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Characters: Harvester

Steve Mason

He always was a kidder.
An amnesiac young boy who finds himself thrust into the bizarre situation of needing to gain entry into the town's lodge before the big blood drive. Unfortunately, the means of gaining membership are not at all reasonable. Or morally sound for that matter.

Stephanie Pottsdam

Possibly the only other half-sane person in the entire town. She and Steve become pretty close over the course of the game. Which makes the ending even sadder.

Steve's Mom

Steve's mom. Spends most of the game baking huge batches of cookies for the upcoming bake sale, and then throwing them away because it's too far away and they'll go bad.

Marv

Steve's dad. Has apparently been sick for a week in his room (which Steve can't get into).

Hank Mason

Steve's younger brother. He spends most of his time glued to the TV watching Range Ryder's Cowboy Roundup, an ultraviolent western kid's show.

  • Bratty Half-Pint
  • Creepy Child: The more you talk to him, the more apparent it is that something is clearly not right with him.
  • Morality Pet: Played with. He's one of the only characters that the player can't kill, but he's also among the most disturbing citizens of Harvest.
  • Sanity Slippage: When the TV station is burnt down, Hank continues to sit and stare at a blank TV.
  • The Sociopath: When he hears about Karen's disappearance, he goes over to Edna's house to torment and take advantage of her.
  • The Stool Pigeon: He threatens to tell on Steve to his mom about any and every perceived slight.

Colonel Buster Monroe

A slightly unhinged WWII veteran who lost his legs and lower body. He's in charge of a military operation in Harvest.

  • Big Red Button: He's got one (that launches nuclear missiles) strapped to where his lower body used to be, in a perfect position to be accidentally leaned on if he shoots and kills you (and even without that, he's the absolutely last person you'd want with something like that.)
  • Dirty Communists: Hates 'em. Implying Steve is one results in an automatic Game Over.
  • General Ripper: At his worst, but he's also a...
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: A non-fatal example.

Principal Herril

The principal of Gein Memorial School. He takes pride in preparing the younger generations for the world, but there's something noticeably wrong in how he conducts himself...

Miss Whaley

The most notable teacher at Gein Memorial. She doesn't buy into that 'corporal punishment' nonsense... "Spare the rod, spoil the child." A rod's too thin. But a baseball bat...

  • Acting for Two: As for many other residents of Harvest, the same actress is re-used in a very different counterpart role inside the Lodge. Whether they're intended to be the same characters, alternate versions, or simply unrelated is never clear. The actress who plays Miss Whaley also plays the Brothel Madam inside the Temple of the Mystery of Lust.
  • Batter Up: Her method of administering discipline.
  • Sadist Teacher
  • Slasher Smile: Perhaps one of the scariest things you'll ever see in the game.

Sheriff Duane Dwayne

A sheriff whose badge seems to just be for show. He rarely fights crime, and instead seems to berate his subordinate Loomis.

Deputy Loomis

Doesn't seem too popular with anybody in Harvest. Think of him as the Barney Fife to Dwayne's Andy Griffith.

  • Acting for Two: The same actor plays the Beggar who attacks Steve in the Lodge's Temple of the Mystery of Charity.
  • Butt Monkey: Takes the butt end of several mean-spirited comments from the locals. And when he gets caught masturbating in a cell...
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: A part of the game revolves around fetching Loomis some spank material.
  • Dirty Old Man: "Sure would be nice to have one'a them girly pi'cher books..."
  • Henpecked Husband: To the extreme. His wife beats him bloody with a broomstick if he's caught with girly mags (or even asking about girly mags.)

Mr. Pottsdam

A rather lazy man who claims to be Stephanie's father. His biggest driving force in life is to join the Lodge so he can have access to all the meat he can eat.

Mr. Moyahan

Harvest's go-to mortician. He also runs a hotel for transients. Strangely, all the transients who wander into Harvest turn up dead long after...

  • Creepy Undertaker: Goes without saying.
  • Nice Hat: Possesses a rather fetching top hat.
  • Serial Killer: It's heavily implied that the reason so many homeless people mysteriously drop dead in Harvest is because he's been killing them.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Easily has the best fashion sense of anyone in Harvest.
  • Wicked Cultured: Also rather erudite and calm compared to everyone else.

