*Notice: The question in the poll has been changed to:
Do you want Padrick in a future Gears game or DLC?
Padrick “Pad” Salton
Past and present Padrick.
Pad was known for being one of the greatest snipers in the Pendulum Wars, and for fighting at Anvil Gate. Pad doesn’t believe in destiny, and thinks that those who do are likely to accept all kinds of things as inevitable.
If you have read the novels and comics you will be familiar with Padrick “Pad” Salton. But heres a short overview for the people who haven’t read:
He defended Anvil Gate with Hoffman, Bai Tak and Sam’s father. He assisted during the raid on Gralia with Hoffman, Baz and Bai Tak. He protected the imulsion pipeline on the Sarfuth-Maranday border from saboteurs with Marcus and Carlos. He was there when the Pendulum Wars finally ended and when the locust war started. He, Marcus, Dom and Tai helped to protected civilians from grubs and suggested that the chain saw that Tai was using be added to the lancer. He deserted the army due to depression caused by the horror he saw during the locust war. He left for Pesang, joining the remaining Pesanga living there, so he could help protect them. Finally years later he arrived at Anvil Gate with a large group of Pesanga’s including Bai Tak's wife and son. He had a heart felt reunion with both Bernie and Hoffman. He went on to live at Anvil Gate with the other, going to other stranded camps to bargain for supplies and make trades. He fights along side Dizzy when their caravan came under attack from hostile stranded and fights with Bernie and Rossi when the grubs show up again.
(Pad and Tai covering Marcus and Dom during a Skirmish in Ghato City.)
Now as most of you know at the end of Coalitions End we find out Pad is alive and well reuniting with Hoffman and Bernie at Anvil Gate. He never showed up in Gears of War 3. He’s been in every novel and has made appearances as one of the main characters in three of the comics. A lot of people were hoping he would make a cameo in Gears of War 3 at Anvil Gate, but sadly that didn’t happen. But he can still be added to a new game or as dlc.
(Hoffman telling Pad and the rest of the squad about the plan to raid Gralia.)
Appearances: C = Comic / N = Novel
(C) Promise Me
(N) The Slab
(N) Aspho Fields (First appearance)
(N) Jacinto's Remnant (Appears in flashback's)
(N) Anvil Gate (Appears in flashback's)
(N) Coalition's End
(C) Dirty Little Secrets: Keyhole
Carlos: “Don’t worry, you got the grownups on task tonight. Santiago and Fenix.”
Pad: “Yeah, the wankers who don’t need helmets ‘cos they don’t have brains to blow out.”
Carlos: “We love you too, Pad…”
Pad: “I got totally rat-arsed in a bar last night, sir, and one thing led to another,” Pad said at last. “Someone mouthed off about Sergeant Fenix’s father. So I got regimental on him. I’m still Two-Six RTI.”
Pad: "Maybe we can bolt Tai's home improvement kit onto a Lancer. Worked bloody well, I reckon."
Pad: "Holy f*ck. You nearly made me **** myself. You little buggers really don't make any noise, do you?"
Pad: "It's all bodies. I was having a piss by the wall, and when I looked down on the ground I thought it was just burned wood or plastic or something, but it was all bodies. It was people."
Pad: "Hey, I ran into a Four-ELI patrol a couple of months ago. First time I've ever seen that Cole Train guy. Hell, he's big. They've got this mouthy little gob-sh*te corporal called Baird, though. He needs a good kicking."
Pad: "Bugger destiny. Believing in that makes you accept all kind of **** is inevitable."
Pad: "For your situational awareness... we go where we like. We hunt where we like. And there's no COG now. Which means I don't have any f*cking rules of engagement. So go piss off and count yourself lucky you're still alive."
