Characters: Criminal Case
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The Grimsborough PD
A detective in the Grimsborough Police Department who is assigned to work with your player character from the start of the game.
- Bad Liar: In one side-quest, while retrieving a hooker's lost purse, Jones convinces you to go through it to make sure it's really hers. Later, when the woman asks Jones if her purse was searched, he tries to deny it...but she calls him out on lying, while saying that a woman can know when her stuff's been searched.
- Beard of Sorrow: After Chief King's suicide, Jones grows some stubble for a few cases.
- Big Eater: He especially likes hot dogs, but he'll jump for hamburgers and pastries as well, and he's always eager to attend functions with buffet lines. His appetite is lampshaded in Case 31, during a discussion about the annual Dog Pageant:
Jones: Dog Pageant Day! I've been waiting for this for weeks! They says the buffet is sublime, all the best cooks participate!
Chief King: ...Jones, do you ever think of anything else besides eating?
- A reporter in the University further lamshades this by asking the player if Jones thinks about anything else other than eating. He's not amused.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: In Case 41, he gets briefly hypnotized by the Rorschach Reaper into nearly killing the player character.
- Butt Monkey: Usually whenever garbage or sewers are involved.
- Covert Pervert: Expect him to suck up any compliment given to him by a beautiful woman, or to make an excuse to go see a pretty female suspect.
- Cowboy Cop: Usually exhibits shades of this whenever Tony Marconi or other known criminals are involved. In Case 11, it results in Marconi's lawyers filing a restraining order against him.
- Crazy-Prepared: In Maple Heights, he brings his uniform when he's normally wearing civilian clothes. Even on a golf course.
- Deadpan Snarker: Falls into this from time to time. For example, when confronting food critic Tobias Sharp over a bottle of wine the latter refused to pay for during a side-quest in Case 15:
Jones: Mr Sharp, we analyzed your wine. And I'm not in fact surprised you drank the entire bottle...this wine was perfectly good!
Sharp: What are you saying? It's insane! I refuse to pay for a bottle of corked wine!
Jones: Would you rather come with us to the police office? There are some comfortable cells if you need one, but I'm afraid the food isn't great.
- Defective Detective: Jones isn't a bad investigator, per se, in spite of your player character's growing skills overshadowing his own at times. However, he reveals at one point that his obsession with his work prompted his ex-wife to suggest he go for therapy, and then she eventually left him because the job was putting incredible strain on their marriage.
- Doom Magnet: The game's plot is to investigate homicides, but people tend to die when Jones goes somewhere in his off-time. Whether he's taking the player out to eat, going to a football game, invited to a wedding, someone's going to end up dead by the end.
- Exhausted Eye Bags: He wasn't sleeping well after Chief King's suicide, and appears with eyebags.
- Expressive Hair: Only when he's surprised, but it stands on end like a cat's.
- Heroic BSOD: He breaks down in Case 21 after finding and identifying Rachel Priest's remains.
- Hot-Blooded: At least once a case, Jones is shown with a flushed-red forehead and storm clouds over his head.
- Implied Love Interest: He gets very bothered over Rachel Priest. He's practically beside himself with worry when her cameraman says she's disappeared, basically praying that she's okay, and is utterly devastated when she dies. Nothing explicit is ever stated, though.
- Last Name Basis: Everyone refers to him by his surname. In fact, his full name isn't revealed until Case 26.
- Loony Fan: Face paints himself when watching football.
- Manly Tears: Jones is crying with pride when the player character finishes the Grimsborough cases and is going to Pacific Bay.
- Perp Sweating: Is good at this. It doesn't work all the time, though, at least not against the more hardened crooks you and he interrogate.
- Precision F-Strike: It's censored, usually, but if someone has to swear, it's Jones.
- The Resenter: To the player character, as hinted by the Rorschach Reaper.
Rorschach Reaper: You wouldn't know about being brilliant, would you, Officer Jones? (player's rank and name)'s dog, always following, always praising, always failing...It's unbearable, isn't it? Living in (player's rank and name)'s shadow, being endlessly scolded for failing to meet their standards...So much frustration, Officer Jones...It has to stop, hasn't it? It can't go on forever, it has to stop now. Now and forever. And there's only one thing to do. The right thing.
- Spiky Hair: His hair actually sticks straight up at the front. In his more realistic picture in the game's start-up loading screen, his hair displays little spikes from front to back.
