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     Inspector Augustin Rosso 
A stern homicidal detective who has interest of using psychic detection skills which he often use in solving his cases. Rosso is revealed to be a member of Neo-Templars. Though his efforts in driving George away from the truth, he breaks down and saves George from Eklund, before being killed by the Grand Master.
  • The Ace: Rosso is regarded as one of the best detectives in France and has an impressive record.
  • Agent Mulder: He has a passion for using his "psychic powers" in conducting investigations.
  • Badass Long Robe: Rosso wears a brown ceremonial robe near the end of the game.
  • Berserk Button: He has a huge respect of the Knights Templar and gets angry whenever someone criticize them badly.


Voiced by: Toby Longworth (Director's Cut)

An old man who was one of Khan's victims. Plantard was supposed to meet Nico at the cafe to talk about the newspaper regarding a certain dead French politician. Nothing much known about him, but that the manuscript he's guarding implies that's a member of the Neo-Templars.
  • He Knows Too Much: He invites Nico to the cafe to discuss more about the Costume Killer.
  • Shout-Out: He is named after Pierre Plantard who is mentioned in The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail.

     Thierry Collard 
Nico's father. He was killed on a plane crash when Nico was twelve years old.
  • Ace Pilot: Thierry used an airplane to go back on his work. Unfortunately, the plane he used was crashed and led to his death.
  • Dad the Veteran: He was a spy sent by French government against Carchon's secret organization.
  • Death by Origin Story: Introduced by Nico as a part of back story in Director's Cut.
  • Fake Defector: Subverted. He pretended to be a member of a corrupt organization and a friend to Pierre. Despite that, he continues his friendship with Pierre by sending him some gifts.
  • Follow in My Footsteps: He encouraged Nico to study art. Unfortunately, Nico never fulfilled her father's wish due to the expense of art materials.
  • Fun Personified: He was always joking and laughing according to Nico.
  • Good Parents: He genuinely loved his daughter and tried his best to spend time with her after work.
  • Meaningful Name: His name essentially means "ruler of the people". There might be a good reason why he named his daughter "Nicole" (which means "victory of the people").
  • Origins Episode: The story in Director's Cut is one of his missions when he was young, where he found out that Pierre destroying the residents in a remote part in Africa.
  • Posthumous Character: His death is shown in Director's Cut comic.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: No wonder Imelda still has feelings towards Thierry.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: Imelda tells Nico that Thierry's eyes are precise and innocent.

     Pierre Carchon 

Voiced by: Toby Longworth

A famous French politician who ends up killed by a mime. He's an old friend of Nico's father.
  • The Casanova: He has a reputation with flirting a lot of women.

     Imelda Carchon 

Voiced by: Hazel Ellerby

Pierre's stoic wife. She thinks only of herself and is has a cold attitude towards many people.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Subverted. She gets influenced by his husband's schemes in Africa, but she chooses Thierry for love.
  • Broken Bird: She is incredibly distraught at her separation with Thierry especially when she found out about his death. This could explain her cynical attitude.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She becomes this when she mentions her real love Thierry before her death.
  • Love Redeems: Subverted. When she found out that Thierry's a spy, she never dared to tell Pierre about it. However, it is implied from her secret messages to Plantard that she's a part of the Neo-Templars.
  • Love Triangle: She was in one with Thierry and Pierre. However, she still has stronger feelings for Thierry than her husband.
  • Secret Keeper: Her secrets are she knows her husband's crime and Thierry's real mission. Her love letter for Thierry is kept in Nico's wooden box.
  • So Proud of You: According to her, Thierry would have said this to his daughter.
  • The Stoic
  • Widow Woman: Since her husband's death.
  • White Shirt of Death: Her blood is never shown when she dies.


