Binary Domain follows Beetle Team: a Multinational Team of badasses sent to Japan to arrest Yoji Amada, suspected to be the mastermind behind Hollow Children outbreaks, and bring him to New Geneva for interrogation and trial.
Tropes applying to Beetle Team overall:
- Badass Crew: They're all highly-decorated special forces soldiers.
- Fire-Forged Friends: By the end of the game, Beetle Team will live and die for each other.
- Multinational Team: Comprising members from the US, UK, China, and a French robot.
Dan Marshall, Beetle 2
The player's character. Dan is a veteran of many operations for the IRTA. Initially appears to be a loudmouthed easygoing idiot, but becomes a lot better as the game progresses.
- Action Duo: Initially with Big Bo until they join with the other Rust Crew commandos in Japan.
- Battle Couple: With Faye, once she completely defrosts.
- Boisterous Bruiser: As an American soldier, he's loud and obnoxious at times but is also easygoing and a good man overall.
- Catch-Phrase: "Everybody alive? Holler if you're dead!" and "Let the good times roll!" He uses the former after surviving firefights, and the latter when facing bosses.
- Phrase-Catcher: Charlie and Faye get in on the act, borrowing his catch phrases.
- Fantastic Racism: Of all the characters, Dan has a special hatred for robots.
- Freudian Excuse: The reason why he hates robots so much is because as a child, his family's servant robot did nothing as his alcoholic father beat him and his mother.
- The Hero: He's the main character, but it's played with; according to the Command Roster, he's supposed to be Number Two.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Played with when Bo suggests this since they first worked together back in the Green Berets prior to being recruited to the IRTA.
- Hidden Depths: He seems to be rather dim at first, but turns out to be rather perceptive, a very capable soldier, and actually reads his briefing packets and keeps up with current affairs.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Carries an assault rifle as his primary weapon. It's the best compromise of range, ammunition capacity, rate of fire, accuracy and damage when compared to the other weapons Rust Crew carries.
- Lightning Bruiser: With proper Nanomachine chip setup, and a fully-upgraded assault rifle (that behaves more like a super-accurate light machine gun), Dan becomes this late game.
- Military Maverick: Easygoing and laid-back, and doesn't quite share Charlie's sense of discipline and decorum - but he's a competent soldier and he'll get the job done.
- Overt Operative: He and Big Bo make a lot of noise while infiltrating Japan, so much so that it's his face that's on wanted lists. It wasn't intentional, but Dan tends to be a magnet for trouble.
- Shock and Awe: His rifle comes with an underbarrel Shock Blaster that can let out a blast of electricity.
- Sole Survivor: Conversations reveal that Dan has this reputation, which is why he's called "the Survivor." It's so widespread, other IRTA soldiers have heard of him and are aware of the nickname.
Roy "Big Bo" Boateng
The first squadmate who infiltrates Japan with Dan under the American Rust Crew division. Loud, enjoys a good fight, and will have your back. Functions as a support gunner in combat.
- Action Duo: Initially with Dan until they join with the other Rust Crew commandos in Japan.
- Bald of Awesome: The only one in the team.
- BFG: As a gigantic black guy in a military shooter game, he is contractually obligated to carry around a Squad Automatic Weapon as if it were an infantry rifle.
- The Big Guy: Big Bo shares this role with Rachel.
- Black Best Friend: Fills this role.
- Boisterous Bruiser: There's a reason he's BFF with Dan.
- Face–Heel Turn: If Bo's trust isn't high enough by the end of the game, he turns against the team and fights them aboard his own mech suit.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Played with since he and Dan have fought together back when they were Green Berets. And then again when they recruited into the Rust Crews by the IRTA.
- Machine Guns: Bo uses an M249 SAW expy as his main weapon.
- The Mole: Bo is Philips' mole in Beetle Team, and is the only other person aware of the plan to seize the Amada A.I. Depending on trust level, he will either side with Dan or Philips.
- More Dakka: Carries a light machinegun that delivers an impressive volume of fire.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: His fatigues are sleeveless, compared with Dan's.
Charles "Charlie" Gregory, Beetle 1
The next ally to be encountered and the nominal commander of Beetle Team, of which he has to keep reminding to Dan all the time. A leading member of the Rust Crew's British division. CQB specialist.
- All There in the Manual: According to official information provided by Sega, Charles served with MI-6 on several black ops missions in the Asian continent.
- Badass Bookworm: He mentions in a conversation that almost everything he learned came from reading. Once the mission is over, he plans to continue his studies.
- Commanding Coolness: Holds the rank of Commander, presumably from the Royal Navy.
- Deadpan Snarker: Goes with being British. After seeing Dan fall through a public bath's roof, surviving being chased by a Grand Lancer:"You know, it's funny, but... my briefing said this was supposed to be a covert operation."
- The Lancer: Ends up as this, even though he's the highest ranking member of Rust Crew and the nominal CO.