- Staircase Tumble: At the end of Case 41, he gets a head injury resulting from this right before the killer's arrest. Or so he thinks; see Ramirez's entry below.
- Sweet Tooth: While Jones's Trademark Favorite Food is hot dogs, he'll eat most anything, especially sweets. When brought cookies by Margaret Littlewood, his sprite is usually double-fisting them.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Jones is never enthusiastic about hunting for clues in garbage or sewers, always insisting that you be the one to take on such assignments instead. Naturally, in Case 11 King orders Jones to be the one to dive for clues in a sewer...and while Jones finds nothing in the sewer-water, you manage to find clues while staying nice and dry.
The head of the Grimsborough PD's forensics laboratory, she analyzes different clues for trace evidence and helps you identify unknown substances that come up during investigation.
- Berserk Button: Harming dogs is a no-no with her. Witness her response to Case 31's murder, which also included the death of the victim's dog:
Grace: I can't believe someone did this! Killing a harmless dog, the monsters!
Jones: They've also killed a human being...
Grace: Yes, of course, that's tragic too. But the poor dog, what did it have to do with human feuds?!
- A Day in the Limelight: Case 48 has Grace accompany your player character in solving the case, since Jones is being kept busy with a multitude of complaints against him for rudeness to Maple Heights residents (and being pulled from the case due to it being too serious for him). Grace gets the chance to wear an outfit very similar to Jones' usual getup.
- Never Heard That One Before: Gets this in Case 7, and not for the first time.
Jones: You really are amazing, Grace!
Grace: As if I hadn't heard that joke a thousand times before. (blushes) But thank you, silly.
- Red-Headed Heroine
- Science Hero: Comes with the territory of being a forensic analyst.
The Grimsborough PD's medical examiner, his main role is to outline how the victims of each case died.
- The Coroner: The Chief Medical Examiner of Grimsborough PD, who conducts autopsies on the victims' bodies and analyzes murder weapons.
- Deadpan Snarker:
- One example, during Case 4:
Nathan: I've got several things for you. Dan was stabbed in the stomach with a sharp object, probably a knife. From the angle of the wounds, I can tell you that your killer is left-handed!
Jones: You can't seriously see that from a gash, can you?!
Nathan: (raised eyebrow) I wouldn't work here if I couldn't.
- Another example from Case 13, after Nathan's just finished his autopsy of a victim of a bomb attack that severed both of the man's legs:
Nathan: Thanks for the puzzle, guys. It's the first time I get a bomb victim on my table!
The head of the Grimsborough PD's digital forensics team, he helps you to analyze tapes, camera imagery and footage, and computer hardware.
Chief Samuel King
The police chief of the Grimsborough PD, he usually chides Jones while praising your player character's efforts - though he's not above flipping out on both
- Badass Grandpa: Starting with the Maple Heights arc, he decides to come out from behind his desk and get back into the field, if only so he can see firsthand what your player character's investigative skills are like. Of course, he couldn't have gotten where he is in the Grimsborough PD by just sitting behind a desk, so...
- Benevolent Boss: On a good day. On one occasion, when Ramirez is utterly freaked out at the idea of a ghost haunting the area, King takes Jones' suggestion and sends Ramirez on a brief leave of absence.
- Big Good: He's the chief of the Grimsborough Police Department. Ultimately subverted in Case 51 in which he is found guilty of the murder of Adam Bentley.
- By-the-Book Cop: On one occasion, when Jones bitterly admits that the evidence is pointing in an unfavorable direction, King advises him that you have to follow what the evidence says, notwithstanding.
- Cool Old Guy: He's not above giving a good-natured wink to show he's especially pleased with your performance.
- Da Chief: On a bad day, and usually toward Jones for being "lazy" and for overstepping his bounds as a cop. King's a lot more reasonable to your player character, who he describes as being better able to keep a cool head, though on one occasion he threatens to assign both of you to work under Ramirez if you don't wrap up the case more quickly.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: Whenever he perceives Jones to not be working hard enough on a case.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: He becomes increasingly irritable and unreasonable during the elections period in Maple Heights, and easily flies the hook whenever the Mayor is involved. Finally culminates in him killing Adam Bentley on the Crimson Order's behalf.
- Mission Control: He's usually the one to give you and Jones the directives on new cases and advise you where to go when the two of you get stuck.