Voiced by; John Bull (The Sleeping Dragon)

An old, grumpy workman who likes to gamble in horse racing. After receiving a tip from George and won in horse race, he used his prize money in buying the road company he's working at. He appears again in the third game fixing the roads caused by earthquakes in Montfaucon Square.
  • Foreign Cuss Word: Flobbage says "merde" (crap) after he realizes that there was an explosion at the cafe.
  • The Gambling Addict: He likes to bet on race horses to the point that he spent all of his savings to win.
  • Rags to Riches: He started working on the roads and eventually owned a construction company after he won on race horsing.

She is the French waitress who works at Cafe de la Chantelle Verte who is caught in a resulting explosion.

A retired war veteran who lives in a concierge.
  • Good Old Ways: He likes to tell his story about how he became a soldier and fought for life in Africa.
  • Good with Numbers: Albert is able to memorize telephone numbers. He claims that he learned that technique from Tuareg shamen.
  • Retired Badass: He's still capable to defend himself against the killer clown.

He is a Romanian tailor who is unsocialble to the people who doesn't ask about his tailoring services.

He is a meek store owner of a costume shop. Despite his silent nature, he likes to play tricks to his customers. He provides information about Khan's costumes.
  • The Prankster: Claude tricks George by shaking hands with an electric buzzer.
  • Shopkeeper: He sells different costumes.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: Claude does this while listening to his customers, until he pranks them.

     Liam Maguire 
A young Irish boy who stays outside the pub.
  • Abusive Parents: He has a mother who's dying of presumption, and a father who's an alcoholic. Then again, his grin implies that he's lying.
  • Cassandra Truth: Nobody (except George) in the pub believes that he saw Fitzgerald run over by a sports car. Justified that he's lied a lot before according to Mr. O'Brien and Mr. Leary.
  • Harmful to Minors: George refuses to buy a large crate of lager because Maguire isn't old enough.
  • Kids Shouldn't Watch Horror Films: When George asks about the clown, Maguire tells that he saw a film about the killer clown with a chainsaw. George lampshades it after that.
  • Not Growing Up Sucks: The reason why he stays outside the pub is that he wants to try drinking lager.
  • The Runaway: He left his house to avoid his drunken father.

     Michael "Mick" Leary 
The owner and landlord of a local pub called MacDevitt's Bar in Lochmarne.

     Mr. O'Brien 
An intelligent writer and one of Leary's customers. He provides information regarding Peagram's excavation site in Lochmarne Castle.

     Patrick O'Doyle 
A resident in Lochmarne as well as a regular customer in MacDevitt's Bar. He's one of the witness who saw Peagram giving the gem to one of his students.
  • The Tale Teller: When George asks Patrick about a leprechaun, Patrick tells his story about how his cousin married a leprechaun.

     Old Ron 
An old man suffering from pollinosis.

     Sean Fitzgerald 
A young, nervous Irishman from Lochmarne who is supposed to deliver Peagram's gem to Jacques Marquet. He gets scared by George and then run over by Khan who is dressed as a pixie.

     Fitzgerald's Uncle 
Sean's uncle who is guarding a huge haystack in Lochmarne Castle.

     Felix Hagenmeyer 
The physician and director of his hospital called Hagenmeyer Clinic.

     Benoir "Bunny" Hagenmeyer 
Felix's nephew and a trainee fresh from college

The eccentric janitor at the Hagenmeyer Clinic. He often talks to Mr. Shiny as if it is his only friend.

     Nurse Grendel 

Voiced by: Hazel Ellerby

A beautiful and well-disciplined nurse at the Hagenmeyer Clinic. Despite her strict routine, she is liked by many patients, especially men.
  • Battleaxe Nurse: That's how the receptionist describes Grendel. Apparently she was just jealous of her.
  • Gallows Humor: When George asks Grendel about anthrax, the nurse jokes that they burn the infected patients.
  • Hello, Nurse!: Several male patients are attracted to her.

The receptionist of Hagenmeyer Clinic. She is envious of Nurse Grendel because of her beauty.
  • Driven by Envy: Elsa is jealous on how Grendel is well-liked by the patients.

