|“||His arsenal includes a pistol, machine gun or a hand grenade. When it comes to jumping, no one can hold a candle to Burns.||„|
|~ Contra Force instruction booklet|
Burns is the leader of the C-Force, an independent law enforcement group residing in Neo City in 1992. He is a well-balanced character who can perform effectively in most situations. He comes armed with a pistol, a machine gun, and a hand grenade, which makes him a good option for medium to long distance combat.
At the beginning of the game, Burns receives a phone call from a person only identified as "Fox", who informs him that the head of intelligence is in "serious trouble". With only this ambiguous information, both men agree to meet at an old warehouse located at the edge of the harbor. However, when Burns arrives, he finds Fox's dead body lying on the ground, while a mysterious fiend emerges from the shadows and, addressing him by name, tells him now they will have to eliminate him too.
- His name appears as "Burn" in the instruction booklet for Contra Force. Whether this was a mistake while designing the game's documentation or the actual intended name for this character is unknown.