MW3 Characters SPOILER:
Cpt. John “Soap” MacTavish (Voiced by: Kevin McKidd) – The main protagonist of the game. He is not a playable character, but the game’s view is switched to his perspective during the opening of the game, similar that of to President Al-Fulani from Call of Duty 4. He was badly wounded after killing Lt. General Shepherd by launching a throwing knife into his eye in Modern Warfare 2. However, he joins the player on most missions involving Yuri and is deemed as a very important role in running the game’s storyline smoothly. He is killed when his attempt with Price and Yuri to assassinate Makarov fails, and an explosion resulted in him falling from a great height, which reopens his knife wound. Despite Price and Yuri’s attempt to save him, he eventually dies from blood loss, with his dying words being “Makarov…knows…Yuri,” leading to Captain Price’s anguish. Captain Price then punched Yuri down the staircase and demanded to know of his association with Makarov.
Cpt. John Price (Voiced by: Billy Murray) – The secondary protagonist of the game, responsible for keeping the stability of his team, though he is not playable until the game’s final mission, “Dust to Dust”. He is emotionally attached to Soap as his “blood brother”, due to his heavy respect towards him, and he experienced irascibility towards Yuri after Soap’s death. Price manages to track down Makarov to a hotel in the Middle East, and he and Yuri assault the hideout. Price eventually manages to wrap a cable around Makarov’s neck and smash a glass window, sending him plunging to his death. Price then calmy smokes a cigar at the scene.
Yuri (Voiced by: Brian Bloom) – The main playable character. He is an ex-Spetsnaz soldier fighting alongside the Russian Loyalists and Task Force 141. It is revealed that Makorov and Yuri were once friends and fellow Ultranationalists. Yuri and Makarov were present when Zakhaev was shot by Price in Pripyat, where the two evacuated their leader from the arms deal. Yuri was also with Makarov in the Middle East, when the latter detonated the nuclear bomb that killed 30,000 American soldiers. That event caused Yuri to realize that Makarov was a monster, and attempted to contact the F.S.B. to warn them of the massacre of Zakhaev International Airport. He was found out and shot by Makarov himself and left for dead. However, Yuri was rescued by members of the Russian Police, and vowed for revenge on Makarov. He was killed by Makarov in the mission “Dust to Dust”, but his death bought Price time to kill the notorious terrorist. He was the first Russian playable character in the Modern Warfare series, and he seems to respect Price and Soap.
Sgt. Derek “Frost” Westbrook – A Delta Force commando and a member of Team Metal. He is the player character for all Delta Force missions in the campaign, with the exception of “Down the Rabbit Hole”, when the (disavowed) Task Force 141 and Team Metal launch a joint rescue operation to rescue President Vorshevsky and his daughter Alena. He is not heard from after this mission and his fate is left unknown.
Sgt. Marcus Burns – An S.A.S. operative stationed in the UK, along with Sgt. Wallcroft and Cpl. Griffin. Playable during the mission “Mind the Gap”. He and his SAS team investigated the suspicious cargo delivered in London and discovered the bio-chemical weapon delivered by Makarov, and that there were several trucks that could all contain the chemicals. They made an attempt to stop the gas attack, but targeted the wrong truck. The truck with the real chemicals went off near Big Ben.
F.S.O. Agent Andrei Harkov – An F.S.O. agent guarding Russian President Boris Vorshevsky during the mission “Turbulence”. When the plane that was carrying the Russian President was hijacked by the Ultranationalists, Harkov and the other agents fought to secure the President in the safe room of the plane, but it was brought down and crashed. Mistaking a hostile chopper for evacuation transport, he was killed by Makarov upon opening the helicopter door.
AC-130 Spectre Gunner An unidentified member of an AC-130 Gunship (callsign “Warhammer”) who the player is put in control of during two parts of the mission “Iron Lady” assisting Team Metal. Although it is not confirmed, it is very likely this is the very same character the player controls in the original Modern Warfare. In the AC-130 the player is helped playing through his objectives by a TV Operator and a female FCO.