Red Dead Redemption 2: 18 Easter Eggs And References You Totally Missed

7. The Blind Prophet Predicts Red Dead Redemption's Grim Reaper

Red Dead Redemption 2 Blind Prophet
Rockstar

The Blind Prophet is a recurring stranger who the player can interact with during their travels across the Old West, and they're going to want to. He predicts key events in the story, including Micah's betrayal and Arthur's impending death, but there's an interaction with Marston that makes the character even more interesting.

As Marston, the Blind Prophet can be found in between Beecher's Hope and the town of Blackwater. Should you stop and give him money, he'll accurately predict the events of Red Dead Redemption, mentioning specifically the arrival of two people, "one from this world" - Edgar Ross - "and one not." The latter seems like a blatant reference to the Grim Reaper-esque figure from Red Dead's I Know You Stranger Mission, who repeatedly tests Marston's morality throughout the game.

If the player heads into Armadillo itself, things get even creepier. Inquire as to why the general store shopkeep has a photo of a moustached man with a top hat, and he won't be able to explain why. It's the very same figure from Red Dead Redemption, and the fact that Rockstar have doubled down on his supernatural qualities is brilliant to see.

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