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|Place of Birth||Sioux Falls, South Dakota|
|Birth date||November 30, 1922|
|Death date||June 26, 1953|
|Cause of death||Executed by Joseph Capelli.|
|Place of death||Chicxulub Crater, Mexico|
|Family||Unnamed parents (Deceased)|
Frank Farley (adopted father, deceased)
Mary Farley (adopted mother, deceased)
Susan Farley (adopted sister)
Becka Feedle (cousin)
Joseph Capelli (adopted brother-in-law)
Jack Capelli (adopted nephew)
|Species||Human (Project Abraham website)/Sentinel (R:FoM & R2)/Chimera (End of Resistance 2)|
|Hair color||Fair, Shaved|
|Eye color||Hazel, gold afterword (due to Chimeran virus)|
|Affiliation and military information|
|Affiliation||Echo Team, SRPA (Resistance 2), formerly British Armed Forces, 1st Ranger Regiment (Resistance: Fall of Man), 1st Armored Division, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment|
|Rank||1st Lieutenant; formerly 2nd Lieutenant (The Gathering Storm); and Sergeant (Fall of Man)|
|Weapon||M5A2 Folsom Carbine, Bullseye and almost every weapon seen in the series.|
|Battles||Operation Morning Star|
|Appears in||Resistance: Fall of Man|
Resistance (Comics) (cameo)
Resistance: The Gathering Storm
Resistance: A Hole in the Sky (mentioned)
Resistance 3 (mentioned)
Resistance: Burning Skies (mentioned)
|First appearance||Resistance: Fall of Man|
|Actor||Travis Willingham (Project Abraham)|
- "This is just the beginning."
- ―Hale's final words[src]
Nathan Hale was the main protagonist of Resistance: Fall of Man and Resistance 2. A soldier in the United States military, Nathan rose to prominence after being infected with the Chimeran virus and was responsible for liberating Britain from the Chimera. Strong, intelligent, extremely brave and yet withdrawn, Hale went on to become one of the original Sentinels. After apparently breaking the Chimera's hold on the United States, Nathan finally succumbed to the Chimeran virus and was executed by one of his subordinates, Joseph Capelli.
Hale was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on November 30, 1922. When he was two years old, Nathan's parents both succumbed and died to the lingering complications of the influenza epidemic of 1918 and 1924; he subsequently went to live with his Aunt Rachel. But after she died, he was fostered by Frank and Mary Farley - the former of whom had known Hale's father - on their ranch in Draper, South Dakota and treated him as their own child. Their daughter, Susan, thought of Nathan as the brother she never had. Hale also had a cousin on his mother's side of the family named Becka Feedle. Nathan along with Susan were taught by Frank to learning and becoming interested in marksmanship. Eventually, Nathan entered the Young Ranchers of South Dakota's annual shooting contest in 1942 and remarkably scored a high accuracy percentile of 96.5%, which his score remained unbeaten and he was regarded by South Dakotan locals as somewhat of a local legend. In 1945, Nathan considered joining the United States Army which his foster family, except for Susan, were proud of his enlistment.
Hale began basic training at Camp Wolters, Texas in April 15, 1945 and on June 27 he was transferred to Company C of the 1st Armored Division, 37th Armor Regiment. In 1946 he was promoted to Private First Class and was cited for racing in tanks and going over the speed limit. Two years later Hale was in Company G of the 1st Infantry Division, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. In October 13, 1948, Hale worked in a South Dakotan mineshaft and survived a tunnel collapse, and rescued three of his coworkers by digging his way through another shaft and leading them to safety. In February 1949, he was transferred to a military camp in Achnacarry, Scotland where he was elected for the Inaugural Ranger Orientation Program which he passed in May, scoring considerably higher than the other candidates and his instincts were remarkable. Two months later he was transferred to the 1st Ranger Regiment in Fort Benning, Georgia.
Despite being a capable soldier, it was during a live-fire exercise that Hale led an unconventional gambit against a mock target that led to the deaths of most of his squad and several observers, and leaving himself grievously injured. The incident was attributed to faulty munitions. Hale was rehabilitated at the Army's Higgins Trauma Center in Montana. After exhaustive therapy and many operations, Hale returned to active duty. His commanding officers consistently rewarded Hale with higher-risk missions due to his natural skill in battle. After action reports consistently described Hale as fearless in combat, an inventive tactician and an able squad leader, but psychologists expressed concern over what they perceived as his growing death wish.
