For other uses, see Contra (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Contra Force or Contra Force (organization).
"Contra" is a title awarded to a superior soldier possessing almost super-human drive and ability, while excelling in guerrilla tactics.
~ Gryzor in-game description

Contra is the name given to those elite warriors with an indomitable spirit and superior guerrilla tactics.[3] This task force was created by the Earth Federation Government and is composed of the military's best elite soldiers; their most renowned members being Bill Rizer and Lance Bean.


Contra's mission is the defense of Earth against any who pursue its conquest, mainly the Red Falcon intergalactic army. Their most persistent foe is Red Falcon's leader, Emperor Demon Gava. The Contra Force has on numerous occasions foiled the ambitions of the extraterrestrial conqueror, but his persistence seemingly knows no end.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jimbo and Sully are the American localized names for Bill and Lance in Contra III, and as such, they are not considered to form part of the official timeline.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lucia abandons the Contra Force and becomes one of the "Four Hell Warriors" of Neo Contra, adopting the pseudonym of "Pheromone Contra".
  3. Contra ReBirth ending.