Best Characters Out of All Call of Duty Games

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The Top Ten

Ghost - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Of all the characters in the games, Ghost is the only one that I felt horrible when he died, I actually had emotion about him and wanted to kick Shepard ass for it
The most badass I can think of. I didn't know him long, but the mask, glasses, attitude, intelligence, and heroics made me pissed when he died.
The most epic Call of Duty guy in history shepard should go to hell for killing him


[Newest]If I was instead of that weak soap I'd burn shepherd! He was the worst traitor in this game...
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2Captain MacTavish - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Soap was of course the best character in Modern Warfare Series. From the starting in Modern Warfare 1 Price says "What the hell kinda name is soap". Sure he regrets saying that later. He was with Price's group right from the start till the death of Imran Jakhaev by his hands whom Price and McMillan tried to snipe but couldn't kill 15 years ago! He then went for Operation King fish with Price, Ghost and Sandman where Price was taken captive but they thought he was dead. Here though Ghost played a vital role still I don't understand, It isn't enough for people to like Ghost and move him to number 1. After that we see him in Modern Warfare 2 as the acting commander and captain of the Task Force in Cliffhanger. Whenever I see an enemy by playing as roach and turn towards him he snipes out the bastard saying "He's mine" and that too within a second or two.I really like that part too where they made an inhuman jump from one platform of Ice to another one at the start of the mission. He along with roach took down an entire base and brought the ACS. Also loved the part in South America but there was less of him and more of Roach. After that the oil rig mission, "The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday" I really liked how he fought as usual and got a lot of help staying in cover of him and shooting down the douchebags in Veteran Mode. Then on the next mission it was because of him that they got prisoner 627 I.E. captain Price out of the Gulag. Also liked Price where he talks to Shepherd saying "You want to set up an oil fire Sir! You start a bigger explosion in front of it. Sucks away the oxygen, snuffs the flame" and then cut out the connection, its different though. Then finally he showed what he was made up of fighting alone to get out of the boneyard in Afghanistan with Shepherd's men on one side and Makarov's on the other. After that in the mission just like old times he blasted the asses of the shadow company troopers along with Captain Price. In the final mission dodging helicopters and RPGs and shooting the sorry asses of Shadow Company and boating he finally helped Captain Price to destroy Shepherd's helicopter. Then while killing shepherd he showed his stamina, power and love of his country by killing the betrayer by taking out the knife thrust in his chest and throwing it at Shepherd and making an epic kill and changing a course of history. He proved Shepherd's words "History is written by the Victors". In Modern Warfare 3 he is taken after this to Himachal Pradesh in India where he was treated and he survived. Price's words "He is a hard bastard" was great hearing. Then they stormed Somalia which was also fantabulous. Then I loved the two missions "Eye Of The Storm" and "Blood Brothers" acting under his command and proving him a great leader and commander. It really felt bad when he died in "Blood Brothers" on the table in the Russian resistance building. Captain Price was shown deeply hurt by his death and couldn't trust Yuri after he said that Makarov knows Yuri. Price takes his diary and places an handgun over his chest and honouring him and sadly speaking "I'm Sorry". The moment was absolutely very mournful and I hated Call of Duty for this one, really loved this character a lot. On the starting cutscene of the very next mission it was very sad seeing Soap's photo and beside it being written K.I.A. Hoped to see a lot more. Was finally happy when Price took revenge for his death.
He was the best character ever made not in Call of Duty, but in the games history ever! We don't know a lot about him, but we can love him, because we start the Modern Warfare with him, and he is back in MW2 as an NPC and a playable character too. He was a hero, he killed every bad character. Soap should have killed Makarov too, to make him a real legend, but the game creators have killed him, and with him they have killed one of the best game sequels, the Modern Warfare too. He was the most likeable character, he had more to do, and his death was a tragedy and really painful. It shows a message: "It doesn' t matter you liked him, we killed him to end it right here, right now. " He wouldn't die in a table, and Makarov wouldn't get that prize to have a good feeling about his death. It would be nicer, if Soap could kill him and then Makarov should realize, that he can't get everything, what he wants. Makarov got Soap's death, and Soap got what? He killed Zakhaev and Shepherd, to end a war, but he couldn't. It's not fair. The character, who we "growed up" died in front of our eyes. We totally can feel Cpt. Price's pain. Soap could have earn more.

