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    The MC 

The protagonist of the series; a young cyber-cop-turned-mercenary from Neo-Detroit who is hired by Jakob Propriev as a “cleanup agent” and is drawn into the machinations of Jim and Cain.


  • Ambiguous Gender: Zig-zagged. The MC is referred to with male pronouns early on, due to Early Installment Weirdness. Later on, they are consistently referred to with gender-neutral pronouns, although Jim continues to call them “man”.
  • The Chosen One: While Belial claims the MC as his own, he states that the God of Order has a purpose for them. Abigail also hints at this, given that she cannot see their future.
  • Claimed by the Supernatural: Belial claims them as his champion and avatar.
  • The Cracker: While they are more of a fighter than a technician, they have the knowledge to hack computer systems, which proves useful after Jim’s betrayal.
  • Cyborg: They have several electronic parts, including targeting modules and modifications to their legs.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Among the few things we know about them are that their parents are both dead and they were apparently poor growing up.
  • Dead Person Conversation: The MC begins hearing the voices of John Tracer and Jim in their head after their deaths. The jury’s still out on whether something supernatural’s going on, or if they’re just going crazy after everything that’s happened.
  • Demonic Possession: Possibly. Belial talks about using them as his “vessel”; whether he actually managed it is up in the air, but whatever happens causes them to fall unconscious.
  • Determinator: Despite everything they go through in the course of the series, they never give up.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: The normally cool and stoic MC is very upset by Jim and Cain’s betrayal, and briefly breaks down in the aftermath.
  • Featureless Protagonist
  • Fingore: They lose one of their little fingers, courtesy of John Tracer.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With John Tracer, oddly enough, given that they were sent to assassinate him and he tortured them in return.
  • Fragile Speedster: Their leg implants give them a top running speed of at least thirty-five miles per hour, and they have the reflexes to match, but they wear little in the way of armour.
  • The Gunslinger: Their primary weapons are guns.
  • Hearing Voices: And how. As well as the one-way Dead Person Conversations going on in their E-brain, they may or may not hear voices in their head while at the Masjid Al-Wahab, and Belial speaks to them while they are unconscious in Los Angeles.
  • Hitman with a Heart: Stoic and cold they may be, but the MC grows attached to Octavia, chooses not to kill John Tracer, and allows Christopher to escape Prospero with them and Omar. John describes them as “a good person with good intentions”, and even the first Graveyard Echo believes them to be merely a victim of circumstance rather than a “foul or wicked person”.
  • Many Spirits Inside of One: Somehow, they end up with the consciousnesses of John, Jim, and two of the Graveyard Echoes in their head.
  • Multiple Identity IDs: They have at least two different ID cards under different names.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After killing Octavia, they apparently have this reaction.
  • Nerves of Steel: The MC is tortured by Propriev’s men for a day and by John Tracer for three days; on neither occasion do they give anything away.
  • Neural Implanting: The MC is implanted with the Belial virus by Jim, which leads to Belial possibly making himself at home in their body.
  • No Name Given: They're simply referred to as the MC, for "Main Character". However, their call sign at the Neo-Detroit Cyber Police Department appears to have been “Sykes”.
  • Not So Stoic: The MC stays cool while being tortured, shot at, and having their apartment blown up, to the point of appearing emotionless — until the confrontation at the Kojima|Acetron skyscraper. In Jim’s words, they don’t take it well, ultimately breaking down in tears in the aftermath.
