Characters / Dreamfall Chapters

Following is the list of characters introduced in Dreamfall Chapters. For the returning characters from previous installments, see The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey.
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    Stark 

Mira

Voiced by: Deeivya Meir

"Well, this shitty shitting shit just got real."

Owner of a robot junk shop in Europolis, Stark and an acquaintance of the late Burns Flipper from TLJ and the late Olivia de Marco from Dreamfall. Originally from India, now in her late 20-ies.

Wit

A humble technical genius in Mira's employment.

Dr. Roman Zelenka

Voiced by: Mark Healy

Zoë's psychotherapist who helps her restore her lost memories.

  • The Mole: He's been feeding details about Zoë to Falk Friedman.
  • Ship Tease: Flirting with him is an option.

Nela Vlček

Voiced by: Miranda Raison

A food vendor in Propast, with whom Zoë tries to be friends but their different political agendas can put a strain on their relationship (Nela is a Marxist, Zoë supports social democrats).

  • Forced into Evil: Variation. Queenie believes that Nela was tricked, thinking she would set off an EMP instead of an antimatter bomb. However, Nela learned the truth before the bomb went off. She goes through with it, in order to bring WATICorp down. She plays the rest of the trope straight, realizing innocent people will be killed and deeply regrets their lives will be lost. In the end, she does succeed at this.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Played straight, though mostly for style.
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized: In Book Two, Nela will admit to Zoë that her party is having some debate about whether to work with the system or go full-on revolutionary. In her next appearance, she suicide-bombs an EYE checkpoint.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Subverted. It's implied during Chapter Three that someone tricked Nela into suicide bombing the checkpoint, convincing her it was just an EMP to disrupt the EYE. However, she figured out the truth. She detonated the bomb anyway, because WATIcorp would have killed her, covered it up, and triggered another attack if she didn't. She reasons that, since WATIcorp is getting what it wants, they won't bother to cover anything up until it is too late to do anything about it.

Süleyman "Sully" Sadik

Voiced by: Nathaniel Parker

Reza's editor at the Hand That Feeds and Zoë's admirer.

  • Big Fun: He has a happy, easy-going attitude and likes to jokingly flirt with Zoë. Zoë implies that part of it might just be him putting on a brave face, since he has recently been going through a rather ugly divorce.
  • Carpet of Virility: Of the fat slob variety.
  • Intrepid Reporter: He's the newspaper's editor, but he fulfills all of the trope.

Queenie

Voiced by: Susan Brown

The informal leader of Bricks (essentially, Propast's Chinatown).

  • The Atoner: She mentions spending the second half of her long life making up for the mistakes she did in the first one.
  • Cool Old Lady: She has managed to keep her businesses out of Mr London's blackmailing scheme, is the most respected person in her neighborhood, has a knack for picking up on subtle things about people, and has a hovering teacup. Zoë admits that she kind of want to be Queenie when she gets to be old—not "like Queenie" but actually be her.
  • Femme Fatalons: Subverted. She's got them, but she's a nice lady.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: Queenie is an almost comically small old Asian lady.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: If you tell the truth about the Social Democrats possibly being corrupt, she'll refuse to endorse them despite having promised it in return for your help. However, she still owes a favor, and makes it clear she'll pay up if Zoë ever needs one.
  • The Reveal: The very last scene shows us Queenie was one of Saga's many personas over the years.
  • The Obi-Wan: Has this vibe for Zoe and Hanna.

Hanna Roth

Voiced by: Jessica Henwick

The de facto leader of the teenage gang, "The Dragonflies", in Propast, who disappeared several days before Queenie asks Zoë to find her. She is a Dreamer like Zoe, although her powers are presumably a lot weaker.

  • Artificial Human: Like Zoe. She was the third child created, whereas Zoe was the first.
  • Astral Projection: Like Zoe, she can project herself into other worlds. Her powers are indicated to be less advanced, though, and she isn't aware of the true scope of what she's doing.
  • Butch Lesbian: She's got the punk look down and her love interest is the more conventionally attractive Abby.
  • Courier: Her main source of income comes from organizing and making deliveries of goods her clients would rather have goes unnoticed by the EYE.
  • Reluctant Ruler: She doesn't like the notion that the other members of "The Dragonflies" look to her as their leader, still she is fiercely protective of them and she is so respected that her word often ends up being the last in an argument.
  • Older Than They Look: Her clothes flatten her bustline, and her short stature in comparison to Zoe's Statuesque Stunner makes her look like a pre-teen. Her kissing scene with Abby is a little awkward as a result.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Despite the reveal that she is a dreamer just like Zoe and an artificial human at that, she is quickly dismissed by Helena as a non-issue and is not mentioned again.

