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    Grace Mars 
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"Wasn't it enough losing Jason?!...I'm sorry. That's not what I meant to say; I miss him so much."

Voiced by: Ginny Watson (English); Yūko Sasaki (Japanese)


  • Amicable Exes: Almost. There aren't any fights or arguments witnessed in the game, but it's clear that on some level, she holds Ethan responsible for Jason's death.
  • Cleavage Window: Her tank top in the prologue has a small one.
  • Happily Married: With Ethan at the start of the game. It doesn't last.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Her outfit in the game consists of a black jacket and blue jeans with black shoes. With the exception of her tank top in the prologue and her red spagetti strap in The Mall.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Telling Blake about Ethan supposedly being the Origami Killer which resulted in Blake hunting down Ethan rather than helping him in finding Shaun.
  • Ms. Fanservice: If you count her red spagetti strap in the mall chapter, then yes. Definitely.
  • Relationship-Salvaging Disaster: One of the endings suggests that Ethan and Grace actually get back together in spite of their problems.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She flings one of these speeches at Ethan after Shaun's disappearance. And while she says it under stress and almost immediately apologizes for it before breaking down in tears, it’s clear that she does blame him for their son's death. It’s also clear from Ethan’s hurt expression that this is not the first time she’s said something to that effect.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Grace is notably absent from a lot of the endings, with the exceptions of "Innocent" and "Ethan's Grave".
    Lauren Winter 
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"I swore on my son's grave I would kill the man who murdered him."

Voiced by: Aurelie Bancilhon (English), Sayaka Kinoshita (French), Magdalena Rozczka (Polish)


  • Broken Bird: She has not been OK at all since her son was killed.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Dark hair and eyes.
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: She is the one who fights the hardest to catch the Origami Killer.
  • It's Personal: She is determined to discover the identity of the Origami Killer and has sworn to kill them upon doing so. In the ending, "A Mother's Revenge", upon finding out that the Origami Killer is Scott, Lauren keeps her word.
  • Meaningful Name: Winter is often described as the harshest season, and Lauren is not a happy woman.
  • Morality Pet: She can be interpreted as this to Scott.
  • Nice Girl: Doesn't seem this way at first, but if you decide to defend her from Troy, she will thank Scott and is also concerned about him afterward. After she begins working with Scott, she stays this way.
  • Rescue Romance: If she lives long enough, her relationship with Scott takes a turn for the romantic, as he kisses her goodbye. If she lives to the end, however, she will be less than forgiving upon finding the truth.
  • Revenge: This is her main motivation to stop the Origami Killer.
  • Show Some Leg: Subverted at the last minute in the level "Gordi Kramer's Party"; here, Lauren attempts to distract the stairway guards by performing a sexy dance. However, the guards are clearly under contractual obligation to not be Distracted by the Sexy, so at the end of the dance, Lauren pretends to faint from a drug overdose, drawing both guards away from the stairs and allowing Scott to sneak past them.
  • This Is Unforgivable!:Feels this way toward Scott in every ending where she survives. If he is alive, she shoots him. If he died, she spits on his grave.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the ending, "A Mother's Revenge", she murders the Origami Killer personally.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: It's not entirely clear what kind of accent her actress was going for, but she couldn't pull it off.
  • You Must Be Cold: Scott can give her his coat to wear after the incident at Manfred's.
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    Lt. Carter Blake 
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"You think you can do a better job than me with your psychology degree and your great glasses?"

Voiced by: Mike Powers (English); Matteo Zanotti (Italian); Shigeru Ushiyama (Japanese); Krysztof Banaszyk (Polish); Jorge Teixera (Spanish)


