When looked through, John observes Dutch executing a captured police officer. Gameplay After a botched robbery in Saint Denis, Micah, along with Dutch… Ultimately, the Van der Linde gang emerges victorious and is able to repel the O'Driscolls. Location After Arthur re-captures a group of outlaws who escaped, Trelawny is released. After recovering, Dutch takes Arthur and the others to rescue Javier. Most of the group side with Micah, as does Dutch, even though Micah shoots Susan Grimshaw and John sides with Arthur. Arthur is badly injured while in captivity, but manages to escape. During the visit, Leviticus Cornwall and his hired guns capture Strauss and John outside the saloon, and demand that Dutch come outside. Upon arriving, they find a ruined wagon, the corpse of a man and a bunch of O'Driscoll thugs in the house. During John and Micah's last standoff, he makes a surprise appearance and kills Micah, leaving the Blackwater money to John. Later, Arthur reports to Dutch that he was approached by the Pinkertons, who know roughly where the gang were set up. Actor However Dutch simply laughed at him which infuriated Bill at first, but Dutch encouraged him and inducted him into the gang. After this incident, Dutch learns that Colm O'Driscoll has been caught and sentenced to death. You see Dutch Van DerLinde throughout the first six chapters of RDR2. So RDR2 precedes RDR1 chronologically of course. The Van der Linde gang attempted an ambitious ferry robbery in Blackwater, but it ended in disaster and the gang was forced to flee into the mountains of Ambarino during a heavy blizzard to escape the heat. This initiates a standoff between Arthur and Micah, who draw on each other. Later, Dutch and his gang surround the Blackwater Hotel while John and Professor MacDougal are inside. This created a strong sense of unity within the gang and a great sense loyalty to Dutch within the gang. Later that year, Dutch and Hosea encountered a 14 year-old street orphan named Arthur Morgan. Dutch calls them cowards, and becomes angry when Arthur suggests that John Marston and his family should leave the gang as well. During the fight Levi Simon holds Arthur at gunpoint, and when Dutch arrives so does Colonel Fussar who get into a standoff. During the robbery, John gets shot and falls off of the train; Dutch claims that he'll try to save John and leaves for a while, but when he comes back, he claims that John had died. The standoff ends when Arthur kicks the ship captain his rifle, who kills Simon by shooting him in the chest. Dutch's worldview states that law and political order are not natural nor dependent on government and that human rights are universal and inalienable. Dutch pays her gold to lead them through the cave, to Aguasdulces. Weapon Later, Dutch goes to Annesburg with Micah and Arthur for a "social call" with Leviticus Cornwall. Coming out of hiding, he joins up with Micah again to retrieve the money stashed from the botched Blackwater robbery all those years ago. The supposed truce meeting ultimately turns out to be a trap to catch Arthur, however, with the intention of luring in Dutch to capture him and give him to the Pinkertons. After Arthur and John deal with some grave robbers per Bronte’s request, Bronte releases Jack and gives them an invitation to the Mayor's party. Uncle - Shot by Edgar Ross's men. While fighting in Aguasdulces, Dutch breaks into the workers’ cabin and finds Arthur being held at gunpoint by Levi Simon. Arthur agrees to ride with Dutch, although Dutch suggests taking Micah as a third gun. Dutch van der Linde is voiced by Benjamin Byron Davis, an American actor and director. The group learns of an O'Driscoll camp nearby, and Dutch leads an assault against it a few days later. By 1899, Morgan became one of Dutch's most promising protégé, and the gang leader referred to him as his Enforcer. While facing rival gang leaders, powerful men or law agents, Dutch often had no qualms with confronting any such opponent head-on. A shot is fired, but it hits the binoculars, causing John to fall back and get knocked unconscious. Dutch and Arthur rescue them, before fighting their way out of the town back to camp. After Dutch's death, his lair can be explored. The two maintained a loose and uneasy partnership as Dutch disliked how Colm treated his own men as disposable, Colm likewise mocked Van der Linde for his philosophy in making a 'better world'. John Marston, Sadie and Charles learn of his location and vow to take revenge on Micah, not knowing of Dutch's involvement. Nastas tells Marston and MacDougal of Dutch's fortress in the mountains called Cochinay. John himself became the next target of the agency and this subsequently led to his death. Dutch Van Der Linde was a key character in both Red Dead Redemption titles and had a complex and heartbreaking character arch along his journey. Is Dutch Van Der Linde Truly Evil? Hercule leads the remaining gang to a small rebel outpost, stocked with Bolt Action Rifles. However, Dutch explains that he couldn't give up as it was too much in his nature to fight despite being fully aware of the futility of his rebellion, saying "That's the paradox, John. Dutch’s behaviour in Rdr 1 was because he was at the worst mental state in his life. Sadie, however, flies into a murderous rage and openly attacks the O'Driscoll thugs. Although he demanded that members give loyalty and do their share for the gang as a whole, he also encouraged them to be themselves, make use of their free time, and optimize their own talents and skill sets. It was around this period where Dutch