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     George Stobbart 

Voiced by: Rolf Saxon

George is a friendly and easy-going person. Despite the former part, he is nosy sometimes. He is an American patent lawyer and a tourist who is skilled in understanding Latin. At the beginning of the first game, he was knocked out by the explosion caused by a clown in a cafe. He sets off investigating the crimes and gradually along with Nico are drawn into globe-trotting adventures involving conspiracies and cults.
  • Actual Pacifist: He will only get into a fight for defense or when absolutely necessary.
  • Adventure Duo: With Nico.
  • Amateur Sleuth: Although sometimes with Nico's assistance.
  • Animals Hate Him: Especially when it comes to goats. Averted in the fifth game where he keeps a cockroach as a pet and then lampshaded by Nico towards the end of the same game.
  • Berserk Button: In the earlier part of the second game, he is shown to be furious and doesn't want anyone to hurt Nico.
  • Book Dumb: He was a Sunday School dropout when he was a kid.
  • Born Lucky: He escaped from prison and death many times in unlikely circumstances. Subverted in the fourth game where he works as a bail bondsman after he lost his patent office.
  • Brain Bleach: In the fifth game, George is horrified after he saw Lady Piermont being naked.
  • Brief Accent Imitation:
    • In the fourth game, he pretends to be a German health inspector. He talks to the nuns and Swiss guards with fake German accent.
    • In the fifth game, he makes a dumb tourist accent to talk with Langham's henchmen.
  • Brutal Honesty: He's prone to this sometimes, like in the fifth game where he tries to convince Ramon to drop his gun.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Literally, he's a lawyer with a strange sense of humor who decides to go on crazy adventures.
  • Catchphrase: "I can explain everything!"
  • Clear My Name: Inspector Navet accuses him for murdering Henri and later Father Simeon.
  • Closet Geek: In The Sleeping Dragon, he reveals that he's a fan of Tintin and confessed to Nico that he will give away his collections to her if he's in danger.
  • Cool Shades: He has one of these in The Smoking Mirror.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Sometimes, he feels twinge of jealousy towards other men who gets closer to Nico.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has a lot of snarky remarks on everything he sees.
  • Despair Event Horizon: In the third game, he was willing to cheat on the river puzzle room so that Nico and Bruno can escape. However, it was Bruno who voluntarily sacrifice his life.
  • Determinator: George is pretty determined to solve the mysteries he encountered.
  • Distressed Dude: Kidnapped by Karzac's men and sent to the pyramid in The Smoking Mirror.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Upon examining the undamaged bottle in the first game, George hates the taste of brandy.
  • Doesn't Like Guns:
    • In the second game, Renaldo points his gun at George's back after he saw George's attempt to set Miguel free. George thinks that guns make people impolite.
    • Subverted in the fifth game where he uses Gehnen's old rusty pistol he found in the secret cave in Santa Cova chapel. Unfortunately, Langham realizes that George can't shoot the gun.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: In The Shadow of the Templars, he doesn't like being called "Georgie" by Andre.
  • Friend to Bugs: With Trevor the cockroach in The Serpent's Curse.
  • Hair Flip: It's one of George's idle animations in Director's Cut.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: His hair color is deep blonde.
