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[[folder:Player Characters]]

!!Ethan Mars
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[[caption-width-right:151:"Everything I did, I did for love."]]
* BadassNormal: The things he'll do for love. Then again...
** NonActionGuy: Where the others would get fight sequences, he gets running-away sequences. Justifiable even so with the fact that in such situations the odds are against him.
* BeardOfSorrow: This is what happens after the death of his son, Jason.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:It's possible for him to save Madison from Scott Shelby in the final level by shooting him from behind just as he corners her and prepares to kill her.]]
* BigNo: Yells out one of these just before Jason is run over by a car, and after Shaun has been taken.
* ConvenientComa: He goes into a six-month coma after Jason dies.
* {{Determinator}}: Becomes one if you have him complete all the trials.
* DirtyCoward: If you don't do the trials. Best example, you can refuse to do the Lizard Trial, and use your two hands to help you and Madison escape, but you end up being shot in the arm instead.
** The game even calls you out on it with the door leading to freedom in the Butterfly trial being labeled "Coward", should you choose not to do the trial.
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]: [[spoiler: If Shaun dies.]]
* {{Expy}}: He is extremely similar to [[SilentHill Harry Mason]] in both appearance and personality.
* FakeAmerican: His voice actor is English.
* {{Fingore}}: Loses his pinky finger during the Lizard trial.
* HappilyMarried: To Grace at the begining of the game and [[spoiler:possibly Madison in his best ending.]]
* HeyItsThatVoice: It's [[MitsuruMiyamoto Roger Smith]].
* TheKillerInMe: [[spoiler:Subverted.]]
* MadeOfIron: Not to a great extent, but he can survive [[spoiler:jumping from a motel roof with enough stamina left over to escape the police chasing him and survive a gunshot point blank to the stomach from the Origami Killer in the final level.]]
* PapaWolf: His thread of the story is his fight to save his living son, Shaun, from a serial killer. Get into it, and you'll see he'll go ToHellAndBack to save his kid, to the point that he could easily be a reincarnation of [[SilentHill Harry Mason]].
** Invoked, since [[spoiler:the entire point of the tests are to prove he's a father capable of giving his life to save his son.]]
* RoomFullOfCrazy: [[spoiler:In the worst ending, he commits suicide in a room full of Origami figures.]]
* SayMyName: JASOON!
* SplitPersonality: [[spoiler:Suggested, but ends up as an AbortedArc.]]
** Although one could argue that this [[spoiler:is resolved when Ethan finds out who the Origami Killer actually is. Towards the end of the game, he believes his "other self" is and is testing himself to see if he truly cares for his son. This is not true, but makes sense. The game certainly likes to play it up this way.]]
* TookALevelInBadass
* TraumaCongaLine: His son gets run over by a car, he ends up in a coma for six months, when he wakes up, his wife wants to divorce him, and his other son hates him. That's before the game even starts.
* WhatTheHellHero: Calls out Madison when he found out she's a journalist.
* WouldHitAGirl: Throws a little black book towards Madison due to his anger over her being a journalist.

