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Characters from Trauma Center: Under the Knife and Trauma Center: Second Opinion
Derek Stiles (Kousuke Tsukimori)
The main character of Under the Knife
and Under the Knife 2
. Decided to become a surgeon after his father died of an illness. Gifted with the Healing Touch, he was recruited by Caduceus after successfully operating on a patient with GUILT.
- Ass Kicking Pose: It seems to be part of routine before starting an operation
- Book Dumb: Derek is really only kept around Caduceus because he's a genius surgeon, and definitely not for his skills as a doctor. Dr. Kasal even sends Angie along with him because he doesn't trust Derek in that regard (though it's rather pathetic that his nurse is a far better doctor than he is). Still, he gets better by Under the Knife 2, and is shown to be impressively competent by New Blood and Trauma Team (if only because you're not playing as him anymore).
- The first game does extensively examine this, at least. Derek's so-so bedside manner and mediocre diagnostics skills are acknowledged by other characters (he was never top of the class in med school and borrowed assignment answers) and nearly get him in very serious trouble while he's in general practice. Part of the reason he chooses to join Caduceus is because by that point he's aware his incredible surgical skills are far and away his best asset and an environment that focuses him on that exclusively will allow him to do the most good.
- Catchphrase: Let's begin the operation!
- Healing Hands: The Healing Touch counts as this.
- The Hero
- Heroic BSOD: After failing to save Emilio's life. It's so bad that he actually loses the use of his Healing Touch for a while.
- The Intern: Averted, the games start with him having just finished his residency.
- Last Minute Hookup: With Angie, in the second game.
- And even then you need to really, really squint. Fanbase opinion varies. Widely.
- Legendary in the Sequel: Maybe not legendary, but still, his actions in treating GUILT and PGS have made him known as a master surgeon in New Blood.
- The Medic: His job.
- Older and Wiser: In New Blood.
- One of Our Own: He gets infected with GUILT in Second Opinion and has to be operated on by Dr. Kimishima.
- Previous Player-Character Cameo: Appears in an episode of New Blood and a postgame challenge, and can be heard in some of Naomi's flashbacks in Trauma Team and he and CR-S01 discuss Rosalia taking on the disease she had.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: Every X-Mission starts with Derek openly rejecting Adam's statements.
- Super Title 64 Advance: In the English-language versions — Derek Stiles. Nintendo DS.
- Time Stands Still: He manages to do this with his Healing Touch during the Savato operations. Definitely a Moment Of Awesome.
- Unwitting Pawn: In Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2, he becomes this for both Mercer and Reina.
Angela "Angie" Thompson Blackwell (Ange Tonegawa Amou)
Voiced by: Sachiko Nakamura (Under the Knife) and Ayako Kawasumi (Second Opinion onwards) (JP), Wendee Lee (EN)
An elite nurse with an International Nursing License who transferred to Hope Hospital and became Derek's assistant.
- Art Evolution: In the original Under the Knife, she looked a lot like a teenager despite being 21. Starting from the remake Second Opinion, she looks closer to her actual age.
- But Not Too Foreign: She is part-German.
- Hospital Hottie
- Hypocrite: Early on in Under The Knife/Second Opinion, Angie criticizes Derek for "not showing proper bedside manner" to a patient (even though all he did was tell him "we'll do the best we can"). A few chapters later, she and Derek save the life of a teenage, suicidal GUILT patient named Linda Reid. After Linda snaps at the two hospital workers for saving her, Angie responds by angrily telling her that saving her was a mistake and that she should just die. Way to follow your own advice, Ange.
- I Know Karate: "I have studied Aikido."
- Last Minute Hookup: With Derek, in the second game.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Delivers two of these in the first Trauma Center: Under the Knife. The first one to Derek, when Derek's carelessness in refusing to analyze a patient in detail (so that Derek could attend a symposium) caused complications later on, and the second one to Linda Reid, because Angie believes that with so many people in the hospital struggling to live, if Linda wants to die then she should die, and make room for the others.
Nozomi Weaver / Naomi Kimishima (Mira/Mila Kimishima)
A foreign doctor working at St. Francis Hospital. Appears as a new main character in the Z chapter and Chapter 6 of Trauma Center: Second Opinion
. Her Healing Touch manipulates the patient's energies and raises vitals when performing actions.
She also appears in Trauma Team
, as the protagonist of the Forensics mode. Now infected with an incurable disease, she works at the Cumberland Institute of Forensic Medicine to solve crimes.
