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Brian Elwin Haner, Jr. (better known by his stage name Synyster Gates) is a character that appears Call of Duty: Black Ops II. he is the lead gutarist of Avenged Sevenfold. He appears in the non-canon concert at the end of the campaign.
He, along with M. Shadows confronts Raul Menendez and Frank Woods backstage before the concert. Gates hits Menendez in the head and then tells him that he shouldn't make any mistakes during the concert. After a short talk, Gates hits him in the head a second time before going onstage. Then they proceed to play the song Carry On.
- In Raul Menendez's death video, entitled "06-20-25 A Newer World", one of the comments, written by a user named DANTE-A7X, reads "Something Synyster bout to go down..." The comment still continues after the ellipsis but it was not shown. It has 136 thumbs-up ratings.