Ray McCall (1827-1884) was the main character in Call of Juarez and its prequel, Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood. He was hardy by nature and gained a wide reputation of being undefeatable during the 1860s. Introduced in Call of Juarez as Reverend Ray, an old gunslinger turned preacher, he was the eldest brother of William and Thomas McCall. Ray's voice acting in both games was done by Marc Alaimo.
Ray McCall was born and raised on a wealthy estate in Georgia. The firstborn son of a plantation owner, Ray was idolized by his father and was pursued by his siblings as a role model. He grew up on a pedestal without seeing any authority, and was always the center of attention. His truest value he was taught was of family. Ray was an authoritative figure. During the Civil War, Ray and his brother Thomas fought for the Confederacy. Ray was captured by the Union and held in Elmira Prison, a prisoner-of-war camp for an unknown amount of time before escaping. At some point during the war, Ray was demoted from Officer to Sergeant for insubordination.
Call of Juarez: Bound in BloodEdit
Act I: We Are FamilyEditIn 1864, Ray and Thomas were among the Confederate soldiers defending the Chattahoochee River, under command of Colonel Jeremy Barnsby. Ray discovered that Union soldiers had probably breached the trenches where Thomas was stationed, and he decided he was not going to leave him to die. The Sergeant approached the Officer's tent and asked that he be released from his unit to assist. Barnsby agreed and said that if Ray could get to the trenches, he would attack the enemy full force. After he arrived, with the assistance of Thomas and their allied soldiers he succeeded in destroying the bridge the Union were using for their main force. Sergeant O'Donnell came as a messenger and told them Barnsby had ordered a full retreat.
Despite them holding the line, O'Donnell still insisted they abide by the Colonel's command. The brothers pulled their guns on the Sergeant and gave him a verbal message to deliver to Barnsby, that they were taking leave to defend their home. After he rode off, Thomas noted Barnsby would have them hung. Ray mused only if he caught them. The brothers returned to their family farm, and at Thomas's encouragment they saved their neighbor Pitt Jackson from Union soldiers. He revealed that the soldiers had taken over the McCalls' home and were having a party. After fighting their way inside their house, one of the few remaining soldiers revealed they had William and their mother, and threatened to kill them. Ray attempted to reason with the man while Thomas snuck around to the back door using the balcony. With perfect unison they invaded the room and shot the captors dead. William sorrowfully told them that their mother had passed away during the night.Ray and his brothers escaped, the former promising both to himself and his siblings they would return one day, and rebuild their home. Roughly a year later, in 1865 the brothers were drifting through Fort Smith, Arkansas. Betsy, Marshal Mike's daughter caught the attention of both Thomas and Ray by flirting. Thomas took her up on her promiscious offer, which would later spark a brawl between the two brothers in the local saloon. William broke up the fight and Ray explained why they were fighting, before the Marshal showed up outside yelling for McCall. Ray and Thomas stepped outside, followed by William. When he asked which one violated his daughter, Ray falsely claimed it was him. Thomas said he was lying and told the truth, then Ray suggested it might have been both of them, much to Thomas's chagrin. William tried to convince the Marshall that he represented the law, and had to keep calm. Mike ignored his pleas, then removed his badge and cast it away. Mike was killed in the subsequent duel, afterwards the brothers had to flee the wrath of the townsmen. After their escape Ray told them he had heard of a legend about ancient gold located in Juarez, Mexico that would grant unimaginable wealth to those who found it. Ray's intention was to use the gold to rebuild their homestead. Before starting out on their journey Ray warned Thomas saying that if he ever got between him and another woman, he would take his life.
At some point during their time as fugitives, the McCalls escaped a fierce storm in the abandoned Black River Mine in Texas. Afterwards, the trio got jobs running cattle over the border. At another unknown time, Jesse and two of his friends were causing a ruckus in a saloon. Jesse shot a mug off a prostitute named Lyla's head, and the bartender asked them to leave her alone and he would buy them another bottle, but he was thrust into a mirror and told to shut up. Jesse finished another drink and set another mug on Lyla's head, telling her not to move unless she wanted to die. A man stepped up them and said they needed to calm down before somebody got hurt, and one of Jesse's friends shot him in the foot which caused him to tumble into a certain man's table, knocking over his bottle. Coldly he said someone owed him a bottle of mezcal. William tried to stop his brother from confronting the trio, but Ray McCall said that he did not know about him, but he was sick and tired of candy asses pretending to be badasses'. One of the degenerates asked if was talking about him, to which Ray responded a badass did not ask questions.
