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Simon "Ghost" Riley (Reboot)

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The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)

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 Stopping Makarov in London
  • 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. [3]

At one point, Ghost worked in the same unit as Mace . [4]

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.

Missiles Crisis

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 .

Makarov's Revenge

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.

Stopping Makarov in London

Laswell received information from the MI6 that Makarov and Konni are 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 receive the location of the buyer. Breaching into the tunnel, the team manage to kill the buyer and acquire the flash drive.

Despite their effort, the virus was uploaded to the train system, granting Konni access to it, 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 and Ghost taking one side and Price and Soap taking the other. Ghost and Gaz are pinned down by Konni contractors, as they tried to push to link up with Price, Soap and the rest of the SFO.

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, Ghost together with Gaz and Price brought the urn containing his ashes to somewhere in Scotland and scattered them there, paying their respect to Soap.

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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 . [5]

Laswell looking at Simon Riley's file.

Concept Art

Concept Art of Ghost's "Gunslinger" skin, featuring him with a silver ghost mask.

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Ghost wearing his "Condemned" skin.

  • 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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Simon "Ghost" Riley (2019)

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Lieutenant Simon "Ghost" Riley is a mentioned character in the 2019 video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare , a reboot of the Modern Warfare sub-series. Ghost would physically appear as a playable operator Call of Duty: Warzone when the season two pass was released, and appears as a different uniform for the Original Ghost in Call of Duty: Mobile . He returns in the 2022 sequel Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and the 2023 sequel Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III as a main protagonist and playable character, and a playable operator in Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 and Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile .

He is a SAS operative who is recruited into John Price's task force, and is sent to Verdansk to cease tensions against the Al-Qatala, and later the Armistice and Coalition soldiers. When Victor Zakhaev threatened to use a missile, Ghost and 141 performed a joint operation with Demon Dogs to stop him. In 2022, Ghost continues his service with 141 to stop Hassan Zyani from launching American ballistic missiles against the west with the help of Sgt. Johnny "Soap" MacTavish . However, Ghost, Soap, Alejandro , Rodolfo and Los Vaqueros were betrayed by General Shepherd and Shadow Company when Task Force 141 and Vaqueros were close to learn the secret of the stolen American Missiles. Due to Shepherd and Shadow Company's treason, Ghost, Soap, Alejandro, Rodolfo, Price , Gaz and the Los Vaqueros also defeated Shadow's CEO Phillip Graves for their betrayal.

Later on, Ghost, Price and the others went on a mission to hunt down Makarov. They were reluctantly allied with Shepherd and Graves although he and the others will never forgive them for their betrayals at Las Almas. However, Ghost and his team lost Soap when Makarov killed him and escaped. After Price kills Shepherd, Ghost continue his mission to assist Price to kill Makarov.

He is voiced by Jeff Leach in Modern Warfare and Warzone , and by Samuel Roukin in Modern Warfare II , Warzone 2.0 and Modern Warfare III , whilst Erin Switzer portrayed the character in promotional material.

  • 1.1 Military Career
  • 1.2 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • 1.3 Verdansk
  • 1.4 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
  • 1.5 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III
  • 2 Call of Duty: Mobile
  • 5 Navigation

Biography [ ]

Military career [ ].

Simon Riley was born in Manchester, England and joined the Special Air Service at an unknown time, and managed to reach the rank of lieutenant. Riley would spend his service on classified assignments, and became an expert in tradecraft, sabotage, ambushes, and infiltrations. He would eventually earn the nickname of "Ghost", and would wear a skull mask to conceal his identity to be anonymous, and maintain a mysterious persona. At one point during his service, Ghost worked in the same unit with the operative Mace, an ex-U.S. Army Ranger turned mercenary.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [ ]

Ghost is mentioned at the end of the campaign by Captain Price when he meets with Kate Laswell after stopping General Roman Barkov. Price tells Laswell that he's creating of team called Task Force 141, and Simon Riley is part of his recruitment, alongside Kyle "Gaz" Garrick and John "Soap" MacTavish. In addition, Laswell notes there's no picture for Ghost, and Price simply replies "never."

Verdansk [ ]

In April of 2019, Ghost joined Captain Price, Soap and General Shepherd in stopping the terrorist attack in Verdansk's national arena, and the team encountered the Inner Circle's leader Vladimir Makarov. Despite the terrorist succeeding in detonating his bombs, he was brought to the Russian authorities, where he was sent to the Zordaya prison complex.

When the Al-Qatala invaded Verdansk in 2020, Ghost was assigned to the city to assist the Armistice, and later helped the Arm-4 team infiltrate the Verdansk airport to collect a nuclear core. The Al-Qatala then released a toxic gas in the city, and Ghost saw the Armistice operatives turned on each other to survive. Seeing that the situation was becoming dire, Ghost asked Captain Price to send him operatives and reinforcements he could trust. Though the city was lost due to the gas, Ghost managed to escape as the sole survivor, and the Armistice was crippled and immediately disbanded. Once regrouping with Price, he was informed that the invasion of Verdansk was part of Victor Zakhaev's plan, and was sent to a location with the CIA operative "Alex". Ghost worked with the Coalition on fighting the Al-Qatala, but they returned to Urzikstan while Zakhaev's forces stayed in the city, and the conflict continued even when Shadow Company was called in to eliminate Victor.

Ghost managed to gain intel to learn that Zakhaev was evading the operatives by using the metro subway system underground, and Nikolai and Farah Karim were called in to power them up. Afterward, the group learned that Zakhaev's plan was to have the operatives turn on the power in all of the bunkers in Verdansk, and was prepared to launch a ICBM missile in bunker ten. Ghost worked with Gaz to hack into Zakhaev's communications, and with the assault on Zakhaev's forces from Demon Dogs, Captain Price managed to abort the launch and kill Victor. Regrouping with Price, Gaz, "Alex", Farah and Nikolai, they are informed by John "Soap" MacTavish that something is happening off the coast of the city, and the team head to him.

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Gathering intel of General Ghorbrani's arms deal with the Russians, Shepherd tasks Ghost and Shadow Company commander Phillip Graves to eliminate the target. Following the assassination, Quds Force Major Hassan Zyani retaliates by allying with the Al-Qatala, intending to get revenge against the United States. Months later, Ghost and Soap are assigned to capture or kill Hassan in Al Mazrah with the MARSOC Marines, but instead discover that he has American ballistic missiles. Shepherd ordered Ghost and his team to destroy the missile, which he obliged. Upon this revelation, Laswell works with Price and Gaz in Amsterdam, where they learn that Hassan is working with the Las Almas Cartel and is being smuggled into America. Kate contacts Los Vaqueros Colonel Alejandro Vargas to stop Zyani, but he and his right-hand Rodolfo Parra fail to capture him.

Afterward, Ghost and Soap are sent to Las Almas to work with Los Vaqueros to capture Zyani, and are later assisted by Shadow Company in reaching the major's location. Taking Hassan to the desert, Ghost watches the interrogation until Shepherd and Laswell order them to let him go. Despite having to let him, the team decide to capture the cartel's leader "El Sin Nombre" to learn the location of the two missiles. With Soap and Alejandro infiltrating the cartels' base, where they capture their leader, whom is revealed to Valeria Garza. She agrees to get them the location of a missile in exchange they let her go and never return to Las Almas, and Graves accepts the terms despite Alejandro warning him not to.

Valeria reveals to Graves that the missile is in the Gulf of Mexico on an oil derrick, and 141 performs a joint operation with Los Vaqueros and Shadow Company to stop the launch. After a delay when learning that the launch codes are on a cargo ship, Soap is able to change the missiles target to the oil derrick. Returning to the Vaqueros' base, Graves betrays Ghost, Soap and Alejandro by having taken over the base, detaining Vargas' men, and revealing that Shepherd is given him command of the operation. Ghost and Soap escape from Shadow Company, but Vargas and his Vaqueros are captured during the confrontation. Ghost rushed his way to the church waiting for Soap to rally to him and complete escaped from Shadow Company to Alejandro's safehouse. Reuniting with Rodolfo, the trio break Alejandro and his men from prison before being helped by Price and Gaz during the escape.

Contacting Laswell, she explains that Shepherd and Graves performed an illegal operation to transport ballistic missiles, but the the missiles were taken by Konni when they ambushed Graves' unit. Realizing that Shepherd and Graves covered up the failed operation and betrayed their allies since they getting too close, Price warns the general that he will come for him next once they dealt with Zyani. Needing to locate the last missile, Price forms Joint Task Force - Ghost Team with Los Vaqueros to help them retake their base and kill Graves. Ghost takes part in the assault against, but leaves the battle to help Price after the latter's helicopter was shot down by the Shadow Company commander. After Soap supposedly kills Graves, 141 and Vargas interrogate Garza, learning that Hassan is in Chicago with the final missile.

In Chicago, Task Force 141 works with MARSOC to infiltrate the building Zyani is hiding in, but are unable to stop the missile from being launched. Soap is then able to destroy the missile with Laswell's assistance, and Ghost eliminates Hassan before the terrorist can throw MacTavish off the building. After the operation, General Shepherd goes off the grid while Shadow Company is weakened due to the lost of its leader. Ghost, Price, Soap and Gaz meet with Laswell at a bar, where she shows them a picture of the Ultranationalists' new leader, Makarov.

