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Cyrus Temple
Cyrus Temple SRTT
Cyrus in Saints Row: The Third.
Cyrus in Saints Row IV without STAG Armour
Cyrus in Saints Row IV.[1]
Appears in

Saints Row: The Third
Saints Row IV

Gender

Male

Family

Unnamed niece[2]

Affiliations

STAG
Monica Hughes
Josh Birk
SNG SRIV[3]

Vehicles

Condor
F-69 VTOL (variant)

Weapons

KA-1 KobraSRTT
45 ShepherdSRTT
Viper Laser RifleSRTT
Deacon 12-GaugeSRIV
Shokolov ARSRIV

Occupation(s)

Commander of STAG SRTT
Terrorist SRIV

Voiced by

Tim Thomerson SRTT[4] SRIV[5]
Richard Epcar SRIV[5]

Cyrus Temple[6][7] is a character in Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row IV.[8][9][10]

Let me tell you about Jessica Parish, a girl from Stilwater who ran away from home to be with her tough guy boyfriend. Jessica thought her life was pretty sweet until a gangbanger kidnapped her, threw her in the trunk of a car, and laughed as her boyfriend crushed her in a monster truck rally. If Jessica Parish was your daughter, how far would you want me to go?
— Cyrus Temple referring to the events of "Bank Error in Your Favor" during his opening speech about the "STAG Initiative."[11]

DescriptionEdit

Cyrus is the leader of STAG, which is short for "Special Tactical Anti-Gang Unit" and is one of the main antagonists in the game alongside Killbane.[12] As the man in charge of an elite paramilitary police force whose mission is to eradicate all traces of gang violence in the city of Steelport, he has a lot to bear on his shoulders.

Cyrus always appears dressed in protective body armor, but with no helmet, and unlike the rest of STAG, his armor is colored dark green and black instead of white and black. He seems to be of about average height and weight, and has short white hair. Age-wise, he is way past his prime, appearing to be in his late 50's or early 60's. Under normal military circumstances (unless serving in a high-ranking position such as general or admiral), someone his age would most likely be retired from active duty or service. Therefore it's not evidently clear why he was selected to direct STAG.

Personality-wise, Cyrus Temple is a cold and ruthless man who takes the nature of his missions way too seriously, and has little regard for human life or property (similar to his chief lieutenant Kia). If it wasn't for the fact that Senator Monica Hughes was overseeing and directing STAG's operations on behalf of the US Government, Cyrus and Kia would be free to run loose upon Steelport, and would likely level most of the city in their efforts to wipe out the gangs.

BiographyEdit

Saints Row: The ThirdEdit

Following Senator Monica Hughes' unanimous approval from the United States Senate to execute the "STAG Initiative" upon the city of Steelport, Cyrus Temple and his troops make their grand and destructive entrance into the city. His voice can be heard briefly as he gives orders to Kia and her unit. Cyrus also makes a physical appearance at the end of the mission, giving a press conference about STAG's mission, and the effects it could have on Steelport's citizens aboard the aircraft carrier Thermopylae.[11]

Cyrus is next seen (with Kia) having a teleconference with Monica Hughes, expressing some frustration over her decision to use Nyte Blayde as the official mascot of STAG for publicity purposes, citing that "shock and awe" will win wars not "hearts and minds" as she believes. Before the conversation comes to an end, Cyrus requests that Monica Hughes gives him permission to use the Daedalus straight away, so that he can bring STAG's mission to a quick and decisive end. Monica Hughes refuses, and orders Cyrus to ensure Josh Birk's safety, or else.[13] An order he ultimately fails to follow as Viola and The Protagonist succeed in kidnapping Birk soon after.[14]

TempleConference

Cyrus explains STAG's mission.

Determined to get Birk back before Monica Hughes chews him out, Cyrus and his troops track down and confront Shaundi and The Protagonist on a helipad at the Saints HQ. Once STAG has surrounded the area, Cyrus arrives via Condor and orders the Saints to give up and surrender themselves. Shaundi and The Protagonist retort by holding Josh Birk at gunpoint and demanding that STAG withdraws from Steelport immediately. Cyrus refuses, and instead offers to make another deal with The Protagonist in exchange for Birk's release. The terms of this new deal specify Cyrus' guaranteed commitment to leave the Saints alone for a period of time, and focus STAG's efforts on The Syndicate instead. The player must then choose to hand Josh Birk over to Cyrus or give him back to Shaundi.[15]

