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- "Baird, can you get a blast charge ready?"
"'Course. Regular or extra strength?"
- — Marcus Fenix and Damon Baird
Corporal Damon Baird was Gear soldier who was an expert in several technical and mechanical fields. He and Augustus Cole joined the COG Army on Emergence Day, being forced by his parents to join. Fourteen years later was a member of Alpha Squad during the Lightmass Offensive, but joined Delta Squad along with Cole after the rest of the squad was killed. After the successful conclusion to the offensive, he was assigned to lead Sigma-One with Cole, taking part in several battles against the Locust. During Operation: Hollow Storm, he once again rejoined Delta, and fought through the campaign to sink Jacinto. He joined the rest of the COG in its evacuation to Port Farrall and later Vectes, where the COG was forced to deal with the Stranded Insurgency, and later the Lambent Invasion, during which Baird was often on the front lines helping formulate plans with the rest of Delta and command.
Baird was born into a rich family, and grew up loving machines. Building things and messing with machines were the only "happy memory" he had of his childhood. Baird had originally wanted to go to engineering school, but his father refused to give him his inheritance unless he enlisted in the military. Baird, along with Cole, enlisted for the COG on E-Day.
Beginning of the OffensiveEdit
Fourteen years after Emergence Day, Baird was a member of Alpha Squad, along with Augustus Cole, Jan Rojas, and Gyules. They were tasked with deploying the Sonic Resonator to map the Locust tunnels, but lost contact with command. Several members of the squad were killed, and Rojas and Cole were separated from the others. Baird, Gyules, and one other Gear took refuge outside of the Tomb of the Unknowns, but were pinned down by Troikas on top of the House of Sovereigns. Baird managed to get a hold of Delta-One, who had been sent to rescue them, after Delta killed three Seeders that had been jamming the comms. He told them about the Troika on the House of Sovereigns roof, and told them to take it out and hurry to assist them. Delta took out the Troika operators, and used them to clear the Locust forces. He was then reunited with Cole, who informed him of Rojas death. As they waited for pickup, the Gears came under attack. They were overwhelmed, and forced to flee into the Tomb, but both Lt.Minh Young Kim and the unknown Gear in Alpha were killed. However, they became trapped inside the Tomb with a Berserker, and Gyules was killed. Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago, two Gears from Delta, managed to lure the Berserker outside and kill her while Baird and Cole guarded the resonator. When they rejoined Marcus and Dom, Baird became angry when Marcus was promoted to sergeant instead of him. Col.Victor Hoffman tells them that Ravens are unable to reach them due to the Locust presence, but Dom says he has a plan and the four Gears begin to move out.
Getting Help from the StrandedEdit
As they walk, Baird is contemptful that Dom actually has a plan. When they reach a fork in the road, Baird goes with Marcus down one way, while Cole and Dom go down the other. Two Boomers appear in their path and blow open a door, but the four Gears get them in a crossfire and take them down. As they continue to progress, they find a Corpser, which retreats back into an Emergence Hole. Baird worries that it is saving them for a snack, which Marcus doubts. After killing a group of Drones and regrouping, Dom reveals that his plan is to borrow a Junker from a Stranded. Baird is surprised by this, and asks him if he hangs out with Stranded. This annoys Dom, and he tells Baird he is looking for someone. When they exit the building they are in, the Corpser tunnels underneath them, causing Baird to tell Marcus that he knew it was chasing them. As they fight their way to the Stranded camp, to Corpser continues to toy with them. They fight their way to the camp, and as they walk through it, Baird trades insults with one of the Stranded. Dom negotiates for use of the Junker from Franklin Tsoko, on the condition that Baird and Cole stay at the camp, much to Baird's annoyance. After Marcus and Dom cross the river, they contact Baird, and ask how it's going. Baird informs them that somebody found out that Cole played Thrashball, and that now nobody will stop talking to him about it. When the Stranded gave them food to eat, Baird was worried about getting dysentery from the food, but was ordered by Marcus to shut up and eat. Baird was apparently correct about the food, as the next time Marcus tried to contact him, Cole answered instead and told him Baird was in the toilet.
Battle at the Stranded OutpostEdit
Shortly afterwords, Lt.Anya Stroud informed them that Locust were approaching their position, and Baird and Cole began taking defensive action. When Marcus contacted him again, he reported that they were under attack, and that Marcus and Dom needed to return. When they finally returned with the vehicle, they helped Baird, Cole, and several Stranded fight off the attacking Locust. The four Gears then got into the Junker, and Baird drove it to the Lethia Imulsion Facility.
Lethia Imulsion FacilityEdit
- "There's shit everywhere!"
- — Baird, after being forced to enter the sewer system
After their vehicle broke down, Baird and the rest of Delta proceeded on foot to the facility. They found the entrance locked, and Marcus sent Baird and Cole left to find an entrance while he and Dom went right. Baird and Cole found an entrance into the basement, while Marcus and Dom entered through the roof. Marcus then ordered them to find a way to get the lights on, and locate the Cart Control Room. Baird succeeded in restoring power, which he gleefully reported to Marcus. He was surprised when Marcus told them he and Dom found a surviving Stranded, and asked if he could find out if the guy had a geobot, since he needed one to fix the Junker, but Marcus just told him to keep his mind on finding the cart control room. He then warned them to watch the vents, since they kept hearing Wretches in them. To Baird's great discomfort, he and Cole were forced to enter the sewer system in order to proceed further into the facility. They passed under a grate, and spoke to Marcus and Dom, and invited them down as there was plenty of room. Dom and Marcus declined, so Baird and Cole continued on to the cart control room. They regrouped with Marcus and Dom not long after, and Baird told them not to say one word about how they smelled. They fight their way through Lambent Wretches, Drones, and Boomers to the control room, where each Gear hops into a mine cart and heads down deeper into the facility. Baird fight alongside Marcus to the drilling platforms, which they board and head down into the Hollow.
Deploying the ResonatorEdit
After arriving in the Hollow, Baird complains how it stinks, and that there is Kryll shit everywhere. Marcus is worried about the resonator being damaged, so he orders Baird and Cole to hang back and guard it while he and Dom scout ahead, which Baird has no problem with. He was contacted a short while later by Marcus, and was informed that the path was too dangerous for the resonator, and that he and Cole needed to find an alternate route. As they proceeded through the mine, Marcus informed him that a Corpser was stalking him and Dom. Baird and Cole regrouped with them just in time for them to see the Corpser die, and finally reached the pumping station. Baird and Cole flanked the station from the right, while Marcus and Dom attacked it from the left. They killed the Therons guarding the station, and Baird deployed the resonator. The four Gears made it back to the surface, and collapsed onto the ground, happy that their mission was over. However, Col.Hoffman contacted them and informed them that the resonator had barely mapped any of the tunnels. Baird then discovered from a geobot he had hacked into that a full map of the tunnels was at the Fenix Estate, located at the East Barricade Academy.
East Barricade AcademyEdit
- "The status is that it sucks. The clutch plate is cracked, I'm gonna have to take off the flywheel..."
