Lance Corporal J. Brode was a Galactic Federation trooper and a member of the GFMC Task Force Herakles who crash-landed on planet Aether while in pursuit of a Space Pirate vessel. While on the planet, Brode and the rest of his team were assigned to guarding and repairing their ship, the G.F.S. Tyr. While stranded, resources soon ran short, and even Brode - whom SPC F. Triplette regarded as “the stingiest grunt I know” - was shocked to find himself running low on ammunition. Ultimately, this left them woefully underequipped when the Marines were attacked by a brutal onslaught of Ing-possessed Dark Splinters. By the time Samus arrived to investigate GFMC Compound in Temple Grounds, all she found were the corpses of Brode and his comrades.
QUESTION: Were there any interesting behind-the-scenes activity regarding the characters and creatures which appear [in this game]?
ANSWER: The Bloggs who live in the sea bottom in Torvus Bog. This creature is described as "the ugliest, most miserable creature in the universe". Next, the story surrounding the Luminoth Elite Troops [ Keybearers ]. Some troops had brothers, and while they tried to alleviate those younger brothers' doubts, they too lost their lives. You can find them somewhere in Dark Aether. Lastly, Squad Bravo's J. Brode dislikes bugs.
- In the beta version of the game, Brode's name was J. Klatt.
|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|