Foundation to Inhibit State Treason (F.I.S.T.) is a survivalist militia organization that appears in Syphon Filter 3. Its founder and leader is Earl Oakton. The organization distrusts the U.S. federal government and its members are not above shooting a federal agent on sight, even if the federal agent in question is not fighting them, displaying a degree of paranoia of the government. F.I.S.T. is based in the mountains of Paradise, Montana, where their compound is located. Earl Oakton and the organization seem to have gathered enough resources to build a relatively large compound with bunkers underneath it, obtain weapons such as the M-16 and shotgun, maintain their survivalist way of life and even use modern technology such as computers to store their data. The compound's bunker features several American flags, which shows the organization's loyalty to the U.S. as a country.

F.I.S.T. appears in Teresa Lipan's flashback during her time as an ATF agent in the early or mid 1990s. In this time, a satellite of the Department of Defense, containing top-secret data, crash-landed in the mountains of Paradise, Montana, not far from the organization's compound. Earl Oakton managed to recover the satellite data which Floyd, a militia member, hid in a deer head in the compound. A group of corrupt National Security Agency personnel headed by Commander Silvers, masquerading as Federal Bureau of Investigation members, sought to recover the data for their own means, which brought the militia and the NSA into direct conflict with each other. The engagement also attracted the attention of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which sought to investigate the militia organization based on the findings of the "FBI", with Teresa Lipan being tasked to scout and recon the area since she used to spend her summers in the Paradise mountains with her grandparents and thus knows the area well. However, during her mission, some militia members managed to capture ATF agent DeMarco and intended to use him to lure other ATF agents in an attempt to ambush and eliminate them. Teresa foiled their plans by eliminating these militia and rescuing DeMarco.

Initially, Teresa assisted the "FBI" agents to eliminate the hostile militia, but she eventually learned of their true identity and motives after witnessing them callously executing the militia leader Earl Oakton. In light of this, Teresa decided to rescue Earl Oakton's family and help the militia fight against the NSA with the help of Gabriel Logan, a spy within the NSA whose mission was to also get the satellite data and track Commander Silver's movements. The militia at this point were still hostile to Teresa but when she infiltrated the compound and rescued several militia members (including Floyd, Uriah and Peter) from the NSA, the locals eventually trusted her to lead her to the bunkers where Earl Oakton's family were. They also revealed the location of the hidden satellite data to Teresa and asked her to get it out of there since it had caused so much trouble to their group. During this time, many militia members were taken hostage, wounded or even outright killed ruthlessly by the NSA. Some militia members also captured ATF Special Agent Kelly but spared him. Teresa eventually managed to rescue Earl Oakton's pregnant wife and son, and get them out of the bunkers safely. Before getting out of there, Dusty Oakton (Earl Oakton's son) backed up some of the organization's data files and then destroyed the computers to prevent F.I.S.T.'s data files from falling into the hands of the NSA agents. After rescuing the Oaktons, Teresa gave the satellite data to Gabriel Logan. It is unknown what becomes of the militia organization after the NSA incident.

The militia group's attire generally consists of a grey sweater emblazoned with the group's symbol (which consists of a black clenched fist in a white and red background) on its back as well as on the sweater's front left pocket, black trousers, black boots and black cap. Some of the members also have black markings on their faces or wear a black ski mask. Many members had Southern accents.


  • Earl Oakton (founder and leader, executed by NSA agents)
  • Debbie Oakton (wife of Earl Oakton)
  • Dusty Oakton (son of Earl Oakton)
  • Floyd (hid the satellite data in the compound, taken hostage by the NSA, rescued by Teresa)
  • Randy (executed by the NSA agent posing as FBI)
  • Billy (executed by the NSA agent posing as FBI)
  • George (assists Teresa fight against the NSA)
  • Jeb (assists Teresa fight against the NSA)
  • Uriah (Peter's brother, taken hostage by the NSA, rescued by Teresa)
  • Peter (Uriah's brother, taken hostage by the NSA, rescued by Teresa)