- Absolute Cleavage
- Affirmative Action Girl
- All of the Other Reindeer: In a way - Nozomi was disbarred as an official surgeon for "having magical powers", which let to her jumping ship to Delphi.
- Anime Hair: It is confusing as to how her Second Opinion hairstyle is physically possible.
- Ass Kicking Pose: In Second Opinion.
- The Atoner
- Bad Ass Long Coat: In Second Opinion.
- Broken Bird:Her work with Delphi combined with finding out about her terminal illness makes her become this in Trauma Team.
- But Not Too Foreign: In the Japanese version, at least. She's a Japanese-American.
- Catchphrase: She tends to begin The Summation by stating, "The dead shall speak. Let's put together the truth of what happened here." note
- In Second Opinion, she tends to say "Here Goes" before starting an operation.
- The Coroner
- Defrosting Ice Queen: In Trauma Team.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: After everything she gets put through, Naomi deserved getting a clean bill of health and the chance to get to take care of her adopted daughter.
- Face-Heel Turn (backstory), followed by Heel-Face Turn
- Gratuitous English: In the Japanese version. The names of her operations are in English, even.
- Healing Hands: She has the Healing Touch as well, though hers works differently from Derek's.
- Heroic BSOD: Naomi has one in Trauma Team when Alyssa gets blown up.
- Hospital Hottie
- One of Our Own: She is the patient for the final operation in Trauma Team.
- Mistress and Servant Boy: Her and Little Guy's relation ship in Trauma Team has shades of this.
- Ms. Fanservice: In Second Opinion. Downplayed in Trauma Team for the most part, but a lot of her cutscenes intentionally give the viewer an eyeful of boob.
- Older and Wiser: In Trauma Team.
- One-Note Cook: The only dish she can cook well is curry, which she learned during her time in India.
- Parental Substitute: Naomi feels obligated to raise Morality Pet Alyssa after she gets nearly killed in a bomb meant for her
- Phone Call From The Dead: Has the ability to receive these in Trauma Team by making contact with the corpse (or its remains).
- Pop Quiz: All over the place in her portions of Trauma Team.
- Sixth Ranger
- The Stoic
- Super Title 64 Advance: Her Second Opinion alias, Nozomi Weaver.
- Your Days Are Numbered / Soap Opera Disease: After Second Opinion, she's diagnosed with an incurable disease that leaves her with only about a year of life left, only for it to later combine with the Rosalia Virus. When she's cured of the mutated (aka "Twisted") Rosalia in the last operation, the disease dies along with it, leaving her to take care of her new adopted daughter, Alyssa.
Mary Fulton (Momoe Furumura)
Voiced by: Chisato Sugawara (Under the Knife) and Mai (Second Opinion onwards) (JP), Wendee Lee (EN)
A veteran nurse at Hope Hospital. She serves as Dr. Stiles's assistant in the first few episodes of Under the Knife
. Because her husband was relocated to a different office, she had to leave to work at a different hospital. She is replaced by Angie Thompson. She later makes a surprise appearance in Under the Knife 2 to aid Derek recover from his depression.
- Catchphrase: She doesn't really have one, but fans have noted how often she berates Derek with the "You're such a handful!" line in Under the Knife 2, even if the in-game text says otherwise.
- Memetic Mutation: When her spoken line reaches unbelievable levels. "YER SOSCH EH HENDFOOL!"
- Shipper on Deck: To Derek x Angie, in Under the Knife 2.
Tyler Chase (Tougo Sakura)
A surgeon at Caduceus. A friend of Derek's from medical school.
Victor Niguel (Shuuya Aragaki)
Voiced by: Kazuya Niinou note (Under the Knife) / Masaaki Kouda (Second Opinion onwards) (JP), Spike Spencer (EN)
Head of Caduceus's research division. Known as "the brain of Caduceus". Considers diseases as enemies on a personal level.
Stephen Clarks (Takuji Houshou)
Caduceus's veteran surgeon.
- Depending on the Artist: In the stylized Under The Knife artwork, he looked severe and serious. The updated artwork shown here makes him... rather goofy.
- Game Over Man: His main role is jumping in to take over if you fail an operation.
Leslie Sears (Yuno Itou)
A nurse at Caduceus.
