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A subpage of the Criminal Case game, focusing on characters from the second season.

Major spoilers abound.

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    The Pacific Bay PD 

Andrea Marquez
The Chief of the Pacific Bay Police Department, Andrea is seen as a mother figure to the younger members of the PBPD . Andrea hails from the desert town of Rhine Canyon, a fact that she's not pleased to admit.
  • Da Chief: She will not hesitate to put Frank in his place, and also has a tendency to yell at the player character, though not for any transgressions (since the PC hardly ever commits any).
  • Hated Hometown: She dislikes admitting that she came from Rhine Canyon, though the reasons for this is not explained until later in the arc. When Andrea was six years old, she had an extraterrestrial encounter with an alien and told everyone about it. The government sent Colonel Spangler to deny her story, making her seem like a liar and isolating her from everyone she knew. Even after thirty-six years, she still can't forget it and it works against her when she's accused of Colonel Spangler's murder.
  • Iron Lady: She's a tough woman who does not tolerate nonsense (especially when it comes to Frank's drunken tendencies), and is not afraid to use her power to intimidate an army general to protect her subordinates.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She can be very harsh on her team members if they are being insubordinate or are fooling around (Frank is especially prone to receive her wrath), and will note hesitate to reprimand or even suspend them if they cause trouble for others, but takes a very good care of the team.
  • Team Mom: While not the oldest on the team (Frank and Yann are both older than she is), she definitely plays this role.

