Introduced in Episode 1: Roads
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Sean's best friend of several years, with whom he shares a very close relationship. After Sean and Daniel are forced to go on the run, Lyla is shown to be very concerned, with no doubt of her friend's innocence.
- Big Sister Instinct: Shown to have grown this towards Daniel, as she calls Sean an asshole when he kicks him out of his room when all he wanted was to show his zombie costume.
- Breakout Character: She initially was only going to appear in Roads. However, she appears in 3 out of the 4 next episodes because she was popular with fans.
- Break the Cutie: In the event where Sean doesn't call her, Lyla has a huge emotional breakdown over her best friend and his little brother's disappearances that puts her into a psychiatric clinic. In the event where Sean does contact her, she's still broken, but at least knows Sean is okay and get to say a proper goodbye.
- Bully Hunter: Downplayed. She isn't afraid to tell Brett to "shut the fuck up" when he's being a douche to her and Sean.
- Cool Big Sis: Is shown many times to act this way towards Daniel (who has a crush on her). In her and Sean's texts, when Daniel stole Sean's phone and texted Lyla, she played along and called him her "favorite Diaz". In the Wastelands flashback, she's shown to have gave him wooden letters that spells "Dan" for Daniel's bedroom, and Sean mentally notes that Daniel "was ready to propose to her just now". She also took his side when Sean kicked him out of his room, and in Sean's dream/flashback sequence she's babysitting Daniel.
- Deadpan Snarker: Seems to be exclusively reserved at Sean, though it's more of a playful example.Sean: What should I wear tonight [at the party]?Lyla: A condom.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Implied. All she talks about is getting wasted and high at Eric's party.
- Heroic BSoD: Suffers from one off-screen if Sean doesn't call her, which puts her into a mental clinic so much she's distressed.
- The Insomniac: Reading through Sean and Lyla's texts showcases that Lyla suffers from insomnia due to her depression episodes. If Sean contacts Lyla at the end of Episode 1 and does it again in the next episode, Lyla reveals she takes medication to help her sleep as the whole situation with Sean and Daniel is too much for her mental health.
- Ironic Name: Lyla means "night" or sometimes "daughter of the night". Lyla is revealed to be suffering from insomnia.
- Lady Swears-a-Lot: Just like her best friend Sean, Lyla should wash that foul mouth with soap.
- Like Brother and Sister: Both Lyla and Sean make it pretty clear that they mean a lot to each other. So much that if chosen to say goodbye, Lyla is the first and only person that Sean will risk calling while on the run.
- Maybe Ever After: Depending on if you kept in contact with her, she is the only person besides Daniel and Karen who shows up after Sean gets released from prison if both brothers surrender at the border. The huge hug both give to each other and what appears to be them holding hands afterwards might imply that they became a couple during the time skip.
- Nice Girl: Lyla is sweet, funny and a good loyal friend to Sean as well as a Cool Big Sis towards Daniel.
- Older Than They Look: In the Redemption ending, if she waits for Sean to get out of jail, she's shown to have the same baby face than when she was a teenager.
- Platonic Life-Partners: Seems to be this with Sean, with the two of them maintaining a deep and strong relationship that seemingly has no romantic undertones. Lyla will tell Sean that she loves him several times throughout the first episode. In the Redemption ending, if Sean tried to make contact with Lyla during his journey, their interaction in the ending scene could be interpreted as romantic.
- Romantic Wingman: Gladly and eagerly this for Sean towards Jenn.
- Secret Keeper: If Sean decides to call her before he throws away his phone, shes the only one who he gave any updates to.
- Shipper on Deck: Lyla approves Seans crush on Jenn and has helped him with getting Jenn to notice him.
- The Stoner: Conversations with Sean has shown that shes pretty heavy with weed.
- Undying Loyalty: Never once doubts Sean after he and Daniel are on the run for a crime they didn't commit. Deconstructed when it's shown the toll and stress she endures defending them against the angry masses has her seeking therapy, especially if Sean never contacts her. It does get Reconstructed if you made an effort to contact her as much as you can as she managed to gain more followers on Facebook to help the Diaz brothers be seen as innocent and she's the only person besides Daniel and Karen to show up at Sean's release from prison and what is implied to be a Relationship Upgrade.
- We Used to Be Friends: During the time skip between Episode 1 and 2, she and Jenn had a falling out and by the time Sean calls her in Episode 2, she states that they don't talk to each other anymore. They regain their friendship in Episode 5 once Jenn joins up with supporting Sean on Facebook.
- What the Hell, Hero?: She rightfully calls Sean out on his attitude when he rudely kicks Daniel out of his room and even calls him an asshole for it.
- You Need to Get Laid: Teases Sean about it to explain why he's so grumpy and uptight with his brother.
Brett Vaughn Foster
Sean and Daniel's next door neighbor. He clearly doesn't get along well with them, which culminates in a violent confrontation that essentially kickstarts the whole plot.
- Asshole Victim: His fight with Sean caused him to hit his head on a rock and struggle to breathe.
- The Bully: He violently threatens Daniel for a simple accident.
- Cranky Neighbor: And a racist one, on top of that.
- Flipping the Bird: He flips Lyla off after she rightfully calls him a dickhead for insulting her and Sean.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: He's a racist bully with a scar on his nose.
- Hate Sink: He's a racist, ableist jerkass with no redeeming qualities, and he's indirectly responsible for the game's main conflict.
- Jerkass: He acts antagonistically to the protagonists every time he's on-screen and constantly throws insults, whether at Sean and his brother or Lyla.
- Like Father, Like Son: Sean can find letters around his house from a "Scott Foster" who's most likely Brett's father. The letters imply that Scott antagonizes Esteban in a manner similar to how Brett antagonizes Daniel, except Scott passive-aggressively complains about insignificant property violations and loud parties rather than resorting to open bullying.
- Paper Tiger: He tries to make himself look tough, but he goes down pretty easily with his fight with Sean.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: He uses racial slurs against Daniel and Sean and calls Daniel a "fucking retard".
- Small Role, Big Impact: If he hadn't picked a fight with Sean, the plot never would've happened.
- Tap on the Head: Victim of this during his fight with Sean where he hits his head against a rock. Though this trope seems to be played rather realistically, as he's not unconscious, struggles to breathe and groaning in a lot of pain.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: The entire events of season 2 probably wouldn't have happened had he not picked a fight with the Diaz brothers.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: While the incident in Seattle mentions the death of Esteban and the police officer, there are no mentions of Brett. Since he is not mentioned among the victims, he seems to have survived his severe head injury.
- Would Hurt a Child: He harshly grabs Daniel by the arm and threatens him for spilling fake blood on his shirt. Thankfully, Sean arrives on the scene just before he could do anything worse.
Officer Kindred Matthews
A jumpy police officer who arrives on the scene after the Diaz brother's fight with Brett Foster. Due to the scene looking a lot worse than the situation actually was, and possibly due to the fact that the "suspects" are Mexicans, he ends up pulling his gun and actually making the situation worse.
- Asshole Victim: A guy that just points his gun at two kids especially a nine year old, without even giving them a chance to explain, then shooting their unarmed father. Its hard to feel bad for him, even Sean doesnt.
- Continuity Snarl: He is referred to as "K. Matthews" by himself and his dashcam in "Roads" but is referred to as "Philip Matthews" by his sister in a statement during "Rules". This was eventually fixed in a patch which changed the name "Philip" to "Kindred".
- Dirty Coward: If immediately calling for backup upon seeing two Mexican children doesn't qualify Matthews as this, then what likely does is him pulling out his gun and aiming it at the clearly unarmed 16 and 9 year olds.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Not really "evil" at all, but "Rules" reveals he has a sister at home who shares a few kind words about her deceased brother and shares her condolences for the Diaz family's loss in a statement.
- My God, What Have I Done?: He clearly shot his weapon in a moment of panic, and shows shock when he realizes he gunned down Esteban.
- Nervous Wreck: He was clearly not meant to be alone with this situation, as he handles it terribly, jumps to conclusions, points his gun at children and shoots an innocent man who simply wanted to talk.
- Oh, Crap!: He clearly didn't mean to shoot Esteban Diaz, as his reaction shows. Not that he had much time to reflect on his actions afterward, however.
- Police Brutality: The fact that he was pointing a gun at two kids and ended up killing someone, even if it was accidental, shows that he has this trait.
- Shout-Out: Both of his pre and post-patch names "Philip" and "Kindred" respectively are references to Philip K. Dick, who wrote the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. This seems to be in itself a reference to the first two Life Is Strange games which referenced the film Blade Runner, an adaptation of the novel.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He barely has a couple minutes of screentime, but him shooting Esteban Diaz is what helps kick off the plot.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Despite how jumpy he is, there really was no way he could have foreseen his actions causing Daniel to level half the neighborhood with his mind powers.
- Would Hurt a Child: No matter his motive, he still pointed his weapon at a Mexican boy.
An "online traveling journalist" that Sean and Daniel meet at a gas station. Despite coming off as a little odd at first, he quickly proves himself to be very friendly and helpful to Sean and Daniel once the plot kicks off.
- Animal Motif: A bear was used to represent him in the flashback to episode one, being big, very fuzzy, and friendly.
- Big Brother Instinct: The instant he sees Sean and Daniel run to his car for help, he does not hesitate a second to let them in and immediately believes them after they tell them about what Hank did to Sean.
- Big Fun: A bulky, amicable and kind person.
- Cool Big Bro: Acts this way towards the Diaz brothers, believing them right away after learning Hank kidnapped Sean, gives them a ride and helps Sean with his issues by giving him wild advice and comforting him when he breaks down in tears.
- Creepy Good: Sean sees him as a bit of a weirdo at first but he turns out to be a friendly guy who helps out the Diaz brothers by taking them to a motel and giving them his bookbag to help them out.
- Curtains Match the Window: His hair and eyes are the same shade of brown.
- Friend to All Children: Implied by how he acts like a Cool Big Bro towards Daniel.
- Gentle Giant: He's basically a human teddy bear, who's friendly and wears his heart on his sleeve.
- Good Samaritan: This man knows nothing about these two kids, except that they are wanted for the death of a cop in Seattle. Yet, he listens to Sean telling his story, comforts him, pays them a motel room and gives them supplies and money for their trip to Puertos Lobos. Sean is taken aback and touched by the kindness coming from a total stranger.