- — Baird, reporting the condition of APC-142
Baird and Delta boarded KR Six-Four, and headed to the Academy along with another squad in KR Two-Five. During the flight, Two-Five was shot down by Nemacyst, and Six-Four was forced to land some distance away from the Fenix Estate. Baird and the others were dropped in a courtyard that was heavily defended by Locust, but they were able to kill them all. Afterwords, they learned there were survivors from the other Raven, and headed to rescue them. When they reached the crash site, they found two survivors. Baird and Cole stayed with them, and gave them medical treatment while waiting for a King Raven to medevac them. They came under attack, and Baird informed Marcus that their situation was FUBAR and that they had to fall back. They then began to make their way to the Fenix Estate. When they arrived at the house, Baird found APC-142 in the backyard. After regrouping with Marcus and Dom in the courtyard, he ordered Baird to fix it while Cole guarded him and they got the data. After he fixes it, they go back into the house and defend it against a Locust counterattack. Marcus and Dom return from the basement, and send them back to prepare the APC for extraction. Once JACK has the data, Baird, the rest of Delta, and JACK get on the APC and escape.
Stuck at Timgad BridgeEdit
- "Holy shit, it's back!"
- — Baird, upon seeing the Brumak
As they head toward Timgad Station to deliver the targeting data to the train with the bomb, they find the Timgad Bridge is raised and uncrossable. Baird heads with Marcus to raise the bridge. They find the bridge is out of power, and Delta is attacked by the Locust. After they defeat them, Baird realizes that the Locust were waiting for them, and that they knew what they were doing. After being ordered to stay and guard the APC with Cole while Marcus and Dom try to find a way to restore the power, Baird protests, saying there has to be a better way. However, Marcus shouted him down, telling him it was his squad, and his decision. However, Marcus later found his path blocked by too many enemies, and contacted Baird and Cole to coordinate with Anya to find an alternate route. In a building overlooking Nassar Memorial Park, they talked to Marcus and Dom, and Baird directed them on where to go. When a group of Locust approached on the ground, Baird and Cole covered Marcus and Dom. After killing most of the Locust, Marcus ordered Baird to find the powerlines and have JACK start on the repairs. As they got to the powerlines, a Brumak arrived. Marcus ordered them to keep it away from the powerlines, and Cole got its attention so that it followed Baird and him. After they thought they lost it, they headed back to the powerlines, only to have the Brumak show up again and be forced to keep running. They managed to escape it, and JACK repaired the powerlines, but the Brumak had them cut off from the APC. They regrouped with Marcus and Dom behind a theater, and the four of them hunted down and killed the Seeder that was jamming the comms. They then headed to Timgad Central Energy to raise the bridge. Once they reached it, Baird, Cole, and JACK headed off to find a way to restore the power. However, Baird discovered that the Locust had been taking parts to the station underground, and worked with JACK to attempt to fix what he could. He directed Marcus to turn off several panels and switches to help in the repairs. He managed to get the power flowing, but needed something to connect two transformer blocks. Marcus and Dom tricked the Brumak into connecting them, and the bridge lowered. Delta then returned to the APC and continued to Timgad Station.
Deploying the Lightmass BombEdit
- "Damnit, we suck!"
- — Baird, after failing to jump aboard the Tyro Pillar
When they reached the station, Baird and the others battled against Locust forces as they waited for the train to pass by. As it did, Marcus and Dom jumped aboard, but Baird and Cole were unable to make it. He contacted Marcus, and told him they would catch a ride on a King Raven. They were picked up by a Raven with Col.Hoffman aboard, and Baird contacted Marcus to let him know they were on the way. As Marcus and Dom fought General RAAM, Baird manned one of the turrets on the King Raven and provided support against Kryll and Reavers flying alongside the train. After Marcus deployed the Lightmass Bomb, Baird and the rest of Delta were honored for their part in the Lightmass Offensive.
After the Lightmass OffensiveEdit
Ambush on Sovereigns BoulevardEdit
- "Hey, smart-ass. Nice shot. Now show yourself."
- — Baird, demanding that an unknown sniper show themself
One week after the bombing, Baird was on patrol with the rest of Delta-One in Ephyra, when they come under attack from a small group of Drones. During the battle, Dom's life is saved by an unknown sniper. Baird shouts out for the sniper to show themself, but he got no response. After Dom and Cole scouted the area briefly, Marcus got a report that Echo Squad was under attack along Sovereigns Boulevard, and they rushed to help. When they arrived, they found Echo pinned down inside a mall with a Boomer and a dozen Drones trying to break in. Marcus had Baird and Cole cover him and Dom while they took out the Boomer, and once they succeeded, Baird and the rest of the Gears wiped out the remaining Drones. As they waited for a King Raven to medevac a wounded member of Echo, Dom headed off to find Pvt.Harries Lancer, which had been lost when Harrie was killed. As they waited for Dom to return, they heard firing, and Baird, Cole, and Marcus rushed to see what was going on. They found Dom with former sergeant Bernadette Mataki, who had startled him and caused him to open fire. Baird, unlike Cole, was unimpressed with her, and remained silent on the way back to Wrightman Base.
Evacuation of North GateEdit
- "Leave 'em to it, thats what I say. Fewer mouths to feed. Balances out."
- — Baird, reasoning why the evacuation is a waste of time
When the COG learned that the Locust were trying to cut off access to the North Gate Agricultural Depot, a convoy was put together to evacuate the depot. Baird was annoyed with the assignment, believing it would just be easier to let the Locust kill everyone at the depot, which would balance out the food situation. Once the convoy got under way, Baird drove APC-Three, which also carried Cole and Bernie. Baird became annoyed with Bernie when she ordered him to back away from the truck they were driving behind, and reluctantly obeyed. When Cole began tossing ration bars out of the APC to Stranded children, Baird tried to convince him to stop, but failed. After arriving at the depot, Baird watched the sappers load the convoy trucks until word came of Locust heading toward the depot. Baird and the others boarded KR A-108 and headed to intercept the Drones. He took cover in a doorway and fired on the Locust when they turned the corner of the street. After all the Locust were down, Baird went from body to body and shot each one to make sure they were dead. He and the rest of the Gears then got back on the Raven and headed back to the depot.
Defending the ConvoyEdit
- "Didn't see you there... I just like dropping grubs."
- — Baird, after saving Bernie's life
After the convoy began moving out, part of the convoy was hit, and thirty grubs were spotted on the ground. Baird drove the APC to intercept the Locust. When Two-forty-five was damaged, Baird left the APC on foot to try and repair it to rescue the crew. After he reached the truck, he came under attack by Locust forces. The escort was killed, and the driver, Jeff Tatton, was injured. Baird got him behind cover and held off the Drones until Cole and Bernie arrived, and the three of them killed all the Locust. Baird then showed Bernie how to properly chainsaw a Locust, and pointed out the optimal places to attack them with it. They begin carrying Tatton to the APC, but it was hit by a Boomshot, throwing the Gears into the air. Baird killed the Drone, and helped Bernie pick Tatton back up. As they walked toward the road, Baird paused to kick the dead Drone so hard it's guts fell out. They were picked up by Marcus, Dom, and Pvt.Federic Rojas in their APC. As they headed back to Jacinto, Baird attempted to stop Tatton's bleeding, and became angry when Marcus stopped the APC to go back and rescue Hoffman and Tai. Cole took over driving, and they returned to Jacinto.
