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Domand

Why did Edgar Ross wait to do what he did

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Domand

Okay so if you played to the end of the game, but SPOILER ALERT if you haven't........

 

 

 

 

 

Why did Edgar Ross wait to have John Marston killed? I think some people say that he actually decided to have John killed after Dutch died and thats why it took awhile before the assault on the farm, but I tend to believe that Ross actually planned to have John killed from the start. He wanted him to die for his crimes just like the rest of gang did. No matter how much he intended to redeem himself. Ross just used John Marston to get most of the work done for him, and then Ross would finish Marston off. If this is the case, I always wondered why he would wait a little while to kill John. Why not just kill him right after Dutch died but instead send him home to his family just to kill him later? If he could pull off an army assault on John's farm along with the other things he did Im sure he could get away with killing John right after the assault on Dutch's hideout. I just always was curious what made him wait a few days or such before eliminating John. Clearly the logic answer is Rockstar wanted us to get our guard down and surprise us along with introduce Jack who we would play as after the game ended. But whats your guy's thoughts for an answer story wise and in the game world on why he waited??

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Darealbandicoot

Maybe he needed clearance to do so? Plus he needed the army to take out ONE MAN. Ross could have let him go but he wanted a few extra meddles I suppose. But then again this is the same man who kidnapped John's wife and kid and threatened to kill them. Why John didn't kill Ross and his buddy to tie up loose ends so they don't f*ck with him again  after he told him his family is back home safe ESPECIALLY after saying Abigail died in a prison riot is beyond me as these men held his family HOSTAGE. It could have EASILY been pinned on Dutch. Nobody else except those three was at the scene. 

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thc_404
On 6/2/2018 at 2:45 AM, Darealbandicoot said:

Maybe he needed clearance to do so? Plus he needed the army to take out ONE MAN. Ross could have let him go but he wanted a few extra meddles I suppose. But then again this is the same man who kidnapped John's wife and kid and threatened to kill them. Why John didn't kill Ross and his buddy to tie up loose ends so they don't f*ck with him again  after he told him his family is back home safe ESPECIALLY after saying Abigail died in a prison riot is beyond me as these men held his family HOSTAGE. It could have EASILY been pinned on Dutch. Nobody else except those three was at the scene. 

if John had killed both or either one wouldn't the government just send others to investigate/arrest/put down John? I mean... There was no stopping progress, and killing two officers of the law would probably be a big deal by then. 😛

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Lamar davis niggaaa

I think he just wanted to give him a few happy days

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assassin1510

Tactical decision. 

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crazedZ10

I'd like to think that the BOI were debating weather or not it was worth it

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Kjelleriksen

Honestly it was probably to show John the life he would now be missing out on for good, his final twist of the knife. It was an act of cruelty in my opinion.

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Lemoyne outlaw
On 1/24/2020 at 6:11 PM, Kjelleriksen said:

Honestly it was probably to show John the life he would now be missing out on for good, his final twist of the knife. It was an act of cruelty in my opinion.

that is a good theory. and if thats true then that was a terrible thing he did. and its an even better feeling when you kill ross. its so sad that john finally got to have his family back and start to live a normal and better life. and ross just steals it away from john. i really wish john just killed them both after dutch died. and then stole their automobile lol. but like someone said above he could have killed them both and pin it on one of dutchs gang members did it. if only.

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Gtaman_92

I honestly think he didn’t intend to kill John at first but then after Dutch died he decided that it would be best to have him dead too so that he can get full credit for taking out Dutch’s remaining gang.

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