In November 1950, before America's intervention in the Chimeran War, Hale volunteered in Project Abraham, a secret government project that were conducting research and experiments in finding a cure to the "European Influenza". The reason for his participation in Project Abraham was stated in an induction interview that he thought that something suspicious is happening in Europe that his government is unwilling to tell to the public, and believed that someone like him should volunteer for the project. After signing up he was under investigation over a bullet from the YRSD shooting tournament that he kept for luck came from a military outpost. It had turned out that he was there long before the area was closed off by the military. During the events of Project Abraham, Hale motivate morale to the other test subjects and keeping their minds off of the project's often fatal selection process by keeping with basketball and arm wrestling tournaments. The clinical psychologist, Cassandra Aklin, was closely attracted to Hale, and nearly had some kind of a relationship due to their fear and overwhelming emotions at the time; though Hale resented her at first for being involved with who were chosen to be selected. As a result, Hale was given two military citations for fraternizing with Aklin.
On December 1, Hale became the fifth test subject after the others before him had died, except for Joseph Capelli who was in a coma from his injection and later survived. Instead of the usual serum, he was injected with Pure Chimeran DNA under Dr. Fyodor Malikov's orders. Consequently he suffered from delusions, panic attacks, and strange visions. Though he was reluctant to let himself lose consciousness, he eventually fell into a brief coma. When he woke up, he made a deal to stop Lt. Kenneth Danby from getting injected; he would go to York, England in Operation Deliverance and fight there much to Aklin's reluctance.
Following Project Abraham, Hale was one of the few subjects to survive. As such, Hale had grown semi-immune to the Chimeran virus, which would save his life in York several months later where the dormant Pure Chimeran genes would be reinvigorated. On December 25, he was released back into the Army - secretly for a live trial.
On July 11, 1951, Hale was deployed along with the rest of the 1st Ranger Regiment to York as part of Operation Deliverance. He was part of Arrow Two who were decimated by anti-air barrage. Hale regrouped with another squad which they are then attacked by Chimeran Crawlers and infected with the Chimeran virus. Due to the immunity he gained from Project Abraham, Hale survived the infection aside from biologically possessing gold-colored eyes as a result. He awoke to a medic and fought his way to an abandoned bus depot where Captain Winters was clearing a landing zone for allied airborne reinforcements. With the help of a commandeered Sabertooth tank, he helped clear out a rally point. Not long after, he was recaptured by the Chimera during a spire attack after defending the depot with the remnants of his regiment, and taken to a Chimeran conversion center in Grimsby. Afterward, Hale soon escaped captivity and rescued Captain Rachel Parker from being infected in a holding cell in the process. With Parker's help, he managed to escape the facility while grimly learning about the Chimeran conversion process, and proceeded to join and help the British Army. Parker became suspicious of Hale as she knew he was infected due to his gold colored eyes and tried to getting him tested, but he joined the Manchester operation before she could say a word.
The British ResistanceEdit
Hale was immediately taken to Manchester, where he assisted Captain Mitchells and British forces in procuring the "secret weapon" that was part of the Anglo-American military exchange. After having secure and retrieving the "weapon", Hale curiously approached the container containing the "weapon" and suddenly receives a psychic vision-connection with the "weapon", but quickly regaining his sanity. The "weapon" was later successfully deliver to Northern Command in Cheshire. Hale later participated in Operation Shear in order to seal a discovered Chimeran tunnel nexus in Nottingham. It was there that Hale met Lieutenant Steven Cartwright, who didn't think much of Hale at first until he lost a bet that Hale wouldn't survive a fight with a Titan. Cartwright possibly knew about Hale's infection at the time but did not say a word. At some point, Cartwright gave him a Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife, which Hale would keep and use it in the future.
After Operation Shear, Hale traveled with Parker to Northern Command for debriefing. When they arrive there they discover the base had been overrun by the Chimera. A cave-in separated Hale from the others and fought alone through the base. There he came upon documents pertaining to classified data on the Chimeran War, the Chimeran virus, and learning that the "secret weapon" is actually an Angel that was responsible for summoning the Chimera to Northern Command and was attempting to telepathically control Hale. When he discovered the Angel's location and confronted it, the Angel attempted to control Hale's mind, but Hale managed to resist the mind-meld and killed the creature. Hale then reunited Parker.
