This is a list of characters from the Saints Row 2 video game
developed by Volition
for the Xbox 360
, PlayStation 3
and Microsoft Windows
systems. The game is centered around the protagonist, who awakens from a coma
to find his former gang, the 3rd Street Saints, have fallen into despair. The protagonist journeys off into Stilwater on a quest for vengeance and retribution against those who have betrayed him.
Introduced in "Jailbreak"
Boss is the leader of the 3rd Street Saints and the character the player has control of. Because he has no name, he is simply referred to as "Boss". He has survived the boat explosion in the end of Saints Row, and has wasted away in a prison hospital in a comatose for half a decade. He escapes in a bloody prison break with Carlos and returns to Stilwater to exact revenge against those who betrayed him and to rebuild the Saints, who have since fallen apart, and leads a new crew of Saints against Ultor and the three gangs now situated in Stilwater.
3rd Street Saints
The Third Street Saints were scattered after the events of Saints Row
. Eventually, Boss along with Carlos, escaped from the prison island where he was being held captive, and formed together a new crew of Saints to fight against the new gangs in power over Stilwater.
Introduced in "Appointed Defender"
Johnny has returned in Saints Row 2 to bring back the Saints to their former glory. Boss helps Johnny escape from a courtroom precession that would otherwise see him to the electric chair, under charge for over three-hundred murders. Johnny was one of the lieutenants in Saints Row and always stayed loyal to the 3rd street Saints. He is the main Saints enforcer and he isn't afraid to get his hands dirty. He and Boss continue in their quest for revenge against those who have betrayed them.
In the first game, Johnny showed a violent nature and love for weapons that has extended into the second, as he is seen numerous times carrying a light machine gun instead of standard armaments. Johnny Gat is believed to play a big part in helping the main character take down the Ronin.
Johnny is voiced by Daniel Dae Kim.
Shaundi is one of the new lieutenants for the Saints. She wears a Grey tank top and her hair is tied into dreadlocks. Little information about her, besides her name and appearance and that she is the Saint assigned to take down the Sons of Samedi. She seems to take on a sarcastic, dry behavior, much like Lin, as she smashes a bottle full of Loa Dust on a banister right next to Boss' head before explaining what it is. She is seen held hostage by DJ Veteran Child in some trailers.
Shaundi is voiced by Eliza Dushku.
Introduced in: "Jailbreak"
Carlos helped Boss escape from the prison island in the first mission Jailbreak. While speaking with Boss, he also reveals that his brother was in the Saints. After they escape, Carlos quickly fills the role of a lieutenant for the Saints, and also appears to be the lieutenant assigned to bring down the Brotherhood.
Carlos is voiced by Joe Camareno.
Pierce is a lieutenant for the Saints in charge of dealing with the Ronin gang. Unlike Johnny, Pierce seems to think things through instead of rushing into the scene. He has a more airy personality like Dex. He does, however, panic a little when Boss brings back the body of an Ultor enforcer, saying "The fuck you mean, don't worry? These guys are packing space age shit!"
Killed in "Bleeding Out"
Aisha is still dating Johnny Gat and they share an apartment together. After her "death", her records sell even more.
Aisha is voiced by Sy Smith.
Brotherhood of Stilwater
The Brotherhood of Stilwater are one of the rival gangs confirmed to appear in the upcoming Saints Row 2
. Their "gang flag" color will be red (the former color of Los Carnales whose name in Spanish also roughly translates to "brotherhood") and they are reported to specialize in violent crime and extortion. They will be one of the more brutal gangs in Stilwater and appear to draw their inspiration from infamous one percenter biker gangs
such as the Hells Angels
, the Pagans
, the Outlaws
, and the Bandidos
, as well as the Aryan Brotherhood
. It is humorous to note that this gang could not have existed in the previous Saints Row
title because the only vehicles available for use in that game were cars and pick-up trucks. They also appear to have the same style of vests to the fictitous gang The Warriors
. The Brotherhood have been described as the most destructive and powerful gang in Saints Row 2
. They have also been described to have connections with former members of the Carnales gang, who were in power during the events in Saints Row
. There is now a trailer released about this gang
Killed in: "Showdown"
Maero is the Brotherhood leader. Maero towers over everyone he meets. Not only is he tall, but he packs an unbelievable amount of muscle, and is covered in tattoos, all of which relate to the brotherhood gang. Maero is seen as a violent thug, who seems to threaten the protagonist often, but still seems to have a grudging respect for him. He is the one to meet with Dane Vogel to release his boy's out of prison to help take out the Saints. Unlike the other leaders, Maero is a violent man, straightforward, blunt, and confrontational with his tactics, but still cunning in the predatory sense, such as luring Boss, alone, into the Ultor arena filled with him, a few of his gang members, and all their vehicles. His girlfriend is a Brotherhood lieutenant by the name of Jessica.
