Red Vs Blue
Red Vs Blue
Red vs. Blue, often abbreviated as RvB, is a set of related comic science fiction video series created by Rooster Teeth Productions and distributed through the Internet and DVD. The story centers on two opposing teams of soldiers fighting a civil war in the middle of a desolate box canyon (Blood Gulch), in a parody of first-person shooter (FPS) games, military life, and science fiction films. Initially intended to be a short series of six to eight episodes, the project quickly and unexpectedly achieved significant popularity following its Internet premiere on April 1, 2003. Rooster Teeth therefore decided to continue the story. The fifth and final season of the original Red vs. Blue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles series ended with episode 100, released on June 28, 2007. Three mini-series—Out of Mind, Recovery One, and Relocated—and the full-length Reconstruction, Recreation and Revelation series have extended the plot.
Red vs. Blue emerged from Burnie Burns' voice-over-enhanced gameplay videos of Bungie Studios' FPS video game Halo: Combat Evolved. The series is primarily produced using the machinima technique of synchronizing video footage from a game to pre-recorded dialogue and other audio. Footage is mostly from the multiplayer modes of Halo: Combat Evolved and its sequels, Halo 2 and Halo 3, on the Microsoft Xbox and Xbox 360 video game consoles. Minute sections of the series were also achieved using the Microsoft PC version of the same game.
Both within the machinima community and among film critics, Red vs. Blue has been generally well-received. Praised for its originality, the series has won four awards at film festivals held by the Academy of Machinima Arts & Sciences. It has been credited with bringing new popularity to machinima, helping it to gain more mainstream exposure, and attracting more people to the art form. Graham Leggat, former director of communications for Lincoln Center's film society, described Red vs. Blue as "truly as sophisticated as Samuel Beckett". While special videos continue to be released online, the completed series is also available on DVD, making the series one of the first commercially released and successful machinima products. Rooster Teeth has created videos, some under commission from Microsoft, for special events, and Red vs. Blue content is included with the Legendary Edition of Halo 3.
>/// Setting and overview
Red vs. Blue centers on the Red and Blue Teams, two groups of soldiers engaged in a supposed civil war. Originally, each team occupies a small base in a box canyon known as Blood Gulch. According to Simmons, one of the Red Team soldiers, each team's base exists only in response to the other team's base. To the soldiers' ignorance, there is no actual civil war; both the Red and Blue armies are under the same command, Project Freelancer, and only exist as training grounds for Freelance Agents. Although both teams generally dislike each other and have standing orders to defeat their opponents and capture their flag, neither team is usually motivated to fight the other. Teammates have an array of eccentric personalities and usually create more problems for each other than for their enemies.
The Red vs. Blue storyline so far spans seven full-length seasons and three mini-series. Rooster Teeth periodically releases self-referential public service announcements (PSAs) and holiday-themed videos, which are generally unrelated to the main storyline. In these videos, however, the members of both teams claim to be from Red vs. Blue.
Although the visual background of Red vs. Blue is primarily taken from the Halo series, Rooster Teeth consciously limits connections to the Halo fictional universe. A special video made for E3 2003 portrays Master Chief, the protagonist of the Halo series, as a larger-than-life member of the army, and the Red vs. Blue trailer and first episode establish that the series is set between the events of the first two games. Beyond these references, the storyline is independent, a decision that, according to Burns, is intended to increase accessibility to those unfamiliar with the games. For example, even though the season 4 and season 5 casts include characters from the alien Covenant Elite race, Rooster Teeth never portrays those characters in their original Halo context.
>///The Blood Gulch Chronicles/Out of Mind
Initially, the Red Team consists of Grif (Geoff Ramsey, under the credit of Geoff Fink); Simmons (Gustavo Sorola); rookie Donut (Dan Godwin); their leader, Sarge (Matt Hullum); and a robot engineer, Lopez (Burnie Burns). The Blue Team consists of Tucker (Jason Saldaña), rookie Caboose (Joel Heyman), de facto leader Church (Burns), and an artificially intelligent tank named Sheila (Yomary Cruz); prior to the events of the series, the Blues were led by the late Captain Butch Flowers (Ed Robertson). Church is killed in friendly fire by Caboose, and reappears as a ghost after mercenary Tex (Kathleen Zuelch) is called in to replace him. It is established that Tex comes from an experimental super-soldier program, which paired freelance soldiers, code-named by U.S. states, with artificial intelligence programs. After Tex is killed in combat, her AI, O'Malley (various), transfers to and possesses Caboose. Three months later, neutral medic Doc (Hullum) arrives, taking commands from both teams due to a lack of resources. The Blues take Donut hostage, and negotiate his release in exchange for robot bodies, constructed by Sarge, that the ghosts of Church and Tex can possess. O'Malley soon transfers to Doc, kidnaps Lopez, and escapes Blood Gulch through a teleporter.
