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On the train, Logan makes it through an onslaught of Archer's men and makes his way to the front of the train. Archer, now desperate, orders his co-pilot to fire missiles at a bridge ahead of the track where Logan was headed. Logan makes it to the front and jumps off the train into a helicopter flown by '''Lian Xing'''; together they fly off to the C-130 crash site, where she drop Logan off. At the site, Archer manages to obtain the'''[[ Syphon Filter]]''' virus discs before Logan and escapes to where his helicopter is located. Logan hunts him down. When Archer tries to escape with the discs while hanging on the edge of his helicopter, Logan shoots him before he climbs into the aircraft, and Archer plummets to the ground, dead. Logan walks to Archer's dead body and retrieves the discs while Lian arrive in their helicopter to pick Logan up, he gets up and says: "So long, Archer!" as he walks away.
 
On the train, Logan makes it through an onslaught of Archer's men and makes his way to the front of the train. Archer, now desperate, orders his co-pilot to fire missiles at a bridge ahead of the track where Logan was headed. Logan makes it to the front and jumps off the train into a helicopter flown by '''Lian Xing'''; together they fly off to the C-130 crash site, where she drop Logan off. At the site, Archer manages to obtain the'''[[ Syphon Filter]]''' virus discs before Logan and escapes to where his helicopter is located. Logan hunts him down. When Archer tries to escape with the discs while hanging on the edge of his helicopter, Logan shoots him before he climbs into the aircraft, and Archer plummets to the ground, dead. Logan walks to Archer's dead body and retrieves the discs while Lian arrive in their helicopter to pick Logan up, he gets up and says: "So long, Archer!" as he walks away.
 
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=='''Description'''==
Archer's records before his association with the Agency remain classified to most official databases, but during his time with the Agency, he carried out assassinations of at least 10 people damaging to the organization. He also served alongside Gabriel Logan in Guatemala. During this time, fanatical concerning his own career, he consistently pushed for higher ranks.
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Archer's pre-Agency activities remain classified to most official databases, but during his time with the Agency, he was an elite assassin who carried out at least 10 contracts on foreign agents or targets who were liabiiities that damaged the organisation. He also served alongside Gabriel Logan in Guatemala. During this time, fanatical concerning his personal career, he consistently pushed for higher ranks.
   
Archer's actions eventually enabled him to be promoted, until he ended up serving as a lieutenant reporting to Dillon Morgan. Archer received the task of directing Agency squadrons in the pursuit of Gabriel Logan and CBDC soldiers in Colorado. His forces succeeded in eliminating most of the survivors of the C-130 plane crash, but his main target, Logan himself, constantly eluded him. Archer displayed irrational attitudes during the assignment by bombarding the Rocky Mountains with munitions from his helicopter and destroying numerous bridges simply to stop Logan. Willing to even sacrifice his own men he considered all Agency forces expendable in the course of the completion of an operation.
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Archer's actions eventually enabled him to be promoted, until he ended up serving as a lieutenant reporting directly to Dillon Morgan. It fell to him to direct Agency squadrons in the pursuit of Gabriel Logan and CBDC soldiers in Colorado. His forces succeeded in eliminating most of the survivors of the C-130 plane crash, but his main target, Logan himself, constantly eluded him. Archer displayed irrational actions during the assignment by bombarding the Rocky Mountains with munitions from his helicopter and destroying numerous bridges simply to stop Logan. Motivated by an attitude that the ends justify the means, he was willing to even sacrifice his own men and considered all Agency forces expendable in the course of the completion of an operation.
   
 
Upon locating the C-130 crash site, Archer sent his elite commandos into the area to recover a box with PharCom information. He obtained the data before Logan could reach it, and retreated to his helicopter. In his attempt to escape unscathed, Logan managed to hit him, causing Archer to fall out and leave the data discs for his rival to seize.
 
Upon locating the C-130 crash site, Archer sent his elite commandos into the area to recover a box with PharCom information. He obtained the data before Logan could reach it, and retreated to his helicopter. In his attempt to escape unscathed, Logan managed to hit him, causing Archer to fall out and leave the data discs for his rival to seize.

Latest revision as of 12:00, November 2, 2018

"Blow it. They're expendable! I don't want Logan getting off this mountain, and we've gotta get to that crash site now! Blow it!"

- Steven Archer

Steven Archer is a minor antagonist in Syphon Filter 2. He reported directly to Dillon Morgan as a lieutenant and assassin, piloting a UH-60 Hawk helicopter.

PlotEdit

Syphon Filter 2Edit

"Logan! Looking for these?!"

