Ron Felder was one of the potential candidates for recruitment into Project Zero Dawn.
Felder was one of many individuals that were forcibly taken to the Project Zero Dawn facility. After learning the truth about the Faro Plague, he did not take the news very well and mistakenly believed Zero Dawn was a spaceflight project to evacuate humanity from Earth, which he believed to be impossible. After being restrained by handlers and learning the real purpose of Zero Dawn, Felder was deeply skeptical of the project, saying that it was worse than he previously had thought, and calling its creator, Dr. Elisabet Sobeck, a fantasist. Felder refused to participate in Zero Dawn and demanded to be allowed to leave, but he was detained against his will in accordance with the protocols governing the project.