Pad: "I've seen it maybe three, four hundred times. Because I see it, right? I'm the only one who does, not even the guy I hit. Close up. Magnified. That's what my job is about. I pull the trigger, and the guy's gone. One minute he's having a smoke or thinking about home, and the next he doesn't even know he's dead. His brain's liquefied like that. In a fraction of a second, he's got nothing left to feel pain or fear with. Good way to go, Dom. Few of us get that privilege."
"This is f**king mental, Marcus. They must know it's over."
— Pad, after Indies begin attacking them after the UIR surrender was announced
• Salton speaks Commonwealth English.
• The South Islands were Pad's homeland. Other notable characters that were from the South Islands were Tai, Bernie and Baz.
• When he was younger his hair was bright red, now many years later his hair is snow white.
• Padrick Salton's character is based on a New Zealander family that immigrated and settled and integrated into the Maori culture.
• He has served with many people. Here are a few of them: Marcus, Carlos, Dom, Tai, Hoffman, Bait Tak, Samuel Byrne, Dizzy, Bernie and Rossi.
• Pad got into a bar fight with a person who insulted Marcus's dad, and gained a black eye.
• He enjoyed cooking, and added hot South Island spices to all of his food.
• Pad did not believe in destiny, and thought that those who did were likely to accept all kinds of things as inevitable.
• He renamed his bot Baz, in memory of his spotter/friend, and considered it to be another member of the squad.
• After Pad lost his spotter and saw the destruction of the hammer strikes he hardly ever came back to base, living like a feral cat far outside the wire for months at a time, watching and waiting, just a voice on the radio. But thats how he lived his life now, a hybrid of Stranded and Gear.
• Pad met Cole and Baird once when he ran into their Four-ELI patrol.
• Pad is Hoffman's oldest friend, his last buddy from the old days, the only one left from the men who had served with him at Anvil Gate.
• Tai and Pad are both islanders but Pad was from another Islander culture entirely. He thought dead was dead, and that the only hand that guided anyone's destiny was pure f**king chaos.
• Pad took out a Corpser with one shot from his Longshot while on recon with Hoffman.
• When Pad started to live outside the wire his call sign became "Outlier".
• 13 A.E. He was supposed to comeback to base to plan a raid on a reaver factory, but he never showed up. Hoffman was truly saddened when Pad didn't show up, he knew he had probably run into trouble. He was the last of Hoffman's old gang from the 26 RTI.
• He was known for being one of the greatest snipers in the Pendulum Wars, fighting at Anvil Gate and along the Sarfuth-Maranday border.
• 400 plus kills during the Pendulum Wars.
• During the Locust War, he fought in several battles one year after Emergence Day, until he fell into a depression and left for Pesang in 13 A.E., joining the remaining Pesanga living there.
• In Gears of War: Judgment their is a pair of COG Tag's that belonged to a J. Salton. This Salton was stationed in downtown Halvo Bay, and was assigned to help evacuate and protect civilians, but was killed by rockets fired from a Reaver. Interestingly enough he was also an islander hailing from the South Islands just like Padrick. Its possible that they could have been related.
(Pad covering Hoffman with his sniper during the raid on Gralia.)
Multiplayer Line's Suggestion's:
Job done, sir/mate!
When you’re dead, you’re dead!
Payback time you bastards!
Damn, I love my work!
Another dead grub!
S**t. Nice shot.
I only need one shot!
Perfect Active Reloads:
Worked bloody well, I reckon.
Ready to roll!
This is for Baz!
Death. Done right.
Hurts, dunnit? Good!
Your pessimism, my optimism.
Failed Active Reloads:
UGH! I hate it when toys don't work.
Lets blow up more sh*t!
I prefer frying up eggs.
How many for the fire-up?
Ugh! You never forget that stink!
Tagged/Stuck with Torque:
Any second now….
I’ve got a shot.
Any one else have eyes on this guy?
Spotting Small Enemies:
Spotting Big enemies:
Caltrops are up!
Laser Wire is online!
Silverback is operational!
Nice piece of tech!
Command center is up!/Command centre deployed!
-Fortification- is down!
