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*The Stranger has a strong resemblance to Hoodoo Brown, a character in GUN, another western video game.
 
*The Stranger has a strong resemblance to Hoodoo Brown, a character in GUN, another western video game.
   
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* There are many theories regarding who or what the Strange Man represents. The evidence most heavily suggests God, Satan or Death (aka the Grim Reaper), as bullets do not harm him, his tasks for John are basic morality tests, and he seems to know everything about John, stating "this is a fine spot" while standing on what will be the exact location of John's grave.
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* It has also been suggested that the Strange Man is John Marston's Guardian Angel.
** There are many theories Regarding who or what the Strange Man Represent. <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">The evidence most heavily suggests God, Satan or Death (aka the Grim Reaper), as bullets do not harm him, his tasks for John are basic morality tests, and he seems to know everything about John, stating "this is a fine spot" while standing on what will be the exact location of John's grave.</span> The evidence suggests most Heavily God, Satan or Death (aka the Grim Reaper), as bullets do not harm him, for John His tasks are basic morality test, and he Seems to know everything about John, stating "this is a fine spot" while standing on what the exact location or Will Be John's grave.
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* One of the reasons to suggest he is "God" apart from him knowing everything about John is when he says he's sort of an accountant (which makes sense if you think of "people" instead of "money").
** <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">It has also been suggested that the Strange Man is John Marston's Guardian Angel.</span>
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* Another reason is that during the second encounter in Mexico, a donkey can be seen in the background, which is one of many symbols referring to Jesus.
*** It HAS Also leg Suggested That the Strange Man, John Marston's Guardian Angel.
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*Another theory suggest the man could be John Marston's father, or a close relative. If the player goes to [[Beecher's Hope]] and look at the pictures on the wall in the house, s/he will see a picture of a man in a black suit. This is the only similarity between the two characters, however.
*** <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">One of the reasons to suggest he is "God" apart from him knowing everything about John is when he says he's sort of an accountant (which makes sense if you think of "people" instead of "money").</span>
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*This might be totally random, but if you draw lines between the three spots where the Strange Man was met on the map, it will create an equilateral triangle, or in this case, the Holy Trinity; the symbol of The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit, or the all seing eye referring to the illuminati. Yet another evidence suggesting the Strange Man is God. This is also a very weak clue, but when adding together the Strange Man saying he is a sort of accountant and other mysterious quotes (God), he speaks about his son and there is a donkey at the second encounter (Jesus) and the fact that he is invincible during the last encounter (Spirit?) makes it even more obvious, and mysterious at the same time.
**** One of the reasons to suggest he is "God" apart from knowing everything about him is when he says John he's sort of an accountant (Which makes sense if you think of "people" instead of "money").
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*The Man states "I hope my son turns out like you". In the sense the man is God, then this would refer to Jesus.
**** <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">Another reason is that during the second encounter in Mexico, a donkey can be seen in the background, which is one of many symbols referring to Jesus.</span>
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*Another reason that the strange man may be God is that John Marston at the very begin says "Do I know you?" and the strange man responds: "I hope so".
***** Another reason is the constantly That second encounter in Mexico, a donkey can be seen in the background, which is one of many symbols referencing to Jesus.
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*The man states "I'm an accountant...of sorts", which could mean that he is the Grim Reaper. Also, bullets don't affect him, as Death cannot die.