!!Madison Paige
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[[caption-width-right:231:"There has to be another way."]]
* ActionGirl: And ''how''. For your ordinary journalist, she does a pretty damn good job fending off serial killers.
* AloneWithThePsycho: In chronological order; she sneaks into Leland White's house only to end up trapped in the same building as a serial killer when White arrives home early; she pays a visit to Dr Baker, running the risk of being drugged and dissected; finally, [[spoiler: she decides to investigate the Origami Killer's lair, only to be held at gunpoint by the man himself.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Kind, compassionate, and more than willing to crush Paco's balls if he doesn't start talking.
* BikerBabe
* BrownEyes
* CassandraTruth: This is the reason why she [[CannotSpitItOut can't tell Ethan that she's a journalist]]. Not only that, but also afraid that he'll get a bad reaction when he found out about it ''which it happened exactly as she expected''.
* TheCombatPragmatist: Most notably in her brawl with Dr Baker, in which she ends up fighting him with his own power tools.
* {{Expy}}: Madison's jeans, printed biker jacket, affinity for motorcycles and general look is very reminiscent of [[ResidentEvil2 Claire Redfield]].
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: On just about every occasion she meets Ethan, he's been seriously injured and she has to bandage his wounds; this escalates into a desire to help him through the Origami Killer's trials and get the police off his back, to the point that she's willing to endanger her life if it means uncovering the clues, and finally ends in full-fledged romance. [[spoiler: This can end in marriage if the player allows Ethan to forgive her for trying to write a story about him.]]
* GoingForTheBigScoop: When not taking big risks for Ethan, Madison can be found taking big risks for her career; ''[[DownloadableContent Taxidermist]],'' anyone?
* HotScoop
* TheInsomniac: The twist is that her insomnia fails if she's sleeping in a motel.
* HeyItsThatVoice: [[YukoKaida Marida Kruz is investigating into the Origami killer]].
* IntrepidReporter
* MsFanservice: Her MotionCapture actress is a supermodel, and Madison is introduced in a scene which basically consists of her running around in her apartment while wearing only a tank top and panties.
** And the best way to transition to the QTE in her apartment is by taking a shower. A very long shower.
*** A shower that, in fact, lasts as long as the player wants it to, since turning off the water is a player action.
**** Nope, it's on a timer, the player cannot make Madison spend as much time in the shower as he/she wants. She will turn the knob herself after a very short time. However they do have the ability to spend as much time as they want dressing her, and can choose to 'fail' the quicktime event that involves her.... drying herself. [[AuthorAppeal Naturally]]; [[FanService editing leaves her breasts exposed.]]
* [[spoiler: SanitySlippage: In the ending "Square One", in which her insomnia reaches critical levels and her nightmares turn into full-fledged halucinations.]]
* SecondLove: Depending on player choices she can become this to [[spoiler:Ethan himself]].
* ShakingTheRump: Did this when Paco forces her to strip at gunpoint, but she does it to distract him so that she can club him with a lamp.
* ShowSomeLeg: As she admits herself, she'll do ''anything'' to get the information she needs...
* TookALevelInBadass