Amy Young
A Junior in the Pacific Bay Police Department, and is one of the two partners assigned to the player character for the second season. She comes from the mountainous district of White Peaks, where she lived with her mother and older brother. In the sixth season, Amy has become the team coordinator for the Temporal Crimes Division.
  • Abusive Parents: Miriam Young is an extremely cold-hearted woman who constantly belittles her daughter, saying that Amy is too immature to become a police officer, and that she could never compare to her brother Duncan. Even Frank says she's being too harsh on Amy.
  • Berserk Button: Mistreatment of cute animals.
    • Better not insult the player character when she's around.
  • Big Brother Worship: Amy has an older brother whom she clearly admires very much. In fact, his incredible works as a police officer is what inspires her to become one herself.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The blonde to Hannah's brunette and Roxie's redhead.
  • Break the Cutie: Amy starts out as the most cheerful, idealistic and optimistic team member of the Pacific Bay PD. In the last three cases of her home district, however, she goes through so much tragedy that it's almost overboard. Her high school sweetheart, who she still had feelings for, is convicted of murder and cannibalism. Immediately following that, her childhood friend is murdered and her mother is a suspect. And if that weren't traumatizing enough, the final case of White Peaks has her mother, brother, and Russel as suspects with Duncan being the district killer as well as the Night Walker. This is enough to almost drive her to leaving the force.
  • The Bus Came Back: Returns in Season 6 as the team co-ordinator.
  • Character Development: She grows from being a rather bumbling junior officer who's prone to hero worship the PC and her older brother, to a more capable and determined character who will not take nonsense from impertinent suspects and teammates (including her own mother).
  • Character Tics: She fiddles with her pendant whenever she's feeling troubled.
  • Crush Blush:
    • Amy is often seen blushing whenever she's talking to or about Russell, hinting that she might have a liking for him.
    • She also blushes whenever her ex-boyfriend/high school sweetheart, Bobby, whom she clearly still has strong feelings for is involved in the conversations. At least until he's convicted for cannibalism and murder.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Russian nesting dolls. After confiscating a bunch of them from a Russian bar in Case 11, she begs the Player Character to be allowed to keep them.
    "Oh please [Player Character]! Those dolls are too cute! Can I keep them?"
  • The Cutie: Amy is the youngest team member of the Pacific Bay PD, and she's still very naive and idealistic, and is prone to acting silly when she meets handsome guys.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: When she discovered that her ex-boyfriend, Bobby Prince, was a murderer, she started to become disillusioned with her own niceness. Having her beloved older brother turn out to be the district killer did not help.
  • Da Chief: While she's actually the team co-ordinator, in Season 6 she is essentially the team leader. More so when the actual chief ends up being killed.
  • Dude Magnet: During her investigations, Amy has had more than her share of men take an interest in her
    • When investigating the Inner City, Sergei Yablokov ended up taking a liking to her which made her very uncomfortable.
    • When she's back in her hometown of White Peaks, Roberto Vasquez tries to kiss her, saying he can freely do so with any girl he pleases, much to her disdain.
    • Most notably being Bobby Prince at the end of Pacific Bay where he says he needs to have her, resulting in her shooting him in the head.
    • Also Russel Crane confessing how he truly feels a bout her. Since she felt the same way, they ended up dating at the end.
  • Dumb Blonde: Subverted. She may be naive and inexperienced, but she is picking up the player character's detective skills quite quickly.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Amy is the only blonde among the female members of the team, and she's the nicest among them all. Compare her cheerful friendliness to the Deadpan Snarker Brainy Brunette Hannah, the Nightmare Fetishist Fiery Redhead Roxie, and the stern Chief Marquez.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: In later cases, she's had many outbursts of anger for various reasons.
  • Heroic BSoD: After having to arrest her brother for being a horrific murderer called the Night Walker, she suffered a mental break down that she was put on leave for almost 4 Cases to collect herself.
  • Identical Stranger: Apparently, she looks identical to Felicia Steppingstone — the celebrity victim of Case 31 — and gossip columnist Holly Hopper tried to make a news out of it.
    Holly Hopper: Officer Young here looks exactly like Felicia. Murder victim and cop'll make headlines. You'll make headlines, Amy.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: A non-romantic variation occurs at the end of the second season. The player character is about to leave Pacific Bay for the Bureau, and Amy breaks down in tears over her close friend and mentor leaving. The player character is implied to have second thoughts about joining the Bureau, but Amy encourages them to accept the position, regardless of her grief.
  • My Greatest Failure: In the Altered Present, she blames herself for allowing history to be altered in Egypt's favour by allowing Nebet, actually Princess Nefertiti, onto the time machine.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Her assignment with the Player Character was her first on-field work.
  • The Pollyanna: As a contrast to Frank's Knight In Sour Armor, Amy is friendly right away and is always eager to help.
  • Properly Paranoid: Downplayed. Amy is initially suspicious about taking Nebet on board the time machine in the fear that it would create further time anomalies. Her fears are quite justified when it's discovered Nebet turns out to be a mole working for the Ptolemy Dynasty.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Nefertiti after the latter demands that she and the player pin her killing of her father on Ravi Jabari, the Resistance spy working inside the Ptolemy palace.
    Amy: As if we could ever trust your word! Or send an innocent man to certain death! Have you really learned NOTHING from us?!
  • Took a Level in Badass: Amy starts out as a naive junior cop being mentored by the player character. While she wasn't too skilled in the first few cases, she grows better at what she does over the course of the series, as well as growing out of her timid personality and standing up to her abusive mother when the latter won't change her behavior. In Case 56, she stands up for Chief Marquez as she's being held hostage by Karen Knight with a gun. And in the very last case of Pacific Bay, she's fully capable of defending herself against a deranged Bobby Prince and Albert Tesla. In Season 6, Amy is now the team coordinator for an organization that deals with time travel.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: When she makes her official return to the force after a much needed break from work, Amy has become noticeably more demanding, impatient and rude. She's also becoming more prone to giving not so veiled threats and even fines for anyone who dares to say anything unfriendly about either the player or herself. Although her new attitude is justified since she's still emotionally fragile after having to arrest her own brother for a series of gruesome murders, Hannah complains that she's starting to behave like Frank.
  • The Unfavorite: Amy's mother, Miriam, favors her older brother Duncan, and is quite blunt about it.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: She tries to see the best in everything, and reacts with horrified shock and how terrible some people can be.
  • Younger Than They Look: Despite being 38 years old in Season 6, her appearance is still fairly similar to that of her 23 year old self in Season 2.

