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Characters: Killer Is Dead
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    Bryan Execution Firm 

Mondo Zappa

Age: 35
Origin: U.S.A.

This job will be done for a one time discount. The price is your kiss. That ought to be worth more than money.

The protagonist of Killer Is Dead. Mondo´s job is to execute criminals, and no hit is too big for him. He wields a Japanese sword in his right hand and has a blood-powered artificial device where his left arm used to be, configured to accept all manner of interchangeable attachments. Although extraordinarily useful in his line of work, Mondo has no memory as to how he acquired this particular "feature."

When he´s not working, Mondo is quite the sweet-talker, seducing a wide variety of beautiful women with ease.

His favorite food is soft-boiled egg.

Bryan Roses

VA: Unshō Ishizuka(JPN), Alem Brhan Sapp (ENG)
Age: 65
Origin: U.S.A.

However, I need to inform you that the function of this office is execution. You got any problem with that?

A retired executioner with an impeccable record, Bryan now runs the show – though he doesn´t pay much heed to company management, as he has a lot of confidence in his subordinates and really only still involves himself in the business as a matter of pride.

He was one of the best executioners in the world at one time, and his partially mechanized body serves as a reminder of his prestigious career.

Occasionally supports Mondo by combining himself with a gun turret to form the deadliest weapon of all: the widely-feared "Bryan Turret."

Vivian Squall

VA: Yuko Kaida (JPN), Tara Platt (ENG)
Age: 25
Origin: U.K.

By the way, do you know what it's called when the moon blocks out the sun?

Vivienne is a calm, cool and collected executioner who always takes a firm but fair tone with clients and is generally well-liked by everyone. Should the topic of her private life come up, however, her mood may sour very quickly.

Whenever Mondo is in trouble, Vivienne swings by on her motorcycle to help him out, unleashing her move using 16 pistols collectively known as the "Vivienne Phantom."

Mika Takekawa

VA: Aki Toyosaki (JPN), Stephanie Sheh (credited as Jennifer Sekiguchi) (ENG)
Age: 20
Origin: Japan

Giant aliens, giant aliens! Bring it on! Yeaaah!

Mika met Mondo in passing, and found herself living with him as his assistant due to her extensive culinary skills (meaning, she´s good at preparing soft-boiled eggs just the way Mondo likes them).

Her eccentric words and "fangirlish" behavior often lighten the mood during otherwise intense assignments.

    Execution Targets 

Tokio

Checkmate.

A grotesque and murderous serial kidnapper responsible for a slew of disappearances involving young women.

Damon

VA: Rintarou Nishi (JP), Travis Willingham (ENG)

Bryan... was my life worthwhile?

Damon has some connection with Bryan’s Executioner Office.

Having begun his transformation into an enhanced being known as a “Wire,” Damon’s humanity has started to disappear, leaving him with cold, crazy eyes.

Alice

VA: Asami Shimoda (JP), Wendee Lee (ENG)

A French woman who returned from a trip to the moon with a debilitating back pain. Upon her return, a spider like monster started carrying out gruesome murders in her neighborhood...


  • Alice Allusion: Her stage is basically an exercise in Wonderland imagery. Her house becomes Bigger on the Inside, and is filled with pastel colors, puzzle pieces, dysfunctional gravity and candy.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies
  • Body Horror: With a liberal dose of Uncanny Valley and Fan Disservice. Her monster form is basically a grotesque mishmash of lower torsos and spread legs that are upper limbs for insectoid appendages.
  • Boobs of Steel: Her bust is extremely noticeable. She also transforms into a heinous monstrosity.
  • Mook Maker
  • Tragic Monster: It's possible that Alice isn't aware that her innocent back pains are more than they appear.
    • The man who requested her execution says that even before her plight, she was a natural killer and urged the members of the office not to believe her story. Though, seeing as how he was one of her murder victims he might've been more than a little biased.

Victor

VA: Yukihiro Misono (JP), JB Blanc (credited as John White) (ENG)

You don't understand anything, do you? I no longer need a body of flesh.

Having heard tell of a musician named Jubilee, whose talents could supposedly control human emotions through song, Victor knew he had to possess this ability for himself. And so he stole the poor musician’s talent – the very life essence that enabled these miraculous sounds to be played – and began using them to produce warped, distorted melodies of malice, with the ultimate goal of creating dark matter and purifying the world in a mass baptism of evil.
  • Awesome Anachronistic Apparel
  • Bare-Handed Blade Block: Casually grabs Mondo's katana and points it away from him so he can get on with revealing his true form.
  • The Berserker: Has a controlled and highly defensive fighting style until you cut one of his arms off. Then he goes a bit nuts.
  • Cyborg
  • Faux Affably Evil: Once he realizes that he can't convince Mondo of his supposedly good intentions, he laments over how they have different viewpoints regarding the matter before trying to kill his would-be assassin.
  • Glamour Failure: His human disguise occasionally flickers to reveal his true rotted visage.
  • Hulking Out
  • Load-Bearing Boss: Subverted. He blows up his own building with his powers once he loses both of his arms.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Repeatedly does this in the cramped battleground of the final phase of his boss fight.
  • Skull for a Head
  • Taking You with Me: Decapitation is enough to kill him but his lobbed off head still has enough juice in it to launch one final attempt at enacting this.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: He'd love to talk Mondo's ear off about his plan to "purify" the world but Mondo's having none of it even going so far as to destroy the pair of headphones that allowed him to understand the static coming out of Victor's mouth.
  • The Unintelligible: He's so far gone that anything he says, let alone his voice, can only be understood if one wears a pair of his company's headphones.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: The guy hits hard and fast, and usually serves as *That One Boss, However, the charge laser with no upgrades will stun lock him, keep him too far away to hit you, and deal huge amounts of damage to him, making him the shortest boss fight in the game.