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While preparing for another mission, Price is informed by Laswell that Makarov has escaped from prison, prompting the captain to reassign 141 to stop the terrorist leader. The team is deployed to stop Konni, a private military group under Makarov's leadership, from taking over a nuclear power plant. However, they discover that Konni was sent there to retrieve gas from General Barkov's era for Makarov's plans. Konni succeeds in leaving with the gas, which nearly costs Price's life when he attempts to stop them from taking it. After John's recovery, 141 is informed that ULF Commander Farah Karim placed trackers on missiles that Konni stole in Urzikstan.

Learning that Konni has stationed themselves in a abandoned nuclear complex, 141 joins forces with Farah to clear the complex to stop them. Once inside, they learn that Konni has stationed the missiles to hit the Arklov Military Base, which Laswell has infiltrated to speak with her contact. The team fail to stop two of the missiles from launching, sending Price to contact Laswell to get out of the area. After the operation, 141 make a reluctant alliance with General Shepherd and Graves, having survived the task force's attempt to kill him in Las Almas, to stop Makarov. The two give them information on Konni's financer Milena Romanova, sending Ghost and Soap to infiltrate her private island and retrieve information.

After convincing her to get them intel, Price and Gaz travel to St. Petersburg to assault Konni's safehouse, ultimately capturing Makarov's right-hand Andrei Nolan. Learning that Makarov is moving cargo in Siberia, 141 and Farah ambushed the convoy and discover that the cargo is General Shepherd himself. Despite their anger, 141 decides to regroup with Laswell and make a deal with him - give them vital information to stop Makarov in exchange he returns to the United States to speak to congress. Reluctantly accepting the deal, Shepherd gives then intel that the terrorist leader sent Konni to destroy the Gora Dam to kill the region's citizens. Ghost and Soap then work together to deactivate the bombs around the dam, succeeding in stopping the private military group's plans.

After watching Graves and Shepherd turn on each other to congress, Laswell informs 141 that MI6 has found evidence of Konni's presence in London. The team move to interrogate a Konni hacker, but fail to stop Makarov from planting a virus into London's train system so he can commit another terrorist attack. Despite this, the team work with the Metropolitan Police Service and battle Konni to deactivate a bomb within the tunnels. During the mission, Makarov ambushed Price and Soap, killing the latter in process before escaping. Price and Gaz then disarm the bomb and join Ghost in mourning Soap, and later attended his funeral by spreading his ashes in Scotland.

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Ghost appears in Call of Duty: Mobile , being added in the season twelve "Going Dark" pass, and only appears as a uniform for the original Ghost.

  • In season two, Ghost could be seen in the background of lobbies, following and stalking the player.
  • According to himself, Ghost is coldhearted. He would even cut off his enemies' hands when he was about to do it to Milena Romanova if she doesn't do her hand scan.

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The Untold Story of Simon „Ghost” Riley: A Glimpse into His Past and Resilience

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The Untold Story of Simon „Ghost” Riley: A Glimpse into His Past and Resilience

Simon „Ghost” Riley, a beloved character from the original Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 games, has captured the hearts of many fans. Despite his popularity, much of Ghost’s past remains a mystery. However, fans can now delve into his backstory through the comic book Modern Warfare 2: Ghost, which provides fascinating details about his origin and journey.

It is important to note that Ghost’s story in the latest Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) is set in an alternate timeline, diverging from the original storyline where Ghost meets his demise at the hands of General Shepherd. This article focuses on Ghost from the original Modern Warfare trilogy (2007-2011) rather than the rebooted timeline.

In the comic Modern Warfare: Ghost, readers are taken on an intense journey alongside Ghost as he faces a powerful heroin cartel in Mexico led by Manuel Roba. However, their mission takes a dark turn when Ghost and his team are captured by the ruthless cartel. Throughout their captivity, Ghost and his team endure relentless torture and brainwashing tactics, aimed at breaking their willpower and turning them into mercenaries for criminal and terrorist organizations.

As readers navigate Ghost’s turbulent experiences, they are provided with glimpses into his past, revealing his challenging childhood and formative years in the SAS. These flashbacks showcase Ghost’s unwavering dedication to his younger brother, Tommy, and illuminate his remarkable resilience and fortitude, which ultimately prove instrumental to his survival.

After enduring months of torment, Ghost orchestrates a daring escape from his captors, exhibiting remarkable willpower and resourcefulness. His survival against astronomical odds serves as a testament to his unwavering resolve. However, the aftermath of his escape takes a toll on Ghost’s mental well-being as he battles with nightmares and works to regain stability.

Tragedy strikes again when Ghost’s family is brutally murdered by Washington, a once trusted comrade turned enemy. Consumed by a desire for revenge, Ghost sets out to seek vengeance against those accountable. Despite the challenges he faces, Ghost’s survival molds him into a formidable force, and he becomes a pivotal member of Task Force 141, undertaking missions alongside iconic characters such as Captain Price and Soap MacTavish.

Throughout the Modern Warfare timeline, Ghost’s resilience and adaptability are showcased in his crucial involvement in missions against formidable enemies. However, Ghost’s ultimate fate remains entangled with the betrayals and sacrifices that define the Call of Duty gaming world.

Simon „Ghost” Riley’s harrowing journey through captivity, his relentless pursuit of revenge, and his eventual involvement in Task Force 141 showcases his unwavering resilience. From personal adversity to becoming a battle-tested operative, Ghost’s remarkable tale of survival captivates players with its mix of fortitude, tragic circumstances, and unwavering resolve. His enigmatic survival and legacy ensure that Ghost remains a timeless and integral part of the rich lore of Call of Duty.

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Simon Ghost Riley: Everything You Need to Know About the Call of Duty Character

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Simon Ghost Riley: Everything You Need to Know About the Call of Duty Character

Simon "Ghost" Riley was featured in a new teaser released by Activision and Infinity Ward for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare . This teaser confirms the return of fan favorite Call of Duty character Ghost.

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Simon "Ghost" Riley was introduced in Modern Warfare 2 as a British special forces operator. The mask that he wears originates from a mission he was on in Mexico where he had to wear the mask to blend in with civilians who were celebrating the day of the dead and he was ultimately captured and tortured, which plagued his mental health.

Because his mask that covers up his identity, he has always been the subject of fan theories with players attempting to figure out who he really is. This made him one of the most popular characters in the Call of Duty franchise.

At the end of the Loose Ends mission in MW2, Ghost and his team delivered valuable information on the main enemy in MW2 (Makarov) to General Sheppard, and then he seemingly killed Ghost before having him tossed in a pit and set on fire. But now, Ghost has made a sudden return.

While the reasoning for this and his sudden revival are unknown, those who loved him in MW2 should be excited to know he's coming back.

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Simon "Ghost" Riley is a former member of the Special Air Service and the elite multinational team called Task Force 141.

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Lieutenant Simon "Ghost" Riley is a British special forces operator, and a prominent member of Task Force 141, known for his iconic skull-patterned balaclava, headset, and dark red sunglasses.

Ghost appears as a main character in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 , Modern Warfare 2: Ghost , Call of Duty: Online , Find Makarov: Operation Kingfish , Call of Duty: Heroes , and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered . He also appears as a customization option in Call of Duty: Ghosts .

Pre-Military

Simon Riley had a very traumatic childhood while growing up in Manchester, England because of his heartless father. On most days, his father brought dangerous animals back and taunted him with them, even going so far to force him to kiss a snake or threaten to kill him with them. When he and his younger brother Tommy got older, Tommy would always wear a skull-mask at night to scare Simon. Simon's father would sometimes take him to the Bone Lickers concerts. At one concert, his father made him laugh at the death of a prostitute who was addicted to drugs.

Joining the Military

Simon used to be an apprentice butcher at a grocery when he grew up. After the September 11 attacks occurred, he joined the military. He was an expert soldier which got him into the Special Air Service.

Return from the Military

Simon came back home one day on January 2003 and found his family in a predicament. His mother was constantly getting cheated on and his brother was addicted to drugs. He opted not to go back to his life at the military until he fixed their lives. In March 2004 Riley beat his father for abusing him and his mother and threw him out of the house. He then helped Tommy get rid of his drug addiction and made him marry a woman named Beth in June 2006. Riley was seen as the best man at Tommy's wedding. Beth also gave birth to a young boy named Joseph who would become Riley's nephew.

Going after Manuel Roba

Simon was pulled out from shipping out for an operation in Iran and was set to take down the Zaragoza Drug Cartel that was headed by Manuel Roba. When he and his team made their move on the Day of the Dead, the commanding officer, Major Vernon, betrayed them to the enemy by getting the three of them captured and brought to a torture and brainwashing facility. There, he was driven mad and tortured. At one point, he was buried alive and left by his captors. He used this opportunity to escape and got back home.

It took him four months to recover from all of that, but he was still having temper-management issues, and as a result he was not accepted back into the military. After having an episode with his former-colleague, Kevin Sparks, his entire family was killed by Sparks and Marcus Washington.

