Best Characters Out of All Call of Duty Games

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1Captain 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. more

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!

It's a shame that they (spoiler alert) had to kill him off

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2Ghost - 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 - decorulez97

Best of all the characters in Call of Duty felt emotions when he died best in the world to me.

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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.

I'm not gonna sit my ass down and write a whole paragraph when I can just say he's awesome

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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!

Best bad ass ever in Call of Duty history

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5Alex 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.

Save him in black ops 2

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6Sergeant 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. - roblist

He is so cool risking his life for mason in bo and totally slicing and stabbing the German at the end of waw

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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

My favorite gaz is handsome some day I would be like him

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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.

Have you ever seen his face?

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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!

A sacrifice for another to live good job Yuri

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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. - bilbro29

Griggs was a vibrant, awesome character who fought for both the Marines and the SAS. Even though he died, the last thing we hear from him is his awesome rap song in the credits.

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The Contenders

11Makorav - 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!

Ok I'll say this right now the reason I really love this character is because he's so ruthless and basically starts world war 3 by himself. I know people don't like him cause he killed so many characters but that's why I like him he's the best villain and is amazing should at least be 3

Felt Like he should of been a bit higher

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12Nikolai - 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!

He Has Hella Swag

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13Sergeant 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

Gotta love keifer sutherland

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14Cpt. Price - Call of Duty 2

This Price isn't the same as Captain John Price in Modern Warfare. Pretty much every Call of Duty up till 3 had a captain price.

Captain Price was the best character in the Call of Duty franchise.

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

15Derrick Frost - Call of Duty: Modern Warefare 3

Didn't say a word but he does more work than sandman grinch and truck combined

By far one of the more talented and skilled members of the whole franchise.

He doesn't even speak

The only surviving member of his squad.

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16Sandman - 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!

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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

Only 17 I'm disappointed

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18David 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

Should be most definitely in top 10. One of if not the most talented of the characters

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19Captain 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!

Say he is the best sniper killer

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20Corporal 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


He has night vision with his helmet, I really think he should have been in the top ten.


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