Handing Birk back to Shaundi will result in him becoming an unlockable homie along with his other persona "Nyte Blayde". Either way Cyrus retreats back to his Condor and orders his troops to destroy the Saints HQ. Shaundi and Birk escape to safety while The Protagonist base-jumps off the helipad to escape the oncoming destruction. Handing Birk over to Cyrus will result in both him and Cyrus retreating to the safety of Cyrus' Condor before Cyrus goes back on his word and orders his troops to destroy the Saints HQ anyway. Shaundi escapes to safety while The Protagonist base-jumps off the helipad to escape the oncoming destruction. After STAG exits the area with Birk, The Protagonist is then given their full cooperation in the takeover of a single neighborhood in Steelport for the Saints (supposedly, STAG moves into the neighborhood, drives any presence of the Syndicate out, and leaves, allowing the Saints to move in unopposed by either side). After the Saints HQ is destroyed, Cyrus sends Kia some Intel on Shaundi, and requests that she captures the famed, Saints lieutenant for questioning. Kia complies with Cyrus' orders and immediately begins hunting for Shaundi.[15]

Shaundi is captured by STAG shortly after The Protagonist defeats Matt Miller and the Deckers.[16] They take her aboard the Thermopylae and place her in the ship's detention center for questioning. In an effort to save her, The Protagonist disguises themselves as Cyrus via plastic surgery, and pretends to bring both Pierce and Viola into STAG custody. Once aboard the Thermopylae, Kia politely greets The Protagonist (believing them to be Cyrus), and congratulates them on their success before having her troops escort Pierce and Viola to the ship's detention center.[17]

After spending a few minutes with The Protagonist, Kia begins to grow suspicious of their disguise due to them not using proper grammar for an army officer (saying things like "Dude" or "What's up?"), and not addressing her by her name. Kia's suspicions are finally confirmed when the real Cyrus announces his intentions to return to the Thermopylae to oversee Shaundi's interrogation. Knowing that their cover has been blown, The Protagonist quickly exits the room while Kia draws a pistol, and takes several shots at them, but fails to score a hit. She then sounds the alarm, informs Cyrus of the on-board situation, and orders all STAG units to shoot the imposter on-sight.[17]

Unfortunately for both Kia and Cyrus, STAG is unable to stop The Protagonist from escaping the Thermopylae with their fellow Saints after they've sabotaged the ship's main reactor. The resulting explosion destroys the Thermopylae and causes a major setback to STAG's plans. 12 hours later, Cyrus sets up shop at his new base-of-operations in Downtown while STAG prepares to lockdown the city. After a short conversation with Monica Hughes, Kia gives him an update on the lockdown's progress and states that STAG commando teams are currently en-route to Steelport. Cyrus thanks Kia for the update, and after listening to her desire to "take the gloves off" with the Saints, calmly dismisses her from his presence.[17]

Cyrus later makes a brief appearance with some of his men on the "undead-infested" Arapice Island. This is already after the Saints have successfully (but secretly) dealt with the zombie virus on behalf of Steelport's mayor, Burt Reynolds. STAG enters the area with the intent to try to contain the undead menace, and although Cyrus and his men are more than capable of keeping the zombies from eating them, they are ultimately unsuccessful in achieving their goal. Frustrated, and still unwilling to let Cyrus have the Daedalus, Monica Hughes announces her intentions to come to Steelport and get the situation under control. The news of Monica Hughes's imminent arrival puts Cyrus in low spirits.[18]

Towards the end of the game, Steelport is engulfed in a violent war between the Luchadores and STAG. The Protagonist enters the conflict with their fellow Saints, intent on putting a stop to the chaos before things get out of control. Once successful, the player is presented with two major choices which are occurring at the same time: one is to chase down and kill Killbane, leader of the Luchadores, and the other is to travel to Magarac Island to save Shaundi, Viola, and Burt Reynolds, who have been taken hostage by Kia and her troops. Killbane is at the very top of The Protagonist's hate / murder list, and he is currently preparing to escape the city via private jet. Kia is plotting to destroy the Saints' reputation and frame the gang for mass terrorism by destroying the Magarac Island, and leaving the bodies of her prisoners in the wreckage for the "proper" authorities to find.[19]

EndingsEdit

Kill Killbane

If the player goes after Killbane, the Magarac Island is destroyed and Shaundi, Viola, Burt Reynolds, and Kia are all killed in the explosion. After seeing the devastation, Monica Hughes believes the Saints to be terrorists, and reluctantly agrees to let Cyrus bring in the Daedalus to deal with the situation.[19]

Now successful in getting his wish, Cyrus and his troops board the Daedalus and fly the massive airship into Steelport airspace. No sooner does the Daedalus appear in the skies over Downtown without warning, then it turns its guns upon the city and begins bombarding the streets with a hail of cannon fire killing both Saints and civilians alike. The relentless onslaught also creates a city-wide panic as people desperately begin scrambling for cover. Shortly before the Daedalus arrived, The Protagonist had been hosting a Saints memorial party at the Broken Shillelagh in honor of both Shaundi and Johnny Gat. Now, caught up in the midst of this chaos, they quickly come to the realization that STAG is now utterly determined to annihilate the Saints at all costs. Even if it means destroying Steelport in the process.[20]

