Characters of Red vs. Blue

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The characters of Red vs. Blue, created by Rooster Teeth, have received much critical acclaim for their humorous voice overs and antics.

Red Team[edit]

The Red Team, from left to right: Lopez (Brown), the Warthog (the Jeep), Sarge (Red), Simmons (Maroon), Grif (Orange) and Donut (Pink).

Sarge[edit]

  • Full Name: Sarge
  • Voice Actor: Matt Hullum
  • Armor Color: Red
  • Appearances: Season 1-present
  • Status: Alive

Sarge is the leader of the Red Team on Blood Gulch. He is voiced by Matt Hullum, co-creator of the series, and first appeared at the end of Episode 1. He has a Southern accent. Sarge is somewhat bloodthirsty, and the only Blood Gulch soldier on either team to actually be serious about the war. It is mentioned that he has a military background and briefly joined the ODSTs. His preferred weapon is a shotgun, which he carries at all times. He has a passionate hatred for Grif, demonstrated by his repeated willingness to sacrifice Grif during combat missions (as well as his 37 zombie plans that always has Grif die in some way or another), and referring to killing Grif as a contingency plan. He has something of a father-son relationship with Simmons, but still gives him a hard time. He displays little knowledge of tactics and his plans often turn into suicide missions. He is shown to be a good mechanic, and is able to repair Jeeps and build robots. At the end of The Recollection, after finding out that the whole Blood Gulch war was merely simulation training for the Freelancers, he is extremely devastated. Sarge re-evaluated his motives and shows more respect for his teammates, both Red and Blue, he then rallied both teams together to fight a common enemy; The Meta. He is shown to be a good motivational speaker, and speaks to the teams various times throughout the later seasons. His voice in the first season is deeper than in following seasons.

Simmons[edit]

  • Full Name: Richard Simmons
  • Voice Actor: Gustavo Sorola
  • Armor Color: Maroon
  • Appearances: Season 1-present
  • Status: Alive

Private First Class Richard Simmons is voiced by Gustavo Sorola, co-creator of the series. He's the second-in-command of the Red Team. Simmons and Grif were the first two characters to ever appear in Red vs. Blue, appearing at the start of Episode 1. He is very attentive to his superior, Sarge, and, unlike Grif, obeys his orders, but is also a brown-noser to Sarge. Simmons is by far the most intelligent member of Red Team and shows extensive knowledge of technology and computers. In one instance, he hacks into the Freelancer mainframe and deletes the Blue Team's records. He is shown to be very tactically minded and continuously demonstrates an ability to formulate effective battle plans and strategies, though they are almost always overlooked by Sarge. He appears to be the most practical of the Red team, and determines the logical explanation for events while Sarge creates ludicrous theories. He appears to have a fairly decent friendship with Grif, despite their constant bickering. When the Reds finally find out that the true purpose of the Red and Blue teams is to train Freelancers, it is said that the bases are staffed by the 10th percentile. Grif then asks Simmons how he ended up there, since he seems smart, to this Simmons complains that time limits on tests are not fair. It is therefore very likely that Simmons is the only team member worthy of actual military status. Simmons is actually very ambitious, since he tried to gain leadership of the Reds by doing a political advertisement of himself at Sarges "Funeral".

Grif[edit]

  • Full Name: Dexter Grif
  • Voice Actor: Geoff Ramsey
  • Armor Color: Orange
  • Appearances: Season 1-present
  • Status: Alive

Private Dexter Grif is voiced by Geoff Ramsey, co-creator of the series. Grif first appeared at the start of Episode 1, along with Simmons. Grif was forced into the Red army after the first military draft in hundreds of years. He is incredibly lazy and a loudmouth, often talking back to Sarge. In Reconstruction it is revealed that he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, but is later demoted to the fictitious rank of "Minor Junior Private Negative First Class" because of a deal between Sarge and Agent Washington. It is eventually revealed that Grif does not avoid work or ignore orders out of sheer laziness, but as a way showing disrespect towards Sarge, whom he dislikes. He has a mostly begrudging kinship with his teammates, and is slow to assist them. Grif is shown to be relatively adept at driving vehicles, including the Warthog, Hornet, and even a Pelican. He is also shown to be exceptionally hard to kill, being able to survive being shot multiple times, being run over by Sheila the tank, falling from extreme heights, and even having his groin repeatedly smashed by Tex.

Beginning in Halo 3, Grif has had a multiplayer game based around him called "Grifball". In Grifball, the Red and Blue teams, armed with Energy Swords and Gravity Hammers, repeatedly kill Grif as he tries to score. This comes from a scene where Sarge, while shooting Grif, exclaims "this is the best game since Grifball!"

Donut[edit]

  • Full Name: Franklin Delano Donut
  • Voice Actor: Dan Godwin
  • Armor Color: Pink
  • Appearances: Season 1-5, 7-present
  • Status: Alive

Private Franklin Donut is from Leggat Plains, Iowa. He first appears in Episode 3 of Season 1 as a new recruit, whose garrulous personality tends to annoy other members of the Red Team. He originally sported standard issue red armor, but due to an inadvertent series of events he is eventually given his own armor color; pink. Initially insecure about this, he insists on calling it "lightish red". The pink armor invites teasing from his teammates, and even causes the Blues to think he's a girl for the first two seasons.

Donut is unwittingly caught up in the aftermath in Recreation, eventually getting shot by a short-tempered Washington, and is presumed dead. He is later revealed to be in Recovery Mode, which locks down the user's armor in the event of heavy injuries. He is indirectly brought out of Recovery Mode by Epsilon-Church. Inside the Epsilon unit in Season 9, he is incorrectly remembered as the leader of the Reds. However, when Epsilon-Church comes up to the Reds to explain their true personality, Donut then starts to revert to his old self. Donut returned in Season 10, after he was given medical attention by Doc.

Donut reappears in Season 11, episode 10 "Long Live the King", to rescue the Reds and Blues and brings Doc and Lopez with him. However, the Reds and Blues begin to attack him and Doc for telling the rescue ship to leave.

Rooster Teeth had a plan for Donut's character from the start. In the multiplayer games of the Halo video game series, which was used to film Red vs. Blue, human characters wear futuristic MJOLNIR battle armor. In changing his armor to pink in the later part of Season 1, the producers made his armor color, gender, and sexual orientation a running gag, and fully developed his personality during Season 2. It is later explained that after he was blown up by Tex, he received sensitivity training while in recovery, leading him to develop a more feminine attitude. Godwin ad-libbed some of Donut's lines, to the approval of other Rooster Teeth personnel. In some scenes, the filming was adapted to complement Godwin's interpretation of the script. Early in Season 1, fans reacted well to Donut; as a result, Burnie Burns, the main writer for Red vs. Blue, focused the storyline on Donut and Caboose, the Red and Blue Team's rookie.

Lopez[edit]

  • Full Name: Droid #01011331123[1]
  • Voice Actor: Burnie Burns
  • Armor Color: Brown
  • Appearances: Season 1-present
  • Status: Active

Lopez is a robotic mechanic built by Sarge with a "robot kit". He does not speak for most of Season 1, and it is eventually revealed that he is a robot that is missing a speech unit. Sarge orders a speech unit, but accidentally damages it with a static electric discharge during the installation process, which causes Lopez to speak only Spanish. However, he is able to understand English fine. Although Sarge often pretends to know what Lopez is saying and Lopez often exclaims to Sarge why he pretends to know what he is saying. Lopez calls himself "Lopez the Heavy" and demonstrates a stoic, tough personality. He also tends to exhibit characteristics that are stereotypically Latin American, such as a strong socialist ideology. Being programmed by Sarge, Lopez also dislikes Grif, though he shows frequent disdain for all the members of both the red and blue teams.

Near the end of Season 1, Church possesses Lopez, and later has the other Blues paint his body Cobalt to match his old armor. Initially, Church can only speak in Spanish while possessing Lopez. However, before the beginning of Season 2, the Blues manage to partially disable Lopez's Spanish language setting, allowing Church to speak English. After being freed from Church's control, Lopez defects to the Blue Team when the Reds mistake him for a Blue soldier and attempt to kill him. As a Blue, he repairs and falls in love with Sheila. He develops a resistance to possession and has his old armor color restored.

Later on Lopez is taken by O'Malley, and a large bomb reduces Lopez to a disembodied head. He spends most of Season 4 in hiding with Doc and O'Malley in a secret lair. The Reds soon learn that Lopez has secret plans from Command. In Episode 75, the Reds find Lopez and request the plans embedded in his head. However, the recording was translated into Spanish and no one understand them. In Episode 76 he points out that the instructions were unhelpful, a prediction that was confirmed in Episode 77, when the instructions translated by Andy prove useless. Having served under Red, Blue, and O'Malley, Lopez is increasingly tired of the conflict and makes numerous requests to simply die. However, since no one understands what he says, his requests are in vain. After another absence, Lopez's head is rediscovered in the caves by Sister and Doc. Sister manages to communicate with Lopez in Spanish, only to be mocked by him. He is left behind in the caves in the same cavern as Andy. In the final episode of the series, Lopez reunites with Sheila, who was transferred into the large ship that landed in Blood Gulch.

Lopez's appears in Reconstruction, where it is shown that he remained at Blood Gulch with Sarge, who built a new body. In Chapter 9 of Reconstruction, Lopez is left behind while Sarge heads off to find Simmons and Grif. Lopez states that he plans to wipe his memories of Sarge like he did with Grif and Simmons. The sponsor's cut shows Lopez feeling lonely after Sarge leaves. He reappears in Relocated, where he is called to Valhalla by Sarge to build a new underground holographic testing room. In Recreation a short-tempered Washington abruptly shoots him in the head. However, Lopez took preemptive measures and made backup copies of himself. In the Epsilon unit in Season 9, he only speaks Spanish because Sarge wanted to add multiculturalism to the Red team, realizing only in hindsight that this was a poor idea.

In Season 10, when the Reds and Blues return to Valhalla, the reds immediately go off to rebuild Lopez. When the reds return to base, they discover that Donut turned Lopez into a scarecrow.

In Season 11, Lopez reappears in episode 10 when brought by Donut and Doc to "rescue" the reds and blues after their wreck.

Warthog[edit]

  • Full Name: M12-LRV Warthog
  • Voice Actor: Burnie Burns
  • Color: Gun-Metal Green[1]

The Warthog (the vehicle's actual name in the Halo video game series) is a battle jeep delivered to the Reds in Episode 2. Failing to see much resemblance to a warthog, Grif suggests the name Puma. Believing that Grif is suggesting the name of a mythical creature, Sarge mockingly suggests several other mythical creatures — such as Bigfoot, unicorn, leprechaun, and "Chupathingy" (after the Chupacabra) — as names. Chupathingy is the name listed on the character biography, available as an Easter egg for the season 3 DVD. In Episode 29, Grif notes that the warthog seems to be "really bad luck." During the first two seasons, it spends most of its time out of commission, or being repaired by Lopez. The warthog is frequently blaring loud Mexican ranchera music, most likely set by Lopez, and it can often be heard approaching because of it. Throughout the show, multiple Warthogs are used, destroyed and repaired. They almost always play the same ranchera music.

The original warthog had a homing beacon and remote control system linked to Lopez. This system is accidentally activated in Season 2 when Church, then possessing Lopez, and Tucker attempt to activate Lopez's repair sequence. It was during this period that the warthog spoke. Burns suggests that, like Sheila, the vehicle was originally going to be a full-blown character and maintain a personality throughout the series, in a parody of Speed Buggy. However, this idea was abandoned shortly after the remote control gag.[2]

Dos.0[edit]

  • Full Name: Lopez Dos.0
  • Voice Actor: Shannon McCormick
  • Armor Color: Brown
  • Appearances: Season 11
  • Status: Destroyed

In Season 11, Sarge decides to build a robot to fix the communications dish for the Reds and Blues. Upon completion, the robot coincidentally looks and speaks Spanish like Lopez, much to the chagrin of Grif and Simmons. The robot is now called Lopez Dos.0. Also a misunderstanding between the Reds and Dos.0 leads them to think that the robot is stupid, even though Dos.0 was able to fix the radio transmitter. Dos.0 is initially very loyal and respectful until he meets Lopez, who tells the newer machine all of the bad things about the teams and how conversing with the Red Team will lead the members to make up entire conversations, regardless of the content being said to them. Later, Sarge assigns Dos.0 and Lopez to repair a Cyclops robot that the Reds found on the crashed ship. Lopez suggests that they upload Lopez into the robot so that the two can gain respect from the others. However, Dos.0 betrays Lopez and the Reds and uses it to attack the simulation soldiers. During the fight, Donut uses a transporter grenade to teleport the robot over a minefield destroying it. Later, Lopez takes Dos.0's body and mocks him.

Blue Team[edit]

The Blue Team, from left to right: Tucker (Aqua), Tex (Black), Epsilon-Church (the monitor), Sheila (the tank), Alpha-Church (Cobalt) and Caboose (Blue).

Church[edit]

  • Full Name: Leonard L. Church
  • Alternate Name: Alpha, Epsilon
  • Voice Actor: Burnie Burns
  • AI Fragment: Full AI (as Alpha) Memory (as Epsilon)
  • Armor Color: Cobalt; White as an AI
  • Appearances: Season 1-6 (as Alpha) 7-present (as Epsilon)
  • Status: Deleted (as Alpha) Active (as Epsilon)

Private Leonard Church is voiced by Burnie Burns, co-creator and main writer of the series. He is from Texas and the de facto leader of the Blood Gulch Blue Team, a group of soldiers engaged in a futuristic civil war against the Red Team. Rooster Teeth often uses Church, who has an irate disposition,[3] to advance the plot by managing the situation at hand.[4] To provide a twist in character development, Burns decided to kill Church early in the series and have him return as a "ghost." In Chapter 16 of Reconstruction, Washington tells Church that he is the Alpha AI from which the other Freelancer Program AIs originated, stating "There is no such thing as ghosts." In this setting, as in Halo canon, smart AIs are based on an actual person. In this case, Church was based on the director of Project Freelancer, the original Dr. Leonard Church. At the end of Reconstruction, Church is caught up in an EMP blast and deleted. Burns has confirmed that Alpha-Church truly dies in the EMP. At the end of Chapter 15 of Reconstruction, it is revealed Epsilon was not deleted, but instead stored at Freelancer Command. Washington gives the unit to Caboose and instructs the him to turn him over to the authorities. In the final chapter, Caboose manages to save Epsilon from an incoming EMP wave. Caboose is shown to have taken Epsilon's container to safety at Blue Base.