*****<span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">Another theory suggest the man could be John Marston's father, or a close relative.</span> Another theory suggest the man Could be John Marston's father, or a close relative. <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">If the player goes to If the player goes to <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">data-rte-instance="30404-15091732724f13dbf26e3d8" href="/wiki/Beecher%27s_Hope" title="Beecher's Hope">Beecher's Hope and look at the pictures on the wall in the house, s/he will see a picture of a man in a black suit.</span> Data-rte-instance = "30404-15091732724f13dbf26e3d8" href = "/ wiki / Beecher% 27s_Hope" title = "Beecher's Hope"> Beecher's Hope and look at the pictures on the wall in the house, s / he is willing see a picture of a man in a black suit. <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">This is the only similarity between the two characters, however.</span> This is the only similarity Between the two characters, However. </span>
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*The Strange Man might be purgatory. His personality and the way he dresses is like he is God or the devil. John curses and kills, but is natually kind (if the player plays him that way).
*****<span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr"><span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">This might be totally random, but if you draw lines between the three spots where the Strange Man was met on the map, it will create an equilateral triangle, or in this case, the Holy Trinity; the symbol of The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit, or the all seing eye referring to the illuminati.</span> This Might be totally random, but if you draw lines Between the three spots where the Strange Man was on the map, Will it create an Equilateral triangle, or in this case, the Holy Trinity, the symbol of The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit, or the all seing eye referencing to the Illuminati. <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">Yet another evidence suggesting the Strange Man is God.</span> Yet another evidence suggests the Strange Man is God. <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">This is also a very weak clue, but when adding together the Strange Man saying he is a sort of accountant and other mysterious quotes (God), he speaks about his son and there is a donkey at the second encounter (Jesus) and the fact that he is invincible during the last encounter (Spirit?) makes it even more obvious, and mysterious at the same time.</span> Also this is a very weak clue, but When adding together the Strange Man saying he is a sort of audit and other mysterious quotes (God), he speaks about His Son and there is a donkey at the second encounter (Jesus) and the fact That he is invincible During the last encounter (Spirit?) makes it even more obvious, and mysterious at the sametime. </span>
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*The final encounter with the Strange Man occurs where John Marston is eventually buried. The Strange Man says it is a beautiful spot showing foreknowledge of John's death which lends credence to the views of him being Death or God.
*****<span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr"><span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">The Man states "I hope my son turns out like you".</span> The Man states "I hope my son turns out like you." <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">In the sense the man is God, then this would refer to Jesus.</span> In the sense the man is God, then this would refer to Jesus. </span>
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*Another reason the strange man could be god is that if you chose to donate money to the nun, when John is talking to her, he says "Ain't it the lord's responsibility to look over his flock, not mine?" and the nun replies, "Yes, but the lord has brought you to me so you could help me."
*****<span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr"><span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">Another reason that the strange man may be God is that John Marston at the very begin says "Do I know you?"</span> Another reason thats the strange man That God May Be John Marston at the very beginning says "Do I know you?" <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">and the strange man responds: "I hope so".</span> and the strange man responded: "I hope so." </span>
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*The Strange Man could be a repressed memory from Marston's past that allows him to "soul search", as all of the tasks are related to a question of morality, or Marston's redemption from his previous life.
*****<span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr"><span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">The man states "I'm an accountant...of sorts", which could mean that he is the Grim Reaper.</span> The man states "... I'm an accountant of sorts", Which Could Mean That he is the Grim Reaper. <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">Also, bullets don't affect him, as Death cannot die.</span> Also, bullets do not affect him, as that Death can not. </span>
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*After the Strange man angers John by refusing to tell his identity, John says he would "not be responsible for his actions" if the Strange man did not tell him who he was. Directly after, the Strange man tells John, "Oh, but you will. You will." This could be interpreted as an allusion to the belief that after one's death, a person is "held responsible" for his actions in the form of judgement, and another reason to believe that the man is God, Death, or some supernatural figure.
