History Characters / AlanWake

16th Apr '16 1:45:23 PM TinMan
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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler: His rewriting of the Darkness to give it a weak spot.]]

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler: His rewriting of the Darkness to give it a weak spot.]]]] He [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu broke his arm]] in the process, but was aware that it was going to happen because [[GenreSavvy that's how horror stories work]].


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* GenreBlind: His undoing. [[spoiler:He tried to take shortcuts in defeating the Dark Presence, but it didn't work, leaving him trapped in Cauldron Lake.]]


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* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:For Emil Hartman. He apparently caught on, but by then it was too late.]]
16th Apr '16 1:38:13 PM TinMan
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* MoralityPet: For Alan. Without her, he may well have turned out like Mr. Scratch.



* ShipTease: With Sheriff Breaker. By the time of ''American Nightmare'', they're still in contact with each other.



* NoodleIncident: How exactly she was 'touched' by the Dark Presence.



* {{Yandere}}: She was quite taken with Thomas Zane, but you can find hidden messages left by her that read "I curse you, Thomas Zane", implying she holds him responsible for her current status.



* JustThinkOfThePotential: [[spoiler:He's urges Alan to do this in regards to the reality warping power of Cauldron Lake.]]



* TheManBehindTheMan: He was [[spoiler:manipulating Mott.]]

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* TheManBehindTheMan: He was [[spoiler:manipulating Mott.]]Mott and Thomas Zane]]


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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: He's indirectly responsible for everything that happens in the game. [[spoiler:After Barbara Jagger's death, he was the one who encouraged Thomas Zane to use the powers of Cauldron Lake to resurrect her, which woke the Dark Presence from its slumber.]]
12th Mar '16 6:36:13 PM Knowall
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* IHaveYourWife: Kidnaps Alice near the beginning of the game.

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* IHaveYourWife: Kidnaps Alice near the beginning of the game. [[spoiler:Except not really. It was a ruse to get Alan to finish the manuscript for Dr. Hartman.]]



* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Towards Rose. [[spoiler:It will never come to fruition now that he's been Taken]].

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Towards Rose. [[spoiler:It will never come to fruition now that he's been Taken]].Taken and killed]].



* ImYourBiggestFan: Is a fangirl for authors, especially Alan.
* PassingTheTorch: [[spoiler:Implied to be the new Lady of the Light.]]

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* ImYourBiggestFan: Is a die-hard fangirl for authors, especially Alan.
* PassingTheTorch: [[spoiler:Implied to be the new Lady of the Light.Light after Cynthia.]]



* HollywoodLaw: Apparantly thinks the world runs on this, as he boasts that a manuscript of a famous crime-novelist is evidence that he is attempting to murder a federal agent. [[JustifiedTrope Granted, he is more or less insane.]]

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* HollywoodLaw: Apparantly thinks the world runs on this, as he boasts that a manuscript of a famous crime-novelist is evidence that he is attempting to murder a federal agent. [[JustifiedTrope Granted, he is more or less insane.insane, not to mention driven to anger by the death of his partner.]]



* {{Expy}}: She has quite a lot in common with the Log Lady from ''Series/TwinPeaks''.

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* {{Expy}}: Expy: She has quite a lot in common with the Log Lady from ''Series/TwinPeaks''.



* MysteriousProtector: [[spoiler:She is the Lady of the Light.]]

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* MysteriousProtector: [[spoiler:She is the Lady of the Light.Light mentioned in the song written by the Anderson Brothers.]]



* TriangRelations: [[spoiler: It seems that she suffers from a type 4 with Thomas Zane... And she doesn't seem to be really over it, [[RoomFullOfCrazy if you read some of the writings she left about him]].]]

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* TriangRelations: [[spoiler: It seems that she suffers from a type 4 with Thomas Zane... And she doesn't seem to be really over it, [[RoomFullOfCrazy if you read some of it.]]
* RoomFullOfCrazy: During Chapter 3, Alan can find a few ruins in
the writings she left about him]].]]woods, with a basement room containing most of her writing, showing both nostalgia and angst towards Thomas Zane.



* BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler:With the Dark Presence and Agent Nightingale, but never meets the latter.]]

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* BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler:With the Dark Presence and Agent Nightingale, but never meets his interaction with the latter.latter is barely even a plot point. Instead, it's recorded in one of his tapes.]]



* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler:An official post-game comic shows that he's alive and well after his encounter with the Dark Presence. It's never explained why he was spared.]]