He killed Sparks and Washington and went after Roba once more. He ambushed Roba's right-hand man, Gilberto and tortured Roba's location out of him. He arrived at Roba's compound and stole all of the information on the company and killed Roba. Riley fought Roba's guards and burned his mansion and compound. When he left, he was approached by General Shepherd and recruited into Task Force 141 under the name of Ghost.

Task Force 141

At one point, he was sent alone against terrorists in a grade school in Ukraine. He deliberately got himself caught and told the terrorists and the children about his past before the rest of his team arrived to free him and the children. One girl asked him if the story of Simon "Ghost" Riley was true and if Riley was Ghost. He responded saying "true enough to that lot".

Operation Kingfish

On October 8, 2013, a joint Task Force 141/Delta Force operation codenamed Operation Kingfish was launched. Ghost worked alongside John Price, John "Soap" MacTavish, Gary "Roach" Sanderson, Sandman and Derek "Frost" Westbrook as they hunted down Vladimir Makarov. They assaulted the main compound and were able to recover some intel, but got ambushed by a bomb, forcing the team to evacuate. During the evac, Soap was wounded by an RPG and was partially knocked out. An AC-130 tried to defend the team as they sprinted toward their evac point, but was shot down, leaving the team completely vulnerable. Price selflessly stayed behind to facilitate the team's escape and was wounded and captured.

Hunting Rojas

Following Makarov's massacre at Zakhaev International Airport, Ghost assisted in the operation in Rio de Janeiro to locate and capture Alejandro Rojas, the man who supplied Makarov with weapons and ammunition, maintaining radio contact with Captain MacTavish and Roach while they searched for Rojas's assistant. After MacTavish and Roach began pursuing the assistant, Ghost met up with them at the Hotel Rio and joined the chase. Once the assistant was taken down by Roach, Ghost prepared to interrogate him through torture. Ghost was heard via radio for the rest of the mission as he attempted to pursue Rojas through the favela. After the capture of Rojas, Ghost was heard requesting extraction from Command, but to no avail. Despite this, Ghost managed to narrowly escape the favela with Captain MacTavish and Roach aboard Nikolai's helicopter.

Infiltration of the Russian Oil Rig / Rescuing Prisoner 627

After escaping South America, Ghost joined the rest of Task Force 141 as they prepared a counterattack with the US 6th Fleet against the Russians. Using information recovered from Rojas, they learn that Prisoner 627, the only man Makarov hated worse than the Americans, was locked away in a gulag, though the path leading to the prison was blocked by oil rigs, which were captured by the Russians and turned into makeshift SAM sites. Targeting the least-defended rig, Ghost and the rest of the 141 and Navy SEALs infiltrated and cleared the rig of hostiles and rescued several hostages in order to safely deactivate the SAM sites. Following the mission, Ghost joined the attack on the gulag holding Prisoner 627, where he would take control of gulag's security systems and guide his allies to the prisoner, who was soon revealed to be Captain John Price.

The Contingency

With Captain Price back in their ranks, he soon devised a contingency plan to end the war in America by infiltrating a Russian submarine base. Though Ghost and his team were initially separated from Price and Roach following their insertion, they would later meet up and converge on the Russian base, where Price took control of a Russian sub. However, Ghost was shocked when Price launched an ICBM at Washington D.C. where the Russian-American war raged on. Ghost contacted Command about Code Black, which was the statement that a threat of a nuclear weapon was launched and must be disposed of immediately. It was possible that he retracted this though after he learned about Price's intention.

The Search for Vladimir Makarov and Death

Using resources from his blank check, Shepherd deduced the last two safe havens for Makarov and his men at a safehouse on the Georgian-Russian Border and an airplane boneyard in Afghanistan. Knowing they have to be at two different places at once, Ghost nominates himself and Roach, along with a bulk of Task Force 141, to take the safehouse, while Soap and Price investigate the boneyard. After raiding the safehouse however, Makarov was nowhere to be found, though the safehouse was loaded ("A bloody gold mine" as Ghost said) with intel. Ghost, along with Roach, Ozone and Scarecrow, with sniper support from Archer and Toad, protected a DSM from Makarov's men while it downloaded sensitive information regarding Makarov's operations. After finishing the download, the team headed to the LZ that was set up by Shepherd, though Ozone and Scarecrow were both gunned down by enemy mortars, and Roach was injured. Ghost managed to get Roach to the LZ, but both were ultimately betrayed by Shepherd, who fatally shot the two in the chest at point-blank range with a .44 Magnum, just before Ghost could use his ACR. After Shepherd retrieved the DSM from Roach, Ghost's body was thrown into a ditch and set on fire along with Roach's.

Call of Duty: Mobile

Ghost appears in Call of Duty: Mobile and was added as part of the Season 1 Battle Pass. Ghost has also a prominent role in the Mobile Comics.

In some Desert in the Texas state, Ghost attacked a hideout used by a group of mercenaries and killed them off swiftly. He then goes into the basement along with his team, where he discovers that Makarov was using the lab to try and recreate Nova Gas, and was also using it as a missile silo that had missiles containing the replicated Nova Gas. The team is then ambushed by Makarov, who releases the gas and a team of mercenaries in Hazmat Suits. Ghost barely makes it out while his whole team is killed. Makarov then remotely launches the missiles, and Ghost can do nothing to stop them.

Ghost arrives in one of the cities Makarov targeted with Tank Dempsey, noting that it looked like the end of the world. As they search for clues, Tank notes that there was no tactical reason to target the city, but Ghost pulls him into cover as they are ambushed. Ghost kills the ambusher, a clown, and Tank picks up his weapon, noting that it was probably supplied from somewhere. The duo then finds an abandoned Gulag that was used as a hideout for Krueger and Mace. As Tank engages Krueger, Ghost engages Mace. Ghost throws a grenade, disarming Mace, which lead them fighting in the Showers hand to hand. As they were fighting, Tank arrives after failing to take down Krueger and fires at Mace, causing him to retreat. The two then descend down a staircase and encounter Reznov, who is in his early hundreds.

After taking a moment, Reznov tells Ghost and Tank what he did during his time in the Soviet Armed Forces. He tells them that he was on a covert mission to a secret facility belonging to the Germans. He and his team rush forward an assault on the base. Despite the overwhelming gunfire, Reznov manages to survive the slaughter and enters the facility, encountering the gas Nova 6. After executing all of the scientists in the facility, he retrieved the gas for the Russians, and they hid them in bunkers. Reznov then reveals that he is one of the few people who knows where the bunkers are. After Ghost extracts the information from Reznov, he calls Mara to locate Makarov and stop him.

Disappointed with the recent mission failure, Ghost contemplates of how they gathered next to no intel about their enemies. Mace in disguise attacks a building with his team of mercenaries then goes to Alcatraz to meet with an underground criminal magnate named Hidora Kai. Mace and Hidora start to plan out their next moves, disabling all electronic devices in the world, including military radio towers, communication centers, Mara and Soap's convoy and even the plane Ghost and Tank were flying in, using the EMP launched earlier. Ghost and Tank manage to survive and meet the other operators at The Club.

Ghost admits that the group has no way to fight Hidora and Mace, along with no way to locate them. Russell Adler appears and says that they do have ways to combat the new threat. After Ghost asks who he is, Price introduces Adler, and officially states the group is now a part of the United Anti-Terrorism Coalition, ending the introduction with "Ladies and gentlemen, we're going dark."

Adler and the rest of the team start to plan out their assault on Five Knights locations. When asked on how they would coordinate or even reach those locations, Adler presents the team with Swiss mechanical watches, which are unaffected by EMPs. Price also notes that Adler is not the only Cold War relic in operational state in the bunker, indicating an old helicopter.

Ghost and Tank strike a production facility in Hackney Yard, as part of their assault on key Five Knight locations. Meanwhile Tank comes across Mace, who knocks Tank down and snatches his weapon, and opens fire at him. Ghost comes too late to save him. Enraged, Ghost then starts beating up Mace, ultimately subduing and arresting him.

Later, Price, Ghost and Adler discuss the aftermath of their joint operation; Mace is in a Black Site facing interrogation, Templar and Hidora are in the wind, Soap is injured but will be battle ready within a few weeks. It is further revealed that Mara made it out alive, but was wounded badly and is in a coma. Ghost admits that they won the battle and takes an oath that he will "Win the War."

As Ghost expresses grief for not being able to save Tank and the fact that they don't have enough time and intel, Adler comforts him by saying that they do have intel and mentions that there is a place in Siberia from where Makarov possibly got the Nova Gas from. He then says that it's coming all around the same way like it did during his days, and narrates his story. Some time during the Cold War, Adler led a small team into a Soviet facility in Siberia along with his friend Stansfield. They had found out crucial information about something that the Five Knights could also have gotten their hands on, and eventually carried out. However, when tried to exfil, they were surrounded by a large group of enemies, and Stansfield stayed behind to cover their escape, only to be shot dead, which Adler could do nothing but watch in horror. Back in present day, Adler finishes his story by saying that both Stansfield and Tank knew what they were doing, and so should Ghost. When Ghost questions if the research facility is of any more importance, Adler says that there might be something left in there, although it will be a long shot. Ghost agrees and says that he will take it, to which Adler responds that they will have to wait, and Ghost must not rush for revenge. Ghost in response says that this is not about revenge, and they must get the intel before the Five Knights do. Adler replies that they cannot risk to lose any more men as the Five Knights already hit other bases hard, and tells Ghost that he must be patient. Ghost takes it for an excuse to do nothing and walks away, much to Adler's dismay.