So Cpt. MacTavish was a really hard bastard, as Price said, a man, who you can trust, who always cared about anyone else's life, not about himself. That is what made him a really hero, and he would be a legend. We loved him, respect him. We will always remember you, Cpt. John MacTavish, Soap. Rest in peace, and take care out yourself in the other side.
Captain MacTavish is awesome! He saves Roach a bunch of times, he kills General Shepherd and Imran Zakhaev, and he does all the work in combat!
[Newest]Totally agree he should be #1 though
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3Captain Price - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1 & 2
Ok he is like 50 years old with arthritis and he still whoops ass and he never dies and he never will.
Price has been around since the first game, he has an awesome voice, is really tough without trying to be, and HE HAS A BEARD!
he should be one or two. Hes old and a beast still. I he would die at the end mw2 though.
[Newest]He's GREAT! I like what he does with makarov.

4Frank Woods - Call of Duty: Black Ops
By the way he is not dead he survived. You can find evidence on youtube
Coolest character ever! I really hope he somehow comes back. The missions with him were my favorite.
I feel bad for him, he gets himself blown up by an idiot! He's awesome and no one can beat him!
[Newest]He is very bad! He killed everyone accidentally! How can someone be idiot!

5Sergeant Reznov - Call of Duty World at War
he was at the battle of stalingrad, the recapturing of russia and most eastern europe, Seelow Heights and the Battle of Berlin as well as Project Nova and the escape from Vorkuta were he sadly dies but really who else has that under there belt oh and his cool signature machete
Epic and badass, not only in WaW but in black ops too.
And he died like a hero, letting mason get on the train first leaving himself to die
Good character, hardcore knows a lot about warfare, also in Black Ops.


[Newest]Should be first he was amazing LIKE A BOSS!

6Alex Mason - Call of Duty: Black Ops
Alex Mason is actually such an interesting character. He is a mentally unstable character, who can hear numbers! At the same time he is one good looking, badass dude. He should be top
The most interesting character in the franchise and lives through so much danger.
I like that in black ops, you get to c the primary character, and know what his voice sounds like (a boss) betrayed, forgoten, abandoned. All brothers.
[Newest]How could mason abandon his young son.

7Gaz - Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Gaz is a character, very intelligent and one of the best ones
Number 1 ahead of woods and ghost fantastic character
gaz is the bossest character ever I love him
[Newest]My favorite gaz is handsome some day I would be like him

8Gary "Roach" Sanderson - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
In all honesty, I believe the roach should be one of the top modern warfare characters, if not the best. He was took part in many of the significant missions while he still served Task force 141, such as the Gulag, cliff hanger, take down, etc. Even though we don't know much about Roach as a person and don't get to hear him speak let alone see his face, a bond between the player and character is formed. Let's face it, I can't name any other character in the modern warfare series whose missions had epic phases, like : Escaping from a Russian military force that is chasing you down a mountain slope, fleeing from hundreds of Militia rebels in a slum, knowing that your brothers in arms may desert you if you don't make it in time, rescuing a true icon in the modern warfare series (captain price), breaching rooms (come on, we all loved that little matrix moment when you would aim the barrel of your gun through the debris of the wall, taking out all hostile targets in the room) and dodging mines and mortar shells when you assaulted Makarov's hide out. Such experiences got our blood pumping and you know you loved roach for that.
Roach is obviously the best Call of Duty character, even though you can't see him you form a sort of bond with him. So when he died I was more sadder for him than anyone else. And he was in all major task force 141 missions like cliffhanger and takedown and stuff and him and mactavish took down an entire Russian base in cliff hanger ROACH for the win
Modern Warfare 2 was the first call of duty game I played and Roach is the character that stands out the most in my mind. The fact that characters can die in this game was broken out early when Joseph Allen died so when I was playing Roach, all his narrow escapes actually kept my heart pumping thinking he might not make it. Then comes the ending where you make it alive one last time, then get betrayed, and killed. Being a faceless/voiceless main character, you don't get to know much about Roach in other areas but playing him, you find he's a great soldier who can rely on and support his team. He would of survived his last mission but part of his team betrayed him so yea.
[Newest]Have you ever seen his face?

9Yuri Petrenko - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
He is just like price and soap COMBINED!
Even if soap died for yuri,
he didn't actually mean to kill soap.
he is also a badass too!
he took the risk to save price!
now that's a he! #uva badass
Awesome character! Saves Captain Price's life and lives so much danger.
A pretty good Russian character... Yuri is a total warhead!
[Newest]Petrenko isn't his last name.

