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Red Dead Redemption 2 fans work out where Charles was during the first game

Red Dead Redemption 2 fans work out where Charles was during the first game

It was a happy ending after all

Charles Smith is a familiar figure to those of us who have played Red Dead Redemption 2.

Yet despite the fact that Red Dead Redemption 2 is a prequel to the original Red Dead Redemption, Charles doesn’t feature in the latter.

Instead, he somewhat disappears without a trace between those two games.

It’s something that has left fans perplexed with many avidly trying to figure out what happened to him.

As it turns out though, the truth is actually pretty simple.

By the end of Red Dead Redemption 2, Charles makes it clear that he wants to depart for Canada, choosing the country as a place to raise his family.

The most likely explanation is that that’s exactly what he did.

Take a look at our favourite Red Dead Redemption 2 wins and fails below.

“I like to think Charles travelled up north to Canada with the Wapiti people and lived out his days in a peaceful life. Hunting, fishing and learning more about his culture,” posed Reddit user TastyBirds.

“Pretty sure the intention in RDR2 is we're supposed to believe Charles settled down very far away in Canada,” added pullingteeths in agreement.

Others theorised that John may have hunted him down to kill him but that feels a bit far-fetched to me. I can't imagine such a significant event being left to that level of suggestion.

On the topic of Charles Smith, many fans believe the character deserves his own game, and I can totally see why.

I mean I wouldn’t want to interrupt Charles’ happy ever after, but this is a great character that I’m sure all of us would be enthralled to revisit.

If this has wet your appetite for Red Dead content, you may want to add checking out a secret John Maston cutscene to your next playthrough’s to-do list given that we all clearly missed it the first time around.

There’s also a fun Undead Nightmare Easter egg to spot hidden within the game’s latter stages. Oh Red Dead Redemption 2, you continue to delight and surprise.

Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games

Topics: Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar Games