- Overprotective Dad: He's very protective for his granddaughter, Cathy, and gets very irate when he found out that Alex is trying to take her out for a date. It gets Played for Drama in later Cases, where it was revealed that he committed suicide after being convicted for Adam Bentley's murder to protect her, since the Crimson Order would execute her if he got arrested.
Officer Eduardo Ramirez
A beat cop with a fairly timid disposition and a rather bad reputation for screwing up.
- Agent Mulder: Believes in the existence of ghosts, zombies and monsters of legend.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He might be polite to a fault, be constantly nervous about handling rough-looking suspects, and overall be a bumbling cop, but get him sufficiently aggravated and...well, just look at his response to a quarrel between barber Joshua Kempe and customer Curtis Newman over lice on the barber's scissors, in a side-quest in Case 10:
Kempe: I carefully clean my scissors after every client. If Curtis here has got lice, it's definitely not from me and my scissors...
Newman: Don't try that one on me, old man! Lying comes to you as naturally as breathing! Now you better hope your bones are not as weak as your lies!
Ramirez: (thoroughly pissed) EVERYBODY CALM DOWN RIGHT ABOUT NOW!
- The Bus Came Back: Returns in Pacific Bay as a private detective.
- Butt Monkey: Just about everybody takes him as a verbal punching bag or a convenient target for insults.
- Loser Has Your Back: On the few occasions when Jones is indisposed as your partner.
- Nervous Wreck: He was visibly intimidated by Marconi, to the point that he repeatedly gets Marconi's name wrong.
- Police Are Useless: He's the main reason the Grimsborough PD's cops are looked down on by the populace, usually by way of mishandling forms or other important evidence.
- Secret Secret Keeper: Shared with the player character, for the fact that he had to whack Jones on the head with a frying pan to stop him from shooting the player character while under the Rorschach Reaper's mind control. Jones assumes his injury is from falling down some stairs, and neither you nor Ramirez bothers to correct him.
- Spanner in the Works: The Rorschach Reaper didn't count on Ramirez whacking a hypnotized Jones with a frying pan to rescue the player character.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: He refuses to believe that not everyone can be truly good at heart.
Recurring Characters in Grimsborough
Judge Olivia Hall
A very stern member of the local judiciary, who appears at the end of the different cases to pass sentence on the convicted killers.
- Black Boss Lady: Well, she's black, she's the judge in charge of Grimsborough's courthouse, and she's a woman.
- The Judge: Obviously.
- Perpetual Frowner: Judge Hall is not one to smile. Considering the city where she works, it's hard to blame her.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: She can be very hard on unrepentant or defiant criminals. On the other hand, she's willing to show some leniency if convicts were of previous good character and are truly remorseful about their actions, and if the circumstances of the crime that led them to her courtroom can be reasonably explained in their favor.
Catherine "Cathy" King
Chief Samuel King's grand-daughter, also known as the hacker called "The @rtist". She is also Alex's girlfriend.
- Digital Avatar: Not exactly a digital avatar, since she communicates directly with the team using a video chat, but Cathy uses a black hood and a mask to represent her @rtist persona.
- Expressive Mask: The @rtist's mask. While usually bearing an impassive expression, the mask is also capable of smirking◊ or looking nervous◊.
- In the Hood: The @rtist wears a black jacket with a hood, both in person and as a virtual avatar.
- Official Couple: She and Alex are officially together by the final chapter of Grimsborough.
- Playful Hacker: Her hacking isn't malicious, and she's a normal university student outside her hacker persona.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has pink hair, although it is dyed.
Mayor Howard Johnson
The mayor of Grimsborough, he shows up at least once per arc. He gets major focus during the Maple Heights arc, where he's running for re-election.
- Cool Old Guy: Yes, his picture here has him winking at you. In context, the wink is when he thinks you're doing a good job.
- Fictional Political Party: His is called the Red Party.
- Momma's Boy: His mother, Serena Johnson, apparently does most of his work behind the scenes. Judge Hall mentions that the mayor could barely make his own decision without her.
- Permanent Elected Official: One wonders how he's managed to hold on to his job with the number of murders taking place during his tenure...
- Sleazy Politician: Has shades of this in Case 21, where he allows General James Marsh to sway him into telling you and Jones to back off from considering Marsh as a suspect in the case's murder, on the grounds that Marsh is a very influential man and it wouldn't be wise to have him as an enemy. Then he pulls it on you again in Cases 31 and 41 where he's primarily worried about the impact that (respectively) cancelling the Dog Pageant due to a murder, and the Rorschach Reaper's serial killings, will have on his chances of being re-elected. His status as a sleazeball is cemented in Chapter 56, where he is revealed to be a member of the Crimson Order.
