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.
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."