The Red and Blue Teams join forces to pursue O'Malley, eventually confronting him just before a bomb built by Sarge into Church's robot body detonates. The soldiers wake up in a wasteland, and conclude the force of the blast sent them into the future; the series later reveals this to be untrue, but their survival of the explosion remains unexplained. Church, however, travels a thousand years into the past. Living the events leading up to the explosion over and over, Church attempts to alter the timeline and avert the disaster, with every failure sending him back to the past once more. He eventually abandons his plans, and manages to join the others in the supposed future. The teams gather at O’Malley’s new fortress, and plan to plant the sentient time bomb, Andy (Nathan Zellner). Instead, O’Malley is defeated (temporarily) by an Alien creature (Zellner). As the Red Team discovers the continued existence of Blood Gulch, the Alien leads the Blues and Andy on a sacred quest, but is killed. His murderer, Wyoming (Hullum), is also part of the super-soldier program, prompting Tex to pursue him with the help of fellow test subject York (Sean Duggan) and his AI, Delta (Mark Bellman). York is soon killed as well. It is revealed that Wyoming has an armor enhancement which allows him to alter time, which caused Church to travel into the past to begin with. The Blues, Andy, and Tex eventually return to Blood Gulch, and Tucker becomes ill; Church calls Doc, whom O'Malley still controls, for help. Doc diagnoses Tucker with male pregnancy, caused through parasitic symbiosis with the Alien. Tucker gives birth off-screen to an alien child, Junior (Saldaña). O’Malley leaves Doc.
A ship crashes into the gulch, carrying Grif's sibling, Sister (Rebecca Frasier), who is assigned to the Blue Team. Both teams are soon ambushed by Wyoming; Lopez; and O’Malley, who now possesses the reanimated corpse of Captain Flowers. They reveal their joint plot to steal Junior, the prophesied ruler of the alien race, in order to raise and control an army of alien creatures. In the ensuing battle, Wyoming and Flowers are killed. Tex, however, sees the possibility of rule over the aliens as a method to end the war, and convinces O’Malley to possess her once more. She takes Junior, and leaves in the ship. The Reds, however, have planted Andy on-board, and the ship explodes on their command.
After Agent Washington (Shannon McCormick), also known as "Recovery One", retrieves Delta, he encounters twin freelancers, South Dakota and North Dakota. Although ordered to kill South Dakota, he spares her to enlist her help in defeating an unknown enemy targeting the remaining freelancers. South betrays Washington and convinces her attacker to steal his enhancements, giving her time to flee. Washington's commander instructs South to return to the base, but she refuses and leaves. After Tex's ship crashes in an outpost named Valhalla, apparently killing Tex, O'Malley infects the local soldiers, leading them to kill each other. The unknown enemy, who identifies himself as the Meta, shows up and captures O'Malley and takes Tex's cloaking ability from her armor. Washington, who has survived, tracks down Caboose and Church, who have experience with O'Malley, while the Meta manipulates communications to order the Reds to attack them. Attacking Agent South, The Meta escapes when Washington, Caboose, and Church intervene, and Washington kills South. The Reds interrupt a second confrontation with the Meta, allowing the Meta to recover, attack, and escape. To help Caboose, rendered unconscious off-screen, Church enters his mind and finds a message left by Delta. Based on the message, Washington directs them to visit Command; the Meta sneaks inside with them. Inside, Washington and Church find Washington's former AI partner, Epsilon, and Washington deems Church to be the remnants of the Alpha AI. The base alarm triggers, and Recovery agents attack the team. Washington orders the Reds and Caboose to escape with Epsilon and turn the AI in while he and Church remain to detonate an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), rendering the Meta's stolen abilities and AI useless, in turn weakening him considerably. Initially defiant, Church ultimately stays as his ghost-like apparition, while the others take his body. The Meta pursues and shoots Washington, demanding to see Alpha as promised. Church occupies the Meta long enough for Washington to activate the EMP. Caboose successfully escapes with Epsilon, but Church's and Washington's fate is left unstated. Narrating the epilogue of Reconstruction, the Director of Project Freelancer reveals himself as the real Leonard Church, stating that the Alpha (Private Church) is based on his mind and memories.
