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TFインダストリーとその関連部門の人物

ゼファナイア・マン(Zepheniah Mann)

左から順に: バーナバス・ヘイル、ブルターク・マン、ゼファナイア・マン、マン家の女中エリザベス、レドモンド・マン。右端には正体不明の男が見切れている(当初はサイラス・マンではないかと囁かれたが、後に明らかとなった集合写真の右半分によってその憶測は外れた)。

ゼファナイア・ニオデマス・マン(Zepheniah Nieodemus Mann)は裕福な英国人で、彼のバカ息子のブルタークとレドモンドに説かれてアメリカのフロンティアの広大な土地を購入した人物です。彼はその土地が武器製造のための巨大な砂利採取場に変わることを夢見ていました。彼が新たに購入したその土地を見に行くための旅路で、彼は人類が知る限りのあらゆる病気に襲われながらもたどり着きましたが、土地が草一つ生えない何の価値もない砂漠であることを知り衝撃を受けました。遂には病気で剥がれ落ちた自らの皮膚に遺産相続について記した遺言書(日本語訳はこちら)をしたためてこの世を去りました。以下がその要約です:

  • 女中エリザベスには権利書、口座、債権、タバコ農園、その他ありとあらゆる財産を相続させました。エリザベスは自らと先祖にとても良く似たヘレン(管理人)を産むことになります。
  • 彼の側近兼トラッカー(案内人)として雇われた、サクストン・ヘイルの先祖に当たるバーナバス・ヘイルには、Mann Co.の完全な経営権を相続させました。
  • 彼の「ノータリン」の息子であるブルタークおよびレドモンドには「協力関係」を遺しました。息子たちが彼に買わせたすべての土地を彼ら二人に分けることで、終わりなき相続戦争の火種を遺したのです。ブルタークとレドモンドは、1971年に消息不明だった弟のグレイに暗殺されるまで、延命装置を使ってまで生涯争い続けました。
  • 遺書の締めくくりは不鮮明です。「終わりに……へ……俺はすべての……お前に遺し……それを保管していることは最大限秘密にすると誓う」と書かれているようです。
    • 別の隠しページで全文が明らかになりました。「最後に俺が全幅の信頼を置くエリザベスへ、お前には俺が貯えていた、バーナバスがオーストラリア大陸への旅行中に発見した『魔法の砂利』を全て遺す。我が息子である軟弱者のグレイが去年現れてコイツを奪おうと脅迫してきやがった。俺はお前にこの砂利を遺し、それを保管していることは最大限秘密にすると誓う」
  • 遺書の中ではゼファナイアの兄弟であるサイラス・マンも言及されています。しかし彼は後に開催されたイベントで見つかったもうひとつの破れた写真でのみ見られました。
  • ブログの隠しページでゼファナイアには三人目の息子であるグレイが存在し、ワシに攫われたことが明らかになりました。
    • 加えてこのページではゼファナイアの妻の名がベット・マンであるということも明らかになりました。

彼の遺書では「墓の近くで武器を撃ちあう連中を全員呪い、見たことも無いような恐怖を与えてやる」とも記しています。彼の遺言通り、彼が眠るイベントバージョンのHarvest Eventでは、Ghastly Gibusを被ったゼファナイアの幽霊が定期的に現れます。幽霊の近くへ迷い込んでしまったプレイヤーは数秒間怯えて逃げ出し、サンドマンでスタンさせられたときのようにジャンプや攻撃ができなくなってしまいます。彼とその遺書が初めて言及されたのはHaunted Hallowe'en Specialにおいてです。ゼファナイアの幽霊はHelltowerの塔でも戦いを見渡しており、傭兵たちによって息子のレドモンドとブルタークが地獄へ送られるさまを見届けています。彼の幽霊は、丑三つ時に差し掛かったときから幽霊の橋が消えるまでの、わずか間は消え去ります。

  • ゼファナイア・マンが初めて登場したのはマン家の集合写真においてです。
  • Scream Fortress 2013におけるゼファナイアのセリフ曰く、彼のお気に入りの息子はグレイだったようです。
  • ゼファナイア・マンとその息子たちの声優はノーラン・ノース氏です。[1]


サイラス・マン(Silas Mann)

ホースレス・ヘッドレス・ホースマンを参照のこと
サイラス・マン
サイラス・マンよ安らかに眠れ
サイラス・マンと全く関係ない墓石に書かれた銘文

ゼファナイア・マンの兄弟であると推測されているサイラスのマン家における生涯は謎に包まれています。知られていることは、彼は後のMann Co.の前身である「ゼファナイア・マン&サンズ・季刊財団」の共同経営者であるということです。彼が会社に果たした貢献は名前タグに見て取れます。サイラスは兄弟の死後すぐに亡くなりましたが、死は彼にとっては終わりではありませんでした。彼はHarvest Eventに青く光る幽霊となって現れるゼファナイアのように、Mann Manorホースレス・ヘッドレス・ホースマンとして徘徊しています。サイラス・マンの写真はScream Fortress アップデートのページの墓石に刻まれた "Silas" の名前をクリックすることで見つかりました。

  • サイラス・マンが初めて登場したのはEngineer アップデートのページに登場した、下半分が切り取られた「ゼファナイア・マン&サンズ・季刊財団」の紙面においてです。


ベット・マン(Bette Mann)

ベット・マン(旧姓ダーリン)はゼファナイア・マンの妻であり、ブルターク、レドモンド、グレイ・マンの母です。彼女は三人の息子を産む際に亡くなりました。彼女の父はウィリアム・ダーリン氏です。

  • ベット・マンが初めて言及されたのはブルターク、レドモンド、グレイの出生証明書においてです。


ブルタークおよびレドモンド・マン(Blutarch and Redmond Mann)

俺は時の流れという破滅の使者に立ち向かい、少しでも生命力を保って長生きするためとにかく何もしないという壮大な計画を打ち立てた。俺の部下が成し得なかったことを自然の摂理にやらせようという寸法だ。しかし未だ成し得ないまま終わりを迎えようとしている。そしてあいつは……死ぬことはないだろう。
— 兄弟との争いについて語るブルターク・マン

ブルターク・マンレドモンド・マンはゼファナイア・マンの三つ子のうちの二人です。彼らはそれぞれBLUおよびREDの経営者です。彼ら二人の息子たちは、父が彼らに遺した広大な土地を巡って生涯に渡り争い続けました。ゼファナイア・マンの死後、ブルタークとレドモンドは9人の傭兵たちから成る部隊を雇い、即座に打ち負かして兄弟から土地の権利を奪おうとしました。しかし両部隊の戦力は拮抗していたため、長きに渡る手詰まり状態へと状況が変化し、ブルターク(のちにレドモンドも)はラディガン・カーネガーに生命維持装置を作らせ、兄弟よりも長生きしようとしました。ラディガンはレドモンドとブルタークに同じ機械を作ったため、1968年に入ってもなおも争いは続きました。しかし1971年、ブルタークとレドモンドは騙されて互いとの会合へと誘われ、相続人を産むために休戦しどちらかが妊娠するべきだという提案を打ち明けました。しかしそこにグレイ・マンが現れ、彼は消息不明だった兄弟であることを明かし、二人を暗殺して両社の経営権を握りました。

Grave Matters』においてブルタークとレドモンドは死後すぐさま幽霊となりました。幽霊になったブルタークは開口一番に兄弟より長生きしたと喜びを口にしましたが、レドモンドはブルタークが死んだ後もまだ血を流していたと返します。小競り合いの後、彼らは弁護士として働いた経験を持つREDのソルジャーの元を訪ね、父の遺した土地はどちらが勝ち取るのかについて法で決着をつけようとします。REDのソルジャーは、彼らは幽霊であり、完全には死んでおらずこの世に留まっている状態であり、どちらかがこの世を去らない限り、土地を勝ち取ることはできないと返します。ブルタークとレドモンドはソルジャーの元を去り、近くの公衆電話から秘書に電話をかけ、前の会社と組織から傭兵を集めさせ、兄弟を地獄送りにしようと企みます。