It is revealed in Chapter 4 of Recreation that Caboose is attempting to combine Epsilon with Tex's body and parts of Sheila to create a "super best friend", but has so far been unsuccessful. In the Red Team's hologram room Epsilon takes the appearance of Delta and speaks to Caboose. Later, Caboose transfers Epsilon into a round artifact, and as Epsilon recovers his memories, he becomes known as Epsilon-Church. Epsilon-Church has residual memories of the original Church, therefore inheriting his voice and personality. However, his memories of Alpha's life on Blood Gulch are limited to the stories that Caboose had told him. In his new body, a floating sphere, he possesses some form of telekinesis and a deadly laser.

In Revelation, it is revealed that Epsilon-Church is suffering from periodic memory flashes of his past life, and they becoming more frequent. This causes Epsilon-Church to lead Caboose to a Freelancer facility, where he brings Tex back to life from his memories. Epsilon-Church then transfers himself into a new human-like robot body, whose armor is the same color as the old Church's. He then confronts Tex in his new body after she brutally beats the Reds and Tucker, only for her to start beating him over the head with his old body. He later accompanies Tex to another Freelancer base, where, to his surprise, Tex shoots him, so as to activate his recovery beacon, drawing Washington and The Meta to them. The Meta then captures her in a storage unit, and after the battle, Church enters the unit to retrieve her. Trapped inside the Epsilon Unit, he relives his memories of Blood Gulch and waits for Tex's return. After reuniting with Tex and living in the memory of both the Blue and Red teams for a while, he decides to forget her to find inner peace. Caboose brings him out of the memory unit immediately after he lets Tex go. It is then revealed that Carolina helped them rescue Epsilon-Church and needs his help to kill the director. In Season 10 Epsilon appears to suffer from rampancy, often becoming enraged and acting more like The Director than Church.. Church is also known for carrying a Sniper Rifle throughout the series, though he is a terrible shot, and at one point cannot hit a soldier standing a few feet away with a pistol. In another instance, he manages to hit The Meta with a sniper rifle after the shot ricochets off several walls, to which Washington responds "It only counts if you call it".

In Project Freelancer, Epsilon was originally the AI partner of Agent Washington at the start of the program. Epsilon is somewhat infamous among the soldiers of Project Freelancer, as he is revealed to be the first AI to break down, and all plans for future AIs were put on hiatus because of Epsilon. During the process of acquiring more AI from the Alpha, the heavy stress and torture forced it to sever the memory portion of itself for self-preservation. This is the reason that Epsilon went insane, as it contained all of the memories of the Alpha. When Epsilon was implanted in Washington, it began to replay the memories of the torture in his mind, and essentially committed suicide. It was quickly removed and supposedly deleted. This event left Washington scarred, and his personality became more serious. It also left Washington fully aware of Alpha's torture, and he refused to put another AI in his head, as he is did not know if he could keep it a secret from another program.

Tucker[edit]

  • Full Name: Lavernius Tucker
  • Voice Actor: Jason Saldaña
  • Armor Color: Aqua
  • Appearances: Season 1-present
  • Status: Alive

Private First Class[1] Lavernius Tucker is voiced by Jason Saldaña. Tucker debuted alongside Church in Episode 1. He almost never gets to use the Sniper Rifle, which is a running gag. In Season 5, Episode 94, he finally manages to get one, only to unintentionally shoot Tex. Tucker is also known for always talking about women and uttering the catchphrase "bow chicka bow wow" at every available opportunity. Tucker appears to have excellent sight, as he was able to see that Sister was a female from across the canyon. He claims it is because he never gets to use the Sniper Rifle. In Season 3, Tucker finds an Energy Sword, which only works for him and it becomes his signature weapon. At one point The Alien impregnates Tucker with a parasitic embryo, and he gives birth to Junior. His armor also gets coated with a "black stuff" whenever he goes through a teleporter, which is a continuous source of frustration, even causing him to be confused for Tex in Revelation. In Season 3, it is suggested that he is Black, but when asked by Church he finds the question offensive.

After the Blood Gulch Chronicles, it is stated that Tucker and Junior were recruited as ambassadors between the humans and aliens, and transferred to a desert. He makes a brief voice appearance in Reconstruction, calling Freelancer Command and requesting help with his mission in the desert, only to be ignored by the Reds. He is shown to be a capable soldier, and even Sarge admits to this. In Recreation, he single-handedly fends off C.T.'s team, and in Revelation, he stabs The Meta with his sword in the final fight. In Season 11 of Red vs Blue, Tucker is shown to still have his sword despite having stabbed the Meta with it in the final fight, because the sword de-activates after a few moments of non-contact with Tucker's hand, a mechanism apparently designed to make sure the weapon couldn't be used by a thief, a comic moment is when after Church tries to locate Tex in Caboose's mind in episode 100, Church starts to tell Tucker that the sword only works for him, before stopping mid sentence, stating that Caboose couldn't understand that the sword would only work for Tucker.

Caboose[edit]

  • Full Name: Michael J. Caboose
  • Voice Actor: Joel Heyman
  • Armor Color: Blue
  • Appearances: Season 1-present
  • Status: Alive

Private Michael J. Caboose is voiced by Joel Heyman. Caboose first appears in Episode 3 of Season 1 as a new recruit for the Blue Team. According to the backstory released by Rooster Teeth, Caboose is the youngest in a large family. He apparently joined the Blue Army by mistake; he thought he was signing up for a study abroad program in France. Caboose is from the Moon (Southern Colony #6) and is portrayed as one of the more eccentric characters in the series.

Consistently shown to be mentally abnormal, his behavior varies from merely somewhat dim-witted in Season 1 to almost completely divorced from reality from Season 3 onward. This is most likely due to Omega ('O'Malley') possessing him in Season 1 and permanently damaging his mental faculties after he left. Additionally, it is stated that Tucker and Church once "rebooted" his armor, causing his life support systems to shut down - including his oxygen supply. It is implied that Caboose suffered brain damage from oxygen deprivation.

His unusual behavior frequently earns him scorn and disrespect from the other characters. It is a running gag that he injures or kills anyone that he attempts to help. In the original series, he killed Alpha-Church with the Blue Team's tank, Sheila. In Reconstruction, Washington finds him in a military stockade, apparently for accidentally killing several squad-mates. Later in Reconstruction, in an attempt to stop Agent South, Church tells Caboose to "help her", resulting in Caboose immediately shooting her. In the first few series Caboose falls in love with Sheila the tank, but loses her when Lopez comes into the picture. Despite his shortcomings, he is arguably the most genuinely loyal character and frequently displays above-average physical strength, which Church and Tucker describe as "God's way of compensating". In Reconstruction, he has an uncharacteristically smart idea to get into Freelancer Command by using captured Freelancer vehicles, stating "they can't see inside of a tank".

Oddly enough, whenever Church possesses Caboose (allowing viewers to see inside Caboose's mind), Caboose's mental representation of himself seems completely sane and reasonable, like a calmer version of how he acted in his first few episodes before he was taken over by O'Malley. A few episodes take place partly in Caboose's mind, and it is shown that he pays little attention to what some of Red Team look and act like. For example, Sarge spoke like a pirate, Grif was originally yellow, Simmons was called Simon, Donut was a girl, and Sister was Church's twin brother. Delta also appeared as a memory after briefly residing in Caboose's suit. Caboose is also responsible for bringing Epsilon-Church to Valhalla and later the desert area in hopes of getting a new best friend.

In part due to positive early fan reaction, Burnie Burns, the main writer for the series, focused the storyline on Caboose and Donut (Dan Godwin), the Red Team's rookie. In an early episode of the Rooster Teeth Podcast, Joel Heyman, Caboose's voice actor, revealed that his motivation for the character was that Caboose is "the only character who is aware that he's in a video game."

Sheila[edit]

  • Full Name: M808V Main Battle Tank, later D77-TC Pelican Dropship, originally F.I.L.S.S (Freelancer Integrated Logistics and Security System)
  • Voice Actor: Yomary Cruz
  • Armor Color: Gun-Metal Green
  • Appearances: Season 1-6, 8-10
  • Status: Inactive

Sheila, originally named F.I.L.S.S. (Freelancer Integrated Logistics and Security System, pronounced "Phyllis"), is the AI of the Blue team's tank. She is usually friendly and cheerful, but sometimes defensive. Early on in Season 1, she is driven by Caboose, who targets and kills his teammate, Church. This was due to a disabled Friendly Fire protocol. Sheila is bombed out of action by an airstrike early in the Season 1, but is later repaired by Tex.

Sheila shows some indications of liking Caboose. However, in the middle of Season 2, she falls in love with Lopez, much to Caboose's dislike. Later, the two attempt to lead a robot revolution against the humans in response to perceived abuse that they have received, like being constantly blown up and possessed by ghosts. This idea stemmed from Church's attempt to deter them from doing so. After O'Malley kidnaps Lopez, she starts assisting the teams again.

Sheila remains behind on Blood Gulch while the Reds and Blues leave to pursue O'Malley through the teleporter. After a brief conversation with a "time-traveling" Church, Sheila powers down. She is the source of the distress signal that the Reds hear in Season 3. A deleted scene from Season 4 confirms that she sent out the distress signal with a disguised voice. In addition, all of the Reds except Sarge see her drive past Red Base. When Sarge demotes Simmons for his talk about "imaginary" tanks, she helps Simmons attempt his revenge on the Reds, and is unable to recognize the team as her enemies due to faltering memory units. In a deleted scene from Season 4, she expresses dissatisfaction when Church collects all the vehicles available to the Blue Base in Blood Gulch, while Church perceives her reaction as jealousy.

In Season 5, Church notes that Sheila has been acting aggressive lately and saying "random threatening things." Church inquires to Tex if O'Malley, an evil AI, could be possessing Sheila. Sheila is then shut down in order to find out what was wrong with her, right before she is able to tell Caboose who O'Malley was possessing. Tex explained that the tank was far too damaged to be reactivated, so they decided to transfer Sheila's AI into the ship that Sister had arrived in. She is pleasantly surprised by the roominess of her new home, and later tells Caboose that O'Malley has moved into the Blue leader (Captain Flowers). Her tank body is then taken over by the AI Gary. Later they link the ship up to the tank and she locks Gary behind a firewall.

She is believed to be destroyed when Andy explodes inside the ship in the final episode of the Blood Gulch Chronicles. However, it is revealed in Reconstruction that Sheila survived the explosion and is still present within the crashed ship at Outpost 17-B. As a result of the explosion, she is damaged and functions at minimal capacity, stuttering when speaking. Later in Relocated Caboose is seen taking parts from the ship.

Caboose tells the other Blues in Episode 54 that Andy knew Sheila from a previous encounter. Rooster Teeth stated that Andy was originally to be Sheila's ex-boyfriend, but this idea was not used.[5] It was told on the Rooster Teeth Podcast[when?] that actress Brittany Murphy was considered for the role of Sheila, but she declined.

In Project Freelancer, she assisted the Director on the flagship Mother of Invention and various other freelancer bases. She is apparently a close companion of the Freelancers as they greet her upon returning from missions. One subroutine becomes Sheila the tank. In Revelation she occupies an abandoned Freelancer facility where the Reds and Blues travel. After constantly being called Sheila, she begins to respond to that name as well. In Season 10 in the present day, the same abandoned facility had become Director's hideout. There she spends her days constantly repeating a video of Allison. After Carolina and Church left the Director, he ordered F.I.L.S.S. to delete everything, including her, except the video. Before deletion, they both express the honor of serving each other.

Junior[edit]

  • Full Name: Lavernius Tucker Jr[6]
  • Voice Actor: Jason Saldaña[5]
  • Armor Color: Aqua and Blue
  • Appearances: Season 4-5
  • Status: Unknown

Junior is the result of the Alien supposedly impregnating Tucker, with a parasitic embryo. In Episode 77, his voice is first heard. In Season 5, he causes havoc in the Blue Base and Doc feeds him with some of Caboose's blood off-screen. Junior first appears in Episode 80, and is a mini-version of the Alien, with cyan and blue armor. Its existence frustrates Church who threatens to kill it multiple times. In Episode 84, the creature is introduced to Tucker, its "father". Tucker slowly becomes accustomed to this role, even snapping back at Church when he refers to it in a flippant manner. In Episode 91, Tucker is heard to call him Junior, and in Episode 94, Junior mimics Tucker's catch phrase by saying "bow chicka honk honk". Later on, Junior is sent through the caves with Doc and Sister, where he is found by Captain Butch Flowers, who at the time was possessed by O'Malley. According to Episode 97, Junior is part of "The great prophecy" and is to be the savior of the Alien. The villains, however, intend to use him to control the Aliens. It is later implied that the whole prophecy was largely fictitious.

Junior was taken onto the ship that Tex used to blast off from Blood Gulch, which exploded. However, the ship was later found crashed in Valhalla with no sign of either Junior or anyone else on board. The footage found on the Pelican implies that the Other Alien escaped with Junior before the Pelican crashed. In Recreation, however, Tucker mentions that Junior is with him and together they act as ambassadors between the humans and Aliens. Despite this, Junior does not make an appearance.

Rooster Teeth released a video detailing how Junior was filmed at such a small size, it was included on the Season 5 DVD. According to the video, fans speculated upon an outside modification being used, but in reality the crew simply used forced perspective. In shots where Junior is standing next to other characters, the crew placed the Junior in the background of the shot and kept the feet of all the characters obscured so the distance between the characters was not noticeable. As Junior "grew", he was moved closer. In perspective shots where the characters looked down at Junior, the "camera" was simply positioned on top of the Warthog so that it was higher. In shots from Junior's perspective, the characters would then stand on top of the Warthog. Matt Hullum edited the image of a foot of one of the characters to look larger than it was, and positioned it next to Junior in perspective shots to make Junior look smaller than he really was.

Sister[edit]

  • Full Name: Kaikaina Grif[6]
  • Voice Actor: Rebecca Frasier
  • Armor Color: Yellow
  • Appearances: Season 5-6
  • Status: Unknown

In Episode 81, a door on the large ship that landed in Blood Gulch opens and Grif's sister is introduced. She is referred to as Sister by both teams. She tells the Reds she joined in order to be reunited with Grif, and that Command had sent her as a new recruit since one team member will be promoted to replace their deceased commanding officer. In Episode 84 it is revealed that she is color-blind, and thus enlisted in the Blue Army by mistake. In Episode 85, she is sent to the Blue Team to protect her from Sarge, who hates Blues. In the next episode the Blues give her an orientation but are interrupted by Tex firing on them. When Tex calms down, she expresses indignation at the fact that the Blue Team had acquired a new girl while she was absent. In Episodes 88-89, Tex and Sister have a private conversation while Church and Tucker discuss the consequences of having two girls on the team.