- The Hermit: Brody comes from a family with "money", as he puts it. However, as he did not identify with them or their culture he left and has since been living on the road, with no company other than his car, laptop and the people he may meet while traveling.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: This man is the good in the world that we need more of.
- Intrepid Reporter: He goes out far enough to find interesting topics for his blog.
- Meganekko: A male example. He wears glasses, which emphasizes his teddy bear build and his kind-hearted nature.
- Nice Guy: Brody doesn't seem to have an unkind bone in his entire body.
- Not What It Looks Like: Daniel's first impression with Brody is seeing him looking at nude pictures on his computer. Turns out he's just doing an online report about nudists. If Sean reads the article, he notes that it wasn't as bad as he first thought.
- Rich Kid Turned Social Activist: He reveals that he comes from a wealthy family in Utah, which he left in order to live on the road away from them. He seemingly isn't on good terms with them, though he does care about them enough to travel back home to visit his dying mother.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Thanks to Brody's kindness and encouragement by giving them money and a new book bag, Sean and Daniel were able to have a fighting chance on going to Mexico, managing to make it far enough to reach their grandparents and go even further than they would have on foot.
- Walking the Earth: He travels on the road.
- White Sheep: He describes his family as having money, but no soul. From the sound of it, he was the only person from his family who wanted to use his privilege to make the world a better place.
The elderly shopkeeper who works at the gas station that Sean and Daniel visit.
- Ambiguous Situation: Is she as racist as her husband? Or is she too meek to step to him?
- Character Tic: Raising and waving her left hand when she talks.
- Child Hater: Can potentially come off as this. Depending on your behavior in the store, she can explain to Daniel that he can't adopt her dog either gently and sweetly or cold and harshly.
- Cool Old Lady: If you are on your best behavior and make pleasant conversation with her, she warms up to the boys and talks to them much more sympathetically. Sean writes in his sketchbook that she could be a little cool, and even acknowledges later on that she's nice even if her husband's a cruel monster.
- Extreme Doormat: Even if she does learn to like Sean and Daniel while they're in her store, she will still nervously allow her husband to assault the boys and tie them up in the back of the store without much more than a single meek questioning.
- Gun Nut: According to Hank, she collects guns, still showcasing they live in a rural all-white region.
- Happily Married: To Hank.
- Ice Queen: She can be harsh and cold if Sean acts suspiciously or disrespectfully in her store.
- Iron Lady: She carries a similar disposition to Chloe's mother Joyce. She is stern and glib and keeps a steely eye on her shop.
- Morality Pet: Even if Hank is racist and a huge jerkass, he clearly loves Doris and is in a happy marriage with her.
- Nice Girl: If Sean is careful about his and Daniel's appearances, does not act suspicious, and is respectful towards her, Doris shows herself to be a kind woman.
- Pet the Dog:
- She gives you a bear keychain for free after seeing how Daniel thought they were cute.
- A slightly more literal example involves the stray puppy that she takes care of in her store.
- What Does She See in Him?: Lampshaded by a captive Sean about her racist husband:Sean: [to himself] Sorry, but you married an asshole.
An older man that Sean and Daniel meet at a gas station that he works at. He ends up confronting the two boys for what happened earlier in the plot and makes things much harder for them later. He's married to Doris Stamper.
- Asshole Victim: If the player has Sean beat him and steal a camping set from his store, old bastard had it coming.
- Bad Samaritan: He comes off as a kind man who worries over two kids without parental guidance, but once Sean tries to get away when he sees his true motives, he then kidnaps him (after possibly slapping Daniel) and calls the cop on them.
- Beard of Evil: He's a racist redneck with a garnished beard.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Comes off as friendly and worried about seeing two kids alone, but this goes away the bat of an eye when he reveals himself to be a die-hard racist asshole who assumes Sean stole from him simply because of his race. He is also seen as a good citizen in the press and in the region, despite the fact he kidnapped a minor and assaulted him and his younger brother.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He's a racist asshole, but he's Happily Married to his wife Doris, who he adores.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Played with. He does point out that it's not safe for a pre-teen to be by themselves in the wild and criticizes Sean for dragging Daniel around...not long after he hits Daniel.
- Evil Old Folks: An old racist who slaps Daniel, kidnaps Sean, kicks and hits him when he's tied and helpless and plans to hand him to the police for no other reason than him being Latino.
- Happily Married: To Doris. While tied in his office, Sean can find a carved wooden bear that Hank made for her.
- Hidden Depths: For a rude racist bastard, he enjoys carving wooden bears (a bit too much, to his wife's annoyance).
- Hypocrite: He claims that he wouldn't hurt a little boy, yet he smacks Daniel for stopping him from apprehending Sean as well as tries to capture them in order to hand them over to the police.
- Jerkass: A prejudiced racist who hits two innocent kids for their racial background. He was also rude to Brody in the past for no apparent reason.
- Karma Houdini: Receives no lasting punishment for his attack on the Diaz brothers. If Sean opts to beat Hank up, Hank will later claim to the media that the Diaz brothers attempted to kill him, and the media will portray him as a hero and victim. But you gotta admit it was so Worth It.
- Knight Templar: His racism is pretty blatant, and he mixes this with his behaviour acts if he's a patriot dealing with a couple of cop killers.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Downplayed. He's a Karma Houdini who's seen as a victim in the press and no one knows what he did to Sean no matter what happens, but if Sean chooses to assault him, he definitely had it coming.
- Pet the Dog: A minor example, but if Sean doesn't assault him, Hank will tell the media he was concerned about the brothers and their safety, and they ran away from him when he approached them. While his cover story is Blatant Lies, he at least doesn't pass the boys off as criminals, and presumably doesn't try to charge or accuse them of anything despite Daniel wrecking his store.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: He accuses Sean and Daniel of stealing from his store even if they didn't, accuses them of not being citizens, and even uses a racial slur against one of them. He likely only targets the two boys in the first place because they're Mexicans.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Hank is a violent racist who has won awards for being a good citizen and has close friends in the police force. A newspaper article Sean can find in Episode 2 shows that the media is treating him as a hero who was almost killed by the Diaz brothers, with Hank's knocking out and kidnapping Sean going unmentioned by the press.
- Would Hurt a Child: He has no problems striking Daniel.
A female puppy dog that Doris was caring for at the gas station. Following the events that happened there, Daniel decides to take the dog for himself, naturally without telling Sean first. He decides to call her Mushroom.
- Canine Companion: Towards the Diaz brothers, mostly Daniel.
- Decoy Protagonist: Once she gets adopted by Daniel, it seems as though she will be the brothers' Canine Companion for the entire game. Sadly, she's killed off early into Rules.
- Dies Wide Open: Her eyes are still opened when Sean picks up her lifeless body.
- Dropped a Bridge on Her: Her unfortunate death is a bit abrupt.
- Evil-Detecting Dog: A downplayed example, but during the motel scene where Daniel's power goes haywire (due to his breakdown over learning the truth about his dad's fate), Mushroom is terrorized in a corner and doesn't stop barking while everything spins in the room.
- Gratuitous Animal Sidekick: A tragic example. She's believed to become the new Team Pet to the Diaz brothers after they adopt her in "Roads", yet she is attacked by a puma and loses her life in the next episode.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: A small, defenseless and adorable puppy with blue eyes.
- Kill the Cutie: Poor puppy had no luck against a wild cougar.
- Light Is Good: She's a white puppy with brown spots, and is an adorable dog who loves the Diaz brothers.
- Morality Pet: A literal example. Her death showcases what happens when Daniel's grief mixes up with his powers. If Sean doesn't intervene, Daniel can kill the cougar responsible for her death. And it all goes downhill for the Diaz brothers after Mushroom dies.
- Precious Puppy: Just look at her. She's as adorable as any puppy can be.
- Puppy-Dog Eyes: Comes with being an actual puppy.
- Reality Ensues: While Mushroom was outside, she was suddenly killed by a mountain lion. In real life, Mountain Lions are known to eat unprotected, domestic animals due to the loss of their natural habitats and desperation for food since the other wild animals (i.e. deer for example) have been driven away. To the Diaz brothers, Mushroom was their pet and source of comfort in difficult times; to the mountain lion, she was an unprotected source of food during the winter.
- Sacrificial Lamb: Is killed by a cougar early into Rules to further demonstrate how grief affects Daniel and the use of his powers, as well as have Sean influence Daniel on whether or not using his powers is okay in certain situations.
- Undying Loyalty: She is a dog after all. She always stays by Daniel's side, and listens to him more than she does with Sean.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Joins the Diaz brothers at the end of Episode 1, then gets killed at the start of Episode 2.
Introduced in Episode 2: Rules
The Cougar is an animal that resides in Willamette National Forest.
- Ambiguous Situation: Judging by its behaviour (eating small animals), the cougar is more likely to be female than male since females are known to eat small animals. Cougars bury their food for later consumption as part of an instinct called "cashing", but females are known to bring their food to their 2-4 kittens. Suggesting that the cougar may have simply been trying to provide food for her kittens during the winter season.
- Necessary Evil: Since the events of Rules take place in the winter, the cougar may have been hunting for food in order to survive the winter since its natural prey has either migrated or gone into hibernation. If you buy into the idea that the cougar is trying to provide for its kittens then you have another reason why she's hunting in the first place.
- Predation Is Natural: The cougar was simply a hungry, wild animal who found an unprotected source of food during the winter.
- Small Role, Big Impact: She only appears in the first act of Rules but her presence kills off Mushroom, Daniel and Shaun's puppy. If Daniel kills the cougar, then it reintroduces him to death and loss except he's personally responsible for it this time.
- Truth in Television: As sad as it is, cougars are known to hunt domestic animals but it's more complicated than outright evil. Cougars usually hunt deer and small animals (from coyotes to woodrats) but due to humans taking over their natural habitats, they've had to resort to hunting unprotected domestic animals since their natural prey has been driven away, or hunted down. Since the episode is set in winter, then the cougar's natural prey has gone into hibernation as well and made the cougar desperate for food. As harsh as it is, Mushroom was just in the wrong place at the worst possible time.
- Villain: Exit, Stage Left: If spared then the cougar will run away with Mushroom's body to either eat it, bury it for later consumption, or feed it to her cubs.
