|Voiced by||Adam Reed|
|Family||Randy Gillette (brother)|
|“||Girl please, nobody's that gay.||”|
Ray Gillette is an openly gay ISIS analyst and field agent.
Ray is one of the more optimistic and genuinely good-natured agents at ISIS, though he has a history of acerbic and sarcastic behavior as well. Unlike Sterling, he is not nearly as selfish, such as voluntarily going to rescue Pam after her kidnapping, as well as picking up the jobs of others when they're unable to. Like most of ISIS, he finds Sterling rather annoying, and takes pleasure in tormenting him, such as the time he found Malory's vibrator hidden in her desk. After being paralyzed by Sterling for real however, Ray has shown genuine anger and hostility towards him, going far as to prevent backup being sent when Sterling was being gunned down by KGB agents.
Ray is not without his vices, casually spending ISIS funding renting a Malaysian slave boy. He is also prone to dishing out frequent insults towards his co-workers.
Prior to his employment at ISIS, Ray had a very interesting and diverse array of life experiences. Details of this life include:
- Cheerleading at Marshall University, demonstrated by deftly lifting Lana while attempting to escape the pirate fortress' dungeon.
- Competing in the Olympics in a giant slalom skiing competition and coming in third place, taking the bronze.
- Being married for 2 years to a lesbian he met at a "pray away the gay" camp. (He admits "it was a pretty weird time for me.")
- Being a disgraced former minister, who is still capable of performing marriages for straight couples. (He is aware of the irony.) This fact comes in handy, as he wears a black shirt and collar underneath his clothes.
- Once killed a bear with a bow as a child and was forced to take a bite of its heart by his father.
Career at ISISEdit
Ray has a stressed relationship with Malory and claims that he could write a book about the secrets he knows about ISIS. He has skills in electrical engineering and communications. He is often contacted by field agents to walk them through bomb defusals. When called to the ISIS control room Ray often wears his crisis vest.
He assisted the ISIS field agents on their trip to Switzerland to help protect Anka Schlotz.
He assisted Archer in his plan to prevent ODIN from purchasing ISIS. When they were laying out a plan to do so with dolls and a map of the building, he was the "little pink sailor"
When Pam was kidnapped, he assisted in the control room with tracking the phone call. When it was apparent that nobody would rescue her, he volunteered, which spurred Archer and Lana to volunteer. Malory decided to send Ray and Archer on the mission.
On a mission to Monaco the ISIS team was tasked with obtaining a data disc that was valuable to Malory. Ray accompanied and assisted in the mission. When things went bad, he disguised himself as Malory to expedite the mission. He ended up driving a Formula 1 car in pursuit of Benoit. When a helicopter started firing on the ISIS drivers, Ray's car 'mysteriously' lost engine power which kept him out of harm's way.
Malory sent Ray on a mission that brought him near the Russian border, despite Archer's volunteering to go on the mission. He was about to parachute off the C-130 when Archer knocked him unconscious so he could take the mission. Ray remained unconscious for an hour and sustained a heavy injury to his eye. After Archer returned with Katya Kazanova, he accompanied Malory, Lana and Doctor Krieger on their mission to eliminate Archer and Katya because they appeared to have double-crossed the agency.After Katya's death, Malory sent Ray and Lana on a mission to retrieve Archer from Pangu Island. In order to ensure they could complete the important mission, she leant them the ISIS Black Titanium Credit Card. With an unlimited budget, Ray took advantage of the situation buying extravagant items, such travel by private jet, purchasing a yacht and even "renting" a servant.
While Lana piloted the yacht, she got annoyed by Ray and jarred the yacht, causing a make-up applicator to get lodged in his eye. (Though unlike Rip Riley, who was blinded on the same mission, Ray was not blinded) Throughout the events of the series, this would be Ray's second eye injury in the same eye.
After injuring his eye he is shot in the abdomen by "Bucky" (the now arrested pirate mutineer) and is also seen in the end of the episode in an electric wheelchair being called a cripple by Cheryl.
In the Episode Drift Problem, it might have suggested that he faked being handicapped after he said "Ow...I think" after Archer dropped him after he saw his birthday car.
In the episode Bloody Ferlin, it is revealed that Ray had faked being handicapped for six months, telling Lana and Archer "I never said I was paralyzed, you just assumed I was!"
During the season three finale, Ray accompanies Archer and company to a space shuttle to help thwart an apparent mutiny. After they are double-crossed by their employer on the mission and escape, Archer causes the space shuttle to crash land on earth, injuring everyone but himself. In the final scene, Ray leaves the room using his wheelchair, revealing he was genuinly paralyzed by the crash. Archer is confused by his anger insisting that he "already had the chair."
