In Deadliest Warrior, the warriors interact or fight with many types of minor warriors or other characters.
Ho Chi MinhEdit
In Waffen SS/Viet Cong, Ho Chi Minh was mentioned as the leader of the Viet Cong. Ho Chi Minh was the founder and first president of Democratic Republic of Vietnam after leading a sucessful rebelion against the French, who controlled Vietnam until facing the First Indochina War after WW2. Although controversial in the west, Ho Chi Minh is honored by the Vietnamese for his role in the First and Second Indochina Wars. Even though he died durring the Vietnam War, the former capital city of South Vietnam (Saigon) was renaimed Ho Chi Minh City to honor the Communist Leader of the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong. The series of trails used by the Viet Cong durring the war was called the Ho Chi Minh Trails.
In the CIA/KGB episode, Castro makes a cameo as the inspiration for the Exploding Cigar. He was famous as an enemy of the United States, allying himself with enemies of the USA including Saddam Hussein and communist nations.
In the SWAT/GSG9 episode, Charles Whitman was shown as the inspiration for the formation of SWAT. On Aug. 1, 1966, he murdered his wife and mother, then killed 14 civilians and shot many more at his school Texas University before being shot to death by police. SWAT was created for situations similar to this where police would be outgunned or unprepared to fight a terrorist or criminal.
Pablo Escobar was the leader of the Medellin Cartel and was the most successful criminal in history in terms of money and murder. In Somali Pirates/Medellin Cartel episode, Pablo Escobar is shown ordering a Colombian Necktie on a ratting cartel member. He also appered in the final battle. When a cocaine trade is interupted by pirates, Pablo is fatally shot by an AK-47. He is knocked out by the shot but quickly wakes up. Being too weak to run away, Pablo uses the Car Bomb on the last two pirates. The driver is killed and Abdullah is injured and survived, but Pablo dies from the blast too.
In the Jesse James/Al Capone episode, Frank James is shown with his brother Jesse as the founders of the Jesse-Younger Gang. Frank was one of the longest active members of the gang, staying and surviving after Jesse's assassination. Surprisingly, Frank saw little jail time after the Gang disbanded and he retired, spending the rest of his life as a normal citizen. In the fight, Frank hides in an office room and backstabs a wounded Capone gangster. Later, as Al Capone beats Jesse James with his brass knuckles, Frank returns with a winchester rifle and shoots Capone in the head, killing him. He then assists his injured brother as they flee from the scene in victory. Frank James is currently the only warrior other than the leader of his squad to survive a squad-on-squad fight.
In the CIA/KGB episode, Hafizullah Amin was shown as the president of Afghanistan. The KGB entered his palace and assassinated him and his bodyguards.
Michael Collins was a commander of the Irish Civil War and the great uncle of IRA expert Skoti Collins.
Meyer Lansky was the leader of the American Jewish Mafia durring the early 1900s and the grandfather of Al Capone expert Meyer Lansky II. He was once the associate of Lucky Luciano.
Marion is believed to have been William Wallace's wife, though her existance is debatable. According to legend, Wallace joined the Scottish revolution after King Herselrig killed her.
In the William Wallace/Shaka Zulu episode, Shaka's father Senzangakhona kajama was shown as the king of the Zulu Kingdom before Shaka took his place as king after Senzangakhona's death. Senzangakhona kajama gave his son the name Shaka Zulu (zulu name for a parasite) because Shaka's mother was from a rival tribe.
'Cock eye' Louis FrattoEdit
'Cock eye' Louis Fratto was a major racketeer of Al Capone's gang and the father of Al Capone expert Johnny Lew Fratto.
John Scalise, Albert Anselmi, and Joseph GiuntaEdit
John Scalise, Albert Anselmi, and Joseph Giunta were hitmen of the Chicago Outfit under Al Capone. In May 7, 1929, Capone invited them to dinner and murdered them with a baseball bat and gun, believing that they were preparing to betray Al.
