Characters / Chzo Mythos

Chzo, aka the King

The titular entity of the Mythos.

Trilby, aka the Guide

Thief turned paranormal investigator.

  • Action Survivor: Gets so good at this it basically becomes his job.
  • Badass Normal: Capable of taking on magic supernatural entities with just his wits and enough strength to yank the occasional rug and kick the occasional face.
  • Cloning Blues: None of his various clones fare nearly so well as the original.
  • Gentleman Snarker: Much of his dialogue is dry English wit.
  • Gentleman Thief: Trilby prefers to label himself as such, and always fends off accusations that he is a simple burglar by pointing out that he only steals from the rich.
  • Known Only By Their Nick Name: He prefers not to let people know his real name - although Word of God is that he shares a birth name with Malcolm Somerset.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Makes a habit of it. Explicitly stated in Trilby and the Ghost, where he's outright called a devious bastard after his well-meaning but unkind way of dealing with a ghost. He admits that's why they keep him around.
  • Master of Unlocking: In 6 Days.
  • Occult Detective: Becomes one as a part of a rehabilitation program.
  • Person with the Clothing: He named himself after his hat.
  • Retired Outlaw: As of Notes.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Including Nice Hat and Waistcoat of Style. Becomes Awesome Anachronistic Apparel in the future-set 6 Days.
  • Stiff Upper Lip: He tries very hard to appear unflappable in public, even though we see that privately he is very affected by his experiences.
  • Unfazed Everyman: He's astonishingly quick to accept the existence of ghosts, paranormal investigation agencies and parallel universes, although the trauma of being possessed and nearly killed by the Defoe Wraith does appear to give him a mild form of PTSD. His clones are, if anything, even more unfazed by their own existence as clones, and one of them remains able to hold an eloquent conversation while inside Chzo.

Cabadath, aka the Tall Man, aka the Arrogant Man, aka The Prince

Originally a druid in the year 55 BCE, Cabadath was dragged into the World of Magick by Chzo after a failed attempt to summon and bind it in order to defeat an invading Roman army. Turned into an immortal Lich by Chzo, and deformed after years of horrific torture, Cabadath eventually broke down and swore himself into Chzo's service, and now carries out his master's will in the World of Technology. That is, until Chzo attempts to replace him...

The DeFoe Wraith, aka John DeFoe, aka the Welder, aka the Bridge

An abused feral child, turned into a serial-killing wraith by the Tall Man.

  • Abusive Parents: His father kept him locked in a basement until he went insane.
  • The Brute: The least intelligent and most violent of the villains.
  • Cool Mask: A (somewhat anachronistic) welder's mask forms part of his costume.
  • Demonic Possession: He possesses people in order to kill, his old body being rotted away to bones by now.
  • Expy: Of Jason Voorhees. Mask. Machete. Menacing stroll. Lack of dialogue. Child abuse backstory. Associated with significant date. Keeps killing people even after his death.
  • Genius Loci: His mind is trapped in the ruins of his house.
  • The Heavy: The most commonly-recurring villain in the series and the most direct threat in three out of four games.
  • Meaningful Name: Possibly unintentional, but "John DeFoe" is very similar to "John Doe", the name used as a placeholder for unidentified individuals or corpses. Given his status as both a wraith and The Nameless, this is rather appropriate.
  • Menacing Stroll: How he moves at all times.
  • The Nameless: Was never given a name in life, due to being disowned and locked in a basement on the day he was born. As such, the different characters come up with various means of identifying him, the most frequently used being Trilby's "John DeFoe".
  • Offscreen Teleportation
  • The Quiet One: Rarely says anything (unless you count the recurring phrase "father why").
  • Soul Jar: The wooden idol.
  • Super Strength: Enough to hack people apart and break necks with extreme ease.
  • Tragic Monster: He only kills because he's severely mentally ill and urged to violence by supernatural forces beyond his control.
  • Weapon of Choice: A machete.

Dr. John Somerset, aka Malcolm Somerset, aka the Caretaker

A psychologist on a starship, later revealed to be a fraud who stole the identity of his own father, who tangles with the DeFoe wraith and later kills himself in prison to become the Caretaker of destiny.

Theo DaCabe aka the New Prince

A council building inspector and all-around average joe, the plot of 6 Days a Sacrifice kicks off when Theo is sent to inspect the Optimology building for signs of illegal expansion. Pushed down an elevator shaft and into a secret underground facility by a member of the cult for which Optimology is a front (the masochistic and Chzo-worshipping Order of Blessed Agonies), Theo, badly injured but alive, struggles to survive the horrors contained within. At the end of the game, Theo, now having endured all of the Blessed Agonies, is dragged through a portal to the World of Magick, and, transformed into the New Prince by Chzo, kills Cabadath and takes his place by Chzo's side.

  • Action Survivor
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: His fate.
  • Fourth Date Marriage: after knowing Janine for all of four days - most of which he spent out doing fetch-quests while she hid in her room - he finds himself sleeping with her for comfort and ends up emotionally relying on her so much that losing her puts him through the Blessed Agony of the Soul.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Has one of these after the death of Janine. It also counts as the Blessed Agony of the Soul.
  • Humanoid Abomination: As the New Prince.
  • Meaningful Name: Theo's name, when rearranged, is very similar phonetically to Cabadath, hinting at his eventual fate.
  • The Everyman: Is the most normal out of the 3 protagonists in the series, having no special skills to speak of and having a relatively uninteresting life. That is, until he becomes the New Prince.