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Voiced by: Josh Keaton (2010 remake)The main hero, an everyday man forced to wear the demonic Terror Mask to face the forces of evil and save his girlfriend and, in the third title, his son.
- Badass: Especially in the remake.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: When in Berserk Mode or using Splatter Slash in the remake, he has two bone blades protruding from his arms, and skill upgrades can make them bigger.
- Body Horror: As his body actually shows damage he can often run around with missing chunks of flesh and exposed bones. And of course, the mask-induced transformation in all games.
- Celebrity Resemblance: In the remake, he looks kinda similar to one of the series' fans.
- Ink-Suit Actor: His appearance is actually based off of one of the original composers, Howard Drossin.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Is barefoot in every game except for the remake.
- Foe-Tossing Charge: The Ram move in the remake.
- Gentle Giant: Of course, his drive to protect his loved ones is what makes him so badass.
- The Hero
- Hollywood Nerd: Pre-transformation, Rick fits squarely into this. Complete with glasses.
- Hidden Depths: In the remake the Mask often states that Rick actually enjoys slaughtering and maiming around.
- Lovecraftian Superpower:
- Bad with the Bone: He can grow blades made from bone and launch bone "shockwaves" across the ground.
- Combat Tentacles: He could do this in the third game and in the remake.
- Healing Factor: Although gameplay wise, It acts as a Heal Thy Self using blood from enemies.
- The Power of Blood: His power source.
- Temporary Bulk Change: In the remake putting on the Terror Mask made him an Adonis.
- Magic Pants: In the remake. His clothes gets torn to shreds during his transformation, yet his jeans remains fairly intact.
- Metalhead: He and his girlfriend are. Before it was ripped off, he came into the mansion wearing a Mastodon shirt.
- Nice Guy: Though in the Remake, the Mask insinuates that under all his niceness, Rick likes maiming and killing demons.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Even disregarding the Mask's comments, Rick does kill his opponents in shockingly gruesome ways.
- Super Strength
- Super Mode: In the third game he can turn into Mutant Rick. In the Remake, he grows bone spikes and blades from all over his body in Berserk Mode.
- Shockwave Stomp: His charge attacks can do this. He even has "bone" versions.
- Unstoppable Rage: Of a Tranquil Fury variety, as he tends to not emote much, or be pretty calm regardless. The plot of every game (barring Wanpaku Graffiti) amounts to, "someone has endangered one of Rick's loved ones; Rick horribly mutilates everything between where he is and where they are".
- Walking Shirtless Scene: In the third game as Mutant Rick and all throughout the remake.
Voiced by: Jim Cummings (2010 remake)An ancient Aztec/Mayan artifact of great power, which turns the user into a powerful warrior. The mask provides Rick the strength needed to complete his quest, but is quite sinister on his own and eventually tries to kill Rick and take over the world, but is destroyed. In the Remake the mask has a new personality, and wants to get revenge on the Corrupted for what they did to it.
- A God Am I: When they first meet, the Mask compares itself to God in the remake. Considering its origins, it's not entirely wrong, so this is a downplayed example.Who am I? Let's just say I'm God; your God... least, the only God that's listening right now.
- Anti-Villain: In the remake, the Mask is a Type 1. While it is a Manipulative Bastard and an utter Jerkass to Rick that loves watching blood and guts be ripped out, it is driven to destroy the Corruption, which it has good reasons for, and doesn't even think of betraying Rick unlike its previous incarnation.
- Ax-Crazy: Especially in the remake. It whoops and hollers in excitement with the more monsters you kill.
- Artifact of Doom: A sentient Aztec mask that gives its wearer immense strength, Lovecraftian Superpower and in the original games was Evil All Along. Though this is played with in the remake, as it turns out that the Mask was a begin protector of the Aztecs until the Corruption came along.
- As Long as There Is Evil: Its final speech in the third game on any bad ending route after you defeat it.