Griselda Blanco is the former 'Queen of Miami', the main cocaine trafficer of Florida for the Medellín Cartel shortly before the cartel's end. Her son Michael Corleone Blanco appears as the Medellín Cartel expert. Despite being a former prostitute and a woman, she quickly rose to power using her violence to control her organization. It is believed that she murdered or assassinated many of her lovers and husbands and was a heavy cocaine user. After being released from prison, she spent the rest of her life in Colombia, hidden from public eyes. On 3 September, 2012, she was gunned down at the age of 69.
Manuel was the military dictator of Panama durring the 1980s. In 1989, the Navy SEALs launched Operation Nifty Package, which sank his ship and eventually lead to his capture.
Yahya Ayyash was a major bombmaker of the terriorist group Hamas. Hamas was known for their bombings in Israel. In January 5, 1996, Israeli Commandos delivered a Semtex phone to Yahaya and assassinated him.
Charles Cornwallis was a British General who, despite his experience and skill, was famous for his defeat at Yorktown.
King George IIIEdit
King George William Frederick was the former king of British America before George Washington lead a revolution and founded the United States of America. King George's increase of taxes and unfair laws on the British American Colony was a major reason for the revolution. One of George Washington's cannons was made from melting down a gold statue of King George in New York.
King Harold IIEdit
King Harold Godwinson was the last Anglo-Saxon king of England before William the Conqueror replaced the Anglo-Saxons. In the Battle of Hastings, King Harold was killed by a volley fire of crossbows by William the Conqueror, most likely struck in the eye.
Edward the Confessor was the king of England before King Harold II. William the Conqueror was the origional sucessor of King Edward but instead Harold became the king after Edward's death. William felt betrayed and declared war on Harold.
Charles VII of FranceEdit
Dauphin Charles was the King of France that allowed Joan of Arc to lead much of his army against the invading English.
Kim Il-sung was the founder of North Korea. In the Rangers/NKSOF episode, Kim founded the NKSOF to prepare for a possible war against South Korea.
Abd al-Karim QasimEdit
Abd al-Karim Qasim was the first president of the Republic of Iraq. In 1959 Saddam Hussein attempted to assassinate Qasim but was shot by his guards and retreated in exile.
George Armstrong CusterEdit
George Armstrong Custer was a Lieutenant Colonel of the US army. Despite being sucessful in the Civil War, he is famous for losing miserably at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, where he died along with most if not all of his cavalry.
Theodore Roosevelt Sr.Edit
Father of Theodore Roosevelt (jr.). He was drafted into the Union army during the civil war but was able to pay off his draft. Theodore jr. grew up hating his father for this cowardliness and was a motivation for his role in the US Army.
In the Vampire vs. Zombie episode, Bram Stoker appears typing on a typewriter as he writes the story of Dracula.
George A. RomeroEdit
In the Vampire Zombie episode the zombies being depicted are based off of Romero's depictions, specifically in the Night of the Living Dead.
In Somali Pirates/Medellin Cartel episode, Abdullah is the pirate in the fight with the RPG-7. He stands outside of the building as a lookout and wanders off down street until one of the pirates starts honking the horn of the car bomb. The bomb explodes and knocks Abdullah down, but he recovers and kills the last Cartel member with the RPG.
- 1 wears a green hat. He is the first to steal the secret documents. Kills KGB 2 with an Exploding Cigar.
- 2 has a green scarf. He stays in a car, spying from the outside of the building. He notices KGB 5 weilding a Skorpion, so he hides in the KGB's car and kills him with the Garrote. He is the surviving CIA warrior at the end of the fight.
- 3 has a white scarf and black hat. He was sitting in a chair with the Suitcase Gun. Kills KGB 3.
- 4 wears a green hat with ear flaps. Kills KGB 4 and 1 with the Mac 10.
- 5 is the female member of the CIA.
- 1 wears a brown leather vest. He has the Skorpion SMG 61 but used the Shoe Knife.
- 2 wears a green shirt. He appears to be the leader of this KGB group because he owns an office and sells secret documents to CIA 1. He is killed by the Exploding Cigar.
- 3 wears a dark leather suit. He and KGB 4 pretend to be a couple by using the Camera Gun as a camera. He kills CIA 1 with the Camera gun.
- 4 is the female member and wears a yellow coat. Kills CIA 3 and 5 with the Skorpion SMG 61 and arms the Dead Drop Spike that kills CIA 4.
