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FJ/PARA-class Mjolnir

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FJ/PARA-class Mjolnir from Halo: Reach armor permutation in Halo: The Master Chief Collection menu.
A Spartan clad in Mark V[B], employing the FJ/PARA shoulders and knees.
Production overview





Airborne infantry lightweight protection


The FJ/PARA is a variant of the MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor.


Compatible with the Mark V, the FJ/PARA shoulder pauldrons and knee guards were designed specifically for airborne units, with the purpose of maximum protection with minimum weight.[1] In 2552, Kat-B320 of NOBLE Team wore the FJ/PARA shoulder pauldrons. Four other members of NOBLE Team wore the FJ/PARA knee guards: Carter-A259, Jun-A266, Emile-A239, and Thom-A293.[2][3] After the Human-Covenant War, the knee guards of NOBLE-, VIGILANT-, and Wrath-classes Mjolnir featured physical architecture similar to FJ/PARA knee guards due to the armors being recreations of custom armors which belonged to the Spartan-IIIs from NOBLE Team. Similarly, the shoulder pauldrons of INTRUDER-class Mjolnir also resembled the FJ/PARA shoulder pauldrons of Kat-B320's armor.[4]

In-game information[edit]

Halo: Reach[edit]

The FJ/PARA armor types are unlockable in the game's purchase system via the use of cR. In Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the FJ/PARA armor types are attainable in the Season 1: Noble progression system. The knee guards are unique as the only set of knee guards that are colored according to the player's secondary armor color.

Armor Description Unlock requirements (Halo: Reach) Unlock requirements (Halo: MCC)
HR FJPara LShoulder Icon.pngHR FJPara RShoulder Icon.png
FJ/PARA shoulders
Designed specifically for airborne units; maximum protection, minimum weight. Halo: Reach rank icon Recruit, 250 cR Season 1, Tier 11 (Season point 1)
HR FJPara Knee Icon.png
FJ/PARA knee guards
Halo: Reach rank icon Recruit, 10,000 cR Season 1, Tier 33 (Season point 1)

Production notes[edit]

  • "FJ" is an abbreviation of Fallschirmjäger, the German word for "paratrooper".
  • In the Halo: Reach Multiplayer Beta, the final model for the FJ/PARA shoulder pauldron was designated as the Mark V[B]. The FJ/PARA shoulders from the Beta then became the UA/Multi-threat shoulder pauldrons in the final game.
  • It is possible that the FJ/PARA knee guards were intended to be the default in-game knee guards instead of a variant. Prior to the game's finalization, what would become the FJ/PARA knee guards were present on SPARTAN-B312, representing the character wearing basic armor prior to the player's customization. Even after being given fully default armor, most videos and images showed the SPARTAN wearing FJ/PARA kneeguards with otherwise fully default armor; the Xbox Avatar of Noble Six also still has FJ/PARA knee guards.
  • Kat-B320's FJ/PARA shoulder pauldron pictured in a cover art image for Game Informer magazine started a recurring joke among the fan community as the shoulder can be seen resembling a face. This "character" was jokingly dubbed "Oonsk" as a humorous pronunciation of the "UNSC" labeled to the shoulder.[5] The character was later acknowledged by Bungie in their weekly updates,[6] and was included in a painting created by Frank O'Connor.[7] The painting was later auctioned off by IGN as a part of a charity event.[8]


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