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Lieutenant Simon Riley , also known as Ghost , is a character featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare , Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III . In Modern Warfare , Ghost is mentioned at the end of the campaign. In Modern Warfare II , he is one of the three playable protagonists.
In Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone , Ghost was released as a playable SAS Operator of the Coalition faction as part of the Season Two Battle Pass. In Modern Warfare II , Modern Warfare III and Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 , he is also available as an Operator of the SpecGru faction.
- 1.1 Early Life and Career
- 1.2 Task Force 141
- 1.3 War in Verdansk
- 1.4 Assassination of Ghorbrani
- 1.5.1 Raid in Al Mazrah
- 1.5.2 Fighting the Cartel
- 1.5.3 Betrayal of Shadow Company and Shepherd
- 1.5.4 Ghost Team
- 1.5.5 Death of Hassan and Missile Threat Eliminated
- 1.6.1 Nuclear Power Plant Attack
- 1.6.2 Securing the missile
- 1.6.3 Raid on Makarov's financier private island
- 1.6.4 Intercepting the HVT transport in Siberia
- 1.6.5 Preventing disaster at the Gora Dam
- 1.6.6 Operation Trojan Horse
- 2.1.1 Skins
- 2.1.2 Quips
- 2.1.3 Finishing Moves
- 2.2.1 Skins
- 2.3.1 Skins
- 3 Call of Duty: Mobile
- 4.1 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- 4.2.1 Concept Art
- 4.3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III
- 4.4 Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile
- 5.1 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- 5.2 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
- 6 References
Early Life and Career
Born in Manchester, Simon Riley joined the Special Air Service and spent the majority of his career serving numerous short-term deployments and executing covert assignments in classified locations. He became an expert in clandestine tradecraft, focused on sabotage, ambushes, and infiltrations into denied areas and hazardous environments. Ghost concealed his identity under a hallmark skull figured mask to maintain anonymity in the field. 
At one point, Ghost worked in the same unit as Mace . 
Task Force 141
Following the death of General Roman Barkov , Ghost was recruited by Captain John Price in the newly formed Task Force 141 where he became a commanding officer.
War in Verdansk
Following the invasion of Verdansk by Al-Qatala on March 3rd, 2020, Riley was deployed in the city to assist the Armistice initiative against the terrorist organization supplied by Victor Zakhaev . During one of Armistice's operations, Ghost helped the Arm-4 team infiltrating the occupied Verdansk airport to retrieve a nuclear core.
When Al-Qatala released toxic gas within Verdansk , Ghost discovered a chaotic situation where the operators of Armistice have turned against themselves and began targeting each other. He soon requested Price to send him reinforcements he could trust. Riley managed to escape the city and was deployed to a classified location where Price informed him that Zakhaev's plan worked, with the Armistice now officially disbanded. Ghost was assisted during this operation by Alex Keller , who was sent by Price.
In December 2020, Ghost assisted Price in Verdansk to stop Zakhaev from launching the missile attack onto Verdansk. Ghost, along with Alex, Gaz, Price, Nikolai and Farah Karim communicate with Johnny "Soap" MacTavish and assist him "half a few clicks off of Verdansk 's coast".
Assassination of Ghorbrani
In July of 2022, Ghost was deployed on a strike mission in the mountain desert terrain of Al Mazrah under the orders of both Laswell and General Shepherd to make visual contact on General Ghorbrani , Commander of Quds Force , Iranian Special Forces, in order to eliminate him as a potential threat while the latter was present for an arms deal with Russian Forces. Ghost confirmed the General's presence and the green light was given to Philip Graves , Commander and CEO of Shadow Company , to launch a mobile ballistic cruise missile that completely obliterated the site of the arms deal, killing everyone including Ghorbrani which Ghost then later confirmed.
Raid in al mazrah.
Several months after Ghorbrani’s death, Major Hassan Zyani , Ghorbrani’s second in command, vowed vengeance against the United States and was reported to conduct secretively activities in Al Mazrah. Ghost along with Soap and Marine Special Operations Unit were dispatched to capture or kill Hassan . After fighting through a resistance from Al-Qatala who were supposedly there to protect Hassan were in fact protecting a cargo which turned out to be an American made ballistic cruise missile. Shepherd ordered Ghost and the team to destroy the missile before evacuating from Al-Mazrah.
Fighting the Cartel
Ghost and Soap were later sent to Las Almas to meet up with Mexican Special Forces Colonel Alejandro Vargas and Sergeant Major Rodolfo Parra to hunt for Hassan whom they believed is being harbored and protected by the Las Almas Cartel with corrupt elements of the Mexican Army under the control of El Sin Nombre , leader of the Las Almas Cartel.
After successfully capturing Hassan from the Cartel and Mexican military with the help from Graves and the support of Shadow Company’s AC-130 gunship, they brought Hassan in the desert to interrogate him about the whereabouts of the missiles. Hassan proved difficult to handle and were ordered to release him as his detainment was illegal.
A few days later, Ghost along with Soap, Vargas and Graves were conducting over watch on a mansion belonging to one of El Sin Nombre’s lieutenant, Diego Salgado . After much discussion about getting to the cartel leader, Soap volunteered on a risky mission to infiltrate the compound with Vargas in disguised as one of the bodyguards with Ghost providing sniper overwatch and Graves on standby to snatch and grab. After they managed to capture the cartel leader who turned out to be Valeria Garza, a former member of Vargas unit, they interrogated her about the whereabouts of Hassan and the missiles, and she would offer up the information in exchange for a deal of securing her release and her cartel operation to be left undisturbed.
Through the interrogation of Garza, Ghost along with 141, Los Vaqueros and Shadow Company participated in a raid on an oil rig located in the Gulf of Mexico where they located and destroyed the second missile before it had the chance to launch.
Betrayal of Shadow Company and Shepherd
As the team got back, they come to find out that Graves with the support from Shepherd had taken over the Fuerzas Especiales facility and turned on them with Vargas being captured, forcing Ghost and Soap to escape to the city and fend off any Shadow operatives hunting them before regrouping at Vargas safe house where they met up with Rodolfo and formulate a plan to infiltrate an abandoned prison which was being used by Shadow Company as a Black Site Compound to free Vargas and Vaqueros operatives currently being held captive before escaping with help from Price and Gaz .
Later, Laswell finds out that Shepherd and Graves were trying to cover up their illegal activity that had occurred months earlier where Shadow Company lost possession of the missiles when they were transporting it to allies fighting Russia to a company of Russian mercenaries who later gave them to Hassan, so he could exact revenge on the United States.
Ghost was present when Task Force 141 and Los Vaqueros formed JTF-Ghost Team . He then briefly took his mask off before donning a ghost mask with everyone before venturing off to retake the Fuerzas Especiales facility, where they took out Graves and Shadow Company. They then questioned Garza again, which she revealed that Hassan and the last missile were located in Chicago .
Death of Hassan and Missile Threat Eliminated
As Task Force 141 with a squad of Marine Raiders moves in on Hassan with the latter having Al-Qatala protection, Ghost provided overwatch from another building. The team then rushed to take the controls after Hassan had launched the missile which was heading towards Washington, D.C. and Soap managed to disarm it with the help from Laswell. He then helps guide Soap to eliminate a few AQ soldiers and rushes on time to save Soap by sniping Hassan before the latter had the chance to throw him out the window.
Ghost along with Price, Gaz, Soap, and Laswell were all at a bar where they discussed about the events that followed after their mission in Chicago. Laswell then hands them a picture of an individual whom Price recognized as Vladimir Makarov .
On November 10th, 2023, as Task Force 141 reached their designated jumping point for an unknown mission. Laswell radioed Price, telling him that Makarov is out . Which prompted Price to tell the pilot to turn around and bring Task Force 141 back to base.
Nuclear Power Plant Attack
On the same day, Soap alongside with other members of Task Force 141 were deployed to a nuclear power plant in Urzikstan after Konni forces were spotted converging to the plant. Price and Ghost recce the plant, while Soap and Gaz were tasked with securing the perimeter. There, Task Force 141 engaged with Konni forces and found out that they were trying to transport containers of Sarin gas - a remnant of Barkov's program. Despite the Task Force's best effort, Konni was still able to get away with the gas, and Price nearly lost his life while trying to prevent them from doing so.