Falk Friedman

A "Corporate Jäger", i.e. a Bounty Hunter employed by corporations to take care of dirty, off-the-books business. He haunts Zoë as she is trying to establish a new life in Europolis. Chapter Three shows a different side of him, since he assists Zoe in escaping several EYE operatives, quite possibly at the cost of his own life.

  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Classy and elegant in a suit that probably costs thousands.
  • Character Death: As a possible outcome of player choices. In Book Three, if Zoë tosses her Dreamer at him, he gets shot in the chest. Though he doesn't die on the spot, it's made clear when the game recounts player choices.
  • Dissonant Serenity: He's completely stoic and placid while gunning down EYE's after Zoë. Even if he's shot in the chest.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Possibly. He can kill without remorse, although he is killing EYE's trying to kill Zoe.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: His introduction has him lighting up a cigarette in a rather sinister manner as he spies on Zoë's apartment.
  • Good All Along: He actually is not hunting Zoë... he's protecting her — albeit on the orders of her mother.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Fits with his job as a hunter.

    Arcadia 

Enu-Mar Sand'ya

Voiced by: Jessica Henwick

Enu-Mar Sand'ya, Twilight Child, Daughter of Te'a-Mar is a member of the anti-Azadi resistance in the Northlands.

  • Character Death: As a possible outcome of player choices. In Book Four, she can potentially be among the dead when the resistance is raided in Book Four. If Na'ane's treason from Dreamfall was kept under wraps, her healing skills will save Enu.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Frequently.
  • Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: She makes more than a few remarks about Kian being attractive without meaning to. Later, she blurts out that Zoe is also very attractive.
  • Motor Mouth: She has a bit of a problem about knowing when to pause whenever she has started talking.
  • Overly Long Name: The girl has quite a lot of epithets (second only to April, in fact).
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: She has a tendency to blurt out rather embarrassing statements at time.
  • Pointy Ears: As befits a Zhid, one of the fantasy races inhabiting Arcadia.
  • Pragmatic Hero: She really doesn't like the fact that Kian can choose to let a man who had sex with a young Dolmari go, but she does think it's worth it to have a spy in the Tower.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She's the wild and emotional red to Likho's (and to a lesser extent, Kian's) blue. She even wears red.
  • The Spock: As opposed to Likho's McCoy, she gravitates towards more pragmatic solutions to problems and moral questions, even if she doesn't like it.
  • Some Call Me Tim: She knows her name is kind of a mouthful, and since her parents aren't around to make a fuss about it she prefers just to go by "Enu".
  • Talkative Loon: Downplayed, but she's kinda out there. And she does not shut up.

Likho

Voiced by: Dave Fennoy

A Dolmari resistance member with a old grudge against Kian that he is still hoping to pay back some day.

  • Character Death: As a possible outcome of player choices. In Book Four, he will die during the Azadi's raid on the Enclave if Kian refused to bring on him along for the mission to Ge'en, but he manages to save Shepherd's life in the process.
  • The McCoy: As opposed to Enu's Spock, in a dark sense; despite his stoic surface he often puts Revenge Before Reason, and can therefore be impulsive and rash where Enu usually is able to keep a cool head and think of the bigger picture.
  • The Straight Man: Plays this to the more goofy Enu.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: It's not a surprise the blue guy is the stoic, straight-laced one.
  • Straight Gay: If you brought him along for the trip in Book Four, he stops just short of saying this outright. The intent is fairly clear, though.
  • Super Reflexes: If Kian fails to perform the Arrow Catch in Book 2, he does it instead.
  • Torture Always Works: A strong believer in this.
  • Why Can't I Hate You?: If brought along at the end of chapter 3 Likho expresses his frustration at this to Kian, saying Kian's actions are making him difficult to hate.
  • You Killed My Father: He has a vendetta against Kian for the death of his father, which Kian was involved in.

Bip

A Dolmari street urchin who assists the resistance. His parents were taken were taken to the prison colony by the Azadi.

