Thunder tells anyone who'll listen (and you really have no choice, THE DUDE'S LOUD) that he's ex-Spetsnaz. He's kind of vague on precisely which unit, or where he served, but he's so useful under fire that nobody gets too worked up. His English really is very good, if heavily accented. In fact, no one has ever actually heard him speak or seen him read Russian, including Sparks, who definitely does. Her theory? A lot of passports suddenly became available in the chaos that followed the Dirty Bomb attacks, providing some with an irresistible chance for a clean slate... So, he's Thunder and he's Russian. Got it? Good.
Thunder works best as the first person into the fray to shield his allies with his massive body. He's no slouch on offense either, as he can clear a room with a combination of LMG fire and a party favor with a nasty kick...
Thunder's lone ability is more than enough to knock his enemies senseless. Cook and throw them like any other grenade, and they will detonate with an intense flash and concussive blast, rendering his victims helpless long enough for his team to deal with. Thunder even found a way to include an electronic scrambling effect with each explosion; any Deployable objects in the area of the explosion will be briefly disabled as well, incapable of shooting, healing or blowing themselves up.
New Primary Weapon: MK46 Light Machine Gun
The MK46: For when you just need a little more dakka. This Light Machine Gun holds more rounds than anything but Rhino's minigun and has a fearsome rate of fire. While not as accurate as an Assault Rifle, Thunder's never seemed to mind. After all, if it's worth shooting once, it's worth shooting many, many times.