For characters in the rest of the franchise, see here.
- Special Air Service
- United States Military
- Task Force 141
- Russian Loyalists and Russian Government
- Ultranationalists and OpFor
President of the unnamed Middle Eastern country in the first Modern Warfare.
- Boom, Headshot!: How he dies, from a Desert Eagle headshot.
- Controllable Helplessness: The player controls him (or at least looks through his eyes) in "The Coup". He got captured, shoved into a car, driven around his capital city that is now in chaos and watching Al-Asad's men murdering his people, tied to a cross and executed by Al-Asad, during which the player is completely helpless and unable to do anything other than look around.
- The Faceless: The majority of the time, the player sits inside his perspective, without any reflective surface to see his face. When the GPS locks on to him, the third-person view of him only shows his silhouette. Even after his execution, the video recording just barely misses his face, only showing Al-Asad. It is however, averted in the DS version, where we get a portrait of him.
- Meaningful Name: Al-Fulani is basically Arabic for "John Doe" (see the Spanish word "fulano", that derivates from the same Arabic root and means something like "dude").
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He dies in the same chapter he is introduced in, and is the first player-perspective character to die.
Sat1An astronaut briefly controlled in Modern Warfare 2.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: He was first thrown through space before getting smacked by a solar panel from the International Space Station.
- Controllable Helplessness: Like Modern Warfare's Al-Fulani, you get to control his view a bit, but he dies quickly.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He appears and dies in the same scene without getting any plot significance afterwards or even a personality.
The Davis family
Sarah Davis: "We're going to Big Ben!"
A family seen vacationing in London during MW3.
- Cheerful Child: Sarah, the daughter in the family.
- Death of a Child: None of them survive the gas attack, not even the daughter.
- Genki Girl: Sarah, again.
- Heroic Mime: You briefly play as the father recording his family. As required by CoD law, he is completely silent.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Like other first-person perspective NPCs used to illustrate the victims of conflicts, they are introduced and killed in the same scene.