Sergeant Cole Wright is main protagonist in Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War. Wright makes his debut in the first mission, Make Haste, Not War, up until his death in the Chapter 8 mission, Endgame. Afterward, he is suceeded by Lawrence Dailey.
Cole Wright is a young and handsome American man. He has deep-set, hazel eyes, and dark brown hair that is clipped short—this style was very prominent in WW2, as one of the reasons for the induction haircut was to reduce the chances of disease among closely quartered recruits from different geographical areas. Wright has 2 noticeable scars on his face—one above his lip, and one on his forehead. He has a light, faded stubble on a chiseled jaw, and is usually seen scowling, or frowning. He has a tall, slender build, and is almost always seen wearing his army uniform. On his uniform, you can see his Sergeant patch. His right arm is almost bandaged up, though there is no explanation for why.
As a born, brave and beloved leader, Cole is extremely loyal to his team. Wright lives for the army, and is a smart, headstrong, and skilled tactician. He has extensive knowledge of the area within his team’s outreach, and as such must remain stern and smart if he wants to make it out of the war alive. He is also a trained and skilled marksman, having been seen operating a multitude of firearms with deadly effect. His skill set, leadership abilities and loyalty acquires him respect from both his team and enemies. His brothers are all completely loyal to him, trusting him without a doubt.
Despite his stern attitude, there are times where he shows a softer side, namely with his love interest, Rachelle “L’Hirondelle” Dubois, a French resistance leader, and through his letters. Towards the end of the War, as of Make Haste, Not War, Cole begins to write, wanting to recount what exactly he’s lived and survived through. Although he doesn't express it, he is afraid of death, fearful that it will take him before the war is over, and he is finally free.
During the Events of WW2
Chapter 1: Cruelly, Normandy, France
Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War, just like the previous games, is set during World War II, this time in Normandy, 1944. The game begins with the protagonist, Sergeant Cole Wright, starting a diary of what he experienced in the war. His squad was tasked to assault a forest village located in France, to obtain enemy documents from an occupied manor. While they were able to find the files, one of Wright's brothers, Jacob Hall, was killed by an enemy sniper while escaping the area. Later in the game, Jacob is unusable and his icon shows that he is KIA.
Chapter 2: Audrieu, Normandy, France
A month following the events of Jacob's death, Wright was sent on a rescue mission, to find Rachelle Dubois, known as "L'Hirondelle", a French Resistance fighter, from enemy forces. With assistance of his squad, Wright was able to rescue Rachelle and her team. During their time together, the two fell in love with each other.
Chapter 3: Monte Cassino, Italy
Wright then recalls being a part of the assault on Monte Cassino, Italy, back in January. His team was sent in to recover what's left of the failed initial strike team, and complete the mission themselves. In addition, they were tasked to find and eliminate General Karl Herst, the leader of the forces in the area. During the mission, Cole had rescued Cain Lawrence, a member of the original team, but failed to save the others. As the attack went on, Wright had spotted Herst, and tried to pursue, but failed to take out the General. After the rescue of "L'Hirondelle", Wright's squad was ordered to stop an enemy convoy of reinforcements from reaching Falaise, France. Cole's squad disrupts their communications, and diverted the enemy convoy to an ambush point. Wright and his squad was successful in their attack, stopping the convoy from reaching the city.
Chapter 4: Falaise, France
A few days earlier, Sergeant Wright's squad ordered to infiltrate a Gestapo building in Paris to find information on POW camps for future rescue missions. However, the squad did not find anything, and were forced to retreat from enemy reinforcements. The mission was not a total loss, as they had located and captured General Alder, in order to get the information. Months later, Major Bastion, Wright's Commanding Officer, had told him that Sam Foster, a fellow soldier that rescued him from captivity in 1942, was actually a mole. At first, Wright struggles with the order, because when he was ambushed, it was Foster who had rescued Cole. His squad was sent to Belgium, and tracked him down. After seeing what he had become, Cole eventually killed Foster, and did not feel any regret for killing him, despite their past.
Chapter 7: Trier, Germany
In February, 1945, months after, Sergeant Wright was sent to Trier, Germany to stop a German "Vengeance-Weapon" Program, from inflicting civilian casualties. His squad assaulted the facility, and successfully destroyed the weapons, preventing them from being used.
Chapter 8: Aalborg, Denmark
The following month, Bastion had finally tracked down General Herst, the same general that eluded Wright in Monte Cassino. Herst was found heading for Aalborg, Denmark, to a German outpost and bunker. However, Wright and his squad was able to ambush his convoy. Herst however fled to the bunker, but bombers had bombarded it, causing it to fall apart. Wright, not wanting him to escape again, chases in after him. Cole had shot Karl Herst, as he tried to escape the exploding bunker. Outside the bunker, Wright kills the General. However, during his chase, Wright had also sustained wounds, and dies shortly after.
- Some fans speculate that Cole might still be alive, despite the events of Endgame
- Like his love interest, Rachelle, he values success over his own safety:
- He goes after General Karl Herst many times, alone
- He suffered a gunshot wound in Endgame, and hides it from his brothers. Despite knowing he wasn't healthy enough to do it, Cole goes after Herst again. After finishing him off, Cole succumbs to his injuries, and dies near Herst himself, wasting away in a strong blizzard