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     Bruno Ostvald 

Voiced by: John Bull (The Sleeping Dragon)

A middle-aged scientist and a Nobel Prize winner from Eastern Europe. He was a former Neo-Templar who becomes George's friend. Bruno is hunted by the Cult of the Dragon for having information in finding the source of Dragon Energy.
  • Mr. Exposition: Provides information about the Dragon Energy.
  • Meaningful Name: His name means "brown" (which matches his hair and dress color) or "shield". The latter is more meaningful when he decides to sacrifice himself to protect George and Nico from Anubis.
  • No Name Given: He is only referred as a Nobel Prize winner from Eastern Europe in the first game. In the third game, his named is mentioned from his postcard he sent to Cholmondely.
  • The Pollyanna: He is tortured by Susarro and never given any food or drink. When Nico asks Bruno if he's alright, Bruno tells her that he's fine because he learned torture in kindergarten.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Lampshaded heavily when he tells George and Nico that he's ready to face the Anubis' punishment.
  • This Cannot Be!: Says this when he finds out that the Grand Master is alive.

     Harry Gilligan 

Voiced by: Bob Golding

A blonde, Australian driver who likes to drink.
  • Awesome Aussie: He managed to steal the Congolonese soldier's jeepney and saves George from being shot.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: When George tells Harry to wait inside the plane, Harry decides to follow George through the window instead.
  • Dissonant Serenity: George asks Harry why he still manages to keep calm despite their airplane's about to fall on the cliff.
  • The Driver: To George and then with Nico.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: First, he was a pilot who assisted George to send in Congo. Later on, Harry managed to become a taxi driver in Congo and then an official pilot who sends George and Nico to Glastonbury. Justified that Harry managed to get the jobs with George's advice.

     Vernon Blier 

Voiced by: Bob Golding

A genius hacker hired by the Cult of the Dragon to decode the Voynich Manuscript. After discovering the contents inside the manuscript, he arranges an interview with Nico but he's tricked and then killed by a female assassin.
  • Posthumous Character: Killed by Petra as he's about to start telling what he discovered.
  • Video Will: In his message on DVD, he tells Beatrice about what he discovered on the manuscript and some clues about the power source in Paris.

     Dudley Cholmondely 
The scientist that George supposed to meet. Cholmondely claims that he discovered a concentration of Dragon Energy in Congo and builds a machine to drain it for electricity. He ends up killed by Susarro.
  • Berserk Button: He gets annoyed when somebody calls him "Chol-mon-de-ley" instead of "Chum-ley".
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Cholmondely tries to warn about Susarro and the world, but he dies. George comments on it afterwards.
  • Mad Scientist: Harry even mentions it.


Voiced by: Alison Pettit

Vernon's goth girlfriend.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Vernon calls her "Mouse" in his last message through DVD. Later in the game, she is called "My little chick pea" by Andrè.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: She gets carried away when she mentions that Vernon is always asking when her birthday is, which turns out to be a number combination for Vernon's safe.
  • Cry Cute: Though she stops crying when she and Andrè start to dating.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Her hair and dress color are mixed black and purple.
  • Leave Me Alone!: She gets withdrawn and blames Nico for killing Vernon. She gets better after Nico calms her down.
  • Will They or Won't They?: It's implied that she and Andrè are getting together in the end, but it's never outright stated.

A middle-aged woman who witnessed Vernon's death. She accuses Nico of killing the hacker.


Voiced by: Laurence Bouvard

A traffic warden who is located near the gardens. She's the one who puts a ticket on the female killer's car.

     Inspector Seurat 

Voiced by: Seamus O' Neill

A French detective major in homicide. He arrests Nico immediately without reviewing the evidence. He doesn't trust journalists.
  • Inspector Lestrade: He arrests Nico immediately and never realizes until he finds out that the evidence involving Vernon's murder became "classified".
  • The Stoic: He's never seen being cheerful in the whole game.


Voiced by: Alison Pettit

The secretary and receptionist at "La Liberte". Before she worked at the newspaper, she used to be a theater actress. She provides some information regarding the old theater in Paris via telephone calls.


Voiced by: Andrew Secombe

Flobbage's lazy workman who is seen sleeping at the truck's driver seat in Montfaucon Square. Alphonse is afraid of earthquakes but he uses it as an excuse for not going to work.

     Colonel Butley 

Voiced by: John Bull

A tall, muscular man with sharp mustache. He's a former British colonel who is looking for his daughter Melissa.
  • Papa Wolf: The colonel goes to Tristram's shop with his shotgun.

     Melissa Butley 

Voiced by: Alison Pettit

The daughter of Colonel Butley who went to stay with Tristram. She is the niece of Lady Piermont from the first game.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: Melissa develops a crush on Tristram, the owner of Cosmic Faerie, and Colonel Butley is less than thrilled. She dumps Tristram after she learned from George that her father is worried.
  • Genius Ditz: Unlike Tristram, Melissa knows poetry better and has a degree major in Irish literature in Cambridge.

     Eamon O' Mara 

Voiced by: Bob Golding

A hot-blooded Irish TV personality and poet. He apparently got his job when he was reading at a bookstore. He has a show called "Up Your Alley With Eamon". He visits Glastonbury to research for his TV show. He is mentioned again in the fourth game, but doesn't appear in person.
  • The Alcoholic: He works best with a couple of stiff drinks.
  • Agent Scully: He doesn't believe in legends.
  • Berserk Button: Never try to insult Irish poets or plagiarize their poems like Tristram did.
  • Catchphrase: "Highly irrational and cognitive process".
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: He claims he trained as a professional boxer.
  • Precision F-Strike: Often uses the word "bloody" after he finds out that Tristram plagiarized many poems.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: His vocabulary is complex due to his interest in reading.
  • The Unseen: In the fourth game, Eamon is mentioned by a hotel receptionist. George never sees Eamon in Istanbul but he can take his ID.