At the Barracks and Recovering the FallenEdit
- "Don't think I'm going to apologize to him and kiss your ass just because you got some sergeant's stripes from ancient history, Mataki"
- — Baird, right before his fight with Bernie
After arriving at the barracks, Baird began cleaning his equipment. While working on his boot, Bernie asked him why Anya was still only a first lieutenant at her age. He told her there was no point in promotion, and that only assholes wanted them. She asked him if they made him a corporal because he was a reluctant asshole. He asked her how long they were going to keep up the insults, and Bernie said she would stop when he did. He continued to clean his boots as Bernie talked to Cole about him writing to his dead mother, and Bernie's trek across Sera. He was disturbed to hear her mention she had done bad stuff and skinned more than just cats. When Dom arrived and wanted to talk with Bernie alone, Baird and Cole headed down to the vehicle compound to wait for them so they could go out and recover the bodies that had been left behind during the evacuation. After recovering bodies from the first ambush site, they arrived to find that the Stranded were scavenging from one of the trucks. Bernie opened fire above their heads, and Baird supported her completely in demanding that the Stranded return all the parts of the truck. He warned them that he would know if they left anything out, and proceeded to put the truck back together. Bernie complemented him on his skills with machines, but Baird was confused when she didn't add an insult to the complement. He remained silent on the way back to the barracks, and began playing a game of cards with the rest of the squad. When Marcus showed up, Baird insulted him, and questioned Bernie about what she had told Dom. He wanted to know if it involved another screw-up by Marcus, which angered Bernie. She told him to shut up, and stood up, challenging Baird to a fight, and many Gears in the barracks stopped to watch. Baird stood as well, holding his ground as she charged at him, expecting her to try and kick him in the crotch. However, she punched him in the jaw just under the ear, sending him backwards into the wall and onto the ground. Cole grabbed his shirt collar and told him to knock it off and play nice. The Gears returned playing cards, with Baird wisely choosing to stay quiet for the moment.
Mission to TollenEdit
- "The grubs are back. Believe me. They're back, but I have no frigging idea how they managed to do that."
- — Baird, after discovering that Tollen had been sunk
A few days later, Baird went with Marcus and Dom on a recon mission to the city of Tollen aboard a King Raven. Reports had been received that the city was flooding, and Hoffman wanted it investigated. Baird suggested that the Lightmass Bomb had opened up underwater wells or rivers. They arrived to find the whole city was completely flooded, and was now a lake. Major Gill Gettner, the pilot of the Raven, believed that a pocket of methane had sunk the city, but Baird insisted it was the Locust. He pointed out how the elevation around the city indicated it had been sunk by something, and convinced the others it was the Locust.
Deployed to the Dorado HillsEdit
- "Cole, get your ass back in here! Distraction achieved, but we gotta go!"
- — Baird, while rescuing Delta from a Brumak
Seven weeks after the Evacuation of North Gate, Baird and Cole were reassigned to Sigma-One, and were deployed to the Dorado Hills. As they headed back to Jacinto in Centaur II-W0801, they picked up a distress signal from Delta-One, who were under attack by a Brumak. They rushed to assist, and Cole managed to wound the Brumak with a Boomshot. Baird picked up Delta while Marcus tied their squads APC to the Centaur, and they rushed to escape the Brumak. It was killed when one of its shots hit the canyon wall and buried it under a pile of rocks. Baird stopped the Centaur in a field, and talked with Marcus and Dom. He asked what their mission was, and they told him they were heading to Montevado to investigate seismic disturbances. Baird told them he wouldn't be able to fix their APC, but Cpl.Michael Barrick found two COG Bikes Delta could take instead. Baird and Cole then returned to Jacinto in the Centaur, taking Lily, a girl that Pvt.Jace Stratton had saved, with them.
Liberation of JilaneEdit
Preparing for the MissionEdit
- "Yeah, the opportunity for us to face extinction right away."
- — Baird, after Hoffman says the opportunity to rescue trapped women and children was too great to ignore
Two months later, Baird and Cole were assigned to help Delta on their mission to Jilane. Hoffman and Anya briefed them on the mission to locate the old Birthing Creche in the city, with the help of Sgt.Alex Brand. A distress beacon had been detected in the city from the area of the creche, and the possibility that the women and children there were still alive was too great an opportunity to ignore. Baird was skeptical it was a good idea to go to the city, which had been in Locust hands for four months. After the briefing, he joined the others in packing supplies for the mission and catching up. Dom asked him how the rest of Sigma was, and Baird told him that they were a bunch of idiots, always almost getting themselves killed, so that made them a lot like Delta. They then discussed the Alex, and Baird was doubtful she could scout anything out other than a beauty parlor. Cole then began saying thats why they called in Sigma, so because whenever there was a women in need of help, they needed the Cole Train, unaware that Alex was right behind him. Baird and the other watched, amused, as she yelled incoming behind him, causing him to drop his beer, which she caught and thanked him for. As they continued to pack, Jace wondered what they would do if they actually found someone, but Baird told him that they wouldn't.
Arriving at the City and Encounter with the GBLEdit
- "Fuck that, my covers about to give."
- — Baird, after Marcus ordered him not to fire on the GBL
Baird drove PA-142 to the city, and asked Alex for directions to the Birthing Creche. She told him she didn't know where it was, annoying Baird, who thought that she had grown up there. Marcus told him to use a map, and he located it soon after. Once they got out of the APC, Marcus split the squad up, taking Baird and Alex with him, while Dom, Cole, and Jace explored the other half of the building. They first went to the wards, and discovered several mutilated bodies. As they kept moving, Baird talked about how glad he was that once the war had started, people had stopped bugging him about settling down and starting a family. As they prepared to go through another set of doors, they were surprised to hear a voice behind them, and turned around to find a group of heavily armed women. When Baird ordered the women to stop pointing their guns at them and aimed his Lancer at them, one of the women opened fire on the Gears, shortly followed by several others. They took cover behind a wall, and Marcus ordered them not to return fire, and tried to convince the women they were there to help. Matron, the women's leader, ordered the Gears to drop their weapons and stand up slowly. Marcus agreed to surrender, but Baird protested until Marcus gave him another direct order. However, they were saved when the rest of the squad arrived and surrounded the women. They questioned the women and learned they had been surviving there since the fall of the city, protecting the children that had been left behind. After determining they had not set off the beacon, Baird went with Marcus and Cole to continue trying to find the source while the others stayed with the women and children. After locating a mentally ill women holding the beacon, they tried to get her to drop it, but she activated it, drawing the Locust to their position.
- "There’s a smart one out there- Theron or Kantus... what would I do if I were him?"
