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|voiceactor = [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7766248 Sandra Kawloski]
 
|voiceactor = [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7766248 Sandra Kawloski]
 
|realname = Monika Weiss
 
|realname = Monika Weiss
|organization = [[File:GSG9_Flag.png]] [[GSG 9]]
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|organization = [[File:RAINBOW.png|25px]] [[Rainbow]]<br/>[[File:GSG 9.png|20px|link=GSG 9]] [[GSG 9]]
 
|position = Attacker
 
|position = Attacker
|birthplace = [[wikipedia:Leipzig|Leipzig]], [[wikipedia:Germany|Germany]]
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|birthplace = [[File:Flag of Germany.png]] [[wikipedia:Leipzig|Leipzig]], [[wikipedia:Germany|Germany]] ([[wikipedia:East Germany|East Germany]])
 
|dob = August 1, 1979
 
|dob = August 1, 1979
|age = 38
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|age = {{Age
|height = 5'8" (1.73M)
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|birth_year=1979
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|birth_month=8
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|birth_day=1}}
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|height = 5'9" (1.75M)
 
|weight = 154lbs (70KG)
 
|weight = 154lbs (70KG)
 
|armor = <span style="font-size:24pt">&#9679;&#9675;&#9675;</span><br /><small>Light</small>
 
|armor = <span style="font-size:24pt">&#9679;&#9675;&#9675;</span><br /><small>Light</small>
|speed = <span style="font-size:24pt">&#9679;&#9679;&#9679;</span><br /><small>Fast</small>}}
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|speed = <span style="font-size:24pt">&#9679;&#9679;&#9679;</span><br /><small>Fast</small>
[[File:Rainbow Six Siege IQ Operator Video|300px]]
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|video = [[File:Rainbow Six Siege IQ Operator Video|300px]]}}'''Monika "IQ" Weiss''' is an Attacking Operator featured in ''[[Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege]]''.
 
'''Monika "IQ" Weiss''' is an Attacking Operator featured in ''[[Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege]]''.
 
 
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
Weiss developed a knack for electrical engineering early in life. At sixteen, she completed her first internship with a local tech company. She would continue her education at [[wikipedia:Massachusetts Institute of Technology|MIT]] and [[wikipedia:California Institute of Technology|Caltech]] in the United States. After university, she traveled for a year before dedicating her life to a new challenge, the [[wikipedia:Federal Police (Germany)|Bundespolizei]] (BPOL). Weiss thrived in her new environment and after two years with the BPOL, she was recruited by GSG-9. A brilliant overachiever and a fast learner, Monika Weiss is a natural at almost everything she tries. With an [[wikipedia:Ivy League|Ivy League]] education in electrical engineering and service in GSG-9's technical testing and airborne units, she uses a device which detects electronic traps and gadgets at a distance.<ref>IQ's In-game BIO > BACKGROUND section</ref>
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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 [[wikipedia:Massachusetts Institute of Technology|MIT]], where she focused on electrical engineering, achieving accolades for her research in Microelectronics. Weiss then joined [[wikipedia:California Institute of Technology|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 moves through the ranks. After two years with the BPOL she was recruited by the [[GSG 9]].<ref>IQ's In-game BIO > BACKGROUND section</ref>
   
 
===Psychological Profile===
 
===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.<ref>IQ's In-game BIO > PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE section</ref>
 
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.<ref>IQ's In-game BIO > PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE section</ref>
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===Psychological Report===
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''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 writes 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. […]''
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''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.''
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''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. […]''
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''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. […]'''
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''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. […]''
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''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.''
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:- [[Harry Pandey|Dr. Harishva "Harry" Pandey]], Director of [[Rainbow]]
   
 
==Gameplay Description==
 
==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.
 
A Light Armored Operator, IQ's unique gadget is the RED Mk III "Spectre", which can locate any electronic device in the immediate vicinity.
   