Sean and Daniel's maternal grandmother. Claire is a very religious and charitable woman who lives in Beaver Creek.
- Animal Motif: Wolves, indicating that Sean really does see his grandparents as their family despite being distant from them. He also refers to them as "Old Wolves", who are wise and caring of their young.
- Ascended Extra: Has a more prominent role during Rules after her brief appearance in The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She's a nice lady, but she's not fun to be around when she's mad, as Sean and Daniel see after they break into Karen's old room.
- Chekhov's Gunman: She was first introduced as a minor character in The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit. She's a major character in Life is Strange 2's second episode.
- Control Freak: She wants thing to go her way and is dead set on wanting everyone who lives under her roof to respect her rules. Sean blatantly tells her it's the reason why Karen couldn't stick around.
- Cool Old Lady: She might be strict and works by her own rules, she's kind, motherly and loves children.
- Doting Grandparent: She's very loving of her grandsons and makes sure they have everything they need when they stay over at her place.
- Friend to All Children: Is loved by Chris and Daniel.
- Good All Along: Her faith and Stephens comment about her not possibly being tolerant about Daniel's powers make you think that she'll sell out the Diaz brothers and her reaction after seeing them in Karen's room doesn't help. Turns out when she sees Daniel's power, she takes it as a miracle from God and wastes no time to help defend Sean and Daniel from the police.
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: She dislikes bad language, and would rather uses terms such as "sugar" to express frustration.
- Happily Married: To Stephen, for more than 40 years.
- I Have No Daughter!: She disowned her daughter Karen after she abandoned her family. Even 8 years later she still refuses to acknowledge Karen as her daughter. It does get better in Episode 5, particularly in the Parting Ways ending where they are finally on speaking terms again.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: She's a kind woman with blue eyes, though it mixes up with Icy Blue Eyes whenever Karen or her past is mentioned.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She can be strict, but she's a loving woman who doesn't hesitate a single second to take her orphaned fugitive grandsons in, despite it putting her and her husband in danger of being incarcerated for being accomplices.
- Mama Bear: She doesn't get violent, but she has a strong maternal instinct towards her grandsons, and also to Chris, whom she constantly worries over due to his father's alcoholism and fears for his safety. If Chris fails to not make her suspicious in The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, she will tell Chris she'll call social services and help him with his father's situation.
- Meganekko: She's a kind old lady with glasses.
- My Beloved Smother: More of a grandmother variant towards Sean and Daniel, but it's also stated that her strict rules contributed in her daughter Karen feeling trapped in what society expected her to become.
- Nosy Neighbor: A good-natured variant, as Claire often checks on the Eriksens due to being aware of Charles' alcohol problem and grief over his wife, and worries over his nine year old son Chris. Charles even calls her a "nosey bitch" during one of his drunken rants.
- Parental Substitute: In the Redemption and Parting Ways endings, she and Stephen get custody of Daniel and give him the normal life he deserves.
- Secret Keeper: She and her husband decide to lie to the police and distract them while their grandsons escape, not revealing their whereabouts.
- We Need a Distraction: She distracts the police while Sean and Daniel escape by the back door.
Sean and Daniel's maternal grandfather. He was Beaver Creek's fire chief before he retired.
- Animal Motif: Wolves, indicating that Sean really does see his grandparents as their family despite being distant from them. He also refers to them as "Old Wolves", who are wise and caring of their young.
- Conspiracy Theorist: Sneaking a peek at Stephen's laptop shows that he believes that Esteban's death was part of a government superweapon conspiracy.
- Cool Old Guy: He's a friendly old man who builds model trains in his spare time and is considerably less strict than his wife.
- Distressed Dude: A minor example, but he gets stuck underneath his broken wardrobe towards the climax of Rules. Daniel can either help him thus reveal his powers to Claire, or do nothing while Sean pulls him out and injures him more.
- Doting Grandparent: He bonds quite rapidly with his grandsons, especially Daniel over his model train tracks.
- Happily Married: To Claire, for more than 40 years.
- Henpecked Husband: Downplayed, as Stephen doesn't seem to let himself be pushed around by Claire, but he's way more reasonable and laidback than she is, and she's the one who makes the rules when the Diaz brothers stay over at their place.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Just like his wife, his kind nature is reflected through his blue eyes.
- Lazy Bum: He calls himself lazy over the tasks his wife ask him to do, though it's downplayed considering Stephen doesn't let his wife do all the house work and is pretty invested in his model trains.
- Nice Guy: He's a kind old man who does not hesitate a single second to take his estranged grandsons in.
- Papa Wolf: He's protective of his grandsons, despite being estranged from them, and proposes right away that they stay with him and Claire after everything they've been through, not caring the slightest if it can make him and Claire accomplices.
- Parental Substitute: In the Redemption and Parting Ways endings, he and Claire get custody of Daniel and give him the normal life he deserves.
- Precision F-Strike: Says the word "hell" on two occasions.
- Retired Badass: He's a retired fireman, who was rewarded for his work and amazing career.
- Secret Keeper:
- He notices Daniel's superpowers, but agrees to keep them secret from Claire because her religious views might cause her to take the revelation that her grandson has supernatural powers badly. Turns out later on if you rescue him by using Daniel's powers that his fear was unwarranted.
- He later hides from the police that Sean and Daniel were with them and doesn't tell them where they are going.
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Lucy Rose "Cassidy (Cass)" Jones
A traveling musician that Sean befriends in Beaver Creek.
- Abusive Parents: Her father is a meth-addict and beat up her ex-boyfriend for not being white, while her mother didn't intervene. This prompted Cassidy to leave home and never look back.
- Animal Motif: Along with the rest of her hippie group, Sean uses a hound as her animal portrayal in his story. She, like the brothers, is very close to her family, but while they had a close relationship with their father and are cordial toward their maternal grandparents, Cassidy sees her group as her Family of Choice. Unlike wolves, hounds are domesticated, so a group of hounds would represent being abandoned by their families, unlike the Diaz brothers who were forcefully separated from their own.
- The Bard: Because she's a decent musician and the only person with a guitar, Cassidy is the group's primary source of live entertainment.
- Big "NO!": She screams this in the event where she witnesses Merrill kill Finn.
- Broken Bird: Hannah mentions Cassidy was at rock bottom when they found her. Luckily, finding the hippie group helped her a lot.
- Cool People Rebel Against Authority: Sports a punk-esque appearance and is not impressed by the Christmas market booth owner, who calls her and Finn "fucking parasites".
- Dark and Troubled Past: She grew up in a racist family, and witnessed her drug addict father beat up her non-white boyfriend with her brother also threatening to shoot him if he comes again. She then ran away from home and became a lost, angry Broken Bird.
- Deadpan Snarker: Showcased when she and Finn sass the rude shop keeper at Beaver Creek.
- Delinquent Hair: Cassidy is a girl with dark purple dyed hair who lives off the grid in a hippie commune, working for an illegal marijuana farm.
- Dysfunctional Family: Her father is a meth-addict, her mother is implied to be a meek woman afraid of standing up to her husband, and her brother is racist to the point where he threatened to shoot his own sister if she kept dating her non-white boyfriend.
- Has a Type: According to Finn, she has a thing for "suburban boys".
- Heroic BSoD: She definitely breaks down when she witnesses Finn's death. In the next episode, Sean notes how broken she is in her letter.
- Heroes Love Dogs: She and Finn adopted a stray mutt who follows them in their journey through train-hopping.
- Hobo: She calls herself one, preferring a life without a stationary home.
- Love Interest: A potential one for Sean.
- Meaningful Name:
- Cassidy means "clever", which fits Cassidy's personality being more mature and reasonable than any of the Trimmigrants and disagreeing right away with Finn's idea to steal from Merrill.
- It can also mean "curly", which fits her hair and how she's depicted as a curly-haired dog.
- Cassidy was also stated to be named after Butch Cassidy, an American train and bank robber. It fits her being a train hopper, and also counts as an Ironic Name considering she's the first person to refuse to steal from Merrill.
- She shares her name with David Cassidy and Eva Cassidy, who are musicians like she is.
- Mellow Fellow: While everyone in her commune is this in some way, Cassidy is the most relaxed and positive. It is said by Hannah, though, that Cassidy used to be a much angrier person regarding her troubled family and has mellowed out over time.
- Ms. Fanservice: As a potential love interest for Sean, she has a skinny dipping scene (and, if so chosen, a sex scene) where she shows off her toned naked body in Episode Three.
- Nice Girl: Overall, Cassidy is a warm and caring individual who always looks out for her friends.
- Not Good with Rejection: She gets rude and prissy if Sean kisses her but refuses to join her in her tent to have sex.
- Official Couple: With Sean, if romanced.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Faith reveals through Agent Flores' files that Cassidy's real name is actually Lucy Rose Jones.
- Outside Ride: She and Finn like to travel this way, jumping on freight trains to hitch a cheap ride. Sean and Daniel end up adopting this idea at the end of Episode Two.
- Ship Tease: With Sean. The player can make them an item if they choose to.
- Shipper on Deck: Cassidy shows herself to be supportive of Sean and Finn if they form a relationship, telling Sean that Finn's crush on him is obvious and reacting with glee if Sean admits to kissing him.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She's normally in the "sugar" side, but if Sean reveals agreeing to commit the heist with Finn or he rejects her advances, Cassidy can showcase an angrier, more vicious side.
- Three Chords and the Truth: If you listen to her in Episode Two, she sings a song with some meaningful lyrics, playing her acoustic guitar as she does.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Hannah. The two are shown to bicker occasionally, but they ultimately enjoy each other's company.
- Walking the Earth: Cassidy mentions to Sean that she needs to move, and being stationary for too long makes her feel trapped.
- What the Hell, Hero?:
- She gets angered if Sean agrees to the heist. Even more so if he does so and lies to Cassidy about it, which causes Cassidy to sever ties with Sean the following episode, blaming him for breaking up the group.
- If Sean instead refuses to do the heist, she will lash out at Finn for leaving with Daniel to commit the heist anyway once she and Sean catch up to him at Merrill's place.
- When She Smiles: She sports a warm smile when looking at Sean. It clearly impacts the latter, prompting Cassidy to ask Sean if he has a crush on her.
- Women Are Wiser: Cassidy is shown to be more level-headed than her peers, particularly Finn. Especially so when Finn proposes they steal the money from Merrill's safe.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has purple dyed hair.