- Batman Gambit: In the remake, it uses both Rick and (heavily implied) Dr. West into one to take vengeance on the Corrupted.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Will often reference past games and the player himself in the remake. Fully comes to a head during the last encounter with the Biggy Man.
- Blood Knight: More exemplified in the remake as well as justified, since it runs off The Power of Blood.
- Cluster F-Bomb: In the remake, he throws around curses like there's no tomorrow.
- Cool Mask: It is one. It is a mask capable of healing mortal wounds and then using its host's own body as a weapon.
- Mask of Power: It is also the source of all of Ricks powers, and without it Rick would have bled to death at the beginning of the remake.
- Creepy Good: It inflicts heavy Body Horror on its host and grants them a Lovecraftian Superpower, but it ultimately opposes greater evil. Subverted in the third game, where it was revealed that it was using Rick all along to try and Take Over the World.
- Deadpan Snarker: When it isn't being a Large Ham, the Terror Mask has quite a dry sense of humor.
- Evil All Along: In the original series. Although it isn't evil in the remake, cut dialogue for the final boss fight has it reveal itself to be allied with the Corrupted. When Rick refuses its We Can Rule Together offer and kills the monster, the Mask begins to speak of its other plans...
- Fate Worse Than Death: It views itself being enslaved by the Corruption for eternity as this.
- Final Boss: The Terror Mask itself is the final enemy Rick has to face in the original trilogy.
- Jerkass: In the remake, it has a habit of being as annoying as possible to Rick whenever it speaks...
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: However, it never falls back on its promises and is still perfectly willing to help Rick save his girlfriend, even if it taunts him about it along the way. When Rick doubts the Mask, the Mask assures him that if a Nice Guy like Rick can do some pretty bad things, then the opposite can be true with itself.
- Manipulative Bastard: In the remake, why was it that it needed Rick? It wanted Rick to bring the Corruption to Earth so the Mask could kill it personally. It had Rick kill ten thousand monsters over the course of his adventure to open the gates of Hell with their souls, so the Corruption would be already weakened by being made out of already injured corpses. Unfortunately, the Terror Mask did not foresee the Corruption possessing Jennifer.
- It's also implied that it's the Mask that is the one that set it up so that Rick and Dr. West would cross paths. Dr. West describes that the first words he hears after Rick kills his wife in the Stable Time Loop were "She doesn't have to die".
- And that's still saying nothing about the Mask from the trilogy, where it had Rick kill its competition so that it unleash hell on Earth itself.
- Noble Demon: In the remake, the Mask is still an Artifact of Doom that loves to see things suffer. Then it is revealed that the reason why it is helping Rick, while selfish, is rather noble. It is using Rick as part of his Roaring Rampage of Revenge against the Corruption for two reasons. One, for the Corruption enslaving it for eternity. And the second, for killing the Aztec tribe that it was benevolently protecting.
- Not So Different: Tries to invoke this frequently, telling Rick that he loves killing the demons as much as it does.
- Pet the Dog: Despite its Jerkass exterior, it can sometimes be more cooperative with Rick. This line in particular stands out:You promised you'd love her till the end of the world... Well, the end of the world IS coming, time to prove you're a man of your word!
- The Power of Blood: You can upgrade your abilities by spilling blood.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: The Mask from the third game had its body outlined by a red light, along with its eyes. In Rick's fight against it, it also has red eyes.
- Revenge: Its main goal against The Corrupted.
- Specifically, it wants revenge both for enslaving it for eons, and killing all the people it had protected.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Though the actual extent of its evilness depends on the game.
- Skeletons in the Coat Closet: It is a mask in the shape of a grinning skull, making it a living example of this trope.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: In the remake, Rick's eyes glow yellow when he puts the Mask on.
Voiced by: Shanelle Gray (2010 remake)Rick's girlfriend, kidnapped by the evil forces of the House. She was turned into a monster and killed in the first game, brought back from hell in the second and saved again in the third. In the Remake Rick must save her from West, who wants to sacrifice her to the Corrupted.