Sidney Kasal (Souji Kutsukake)
Chief Director of Caduceus. Dedicated his life to medicine after his wife died of illness. Younger twin brother of Greg Kasal.
Greg Kasal (Shin'ichi Kutsukake)
Chief surgeon at Hope Hospital. Later becomes the director after Robert Hoffman leaves for Caduceus. Older twin brother of Sidney Kasal.
- Big Brother Mentor
- One of Our Own: He gets infected with Tetarti in the first game. He requests that Dr. Stiles perform the operation instead of Dr. Clarks, as the final test as his mentor.
Cybil Myers (Sayaka Myoujin)
Voiced by: Mizuho Adachi (Under the Knife) / Fuyuka Ooura (Second Opinion onwards) (JP), Wendee Lee (EN)
Anesthesiologist at Caduceus and a former police officer, nicknamed the "Iron Vixen". In Under the Knife 2
, she has married Greg Kasal and works with him at Hope Hospital.
Robert Hoffman (Iichirou Kitazaki)
Director at Hope Hospital. Is gifted with the Healing Touch, but has retired from surgery. Later becomes Executive Director of Caduceus.
- Badass Beard: It becomes very spiky in his Second Opinion re-design.
- Big Good
- The Comically Serious: When Cybil and Greg Kasal take off to handle the incoming patients(all being sent to Caduceus) due to a big accident on the freeway in UTK 2's 3-5, they leave him to take care of their baby in the meantime. Hilarity Ensues.
- Cool Old Guy
- Let's Get Dangerous: In Under the Knife, he wears a somewhat vacant expression on his face until this moment, when he becomes much more serious-looking. This effect is also present in Second Opinion, but it is much more subtle.
- The Obi-Wan
- One of Our Own: He is the patient in the final operation of Second Opinion.
- My Greatest Failure: After losing a patient in quite a messy way, he never used his Healing Touch again.
- Retired Badass: He had a Healing Touch just like Derek before... well... crap hit the fan.
Langston Miller (Lewis Willer)
The Chief Director of Caduceus Europe. He oversees the military operations in Africa and at Delphi's base.
The Chief Researcher at Caduceus Europe. He was in charge of a project to use "Z-Cells" from Adam's body as a regenerative treatment for patients.
Adam / Erick Von Raitenau (President)
Delphi's President, and a very bad guy. Put into suspended animation by GUILT.
Kenneth Blackwell (Kyouji Amou)
A scientist forced to work with Delphi to create GUILT.
Delphi Assistant/"Little Guy"/FBI Agent/Navel ("Little Boy")
A, uh, Delphi assistant in Trauma Center: Second Opinion. He acts as Dr. Kimishima's assistant in the Z chapter. By the time of Trauma Team
, he's taken on a job at the FBI under an assumed name; when Naomi gets partnered with him once again, she quickly gives him the nickname "Little Guy".
Linda Reid (Sayoko Ooga)
A teenage girl who wishes to die. Suffering from the GUILT Kyriaki, and later post-Kyriaki.
- Driven to Suicide: Not that she actually did anything about it. GUILT would have done it for her.
- Dub-Induced Plot Hole: A minor example, but her age in Under the Knife 2 is listed as 17, the same as in the previous game, despite the three-year Time Skip. This is because in the first game's Japanese version, she was only 14 years old. The translation upped her age to 17, but that wasn't taken into account by the second game's translation.
- Emo Teen: In her defense, depression is a symptom of GUILT infection.
Amy Chase (Rin Sakura)
Tyler Chase's younger sister. Was suffering from the Deftera strain of GUILT.
- Heartwarming Orphan: Her purpose in the story is to drive home to the player how arbitrary GUILT is and how much it makes innocent people, such as sweet little girls like Amy, suffer. So the player will be more motivated to take down Adam, the guy who created the disease, rather than get emotionally invested in destroying something that essentially has no ill motives.
- Hidden Depths: She's the one who snaps her big brother out of his "death is better" mindset. How? By consenting to a difficult operation performed by Derek which doesn't have great odds of succeeding, just because she wants to live and work hard together with her big brother.
- Ill Girl: But Derek does manage to cure her eventually.
Richard Anderson (Katsuhisa Hibiya)
The Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Executive Director of Caduceus.
- Cool Old Guy
- Eyes Always Shut
- Hope Spot: Despite all of Caduceus' - and the player's - efforts, Anderson's body gives out shortly after he is freed of Pempti. However, Anderson anticipated this might happen and donated, in advance, all the results of the treatment on his body to help fight GUILT in the future.
