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Monika "IQ" Weiss is an Attacking Operator featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege.

Background

Weiss's mother is a renowned mathematician and her father is an inventor who high academic standards encouraged Weiss and her siblings to win numerous awards in math, science, and music throughout their school years. Thriving in the gifted program enabled Weiss to complete her first internship with a local tech company at the age of sixteen. She was invited to MIT, where she focused on electrical engineering, achieving accolades for her research in Microelectronics. Weiss then joined Caltech for graduate studies in experimental electrical engineering. Weiss returned to Germany after traveling the world for a year to work with military technology research before joining the Bundespolizei (BPOL) as an officer. Both the physical and mental challenges of the job appealed to Weiss and she quickly move through the ranks. After two years with the BPOL she was recruited by the GSG 9.[1]

Psychological Profile

A brilliant overachiever and fast learner, Weiss has been successful at nearly everything she tries. This facility, however, has conditioned her to refuse failure as an acceptable outcome. This can be manifest as borderline obsessive behavior when tackling obstacles that are perceived to be difficult or exceptionally challenging.[2]

Psychological Report

Specialist Monika "IQ" Weiss is as active physically as she is intellectually. When she does manage to pull herself away from rock climbing, spelunking, and - well, countless other athletic and intellectual pursuits, she write science-fiction. During our meeting, Weiss exuded so much natural vitality that I felt the same exhaustive rush I remember from completing my first marathon. […]

Weiss says she and her siblings are typical overachievers and jokes that even she gets worn out at family gatherings. It's clear they're important to her and she confided that she doesn't have any close friends because only her family understands her.

It isn't unusual for people with exceptional intelligence to be uncomfortable socializing. Of course, I'm not interested in pushing Weiss into making friends - that's not my role, nor hers. But I do think she would benefit from reaching out to some of the other specialists beyond the usual training exercises and research. […]

Her parents encouraged Weiss and her siblings to stretch their imaginations as much as their intellect. She described her mother as "someone madly obsessed with finding patterns in chaos." Her father was the kind to launch experimental rockets from the family garage. It's hardly surprising, then, that Weiss inherited their combined talent for focused disruption. […]'

Weiss was coveted by companies and universities from around the world, but she chose law enforcement. That fascinated me. She said it was an opportunity to work with state-of-the-art equipment and express her love for her country at the same time. I pointed out a third reason - academic research can be rewarding but it's typically highly focuses and structured, leaving less room for the wildly creative approach that Weiss naturally possesses and that our special operations encourage. […]

Field reports mention that Weiss can become obsessive when tackling challenges. In the same vein, she suffers from bouts of insomnia. I suspect the latter stems from the fact that Weiss simply doesn't want to "give up the day". If she's to be of utmost use to Rainbow, it will be important that she learns when and where to let go.

- Dr. Harishva "Harry" Pandey, Director of Rainbow

Gameplay Description

A Light Armored Operator, IQ's unique gadget is the RED Mk III "Spectre", which can locate any electronic device in the immediate vicinity.

  • When using the Electronics Detector, IQ can use her secondary weapon.
  • The Spectre's detection range is 20 meters.

Synergies

  • IQ works well together with Twitch and Thatcher, two other Attacking Operators tasked with taking out enemy electronic gadgets.
  • IQ can also work with any other Operator with the ability to remove gadgets from afar, such as Operators with an explosive.
  • Dokkaebi can help IQ find Defenders with the use of her Logic Bomb. While a Defender resets their phones, IQ can spot them for the duration of the resetting process.

Counters

  • The Electronics Detector will not detect gadgets that don't run on power. As such, these types of gadgets will not be detected. The following gadgets cannot be detected:
  • Defenders that have no electronic gadget to speak of, unique or otherwise, have an inherent advantage over IQ. These Defenders are Rook and Tachanka.

Loadout

Loadout
Primary
Secondary
Gadget

Loadout Description

Unique Gadget
IQ Badge New

Electronics Detector
RED Mk III Spectre

"Uses the Electronics Detector to locate any electronics in range through obstacles such as walls."
— RED MK III "Spectre" Description

The advent of complex electronics on battlefields has created a pressing need for more advanced types of portable, ground-based sensors. Inspired by Forward Looking Infrared technology, the RED Mk III “Spectre” displays any active electronic components in the immediate vicinity of the user, from IEDs to various types of specialized military gear.

