- "It was never about the money."
The protagonist of Red Dead Revolver. Becomes a Bounty Hunter after the murder of his parents.
- Ancestral Weapon: He starts off with Nate's old pistol and makes use of his Scorpion Revolver to blow Colonel Daren's arm off.
- Bounty Hunter: How he makes his living. Most of the first act of the game involves chasing down wanted fugitives and killing them for money, mostly in the Brimstone region.
- Bullet Time: His special move, Deadeye, involves going into slow motion and targeting parts of enemies. Averted in multiplayer, when he is given a move similar to Jack's.
- Dark and Troubled Past: His parents were murdered by bandits and his hand was burned in the assault. He went from an excited kid to a cold and distant man as a result.
- Expy: He's heavily based on a number of Clint Eastwood characters, particularly The Man With No Name and Josey Wales.
- The Gunslinger: Par for the course for the Old West. The loading screens show off his Gun Twirling skills and he often gets into Quick Draw duels.
- Heroes Love Dogs: He has a Canine Companion early in the game, but when Ugly Chris' gang shoots the dog, Red undertakes a Roaring Rampage of Revenge against them.
- Legendary in the Sequel: Some of the campfire tales in Redemption are about him.
- Mixed Ancestry: His father was white, while his mother was Native American. Falling Star's tribe apparently disapproved of the marriage, but Red apparently is on good enough terms with them for them to allow Shadow Wolf to rescue him.
- Previous Player-Character Cameo: Makes an appearance in Red Dead Redemption's multiplayer mode as a playable DLC character. He's also implied to still be alive in 1911. In Red Dead Redemption II, Red gets a mention in an easter egg encounter and apparently he's something of a legend of the west.
- The Quiet One: He speaks only when he deems it necessary, keeping his speech to a minimum. Averted in the tutorial, where he's still a kid who hasn't lost his parents yet.
- You Killed My Father: Once he finds out about the conspiracy that led to his parents' deaths, he goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
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 end game end up saying otherwise.
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.
- 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.
- Stuff Blowing Up: Her special move is a high explosive round.
Red's Native American cousin.
- The Archer: Carries the Sacred Bow as his Weapon of Choice.
- Arrows on Fire: His special move is this, allowing him to burn up enemies.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: He dies slowly after the battle with Colonel Daren.
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.
- Stuff Blowing Up: Like Annie, his special move involves firing a high explosive round.
- "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.
- 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.
General Javier Diego
A corrupt Mexican Army general.
- A Day in the Limelight: He's the only villain who is actually playable in single player mode.
- Beard of Evil: He wears a big beard and is The Dragon of the game.
- The Dragon: While he considers himself partners with Governor Griffon, his role is mostly that of Dragon to him, since it's Griff who is backing him financially.
- Flare Gun: His special move while playable involves firing a flare from his rifle, which is used to direct artillery strikes. He also uses it in his boss battle.
- Four-Star Badass: Very much a Frontline General, taking on the US Army almost single-handedly. As the Player Character in the hardest level in the game, you know this trope applies.
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: Sam 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.
A champion gunslinger and one of Griffon's top goons.
- Badass and Child Duo: He's the badass to Natalie's child. She's apparently his apprentice.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: He dresses in really fancy clothing that seriously stands out.
- "Get Back Here!" Boss: Runs into the crowd, making it extremely difficult to shoot him.
- The Gunslinger: He's been the winner of the sharpshooter tournament four years running, so he's got a lot of skill in a Quick Draw. He's very fast.
- Made of Iron: One of the few villains that will always survive being shot in a Quick Draw showdown, thanks to Plot Armor.