Overridden with guilt, Ghost comes to visit the still comatose Mara and expresses grief for not being able to save them. He then promises that he will end this for all and places Tank's dog tag on her palms and leaves. When Price cannot find Ghost, he comes to Soap asking for his whereabouts. Adler comes to them saying that he knows where Ghost is, and he is "doing something stupid". When Price asks what Adler has done, he replies that he told Ghost about the operation in Siberia.

Ghost arrives via Snowmobile at the Soviet base Adler told him about and begins to investigate. He realises that someone has been here recently as he finds recently opened canned food and a map which is dated around the present. He is then startled by a voice saying: "The enemy of my enemy....is my friend". The man turns out to me none other than Makarov. Ghost is shocked to see Makarov still alive, since Mara had confirmed he had been shot in the head. Makarov explains that Mace also saw him die but "appearances are deceiving" and that he needed to fake his death since their goals had diverged. Makarov also states that he knows that Ghost has arrived to seek information on how to defeat The Five Knights and that he has said information. When questioned about their identity and goals, Makarov says that the Knights consist of 5 individuals with different goals who were useful to each other as he was useful to them, and proceeds to list them off. Rorke heads the mercenaries, Hidora, who is looking for corporate profits, Mace, only wanting the downfall of the government, Raul Menendez, who wants control of the system by hijacking it, and a fifth member whose identity Makarov says will keep secret, unless Ghost takes him in.

Ghost agrees, and as they exit the facility, Templar appears, blowing up Ghost's snowmobile. Ghost tells Makarov to run and fires at Templar. Unfortunately, the bullets cannot penetrate his armor and he mocks Ghost that he should have "brought bigger bullets", disabling and then breaking Ghost's gun. When Ghost asks who he is, Templar introduces himself, then stabs Ghost in the wrist with one of his throwing knives. When Ghost tries to retaliate, Templar performs a coup de grace on him, downing him. Templar then inspects Ghost's body, stating that he expected a more equal individual to fight with. He then takes Ghost's balaclava as a souvenir before leaving, saying "That's one less loose end."

Some time later, Price and Soap arrive at the Soviet base, remarking on Ghost's rashness, and start searching the area. They soon find a folded paper on the bloodied ground, and as Price opens it, he finds Ghost's dog tag. It is then revealed that Makarov took Ghost's body, as he is seen dragging it towards a cliff. There, he rendezvous with a team of Ghosts led by Captain Merrick, and hands them over Ghost's body.

In a twist of events at a later time, Ghost is revealed to be still alive (likely brought back to life by the Ghosts through unknown means). He arrives in Texas after Price and his team were ambushed by Templar, Dame and Rorke. He is also accompanied by the Ghosts' German Shepherd Riley.

Ghost then tells Templar that they have a score to settle--so Templar throws his knife at him, but he manages to swivel it around his wrist and throw it back, hitting Rorke in his forearm. He then tells his fellow Ghosts to secure Rorke and the facility while he deals with Templar.

"Mission failed, we'll get 'em next time!"

"The Russians ain't gonna let this massacre go unanswered. It's gonna get bloody."

"And they're killing a thousand Americans for every dead civilian in Moscow. Looks like we're all out of friends."

"Let's do this!"

"All we got out of Rojas, is that the only guy Makarov hates worse than Americans is locked up in a gulag.

"Bloody yanks! I thought they were the good guys!"

"We have a nuclear missile launch! Missile in the air! Missile in the air! Code Black! Code Black!"

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Lieutenant Simon "Ghost" Riley (13 November 1984-) is a British soldier serving as an operator in NATO Task Force 141 , having previously served as an operator in the British Army 's Special Air Service .

Riley was responsible for the deaths of Zaragoza Cartel leader Manuel Roba , brainwashed Delta Force operators and the killers of his family Kevin Sparks and Marcus Washington , and Brazilian arms dealer Alejandro Rojas . He was thought to be killed by General Herschel Shepherd on the Georgian-Russian border, though he survived after enduring severe burns, returning to England after World War III . Riley recovered for several months, returning to the SAS and participating in several operations.

Riley was recruited back into the reactivated Task Force 141, serving in Verdansk and in the Americas during the 2022 Al-Qatala missile crisis .

  • 1.1 Early life
  • 1.2.1 Betrayal and attempted brainwashing
  • 1.2.2 Nightmares
  • 1.2.3 Set-up
  • 1.2.4 Revenge
  • 1.3.1 Ukrainian school
  • 1.3.2 Favela
  • 1.3.3 Oil rig
  • 1.3.4 Gulag
  • 1.3.5 Missile in the air
  • 1.3.6 Near-death
  • 1.3.7 Return
  • 1.4.1 Death of Ghorbrani
  • 1.4.2 Attempted capture of Hassan Zyani
  • 1.4.3 Cartel raid
  • 1.4.4 Extraction and interrogation of Hassan Zyani
  • 1.4.5 Capture of El Sin Nombre
  • 1.4.6 Gulf of Mexico
  • 1.4.7 Betrayal and escape
  • 1.4.8 Prison break
  • 1.4.9 Retaliation
  • 1.4.10 Chicago

Biography [ ]

Early life [ ].

Simon Riley was born on 13 November 1984 in Manchester , England , UK , to an abusive father. His father would taunt the young Simon with dangerous animals, and his younger brother Tommy would wear a skull mask at night to scare Simon. One time, his father took him to a concert from the punk band Bone Lickers, where Simon saw his first dead body: a prostitute who overdosed on drugs. He eventually earned an apprenticeship as a butcher at a grocery store.

Simon soon signed up for the British Army after 9/11 at age of 18, qualifying for the Special Air Service and passing the grueling trials to enter. In January 2003, Simon came home to find his father having repeatedly cheated on his mother and Tommy becoming addicted to drugs. Simon temporarily retired until he could fix his families lives: he beat and threw his father out of the house in March 2004 for beating his mother, and he helped Tommy kick the drug habit and marry a woman named Beth in June 2006: the two would eventually have a son named Joseph.

Betrayal and attempted brainwashing [ ]

On the night of 31 October 2010, Riley cross-loaded with Delta Force to hunt down Manuel Roba , the leader of the Zaragoza Cartel based in Coahuila , Mexico . He deployed with Lieutenant Kevin Sparks , Corporal James Cumberland , Sergeant Marcus Washington , Corporal Harris Sykes , and Major Duncan Vernon as part of the third team to go after Roba.

However, Vernon sabotaged the mission by informing Roba and tampering with Sykes' parachute, causing it to fail and Sykes to be killed by the fall. The plan was to infiltrate the Day of the Dead festival and get into Roba's estate where he would be assassinated. Riley witnessed Cumberland sneaking off to talk on a pay phone, shortly followed afterwards by Roba's men. The mission went forward, though Riley eventually found the heavily tortured Cumberland and was shortly captured by the traitorous Vernon.

Riley, Cumberland, and Washington undergo brutal torture over the next several weeks, breaking Riley's spirit. Roba began brainwashing the three of them, but Riley turned out to be extremely difficult to brainwash, As a result, he was thrown into a coffin containing the corpse of Vernon and buried alive. Riley took Vernon's jawbone and broke out of the coffin, escaping through to Texas , where a Texas Ranger found him. After that, it took him a week to return to Credenhill , Herefordshire by 18 December. When he got back to base, Riley was dehydrated, delirious, and had infected sores all across his body. Riley was placed on a four-month leave by Major Glenn Hoskins to recover from this state.

Nightmares [ ]

Riley became plagued by nightmares revolving around hurting women; unbeknownst to him, this was a residual effect from Roba's brainwashing. He spoke to his mother, who told him to visit his cancer-stricken father. Riley then saw his psychiatrist, Dr. Emma Halloway , where he told Halloway he saw his father as pure evil, even more so than Roba.

Hoping to resolve his nightmares, Riley visited the escaped and now-Captain Sparks and Lieutenant Washington at a Manchester bar on 24 December. Sparks and Washington were transferring to Afghanistan through RAF Bonington , though stayed briefly when they heard that Riley was okay. There, Sparks talked about his new position in Afghanistan and openly how he would let the door open for heroin and human trafficking. Riley confirmed that Sparks betrayed his country by serving Roba, having been brainwashed fully. He secretly alerted the authorities while Sparks and Washington attempted to rape a woman who just left the bar, though a police siren drives them away.

At an inn, Riley finally pulled a knife on Sparks and disarmed him, but jumped out of a window as Washington fired his pistol at Riley, catching him in the leg. Riley then made his way to his family house, where he found his entire family gunned down on Christmas Eve.

Riley laughed out of pure agony, grabbing a gun and preparing to kill himself. However, he couldn't do it, and instead called Major Hoskins. However, a different man answered, informing Riley that Hoskins was killed. Riley went back to Sparks' room at the inn only to find it empty. He then called his psychiatrist, only to be answered by Sparks that they killed her to set him up. Riley figured this out, and escaped the room before Washington fired a grenade to destroy it.

