!The Guests

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.

* AccidentalPervert: Nan gets a peek of Henry's bare bum from the crack of his door when he went to go change. {{Subverted}} by the fact she [[CovertPervert wanted to do it]].
** And again when she ''barges in on him changing''!
* BadassInDistress: 'Badass' may be stretching it, but she's quite physical when it comes down to it. [[spoiler:She has to be saved from Santiago when he attacks her and again later from Henry.]]
* BuxomIsBetter: (In contrast to [[Roleplay/RubyQuest Ruby]]) Early in the game, one player asked whether Nan was wearing a bra or not, to which Weaver replied:
-->"''Of course Nan's wearing a bra. She needs support when she's on the job.''"
* TheChosenOne: [[spoiler:Because she "is not Anasazi," essentially a complete stranger to the situation, she's the only one who qualifies as the Outsider who can banish the dark god.]]
* FeaturelessProtagonist: Obviously not one of these, but this trope is sorta played with near the end. [[spoiler:[[MindScrew The Padre accuses her of being essentially an empty vessel with no past, and also implies that what we do know about her character was borrowed from other people, and alludes to her role as the protagonist of an adventure game.]]]]
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Henry believes her as such, despite her laziness. [[spoiler:This is also why Henry wants to sacrifice her]].
* [[MamaBear Mama Goat]]: During one flashback/hallucination, she goes ballistic on her "husband" who is threatening her and her "kids".
* MentalTimeTravel: At certain points, typically when light is created or destroyed, Nan will find herself able to interact with the past by being in the consciousness of a past Nan or being non-present but able to deposit items from her inventory into the past.
* [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy Ridiculously Average Goat]]: "Nan never really considered herself in terms of traits like that before. But if she had to choose one she'd probably be known for her ABILITY TO HUM SHOWTUNES. Actually come to think of it Nan isn't really sure what makes her special. Maybe nothing."
** [[spoiler: The Padre tries to use this against her in the final confrontation, pointing out how little there actually is to her identity.]]
* TheSmartGuy: By virtue of being the player character, is usually the fastest one to solve puzzles.
* StandardizedLeader
* ThinkHappyThoughts: Often tells the others to 'stop being such a downer'.
* WeaponOfChoice: Improvised rebar spear, and later a lead pipe.

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.

* BewareTheNiceOnes: Easily the friendliest and most inoffensive person in the group of survivors. [[spoiler: He's also a serial killer.]]
* ChivalrousPervert: He certainly jokes a lot towards Nan.
* DirtyCoward: He's run away several times.
* ItsAllAboutMe: [[spoiler:As long as he can see his family again, any other deaths are excusable.]]
* {{Keet}}
* [[spoiler:TheMole]]
* NakedFirstImpression: He first speaks to Nan while poking his head out of a door, because he's naked.
* [[spoiler:PaintTheTownRed: More like 'paint his room red'. For some reason it disappears when Santiago appears.]]
* PrettyBoy
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: When being located/surprised in Part 8.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: His typical response to danger is to run away.
* TearsOfJoy: When he finds that Nan is not dead.
* TheChooserOfTheOne: [[spoiler:He's why everyone else is here.]]
* [[spoiler: {{TeamKiller}}: He killed Anna. Alan as well, with him being a PostHumousCharacter and all.]]
* WeaponOfChoice: Makeshift club. [[spoiler:Also the TWISTED KNIFE.]]
* [[spoiler:AWolfInSheepsClothing: He is the Pilgrim.]]

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.

* ActionSurvivor: Manages to survive for at least three days without help, and shows enough bravery to attempt to fight dark creatures and survive it.
* [[spoiler:TheAtoner]]: Some sort of variation in Nan's [[spoiler:''{{MIND SCREW}}'' NightmareSequence]].
** [[spoiler:He feels deeply responsible for the death of his girlfriend and wants to atone for leaving her, eventually leading to his HeroicSacrifice.]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:He kills Lorenzo with a knife to become the new link in the chain, and gladly allows Nan to shoot him dead.]]
* [[spoiler:ItsAllMyFault: He blames himself for his girlfriend's death.]]
* MadArtist: A paint splattered canvas is found in his room, and many similar canvases are seen in Nan's NightmareSequence. [[spoiler:The recurring totem item is a carving of his design.]]
* TheMcCoy
* MustMakeAmends: His justification during the final scene of the quest.
* OptionalPartyMember: The audience elicts to exclude him from the final flashback of the quest. [[spoiler: According to Word of God, this helped contribute to his decision to sacrifice himself.]]
* [[spoiler: RedHerringMole]]
* TheSixthRanger
* SlapSlapKiss: Non-humorous example. [[spoiler: He was in a relationship with an ill woman whom he often fought with, and after a particularly heated argument he stormed out to cool off. Now, as both of them were poor artists, they couldn't afford her medicines...and when Pablo returns he finds her on the floor, dead from a seizure.]]
* WalkingSpoiler
* WeaponOfChoice: Fire axe.
* CartoonCreature:
--> Nan:"What animal is this" *Shows Pablo a picture of himself*
--> Pablo: "..."