After the Reds settle into a new base, Sarge attempts to improve his new Warthog and eventually calls Lopez for help after getting the base's power online, while Caboose works on a secret project at his own base. Donut arrives at Red base, collapsing from thirst before telling Grif that "he needs help... it's under the sand... find him!" Grif decides that it sounds too bothersome and dismisses it. Not long after, in Recreation, Donut awakes, but passes out again at Blue Base, telling Caboose that Tucker is in trouble. After calling Washington, who is still alive but imprisoned and unable to help, Caboose reveals he is trying to build a new friend, and Donut offers to lend Sarge's secret facility to Caboose. After sneaking in, Epsilon activates and explains to Caboose that he must go to the place Donut was at. The Reds, upon discovering Caboose, decide to aid him for their own reasons. Sarge and Grif go with him to aid his mission, while Simmons, Lopez and Donut remain behind. Upon arriving at a dig site they run afoul of the local soldiers and encounter Tucker. In Tucker's bunker, Caboose finds a mysterious, highly powerful robotic drone which he uploads Epsilon into. The memories act as a back-up of Alpha, who acts and sounds like Church, although with no recollection of any of the events that have happened throughout the series. While fleeing from an unknown group of human soldiers, Sarge, Grif, Caboose, Tucker and Epsilon-Church are ambushed by an alien taskforce. Meanwhile, the new Chairman of Project Freelancer tells Washington that he can be released if he can find Epsilon, the only loose-end in Washington's attack on Command. Concurrent to these events, Simmons, Donut and Lopez come under attack from the Meta, who is once again running rampant for unknown reasons. Washington arrives as the Reds in Valhalla attempt to escape, shooting Lopez and Donut while demanding Epsilon from Simmons, after revealing he is now working alongside the Meta, in order to return the Epsilon unit to the Chairman of the Oversight Committee in exchange for his freedom.
In the third part of Recollections, Doc is sent to valhalla to find out that the Meta needs medical help. Epsilon-Church has a vision of a dark figure and of Valhalla, so the Reds leave to go back to their base.
From left: Simmons, Grif, Sarge, Donut, Tex's future robot body, Sheila (the tank), Caboose, and Church
Main article: List of characters in Red vs. Blue
Red vs. Blue features characters whose personalities are skewed in different ways and to varying degrees. Character interaction and dialogue, rather than action, drive the story. The series has centered on eight main characters, four per team. Other characters, both team-affiliated and unaffiliated, human and non-human, have played significant roles throughout the story.
>/// Main characters
• Sarge (Matt Hullum) - Staff sergeant and leader of the Blood Gulch Red Team. A military man with a Southern United States accent, he is the only Blood Gulch soldier on either team consistently serious about the Red versus Blue civil war. His sociopathic battle plans often entail unnecessary casualties of his own men, especially Grif.
• Dexter Grif (Geoff Ramsey) - An unlucky draftee who displays disinterest in fighting and is habitually lazy and irresponsible. These characteristics earn him the disrespect and ridicule of both Sarge and Simmons. Although during the Recreation series, Grif states he only acts this way out of dislike of Sarge.
• **** Simmons (Gustavo Sorola) - Sarge's sycophantic, insecure, right-hand man. Though he shares Sarge's dislike of Grif, Simmons and Grif are often seen together, either chatting or bickering.
• Franklin Delano Donut (Dan Godwin) - An eager rookie who joins the Red Team in episode 3. He tends to annoy his teammates with his naïveté, garrulousness, and cheerfulness and becomes more effeminate as the series progresses, Donut is shot by Agent Washington at the end of Red vs Blue:Recreation and is presumed dead in Red vs Blue:Revelation.
• Leonard L. Church (Burnie Burns) - Cynical de facto leader of the Blue Team, and is found to be what is left of the Alpha AI. Often shouldering the responsibility of actually solving the various crises that the Blood Gulch teams encounter, he often ends up taking their brunt, leaving him increasingly disillusioned and antisocial. His serious, reasoned approach conflicts with the personality of Lavernius Tucker.
