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The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops.

"Please tell Mason one last thing. This time it's freedom for both of us."
— Trent in an email to Jason Hudson.

John Trent is a character in Call of Duty: Black Ops, mentioned in the data servers. He writes a single letter to John F. Kennedy, the day before he was assassinated, telling him that "Victory cannot be achieved without sacrifice." He also writes letters to several other characters, including Jason Hudson.

Trent's Messages[]

The messages are chronologically sorted,

From: Trent, John
To: Hudson, Jason
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 19, 1963
Subject: Everything You Know is Wrong
You don't know me, but I know Alex Mason. You will learn to trust me. Everything changes on Friday.


From: Trent, John
To: J. Kennedy
Date/Time: Thursday, November 21, 1963
Subject: You have one day left
Victory cannot be achieved without sacrifice.


From: Trent, John
To: Hudson, Jason
Date/Time: Thursday, November 21, 1963
Subject: Now You Understand
It was by the hand of Nikita Dragovich. This is just the beginning. They are everywhere.


Start at Vorkuta. Two escaped the breakout. You know one of them. The other one just died.


From: Trent, John
To: Hudson, Jason
Date/Time: Monday, November 25, 1963
Subject: A Single Step
Echelon 5 21 0 8 18 15 14 7 21 16 23 9 14 23 0 6 18 4


Her name is Evelyn Cross. The photo is for your eyes only. This will be my last letter for quite some time. When the time comes, you will know what to do.


The number sequence decodes to: "Oswald Compromised".

From: Trent, John
To: Hudson, Jason
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 27, 1968
Subject: You Have Done Well
Please tell Mason one last thing. This time it's freedom for both of us.


Trivia[]

  • The subject "Everything you know is wrong" is a reference to the world premier monologue: "A lie is a lie. Just because they write it down and call it history doesn't make it the truth. We live in a world where seeing is not believing, where only a few know what really happened. We live in a world where everything you know is wrong."
  • If the player decodes the phonetic alphabet code names (X-ray, Sierra etc.) into their first letters, and changing the serial numbers into letters (A-1, B-2) in the beginning of each level, and removing all the Xs, the player will get this message, "Reznov is dead. Or is he dead? There was no body. Is he who he says he is".
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