!!Norman Jayden
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[[caption-width-right:150:"I'm not sure that's entirely legal."]]
* [[spoiler: AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: If he dies during the investigation, this can happen if you get the "Uploaded" ending]].
* BadassBookworm
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The endings "Case Closed" and "Resignation"]].
* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: To Blake's red.
* [[spoiler: BrainUploading: Implied during the "Uploaded" ending, which occurs if Jayden dies over the course of the investigation- but, ironically, not if he dies of an ARI overdose.]]
* ByTheBookCop: And he's a better man for it: he genuinely does good police work by sticking to the rules, while his [[RabidCop unhinged partner Blake]] apparently makes a hobby of wiping his ass with a suspect's Miranda Rights.
* ButtMonkey[=/=]TheChewToy: Poor guy is already a drug addict and gets more bullying and disrespect from the police force than he deserves, and he always ends up in some seriously aggravating to painful situations. He even lampshades it himself at one point; reading his thoughts after he goes to interrogate Paco has him observe that he spent most of the investigation getting the shit kicked out of him. [[spoiler:To cap it all, the only ending where his situation makes a definite improvement is the one where he fails to solve the case and resigns.]]
* TheCombatPragmatist: As Jayden isn't exactly the most imposing member of the cast, he has to resort to a lot of dirty tricks to survive in hand-to-hand combat, especially in his second fight with Mad Jack.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Implied.
* TheDogBitesBack: Has his moments with Blake. [[spoiler:Also with Perry, getting the both of them suspended if Ethan dies]].
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]: [[spoiler:He will die of an overdose of Triptocaine if Shaun dies]].
* DrugsAreBad: Subverted; he uses Triptocaine to prevent over-exposure to the ARI. Norman gets killed by Triptocaine or ARI if he uses too much of either of the two.
** Makes for a bit of a ZigZaggingTrope, considering how often his drug relapses interfere with his investigation, and how his use of it isn't exactly doing wonders for his health. [[spoiler:See also DrivenToSuicide.]]
* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: His east coast accent frequently tilts over into a childish rhotacism. "I wanna find da owigahmi kiwwuh JUST as much as you do!"
* {{Expy}}: He's similar to [[Series/TheXFiles Fox Mulder]].
* FairCop
* FanNickname: He's often referred to as "Nahman Jayden", "Nommin' Jayden", or "[[InsistentTerminology Agent]] Nahman Jayden" for his [[FakeAmerican accent]].
* FBIAgent
* FightMagnet
* GoodScarsEvilScars
* GreenEyes
* HeyItsThatVoice: [[HiroakiHirata Japanese Jason Bourne's got a new job, find the Origami Killer]]
* IJustWantToBeNormal: [[spoiler:The "Resignation" ending]].
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Accusing Blake of being the Origami Killer will result in turning in his badge.
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Honest Agent]]: The only useful reinforcement with common sense.
* TheProfiler: He's even [[LampshadeHanging referred to as such]] in the game. [[spoiler:And he's actually spot-on.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* SanitySlippage: As he starts overdoing ARI, he starts experiencing visions of the ARI officeworld even without his glasses on. [[spoiler: This continues even if he succeeds in solving the puzzle and saving Shaun's life, and it's worsened to the point where he's hallucinating miniature tanks crawling over his desk.]]
* SharpDressedMan
* ShowerOfAngst: In his suit. Justified by the fact that [[spoiler: he was having some seriously disorienting and painful withdrawal symptoms at the time.]] The guy could barely stand upright at the time; taking off his clothes would have probably been extremely difficult.
* SunglassesAtNight: Justified, since ARI is high-tech crime scene analysis technology. Has a song now! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5pPVqs4AvY]]
* TookALevelInBadass: And HOW! Norman gets his ass handed to him by Mad Jack and The Origami Killer in Fish Tank. Jump a few chapters later to round 2 with the killer in The Old Warehouse, and Jayden's fist-fighting him on even ground, ''bashing his head around like a pinata with a metal pipe, and '''can possibly get smashed in the face with a SLEDGEHAMMER AND SURVIVE!'''''
* ThouShaltNotKill: Subverted if you allow him to kill Nathaniel and [[spoiler:Scott]].
* TroubledButCute
* [[spoiler:TurnInYourBadge]]: [[spoiler:The ending "Resignation"]].

!!Scott Shelby
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[[caption-width-right:149:"Goddamn asthma, can't breathe when it rains."]]
* {{Acrofatic}}: Despite being on the more unhealthy side of slightly overweight, Scott is still surprisingly able to hold his ground in fast-paced fights.
* AlliterativeName
* {{Badass}}
* BadassLongcoat: A typical fashion of a hardboiled private investigator.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's an easygoing, overweight private investigator who looks after babies, persuades liquor store robbers to put down the gun and leave without resorting to violence, and he makes a mean omelet. He will still kick your ass if you challenge him. [[spoiler:Also, he turned out to be none other than the Origami Killer.]]
* TheCombatPragmatist: Scott isn't very choosy on how he takes his opponents down; assuming he doesn't actually have a gun on him, he'll often resort to using anything that can be vaguely classified as a weapon: lamps, panes of glass, bottles, furniture, [[spoiler: Samurai swords]], bits of scrap metal... and that's when he's not just pummeling them into submission with his bare hands. [[spoiler: This becomes even more obvious in the fight between him and Jayden on the conveyor belt, in which they end up attacking each other with just about anything in reach.]]
* {{Expy}}: He looks like [[VideoGame/SilentHill3 Douglas]].
* FatBastard: He can be a little bit of a meanie sometimes. [[spoiler:Then comes the revelation that he's actually the Origami Killer.]]
* KickTheDog: It's possible for him to try to [[spoiler:shoot Ethan while he's trying to rescue Shaun, [[{{Hypocrite}} even after Ethan had proved what lengths he was willing to go to in order to get Shaun back.]]]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cmgvr-TdsRo Scott Shelby's Main Theme]].
* NiceGuy
* PetTheDog: Many, many moments. A big one where he treats the wounds of a woman who has failed a suicide attempt and takes care of her baby, or the scene after the incident at the watch repair place where he comforts Lauren as she's crying in the rain over her son's death. [[spoiler:Finding out the truth about him, though, leaves all these moments open to interpretation]].
* PrivateDetective: He spends most of his time investigating the Origami Killer. [[spoiler:Subverted. He's using it as a cover to investigate his killings and destroy any evidence.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Secondary Characters]]
!!Grace Mars
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* AmicableExes: ''Almost''. There aren't any fights or arguments witnessed in the game, but it's clear that on some level, she holds Ethan responsible for Jason's death.
* HappilyMarried: With Ethan at the start of the game. It doesn't last.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Telling Blake about Ethan supposedly being the Origami Killer which resulted in Blake hunting down Ethan rather than helping him in finding Shaun.
* RelationshipSalvagingDisaster: One of the endings suggests that Ethan and Grace actually get back together in spite of their problems.
* WhatTheHellHero: She flings one of these speeches at Ethan after Shaun's disappearance. It's clear she said it under stress, though, and she almost immediately apologises for it- before breaking down in tears.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Grace is notably absent from a lot of the endings, with the exceptions of "Innocent" and "Ethan's Grave".