- 5 wears a light brown vest.
In the fight, Napoleon lead a charge with a Lieutenant on horseback. Washington orders a sniper to kill the Lieutenant as American Revolutionaries would shoot officers to create disorder in an army.
T.J. and RyanEdit
They were the two Rough Riders who went to look at the Vickers Machine Gun. Which is which is unknown. One gets shot while the other is stabbed by Lawrance.
Imperial Japanese Army Seen being eliminated by the Gurkhas in the jungles of Burma.
- Ancient Turks- In the Rajput/Roman episode, the Rajputs were constantly under attacked by Turkish warriors.
- Ottoman Empire- In Vlad/Sun Tzu episode, Vlad fights the Ottoman empire and executes 2 embassy workers for not removing their muslim turbans.The Ottoman empire are also shown in the Teddy/Lawrence episode,shown fighting Lawrence Of Arabia and the Arabian rebels.
- In the Comanche vs Mongol episode the Mongols are shown to be locked in combat with a platoon of Turkish warriors. The battle is shown to be very one-sided.
In the Pirates/Knight episode, a pirate ship ambushes a Spanish Naval ship by disquising as a friendly ship with the Spanish flag.
The Black September were a palestinian terrorist group in the 1970s. In 1972, they killed 11 Israeli and 1 policeman in the Munich Massacre, which revealed the weakness of German police and anti-terrorist actions. Because of this, the GSG-9 were born to combat terrorism.
Popular Front for the Liberation of PalestineEdit
The PFLP is a communist palestinian terrorist group that made multiple airplain hijackings durring the 1970s. Lufthansa Flight 181 was one of their most famous hijackings mainly because of the sucess of the GSG-9 team to save the hostages.
Bugs Moran Gang (North Side Gang)Edit
In the Jesse James/Al Capone episode, Al Capone's hitmen kill 6 Moran members in the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre.
Royal British ArmyEdit
In the Taliban/IRA episode, the IRA kills the British Army attacking the IRA buildings. They were also interigating and assaulting a captured IRA member.
Administrative Department of Security (Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad)Edit
In the Somali Pirates/Cartel episode, the Cartel fight the DAS, eventually damaging the DAS building with a car bomb.
In the Celt/Persian episode, Persian Immortals sucessfully attack a Babylonian camp with their war chariots. Babylon would eventually be conquered by the Persian Emipre.
- Ancient - In the Rajput/Roman episode, the Rajputs were constantly under attacked by Afghan warriors.
- Modern - In the CIA/KGB episode, the KGB overthrown the Afgan government.
In the Vlad/Sun Tzu episode, Sun Tzu leads his Wu army against the larger forces of Chu.
In the Israeli Commando/Navy SEALs episode, this anti-Semitic terrorist organization is the main terrorist group attacking Israel.
Federales (Mexican Army)Edit
Enemies of Pancho Villa durring the Mexican Revolution.
Warriors who follow the leadership of 'celebrity' warriors or the official origization of the elite forces.
United States Armed ForcesEdit
The US Army is one of the longest lasting group of warriors on the show still alive today.
- British Colonial Forces - George Washington gained his experience in this army during the 7 Year War before leading a revolt against them.
- American Continental Army - The American revolutionaries used by George Washington .
- Minutemen - Militia civilians that took up arms against the British. Because they were allied with the Continental Army but rarely traveled out of their towns, George used them for guerrilla tactics in his hybrid warfare.
- American Union Army - In the Jesse James/Al Capone episode, Jesse James attacked small Union Army squads during the Civil War.
- Rough Riders - The 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry was a calvary force lead by Teddy Roosevelt durring the Spanish–American War.
- Modern Day USAF -
Armed Forces of the Russian Federation/Soviet UnionEdit
Warriors affiliated with Shaka Zulu's savage war machine. Zulu tribes still exist today but have slowly modernized.
The Mujahideen were in the Taliban/IRA, Green Beret/Spetsnaz and CIA/KGB episodes. The Mujahideen were created by the CIA to remove the Russians from Afghanistan. After the Russians left, the Mujahideen separated into other muslim paramilitaries including Al-Quaeda and the Taliban. Mujahideen were also mentioned in the Back for Blood special as an army that defeated the Spetsnaz but were similar to the IRA's tactics.
