|“||My whole life, all I ever did was fight.||„|
|~ Dutch Van Den Linde to John Marston|
Dutch van der Linde is the secondary antagonist in the video game, Red Dead Redemption. Van der Linde is the last of the three targets that John Marston must capture for the Federal Government in order for them to release his family.
Dutch is mentioned many times in the first two chapters, the New Austin and Nuevo Paraiso chapters. He finally makes an appearance in the third chapter, the West Elizabeth one, where he serves as the main antagonist.
|“||You can't erase who you are, John! You can't just wish it away.||„|
|~ Dutch Van Der Linde to John Marston|
Dutch van der Linde is an outlaw having a gang consisting with John Marston, Javier Escuella, Bill Williamson, and the former's wife Abigail. They terrorize the West until in 1906 when a botched robbery occur. This leads to John and Abigail to retire, and the gang being disbanded due to Dutch's madness.
In 1911, Dutch returns after the death of his former gang member, Bill. John is ordered by Edgar Ross to kill him in order to get his wife and son back. He witnessed him murdering a police officer in his hideout and tries to kill John, but only knocks him out. Afterwards, he recruited young Native Americans for his army. They confront John when he tries to rob a bank. He escapes by murdering Muriel Scranton, a worker at that bank. Later, John and the FBI took on his army, as he confronts Dutch by himself. He is cornered and exchange words with John on how to change the world before committing suicide by falling off the cliff. Ross shoots his dead body, saying that it's better for a report.