     Eric Sopmarsh 
He is one of the patients in Hagenmeyer Clinic. He is tossed out by the hospital staff for an old man who can pay more money. He also complains that he's been in the hospital for three months and nobody has told him about his true condition.
  • NPC Roadblock: Eric complains that he needs his blood pressure to be checked.

     Renee Croquet 
Another patient in Hagenmeyer Clinic. An eccentric and lonely person, he always tries to be cheerful.

An intelligent Syrian boy who knows how to speak and understand four languages. He's also a shopkeeper who sells various items he picked up in many places.

An cheerful taxi driver who helps George to go to Bull's Head Hill.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's friendly towards other people, but threatening him is really a bad idea.
  • The Driver: Ultar is the only one who can send George to Bull's Head Hill.

A grumpy kebab seller who barely speaks English. He's always wondering why his kebabs never sell much.
  • Berserk Button: It's not a good idea to tell him that his kebabs are made out of dog meat in Arabic or else he will draw his knife.
  • Perpetual Frowner: His face is described like a wet Wednesday according to Nejo and Ultar.

     The carpet vendor 

     Countess de Vasconcellos 

Voiced by: Rachel Atkins

The sole owner of de Vasconcellos' villa and the last descendant of de Vasconcellos family. She admires her ancestors who were the Knights Templar. However, she's an embittered old woman who believes that the Templars never rescued one of her ancestors and his children.
  • The Stoic: Especially when somebody mentions her family's involvement with the Templars.
  • Tragic Keepsake: If George shows the bible to Lopez, Lopez says that book is a gift from Countess's old friend who died a long time ago.
  • When She Smiles: When she discovers the chalice hidden inside the mausoleum, she realizes that her ancestors never abandoned the Knights Templars.

The gardener of a villa that belongs to the countess. He often distrusts visitors and doesn't want any intruders on the house.
  • Call to Agriculture: When George asks Lopez if he wants to come in the mausoleum, Lopez prefers the gardens than dead people.

     Howay and Basher 
They're the sole passengers at a train station and fans of Newcastle United soccer team. Basher is a drunk and sleeping in bed from fight while Howay is the one who helps George.

     Flap and Guido 
The two criminals hired by the Neo-Templars who were looking for the manuscript and organized a theft of Peagram's tripod. Flap is simple-minded, while Guido is smart and uses his guns to intimidate others.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the first game, Flap is a short, middle-aged man with gray hair. However in the third game, his body becomes stout with black hair.
  • Animal Motifs: Flap is described as a gorilla while Guido is a weasel.

     Professor Nigel Peagram 
A renowned archaeologist and novelist who also hosted his own TV-show, "Peagram's Past". He returns from retirement in order to dig up the gem and tripod from the castle at Lochmarne, Ireland. Before George reaches in Ireland, Peagram leaves in the fears of being killed by Khan and passes the gem to Sean Fitzgerald to deliver to Jacques Marquet. Peagram is never seen in the game aside from a magazine-page shown by Nico. Towards the end of the game, it is implied from George and the Grand Master's conversation that Peagram is dead.

     Jacques Marquet 
A man who committed several crimes but was bailed out with the help of his attorney. Marquet was severely beaten up by Khan, causing to be placed in Hagenmeyer Clinic.

A dangerous member of the Neo-Templars who killed Marquet and later tries to do the same to George and Nico. Towards the end of the game, Eklund is killed by Rosso who throws a dagger (in the original)/shoots (in Director's Cut) at his neck.

A German who travels to Syria to find the location of the Sword of Baphomet. He is trapped in a cave in Bull's Head Hill and dies from dehydration.
  • Doomed Predecessor: He went to Marib, Syria, to find one of the clues necessary to discover the location of the Sword of Baphomet. He found the clue, a lens, in a secret chamber in Bull's Head Hill, but the door closed behind him, leaving him trapped inside. We learn that his finger tips were scraped raw from trying to dig his way out. When George arrives at the chamber, Klausner had died of hunger and dehydration. The lens in his possession is needed to complete a puzzle later in the game.
  • Iconic Outfit: Parodied. He wears an Indiana Jones style outfit. George thinks that clothes is useless in escaping the secret cave.


