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A list of characters from the Survival Horror mini-franchise Parasite Eve, with a primary focus on the games by Square Enix since not too many people have read the original novel/seen The Movie thereof.All mentions of voice actors only apply to The 3rd Birthday, the only game with voice acting.
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Debuted in Parasite Eve (the novel)
A mysterious, ancient evil that wants to reverse humanity's symbiotic relationship between the nucleus (banks of genetic information that dictate what cells grow where and when) and the mitochondria (organic power plants that fuel cellular activity). To this end, she takes over the body Kiyomi Nagashima, wife of mitochondrial expert Toshiaki Nagshima, and forces her to crash her car. Toshiaki cultures some of Kiyomi's liver cells, giving Eve a place to grow a body, and one of Kiyomi's kidneys is transplanted into fourteen year old girl Mariko Anzai, whom Eve mutates the womb of so it can give birth to the Ultimate Being. After obtaining some of Toshiaki's sperm and implanting it into Mariko, Eve dissolves, unable to keep up with the energy output needed to sustain her own body.A second, unrelated Mitochondrial Eve (possibly, see Continuity Snarl) takes over the body of New York opera singer Melissa Pearce in the Parasite Eve game with the same goal as her predecessor of creating the Ultimate Being. Eve-2 dissolves a solo performance crowd at Central Park into raw genetic material and allies with Melissa's former doctor, Hans Klamp, to procure sperm for her Ultimate Being. Aya Brea fights her several times around New York, but is unable to seriously stop her plans.The original host of the second Eve is actually Maya Brea, sister of Aya Brea, who was in a fatal car crash and had her kidney donated to Melissa and her cornea to Aya.
The Ultimate BeingEve's "child", a human/mitochondria monster hybrid that has all of Eve's powers and complete control of its genetic code, that Eve wants to lead the mitochondria revolution. Eve succeeds in her goal of creating the Ultimate Being, but doesn't count on the male mitochondria from Toshiaki's sperm to rebel against Eve's mitochondria, causing the whole thing to self-destruct.The second Eve also wants to create an Ultimate Being and spends most of the game attempting to create and give birth to one. In the normal game (Day 6), Eve dies but the being is born anyway, since she implanted it into the mito-mass at Liberty Island. Is the final boss of the regular scenario.
Debuted in Parasite Eve (the game)
Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto (JP) and Yvonne Strahovski (EN)
A 25-year-old police officer whose life changes when a date At the Opera Tonight (tonight being Christmas Eve 1997) goes horribly wrong. As the only person to not not-so-spontaneously combust upon the awakening of Mitochondria Eve, she struggles to understand and rein in her own bizarre powers while racing to stop Eve from giving birth to the Ultimate Being and destroying and/or forcibly evolving humanity in the process. She's immune to Eve because they share donor organs from her twin, Maya. More on that further down.Aya returns in Parasite Eve 2, set three years after the events of Parastie Eve as an ace operative of the FBI's anti-mitochondrial mutant task force, MIST (Mitochondrion Investigation and Suppression Team), formed following reports of Eve's mutated animal minions spreading out from Manhattan. Aya's journey to destroy the newly-monikered "Neo-Mitochondrion Creatures" (NMCs) and put a seal on her own unpredictable powers leads her to Los Angeles. However, an investigation into an NMC outbreak near the ghost town of Dryfield, Nevada hits closer to home.Aya is the star in The 3rd Birthday but, apart from her name, she remembers nothing about herself or her past. When the CTI (Counter Twisted Investigation team) found her, she was wearing a bloody wedding gown outside the St. Thomas Cathedral in Manhattan, either just before or just after her own wedding. After taking her into custody, the CTI realized her abilities allowed her to dive into a human's past consciousness. Understanding that this was humanity's only chance against the space and time-defying Twisted, the Overdive Investigation Unit was formed to develop a way to use Aya's powers against them....Except this isn't Aya at all. It's Eve, from Parasite Eve 2, in Aya's body, the result of a failed Emergency Transformation. As a result, she actually regains a mix of both her actual memories and Aya's, resulting in a huge Tomato Surprise.
Daniel "Bo" Dollis
Aya's partner and Black Best Friend; combined, the manual refers to them as the "Father and Daughter Team" of the NYPD's 17th Precinct. His introduction is a Dynamic Entry that sets the tone for his take-no-nonsense approach to the Eve case, along with his determination to thwart any mundane threat that sets its eyes on Aya or his son Ben.
