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"You idiots never learn."

— Evil Cole

Evil Cole MacGrath is the anti-hero form of Cole MacGrath, the main protagonist of the inFAMOUS series. He appears in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale as a playable character. Evil Cole's in-game rival is Fat Princess. His randomly generated background is red electricity.

Biography[edit | edit source]


Granted dangerous new abilities by the Ray Sphere, Cole is consumed by a thirst for more power, however it can be gained. His remorseless and single-minded path shapes his powers toward the sinister and destructive, turning him into a shell of his former self. Indeed, his increase in power comes at a cost to his opponents, as he sucks the life out of others to heal himself more quickly.


  • inFamous
  • inFamous 2
  • inFamous: Festival of Blood

Arcade[edit | edit source]

Opening[edit | edit source]

It opens in New Marais as Evil Cole claims that he is at the top, the strongest Conduit in the city. He still seeks more power and also to destroy all Conduits so that he can add their powers to his. After hearing about a gathering of "special" people, Evil Cole decides to join in the possibility of gaining new powers.

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"Some say there's a war coming. Those people have already lost. This isn't the kind of war with sides. This is a race to the top. I'm already on top. And I'm only going to get stronger. To do that, I need to destroy all other Conduits, add their powers to mine. And to do that, I need to find them. Now I may have a chance. There are rumors of some sort of gathering, a collection of... special... people. Conduits? Whatever. They sound like people I should go introduce myself to. I hope they're ready."

— Evil Cole

Rival[edit | edit source]

Name: Fat Princess Icon FatPrincess.png

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Reason: Evil Cole runs into Fat Princess and her men and comments that they're "an interesting-looking group", then asks if he can help her with anything. After he waits for a response while she's eating her cake, she tells him to surrender his cake. Evil Cole refers to her as "your highness" and states that she should know that he isn't the type of person to surrender. Fat Princess orders her warriors to teach Evil Cole a lesson, to which he replies "How about instead of cake, I stuff my foot in your mouth!", and ignites his hand, which begins the fight.

Transcript[edit | edit source]

Evil Cole: Good afternoon, ma'am. Quite an interesting-looking group. Anything I can help you with?

(Fat Princess happily eats her 2 pieces of cake)

Fat Princess: Mm... mmph... mmph...

Evil Cole: It was a simple question.

Fat Princess: I said, surrender your cake!

Evil Cole: Oh your highness, I'm not sure you know who I am, but I can tell you I am not in the habit of surrendering.

(The warrior touches Evil Cole's hand with his sword, just to get electrified.)

Fat Princess: Guards, let us teach this knave a lesson!

Evil Cole: Okay, Princess! How about instead of cake, I stuff my foot in your mouth!

(Evil Cole ignites his right hand as the Fat Princess and her guards are ready to fight.)

Ending[edit | edit source]

After defeating Polygon Man, Evil Cole absorbs his power and returns to New Marais. Cole walks around talking about how Conduits are misunderstood. He claims that although power itself isn't dangerous, he is and unleashes his newfound power upon New Marais.

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"One step closer. The people I fought and beat didn't understand. It's not surprising. Most people don't understand. They're scared of the powers Conduits have. Some Conduits fear their own power, refuse to unleash it. Well, I'm not scared. The power we have isn't a plague. It's not dangerous. Still, it's probably smart to be a little scared. Because while the power itself isn't dangerous... I am."

— Evil Cole

Quotes and Taunts[edit | edit source]

Taunts[edit | edit source]

  • That's What I Thought - Pulls out his Amp and threateningly points it forward.
  • Who Wants Some? - Ignites both his hands and says while looking around, "Feel that power, baby!"
  • Wanna See A Trick? - Juggles balls of fire and says, "Too easy!"

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • When Selected:

    PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale Evil Cole McGrath Voice Over

    • "Finally some competition."
    • "Ha! You call this fair?"
    • "Pack it in folks. It's already over."
  • Prematch:
    • "You can't stop me."
    • "Time for action!"
    • "Let's get it on."
    • "I'm ready for this."
  • Item Pick-up:
    • "All right!"
    • "This will come in handy."
    • "Now we're talkin'."
    • "I needed this."
    • "Nice!"
    • "I could use this."
    • "Oh yeah!"
    • "This'll work fine."
    • "Hello, Beautiful."
  • Using Human Bullet:
    • "Special delivery!"
  • Using Ionic Drain:
    • "Feel that power coming to me."
  • Using The Beast Awakens!:
    • "The Beast has arrived!"
  • Successful KO:
    • "Got it goin' now."
    • "So long!"
    • "This is embarrassing."
    • "Who's next?"
    • "I'm just gettin' started!"
    • "It ain't even fair."
    • "Dropped another one."
    • "Took you apart."
    • "Pathetic!"
    • "Yes!"
    • "You idiots never learn!"
    • "Here!"
  • Respawn:
    • "I'll take care of this."
    • "I'm right here, come on!"
    • "Ok, I've got this."
    • "You clowns want more?"
    • "Just getting warmed up!"
    • "Let's do this, maggot!"
    • "No more Mr. Nice Guy!"
    • "I'm gonna rip you apart!"
    • "Bring it on, weakling!"
    • "Let's try this again."
  • Taunt - That's What I thought:
    • "Your time is up!"
    • "You're mine!"
    • "You're next, joker."

