A list of the characters that appear in the Eagle Eye Mysteries game series, and the tropes associated with each character. (This list consists largely of recurring characters, unless otherwise indicated, as most one-off characters are often the guilty party or suspects in the mysteries they appear in, and as such any information on them would be spoiler-ific.)
The list is complete (for now).
Jake and Jennifer EagleThe founders of the Eagle Eye Detective Agency.
- Amateur Sleuth
- Badass Longcoat: In EEM London, both twins wear trench-coats as part of their character sprites; Jake sports a khaki-colored one, while Jennifer's is dark blue.
- Born Detective: Jake and Jennifer's rules for sleuthing were given to them by their great-grandfather, based on a crime-solving handbook he wrote in 1842.
- Brainy Brunette: Jennifer.
- Cool Board: Jake rides one in the first game, whenever you go to an investigation scene with him as your partner.
- Crazy-Prepared: In EEM London, the practice mystery's intro tells you that Jennifer packed the TRAVIS in her suitcase prior to the twins' trip to London, just in case they ran into any mysteries while on holiday.
- A Friend in Need: Generally speaking, but especially to Nancy Marx in EEM Original's "Case of the Midnight Masquerade;" specifically, the versions of that mystery in Books 1 and 2.
- Gadgeteer Genius: According to (now former) senior producer of Stormfront Studios, Sarah Stocker, Jennifer's personality was designed for her to be this. See here.
Jake: (if you play the mystery with him as your partner) My sister's pretty touchy about who we let handle the TRAVIS. She only wants (player's name) and I to use it.
- The introduction to EEM London's Justified Tutorial also makes it pretty clear that Jennifer's the one who designed the TRAVIS, and who added the new features that it didn't have in the first game. As well, "Case of the Robin Hood Hacker" establishes that she's a bit territorial about who gets to handle the TRAVIS.
- Half-Identical Twins
- Kid Detective
- Mystery Magnet: The Eagles themselves seem to be this, judging by their comments at the start of the sequel.Jake/Jennifer: It looks like mysteries just seem to pop up wherever we go!
- Rollerblade Good: Jennifer rides on a pair of these in the first game, whenever you go to an investigation scene with her as your partner.
- Secret Keeper: As of EEM London's "Case of Blood's Bold Bauble."
- Sibling Rivalry: With each other in tennis, as revealed in EEM London's "Case of the Vaporous Victorian."
Mr. and Mrs. EagleThe twins' parents. They're never actually seen, but are referenced on a few occasions in the first game, so we know they're around.
Miranda EagleThe protagonists' aunt, Uncle Basil's wife and Nigel's mother, and a reporter for the Times.
- Action Mom: It's part of her job, after all.
- Intrepid Reporter
- Smart People Wear Glasses
- Team Mom: Of the Eagle household in London.
Basil EagleThe protagonists' uncle, Aunt Miranda's husband and Nigel's father, and a successful novelist. He's also a fan of Sherlock Holmes and a member of the local fan-club dedicated to the fictional detective, and performs in a Shakespearean troupe at the Old Vic theater.
- Brainy Brunette: He's a male version.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: During the less-serious moments of the game, and generally regarding ideas for potential new books to write. Aunt Miranda often scolds him for it.
- Gentleman and a Scholar
- Team Dad: Of the Eagle household in London.
- What the Hell, Hero?: He gives the detectives a short and somewhat subdued version of this in "Case of Macavity's Mace," after they cause Lady Edna distress by asking her about her deceased pet monkey Cupcake, which is a sensitive topic for her.Uncle Basil: My! I've NEVER seen Lady Edna quite so upset. But you had your reasons, I'm sure.Jake/Jennifer: I hope so.
Nigel EagleThe protagonists' cousin, and son of Miranda and Basil Eagle.
- Berserk Button: He will not tolerate anyone cheating at chess. Period. As he says at the start of EEM London's "Case of the Chess Club Caper":Nigel: (upon entering the garret) Blast it all! It's a royal game, and cheating is just not done! It's a disgrace.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Fish and chips. And nothing will stop him from getting it if he can get it.
Patrick MossAunt Miranda's brother-in-law through marriage to her older sister Joanna. He has three children, Geoff, Darren and Claire. All of them feature prominently in "Case of Blood's Bold Bauble."
- Secret Keeper: You, Jake and Jennifer become this for Patrick upon hearing the story behind the titular "Blood's Bold Bauble," a Crown Jewel that was stolen amongst others in a daring heist and was the only one never recovered (because a fisherman found it but kept it out of fear of being associated with the thieves).
