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James Dominic Fenix
James Dominic Fenix
Biographical information
Date of birth

After 16 A.E.

Physical description and equipment

Lieutenant (COG)[1]





Hair color

Dirty Blonde

Eye color


Chronological and political information

Post-Locust War


James Dominic Fenix, often called "JD" by his squadmates, was a former Gear soldier and the son of the legendary Marcus Fenix and Anya Stroud. He met Delmont Walker in boarding school in one of the restored Coalition of Ordered Governments' walled city-states during the post-Locust War era, and together they joined the COG militia. A classified incident caused JD and Del to go AWOL and seek refuge among the Outsiders; he later befriended Outsider Kait Diaz.[2]


James was the son of war heroes Marcus Fenix and Anya Stroud. He was born after the end of the Locust War, growing up in the walled city states of the restored Coalition. He met his childhood friend Delmont Walker in a boarding school. Later, JD and Del would join the militia.[2]



A young JD running towards his father.

A young JD Fenix grew up on his father's homestead where he watched him plant a tree with his initials onto it.[3] He grew up with his best friend Delmont Walker who was an orphan. JD would grow up into an idealistic young man who would later run away from home and join the restored COG's militia, much to Marcus' displeasure,[2] eventually reaching the rank of Lieutenant.[1]

COG militia

JD, along with his best friend Del, would join the COG's militia but on a classified mission they would both go AWOL.

AWOL and Outsider

After the "incident", JD and Del would join up with an Outsiders community and befriend Kait Diaz.

Personality and Traits

Unlike his father, JD Fenix was an idealist who wanted to live his life with a purpose.[4] JD was very loyal and protective towards his friends and family, leaving the COG with Del simply because he trusted Del's judgement about the COG and wanting to cover Del's back, as well as comforting Kait during their mission to find her kidnapped mother. JD had a strained relationship with his father Marcus Fenix partially due to Marcus' displeasure at JD for joining the COG and possibly other childhood issues. Despite their differences, JD cared for Marcus deeply and raced to find his father when Marcus was captured by a Snatcher. As a soldier, JD is a natural leader much like his father.

Behind the scenes

  • JD Fenixis voiced by Liam McIntyre.[2]
  • The concept of JD (as a son of Marcus Fenix) existed as early as Epic Games's original version of Gears of War 4.[5]
  • JD is a playable multiplayer character for the COG in Gears of War 4 and has six unlockable character skins: Armored, Color Blast, Day of the Dead, Outsider, Vintage, and Zombie. His Vintage skin is only available via the Vintage VIP Pack in the Season Pass, and his Zombie skin is exclusive to a Totino's Pizza Rolls promotional bonus.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Game Informer: Character Breakdown: Meet The New Gears
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Game Informer: Exclusive Reveal: Meet The New Cast Of Gears Of War 4
  5. Game Informer: Details On Epic’s Abandoned Vision For Gears Of War 4
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