Jean-Pierre Cuvier is the false name used by a French paratrooper.
Before Ice StationEdit
The man using the name Jean-Pierre 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 fining an 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.