  • Selective Obliviousness: It is implied that Bip on some level knows just how bad the odds of his parents' survival are, but the thought of them being dead is such an Awful Truth that he tries his hardest not to acknowledge it.
  • Street Urchin: He has been homeless ever since his parents were taken. While he is Street Smart enough to survive on his own and he claims to be perfectly happy with it, it is pretty evident that he misses his old life.
  • Tagalong Kid: He insists on coming to help Kian in Books 2 and 3. He's more helpful than a usual one but he's still caught in Book 3 and must be rescued in Book 4. Kian preempts this in Book 5, knowing Pip will tag along unless they make sure to have someone watch him.
  • You Remind Me of X: Kian frequently notices how much Bip reminds him of himself as a child.

Bandu-Ma-Seri aka "The Mole"

Voiced by: Susan Brown

A female Banda who is the leader of Marcuria's criminal underground (pun fully intended).

  • Iron Lady: After his dealings with her, Kian comes to understand why she is so feared and respected despite her size, realizing that she is both very clever and strong-willed.
  • Last of Her Kind: She explains that the Azadi wiped out the Banda, and the only reason she survived is because she was thought dead. Subverted in Book 4, with the return of Ben-Bandu from TLJ. Ben-Bandu also mentions that some Banda managed to flee to the east.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: She doesn't really like the rebellion, but she likes the Azadi even less.
  • Rugged Scar: Has three sets of claw marks across her face.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: The presence of the Azadi machine eventually causes her to decide to close up her operation and leave Marcuria, as she senses that something is horribly wrong about it, and she doesn't want to be anywhere near it whenever it is activated.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Or let one be killed. She's perfectly okay with killing an innocent Azadi boy to get his message.
  • You No Take Candle: Played with. She is actually very eloquent, but her way of speaking is quite peculiar.

Anna aka Alayna

A young lady from Marcuria who meets with Kian in Book Two.

  • Action Girl: Not seen in Book 2, but implied by Kian that she knows her way in a fight. By protecting Ferdows and possibly Enu, she gets to be this.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead
  • Death of a Thousand Cuts: She sets up Varmon to get one of these. And delivers the first blow herself.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She's not actually part of the Resistance, but she tips off Kian to an Azadi soldier doing horrible things.
  • I Have Many Names: In Book 3, she admits that "Anna" is actually an alias and that she uses a different name in every city she travels to.
  • Mysterious Past: Anna can see through Kian's cloaking veil, which is only possible if they know each other intimately. As Kian has no recollection of the woman, it begs the question of who she really is. Her name is Alayna, and Kian rescued her from Vamon as a child.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: She is not part of the Resistance, but she is against the Azadi occupation.
  • Ship Tease: She can kiss Kian. Player choice may or may not reciprocate.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Tells Kian that she has loved him since he saved her from Vamon as a child, and has only ever loved him.
  • Stalker with a Crush: After Kian saved her from Vamon she watched him from a distance until circumstance caused her to leave Sadir. After reuniting, she still shows shades of this.

General Hami

Voiced by: Nathaniel Parker

One of heads of the Azadi's military.

  • Character Death: Is killed by Vamon.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Not maliciously so, but he would lock Kian away for his own safety and wait for a chance to expose Vamon and Sahya, even though Kian knows that waiting would be catastrophic.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He knows that something is up with the way Commander Vamon and Sister Sahya runs things in Marcuria. He directly says to Vamon that he really doesn't want to suspect him of any wrongdoing, but he will investigate into the matter until he knows the truth and encourages him to be forthcoming. He is also fully willing to believe Kian when he tells him that Vamon and Sahya are traitors, despite Kian being a traitor himself, pointing out that the fact Kian stands alive in front proves they lied to him. In Book Four, he agrees to hear Kian out after finding the Azadi concentration camp is being used for horrific experiments.
  • Rugged Scar: His face is marked by quite the collection of scars. He sure hasn't earned his rank from sitting behind a desk.

Mother Utana

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A former teacher of Kian's and Anna's, Mother Utana is an elderly woman traveling with the First and General Hami.

  • Ambition Is Evil: Subverted. She's shown to be ambitious, she came to Marcuria because it could get her close to the Seat (possibly as a member of the Six). But she's nothing but kind. Until Book 5 shows her to be a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Her kindly mother facade hides the fact that she approved of killing all magicals.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She took in Kian as an orphan, taught Anna, and it's believed that she will withdraw her support to Sahya if she learns about how magicals are being exterminated. Whoo, boy, did Book 5 subvert this.
  • Good Shepherd: She's involved in the church, and is saintly and wise. At least until Book 5 makes her genocidal intentions clear.
  • Happily Adopted: She's very motherly to both Kian and Anna, and is implied to have been their mother figure in addition to her teacher.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She doesn't raise her voice, or get angry. But she can cow Sister Sahya when the latter is being disrespectful, and both Sahya and Vamon are hesitant to cross her. Until she knifes Kian in the back, she never shows any violence.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She believes that she is doing the work of the Goddess.

