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Emergency Response Team
Access: Almost Everywhere
Difficulty: Medium to Hard
Supervisors: Central Command
Duties: Resolve the emergency situation. Secure the station.
Guides: Standard Operating Procedure

You are part of an Rapid Response Unit in the direct service of Epsilon Eridani Nanotrasen Central Command. As an Emergency Response Team Member, your job is to return your assigned station to survivable conditions. Good luck.

You have a special radio channel issued for Central Command Response Teams and most CentCom Personnel. Your radio key is ':$'

Alright, Let's Move!

When you are a Ghost and currently observing the round, you have the option to join as a Response Team Member as soon as the Heads of Staff requests an Emergency Response Team, remember that ERTs are only called during Code Red-threat levels and so on. Later, you'll be prompted to choose your gender then your specialization that you want to pick.

If your 'Respawnability' is set to 'No' however (When you either used the ghost verb or cyro 30 minutes after the shift has been started), don't worry. You're still able to join the Response Team once all of the current ghosts with Respawnability on 'Yes' joined the ERT and there is not enough players to fill all the slots.

You begin in the special operations area at Central Command. As soon as you spawn in, announce your arrival over the response team radio channel and your preferred specialization (Command, Security, Engineering, Medical, Paranormal, Janitor, Borg). Next, move into the main lobby and get ready. Your team leader might call for a briefing at this point; make sure to actually attend the briefing and to listen carefully.

Tools of the Trade

Response Team Members are equipped and provided with some of the reserved tools and equipment that Centcom has to offer. You have a lot given to you, so make sure to make the best use of your equipment and not accidentally cause more damage to the station.

Standard Issue Equipment

All RT members have their own colored version of armor or hardsuits depending on the security level. They provide a good defense against most common damage types you'll be facing, that is, brute, burn and oxygen. All RT members also possess a survival kit containing a combat knife, internals, flare, Centcom radio, synthflesh patch, and a salicylic acid pill. Your Centcom provided ID will be able to access any functional airlock on the station.

Commander

As a Commander of the ERT, you deploy with the least amount of equipment with you, however, make no mistake, your presence on the ERT is vital. It will be your responsibility to lead all ERT related operations on the ground and ensure your mission success.

Item Purpose Response Team Role Security Level
Energy Gun
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An energy gun capable of toggling between lethal and disabler fire. ERT Commander, ERT Engineer and ERT Medic Amber, Red for ERT Engineer and ERT Medic
Handcuffs
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Handcuffs can be used to detain suspects, or attached to shoes to be used as ankle-cuffs to restrict movement. ERT Commander and ERT Security Amber and Red respectively
Pinpointer
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Used to locate the Nuclear Authentication Disk. ERT Commander All Security Levels
Telescoptic Baton
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A baton issued to detectives and Command. It needs to be extended before it can be utilized. All ERT Members All Security Levels
Mindshield Implant Lockbox
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An implant specifically designed to harden the mind against attempts at hostile subversion. Has no effect against mind-swapping or if implanted after someone has already been brainwashed. ERT Commander All Security Levels
Sunglasses
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A simple pair of sunglasses, capable of safely shielding its wearer from flashes and the blinding light (but not sound) of a flashbang. ERT Commander Amber

Security

The Security RT Members get access to some of the most advanced weaponry Nanotrasen has to offer. Don't forget, however, that you still follow Space Law and therefore should not shoot to kill criminals that are not dangerous.
Your standard equipment you'll usually be deploying with includes:

Item Purpose Response Team Role Security Level
HUDSunglasses
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An advanced pair of sunglasses with a built-in security HUD, capable of safely shielding its wearer from flashes and the blinding light (but not sound) of a flashbang. The classic version doesn't feature flash protection. ERT Security and ERT Commander Amber and Red for ERT Security, Red for ERT Commancer
Hybrid Taser
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A hybrid taser capable of alternating between a short-ranged taser shot, and long-ranged disabler fire. ERT Security All Security Levels
Security Belt
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A standard-issue security belt. Can hold up to five security items such as flashbangs, donuts, flashes, pepperspray, batons, handcuffs, seclites or zipties. This special ERT version of the Security Belt contains a Combat Knife, Stun Baton, Flash, Telescoptic Baton and a Flashbang grenade. ERT Security All Security Levels
Laser Gun
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An energy gun with the only firing setting you need in an emergency - kill. ERT Security Amber
Zipties
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Zipties can be used to detain suspects but unlike handcuffs they are single use. This however is packed inside a box of Zipties. ERT Security Amber

