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Colonel Bloodaxe is a mentioned character in Contra Returns. He was a member of the GX Army and also the mentor-in-arms of Marines soldier Bill Rizer. He was also Melinda's father.

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Colonel Bloodaxe was a member of the GX Army and he was also the mentor-in-arms of Marines soldier Bill Rizer. He had a daughter named Melinda, with whom Bill held a romantic relationship. However, Melinda went missing one day and Bill used all his free time to try to track her down ever since, although without neglecting his military duties as well.

In 2634, Bill, already a seasoned warrior by then, was sent on a mission to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding the GX Army, in an event that seemed suspiciously similar to the alien invasion attempt at the Galuga Archipelago one year before. When Bill arrived to the place, he saw the entire GX Army base engulfed in a sea of flames. The officers and men of the GX Army, having fallen under alien control, were destroying their own base. The building structures were being razed one by one, and vehicles were being set on fire. Targets were being mobbed one after another.

Bill's helicopter landed on a hillside at the outer perimeter of the base, where he spotted a man stumbling toward him. It was the Colonel, his teacher, whose face had become grotesquely distorted due to alien control. "Colonel—" The word had barely escaped Bill's lips when he saw the Colonel raise his weapon and start shooting at the helicopter. The sight was almost immediately followed by the sounds of bullet-on-metal just inches from where he was. Bill had no choice but to fire warning shots in return. With the helicopter between them, the two battled each other for quite some time, until they were both out of ammo. The Colonel, brandishing the combat ax that he always carried on him, charged at his pupil. In response, Bill held up his dagger and tried to block the Colonel's attack. The two men fell to the ground as they grappled and tried to get the better of the other. The Colonel's ax edged into Bill's neck, and a thin stream of blood appeared. It was at this most critical moment that the Colonel suddenly hesitated, having briefly come to his senses. However, it was too late for Bill to stop himself, and his dagger had already plunged into his mentor's chest. With his dying breath, the Bloodaxe made Bill promise him to find Melinda at all costs.

Trivia[]

  • Colonel Bloodaxe shares some resemblance to General Hal from Super C (the Famicom port of Super Contra). In his story, Hal was also in charge of the GX Army, and he and his men were also attacked by the aliens and put under their control. It is possible that Colonel Bloodaxe is Contra Returns' reinterpretation of this character.

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