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Sam

Sam, the man who delivers

I make deliveries. That's all.
– Sam

Sam, also referred to as Sam Bridges or Sam Porter Bridges, is the main protagonist and a deliveryman in Death Stranding. He works for a company lead by the "Commander of the Organization".[1]

Story Edit

According to the official synopsis of Death Stranding:

Besieged by death's tide at every turn, Sam Bridges must brave a world utterly transformed by the Death Stranding. Carrying the stranded remnants of the future in his hands, Sam embarks on a journey to reunite the shattered world one step at a time.

During a field operation, Sam and two Corpse Disposal Team 6 operatives find themselves surrounded by mysterious entities after one of the CDT 6 operatives is trapped underneath a turned vehicle. When the two operatives are overcome by mysterious entities, Sam is caught in an explosion triggered by a larger entity absorbing one of the CDT 6 operatives.

At some point, Sam is offered a job working for the unidentified Fragile Express woman. He is again encountered by her just as mysterious entities begin manifesting near him. After the entities leave, Sam and the woman watch as five floating figures survey from the sky momentarily until they disappear. Afterwards, she warns Sam to be mindful of the mysterious entities' return and remarks that timefall cannot wash everything away – the ever-clinging past in particular – before departing.

Abilities Edit

Sam possesses an unknown aspect called DOOMs, similar to the unidentified Fragile Express woman. His extinction factor, however, is noted to be lower than the unidentified Fragile Express woman's.[2]

Though he cannot see them, Sam is able to sense mysterious entities.[2]

Sam is said to be affected by timefall differently than most other lifeforms.[3]

Behind the scenes Edit

Sam's likeness, English voice, and motion capture were provided by Norman Reedus, while Kenjiro Tsuda voices him in Japanese.[1]

During a podcast with Dan Fogle, Reedus revealed that Sam "has got this phobia of being touched, and as you play the game the phobia leaves you".[4]

Notes Edit

  • Sam's havok suit in the TGA 2017 teaser trailer has the numbers "0914-137" printed on the front of it. Congruent to this collection of numbers is Psalm 137:9, which is 14 words in length: "Happy is the one who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks."
  • Sam shares Norman Reedus' demon tattoo on his right inner bicep, and "Big Bald Gallery" tattoo on the back of his right hand.
  • The Mysterious Soldier is said to be an antagonistic, rival figure to Sam.[5]

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