Securing the missile
Thanks to the trackers that were planted on the missile containers by Farah, Laswell was able to track it back to an abandoned bunker complex in Urzistan. Prompting the Task Force to assault it in hopes of preventing the missiles from launching. The Task Force then divided their work: Ghost alongside with Soap and Gaz sweep and clear the complex, with Price rallied up with Farah to clear another section of the complex. While Laswell went to Arklov Military Base, Verdansk to meet a contact who can help 141 in their search for Makarov. Price and Farah were able to stop one of the missiles from launching, but Ghost, alongside with Soap and Gaz failed to do so for the two remaining missiles, which launched and were heading for the Arklov Military Base. Which made Price radioed Laswell in the blind.
Raid on Makarov's financier private island
Following the meeting with General Shepherd, a temporary truce was forged between Task Force 141 and Shadow Company, as they worked together to find and kill Makarov. Shepherd then gave Laswell intel regarding Makarov's financier - Milena Romanova , who was located on a remote island with large security forces protecting her. Ghost and Soap then infiltrated the island to interrogate Milena and find out about Makarov's next move. Ghost provided overwatch while Soap worked his way around the security guards, eventually eliminating the HVT with the FOB Key, allowing Laswell to access the terminal which contained information about Romanova's bank accounts and the various dealings that happened on them.
Eventually, Ghost and Soap reached the door to Romanova's office, with the help from Laswell, they walked into Romanova's office and began to interrogate her, through the usage of financial interrogation, Romanova broke and told them the information that they wanted. Soap then thanked Romanova for the "good chat", as him and Ghost left the office, with Romanova cursing them as they left.
Intercepting the HVT transport in Siberia
The intel gathered from Romanova's interrogation led to Task Force 141 knowning of a recently established Konni outpost in St. Petersburg, prompting them to assault it . Following the assault, Task Force 141 captured Andrei Nolan - Makarov's right-hand man, from him, they learned that Makarov was transporting someone to an abandoned prison complex in Siberia, prompting them to intercept that convoy before it could reach its destination . Soap, Price, and Gaz positioned themselves underwater, while Ghost alongside with Farah provided overwatch. When the convoy reached the ambush position, Task Force 141 executed their plan and began to work their way to the HVT. Eventually, Soap, Price, and Gaz secured the HVT and brought him to the surface, where they found out that the person who Makarov was transporting was none other than General Shepherd, which made Price furious, Gaz then reminded him that they are in an exposed location and suggest that they moved to a more covered one.
Shepherd then told Task Force 141 that he has good intel regarding Makarov and that they'd get it once they get him out of here. Price reluctantly agreed to that, the Task Force then fought through reinforcing Konni forces. Eventually, they reached the extraction zone and boarded the helicopter. Then, Task Force 141 brought General Shepherd to a remote location in Sibera, where they told him to owe up and told Congress all the truth, which Shepherd reluctantly agreed to. The Task Force then took him aboard the helicopter and left Siberia.
Preventing disaster at the Gora Dam
Following his return, Shepherd revealed that Makarov wanted to blow up the Gora Dam, in order to flood Verdansk and kill its inhabitants, and to blame it on Farah and the West. Soap and Ghost were deployed there to disarm the bombs and prevent a catastrophe from happening. Through careful maneuvering, Soap and Ghost managed to disarm all the bomb sites in the vicinity and exfilled, preventing a disaster from happening.
Operation Trojan Horse
Laswell received information from the MI6 that Makarov and Konni were in London, she also found out that they are meeting up with a hacker. Soap and Gaz were deployed on the ground, where they blended in to track the hacker , while Ghost provided help from the CCTVs. Soap overheard the conversation and learned the location of the buyer. Task Force 141 and SFO then gathered at an abandoned tunnel in Amsley Street, then the team breached and began to clear the tunnel, they managed to kill the buyer and acquired the flash drive.
Despite their effort, the virus was uploaded to the train system, granting Konni the ability to control the train, and Task Force 141 also learned that Makarov planned to destroy Channel Tunnel. Task Force 141 alongside with SFO's approached the Channel Tunnel . They then split up, with Gaz, Ghost, SFO Leader and half of his men taking one side and Price, Soap alongside the rest of the SFOs taking the other. The tunnel is run through with trains as Konni take over the network. After intense shootouts with Konni. Price and Soap found a bomb being guarded by Konni contractors. Whilst Soap worked on disarming the bomb, more Konni contractors attacked them, Price alongside with the SFO provided cover for Soap. Then, Price requested that Gaz and Ghost reinforce them.
Following prolonged shootouts with Konni on the other side, Ghost and Gaz then arrived and returned fire, forcing Makarov to flee with his men. But it was too late, Soap was already killed by Makarov beforehand, which made Ghost walked over and kneel beside his body, shouting out: "Johnny!" in a disheartened voice. Gaz and Price then disarmed the bomb in time as they look over their fallen teammate.
Following Soap's death and cremation, his ashes were scattered in Scotland by Ghost, while Price and Gaz stood in silent to pay their respect for him.
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Ghost appears in Call of Duty: Mobile and was added as part of the Season 12 Going Dark Battle Pass. He is a uniform for the Original Ghost . 
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- As of Title Update 1.13, on January 22nd, 2020, the giant screens on the multiplayer map Piccadilly would occasionally display an image resembling Ghost's skull face plate.
- After Title Update 1.15, on February 25th, 2020, Ghost would follow the players in the lobbies for some time before turning back.
- Unlike other SAS operators, Ghost's intro video opens with a black screen rather instead of a white screen.
- The quip references Hereford, England. This is the location of the SAS training compound in the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare mission F.N.G. .
- Ghost does not have a listed blood type in his biography.
- In the promotional poster of the game, it is visible that Ghost lacks the tattoo sleeve on his left forearm. This is not the case for other materials featuring him, however.
- Although Ghost's face isn't shown in the game, it is modeled after his voice actor Samuel Roukin .
- During a conversation with Soap in the mission "Alone", Ghost reveals he enjoys drinking bourbon.
- The Red Team skin is still named "Ghost" in Modern Warfare III , while the "Nemesis Ghost" skin is depicted as the default skin.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/samuelroukin/status/1529158087667482630
- ↑ https://www.instagram.com/p/Cd-z5cDLc5p/
- ↑ The Ghost Pack Contingency Bundle features iconic items for the SAS Operator including the 'Classic Ghost' skin . blog.activision.com
- ↑ "Mace and Ghost used to work together. Same unit but things have changed." reddit.com
- ↑ Season 12: Going Dark, is here! twitter.com
- ↑ Operator Briefing: Nikto . twitter.com
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare ending explained – Here's what we know about Captain Price's next mission
Weapons free on Modern Warfare spoilers: the ending, the characters, and what this all means for Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a reboot of Call of Duty 4, a reimagining of the classic 2007 release set in a fictitious contemporary conflict. Infinity Ward set out to tell a brand new story, full of new characters and defining set-pieces, but that doesn't mean that the new Modern Warfare doesn't bring back some old favourites too. As we are about to get into major spoiler territory , I'd recommend that you turn away unless you're ready to have the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare ending explained and the Modern Warfare post-credits scenes detailed.
Last chance, I'm serious. Once you've had the Modern Warfare ending explained, you'll no doubt start counting down the weeks until Modern Warfare 2 (no, not that one) is brought into this world. That's right, Infinity Ward is already dropping some pretty strong hints that a sequel is in the works, and fans of the original trilogy will find plenty here to be excited by. Right, let's do this thing; here's a breakdown of the two post-credits scenes, will the full Modern Warfare ending explained.
Modern Warfare ending explained
Following Farah's defeat of the Russian General, Roman Barkov, and the death of Alex (Echo 3-1) – who sacrificed himself to destroy the production of a deadly nerve gas – the action cuts to a quiet meeting between Captain Price and Kate Laswell, a CIA supervisor overseeing the Special Activities Division.
The first Modern Warfare post-credits scene details that meeting as the two share a cup of tea. Captain Price looks for some recompense following his successful mission to put a stop to chemical weapons attack in the West, pushing Laswell to grant him the authority and resources to start a new task force. Eventually, Laswell relents, giving Price the go-ahead to create a clandestine, off-the-books, military unit that can travel to danger zones around the world and work to keep democracy enact without being bound by traditional rules of engagement.