  • ブルタークおよびレドモンド・マンが初めて登場したのはマン家の集合写真においてです。
  • 『Blood Brothers』において、ブルタークとレドモンドの争いは、奪い合っていた砂利採取場が石炭に似たエネルギー源として利用できると信じていたからだと明かされました。
  • メラスマスと同様に、ブルタークおよびレドモンドの声優はノーラン・ノース氏です。


トリビア

  • Mann ManorのREDのスポーンルームの侵入できない場所に、椅子に座って装置(おそらくラディガンが設計した生命維持装置)を向くレドモンドの後ろ姿が見えます。"noclip"を使用してこの部屋に入ると、実際には外から見えるレドモンドの頭と腕だけが配置されているだけだということが分かります。
    • Mann ManorのC地点を含むこの部屋には、筋骨隆々でニヤリと笑うレドモンドの肖像画が飾られています。彼の隣にはいかにも邪悪なグレムリンのような姿で描かれたブルタークも描かれています。これに似た絵(ただしレドモンドとブルタークの描写は入れ替わっている)が『Loose Canon』のコミックにおいて、ブルターク・マンの私室に飾られていました。


グレイ・マン(Gray Mann)

グレイ・マン
諸君、我が名はグレイ・マン。君たちのだ。
— 兄弟に自己紹介するグレイ・マン

グレイ・マンはゼファナイア・マンの三人目の息子です。グレイはマン三兄弟の末っ子で最も優秀な頭脳を持ちます。彼は生まれてすぐに言葉を話せましたが、体は最も虚弱でした。言葉を話す様を嫌悪したゼファナイア・マンによって間引きされかけましたが、父が手をかけようとした瞬間、グレイは野生のワシに攫われワシの子として育てられました。成長したグレイは自らを攫った母ワシと子供を殺して食べ、文明社会に這い戻った彼は「グレイ砂利会社」という企業帝国を打ち立てました。ゼファナイア・マンによると、1849年に、グレイ・マンは「奇跡の砂利」の貯えを狙って脅迫してきたとのことです。

1971年に再び姿を見せたグレイは、兄弟と同様に生命維持装置を取り付けていました(ただし兄弟のものより高性能かつ小型で背中に装着するタイプ)。「休戦を申し込む」と偽造した手紙を送りつけ偽の会合を開き、兄弟たちを誘い出したグレイはブルタークおよびレドモンド・マンを暗殺し、それぞれの会社を乗っ取り「グレイ砂利会社」に吸収合併しました。『A Fate Worse Than Chess』の劇中において、グレイは世界中のMann Co.の施設を破壊するためにロボット軍団を作り出しました。サクストン・ヘイルは吸収合併によりクビになったBLURED傭兵たちを再び雇い、ロボットから施設を防衛しました。

1972年、グレイはサクストン・ヘイルとの戦争が、かつて兄弟たちが互いに争った往年の「砂利戦争」と同様に膠着状態に陥ったことを認め、降伏しました。しかし彼はMann Co.の経営方針である「Mann Co.の最高経営責任者を素手で打ち負かした者はMann Co.の経営権を合法的に得ることができる」を利用し、彼の娘であるオリヴィアをサクストン・ヘイルと戦わせました。子どもと戦うことを望まないサクストン・ヘイルはしぶしぶ降伏し、オリヴィアに経営権を譲りました。

半年後、オーストラリウムを燃料とするグレイの生命維持装置は底をつきかけていました。切羽詰まったグレイはMann Co.のオーストラリウム保管庫を開けますが、中は空であり、保管庫に残された煙草の吸殻から、オーストラリウムはAdministratorによって盗み出されたのだろうと推測します。彼はAdministratorの捜索とオーストラリウムの回収のために正体不明の私兵集団を雇います。『A Cold Day in Hell』の劇中において、グレイが管理人の捜索のために雇ったこの集団は "Team Fortress Classic" の傭兵たちであることが明かされました。

  • グレイが初めて登場したのはTF2公式ブログのバナーの血染みにリンクが隠された出生証明書においてです。
  • また、上述の隠しリンクが追加された後すぐ、ゼファナイア・マンの遺書の後半部分が公開され、砂で解読できなかった部分の記述はグレイ・マンに関するものであることが分かりました。
  • Barely-Melted Capacitorの下部に「07180125」という数列が小さく書かれています。これを四等分し、「A = 1, B = 2...」とアルファベットを当てていくと "GRAY" の文字が表れます。
  • グレイは『Blood Brothers』の劇中において兄弟であるブルタークとレドモンドを暗殺しました。
  • 彼はREDおよびBLUのスパイに似た特性を有しています。
  • Loose Canon』の最後のページに描かれた生命維持装置の仕様書に、ラディガン・カーネガーが装置を作成した相手とその日付が記されています。リストによると、1874年7月17日にブルタークへ、1874年8月3日にレドモンドへ、(年号不詳)4月14日に匿名の三人目、おそらくグレイに向けて作成したようです。
  • 彼は未だに自らの両足で立て、髪も残っているため、兄弟に比べて健康に齢をとったようです。その秘密はおそらく純粋なオーストラリウムコアで動作する改良版の生命維持装置のおかげでしょう。
  • Smissmas 2012 アップデート期間中に発表された『The Shadow Boxers』の劇中において、グレイ・マンは「グレイ砂利会社」を所有していることが明らかとなりました。同社のロゴは Gravel Pit および Frontier のマップで確認できます。
  • Ring of Fired』の劇中において、グレイ・マンには彼曰く娘であるオリヴィアという名の幼い少女がいることが明らかとなりました
  • ハロウィーンマップの Helltower におけるセリフによれば、グレイはゼファナイア・マンのお気に入りの息子だったようです。


オリヴィア・マン(Olivia Mann)

オリヴィア(1972年頃)
ヘイル!さぁかかってきなさい。
— じれったくなったオリヴィア

オリヴィアはグレイ・マンの娘であり、「グレイ砂利会社」の現最高経営責任者です。彼女はまたMann Co.の経営権交代方針を突き、サクストン・ヘイルとの戦いに素手で勝利したため、Mann Co.の最高経営責任者でもあります。ヘイルは幼い彼女と戦うことを拒否し、執事のミスター・ビドウェルに戦わせようとしましたが、彼も拒否したため、ヘイルはMann Co.をオリヴィアに引き渡さざるをえませんでした。

  • オリヴィアが初めて登場したのは全六話のコミックシリーズの第一話『Ring of Fired』においてです。
  • オリヴィアとグレイの歳の差を鑑みるに、血の繋がりがあるかは疑わしいため、養子なのかもしれません。
  • オリヴィアの名前も父と叔父たちと同じく色に基づいて命名されています(オリヴィア=オリーブ・グリーン)。


エリザベス(Elizabeth)

遺書の読み上げに参列するエリザベス
私が誰かなんてあなたには関係の無いことよ。
エミリーの未知の交友関係について

エリザベス(苗字は不明)はゼファナイア・マンの使用人です。彼の死により、権利書、口座、債権といった主人の遺産のほとんどを相続しました。彼女は当初、現在REDとBLUを管理する管理人(ヘレン)と瓜二つであることなど、両者の関係について描かれる様々な示唆から、彼女を産んだ祖先であると知られていました。ゼファナイア・マンの遺書の完全版によると、彼女はオーストラリア大陸周遊中に発見した「奇跡の砂利」を相続したようです。

  • エリザベスが初めて登場したのはマン家の集合写真においてです。
  • Catch-Up』の劇中において、1890年のエミリーがエリザベスであることが明らかとなりました。これは設定上のミスなのかどうかは不明です。


エミリー(Emily)

エミリー(?)

