Lance Corporal J. Brode was a Galactic Federation trooper and a member of the GFMC Task Force Herakles who crash-landed on planet Aether while in pursuit of a Space Pirate vessel. While on the planet, Brode and the rest of his team were assigned to guarding and repairing their ship, the [[G.F.S. Tyr|GFS ‘’Tyr’’”. While stranded, resources soon ran short, and even Brode - whom SPC F. Triplette regarded as “the stingiest grunt I know” - was shocked to find himself running low on ammunition. Ultimately, this left them woefully underequipped when the Marines were attacked by a brutal onslaught of Ing-possessed Dark Splinters. By the time Samus arrived to investigate GFMC Compound in Temple Grounds, all she found were the corpses of Brode and his comrades.
- In the beta version of the game, Brode's name was J. Klatt.
|GFMC Task Force Herakles|
|Officers|| CAPT A.C. Exeter • CDR K. Starling • 1LT W. Smythe • LCDR T. Huxley|
GSGT C. Benet • SGT E. Monz • LCPL R. Vonda • LCPL J. Brode
|Privates|| PFC X. Dominguez • PFC P. Wills • PFC O. Grippe • PFC G. Haley • PFC L. Brouda|
|Specialists||SPC D. Senge • SPC B. Reevs • SPC F. Triplette • SPC M. Angseth|
|Episode of Aether||Klaus Schneider • Miguel Luis Garcia • Lily Thran • Jeff McCloud|