Mr. Johnson

An old gentleman who has an obvious crush on Edna, although calling it a crush is much too innocent.

Tetsua Crumb

AKA The Wasp Woman. A very strange old woman who lives in a run-down house full of wasp nests.

Edna Fitzpatrick

Owner of Edna's Diner (not "DNA's Diner" as everyone likes to call it,) who raises her daughter Karen by herself.

  • Break the Cutie: When Karen gets kidnapped, and even moreso when her Diner is burnt down.
  • Driven to Suicide: After the diner is burnt down, and she takes Karen with her.
  • Only Sane Man: Easily the nicest and most reasonable resident of Harvest that's not a main character.

Jimmy James

Harvest's resident paperboy. Since the Sentinel burnt down, he's decided to keep the business going by collecting people's papers instead, and making damn sure to let them know that they better have a newspaper for him every morning or something...unfortunate might happen.

  • Berserk Button: You'd have a paper for him every morning.
  • Damage-Sponge Boss: He takes a lot of damage for a little kid.
  • Gosh Dangit To Heck: Subverted. He uses all kinds of inoffensive 50's sitcom language...until you piss him off, at which point he'll start breaking out actual cuss words.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: What kind of little kid goes around packing heat and threatening full-grown adults?

The Firemen

A trio of extremely flaming firemen, who spend much of their time painting naked pictures of the same male model in provocative poses over and over.

  • Camp Gay: Oh hell yes.
  • Epic Fail: Somehow they let the Sentinel building burn down when it's right next to the fire station, and is nearby three fire hydrants.
  • It's Not Porn, It's Art: They're very insistent on this.

Range Ryder

The host of Range Ryder's Cowboy Roundup, a very violent kid's show that just seems to consist of him killing Indians in violent and gory ways.

  • Acting for Two: The same actor plays the Curator of the Art Gallery inside the Lodge.
  • Bad Bad Acting: He's got a game show announcer voice that he never breaks out of, even when he's got his foot stuck in an Indian's torso.
  • Depraved Kids' Show Host
  • Family-Unfriendly Violence: The show is full of graphic violence and (like many old westerns) racism against Native Americans, but what is seen and heard of it, it looks just like any cheesy kid's show, with bright colors and goofy music and sound effects.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: After the TV station burns down, he's covered in horrible burn scars.
  • The Savage Indian: Ryder paints them all like this. Even the real life ones.
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: If Steve calls him out on how violent his show he, he counters that the US was built on violence, and wouldn't be where it is today without the mass slaughter of Native Americans.
  • The Tape Knew You Would Say That: He seems to get at least some of his responses to Steve's questions off of cue cards, which even include Steve's name on them.

Mr. McKnight

The executive who owns WHAR, the TV station hosting Range Ryder's Cowboy Roundup

Mrs. Phelps

The woman who runs the general store

  • Acting for Two: The same actress plays the Lodge Librarian, although very little effort is given to changing her appearance.
  • The Stool Pigeon: She rats on Loomis to his wife whenever Loomis tries to buy girlie mags from the store.

Mr Pastorelli

The owner of the barbershop.

  • The Barber: Subverts the "talkative gossip" part by never speaking a word of English.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Pastorelli is electrocuted to death off-screen after his barber pole is stolen when the loose wires landed in a puddle of water that just happened to be where he was standing when he turns the power back on.
  • The Quiet One: It helps that he doesn't speak English.

Pete Swell

Former aluminum siding salesman. Since the bottom dropped out on the aluminum market in Harvest, he's since switched to being the town plumber.

Clem Parson

A farmer who hangs out with Pete. Apparently hunts aliens in his spare time.

Pat O'Reilly

A worker at the Mason's Meat Plant.

The Sergeant-At-Arms

The face of The Lodge, who gives Steve his daily tasks in order to become a member.

The Harvesters

The true villains of Harvester, who designed Harvest as a VR simulation for making serial killers.

Steve's Real Mom


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