The bartender pointed a sawed-off shotgun at Ray and said he did not want anymore trouble. The McCall shot the weapon causing the bartender to back off, while saying if a bartender gave a badass lip, he would let him know it, and then that if he were to shoot a glass off a whore's head, it should be a little one. Ray placed a shot glass on Lyla's head and destroyed it. William pleaded with Ray for them to leave, but he said he was not done. Jesse shot Ray in the chest sending him onto his back. Jesse asked it anyone else wanted to try him, and Ray shot him through the hand. The troublemaker's friends reached for their wepons and Ray shot them both dead. Astounded Jesse said he shot Ray right in the heart, to which he answered "Who says I have one?" and sent a bullet through Jesse's groin. As he reeled from the injury, Ray stood up revealing the breastplate which had protected him from the gunshot. He put his revolver to Jesee's head and ended his life.
Act II: She Looked Like An AngelEditOne year later, the brothers were relaxing in Gros Coyotes Cantina in San Lorenzo, when a beautiful woman entered the establishment, catching the eyes of Ray, Thomas and at least two other men. She spoke to the bartender briefly, and then turned to leave to only to be stopped by two ruffians. One of them said that Devlin would like to see her in his bed wearing nothing but a smile. Ray killed one of the men, but the other kidnapped her while his allies ganged up upon the McCall brothers. The battle poured out into the streets of San Lorenzo, with Ray and Thomas taking down all who opposed their rescue attempt. Eventually they caught up with the man who introduced himself as "the Rattler", his name coming from how fast his draw was. He boasted of being wanted from Colorado to Texas, killing a Texas Ranger in El Paso and the Jericho Kid in Abilene, but neither of the brothers had heard of him and chose instead to mock him; angering the gunslinger. The Rattler challenged one of the brothers to a duel, and was killed. The brothers saw the woman in the distance escaping into a church, and fought their way to her. Ray and Thomas held off the remaining attackers while protecting William and the woman for a while before a Mexican man and another showed up, flanking and killing the last of their enemies.
The Mexican made himself known as Juan Mendoza, and Ray introduced himself and his brothers in return. Juan thanked them for rescuing Marisa, and invited them to his alcazar for a little celebration. Seeing Marisa's flirtation with him, Ray agreed. William sarcastically thanked Ray, and said he should ask them next time before agreeing to break bread with a bandit. Thomas retorted they did not seem like such a bad sort, and in surprise William wondered if he trusted them. Thomas corrected him, that he did not say that.
Much later, Thomas, Ray and William listened to Juarez as he told them he invited them because he had something he needed done, and believed they were the men for the job. He explained that the men they gunned down worked for Devlin, a man who was blowing up every mountain south of the border looking for a treasure that Juarez wanted for himself. He offered them part of the treasure, in exchange for Devlin being gone. Thomas wondered how he even knew there was a treasure, Juarez assured them it was real. Ray inquired as to Devlin's location, to William's protest. Juarez said they would be doing the people there a great favor by getting rid of Devlin, William responded that his brothers did not need more blood on their hands. Juarez stated they all had blood on their hands, and one day he would as well, then that it would be enough if Devlin and his men just returned to where they came from.Before they went out on their assignment, William tried to dissuade them from doing it, but Ray and Thomas pointed out Devlin was in fact an evil man whom wouldn't be missed by anyone. Gunning for Devlin, the brothers made their way past the Irishman's henchmen and managed to corner Devlin and his bodyguard. In a duel with one of them, the bodyguard was shot dead leaving only Devlin. Ray held him at gunpoint and he vied to bribe Ray, guessing that they were working for Juarez, he said for them to bring him Juarez's head, and Marisa. This angered Ray and he was about to shoot him until William came up behind them, telling him not to do it. He preached the Fifth Commandment 'Thou shall not kill' and Ray said that it was a little late for that. William pleaded with Ray 'For the love of God'. Angrily Ray questioned where his 'loving God' was at Shiloh, Gettysburg, and Antietam. Wlliam warned that if he killed Devlin, he would be just like him and would burn for all eternity. Ray said he was tired of his fire and brimstone, and if what he said was true it was too late for him anyway. William spoke to him about when Jesus was dying on the cross, how he forgave a man who was a murderer which appeared to surprise Ray. After hearing this Ray still coldly shot Devlin claiming "Well hell, that's good to know".