10Staff Sergeant Griggs - Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Griggs is a complete badass, he can take woods any day and should be right on top of that list. He would kick your ass for not voting for him!
Griggs is one of those big black badasses and is awesome and is very underrated.
I didn't really care for Griggs until the final scene when he risks his life Soap. The only reason Price had the time to slide Soap the gun was because Griggs gave him the time.


[Newest]Griggs was insane! Shame they killed him off right at the end. My favourite character from the series, memorable for his sleeve-less uniform.

The Contenders

11Sergeant Roebuck - Call of Duty: World at War
Great leader, cares about his men and won't back down to his enemies, and has many followers
He makes WaW such an awesome game, he deserves at least a place in the top 10 go Rodebuck

12Corporal Dunn - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Him and foley stay all though the ranger campaign is mw2
That's my opinion, he should not be left out, he awesome
Put him on the list he knows how to hit a target. And he does not get killed. He can kill anyone anywhere
Cpl. Dunn represent

13Makorav - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Definitely the best villain in the entire Call of Duty franchise and certainly one of its best characters too.
Such a bad guy, but awesome bad guy!
You are right makarov is special character. In most of missions price, soap, yuri even could. Nt catch him.
[Newest]Makarov is the best villain in the Call of Duty series

14Derrick Frost - Call of Duty: Modern Warefare 3
Helped sandman in most missions and also destroy that jammer. Also killed the helicopters in black tues day.
Frost also saved sandman by killing two bastards with just a pistol in the mission of saving the presidents daughter. Finally I believe frost should be in the mission of rescuing the president when sandman died.
I hope he is in mw4

15Captain MacMillan - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
If you've played cod4 you'll know that this guy is the best character on all the games! When he goes "Oi! Suzy! " when he knifes that Russian guy, best Call of Duty moment! He's also on the best mission on call of duty, all ghillied up!
Oi, Suzy! Don't do anything stupid.
He says awesome tag lines and best of all he's Scottish and has an epic accent!
[Newest]Say he is the best sniper killer

16Nikolai - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1 & 2
A genius! He's very funny!
Brave, Loyal and Awesome is what describes this legend.
You know how to say owned in Russian? Owned!

17Captain Victor Reznov - Call of Duty: Black Ops
Victor reznov are one of the most memorable characters of all time! He is a bad ass soviet soldier that he will do anything to get his country back from him! Also if you have a fight with this guy. You will lose your face in a tragic FIST accident!
The stereotypical badass Russian that has to say cambrad at least once on each sentence!
His my favorite character he surive all missions
[Newest]Most coolest character ever

18Sandman - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
He just wins. Team Metal Leader and Master Sergeant. People don't push him around.
Sandman is a don, he knows exactly what to do and he deserves to be up there in the top 20.
He is badass! He should be on the top 10!

19Sgt. Wallcroft - Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Beast charachter. Liked him a lot. I miss him from MW3

20David Mason - Call of Duty: Black Ops II
He saved the world from total war.He should be in the top ten.
Why isn't this guy number one? He's an amazing character. He's a hero, and he's such a great guy. I love him to death.
Awesome character and so professional at his job
[Newest]He's different, a totally new character in the whole games!

21Cpt. Price - Call of Duty 2
This guy has been the leader in almost all modern warfares this guy had gone from a lutendent on all chilled up to the best leader in Call of Duty history

22Sgt. Foley - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
This guy is awesome. He really does know how to take out a target

23Keegen P. Russ - Call of Duty: Ghosts
This guy has to be the most badass guy in Call of Duty Ghosts. He makes the most badass takedowns and kills in the whole game!
'Watch and learn, kid', Keegan is a great character, and also has a great mask!
It is a great person in Call of Duty ghost with its remarkable skills
[Newest]He saved a whole family from getting killed

24Riley - Call of Duty: Ghosts
This dog can take anything, anyone down he kills like a beast and is the coolest dog ever
Best character ever who doesn't love a dog that always has your back
Likable character, who doesn't need to be human

25Sgt. Marcus Burns
This guy is very good he never died in Call of Duty was still alive after the train crash and did everything he needed to do

26Bowman - Call of Duty: Black Ops
Played by Ice cube and he is a pretty good fighter and soldier. I was so pissed when he died! He was the best out of them and will always be


Its Ice Cube! He desreves top 10 spot
He's one bad ass mo fo

27Jason Hudson - Call of Duty: Black Ops
Mr Shades. A complete boss, the stereotypical hard as nails fed. Epic in the Kowloon mission. Why Ian' t Jennifer up the list?
Coolest badass ever! Especially his shades, too bad he got killed
Stone cold professional, that's all there is to it. Black ops 2 and his death didn't do him justice.

