- "Smuggler captain Piper Faraday and her trusty pilot, Wonky, hide out in the Outskirts, far away from any royal jail. Brings out the best in her crew."
- — Piper's character description (SWH)
Before the events of SteamWorld Heist, Captain Piper Faraday worked as a pilot in the Royal Space Force. Despite not being interested in a military career or politics. One day she's ordered to drop her payload from the air onto a village where "something is brewing". The village was a suspected rebel base but it was then she realized her cargo was full of explosives. She is then faced with the choice of bombing a village which could possibly contain Smallbots or fly away and become a deserter. She and her pilot, Wonky, chose the latter.
She's very friendly and popular among locals in the docks, and serves as an inspiration to her crew. She tends to bring out the best in people, even if her career choice as a smuggler and pirate was less than celebrated.
|Level 0||Handgun||Default||Ability to wield Handgun class weapons.|
|Sharpshooter||Default||Ability to wield Sharpshooter class weapons.|
|Power Shot||Action||Fire a regular shot that deals +1 bonus DMG (3 tCD).|
|Level 1||Health||Upgrade||Increase Health by +1.|
|Level 2||Inspire||Passive||Nearby allies and herself deal +1 bonus DMG.|
|Level 3||Power Shot: Cooldown||Upgrade||Power Shot CD reduced by -1 turn.|
|Level 4||Area Repair||Action||Repair all inspired allies (Once per mission).|
|Level 5||Health||Upgrade||Increase Health by +1.|
|Level 6||Inspire: Area||Upgrade||Inspire now receive allies two tiles away.|
|Level 7||Power Shot: Damage||Upgrade||Power Shot now deals +2 bonus DMG.|
|Level 8||Movement Speed||Upgrade||Increase Movement Speed by +1.|
|Level 9||Inspire: Damage||Upgrade||Inspire now gives +2 bonus DMG.|
|Level 10||Power Shot: Damage||Upgrade||Power Shot now deals +3 bonus DMG.|
Her character was modelled after Katherine Hepburn giving her a headstrong, independent, fair and tough as nails personality.
She appears to be a copper Steambot with an admiral-like army cap. She also has a burner in her red-plated chest, a handgun and green plated shorts. Her 'hair' arms appear asymmetrical, with one green and three-fingered, and the other brown, also three-fingered (although hard to make out).
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- Piper is the only character with a starting ability at level 0.
- With her Inspire ability, Piper is the only character that is affected by other characters.
- Piper is the character with the most stats improvements in odd levels & the most feature improvements in even levels.