Price reveals that he is establishing Task Force 141 – The One-Four-One – which many of you may recognise as the multinational special operations unit from the original Modern Warfare 2. He then opens up a dossier, revealing the soldiers he will be recruiting for this reimagined Task Force 141.
You've been playing as Gaz this whole time
If you had never played the original trilogy of games, it's here where you'll really need the Modern Warfare ending explained. Out of the dossier, Price pulls the files on the soldiers he'll be calling into service for Task Force 141 and, yes, it does contain all of our old favourites.
For starters, it's revealed that one of the playable characters in this rebooted Modern Warfare – SAS officer Kyle Garrick – actually carries the nickname "Gaz". That's right, it is revealed that, back in the UK, the SAS operative goes by the name Kyle "Gaz" Garrick to his friends – a direct link back to the original Modern Warfare from 2007. Gaz, if you don't remember, was a member of the British SAS in the original game and one of the NPCs that helped contextualise the missions of The-One-Four-One. A fan-favourite who met a grisly end at the hands of Zhakaev, whatever Price – and Infinity Ward – has planned for the future, Kyle "Gaz" Garrick will have a big role to play.
Soap and Ghost will be in Modern Warfare 2
Next up, Price reveals that he wants John "Soap" MacTavish to join Task Force 141. That's some huge news right there! Soap was one of the principal players in the original Modern Warfare, beginning the series as a new recruit before going on to help the group through some of its most difficult encounters across the trilogy.
It's then revealed that Price wants a mysterious recruit brought into the team, one without a face on record. That, of course, is Simon "Ghost" Riley. Ghost is an iconic figure in the original Modern Warfare trilogy, with many fans often citing his death at the hands of Gen. Shepherd as a definitive moment in the series.
Gen. Shepherd has a role to play
Speaking of Gen. Shepherd, Laswell makes a passing mention of the infamous commander in Modern Warfare. The handler notes that Shepherd is her contact for continuing Al-Quatala operations in the second of the post-credits scene, teasing a potential appearance in the Spec Ops missions over the next 12 months. Gen. Shepherd's presence looms large here. He was an integral part of Modern Warfare 2 and its sequel, responsible for killing off fan-favourite characters and pushing Task Force 141 into some pretty dicey situations in the original trilogy. We don't know how big of a role Gen. Shepherd will play here, but it means that Captain Price and the team will likely have some tough days ahead of them.
Kaled Al-Asad is back
The second post-credits scene in Modern Warfare also reveals that Kaled Al-Asad is making a return. Al-Asad was one of the villains in the 2007 original, first helping to lead a coup that throws the events of the game into motion, and later setting off a nuclear weapon that consumes his own country and one of the protagonists you had spent much of the game controlling.
Infinity Ward is teasing that Al-Asad will have a major role to play in the co-operative Spec Ops missions in the months to come, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him – and his cohort, Imran Zhakaev – show up in a reinvisioned Modern Warfare 2.
Will there be a Modern Warfare 2?
Infinity Ward drops some major hints that we will indeed see a Modern Warfare 2 in the future. With the Modern Warfare ending explained, you should have a good idea of how the pieces are beginning to fall into place for such a sequel. Task Force 141 is back in action with Price, Gaz, Soap, and Ghost; Kaled Al-Asad is making a power play and Gen. Shepherd is on the scene. What's old is new again, right?
We also see in the Modern Warfare ending that Nikolai – Price's Russian contact in the original game, reprising the same role here – is alive and well, and even Sgt. Kamarov – the Russian operative who helped Price rescue Nikolai from behind enemy lines in the 2007 original – makes a brief appearance to pledge support to the CIA to help deal with the growing threat from Al-Asad. It would appear that Kamarov and Nikolai, along with the rest of the returning characters, will all have parts to play in any future sequels and the brewing tensions between the US and Russia.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Task Force 141 Has Come a Long Way
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has received a gameplay trailer, and Task Force 141 is at the center, with some familiar faces and one new one.
Finally announced a few weeks ago, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been one of the most rumored games in recent memory. Just yesterday, Modern Warfare 2 received its very first trailer, showcasing some of the explosive firefights players will find themselves in on the game's October 28 release date. During Geoff Keighley's impressive 2-hour Summer Games Fest showcase, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 's gameplay was finally revealed.
For fans of 2019's Modern Warfare , this new Call of Duty trailer probably looked pretty familiar , with gameplay that seemed directly lifted from its predecessor, albeit with some marked technical improvements. Along with some intense cargo ship gunfights, and an oil rig stealth mission highly reminiscent of the original 2009 Modern Warfare 2 , this latest trailer also showcased the team at the heart of the game, Task Force 141, filled with some familiar faces, and a newcomer.
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Meet the New Task Force 141
Long-time fans of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series will remember Task Force 141 pretty vividly. Introduced in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 's epilogue mission, "Mile High Club," Task Force 141 has been a mainstay of the Modern Warfare franchise ever since, appearing in both Modern Warfare 2, and Modern Warfare 3 .
While Task Force 141 were the central characters of the series, only Captain Price and Russian ally Nikolai made the cut for 2019's Modern Warfare , which acted as a reboot for the entire series. However, during the post-credits scene of the game's campaign, Captain Price can be seen perusing some classified files, all while discussing his desire to create a new team of special operatives. Eagle-eyed fans will have spotted a few familiar names, and in the last two trailers, it's been confirmed that Modern Warfare 2 is in fact bringing back some of Call of Duty 's most beloved characters .
Showcased one-by-one in suitably dramatic fashion, Modern Warfare 2 's trailers revealed that John "Soap" MacTavish, Kyle "Gaz" Garrick, Simon "Ghost" Riley, and Captain Price are all returning to the franchise that made them household names. While Captain Price played a central role in 2019's Modern Warfare , the rest of the Task Force hasn't been seen properly since 2011's Modern Warfare 3 .
2022's Modern Warfare 2 is also set to introduce a new member to the Task Force. Named Alejandro Vargas, this Mexican special forces operative is a brand-new character to the franchise. While he may not have the same brand recognition as the rest of the crew, Vargas' presence on the team serves to show fans that this Modern Warfare 2 is standing apart from its 2009 counterpart.
Based on the footage released so far, it seems as though Task Force 141 will once again be doing what they're best at: facing insurmountable odds and coming out on top. Even since its very first entry, Call of Duty has always had a team aspect, but it's never taken center stage quite like this before.
Though Modern Warfare 2 's visuals and technical prowess has been the at the forefront of the recently released trailers, the game's characters have very much been the main focus of its marketing. It seems as though Infinity Ward really wants to push this concept of teamwork, and brotherhood, even going as far as to include the tagline, "The ultimate weapon is team" at the end of the game's first trailer. Hopefully Infinity Ward's marketing actually ties in with Modern Warfare 2 's gameplay, and players find themselves being encouraged to care about these characters beyond their nostalgia for them.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 releases on October 28 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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In 2016, upon Captain John “Soap” MacTavish and Sergeant Gary “Roach” Sanderson returning from a successful mission to retrieve an ACS module from a downed satellite from a Russian airbase in the Tian Shan mountain range, they regroup with Soap’s second-in-command, Lieutenant Simon “Ghost” Riley. Following the death of new teammate Private First Class Joseph Allen, they travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to investigate an alleged contact of Makarov, the man who killed Allen, Alejandro Rojas. Due to Allen’s death, Russia initiates an attack on American soil, believing Makarov’s terrorist attack was an American-supported attack, due to Allen being American. They locate and subdue Rojas’ assistant, with Ghost and Soap staying back to interrogate the man with torture.
A short time later, they get the location of Rojas. Soap tells Roach to intersect as he and Ghost follow from their end. Roach comes up to his intersection when he and Ghost watch as Soap crashes into Rojas, tackling him out of a two-story building, landing on a parked car. Immediately Ghost radios for a helicopter to come down and assist with transporting Rojas.
Upon torturing Rojas, he tells the team the only person Makarov hates more than Americans is currently locked up in a Russian gulag – prisoner #627. As the team decides to get the person in the gulag, they’re pursued by the Brazilian Militia, actively trying to kill them. Soap radios for an exfil and as they’re jumping from rooftop to rooftop when Roach misses a jump. Soap tries to reach for him, however he is too late. After both Ghost and Soap instruct Roach on how to get back to them, Roach manages to jump for the helicopter and climb the ladder to see Soap looking down to him, relived he made it.
