When L.E.G.I.O.N. attacked the USS American Eagle and its carrier strike group, CPO Ishmael Funderburke fought bravely to save his crewmates. Now as an Agent of MAYHEM, Hardtack takes the fight back to LEGION to avenge his fallen crewmates.
You ever see LEGION explode right in your face? You don't wanna miss that.
Hardtack's MAYHEM ability, Depth Charge, charges his ammo drum and can fire a limited number of mines. At any time, even after the drum is empty, you can use press MAYHEM ability button again to detonate the mines.
Hardtack's real name, Ishmael, his use of the harpoon and his sea faring background is an ode to the novel Moby Dick where the first line in the book is "Call me Ishmael".
Hardtack's agent skin An Officer and a Hardtack is a reference to Richard Gere's character Zack Mayo from the film An Officer and a Gentleman.
He is voiced by Terrence 'T.C.' Carson, who previously voiced another Saints Row character, Anthony Green (a former arch nemesis of Gat in the original timeline) in both the first Saints Row and Saints Row IV.
Carson is also known for his voicework as the main protagonist of the God of War series, Kratos, as well.