Red Dead Redemption 2 player uncovers troubling identity of “The Strange Man”.
Un player of Red Dead Redemption 2 may have revealed some shocking information regarding one of its more unsettling characters.
Red Dead Redemption and Red Dead Redemption 2 players may come across all manner of strange characters; from alien spaceships and missing friends to grisly murders. Or perhaps that might make Red Dead Redemption and Red Dead Redemption 2 all the more entertaining?
Rockstar leaves so many secrets within its games unexplained, it shouldn’t come as any shock that fans continue their search for answers within its mysteries.
You have likely encountered The Strange Man while playing either Red Dead Redemption or its sequel Red Dead Redemption 2. He appears during an optional side mission in Red Dead Redemption 1, seeming to know things about John Marston that no-one else could possibly know about.
Red Dead Redemption 2 revisits the Strange Man with an even creepier cameo appearance during John’s epilogue playthrough, when visiting an abandoned shack daily to watch as its painting of him slowly comes together over several days – until eventually appearing behind John in a mirror for only moments before dissipating into nothingness! Truly terrifying?
While it remains unknown who exactly this mysterious figure is supposed to be, one Reddit user named Basketballjuice has put forth an extremely convincing theory as to who this figure could possibly be: Cain from the Bible is widely held to have been the first murderer and believed by them as Cain the Strange Man is his descendent.
Reddit user JohnFowe provides his theory in an exhaustive post with several intriguing points. According to him, Marston knows about Cain but can never quite grasp why; perhaps because God marked Cain so all would recognize him; thus making Cain seem all-knowing; Cain also seems fated to roam Earth eternally – another possibility being why John’s house in Red Dead Redemption 2 may appear with “serial killer” written above it as reference to Cain being the original murderer! Interestingly enough, John’s house title in reference to Cain’s being immortalised as opposed to Cain being remembered!
Finally – and perhaps this is what gives Red Dead Redemption its creepiest element – according to biblical tradition, those who attempt to destroy Cain will receive sevenfold vengeance in return. John shot Strange Man three times. By game end he is shot 21 times before ultimately dying of natural causes.
Basketballjuice deserves praise for presenting such an intriguing theory; I can confirm its accuracy for myself! Rockstar may or may not confirm any part of it directly, but as far as I’m concerned this one definitely rings true!