Soon after, Doc says that he needs to give her a physical due to her being a new soldier. Tucker is left jealous at the fact that Doc was giving her a physical while she was naked. Meanwhile, the Reds find some surveillance equipment and see her naked, which infuriates Grif but intrigues Sarge and Simmons, while Donut is interested in the room's decor. Later, Doc, Sister and Junior are sent into the caves. There they are held captive by a possessed Captain Flowers and the new Alien until O'Malley leaves Flowers's body in Episode 100. A running gag throughout her appearance is that she frequently make unbelievably ridiculous comments that prompt other characters to say "Wait, what?". Such includes comments about attempting Aspirin overdose, having the ability to ejaculate, having seven abortions, and giving the idea of raiding the supplies for morphine.

Sister is the only remaining Blue soldier in the canyon come Reconstruction. She apparently throws raves every night and refuses to give Washington information, believing he is a cop. In Episode 3 of Relocated, when Sarge calls Lopez to tell him to relocate to the new base, Lopez informs Sarge that he killed Sister and won the battle of Blood Gulch for the Reds. When Grif is informed that Sister is dead, he refuses to believe it, saying that she had previously survived being trapped under ice for three hours, and emerged pregnant.

Although Rebecca Frasier was a good friend of the Rooster Teeth production crew, Burnie Burns intended to allow other women to audition for the role of Sister despite the pressure of the other members. He notes two other girls auditioned for the role before Frasier was given her chance, but when she began auditioning the team made something of a joke out of the audition, slipping in increasingly more vulgar lines to see how far Frasier would go before refusing to read them. Upon realizing she had no such limits, Frasier was cast as Sister and the role was re-written as a far more promiscuous character to fit with the lines she had read in the audition.[7]

Freckles[edit]

  • Full Name: Freckles
  • Voice Actor: Shane Newville
  • Armor Color: Gun-Metal Green
  • Appearances: Season 11
  • Status: Unknown

Freckles is a HRUNTING/YGGDRASIL Mark IX that was activated by Caboose, who of which later took him as a pet. After the Reds and Blues crash land in an unknown location, Caboose becomes depressed over Epsilon's departure and goes for a walk to better himself. During his walk, Caboose comes across a strange echo and soon discovers a large robot behind piles of debris. He became excited upon finding it and successfully makes him functional. In episode 6, Caboose introduces his new pet "Freckles" to the Reds and Blues. When they see him, the teams are clearly terrified and Freckles prepares to attack Grif and Simmons, but stops when Caboose orders him not to. In episode 7, Dos.0 warns the Red Team about Freckles, explaining that it has an advanced camouflage system that it uses to ensnare enemies.

Project Freelancer[edit]

Project Freelancer, from left to right: The Counselor, Four Seven Niner, Maine, North, South, Carolina, York, Wash, C.T., Wyoming, Florida, the Director and Tex.

The mysterious Freelancer program is mentioned numerous times throughout Red vs. Blue. Not much is known about the program, and its often questionable actions. It was one of the many programs trying to create the 'magic bullet' to win the Great War. At its conception, the program was designed to create a unit of exemplary soldiers, hiring 49 participant members. These members were all given codenames after the states of the USA (this excludes Florida who turns out to be Butch Flowers of Blue Team). Not all agents have appeared in the series, but the ones who have are predominantly referred to by their codenames. Each member was also given an armor enhancement to give them more advantages in the field. The unit was also split into smaller divisions, with the first being assigned a partner AI for each member.

According to Delta and Washington, the program was largely experimental, and they experimented in copying several AIs from the original AI, Alpha, since they were only given one AI. They eventually discovered this couldn't be done, so they repeatedly tortured Alpha until it was forced to separate itself into fragments, in order to protect itself.[8] These fragments were then converted into the current Freelancer AIs. Each AI had unique traits, as the fragment represented different parts of the human mind the Alpha was based on; for example, Epsilon being the Alpha's memory, Delta being its logic, Sigma being its creativity and Omega being its anger. The program then put its agents under various other experiments with their AIs to see how they performed; for example, the siblings North and South Dakota were partnered, and North received an AI while South did not. The operative known as Carolina, received two AIs. The AI fragments began to regard their benefactor, Alpha, as a messianic figure and eventually some of the AIs attempted to break into the lab where it was being held. As a result, Washington states that the Alpha (who is later revealed to be Church) was sent to Sidewinder, and, after Tex killed the Blue team there, Blood Gulch, the most remote locations that Project Freelancer could think of.

In Revelation, it is revealed that Red and Blue armies and outposts were created by Project Freelancer for the sole purpose of training Freelancers in live combat situations as well as test experimental weaponry. As a result, the Red and Blue armies consist only of incompetent or unwanted soldiers who would not be missed by the regular armed forces.

After several disasters, including the breakdown of the Epsilon AI and the rampancy of the Omega AI, the program was forced to cancel the AI part of the program. The other divisions did not receive partner AIs, and most of the AIs in the first division were removed and apparently destroyed, in the Recovery One mini-series, it is revealed that they were in fact recovered and stored.[9] Some time later, the program has undergone more changes. While still known as Project Freelancer, operatives working for the unit are now referred to as Recovery agents and it is unknown how many members of the original project remain. One member of the original project, York, is shown to be unemployed, while agents Wyoming and Tex operate as private mercenaries. Other agents, such as Washington, North, and South, still work for the program, and North and York both retain their AIs. In Reconstruction The Meta is searching for all the AI units and killing the other freelancers. Washington is sent to recovery beacons to retrieve AI before The Meta can. He is selected due to his refusal to allow himself to be implanted with an AI. His refusal is originally explained to be due to his trauma from previous AI experience, when in reality he is trying to keep AI away from his mind to hide the fact that he gained many of Epsilon's memories, memories of the torture done to Alpha.

The project is overseen by the Director, who Washington claims is responsible for everything that happened to the Alpha and all the events that followed. Recently, the Director was the subject of a criminal investigation. This is the result from an investigation which discovered the torture of Alpha. The investigation was launched by another unseen character known as the Chairman. Though eventually, in an ironic twist of fate, Project Freelancer was ultimately brought down by the Reds and Blues.

The Director[edit]

  • Full Name: Dr. Leonard L. Church
  • Voice Actor: John Marshall Reed
  • Appearance: White male, with black hair with grey streaks, black goatee, green eyes, wears black square full frame glasses
  • Appearances: Season 6, 9-10
  • Status: Deceased

The Director is the head of Project Freelancer, and is responsible for most of the scenarios that the Red and Blue armies encounter. He and the Chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee are heard in the introductions of the Reconstruction chapters, alternating in a series of messages. He apparently uses both armies as test subjects for his experiments. His own forces wear white armor and run the Command Center that the armies call for missions. Throughout Reconstruction, he was suspected by the Chairman of wrongdoing with his experiments and underwent a criminal investigation for his misuse of military property and the Alpha AI, leading to a warrant for his arrest. In the epilogue, it was revealed that the Director is the original Leonard Church, and the AI Church was based on his own mind. He is haunted by memories of Allison, a woman he loved who died many years ago, and that he inadvertently implanted his memories of her into another AI, Beta, which became Tex.

The Director is shown in person during the flashbacks in Season 9 and Season 10. However, his face is almost always obscured, and he wears a pair of glasses. The Director is shown to be a very strict and unforgiving commander, who is quick to punish failure and deliberately seeds rivalry among the Freelancers. He also shows a lack of concern for the safety of his soldiers, often caring more about the experimental equipment they are using rather than their lives. This attitude and his actions have caused many of the Freelancers, such as Tex, Washington, Carolina, and C.T., to utterly despise him.

In Season 10, in the present day, he creates more copies of Tex, claiming he can get it right this time. During the finale of Season 10, he is seen viewing Alison's last video on repeat, and he removes his glasses, revealing he has the same green eyes as Carolina. He asks Carolina to leave her pistol. He then locks himself in the facility and picks up the pistol, implying he committed suicide. In addition to having the same eyes as Carolina, the Director's last words to her are "You were my greatest creation" although she has already walked away at this point. Epsilon mistakes this and believes the Director is talking to him, but the Director corrects him, meaning he was indeed talking to Carolina. This strongly implies that Leonard Church is Carolina's father, and—based on evidence from later in the episode—it is also inferred that Allison is her mother. It is heavily implied that after being given Carolina's pistol, he committed suicide while still watching the video of Allison.

The Counselor[edit]

  • Full Name: Unknown
  • Voice Actor: Asaf Ronen
  • Appearance: African-American Male, short hair
  • Appearances: Season 6, 9-10
  • Status: Alive

The Counselor, is a high-ranking member of the Freelancer Project.

The Counselor first appears in a flashback during Part 4 of Recovery One, where he interrogates Agent Washington about the failure of the Epsilon AI and informs him he is a candidate for Recovery. His next appearance is in Reconstruction, where he appears on a monitor and interrogates Pvt. Henderson before speaking to Agent Washington about The Meta. He also speaks briefly with Washington in Chapter 19 and attempts to negotiate with The Meta. He is also seen during a flashback in Recreation debriefing Donut after his transfer from Blood Gulch. He typically speaks in a very soft voice, and tries to calm those he is speaking to. The Counselor appears in the flashback portions of Season 9 and Season 10 where he frequently advises against some of the Director's more erratic actions, but is usually ignored, the Director even going so far as saying "Shut up Counselor".

Vic[edit]

  • Alternate Names: Vickory,[1] Vic Jr.
  • Full Name: Virtual Intelligent Computer v20
  • Voice Actor: Randall Glass (episode 10); Burnie Burns thereafter
  • Appearances: Season 1-5, 9
  • Status: Unknown

Vic, also known as Vic Jr., is an AI that works for command whose computer terminal is located under Blood Gulch. He takes the personality of a sardonic and frequently unhelpful communications officer. Unknown to either team, he serves as a contact for both the Blue and Red Teams. Tucker eventually discovers this, when he accidentally intercepts a communication between Sarge and Vic. However, no member of either team believes Tucker, and he is knocked unconscious shortly after he makes the discovery. Vic then contacts Sarge and warns him against listening to what Tucker says. Vic works with O'Malley to some degree, and O'Malley hires Wyoming to kill Tucker in order to preserve the secret that Red and Blue are the same.

Vic Jr. originally appears at the end of Episode 71, when Church accidentally contacts him via radio, and he claims to be a descendant of the original Vic. Donut wonders how Vic was able to have descendants, as he had previously mentioned his vasectomy. Toward the beginning of Season 5, Church attempted to contact Vic Jr. for reinforcements, but Vic was not at his post and his message box turned out to be full after a lengthy and nonsensical set of instructions. He later contacted Church, telling him to immediately attack the Red base, going through the caves, then hanging up before Church could get any more information. Not long after, he is contacted by the Reds, but hangs up when he notices Simmons arriving at the surveillance console in the caverns. Simmons, unaware of who Sarge was talking to, says that Vic Jr. must be in the caverns somewhere. In Episode 99, Flowers is seen standing in front of the computer screen talking to Vic Jr. He appears in an alternate ending, where Sarge calls him for reinforcements. Vic Jr. tells Sarge that he ruined the plan by destroying the ship, making Sarge destroy the underground computer in anger.

Vic behaves like an annoying, ineffective technical support guy, constantly calling people "dude" and often offering obtuse and unhelpful advice and biting insults. Burnie Burns notes that Vic was portrayed as over-the-top annoying from Episode 20 so the character would be memorable to viewers.[2]

Burnie Burns notes that the mystery surrounding Vic and Vic Jr. was deliberately left unexplained, as the crew felt that sufficient information had been given already for fans to draw their own conclusions. Based on information discovered by the main characters towards the end of Revelation, it is implied that Vic and Vic Jr. are the same, and Vic simply pretended he was his own descendant to fool the Red and Blue teams into thinking they were in the future.[7]

Four Seven Niner[edit]

  • Full Name: Unknown
  • Voice Actor: Lee Eddy
  • Appearances: Season 9-10
  • Status: Alive

Four Seven Niner is a pilot working with Project Freelancer. She first appears in the trailer for Season 9, flying a Pelican, trying to get the injured Maine to treatment. The medical station "Angel On My Shoulder", repeatedly denies her clearance to dock and tells her to throttle down, but she is persistent and is eventually allowed to proceed at the request of the Director. Throughout Season 9 and Season 10, Four Seven Niner escorts the Freelancers on numerous missions and performs multiple extractions.

Four Seven Niner is shown to be sarcastic and free-thinking. When Carolina remarks that she is late for extraction, she responds by saying Carolina could take it out of her tip. In their proceeding escape on the Pelican, she responds to Agent South's complaints by sealing the pilot door in her face. She also despises AI, believing that they use their superior abilities to steal jobs from humans. However, she is quick to accept Delta when he admits that he does not know how to fly a Pelican.

Freelancer Agents[edit]

The soldiers, mostly called Freelancers, are highly trained elite special ops soldiers for Project Freelancer, and are sent on the most dangerous missions. Their callsigns are based on the fifty states of America.

Tex[edit]

  • Full Name: Allison
  • Codename: Texas, Beta
  • Voice Actor: Kathleen Zuelch; Burnie Burns while in use of her voice filter
  • Armor Color: Black
  • Armor Ability: Cloaking, Superhuman Strength
  • Implanted AI: Omega
  • Appearances: Season 1-6, 8-10
  • Status: Deceased

Freelancer Tex, also known as Beta, is voiced by Burnie Burns in her initial appearance, and Kathleen Zuelch thereafter. Of the eight main characters, Tex was the last to appear, not debuting until Episode 10. Though she is associated with the Blue Team, she is not an official member, but rather a mercenary "paid" to help them. Her back story with Project Freelancer and previous affiliation with fellow Blue Team member Church are key elements in the plot. Her first name is Allison, but her nickname is Tex, based on her codename from Project Freelancer. With her Special Operations training, she is the most lethal member of the Blood Gulch cast, and especially so while she is still implanted with the Omega AI. Despite her skill, she is shown to comparatively lacking in endurance and durability as seen in Chapter 19 of Revelation in which her combat ability diminished significantly after taking a bullet, whereas The Meta and Washington were both shown to hold up despite similar, if not worse, injuries.

Tex escapes in a ship at the end of Blood Gulch Chronicles, with Andy, Sheila, Gamma, and Omega. This ship crashes in Reconstruction and The Meta steals her as well as Gamma and Omega. Tex is later deleted in the EMP blast set by Washington.

She briefly reappeared in the trailer of Recreation along with Church, as a narrator, but does not appear in the series proper.

In Revelation, Epsilon-Church comes across a new robot body made for Tex in an abandoned facility and uses her memories to recreate Tex, this version of Tex is dubbed Epsilon-Tex by Rooster Teeth. Her adeptness in combat is fully demonstrated in Revelation, wherein she mercilessly and repeatedly pummels Sarge, Simmons, Grif and Tucker, without a scratch to show for it. Later Epsilon-Church reveals that Tex was a by-product of the creation of the Alpha. manifested from the Director's memories of her long-lost friend, Allison, in the form of another seemingly fully formed AI. Because all the Director could remember of Allison was her death, Tex is always doomed to fail just as victory is in her grasp. Epsilon-Tex is later imprisoned in a capture unit by The Meta resulting in Epsilon going in to find her. While trapped with Epsilon-Church in the capture unit, Epsilon deletes her by saying "I forget you", not wishing to let her live a life of never ending failures.