Francis "Frank" Knight
A detective in the Pacific Bay Police Department, and is one of the two partners assigned to the player character for the second season. A celebrated officer in the past, Frank had once served his duties in Ivywood Hills, which he loathes because he considers the people there fake and obnoxious.
  • The Alcoholic: Frank is constantly talking about getting himself drunk, and will never pass up a chance to consume alcohol. During his early introduction, he was supposed to attend some anger management course, but went to Beerfest instead, and tries to get the player drink as well. Later in Bayou Bleu, his desire to taste some quality moonshine leads him to be bitten by a snake.
  • Amicable Exes: When we finally meet his ex-wife, Karen, she's quick to cut Frank down but he still remains civil to her. She finally reciprocates his friendship at the end of the final case in Innovation Valley. They get back together at the end of Paradise City.
  • Anti-Hero: Frank is not the nicest guy around, and his killing of Alden Greene after the latter murdered his wife deeply shocked Amy. In spite of his extreme actions, he's still mostly a good guy who tries to do what he believes is right, and he died trying to stop Tesla from trying to blow up Pacific Bay.
  • Anti-Villain: His murder of Danny Moto and betrayal to the PBPD is not seen as a positive light, and he himself admits that what he did was truly wrong...but given his past, it's hard not to understand why he'd willingly work for an evil supercomputer to bring his comatose daughter back to life.
  • Big Damn Heroes: A minor one in the first case of Innovation Valley. He comes seemingly out of nowhere to shoot down the drone attacking Amy Young and the player.
  • Big Eater: Next to getting drunk, Frank really likes to eat. In case 13, he becomes excited to accompany the player character to attend a wedding ceremony because of the free buffet, while in case 27, he mentioned that he ordered 7 pies for breakfast because he can't find a bar.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Chief Marquez said that he is a brilliant detective (or used to be, according to Yann) but he prefers to slack off and tell the player to do everything while he fools around in the crime scene. Although it's probably justified, since the player is supposed to handle the tasks.
  • Butt-Monkey: To a certain extent. He frequently gets into trouble with Andrea for drinking on the job, and once got bitten by a snake when trying to drink a bottle of snake moonshine he found in the middle of the forest. His team mates, particularly Russell, enjoys making fun of him.
  • Catchphrase: Frank often says, "Let's go bust their chops," when he's about to talk to a suspect or make an arrest. Even Amy is known to quote him when she's being particularly enthusiastic, making it a Borrowed Catchphrase.
  • Character Development: It's not as obvious as Amy's but Frank has changed drastically compared to how he was in the first few cases with him. He's letting the player more into his life and showing his softer side as well as not being afraid to get down to business when he has to. His anger problems and his drinking have also eased up significantly. In the end, after betraying his team and becoming a fugitive, he still ends up dying as a hero after losing his family.
  • The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Frequently chides the player character for taking interest in (seemingly) random objects - which, of course, is later revealed to contain vital clues for the case. He does it less and less later on, even warning the player to be careful at points if there are dangerous items in the containers.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Frank betrays the team and becomes a fugitive.
  • Freudian Excuse: When the team confronts Frank about his betrayal and his escape from justice, they learn the painful reasoning behind his actions all Frank and his wife wanted was to see their living daughter alive again in some way and they were willing to cooperate with an evil supercomputer to see that happen.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Described as "hot-tempered" in his character profile, and apparently did not show up in your first case because he's on an anger management course. However, he's calmed down by a fair bit in later cases with his outbursts becoming more infrequent over time.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He eventually betrays the evil computer he was working for when he realizes that the latter is trying to destroy Pacific Bay. He then helped the player stop the Evil Plan.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although Frank is a hotheaded drunkard who often behaves rudely towards his co-workers and suspects, he can be a decent guy when it really matters: in case 27 he managed to stop Judd Tucker from committing suicide, comforted Amy when she had a mild breakdown after having to arrest her ex-boyfriend in case 28, and is trying his best to be a better father to his estranged children.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: He's snarky and given to pessimism but he becomes friendlier with each case once he shares more about his past.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Like his predecessor Jones, Frank could hardly resist the charms of beautiful women, bringing both amusement and annoyance to his coworkers. He once even tried to leave the police force to pursue romance with Velma Bannister.
  • The Mole: During the heroes' tenure at Paradise City, Louis de Rico approached Frank and bribed him into giving information regarding the player's investigations.
  • Redemption Equals Death: When the team finally comes to understand the reason behind Frank's betrayal, he was killed by Bobby Prince, under Tesla's orders.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: He receives compliments from Chief Marquez and Veronica Blade when he was dressed as a Union soldier for a Civil War reenactment.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: He and Russell would almost always insult each other whenever they interact.
  • Start of Darkness: The death of one of his daughters, Laura caused him to take up drinking and develop anger problems, leading to his divorce and his wife gaining full custody of his other daughter, Daisy. He considers this his biggest regret, and would do anything to get his family back.
  • Technologically Blind Elders: He's the oldest member of the Pacific Bay PD, and frequently gets confused with how modern electronics (such as smart phones and portable satellites) work, to Hannah's amusement. He seem to be getting better at using such gadgets though, as he managed to successfully operate on a PearPad in Case 27's Additional Investigation, and managed to send an SMS to Hannah using the smartphone in Case 32.
  • Tragic Hero: His life is a Tear Jerker.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In later cases, Frank is much nicer compared to how he was in the beginning, treating the player with more respect and not drinking on the job as much. He's also becoming nicer to his co-workers and even threatened to quit the force if Chief Marquez was guilty of Colonel Spangler's murder despite her always being so tough on him. Even after he was revealed to have killed Danny Moto and had a hand with the heist (his wife was the ringleader), he still never lost the respect he had for the player.