Engineering

Being a Engineering RT Member is the job you'll want to take if the station is suffering from hull breaches, hackers, sabotage or anything in-between. Your standard engineering equipment include:

Item Purpose Response Team Role Security Level
Optical Meson Scanner
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Used for seeing walls, floors, and stuff through anything. ERT Engineer Amber and Red
Insulated Gloves
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These gloves will protect the wearer from electric shock. ERT Engineer All Security Levels
Tool Belt
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Holds all standard tools and has as much space as a toolbox. Very useful. ERT Engineer All Security Levels
Magboots
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Prevents unintentional movement whilst EVA and slows you down greatly for careful, deliberate movement. All ERT Members Amber for ERT Engineer, Red for the rest of the ERT Members
Telescoptic Baton
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A baton issued to detectives and Command. It needs to be extended before it can be utilized. All ERT Members All Security Levels
50 Metal and 50 Glass Sheets
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Useful for building structures or preventing hull breaches. ERT Engineer Amber

Medical

Medical RT Members deploy with a limited amount of all around equipment, but if you need more, seek the medbay. Your priority concern should be the well-being of the ERT, heads of staff and Centcomm VIPs. Be resourceful.

Item Purpose Response Team Role Security Level
Latex Gloves
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Used for preventing contact diseases and the such. ERT Medic Amber
Oxygen Deprivation Medical Kit
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Contains the things needed for treating Oxygen damage. ERT Medic Amber and Red
Brute Trauma Medical Kit
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Contains the things needed for treating Brute damage. ERT Medic Amber
Advanced Medical Kit
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Contains the things needed for treating Brute and Burn damage. ERT Medic Amber and Red
Health Scanner HUD
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These glasses are used for seeing a visual overlay of people's health. ERT Medic Amber
Medical Belt
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A belt specifically used in medical purposes. This belt contains 3 kinds of pills, Salbutamol, Charcoal and Salicylic Acid pills. ERT Medic Amber
Hypospray
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Loaded with 30u of Omnizine by default, the hypospray is the only device on station that can instantaneously inject a crew member with up to 30 units of a chemical. ERT Medic Amber and Red
Telescoptic Baton
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A baton issued to detectives and Command. It needs to be extended before it can be utilized. All ERT Members All Security Levels

Janitor

While mostly not needed in the line to duty, Janitor RT Members can clean up in the same way and same equipment how the standard Janitor does. They're deployed in some situations that REALLY requires cleaning.

Paranormal

If the station is heavily endangered by cult magic or other paranormal means, Paranormal RT members are here to dispel the cult magic whenever needed. They're mostly armed with Security-Grade equipment and Chaplain related equipment as well.

Additional equipment

In addition to the equipment you normally begin with, Centcom may grant you additional or upgraded versions of what you have. They could also take away certain equipment if they deem it unnecessary for the current situation.

ERT Commander

These are the following additional equipment you'll need at later security levels.

Item Purpose Response Team Role Security Level Replaces
RED SECURITY LEVEL
Advanced Energy Gun
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A self-recharging laser weapon powered by a miniaturized uranium reactor. The firing mode can be toggled between electrodes, disablers, and lethals. ERT Commander and ERT Security Red and Gamma respectively Energy Gun
Magboots
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Prevents unintentional movement whilst EVA and slows you down greatly for careful, deliberate movement. All ERT Members Amber for ERT Engineers, Red for the rest of the ERT Members N/A
HUD Sunglasses
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An advanced pair of sunglasses with a built-in security HUD, capable of safely shielding its wearer from flashes and the blinding light (but not sound) of a flashbang. The classic version doesn't feature flash protection. ERT Commander and ERT Security Amber and Red respectively Sunglasses
GAMMA SECURITY LEVEL
Pulse Pistol
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A standard sidearm of the Nanotransen Central Command staff. This has three settings, disable, kill, or destroy. ERT Commander, ERT Engineer and ERT Medic Gamma N/A
Advanced Magboots
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A specialized pair of magboots that prevents the user from slipping. Unlike regular magboots, these boots don't slow down movement while active. All ERT Members Red for ERT Engineers, Gamma for the rest of the ERT Members Magboots
Night Vision Security HUD
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An upgraded version of the original Security HUD glasses, with the ability to see through darkness. ERT Commander and ERT Security Gamma HUD Sunglasses

