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Main and Recurring Characters
Fired from Red Crown and facing eviction in two weeks due to Cape West Apartments' sale, the ex-detective's fortunes look particularly dim when a mysterious order sheet arrives requesting him to search for the "Scarlet Star", which disappeared in the building 25 years ago. Lives in room 202.
- Bad Ass: Oh yes.
- Captain Obvious: When examining items, he often does this, sometimes on purpose.
- Dark and Troubled Past
- Deadpan Snarker
- First-Person Smartass
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Lazy Bum: Slacking off once too often is what gets him fired.
- Parrot Exposition
- Through His Stomach: Not a straight example, but the shortest and surest way to get in Kyle's good graces is to fix him a good meal or drink.
- Teen Genius: Managed to get into an art school even though she went into a coma at the age of nine for a decade and has only been out of it for one year.
- The Faceless: His eyes are never shown ingame, though you can see what his looks like in the character directory.
- Grumpy Old Man: Although his grumpiness doesn't show in the first game.
- Voice with an Internet Connection: Albeit with a phone instead of the internet, it is 1980.
Last Window Characters
Margaret PatriceThe owner of the Cape West apartments and Kyle's landlady. She thinks highly of herself and is always dressed to impress. She has her own highly opulent living quarters in the apartments. Less likely to toss you out of the apartments than Dunning would the hotel, but it's still not a good idea to make her mad.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: She knew from the start George Patrice was a horrible man but fell for him regardless. Their marriage didn't work out in the end.
- Dark and Troubled Past
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: "I've stood on my own this far, Mr. Hyde. I don't intend to stop now."
- Game Over Man
- Driven to Suicide - Although you save her in the game's most frustrating puzzle.
- Florence Nightingale Effect - How she fell in love with her late husband.
- Actor Allusion: His appearance and animations are based on that of Ninezero, an Australian rock musician who plays in Japan.
- Chivalrous Pervert
- Dub Name Change: Was Steve in the JP version.
- Expy: Of Louis from Hotel Dusk.
- Will They or Won't They?: It's implied that he gets together with Betty in the end, but it's never outright stated.
- Karma Houdini
- The Mole: He works for Nile.
- Nerd: Has a collection of butterflies and stones, and really likes mysteries.
- Nosy Neighbor: To stalkerish levels. The other resident find it creepy.
- Obfuscating Stupidity
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here! - Ultimately decides to make a run for it.
- Foil: Likely of Hyde. Both are salesmen and they do share some traits but their personalities are the exact opposite of each other's.
- Jerkass: Once you figure out what his job is.
- Jerkass Woobie: He's still a very tragic character, though.
- Missing Mom
- Posthumous Character
- Start of Darkness: Subverted. Margaret initially says that he changed after losing his ability to play the saxophone, but later admits he was a sleazebag from the beginning.
- Your Cheating Heart: Was cheating on Margaret with Kathy McGrath.