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I owe it to the future of Mexico to breed, my brother. If I can get noble blood flowing through the veins of peasants, can you imagine how great this country can be? An army of Reyes! Of Kings!

Abraham Reyes

Abraham Reyes is a major character featured in Red Dead Redemption.

With the addition of the Liars and Cheats DLC pack, Abraham Reyes is also a multiplayer character model that may be selected in the 'Damnation' section of the Outfitter.

Background Edit

Abraham Reyes was born to a very rich family and had a wealthy upbringing. According to him, his nursemaid used to tell him when he was little, "Abraham, one day, everybody will know your name". Abraham Reyes was the son of a nobleman and attended schools in both Mexico and Europe, and was expelled from a Swiss school because of an affair with a maid. He then became a revolutionary guerrilla leader, who resided in Nuevo Paraiso, Northern Mexico. Reyes has goals of achieving social reform through violent revolution, against the Mexican Army and their leader General Ignacio Sanchez. His charisma has allowed Reyes to be an excellent recruiter for his paramilitary group.

The Federales think very little of Reyes, labeling him a traitor and coward. They despise him as a combat leader, accusing him of never fighting his own battles, but rather sacrificing his followers—accusations which have a grain of truth but are exaggerated. He does, however, avoid unnecessary combat, but also personally saves John from De Santa's men before he can be executed, participates in the assault on Escalera alongside Marston, acts a decoy to aid the theft of a train (though it could be argued that he would love to do anything to grow his legend), and does well in the assault on El Presidio (he mans a cannon).

When riding to the final assault on El Presidio, Reyes seems to espouse the virtues of eugenics (or racial hygiene), a relatively new idea at the turn of the century and later taken up by the Nazi Party, which divides the "races" of humanity into upper and lower classes. He claims to possess a more noble blood than the "peasants" he fights for and when questioned of his less-than-favorable treatment of Chinese workers he remarks that they are "an inferior race", to which John Marston sarcastically remarks "You have the makings of a true leader, Abraham".

Interactions Edit

Red Dead RedemptionEdit

He is first encountered in the mission "Must a Saviour Die?" when you have to rescue him from execution and return him to Luisa. After John has been betrayed by Colonel Allende, he joins the rebels, helping them and eventually managing to get to Javier Escuella. John then joins Reyes' army in an attempt to attack Allende and his villa. The attackers manage to kill Allende and Bill Williamson, but Luisa dies in the process, having attempted to stab a soldier. Reyes usurps Ignacio Sanchez between 1911 and 1914. As it is stated in a 1914 newspaper, Reyes becomes a tyrant of a president, executing protesters and delaying democratic elections while building a presidential palace for himself.

Undead NightmareEdit

Rdr undead abraham reyes

During the events of Undead Nightmare Abraham found an ancient Aztec mask underneath Escalera within a deep underground tomb. He put it on thinking it would make him immortal, but it instead turned him undead and reawakened the dead across the land. In the final mission, John kills the Undead Reyes and puts the Mask back in its pedestal, thus returning everything to normal. When John Marston returns home, he finds that both Abigail Marston and Jack Marston have turned back to normal; Reyes also could have been turned back into a human, though he could not have been able to come back to life due to his bodily injuries. His role in the story makes him the main antagonist.

Mission AppearancesEdit

Red Dead RedemptionEdit

Undead NightmareEdit


Allende is dead... Mexico is mine!
Abraham Reyes
Now find your weapons and let's fight these dogs!
Abraham Reyes
These peasant girls, they believe every word a fellow says!
Abraham Reyes
Marry a peasant? My dear boy, don't be absurd. I'm going to be the next president of Mexico. My wife will meet ambassadors, kings, other great men. The very thought that I would marry some peasant girl with a tight cunt, and the hands of a farmer, well I really don't think so. My mother, qué Dios la cuide, will turn in her grave.
Abraham Reyes
In a country where most people cannot read the newspaper, song is a powerful means of communication. We do what we can to battle the lies and propaganda of the government.
Abraham Reyes
A man like me cannot be with just one woman. It would be an injustice to the people I have devoted my life to serving.
Abraham Reyes
Their energy... it is like food to me!
Abraham Reyes
Have you enjoyed your time in Mexico, John?
Abraham Reyes
Sarcasm should be beneath a man such as you, Mr. Marston.
Abraham Reyes


  • "They will write about these days."
  • "Look at all those men and women... They would all die for me!"
  • "Soy invencible." ( I am invincible.)
  • "¿No sabes quién soy yo?" (Don't you know who I am?)
  • "Todos van a morir." (They're all going to die.)
  • "No vas a salir con la tuya, hijo de puta." (You won't get away with this, you son of a bitch.)
  • "Ahora mando yo." (Now I am in charge.)
  • "Creo que he cojido a tu hermana." (I think I fucked your sister.)
  • "Lucha como un hombre, ¡Cabrón!" (Fight like a man, you asshole!)
  • "Y a tu madre le gusta por el culo." (Your mother likes it in the ass!)
  • "La Revolución es imparable." (The revolution is unstoppable!)
  • "Soy Abraham Reyes." (I am Abraham Reyes.)
  • "Abraham Reyes ha llegado." (Abraham Reyes has come.)
  • "Quieres mi nombre!" (Ask me my name!)
  • "Soy imparable, el pueblo me adora." (I am unstoppable, the people love me.)
  • "¡Viva la Revolución!" (Long live the revolution!)
  • "Mato por mi país." (I kill for my country.)
  • "Voy a coger a sus hermanas. Hahaha! (I'll fuck his sisters! Hahaha!)
  • "Eres un hombre muerto." (You're a dead man.)
  • "Arrodíllate ante su líder." (Kneel before your leader.)
  • "¡Vete a la chingada!" (Go to hell!)
  • "Dá mi saludo a tu madre." (Greet your mother for me.)
  • "Nadie puede matar a Abraham Reyes." (No one can kill Abraham Reyes.)
  • "Soy el libertador de México." (I'm the liberator of Mexico.)