ERT Security

These are the following additional equipment you'll need at later security levels.

Item Purpose Response Team Role Security Level Replaces
RED SECURITY LEVEL
Handcuffs
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Handcuffs can be used to detain suspects, or attached to shoes to be used as ankle-cuffs to restrict movement. This however is packed inside a box of Handcuffs. ERT Commander and ERT Security Amber and Red respectively Zipties
Magboots
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Prevents unintentional movement whilst EVA and slows you down greatly for careful, deliberate movement. All ERT Members Amber for ERT Engineers, Red for the rest of the ERT Members N/A
Ion Carbine
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A smaller and compact version of the Ion Rifle. Allowing it for increased mobility and its compact size allows it to fit inside bags. ERT Security Red N/A
Flashbang
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A standard-issue flashbang capable of incapacitating a large number of targets in an area. Both ear and eye protection are required when using a flashbang. These are packed inside a box. ERT Security Red N/A
Accelerator Laser Cannon
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A powerful Laser Cannon issued by authorized security teams. This deals more damage the farther the target is. ERT Security Red Laser Gun
GAMMA SECURITY LEVEL
Advanced Energy Gun
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A self-recharging laser weapon powered by a miniaturized uranium reactor. The firing mode can be toggled between electrodes, disablers, and lethals. ERT Commander and ERT Security Red and Gamma respectively Accelerator Laser Cannon
Pulse Carbine
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A compact version of the military-grade Pulse Rifle. Allowing for easy storage at the cost of virtually unlimitted energy on its power cell. ERT Security Gamma N/A
Advanced Magboots
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A specialized pair of magboots that prevents the user from slipping. Unlike regular magboots, these boots don't slow down movement while active. All ERT Members Red for ERT Engineers, Gamma for the rest of the ERT Members Magboots
Tear Gas Grenade
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A grenade designed specifically for use as a riot countermeasure/crowd dispersal device. When it detonates it sends out a large plume of capsaicin into the area. This one is packed inside a box. ERT Security Gamma Flashbang
Night Vision Security HUD
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An upgraded version of the original Security HUD glasses, with the ability to see through darkness. ERT Commander and ERT Security Gamma HUD Sunglasses

ERT Engineering

These are the following additional equipment you'll need at later security levels.

Item Purpose Response Team Role Security Level Replaces
RED SECURITY LEVEL
Rapid Construction Device
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This miniature device can rapidly repair the station by creating floors, walls, windows, and even airlocks. It is incapable of removing or creating reinforced walls. It contains 100 units of matter. ERT Engineer Red Metal and Glass Sheets
Advanced Magboots
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A specialized pair of magboots that prevents the user from slipping. Unlike regular magboots, these boots don't slow down movement while active. All ERT Members Red for ERT Engineers, Gamma for the rest of the ERT Members Magboots
Energy Gun
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An energy gun capable of toggling between lethal and disabler fire. ERT Commander, ERT Engineer and ERT Medic Amber, Red for ERT Engineer and ERT Medic N/A
GAMMA SECURITY LEVEL
Night Vision Optical Meson Scanner
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An upgraded version of the original Optical Meson Scanner, with the ability to see through darkness. ERT Engineer Gamma Optical Meson Scanner
Combat Rapid Construction Device
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A combat version of the RCD which contains 500 units of matter. ERT Engineer Gamma Rapid Construction Device
Pulse Pistol
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A standard sidearm of the Nanotransen Central Command staff. This has three settings, disable, kill, or destroy. ERT Commander, ERT Engineer and ERT Medic Gamma Energy Gun

ERT Medical

These are the following additional equipment you'll need at later security levels.