Voiced by: Toby Longworth (Director's Cut & The Serpent's Curse)

The editor-in-chief of "La Liberte" and Nico's boss.
  • Da Editor: The editor-in-chief of La Liberté.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: The reason why he often rejects Nico's important discoveries is that he worries about her safety from controversies.

A Syrian killer who turns out to be a member of an assassination cult called the Hashashin. He kills several people who are members of the Neo-Templars in order to stop them from locating the Sword of Baphomet and save humanity. He uses a lot of different costumes to do his mission and hide from suspicion. His distinct traits are snake-like voice and a crescent-shaped scar on his left cheek.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Khan's skin is quite tanned.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: He is killed by Eklund at the train in Scotland. George lampshades it after seeing Khan's death.
  • Anti-Villain: In spite of being an assassin, he respects the real Knights Templar and calls George as a friend. Subverted because he's not a villain to begin with.
  • The Cameo:
    • He appears on Nico's framed photograph in the third game.
    • He appears on portrait dressed as a mime in The Serpent's Curse Kickstarter trailer.
  • Chick Magnet: Lady Piermont has a crush on him.
  • Cool Car: He has a Ferrari which is used to hit Fitzgerald.
  • Enemy Mime: He disguises as a mime to kill Pierre.

     The Grand Master 

Voiced by: Peter Marinker (The Sleeping Dragon)

The leader of the Neo-Templars. He tries convincing George to join his side but fails. The Grand Master along with several members of Neo-Templars are killed when Nico uses Khan's explosives to destroy St. Ninian's church in Scotland.

He is later revealed to have survived from the explosion with the help of Petra. He attempts to get revenge on George, Nico and Susarro in the third game. He gains an ability to shoot lightning from mastering the Sword of Baphomet.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the first and third game, his skin is pale. However in Director's Cut, his skin turned brown.
  • Badass Long Robe: He wears a ceremonial garb near the end of the first game. He wears it again after his identity is exposed in the third game.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: The Grand Master acquires the power of Sword of Baphomet in the first game. In the third game, he uses his power to take revenge on the people who ruins his organization.
  • Bald of Evil
  • Big Bad: Of The Shadow of the Templars.
  • Big "NO!": When he started to feel the transformation from the Dragon Energy in the third game.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: In the third game, he leaves George, Nico and Bruno at the Armillary with the explosives instead of killing them using his powers. Justified in that he thinks that he's a reasonable man who tries to kill his enemies fairly.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Used to be one according to Bruno.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He is known as Grand Master.
  • Evil vs. Evil: To Susarro in the third game.
  • In the Hood: In his ceremonial robes. He wears it again in the third game to cover his identity from his enemies.
  • Leitmotif: He has one in the third game.
  • The Man Behind the Man: In the third game, he sent Petra to spy Susarro and his new organization.
  • Not Quite Dead: He is rescued by Petra in the ruins after the first game.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: As Blue Oni to the Preceptor's Red Oni in the third game.
  • Revenge: His main motivation in the third game.
  • Scaled Up: In the third game, he transforms into a dragon as a consequence of controlling too much Dragon Power.
  • Scars Are Forever: He has one at the right side of his face in the third game.
  • Shock and Awe: The Grand Master uses his electric power to kill several of Susarro's soldiers in Paris and then to Susarro.
  • Take Over the World: His and the Neo-Templar's main goal.
  • Too Many Belts]]: In his blue ceremonial robe in the third game.
  • Walking Spoiler: There is another reason why he has plenty of spoilers here.
  • We Can Rule Together: The Grand Master gives George the opportunity to join the Neo-Templars. George refuses after he remembers the death of Peagram, Klausner and Marquet.
  • Wham Line: He shows up at the top of Armillary with this line:
    Grand Master: She was talking to me, Susarro!
  • You Have Failed Me: The Grand Master punishes those who fail the task like when he did to Marquet.


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