Maero is voiced by Michael Dorn.
Donnie will be returning in Saints Row 2
. It appears that Donnie joined the Brotherhood after the fall of the Westside Rollerz in Saints Row
and believes the protagonist is responsible for Lin's death and to get revenge for the death of his best friend Joseph Price, the leader of the Rollerz in Saints Row
. For some strange reason Donnie is the only Westside Roller that joined The Brotherhood, while many of the others joined the Ronin. Donnie's choice of career, however, may have been the wrong one, as he appears to be a lower class member, not like the lieutenant he was in the Rollerz, and Maero seems to have taken an extreme dislike to him.
Donnie is voiced by Andrew Kishino.
It seems that a Brother of Stilwater lieutenant goes by the name of Matt and is Maero's right hand man. Matt is the gang's personal tattoo artist, and has minimal involvement in the goings on of the gang. He plays in the heavy metal band Feed Dogs. His hand is burned when he was on stage with the protagonist.
A rich girl who ran off with her "lower class" boyfriend, Jessica gave up a life of comfort to be with her man. Jessica and Maero have somewhat the same relationship as Donnie and Price who were both best friends.
Jessica is voiced by Jamie Pressly
Killed in: "Thank You And Goodnight!"
Anoop is a lieutenant for the Brotherhood. He dies when Boss throws a box of fireworks at his vehicle while on his way to the concert where Mat gets his hand burned. Little else information is known about him.
The Ronin is an Asian gang confirmed to appear in Saints Row 2
. Their "gang flag" color will be yellow and their specialty rackets will be control of the gambling and prostitution that occurs in Stilwater. They seem to fill the power void in control of sin crimes created by the destruction of the Vice Kings by the 3rd Street Saints. The Ronins are also the "Buyers" mentioned in the Rollerz story of Saints Row. The Ronin are also stated to be the most powerful triad in the world. There is now a trailer released about this gang.
The Ronin are like a biker version of the Yakuza, with deeply held traditions and honor above all else. Each gang member is given a katana to wield in close combat. They are, however, still extremely skilled with firearms.
An Asian man in a grey suit with a yellow tie. He came to Stilwater to become the mentor on teaching Shogo how to be a better leader to his gang. It is much like the relationship between William Sharp and Joseph Price from the first Saints Row. He is the father of Shogo. He and his son Shogo are the ones who met with Dane Vogel.
Killed in: "Rest in Peace"
Shogo is the leader of the Ronin in Stilwater. Mr. Akuji San, the leader of the Ronin, in their homeland has come to teach Shogo how to be a proper leader and also came to Stilwater to clean up after the Rollerz were defeated. Some of their members are former Rollerz members excluding Donnie who for unknown reasons joined the Brotherhood. He is the son of Mr. Akuji San.
Shogo is voiced by Yuri Lowenthal.
Kazuo is the Ronin's main enforcer.He is also good friends with Jyuhich.
Killed in: "Kanto Connection
Jyunichi is a lieutenant for the Ronin. He is a bald head lieutenant for ronin.
Jyunichi is voiced by Brian Tee.
Mr. Wong (full name Wong Sheng Tai) is an old Chinese businessman who the player worked for and befriended in Saints Row
. It seems as though Mr. Wong has joined the Ronin as an unofficial member. Later he joins the saints after shogo betrays him.
Sons of Samedi
The Sons of Samedi are the third rival gang confirmed to appear in Saints Row 2
. Their "gang flag" color will be green and the Sons of Samedi are reported to usurp control the drug trafficking business from the Saints dealing their drug Loa dust. The Sons of Samedi are an Afro-Caribbean gang akin to the "Jamaican voodoo posse" found in the movie Predator 2
which in turn was based on actual Afro-Caribbean criminal organizations that terrorized New York City in the mid 80's to late 90's. There is now a trailer released about this gang. The Samedis are simply an expansion of a larger Jamaican drug ring into America, similar to the Carnales and the Columbians in the first game.
Like the Carnales, the Sons seem to have worldwide connections, bringing in ex-military men and other experienced thugs to Stilwater, while also utilizing the same straightforward attitude, such as abducting the protagonist to attempt to assassinate him in the General's hearse.
Killed in: "Eternal Sunshine"
Not much information is known about him except his name, the fact that he seems to be the General's right hand man and his brutality proven when he hits someone in the back with his machete in a music store for no reason other than to clear the place out. He also shoots a drug addict who mentions purchasing the drug shipment which the 3rd Street Saints have stolen. He also controls Sons of Samedi's drug trafficking business.
