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* BigGood" In ''2'', she's revered for helping found the Network and everyone listens to her, even Red Talon.



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Eli Wilkerson.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Despite his reputation as the "mad dog" of the Wilkerson brothers, he's actually got at least some compassion, unlike Job.

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Eli Wilkerson.
Wilkerson. In ''2'', he can admit he likes meeting his daughter Larissa and has a soft spot for his crotchety neighbor Reba.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Despite his reputation as the "mad dog" of the Wilkerson brothers, he's actually got at least some compassion, unlike Job.


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* CorruptPolitician: A benevolent version, as he took bribes and asked those he helped out to "remember him in November". Apparently it was so he could stay in a powerful position to continue helping the community.


* CuttingOffTheBranches: Dialogue in ''State of Decay 2'' implies he never made it out of Danforth. His mother blames the government for his death.



* UncertainDoom: According to ''VideoGame/StateOfDecay2'', his father was killed sometime after the events of ''Lifeline'', leaving his mother in charge of what's left of the family company. It's not mentioned whether Hadley survived or not.

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* UncertainDoom: According to ''VideoGame/StateOfDecay2'', his father was killed sometime after the events of ''Lifeline'', leaving his mother in charge of what's left of the family company. It's not mentioned whether Hadley survived or not.


* TheBusCameBack: She's confirmed to return in ''State of Decay'' 2, working for an organization known as the Network.

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* TheBusCameBack: She's confirmed to return in ''State of Decay'' 2, ''VideoGame/StateOfDecay2'', working for an organization known as the Network.



* TheBusCameBack: He returns in ''State of Decay 2'', although he only "appears" over the radio and doesn't interact with the player's community. He appears to have left the U.S. military and is now working for Red Talon. He's working on something known as Project Osiris, which is alluded to be the evacuation of the President. [[TookALevelInKindness He also seems more reasonable and kinder than his previous appearance.]]

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* TheBusCameBack: He returns in ''State of Decay 2'', ''VideoGame/StateOfDecay2'', although he only "appears" over the radio and doesn't interact with the player's community. He appears to have left the U.S. military and is now working for Red Talon. He's working on something known as Project Osiris, which is alluded to be the evacuation of the President. [[TookALevelInKindness He also seems more reasonable and kinder than his previous appearance.]]



* HiddenDepths: Has very surprisingly insightful theories regarding the infection biology. Aside from the fact that the infected ''is'' his mission, he also does have the degree to back it up though, like most special forces operators in the world. In ''State of Decay 2'', one of his radio messages is how he remembers all the horrible things he's seen and how it's affected him.

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* HiddenDepths: Has very surprisingly insightful theories regarding the infection biology. Aside from the fact that the infected ''is'' his mission, he also does have the degree to back it up though, like most special forces operators in the world. In ''State of Decay 2'', ''VideoGame/StateOfDecay2'', one of his radio messages is how he remembers all the horrible things he's seen and how it's affected him.



* UncertainDoom: According to ''State of Decay 2'', his father was killed sometime after the events of ''Lifeline'', leaving his mother in charge of what's left of the family company. It's not mentioned whether Hadley survived or not.

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* UncertainDoom: According to ''State of Decay 2'', ''VideoGame/StateOfDecay2'', his father was killed sometime after the events of ''Lifeline'', leaving his mother in charge of what's left of the family company. It's not mentioned whether Hadley survived or not.


* TheBusCameBack: He returns in ''State of Decay 2'', although he only "appears" over the radio and doesn't interact with the player's community. He appears to have left the U.S. military and is now working for Red Talon. He's working on something known as Project Osiris, which somehow involves the President of the United States.

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* TheBusCameBack: He returns in ''State of Decay 2'', although he only "appears" over the radio and doesn't interact with the player's community. He appears to have left the U.S. military and is now working for Red Talon. He's working on something known as Project Osiris, which somehow involves is alluded to be the President evacuation of the United States.President. [[TookALevelInKindness He also seems more reasonable and kinder than his previous appearance.]]



* HiddenDepths: Has very surprisingly insightful theories regarding the infection biology. Aside from the fact that the infected ''is'' his mission, he also does have the degree to back it up though, like most special forces operators in the world.

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* HiddenDepths: Has very surprisingly insightful theories regarding the infection biology. Aside from the fact that the infected ''is'' his mission, he also does have the degree to back it up though, like most special forces operators in the world. In ''State of Decay 2'', one of his radio messages is how he remembers all the horrible things he's seen and how it's affected him.


* TheBusCameBack: He returns in ''State of Decay 2'', although he only "appears" over the radio and doesn't interact with the player's community. He appears to have left the U.S. military and is now working for Red Talon. He's working on something known as Project Osiris, which somehow involves the President of the United States.