  • Head Desk: After he witnessed the death of Bruno in the third game.
  • Heroic Bystander: After a clown bombed the cafe he was at, he decided to get deeply involved in the plot, dropping all his other plans for life.
  • Hunk: In the third and fourth game. Justified because he had a lot of workout in the gym to prepare for his next adventures.
  • Iconic Outfit: His jacket.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Towards Nico. Justified because he was rejected by few women before.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: He's pretty good at wearing make-up.
  • Kleptomaniac Hero: He lampshades about it in the third game after he steals Flobbage's sewer key.
  • Knighting: In The Sleeping Dragon, he was knighted by the Preceptor and the St. Stefan Chapter of Knights Templar in Paris. However, his title is never mentioned in The Angel of Death.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: In The Shadow of the Templars,The Smoking Mirror and The Serpent's Curse.
  • Last-Name Basis: Some of the minor characters especially villains address George by his last name.
  • Leitmotif: "George's Theme" in the first game.
  • Love Martyr: When he falls in love with Anna-Maria.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is referenced to St. George, a patron saint in England who is known for slaying the dragon. Near the end of the third game, this is referenced in-game by slaying the dragon in Glastonbury Tor.
  • Motor Mouth: He enjoys telling stories about his college days or experiences in travelling even in prison.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In the fourth game, George is shocked when he learns that Anna-Maria is a nun and remembers what he did to her on their date in Istanbul.
  • Narrator: He plays this role whenever he and Nico are taking journey abroad.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: He's a patent lawyer by profession but he becomes a bail bondsman in the fourth game and then as an insurance accessor in the fifth game.
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: He becomes this when he pulls out the Excalibur in the third game.
  • Perma-Stubble: He gains one of these in The Sleeping Dragon and The Angel Of Death.
  • Perpetual Poverty: He works as a bail bondsman and doesn't have enough money to buy pizza. Yet, he managed to travel in Turkey and Vatican.
  • The Prankster: When he was a kid, he put a fake dog waste on his teacher's desk.
  • Precision F-Strike: He and Nico are both prone to swearing when they're really serious.
  • Protagonist Without a Past: It's never really indicated what George Stobbart's job is. He has spent most of the series being a tourist. The first game has him mentioning that he studied law. In the third it is explicitly stated that he is an attorney specialising in patent law. By the fourth he's become a bail bondsman.
  • Running Gag: He has a habit of showing his stuff to other people.
  • Second Love: To Nico.
  • Shirtless Scene: In The Angel of Death, he goes to Black Cat massage parlor wearing a towel.
  • Talking in Your Sleep: This is how Anna-Maria found out about Nico.
  • The Team Benefactor: George serves as this around few times in order to explain how he and Nico managed to travel in different places around the world. Nico lampshades it in the third game when they talked about going to Prague:
    Nico: "You're the one with the money, George."
  • Thinking Out Loud: He lampshades it around few times in the first game.
  • Ultimate Job Security: It's implied in The Serpent's Curse comic that George fails his work around three times and his boss is not impressed.
  • Villainous Crush: Inverted. He has crush towards Petra, much to Nico's dismay.