Item Purpose Response Team Role Security Level Replaces
RED SECURITY LEVEL
Advanced Health Scanner HUD
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These glasses are used for seeing a visual overlay of people's health. ERT Medic Red and Gamma Health Scanner HUD
Nitrile Gloves
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A better version of the Latex Gloves with more resistance. ERT Medic Red Latex Gloves
Energy Gun
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An energy gun capable of toggling between lethal and disabler fire. ERT Commander, ERT Engineer and ERT Medic Amber, Red for ERT Engineer and ERT Medic N/A
Magboots
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Prevents unintentional movement whilst EVA and slows you down greatly for careful, deliberate movement. All ERT Members Amber for ERT Engineers, Red for the rest of the ERT Members N/A
Compact Defibrillator
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A portable version of the defibrillator that can be comfortably worn on your belt. ERT Medic Red and Gamma Medical Belt
Toxins Medical Kit
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Contains the things needed for treating Toxin damage. ERT Medic Red Brute Trauma Medical Kit
Field Surgery Kit
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A duffelbag containing everything you need for surgery. ERT Medic Red N/A
GAMMA SECURITY LEVEL
Advanced Magboots
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A specialized pair of magboots that prevents the user from slipping. Unlike regular magboots, these boots don't slow down movement while active. All ERT Members Red for ERT Engineers, Gamma for the rest of the ERT Members Magboots
Medical Beamgun
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A beam gun which can heal both brute and burn damage on a target. This gun also has a chance to mend broken bones with each healing pulse. ERT Medic Gamma N/A
Combat Stimulant Injector
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This hypospray is full of 100 units of expensive healing nanites, they'll repair nearly any injury except for broken bones and severed limbs. ERT Medic Gamma Hyprospray
Pulse Pistol
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A standard sidearm of the Nanotransen Central Command staff. This has three settings, disable, kill, or destroy. ERT Commander, ERT Engineer and ERT Medic Gamma Energy Gun

Clear for Takeoff

At some point you're going to have to actually get to the station. The special operations shuttle due south of the main lobby will be used for this purpose. When everybody is suited up and ready, the ERT Commander will generally issue an order to get onto the shuttle and move out. If you don't have a Commander in your team for some reason and the rest of the team has assembled a long time ago, you can still launch the shuttle and try to do your best without an official leader.
You probably won't be allowed to return once you leave, so don't forget anyone or anything.

Just Doing My Job, Sir

Once you arrive aboard the NSS Cyberiad, it's time to get to work. Get a feel for what's going on in your specific department. If you're an Engineer Member and there are breaches to fix, you should probably assist in fixing them. Likewise, if you're a Medical Member and there are injured people to find/heal, you should probably start there. On the other hand, everything is subjective; listen to what the situation is from the command staff and make sure you know what're you're going to do before you rush into the fray.

Fixing up the station

Generally, once you arrive on the station you're going to be asked to help fix whatever caused the elevated security level in the first place. This could be any number of things, but most of them follow a general procedure. More often then not you will find yourself working in the the department you specialize in; medical specialists are most likely to be found in the medbay, engineering specialists are probably out fixing breaches, etc. This isn't always the case, though. Be ready to adapt to any ridiculous situations the round might try to throw at you.

Communication is key

By default, your headset is equipped with a response team decryption key that allows access to every department channel as well as your own secure response team channel. Your headset is your friend, use it! The best way to figure out what the situation and what you should be focusing on is by asking around on the headset. You'll probably be talking on your secure channel a lot as well, so don't forget to check in with your ERT Commander every once in a while so he doesn't think you're lost, dead, or SSD, if you have temporarily split up to cover more ground.

