Our protagonist, Nan is an electronics technician and repairman. She liked to play arcade games as a kid. She is lazy and lets quite a few work orders stack up before she gets to them. She has the ability to hum showtunes. She has no particular strengths or weaknesses.
Henry is a Gazelle or something. He claimed to have gotten into the hotel quite recently when Nan showed up. He was a travelling on business when he had to stop for the night.
Pablo is a more experienced resident of the hotel, he is first seen in possession of a fire axe. He came to the hotel when he was called in to be it's janitor, about ten days before Nan got there. He has been surviving in the hotel since. He is probably a bat.
Another guest Pablo found trapped in the hotel, whom had been there far longer. He taught Pablo much about the Hell Hotel
and how to survive it. He was eventually carved apart by the Pilgrim. He's Anderson's son, who turned his back on the law.Tropes
Anna is an elevator operator, who came to the hotel in response to a job advert.
- Action Girl
- The Atoner: She sees the Hotel as some form of punishment, and definitely believes she deserves to be there, but for what is not known.
- Heroic BSOD: Her tendency to stare into space thinking of her past misdeeds proves to be quite troublesome.
- Killed Off for Real: ...Or was she? Most likely; she was killed by Henry, a mortal.
- My Greatest Failure: She feels she deserves to be punished because a family of three died due to her negligence repairing an elevator.
- Nice Hat
- Screw Destiny: Even if she thinks she deserves to be punished, she's still going to try to escape.
- Weapon of Choice: A kitchen knife.
An ex-US Marshall who stopped by to see the recently-constructed hotel. He might be a dog.
A college student who stopped at the hotel overnight on her way home.
A loony, darkness-dwelling fox who honestly believes that the hotel is a free world and a heaven of man's design.
The "Uninvited Things"
The name given to the dark creatures that inhabit the hotel and threaten to kill the guests. Despite the fact that they seem like a similar malevolent presence, they are indeed, not on the same side.Tropes
The Padre/Father Velasco (Former, now possessed by the deity of the Anasaki)
Unlike the other creatures in the building, he doesn't seem very afraid of the light, and he seems to be nearly invincible.
- The Atoner: A possible explanation for his annotation of the Bible, and his specific interest in Nan. Turns out his actions were entirely for the greater good, and he and his congregation willingly sacrificed themselves to prevent catastrophe.
- Demonic Possession: how Father Velasco paid for his sins. Lorenzo claims that Velasco is no longer inhabiting his own body.
- From Nobody to Nightmare
- Humanoid Abomination
- Nightmare Face
- Sanity Slippage: Caused by prolonged exposure to the cold, storms, and vermin, apparently. Worse, those "vermin" were the indigenous people back in the 19th century. And he burned them. Turns out he had an entirely valid reason for for this, and his congregation let themselves be scarified willingly.
- Sinister Minister
- The Voiceless Until recently.
A skeletal equine with a cloak and and severed noose hanging around his neck. He is one of the monsters named by Alan. For more tropes on him, see Henry's section.
A huge animal, as black as night, feral and vicious. Cold and unthinking. It lives in the hotel's courtyard, which lies just beyond the windows.
A friendly Pilgrim who is on his journey to receive his blessing from the Father. and has been at the hotel for centuries since.
- Anti-Villain: Lovable and well-intentioned... Just a bit misguided.
- The Atoner: Or maybe just serving the ancient native scary deity. Either way, he's trying to make up for his failure.
- Black Cloak
- Death Seeker: He tells Nan in no uncertain terms that she needs to kill the Padre, then himself, to properly seal away the evil god that inhabits the hotel.
- My Greatest Failure: His role in Father Velasco's ritual was to kill the Father before spirits could overtake his body. Lorenzo, uncomfortable with the act, hesitated until he saw the dark forces seeping out from the Father's burlap mask, making the Father near invincible, leading to the nightmare of the hotel today.
- Just Following Orders: Is fine with facilitating the deaths of hundreds because the Father said so. To be fair, the ritual almost worked, and the sacrifices were entirely willing, to prevent something from entering the world that could end it if left unchecked.
- Red Herring: For a long time, was thought to be the Pilgrim. It's actually Henry.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?
- The Woobie: Gives off this impression even from the start, then we find out about his role in the sacrificial ritual. He had to watch all these people voluntarily burn to death, some of whom he probably knew well.
The small group of vermin that play minor, yet important assistance to the protagonists
- Dark Is Not Evil: Easily the friendliest creatures so far. Although The Padre detests vermin(what he called his congregation)), actual vermin are rather nice.
- Due to the Dead: One rat fetches Nan and Pablo food, as thanks for properly disposing of one of their dead members.
A nun in Father Velasco's Parish.
Click for portrait A mysterious hooded man, encountered by Nan in one of her "travels"