Bill Rizer is the main protagonist of the majority of the Contra games by Konami. He is usually the first player character and debuted in the first Contra game which was released for arcades in February 1987 and later ported to the NES.

There is not a lot known about him but he fought against the Alien Contra Force for almost his whole life and died in the final events of Neo Contra (2004).

Bill Rizer was based on Arnold Schwarzenegger, his name is a tribute to the actors Bill Paxton and Paul Reiser.

Bill Rizer Contra III

Bill Rizer from the Contra Games: an Overview

Charactername: William “Bill”  Rizer   Developed /Created by Konami
Gameseries: Contra   First seen on: Arcades  
First Game:  Contra   Year first seen in: 1987 
Last Game: Contra Evolution (2013)
Role(s) and Characteristics:  Main Protagonist   Weapons or Martial Arts Style:  
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Bill Rizer

Bill Rizer Contra Evolution Bill Rizer Contra Evolution Artwork

Contra Evolution (2013)

Bill Rizer Contra Shattered Soldier

Contra Shattered Soldier (2002)



Bill Rizer in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Bill Rizer is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration

Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Bill Rizer


Bill Rizer from Contra 4

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