Characters / Red vs. Blue - Red Team

Tropes pertaining to the Red Team of Red vs. Blue. All spoilers for the first fourteen seasons will be unmarked below.

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Blood Gulch Red Team

    Sarge 

Staff Sergeant / Colonel Sarge

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"Continue with Operation: Meatshield. Remember, just 'cause your bones are broken doesn't mean it won't stop bullets from hitting me."
Voiced By: Matt Hullum, Anna Hullum ("Get Bent")

The staff sergeant leading Red Team, and the only one in the canyon who's actually enthusiastic about the Red/Blue conflict, due to his intense and unexplained hatred of all things Blue.

See the Blood Gulch Crew character page for more details.

    Richard "Dick" Simmons 

Private First Class / Captain Richard "Dick" Simmons

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"You're both an excellent leader and an attractive man, sir!"
Voiced By: Gus Sorola, Lindsay Jones ("Get Bent")

Sarge's right-hand man and suck-up extraordinaire, though an incident involving Sarge being incorrectly declared dead showed how quickly this loyalty evaporates once an opportunity for promotion arises. Simmons attempts to be the voice of reason with regard to Sarge's (frequently insane) plans, with little success.

See the Blood Gulch Crew character page for more details.

    Dexter Grif 

Private First Class / Sergeant / Minor Junior Private Negative First Class / Captain Dexter Grif

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"Finally, an order I want to follow: run away and live."
Played By: Geoff Lazer Ramsey, Amber Benson ("Get Bent")

Lazy, out-of-shape, and Sarge's personal Butt Monkey. Just about every one of Sarge's plans involves Grif being killed in some way, and most of Red Team's official emergency protocols begin by shooting Grif.

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    Franklin Delano Donut 

Private Franklin Delano Donut

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"Who wants to hold my ankles while I stretch out my hammies?"
Voiced By: Dan Godwin, Jordan Burns (Caboose's Mind, Seasons 2, 5-6), Barbara Dunkelman (Caboose's Mind, Season 14), Maggie Tominey ("Get Bent")

Red Team's rookie member with some major issues, acting as the team's Ditz. Originally wearing standard red armor, Donut took one of Tex's grenades to the face and had to be sent away for medical help, returning with his own lightish-red armor out of recognition for his flag capture. This, combined with a flair for calligraphy, appreciation of interior decorating, and the "Officer Hot Pants" surprise at Sarge's birthday party helps solidify Donut's status as Stereotype Gay by Season Three.

See the Blood Gulch Crew character page for more details.

    Lopez the Heavy 

Lopez the Heavy / Lopez La Pesado

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Voy a borrar todo recuerdo tuyo el segundo que te hayas ido. Al igual que por...y...("I am going to erase every memory of you the second you are gone. Just like I did for [FILE DELETED] and [FILE DELETED]."'')
Voiced By: Burnie Burns, Ashley Jenkins ("Get Bent")

See the Blood Gulch Crew character page for more details.

    Lopez 2. 0 

Lopez 2.0 / Lopez Dos.0 / Lopez Dos Point Oh

Voiced By: Shannon McCormick

In Season 11, Sarge builds a new robot that coincidentally also speaks Spanish, whom Sarge dubs Lopez Dos.0. However Lopez Dos.0 is much nicer and more naive than the original Lopez, leaving the Reds to think he is stupider. He eventually crosses his Despair Event Horizon when he realises that all of his commanders are utterly insane, and, stealing the body of the Reds' broken Mantis droid, C.C., begins a rampage to kill anyone in his path. He meets his end in the second-to-last episode of Season 11, thanks to Donut.

See the Blood Gulch Crew character page for more details.

Unit FH57

    Colonel Turf 
Voiced By: Bruce Greene

The leader of Unit FH 57.

Associated Tropes

  • Berserk Button: Blues and mutiny.
  • Blood Knight: His immediate reaction to defeating the enemy Blue Team is to seek out more Blues to kill.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Comments on the use of absurdist humor.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Almost as bad as Sarge in this regard.
  • No Respect Guy: Unlike Sarge, who at least has Simmons, his subordinates don't think much of him.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Not a lot, but definitely more than Sarge. He's willing to accept the input of others, tries to help his men, and is willing to admit his own faults.
  • Rousing Speech: Gives one to his squad to stop Santos's mutiny.
  • Terrible Artist: He seems to hand draw all the briefing images, and every one of them looks like it was made by a kindergartener.

    Lieutenant Drag 
Voiced By: James Willems

The team cynic, going along with Turf's plans mostly because of a lack of other ideas.

Associated Tropes

    Private Sue 
Voiced By: Lawrence Sontagg

The team's 'specialist' for unique plans.

Associated Tropes

  • Brutal Honesty: Tells Caboose to his face that they intend to steal the Blue's tank and use it to kill them.

    Captain Morgan 
Voiced By: Adam Kovic

The team's only somewhat rational member, other than his name.

Associated Tropes

  • Morality Chain: More of a practicality chain, keeping Turf from getting the whole team killed in various stupid ways.
  • Only Sane Man: Of the away team.
  • Unfortunate Name: His teammates will never cease to make fun of how he shares his name with an alcohol mascot, even in the middle of a mutiny.

     Private Peake 
Voiced By: Matt Peake

A member of the team with an odd secret.

Associated Tropes

  • Extreme Doormat: Doesn't put up any resistance against Santos using the aliens who worship him to take over the ship, despite obviously not being very enthusiastic about the idea.
  • Nice Guy: Brought food to the aliens because he thought they looked hungry and scared.
  • No Respect Guy: Tried to tell the rest of the team that there was a cult of aliens worshipping him on the ship the entire time, but nobody listened.
  • The Quiet One: Gets one line in the first episode that he doesn't even finish.