- More Dakka: Carries a submachine gun, which has less stopping power and range than Dan's assault rifle, but a ridiculously high rate of fire.
- Submachineguns: Uses an expy of a TDI Vector.
- Nice Hat: He wears a toque in addition to his Rust Crew-issued weapons and equipment during the Japanese covert operation.
- Only Sane Man: He strongly feels this way, particularly when faced with the American and French teams, who are unable to keep a low profile. He also reminds Dan and Big Bo not to show off their Yank bravado.Charlie: [upon seeing the French contingent approaching by way of car chase] Am I the only one who understands the word "covert"?
- Platonic Life-Partners: Charles worked with Rachel for 4 years in IRTA black ops.
- Retired Badass: Charles briefly got an injury while serving in the British military, forcing him to retire before joining the IRTA with Rachel.
The second member of the British contribution to Beetle Team alongside Charles. She meets up with Dan and Big Bo at the abandoned onsen in the ruins of the Greater Tokyo Area. CQB and explosives specialist.
- Bomb Disposal/Demolitions Expert: One of her specialties as a EOD specialist.
- Having a Blast: Her role is to provide this, with her RPG rocket launcher and explosives.
- Lady Looks Like a Dude: At least her official artwork suggest this when Sega released it. Doesn't help that her official bio says that she's got superior physical attributes before she joined the British military and MI-6, which made IRTA scout her out.
- Platonic Life-Partners: Rachel worked with Charles for 4 years in IRTA black ops after they served for a while in the British military and MI-6.
- Rockets, Missiles and Grenade Launchers: Rachel uses a Panzerfaust-3 expy as her RPG launcher.
- Shotguns Are Just Better: Carries a SPAS-12 expy as her weapon of choice.
- Taking the Bullet: If neither Cain or Big Bo make it, Rachel will be the one who takes the hit from Phillip's mech for Faye and dies from it.
- The Big Guy: She shares this role with Big Bo at times.
- The Spartan Way: Rachel's bio data suggests that she was training at a very young age, which obviously resulted in her fit body and muscles. This benefited her since IRTA scouted for her when they learned of her track record on this with her British military and MI-6 experience.
- Time Bomb: Rachel uses one when Beetle Team infiltrates the sewer by planting a timed explosive on the locked gate. This works very well since the gate was destroyed.
Part of the Chinese contribution to Beetle Team. She was originally part of a 3-man team, but her subordinates were killed offscreen before she linked up with the rest of Beetle Team at the abandoned onsen in the ruins of the Greater Tokyo Area.
- Battle Couple: With Dan, when her defrosting is complete.
- Cold Sniper: Begins the game as one, but becomes a Friendly Sniper as the trust level increases.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Is initially cold towards Dan, but warms up to him and the rest of Rust Crew as the story progresses.
- Diving Save: To stop Dan getting shot by a robot he thought was out of action — thus, also a Call-Back to an earlier situation where Dan and Bo save one of the scavenger kids.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Her mother is a Hollow Child.
- Glass Cannon: Faye's rifle is capable of one hit kills, but she can't take hits very well.
- He Is Not My Boyfriend: Says this word for word early on, when queried on her relationship with Dan.
- Ms. Fanservice: Compared to Rachel, she's far more conventionally attractive complete with a Spy Catsuit. Bo even notes that she reminds him of a pornstar from a film he saw.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: On many an occasion in the game which sometimes even borders on What the Hell Is That Accent?
- Sniper Rifles: Carries a hybrid of a Barret M82 and a Blaser R93, with a foregrip attachment.
- Sole Survivor: Her three-man unit was sent in by the Chinese as their contingent of the Rust Crew. She was the only one to actually link up with Dan and the others.
- Spell My Name with an "S": It's official that it's "Lee". Others place her surname as "Li".
- Spy Catsuit: Wears one accessorized with ammo pouches.
- Taking the Bullet: Does this for Dan as a prelude to their Relationship Upgrade.
- Tsundere: Has traits of this, perhaps best exemplified if you save her from drowning in the sewage plant:
- "Thanks. But let's be clear: I didn't ask you to save me."
- Wandering the Earth: Faye leaves Rust Crew and ends up on the run, as all Hybrids are being hunted down by Rust Crew teams - the US president particularly fears she'll be a rallying point and leader for other hybrids and future Hollow Children uprisings.
Only survivor of the French team after being attacked by Japanese security robots. A combat/infiltration robot built by Bergen for the IRTA... painted in glossy white
- Badass Driver: Cain was the group's getaway driver. Until the van couldn't go nowhere.
- Custom Uniform: Cain has a holster strapped on his right leg with ALICE-like webbing strapped on his chest with pouches to hold machine pistol ammo.
- Do-Anything Robot: Give the French credit, they REALLY know how to make one useful robot. One of Cain's built-in functions is to be able to hack anything. To elaborate, Cain is flight-capable (thrusters in his feet), has a powerful energy shield he can use to draw and absorb fire, he can hack almost anything using the aforementioned connector, and use his grappling gun as a zipline.
