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Archibald MacGregor is a recurring character featured in the Red Dead series, appearing as a supporting character and a minor antagonist in Red Dead Redemption 2, and as a minor character in Red Dead Online.
Archibald MacGregor is a resident of the town of Rhodes in Lemoyne. A supporter of the Gray family, Archibald first worked on the land at Caliga Hall, before serving as a deputy under Sheriff Leigh Gray. He also mentions he had an uncle, named Reginald, who, despite being the town's sheriff and preacher, was an alcoholic. Archibald also mentions that he has an aunt who he visited in Paris in 1878, as well as a cousin named Webster. He claims his family has worked for the Gray's for generations.
Events of Red Dead Online
The protagonist encounters Archibald and Sheriff Gray while examining the bounty board outside the Sheriff's Office in Rhodes. Gray mistakes the protagonist for the bounty hunter he hired to take out the remains of the Twin Rocks gang, but Archibald quickly points out the actual individual, who drives up in a wagon carrying the bodies of the gang members. Gray orders Archibald to count the corpses and he points out that one is missing. The bounty hunter then finds and executes the final gang member, who was hiding nearby. Disgusted at the sight, Gray promptly orders Archibald to clean up the mess before having him dispose of the rest of the bodies.
Events of Red Dead Redemption 2
Archibald first encounters Arthur when a group of criminals that he and Sheriff Gray captured broke free from the back of their prison wagon. He and Arthur ride after them, where Arthur deals with those on the train before knocking the leader unconscious. After doing so, they bring him back to the Sheriff’s Office, while Archibald gives Arthur a tour of Rhodes. Gray and Archibald invite Dutch and Arthur to visit them again some time.
Archibald next comes into the picture when the sheriff sends him, along with Bill, Dutch, and Arthur, to attack a Lemoyne Raider moonshining operation. This is successful, and Archibald later tells the gang members that it is customary for the law to take and drink the moonshine for themselves, rather than destroying it.
Archibald's last appearance is during the shootout in Rhodes, where the Gray family double-crosses the Van der Linde gang after seeing through their deception and ambushes them in the middle of the streets in Rhodes. After all of the Grays' gunmen are killed, Arthur and Micah confront Sheriff Gray and his deputies, who are holding Bill hostage. Archibald stands by Gray's side and is killed by either Arthur or Micah.
Archibald is shown to be a gregarious and welcoming person, happily giving Arthur Morgan a tour of Rhodes upon their first meeting, explaining details of the area’s history as well. Nonetheless, he is also inclined to speak occasionally about members of his own family, citing their words of advice and experiences to whomever he is speaking to.
Being the loyal right-hand deputy to Leigh Gray, he often voices his support of his boss' family while verbally condemning the Braithwaites. As such, he stands firmly beside the sheriff in a standoff against those he once considered decent folk.
MacGregor wears boots and grey trousers, along with a somewhat scruffy, loose white shirt, a similarly loose grey waistcoat, and a black hat adorned with a red rim. His occupation as a lawman is denoted by a sheriff's badge worn on his waistcoat.
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Red Dead Online
- The Bounty Hunter intro
- Archibald is the first character to describe in detail the nature of the relationship between the Braithwaite family and the Lemoyne Raiders, as he notes that the two groups are "in business" with each other.
- If Arthur gets arrested in Rhodes, there may be a cutscene in which MacGregor tells him that he will be hanged for his crimes, before Dutch breaks him out.
- This cutscene will still play even after the completion of "A Short Walk in a Pretty Town", despite Archibald being killed during the mission.
- MacGregor states that his uncle, Reginald, had "one tiny hand, like a child's, on the end of a grown man's arm". This is reminiscent of a point of interest in the Saint Denis marsh, where a dead man with such an arm can be found.
- Official gameplay video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw_oH5oiUSE