Finnegan "Finn" McNamara
Cassidy's companion on their train-hopping journey.
- Anguished Declaration of Love: If the player romances Sean with Finn and Finn survives the heist at Merrill's and chooses to escape the hospital stealthy in "Faith", Sean can wake up Finn in his hospital room and have a last chat with him before escaping, where Finn will heartfully tell Sean that he loves him.
- Anything That Moves: He claims he doesn't mind the gender of his partner if it means he can get laid in the end.
- The Big Damn Kiss: Can share one with Sean if he agrees to steal Merrill's money.
- Big Brother Instinct: He gives a Death Glare to Big Joe when he is about to give a beating to Daniel, and would've definitely tried to stop him if not from Daniel using his power to defend himself.
- Big Brother Mentor: Becomes a non-familial one to Daniel during the latter and Sean's stay with the drifters. It can lead to some friction between him, Sean and Daniel, especially once Finn intends to use Daniel's powers to steal from Merrill.
- Bury Your Gays: Until Sean's possible death in one of the endings, Finn is the only LGBTQ+ character who can die, as you'll lose him if you're not careful with the choices during the heist at Merrill's place. Luckily, this can be averted fairly easily.
- Character Death: A possible case. If Sean either shoots Merrill or tells Daniel not to use his powers and Daniel obeys, Finn will end up being shot and killed by Merrill.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Has shades of this. He's a mellow and carefree stoner, who is open-minded and dreams of living in a beach house in Costa Rica, drinking cocktails with his friends.
- Cool Big Bro: Acts this way towards Daniel, being more laidback than Sean and willing to have fun.
- Deadpan Snarker: His deadpan tone comes from being stoned 80% of the time, which makes his snark even more hilarious.
- Death Glare: Gives a vicious one to Big Joe when he is about to beat Daniel.
- Dies Wide Open: The picture of the crime scene at the farm from Flores' files shows Finn lying dead with opened eyes.
- Dreadlock Rasta: Finn's brown hair is styled in medium-length dreadlocks, which are adorned with several multicolored dread beads, coils, and clips.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Parting Ways shows Daniel holding a picture of Finn with Sean (if the player romanced them), indicating that Finn earned his Costa Rica trip after all.
- Easily Forgiven: That if Sean does forgive him for putting him and Daniel in danger.
- Erudite Stoner: Between his dreadlocks, facial piercings, super calm demeanor and long drawl, Finn might as well have the word "Stoner" tattooed to his forehead.
- Fatal Flaw: Greed. He's considerably more materialistic than the other trimmigrants (especially Cassidy); his big dream is a beach house in Costa Rica, and he proposes using Daniel's powers to help rob Merrill in retaliation for Merrill firing Sean and witholding their weekly pay. Even if he doesn't literally die during the attempt, he does get hospitalized and separated from Sean and the rest of the group, possibly permanently.
- Flipping the Bird: Does the two fingers variant to Big Joe after he drives away from the camp.Finn: Later, Big Joe. [flips him off] Smile, asshole.
- Friends with Benefits: He and Hannah occasionally have sex, but don't view one another as anything more than friends.
- Gay Option: Is one of the potential romance options for Sean, and the only male love interest.
- Heroes Love Dogs: He and Cassidy adopted a stray mutt who follows them in their journey through train-hopping.
- Heroic Sacrifice: A non-lethal example: if Sean doesn't speak up when Big Joe asks who threw the ashtray at his head (which was actually caused by Daniel's power), Finn will say it was him and take a punch from Big Joe.
- I Just Want My Beloved to Be Happy: If the player has Sean turn down his advances, Finn will apologize for misunderstanding and will even encourage Sean to spend more time with Cassidy.
- Irony: In his tent, Sean can find Lord of the Flies. A book that deconstructs the idea of living without adults and authority, an idea which Finn embraces.
- It's All About Me: Cassidy accuses Finn of being selfish when he proposes Sean and Daniel (a child) help him to break into Merrill's safe.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He takes advantage of Daniel's superpowers for his own gain, putting him, Sean and potentially Cassidy in danger. Despite this, he grows genuinely fond of Sean and Daniel, and if he survives Episode 3, he'll apologize to Sean in Episode 4 for his actions.
- Knife Nut: A saner example, who keeps a collection of knives, either whittling or throwing them. In Sean's journal, he nicknames Finn as "the Knife Master."
- Knuckle Tattoos: Across Finn's knuckles is "FREE PIZA."
- The Leader: Of the charismatic variety, Finn is the self-appointed leader of the Humboldt marijuana farm workers.
- Ladykiller in Love: He's implied to have a diverse sex life and not look for anything more serious than that, yet he seems to really have fallen for Sean. If romanced, Parting Ways shows a picture of Sean with Finn, meaning that after 6 years, they formed a long term relationship and travel together.
- Love Interest: A potential one for Sean.
- Meaningful Name: His surname, McNamara, means "Son of the Hound of the Sea". Considering his connection with dogs, this is fitting.
- Official Couple: With Sean, if romanced and Finn is not killed by Merrill.
- Parental Betrayal: As a child he worked for his father alongside his three older brothers, stealing, stripping down and selling hot-wired cars. When their father got busted, he pinned the blame on Finn and his brothers, who went to jail as a result. Once free Finn left his home behind and began to travel.
- Pretty Boy: He's a relatively attractive young man.
- Really Gets Around: Implied. He claims he doesn't care the gender of a partner if it means he can "have some". He also has a Friends with Benefits relationship with Hannah, and who knows who else in the hippie group.
- Ship Tease: With Sean. The player can make them an item if they choose to.
- Shipper on Deck: If Sean has high intimacy with Cassidy, Finn will encourage him to make the most of his last night and spend time with her.
- Shout-Out: His name is confirmed to be a reference to Huckleberry Finn.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Not as much as Sean, but Finn isn't shy to let out a few F-bombs here and there.
- Toxic Friend Influence: While he means well, he encourages Daniel to indulge his whims and use his powers for personal gain, which contrasts sharply with Sean's more cautious approach. He can have a similar effect on Sean himself, if he succeeds in convincing Sean to go along with the robbery.
A resident of Beaver Creek and an old friend of Charles Eriksen.
- Dirty Cop: He is referred to as "Deputy" in the game files and has the town's sheriff on his dial. This points to him being the sheriff's deputy, which is rather concerning considering the implications of his nature.
- Hypocrite: He applauds Sean for his artistic passion but chides Cassidy and Finn for panhandling via the former's musical talent.
- Jerkass: Despite coming across as nice to Sean and especially his old friend Charles, hes rude towards Cassidy and Finn for almost no real reason (though hes right about their dog not being on a leash in public).
- Kick the Dog: The way he treats Cassidy and Finn who are simply trying to make whatever money they can is overtly cruel and petty. The only real valid criticism he has on them is having their dog out and about without a leash.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Sean can command Daniel to toss a pile of snow on his head for being an asshole.
- Pet the Dog: He's genuinely supportive of Sean's passion for art, which makes his disapproval of Cassidy utilizing her music to earn money rather hypocritical but is still pretty sweet coming from him. He is also sympathetic towards Charles and completely understands why that has caused him to drift away from their friendship. To top it off, he is the one who hooked Charles up with his current railroad job after he lost his former one.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: He's clearly not too fond of Cassidy and Finn's presence on merit of them being drifters. He refers to them as "parasites" and "trash", even accusing them of wasting their talents on the road and blames them for the United States being in poor shape.
- Right-Wing Militia Fanatic: He gives Sean a flyer for a libertarianism website with a strong stance against taxation, complete with a Gadsden flag. His aggression towards Cassidy and Finn also comes from his contempt towards people he views as contributing nothing to society.
- The Stool Pigeon: If Sean didn't call Lyla nor access Facebook on Stephen's laptop, it's implied that Nick was the one who called the police on the Diaz brothers. At the Christmas market, he plans to inform a "Gus" about Cassidy and Finn's presence. Beaver Creek's sheriff is named "Angus", and according to game files, Nick is the deputy.
- We Used to Be Friends: Him and Charles used to be very close before Emily's death. Once they run into each other again at the Christmas market, Nick holds no hard feelings and is nothing but sympathetic towards him.
Introduced in Episode 3: Wastelands
One of Cassidy and Finn's companions.
- Deadpan Snarker: It's rare she doesn't snark when she speaks.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She seems aloof and rude at first, but she actually mellows around Sean once she sees how much he cares about Daniel.
- Friends with Benefits: She and Finn occasionally have sex, but don't view one another as anything more than friends.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's abrasive to Sean at first, but warms up to him once she realizes that he's just trying to look after Daniel.
- Lady Swears-a-Lot: She swears in almost any sentence she speaks. Mostly when she talks to Cassidy.
- Naked First Impression: Not to the characters, but for the audience, as she's introduced walking across camp topless.
- Parental Betrayal: Her mother had drug problems, and sold the artist equipment Hannah worked hard to buy for her in order to get money for drugs, and hid it from Hannah. When Hannah learned the truth, she decided to run away from home.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: Is completely comfortable walking around the camp with a bare chest.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Cassidy. The two of them argue all day, but gladly get high together at night.
Baptist Dean "Penny" Mickael
A mentally ill friend of Finn and Cassidy.
- Camp Gay: He's got a good fashion style and he doesn't hide his sexuality.
- Cloudcuckoolander: His conspiracy theories about government drones is just the tip of the iceberg.
- Conspiracy Theorist: He's 100% sure the buzzing noises he hears aren't from bugs, but from government drones spying on the camp and ready to have them arrested.
- Dark and Troubled Past: According to Orvalle Williams, Penny grew up in a rough part of Detroit, where his peers often chastised him for his sexuality. He fell in with drug addicts in his late teens, developed hypochondria due to his malnutrition combined with drug use, and couldn't go to college despite being intelligent enough because of his upbringing. He started drifting some time after, and about two years prior to Episode 3, his boyfriend went missing.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: He's Afro-American and has blonde hair, though dyed.
- Delinquent Hair: Has an undercut with bleached blonde hair.
- Deadpan Snarker: Almost anything that comes out of his mouth.
- Hypochondria: According to his voice actor, Penny is hypochondriac due to his excessive use of cannabis mixed with the lack of food he had over the past years.