Determined not to let STAG succeed, The Protagonist grabs a helicopter and quickly makes short work of the Daedalus' primary cannons. After this they land on the ship, fight off any STAG resistance, and begin placing explosive charges on a number of bunker buster caches scattered around the deck. This would help to create a chain reaction strong enough to destroy the ship and save the city.[20]

After they've set the last charge, Cyrus finally confronts The Protagonist in his custom F-69 VTOL, blaming them and their gang for all the destruction down below, and determined not to let them escape. Knowing that the incident on Magarac Island would hinder any attempt to reason with Cyrus, The Protagonist simply fights back. After an intense battle, they manage to do enough damage to Cyrus' VTOL that he ultimately loses control of the aircraft, crashes it onto the Daedalus' deck, and is helpless to stop it from grinding its way over the edge down to the streets below. As Cyrus plummets to his doom, The Protagonist gives a salute to the once-esteemed commander, and compliments him on a fine landing.[20]

With Cyrus gone, The Protagonist locates a regular F-69 VTOL parked in a nearby hangar and escapes the Daedalus before it explodes. In the aftermath of STAG's brutal attack on the city, The Protagonist takes control of Jane Valderamma's news station with Pierce, Oleg, Kinzie, Zimos, and Angel. While the Saints temporarily hold both Jane and her news staff hostage, The Protagonist makes a live televised broadcast; declaring Steelport an independent city-state, free of all federal law and influence. They also sternly warn Monica Hughes and her stooges on Capital Hill that any further attempts to mess with Steelport would be met with extreme prejudice. The remnants of STAG are then ordered to leave the city and Pierce is named Steelport's new acting mayor.[20]

Save Shaundi

If the player saves Shaundi and Viola, the Magarac Island is spared and only Kia is killed. As the Saints prepare to leave the island, they are suddenly detained by Cyrus, who orders them to surrender after his men have surrounded the area. Monica Hughes then appears and orders STAG to stand down and let the Saints go, stating that they have just become heroes (mainly to stay in the positive public light).[19]

When Cyrus angrily questions her actions, Mrs. Hughes criticizes him for declaring strict martial law and knocking down half the city. Then she orders him to withdraw STAG from Steelport, and turns to the crowd of journalists standing behind her. As the Saints take their leave, Cyrus sternly warns The Protagonist that the next time the Saints "screw up," STAG will return to finish them once and for all. The Protagonist cheerfully brushes off his remark, declaring "I love you too Cyrus", and departs along with Pierce and Shaundi. Cyrus meanwhile, departs Steelport for an unknown location.[19]

As the "Save Shaundi" ending is the official ending, Cyrus is still alive at the end of Saints Row: The Third.[21]

Saints Row IVEdit

After what happened in Steelport, Cyrus Temple was held accountable for his actions and discharged from the military. Distraught over the loss of his career, he took it hard and gradually slipped into insanity; still holding a grudge against the 3rd Street Saints, and blaming them for "ruining America."[1]

Convinced that America's leaders made a mistake in sparing the Saints, Cyrus becomes a terrorist and hatches a plan to launch a nuclear missile on Washington D.C. so that America can "start over;" partnering with Middle Eastern terrorists and supplying them with STAG surplus.[1]

After getting wind of Cyrus' scheme, the Saints team up with MI6 agent Asha Odekar and Matt Miller (now Asha's support operative) to raid his base and stop him. After battling their way though his minions, The Protagonist confronts Cyrus for the last time and pursues him down onto a catwalk before jumping him and proceeding to repeatedly bash his face into the ground. Enraged, Cyrus beats The Protagonist off and whips out a combat knife; managing to stab them in the chest before being punched away.[1]

While The Protagonist struggles to get the knife out, Cyrus stumbles over to a supply crate and gets his hands on a Shokolov AR. A second later, The Protagonist sees the Spec Ops SMG they had been carrying (dropped when they first jumped Cyrus) and makes a dive for it. Although the two combatants now face each other at gunpoint, The Protagonist's trigger finger acts up first, causing Cyrus to fall backwards into a vat of some unknown hazardous liquid. Before sinking to his death, Cyrus' right hand rises from the vat and activates a triggering mechanism; successfully launching the missile. The Protagonist then makes a break for the silo and manages to grab on to the warhead as it lifts off. Cyrus' crazy scheme is finally foiled when The Protagonist disables the missile mid-flight and skydives into the White House; setting the stage for them to become the P.O.T.U.S.[1][8][22] [10]

A virtual figment of Cyrus is created by Zinyak to maintain control over Kinzie Kensington's virtual simulation. Dressed in old-school military garb, Cyrus hosts a rally at the city hall, voicing his views on a "perfect" society and making Kinzie stand next to him on stage in a "poodle skirt." The Protagonist eventually arrives to save Kinzie and rewires the loudspeakers to play loud music instead, stimulating Kinzie and several virtual avatars to participate in dancing. Angry, Cyrus fixes his attention on The Protagonist, who defeats him with a Dubstep Gun.[23]

