Woods: "Do you think the Defector survived this attack?"
Bowman: "Well if he did, he's one tough son of a bitch"
Woods and Bowman in "The Defector"

The Defector was an unnamed person from the Call of Duty: Black Ops level "The Defector." He was killed during the attack on Hue City before the SOG team could get to him.

The defector was a vital contact to establish Soviet involvement in Vietnam and possibly other projects, such as Nova-6. At the time, SOG operative Alex Mason believed the defector was Viktor Reznov, though it is later established the real defector was confirmed to be dead.


  • His role and death in the game is similar to that of the H.V.I. in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
  • He shares the same face model with the Urban Black Ops Hardline Perk.
  • The Defector is not visible on the Wii version of the game; instead, there will be a dead Marine in his place.
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