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.

Okay, but we fight like men, not like dogs!

Raul Zubieta after being challenged to a duel by John Marston

Raul Zubieta is a minor character featured in Red Dead Redemption.


Zubieta is a major in the Mexican Army, serving under Colonel Allende.

Judging by his rank and the medals on his chest, he is a staff officer, but is lower ranked than Allende.


Red Dead RedemptionEdit

Before "An Appointed Time" the major is responsible for El Presidio and commands the soldiers there. You can often see him looking through binoculars on the watchtower, which has a Gatling Gun.

Zubieta appeared in many missions that take place in Nuevo Paraiso. In the mission An Appointed Time Zubieta and his soldiers captured Abraham Reyes and were preparing to execute him until Marston arrives. John threatened to kill Raul and his soldiers if they didn't let Reyes go. But before Raul can answer, Luisa Fortuna charges the major with a Knife. She is shot three times in the chest and falls dead to the ground. In rage, Marston kills Zubieta's soldiers and Zubieta challenges Marston to a duel, in which Zubieta is killed.

Undead NightmareEdit

In the Undead Nightmare, Zubieta appears alive and well, defending Chuparosa and El Presidio. There is no unique interaction between him and Marston. He still arms himself with his Schofield Revolver seen in the base game.

Mission appearancesEdit


Aahaahhhh! John Marston! ¿Qué tal gringo?
Raul greeting the player
You think you can tell me what to do, friend?
Raul Zubieta (upon being confronted by Marston)
Ay, díos mío!
Raul Zubieta after Luisa gets shot


  • Raul and Colonel Allende are the only seen soldiers in Red Dead Redemption with medals on their uniforms.
  • He (or at least a soldier with his model) can be found in Undead Nightmare guarding El Presidio.
  • Sometimes during "An Appointed Time" the game can glitch and he will duel Marston with a Volcanic Pistol.
  • The major is one of the few Mexican Army members that does not wear a hat.
  • His character model is sometimes seen in the caves in "Landon Ricketts Rides Again".
  • Raul, like any other duelist in a mission or stranger task, cannot be disarmed during the player's duel with him.
  • After the duel, his character model is never seen again.
  • Raul is the only duelist to have a unique draw, as he fires from the hip and squats when he fires.
  • He is the only minor character in the game to kill a major character as he murders Luisa Fortuna.