Cyrus appears for one last time within the confines of Simulation 31. Here he's taken over the SNG base at Sierra Point and is once again dressed in his STAG armor. He battles against Kinzie and The Protagonist by taking them on in a virtual rendering of his custom F-69 VTOL. When they destroy the jet, Cyrus bails out and resorts to the use of superpowers and "reinforcements" for the rest of the battle. Upon his defeat, Kinzie gains her own superpowers and finishes Cyrus off by angrily punching him several times in the face. Afterwards, he is reconstructed as a homie to serve the Saints.[3]

TriviaEdit

  • Cyrus is voiced by Tim Thomerson in Saints Row: The Third.[4] In Saints Row IV, he is voiced by Richard Epcar during his appearance in the first mission, "Zero Saints Thirty", while his simulated counterpart is voiced by Thomerson again in "Hello Teacup" and "Kinzie's Adventures".[5]
  • Cyrus can be seen in "The Sinners Pack" (also known as the "Opposition Pic Pack") of Xbox 360 GamerPic icons, alongside Matt Miller, Viola DeWynter, Phillipe Loren, Kiki DeWynter and Killbane.[24][25]
  • In the mission "My Name is Cyrus Temple", the player uses Image as Designed to look like Cyrus and infiltrate the Thermopylae pretending to be Cyrus.
  • Depending on the voice you have before hand it will result in a different, and humorous if you have the zombie voice, way of Cyrus Temple's interaction with other characters and Kia.
  • Despite being the leader of a force whose aim is to stop all gang violence, Cyrus seems fixated on only stopping The Saints until the last mission when they get into a fight with the Luchadores, the main antagonistic gang in the game.
  • The design of Cyrus seemed to be heavily influenced by Colonel Miles Quaritch, played by Stephen Lang from the movie Avatar. In fact, both men's attitude, the way they carried themselves, their body armor and facial structures all have strong resemblances.
  • After completing the mission "Gang Bang", Cyrus gives a speech and answers questions from interviewers; in his speech he refers to Jessica, a character from Saints Row 2, and reveals her surname, though it is unknown of his relation to her, or whether his position as Commander gave him access to such files.
  • Cyrus and STAG parody the Iraq War by having "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" banners.
  • During "My Name is Cyrus Temple" the player will mistakenly use the term 'Bloke' if using Male Voice 3, claiming that it was something he picked up while stationed in Britain however Kia replies that he was never stationed in the UK.
  • He apparently has no regard for human life, much like Kia, as he orders the Daedalus and STAG soldiers to fire blindly on the city, merely hoping that the Saints would be killed.
  • He seems to dislike Monica Hughes, despite her being the one who helped to create STAG. Saying "Zombies and Monica Hughes--? Shit."[18]
  • During "My Name is Cyrus Temple", if using Female Voice 1, Kia will reveal that she had sex or some form of sexual contact with Cyrus Temple, to which The Protagonist will reply with "I like... men...".
    • This is later confirmed in Cyrus Temple's Audio Logs in Saints Row IV he also state's she preformed a move called the helicopter.
  • It is unknown what position he held before the formation of STAG, though it can be assumed that it was military.
  • If using Female Voice 2 during "My Name is Cyrus Temple", while retaining Cyrus's accent, The Protagonist will still use Russian phrases and grammatics, such as calling teammates "comrades," or saying "is good plan" instead of "it is a good plan."
  • If using Female Voice 2 during "My Name is Cyrus Temple" The Protagonist will ask Kia what she thinks of Pierce, and when told about the Specter, will ask if it's good for forest combat and if it is able to hit trees without exploding, a reference to Return of the Jedi
  • Although he talks about taking a hardline, he is shown in STAG Film to be just as cowardly as all the antagonists in the Saints Row series as he fights The Protagonist in a vehicle, deploying scores of his soldiers, but ends up getting killed by The Protagonist.
  • Cyrus is most likely from the U.S Navy as his rank is a Naval rank.
  • Cyrus is past his prime as he tells The Protagonist that he has been a soldier longer than they been alive and considering that The Protagonist is most likely in their mid 30's, this would make him in his late 50's at least (The Protagonist being of High School age when the song "What I've Got" was released in 1996).
  • Cyrus Temple, like Julius Little in Saints Row and Dane Vogel in Saints Row 2 can be described in the saying "Don't worry about the snake that you can see (The Protagonist), worry about the snake you can't see". All 3 of them claim to support the general good but in reality have very selfish motives; Julius wanting a better lifestyle on the backs of others, Dane Vogel wanting to climb the corporate ladder of at the expense of everyone, and Cyrus wanting full martial control and the ability to suppress freedom by exploiting the fear in people.
  • The scene where Temple is seen executing a zombie, is a reference to a famous photo by Pultizer Prize-winning photographer Eddie Adams of South Vietnamese General Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Viet Cong prisoner.
  • A player has uploaded a Cyrus Protagonist to the Community Gallery.[26]
  • Cyrus intial speech on the Thermopylae can be seen to parody real life attitudes where those from wealthy backgrounds like Jessica Parish are seen as innocents gone astray, while those from poorer backgrounds like Maero and The Protagonists are seen to be the cause of all societies woes, in which although they hardly help, they are not in reality the intial cause of trouble in society
  • The character's name probably comes from the Persian (Iranian) king Cyrus the Great, who conquered Babylon and freed the Israelites and gave them money to rebuild The Great Temple in Jerusalem
  • A commander like Cyrus in reality would not be answering to Senator Monica Hughes but only to the Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon or the President assuming the game takes place on United States Soil.
  • Cyrus is the second non-gang antagonist with a personal custom vehicle with the first being Dane Vogel.
  • In an unused homie conversation with Phillipe Loren, Cyrus talks about how STAG had originally been planning to attack the Syndicate first. Phillipe retorts by telling him that Monica Hughes was in his pocket, and would never have allowed Cyrus to do it.[27]
  • Although the two had never met prior to Cyrus' death, the homie conversation between him and Johnny Gat has a somewhat surprising twist. Cyrus recalls that the government had him review Johnny's file shortly before STAG's deployment to Steelport. He also mentions that the list of people murdered by Johnny was the longest he had ever seen outside of a military war zone. Johnny brushes this off by stating that his record of murders is still under appeal in court (a reference to the events of "Appointed Defender").[28]
  • Despite his hatred for the Saints, one of his idle speeches has him expressing concern that Shaundi still holds a grudge against him for capturing her.[29]
    • When recruited with Shaundi, he is unable to apologise to her as she refuses to let him talk, and when Cyrus tries to talk again, Shaundi starts to threaten him in response to him still speaking to her.[30]
    • When recruited with Pierce, Cyrus asks him to talk to Shaundi for him as she wouldn't let him apologise, although Pierce argues that she wouldn't let him appologise to due to him having Kia kidnapping her in Stilwater Blues and detaining her on the Thermopylae (which Cyrus admits to) and that he's on his own.[31]
  • In Saints Row: The Third, Cyrus wields a 45 Shepherd during the STAG Party cutscene when proposing to The Protagonist, a Viper Laser Rifle after the cutscene, and a KA-1 Kobra during the Zombie Attack final cutscene. In Saints Row IV, Cyrus uses a Deacon 12-Gauge Shotgun in Kinzie's Adventures, and an Shokolov AR when recruited as a Homie.