Continuing his war effort, Hale followed a team of Royal Commandos led by Cartwright to Cheddar Gorge where the Chimera that attacked Northern Command originated. He found Cartwright as the only survivor and who by now has discovered Hale's infection. Together the two investigated the area and discovered that the Chimeran towers throughout Britain were in fact excavated instead of being built, which drastically changed everything that is known about the Chimera. Hale also noticed power conduits leaving the towers and going underground. They traveled back to Southern Command in Bristol regarding on this information, but only to discover that it is being attacked by Chimeran forces. Hale helped evacuate the base before it was destroyed along with many British casualties.
The Battle of LondonEdit
Instead of retreating with his allies to a camp in Cardiff, Hale decided to use an old map Cartwright had given him and solely followed the conduits down to a tunnel despite Parker's objection. The tunnel led him to a tower in Bracknell and then to London in which the conduits are connected to the hub tower in the city. Through his connection to the Chimera, Hale came to the conclusion that destroying the central hub tower in London will somehow result in the total defeat of the Chimera in British soil. He cleared out a landing zone in the outskirts of the city where a joint British and American military force mobilized their assault on the hub tower. As the human forces made a massive assault on the London tower, Goliaths approached from the the south of London and Hale was forced to prevent their advance by detonating Tower Bridge and Southwark Bridge, where he reunited with Cartwright, who was also trying to detonate the bridge. They commandeered a Stalker and destroyed the last Goliath. They then enter at the back entrance of the hub tower, where Cartwright is later wounded by a Widowmaker and Hale was forced to infiltrate the tower alone.
Fighting his way up the tower, Hale finds that the tower is powered by a central nuclear fission reactor which he was able to destroy, resulting in a massive explosion that demolished the tower. The reaction propagated along the Chimera conduit network, destroying all the Chimeran towers throughout Britain and killing every Angel inside these structures. With the Angels dead, the remaining Chimeran forces were unable to survive with any cohesion and quickly died off. Allied officials presumed that Hale had been killed in the explosion that destroyed the tower and officially listed him as killed in action on July 14, 1951. However, Hale actually survived and wandered in the snowy outskirts of London, where he is then taken into custody by a squad of Black Ops that had been following him, due to Hale being a survivor of Project Abraham and the fear that he would end up similar to Jordan Adam Shepherd, another Abraham candidate who was given a similar injection that severely mutated him.
The Sentinel ProgramEdit
Upon retrieval, Hale was given a sedative after a brief struggle. He is then introduced to Major Richard Blake and learned that they are traveling to the Special Projects Research Administration (SPRA) "Igloo" Base in Iceland to indoctrinate Hale into the Sentinel Program - a special task force of elite soldiers infected with the Chimeran virus and possessing superhuman abilities like Hale. Upon arriving to Iceland, Igloo Base was under attack by the Chimera. Becoming involved in the conflict, Hale and Blake fought their way through the base and encountered a released Angel-like Chimera being known as Daedalus, who enigmatically speaks to Hale: "They are calling to us. Can you hear them? It is beautiful." After this brief encounter, Hale escaped with the remaining SRPA personnel along with Blake and Dr. Fyodor Malikov from Igloo Base. Hale was soon inducted into the Sentinel Program on July 17, 1951 and was assigned to Echo Team, and at times lead a number of solo missions with other Sentinel teams.
In August 1951, Hale was appointed to find SRPA scientist Dr. Silbermann, who had disappeared in Salinas, California with a newly created Inhibitor. Hale went to SRPA Mission Command and requested General Harold Patterson for two normal United States Army soldiers: Lee Dashiel, a demolitionist he had worked with a couple of times before, and Jimmy Sanchez, a sniper who Hale had heard of. Patterson agreed but only after Hale had mentioned his daughter among the many humans endangered by the Chimera should this mission does not succeed.
Hale, Dashiel and Sanchez met in a base in Keystone, South Dakota and the next day they infiltrated Salinas. Hale's team was tenuous at best, most especially coming from Sanchez who distrusted Hale for being a Sentinel given to their notorious reputations for having normal humans being killed on their watch. Regardless, they were able to find Silbermann in a conversion-like facility but were too late to save him from his infection to the Chimeran virus, and can only salvage his inhibitor. The trio were then attacked by Spinners in which Dashiel is fatally wounded, and Sanchez infected. Sanchez forgave Hale for everything he criticized him of, and begs to be killed before turning, to which Hale reluctantly complied. Hale destroyed the facility, having retrieved Dr. Silbermann's inhibitor.