• Lavernius Tucker (Jason Saldaña) - The longest serving blue soldier. Snide, averse to work and battle, and obsessed with women. Later becomes pregnant from an encounter with an alien and following this, becomes more responsible and knowledgeable, though he retains his womanising traits.
• Michael J. Caboose (Joel Heyman) - The Blue Team's new rookie. Although physically strong, he exhibits ever-increasing degrees of stupidity and childishness throughout the series, to a point of a virtual divorce from reality.
• Allison "Tex" (Kathleen Zuelch) - An elite soldier in Project Freelancer and Church's former girlfriend. She is hired by Blue Command to join the team as a mercenary in episode 10. She is able to eliminate entire teams of soldiers by herself, and is described as "the most lethal soldier in Blood Gulch".
Significant supporting characters
• Lopez: A robot built by Sarge that, due to a damaged speech unit, can only speak poor Spanish. After the explosion that propels the cast into the future, only its head remains, until given a new body in Reconstruction.
• Sheila: The Artificial Intelligence inside the Blue Team's tank for most of the series, until it is transferred into a ship, which crash lands prior to Reconstruction.
• Doc: A medic who exhibits extreme pacifism.
• O'Malley: Also known as Omega, it is an evil, megalomaniacal AI fragment originally implanted in Tex during a military experiment as part of Project Freelancer.
• Andy: A foul-mouthed bomb originally built by Tex to destroy O'Malley, capable of translating the Alien's language and Spanish.
• Alien: A creature who leads Tucker and Caboose on a "sacred quest". Killed by Wyoming.
• Gary: A computer terminal who explains The Great Prophecy and tells Church about the Great Destroyer; later revealed to be Wyoming's partner AI, Gamma.
• Wyoming: A Freelancer hired by O'Malley to kill Tucker. Wyoming was part of Project Freelancer alongside Tex and was given his own AI fragment. This AI fragment is designated Gamma, but is known as Gary throughout much of the series.
• Vic: A sardonic, unhelpful communications officer for both Red and Blue armies in Blood Gulch.
• Junior: Tucker's alien baby, conceived parasitically by the Alien and Tucker.
• Captain Butch Flowers: The Blue team's former leader, later resurrected from the dead, and killed again shortly after.
• Sister: Grif's color-blind sister, who was sent to aid the Blues during the events of the Blood Gulch Chronicles, and remains in Blood Gulch during Reconstruction, later allegedly killed by Lopez in Relocated.
• Washington: A former Freelancer who worked as a Recovery Agent for Project Freelancer. He was tasked with tracking down AIs and later the Meta as well. He was at a UNSC Maximum Security Detention Facility for a while, but he just cut a deal with the chairman of the oversight committee concerning the AI Epsilon in return for his freedom.
• South: A Freelancer who teamed-up with and later betrayed Washington in Recovery One. She is later killed by him in Reconstruction.
• The Meta: The former Freelancer Agent Maine, who hunts down other Freelancers and their AI fragments. He is nearly mute except for growls and the voices of the AI fragments he has captured.
• The Director: The director (Dr. Leonard Church) of Project Freelancer, the organization responsible for the Red vs. Blue combat simulations and the implantation of AI fragments into Freelancer agents. Revealed to be the origination of the Alpha AI.
• C.T.: A character in the Recreation series who is looking for a mysterious alien weapon at a desert base. He is killed by Epsilon Church in the final episode of Recreation.
///> Infomation: Red vs. Blue series
* The Blood Gulch Chronicles season 1
April 1, 2003 - September 28, 2003
* The Blood Gulch Chronicles season 2
January 3, 2004 - June 11, 2004
* The Blood Gulch Chronicles season 3
October 12, 2004 - May 18, 2005
* The Blood Gulch Chronicles season 4
August 29, 2005 - April 1, 2006
* Out of Mind
June 16, 2006 - September 4, 2006
* The Blood Gulch Chronicles season 5
October 2, 2006 - June 28, 2007
* Recovery One
October 28, 2007 - December 7, 2007
April 5, 2008 - October 30, 2008
February 9, 2009 - March 9, 2009
June 15, 2009 - October 26, 2009
April 1, 2010 - ?
>/// Infomation Source
>/// Offical Web Site
here is the offical website for red vs blue...
Watch the new series of red vs bluee, animation has been done by Monty Oum, the same person who made the haloid Movie.