コミック『Loose Canon』に登場したエリザベスに酷似した謎の女性で、彼女はラディガンにオーストラリウムとその強力な作用を教え、ブルタークの兄弟であるレドモンド用に二台目の生命維持装置を作ることを決意させました。いかにして大量にこの元素を得たのかは不明です。母や先祖の名は明らかとなっていませんが、エリザベスが彼女の母ではないかと推測されています。もしそうであるならば、管理人ことヘレンはエリザベスの孫に当たり、TFインダストリーの経営権は各世代ごとに受け継がれたものと思われます。

Mann Manorにある隠された肖像画
Blood in the Water』に登場したエミリー(?)
  • 元のコミックの印刷ではエリザベスはエミリーと名付けられています。エミリーとはエリザベスの娘であることを読者に推測させるために生み出された名前ですが、おそらくレタラーが両者を混同してしまったものと思われます。またエミリーは何らかの方法でレドモンド・マンの恋愛対象となったように見られます。これは外伝ではありますが、Mann Manorにはイースターエッグとしてエミリーの肖像画が隠されています。
    • Catch-Up』の劇中において、1890年に登場したエミリーはエリザベスであることが明かされました。これが設定ミスなのかどうかは不明です。
  • Blood in the Water』の劇中において登場した現在のエミリーは、これ以上ないほどに年老いていました。彼女は残り僅かのオーストラリウムで稼働する、BLUエンジニアが作成した小型の生命維持装置でなんとか生きている状態でした。しかし冒頭に登場した管理人は、その顔の特徴および紙巻きたばこから読者をヘレンだと信じこませますが、下記の通り、エミリーまたはエリザベスの可能性もあります。それが彼女が生命維持装置が必要な理由です。
    • もしかするとヘレンは『Catch-Up』で示唆された通りエミリーおよびエリザベスと同一人物かもしれません。ラディガン・カーネガーが作成した第三世代の生命維持装置はグレイ・マンではなく彼女に渡った可能性があります。この説の強力な証拠として、『Blood in the Water』において、彼女は第五世代の生命維持装置を取り付けてもらいながら「すでにあなたの一族は私に十分すぎるほどの生を与えました、ミスター・カーネガー」と述べました。また、無数のロボット軍団を生み出すほどの頭脳を有することから、グレイ・マンの生命維持装置は自分自身で作成したのかもしれません。


ヘレン(Helen)

ヘレンはエリザベスおよびエミリーに酷似した女性で、現在のマン兄弟の会社および傭兵たちの管理人です。

管理人を参照のこと


管理人のメッセンジャー

管理人のメッセンジャー
ここだな。
— BLUソルジャーのアパートを突き止めた管理人のメッセンジャー

管理人のメッセンジャーは管理人によって小型テレビセットを運ばせるために雇われた謎の人物です。彼が初めて登場したのはWAR! アップデート期間中において、管理人のメッセージをテレビ画面で中継して届けるため、BLUソルジャーのアパートを突き止めるシーンです。管理人に雇われた彼の仕事は、BLUソルジャーを探し出し、彼の友人であるREDデモマンをTFインダストリーのスパイであると信じこませ、対立させることでした。

Meet the Director』には別のメッセンジャーが登場し、答えを得るためにREDチームに殺されました。管理人はこれを受けて、殺されては小型テレビが返ってこないため、もう一台買わねばならないと顔をしかめました。彼がWAR! アップデートと同じメッセンジャーかどうかは不明ですが、管理人の「また一人メッセンジャーを撃った」とのセリフから、何人ものメッセンジャーが彼らに殺されたものと思われます。


ミス・ポーリング(Miss Pauling)

ミス・ポーリングを参照のこと


Director

The Director
MISSING poster on Doomsday
If you could pick one word to describe yourself, Mister Mundy, what would it be? I'm going to answer that for you: "victim."
The Director on the Sniper

The Director is a somewhat arrogant filmmaker. Hired by the Administrator, the Director was meant to spy on the mercenaries, so the Administrator could use something they said against them later if need be. However, he was led to believe he was filming them to show the people of Badlands that they weren't "just armed psychopaths blowing up all their landmarks on a daily basis".

Once the Administrator believed she had gained proper leverage over her employees, she ordered Miss Pauling to assassinate the Director. Miss Pauling brought the Director out to a mine under the guise that the Administrator was waiting for her interview there, with a bag of quicklime and a shovel secretly tucked away in the bed of her truck. The Director's current status is unknown, though he is presumed to be dead after his "interview" with the Administrator. A "MISSING" poster featuring the Director can be found in the maps Doomsday, Coal Town, and Mannworks, further hinting this.


Unknown individual

In the mostly complete family portrait, another person can be seen in between the gap of the two pieces. The name of this person is unknown and he has yet to be referenced. He can be seen here. In the portrait, he appears to be holding something in his left arm but the object can not be identified.


Barnabus Hale

Barnabus Hale in 1850.
I like this cougar's PEPPER SAUCE
Barnabus Hale fighting off an inexplicable animal attack during a wake

Barnabus Hale was a 19th century Australian frontiersman, employed as an aide and tracker by Zepheniah Mann. After Bette dies while giving birth, he cries at her death, apparently the only one to do so. Hale later inherited Mann Co. upon Zepheniah's death. He is a relative of Saxton Hale, his grandfather, and shares Saxton's extremely masculine personality.


Bilious Hale

No mercenary warfare on the premises.
Bilious Hale on his secret to Mann Co. being voted "Safest workplace in the Badlands"

Bilious Hale is the father of Saxton Hale, and was the owner of Mann Co during the early 1900's after inheriting it from his father, Barnabus Hale. During a fatal mineshaft collapse, which resulted in the death of fourteen workers, Bilious was able to escape by punching it open, gaining him more fame from the press. During the March of 1922, Bilious Hale shut down the coal mine and coal-powered munitions factory 50 years after it was founded. However, one of the rooms was left as a "historic storage closet" under the reasoning that the objects left in it were not presently needed, but kept for a future time for when they may be. During his lifetime, Bilious was one of the five owners of a telephone in the United States along with Redmond & Blutarch, the President, Alexander Graham Bell and presumably a predecessor of the Administrator.

Saxton Hale

See Saxton Hale.


Mr. Bidwell

Mr. Bidwell
Tears were brought to the eyes, sir. Your breakfast steak.
Mr. Bidwell proving his culinary skills

Mr. Bidwell is one of Saxton Hale's assistants, along with Mr. Reddy. His duties include preparing Hale's breakfast steak and dealing with customer feedback. Bidwell is the creator of the new Mann Co. Weapons Catalogue, acting as a liaison between the manufacturers of various products and Mann Co. During his first appearance Bidwell sported a handlebar mustache; however, this was later shaved off.

Saxton Hale sent Bidwell to Sarif Industries under the pretense of discussing a partnership to jointly develop biotechnology. While Sarif's representatives were looking over the "contract", Bidwell escaped with a crate full of weapons and later reverse-engineered the stolen weaponry to produce Manno-Technology. Bidwell detailed his exploits in a confidential memo to Hale, who wrote back to Bidwell asking him to "stop writing these things down".

Bidwell, along with Reddy, risked being dismissed by suggesting the idea of item tryouts and much of the Manniversary Update & Sale. They showcased various new hats and Miscellaneous items in a section of the Manniversary Update and Sale page before being rudely interrupted by Saxton Hale's dilemma of hiding a dead ostrich.

Three days after the end of "The Gravel Wars" and the death of Blutarch and Redmond Mann, Bidwell is under disguise as a primate violence specialist with Saxton Hale, with the purpose of filming Saxton fight the last-living Yeti. Right before Saxton charges at the Yeti to fight it, Bidwell is informed by Reddy of attacks on Mann Co. stores and relays it back to Saxton, who tells Bidwell that he is very much aware of the attacks. Bidwell then films Saxton's assault on the Yeti, which Saxton uses as a video instructing the mercenaries on their new job of fighting robots and defending Mann Co. Bidwell then sends the tape back to Miss Pauling, who shows it to the remainders of the RED and BLU Teams.


