Strifeguy is the unnamed hero in the game Strife. The Manual describes him as being a wandering mercenary who has been lead to the town of Tarnhill by the rumors of a conflict between The Order and The Front. The town is currently under martial law, and you have been farmed for looting, disarmed and hauled away by a couple of Acolytes to the local sewage plant for questioning, but they really intend to execute you quickly and dispose of your remains in the muck. However, you still have your knife concealed on you. He is also stated to be completely human, unlike the Order's troops, who are fused with mechanical parts.
Although the player sprites in the game depict him as a slightly more unique looking Front soldier, the in-game art of him depicts him in the cut-scenes as a blond man with a blue cape, and a red vest of leather armor, and blue elbow-length gloves; while during play his gloves are light gray, cover only the palms and fingers, strapped on the wrist. In addition to the gloves, he wears a bracer with electronics on his right arm (and possibly on the left arm too). Presumably, this is where the communicator, computer map and scanner are supposed to be plugged.