- Knuckle Tattoos: Has "EPIC FAIL" written across his knuckles.
- The Lost Lenore: His boyfriend went missing years ago and still thinks about him.
- Nice Guy: He's a little out there with his conspiracy theories, but he's a funny guy to be around.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: His real name, revealed in Agent Flores' files in Faith, is actually Baptist Dean Mickael.
- The Paranoiac: He's convinced the camp is being spied by drones. It has something to do with his drug use and his mental illness.
- Shout-Out: Hannah nicknames him Pennywise at one point.
- The Stoner: He smokes so much marijuana, his excessive use actually causes him to become hypochondriac.
- Tragic Keepsake: His "lucky penny" is all he has left from his missing boyfriend, who stated that he never gave it to anyone else he trusted before.
- Twofer Token Minority: He's a gay African-American man.
Jacob "Jake" Hackerman
A worker at the marijuana farm who was raised in a religious commune.
- Abusive Parents: Jacob mentions that his parents encouraged the conversion therapy and saw their son's attraction to boys as a sin.
- And the Adventure Continues: Decides to follow Sean's footsteps and go on a road trip with his sister to find Cassidy and rejoin the group until their parents can come to terms with being manipulated by the Reverend.
- Ascended Extra: Plays a bigger role in Episode 4 compared to his presence in Episode 3.
- The Atoner: Offers his help to Sean to rescue Daniel from the cult, considering bringing him to Heaven Point in the first place was a mistake and wanting to mend his error.
- Big Brother Instinct: He begs Sean to help him get his little sister Sarah Lee out of Haven Point, as she is sick and her state will only get worse considering Lisbeth won't take her to a doctor.
- Cool Big Bro: Appears to be this towards Sarah Lee.
- Crisis of Faith: Lost his faith after the cult he was part of tried sending him to conversion therapy for his homosexuality. Now he wanders the country looking for a sign of god to believe again. He believes he found his sign after witnessing Daniel's power, which renews his faith for a while.
- Cure Your Gays: The religious community he was raised in tried to send him to a conversion therapy camp. This, along with his sister being withheld medical treatment was the reason he lost faith in his community.
- Curtains Match the Window: Brown hair and brown eyes to match.
- Defector from Decadence: Used to be part of a cult but left after they tried sending him to conversion therapy for his homosexuality.
- The Generic Guy: His reserved personality makes him this among the group of trimmigrants. This is also the case in-universe, to the point of Merrill often forgetting his name.
- Mr. Exposition: Since he grows up in Haven Point, he's got a lot of important informations about Lisbeth Fischer and how the cult works.
- My Greatest Failure: He deeply regrets bringing Daniel to Haven Point and sending him right into Lisbeth Fischer's clutches. He vows to make it up to Sean by helping to get Daniel out of there.
- Oh, Crap!: Once he hears Nicholas is about to enter Lisbeth's house, he panics, showcasing how scared he is of him and how Nicholas is The Dreaded.
- Parental Substitute: Becomes this to Sarah Lee after successfully getting her out of Haven Point and taking her to a hospital.
- Shrinking Violet: He's quiet for what it's worth, and is still insecure over his past and how he lost his faith.
- Straight Gay: His sexuality is implied in Episode 3, yet until it's confirmed, he showcases no stereotypical camp traits.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In Episode 4, he brought Daniel to Haven Point, essentially setting off the main conflict of the episode.
A Swedish tourist from Malmö, working at the marijuana farm with her husband Anders.
- Bilingual Dialogue: She can be heard speaking to Anders in English while he answers in Swedish. Her English is apparently better than his.
- Bit Character: She has less characterization than most other members of the Trimmigrants. She and Anders are the only ones who aren't heard of again no matter what happens after their debut episode.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's a nice blonde-haired girl.
- Happily Married: With Anders.
- Nice Girl: She's a sweet, friendly girl. She apologizes to Hannah when she thought she offended her right away.
- Only One Name: Her last name is unknown.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: How she sports her hair.
- Walking the Earth: With Anders, though they disagree on their next move once they acquire more money, with her wanting to go to Texas, while he wants to travel to Canada.
A Swedish tourist from Malmö, working at the marijuana farm with his wife Ingrid.
- Bilingual Dialogue: Occasionally speaks in Swedish.
- Bit Character: He has less characterization than most other members of the Trimmigrants (and even less than Ingrid). He and Ingrid are the only ones who aren't heard of again no matter what happens after their debut episode.
- Gentle Giant: He's tall and bulky, but is a funny and friendly guy.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He's a nice blonde-haired guy.
- Happily Married: With Ingrid.
- Nice Guy: From what's seen of him, he's an amicable guy.
- Nice Hat: Sports a black beanie.
- Only One Name: His last name is unknown.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: When he does speak English that doesn't sound broken, he usually only knows how to pronounce the swear words.
- Walking the Earth: With Ingrid, though they disagree on their next move once they acquire more money, with him wanting to go to Canada, while she wants to travel to Texas.
The boss of the marijuana farm that Sean and Daniel find work at.
- Angry Black Man: He's not nice to be around when he's pissed, which happens quite easily.
- Arc Villain: Of Wastelands.
- Bald of Evil: A mean criminal with a shaved head.
- Beard of Evil: He's the boss of a pot farm and drug handler who has a beard.
- Child Hater: He makes it clear he only keeps Daniel around since Sean is a good worker. When Daniel sneaks in his living room, he punishes his workers by not paying them and asks Big Joe to "give a lesson" to Daniel.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He has a daughter he takes care of, and he mentions a family to look after when he explains how he'd have to pay for any losses in profit.
- Even Evil Has Standards: For a ruthless drug dealer, he's appalled that Sean got Daniel into the heist (whether Sean agreed to it or not) and that he's teaching a young kid how to steal.
- Expy: He resembles Gus Fring from Breaking Bad a lot, not only in appearance but also in his position as a ruthless man in charge of a drug operation.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He wears glasses and is a cold criminal who's not afraid of getting blood on his hands if it means he can keep his business going.
- Given Name Reveal: Flores' files reveal that his first name is Jonathan.
- Hero Killer: Kills Finn if Sean either shoots Merrill or orders Daniel to do nothing during the lineup near the end of Episode 3.
- Hope Spot: When Finn tries to apologize to him for stealing and promises to make up for it, Merrill remarks that he "knows he will". Depending on your choices, Merrill might immediately follow this up by shooting Finn in the back with a shotgun.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Finn and Daniel were trying to steal money from him, and according to him, should anything happen to the profit, his higher-ups take it out of his pocket.
- Last-Name Basis: All of his workers refer to him by his last name. His given name is revealed in Flores' files in the next episode.
- Mean Boss: He's rather pushy and abrasive towards the group.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: If things go out of hand during the heist:Finn: I know, I got greedy, I-I was high, stupid... I-I'll make it up...Merrill: I know, Finn... You will. [shoots him dead in the back]
- Scary Black Man: The boss of a marijuana farm and a dealer that owns firearms and can even go as far as killing Finn if the heist goes wrong.
- Would Hurt a Child: If Sean encourages Daniel to use his power to rescue Finn, Merrill will grab his pistol after being tackled by Sean and shoot Daniel in the shoulder.
- Earlier, he orders Big Joe to "teach Daniel a lesson"; meaning he was willing to let a grown man beat a nine year old up.
Joseph "Big Joe" Costello Jr.
Merrill's muscle at the marijuana farm.
- Ax-Crazy: He's a violent thug who jumps at any occasion to either beat up someone or threaten them with a gun.
- Bald of Evil: He's bald and an unpleasant, violent thug.
- Beard of Evil: He's got a garnished beard and he's The Dragon to Merrill.
- The Brute: Merrill's personal big muscle who takes out anyone he wants.
- Child Hater: He's an even bigger dick to Daniel, and has no qualms trying to beat him up.
- Creepy Blue Eyes / Icy Blue Eyes: His blue eyes are as cold as his heart.
- The Dragon: To Merrill.
- Expy: He shares a strong physical resemblance to Big Justin from Green Room, and shares the same role as him, being The Dragon to a bald man chasing punks.
- Gun Nut: He threatens the hippie group at gunpoint, and can also follow the gang into Merrill's place if Sean doesn't put his car tires out of order, and threatens to shoot them.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: It's rare that he isn't pissed.
- Hate Sink: He's rude, violent, hits Cassidy for no reason and was about to beat up a nine year old without thinking twice.
- Jerkass: Constantly tells Merrill's workers to shut up even when they're having a casual discussion.
- Not So Above It All: He plays Mustard Party on his phone while the group trims weed buds. Also, it is implied that Joe hates Merrill as much as everyone else, stating that "[he] would be long gone if [he] had the chance".
- Only Known by Their Nickname: His full name is revealed in Agent Flores' files.
- Perpetual Frowner: He's always in a bad mood and takes it out on everyone else.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Is perhaps the most foul-mouthed character to be introduced in the second game right after Sean.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: It's unknown what happened to him after the explosion at the farm, though it's implied he was arrested as his file appears in Agent Flores' stuff, but this is only if he was at the scene of the crime.
- Would Hit a Girl: He slaps Cassidy over the head for complaining too much.
- Would Hurt a Child: Would've beat up Daniel on Merrill's orders if not from the latter having telekinesis powers.
Introduced in Episode 4: Faith
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Sean's nurse at Sacred Hope Hospital.
- The Confidant: Served this role for Sean during his recovery at the hospital after the loss of his left eye and Daniel being missing.
- Cool Big Bro: He developed a strong bond with Sean at the hospital during his recovery, and is the only one person Sean can trust at that moment.
- Dressed to Heal: He's Sean's nurse who wears a light blue scrub, and he's the only one person Sean had for emotional support during his stay at the hospital.
- Fun Personified: He's a caring nurse who loves to goof around and make his patient's day a much better one.
- Gentle Giant: He's a tall, bulky guy and also a male nurse who cares a lot about his job and his patients.
- Heroic Sacrifice: A non-lethal one, but if Sean uses the right choices of words, Joey can accept to have Sean hit him behind the head to give him time to escape.
- Hospital Hottie: He's definitely not unattractive.
- Nice Guy: Is pretty cool with Sean despite knowing that he's a criminal suspect.
- The Reliable One: It's possible to make him convince to let you escape by hitting him behind the head and lie about what happened to have Sean escape.
