- "Weaver was Russian... but he was alright."
- — Alex Mason
Special Agent Grigori Weaver (Russian: Григорий Уивер) was one of the secondary character and a non-playable character in Call of Duty: Black Ops. He is a member of the CIA Special Activities Division and part of the squad in the mission "WMD". The callsign for his squad during "WMD" is Kilo One.
He also appears in the mission "Numbers" alongside Jason Hudson as one of the two who interrogate Dr. Daniel Clarke. He loses his left eye during "Executive Order" after Lev Kravchenko gouges it out with a knife, and wears an eyepatch throughout the remainder of the campaign. Later, it is revealed that he and Hudson are the ones who were interrogating Alex Mason.
Weaver returns in the Zombies mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War as the commanding officer of Requiem. On July 27th, 2021, during Season Four of Black Ops Cold War, Weaver was released as a playable NATO operator for both Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty: Warzone.
- 1 Biography
- 1.1 Campaign
- 1.2 Dark Aether Story
- 2 Personalization
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Trivia
- 5 References
According to Weaver's CIA dossier, he was born in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on November 10, 1936. His father was a local political figure who was killed during Stalin's Great Purge and his mother defected with her children to the U.S. during World War II.
In 1954, Weaver enlisted in the United States Army, where he excelled in Ranger school before being recruited into the CIA for his Russian language.
- Joseph Bowman: "What happened to Weaver?"
- Frank Woods: "He's been compromised!"
- — Bowman and Woods, during "Executive Order"
Weaver was assigned to infiltrate Dragovich's launch facility and disable the rocket that is set to launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the USSR. However, before he could do that he was compromised and captured by Dragovich's second in command, Kravchenko. Later Woods and Mason spotted him via a pair of binoculars. He was tied to a chair and interrogated near a Mi-8. Kravchenko then called Woods on the radio and told them that he would be spared only if they surrendered.
When Mason and Woods do not comply, Kravchenko buries a knife into Weaver's eye and moves him into a nearby building where he was eventually rescued by Mason. After the Baikonur mission, Weaver develops a bond with Woods and Mason for saving his life. However, Mason's deteriorating mental condition has caused rift in the friendship, from worry to mistrust, and by February 1968, Weaver was convinced that Mason is burnt during the latter's days in Vorkuta, and advises Hudson to deal with Mason with "two in the chest, one in the head," thus deeming him unfit to continue any further operations.
Interrogation of Clarke
- "We can do this all day! We got plenty of windows!"
- — Weaver while torturing Clarke
After Mason and the SOG unit recovered a file from the Soviet Defector that had intel on Dragovich, they discovered a man named Daniel Clarke had helped create Nova 6. Weaver and Hudson were sent to Kowloon to interrogate him. Afterwards he reveals that he was working on Nova 6 for Dragovich, and that a Nazi scientist named Steiner was also involved pertaining to the experiment. The group was then forced to flee across Kowloon after an attack by Soviet Spetsnaz infantry.
Shortly before reaching exfil, a slippery roof causes Clarke to fall and hang from Hudson's arm. Before he can reveal important information about Nova 6, Clarke is shot through the head. Weaver and Hudson continue on and are eventually rescued by other CIA agents. They immediately head to the Soviet Union to retrieve Steiner.
- "We're clear. Hudson, shut down the relay dish."
- — Weaver to Hudson
Weaver, Hudson, Brooks, and Harris travel to the Yamantau Complex, taking on waves of Soviet troops in the blizzard with support from a Blackbird piloted by Captain Mosely and Major Neitsch using elements of stealth to keep themselves hidden.
Harris falls to his death when the bridge he is standing on is crippled by an RPG, forcing Weaver, Hudson, and Brooks to parachute from the cliff to escape the resulting avalanche. Failing to locate Steiner, they discover the location of Dragovich's targets. Steiner contacts the CIA and reveals his location at Rebirth Island, and that only he could translate the number codes.
Death of Steiner
- "We have to stop him NOW!!!"
- — Weaver witnessing Mason execute Steiner.
It is revealed that Mason, who they thought died in Vietnam, was alive and had set out with Reznov to kill Steiner. Weaver, Hudson and the CIA reach Rebirth Island, fighting through waves of Spetsnaz through clouds of weaponized Nova 6. Upon reaching the base, they see Mason attacking Steiner on the other side of a bullet-proof window.
A delusional Mason proclaims that he himself is Viktor Reznov and that he will have his revenge. Once through the glass, Mason shoots both Steiner and Weaver, but Hudson knocks him out. Weaver suggests that they find Reznov but Hudson says they won't because he was never there. Upon the revelation that Reznov was never on the island, it is accepted that Mason is the only link to finding the broadcast station. He is then taken into custody and interrogated by the CIA.
- "You want to die with him? Your choice!"
- — Weaver as an interrogator.
Following Steiner's death, Weaver and Hudson interrogate Mason for the location of the numbers station. When he tells them he doesn't know what they're talking about, they put him through the major events in his life from Bay of Pigs in 1961 to the present day.
However, Hudson does most of the interrogating, getting few answers out of Mason, who rants on about Dragovich, Kravchenko, Steiner, and his delusions concerning Reznov. Later Weaver gives up and tells Hudson they're at DEFCON 2 and need to get to the bunker. Hudson chooses to stay in a last ditch effort to jog Mason's memory. Weaver tells Hudson it's his choice if he wants to die with him and walks out.
Death of Dragovich
- "Mason, It is over. We won..."
- — Weaver, congratulating Mason.
However, Hudson does jog Mason's memory and finds out that Castro gave Dragovich a ship called the Rusalka which was the numbers station. They clear out the ship but find out the broadcast station is really underneath it in a supply station. Hudson calls in the airstrike but Mason insists they go after Dragovich. Once Hudson agrees he tells Weaver to take the rest of the squad out.