  • Parental Abandonment: Their mother died giving birth to them, and their father died when they were a teenager. They still carry a picture of their parents in their wallet.
  • Pragmatic Hero: Stoic, cold and willing to kill, the things that stop them sliding into Unscrupulous Hero territory are their strong code of honour and their genuine loyalty to their friends.
  • Private Military Contractor: After being captured by Propriev and presumably losing their memories of working in the Neo-Detroit Cyber Police Department, they become a high-risk military contractor. Ironically, they are hired by Propriev.
  • Psychic Powers: Very possibly, if the first Graveyard Echo is to be believed. If true, this might explain why they hear John and Jim’s voices in their heads, why they hear voices in the underground tunnels, and how Belial is able to speak to them.
  • The Quiet One: John Tracer observes that they don’t talk much, preferring to let their actions speak for them.
  • Sanity Slippage: They seem to be starting to lose it since Jim’s betrayal, hearing the voices of Jim and John in their head.
  • Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: Propriev observes that they don’t go along with Cain and Jim for the money, but because of their own moral code.
  • Smug Smiler: According to John Tracer, much to his irritation.
  • Street Samurai: A mercenary and assassin with some skill in hacking.
  • Talking in Your Dreams: Belial, two of the Graveyard Echoes, Jim and John all speak to the MC while they are asleep or unconscious.
  • They Would Cut You Up: Both John Tracer and Jim are concerned that the Group of Nine would dissect the MC’s E-brain for the modifications they have, although Christopher denies it.
  • Trauma Conga Line: And how. Everything goes badly for the MC, from the day they disappear from their job at the Neo-Detroit Cyber Police Department. They’re captured and tortured by Propriev when they try to assassinate him; their apartment is blown up with them inside; when Jim sends them after John Tracer, they are tortured again for three days, get caught up in a riot and are almost killed; and they are captured by the Group of Nine in Prospero. Just when they think they might get a break, the naturalists invade and they're dragged into the cisterns below Prospero where they're betrayed by Jim, are almost killed by Cain, and see John Tracer die in front of them as he tries to save them.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: The surgery to implant the decryption key in their head causes them to lose their memory of their investigation into Jakob Propriev.
  • Undying Loyalty: They are unwaveringly loyal to those they consider friends, particularly after having to kill Octavia; Jim takes advantage of this.
  • Unwitting Pawn: A job investigating Jakob Propriev leads to them being unknowingly implanted with a decryption key in a plot to spread a virus across the world.
  • Vague Age: All we know for sure is that they’re old enough to have worked for the cyber police, but are young enough for John Tracer (who is thirty-five years of age) to call them “child”, for them to still be carrying their school ID in their wallet, and for Jim (twenty-nine years of age) to call them “kid”.
  • Weapon of Choice: The MC owns three different guns at different points: an M1911; a tactical AK-47 with computerised scope, given to them by John Tracer; and a high-tech assassin pistol they got in Prospero.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: After being trapped in the cistern under Prospero by the Graveyard Echo, they are understandably unsettled at the prospect of going underground again.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: They end up on the receiving end once Jim broadcasts the Belial virus, being the physical decryption key for the broadcast signal.