Roxie Sparks
The medical examiner for the Pacific Bay PD, who performs autopsies on the murder victims. An avid drinker and a pun master, Roxie would rarely miss the chance to make wisecracks about the causes of death of the murder victims she must examine.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: Considered such by Louis de Rico.
  • Birds of a Feather: Her relationship with Louis de Rico began with their shared love for making puns.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Redhead to Hannah's brunette and Amy's blonde.
  • Dating Catwoman: Was revealed to be having an affair with the heist team leader, Louis de Rico. Probably the reason why she wasn't making puns when autopsying his body.
  • Fiery Redhead: She's the liveliest of the girls by far.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She introduced herself as "A coroner by day, and a party girl by night" and apparently drinks herself to a stupor almost every night.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: She is disturbingly excited with the prospect of examining corpses, and finds Voodoo to be interesting.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: She didn't make any puns when autopsyinLouis de Rico. The next case revealed that they dated after bonding over their love of making puns.
  • Pungeon Master: Never misses the chance to make puns regarding the deaths of the victims she autopsied, much to Amy's distaste. And when Louis de Rico enjoys making puns, they went straight to bed.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Frequently makes jokes about the murder victim's deaths, and is called out by Amy for it.

Yann Toussaint
The forensics expert for the Pacific Bay PD. He comes from the district of Jazz Town, but had taken up travelling in his youth to "seek closure" after his parents' deaths.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His parents were murdered by a serial killer called the Puppeteer when he was 14, and he never quite got over their deaths. When he heard of the Puppeteer's return, he became obsessed in hunting them down, despite Andrea's orders to leave them be.
  • False Friend: Has one in the form of Freddie Alonzo, who turned out to be the Puppeteer.
  • Good Parents: Yann is shown to be quite close to his children, James and Lily. The "Best Dad Ever" mug he drinks from is a further proof of this.
  • Happily Married: He is very affectionate to his wife, Jessica, as shown in the Additional Investigation of Chapter 6, where he is planning to surprise her with her favorite dish for their wedding anniversary. Their stable relationship is a stark contrast to Jones and Frank — both of whom are divorced — and many of the murder suspects we meet throughout the cases, whose relationship with their partners/spouses is usually strained at best.
  • Retcon: His character bio states that his age is 41, but it was retconned into 45 in his suspect profile in Case 24 of Pacific Bay.
  • Walking the Earth: He traveled a lot in the past, and frequently alludes to his experience in foreign countries (such as Tibet, Thailand, Aztec, etc.).