A leading figure in the local Italian mafia, and suspected of involvement in several crimes during the Industrial Area arc.
- Arc Villain: Jones sees him as this throughout the Industrial Area arc. He cements it after killing Salvador Cordero, the other contender for the title.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Being leader of the mob? Sure. Running a sleazy nightclub? No problem. Killing people who've crossed him? Run-of-the-mill. Beating a woman to death, especially if she's an employee of his? NO.
Marconi: You don't hit women. You just don't...
- Handicapped Badass: He's asthmatic. Doesn't hamper his mob activity, though.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: A trait of his in Case 8.
- Man Behind the Man: He's suspected of having hired the killer in Case 2 to murder that case's victim; however, there's no proof forthcoming to support that theory.
- The Mob Boss Is Scarier: What Ash Bison of the Vipers says about Marconi in Case 11.
Ash Bison: I know Marconi will always be the true boss of this district. Those who forget that, die.
- The Syndicate: He runs one.
- Villain with Good Publicity
A wealthy business-owner who first appears in the Financial Center arc.
- Arc Villain: Like Marconi, Jones does not trust him at all, and is very eager to pin him for the murders he gets involved in throughout the Financial District.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Most of his wealth and power comes from his connections with The Crimson Order and their illicit gold mining.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Tried to bail his grandson out of prison after the latter committed murder, and implied to have done it for himself after being convicted for Rachel Priest's murder
The Pacific Bay PD
The Chief of the Pacific Bay Police Department.
- A Mother To Her Men: Described as nurturing to others, and is shown to be concerned to her team members' well-being.
- Iron Lady: She's a tough woman who does not tolerate nonsense (especially when it comes to Frank's drunken tendencies), and is not afraid to use her power to intimidate an army general to protect her subordinates.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: She can be very harsh on her team members if they are being insubordinate or are fooling around (Frank is especially prone to receive her wrath), and will note hesitate to reprimand or even suspend them if they cause trouble for others, but takes a very good care of the team.
A Junior in the Pacific Bay Police Department, and is one of the two partners assigned to the player character for the second season. She comes from the mountainous district of White Peaks, where she lived with her mother and older brother.
- Abusive Parents: Mrs. Young is an extremely cold-hearted woman who constantly belittles her daughter, saying that Amy is too immature to become a police officer, and that she could never compare to her brother Duncan. Even Frank says she's being too harsh on Amy.
- Big Brother Worship: Amy has an older brother whom she clearly admires very much. In fact, his incredible works as a police officer is what inspires her to become one herself.
- Crush Blush:
- Amy is often seen blushing whenever she's talking to or about Russell, hinting that she might have a liking for him.
- She also blushes whenever her ex-boyfriend/highschool sweetheart — whom she clearly still have strong feelings for — is involved in the conversations.
- Break the Cutie: Amy starts out as the most cheerful, idealistic and optimistic team member of the Pacific Bay PD, but the events of Case 30, where 3 of the suspects were people she is close to (her brother, her mother and Russell), was enough to drive her into the edge that she tries to resign from the force.
- Character Development: She grows from being a rather bumbling junior officer who's prone to hero worship the PC and her older brother, to a more capable and determined character who will not take nonsense from impertinent suspects and teammates (including her own mother).
- Cuteness Proximity: Russian nesting dolls. After confiscating a bunch of them from a Russian bar in Case 11, she begs the Player Character to be allowed to keep them.
"Oh please [Player Character]! Those dolls are too cute! Can I keep them?"
- The Cutie: Amy is the youngest team member the player had so far, and she's still very naive and idealistic, and is prone to acting silly when it comes to guys she likes.
- Cynicism Catalyst: When she discovered that her ex-boyfriend, Bobby Prince, was a murderer, she started to become disillusioned with her own niceness.
- Dumb Blonde: Subverted. She may be naive and inexperienced, but she is picking up the player character's detective skills quite quickly.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Amy is the only blonde among the female members of the team, and she's the nicest (and prettiest) among them all. Compare her cheerful friendliness to the Deadpan Snarker Brainy Brunette Hannah, the Nightmare Fetishist Fiery Redhead Roxie, and the stern Chief Marquez.
