Ghost CoD: If you've played Call of Duty, surely you've come across the character Ghost, one of the most recognizable characters of the entire franchise that is known, in addition to his in-game feats, also wear a mask with a skull symbol and a headset. This character, who has Simon Riley as his real name, uses the code name Ghost in his operations. Ghost is a member of Task Force 141, which is comprised of Captain Price, John “Soap” MacTavish and Gary “Roach” Sanderson.
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 Remastered Campaign. It also appears as a customization option in Call of Duty: Ghosts
And if you are curious to know what Simon Riley's life is like, today I bring you the story of this character who is very popular and widely used as an operator in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone, where he is a playable operator. So, I ask you to get ready, fasten your seatbelts and have a great read!
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Biography of Simon “Ghost” Riley
Simon Riley's Past
Simon Riley had a very traumatic childhood growing up in Manchester, England, because of his heartless father. Most days, his father would bring dangerous animals back and taunt him with them, going so far as to force him to kiss a snake or threaten to kill her with them. When he and his younger brother Tommy got older, Tommy always wore a skull mask at night to scare Simon. Simon's father sometimes took him to Bone Lickers shows. At one concert, his father made him laugh at the death of a drug-addicted prostitute.
joining the army
Simon was a butcher's apprentice at a grocery store when he grew up. After the 11/XNUMX attacks, he joined the army. He was an experienced soldier who placed him in Special Air Service.
Return of the Army
Simon returned home one day in January 2003 and found his family in a difficult situation. His mother was constantly betrayed and his brother was a drug addict. He chose not to go back to his army life until he fixed their lives. In March 2004, Riley beat his father for abusing him and his mother and kicked him out of the house. He then helped Tommy kick his drug addiction and got him to 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 boy named Joseph who would become Riley's nephew.
Going after Manuel Roba
Simon was taken off board for an operation in Iran and was scheduled to bring down the Zaragoza Drug Cartel, headed by Manuel Roba. When he and his team acted on the Day of the Dead, the commanding officer, Major Vernon, betrayed them to the enemy, causing the three to be captured and taken 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 took the opportunity to flee and return home.
It took him four months to recover from all of this, but he was still having temper control issues and as a result, he was not accepted back into the army. After having an episode with his former classmate 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 arm, Gilberto, and tortured Roba's location to get him out of it. He arrived at Roba's compound and stole all information about the company and killed Roba. Riley fought with Roba's guards and burned down his mansion and complex. When he left, he was approached by General Shepherd and recruited into Task Force 141 under the name Ghost.
Task Force 141
At one point, he was sent alone against terrorists at a primary school in Ukraine. He deliberately got caught and told the terrorists and the kids about his past before the rest of his team arrived to free him and the kids. A girl asked him if the Simon “Ghost” Riley story was true and if Riley was the Ghost. He responded by saying "true enough for that lot".
On October 8, 2013, a joint Task Force 141/Delta Force operation code-named Operation Kingfish was launched. Ghost worked alongside John Price, John “Soap” MacTavish, Gary “Roach” Sanderson, Sandman and Derek “Frost” Westbrook while hunting down Vladimir Makarov. They attacked the main complex and were able to retrieve some information, but were ambushed by a bomb, forcing the team to evacuate. During the evacuation, Soap was injured by an RPG and partially knocked out. An AC-130 tried to defend the team as it ran towards the evacuation point, but it was shot down, leaving the team completely vulnerable. Price selflessly stayed behind to facilitate the team's escape and was wounded and captured.
After 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 as they searched for the Rojas' assistant. After MacTavish and Roach began chasing the wizard, Ghost met them at the Hotel Rio and joined the chase.
As soon as the wizard was taken down by Roach, the Ghost prepared to interrogate him through torture. Ghost was heard over the radio for the rest of the mission as he tried to chase Rojas through the favela. After Rojas' capture, Ghost was heard requesting the Commando's extraction, but to no avail. Despite this, Ghost managed to barely escape the slum with Captain MacTavish and Roach aboard Nikolai's helicopter.
Infiltration of 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 retrieved from Rojas, they discover that prisoner 627, the only man Makarov hated more than the Americans, was locked in a gulag, even though the path leading to the prison was blocked by oil rigs, which were captured by the Russians. and turned into makeshift SAM sites.
Aiming at the least defended platform, Ghost and the rest of the 141 and Navy SEALs infiltrated and cleared the platform of hostiles and rescued several hostages to safely disable the SAM sites. Following the mission, the Ghost joined the gulag attack that held Prisoner 627, where he would take control of the gulag's security systems and guide his allies to the prisoner, who was soon revealed to be Captain John Price.
With Captain Price back in his ranks, he soon devised a contingency plan to end the war in America by infiltrating a Russian submarine base. Although Ghost and his team were initially separated from Price and Roach after their insertion, they later met and converged on the Russian base, where Price took control of a Russian submarine. However, Ghost was shocked when Price launched an ICBM in Washington DC, where the Russian-American war continued.
Ghost contacted Command on Code Black, which was the statement that a nuclear weapon threat had been launched and must be eliminated immediately. It was possible he would recant after learning of Price's intention.
The search for Vladimir Makarov and death
Using funds from his blank check, Shepherd deduced the last two safe havens for Makarov and his men at a Russian-Russian border hideout and an airplane graveyard in Afghanistan. Knowing they have to be in two different places at the same time, Ghost appoints himself and Roach, along with a large part of Task Force 141, to take over the hideout while Soap and Price investigate the graveyard.
After breaking into the hideout, however, Makarov was nowhere to be found, although the hideout was loaded ("A bloody gold mine" as the Ghost said) with information. Ghost, along with Roach, Ozone and Scarecrow, with sniper support from Archer and Toad, protected a DSM from Makarov's men while downloading confidential information about Makarov's operations. After finishing the download, the team headed to the LZ that was created by Shepherd, although Ozone and Scarecrow were shot down by enemy mortars, and Roach was injured.
Ghost managed to get Roach to LZ, but they were eventually betrayed by Shepherd, who fatally shot them both in the chest at close range with a .44 Magnum, just before Ghost could use his ACR. After Shepherd retrieved Roach's DSM, Ghost's body was thrown into a ditch and set on fire along with Roach's.
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