Over the next several months, the Chimera began to attack the outer areas of America in areas such as Wisconsin and North Dakota, and quickly began pushing south from Canada. Hale, despite being forbidden from contacting his family, feared for their lives when the Chimera overran South Dakota. On November 15, Hale went with two Sentinels, Sgt. Marvin Kawecki and Pvt. Jim Jasper, to investigate the Chimeran presence on Highway 281 south of Huron, South Dakota. After spotting a Chimeran convoy, the squad was ambushed by a Burrower and a squad of Hybrids. Jasper was killed in the firefight. Hale and Kawecki were able to be extracted via VTOL, the Marilyn, piloted by Echo Three, to SRPA 6 near Valentine, Nebraska.
The next day, Hale was sent on a mission to retrieve any possible technology from a downed Chimeran shuttle in Bear Butte. Nathan accompanied Captain Anton Nash, a non-combative scientist who was assigned to lead the mission as his knowledge would help the team discern what Chimera tech was to be taken, much to Hale's reluctance. Hale led a large Sentinel team to assault Bear Butte that the Chimera now held defending the shuttle. After assigning his Sentinels to distracted the Chimera, Hale saved Nash from a Chameleon but was unfortunately soon after instantly and fatally shot as soon as he left the shuttle by Chimeran fire. Hale retrieved the technology taken from the shuttle by Nash and retreated with his men.
On November 19, Hale broke protocols and traveled to South Dakota with help from VTOL pilot Harley Purvis to his former home to learn the fate of his family. Travelling by foot, he finally reaches his home to find a letter from Susan, revealing that his foster parents were killed and only Susan survived and taking shelter at an protection camp. As he visited the Farley's grave, Hale finds two armed teenagers, Mark and his sister Tina, who had survived on their own for weeks. They stayed in the barn that night and are attacked by a patrol of Steelheads and Grims. Hale and the teens hold them off and escaped on a truck to where Purvis and the VTOL were awaiting for them. Hale later reluctantly left the teenagers at a protection camp.
Hale was reprimanded by Major Blake and threatened a court martial over the disobedience of orders and the loss of equipment but did not see the point in it, so he simply docked the lost equipment and the used VTOL fuel from his pay. Later that day, Hale was briefed on Operation Iron Fist, in which he would lead a Sentinel team with the help of Dr. Linda Barrie, who coincidentally was Anton Nash's fiancee, to obtain a Chimeran nuclear fuel rods in a Chimeran tower near Hot Springs, South Dakota.
Prior to the mission, Hale was brought to the Denver Federal Center for inhibitor treatment and a psychological evaluation, where he was reunited with Cassandra Aklin and reestablished their romantic relationship. Hale later went to a customs house that Susan mentioned going to in her letter. However, Hale was only to be told she wasn't listed among the camps.
On November 28, Hale participated in Operation Iron Fist and leads Echo Team to infiltrating the Chimeran base and eventually acquiring the fuel rods. The survivors were rescued, although Dr. Barrie was wounded in the firefight as they attempted to leave, but she was saved by Hale.
On December 3, Chief of Staff William Dentweiler visited SRPA 6 and congratulated Hale on his recent success. He briefed Hale and Blake on a mission to find and, if necessary, kill former Secretary of War Henry Walker for apparent treason, as he supposedly intended to try and negotiate with the Chimera to save himself and was likely heading for Chicago to contact the radical resistance movement, Freedom First. Hale and a Sentinel team traveled to Chicago and led by Captain Bo Richards. They are led into a secret Freedom First base in a subway station and learned that Walker had not arrived. Shortly after, they are attacked by a Chimera raiding party but managed to hold them off. On December 10, Hale was sent to infiltrate a Freedom First recruitment center in Custer, Montana to find Walker's whereabouts, but discovers that he isn't there either. To his shock, he finds Susan among the rebels whom revealed his identity and is captured. Hale was then interrogated and revealed his mission before being released after they learned of his actions in Chicago. He then spends a short time reacquainting with Susan, where he learned of her reasons for joining Freedom First before being forced to leave.
On December 15, President Noah Grace visited Denver to hold a press conference, and Hale was made as one of his security detail. Before the conference he spends the night with Aklin again. Later at the press conference, Hale noticed someone with an L23 Fareye aiming at the President from the third floor of a nearby hotel and saved Grace before firing on the sniper. The assassin was apprehended and revealed to be Susan. Hale visited her in a detention facility and learned that she was to receive a life sentence. He pleaded with her and tried to get her sentence reduced, but Susan refused and stated the many obvious flaws of the Grace Administration before being taken away.
