: John Marston (Red Dead) is part of the Red Dead Redemption series, a good topic.It is also part of the Red Dead Redemption 2 series, a good topic. In the end, John realizes that the only way to save his family from the government's crosshairs is to lay down his life. Our hero is a failed apostle. 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In a Mexican standoff, Dutch shoots Micah, letting John finish him off, before leaving. Cutter De Blanc 15,078 Posted November 28, 2018. In the first Red Dead Redemption, he starts out in a certain outfit. We do get to see how being part of the Van der Linde Gang has affected this much younger John. For Red Dead Redemption on the Xbox 360, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Where is John Marston's house? Some time afterwards, Dutch goes into semi-retirement and Williamson established his own gang whom resided in Fort Mercer in Texas. John Marston is a fictional character in the Red Dead video game series by Rockstar Games. Later on, in Chapter 2, John is seen with stitching where the scars are and wears an orange union suit with either a scout coat or a black leather jacket and dark black pants. It's been 8 years, things evolved Four years later in 1911, the old American West is dying. However, Dutch makes a sudden appearance, emerging from a cabin with his revolvers drawn, resulting in Sadie being subdued by Micah and held hostage. Both speak a little Spanish through the game. Today with the help of jedijosh920's mod menu, we'll see if it's possible to now to save John Marston at the end of Red Dead Redemption. [2], John was developed to be a "family man". John chases Dutch to a cliff, where the latter steps off and commits suicide. He wasn't in Revolver. John also says she died years after he left the gang. However, John is a poor swimmer compared to Arthur, with his stamina immediately dropping to 0% (even if it is fortified), before drowning soon after. John has a strong dislike of birds and a rather dull imagination, especially when compared to his son Jack. I think Arthur Morgan is better. Without a retcon, the daughter would've had to have been given away or somebody else is the mother. He soon confronts and kills Joe, before eventually finding Micah. Before the pair can be gunned down by the others, the standoff is interrupted by a Pinkerton assault on the camp, causing the gang to flee. John attempts to buy Beecher's Hope to convince Abigail he's changed, with the intention of turning it into a ranch. He spends some time working on the ranch, but it is soon attacked by U.S. soldiers, and Uncle is killed. His return was met well with Dutch and certain other members of the gang, whilst Arthur felt betrayed by his actions. At the end of Red Dead 1, John Marston’s grave has his birth and death dates: 1873–1911. He is cynical of the government as a whole, stating that "most men can't handle power", and explaining to Marshal Leigh Johnson the irony of murder being a crime "unless it's ordered by a court of law". [19] Polygon's Russ Frushtick considered John's story in the game's epilogue to be more motivating than Arthur's as his quest has a direct purpose. He is also the main protagonist of the non-canon Undead Nightmare expansion pack. They proceed to bring him back to safety, although Morgan is forced to fend off several wolves that had come after the trio while Escuella carried Marston on his horse. She tells John that she needs a normal undead to really find out. Dutch goes back to save him, but ultimately decides to leave John to die. John is forced to kill Drew, and he goes to Bonnie and tells her what happened. Eventually, John and the Bureau of Investigation join forces with the American Army in ambushing Dutch's hideout. Unlike the morally-neutral but honorable family man we see in RDR1, John is much colder. After he has dealt with them, John can man the train and smash through the roadblock into Mexico. [27], Fictional character in the Red Dead video game series, "Rob Wiethoff (John Marston in RDR & RDR2)", "How 'Red Dead Redemption 2's' Stars Brought a New Western Classic to Life", "John Marston Speaks! [16], Prior to Red Dead Redemption 2's release, Kotaku's Heather Alexandra expressed hesitation towards John's return, as his past remaining vague made the first game compelling. He taught him ethics and a love of nature, a belief in things other than violence- other than power. When playable, John is able to swim for a few seconds despite not knowing how. [14] IGN's Brian Albert considered John one of the "most badass video game gunslingers", praising his skill and protective nature. Dead or Alive, Javier is handed over the newly arrived agents Edgar Ross and Archer Fordham. He, Sadie, and Charles go despite Abigail's pleas not to. 1911 John and the ranch hands head to Hanging Dog Ranch where they successfully fight the gang and retrieve the cattle. When both Marston and Klebitz were killed, their bodies were cradled by the women they loved. They bury him up on top of the hill overlooking the ranch, next to Uncle. John grew up in a rough orphanage and started stealing and killing when he was young. Later, John witnesses Bronte being drowned by Dutch and fed to an alligator, which