  • Reyes is almost certainly based on Mexican revolutionaries Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata, although his family background is more like that of Venustiano Carranza, who was president of Mexico from 1914 to 1920. He is probably a composite of these three men, and other revolutionaries.
  • Reyes speaks fluent English, although he notably maintains Spanish pronunciation of many words, such as México.
  • His age is mentioned in "The Gates of El Presidio" after a replay of the mission. A soldier says Reyes is 27 years old, making his year of birth 1884.
  • He shares the same last name as Bernardo Reyes, another important character in the real-life Mexican Revolution. Bernardo overthrew the government in the real life border region 'Nuevo León' and ruled for a few years as a dictator.
  • In a 1914 newspaper, Reyes is ironically labeled as a tyrant, due to the fact that he ordered his soldiers to shoot a crowd of protesters.
  • His last name "Reyes" means "kings" in Spanish. He makes a reference to this during a mission, wishing for Mexico to be filled with "kings".
  • Further evidence of Reyes' future dictatorial nature is found upon meeting him for the first time at Agave Viejo. After rallying his men, Reyes will remark to John that their energy is "like food" to him, a phrase which is almost identical to one used by fascist leader Benito Mussolini.
  • He seems to be somewhat racist, since he calls the Chinese workers an inferior race during the ride to El Presidio.
  • Despite claims from Luisa that Abraham is effectively her husband, he claims it would be absurd to marry her since she is a naive peasant girl.
  • As seen in pre-release screenshots (like the two below), Reyes had a rather neater appearance, as his goatee was slightly shorter and his hair less long.
  • He wears a Confederate States of America belt buckle.
  • Although he always seems to mistakenly call Luisa Fortuna, "Laura" instead of Luisa, it was revealed after the mission, "An Appointed Time" that Laura was another girl he knew.
  • His signature weapon seems to be the Winchester Repeater.
  • He is in the Damnation category in the Oufitter, most likely because he was a hypocrite who became a tyrant.
  • Despite the fact that he wishes to remove Sanchez to bring about peace to Mexico through his rule, he is ironically very similar to Sanchez, based upon his drive for power and lust for women.
  • Sometimes, Herbert Moon will say that Reyes is "as revolutionary as Napoleon." Both of these men were revolutionaries who used revolutions to gain power. It also probably refers to Reyes forsaking his ideals after removing Sanchez from power.
  • Reyes is the skinniest Bruiser in Undead Nightmare.
  • There are posters of Abraham throughout the game world. One is in Casa Madrugada, three are in Escalera, one is in Tesoro Azul, another can be found at Solomon's Folly, and another last one on the side of the assay building in Tumbleweed.
  • At some point in the game, Reyes begins to idolize Marston's old gang leader Dutch van der Linde. After John explains his backstory and why he bothered to come to Mexico, Reyes starts to believe that he has a lot in common with Dutch, and finds the latter to be very inspirational. He especially admires Dutch for believing that the system of power in the United States was terrible, that good people were unjustly made to suffer, and that change was a necessary endeavor that could only succeed if it was brutal and relentless. Shortly before changing the subject of conversation, Reyes admits to Marston that he would have liked to meet Dutch van der Linde, had the latter not completely lost his mind and disappeared from public view several years ago.
  • Reyes eventually achieves his goal of ruling Mexico, as described in a newspaper after unlocking West Elizabeth. It tells of Reyes inspiring others in other Mexican states to rebel, which was successful. It even goes on saying Reyes is working on a ballad about his victory.
  • Sometimes in Multiplayer he may refers to himself in the third person.
  • Reyes was likely the first character to become zombified. Some rumors say he put the mask on his face thinking it would turn him into a god, but zombified him instead.
  • As written in an issue of the Blackwater Ledger, he was accused of starving the Mexican people. This is more evidence that Reyes was a dictator after the revolution.
  • Reyes seems to be addicted to sex. During most of his interactions with John, he talks shamelessly about his various sexual exploits and partners (like his situation with Louisa, he fails to mention any of the women's names. Aside from mentioning that the reason he kept referring to Louisa as "Laura" was because he had sex with a girl named Laura). Reyes claims that his reason for having so many sexual encounters is for the good of the people, in an attempt to get as much noble blood into the peasants as possible, stating that he: "Owes it to the people to breed!"
  • Rather fittingly, Reyes is involved in the only on-screen sex scene throughout the entire game. In the opening cut scene of the mission "The Gates of El Presidio" John walks in on Reyes having sex with a girl on the table. When John makes them aware of his presence the girl runs out the room, while Reyes shows no indication of embarrassment or shame at what he was doing, even when John asks what Louisa would think if she had witnessed the event.


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