Riley then visited his father, where he was hooked up to a life support machine. There, Riley was reminded of the Bone Lickers concert where he saw a dead prostitute. Though his father begged his son to kill him, Riley left the room. He listened in another room as Sparks and Washington shot his father to death.

Revenge [ ]

By January 2011, Riley was the most wanted man in Britain for the supposed killings. Vowing revenge, Riley climbed under an inbound truck to RAF Bonington and sneaked into the admin building to find where Sparks and Washington were staying. He slit Washington's throat as he slept and took Sparks hostage. As Riley arrived at his family house in a stolen car with Sparks, Riley told him that he would torture Sparks to death and went into another room. However, Sparks broke free and claimed a tire iron, bursting into the room. Riley then shot him to death.

Riley flew to Coahuila, Mexico, where he ambushed Roba's right-hand man Gilberto Alvarez and tortured him at the abandoned brainwashing facility for information on Roba. He discovers Roba was hiding in a compound in Chiapas while the cartels were torn apart by the US military in Coahuila. Riley managed to evade the many dangers and ambush Roba, killing him. Soon after, a helicopter containing Lieutenant General Herschel Shepherd landed, recruiting Riley to what would become Task Force 141 under the callsign of "Ghost".

Ukrainian school [ ]

In 2012, a grade school in Ukraine was attacked by Inner Circle terrorists, intending to kill them unless they received several million dollars in rubles. Ghost was sent in alone, distracting the terrorists as he told them his life story before killing one and allowing the rest of 141 to kill the rest.

Oil rig [ ]

Missile in the air [ ], near-death [ ], missile crisis [ ], death of ghorbrani [ ], attempted capture of hassan zyani [ ], cartel raid [ ], extraction and interrogation of hassan zyani [ ], capture of el sin nombre [ ], gulf of mexico [ ], betrayal and escape [ ], prison break [ ], retaliation [ ], chicago [ ].

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Lieutenant Simon "Ghost" Riley was born on may 18 and he was a British character in CallDuty: Modern Warfare 2 and the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 graphic novel comic series Modern Warfare 2: Ghost . He is the second in command of Task Force 141 who is known as the "silent killer" in MacTavish's squad. Ghost is seen wearing red sunglasses and a skull patterned balaclava.

  • 1.1 Modern Warfare 2: Ghost
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  • 2 Locations

Biography [ ]

Modern warfare 2: ghost [ ].

The comic miniseries tells of Ghost's exploits before and up to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 conflict. The first mission depicted in the series has a captured Special Ops soldier wearing a skull-patterned balaclava in a classroom filled with children of a Ukrainian school that has been taken over by terrorists (who threaten to kill one child each hour if their demands are not met). The soldier passes the time by telling a story of his friend, Simon "Ghost" Riley on a mission in Mexico. The SAS loaned "Ghost" to USSOCOM to bust a heroin cartel that has recently begun smuggling terrorists into the U.S. This mission takes place on the Mexican holiday, "Day of the Dead", when Riley and the others wear skull facepaint and skeleton costumes to blend in with the celebrating crowd at the party in which the leader of the Heroin Cartel is throwing. This is presumed at this time to be where he dons his signature skull-patterned balaclava as Riley is shot and assumed dead at the end of Modern Warfare 2: Ghost #1.

During Modern Warfare 2: Ghost #2 it is revealed that Ghost and his team are captured by the Mexican cartel, and during their captivity they endure continuous torture and brainwashing techniques in order to be used as hired guns for various criminal and terrorist groups. Throughout this ordeal the reader sees flashbacks of Riley's early life, from his childhood and how he had to endure an abusive fiend of a father. To his early years in the SAS and how he, after coming back from his first tour of duty in Afghanistan on January of 2003, takes care of his abused mother and helps clean up his drug-addicted younger brother named Tommy. In March of 2004 he finally puts an end to his father and in June of 2006 Riley is seen as best man at his brother Tommy's wedding, who is now completely free of drugs. During these flashbacks, many of Riley's adversaries are seen wearing "ghostly" makeup (presumably a hallucination of Riley) of similar style to that worn by participants in the Day of the Dead celebration. Eventually, the USSOCOM members Sparks and Washington are able to escape, having learned that the Mexican cartel plan to kill them due to the fact they can not break them down, but are forced to leave Riley behind. Moments later, Riley is buried alive with the decaying corpse of Major Pezz. It's also mentioned that ghost succs soaps dicc.

At the start of Modern Warfare 2: Ghost #3 By using Vernon's lower jaw bone Riley digs himself up from the grave, which took him thirteen hours, and later found by a Texas sheriff. The story then jumps to December 18th 2010, Riley is being debriefed about his experience to his superiors. Physically Riley is fine, but his superiors fear that his mental state is still in question. Riley has nightmares everytime he sleeps, with Roba haunting and taunting him. While spending Christmas with his family, Riley gets a surprised visit from Sparks. While having a beer together at a local pub, Sparks and Riley rehash old times and their experience during those hellish months in Mexico. Sparks tells Riley that he and Washington are getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan. As they are walking back home Sparks approaches a young woman he previously saw at the pub and tries to sweet talker to bed, the young woman is not impressed. Angrily Sparks knocks the woman out, and orders Riley to help him get her inside her house so that they can rape her. Riley secretly calls the police, and they arrive just before any harm could be done to the woman, forcing Riley and Sparks to retreat. Once they both arrive at Spark' hotel room, Riley suspects that Sparks is up to something and when he finally pieces together the clues Sparks points a gun at Riley's head. Riley immediately disarms Sparks, and interrogates him. Sparks reveals that he and Washington have been working for Roba, showing that they had been successfully brainwashed, but before Riley could get any more information Washington arrives from a task and attempts to gun down Riley. Riley escapes by jumping through Sparks' hotel window, slightly injuring his leg, and steals a cab to make his get away. Remembering what Roba said about his family, Riley speeds towards his family's home and witnesses a shocking display. His mother, brother Tom, Tom's wife Beth, and his nephew Joseph have all been executed, no doubt by Washington himself. In the end Riley claims that he will kill them all; Sparks, Washington, Roba and his entire organization. Character played by: Daniel Angel Fuentes

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 [ ]

Lt. Simon "Ghost" Riley is first seen in Takedown talking to Captain MacTavish via radio while they search for Rojas's assistant. After Soap and Roach begin pursuing the assistant, Ghost meets up with them at the Hotel Rio and joins the chase. Once the assistant is taken down by Roach, he is seen with MacTavish preparing to interrogate him. Ghost is then heard via radio for the rest of the mission as he attempts to pursue Rojas through the Favela. After the capture of Rojas, Ghost is heard requesting extraction from Command but to no avail.

Ghost appears in the mission The Hornet's Nest where Task Force 141 attempts to escape Rio de Janiero while being pursued by the Brazilian Militia. He manages to escape with Captain MacTavish and Roach aboard Nikolai's helicopter. He then takes part in the infiltration of the Russian oil rig, which is being used as a makeshift SAM (Surface-to-Air-Missile) site in The Only Easy Day...Was Yesterday. After clearing the oil rig, Ghost takes part in the operation to rescue John Price from The Gulag. He takes control of the gulag's security systems and guides Soap and Roach to the prisoner.

Ghost does not reappear until Contingency where he helps Captain Price infiltrate a Russian submarine base along with other Task Force 141 members. However, he is shocked after Price launches an ICBM at Washington DC where the Russian-American war rages on. Ghost's final appearance is in Loose Ends where he leads a strike-team to search for Vladimir Makarov at his safehouse on the Georgian-Russian border. However, Makarov is nowhere to be seen but the safehouse is rich with intel. Ghost along with Roach, Ozone and Scarecrow with sniper support from Archer and Toad, protect the DSM while it downloads information regarding Makarov's operations. As the team head to the LZ set up by Shepherd, Ozone and Scarecrow are killed by enemy mortars and Roach is injured. Ghost manages to get Roach to the LZ but Roach is betrayed by Shepherd who shoots Ghost, before he could level his ACR, in the chest at point-blank range with a .44 Magnum. Ghost is last seen being thrown into a ditch along with Roach. Although the player only sees Roach being covered in gasoline and set on fire, Ghost is undoubtedly lit on fire along with him (the soldiers would not have left unless they were sure they both were dead).