Shortly after Hale and SRPA met Harley Burl, an escaped prisoner who was held by the Chimera, whp informed them that Henry Walker was being held in a conversion center near Madison, Wisconsin. Hale then led a full strike force to assault the conversion center with Burl and William Dentweiler accompanying him. After the surviving prisoners were rescued, Hale ordered the Sentinels to pull back as a Goliath was approaching their location. Burl then revealed the truth to Hale that Walker's treason was entirely false and was actually Grace's plan, as Walker had a recording to give to Freedom First in order to expose Grace's treachery. Hale was also told that Walker is likely dead, but the recordings were still with his body. Hale later ordered his men to hold Dentweiler under arrest, and provided immediate evacuation for the Madison survivors while he led his forces in fending off advancing Chimeran forces. After successfully destroying the Goliath, Hale entered the complex and discovered Walker's body and his recording. He also discovered Dentweiler, who had fled from the battle, but had been captured and half converted by a Spinner. Hale put him out of his misery and left the prison before examining the tape, and from it learns the truth about Project Omega.
On December 24, Hale traveled to Sheridan, Wyoming where Grace held the negotiation with a captured Daedalus. Hale learned from Blake that he was made head of security for the entire negotiation and of Grace's intentions. As Hale entered the cell, he witnessed Grace make an offer to Daedalus, where the Chimera could have the rest of the world in exchange for sparing the United States. Instantly afterwards, Hale killed Grace with gunshot to the head. In the ensuing confusion, Daedalus took the opportunity to escape by using his powers and retreated to a waiting battleship. Following Daedalus's escape, Hale was exempted from killing Grace, the president is succeeded by his Vice-President Harvey McCullen, and the truths of the negotiations and Project Omega were covered up.
The Invasion of AmericaEdit
Hale was promoted to First Lieutenant on January 5, 1952 and continued to fight the Chimera alongside Echo Team (consisted of Benjamin Warner, Aaron Hawthorne, and former subject of Project Abraham Joseph Capelli) under the command of Lt. Hank Leavitt. Hale was awarded the Silver Star during an operation for the successful retrieval of eighteen civilians stranded in Wisconsin on April 11. He participated in Operation Kodiak on November 8, which Echo infiltrated and destroyed a factory that had been creating enemy fighter aircraft. Hale showed exceptional tactical ingenuity in leading his team to an auxiliary power reactor outside the factory that his team to overload the reactor, causing it to chain react and flush out the hostile command units inside the base. Hale also planned and executed Operation Frozen Fortress on November 11. On December 21, Echo Team attempted to destroy a Stalker production facility in Raleigh, North Carolina where Leavitt was killed in the process and Hale was made leader of Echo Team. By 1953, Hale's cellular receptors were combating the serum that was controlling the Chimeran virus within him and the risk of him converting was high.
On May 15, 1953 the Chimeran fleet began its full scale invasion of America. At the same time Hale was present along with Echo Team at SRPA Station 3 in San Francisco where the city was under siege. Hale, having just undergone surgery to slow down his infection, helps evacuate Dr. Malikov from the base. After retrieving the inhibitor serums and killing a Kraken, Hale followed the rest of his team along with a company of Black Ops to track a Chimeran warship that was damaged earlier in San Francisco. The convoy tracked the ship to Orick, where they are ambushed by Hybrids and Chameleons in the forests and leaving all soldiers under Hale's command killed. Hale reached the town and reunited with Echo. Seeing that the battleship is too strong to be taken down through conventional anti-aircraft artillery, Echo hijacked a Chimeran shuttle and infiltrate the ship. They split up to plant explosives on several key parts of the ship to destroy the vessel as Hale searches for the bridge. When he arrives there he discovered that the Chimeran fleet's target is Twin Falls, Idaho, where they will breach the Liberty Defense Perimeter. After escaping the ship which prematurely detonated, Echo warned Major Blake and headed for Twin Falls.
As they arrive, they are shot down by a Stalker and were separated from each other during landfall. They soon discover that the entire town has been infected by Spinners the previous night. Hale rescued Warner from a pack of Grims and regroup with Hawthorne and Capelli. Hale then learns from Warner that his family lived in the town and can only sympathetically assured him that his family possibly escaped and made it to the Baton Rouge protection camp. Echo later split up again in reactivating Twin Falls' defense towers to stop the approaching airships in which Hale went with Capelli to one of the towers. Upon reaching the top of the tower, Capelli is pulled down by a Mother Spinner but survived miraculously. Hale killed the Mother Spinner and activated the tower. With the towers activated, Echo Team destroyed a Chimeran subfleet. Thereafter, Echo are then ordered to be at the nearest inhibitor station immediately as they were long overdue for treatment. Hale, upon hearing that Station Genesis in Bryce Canyon is attacked by the Chimeran flagship which breached the Perimeter before the gun towers were activated and where Dr. Malikov is stationed, instead disregarded the order and took a Black Ops squad to extract Malikov.
