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Serve the Queen.

—General RAAM's intro quote

General RAAM is a quiet-yet-merciless leader of the Locust Hordes' military and a guest character in Killer Instinct Season 3, hailing from the Gears of War series. He was leaked on Shoryuken[1] before his official reveal, and was formally announced at E3 2016.


RAAM, as a Locust, is a reptilian humanoid with light grey skin and a very imposing appearance. He is extremely tall, even for a Locust, with a snout-like nose and a snaggle-toothed jaw. His right brow droops over his eye further than his left brow does, and he has deep golden eyes. He is fully clad in heavy, ornate, Locust-designed armor, featuring large structures atop his collar bones and a leather-like kilt attached to his belt that reaches to his shins, somewhat resembling a trench coat. His primary weapon is a large, serrated combat knife unique to his arsenal, and he has the ability to control the bat-like creatures known as Kryll.


General RAAM is a Locust, a sapient reptilian creature who lives underneath the surface on the planet Sera, a planet similar to Earth. The Locusts desired to escape a civil war going on in their subterranean home and began invading the surface, attacking the humans. Having high approval of Queen Myrrah and being head of the Locust military, RAAM led his people against the humans on Emergence Day to brilliant effect - a decade later and he continues to fight valiantly for ownership of the surface world. It is unknown how he came to the Earth to battle the fighters of the Killer Instinct world.

Extended Story[]

Main Article: General RAAM's Extended Story



For the Horde! - Killer Instinct OST by Atlas & Celldweller

General RAAM's theme, "For the Horde!", is composed by Celldweller & Atlas Plug. The general's KI theme is a Djent remix of the original Gears of War main theme.

When the fighters remain idle for a short period of time while using RAAM's theme on any stage, then the music will change to a remixed version of the main KI theme, "The Instinct".



—General RAAM's victory quote


—General RAAM activating Instinct Mode


—General RAAM's taunt


  • General RAAM's default appearance in Killer Instinct is based on his revamped appearance in Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, while his retro costume is based on his original look in the original Gears of War.
  • Following Rash, Mira and Eyedol during the course of Season Three, General RAAM doesn't have his own stage in Killer Instinct, but does have his own selectable theme for any stage. Interestingly, General RAAM shares Riptor's Hatchery 09 as his stage in the game, likely as a placeholder, similar to the situation with Omen sharing the Shadow Tiger's Lair with Shadow Jago and Gargos (temporarily), and Kan-Ra sharing the Forbidden Archive with Rash in Survival Mode. This makes him the fifth overall fighter, the third character in Season 3, and finally the second guest character amongst the roster who does not have a stage, but shares an arena with another combatant.
  • All of General RAAM's dialogue and voice samples are re-used from the first Gears of War title.
  • General RAAM is referred to as "Grub" in the game files for Killer Instinct on PC.


Killer Instinct (2013)


Killer Instinct (2013) Characters
Season 1 Jago ·Sabrewulf ·Glacius ·Thunder ·Sadira ·Orchid ·Spinal ·Fulgore ·Shadow Jago
Season 2 TJ Combo ·Maya ·Kan-Ra ·Riptor ·Omen ·Aganos ·Hisako ·Cinder ·ARIA
Season 3 Kim Wu ·Tusk ·Arbiter ·Rash ·Mira ·Gargos ·General RAAM ·Eyedol
Season 3+ Kilgore ·Shin Hisako ·Eagle
Killer Instinct Universe
Playable Characters
Killer Instinct Logo HD.png Jago ·Orchid ·TJ Combo ·Glacius ·Thunder ·Sabrewulf

 ·Spinal ·Riptor ·Cinder ·Fulgore ·Eyedol

Killer Instinct 2.png Kim Wu ·Maya ·Tusk ·Gargos
Killer Logo copy.png Season 1 Sadira ·Shadow Jago
Season 2 Kan-Ra ·Omen ·Aganos ·Hisako ·ARIA
Season 3 Mira ·Rash ·Arbiter ·General RAAM
Season 3+ Kilgore ·Shin Hisako ·Eagle
Non-Playable Characters and Organizations
Minor Characters The Chairman ·Ryat Adams ·Babylonian King ·The Master ·Yeouiju ·True Tsar
Enemies Mimics
Organizations Ultratech ·Red Eyes of Rylai ·Disavowed ·Night Guard ·The Coven ·The Alliance
Extended Stories The Secrets of the Tiger ·The Lycanthrope's Tale ·The Ice-man Cometh ·Murder of Crows ·The Widow's Bite ·The Firecat's Summoning ·The Quest of the Searing Skull ·Fulgore Mark 03 Field Manual-L ·Glory Days ·Temperance and Vengeance ·Death is no Obstacle ·You and Your Riptor Unit ·The Herald of Gargos ·Peacemaker ·The Everlasting Child ·The Third Degree ·Evolve or Die ·The Dragon Spirit ·The Watchman Of The Gods ·Blood For My Blood ·Flayer Of Souls ·The Reawakened ·Rash's Extended Story ·Arbiter's Extended Story ·For The Queen
Killer Instinct Novella The Road to Ravensburg ·The Watchman Awakes ·Dragon's Choice ·Conflux ·ARIA for Noömorph ·Shadows at Dawn
Gameplay Combo & Counter Breaker ·Ultra Combo ·Ultimate Combo ·Humiliation ·Combo System ·Instinct Mode ·Shadow Meter ·Shadow Moves ·Shadow Counter ·Knockdown Value ·Lock out ·Frame Data ·Character Accessories ·Arcade Mode ·Rivals Mode ·Shadow Lords Mode