!!Lauren Winter
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[[caption-width-right:149:"I swore on my son's grave I would kill the man who murdered him."]]
* BrokenBird
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: And how!
* ItsPersonal / {{Determinator}}: She is determined to discover the identity of the Origami Killer and has swore to kill [[spoiler:him]] upon doing so. In the ending, [[spoiler:"A Mother's Revenge", upon finding out that the Origami Killer is Scott, Lauren keeps her word.]]
* MeaningfulName: Winter is often described as the [[SnowMeansDeath harshest]] season, and Lauren is not a happy woman.
* [[spoiler:MoralityPet: She can be interpreted as this to Scott.]]
* RescueRomance: If she lives long enough, her relationship with Scott can take a turn for the romantic, as he kisses her goodbye. [[spoiler: If she lives to the end though, she will be less than forgiving upon finding the truth.]]
* {{Revenge}}
* ShowSomeLeg: Subverted at the last minute in the level "Gordy Kramer's Party"; here, Lauren attempts to distract the stairway guards by performing a sexy dance. However, the guards are clearly under contractual obligation to not be DistractedByTheSexy, so at the end of the dance, Lauren pretends to faint from a drug overdose, drawing both guards away from the stairs and allowing Scott to sneak past them.
* [[spoiler:ThisIsUnforgivable]]:[[spoiler:This is her feelings toward Scott in every ending she is alive in. If he is alive, she shoots him. If he died, she spits on his grave.]]
* [[spoiler:TookALevelInBadass]]: In the ending, [[spoiler:"A Mother's Revenge".]]
* YouMustBeCold: Scott can give her his coat to wear after the incident at Manfred's.

!!Lt. Carter Blake
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[[caption-width-right:154:"You think you can do a better job than me with your psychology degree and your great glasses?"]]
* AxCrazy
* BeardOfEvil
* CowboyCop: A deconstruction. Blake's disregard for standard police procedure hinder the case. He'll go so far as to kill an innocent man because he thinks he's the killer.
* [[spoiler:CyberneticsEatYourSoul: In the ending "Uploaded," he ends up stealing Jayden's ARI glasses following his death; on his first use of them, he's confronted by a vision of Jayden wearing a PsychoticSmirk, implying that Blake is going to suffer just as badly as Jayden did- if not worse.]]
* GoodIsBoring: He thinks so. Good thing he isn't.
* GoodIsNotNice: Or at least he thinks he's good.
* GreenEyedMonster
* HateSink
* InspectorJavert
* {{Jerkass}}
* KnightTemplar
* LackOfEmpathy: Almost to everyone except Captain Perry, Ash, Grace, and Scott.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:Killing Ethan while Jayden is alive results in Blake getting suspended]].
* ObliviouslyEvil
* PetTheDog: Has his moments depending on how the player does in various situations. He saves Jayden from Korda if the player fails the QTEs, and respects Jayden's belief of never wanting to get used to killing if he shoots [[spoiler:Nathaniel]].
* PoliceAreUseless
* PoliceBrutality
* RabidCop: To an almost comical degree.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]: To Jayden's blue.
* SmugSmiler
* SmugSnake
* TheSociopath: If him being a violent cop wasn't enough, he also shows no sense of remorse over his acts of PoliceBrutality.
* TurnInYourBadge: [[spoiler:Allow Ethan to be killed by him and this is the result]].
* UnknownRival: Jayden doesn't acknowledge him even if he puts him at gunpoint ("Under Arrest") and removes him off the case ("Solving the Puzzle").
* VerbalTic: "''NORMAN.''"
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Not the killing type, just tells Jayden to "fuck off" as soon as he and the police think they got the answer to who the Origami Killer is.