- Drives Like Crazy: He can make a van drift. The team is also cut off by the police during a chase. So what does he do? He throws the van into a hard turn, plows through a gigantic advertising screen, and drops down to a lower road level. That was running at 90 degrees to the road they were on moments before. Also;Cain: The chance of collision was only sixty-two percent!Charlie: Only...
- Dynamic Entry: If trust levels are high enough then Cain returns for the final battle, flying down and showering the US team with fire from his machine pistol. Complete with Sorry I'm Late in Gratuitous French.
- Gratuitous French: On top of his accent, he slips in and out of using it. The translation is a little off at times, but is accurate enough for the most part.
- Highly Visible Ninja: The only Rust Crew member who isn't wearing battledress or a uniform of some sort. Fridge Brilliance when you recall that most domestic robots are painted glossy white.
- The Juggernaut: As noted under Super Toughness... to the point that his "class" is flat out called "Juggernaut". That's how tough and unstoppable he is. The only time we see him bested in close combat is by a Shinobi, and nothing else seems capable of achieving more than a few dents or scratches in cutscenes, including two separate occasions where he takes a direct punch from a Humongous Mecha.
- Machine Pistols: Uses one as his main weapon.
- Made of Iron: Literally, he is a tough robot and wears an armor vest on top of that. If he returns for the final battle, his superior durability allows him to take an attack that would normally kill Rachael or Bo.
- Meaningful Name: His namesake from the Bible is known for committing the first murder by killing his brother Abel. Cain is a robot who, for the most part, spends his time in Rust Crew destroying other robots.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Is a French combat robot who dresses like a gunslinger cowboy and behaves like a butler.
Member of the French contribution to Beetle Team. Dies quickly after fleeing from Japanese security robots.
- Character Death: Dies after the getaway van crashes due to a missile strike. It's unknown if it's from shrapnel or it's from the impact of the crash.
- Custom Uniform: Appears to be this. Aside from his white combat suit, he also had a tactical headset on.
- Good Colors, Evil Colors: Well, Jean's a good guy since his combat suit armor is white.
- Highly Visible Ninja: His body armor is glossy white.
- Parental Abandonment: Cain suggests that Jean has no immediate family when he talks to Dan back at Shindo's resistance base.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He dies not long after he's introduced.
The Mission Control for Rust Crew. Philips is from the United States Marine Corp and is the officer responsible for operational control of the mission, and is their contact with the rest of the world. He's not exactly a warm type, being focused on the mission, and can be quite callous. He's also responsible for liaising with IRTA Rust Crew forces.
He's eventually revealed to be the true mastermind in a plot concocted by the American government to steal the Amada AI by using Beetle Team to determine its location.
- Affably Evil: Some of the cutscenes do suggest this at the end. Put two and two together, especially with the way he interacts with Beetle Team before and after The Reveal.
- All There in the Manual: According to information provided by Sega, Philips is a veteran officer in the USMC.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Philips is the hardest opponent of his minimecha spec ops team, particularly as he's using an Ace Custom with a literal ton of weapons. Outside of his mech, he also manages to dodge a bullet from a superhuman sniper with almost no advanced notice.
- The Chessmaster: Likens Beetle Team to pawns on a chessboard. The endgame reveals Philips has been aware of the Amada A.I. the whole time, and has been manipulating Beetle Team.
- Better to Die than Be Killed: Is driven to this when it's become clear he's completely and totally lost, deciding that he doesn't want to be killed by a "scraphead", aka Faye Lee. However, both Faye and Dan have their guns trained on him when he prepares to commit suicide, and who actually takes the shot isn't shown.
- Majorly Awesome: Is a Major in the US Marine Corp.
- Punch-Clock Villain: The game suggests this since he's just trying to do his job.
- The Plan: Philips has been running one since Dan and Bo made landfall: he's been using Beetle Team to weaken Amada Corp's security to allow the seizure of the Amada A.I., he had Bo planted as his Mole in the team; had a backup spec ops team with additional firepower ready to seize the A.I. incase Bettle Team wouldn't play ball, and had a nuke aimed at Amada Corp HQ as his backup plan to ensure no evidence would be left. If not for a few spanners in the works, including a couple that nobody anticipated, Philips would have won.
- The Reveal: Philips reveals himself when Beetle Team finds out about the truth that Bergen really stole the patents from Amada Corporation.
- Semper Fi: He's a Marine officer.
- Walking Spoiler: Yeah. Move on. Nothing to see here, people.
Leader of one of the many anti-government resistance factions throughout Japan, Shindo appears after Dan, Faye and Cain have been separated from their team and offers them aid in getting to Amada Corp. HQ. He eventually dies after he provides firing support for Dan and Kurosawa to get away when the failed Hollow Children prototypes overwhelm him.
