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For other uses, see Contra (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Contra Force or Contra Force (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.[7] 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.

Definition of Contra[]

Some games provide a definition of the meaning of Contra. These may slightly vary depending on the game they appear in:

Game Description
Contra (Famicom)

Contra JPFC Meaning of Contra
"Contra" is a term for the strongest combatants, possessing fierce fighting spirits and the qualities required for guerrilla warfare.
Contra: Shattered Soldier (NTSC)

Shattered Soldier Contra description
Contra, a title awarded to a superior soldier possessing almost super human drive and ability, while excelling in guerilla tactics.
Contra ReBirth (NTSC)

Contra Rebirth Contra Definition
Contra is the name given to those elite warriors with an indomitable spirit and superior guerrilla tactics.
Contra: Operation Galuga (loading screen)

Contra EMC Wallpaper load screen
C: The title of Contra is awarded to elite soldiers who exhibit preternatural drive and ability, excelling in guerrilla tactics.
Contra: The Board Game

Contra (organization) - Contra The Board Game - 01
Created by the Earth Federation Government, Contra is composed of the world's most elite soldiers. With superior skills and an indomitable spirit, these commandos have been at the forefront of the fight with the extraterrestrial forces that have recently come to threaten humanity...

Mission[]

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.

History[]

Contra: Operation Galuga[]

According to Lucia, the Contra Unit was formed from the Earth Marine Corps out of an X-FLO research initiative in order to detect soldiers possessing the Contra Gene. X-FLO's research concluded that an ancient civilization sent the Lemris to Earth so that its energy waves would influence human evolution, possibly in a way to defeat the Zagard Empire. When the Contra Unit engage and defeat a powerful warrior known as Beowulf, the spirit explains that he was once the first human Contra, now being as a spirit that resides within the artifact he has guarded since his existence and beyond: the Lemris.

Known members[]

This list includes members from all timelines, even if they don't take part in the main established canon.

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • In the original Japanese version of Contra, the game states that the Contra unit is a division of the Earth Marine Corps. However, in the introductory cutscene of Contra: Shattered Soldier, Lance Bean's dog tag displays the name of the "UN NAVY" instead.

See also[]

References[]

  1. @ContraSoldier (Contra Official(魂斗羅公式)) at X (September 20, 2023).
  2. Indistinctly referred to as "Soul Army" in Contra Returns, apparently being a division of Contra.
  3. Contra (NES) instruction booklet, page 4. (NES-CT-USA)
  4. 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.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 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.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Lucia abandons the Contra Force and becomes one of the "Four Hell Warriors" of Neo Contra, adopting the pseudonym of "Pheromone Contra".
  7. Contra ReBirth ending.
Contra
Organizations
Contra
Bill RizerLance BeanRD008RC011
Red Falcon
Defense WallGarmakilmaGromaidesGodomugaGuldafDograGordeaFinal Gate (NES) • Emperor Demon Dragon God JavaGomeramos King
Stages
JungleBaseWaterfallBase 2Snow FieldEnergy ZoneHangar ZoneAlien's Lair
Soundtrack
Contra Original Video Game Soundtrack
Super Contra/Super C
Organizations
Contra
Bill RizerLance BeanRD008RC011
Red Falcon
Bosses
Arcade
Entrance SecurityMagnusDethgerbisMetal AlienEmperor Demon Gava
NES
Great HeliMagnusSensorLaser ChandelierGiralalEmperor Demon GavaDethgerbisKimkoh
Minibosses
Arcade
M4A4 TankGreat HeliGiralalSuspicious Face
NES
TuckerSpidalSuspicious Face
Stages
Arcade
Ruins of the Federal Military BaseInside the Federal Military BaseDeep JungleAlien 1Alien 2
NES
Base Area 1Base Area 2JungleBase Area 3Base Area 4Alien Area 1Alien Area 2Alien Area 3
Soundtrack
Music from Super Contra & A-Jax
Operation C
Organizations
Contra
Bill RizerLance BeanMad DogScorpion
Unnamed enemy nation's army
NoueiTuckerGoochieKirgeyKazart 408 + Reinforced PartsKazart 408GiwalaHayanos 614Black Viper
Stages
Area 1Area 2Area 3Area 4Area 5
Soundtrack
Contra III: The Alien Wars
Organizations
Contra
Bill RizerLance BeanJimboSullyRD008RC011
Red Falcon
Bosses
Slave Beast TakaBosco SpiderBig FuzzAnti-Contra Battleship DodriguezAnthellEmperor Demon GavaLiving Brain Organism SearleSix Men Feromedos
Minibosses
Middle FortressMagnus Mk.2Dome DefenderTri-Transforming Wall WalkerGarth BaseBrother Robots Kenny 1 & 2High Speed Tank BoobyTetranduckerSensor ArmFierce CannonRocket Ninja SasakiOggie GeneratorJavaGomeramos KingKimkohMetal Alien
Stages
Occupied City StreetDestroyed HighwayFactory ZoneAir BattleSheer CliffAlien's Main Base
Soundtrack
Contra III: The Alien Wars Original Video Game Soundtrack
Neo Contra
Organizations
Contra
Bill Rizer (clone) • Jaguar
Neo Contra
Bosses
Guerilla ContraPlant ContraPheromone ContraAnimal ContraSearleMaster Contra
Minibosses
Gigamech • GegebonneMagnusMystery GEarth DragonGeroikaDograTarakoid SLand Worm • Beam Frame Mech • Drone Frame Mech • Tarakoid MKimkohGirongaGava
Stages
Frontline Base 985Stage 2BaseAircraft CarrierNeo Contra Research FacilityMaster C BaseSpace
Soundtrack
Neo Contra Original Soundtrack
Contra 4
Organizations
Contra
Canon
Bill RizerLance BeanMad DogScorpion
Non-canon
JimboSullySheena EtranziLuciaProbotectorSolomon Caesar
Red Falcon
Bosses
Defense WallGromaidesGodomugaMissile Hugger 3000 (gigantic form) • Barracuda
Big FuzzCrustacean CruiserGomeramos KingBlack Viper (final form)
Minibosses
NoueiMissile Hugger 3000 (normal form) • ReaperMagnusArachnidBlack Viper
Stages
JungleLaboratoryBaseHarborOceanFactoryCityAlien HiveHarvest Yard
Soundtrack
Contra Dual Spirits Original SoundtrackContra Chronicle Vol.1 coupling with Hard Corps: Uprising
Contra ReBirth
Organizations
Contra
Playable
Bill Rizer (clone) • JaguarNewt PlisskenBR-W9
Other characters
Galactic PresidentLance Bean
Neo-Salamander Force
Bosses
Space CentipedeGiant GolemFat ManAnimate StatueGavaZelos Force
Minibosses
Power LoaderDefense WallRocket Ninja SasakiGiant Stone HeadGomeramos King
Stages
Satellite WarzoneDystopian MetropolisArmageddon HighwayHollow NetherworldRed Falcon MegalithLunar Ultimatum
Soundtrack
Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth & Contra ReBirth Original Soundtrack
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