Why is Arthur Morgan so sad in Red Dead Redemption 2?
Arthur Morgan, the antihero of Red Dead Redemption 2, seems to have a lot going for him. An accomplished horseman and leading enforcer for the Van der Linde Gang, he’s surrounded by friends who care for him. He has a steady career, and great facial hair.
So why does he hate himself?
We interacted with a hotel room mirror in Red Dead Redemption 2, and found that Arthur has a major self-esteem problem. He reels off a string of self-deprecating insults that are honestly super depressing, but also some of the game’s most #relatable content.
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“Ugh. You ugly bastard.” Been there, my dude.
“You’re gettin’ old.” I feel you.
“Old, and kinda sad.” Big same.
Arthur’s mirror dialogue is just one small detail of Red Dead Redemption 2, but it’s weirdly endearing. We didn’t expect to interact with a mirror and discover our protagonist’s deepest insecurities.
We don’t know yet if Arthur cheers up over the course of Red Dead Redemption 2. Here’s hoping a new can of pomade will do the trick.