* JerkAss - He's constantly rude and condescending towards the other members of Greyhound One.
** JerkassHasAPoint - He does have a point about using [[spoiler: the nuke in Danforth]]. No matter how many civilians ''might'' be left in the city, it's already too late. The city is well and truly lost and if something isn't done then the zombies in the city will eventually spread out into the countryside and make survival there impossible. It also helps that the situation has definitely crossed the GodzillaThreshold.
*** Maybe. Setting off a Nuke isn't RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain, except for Ground Zero. You might have just been left with a million glowing zombies. Is that where the Blood Plague came from?

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* JerkAss {{Jerkass}} - He's constantly rude and condescending towards the other members of Greyhound One.
** * JerkassHasAPoint - He does have a point about using [[spoiler: the nuke in Danforth]]. No matter how many civilians ''might'' be left in the city, it's already too late. The city is well and truly lost and if something isn't done then the zombies in the city will eventually spread out into the countryside and make survival there impossible. It also helps that the situation has definitely crossed the GodzillaThreshold.
*** Maybe. Setting off a Nuke isn't RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain, except for Ground Zero. You might have just been left with a million glowing zombies. Is that where
GodzillaThreshold. The player character will regretfully explain this to Vienna Cho if they both rescue her and elect to [[spoiler:detonate the Blood Plague came from?nuke]].




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* UncertainDoom: According to ''State of Decay 2'', his father was killed sometime after the events of ''Lifeline'', leaving his mother in charge of what's left of the family company. It's not mentioned whether Hadley survived or not.

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*** Maybe. Setting off a Nuke isn't RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain, except for Ground Zero. You might have just been left with a million glowing zombies. Is that where the Blood Plague came from?

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* TheBusCameBack: She's confirmed to return in ''State of Decay'' 2, working for an organization known as the Network.


An exclusive character only available in the UpdatedRerelease ''State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition'', as a bonus gift to players who already own the original game. A world-traveling North Indian Sikh, she combines a number of powerful traits along with a few special items that make her arguable the most powerful pre-defined character or Hero in the game.

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An exclusive character only available in the UpdatedRerelease ''State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition'', as a bonus gift to players who already own the original game. A world-traveling North Indian Sikh, she combines a number of powerful traits along with a few special items that make her arguable arguably the most powerful pre-defined character or Hero in the game.


* {{Badass}}: He's got a decent gun and firearms training, which makes him a good sentry early in the game, when only him and Maya are guaranteed to have firearms.



* TheAce[=/=]{{Badass}}: She has a potent combination of powerful traits and abilities, more so than any other pre-defined character or Hero. She starts out with maxed-out Cardio skill (in ''Breakdown'' she also starts with maxed out Fighting skill), the Reflexes skill, enhanced experience gain for Fighting and Wits, as well as both the Medicine and Research skills, allowing her to serve as both a doctor and a library researcher when not in combat (very useful since no other pre-defined characters have those skills in the campaign, leaving you at the mercy of the Random Number Generator). She also comes equipped with a unique, permanently silenced rifle, a pair of unique swords, and a unique backpack that weighs less than a normal large backpack.

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* TheAce[=/=]{{Badass}}: TheAce: She has a potent combination of powerful traits and abilities, more so than any other pre-defined character or Hero. She starts out with maxed-out Cardio skill (in ''Breakdown'' she also starts with maxed out Fighting skill), the Reflexes skill, enhanced experience gain for Fighting and Wits, as well as both the Medicine and Research skills, allowing her to serve as both a doctor and a library researcher when not in combat (very useful since no other pre-defined characters have those skills in the campaign, leaving you at the mercy of the Random Number Generator). She also comes equipped with a unique, permanently silenced rifle, a pair of unique swords, and a unique backpack that weighs less than a normal large backpack.


* GenreSavvy: Upon finding a dead Thomas Ritter, he immediately thinks of checking for his ID, and pick up the guy's walkie-talkie and truck keys, which both prove essential for escaping the camp and finding shelter.
** He immediately notices something's up when people set up infirmaries to treat the injured and not call ambulances. His next line "What's next? Razor wires and watchtowers?" is exactly what protect each and every subsequent home base.



* GenreSavvy: One diary page of a survivor revealed that a short while before the outbreak, Mickey started demanding payment in food and ammunition instead of money.



* GenreSavvy: Quickly realizes that the Army is only interested in her ex-husband's research notes, and proceeds to lead the extraction team to her home to retrieve them.

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* PunnyName: She's a rather fat woman who's also a judge, law-ton.



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* DiskOneNuke: Starts with max cardio and fighting allowing the player to choose a weapon specialization and any one of 3 of the 5 special abilities unlocked by maxing out basic skills as soon as the game begins.

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* BullfightBoss: A viable way to defeat them without ranged weapons.


* FragileSpeedster: She always starts off with her 'Cardio' Skill maxed out.

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* %%* FragileSpeedster: She always starts off with her 'Cardio' Skill maxed out.