Another guest Pablo found trapped in the hotel, whom had been there far longer. He taught Pablo much about the HellHotel and how to survive it. He was eventually carved apart by the Pilgrim. [[spoiler:He's Anderson's son, who turned his back on the law.]]


* [[spoiler:CallingTheOldManOut: In a letter he left for his father.]]
* EyepatchOfPower
* {{Mentors}}
* PostHumousCharacter
* [[spoiler: {{Outlaw}}: In distant past he was the leader of a gang of outlaws, until his gang was cornered by his father, Anderson. He decides to either flee to the hotel or GoOutWithABang, depending on whether or not he can manage to find a pen.]]

Anna is an elevator operator, who came to the hotel in response to a job advert.

* ActionGirl
* TheAtoner: She sees the Hotel as some form of punishment, and definitely believes she deserves to be there, but for what is not known.
* HeroicBSOD: Her tendency to stare into space thinking of her past misdeeds proves to be quite troublesome.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]: ...Or was she? [[spoiler:Most likely; she was killed by Henry, a mortal.]]
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:She feels she deserves to be punished because a family of three died due to her negligence repairing an elevator.]]
* NiceHat
* [[spoiler:RedShirt]]
* ScrewDestiny: Even if she thinks she deserves to be punished, she's still going to try to escape.
* WeaponOfChoice: A kitchen knife.

An ex-US Marshall who stopped by to see the recently-constructed hotel. He might be a dog.

* TheBigGuy
* EyesAlwaysClosed: Well, ''almost'' always.
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithABang: He attacks Father Velasco, [[HeroicSacrifice letting the others escape.]]]]
* NiceHat
* NoSenseOfHumor
* OldSoldier
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: [[spoiler: As a U.S. Marshall, had to hunt down Alan, his son.]]
* PapaWolf: To Kim.
* TheCorruption: SOMETHING was happening to him when he was threatening [[spoiler:Pablo]]...
* TheStoic: With a hint of [[Main/TheCynic Cynic]].
* WeaponOfChoice: A [[{{Handguns}} revolver]].

A college student who stopped at the hotel overnight on her way home.

* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: The left side of her face and left shoulder is either burned or turned into blasted flakes by the Padre. She can't feel her shoulder or left face anymore, indicating the damage is nerve deep. She gets better, though.]]
* ConspiracyTheorist
* {{Jerkass}}: Sometimes.
* {{Meganekko}}
* [[NonActionGuy Non Action Rabbit Thing]]: She's shown the least amount of physical ability so far.
* TheSmartGuy: Through her words. As party members dwindle, she settles into TheHeart through her actions instead.
* TurnTheOtherCheek: Her plan to stop the Padre is the kneel before him and ask for forgiveness for her sins. [[spoiler: She isn't, but she manages to escape with her life and BodyHorror.]]
* WeaponOfChoice: A taser. [[spoiler:Henry later steals it from her and uses it to knock out Nan.]]

A loony, darkness-dwelling fox who honestly believes that the hotel is a free world and a heaven of man's design.

* AboveGoodAndEvil: As he sees it, the Hotel allows everyone to be this.
* AffablyEvil: Well, just as long as you don't piss him off.
* AttemptedRape: Tried to rape Nan in the church. [[spoiler:It is hinted at by the author, however, that he is physically incapable of doing that, and the whole attack was orchestrated by Henry, so it was suppoused to fail anyway.]]
* CloudCuckoolander: He's an eerie version of this.
* EvilIsNotWellLit: Subverted, since every time he is seen he's in some sort of light. [[spoiler:[[BodyHorror Except when he isn't.]]]]
* HazyFeelTurn: regardless of whether or not he's a good person, [[spoiler:he pays his debts.]]
* FearlessFool: According to him, it's how he's survived.
* FountainOfYouth: [[spoiler:He gets rewarded for his survival by becoming a child in the year 2009.]]
* GroinAttack: When he attacks Nan, she kicks him down there, only for him to be unaffected. [[spoiler: It's implied he was castrated by his father.]]
* [[TheCorruption Hit by the Corruption]]: This is strongly hinted towards.
* TheIdealist: At least a very twisted version.
* KnifeNut: Carries a switchblade.
* LeanAndMean: His ribs are starting to show due to malnutrition
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: Once defined it as "lovely".
* MadArtist: As a contrast with Pablo, he is a mad pianist instead of a mad artist. His arrangement, instead of causing tragedy, is inspired by it.
* MustMakeAmends/{{Revenge}}: His justification for his actions for the final scene of the quest.
* [[spoiler:OptionalPartyMember: The audience is given the chance to leave him behind for the final scene of the quest and take Pablo instead, which they don't take.]]
* SlasherSmile: Constantly.
* TakeMeInstead: [[spoiler:Pablo and Santiago get into an argument concerning who will allow themselves to be killed to seal off the Anasazi Deity. Pablo ends up taking charge.]]
* TerrifyingRescuer
* ThinkNothingOfIt: Actually, more of a BerserkButton, really:
-->"''He didn't do it for HER. He did it because HE wanted to.\\
He tells Nan not to EVER thank him.''"