A Race Against TimeEdit
When Hale and his squad arrived at Bryce Canyon, they face a heavy concentration of Chimeran forces in which Hale and a few soldiers left made it into Station Genesis. After an encounter with The Swarm which killed all of his men, Hale located Malikov along with Daedalus just as the latter has activated the Bryce Canyon hub tower. Malikov explained to Hale that Daedalus is trying to activate all of the Chimeran tower network. After Daedalus departed, Malikov implored Hale to go to Chicago to deactivate the hub tower there as it will foil Daedalus's plans. Malikov also revealed to Hale that Daedalus was once Jordan Adam Shepherd, a human soldier who also participated in Project Abraham and was experimented with the same Pure Chimeran DNA that was injected into Hale. The experiment unprecedentedly transformed him into what he is, as well in obtaining innate knowledge of the Chimera's origins and goals. After defeating The Swarm, Hale and Malikov in tow escape Station Genesis and are extracted by the rest of Echo Team. Hale was then belligerently confronted by Capelli, who threatened Hale for having refused to get an inhibitor treatment, by promising that as soon as Hale succumbs to the virus, he will kill him.
Hale and Echo traveled to Chicago, where they cleared out an air corridor to the tower after overcoming hordes of Chimeran forces, including a Leviathan. Malikov was able to deactivate the Chicago Tower, but only for the tower to be shortly reactivated remotely from Iceland, and realizing the only way to shut down the tower network is to travel to Iceland. The Sentinels and SRPA forces launched an assault on the Holar Tower, where Daedalus was controlling the tower network throughout the world. But the strike force later find it to be a trap that led to many human casualties. However, Hale and Echo Team were able to enter the tower and only to find Daedalus waiting for them. Warner and Hawthorne are killed, and Hale is near-fatally stabbed in the stomach by Daedalus and passed out. He was then rescued by Capelli, taking themselves to escaping Iceland.
For six weeks Hale had been in a coma while being closely monitored by Malikov. During the tenure, Hale's condition was slowly succumbing to the Chimeran virus due to the fact he went long overdue without his inhibitor treatment while at the same time the Chimeran fleet had broken through the Liberty Defense Perimeter and forcing the remaining human survivors to America's last stronghold in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; in which Hale was also brought there.
Operation Black EdenEdit
In June, Malikov had been close to completing a Zeta series of inhibitors, and believed that it would take two weeks for him to inoculate Hale. However, Hale was instead needed for Operation Black Eden in destroying the majority of the Chimeran fleet, which was currently hovering above the Gulf of Mexico around the Chicxulub Crater and channeling arcs of energies from the Chimeran tower network into the crater, by planting and detonating a fission bomb inside the Chimeran flagship. In which without the inhibitors, Hale can survive approximately three hours once awaken before the Chimeran virus fully consumes him. Despite the risks, Major Blake had ordered that Hale join the operation whether or not the Zeta series inhibitors are ready.
On the deadline for Operation Black Eden, Hale finally awoke and learned of the war's dire situation and his current condition. Capelli advised his commanding officer in using whatever time he has left, which Hale accepted to use this time to take part in the mission. He proceeded to search for Blake, who was supposed to deliver the bomb after losing contact. Hale and Capelli were able to recover the fission bomb and after finding Blake, accompanied him and X-Ray Squad to deliver it onto the flagship via a captured Chimeran shuttle. Hale and Cappeli went to the flagship's bridge to direct Blake and X-Ray Squad to deliver the bomb to the ship's reactor core. However, Blake and X-Ray Squad were then killed in an ambush, and the bomb is then taken by the Chimera and brought to Daedalus. Hale made his own way to stop Daedalus from disposing the bomb and subsequently engaged him. After a fierce battle, Hale succeeded in killing Daedalus. But upon touching Daedalus' corpse, an overwhelming surge of energy flowed from Daedalus unto Hale, who inherited all of Daedalus' powers. Within four minutes after activating the bomb, Hale used his new-found powers such as psychokinesis, super-speed and enhanced reflexes to reach Capelli and escape with him in a shuttle. The resulting explosion succeeded in completely destroying the fleet as Hale and Capelli barely escaped the nuclear explosion, but only to have their shuttle malfunction from the explosion's electromagnetic pulse field, forcing them to crash land.
