Fireteam Zulu

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Fireteam Zulu
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UNSC Marine Corps[1][2]




Battle of Installation 04[1][2]


"They gave it their best shot, but they didn't count on running into the biggest squad of Marine bad-asses in the Corps!"
— Unnamed Marine

Fireteam Zulu was a United Nations Space Command Marine Fireteam unit stationed aboard the UNSC Pillar of Autumn that actively participated in the Battle of Installation 04 and operated out of Alpha Base. They encountered Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 during the Assault on the Control Room, when he stepped out onto a bridge spanning a large valley.[1][2]




During their time on Installation 04, Fireteam Zulu had access to several weapons, including multiple MA5B assault rifles, an M41 rocket launcher, and an SRS99C-S2 sniper rifle.[1][2]


Battle of Installation 04[edit]

Main article: Battle of Installation 04

During the Battle of Installation 04, Fireteam Zulu was one of the units that operated out of Alpha Base.[2]

Assault on the Control Room[edit]

During the Assault on the Control Room, Fireteam Zulu was caught in a Covenant attack. The Pelican that transported Fireteam Zulu was attacked by Covenant Banshees on its descent to drop off the Fire Team. When they called for help John-117 with the Artificial intelligence Cortana was in the area and told them to hold their postition.[1][2] After deploying the troops, along with a Warthog, the drop ship flew out of view into the next valley where it was later found crashed into the valley wall.[1][2]

John-117, upon meeting up with the Fireteam, helped destroy a Ghost, a couple of Shade turrets, and with a Marine manning the Warthog's turret, destroyed a nearby Wraith guarding the valley.[1][2]

A Scorpion tank was present near the dropship's apparent crash site in the next valley.[1]

Fireteam Zulu then assisted John-117 as he fought his way through the valleys. When John-117 had to ascend the final main valley in order to cross a pair of bridges overlooking the valley, they did not follow because evac had become available.[1]


  • In Halo: Combat Evolved, the voice of Sergeant Avery Johnson issues from the Pelican, calling for assistance. This is not possible because he was in the swamp near the Flood containment facility with Captain Keyes at the time. Most likely, the voice heard in-game belongs to the voice actor of Johnson, but was intended to represent the voice of another character. Alternatively, Bungie only created two sergeant models, so they had no choice but to place Johnson into the level.
  • When the Pelican first landed, there were already Marines deployed in the area, along with an extra Warthog. The Marines that were already there do not seem to react to friendly forces or enemies and will just stand there. If the player manages to get down to their location (using a glitch or with mods) and shoot them, the other Marines that came out of the Pelican will turn on the player. The Marines that descend from the Pelican are normal and will move and react to friends and enemies.
  • Some of the Marines did not leave the Pelican that descended, and bailed out after the Pelican was supposedly shot down. These Marines are presumably the ones later encountered in the second valley, seen fending off an approaching wave of Covenant approaching their position and Scorpion tank near the alleged dropship crash site.
  • The crashed Pelican's number reads "E419". This is just a generic marker of most dropships in Halo: Combat Evolved.


Halo: Combat Evolved[edit]

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary[edit]

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Halo: Combat Evolved, campaign level, Assault on the Control Room
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Halo: The Flood, Chapter 7