- "It's better to shoot someone innocent than to let someone guilty get away. And it's better to shoot first than to risk getting shot, even if you're not 100% sure. That's how we will win this war. That's how we will save this city. Collateral damage is to be expected."
- — Charles Bliss
Lieutenant Colonel Charles Bliss is the commander of the Last Man Battalion (LMB). Prior to becoming the Commander of the Last Man Battalion, Bliss served in the United States Armed Forces and retired before the outbreak to work in the private security sector where he created the Last Man Battalion. Bliss and his PMC were hired by Wall Street Corporations to protect their assets, but after they were trapped behind the quarantine zone, Bliss took matters into his own hands and started carving out New York for himself, promising to take it back from the "liars and thieves."
He rules with an iron fist, betraying both the Joint Task Force and the Division at the behest of his ally, rogue agent Aaron Keener. Charles Bliss is killed in a helicopter battle when it crashes, during the raid on the United Nations Embassy. Bliss acts as the final boss of the game. His death marks the collapse of the LMB, although it is revealed that the remaining LMB may have found new leadership.
Duty, honor, strength are just a few words to describe the character of Charles Bliss. Respected by his men who would "follow him to the gates of hell", chose to break his contract with the Wall Street tycoons when he saw no use or benefit to him or his men guarding "dead server farms". While he accepted the alliance with him and Aaron Keener, he was to criticize how much the Second Wave have targeted the LMB, and how much this deal benefited Aaron Keener more than him.
After Keener betrays and leaves him for dead, he is thrown into a state of rage, but decided to first deal with the Second Wave agents and JTF storming the General Assembly before going after Keener. Bliss also showed a sense of honor and morale, as he refused to flee in his personal helicopter and instead decided that he would rather die besides his soldiers than fly away like a coward.