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[[folder:Runners]]
!'''Abel Runner 3: Simon Lauchlan'''

Runner 3's the joker of the group. Gung-ho, quick with a gag and quicker on his feet, Simon's never afraid to put himself in a dangerous situation in order to get the job done. Just don't ask him to do any of his impressions.

* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: During a mission following a major victory for the villain and the death of one of his friends, he turns very cynical and almost suicidally reckless.
* PluckyComicRelief: The most joking and upbeat of the Abel runners, and ends up in the limelight for a number of the more lighthearted side missions.
* RaisedCatholic: [[spoiler: His grandmother raised him to believe he's bound for hell causing his extreme fear of getting old and dying.]]

!'''Abel Runner 4: Jody Marsh'''

She may seem timid, but she's got a strong survival instinct and a mean bow-arm. She's one of Abel's most reliable runners, and her lucky streak has gotten her out of many a sticky situation. Just don't expect her to put on a brave face.

* BadassAdorable: She's nervous, easily frightened, and has a voice that brings a very small young woman to mind. But despite her lack of ''bravery'', she's courageous in a pinch, lucky as hell, and her preferred weapon is a ''bow''. When asked, she states that nothing beats the silent efficency of the bow. Easily the most badass preferred weapon. (Aside from Jack's cricket bat, [[ICallItVera W.G.]])
* BreakTheCutie: Her scream of horror in [[spoiler:Mission 22]] is genuinely startling.
* NiceGirl
* SurvivalMantra: "Just keep running, just keep running, just keep running..."

!'''Abel Runner 5[[spoiler:/Canton Runner 93]]: You'''

Runner 5 joined the ranks of Abel's runners after the helicopter carrying them was shot down by a rocket from a middle of nowhere. Since then 5 proved to be an invaluable asset to Abel Township.

* FeaturelessProtagonist
* TheVoiceless: In Season 2, the game begins to lampshade how you're the only runner who never seems to speak back.
* YouAreNumberSix

!'''Abel Runner 6: Owen'''

Took over from Maggie Donae. An Australian who got caught in the UK when the apocalypse hit, he's something of a flirt and very overconfident in his abilities.

!'''Abel Runner 6: Maggie Donae'''

Maggie Doane's good humour and silver tongue made her a great friend and a good writer prior to the Grey Plague. Now she's here at Abel they make her an invaluable asset to the team's morale. She's cheerful and pragmatic, always ready to help out a fellow Runner. A minor character.

* DayInTheLimelight: Receives a mission focused around her in the 5k trainer story. It expands a bit upon her character: hard-working, dutiful, and [[{{Foreshadowing}} overconfident.]]
* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe: She is bitten one of the kid zombies the mission she is introduced in.]]

!'''Abel Runner 7: Evan Deaubl'''

Evan Deaubl, or Runner Seven, is the head of Runners at Abel Township. Well respected by all the Runners, his calm, focus and compassion have helped mould a disparate group into an efficient team.

* TheLeader: Takes on this role in Mission 22, when directing runners.
* [[spoiler:ArmsDealer]]: [[spoiler:Far from having been military, Evan reveals himself to have been a gun runner before the apocalypse, and a successful one at that. He intended to leave the UK to go to his private Caribbean island, but after his pilot flew off, he was left stranded at Abel.]]

!'''Abel Runner 8: Sara Smith'''

Runner Eight, Sara Smith, is one of Abel's most dependable residents. Nothing seems to faze her - she's as cool as a cucumber. Much cooler than you'd expect, in fact. Don't let her friendly demeanour fool you, though - it hides a no-nonsense attitude to survival.