- — Baird, trying to predict what the Locust would do
As the Locust began their attack, Molly dropped the beacon, and Baird shot it, stopping the signal. They then began fighting their way to Dom and the others, but were unable to get a lock on their location due to jamming. They found themselves trapped by the Locust in a greenhouse, and when Molly would not stop laughing about their situation, he threatened to use her as a meat shield. They were saved by Alex and Annalisa arrived and killed the Locust, and they followed them back to a bunker where the others were taking cover. They arrived safely, except for Marcus, who was knocked unconscious by a Mauler while trying to rescue a child. Matron closed the door to the bunker before anyone could attempt to rescue him, and Baird ordered Dom and Cole to stand down, agreeing with Matron that they had larger priorities in getting the women and children to safety. Dom was angry with him, but Baird convinced to back down. Cole asked Baird if he had a plan, and he told Cole to watch over Marcus while he came up with one. He contacted Anya and told her that the mission was complete, and asked for three Ravens to evac them from a combat zone. Anya was worried about why Marcus wasn't contacting her, but he reassured her that he was alright. Annalisa questioned why the Locust didn't just shoot Marcus, and Baird told her they wanted to ambush whoever came to rescue them, leading him to realize either a Theron or Kantus was in charge of the drones. He figured the Locust had superior numbers and likely owned the skies, and decided if it was a Kantus, they would torque the door open, and if it was a Kantus, they would send in Tickers. He asked if anyone had seen Tickers, and Jace told him he had. Baird decided to let them the Locust into the bunker after they boobie-trapped it with grenades, while they escaped via tunnels. He ordered Dom, Cole, and Jace to fire on the Locust, but make it seem like they were low on ammo. He would take Annalisa and Alex to kill the Locust leader while the others escaped, and then rejoin them. As Jace and Thecelia led the children to safety, Baird set up a recording making it sound like children were running all over the building to distract the Locust. He, Annalisa, and Alex then got into position to ambush the Locust leader, and found a Scarred Kantus reviving a drone. After the ambush in the bunker succeeded, they opened fire on the Kantus when it became distracted, killing it. They all then regrouped, along with Marcus, who Dom had recovered. Baird told the women they were all coming with them, since they were all COG assets. The argument was cut short when Alex spotted a large group of Locust reinforcements approaching.
Escaping the City and AftermathEdit
- "Look, Alex, I should... just thanks, okay?"
- — Baird, thank Alex for saving his life
Baird was angry that they had spent time arguing instead of escaping, but Marcus told him to forget about it. Marcus asked Matron if there were any vehicles nearby, and she revealed that they had several trucks, but that they would not be leaving, and instead would be making a stand against the Locust. Baird asked why they would do that, and she told him that it was better than becoming slaves in another birthing creche. He called them crazy, but Marcus said it didn't matter, and that they would take the children and whoever wanted to go. Baird protested, saying their orders were to bring them all back, but Marcus didn't care, only wanting to save his squad and the children. After they got to the trucks and everyone boarded, Baird stayed behind to try and convince Matron and Annalisa to come along as well. When he found them, he discovered that Alex had stayed behind as well to do the same thing. However, he was willing to use force to make them come with them, but Annalisa hit him in the face as Matron armed a bomb to take out the Locust and themselves. Annalisa put a gun to Baird’s head, but Alex shot her in the shoulder, causing her to drop her weapon. Baird picked her up and carried her to the last remaining truck, while Alex failed to convince Matron to come with them. Alex drove the truck out of the city as the bomb went off, and they rejoined the rest of the squad in a convoy heading back to Jacinto. The rest of the squad contacted Baird and were relieved that they had made it, and he told them that they had gotten Annalisa as well. After dropping the women and children off, Baird thanked Alex for saving his life, and she accepted. He then began working on repairing the trucks they had escaped in.
Operation Hollow StormEdit
- "Our enemy talks to worms. If they're outsmarting us in this war, then we probably deserve to be extinct."
- — Baird's outlook upon finding and deciphering the Kantus Scrolls.
Assault on LandownEdit
Four months after the mission to Jilane, Baird and Sigma take part in Operation: Hollow Storm. During the Assault on Landown, he rode on Rig D28, aka "Marilyn". On the road to Landown, Baird and the rest of Sigma saved Delta after their rig broke down by providing covering fire as it was being repaired. When they reached Landown, they saved Delta once again when their rig and Centaur Four-Nine took out a Troika gun position that had them pinned. After reaching their drill site, they defended it from the Locust counterattack. Their driver was killed, but they managed to deploy in their Grindlifts and enter the Hollow.
Captured, Rescued, and EatenEdit
- "About time! What the hell took you guys so long?"
- — Baird, after being rescued by Delta and Cole
Baird's Grindlift jumpmate was Tanner, and they were captured shortly after touching down in the Hollow. Tanner is killed, but Baird is rescued by Cole and Delta-One, and rejoins them. He tells them that the Locust were going to take him to be "processed", and that people are being tortured on Beast Barges. They raid two of them, and find Cpl.Tai Kaliso in the second one. Marcus hands him a shotgun, not realizing Tai's mental state, and is shocked when he kills himself. Baird berates Marcus for giving him a weapon, and they quickly leave the barge. They fight their way back into the sunken city towards a chopper pick up, but the LZ comes under attack. They manage to board the Raven under fire, but as it takes off, the Rift Worm arrives and knocks debris into it, and causes the Raven to crash inside the Rift Worm. Pvt.Benjamin Carmine is killed inside the riftworm, but Baird and the rest of Delta manage to destroy all three of its hearts, killing it. Col.Victor Hoffman then sends them to the New Hope Research Facility to try and find information on the Locust stronghold.
The New Hope FacilityEdit
- "I hope no one believes in ghosts."
- — Baird, upon Delta's arrival at the New Hope Facility
Once they arrive at the facility, Marcus orders Baird and Cole to stay with the Centaur while he and Dom look for the data. Baird is skeptical that anyone will attack them out in the middle of nowhere, but stays with the tank. After a short while, Marcus comms Baird and tells him he need a blast charge, and Baird asks if he wants it regular or extra strength. Marcus tells him extra strength, and Baird quickly builds it before they make it back to the tank. As they carry it away, Baird warns them to get out of the blast radius, and not to drop it. When the weather begins to worsen, Baird contacts Marcus and informs of it. When it appears that razorhail is on the way, Baird and Cole head inside the facility to take cover. After Marcus and Dom find the data, Baird contacts them and tells them that the razorhail has started. Marcus orders him to find a way to get back to the Centaur as quick as he can. However, the razorhail continued coming down, keeping Baird and Cole away from the Centaur, which began taking damage from the razorhail. When Marcus and Dom were almost back to the Centaur, the razorhail finally let up, but Baird needed to repair damage to the tank. As he did this, Marcus, Dom, and Cole defended him from Locust and Reavers. Once he was done, Delta got in the tank and headed for the location of the Locust stronghold: Mount Kadar.
Mount Kadar and the Assault on NexusEdit
- "Hey, mom, dad, are we there yet?"