Mr. Reddy

Mr. Reddy
You're now the sixth richest man in America, Mr. Hale.
Mr. Reddy putting his accounting degree to good use

Mr. Reddy, along with Mr. Bidwell, is one of Saxton Hale's assistants. Specifically, he is Hale's accountant and takes his calls. Under Hale's orders, Mr. Reddy sent the five richest men in America congratulatory bouquets and "You're a dead man" form letters. During his first appearance, Reddy sported a thick box car mustache, however, this was later shaved off. Upon completing the achievement Mission Accomplished in Spiral Knights, Mr. Reddy sends the player a congratulatory letter and the Spiral Sallet. He also created the Dueler, Gifting Man From Gifting Land and Philateler.[2]

Reddy, along with Bidwell, risked being dismissed by suggesting the idea of item tryouts and much of the Manniversary Update & Sale. They showcased various new hats and Miscellaneous items in a section of the Manniversary Update and Sale page before being rudely interrupted by Saxton Hale's dilemma of hiding a dead ostrich.

Reddy later informed Bidwell of the attacks by robots on all Mann Co. facilities.


Patience Meriweather

Patience Meriweather, circa 1822

Patience Meriweather helped to deliver the three sons of Zepheniah Mann and his wife Bette: Redmond, Blutarch, and Gray. She also gave the news of Bette's death to Zepheniah and Barnabus Hale, who was present at the time.


Blutarch Mann's assistant

1960
1890
Give him a moment, dear. He's just dead.
Blutarch Mann's assistant's everyday routine.

Blutarch Mann's assistant is an unnamed woman who has worked for Blutarch for at least 60 years. She is shown in 1960 presenting Dell Conagher to Blutarch Mann and again in an 1890 flashback presenting Radigan Conagher to Blutarch Mann. After she calls Dell "Mister Conagher" a couple of times, he politely tells her to just call him "Dell" since "Mister Conagher" was his grandfather's name. She replies, "Yes. I remember."

  • Blutarch Mann's assistant's first appearance was in the comic Loose Canon.


Groups

Australians

Australians in the 1890s.
Every one of mankind's innovations now comes from the lager-pickled brain of an Australian.
The Administrator's ancestor on the mustache-sporting, beer-swilling, deathray-inventing Australians

Once thought of as a nation of idiots, since 1850 Australians had become world leaders in technology. Every innovation, including Cloaking and teleportation, now came from the brain of a lager-loving Australian. By the 1890s, Sydney had become a city of tomorrow with flying cars, giant airships, and self-grooming mustaches. Much like their national hero, Saxton Hale, every man, woman and child in the nation of Australia (with the exception of at least three, the Sniper and his adoptive parents) sports a glorious, full mustache. An ancestor of the Administrator theorized that the nation's incredible intelligence came from a rare element, Australium. This theory seemed to prove true as the element amplified Radigan Conagher's intelligence to phenomenal levels, and also caused various Australian-related side effects including rapid mustache growth, extreme masculinity, and the primal urge to take off his shirt and grow chest hair in the shape of his homeland. However, as the Australium deposits located in Australia that gave these phenomenal people such capacity declined, mainly due to the intentions of the Administrator, the once proud race are reduced to weaker simpletons. It is mentioned by Spy that the Australium mines had run dry 2 months prior to Zhanna, Soldier and Spy's success in securing a submarine.

Australia chooses its king through a Kangaroo boxing match, possibly making Australia the only Kratocracy.


Mann Co. Monkeynautics

Mann Co. Monkeynautics is a group that worked on sending Monkeynaut Poopy Joe into space to fight Vladimir Bananas. The Mann Co. Monkeynautics is featured on the map Doomsday as the company with the rocket that launches Poopy Joe into space. This however fails and crashes on a nearby satellite tower.


Badland Brawlers

The Demoman with a glove saying 'Badland Brawlers'.

The Badland Brawlers are a sports team from Badlands.

  • A Badland Brawlers badge is shown on the Scout's Whoopee Cap.
  • The Badland Brawlers were first mentioned in the WAR! Update comic, WAR!.
  • In Ring of Fired, the Demoman is wearing a Badland Brawlers shirt.


BLU team (original)

BLU team, 1850s
...I assembled a team of the world's deadliest mercenaries to take it all by force. What I did not expect was that my idiot brother would do the same.
Blutarch Mann on the original BLU team

The original BLU team was assembled by Blutarch Mann in the 1850s in an attempt to claim all of the land bequeathed to him and his brother, Redmond, by their father. Unfortunately for Blutarch, it appears that the original RED team was assembled at the same time, leaving both siblings at a stalemate. The original team consisted of the same nine classes as the current organization. The Scout, inspired by Billy the Kid, took on the appearance of a young cowboy, complete with spurred boots. The Soldier, who resembles Stonewall Jackson, dressed like a member of the Confederate States Army, utilizing a rifle, rather than a Rocket Launcher. In keeping with tradition, the Demoman, inspired by Alfred Nobel, was a one-eyed dynamite-loving prospector. Unlike his modern Russian counterpart, the Heavy resembled John Henry, preferring to put his enemies out of commission with a monstrous sledgehammer, whilst the Sniper, like Davy Crockett, partnered his trusty rifle with a coonskin cap. Prior to his appointment as President of the United States, the Pyro, Abraham Lincoln, used an experimental Flamethrower to aid his comrades in battle. BLU team's Medic, Sigmund Freud, appeared to retain his contemporary's love of the Bonesaw, whilst the team's Engineer, who resembles Nikola Tesla, was forced to make do with a satchel of Blueprints, rather than a PDA. Finally, the Spy eschewed a balaclava in favor of a domino-mask and equally-sinister mustache in the style of Fu Manchu.

The members of Redmond's original counterpart team are unknown.

  • The original BLU team first appeared in the Loose Canon comic.


Team Fortress Classic mercenaries

The Team Fortress Classic Mercenaries along with Bilious Hale in the 1930s

In the A Cold Day in Hell comic, the Team Fortress Classic mercenaries (minus their Medic) appear, willing to help Gray Mann find the Administrator and the current Team Fortress 2 mercenaries.

  • One Team Fortress Classic mercenary first appeared in the Team Fortress comic Ring of Fired as a shadowy silhouette of the Classic Heavy
  • The identity of the silhouette along with his team was revealed in the Cold Day in Hell comic
  • The Classic Mercenaries' latest appearance arrived in Blood in the Water, where the Classic Sniper fed two bullets into the RED Sniper, as smoke flows out of his rifle. One bullet within his Liver-Stomach area, the other penetrating through his small intestine.

RED and BLU family members

BLU Scout's mother

BLU Scout's mother
BLU Scout: "What're you? President of his fan-club?"
BLU Spy: "No... that would be your mother!"
The "BLU Scout" and the BLU Spy discuss the RED Spy's sexual liaisons

The BLU Scout's mother is briefly mentioned and shown in Meet the Spy. She also appears in the beginning of the Second Annual Saxxy Awards trailer, where her arm can be seen and she can be heard screaming while she runs away. She raised the Scout and his seven "mad-dog" brothers in south Boston, and somehow still managed to keep her figure. She is in a romantic relationship with the RED Spy, who lovingly calls her "ma petit chou-fleur", which roughly means "my little cauliflower" in French. The BLU Scout was apparently shocked to learn of this relationship, though his actual feelings on the matter are unknown since he was in fact the RED Spy disguised as the BLU Scout at the time. The BLU Scout's mother wears a Classic late 60s style dress and bob hairstyle. Seven compromising photos of her with the RED Spy are kept in a top secret file labeled 'Scout's Mom' in the BLU base. The Spy has a likeness of her engraved on the barrel of the Ambassador.


RED Scout's mother

RED Scout's mother in his dream

The RED Scout's mother first appears in RED Scout's dream in Cold Day in Hell. Though merely a drawing, she appears to be more feminine than the BLU Scout's mother.