This guy is just one of the seven.
Seven children from around the world that were kidnapped by Delphi and used as living incubators of the GUILT strains that Derek has been treating. In the original Trauma Center 1, they are operated on one at a time and then taken into protective custody, but in Second Opinion, this doesn't happen due to the events taking place in one expositionary cutscene.
- And I Must Scream: These kids are purposely left in a coma, on the brink of death, in order to cultivate GUILT strains.
- Ascended Extra: Emilio in Trauma Center 2.
Characters from Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2
A young doctor from the African Republic of Costigar. He's recommended to Caduceus by Derek Stiles, but leaves to join the HOA.
- Broken Pedestal: Finding out that Dr. Stiles, his mentor, couldn't (or from Adel's perspective wouldn't) operate on him shatters their friendship.
- Decoy Protagonist: The beginning of the story is told more from his perspective than Derek's, for the benefit of new players who aren't already familiar with the setting. When they have a falling out, the perspective stays with Stiles while Adel goes his own way.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady
- Face-Heel Turn: Because of brainwashing, but counts more as this trope because he himself admits later that the brainwashing would not have worked if it hadn't exploited dark feelings he already had.
- Freudian Excuse: For his above Face Heel Turn. It turns out he always felt it unfair that he was unable to completely help his people, while Derek and others were so successful because of access to such good resources and tools. That's why he took a fake Healing Touch and joined the dark side, so to speak, to improve his own skills.
- Good Powers, Bad People: ''Dr. Stiiiiles... Do you know what else the "Healing" Touch is good for...? It's also good for... KILLING!
- Green-Eyed Monster
- Nightmare Face
- One of Our Own: He has to be operated on twice. The first time, Dr. Stiles is in the middle of a BSOD and can't handle it.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: After joining the Hands of Asclepius. Since they were already brown, it can be hard to figure out why he's suddenly falling into the Uncanny Valley
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity
Heather Ross (Ayaka Isshiki)
A nurse at Elysium, a facility created to look after GUILT patients. She has the same International Nursing License as Angie.
Reina Mayuzumi (Rena Mayuzumi)
President of Acropolis Pharmaceutical.
- Christmas Cake
- Older Than They Look: She's 35, but looks like a young woman. This is a side-effect of being infected by a dormant Aletheia. When Aletheia activates, her old appearance comes back with a vengeance, making her look far older than she is.
- Rapid Aging: When the dormant Aletheia in her body is awakened, she suddenly shrivels into an old woman. After she is operated on, she returns to her youthful appearance
- The Vamp
Patrick Mercer (Akihiro Nagasawa)
CEO of the Hands of Asclepius. A bureaucrat with an ambition to reform the medical system.
Tracy Mercer (Hiromi Nagasawa)
Patrick Mercer's wife. In a coma from an accident.
Heinrich von Raitenau
Grandson of Adam. Continues his work along with remaining Delphi members.
Characters from Trauma Center: New Blood
One of Trauma Center: New Blood's two protagonists. Capable of using the Healing Touch. His Healing Touch is the same as Derek's.
- The Atoner: Not for an intentional misdeed, but his research was misused as assistance to create STIGMA, so he is partially responsible for STIGMA's assistance.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: He refuses to let Vahkushti blame his actions on anything but himself and pretty much tells them to just shut up and die already.
- The Knights Who Say Squee: A mild example as he's too serious to squee, but he does have high respect for Derek, and mentions there's a lot of things he'd like to ask a master surgeon like him.
- No Sense of Direction: Not as bad as some comical cases, but Valerie points out he has all the cardiac blood vessels memorized, but can't follow street directions.
- Perma Stubble
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue one.
One of Trauma Center: New Blood's two protagonists. Followed Markus Vaughn to Alaska to learn the Healing Touch. She eventually masters a Healing Touch that prevents the patient's vitals from changing for a period of time.
A nurse who was a patient of Markus Vaughn as a child. She followed him to Alaska for a follow-up operation, then became his assistant.
- Ascended Fangirl: In-universe. She went into medicine after being inspired by Markus performing surgery on her as a child, and is utterly delighted when she ends up as her hero's assistant.
- Dark-Skinned Blond
- Wise Beyond Her Years: She may only be 20, but she's very wise and strong-willed for her age due to her illness, something Valerie notes.
