Characters / Call of Duty: Ghosts

A list of characters from the video game Call of Duty: Ghosts

Sergeant Logan Walker

  • Bash Brothers: With Hesh.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: The game ends with Rorke attempting to invoke this on him, just as it was on Rorke.
  • Doomed Hometown: San Diego.
  • Featureless Protagonist: Fairly standard for an Infinity Ward Call of Duty main character. He is actually seen from behind in some childhood photos with Hesh in the in-game "Rorke Files". All we know about his appearance is that he's Caucasian and he has blond hair.
  • Heroic Mime: As a staple of Call of Duty protagonists (with the exception of recent Treyarch games), he has no dialogue.
  • Hollywood Healing: Towards the end of the game, he's shot by Rorke during an extended torture sequence. Once he manages to escape, he's somehow back in full fighting condition.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Joins the military and eventually becomes a Ghost, just like his brother and father.
  • You Killed My Father: When Rorke kills Elias towards the end of the game, he and Hesh seek vengeance against him.

Lieutenant David "Hesh" Walker

"Dad taught us many things, but one lesson always stood out... Good men are defined by the choices they make."

  • The Beastmaster: Is Riley's K9 handler, and uses him in combat and for infiltration.
  • Big Brother Instinct: To Logan.
  • Doomed Hometown: San Diego.
  • Dull Surprise: How would one describe his voice acting? The answer: Using no words or terms that are associated with good quality or positive emotions.
  • First-Person Peripheral Narrator: He's the narrator of the game, even though Logan is the actual main character. Largely because Logan never speaks.
  • Jumped at the Call: He and Logan spent their youths hearing tales about the Ghosts from their dad. When they actually run into Ghosts while serving as regular infantry, Hesh immediately becomes determined to become one of them.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Joins the military and eventually becomes a Ghost, just like his brother and father.
  • Name's the Same: Has the same first name as the protagonist of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: At no point is he ever referred to by his real name, as he's always referred to as "Hesh".
  • Taking You with Me: Knowing that there's a good chance he and Logan won't be able to beat Rorke, Hesh arranges for the Ghosts to drop a kinetic strike missile on top of all of them if they lose against him. It doesn't work.
  • You Killed My Father: When Rorke kills Elias towards the end of the game, he and Logan seek vengeance against him.

Captain Elias Walker

"A man who truly loves his country doesn't just give his life... he gives his sons."


Captain Merrick

  • Blood Knight: In an interview, he dismisses the traditional answers to the question "why do you fight for your country?" and remarks that he does it simply because he's good at it and likes to win.
  • Child Prodigy: Was the youngest person to ever complete Navy SEAL training... at 17 years old.
  • Jerkass: Knew a man who was murdered by a child soldier and finds it pretty amusing.
  • The Lancer: Second-in-command of the Ghosts, first to Rorke, then to Elias Walker.
  • You Are in Command Now: Following the death of Elias Walker at the hands of Rorke, he becomes the new leader of the Ghosts.

Sergeant Keegan P. Russ

  • Mauve Shirt: He doesn't talk much, has no definitive personality traits (other than the fact he doesn't talk much), is only seen without his mask on once in the entire game, and plays no real major role in the story. At the same time, he's in your squad for a pretty decent amount of the game. He seems to play a similar role as Crosby in Black Ops 2.
  • First-Name Basis: Only goes by Keegan to the rest of the Ghosts.
  • Semper Fi: He was a United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper before he was a ghost.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Keegan is never seen or heard from after the mission "Sin City", given he was ordered to meet the Secretary of Defense before said mission.

Gabriel Rorke

"To us, Rorke was a legend. The man could walk through hell and not get burned. Ghosts were the best of the best. But Rorke was the reason we were feared."

  • The Ace: By far the best fighter out of all the series' villains. He might not have the raw power of Raul Menendez, but his special forces training makes him an extremely dangerous combatant who effectively counters your quicktime event attacks on multiple occasions. He's also the only Call of Duty villain to survive a fight against a COD protagonist.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: The Ghosts thwart his plan to take over America, but he survives his confrontation with Logan and Hesh, and even manages to capture Logan in hopes of turning him into another Manchurian Agent like him.
  • Blood Knight: Elias indicates Rorke was something of a fanatic even before his Face–Heel Turn.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Was "turned" by the Federation to their cause through exotic Amazonian torture techniques. Although, it seems his primary motive for changing sides was to seek vengeance against Elias Walker for letting go of him and leaving him to die at the end of their last mission.
    • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Well, he was apparently already a Blood Knight even before being tortured. The torture just switched the targets of his ire.
  • Broken Pedestal: It's clear Elias used to look up to him. Now he's just another terrorist bastard as far as Elias is concerned.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He's the soldier seen prominently featured in the prologue narration about the formation of the Ghosts.
  • The Determinator: Rourke's single-minded obsession with killing General Almagro is the reason why he got captured by the Federation. After being turned by them he displays the same obsessiveness when it comes to hunting down the Ghosts.
  • The Dreaded: His article quote neatly sums it up. At the end of the game, when Hesh and Logan go to face them, they actually make plans to have the Ghosts blow up the train they're on, because they know there's a good chance they're going to lose against him.
  • Face–Heel Turn: After Elias dropped him in Caracas to be captured by the Federation to be brainwashed.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: While he was still part of the Ghosts, his face was free of scars. When he returns 12 years later, his face has several of them, presumably coming from his brainwashing.
  • The Heavy: He is not the leader of the Federation, but he is the most prominent enemy faced throughout the game.
  • Hero Killer: He's known as "the Ghost Killer" for a reason.
  • Invincible Villain: Even more so than Makarov from the Modern Warfare games, Rourke is always two steps ahead of the heroes and he always escapes situations where his death seems certain. At the end of the game he even survives a train wreck, getting shot by a .44 magnum revolver, and sinking into the ocean, and he's still healthy enough to subdue Logan and drag him off as a prisoner.
  • It's All About Me: He gives his motivation for turning as being betrayed by the Ghosts and "abandoned." This despite the fact that if Elias hadn't let go of him all four of the Ghosts would have died, and that they searched for his body for months.
  • Karma Houdini: He survives the game and pretty much gets away with all of his crimes.
  • Made of Iron: In the game's final mission not only does he get shot by a .44 Magnum and sink to the bottom of the ocean, but a few minutes later he shows up not just alive, but only slightly wounded.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Angels and demons.
  • Not Quite Dead: He was presumed dead in Caracas, but he survived and was captured and brainwashed by the Federation. He pulls it off again at the end, surviving a Kill Sat, a .44 magnum to the chest, and nearly drowning.
  • One-Man Army: Imagine if John Rambo turned to the dark side and you've got a pretty good description of Rourke.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He has one at the end of the game when Hesh calls down the rod strike on the train he's aboard.

Specialist Kyra Mosely

Specialist Baker

Sergeant Thompson

Diego Almagro

  • Posthumous Character: He was killed 12 years prior to the game's events, and only shows up in a flashback.
  • Predecessor Villain: He was the leader of the Federation until 12 years ago, when Elias killed him.