Hannah Choi
The tech expert for the Pacific Bay PD. Her family were immigrants from North Korea, and she resided in Inner City after settling down in Pacific Bay, where she briefly joined an anarchist group called Inner Chaos.
  • Asian and Nerdy: Hannah is a North Korean who is extremely skilled with computers and gadgets. Peggy Pascal, a former classmate of hers, said that Hannah has been tinkering with computers since her high school years.
  • Berserk Button: Being forced to struggle hard for her U.S. Citizenship in the past makes her extremely irritable when dealing with difficult Immigration Officers like Aicha Ben Malek.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Just as Fredo Mancini is about to blow the courtroom sky-high, killing Amy, Chief Marquez, Judge Dante, and hundreds of others, Hannah shoots him dead.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The Brunette to Amy's blonde and Roxie's redhead.
  • Brainy Brunette: She is the tech expert after all.
  • Butch Lesbian: Hannah is a tough-talking chain-smoker who sports a Boyish Short Hair style and is noticeably less feminine than her girlfriend, Heather. During Frank's funeral, she was dressed in a suit and a tie, as opposed to the dresses that the other girls were wearing.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Much more cynical than Amy, and has, on occasion, snarked on her idealism. Her official bio actually describes her personality as "snarky".
  • Fangirl: She's a big fan of the vigilante motorcyclist "Justice Rider", and loves watching the women's Roller Derby. Apparently, she enjoys witnessing girl power being in play.
  • Insufferable Genius: While not as bad as Russell, Hannah's acerbic wit and the slight chip on her shoulder can make her seem like a show-off.
  • Red Herring: For the sixth member of the Mennagio Heist gang. She's noteworthy among the other suspects (all but one of which are members of Pacific Bay PD) because even she herself thinks she was the sixth member.
  • Retired Outlaw: Hannah used to be a member of the Anarchist group called the Inner Chaos. After getting arrested for her hacking crimes, she was given the choice to put her skills into good use by Chief Marquez, and she became the PBPD's tech expert ever since.
  • Twofer Token Minority: She's Korean-American and a lesbian.

Russell Crane
The profiler for the Pacific Bay PD. He apparently grew up in Ivywood Hills and was raised by a cultist group called the Utopians, which his father is a devout member of.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: He resents his father, Jupiter Crane, for letting the Utopians raise him. Jupiter does not seem to share this sentiment and merely sees Russell as a misguided child.
  • Berserk Button: He's usually quite calm and collected, but becomes moody and irrational when he gets too closely involved with the Utopians.
  • Character Development: Russell was shown to be overconfident and a bit cynical for the first half of the series, and thought criminal psychology and science were more important than anything else. Over time, he becomes much more considerate towards others' feelings and safety, to the point where he forms a stable relationship with Amy by the end of the series. In the series finale, he mentions that he learned that brains isn't everything, and that sometimes a joke is needed to help solve a mystery.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Despite hooking up with Amy at the end of Pacific Bay, Russel is completely absent in Travel In Time.
  • The Charmer: Is described to have a charming personality, and had occasionally flirted with Amy.
  • Distressed Dude: Played briefly in Ivywood Confidential 6, where he was kidnapped and held hostage by a brainwashed Brad Belinsky, tasking Amy and the player to come to his rescue.
  • Hated Hometown: After getting reprimanded by Chief Marquez after making a false arrest, Russell bemoans that "returning to Ivywood would only bring him trouble". Possibly subverted in that, while he detest the Utopian cult that operates in the district, he otherwise seems fine with Ivywood (even offering to take Amy around when she makes a return from her leave).
  • Insufferable Genius: Russell is a doctor in criminal psychology, and is not shy to brag about his deductive skills. Frank calls him a peacock because of this. This comes to bite him in Chapter 31's Additional Investigation, where his overconfidence in his knowledge of the Ivywood residents' psychology lead him to arrest the wrong suspect, causing Andrea to threaten him with suspension.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In spite of repeatedly putting on airs, Russell's heart is ultimately in the right place. When he makes a mistake that endangers an investigation, he immediately tries to make amends.
  • Oblivious to Love: For all his expertise in psychology, Russell seems completely unaware of Amy's crush towards him. She pretty much confesses to him while confronting him for being a murder suspect and he's still clueless. Subverted in Chapter 56 though, where he's the one who initiated their Relationship Upgrade.
    Amy: (about Russell's disturbingly carefree attitude regarding the victim's death) Don't you care how suspicious this makes you?! Don't you see what that does to me?!
    Russell: I don't understand. What have YOU got to do with this?
    Amy: You know, for a genius, you're the stupidest man I've ever met. Let's go [player character]...
  • The Profiler: His job description is to analyze psychological clues found by the player.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: Russell frequently snarks about Frank's intelligence, while Frank, on his part, would insult Russell's job.
  • Smug Smiler: Related to his Insufferable Genius persona, his default expression is a very confident smirk and he can be haughty even towards people he likes.
  • The Spock: Relies on being coldly logical to get the job done, though that doesn't always work out well for him.

