Various Pfhor Trooper sprites

This article is about the Marathon Story.

Troopers are Pfhor in vacuum suits suitable for activities in space or any other vacuum environment. Instead of the Shock Staff employed by the Fighters, Troopers carry an unobtainable Assault Rifle that functions in a similar way to the MA-75, as can fire a hail of bullets, and has an integrated grenade launcher.

Pfhor Troopers are one rank above the fighters. Like the fighters, the Troopers come in sub-ranks, but only two. There are only minor and major Troopers; the minors wear green armor and are much weaker than the major troopers, who wear purple armor, and are considerably more liberal with employing their grenade launchers.

Anatomy and Physiology

The Pfhor Troopers are much like the Pfhor fighters in appearance, but are garbed in a heavier class of armor with a giant dome helmet, and have some kind of red jewel embedded into the armor. The Trooper armor changed from M1 to M2, it became less bulky and the helmet became less transparent. Their weapon also changed significantly.


Only two clans of the Pfhor have been examined. The Fighter carries a shock staff, which is capable of attacking at different settings. The Trooper is armored for vacuum conditions and carries a combination explosive and impact projectile weapon which is similar to your AR-75.
- Leela, from Marathon, Defend THIS!, terminal 4