In the opening of Season 4, Ray follows the rest of the group to a resort in hopes of restoring Archer's suppressed memories, while at the same time expressing heavy disdain over his paralyzed state. Later in the episode, he receives radio contact requesting aid to backup Archer after he and Lana are ambushed by KGB agents attempting to hunt down Archer. Ray spitefully hides the request from Malory and the others, denying to send Archer any backup.
In Legs, after hitting the breaking point of frustration with Sterling and some coercion by Krieger, Ray decides to undergo an operation to restore his ability to walk by having his lower body replaced with bionic prosthetics. Despite Pam's subpar assistance in the operation and Sterling's many failed attempts to stop the process out of his fear of cyborgs, the operation is a success, allowing Ray to walk once more. However in the fourth season finale Sea Tunt: Part II the CPU controlling his legs gets fried by a defibrillator thanks to Archer, and he is once again wheelchair bound.
Ray would go through a depression for most of the fifth season but in Housecall Kreiger mentenioned to Cyril "Remind me to reboot the CPU on ray's legs" revealing that his legs can be fixed and Krieger just kept the information from him so that when he tells him he would be even more happy.
- "She (Mallory) has never liked me. But I'm gonna write a book about this place. Mm-hmm. A real smackaroonie."
- "Double Dukes!"
- "Triple Dukes!"
- "Try to think about something else...like how there's no sink in there."
- "Cars slowing down, must be out of...carburetor!"
- "You can't tourniquet the taint!"
- "You know..."
- Ray's full name is Raymond Q. Gillette, as stated in White Elephant.
- He has $205,188 in his ISIS 401(k) account. However, when he was informed that his 401k is gone he says that he had "almost two hundred grand."
- Ray is good friends with Lana Kane. When Lana offers the ISIS employees the chance to have sex on Cyril's desk in exchange for money, Ray lines up, stating that no one is gay enough to turn down sex with her. When it appears that Lana will be promoted to head of the agency, she reassures Ray that she will definitely keep him on board. At a baby shower for Seamus, Lana gets drunk and begs Ray to "pump a baby" into her.
- Originally a field operative, after his alleged paralyzation Ray was removed from the active field agent roster, being replaced by Cyril Figgis. Despite his objections to this, he did not reveal his paralyzation was fake at the time, until he was discovered on a ladder inside the ISIS armory, afterwards returning to the active field agent roster. At the end of season 3, Ray was genuinely paralyzed following a space shuttle crash.
- He has two nickel-plated M1911 pistols, custom-engraved with the names Barbra and Liza, references to gay icons Barba Streisand and Liza Minnelli.
- Ray is a good artist, being able to flawlessly draw the snake that bit Archer in Once Bitten.
- His blood type is O-positive.
- He owns two cats, one of which may have FIP.
- He is only ever seen eating sushi with sake during lunch.
- He appears to use ecstasy (at raves).
- He stated that it was "assumed" by his coworkers that he was paralyzed, however, he affirmed their assumptions multiple times, such as in El Contador when he was told they would have to "pee in a cup" to which he replied "I can't even do ya'll." and also in The Limited, when asked if he was okay he replied "Paralyzed, but yea, other than that fine." Despite this, he spent several episodes remaining in the wheelchair outside of work.
- Ray became a cyborg in Season 4, restoring his ability to walk. The operation involved replacing the bones in his legs and pelvis with robotic prosthetic, as opposed to completely replacing the bone and muscle tissue like Katya and Barry. Although this restored his mobility, Ray is unable to perform the incredible physical feats displayed by Katya and Barry, as attempts to do so place great strain on his organic parts.
- Ray is the fourth character in the series to become a cyborg.
- Ray's Paralysis has become a recurring gag, as well as the fact that it is always caused by Archer in some way.
- Ray is currently the only main character that is not credited as part of the main cast in the opening credits.
Season 2 Edit
- "Swiss Miss"
- "A Going Concern"
- "Blood Test"
- "Stage Two"
- "Placebo Effect"
- "El Secuestro"
- "Jeu Monégasque"
- "Double Trouble"
- "Heart of Archness: Part I"
- "Heart of Archness: Part II"
- "Heart of Archness: Part III"
- "El Contador"
- "Drift Problem"
- "Bloody Ferlin"
- "Lo Scandalo"
- "Space Race: Part I"
- "Space Race: Part II
- "Fugue and Riffs"
- "The Wind Cries Mary"
- "Midnight Ron"
- "Viscous Coupling"
- "Live and Let Dine"
- "The Honeymooners "
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