Red Dead Redemption 2: The Player Discovers the Strange Man’s Disturbing Identity
Many strange characters and events are found throughout Red Dead Redemption. Many things await you in Rockstar’swild west.
Rockstar has left so much of these mysteries unexplored, and it is not surprising that many fans are still interested in unravelling the mysteries of these games.
The Strange Man is a character you may have encountered if you played Red Dead Redemption or Red Dead Redemption II. The mysterious NPC, who appears inside missions in the original Red Dead Redemption mission, seems to know John Marston’s past that no one else could.
Red Dead Redemption II has the Strange Man appearing in a very brief, disturbing appearance. Players can play as John in the epilogue and visit an abandoned shack for a few days to watch as a painting depicting the Strange Man slowly builds up. Once the painting is complete, the Strange Man will appear behind John in the mirror before disappearing.
The Strange Man is a creepy Easter egg in a series tthat’sfilled with them. Who is this Strange Man? Rockstar ddoesn’tsay anything, but one Reddit user has put together an intriguing theory tthat’sdifficult to ignore.
Basketballjuice believes the Strange Man is Cain. This is a Biblical figure believed to have been the first murderer.
Reddit user, he outlines his theory in an extensive post that includes a lot of interesting points. Although he believes Marston knows the Strange Man, he ccan’tquite understands why. He believes it is because God uniquely marked can to ensure that everyone would recognize him. Cain is also doomed and will walk the Earth forever. This is why the Strange Man seems so knowledgeable. Interestingly, John will sketch his house in Red Dead Redemption2. The caption for it will read “serial killer”” which could refer to CCain’srole as the original murderer.
The list ddoesn’tend there. Basketballjuice points out that the Strange MMan’spresence has led to the likely abandonment of Tumbleweed. Basketballjuice believes that there are many Red Dead Redemption2theories that link the character to TTumbleweed’sproblems. However, this is especially relevant to his true identity. Cain is told by God in the Bible that if you ddon’tcultivate the ground, it wwon’tgive its strength to your hands. You will become a wanderer and a vagrant on the earth. This is why Tumbleweed is so barren.
The Bible says that those who try to kill Cain will be punished sevenfold. John shoots three times the Strange Man in Red Dead Redemption. John is shot 21 more times by the end of the game before he is killed.
Basketballjuice is the one who came up with this theory. Although iit’sunlikely that Rockstar would confirm this, I believe it. This is the real deal.