Captain A. Exeter
Captain A. Exeter was the commanding officer of the Bravo squad of GFMC Task Force Herakles that engaged the Ing when the G.F.S. Tyr made an emergency landing on Aether. Captain Exeter recorded a final report detailing the events leading to the death of the crew, including their engagement with a Space Pirate frigate, their struggle to repair their vessel, and their encounters with the Ing, just before his own demise following an attack by possessed Splinters. Samus Aran recovers this message from a terminal in the GFMC Compound shortly after arriving on Aether.
His seat aboard the G.F.S. Tyr was in the cockpit directly behind the ship's pilot, Commander K. Sterling.
- "Datecycle 07.014.2 (Cosmos) Final report, GFMC Task Force Herakles. Exeter, A.C. commanding. While on patrol in the Dasha system, we engaged an unknown Space Pirate frigate. The enemy frigate was crippled, and it crashed on the planet Aether. We followed the Pirates, but our ship was damaged by a storm as we entered Aether's atmosphere. Heavy magnetic activity during the storm disabled our comm systems. Upon landing, we split into two units: one to set up an Ops base, the other to repair the ship. Each unit was doing fine, no problems... ...until they appeared." —Captain A. Exeter (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
- "I'm beginning to think it was a real bad idea going down there. Reevs is right, that hive is just one of many. It's stupid to stir a hornet's nest, especially if you plan on sleeping under it." — Logbook "CAPT A. Exeter" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)