- Secret Keeper: If he agrees to let Sean escape to join Daniel again, he'll lie to the police about what happened and doesn't tell anyone about his whereabouts.
- Tap on the Head: He can either ask Sean to give him one in order to help him escape, or have Sean do it when his back is turned after Joey refuses to help him escape.
- What the Hell, Hero?: If Sean doesn't use the right choices to convince him, Joey will be appalled at the suggestion that Sean wants to use him and risk his job by helping him escape, though at the very least, agrees to pretend not to know about him escaping if asked by the authorities.
Agent Maria Elena Flores
An FBI agent who is assigned to Sean's case after he got captured after the events of Episode 3.
- Big Bad: The closest thing the game has to one. She's in charge of the cops pursuing Sean and Daniel, and she's the final obstacle to crossing the border.
- Character Death: She can die by Daniel's powers in both the low morality endings.
- Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Jefferson and Damon are both male, criminals and utterly heinous and devoid of altruistic qualities. Flores is female, a member of law enforcement and mostly a decent person just doing her job.
- Faux Action Girl: She's seen taking out her gun in the Blood Brothers ending, however she's no match against Daniel's powers and ends up being killed in the process.
- Hero Antagonist: She's a FBI agent and of course looks out for the population by arresting criminals, but she's a threat for Sean as he is innocent of the crime he's accused of.
- I Gave My Word: If both Sean and Daniel surrender at the border, then as she promised, lets Daniel go and give him a normal life in exchange for Sean to stand trial.
- Knight of Cerebus: As soon as she appears, any lighthearted moment are immediately thrown out the window as the law enforcements are catching up to the Diaz brothers and a noticeable timetable to reach Mexico appears.
- Lady in a Power Suit: She's a skilled FBI agent who's head of the Diaz brothers' case and who wears a tailor suit.
- Not So Stoic: She lets out a Precision F-Strike when she sees Daniel's powers attack the police troupes at the border.
- Pet the Dog: In the Redemption ending, she hugs Daniel as Sean is being arrested and promises he will live a normal life with his grandparents.
- Precision F-Strike: In the Blood Brothers ending, she lets out a "what the fuck?!" when she sees Daniel unleash his powers.
- The Stoic: She's straight-faced and takes her job very seriously.
- Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist: It's clear that she is simply doing her job but she's still a huge hinderance to Sean's goal to find his brother.
Chad Michaels & Mike Wilson
A duo of farmers who give Sean trouble for falling asleep on their property. Chad is more brutish and is the aggressor of the situation while Mike just plays along.
- Ambiguously Evil: Mike isn't seen acting racist or attempting to harm Sean like his buddy Chad, and only really gets pissed that Sean is on their property. Chad claims that "[Sean] isn't the first [Mexican] that they fucked with", so it's possible that Mike partook in harassing other innocent people of color, but he could've been similarly just playing along with Chad.
- Beard of Evil: Chad is a racist, violent jerk with a beard.
- Deer in the Headlights: Mike is frozen in shock and can only grab his head as Chad ruthlessly beats Sean to a pulp.
- Everyone Has Standards / Even Evil Has Standards: It's not clear if Mike is racist like his friend Chad, or simply pissed that Sean is on their property. Notably, he takes issue with Chad messing with, and is horrified if the latter beats up Sean.
- Extreme Doormat: Mike is clearly uncomfortable with Chad's humiliation of Sean, but the most he does is pathetically whine about it, scream for Chad to stop, and helps Sean into the car with his stuff.
- Flipping the Bird: A possible outcome can have Chad flip off Sean as he drives off.
- For the Evulz: They harass innocent Mexican people for kicks.
- Hate Sink: Chad is a racist asshole with no redeemable qualities whatsoever contrary to Mike, only here to add more suffering on Sean and gets away with his inhuman treatment of Sean.
- Jerkass: Chad fits this to a T.
- Karma Houdini: Chad gets away with humiliating Sean and/or even beating him up (at worst).
- Kick the Dog: This is their harassment of Sean in general, but Chad can literally kick Sean while he's down if he doesn't follow his humiliating orders.
- Meaningful Name: "Chad" is Internet slang for an obnoxious, musclebound, usually white man who's popular with women. There's no word on whether the in-game Chad has had much luck with girls, but he possesses all the other traits in abundance.
- Pet the Dog: Mike constantly tries to get Chad off of Sean's back, even pointing out that Sean's hurt* and if Chad beats Sean up, he'll help him into the car, giving him back his stuff and telling him to leave as fast as he can, all while looking and sounding genuinely concerned for the poor boy.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Chad really doesn't like Mexicans, calling Sean racial slurs and forcing him to say humiliating things in Spanish. He even mocks Sean for losing an eye, as if he needed to be even more petty. It's unknown if Mike shares these views, and it's even harder to tell when he tries defending Sean when Chad takes things too far.
- Those Two Bad Guys: Although Mike has more redeemable qualities than Chad, the two are always seen together in their screetime when they mess with Sean.
- Yes-Man: Mike clearly has no spine and just follows Chad's orders, at least up to a certain point.
A trucker that Sean runs into while walking the hot Nevada roads. Sean can decide to hitch a ride with him or simply continue walking.
- Calling Your Bathroom Breaks: Played with; when Anton is asked over the radio why he stopped briefly on the highway, he gives the excuse that he stopped to take a shit.
- Cool Old Guy: Anton has greying hair and is incredibly kind and helpful towards Sean. He gives him some much-needed advice about Haven Point and even lets him eat the sandwich his wife made for him.
- Good Samaritan: If the player allows it, he gives a ride to Sean through Nevada, gives him a sandwhich to eat, hides the fact he took a hitchhiker (due to the law being against it) and drives him to Haven Point, even warning Sean about the people there.
- Happily Married: Fondly mentions his wife and the amazing sandwiches she makes for him.
- Hidden Depths: At a glance, Anton looks like he could be another racist bigot intent on causing more trouble for Sean. The reality is that he's one of the nicest people that Sean has ever met on his journey.
- Nice Guy: Meeting a kind soul like him willing to drive him to Haven point is quite a change after Sean's last encounter with a violent racist who beat him up.
- Nice Hat: Wears a baseball cap.
- Patriotic Fervor: A good version. He has the American flag plastered on the inside of his truck, but he's not a racist.
- Toilet Humour: After claiming he stopped for a shit to cover for the fact that he pulled over to give Sean a ride, Anton then teasingly responds to the radio operator's code with 'actually, it was a number two'. The guy on the other end finds it just as amusing, though claims Anton now owes him a beer.
Sarah Lee Hackerman
- Beauty Mark: Has one on her left cheek.
- Cheerful Child: Despite her illness, she's a kind and friendly girl who loves to draw and being in a community.
- Children Are Innocent: She's of pure heart and was the only good thing that happened to Daniel during his time with the cult.
- Curtains Match the Window: Brown hair and brown eyes, just like her brother.
- The Cutie: An adorable 9 year old little girl.
- Daddy's Girl: Implied. Despite Robert Hackerman's homophobia towards his son, he clearly loves his daughter and thinks listening to Lisbeth is what's best for her health (although he's being tricked like everyone else).
- Definitely Just a Cold: Justified. Lisbeth claims that all Sarah Lee needs to cure her disease is prayer. However, her medial records showcases that Sarah Lee has pneumonia and that Lisbeth deliberately chooses to ignore the fact that Sarah Lee NEEDS concrete medial treatment. It's one of the main reasons Jacob is willing to go back to Haven Point, since not intervening could lead to Sarah Lee's death.
- Friend to All Living Things: Jacob says in a postcard that she owns a pet chicken, that she named Alexander.
- Heal the Cutie: Downplayed. She's pretty cheerful for a girl with severe pneumonia, but Jacob's objective is to get her as well as Daniel out of the cult in order for her to get the treatment she desperately needs.
- Horrible Judge of Character: She too sees Lisbeth as a good, reliable person. Then again, she is just a naive young child who only sees the good in people.
- Ill Girl: Is revealed to have untreated pneumonia, which spurs Jacob's desire to get her out of the church and to a hospital. Thankfully makes a complete recovery in Wolves when Jacob gives her antibiotics.
- Incurable Cough of Death: She's always coughing due to suffering from severe pneumonia, and Lisbeth ignoring medical treatment is stated that it will lead to her death. Thankfully defied thanks to Sean and Jacob's intervention.
- Like Brother and Sister: Her relationship with Daniel. They're very close and their friendship was the only positive thing that happened to Daniel during his time at Haven Point.
- Long Hair Is Feminine: She has long hair that reaches the the middle of her back.
- Morality Pet: Just like Chris, Daniel treasures the friendship he finds in Sarah Lee. Sean telling him Lisbeth won't take her to a doctor and endangers her life is what makes Daniel start to realize Lisbeth is not who she appears to be.
- Ms. Exposition: She gives Sean key info about Haven Point and Lisbeth Fischer before she takes him to Daniel.
- Nice Girl: A sweet, adorable little girl who's kind-hearted and happily greets Sean and welcomes him to Haven Point. She was also the best thing to happen to Daniel when he was staying at Haven Point.
- Only Friend: To Daniel in Haven Point.
- Parental Favoritism: Her parents care more about her than Jacob, due to the latter being gay, and being homophobic, they don't support him.
- Parental Neglect: Downplayed and justified. Her parents love her greatly, but don't take her to medical professionals to treat her pneumonia, because Lisbeth claims all she needs is faith and pray her illness away and they take her every word.
- Passionate Sports Girl: Mentions in a letter to Daniel in Wolves that she's taken a liking to surfing.
- Protectorate: To Jacob, who's willing to go back to his old community, which is full of bad memories, in order to save her life.
Reverend Mother Lisbeth Fischer
The reverend of a small church in Nevada called Haven Point, where Daniel was taken. She seems to serve as a surrogate mother for Daniel while he's there.
- Animal Motif: A coyote is used to represent her in Sean's story. Coyotes are seen as tricksters, whether good or bad. The reverend uses the more negative portrayal of coyotes, creating a cult using trickery to convince others to follow her and even managed to trick Daniel into abandoning Sean. She also represents meddling the lives of others as she caused Sarah Lee to catch pneumonia.
- Arc Villain: Of Episode 4. A fanatical leader of what is essentially a cult, possessively holding Daniel under her wing and threatening to kill the brother who tries to get him out.
