Sergeant Bernadette "Bernie" Mataki (voiced by Tess Masters), is a survival expert and considered by her peers as one of the best snipers in the COG. She fought in several of the most important battles of the Pendulum Wars, including the Battle of Aspho Fields. After Emergence Day, she was stranded on her home island until she heard about the recall to Ephyra, and decided to go on a several year trek across the world to rejoin the COG, eventually reaching the Jacinto Plateau. She reunited with her oldest friend, Victor Hoffman, restarting a relationship with him, and served in Delta-One briefly after the Lightmass Offensive and again after Operation: Hollow Storm, as well as during the Stranded Insurgency and the beginning of the Lambent Pandemic. When the COG collapsed, Bernie traveled with Hoffman, several hundred Gears, and thousands of civilians to Anvil Gate. In Gears of War 3, Bernie assists Delta Squad as they rescue Anya and Sam from an ambush outside of Anvil Gate, but chooses not to travel with them to Azura, finally accepting she is too old to continue fighting and stays to defend Anvil Gate from any further Locust or Lambent attack. At the end of the game she is shown with Hoffman watching Adam Fenix's weapon finally destroy the Locust and the Lambent.