Voiced by: Ikuya Sawaki (JP), Dan Woren (EN)
The Director of Montgomery Memorial Hospital.
- One of Our Own: He has to have tumors extracted from his small intestine. He retires soon afterwards (He had planned on doing this anyway, but his surgery sped up his decision).
Voiced by: Shinobu Sato (JP), Mona Marshall (EN)
A nurse at Montgomery Memorial Hospital.
A helicopter pilot who transfers patients for Montgomery Memorial Hospital.
Chief surgeon at Concordia Medical Institute.
- Man on Fire
- One of Our Own: He suffers from burns and has to get a skin graft.
- Red Herring: He acts like such a jerk the player will probably assume he's up to no good and is going to screw someone over. Then it turns out later on that he's the one who gets victimized, and he has to be treated for skin burns after being attacked.
- Smug Snake
Voiced by: Matsuri Kawatoko (JP)
A doctor at Concordia Medical Institute.
A professor at Concordia Medical Institute who conducted research with Markus Vaughn. He becomes infected with Stigma and urges Markus to come back from Alaska.
- High-Class Glass
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: His memory regresses significantly after his mind-control device is disabled.
- One of Our Own: He's the patient of the first Stigma operation, with Cheir on his heart. Later, you have to deactivate a mind-control device implanted in his brain.
The director of Caduceus USA.
- Big Good
- Cutting the Knot: In light of the new threat of Stigma, Irene pulls rank to recruit Dr.Vaughn and Dr.Blaylock immediately.
Voiced by: Kaori Akashi (JP), Karen Strassman (EN)
A surgeon at Caduceus USA.
A nurse at Caduceus USA.
- Name's the Same: Not the first Nurse Leslie at Caduceus, but not the same person, either.
Voiced by: Masuo Amada (JP), Greg Eagles (EN)
Caduceus USA's chief surgeon.
- Game Over Man: Usually the person who takes over if you screw up.
- One of Our Own: The very first thing you do upon meeting him is perform an emergency surgery on his cholelithiasis.
Voiced by: Tomohisa Aso (JP), Kirk Thornton (EN)
Head of research at Caduceus USA. Talks in a very long-winded manner with lots of scientific-sounding words.
The president of Humani, a medical corporation that's partnered with Caduceus.
A representative of Humani.
A research specialist from Humani who cooperates with Caduceus. A friend of Valerie Blaylock from medical school.
- The Mole
- Restraining Bolt
- Rule of Symbolism: When Valerie and Markus find her trapped in her religious fanatic boyfriend's castle, she isn't wearing the ornamental cross she had been wearing for the greater part of the story.
The Secretary of Homeland Security.
The Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security.
A skilled surgeon who knows the Healing Touch and performs operations live for the TV show "Miracle Surgery". Highly critical of Caduceus.
- Cooking Duel: Bizarrely, a surgery duel.
- Fake Ultimate Hero: He unveils his Healing Touch (slow-time flavor) to much fanfare, but it appears to be rather weak - he can't sustain it for long, he passes out foaming if he does use it for too long, and it's implied Markus's is much more effective.
- Insufferable Genius: A deliberate example; he's convinced himself that if his criticism forces Valerie and Markus to improve, then it will have served its purpose. Since his criticism is completely off-base, however, this is delusional on his part.
- Smug Snake: He makes no attempts to hide the fact that he doesn't think much of Caduceus, and thinks of himself as the greatest surgeon in the country.
- Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Not in the actual game, but in his profile picture on the official site, his tie has an American flag pattern.
A very excited television host on Miracle Surgery.
Zachariah "The Kid" Kidman
Voiced by: Wotoya Kawano (JP), Doug Erholtz (EN)
A mysterious criminal who wants to profit from Stigma by selling it as a biological weapon.
- All There in the Script: His first name is never actually spoken in the game.
- Arms Dealer
- Meaningful Name
- Karmic Death: He wanted to make money out of Stigma by selling it as a weapon, but as a result, he got caught up in the conflict that was rising in Culurumia, and died in one of the battles. For extra irony, he also got infected with two strains of Stigma prior to his death.
- Psychopathic Manchild: He attempts to drown the heroes to death by sealing them in a contraption based off a kid's toy!
- The Trope Kid
An intimidating man working for Kidman. He oversees Markus and Valerie's operations and gives them the serum to treat Onyx.
