The cast of End Roll.
Warning, since due to the structure of the story, many of the details of the characters are spoilers.
A young boy who can't feel regret. He's participating in the Happy Dream Project as part of an experiment to see if remorseless criminals can come to understand guilt through extraordinary means.
- Abusive Parents: Both his parents. His father was the physically abusive while his mother was emotionally abusive and negligent.
- Anti-Villain: He's a murderer, but he's also been abused himself.
- Children Are Innocent: He is a Serial Killer, but only because of his Abusive Parents.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Russell is a Serial Killer with a Lack of Empathy who came from a broken family while Pigula is a kind kid that willingly helps those around them and had loving parents. This also goes into the fact that Russell is alive during his game while Pigula is dead.
- Creepy Child
- Driven to Suicide: In the true end, he stabs himself with a needle since he's unable to move on with his life.
- Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon
- Dark and Troubled Past
- Driven to Villainy: As a result of his traumatic life.
- Emotionless Boy: Russell admits he doesn't understand emotions and when his pet rabbit died, he didn't feel that sad.
- Freudian Excuse: The abuse he suffered at the hands of his parents and the trauma he experienced out in the world is one of the biggest reasons he is who he is, and why he didn't get constructive, compassionate help for what was very likely antisocial personality disorder when he needed it.
- Green-Eyed Monster: His murders of Gardenia, Cody and Dogma are due to his jealousy that they have people that care for them.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Averted.
- HeelFace Turn: The entire goal of the game is to perform one of these by learning how to feel remorse.
- Lack of Empathy: He feels no guilt for his crimes, because he has no idea how. He knows for a fact that hurting people is wrong, but he himself says that he has no "guilt" that the adults around him expect him to have. If you follow the route for the True Ending: this is true only at first.
- One-Person Birthday Party: A sad variety when even Russell forgot it was his birthday.
- Rape as Backstory: The existence of the Village of Kind Strangers and the way it works gives off the impression that Russell has been molested or raped by a pedophile he didn't know, or at the very least had a Near-Rape Experience.
- Self-Made Orphan: In the end, he murders his parents and then turns himself in.
- The Sociopath: A surprisingly sympathetic case, as he genuinely wants to understand how to feel compassion for others. He just doesn't know how. And, in his abusive household, there weren't any good examples for him to turn to on how to feel such things.
- Sympathetic Murderer: Some of his crimes actually come across this way. Specifically, his murder of his parents after his father killed Yumi, the only person that ever explicitly cared about Russell, and his mother simply watched it happen. He felt that her death was his fault because without him they likely wouldn't have met, so he killed his parents to be sure they couldn't hurt anyone else, and immediately turned himself in after.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Russell used to be a normal kid, and even once helped a lost girl at an aquarium. But living under the roof of Abusive Parents, and seeing his beloved pet rabbit get run over by a truck when he was a very little boy, broke something inside of him and turned him into the emotionless killer he is at the start of the game.
A cheerful girl right around Russell's age. She runs a restaurant in her own home, following in the footsteps of her father, an incredibly talented chef that she wants to be like when she grows up.
- Alternate Self: There is a second Gardenia around that minds the shop when the original is busy. Her personality is pretty much the opposite of the original, and she is very aware that this is just a dream. It's quite possible that this is the actual personality of Gardenia instead of the one you see in the dream.
- Beware the Nice Ones
- Break the Cutie: Depending on your actions, this can happen to her anywhere from once, to several times over the course of the game.
- Body Horror: When you remember her death, her sprite changes into a mangled body with her neck twisted to the side.
- Children Are Innocent
- Daddy's Girl: She's rather close to her father, even spending an entire night awake waiting outside her house so she could greet him.
- Demoted to Extra: In a way. The bonus room reveals that she was the original main character before Russell was created.
- Genki Girl: Always cheerful and energetic.
- Hair Decorations: She lost one her hair ornaments at the start of the game, so Russell and Tabasa end up searching Dozing Forest for it on the first day.
- Hidden Depths: She's really a very lonely girl who always misses her father, who's so busy with work that he can only visit her one day a year: her birthday. Or so she thinks that's why he's never around.
- She's also a prankster.
- The Ingenue
- Ironic Birthday: She was murdered on her birthday. As a result her ultimate attacks have a birthday theme.
- Like Father, Like Daughter: She a skilled cook, as she wants to be like her father, an incredibly talented chef, when she grows up.
- Lonely Rich Kid: It's implied in real life, she was this.
- Non-Indicative Name: She's a chef. Cody's the one with knowledge of plants.
- Playing with Fire: She has fire attacks due to being a chief.
