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Bernard and Felix Foundation
General information
ClassificationCorporation
Current statusOperational
Affiliation and corporate information
SpecialtyLong Range Weaponry, Targeting Electronics
ProductsNEXTs
Long Range Weapons
FCS
Stabilizers
Notable employeesEugene
Francisca
Iakchos
Lilium Wolcott
Mary Shelley
Unseel
Wong Shao Lung
ConflictsNational Dismantlement War
Lynx War
Real world information
UniverseAC4 Universe
First appearedArmored Core 4
Appears inArmored Core 4
Armored Core: For Answer

The Bernard and Felix Foundation is a European company that is known for their precise weaponry. They play a significant role in the events of Armored Core 4 and Armored Core: For Answer.

HistoryEdit

Bernard and Felix Foundation held an incredible amount of power in Europe leading up to the National Dismantlement War. They involved themselves in the war, quickly becoming one of the most prominent companies. Throughout their early history, and all the way up to the Lynx War, they had a deeply adversarial relationship with Global Armaments (GA).

Although BFF is best known for their precise long-range weapons and targeting electronics, they have also cornered the market as a naval manufacturer. They have been responsible for designing most warships and tankers aside from Omer's submarine class. This is most clearly represented by the 8th Fleet and their powerful BFF Battleships.

Despite not being a primary innovator in the field of Kojima technology, BFF is responsible for several major Kojima-related designs such as the Sphere Facilities, and a unique, specialized Normal capable of withstanding Kojima radiation intense enough to destroy a NEXT.

Armored Core 4Edit

During the events of Armored Core 4, BFF skirmished with GA and its allies multiple times. The Raven was one of the LYNX that both GA and BFF employed in fighting one another. This is most notable when The Raven was ordered to defend a BFF tanker against Omer-based submarines in the Antarctic Ocean.

In the early phases of the Lynx War (Chapter 4 of AC4), BFF and GA engaged in full warfare against one another, with GA ultimately coming out victorious. This is primarily due to the fact that The Raven was contracted to take out BFF's mobile sea-based HQ, Queens Lance. This attack cost them their top leadership, however their larger infrastructure remained intact. The company was able to restore operations with the support of GA, who also emerged as one of the victors from the later phases of the LYNX War.

Armored Core: For AnswerEdit

Through nationalistic centripetal force they were able to regain their once lost assets and become the second largest company in the European region by the time of Armored Core: For Answer. During the Economic War Phase (Chapters 1-3) of For Answer, BFF's new leadership sided with GA, who was unable to dominate within the League, and has since begun to operate independently. By this, BFF's weaponry has been shown to be much more fragile than it was during the Lynx War, and newer designs lack the quality the company was once known for. This collapse in quality is illustrated most clearly by their only Arms Fort, the Spirit of Motherwill, which despite (or perhaps because of) its heavy armaments, is structurally flawed, causing massive internal fires to occur when its outer gun turrets and missile centers are destroyed.

Lynx Employed (Lynx, NEXT)Edit

Lynx Name Next NameRankOriginalCurrent StatusAppearances
EugeneHelix II20YesKIA, killed by Anatolia's Mercenary in Silent AvalancheAC4
FranciscaHelix I19YesKIA, killed by Anatolia's Mercenary in Silent AvalancheAC4
IakchosAnima34NoAliveAC4
Lilium WolcottLilium Wolcott2NoKIA, killed by the Raven in Defend Anti-Satellite Cannons (ORCA Path)/ Occupation of Arteria Carpals (Destruction Path)AC:FA
Mary ShelleyPrometheus5YesKIA, killed by Anatolia's Mercenary in EmpressAC4
UnseelRed Cap15YesKIA, killed by Anatolia's Mercenary in Marche Au SuppliceAC4
Wong Shao LungStrix Quadruped8YesAliveAC4

PartsEdit

Introduced in Armored Core 4Edit

HeadEdit

Part ID PriceWeightEN CostUnlockedNotes
047AN02 235,000C4601050ShopMiddle-weight product offering well-balanced defense.

CoreEdit

Part ID PriceWeightEN CostUnlockedNotes
047AN01 545,000C30702470ShopMiddleweight part with a focus on defense.

ArmsEdit

Part ID PriceWeightEN CostUnlockedNotes
047AN03 395,000C29802330ShopA part with very high firing precision for sniping.

LegsEdit

Part ID PriceLeg TypeWeightEN CostUnlockedNotes
047AN04 395,000CBiped53105220ShopBiped legs with firing stability for sniping.
049AN04 445,000CQuadruped62807190ShopQuad legs for heavy snipers, for turning and stability.

FCSEdit

Part ID PriceWeightEN CostUnlockedNotes
047AN05 58,000C40498ShopLong-range combat part for lock-on radius and sighting.

Arm WeaponsEdit

Part ID PriceWeapon TypeWeightEN CostUnlockedNotes
047ANNR 75,000CRifle685145ShopA no-frills standard rifle, built for maximum firing range.
047ANSR 120,000CSniper Rifle129698ShopExtreme long-distance weapon favoring range over control.
050ANSR 1,000,000CSniper Rifle1588116Empress (Normal Mode)A new sniper rifle, upgraded to perfection.
051ANNR 425,000CRifle1080226ShopA highly accurate new rifle, redesigned from the ground up.

Back WeaponEdit

Part ID PriceWeapon TypeWeightEN CostUnlockedNotes
047ANR 100,000CRadar716479ShopRadar for long-range combat, with broader sighting range.
050ANR 200,000CRadar911621ShopA remodeled long-range radar with higher overall specs.
049ANSC 250,000CSniper Cannon2558122ShopA standard sniper cannon with power and long range.
050ANSC 1,050,000CSniper Cannon2716118Finish SDBFF RANK-A Data PackA modified sniper cannon with boosted size and strength.

Shoulder WeaponEdit

Part ID PriceWeapon TypeWeightEN CostUnlockedNotes
048ANEM 400,000CECM Maker447665ShopAn improved static ECM emitter with better radar jamming.
051ANAM 275,000CFlare642416ShopNewer flares with more reliable missile misdirection.
051ANEM 950,000CECM Maker845711Marche Au Supplice (Normal Mode)Plants a static ECM emitter into the ground.

Introduced in Armored Core: For AnswerEdit

Arms FortsEdit

GalleryEdit

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