Engineer's father

The Engineer with his father.

The Engineer's father is shown in a photo with his son, Dell Conagher. Dell's father is the Engineer from the Team Fortress Classic series of games, while Dell is the Engineer from Team Fortress 2.


Mr. & Mrs. DeGroot

Family portrait
Elderly Mrs. DeGroot
Yer da walked fifteen miles in the rain to blow up the Queen of England for a Nickel!
Mrs. DeGroot on the family trade

The Demoman's mother, Mrs. Tilly DeGroot, is a blind, elderly woman who reminisces constantly about the Demoman's late father, Mr. DeGroot. Even with her son's multi-million dollar salary and mansion, she still thinks he does not work hard enough, claiming that the Demoman's father would be spinning in his grave at his idleness and had 26 jobs. She insisted on bringing up the Demoman Scottish, and does not like to see him "squandering his gifts." She also comments: "No Demoman worth his sulfur ever had an eye in his head past thirty!"

She, along with the Demoman's father, collected the young Tavish from the Crypt Grammar School for Orphans, revealing themselves as his true parents. They explained that he was abandoned at birth until his skills manifested themselves, a longstanding, cruel, and wholly unnecessary tradition among the Highland Demolition Men.

The Demoman's mother advised her son to go searching for jobs on All Hallow's Eve, saying that all of the ghouls would vanish in one day.


Mr. & Mrs. Mundy

Mr. & Mrs. Mundy
I'll be honest with ya: my parents do not care for it.
The Sniper on his trade

Mr. Jonathan Mundy & Mrs. Mundy are the Sniper's adoptive parents. Being a dutiful son, the Sniper makes sure to keep in touch with his parents via phone or mail to inquire about their well-being and keep them up to date with his latest adventures and exploits. Living in the "Red House on the Left on Adelaide St. in Australia", the Sniper's parents do not approve of his occupation. The Sniper's dad is especially condemning, calling the Sniper a "crazed gunman" against the Sniper's insistence that he is an "assassin". In a bid to bring the arguments to an end, the Sniper wrote to his mom asking her to just tell his dad about how he makes more than a doctor and then finally asks her to just tell him that he is a doctor. After the Sniper was interviewed by the Director, the Sniper received mailed photographs of his parents.

Like their adoptive son, neither one of them have mustaches, a seemingly rare trait amongst Australians. Mr. & Mrs. Mundy also bear a striking resemblance to Eustace and Muriel Bagge from Courage the Cowardly Dog. The comic's illustrator later confirmed that this similarity, along with the similarities of their homes, was "very much on purpose" due to time constraints.

In the Team Fortress 2 Comic #4 Blood in the Water, Sniper reveals that his parents passed away six months prior, shortly after Gray's takeover of Mann Co. He also reveals that they both aren't his real parents.


Sniper's parents at a younger age.
Sniper's Father at his current age in the comic's story.
Sniper's mother at her current age in the comic's story.

Bill-Bel and Lar-Nah

Get the @#$% out of my rocket!
— Young Bill-Bel yelling to Young Lar-Nah as she gets in the rocket

Bill-Bel and Lar-Nah are the Sniper's birth parents. They originate from the lost underwater country of New Zealand.

Years prior, Bill-Bel theorized that the Earth would be covered in magma, and he proposed that the country be encased in a glass dome and sunk to the bottom of the ocean to escape danger. He later proposed to New Zealand's council of leaders to send the country into space, but the council furiously rejects him, pointing out that they are now out of resources due to his original plan and all detest their underwater existence. Bill-Bel returned home, having built a rocket with which to get into space, only to get into a fight with his wife Lar-Nah over who gets to be the only occupant. In the confusion their toddler son Mun-dee (an infant Sniper) crawls into the rocket, which launches through New Zealand's protective dome, flooding the city and dooming its citizens.

Bill-Bel and Lar-Nah survive drowning by hiding out in a sealed laboratory, cut off from the rest of the world until Miss Pauling, Sniper and the other mercenaries arrive in a submarine; Lar-Nah has become a grouchy alcoholic constantly furious at her husband. Much to Miss Pauling's horror, Bill-Bel, not understanding the metal's true potential as nuclear energy source and for life extension, used the last cache of Australium stored in New Zealand to paint his prototype escape rockets, all of which exploded save for one. Lar-Nah then offers Miss Pauling some of her wine as the latter is flabbergasted at Bill-Bel's stupidity.

Upon learning from Sniper that the Earth was not covered in magma (thereby disproving Bill-Bel's theory), Lar-Nah steals the only remaining rocket, successfully escaping into space. Likewise, Bill-Bel steals the navy submarine Miss Pauling and the team had arrived on, stranding the group in the steadily flooding ruins.

  • Bill-Bel and Lar-Nah were first introduced in Blood in the Water.
  • Sniper bears a striking resemblance to his mother Lar-Nah. Both have the same facial shape, structure as well as skin tone.


Radigan Conagher

Radigan Conagher
...Alright.
Radigan Conagher on making people monsters

The BLU Engineer's grandfather, Radigan Conagher, was hired by Blutarch Mann to build a machine to artificially allow him to live longer than his brother. He agrees to build the machine for Blutarch. Later, he is approached by a woman who bears a resemblance to that of The Administrator. She offers him Australium to build Blutarch's Machine, under the stipulation that he covertly builds an identical machine for Redmond as well. On a personal level, Radigan Conagher had a fascination for Abraham Lincoln. In the first edition of The Engineer Update, several pages of notes are dedicated to inventing an object that could have saved Lincoln from John Wilkes Booth. Some devices include: a hat that would shoot at the attacker, a chair that would swing over and under a balcony away from the attacker, and a teleporter.

Radigan goes through a drastic transformation as shown in the hidden links of the Engineer Update. He seems to have become taller, grown a mustache, developed large muscles, and has a fond thirst for beer. This matches the qualities of the stereotypical Australians in Team Fortress 2. This is probably due to his exposure to Australium. One could even say he looks like an older Saxton Hale. In the photographs displayed on the Engineer Update webpage, Conagher is also shown holding what seems to be the very first Southern Hospitality. In the final stage of his transformation, it is shown that he had replaced his left hand with a robotic arm and his chest hair had grown into the shape of Texas, similar to Saxton Hale's Australian shaped chest hair. He also appears more "Australian" than before, as a large jovial man (in contrast to his previously reserved personality) with a big, bushy mustache and carrying a barrel of BLU Streak beer, a taste shared by his grandson Dell. One of the Paint Can colors, "Radigan Conagher Brown" bears his name.

  • Radigan Conagher first appeared in the Loose Canon comic.


RED Heavy's family

Yana: We have caught dinner!
Bronislava: It is bear. Again.
The RED Heavy's sisters returning from a hunt
RED Heavy embracing his mother

While not much is known, the family history of Misha, the RED Heavy, was first discussed in the Meet the Director comic. RED Heavy's father was executed for being a counterrevolutionist. After the death of his father in autumn of 1941, Misha was deported to a Northern Siberian gulag along with his mother and three underage younger sisters, Zhanna, Yana, and Bronislava. The Heavy and his family worked at the gulag for three months, until it was burned to the ground some time in December 1941. It was later found that all of the prisoners had escaped and the guards of the camp had been tortured to death.

The Heavy was shown to be still in contact with his family and using his mercenary wages to provide for them in the comic Bombinomicon. In A Cold Day in Hell, the Heavy's family was shown to be living in the Siberian mountains, eating almost exclusively bear meat, where the Heavy had been protecting them from "the people who hurt [them] before." However, with the Heavy rejoining the team, his family began to move to the United States.

Yana and Bronislava are apparently attracted to some of the mercenaries, namely the Sniper and Spy. Zhanna seems to be in a relationship with the Soldier; the relationship began due to her not having seen a man in twenty years, and after her rejection of the Scout because he talked too much. Zhanna's relationship with Soldier stays strong as she tags along with the mercenaries in Blood in the Water.