- — Baird, as Marcus drives the Centaur under Mount Kadar
When they arrived at Mount Kadar, Marcus piloted the Centaur up the mountain, with Baird complaining about his driving and fixing any damage to the tank along the way. After they entered the mountain and fought their way below it, they found a Stranded camp led by Chaps. He gave them information on where Nexus, the Locust stronghold, was, and Dom information on Maria. Marcus sent Baird and Cole back to the surface in the Centaur to get the Stranded to safety, much to Baird's annoyance. They regrouped with the rest of the Gear army, and once Marcus and Dom set of JACK's beacon, arrived in Nexus aboard a Grindlift. They rejoined Marcus and Dom, and fought their way to the Locust Palace, while discovering that the Locust were involved in a civil war with the Lambent. As they fought their way down the Palace levels, they stopped in a Locust control room, where Baird cut power from the Queens broadcast system, and allowed Cole to launch a profanity laden speech against the Locust. They then discovered a recording in the Locust computers of Adam Fenix, Marcus's father. It recommended that the Locust Hollows be flooded in order to defeat the Locust, an act which would require the sinking of Jacinto. Baird was skeptical it would work, but Marcus sent the information to command just in case they were unable to kill the Queen. After fighting their way into the throne room, Baird and Cole pursued the Queen while Marcus and Dom fought Skorge. However, the Queen escaped aboard a Reaver, and Skorge attacked Delta from a Hydra. They boarded Reavers themselves, with Baird flying one with Dom as the gunner, and Marcus and Cole on a seconded Reaver. They escaped the Hollow, killing Skorge and his Hydra, and headed toward Jacinto to carry out the plan to evacuate and sink it.
Sinking of JacintoEdit
- "Marcus, Dom, you crazy bastards, we're coming down to get you off that thing!"
- — Baird, after seeing that Marcus and Dom have hijacked a Brumak
When they arrived in Jacinto, Marcus assigned Baird and Cole to help prepare a Lightmass Bomb to sink Jacinto while he and Dom cleared the target area. Baird flew into the target area aboard KR-239, but the King Raven carrying the Lightmass Bomb was destroyed by a Lambent Brumak. After Baird and Mitchell pulled Marcus and Dom off of the Brumak, Marcus used the Hammer of Dawn to take it out and cause it to explode, sinking Jacinto. As they flew away from the sinking city, they saw Cole, Anya, Prescott, and Hoffman evacuating on KR-471, and Baird was happy to see that Cole made it. However, when comms were reestablished, he found out that Dom had been forced to kill his wife down in the Hollow to end her suffering. When they picked up a distress call coming from Bernie, they headed over to rescue her from atop of the Allfathers Library. During the flight, Baird clipped a safety line to the back of Dom's armor to make sure nothing happened to him, and was surprised to see a submarine among the fleet leaving Jacinto. After they pulled Bernie off of the building, Baird helped her into a seat and draped a blanket around her, much to her surprise. He complimented her knife skills she had shown while dealing with a Drone that had climbed on the roof with her, and did his best to be polite to everyone. When she noticed Cole wasn't with them, Baird reassured her that he was okay, and listened as Marcus gave her a rundown on who had been killed.
Arrival in Port FarrallEdit
- "Hey, asshole - look at me. I know you get a kick out of this shit, but why pick on us? Your war was with your own buddies. Not our problem. And, seeing as we're chatting, where the hell did you all come from?"
- — Baird, interrogating a Locust Drone as Bernie tortures it
After arriving in Port Farrall, Baird and Bernie found Cole in Marshaling zone G. They were joined by Anya, and they discussed what they had heard about Maria's death. Baird couldn't believe that Dom had actually shot her because he had seemed so normal when they met up with him in Nexus. Bernie told him to shut up, and that they would do what they could for Dom, but that Baird was not to offer him any advice. When Marcus and Dom found a group of Locust stragglers, Baird was among the many Gears to respond to the call to fight. After the battle, he and Bernie located a wounded Drone, which Bernie pinned down while he questioned it as a large group of Gears gathered around and cheered them on. Just as they were about to begin to torture it, Marcus arrived and made them shoot it, to Baird's annoyance. They then drove back to Port Farrall.
- "I haven't gone this long without a firefight in fifteen years. I don't know what comes next."
- — Baird, admitting to Bernie that he is unsure what to do now that the Locust were almost gone
One week later, Baird was on guard duty at one of the checkpoints leading into Port Farrall. When Bernie arrived in a APC with four deer strapped to it, he told her that her vehicle camo sucked. He got into the APC and headed with her to the barracks, telling her about the number of civilians that had died that day. As they passed civilians, she asked him if there was a headcount on the number of civilians. He told her there wasn't, and that stragglers were still arriving, and that some had even left to join the Stranded. They were both disgusted by that, and Baird asked her if she was lost, not knowing what to do now that the Locust were almost gone. He admitted that he didn't know what to do with himself either. After they arrived at the barracks, Baird, Dom, and Cole unloaded the deer off of the APC. He then attended Bernie's demonstration on how to prepare a deer, but it was interrupted when a riot broke out at the food distribution center.
- "So, we stop fighting grubs and we start fighting Stranded, the local dog pound, and each other. Welcome to the new world peace."
- — Baird, after the mission to Merrenat Naval Base
Three days later, Baird waited with Cole at Dry Dock C at Merrenat Naval Base for Marcus, Dom, and Bernie to show up so they could look for hidden caches of supplies in underground areas of the base. Baird examined the engineering of the docks, and was highly impressed with them. When they spotted the others approaching, Baird mentioned that Dom looked like shit, and he and Cole talked about Dom's mental state. Once the others reached them, Marcus gave them flashlights, revealing that they navy had had a store of them. Baird commented that he had wanted one during the war, and was not happy about having to go back underground. After Dom located an entrance to the tunnels, Baird stayed above ground to keep watch. He stayed in contact with the others over the comm, except Bernie, who went looking for the main entrance. He talked with them as they searched, and learned about them finding food, medical supplies, and tons of ammo. Baird then reported to the others he heard barking, and they all heard a shot ring out. The others began following after Bernie, and Baird attempted to locate the main entrance above ground. He located it just as the others emerged, and found that they had been attacked by a large pack of feral dogs. Baird couldn't believe that they had been reduced to fighting dogs to survive, and headed back with the others to Port Farrall.
Battle of Port Farrall and Working Around the CityEdit
- "Shit, am I supposed to say something meaningful? No, that's all been done. Contact."
- — Baird, pondering if he was supposed to say something while cremating the bodies of several civilians
Two days later, Locust attacked the food distribution center in Port Farrall. Baird, Bernie, and several other Gears fought off the initial attack, and were soon joined by the rest of Delta and Centaur tank. Although the won the battle, several groups of civilians began leaving Port Farrall to join the Stranded, believing that the COG could no longer protect them. Five weeks later, Baird and Cole had to dig several pits into the frozen ground and put the bodies of civilians in them, and then use a Grindlift to burn the bodies. Baird then begin driving them back to the city in a Armadillo, but they encountered a civilian fleeing with his family in a truck. Cole had him block the trucks path, wanting to try and convince the guy to stay. Baird said they should take the truck instead, but Cole just ignored him. He failed to convince them to go back, and had Baird get out of their way. Baird asked him why the family had been leaving, and Cole told him that they hadn't wanted to go thought another evacuation, due to the rumors that the COG was going to move to an island. Baird didn't see what the problem was, since it would be warmer. Cole figured out that Baird was happy with the way things were, and he told Cole that it was because he had skills that a lot of people needed now, and that everybody knew he was useful. Once they got back to base, Baird began doing maintenance work on the 'Dill.
