Marshall Disler is an unseen character in F.E.A.R. First Encounter Assault Recon. He is only heard through phone messages circulating between himself and several other employees of Armacham Technology Corporation.
Marshall Disler is a researcher for Armacham Technology Corporation in the late 1970's, when fellow researcher Harlan Wade complains that his daughter, Alma, is having mental problems, including nightmares, hallucinations, and fits of hysteria. Marshall recognizes that Alma is a psionic, and his findings cause ATC to begin experimentation on Alma. Marshall remains heavily involved with Alma, including being a part of Project Origin, a top secret project in which Alma was impregnated with and forced to give birth to bioengineered psychics.
F.E.A.R. First Encounter Assault ReconEdit
In 2025, Marshall is assigned to monitor the Perseus Program along with Charles Habegger after the reopening of the Origin facility caused Alma's spirit to reawaken. Initially, it appears that he is cooperating with Genevieve Aristide's plans to cover up the Origin project. When Habegger first recommends that the Perseus Project be suspended, Marshall backs him up, agreeing that the slightest chance of another Synchronicity Event needs to be taken seriously.
Afterwards, he goes to the Perseus Compound to check things out himself. In a voicemail, Disler notes that a certain "energy signature" is the same as the first one, implying that since the Origin facility was reopened, the telepathic link between Alma and her youngest son, Paxton Fettel, has been reestablished, which may lead to a second Synchronicity Event, allowing Alma to manifest outside of her own physical body.
Marshall may still be alive by the end of F.E.A.R., seeing as his body was never found, but it is likely that he was killed, as a distressed phone message from him indicates that he was still at the Perseus Compound when the Replica soldiers rebelled under Fettel's telepathic commands. Gunshots can be heard in the background of the voicemail, and Marshall says he doesn't know what's going on.
Although he doesn't appear directly in F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, it is mentioned in a PDA file that Disler would visit Wade Elementary School with the name of "Dr. Marshal Disler" and hold science lectures for students. His office can be found in the level "Snake Fist."