"I don't sleep well anymore. I see my friends calling me...and I do nothing."
― Shizuko-D081 describing her guilt-driven insomnia.
Shizuko-D081 (Japanese Katakana/Kanji: シズ子), born Matsui Shizuko, is a SPARTAN-III commando who trained with the illicit Delta Company and the older sister of fellow Spartan, Daiki-D217. Among the best trainees in her graduating class, Shizuko displayed considerable proficiency in all her weapon qualifications and rose quickly to the position of leader on Team Entropy.
Born the eldest child of three in a refugee camp on Minister, Shizuko grew up around sectarian tensions between refugees and residents. The eventual riots on Minister ended in tragedy for the Matsui family, and soon after, Shizuko and her younger brother were whisked away by recruiters from the Office of Naval Intelligence for Spartan training.
Her first field assignment hunting Covenant extremists after graduating from Delta Company turned deadly, ending in the dissolution of her unit. Reassigned to ONI's Spartan Headhunter division as a lone operative, Shizuko attempted to bury her grief in constant deployments and extended cryostasis to keep her demons at bay.
GENDER: Female BIRTHPLACE: New London, Minister BIRTH DATE: 12 August 2545 BLOOD TYPE: AB HEIGHT: 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) WEIGHT: 92 kg (203 lbs)
The child of a refugee couple on the colony Minister and the eldest sibling of three, Matsui Shizuko or "Shizuko-D081" grew up in a rough environment and persevered through tragedy. She is a graduate of SPARTAN-III DELTA COMPANY, the former fireteam leader of Spartan Unit ENTROPY, and older sister to fellow SPARTAN-III and deserter, Daiki-D217. She was an early standout and considered a role model to her peers by many instructors as noted by her compassion for her training and her peers. Shizuko is talented behind the sights of almost any weapon placed in her hands and enjoys weapon familiarization and experimentation to a great degree. The tragic loss of her unit weighs hard on her, developing into a standoffish personality and a habitual preference for staying in cryogenic stasis to avoid grief. She's currently serving with ONI's version of SPARTAN HEADHUNTERS.