    Recurring Characters in Pacific Bay 

Honorable Edward Dante
The Judge of the Pacific Bay courthouse, who appears at the end of each case to sentence the killers.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's much more informal than Judge Hall, to say the least. He frequently makes jokes during the court proceedings, or rambles about puddings and magic mushrooms.
  • Cuteness Proximity: He's apparently fond of cute, small dogs. While canines aren't usually allowed in the court room, he's willing to make an exception in Case 31 because the Chihuahua the killer brought was very adorable.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Joins up with the player to investigate potential abuse in Paradise City's circus.
  • Felony Misdemeanor: In Case 3, he sentenced a killer with 15 years of imprisonment for "speaking in third person", in addition to the 30 years he's given for the murder itself.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: In a case where the killer is the victim's mother, he claimed that he thought when he was a child, his mother was bad enough...for forcing him to eat broccoli.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: During the trial for Case 29, he completely averts any of his usual Cloud Cuckoo Lander remarks or behavior, and expresses nothing but utmost sympathy for the victim, and utter contempt for the killer.
  • Skewed Priorities: When convicting a killer for murdering someone with rats in Case 22, Dante was more concerned about feeding rats with human flesh, which he says is bad for digestion, rather than the gruesome nature of the murder.
    "Who knows how many rats are scurrying around Jazz Town tonight with upset stomachs! You ought to be ashamed!"
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Pudding, which he frequently mentions in the midst of convicting criminals, although it is downplayed in the later cases.

Erikah Mabayo
A voodoo priestess the Pacific Bay PD often encounters at Bayou Bleu.
  • Becoming the Mask: Upon her return in the last case of Pacific Bay, she acts like a real voodoo priestess after her encounter with Albert Tesla. It didn't help her attempt to exorcise Tesla, however.
  • The Bus Came Back: Reappears in the last case of Pacific Bay.
  • Enemy Mine: She helps Amy and the Player Character escape from Albert Tesla's virtual reality after his defeat.
  • Freudian Excuse: She claimed to have been abused by men when she was a prostitute.
  • A God Am I: She claimed that people in Bayou Bleu worship her as the voodoo queen by hanging portraits of her. Amy countered that there was only one of that.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Works alongside Amy and the player to defeat Testla. She brings them back once he's defeated and congratulates them for saving Pacific Bay.
  • Manipulative Bastard: She exploited desperate young women trying to make money by having them work as prostitutes. When Alec Howard caught her killing them, she started a fake voodoo craze to deflect Bayou Bleu's attention from the murders.
  • Paper Tiger: She was feared and respected in Bayou Bleu because of her job as a voodoo priestess, but when the voodoo was revealed to be fake, she turned out to be powerless during her arrest.
  • Punny Name: Her last name sounds like "my bayou", befitting her status as Bayou Bleu's Arc Villain.

Colonel Nelson Spangler
A Colonel of the U.S. Army whose frequent involvement in questionable "secret projects" often lands him in trouble with the Pacific Bay Police Department.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Spangler is a jerk who tends to get overprotective of his projects — most of which tends to be sinister in nature — and is willing to use his military to intimidate others from interfering with them. But despite being a prime suspects of 4 murder cases so far, he's always cleared of all charges, and he could be helpful when necessary (such as using his weather machine to ensure a good weather for the Jazz Town Carnival).
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Due to his tendency to get involved with murder victims, the police department sees him in a very unfavorable light. Not surprisingly, he does not take their casual disrespect very well; since, in his own words, he outranks them in terms of authority.
  • Redemption Equals Death: After a long period of constant clashing with the main characters, Spangler starts to become more cooperative halfway through Rhine Canyon. But just as he was about to reveal classified information to the PBPD, he was murdered by Pearl Montana, a woman he once mentored.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Becomes much nicer during the Rhine Canyon arc, thanking the player character and the PBPD for all their help, sincerely apologizing for his earlier gruffness and uncooperative attitude. Sadly, that's just before his death.