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* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler:An official post-game comic shows that he's alive and well after his encounter with the Dark Presence. It's never explained why he was spared.spared, or if he's truly still himself at all.]]
21st Dec '15 2:02:58 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* {{Expy}}: She has quite a lot in common with the Log Lady from ''Series/TwinPeaks''.
2nd Dec '15 4:40:29 PM trevie
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* CoolOldGuy: It may not be obvious the first time you meet him, but he is definately more awesome then he first appears.

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* CoolOldGuy: It may not be obvious the first time you meet him, but he is definately definitely more awesome then he first appears.



* RetiredBadass: He's a former police officer, and is on the list of people Sheriff Breaker gives to Barry to call with the message "Night Springs", which tells us he knows something about the town's DarkSecret and is prepared to fight it. This might even be the reason he run's an all night radio program.

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* RetiredBadass: He's a former police officer, and is on the list of people Sheriff Breaker gives to Barry to call with the message "Night Springs", which tells us he knows something about the town's DarkSecret and is prepared to fight it. This might even be the reason he run's runs an all night radio program.
23rd Oct '15 8:20:23 AM Morgenthaler
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Alan's agent and best friend, who rushes to Bright Falls when things go down. Initially skeptical of what's happening, he rapidly [[GenreSavvy catches on]] and begins to help Alan. By the end of the game, [[spoiler: he's loaded with flares, Christmas light body armor, and a headlamp to fight the Taken.]]

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Alan's agent and best friend, who rushes to Bright Falls when things go down. Initially skeptical of what's happening, he rapidly [[GenreSavvy catches on]] on and begins to help Alan. By the end of the game, [[spoiler: he's loaded with flares, Christmas light body armor, and a headlamp to fight the Taken.]]



* GenreSavvy: Although all the women become this by the third loop, Emma catches on the quickest and starts setting up things as early as the second loop. Lampshaded when Alan rescues her the third time.
-->'''Emma:''' Is it bad that this time I went, "Oh, he's gonna be right along to save my ass!"?
-->'''Alan:''' Not as long as I show up, I guess.
4th Sep '15 7:03:46 PM DanielBenner8891
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* AssholeVictim: He is taken by the darkness.
28th Aug '15 9:26:32 AM PriceCheck
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* SmugSnake
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan]]: He was [[spoiler:manipulating Mott.]]

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* SmugSnake
SmugSnake: [[spoiler: It doesn't seem to occur to him in all his plotting that maybe the Dark Presence is more powerful than he's giving it credit for.]]
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan]]: TheManBehindTheMan: He was [[spoiler:manipulating Mott.]]



* [[spoiler:CutsceneBoss: Once Alan loaded Alice's film into the projector, he really didn't have a chance...]]

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* [[spoiler:CutsceneBoss: Once CutsceneBoss: [[spoiler:Once Alan loaded Alice's film into the projector, he really didn't have a chance...]]



* EvilTwin
* FauxAffablyEvil

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* EvilTwin
EvilTwin: He's exactly what Alan would be if he was evil.
* FauxAffablyEvilFauxAffablyEvil: He feigns pleasantness when he wants his victims to be off guard.



* TheHedonist

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* TheHedonistTheHedonist: Everything he does in his existence is for his own enjoyment.



* LaughablyEvil
* [[spoiler:NonActionBigBad]]: [[spoiler:For all his boasts and taunts, all he ever bothers to do is send random Taken after Alan rather than try to deal with him directly. Even his victims are all either tied up and helpless or taken by surprise.]]

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* LaughablyEvil
LaughablyEvil: Despite all his nastiness his commentary is actually pretty entertaining.
* [[spoiler:NonActionBigBad]]: NonActionBigBad: [[spoiler:For all his boasts and taunts, all he ever bothers to do is send random Taken after Alan rather than try to deal with him directly. Even his victims are all either tied up and helpless or taken by surprise.]]



* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: In ''American Nightmare'', he's pretty heavily implied to have taken advantage of the girl at the Drive-In, using his darkness to render her more pliable than she would have been normally.
* SlasherSmile

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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: In ''American Nightmare'', SlasherSmile: One of his most noted features whenever he's pretty heavily implied to have taken advantage of the girl at the Drive-In, using his darkness to render her more pliable than she would have been normally.
* SlasherSmile
in a good mood.



* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: At least twice. She's killed by the Darkness at the end of Act 1 and 2, although she starts remembering her deaths in Act 2, and in 3 she and Alan figure out how to finally prevent it by stopping the Taken from knocking out her garage's fuse box.]]