The Central Man in Blue

The Response Team Member that chooses to spawn as a RT Commander is the designated response team leader. The team leader dons a blue hardsuit or armor and is there to coordinate his or her team effectively and get the station back into working order. They'll usually be the ones barking orders at you (and sometimes at regular station personnel) in an attempt to keep everyone from going insane. Response team leader is, more often than not, a stressful position to be in. Respect. All in all, if you're not sure what you should be doing, try asking your team leader. They should be able to point you in the right direction, however make sure to pay attention to what's going on and give suggestions if needed as well.


Power Struggle

When it comes to following orders, your team leader's word always takes precedence. It doesn't matter if it's the Captain who ordered you to fire that guy out of the mass driver, the final word is always from your team leader. Of course, you should also take into account your own reasoning. If your team leader orders you to release the singularity, you should probably do a double-take and think before you possibly destroy the entire station.

Going Nuclear

In the event if the station was outrun by a biohazard capable of destroying the station or if the team has no other choice, there will be the Nanotrasen Nuclear Fission Explosive Device, which is considered as the 'Self-Destruct' of this station. Before that, the Command crew has to request the Nuclear Authentication Code in order for the team to detonate the explosive, the Nuclear Authentication Code will not work on its on. It also requires a Nuclear Authentication Disk, in order to access the interface of the device.

After Central Command gave the Nuclear Authentication Code either to team, to command or to public, they need to enter to the Vault. Which contains the device, which is either opened by the AI or by the team itself. Do not touch the device yet until you deployed it at its preferred location.

The Nuclear Fission Explosive will be at the Vault, in order to arm the device:

  • Right click the explosive and make it Deployable.
  • Open the interface by clicking on it with a free hand.
  • Insert the Nuclear Authentication Disk into the slot (Which is the [+++++]).
  • Type the nuclear authentication code into the keypad, then press E when you're done. If you make any mistake, press the Reset button (Which is R).
  • Set the time needed in order for the explosive to detonate (Typically 5 to 10 minutes).
  • Arm the explosive, anchor it and remove the disk, make sure that you reset the code too.

After that, the bomb will explode once the timer ticks to zero, leaving the station nothing but dust. The bomb WILL still detonate even if the disk is not in the slot. Now, in case if the explosive device needs to be relocated for any reason, reinsert the disk, disengage the anchor, pull the explosive to its desired location, reengage the anchor then remove the disk.

Some general pointers once you're on the field

  • Once the ERT has assembled Centcom will usually not allow an escape shuttle until you contain the situation or die horribly trying. Keep in mind your own ERT shuttle can also be hijacked.
  • Your help will generally be much more appreciated if you are doing something meaningful. You should generally try to co-operate and communicate with other crew rather than simply doing your own thing. They can point you out to the priority issues on the station let you know about any anomalies on the station.
  • If you have been called in during the prime of antagonists try not to engage overwhelming odds under the belief that you can take on anything. Take a moment to think up of a plan and gather crew to help before blindly rushing into your death.
  • You're not just about combat, you can be called in to deal with medical and engineering issues as well. Make sure to choose your role appropriately or else you might end up having nothing to do.


Roles on Paradise Station
Station Command CaptainHead of PersonnelHead of SecurityChief EngineerResearch DirectorChief Medical Officer
Cyberiad Assigned Nanotrasen VIPs Nanotrasen RepresentativeMagistrateBlueshield Officer
Law and Order WardenSecurity OfficerSecurity Pod PilotDetectiveInternal AffairsBrig Physician
Engineering Station EngineerMechanicAtmospheric Technician
Medical Medical DoctorParamedicChemistGeneticistVirologistPsychologistCoroner
Research ScientistRoboticist
Cargo and Supply QuartermasterCargo TechnicianShaft Miner
Service JanitorChefBartenderBotanistBarber
Miscellaneous CivilianClownMimeChaplainLibrarian
Non-Human AICyborgPersonal AIGuardianGhostMouse
Antagonists TraitorChangelingNuclear AgentXenomorphWizardCultistConstructShadowlingVampireVox RaiderCortical BorerRevenantBlobSITTerror SpiderAbductorsSwarmer
Special Nanotrasen Navy OfficerEmergency Response TeamDeath CommandoSpace NinjaHonk SquadSuper HeroesHighlander