Voiced by: Daisuke Kirii (JP)
A shady man who snuck into Concordia Medical Institute. He was later hired to kidnap Markus, Valerie, and Elena for Kidman. He tried to run away afterwards, but was shot down and had to be operated on.
A young doctor in training from Culuruma.
- What an Idiot: In-universe. Markus and Valerie call her out on skipping her Vaihase fever immunizations for very flimsy reasons (She believed she was already immune to the disease as she was born and raised in Culuruma) when she really should have known better.
President Moreno (Javier Chaves)
President of the South American country of Culuruma.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: In the Japanese version, this controversial South American president is named Javier Chaves. He's the only character from New Blood whose name was changed in the English version.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He genuinely appreciates Caduceus's help and supplies everything they need. While he does twist their arm to force them to treat his soldiers, he willingly negotiates terms with Markus over it.
A former Major General who leads the Culuruma Liberation Front.
The leader of Parnassus. Real name: Ray Kerensky.
- Big Bad
- Chekhov's Gunman
- Death Equals Redemption: Defied by Markus, who pretty much throws his speech of penance back in his face and tells him to die already.
- Freudian Excuse: He went crazy because, after realizing his dream of becoming a doctor and coming back home to treat refugees, the army tried to have him assassinated. He then mistakenly assumed everyone in the world was like the people who betrayed him, and he decided that humanity's only true purpose was chaos.
- Load-Bearing Boss: Cardia was the only thing keeping him alive.
- The Man Behind the Man
Characters from Trauma Team
Resurgam First Care
CR-S01 / Erhardt Muller
The protagonist of the Surgery mode in Trauma Team. A skilled surgeon sentenced to 250 years in cryogenic prison for his involvement in a biological terror attack at Cumberland College. He's lost his memory of who he is and has been allowed to redeem himself by performing operations for Resurgam First Care.
A select few people have given him the Fan Nickname
'Numbers' as well.
- All There in the Manual: His real name is only revealed in the Japanese guidebook.
- Amnesiac Dissonance: Played with—he's aware of his previous crimes, but without any knowledge of why he committed them, this only drives him to become The Atoner. Later outright subverted when it turns out "his" previous crimes weren't even his in the first place.
- The Atoner
- Badass Normal: Unlike his predecessors, who have the "Healing Touch", he has no special powers, but is still able to save patients' lives.
- Boxed Crook
- Catchphrase: Let this disease pass from this world... note
- The Comically Serious
- Dark and Troubled Past
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: Subverted. His biological parents despised him for his "lack of emotion" and thought that he'd "kill them one day". His adoptive father, Albert Sartre, treated him better than his real parents.
- Determinator: If you're a patient of his, he will cure you. No exceptions.
- The Hero
- Human Popsicle: Kept within a refrigerated cell where the temperature is kept at zero degrees Celsius (AKA 32 degrees Fahrenheit, at which water freezes), in order to inhibit the growth of bacteria. Gabriel ironically points out that several forms of bacteria can still be grown at this temperature.
- Inconvenient Hippocratic Oath: It happened twice. The first time it happened, CR did not think to escape, although Ian thought he would. The second time, the trope is invoked word for word. CR sees Ian on the surgery side and the exit on the other. In both cases he chooses to help the patient.
- Instant Expert: Goes from 8 years in cryogenic prison to the operating room perfectly able to save lives, despite the fact that he was imprisoned at the age of 16 and would not have been allowed to practice surgery since then.
- Institutional Apparel
- Longer-Than-Life Sentence: After the Cumberland incident, CR-S01 was arrested and received a 250-year life sentence.
- Man in White
- Mr. Fanservice: He fits on all the qualifications.
- No Name Given: Was only by his prisoner number, CR-S01. Japanese materials note his actual name as Erhardt Muller.
- Parental Abandonment: Besides his parents, who died inexplicably, his adopted father vanishes at the same time as he is sent to prison.
- The Stoic
- Not So Stoic: It's revealed in a bonus clip that the reason he doesn't smile is because he's spent so much time in a cold atmosphere that he actually has difficulty smiling. Said bonus clip features him practicing trying to smile and act friendly, with hilarious results.
- Trauma-Induced Amnesia
- Troubled, but Cute
- The Unsmile: He has a hard time smiling, which leads to...
- When He Smiles: In the English guide manual/Japanese cover and his epilogue before the final episode, he is shown to be capable of smiling. Cue the squealing of fangirls.
