The characters of First American Blitz.
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"You have simply become selfish and indolent, barely worthy of the opportunities you are provided. And this is where it all has led you. So congratulations. Stand and be proud of your achievement. Stand and be proud of one more thing that you get to earn easily; your so-called lives. Afterall, what can be easier than killing someone – be it friend or stranger – to earn your way back to that life of bloat and excess?"The Program Supervisor and Authority Figure within the confines of the Kasanagi Eto. Whilst she isn't particularly evil or vicious, she is cold and ruthless in both her speech and actions with the reasons for these being explored in later chapters. With the exception of Alisia 'Lisi' Benetti she has the honour of being the most mentioned and seen character throughout the Fan Fic, which is justified given her important role. She hasn't yet had a true Day In The Limelight of her own but she does have heavy roles in multiple chapters as well as being the sole focus of the 'Personal Views and Opinions' entries, chapters which take the form of a journal written/recorded some time before the events of the Blitz.
Red Rock High School
"Look. I…I'm sorry I yelled at you. If you couldn't tell, I'm stressing pretty fucking hard here. I mean, what the fuck? How the hell did this shit even happen?"A contest winner from Red Rock High School in Arizona who has several bit parts and a supporting role before his Day In The Limelight Chapter 10: A Fool's Errand. Noted by several other contestants to be attractive and having a sinister aura. It is revealled that he is a sufferer of a severe case of Bipolar Disorder that results in increasingly poor decisions, a Hair-Trigger Temper and paranoia. Not much else is known about him other than him being a definite Wild Card.
Andrew 'Andy' Higgins
Santa Domingo High School
Jonathan 'Jonny' Chiang
“C’mon! C’mon you fat fuck! Don’t quit now! You’d better do something! ‘Cause if you turn and run now, I fucking swear I’ll make sure you don’t get back up!”A contest winner from Santa Domingo High School in California, he has the honor of being the first student to physically attack another without any true provocation. He is also the first to be seriously injured, though this occurs through his own stupidity more than anything else; learning the hard way that it’s best not to piss off Omatsu Reiko. His Day In The Limelight is Chapter 7: Against the Clock. He is the first character to show a true streak of brutality as well as nearly killing another student; justifying his actions by thinking that everyone will be out to get him because of his injury. It seems that he has some sort of unresolved past guilt after severely injuring someone. It remains to be seen whether or not he can come to term with this before some other student can kill him.
Cold Rivers High School
Madeline 'Maddy' Higgins
Bayside High School
Bear Ridge High School
Robert 'Bobby' CheveyoA contest winner from Bear Ridge High School in New Mexico, as well as being the first character directly introduced through the Day In The Limelight method, his first appearance and starring role being Chapter 3: Awake & Arrival. Despite at first being scared, confused trying (and failing) not to throw up, his first in-game appearance has him rescuing a Damsel in Distress. He is the only character not to be specifically aligned with any sort of clique, hobby or extra curricular activity, making him The Everyman. It is also perhaps notable that including his Day In The Limelight and his other small appearance later on, he hasn't had a single line of dialogue.
George R. Diomatti High School
Nicholas 'Nick' Lang
Alisia 'Lisi' Benetti
"Seriously, are you deaf or just stupid? God! Why do I have to keep repeating myself with you? HURRY THE HELL UP!"A contest winner from George R. Diomatti High School in New York who has the honour of appearing (or at least being mentioned) in more chapters than any other contestant so far. Her Day In The Limelight was the appropriately named Chapter 6: The Beggars and the Elite. The daughter of a New York Senator and a resident of the Upper East Side, it isn't surprising that Alisia is a fashion-conscious socialite with superiority issues, however according to her condidante Brenda Hughes, there may be more to Alisia than you might think.
