Susan was one of the original members of the Van der Linde gang, alongside Dutch van der Linde, Hosea Matthews and Arthur Morgan. Dutch has a unique looking bandana - it has a checked red and white pattern, which differs from the plain black colour that the rest of the gang use. Impressed by the other's skills, the pair laughed and decided to partner up and founded the Van der Linde gang. 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. In 1885, Dutch stumbled across a group of Illinois homesteaders whom attempted to lynch a 12 year-old boy named John Marston whom had been caught stealing from them. After causing a distraction in the sugar refinery, the gang rescues Javier and fight their way to safety, eventually reaching a rebel-held fort. Due in part to the abundance of hostile Pinkertons in the vicinity, the posse fails to kill Arthur and John. However, John and MacDougal escape out of a window and across the rooftops before reaching a pair of waiting horses. Dutch commonly referred to John Marston and Arthur Morgan as his brothers or sons. We can't fight change, we can't fight gravity, we can't fight nothin'. All those remaining in the camp then enter a standoff as nobody is sure who to side with. After recovering, Dutch takes Arthur and the others to rescue Javier. It was only years later that Dutch would finally come to terms with Micah's betrayal and exact vengeance. Before committing suicide, Dutch told John, "Our time is passed", signifying his acceptance that the way of life from the Old West was dead and his will to live along with it. They come across Micah, who tells Dutch that he found a homestead which appears to have a party going on, and the three head out to investigate. Dutch charms Bronte with his skills of deception, and the crime boss agrees to give back Jack if the gang deals with a bunch of grave robbers operating in the Saint Denis cemetery. The gang then moves to attack the train, and although the dynamite doesn't go off, the train is eventually stopped and its loot is taken by the gang. Dutch and Arthur cut up the bags of sugar, spilling the sugar on the floor, which blows up the furnace. John coldly claims that if Dutch won't surrender, he'll have to shoot him. You see?". Sometime later, in 1907, John, Sadie, and Charles storm Mount Hagen in order to get revenge on Micah for his betrayal of the gang. Later, Arthur reports to Dutch that he was approached by the Pinkertons, who know roughly where the gang were set up. After a botched robbery in Blackwater, Dutch takes his gang into hiding as they are chased by law enforcement across three states in America's heartland. One of the most fascinating characters I’ve encountered in a video game is gang leader Dutch Van Der Linde. When Lenny and Arthur hit the station, it turns out that there is barely any cash there, but rather it was a set-up with lawmen waiting for them. 1911 The player can determine what he looks like. During John and Micah's last standoff, he makes a surprise appearance and kills Micah, leaving the Blackwater money to John. 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. Fast forward 8 years, and Dutch has reappeared. After taking a sniping position and gaining entrance to the bank, John confronts Dutch with a group of sheriffs and has him corned in an upstairs office. Dutch originally pretends to comply, but he then refuses and the rest of the gang ready their weapons and warn the agents to leave. Biography By 1899, Morgan became one of Dutch's most promising protégé, and the gang leader referred to him as his Enforcer. His generosity endeared him to new members, many of whom had known little but harshness, pain, and struggle. His anti-government and pro-individualist idealism combined with his natural charisma to attract a following of people who had been downtrodden by the society they lived in. Many of the models and theories proposed during this time are currents of thought that Dutch frequently uses to share his beliefs. In retaliation, Colm murdered Annabelle which left Dutch greatly angered and heartbroken over her death. Nastas tells Marston and MacDougal of Dutch's fortress in the mountains called Cochinay. My whole life, all I ever did was fight... Dutch Van Der Linde first appeared as a primary antagonist in the 2010 video game Red Dead Redemption, and returns in as a primary character in Red Dead Redemption 2. Dutch’s behaviour in Rdr 1 was because he was at the worst mental state in his life. His alias "Aiden O'Malley" is a reference to a, Dutch's mother Greta van der Linde; is buried in, Dutch's speech on the cliff at the end of the mission. Additional info She came to the United States searching for