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  • Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - Caught Rojas, Tortured Rojas and Rojas' right-hand man and escaped on Nikolai's PaveLow helicopter.
  • Vikorevkha 36 Oil Platform - Secured hostages and the oil rig. Phase one of Prisoner Extraction operation.
  • Petropavslok, Russia - Assisted Task Force 141 in the rescue of Prisoner #627. Phase two of Prisoner Extraction operation.
  • 140 Miles East of Petropavslok, Russia - Raided a submarine base with Captain Price and Roach.
  • Georgian-Russian Border - Secured a DSM on Makarov's intel. Betrayed along with Roach and killed by General Shepherd.
  • Ghost gets his headgear from one of his first missions in the S.A.S., where he must kill a rogue drug dealer, known as Roba, however most of his team are killed, as he shoots his way out of trouble, but is nearly killed by Roba himself.
  • Craig Fairbrass (who voiced Gaz in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare ) provides the voice of Ghost.
  • Like Gaz, the two have had great time in the running course, Gaz having 19 seconds and Ghost having 18 seconds.
  • Ghost is somehow able to use a SCUBA mask during the oil rig mission, despite wearing a mask and having no mouth hole cut out for the breathing apparatus.
  • Ghost's ever rising popularity has even prompted people to make their own balaclavas based off of Ghost's.
  • In military terms, a "ghost" is someone who is undetectable and is nearly impossible to follow.
  • On the side of Ghost's 's Avatar clothing's headphones, it says "11/10/09"; a reference to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's release date, which was November 10th, 2009.
  • Ghost's face is never actually seen in the campaign.
  • There is an achievement/trophy named "Ghost", though it actually has nothing to do with the character himself.
  • Ghost is the multiplayer announcer for Task Force 141, and is the announcer for most (but not all, such as "Time Trial") Special Ops missions.
  • On Infinity Ward's website Ghost was voted favorite (new) character in : Modern Warfare 2 .
  • His outfit can be bought and worn by Xbox Live Avatars for 400 Microsoft points.
  • In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized , almost all of the SAS dress like Ghost, but without the skull design on the balaclava.
  • Ghost is the only member of Task Force 141 (apart from Price) who refers to Captain MacTavish as "Soap".
  • Due to his past career in the S.A.S. and his calling of MacTavish by his old nickname, BABYGIRL BABYGIRL BABYGIRL alongside Soap before joining Task Force 141, and maybe even Price.
  • Ghost wears many different balaclavas, all with different colors, but they maintain the same exact skull pattern.
  • One of Ghost's melee takedowns is exactly as the one in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare when Roycewicz is taken down and killed by an OpFor soldier in "The Bog".
  • An article on IGN has revealed that Infinity Ward is discussing a spin-off game for Ghost; possibly a prequel for him. It has been highly speculated that Ghost's rumored game will be featured as Downloadable Content, and that it will take place in the events of his comic series Modern Warfare 2: Ghost .
  • It is strange how voice actor Craig Fairbrass referred to him as being "like the head of the whole S.A.S." in his interview at the London Premiere of : Modern Warfare 2 , while both Captain MacTavish and Captain Price outrank him.
  • The player can overhear two Rangers talking about how Ghost completed the training course in 18.28 seconds with only an M1911, far faster than any of the Rangers.
  • On a more ironic note, though Ghost is known as the "silent killer," he is very vocal throughout the missions he appears in, to the point to be told to "cut the chatter" in The Gulag.
  • It's odd how Ghost is always referred as a Sergeant in several places (including the first comic book information on DC Comics site), even though he is said to be a Lieutenant in the first comic book.
  • In an Interview with IGN Robert Bowling was asked if there is a possibility that Ghost is still alive and he stated "Ghost... isn't exactly dead... but you'll see what I mean soon." This means that in the game for Ghost that it might take place after "Loose Ends" or explain what happened to him after the end of "Loose Ends". This could be true because if you watch when the man pours gasoline on them, it only goes on Roach and not Ghost. Or it could be figurative language as it might mean there will be a game with Ghost taking place before his death. But it's not known if Ghost is really dead yet or not. Alternatively it could mean that Ghost-as a character is dead, but as part of the Call of Duty franchise he will live on; this is more likely, given X-Box magazine's alleged confirmation of his own game and the fact he has a six part comic series.
  • According to X-Box magazine, Ghost will be getting his own DLC.
  • If you watch the video below you can see two separate fires, one on yourself (Roach) and the other on Ghost (Or where his body should be lieing from your viewpoint)
  • In some levels, Ghost's M4A1 can be seen with a foregrip. However, if the player watches Ghost firing the weapon, he uses the standard offhand stance, without using the grip.
  • Ghost has brown/hazel eyes in the comic, but blue eyes in the actual game.
  • It might be said Ghost is a computer hacker, as in The Gulag, he hacks the system to help Soap and Roach find Captain Price, Just like Gaz did.
  • In the reveal trailer for : Modern Warfare 2 , one of the scenes in which Soap prepares to interrogate and torture Rojas' assistant, there is someone else holding and sparking the jumper cables. In the game, Ghost would be performing those actions with the jumper cables. This may be the true face of Ghost, but it is most likely just a placeholder character model. However, this isn't too special, as we've already seen Ghost's face in the comic. That is, assuming that Ghost truly is Simon Riley.
  • On the level "The Only Easy Day was Yesterday", you can see a knife strapped to Ghost's suit with the word "Titanium" written on it.
  • Ghost may be an homage to Gaz from Call of Duty 4 : Modern Warfare' , as both characters are the right hand of the Squad Leader (Cpt. Price and Soap), both of them got killed by the main antagonists (Zakhaev and Shepherd), both were shot with a high-caliber sidearm, both are more vocal throughout the game compared to the other soldiers in their squad, and both of them were voiced by Craig Fairbass .
  • Neither Captain MacTavish or Captain Price notice any shared characteristics Ghost has to Gaz as both Captain MacTavish and Captain Price has served alongside Gaz.
  • Ghost always has his glasses on, even underwater or in dark places.
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The reboot version of Riley was briefly mentioned in the 2019 reboot title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare , before making his full debut in the 2022 sequel, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II . This version of Riley is depicted as having his entire face, save for his eyes, concealed by a skull-shaped mask. He appears in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Ghosts as a skin in multiplayer.

Riley is considered to be a breakout character for Modern Warfare 2 , and is oftentimes cited as one of the most popular characters of the Call of Duty franchise.

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Appearances [ edit ]

Call of duty: modern warfare 2 (2009) [ edit ].

Riley is first introduced in the fifth mission of Modern Warfare 2, "Takedown." He is voiced by Craig Fairbrass . [1]

Modern Warfare (2019 reboot) [ edit ]

In the ending scene of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare , Riley first appears as potential recruit for Task Force 141, along with Mactavish and Kyle "Gaz" Garrick.

In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (2022) , Riley returns to the campaign, which takes place in a new timeline. [2] He is portrayed by actor Samuel Roukin . [3]

Reception [ edit ]

Simon "Ghost" Riley is considered to be one of the most iconic characters of the franchise. [4] [5] [6] Riley's death in Modern Warfare 2 is often cited as an example of a impactful plot twist in gaming. [7] [8] [9] [10]

The presence of Riley, along with other male characters in fan fiction of the series has been the subject of scholarly attention. [11] Riley's depiction in Modern Warfare II has lead to him becoming the subject of homoerotic fan art and shipping with series protagonist Soap MacTavish. [12] [13] [14] [15]

References [ edit ]

  • ↑ McNulty, Thomas (2022-05-25). "Fan-Favorite Soldiers Ghost & Soap Return For Modern Warfare 2" . ScreenRant . Retrieved 2022-08-30 .
  • ↑ Cooper, Dalton (2022-05-25). "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Reveals New Actor for Ghost" . Game Rant . Retrieved 2022-08-30 .
  • ↑ Thomas, Harrison (2022-11-08). "Who is Ghost in Modern Warfare 2? Answered" . Dot Esports . Retrieved 2022-11-21 .
  • ↑ Das, Manish. "Modern Warfare 2 Ghost unmasked - How does the operator look under his skull veil" . www.sportskeeda.com . Retrieved 2022-11-21 .
  • ↑ www.webdevo.ie; Austin, Kevin (2022-11-17). "Call of Duty Modern Warfare II Campaign Review" . GamesReviews.com . Retrieved 2022-11-21 . the lone wolf himself, fan favorite Simon “Ghost” Riley
  • ↑ "Biggest Betrayals In Video Game History Ranked" . Fossbytes . 2022-07-29 . Retrieved 2022-08-30 . The betrayal of General Shepherd came as a shock to all Call of Duty fans, as the moment in Modern History 2 showed the death of Simon “Ghost” Riley.
  • ↑ "Worst Games Betrayals! General Shepherd MW2 To Lance - Vance GTA Vice City" . IWMBuzz . 2021-11-12 . Retrieved 2022-08-30 .
  • ↑ "The greatest video game betrayals ever" . GameRevolution . 2019-01-12 . Retrieved 2022-08-30 .
  • ↑ Gagnon, Frédérick (2010-06-27). " " Invading Your Hearts and Minds": Call of Duty® and the (Re)Writing of Militarism in U.S. Digital Games and Popular Culture" . European journal of American studies (in français). 5 (3). doi : 10.4000/ejas.8831 . ISSN   1991-9336 .
  • ↑ Tompkins, J. E. (2017). Heart breakers and life takers: Negotiated readings of military masculinities in Modern Warfare’s fanfiction. In N. Garrelts (Ed.), Responding to Call of Duty: Critical essays on the game franchise. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. Retrieved 2022-08-30.
  • ↑ Bevan, Rhiannon (2022-11-04). "Gamers Are Mad That People Find Ghost Hot In Modern Warfare 2" . TheGamer . Retrieved 2022-11-21 .
  • ↑ King, Jade (2022-11-07). "Ghost and Soap Are Totally Boyfriends In Modern Warfare 2" . TheGamer . Retrieved 2022-11-21 .
  • ↑ "TikTok Is Bimbofying Modern Warfare II's Ghost And Veteran Players Are Big Mad" . Kotaku . 2022-11-09 . Retrieved 2022-11-21 .
  • ↑ "The 'Babygirlification' Of Ghost From Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II" . Kotaku Australia . 2022-11-07 . Retrieved 2022-11-21 .