In order to retrieve Prisoner #627 from the Russian gulag, Ghost, Soap and Roach and team take a small submarine ride to an oil rig. After disabling SAM sites, they ride to the gulag. They navigate their way through the prison and come to a point where Ghost separates from the team and stays back to hack from the prison’s control room, opening cells and cell doors. Ghost informs them the prisoner is on the other side of the wall. Breaching the wall and after a quick scuffle, they realize the prisoner is fellow man Captain John Price, who was captured during Operation Kingfish. The prison begins to shake as the Navy has resumed their bombardment. The team run to avoid falling debris and find an escape, with Ghost finding his own means of escape. The team is rescued and hoisted into the air as the gulag explodes and burns beneath them.
Following the rescue of Price, the team carries out a plan to end the war in the United States. They need to secure a route to a docked submarine at the Rybachiy naval base, which is located near Petropavlovsk, Russia. Roach and Price partner up and meet up with Ghost, with Soap remaining back, guiding Ghost and the team through the mission from a satellite feed. As they defend a guardhouse, the silo doors on the submarine open and a nuclear missile launches.
Knowing Makarov is hiding in one of two places, General Shepherd sends the team to both locations to eliminate him. Soap and Price go to the Boneyard in Afghanistan, while Ghost and Roach head to a safehouse on the Georgian-Russian border. Ghost and Roach nearly complete their mission gathering intel from Makarov’s computer when they’re betrayed by their calvary, General Shepherd. Shepherd immediately shoots Roach upon landing the exfil, before turning his gun on Ghost. Shepherd gestures for a couple operatives of the Shadow Company to come in and dispose of their bodies. Roach, still alive, though too injured to fight back is thrown into a shallow pit, with Ghost’s body being thrown in next to him moments later. Through Ghost’s radio, Price’s voice is heard trying to warn them of Shepherd’s betrayal. Gasoline is poured over them, before Shepherd tosses his cigar onto their bodies, setting them alight.
On Soap’s own mission in the Boneyard, he desperately attempts to get a hold of Ghost, though to no avail. Price has to tell him both Ghost and Roach are dead as Shepherd’s “cleaning house”. From that point on, he and Price go on an effectively one-way suicide mission in order to kill Shepherd, in which they succeed in, Soap delivering the fatal blow.
Modern Warfare II (2022) [ ]
Ghost and Soap meeting and teaming up.
On October 28th, 2022, Task Force 141 operatives Lieutenant Simon “Ghost” Riley and Sergeant John “Soap” MacTavish are teamed up to locate intel on Major Hassan Zyani, who is looking for retaliation for a missile strike on his commander, General Ghorbrani, that occurred months prior. As Ghost is on his way for departure, he’s informed of the team up by General Shepherd, telling him he’ll be working with “the Sergeant,” leaving Ghost questioning who that is. Shepherd says Soap’s name just as Soap walks up to Ghost, playfully punching his shoulder, before telling him “they’ll get themselves a win” and how he’ll save Ghost a seat on the plane. Soap leaves, with Ghost muttering out loud, annoyed by this arrangement. With Shepherd still on the line, he asks Ghost if there are “any issues,” leading to Ghost regaining his composure and telling him negative.
Just before the mission to apprehend Hassan begins, Ghost tells Soap to “keep up”. Throughout the mission, Ghost and Soap work well together, with Ghost occasionally telling Soap not to fall behind, or some variation. As they’re searching for Hassan, they locate his uniform in an Ops room, confirming they missed him. Ghost is quick to mention the reason being that they went to help their fellow men at a downed crash site, instead of immediately rushing for the location where they believed Hassan to be. Soap questions him if it was wrong to help them, to which Ghost simply states “choices have consequences”. Despite Hassan having escaped, his soldiers were fighting to protect something that wasn’t their leader, leading to Ghost, Soap and their team discovering one of three hidden American missiles in an unmarked warehouse.
Soap trying to tease Ghost about his name.
On October 30th, 2022, Ghost and Soap arrive in Las Almas, Mexico to team up with elite Mexican Special Forces, Los Vaqueros ( The Cowboys , in English) Colonel Alejandro Vargas and his second-in-command, Sergeant Major Rodolfo Parra in their continued search for Hassan. As they’re loading off the plane, Alejandro amusingly questions why Ghost is called “Ghost”, leading to Soap saying he believes Ghost prefers to be called something else, however that ‘something else’ is cut off as Ghost loudly interjects himself in, stopping Soap from continuing. Formalities over, the four drive into the city of Las Almas. Following a short couple failed attempts at capturing Hassan, Ghost, Soap and team are allied with Commander Phillip Graves and his Shadow Company. With Graves’ assistances, the team locates Hassan. During the mission, Ghost gets shot and Soap is the one who calls it out. After no enemy movement is detected, Graves asks of Ghost’s status, with Soap being the one to inform him he’ll be alright, as the round hit his plate. Following Hassan’s capture, the team interrogate him, however killing him would be an act of war, forcing them to let him go after they hack his phone.
On November 1st, 2022, Ghost, Soap and team need to gather intel on the whereabouts of the other two missing American missiles. They know Hassan is using the Las Almas Cartel to move them, so they devises a way of meeting with the mysterious El Sin Nombre ( The Nameless , in English), leader of the Las Almas Cartel. Soap volunteers himself to be the one to walk up to El Sin Nombre’s mansion. Ghost takes overwatch. Through a sniper scope, Ghost watches Soap walk up the driveway and be taken by El Sin Nombre’s guards. Upon Soap surviving the interrogation, they work together to get Soap to the penthouse where El Sin Nombre is located, with Ghost providing sniper support.
Ghost yelling for Soap to run.
From intel from a now arrested El Sin Nombre, on November 2nd, 2022, Ghost, Soap and team know one of the American missiles is located on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, though its controls are on a nearby cargo ship. Soap meets up with Ghost on that ship and with Graves’ help, they’re able to redirect the missile to that very oil rig. Mission success, the team arrives back to Alejandro’s base where Graves reveals he “admires” it, so he’s taking it. At the turn of events, Soap and Alejandro confront him, with Ghost asking if he’s threatening them, leading to Graves saying that he “doesn’t make threats, he makes guarantees”. Soap aims to call Shepard, to which Graves tells them Shepard sends his “regards,” as he knew the group wouldn’t take this well. Ghost and Soap communicate through a side-eye glace, both knowing what’s coming next. Alejandro attacks first, sending Soap back, before he is taken prisoner. Soap is shot in the right arm, hitting the ground hard. From behind a truck, Ghost yells for him to get out of there, calling him “Johnny”. Soap slides down a hill and escapes into the night. Graves searches for Ghost, however he too escapes.
On November 3rd, 2022, Soap escapes into the city of Las Almas, wounded and without a weapon, attempting to evade Graves and his Shadow Company. He tries to reconnect with Ghost, though gets nothing back via his radio. Soap collapses to the ground, weak from his injuries when Ghost replies back, but now with Soap not answering as he struggles to pick himself back up. Ghost repeatedly refers to Soap as “Johnny” the longer he goes unanswered. Soap finally replies back, claiming he’s “solid,” with Ghost responding he thought they lost him. Ghost locates a church and informs Soap he’s heading there, telling him to rendezvous there with him. Ghost advises Soap to move inside as it provides better cover then being out on the streets, to which Soap immediately takes.
Inside, Ghost advises Soap to look for supplies, things he could use to make tools with, with him also telling Soap how to make them. As they’re effectively on their own, they wonder who they can still trust, no matter the dialogue choice, Ghost tells Soap to be careful who he trusts as “people you know can hurt you the most”. Soap comments that’s good advice, further saying he wants to be “like Ghost when he grows up”. In response, Ghost tells him he wants to be better than him. Soap makes it back outside where Ghost informs him he’s set up a sniper position in the church tower and for Soap to find his way over there.