adventure and joined Dutch van der Linde and his gang at some point prior to 1899. At some point during or prior to 1907, Dutch reunites with Micah, who is now in charge of his own gang, and together they finally retrieve the money from the failed ferry robbery. He, Arthur and Lenny begin to rob the trolley station, only to discover that it contains almost no money at all, and they are forced to fight their way out, hijacking a trolley to escape out of the city. He can either have long hair or short hair as well, again, depending on how the player treats him. Family Some time later, Van der Linde met the infamous outlaw named Colm O'Driscoll and the leader of his own gang The O'Driscoll Boys. Dutch shows a common disgust and contempt for urban cultured towns like Blackwater or industrialized cities like Saint Denis. They return to the reservation, and plan to tar-and-feather a group of soldiers. At this time, Dutch was an altruistic and idealistic rogue, believing the gang could make a difference in the world. After searching the house, they find a hysterical victim of the O'Driscolls named Sadie. Nicknames Micah asks Dutch to come with him and take the money, but Dutch, no longer wishing to associate himself with either man, simply walks away, signifying the end of the Van der Linde gang. He was never the bad guy. During the Epilogue of Red Dead Redemption 2, Dutch briefly appears with an unkempt beard and even longer hair with grey streaks, wearing a very long, thick, black winter coat and gloves. In the scuffle, Arthur manages to unlock their shackles and the gang attacks and kills their guards in the area. (9 gang members this time.) Dutch seems to carry a philosophy similar to other characters in the Red Dead Redemption saga. Dutch and Arthur rest for a short time at La Capilla, before they both go to rescue Javier, who was captured in the battle with the Guarma military. Dutch is highly suspicious of this, but Micah eventually persuades him to attend alongside Arthur. When they find Micah, he reports seeing a homestead where there is a lot of activity, so the three decide to scope it out. Not long after, the Bureau of Investigation receives word that Dutch's Gang has robbed the Blackwater Bank and has taken hostages inside. Another part of Dutch's philosophy seems to be a desire to return to the older ways. And while some story DLC would be great, Matt isn't counting on it! In 1887, Dutch led the gang's first major bank robbery alongside Hosea and young Arthur. Dutch van der Linde : Mrs. Alder, will you excuse us? 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 van der Linde Dutch himself is shown to be a merciless killer who justifies killing innocent people or lawmen as a way of combating the corruption of the federal government. We can't always fight nature, John. Van der Linde is particularly a frequent user of the Social Contract, which is an enlightenment examination model used to highlight how individuals in a society surrender their freedoms to a higher power or authority. Micah then attempts to shoot both Dutch and John, but the latter shoots him repeatedly and thereby finishes him off for good. The ship sails out with half the gang still on board. 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. He complimented them on their resilience and ability, thanked them for their loyalty, and saw to it that they were supplied, fed, and sheltered. Que Raymundo Collins devuelva el dinero que se robó: Sheinbaum; Following the difficulties of the O'Driscoll attack and the failed trolley station robbery, Dutch decides on leading one last big heist before taking the entire gang with him to a peaceful island somewhere and living a life free of the law. He reveals that the government responded to the pass ambush by raiding the reservation, and he intends to destroy the Cornwall Distillery in revenge. His father was a Dutch national, and his mother was an English woman called Greta. John asks Dutch why he could never give up if he knew his fight for change was in vain. 