    James Arthur Abbott (Jim) 

A cyber doctor at GeneCom Industries, originally from Prospero, who recruits the MC to assassinate Jakob Propriev.


  • Abusive Parents: He hints at this, mentioning that he “didn’t have a very nice childhood”. Later, he mentions that his parents beat him when he showed them the heart rate monitor he built.
  • Awful Wedded Life: Possibly one-sided: “I hated my wife.” Apparently, he tested cybernetics on her, and eventually left her in the underground of Prospero to die.
  • Ax-Crazy: Jim is a little unhinged, to say the least; he makes impulsive decisions and can be dangerously violent.
  • Batman Gambit: Some time after implanting the key in the MC’s head, Jim flips a switch that causes them to have bad headaches in the hope that they will go to him to get their E-brain looked at, since they have illegal mods; he also does this in the hopes that the MC will feel gratitude to him for helping them, allowing him to welcome them into the fold, so to speak, without it coming straight out of nowhere. He’s right on both counts.
  • Berserk Button: Mentioning his late wife is a good way to make the normally chilled-out Jim angry. Subverted in that it turns out to be an act.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He has a sniper shoot Jakob Propriev to rescue the MC, and sends in a man with a helicopter to get them away from the Group of Nine.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: A scheming sociopath underneath a friendly exterior.
  • Blood Knight: He admits to finding a shootout in the middle of a bar fun, to the point of letting it continue instead of immediately setting off the C4 he had already had planted there.
  • Bond One-Liner: “And stay down.”
  • Chaotic Evil: Confirmed by Word of God.
  • The Chessmaster: He manipulates events so that the Naturalists invade Prospero, providing a distraction so that he can gain access to the Kojima|Acetron signal tower and broadcast the Belial virus.
  • Child Prodigy: He built his first cybernetic component, a heart rate monitor, at the age of nine.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He and Cain make the MC part of the team that intend to kill Propriev, and succeed in the endeavor. Later on, it's revealed that Jim used MC as a host for a key to decrypt the security on the Kojima|Acetron tower, and he unleashed the Belial virus on the entire population that used Kojima|Acetron services in their E-brains. On top of all that, it turns out that Belial may in fact be an actual deity who Jim released on purpose.
  • Cool Mask: A creepy-cool plague doctor-inspired mask.
  • The Cracker: Being a cyber doctor, he’s skilled with computers and hacking, to the point of being able to create a physical decryption key for the Kojima|Acetron broadcast signal.
  • Cyborg: He has a few mods; in fact, he first installed one himself at the age of nine.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He can be very sarcastic when he wants to be.
  • Electronic Telepathy: He’s able to communicate with the MC using their E-brain’s signal.
  • Entitled to Have You: A non-romantic version: Word of God is that Jim may see the MC as his property, as the one person who can help him realise his plans.
  • False Friend: He acts like the MC’s best friend, even calling them as such during their infiltration of Prospero, while all the time he’s manipulating them into helping him gain access to the Kojima|Acetron tower. However, according to Word of God, Jim may not be quite sure exactly how he feels about the MC — whether they are just the essential piece of his plan or if he genuinely considers them a friend — and tries to assuage his guilt by treating and speaking of them relatively charitably, even when he doesn’t have to put on a façade.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Jim is genuinely friendly with the MC, delivering advice and deadpan snark as required — right up until he doesn’t need them any more, at which point he turns on them and tries to kill them.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He built his own cybernetic parts at a young age.
  • It Amused Me: His reasoning for creating and spreading the Belial virus: just to prove to the world that he can.
  • It Has Been an Honor: Says this to the MC before they head in to meet Graveyard Echo. Considering that he almost immediately betrays them afterwards, it’s very much false.
  • Knife Nut: He likes collecting sharp things.
  • Laughing Mad: He indulges in this a few times, notably after blowing up a club.
  • Mad Doctor: He’s a cyber doctor, and he’s seriously unhinged.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: He’s not particularly bothered about being shot in the side.
  • Mighty Glacier: He’s good with a gun, but isn’t as fast as the MC.
  • Nothing Personal: For once, he’s telling the truth; the MC is simply a victim of circumstance rather than a deliberate target.
  • Order Versus Chaos: Jim represents Chaos; his intentions were to dissolve Propriev’s assets and destroy any semblance of his organisation.
  • Plague Doctor: His nickname during the war; ironically, he helped to design the cyber plague rather than cure it. He even has a mask modelled after that of historical plague doctors.
  • Revenge: His entire motivation for what he does: getting revenge on the Group of Nine for not giving him the credit he feels he deserved.
  • The Smart Guy: He’s not as good a fighter as Cain, nor as fast and agile as the MC, but he’s the smartest of the three. Word of God is that he’s the smartest person in Neo-Detroit, and could be more powerful than Propriev if not for his unstable nature.
  • The Sociopath: He has no qualms about murdering people, makes impulsive decisions, has an addictive personality, doesn’t seem to feel remorse or guilt, and isn’t too bothered about Cain’s apparent death. Interestingly, though, he’s the one who argues for rescuing civilians when the Naturalists attack, while Cain decides to get out of the city.
  • Spirit Advisor: After his death, he apparently takes up residence in the MC’s head, speaking to them while they’re unconscious from Belial’s influence — although, given his nature, and despite his insistence that he’s a “nice guy now”, the term “advisor” might be a bit optimistic.
  • Take Over the World: The Belial virus is designed to influence those infected to do whatever Jim wants them to.
  • Third-Person Person: He often refers to himself in the third person.
  • Undying Loyalty: For all of his faults, Word of God confirms that Jim is loyal to those he considers friends.
  • Voice with an Internet Connection: He’s the MC’s mission control, using their E-brain to see through their eyes and give them advice.
  • Weapon of Choice: Jim carries a shotgun.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Depending on the gender of the MC and the police chief he kidnaps, he’s not above torturing and killing women. He also orders the murder of Octavia, who, despite being an android, is feminine in appearance and voice and (presumably) identifies as female.
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    Cain Edelsbacher Strauss 