Victoria 'Vikki' Shaw
Erin Baker High School
Dillon Maxwell III
"O…Okay. We…we're gonna make it. But to do that…to do that, we need to…to get to our weapons...Only to protect ourselves, Limp-Lungs."A contest winner from Erin Baker High School in Ohio, as well as being one of the four contestants to have a blood relative participating in the Blitz alongside them. She is one of the few contestants who can be easily identified in the chapter "Awake & Arrival" whilst half the contestants clamber about in the darkness and shout for their friends. Her Day In The Limelight is Chapter 8: I'd Do Anything to Keep You Safe. She is one of several contestants that doesn't immediately succumb to fear and paranoia and manages to get her bearings and quickly create a waypoint towards her designated box. She is very protective of her younger sister, Sadie, who suffers from asthma. It is unknown at this point if she'll stay loyal and protective of Sadie throughout the game, or whether her role as the protector will lead to her downfall.
“Y…You d-didn't…have to be…so rough…you…you know…!"A contest winner from Erin Baker High School in Ohio, as well as being one of the four contestants to have a blood relative participating in The Blitz alongside them. She is one of the few contestants who can be easily identified in the chapter "Awake & Arrival" whilst half the contestants clamber about in the darkness and shout for their friends. Her Day In The Limelight has not yet occurred, but she has a supporting role in the chapter ‘I’d Do Anything To Keep You Safe’. She, like her sister is one of several contestants that doesn't immediately succumb to fear and paranoia however she is hindered by her asthma, earning her the nickname ‘Limp Lungs’, and also slowing both her and her sister down. Although she seems to be fairly clever, it is unknown at this point if she’ll become The Smart Guy to JoAnne’s Big Guy, or if she’ll become The Load, but one thing that is for certain is that her sister is fiercely protective of her.
Grand Terrace High School
"You DO remember what 'fun' is right? You know. That thing doesn't involve us talking about bullies who take delight kicking my ass on a daily basis? F-U-N? Fun? Ringing any bells? Jogging any memories?"A contest winner from Grand Terrace High School in Oregon who is referenced several times before his Day In The Limelight Chapter 26: Emptiness and. He is one of the very few contestants who has any concern for his peers, regardless of whether or not they are family. He has an edge in that due to his fathers profession, he has a familiarity with the layouts of numerous drilling platforms similar to the Kasanagi-Eto which could make him a valuable asset for any potential La Résistance hoping to pull an escape attempt. His best friend is Leslie Thurston, who makes a habit of fighting Casey's battles for him.
James 'Jimmy' Turner
William Mc Haven High School
Robert 'Rob' McKean
Walker Clemens High School
Eduardo 'Eddy' Escobar
“Y-You attacked me! And sc-screaming like…like some kind of cr-crazy nut on top…on top of that! I…I had every right to defend myself!”A contest winner from Walker Clemens High School in Texas, he is a conflicted young man who is unsure of his place in the world. He also had the great misfortune of being the first student to be brutalized physically. His Day in the Limelight is Chapter 23: Dramatis Personae Overture, “A Question of Faith”. Revealed to be a devout Catholic, he nonetheless wavers between full belief and doubt due to his being bullied in school. He also fears his size and the possibility that he can end up hurting others because of it. While he is quiet and unassuming, completely devoted to his faith; he has exhibited uncontrollable burst of anger in both the past and in his current situation. Whether this leads him down a darker path or not remains to be seen.
Charlene 'Charlie' Rae Dolan
"Look. I know you're a Buddhist and everythin' but you gotta understand what's goin' on 'round here, Rahdi. This here's a situation where it's killed or be killed. To protect you, I ain't got no choice but to fight. It's the only way to keep you safe."A contest winner from Walker Clemens High School in Texas, she is a state-native who has spent the majority of her young life divided between the two ideological worlds of her divorced parents. Her Day in the Limelight is Chapter 2: “Instruction on How to Kill Your Best Friend”. Charlene comes across as a pragmatic realist, as evidenced through her run-in with Wendy Prince. She also shows signs of a sort of 'violent overprotectiveness' in her desire to keep her best friend Rahdi Patel safe from those who would hurt her. It is hinted at early on that she might not have a problem killing the other students when she begins to mentally size a few of them up during Orientation. With her skills in hunting and tracking along with the survivalist philosophy instilled by her estranged father, Charlie Rae could become a force to be reckoned with in The Blitz.