- Secret Legacy: The story of Blood's Bold Bauble, explained above, is a longtime family secret that has been passed down from parents to children in the Moss family for 300 years. Patrick told his children about the legend, but he thinks that one of them may have squealed the secret to get rich off of it; consequently, he comes to Aunt Miranda for help, who in turn commissions the detectives to find out which of the three Moss children may have let the secret slip, turning you, Jake and Jennifer into Secret Keepers so as to keep from possibly alerting the squealer. Turns out none of them let the secret slip—it was a misunderstanding.
Geoff, Claire and Darren MossPatrick Moss' three children. Geoff, the oldest, is a stage actor who aspires to hit the big-time on the silver screen, and he regularly performs at the Old Vic theater. Claire, the middle child, works at Oxford University. Darren, the youngest, is a cadet at the Tower of London.
- Secret Legacy: They are all part of this, as explained under Patrick Moss' entry.
Cousins Stanley and AgathaTwo very obscure cousins who are briefly mentioned at the start of "Case of the Envelope Espionage" and nowhere else before or after that. One or the other of them will be mentioned depending on which of the twins you have as your companion for that mystery, but not both at the same time.
Nancy MarxA member of the Eagle Eye Detective Agency and reporter for Kennedy School's newspaper, the Tiger Press.
WatsonThe Eagles' pet iguana. He hangs out in the Eagle's Nest.
Chief BarnesThe local police chief of Richview.
Sgt. NailsChief Barnes' deputy.
- Clueless Deputy
- Friend on the Force
- Kindhearted Cat Lover
- Police are Useless: Well, to his credit, he tries. Ultimately, though, it's the Eagle Eyes who have to solve whatever case he's been assigned to (and who often have to clear up a false impression he's built of any possible suspect who is in fact innocent).
Mrs. GarciaThe librarian at Richview's local library.
- Foreign Queasine: During Book 2's version of "Case of the Runaway Reptile," Mrs. Garcia mentions that when she was a little girl living in Mexico, her family used to eat iguanas, which she claims tastes like chicken. Whichever of the Eagles you're partnered with for the case...won't react well.
- Hot Librarian
Jay LightfootThe substitute librarian when Mrs. Garcia's not around. He's also a science fiction novelist, and Jake and Jennifer enjoy reading his books.
- Braids, Beads and Buckskins: Well, he doesn't have the braids, but he counts.
- Conspiracy Theorist: He believes aliens could possibly exist.
- Cool Pet: Owns a wolf-dog hybrid named Ghostdance.
Wat PhanA detective from Hong Kong, who appears in Book 1's and the Challenge Book's versions of "Case of the International Idol."
Ali BandarAn Egyptian detective who appears in Book 2's version of "Case of the International Idol."
Mark MoriartyThe Eagle Eyes' main opponent in EEM Original.
- Affably Evil
- Bash Brothers: With Dave Grant.
- Big Eater
- Evil Counterpart
- Evil Redhead: Well, technically his hair's yellowish-orange, so he's either this or an evil blond guy.
- Get Rich Quick Scheme: Tries to pull this
at least onceon several occasions.
- Greed: His most defining trait.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Dave Grant.
- I Just Want to Be Special: In EEM Original's practice mystery, your partner tells you that deep down, Mark Moriarty probably just wants to join the Eagle Eye Detective Agency. However, the reason Jake and Jennifer don't let him join becomes very evident through game-play - he causes too much trouble around town to be eligible as a member.
- Manipulative Bastard
- Meaningful Name: He takes his surname from Sherlock Holmes' archnemesis, Professor Moriarty. He cheerfully points it out in one instance.
- Save the Villain: On quite a few occasions, the Eagle Eyes have to discreetly rescue him from his own schemes' outcomes before they can inevitably blow up in his face in terms of legal consequences.
- Smug Snake
Dave GrantMark Moriarty's closest pal and a member of the Kennedy School football team.
- Bash Brothers: With Mark Moriarty.
- Big Eater
- Challenge Gamer: He loves his video games.
- Cool Board
- Cool Shades
- Friendly Enemy: He's actually a fairly decent guy sometimes, if otherwise neutral to the detectives.
- Genius Bruiser: Besides being on the football team, he's smart enough to make a science project on magnetism.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Mark Moriarty.
- Jerk Jock
- Sunglasses at Night
Jackie KingAn honest dealer.