They met up with Juarez later, who thanked them for taking care of Devlin and claimed that they would soon be rewarded for their efforts. Ray inquired if he thought the treasure was in Devlin's mine, to which Juarez answered if they followed his map they would be searching for the next 300 years. He had a different approach and introduced them to Seeing Farther. The newcomer explained that his people had the medallion, which would reveal where the treasure was hidden. Ray wondered why they had not used it themselves and the newcomer said it was cursed and had brought nothing but misery to his people, the Apache. Suspiciously Ray wondered since when Apaches had blue eyes. Seeing Farther alleged that his mother was white, but his father was Running River the Apache Chief, and so he was not 'a white dog'. Angerily Ray walked forward with ill intent but was stopped by Juarez, who said they were all friends.
Act III: I Don't Know Who You Two Are AnymoreEditThe McCall brothers, Seeing Farther, Marisa, Juarez and a handful of his men set off. Ray was infatuated with Marisa and watched her often. The group set up camp outside of Tucson, and Mendoza went into town alone to speak with his gunrunner. When he returned he informed the McCall brothers that the Pinkertons had caught up with his gunrunner and had him imprisoned, and that the rifles had been confiscated as well. Ray said they would bust him out, and later as he prepared for the assault, he was approached by Marisa who flirted with him. Ray reciprocated, and then said that he could protect her from Juarez, and get her what she wanted, the medallion. Marisa asked if he could take it from Juarez. Ray retorted he could take anything, from anyone and that he could do it for the two of them. Ray and Thomas headed down into the town and fought against countless lawmen before reaching their target, facing a Pinkerton Agent in a showdown, one he did not walk away from. The mysterious gunrunner led them to two wagons containing over three hundred rifles, which they escaped on successfully completing the mission.
While waiting for Juarez to return, Ray boasted of Marisa's promise to run away with him if he could get the medallion, and that he was taking the gold, and the girl and no one would stand in his way. Thomas said nothing, and rode off. Eventually the three brothers headed for the meeting with Juarez. Inside a building Ray said they were looking for Juarez, and he asked if he had pulled out. Colonel Barnsby turned around revealing his identity and said that Mendoza had decided to continue his journey without them. Two men on either side of the brothers pointed guns at their heads. Barnsby explained Juarez did not like the idea at first, but he convinced him it would be in his best interest to leave them behind. Barnsby said he swore an oath on the Confederate flag that he would hunt down every deserter who fled his command, that because of men like them Atlanta burned, his wife and children murdered in their beds. As Barnsby continued his verbal tirade, O'Donnell entered the room casually passing the McCalls, then struck Ray with his rifle.At a later time, the brothers were tied up in a shack as Barnsby demanded to know why Juarez needed the weapons, saying that since there were three of them, if he had to beat one of them death it really was not a problem, for him. O’Donnell nearly struck Thomas with a piece of wood before Barnsby signaled him to stop, as William had blurted out it was payment for the medallion. He explained there was a legend about gold hidden in the hills outside Juarez, the medallion was the key to finding it. The Colonel wondered why Juarez would buy rusted rifles worth almost nothing. William answered Apaches, Juarez was swindling them. He said the bandit was headed for Apache territory in northern Arizona. Barnsby left, telling O’Donnell to hang them, and William, for aiding and embedding traitors to their 'glorious cause'. After they were gone Ray began interrogating William as to how he knew about the rifles. Thomas said he told him, and then Ray asked how he knew, but his brother did not reply. William freed his hands using a saw overlooked by the guards and then freed his brothers, who busted a guard approaching the shack over the head with a chair and then retrieved their weapons. The McCalls fought their way down the cliffside's scaffolding and eventually into an elevator. Their foes attempted to use barrels of explosives to destroy the elevator but the brothers shot them, causing them all to explode before they could destroy the lift. After finally reaching solid ground they stole three horses and eluded snipers.
