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     Alyssa Hamilton 

Heroine of the game, she's a Rooder, a member of a mystical clan with the power of fighting evil entities and their incarnations, the "Subordinates". She can use artifacts and summon a magical bow. Not to be confused with Alyssa Hale of the previous game.

  • Action Survivor: Alyssa Hamilton is the least helpless of all the Clock Tower protagonists, as she can confront the entities in proper boss fights.
  • Archer Archetype: Her weapon is a magical bow, which only becomes available during boss battles.
  • Daddy's Girl: A dark example. Ever since her father died, Alyssa's seen Dick as a father figure. His diary entries are full of admiration for Alyssa... As you continue it gets more chilling as he reveals his plans.
  • Dangerous 16th Birthday: Well, fifteenth birthday. Close enough.
  • Girlish Pigtails: When she was young.
  • Glass Cannon: Alyssa can wield a bow well, but when enemies come close, she's in big trouble.
  • Holy Burns Evil: Her trusty holy water.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: Her super move.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Quite a jarring example, In regards to Dick's dark diary entriesnote . Alyssa turns a blind eye on them. That is until she found out he killed her father, and would undoubtedly mutilate her heart. Although she's still in denial until she reaches the top of the clock tower.
  • Extraordinarily Empowered Girl: She's a vulnerable but strong willed little girl with magic powers.
  • Fiery Redhead: Though usually composed (when not frightened), Alyssa has displayed a temper regarding Dennis or her grandfather.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Towards Dennis. Maybe.
  • Ignorant of the Call: Even though Nancy left Alyssa notes explaining to her how to use her items, she forgot to mention why she needs those items and what Rooders are. To much of Alyssa's dismay, she has no idea why a Serial Killer is chasing her. Alyssa only finds out about the latter through her Grandfather's notes.
  • Laser Blade: Sorta; After losing her bow, her clover necklace turns into an energy sword.
  • Light Is Good: Her Rooder powers are light based magic that can damage entities.

     Dennis Owen 

Alyssa's hyperactive friend.

  • Nice Guy: He's helpful and thoughtful towards Alyssa, and even willing to sacrifice himself to let her escape.

     Nancy Hamilton 

Alyssa's mother and a former Rooder. She is heard at the start of the game narrating while Alyssa is reading her letter, warning her to go hide until her fifteenth birthday has passed.

     Dick Hamilton 
Alyssa's beloved grandfather who went missing three years prior to the beginning of the game. While seemingly loving and protective of Alyssa, as well as inadvertently helpful with his various books on the Rooder history guiding her along, there is a dark secret to him that Alyssa is initially unaware of...

For more information, go into Lord Burroughs character folder.



     Sledgehammer/Robert Morris 

The first Subordinate met by Alyssa in a ruined English town, where he murders a little girl's ghost waiting for her father. He's a huge, massive brute wielding a large hammer.

     Corroder/John Haigh 

The second subordinate, who's haunting the ghosts of two blind people, mother and son. Carries around an acid-spewing device mounted on his back.

     Chopper/Harold Powell 

The third subordinate and one of the strongest. Stalks Alyssa through a series of caverns, and later in his personal dimension, before getting finally vanquished for good. True to his name, he carries around a couple of axes.

     Scissortwins/Ralph and Jemima 

Two murderous psycho siblings working for the Dark Gentleman, met in a spectral hospital and later in Burroughs Castle. Both of them wield oversized scissor blades. They kidnap Dennis and try to murder him.


     Lord Burroughs 

Also known as "The Dark Gentleman", he's the main villain behind the game. Actually Alyssa's grandfather, Dick Hamilton. He wants to marry Alyssa for a dark ritual which will grant him enormous powers.

