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Archie Downes to Arthur Morgan

Archie Downes is a supporting character featured in Red Dead Redemption 2.



Archie is the son of Thomas and Edith Downes.

Events of Red Dead Redemption 2

Alongside his mother, Archie witnesses his father being beaten by Arthur Morgan, in an attempt to get Thomas to pay back his loan to Leopold Strauss. Soon after his father's death, his family becomes financially unstable and he and his mother left their home at Downes Ranch. His mother, Edith, moves to Saint Denis where she begins to work as a prostitute to support herself and her son.

They later move to Annesburg, a thriving mining town in Roanoke Ridge. Archie gets a job as a miner to help support the family and to satisfy his mother in an attempt to stop her from working as a prostitute. However, his colleagues and foreman bully him, mocking him for his mother's job. Arthur steps in and beats the miners, saving Archie but also causes him to lose his job. Archie is surprised that Arthur wishes to help him, while Arthur tells Archie to convince his mother to accept his help.

During their next encounter, Archie informs Arthur that they have not left Annesburg as his mother refuses to take money from Arthur. Luckily, Arthur eventually manages to persuade Edith to quit her job and to move out, taking Arthur's money. Afterward, Archie follows his mother into their house, where they prepare to move away.

In the epilogue, Archie and his mother are seen boarding a boat in Saint Denis docks, looking considerably wealthier. Additionally, Edith and Archie Downes opened a brand new golf course and own several successful businesses out west in 1907.[1]

Mission appearances

Red Dead Redemption 2


  • Archie Downes is one of the only two characters in Red Dead Redemption 2 to ride on a mule, with the other being Levi Simon.