* ActionGirl

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* ActionGirlActionGirl: An off-duty U.S. army soldier who does a fair job of holding off a zombie horde with a hunting rifle before Marcus and Ed show up to help.



* ColdSniper: She has two traits that provide a bonus to firearms usage and starts with one of the game's better rifles, which makes her a natural choice to specialize in sniping.

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* ColdSniper: She has two traits that provide a bonus to firearms usage and starts with one of the game's better rifles, which makes her a natural choice to specialize in sniping. In ''Breakdown'', she starts out with maxed-out shooting skill as well as rifle specialization.



* {{Badass}}

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* {{Badass}}{{Badass}}: He's got a decent gun and firearms training, which makes him a good sentry early in the game, when only him and Maya are guaranteed to have firearms.



* ActionGirl

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* ActionGirlActionGirl: Like Ed, she has the Reflexes skill, which gives her access to a number of agility-based special moves as well as reducing her stamina usage during combat.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Initially has a very pessimistic outlook on the their survival situation, but as revealed in a conversation with Pastor William she used to volunteer at the church to help the homeless.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Initially has a very pessimistic outlook on the their survival situation, but as revealed in a conversation with Pastor William she used to volunteer at the church to help the homeless. She also shows concern towards Lily and her medical situation, in contrast to the more ruthless and pragmatic Alan.



* TheBigGuy[=/=]WrestlerInAllOfUs: Like Marcus, he has the Powerhouse skill, which lets him carry more weight, carry more items, and makes it easier for him to use heavy weapons and light machine guns, as well as giving him access to a couple wrestling-based special moves.



!!Gurubani Kaur

''The Prodigal''

An exclusive character only available in the UpdatedRerelease ''State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition'', as a bonus gift to players who already own the original game. A world-traveling North Indian Sikh, she combines a number of powerful traits along with a few special items that make her arguable the most powerful pre-defined character or Hero in the game.
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* TheAce[=/=]{{Badass}}: She has a potent combination of powerful traits and abilities, more so than any other pre-defined character or Hero. She starts out with maxed-out Cardio skill (in ''Breakdown'' she also starts with maxed out Fighting skill), the Reflexes skill, enhanced experience gain for Fighting and Wits, as well as both the Medicine and Research skills, allowing her to serve as both a doctor and a library researcher when not in combat (very useful since no other pre-defined characters have those skills in the campaign, leaving you at the mercy of the Random Number Generator). She also comes equipped with a unique, permanently silenced rifle, a pair of unique swords, and a unique backpack that weighs less than a normal large backpack.
* CoolSword: Comes equipped with a pair of unique swords, a Talwar and a Khanda.
* GeniusBruiser[=/=]JackOfAllTrades: Has both advanced combat skills as well as the medicine and researcher skills.
* TheHero: In the Year One Survival Edition, she'll be your starting ''Breakdown'' character instead of a randomly generated NPC if you have her unlocked due to already owning the original ''State of Decay''.
* InTheHood: Wears a hooded sports jacket.
* WarriorMonk: Her traits indicate she's both dedicated to her faith, and also very physically disciplined.



* AwesomeButImpractical: In ''Breakdown'', he specializes in heavy weapons despite lacking the Powerhouse skill that makes heavy weapons more viable, which does reduce his usefulness as a Hero.



* WhiteSheep

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* WhiteSheepWhiteSheep: Is the only member of the Wilkerson family who isn't a criminal thug.



* SouthernHospitality

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* SouthernHospitalitySouthernHospitality: An old country doctor who wears a cowboy hat and a tanned hide jacket. In ''Breakdown'', his starting weapon is a Wild West revolver.




A wealthy local figure whose late father was the mayor of Marshall at the time of the outbreak.



* AllLovingHero: Was raised in a family tradition that taught that terrible events can be overcome if people pull together in times of crisis. Engaged in philanthropy prior to the outbreak (including paying for Lily's medical treatments), and set up a trade network during the outbreak to help survivors support each other.



* RedHerring: When you first hear about him, there's a conversation between the survivors which casts doubt on whether or not you should trust him, and when you first meet him he has a somewhat suspicious "offer you all the kingdoms of the world from the highest point of the Temple" moment, but he ultimately turns out to be a genuine good guy.




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* WhateverHappenedToTheMouse: He's part of The Law community, but still offers his car delivery services after [[spoiler: the courthouse is overrun and almost everyone is killed]], suggesting that [[spoiler: he managed to survive the massacre]], even though he's nowhere to be found.




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* NonUniformUniform: She's the only recruitable playable character in ''Lifeline'' to wear civilian clothing instead of a military uniform.


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* LightningBruiser: VERY rarely, a recruited soldier may have both the Powerhouse and Reflexes skill. This combination of the 2 most powerful combat skills in the game is exclusive to ''Lifeline'' characters.

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