It has just been announced that the hero of Call of Duty: Black Ops will be quite the chatterbox ... Alex Mason, the protagonist, will be an experimentation for Treyarch in emotional connectivity and narrative delivery.
And he is yet another silent protagonist given voice. Though Mason hasn't appeared in Call of Duty games before, most of the characters are interchangeable, and it is expected that we become more privy to the events that are happening than actually partake in them. The quiet type is quickly becoming a thing of the past, and we are finding it harder and harder to find blank slates on which to color ourselves. Click the link to see a shortlist of silent heroes that have taken us on some great journeys.