Ferdows

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An engineer involved in the operation of the machinery running all throughout Marcuria.

  • Back for the Finale: It looks as if he is killed mid-game... but is present in the finale and helps save the day.
  • Hollywood Nerd: Skinny, with thick spectacles and oversized teeth.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Is horrified when he finds out that the magicals were being sent to prison camps and executed instead of simply relocated.
  • Punch Clock Villain: Most things are above his pay grade. He just runs the machinery.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: He's upset the magicals are being killed, but he's really upset when he learns that it extends to children.

Onor Hileriss

Voiced by:

The leader of The National Front for Faith and Family. He is currently running for the post as Leader of the City Watch in Marcuria and it is a Open Secret that he is a collaborator with the Azadi.

  • Black Shirt: He openly works for the Azadi and applauds their stigma against magic and Magicals.
  • False Friend: Despite his cooperative attitude towards the Azadi, some of his aside comments in more private moments reveals that he really doesn't like them, and only sees them as an means to the end of getting more power for himself. He especially despises the fact that they worship a female deity and are organized as a matriarchal society.
  • Freudian Excuse: He implies at one point that the reason behind his stigma against Magicals stems from his father running away with a Dolmari woman and thereby brining shame upon the family's name.
  • Hate Sink: Pretty clearly exists to be the one guy in the game no one is supposed to like.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: In Book Four, he makes several comments about how women should Stay in the Kitchen. Just in case you thought he might have some redeeming qualities.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Managed to catch crow so he could burn him alive, only to have the same happen to him when Kian sabotages the attempt. He doesn't die on the spot, but a guard observes that he probably won't last the night.
  • Man on Fire: Kian can do this to him in Book 5. It couldn't have happened to a better person.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: His antipathy against Magicals and ideas of blood, land, and honor carries very obvious connotations.
  • Verbal Tic: He sure likes to say "Yes!" in an emphatic tone a lot.

Sister Alessandra/The Administrator

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The administrator of the Azadi concentration camp on Ge'en.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Kian does NOT like that she is fond of his past an Apostle. Or that she fantasized about meeting him naked.
  • Character Death: Either by Kian's hand, or by the magicals. It's doubtful she survives no matter what happens in Book 5.
  • Creepy Blue Eyes: Her very pale blue eyes and the fact she is slightly bug-eyed, gives her a noticeably creepy stare.
  • Dissonant Serenity: She's quite calm when she talks about her plague to kill all magicals. She shows more excitement thinking about naked Kian.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Unless Kian specifically asks her for her name, she is only ever called "The Administrator" or "Sister."
  • Fat Bastard: She is notably more plump than any other Azadi encountered in the game, and perhaps also one of the most wilfully evil ones.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Kian assumes at first that her knitting indicates she's not a wholly evil person. He could not possibly be more wrong.
  • Final Solution: One of the main people implementing one for magicals in Arcadia.
  • Freudian Excuse: Her siblings were murdered by magicals, including very young children.
  • Hypocrite During her Motive Rant, she complains about children being innocent of the crimes of their parents. She then explicitly complains that magical children will grow up to be just like their parents. The irony is clearly lost on her.
  • Mad Doctor: With her love of vivisecting and performing experiments on her victims, she is basically a female Josef Mengele.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: A ruthless genocidal maniac who runs a literal concentration camp.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Genocidal, has a pit of bodies in her room, vivisects live subjects (including children)...
  • Playing with Syringes: Is about to vivisect Bip when Kian meets her, and has no objections to unethical experimentation and mass murder for the sake of a global magical genocide.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Specifically, Bip, in addition to every magical child she's ever murdered.
  • You're Insane!: Kian will tell her this much. She denies the notion, because all she is doing is science after all, not magic.

    Others 

Saga

A mysterious new female lead, announced ages ago. She appears as a playable toddler in the first interlude at the end of Book One.