Ambush outside of Port FarrallEdit
- "Shit, shit, shit- man, that's it. My frigging goggles. You bastard."
- — Baird, after his goggles were destroyed during the Ambush outside of Port Farrall
A few days later, Baird had acquired a Hammerburst, and went with the rest of Delta and Sigma-Four to hunt down a wounded drone that Sgt.Rory Andresenhad encountered the night before. He and Bernie discussed on if it was worth it to head down into the Locust tunnels and see if they could hunt down and kill every last Locust, but Bernie decided the COG was in no shape to launch such an assault. After finding a blood trail, they began following it, but found other trails and became more spread out. Baird then had everyone stop and listen, and they picked out a Kantus screaming deeper into the forest. They ground around the Gears erupted, and drones and an assortment of Boomer variations charged the Gears. The Gears were forced back into mines, but got into some cover. Baird's goggles were destroyed, seriously pissing him off, and he charged a Butcher, ducking as it swung it's clever at him, which shaved a few hairs off his head and embedded itself in a tree. The Butcher tried to pull it out, but Baird shoved his Hammerburst into its gut and fired several times, killing it. He then took the cleaver for himself. Bravo-Three arrived to provide reinforcements, and the last of the Locust were killed, but the Kantus continued to scream. The ground around the Gears erupted again, and more Drones and Boomers charged the Gears. After Bernie and Cole killed the Kantus, the tide of the battle changed again, and all the Locust were killed. Baird began gathering weapons and ammo from the dead Locust, gaining a large haul of cleavers and Hammerburst ammo. He went with Cole to locate Bernie and give her a cleaver, but they found her stuck in a tree. She dropped down and Cole caught her, and hefted her over his shoulder to carry back to base. Baird handed her the clever, and headed back to help the other Gears gather the bodies of their fallen comrades.
Mission to VectesEdit
- "Hey, Dom, company man. We lucked out. Finally."
- — Baird, after finding a COG enclave on Vectes
A few days later, Baird, with a fresh pair of goggles, headed with the rest of Delta and Anya to the island of Vectes on KR Eight-Zero, with KR-239 following, to scout the island as a possible relocation point for the COG. Baird and Anya wondered what they would find on the island, and Baird joked that they might find UIR soldiers who didn't know the Pendulum Wars were over. As they flew over it, Baird spotted a house, and they discovered the island was still inhabited. They located a small town, Pelruan, and landed on a cliff near the town. Baird stayed back and covered Marcus, Anya, and Bernie when went to talk with a group of people gathering in their path. After they convinced the townspeople they were not hostile, they went into the town. Baird was happy to find that it was a COG enclave, and that they had had good luck for once. After getting the plans to Vectes Naval Base from the mayor, Baird stayed with the Ravens with Major Gill Gettner and Lt.Nat Barber while the others investigated the base.
- "Good call. Why waste ammo on 'em?"
- — Baird, after learning that Bernie did something other than shoot her rapists when she caught them
After the others returned from inspecting the base and visiting the Stranded community on the island, Baird and the others were given quarters in the town hall. The played cards until Cole asked Bernie about why she had gotten so upset upon seeing a blue dinghy at the Stranded settlement. She told them the story of how she had been raped by Stranded during her journey back to the COG, and how the boat belonged to the last surviving member of the gang that did it, and that she had killed the others brutally and slowly. Baird told her that she had done the right thing, and not to worry about it. After she and Anya left the room to talk, Baird wondered how anyone could rape someone that old, and was disgusted by their actions. He decided that if she ever caught the last one, he would help her do whatever she wanted to him. After playing a few more hands of cards, they stopped for the night, and before Baird went to sleep, he stopped to listen to the peaceful silence of the town.
Raid on PelruanEdit
- "Game on."
- — Baird, after the Stranded shot several Pelruan guard dogs
However, his rest was cut short when Marcus and Cole spotted a group of Stranded approaching the shore on inflatable boats, and he and the rest of the squad spread out along the shore to ambush the as they came ashore, while Anya covered the road into the city and the Ravens provided air support. Marcus reminded everyone of the rules of engagement, and not to fire unless fired upon, but Baird was worried the Stranded wouldn't be so polite. He made an effort to be nice to Bernie while they waited for the Stranded to land. When a group of dogs shot past them and were shot by Stranded who had landed, Baird rushed to locate and kill them. He and Dom entered the city and hunted the Stranded as they used firebombs to set parts of the city on fire. After the citizens of Pelruan let loose dogs to hunt down the last of the Stranded, Baird and Dom tried to keep the civilians inside the houses to keep them safe. Marcus then told them to head to the road to help Anya clean up any remaining Stranded. They found three burning Stranded junkers, and Anya admiring her work in destroying them. Baird complemented her on a great job, and helped Cole gather weapons from the dead. After they finished, he drove the APC and the other Gears back to the town. He then began helping look through the bodies to try and find out if Massy was among them.
Rebuilding on Vectes and the Sinking of the HarvestEdit
- "Control, you awake?... Yeah, we want to go check out that missing trawler... It's Stranded."
- — Baird, asking for permission to join the search for the Harvest
The day after the raid, Baird joined the rest of Delta in waiting for Hoffman to contact them at the Raven landing site. He discussed with Anya if it was worth convincing the Pelruan citizens that it was good for the COG to come to the island, since they would be insignificant to the number of other civilians and Gears coming to the island. Later in the day, he and Cole used their Lancers to cut wooden planks at the quay, as several Pelruan children watched. As the rest of the COG arrived, Baird and Cole watched elements of the fleet come into the VNB port. Baird was annoyed to discover that the navy had hidden ships instead of turning them over to be broken down into gear needed for the war, but Cole told him that if they had turned them over, the COG would have been screwed in the current situation. Baird put aside his annoyance when they arrived at the [[CNV Clement, the COG's only submarine. Baird was pleased that the crew had heard about his mechanical skills, and became interested when they told him were about to head out to look for missing trawler, the Harvest. He contacted the CIC and requested permission to help in the search. While he waited for a response, he was disturbed by the sight of a Shale Eel on one of the docked trawlers, and thought it look like a Locust creature. They learned that debris from the Harvest had been located, and Baird was given permission to head out on the CNV Clement to assist in the search.
Meeting on the High SeasEdit
- "Shit, we were going to finish off Jacques and his gang anyway. At least we got another submarine and a gunboat out of the trip."