Veronica Blade
The descendant of Colonel Dexter Blade, who fought in the Battle of Pacific Bay and founded Jazz Town.
  • Beauty Mark: She has one above her left lip and another one on her right shoulder.
  • Big "NO!": She lets out one when Amy turned off Colonel Spangler's weather machine, which she used to create Hurricanes Yves and Zelda.
  • The Bus Came Back: Reappears in the last case of Pacific Bay.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Her estate is a designated historical site, but it has fallen to disrepair from neglect, and she resents Jazz Town's people for dishonoring her ancestor's legacy, hence her attempt to destroy the district.
  • Faux Affably Evil: She acts courteous towards Frank and the player character, but her behavior is a façade to cover her intention to destroy Jazz Town.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: She created Hurricanes Yves and Zelda by using Colonel Spangler's weather machine through a remote. When confronted for causing the hurricanes, Hurricane Zelda's winds blew the remote from her, and it ended up in Amy's hands.
  • Impoverished Patrician: Her family lives in an estate granted to them after the Civil War ended, but she's currently penniless because Scott Lee Allan swindled her father from the family money.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She acts like a proper lady for most of the time, but she is also shown to be proficient in firearms, which stems from her father teaching her self-defense skills he picked up from the army.
  • Southern Belle: Of the Mauvaise Belle type, befitting her resemblance to Scarlett O'Hara.

Duncan Young
Amy's older brother. He's a former police officer who was forced to leave his duties after an incident caused him to become wheelchair bound.
  • Aloof Older Brother: Averted. Although Duncan is a much more competent officer than Amy, even receiving a medal for heroism, the two get along quite well (even if Amy did mentioned that they somewhat drifted apart ever since he left the force).
  • Big Brother Instinct: Invoked during his arrest.
    Duncan: Amy, I've protected you all my life - now it's your turn! Help me escape, and I'll make everything alright, I promise!
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He's the Night Walker.
  • Broken Pedestal: Once known as the Pacific Bay PD's best assets, he will now be remembered more as a cowardly killer who hides behind the legend of Night Walker to carry out his deeds.
  • Foil: To his sister Amy. Both siblings are cops who suffered from events that damaged their psyche during their respective careers. Amy was The Unfavorite compared to Duncan in their relationships with their mother, but she listened to the advice of her teammates and received some therapy, allowing her to recover and return to the police force. Duncan, on the other hand, let his perception as a hero get into his head and accepted no alternatives. After he was left paralyzed, he couldn't handle people ignoring him and wanted to regain relevance by committing murders behind the Night Walker legend.
  • The Ghost: He was mentioned several times during the earlier cases, but doesn't physically appear. Finally averted when the player reaches White Peaks, where he and Amy comes from.
  • My Beloved Smother: Although Miriam Young quite blatantly favors Duncan over Amy, her overemphasis on his past achievements made him believe that he had somehow failed her after his career as a police officer was destroyed following his accident. Amy believes this to be a major contributing factor that made him eventually become the Night Walker.
  • Obfuscating Disability: Although he was really crippled after getting injured, he had taught himself to walk ever since, but pretends to still be wheelchair-bound.
  • Taking the Bullet: He became a cripple after using himself as a shield to protect a female camper from a murderous psychopath.

Bobby Prince
Amy's high school sweetheart who first appeared in White Peaks.
  • The Bus Came Back: He reappeared in the last case of Pacific Pay, where he killed Frank and was killed by Amy afterwards.
  • Goshdang It To Heck: He called Harry Hugo a "gosh darn motherfudger" after stating his dislike of using strong language.
  • Hero Killer: He killed Frank Knight.
  • High-School Sweethearts: With Amy, who still had feelings for him until he was revealed to be a killer and cannibal.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: He ate Harry Hugo after roasting him over lava.
  • Time-Passage Beard: He didn't have a beard when he was in high school.
  • Yandere: By Case 59, he became so obsessed with winning Amy's affection again, allowing Albert Tesla to manipulate him to kill Frank and promise him Amy in return. When she told him she already has a boyfriend, he threatened to shoot her.
    Bobby: I'm not crazy! I'm the man you should be with! I've got every right to have you!

