The Civilian is only found in "VIP escort" type maps and other special modes. This weak, slow character is originally armed with just an Umbrella (the functional equivalent of a Crowbar). He typically requires the protection of his teammates in order to complete a map's objectives.
In TFC, the Civilian was sometimes referred to as "the prez," "fatty," "the blueberry," or "Mr. Potato Head". It is expected that the Fortress Forever version will be called some variation of "Winston Churchill" as the Civilian's appearance is heavily influenced by a certain famous picture of Winston Churchill.
The Civilian has also been heavily used as a generic class in fun or skill maps. These maps are usually an adventure made by custom mappers where players (usually working as a team) are given the basic objective of reaching the end of the map, with various challenges along the way.
The Civilian also functions as the goalkeeper in Waterpolo. On this map his umbrella will instantly kill opponents and he is invulnerable to damage as long as he stays inside the goal area. Outside of the goal area he takes four times as much damage from weapons.
Previously, the Spy could not disguise as a Civilian; this is no longer the case in Fortress Forever.
Useful if it rains.
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