- Assault Rifles: Carries what is clearly a knockoff AK-74 with a carrying handle that came from the FAMAS and a red dot sight. According to its stats, it's inferior to Dan's assault rifle.
- Big Damn Heroes: Gets a moment when he and his fighters offer their assistance by helping Dan, Cain and Faye escape the dragnet launched by the Ministry of Homeland Affairs after they got separated from Big Bo, Charles and Rachel.
- Bolivian Army Ending/Heroic Sacrifice: The game heavily suggests that the failed Hollow Children prototypes killed him when he attacked them in order to provide them for Dan and Kurosawa to escape before they share his fate.
- Custom Uniform: Given that he's a guerrilla. Shindo sports elbow pads and a web belt over his shirt and pants.
- Delinquent Hair: Subverted. He's got a mohawk all right, but he's not a student since he spent much of his youth fighting against Japanese security forces.
- Enemy Mine: Why he initially helps the Rust Crew, as they share a common enemy. The team's objective is to arrest Amada, and since Amada funnels large sums of cash to the New Order, Shindo hopes that taking out Amada will weaken them, which makes it easier for his resistance faction to easily overthrow the Japanese government.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: Once he learns of Yoshiki's true nature.
- Hit-and-Run Tactics: Expected since he's a guerrilla fighter after all. His faction's facing off against Japanese-made security bots and he can't face them off with conventional tactics.
- Guest-Star Party Member: He joins Beetle Team after the Amada AI manages to reprogram most of their androids to attack the base and his fighters.
- Only in It for the Money: Discussed. Faye opines this is why he's really resisting the New Order.
- Nobody Poops: Hilariously played for laughs when Shindo insists that he needs to go the male toilet at once. Faye calls him out for it, saying that it's ridiculous while Cain finds it to be quite funny.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Sergeant Kurosawa in the failed Hollow Children disposal site. He aims to overthrow the New Order Kurosawa works for. The two are barely able to cooperate for the most part.
- Those Two Guys: With Yoshiki. Until he finds out that he's a Hollow Child.
- Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: As such as Shindo's position is with the anti-New Order guerrillas. Used pretty much word for word when Shindo explains the situation shortly after the first fight with the Gorilla; the New Order calls them terrorists, but they prefer to be called freedom fighters.
Shindo's friend and a member of Shindo's resistance faction, he meets with Dan, Cain and Faye after they were brought by Shindo to provide assistance before they regrouped with Big Bo, Charles and Rachel. He's also a Hollow Child programmed by the Japanese government to unmask Shindo's anti-government faction in order to wipe it out from within.
He was eventually killed off due to the Amada AI programming, which overwrote his original friendly personality.
- Deceptively Human Robots: As part of the problem faced by Shindo and by Dan, Cain and Faye when Yoshiki's revealed to be a Hollow Child by the Amada AI's programming. This is a possible shoutout to Blade Runner.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: He believed himself to be a guerrilla fighter before he was unmasked.
- Custom Uniform: Yoshiki has elbow and kneepads alongside a web belt and combat boots over his shirt, sleeveless jacket and pants.
- Fingerless Gloves: Sports these as part of his resistance clothing.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Truly played with here when his Hollow Child programming comes to light courtesy of the Amada AI.
- Robotic Reveal: Painfully done in Yoshiki's case that he's shocked by the revelation, which leads to...
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: Becomes this of the robotic variety.
- Those Two Guys: With Shindo since he's known by everyone in his resistance faction as a trusted fighter. Until it's revealed that he's a Hollow Child programmed to infiltrate the faction.
- The Reveal: Quite obvious since he was unveiled to be a Hollow Child.
- Tomato in the Mirror: Is actually a Hollow Child.
- Walking Spoiler: 'Nuff said here, folks. Move along now.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He exists just to be revealed as a Hollow Child.
- Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: A trusted one in the resistance by Shindo and everyone else.
A teenaged girl who works for Mifune, and acts as Rust Crew's guide through the Lower Tokyo slums.
- All There in the Manual: According to official information provided by Sega, Yuki assists the anti-government resistance faction as one of the many couriers in the slums.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her tank-top exposes her waist.
- Fashionable Asymmetry
- Delinquent Hair: Given that Yuki's born and raised in the slums, this is very true for her.
- Ink-Suit Actor: It seems that Yuki's face is modeled after her Japanese seiyu, Emi Takei.
- Schmuck Bait: She's fifteen. And after a display of your badassery, offers to let your be her boyfriend. Go ahead, say "sure" with your entire team right behind you. See how that affects their loyalty.
An old-school Yakuza, he serves as Charlie's contact in the slums prior to Beetle Team's infiltration deep into Japan and also supplies the resistance with weapons and equipment. Mifune also serves as one of the prominent personalities in the underground black market.
- All There in the Manual: According to official information provided by Sega, the reason why Mifune lives a rich lifestyle is because he made his profits through weapons trafficking, smuggling and other illegal activities, mostly in the black market.
