Fanfare - Emblem
General information
Japanese Nameファンファーレ
Romaji NameFanfāre
Affiliation and military information
AffiliationGlobal Cortex
The Controller
CraftAC Intrepid
Real world information
AppearancesArmored Core 3
EncounteredInvestigate Magna Ruins
"I knew they wouldn’t be enough. Rebels like yourself have outlived their uses. Thinking you could destroy The Controller...what a fool idea."
— Fanfare

Fanfare is a Raven appearing in Armored Core 3. His rank is B-2 in the Arena. In the Extra Arena he is partnered with Trafalgar and they hold the title of the fourth ranked team.


Fanfare was one of the two Controller affiliated Ravens who ambushed The Raven within the Magna Ruins. Plotting with Huntress, a Mirage contracted AC, he waited within the ruins for The Raven to face a number of Furyuku MTs before ambushing him/her. Viewing themselves as protectors to the state of life within Layered, the two aggressors fought bravely for their ideals. Despite outnumbering The Raven, the two were defeated.

He ambushes The Raven in the mission Investigate Magna Ruins and, along with Huntress, is defeated by the Raven. Dialogue throughout the mission suggests that Fanfare supported The Controller and viewed opposition as the enemy.


  • Investigate Magna Ruins
    • I knew they wouldn’t be enough. Rebels like yourself have outlived their uses. Thinking you could destroy The Controller...what a fool idea.
    • (When Defeated)Huaaaah!

AC IntrepidEdit

AC Intrepid

AC Intrepid

Intrepid is a heavyweight bipedal AC equipped with an overboost core, extension turn boosters, a large rocket launcher, low trajectory missiles, a spread-shot howitzer and a handheld rocket launcher. The units mobility and energy capacity are also strengthened due to being equipped with OP-INTENSIFY. As a result Intrepid can be deceptively quick with Fanfare's extensions and overboost allowing him quite a bit of speed. Also with the exception of his ground torpedoes, Fanfare is one of the few AC pilots in the arena not dependent on lock on.



In-Game InformationEdit

Perfectly happy to wait out his opponents, Fanfare's AC is built to take whatever they can dish out and then some. He wins matches by never panicking and waiting until the other pilot slips up before moving in for the kill. The tactic serves him well.


Fanfare will take a huge amount of damage without flinching while patiently firing bone breaking rockets at you. His ability to stay in the air for extended periods of time is almost uncanny for such a heavy AC. He almost constantly raising and lowering his altitude making him a slightly harder target than your average heavy AC. Due to his use of rockets, which he is rather talented with, he is not dependent on lock on, though he will fire of ground torpedoes frequently. Out damaging him during these spells of rocket use will lead you to victory. It is advised that you use an AC capable of dodging his attacks as they are too powerful to simply stand there and take. Or if you insist on taking a beating, take the linear cannon and go to the parking lot, put your back to the wall and watch him. He'll make himself a very easy target as he attempts to flank you.



The name Fanfare refers to a short musical flourish that is typically played by trumpets or other brass instruments, often accompanied by percussion.