Bronislava in A Cold Day in Hell


Historical figures

Presidents

Abraham Lincoln

Wikipedia article: Abraham Lincoln

In addition to being the nation's 16th President, Abraham Lincoln might also have been the BLU team's first Pyro when the war began in the 1850s. Abraham Lincoln is noted for his love of Arena Mode as shown in the Sniper vs Spy update. According to the WAR! Update, he was the inventor of stairs. The Engineer Update states Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John "Tower of Hats" Booth, although the WAR! Update attributes his death to rocket-jumping up stairs. Furthermore, according to the Loose Canon comic, there were blueprints for three "life-extender machines", the last one apparently built on the day of Lincoln's death. Whether or not Abraham Lincoln is still alive is open to debate.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Wikipedia article: Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, or Franklin D. Roosevelt as he is commonly called, found Abraham Lincoln's plans for stairs in 1921. Recovering from a rocket jumping accident, Franklin D. Roosevelt perfected Lincoln's plans for stairs, freeing the world from the tyranny of the second floor.

Franklin D. Roosevelt first appeared in the WAR! Update.

George Washington

Wikipedia article: George Washington

George Washington invented America, but historians agree his greatest failure was his inability to be permanently invisible. With the advent of the Cloak and Dagger, the Spy can succeed where the inventor of America failed.

George Washington first appeared in the Sniper vs Spy Update.

Other

Fred Astaire

Wikipedia article: Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire, born Frederick Austerlitz, was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer, and actor. His stage and subsequent film career spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical films. He was particularly susceptible to projectile weapons fire.


John Wilkes Booth

Wikipedia article: John Wilkes Booth

John Booth

John "Tower of Hats" Booth was the assassin of beloved president Abraham Lincoln. His last known photograph depicts him wearing his eponymous tower of hats. A wanted poster of him was published after the assassination, including an altered photograph depicting what he may look like after adding Abraham Lincoln's fearsome hat to said tower. Booth was later killed in a fearsome shootout between him and Bilious Hale and a large group of people. Booth was bravely held down by Bilious Hale as people took turns shooting him. After his death, Bilious Hale was awarded his hat tower for his bravery and service.


Judas Iscariot

Wikipedia article: Judas Iscariot

Judas Iscariot, according to the New Testament, was one of the twelve original apostles of Jesus Christ. He is notoriously known for his kiss and betrayal of Jesus to the hands of the chief Sanhedrin priests in exchange for a payment of thirty silver coins. His name is often used to accuse someone of betrayal.

  • Judas was first mentioned in the comic A Visual History during the Mac Update. The Soldier says "Judases!" to the Scout and Heavy for betraying loyalty to Mann Co. products before having himself hooked with a pig being baked via "firewire," which in reality is wire used to transfer or exchange data between two computers.

Sun Tzu

Wikipedia article: Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu (simplified Chinese: 孙武; traditional Chinese: 孫武) was an ancient Chinese tactician and philosopher who wrote a book called The Art of War, detailing innovative Chinese strategy in warfare. He gained fame for his remarkable strategies and many policies on warfare, particularly in the West. His work continues to influence warfare and politics today.

Sun Tzu is mentioned in the Meet the Soldier short. While talking to his collection of heads, the Soldier claims that Sun Tzu "invented fighting, and then perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor."

The Soldier asks the Director if Sun Tzu ever wrote any books on punching through a man's ribcage. When the Director gives a negative answer, the Soldier is clearly disappointed and resolves to stop threatening his local bookstore.

William Prescott

Wikipedia article: William Prescott

William Prescott was a Revolutionary War general who notably led the Battle of Bunker Hill and won. He loved hats, and reportedly said at that battle: "Don't fire till you see the tops of their heads". True to his word, he only fired at enemies who were poor and possessed no hats.


Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin

Wikipedia article: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin

...that stalled the moon landing by three years when Buzz Aldrin suplexed Neil Armstrong into a pile of folding chairs at Astromania '69!
Pyromania Day One Page on the spirit of competitive enterprise

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were two American astronauts who stalled the moon landing by 3 years during Astromania '69.


Aleister Crowley

Wikipedia article: Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley was an English occultist responsible for cursing scenic Skull Island during a speedboat cursing tour.

  • Aleister Crowley was first mentioned in a hidden page on the Team Fortress 2 blog.


Tom Jones

Wikipedia article: Tom Jones

Sir Thomas John Woodward, better known by his stage name Tom Jones is a Welsh singer. He is known for many hit singles such as "It's Not Unusual", "What's New Pussycat", and "She's a Lady". In Ring of Fired, it was revealed that he is Merasmus' new roommate. Shortly thereafter, Tom Jones was swiftly killed by Soldier.


Other individuals

Apple Store manager

Saxton sees the unknown manager.
Let me see your manager.
Saxton Hale on blowing up the moon with Apple's latest product

The Apple Store manager is the manager of the Apple store located on the outskirts of Dustbowl, and presumably the employer of Trent and Jessica.

When Saxton Hale wants to buy out the company, he denied the request with the words "No sale, Hale!" Hale immediately recognizes him and insults him, saying the store 'had his curvy stink all over it'. He is presumably one of Hale's long time rivals.

  • The manager appears to be a reference to Apple founder Steve Jobs, if not, is.
  • The Apple Store manager first appeared in the non-canon Mac Update comic, A Visual History.


Archibald and Julius

Archibald (left) Julius (right)
Truly it is a Smissmas Miracle for the poor bombless unfortunates of Teufort!
Julius overjoyed at the great gift he and Archibald received.

Archibald and Julius are the proprietors of the Bombs for the Poor not-for-profit charity. They find a Payload cart delivered to their rail-stoop and declare it a Smissmas miracle before they embrace in celebration. Both are completely fictitious characters, invented by the Scout and Soldier as an alibi while on trial for blowing up a Mall Santa training facility.

  • Their bowler hats, moustaches, and color-coded suits resemble Blutarch and Redmond Mann in the 1890s


Archimedes

For the soundtrack, see Archimedes (Soundtrack), for the cosmetic item, see Archimedes.

A bloodied Archimedes, among the Medic's other doves.

Archimedes is one of the RED Medic's many white pet doves, identifiable by his permanently blood-stained feathers. Making his first appearence in Meet the Medic, Archimedes has an eerie habit of getting in the way of most procedures, including wallowing in the innards of the Heavy. Archimedes is last heard cooing from inside the Scout's chest cavity after his surgery leaves the curious bird stuck inside, prompting the RED Medic to turn around and ask "Archimedes?" before the camera cut away from the perplexed Scout. In reference to this, a white dove (without bloodstains) will sometimes fly out of a gibbed Scout during regular gameplay.

Archimedes' backstory is hinted at in his in-game description: Before Archimedes came into the Medic's care, he made his living through wedding dovery. A lucrative trade, but he always felt something was missing. He looks back on the day that the Medic stole that catering van during the prime minister's wedding as the best day of his life. He's been burrowing into the chests of unwitting patients ever since.

Archimedes would later make a cameo in the beginning of the Blood Brothers comic and on the Day Two teaser picture of the Two Cities Update, proving the dove is still alive. Another white dove, owned by the BLU Medic, appears in the Mann vs. Machine trailer, and yet another one in the short movie Expiration Date.

Archimedes is an in-game cosmetic item that can be equipped by the Medic. He can also be ordered as a plush on the Valve website which also awards a code that can be used to get a Genuine quality version of the in-game item.

  • Archimedes and Lieutenant Bites (the Soldier's pet raccoon) are the only two mercenaries' pets to appear in the official comics.
  • The undead Halloween version of the dove, Archimedes the Undying, triggers new voice lines for the Medic when equipped, which take the form of a deranged dialogue between a hungry-for-brains zombie Archimedes and the Medic (although both are being voiced by the Medic's voice actor, leaving doubts if Archimedes is actually supposed to be talking or if it's meant to imply the Medic has gone utterly insane and is talking to himself).