Weiss designed the prototype for the RED Mk I while a Ph.D. candidate at CalTech. She has maintained a firm hand in monitoring the subsequent models of the device, as dictated in her licensing agreement with the manufacturer.

Device Evaluation

Device: Electronics Detector RED Mk III "Spectre"
Operator: Specialist Monika "IQ" Weiss
Evaluation Lead: Specialist Monika "IQ" Weiss

Under the direct of both Six and Mira (Dr. Harishva "Harry" Pandey and Elena "Mira" Alvarez, Director of Research and Development) I've been helping lead a team of specialists for the department's equipment evaluations. As the battlefield evolves, technology needs to evolve too!

Evaluation tests of the RED Mk III "Spectre" in the lab have been mostly positive. The frequencies have been adjusted and the scanner has improved. It's always been a goal to have the gadget's detection communicated to the team in real time. Field tests for this modification are attached.

One final note: I noticed Specialist J. Estrada (Pulse) was added to the tech lab schedule. The last time he was in the lab his "prank" modifications to the Spectre were not even mildly amusing. If he's going to hang around the lab and participate in the evaluations I suggest we all keep a close eye on him. He isn't as funny as he thinks he is.

- M. Weiss

Quotes

IQ's Quotes
  • "Life is the ultimate Rube Goldberg machine."
Spawning
  • "Focus on the objectives."
  • "Rely on your whole team, not just your tech."
  • "I'll be watchful, as always."
  • "I'll be watchful as ever."
  • "Stay alert. Don't miss a thing."
  • "Ultimately, it's up to me to save myself, and my team."
  • "We're not going in blind."
  • "When left to my own devices, there's nothing that I can't handle."
  • "You will know if I see anything."
Using Electronics Detector
  • "Deploying Electronic Sensor. If it runs on batteries, I'll see it."
  • "RED scanning."
  • "RED scanning! Sweeping perimeter!"
  • "RED sweeping."
  • "Scanning for electronic devices."
  • "Sweeping for electronics."
Scanning Objectives With Electronics Detector
  • "Bio Container detected."
  • "Bio Container located."
  • "Biohazard Container detected."
  • "Defuser detected."
  • "Defuser spotted."
  • "Detected a Bio Container."
  • "Detected a Biohazard Container."
  • "Detected a Bomb."
  • "Detected a Defuser."
  • "Bomb detected."
  • "Bomb located."
  • "Spotted a Defuser."
Detonating Breach Charge
  • "Brace yourselves."
Reloading
  • "I'm out!"
  • "Swapping mags!"
Reviving
  • "Stay calm, you'll be fine."
  • "Stay focused."
  • "Stay on top of things."
  • "Stay with me."
Getting Hostage
  • "Got the hostage."
  • "We need to get you out of here."
Moving Hostage
  • "Follow me."
  • "Quick, run."
  • "Stay close to me."
  • "We have to move faster."
  • "We need to move, stay close."
  • "We need to run."
Dropping Hostage
  • "Don't wander off."
  • "Okay stay here. We'll be right back."
  • "Stay here."
  • "Stay here, and keep your head down."
  • "Stay here, we'll be back."
  • "Stay put."
White Masks Reloading
  • "Targets are reloading!"

Trivia

  • Upon successfully completing Article 5 in Situations, the "Bartlett University" Weapon skin will become available for use on the AUG A2 by IQ.
  • IQ's Operator image shows her using an M45 MEUSOC, which is neither something she can equip nor a part of her CTU.
  • IQ is also seen using an M1014 in her Operator video, which is also not a part of her CTU.

Gameplay Video

Rainbow Six Siege - Operator Profile IQ-0

Rainbow Six Siege - Operator Profile IQ-0

Patch Changes



References

  1. IQ's In-game BIO > BACKGROUND section
  2. IQ's In-game BIO > PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE section
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