QuotesEdit

Unknown Journalist: "How long will STAG be occupying Steelport?"
Cyrus: "There is no "occupation". We have the full support of Mayor Reynolds."
— Cyrus Temple, during his press conference at the end of "Gang Bang".

Jane Valderamma: "How will STAG impact our daily lives?"
Cyrus: "When we win the war on urban terror, you and your families will be safe again."
— Cyrus Temple during his press conference at the end of "Gang Bang".

The Protagonist: "I want STAG out of my city."
Cyrus: "Not gonna happen. STAG's mission is to eradicate the gangs in Steelport."
— Cyrus and The Protagonist in "STAG Party".

Kia: "Nyte Blayde is the face of STAG? Why don't you just put someone in a fucking deer suit?"
Monica Hughes: "Hearts and minds will win the war, my dear."
Cyrus: "Shock and awe wins war, Senator. Authorize the Daedalus and this will be all over."
Monica Hughes: "Absolutely not."
Cyrus: "That kid's gonna get himself killed."
Monica Hughes: "Well you'll ensure Josh Birk's safety or I'll find someone you can. Understand?"
Cyrus: "Yes, Ma'am"
— Cyrus, Kia and Monica Hughes, at the end of "Convoy Decoy".

Kia: "Sir, the commandos are en route. We'll have the whole city locked down in 72 hours."
Cyrus: "Outstanding. Thank you Kia."
Kia: "Permission to speak freely?"
Kia: "It's about damn time we took off the kid gloves."
Cyrus: "Two little words, Kia. Shock and awe."
— Cyrus and Kia, at the end of "My Name is Cyrus Temple".

Monica Hughes: "Commander what the hell are you doing?!"
Cyrus: "There have been some... complications, Senator."
Monica Hughes: "Complications?! Don't talk to me about complications--I want results!"
Cyrus: "You want results? Then authorize the use of the Daedalus!"
Monica Hughes: "Even if Congress got onboard, Homeland Security would never allow it! This is out of control. I am coming to Steelport!"
Cyrus: "Zombies and Monica Hughes--? Shit."
— At the end of "Zombie Attack".

Cyrus: "They can give you the key to the goddamn city, but soon as you screw up, we'll be back. And next time, STAG is gonna put you down."
The Protagonist: "I love you too Cyrus."
— Prior to the mission "Gangstas In Space".

