He's also able to carry barrels of fuel by himself.
Eagle Squadron: He is an Irish citizen fighting in British army. The Republic of Ireland remained neutral during the whole World War 2. There's a lot of Truth in Television to this one: Many Irishmen joined up to fight for the British Army during World War 2, many of them even deserting from the Irish Army to do so.
Military Maverick: Was sentenced to fourteen years of hard labour after striking an officer. His sentence was suspended upon volunteering for the commandos. According to the tutorials, he is violent and undisciplined, but is more of a nightmare for the enemy than he is for his superiors.
Noodle Incident: During Destination Berlin's tutorial, he mentions being shot during a mission to Colditz castle for which the Sniper apologises, claiming it to be an accident. It's not mentioned if the Sniper accidentally shot him or failed to cover him as the enemy fired upon him.
Shout-Out to the penultimate mission of Men Of Courage.
Sleeves Are for Wimps: Even in the fucking snow in Behind Enemy Lines; in the North Pole mission of Men of Courage he can be frozen to death if he stays outside too long without special winter clothing, in the Stalingrad mission of Destination Berlin he wears all the time relevant winter clothing.
Full name: Samuel "Brooklyn" Perkins/Sid "Tread" Perkins
Appearances:Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines, Commandos: Beyond The Call Of Duty, Commandos 2: Men Of Courage.
The Ace: He gets the best guns, is the only one which can man machine gun nests and vehicles, is The Medic in occassion, and he's the token American. However, in later games, he gets molotov cocktails, cs grenades and the beartrap to compensate for the fact that everyone else can use all the guns. By the third game, he is no longer a member of the team.
Brother Chuck: Removed from Destination Berlin. Justified in that from Men Of Courage onwards, his specialisations (namely, being able to drive and being able to use rifles and SMGs) are available to everyone.
Master of None: In Men Of Courage, his specialisations are less apparent than previously now that everyone can use rifles and sub machine guns and can drive cars and trucks. He's still the only one able to drive tanks and is given the Bear Trap, CS gas grenades, Molotov Cocktails and smoke grenades to compensate for this, but it's not enough to stop him from being Put on a Bus for the third game.
Harpoon Gun: In the original game, he can use it on land, but its range is short and it has a very long reload time. In short, you're better off with the knife. In Men Of Courage, it's the only weapon that can be used underwater, making it very useful against sharks and Japanese divers.
A glitch in Men of Courage allows it to be used on land; it's short-ranged with unlimited ammo, and essentially makes the Diver into a one-man killing machine.
Mighty Glacier: He's also one of the slowest runners. The manual states that this is due to all the explosives he carries and in Men Of Courage, he mentions that he has to carry a lot of extra equipment.
Not Even Bothering with the Accent: His biography states that he's from Liverpool yet none of the games actually have an actor for him to even emulate a Liverpool accent. That's also considering that the British submarine crew in the Men Of Courage missions "Das Boot: Silent Killers" and "White Death" (with the exception of The Captain) all have scouse accents.
Stuff Blowing Up: He, as the explosives expert, is the only one who can throw grenades in the earlier games (something of a gap in the others' training it seems, though this is changed in Destination Berlin), and only he can detonate timebombs and radio-controlled bombs, and deactivate landmines.
Hollywood Silencer: The problem is that the sniper rifle doesn't even have a suppressor on it. But it still has one of these built in. Justified in that if it were a loud weapon, the sniper would be utterly useless.
The syringe is an infinite instantly silent One-Hit Kill weapon in Behind Enemy Lines and Beyond the Call of Duty.
It is less interesting in Men of Courage and Destination Berlin. The weapon is still totally silent, but has been deprived of its unlimited supplies and One-Hit Kill properties (one sting: the enemy stagger and feeling dizzy, two stings: he is stunned for a few times, three stings: death).
One possible, and somewhat horrible explanation, is that she's part of the 'entertainment' for off-duty sailors. When the Green Beret picks up her equipment from the shopkeeper, he's told to "get her out of there - it's no place for a lady" and the room she's waiting in is bare, save for a few mattresses...
Retcon: In Beyond The Call Of Duty, her full name was Natasha Van Der Zand, and her birth place was the Netherlands. In Men Of Courage, her name was changed to Natasha Nikochevski, and her birth place was changed to Kiev, Soviet Union.
Also in play during the Haiphong mission - Far Eastern cities of the time, such as Shanghai, Harbin and Beijing, were awash with White Russian refugees from the Soviet Union. She could easily be pretending to be an emigre for the purposes of espionage, and as Japan was at peace with the USSR throughout much of WWII, she would likely remain at large.
Older Than They Look: His face looks like a teen. He is also the smallest character, so he can be easily mistaken for a child considering the graphics of the game. The manual says that he is in his late-twenties.
Safecracking: One of his roles. He only needs his picklocks and a few seconds to succeed.
Cloud Cuckoolander: He described the Japanese garnison as "demons", and the noise of the island artillery as "thunder". Justified, considering he probably spoke with nobody during at least forty years. Even now, the Japanese leave him alone on the island, although they know him and doesn't see him as threatening (which has to be used as an advantage by the player).
Dreadful Musician: His bugle call is hilariously bad. The Japanese just stare at him in disbelief.
Older Than They Look: The character looks to be on his forties. When first reached, he mentions to be a soldier of the Queen Victoria. Victoria died in 1901, the briefing of the mission states that it is set in 1942. Do the maths...
He also states that he was part of The Light Brigade.
Spot of Tea: When meeting the commandos, the first thing he says after presenting himself is asking if they have some tea. After receiving a negative answer, he complains that he hasn't drink tea since "twenty years" (it would be more than forty, more accurately).
Wild Man: Subverted. He has the appearance, but he is actually a frail Non-Action Guy whose main role is to make noise to distract Japanese soldiers.
Colonel Montague Smith
Big Good: Briefs the player in Behind Enemy Lines and Beyond The Call Of Duty and is implied to be the Player Character in the other games as well.
The Mole: The Green Beret suspects him to be the mole during most of the game. He is not.
Mysterious Past: The manual features a couple of pages describing the commandos, their abilities, and their past. This specific section of his page is left blank. Even at the end of the game, we only learn that he is German, nothing else.
Strike Force's Green Beret
Full name: Francis O'Brien
Expy: To the original Green Beret, obviously, and to the Driver as well.
Dumb Muscle: Referenced and averted in the opening cutscene of the first mission, in which the Sniper describes his teammate, saying that the Green Beret is a killing machine but not a brainless brute.