A former soldier, Jim’s partner in crime, and the muscle of the rebellion against Propriev.


  • Artificial Limbs: He has a mechanical hand, replacing the one he lost in the war.
  • Ax-Crazy: Not quite as nuts as Jim, but still violent and kind of unstable.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He shoots one of the Silent Stars to save the MC’s life.
  • The Big Guy: He’s the better fighter of he and Jim, and tougher than the MC.
  • Blood Knight: Cain enjoys fighting way too much.
  • Cyborg: He has a few electronic parts, including a mechanical hand, a lung modulator, and a cybernetic eye.
  • Enemy Mine: Cain suggests this to the MC when they meet again in Prospero: they both want to get out of the city alive, so why not help each other? Of course, Cain is pointing a gun at them at the time...
  • Eye Scream: Cain’s eye was damaged by shrapnel, leading to it being replaced with an implant.
  • False Friend: He acts like the MC’s friend, but ultimately tries to kill them when he and Jim have no more need for them.
  • The Gunslinger: He tends towards guns as his weapon of choice.
  • Made of Iron: Cain is stabbed in the lung, and still manages to make it out of the signal tower and to the MC while avoiding the Silent Stars.
  • Mighty Glacier: He may be slower than the MC, but he can take hits like a champ and is skilled in both close-quarters and ranged combat.
  • Name of Cain: And, like his namesake, he’s a killer.
  • Neutral Evil: Confirmed by Word of God.
  • Nothing Personal: His attempted killing of the MC is described by him as “just business”, and he claims to be happy to move past that — although, if his inner monologue is anything to go by, he might be lying about that.
  • Not Quite Dead: He turns out to have survived the stab wound that John gave him.
  • Order Versus Chaos: Cain, surprisingly, represents Order; according to Word of God, he intended to use Propriev’s resources to control the gangs of Neo-Detroit.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: As soon as he learns that the Naturalists have a nuke, he decides “fuck it” and heads out to Prospero. Of course, this was part of the plan all along.
  • Vader Breath: One of his defining characteristics, due to possessing a modulator that increases his lung capacity. It gets worse when he takes a knife to the lung.

    John Tracer 

A cyber-cop and old friend of Jim, John was originally from Neo-Detroit before he joined the Los Angeles force.