*****<span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr"><span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">The Strange Man might be purgatory.</span> The Strange Man Might Be purgatory. <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">His personality and the way he dresses is like he is God or the devil.</span> His personality and the way he dresses like he's God or the devil. <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">John curses and kills, but is natually kind (if the player plays him that way).</span> John curses and kills, but it is natually child (if the player plays him That Way). </span>
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*The Strange Man may just be a "Spirit" of a lost one (Ex: Father/Mother) that crossed over to try to help John with his moral problems. For example, the first task he gives him is to talk a man out of cheating on his wife, maintaining the other man's morals of marriage and sacred bondage (May also be a reason for being God). The second task of either helping or robbing the nun is also on moral grounds (If the Strange Man was to be God, then this would give the second task more sense because he is trying to see if John will help him and support his followers or not). The last task/meeting is a big reason that the Strange Man is a spirit of a lost loved one or God. The quote "This is a fine spot" may either refer to John's ranch where he looks to build a new life with his family (Could be the dead relative congratulating Marston on making so much progress and effort to making a new life for himself. Could also be God's reward to him for helping all of the people John helped out on his way there like the MacFarlanes or Reyes) or John's future grave spot (reason for Strange Man being Death/Grim Reaper for knowing the spot where John dies in advance).
*****<span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr"><span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">The final encounter with the Strange Man occurs where John Marston is eventually buried.</span> The Final Encounter With The Strange Man Occurs where John Marston was eventually buried. <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">The Strange Man says it is a beautiful spot showing foreknowledge of John's death which lends credence to the views of him being Death or God.</span> The Strange Man says it is a beautiful spot showing foreknowledge of John's death lend credence to the All which views or Death or him being God. </span>
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* Most of the clues seem to indicate that the Strange Man is the Grim Reaper; dressed in black, accountant of souls, intimate knowledge of John's life, waiting for John to show his true colors after facing a few moral dilemas, and impervious to bullets. However, several intriguing clues point toward the Strange Man as being John's lost father whom he never met. The redemption theme could be behind the tasks set forth for his son John, to help redeem his father's lost soul; leaving/cheating on John's mother and living a life of sin. If John's father died several years prior, this could also explain the apparent similarity in age between the two men. However, John's father is mentioned as being Scottish several times during the game, so the Strange Man being his father would appear very unlikely.
*****<span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr"><span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">Another reason the strange man could be god is that if you chose to donate money to the nun, when John is talking to her, he says "Ain't it the lord's responsibility to look over his flock, not mine?"</span> Another reason the strange man Could be if you chose That God is to donate money to the nun, When John was talking to her, he says "Is not it the Lord's responsibility to look over His flock, not mine? " <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">and the nun replies, "Yes, but the lord has brought you to me so you could help me."</span> and The Nun replies, "Yes, but the Lord brought you HAS to me so You could help me." </span>
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* The man could simply be a representation of John's morality, as he is not affected by bullets and knows John's name.
*****<span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr"><span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">The Strange Man could be a repressed memory from Marston's past that allows him to "soul search", as all of the tasks are related to a question of morality, or Marston's redemption from his previous life.</span> The Strange Man Could be a repressed memory from Marston's matches That Allows him to "soul search", as all of the tasks are related to a question of morality, or Marston's redemption from His previous life. </span>
 