Karen Knight
Frank's ex-wife and the mother of his children. Karen is a high ranking executive in Meteor Systems, and shows up in Innovation Valley and Paradise City.
  • Anti-Hero: She did everything to try and save her daughter. When she learned Tesla was going to destroy Pacific Bay, she turned against him, and was killed for it.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She teases, but she's is a good person who doesn't hurt others. But then, you learn she stole plutonium and organized a casino heist. And then when you find out the true meaning behind it, it subverts it all the more.
    • In Innovation Valley, she can be VERY acerbic and won't hesitate to climb the corporate ladder by any means necessary. She's also prone to insulting her ex-husband even when he is nothing but civil to her.
  • Death Equals Redemption: In all her appearances, Karen had been depicted as an immoral businesswoman who is willing to manipulate, intimidate and threaten others to get what she wants. When she was killed in Case 58, we find out that she was being manipulated by Tesla, who promised Karen her daughter's recovery from a comatose state in exchange for her service. When she realized Tesla's true intentions, she betrayed him, understanding that Pacific Bay's safety is more important than her daughter's life.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She alongside Frank and his daughters encourage Amy to defeat Testla and save Pacific Bay
  • Iron Lady: You don't screw with Karen.
  • Modesty Bedsheet: Wears one when the player and Amy walk in on Frank after he's made love to Karen.
  • Never a Self-Made Woman: Averted; Karen gained her success on her own.
  • Power Hair: The current CEO of a powerful electronics company, Karen sports a neat, short hair that suits her position.
  • Unholy Matrimony: When she gets back together with Frank, she leads him down a life of crime.

Louis De Rico

A recently paroled ex-con with a laundry list of crimes involving fraud and jewel theft. Louis is believed to be involved in planning a heist of the Mennagio Casino.
  • Affably Evil: Amy, Frank, and the player can never shake the fact that he's planning to do something wrong. But they do find him charming.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: He's quite fond of larger women. Like Roxie.
  • Birds of a Feather: He loves to party, drink, and make puns. That's how he and Roxie hook up.
  • Cat Stereotype: Wanted to "take care" of a croupier who sent him to prison, but Louis decided against it when he saw a black cat, as he believed it was unlucky.
  • Knife Nut: He's a master with throwing knives.
  • Not Me This Time: Twice he's believed to be a killer, and did not do so.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Looks slick in black, and wears lots of gold and sapphire jewelry.

Albert Tesla
As a human 
The Pioneer of Pacific Bay who uploaded his mind to a computer. He is the main antagonist of Season 2.
  • Abusive Precursors: He made Pacific Bay livable, and now, is perfectly willing to destroy it.
  • The Assimilator: Often invites you to join him.
  • Big Bad Slippage: It is said that "power drove him mad."
  • Body Horror: What's left of his physical body is a sight not for the faint of heart.
  • Evil Genius: He was a scientist once. He's obviously a genius.
  • Evil Laugh: His maniac laugh is terrifying.
  • For the Evulz: Manipulated Karen and Frank to bring him plutonium, only to use it for himself. He is also the reason they died. Oh, and he is willing to bomb Pacific Bay to end.
  • A God Am I: He believes himself to be the god of Pacific Bay for being the one who made the city a habitable place to begin with.
  • Mad Scientist: He is a scientist, whose experiments caused Pacific Bay. Oh, and he is mad.
  • The Man Behind the Man: The real villain behind Karen, Alden, and Bobby.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Manipulated Karen and Frank to steal the plutonium, then manipulated Bobby to kill Frank by promising him Amy in return.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: He thought that showing Amy the Knight family together and happy in virtual reality would hamper the heroes' attempt to kill him. But Frank, Karen and their kids only give Amy and the player the encouragement they needed to stop Tesla once and for all.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: He wanted to create a digital utopia devoid of crime.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: He must be insane to try to destroy Pacific Bay.

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