Ben: "Sounds like you don't give up too easy."
Silas: "That's the kind of man I am Ben. I set out to do something, I do it. Surrender just ain't in my nature. Plus I'm stubborn as hell." -Silas Greaves and Ben.
Silas Greaves (1848-?) was the protagonist of Call of Juarez: Gunslinger. He was a famous bounty hunter who rose to fame in the 1880s, and was said to have crossed paths with legends such as Billy the Kid. He was voiced by John Cygan.
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
Silas Greaves entered the Bull's Head Saloon in Abilene, Kansas. He enters a saloon and tells the patrons of how his brothers were killed by a gang of outlaws led by Roscoe "Bob" Bryant. Bob left Silas a Spanish coin and tells him "I won't have it said I left you with nothing boy".
Silas grew up to be a bounty hunter driven by revenge, and to his own accord, he has defeated or killed John Wesley Hardin, Jesse James, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. He also claims to have met Billy The Kid.
Everyone listens to the story at the Saloon, especially an impressionable teenager named Dwight, a bartender named Ben, and two old men named Jack and Steve. Jack discounts almost everything Silas says as a lie, saying he's an old man who is just looking for a couple of drinks. Steve, although not as adamant as Jack, is still audibly bored of Silas' story, falling asleep at one point. At some point throughout the story, Silas realizes that Ben is none other then a retired Roscoe "Bob" Bryant himself, but continues the story, even asking "Ben" if he ever thought about death.
At the end, Silas pulls out the Spanish coin and finally reveals that Ben is Bryant, telling him that the past always catches up to him. Byrant tries to talk Silas down, insisting that he's changed his ways. At this point Silas is given a choice of Revenge or Redemption.
Should Silas choose revenge, he challenges Bryant to a duel and the challenge is accepted. Silas guns Byrant down finally avenging his brothers. Dwight becomes shocked, and Silas admits he's no better than Bryant for having the same amount of blood on his hands, and leaves Abilene.
Should Silas choose redemption, he lets Bryant and his vendetta go, saying that he's tired of killing. He then turns to Dwight, who is revealed to be a young Dwight Eisenhower, who Silas offers advice as he heads out, to not grow up like he did. Silas then leaves Abilene.
Silas wore a red Mexican poncho with a necklace featuring an ancient Aztec coin, fingerless gloves, and a brown hat with a damaged brim. He carried two Rangers as his primary weapons. Silas was of average build, and had long black hair that greyed as he aged. While not seen in-game, his 3D model shows he has greenish-brown eyes.
- Dedication to revenge - The murder of his brothers changed his life. From then, Silas is determined to avenge his brothers, a goal that cost him 45 years to complete. It is enough to say that Silas is a very committed man. Per his own words, "That's just me. Once I set out to do something, I'll do it."
- Sense of justice - Ostensibly a cold-hearted bounty hunter, Silas actually value his enemies with differentation. Overall, he believes people must bear the consequences for what they have done, and sometimes for certain tough criminals, death is just the price to pay. However, for people he deemed 'despicable', like Henry Plummer and Roscoe 'Bob' Bryant, he shows absolutely no remorse in killing them.
- Unreliable storyteller - Silas is undoubtedly a great storyteller, able to immerse listeners with his vivid presentations. However, he has a habit of blowing stories out of proportion, and sometimes he would liberally reshape details. Nevertheless, Nuggets of Truth can still be found within his stories.
- Believer of luck - Silas never dismiss the role of luck in success. He agrees with Bat Masterson that 'sometimes it's more important to be lucky than good'.
Silas says he shares similarities in build and colour to Billy the Kid, which would place his height around 5 feet 8 inches. That also suggests Silas could have a slim build and a faint tan, but these could have changed with age.
- Silas Greaves was voiced by John Cygan, who also voiced Jeremy Barnsby and Michael Duke in Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood.
- At the age of 62, Silas is currently the oldest playable protagonist in the series.
- Silas has a fear of heights, a trait shared by Ray McCall and Ben McCall.
- Silas has a profound knowledge over the Native American culture. He claims he once was married to two Indian girls, who are sisters.
- Atypical for a cowboy-style gunslinger, Silas dislikes horses.
- Silas' appearance is very similar to the "Man With No Name" character (played by Clint Eastwood) from the Dollar Trilogy. Only Eastwood's character has a brown poncho that is much larger.
- Silas' overall appearance also resembles John Marston from Red Dead Redemption, especially when Marston wears the Poncho Outfit.
- Concept art reveals that Silas was originally to wear a crucifix instead of a Spanish coin on his neck.