Mr. GriffinA character who shows up in both versions of "Case of the Rock Ripoff" and the Challenge Book's version of "Case of the Midnight Masquerade." Two out of those three appearances have him in a decidedly villainous role.
- Black Market: Artwork and jewelry, in the two cases where he's a villain.
- Con Man
- The Dragon: To the guilty party in the Challenge Book's "Case of the Midnight Masquerade."
- You Do Not Have to Say Anything: He deliberately invokes this when he's captured at the start of the Challenge Book's "Case of the Midnight Masquerade," to protect the identity of the mystery's guilty party.
Mr. MinasThe math teacher at Kennedy School in Richview.
Linda HarperRichview's resident rich lady. Her family is in the oil business.
- Big Fancy House
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing
- Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry
- Pretty in Mink
Steve ShreddRichview's local surfing enthusiast. Runs a bike and surfboard shop.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Some people in Richview apparently have this opinion of him, much to his dismay.Steve Shredd: Too many people in Richview already say my head's been sandbar-skimming too long.
- Surfer Dude
- Tan Lines: Across his face.
Amy JolannaA famous movie star who visits Richview. She and Mr. Starr are old friends.
- Damsel in Distress: Both in her movies and the mysteries you have to solve where she's a robbery victim.
- Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry
Sgt. Buck MorrowCoach of the football team and head of the Explorer Trek club at Kennedy School.
- A Father to His Men: To his Explorer Trek club members and to his football team members. Of course, he himself won't admit it out loud.
- Large and in Charge: Being the coach of the football team, it's kind of mandatory.
- Reasonable Authority Figure
- Stern Teacher
Randy HicksA local dog trainer, he owns the Moondog Academy Dog Training School.
DannyAn employee at Pisa Pizza Palace; he works there as the cook.
- Cannot Spit It Out: He averts this by being very vocal about his crush on Sweet Treats employee Mandy Lipper, and is actively making plans to propose to her.
- Fan Boy: Of the Eagle Eyes. In a few instances, he gives them pizza slices on the house and refers to them as his favorite detective team.
ChuckThe bellboy at Swanks Hotel.
- Cannot Spit It Out: His very obvious crush on Nicola Hamble, who he wishes would notice him.
Nicola HambleA local socialite and volunteer coach of the Pepperoni Ponies softball team. She also works at the Egyptian Theater.
- Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: She's always seen wearing a necklace in her avatar picture.
Mr. and Mrs. ArnoldAn elderly couple that runs the Richview Historical Society, where town archives and newspaper clippings are kept.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Mr. Arnold is generally a nice guy when he's not being a Grumpy Old Man, but put his vegetable garden in danger and he will lambaste you. Also, Mrs. Arnold leaves a picture of a skull just inside the entrance of a cave as a warning to people not to mess around in there and disturb the bats that live in there.
- Grumpy Old Man: Mr. Arnold, at least where his vegetable garden is concerned. He's very protective of it.
- Happily Married
- Perpetual Frowner: Mr. Arnold.
Professor KrankAn inventor who comes up with all sorts of weird gags.
- Mad Scientist: Well, he's not so much mad as eccentric.Jake/Jennifer: He's very, very smart...but a little strange.
SergioA construction worker at Dependable Construction, and an aspiring chef.
- Only One Name: When the detectives ask him what his last name is, he says he's like Madonna or Cher—he has no last name. In the Challenge Book's version of "Case of the Midnight Masquerade," this causes Silvia Torres, a minor character, to suspect him of being a criminal on the run and possibly the guilty party in the mystery. He's innocent.
- However, Sergio's statement about last names is erroneous. Although not many persons would really think about it, Cher and Madonna do have last names—Cher's full name is Cherilyn Sarkisian, while Madonna's is Madonna Louise Siccone. Which means that Silvia Torres' suspicion about Sergio might not be too far off the mark...
Mr. CohnThe owner of ice cream parlor Sweet Treats.
- Punny Name: Take a moment and think about it. We'll wait.
Ms. PolariaThe proprietor of Brass Monkey Antiques.
Silvia TorresA real estate agent and member of Richview's Garden Society.
Mr. CarrichiThe owner of the Pisa Pizza Palace.
- Large and in Charge: He's fat. Or big-boned, if you prefer.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: To his son Anthony. Mr. Carrichi wants Anthony to take over the family's pizza business, but Anthony would rather be a veterinarian.
Mrs. MeniskiThe Eagle family's next-door neighbor.
- Grumpy Old Lady: When it comes to toys being left in her yard.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: She owns two, named Fluffy and Puffy.