!!Captain Perry
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[[caption-width-right:176:"Welcome to the club, Jayden."]]
* DaChief: To Jayden.
* JerkAss
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: He declares to the press that Ethan is the Origami Killer without getting his confession.
* PoliceAreUseless
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:When Jayden accuses Blake of being the Origami Killer]].
* TookALevelInJerkass: In "Under Arrest", when Jayden tells him about Blake beating Ethan.
* [[spoiler:TurnInYourBadge: Same goes with Blake if he kills Ethan.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler:He will call out Jayden if he accuses Blake of being the Origami Killer]].

!!Mr. Sheppard
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* AbusiveParents
* AlcoholicParent
* TheFaceless: Only seen from behind [[spoiler:in a flashback.]]
* KarmaHoudini: Aside from [[spoiler:losing custody of his kids to foster parents]] the game doesn't bother to show him suffering any consequences for his actions.
* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: It's a minor miracle that both of his children didn't die before the game even begins, seeing as how he has no problem kicking the boys out into the pouring rain and letting them play at the local construction site by themselves.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The last we hear of him is during [[spoiler:the flashback detailing his son's death.]]

!!Nathaniel Williams
* RoomFullOfCrazy: His entire appartment is filled from the floor to the ceiling with religious decorations. Crosses, bibles, paintings of holy figures...
* [[spoiler:[[ShootHimHeHasAWallet Shoot Him, He Has A Cross]]: After finally being talked down by Jayden he pulls a cross on Blake at the last moment, possibly forcing Jayden to shoot him due to mistaking it for a weapon.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: If Jayden doesn't shoot him he gets arrested and is never seen again.

!!Brad Silver
* AintTooProudToBeg: As soon as he gets cornered he turns from cocky and violent to pleading in about half a second.
* AssholeVictim: Depending on how you view him.
* AxCrazy: Father or not, he still chases Ethan around through his house firing a ''shotgun'' at him over ''marijuana'', laughing like a maniac and is eager to shoot him point blank in the face in the middle of his daughter's room.
* DirtyCoward: As soon as Ethan has the advantage to shoot him he is reduced to a begging mess.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He may be an amoral drug dealer, but he does seem to care deeply about his two daughters, Sarah and Cindy.
* FatalFamilyPhoto: If [[spoiler:Ethan shoots him.]]
* JerkAss: When he first meets Ethan he is very rude to him and then ultimately assumes that he is junkie.
* PistolWhipping: If [[spoiler:Ethan decides not to shoot him he'll instead club him with his handgun to knock him out and make his escape.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Villains]]
!!The Origami Killer
* [[spoiler:AffablyEvil: Quite apart from his friendly behaviour, the motive for his actions was to find a father willing to do anything for his son.]]
* [[spoiler:AntagonistInMourning: "Ethan's Grave", if he survives the events of the warehouse.]]
* BigBad
* CopKiller: If he kills Agent Jayden.
* DrivingQuestion: Who is the Origami Killer? [[spoiler:Scott Shelby.]]
* [[spoiler:DisneyVillainDeath: Falling into a trash compactor or an aquarium.]]
* [[spoiler: EvilOverlooker: in the US box art for the game]]
* [[spoiler:FreudianExcuse: His father was abusive to his kids, ultimately leaving Scott's brother to drown.]]
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile: If Ethan is the one to kill him]]
* KillerCop: He's a retired police lieutenant before [[spoiler:he becomes a killer in disguise of a private investigator.]]
* SerialKiller: At least eight 10-13 year old children via drowning, by the start of the game. [[spoiler:There's also Manfred, the Mooks he mows down in Kramer's mansion, Kramer himself (possibly), Lauren (possibly), Hassan (possibly), Shaun (possibly), Jayden (possibly), and Madison (possibly). He has a high body count.]]
* SociopathicSoldier: He's a former US Marine, prior to becoming a child murderer.
* [[spoiler:UnreliableNarrator]]
* [[spoiler:VillainProtagonist: One of the main characters in question is none other than Scott himself.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: He has killed almost a dozen children and has no intention of stopping any time soon.
* [[spoiler: WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Is the way he is all because his own father was a complete bastard who regularly abused him and his brother both physically and verbally and ultimately convinced him he was worthless, and then to top it all off was forced to watch his own brother drown and said dad refused to help him. And his mom, the nice parent, apparently contracted Alzheimer's and all but lost her mind so she couldn't take care of him anymore. And now he drowns children and puts their fathers through sadistic tests all in the deluded hope that they can save them and that the kids can have fathers that are worthwhile and will always be there for them, something he never had.]]