  • Big Damn Heroes: While it sadly gets him killed, he stabs Cain to stop him killing the MC.
  • The Big Guy: John is the powerhouse of the trio of him, the MC and Christopher.
  • Child Soldiers: He was inducted into the cyber-cop program at the age of ten.
  • Code Name: His callsign is "Legend".
  • Cowboy Cop: In Jim’s words, “he’s the cop that you don’t want to meet in a dark alley”; indeed, he has no problem with kidnapping and torturing the MC in order to find out their plans.
  • Cyborg: John has and E-brain of his own, and, at least, enhanced vision — he can see an ambush from a mile away.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He can be very sarcastic when he wants to be.
  • Defiant to the End: His last words are spent cursing out Jim.
  • "Facing the Bullets" One-Liner: “You’re a punk-ass bitch. Shoot me, you fuckin’ coward!”
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With the MC, surprisingly enough; he ends up caring about them enough to head to the Kojima|Acetron tower when Omar tells him they’re there, and ultimately sacrifice himself for them. He also seems to develop this with Christopher; indeed, he cares about Christopher enough to protect him from Jim’s sniper.
  • Good Is Not Nice: John is the closest thing the series has to a good guy, but he’s also kind of a jerk.
  • Good Is Not Soft: And he’s perfectly willing to kill if he has to.
  • Gun Nut: He has an entire armoury in his house.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In Prospero, he stays behind to protect the injured Christopher but tells the MC to run. Later, he stabs Cain to save the MC, but is fatally shot by Jim in return.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: He tortures the MC for three days to get information out of them.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He’s a bit of a jerk, but he chooses to help the MC in Los Angeles and in Prospero, and he’s very fiercely against corruption.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: “Motherfucker, I swear—”.
  • Lawful Good: According to Word of God.
  • Made of Iron: In Los Angeles, John is shot in the chest with a 50-calibre round that punches straight through his armour. Not only does he survive, he recovers well enough that he can survive the Naturalists’ attack on Prosero.
  • Mighty Glacier: His power armour gives him a good deal of protection, and he’s skilled with a gun, but he isn’t particularly fast.
  • Powered Armour: He wears a set of it.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Particularly when dealing with Christopher or Jim.
  • Spanner in the Works: The fact that he caught the MC before they could assassinate him, and their subsequent developing friendship, throws a wrench into Jim’s plans, eventually leading to the death of Jim and the survival of the MC.
  • Spirit Advisor: He seems to become one to the MC after his death, although whether they are actually hearing his voice or are just going nuts is ambiguous.
  • Street Smart: Jim may believe him to be stupid, but John is very good at “reading” the cities he works in. Notably, upon first arriving there several years before, he immediately realised that something was very wrong underneath Prospero, where the Graveyard Echoes reside.

    Jakob Propriev 

Computer genius, CEO and founder of GeneCom Incorporated, and leader of a worldwide criminal syndicate.


  • Batman Gambit: He expected someone to take Octavia from his mansion upon his death, so he apparently had a surveillance system installed in her to send footage to the authorities. The surveillance system may or may not not actually exist, but his installation of the software to neutralise the Kojima|Acetron signal’s decryption key also counts for the same reason — he expected the MC to attempt to kill him and take Octavia.
  • Body Double: Contrary to what is reported in the media, he sent his decoy to meet with Cameron and the MC. The status of the decoy is currently unknown.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Not only is he in charge of a criminal syndicate, he apparently plays along with Jim to spread the Belial virus — although he bails at the last minute.
  • Death Seeker: According to both Jim and Omar, he lost the will to live after the death of his wife and Jim’s forceful takeover of both Project Octavia and Project Belial.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Although he plays along with Jim’s plan initially, he bails out at the last minute, secretly installing a piece of software in Octavia that would neutralise the decryption key implanted in the MC’s head.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He created the E-brain.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Sure, he’s a criminal and not a particularly nice person, but still, poor Jakob. Word of God says that “[he] was a victim of far more cunning people”.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: “I want this entire building cleared imme—”. Until he’s revealed to still be alive, but that doesn’t last long.
  • Killed Off for Real: Omar confirms that he is indeed dead, and he has only appeared since in a recording made some time before his death.
  • The Lost Lenore: His wife, Octavia Neumann, died some time ago, and Jakob misses her greatly, to the point that Jim taking control of Project Octavia sends him spiralling into suicidal depression.
  • Mad Scientist: Not exactly mad, but not very stable either, and a criminal nonetheless.
  • Multiple Gunshot Death: Jim fires several rounds into an already dying Propriev.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Stated almost word-for-word, presumably in reference to Project Belial: “What have we done?”
  • Properly Paranoid: Given how much money he was moving through illegal means, he was probably right to suspect that the authorities were after him. And, of course, he was right to be suspicious of Jim and Cain.
  • Talking in Your Dreams: According to Jim, Propriev claimed to have dreams about demons, which could indicate that Belial was communicating with him in his sleep.
  • True Neutral: Confirmed by Word of God.

    Octavia 

An artificially intelligent android created by Jakob Propriev and adopted by the MC after his death.