-Fortification- is destroyed!
Out of ammo/cash:
What a load of utter toss!
Beginning of round quotes:
Some bugger always gets through. That’s why you’ve got me.
Nighty nine percent boredom, one percent sh*t yourself panic, maybe a hundred percent.
And now we run straight into their reinforcements.
Horde Wave Quotes:
Some bugger always gets through. That’s why you’ve got me.
Still the Unvanquished!
Don’t look now but, we have grubs incoming!
And now we run straight into their reinforcements.
Hang on this is going to be a bumpy ride.
Whoa, whoa, steady, steady…….
Bloody hell! This thing is heavy!
This is f***ing mental!
I won’t make it easy for you!
If your gonna kill me, do it quick and clean!
Bag 'n Tag/Torque/Nade Tag:
I’m not taking my work home with me.
Any second now….
Grenade Throw + Incoming Grenade/Mortar:
Blimey f**king O'Reilly! Watch your aim!
Just target practice.
You’re in my line of sight!
Well, that’ll teach me to keep my mouth shut!
I may need some help here guys.
Lets not piss about, get back in the fight.
You're a f*cking martyr!
You look like a man with a plan.
Picking up weapon:
Nice piece of kit.
I could use a new weapon!
I got something to wipe that smile off your face.
I re read all the novels and comics to try and figure out what his lines could be. I used a lot of what he said in the comics and novels to create his lines. Its like 90% actual quotes vs 10% I had to make up. The problem is trying to create quotes that fit his character and the way he talks (Commonwealth English). I welcome suggestion, and I would recommend reading up on his character before suggesting.
Squad Five-Seven (Commando squad): Hoffman, Pad, Baz, Cho, Sommers and Bai.
Gears of War: Judgment
I would love to see Pad in Judgment, but this will most likely not happen because of this quote from The Slab:
"Hey, I ran into a Four-ELI patrol a couple of months ago. First time I've ever seen that Cole Train guy. Hell, he's big. They've got this mouthy little gob-sh*te corporal called Baird, though. He needs a good kicking."- Pad
Pad met Baird and Cole for the first time after the Battle of Ephyra, so it would break canon if he met then in Judgment.
.....but If they did something like; if Kilo was running through an area then the icon to look at something appears and they see buildings being destroyed and civilians running for there lives and they caught a glimpse of Marcus's squad (Marcus's, Dom, Tai and Pad) helping the civilians escape and fending off the locust. Then it would completely alright, as long as they never interact or that Pad never sees then and they are the only ones that notice him.
Its saddening that he didn't appear in Gears of War: Judgment but its understandable. But we did get a COG Tag of someone named J. Salton, maybe they were related.
Gears of War Omega-Two Campaign DLC Idea:
(Marcus, Dom, Tai and Pad during the last few days of the Pendulum Wars)
Marcus, Dom,Tai and Pad where all in a squad together when the Pendulum Wars came to and end. They were also in the same squad a year after E-Day so the likelihood is that they were together during E-day and the events of Judgment in the Omega-Two squad. Their isn't a reason they shouldn't have been in Omega-Two. They could make a campaign oriented dlc revolving around Omega-Two during the events of the Judgment campaign.
Omega-Two Mentions in Judgment:
Unknown Gear: "Colonel Loomis. Omega-Two just took out the airport Seeder. Colonel? Can you hear me. sir? Sir?"
Loomis: "Barely, son. What's your status?"
Unknown Gear: "Uh, they've got some big grub out here leading the attack, sir!"
Loomis: "Young man, you're fighting animals. Push them into the sea. Do you understand me?
Unknown Gear: "Sir! I don't think-"
Loomis: "Do you understand me?"
Unknown Gear: "Sir, that thing's got three more Seeders with him! I, I think that's what's disrupting our communications, sir-"
Loomis: "You either hang up and fight or i come out there and shoot you myself!"
