Augustus Cole is nickenamed the "Cole Train." He was a former professional Thrashball player who joined Delta Squad in the first game after his squad was killed by locust. He is an aggressive person who is determined to do whatever is necessary. In Gears of War 2 he saves Marcus, Dom, and Carmine from a locust ambush. Cole returns as a playable character in the 3rd game. Up until the 3rd game Marcus was the only playable character in the single player campaign.