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Lieutenant Simon "Ghost" Riley was a British special forces operator who is is the second-in-command of Task Force 141, and is seen wearing dark red sunglasses and a skull-patterned balaclava along with headphones with a mic. Ghost was tasked with finding Vladimir Makarov after the terrorist leader enacted World War III via the Zahkhaev Airport massacre, but would be betrayed and killed by General Shepherd. His death would be avenged by Captain Price and Soap MacTavish, who then went on to end the war and later eliminate Makarov.

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Tier : 9-B physically, 9-C to 9-B with weapons

Name: Simon "Ghost" Riley

Origin: Call of Duty

Gender: Male

Age: Unknown

Classification: 22nd Regiment Special Air Service Lieutenant, Second in Command of Task Force 141

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics , Weapon Mastery , Master Combatant , Stealth Mastery and Torture Expertise

Attack Potency : Wall level physically (Comparable to the Task Force 141 members), Street level to Wall level with weapons (Almost all of them are on this level)

Speed : At least Peak Human , Supersonic to Supersonic+ attack speed with firearms

Lifting Strength : Athletic Human

Striking Strength : Wall level

Durability : Wall level

Stamina : Peak Human (Ghost can keep up with his allies during missions and hasn't shown any fatigue)

Range : Standard Melee Range, Several Meters with firearms

Standard Equipment : ACR, AT4, G18, M4A1, M9, MK46, M1911 .45, Thumper, Intervention, MP5K, MP5, Browning HP, Desert Eagle, Micro Uzi, SCAR-L, Knife and Throwing Knife.

Intelligence : High (A technical specialist and field commander subordinate to Captain MacTavish. He is known to condone torture as a method of interrogation.)

Weaknesses: None notable.

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Sergeant Simon "Ghost" Riley was a British character in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 graphic novel comic series Modern Warfare 2: Ghost . He is the second in command of Task Force 141 who is known as the "silent killer" in MacTavish's squad. Ghost is seen wearing red sunglasses and a skull patterned balaclava.{|summary="Contents" class="toc" id="toc" |

The comic miniseries tells of Ghost's exploits before and up to the Modern Warfare 2 conflict. The first mission depicted in the series has a captured operator wearing a skull balaclava in a Ukrainian school that has been taken over by terrorists (who threaten to kill one child each hour if their demands are not met). The operator passes the time by telling a story of his friend, Simon "Ghost" Riley on a mission in Mexico. The SAS loaned him to USSOCOM to bust a heroin cartel that has recently begun smuggling terrorists into the U.S.. This mission takes place on the Mexican holiday, "Day of the Dead" and Simon and the others wear skull face paint and skeleton costumes to blend in with the celebrating crowd at the party in which the leader of the Heroin Cartel is throwing. This is presumed at this time to be where the skull balaclava comes in as Riley is shot and assumed dead at the end of Modern Warfare 2: Ghost #1.http://

Ghost starts actively participating with Task Force 141 when they are deployed to Rio De Janeiro . He helps MacTavish interrogate Rojas's right-hand man Faust and later helps take part in cornering Rojas. He then later helps in securing an oil rig in Russia to facilitate an infiltration operation in a Russian Gulag. He seems to have replaced Gaz as the technical specialist and has the same voice of Gaz.

While on a mission in the Caucasus Mountains on the Russian/Georgian border, Russia, Ghost, Ozone , Scarecrow and Gary "Roach" Sanderson are investigating one of Makarov's safehouses when an ambush occurs which results in four Task Force 141 soldiers being killed. Ghost manages to regroup the squad and move on to securing the estate, with the help of their snipers, Archer and Toad .

Ghost and Roach manage to copy Makarov's files onto a portable DSM. With an overwhelming amount of enemies and no means of reaching the safety of the mountains, Ghost, Roach, Ozone and Scarecrow (if the latter two are still alive) make a suicidal run through enemy lines to reach an emergency LZ set up by General Shepherd. Scarecrow and Ozone are killed and Roach is wounded by a mortar. Ghost manages to grab Roach and drag him down the rest of the hill to the LZ.

Shepherd appears off the helicopter and asks Ghost if he has the DSM. Shepherd having paid Makarov to start the war knows that his name is on the DSM. As soon as Ghost confirms he does, Shepherd fatally shoots Roach. Ghost, surprised at what has just suddenly transpired, reacts too late, and is also fatally shot by Shepherd.

Ghost and Roach's bodies are tossed into a ditch, covered in gasoline, and set alight by Shepherd's cigar.http://

  • According to December's DC Comics advance solicitations , Ghost's real name is Sergeant Riley.
  • Upon close inspection, it can be seen that his skull mask is actually sewn into his Balaclava.
  • Craig Fairbrass (who voiced Gaz in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare ) provides the voice of Ghost.
  • At the end of " Loose Ends ", Shepherd shoots Ghost once with his .44 Magnum Revolver . Yet when his body is tossed into the ditch next to Roach's, it looks like there are 2-3 more bullet wounds to his torso. It is likely that he was shot off-camera by a Shadow Company soldier to make sure he was dead.
  • Coincidentally, he also dies in manner similar to Gaz; being shot with a high-caliber pistol on Day 6.
  • In military terms, a "ghost" is someone who is undetectable and is nearly impossible to follow.
  • Ghost is the multiplayer announcer for Task Force 141.
  • Ghost is also the announcer for most (but not all, such as " Time Trial ") Special Ops missions.
  • After Sanderson is shot, Ghost screams "Noooo!", suggesting that he and Sanderson might have been good friends
  • On Infinity Ward 's website Ghost was voted the most favorite (new) character in Modern Warfare 2.
  • His outfit can be bought and worn by Xbox LIVE Avatars for 400 Microsoft points.
  • In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized , almost all of the S.A.S. dress like Ghost, but without the skull design on the balaclava.
  • It is interesting to note that Ghost is the only member of Task Force 141 (apart from Price) who refers to Captain MacTavish as "Soap".
  • Ghost wears many different balaclavas, all with different colors, but they maintain the same exact skull pattern.
  • The player can briefly see his eyes behind his scuba goggles in the beginning of " The Only Easy Day...Was Yesterday ".
  • One of Ghost's melee takedowns is exactly identical to the one in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare when Roycewicz is taken down and killed by an OpFor soldier in " The Bog ".
  • An article on IGN has revealed that Infinity Ward is discussing a spin-off game for Ghost; possibly a prequel for him. It has been highly speculated that Ghost's rumored game will be featured as Downloadable Content, and that it will take place in the events of his comic series Modern Warfare 2: Ghost .
  • It is strange how voice actor Craig Fairbrass referred to him as being "like the head of the whole S.A.S." in his interview at the London Premiere of Modern Warfare 2 , while both Captain MacTavish and Captain Price outrank him.
  • The player can overhear two Rangers talking about how Ghost completed the training course in 8.28 seconds with the M1911 pistol. Far faster than any of the Rangers.
  • On a more ironic note, though Ghost is known as the "silent killer," he is very vocal throughout the missions he appears in, to the point to be told to "cut the chatter" in " The Gulag ".
  • It's highly speculated that Ghost is a Sergeant, but this may be false. It only states he is a Sergeant in his comic book series which takes place a few years before he joins Task Force 141, so in that time frame considering what skilled soldier he is, he may have risen one or two ranks.
  • It's odd how Ghost is always refered as a Sergeant in several places (including the first comic book information on DC Comics site), even though he is said to be a lieutenant in the first comic book.http://
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Lieutenant Simon "Ghost" Riley is a major protagonist in the 2009 video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and its 2020 campaign remaster, and the titular protagonist of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 graphic novel comic series Modern Warfare 2: Ghost . He also appears as a supporting character in Call of Duty: Online , a playable skin in Call of Duty: Ghosts and a playable character in Call of Duty: Heroes and Call of Duty: Mobile (and also appears as a main character in Mobile's comic storyline).

He was a British special forces operator who is is the second-in-command of Task Force 141, and is seen wearing dark red sunglasses and a skull-patterned balaclava along with headphones with a mic. Ghost was tasked with finding Vladimir Makarov after the terrorist leader enacted World War III via the Zahkhaev Airport massacre, but would be betrayed and killed by General Shepherd. His death would be avenged by Captain Price and Soap MacTavish, who then went on to end the war and later eliminate Makarov.

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Simon "Ghost" Riley is one of the two playable protagonists of Call of Duty: All Out War 2 , alongside John MacTavish . An expert in clandestine tradecraft, sabotage and infiltration. He lives with a redacted past and an undercover present, marked by a concealed appearance to hide his identity and maintain anonymity in the field. After stopping Imran Zakheav , Ghost got an invitation to Task Force 141 , which he accepted.

He is set to return for Call of Duty: All Out War 3 .