  • Big Damn Heroes: To Kian.
  • Dead Guy Junior: She has what looks to be a mini version of the late Crow.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Adult Saga enjoys snarking at every opportune and inopportune moment.
  • Dimensional Traveler: She's a shifter, like April.
  • Disappeared Dad: In Book 5, we learn that Magnus has disappeared and never come back to the House of All Worlds.
  • Happily Adopted: She tags along with Kian in the epilogue, posing as his daughter. When she's older, she remarks about how much she misses him.
  • Interspecies Romance: Seems to be a product of one: her father, Magnus, looks human, while her mother, Etta, has green skin and an impossibly stunning figure. Saga, for her part, looks like a regular human baby, then a regular human toddler, and then a regular teenager, albeit with dyed green hair.
  • Missing Mom: During the second interlude, Etta has gone missing. The fact that Magnus doesn't believe she is dead and forbids Saga to go outside the house implies that she has somehow been lost in the Aether.
  • Not-So-Imaginary Friend:
    • The spirit of the White Dragon has watched over Saga pretty much since birth, but she is the only one who can see her (and even that seems to be the case only while she is a toddler).
  • The Reveal: She is Lady Alvane from The Longest Journey.
  • Walking Spoiler: There is a reason the devs avoided talking about the contents of the prologue and the interludes all the way up until the release.

Magnus

Saga's father.

  • Adult Fear: In Book Four, he wakes up to find Saga has broken the wards preventing her from shifting and left the house.
  • Beard of Sorrow: Magnus has developed Perma Stubble in the second interlude. It is strongly implied to be due to Etta's disappearance.
  • Good Parents: He's trying really hard to be a good father, and it shows.
  • Lethal Chef: Etta doesn't care for his stew.
  • Put on a Bus: He's absent in Book 5, having left the House between All Worlds. And Saga has no idea where he's gone.
  • Standard '50s Father: His looks invoke much of this image.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Downplayed. He is a bit shorter than Etta, but not by much.

Lux

The first Dreamer, and the creator of the universe.

  • Ambiguous Gender: Lux isn't really defined by a gender. Zoë struggles with whether to call Lux a he or a she.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Lux is naked in a scene with Zoe in Chapter 4, but has no genitals or nipples.
  • Barrier Maiden: The universe exists as long as Lux dreams. If Lux died, it would mean the end of everything.
  • Cosmic Keystone: The soul-stone belongs to Lux.
  • Female Angel, Male Demon: Rare inversion, the boyishly androgynous Lux is the Good Counterpart to the clearly dark and definitely female Yaga.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Lux noticeably has four fingers, perhaps to showcase that Lux is definitely not human.
  • Fusion Dance: Joins with Zoë at the end of Book Four.
  • Goo Goo Godlike: Lux looks a young child, but is still the being that dreamt the universe into existence.
  • Good Counterpart: The dream to the Yaga's nightmare.
  • Power Tattoo: When the Fusion Dance with Zoë occues, an orange tattoo appears on her face. Lux also has a number of tattoos, but it's unknown if powers come with them, like Zoe's in Storytime.
  • Telepathy: Lux communicating with Zoë happens entirely telepathically, with Zoë Repeating so the Audience Can Hear. Lux only vocalizes grunts and giggles.

Baeb-Ayae-Gh'aa aka Baba Yaga

The Wicker Witch.

  • Balance Between Good and Evil: She sees herself as a necessary counterbalance to Lux, stating that without darkness and fear, there can be no imagination and therefore no dreams.
  • Gods Need Prayer Badly: Or in her case, Gods Needs Fear Badly. By the time Zoë meets her, she is in a weakened state as all her agents meant to spread fear in her name are either dead, or in the case of Klacks, have lost their powers.
  • The Hecate Sisters: She shifts around between these three forms while speaking to Zoë.
  • Humanoid Abomination: For what corresponds to a literal God of Darkness and Fear, she appears very humanoid when speaking to Zoë.
  • Literal Split Personality: She mentions that she didn't always take the form of the Hecate Sisters, it was apparently a side-effect of Lux dreaming the universe into existence.
  • Time Abyss: She existed before Lux created the universe.
  • The Sacred Darkness: The Yaga is very much a primordial evil, by she is the kind of Dark Is Evil that makes Lux's Light stand out and makes human create and invent out of fear of it. This is in contrast to the "black fire" darkness, which seeks only to unravel the dream/creation and is pretty obviously the Undreaming.
  • Son of an Ape: She dismissively refer to both Zoë, and humanity as a whole, as "monkeys".

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