!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.


* AlwaysChaoticEvil
* ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes: Or alternatively, RedEyesTakeWarning.
* TheDreaded: The three major ones listed below, but ''especially'' the Beast.
* {{Eldritch Abomination}}s
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The recognizable ones.
* WeakenedByTheLight: Subverted by the ones listed below.

!!The Padre/[[spoiler:Father Velasco (Former, now possessed by the deity of the Anasazi)]]
Unlike the other creatures in the building, he doesn't seem very afraid of the light, and he seems to be nearly invincible.

* [[spoiler:TheAtoner: 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.]]
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:When the evil is finally expelled from his body, leaving him vulnerable, Velasco tells Nan to end the nightmare once and for all. She obliges.]]
* DemonicPossession: How Father Velasco paid for his sins. [[spoiler:Lorenzo claims that Velasco is no longer inhabiting his own body. This is not entirely true, [[AndIMustScream but he wasn't in control.]]]]
* EvilIsBurningHot: He catches fire in his first appearance, it doesn't bother him at all. There's also the bit where he burned his entire congregation alive.
** [[spoiler:EvilIsDeathlyCold: Even though summer was approaching, Velasco was always so cold...]]
* [[spoiler:FromNobodyToNightmare: Not that he had a choice.]]
* HumanoidAbomination
* [[spoiler:NightmareFace]]
* PaintingTheMedium: Speaks in an unusual, spaced-out font; see TheVoiceless below to see it in action.
* [[spoiler:SanitySlippage]]: Caused by prolonged exposure to the cold, storms, and vermin, apparently. Worse, those "vermin" were [[spoiler:the indigenous people back in the 19th century]]. And he '''burned them'''. [[spoiler:Turns out he had an entirely valid reason for for this, and his congregation let themselves be scarified ''[[HeroicSacrifice willingly]]''.]]
* SinisterMinister
* TheVoiceless: For most of the story he appears to be this, [[SubvertedTrope but he does speak towards the end]].
--> [[spoiler:N o.You wont be remembered.]]

!!The Pilgrim ([[spoiler:Henry]])
A skeletal equine with a cloak and and severed noose hanging around his neck. He is one of the monsters named by Alan. [[spoiler:For more tropes on him, see Henry's section.]]

* BlackCloak
* DarkMessiah: The Pilgrim wants others to embrace death as if it were a service to God. [[spoiler: Or maybe he just wants his family back.]]
* DemBones: [[spoiler:Exploited. He's actually just a squishy gazelle, but uses the costume to make people assume he's an invincible skeleton. It ''works'', too -- players occasionally made suggestions that would have actually worked, such as strangling him with his own noose, only to be shot down by other players saying something to the effect of "He's a skeleton, are you crazy?"]]
* TheDragon: It is implied he has this sort of connection to the Padre. [[spoiler:He is eventually revealed to instead be an OutsideContextProblem.]]
* EvilLaugh: The generic dark and hollow "HA HA HA".
* {{Expy}}: It looks like the animal version of {{Death}}.
* [[spoiler:FromNobodyToNightmare]]
* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:Actually just a human.]]
* NighInvulnerable: Is unfazed when Nan's rebar sword pierces his skull. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that the skull's a mask, so the rebar missed his actual face.]]
* [[spoiler:OutsideContextProblem]]: [[spoiler:Doesn't have anything to do with the Padre or the events that caused the whole mess. He's just another victim of the hotel who decided to take matters into his own hands.]]
* PaintingTheMedium: His speech doesn't ever have quotes or speech tags, making it much more striking and intimidating.
* WeaponOfChoice: A twisty-bladed knife.

!!The Beast
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.

* BigBad: [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted.]]. Nan lets the creature in, during the final confrontation. [[BigDamnHeroes The Beast goes right for the Padre instead, attacking the evil deity possessing him, forcing it out of his body, and renders him vulnerable.]]]]
* EldritchAbomination:
-->''They stab it with their steely knives,\\
But they just can't kill the beast''
** CatsAreMean: at least it ''resembles'' some kind of feline.
** EyesDoNotBelongThere
** LivingShadow.
** MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily
* LargeAndInCharge: Subverted -- There is no unity within the Uninvited.
* MindHive: [[spoiler:It's implied to be a collective of the 466 souls killed in the Padre's ritual, hence why it sides with Nan in the end.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Seems content to sit in the courtyard, so far, while only looking through windows to freak Nan out.
* YourSizeMayVary: He's been as large as a hallway, [[spoiler: and big enough to blot out the stars.]]