In Season 9 in the past storyline, she joins Project Freelancer as a Master Captain, but shortly rises through the Freelancer ranks and takes the top spot over Carolina, which would create a volatile rivalry.

In Season 10, Church and Carolina return to the facility looking to kill the Director, when it was revealed that the Director had kept trying to recreate Tex and instead had created dozens of angered Tex copies.

Washington[edit]

  • Full Name: David (last name unknown)
  • Codename: Washington
  • Voice Actor: Shannon McCormick
  • Armor Color: Steel with Yellow Trim; Cobalt with Yellow Trim
  • Armor Ability: EMP Blast, Healing Unit ( Obtained from York)
  • Implanted AI: Epsilon (removed)
  • Appearances: Season 6-present
  • Status: Alive (Presumed dead by the UNSC)

A former member of Project Freelancer and current member of Blue team as of season 8, Washington is infamous for an incident in his past where his AI, Epsilon, malfunctioned while still in his system. According to Washington, Epsilon's mind allegedly broke down and the AI would later "commit suicide" while still in Washington's head. This left his sanity questionable and as a result of the accident, Washington distrusts AI constructs and refuses to allow them to be placed in his system (it is later revealed in Reconstruction that his refusal is due to his fear of another AI discovering the memories of Alpha's torture that Washington acquired through Epsilon). His commanders then sent him on a mission to retrieve AIs from their dead hosts, knowing full well he would not place them in his system.

He is the main protagonist of the mini-series Recovery One. He is also a major character in Reconstruction where he assists the Red and Blue teams in stopping The Meta. He was imprisoned by the UNSC afterward but was offered freedom in exchange for the retrieval of the Epsilon AI, causing him to side against the Red and Blue teams for most of Revelation. However, upon capturing a copy of the Tex AI, The Meta betrays Washington in order to pursue his original goal of gaining the full Alpha AI. Wash is subsequently injured by The Meta and saved by the Red and Blue teams. He fakes his death and joins the Blue Team, wearing Church's armor with his original yellow trim, so as to not be caught by authorities, as his mission failed.

In Season 10 it is revealed that he essentially replaces Church on the Blue Team and even takes the name of Church and is Caboose's best friend, which enrages Epsilon-Church. Throughout the season he is loyal to Carolina despite not agreeing with most of her methods, but he soon begins to see the Reds and Blues as his friends rather than incompetent soldiers as Carolina does. When Carolina threatens them for abandoning the mission, he puts a gun to her head and threatens her, having had enough of her actions. He later joins the Reds and Blues on the attack on the Director's base. In Chapter 6 of Season 10 he was shown without his helmet, however only the back of his head was shown, revealing that he has blonde hair.

In Season 11, Wash assumes command of Blue Team when Epsilon Church left with Carolina to find low-level soldiers who have stolen Project Freelancer equipment. In Episode 18, The Reds and Blues are attacked by an unknown force. Washington sacrifices himself and orders Freckles to collapse the cave leading to the Republic base and is knocked out and captured by Locus seconds later.

Washington has a habit of exaggerating, one such event was when Caboose and Washington, while fighting The Meta, take cover behind a wall. When told to throw a spike grenade at The Meta, Caboose instead throws it into the wall between them, prompting Washington to say "That was the worst throw ever..... of all time". This leads to other "That was the worst throw ever... of all time" gags. In the flashbacks of Season 9 and Season 10 he is shown to be naive and neurotic, much like the Reds and Blues. However the encounter with Epsilon hardened him, making him a considerably more serious and skilled character throughout The Recollection.

Although Washington is not as skilled in combat as higher-ranked freelancers such as Carolina, he is nevertheless a formidable opponent in a fight, being able to battle Tex and The Meta. However, in the flashbacks, it is revealed that he only ranked sixth out of the top eight Freelancers, which prompts York to joke that Washington is the "second worst" fighter in their squad.

Wyoming[edit]

  • Full Name: Reginald (last name unknown)
  • Voice Actor: Matt Hullum
  • Armor Color: White
  • Armor Ability: Temporal Distortion
  • Implanted AI: Gamma
  • Appearances: Season 3-5, 9-10
  • Status: Deceased

A ruthless mercenary with a British accent—his character profile on the DVDs states his place of birth as "somewhere British"[10]Wyoming is initially hired by O'Malley to kill Tucker, who discovered that Red and Blue are the same. Like Tex, Wyoming was a member of Project Freelancer.

Wyoming has a habit of giving an insincere "sorry" to his victims just prior to killing them,[11] but, in one instance, retracts this apology when Tex complains to him that he destroyed her alien ship.[12] He also is never shown getting agitated, showing no signs of annoyance when he can't spot his target during an assassination - instead, he seems impressed.Wyoming is fond of knock-knock jokes,a trait he passed on to his AI Gamma.

Wyoming has an armor enhancement, which he first uses while attacking the Blues. He continually loops a particular stretch of time in order to modify events in his favor. His use of the time looping is discovered by Tucker, who eventually lulls Wyoming into complacency and stabs him with a sword early in the loop, killing him. However, he and Church quickly discovered that, several copies of Wyoming were created as a result of the loop. In the resulting chaos the Reds attacked the Wyomings, leaving only one alive. The final Wyoming is then dispatched by Tex. Tex then uses Wyoming's helmet to obtain coordinates for the ship in which she later escapes. The helmet is believed to be destroyed along with everybody else when the ship appears to explode. However, in Reconstruction it is revealed that the ship crashed landed in Outpost-17B (Valhalla) and Wyoming's armor enhancement was taken by The Meta.

In the Season 9 flashbacks he is seen being fighting Tex along with Maine and York in a training session where the three are beaten repeatedly by Tex. In the last round of eight, all of which Tex won, he and Maine use live ammo, Wyoming even manages to hit her during the fight, but they are still beaten. He is depicted without his helmet in Chapter 6 of Season 10, revealing he has black hair and a handlebar mustache. Wyoming is depicted as a sniper and has a careful style of attack. He is implied to be the first one attacked by a crazed Maine, however he manages to evade death and the removal of his AI.

The auditions for Wyoming are described by the cast as "terrible", almost every cast member auditioned for the role doing various accents-for example, Joel Heyman performed a Cockney accent, Burnie Burns an Australian accent-and eventually Matt Hullum's British accent was chosen because everything else was so bad.[13]

York[edit]

  • Full Name: Unknown
  • Codename: New York
  • Voice Actor: Sean Duggan
  • Armor Color: Tan with White Trim
  • Armor Ability: Healing Unit
  • Implanted AI: Delta
  • Appearances: Miniseries: Out of Mind, Season 9-10
  • Status: Deceased

Agent New York, referred to as York, is another member of the AI experimental program. York is an infiltration specialist who seems to have become unemployed since the program closed down. Somewhere in the past his left eye was severely injured in an attempt to defeat Tex while Omega was still implanted in her. Despite his armor's healing unit, his eye did not heal, nor did it later save his life.

He is found by Tex during Part 3 of the miniseries Out of Mind, trying to break into a store. It is revealed that he still had Delta. Here he accepts Tex's proposal of infiltrating Omega's base. At the end of Out of Mind, he and Tex attempt a raid on Omega's base. The two are caught in a firefight against Wyoming and two of his minions. As the two scramble for cover, York is shot twice in the chest by Wyoming, and Delta reports that the bullets were fatal. The AI stays with York and manages to trick Wyoming with a hologram of Tex. Delta chooses to stay with York until his death, rather than go with Tex, appearing to perish with him as the armor shuts down. The healing unit in his armor would later be retrieved, along with Delta, by Washington.

He appears in the trailer for Season 9, where he removes his helmet, revealing the broken eye, and brown/red hair. This marks him as the first character aside from Vic/Vic Jr. to have his face fully revealed. In Season 9, the origin of his eye wound is revealed. During the paintball fight with Tex, a live grenade meant for Tex is detonated next to him. He is also shown to have some kind of relationship with Carolina, who inquires about his eye when he returns from the hospital. York is shown to have a sarcastic personality. For example, while attempting to organize his team against Tex in the training mission, he makes several sarcastic remarks when his suggestions are ignored. He is also the first Freelancer to officially receive an AI.

It was revealed that he met Carolina at a club, where she takes his lighter from him. During the raid on the Mother Of Invention where Texas attempted to retrieve the Alpha AI York sided with her, telling Carolina that he was 'doing the right thing', after having been told by his AI Delta of Alpha's torture. When facing Carolina York seemed hesitant to fight her and was quickly defeated by her while battling hand-to-hand in a zero gravity environment. Before leaving Carolina threw her cigarette lighter to York, something which brought York great sadness since he understood that she didn't expect to see him again. Whether this was because Carolina now considered York to be a traitor or because she didn't expect to survive her battle with Texas has been left unclear.

South[edit]

  • Full Name: Unknown
  • Full Codename: South Dakota
  • Voice Actor: Shana Merlin
  • Armor Color: Violet with Lime Green Trim
  • Armor Ability: Domed Energy Shield
  • Implanted AI: Originally none, later Delta (taken from York)
  • Appearances: Season 6, 9-10
  • Status: Deceased

South Dakota, referred to as South, is another member of the freelancer operation in which Tex, Wyoming, York and Washington enlisted. South signed up with her twin brother, who was appropriately given the codename North Dakota, or North. Unlike some of the other operatives, however, South was not given an AI partner; according to South, there was more than one group of soldiers for implantation, and after complications with the first group, specifically Washington himself, no more AIs were given to operatives in the next group, including South.[14] Later, Delta states she was part of an experiment alongside her brother, North, to analyze how some agents without AIs would respond to working with agents who did have AIs. She still, however, received an armor enhancement, able to create a domed energy shield. She had told Washington that this enhancement had been stolen, but this was not the case.

South's first appearance is in Part 2 of the mini-series Recovery One, where she is found by Washington alongside her deceased brother. South claims that she found North already dead when she arrived, and North's AI, Theta, was already missing. Washington is ordered by command to kill South, but instead keeps her with him, as he believes the Freelancers are being hunted and he could use help. As he dislikes having an AI implanted into himself, he resolves to giving South the Delta AI he had already recovered. When they encounter The Meta, she shoots him in the back so she can make an easier getaway from their enemy. She then radios command, and it is revealed she also operates under the codename Recovery Two, and that she was using Washington to draw out the enemy so that command could devise a strategy against it with the promise of an AI as a reward. She then refuses to return to base, flying away with Delta. Command threatens to locate her with other agents, but South claims she is more worried about something else.

In the opening episode of Reconstruction, South's whereabouts are listed on a communications screen as still unknown. A very much-alive Washington states his desire to hunt her down, and his superior states that they are not far from letting him, also feeling the sting of her betrayal, although Washington harbors some resentment towards Command as well, given that South was under their orders when she attacked him. In Chapter 4 South is shown to be following Washington, but unbeknownst to her, The Meta is as well. In the next Chapter, Washington receives a call from his commanders alerting him to the fact that South is in critical danger, as shown by a distress beacon sent by Delta. When Washington and the others arrive, they find South under heavy fire from The Meta, using her energy shield enhancement to protect herself. She then attempts to abandon Delta and her enhancement so she can escape. Caboose guns her down to stop her from escaping. After The Meta leaves, Washington interrogates her, according to Delta, South also betrayed her brother North much like how she had betrayed Washington. Delta says that there is a high probability she would betray them again, so Washington kills her.

Season 9 has featured South as an active operative under Project Freelancer, carrying out a mission with her brother North, during which they frequently employ a tag-team style of combat. She's much more impulsive in her actions, though, ignoring half of his advice, charging into most situations without thinking too far ahead, and much more eager to get her hands dirty. However, this same impulsive attitude often causes her to make bad decisions, forcing the Director to ban her from future missions. In Season 10, South is allowed to participate in missions again, though she is clearly bitter over the fact that she will not receive an AI like North did. During the revolt on the 'Mother of Invention', she blocked Tex's way and nearly killed her out of spite, but is stopped by her brother, who fights her.

South is thus far the third of the Freelancers and the first female to remove their helmet during the course of Season 9, the second being her brother North and the first being York. She is shown to be a blonde headed woman with what appears to be a large scar on her left cheek.

North[edit]

  • Full Name: Unknown
  • Codename: North Dakota
  • Voice Actor: John Erler[15]
  • Armor Color: Purple with Green Trim[16]
  • Armor Ability: Domed Energy Shield
  • Implanted AI: Theta
  • Appearances: Season 9-10
  • Status: Deceased

North Dakota, referred to as North, is South's twin brother, enlisting in the Freelancer Program at the same time. He is only seen before Season 9 after having been killed, offscreen, by The Meta, when Washington follows the distress signal sent out by North's armor. When Washington arrives, he finds North and South together, South having claimed that she had heard a cry from North and found him already deceased. Like York, North still had his AI partner, Theta, in his possession at the time of his death, but Washington and South surmise that it was stolen by his attacker. While surveying his dead body, South gives a lengthy spiel about growing up with North and how the two of them were both so alike in almost every way.

It is revealed in Reconstruction that South actually betrayed him in order to lure The Meta into stealing North's armor components, giving South the time she needed to flee. Delta claims she lured him into a position where he could be killed as opposed to killing him directly.

Season 9 has featured North as an active operative under Project Freelancer, carrying out a mission with his sister South, during which they frequently employ a tag-team style of combat, perfectly in sync with each other. He's much more methodical in his actions than his sister, attempting to rein her in by being her voice of reason, but he also appears to have no problem adapting to sudden changes in the plan. In Season 10, it is revealed that he was given Theta due to North's caring attitude and Theta's shyness.

North has provided an example of what happens when the enhanced armor abilities are utilized without the assistance of an AI unit. Applying a domed energy shield on top of a Pelican mid-flight to block oncoming missiles, North nearly knocks the ship out of the sky, almost cancelling out the crash he just prevented, and afterward collapses with his armor overheating. Wash later points out how dangerous such an action is, citing the vaguely dismal outcome of Agent Utah's similar actions as an example, implying the armor abilities are still in early experimental stages. In Season 10, Delta references the incident saying that the attempt had a 0.1% chance of success. He received an AI, Theta, who he supported and cared for like a little brother. Later he ended up fighting his sister aboard the 'Mother of Invention'.

North is the second of the Freelancer operatives to remove his helmet to show his actual face during the course of Season 9 (York was the first to do so in the trailer). He is a blonde man having recently sustained an injury to his left cheek during the mission. Interestingly, his sister, South, has a scar on her left cheek as well.