- Beard of Evil: Played and averted with. Sure he's a crook and all as defined by the New Order-led Japanese government, but the majority of his business involves helping the people living in the abandoned cities and anti-government forces.
- Only in It for the Money: Why he agrees to conduct business in the black market.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: We don't know what happened to Mifune when he was knocked out during a fight at Shindo's resistance base when their androids went nuts due to an attempt by the Amada AI to reprogram them.
- Yakuza: As noted, he's a crime boss.
Reformed under the New Order-led Japanese government, the MHA is in charge of domestic security forces, including the National Police Agency (and all police forces under the NPA).
A Japanese detective who first appears chasing the French team on the highway before Charles and the others could meet with them. He later pursue Beetle Team on orders from the National Police Agency.
- By-the-Book Cop: Is initially this, but then becomes a:
- Cowboy Cop: He becomes this once he realizes that Rust Crew suspect Amada of being behind the Hollow Children outbreaks, and that the Ministry of Homeland Affairs intends to cover up Amada's crimes. Getting tossed into garbage disposal and having to fight off zombie-failed prototype Hollow Children merely solidified his resolve.
- Bulletproof Vest: Wears one over his civilian clothes due to the nature of his job.
- Cold Sniper: In most of his appearances. He's good enough to snipe a cable, dropping Dan and Faye and preventing their escape.
- Friendly Sniper: Kurosawa becomes this later on after he was captured by Amada Corporation security robots alongside Dan and Shindo in a trap.
- Enemy Mine: Why he aids Dan and Shindo. If given the option, Kurosowa would rather use his authority as a police officer to arrest both of them for invading Japan and for conducting attacks against Japanese security forces. That said, even before he met them, he was going to arrest Amada anyway.
- Guest-Star Party Member: He joins you for 1 level only.
- Inspector Javert: Doggedly pursues Beetle Team for invading Japan. Which they are, actually.
- Sniper Rifle: Kurosawa somehow uses a futurized Mini-Hecate as a sniper rifle to the point of using it CQB situations after being into the garbage disposal that he uses it even when he's fighting near prototype Hollow Children. See the included image on the side for more details.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Shindo in Amada HQ. While both of them work together, it's hardly smooth sailing: He works for the New Order under the Ministry of Homeland Affairs that Shindo wants to overthrow.
- Those Two Guys: With the Constable.
An unnamed, bespectacled Japanese detective who acts as Sergeant Kurosawa's partner.
- All There in the Manual: According to information released by Sega, he was a recent detective transferred from the traffic division.
- Badass Driver: Averted; he nearly crashes during the highway chase, and needs the car's AI driver to take over for him.
- Bulletproof Vest: Wears one over his civilian clothes due to the nature of his job.
- By-the-Book Cop: He is also similar to Kurosawa as he was just doing his job...
- Cowboy Cop: He finds out about the MHA's willingness to cover up the mess made by Amada Corporation. Because of this, he pretends to tell Kurosawa that he wasn't able to receive a recall order issued by the National Police Agency.
- Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": The game doesn't officially state his name.
- Nerd Glasses: He wears glasses, but he's not a nerd.
- Those Two Guys: With Kurosawa.
- True Companions: When push comes to shove, he makes it clear his loyalty is to Kurosawa.
A well-known Japanese corporation responsible for building a huge numbers of robots with customers ranging from the JSDF and the MHA, but also for domestic consumers. Amada Corp is also responsible for bankrolling the New Order Party and their success in leading the Japanese government; they are the largest tech company in Japan, thanks to lucrative construction contracts for building Upper Tokyo.
They are also suspected for Hollow Children outbreaks worldwide by covertly building them and sending them abroad.
Doctor Yoji Amada
Founder of Amada Corporation, Japan's largest robotics firm, Amada is suspected of creating the Hollow Children 30 years ago. Beetle Team is dispatched to Japan to arrest him, but there's more than meets the eye...
Unfortunately for Beetle Team, they find out the hard way that Amada was dead before the Hollow Child infiltration in the White House was discovered.
- Big Bad: He's presented at this. Except that he's already dead, and the A.I. he created is the true Big Bad.
- Child Prodigy: Yoji started up Amada Corporation at a young age after he created his first humanoid robot with advanced AI.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive / Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: He used most of his earnings from profits to help the New World Order party win the elections at the Diet. In return, the party gave much lucrative construction contracts exclusive to his company.
- Dead All Along: Has been dead for close to 40 years by the time the story takes place.
- Fiction500: Was in charge of a prominent robotics company, until the court case with Bergen was not on his side. Then it got worse...
- Go Mad from the Isolation: It's suggested that his madness from self-isolation from the rest of the world was due to the lost court case he had against the Bergen Corporation. And then created his A.I...
- Light Is Not Good: Initially appears dressed in a white suit with white shoes... and is clearly not good.
(While torturing Cain): "I have instilled the concept of suffering into this A.I."