Soap notices a dead Shadow with a knife protruding from their neck, him asking Ghost if he’s a missing a knife, leading to Ghost replying that he’s missing several. Soap believes he’s found one, taking it. Ghost reveals some of the dead Shadows are his handiwork. Soap questions if he came through the area, with Ghost confirming yes, on his way to the church. Hearing this, Soap realizes Ghost left him, asking him so. Ghost tells him he’s used to working alone, leading to Soap commenting about so much for ‘no man left behind’. Ghost just tells him to get himself to the church, further telling him he’s trying to keep him alive and get him there in one piece, as one of them needs to survive to “tell the tale”.
Soap eliminates a few Shadows while getting closer to the church. Ghost wonders why Graves is “burning the midnight oil to find them,” no matter the dialogue choice, Soap tells him it’s an “unprecedented about of f-ckery” and that they need to get to the bottom of it. Ghost suggests killing him as they’re not save there, to which Soap tells him they’re not save anywhere. Soap soon enters into a coffee shop, where Ghost banters with him about getting them a tea instead. As Soap continues to search for supplies he tells Ghost he’s going to owe him for this, as they’re “fixing each other’s problems”. Ghost questions what his problem is, leading to Soap asking for him to remove his mask. When Ghost responds with a negative, Soap quips if he’s ugly. Ghost tells him he’s “quite the opposite,” only for Soap to wisecrack back that he doubts that.
Soap saving Ghost by shooting a Shadow.
Ghost advises Soap to head for a flooded tunnel which will lead him to the church. Exiting the tunnel, Soap sees the church in the near distance. Ghost warns him Shadows are everywhere, though he’ll hold them off until they rendezvous in front of the church. Soap exits a door only to be met by a Shadow, who shoves him down. The Shadow radios for others, with Graves being head ordering them to kill Soap, when they’re snipped by Ghost from his position. Ghost yells for Soap to go. With the Shadows knowing they’re there, Ghost begins taking fire. He tells Soap to meet him at the steps of the church. Soap reaches the steps and sees Ghost come running from the church, hauling himself over the gates. Reunited, the two search for a vehicle while fighting off the on coming Shadows. Ghost spots a pickup truck and instructs Soap to enter the passenger side. Inside, Ghost praises Soap for making it out, leading to Soap being insistent that they both made it. Their truck starts taking damage as more Shadows arrive. Ghost backs the vehicle as a Shadow approaches the driver’s side. Soap yells for Ghost to lean back as he shoots the attacker. Ghost thanks him and the two drive off into the night.
Ghost explaining how he and Soap (and Rodolfo) are a team.
Ghost and Soap arrive to Alejandro’s safehouse. They climb through an exposed window where Soap is met by a sniper laser. Ghost spots it first, telling Soap not to move as he throws a knife in the direction of the laser. Rodolfo shouts who’s there, suddenly easing the tension, recognizing them as an ally. He questions where Ghost and Soap were, with Ghost responding “on the run”. Soap clarifies he was the one on the run, though Ghost waited for him. Rodolfo accepts this, as of course Ghost would wait for him. Soap then claims “no,” just as Ghost says “yes”. Ghost explains how they’re a team – all of them, further saying how this happened on his watch and how he’ll need help to fix it. He looks directly at Soap as he says no one fights alone.
Ghost and Soap on their way to rescue Alejandro.
Everyone outside that room is considered a hostile, with the exception of Alejandro who’s being held as a prisoner. Rodolfo had already worked out where he is being kept – in a disused prison that’s been taken over by Shadow Company. Soap wonders how they’re going to get him and the rest of Los Vaqueros, with Ghost simply stating they’re going to break into the prison. Hearing this, Soap comments that’s why he loves “the Ghost”. A plan is devised, with them to “divide and conquer,” Soap saying he’ll use CCTV cameras to help Ghost plant charges in key areas. Ghost praises him for the good plan, with Soap telling him “he learned from the best”.
The three men reach the prison and execute the plan. Eliminating a few guards, they’re on the inside. Soap watches the cameras and directs Ghost where to go and when it’s safe to. As Ghost and Soap complete their task, Rodolfo locates Alejandro. Freeing Alejandro and rest of Los Vaqueros, they all make their way outside. Rodolfo remarks to Alejandro how Ghost had planted charges, to which Ghost is quick to remind him with Soap’s help, calling him “Johnny”. Alejandro can’t bring himself to call Soap “Johnny,” leading to Soap telling him not to, as Ghost is the only one who can “pull that off”.
Soap seeing Ghost’s face for the first time.
As the team is battling their way through, fellow Task Force 141 operatives Captain John Price and Sergeant Kyle “Gaz” Garrick surprise them by shooting down a helicopter in their way. Price directs them to their location on the outer wall of the prison. Ghost and Soap question how they knew to be there, revealing that Station Chief Kate Laswell had told them after Shepard “went dark”. Shepard and Graves having worked together to cover up the three American missiles going missing. Back at the safehouse, after Price exchanges a few cold words with Shepard via a video call, the team has a meeting about what they’re going to do next; retaking Alejandro’s base and killing Graves – becoming Ghost Team. Ghost tosses them some skull balaclavas before removing his own mask, Soap seeing his face for the first time.
Ghost and Soap are Ghost Team.
The team splits into two Ghost Teams – Ghost and Soap on Team-2. Ghost and Soap work together to locate Graves. Price and one of Alejandro’s men take a hit in their helicopter and crash land as Team-2 see Graves cross over a outdoor barrier. Knowing Price and the man need help, Ghost decides to remain back. He tells Soap and Rodolfo to finish Graves. Soap and Rodolfo are successful and reunite as Team-1 locates El Sin Nombre, otherwise known as Valeria Garza, who had be arrested. She informs them of the third and final missing American missile being in Chicago, United States along with Hassan. Ghost and Soap say goodbye to Alejandro and Rodolfo, leaving Mexico. Before they board their plane, Soap pats Ghost’s shoulder, signaling they’re leaving.
Ghost and Soap arriving in Chicago to kill Hassan.
On November 4th, 2022, Ghost, Soap and team arrive in Chicago. Ghost takes overwatch in a building across from Soap, where Hassan is, setting up a sniper position. Soap and Price work their way down the building from a helicopter drop off, where they meet up with Gaz, who was working his way up the building, aiming to block Hassan mid-way, who has the launch controls for the missile. Soap meets up with Hassan and manages to take the controls and run away. The missile had been launched minutes prior, heading for Washington DC. Soap works to evade Hassan’s soldiers while also redirecting the missile with Laswell’s help. Soap finds himself without a weapon in the ensuing chaos, leading to Ghost telling him to make one. Soap quips “like old times,” to which Ghost responses how it “feels like yesterday,” only for Soap to remark that it actually was yesterday.
Ghost snipping Hassan, saving Soap’s life.
Soap is soon compromised by Hassan who shoots him, before then hitting him with the butt of an assault rifle. Hassan drags him to a window where Soap weakly tells Ghost to watch it. With a planted bomb, Hassan blows up the window, preparing to throw Soap out. Ghost gets into position, watching as Hassan forces Soap back to the ledge. Acting quickly, Ghost snipes Hassan, killing him. Soap staggers to stand, before telling Ghost it was a perfect shot. In response, Ghost tells him he called it.
The following day, Ghost and Soap sit next to each other in a bar as a photo of Makarov, an old enemy, is passed around, the team discussing about a new threat from the Ultranationalists.
Modern Warfare III (2023) [ ]
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Moments [ ]
- Ghost and Soap interrogate Rojas’ assistant together.
- Soap tells Ghost to “stay frosty”.
- Soap tells Ghost to “stay sharp”.
- Ghost calls Soap “mate”.
- Soap desperately attempts to get in contact with Ghost, only for Price to break the news that he’s dead.
- Soap playfully punches Ghost’s shoulder.
- Ghost asks Soap if he’s good.
- Soap tries to tease Ghost to Alejandro about his name, but Ghost cuts him off.
- Ghost gets shot and Soap is the one who calls it out. Soap also is the one to inform the team he’ll be alright, as the round hit Ghost’s plate.
- Ghost and Soap communicate through a side-eye glace.
- Ghost yells for Soap to get out, calling him “Johnny”.
- Ghost refers to Soap as “Johnny” the longer Soap goes without answering him.
- Ghost likes Soap alive.
- Soap asks Ghost to remove his mask.
- Ghost and Soap can exchange ‘army humor’.
- Ghost saves Soap from Shadows by sniping them.
- Ghost praises Soap for making it out, only for Soap to insist that they both made it.