- Ship Tease: If you choose Gardenia to be your partner during the monster hunt, afterwards, she'll take you to your home and says she'll come back to check on him after reporting to the major. She states she found his sleeping cute and even watched him for half an hour.
A caring, easygoing young man who looks after animals and livestock. He's Russell's closest neighbor, and while he seems a bit lazy at first, he's reliable and will get any job done.
- All Your Powers Combined: Tabasa is the only character that naturally has access to the four elements.
- Casting a Shadow
- Cool Big Bro: Acts like one to Russell. He acted like one towards Russell in real life, which caused Russell to kill him.
- Friend to All Living Things: To the point when he and Russell kill a monkey monster that attacked them first, he felt bad enough to make a grave for it.
- An Ice Person: One of his special attacks is firing an ice bullet.
- In the Hood: His design has him in a hood.
- Light 'em Up
- Lovable Coward: If he's in a spooky area, he'll usually comment on how freaky the place is and how he wants to go home.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: In the real world, he was a zoo keeper that was worried when Russell went to the zoo alone and took him to his room to keep him calm. It resulted in Russell killing him.
- The Nose Knows: A lot of his comments are regarding the smell of area the party is currently in and how it makes him uncomfortable.
- Playing with Fire: One of his special attacks is firing a fire bullet.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome
A standoffish young woman who harvests and sells plants. She tends to keep her feelings to herself, even bordering on shyness sometimes, but she's very headstrong and responsible. She's Dogma's younger sister.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl
- Chaste Hero: Averted. If you take her to the romance movie, she states that she does want to fall in love, but there isn't any options right now.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Girlish Pigtails
- Everyone Has Standards: If you decide to confess to her about the dream world and that Russell killed her, she states that she hates him. But even she can't stand for him to die in a fire.
- Green Thumb: One of her attacks involves manipulating plant life.
- Lethal Chef: Not witnessed on-screen, but apparently can't cook to save her life.
- Playing with Fire: Her skills are mostly fire based.
- The Straight and Arrow Path: Her default weapon is a bow.
- Tsundere: A rather shy variant. Lampshaded in the bonus room.
A stuffy, serious preacher man who runs the church in Nameless Town. He is deeply devout, thinking of God in all he does, but despite his sometimes-unapproachable personality, he is forgiving and understanding. He's Cody's older brother.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Man
- Badass Preacher
- Big Brother Instinct: Very protective of his younger sister.
- Brutal Honesty: In the bonus room, he notices how the Goddess statue looks like his mother but obviously mucher younger and keeps going on about his mother's age, right in front of her no less. His mother was reasonably annoyed.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Defrosting Ice King: As the game progresses, if you bond with Dogma, you will find him warming up to you and openly showing he cares about you.
- Good Shepherd: He is a very caring brother to Cody, and is very forgiving and understanding when it comes to Russel.
- Light 'em Up: His skills are all light based.
- Non-Indicative Name: Though a fervent believer, it would be a stretch to call him dogmatic.
- White Mage: Only learns one healing spell naturally, but has the stats and status recovery spells to fulfill this role.
A shy young lady working as a maid in the home of Mayor Saxon. She's easily flustered and gets nervous over seemingly small things, but she's a sweet and considerate woman. She also seems to have a bit of a crush on the mayor.
- Beware the Nice Ones: In real life, she would tend to Russell's wounds due to his father's abuse free of charge, but she still let Saxon die due to obsessive love.
- Casting a Shadow
- Driven to Suicide: Out of guilt at having killed her patient/crush Saxon. But she, like Kantera, wasn't able to do it by herself, so she asked Russell to push her off the roof of Clover Hospital.
- Florence Nightingale Effect: She, as a nurse, fell for Saxon, her patient, and was willing to let him die to be there for his final moments.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Green-eyes are very prevalent imagery surrounding her and Day 5. Her journal reveals she was deeply jealous of Saxon's wife. Her later attacks are all jealousy based.
- Hospital Hottie: As a nurse, which she was in life.
- Hot Witch: Not only does she wear black and hold a broom as her main weapon (Which makes her a magic based unit) but she also has the black cat theme going on for her too (the Jealous One, the boss associated with her, is a cat).
- Ignored Enamored Underling: To Mayor Saxon, who doesn't seem to have a clue about her feelings for him, or, if he does, he doesn't address them because he may be hesitant to hurt her feelings.
- The Ingenue
- Love Makes You Crazy and Love Makes You Evil: She was so insanely in love with Saxon in real life that she states she would happily be his servant and give him everything. She makes clear the reason for her suicide wasn't from any guilt but the fact that he wasn't in the world anymore.