I've been a soldier longer than you've been alive. You can't defeat me.
— Cyrus to The Protagonist during "STAG Film".

Come here you hoodlum! I'm ending you, Saint, once and for all!
— Cyrus to The Protagonist during "Zero Saints Thirty".

You're not leaving here!
— Cyrus to The Protagonist during "Zero Saints Thirty".

Best to just give up now!
— Cyrus' last words.

You can count on me
— Cyrus when called in as a Homie in Saints Row IV

Stop with the friendly fire!
— Cyrus when hit by The Protagonist and gaining hate in Saints Row IV

That's how you treat people?
— Cyrus when hit by The Protagonist and gaining hate in Saints Row IV

Stop hitting me or we'll have problems!
— Cyrus when hit by The Protagonist and gaining hate in Saints Row IV

I thought I was your ally?
— Cyrus when hit by The Protagonist and gaining hate in Saints Row IV

Alien occupation, pff. These guys should have seen Nam
— One of Cyrus's idle comments comparing the Zin occupation to the Vietnam War

Hmm, Senator Hughes would not approve of this
— One of Cyrus's idle comments

The enemy of my enemy
— One of Cyrus's idle comments

Zinyak would make a hell of a senator
— One of Cyrus's idle comments where he praises Zinyak

Hope Shaundi isn't holding her capture against me
— One of Cyrus's idle comments that shows his concern that Shaundi is still holding a grudge against him

Hope I'm not court marshaled for this
— One of Cyrus's idle comments

Guess I'm dismissed then
— Cyrus when when being dismissed in Saints Row IV

Alright, see you back at base
— Cyrus when being dismissed in Saints Row IV

Audio LogsEdit

When I first signed on to head the STAG initiative, I figured it would be a cushy job. After all, pitting a military organization against common street thugs seemed like a one-sided battle. The Saints changed that perspective quickly. Monica Hughes had no idea what she was sending me into.
Cyrus Audio Log 079
— Cyrus Audio Log 1
The leader of the Saints is insane. We expected them to tear through Steelport, but no one knew what they were really capable of. After they destroyed that aircraft carrier, Hughes should've approved the Daedalus right then and there.
Cyrus Audio Log 309
— Cyrus Audio Log 2
I'll never regret that night I had with Kia. She opened my eyes to things I'd only seen in... Guam. What did she call it,... the helicopter? There's no way they teach that in basic training.
Cyrus Audio Log 080
— Cyrus Audio Log 3

Homie ConversationsEdit

Cyrus and Asha

Asha: "You know a good deal of STAG technology came from MI6."
Cyrus: "Pardon me? I'll have you know everything we use is 100% designed and made in the U.S.A."
Asha: "You honestly can't believe that can you?"
Cyrus: "I have the personal assurance of the highest authority in my country!"
Asha: "You mean, from the President? A person just like the current president who you tried to kill back in Steelport?"
Cyrus: "Yeah! Just like- Damn!"
Homie Convo Cyrus Asha

Cyrus and CID

Cyrus: "You know you remind me of some tech our R.N.D department worked up for training exercises in STAG."
CID: "I can understand the need for wanting something with a vast knowledge database and mercenary tendencies in your military training."
Cyrus: "Actually we just use it for moving target practice."
Homie Convo Cyrus CID

Cyrus and Keith

Cyrus: "So I'm supposed to believe you're the Vice President of the United States."
Keith David: "That's right. Why is that so hard to believe?"
Cyrus: "I'm just surprised you aren't the ACTUAL president. Seems more fitting for a man of your character."
Keith David: "You make a very compelling point."
Homie Convo Cyrus Keith

Cyrus and Kinzie

Kinzie: "Cyrus."
Cyrus: "Uh, ye-yes, ma'am."
Kinzie: "Talk to me again after this and I'll rework your code in the simulation so you'll spend every waking minute in excruciating agony centered on your... lower body."
Kinzie: "Good, you're learning,"
Homie Convo Cyrus Kinzie

Cyrus and Matt

Cyrus: "Aren't you the kid who hacked into STAG secure database and changed all the top secret filenames to...What was it? Something with an R."
Matt Miller: "What? Me? No, I'm sure of thinking of somebody else. I'm a member of MI6."
Cyrus: "I remember, RagnarokWins. You sure that wasn't you?"
Matt Miller: "RagnarokWinsAgain. And yes that totally wasn't me."
Homie Convo Cyrus Matt

Cyrus and Phillipe

Cyrus: "You know, if the Saints weren't pushed to the top of the list, STAG was planning to move against you and your Syndicate."
Phillipe: "That would never have occurred, Monsieur Temple. Senator Hughes and I had a long standing business arrangement."
Cyrus: "I don't believe you."
Phillipe: "Why do you think it took my death before she let you off the leash?"
Cyrus: "That was because of her precious bridge in Stilwater."
Phillipe: "And who do you think paid for that bridge, Commander?"
Homie Convo Cyrus Phillipe