Maine[edit]

The Meta, shown with seven AI: (clockwise from top left) Delta (green), Sigma (orange), Gamma (blue), Omega (grey), Eta and Iota (yellow, it is revealed that they can join together), Theta (blue and red) and Tex (light grey).
  • Full Name: Unknown
  • Codename: Maine, The Meta
  • Voice Actor: Matt Hullum
  • Armor Color: White with Brown Trim (as The Meta), White with Orange Trim (as Maine)
  • Armor Ability: Originally Super Strength, later Domed Energy Shield (from North), Cloaking (from Tex), and Temporal Distortion (from Wyoming)
  • Implanted AI: Originally Sigma (from Carolina), later Eta and Iota (from Carolina), Theta (from North), Gamma (from Wyoming's helmet), Omega and Tex (from Tex), and Delta (from Caboose)
  • Appearances: Season 6-10
  • Status: Deceased

The Meta, the primary antagonist of the Recollection trilogy. It is later revealed that The Meta is a former Freelancer, Agent Maine. The Meta has an inability to speak due to an injury he sustained in earlier missions.

He first appears in Reconstruction as a mysterious character, who is hunting down Freelancers, killing them, and taking their equipment and AIs. He referred to as "The Meta" by Agent Washington and the Counselor, in reference to a cryptic message scratched into a wall of Outpost 17-B's Red base. He proves to be a capable foe for The Reds, Blue and Washington. Prior to the events of Reconstruction he managed to obtain seven AIs, and eventually obtains an eighth before losing them all when Washington sets off an EMP at Freelancer command.

In Revelation, The Meta is shown to be working with Washington. He is also shown to have difficulties using his armor enhancements due to the loss of his AIs. The Meta later captures Tex's AI and betrays Washington, using the captured Tex to power its cloaking field. Later, when the Reds and Blues attack, The Meta manages to fight them off, but Sarge tricks him and attaches a Warthog's tow-hook to his chest. Grif and Simmons push the Warthog over a nearby cliff. Sarge manages to dislodge the capture unit from The Meta's back just before he is pulled over the edge, where he falls to his death.

In the Season 9 and Season 10 flashbacks, Maine is shown to be less skilled in combat than other Freelancers such as Tex and Carolina, relying primarily on brute strength than precise skill. However, he more than makes up for this through his incredible endurance. He is consistently shown to continue fighting despite suffering injuries that would cripple, if not outright kill, anyone else. During one mission in Season 9, Maine took a sniper bullet to the chest and had an entire magazine of bullets emptied into his neck. It is this injury that is the reason why he cannot speak in other seasons.

In the flashbacks of Season 9, Agent Maine can be heard speaking briefly several times and possesses a very deep and rough voice. In Chapter 6 of Season 10, he is shown without his helmet, revealing that he is bald, the back of his head is clearly seen in Chapter 18 revealing that he has the "Meta" symbol tattooed on the back of his head. In Season 10, Carolina gave Maine her AI, Sigma, so he could communicate with the others after his throat injury. Sigma then conceives the idea that he can become The Meta, and in turn, corrupts Agent Maine. In the present day, Carolina believes the creation of The Meta was her fault, as it was her AI.

Carolina[edit]

  • Full Name: Unknown
  • Voice Actor: Jen Brown
  • Armor Color: Cyan with Silver Trim
  • Armor Ability: Chameleon Armor and Super Speed
  • Implanted AIs: Eta and Iota, later Epsilon
  • Appearances: Season 9-present
  • Status: Alive

Carolina was a female member of the experimental AI program, Project Freelancer. Unique to the program, Carolina was implanted with not one, but two AI units, to see what would happen to her. Delta later mentions to Church and Caboose in Reconstruction Chapter 8 that the experience of having three minds in her was too difficult, and she was not able to function very well. In the flashbacks of Season 10, it is revealed that she was the first victim of The Meta, who rips out her AIs and throws her off a cliff as Tex watches. In Season 5, Tex referred to the events and mentioned that Carolina was dead.

She appears in the flashbacks of Season 9 and Season 10. She displays the ability to change armor color, and later demonstrates the ability to run at inhuman speeds with armor enhancers. She was shown to be a proficient fighter, and was the top Freelancer agent until Tex appears and takes the top spot. She is extremely competitive against Tex, even willing to risk the mission's completion. Carolina is the fifth freelancer so far to be shown without her helmet, she is depicted as a young Caucasian red-haired woman with green eyes. In Season 10 she gives up her AI, Sigma, to Maine to help him communicate after his neck wound. She later decides to receive two AI units, Eta and Iota. Carolina faces off against York and eventually Tex when the two started a rebellion aboard the "Mother of Invention", but was unable to defeat Tex before the ship crash landed.

In Season 9, in the present day, it is revealed that she is still alive. She helps the Reds and Blues infiltrate a military compound to find the Epsilon storage unit. She then confronts Epsilon, calling him Alpha, and states that she needs his help to kill the Director. In Season 10, she searches for clues to the Director's location with Washington, while becoming increasingly frustrated by the behavior of the Reds, Blues and Epsilon. However when Epsilon shows her a recording of York expressing his feelings for her, she softens. She also blames herself for creating The Meta, as it was her AI, Sigma, that started it. After a bad falling out with Washington and the Reds and Blues, Carolina with Epsilon-Church decides to go without them. When she is eventually defeated by an army of Tex copies, she falls apart and realizes she will never beat her. However, the Reds and Blues soon return to save her. After finally meeting the Director, she realizes that he was just a tired old man, and decides to spare him, knowing that nothing will change. It is implied in the Season 10 finale that The Director is her father, and, in the epilogue, that Allison was her mother.

In Season 11, she is seen communicating with Locus, and expresses interest in a sealed UNSC crate that Locus had secured earlier on. When he expresses interest in executing a captured Sarge, Donut, and Washington, she challenges him, asking if he feels threatened by them. When he responds negatively, she reaffirms for him to obey orders before stating that she would see him soon. It is unknown what her intentions are, or if Locus is aware of her identity.

C.T.[edit]

  • Full Name: Connie (last name unknown)
  • Codename: Connecticut
  • Voice Actor: Samantha Ireland
  • Armor Color: Brown with White Trim
  • Armor Ability: Holographic decoy
  • Implanted AI: None
  • Appearances: Season 9-10
  • Status: Deceased

C.T. was a member of Project Freelancer, not to be confused with the C.T. the Reds and Blues meet in Recreation, who was the Insurrectionist Leader. C.T. is shown to be much more unnerved and anxious about the rankings and missions that go on in Project Freelancer. She shows a wariness as to why they are pushed so far, and especially how they're pitted against each other, suspecting that their rankings based in the field have an underhanded motive. When she removes her helmet she is shown to be a Caucasian women with brown hair and brown eyes. Prior to being called C.T. she was known among the Freelancers as "Connie," (most likely short for Connecticut) but during a conversation with Wash she snaps at being called as such, feeling it sounds childish. It's here that she makes a conscious decision to be referred to as "C.T." from then on. In Chapter 19 of Season 9, C.T. is seen using a computer terminal to converse with the Insurrection leader, but is interrupted by Agent Washington.

In Season 10, C.T. is shown dropping onto the Scrap Metal Recycling Plant with the rest of the Freelancers but disappears during the ensuing fight. She is then found giving information to the Insurrectionist Leader who refers to her as "Connie" inferring that the two have some kind of relationship. In hiding at an escape bunker, C.T. insisted that they should escape, but the Leader didn't want to leave without his teammates. Tex and Carolina break into the bunker and C.T. tries to explain to them why she left Project Freelancer but the two don't believe her and a battle ensures. Tex ends up mortally wounding C.T. but the Leader manages to drag her into an escape pod, and they escape. As C.T. dies in his arms, she hands the Leader a device containing a location to where an artifact is. After she dies, the Leader then takes her armor, explaining how "she" appeared at the alien temple in the present day.

Utah[edit]

  • Full Name: Unknown
  • Codename: Utah
  • Voice Actor: Kerry Shawcross
  • Armor Color: Grey
  • Armor Ability: Domed Energy Shield
  • Implanted AI: None
  • Appearances: Season 9-10 (DVD easter egg)
  • Status: Unknown

Agent Utah is briefly mentioned by Washington in the aftermath of North's hasty decision to use enhanced armor abilities in the field, which are presumably still in early experimental stages. Utah is provided as an example of how dangerous it is to use said equipment without the assistance of an AI unit, as during training it's implied such an action did not end well for Utah, possibly leading to death or severe injury.

In a deleted scene, Utah is shown to have been testing his bubble shield in training. Despite activating the armor enhancement in Project Freelancer facilities under a supervised environment, the shield only materialized around his head, quickly forcing him to pass out. This implies his death.

In an easter egg after the credits on the season 10 DVD. It shows that Utah survived his test with the shield. Utah finds Georgia's lucky penny.

Georgia[edit]

  • Full Name: Unknown
  • Codename: Georgia
  • Voice Actor: Kerry Shawcross
  • Armor Color: Green with Pink Trim
  • Armor Ability: Unknown
  • Implanted AI: None
  • Appearances: Season 10 (DVD easter egg)
  • Status: Unknown

Agent Georgia was briefly mentioned by Agent Carolina before the team jumped out of the Pelican during the attack on the U.N.S.C. Scrap Metal Recycling Station. Carolina said that the team should use their jet packs sparingly or end up like Georgia. When Wash asked what happened to Georgia, South tells him that no one knows. In when the Freelancers use their jet packs to reach the station, York is surprised at this course of action given what happened to Georgia. When Wash again asks what happened to Georgia, York replies that he doesn't want to know. In Chapter 4, Washington tries to escape a nuclear bomb, but refuses to use his jet pack as he does not want to end up like Georgia. After the credits on the Season 10 DVD it shows what happens to Georgia. He slams in to a space station wall after forgetting his lucky penny.

Florida[edit]

  • Full Name: Butch Flowers
  • Codename: Florida, Captain Butch Flowers
  • Voice Actor: Ed Robertson (of the Barenaked Ladies)
  • Armor Color: Cyan (BGC Episode 50); Blue (BGC Episodes 96-100) Blue (Project Freelancer)
  • Armor Ability: Unknown
  • Implanted AI: None
  • Appearances: Season 3, 5, 9-10
  • Status: Deceased

Captain Butch Flowers was the Blue Team's previous commanding officer at Blood Gulch. His character is introduced when Church arrives at Blood Gulch after "travelling back in time". Flowers had been planning to lead a Blue offensive to destroy the Red Team in Blood Gulch, claiming he knew the key to the Blues' victory. However, before he can lead the attack he dies in his sleep. Church attempts to save Flowers, but he suffers a fatal allergic reaction to the aspirin medication, and dies anyway. After Flowers' death, Tucker, who had been wearing regulation blue armor, claims his captain's armor for himself. In Season 5, it is revealed that one of the Blues is to be promoted to captain, and Grif's sister is sent to fill the discrepancy.

Captain Flowers returns in Episode 96, wearing Tucker's old blue armor, accompanied by a new alien. He is revealed to be O'Malley's current host, and expresses a strong interest in Junior. Andy reveals in Episode 97 that the Alien revived Flowers. In Episode 99, he talks to Vic Jr. where they discuss their plans concerning Junior. Once O'Malley leaves his body he rejoins the Blue team in the final episode, but is shot in the head before he has a chance to reveal the information key to the Blues' victory.

Flowers appears unnamed throughout the flashbacks in Season 9 and Season 10, assisting the Freelancers. When they infiltrate the base to pursue the Leader and C.T., the Leader realizes he is being followed and throws a tomahawk, scoring a direct hit on Flowers and knocking him to the ground. However, he quickly recovers, pulls the tomahawk from his shoulder and throws it at the Insurrectionist Turret Soldiers pinning down the Freelancers. However, the tomahawk falls short of its target. He then shoots a nearby crane arm, which knocks the Insurrectionists into a pit, where they are crushed by a falling crate.

In the finale of Season 10 it is revealed that he was a former agent of Project Freelancer, Agent Florida. He was tasked with protecting the Alpha in Blood Gulch, the Counselor then stated to the Director he would then cover up Florida's disappearance.

Artificial Intelligences[edit]

Created by Project Freelancer, the AI's are programs that are partnered with the Freelancers for improved performance (similar to Cortana in the original Halo). The original AI, Alpha (Church), was tortured in order to split its personality, creating new AIs. Each of these fragments possessed a different aspect of the Alpha's personality. However, some of these AIs malfunctioned, resulting in events like Epsilon's suicide and Omega's rampage. This brought the end of the implantation process. In Reconstruction, The Meta seeks to possess the AIs and armor upgrades of all other Freelancers, and he eventually collected seven. These AIs were destroyed by an EMP at the end of Reconstruction. The fragmented Alpha AIs currently survive as memories inside the Epsilon unit, as revealed in Revelation.

Omega[edit]

  • Alternate Names: O'Malley[1]
  • Voice Actor: Burnie Burns (default voice, and while possessing Tex), Joel Heyman (while possessing Caboose), Matt Hullum (while possessing Doc)
  • AI Fragment: Rage
  • Color: Black
  • Appearances: Season 1-6, 10
  • Status: Deleted

A common enemy of both the Red and Blue Teams, O'Malley is an AI program and the primary antagonist of The Blood Gulch Chronicles. O'Malley's real name is Omega. The name O'Malley originates from a portmanteau of Omega and Tex's real name, Allison (Om'Alli). Tex claims Omega was a program designed to enhance her combat skills, but it also brought a violent attitude. According to Agent Washington, he inherited the ability to jump via radio to other hosts from the Alpha. Washington notes that while they tried to reassign him, he had a preference for Tex, and would always find his way back to her.

O'Malley is sadistically evil and aggressive, and was originally intended as a parody of over-the-top, megalomaniacal supervillains. O'Malley, being the fragment of rage, wants to annihilate both teams, and take over the universe. He expresses these desires in long monologues accompanied by extended fits of evil laughter.

Toward the end of Season 1, just before Tex attacks the Reds, O'Malley assesses that Tex has little chance of survival and jumps via radio into Caboose. Under O'Malley's possession, Caboose periodically makes threatening statements, but O'Malley is never able to take full control. After being forced out of Caboose by Church and Tex, O'Malley possesses Doc, of whom he is able to take control of and use to further his own agenda. He seems to work for Vic to some degree, hiring Wyoming to assassinate Tucker. In Episode 73 it is revealed that O'Malley, Doc and Lopez had been hiding in a secret lair. In the following episode, O'Malley, Doc, and Lopez return to Blood Gulch, at the request of Church, to diagnose Tucker's illness. Near the end of Season 4, he sees a chance to leave and jumps out of Doc.