Bob Cratchit & Scrooge

Bob Cratchit, a "kindly community map maker", and Scrooge, a "billionare hat magnate", are characters in a Christmas play.


Captain Dan

Captain Dan's Army Surplus Soup

Captain Dan is a local soup manufacturer. After a massive soup recall, he generously volunteered in disposing the rancid product, and a relieved President awarded him the Key to the City and a License to Kill. The Soldier is a fan of his brand of tomato soup. Captain Dan's name is also on the sticker of the Cheese Wheel.

  • In the 87th page of the Teufort Reader, it is noted that one product of Captain Dan is Sour Cream and Mayonnaise packets.
  • In Mannhattan signage, Captain Dan advertises that the wood pulp in his products is Now Legal to Eat. Adding wood pulp to food, especially bread, and now soup, as a cheap filler or thickener is an old practice.

Charles Darling

Charles Darling
A hunter needs his trophies, Saxton. You of all people should understand that. You were my best student, once. Before you gave it all up, for her.
Charles Darling on hunting

Charles Darling is the former hunting mentor of Mann Co. owner Saxton Hale. Formerly a hunter, Darling decided to give up a life of savagery for a more comfortable one of zoo-keeping. His and Hale's falling-out appeared to occur following Saxton's decision to abandon his training for 'her'. He is currently the owner and proprietor of Darling Zoos, with a collection of animals that includes such rare species as pygmy rabbits, quaggas, Tasmanian wolves, dodos, giraffes, and sea cows. He is thought to be based off of the famed evolutionist Charles Darwin. He enjoys watching the animals in his zoos suffer, and in the comic A Cold Day in Hell he has animals stand on boxes and stick their head through mounting plates, so he can look at the defeated looks in their eyes, which he finds amusing.


Chicken Girl

Fried Chicken Tramp

The Chicken Girl, referred to by the Spy as a Fried Chicken Tramp, is an anonymous girl that Scout met at a Conquistador Fried Giblets fast food restaurant. Scout points out to her that they both have buckets of fried chicken and asks her if they want to "do it". She replies "Eh, okay."


Claude Huggins

Claude Huggins was the founder of Teufort, which he originally named Hugginsville. Huggins survived a bear attack by hiding under the mauled corpse of his wife. He founded the settlement on the site of the attack. Other persons besides his wife died in the attack, possibly including the Huggins' children.


Francis the Talking France

Francis the Talking France
They sound complicated enough that Valve decided they had no business judging cinema.
Francis the Talking France on French vocabulary

Francis the Talking France is a sentient manifestation of France with an apparent knowledge of cinema. He claims to be the inventor of the French terms "Mise en scene! Auteur! Avante-garde! Montage! Even cinema!". Valve put him in charge of judging all the Saxxy entries, but realizing that the job would be too big even for himself, he opened the voting to the public.

  • Francis the Talking France first appeared on the website Old Man Murray, co-written by Valve writer Erik Wolpaw.[3]
  • The character appeared on the TF2 Official Blog on the 20th of May.[4]
  • Francis is actually a mirror image of France, with its west in the east and vice versa.
  • A child dresses as Francis for Halloween in the Bombinomicon comic.
  • A cartoonized Francis appears on baby Scout's shirt on page 53 of A Cold Day in Hell.


Eyelander

For the weapon, see Eyelander.

Eyelander is a sentient, speaking, haunted sword.

  • Eyelander became Demoman's companion following Demoman's estrangement from Soldier.
  • It is suggested that Eyelander is capable of striking victims on its own.
  • Upon its first appearance, it was only able to hiss "Headssss..." As of Ring of Fired, however, it is now able to watch television, speak more words (including swearing, which it does frequently), and apparently eat churros.


Fedris the Enchanter

Fedris the Enchanter is a wizard of some renown that spoke at Wizardcon MCLVI, along side Merasmus the Magician, about whether big heads are wizardry or witchcraft.

  • Fedris the Enchanter was first mentioned in a hidden page on the Team Fortress 2 blog.


Gentle Manne of Leisure, his Companione, and Smelly Unfortunate

A-ha-ha! You are as PRESUMPTUOUS as you are POOR and IRISH. Tarnish notte the majesty of my TOWER of HATS.
— The Gentle Manne of Leisure commenting to Smelly Unfortunate

The Gentle Manne of Leisure is a Victorian Englishman who was rich enough to buy a tower of hats. He traveled the streets of a Victorian English city with his Companione, informing Smelly Unfortunate that the latter was presumptuous, poor, and Irish. The Gentle Manne of Leisure wore a tuxedo, carried a cane, and was never seen without his most prized possession ? his tower of hats. It is possible that he is referred to as "Sinclaire" by his Companione as they spectate their 'Hatless Commoners' boxing.[5] Also, the quotation above is used as the description for the Towering Pillar of Hats.

  • Gentle Manne of Leisure and Smelly Unfortunate are also in the list of random bot names.


Jerry

Jerry
Here, hold these engine parts.
Saxton Hale right before jumping off the plane

Jerry is the pilot of Saxton Hale's airplane. He is usually annoyed when Saxton continuously jumps out of the plane. In Ring of Fired, he tells Hale about the new policy of not being allowed to jump out of the plane. However, Saxton damages a part of the plane forcing them to jump out. As they are falling, Jerry holds on to the stuffed yeti Hale had brought with him as he screams in fear. Jerry continues to scream and hold on to the yeti even as they are on the ground.


The Judge

The Judge
I hereby sentence all three of you imbeciles to community service.
The Judge laying down the law

The Judge presided over the trial of the Scout and Spy after they blew up a Mall Santa training facility with a bomb cart, with the Soldier as their attorney. After chewing out the Scout for his ridiculous alibi involving a "Bombs for the Poor" charity, he convinces the Scout to rat out the Soldier as the mastermind and sentences all three to community service at a Mall Santa booth.

Kicasso

Self-portrait of Kicasso
Say, uh... That ain't an original Kicasso, is it?
Dell Conagher on Blutarch Mann's choice in art

A painter whose work is on display in the lobby of BLU's headquarters, and is recognized by Dell Conagher. At one point, he went through a "Hunted in the Jungle" period of artwork. The character is most likely a play on the name of the famous artist, Picasso. The artwork is a parody adaptation of Picasso's 'Self-portrait with Cloak', painted during his "blue period", which is a humorous reference within itself considering that the Kicasso is a part of Blutarch's Mansion.


Little Jack

Little Jack
An' I wanna Action Saxton, and a Action Saxton Hippie-Drome Battle Arena, an' a Poopy Joe Rescue Rocket, an' I wanna...
Little Jack on his Smissmas list

Little Jack is a young boy who first encounters the mercenaries while they are doing community service work at the Teufort Mall. After asking Santa (the BLU Soldier) for various Saxton Hale toys, the Soldier decides that what he really needs for Smissmas is a sensible haircut. He is then thrilled to watch his father and the Soldier fight each other, right before Old Nick bursts in, announcing his intent to kidnap the children of Teufort to work in his factory. Frightened, he turns to the BLU Spy, who breaks off an icicle and hands it to the boy and instructs him on what to do. After being beaten by the BLU Scout and Soldier, Old Nick grabs little Jack, who drives the icicle into Old Nick's neck, killing him. Little Jack is last seen sitting next to the Spy, reminiscing about the earlier event. He sits atop the Spy's shoulders for a front-page photograph on the Teufort Times.

Maggie

Saxton and Mags talking romance as they are kicking a bunch of panthers
You left me, Sax. For your father's stupid hat company.
Maggie to Saxton Hale.

Margret, also nicknamed Mags and Maggie, is supposedly the ex-girlfriend of Saxton Hale. The two used to fight exotic animals together while both holding Charles Darling as their nemesis. Maggie may have broke up with Hale after he became CEO of Mann Co. After the break up, Mags had married four men, whom had all died while on her extreme adventures. When Gray Mann took over Mann Co., Maggie, now an employee of Darling, helps Hale ask him for help in winning back the company.