Act IV: Deeper Into A WildernessEdit
The McCalls tracked Juarez down and he claimed that he had no idea Barnsby wanted them dead, that he had also been lied to. Since Juarez had Marisa and was leading them to the medallion, Ray and Thomas kept the peace. Seeing Farther disappeared one night, leaving the group without a guide and giving them no choice but to continue on without him. William revealed that Seeing Farther told him the Apaches were at the weeping rock. Thomas and Ray traversed to a higher view point to try and locate it. Ray questioned again how he knew about the rifles, Thomas said Ray talked too much to which he replied he talked too little. They saw the weeping rock in the distance but could plainly see they would have to go around the hills to get to it. They returned and continued onward with the group. Pancho, one of Juarez’s men thought he saw an Indian in the forest off the road, and one of the McCalls investigated, finding only a bird. A short time later they spotted a Comanche scout. At a river crossing Juarez's wagon became lodged in the mud. When the McCalls and one of Juan's men got out to push it, Comanches attacked, causing the horses of the other wagon to bolt, carrying the rifles, William and Marisa with them. Ray and Thomas pursued, Juarez and his remaining associates stayed behind to free the other wagon. Eventually the brothers reached the wagon which had been apprehended by the Comanche.
William ran down a path to the right, and Marisa headed left. Ray went after the third McCall while Thomas rescued Marisa, both agreed to meet up at the wagon. Ray eliminated William’s pursuers, and located him. William expressed remorse and shock at himself for having left Marisa. Ray answered it was alright, and they returned to find the wagon gone. The pair traversed the second path Marisa had taken and arrived in time to hear Thomas say he would protect Marisa. Ray said she already had a good protector, and reiterated his earlier warning to Thomas in Arkansas. The four returned to Juarez and then pursued the pilfered wagon, catching up to and retrieving it. A McCall took the Gatling Gun and shot down countless Comanche horsemen before they could reach the second wagon, and at a certain point they ceased pursuit, as the intrepid travelers had entered Apache territory.
After stopping to rest they were confronted by Apache whom trained their bows on the group. Running River and Seeing Farther approached them, and the latter said that there would be no deal, Juarez attempted to trick them and that none of the rifles worked. Running River ordered their deaths, but Seeing Farther intervened and said that William was the one who told him about the rifles. Running River asked what his reward should be, William stated his companions’ lives. Running River mused William's heart was so big it covered his eyes, but since he was Seeing Farther's friend he would do as he wished. Seeing Farther told Juarez to leave their land, that they would take his weapons, horses, wagons, and Marisa as ransom. Juan said nothing in protest, telling Marisa that she was the only one who could have betrayed him. Running River affirmed the McCalls could stay in their camp and rest their horses, but should not expect hospitality.
At the Apache camp, Ray noticed the young braves looking at Marisa and didn’t like it, and William noted he was restless and on edge. Seeing Farther asked to see them, and informed the McCalls he knew why they were there, and would help them get the medallion. Ray wondered why he would want to do that, and the Apache replied because his father would use it to purchase rifles for war against the whites, a war which would see the end of the Apache. He told them he would show them where it was, and explained that the medallion was cursed and brought a great sickness to their village, many perished and one of the survivors traded it to the Navajo for food. They too were ravaged by sickness and their medicine man saw the item had dark powers, so the Navajo drowned in a lake high in the mountains where they still guarded it.
Ray realized that Running River was planning to show them the location in exchange for the rifles, which would bring hell down on the Apaches’ sworn enemy, the Navajo and the whites at the same time, and applauded his cleverness. Thomas was suspicious and questioned how they knew he wasn’t sending them to die in the mountains. Seeing Farther retorted he would be accompanying them to show them its location, and Ray said if it was a trick, it would be the last one he’d pull. The McCalls followed their guide by way of a gray coyote, that Seeing Farther claimed was the spirit of his great grandfather, who led them a dam. Later Ray used explosives and destroyed it, releasing the river. After arriving at their target, the Navajo warriors gathered but didn’t attack, refusing to shed blood on their sacred ground. The McCalls said if the Navajo did not, they would, and proceeded to kill them.