Throughout most of season 5 his location is unknown; the Blues assume he is in Sheila because of her erratic and violent behavior. The suspicion then falls on Church when Sheila reveals O'Malley's current location to be "the Blue leader." This is quickly dispelled by Church in Episode 96 as he was never officially promoted, and it is then revealed that O'Malley is currently inhabiting Captain Butch Flowers. In Episode 100, Tex begins broadcasting on an open channel to lure O'Malley. O'Malley then jumps to nearly everyone in the canyon, and is then voiced by each character's respective voice actor. When he finally jumps into Tex, they board the ship and take off. Then Andy the bomb, who was placed on the ship by the Reds, detonates, apparently killing everyone on board.

In Reconstruction it is revealed that the ship crashed and Omega was stolen by a mysterious new enemy, The Meta. He was originally meant to have a larger role in Chapter 19, where a battle scene between The Meta and the Recovery Agents is shown. One projected idea was Omega possessing a Recovery Agent and using the body to kill other agents.[17] Omega is eventually wiped out with the seven other AI collected by The Meta during the EMP blast set off by Washington in Reconstruction. However, he, along with the other AI fragments, survives as a memory in Epsilon.

Omega appears in Chapter 15 of Season 10. He is shown to be a much more menacing character than in The Blood Gulch Chronicles. He speaks in a low guttural growl in an angry tone. During Tex's sparring match with Carolina, Tex orders Omega to log off and stay out of the fight, to which he snarls "Next time." Omega then reveals the true extent of his malice when Carolina breaks down due to the strain having two AIs in her mind. He goads Tex to kill Carolina, but Tex resists.

Omega is one of the few characters to be voiced by more than one actor; several of the production crew, including Burnie Burns, have claimed they prefer the O'Malley presented by Matt Hullum. The O'Malley presented by Hullum has been regarded as a combination of Stewie Griffin, Dr. Evil, Gollum and many other villains.[2]

Gamma[edit]

  • Alternate Name: Gary
  • Voice Actor: Mac OS X voice synthesizer, System Voice "Fred"
  • AI Fragment: Deceit
  • Color: Blue
  • Appearances: Season 1-6, 10
  • Status: Deleted

Gary[18] is an AI housed in a computer, similar to Durandal in Marathon.

Church first encounters Gary after he "travels back in time". He talks of the existence of "The Great Weapon", which is part of "The Great Prophecy". This prophecy later proves to be fictitious. He is fond of jokes, and sometimes uses knock-knock jokes to communicate instead of giving a straight answer. He claims to have been built by Aliens, but knows nothing about his creators, only about the Shisno, a pejorative of humans described as the equivalent of the feces of the feces of the foulest-smelling animal on the planet.

After learning the name of Wyoming's AI (Gamma), Church concludes that Gary is actually Gamma and not an alien computer. Church phones Gary, and after an awkward conversation of Gary saying he is not Gamma, Gary hangs up, and has a short conversation with Wyoming himself, who instructs Gary to "hop in." It is later apparent that Gary used Wyoming's special ability to loop back in time to contact Church. At the end of Episode 97 Gary occupies the tank which previously housed Sheila's AI. He begins to shoot at the Blues under the command of Wyoming, but Tucker quickly plugs a cable from the ship housing Sheila into the tank. Sheila downloads Gary into the ship and locks him behind a firewall.

In Reconstruction, the ship that crash landed in Outpost 17-B is confirmed to be the same that housed Gary in the finale of the Blood Gulch Chronicles. Afterwards, The Meta took both Gamma and the armor enhancement from Wyoming's helmet. Gamma is eventually wiped out with the seven other AI collected by The Meta during the EMP blast set off by Washington in Reconstruction.

In Chapter 16 of Revelation the computer that Gary is normally represented by is seen while Tex and Epsilon-Church are talking. He makes an appearance in Season 10, where he misleads Carolina on the strength of Tex's AI, Omega. Sigma, seeing an opportunity to get two AI in one target, builds on the lie.

Delta[edit]

  • Alternate Name: D
  • Voice Actor: Mark Bellman
  • AI Fragment: Logic
  • Color: Green
  • Appearances: Season 6-10
  • Status: Deleted

Another AI created by the program, Delta (or "D" for short) is the AI originally assigned to the York. Unlike the other agents, York somehow retained his AI after the program closed. Unlike some of the other AIs, Delta does not pose a threat to anyone. Instead, he is extremely logical and analytical, to the point of being largely unfamiliar with human emotions. Matt Hullum has described Delta as "largely devoid of personality."[19] Delta is also polite and well-mannered, even bidding good luck to his enemy Wyoming when he believed himself to be shutting down. York often asks for Delta's advice on certain situations, such as whether or not to help Tex, and uses Delta to watch his left side during combat due to his visual impairment. Burnie Burns also notes that Delta was useful in Recovery One as a way of reminding the audience indirectly of the various rules of the freelancer program and the AIs.[20]

Delta often appears as a holographic miniature soldier beside York's head; the green glow was created in-game by using the plasma pistol according to Burnie Burns.[7] However, Delta can modify his appearance to match the situation. When threatened by Tex, he went "on alert" and his glow turned red. Later, in a ploy to trick Wyoming, Delta managed to change his size and color, and appears as a hologram of Tex.

After York was fatally wounded at O'Malley's base, Delta decide to stay with him, having picked up a fond attachment to his host. When an operative dies their armor shuts down the AIs within them, and so it was believed Delta perished with York. However, some time later, Agent Washington comes to collect Delta, who is alive and confused as to why he was not shut down. Washington explains that AIs are too expensive to simply destroy, so they are instead encrypted for a Recovery Agent to pick them up, after which they are stored. Washington then removes Delta from York's suit and takes him away. Delta is later implanted in South, as Washington dislikes having an AI due to a past incident. Agent Washington intends for her to assist him in confronting an unknown enemy that has been hunting the remaining freelancers. Following this, South betrays Washington, shooting him and taking Delta. It is then revealed this was part of commands plan. However, she betrays command as well and escapes with Delta, all she wanted was an AI.

In Reconstruction, South is still shown to be in possession of Delta, who warns her about the risks of following Washington. They are attacked by The Meta, and South attempts to abandon Delta as bait, but she is stopped by Caboose. He is then given to Caboose as a new host just before Washington, on Delta's advice, kills South. Not long after, The Meta finds an unconscious Caboose, who split off from the group on Delta's insistence. Several other AIs appear around Delta as The Meta collects him, welcoming him while he remains silent. In Caboose's mind, Church discovers critical information that Delta left in order to help Washington: the message, "Memory is the key." Caboose's mental projection of Delta also warns Church that the next time they meet, the AI may not want his help. In Chapter 16, it is revealed that Delta is the logic fragment of Alpha which the Alpha shed so as to not be able to analyze the suffering it endured.

Delta reappears briefly in Revelation, when Epsilon-Church is temporarily disabled. He reveals that he and the other collected AI fragments have been able to secretly maintain their existence within Epsilon's memories. However, he fears Epsilon will eventually discover their existence. Delta then warns Caboose that Epsilon is trying to regain his memories, some of which could drive him to insanity again.

Theta[edit]

  • Voice Actor: Unknown (Season 10),[21] Burnie Burns (Reconstruction)
  • AI Fragment: Trust
  • Color: Blue and Red
  • Appearances: Season 6, 10
  • Status: Deleted

Theta was agent North Dakota's artificial intelligence unit during the AI experimental program. Towards the program's end, Theta was assigned to North while North's twin-sister South was given no AI, to see how the three would react. Later on, when The Meta began to hunt down and kill the Freelancers, taking their equipment and AIs, Theta, North, and South were attacked by the rogue Freelancer. In order to survive, South allowed North to be killed (off-camera) and let The Meta take Theta so that she could escape.

Theta remained with The Meta while he hunted down and took several more AI units. In Reconstruction Chapter 8, Theta is among the AIs that welcome Delta into The Meta's stolen AI collection. Theta is eventually wiped out with the seven other AI collected by The Meta during the EMP blast set off by Washington in Reconstruction.

Theta appears in Season 10. He displays very childlike traits such as hiding behind North's leg when first introduced to other Freelancers and playing on a holographic skateboard during a lecture. He demonstrated exceptional skills in managing North's Shield enhancement.

Sigma[edit]

  • Voice Actor: Elijah Wood (Season 10), Burnie Burns (Reconstruction)
  • AI Fragment: Creativity/ambition
  • Color: Orange
  • Appearances: Season 6, 10
  • Status: Deleted

Sigma was originally Agent Carolina's AI unit, but she gave it to Maine after his vocal cords were shot so he could communicate. In Season 10, he displays great interest in the idea of AI rampancy, specifically the theoretical fourth stage, Metastability, in which an AI can be considered fully human. Sigma believed that if it brought together all of the AI fragments that he would become the Alpha. He even manages to trick Carolina into getting two AIs. It was Sigma that convinced Agent Maine to kill his fellow Freelancers and steal their AI and equipment, becoming The Meta. He never achieves his goal, however as Sigma, along with all the AIs captured by The Meta, was destroyed in an EMP. He is also the only known AI to embody two emotions and one of two AI who do not wear helmets (the other being Gamma).

Eta[edit]

  • AI Fragment: Unknown
  • Color: Light Blue or Yellow
  • Appearances: Season 10
  • Status: Deleted

Eta was one of the two artificial intelligence implanted in Agent Carolina. Originally intended for Washington or South, Carolina instead requested to receive Eta, along with Iota, so she could increase her abilities and become a better agent than Tex. Following the Freelancer Break-in led by Tex, the Mother of Invention crashes on Sidewinder, where Eta along with Iota is captured by The Meta. Eta is eventually wiped out with the seven other AI collected by The Meta during the EMP blast set off by Washington in Reconstruction.

Iota[edit]

  • AI Fragment: Unknown
  • Color: Light Blue or Yellow
  • Appearances: Season 10
  • Status: Deleted

Iota was one of the two artificial intelligence implanted in Agent Carolina. Originally intended for Washington or South, Carolina instead requested to receive Iota, along with Eta, so she could increase her abilities and become a better agent than Tex. Following the Freelancer Break-in led by Tex, the Mother of Invention crashes on Sidewinder, where Iota along with Eta is captured by The Meta. Iota is eventually wiped out with the seven other AI collected by The Meta during the EMP blast set off by Washington in Reconstruction.

The Insurrection[edit]

The Insurrection is a military force that has defected from the UNSC, shown in the prequel sections of Season 9 and Season 10 and is the main antagonist of Project Freelancer. They are first seen in Chapter 2 of Season 9. They take the attitude of nonchalance towards their duties, and are commonly used for comic relief during a stressful scene. They also show little aptitude in combat, and are repeatedly pummeled by the Freelancers. Some Insurrectionist, however, are more competent in combat, these soldiers serve as powerful foes to the Freelancers.

Insurrectionist Demo Man[edit]

  • Full Name: Unknown
  • Voice Actor: Brandon Farmahini
  • Armor Color: Black with Red Trim
  • Appearances: Season 9-10
  • Status: deceased

The Insurrectionist Demo Man first appears in Season 9, Chapter 2, appearing to be in charge of the Bjørdinal Cryogenics Research Facility. When North and South Dakota infiltrate the base to steal a data file, the Demo Man, along with dozens of other Insurrectionist soldiers, surround the two Freelancers on a heli-pad. He mans a turret and demands the two return the file, however Carolina appears and knocks him down and the three Freelancers proceed to fight the Insurrectionists. The Demo Man manages to get back on the turret and heavily injure North before Carolina sends him, along with other soldiers, into the water below. Later, when the Freelancers are infiltrating a building, he sends a squad up to kill the Freelancers. In the following chapter, he, along with dozens of Insurrectionists, surround the Freelancers on top of the building. He demands York disarm Tex's bomb, but York reveals it isn't a bomb, only a transmitter. York then hands the Demo Man the transmitter, who looks up just as a MAC round crushes the building.

He reappears in Season 10, Chapter 7, revealing he survived the events of the previous season. In a battle at the Insurrection base, he drives a Warthog, while the Female Soldier uses the turret. Twice during the battle he saves the Female Soldier from being killed by Carolina. When lifts his arm to fire his shotgun, it is revealed that he has a robotic arm after the events of the previous season. He manages to do impressive feats with his new arm, such as catching a grenade from Maine's Brute Shot. Eventually, Maine throws the blade of the Brute Shot to slice his arm off, then knocks him into the water. In a deleted scene from Season 10, after the battle at Longshore, he washes up on a beach. Having now lost both arms, he swears he will have his revenge on Project Freelancer.

Insurrection Flame Soldier[edit]

  • Full Name: Unknown
  • Voice Actor: None
  • Armor Color: Black with Red Trim and Red Visor with teeth.
  • Appearances: Season 9
  • Status: Deceased

The Insurrection Flame Soldier first appears in Season 9, Chapter 13. In the following chapter, when the Freelancers attack a building, he is ordered to lead a squad up to the vault to kill the Freelancers. Carolina and Washington are about to leave the vault when the door is opened and the Flame Soldier appears. The two Freelancers, confused by his bold entrance, are forced to take cover as he begins to fire a flame-thrower. After a tough fight, Carolina, jumps onto a Banshee suspended from the ceiling, tosses a grenade and kicks off it. The grenade explodes sending the Banshee flying into the Soldier. To their surprise, the Flame Soldier takes the hit and begins to get up, but Carolina throws a Gravity Hammer at his head, killing him.

Insurrectionist Sniper[edit]

  • Full Name: Unknown
  • Voice Actor: Nathan Zellner
  • Armor Color: Black with Red Trim
  • Appearances: Season 9-10
  • Status: Deceased

The Insurrectionist Sniper first appears in Season 9, Chapter 13. He wears binoculars on his helmet and has a cross-hair emblem on his armor. Later, in Chapter 17, he is part of the response team sent out to stop the Freelancers from stealing a briefcase. He, the Insurrectionist Female Soldier and the Sleeveless Soldier follow the Freelancers Warthog using jet packs and engage them on the highway.

He later appears in Season 10, Chapter 7, using a seagull as target practice. In the following chapter the Freelancers attack the Insurrectionist base. As they begin their attack, the Insurrectionist Sniper appears, alongside other snipers and pins down the Freelancers. Carolina asks North for help and he throws his Domed Energy Shield in the direction of the snipers. The enhancement lands beside the group and activates. The Sniper then tells the soldiers to hold their fire. However, one of the soldiers fires at the shield and the bullet bounces off and kills him. The dead soldier falls, firing the rest of his ammo inside the shield causing the bullets to ricochet, killing the remaining soldiers and the Sniper.

Insurrectionist Female Soldier[edit]

  • Full Name: Unknown
  • Voice Actor: Hannah Hart
  • Armor Color: Black with Red Trim
  • Appearances: Season 9-10
  • Status: Unknown

The Insurrectionist Female Soldier first appears walking down a highway with other high ranking Insurrectionists. She makes a larger appearance in the Chapter 17, where she is part of an Insurrectionist response team, sent out to stop the Freelancers on the highway. Her, the Insurrectionist Sniper and the Sleeveless Soldier follow the Freelancers Warthog using jet packs and engage them, they are unsuccessful. She prefers to dual wield pistols as her primary weapons.