!!Dr. Adrian Baker, AKA Doctor Death
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[[caption-width-right:194:"Did your mother ever tell you about accepting gifts from strangers?"]]
* BadassGrandpa: For a man his age, Baker shows a great deal of strength and resilience; not only is he able to knock out Madison (and another caller) with one swing of a baseball bat, but should Madison actually escape the operating table, the resulting fight shows that he's able to take quite a bit of punishment- and dish it out as well.
* TheCombatPragmatist: Not only does he throw everything within reach at Madison but he tries to kill her by tying her down on an operating table and attempting to slowly insert a power drill up a [[GroinAttack sensitive part of her body.]]
* DrFeelGood: His primary source of income is selling prescription medicine; Madison gets into his house by pretending to be a customer.
* DirtyOldMan: He asks Madison if she's for sale if the player asks him about the price of his medicine.
* EvilOldFolks
* FauxAffablyEvil
* [[spoiler: HoistByHisOwnPetard: If Madison ends up fighting Baker, she finishes him off by stabbing him in the chest with the electric drill he was about to use on her at the start of her "operation."]]
* ILoveTheDead: Hinted at by the way he feels up Madison's corpse, should he succeed in killing her.
* MadDoctor: Addicted to performing surgical operations; unfortunately, since he's been struck from the medical register and no longer permitted to practise officially, he's resorted to kidnapping people and dissecting them with power tools.
* ObviouslyEvil: Only an idiot would accept a drink from someone as creepy as Adrian Baker.
* SkippableBoss: Madison only has to fight him if a) she accepts his drink, or b) if she gets caught while wandering around his house.
* SlippingAMickey: When Madison enters his house, Baker offers her a drink to "take the edge off the pills." [[TooDumbToLive Actually drinking it]] sends her straight to the operating table.
* SmugSnake
* ThisIsADrill

!!Jackson Neville, AKA Mad Jack
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[[caption-width-right:180:"Broke my fucking nose, pig!"]]
* AcidPool: Has one hidden away in his garage, used for easy disposal of corpses.
* BaldOfEvil
* TheBrute
* CurbStompBattle: For most of the second fight with Jack, Jayden is losing very badly. In fact [[spoiler: he only wins by accident.]]
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Unlike a lot of the characters in this game, Jack mainly prefers to use his fists in close combat rather than the usual barrage of improvised weaponry. [[TheBrute This is because he's so strong he doesn't]] ''[[TheBrute need]]'' [[TheBrute to use anything other than his fists to beat down a trained FBI agent.]]
* [[spoiler: HoistByHisOwnPetard: Should the second fight continue all the way to the end, Mad Jack is accidentally flattened by his own bulldozer.]]
* LargeHam
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* NonchalantDodge: During their second battle, Jayden flings a metal box at Jack. In spite of being less than three feet away, Jack dodges it easily.
* NoSell: Just about all of Jayden's attacks are given this kind of treatment during the second battle- even if the player completes the button sequences without fail. However, the most obvious example occurs in the latter stages of the fight, when a particularly desperate Jayden throws another bit of scrap metal at close range. Jack lets it bounce off his chest.
* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: At one point, Jayden attempts to beat Jack down with the front fender of a car; not only does Jack manage to soak up every single hit without even staggering, but he finishes off by snatching the fender out of the air in mid-swing and kicking Jayden in the stomach hard enough to send him tumbling for a few feet.
** A classic version happens a little while later when Jayden attacks Jack with his bare hands; he lands at least two punches- both of which seem to hurt ''him'' more than Jack- and on the third, Jack grabs his arms and headbutts him.
* ScaryBlackMan
* ShoutOut: Probably a shout-out to the comic book ''TheCrow''. He's similar in appearance and identical in name to a minor thug the Crow kills in short order.
* SkippableBoss: His second battle, which only happens if Jayden fails to get to a dose of triptocaine in time.
* SmugSnake
* TattooedCrook
* TheresNoKillLikeOverkill: He does try to [[spoiler:kill Jayden with a car crusher]] after all!

