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Red Dead Redemption
Stranger Side-mission

Funny Man

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Statistics
Start "?" blip at Benedict Point
inside the train station
End Tesoro Azul
Given by Jimmy Saint
Location Various Gang Hideouts
Rewards Honor/Fame
Progression
Unlocked by Unlocks
Seth Briars
mission strand:

"Exhuming
and Other Fine Hobbies"
None
Stranger Location map
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Meet Jimmy Saint at this location to initiate Part 1.
Click to enlarge.


Funny Man is a 4-part Stranger side-mission featured in Red Dead Redemption.

StoryEdit

In the Benedict Point train station, John Marston meets a writer named Jimmy Saint visiting from Manhattan. The man is enamored with Marston's cold, cowboy appearance and informs him that he is out to document the "Wild West".

This conversation serves as a prelude to a number of instances in which Marston saves the adventurer from bandit camps. This long, drawn out Stranger side-mission serves as an introduction to Gang Hideouts for the player.

WalkthroughEdit

Part 1Edit

Mission Segment PrerequisitesEdit

Before the first segment becomes available, the player must complete:

Mission Segment ObjectivesEdit

To complete the first segment of this mission, the player must:

Mission Segment DetailsEdit

Jimmy is very easy to locate sitting on a bench inside the Benedict Point train station. Marston will have a conversation with Jimmy about the article his employers have tasked him to write that will "capture the spirit of the West". Marston will caution Jimmy that he may be underestimating the danger he will encounter researching the story.


Part 2Edit

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Mission Segment PrerequisitesEdit

Before the second segment becomes available, the player must complete:

Mission Segment ObjectivesEdit

To complete the second segment of this mission, the player must:

Mission Segment DetailsEdit

Jimmy will be located in the area inside the mine that has the lift. He will be hogtied and struggling for help. It would be wise to finish the gang hideout here before freeing him. If this proves difficult, simply follow Jimmy as he exits the mine for a quick, trouble-free way out.


Part 3Edit

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Mission Segment PrerequisitesEdit

Before the third segment becomes available, the player must complete:

Mission Segment ObjectivesEdit

To complete the third segment of this mission, the player must:

Mission Segment DetailsEdit

Jimmy can be found just south of the words "Pike's Basin" on the world map. He is being held in an area without any gang members, so clearing the hideout isn't completely necessary.


Part 4Edit

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Mission Segment PrerequisitesEdit

Before the final segment becomes available, the player must complete:

Mission Segment ObjectivesEdit

To complete the final segment of this mission, the player must:

Mission Segment DetailsEdit

The final encounter is within the Tesoro Azul gang hideout. Jimmy is once again, hogtied on the roof of the main mission building. The ladder to access the roof is inside the building. The player may want to clear out the gang members before freeing him.

During the final encounter, Jimmy says he's going to give up making jokes and maybe become a musician or a war reporter, implying that he hasn't learned anything about being almost killed multiple times.

Note: There is an alternative method of getting to Jimmy without engaging with the gang members. Go to the South wall outside and jump up to the left of the building and go up the ladder, without killing anyone. After freeing him, the player can then just jump off the roof back to outside the walls.

Trivia Edit

  • If the mission is completed by Jack Marston in 1914, his suggestion to become a war reporter may indicate he may want to cover World War I.
  • Jimmy Saint may be inspired by Ambrose Bierce, an American journalist and satirical writer who disappeared in Mexico in 1913 during the revolution.
  • Jimmy Saint can be killed after the first meeting and still appear later in the other segments of this mission.
  • You can find Jimmy Saint's grave stone in Tumbleweed before you start the mission. It states that he died in 1911 by gun shot.
  • In the Undead Nightmare DLC, Jimmy Saint is the Undead boss for Tumbleweeds graveyard.
  • After you have completed all 4 parts of the Funny Man mission, you can follow Jimmy as he runs away down various paths until he is set upon by a huge pack of Wolves - at least 30 of them. Most AI characters take at least two hits from a wolf before dying, but he is killed instantly. After killing the Wolves or waiting for them to move on, you can loot Jimmy's body, although find nothing in his pockets.

GlitchEdit

  • In Part 2 of the Funny Man mission (where he is hogtied in a cave), he may die if you follow him out of the cave and there is a rattlesnake in his path. Once he is dead from the snake, you can loot his body for a small amount of cash. The snake generation seems random and may not be there. Also, if he is bumped into a different path, he may go past the snake and live. His death does not stop him from appearing again in later parts of the mission and as this part is complete by this point, your mission will not fail.

GalleryEdit

Achievements/TrophiesEdit

Aiding Strangers will contribute toward the following Trophies/Achievements:

Strangethingsareafoot
10Gamerscore
Bronze Ps3 bronze trophy
Complete a task for a Stranger.

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25Gamerscore
Silver Ps3 silver trophy
Complete 15 tasks for Strangers.

Redeemed
100Gamerscore
Gold Ps3 gold trophy
Attain 100% List in the singleplayer game completion list.


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