- Ax-Crazy: Underneath her Mask of Sanity and soft-spoken demeanor, she's an unstable psychopath who wants Sean dead in order to keep Daniel to herself. If she's spared, all little sanity she had goes straight out the window when she witnesses her church burn down.
- Beneath the Mask: Kind motherly lady on the outside, but selfish, manipulative and murderous on the inside.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She looks like a kind person who wants to guide her followers into the right direction with Christianity and appeared to be a motherly figure to Daniel during his stay in Haven Point. But Sean quickly realizes she uses Daniel for her own gain, and is a twisted cruel figure underneath her Christianity.
- Cloudcuckoolander: A villainous example. All her religious phrases sound delirious, and it's revealed she was actually kicked out of her previous church so much she was out of it.
- The Corrupter: She brainwashed the entire population of Haven Point, including an ex-felon Nicholas Durand, into her followers. Eventually she does the same to Daniel and also tries to convert Sean but he's having none of it.
- Entitled Bitch: She still expects Daniel to be devoted to her after having Sean beat up and almost killed in front of him.
- Evil Counterpart: To Claire. Both are religious women who act as Daniel caregivers. However, Claire is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold who loves Daniel, while Lisbeth is a Narcissist who only takes him in for her own benefit.
- Evil Matriarch: Acts like a mother subsitute to Daniel, but she uses him for her own personal agenda, and couldn't care less about him, even playing with his head that she's his real family and not Sean or Karen.
- Faux Affably Evil: Acts like a kind and caring surrogate mother to Daniel. In actuality, she's using him for her own gain.
- Female Misogynist: Implied, as she calls Karen a "harlot", which is a biblical term for a prostitute.
- Greed: She uses Daniel's powers to make money, and doesn't care about him more than a "golden cow", in Sean's words.
- Hate Sink: A lot of the other hate sinks can at least chalk up to ignorance but not only does she know what she is doing but was able to easily manipulate those who believe that she's doing it for the right reasons. Notably, she's the only one who Sean flat out calls her pure evil.
- She claims to believe in faith as a means to heal, as shown by how her method of treating Sarah Lee's pneumonia is simply prayer. Yet, in her own personal bathroom, she has a whole collection of pharmaceutical pill bottles.
- She makes Daniel believe that Sean is lying to him and playing with his head, but she's actually the one doing those exact same things for selfish reasons.
- She berates Karen for disregarding traditional ideals of femininity and abandoning her family to pursue her ambitions, but she herself is an unmarried and childless woman who wields immense power over the lives of everyone in her congregation.note
- If I Can't Have You...: A non-romantic variant. She manipulates Daniel in order to benefit from his power, but once he sees her true colors and goes back to Sean, she locks him and his family in the burning church and basically sentences them to death instead of giving up on Daniel.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: She pretends to be a motherly figure towards Daniel, but she manipulates him and sees his powers as a way to make cash, and is willing to kill Sean, Daniel's actual brother, in order to keep Daniel under her control.
- Karmic Death: If the game is played on low morality, she can either be killed by Daniel or shot by Sean.
- Laser-Guided Karma: No matter what happens, karma gets back at her for her horrible actions and manipulation of Daniel:
- The least that can happen to her is Daniel shove her out of the way when she tries to keep him, Sean and Karen locked in the burning church.
- Daniel can snap her neck and kill her, if Sean lets him to due to their morality being too low for Sean to stop him.
- Alternatively, Sean can shoot her so Daniel doesn't have to live with having the death of a human being on his conscience.
- Lies to Children: She plays Daniel like a fiddle in order to use his powers to make money, and knows very well Sarah Lee needs a doctor because of her pneumonia yet keeps her from seeing one due to not believing in modern medecine (and hypocritically takes medecine herself).
- Manipulative Bitch: Like any good cult leader, she is very skilled at manipulating people. Within just a couple of months, she's able to convince Daniel to turn against his real family so he can help her rake in more donations.
- Mask of Sanity: She looks rather composed at first glance. However, she's cunning, manipulative, and mentally unstable, as she's not afraid to have someone killed to get to her ends.
- Meaningful Name: Lisbeth means "oath to God" or "devotion to God", which fits her position as the highly religious cult leader.
- Narcissist: Her house is full of clippings showering praise on her and her church. One of Haven Point's doctrines is that she's incapable of sinning, which even the most cynical televangelist probably wouldn't claim out loud.
- Neck Snap: A possible way for her to die, at the mercy of Daniel's powers.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Trying to get Sean killed in order to keep Daniel to herself only causes Daniel to go back to Sean and to see how truly wicked and evil she is.
- Not So Above It All: It's revealed that such an intense religious Reverend Mother like her actually smokes.
- Not Worth Killing: Despite her horrible actions, if Sean and Daniel have a high brotherhood but Daniel a low morality, Sean can convince Daniel not to kill Lisbeth because she's not worth it. Because he trusts Sean, Daniel will spare her life..
- Parental Substitute: Exploited by Lisbeth, who uses Daniel's vulnerability of his past traumas and his lack of a maternal figure to manipulate him and keep him in her clutch.
- Pet the Dog: According to Jacob, she was also genuinely upset by his suicide attempt, and encouraged him to leave the community to find himself. He admits that while she may be hypocritical in some ways, she does believe in what she preaches.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Jacob tells Sean Lisbeth believes in conversion therapy, showcasing her as an homophobe Christian that sees homosexuality as a sin. She also calls Karen a "harlot", or a prostitute, Slut-Shaming her in the process.
- Sanity Slippage: Undergoes through one after she's revealed to be a manipulative fraud to Daniel.
- Sinister Minister: She's the corrupt reverend of a small church and the lengths of how sinister she can be is shown throughout the episode.
- The Sociopath: She is superficially charming, and is very skilled at manipulating others. She also has no genuine regard for the lives of anyone else, as she endangers Sarah Lees life by refusing to allow her to get treated for her pneumonia, and doesnt hesitate to order Nicholas to kill Sean when Sean breaks her hold over Daniel.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: She's got a charming demeanor and speaks in a mellow voice tone, but it's a mask to hide how cruel and psychotic she really is.
- Slut-Shaming: She calls Karen a harlot, a.k.a a prostitute, basically calling her a cheap slut and implying that one of the reasons she abandoned her sons was to have sex with everyone.
- Taking You with Me: As a last ditch effort, she tries to trap Sean, Daniel, and Karen in the burning church. If she's lucky, Daniel just tosses her aside and blows the doors off. Alternatively, Daniel can do worse to her, and/or Sean can shoot her.
- Villain Has a Point: Even if she said that to keep manipulating Daniel, she wasn't wrong on the fact that Karen chose to abandon her sons in order to think about herself and no one else. Sean can't find something to protest to that.
- Villainous Breakdown: If spared, she becomes a ravenous lunatic seeing her church burnt down and being exposed as a fraud to her followers.
- Would Hurt a Child: She risks Sarah Lee's life by not giving her the medical treatment she desperately needs, and once Daniel sees her true colors, she has no qualms locking him up in the burning church and condemning him to death with the rest of his family.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: She falls to the ground when Sean barely touches her to make it seem like he attacked her in front of Daniel.
- Yandere: Towards Daniel's power. She's ready to everything to keep Daniel and his power under her control and to herself, so much that she wants Sean, Daniel's biological brother and the one obstacle in her way, killed. She goes as far as to make Daniel and his family to burn in the church when Daniel finally sees how evil she truly is and backs away from her psychological hold on him instead of letting him go.
Nicholas Durand/John Nicholas Bowen
Reverend Lisbeth's right-hand man, essentially the security of her operation.
- Ax-Crazy: He's extremely violent and has no qualms beating up a teenager.
- Church Militant: He's a proud member of Haven Point as well as Reverend Fischer's trusty right-hand man who's not afraid to get violent in order to keep Haven Point safe.
- Dark and Troubled Past: He's been a violent thug since he was a teenager and spent time in prison for shooting a man in an armed robbery. He's also a former meth addict.
- The Brute: He's a large man who shows that he'll hurt anyone disobeys Lisbeth.
- The Dragon: To Lisbeth.
- The Dreaded: If he learns that Jacob and Sean were sneaking around and headed towards Lisbeth's house, he'll come after them. When Jacob hears that Nicholas is coming, he's noticeably frightened, warning Sean that he's "dangerous".
- Even Evil Has Standards: The longer Lisbeth has him beat up Sean, the more uncomfortable he seems. When she orders him to kill Sean, he noticeably hesitates. That being said, he still goes along with it anyway.
- Former Teen Rebel: He was a troubled teenager who had drug problems and committed armed robbery that got him to prison. He's known to decided to become a Christian to make up for his past mistakes.
- Gun Nut: He owns a firearm and threatens to shoot Sean multiple times.
- HeelFaith Turn: Deconstructed. He went to Haven Point in order to make up for his troubled past and horrendous actions that got him to jail, but he's still fairly violent and Lisbeth uses this at her advantage to keep an iron fist over Haven Point.
- Hypocrite: He fancies himself as a devout christian despite never having read the Bible.
- Irony: Apparently, he sought Lisbeth out to redeem himself of his violent past. Instead, she made him into her even-more-violent muscleman.
- I Owe You My Life: The main reason why he's so loyal to Lisbeth is due to her helping him find the right path when he was at the worst point of his life.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Pointing a gun at Sean's head result in Daniel snapping and brutally throw him away from Sean.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Beating up Sean in front of Daniel causes him to get out of the brainwash Lisbeth put him through and go straight back to Sean.
- Precision F-Strike: If you make certain choices, he's the first person in the series to use a certain homophobic slur directed at Jacob.
- Pistol-Whipping: He ends up beating Sean with his gun on Lisbeth's orders.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: As evidenced by the slur he'll hurl at Jacob if he catches him and Sean searching through Lisbeth's house, he more than shares in Haven Point's homophobia—with this likely being part of the reason why Jacob is so afraid of him. Also, Lisbeth notes that he still supports contact with a number white supremacist groups.
- Religious Bruiser: Serves as the only security for Lisbeth's church.
- Undying Loyalty: To Lisbeth.
Introduced in Episode 5: Wolves
A same sex couple and friends of Karen. They both joined the community of Away to avoid the discrimination of same-sex couples.
- The Beard: Arthur used to be married to a woman for over 20 years before he came out.