After the attack on the Rusalka and Dragovich's death, Weaver declares victory, to which Mason responds, "For now..."
According to unlocked intel, Mason never fully recovered from being brainwashed and still hears Reznov. This made him a person of interest to the CIA. The CIA then decided he was a threat to national security. Weaver and Hudson also became people of interest due to their association with Mason. Mason, Hudson and Weaver later escaped to South Africa.
On October 18, 1978, The CIA formed a joint task force with MI-6 in order to find and kill Mason, Hudson and Weaver in what they dubbed Operation Charybdis. The kill order, however, was eventually rescinded, and the trio were spared, as they continue to work with the CIA.
Dark Aether Story
Meeting Samantha Maxis
In 1979, Weaver was deployed to Iran during the Iranian Revolution, where he first met BND agent Samantha Maxis after suffering from serious wounds. During this mission, Weaver accidentally caused the death of a young boy, who he thought was supposed to be with his mother; instead the boy was inside a house which he burnt down. Later, despite not being part of the mission, Weaver helped to extract Maxis out of the country, and the two began to form a strong bond.
- "Veteran covert agent Grigori Weaver returns to action as the Special Commander of Requiem – a CIA strike team tasked with combating zombie outbreaks around the globe."
- — Weaver's biography in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
In 1983, Weaver was soon contacted once again by Maxis, who sent a video tape regarding a zombie outbreak at the abandoned "Projekt Endstation" facility in Poland. In response, a secret task force named Requiem was created to deal with undead activities around the world. Weaver is assigned as the task force's Field Ops Director, as he oversees his own strike team, while working with other department heads: Major Mackenzie Carver, head of Containment and Security; Doctor Elizabeth Grey, head of Unnatural Sciences; and Doctor Oskar Strauss, head of Energy Research. He soon after led Requiem's global anomalous outbreak response while also sending his strike team into the Projekt Endstation facility to investigate what happened when the Omega Group entered the facility. With his guidance and some outside help, Requiem was able to close the rift opened at the Projekt Endstation facility, resulting in the destruction of the entire facility altogether.
On June 15th, 1984, Weaver would command a strike team sent to Omega Outpost 25, with the goal of rescuing Samantha Maxis. He would assist the strike team in both rescuing Maxis, as well as defeating an Elder God before the strike team was able to exfiltrate.
Sometime after Requiem's mission at Vietnam, Weaver would lead Operation Threshold in the Ural Mountains, sending a strike team to complete various objectives that would help Requiem gain a technological advantage over the Omega Group. During this time, Weaver also takes time to visit Maxis, who is kept under isolation due to her time spent in the Dark Aether dimension. Feeling that she needs a companion, Weaver decided to acquire a female Rottweiler to keep her company.
Following the strike team's secret mission to avert Operatsiya Inversiya in November 1984, Weaver confronted Maxis for keeping secrets from him and involving Dr. Grey in her plan. Later, Weaver alongside two other agents would apprehend Maxis in her room and take her away for "additional testing" under the Director's order.
Some times later, Sergei Ravenov contacts Weaver through Maxis' secret radio channel, requesting Requiem's help in extracting the "Omega Eight", a group of Omega scientists who wish to defect following the failure of Operatsiya Inversiya. Despite being angry at his and Maxis' actions and secrecy, he agrees to help carry out the operation. However, the mission turned out a total failure, as it was a trap set up by Kravchenko and Dr. Hugo Jager to eliminate the defectors and capture the strike team.
Some times later, news breaks of an outbreak occurring in East Berlin. Weaver, however, was disallowed from taking action by the Director, who wishes to take matters into his own hands. However, he was able to help extract the strike team after they finish following Kravchenko's order, by asking Maxis to conjure a portal for the team to return to Requiem headquarters.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
- Until 1977, Weaver didn't know he still had a blood relative that survived the Great Purge. Unknown to him, Kristina, daughter of his sister Olga, is a GRU agent, and a double-agent who works for the CIA.
- According to Ryan Jackson's emails, Weaver approached Jackson shortly after X tipped him, to ask for his help to dig up what info can be found for Kristina; but Jackson's superior, Richard Kain, told Jackson to feed Weaver whatever "to get him off his back".
- Weaver has been misled by Mason's reports from Vietnam and even believed that Reznov was with Mason, stating at the end of Rebirth that they had to find Reznov.
- Obtainable intel states that Weaver is a gifted engineer.
- His Russian accent throughout the Black Ops series varies; in Black Ops, the most notable example being in "WMD" in which he states "RPG on the Ridge!" in a deep Russian accent; however, earlier on in the level, he states "Ready when you are" with an American accent.
- In Black Ops 4, Weaver has a light Russian accent for most of his dialogues in Blackout.
- In Black Ops Cold War, Weaver speaks with a full American accent. The playable Weaver operator, however, maintains a heavy Russian accent.
- In most trailers, Weaver can be seen without an eyepatch in WMD, which means he didn't have an eye-patch in early production.
- One of Weaver's nicknames is "Cyclops", a reference to his having only one eye as the mythical creature did.
- He shares a birthday with Bowman.
- In the mission "Old Wounds" in Black Ops II, when Woods stabs Kravchenko during the interrogation, he references Weaver by saying "You believe in an eye for an eye, huh?".
- Weaver's personal information in the Numbers and Redemption cutscenes detail that he was born in Portland, Oregon even though the intel says that he was born in Russia.
- The "Kremlin's Eye" operator skin for Weaver is based on his first appearance in Call of Duty: Black Ops, when he first encountered Lev Kravchenko and lost his eye.
- Weaver's blood type is A+.
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