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  • Mighty Glacier: What Ellen's combat style is. Her attacks with maxed out Folk typically do a fair amount more damage per hit than Keats using the same Folk without transformation. However her attacks usually use up a lot of energy and there's a higher start-up time before her Folk react. Additionally many of her Folk do single-shot attacks rather than the combos or spam-attacks that Keats get. In compensation, her Folk when summoned can be used to hide behind to act as a barrier against enemy attacks and her magical cloaks can reduce the damage from the appropriate attack.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Keats finds at one point in the game a portrait of a woman he believes to be Ellen. It's actually Ingrid, the portrait painted by her husband and Ellen's father.


  • Agent Scully: It takes a lot for him to actually accept the supernatural. Even when he travels to the worlds of the dead, he merely shrugs his shoulders and calmly assumes he must be going insane.
  • Badass Bookworm: Definitely does not look the type of guy to beat the crap out of demon souls with his bare hands...
  • Guardian Entity: The Cloak of Sidhe transforms him to be Ellen's Guardian.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: When Keats finds out at the end of the game that he is a Halflife and the player discovers that he's not really a reporter at all, his "office" was just another part of the Netherworld, and the magazine he supposedly wrote for folded 17 years earlier. This is further enforced by one of the downloadable quests in which an outsider to the village couldn't see Keats because she didn't believe in magic.


  • Abusive Parents: Herve and her husband Renaldo's death unhinged Regine so much she either abused her daughter or thought in her insanity she was Herve.
  • Not So Different: Like Ellen, her past is dark and troubled, and she came to the village due to her mother. Her destiny takes a much darker turn.
  • Parental Abandonment: Suzette's father died before her birth and her mother has abandoned her prior to the game's events to follow an unhinged plan to kill Ellen in revenge for Herve's death.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: The Dark Impulse quest-line serves to shed some light on the tragedy of her life. At the end, despite all she's done by that point, Ellen simply can't hate not have sympathy for her.