- Steven Archer

Archer makes a few appearances in Syphon Filter 2 . He makes one in the Colorado Mountains while Logan scouts the highway, inside a UH-60 Hawk helicopter. Upon orders, he has his co-pilot fires two missiles at Logan; although Gabe jumps off the mountains to the highway unharmed, he loses his current arsenal.

To cut Logan off from reaching the C-130 crash site, Archer meets with a triggerman on the bridge near the highway to set up several bombs on it and to detonate them on his orders. Logan manages to kill the triggerman and disables each bomb charge. While making his way through the highway tunnels, Gabe meets two of his surviving GI's taken hostage; he kills their captors and they make their way through the tunnel. Eventually they reach another bridge where Logan tells them to stay put until he retrieves the data discs. Archer, angered at how Logan was proving to be difficult, has his co-pilot fires two missiles at the group, but Gabe again jumps out of the way; while the fate of the GI's remain unknown, Logan lands on a passing train.

On the train, Logan makes it through an onslaught of Archer's men and makes his way to the front of the train. Archer, now desperate, orders his co-pilot to fire missiles at a bridge ahead of the track where Logan was headed. Logan makes it to the front and jumps off the train into a helicopter flown by Lian Xing; together they fly off to the C-130 crash site, where she drop Logan off. At the site, Archer manages to obtain the Syphon Filter virus discs before Logan and escapes to where his helicopter is located. Logan hunts him down. When Archer tries to escape with the discs while hanging on the edge of his helicopter, Logan shoots him before he climbs into the aircraft, and Archer plummets to the ground, dead. Logan walks to Archer's dead body and retrieves the discs while Lian arrive in their helicopter to pick Logan up, he gets up and says: "So long, Archer!" as he walks away.

DescriptionEdit

Archer's pre-Agency activities remain classified to most official databases, but during his time with the Agency, he was an elite assassin who carried out at least 10 contracts on foreign agents or targets who were liabiiities that damaged the organisation. He also served alongside Gabriel Logan in Guatemala. During this time, fanatical concerning his personal career, he consistently pushed for higher ranks.

Archer's actions eventually enabled him to be promoted, until he ended up serving as a lieutenant reporting directly to Dillon Morgan. It fell to him to direct Agency squadrons in the pursuit of Gabriel Logan and CBDC soldiers in Colorado. His forces succeeded in eliminating most of the survivors of the C-130 plane crash, but his main target, Logan himself, constantly eluded him. Archer displayed irrational actions during the assignment by bombarding the Rocky Mountains with munitions from his helicopter and destroying numerous bridges simply to stop Logan. Motivated by an attitude that the ends justify the means, he was willing to even sacrifice his own men and considered all Agency forces expendable in the course of the completion of an operation.

Upon locating the C-130 crash site, Archer sent his elite commandos into the area to recover a box with PharCom information. He obtained the data before Logan could reach it, and retreated to his helicopter. In his attempt to escape unscathed, Logan managed to hit him, causing Archer to fall out and leave the data discs for his rival to seize.

Personality and characteristics Edit

"Morgan's issuing the orders, but an old friend is commanding the ground troops. Archer."
"I served with him in Guatemala. He was a young brown-noser bucking for promotion."
"Well, looks like he made it."

Cold-blooded and cunning, Archer crosses moral horizons which most people would generally abide by simply in an attempt to kill Gabe. He was irrational with his mission; his actions included bombarding the Rockies with missiles and causing Logan to lose his arsenal and destroying numerous bridges to stop Gabe from advancing. Considering his men 'expendable', he was willing to temporarily lose his own forces as long as the long-term mission was complete.

Even before he joined the Agency, he consistently attempted to push himself for a higher rank.

Strategy Edit

Though not really a boss, he does come at the end of the Crash Site level, and can be hard to kill. All you have to do is shoot him in the head (easier said than done - the sniper rifle is best because you can zoom). He falls from the helicopter and you get the discs. If you kill him with one shot, it'll unlock the Jungle level for multiplayer.

AppearancesEdit

Syphon Filter 2

Trivia Edit

  • In the Syphon Filter 2 title screen, if one looks closely at his character model he will be wearing a traditional Spook commando ski mask. In the game he doesn't wear a mask and has his own unique appearance.
  • In the C-130 crash site mission, when the player first meets Archer, who has obtained the data discs. The player cannot kill him no matter what, even if the player obtains the hidden M-79 grenade launcher behind the data discs location, it still won't damage Archer in any way. Even headshots have no effect, provided the player can get a straight shot as Archer begins running away and disappears.
  • Archer's first name is stated to be "Michael" in his bio in the manual, but he is officially credited as Steven Archer in the game.
  • His quote of 'expending' his men is strikingly similar to that of Ash from Alien: 'Bring back life form, priority one. All other priorities rescinded. Crew expendable.'

Gallery Edit

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 transcriptBase 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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