Cyrus and Roddy

Cyrus: "I never understood why men with your natural martial talent never joined the special forces."
Roddy Piper: "I doubt I could entertain a crowd of fans if I were in the military."
Cyrus: "But, is that really better than serving your country to the best of your abilities?"
Roddy Piper: "If you think giving our soldiers something special to smile about on a weekly basis isn't worth my while, then we got a problem."
Cyrus: "No, there's no problem."
Homie Convo Cyrus Roddy

Fun Shaundi and Cyrus

Fun Shaundi: "Heard you kidnapped me or something."
Cyrus: "That was business."
Fun Shaundi: "And what about seducing me and make me serve your every little fantasy?"
Cyrus: "Wait, what? I-I never."
Fun Shaundi: "Haha. You should see your face."
Homie Convo Shaundi SR2 Cyrus

Gat and Cyrus

Cyrus: "I remember reading your file when STAG was first handed the task of taking down the Saints."
Johnny Gat: "Bet it was a good read."
Cyrus: "The list of people killed by you was the longest I'd seen in my entire career, outside a military war zone."
Johnny Gat: "Hey, that list is under appeal in court."
Cyrus: "And look were you ended up. Captured and imprisoned for years by an alien warlord, your friends thinking you were dead."
Johnny Gat: "Hey, at least I'm alive. It's more than I can say for you."
Homie Convo Gat Cyrus

Julius and Cyrus

Cyrus: "You know, you would've made my job a lot easier if you hadn't failed to finish off the Boss on that boat."
Julius: "You would've made your own job easier by not going after the Saints at all. Guess we both fucked up."
Homie Convo Julius Cyrus

King and Cyrus

Cyrus: "I have to say, Mr. King, I'm a big fan."
Ben King: "Thank you."
Cyrus: "Your book, the story behind your rise and fall in the Vice Kings, the message it gives to those caught in the criminal lifestyle, it really moved me."
Ben King: "I'm glad it did."
Cyrus: "It was instrumental in pitching the STAG initiative to the brass, in fact you might say without you the Special Tactical Anti Gang unit wouldn't exist."
Ben King: "That's... great, yeah."
Homie Convo King Cyrus

Maero and Cyrus

Maero: "So you really thought you could bring down the Saints with your little army?"
Cyrus: "Of course, STAG was trained for dealing with gang violence, we had the best high-tech weaponry available at the time."
Maero: "Yet you still failed."
Cyrus: "If the government had approved more extreme measures earlier, there would have been no question of our success."
Maero: "You simply don't get it, you had no chance, ever."
Homie Convo Maero Cyrus

Pierce and Cyrus

Cyrus: "Look Pierce, could you talk to Shaundi for me?"
Pierce: "Why the hell would I do that?"
Cyrus: "She won't let me apologize for what happened back in Steelport."
Pierce: "You mean for having your attack dog kidnap her and throw her in the brig? Ya think?"
Cyrus: "Well, yeah."
Pierce: "Hell no, man, you're on your own."
Homie Convo Pierce Cyrus

Shaundi and Cyrus

Cyrus: "Shaundi, I..."
Shaundi: "Oh no! Don't even speak to me. You don't get that right."
Cyrus: "But..."
Shaundi: "Open your mouth again and you'll be singing falsetto permanently."
Homie Convo Shaundi Cyrus

Tanya and Cyrus

Cyrus: "'Cough' Tanya, isn't it?"
Tanya: "Yeah, what'd you need?"
Cyrus: "I was wondering ahh... what your rates are?"
Tanya: "Pardon?"
Cyrus: "Your rates. I was curious what they are."
Tanya: "My rates!? I run the business, not work in it."
Cyrus: "Oh! Ah, terribly sorry. It's just, well, look at you."
Homie Convo Tanya Cyrus

Veteran Child and Cyrus

Cyrus: "Is there any way I can get an autograph some time?"
Veteran Child: "From me? Sure thing. Were you a fan of my show?"
Cyrus: "Oh no, I never heard it before. My niece was the one who loved it. Personally I hate hippy bullshit."
Veteran Child: "Well, thanks."
Homie Convo DJVC Cyrus

