Characters / Kane and Lynch

Characters from Kane and Lynch: Dead Men and its sequel, Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days.

Adam "Kane" Marcus

Main protagonist of the first game, an ex-mercenary trying to save his daughter and wife. In Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days, he comes to Shanghai to help Lynch with an arms deal.

He is the more intelligent and professional of the duo, since he was a mercenary for a long time and was in the military before that.

James Seth Lynch

Main protagonist of the second game, a paranoid schizophrenic who may or may not have killed his wife. In the first game, he is The 7's watchdog, making sure that Kane doesn't try anything. He switches sides after The 7 betrays him, helping Kane get revenge.

Having no military training or previous experience, he is much less professional than Kane. He is prone to blackouts and fits of Unstoppable Rage, and consequently Kane see him as a dangerous liability.

  • Anti-Hero
  • Ax-Crazy: In both games. Lampshaded by Kane in the sequel.
    Kane: I see you're still insane, Lynch.
  • Blood Knight
  • The Cameo: Hitman: Absolution. You can find him on the far right of the shooting range.
  • Dark and Troubled Past
  • Expy: His appearance and personality strongly resembles Waingro, especially in the first game.
  • Informed Ability: A compilation of "evidence" and police reports made specifically for use in a sweepstakes reveals that Lynch is apparently very good at cooking. Justified in that there's really nowhere where it would make sense for him to use his superior culinary ability.
  • Leeroy Jenkins
  • The Load: Kane sees him as this for the first half of Dead Men. It's unclear whether he changes his mind later in the game or in the sequel, but chances are he didn't.
  • Morality Pet: Xiu in the sequel.
  • Psycho for Hire: Deconstructed. Lynch is seriously mentally ill (schizophrenia with acute psychotic episodes), and a lot of his traumas stem from having to deal with his actions during a psychotic episode when he snaps out of it.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red oni.
  • Sunglasses at Night: During the second game.
  • Through the Eyes of Madness: Anyone playing Lynch on co-op will see Lynch's hallucinations.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Often. He doesn't remember them afterwards.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He messes up so many times it's not even funny.


Kane's daughter.


A "dead man" that Kane enlists for help.



A "dead man" that Kane enlists for help. While on death row, he found God. Despite this, he's still okay with shooting and killing mass amounts of people. He is opposed to working with Lynch, since he knows about how Lynch killed his wife and is averse to working with the psycho.

  • Even Evil Has Standards
  • Hypocritical Humor: He's supposedly turned to God and accepted Christianity when you find him- however, he's perfectly okay with picking up a gun and going out on mercenary work again. Rific calls him out on this.


A prominent Japanese businessman and crime lord. Cut Kane's eye out


Retomoto's daughter. She owns the nightclub The Mizuki in Japan, and is implied to have been...rather close with Kane at some point. Is knocked out and held hostage so that Retomoto will give Kane the briefcase he needs to save his family. This plan fails when Lynch, in a fit of rage, kills her.

  • Too Dumb to Live: She can't be blamed for the first time she's knocked out since it was unexpected, but when she escapes she goes to the exact same room, and doesn't think to make an escape. The player then knocks her out in the exact same way, in the exact same place.


A nameless vaultbreaker who helps Kane in Withdrawal. He is later killed with the driver in a car crash in Cracking Up.


A woman that Lynch is romantically involved with during Dog Days. She is killed early on when the main duo end up captured.