Jean-Pierre Cuvier is the false name used by a French paratrooper.
Before Ice StationEdit
The man who used the name Jean-Pierre Cuvier joined the Premier Régiment de Parachutistes d'Infanterie de Marines at some point after turning 18.
In June 1999, "Cuvier" was in Antarctica doing cold-combat training with the rest of his unit when they intercepted a distress call from the American Wilkes station which claimed a diving team had dissapeared after finding an apparent alien ship.
Seeing an opportunity to steal the ship for themselves, the French ordered "Cuvier" and the paratrooper unit to infiltrate the station and eliminate the scientists inside. Looking to gain the trust of the civilian scientists at Wilkes to gain access to the station, the paratroopers decided to pose as scientists from d'Urville, and took two actual scientists, Luc Champion and Henri Rae, with them to complete the illusion.
Upon succeeding in deceiving the scientists at Wilkes, "Cuvier" remained behind along with a few others to stay with most of the American scientists while "Jean Petard" drove five of them away to execute them.
"Cuvier" was in the dining room with Rae and the Americans when a U.S. Recon unit arrived at Wilkes. He maintained his cover until it became clear that the Marine leader, Shane Schofield, was about to discover their deception. As the French broke cover, "Cuvier" drew a pair of crossbows from his pocket and fired one at Elizabeth Gant, briefly knocking her out.
While the French ruled the first part of the battle, the tide began to change when Wilkes began filling with an explosive gas and several of their men were killed into the killer whale occupied dive pool. Putting together a plan to draw the Marines into a trap, the French turned out the station's lights, and kept their crossbows handy since they would not ignite the gaseous environment.
"Cuvier" and "Jacques Latissier" confronted Schofield and Gant on C-deck, where "Cuvier" attacked the female Marine with his knife. Though he manged to knock off her night vision goggles, Gant used her infrared ones to compensate as the fight continued. After "Cuvier" lost his own night vision goggles, Gant head-butted the French soldier, and a section of the crossbow bolt he had fired at her earlier and become lodged in her helmet stabbed into his right eye. "Cuvier" screamed and thrashed about madly until Gant fired her Maghook at his skull, killing "Cuvier" instantly.