This article is about the Marathon Story.

Set nearly 800 years in the future, the Marathon Universe has humankind colonizing the stars, only to stumble upon a hostile species of aliens called the Pfhor, who are bent on humanity's destruction. It is in this universe where the Marathon Trilogy -- Marathon, Marathon 2: Durandal, and Marathon Infinity -- takes place.

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Primary Factions

In the Marathon Universe, there are many species and factions. The main factions are as follows:


The Unified Earth Space Council is an Earth council relating to space. All government spaceships were of the UESC class.


The Pfhor are an alien race of slavers that attacked the UESC Marathon in 2794.


The S'pht are a race from Lh'owon who were enslaved by the Pfhor.