- Pretty in Mink: Used to play it straight, but eventually quit wearing hers after reading about how minks are raised in cages (and she doesn't approve of cruelty to animals). She keeps the mink for sentimental value, though, plus it did cost her a pretty penny.
- Why Did It Have To Be Iguanas: She's absolutely terrified of the detectives' pet iguana, Watson. Eric Vickor takes advantage of this in Book 1's version of "Case of the Runaway Reptile" as revenge for her confiscating his baseball when he left it in her yard.
Mr. WashingtonOwner of Washington Jewelers.
- Large and in Charge: Just slightly above average build.
- Scary Black Man: He averts it by being a pretty friendly gentleman, though his voice actor could certainly pull it off if he tried.
Mr. MedfordOwner of Medford's Jewelry Store, and competitor to Washington Jewelers.
- Insurance Fraud: Attempts this by staging a robbery of his own store due to desperation at not being able to pay his bills.
- Land Poor: His house, on the far end of town, is rather run-down and in need of at least a fresh coat of paint.
Melinda JoostAssistant manager at Medford's Jewelry Store.
Sam PoholskyOwner of Dependable Construction.
- Nice Hat: Wears a cowboy hat as part of his outfit in the Challenge Book's version of "Case of the Midnight Masquerade."
Mrs. PrestonOwner of the Pretty Puppy Obedience School, and rival of Randy Hicks.
Anthony CarrichiEmployee of Creepy Critters Pet Store, and coach of Jake's Little League team.
Andy HillOwner of a baseball card shop, and a big baseball enthusiast overall.
- Gentle Giant
- No Smoking: He agrees with the Eagles that smoking is gross, and points out that one famous baseball player willingly allowed trading cards of himself to be destroyed after he refused to allow cigarette companies to carry the cards in their packages.
Dr. KnoxThe local dentist. An amateur archaeologist and spelunker.
- Adventure Archaeologist: No further than Richview itself, though.
Romana SkerzoThe music teacher at Kennedy School.
- Stern Teacher: When it comes to getting musical notes perfect.
Mr. GrimaldiThe owner of Creepy Critters Pet Store.
Mr. EdwardsThe owner of Brass Monkey Antiques.
- Card-Carrying Villain: He has an unfriendly-looking avatar picture, but otherwise seems to be a fairly reasonable and practical man in Book 1's version of "Case of the Angry Arsonist." But later on, he proves to be a villainous douche after he burns down Grime's Novelties and Gags because the owner wouldn't sell the property to him in Book 2's version of the same mystery.Jake: That was cold, the way Mr. Edwards burned Grime's Novelties so he could take over the store.Jennifer: Thanks to (player's name), he'll get just what he deserves!
- Must Have Nicotine
- Perpetual Frowner
Farmer and Mrs. DuffyA couple that lives on a farm on the north end of Richview; an old mine is located on their property.
- Brother Chuck: Mrs. Duffy only appears in one mystery, Book 2's version of "Case of the Attacking Aliens," and then is never seen again for the rest of the game.
- Call to Agriculture
- Happily Married
- Perpetual Poverty: Farmer Duffy is stated at one point to have had bad luck with his crops for a number of years.
Max StarrThe owner of the Egyptian Theater.
- Perpetual Smiler: As per his avatar picture.
Mandy LipperAn employee at Sweet Treats, and Willy Barr's aunt. Danny, the chef at Pisa Pizza Palace, has a crush on her.
- My Beloved Smother: She thinks Willy's skateboarding is dangerous and that he should quit.
Mr. FrenchThe manager of Pisa Pizza Palace, under Mr. Carrichi's supervision.
- Large and in Charge: Not big-boned like Mr. Carrichi, but his avatar picture and in-game sprites give you an idea of how physically built he is.
- Reasonable Authority Figure
Mr. GrimesThe owner of Grimes Novelties and Gags, which is the target of arson in Books 1 and 2's versions of "Case of the Angry Arsonist."
- Insurance Fraud: He burns down his own store in Book 1's version of "Angry Arsonist" for the insurance money. In Book 2's version, he's innocent.
Dr. KenaraA university lecturer whose specialty is astronomy.
- Catchphrase: "My expertise lies in the study of stars." (She says it every single time you see her.)
- What the Hell Is That Accent?: Her voice actress sounds distinctly African.
Ms. CaseThe manager at Swanks Hotel.
Mr. PeelThe local mailman. He often stops at Sweet Treats to buy a pastry or to chat with owner Mr. Cohn.
