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"Rosebush," born Cheng Xiu, is a former Project JAVELIN until the end, returning to civilian life to pursue an entertainment career. Among her prominent roles is Inaka Dream in Odd One Out: The Animated Series. She is currently dating musician and former , Dylan Park.combat pilot, award-winning actress and model. She participated in the secretive soldier augmentation program,
Born on the fledgling-agrarian colony of Crest, Rosebush left the planet upon reaching military age to escape small-town life and overbearing parents. Good aptitude and colonial education marks earned her a seat at the . After graduating as an officer, she was approached by the UNSC Air Force Special Weapons division to participate in Project JAVELIN, joining Harrier Squadron. Similar to other JAVELIN operators, she was qualified in all manner of UNSC equipment and firearms along with certifications for the family, , , , , and YSS-770 Masamune. She also has a passing familiarization with other aircraft platforms such as the FA-23 Thunderbird and F/A-440.
After Project JAVELIN was reduced in favor of the, Rosebush retired her posting to pursue an entertainment career. Using her contacts in the defense industry, she fast-tracked her way to stardom as an actress and model. She works with the UNSC as a part-time contractor for public relations events and to return for routine care due to the removal of her military cybernetics. She is often looked to as an influencer in the civilian-cybernetics industry.
- Cheng Xiu is based on Hong Kong-based actress, Angela Yeung Wing "Angelababy", and her fictional character in the 2016 Independence Day: Resurgence film, Rain Lao.
- Cheng Xiu's stage name and callsign, "Rosebush", is based on a promotional photo taken for the Independence Day: Resurgence film along with the real-life actress, Angelababy's, own stage name. Other nicknames considered included "Runaway" and "Banshee Bait."
- Cheng Xiu was conceived originally for a failed Halo Fanon roleplay, RP:Ides of March. Her homeworld of Crest comes from the same roleplay project.