|“||Most of us grew up hungry and scared and alone, one way or another.||„|
|“||An outlaw from the age of 12, Tilly ran with another gang before joining up with Dutch. Savvy, resilient and dependable, she can more than handle herself and isn’t afraid to speak her mind.||„|
|—Description by Rockstar Games.|
The daughter of a former slave, Tilly became an outlaw at the age of 12, running with a gang called the Foreman Brothers after they kidnapped her from her mother. At some point, she killed Anthony Foreman's cousin, Malcolm, slitting his throat when he tried to make advances on her and left the gang. Tilly then returned to her mother's working place, only to found out that she had passed away. Dutch van der Linde later encountered Tilly while she was in trouble; like what he had done to Arthur and John, Dutch saved the young girl, raised her, and taught her how to read. Tilly viewed Dutch as a surrogate father and was very grateful for his acts of kindness.
Events of Red Dead Redemption 2
Horseshoe Overlook Chapter
Arthur and Uncle take several of the women to Valentine so that they can shop and explore the town. Towards the end of the excursion, Tilly is hassled and attacked by a man who is later revealed to be a member of the Foreman Brothers, but he leaves her following a stern warning from Arthur.
Saint Denis Chapter
Tilly expresses her concern to Susan Grimshaw regarding the location of the new camp, stating that it's close to a safe house of the Foreman Brothers. Tilly's concerns later proved to be founded, as the Foreman Brothers manage to kidnap Tilly. After finding out about this, Susan enlists Arthur's help in rescuing her, and the two find her in Radley's House. After eliminating the guards and saving Tilly, Arthur and Susan then pursue the leader of the gang Anthony Foreman, killing more of his henchmen before hogtying him and bringing bring him back to Radley's House.
Tilly warns Anthony to leave her alone; in turn, Foreman promises that he will. Arthur has the decision to kill or spare him, with Tilly supporting the latter.
Beaver Hollow Chapter
Tilly gives Arthur a letter from Mary Linton, before commenting that Mary "isn't worth it". After the Pinkertons raid the Hollow, she takes Jack and hides him from them. She and Jack run from the camp and come across the other members, informing them that Abigail was captured. While Dutch, Micah, Bill and Javier decide to abandon Abigail in order to avoid further conflict, Arthur and Sadie decide to rescue Abigail. Before leaving, however, Arthur gives Tilly his share of their just-completed train heist and tells her to live a good life. Tilly, realizing Arthur's incoming death, expresses that she'll miss him. After Abigail is rescued, she and Sadie head to Copperhead Landing to reunite with Tilly and Jack.
After leaving the gang, Tilly marries a lawyer from Haiti with the surname Pierre, who she would have a daughter with shortly afterwards. John Marston can encounter her in Saint Denis, on a bench near the park next to the tailor shop. They greet each other and have a conversation before her trolley arrives. Later, she writes a letter to John; her letter reveals that they live in a fine house with servants, and that she still frequently sees Mary-Beth. Additionally, she mentions that she has neither seen nor heard of Karen, speculating that she died from alcoholism.
Tilly is often considered sweet and innocent by her peers and is well-liked. She appears to like Molly O'Shea more than some of the other women, as evident in the mission "Polite Society, Valentine Style" when she is the first to express regret in not bringing Molly along. However, after Molly was killed after confessing to betraying the gang, Tilly is less sympathetic than most of the other women and believes that O'Shea got what she deserved. Jackson is also shown to be brave and altruistic, saving Jack from the Pinkertons in the absence of other gang members.
Tilly holds Anthony Foreman in low regard and claims that he thinks he owns her, while being hostile to him while she is captured. Nonetheless, when Foreman later promises that he’ll leave her alone, Jackson is adamant that he should be spared and asks Arthur not to kill him, revealing a forgiving side to her personality. Like other women in the gang, Tilly thinks highly of Arthur and offers multiple conversations with him at camp. Tilly is also shown to have strong relationship with John Marston, his wife Abigail, and their son Jack.
By 1899, Tilly is a young African-American woman with brown eyes and dark hair pulled neatly into a French braid. She usually wears a yellow dress with short sleeves and white tips at the bottom of the dress and on the sleeves, sometimes a gray jacket and a long red neckerchief, and a threadbare black boots.
By 1907, her appearance has changed very little. She wears a dark blue striped dress, a white shirt, a red bow tie and a black belt.
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- "Outlaws from the West"
- "Enter, Pursued by a Memory
- "Eastward Bound"
- "Polite Society, Valentine Style"
- "The Battle of Shady Belle"
- "No, No and Thrice, No"
- "Fleeting Joy"
- "That's Murfree Country"
- "Goodbye, Dear Friend"
- "Red Dead Redemption"
- "American Venom" (credits)
- While antagonizing her at camp, Arthur implies that Tilly has a romantic interest in Javier, stating that she’s been giving him lots of attention.
- In one random conversation with Arthur, Tilly mentions that her mother used to be a slave until the age of 15.