     Nicole "Nico" Collard 

Voiced by: Hazel Ellerby (The Shadow of the Templars, Director's Cut & The Serpent's Curse Kickstarter trailer), Jenny Caron Hall (The Smoking Mirror), Sarah Crook (The Sleeping Dragon), Katherine Pageon (The Angel Of Death), Emma Tate (The Serpent's Curse)

A French freelance photojournalist with a hot temper and George's on-and-off girlfriend. She moves to Paris and works on a newspaper called "La Liberte". She met George in front of Cafe De La Chandelle Verte after the explosion and decides to team-up together to find out the mystery behind the killings.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the first two games, she had brown eyes. In the third and fourth games, it switched to blue eyes. Her eyes turned into brown again in the fifth game.
  • Adventure Duo: With George.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Nico is able to identify different kinds of metals. She learned about them from her paternal grandfather, who worked in the foundry.
  • Badass Armfold: Near the end of the third game, she does that while waiting for George to wake up from defeating the dragon.
  • Bathtub Scene: In Director's Cut comic.
  • Boyish Short Hair: In the second and fourth games.
  • Clear My Name: In Sleeping Dragon, she was accused of murder of Vernon Blier and get into jail for two days.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl:
    • Although she makes fun of George for being in love with Anna-Maria, she isn't happy about it when Maynard asks her if she's friends with Anna-Maria.
    • In the third game, she show signs of jealousy towards André's relationship with Beatrice.
  • Combat Stilettos:
    • Frequently wears high heels. They rarely impede her adventuring. However, she is not entirely averse to more practical footwear when venturing in jungles, Aztec temples or other exotic locations.
    • Lamp Shaded in dialogue in Broken Sword 2 - “I could have broken my neck — or worse, a heel!".
  • Daddy's Girl: She was very close to her father and sometimes treated him like an older brother.
  • Damsel in Distress: At least once in every game except in The Serpent's Curse.
    • In The Shadow of the Templars, she and the old lady (who's actually Khan) are kidnapped by Eklund in train.
    • At the beginning of The Smoking Mirror, she was drugged and kidnapped by Central American thugs. She gets her turn as Big Damn Heroes near the end of the game.
    • In The Sleeping Dragon, she gets caught by Susarro and Petra in the theater. George lampshades it after he saves her.
    • In The Angel Of Death, she's chained to the Ark as a sacrifice for the new Angel of Death.
  • Deadpan Snarker: As usual, especially when she's talking to George.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Angel of Death.
  • Determinator
  • Determined Expression: In the fifth game, George lampshades about it after he sees her eavesdropping Medovsky and Mr. Hobbs' conversation.
  • Disney Death: In The Angel of Death, George thinks she's dead when he hears gun shots in Nico's recorded voice. He finds her alive in Anna-Maria's apartment the next day.
  • Dissonant Serenity: In the fifth game, George lampshades it around few times. Nico said to George that she gets used to dangerous kinds of situations with him.
  • Dressing as the Enemy: In The Sleeping Dragon, she disguises herself as Petra by wearing a bleached wig to get deep inside the castle in Prague. She even likes it so much that she occasionally warns the guards not to threaten her.
  • Dude Magnet: Both George and André are attracted to her, as well as other few men she encountered in different countries.
  • Everyone Looks Sexier If French
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: When Nico examines her microwave oven in the third game, she said that she knows how to cook.
  • Flashback Nightmare: In Director's Cut comic, she has a dream about her last summer vacation as a child, and the tragic accident of her father. Worse, it happens every end of summer.
  • Foreign Cuss Word: In the third game, she calls Petra "Salope" (Bitch).
  • Friendless Background: Besides George and André, she doesn't mention anyone that became friends with her. She said in the third game that she has "so much for the social life" after she received empty messages in her telephone.
  • Friend to All Living Things: In the fifth game, she easily befiends two goats.
  • Goal in Life: To get a prestigious award in journalism.
  • Girly Run: In Sleeping Dragon and Angel of Death.
  • Hereditary Hairstyle: Her sidetails are similar to her father's except longer.
  • Hair Flip: Nico does that as one of her idle animations in the fifth game.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Her dream is to get a big break but it gets cut short because of suspect's allies.
  • I Work Alone: At first, she was reluctant to accept George's help but she warms up to him eventually.