- Precocious Crush: She's 20 years old and she has a crush on Mayor Saxon, who is 45.
- Proper Lady
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: She is a very kind maid who loves her master Saxon. But only within the dream- in life, she was a Yandere who let Saxon (her patient) die so she could be with him.
- Yandere: Mireille, in real life as a nurse, was willing to let Saxon, her patient, die of medical neglect if it meant she could be the one to hold his hand and comfort him in his final moments.
A carefree, laidback man who brews and sells herbal remedies in his medicine shop. He's always pleasant and friendly, though he has an odd, antiquated way of speaking that he picked up from his beloved grandfather back home.
- An Ice Person: Most of his skills are ice based.
- Brilliant, but Lazy
- Dissonant Serenity: On Day 4, in the warehouse, when he asks Russell to kill him as part of the dungeon's puzzle.
- Driven to Suicide: Out of guilt at having killed his grandfather. But he, like Mireille, wasn't able to do it by himself, so he asked Russell to kill him with his knife.
- Half-Human Hybrid: One of the more human-looking Drakens.
- Horned Humanoid: A sign of his Draken heritage.
- Light The Way
- Little Bit Beastly: Kantera is one of the more human-looking Drakens.
- Mercy Kill: He reassures himself that what he did to his grandfather was this, when really, it was a selfish act committed out of misery over seeing his once-brilliant grandfather fall deeper and deeper into dementia as he aged.
- Mystical Grey Hair
- Shipper on Deck: He also ships Mireille and Saxon.
- The Slacker: Kantera takes care of business, and he does his job well, but he is known for being quite lethargic.
- Wise Beyond Their Years
- Kimono Is Traditional
A tough, spirited woman who works as Nameless Town's sheriff and peace-keeper. She's very strong physically, and she's the kind of person anyone can depend on, but her temper and passion can get the better of her sometimes.
- Always Someone Better: Yumi can never beat the Toxic One by herself because the real Yumi was killed by the Toxic One aka Russel's dad.
- BFG: Her type-2 weapon is a bazooka.
- Blood Knight: Minor version. She admits that while she doesn't mind the peace, she does wish for a crime from time to time as she's bored.
- Cowboy Cop: A literal example, she's dressed and speaks like's she from a western and is a cop.
- Everyone Loves Blondes: Unfortunately for her, Russell's father felt this way.
- Like Father, Unlike Son: If you decide to confess to Yumi that the world is a dream and she was murdered, her last act is to tell Russell, he's 100 percent a better person than his father was.
- Morality Pet: It's strongly implied that she became this to Russell. It was her death that finally made Russell murder his parents.
- Nice Hat: She has a nice Cowboy hat. In real life too, you can see it when Russell recounts his murders of his parents and his entering of the Happy Dream experiment.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Her continually bringing Russell home was very kind, but all it did was attract his father's attention which ended up killing her.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: In real life, she would always take Russell back home when finding him wondering around at night.
- Shipper on Deck: She's quite open about her support for Mireille and Saxon.
A stern, serious man who's the mayor of Nameless Town. He takes good care of his town's people, and despite the cold vibe he gives off, he's kind and approachable. He's also anemic and too frail to be outside for very long.
- Big Good: As the mayor of the town who helps keep it in order.
- Non-Action Guy: He's the only member of the nameless town that can't fight. Probably because Russell had nothing to do with his death.
- Satellite Character: His character is only relevant because of Mireille.
- Silver Fox: In Mireille's opinion, at the very least.
- Younger Than They Look: Believe it or not, Mayor Saxon is only 45 years old.
Russell's main way of learning about the dream world around him. He's a smug, malicious young boy who looks exactly like Russell, except for minor differences in eye and shirt color. He isn't afraid to hit Russell where it hurts, but it's clear he does so constructively.
- Bonus Boss: He is fought at the end of the library Bonus Dungeon, and is much harder than any other boss.
- Creepy Child: He's nearly identical to Russell, but he's creepy in a different way.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Stepford Snarker: Late in the game, some of his snark feels less brutal and more bitter and self-deprecating.
- Enemy Without: Though he isn't necessarily an antagonist, preferring to insult Russell but otherwise help him. He is the Bonus Boss, though.
- Jerkass Has a Point: He may snark at and insult Russell, but all of his comments are spot-on, given that Russell is a Serial Killer.
- Jerkass Woobie: Despite his Jerkass tendencies, he's still Russell, and he has been through all the trauma and abuse that Russell has.
- Mr. Exposition: He explains Russell's motives for the murders he committed in real life.
