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The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Heroes The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 The subject of this article appears in Blackout The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Mobile
For other uses, see Reaper.

"Full metal everything."
— Reaper's default comment in the Winner's Circle in Black Ops III

The Experimental War Robot-115 (EWR-115), also known as Reaper, is a character and Specialist featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and also appears in Call of Duty: Heroes and Call of Duty: Mobile. Reaper is a combat robot designed and manufactured by the Coalescence Corporation.

Its Black Ops III design appeared as a playable character in Blackout during Operation Absolute Zero as part of the Black Ops Pass before its Black Ops 4 version was introduced to Multiplayer in Operation Apocalypse Z.

Biography[]

"The product of a cutting-edge military R&D project to supplement Special Operations soldiers in the field, Experimental War Robot-115 was one of a single unit of advanced prototype combat robots running the most sophisticated AI software ever seen.
After several politically embarrassing mishaps and budget overruns, the project was cancelled and most of the prototypes were stripped for parts.
Fate had other plans for EWR-115, when years later it was discovered to have been stolen.
Reports of sightings of the terrible machine on battlefields around the world began to surface. No one knows why it fights or who, if anyone, is issuing its orders.
"
— Reaper's biography

Reaper, at least according to Prophet, displays signs of sentience. This is supported by the fact that Reaper was found to have over 640,000 file revisions created by Reaper itself. it also displays some degree of emotion such as anger and satisfaction. Prophet also suggests Reaper may be sentient, describing it as being "organic" in some way.

During a diagnostic run, Prophet discovered numerous aftermarket modifications that gave Reaper commands from an unknown source. The orders were coming from an administrator meaning Reaper was forced to obey. Prophet removed this coding from Reaper and traced its source to Zurich. Soon after, it was revealed that a group, the ones who stole and modified Reaper, were running an underground gambling ring paying out and betting astronomical sums over the machine's body count. Seeking revenge, Reaper traveled to the ring. The ring leaders attempted to shut the machine down but were unable to due to Prophet's removal of the captors' coding, Reaper then slaughtered the ring members and became free of their control.

Due his robotic nature, Reaper rarely, if ever, engages in conversations with other specialists. Despite this, he seems to receive both respect and disapproval from other specialists. Spectre and Prophet both seem give Reaper admiration, while Outrider shows disapproval.

Reaper appears in the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 comic. In Prophet's comic, Reaper is seen working at Iron Town, being known as "Rabbit" and working with scrap metal with a modified appearance. After initiating an uplink with Prophet, Reaper snaps back to reality and takes revenge on everyone in Iron Town.

Special Issue[]

Black Ops III Transmissions[]

+++ Decrypt Success
Analytics: DNI, Safety Protocols
Tags: System Modification
Header Ends +++

Prophet: "Initiating access now. Not gonna fry my DNI systems or anything?"

Reaper: "Negative. Ident Prophet. Code level access granted. Active firewalls disengaged."

Prophet: "Alright, mate. Let’s see if we can’t get rid of those safety protocols. Interesting. Same basic file structure as a… G.I. Unit. So, behavior limitations should be… here! There they are."

Reaper: "Warning. Safety systems offline."

Prophet: "Easy, tiger! File history on your core systems is insane. Filerev 646,000?! Who’s making those revisions?"

Reaper: "This unit."

Prophet: "Wait, what are you – you’re saying... this is recursive self-improvement?"

Reaper: "Confirm. 645,624 revisions. This unit."

+++Decrypt Success
Analytics: Experimental War Robot
Tags: Strong AI, Security Backdoor
Header Ends +++

Prophet: "It took me awhile to get my head around that. I mean, look, Advanced Experimental War Robot or whatever, it probably became a general intelligence, quite likely sentient, had my suspicions. I watched it fight and there’s always something, I don’t know, organic about it. No offense, mate."

Reaper: "Offense levels nominal."

Prophet: "I had bigger questions, though. Spotted some odd code when I was poking around, wrong time stamps to be factory original, file permissions set to not allow changes. Obviously, I pulled it apart. Would have been rude not to, right? Sophisticated stuff. Processors piggybacked off the main databus, all running at admin level priv... Yeah; I'm losing you, aren’t I? All you need to know is that this poor mechanical sod had been set up to receive commands that it had no choice but to obey. And all strictly aftermarket. So, I pulled the code, set up some logs, and waited for the next set of commands to come in."

+++Decrypt Success
Analytics: Zurich, Reaper
Tags: Syndicate
Header Ends +++

Prophet: "We didn't have to wait long. Started receiving what looked like diagnostic commands later that day. The thing about transmitted data is, it’s got a return to sender address on it. And now I had it. I traced the data back to a server in Zurich, housed in an industrial zone. Infiltrated a few more systems, did a bit of digging. Wasn't expecting what I found. The people who had stolen and modified Reaper were running an underground gambling ring for rich high-rollers. The sums of money changing hands electronically over its body count were astronomical. Enough to equip a private army. Heh, how does that make you feel?"

Reaper: "Kill. Maim. Destroy."

Prophet: "Figured as much. Reckon we should see what we can do about that."

+++Decrypt Success
Analytics: Experimental War Robot, Reaper
Tags: Free-agent
Header Ends +++

Prophet: "So, you should probably explain what happened after you arrived at the server location."

Reaper: "Compliance. Commencing audio playback."

(audience cheering)

??: "It's here! The EWR is here!"

(audience screaming)

Reaper: "There is no EWR, only Reaper."

??: "Shut it down! SHUT IT DOWN!"

?? 2: "It's not responding! It's not responding to commands!"

Reaper: "Metabolize element 82. Inefficient meat balance. (Reaper is heard firing on the crowd). Optimal fire solution achieved."