* [[spoiler:DisneyDeath]]: [[spoiler:She runs off at the end of season one, believing that she has been bitten by a zombie. It doesn't stick.]]
* FireForgedFriends: With Five.
* GenreSavvy: Is initially unsure about you. After all, just because you ran up in a uniform doesn't mean you were actually on the helicopter. She is consequently vaguely threatening until you earn her trust. [[spoiler: Once she knows she can trust you, she often fakes a cough so she can turn off the transmitter without suspicion and speak to you in private during runs.]]
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: A much darker example of the trope. She muses that the outbreak taught everyone who they really were... in her case, it was someone willing to do some fairly extreme things in order to survive.
* SarcasmMode / SincerityMode: Interestingly enough, she speaks to you roughly the same way whether she trusts you or not. However, the sarcasm in her praise is palpable at first; as she opens up, those same compliments become much more sincere.
* ZombieInfectee: In your first mission with her, she has a persistent cough. She says it's just a cold... [[spoiler:It is just a cold.]] [[spoiler:But the cough she has in the last mission you have with her isn't, and she admits it. Thankfully averted.]]
* [[spoiler: DoubleAgent]]:[[spoiler: Has been working as Van Ark's mole in Abel, but this was really a ruse to get her close enough to take Van Ark down once and for all.]]

!'''Abel Runner 10: Chris [=McShell=]'''

A former statistics teacher. Most people struggle to find useful ways to adapt to the new world, but Chris managed to turn his knowledge into an invaluable zombie-killing weapon. Careful observation and a rigorous application of the scientific method has made Chris into the Runner at Abel with the most kills to his name. Quite the hero.

* AwesomeMcCoolName: Gets the nickname of "BAMF Statician" in the PDF handbook.
* BadassBookworm: Killing zombies with observation and statistics!
* [[spoiler: LastRequest]]: Mission 19 is centered around his.
* MundaneMadeAwesome

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[[folder:Abel personnel]]

!'''Sam Yao'''

Loyal and cheerful, Sam's the lead communications operator for Abel Township. He co-ordinates Runners in the field and ensures they return home safely. The less said about his jokes, the better...

* {{Adorkable}}
* ClosetGeek: He even used to cosplay Aquaman.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Showers praise upon Runner Ten for his ability to kill zombies, which Runner Ten is clearly uncomfortable about and doesn't feel deserves to be glorified. Sam gets better about it later.
* TheHeart: Comes off as a good deal more naive and optimistic than most of Abel Township, which seems to annoy some characters. In private, they admit they wouldn't have him any other way.
* MamaBear: While Sam is basically a mensch 98% of the time, when his Runners (especially yourself) or Abel are being threatened his dialogue tends to get a lot more angry and violence-oriented.
* ShipTease: The creators have stated that if they had a preferred ship, it'd be Sam and Maxine. Also, when asked about what he's most thankful for, he says "Janine".
* SmallTownRivalry: Shows a shocking lack of sensitivity when [[spoiler: Lem dies]], and doesn't trust New Canton as far as he can throw them.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler: When Nadia attempts to kill Runner Five, Sam manages to intercede and lead you to safety. And he is not happy. When Nadia protests that Five tricked her into thinking Lem was alive, he tells her bluntly and furiously to grow up, berates her for betraying Five, insists that New Canton would have done exactly the same in Abel's shoes, tells her that Lem gave his headset to Five, and then coldly tells her to stop talking. She does.]]


!'''Dr Maxine Myers'''

To have a Doctor in a camp is a blessing. To have one who is experienced, calm and kind is something else entirely.
* CombatMedic
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She was quite the teenaged dirtbag, apparently.
* HiddenBadass: She may be a medical doctor first and foremost, but the 5k trainer and race missions make it abundantly clear that Maxine is no slouch physically, either.
* TheSmartGuy: Takes over this job for Janine whenever she's not in the office.
* ProudToBeAGeek: Her girlfriend Paula got her into roleplaying games and gets incredibly excited when Runner 5 locates new rules for her favorite game.

!'''Janine De Luca'''

Janine owns the farmland on which Abel Township was built. She's not the most friendly person at Abel, but she's understanding and calm under pressure. She's also an incredibly talented electrical engineer. She still lives in the farmhouse at the centre of the Quad.

* {{Crazy Survivalist}}/{{CrazyPrepared}}: A much tamer (and kinder) version than usual, but her farmhouse was awesome enough to catch the army's eye, her tips for creating a good shelter include doors reinforced with steel bars and filling your windows with ''concrete'', and she had a ''bunker that a dozen people hide in safely for three weeks''.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Side missions in particular tend to pull this on her with some frequency.
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With Sam. The two work together fairly often in your missions, but argue very, very frequently. This has apparently led to Runners getting injured (though thankfully not bitten), as the two will argue about where the Runner should go, leading to confusion and the loss of precious time. When it comes down to it, though, they work together.