- Smug Smiler
- When He Smiles: When he genuinely smiles on Day 7, happy he can return to just being a part of Russell instead of a separate entity, it's pretty adorable.
Runs Dreamsend Guidance, an area that allows you to to teleport to other areas youve been to before.
- Beware the Nice Ones: While Fairia is kind to Russell, Raymond is very scared of her, and even states she came at him with a knife.
- Cuteness Proximity: She has one for Yue.
- Genki Girl: She's generally cheerful and kind.
- Rescue Romance: Her feelings for Raymond resurface when he protects her in Walter's undefined space.
- Third-Person Person: She always refers to herself with her name.
- Woman Scorned: Raymond cheated on her and he lives in fear of her ever since. Till he risked his life to protect her.
Raymonds boss. Works for Dreamsend Trade.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Despite her bat wings and eerie, mystical appearance, shes a nice person who tries to restrain Raymond when he goes too far.
- Only One Name: Apparently.
- Situational Sociability: While she can speak normally in front of her co-workers, she seems to have trouble speaking with Russell.
- Vague Age: While she looks like a kid, she does work for a company so she has to be at least 18 years old. This is even shown by her profile which omits her age.
A local peddler who can be bought from multiple times.
- The Casanova: It's stated he's a bit of a womanizer.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He intentionally tries to sell his items at a higher price than what they are for his own profit. And it's stated he's something of a womanizer. But when he and Fairia were in danger, he stayed to protect her despite her targeting him since their break-up.
- No-Sell: Due to being a real person, he cannot be made unsure of himself from the dream monsters.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome
- Recurring Extra: Seem to be this. At least, until you get to recruit him.
A researcher visiting Russels dream to collect samples for Dreamsend Research.
- No-Sell: Due to being a real person, he cannot be made unsure of himself from the dream monsters.
- Perpetual Frowner: The rare times he actually smiles make him look more of a Smug Smiler.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Has shades of this near the end of the game with him being positive that Russel will be the first to survive the Happy Dream project. Through this may only be for research purposes.
The Ones (Spoiler Warning)
- HeelFace Turn: All of them, with the exception of The Indecent One, can be found in the bonus room, hanging around and not harming anyone.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Every One is some variant of The Adjective One. In order: Witnessing, Lamenting, Burying, Jealous, Toxic, and Indecent.
- Seven Deadly Sins: Each of them corresponds to one.
The first One to appear when Russell and Tabasa found Gardenia's hair ornament. It has two forms, the first being a tower of green eyes and the second a blue laughing monkey.
- Meaningful Name: Its first form has three eyes. Its second form is a monkey, and in Russell's diary he saw the monkeys in the zoo as witnesses of Tabasa's death.
- HeelFace Turn: In the bonus room, can be seen in monkey form playing with Tabasa.
- Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath, respresenting Russells hatred of the annoying monkeys and possibly the beginning of his self-hatred.
- Warmup Boss: The first boss of the game, and the first of the Ones.
The second One to appear. He takes the form of a giant cake and represents Gardenia's father.
- Doting Parent: Representing Gardenia's dad, he occasionally heals Gardenia after saying Gardenia is "dad's sweet angel".
- HeelFace Turn: In the bonus room, he can be seen watching over Gardenia.
- Ironic Birthday: Cant get more ironic than a birthday cake for a boss fight.
- Meaningful Name: Represents Gardenias father, who lamented her murder by Russell.
- Seven Deadly Sins: Greed, representing Russells desire to kill Gardenia just to have all the cake and presents and birthday fun to himself.
The third One to appear. She is the manifestation of the mother of Dogma and Cody.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Playing with Fire: Most of her attacks are fire-based.
- HeelFace Turn: In the bonus room, she can be seen watching over her kids.
- Meaningful Name: As a representation of God, in a sense, she buries those who have died.
- Seven Deadly Sins: Pride, since Russells burning of the church could be seen as a prideful blasphemy against God.
The forth One to appear. His name suggests that he represents Kantera's grandfather. He is a green, wingless dragon with yellow horns and one eye on top of another.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Unlike the harmless Draken, he is a pure dragon, and a bizzare one at that.
- HeelFace Turn: In the bonus room, he can be seen as a scroll in Kanteras room, having been pacified.
- Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth, representing Kanteras desire to murder his grandpa just so he wont have to deal with the burden of taking care of him and seeing him suffer.
The fifth One to appear. It represents the jealousy of Mireille towards Saxon's wife in real life. It is a black cat with its head replaced by a green eye.
- Ambiguous Gender: Unlike the other Ones, it doesnt represent a specific person or being but an abstract concept, and as such it does not seem to have an obvious gender.
