"I hope that's not Rojas down there. His little boy just turned two last week."
— Dom to the rest of Delta

Jan Rojas was a Gear soldier and father, who fought in Alpha Squad during the Lightmass Offensive.


Early lifeEdit

All that is known of Rojas' early life is that he had two brothers, one of whom was killed fighting the Locust, was married, and that he had a son. A week before the Lightmass Offensive began, his son turned two.[1]

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Rojas' remains, found in the House of Sovereigns.

Lightmass OffensiveEdit

"What is this?"
"Shit. It's Rojas.
— Dominic Santiago and Augustus Cole, after finding Rojas' corpse

During the Lightmass Offensive, Rojas was assigned to Alpha Squad. They were deployed to help protect and deploy the resonator. During the offensive, several members of Alpha were killed, and he and Pvt. Augustus Cole were separated from the rest of the squad. Rojas was killed in the House of Sovereigns. When Delta Squad found his body, which appeared to have been possibly eaten by Wretches, Cole collected his COG Tags.[2] Once Delta reached the Tomb of the Unknowns and regrouped with Alpha Damon S. Baird looked around trying to spot if Rojas was with the group. After not seeing him he asked Cole where he was, Cole didn't answer him instead he slowly shook his head and showed Baird Rojas's COG Tags indicating that he didn't make it. Baird doesn't say anything, instead his facial expression shows that he is at first shocked, then quickly upset over the news of Rojas's death.[3]

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Cole shows Baird Rojas's COG Tags as a sign of his death.


The news of his death is shown to have a strong toll on many of his friends, including Augustus Cole and Damon Baird.[4]

A week after the Lightmass Offensive, Jan's younger brother, Federic Rojas, joined Delta during the Evacuation of North Gate. Dom noted that Federic looks and sounds exactly like Jan.[5]

Personality and TraitsEdit

The fact that Cpl. Dominic Santiago expresses concern about Rojas and knows how old Rojas' son is indicates that he and Dom might be friends. Along with the fact that both Cole and Baird were disheartened at his death.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

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Rojas' remains in the original Gears of War.

  • All the generic characters like: Anthony Carmine, Gyules and Rojas in the original Gears of War game were all given names that related to the colour red to reference the fact that they were red shirts.
    • "Rojas" stands for red in Spanish.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Gears of War: Act 1: Ashes: Trial By Fire
  2. Gears of War: Act 1: Ashes: Hammer
  3. Gears of War: Act 1: Ashes: Wrath
  4. Gears of War: Act 1: Ashes: Wrath
  5. Gears of War: Aspho Fields pg 195