"Thy will be done!"

~Josiah Reed

"I'll turn the river red with blood!"

~Battle with Reed

"You kill me and your soul will be as cursed as mine!"

~Last words

Reverend Josiah Reed is a henchman of Thomas Magruder and the secondary antagonist in the best-selling videogames Gun and Gun: Showdown. Reed is a hired killer, who feels no remorse in his killings. He is voiced by horror movie legend, Brad Dourif.

Throughout the game Reed is seen killing anyone that stands in his way, women being no exception. He kills women as for him they are symbol of lust, greed and downfall and states them as "Wanton whores".

His weapons mostly in the game are bladed weaponry, which he uses much in his hatred for women. During the steamboat massacre he throws a tomahawk with great precision to kill a woman he suspects of hiding the item he wants. He also uses a razor in slithing the throats of his victim, most notably Jenny, the protagonist's love interest. He's also great in using a calvary sabre while on horseback.

Reed is merciless and will kill anyone, even innocents. He planned and led the steamboat massacre that killed every man, woman and child aboard (except for the game's protagonist who managed to escape).

Reed's horse is black and tinted white, the same with his priest uniform. It's covered in black armor and is one of the fastest horse in the game.

Throughout the game he always carries with him a bible and proclaims himself a man of god, and it's his job to wipe the world out of lust. His use of god's name has gotten him into many situations, from getting his ear sliced off to his eventual death.


Once again sent to the steamboat by Magruder to retrieve the missing piece of the cross, Colton White and his partner Soapy Jennings beat him to it. Angered, Reed shoots at Colt, and the two engage in a gunfight. Colt critically wounds Reed, knocking the reverend off his horse. As he limps away in pain and fear, Colt fires his father's rifle at Reed's leg, blowing it off and incapacitating him. At the mercy of the man whose father and love he murdered, Josiah Reed screams that because he is unarmed, Colt will be no better than him if he finishes him off. Having no more of his treachery, he jams his rifle into Reed's mouth, proclaims, "This is for Jenny.", and pulls the trigger, splattering blood and brains all over the surrounding rocks and himself.

Magruder & Reed

Reed (right) with his boss Thomas Magruder