- — Baird, after the mission to exchange Massy took several unexpected twists
One week later, Baird went on a mission aboard the CNV Falconer to exchange Jonn Massy, Bernie's rapist, who had been captured by the COG, to the Lesser Islands Free Trade Area in exchange for them to cease their attacks on COG shipping. Baird guarded Massy in the wheelhouse of the boat until they reached the meeting area. However, no one on the Stranded boats attempted to contact them, and Captain Quentin Michaelson had Baird bring Massy out onto the deck to see if he recognized any of the ships or see if he could figure out what was going on. Baird reported to the others that Massy recognized two of the boats, but not a third, larger one. However, a man appeared on the deck of the larger ship, the Trader V, and contacted them. The man was Darrel Jacques, who was from a gang that was a rival of Massy's group, and that they wanted him on the same terms that the COG had made with the other group. When Baird told Massy about this, he freaked out and tried to run, but Baird held him in place. Massy explained to him that Jacques was going to kill him for stiffing him over something, and Baird passed the information on to the others. Michaelson agreed to the trade, since his objective was to have the Clement follow a pirate group back to its base. When Jacques brought out one of Massy's associates, Baird forced Massy to watch as his friend was killed. Baird, Marcus, and Dom then forced Massy onto a Marlin. They piloted it over to the Stranded ship, and Baird shoved Massy up into the arms of two of the pirates. They then piloted the Marlin over to one of the gunboats, which Jacques had given them permission to take. Baird dumped the bodies on board into the water, started the gunboat, and took it back over to the Falconer. He was disappointed when they would not let him drive it back to Vectes, but became more interested in the chatter coming from the Clement. Commander Garcia was reporting that they were picking something up on sonar, and suddenly he reported a torpedo launch. Baird and the others watched as something exploded in the water, and Baird grabbed a pair of binoculars to see if the Clement had been hit, but discovered that the Trader V had been destroyed. The surviving pirates on the other gunboat thought that the COG had attacked them, and declared the deal broken. The Gears were then shocked as they watched another submarine surface, the Zephyr. Its commander, Miran Trescu of the Republic of Gorasnaya, contacted them, and asked if he could follow them back to Vectes to negotiate joining the COG. Baird found the whole thing funny, and was happy to have another submarine joining them.
A New WarEdit
- "Hilarious irony. We all got along when the grubs were around. If we've really wiped out those assholes, we'll need to breed some more so we don't have to kill each other."
- — Baird, on the mounting tensions among the various human factions
Two days later, Baird drove PA-207 down to Pelruan to assist in keeping the town calm after the news that the Gorasini would be coming to island was announced. Baird and the rest of the squad speculated on if the how much the citizens were going to react, but Baird was glad to have the extra assets. They met with Sgt.Drew Rossi when they arrived in the town, and Marcus had Baird park the APC on the shore where it was visible. After he did that, Gavriel came up to him and informed him that a farmer had reported a pall of smoke coming from the Stranded village. Baird contacted control and told them, and they sent KR Eight-Zero to inspect it. The rest of the squad gathered around, and listened to Gettner's report about how the settlement had been set on fire in an organized manner, and that there were no bodies. Baird drove the squad down the settlement, and found that the Stranded had set on fire any materials that could be useful to the COG, much to Baird's anger. Four weeks later, Baird repaired the large defensive guns of VNB, and attended the opening of the sergeants mess at VNB. However, the party was cut short when Merris Farm was attacked, and Baird and the rest of the squad deployed alongside five other squads to respond to the attack. Once they arrived, they found farmer Dilland Jonty and his dogs dead, and the angry Gears spread out to find the insurgents who had launched the attack.
Personality and TraitsEdit
- "I think she's retarded"
- — Baird on a Jilane survivor
Baird is a rather negative person, and is usually sarcastic and unkind. He speaks his mind freely, a trait that often annoys (or even hurts) others, and sometimes gets him into trouble. Baird offended Marcus when he talked about his mother, and was actually punched by Bernadette Mataki because he ran his mouth off too much. Despite this, his intelligence and ability as a mechanic make him a valuable addition to any squad, though during the Mission to Jilane, Baird showed a chauvinistic attitude towards Alex Brand and Jilane survivors. During the Evacuation of North Gate he berated Cole for giving a group of stranded children ration bars, referring to them as 'Parasites'.
Cole says that in all the times Baird had ever mentioned or reminisced of his childhood, he hardly mentioned his parents, rather the many inventions he created, leading some to believe he was not on very good terms with them. Baird says that he never wanted to join the army in the first place, but rather claims that his father forced him to, as he wouldn't receive his inheritance unless he made it through at least one tour of service. A comment by his mother seems to confirm this and that his parents thought little of his dreams. Baird claims that he sold out his future for money that should have rightfully been his, and has since come to believe that in a world where people are in a constant struggle to survive, "skills" will be the new money, earning your place by your usefulness, rather than the money you have. Baird's skills prove very useful in the new world and he earns the appreciation of the COG Navy for his work on repairing and upgrading their systems which prove incredibly useful with the Stranded Insurgency and Lambent Invasion. Baird was also able to align and fire the Hammer of Dawn, a duty usually allocated to Anya Stroud when she was unavailable at a critical moment. Despite a moving target and a very hard target lock, Baird is able to successfully fire a blast that destroys the target (and severely damages New Jacinto) despite likely never having fired the Hammer before. When doing it, Baird was confident that even Anya wouldn't have been able to pull what he did off and may have been right.
Despite all of this, Baird has shown a caring attitude towards Cole, risking his life to protect the Clement just because Cole was onboard and worrying about his safety when he's away from him to the point where Dom at least notices but doesn't say anything. When Baird is chosen to fire the Hammer of Dawn since Anya is unavailable, he's reluctant as it will separate him from Cole who has to play a very dangerous role in the operation and will be very close to the blast.
- "Oh this is just wrong... I'm coughing up blood that ain't mine!"
- — After cutting his way out of the Riftworm with the rest of Delta Squad.
- "There we go, one muzzled queen! Not you, her. You were great, I loved your speech there, especially the bitch-ass stuff. Very good, very enlightening."
- — After Cole broadcasts a curse-laden speech through Nexus via the Queen's address system.
- "Oh it's bullshit. someone here found out that Cole played thrashball, and now it's all "Oh Cole Train, tell us about that play again" and "Number 83, sign my shirt". Where the hell are you guys?""
- — To Dom, upon being asked how things are going at the Stranded camp.
- "We are going to get dysentery from this shit."
- — On the Stranded's food.
- "The status is that it sucks; I'm gonna have to take off the flywheel... and pull the driveshaft for sure..."
- — Giving status report on APC.
- "Typical. Don't give a smart guy a promotion, no, they give it to the jackass instead."
- — Upon hearing of Marcus Fenix's promotion.
- "Screw you, man. You get down here and see how much you like it! There's room for one more. It's a fucking party down here."
- — In the sewers with Cole as Dom and Marcus are high and dry.
- "Yeah, yeah, yeah... group hug."
- — After being reunited with Cole and meeting Delta Squad.
- "Anybody else's bullshit detector just go off? "
- — After hearing Delta's new mission briefing shortly after the Riftworm battle.
- "What? What'd I say... I'm sure that there's some nice... Stranded... maybe not."
- — Talking to Marcus in Gears 1.
- "Uhh Razorhail? Not so good for my life expectancy!"
- — After Dom and Marcus exit the research facility.