- Soap saves Ghost from a Shadow by shooting them.
- Ghost saves Soap from potentially being shot by ally Rodolfo.
- Soap loves “The Ghost”.
- Ghost praises Soap for a good plan.
- Ghost pats Soap’s shoulder.
- Soap gives Ghost a thumbs up.
- Only Ghost can pull off calling Soap “Johnny”.
- Soap sees Ghost’s face without his mask for the first time.
- Soap pats Ghost’s shoulder, signaling that they’re leaving.
- Ghost warns Soap about making noise as it would alert enemies to Soap’s location.
- Ghost saves Soap by sniping Hassan.
- Ghost and Soap sit next to each in the bar (end scene).
GhostSoap is by far the most popular ship within the Call of Duty fandom. During the original Modern Warfare series (2007-2011), the ship was much smaller, though still had a following. Following the 2019 reboot of the Modern Warfare sub-series, more specifically the 2022 game, new life has been breathed into the ship, rapidly gaining new fan content, and not just from fans of Call of Duty . Ghost, Soap and their dynamic in the 2022 game has reached beyond than just the general fandom. Not long after the game’s release, a couple screenshots of Ghost looking at Soap became an Internet meme further expanding their influence and people’s curiosity into GhostSoap/CoD. Within the fandom, GhostSoap is referred to with the “💀🧼” emojis. Sometimes the “👻” emoji is used in replacement of the skull, however this is less frequent.
GhostSoap is popular within the context of Modern Warfare II alone, though it is given a more meaningful depth when Ghost’s backstory is brought in, which is detailed in the Modern Warfare 2: Ghost comics. Over the course of six comics, fans see how Simon Riley dons the skull mask and becomes “Ghost” through torture, betrayal and and all manners of trauma. By the time he meets John MacTavish, he is completely untrusting of anyone — a man who ‘works alone’. This context adds intrigue to the bond that grows between both men, and led to fans wanting more, between consuming content and creating it.
While GhostSoap is very heavily shipped, many also enjoy them as a friendship, calling them brothers or a duo, the word “bromance” is used frequently. However those who do ship them often portray Ghost and Soap finding love on the battlefield, and/or coming to terms with their feelings for each other/hooking up after the main campaign of MWII. GhostRoach is another popular Ghost ship that is used in GhostSoap fan works, mainly fan fictions, typically with Ghost finding a second love in Soap.
On AO3, GhostSoap has 8,080+ works in its romantic/slash tag, and 395+ in its platonic/general tag.
- Ghost and Soap share the same blood type of O+.
- In the reboot, Ghost is the only person to call Soap by his first name.
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Captain Jonathan "John" Price is one of the main characters in the 2019 video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare , a reboot from the original series, its 2022 sequel Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II , and its 2023 sequel Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III . He also appears as a playable operative in Call of Duty: Warzone , Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War , Call of Duty: Mobile , Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 and Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile .
A SAS Captain who has established himself a veteran of warfare, Captain Price is the commander of Bravo Six who played an important role in the war against the Al-Qatala and General Roman Barkov. After the general was eliminated, he founded Task Force 141 to deal with other threats, and lead the team in eliminating Victor Zakhaev in Verdansk. In 2022, Price leads his task force to stop Hassan Zyani from launching ballistic missiles against the United States to retaliate for General Ghorbrani's assassination. Due to General Shepherd and Shadow Company's betrayal, Price and Gaz headed to Las Almas to assist his subordinates, Lt. Simon "Ghost" Riley and Sgt. Johnny "Soap" MacTavish as well the Los Vaqueros against Shadow Company.
After stopping Hassan, Price teamed up with Gaz and Farah Karim into learning of Alex Keller 's whereabouts, and later to stop Hadir from launching a warhead at Russia. In 2023, the captain learns that Vladimir Makarov, whom he previously encountered, was broken out of prison and leads his task force to stop the terrorist leader from starting a new world war. During the hunt for Makarov in London, Soap was killed by the terrorist leader, and Price continues to search for his enemy to avenge his fallen squadmate.
He is voiced and motion captured by Barry Sloane .
- 1.1 Military Career
- 1.2 Encountering Makarov
- 1.3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- 1.4 Forming Task Force 141
- 1.5 Verdansk
- 1.6 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
- 1.7 Atomgrad
- 1.8 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III
- 2 Call of Duty: Warzone
- 3.1.1 Campaign
- 3.1.2 Warzone
- 3.1.3 Multiplayer
- 3.2.1 Atomgrad
- 3.3 Modern Warfare III
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Biography [ ]
Military career [ ].
Jonathan "John" Price was born in the United Kingdom in 1985, but nothing much is known about his early life. When he was sixteen years old, John Price joined the British Army and served for eighteen years, and was one of the youngest cadets to graduate from the Royal Military Academy. He completed the Special Service Commando selection and was "badged" a member of the 22nd Special Air Services, and rose to the rank of lieutenant before the 2000s. During his time as an lieutenant, Price was involved in the assassination attempt on Imran Zakhaev, alongside Captain MacMillan. It's assumed that Zakhaev was injured or killed, but the confirmation is left unknown.
In 2009, Price was in command of SAS Bravo Six team, and was informed of a Russian chemical lab in Urzikstan by Commander "Karim", a leader of the liberation force there. Price was part of the raid on the facility, and saved Farah Karim, her brother Hadir, and the rebels from death. Afterward, Price instructed Farah and Hadir to set up camp in the mountains away from General Roman Barkov and the Russians.
In 2011, Price was promoted to the rank of Captain, and participated in countless missions that required him to stop terrorist, hostage rescues, and capture or kill high-valued targets. Around or before this time, Price met Kate Laswell at a football game so she could get him for an operation, and the two have formed a close professional relationship since then. He works closely with Western intelligence agencies when dealing with high-valued targets, becoming known for his skills and tactics. In addition, Price also knew Nikolai, and considered him an old comrade that he could rely on when he had to go outside the rules. Price also is owed a favor by Kamarov, after an unknown occurrence in Beirut, Lebanon. Before the events of the game, Captain Price worked alongside SAS operative Jacob Thorne, but the latter transferred due to "ethical disagreements".
Encountering Makarov [ ]
In April of 2019, Captain Price worked with Simon "Ghost" Riley and Johnny "Soap" MacTavish to stop the Inner Circle's attack at Verdansk's Acropolis National Arena. During the attack, Price and Soap apprehended the terrorist leader Vladimir Makarov, bringing him to General Shepherd for interrogation. After a bomb was detonated at the arena, Price stopped Soap from executing Makarov for his actions, resulting in the terrorist leader vowing to see them again before being imprisoned in the Zordaya prison complex.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [ ]
During an assignment on October 24th, 2019, Captain Price was contacted by Laswell about a failed CIA mission to secure Russian chemical gas in Verdansk. Price informs Laswell that he knows about it, and agreed to help with the potential of the gas being deployed across the world, and travels to London.
The next day, Price went to Central London when terrorist affiliated with AL-Qatala launched an attack in Piccadilly Circus. Price met with the Metropolitan Police Service and CTSFO units during the attack, and helped them secure the area and protect civilians who were being held hostage. Captain Price saved Sergeant Kyle Garrick from being killed by a terrorist, and the two go through the building to rescue the hostages. Together they find a group of hostages who have bombs strapped on them, and when one of the hostages who has the wires on him is close to detonation, Price throws him over the ledge and saves Garrick from the explosion.
Afterward, Price was informed by Garrick that the Metropolitan Police had actionable intelligence of the terror cell, but couldn't act due in order to keep the public clam. Price allowed Garrick to release his frustrations on being told what to do, and wanting to take the gloves off to stop terrorist. Now with the intel and seeing that Garrick wants to stop the one's responsible, Price took Garrick in to Bravo Six.
Two days after the terrorist attack, Price led SAS units to clear a terror cell in a townhouse in north London. During the mission, Price ordered Garrick to clear the house, and to watch for friendlies, and stopped one cell member from detonating a bomb in the attic. Garrick agrees that they made the right call to stop her, and they gain the intelligence and location of Al-Qatala leader Omar "The Wolf" Sulaiman.
