Evangelo

Today's not the day for dying... I mean, yesterday we came close, but hey, here we are!
— Evangelo

Evangelo is one of the ten playable Cleaners in Back 4 Blood. He is one of the newer members of the team who has quickly become accustomed to his new life in the post-Collapse world.

Official description

He may be the youngest and least experienced Cleaner on the team but has proven to be a quick study. Besides being good in a fight, Evangelo has established himself as a loyal and reliable member of the team. He tends to talk a lot, especially when he’s nervous, but is eager to show that he has what it takes to be a Cleaner.[1]

Traits

The following traits are being granted to Evangelo with his Cleaners card:

BORN SURVIVOR
Evangelo can break out of grabs.
+ 75% Breakout Speed

LIGHT FOOTED Icon Card TeamEffects.png
+ 5% Team Movement Speed

FIT
+ 25% Stamina Regen

FIRESTARTER
Start with a Molotov

Appearance

Evangelo has curly hair and wears goggles on his head. He wears a yellow backpack, a blue leather jacket and a grey hoodie under it, while wearing a chain with a cross on it. He is wearing a white T-Shirt underneath and has camouflage colored pants, along with red and black shoes.

Personality

Evangelo is the most upbeat Cleaner and attempts to keep the team's spirits up, no matter what the situation. Often looking for the good side in things unless the bad side shows more, Evangelo's optimism is sometimes agreed with by other Cleaners, while others are uncertain. Either way, he believes that whatever the trouble the team faces, they will easily overcome it. He's very loquacious and easily befriends others with his open heart, constantly talking and often making statements about things or events or sparking a conversation with someone. He'll even continue a conversation with Hoffman, following up with questions for him while few others wouldn't dare even listen to Hoffman.

Evangelo is viewed as the little brother of the group and is most likely the most athletic Cleaner on the team, due to his additional team move speed, increased stamina recovery and ability to break out of grabs.

Developer comments

In the video "Back 4 Blood - Breakdown of All 8 Playable Characters (Meet the Cleaners)"[2] by media news outlet IGN lead writer Simon Mackenzie and co-founder and creative director Phil Robb at Turtle Rock Studios did a breakdown of all eight playable Cleaners in Back 4 Blood.

The following quotes are shortened versions of the comments they've made about Evangelo's character:

Starting off: He's the youngest member of the team.

When it came to writing them he was also the lens I wanted to tell the story because he's new, he hasn't been a Cleaner before and it starts as his first mission. So you see the world expand through Evangelo's eyes.

He's a good entry point if players want go like "What is this world?".
— Simon Mackenzie, Lead Writer at Turtle Rock Studios

I think Evangelo is good for a player that doesn't feel like hanging as close to the team.
His special ability is he can get out of grabs, so if you get grabbed by a Ridden he can get out by himself.

He's also a fun character.
He has a lot of fun lines and stuff so you get to hear more of the humor (dialogues) than more of the serious characters.
— Phil Robb, Co-Founder/Creative Director at Turtle Rock Studios

He's lighter and brighter. He wants to prove himself ot the team.
So he's very forward facing even when he's kind of afraid he's gonna like
"Hey, I'm not gonna show it. I don't wanna let these guys down."
— Simon Mackenzie, Lead Writer at Turtle Rock Studios

In the recent "Turtle Rock Studios Back 4 Blood Art Blast"[3] on artstation.com character concept artist Gue Yang shared information about the design of Evangelo's appeareance.

Evangelo's design was a short lived one fortunately but had a lot of color explorations.
I believe this was when Simon came on as writer for more backstory of the Cleaners as well :)
— Gue Yang, Character Concept Artist

Journal entry

Evangelo's journal entry has been shared on the Back 4 Blood Twitter account on June 25th, 2021.[4]

My parents brought me and my brothers to Philly when we were young, and being the youngest the details are kind of fuzzy. Like when I think of my family, fuzzy, warm, you know what I mean. They managed a successful market and three boys, which couldn't have been easy. Luckily I was there to keep my brothers in check!

Man, I miss those guys...I wasn't with them during the Collapse. I wanted to come back, they told me to stay, I'd be safer. That was the last I hard from them...but you can't live in the past, my parents taught me that. I may be new to the team, but don't think I'm green, because I got this. My papa always said you've got to play the cards you're dealt.

Lucky for me I've got a handful of aces.
— Evangelo's journal

Notes

In-game, Evangelo has a dialouge of him talking about his brothers, whom he had close relationships with. He says that in their younger days, they would eat cereal and watch cartoons on Saturday mornings. The three siblings wanted to fight bad guys, unmask monsters and solve mysteries. This is a reference to the cartoon series known as Scooby-Doo.

Sources

  1. Official description from the official Back 4 Blood website.
  2. "Back 4 Blood - Breakdown of All 8 Playable Characters (Meet the Cleaners)" by IGN article and YouTube video.
  3. "Turtle Rock Studios Back 4 Blood Art Blast" on artstation.[1]
  4. Evangelo's journal entry release (Twitter)

The following overview presents all cosmetic items that are associated with Evangelo.

Outfits

Item Sets

Head

Body

Legs

Banners

Main article: Banners

Emblems

Main article: Emblems

Sprays

Main article: Sprays

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