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. While fighting in Aguasdulces, Dutch breaks into the workers’ cabin and finds Arthur being held at gunpoint by Levi Simon. Around 1878, Arthur was picked up and adopted by Dutch van der Lindeand Hosea Matthews, and viewed both of them as surrogate fat… They come across the automobile, now wrecked, and with Dutch nowhere in sight. After coming back to the gang at Lakay, the gang is attacked by Pinkertons. Location By 1911, Dutch has aged considerably and has large white streaks through the sides and top of his hair, but has regained some of its previous color since 1907. Dutch orders a cannon volley that sinks the ship, and then the gang beings to fight their way to the port in order to steal a ship and get back to the mainland. He is always seen in elegant suits or fancy clothing, often wearing a black and red vest with a blue and white pinstripe shirt, with gold chains on his vest, sometimes with a smart black jacket and, more commonly, a black hat. Dutch subsequently departs without a word, ignoring John's attempts to thank him. Fussar flees the cabin and runs. Before Hosea's demise, he often consulted him and Arthur on important decisions, putting it to a discussion and vote between the three of them when deciding on the direction of the gang, demonstrating how much their opinions meant to him. Dutch takes a step back towards the mountain cliff and says "Our time has passed... John" before allowing himself to fall back off the cliff to his death, choosing suicide over capture. Over the years, Dutch's philosophy of turning the romanticized version of the Wild West into a reality where brave pioneers lived on the frontier free of government oppression attracted many followers and the gang quickly grew. During the events of Red Dead Redemption 2, the Van der Linde Gang is at the height of its notoriety, numbering 23 members. Dutch exits the warehouse upon witnessing this and leaves Arthur to his fate, making no attempt to save him. During the escape, the trolley that the three are in derails and crashes, with Dutch suffering a concussion in the crash as well as a head injury that he insists is nothing to worry about. When the scattered survivors reunite, they are arrested by the local military, who are then in turn attacked by rebels. Not long after Arthur finds his way back to them, the local military arrest them and transport them in shackles to jail. After reaching the shore, Dutch accompanies Eagle Flies in taking the horses back to the reservation, while they plan their next move. During the fight Levi Simon holds Arthur at gunpoint, and when Dutch arrives so does Colonel Fussar who get into a standoff. While in exile on Guarma, his appearance becomes unkempt; he has an elongated moustache and he develops stubble around his face, while his white shirt and red waistcoat that he wore for the robbery become loose and tattered. The Pinkertons' relentless pursuit along with the constantly increasing pressure from civilization that the Van der Linde gang faced during its final months began to affect Dutch. At the age of 15, he left his home as he was a disobedient child and rarely got along with his mother, who died in 1881 and was buried in Blackwater, although Dutch only found out several years later from an uncle of his. They encounter Sheriff Gray who has captured Trelawny, due to him running an illegal gold prospecting operation. Arthur then urges Dutch to relocate, but Van der Linde says that it's merely an attempt to scare the gang into doing something unwise and has the gang stay put for the time being. He had slowly become insane. ... but still I just feel bad about the way things turned out and I know that every death and mishap was a hard hit for Dutch to take and in the end he lost it. Affiliations Van der Linde confronts Cornwall after he arrives in his yacht, and eventually offers Cornwall his life in exchange for ten thousand dollars, his boat and safe passage away from the place. Arthur is badly injured while in captivity, but manages to escape. When the gang reunites at the camp, they realize that Pearson, Uncle and Mary-Beth have all left. He, Arthur and Micah board his yacht where Dutch demands $10,000, the yacht and safe passage in exchange for Cornwall's life. Hercule leads the remaining gang to a small rebel outpost, stocked with Bolt Action Rifles. He tasks his long-time friend Hosea, as well as Abigail, to provide a distraction. In the mid-1870s, Dutch met a con artist named Hosea Matthews at a campfire on the road to Chicago. As they fight their way down the pass, the Indians are either killed or captured, forcing Arthur and Dutch to retreat. After beating up a man named Thomas Downes, he contracted Tuberculosis, which makes him appear slightly pale with his eyes looking sickly. Alone and starving, Dutch fed him, wrapped him in warm clothing and soon inducted him into the gang. Actor After Bill Williamson and Javier Escuella are dealt with in Mexico, John arrives in Blackwater, where Ross informs him that Dutch has been spotted in the region and that he is his final target. Dutch later denies leaving Arthur behind. The World of Red Dead Redemption 2 is a wild place full of wild people, and none may be wilder than the Van Der Linde gang. 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