    Major Santos 
Voiced By: Joel Rubin

A member of the team with 'ideas' for the ship.

Associated Tropes

  • The Alcoholic: Frequently laments the lack of a wine bar.
  • The Engineer: Knowledgeable enough to repair a crashed alien ship, even if he had a manual to work with.
  • Leader Wannabe: Tries to take command of the ship using Peake's cult of aliens.
  • Mundane Solution: Repairs the Covenant ship and reprograms Cherry by reading the manual.
  • Parody Religion: Wants to start one as a front for building a wine bar.

    Cherry 
Voiced By: Elyse Willems

The AI of a Covenant ship that crashed on the Blue base, wiping them out. She was then reprogrammed and now serves the FH-Red Team.

Associated Tropes

  • A.I. is a Crapshoot: Played with. She loyally serves the Red Team, but was programmed to kill them (and all other humans) in the first place.
  • Mondegreen: Frequently mishears commands from the team, which seemingly gets them all killed when she activates self-destruct.
  • Smurfette Principle: A female AI in a group with six males.
  • Spaceship Girl: She's the AI for the spaceship they're on.
  • Teleportation: She can teleport people.
  • Women Drivers: Her crash was blamed on a poor sense of direction, though she protests that it was due to user error.

Locked Room Reds

     Hutch 
Voiced by: Miles Luna

The leader of a Red team who locked both his own team and the opposing Blue team in a room set to open only when they reached a resolution.
  • Meaningful Name: A 'hutch' is a name for a box or a cage for entrapping something. It was Hutch's idea to lock the two teams in the room.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His death drives the murder mystery plot of the episode. As it turns out, no one killed him. He died of a heart attack.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He dies only a few minutes after his introduction.

     Cobb 
Voiced by: Arin Hanson

  • Axe-Crazy: When he can't tell the difference between an enemy and an ally, he decides to kill them both.
  • Color Blind Confusion: He's colorblind, like everyone else.
  • Did Not Think This Through: He tries to spit without removing his helmet. Based on his dialogue, this has happened before.
  • The Ditz: He considers stars big glowing planets.
  • Police Lineup: He suggests using one of these to determine Hutch's killer. Unfortunately, he forgets they need a witness.
  • The Starscream: He envied Hutch's rank and shot him in order to claim leadership.
  • Super Gullible: When Wynn tells him to say "I shot Hutch", he does it without hesitation. A moment later he's staring down the collective gun barrels of both teams.

     Regina "Reg" 
Voiced by: Suzy Hanson

  • Blood Knight: She only agreed to a truce because everyone else seemed to want it.
  • Color Blind Confusion: She's colorblind, like everyone else.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Hutch took her rations once, so she shot him as soon as she got the chance.
  • Never Suicide: She shot Hutch then switched guns with him so she had a full magazine and he had one bullet missing. She then suggested checking ammo to see who had fired a shot, indicating that she planned to "discover" that Hutch was missing a bullet and thus had to have been the one to shoot himself.]]
  • Smurfette Principle: She's the only female on her Red Team, and the Blue Team is entirely male.

     Marlowe 
Voiced by: Ryan Haywood

Others

    Red Zealot 

Red Zealot

One of the Reds that Sarge and Caboose encountered during their hunt for O'Malley in Season 3. This particular Red is obsessed with the flag to the point of worshiping it as his god (and sees Caboose as The Antichrist). He survived and discovered O'Malley's lair, mistaking it for a holy temple that he needed to prove himself worthy to enter (which O'Malley exploited to get a minion with working hands).

Associated Tropes

  • Co-Dragons: He and Lopez are this to O'Malley.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: One of the most insane characters on the show. No one else on either side actively worships the flag like he does.

    Hammer 

Hammer

Voiced By: Blaine Gibson

A red soldier who appears in the Season 14 prequel episode, From Stumbled Beginnings.

Associated Tropes

  • Leeroy Jenkins: Charges alone into the Blue base to prove himself more heroic than Grif or Simmons and dies doing so.
  • Meaningful Name: Not that meaningful, just part of the giant communist joke surrounding his character.
  • Not So Above It All: He appears to be a strict commander at first. He turns out to be a mixture of Sarge and Simmons in personality.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Gets killed in his first appearance by a bomb in the Blue base.

    Daggerknife 

Hank Daggerknife

Voiced By: Jeremy Dooley

A red soldier who appears in the season 14 prequel episode, "50 Shades of Red".

Associated Tropes

  • Awesome McCoolname: Seriously, Daggerknife.
  • Birds of a Feather: Non-romantic example; it's not just him and Sarge actually, the entire squadron of Sergeant candidates are on the same mental wavelength. Needless to say, they get along like a house on fire, complete with all the horrible deaths that would happen in one.
  • Patriotic Fervor: Loves the Red Team more than even Sarge.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He's so dedicated to the Red Team that to prove his loyalty, he shoots himself in the head.

    Special Officer Lemons 

Special Officer Lemons

Voiced By: Jon Risinger

An officer of the Red Team basic training base, looking for a soldier to give command of Blood Gulch to.

Associated Tropes

  • Ambiguously Evil: May or may not be one of Project Freelancer's personnel considering that he's in cahoots with Flowers, aka Florida, though he's definitely not a Freelancer himself, given how easily Sarge kills him.
  • Straight Man: Might as well be the sanest Red seen in the series. Especially so when he confronts Sarge.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Sarge believes he's the final test for the position of sergeant, concludes he's a Blue, and kills him with his shotgun.

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