You saved my life...You're a good man!
Jimmy Brooks to Arthur, if he decides to save him.

Jimmy Brooks is a minor character featured in Red Dead Redemption 2.



Brooks was a resident of the town of Blackwater in 1899.

Events of Red Dead Redemption 2

Arthur Morgan firsts encounters Jimmy Brooks in Valentine while assisting the gang. Brooks recognizes Morgan as having been in Blackwater, and after Morgan unsuccessfully attempts to convince him otherwise, Brooks rides off in fear. Morgan chases him across the country on his horse until Brooks falls off his own and is left hanging off a cliff, and then Morgan has the choice of either helping him, or letting him die. If rescued, Morgan threatens Brooks into not talking, who then proceeds to ride off. Brooks's final words to Arthur can be one of the lines he reflects upon during his last ride.

Mission appearances

Red Dead Redemption 2



  • There's a poem about Jimmy Brooks in the Strange Man's shack at Bayall Edge, chronicling either his death or survival, depending on whether or not Arthur saved him.
  • If Arthur chooses to save Jimmy, he will give him a pen as a sign of gratitude. It can be sold at a Fence for $10.


Weren't you in Blackwater a few weeks back?
Jimmy recognizing Arthur
No, no! I-I-I got it wrong, partner... I got it very wrong, now please help me up!
Jimmy begging Arthur to pull him off the cliff
You saved my life. You're a good man...
Jimmy thanking Arthur for saving his life
I n-never saw you...not-not now, not-not never. I think we have an understanding?
Jimmy agreeing to never speak about his encounter with Arthur


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