*IQ can detect the following items:
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*The Electronics Detector is a wrist mounted display. It is deactivated by default, and can be manually activated or deactivated.
:*Bombs in [[Bomb|Bomb Defusal]]
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** When activated, IQ flips open the Electronics Detector, and electronic devices within range are detected (even through walls) when looked through the Electronics Detector's translucent display.
:*The Bio Container in [[Secure Area|Secure]]
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**The Electronics Detector's detection range is exactly 20 meters.
:*[[CCTV|Surveillance Cameras]]
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**When using the Electronics Detector, IQ can only use her secondary weapon.
:*[[Nitro Cell]]s
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:*[[Mute|Mute's]] Signal Disruptors
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*The Electronics Detector can detect the following items:
:*[[Kapkan|Kapkan's]] traps
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**The Bombs in [[Bomb|Bomb Defusal]] and the electronic defuser when the Bomb Defuser is being disabled.
:*[[Echo|Echo's]] Yokai Drone
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**The Bio Container in [[Secure Area|Secure]]
:*[[Jäger|Jäger's]] ADS
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**[[CCTV|Surveillance Cameras]]
:*[[Bandit|Bandit's]] Shock Wires
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**[[C4/Siege|Nitro Cell]]s
:*[[Pulse|Pulse's]] Cardiac Sensor
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**[[Bulletproof Camera]]s
:*[[Blitz|Blitz's]] shield
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**[[Mute|Mute's]] Signal Disruptors
:*[[Smoke|Smoke's]] gas canisters
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**[[Kapkan|Kapkan's]] Entry Denial Devices
:*[[Valkyrie|Valkyrie's]] Black Eye Cameras
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**[[Jäger|Jäger's]] Active Defense Systems
:*[[Echo|Echo's]] Yokai drone and controller
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**[[Bandit|Bandit's]] Shock Wires
:*[[Lesion|Lesion's]] Gu mines
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**[[Pulse|Pulse's]] Heartbeat Sensor when it is active.
:*[[Ela|Ela's]] Grzmot Mines
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**[[Smoke|Smoke's]] Remote Gas Grenades
:*Phones hacked by [[Dokkaebi]] or dropped upon death
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**[[Valkyrie|Valkyrie's]] Black Eyes
:*[[Vigil|Vigil's]] ERC-7 Video Disruptor
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**[[Echo|Echo's]] Yokai and his PDA when he is using the Yokai.
:*Bombers in [[Terrorist Hunt]]
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**[[Lesion|Lesion's]] Gu mines
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**[[Ela|Ela's]] Grzmot Mines
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**Phones hacked by [[Dokkaebi]] (when they are being turned off) or dropped upon death
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**[[Vigil|Vigil's]] ERC-7 Video Disruptor when it is active
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**[[Maestro|Maestro's]] Evil Eyes
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**[[Alibi|Alibi's]] Prismas
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**[[Clash|Clash's]] Electro Shield while its taser is active.
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**Attacker Drones hacked by [[Mozzie|Mozzie's]] Pests
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**[[Warden]]'s watch when his Smart Glasses are active.
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**[[Wamai]]'s Mag-NETs.
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**Bombers in [[Terrorist Hunt]]
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==Strategies==
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===Synergies===
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*IQ works well together with [[Twitch]] and [[Thatcher]], two other Attacking Operators tasked with taking out enemy electronic gadgets.
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:*IQ can also work with any other Operator with the ability to remove gadgets from afar, such as Operators with an explosive.
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*[[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.
   
 
==Loadout==
 
==Loadout==
{|class="article-table"
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{|class="article-table" style="float:right;"
 
!colspan="2"|Loadout
 
!colspan="2"|Loadout
 
|-
 
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|
 
*[[AUG/Siege|AUG A2]]<br /><small style="color:grey;">Assault Rifle</small>
 
*[[AUG/Siege|AUG A2]]<br /><small style="color:grey;">Assault Rifle</small>
*[[552 Commando]]<br /><small style="color:grey;">Assault Rifle</small>
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*[[552 Commando/Siege|552 Commando]]<br /><small style="color:grey;">Assault Rifle</small>
 
*[[HK21/Siege|G8A1]]<br /><small style="color:grey;">Light Machine Gun</small>
 
*[[HK21/Siege|G8A1]]<br /><small style="color:grey;">Light Machine Gun</small>
 
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|Gadget
 
|Gadget
 
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*[[Breach Charge]] x 3
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*[[Breach Charge/Siege|Breach Charge]] x 3
*[[Frag Grenade]] x 2
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*[[Claymore/Siege|Claymore]] x 1
|}
 
 
===Loadout Description===
 
{|class="article-table"
 
!colspan="2"|Unique Gadget
 
 
|-
 
|-
|[[File:IQ Badge New.png|50px]]
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|[[File:Electronics_Detector.png|thumb]]
 
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{{Color|#ccac00|Electronics Detector}}<br /><small style="color:grey;">RED Mk III Spectre</small>
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*{{Color|#ccac00|Electronics Detector}}<br /><small style="color:grey;">RED Mk III Spectre</small>
 
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{{Quote|Uses the Electronics Detector to locate any electronics in range through obstacles such as walls.|RED MK III "Spectre" Description}}
 
{{Quote|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.
 
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.
 
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.
   