Nina HernandezA longtime acquaintance of Mrs. Harper and Melinda Joost.
Mike WalkerOne of the neighborhood kids in Richview. He's best friends with Willy Barr, and enjoys skateboarding and video games.
- Black Best Friend: To Willy Barr.
- Cool Board
- False Friend: In Book 2's version of "Case of the Stolen Skateboard."
- Why Did It Have To Be Heights?
Willy BarrAnother of the neighborhood kids in Richview. He's a champion skateboarder who features prominently in "Case of the Stolen Skateboard."
Bobby GarciaThe son of Richview's local librarian, Mrs. Garcia.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: As your partner says during the Challenge Book's version of "Case of the Antique Autograph":Jake/Jennifer: He's a good kid, but sometimes...he gets these ideas...
- Disappeared Dad: No mention is ever made of his father.
Alex and Cheryl HaneA pair of siblings who live in Richview.
- Challenge Gamer: Alex spends a lot of time at the Quartertime video game arcade because of this.
- Classical Music: Cheryl plays the violin for music classes and recitals at Kennedy School.
- Sibling Rivalry: When it comes to getting good grades.
Christine LeeOne of the protagonists' classmates at Kennedy School.
Troy NguyenA young musician who specializes in the violin.
- Asian and Nerdy: In "Case of the Vanishing Violin," the guy listens to violin music via headphones in lieu of actually practicing on his own violin because it's at the music shop being repaired.
- Classical Music
Michael and Christopher GallinTwo brothers who live in Richview.
- Remember the New Guy?: They are a collective glaring example, as you've never met them prior to the mystery where they first appear, but Jake and Jennifer are already familiar with them.
Eric VickorA local boy and classmate at Kennedy School. He enjoys baseball and plays the piano for music classes and recitals.
Kathy BraggA classmate at Kennedy School. She plays the violin for music classes and recitals.
Mr. SneedThe head librarian at the British Museum's library.
- Fantastic Racism: Toward Americans.Mr. Sneed: (under his breath) Uncivilized colonists...!
- Grumpy Old Man: Where the need for quiet in the library is concerned.
- Insufferable Genius: Well, he may be justified in thinking so, as he's the head librarian at the British Museum and can find information on any topic, given enough advance notice.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Perpetual Frowner
- Scary Librarian
- Sherlock Scan: Subverted; when you first meet him he instantly knows who you are, and gives a reasonable explanation of how he figured it out...then admits that Miranda told him you'd be coming by.
- Sour Supporter: He only helps you out because the kids' Aunt Miranda and Uncle Basil are friends of his and will often call him ahead of time before you actually get to the library.
Inspector GageA police officer at Scotland Yard. He and Aunt Miranda are longtime friends.
Inspector BlodgesAnother policeman at Scotland Yard. He's not quite as patient toward Macavity as Inspector Gage is.
- Inspector Javert: Toward Macavity.
Lady Edna SaltcoatsThe owner of Marlford Manor and a longtime friend of Aunt Miranda and Uncle Basil.
- Actual Pacifist: She's revealed to be this in "Case of the Marlford Murder," where her scripted method of Count von Coburg's character's "murder" is being frightened to death by a mouse, instead of being shot, poisoned or bludgeoned as the Eagle Eyes initially assume; and when they ask her which of those methods was used, she reacts with absolute horror. Then she acknowledges the point:Lady Edna: Well...I know it sounds unlikely, but frankly, my dears, I just couldn't bear the thought of any violence. Not even play-acted!
- Big Fancy House: Marlford Manor.
- Grandma, What Massive Hotness You Have!: She is quite attractive for an older woman, if her avatar picture is any indication.
- Heroes Want Redheads
- Heroic BSoD: In EEM London's "Case of Macavity's Mace," it's revealed that several years earlier, Lady Edna went through one. Her pet monkey Cupcake had died after being caught in a rabbit trap.
P.C. BardbrookeA London bobby (police officer) with a deep interest in Shakespearean history and a love for English literature.
- British Coppers: She's one, of course.
- Cultured Badass: She quotes Shakespeare to the crooks she collars.
- Smith of the Yard: She's recognized as a policewoman even when off-duty and out of uniform.
Etienne DumontAn oceanographer and genealogist.
- What the Hell Is That Accent?: His voice actor puts on an accent that sounds East European.
Max LandersAn oceanographer who does research alongside Etienne Dumont. He is prominently shown in "Case of the Pirate Puzzle," having to outwit a rival treasure-salvaging company.