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* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: At BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:At least twice. She's killed by the Darkness at the end of Act 1 and 2, although she starts remembering her deaths in Act 2, and in 3 she and Alan figure out how to finally prevent it by stopping the Taken from knocking out her garage's fuse box.]]



* WrenchWench

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* WrenchWenchWrenchWench: A female mechanic, and one used to getting shit for it too.



[[spoiler:She eventually helps you to decode a mysterious signal that holds the key to defeating Mr. Scratch.]]



* MsFanservice

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* MsFanservice MsFanservice: A hot scientist wearing a little black dress underneath a labcoat. Possibly the result of the world Alan's in being inspired by pulp fiction.


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[[spoiler: The subsequent events of the game were written out by him in a novel titled "Departure," which is being brought to life by the magic of Cauldron Lake. The Dark Presence touched him and affected his mind, convincing him to write a horror story that would allow him to bring his wife back, but would also give the Presence enough power to spread over the entire world. Realizing this and breaking free of its control, he rewrote the story so that he was the protagonist and could fight the Presence and save his wife.]]



* [[spoiler:[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Did You Just Rewrite Cthulhu?]]]]

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* [[spoiler:[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Did You Just Rewrite Cthulhu?]]]]DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler: His rewriting of the Darkness to give it a weak spot.]]



* TheHero
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: ''Maybe''. [[spoiler: As of the end of "The Writer" he's on his way back to the real world.]]

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* TheHero
TheHero: The protagonist and the only one with the power to stop the Darkness. [[spoiler: This is actually his own design.]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: HeroicSacrifice: ''Maybe''. [[spoiler: As of the end of "The Writer" he's on his way back to the real world.]]



* [[spoiler:RealityWarper]]: His manuscript pages foreshadow various events throughout the game.
* [[spoiler:SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere: As of the end Alan is trapped in the cabin under Cauldron Lake.]]

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* [[spoiler:RealityWarper]]: His RealityWarper: [[spoiler:His manuscript pages foreshadow various events throughout the game.
game.]]
* [[spoiler:SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere: As SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere: [[spoiler:As of the end Alan is trapped in the cabin under Cauldron Lake.]]



[[spoiler: Taken hostage by the Dark Presence, which is forcing Alan to write "Departure" and free it.]]



* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong]]: As revealed to Alan by Dr. Hartman. [[spoiler:'''DON'T BELIEVE HIS LIES''']]

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* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong]]: DeadAllAlong: As revealed to Alan by Dr. Hartman. [[spoiler:'''DON'T BELIEVE HIS LIES''']]



* BigApplesauce
* BoisterousBruiser

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* BigApplesauce
* BoisterousBruiser
BoisterousBruiser: What he ends up being once he finds his armory.



* DeadpanSnarker

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* DeadpanSnarkerDeadpanSnarker: Continues making wisecracks even when their lives are in danger. This is sometimes to help comfort Alan in such situations.



* LargeHam

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* LargeHam LargeHam: As per being an excitable PluckyComicRelief. He doesn't have much of a indoor voice.



[[spoiler:Actually working for Dr. Hartman.]]



* IHaveYourWife
* {{Jerkass}}

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* IHaveYourWife
IHaveYourWife: Kidnaps Alice near the beginning of the game.
* {{Jerkass}}{{Jerkass}}: Being a kidnapper will do that. Especially when he gives a ''writer'' only 2 weeks to finish an entire manuscript.



* [[spoiler:YouHaveFailedMe]]: One manuscript page reveals that [[spoiler:Hartman]] was incredibly frustrated that Mott [[spoiler:gave Alan only 2 days to finish his manuscript instead of the full week Alan wanted. He doesn't get killed until the Dark Presence comes along.]]

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* [[spoiler:YouHaveFailedMe]]: YouHaveFailedMe: One manuscript page reveals that [[spoiler:Hartman]] was incredibly frustrated that Mott [[spoiler:gave Alan only 2 days to finish his manuscript instead of the full week Alan wanted. He doesn't get killed until the Dark Presence comes along.]]



[[spoiler:Gets snatched by the Dark Presence and turned into a Taken in Episode 2.]]



* [[spoiler: BlackEyesOfEvil: After his transformation.]]

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* [[spoiler: BlackEyesOfEvil: After [[spoiler:After his transformation.]]



* [[spoiler:EliteMook]]: The second named one.

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* [[spoiler:EliteMook]]: The EliteMook: [[spoiler:The second named one.]]



The waitress at the diner in Bright Falls, and one of Alan's biggest fans. [[spoiler:Is touched by the Dark Presence and used to drug Alan and Barry in Episode 3]], and doesn't quite recover.