!!Charles Kramer
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* AffablyEvil: In his first appearance.
* [[spoiler: TheAtoner: As the owner of the construction site where John Sheppard drowned, he evidently feels some degree of responsibility for the death, as he lays flowers on John's grave every year.]]
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-Zagged]]/[[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in that while he's definitely corrupt, it isn't actually connected to him being a Corporate Executive.
* {{Jerkass}}: [[spoiler:Wanting to legally protect his son?]] Gruesome, but fairly understandable. [[spoiler:Saying no one will miss the dead boy, and calling Lauren "just a whore" if she died?]] Not so much.
** [[spoiler: JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In regard to John Sheppard.]]
* PapaWolf
* SadisticChoice: It doesn't impact anything but an achievement, but it says something about him that [[spoiler:a choice whether or not to bring him his medication as he is having a heart attack is one]].

!!Gordi Kramer
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* [[spoiler:JackTheRipoff]]
* KarmaHoudini
* PsychopathicManchild: Most notably, he seems more interested in the cartoon playing on the plasma tv than the girls necking on the couch next to him.
* SarcasticConfession: Partial case in that while he's definitely lying (or at the very least taking wishful thinking to an insane degree) about [[spoiler: being the Origami Killer]], he's being perfectly honest when he says that [[spoiler: he's bored and finds killing entertaining.]]
* SmugSmiler
* SpoiledBrat
* VillainsOutShopping: In his only scene, he's introduced watching cartoons on a massive plasma tv set.

!! Leland White, AKA The Taxidermist.
* [[spoiler: ChainsawGood: How Madison kills him if she actually fights him head-on.]]
* FatBastard
* FatSlob: Obvious by the stains on his shirt, and the filthy condition of his house and (urgh!) fridge.
* KnifeNut
* [[spoiler: MummiesAtTheDinnerTable: White has killed at least five women, and put their taxidermied bodies on display in an upstairs room of his house. He holds regular conversations with them- mostly about what new "friends" he's going to make for them next.]]
* LargeHam
* [[spoiler: LivingDollCollector]]
* PsychopathicManchild: Upon realizing that Madison is inside his house, he treats the resulting hunt for her like a game of Hide and Seek, or Hot and Cold. Also, when chasing Madison around the corridors, he can be heard delivering his hammiest impersonation of the Big Bad Wolf.
* SerialKiller
* SkippableBoss: The main objective of the level is to escape White's house alive; if actually ''fighting'' the knife-wielding psychpath doesn't appeal, then Madison can easily call the police from inside the house and wait until they arrest him, or just slip out the door without White noticing.
* TaxidermyIsCreepy: Most definitely; quite apart from the fact that the inside of White's house is filled with stuffed animal heads and carcasses, he's also [[spoiler: used his knowledge of taxidermy to preserve the bodies of his victims as dolls.]]
* VillainsOutShopping: Once he returns home, White immediately sits down in front of the TV to watch some boxing.
* YouLookFamiliar: He's voiced by the same actor as Scott Shelby. [[spoiler:It does make sense, since the both of them are murderers.]]
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