Daniel's son, in the custody of his ex-wife Lorraine due to his long hours on the force. Initially planned to reunite the family at Melissa Pearce's Central Park solo concert, but Eve's awakening changed all that. Along with Lorraine, he was meant part of the mito-mass that became the Ultimate Being's uterus, although he survives. Likes dogs, and is quickly introduced to the K-9 unit's Sheeva, which goes about as well as you'd expect for a game reveling in its high levels of Transformation Trauma.
Chief of the NYPD 17th. Joined the force at about the same time as Daniel, and still maintains casual terms with him despite their difference in rank. Takes care of Ben while Daniel and Aya are on the scene in Central Park, only to get himself injured protecting him from the mutated Sheeva.
Voiced by: Hiroaki Hirata (JP) and Joe J. Thomas (EN)
Japanese biologist and walking Infodump for the events of the novel, who hopped the first plane to New York when he heard of the fire at Carnegie Hall. After rescuing Aya following her clash with Eve at Central Park, he relates the tale of the original Eve's attempt to birth an Ultimate Being and discovers the reason behind Aya's immunity to the current Eve. Afterwards, his main role is dispensor of inventory space-wasting good luck charms, including one literal Chekhov's Gun.Maeda returns in The 3rd Birthday, once again assisting Aya with his research into the Twisted.
Torres Owens and Wayne GarciaCaretakers of the 17th's weapons storage area. Torres is hell-bent on making sure guns are used responsibly, having sworn off using them since his daughter died in a mishap with a loaded one. This tends to make him clash loudly with apprentice Wayne, an adherent to the More Dakka school of gun control. Both provide Aya with the facilities to modify weapons and armor to increase their bonus slots, and space to store unneeded items.Wayne, not being allowed to handle the guns without supervision, takes to collecting gun trading cards instead. Feed his hobby following Torres's death during the raid on the precinct and you'll eventually be rewarded with the Infinity Plus and/or Minus One Toolkits.
Warner, Nix, and CathyThey're also on the force.
Anthropologist at the Museum of Natural History, who is mysteriously at work despite both the Christmas holiday and an evacuation of Manhattan following Eve's audience liquification event at Central Park. Oversaw the operations that transplanted Maya Brea's organs into Aya and Melissa, supplied Melissa with enough immunosuppressants to let the mitochondria in Maya's kidney take her over as Eve, and removed the mitochondria from his sperm to make it prime material for fertilizing the Ultimate Being. Apparently has been pulling a Long Con and considered a variety of potential organ recipients for creating the UB, as Lorraine Dollis is listed on the same HLA list that he pilfered from St. Francis Hospital.
Is dead. Aya keeps having visions and flashbacks of her as she pursues Eve, though. Is also the Bonus Boss. Aya's visions are due to having received a transplant from Maya. Aya had a defect in her right eye since birth, and received Maya's cornea as a transplant. Which is how Aya will later in life acquire her mitochondrial powers.
Debuted in Parasite Eve II
Rupert BroderickThe new Daniel. Still black, still badass, and about the same aptitude at dealing with NMCs and twisted humans alike.
Pierce CarradineSomewhere between "The new Wayne" and "The new Maeda" falls MIST's resident computer whiz. Though he just plain Doesn't Like Guns, that's about the only hindrance to his assistance to Aya via Hollywood Hacking or item delivery.
Eric "Hal" BaldwinAya's new boss. Far too impersonal to call "The new Baker". More like "The new Klamp". The MIST team like to call him Hal because his cold demeanor is reminiscent of the HAL-9001 supercomputer.
Jodie BouquetRuns MIST's BP shop (Bounty Points, not British Petroleum). Depending on how well you play the game, this may be all you remember her for.
The last living resident of Dryfield (excepting his dog, Flint, and the hordes of NMCs Aya's come to clean out). A Vietnam vet with a gun collection big enough to claim the title of "The new Wayne", he helps Aya resupply during the investigation despite being compensated in some newfangled RPG currency rather than cold hard cash. After Aya's car is totaled by a herd of NMCs, he also volunteers his truck to get her and Kyle to an old nuclear shelter that may be the source of the infestation.