Ray and Thomas argued over who would carry the medallion, but they agreed to let Seeing Farther take the medallion, and they escaped through the dam on a canoe. Thomas noted they owed his great grandfather a debt of gratitude, Seeing Farther claimed he did not want it, because they had violated the sacred ground of the Navajo, and exclaimed they were like two mad wolves clawing at each other's throats. After returning to William with the medallion in hand, Ray and Thomas began arguing again over who would carry it. Seeing Farther said they were not worthy and would kill each other over it, instead gave it to William. He told the brothers he would teach William its secret, and without him they would never find the treasure. Ray brought up Marisa, and said they would not leave without her. The Apache said he would lead her out, but the brothers would have to distract the braves guarding her by fighting, and mused they were both there for her. Ray questioned aloud what Seeing Farther meant by his comment, but Thomas did not reply.
Ray confronted Thomas about what Seeing Farther said, his brother revealed that Marisa only said she wanted to be with Ray hoping he’d kill Juarez. Ray said that Marisa was his, Thomas revealed she was the one who told him about Juarez’s plan. A fight ensued, but before it could come to a conclusion, Colonel Barnsby and his men began assaulting the Apache camp. Thomas and Ray worked together and brought down a landslide on their cannons, which slowed them down some. Once the fighting ceased Barnsby approached the McCalls and Running River and announced he was there for the medallion, and if Running River handed it over he would exchange it for something the Chief held dearly. One of his men revealed a captured Seeing Farther.
Running River said that Seeing Farther was Apache, and would face death bravely. Barnsby replied that his village was destroyed, his people were dead and Seeing Farther was the last male heir. Running River hesitated before saying he would get the medallion. Barnsby said for Running River to bring the medallion to the ghost settlement before sundown the next day, or Seeing Farther would die. The Chief prepared to go and retrieve it, Thomas said it was not where he thought it was. Running River asked who would dare take it, Ray responded his son.
The next day, outside the ghost settlement Ray mused Seeing Farther was with William and Marisa, if he did not make it to the waterfall they might not have either. Thomas queried if he thought they were dead, Ray said it would be his guess. Thomas said it was high time Colonel Barnsby met his maker, his brother agreed, although said he did not want to see Thomas again after it was all over. After arriving inside the ghost town the McCalls heard O’Donnell commenting on them finding their way back to their old squad. They began searching houses for the Sergeant, fighting through former Confederate forces. At the saloon they were confronted by Barnsby, who demanded the medallion. He said he would get it if he had to pry it from their corpses, and ordered his men to kill the McCalls. After disposing of the enemies and bursting into the saloon, O’Donnell came up behind them and requested a fair fight, one on one, and that if he won they would give him the medallion, if he lost they would get Seeing Farther. The McCalls stepped outside, unaware of one of O’Donnell’s men above them on the balcony, rifle in hand.
Running River killed the man with his bow and stated that now it was a fair fight. O’Donnell was killed in the showdown by a McCall. Barnsby queried from the top floor of the saloon if they still wanted “their Indian” and gunshots were heard. Running River and the brothers rushed into the saloon and to the dying Apache. Ray said for the Chief to stay with him, the brothers would make sure that Barnsby paid for his deeds. Barnsby's soldiers attacked the McCalls after they exited the saloon, giving the Colonel time to retreat back to a church where his army of dissidents chose to fortify themselves. The McCalls easily took out the troops and then captured Barnsby alive, tied him up and returned him to Running River.
Seeing Farther said that Juarez had captured them and traded just him to Barnsby in exchange for horses. He confessed it was he who led them to the medallion, that he betrayed the Apache. Running River said it was not Seeing Farther who betrayed their people, it was himself; that his son knew what would happen and warned him, because he was Seeing Farther, a true Apache. Seeing Farther died, Running River brought out his knife and turned to the helpless Colonel. The McCalls left the saloon, outside Thomas said that William might still be alive, that they had to save him. Ray mused that Juarez had the girl and the medallion, everything he wanted. He pondered what in the hell they had done.