28Pvt. Dimitri Petrenko Call of Duty World at War
He is one of the best call of duty characters ever I have no idea how he isn't on this list for 1 he survived waw he was a badass sniper saved reznov so many times I was so pissed when kravchenko killed him especially with nova gas wow.
Really 23 did you guys even play waw he gets shot multiple times and still puts the Russian flag up in Berlin
Love the relationship between him and Reznov. Level-headed and reliable. He wouldn't make a good leader but he's damn good at following an order. Tragic death just makes me appreciate him even more.

29Sergeant Dixon - Call of Duty 3

30Lev Kravchenko - Call of Duty: Black Ops
Even though he is a villian in the game he still is one hell of a villian. His signature boot to the face just pisses you off and makes you wanna kill em. He will pull your eye out with his fingernail. He almost killed Woods! Damn he's bad.


31John F. Kennedy - Call of Duty: Black Ops
Now lets not forget the great president who makes a cameo apperance in the game. You can play as him in black ops zombies up in the pentagon. Playing as John F. Kennedy while blowing up zombies now that's a dream come true.


32Logan Walker - Call of Duty: Ghosts
He is the one most like Simon ghost Riley and that makes him a total badass
This guy is an ultimate badass has a mask of simon ghost riley and the skills of soap
He kills any thing in sight and take a hit like a man.
[Newest]I love this badass bad thing is you can't see him

33Pvt Huxley - Call of Duty 3
Gotta have love for my brother Huxley, he's completely hysterical. Also he has to be one of the most loveable characters in the game.
THAT BEANIE HAT! Laugh out loud he was funny at times in the game


34Lieutenant Vasquez - Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
People say Griggs is underrated but the real underdog is Lt. Vasquez. He kicks ass, he leads his men, and he's a Gung Ho Marine! Sermper Fi
OMG, what the hell is he doing number 10 on the list? He should at least be number 3, because he's different from the other characters, he's looks kind of like a body builder!
Vasquez had a mean shotgun, led his troops from the front and was a true GRUNT.
Probably won't see him again though

35Raul Menendez - Call of Duty: Black Ops II
He is a very good brother, very loyal, he never forget his sister and he's very professional!

36David Hesh Walker - Call of Duty: Ghosts
He is a good man who trying to fight for his family and his team. And follows his fathers foot steps
A good man and a great ghost, my new favorite character!
Definitely needs to be in the top 10
[Newest]Love him like his brother

37Sergei Kozin: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Sergei is great he and ghost in a team would be the coolest thing ever but sadly there both dead ;(
Ghost and Sergei should be in a team they are a badass Sergei should be a juggernaut
Sergei is in black ops you retards

38Sgt. Kamarov - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
He is like a Russian Price... And when you need him 20 troops and him always appear from a Bush nearby... Plus he saved Price and Soap when no one else would come for them..."You are going to be alright my friend" BEST WORDS EVER.

39Pvt. Nichols - Call of Duty 3
Baddest player in the game always risking his life for his men

40Private James Ramirez - Modern Warfare 2
Takes orders but is so cool. Just way too cool. Ramirez would take out an AC-130 with a Throwing Knife if Foley told him too. Ramirez is just awesome.
This guy did the most work than anybody on this list. He was a great soldier.
Ramirez should be in the top 10 he does everything
[Newest]"Ramirez, do everything! " Always he does everything!

41Grinch - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
He is awesome character andhis weapons is BEAST

42Brooklyn - Call of Duty Big Red One
Why is everyone forgetting about all of the earlier amazing Call of Duty Games?

43Captain Gideon - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Seriously after playing the campaign of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Gideon is known in the ranks with Captain Price, Captain MacTavish (Soap), Ghost and Captain MacMillan. Gideon definitely needs to be way higher on this list
One Of the badass in Call of Duty Series

44Salvadore Guzzo - Call of Duty 3

45Tank Dempsey - Call of Duty: World at War

46Sgt. Randall - Call of Duty 2

47Sgt. John Davis - Call of Duty 2

48Gabriel Rorke - Call of Duty: Ghosts
Think about this: Rorke is the only Call of Duty villain to actually turn the main character into his minion (since Dragovich's plan backfired on him). He is a boss because he could take any of the Ghosts in a one-on-one fight and his only mission is to kill them all. He kills two of them (Elias and Ajax), injures two of them (Hesh and Merrick), and brainwashed the most important one (Logan). He also took a bullet through the chest and was subsequently submerged in the ocean but he still survived. Can't wait to see him in Call of Duty: Ghosts 2. Best Call of Duty villain ever!
Rorke is one of the most bad ass villians ever. And the beat in Call of Duty. he goes threw being dropped in a flooded city, tortured by the federation, shot by logan and survived a train being shot by loki. And survived with enough energy to break logans ARM and drag him away.
Best villain ever deserves a number 2
[Newest]He is an awesome fighter