Intros and Outros[edit | edit source]

Introduction[edit | edit source]

  • You can't stop me: Evil Cole puts his Amp on his back as he says "You can't stop me!".
  • Time for action: Pulses electricity through his left hand and says, "Time for action!"
  • Let's get it on: Evil Cole flies in with Static Thrusters and says "Let's get it on!".
  • I'm ready for this: Evil Cole stands with flames pulsing from his hands, discharges them, and says, "I'm ready for this!"

Winning Screen[edit | edit source]

  • Bow to me: Evil Cole hovers a bit with his arms out (similar to a cutscene in inFamous 2 where he obtains the Beast's power).
  • Too easy: Stretches out his arms and cracks his knuckles.
  • Took you apart: Flames pulse from his right hand and discharge as he makes a fist in a victorious manner.
  • Never had a chance: Evil Cole charges electricity in his hands and then discharges the lightning above his head (which is similar to a segment of Evil Cole's ending cutscene in inFamous 2).

Losing Screen[edit | edit source]

  • If using Bow to me: Evil Cole angrily slams his Amp on the ground.
  • If using Too Easy: Evil Cole sits on his knees in defeat.
  • If using Took you apart: Evil Cole grabs his arm, as if wounded.
  • If using Never had a chance: Evil Cole crouches, trying to support himself with his amp as he pulses electricity through it.

Result Screen[edit | edit source]

Win: Looks at screen, holding his amp as electricity flows through arms.

Lose: In kneeling position defeated, electricity flows through arms.

Victory Music[edit | edit source]

Conduit of Evil (unlocked at rank 4)

["The Railyard" directly from inFAMOUS 2] 

Beast (unlocked at rank 45)

["Tasso" directly from inFAMOUS 2] 

Costumes[edit | edit source]

Courier Outfit[edit | edit source]

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

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  • Default: red and black shirt with black sleeves, black jeans with red union cross, black belt.
  • Grey and green shirt with lime sleeves, green jeans with lime union cross, black belt.
  • White and grey shirt with red sleeves, grey jeans with white union cross, red belt. Resembles Good Cole from inFamous 2.
  • Grey and purple shirt with white sleeves, purple jeans with white union cross, black belt.

Evil Among Thieves[edit | edit source]

Available as a pre-order bonus, Evil Among Thieves represents the negative karma appearance of Evil Cole from the multiplayer DLC in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and the original inFamous game.

  • Black jacket, black pants, white stripe
  • Purple jacket, purple pants, white stripe
  • Red jacket, blue jeans, red stripe
  • Yellow jacket, faded jeans, yellow stripe

Reaper[edit | edit source]

One of the DLC costumes in inFamous 2, this skin depicts Cole wearing a costume similar to the Reapers from Empire City. He wears a red, hooded jacket with a skull pattern on the hood, no shirt, and dark courier pants. His skin appears a significantly paler color, and he has black tar running down his torso, as well as a skull "tattoo" on his face with red eyes. It is unlocked by reaching Rank 10.

  • Red jacket, black tar
  • Dark blue jacket, black tar
  • Green jacket, red tar
  • White jacket, black tar