- Cool Old Guy: Both Arthur and Stanley are described as "real patriots" and a cool hippie gay version of Claire and Stephen by Sean.
- Daddy's Girl: Becky, one of Arthur's daughters, is the only one of his children who accepts his homosexuality and keeps contact with him.
- Nice Guy: They're two nice fellows who invite Sean to take coffee with him, and are really saddened and worried when Sean and Daniel has to go. Arthur even kisses Sean on the forehead like a father would to his child.
- Official Couple: They've been in a relationship for 10 years.
- Straight Gay: Downplayed. They both have stereotypical gay lisps but otherwise don't really display any gay stereotypes.
- Those Two Guys: One comes with the other.
- Twofer Token Minority: Stanley is Asian-American and gay.
- You're Not My Father: With the exception of one of his daughters, Becky, Arthur is disowned by his children and everyone else in his old family after coming out.
A fellow member of Away, and a good friend of Karen. She's an artist who found the community after people around her tried cashing in on her newfound success.
- Ambiguous Situation: She's bald and has no eyebrows, and states that she "defies death on a daily basis". It's all but stated that she's suffering from cancer. In the Redemption ending, Karen is wearing her vest, strongly implying that she passed away sometime in 15 years.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Karen, who are have been good friends ever since Karen stayed over at Away. When Sean and Daniel leave, she hugs Karen from behind in order to comfort her.
- Ill Girl: She's heavily implied to be diagnosed with cancer, and fights for her life everyday.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Is seen to have developed a close friendship with Daniel during his and Sean's stay at Away. She's the person Daniel is the most heartbroken to have to leave behind after Karen.
- It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": Her name is pronounced "Johanne" instead of "Jowhn".
- Mentor Archetype: Of a sort, as she encourages the Diaz brothers, especially Sean, to follow their artistic streaks.
- Nice Girl: She's kind and friendly, is encouraging of Sean being an artist and is close to Daniel, whom she's shown to consider like a surrogate son.
- No Brows: Due to treatment for cancer.
Former head of security for Blackwell Academy. He found himself joining Karen's community in Arizona sometime after 2013.
- Amicable Exes: Should Chloe die, then his marriage with Joyce falls apart. Despite this, they don't have any resentment toward each other and Joyce even calls him from time to time.
- Badass Beard: He's grown a beard since the last game, and is a combat veteran. It doubles as a Beard of Sorrow due to him losing either his wife or his stepdaughter at the end of the first game.
- Break the Haughty: In Season One, David emphasized rule-abiding middle-class respectability, and showed a corresponding degree of disdain for anyone who was "entitled." After either the death of Chloe or the destruction of Arcadia Bay, his station in life deteriorates until he's eking out a living in the desert with the same kind of people he would've despised a few years prior. Thankfully, David's become a much kinder and more tolerant person as a result of his hardships.
- Crazy Survivalist: Just about the only thing that still remains of his old life, though nowhere near to the extent of how he was in the first game. Sean makes a couple of comments on how he has enough supplies to outlast a zombie apocalypse.
- Early-Bird Cameo: The password to Karen's tablet in Episode 4 was 112708, the password to David's computer as seen in the first game and the date he and Joyce Price first met in the Two Whales Diner. This is the nagging detail Michel Koch noted that nobody caught onto.
- Good Parents: Talk about a huge contrast to how he was in the past games. If Chloe survives, then it becomes clear during their phone conversation that he has a much better relationship with her; Chloe was the one who initiated the call and David gives her good advice, with both even saying, "I love you," to each other.
- In Spite of a Nail: He joined the community after either the death of his stepdaughter or the catastrophic storm that destroyed Arcadia Bay and killed his wife.
- Irony: Is fully accepting of Daniel's power and says this is the first time he has met someone who has powers. Anyone who even has a vague knowledge of the plot of the first game knows this is not true, though he had no clue about Max's time travel powers, mainly because Max felt that no one except Chloe would really believe it.
- In the first game, he looked down on the homeless woman who lived behind the Two Whales, and sneered at her to get a job. By the second season, he's living like a disheveled hippie in a trailer in an off-the-grid commune, without any visible means of support besides what he can get from the land and his friends, and he resents that the nearby townsfolk think of them as "sand people." Given how much his life has changed in the intervening years, this bit of irony is almost certainly not lost on him.
- My Greatest Failure: If the game plays in the "Sacrifice Chloe" outcome, he shows great regret at not being able to save Chloe and mend up with her before her death.
- My Greatest Second Chance: He sees helping Sean and Daniel as a second chance to do the right thing, after feeling guilt over Chloe's death/the losses of people to the Arcadia Bay Hurricane.
- Odd Friendship: Despite sticking out like a sore thumb in the community of Away, he does get along well with the bohemian artist Joan, the hippie same sex couple Arthur and Stanley, and Sean's missing mother Karen.
- Recovered Addict: As a consequence of the "Sacrifice Chloe" ending, he descends into alcoholism, which ruins his marriage, and nearly his whole life, until his friend Steven helps him get sober and invites him to live in Away.
- Took a Level in Kindness: He's mellowed out considerably between games, going from an extremely gruff Jerk with a Heart of Gold to a straight-up Nice Guy.
- Tragic Keepsake: All depends on which ending for the first game was picked:
- If you sacrificed Chloe, he has Chloe's "Parental Advisory" sign in the bathroom of his trailer.
- If you sacrificed Arcadia Bay, he'll have the receipt of the Two Whales Diner from the day he first met Joyce framed and hanged on his wall.
- Trauma Conga Line: On top of experiencing terrible things in his military service and losing his best friend to it, he's had a rough time readjusting to civilian life, being accepted by his stepdaughter, not being able to crack the missing person case of a beloved student and his stepdaughter's best friend, (possibly) being the cause of an innocent girl's suicide, and losing either his wife to a storm or his stepdaughter to a rich, snobby kid he suspected before.
- Walking Spoiler: His appearance reveals what has happened to Arcadia Bay in greater detail.
Madison and Luke Wright
A father-daughter vigilante duo who make it their will to stop Mexican immigrants at the border.
- Affectionate Nickname: Luke calls Madison "Maddie" or "babygirl".
- Beauty Is Bad: Madison is a beautiful young woman, as well as a racist who doesn't mind shooting a ten year old child.
- Daddy's Girl: Madison to Luke, as seen by the nicknames he gives to her.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Madison doesn't care that she almost shot a child to death and is confused on why Sean would choose to free them after what they did to him and his brother. She also brushes off Carla saying that she too wants the best for her future child. There's also the fact she keeps complaining about being locked up, despite clearly having broken multiple laws and injuring a child.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite their blatant prejudice of Mexicans, they clearly love eachother. Madison also states she has children of her own.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Luke is clearly horrified when Madison shot Daniel and calls her out on it.
- HeelFace Turn: Luke can genuinely thank Sean and Daniel for freeing him and his daughter, indicating the start of one.
- Jerkass: Madison. Luke is much more sympathetic and appears to have a Hidden Heart of Gold.
- Lady Swears-a-Lot: Madison is just as foul-mouthed as she is racist.
- Lack of Empathy: Let's see: Madison has no qualms shooting a child for being Mexican, doesn't see Mexicans as people and doesn't see how she and Carla are Not So Different when it comes to their offspring.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Trying to arrest two Mexican kids when they aren't cops (and having Daniel shot in the progress) causes them to be incarcerated along with the rest of the immigrants. Daniel can potentially get revenge on them by knocking them out with his powers.
- Older and Wiser: Despite the objective to stop Mexicans at the border, Luke is shown to be far less racist than his daughter, scolding her for shooting a child and telling her to leave Sean, Diego and Carla alone when she picks up a fight with them at the police department. He even genuinely thanks Sean and Daniel for freeing them in the event where the player chooses to do so.
- Parent-Child Team: A villainous example. They're a father and daughter working together to stop illegal immigrants from crossing the border.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Madison is a die-hard racist who sees non-whites as pests that need to get out of her country. Luke shows himself to have way more common sense than his daughter, even showing the beginning of a HeelFace Turn if Sean and Daniel frees him and her.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: They both end up being locked in a prison inside the El Rey police department for illegally arresting (and possibly kidnapping) Sean and Daniel.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: Madison is a tough woman who wears a tank top.
- Vigilantes: Not a heroic example, though.
- Would Hurt a Child: Madison shoots Daniel for being Mexican, despite the fact he's only a ten year old boy.
- Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Luke, for himself, reacts in horror at his daughter shooting Daniel.
An Arizona police officer who finds Sean and Daniel, and arrests them.
- All There in the Manual: His first name, Patrick, is revealed in the Life is Strange 2 credits.
- Good Is Not Soft: He may be reasonable enough, but he can be really intimidating when angry. He is FURIOUS at Luke and Madison for shooting a boy, and quickly has them arrested. And even though he is worried about Sean, when he realizes who hes dealing with, he immediately puts him under arrest, too. And later, when he hears commotion coming from outside, he rises from his seat to investigate. When Sean tries to do the same, Patrick orders him to get his ass back down.
- Nice Guy: When finding Sean with a bag on his head, Patrick immediately takes it off and asks him if hes alright, clearly worried for him. Also, when interrogating Sean, Patrick is cordial and polite in listening to him and explaining to the boy how the law works.
- Police Are Useless: Averted hard. He wastes no time arresting Luke, Madison, and Sean when he figures out whats going on, as they broke the law.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He is shown to be one of the most sympathizing adults in the game. Upon finding out that the two hunters actually shot a nine-year old child, he has them arrested. And even after arresting Sean, when he interrogated him, Patrick is shown to be fair and tries to understand what Sean is going through.
- Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Has balding red hair and dark green eyes.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Appears in only two scenes, but his actions lead to massive consequences, mainly driving the standup with the four endings.
- Spotting the Thread: He checks on Sean, who sees Daniel and shouts out his name. Upon hearing him say this, Patrick suddenly stops being polite and takes a good look at Sean, presumably having heard of the details reported about him, and he puts two and two together on who he is. He then arrests Sean.
- Uncertain Doom: When playing the game in the bad path, Patrick will be slammed to the wall much harder by Daniel, and massive cracks appear behind him as he lays on the floor without moving. Its unclear if hes unconscious or dead, but Sean and Daniel dont have time to find out, because they have to escape the jail building.