"Locked and loaded!" Ray Poward was a Hard Corp soldier.
|Appearances|| Contra: Hard Corps (1994)|
Contra: Legacy of War (1996)
C: The Contra Adventure (1998)
Born and raised among the filth and pestilence of the city's slum, Ray at one time was the leader of a bunch of rowdy delinquent youths. recruited by the Hard Corps for his unsurpassed combat skills and superb instincts, his cool exterior hides a burning lust for battle. Ray is a central figure in the Hard Corps.
He was one of the Hard Corps operatives, alongside Sheena Etranzi, Brad Fang, and Browny, under the orders of Commander Doyle are sent to stop the nefarious plans of Colonel Bahamut - a war hero, from using the Red Falcon's DNA to build a new weapon. The plans of Bahamut was finally stopped. Later, Poward, with the help of the mercenary Tasha, the robot CD-288, and the alien Bubba was sent for another mission - to stop Colonel Bassad who have bought off a stolen alien embryo (presumably the Red Falcon's) to create a new breed of aliens. Additionally he has allied with an unknown alien to help him rule the world. Bassad was stopped in the end. A meteorite containing a alien crashed into South America and entered an Mayan temple. The aliens are loose staging an invasion. Tasha was sent to infiltrate the occupied temple, but becomes missing. Poward, who has retired, goes back to action to find Tasha and stop the aliens. He succeeds in the end.