Act V: My Faith Is My ShieldEdit
Thomas and Ray observed Juarez's Alcazar from a distance planning their route of attack, Ray warned his brother that they would bring everything they had on him, and he would not be there to cover him. Thomas said not to worry, and for him to just find William. After hesitating he said he did not tell Ray the entire truth at the Apache camp, and that he did not mean to fall in love with Marisa, it just happened. Ray answered it was not the time, the only thing that mattered then was William. Thomas agreed. Ray crept up to where William was being held hostage and viewed Juarez telling three of his men to kill the preacher. Juarez exited the room and Ray dropped down and fired four shots, killing the fiends. Ray mused he didn’t look too relived for a man having figuratively dodged a bullet. In obvious anguish William told Ray he’d killed a man. Ray said there was nothing wrong with defending himself, and that they had to leave, Thomas was waiting with horses. After exiting the room Ray and Juarez both saw each other, he absconded as his minions attacked the McCall. After making their way to the structure’s exit they found themselves vastly outnumbered by Juarez's minions, and Thomas mysteriously absent. William said he knew of another way out, a drain pipe in his cell floor. Ray told him to lead the way, and muttered to himself, “I hope you're dead brother, 'cause if not by God you soon will be.” Ray took down more of Juarez's men as they backtracked to the cell, he then blew up the grate with dynamite.
Fighting their way through more bandits down below, Ray was confronted by Juarez inside the caves and he mused Ray had come for the woman, that she had betrayed him as well, querying where Thomas was. Realization dawned on Ray, then he entered a showdown with Juarez. Ray was quicker and shot Mendoza, injuring him. Juarez dropped out of sight in the water and Ray started to search for him, but William convinced him he did not matter anymore, they had to escape. Ray agreed, and the two McCalls finally found an exit. Ray was seething with rage unlike any he’d felt before, worrying William. He told his brother the secret about the medallion thinking it wasn’t true and that it would keep him at bay, but it was true and led them to an ancient vault, the door already open.
Inside, Ray and William came up behind Thomas and Marisa who stood admiring the Gold of Juarez, and Ray said he warned him what would happen if he stole another woman from him while pointing his gun at Thomas. Thomas pulled out his own gun and aimed it Ray. Ray said he loved them and they lied to him, and betrayed him. Thomas demanded what Ray wanted from him, and he replied justice. William stepped in front of Ray’s gun and stated he wouldn’t let him kill Thomas, to get to Thomas, he would have to get past him. Ray told him to get out of the way. He said Ray knew what he was capable of, and was reaching on three. Ray said not to do it. When William counted down to three he reached for his bible, Ray shot him. In torment Ray dropped to his knees grasping his head, still clinging his gun. William’s bible landed in front of Jeremy Barnsby, who said that he was never one to be superstitious but maybe the gold was cursed.
Ray asked how it was he was still breathing, the Colonel said Running River cut his binds and set him free without a word why. He claimed it must’ve been God’s will, using the treasure he’d restore the Confederacy and the South will rise again. Thomas said he’d lost his mind. Barnsby retreated and told his troops to kill them. Thomas instructed Marisa to run to the top of the spiral stairs. A trap was somehow triggered and the room began filling with sand at an alarming rate. Ray retrieved William’s bible at some point during this time. Ray and Thomas heard Marisa cry for help and followed her path up to the top of the staircase where Barnsby and his men had captured her. Ray and Thomas killed the last of the Colonel’s soldiers, Barnsby proposed a showdown between himself and one of them. One of the brothers said Barnsby was his, and finally killed Colonel Jeremy Barnsby. His body dropped over the edge and was lost to the sands. Ray, Thomas and Marisa then escaped. Ray, Thomas and Marisa left the gold, knowing it was cursed an covered the entrance with a large stone. William’s sacrifice caused a shift in Ray’s personality, he became a preacher and put away his guns. He wed Thomas and Marisa, and the three moved to Hope, Texas.