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===Device Evaluation===
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Device: Electronics Detector RED Mk III "Spectre"<br />
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Operator: Specialist Monika "IQ" Weiss<br />
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Evaluation Lead: Specialist Monika "IQ" Weiss<br />
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''Under the direct of both [[Harry Pandey|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!''
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''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.''
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''One final note: I noticed Specialist [[Pulse|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.''
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:- M. Weiss
   
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
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*''"Life is the ultimate Rube Goldberg machine."''
 
;Spawning
 
;Spawning
 
*''"Focus on the objectives."''
 
*''"Focus on the objectives."''
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*''"Bomb located."''
 
*''"Bomb located."''
 
*''"Spotted a Defuser."''
 
*''"Spotted a Defuser."''
;Detonating [[Breach Charge]]
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;Detonating [[Breach Charge/Siege|Breach Charge]]
 
*''"Brace yourselves."''
 
*''"Brace yourselves."''
 
;Reloading
 
;Reloading
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*''"Stay here, we'll be back."''
 
*''"Stay here, we'll be back."''
 
*''"Stay put."''
 
*''"Stay put."''
;Other
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;[[White Masks]] Reloading
 
*''"Targets are reloading!"''
 
*''"Targets are reloading!"''
 
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:*IQ is also seen using an [[M1014/Siege|M1014]] in her Operator video, which is also not a part of her CTU.
 
:*IQ is also seen using an [[M1014/Siege|M1014]] in her Operator video, which is also not a part of her CTU.
   
==Gameplay Video==
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==Gallery==
[[File:Rainbow Six Siege - Operator Profile IQ-0|center|500px]]
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===Concept Art===
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<gallery position="center">
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IQ Concept 1.jpg|IQ's concept designs
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</gallery>
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===Models===
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<gallery position="center">
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IQ turn-around (colour).jpg|IQ (In-Game)
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I.Q.png|IQ's model (Pre-Dust Line)
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R6S IQ 552 Commando.png|IQ's model (Pre-Dust Line)
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R6S IQ G8A1.png|IQ's model (Pre-Dust Line)
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IQ AUG A2.png|IQ armed with an [[AUG/Siege|AUG A2]] (Pre-Blood Orchid)
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IQ 552 Commando.png|IQ armed with a [[552 Commando/Siege|552 Commando]] (Pre-Blood Orchid)
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IQ G8A1.png|IQ armed with a [[HK21/Siege|G8A1]] (Pre-Blood Orchid)
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80.IQ AUG A2.png|IQ armed with an [[AUG/Siege|AUG A2]] (Post-Blood Orchid)
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81.IQ 552 Commando.png|IQ armed with a [[552 Commando/Siege|552 Commando]] (Post-Blood Orchid)
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82.IQ G8A1.png|IQ armed with a [[HK21/Siege|G8A1]] (Post-Blood Orchid)
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R6 IQ AUG A2.png|IQ armed with an [[AUG/Siege|AUG A2]]
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R6 IQ 552 Commando.png|IQ armed with a [[552 Commando/Siege|552 Commando]]
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R6 IQ G8A1.png|IQ armed with a [[HK21/Siege|G8A1]]
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</gallery>
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===Stills===
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<gallery position="center">
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IQ Portrait.png|IQ (In-game artwork)
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chibi.png.jpg|IQ (Chibi)
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IQ Valentine.jpg|Official Valentine's Day art of IQ
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IQ (In-game).jpg|IQ (In-game screenshot)
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IQ Gameplay.gif|IQ's Spectre gameplay
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Headgear Bundle - Black Ice.jpg|[[Thermite]], IQ and [[Sledge]] featured in the Black Ice Headgear Bundle
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Headgear Bundle - Dust Line.jpg|[[Thermite]], IQ and [[Sledge]] featured in the Dust Line Headgear Bundle
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Headgear Bundle - Cannes.png|[[Mute]], [[Valkyrie]], [[Sledge]], IQ and [[Bandit]] in the Cannes Headgear Bundle
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GSG9 Leather Bundle.jpg|[[Jäger]], IQ, [[Blitz]] and [[Bandit]] in the Vogel Bundle
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Headgear Bundle - Red Crow.jpg|[[Sledge]], IQ and [[Castle]] featured in the Red Crow Headgear Bundle
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IQ in the Y1S4 Pro League Set.jpg|IQ in the Y1S4 Pro League Set
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Headgear Bundle - Velvet Shell.jpg|[[Sledge]], IQ and [[Castle]] featured in the Velvet Shell Headgear Bundle
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107.Jäger, IQ, Blitz and Bandit in the BPM Headgear Bundle.jpg|[[Jäger]], IQ, [[Blitz]] and [[Bandit]] in the BPM Headgear Bundle
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Uniform Bundle - Blood Orchid.jpg|IQ, [[Thermite]] and [[Sledge]] featured in the Blood Orchid Bundle
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IQ Verbena Bundle.jpg|IQ in the Verbena Bundle
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Jäger, Blitz, IQ and Bandit in the Kommando Bundle.jpg|[[Jäger]], [[Blitz]], IQ and [[Bandit]] in the Kommando Bundle
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</gallery>
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===Icons===
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<gallery position="center">
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IQ Badge.png|IQ's Icon (Beta)
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IQ Badge New.png|IQ's Current Icon
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</gallery>
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===Video===
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<gallery position="center">
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Rainbow Six Siege - Operator Profile IQ-0
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</gallery>
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{{Siege Operators}}
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==Patch Changes==
 