  • Paradise Ridge
  • Militia Compound
  • Underground Bunker


  • The survivalist militia may be based on the real life Militia of Montana, a far-right paramilitary organization that distrusted the government, especially federal agents.
  • Teresa Lipan's series of flashbacks, set in early-1990s Western Montana, strongly reference the real-life sieges of Ruby Ridge, Idaho (1992) and Waco, Texas (1993).
    • These real-life events helped contribute to the rise of the militia movement and organizations across the United States.
  • The Gadsden flag appears in one of the rooms of the bunkers. The Gadsden flag is usually associated with libertarianism, which seems to be one of F.I.S.T.'s key ideologies. The flag is also associated with the Tea Party movement, a right-wing political movement in the United States.
Main Characters Anton Girdeux  · Edward Benton  · Erich Rhoemer  · Gabriel Logan  · Jonathan Phagan  · Lian Xing  · Mara Aramov  · Thomas Markinson
Minor Characters Alec Kabanov  · Ellis  · Jenkins  · Jorge Marcos  · Pavel Kravitch  · Richard Erikson  · Vince Hadden  · Vladislav Gabrek
Enemies Georgia Street Terrorists  · Flaming Enemy  · Girdeux's Terrorists  · Pharcom Bodyguards
Organizations Black Baton  · CBDC  · Pharcom  · The Agency
Missions Georgia Street  · Destroyed Subway  · Main Subway Line  · Washington Park  · Freedom Memorial  · Expo Center Reception  · Expo Center Dinorama  · Rhoemer's Base  · Base Bunker  · Base Tower  · Base Escape  · Rhoemer's Stronghold  · Stronghold Lower Level  · Stronghold Catacombs  · Pharcom Warehouses  · Pharcom Elite Guards  · Warehouse 76  · Silo Access Tunnels  · Tunnel Blackout  · Missile Silo
Weaponry 9mm  · .45  · Air Taser  · BIZ-2  · C4 Explosive  · Combat shotgun · G-18  · Gas Grenade Grenade  · HK-5  · K3G4 Assault Rifle  · M-16  · M-79  · Nightvision rifle  · PK-102  · Shotgun  · Sniper Rifle
Gadgets Card Key  · Flak Jacket  · Flashlight  · Viral Antigen  · Viral Scanner
Vehicles UH-60 Blackhawk
Conflicts Washington D.C. Attack  · First Investigation of PHARCOM  · Destruction of Rhoemer's Base  · Sabotage of Rhoemer's Cathedral  · Kazakhstan Missile Incident
Transcipts Georgia Street  · Destroyed Subway  · Main Subway Line  · Washington Park  · Freedom Memorial  · Expo Center Reception  · Expo Center Dinorama  · Rhoemer's Base  · Base Bunker  · Base Tower  · Base Escape  · Rhoemer's Stronghold  · Stronghold Lower Level  · Stronghold Catacombs  · Pharcom Warehouses  · Pharcom Elite Guards  · Warehouse 76  · Silo Access Tunnels  · Tunnel Blackout  · Missile Silo
Main Characters Dillon Morgan  · Elsa Weissinger  · Gabriel Logan  · Jason Chance  · Lawrence Mujari  · Lian Xing  · Lyle Stevens  · Mara Aramov  · Steven Archer  · Teresa Lipan  · Thomas Holman  · Thomas Markinson  · Uri Gregorov
Minor Characters Carter  · Colorado Bridge Bombing Commander  · Davies  · Derek Falkan  · Dobson  · Eschelman  · Ferguson  · Gershon  · Imposter Gregorov  · John Ramirez  · Jonathan Phagan  · Kowalski  · Mr. Cochran  · Shi-Hao  · Thompson  · Unnamed Airman  · Unnamed Doctor  · Vince Hadden  · Vladimir Nedobryi
Missions Colorado Mountains  · McKenzie Airbase Interior  · Colorado Interstate 70  · I-70 Mountain Bridge  · McKenzie Airbase Exterior  · Colorado Train Ride  · Colorado Train Race  · C-130 Wreck Site  · Pharcom Expo Center  · Morgan  · Moscow Club 32  · Moscow Streets  · Volkov Park  · Gregorov  · Aljir Prison Break-In  · Aljir Prison Escape  · Agency Bio-Lab  · Agency Bio-Lab Escape  · New York Slums  · New York Sewer  · Finale
Locations Club 32  · McKenzie Airbase  · Rocky Mountains, Colorado
Terrorists Spooks  · Unit one
Multiplayer Abandoned Bank  · Catacombs  · Kazakhstan Warehouses  · New York Garage  · New York Slums  · Park Hedge Maze  · Park Jungle Gym  · Pharcom Expo Center (multiplayer)  · Rooftops (multiplayer)  · Small Village (multiplayer)
Weaponry .45  · 9mm  · 12 Gauge  · Air Taser  · BIZ-2  · C-4 Explosive  · Combat Knife  · Crossbow  · G-18  · H11  · Hand Taser  · HK-5  · Incendiary Grenade  · K3G4 Assault Rifle  · M-16  · M-79  · Nerve Gas Grenade  · Nightvision rifle  · PK-102  · Sniper Rifle  · Tear Gas Launcher  · The Flame-Thrower  · UAS-12  ·