- You Are Number Six
Tomoe TachibanaThe Protagonist
of the Endoscopy mode in Trauma Team. The heiress to a wealthy Japanese family. She rebelled against her status by studying abroad in America as an endoscopist.
The protagonist of the Orthopedics mode in Trauma Team. A former soldier in the US Special Forces with a strong sense of justice. He grew tired of taking lives and decided to start saving them as an orthopedic surgeon.
- Absolute Cleavage: A male example.
- Awesome McCoolname: HANK. FREEBIRD.
- Badass: See Made of Iron below.
- Being Good Sucks: The central trope his story.
- The Big Guy: This is even the name of his first mission.
- Butt Monkey: He (as Captain Eagle) is hated by the public, no one at the hospital understands his mindset of good and humanitarianism, and Claire, his patient for whom he truly cares, is shot in a freak mall shooting (though she got better).
- Catchphrase: Rock solid! note
- Cut Himself Shaving
- Elvis Impersonator
- Eyes Always Shut: To the point that he needs an Alertness Blink to signify that he's come out of his Catapult Nightmare.
- Gentle Giant: His defining character trait. He's The Big Guy, but he loves flowers, has a soft spot for a young patient of his, and performs operations requiring precision and caution rather than speed.
- Hero with Bad Publicity
- Honor Before Reason
- Large Ham: Captain Eagle!
- Love Freak: I am the ambassador of love and justice!
- Made of Iron: Over the course of the game, Hank uppercuts a man through a ceiling, gets shot, and uses himself as a conduit to bridge two electrical cables. The only real casualty of all that is his clothing.
- Save the Villain: A gunman shoots several people in a shopping mall—one of them a friend of Hank's—and then leaps off a balcony and breaks his back after revealing that he was driven to his crime by despair over his apparently inoperable cancer. Hank not only protects the fallen man from the angry crowd, he personally operates on the man's damaged spine and extracts the cancerous tumors from his spinal cord.
The protagonist of the First Response mode in Trauma Team. A hot-blooded paramedic who has quick reflexes and a desire to be a hero. However, she lacks patience with others and dislikes teamwork.
Gabriel "Gabe" Cunningham
The protagonist of the Diagnosis mode in Trauma Team. An intelligent diagnostician with great powers of deduction. After years of work, he became desensitized to human life. His bitter attitude has caused him to be separated from his family.
- Berserk Button: In the episode 'The Simplest Truth', RONI finally pushes his.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Does this in the epilogue. Depending on your view, it may also be a small Moment Of Awesome or HeartwarmingMoment.
- Chewing the Scenery: Gabe tends to be over the top normally, but pronounced during "Proud One", when Gabe is unable to run a diagnosis on Samuel, since the military is covering up what happened to him. Spyware within RONI prevents him from making any diagnosis, but he is able to have "friendly chats" and make "meaningless friendly observations." Taken to epic levels when Gabe gets Samuel to take his shirt off.
- The Chew Toy: Let's see here: He was almost hit by an arrow in Tomoe's storyline, got hit by a bus at a mall, his 'safe' landing got him in the trash at the last chapter, etc. The developers surely love messing with him, and for our amusement.
- Dr. Jerk: A mild case compared to Victor of Second Opinion, but still.
- Expy: Admit it, you thought he was Spike when Atlus first announced the game.
- Finger Gun: In case the Spike Spiegel shout-out wasn't obvious enough, he strikes this pose when he's escaping on the helicopter.
- Lethal Diagnosis: Patents start out only suffering from one or two mild symptoms — such as a cough, fatigue, moments of disorientation, etc. — after being diagnosed are told they have some kind of tragic disease. Thankfully CR-S01 is more then a match for any disease.
- Meaningful Name: Dr. Cunningham is nothing if not cunning.
- No Smoking: He smokes a lot in the actual game, but his cigarette is absent in much of the publicity material.
- Perma Stubble
- The Smart Guy
- The Snark Knight
- Suicidal Gotcha Does this when trying to escape to create a diversion, complete with the Spike Spiegel Bang gesture.
- Team Dad: Sure, he has his own issues, but he has a heart-to-heart with just about every other member of the team at some point during their storylines.
The chief of Resurgam, a cheery woman who can also be strict at times.
Voiced by: Shintaro Asanuma (JP), Orion Acaba (EN)
A nurse at Resurgam First Care.
A nurse at Resurgam First Care.