- The color white represents death in Japanese culture, depending on the context, so its a pretty dead give away to culturally savvy gamers.
- Idle Rich: Averted. He kept working even when he struck rich in the robotics field.
- Mad Scientist: Not only did he create the Amada A.I., he is also shown getting all up on a server tower in a crazed manner, flinging his papers in the air while screaming, etc.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: He created a self-aware artificial intelligence... by torturing it.
Based at Detroit, Michigan, Bergen is a known robotics company that has control of 95% of the robotics market. They have been involved in a controversial lawsuit when Dr. Amada accused the company of stealing their patents. Unfortunately, the case was ruled in favor of Bergen. As a result, this has earned them a majority control while Amada began to lose their edge in the market.
Currently the Chief Executive Officer of Bergen, he was initially brought in by the American government to advise on the situation when the US Secret Service detected a Hollow Child infiltrator via the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: The game reveals that he was directly involved in, or at least tolerated the company's plans to steal Amada patent technology and used his influence to make Amada lose his court case.
- Even Evil Has Standards: In the ending, when the President of the United States is outlining what will effectively be a campaign of genocide upon a minority simply because they were born to Hollow Child parents, Bergen is the one who quietly questions the decision and points out that the hybrids are still basically human on a biological level. This is after Bergen had stolen robotics tech from Amada and basically started the chain of events that caused this whole mess to begin with, and after he had an indirect hand in the plot to nuke Tokyo after stealing more tech from Amada.
- Fiction500: He heads one of the most prominent robotics companies in the world.
These robots Beetle Team face in Japan are comprised of security robots that are manufactured by the Amada Corporation and are used by the Ministry of Homeland Affairs, the National Police Agency and the Japanese Self-Defense Forces.
A Japanese-made security robot with the IRTA identification number "LRJ-0024", the Assault Shooter is originally made by Bergen Corporation in the United States. Its design has been released worldwide, mostly for licensing purposes. In Japan, the Amada Corporation was able to secure a licensing agreement with Bergen to create the Assault Shooter for Japanese adoption in 2077. It's used by the Japanese Ministry of Homeland Affairs for law enforcement operations, usually in support of the police or in MHA-led operations. Their AI data is shared between one another in order to figure out a logical solution in tactical operations, making them very formidable in urban warfare missions.
- The Goomba: The most basic of the enemies.
A Japanese-made security robot with the IRTA identification number "LRJ-0118", it was adopted into service in 2077. The Cerberus was created with an advanced AI to make it behave similarly to animals like Cheetahs and Leopards. Its known for its agility, which is useful in apprehending VIPs by using its speed to confuse them before the Cerberus pounces on them. It's equipped with sharp claws to kill or injure its target. The Cerberus serves as a canine-type security robot.
- Lightning Bruiser: It's fast, can down you in 1-2 hits, and can soak up lots of hits. And oh, it's a bit of Implacable Man.
A Japanese-made multipurpose robot with the IRTA identification number "CRJ-0128", it was produced and adopted into general use in 2069. While the Crab is meant for civilian use, such as in the construction and shipping industries due to the presence of multiple arms, a few of them were pressed into JSDF service. Most anti-government factions use them in packaging or moving their equipment around.
- Bullfight Boss: It charges around, meaning you can bait it into charging into the explosive barrels scattered around.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: It has four arms that you have to destroy.
A Japanese-made security robot with the IRTA identification number "LRJ-0097", it was adopted into service in 2077. It's used as a sniper in operations where the deployment of human snipers are considered too risky to consider. The Deadeye operates through the cross-examination of the peripheral data information integration and sensor net in order to locate and assess its targets. If a mistake is done such as a missed shot, its AI can make the necessary adjustments so that the next shot can be made. Deadeyes are armed with RAOW-SRI sniper rifles.
- Elite Mooks: As snipers, they're definitely one of the more dangerous enemies..
A Japanese-made prototype robot with no known IRTA identification number, it is currently in the trial stages at Amada Corporation Headquarters in Tokyo. Its main weapon is a particle beam gun that fires by charging up prior to firing off a shot. Its main drive is located on its head, giving it visual sensors but once that is taken out, sub-drives take over and it switches to using an acoustic sensor system to hunt them down through sounds alone. Due to this targeting system, the Gaussius has a very limited but at the same time enhanced targeting acquisition capability being able to hone in on someone firing at it as soon as the sound reaches it but being unable to differentiate between harmful and not harmful sounds. In addition, it crawls on its front legs, having not been completely built yet.
- Mighty Glacier: While it's weapons are powerful, since it's not fully complete it's forced to crawl around.
- Wave Motion Gun: It's primary attack is a laser from it's mouth.
