Introduced in Episode 1: Roads
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 received 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.
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.
- 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.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: He uses racial slurs against Daniel and Sean.
- Small Role, Big Impact: If he hadn't picked a fight with Sean, the plot never would've happened.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Intrepid Reporter: He goes out far enough to find interesting topics for his blog.
- Nice Guy: The man 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.
- 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.
The elderly shopkeeper who works at the gas station that Sean and Daniel visit.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- Hypocrite: He claims that he wouldn't hurt a little boy, yet he smacked Daniel for stopping him from apprehending Sean as well as trying to capture them in order to hand them over to the police.
- 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.
- Reality Ensues: Is only a small puppy and thus naturally vulnerable. Given the presence of various medium to large predators native to Western American forests, she's at great risk once alone outside. To the cougar that kills her, she's just another source of food.
- 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.
- 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
Sean and Daniel's maternal grandmother. Claire is a very religious and charitable woman who lives in Beaver Creek.
- 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.
- 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 saw Daniel's power, she took it as a miracle from God and wasted no time to help defend Sean and Daniel from the police.
- I Have No Son!: 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.
Sean and Daniel's maternal grandfather. He was Beaver Creek's fire chief before he retired.
- 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.
- 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, his fear were unwarranted.
Chris's father. He is struggling to be a good father following the death of his wife two years ago.
- Abusive Parents: He's emotionally abusive to Chris and it's implied that he has hit him at least once.
- Crusading Widower: It's implied that he's actively trying to find the culprit of his wife's murder.
- Drowning My Sorrows: He took to the bottle after the death of his wife.
- Hidden Depths: When he's sober, he's fairly kind and compassionate towards Chris, making him eggs (despite getting defensive about them compared to his late wife's cooking) and talking about Christmas with him before promising to buy a Christmas tree with him after he watches a basketball game. He also bonds with Sean over the hardships of looking after the kids in their care.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he's far from a model parent, he genuinely does love Chris. However, this doesn't justify his abuse of Chris, nor excuse it.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Chris's letter to Sean indicates that Charles is no longer drinking and they have a much better relationship since their meeting.
- You Sound Familiar: He's voiced by Nick Apostolides, who previously voiced Frank Bowers in Life Is Strange: Before the Storm.
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.
- 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".
- 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.
- 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 body in Episode Three.
- Nice Girl: Overall, Cassidy is a warm and caring individual who always looks out for her friends.
- 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.
- 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.
- What the Hell, Hero?: She gets upset if Sean lied to her about planning the heist with Finn, even blaming him for breaking up the group and not wanting to see Sean ever again.
- 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 when he proposes they steal the money from Merrill's safe.
Cassidy's companion on their train-hopping journey.
- Bi the Way: He and Sean can kiss in Episode 3. Casually and occasionally has sex with Hannah. Technically pansexual based on this line.Finn: I see people, not gender. It's all good, as long as I get some.
- 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 Merill.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: 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.
- Dreadlock Rasta: Finn's brown hair is styled in medium-length dreadlocks, which are adorned with several multicolored dread beads, coils, and clips.
- 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.
- Friends with Benefits: He and Hannah occasionally have sex, but don't view one another as anything more than friends.
- 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, in the following episode, he'll apologize to Sean 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.
- Meaningful Name: His surname, McNamara, means "Son of the Hound of the Sea". Considering his connection with dogs, this is fitting.
- 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.
Introduced in Episode 3: Wastelands
One of Cassidy and Finn's companions.
- 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.
- Naked First Impression: Not to the characters, but for the audience, as she's introduced walking across camp topless.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Cassidy. The two of them argue all day, but gladly get high together at night.
A mentally ill friend of Finn and Cassidy.
A worker at the marijuana farm who was raised in a religious commune.
- 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.
- 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.
- Defector from Decadence: Used to be part of a cult but left after they tried sending him to conversion therapy for his homosexuality.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Arc Villain: Of Wastelands.
- 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.
- 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.
- Hero Killer: Has the chance to kill Finn if Sean 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.
- Mean Boss: He's rather pushy and abrasive towards the group.
- 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.
- He will also hit Sean in the face with the butt of his shotgun should he choose to discuss the situation rather than obey, kicking him while he's recoiling in pain for good measure.
Merrill's muscle at the marijuana farm.
- The Dragon: To Merrill.
- Expy: Him being a big man who's The Dragon to a bald man chasing punks makes him a reference to Big Justin from Green Room.
- Jerkass: Constantly tells Merrill's workers to shut up even when they're having a casual discussion.
- Would Hit a Girl: He slaps Cassidy over the head for complaining too much.
Introduced in Episode 4: Faith
An FBI agent who is assigned to Sean's case after he got captured after the events of Episode 3
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Jacob's little sister, and a member of the church in Nevada.
- Children Are Innocent: She's of pure heart and was the only good thing that happened to Daniel during his time with the cult.
- 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.
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.
- Faux Affably Evil: Acts like a kind and caring surrogate mother to Daniel. In actuality, she's using him for her own gain.
- 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.
- Hypocrite: 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.
- Manipulative Bastard: 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.
- Narcissist: Her house is full of clippings showering praise on her and her church.
- 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.
- 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.
- Villainous Breakdown: If spared, she becomes a ravenous lunatic seeing her church burnt down and being exposed as a fraud to her followers.
Reverend Lisbeth's right hand man, essentially the security of her operation.
- 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.
- 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.
- Religious Bruiser: Serves as the only security for Lisbeth's church.
Introduced in Episode 5: Wolves
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 save Arcadia Bay, 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.