In Season 10, she asks why the Insurrectionists should trust C.T., who had recently defected. She removes her helmet and is revealed to be a blond, Caucasian woman. During the battle at the Insurrection base, her and the Demo Man fight Carolina and Maine on a platform. Eventually, she is knocked off but manages to grab on to the platform above the water. Maine, holding the Demo Man's disembodied, robotic arm, offers the Female a hand. She mistakes it for her fellow soldier and when she grabs it, Maine lets go and she falls down, hitting her back before falling into the water.

Insurrectionist Sleeveless Soldier[edit]

  • Full Name: Unknown
  • Voice Actor: None
  • Armor Color: Black with Red Trim
  • Appearances: Season 9-10
  • Status: Unknown

The Insurrectionist Sleeveless Soldier is a soldier that prefers to use brute strength over weapons. He first appears in Season 9, Chapter 13, walking down a highway with other Insurrectionist leaders. In the next chapter, he appears as a member of the response team sent to stop the Freelancers from taking a briefcase. He, along with the Female Soldier and Sniper use jet packs to chase the Freelancer's Warthog. It is during this fight that the Sleeveless Soldier takes a pistol and shoots Maine in the throat, revealing how Maine became unable to speak.

He reappears in Season 10 at the Insurrectionist base. When the Freelancers attack the Insurrection base, he works with the Female and the Demo Man to fight the Freelancers. He gives chase to Carolina but is stopped when a drop pod lands in between them. The door is kicked open, revealing an angered Maine inside. His AI, Sigma, points the Soldier out to Maine as the one from the highway that shot him in the throat, Maine then punches him in the head hard enough to knock his helmet off, presumably killing him.

Insurrectionist Leader[edit]

  • Full Name: Unknown
  • Voice Actor: Michael Joplin
  • Armor Color: Black with Red Trim
  • Appearances: Season 6-10
  • Status: Deceased

The Insurrectionist Leader is a high-ranking member of the Insurrection, recognized by the pill symbol on his chest. He seems to have a close relationship with C.T. as he is the only person she lets call her Connie. He first appears walking down a highway with other high-ranking Insurrectionists, carrying a briefcase. In the Chapter 19 he is seen talking to C.T. over video chat, but she is interrupted by Washington.

In Season 10, he appears in the space ship graveyard along two other Insurrectionist Soldiers. While the Freelancers search for him, C.T. sneaks away to his location and hands him a data file. Later when the Freelancers search Bone Valley, the Leader commands an Insurrectionist destroyer ship, 'The Staff of Charon', and attacks the Freelancer frigate. The two ships fight but the Insurrection Leader escapes into Slipspace, leaving behind a nuclear device. However, the Freelancers and the frigate manage to escape the explosion.

Later, he appears with C.T. entering the Insurrectionist base, while Wyoming spies on them. His companions aren't pleased to see C.T., as they distrust her. When the Freelancers attack, C.T. is surprised that her "friends" found her so fast and the two overlook the battle through cameras. While he and C.T. head to a bunker, he notices Florida up on a ledge. He throws a tomahawk at him, knocking him off. Suddenly, Wyoming snipes at him, shooting him in the foot, causing him and C.T. to retreat. While C.T. proposes that they leave to escape the Freelancers, he refuses to leave without his teammates. As the two argue, Tex and Carolina break into the bunker. While C.T. tries to explain that the Director is using the Freelancers, Tex is angered and attacks her. Eventually, Tex mortally wounds C.T., but the Leader manages to escape with C.T. in an escape pod. C.T. hands him another file, containing the location of an artifact, before dying in his arms. Stricken with grief, he puts on her helmet, revealing that he took on C.T.'s identity.

The soldier now known as C.T. appears in the desert excavation site where he claims to be working with a team of humans and aliens to uncover a structure. Tucker later reveals that he had in fact killed the actual dig crew. C.T. first appeared as the driver of an Elephant, assisting Sarge, Grif, and Caboose through an active minefield protecting the location of the temple. He appeared in the following chapter physically and introduced one of his alien "co-workers", Smith. He allows the trio to scavenge spare parts to fix their jeep so they can depart swiftly, but secretly makes plans to "deal with" them to Smith. When the temple door opens, he leads the dig team to try to kill Tucker, but is forced to call a retreat. After breaching the temple, C.T. manages to capture Epsilon-Church, angering the Aliens and causing them to revolt. C.T. flees the temple with Epsilon-Church while the Reds, Blues, and the Aliens give chase. Eventually the Reds and Blues catch up, destroy C.T.'s jeep, and he is finally killed by Epsilon-Church after refusing to reveal his identity.

Insurrection Turret Soldiers[edit]

  • Full Name: Unknown
  • Voice Actor: Michael Jones and Lindsay Jones (Tuggey)
  • Armor Color: Black with Maroon/Pink Trim and Yellow Visors
  • Appearances: Season 10
  • Status: Deceased

The Insurrectionist Turret Soldiers are a pair Insurrection soldiers that wield large turrets. One has a happy face painted on their visor and turret while the other has a sad face, and they both carry ammo canisters on their back. One of them first appears in Season 10, Chapter 7, spray painting a turret yellow. In Chapter 9, they appear again, guarding C.T. and the Insurrection Leader. Wyoming and Florida watch from above, but the Leader notices Florida and throws a tomahawk at him, causing him to fall. The Leader then orders the two Turret Soldiers to suppress the area. Carolina, York and Wash soon join the fight and attempt to figure out how to bypass the soldiers when a cloaked Tex sprints past them. In anger, Carolina follows Tex using her Super Speed leaving the rest to fend for themselves. However, Florida picks himself up and uses a grenade launcher to shot a crane holding a crate, knocking the two Turret Soldiers off of the platform. The crate then falls on the two killing them, and leaving a large yellow stain from their paint canisters.

Recurring unaffiliated characters[edit]

Doc[edit]

  • Full Name: Frank DuFresne[22]
  • Voice Actor: Matt Hullum
  • Armor Color: Purple
  • Appearances: Season 2-present
  • Status: Unknown

Medical Officer Doc is a medic who is from the delta quadrant system sent to Blood Gulch to treat both armies, despite the lack of medical skill that he often displays. As he is not a qualified doctor, he doesn't take to his new nickname of Doc, forced upon him by Church because of his refusal to pronounce his surname. He is also a pacifist of the most extreme kind, and tries to avoid doing or even saying anything that would seem remotely aggressive or competitive. His extreme pacifism in the middle of a war quickly earns him the ire of both teams, and he is eventually exiled to a cavern equidistant from both bases. As revealed in the bonus material on the Season 3 DVD, this pacifism had caused him to be released from the Red Army before the events of The Blood Gulch Chronicles, thereby necessitating the draft that forced Grif into military service. The profile also states he is the only person in history to enlist in an army as a 'conscientious objector'.[1] He has also stated that he is a vegetarian and that he went to medical school at Jamaica State.

Doc failed medical school, and his lack of medical knowledge is apparent. In one case he rubs Caboose's neck with aloe vera to treat a bullet wound in the foot, and he agrees with Grif's using CPR to treat the bullet wound to the head. He also has no idea what his medical tool does except that it glows green when something is wrong.

When Tex and Church force O'Malley out of Caboose, O'Malley finds a new host in Doc. Split-personality Gollum/Sméagol conversations and arguments between O'Malley and Doc frequently occur. However, the difference between Doc and O'Malley is even greater than it is for the former pair. Doc apologizes on occasion for O'Malley's trash talk and conduct; O'Malley, on the other hand, frequently tells him to shut up. As the series progresses, both personalities apparently grow more accustomed to each other. When Tucker becomes ill in episode 73, Church calls Doc for help. In Episode 77, O'Malley leaves Doc after the Reds, unaware of his presence, contact Command via radio. Free of O'Malley, Doc continues to aid Tucker, who was in fact pregnant with an alien. Church also uses Doc determine the cause of Sheila's erratic behavior, on the grounds that he will either fix Sheila, break her so that Church can freely examine her, or get blown up trying; all of which are beneficial to Church. He is later sent into the caves with Sister and Junior to ambush the Reds, and is confronted by Captain Flowers, now O'Malley's new host, and an alien, who take him, Junior, and Sister hostage and bring them down to the underground computer terminal. When Captain Flowers collapses, he and Sister return above ground. At the end of the Blood Gulch Chronicles, Doc is briefly seen wandering around with the Blue Team.

In Reconstruction, when Washington comes to Blood Gulch, he finds most of the characters, including Doc, had departed. In Reconstruction Doc was called to assist a comatose Caboose, but Washington's team had already departed before Doc arrived. Doc is next seen in Revelation when Simmons, as Washington's prisoner, calls for a medic. Command sends the nearest one, Doc, who is soon attacked by Washington and also taken prisoner. Washington asks him to check The Meta's vitals. In the finale of Revelation, Doc manages to escape with the Red and Blue teams.

In Season 10 it is revealed that he eventually returned to Valhalla, where he revived Donut. After Church and Carolina leave to kill the Director, the others are left at the base when Doc talks about how close they have all become and the group is encouraged to go find Church and Carolina. Doc, who is excited they are going on another adventure, goes to pack medical equipment for the trip. He is then left behind by the Reds and Blues who leave in Hornets. However, Doc returns in Season 11, along with Donut and Lopez. He assists Grif with researching the teleporting grenades found on the crashed ship. When the two present their findings to Sarge, Grif accidentally throws one at Doc and he disappears. Doc is not seen for the rest of the season, and only Lopez seems to notice his disappearance.

The original plan for Doc's character, as noted by the Rooster Teeth crew, was simply to provide a vessel for O'Malley to jump into, and also to display his pacifism. Matt Hullum notes going through several different accents for the character, such as Cockney, French and Australian, before settling on his own voice to use, as he was unsure which direction to take the character.[2]

Andy[edit]

  • Full Name: Andrew D. Kaboom[10]
  • Voice Actor: Nathan Zellner
  • Color: Black
  • Appearances: Season 3-6, 9
  • Status: Unknown

Built by Tex, Andy is the short-tempered, rude, and vulgar bomb. Andy often expresses a desire to detonate himself to solve a problem, much to the worry the teams, who attempt to calm him down. Andy is apparently self-conscious about his weight. In episode 75, after O'Malley repeatedly calls him "bowling ball", Andy asks Caboose if this is true, claiming that he has been working out. When Sarge steals Andy, he remarks that Andy is much lighter than the last time he tried to pick him up, and Andy is relieved that someone has noticed. Since Andy was built from parts of an old robot, he is able to speak. He also understands the Alien's language, and rest of the group use him to act as a translator. In Episode 76, the Reds steal Andy to translate a recording for them, which is stored in Lopez, but is in Spanish.

Later, he was taken by O'Malley, then possessing Captain Flowers, but was left in the caves with Lopez after Flowers learned enough Alien language to get by. The Red team returns to pick him up in Episode 100 and plant him in the ship as a contingency plan. They order him to detonate if O'Malley tries to escape in the ship. O'Malley does so, so Andy detonates, seemingly killing everyone on board. Andy's fate is expanded upon somewhat in the Chapter 5 of Reconstruction. Andy did explode, but while the blast did not destroy him, it caused major damage to the ship. Andy's fate after the crash landing is unknown.

He appears briefly in Season 9, in the Epsilon unit, where he is placed by Tex in the middle of the Reds. He then counts down, but to his dismay, does not explode.

In the Season 11 Episode "Finders Keepers" Tuckers voicemail system took him to Andy's and Quotes "Hi you've reached the voicemail of Andy the bomb".

In the Season 4 DVD commentary, the series creators stated that they originally wanted to explain Andy's rudeness by making him bitter about being rejected by Sheila, but it was never incorporated into the series.

Alien[edit]

The Alien.
  • Full Name: Unknown
  • Voice Actor: Nathan Zellner
  • Armor Color: Dark Blue (Covenant Elite)[23]
  • Appearances: Season 4
  • Status: Deceased

Appearing for the first time at the end of Season 3, the Alien scares Church out of his body after it wiped out Lopez's robot army single-handedly. This prompts the Blues to attempt to hunt him down, but they suffer a series of humiliating defeats. Even Tex is cut down seconds after attempting to attack the Alien, and, like Church, is forced to flee her body. Eventually, however, Caboose manages to befriend the Alien, who had found him unpalatable after biting him once. Conversely, the Alien has a strong odor to the Blues, who describe the smell with a series of unpleasant analogies.

The Alien has a habit of staying crouched, and its language appears to consist entirely of "blarg" and "honk". It seems to understand English, as it responds to other characters when they speak English, but it is unable to speak English itself. The Blues suggest a variety of names for the Alien including "Crunch-bite", "Fluffy", and "Honk-Honk". Gary later claims that the Alien is a member of the species that built him, though this later proves to be a lie.

The Alien reveals in Episodes 63 and 64 that he was on a quest to retrieve the sword that Tucker had discovered so that he could save his race from extinction. When the Alien first spots Tucker with the sword, he begins beat Tucker to a pulp relentlessly, upset that Tucker had discovered the sword first, as the sword only works for its original finder. The Alien consequently forces Tucker to join him on his quest, threatening to kill everyone otherwise. In 71, when the team reaches the temple in the Great Freezing Plains, the Alien has Tucker use the sword to unlock the gates to an alien ship. The Alien takes off in the ship, but he is almost immediately killed by Wyoming.

In episode 69, Tucker complains that the Alien is always standing over him when he awakes. Tex assumes that the Alien is simply obsessing over the sword. However, Andy accidentally reveals that the Alien's race reproduces by implanting parasitic embryos in other beings. Soon after, Tucker gives birth to the "baby" or Junior who is heard off-camera speaking in higher-pitched "honks" and "blargs". In 99 Tucker explains that the Alien's prophecy concerning the sword providing salvation for the Aliens did not fail with his death; instead, Junior, the son of Tucker and the Alien, is the intended savior of the Alien race.

In Revelation, it was revealed that the Alien's claims of a "prophecy" was all a ruse. The entire plot of the Blood Gulch Chronicles was a simulation battle test for Freelancers, in this case, specifically for Tex.

Red Zealot[edit]

  • Full Name: Unknown
  • Voice actor: Burnie Burns with altered pitch
  • Armor Color: Red
  • Appearances: Season 3
  • Status: Deceased

The Red Zealot is one of the eternally respawning Red Team Grunts from Battle Creek, and is a hyperactive, frantic fellow with a high-pitched voice who worships "The Flag". Although all of the Battle Creek soldiers seem to share this faith, the Red Zealot has a far more religious mindset than his comrades do, and his fast-paced speech consists almost entirely of Biblical-type quotes and religious dogma, often speaking about crusades and promised lands during battles. He later teams up with O'Malley after being separated from the other Grunts, having been convinced the rogue AI is the guardian of the Holy Temple. O'Malley, Doc, and Lopez find him annoying, but tolerate him because he performs menial tasks without complaint. Ultimately, he is killed by Tucker when the Red and Blue Teams attack O'Malley's fortress. A deleted scene shows the Red Zealot resurrecting and vowing revenge.

