Red Faction (Group)
|The Red Faction|
|Red Faction, Red Faction II, Red Faction: Guerrilla|
|Location(s)||Mars (RF1 & RFG), The Republic of the Commonwealth (RFII)|
Hugo Davies (RFG)
|Notable Member(s)||Parker (RF1), Hendrix (RF1), Orion (RF1), Alias (RFII), Alec Mason (RFG), Dan Mason (RFG), Samanya (RFG) Hugo Davies (RFG)|
|Weapon(s)||Arc-Welder, Thermobaric Rocket Launcher, Grinder, Nano-Rifle, Remote Mining Charges, Proximity Mines|
|Vehicle(s)||Jetter (Modified by Jenkins), Combat Walker|
|Allies||EDF (RF1 and RF2), Ultor (RF2), Republic of the Commonwealth (RF2), Marauders (RFG),|
|Enemies||Ultor (RF1), Sopot (RFII), EDF (RFG)|
- This page is about the group/movement. For the game, see Red Faction (Game).
The Red Faction is a group of miners that have rebelled against the oppressive Ultor Corporation and Earth Defense Force. It is the subject of the Red Faction video game series, and each game to date has put the player in the role of a Red Faction insurgent.
The Red Faction was first formed in 2075, after its founder and leader, Eos, and a few other miner groups began to make preparations for the revolt against Ultor.
The group, known to Ultor guards as a mere Miner Olympics team, secretly gained momentum over the years. Once established, the Red Faction revealed itself as a rebel group. Ultor hired Masako and her mercenaries to put an end to the revolution. Parker, a Red Faction member, fought his way through the mines and called for assistance from the Red Faction’s ally, the Earth Defense Force. After the EDF eliminated all remaining Ultor guards and mercenaries, Mars was under Earth control.
When a Red Faction was formed on Earth to liberate the people of the Commonwealth, they were supplied by the Earth Defense Force.
The Earth Defense Force eventually determined that the Red Faction had sabotaged mining efforts on Mars, and thus outlawed the group. Despite this, the EDF still remained paranoid of another rebellion, and incarcerated and killed anyone whom they thought had an affiliation with the rebel group. This led to a revival of the Red Faction and the initiation of guerrilla warfare.
After the destruction of The Hydra in 2125, the Red Faction found itself as the sole governing body of Mars. With Alec Mason as its leader, the Red Faction is now possibly the one organization equal to the EDF, not in technology, but in tactics and skill.
The Red Faction state has evolved into a full fledged government and military force, sharing a shaky alliance with the neighboring Marauder state. They were in conflict with Adam Hale's cultists, a splinter faction of fanatical Marauders loyal only to Hale, until their defeat in 2170, in the Battle for The Terraformer during the Cultist War. Ending with the destruction of the Terraformer, disappearance of Adam Hale, and the Martian surface becoming uninhabitable. Forcing the Martian populace underground. The Red Faction would later have to fight the aliens Darius Mason accidentally released during the Plague Armageddon of 2175.