he is shocked by. [2] The performance capture process involved simultaneous recording of movement and speech, while a small part was done in a voice-over booth. I just finished the ending of RDR1 again, and as before, I cried and screamed at how unjust the whole thing is. Once they return to Colter, Abigail scolds Marston for his actions, and he is left to recover during the rest of their stay. His father was a Scottish immigrant who was born in a boat to America, and his mother was a prostitute who died during childbirth. John and Arthur go and steal a herd of sheep at some point afterwards, to sell them at the Valentine auction. Old Boy (? John and Susan Grimshaw side with Arthur, while the rest of the gang sides with Micah. Rob Wiethoff auditioned for the role of John Marston by folding laundry while reading his lines. After John helps them clear it out, the train heads to the border. Weapon 1899 The character returned as the secondary playable protagonist of the 201… The character was well received, with many critics citing his maturity, moral complexity and ambiguity, and quest for atonement as focal points of the first game. The player can then decide whether to hang Cleet or spare him, though the latter results in Sadie killing him instead. Nothing gets forgiven. "Peacemaker" is coincidentally a nickname for the, John is #2 in Game Informer's "30 Characters who Defined a Decade" list in their December 2010 edition. In 1886, a botched bank robbery leaves Marston wounded and disillusioned. In RDR dutch did scream that "your wife, we all had our way with her" - but I think it was to spite John back then. It becomes clear that the whole area has been surrounded by Pinkertons and their chances of getting out alive are slim, and Arthur has to make a decision. John, like Arthur, becomes increasingly wary of Dutch's growing paranoia and loss of reason; protective of John's family, Arthur warns him to leave the gang when the time is right. In Armadillo, John meets Marshal Leigh Johnson, and Johnson asks John to find Eli and Jonah, who have been missing for a few hours. His daughter was implied to be born while Marston was in the gang by Javier in RDR1. John "Jack" Marston Jr. was born in 1895 as the first child of the outlaw John Marston and prostitute Abigail Roberts, two members of the Van der Linde gang. It appears that Marston’s horse is the exact same one as a pretty notable steed from the first Red Dead game – War Horse. John successfully buys Beecher's Hope after clearing away squatters living there. They are all talking about general things, like a book Jack is reading, however they mention that Uncle hasn't returned from what he was doing yet. Once John does so, MacKenna sets it and another zombie loose, and they both proceed to attack him, who is then turned into a zombie. He eventually ran away and tried to make his own luck living out in the streets. John never really believed he could escape his past, especially after the killing on the train, but spent three years trying. He is both Van der Linde's greatest success, and his ultimate undoing. The only possible exception being optional protagonists that can be chosen to have a recurring role in, John Marston makes a cameo in the character creator of, Marston's hat appears as an Easter egg in, John is extremely similar to Johnny Klebitz, the protagonist of. They are subsequently hunted down and killed by Marston and Reyes, allowing the rebels to take over Nuevo Paraíso and make plans to march on Mexico's capital, continuing the revolution. Red Dead Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. John Marston is a recurring character in the Red Dead series, appearing as a central character and the main protagonist of Red Dead Redemption, and as a central character and the secondary protagonist of Red Dead Redemption 2. John works to get her back by earning enough money to buy a property at Beecher's Hope. As the rebels storm the villa, Allende and Williamson, who was also seeking protection from the Army, make their escape. His grave is inscribed "Blessed are the Peacemakers.". Marston is also skeptical of new technology, dismissing the automobile as "slow" while preferring a horse. After several unsuccessful attacks on Dutch and his operations, John and the agents mount an assault on his hideout. During the failed bank robbery in Saint Denis soon afterwards, John gets captured and sent to Sisika Penitentiary, where he is incarcerated. Red Dead 2 takes place 12 years prior to Red Dead 1. John takes the lead during the escape until they sell them for a meager seven hundred dollars. John helps Mr. Geddes and ranch foreman Tom Dickens with more ranch work such as teaching the David Geddes' younger son named Duncan Geddes how to tame and ride a horse and build fences around the ranch. Yup, my work is finished right here for the day, onto the rules! He wasn't that dumb in RDR1. Arthur sends Abigail and Sadie to safety at Copperhead Landing while he goes to camp in order to confront Micah. [24], For his role in Red Dead Redemption, Wiethoff won Outstanding Character Performance at the 14th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards. 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