Short for Rapid Operation Networked Intelligence terminal. A state of the art AI and disease database, which helps Gabe with his Diagnosis.
The FBI agent who captured CR-S01 years ago. Keeps an eye on him at all times.
- It's Personal: Subverted. His wife and daughter were killed in the Cumberland College attacks, but he watches over CR-S01 simply because it's his job, and has long since decided CR-S01 isn't the real culprit.
- The Men in Black
- Sinister Shades
A private school student and a member of her school choir. She was admitted for diagnosis because of breathing problems.
- Fanservice: Minor example, but at one point in order to examine her, Dr. Gabriel Cunningham has to ask her to lift up her shirt so she can examine her breathing. The player gets to see her bra while she's doing this, and RONI has to scold Cunningham by pointing out that this is embarrassing the patient and Dr. Cunningham needs to be more tactful.
- Growling Gut: On the second examination her gut growls. Gabe notes that it is perfectly normal to be hungry.
- Ordinary High-School Student: Apart from her ambitious music aspirations, of course.
Voiced by: Kimiyoshi Kibe (JP), Harvey Atkin (EN)
The Assistant Secretary of the HHS. He collapsed in his house and was dragged in for diagnosis, to his annoyance.
A stock broker who previously had chronic renal failure and received a kidney transplant two months ago. She came in for a quick diagnosis and prescription thinking she just had a cold, but turned out to have much greater complications.
Gabriel's son. He hasn't seen his father since he was very young, so he doesn't even recognize him. He suffered from gastric ulcers and underwent endoscopic surgery. He later had a relapse and tried to hide his symptoms because he didn't want anyone else to worry.
Gabriel's wife. She's never actually seen and only talks to him over the phone.
A researcher at USAMRIID. He began showing bizarre symptoms after running tests on an unusual set of bones found in Back Cove.
Tomoe's loyal retainer. Always watches over her carefully and is ready to support her, even in the face of her father.
Tomoe's father, and the leader of the Tachibana clan. He wants Tomoe to succeed the clan and disagrees with her decision to go overseas.
A young lady who attempted to commit suicide. Hank Freebird saves her, but she only resents his efforts. Over the course of his story, Hank tries to teach her how wonderful the world really is.
- Bandage Babe
- Broken Bird: It's revealed this is why she wants to commit suicide. Her mother's relationships went lousy, and ever since, Claire's never been able to trust men, and Claire's had a lot of relationships go sour so her distrust is magnified.
- Bungled Suicide
- Irony: Claire does in fact almost die when a crazed gunman shoots her at the mall...right after she finally wanted to live!
- When She Smiles
A drug-smuggling kingpin also known as "Steady Hand Teddy". He came to America to make sales, but was apprehended by Captain Eagle. He swallowed his entire stash of narcotics in police transport and had to undergo endoscopic surgery.
A man who had a lung cancer operation four years ago. The cancer metastisized to his spine, and he was told it was inoperable. He lost hope and shot several people at a mall in his despair.
- Creator Cameo: His appearance and name are based on Hirotaka Mizuno, one of the game's programmers.
- Despair Event Horizon: His "horizon" was when he found out his cancer would kill him, and he felt that nobody else around him appreciate the lives they took for granted, which he considered an injustice since his own life would soon be cut short.
The chief at the Cumberland Institute of Forensic Medicine. A warm-hearted older man who's lax on security, but serious about his work.
A cheerful young girl who lives next-door to the Cumberland Institute of Forensic Medicine. After bringing her sick cat Chloe to Dr. Kimishima, she starts playing around on the grounds often.
- Cheerful Child: Pity that she got bombed.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Alyssa's introduced as comic relief in Naomi's third in-game murder case, but she shows up again later and helps solve the mystery by discovering that a clock was broken...because there was something inside. The real murder weapon, to be precise.
- Happily Adopted
- Morality Pet
The "Raging Bomber" responsible for a series of bombings around Portland.
Mysterious Girl/Rosalia Rossellini
A young girl seen "sleeping in bloom" in Trauma Team
's opening, who soon begins appearing to Maria as a ghost. In reality, she is Albert Sartre's adopted daughter, CR-S01's adopted sister, and the young girl from the orphanage Maria saved when she was a kid. She harbors the "Rosalia Virus" and its corresponding antibodies, making her immune to virtually any disease. Was killed before the game began.
A professor of virology at Cumberland College. Vanished eight years ago after the bio-terror attack.