- Heroic BSOD: After having to arrest her brother for being a horrific murderer called the Night Walker, she suffered a mental break down that she was put on leave for almost 4 Cases to collect herself.
- Identical Stranger: Apparently, she looks identical to Felicia Steppingstone — the celebrity victim of Case 31 — and gossip columnist Holly Hopper tried to make a news out of it.
Holly Hopper: Officer Young here looks exactly like Felicia. Murder victim and cop identical... it'll make headlines. You'll make headlines, Amy.
- Na´ve Newcomer: Her assignment with the Player Character was her first on-field work.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: When she makes her official return to the force after a well-deserved break from work, Amy has become noticeably more demanding, impatient and rude. Although her new attitude is justified since she's still emotionally fragile after having to arrest her own brother for a series of gruesome murders, Hannah complains that she's starting to behave like Frank.
- The Unfavorite: Amy's mother Miriam favors her older brother Duncan, and is quite blunt about it.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: She tries to see the best in everything, and reacts with horrified shock and how terrible some people can be.
A detective in the Pacific Bay Police Department, and is one of the two partners assigned to the player character for the second season. A celebrated officer in the past, Frank had once served his duties in Ivywood Hills, which he loathes because he considers the people there fake and obnoxious.
- The Alcoholic: Frank is constantly talking about getting himself drunk, and will never pass up a chance to consume alcohol. During his early introduction, he was supposed to attend some anger management course, but went to Beerfest instead, and tries to get the player drink as well.
- Big Eater: Next to getting drunk, Frank really likes to eat. In case 13, he becomes excited to accompany the player character to attend a wedding ceremony because of the free buffet, while in case 27, he mentioned that he ordered 7 pies for breakfast because he can't find a bar.
- Brilliant but Lazy: Chief Marquez said that he is a brilliant detective (or used to be, according to Yann) but he rarely does anything useful and leaves almost everything to the player character that his supposed brilliance seemed more like Informed Ability.
- Butt Monkey: To a certain extent. He frequently gets into trouble with Andrea for drinking on the job, and once got bitten by a snake when trying to drink a bottle of snake wine he found in the middle of the forest. His team mates, particularly Russell, enjoys making fun of him.
- Catch Phrase: Frank often says, "Let's go bust their chops," when he's about to talk to a suspect or make an arrest. Even Amy is known to quote him when she's being particularly enthusiastic.
- The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Frequently chides the player character for taking interest in (seemingly) random objects - which, of course, is later revealed to contain vital clues for the case.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Described as "hot-tempered" in his character profile, and apparently did not show up in your first case because he's on an anger management course.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although Frank is a hotheaded drunkard who often behaves rudely towards his co-workers and suspects, he can a decent guy when it really matters: in case 27 he managed to stop Judd Tucker from committing suicide, comforted Amy when she had a mild breakdown after having to arrest her ex-boyfriend in case 28, and is trying his best to be a better father to his estranged children.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: Like his predecessor, Jones, Frank could hardly resist the charms of beautiful women, bringing both amusement and annoyance to his coworkers. He once even tried to leave the police force to pursue romance with Velma Bannister.
- Sitcom Archnemesis: He and Russell would almost always insult each other whenever they interact.
- Technologically Blind Elders: He's the oldest member of the Pacific Bay PD, and frequently gets confused with how modern electronics (such as smart phones and portable satellites) work, to Hannah's amusement. He seem to be getting better at using such gadgets though, as he managed to successfully operate on a PearPad in Case 27's Additional Investigation, and managed to send an SMS to Hannah using the smartphone in Case 32.
The medical examiner for the Pacific Bay PD, who performs autopsies on the murder victims.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She introduced herself as "A coroner by day, and a party girl by night" and apparently drinks herself to a stupor almost every night.
- Nightmare Fetishist: She is disturbingly excited with the prospect of examining corpses, and finds Voodoo to be interesting.
- Pungeon Master: Never misses the chance to make puns regarding the deaths of the victims she autopsied, much to Amy's distaste.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Frequently makes jokes about the murder victim's deaths, and is called out by Amy for it.
The forensics expert for the Pacific Bay PD. He comes from the district of Jazz Town, but had taken up travelling in his youth to "seek closure" after his parents' death.
- Dark and Troubled Past: His parents were murdered by a serial killer called the Puppeteer when he was 14, and he never quite got over their deaths. When he heard of the Puppeteer's return, he became obsessed in hunting them down, despite Andrea's orders to leave them be.
