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Colonel Matthew Garret is a major character, a mission giver and the main antagonist of the second half of Days Gone, as well as the main antagonist of the entire game.

A former U.S. military leader, Garret founded the Deschutes County Militia during the apocalypse to eradicate the Freakers. However, his fanatical religious views gradually warped his mind, resulting in him becoming dangerously unstable.


Sometime late into the Freaker outbreak, Colonel Garret founded the Deschutes County Militia and began quickly recruiting survivors into his army, leading them in attacking government and NERO facilities, capturing supplies and weapons, and destroying bridges and highways to prevent the Freaker hordes from advancing. Garret led his militia to the Crater Lake region where he set up Wizard Island as his base of operations.

Believing that he and his militia are humanity's only hope for survival, Colonel Garret had been seeking to recruit more survivors, assigning scientists and engineers developing anti-Freaker weapons, and sending field teams to gather any crucial data and knowledge to be stored in the caves of Wizard Island, which he dubbed as "the ark," a repository for all of human civilization's knowledge.


  • His character is very close to Major Henry West from 28 Days Later.
  • Despite being referred to as a colonel, Garret has four stars on his shirt, which signifies the rank of general.
    • Additionally, the insignia on his cap does not correspond to any US military rank insignia. It most resembles that of a colonel, but differs in Garret's insignia having two stars in place of the eagle's talons while the US military colonel insignia is an eagle clutching an olive branch in its right talon and a bundle of arrows in its left.
  • Despite being well read in the Bible, he has a habit of miss noting where the quote he is using came from, causing Deacon to correct him on the passage.


Characters in Days Gone
Major characters Boozer | Deacon St. John | Sarah Whitaker
Copeland's Camp survivors Mark Copeland | Damon | Gopher | Jezzy | Manny Mendez | Randall
Hot Springs survivors Rose Allen | Bowman | Cyrus | Maria Hewitt | Larsen | Terry Mercer | Zanny Norman | Phillips | Ada Tucker | Alkai Turner
Lost Lake survivors Blair | Abigail Butler | Gabbi Butler | Campbell | Evans | Lindsey Fuller | Jeremy Givens | Joe Haslin | Dan Lane | Mitch | Rikki Patil | Reed | Buzz Simon | Skizzo | Torres | Addison Walker | "Iron" Mike Wilcox
Deschutes County Militia Mitch Allen | Ava Bergstrom | Jacob D'Angelo | Flores | Melinda Foster | Matthew Garret | Gomez | Hawkins | Rumi Ikeda | Arturo Jiminez | Derrick Kouri | Lucas Monroe | Rick Mullins | Justine Norwood | Ethan Ross | Glen Russell | Ella Salazar | Wade Taylor | Scott Thompson | Caleb Tomlinson | Vasquez | James Weaver
N.E.R.O. personnel Anderson | Black | Booth | Cooper | Crawford | Esposito | Fernandez | Franklin | G. Hernandez | Jenn | Michael J. Kapersky | Lane | James O'Brian | Owens | H.S. Patterson | Perkins | Eddy Reyes | Robinson | Russo | Shaw | Simpson | Martine Sinclair | Stewart
Bounty targets Crystal Adkins | Lee Anderson | Joshua Harper | Limbo | Erik Lynch | Richard Marsdon | Shane "Red" Riley | Roach | Two Dog | Ned Walker | Wheeler
Other characters Alvarez | Eddy Apuna | J.R. Black | Christy Copeland | David Gorman | Joany Gray | Jack | Lisa Jackson | Jersey Jim | Karie Kouri | Leon | Joseph Miller | Margaret Alice Miller | James Moore | Harlan Nelson | Krishna Patil | Tommy Strickland | Jessup Teller | Henry Tucker | Joseph Walker | Emma Whitaker | Jessie Williamson