Gallery Edit

  • Promotional artwork of Cyrus Temple.
  • A banner of Cyrus, which first revealed his existence in the game.
  • Cyrus in "The Sinners Pack" of Xbox 360 GamerPics (second from the right).
  • Cyrus as seen in the "Pimps and Gimps" trailer.
  • Cyrus and STAG.
  • The Protagonist disguised as Cyrus, and Pierce.
  • Cyrus about to execute a zombie.
  • In-game promotional image of Cyrus in Saints Row: The Third.
  • Image sent via email from THQ confirming his last name.
  • Cyrus (The Protagonist in disguise) with Pierce, Viola, and Shaundi.
  • Cyrus Temple
  • "Chase Cyrus" objective in Zero Saints Thirty
  • Cyrus Temple in Saints Row IV
  • The Protagonist dressed in STAG armor and Cyrus Temple in Saints Row IV
  • Cyrus Temple using N-Forcer's mounted turret in Saints Row IV
  • 1950s Cyrus Temple in Saints Row IV.
  • Cyrus Temple in Saints Row IV (without his STAG Armour).
  • Cyrus and The Protagonist engaging in combat during Saints Row IV.
  • Cyrus, prior to his death.
  • Virtual Cyrus Temple in Simulation 31.
  • Cyrus Temple up close
  • Terrorist Cyrus model.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Mission: Zero Saints Thirty
  2. Dialogue: Homie conversation:

    Veteran Child and Cyrus

    Cyrus: "Is there any way I can get an autograph some time?"
    Veteran Child: "From me? Sure thing. Were you a fan of my show?"
    Cyrus: "Oh no, I never heard it before. My niece was the one who loved it. Personally I hate hippy bullshit."
    Veteran Child: "Well, thanks."
    Homie Convo DJVC Cyrus
  3. 3.0 3.1 Mission: Kinzie's Adventures
  4. 4.0 4.1 Saints Row Wiki: Saints Row: The Third credits
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Saints Row Wiki: Saints Row IV credits
  6. Image:
    Cyrus

    Promotional artwork of Cyrus

  7. Surname confirmed via an email from THQ and V-Singular on the official Saints Row forums.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Youtube: Zero Saints Thirty gameplay footage
    Kinzie: "Cyrus has soldiers everywhere, so be alert."
    Cyrus: "I should have killed you in Steelport."
    Zero Saints Thirty dialogue
  9. Gamingtrend: We go in deep with Saints Row IV
  10. 10.0 10.1 Image: "Chase Cyrus" objective
  11. 11.0 11.1 Mission: Gang Bang
  12. Saints Row website: Cyrus shirley Temple, post #5
  13. Mission: Convoy Decoy
  14. Mission: Nyte Blayde's Return
  15. 15.0 15.1 Mission: STAG Party
  16. Mission: Stilwater Blues
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Mission: My Name is Cyrus Temple
  18. 18.0 18.1 Mission: Zombie Attack
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 Mission: Three Way
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 Mission: STAG Film
  21. Twitter: Steve Jaros' comment about canon ending
  22. http://gamingtrend.com/2013/07/03/merica-we-go-in-deep-with-saints-row-iv/
  23. Mission: Hello Teacup
  24. Saints Row website: Saints Row: The Third - Become a Saint With Your XBL GamerPic!, retrieved 2nd August 2011
  25. Xbox Marketplace: Opposition Pic Pack, retrieved 2nd August 2011
  26. Saints Row website: Community Gallery
  27. Dialogue: Homie conversation:

    Cyrus and Phillipe

    Cyrus: "You know, if the Saints weren't pushed to the top of the list, STAG was planning to move against you and your Syndicate."
    Phillipe: "That would never have occurred, Monsieur Temple. Senator Hughes and I had a long standing business arrangement."
    Cyrus: "I don't believe you."
    Phillipe: "Why do you think it took my death before she let you off the leash?"
    Cyrus: "That was because of her precious bridge in Stilwater."
    Phillipe: "And who do you think paid for that bridge, Commander?"
    Homie Convo Cyrus Phillipe
  28. Dialogue: Homie conversation:

    Gat and Cyrus

    Cyrus: "I remember reading your file when STAG was first handed the task of taking down the Saints."
    Johnny Gat: "Bet it was a good read."
    Cyrus: "The list of people killed by you was the longest I'd seen in my entire career, outside a military war zone."
    Johnny Gat: "Hey, that list is under appeal in court."
    Cyrus: "And look were you ended up. Captured and imprisoned for years by an alien warlord, your friends thinking you were dead."
    Johnny Gat: "Hey, at least I'm alive. It's more than I can say for you."
    Homie Convo Gat Cyrus
  29. Dialogue: Idle Dialogue
  30. Dialogue: Homie conversation

    Shaundi and Cyrus

    Cyrus: "Shaundi, I..."
    Shaundi: "Oh no! Don't even speak to me. You don't get that right."
    Cyrus: "But..."
    Shaundi: "Open your mouth again and you'll be singing falsetto permanently."
    Homie Convo Shaundi Cyrus
  31. Dialogue: Homie conversation

    Pierce and Cyrus

    Cyrus: "Look Pierce, could you talk to Shaundi for me?"
    Pierce: "Why the hell would I do that?"
    Cyrus: "She won't let me apologize for what happened back in Steelport."
    Pierce: "You mean for having your attack dog kidnap her and throw her in the brig? Ya think?"
    Cyrus: "Well, yeah."
    Pierce: "Hell no, man, you're on your own."
    Homie Convo Pierce Cyrus
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