- This article is about the F.E.A.R. organization. For information on the game as a whole, see F.E.A.R.
|“|| What the hell is F.E.A.R.? It stands for First Encounter Assault and Recon. They're supposed to be experts on freaky shit.
The First Encounter Assault Recon, or F.E.A.R., was formed during 2002 as a covert branch of the United States Army's Special Forces to defend various national security interests against threats of a paranormal or supernatural nature, most notably Psionics. As such, F.E.A.R. and its select few operatives are rarely taken seriously, given the unbelievable nature of what they fight against. Regardless, F.E.A.R. is an elite unit and has the perogative to take military assets from other military branches such as the Air Force and the US Army. They have permission to use deadly force and heavy weapons against perceived threats such as Replica soldiers, ATC Security Guards and, fittingly, Alma's Apparitions. Weapons in their inventory include Assault Rifle, combat shotguns, and even rocket-propelled weaponry, as well as experimental energy weapon systems. They also have access to intelligence service systems such as the Hannibal-3 spy satellite.
In F.E.A.R., the F.E.A.R. team is called in to investigate a psychic commander named Paxton Fettel who has gone rogue, taking an army of clone soldiers with him. Rowdy Betters heads up the team, staying off-scene but issuing information and orders via headset. Jin Sun-Kwon stays away unless a body has been found, at which point she is called in to examine it. Spencer Jankowski initially assists the F.E.A.R. Point Man, but disappears early in the game.
By the end of the game, F.E.A.R. has uncovered the dirty secrets of Armacham Technology Corporation, and has blown up the secret Origin Facility in an effort to stop the supernatural rage of Alma Wade. The team is then scattered when Alma attacks the helicopter the team is on, causing it to crash.
The Point Man of the F.E.A.R. team reappears in F.E.A.R. 3, however, he has no contact with any other members of F.E.A.R., with the exception of Jin Sun-Kwon. By this point, he is no longer acting under F.E.A.R. orders.