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    Red Harlow

"It was never about the money."

The protagonist of Red Dead Revolver. Becomes a Bounty Hunter after the murder of his parents.


Jack Swift

An English sharpshooter.

  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Fights in a pinstripe suit.
  • Badass Mustache: Wears a magnificent 'tache, befitting of a gentleman of his era.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: He apparently dies offscreen during the Storming the Castle sequence.
  • Guns Akimbo: Carries a pair of custom pistols known as Showstoppers.
  • The Gunslinger: He's a trick shooter who was offered a job with a carnival, before Professor Perry killed his employer.
  • Last Stand: He apparently makes this offscreen to allow Red to carry on through the secret passageway, as he's not seen alive again.
  • More Dakka: His special move involves firing off twelve shots in about a second.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a nifty bowler hat to go with his suit.
  • Noodle Incident: According to his bio, he was chased from Buckingham Palace for an undisclosed indiscretion which is implied to be a romantic tryst with a member of the Royal Family.
  • Retirony: He talks about settling down after the tournament. The events of the endgame end up saying otherwise.

Annie Stoakes

A cattle rancher in Bear Mountain.

  • Action Girl: She runs a ranch and is more than capable of picking up a rifle and fighting. She's also able to progress in a quick draw tournament using a rifle.
  • I Call It "Vera": Annie calls her modified repeater rifle "Faith".
  • Real Women Never Wear Dresses: Wears a rancher's outfit and is insulted when the bank manager suggests she sell up and work in the saloon. This may also have something to do with the fact that several of the saloon workers are prostitutes.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Her special move is a high explosive round.
  • Weapon of Choice: "Faith" her modified repeater rifle, the modification being most likely to fire an explosive blast.

Shadow Wolf

Red's Native American cousin.

  • The Archer: Carries the Sacred Bow as his Weapon of Choice.
  • Bash Brothers: Well, Bash Cousins, with Red, especially when the two of them are ambushed together.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: He's got a lot of arrows, but unfortunately, unless the player is using stealth, arrows aren't super effective against men with guns.
  • Arrows on Fire: His special move is this, allowing him to burn up enemies.
  • Does Not Like Guns: He's the only playable character in the story mode who doesn't use a gun despite being able to kill many gun wielding enemies.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: He dies slowly after the battle with Colonel Daren.

Buffalo Soldier

An African-American soldier and former slave.

  • Cutscene Incompetence: While the player has control of him, he's a One-Man Army, wiping out gangs of Griffon's men and Indians. In cutscenes, he's captured twice and ends up being taken out of the final fight when Griffon blows a panel off the mansion's roof, trapping him underneath.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": His name isn't given and he's only referred to as "Soldier" or "Buffalo Soldier" by characters in the game.
  • Eagleland: As a soldier, he is completely convinced that the best people for any job are those in the Army.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Like Annie, his special move involves firing a high explosive round.


    Bounties & other antagonists 

Governor Griffon

"I always regretted what happened on your daddy's farm, Red. I should have been there... to make sure you joined them."

The main antagonist of Red Dead Revolver.

  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: During his shootout with Red, once you lower his health enough, he starts begging for Red to let him live. Red, understandably, is having none of that.
  • Big Bad: He's the main villain of the game, having orchestrated the deaths of Nate Harlow and Falling Star.
  • Bling-Bling-BANG!: His Scorpion Revolver is one of a pair, the other belonging to Nate Harlow. It's a nifty piece with engravings and a scorpion on the grip.
  • Corrupt Politician: Thanks to his gold mining operation, he has so much gold that he can pretty much buy off almost anybody. The few people he can't buy off, he attempts to intimidate by buying off everyone else.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: He has no real reason to run Annie off her ranch, as it in no way interferes with his gold mining operation, which is already making him stupidly rich. He just seems to be doing it For the Evulz. Lampshaded by Annie.
  • Dirty Coward: He sold out his former partner, Red’s father, to save himself from being killed by General Diego. As a result, Red’s father and mother were mercilessly murdered on Diego’s orders so that he and Griffon could split the profits on the gold mine.
  • Expy: As the man responsible for the death of The Protagonist's father, but not the one who pulled the trigger, a rich and powerful man who controls main town in which the action is set, and who hosts a Quick Draw tournament, he shares a lot of parallels with John Herod right down to being a skilled gunslinger himself and having a Praetorian Guard clad in black Badass Longcoats.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Was once a poor prospector who literally struck gold. With his newfound wealth, he built a business empire and found his way to political power as a Governor. He’s also a ruthless tyrant who extorts those worse off than him for money. On top of that, he has no problem imprisoning or murdering those who get in his way.

General Javier Diego

A corrupt Mexican Army general.

Colonel Daren

Diego's right hand man.

  • An Arm and a Leg: Red blows his arm off with his father's Scorpion Revolver in the prologue.
  • Arm Cannon: Literally. His missing arm is replaced with a cannon, which use uses against Red.
  • Colonel Badass: Dan considers him so tough that only a cannon could replace the arm he lost.
  • The Dragon: He's second in command to Diego.
  • Eagle Squadron: He's an American who served in the Mexican Army.
  • You Killed My Father: Governor Griffon might have ordered the hit on Nate Harlow, but it was Colonel Daren who did the deed.

Mr Kelley

A champion gunslinger and one of Griffon's top goons.


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