- "Bottom floor! Sporting goods, lingerie, and one bitch-ass queen!"
- — On the bottom level just before the battle with Skorge.
- "So perfect, I should be charging admission."
- — Comment sometimes made during Horde Mode.
- "Dammit, we suck!"
- — In response to Cole & him failing to jump on the train in Gears 1.
- "Aw come on, I wouldn't do this to you!... Okay, maybe I would. "
- — Occasionally says this if left down for too long.
- "Next time Dom has a plan, remind me to punch him in the face."
- — Top 5 Gears of War Series: Battles
- "These guys would have their Longshots surgically attached to their arms if they could. I mean, really, they already sleep with the damn things. [sniper aims at him] HEY GUYS, JUST KIDDING, JUST KIDDING!"
- — Top 5 Gears of War Series: Achievements
Behind the ScenesEdit
- Baird "hosts" all the official Top 5 Gears of War Series videos, providing typical in-character color commentary even as he breaks the fourth wall.
- After saving Baird from being trapped, you will unlock an achievement called "Freebaird!" This is a reference to Lynyrd Skynyrds' song "Freebird".
- Baird is voiced by Fred Tatasciore.
Damon Baird is initially available for multiplayer in both Gears of War 1 and 2.
- ↑ Gears of War: Aspho Fields
- ↑ http://gameinformer.com/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/CommunityServer.Components.ImageFileViewer/CommunityServer.Blogs.Components.WeblogFiles.00.00.00.00.09/4278.Damon_2D00_Baird_2D00_Profile_2D00_Web.jpg_2D00_610x0.jpg
- ↑ Gears of War: Aspho Fields pg 75
- ↑ Gears of War: Jacinto’s Remnant pg 105
- ↑ Gears of War: Jacinto’s Remnant pg 153
- ↑ Gears of War: Barren Issue Four
- ↑ [[Gears of War: Act 1: Ashes
- ↑ Gears of War: Act 1: Ashes: Hammer
- ↑ Gears of War: Act 1: Ashes: Wrath
- ↑ Gears of War: Act 1: Ashes: China Shop
- ↑ Gears of War: Act 2: Nightfall: Tick Tick Boom
- ↑Gears of War: Act 2: Nightfall: Lethal Dusk
- ↑ Gears of War: Act 2: Nightfall: Last Stand
- ↑ Gears of War: Act 3: Belly of the Beast: Downpour
- ↑ Gears of War: Act 3: Belly of the Beast: Evolution
- ↑ Gears of War: Act 3: Belly of the Beast: Coalition Cargo
- ↑ Gears of War: Act 3: Belly of the Beast: Darkest Before Dawn
- ↑ Gears of War: Act 3: Belly of the Beast: Angry Titan
- ↑ Gears of War: Act 3: Belly of the Beast: Tip of the Iceberg
- ↑ Gears of War: Act 4: The Long Road Home: Campus Grinder
- ↑ Gears of War: Act 4: The Long Road Home: Bad to Worse
- ↑ Gears of War: Act 4: The Long Road Home: Imaginary Place
- ↑ Gears of War: Act 4: The Long Road Home: Entrenched
- ↑ Gears of War: Act 5: Desperation: Impasse
- ↑ Gears of War: Act 5: Desperation: Comedy of Errors
- ↑ Gears of War: Act 5: Desperation: Window Shopping
- ↑ Gears of War: Act 5: Desperation: Powers That Be
- ↑ Gears of War: Act 5: Desperation: Jurassic Proportions
- ↑ Gears of War: Act 5: Desperation: Special Delivery
- ↑ Gears of War: Act 5: Desperation: Train Wreck
- ↑ Gears of War: Act 5: Desperation: Pale Horse
- ↑ Gears of War 2: Act 1: Tip of the Spear: Welcome to Delta The Eagle Newspaper collectible
- ↑ Gears of War: Aspho Fields pg 4-16
- ↑ Gears of War: Aspho Fields pg 23-37
- ↑ Gears of War: Aspho Fields pg 64-69
- ↑ Gears of War: Aspho Fields pg 74-77
- ↑ Gears of War: Aspho Fields pg 131-141
- ↑ Gears of War: Aspho Fields pg 146
- ↑ Gears of War: Aspho Fields pg 200-203
- ↑ Gears of War: Aspho Fields pg 207-209
- ↑ Gears of War: Aspho Fields pg 246-252
- ↑ Gears of War: Aspho Fields pg 256
- ↑ Gears of War: Aspho Fields pg 258-260
- ↑ Gears of War: Aspho Fields pg 336-340
- ↑ Gears of War: Aspho Fields pg 364-373
- ↑ Gears of War: Aspho Fields pg 378-385
- ↑ Gears of War: Hollow Issue Two
- ↑ Gears of War: Hollow Issue Four
- ↑ Gears of War: Barren Issue One
- ↑ Gears of War: Barren Issue Two
- ↑ Gears of War: Barren Issue Three
- ↑ Gears of War: Barren Issue Four
- ↑ Gears of War: Barren Issue Five
- ↑ Gears of War 2: Act 1: Tip of the Spear: Rolling Thunder
- ↑ Gears of War 2: Act 1: Tip of the Spear: Roadblocks
- ↑ Gears of War 2: Act 1: Tip of the Spear: Digging In
- ↑ Gears of War 2: Act 2: Denizens: Captivity
- ↑ Gears of War 2: Act 2: Denizens: Intestinal Fortitude
- ↑ Gears of War 2: Act 3: Gathering Storm: Dirty Little Secret
- ↑ Gears of War 2: Act 3: Gathering Storm: Origins
- ↑ Gears of War 2: Act 3: Gathering Storm: Rude Awakening
- ↑ Gears of War 2: Act 3: Gathering Storm: Ascension
- ↑ Gears of War 2: Act 3: Gathering Storm: Displacement
- ↑ Gears of War 2: Act 4: Hive: No Turning Back
- ↑ Gears of War 2: Act 4: Hive: The Best-Laid Plans
- ↑ Gears of War 2: Act 4: Hive: Royal Inquisitions
- ↑ Gears of War 2: Act 5: Aftermath: Escape
- ↑ Gears of War 2: Act 5: Aftermath: Desperate Stand
- ↑ Gears of War 2: Act 5: Aftermath: Closure
- ↑ Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant pg 7-9
- ↑ Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant pg 17-27
- ↑ Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant pg 35-36
- ↑ Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant pg 43-51
- ↑ Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant pg 75-83
- ↑ Gears of War: Anvil Gate pg 104-113
- ↑ Gears of War: Anvil Gate pg 119-122
- ↑ Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant pg 149-153
- ↑ Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant pg 164-173
- ↑ Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant pg 176-179
- ↑ Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant pg 200-218
- ↑ Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant pg 229-235
- ↑ Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant pg 236-246
- ↑ Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant pg 247-248
- ↑ Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant pg 255
- ↑ Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant pg 294-300
- ↑ Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant pg 354-376
- ↑ Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant pg 383-391
- ↑ Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant pg 395-400
- ↑ Gears of War: Barren Issue 10
- ↑ Gears of War: Barren Issue 10