The Helghast Bodyguard is comprised of the most loyal and dedicated men in the Helghast army. The Helghast Bodyguard will defend only the most important positions and senior officers, they are even more dangerous than the Elite Soldiers. Heavily armed and protected, Bodyguards invariably fight to the death to defend their objective. Their appearance and role changes between Lente's and Metrac's rule.
In Killzone, Bodyguards exclusively protect high ranking Officers, namely General Lente at the end of Level 9 and General Adams at the end of Level 11. They either carry Helghast Assault Rifles or Light Machine Guns, the latter making them one of the toughest enemies in the game.
They are dressed in a unique slick, curved shiny black helmet with 2 red glows coming from behind to show their eyes. Sometimes they will have their helmet raised to reveal that they are wearing orange goggles under the helmet much like an Elite. They wear a long black trench coat and heavy armour that outclasses the Elites and Assaults defence.
In Killzone: Liberation, Bodyguards look more like riot control officers, with very thick armour and a baton and shield combo. Their slow size and bulky appearance is backed up by 133 health points, the highest HP for a non-boss enemy in the game. They are very tough to kill as their shields will protect against all frontal assaults.
Instead of protecting high ranking Officers, they are placed around Metrac's base to defend important areas such as the entrance and prison block.