     Tristram Hillage 
A hippie poet and the owner of Cosmic Faerie in Glastonbury. He's written a book of his poems but he's struggling in finding a publisher. It turns out that he plagiarized many Irish poems to impress Melissa.
  • Implausible Deniability: When George shows the postcard, Tristram claims that he doesn't know about Bruno.
  • Jerkass: He stole poems from books and claimed that they were his own work.
  • New-Age Retro Hippie: His dress style is based on attires during Glastonbury Festival.
  • Meaningful Name: The name Tristram comes from a Welsh origin meaning "sorrowful". His name also happens to be based on one of King Arthur's knights.
  • Shopkeeper: He's the owner of the Cosmic Faerie and sells souvenirs.

     Madame Zazie 

Voiced by: Rachel Preece

A fortune teller in Glastonbury. She's the one who tells George about Bruno's whereabouts.

One of the henchmen of the Cult of the Dragon. He's guarding the castle's main gate in Prague.

The leader of St. Stefan Chapter of the Knights Templar. He's the one who knights George and gives him the Psi stone.
  • Ancient Keeper: He continues to guard the Templar's traditions under a different name.

An old and pale man who seeks the Dragon Energy to become powerful. He was a former member of Neo-Templars and now a leader of newly formed organization called the Cult of the Dragon. He employs his private army in Congo and his castle in Prague.
  • Agent Scully: He doesn't believe in ancient superstitions. After his two Congolonose soldiers became terrified and hide behind the bush, he investigates the situation and catching George who was responsible for the burning.
  • A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: He is lampshaded by the Grand Master, who has hatred for him for a very long time.
  • Benevolent Boss: He is quite tolerant towards his henchmen and is never seen yelling at or punishing them for their failures, compared to the Grand Master and Karzac. He's the first person to investigate the burning dragon head after two of his Congolonese soldiers hide behind the bush.
  • Big Bad: Of The Sleeping Dragon.
  • Cane Fu: His walking cane is used as a shield to block George's punch.
  • Cult: He's the leader of the Cult of the Dragon.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": He wants his henchmen to call him as Señor Susarro.
  • Evil vs. Evil: To the Grand Master.
  • Handicapped Badass: Even though he looked sick and crippled, that doesn't stop him from controlling the Neo-Templars from chaos and finding the main source of Dragon Energy.
  • Immortality Seeker: One of his purposes to get the Dragon Energy.
  • Killed Off for Real:He is killed by Grand Master because of stealing the Order.
  • Morality Pet: Petra is this to him.
  • Nice Hat: His hat has a feather on the side.
  • Power Incontinence: According to Bruno, Susarro's ill appearance is the result of his extreme exposure to Dragon Energy.
  • Psychotic Smirk: When he's about to get the Dragon Energy.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: Wears a yellow scarf.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: He has influence in the French police department.
  • Sinister Shades: He has one in beta screenshots during the game's initial development. He doesn't wear one in the actual gameplay.
  • The Starscream: Susarro took advantage of Grand Master's death as an opportunity to take over the Neo-Templars. This explains why he was hated by the Grand Master for a long time.
  • Villainous Cheekbones: Susarro's cheekbones are noticeable due to his old age and ill health.
  • Wicked Cultured: He reads many books about ancient Egypt in his office.

A sadistic and loyal assassin for Susarro who kills Vernon and attempts to frame Nico. She's an Eastern European with blonde hair and carries a magnum. Towards the end of the game, it is revealed that she's a spy for the Grand Master whom she saved in St. Ninians after the first game.
  • Determinator: Her face is slammed on the fridge door and yet she manages to stand up.
  • The Dragon: To Susarro and later to the Grand Master.
  • The Dreaded: Susarro's soldiers are afraid of her and fears that she might torture one of them.
  • Evil Counterpart: Petra is the evil counterpart to Nico and both of them have similar characteristics. However, Petra uses her revolver to accomplish her missions.
  • I Kiss Your Hand: In the castle, she kisses Susarro's hand as a greeting after her arrival.
  • Leitmotif: Her theme appears during escape sequences.
  • The Medic: She is the one who rescued and nursed the Grand Master at the edge of his death.
  • Noodle Incident: During the standout in Vernon's kitchen, Petra says to Nico that they have met before. That incident is referred in Director's Cut.
  • Recurring Boss: Some challenges in the game involve her presence. She chases George and Nico throughout the game.
  • Slasher Smile: When she corners George, Nico, Bruno, and Susarro under the Grand Master's orders.
  • Slouch of Villainy: In the castle, she puts her feet on Susarro's table and looks at her gun.
  • Softspoken Sadist: Petra's voice sounds sweet and she rarely shouts, but's its still threatening.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: Towards Nico. George lampshades it in Congo.
  • The Stoic: She doesn't show other expressions besides enjoyment whenever she tortures someone.
  • Tattoo as Character Type: She has a tattoo image of the Cult of the Dragon symbol on her belly.
  • Torture Technician: Petra is praised by Susarro for having ideas in torturing. If the prisoner resists, Susarro entrusts Petra to punish that person.
  • Trigger Happy:
    • Her preferred weapon is a Magnum and she strokes it sometimes.
    • George lampshades it when he mentions the insane guard hiding in the theater's office.
  • The Unseen: Although Petra is mentioned in Director's Cut, she is responsible for putting a Tracking Device in Nico's apartment. That's the reason why she knows Nico so well in the third game
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Nico tells George that Petra just disappeared after the Grand Master's downfall. Word of God hinted that Petra is alive and will return.
  • Weapon of Choice: Her New Magnum.


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