Hale later awakened from the crash, but ultimately succumbed to the Chimeran virus and falling under the influence of the Chimeran hive mind before he was then founded by Capelli while staring into the sky, which revealed that SRPA's operation inadvertently created a wormhole to the Chimera's home world. Hale then turned to face Capelli and quoted the same words that Daedalus had spoken to him during their first encounter: "Can you hear them? They are calling to us. It's beautiful." Hale then ominously stated to Capelli that "this is just the beginning." Contrary to his earlier hostility, Capelli gave his respects to Hale and reluctantly executed him with a gunshot to the head.
Following Hale's death, his body was recovered by SPRA and was then examined by Dr. Malikov, who then discovered unique antigens in Hale’s blood. Malikov used the antigens as the basis for a new vaccine that became the cure for the Chimeran virus, dubbed as the Hale Vaccine. In a way, Hale's legend lives on by saving humanity through the vaccine, inoculating all surviving humans. Malikov would later investigate on Hale's enigmatic words to Capelli that were previously uttered by Daedalus, which would later be discovered as Hale referring to the "Pure Chimera" that were telepathically speaking through him and implying of their imminent arrival to Earth through the wormhole created from Operation Black Eden.
Sometime after humanity was able to recover from the war, a national cemetery would be named after Hale in his honor.
Hale is a very withdrawn person and only speaks when necessary. In Resistance: Fall of Man, he only has a few lines in the whole game and Cartwright remarks that he is kind of quiet, yet this could be due to the fact that being infected by the Crawlers may have taken away some of his social traits. Also the fact that most of the game's cutscenes are told from a third-person narration, meaning that he received very little screen time. He has some kind of strain relationship with his foster father, and before his infection he was known to be a bit cocky. However, he can be extremely loyal.
In Resistance 2 he speaks a lot more as he is given more screen time and he is in a more commanding position, and all of his missions are with Echo team. Hale seems to have a more complex and interesting personality in Resistance: The Gathering Storm.
Hale seems to have a lot of compassion for his fellow soldiers and is unfortunately used to losing them in combat and being the only survivor. He also seems to be burdened by responsibility. Military psychologists have said that Hale has some sort of growing death wish and is preoccupied with death as he always goes on the most high risking missions, though this is also a sign of courage as he always thinks about the mission first. When he was succumbing to the virus, he kept trying to stop Daedalus instead of getting his inhibitor treatment and pushed himself until he sacrificed his life for the Human race without hesitation.
In battle, he is a firm squad leader and knows how to safely lead them through the most dangerous of situations. He is also a great and quick tactician, and it is all of these traits that makes him a perfect soldier. He is very strong and has an exceptionally high fortitude. During Project Abraham he had a near romantic relationship with Cassie Aklin, who was drawn in by his bravery and how he constantly supported the other subjects by keeping their minds away from the experiments. Later the two meet each other again in The Gathering Storm and become lovers for a short time. He seems to care more about her and could only think about seeing her during his missions.
Hale is 6 foot 2' and has a shaved head with five o'clock shadow. He is nearly 29 at the time of Resistance Fall of Man and nearly 31 at the time of Resistance 2. At the beginning of Resistance: Fall of Man, he does not have five o'clock shadow but it grows over time. He has a somewhat pale face and a small scar on his mouth. His eyes are hazel at first but after becoming infected, they turn gold. A good deal of intelligence is seen upon him. He wears a green standard army rangers uniform with a combat knife in his right fore arm grip; which he wears up until after his battle Iceland in Resistance 2. After which he wears a black Sentinel uniform but keeps the combat knife holstered in his right forearm. When the virus has nearly taken over his body, his eyes turn glowing red color and his skin turns pale with some veins sticking out.
Resistance: Fall of ManEdit
- Nathan Hale's name is taken from the real Nathan Hale, who was an American soldier during the American Revolution and was hanged for spying on the British. His famous last words were: "My only regret is that I have only one life to give for my country".
- Nathan is voiced by celebrity voice-actor David Kaye, who also voiced Clank from Ratchet & Clank, another series developed by Insomniac Games.
- In the Naughty Dog game Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, players can play as Nathan Hale from the "PlayStation Heroes" DLC pack, on the heroes team.
- In the Project Abraham viral videos he was played by Travis Willingham, who also plays the voice of a Black Op Soldier in Resistance 2.
- Nathan Hale was the only human protagonist to be killed in Resistance franchise.