*****<span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr"><span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">After the Strange man angers John by refusing to tell his identity, John says he would "not be responsible for his actions" if the Strange man did not tell him who he was.</span> After The Strange Man by John amblers refuse to tell His identity, John says he would "not be Responsible For His actions" if the husband did not tell him Strange who he was. <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">Directly after, the Strange man tells John, "Oh, but you will. You will."</span> Directly after, the Strange Man tells John, "Oh, but you will. You will." <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">This could be interpreted as an allusion to the belief that after one's death, a person is "held responsible" for his actions in the form of judgement, and another reason to believe that the man is God, Death, or some supernatural figure.</span> This Could be Interpreted as an Allusion to the Belief That after one's death, a person's "hero Responsible" For His actions in the form of judgments, and another reason to believe thats the man is God, Death, or some supernatural figure. </span>
 
*****<span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr"><span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">The Strange Man may just be a "Spirit" of a lost one (Ex: Father/Mother) that crossed over to try to help John with his moral problems.</span> The Strange Man May just be a "spirit" of a lost one (Ex: Father / Mother) That crossed over to try to help John with His moral problems. <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">For example, the first task he gives him is to talk a man out of cheating on his wife, maintaining the other man's morals of marriage and sacred bondage (May also be a reason for being God).</span> For example, the first task he gives is to talk him out of a man cheating on his wife, Maintain the other man's morals and sacred tie of marriage (May Also Be a reason for being God). <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">The second task of either helping or robbing the nun is also on moral grounds (If the Strange Man was to be God, then this would give the second task more sense because he is trying to see if John will help him and support his followers or not).</span> The second task of helping or robbing Either the nun was on moral grounds Also (If the Strange Man was to be God, then this would give the second task more sense Because he is trying to see if John wanted to help him and support His followers or not). <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">The last task/meeting is a big reason that the Strange Man is a spirit of a lost loved one or God.</span> The last task / meeting is a big reason thats the Strange Man is a spirit or a lost loved one or God. <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">The quote "This is a fine spot" may either refer to John's ranch where he looks to build a new life with his family (Could be the dead relative congratulating Marston on making so much progress and effort to making a new life for himself. Could also be God's reward to him for helping all of the people John helped out on his way there like the MacFarlanes or Reyes) or John's future grave spot (reason for Strange Man being Death/Grim Reaper for knowing the spot where John dies in advance).</span> The quote "This is a fine spot 'may Either referring to John's ranch, where he looks to build a new life with His family (Could be the dead relative congratulating Marston on making so much progress and effort to making a new life for himself. Could Also be God's reward to him for helping all of the people John Helped out on his way there like the MacFarlane or Reyes) or John's future grave spot (reason for Strange Man being Death / Grim Reaper for knowing the spot where John Dies in advance) . </span>
 
***** <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr"><span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">Most of the clues seem to indicate that the Strange Man is the Grim Reaper; dressed in black, accountant of souls, intimate knowledge of John's life, waiting for John to show his true colors after facing a few moral dilemas, and impervious to bullets.</span> </span>
 
****** <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">Most of the clues to SEEM Indicating That the Strange Man is the Grim Reaper, dressed in black, accountant or souls, intimate knowledge of John's life, waiting for John to show His true colors after facing a few moral dilemas, and impervious to bullets. <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">However, several intriguing clues point toward the Strange Man as being John's lost father whom he never met.</span> However, Several intriguing clues point Toward the Strange Man as being John's father Whom he never lost to. <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">The redemption theme could be behind the tasks set forth for his son John, to help redeem his father's lost soul; leaving/cheating on John's mother and living a life of sin.</span> The redemption theme Could be behind the tasks set for Forth His son John, to help redeem His father's lost soul, leaving / cheating on John's mother and living a life of sin. <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">If John's father died several years prior, this could also explain the apparent similarity in age between the two men.</span> If John's father died Several years prior, Could this explain the apparent similarity Also Between the age of two people. <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">However, John's father is mentioned as being Scottish several times during the game, so the Strange Man being his father would appear very unlikely.</span> However, John's father's ashes being Scottish Mentioned Several Times During the game, so being the Strange Man His father would very Appear Unlikely. </span>
 
****** <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr"><span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">The man could simply be a representation of John's morality, as he is not affected by bullets and knows John's name.</span> </span>
 
******* <span class="google-src-text" style="text-align: left; direction: ltr">The Man Could simply be a representation of John's morality, as he is not Affected by bullets and knows John's name. </span>
 
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* Another Evindence that the Strange Man could be god, is when john demands him to tell him how he knows john, and when john shout: "Damn You" The Strange Man Answers with: "Yes, Many have" Its simular that the strange man is god, because many people say: Goddamn, Or Goddamned
 
   
 
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Damn you!

John Marston.


Yes, many have.

Strange Man.


I Know You is a 3-part Stranger side-mission in Red Dead Redemption.

Story

Marston encounters a strange man south of Mescalero, who seems to know a lot about Marston's past and claims to know him from his days running with Dutch's Gang. However, the strange man is very coy and never reveals how he knows Marston.

He then asks Marston to complete a couple of tasks, both of which turn out to be moral dilemmas, and the Strange Man's tone hints at what course of action he believes Marston will take in each case.

