What needs to be done:Add portraits for UT3 characters.
The Iron Guard is one of the most popular teams in the history of the Tournament. Led by the cool veteran Brock and his energetic sweetheart Lauren, this team has garnered intensive fame and support from fans across the galaxy.
Thunder Crash, led by multi-time champion Malcolm, is considered as the most formidable rival team for Iron Guard.
Jihan Nyhn was a powerful arms smuggler, though further information about him remains unknown. He mostly served for the background story of the Iron Guard in UT. He was known to be a supporter of guerillas fighting NEG oppression on other planets. Because of his dangerous line of work, he hired a team of personal bodyguards. This however, did not prevent an unknown assassin to kill Nyhn somewhere before 2293, the year of UT.
After Nyhn's assassination, his team of bodyguards was left without a job. To vent their aggression, they joined the Liandri Grand Tournament as the "Iron Guard". Lauren, who was reported to be Jihan Nyhn's lover at the time, suspected the Liandri Mining Corporation to be behind his death. She joined the Iron Guard to fight in the Liandri sponsored Tournament, hoping to come close enough to uncover the truth.
By 2302, the year of UT2003, it becomes known that Lauren was in fact involved with Brock since high school, suggesting the rumor of her relationship with Nyhn to be apparently incorrect. By this time Nyhn seems all but forgotten, and exactly how he was assassinated, and by whom, remains unclear.
"This veteran squad of elite warriors once served as personal bodyguards to the powerful arms smuggler Jihan Nyhn. After Jihan's assassination, the Iron Guard found themselves unemployed and the Tournament was an ideal arena to vent their aggression."
- Team description
Name: Brock Race:Human Class: Iron Guard Warrior Birth date: 2258
"Little is known about Rylisa or her motivations for joining the Iron Guard. Nearly every member of the Guard has a reason for fighting in the NEG and Liandri, but she has not confided in any members of the group since joining."
Name: Johnson Race:Human Class: Iron Guard Warrior
"Sara's life is dedicated to protecting others. Her service to Nyhn was contingent upon his support of outworld guerillas fighting NEG oppression. Now that he is dead, she continues to fight the NEG in their own death game."
Unreal Championship and Unreal Tournament 2003/2004Edit
If you're searching for Barktooth and Karag, you might want to check Metal Guard.
"Brock and Lauren joined forces with Malcolm during his reign as tournament champion. Infighting and recrimination over their stunning defeat in last year's Tournament led to the dissolution of that team. Now, Brock and Lauren have returned leading their old team, the Iron Guard."
- Team description
"Somewhat more rugged than their earthly counterparts, the Mercs of the 7th Fleet suffer from none of the vulnerabilities that make their opponents easier targets."
"Fresh from the interstellar academy, a scion from a rich Martian family. It is rumored he killed his mentor during training, but had his father bribe the authorities. Can be a hothead, but mostly tends to do things by the book."
"Fierce, loyal, and technically capable. Her frame may be slim but she has the most incredible reflexes. Born into a poor asteroid miner family, she became notorious by stealthily eradicating her parents' competitors in space before becoming a full time Tournament warrior. Her soft side? It has been rumored she'd do anything to defend her high-school sweetheart, Brock."
"Raised on the crippled Capships of the 7th Mercenary fleet, Prism is part engineer, part gun for hire. She takes her name from the custom eyepiece she designed while inspecting bulkheads for micro-fractures."
"Don't let those pretty eyes fool you. She's hard as steel, and holds her own in the arena better than most men. As a scout for Merc raiding parties she earned a reputation for dependability and courage while she was still a kid. But then nobody's really a kid anymore. They took that away too."
"It was only two years ago that an Imperial Dreadnought captured her clan's vessel and brought its human cargo to the slave docks of Briggan IV. The dock master thought her a pretty one and kept her for himself but his unwanted attentions earned him a crushed larynx and a swift visit to the light at the end of the tunnel. Overseer Driak, who had always despised the dockmaster, took an instant liking to the girl and trained her for the Tournaments, where she has been ever since."
"A participant in the Tournaments since the age of 19, Wraith has taken part in some of the most savage battles fought on the arena floor. Considering his long history of combat, and the injuries he has incurred, it begs the question of which may be more scarred: His body or his mind."
"Supported by his twin brother, Romulus has proven that with the right team behind you a good leader can go anywhere. So what if his brother feels a little jealous now and then, and maybe they start taking shots at each other. That's what the cloning tank's for, right?"
Name: Michael Cassidy Race:Human Class: Mercenary Birth date: 2277
"Being a twin in the Tournaments isn't so bad, as long as you're on the same side. If you think it's hard to have to face a brother in the arena try it when he's also got your face. One thing makes it easier though. He's a real jackass."
"A group of highly skilled and well trained mercenaries, expert in virtually any combat situation."
- Team description
In the Unreal Tournament 3 campaign, the Iron Guard defend the areas belonging to the Axon Research Corporation on Taryd. As no affiliations have been previously known with Axon, the team, being formed mainly of mercenaries, was probably paid to help them.
In Unreal Tournament 2004, albeit totally reformed, the team is the only returning team from the first Tournament game, alongside Thunder Crash and Iron Skull. However, the new lineup is not considered as strong as the other two teams, which are placed under "Godlike" rank.
In Unreal Tournament 2004 Single player mode, Wraith also belongs to the alternate Mercenary team, Super Nova. He is the only character in the game belonging to two different teams. If you hire him as part of your team, he will take on an alternate name if you happen to face the Iron Guard or Super Nova teams.
Romulus and Remus, essentially in-game twins, may be named after the traditional founders of Rome.
The Unreal Tournament 3 version of the team has members from almost everywhere: free Metal Guard agents (Barktooth, Karag), people from other teams (Slain and Kregore from Raw Steel) and Mercenaries (BlackJack, Wraith).