Characters: Call of Duty

Characters from the various games of the First-Person Shooter franchise Call of Duty. See the Modern Warfare page for that series. And see the Call of Duty: Black Ops page for that series, too.

This page is very much a work in progress, contributions are welcomed.

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     Call of Duty Classic and United Offensive 

Private Joey Martin

  • Early Installment Weirdness: Unlike the heroic mimes from most of the other games, we know Martin's thoughts through his journal entries at the beginning of each mission. Oddly enough, this leaves him with more characterization than many future protagonists in the series.
  • Elites Are More Glamorous: Part of the famous 101st Airborne Division.
  • Heroic Mime
  • Player Character: The first in the series!

Sergeant Jack Evans

Sergeant Waters

  • Badass: Under heavy fire, he runs to manually set off a bridge explosion when it fails to go off. You have to cover him with sniper fire.
  • Elites Are More Glamorous: He is the axillary soldier involved with Evans and Price's covert operations. He plays a supporting role while Price and/or Evans goes into the enemy's territory.

Sergeant James Doyle

Sergeant Alexei Ivanovich Voronin

Captain Foley

Sergeant Moody

  • Badass
  • Deadpan Snarker
    Oh yes, sir, you bet! We ride through enemy lines in a French tin can! Want me to paint a bullseye on it, sir?
    • Also:
      Pvt. Elder: I can't believe I volunteered to do this!
      Sgt. Moody: *matter-of-factly* You didn't, remember? You were volunteered.
  • Elites Are More Glamorous
  • Indy Ploy: Oh yes. While driving through a German convoy.
    Pvt. Elder: What the hell are you doing Sarge?!
    Sgt. Moody: *quietly* I don't know, I sure hope it works.
  • Sergeant Rock: The first in a long series of them.
  • Pun: Sgt. Moody is moody.

Private Elder

  • Deadpan Snarker: When Moody gets the car stuck in a dead end and destroys the car, Elder is not amused. Moody doesn't want to hear it.
    Elder: Oh. hey great, good move! Remind me to thank the captain.
    Sgt. Moody: Shut up Elder, and get your ass out! Let's go Martin, move it, move!
  • Elites Are More Glamorous
  • Killed Off for Real: Can be killed in Brecourt Manor.
    • What Happened to the Mouse?: Not mentioned again if he survived. It's possible given his attitude and acoomplishments that he was promoted and transferred to another squad. It's just as likely he was killed or wounded and taken out of combat. Lastly, it's possible that Pvt. Elder was one of the men separated from his squad. Captain Foley describes in a slide show that the 101st formed mixed groups and Elder could have just been pulled along for the ride by Moody.

Captain Price

Major Gerald Ingram

Sergeant Pavel Antonov

Major Sheppard

Private Ender

Private Riley

Private Anderson

Private Yuri Petrenko

Private Korolov

     Call of Duty: Finest Hour 
Playable Characters

Private Aleksandr Sokolov

  • Decoy Protagonist: He was playable in the first two missions. But you play as Tanya in missions three and four, then as Nikolai in the remainder of the Russian campaign.
  • New Meat
  • Put on a Bus: Last seen tending to Tanya at the Russian HQ.

Lieutenant Tanya Pavelovena

  • Action Girl: Has the honor of being the first female playable character in the series.
  • Cold Sniper
  • Put on a Bus: She was injured while Nikolai and his crew repaired the tank. She was last seen at the HQ wishing Nikolai good luck on his mission.
  • You Killed My Father: Her motivation for fighting the Germans as they invaded her small village, killing her family.

Major Nikolai Badanov

Sergeant Edward Carlyle

Lieutenant Chuck Walker

Sergeant Sam Rivers

Non-Playable Characters worth note.

Sgt. Oleg Puskov

Sgt. Bob Starsky

Sgt. Benny Church

     Call of Duty 2 

Private Vasili Ivanovich Koslov

Sergeant John Davis

Corporal Bill Taylor

Commissar Letlev

Lieutenant Leonov

Lieutenant Dimitri Volsky

Private MacGregor

Lieutenant Coffey

Sergeant Jack Randall

Private Braeburn

Private Donald McCloskey

Lieutenant Myers

     Call of Duty 2: Big Red One 

Private/Corporal/Sergeant Roland Roger

Airman "Stretch" Roger

Captain Norman Delaney

Sergeant Glenn Hawkins

Private Victor "Vic" Denley

Private/Corporal Alvin "Brooklyn" Bloomfield

Private/Corporal/Sergeant Stephen Kelly

  • Badass
    • Badass Bookworm: Studied English and French literature at Yale before being drafted.
  • Cowardly Lion: Easily the most timid member of your group, but he can still fight.
  • Megane
  • Sole Survivor: He is the only member of your original squadron not killed or replaced by the end of the game.

Private/Corporal John Jackson "Schmitty" Smith

  • Acrofatic: Despite his pudgy exterior, he can catch up with everyone. Possibly that he was stationed as a mechanic he gained a few pounds before being sent to the front lines.
  • New Meat
  • Replacement Goldfish: Joined your team after Vic is killed.
  • The Engineer: One point repaired a Flak 88 during the D-Day mission.

Private Andy Allen

  • Killed Off for Real: A victim of a mortar round at the very end of the tutorial.
  • New Meat
  • Replacement Goldfish: Unlike Schmitty, Brooklyn seem to show some disdain towards him.
    Brooklyn (to Allen): Look here replacement, just because you have that patch on your shoulder doesn't mean you're one of us.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Was killed up in the tutorial, the same mission he debuted in.

Private Miles "Manny" "Max" Castillo

     Call of Duty 3 

Private Nichols

Corporal Duncan Keith

Private First Class Salvadore Guzzo

Isabelle DuFontaine

  • Action Girl
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Dies planting explosives on an armored car, but atypical in that she was killed only by early detonation.

     World at War 

Private Miller

An American soldier fighting in the Pacific theater of the war. The player character in the American campaign of the game.

Corporal/Sergeant Roebuck

The American sergeant in the war, leader of Private Miller's group.

Private Polonsky

The other notable soldier in Miller's group
  • Badass
  • Cluster F-Bomb: After Roebuck kicks it.
    Radio Operator: Airstrike available.
    Polonsky: You hear that? Call in those fucking planes! Blow the bastards to kingdom come!
    • And by this point, he's sick of the word Banzai.
      Japanese soldier: BANZAIIII!
      Polonsky: Another fuckin' Banzai charge!
  • Sacrificial Lamb: He could be, just like Roebuck.
  • Took a Level in Badass: If Roebuck is killed, Polonsky takes charge and goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge. Starting with beating a man to death with his fist. Note that there is probably a man of higher rank with you fire-team when you charge forward.

Sergeant Sullivan

The former leader of the group that rescued Private Miller, he was killed early in the game.

Private Dimitri Petrenko

A Soviet solder fighting in the Eastern Front against Nazi Germany. The player character of the Soviet campaign in the game.

Sergeant Viktor Reznov

A sergeant of the Red Army, seems to be the leader of Petrenko's group.