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"Let me introduce myself."

— Cole MacGrath

Cole MacGrath (コール・マクグラス Couru Makugurasu) is the main protagonist of the inFAMOUS series and he appears in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale as a playable character. Cole MacGrath's in-game rival is Raiden.

Biography[edit | edit source]


Cole MacGrath went from being a simple bike messenger to the savior of Empire City. Given powers from an exploding Ray Sphere, Cole has the ability to store, control, and unleash electricity in a variety of powerful ways. The electricity running through his body gives Cole enhanced strength, agility, durability and reflexes as well as a fast healing factor. On the path of good, Cole is a selfless hero who uses his powers to battle evil and injustice throughout the city.[1]


  • inFamous
  • inFamous 2
  • inFamous: Festival of Blood

Arcade[edit | edit source]

Opening[edit | edit source]

Cole's story begins in New Marais as Cole is attempting to protect its citizens. He claims that even with his powers, he can't protect the city alone and seeks help from others. He hears of a gathering of "special" people and decides to find out who they are. He's unsure of whether they are Conduits, but nevertheless decides to find them so that he can bring them back in hopes of gaining their help, even if it means by force.

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"This whole city is falling apart. Ravaged by fear, plagued by looters and gangs... it's tearing itself apart as it seems. With all my powers, I can't hold it together myself! I need help, the kind only people like me can provide. I've heard of some sort of activity. A gathering of a special group of people. Conduits? Good? Bad? I won't know until I find them. But I know I have to find them, have to do what I can to bring them back with me to help me save this city."

— Cole

Rival[edit | edit source]

Name: Raiden Icon Raiden.png

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Reason: While Cole is searching for Conduits to help him save New Marais, Raiden appears, pulling his sword on him, questioning his motives. Cole tells him that he is searching for "certain people". Raiden, thinking that Cole was hunting him, questions the purpose of Cole's search. Cole claims that avoiding the approaching danger was no longer an option. Raiden tells him he wants no business with it. Cole warns Raiden that he will stop him if he refuses to help, and the two prepare to fight.

Transcript[edit | edit source]

(Raiden leaps down behind Cole and points his sword at him)

Cole MacGrath: Is there something I could help you with?

Raiden: What are you doing here?

Cole MacGrath: I'm just looking for some certain... people.

Raiden: And if they don't want to be found?

(Cole turns around, facing Raiden)

Cole MacGrath: Oh, I'm afraid it's too late for that. We're all going to be involved in this sooner or later.

Raiden: Not me. Leave me out of it.

Cole MacGrath: You're either gonna help me, or I'm gonna stop you... here.

(Cole approaches Raiden, then both prepare to fight)

Ending[edit | edit source]

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After defeating Polygon Man, Cole absorbs his power and returns to New Marais. He returns, unsure of if the other characters were Conduits or not, but claims that it's time that he showed off his new powers. He states that with his new power, he will attempt to save New Marais, or die trying.

"I don't know if those people were Conduits or what. It's long past the time I could worry about who's on which side. I've got work to do. It's time to end this, once and for all. Time to show everyone what I can do, and why I'm doing it. I'm gonna save this city, or die trying!"

— Cole

Quotes and Taunts[edit | edit source]

Taunts[edit | edit source]

  • Bring It: Beckons his opponent.
  • Now What?: Pulls out his amp and powers it up with both hands.
  • Wanna See A Trick?: Juggles balls of ice.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • When Selected:

    PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale Cole McGrath Voice Over