- Good Parents: Yann is shown to be quite close to his children, James and Lily. The "Best Dad Ever" mug he drinks from is a further proof of this.
- Happily Married: He is very affectionate to his wife, Jessica, as shown in the Additional Investigation of Chapter 6, where he is planning to surprise her with her favorite dish for their wedding anniversary. Their stable relationship is a stark contrast to Jones and Frank — both of whom are divorced — and many of the murder suspects we meet throughout the cases, whose relationship with their partners/spouses is usually strained at best.
- Retcon: His character bio states that his age is 41, but it was retconned into 45 in his suspect profile in Case 24 of Pacific Bay.
- Walking the Earth: He travelled a lot in the past, and frequently alludes to his experience in foreign countries (such as Tibet, Thailand, Aztec, etc.).
The tech expert for the Pacific Bay PD. Her family were immigrants from North Korea, and she resided in Inner City after settling down in Pacific Bay, where she briefly joined an anarchist group called Inner Chaos
- Anti-Hero: Has criminal background and has broken several laws in the past through her hacking.
- Asian and Nerdy: She has a North Korean heritage, and happens to be an extremely skilled tech expert.
- Berserk Button: Being forced to struggle hard for her U.S. Citizenship in the past makes her extremely irritable when dealing with difficult Immigration Officers like Aicha Ben Malek.
- Big Damn Heroes: Just as Fredo Mancini is about to blow the courtroom sky-high, killing Amy, Chief Marquez, Judge Dante, and hundreds of others, Hannah shoots him dead.
- Butch Lesbian: Hannah is not exactly manly, but she is a tough-talking chain-smoker who sports a Boyish Short Hair style and is noticeably less feminine than her girlfriend, Heather.
- Deadpan Snarker: Much more cynical than Amy, and has, on occasion, snarked on her idealism. Her official bio actually describes her personality as "snarky".
- Fangirl: She's a big fan of the vigilante motorcyclist "Justice Rider", and loves watching the women's Roller Derby. Apparently, she enjoys witnessing girl power being in play.
The profiler for the Pacific Bay PD. He apparently grew up in Ivywood Hills where he was raised by the cultist group called the Utopians
- Antagonistic Offspring: He resents his father, Jupiter Crane, for letting the Utopians raise him. Jupiter does not seem to share this sentiment and merely sees Russell as a misguided child.
- Berserk Button: He's usually quite calm and collected, but becomes moody and irrational when he gets too closely involved with the Utopians.
- The Charmer: Is described to have a charming personality, and had occasionally flirted with Amy.
- Distressed Dude: Played briefly in Ivywood Confidential 6, where he was kidnapped and held hostage by a brainwashed Brad Belinsky, tasking Amy and the player to come to his rescue.
- Insufferable Geniuis: Russell is a doctor in criminal psychology, and is not shy to brag about his deductive skills. Frank calls him a peacock because of this.
- The Profiler: His job description is to analyze psychological clues found by the player.
- Sitcom Archnemesis: Russell frequently snarks about Frank's intelligence, while Frank, on his part, would insult Russell's job.
Recurring Characters in Pacific Bay
Honorable Edward Dante
The Judge of court in Pacific Bay, who appears in the end of each case to sentence the killers.
Amy's older brother. He's a former police officer who was forced to leave his duties after an incident caused him to become wheelchair bound.
- Aloof Older Brother: Averted. Although Duncan is a much more competent officer than Amy, even receiving a medal for heroism, the two get along quite well (even if Amy did mentioned that they somewhat drifted apart ever since he left the force).
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He's the Night Walker.
- Broken Pedestal: Once known as the Pacific Bay PD's best assets, he will now be remembered more as a cowardly killer who hides behind the legend of Night Walker to carry out his deeds.
- The Ghost: He was mentioned several times during the earlier cases, but doesn't physically appear. Finally averted when the player reaches White Peaks, where he and Amy comes from.
- My Beloved Smother: Although Miriam Young quite blatantly favours Duncan over Amy, her overemphasis on his past achievements made him believe that he had somehow failed her after his career as a police officer was destroyed following his accident. Amy believes this to be a major contributing factor that made him eventually become the Night Walker.
- Obfuscating Disability: Although he was really crippled after getting injured, he had taught himself to walk ever since, but pretends to still be wheelchair-bound.
- Taking the Bullet: He became a cripple after using himself as a shield to protect a female camper from a murderous psychopath.