Grunts[edit]

  • Full Names: Unknown
  • Voice actors: Various with altered pitches
  • Armor Colors: Red, Blue
  • Appearances: Season 3-4
  • Status: Alive

The Grunts[13] are a group of eternally respawning Reds and Blues originally from Battle Creek. Initially engaged in Capture the Flag, the group parodies the multiplayer mode of Halo and the stereotypical behaviors of online gamers, using terms like "rocket whore," "camper", and "noob."

Sarge and Caboose first encounter the Grunts near the beginning of Season 3. They become held up in the group's endless firefights, but eventually escape with Simmons' help. Simmons later teleports the group to Sidewinder and convinces them to attack O'Malley by claiming that he has their flag, but they are caught in the explosion with the rest of the characters. Later on, both teams are seen working together to guard the temple in the Great Freezing Plains, but they still exchange trash talk with each other over armor color.

Other Alien[edit]

  • Armor Color: Green and Blue
  • Appearances: Season 5
  • Status: Unknown

When Captain Flowers returned as O'Malley's new host, he brought with him a new alien partner, referred to as the Other Alien on his DVD profile. In Episode 97 it was revealed that the Other Alien is seeking the original Alien for unknown reasons, and it revived Captain Flowers to assist him. The pair of them then begin searching for Junior as well. Flowers is working with O'Malley, Vic Jr. and Wyoming to exploit the Alien's race, however Flowers' dialogue with Vic Jr. reveals that the Other Alien is unaware of this fact. The Other Alien follows O'Malley and Junior onto the ship in episode 100. In Reconstruction, when Washington and the Blues were looking over the footage from the crashed Pelican, a door is heard opening and Tex says "Wait, where are they going? Close the hatch." And the Alien, and Junior were not found on the ship, implying that the Other Alien escaped with Junior to safety.

Smith[edit]

  • Voice Actor: Jack Pattillo
  • Armor Color: Purple
  • Appearances: Season 7-8
  • Status: Deceased

Smith is one of the Aliens working with the soldier known as C.T., and he appears to be second in command. On his first appearance he is disturbed by the arrival of Sarge, Grif and Caboose. In Recreation Chapter 18 he beats down Jones in retaliation for shooting Epsilon-Church, and when C.T. flees with Epsilon-Church, Smith gives chase, but is taken out when C.T. destroys his vehicle. He survives, however, and is seen standing in front of the temple at the end of the scene. Later in Revelation, he is seen, along with the other aliens, worshipping Epsilon-Church. He is eventually killed along with the rest of the aliens by Washington and The Meta.

Lopez's Robot Army[edit]

  • Armor Colors: Brown
  • Appearances: Season 3
  • Status: Destroyed

Lopez's robot army is a group built by Lopez's head and programmed to do O'Malley's bidding. Having the same armor color as Lopez, they first appear in episode 55 as O'Malley prepares to attack his now-captured fortress and reclaim an unnamed "device." However, as Lopez had taken O'Malley's demand for a "day of victory" literally, their maximum speeds are programmed to achieve victory "in exactly 24 hours," causing extremely slow advancement on the fortress. Once they finally reach the fortress they manage to cause a large degree of chaos, but ultimately, the army is destroyed by an unseen character, later revealed to be the Alien.

Jimmy[edit]

  • Full Name: James[10] (last name unknown)
  • Voice Actor: John Ferrell
  • Armor Color: Blue
  • Appearances: Season 1
  • Status: Deceased

Private Jimmy appears briefly in episode 10 from Texas and a friend of Church. In a parody of old war movies, Jimmy reminisces about how he will marry his girlfriend when he gets back from the war, only to be killed moments later by the enemy. Jimmy was killed when Tex ripped his skull clean out of his head and beat him to death with it. Jimmy's last words were "This doesn't seem physically possible!"[24] There is occasionally an allusion to this in later seasons. A short character profile for Private Jimmy — or parts of him — can be found as an Easter egg on the season 4 DVD. In Part Two of the miniseries Out of Mind, Jimmy makes an appearance in flashback at the training facility Church, Tex and Wyoming were a part of. In the season 4 DVD easter egg it is revealed that the skull that turns up randomly throughout the season is that of Jimmy. In Red vs. Blue Revelation, Episode 4, the skull showed up again, along with graffiti reading "Pvt Jimmy wuz here" on the side of the hole in Valhalla leading into the next area.

Yellow Church[edit]

  • Voice Actor: Burnie Burns
  • Armor Color: Yellow
  • Appearances: Season 3, 5
  • Status: Alive

Appearing first in Episode 52 as one of the time traveling Churches, Yellow Church appeared with the group of other Churches in Sidewinder when they discussed their failed plans to stop the bomb. He never states his plan out loud, instead replying that "it didn't work" and that "it seemed like such a good idea at the time."

In Episode 100, it is revealed that Yellow Church is actually Caboose's mental projection of Sister (whom Caboose had believed was Church's twin brother, and ironically the only sane person in Caboose's mind). Yellow Church was caught in the explosion during Church's attempt to leave Caboose's mind via grenade and both were ejected from Caboose's mind. It is unclear of how he traveled back into the past, but it is implied that he used a dead Wyoming time clone armor enhancement. It is revealed that his plan in Episode 52 is that he attacked Wyoming in Sidewinder and ended up having to fight Wyoming's time clones.

The Chairman[edit]

  • Full Name: Malcolm Hargrove
  • Voice Actor: Jack Lee
  • Appearance: Caucasian male with Grey Hair
  • Appearances: Season 6-7, 9-10
  • Status: Alive

The Chairman is the head of an "oversight subcommittee" that apparently has some sort of authority in the military. He and the Director of Project Freelancer are heard in the introductions of most Reconstruction episodes, with the Chairman suspecting him of criminal acts with his experiments. He eventually presses charges against the Director and sends officers to place him under arrest in Reconstruction's epilogue. In Chapter 9 of Recreation, the Chairman is revealed to be a commander and is stationed at the UNSC Maximum Security Detention Facility. In Chapter 13, he strikes a deal with Washington that he will free him and clear all the charges provided Washington returns Epsilon to him.

Allison[edit]

  • Full Name: Allison
  • Voice Actor: Lindsay Hicks
  • Appearance: Caucasian female with blonde hair
  • Appearances: Season 10
  • Status: Deceased

Allison was the Director's loved one that had died in a war, she was first mentioned in Reconstruction and makes a physical appearance in Season 10. Her death has haunted the Director ever since then and when the Alpha AI was created the memory of her was so strong it created a 'shadow' of her (Which gave The Director the idea of fragmenting the Alpha). This 'shadow' was put in a robotic body, given the codename Tex, retaining the memories of Allison. The Director remembered Allison for her failure to survive and therefore, Tex is always destined to fail, no matter how close she may be to victory.

In Season 10, Tex and Carolina were about to fight in the training room, when the Director notices. The Director, worried about Tex, called out "No! Allison!". This caused all the AIs in the area to begin muttering 'Allison' due to them also having memories of Allison from the Alpha. Later in the season, Washington was implanted with Epsilon. As Epsilon's memories were also from the Alpha, when Wash was given Epsilon, he immediately began having flash memories of a conversation the Director had with Allison before she went off to war.

In the epilogue of "Season 10," Carolina talks to Epsilon-Church about her mother. She says her mother was gone a lot, and it seemed like she always had important things to do, but her mother never said goodbye. Carolina explains that her mother disliked goodbyes because the person wasn't really gone, they just weren't there right now. This interaction strongly implies that Allison is indeed Carolina's mother, and—as implied by her green eyes and the Director's last words to her, "You were my greatest creation"—that Leonard Church is her father.

Locus[edit]

  • Full Name: Locus
  • Voice Actor: Gray G. Haddock
  • Appearance: Steel with Sage trim
  • Appearances: Season 11-Present
  • Status: Alive

In his first appearance, Locus discovers Washington's call for help after the Reds and Blues are left stranded in an unknown location, but he doesn't respond. Locus later arrives at the teams' location in A House Divided, Then Multiplied and begins spying on them (off-screen). When a feud between the Reds and Blues ends and they attack their "rescue team", he remarks the situation is "unfortunate" before cloaking himself.

Locus's first action is killing the pilot that dropped off Doc, Donut, and Lopez. He then reports in to 'Control', stating that his objective is complete and that he's returning to Crash Site Bravo. Back at the crash site, Locus is once again spying on the Reds and Blues, but soo±n turns his sights on Felix. When the latter notices him, Locus activates his cloaking. Locus is shown again at the end of Reconciliation, this time entering an unknown military base filled with White-clad soldiers and recruits some for a mission.

After launching a sneak attack on the Blues, which lures out Felix and the Reds, he offers the Reds and Blues to join him, but they reject his offer. He later returns with an army against the Reds, Blue and Felix and personally incapacitates and captures Donut, Wash, Lopez, and Sarge.

In the epilogue, it is revealed that the 'Control' Locus reports back to is actually Carolina.

Locus reappears in Season 12, and in a Sponsor cut audio log, it is revealed that Locus knows Agent Washington's name is David. He also makes comments about Locus is not his real name, something Felix has stated before, and that his real name no longer suits him. The other Federal Army so,diners view him as something inhuman. Locus appeared at the base Tucker was at and shot Cunningham before disappearing when hearing an explosion. He shows back up de-cloaking in Felix's rifle sights. Kimball reveals later on to Tucker that Felix and Locus were in fact friends and fought alongside each other, but the war changed them both so much they couldn't face returning to civilian life. Felix teams up with the Chorus rebels and, out of rivalry, Locus joins the Imperials to finally find out which one of them is the better. In episode 9 Locus calls himself a "soldier".

Felix[edit]

  • Full Name: Felix
  • Voice Actor: Miles Luna
  • Appearance: Steel with Orange trim
  • Appearances: Season 11-Present
  • Status: Alive

Felix first appears in Season 11, episode 12 where he observes the Blue Team and notices that Locus is nearby. Later, he warns Lopez and Lopez Dos.0 and informs them to flee to avoid danger. However, they are unable to warn the rest of the Reds and Blues. When Locus and his men attack the Reds and Blues and Locus attempts to kill Wash, Felix uses a hardlight shield to counter the bullet, but is shot in the leg. Locus flees, Doc manages to heal Felix, and Wash interrogates him. He reveals he is a mercenary working with the New Republic that is fighting on the planet of Chorus, a planet forgotten about by the UNSC during the war against the aliens, and requires the help of the Reds and Blues. Although reluctant, the Reds and Blues eventually agree to help.

During Season 12, we find out that Felix was once a partner with Locus, and that the Great War drove them apart. When news reaches them that the four captured Reds and Blues are being kept in a nearby outpost, Tucker decides the only way to ready their troops is by capturing Felix. They fail miserably, however, and decide to leave without the troops. Felix, being a freelancer and not a soldier, runs after him. In episode 8 of season 12, Felix says that he is a mercenary, not a soldier.

Cultural Impact[edit]

Merchandising[edit]

Since Red vs. Blue's popularity and success, Rooster Teeth has created dozens of Red vs. Blue-themed merchandise available for sale on their website's store.[25] Rooster Teeth has released several posters featuring major characters that are accompanied by their most popular quotes. These posters are dubbed as "-isms posters". The characters that have their own poster are, Church, Tucker, Caboose, Sarge, Grif, Simmons and Donut. Several t-shirts based off quotes from the show have been created, such as "It's not pink. It's lightish red."[26] and "I like me".[27] In addition, several products have been created from the "Grifball" game type Rooster Teeth created for the Halo series, including a messenger bag and a plush Grifball.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Rooster Teeth Productions (2005). Character profiles. In Red vs. Blue Season Three [DVD]. Buda, Texas: Rooster Teeth Productions.
  2. ^ a b c d Rooster Teeth Productions (2004). Audio commentary. In Red vs. Blue Season Two [DVD]. Buda, Texas: Rooster Teeth Productions.
  3. ^ Burns, et al., 2006, Audio Commentary, episode 76.
  4. ^ Burns, et al., 2003, Audio Commentary, episode 18.
  5. ^ a b Rooster Teeth Productions (2006). Audio commentary. In Red vs. Blue Season Four [DVD]. Buda, Texas: Rooster Teeth Productions.
  6. ^ a b Rooster Teeth Productions (2007). Character profiles. In Red vs. Blue Season Five [DVD]. Buda, Texas: Rooster Teeth Productions.
  7. ^ a b c Rooster Teeth Productions (2007). Audio commentary. In Red vs. Blue Season Five [DVD]. Buda, Texas: Rooster Teeth Productions.
  8. ^ RvB:Reconstruction Chapter 16
  9. ^ RvB: Recovery One part 1
  10. ^ a b c Rooster Teeth Productions (2006). Character profiles. In Red vs. Blue Season Four [DVD]. Buda, Texas: Rooster Teeth Productions.
  11. ^ Episode 43, episode 52, episode 71.
  12. ^ Episode 71.
  13. ^ a b Rooster Teeth Productions (2005). Audio commentary. In Red vs. Blue: Season Three [DVD]. Buda, Texas: Rooster Teeth Productions.
  14. ^ Burns notes in the commentary for Part Four of Recovery One that South feels resentment for not being given an AI, despite the problems some had presented, as she had been enthusiastic about receiving one.
  15. ^ Burnie Burns' journal: Release Schedule
  16. ^ In the Recovery One Part Two commentary, Burns and Hullum note that they gave North a purple suit with green trim to keep it apparent that the two were twins and hence dressed similarly, and surveyed people about which color, purple or violet, suited which character more.
  17. ^ Red vs. Blue: Reconstruction DVD commentary
  18. ^ According to the Season 4 Commentary, this character was named after Gus Sorola's cat, which died just before the completion of Season 4.
  19. ^ Red vs Blue: Recovery One Part One commentary
  20. ^ Red vs Blue: Recovery One Part Three commentary
  21. ^ http://roosterteeth.com/news/entry.php?id=450102
  22. ^ Red Vs Blue Cast. Red vs. Blue. Rooster Teeth Productions. Retrieved 2006-04-04.
  23. ^ Although the Alien is a Covenant Elite in the context of Halo, he is never acknowledged as an Elite in Red vs. Blue.
  24. ^ On the season 3 DVD commentary, Burnie Burns theorized that a skull seen on Sidewinder early in the season was the skull of Private Jimmy."
  25. ^ http://roosterteeth.com/store/
  26. ^ http://roosterteeth.com/store/product.php?id=78
  27. ^ http://roosterteeth.com/store/product.php?id=75

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