  • Artificial Brilliance: Octavia is so well-programmed that she may as well be human.
  • Artificial Human
  • Big Brother Is Watching: Octavia possesses a surveillance system that Propriev implanted in her when he grew suspicious of Cain and Jim — at least, that’s the reason that Cain and Jim give to the MC for wanting her dead. While the surveillance system is likely real, the real reason is that Propriev also implanted her with software that would neutralise the decryption key in the MC’s head.
  • Do Androids Dream?: Octavia considers herself a person, to the point where she suffers from nightmares and begs the MC not to kill her.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: She somehow dreams of the MC killing her.
  • Killed Off for Real: While her OS derivative, Octavia Junior, is still operational, Octavia herself is gone.
  • Neutral Good: Confirmed by Word of God.
  • Replacement Goldfish: She was created to be one for Propriev’s late wife before her code was used to create a widely-used artificially intelligent operating system.
  • Sacrificial Lion: Her death greatly affects the MC for a long time afterwards.

    Omar abd Jabbar 

A sniper from Saudi Arabia, former employee of Jakob Propriev, and the leader of the Clockmakers.


  • The Atoner: While he’s still a sniper, Omar had a change of heart after killing so many people, prompting him to form the Clockmakers.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: As nice a guy as Omar is, he’s still a sniper, and will not hesitate to put a bullet in you if he has to.
  • Big Damn Heroes: When Jim is about to shoot the MC and it seems there’s no way out, Omar snipes Jim from afar and directs the MC out of the tower. Before that, he snipes various people to protect John.
  • Cyborg: He has a cybernetic eye.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He can indulge in sarcasm when he wants to.
  • Declaration of Protection: To the MC. “I promise you this until the end of my days: we will be allies, and I will protect you.”
  • Friendly Sniper: Omar is a really nice guy when he’s not putting bullets into people from afar.
  • Full-Name Basis: He consistently addresses John Tracer by his full name.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: At one point, he ends up whacking a screaming Christopher to make him shut up.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Omar is undisputedly a good guy. That doesn’t mean he’s harmless; far from it.
  • Hitman with a Heart: Omar, in his own words, “works on the side that is morally correct”, which is why he tries to convince the MC to spare Octavia’s life. Even after the MC continues to assist Jim and Cain, Omar goes out of his way to save their life when Jim attempts to kill them, even though Jim has already succeeded in broadcasting the Belial virus. When they meet up afterwards, he is very gentle with them, comforting them when they break down and carrying them when they fall unconscious from Belial’s influence. He even allows the completely bonkers Christopher to come along with them as they escape Prospero.
  • Lawful Neutral: According to Word of God.
  • Only Sane Man: Out of him, the MC and Christopher, he’s the most sane.
  • Red Baron: He is also known as “the Wind”.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: His methods of sniping involve an anti-materiel rifle shooting 50-calibre rounds and an RPG.
  • You Are Not Alone: He says this word for word to the MC in the aftermath of Jim’s betrayal.
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    Christopher Singh Jayarahman 

Former Minister of Health in the UK government, and a member of the Group of Nine, specialising in robotics. He also designed the floating city of Prospero, and is a tad unhinged.


    Octavia Junior 

Kojima|Acetron’s publicly available artificially intelligent operating system, primarily seen in use in Prospero’s substations.


  • Artificial Brilliance: Octavia Junior is just as sophisticated as her android counterpart, possessing a sense of humour and occasionally injecting her own comments into conversations.
  • Benevolent A.I.: She’s friendly, helpful, occasionally apologetic, and downright adorable.
  • Cute Machines: She has a very cute voice, an endearing personality, and even a sense of humour.

    President Patrick Henry Neumann 

The President of the United Empire of America.


    Cameron Foburn 

A member of the Neo-Detroit cyber police and old friend of the MC. Cameron was sent to investigate Jakob Propriev alongside the MC. He is presumed to have been picked up and recruited by the Clockmakers after the investigation went wrong and the MC disappeared.


    Graveyard Echo # 1 (Thomas) 

A mysterious being working with the Naturalists, who nurses a hatred of cybernetics. After his death, it is revealed that he was originally a twelve-year-old boy called Thomas, who was experimented upon in the cisterns underneath Prospero by the United Empire and Kojima|Acetron.