!! Lorenzo
A friendly Pilgrim who is on his journey to receive his blessing from the Father. [[spoiler: and has been at the hotel for centuries since.]]

* [[spoiler:TheAtoner: Or maybe just serving the ancient native scary deity. Either way, he's trying to make up for his failure.]]
* BlackCloak
* [[spoiler:DeathSeeker]]: [[spoiler: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. He ultimately reveals that one of Nan's friends has to kill him first, and then Nan has to kill the killer. Pablo takes it upon himself to do the deed.]]
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler: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.]]
* JustFollowingOrders: [[spoiler: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.]]
* RedHerring: [[spoiler:For a long time, was thought to be the Pilgrim. It's actually Henry.]]
* [[WatchingTroyBurn Watching The Church Burn:]] [[spoiler:He was 'the stranger' in the ritual, not someone to be sacrificed, not Anasazi.]]
--> [[spoiler: And he watched as they burned. He wishes he could say God took mercy on them. That he eased their pain. But they suffered. And he watched.]]
* WhamLine: A couple.
--> "On that day, the Father called in his entire congregation, even from nearby towns. And he burnt them alive. [[spoiler:But when the doors closed, they knew what was going to happen. Because he told them. ''They '''welcomed''' it.''"]]
--> "John 6:53. Truly I say unto you [[spoiler:unless you eat the flesh of the son of man and drink his blood ''you have no life in you''"]].
* [[spoiler:WhoWantsToLiveForever]]

!! The Rats
The small group of vermin that play minor, yet important assistance to the protagonists. [[spoiler:The author confirmed later on that they are the souls of the native Hopi people who perished during the fire.]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: Easily the friendliest creatures so far. Although The Padre detests vermin([[spoiler:what he called the native Americans on his congregation]]), ''actual'' vermin are rather nice.
* DueToTheDead: One rat fetches Nan and Pablo food, as thanks for properly disposing of one of their dead members.

!! Sister Maggie:
A nun in Father Velasco's Parish.
* AsYouKnow: In part due her CrazyMemory, Nan already knows her name when the first meet, because they've been quartering together to whole year, although this is the first time the player and Nan has seen her.
* BoomerangBigot: Jokes about this.
-->''She ought to be careful, Mag says. She is sworn to chastity and devotion to the Lord. She shouldn't be looking after that young man like she were some schoolgirl. Even if he IS awfully cute.''
* ForWantOfANail: [[spoiler: Nan is implied to change the natural course of events by convincing Maggie to visit her mother. This may mean she wasn't there when the Father burnt the parish to death.]]
-->Anon: ''SOULS ABSOLVED: 1''
* MarriedToTheJob: Like all nuns. However, she has a certain infatuation with Father Velasco, and her frustration is taken a step further when she feels unable to go home for her mother's passing, since the church needs her.
* SecretKeeper: of Nan's "lusty interests."

!! The [[spoiler:Lightbringer]]

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[[spoiler: A mysterious hooded man, encountered by Nan in one of her "travels"]].

* BadassBoast:
-->''[[spoiler:I am the not the first. I am not the last. I face the darkness. I walk in death. I welcome it. And in death I will find salvation. I am he who wears the crown. I am he who sparks the cleansing flame. I am the herald of the dawn. I am the lightbringer.]]''
* [[spoiler:DeathSeeker]]: [[spoiler:He basically tells Nan that she's meant to kill him, and advises her to be ''thorough''.]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars: he has what seems a triple scar on his face.
* InTheHood
* [[spoiler:LightIsNotGood]]: In the words of a commenter, [[spoiler:"We should keep in mind that even [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] was once an angel."]] That being said, [[spoiler:according to the information from Lorenzo about the sealing ritual, the Lightbringer is a willing sacrifice to seal away the evil god of the Anasazi, so it's quite possible that he's actually a good guy.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: [[spoiler:Well, well, doesn't his title sound [[{{Satan}} familiar?]]]]
* [[spoiler:PaintingTheMedium]]: [[spoiler:the scenes with him are entirely colored]].
* [[spoiler:TheChooserOfTheOne: In the past, he chose Lorenzo to kill him in order to fulfil the ritual of redemption. And probably Nan, as well.]]
* [[spoiler:TomatoInTheMirror]]: [[spoiler:he is a goat too]]. It's not sure what that means for now.
* WalkingSpoiler