    • "Alright. Let's get this done."
    • "You guys sure you want to face me?'
    • "Piece of cake."
  • Prematch:
    • "Let me introduce myself."
    • "Let's take care of this."
  • Item Pick-up:
    • "All right!"
    • "Ah, yeah."
    • "Ah, nice!"
    • "Oh yeah, man."
    • "Nice!"
  • Using Human Bullet:
    • "Catch ya later."
  • Using Ionic Freeze:
    • "Here we go."
  • Using Electric Tornado:
    • "Feel the power."
  • Successful KO:
    • "Wow. Too easy."
    • "Just like I said."
    • "Alright, now we're movin'".
    • "That's right."
    • "Yeah, you like that?"
    • "Didn't see that coming, huh?"
    • "Is that all ya got?"
    • "You're next."
    • "By the numbers."
    • "Now that's a butt-kicking."
  • Respawn:
    • "This is gonna be short-term."
    • "Alright, let's do this."
    • "I'm ready."
    • "Spare me the crap."
    • "Here for a little action."
    • "Hey, I'm back."
    • "I'm not holdin' my breath."
  • Taunt - Bring it:
    • "Bring it!"
    • "Yeah, bring it on."
    • "Bring it on, man."
  • Taunt - Wanna see a trick?:
    • "You clowns never learn."
    • "I've got time for this."

Intros and Outros[edit | edit source]

Introduction[edit | edit source]

  • Power Flex: Cole leaps onstage and throws his hands into the air, each hand pulsing with electricity.
  • Let Me Introduce Myself: Pulses electricity though his right hand and says, "Let me introduce myself."
  • Let's Take Care of This: Cole holds his Amp to side, running electricity through it, and says, "Let's take care of this."
  • P- P- P- P- Power Flex: Cole levitates and releases a burst of electric energy, similar to when he absorbs Blast Cores in InFamous 2.

Winning Screen[edit | edit source]

  • That's Right Suckers: Cole steps back, hands pulsing with electricty.
  • Got to Love It: Cole smiles and crosses his arms.
  • Catch You Later: Cole strikes the stage with a pulse of lightning.
  • That's Right Man: Cole charges his arms with lightning and looks up at the screen.

Losing Screen[edit | edit source]

  • If using That's Right Suckers: Cole kneels defeated.
  • If using Got to Love It: Cole groans with his hands clutching his head and faces the camera above.
  • If using Catch You Later: Cole stands and puts his arms down while looking down disappointed.

  • If using That's Right Man: Cole drops to both his knees and groans while looking pained.

Result Screen[edit | edit source]

  • Winning: He smiles at the player.
  • Losing: Hand on his neck

Victory Music[edit | edit source]

Conduit of Good (unlocked at rank 4)

["Cole MacGrath" directly from inFAMOUS 2]


Good Karma (unlocked at rank 45)

["The Final Piece" directly from inFAMOUS 2] 

Costumes[edit | edit source]

Courier Outfit[edit | edit source]

The default appearance of Cole, as seen in inFamous 2 when Cole's positive karma is at its maximum level. 

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  • The Yellow/Black pattern is based on his Neutral Karma colorscheme of inFamous 2, at the very beginning of the game when he has no Karmic Alignment.

Kessler[edit | edit source]

The main antagonist and an alternate future version of Cole himself, as depicted in the first inFamous game. The costume is part of the pre-order costume pack.

  • White hood, white coat, white pants
  • Baishe hood, brown coat, brown pants
  • White hood, gray coat, gray pants
  • Brown hood, blue coat, blue pants

Courier Jacket[edit | edit source]

Cole's outfit from Empire City as seen in InFamous. This costume is unlocked at Rank 10.

  • Yellow jacket, white stripe
  • Blue jacket, blue stripe
  • Green jacket, green stripe
  • Red jacket, red stripe

