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Biographical Information
Age(d) Late 40s to mid 50s
Status Deceased
Death Summer, 2033
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S
Cause of death Gunshot wound to the head by Tess
Occupation(s) Smuggler
Affiliation(s) Smugglers
Resides Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Weapon(s) used 9mm Pistol
Physical Description
Species Human
Gender Male
Race Caucasian
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian-American
Hair color Brown (graying)
Eye color Brown
Game Information
Appears in The Last of Us
Voiced by Robin Atkin Downes
Mo-capped by Robin Atkin Downes
The Fireflies! I owed the Fireflies!
— Robert's words when interrogated by Joel and Tess.

Robert is a character and the first major antagonist encountered in The Last of Us. He appears as an arms dealer who owed weapons to Joel and Tess but ended up selling them to the Fireflies. He is voiced and mo-capped by Robin Atkin Downes.[1]


Events of The Last of UsEdit

Robert is an arms dealer who was supposed to sell guns to Joel and Tess. Instead, he sold the guns to the Fireflies. In fear, he sent two men to kill Tess, but to no avail.

In retaliation, Tess and Joel decide to go after him. They manage to infiltrate Robert's warehouse in Area 5, where Robert had several men ready to protect him. Dealing with the hired protection, they finally catch up to him. Robert tries to fend them off with a 9mm pistol but soon runs out of bullets, forcing him to flee. Joel and Tess pursue and catch up to him. Robert attempts to flee once more but is knocked down. The duo questions him, but Robert is hesitant to explain himself. After being beaten and having his arm broken by Joel, Robert reveals that he sold the guns to the Fireflies. Desperate, he suggests they take the weapons by force. Tess comments on how stupid his idea is and executes him with a gunshot to the head.

As shown in the Boston Q.Z. Map, he used to live in Area 2 of the zone.


Robert was an extremely conceited, yet cowardly person. He attempts to have Tess killed after he refuses to give her the weapons she and Joel had paid for (which one can assume led to their anger against him). Even in defeat, Robert was quite arrogant, as shown when he refused to tell Tess what happened to their guns. Robert comes off as a coward as he tries several times to negotiate his way out of Joel and Tess' interrogation, even suggesting that the group take on the Fireflies head on (a completely absurd suggestion, considering how heavily armed and experienced the group is). 

He was also disliked by the other members of his gang, as he had not paid them in quite some time. Many of his men regret and dislike their jobs as his bodyguards, and insult him behind his back. It was also due to the fact that he had created counterfeit ration cards as payment. This is discussed between Tess and Joel when they are going to see him.



  • Despite his short screen-time, Robert is indirectly responsible for the events of game. He owed weapons to Joel and Tess, yet he gave the weapons to Marlene, who Joel and Tess had to work for in order to take back their weapons, thus leading to Joel and Ellie's long journey.

References Edit

  1. The Last of Us closing credits

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