At the end of the game, [[spoiler:she is implied to be the next Lady of the Light.]]

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The waitress at the diner in Bright Falls, and one of Alan's biggest fans. [[spoiler:Is touched by the Dark Presence and used to drug Alan and Barry in Episode 3]], and doesn't quite recover.

At the end of the game, [[spoiler:she is implied to be the next Lady of the Light.]]
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* BreakTheCutie

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* BreakTheCutieBreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: Being possessed by the Dark Presence sours her cheerful demeanor very quickly.]]



* [[spoiler:PassingTheTorch: Implied to be the new Lady of the Light.]]

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* [[spoiler:PassingTheTorch: Implied PassingTheTorch: [[spoiler:Implied to be the new Lady of the Light.]]



[[spoiler:He is taken by the Dark Presence in Episode 5, and implied to be the Presence's next avatar in Bright Falls after Jagger's form is destroyed.]]



* [[spoiler:AndIMustScream: The ending suggests that he has become the new avatar for The Dark Presence.]]

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* [[spoiler:AndIMustScream: The AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:The ending suggests that he has become the new avatar for The Dark Presence.]]



* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: The novel of the games implies that his partner disappeared mysteriously after acting strangely. (Avoiding the dark and keeping the lights on.) And his AxCrazy hunt for Wake being a desperate search for answers of what happened to him.]]



* InspectorJavert

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* InspectorJavertInspectorJavert: He pursues Wake because he believes him to be a dangerous murderer, [[spoiler: blaming him for his partner's disappearance and having seen the manuscript page Alan wrote that dictated his capture by the Dark Presence.]]



* KnightTemplar
* ObstructiveBureaucrat

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* KnightTemplar
* ObstructiveBureaucrat
KnightTemplar: He thinks he's pursuing a monster and [[spoiler: finding answers to what happened to his partner.]] He's really just making the situation worse.



* RabidCop

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* RabidCopRabidCop: Considering he has almost no evidence but manuscript pages to go on, he spends an awful lot of time attempting to use deadly force on a suspect who never draws a gun on him, endangering civilians in the process.



[[spoiler:Is at least partially aware of the weirdness around Cauldron Lake, which is why she readily works with Alan.]]



[[spoiler:Was a friend of Thomas Zane before he vanished, and became the Lady of Light, devoted to safeguarding the town, Zane's memory and manuscript, and the Clicker.]]



* [[spoiler:TriangRelations: It seems that she suffers from a type 4 with Thomas Zane... And she doesn't seem to be really over it, [[RoomFullOfCrazy if you read some of the writings she left about him]].]]

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* [[spoiler:TriangRelations: TriangRelations: [[spoiler: It seems that she suffers from a type 4 with Thomas Zane... And she doesn't seem to be really over it, [[RoomFullOfCrazy if you read some of the writings she left about him]].]]



[[spoiler:Have encountered and fought against the Dark Presence in the past, and were aware of both the Lady of Light and Thomas Zane, and their significance in fighting the Dark Presence.]]



* CloudCuckooLander
* {{Cool Old Guy}}s

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* CloudCuckooLander
CloudCuckooLander: Kooky and somewhat insensible at times. [[spoiler: Or at least that's how it seems]].
* {{Cool Old Guy}}sGuy}}s: They're basically a pair of aged rock stars that [[spoiler: tell Alan how to beat the Dark Presence]].



* HeavyMithril
* PassingTheTorch

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* HeavyMithril
HeavyMithril: They model themselves off of Norse mythology.
* PassingTheTorchPassingTheTorch: [[spoiler: Giving Alan the means to fight the Dark Presence as they once did.]]



The central antagonist of the game, a hostile, aggressive supernatural entity that exists within (or under, or is trapped by?) Cauldron Lake, which creates the Taken. In ''Alan Wake'', its main "face" is that of its avatar, the "Scratching Hag" Barbara Jagger. Its power is limited by [[spoiler:what is written or created by the artists around Cauldron Lake]]. The Presence [[spoiler:was originally encountered by Thomas Zane, and convinced him to bring back his deceased love Barbara Jagger - but [[PlotHole since Zane didn't specify how she came back]], the Presence took over her body and used her as an avatar.]]

