Black Hand
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Killzone: Shadow Fall
Established 2381
Leader Vladko Tyran
Planet Vekta
Status Active
Purpose Terrorism

The Black Hand was a Helghast terrorist organization active within Vekta City as of 2381. They were led by Vladko Tyran.


The Black Hand are a Helghast sub-faction consisting of radicals, fanatics, and former military troops who greatly despise the Vektans for destroying Helghan in the Terracide and causing untold amounts of death and destruction. They are also at odds with the New Helghan Government due to them seeking peace with their former foes rather than taking revenge on the Vektans. 

As a terrorist organization, they possess older, lower-tech equipment. An example being that during one of their attacks, some of their members were shown equipped with infiltration projectors, which allowed them to disguise themselves as a VSA Security Trooper (However these projectors were older models, thus for them to properly work, it was required to have several of these projectors strapped across their body in order for them to achieve efficiency). Also, most of their weapons are old surplus from the Second Extrasolar War.

The organization has a large amount of influence in the slums of New Helghan, as stated when two security officers discuss the group in audio logs. The Black Hand are secretly aided by rogue elements in the New Helghan government and being in league with Jorhan Stahl.

In 29 June 2390, the Black Hand conducted a brazen attack on Vekta City, bombing VSA Headquarters and weaponizing hijacked trains as makeshift missiles in a bid to bomb the central hub, which are repelled by the VSA. The Black Hand's terrorism consequently caused all Helghast citizens and half breeds residing on the Vektan side to be deported to New Helghan.

After the death of Vladko Tyran at the hands of Echo, the Black Hand suffered infighting amongst its members. However, the Black Hand remains a threat and has increased their terrorist attacks. The VSA believed the Black Hand and their sudden rise in their attacks are being supported by the New Helghan military.[1]

Doctrine Edit

The members of the Black Hand want to start a new war between Vektans and Helghast. They are the most extreme portion of Helghast society, and represent the full hatred that many of their compatriots have for Humans. They will do anything to start a new war, even killing Helghast civilians. They don't care about morales, they only care about vengeance and bloodshed. Its members seem to dislike Hera Visari for her attempts to bring peace between the two nations. Many members of the Black Hand joined the group because they think that the Vektans are responsible for all of their suffering, having killed more than one billion Helghasts during the Terracide and destroying their home planet, forcing them to live in terrible conditions. People like Kris Howl or Vladko Tyran saw horrible suffering from their people because of the Terracide, and had their lives destroyed because of it. It is mostly why these two created the organization.


Name Affiliation Origin Era Notes
Black Hand Operative Black Hand Vekta Vektan Cold War The Operative is the most numerous among the Black Hand. They are typically armed with the StA409 Keyzer and commit terrorist bombings, take hostages, and random attacks against civilians.
Black Hand Heavy Black Hand Vekta Vektan Cold War The Heavy is seen less often than the operative, they are deployed alongside the operative and more armored, hence the name.

Known Members Edit

Known Attacks Edit

  • Attack on VSA Headquarters and bombing of Vekta City's Eden District. (June 29, 2390)[2]
  • Attack on Templar Park, leaving 89 people dead and more than a thousand people injured.[1]
  • Bombing of a crowded New Helghan market place, killing 6 Helghast civilians.[3]



  • The Black Hand is named after the real life, historical Serbian organization of the same name, which sought for Serbian independence from Austria-Hungary and were responsible for the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, precipitating the outbreak of World War I.
  • The Black Hand Operative are the insurgent class for the Helghast in Killzone: Shadowfall's multiplayer.


  1. 1.0 1.1 89 killed in latest terror attack
  2. Vekta: Day of Death!
  3. Black Hand Strike

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