General Marder is the primary antagonist of Titanfall 2
A high ranking officer within the IMC’s military research division, General Marder oversees the operations on Typhon. He sees the Militia as a shortsighted, angry mob blocking humanity’s progress on the Frontier - a nuisance to be eliminated. Employing high quality mercenaries to bolster his allocation of IMC forces, Marder’s ARES Division seeks “emergent technologies” to decisively resolve the Frontier War in favor of the IMC.
After the IMC's attack on Colony G21, Marder was involved in human experimentation on captured former-crew of IMS Odyssey. At his research base on Typhon, he would test the effects of exposure to the Ark on humans.
While his character is put into question it can be drawn to being beneficial and murderous. Usually putting the core worlds population first he sees the militia and frontier populace as expendable and sees them all as misguided and personally resents this. Expressing his thoughts through logs during the campaign he believes order and security the only way to counter the frontier population. As stated by General Marder, IMC reinforcements from the core worlds will not arrive for several more years and takes drastic measures to deal with the militia as fast as he can before they can gather insurmountable odds against the IMC. He sees humanity as a whole as unstoppable consumers of resources and space.
Titanfall 2 Edit
Marder oversees research and development for the Fold Weapon, a super weapon using time displacement technology to destroy planets. To ensure that nothing interferes with the weapon's activation, Marder employs Kuben Blisk and his mercenaries to transport the weapon's power source, the Ark, safely to the Fold Weapon.
Marder is first heard over intercom, offering any Militia soldier safe passage to the Angel City Penitentiary if they surrender themselves to IMC forces. He is later seen in a flashback at an IMC research facility, presenting the Fold Weapons potential to IMC scientist. Several recordings of Marder can be heard, expressing his great disdain towards the Militia and how the Fold Weapon can be a permanent solution to the problem. Marder is again seen talking to Kuben Blisk via hologram after Cooper is captured, going over the terms of their arrangement. After Cooper escapes and makes it to the fold weapon, Marder tells Blisk that his money's been transferred and that he is free to leave. After Slone is killed by Cooper and the Fold Weapon is sabotaged, Marder orders Blisk to kill Cooper and BT. Blisk refuses, declaring, "I don't work for free."