The intelligence allowed the U.S. Marines and CIA officer Alex to capture "The Wolf" in Urzikstan, and had him brought to the U.S. Embassy for interrogation for the missing chemical gas, and have him extracted. However, Al-Qatala's second-in-command, Jamal "The Butcher" Rahar, rallied with his forces to take back The Wolf. Price and Garrick were informed of this, and were inbound to extract The Wolf, but were shot down by an RPG as the Al-Qatala breached the Embassy. As the Al-Qatala killed innocent civilians, Price held Garrick back from the Butcher's threats, and they went through the Embassy.
Price and Garrick managed to clear the way to the Embassy safe room where then met with Alex and Farah, and led them and their allied units to the Ambassador's residence. While Price and the others were leaving, Garrick helped the Ambassador's assistant, Stacy Davidson, escape from the terrorist to their location. Outnumbered by the Al-Qatala, Price, Garrick, Alex, Farah, Hadir, and the remaining Marines held back their forces, but were unable to stop the terrorist group from breaking The Wolf out.
Due to the situation, the group decided to divide so that they could stop the Wolf from escaping, as Price and Garrick cleared terror cell with Farah's forces, Farah and Alex went to the Highway of Death to intercept him. Price and Garrick arrived to Farah's location after Hadir used the stolen gas to defeat the forces. Price and Garrick found Farah and Alex barely alive, and took them back to base to talk with Laswell.
Price, Garrick, Farah and Alex were given executive authority on stopping The Wolf, The Butcher and Hadir. Price, Garrick, and his team secured The Wolf's compound, and learned that he was underground, and went to that location with Farah and Alex. Despite being separated from the group, Farah and Alex killed The Wolf, and secured the bomb that was attached to him. Due to the chemicals not being found, the United States labeled Farah's group as threat, angering Price, who threatened to hang Colonel Norris with his moppets (unit) for this action.
Price argued with Laswell about either warning Moscow or letting the attack, as Hadir was now working with the Al-Qatala to launch a terrorist attack on Russia. Price offered his own plan, a "black" operation to capture both The Butcher and Hadir, with the help of FSB contacts and Nikolai, and let Garrick help him on the operation (telling Laswell that he was ready). In St. Petersburg, Price and Garrick managed to link with Nikolai, and succeeded in capturing The Butcher despite the target causing massive destruction along the way. Taking The Butcher to a secret warehouse, Price interrogated him, but ordered Garrick to bring him the "package". The package was revealed to be The Butcher's wife and son, and Price was able to get information.
When leaving St. Petersburg, Price and Garrick had a conversation on when stop crossing the line, with the captain responding that it was up to him, and reassured the sergeant that sometimes you have to get dirty to keep the world clean. Afterward, Price asked Garrick was he out, but the sergeant stated that he wasn't, much to Price's approval. After learning that Hadir moved to Barkov's personal estate in Moldova, Price provided over watch for Garrick when they searched the estate. When Garrick found information and the location of Hadir, Price moved to the main house, and secured Hadir before escaping Barkov's forces.
After securing Hadir and the plans to Barkov's chemical factory in Georgia, Price and Garrick learned that the US complied to avert a diplomatic crisis by having Hadir answer for his crimes. Angered, Price agreed to give Hadir to the U.S., but kept the intel on the gas factory. Bravo Six recruited Alex, Farah, and Farah's forces to help destroy Barkov's factory, and Price gave the plans to Farah as a peace gesture (as he believed that a militia with no ties to the West could assault the factory). The team were assisted by Laswell and Nikolai during the assault on the gas factory, and the team divided with Price and Garrick advancing on the pipelines, while Farah and Alex advanced to the furnace.
Price and Garrick succeeded in planting their explosives, while Alex chose to sacrifice himself to plant the explosives in the furnace because of the damaged detonator. Farah then succeeded in killing Barkov for his crimes, as Price, Garrick, and their forces escaping from the plant as it exploded.
Forming Task Force 141 [ ]
Afterward, Russian disowned General Barkov and his forces, and Price asked General Shepherd for personal files on serval individuals who are special forces. Laswell met with Price to discuss the files, with Price wanting to create a task force to tie up loose ends, and stop terror cells across the globe. Laswell was at first reluctant, as she didn't want to fund a group that would be "outlaws", but agreed when Price threatened to walk out.
Laswell agreed to fund the task force as Viktor Zakhaev wanted Barkov's influence and position, implying that he wants to destroy the West. Price recruited Garrick, who was nickname "Gaz", SAS operator John "Soap" MacTavish, and Simon "Ghost" Riley, and named his task force - 141. Not long after, Price and Nikolai were informed that a new individual had taken control over the Al-Qatala, and has gained new resources to transform the group into an army. FSB contact Kamarov informed the group that the West and Russia will cooperate to take down the new threat, and Price, Nikolai, Laswell, and Kamarov gathered their operatives to stop the Al-Qatala.
Verdansk [ ]
Following the Al-Qatala's success in releasing a toxic gas in Verdansk, Task Force 141 operative Ghost is sent to the city to stop the Armistice soldiers form fighting each other. Seeing the situation getting worse, Price informs Ghost that Victor Zakhaev was behind the attack on Verdansk, wanting to disband Armistice and obtain the Soviet bunkers there. Price then sends "Alex" to assist Ghost, but later conducts an operation alongside Garrick to prevent the situation from getting worse. In addition, Price gives intel to Nikolai and Farah, who are sent to the subway systems in Verdansk after learning that Zakhaev is moving weapons through the metro.
Price and his allies then planed an operation to stop Zakhaev, as they learned that Victor is planning to launch an ICBM missile at the hidden silo at Bunker 10. Price infiltrated the bunker while Farah, "Alex", and Demon Dogs launched an assault against Zakhaev's forces to create a diversion. Captain Price confronted Zakhaev, and threw him off of the bunker to the bottom of the silo to his presumed death. After aborting the ICBM missile with the launch codes, Price regrouped with Garrick, Farah, "Alex", and Nikolai and received a call from Soap that to meet him off the coast of Verdansk.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II [ ]
In October of 2022, Price and Gaz are performing an operation in Amsterdam tracking the Al-Qatala's cell there, and are contacted by Laswell. She informs them that Ghost and Soap discovered that Quds Force Major Hassan Zyani has American ballistic missiles, and ask the two operatives to see if they could find any intel on Hassan's dealing with the terrorist organizatin. The two find a cell phone and learn that the Al-Qatala are working with the Las Almas Cartel, and after capturing a high-valued target with Laswell, learn that Zyani is being smuggled by the cartel into the states. Laswell then contacts Los Vaqueros Colonel Alejandro Vargas and his second-in-command Rodolfo Parra to stop Zyani, but they are unable to due to him having the support of the cartel.
As Ghost and Soap work with Los Vaqueros and Shadow Company to capture Hassan, Price, Gaz and Laswell travel to Spain to learn of Hassans' dealing after hacking into his phone. During the operation, Price and Gaz don't find any signs of the missile, and Kate is kidnapped by the Al-Qatala. Contacting Shepherd to explain the situation, the general tells them that he cannot send in the calvary, but allows them to do what they can to get her back. Price then contacts Farah and Nikolai to help them rescue Laswell, and save the CIA officer. Some time later, the captain is contacted by Laswell to find Soap and Ghost in Las Almas, and they assist their allies, Vargas and his men in escaping from Shadow Company following their betrayal.
Speaking with Laswell, she reveals that the American ballistic missiles were illegally transported to the Middle East by Shepherd and Shadow Company's commander Phillip Graves, but they were stolen by the Russian private military company Konni. The general and Graves then covered up the failed operation, and betrayed their allies since they didn't want the truth to be exposed. Captain Price confronts the general over his actions, and threatens to deal with him once Hassan was stopped. Knowing that can't get support from outside the region, John forms JTF - Ghost Team with Los Vaqueros to help them retake their base and eliminate Graves. During the assault, Price obtains a helicopter and provides support until Graves shoots down its down.
After retaking the base and Graves is killed by Soap, the team interrogate the cartel's leader Valeria Garza for the last missiles' location. She reveals that the missile is in Chicago, with Zyani being smuggled into the states in his intent to get revenge on the west for General Ghorbrani's assassination. Price allows Alejandro and Rodolfo to take Valeria to the Mexican authority but Price and his team will be back for what Valeria did. Infiltrating a building in Chicago with the MARSOC marines, Price is wounded by Hassan and his soldiers, but Soap is able to destroy the launched missile as Ghost eliminates the major. Following the operation, Price and 141 meet with Laswell, who explains that they need to focus on stopping the Ultranationalists new leader, whom the captain identifies as Makarov.
