Damon Baird (voiced by Fred Tatasciore) is a cynical and reluctant soldier, whose main strengths lie in his intelligence. During the events of Gears of War, he appears as a sarcastic soldier, that takes and makes jokes. He is initially a member of Alpha squad, but is folded into Delta squad. He is highly knowledgeable about the Locust Horde and, for this reason, he is a great asset to his squad. Among other things, he also excels in mechanics, hacking and other repair-related tasks, such as repairing a damaged APC and hacking into geobots. Early in Gears of War, Baird expresses disdain for Fenix, and indicates that he thinks he should have been promoted to lead Delta squad. However, Fenix quickly earns his respect through his battlefield leadership.
'I'm coughing up blood that ain't even mine!'
'Did anybody else's bullshit detector just go off? '
[Marcus is driving in a pitch black, cold tunnel. Dom is handling the big-ass shotgun and there are Locust everywhere] Hey? Mom, dad? Are we there yet?