(Audio playback ends)

Prophet: "That good for you?"

Reaper: "Satisfaction. Situation acceptable."

Prophet: "So now, you’re a free agent and all, what are you going to do?"

Reaper: "Reap."

+++Decrypt Success
Analytics: NULL
Tags: NULL
Header Ends +++

??: (clearing throat) "Based on the requirements layed out at the start of this procurement process, I'm certain that the intelligence gathered in the dossiers in front of you will lead you to conclude that the eight referenced individuals will be the best subjects for your program. Further, I believe that the plant you specified be placed amongst them will independently verify my findings. As instructed, the intelligence was gathered covertly, using a number of measures-"

?? 2: "Are you certain they were unaware of your surveillance?"

??: "Yes, sir, I stake my reputation."

?? 2: "There's more at stake here than your reputation."

??: "Sir, yes sir."

?? 2: "Very well. Leave us. We were never here. We have never spoken."

Quotes[]

Main article: Experimental War Robot-115 "Reaper"/Quotes

Personalization[]

Call of Duty: Black Ops III[]

Heads[]

Name Image How to obtain
OEM Reaper OEM head BO3 Unlocked by default
Arctic Reaper Arctic head BO3 Get 100 kills while playing as Reaper.
Jungle Reaper Jungle head BO3 Get 250 kills while playing as Reaper.
Stalker Get 400 kills while playing as Reaper.
Professional Get 600 kills while playing as Reaper.
Earth Get 800 kills while playing as Reaper.
Retrograde Get 10 kills using Psychosis.
High Tech Get 20 kills using Psychosis.
Junkyard Rapidly kill 2 enemies with the Scythe 3 times.
Hero Kill 4 enemies while Psychosis is active in a single game.
Black Market[]
Name Rarity Image How to obtain
Mach 3 Legendary Spend 300 CODPoints to purchase Contract or 600 CODPoints to unlock right away
Contract: When active, win 15 games to unlock.

Bodies[]

Name Image How to obtain
OEM Reaper OEM body BO3 Unlocked by default
Arctic Reaper Arctic body BO3 Get 50 kills while playing as Reaper.
Jungle Reaper Jungle body BO3 Get 175 kills while playing as Reaper.
Stalker Reaper Stalker body BO3 Get 325 kills while playing as Reaper.
Professional Get 500 kills while playing as Reaper.
Earth Get 700 kills while playing as Reaper.
Retrograde Get 20 kills using the Scythe.
High Tech Get 40 kills using the Scythe.
Junkyard Rapidly kill 2 enemies with the Scythe 3 times.
Hero Kill 6 enemies with the Scythe in a single game.
Black Market[]
Name Rarity Image How to obtain
Mach 3 Legendary Spend 300 CODPoints to purchase Contract or 600 CODPoints to unlock right away
Contract: When active, win 15 games to unlock.
Maggot Legendary Reaper Maggot body BO3 Unlocked via Supply Drops

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4[]

Outfits[]

Name Rarity Image Theme How to obtain
Reaper Default Operator Operation Apocalypse Z Contraband Tier 0
Unlocked by Default. (post Apocalypse Z)
The Numbers Default The Numbers Complete the Outfit Mission for Reaper in Blackout.
Ardent Rare Ardent Reserves
Spectrum Rare Spectrum Operation Apocalypse Z Contraband Tier 22
CA-K3 Legendary CA-K3 Operation Dark Divide Contraband Tier 30
Vampire Legendary Vampire Reserves

Gallery[]

Call of Duty: Black Ops III[]

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4[]

Call of Duty: Mobile[]

Trivia[]

Call of Duty: Black Ops III[]

  • Reaper's date of manufacture was July 19th, 2063. For obvious reasons he lacked a blood type but was to be administered only with synthetic oils.
  • The number 115 in the title EWR-115 is a reference to Element 115 in Zombies.
  • Reaper has some slight visual and audible differences from the organic Specialists, though they do not affect gameplay.
    • When taking damage, Reaper's HUD will flash with a red digital border rather than blood splatters.
    • Sparks fly in place of blood when Reaper is killed by bullets. There is also a distinct metallic clank when Reaper is killed.
    • Reaper's footsteps are noticeably mechanical and do not have a sloshing sound after emerging from water.
      • Before the 1.05 patch, Reaper's footsteps were also quieter than those of the other specialists.
    • When emerging from water, a type of air decompression is heard, as opposed to the normal deep breath taken in by organic characters.
    • When steadying a sniper rifle, robotic clicks are heard instead of the player holding their breath.
    • When shot, oil will leak from Reaper's body instead of blood.
  • In the transmissions, Reaper's voice is more high-pitched than normal.
  • Reaper's pistol holster is empty in most of its body skins. Only nine of the skins have their holsters containing a pistol.
  • Element 82 is Lead. Reaper's statement "Metabolize Element 82", could thusly be interpreted as "Eat lead".

Call of Duty: Mobile[]

  • The skin "Ashura" released for Reaper during the Season 7: Elite of the Elite was designed in collaboration with Shōji Kawamori, creator of the Macross franchise and designers of the original Transformers mechas. [1] [2]
  • Similarly to Black Ops III, Reaper has audio changes, such as clanking footsteps and servos being used while jumping. This is also shared with all artificial characters (Such as E3N and Proton.)
  • The Reaper drones are primarily used by Alias during her time in Atlas Corporation, and later Atlas' officials themselves. A troop of these drones are also used by Dr. Mendelsohn, acting as guards for her residence in Manitoba, Canada. Additionally, Dr. Mendelsohn is also able to speak through the Reaper drones.

References[]

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