Commander K. Starling was the pilot of the Anhur-class patrol ship, the G.F.S. Tyr. Starling landed the Tyr on the planet Aether while pursuing a Space Pirate starship that crash-landed there. The pilot was presumably killed along with the rest of the crew by a swarm of Dark Splinters, although it is possible Starling was killed in the crash. Starling's body was never identified.
Starling was called B. Gordon in the Metroid Prime 2: Echoes beta. An unused Trooper Logs entry for Gordon suggests that the troopers were originally alive as Samus Aran landed on Aether during the events of Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, although they were not able to survive long enough for her to reach them.
Unused Logbook entry[edit | edit source]
|GFMC Task Force Herakles|
|Officers||CAPT A.C. Exeter • CDR K. Starling • 1LT W. Smythe • LCDR T. Huxley|
GSGT C. Benet • SGT E. Monz • LCPL R. Vonda • LCPL J. Brode
|Privates||PFC X. Dominguez • PFC P. Wills • PFC O. Grippe • PFC G. Haley • PFC L. Brouda|
|Specialists||SPC D. Senge • SPC B. Reevs • SPC F. Triplette • SPC M. Angseth|
|Episode of Aether||Klaus Schneider • Miguel Luis Garcia • Lily Thran • Jeff McCloud|