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Courier: Where are you from?
Russell: *sigh* Anywhere and everywhere, pardner, does it really matter?
The deuteragonist of the mod, and the eponymous character. A former Desert Ranger who left when the group joined NCR, Russell has had a hard life and through it lost nearly all his idealism. However, he still has a heart that fights for good. Having lost the trail of his latest bounty Glanton, Russell decides to accept your offer to join him on his hunt.

And then things happen along the way.

  • The Ace: A Bounty Hunter who can craft bullets, knows tribal remedies and is Boone-tier...
    • Broken Ace: ... But has had a shitty childhood and has lost his hopes and dreams of the future. Of course, you can fix that.
  • Badass Longcoat: If you get the good ending, his default outfit will be changed from reinforced leather armor to the significantly better Desert Ranger Combat Armor, the armor of his brothers-in-arms.
  • Bash Brothers: With the Courier, if you're nice to him.
  • Berserk Button: He hates both the NCR and the Legion.
    • He hates the NCR because of its really stupid politics, and for forcing the Desert Rangers into joining them. Best exemplified in the gigantic statue of the Ranger treaty.
    • He hates the Legion, because they enslaved him, and because of their gigantic jackassery.
  • Blood Knight: He loves combat due to the adrenaline rush it gives him. He DOES NOT, however, like killing.
  • Bounty Hunter: Par for the course for the Someguy Series.
  • Country Matters: His preferred profanity, particularly when referring to the Legion. Given his history, it's understandable.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has a quip for any situation.
  • Gun Nut: Just loves weapons in general, but he loves guns so much that he even considers marrying the Boomers because of this. His crafting specialty is bullets even.
  • Sore Loser: For gods sake... Don't challenge him to gambling. You lose either way. It's just a question if it'll be the caps for the game, or the caps for your medical bill.
Glanton: Maybe I will kill again, Courier. But will you stand there and tell me I'm doing wrong? I am the line between life and death on the frontier!
A notoriously sadistic Tribal-hunting mercenary formerly employed by the NCR. The Courier and Russell's hunt for him forms most of the plot of Russell.

  • Crusading Widower: His hatred against the Tribals is largely motivated by the death of her late wife in their hands.
  • The Dragon: Becomes one to Marko in Bounties III.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: If he survives through NVB III, he will be killed off screen by tribals some time before Better Angels.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Despite his own brutal methods, even he is uncomfortable working with Marko.
  • Final Solution: He's turned it into a cottage industry, in fact. Wherever he goes, it's guaranteed that he'll destroy any and all tribals he finds.
  • Karmic Death: If he survived through NVB III, Better Angels reveals that he was scalped and burned by El Quemador's Raiders.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: He escapes at the end of Russell, and can potentially escape again in Bounties III if the Courier opts to spare him in exchange for his hostages, but he will die either way. Either in the hands of the Courier or El Quemador's Raiders.
  • Knight Templar: He views Tribals as "savages" that need to be exterminated for the greater good.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: He's largely based on the infamous scalp hunter, John Joel Glanton. This also doubles as a Shout-Out for Blood Meridian.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Despite his brutality, Glanton is very popular among the people in the frontier, due to his actions in helping the pioneers by killing tribes.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He claims he doesn't actually enjoy killing children, though it's quite dubious if this is the case, as when he says the line below, he's holding a group of tribal children he's tortured for weeks on end as hostages and threatens to blow them all up if the Courier doesen't let him go.
    Glanton: I don't enjoy killing children. I make it quick and painless. But I know what they'll become. I won't hesitate to pull this trigger.
    Titus Vulcanus 
A Legion Centurion with a penchant for burning his victims who once enslaved Russell. He attacks the town of Silverwood at the end of Russell, allowing Glanton to escape.
  • Pyro Maniac: His favored weapon is a unique Shiskebab that he used to maim Russell.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: In addition to taking young boys as sex slaves, he shares the typical Legion views on women, and will mock and belittle a female Courier while expressing disbelief that Silverwood would entrust its defense to the "weaker sex".

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