  • BFS: His weapon.
  • Big Bad: He's behind everything that happens to Alyssa in the game. His end goal is to marry Alyssa in a dark ritual to become an Entity, by cutting out her heart and drinking its blood.
  • Damage-Sponge Boss/Marathon Boss: Lord Burroughs has tons of health compared to any other boss in the game; combined with the fact you yourself can't heal in the middle of a boss fight, and fighting him is very much a matter of chipping away at his health while outlasting his attacks and making sure not to take too much damage.
  • Death by Irony: Lord Burroughs met his demise by falling down the clock tower, Dick as Lord Burroughs meets the same fate. Also a Shout-Out to how Bobby died in First Fear.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Thanks to his deep voice.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Lord Burroughs was said to have loved his daughter Annabelle deeply, and her death left him absolutely devastated. Dick also clearly loves Alyssa... perhaps too much. Subverted in that he seems to think nothing of having Nancy, his daughter, killed for "betraying" him.
  • Fat Bastard: Subverted.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: In courtesy of Alyssa's energy sword.
  • Kick the Dog: He had his daughter Nancy killed for interfering with his plan to sacrifice Alyssa, and again a second time in front of Alyssa's eyes.
  • Love Makes You Evil/Murder the Hypotenuse: Made him kill his son-in-law, Phillip for marrying Nancy and convincing her to not raise Alyssa as a Rooder. Which is odd because...
    "Why did Nancy marry a man like you? A man with no spine, no spirit."
  • Long-Range Fighter: Oddly enough.
  • The Man Behind the Monsters: After merging with the evil spirit of Darcy Burroughs and becoming the "Dark Gentleman", Dick is effectively the one commanding the Subordinates.
  • Meaningful Name: It's hard to pick between this, Punny Name and Unfortunate Name, as it's meaningful, and unfortunate at the same time, yet very apt. Whether it's intentional or not, he lives up to his name.
    • It gets better, his former last name is revealed to be Brown. Now sink that in...
  • Mirror Boss: Lord Burroughs has the same fighting style as Alyssa, only throwing energy balls instead of using a bow, and his energy balls have the exact same tethering effect as Alyssa's Rooder arrows. He even has a super move similar to Alyssa's if he manages to hit her with 3 tethers, just like Alyssa can do to Subordinates.
  • Obviously Evil: His Dark Gentleman disguise. All black and deep voice.
  • Offing the Offspring: He had Nancy (his daughter) killed for trying to protect Alyssa (his granddaughter). The latter he plans on marrying in a dark ritual that ends with cutting her heart to drink her blood.
  • Parental Incest: Just like Kay in Clock Tower II, he had repressed feelings for Nancy when she was young, then transferred his feelings to Alyssanote  Which in turn...
  • Pater Familicide: Subverted, but oh boy, explanation above.
  • The Reveal: He's Alyssa's grandfather.
  • Start of Darkness: When he found the 'book of entities'.
  • Unholy Nuke: His super move, in contrast to Alyssa's Holy Hand Grenade.
  • Walking Spoiler: Half of the entries here.
  • Yandere: Dick murdered his son-in-law out of jealousy that Nancy married a man he perceived as a spineless coward. His goal is to kill Alyssa and drink her blood so that they can always be together as an entity.

Spirits and Others

     May Norton 
A pianist whose father is involved in World War II, resulting in her living alone until his return. After failing to win the Piano Concord, which would air her performance on the radio and allow her father to hear her, May is violently killed by Sledgehammer and stuck in an endless loop of failure

     William Norton 
The father of May Norton and owner of Norton's The Tailor. He was drafted into the second World War, where he died without knowing the tragic fate of his beloved daughter.

     Albert Rand 
A Toymaker who takes care of his elderly mother. He is blinded and brutally killed by Corroder, doomed to endlessly search for his mother throughout all eternity.

     Dorothy Rand 
A blind, elderly woman who lives with her son. She is brutally killed by Corroder and doomed to wait for her wandering son for all eternity.

     Philip Hamilton 
Alyssa's father, who passed away just after she was born. When in reality, Dick had murdered him and made it seem like an accident.

  • Dirty Coward: How Dick saw him, though he is an Unrealiable Narrator.
  • Disappeared Dad: Thanks to a jealous father-in-law.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Nothing is known about Alyssa's father, how he met Nancy, how he reacted to her heritage, or what his personality was like. We only get one scene with him, and he immediately dies.

     Linda Owens 
Dennis Owens older sister, who is Promoted to Parent and takes care of her brother while working as a nurse in a refugee camp in Africa. She is introduced in the Scissor Twins level but is revealed to be Jemima in disguise.

  • Uncertain Doom: Is Linda working in a refugee camp, unaware of the events going on, or did the Scissor Twins kill her to take her identity? The game gives no indication.


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