!'''Major de Santa'''
The military major in charge of Abel Township. Absent for most of season one before taking a more substantial role in the proceedings.

* BigGood: She is rarely directly involved with the action, but acts as the leader and is generally the originator of any significant plans in place by the good guys.
* TheLeader: Takes this role for Abel and the anti-zombie efforts.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: After a full season of being endlessly terse, official, and coldly calculating, she spends the beginning of Season 2 Mission 37 waxing philosophic about the nature of the conflict, her reasons for fighting, and her hopes for the future. [[spoiler: It foreshadows her imminent ThanatosGambit.]]
* [[spoiler: SelfSacrificeScheme: Major de Santa has Runner 8 kill her to ensure that 8 can gain Van Ark's trust.]]

!'''Jack Holden'''

Co-host of Radio Abel [[spoiler:and then Radio New Tomorrow]] with his boyfriend Eugene, Jack is the master of terrible puns and Zombie Standup routines. Thankfully Eugene keeps him in check. Mostly.

* {{Badass}}: Statements made by him and Eugene imply that he is no slouch with his cricket bat. [[spoiler:And the Season 2 side missions tell you point blank that he single-handedly took on at least five zombies and survived with his bat as the only casualty.]] And then there's the fact that he managed to make to Abel no worse for the wear after months of getting through zombie-infested U.K., when several of his and Eugene's travel buddies had died one way or another. Not too shabby for a guy who missed the beginning of the apocalypse because he was passed out in the woods after partying in a rave for three days straight.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Maybe. There are some implications to that effect.
** [[spoiler: As of Season Three, we know that whatever he was doing before the apocalypse it involved no usual working hours, a great deal of drugs, and being arrested for being naked in city hall.]]
* [[spoiler: DisneyDeath: After holding the line for a group of survivors following the destruction of Abel, Jack is left behind and lost for several weeks. When Five and Simon go to search for him on behalf of Eugene, they find his shoe, and the shattered remains of his cricket bat, W.G. For several horrifying minutes, it is heavily implied that he died. Thankfully, he didn't. In fact, he's perfectly fine.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: While he does provide painful puns and agonizingly bad/inappropriate jokes most of the time, he has dished out some excellent snark on occasion.
* ICallItVera: He has a trusty cricket bat called W.G. [[spoiler:Later W.G. breaks, and is replaced by another cricket bat named Sir Geoffrey.]]
* IncrediblyLamePun: A fan of these.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: At one point, Jack plays a song (exactly what depends on your playlist) and is surprised and defensive when Eugene is iffy about it... Only to realize that considering "Runner Twelve's current situation", it was a little insensitive. He is extremely apologetic.
* SadClown: Mainly when Eugene is out of the studio due to digestive issues. He keeps making (increasingly awkward) jokes, but it's obvious that he's worried. And then he briefly mentions his mother, and while he quickly amends that he had a great relationship with her, his mentioning that her biting his head off about not have grandchildren (and his quip about her ''trying'' to bite his head off) indicates that, like the others in Abel, he's lost more than his attitude implies, perhaps even before the outbreak.
* StraightGay
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: Wise Guy to Eugene's Straight Man, though they both get a fair amount of jokes in.

!'''Eugene Woods'''

Co-host of Radio Abel [[spoiler:and then Radio New Tomorrow]] with Jack, above. Handles most call-ins, is the author of a Survivor's Cookbook and has plenty of stories to share from his and Jack's time on the road together.

* AnArmAndALeg: It hasn't been established ''how'' yet, but Eugene lost one of his legs somewhere between meeting Jack and launching Radio Abel.
* {{Badass}}: Made it to Abel with Jack after months in zombie infested, post-apocolyptic U.K. And while we don't know what weapon he used throughout the journey, the weapon he had in the beginning was a piece of pipe. Not too shabby.
* BadassGay: All of the above, and he's survived with only one leg and still has his boyfriend.
* CanadaEh
* ComeWithMeIfYouWantToLive: Eugene's first words to Jack, after literally tripping over him in the woods. Eugene is embarrassed, but Jack recalls the moment with extreme amusement, calling Eugene a "cheesy douche".
* DeadpanSnarker: Sometimes.
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: Straight Man to Jack's Wise Guy. Though he does have a flair for the dramatic, and enjoys weird conspiracy theorists to the point that even Jack calls him a weirdo.
* TheShowMustGoOn: After he gets food poisoning, he insists that Jack go back and see to the radio station rather than stay and make sure Eugene is okay. Jack even references the trope word-for-word.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Eugene's dismissive and/or condescending moments become a bit more frequent in the second season.


