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Maybe when your mother is finished mourning your father... I'll keep her in black, on your behalf.
~ Arthur threatening Archie Downes.

Arthur Morgan is the anti-heroic protagonist of Red Dead Redemption II. Although Arthur is not evil by nature, he commits several villainous acts throughout the story and (depending on the player's choices) becomes more ruthless and violent while the game progresses.

He was voiced by Roger Clark.

Biography

Arthur was born in 1863 to Lyle and Beatrice Morgan, and she died when he was very young. Lyle was a criminal and outlaw, and was arrested for larceny in 1874, and Arthur described as a "no good bastard". Arthur witnessed his death when he was young as well, and despite not liking his father, or knowing his mother, he kept photos for them for either comfort or fondness for them.

Around 1878, Arthur was picked up and adopted by Dutch van der Linde and Hosea Matthews, and viewed both of them as surrogate fathers. As time went by, Arthur started to share Dutch's vision of life lived free from civilization and law, and became one of the most trusted members of the gang. During his youth, Arthur met and fell in love with Mary Gillis, but his life of crime and disapproval of Mary's family caused their relationship to crumble.

Later on, Arthur have a sexual interaction with a young waitress named Eliza, and she had his son, Isaac. Despite working with the van der Linde gang, Arthur offered his support and spent quality time with them, often visiting them a few months and days. One day, Arthur arrived at their home to see them buried, and later learned that they were killed by robbers for ten dollars. The incident hardened Arthur deeply, and he never truly coped with the pain of losing a child, and became fond of John and Abigail Marston's son, Jack.

Red Dead Redemption II

Personality and Appearance

There's a good man within you... But he is wrestling with a giant.
~ Mary to Arthur.
Arthur is initially presented as a classic outlaw from the wild west, wearing clothes from the countryside, committing numerous crimes alongside Dutch Van der Linde and showing no remorse whatsoever for the people he killed. Although he seems like a despicable person at first, it is proved throughout the story that Arthur is actually a good person that was deeply scarred during his lifetime and regrets most of the things done by him, like the brutal assault on Thomas Downes and the fall of his family.

Quotes

We got lawmen in three different states after us. They chased us from the west, they chased us over the mountains.
~ Arthur on the gang's situation.
Where's our money!?
~ Arthur assaulting Thomas Downes.
You got some money for me, boy? I've seen your name in our ledger.
~ Arthur to Winton Holmes.
As long as we get paid or you get shot I'm happy.
~ Arthur to Uncle.
I wish things were different. But it weren't us who changed.
~ Arthur to John Marston.
This whole thing is pretty much done. We're more ghosts than people.
~ Arthur to Sadie Adler.
Dutch... Micah... COME AND GET ME, YOU BASTARDS!!!
~ Arthur if he goes for the loot.
DAMN US BOTH!
~ Arthur's last words to Micah Bell if he has low honor.
You let him damn us all, Dutch.
~ Arthur if he goes for the loot and has low honor.

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Trivia

  • Arthur is possibly of British and Welsh descent.
  • If Arthur has low honor, he will be symbolized with a twisted black furred coyote, which are often seen as sinister tricksters.

See Also

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           Red Dead Series Villains

Red Dead Revolver
Bad Bessie | Bloody Tom | Captain Bufias | Colonel Daren | General Diego | Governor Griffon | Grizzly | Holstein Hal | Longhorn Luke | Mr. Black | Pig Josh | Professor Perry | Sam | Smitty | Ugly Chris Bailey

Red Dead Redemption
Abraham Reyes | Agustin Allende | Archer Fordham | Bill Williamson | Dutch van der Linde | Edgar Ross | Espinoza | Javier Escuella | Norman Deek | Seth Briars | Vincente De Santa

Undead Nightmare
Undead

Red Dead Redemption II
Alberto Fussar | Arthur Morgan | Andrew Milton | Angelo Bronte | Bray and Tammy Aberdeen | Catherine Braithwaite | Cleet and Joe | Elias Green | Colm O'Driscoll | Colonel Henry Favours | Edmund Lowry Jr. | Ku Klux Klan | Laramie Gang Leader | Leigh Gray | Leopold Strauss | Leviticus Cornwall | Levi Simon | Micah Bell | Mr. Abel | Murfree Brood | Otis Skinner | Saint Denis Vampire | Skinner Brothers

Red Dead Online
Amos Lancing | Grace Lancing | Jeremiah Shaw | Teddy Brown | Teddy Brown's Boys

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