MacavityThe Big Bad of EEM London. Nobody knows his/her real identity, or even if he/she is in fact a man or a woman.
- Affably Evil: Until, that is, he/she stops playing nice in "Case of Macavity's Mace."
- Arch-Enemy: To both the Eagle Eyes and Scotland Yard.
- The Bad Guy Wins
- Batman Gambit: This is Macavity's shtick throughout the course of the sequel: testing the Eagle Eyes' skills throughout the game by pulling city-wide pranks; stealing a sign language-using chimpanzee; and arranging for the creation of a remote-control toy tiger to be stolen later. Eventually, in "Case of Macavity's Mace," the toy tiger is used to turn off the House of Common's security system, following which the chimp is sent to steal the Mace of the House of Commons—all in order to blackmail Parliament into passing the Animal Protection Law that has been under debate. Then, knowing the Eagle Eyes will intervene and potentially crack the case, arrangements are made to put Macavity's base of operations up for sale in preparation to flee the country, with the funds from the sale donated toward supporting the passing of the Animal Protection Law. Before fleeing, they make a video confessing their wrongs and apologizing for the harm they have brought to the people of England in their zeal to protect animals. Thus, some measure of sympathy will be garnered for their repentance, and the citizens will have the choice to support the bill if they should so choose.
- Collective Identity: Macavity is two people using one identity.
- Even Evil Has Standards: His/her pranks, while criminal in nature, are never tailored to cause actual bodily harm.
- Meaningful Name: Macavity takes his/her name from a fictional character in the real-life book Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by author T.S. Eliot. The Macavity in that book is a master criminal who is too smart to leave any evidence of his crimes behind.
Ned BassetA local Londoner who has dreams of greatness.
- Gadgeteer Genius: He restores antique cars as a hobby.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In "Case of the Envelope Espionage," he volunteers to aid in the Children's Christmas Fund prior to the start of the case.
- Smug Snake
Captain GreenbeardThe captain of a pirate crew that abducts Aunt Miranda in "Case of the Pirate Prank."
- Captain Colorbeard: In name only. His is actually black.
- Friendly Enemy
- The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Both he and his buccaneer crew. Justified in that they are actually Bond Street bankers who "kidnap" a prominent Londoner annually and hold them "for ransom" by engaging the relatives and friends in a scavenger hunt - all as part of a charity gig.
The Morgan Salvage CompanyA group of treasure-seekers who rival Max Landers' company and are, in Etienne Dumont's words, "modern-day pirates." They are led by one Mrs. Morgan, a callous, vindictive and scornful woman, and one of their main agents is Mr. Spector, a supposed soothsayer. They only appear in "Case of the Pirate Puzzle."
- Friendly Enemy: Mrs. Morgan is seen posing with Dumont and Landers in a newspaper clipping at the end of the mystery, suggesting that they are at least a little less antagonistic toward each other by this point.
- Meaningful Name: Mrs. Morgan's name and description as a "modern-day pirate" by Etienne Dumont brings to mind the famous privateer Henry Morgan.
- Punny Name: Mr. Spector, as per his soothsayer profession.
- Red Herring: Mrs. Morgan directs the detectives to Mr. Spector to get directions on how to talk to the ghost of Cutlass Jack, the legendary pirate whose treasure is the focus of the "Pirate Puzzle" case. Predictably, if you go to the Highgate Cemetery and follow Mr. Spector's directions to raise up the supposed ghost, nothing happens.Jake/Jennifer: Honestly, (player's name), I don't know why I let you talk me into these things!...I guess you're right. Anything in the name of investigation!
Ved MaringhOne of the major residents of Dartmoor in EEM London. Rae Maringh's father.
- Agent Scully: He doesn't subscribe to the various supernatural legends surrounding Dartmoor. He does acknowledge, however, that his neighbors would be superstitious because Dartmoor does look rather spooky.
- Papa Wolf: Regarding Rae.Ved Maringh: The first thing I must make very clear is that my daughter is quite innocent!
- To provide further context: This happens during "Case of the Envelope Espionage," where both Ved and Rae are suspects. Which means that Ved is defending his daughter's innocence before considering his own.
Julia BeeswingLady Edna Saltcoats' maid at Marlford Manor.
- Cool Big Sis
- Girl Friday
- Last-Name Basis: She always refers to Jake and Jennifer as "Master Eagle" and "Miss Eagle" respectively. She averts it in the player's case, however, always calling you by your first name with no "Master" or "Miss" prefix.
RutherfordLady Edna Saltcoats' butler at Marlford Manor.