- Black Eyes of Evil: Possessed Jennifer at the end of the remake.
- Distressed Damsel
- Heroes Want Redheads: In the original series.
- Identical Stranger: In the Remake, Dr. West choose her because she's identical to his deceased wife Leonora.
- Ms. Fanservice: In the remake.
- Nightmare Face: Pulls one off if you let the timer reach zero in the second level of Splatterhouse 3 when she's being devoured by the boreworm.
- Tragic Monster: In the first game, she was turned into a monster and Rick was forced to put her down, leading to his Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
Dr. Henry West
Voiced by: Richard Doyle (2010 remake)A Mad Scientist and unseen owner of the West Mansion where the game takes place. In the Remake he kidnaps Jen for a sacrifice to the Corrupted in order to resurrect his dead wife Leonora.
- Ascended Extra: In the remake.
- Big Bad: In the remake.
- Evil Old Folks: And much older than you think.
- I Am A Humanitarian: Subverted, he tried, but apparently human flesh wasn't of his taste.
- Large Ham: Especially as he descend in madness.
- Love Makes You Evil
- Mad Scientist
- Only a Flesh Wound: Near the end of the 2010 game, Rick rip out his arm in order to stop the sacrifice. He still doesn't seems too worried about his missing limb.
- The Unfought: In the original series, unless he was turned in the Hell Chaos. Happens in the Remake as well.
- Part of the reason for this is because he didn't exist in the original arcade version's story.
- Averted in the second game. The scientist labeled as "Dr. Mueller" in the American and European manuals is in fact Dr. West.
Piggy Man (a.k.a. the Biggy Man)The most popular monster in the game, is a large humanoid with chainsaws for hands that guards the mansion. In the Remake he's fought by Rick in the Meat Factory in the future New York.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: On each arm.
- "Blind Idiot" Translation: The reason why he became the "Biggy Man" in the 2010 version.
- The Brute
- Chainsaw Very, Very Bad
- The Faceless: Is covered by a sack. In the Remake it shows the eyes.
- Fat Bastard/Stout Strength: In the Remake.
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: in the first game. The remake hints at his presence several times during the fourth level.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Rick kills him by ripping one of his blades and shoving it into his intestines.
- Humanoid Abomination
- Spell My Name with an "S": Piggy Man's name was mistranslated "Biggy Man" in Turbo Play's strategy guide for the TG16 version. The name "Biggy Man" was used in fansites to identify the character and the spelling eventually made its way in the 2010 version of Splatterhouse.
Hell ChaosThe final enemy in the first game, is a rotten giant who comes out of a grave to kill Rick near the end of the game. Is speculated that this monster is actually Dr West's mutated corpse.
- Chunky Updraft: Whenever he emerges from the ground. They can damage you on their way back down.
- Eldritch Abomination
- Final Boss: Of the first game.
- Giant Hands of Doom: His only way to attack.
- Giant Space Flea From No Where
Ultimate EvilAn eldritch beast from the Void who was accidentally released by Rick when he opened the portal. It's fought by Rick in the woods just outside of the Mueller Mansion.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Briefly appears when Rick opens the gate to the Void.
- Eldritch Abomination: Is a gargantuan mass of red corpses and heads with wings.
- Final Boss: Of the second game.
- Multiple Head Case
- One-Winged Angel: After suffering a certain amount of damage he'll remove all his heads and flesh to reveal an imp-like winged head.
- Sealed Evil in a Can
- Taken for Granite/Literally Shattered Lives: Its death animation.
The Evil OneLeader of the demons of the Void, he's the Big Bad of the original series. In the third game he tries to use the Dark Stone to become invincible and conquer the world, but Rick crush his ambition.
- Big Bad: In the original series.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Appears as an Advancing Wall of Doom in the second game, and becomes a boss in the next one.
- Humanoid Abomination
- Light Is Not Good: Is all shiny.
- Shock and Awe