- Cats Are Mean
- Chekhov's Gunman: It initially appears as a statue in Saxons home, and later it blocks the way to Clover Hospital.
- Disc-One Final Boss: If you dont have at least 20 Guilt by the time you face it, it will be the Final Boss.
- Green-Eyed Monster: It literally has a single green eye for a head, which it complains about in the bonus room.
- HeelFace Turn: In the bonus room, can be seen as Mireille and Saxons pet.
- Meaningful Name: Represents Mirielles jealousy.
- Seven Deadly Sins: Envy, obviously, representing Mirielles desire to have the married Saxon for herself.
The sixth One to appear. He represents Russell's father. He appearance is three alcohol bottles merged together with red liquid (possibly wine) spilling out.
- Abusive Parents: Represents Russells alcoholic dad who beat him often.
- The Alcoholic: Is a monster literally made of beer, and was this in the real world.
- Asshole Victim: He was killed in real life by Russell, after killing Russells friend Yumi.
- Disc-One Final Boss: Hes built up as the main threat to the town, and his fight is built up over the course of the game, but hes merely The Dragon to his lover.
- HeelFace Turn: Downplayed; while he doesnt change his Yandere ways, he switches to waiting for Yumi in the bathtub rather than causing any real damage.
- Meaningful Name: "Toxic" One represents Russell's father, who is an alcoholic that poisoned Russell's life.
- Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony, as he is a literal big, fat, drunken monster.
- Villainous Glutton: He represents gluttony and is The Alcoholic.
- Yandere: Towards Yumi.
The last One to appear, and essentially the main antagonist of the game. She is the source of the monsters that Russell fights, and she represents Russell's mother. She is actually a distorted image of his mother, wearing a short dress, a mask and is covered with black hand prints all over her body.
- Abusive Parents: Represents Russells mother, who loved sex more than she loved him.
- Asshole Victim: When she was killed in real life by Russell after watching as her husband killed Yumi.
- Big Bad: Is the one behind the monsters, and Russells biggest tormentor.
- Break Them by Talking: Attempts this with Russell as he approaches her lair, then taunts him throughout the fight.
- Butter Face: Lovely body, Lovecraftian face.
- Dark Action Girl: Some of her attacks are dark-based.
- Extreme Libido: As she says, she only gives her love to those who give her pleasure.
- Fan Disservice: Her body is quite attractive, but her face, and her being a nymphomaniac who cares more about sex than her son, make it more horrifying than anything.
- Final Boss: The last One faced, after which the True End begins.
- Faux Affably Evil: At one point during the battle, she commented on how Russell wanted to be loved by his mother for once even though it's just a dream, then said she would embrace him tightly. Two of her attack skills are "embrace" and "fake smile".
- Meaningful Name: She lacks decency in both the way she dresses, and the way she treats her son.
- Nightmare Face: Its covered by what seems to be a face mask, with only one eye visible, and a disturbingly wide mouth, complete with Slasher Smile.
- Seven Deadly Sins: Lust, as she loves sex more than her own son. A rare example of the Big Bad symbolizing lust as opposed to Pride.
- Slasher Smile: Sports one during the fight.
- Walking Spoiler: Her existence spoils Russells Freudian Excuse, and she is the Big Bad behind the monsters.
Humans who have inherited dragon blood, who's hometown is Dragon's Peak.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Draken are humans who have inherited dragon blood. Some of them look like humans with horns and maybe wings, while others are noticeably more draconic.
- Horned Humanoid: While they all humanoids, some look like humans who have horns, but others don't look much like humans.
- Winged Humanoid: Male Draken have small wings sprouting from their upper backs, although they can't fly.
- Wings Do Nothing: Males Draken have small wings that they can move with effort, but they are unable to fly.
Miniature dragons that want to deliver stuff to people.
A humanoid octupus girl who resides n the Deepsea Hotel, she represents a girl who got lost in a aquarium who Russell helped, who was twisted into a monster by Russell's mind.
- Adorable Abomination: Despite the fact that every part of her body below her head that isn't covered by her dress appears to be a mass of octopus-like tentacles, she's utterly adorable.
Mysterious shadow creatures that sometimes appear, either to tell Russell how much guilt he is feeling or to attemp to kill him.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: It's first attack is a AOE that usually does 999 damage, meaning that the party is usually wiped out in the first turn.
- Extra Eyes: Has five eyes, two on it's face and three on it's chest.
- Eyes Do Not Belong There: The two eyes on it's face are much larger than human eyes, each one taking up nearly half of it's face, and it has three similar eyes on it's chest.