Warriors of the Hunnic Empire lead by Attila the Hun .
One of the core units of Alexander the Great's army. Unlike the Spartan hoplite they had lighter shields, longer spears and were designed to be mobile and offensive.
Confederate States ArmyEdit
In the Jesse James/Al Capone episode, Jesse and his family joined the Confederates durring the Civil War as a partisan party.
- Quantrill's Raiders- A group of gruellias lead by Qilliam Quantrill. They were infamous for their massacring of unarmed Union civilians. Jesse and Frank James were part of the Raiders and were wanted by the law for the group's warcrimes.
The original members of the Jesse James gang. The first gang.
Al Capone's mobsters and thugs that he used in Chicago. They are one of the few minor 'warriors' still around today, though the Outfit has loss its influence due to competition and government crackdowns.
Vietnam People's ArmyEdit
One of the few minor warriors still around today. The army of former Northern Vietnam and the unified modern day Vietnam was a communist army who, despite being underdeveloped, has gained independence and unity against the superpowers of Japan, France and the United States.
In the First Indochina War, the Vietnamese rebels defeated their French rulers. Some battles had the Vietnamese completely destroy French Foreign Legion forces.
In the Second Indochina War aka the Vietnam War, the VPA was allied with the Viet Cong communists. Originally in the war, Pol Pot and Cambodian Khmer Rouge communists assisted North Vietnam against anti-communist forces of South Vietnam, but Cambodia quickly turned against both North and South Vietnam and closed borders, leading to future border disputes. The Vietnam People's Army were able to force the United States Army out by prolonging the war with guerrilla fighting tactics with the Viet Cong and using political warfare, making the Vietnam War extremely unpopular to US civilians. After the US army was forced to leave by anti-war protesting across the United States, the VPA quickly defeats South Vietnam and unites the country.
After the country was unified, the Cambodian border disputes intensify, leading to the Cambodian–Vietnamese front of the Third Indochina Wars. The war started as a minor border war, until in 1978 when the war intensified and Vietnam invaded Cambodia in response to the Khmer Rouge massacring Vietnamese civilians. In only 2 months, Cambodia was captured by Vietnam. In retaliation, the Chinese invaded Vietnam in the Sino-Vietnamese War, only to retreat after fearing another prolonged conflicted. The Vietnamese occupied Cambodia to resist the surviving Khmer Rouge, though the invasion and occupation made them politically isolated by the international community. In the early 1990s as many other communist nations began collapsing, Vietnam negociated a withdrawal from Cambodia with the UN: bring the nation out of isolation.
Today the Vietnamese Army has one of the largest militaries in the world with almost half a million active troops and 3 million reserves. Their ally Laos has one of the smallest militarizes in the world and so is dependent on its military alliance with Vietnam. Cambodia and other neighboring countries fear that Vietnam might wish to expand their power in South East Asia. Some argue that Vietnam is just paranoid and is bracing itself for any future wars where Indochina is invaded once again.
Chinese warriors under the leadership of Sun Tzu .
Israel Defense ForcesEdit
One of the few minor warriors still around today. The sect of the Israeli spec ops dedicated to warding of terrorists and assailants hell-bent on destroying their country.
The soldiers of Napoleon. Grande Armée is famous in history for their renowned cavalry and for their extensive and tactical use of well built cannons.
Spanish or Portuguese Conquistadors were warriors lead by the conquerors of Latin America like Cortes , who used them to defeat the Aztec Empire. They technically were not an official millitary or orgonized in such a way but their modern weapons, and their use of disease like small pox were able to defeat the natives quite easily.
Republican Guards of IraqEdit
In the Israeli Commando/Navy SEALs episode, the Navy SEALs ambushed an Iraqi camp and rescued a tortured ally. They are the soldiers of the former dictator Saddam Hussein. The Special Republican Guard numbered 5,000 while the Republican Guard numbered 40,000. There were many varieties of special forces in the Iraq army, but the Republican Guards were considered the elite forces. One of the theories as to why Saddam lost the Iraq-Iran War was because Saddam had too much faith in his soldiers and was so overconfident that his leadership and strategies were too relaxed. He would blame the generals of any loss, executing any who retreated or routed without his order.