  • Leitmotif: "Finding Nicole" in the first game, "Nico's Theme" in the fourth game and "Nico's Heaven" in the fifth game.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Nico takes after her father when it comes to adventures and possibly the hair color.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name comes from the masculine French and Greek name "Nicholas", which translates into "victory of the people" (possibly referencing her being a successor in getting into adventures just like her father).
  • Missing Mom: Her mother left her when she was eight years old.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Just check out her butt and idle animations in the third game.
  • Narrator: She tells her story about her investigations.
  • Nice Hat: She has a couple of these in The Smoking Mirror and The Sleeping Dragon.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In the third game, she uses the blue scarf to tie Flap who is unconscious. When Flap arrives in Susarro's castle, Susarro noticed the symbol on the scarf. As a result, Nico is indirectly responsible for changing Susarro's plans to kill the members of St. Stefan Chapter of the Knights Templar in Paris. Then in Egypt, Nico takes a break in sneaking past guards until she accidentally pushed a wood.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Most of the people she met consistently refer to her as "Nico".
  • Parental Abandonment: Her parents were separated when she was eight years old. Four years later, her father died in a plane crash.
  • Perpetual Poverty: In the fourth game, it's still a mystery how did she managed to go to Phoenix despite being a poor journalist.
  • Precision F-Strike: She and George are both prone to swearing when they're really serious. In the first game, the painter in the excavation site in Paris describes her words as abusive. Then in The Sleeping Dragon, she swears to Petra in French at one point.
  • Promoted to Playable: She ends up being a player character since The Smoking Mirror. The Director's Cut of "Shadow of the Templars" includes an extra playable storyline from her point of view.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: In The Shadow of the Templars and The Serpent's Curse.
  • Raised Catholic: In the fifth game, George asks Nico how she managed to play "Ave Maria".
  • Raised by Grandparents: Nico was raised by her paternal grandparents after her father's death. She says to George that she would rather stay in her grandparent's cottage than in the noisy city.
  • Second Love: To George. In the first game, Nico admits that she dated a rich guy when she was in college.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: She quits her job as a journalist in the third game after her editor convinces her not to continue investigating about Vernon's death.
  • Show Some Leg: She's pretty good at using this tactic to get more clues or to let George accomplish his missions.
  • Spy Catsuit: She wears one when she breaks into Crune Museum to steal the tripod.
  • Starving Student: Nico mentions that she had to drop out of university because of this trope (she couldn't afford art supplies, although she was able to eat potatoes when she was doing printing with them).
  • Stealth Expert:
    • In the first game, she breaks into Crune Museum in order to help George steal the tripod. Justified that she learned about sneaking when she was at school but never used that skill for a very long time.
    • Averted in the third game where she created a disturbance outside the temple in Egypt.
    • Then in the fourth game, she goes to Turkey and disguised herself as a nun to rescue George. Later in the game, she managed to get inside the Vatican without being caught by monks.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She has quite a bit of resemblance to her father. She inherited her father's hair color, large forehead, and hair sidetails, albeit with brown eyes she got from her mother.
  • Surprisingly Good English: George lampshades it in the first game.
    George: You speak very good English for a French girl.
  • Took a Shortcut: In the fourth game, she inexplicably shows up after George successfully enters the Vatican from the monks. Justified that she learned her mistake from sneaking outside the Armillary in the third game.
  • Tomboyish Name: Her nickname is a common name for a guy.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Nico likes chocolate according to the secret files she found in Ile de la Cité.
  • Tragic Keepsake: She has her first photograph of her father.
  • Trash of the Titans: Her apartment has some clothes hanging on the ceiling and unused art materials scattered on the floor.
  • Trying Not to Cry: In the first game, Fleur says to George that sometimes she hears Nico crying herself to sleep at night.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: With George through the third and fourth games despite being old friends.
  • Vocal Evolution: Her voice is noticeably deeper during her segments in Director's Cut.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: In The Sleeping Dragon.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Nico hates cockroaches like Trevor.
  • Working with the Ex: With George.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In The Sleeping Dragon.