!'''Amelia Spence'''

Sent by the Ministry to take command of Abel, Amelia is focused on rules, order and bureaucracy.


!'''Doctor Lobatse'''

A doctor from New Canton who moved to Abel [[spoiler:when Maxine was mind controlled and taken away from Abel]]. Friendly and supportive almost to a fault.

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[[folder:New Canton personnel]]

!'''Nadia'''

New Canton's radio operator. Like Sam, she monitors the missions of all the Runners on her team. Has a thing for Runner 38, Lem. [[spoiler: Develops an intense dislike for Runner 5 after discovering he/she has been spying on them while impersonating her dead boyfriend.]]

* [[spoiler: EtTuBrute: After she learns that you are the runner that impersonated Lem, she deliberately leads you into incredibly dangerous territory, and only the fact that you come into Sam's range saves you from becoming riddled with holes. She later goes back and forth as whether she was actually trying to kill you or whether it was a "joke". Sam is neither amused nor impressed.]]
* ObliviousGuiltSlinging: [[spoiler: When you're impersonating her (very dead) boyfriend, Lem, she is clearly overjoyed. Every desperately hopeful word she says to you fills you with shame.]] Then it's... less oblivious...
* SmallTownRivalry: For lack of better known trope. We know that New Canton and Abel Township dislike each other, or at least don't ''trust'' each other, [[spoiler: but when you're listening to her communications to New Canton runners with Lem's headset, she makes it clear that she not only doesn't trust anyone in Abel, she also blames Abel Township for Lem's death. And that's before she has any idea that you've taken the headset Lem gave you and configured it to listen in, ''or'' before you impersonate Lem.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler: Sam gives her a heaping helping of this when she tries to kill Five by leading him/her into hostile territory. Depending on your view of Nadia and New Canton, you could call this a ShutUpHannibal moment.]]

!'''Canton Runner 5'''
A nondescript runner from New Canton. Appears as the player character for the second set of race missions and the occasional side mission.

* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: To the extent that another [[FeaturelessProtagonist featureless]], [[TheVoiceless voiceless]] character with the same designation as the usual protagonist can be said to be "completely different".
* FeaturelessProtagonist: Same as the other Runner 5.
* PutOnABus: Conveniently gets sent on an away mission at about the same point Abel and New Canton start working together.
* TheVoiceless: Archie implies early on that this is because New Canton runners are discouraged from chatting during missions. Not that it stops ''her''.
* YouAreNumberSix

!'''Canton Runner 38: Lem'''
A Runner from the nearby settlement of New Canton. Not much is known about him, other than his fearless attitude and his apparent love for Nadia.

* TheAce: He's indicated to be an athletic, selfless genius who was rich and had high political connections prior to the apocalypse. Sam quips when you visit his house at one point that he probably just needed the space to shelter orphans.
* NonSpecificallyForeign: American, maybe?
* [[spoiler:PosthumousCharacter]]: Most of what we learn about him [[spoiler:occurs after he's already become a zombie.]]
* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe]]

!'''Canton Runner 20: Archie'''
Another New Canton runner, with a reputation as a bit of an airhead whose sunny disposition is nearly impossible to shift.
* ThePollyanna: Good GOD yes. Her response to being told they're going to run off into zombie infested territory? "This is going to be fun!"
* CloudCuckooLander: Often fixates on issues most would consider of little importance.
--> ''I invented a new word!''
* [[spoiler:DamselInDistress]]: [[spoiler:Gets captured about midway through season two; several missions are spent attempting to rescue her with the help of her boyfriend.]]
* [[spoiler:ElectricTorture]]: [[spoiler:A captor uses this on her at one point to attempt to extract information.]]
* GeniusDitz: Despite it all, she's a college educated PhD and can rattle off {{Technobabble}} like her life depended on it. It's pretty clear that no matter what else, she's got some fierce smarts locked away in that insane little mind.
* OfficialCouple: With Jaime.
* SympathyForTheHero: While she's proudly a Canton runner, she holds little ill will for the Abel crew. She seems to understand that which side you wind up on is mostly a matter of chance.