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • According to Omar Kendall, both Cole MacGrath and Evil Cole were originally one character, and that the player would start out as Cole, and that the player's actions would decide whether or not you would play as Good Cole or Evil Cole. However, Sucker Punch Productions felt that the way that the Cole character manifests, he is two different people, and they "felt it would serve his character better as two separate Coles and they really pushed for it."[1]
  • Evil Cole is the only semi-clone in the game, being the semi-clone of Good Cole MacGrath.
  • Vampire Cole from inFamous: Festival of Blood can be unlocked as an icon when Evil Cole reaches rank 200.
  • Evil Cole's level 3 Super reflects the evil ending of inFamous 2, and marks the first time that Beast Cole has ever been playable.
    • The background of New Marais and the Beast are rendered in a comic book style during The Beast Awakens. This is a nod to the inFamous games in which important scenes of the story are rendered in such a manner.
  • Evil Cole, as the Beast, is the second character who can glide around the stage, the first being Light Jak. However, Jak is able to freely fly whereas Beast Cole only levitates and has an enhanced jumping ability.
    • Ironically, these transformations are the opposite of each other: Light Jak is the ultimate form of good for Jak, and Beast Cole is the ultimate form of evil for Cole.
    • Evil Cole is one of 5 characters who can freely glide around the stage, the others being Jak, Kat, Zeus and Isaac Clarke.
  • Evil Cole is the fifth villain character added to the game, the first four being Sweet Tooth, Colonel Radec, Big Daddy and Heihachi Mishima.
  • Evil Cole and Heihachi Mishima are the only villains to have a light rival theme.
  • Evil Cole's move Giga Punch might be based in the punch that Nix tried give to Cole when they first met.
  • According to Sucker Punch Productions, Evil Cole isn't considered a true villain, but is more of a vigilante or anti-hero.
    • Although he appears more evil in his arcade story, claiming to only seek power, no matter the cost.
    • This also slightly contradicts the end of his story in the first inFamous, in which he claims the only way to survive is to claim Empire City for his own and control the denizens with fear. Granted, Evil Cole in Infamous 2 is tamer and less morally devoit than his first game's counterpart.
    • His desire to destroy all Conduits in All-Stars greatly contradicts Evil Cole at the end of inFamous 2, who decided to side with the Beast to save all Conduits at the cost of humanity.
  • Both Evil Cole and Dark Jak are very similar, being both the negative sides of Cole and Jak.
  • Evil Cole is the second character represented from the inFamous series, the first being Cole MacGrath. This makes the inFamous series the first game series with two playable characters, followed soon afterward by Zeus for the God of War series.
  • Evil Cole is the third character represented from Sucker Punch Productions, the first two being Sly Cooper and Cole.
  • Like his good counterpart, Evil Cole's default outfit is his Infamous Karma outfit from inFamous 2, the final level of negative karma above Thug and Outlaw.
  • Evil Cole is the first character to be revealed alone. All other characters before him, including his good counterpart, were revealed in groups.
  • Although impossible in their home dimensions, Evil Cole and his heroic counterpart are able to swim in this game. However, if he stays idle in a body of water, electricity will surge out of his body, harming him.
  • Despite Evil Cole Macgrath being his full name, only Evil Cole is written on the character select screen.
  • Evil Cole and Cole MacGrath 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.
  • Evil Cole is considered to be one of the most powerful characters in the game, the others being Zeus and Big Daddy.
  • In the game's opening, his arms glow with red energy. This also applies to Cole, whose arms glow blue.
  • Despite requiring to drain electricity to recharge his energy to use his powers in his franchise, Evil Cole does not need to drain and can shoot out an infinite amount of attacks without stopping. This also applies for his good counterpart.
    • This can, however, be an effect from his 'Beast Form'. This would be reasonable due to The original Beast recharging Cole's power when he joins him
  • One of his costumes Evil Among Thieves, is a pun on Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. The costume is also based off of an available skin found in that game.
    • However, it could be based on Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves considering both inFAMOUS  and the Sly Cooper series are made by Sucker Punch Productions.
  • Evil Cole's Nightmare Blast move has been buffed up in PSASBR as it is able to launch an opponent across the screen, while in inFamous 2 the move stuns all enemies.
  • Evil Cole's third and fourth color for Courier Outfit have him in a white shirt. This marks the first time that Cole has ever worn white while in negative karma.
  • Evil Cole is one of four characters who have more than one line for one of their taunts, the others being Jak and DaxterCole, and Dante.
  • In his intro, Evil Cole states his desire to destroy all other Conduits and add their powers to his own. This would be technically impossible for Evil Cole, as he does not have a natural ability to take on others' abilities and the transfer device, the only device in the InFamous world capable of allowing the transfer of abilities between Conduits, was destroyed after its use.
    • Coincidentally, the main character of InFamous: Second Son, Delsin Rowe, who debuted after All-Stars in 2014, actually does possess such an ability naturally.
  • Evil Cole's Conduit of Evil victory music is based on the beginning part of "The Railyard" track from InFamous 2: Red Soundtrack. The Railyard is also used in Evil's Cole Level 3 Super Move.
  • Evil Cole's Beast victory music is based on the last part of "Tasso" track from InFamous 2: Red Soundtrack.

Crossovers[edit | edit source]

  • This is Evil Cole's fourth appearance outside of the inFamous series, the others being in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, LittleBigPlanet, and LittleBigPlanet 2.
    • He also makes a cameo in Street Fighter X Tekken as Cole's Pandora transformation, and can also be created using the color customization.

References[edit | edit source]

Playable Characters
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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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