Mr. Sunshine is chased down by the protagonist into a meat packing plant. Eventually, the protagonist finds him and shoots him. Sunshine falls to the ground before getting up again. After an entire magazine is put through Sunshine's body, he still manages to get up. Eventually, the protagonist uses Sunshine's sword and slices his head off, tossing it onto a conveyor belt.
Mr. Sunshine is voiced by Phil Lamarr.
The leader of the Sons of Samedi and is clad in a white suit with a green dress shirt. Not much is known about him except his alias and that he is a very violent yet cunning man. He appears to be African, as well as a cool-tempered yet easily irritated person. He drives around in a modified green hearse with a personal armory in the back.
DJ Veteran Child
DJ Veteran Child is an absent minded lieutenant working for the Sons of Samedi. A DJ for one of Stilwater’s radio stations, VC got involved with the SoS mostly because of the free drugs. However, the closer he gets to the gangs leadership he realizes that he has gotten in way over his head. A former boyfriend of Shaundi, Veteran Child has the same stoner and laissez-fare attitude that she has.
DJ Veteran Child is voiced by Neil Patrick Harris
The Ultor Corporation were a Corporation that appeared in the first game (name of the Arena, a pair of sunglasses, etc.) but have grown since the protagonist was in a comatose, and have helped rebuild the broken Stilwater. The corporation is managed by Dane Vogel and his group. Headquarters of the group are situated high in the sky above Stilwater, towering above the other buildings in the Downtown area. Ultor have been described as having connections with the three gangs in power over Stilwater, determined to make sure the Saints cannot rise to power, again. Things go out of control, however, as shown when Maero bursts into Vogel's office, grabs him by the throat, suspends him from the window, and forces him to help him utterly destroy the Saints.
Ultor is, without a doubt, the most well-funded faction in the game, as the corporation has invested millions of dollars in equipping their security forces with advanced weapons, such as XM8s and missile launchers, and better than average vehicles, such as toughened pickups and helicopters.
Pierce especially panics when Boss brings back the body of an Ultor security worker, claiming Ultor was "packing space age shit." Indeed, the forces show a level of coordination that would not look out of place in a mercenary company, but definitely goes over the top in Stilwater.
Killed in: ...And a Better Life
Vogel is Chief Executive Officer for the Ultor Unlimited corporation. Vogel's objective was to destroy the 3rd Street Saints gang, and turn the Saints Row neighborhood into an urban utopia. Vogel is considered the main enemy for the Saints. Dane Vogel is the one who is giving any help to the other three gangs as long as they rid of the Saints. He even releases ex-members of the Carnales, Rollerz, and Vice Kings out of prison for extra support for the other three gangs, as well as springing members of the gangs themselves. He also grew up in the Saints Row district near the church.
Dane is voiced by Jay Mohr.
Anna is a talk show host, similar to Oprah Winfrey
Anna is voiced by Laura Simms
Though Dex is never actually seen in the game, an audio clipping of a phone call between Dex and Troy reveals that Dex dropped his flags a little while before the bomb explosion, and currently works as an Ultor employee. In the phone call, he also reveals he knew about Troy being an undercover cop (in Saints Row) but will not hold it against him or do anything.It is rumored that Dex is a unlockable homie.
Dex is voiced by JAQ.
Ms. Jane Valdarama is a news reporter, who seems to play a key role in the story of Saints Row 2
, interviewing and reporting on various public figures etc.
Julius is voiced by Keith David
Introduced in "Appointed Defender"
Legal Lee has a confirmed return for Saints Row 2, acting as Johnny Gat's lawyer during his courtroom precession.
Marvin was originally a drug dealer in Saints Row
, but has joined the protagonist and Carlos in a fight against the Brotherhood.
Police Chief Troy Bradshaw
Troy was once an undercover detective, who joined the Saints in an attempt to undermine them, with connections with then-mayor Marshall Winslow, and then-police chief Monroe. After the events of Saints Row, including the boat incident in which Troy was undoubtedly involved with, he rises through the ranks and finds himself Police Chief, after the demise of Monroe. Unlike Monroe, though, Troy appears to not be as corrupted, as he takes a strange view when several Brotherhood members are released from prison on Maero's order. It appears that he has changed his last name to Johnson.
Troy is voiced by Michael Rapaport.
Tobias is a drug dealer, first seen in Saints Row
. The protagonist first met Tobias by riding shotgun with him as he made rounds in Stilwater, selling narcotics to customers. He is helping Shaundi and the Saints to bring down the Sons of Samedi's drug trafficking business, and take the business for themselves.
Zach Johnson is a lawyer, who appears to be in great rivalry with Jane Valderama. Jane describes Zach as self-confident and arrogant. Not much else is known about him. It is rumored he is in Ultor.