==Patch Changes==
 
{{Patch Changes|
 
{{Patch Changes|
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*{{Patch|[[Rainbow Six Siege patches/Patch 3.4.1|Update 3.4.1; December 17, 2018]]|[[P12]] recoil with Electronics Gadget is updated.}}
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*{{Patch|[[Rainbow Six Siege patches/Patch 3.4.0|Update 3.4.0; December 4, 2018]]|Increase to Electronics Detector's range from 15m to 20m.}}
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*{{Patch|[[Rainbow Six Siege patches/Patch 3.2.2|Update 3.2.2; July 23, 2018]]|[[Frag Grenade/Siege|Frag Grenade]]s are replaced with a [[Claymore/Siege|Claymore]]. Electronics Detector range reduced.}}
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*{{Patch|[[Rainbow Six Siege patches/Patch 3.2.0|Update 3.2.0; June 7, 2018]]|Movement speed slightly reduced.}}
 
*{{Hotfix|April 10, 2018|Reuinification Elite Set added.}}
 
*{{Hotfix|April 10, 2018|Reuinification Elite Set added.}}
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*{{Patch|[[Rainbow Six Siege patches/Patch 3.1.0|Update 3.1.0; March 6, 2018]]|Renown price removed.}}
 
*{{Patch|[[Rainbow Six Siege patches/Patch 2.3.0|Update 2.3.0; September 5, 2017]]|Model optimized. Face rigging updated.}}
 
*{{Patch|[[Rainbow Six Siege patches/Patch 2.3.0|Update 2.3.0; September 5, 2017]]|Model optimized. Face rigging updated.}}
 
*{{Patch|[[Rainbow Six Siege patches/Patch 2.2.1|Update 2.2.1; June 6, 2017]]|Hitbox reworked. Electronics Scanner retweaked.}}
 
*{{Patch|[[Rainbow Six Siege patches/Patch 2.2.1|Update 2.2.1; June 6, 2017]]|Hitbox reworked. Electronics Scanner retweaked.}}
*{{Patch|[[Rainbow Six Siege patches/Patch 2.1.0|Update 2.1.0; Feburary 7, 2017]]|[[Stun Grenade]]s are replaced by [[Frag Grenade]]s. Electronics Dectector can now scan Observational Tools.}}
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*{{Patch|[[Rainbow Six Siege patches/Patch 2.1.0|Update 2.1.0; Feburary 7, 2017]]|[[Stun Grenade/Siege|Stun Grenade]]s are replaced with [[Frag Grenade/Siege|Frag Grenade]]s. Electronics Dectector can now scan Observational Tools.}}
*{{Patch|[[Rainbow Six Siege patches/Patch 3.0|Update 3.0; May 10, 2016]]|Electronics Detector overhauled.}}
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*{{Patch|[[Rainbow Six Siege patches/Patch 3.0|Update 3.0; May 10, 2016]]|Electronics Detector overhauled.}}}}
}}
 
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Siege Operators}}
 
 
 
[[ru:IQ]]
 
[[ru:IQ]]
[[Category:Operators]]
 
[[Category:GSG 9]]
 
 
[[Category:Attacker]]
 
[[Category:Attacker]]
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[[Category:Characters of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege]]
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[[Category:Rainbow Operators]]

Revision as of 05:35, June 2, 2020


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 moves 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 writes 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.

  • The Electronics Detector is a wrist mounted display. It is deactivated by default, and can be manually activated or deactivated.
    • When activated, IQ flips open the Electronics Detector, and electronic devices within range are detected (even through walls) when looked through the Electronics Detector's translucent display.
    • The Electronics Detector's detection range is exactly 20 meters.
    • When using the Electronics Detector, IQ can only use her secondary weapon.

Strategies

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.

Loadout

Loadout
Primary
Secondary
Gadget
Electronics Detector
  • 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.

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References

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