Hamada-Yama

VA: Yousuke Akimoto (JP), Travis Willingham (ENG)

A Japanese man who Mondo is hired to eliminate because he is feeding people to his tigers.

  • Bare-Fisted Monk: In the final phase of his boss battle with the help of his tattoo tiger.
  • Boring, but Practical: The range of his sword strikes makes dodging them at close range (and thereby flanking Hamada-Yama for further strikes) nearly impossible and their fire aura makes them difficult to parry. The way to counter them? By either running away or by simply blocking.
  • Death from Above: Get too far and he will leap into the air and out of sight before crashing down to Earth on top of you.
  • Dented Iron: While still formidable, Hamada-Yama and his katana have seen better days.
  • Duel Boss
  • Expecting Someone Taller: He knew an executioner would be coming after him, he just didn't think it would be Mondo and is subtly disappointed that it wasn't Bryan.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Decides to politely commit Seppuku once he realizes that he simply can't keep up with Mondo.
  • Guardian Entity: Which happens to be a...
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: It's implied that he arranged for his own assassination after being turned into a Wire.
  • Mighty Glacier: In contrast to Mondo's status as a Lightning Bruiser. His attacks are singular but all of them pack a punch.
  • Panthera Awesome: Tiger that he rides and commands, and is also a...
  • Perfect Play A.I.: If you are not too far from him, he'll slowly advanced upon you. If you are too far way he will teleport with a diving attack. Adverted with his final phase of the fight where he will just charge at you.
  • Power Tattoo: When not in use.
  • Smoking Is Cool: With an old fashioned pipe anyway.
  • There Can Only Be One: To Bryan.
  • Tiger Vs Dragon: Is the Tiger to Bryan's Dragon.
  • Was Once a Man: Exposure to Dark Matter has turned him into a Wire.
  • Wreathed in Flames: His sword attacks.
  • Yakuza

Giant Head

VA: Hajime Iijima (JP), JB Blanc (credited as John White) (ENG)

An enigmatic giant who stands several hundred meters tall and went on a rampage because he was woken up a bit too early.

Gianthead seems to have stolen the very earth itself, and the client has hired Mondo to bring it back.
  • Acrofatic
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Around 250 feet actually.
  • Eye Beams: His primary means of attack when he isn't smashing things with his bare hands.
  • Eye Scream: His primary weakness.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: Has over a dozen eyes on his face, on his belly, on the top of his head, on his hands and on his back.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: His rampage occasionally kills small groups of enemies that get in the way. Mondo sarcastically thanks him for his unintentional assistance.
  • Red Herring: He's not actually the alien the Agency has been anticipating or the trailers have alluded too. That would be the scientist who sponsored his execution.
  • Sleep Cute: Mocked by Vivian as while a lot more docile in his sleeping form, he is still a hideous monster. He also snores really, really loudly.
  • Was Once a Man: Formerly an Area 151 scientist who was experimenting with illegal cloning processes before he was transformed.

TM-551/Tommy

VA: Katsuhisa Houki (JP), Kirk Thornton (credited as Bubba Chow) (ENG)

A London-made locomotive that was put out of service decades ago due to the changing times. After being empowered by Dark Matter it morphs into a larger and more monstrous version of itself and proceeds to blaze through Russia in its quest for vengeance against the people that left it to rust.


Dolly

VA: Kei Shindou (JP), Jessica Straus (ENG)

A masked woman in a cloak that haunts the dreams of Mondo and Mika.


  • Beam Spam
  • Instant Runes
  • Interface Screw: Occasionally, one of her clones will go transparent and if attacked, the perspective will change to that of the doppelgänger's. This wouldn't complicate things so much if it didn't lock your camera (preventing you from seeing what the other clones are up too) and the two demonic arms on the scream weren't throwing fire balls at you. Thankfully, you can easily get rid of the clone in question by shooting at it with Mondo's arm.
  • Me's a Crowd
  • Mind Screw: She messes with Mondo's dreams a lot and he thinks that she's been altering his memories as well. She isn't
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Her Power Armor.
  • Puzzle Boss: The second time you fight her.
  • Sigil Spam

David

Can't you tell just by looking? I'm gaining unparalleled power.

A egomaniac who plans to Take Over the World from the moon. Mondo is hired by a woman who claims to be the Goddess of the Moon to take out the man who stole it from her.

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