- "What in the name of General Patton is that f***ing thing?"
- —Major Strickland
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During this level, the KPA forces are pulling off the island. It is apparent by the abandoned KPA AAAs that they are already retreating. A radio in the level indicates that satellite images of the Ice Sphere are being seen by people around the world, although they believe it is a bizarre weather formation. Admiral Morrison is also mentioned; playing down the significance of the Ice Sphere and is still focusing on pushing the KPA forces off the island. However, this radio broadcast is probably slightly old as it seems the KPA are already retreating, as are the US forces. This is the first level where the Hunter attacks. It still has its shielding active, which prevents any harm on it. This level is presumably the first time Helena meets Prophet. Most of the US forces are unable to reach the VTOLs and while extracting the final soldiers, Major Strickland himself stays behind to distract the attacking Hunter as Nomad's VTOL prepares to take off. The Hunter slams into Strickland's LTV, killing him and causing Nomad to cry out in horror before the VTOL flies away.