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Cole MacGrath was first leaked along with Nathan Drake when Eric Ladin stated that he was working with David Hayter and Nolan North.
  • Cole, alongside Light Jak, is also the first character revealed to be able to produce a shield.
  • Cole was one of the many first-party characters to make a live-action appearance in the Long Live Play commercial.
    • Cole is also one of four first-party characters to appear in the live-action trailer for PlayStation All-Stars, alongside Nathan Drake, Kratos, and Sackboy.
  • Cole's default color is his Hero Karma outfit from inFamous 2, the final level of positive karma above Guardian and Champion.
    • His second alternate color has him in his Neutral Karma outfit, but with different pants color than the original however.
  • Cole is oddly able to swim in this game, since it would normaly kill him due to his electric properties. However, if he stays idle in a body of water, electricity will surge out of his body, harming him. The same goes for his evil counterpart.
  • Although electricity is Cole's main power and source of energy in the inFamous games he is still harmed by electric stage hazards just like every other character.
  • Cole MacGrath and Evil Cole are two of the eight first-party characters who started on the PlayStation 3, the others being Colonel Radec, Fat Princess, Nariko, Nathan Drake, Emmett Graves and Sackboy.
  • Despite Cole MacGrath being his full name, only Cole is written on the character select screen.
  • In the game's opening, blue electricity glows on his arms. This also applies to Evil Cole, whose arms glow with red electricity.
  • His main menu background is blue electricity.
  • Despite requiring to drain electricity to recharge his energy to use his powers in his franchise, Cole MacGrath does not need to drain and can shoot out an infinite amount of attacks without stopping; the only exceotion of this is after hitting a character with some Lightning Bolts repeatedly: Cole stops and turns to his Electric Drain stance (the one used in the games), as if he absorbed electricity from his opponent (not AP, just electricity), before he can shoot Lightning Bolts again, but in fact, he is only stunning them. This also applies for his evil counterpart.
  • Cole is one of seven characters that dies in the game series they come from, the others being Colonel Radec, Sweet ToothNariko, Kratos, Sir Daniel and Zeus
  • In the Italian dub, instead of saying "spare me the crap", he says "risparmiami le stronzate" (Don't do shit with me). This accidental curse in the dub may cause a problem with future rating of this game in future releases in Europe.
  • Cole's fourth color for Courier Jacket has him wearing red. This marks the first time that Cole has worn red without being in a negative karma.
  • Cole is one of four characters who have more than one line for one of their taunts, the others being Jak and Daxter, Dante, and Evil Cole.
  • Cole's intro P- P- P- P- Power Flex is based on when Cole absorbs Blast Cores in inFamous 2, but while in that game, he would always loses consciousness after doing so, here in All-Stars, he doesn't.
  • Cole's Conduit of Good victory music is based on the last part of "Cole MacGrath" track from InFamous 2:Blue Soundtrack. The same fragment can be heard when Cole uses the RFI at the end of InFamous 2.
  • Cole's Good Karma victory music is based on the middle part of "The Final Piece" track from InFamous 2: Red Soundtrack. The Final Piece is also used in Cole's Level 3 Super Move. Additionally, The Final Piece is also the name of the mission in InFamous 2 where Cole learns his most powerful move, the Ionic Storm.

Crossovers[edit | edit source]

  • Cole, Toro, Kuro, Heihachi and Kuma have all made playable appearances in Street Fighter X Tekken
    • The first three are exclusive guest characters for the PlayStation 3 and Vita versions.
    • The latter two come from Tekken.
  • Cole MacGrath is the second character represented from Sucker Punch, the first being Sly Cooper.
    • Cole's home stage, Alden's Tower, mashes up with Sly Cooper's stage (the Sly Cooper logo can be found there)
  • Cole has appeared in a total of 14 games, seven outside of his own. As a playable character with access to his powers, Cole appears in inFamous, inFamous 2, Festival of Blood, Street Fighter X Tekken, and this game. As a costume, Cole appears in Uncharted 2: Among ThievesLittleBigPlanet, LittleBigPlanet 2, and PlayStation Home.
  • In every game Cole has appeared in, Sly Cooper's logo appears on his sling bag as an easter egg due to the fact that both characters were created by Sucker Punch. In inFamous 2, Sly's cane appears as an alternate skin for Cole's amp.
    • If you look carefully in his Arcade, you'll see the logo is included on his sling bag again.

References[edit | edit source]

Playable Characters
Icon KatGR.pngIcon Kratos.pngIcon Parappa.pngIcon FatPrincess.pngIcon SweetTooth.pngIcon Radec.pngIcon SlyCooper.pngIcon NathanDrake.pngIcon GoodCole.pngIcon EvilCole.pngIcon Ratchet.pngIcon Zeus.png
Icon EmmettGraves.pngIcon Jak.pngIcon BigDaddy.pngIcon Dante.pngIcon Heihachi.pngIcon Nariko.pngIcon Raiden.pngIcon Sackboy.pngIcon SirDaniel.pngIcon Spike.pngIcon Toro.pngIcon IsaacClarke.png
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