Count Gunter von CoburgA wealthy German and a good friend of Lady Edna Saltcoats.
- Asshole Victim: In EEM London's "Case of the Marlford Murder," Count von Coburg's victim character in the murder mystery party was a swindler and a heartless brute. Among his character's list of atrocities: he cheated one character out of the Victoria Cross bravery medal, sold another character's entire pig farm to a sausage factory and then claimed the animals were stolen, shot a third character's pet warthog for spite, and defeated a fourth character in a baking competition.
- Cool Old Guy
- Eccentric Millionaire
- Jerkass: Not the man himself, but his scripted character in the murder mystery party during "Case of the Marlford Murder." In fact, during Lord Cheswick's recital of his character's script, he lambastes Count von Coburg's character as a swindler and rotten scum who nobody will miss...then briefly breaks character to assure the detectives that the Count is in fact a perfect gentleman.
Roscoe FishwickA World War II survivor and old family friend of Lady Edna Saltcoats who appears only in "Case of the Blitz Beryls."
Ivy BrissotAn author and longtime friend of Uncle Basil's, she drops by the house from time to time.
- If I Were A Rich Woman: She constantly dreams of gaining wealth. It's lampshaded by Nigel on one occasion:Nigel: I don't know about Ms. Brissot. She's nice and everything, but she seems awfully anxious to make a lot of money. She rattles on and on about how she'll spend her first million pounds! I think she spends more time thinking about that than she does writing her books!
Tungsten "Spotty" WilesAunt Miranda's journalism colleague.
Sir Toby UppinghamA member of Parliament.
Camille WrenAn actress with big dreams of grandeur who performs in plays at London's Old Vic theater.
- Wag the Director: She is guilty of doing this often.
Lord and Lady CheswickOne of the richest couples in London, and they're both very passionate about animal rights.
Jim MutterThe proprietor of Smuggler's Inn, a local bar in Dartmoor.
- Handicapped Badass: He lost a leg back when he was a sailor, but he'll sit up nights with his shotgun, waiting to bag a skulking fox.
Mr. BuckleighThe curator of the British Museum.
Percy TribbMr. Buckleigh's scheming assistant.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He's jealous of his boss and wants to usurp him.
Anne AskewThe stage manager at the Old Vic theater.
- Fiery Redhead
- Heroes Want Redheads
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: She plays one of the witches in the Old Vic's rendition of Macbeth.
David HerrickThe desk clerk at the Ritz Hotel.
Alice PellsA researcher at the Natural History Museum.
- Nerds Are Sexy
- The Resenter: She used to work for the British Museum, and took care of the exhibits there before they fired her. She harbors a grudge against them ever since.
- Smart People Wear Glasses
Mrs. CowslipNigel's school headmistress.
- Team Mom: To Nigel and his schoolmates.
Ms. MahdiA tour guide at the Tower of London.
Warder HargreavesThe Chief Warder at the Tower of London.
Violet DrumwrightThe band manager of Stiff Upper Lip.
- Creative Differences: She believes Astrid should practice playing her songs more as opposed to writing them down; consequently, she expresses pleasure when Astrid's notebook, in which the band's songs are written, goes missing in "Case of the Lyric Larceny." No, she didn't take it.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair
Emma FinleyA stage actress who regularly performs at the Old Vic theater.
Dr. Dahlia WildeThe production manager at the Old Vic theater.
Albert FrescuraA painter and sometime stage actor. He performs with Uncle Basil's troupe at the Old Vic theater.
Harry ParkerThe proprietor of Snootby's Auction House.
Elmer ClumppAn amateur inventor who peddles his wares in Covent Garden.
Lord PomeroyA member of the House of Parliament.
Lt. HavershimA high-ranking member of the Royal Guard at Buckingham Palace.
Dr. MercuryA researcher at the Natural History Museum.
Col. SweeneyA longtime member of the Phaeton Club and a horse rancher.
- Agent Scully: In "Case of the Horrible Hound," he scoffs at the idea that a supernatural dog is stealing the local horse ranchers' ponies, instead attributing the phenomenon to a thief. He's right.
- Berserk Button: People shortening "the United Kingdom" to simply "U.K."
Marissa ByrnieA horse rancher who lives in the Dartmoor area.
Sondra TrentHarry Parker's assistant at Snootby's.
- FaceHeel Turn: In "Case of the Standing Stones."
Mr. AmesburyA longtime member of the Phaeton Club, and a good friend of Col. Sweeney's.
