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Introduced in Season One

    Dan 

Daniel Powell

Played by: Daniel Powell

The main protagonist of seasons 1 and 2. An archivist who starts a new job reviewing and cataloging recordings made by the Housing Historical Committee of New York State from the eponymous Archive 81.


  • Action Survivor
  • Adoring the Pests: He is a little skittish around Ratty at first, but grows attached to him later on.
  • Adorkable: He has his moments.
  • Body Horror: Whatever Rat and Suit did to him to give him his 'new flesh' - it didn't sound pleasant.
  • Break the Cutie: Over the course of the series, Dan is trapped inside a facility alone, forced to listen to increasingly disturbing recordings, only narrowly escapes both the facility and Samuel, and even then, is captured and forced to navigate an Eldritch Location after being turned into a cyborg.
  • Cosmic Plaything
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Tanya eventually thinks this is what's happening to him.
  • Hipster: Called as such by Lou and Clara.
  • Nice Guy
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Dan's findings in the Archive inadvertently allow Samuel to enter the Archive.
  • Non-Action Guy: To be fair, Season One had him against the ascended form of Samuel and Season Two had him hampered by unwanted cybernetic attachments - so it's not really his fault.
  • Power-Upgrading Deformation: In Season Two, he gains some rather interesting abilities over time since being fused with machinery.
  • Was Once a Man: His body is cannibalised and hideously morphed into an audio-recording cyborg in the beginning of Season Two.

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    Mark 

Mark Sollinger

Played by: Marc Sollinger

Dan's journalist friend who has been researching and broadcasting Dan's recordings of Archive 81 to find out what happened to him.


    Melody 

Melody Pendras

Played by: Amelia Kidd

A representative of the Urban Preservation and Development Department who recorded the original tapes that Dan archives in Season One.


    Davenport 

Mr. Davenport

Played by: David Powell

Dan's superior from the Housing Historical Committee of New York State who introduces him to Archive 81.


  • Affably Evil: Almost never loses his chummy attitude whatever he is doing.

    Samuel 

Samuel

Played by: Austin Mitchell

The leader of a cult that operates in the Visser building.


    Ratty 

Ratty

A rat that Dan 'befriends' while working in the Archive.


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    Jacob 

Introduced in Season Two

    Clara 

    Lou 

    Suit 
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    Cynthia 

Cynthia

Played by: Andrea Romano

One of Davenport's colleagues and a board member of LMG.


  • Jerkass: Not a single word out of her mouth has a nice thing to say about anyone.
  • Lack of Empathy: Has absolutely no concern for the plight of those LMG have 'employed' to traverse the other dimension and cruelly calls Dan a monster due to his unwanted transformation.
  • The Nicknamer: Has a condescending moniker for nearly everyone. "Boombox Fuckboi" for Dan, for example.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot

Introduced in Season Three

    Nicholas 

Nicholas Waters

Played by Peter Musante

    Christine 

Christine Anderson

Played by Kristen Di Mercurio

    Static Man 

Static Man

Played by Jack Calk

Entities

    Visser 

The Visser Building


    Dromen 

    The Green Lady 

    Payphone 
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