Unknown Gear: "Sir, but i-[dying scream]"
Loomis: "I repeat, Omega Squad knocked out the big Seeder. Comms back online. All units move out to the Museum of Military Glory. We'll take back this city block by block."
Marcus: "This is Omega-Two. We're pinned down two blocks from the museum. We need an evac!"
CIC Controller: "We're mobilizing, Sergeant. We can have a Raven to you in an hour."
Marcus: "We don't have an hour!"
Baird: "Im gonna rescue Omega."
Downtown Halvo Bay:
Baird: "And where was Karn? Well, Omega knocked out his Seeders at the museum. I figured he'd want to deal with that personally."
Baird: "Colonel, what if Karn allowed Omega to knock out that Seeder and wanted to lure your men right to him? These Grubs are actually thinking strategically."
Marcus: "We can't hold them off forever, Control! We need that Evac!
CIC Controller: "We're working on it, Sergeant."
Marcus: "We've got wounded, Control! Why don't you send Loomis's Raven for us?"
CIC Controller: "Colonel Loomis is preparing to lead the assault on the Museum, Sergeant."
Marcus: "Yeah? Tell him, 'Good luck with that!'"
Marcus: "This is Omega-Two. We're a little roasted but clear."
Added Multiplayer Characters:
* Young Marcus
* Young Dom
* Padrick Salton
* Unknown Gear/New Character
Aftermath Padrick skin idea:
Pad never appears in Gears of War 3, but we know for a fact that he was at Anvil Gate at the time with Hoffman, Bernie and Rossi. So why not have a character skin showing off what he could have looked like in game at the time. With his vibrant red hair turned snow white. If you look at Pads armor on the cover of DLS Part 5 its similar in style of first armor set below. I think either set of armor could be used for a "Aftermath Padrick" skin.
Or they could go with the civilian style look he has in Dirty Little Secrets: Keyhole; brown leather jacket, white shirt, green/black pants.
COG Armor Version 1
COG Armor Version 2
Dirty Little Secrets Part 5: Keyhole
The comic fetures Hofman, Bernie, Pad and many other characters living and trying to survbive at Anvil Gate. The main events of the comic are that Pad is back and that they need to trade pelts for fuel. So Pad, Dizzy and Rossi set off to go to a neighboring stranded camp to trade their pelts for some fuel. Buat along the way they get stopped by some other rtanded thugs that want payment to use there road, so Pad sneaks up behind them and threates to blow their heads off if they don’t let him pass. They make it to he camp, make the deal and start to make there way back to Anvil Gate when they get attacked by gunfire from unknown assainlents They make it back to Anvil Gate in one piece, but Bernie and Pad decide to go and find out who was shooting at them. Bernie, Pad and Rossi find a stranded a very tiny stranded camp and rough them up alittle Then Mac runs off because the smells polyps, so Pad and Bernie run after him. Turns out it wasn’t polyps but Grubs, a fire fight insues in a near by cave, Pad runs up and chainsaws a grubs right in two. Pad and Bernie finish off the rest of them with a hail of gun fire. After wards they check the cave they didn’t find anymore grubs so they leave. But unbenounced to them there were hundreds of grubs under them tunnelings with shovels, tunneling in the dirrection of Anvil Gate.
(Pad Drinking a beer in the mess hall at Anvil Gate.)
Main Pad Points:
• He has aged a lot since we last saw him in a comic, his bright red hair is now snow white.
• He doesn’t have to follow any rules of engagment because there is no more COG and no more rules.
• Pad likes to drinking beer before a conversation.
• He ends up surviving the comic, so why wasn’t he at Anvil Gate during Gears 3?
(Pad and Bernie fight locust in the Kashkur Hills.)
Honestly I like both Pads young and old, If its in a a prequel game i think the young Pad would make more sense.
(Pad threatening hostile stranded.)
Forum member and Youtuber Jhoal talking about Padrick and showcasing what he could be like:
Padrick Salton plays Gears Judgement*