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|“||The healthy human mind doesn't wake up in the morning thinking this is its last day on earth. But I think that's a luxury, not a curse. To know you're close to the end is a kind of freedom. Good time to take... inventory. Outgunned. Outnumbered. Out of our minds. On a suicide mission. But the sand and rocks here stained with thousands of years of warfare... they will remember us. For this. Because out of all our vast array of nightmares this is the one we choose for ourselves. We go forward like a breath exhaled from the earth. With vigor in our hearts and one goal in sight: We. Will. Kill him.||„|
|~ Price speech in Modern Warfare 2 "Just Like Old Times".|
|“||Prisoner #627. I'm coming for you, Makarov.||„|
|~ Price to Makarov Dust to Dust.|
|“||Since when does Shepherd care about danger close?||„|
|~ John Price quotes in Just Like Old Times.|
Captain John Price is the main protagonist of the Call of Duty Modern Warfare series, and a major character in Call of Duty: Online and Call of Duty: Heroes, and as a playable skin in Call of Duty: Ghosts, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in Blackout, and Call of Duty: Mobile (and also appears as a featured character in the Mobile comics).
He is a British S.A.S. Captain and sniper who later reformed into Task Force 141, having participated in the Second Russian Civil War and World War III. He played a major part in stopping the Russian Ultranationalists and the Four Horsemen: Imran Zakhaev, Victor Zakhaev, Khaled Al-Asad, and his arch-nemesis Vladimir Makarov.
He was voiced by Billy Murray in the series, who also played Johnny Allen in EastEnders. In Find Makarov and Find Makarov: Operation Kingfish, he was portrayed by David Kinsman.
|“||I was just a 'Leftenant' back then...doing some wetwork. Chernobyl. Christmas for the bad guys. Even a decade later, a lot of 'em still used it to get their hands on nuclear material...a lot of 'em, including one Imran Zakhaev.||„|
|~ Captain Price telling his story of Zakhaev's attempted assassination.|
In 1996 as a Lieutenant, he attempted to assassinate Russian Ultranationalist leader Imran Zakhaev under order of then Captain MacMillan. Although Price shot Zakhaev and thought to have killed him, he only shot and removed his left arm and Zakhaev got away. Price was forced to carry and protect MacMillan after the latter's legs were injured from a falling helicopter. Price would think that he killed Zakhaev, and continued his services.
|“||Right… What the hell kind of name is Soap, eh? How'd a muppet like you pass Selection?||„|
|~ Captain Price to Soap, his famous quote.|
Some time before the events of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Price was promoted to Captain. He recruited and trained Sergeant "Soap" MacTavish along with Gaz, before they were deployed to a ship containing a nuclear warhead at the Bering Strait. At the end of the mission, Price saves Soap from falling into the ocean and to his death. Then his team is deployed to Russia to save there Loyalist informant going by the codename of "Nikolai".
A few missions later, Price and his team go to the safehouse of Al-Asad to capture him. After learning that Imran Zakhaev is still alive, Al-Asad is executed. Price's team is then deployed to capture Zakhaev's son, Victor Zakhaev. But the mission fails when he commits suicide. Zakhaev then launches nuclear missiles, but are then deactivated. After SSgt. Griggs and Gaz are killed, Price gives Soap his M1911 to kill Zakhaev and his bodyguards. Price and Soap are extracted to a hospital in Russia after said action.
Task Force 141
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
|“||Have to trust someone to be betrayed. I never did.||„|
|~ Captain Price to Soap on Shepherd's betrayal.|
Price returns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 having been broken out of a Russian gulag by now Captain "Soap" MacTavish and Task Force 141. After learning that the world has broken into a war by the Russians after a massacre caused by Ultranationalist Vladimir Makarov, Price launches EMPs at Washington D.C. which ends up saving Sgt. Foley, Cpl. Dunn, Pvt. Ramirez, and other Rangers. After learning that General Shepherd betrayed Task Force 141, Price and Soap engage in one objective, kill Shepherd. In the mission Endgame, Price shoots down Shepherd's pave low and before Shepherd attempts to execute Soap, he and Price gets into a fist fight and Price is overpowered. After Shepherd is killed, Price and Nikolai extracts Soap while on the run for killing Shepherd and Task Force 141 is then disavowed.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
|“||This is for Soap.||„|
|~ Captain Price to Yuri before fighting Makarov's men.|
Price and Soap are now disavowed for the murder of General Shepherd. Price and Nikolai get the fatally wounded Soap to a safehouse that is under attack by Vladimir Makarov's Inner Circle. 2 months after Soap's recovery from his wounds, Price, Soap, Nikolai, and a new ally called Yuri are still focusing on Task Force 141's main mission, take down Vladimir Makarov. After Soap's death, Yuri reveals that he knew Makarov but betrayed him because of the massacre at Zakhaev International Airport, making it hard for Price to trust him.
During the Stronghold mission, He and Yuri infiltrated the old castle near Prague to retrieve intel on Makarov. He learns that Makarov is sending his men to Berlin to capture Russian President Boris Vorshevsky's daughter, Alena. During the mission Down the Rabbit Hole, Price and Delta Force attempt to rescue the Russian President Boris Vorshevsky and his daughter from Makarov's men and succeeded but with the loss of Team Metal and the wounding of Yuri.
After the end of World War III, Price and Yuri go to Hotel Oasis in the Arabian Peninsula to finally kill Makarov. After a Little Bird destroys the upper area of the hotel, badly wounding Yuri, Price continues up to the roof to prevent Makarov getting away again. When he was just about to be killed by Makarov, Yuri shoots Makarov in the shoulder which gets Yuri killed, but buys Price enough time to restrain Makarov and wrap a cable around his neck and break down through the glass roof, causing Makarov to be hung and cut by shards of glass. After Makarov's death, Price survives the fall and smokes a cigar under Makarov's dead body.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
|“||Bravo Six, going dark.||„|
|~ Captain Price in the reveal trailer.|
Main article: John Price (2019)
Captain Price appears in reboot Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from 2019, as an one of main protagonist, and is a playable operator in and Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War from 2020.
He is voiced by Barry Sloane.
Call of Duty: Mobile
Captain Price is a playable skin in Call of Duty: Mobile, and appears as a featured character in the Mobile comics.
In the comics, Captain Price is the field leader of the United Anti-Terrorism Coalition, a task force assigned to stop the terrorist group - the Five Knights.
- His favorite brand of cigars are Villa Clara's.
- He is rarely seen not wearing a hat on his head, only exception is "Crew Expendable".
- In Modern Warfare 2 Remastered, the developers added his hat falling off during his fight with Shepherd. This revealed that he has a bald spot on the top of his head.
- His signature weapon through all the three games is the M4A1.
- Strangely, on his character card for Mountain Dew, it states that his weapon is the CM901 and MSR, weapons he never uses in the campaign.
- His appearance in Blackout makes him the first non-Treyarch character in appear in one of their Call of Duty games.
- In the remastered version of Modern Warfare 2, in his fight with Shepherd, Price's hair is shown when his signature hat falls off.