     André Lobineau 

Voiced by: Jay Benedict (The Sleeping Dragon)

A history student that Nico had known since college. George considered Andre as Nico's rival for affections. He has much interest in talking about medieval history.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: While in the first and second game he had blonde hair, his hair color changes into black in the third game.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has some of his moments, especially his conflict with George.
  • Insult of Endearment: He keeps calling George "Georgie" in the first two games. He stops insulting George when he meets Beatrice in the third game.
  • Ironic Name: His name is a French form of Andrew meaning "brave". However in the third game, he passed out when Susarro's men invade Nico's apartment.
  • Love at First Sight: When he falls in love with Beatrice in The Sleeping Dragon
  • Mr. Exposition: He provides information relating to medieval history.
  • Nerd: He spends his time studying at the museum.
  • Nerd Glasses: Sports a small pair of glasses.
  • The Unseen: André is mentioned by George in the fourth game. Unfortunately, André blacklists George to prevent him from entering his website.

     Sergeant Moue 

Voiced by: Colin Mace (The Serpent's Curse)

A old, loyal Gendarme who has a habit of jumping to conclusions in which Rosso disapproves. He has some strange hobbies like collecting matchbooks and doesn't get along with many people.
  • No Social Skills: One of the officers says that he doesn't get along with many people, especially his children.
  • NPC Roadblock: As a police officer, Moue blocks the crime scenes.
  • Older Sidekick: To Inspector Rosso and then to Inspector Navet.
  • Potty Emergency: In The Serpent's Curse, he gets the urge to pee easily after drinking coffee or if he sees someone peeing. he even performs a Potty Dance.


Voiced by: Rachel Atkins (The Shadow of the Templars and The Serpent's Curse)

Nico's neighbour and a resident fortune teller. She sells flowers for a living.
  • Identical Grandson: In Director's Cut, she claims that she inherited her looks from her grandmother.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name means "flower" in French, which matches her occupation.
  • Nice Hat: She wears a blue beanie.
  • Shipper on Deck: If you show her a gem in the first game, she thinks that George and Nico are meant to be together.
  • Shopkeeper: She sells flowers.
  • Textile Work Is Feminine: She is always seen doing crochet while she has no customers.

     The Hendersons (Duane and Pearl) 

Voiced by: Colin MacFarlane (Duane / The Shadow of the Templars), Kerry Shale (Duane / The Serpent's Curse), Laurence Bouvard (Pearl / The Serpent's Curse

Duane and Pearl are an American couple who travels around the world. Both overweight and cheerful, Duane is a war veteran and the owner of a greeting card company while Pearl is the one who keeps an eye of her husband. Duane, however, claims that he's working as a CIA and sometimes do some top-secret missions.
  • Absentee Actor: Neither of them are present in the third game. In the fourth game, Pearl is only mentioned.
  • Acrofatic: Duane may be bulky, but he's still capable to do some secret missions.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the first game, both of them had brown hair. In the second game, their hair color changed into red. In the fourth game, Duane's hair changed to brown again.
  • Agent Mulder: Duane believes in conspiracy theories since he finished reading "The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail".
  • Beauty Mark: Pearl has one near on her mouth.
  • Crazy-Prepared: In the fifth game, Duane brings his radio and gave one to Kat in case of accident. Later in the chapel, he gives his radio to Nico.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Pearl in the second game.
  • Encyclopaedic Knowledge: In the fifth game, Pearl researched a lot of things related to Santa Cova chapel. Hence, Duane calls her "Santa Cova's Walking Encyclopedia".
  • Happily Married: They've been married for around thirty years and they still love each other very much.
  • Hawaiian-Shirted Tourist: They are never seen without their tourist shirts.
  • It's All My Fault: In the fifth game, Pearl blames herself for causing a car accident and injuring a young boy named Timmy. She and her husband go to Santa Cova chapel to ask for forgiveness and spiritual refinement.
  • Mad Bomber: In the second game, Duane attempts to free his fellow agent Miguel and George by planting bombs from his truck. Fortunately, the bombs are exchanged with organic fertilizer.
  • Parenting the Husband: Pearl has some difficult times tending with her husband after he gets a medical discharge.

     Clarissa Piermont (Lady Piermont) 

Voiced by: Hazel Ellerby (The Shadow of the Templars), Nicolette McKenzie (The Serpent's Curse)

A British aristocrat who stays at the Hotel Ubu for a holiday. At the hotel, she meets a man named Moerlin but she ended up being heartbroken. She assists George for investigation as well as to get revenge.
  • Last-Name Basis: Her first name is mentioned by her niece in the third game.
  • Leitmotif: One of the music she played at the Hotel Ubu is also her theme in the fifth game.
  • Lonely Piano Piece: She plays two pieces of music inside Hotel Ubu.

     Hector Laine 

Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw (The Serpent's Curse)

A fat, renowned art critic in France with pompous attitude. George uses him as a distraction in order to look for more clues behind Glease Gallery.

He appears again in the fifth game as a visitor in Le Lizard Blue owned by his friend named Henri.


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