!'''Phil'''

The chief operator of Radio New Tomorrow, the New Canton equivalent of Radio Abel.

!'''Zoe'''

Phil's co-host of Radio New Tomorrow.
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheCynic: Definitely starts out her radio duties convinced of the futility of life and the inevitable demise of the human race. She lightens up a little over time.


!'''Esteban Sosa'''

A member of New Canton's Permanent Advisory Council.

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[[folder:Pandora Haze employees]]
!'''Professor Van Ark'''
One of the lead scientists who worked for Pandora Hayes before the zombie apocalypse.
* [[spoiler:BigBad]]: [[spoiler:Settled into the role as of season two.]]
* ColdBloodedTorture: Seems to be a staple for him. He claims this is a necessary evil to further his goals, though his attitude on a several occasions indicates otherwise.
* WalkingSpoiler: Considering that he is initially introduced as a potential key player in the zombie apocalypse [[spoiler:and is apparently killed the first time the player meets him in person]], this is a given.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Despite the consequences of his work, his main project was to cure injury and disease. [[spoiler:His eventual goal is finding a way to grant humans immortality, which he uses to excuse the countless deaths caused by his actions and research.]]

!'''Paula Cohen'''
One of the scientists working for Pandora Haze under Van Ark before the apocalypse. Maxine Myers' girlfriend.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Maxine indicates that the early stages of their relationship were like this.
* [[spoiler:DamselInDistress]]: [[spoiler:She works for Van Ark against her will for most of the first two seasons.]]
* NotQuiteTheRightThing: At one point, she refuses to abandon an unconscious captive while under attack. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:this prompts her boss to kill the prisoner to force the issue, and the attackers were the rescue team.]]

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[[folder:Other characters]]

!'''Ed Harrison'''

It can't have been easy, trying to raise an infant in the wasteland. But Ed's managed to keep his daughter, Molly, safe against the odds. He's a talented mechanic and a dauntless survivor.
* ActionDad: He cared for Molly with his wife for a very long time by sitting in a farmhouse and shooting down pigeons. Cool, but then he gets mobbed by zoms for days. He survives by taking ''headshots'' on them, flees, and when he sees that his wife and daughter are gone, he fixes a motorbike, finds the baby, helps [[PlayerCharacter Runner Five]] find fuel, fixes his motorbike AGAIN, and then produces the BigDamnHeroes moment below.
* BigDamnHeroes:
--> '''Sam Yao:''' Did he just take out three zombies ''on the back of a motorbike?''

!'''Molly Harrison'''

It's heartbreaking to think that Molly will never remember the world before the outbreak. She's barely a year old, but she's already lived through more than most pre-outbreak adults. Luckily, she still has her loving father, Ed, and her favourite toy - Mr Rabbit.

!'''Jamie'''

An abrasive fire fighter who lives with a group of small children, independent of New Canton or Abel Township, though after meeting Runner Five and Archie, he works with both.

* BigDamnHeroes: Saves Five and Jody from a swarm.
* InVinoVeritas: In a mission shortly after [[spoiler: Archie is killed,]] he is exposed to a hallucinogenic gas. His rambled, incoherent reactions make it clear [[spoiler: just how upset and guilt-ridden he actually was over her death.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The gold is buried very, very deep, but despite his abrasiveness and general jerkassery, he clearly cares for Archie, and despite complaining bitterly about caring for the children, he refuses to allow them to be absorbed into New Canton or Abel Township.
* [[spoiler:ReallyRoyaltyReveal]]: [[spoiler:Jamie turns out to be the last remaining member of the British Royal Family and thus, the rightful King of Britain.]]


!'''Travis'''

A bounty hunter working for the Ministry. Creative and skilled at capturing criminals fleeing justice, with dogged determination.
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