- "Hey Mate! I think there's something wrong with your suit, There's a dead guy in it."
- —Skinner to Cage during the ride to Normandy.
|Affiliations||United Defense Force|
|Debut||Edge of Tomorrow|
Early History Edit
Cage reveals that Skinner's second grade teacher, Ms. Polio wouldn't let him go to the bathroom during the class, making him to start peeing in the pants.
Operation Downfall Edit
Skinner was present when Sergeant Farell put William Cage into J-Squad, giving him a threatening glare. He later mocked him during the flight to Normandy. Later on the beach, he and the rest of J-Squad are seen killed by a single Mimic.
In one of the loops, Cage manages to escape from a training exercise and he with other squadmates are punished by Sergeant Farell to do push ups. For unspecified amount of times he confronts Cage for running away and challenging him to a fight. He's defeated by Cage, one time by having his eyes closed and arms behind him. Cage decides to recruit the misfit J-Squad to help them get to Paris. Cage's now-intimate knowledge of J-Squad and Vrataski's credibility convinces J-Squad to accompany them. They steal an aircraft and fly to Paris.
Battle of Louvre Edit
Once in the vicinity of the Louvre, the Mimics attack their aircraft. They must avoid killing the Alpha Mimic guarding the Omega, because that will cause the Omega to reset time, so all the team members are told to "take one for the team" - that is, to accept death - and not try to kill any Alpha Mimic in case they find themselves with one face-to-face. In the ensuing firefight half of J-Squad are killed. Cage, Vrataski, and three remaining J-Squad members (Skinner, Griff and Ford) decide to use the remaining engine power to slide the aircraft into the Louvre. Once inside, they plan to use grenades to destroy the Omega. Skinner and Griff sacrifice themselves by detonating Skinners claymore and slowing down oncoming Mimics.
After the rewind, Skinner is seen partaking in training exercise with the rest of J-Squad.