  • 1.1.1 Asssination of Ghobonach
  • 1.1.2 Capture of Victor Zakheav
  • 1.1.3 Delivering Crippling Blows
  • 1.1.4 Re-Capture of Victor Zakheav
  • 1.1.5 Betrayal and Escape
  • 1.1.6 Rescue and Revenge
  • 1.1.7 Stopping Zakheav and the Nukes
  • 1.2 Formation of Task Force 141

Biography [ ]

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 infiltration into denied areas and hazardous environments. Ghost concealed his identity under a hallmark skull figured mask to maintain anonymity in the field.

War against Zakheav and Chang [ ]

Asssination of ghobonach [ ].

On July 15th, 2024, Ghost, present in Doha, Qater; works with General Shepherd and Shadow Company commander Philip Graves to asssinate a high value target - General Ghobonach , a russian general during his arms deal with chinese operators. After marking the location, Graves delivers a tomohawk missile to the area and blows it up, effectively killing the general and all of the operators. Ghost leaves the area afterwards.

Capture of Victor Zakheav [ ]

2 Months later, Ghost and Michael "Toad" Rogers work with the FSB to fight the Inner Circle in Moscow. After getting a tip on Imran Zakheav 's son, Victor Zakheav holed up in a compound north from Moscow, Shadow Company AC-130 arrives, and the joint-force moves north.

An hour later, Graves assists the team from overhead in an AC-130 while they progress into the compound where Victor is, fighting through countless Inner Circle soldiers. Despite his attempts to escape, Ghost and Toad personally capture him, then get extracted by more FSB agents in a van, Victor secure.

While trying to escape in the van, they are ambushed and forced to hold out on a rooftop while they wait for secondary extraction. During the altercation, either Kamarov or Nikolai will die here, but no matter what, Graves will keep the team safe with the AC-130, and they are able to escape with Victor secure. The team interrogates Victor, but are forced to let him go per Shepherd's orders so they can "see where he leads us".

Delivering Crippling Blows [ ]

Following the failed assassination attempt of Chang Wei , Ghost works with John MacTavish , John Price and Gary "Roach" Sanderson , as well as Toad and Shadow Company to go after his countless networks setup in Singapore.

On September 5th close to midnight, Ghost and Toad infiltrate a massive port in Brani, Singapore with Soap and Price on overwatch in order to secure precious cargo that is being shipped to Chang. The mission is succesful, and they board the ship that Soap and Price are on and clear it out, before it disembarks off the port to move.

On September 6th, Toad, Ghost, Price, Soap and Graves with Shadow Co. race to an offshore Oil Rig located off the coast of Changi, Singapore to sabotage it as a diversionary tactic. After rescuing all the hostages, and planting C4 on most of the dead guards; they blow up the rig and escape swiftly in helicopters.

5 hours later, the team with assistance of the USMC attack Changi Airport that had just been taken over by Chang in order to stop a bombing run from even initiating. Ghost, Graves, Toad and Shadow Co. stealthily move through the slums and reach the airport first, providing sniper support and recon for the main attack force so they can reach the hangar. After regrouping, the team accomplishes their mission and bugs out before reinforcements arrive, at the cost of a wounded Soap who must stay back for their next mission.

Re-Capture of Victor Zakheav [ ]

Hours later, the team (minus Soap) decides to go on an unsanctioned illegal operation to re-capture Victor for more information on Imran, due to the fact that Chang Wei has essentially disappeared off the grid after his operations in Singapore failed. After stealthily clearing the checkpoint and securing disguises, they ambush Victor's convoy and Ghost and Toad personally pursue him while Roach is on sniper support. They manage to corner and subsequently capture him, handing him over to Graves for interrogation.

Betrayal and Escape [ ]

Afterwards, the team heads back to the Shadow Company forward HQ but are stopped at the front gates by Graves who subsequently betrays them per General Shepherd's orders, due to their "time being up", and Shepherd wanting to be looked at as a war hero and to be the one to stop Imran. In the ensuing battle, Graves kills Toad, while Ghost and Price flee into the nearby city of Moscow. Soap is captured back at Shadow Company HQ, and Roach had already escaped beforehand.

In their escape, Price is able to lead Ghost through the city, effectively evading Shadow Company forces who are looking for Imran, as well as the two british soldiers. The two regroup and are able to find a vehicle, kicking the hornets nest of local russian forces as well as Shadow Company, but they are able to escape.

Rescue and Revenge [ ]

11 hours later, the team heads to New York to rescue Soap. They fight through countless Shadow Company forces at the black-site, and finally reach the cellblock where they find the corpse of Victor Zakheav, as well as Soap himself, who they subsequently rescue, and then the team flies away in their rescue helicopter.

While flying away, they are shot down by Shadow Company Anti-Air units . They are forced to run through the forest; evading patrols as well as an AH-1Z Viper, while also trying to reach secondary extraction. Ghost is able to shoot down the chopper, and the team mows through patrols, and they reach a village where they promptly board the exfill chopper being covered by USMC soldiers who deployed in the area.

Hours later, the team deploys to Virginia, United States of America to attack the Shadow Company HQ, and kill Graves. They clear the security and room-by-room, before seeing Graves escape into the training area. Roach and Soap pursue him, and then they realize Graves has gotten into a tank, and he begins firing on them. However, Soap is able to take out his tank with C4; promptly incinerating Graves. They then escape the HQ after killing all of the shadow's.

Stopping Zakheav and the Nukes [ ]

On September 8th, the SAS launch an attack on a ICBM site where Imran Zakheav is supposedly stationed. After clearing the inital village and rescuing the hostages who were there, they then make their way to the site where they see the nukes launch. Hurrying up now, they fight through the BMP-3's and countless russian soldiers, before reaching the air vents and breaching.

Having breached inside, the team fights through more soldiers and reach the launch control room, where Soap recieves the abort codes from Baseplate. The team are able to stop the nukes, then see Imran Zakheav boarding a helicopter to make his escape. The team then gets to moving and Price contacts the MARSOC marines.

3 Hours later, the team tracks Imran to the boarder of Russia and China at a compound. With assistance from the MARSOC marines who divert the Inner Circle's attention to them, the SAS deploy on the east side of the compound and stealthily sneak through the tunnels before reaching the room where Imran is at. About to breach, Imran blows open the door from the other side and his men fire at the SAS, and afterwards the MARSOC who just breached. All the marines who braeched are killed, and Roach and Price are injured in the ensuing battle. This leaves just Ghost and Soap, who pursue and kill Imran possibly at the cost of some of the other SAS soldiers life. The team then escapes.

Formation of Task Force 141 [ ]

After the events of Game Over , Price forms Task Force 141 , with Ghost getting an invitation and accepting it, becoming a lieutenant of the group.

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    Lieutenant Simon "Ghost" Riley was a British special forces operator who is is the second-in-command of Task Force 141, and is seen wearing dark red sunglasses and a skull-patterned balaclava along with headphones with a mic.

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    Simon "Ghost" Riley is a character from the Call of Duty fandom. This section is in need of major improvement. Please help improve this article by editing it. Aleost — the ship between Ghost and Alejandro Vargas Ghace — the ship between Ghost and Mace Ghoap — the ship between Ghost and John...

  16. Simon "Ghost" Riley

    Lieutenant Simon Riley, also known as Ghost, is a character featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. First mentioned at the end of the campaign, Ghost is one of the few names up for consideration by John Price for the newly assembled Task Force 141. Ghost has an unknown, presumably negative past with the Operator Mace. Past

  17. Simon "Ghost" Riley (Reboot)

    Lieutenant Simon Riley, also known as Ghost, is a character featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and one of the three playable protagonists of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II. In Modern Warfare, Ghost is mentioned at the end of the campaign

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    Simon "Ghost" Riley. Edit. Sergeant Simon "Ghost" Riley was a British character in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 graphic novel comic series Modern Warfare 2: Ghost. He is the second in command of Task Force 141 who is known as the "silent killer" in MacTavish's squad. Ghost is seen wearing red sunglasses ...

  19. Simon "Ghost" Riley

    Biography Pre-Military Simon Riley had a very traumatic childhood while growing up in Manchester, England because of his heartless father. His father often brought dangerous animals back to their home and taunted him with them, even going so far as to force Simon to kiss a snake.

  20. Simon Ghost Riley

    Simon Riley was a British special forces operator in Call of Duty and he was also second command in taskforce 141 his father was a drug addict and trying to kill his son (Simon) he Force his son to kiss a snake and threatening him to do it when Simon was a butcher he joined the military after the September 11 attack he was a expert soldier that ...

  21. Simon "Ghost" Riley

    Lieutenant Simon "Ghost" Riley is a major protagonist in the 2009 video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and its 2020 campaign remaster, and the titular protagonist of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 graphic novel comic series Modern Warfare 2: Ghost. He also appears as a supporting character...

  22. Simon "Ghost" Riley

    Simon "Ghost" Riley is one of the two playable protagonists of Call of Duty: All Out War 2, alongside John MacTavish. An expert in clandestine tradecraft, sabotage and infiltration. He lives with a redacted past and an undercover present, marked by a concealed appearance to hide his identity and maintain anonymity in the field.