Ms. DunbarThe chief costume designer at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.
- Black Best Friend: To Emma Finley.
Mr. MaypoleA member of the Sherlock Holmes fan-club in London.
- Fan Boy: Of Sherlock Holmes.
Angus MacphersonA Scotsman and president of the All-Britain Prevaricator's Club, a club devoted to telling the best "tall tales."
- Blatant Lies: Both played straight and subverted—played straight when he is engaged in the club's annual lying competition, subverted at all other times (and this is a rule among club members).
Guy WingoAn Australian cricketer who coaches Nigel's summer cricket club.
Brent HunterAn oceanographer who salvages shipwreck treasures for historical study.
Mrs. PreswickAn elderly tour guide at Windsor Castle.
- Absent-Minded Professor: Not so much a professor, but the trope fits; at one point she starts giving a tour to the detectives even though they're not actually part of the official tour group she's supposed to be supervising.
Rae MaringhVed Maringh's daughter, and a longtime friend of Nigel's.
- Missing Mom: No mention is ever made of her mother.
- Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Well, while not repulsive in appearance, her father Ved isn't what you'd call attractive. (Then again, his wife had to have found him attractive somehow for him to have become a father...)
Aaron and FelixTwo London natives who are friends of Nigel's, and are rarely ever seen apart.
Marcus DareA student of the University of London.
- Cannot Spit It Out: He has a crush on his classmate Chelsea, but doesn't know how to express his feelings to her directly.
Chelsea SinclairAnother student of the University of London. She works part-time at the London Zoo.
- Animal Wrongs Group: She was once arrested for freeing animals from their cages at the University of London.
Gaye GoodboweOne of Nigel's closest friends, and one of a small handful of persons in the game who are physically handicapped—in her case, she's confined to a wheelchair.
- Handicapped Badass: She plays the role of an enterprising scientist in a youth play during "Case of the Pilfered Phone."
Ian KnightA boy who Gaye Goodbowe has a crush on. It's indicated that he has a crush on her too.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Gaye certainly wants him.
- She Is Not My Girlfriend: Tries to convince Abigail Epuru of this, re Gaye. Abigail isn't convinced.
Philip MyndOne of Nigel's classmates, and a lover and player of chess.
Astrid BlakeThe lead singer of a band called Stiff Upper Lip. She sometimes works as a costume designer at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, under Ms. Dunbar's supervision.
JulesThe keyboardist of Stiff Upper Lip. He's also acquainted with Regina, the lead singer of rival band Tone Def.
- British Rockstar: But he secretly enjoys Classical Music too.
- Street Musician: He does this as a past-time in Trafalgar Square, to earn a little money on the side.
ReginaThe lead singer of a band called Tone Def. She's also somewhat sweet on Jules, the keyboardist of rival band Stiff Upper Lip.
JeremyA bike messenger who also collects Stiff Upper Lip memorabilia, to the point of obsession.
- Fan Boy: For Astrid Blake's band, Stiff Upper Lip. It's taken to extremely discomfiting levels in "Case of the Lyric Larceny," in which, while you're trying to find Astrid's missing songbook, when you run into him he offers to pay you fifty pounds for the book, which he desperately wants to add to his Stiff Upper Lip collection.
DorotheaA good friend of Nigel and Gaye Goodbowe, she regularly hangs out with them at Covent Garden.
SimonDarren Moss' best friend and a young cadet at the Tower of London.
Abigail EpuruA friend of Ian Knight who attends the same school as him.
- Friendly Enemy: Her school is this to Nigel's school, as far as their annual chess competitions are concerned.
- Shipper on Deck: She ships Ian and Gaye Goodbowe, and teases Ian about it.
RobynA local Londoner who works as a tour guide down at the Cutty Sark's dock.
- Separated by a Common Language: He discusses this at length with the detectives during one case.
Griff JohnsOne of Nigel's schoolmates with a great love for cricket.
Grace WhiteOne of Nigel's schoolmates, she's described as being a new girl in "Case of the Frankenstein Fraud."
- Remember The New Girl: Subverted. She's been around with Nigel's crowd a short while, just long enough that everyone knows her, but she's still fairly new and recognized as such.
GordonA good friend of Nigel's and a frequent visitor to the Eagle family's house. He's the go-to guy for anything on Egyptian history and mythology.
- Cunning Linguist: A variation—he can read hieroglyphs (the ancient Egyptian picture-language).
- Gentleman and a Scholar: Of the teenage amateur variety.
- The Smart Guy
- Smart People Wear Glasses