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The central antagonist of the game, a hostile, aggressive supernatural entity that exists within (or under, or is trapped by?) Cauldron Lake, which creates the Taken. In ''Alan Wake'', its main "face" is that of its avatar, the "Scratching Hag" Barbara Jagger. Its power is limited by [[spoiler:what is written or created by the artists around Cauldron Lake]]. The Presence [[spoiler:was originally encountered by Thomas Zane, and convinced him to bring back his deceased love Barbara Jagger - but [[PlotHole since Zane didn't specify how she came back]], the Presence took over her body and used her as an avatar.]]Jagger.



A poet and apparently bestselling author who lived in and around Cauldron Lake in the 1960's, and was in love with a woman named Barbara Jagger. [[spoiler:When Barbara drowned, the Dark Presence convinced him to bring her back using his poetry, but he didn't explain how she returned, [[CameBackWrong allowing the Dark Presence to put in its own explanation and take over her body.]]]] In response, Thomas Zane [[spoiler:chose to write himself and his actions entirely out of existence, thereby containing the Dark Presence.]] He also wrote in a loophole that allowed [[spoiler:Cynthia Weaver to remember him and what had happened, allowing her to become the Lady of Light.]]

Later on, when Alan Wake arrived at Cauldron Lake, [[spoiler:Alan wrote Thomas Zane into his novel as a guide, taking on the form of a man in a diving/space suit, who would help Alan fight the Dark Presence.]]

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A poet and apparently bestselling author who lived in and around Cauldron Lake in the 1960's, and was in love with a woman named Barbara Jagger. [[spoiler:When Barbara drowned, the Dark Presence convinced him to bring her back using his poetry, but he didn't explain how she returned, [[CameBackWrong allowing the Dark Presence to put in its own explanation and take over her body.]]]] In response, Thomas Zane [[spoiler:chose to write himself and his actions entirely out of existence, thereby containing the Dark Presence.]] He also wrote in a loophole that allowed [[spoiler:Cynthia Weaver to remember him and what had happened, allowing her to become the Lady of Light.]]\n\nLater on, when Alan Wake arrived at Cauldron Lake, [[spoiler:Alan wrote Thomas Zane into his novel as a guide, taking on the form of a man in a diving/space suit, who would help Alan fight the Dark Presence.]]



* TheAtoner

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* TheAtonerTheAtoner: [[spoiler: The Dark Presence obtaining a vessel is entirely his fault, and he does everything he can to make up for it.]]



* EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity
* LightIsGood
* MyGreatestFailure
* PosthumousCharacter
* RealityWarper

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* EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity
EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity: [[spoiler: Provides Alan with the power to defeat the dark presence for good, although he was written into this by Alan himself which may subvert it somewhat.]]
* LightIsGood
LightIsGood: [[spoiler: He's a diving suit filled with life.]]
* MyGreatestFailure
MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler: Attempting to revive Barbara, and thereby giving the Dark Presence a host.]]
* PosthumousCharacter
PosthumousCharacter: He died before the game begins. [[spoiler: Whether what you meet is him or an illusion created by Alan isn't made clear.]]
* RealityWarperRealityWarper: [[spoiler: As a poet on Cauldron Lake, his words could bring things to life.]]



In chapter 3, [[spoiler:Alan does stop by the station, but he's not there for an interview...]]



[[spoiler:He ends up becoming the first elite taken.]]



* [[spoiler:AxCrazy]]: [[spoiler:He even has an actual ax!]]

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* [[spoiler:AxCrazy]]: AxCrazy: [[spoiler:He even has an actual ax!]]



As it turns out, [[spoiler:he intended to use Alan to his own ends, but meets a gruesome fate before any of his plans can come to fruition.]]



* [[spoiler:BigBadEnsemble]]: [[spoiler:With the Dark Presence and Agent Nightingale, but never meets the latter.]]

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* [[spoiler:BigBadEnsemble]]: BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler:With the Dark Presence and Agent Nightingale, but never meets the latter.]]
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* BigBad

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* BigBadBigBad: of the first game, and the series in general.



* CutsceneBoss: After Alan fights the Tornado[[spoiler: , and dives into Cauldron Lake, it's finished off by Alan using the clicker inside where Barbara's heart once was]].



* FinalBossNewDimension: The above CutsceneBoss is [[spoiler: inside the Dark Place, under Cauldron Lake]].



* RealityWarper

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* RealityWarperRealityWarper: [[spoiler: It's limited by the current written work though]].


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* BigGood: He's TheObiWan for Alan, [[spoiler: Cynthia is the Lady of Light because of him]], and he's the one who [[spoiler: provides Alan with the Clicker, the item that finally finishes things off in the Dark Place]].


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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler: His DeusExMachina that he used to revive Barbara is what gave the Dark Presence it's avatar]].
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