- "Do what you do best. If you’re lucky, you won’t be a burden."
— Blog's subtitle
Born in Junk Bay, Liu Tze Long still lives in a public housing estate not far from this area. He was raised by his father, who worked for a ship breaking company and often pulled double shifts. During these years, Liu would stay at the shipyard and help him dismantle obsolete ships for scrapping.
As the ship breaking business began to dwindle out, Liu and his father took some demolition jobs under the table. It all came to a stop when Liu's father injured his back. Liu was 19 and could not support them both with his own income. Quickly crumbling under debts, he needed money fast.
With ample experience in demolition and mine disposal, he returned to Hong Kong to join the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Bureau. Soon after, he joined the Special Duties Unit (SDU) to deal with Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear terrorist threats.
Fell in an oil tank while scavenging an old ship when he was 10 years old. Trying to break free, he ingested a significant amount of water seethed with toxins. Since the tank walls were ripped he managed to break free, but not unscarred. Liu is highly resilient to physical hardships. His mental strength is what set him apart from younger candidates. He was one of the 3 other recruits who were able to withstand the extended version of SAS Resistance to Interrogation Program.
N.B. Admitted having detected the tang of oily waters during intense episodes of his Resistance Interrogation training.
A Medium Armored Operator, Lesion comes equipped with his Gu mines; auto-cloaking poison mines that, once within proximity, the victim will be affected by a gradual loss of health until they are downed or the needle is removed. Up to eight Gu mines can be deployed and are gradually built throughout a round.
- Gu Mines are throwable devices that deploy on the floor and stick to any attacker who triggers them. They have a detection and effective radius of 1 meter.
- The Mine will trigger on one Operator but can affect multiple Operators if they are within the proximity of the Mine.
- Because of how they function, if an Attacker attempts to destroy it with a melee attack, it will detonate anyway.
- Gu Mines will deploy as long as they are on a flat surface. This means that Lesion can deploy them on high surfaces, such as a desk or cabinet and even windowsills, and as long as Attackers come into proximity of the Mines, they will trigger.
- However, when in bookshelves or obstructed surfaces, they may not trigger.
- Mines are retrievable, even after being deployed.
- Gu Mines have a throwing profile similar to Impact Grenades. When a mine hits a wall or a ceiling, it falls nearly directly down.
- Getting affected by a Gu Mine causes a queasy visual distortion and does damage over time as the needle remains inserted in the victim's leg. They can either fight through the disorientation and take the damage, or they can follow the on-screen prompt to remove the needle from their leg, lowering their gun and leaving themselves vulnerable in the process.
- Getting stuck by the needles deals an initial 10 damage, followed by 4 damage periodically (roughly 2 seconds). Until removed, the needle will continue to deal its periodic damage.
- While poisoned, an Operator cannot sprint.
- If another Gu Mine is triggered while one is already stuck, it will only deal the initial 10 damage, refreshing the poison timer. It will not increase the poison damage nor increase the number of needles that need to be pulled out.
- In Bomb, if the Operator carrying the Defuser is poisoned, they cannot drop or plant their Defuser until they remove the needle.
- Hostages will trigger the mine, but will receive no further damage than the first tick.
- When downed, the poison effect will discontinue.
- Gu mines are cloaked, but can still be seen as their surfaces cause slight refractions.
- The cloak functions by mimicking the floor it is on, but it makes the Gu mines more noticeable if deployed where the floor's pattern changes.
- Lesion is able to see where each of his mines is deployed through a small icon above each deployed trap, even through walls. He is the only one capable of seeing these icons. The icon will disappear if the mine is triggered or destroyed.
- To prevent visual clutter, aiming down sights will reduce the size of the Gu mine icons.
- There can be a total of eight mines deployed. However, Lesion doesn’t start with a full complement; he starts with one and acquires an additional one every 30 seconds thereafter. The second one can be attained in the span of the Preparation Phase.
- Like other small, deployable gadgets, the Gu Mines will be destroyed if they are too close to any wall in the middle of reinforcement due to the collision.
- Because of their similar functions, Lesion works very well with the rest of the Trap-orientated Operators.
- Kapkan and his EDDs works well with Lesion's Gu Mines in terms of enemy denial and discouragement. During this setup, caution must be taken to ensure that Gu Mines will not be destroyed by the EDD when it detonates.
- Frost can work well with Lesion. If a Gu Mine is placed close to the trap, anyone who gets caught will be instantly killed by Lesion's Gu Mine as they extend into a crawl.
- However, if the Gu Mine is placed too close such that the Gu Mine triggers before the Frost trap does, the poison will not inflict any useful damage on the opponent.
- Ela and her Grzmot mines work very well due to the fact that her and Lesion's mines' effects do not overtake the other. This allows the possibility of an Attacker to be both disorientated and poisoned at the same time.
- In a similar vein to her synergy to Frost, Caveira can easily interrogate those that are downed from the Gu mines, provided the opportunity.
- Gu Mines are still susceptible to gunfire and explosives.
- Since Lesion's Gu Mines utilize an active cloak and explosives to work, it is considered an electronic gadget and thus susceptible to the same disadvantages of other electronic gadgets, minus the ability to be seen with the naked eye.
- "Cloaked toxic mines injecting a compound which injures opponents and limits their speed."
— Gu Description
Gu mines were inspired by the sharp punji sticks used during the Vietnam War. Rubbed with toxic plants or feces, the stakes served to slow down enemy troops by causing severe infections in their camp. Similarly, Gu mines inject a toxin that injures your opponent and limits their speed. With its cloaking ability, your enemy will be forced to make quick decisions. Starting with one Gu mine, your inventory will increase until it reaches a maximum of eight mines. Since time is on Lesion’s side, you will be able to lure your mark into desperate rushes.
- A lesion is any abnormal damage or change in the tissue of an organism caused by trauma or disease.
- Lesion has two different official Chinese translations of his codename, found in two different official sources.
- Gu (Chinese: 蛊) is named after a venom-based poison which involved sealing various venomous creatures in a container where they devoured one another and allegedly concentrated their toxins into a single survivor.
- Lesion's elite uniform has the writing "專利原型 233" (Patent Prototype 233) on the back. In Chinese Internet slang, "233" is a form of laughing much like "lmao". His elite victory animation shows his nickname as "鴿仔" (pigeon-let).
- The Chinese character 雷 is written on the side of the Gu mines. It could either be a reference to his codename or refer to its alternate meaning as "Mines".
- Lesion's first operation was Operation Green Viper in Indonesia and Macau. He teamed up and joined forces with SAS Operators Mike Baker and James Porter. Upon completion of the mission, the two helped celebrate Lesion's first successful mission with an extra day in Macau, filing the event as an off-duty bonus.
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