Walkthrough

Part 1

Rdr i know you01

Mission Segment Prerequisites

Before the first segment of this mission becomes available, the player must complete:

Mission Segment Objectives

To complete the first segment this mission, the player must:

  • Speak with the Strange Man about his friend.
  • Ride to Thieves' Landing and locate the Strange Man's friend.
  • Either encourage or discourage his activities.

Mission Segment Details

After meeting the Strange Man, head to Thieves' Landing and go to the saloon. The drunk friend should be on the porch. The strange man does not explicitly say to stop him, just to advise him on how to best proceed. Players can either dissuade the drunk friend from cheating on his wife, or give him $15 to persuade him to cheat on his wife. Giving him the money will cause the player to lose Honor, unless the bandana is equipped.


Part 2

Rdr i know you02

Mission Segment Prerequisites

Before the second segment of this mission becomes available, the player must complete:

Mission Segment Objectives

To complete the second segment of this mission, the player must:

Mission Segment Details

This time the Strange Man can be found in Mexico. Specifically, travel south on the road just west of El Matadero and you should see the question mark on your minimap at the top of where the elevation lines form a J. This time the Strange Man gives the player the choice of donating $10 to a nun or robbing her. If the player chooses to donate to the nun, the player will have random encounters with other nuns asking Marston for a donation in the future (similar to other random encounters such as stand offs and wagon rescues). Choosing not to donate money will result in a loss of honor.


Part 3

Rdr strangeman

Mission Segment Prerequisites

Before the final segment of this mission becomes available, the player must complete:

Mission Segment Objectives

To complete the final segment of this mission, the player must:

Mission Segment Details

The third and final confrontation with the Strange Man takes place outside Beecher's Hope. We hear more enigmatic dialogue, such as him not knowing his own name, collecting accounts of a sort, and being damned by many people. John loses his temper after asking the Strange Man for his name and fires on him, but the man is not affected by the bullets and walks away.

Note: If this final encounter is not completed prior to the mission "The Last Enemy That Shall Be Destroyed", players cannot complete this Stranger side-mission. However, this does not prevent the player from achieving 100% Completion.

Interpretations

For more information on the popular explanations and thematic interpretations of this stranger mission, please visit the Strange Man character page.

Dialogue

Main article: I Know You/dialogues

Trivia

For more Trivia on this stranger mission, please visit the Strange Man character page.

  • After speaking to the man for the second mission, he can be pushed onto the fire. The results are quite humorous.
  • Giving the nun $10, then killing her after the second mission, rewards the player with over $300.
  • Despite the man being unharmed by John shooting at him in the final cutscene, it is still possible to kill him outside of cutscenes by simply shooting at him. This will cause the player to fail the mission and to lose honor.
  • This is the only Stranger mission that Jack cannot perform.
  • The nun who John can either donate to or rob is Mother Superior Calderón, who plays a supportive role in the Undead Nightmare expansion pack.
  • The Stranger has a strong resemblance to Hoodoo Brown, a character in GUN, another western video game.

Speculation

This is speculation. This article, or parts of it, may not be correct.
More proof and/or clarification is needed.