Merasmus the Magician

See Merasmus.


The Park Warden

The park warden.
You're scaring ostriches on the premises? That's a hefty fine, ma'am.
The Park Warden to Merasmus

The Park Warden is a female officer who mistook Merasmus for a woman. She ordered the old wizard to move away from his Castle of Eldritch Horror since it was to be used as a raccoon sanctuary. After the Soldier mistakenly called the castle "Ostrich Horror", the warden assumed that Merasmus was scaring ostriches and told him that it was a hefty fine.

Nicholas Crowder/Old Nick

Nicholas Crowder, now known as "Old Nick".
The nice children are given the greatest gift of all -- they are not abducted along with the naughty ones and carted off to the South Pole.
Robin Walker on the story of Old Nick

On December 18, 1788, a man named Nicholas Crowder was on a voyage to Australia, but upon witnessing the heat and privations he decided to turn the boat around. He instead set course to conquer the South Pole, where, according to legend, he still lives. Every December 18th, "Old Nick" (as he is now known) returns to Australia to judge whether or not the children have been naughty or nice. The nice children get the gift of not being abducted and taken to the South Pole to work in Old Nick's workshop. The bad children make hats and weapons for Old Nick, which are delivered to his mansion on December 17. Old Nick sells any duplicate weapons and hats he has received online, "practically giving them away".

During the events of A Smissmas Story, Old Nick appears at the shopping mall in Teufort to abduct children. He is then beaten up by the Scout and the Soldier. Old Nick then picks up Little Jack and claims that he will "work very hard" in his workshop. Scout warns him not to abduct the boy, who stabs Old Nick in the neck with an icicle, killing him.

  • Old Nick first appeared in the Australian Christmas update.
  • Crowder rides a sleigh pulled by at least three reindeer, one of which has an eye-patch, and a Kangaroo with a red nose and wearing Prancer's Pride.


Poopy Joe

Poopy Joe, monkeynaut and hero.
I have no idea what you're - ooo, right. That poor monkey.
Saxton Hale takes a moment to fondly remember the pioneering primate astronaut

Poopy Joe was a Monkeynaut who tragically died in an explosion shortly after his rocket took off, due to a lack of Australium fuel. This was caused by Mann Co. in their unsuccessful attempt to rid themselves of weapons involved in a Senate investigation. Mann Co. took no blame for his death, and actually created commemorative plates that remembered Poopy Joe and America's dream of conquering space and Florida. These plates were actually hints of the then-upcoming WAR! Update, depicting the Eyelander, Equalizer and Buff Banner's bugle.

During the ARG leading up to Meet the Pyro, new information came to light concerning the death of Poopy Joe. According to leaked pages from Saxton Hale's Senate Hearing, Poopy Joe's rocket seems to have used a fuel source of solid australium. Saxton Hale was present at the launch facility when Poopy Joe and his rocket were prepared for launch to follow the succesful launch of Vladimir Bananas. Hale stole the entire australium supply and replaced it with defective suitcase explosives. Once the rocket hit ignition phase, the entire bulk of suitcase bombs detonated simultaneously, causing the rocket to crash, killing Poopy Joe. Mann Co. then covered up the entire incident, denying all knowledge of it. The new Special Delivery map Doomsday has the player transport an Australium suitcase into Poopy Joe's rocket, re-enacting the piece of history. Unfortunately, the rocket crashes almost immediately to the tune of a warning bugle.

  • Poopy Joe first appeared in the WAR! Update.
  • A Poopy Joe Toy can be seen, slightly hidden on the left side of the screen, on page 53 of A Cold Day in Hell.


Salty Pete, Iron Eye, and Pepper Pot Pete

The Soldier's "friends", with their corresponding names above their heads.

Salty Pete, Iron Eye, and Pepper Pot Pete are supposedly a group of old war buddies that the Soldier goes camping/has tea parties with. They are almost instantly revealed, however, to be merely wooden cutouts who the Soldier has made up imaginary backstories for. The Soldier mentions that Salty Pete once dug a trench that inadvertently killed a lot of their own side, but this story's validity is put into question once the Soldier forgets his name, calling him 'Salsa Pete'. He also forgets Pepper Pot Pete's name, calling him Peter Pepper-Pants. By the end of the strip, he declares that the four of them will be joining the 'Space Marines'.


Shakespearicles

Shakespearicles, the strongest writer who ever lived.

Shakespearicles was the strongest writer who ever lived. He was the inventor of the two-story building, the stage play, America, and the Rocket Launcher. Despite his powerful grasp of language and the ability to bench press 700 British pounds, several inventions eluded his iron grip ? most tragically among them, stairs.

For the next three hundred years, people who needed to get to the second floor used the only method available to them, which was rocket jumping. This persisted until 1857, when the young bearded inventor named President Abraham Lincoln invented stairs.

Valve has a large poster of Shakespearicles in their office.

  • Shakespearicles first appeared in the WAR! Update.
  • Shakespearicles' name and part of his backstory are based on William Shakespeare, a famous British playwright, and Heracles (herr-?-kleez), a hero of Ancient and Classical Greece known for his incredible strength.


Trent and Jessica

Trent and Jessica
...and the bullets biodegrade once they hit flesh, leaving nothing behind but a blog post.
Trent explaining Apple's advances in the Minigun market

Trent and Jessica are two young employees (and, according to the Soldier, hippies) who work at the Apple store located just outside Dustbowl.

They offered items for sale to the RED Scout and Heavy, specifically a very small looking, yet identical headset for the Scout, and a white, black, and blue Minigun whose bullets add kills to the user's killcount on his blog. (If the user does not have a blog, the gun is programmed to create one.) They also managed to impress the RED Soldier by instantly cooking a pig with a device plugged through a Firewire port. Jessica also explained Apple's newest product, the iBlewupthemoon, to Saxton Hale, impressing him and leading him to attempt to purchase the company and being turned down by a mysterious figure that runs the store.


Vladimir Bananas

Vladimir Bananas was a Soviet space chimp and the first monkey in space. America tried to follow with their own launch of Monkeynaut Poopy Joe, but that ended in a disaster where Poopy Joe was killed.


その他のValve社のキャラクター

ウィテカー(Whitaker)

フライパンとともにエリスの帽子を被ったウィテカーを描いた広告画像
REDとBLUの傭兵諸君 -- 金の色に赤も青もない、ドル札は全て緑色だ。
— TFインダストリーの戦争について語るウィテカー

ウィテカーは『Left 4 Dead 2』の端役で、同ゲームを購入した(あるいはすでに購入済みの)プレイヤーに贈られるエリスの帽子フライパンのプロモーション広告をTF2公式ブログに投稿した人物です。冒頭の文章から鑑みるに、他の『Left 4 Dead 2』のキャラクターと同じく米国南部生まれのようです。彼はREDとBLUの両社の争いのどちらかに肩入れすることはないもようで、彼が受けた説明以上にはTFインダストリーに関しても全く知らないようです。また彼は『Team Fortress 2』(彼曰く「Team Fortress 2とかいうとんでもないゲーム」)の正規のストーリーラインにではなく外伝として登場しています。しかしブログ内でREDとBLUのメンバーに向かって話しているため、外伝の人物とは言えないかもしれません。『Left 4 Dead 2』においてはDayton Callie氏が声をあてています。

  • このキャラクターは今のところTF2公式ブログの記事以外では登場しておらず、あくまで外伝扱いかもしれません。『Team Fortress 2』に関連しないその他の彼に関する情報はこちら(英語)を参照してください。

ウィートリー(Wheatley)

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関連項目

参照

  1. E-mail from Erik Wolpaw
  2. http://teamfortress.com/post.php?id=7655
  3. http://www.oldmanmurray.com/features/78.html
  4. http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=5514&p=1
  5. http://www.teamfortress.com/classless/hidden/barbary/

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