The communist genocidal warriors of Pol Pot. At 16 years old, they are the youngest warriors on the show yet. Some have been reported to be as young as 10 or 12 years old yet still carrying and killing with assault rifles like the RPD and AK-47s. At such young ages, they were taught to not care for human life, that it had no value. Due to their young ages and violent behavoir, conflict and civil war within the group was common and the Khmer Rouge themselves were common victims of their own genocide. After being removed as a government by the Cambodian-Vietnam War, the Khmer Rouge numbered 40,000 in troops and survived many decades with aid from the enemies of Vietnam; especially aid from China, Thailand, the UN and the USA. Eventually the Khmer Rouge would lower to 3000 troops in 1997 and disolved completely shortly afterwards after the UN took control of Cambodia in the 1990s. Only major leaders of the Khmer Rouge have been tried for their war crimes, but most other former Khmer Rouge have not been tried for their war crimes and live normal lives today, some in the armed forces or police.
The allies of Lawrence of Arabia during the Arab Revolt.
Russian soldiers formed by Ivan the Terrible, commonly wielding Bardiches with their primitive firearms. Ivan recognized that Russia was, during the early 1500s, technologically backwards compared to other neighboring nations. Ivan brought muskets into his army as he planned his future waring policies. In the 1700s they began to decline as Tsar Peter The Great absorbed them into the regular army with his new military policies.
Russian religious death squads/secrat police formed by Ivan the Terrible. In an effort to gain total control over Russia politically Ivan divided Russia's administration into the Zemshchina for the boyars and the Oprichnina for the Tsar. The Oprichnik numbered around 1000 men but quickly increased in size. He then used the administration of the Oprichnina, the Oprichniki, to invade the Zemshchina. This policy lasted from 1565-1572 and in its final years saw the destruction of dozens of cities and a genocide on the population. Even members of the Oprichniki became targeted by Ivan. However the political chaos, destruction and death attracted the hostile nation of Crimea, which was able to easily invade Russia and raid Moscow in 1571. Fearing more foreign threats, Ivan was forced to restore order by disbanding the Oprichnina in 1572. It is believed that Ivan wanted to recreate the Oprichnina later in his life.
Villistas were Mexican rebels lead by Pancho Villa at the Mexican revolution against the federal army of Victoriano Huerta and Venustiano Carranza, they were finally defeated at "las batallas fraticidas" by the general of the federal army Alvaro Obregón.
Lakotas were a major Sioux tribe of Native-Americans famous for being one of the last native American tribes to fight off invading Americans. Crazy Horse lead his tribes against the Americans in his battles.
The army of Carthage, an ancient Phoenician city state located in North Africa on the Gulf of Tunis, outside what is now modern day Tunis, Tunisia. They were under the command of Hannibal Barca during the Second Punic War. Well known in history for their navy, war elephants and cavalry despite Carthage being a more economic than militaristic civilization.
Bucephalus is the horse of Alexander the Great. Bucephalus was rumored to be an wild horse that was not tamed by anyone until Alexander raised him. The city Alexandria Bucephalous was named after the horse.
In the CIA/KGB aftermath, fans ask if the KGB or similar Russian spies assassinated Alexander Litvinenko, who was a former KGB spy that died of unnatural radiation poisoning after selling Russian documents.
George Washington's main horse in the revolutionary war.
Napoleon's horse durring the Napoleonic War.
Syrius was the last war elephant used by Hannibal Barca's army. When all other elephants were killed by harsh enviornments or in battle, Hannibal replaced his previous personal elephant with Syrius.
The Zombie vs Vampire episode had a debate over if the Zombie's virus can turn vampires, who have superhuman powers, into Zombies too. The episode itself ends in possible a what-if scenario when the Vampire, although the winner, turns into a zombie. The aftermath claims that although his powers are unclear, he won't exist for long as a Zombie's brain is too damaged to be aware of things that can kill it and the Vampire's vulnerablitiy to sunlight will kill this hybrid as it wonders around in the sun.