Atomgrad [ ]
A month later, Price is contacted by Laswell of Alex's disappearance in the Sattiq Mountains, having lost contact with him and three fighters when they entered an abandoned facility. Wanting to know of their whereabouts, Laswell sends Price, Gaz and Farah to find them and perform a reconnaissance of the bunker. During their investigation, they discover the corpses of the rebel fighters, but Alex's location remains unknown. Moments after finding the bodies, they uncover an ICBM missile within the facility, fearing if there's a warhead inside. Despite their discovery, the trio continue their search for Alex to retrieve any information from the operative. Finding him locked inside, Alex explains that Hadir has become commander of the Al-Qatala, and left him alive to give Farah a message - to either join him or walk away.
With Hadir becoming a threat, Price, Farah and Alex pursue in the facility as Gaz returns to the surface to contact Laswell and the ULF. The trio encounter Hadir and are forced to surrender, as Karim explains his plans to use the ICBM to target Russia and protect Urzikstan. Managing to escape from Hadir's soldiers, the group eliminate him and attempt to learn of the new threat he mentions before dying. Following Hadir's death, Price, Farah and Alex reunite with Gaz above as the ULF contain the nuke.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III [ ]
While preparing for an assignment in 2023, Price is informed by Laswell that Makarov was broken out of prison, promoting the captain to reassign his task force to focus on the terrorist leader. The team are assigned with stopping Konni, a private military company under the command of Makarov, from taking over a nuclear power plant in Urzikstan. The task force learn that Konni traveled there to obtain chemicals left by Barkov's Forces, and succeeded in doing so as Price is nearly killed when trying to stop them. Despite failing to stop Konni, the group learn that Farah placed trackers on missiles stolen by Konni, allowing Laswell to track them down to an abandoned complex in the region. While the others infiltrate the complex, Price works with Karim and learns of her dealing with Phillip Graves, whom survived 141's attempt to eliminate him at the Los Vaqueros base.
Once reaching the complex, the group learn that Konni is preparing to launch missiles at the Arklov Peak Military Base, which Laswell and Nikolai are currently infiltrating. Price and Farah managed to stop one of the missiles, but Ghost, Gaz and Soap fail to stop the remaining, prompting the captain to contact Laswell. Afterward, Soap and Ghost are tasked with interrogating Makarov's financer Milena Romanova for information at her estate. She gives them intel on Konni's safehouse in St. Petersburg, Price and Gaz assault the base and capture Vladimir's right-hand Andrei Nolan. Despite Nolan refusing to betray his commander, the team gather information on Makarov preparing to transport cargo to an abandoned prison in Siberia.
141 and Farah intercept the transport by ambushing them underwater, discovering the cargo was General Shepherd, much to Price's chagrin. While reluctant in taking the general with them, the group learn from Shepherd that he has information about Makarov's plans if they get him out of Siberia. Meeting with Laswell, the team give Shepherd the ultimatum - give them the intel on Makarov in exchange that tells Congress the truth or be left to die. Shepherd agrees to the former, revealing Makarov plans to flood the Gora Dam to kill its citizens. While Ghost and Soap stop the destruction of the dam, Price and his team join forces with the ULF and Shadow Company to commence an assault at one of Konni's bases.
Following the success of the attack, Price and the team watch Shepherd and Graves speak to Congress for questioning, seeing them turn on each other on the Las Almas incident. Still believing Makarov is alive following the assault, Price leads the team to London and has Soap and Gaz stalk a Konni contact. The two gather intel that Makarov obtained a flash drive that allows him to control the train network, and 141 joins forces with the Metropolitan Police Service to stop the destruction of the Channel Tunnel. When finding a bomb in the tunnels, Price and Soap are ambushed by Makarov, whom kills the sergeant during the struggle. As reinforcements attack, Makarov escapes as Price manages to defuse the bomb before it detonates.
After the operation, Price, Ghost and Gaz spread Soap's ashes off a cliff in Scotland to honor their fallen teammate. Following the memorial, the captain travels to the United States and with the assistance of Laswell, confronts Shepherd in his office. He then kills the general for his betrayal, leaving his office to continue his hunt for Makarov.
Call of Duty: Warzone [ ]
Captain Price appears as a major character in the Call of Duty: Warzone storyline, and later became a playable operative upon the release of season four.
Modern Warfare [ ]
Multiplayer, modern warfare ii [ ], modern warfare iii [ ].
- Both wear bonnie hats.
- Both smoke cigars.
- Both participated in the attempted assassination of Imran Zakhaev.
- Both have signature weapons (the original was the M4A1, and this version is the Kilo 141).
- Both are field commanders of Task Force 141.
- Both have a close bond with a recruit (John "Soap" MacTavish in the original series, and Kyle Garrick in this series).
- Both of their archnemesis are Vladimir Makarov.
- Both of them lost Soap who were killed by Makarov.
- After Soap died, both of them became bitter and seeking revenge on Makarov.
- Both of them killed General Shepherd for his betrayal (although Soap (from the original Modern Warfare timeline) killed Shepherd).
- This incarnation is younger than his original counterpart and express more of his emotions to his allies, notably talking to Kyle after interrogating The Butcher.
- Despite being advertised and appearing on the game's cover art, he isn't the main protagonist of the story, as this goes to Alex, Farah Karim, and Kyle Garrick.
- Though playable in Mobile , he is merely an outfit for the original Captain Price.
- Price met Laswell in the football game in London (the Premier League). But he doesn't like bothering to watch football as well reminding Laswell it is football, not soccer since it is not in America.
Navigation [ ]
- 1 Charlie Morningstar
- 2 Rose (The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic)
- 3 Ken Usato
Does Soap survive MW2?
Yes, Soap survives MW2. He manages to survive his wounds alongside Price during the middle of the extraction.
How is Ghost and Soap alive in MW2?
They are alive in the MW2 reboot, where the betrayal by Shepherd does happen, and Ghost is shot by him. However, Soap and Price survive their wounds.
What happens to Soap in MW3?
In the original MW3, Soap gets injured while trying to save Yuri. He is rushed to safety but ultimately dies with Price beside him.
Will Soap be in MW3?
No, Soap only appears as an NPC in MW3 and is not a playable character.
Who betrayed Ghost and Soap in MW2?
General Shepherd betrays Task Force 141 in MW2. He executes Ghost and Roach with his revolver before setting their bodies on fire.
Who betrayed Soap in COD?
General Shepherd betrays Soap in COD and fatally shoots him in the chest.
Who killed Ghost and Soap in MW2?
General Shepherd killed Ghost and Soap in MW2. He shot them both in the chest and set their bodies on fire.
Who killed Ghost in MW2?
Ghost was killed by General Shepherd in MW2. He was shot in the chest and his body was set on fire.
Why does Graves betray Soap and Ghost?
Graves betrays Soap and Ghost on the orders of General Shepherd because they were getting closer to the truth about the lost American ballistic missiles.
Who killed Ghost in COD MW2?
General Shepherd killed Ghost in COD MW2. He shot Ghost in the chest and set his body on fire.
Who killed General Shepherd?
Soap kills General Shepherd by throwing a knife into his left eye, avenging the deaths of the 141 members.
Why is Soap called Soap?
Soap got his nickname because he is skilled in “cleaning house” and executing room clearance techniques and urban warfare tactics in remarkable speed and accuracy.
Is Soap higher rank than Ghost?
During the original MW2, Soap is higher-ranking than Ghost. Soap is a Captain while Ghost is his Lieutenant and second-in-command. However, in MWII, Ghost keeps his rank of Lieutenant while Soap is demoted to Sergeant.
Do Ghost and Soap get along?
Ghost and Soap develop a close bond and become brothers in arms. They take jabs at each other’s nationalities, but by the end of their mission, they have become true friends.
What is Gaz’s real name?
Gaz’s real name is Kyle ‘Gaz’ Garrick.
Who killed Terry Silver?
Ghost killed Terry Silver out of jealousy.
Did Ghost skip a week?
Yes, the show skipped a week between episodes 8 and 9.
How old is Soap in MW2?
Soap is 26 years old in MW2.
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