The Elite Guard consists of three female characters who are all somewhat similar to Cate Archer herself: good-looking, but extremely lethal operatives. They are featured in many cutscenes, where they appear to be extremely bored. They are encountered by the player in Scene 2 of A Very Large Explosion. They use high-powered weapons (Geldmacher SVD/AK-47) and even phosphorus bullets. They also have a lot of armor and hit points, making them hard to kill, while they have no difficulty in killing you. A quick trigger finger is needed for taking out the three of them, especially at higher levels.