Gadgets Binoculars  · Camera Scrambler  · Cellular Modem  · Flak Jacket  · Flashlight  · Nightvision Goggles  · Transponder Locator
Vehicles C-130 Hercules  · F-22 Raptor
Conflicts Raid on the C-130 Wreckage  · Escape from Mackenzie Air Force Base  · Second Investigation of PHARCOM  · Meeting with Uri Gregorav imposter  · Rescue of Uri Gregorav  · Search for Syphon Filter antidote  · Escape from New York City
Main Characters Gabriel Logan  · Lian Xing
Minor Characters Ellis  · Nigel Cummings  · Silvers
Missions Hotel Fukushima  · Costa Rican Plantation  · C5 Galaxy Transport  · Pugari Gold Mine  · Pugari Complex  · Kabul Afghanistan  · S.S. Lorelei  · Aztec Ruins  · Waterfront  · Docks Final Assault  · Convoy  · The Beast  · Australian Outback  · St. George Australia  · Paradise Ridge  · Militia Compound  · Underground Bunker  · Senate Building  · DC Subway
Weaponry .45  · 9mm  · Air Taser  · AU300 Heavy Barrel  · BIZ-2  · Combat Knife  · Crossbow  · Falcon  · G-18  · H11  · HK-5  · K3G4  · M-16  · M-79  · MARS  · Nightvision rifle  · PK-102  · Shotgun  · Spyder  · Tear Gas Launcher  · UAS-12
Multiplayer maps Afghanistan  · Computer center  · Izmalavio Park  · McKenzie Air Force Base  · Paradise Ridge  · Rhoemer's Stronghold  · S.S. Lorelei  · Training Simulator  ·
Multiplayer characters Agency operative  · Anton Girdeux  · Bag Lady  · CBDC operative  · Corpse  · Elsa Weissinger  · Erich Rhoemer  · Evil scientist  · Gabe Logan  · John Ramirez  · Jonathan Phagan  · Jorge Marcos  · Lawrence Mujari  · Lian Xing  · Mara Aramov  · Military Police  · Monk  · Ninja Gabe  · Russian Bodyguard  · Spook  · SWAT Officer  · Teresa Lipan  · Terrorist  · Unit One  · Uri Gregorov  · Virtual test subject  · Vladislav Gabrek
Minigame types Assassination  · Biathlon  · Demolition  · Elimination  · Thief
Minigame maps China Exhibit  · Colorado Bridge  · D.C. Subway  · Military Base  · New York Slums  · Phagan's Warehouse  · Rhoemer's Fortress  · Washington Park  · Whispering Woods Mortuary
Conflicts Assassination of Shi Hao  · Costa Rican Incident  · Investigation of Pugari Complex  · Soviet-Afghan War  · First Destruction of the SS Lorelei  · Investigation of Erich Rhoemer  · Abduction of Elsa Weissenger  · Assassination of Commander Silvers  · Paradise Ridge Incident  · Attempted Apprehension of Mara Aramov
Main Characters Gabriel Logan  · Lawrence Mujari  · Lian Xing  · Mara Aramov  · Teresa Lipan
Minor Characters Alima Haddad  · Andre Proust  · Elsa Weissinger  · Gary Stoneman  · Gina Hunter  · Imani Gray  ·Jean Fournier  · Maggie Powers  · Mikhail Pulikovsky  · Mikhas Ivankhov  · Oleg Petrenko  · Rodion Ushakov  · Soren Masson  · Vladik Savin  · Vladimir Zhidkov  · William Crusher  · Yegor Leonov  · Yuschenko
Missions IPCA European Command: Training Centre  · Carthage, Michigan: Quarantine Zone  · Carthage, Michigan: Warehouse District  · Carthage, Michigan: Carthage Mall  · Pescara, Italy: St Cetteo's Square  · Mazyr, Belarus: Krivorozhstal Mill  · Mazyr, Belarus: Belaya Vezha  · Tash, Kumyr, Kyrgysztan: Saydahmat's Village  · Sana'a, Yemen: Arms Bazaar  · Sana'a, Yemen: Taherir Palace  · Minsk, Belarus: International University  · Samaschki, Chechnya: Ivankov's Home  · North Atlantic: Lorelei Salvage Rig  · Tokyo, Japan: Murukawa Tower  · Taguang, Myanmar: Irawaddy Basin  · Zurich, Switzerland: Niculescu Funds Tower  · Budva, Montenegro: Niculescu's Villa Estate  · Kiev, Ukraine: Chechen Terrorist Base
Organizations IPCA
Weaponry Beta Weapons  · C11  · China Type 56  · Combat shotgun  · FAL  · FAMAS  · G 33E  · GAWS 12 gauge  · K-BAR  · M1 Super 90  · Riot shotgun  · Shot Defender  · ShotHammer  · Silenced . 44  · Slug Defender  · SlugHammer  · SPA-12 shotgun  · SPA-15 shotgun  · Stava M70 B1  · SSG 550  · Sweeper 12 gauge
Conflicts ALA Assault on Carthage  · Assassination of Dimitri  · Sabotage of CDP Operations  · Transaction on Kyrgysztan  · Assault on Yemen  · Raid on Jandran's Labs  · Investigation of Chechen Genocide  · Second Destruction of the SS Lorelei  · Assault on Murukawa Industries  · Recovery of Imani Grey  · Raid on Meta Global Headquarters  · Raid on Niculescu's Estate  · Showdown with the CDP  · Assassination of Mara Aramov and Elsa Weissenger
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