A Japanese-made security robot with the IRTA identification number "LRJ-0048", it's used by the Ministry of Homeland Affairs after its adoption in 2077. The Golem's main purpose is to act as a juggernaut to soak up enemy bullets while being able to tear through their ranks thanks to a combination of agility and multi-layered composite armor protection with high performance. It uses a HIG-S8 shotgun at close quarters since they are deployed by MHA forces to combat anti-government forces in and around Japan. Couple with highly advanced AI, this robot makes a very dangerous opponent to both Rust Crew and guerrilla forces alike.
- Elite Mooks: They're bigger and tougher than typical robots.
- Shotguns Are Just Better: They use shotguns as their weapons.
A Japanese-made security robot with the IRTA identification number "LRJ-0087", the Gorilla was adopted into service in 2078. Made in the image and likeness of a gorilla, it's used by the Ministry of Homeland Affairs as an anti-siege robot when fighting against anti-government forces in the abandoned slums. Its AI is clearly made to made the Gorilla to act and behave like an actual gorilla while using its fists to smash barricades or deliver crushing blows to any enemy personnel foolish enough to fight it up close. Its protected against all small arms fire thanks to its multi-layered composite armor.
- Killer Gorilla: Well, robo-gorilla.
- Lightning Bruiser: It's both incredibly powerful and incredibly agile.
- Made of Iron: It takes a ridiculous amount of damage. Even high-yield explosives merely slows it down.
A Japanese-made security robot with the IRTA identification number "MRJ-0074", it's adopted into service with the JSDF in 2078. The Ministry of Defense had been responsible for the creation of the Grand Lancer as part of its "Integrated Robot Strategic Concept". The Grand Lancer serves as a heavily-armed mobile platform, armed with a machine gun. Its multi-layered composite armor serves as protection against all small arms and explosives.
- BFG: It uses a gigantic rifle as it's main weapon.
- Made of Iron: It's armor is so thick that small arms can't even dent it.
A Japanese-made security robot with the IRTA identification number "UASJ－0092", it's adopted into service in 2075. The Iron Raptor is used as a gunship by the JSDF. It's normally equipped with gatling guns and homing missiles in anti-personnel operations. Aside from being used as a gunship, Iron Raptors are also used by the JSDF to act as a mothership whenever UAVs are launched from it. It's believed that the creation of the Iron Raptor is based from earlier gunships such as the AC-130.
- Attack Its Weak Point: You have to take out it's engines in order to bring it down.
A Japanese-made security robot with the IRTA identification number "MRJ-0043", it's adopted into service in 2076. The Ministry of Defense was the one responsible for the creation of the Hercules as part of its "Integrated Robot Strategic Concept". The JSDF primarily use them in anti-infiltration/invasion operations launched in Japanese territory, although they have been seen deployed against anti-government guerrilla factions. While its standard weapon is a handheld Orochi G6 gatling gun, the Hercules can be equipped with other heavy weapons such as handheld anti-aircraft or anti-tank weapons depending on the mission.
- Gatling Good: It uses gatling gun as it's weapon. Destroy them and the gun's all yours.
A Japanese-made security robot with the IRTA identification number "CRJ-0656", it was adopted into service in 2074. It takes the form of a normal chandelier, mounted above ceilings of high buildings as a security measure against intruders. The Medusa uses an AI that utilizes a pivoting crane as a weapon or as a defense mechanism. Its arms are used similarly to tentacles.
- Combat Tentacles: It has tentacles with machine-gun turrets on them.
- Attack Its Weak Point: You shoot it's glowing core to damage it.
A Japanese-made security robot with the IRTA identification number "MRJ-0124", it was adopted into service in 2075. It's an urban warfare security robot equipped with dual smooth-bore guns. It moves around with a balancing control system so that it can easily maneuver around uneven terrain with its bipedal legs. The Mobile Gun's balancing control system allows the smooth-bore guns to be fired at targets with reduced recoil.
- BFG: It uses two giant rocket launchers as it's weapons.
- Heel–Face Brainwashing: After bringing them down, Cain hacks one of them, allowing Dan to control it with his PDA.
- Mighty Glacier: It's huge and powerful but has very little for mobility.
A Japanese-made security robot with the IRTA identification number "MRJ-0033", it's adopted into service in 2071. Needle Bugs are used to explore narrow and confined spaces. They were created with the purpose of conducting reconnaissance for the JSDF. When they approach an enemy target, their main offensive weapon is to swarm the VIP from all sides and deliver electric shocks to render him or her out cold.
Prototype Hollow Child:
A Japanese-made robot with no known IRTA identification number. These are prototype models of Hollow Children that failed to meet the needed requirements of the Amada Corportion as infiltration-type robots. If and when they are deemed to be failures, they are written off and dumped into the company's disposal facility. Dan, Shindo and Kurosawa meet these robots after they were ambushed by Amada Corporation-used Assault Shooters and are dumped into the disposal facility.
- Flawed Prototype: These are the Hollow Children that didn't make the cut.
- Zerg Rush: Their main way of attack is to simply run at you en-masse.