  • Ax-Crazy: Despite being a cop, he is comically psychotic and bloodthirsty.
  • Beard of Evil: His beard is one of his more distinctive features on his face.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: In the ending "Uploaded," he ends up stealing Jayden's ARI glasses following his death; on his first use of them, he's confronted by a vision of Jayden wearing a Psychotic Smirk, implying that Blake is going to suffer just as badly as Jayden did- if not worse.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of the Cowboy Cop trope. Blake is willing to cut corners and breaks any laws to save Shaun Mars. However, his actions are not viewed in a heroic light; instead, they are viewed as barbaric, reckless, violent, and unnecessary. His actions have endangered the lives of numerous innocents who he's sworn to protect, and by ruthlessly pursuing Ethan Mars (an innocent man) he's allowing the real killer, Scott Shelby, to escape justice. In short, Blake's actions paint him no better than the criminals he claims to despise.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Objects to Captain Perry holding a press conference without Ethan's confession of being the Origami Killer, although he does nothing to stop him.
    • If Madison makes it through his blockade, he orders his men to hold their fire.
  • Expy: Looks like Henry Oak, who also has a similar Rabid Cop personality.
  • Good Is Boring: He thinks so. Good thing he isn't.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Or at least he thinks he's good.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: A major motivation for him is jealousy towards Jayden.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He'll talk down to and belittle anyone all day long, but as soon as anyone stands up to him in even the slightest way, he goes off. For example, when Jayden is delivering his psychological profile of the Origami Killer, and Blake makes a snide remark; Jayden can choose to point out how Blake’s "vast experience" hasn't been able to prevent the murders of the killer’s previous eight victims. If he does so, Blake’s immediate response is to call Jayden a "fuckin' asshole" at the top of his lungs and throw a projector to the ground in a fit of rage.
    • Alternatively, if Jayden remains calm, he instead tells Blake that he will find the Origami Killer, whether Blake helps him or not. His response is the same.
  • Hate Sink: Everything he does draws the ire of anyone good. And even some who aren’t so good - if Scott is taken to the police station after the death of Manfred, later he can think that Blake is a “twisted fuck.”
  • Inspector Javert: He absolutely refuses to believe that anyone but Ethan could be the Origami Killer.
  • Inspector Lestrade: A particularly antagonistic and unhelpful variant to Jayden's Holmes.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Uses this on Ethan's psychiatrist, and it's implied that this is one of his preferred methods of getting information. Should Ethan get arrested once, he uses this on him as well when he refuses to answer his questions about Shaun’s whereabouts. The extent to which he injures Ethan depends on whether the player, as Jayden, chooses to interfere or not.
  • Jerkass: He's one of the most unpleasant characters in the game despite not being a villain.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Has his moments. He calls out Jayden if he's being too soft on not killing Nathaniel even though his life is on the line, and how the entire police force is entirely happy if the suspect being claimed to be the Origami Killer is innocent or not.
  • Karma Houdini: The worst you can do to him is get him to retire, but this requires you to first have Ethan get shot by the police.
  • Knight Templar: He is out to get the Origami Killer no matter who he wrongly persecutes.
  • Lack of Empathy: To everyone except Captain Perry, Ash, Grace, and Scott. If Norman shoots Nathaniel, Blake later tells him that killing someone “always does something to you the first time.”
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Can have this in two instances, but some characters will have to die for them to happen.
    • If he kills Ethan while Jayden is alive, he will be suspended from the police force for an indefinite period of time.
    • If Jayden dies during the investigation, he will be confronted by a vision of Jayden from the ARI glasses he stole after his death, implying that he will suffer the effects of the ARI even without the sunglasses on.
  • Never Hurt an Innocent: While it's averted towards Ethan himself, it's played straight with Madison in the finale if she gets past his roadblock in the warehouse to warn him about the cops having their guns on him.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Killing Ethan while Jayden is alive results in Blake getting suspended.
  • Obliviously Evil: His actions complicate the plot and he has a temper that causes him to punch or shoot all the wrong people.
  • Pet the Dog: Has his moments depending on how the player does in various situations. He saves Jayden from Korda if the player fails the QTEs, and respects Jayden's belief of never wanting to get used to killing if he shoots Nathaniel.
    • Also, if Madison gets past his roadblock in front of the warehouse to warn Ethan about the police ready to kill him, he orders his men to hold their fire.
  • Police are Useless: Believes his methods of skirting around the law help him to get things done. They really just make him a shitty cop.
  • Police Brutality: He always prefers to violently rough up people without any thought of getting any info out of them.
  • Rabid Cop: To an almost comical degree. Blake's disregard for standard police procedure hinders the case. He'll go so far as to kill an innocent man because he thinks he's the killer.
  • Red Oni: To Jayden's and Perry's blue.
  • Smug Smiler: He smiles just to lay on his pretentiousness.
  • Smug Snake: He’s super-confident in what he does and doesn't care if he breaks the rules.
  • The Sociopath: If him being a violent cop wasn't enough, he also shows no sense of remorse over his acts of Police Brutality.
  • Turn in Your Badge: Allow Ethan to be killed by him while Jayden survives, and this is the result.
  • Unknown Rival: Jayden doesn't acknowledge him even if he puts him at gunpoint ("Under Arrest") and removes him off the case ("Solving the Puzzle").
  • Verbal Tic: "NORMAN."
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Towards Madison in "The Old Warehouse". He just orders her to leave when it's obvious he won't listen to her claim that Ethan is not the Origami Killer, and orders his men to hold their fire when she gets past his roadblock.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Not the killing type, just tells Jayden to "fuck off" as soon as he and the police think they got the answer to who the Origami Killer is.
    Captain Perry 
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"Welcome to the club, Jayden."

Voiced by: Paul Bandey (English)


  • Da Chief: To Jayden.
  • Jerkass: He is fine with some police brutality to close a high profile case.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: He declares to the press that Ethan is the Origami Killer without getting his confession.
  • Police are Useless: He is unhelpful at best and condones obstruction and violence at worst.
  • The Stoic: Normally unflappable even if Jayden and Blake are fighting.
    • Not So Stoic: If Jayden accuses Blake of being the Origami Killer.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In "Under Arrest", if Jayden tells him about Blake beating Ethan.
  • Turn in Your Badge: Same goes with Blake if he kills Ethan.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He will call out Jayden if he accuses Blake of being the Origami Killer.
    Mr. Sheppard 
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    Nathaniel Williams 

Voiced by: Tercelin Kirtley (English); César Díaz Capilla (Spanish)


  • Room Full of Crazy: His entire apartment is filled from the floor to the ceiling with religious decorations. Crosses, bibles, paintings of holy figures...
  • Shoot Him! He Has a... Wallet: After finally being talked down by Jayden he pulls a cross on Blake at the last moment, possibly forcing Jayden to shoot him due to mistaking it for a weapon.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: If Jayden doesn't shoot him, he gets arrested and is never seen again.
    Brad Silver 

Voiced by: Michael Rickwood (English)


  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: As soon as he gets cornered he turns from cocky and violent to pleading in about half a second.
  • Asshole Victim: Depending on how you view him.
  • Ax-Crazy: Father or not, he still chases Ethan around through his house firing a shotgun at him over marijuana, laughing like a maniac and is eager to shoot him point blank in the face in the middle of his daughter's room.
  • Dirty Coward: As soon as Ethan has the advantage to shoot him he is reduced to a begging mess.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He may be an amoral drug dealer, but he does seem to care deeply about his two daughters, Sarah and Cindy.
  • Fatal Family Photo: If Ethan shoots him.
  • Jerkass: When he first meets Ethan he is very rude to him and then ultimately assumes that he is junkie.
  • Pistol-Whipping: If Ethan decides not to shoot him he'll instead club him with his handgun to knock him out and make his escape.
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