Characters: Alone in the Dark

Edward Carnby

Appearances: Every game in the series.

Emily Hartwood

  • Action Girl: She's very capable with guns and swords, and is no stranger to fisticuffs either.
  • Action Survivor: An upper-class lady with no apparent combat training or prior fighting experience, yet she manages to go up against zombies and other unspeakable horrors and live to tell about it.
  • Combat Pragmatist: One has little other choice when going up against the servants of Cthulhu, after all...
  • Demoted to Extra: Emily is a playable character in the first game, completely absent in the second, and returns in a supporting role in the third.
    • Adapted Out: While both the 2001 and 2008 reboots star a version of Edward Carnby, Emily is nowhere to be seen in either of them.
  • Generation Xerox: Alone In The Dark: Illumination features her great-granddaughter as one of the playable characters.
  • It's Personal: In contrast to Carnby, Emily's reasons for going into Derceto are entirely personal: to find out the real reason for her uncle's death.
  • Nephewism: Although it's never actually said if he raised her, it's made clear that she and her uncle were close. A picture of the two of them together can be found in one of the rooms.
  • Purely Aesthetic Gender: Playing Emily features exactly the same gameplay and levels as playing Edward. It only affect the opening text displaying the player character backstory, and a couple of comments when interacting with items in the manor.
    • Edward actually has longer legs and a different kicking style, which enables him to use a chair as a shield while kicking a zombie on the other side of the chair. Emily can't do this because she's wearing a skirt.
  • Southern Belle: Dresses like a Proper Lady, and the CD version gives her a southern accent.

    Alone in the Dark 2 

Grace Saunders

Ted Stryker

One-Eyed Jack

Elizabeth Jarret

    Alone in the Dark 3 

    Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare 

Aline Cedrac

Charles Fiske

Alan Morton

    Alone in the Dark 2008 

Sarah Flores

Theophile Paddington


Hermes Treismajice

  • Hero of Another Story: Considering he has another stone, its entirely possible he was having his own adventures