Red Dead Redemption: Fan wants to reveal Strange Man’s secret


We can meet the so-called “Strange Man” in Red Dead Redemption, but traces of his presence can also be found in Red Dead Redemption 2.

The devil, death or a demon? To the mysterious Strange Man from Red Dead Redemption 1 and 2 there are numerous theories and assumptions. The fan base has been racking its brains for years about who the well-dressed gentleman with obscure motivations who seems to haunt John Marston is.

Now a new theory of a player is causing a stir. Reddit-User Basketballjuice shared on Reddit his personal guess who might actually be behind the Strange Man. We summarize the most important information for you. Incidentally, we have already covered the most popular theories about Strange Man so far in the following article:

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Strange Man: But not the devil or death?

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Who is the Strange Man again? You can meet the mysterious journeyman in a suit, hat and mustache in John Marston’s boots at various points in the history of the first Red Dead Redemption. The Strange Man seems to know a disturbing amount about John and his life and repeatedly confronts him with moral decisions.

His identity remains a secret even in Red Dead Redemption 2 and he seems to have supernatural abilities and to influence the fate of many people. You can watch all of his scenes from the first Red Dead Redemption again in this video:

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This is what the Reddit theory says: According to Basketballjuice, the Strange Man is not supposed to be about death or the devil, but the biblical character Cain. You know, the first son of Adam and Eve, who was punished by God for the murder of his brother Abel.

And it is precisely that punishment that makes Basketballjuice suspect that the Strange Man is Cain. Because of his fratricide, Cain was condemned by God to walk forever on the earth, with a sign so that everyone should recognize him. For this reason, the Strange Man is said to appear unusually familiar to John Marston in their encounters.

Also, according to the Bible, anyone who harms Cain will experience the same fate seven times as bad. According to Basketballjuice, this is reflected in the three shots that John fired at the Strange Man: At his death in the finale of Red Dead Redemption, John Marston should be hit by at least 21 bullets.

Basketballjuice lists other details that he sees as evidence of Cain as the Strange Man’s true identity. For example, that the mysterious figure has a damned amount of knowledge, after all, it has been walking the earth for thousands of years. Or that Cain will bring death and misfortune wherever he goes, which is why Tumbleweed has come down and abandoned.

Since Cain is also considered to be the first murderer of mankind because of his deeds, it is only fitting that the Strange Man’s house in Red Dead Redemption 2 is considered to be the one, according to Basketballjuice Series killers referred to as. The Reddit user also suspects that John’s son Jack is alluding to the man’s true identity: after all, his dog goes by the name of Cain.

Other popular theories: By the way, you get a really big info load about Strange Man and his possible identity in the video from YouTuber … Strange Man. Here the assumption is made that the mysterious NPC is much more likely to be the personification of death:

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Do we ever get an answer? Devil, death, demon or Cain: we will probably never find out officially who is really behind the Strange Man. But that is understandable from a narrative point of view. A definitive answer would likely just demystify an insanely compelling character and the mystery he embodies.

In addition, Red Dead Redemption remains in conversation not only because of this, but also because of such puzzles: More than ten years after the release of the first part, fans are still making new theories and assumptions and thus providing new insights and discussions.

What do you think of the new theory regarding the Strange Man? Who do you suspect behind the mysterious figure? Let us know in the comments!

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