  • Body Horror: Whatever was done to him to turn him into the Graveyard Echo, it took a nasty toll on his body.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: He refers to someone watching him and the MC across space and time.
  • Chaotic Neutral: According to Word of God.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: He strongly believes in this, possibly due to what he went through to become the first Graveyard Echo.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: After learning that Belial is (possibly) an AI created by Jim, he decides that he has no purpose any more, and begs Jim to kill him. Jim obliges.
  • Meaningful Rename: He took the name “Graveyard Echo” during his time in the labs under Prospero, although Abigail still calls him Thomas.
  • Mind Rape: His method of subduing the MC is to leave them underground with the voices of the dead for an indeterminate length of time.
  • Psychic Powers: As Thomas, he is noted to have superior control over his own mental state and that of others, and “remarkable control over matter”. He is also noted to have disturbing visions, and Abigail hints that he can see the future like she can.
  • Self-Harm: Thomas apparently hurt himself as a coping mechanism.
  • Spirit Advisor: After his death, he and Abigail appear in the MC’s head to offer advice.
  • Was Once a Man: He was originally a boy named Thomas.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He cannot stand the fact that there is suffering in the world, and believes that this suffering is caused by cybernetics; hence, he fights with the Naturalists.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Whatever was done to him to make him become the first Graveyard Echo, it left him self-harming at the very least. No wonder the poor kid turned on the world.
  • X-Ray Vision: He apparently cannot see human skin, with only the flesh and bones of a person being visible to him.
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    Graveyard Echo # 2 (Abigail) 

The second Graveyard Echo, originally a girl called Abigail, who was cloned from Thomas. She was euthanised by the scientists working underneath Prospero at the age of fourteen.


  • Body Horror: Abigail suffered from extensive tissue necrosis before her body regenerated itself.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: Although it’s unknown whether she had this ability initially or developed it after her death, Abigail mentions seeing the MC’s future in her dreams.
  • Forgets to Eat: More correctly, refuses to eat; Abigail refused to eat or drink in captivity.
  • Healing Factor: Apparently.
  • Immune to Drugs: Abigail was immune to the effects of sedatives.
  • Meaningful Rename: Like Thomas, she gave herself the name “Graveyard Echo”.
  • Opposite-Sex Clone: A female genetic clone of Thomas.
  • Posthumous Character: Unlike her counterpart, Abigail is only heard of/from years after her death.
  • Psychic Powers: Like Thomas, she is noted to have had disturbing visions, and can apparently see the future in her dreams.
  • The Sleepless: Abigail suffered from insomnia; sadly, sedatives didn’t work on her.
  • Spirit Advisor: After the events at the Kojima|Acetron signal tower, she and Thomas drop into the MC’s head to offer some advice.
  • Touch of Death: Twelve personnel instantly died from catastrophic organ failure and tissue necrosis while trying to physically restrain her.
  • Was Once a Man: She was originally a girl named Abigail.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Poor Abigail. Like Thomas, it’s little wonder she turned on the world of technology.

    Belial 

A powerful supernatural being who speaks to the MC while they are unconscious in Los Angeles. Originally believed to be an AI created by Jim, he may or may not actually be Satan himself.


  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: At least, it would be if he actually were an AI.
  • Big Bad
  • Demonic Possession: He speaks of possessing the MC’s body to use them as his avatar; it’s unknown whether he managed it at that time.
  • I Have Many Names: Belial, Satan, Lucifer, Shaytaan ir-rajeem, the Demiurge; apparently his real name is ETH-KAN-DA.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Jim believes him to be the product of Project Belial, but Omar believes that he is in fact a supernatural entity.
  • Order Versus Chaos: Belial refers to himself as the God of Chaos; this makes some sense, considering that Jim, symbolically related to chaos, created the Belial virus.
  • Terms of Endangerment: He calls the MC “little lamb”.
  • Will Not Tell a Lie: According to the first Graveyard Echo; whether or not this is actually true is unknown.
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