- "Well, Mason, guess you live up to your family name."
"Or down to it--wrecked up half of Mars in the process."
"Yeah, but you got the job done."
"We all did Frank. "
- ―- Frank Winters and Darius Mason, after the Plague's defeat.[src]
|Appears in||Red Faction: Armageddon|
|Voiced by||Armando Valdes-Kennedy|
Darius is one of the combat engineer for the Red Faction and is part of the assault team lead by Frank Winters to take back the Terraformer that keeps the atmosphere stable from Adam Hale and his Cultists who are planning to destroy it. The assault ends in a failure and results in the Terraformer's destruction which forces the colonists to move underground and make new colonies in the old mines. Feeling responsible for the Terraformer's destruction, Darius leaves the Red Faction and moves to Bastion to start doing mercenary work and mining jobs.
In 2175, five years after the Terraformer's destruction, Darius accepts a mining job at Bradbury Canyon where he is tricked into removing a seal in an underground temple which releases aliens hibernating underneath Mars. Hale appears with Cultists and thanks Darius for doing the job for them and leaves him to die but not before mocking him saying that he will be remembered in their archives.
During the outbreak, which almost destroys all life on the planet, he fights through a horde of hostile aliens to make his way through the underground cave system. Darius brings an end to the horrors of the outbreak by battling the The Queen and repairing the Terraformer, which kills the aliens. Those aliens that aren't killed by the purified man-made atmosphere retreat deep underground.
Darius may return in a future game as a mercenary lending his assistance in rebuilding cities on the surface or living as a loner by travelling the underground cave and tunnel networks. It is possible that he will discover that Kara didn't die from the plague and he might set out to rescue her - perhaps believing her to be lost or held captive by some as of yet unknown foe.
- Darius Mason's outfit and goggles can be purchased as an Xbox Live avatar outfit and accessory. The outfit can be purchased for 320 MS points, while the goggles can be purchased for 80 MS points.