  • There are many theories regarding who or what the Strange Man represents. The evidence most heavily suggests God, Satan or Death (aka the Grim Reaper), as bullets do not harm him, his tasks for John are basic morality tests, and he seems to know everything about John, stating "this is a fine spot" while standing on what will be the exact location of John's grave.
  • It has also been suggested that the Strange Man is John Marston's Guardian Angel.
  • One of the reasons to suggest he is "God" apart from him knowing everything about John is when he says he's sort of an accountant (which makes sense if you think of "people" instead of "money").
  • Another reason is that during the second encounter in Mexico, a donkey can be seen in the background, which is one of many symbols referring to Jesus.
  • Another theory suggest the man could be John Marston's father, or a close relative. If the player goes to Beecher's Hope and look at the pictures on the wall in the house, s/he will see a picture of a man in a black suit. This is the only similarity between the two characters, however.
  • This might be totally random, but if you draw lines between the three spots where the Strange Man was met on the map, it will create an equilateral triangle, or in this case, the Holy Trinity; the symbol of The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit, or the all seing eye referring to the illuminati. Yet another evidence suggesting the Strange Man is God. This is also a very weak clue, but when adding together the Strange Man saying he is a sort of accountant and other mysterious quotes (God), he speaks about his son and there is a donkey at the second encounter (Jesus) and the fact that he is invincible during the last encounter (Spirit?) makes it even more obvious, and mysterious at the same time.
  • The Man states "I hope my son turns out like you". In the sense the man is God, then this would refer to Jesus.
  • Another reason that the strange man may be God is that John Marston at the very begin says "Do I know you?" and the strange man responds: "I hope so".
  • The man states "I'm an accountant...of sorts", which could mean that he is the Grim Reaper. Also, bullets don't affect him, as Death cannot die.
  • The Strange Man might be purgatory. His personality and the way he dresses is like he is God or the devil. John curses and kills, but is natually kind (if the player plays him that way).
  • The final encounter with the Strange Man occurs where John Marston is eventually buried. The Strange Man says it is a beautiful spot showing foreknowledge of John's death which lends credence to the views of him being Death or God.
  • Another reason the strange man could be god is that if you chose to donate money to the nun, when John is talking to her, he says "Ain't it the lord's responsibility to look over his flock, not mine?" and the nun replies, "Yes, but the lord has brought you to me so you could help me."
  • The Strange Man could be a repressed memory from Marston's past that allows him to "soul search", as all of the tasks are related to a question of morality, or Marston's redemption from his previous life.
  • After the Strange man angers John by refusing to tell his identity, John says he would "not be responsible for his actions" if the Strange man did not tell him who he was. Directly after, the Strange man tells John, "Oh, but you will. You will." This could be interpreted as an allusion to the belief that after one's death, a person is "held responsible" for his actions in the form of judgement, and another reason to believe that the man is God, Death, or some supernatural figure.
  • The Strange Man may just be a "Spirit" of a lost one (Ex: Father/Mother) that crossed over to try to help John with his moral problems. For example, the first task he gives him is to talk a man out of cheating on his wife, maintaining the other man's morals of marriage and sacred bondage (May also be a reason for being God). The second task of either helping or robbing the nun is also on moral grounds (If the Strange Man was to be God, then this would give the second task more sense because he is trying to see if John will help him and support his followers or not). The last task/meeting is a big reason that the Strange Man is a spirit of a lost loved one or God. The quote "This is a fine spot" may either refer to John's ranch where he looks to build a new life with his family (Could be the dead relative congratulating Marston on making so much progress and effort to making a new life for himself. Could also be God's reward to him for helping all of the people John helped out on his way there like the MacFarlanes or Reyes) or John's future grave spot (reason for Strange Man being Death/Grim Reaper for knowing the spot where John dies in advance).
  • Most of the clues seem to indicate that the Strange Man is the Grim Reaper; dressed in black, accountant of souls, intimate knowledge of John's life, waiting for John to show his true colors after facing a few moral dilemas, and impervious to bullets. However, several intriguing clues point toward the Strange Man as being John's lost father whom he never met. The redemption theme could be behind the tasks set forth for his son John, to help redeem his father's lost soul; leaving/cheating on John's mother and living a life of sin. If John's father died several years prior, this could also explain the apparent similarity in age between the two men. However, John's father is mentioned as being Scottish several times during the game, so the Strange Man being his father would appear very unlikely.
  • The man could simply be a representation of John's morality, as he is not affected by bullets and knows John's name.

Achievements/Trophies

Aiding Strangers will contribute toward the following Trophies/Achievements:

Strangethingsareafoot
10 gamerscoreGamerscore
Bronze bronzeBronze
Complete a task for a Stranger.

Rdr people still strange icon
25 gamerscoreGamerscore
Silver silverSilver
Complete 15 tasks for Strangers.


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