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Willard Wayne is a minor character featured in Red Dead Redemption 2.



Wayne works as a hired gun, based in the town of Blackwater. He is also married and has children.

Events of Red Dead Redemption 2

Wayne and Devon are both hired by Charles Smith to protect a pair of wagons, carrying construction materials from Blackwater, through Tall Trees, and finally to Beecher's Hope.

Wayne travels on one of the wagons with John Marston, where the two share a conversation. They soon arrive at Manzanita Post, where Wayne retrieves the tools from Nils, before they continue on towards Beecher's Hope. On the journey, however, the crew is ambushed by the barbaric Skinner Brothers, with Willard getting shot in the shoulder with bow an arrow as the attack began.

During the fighting, Wayne, due to being wounded, hides behind the wagon, but the Skinners find and kidnap him. After most of the attacking Skinners had been eliminated, John and Charles search for Wayne, hearing his screams as they fight their way to him. They eventually find Wayne dead, pinned to a tree with a dagger through the eye and out the back of his head. John and Charles express their disgust at what the Skinners had done, and the latter carries Wayne's dead body back to the wagon.

After arriving at Beecher's Hope, John unloads the goods from the wagon while Charles takes Wayne to Blackwater for burial.

Mission appearances

Red Dead Redemption 2


  • Judging by his conversation with John Marston and how he hid behind the wagon during the ambush, Wayne likely didn't have much experience in a real gunfight, though his latter action could be attributed to being wounded in the initial attack.