became a wanted man and earned a price on his head. During the Saint Denis bank robbery, he wears a white shirt and red vest with a long, black tailcoat complete with red lining. The caves lead to atop a mountain cliff where John holds Dutch at gunpoint. Colm has escaped execution twice before, and Dutch wants to ensure that doesn't happen again. After the trio clean out the O'Driscolls, they find a survivor - Sadie Adler, the wife of the dead man found outside. A warship is seen approaching while ground forces attack the fort, and once again with the help of Dutch and his gang, the rebels defeat the soldiers. Dutch van der Linde : Mrs. Alder, will you excuse us? Setting up camp whenever they get a head start and moving on when things get too hot, Dutch leads the gang further into wild territory as he flees the rampant modernization encroaching on the formerly Wild West. Arthur unlocks the shackles of the gang, and the rebel leader Hercule Fontaine invites them to his base. There is a well-stocked bookshelf and a desk with a typewriter, further emphasizing his intelligence and his paradoxical relationship with modernity. Dutch callously killed powerful figures like Angelo Bronte and Leviticus Cornwall solely out of vengeance with little regard for the outcome, going against his previous ideology that revenge was a fool's game. With Fussar and his troops gone, they finally reach the port. Dutch learns that John has been incarcerated in Sisika Penitentiary, but decides against freeing him for fear of him being a traitor. Whenever a member of the gang questioned Dutch's actions, he would immediately see such an action as traitorous and the person doing so as a threat. Gender In his final moments, Dutch expressed remorse for his actions, likening himself to a monster and telling John that he couldn't stop fighting for his ideas - despite the futility of it - because he was unable to combat his own fundamental nature. Mount Hagen (1907)Fort of Cochinay in Tall Trees, West Elizabeth (c. 1911)Transitory Dutch uses the natives hatred for the government and modernization to persuade them into attacking and harassing settlers outside of Blackwater. His tribe's horses were stolen by the military, and Dutch agrees to help steal them back due to his dislike of the government and injustice. When the gang settles into their new camp at Horseshoe Overlook, their newest member Micah runs afoul of the law in Strawberry. He also says that The Count won’t let anyone other than Dutch ride him, and that he was bucked "faster than a bull" when he once tried to mount it. During the train heist, John is wounded, and Dutch claimes to have tried to save him. Van der Linde begins to grow increasingly paranoid, and orders Arthur and Sadie not to rescue John from Sisika Penitentiary, believing that he is a traitor. In 1899, Dutch is shown as an average built man of approximately 6 feet in height with a thick, black mustache and soul patch under his lips, brown eyes and black, slick backed hair that curls at the end. At some point, Colm O'Driscoll is caught and sentenced to death by hanging in Saint Denis. When Arthur returns to camp, he reveals that Agent Milton's informant was Micah. Dutch and the others point their guns at John and Arthur, and prepare to shoot them, but the showdown is cut short by an attack from the Pinkertons; in the chaos, Dutch and his men slip away, leaving John and Arthur to fend for themselves. Dutch later denies leaving Arthur behind. When reaching the plantation, Dutch spots Javier and Colone Fussar, who leads the local military. As a legendary outlaw, Dutch is opposed by the authorities and rival gangs. Dutch's suspicions are confirmed when the whole thing turns out to be a trap with the O'Driscolls kidnapping Arthur with the plan to turn him, Dutch and the whole gang in. They then set out making their way to the ship. Archived. In John's case, Van der Linde was secretly enraged that Marston wished to be with his family; this was proof of disloyalty in Dutch's eyes, and his action of abandoning John, lying to Arthur about the circumstances of this and then denying it when confronted by John add to the examples of his tendency to lose interest in anyone who did not follow him blindly, as he perceived them to be a traitor. With Cornwall killed, Dutch, Arthur, and Micah are forced to fight their way out of the town. The two laughed off the incident and became friends as a result, which led to them founding the Van Der Linde Gang with Dutch as its leader and Hosea as his right-hand man. The gang members storm the manor and slaughter the vast majority of the Braithwaite family. Susan was one of the original members of the Van der Linde gang, alongside Dutch van der Linde, Hosea Matthews and Arthur Morgan. Soon afterwards, John appears and reveals that not only did he survive the train robbery, but that Dutch made no attempt to rescue him. Another part of Dutch's philosophy seems to be a desire to return to the older ways. Dutch van der Linde : My lord, … Dutch has an anarchistic worldview and seems to want a world that goes somewhere along the lines of a Hunter-Gatherer Society, a world that opposes technology and governmental control and where men fight to survive and live the lifestyle they choose, free from any rules and regulations; a world where men live very much like they did in the old Wild West. Dutch then flees into the caves with John chasing after him. Dutch finally draws his guns and joins Micah, with the majority of the gang united behind him. 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