- His serial number is 849324LF according to Project Abraham, but in Resistance 2, it is mentioned without the 'LF'.
- In Resistance: Retribution, while playing infected mode, Parker's dialogue changes after the player helps her escape. She mentions Hale, saying that James Grayson greatly reminds her of him.
- Nathan's main weapon of choice in Resistance: Fall of Man is the M5A2 Folsom Carbine, but in Resistance 2 it appears to be the Bullseye.
- Hale is shown carrying a combat knife during the series but never uses it during Fall of Man. In Resistance 2 it is used as a melee attack.
Resistance: Fall of ManEdit
- In the opening cutscene for the London level, Ice and Iron, Hale's voice is noticeably different when he says "I'm outside. Where are you?"
- His multiplayer skin is unlocked when the player reaches the rank of Supreme Commander at level 60 (3 PIPS) in multiplayer.
- In Resistance: Fall of Man he is recognized by a British soldier for being quiet. Even during the Battle of London when a VTOL recon team, Delta Four, were scanning the area upon spotting Hale on the ground they said "Wait I'm seeing someone shaved head, kinda quiet."
- He only has six lines of dialogue in Resistance: Fall of Man (aside from an extra cutscene "Stranger than Fission"), in Grimsby, Cheshire, Somerset, London Outskirts, and Thames.
- In the teaser trailer of Resistance 2, it says that Hale only has "nineteen hours left to live", which is mentioned in the campaign, but he actually survives roughly two days before the virus takes over. In the campaign, when it mentions how long he has to live, it also says that, if he doesn't die, he could end up like Daedalus.
- His multiplayer skins, both normal and converted versions, are unlocked in Online Competitive mode when the player reaches level 19 and level 24, respectively.
- Hale's behavior in Resistance 2 appears to revolve around the belief that he is the only person in the US military who can be expected to actually succeed at a given objective; several times he forsakes treatment on the basis something is happening elsewhere, without ever attempting to see if anyone else is available to deal with it.
- In the Resistance 2 main menu, Nathan Hale is shown as he was before he the Chimeran Virus had any effects on him. Nevertheless, as the player progresses in the Campaign, he becomes gradually more infected. Furthermore, the weapon he wields, the Carbine in the end of the campaign gets replaced by Bullseye which illustrates even further the Chimeran nature of Hale.
Resistance: The Gathering StormEdit
- In The Gathering Storm, Hale's favorite weapon appears to be the Rossmore 236 Combat Shotgun, although he does use the XR-13 Bellock a lot as well.
- In the Project Abraham website, Hale's foster sister was called Susan Hale and was mentioned as Hale's cousin, while in Resistance: The Gathering Storm, her surname is Farley and she is not a blood relative of Hale. This is a continuity error but it is most likely that the book's version is canon.
- At the beginning of The Gathering Storm Hale calls himself "Bravo Six" whilst trying to contact a VTOL, but later and throughout the rest of the book he calls himself Echo Six. This is most likely an error by the author. Also, "Six" in a codename refers to the team's leader; Hale shouldn't had that codename because during the time of The Gathering Storm, Hank Leavitt was Echo Team's leader.
- Within the first minute of the E3 2011 Resistance 3 trailer, while Joseph Capelli walks through a destroyed town, there is a burial cross with the word HALE written on it, putting to rest theories that he is still alive. It also illustrates the importance of Hale in the Chimeran War.
- During the initial development of Resistance 3, the Insomniac team was short on ideas and they even thought about resurrecting Nathan Hale, but ultimately the idea was turned down, and his absence was taken over by Joseph Capelli.
- One of the photos seen in the credits sequence depicts Capelli, Susan and Jack leaving "Nathan Hale Memorial Cemetery".
Resistance: Burning SkiesEdit
- Nathan Hale was only mentioned by Ellie Martinez while she and Tom Riley infiltrate SRPA Station Kali in Ellis Island that Richard Gorrell mistakenly believed that Hale had died in Project Abraham.
- Resistance 2
- ^ Young Ranchers of South Dakota
- ^ SRPA file CP55792A1
- ^ WD894846BL
- ^ a b c d Intel 4, Dossier (Hale, Nathan)
- ^ Resistance: The Gathering Storm
- ^ Intel 2, Memorandum
- ^ CE156622TP
- ^ SRPA Intelligence Memorandum 6
- ^ SRPA Intelligence Memorandum 8
- ^ a b SRPA Intelligence Memorandum 26
- ^ They Are Coming