Voiced by: Kouichi Yamadera (JP) and Jensen Ackles (EN)
A so-called private detective Aya encounters in Dryfield, claiming to be looking into strange shipments going into a nearby nuclear shelter once owned by a doomsday cult. Since he's one of the few Escort Mission escortees in the business who doesn't suck for some reason or another, Aya teams up with him to discover the shelter's connection to the new NMCs. Is a Double Agent for what's left of the Neo-Ark group, hired to bring Aya so that she could open the pathway to a runaway test subject. In turn, he was planted in Neo-Ark by the U.S. government, to pinpoint their Ultimate Being analogue for destruction via orbital railgun.Kyle returns in The 3rd Birthday. Aya keeps seeing visions of him while she battles the Twisted, but initially does not remember who he is.
Number 9As the main series page calls him, "a Gunblade-slinging rooftop-hopping ape-like zombie cyborg supersoldier" who masterminds an NMC outbreak at the Akropolis shopping center and is apparently the last sentient resident of the Neo-Ark shelter - his colleagues having either become NMCs themselves in some half-assed transhuman orgy or been killed by said voluntary converts. Hired Kyle, whether of his own will or at Baldwin's request, to escort Aya to Neo-Ark so she would eventually disable various barriers that his "queen" had erected around herself.
Voiced by: Rei Okamoto (JP) and Molly Quinn (EN)
Not the same the Nietzsche Wannabe of the last game, however - this new Eve is a Mysterious Waif cloned from Aya herself and raised in isolation with the shittiest children's toys known to man - all to heighten her sense of fear and self-preservation as the eventual living engine for Neo-Ark's not-quite-an-Ultimate-Being. At least her teddy bear's halfway normal. She gets absorbed into the final boss, but Aya manages to save her. With Rupert's help, Aya adopts the girl as a sister. Eve also apparently lost most of her power, but overall she's quite well-adjusted and is going to school in the end.Eve returns in the The 3rd Birthday with an expanded role. Eve disappeared after the incident at Aya's wedding at St. Thomas Cathedral. All information on her is from Aya's personal testimony, as she doesn't appear in any records in government databases. After a particular disturbing flashback concerning her, Aya decides to use her Overdive ability to look in the past for the cause of Eve's disappearance, and hopefully learn how to save her. She is the true Player Character of The 3rd Birthday. When the SWAT team attacked St. Thomas Cathedral, Aya and all of the other attendees to the wedding were gunned down. In a desperate attempt to save her, Eve dived into Aya's dying body, and quickly killed the soldiers. However, in the process, she destroyed Aya's lingering soul. Eve, in the shock and confusion from what she had just unconsciously done (and the identity crises of having bits of Aya's soul mix with her own), failed to return to her own body and fainted. When she awoke, she had completely lost her memories, and found herself in the care of Hyde Bohr, the head researcher for the CTI. Unknown to her, in the intense stress during the incident where she lost her memories, her already advanced cells made a huge evolutionary step, and her abandoned body decayed to create the sentient High Ones — the natural predators to the Twisted.
Debuted in The 3rd Birthday
Voiced by: Takashi Taniguchi (JP) and James M. Connor (EN)Chief researcher for the CTI and head of the Overdive Investigation Unit. A friendly mentor to Aya and the other people in his unit, he is devoted to finding a way to stop the Twisted. Like EVERY character in this game, he's not quite what he seems, though. Hyde is actually one of the most powerful High Ones — a race evolved from Eve's remains that is dedicated to the eradication of the Twisted at all costs. He gathered and sub-consciously controls the other High Ones in the group.
Voiced by: Ryohei Kimura (JP) and Patrick Cavanaugh (EN)The chief engineer of the CTI's Overdive Unit, originally hailing from South Korea. He joined the CTI at Hyde Bohr's request.
Voiced by: Hisao Egawa (JP) and Chris Jai Alex (EN)Formerly a Special Ops combat specialist, he left his squad to join the CTI team. Soon after, his whole squad was annihilated in the ill-fated Operation Red Fog. Was outside of St. Thomas Cathedral at the time of SWAT raid. He's another High One, created when Eve's body deteriorated at Time Zero.
Voiced by: Yuko Kaida (JP) and Melinda Hill (EN)A special agent in the CTI's Overdive Investigation Unit. Her friendship with Aya is a sisterly bond. She's also a High One, created when Eve's body deteriorated at Time Zero.
Hunter "Boss" Owen
Voiced by: Wataru Yokojima (JP) and Joe Smith (EN)The head of CTI. Owen suspects Aya is a Twisted, so he is constantly hostile towards her.