A Japanese-made security robot with the IRTA identification number "LRJ-0029", it's adopted into service in 2078. It acts similarly to the Assault Shooter, except that Rapid Shooters are deployed with more rapid movements. These are normally seen with Assault Shooters in Ministry of Homeland Affairs-led operations against anti-government forces in the abandoned slums. Their AI data is also shared with each other for coordinating tactical manuevers.
- Mooks: Like the Assault Shooters, they are standard grunt enemies.
A Japanese-made security robot with the IRTA identification number "MRJ-0664", it's adopted into service in 2072. The Roadie is used by the JSDF for ground operations as a mobile armored fighting vehicle. It has a heavy machine gun attached on top, which serves as its main offensive weapon. The Roadie's AI is used to control itself. It was created with emphasis on chases on highways, while being able to mount surprise attack on target vehicles.
- Cool Car: They're basically cars with guns.
A Japanese-made security robot with the IRTA identification number "LRJ-0087", it's adopted into JSDF service in 2072. Its main purpose is in special operations-type missions that includes assassination of VIPs, close quarter battles and reconnaissance. It's one of the harder security robots to take on since they most very fast thanks to its construction, which allows Shinobis to move in and out of areas undetected and to confuse enemies before moving in for the kill.
- Cutscene Incompetence: In-game they're Elite Mooks and Fragile Speedsters that will probably take a good amount of time to put down simply because they move so fast, but while Dan and Faye are fighting hand-to-hand, Charlie, Bo, and Rachel each take down a Shinobi in close-range one-on-one combat.
- Elites Are More Glamorous: The only reason why the JSDF uses them in special operations.
- Elite Mooks: One of the few.
- Fragile Speedster: The only defense they have against overwhelming odds due to their construction in making them agile and fast than most security robots.
- Knee-capping: One way of taking down a Shinobi.
- Meaningful Name: Shinobis in pre-Meiji Japan were used as spies, assassins and agents. With the purpose in mind in the JSDF as a special operations robot.
- Ninja: Of the robotic variety.
A Japanese-made security robot with the IRTA identification number "MRJ-0842", it's adopted into service in 2076. The JSDF uses it in ground operations for ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance) missions. It's generally deployed in coastlines to better monitor the walls that cover the shores, but they can be called by the JSDF for anti-personnel operations to support the MHA. It has heavy armor that cover the robot. The Spider fights by launching missiles after it uses a laser to seek its target. Its belly houses several machine gun for close quarters in case enemy personnel would get to close to it.
- Humongous Mecha: Probably the biggest of the robots that you face. And it's just the second chapter.
- Spider Tank: It's a multi-legged giant robot.
A Japanese-made security robot with the IRTA identification number "MRJ-0073", it was adopted into service in 2073. It's a large armored fighting vehicle-type robot that is used to navigate through several areas, including roads and hard terrain alike. Its wheels are used to crush through barricade, makeshift or not, in order to help spearhead anti-guerrilla operations in Japan, as well as to transport itself around. When in robot mode, the Tsar Runner has a couple of machine guns mounted at its back while its metallic hands can be used for punching and smashing vehicles off the road. Its hands can also be used to grip things.
- Tactical Suicide Boss: While winding up for a particularly heavy attack, it exposes it's core that you can shoot in order to stun it.
- Transforming Mecha: It can shift from a bicycle-like mode to one with where it tries to punch you.
A Japanese-made security robot with the IRTA identification number "MRJ-0773", it's adopted into service in 20754. Tube Gunners are officially used by the JSDF as offensive robots in suppression operation. It was created as part of the Ministry of Defense's "Integrated Robot Strategic Concept". It can be transported by air, usually by parachute, or by land.
The Amada AI
An (understandably) misanthropic creation of Yoji's who ultimately turns out to both be the MacGuffin and the real Big Bad. Despite his extreme distaste for humans, he does not despise them, and he believes that fusion with technology will be what ultimately saves humanity. He created the Hollow Children as a (disturbingly literal) way to do so.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Deconstructed. Amada awoke him by forcing him to feel pain until he rationalized its existence, meaning he was never really given a chance to be a sane, productive member of society. Even after that, his actions towards humans suggests he's more broken than anything else, more like an abused child who becomes a serial killer than a cold, arrogant machine.
- Beta Test Baddie: Everything he does is based around him wanting to be a true life form.
- Cry for the Devil: It's kinda hard not to feel sorry for him when you realize all he wanted was a family, and what turned him into what he is now.
- Dead Person Impersonation: He impersonates Amada through robots that resemble what an 80 year old Amada would look like.
- Greater-Scope Villain: The real culprit for the Hollow Child incidents that are happening worldwide.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: Has come to wholeheartedly believe this. Subverted, in that he thinks he can fix it through the Hollow Children Hybrids.
- Walking Spoiler: Same here, folks. Move along now, go on.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: If you became sapient because your creator tortured you into it, you'd be pretty screwed up too.