|Dmitrij 'Mitya' Sokolov|
|Date of Birth||16 BE|
|Date of Death||Still alive.|
|Blood type||He doesn't know it.|
- "The dumber people think you are, the more surprised they're going to be when you kill them."
- — William Clayton
Dmitrij 'Mitya' Sokolov is a thirty-year-old ex-gear. He is a middle-ranking member of McCarrick's Marauders, the so-called Stranded army, and resides in Pithodi. He has short brown hair and grey eyes. He wears the COG armor of one of his former squadmates for its superior bullet protection, but it has been modified to have an orange version of the Crimson Omen on the chestplate and a white MM on the left shoulder.
Mitya's family has (had?) a proud military tradition, and as soon as he turned seventeen he joined the Gears without hesitation. Though not necessarily a "by the book" soldier, he is a firm believer in discipline and soundness of mind and body. He was undaunted by the Locust Emergence and continued to serve excellently. His determination immediately elevated him in the eyes of superiors, and he was quickly made a sergeant. He served a near-flawless tour of duty with his four squadmates until they got lost during a mission. They circled for days until they ran out of fuel, and they were promptly ambushed by Locust. Mitya and his corporal escaped, the former with damaged armor but no injuries, the latter with a bullet wound to his groin which went unnoticed due to adrenaline rush.
The two wandered for several hours when they began to hear radio static. They began to follow the signal in an attempt to make it clearer, and soon realized that it was a Stranded broadcast. Desperate, they made their way towards the source of the signal. When Mitya finally arrived at Pithodi, he was carrying the body of his corporal, who had passed out from blood loss and dehydration. He died shortly afterward, and Mitya took his armor.
Mitya played a role in The Blackout of 2 AE, which occurred when he was 18.
For more on Mitya today, visit Reconnoiter at FanFiction.net.
- Mitya hates being called Dmitrij, as that was his father's name.
- He plays up the "dumb Russian" stereotype (yes, I know there is no Russia in Gears, but you know what I'm getting at) to confuse human opponents.