Ray's preferred weapons were revolvers and shotguns, making him especially deadly in close quarter combat. He preferred to dual wield pistols, unlike his brother Thomas and did so even during his time in the Confederate Army. Ray later adopted a breastplate of armor which helped protect him against enemy fire.
Unique to Ray is the ability to carry a portable gatling, though that weapon rarely spawns in the campaign. Ray's Concentration Mode uses dual pistols, and allows the player to pick up to 12 targets (the amount of shots depending on how much ammo is in both revolvers). After the time limit runs out Ray unleashes a barrage of bullets that can only be avoided if an enemy had been ducking for cover.
Call of JuarezEdit
- Juan Mendoza (direct; intentionally caused)
- Himself (indirectly)
Due to Ray's mistakes when he falsely accused Billy Candle of killing his brother Thomas and Marisa, it lead him to where he is captured by Juarez along with Molly. After Billy rescued Ray and Molly, Ray is shot fatally in the chest by Juarez himself. After Billy defeated his father in combat, as Ray is slowly dying, as Juarez attempts to stab his son, Ray shoots Juarez in the head, finally ending his life. Afterwards, Ray succumbs to his wounds and dies. He is later buried by Billy and Molly.
AppearanceEditRay was a well built man, with thick dark brown hair (which later turned gray of old age and became longer), and a fairly large crooked nose. The most prominent feature on his face was a vertical scar which intersected the left part of his lips. In Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, Ray wore a white undershirt, a metal breastplate covering his torso, dark brown jeans, brown boots, a black duster and two pistol holsters, as he always carried two revolvers. He accessorized himself with a wide brimmed hat, two bandoliers and a pair of fingerless gloves. In Call of Juarez Ray's appearence was slightly different. His duster was much older and had acquired patches on it. Ray wore a minister cloak under his signature armor, and his minister collar could be seen peeking above his cuirass.
Ray was taught to place the value of family above all else, and displayed great concern for his brother Thomas when the enemy had breached the river. He was ready to disobey orders help him fight off the enemy. He was independant, strong and hardy. During the War Between the States, Ray and Thomas's personalities both changed as noted by their brother William, and continued to deteriorate after they left their homestead for the final time. Ray became of angry and cold disposition and fought with Thomas over Betsy, warning him if he ever stole another woman from him he would take his life. He often butted heads with William due to his constant preaching, but despite their disagreements, Ray cared deeply for his siblings.
Ray did not hesitate to murder an unarmed man who groveled and begged for his life. Ray felt great betrayal when Thomas and Marisa abandoned him and, unintentionally, William, to die at the hands of Juarez and his men. After confronting them, William stepped in front of Ray and tricked him into thinking he was reaching for a gun, in order to ensure his brothers' redemption. Ray shot William, seeing immediately after that he had only been reaching for his bible. This caused a shift in his personality, and he never forgot his brother William's sacrifice. Despite this, he remained bitter that Marisa chose his brother over him, and that anger festered though he tried to cover it up.
He always had a self-righteous streak, and combined with his bitterness manifested in a judgemental, holier-than-thou attitude and he remained so until shortly after the assault on the Ferguson ranch, where he realized what a fool he had been for most of his life, which he later risked to rescue Molly. During his final moments he asked God not to let Billy and Molly be killed because of his foolishness, and he saved Billy's life by killing Juarez. Ray hated boats and water, as he stated when he was riding in a canoe to get the Aztec medallion in Navajo territory. He also was afraid of heights. Also, according to Thomas, Ray talked too much.
- O'Donnell, at the time of his and Thomas's desertion.
- William, about their plan to rebuild their home.
- Ray McCall currently has the highest bodycount in the entire series (Provided the player chooses to play as him in Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood).
- The character of Ray McCall was inspired by "Preacher" from the film Pale Rider, Will Munny in Unforgiven, "Saint of Killers" from the Preacher comics and Pilgrim from the Just a Pilgrim comics. The biggest influence was Carl McCoy, singer of gothic rock band Fields of the Nephilim.
- For series writer Haris Orkin, Ray was also inspired by real-life outlaw Killin' Jim Miller, whom Ray shares many similarities with.