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Blind Man Cassidy

Blind Man Cassidy is a minor character featured in Red Dead Redemption 2.


Blind Man Cassidy is a blind man who can be encountered throughout the world, begging for money from passers-by. The player can donate $1.00 to him, and in return he tells the player vaguely metaphorical riddles that seem to allude to either the protagonist's personality or to events in the game's story. He functions similarly to the Soothsayer, whose riddles cost a dollar more and are usually more cryptic.


Cassidy is a short man with a hunched back and a cane, who can be seen wearing various outfits consisting of ragged and worn-out clothes. The few strands of grey hair that remain on his head appear extremely dry, his beard unkempt and coarse. He carries a small metal tankard wherever he goes, in which he keeps the money donated to him.



Bethink yourself before taking possession of another man's horse, for not all will go willingly.

Enjoy the world while you can. Enjoy today. For tomorrow... tomorrow awaits us all...

To Arthur Morgan

Make your final moments your best moments, sir. Know glory and forget about shame.

You must decide between your past and others' future, friend. Decide, for soon it will be too late.

That which is killing you will help you, finally, to see. And see clearly, friend. See and hear.

Your father is seduced by the one with the forked tongue... it's no use hoping.

Your whole life, sir, you have followed the wrong star.

Your whole life is one of regret... but it can end better than it began.

You are not who you think you are, sir... which is lucky.

Bad news awaits you, sir. Sadly, sooner than you think. But beyond the news, paradise awaits. Paradise...

Run from the seeker, sir. Run and keep running, or help others to run.

You didn’t run when last we spoke, sir. You didn’t run far enough.

Keep moving, sir. Keep moving... but don’t move too fast.

You keep hidden all that matters, sir. Maybe even from yourself...

I sense great confusion in you, sir. Great confusion. Not... because you... do not know, but because you are afraid of what you know.

I see the morrows and see them clearly, sir. Even when all reason is lost, and all truth has become lie, you will stand firm. For loyalty is both your saving and your curse.

Be warned, sir, be warned. Surrounded by fields of fire and flesh, the devil will make his sacrifice.

Be warned, sir, do not slumber too deeply... for the man with no nose is coming for you.

Just as evil begat evil your whole life long, so good may beget good.

To John Marston

You have learned the most important lesson of all. That only one thing matters and all else is lies.

Embrace those who love you, not the memory of those who pretended to.

I see sand and ocean and palm trees. Find the black flower and you will be rewarded.

You remember the past at the expense of the future.

You’re a fool, fiend. But not so much a fool as you think, nor such a fiend. The past is done, the future is yet to come.

They will come for you, friend. When they do, you will not have a choice. But you have lived better than most.

Two strangers seek thee. One from this world... perhaps one from another... One brings hatred... I'm not so sure what the other brings.


  • Although Blind Man Cassidy is always sincere, Arthur and John seem to find his riddles amusing or nonsensical, saying things such as: "Er, sure. Okay, mister" or "I'm not too sure what to make of that".
  • There's a known glitch that may happen if the player murders Blind Man Cassidy, which makes bounty hunters appearing to come after them regardless of a bounty on their head for the rest of the game.
  • The Blind Man appears to be inspired and modeled after Tiresias, a blind prophet in the Greek mythology. He made appearances in several Greek tragedies such as Odyssey and Oedipus Rex. Additionally, blind prophets have served as an archetypal trope in various media and modern art.