49Pvt. Jack Mitchell - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
He is very great character
He is a very good character

50Imran Zakhaev - Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
This guy is a badass he had no arm but that didn't stop him from killing Americans and launching neucliar warheds

51Elias Walker - Call of Duty: Ghosts
I like elias he is captin of the ghosts and dad of Hesh walker and Logan. Warker

52Thomas A. Merrick - Call of Duty: Ghosts

53MacGregor - Call of Duty 2

54Cpl. Taylor - Call of Duty 2

55Pvt. Vasili - Call of Duty 2

56Viktor Zakhaev - Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
That guy is bloody fast!

57Weaver - Call of Duty: Black Ops

58Gideon - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
A british guy in an American game
He is crazy he is a tough fighter

59Alejandro Rojas - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
He didn't do anything! He just escaped!

60Booth - Call of Duty: Ghosts

61Alex "Ajax" Johnson - Call of Duty: Ghosts

62Sgt. Hawkins - Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
Best character I have seen in the series

63Takeo Masaki - Call of Duty: World at War
The best character from zombie

64Kick - Call of Duty: Ghosts

65Pvt. Polonsky - Call of Duty World at War

66Hesh - Call of Duty: Ghosts
He has an awesome dog and is a great leader

67Hudson - Black Ops 1 and 2
Such a badass! Wuth his sunglasses and his toughness... He was worth bring in black ops games.. Mernendaz killed him though which really sucks!


68General Shepherd - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Total dark twisted badass mastermind
He IS THE WORST! Anyway he's a bad guy

69Pvt. Joseph Allen - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Although not being in MW2 long he is very underrated. I hate you Makorov for shooting him!

70Abigail "Misty" Briarton - Call of Duty: Black Ops II Zombies mode
Finally a female perms cbar
She insexy and very badass
She in sexy and very badass

71Private Roycewicz

72Chernov - Call of Duty: World at War
Follows Reznov loyally but without the wanton brutality that most of the Red Army possess. In my opinion he is most heroic in the orders that he doesn't follow than those that he does. He also keeps a diary which is referred to a number of times throughout the game which is quite cool.

73Ilona - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
What can I say she is the first female to play a part in a Call of Duty story she is also a hardcore Russian chick!

74Soup - Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
What the hell kind of name is SOUP?! Seriously? Soup! SOUP and SOAP! What the hell is wrong with this game!

75Mitchell - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

76Will Irons - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare

77Master Chief - Halo: Combat Evolved
Best Call of Duty Character Ever

78Paul Jackson: Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare
This guy is badass. I mean, he survived a helicopter crash and almost survived a nuke!
Why did you people forget... Sgt Paul Jackson ---! MAN this guy is cool... And he also have on of those saddest deaths in Call of Duty MW

79Sgt. "Brooklyn" Bloomfield - Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
The very few people who've played this game got to experience what an amazing character Brooklyn was. He was really deep, fun, and had great dialogue. Minor spoiler: Perhaps the saddest death in the series.
By far the best character, I almost cried when he died, and I never cry. He was such a realistic character and you actually got close to him in the game, but why is he on here twice?
So friendly, so fun, so loyal, always saving your life, and his death saddened everyone.

80Nikolai Belinski - Call of Duty: World at War
Biggest badass ever and he got 20 I would give him 2nd after ghost

81Private C. Miller - Call of Duty World at War
Remember the man who won the Pacific Front while the world's attention was diverted towards the bombs.
Just a great character from the best Call of Duty game!

82Mike Harper - Call of Duty: Black Ops II
If I play this game for a hundred times, I'm never going to kill harper.
He had one of saddest deaths after his death I was almost crying
By far funniest character Call of Duty has ever seen!

83Chloe Lynch - Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Hottest player in Call of Duty History

84Edward Richtofen - Call of Duty: World at War
Why is eddy hear he is one of the best characters ever he's under Paul Jackson for God sake what is wrong with this world lol

85Khaled Al-Asad - Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
He's the best villian snm

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