|“||"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. 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.
- Bill Rizer
- Lance Bean
- Erica Ricci
- Lucia (formerly) †
- Mad Dog
- Newt Plissken
- Sally Inohara
- Solomon Caesar
- Yagyu Jaguar Genbei
- Contra Force (organization) – An alternate version of Contra that takes place in a different timeline.
- Earth Federation Government
- Hard Corps (organization) - A subdivision of Contra.
- In Contra ReBirth, the Neo-Salamander Force travels to the year 1973 in order to easily defeat the Contra organization in a time when their weapons would be no match to Neo-Salamander's. While Contra ReBirth is considered to take place in an alternate continuity, the year is plausible to fit in both (or even more) timelines without changing their particular storylines.
- 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.
- Lucia abandons the Contra Force and becomes one of the "Four Hell Warriors" of Neo Contra, adopting the pseudonym of "Pheromone Contra".
- Contra ReBirth ending.