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Red is the main character in the Angry Birds series of games created by Rovio Entertainment. He was introduced in 2009 as the icon of the original game and a core member of the original flock, as well as the leader. Red is usually the first bird introduced in the Angry Birds games, though there have been times where other characters are in his place. (especially in spinoffs) After his first appearance in Poached Eggs, he has become a prominent character for the series.

Personality

Red's Description in Angry Birds Birdsonality (modified):

Red's a natural leader: strong willed, outspoken, and decisive. Knowledgable and self-confident, he can intimidate other people who may mistake his confidence for aarogance.

Red is shown to be a very grumpy, short tempered bird. He is short to anger, often getting angry at others when they do not coordinate with him. This causes a seperation between him and other birds, even being isolated from all the other birds as shown in the Angry Birds Movie. At this stage, he was deep down very lonely but refused to associate with the other birds.

However, once the eggs are stolen, Red is raised up as the leader by the other birds, who had previously refused to believe him. Here, he proves his leadership qualities in his strong desire and passion to save the eggs.

Red is the leader of the flock, which mainly includes The BluesChuckBombMatilda, and Terence. (along with HalBubblesStella and Silver, who aren't as involved but still are part of the flock) While he doesn't have any abilities as the other birds do, he does have strong leadership skills that help in battle.

Red is a very loyal bird, and confides in his flock very much including Chuck and Bomb, his best friends/confidants. He is very strong willed and dedicated, allowing nothing to distract him from protecting the eggs.

Red's Involvement in Angry Birds

Angry Birds

Red made his first debut in the original Angry Birds game as the main character and icon. He is first introduced in Theme 1-1 as the very first bird to the players. From then on, the following levels are mostly based off of teaching the player how to play the game/use Red, and from then on he appears oftenly as a playable character.

After his first appearance in Poached Eggs, Red appears in all of the themes excluding The Big Setup, which was entirely based off of Hal and Terence. He also appears in all of the cutscenes for the game.

Ever since the game first exploded and became very popular, Red has become a very noticable and iconic character.

Gameplay

Despite being the main character, Red for the most part does not have any actual abilities. When the screen is tapped Red will only emit his "battle cry", and nothing else. While he is useful in the first couple of levels, as the player unlocks more characters he/she will realize that Red is not very strong nor needed in some situations. 

Red can only damage 1 or 2 blocks of glass, around 1 solid block of wood, and will not affect stone for the most part. (the player will actually have to shoot 4-5 red birds to destroy a single block of stone) He can effectively pop pigs, but that is a feature that all the birds have. (excluding Stella, who still can pop pigs, but not as effectively)

In the Red's Mighty Feathers theme, Red was given an ability similar to Lazer Bird, which is to fly off to wherever the player taps. This ability makes Red much more useful as he can reach any location on the level map, which is something that none of the birds can do at will. He is also slightly stronger, mostly due to his increased speed when his ability is activated.

This ability is exclusive to the levels in the theme and the Golden Eggs associated with the theme, but the game once offered an in-app purchase to active Red's ability permenantly for all levels, where the profits contributed to the RED organization.

Angry Birds Seasons

Red appears with the rest of the birds in the game, and is once again generally the main character of the game, along with being the icon. He first appears in Trick or Treat as the first character introduced, and afterwards appears in all of the following themes as a main character.

Unlike other Angry Birds games, the characters' designs for Seasons hasn't changed so Red maintains his classic appearance.

Red, like all of the other characters, has unlockable costumes.

He oftenly appears in promotions and cover arts for the themes, but will sometimes not appear and in place will be other birds. (for example, Red did not appear in the Ham Dunk cover, while Bubbles, Bomb, and The Blues did)

In the golden egg for Go Green, Get Lucky, Red wears a leprechaun hat that is actually attached to his head. This is the first time that any bird wears a costume in the Angry Birds universe in-game.

There was also a female counterpart of Red named Female Red Bird, and she was only used as a promotion for Hogs and Kisses, and was Red's romantic interest throughout the theme. She was non-canon, and was not playable in the game. However, she became extremely popular with fans, and her own merchandise began to spread, including her own plush toy. She appears in the final cutscene for the theme, but makes no other appearances afterwards.

Gameplay

Red does not have any special abilities just as in the first game, and has the same launch sounds and battle cries. No changes are made to his size, speed, or strength.

The Homing Bird powerup is Red wearing a radar helmet, where he will fly straight towards the first pig he detects.

Angry Birds Rio

Red, Jay, Jake, Jim, and Chuck are all kidnapped by the smugglers and sent to Rio, where they are encaged in a room with all of the other birds. Because of their strength and rage, they break free of the cage, beginning the Rio game's storyline.

Red is once again the icon for the game, and the first character to be introduced. After his first appearance in Smuggler's Den, he is a playable character in all of the themes that follow.

Once they defeat Nigel they manage to fly all the way back to Piggy Island, just in time to once again save the eggs from the pigs.

Red then travels back to Rio with his flock to visit his friends, Blu and Jewel. This starts the Rio 2 segment.

In this segment Red, along with all of the other characters, recieves a change in design. He bears his Toons animation style, with much thicker eyebrows, better shading and different outlines.

Gameplay

Red once again bears no abilities, just like the previous two games. However, he, just like Matilda, recieves a noticable increase in strength. He can destroy blocks much more effectively, making him a much more useful character to have. This was very pleasing to fans, as they complained that he was much to weak.

During boss battles, Red can be used to activate TNT or knock down easy structures onto the boss. However, if the player gets rid of all the surrounding blocks and debris then Red isn't a very effective character, but can bring somewhat decent damage to the enemy.

Trivia

  • Two versions of Red wearing aviation-related head gear were created for the Angry Birds Asian Challenge completion.
  • An officially licensed t-shirt entitled “Nerdy Birdy” showed Red with glasses and a bow tie. The image was so popular that a plush version was created. It should be noted that the Nerdy Birdy is not a new character, just Red wearing a bow tie and eye glasses.
  • Red is the 7th bird known to play an instrument. He is seen in the Angry Birds Pop map playing a guitar and playing an accordion in Last Tree Standing. The other birds known to play an instrument are Hal, Willow, Poppy, Dahlia, Luca , Bomb and Matilda, in that order.
  • Red and Silver are the only birds to be named after a color.

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