Hold it right there, outlaw!
This article is littered with spoilers, so I reckon you might ought'a mosey on down the road if you don't want to read any plot details.

If you'll excuse me, I got chores to attend to.
Amos in "The Burning"

Amos is a supporting character featured in Red Dead Redemption.


Amos is the head ranch hand at the MacFarlane's Ranch, and a good friend to Bonnie MacFarlane and John Marston.


Amos is first seen with Bonnie MacFarlane during the mission "Exodus in America". After John Marston is shot at Fort Mercer, he carries John, who is unconscious, to the wagon, where they take him to Dr. Nathanial Johnston in Armadillo for medical treatment.

He is then still seen working around the ranch; he will greet Marston as he walks by.

Later on, he is seen taking care of the newly broken wild horses, moving them into the corral when Marston and Bonnie return to the Ranch after breaking a few more. Before they got back, Amos told Drew MacFarlane about some horses he had seen outside Armadillo.

His first speaking appearance is in the mission A Tempest Looms. The storm has begun and he is getting the horses inside the barn for safety. Bonnie arrives and Amos tells her that the horses and the chickens are secure. Bonnie says that she is worried about the cow herd and they need to get them back. Amos says that it is too dangerous and that the men will all die. Bonnie calls him a 'stupid man', saying that they will all die if they are left without a livelihood. Marston agrees with Bonnie and tells him to round up his men.

After the barn has caught on fire and Marston saves the horses, Amos comes to see John to give him his gratitude.

He is not seen again until John and his wife Abigail Marston deliver some corn to the Ranch after their whole supply was eaten by pests. He is only seen greeting Bonnie after the wagon has left.

Amos is also an avid Poker player, attending a poker game with his fellow ranch hands and other ranch residents and visitors after his ranching duties are complete. Marston can play alongside him if he so chooses. As with all poker players, getting caught cheating will cause Amos to challenge Marston to a duel.

Mission AppearancesEdit


Get 'em in there, c'mon, c'mon!
Hey, miss. I've got most of the horses secure, and the chickens.
The weather is coming in real fast.
You sure know how to handle yourself. Thanks, Marston.
Hey, hold on a second over there!
Amos to Bonnie. This is also his last storyline line in the game.


  • He can be heard saying to fellow NPCs that he aspires to have his own ranch someday.
  • His mother can be found buried in the Blackwater cemetery.
  • If the player shoots Amos in the face with most revolvers, strangely, he will survive. This is due to the fact that he somehow has slightly more health than most NPCs.
  • He is the only supporting character who can be encountered in normal play outside of missions (with the partial exception of the American Army Captain, who can be seen wandering around Fort Mercer during the Undead Nightmare.)
  • If caught cheating by Amos and challenged to a duel by him, if the player looks at the gun at his side, there will be no gun holster; his revolver will just be floating on his side.
  • Sometimes, Amos can be heard saying, "Don't tell anyone I said this, but Ms. MacFarlane is sweet on that Marston fella."
  • Sometimes Amos can be heard talking about John's achievements during the storyline such as saving the herd in the story, saving the animals in the barn, clearing out the Williamson Gang, and will often say "I like that Marston fella." or "I would be proud to call Marston my friend."
  • Closely examining the cutscene he appears in during Exodus in America, although no dialogue can be heard he seems to urge Bonnie to leave John presuming that he is dead, then carries John to the wagon when Bonnie tells him to.


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