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The Cameraman

AKA Dwight Murdoch (Suspense)/ Teddy Snooker (Erotic)/ Andy Steamboat (Low Immoral)/ Diego Morales (High Immoral)

Voiced by (Japanese): Masafumi Takada (Suspense), Jun Fukuda (Erotic), Toshihiro Fujikawa (Low Immoral), Ryoichi Kubodera (High Immoral)

Voiced by (English): Robert Tsonos (Suspense), Chris Koprowski (Low Immoral), Jack Merluzzi (Erotic/ High Immoral)

  • All Men Are Perverts: You can choose to take erotic shots. Taking enough earns you the Erotic ending.
  • All There in the Script: Played with. His name is explicitly revealed to be Andy Steamboat in the Low Immoral ending and Teddy Snooker in the Erotic one. While he never says his name in the Suspense or High Immoral endings, the cast listing in the end credits bunch the first two names with two others that are never said at any point, implying these are the names of the other cameramen. Going by this, the Suspense ending cameraman is Dwight Murdoch and the High Immoral one is Diego Morales.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: At the end of the High Immoral ending.
  • Bishounen: In the Suspense ending.
  • The Chessmaster: Implied in the High Immoral ending.
  • The Faceless: Until the ending, excluding the High Immoral one.
  • He Knows Too Much: Why he is killed in all endings except the High Immoral one.
  • Jerkass: Can be this if the player makes him ram into other characters for no reason, and also in the Immoral ending.
  • Ramming Always Works: His method of getting the reporters out of harm's way.
  • Schrödinger's Player Character: His identity changes depending on how you play.
  • Villain Protagonist: In the High Immoral ending.
  • The Voiceless: Also until the ending.
  • Walking Spoiler: As far as actual characterization.
  • Zombie Infectee: If you fail on most occasions, and implied in the High Immoral Ending.

Jean-Philippe Brisco

Voiced by: Greg Irwin (English), Kentaro Ito (Japanese)

  • Black Dude Dies First: Inverted, he is the last person (besides the cameraman) shown to die.
  • Captain Obvious: "That's the telephone!"
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Upon his mutation, his last action is to jump out of the lighthouse window to stop himself from killing and devouring the cameraman.
  • Sweet Tooth: He once wanted to a own a large refrigerator filled with ice cream.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Will call out the player if they choose not to save someone. He also occasionally does this if the player takes erotic shots.
  • Zombie Infectee: Revealed at the end of the game.

Debora Flair

Voiced by: Bianca Allen (English), Akiko Muta (Japanese)

  • Asshole Victim: You can let her get killed by monster!Pamela, one of her reporters who she had ordered to enter a monster-infested Chicago to make reports, which got Pamela killed.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Is implied to be the one responsible for the epidemic, as a note outright states this near the end of the game.
  • Manipulative Bitch: At one point, your reporter and Brisco go into her office furious and mistrustful, about to make her account for sending innocent reporters to a a hellhole like Chicago, but a few chosen words later, and they're both (if not entirely on her side) at least following her orders to continue investigating. Brisco thinks she may have a Compelling Voice, but neither he or the reporters are overly bright, so it seems unlikely.


Pamela Martel

Voiced by: Bianca Allen (English), Mai Hoshikawa (Japanese)

  • Came Back Wrong: After her initial death, she reappears as one of the monsters. After being incapacitated for some time, she returns to attack and steal Debora if the cameraman doesn't intervene.
  • Character Death: She cannot be saved, as her death occurs during a cutscene just after a tutorial section.
  • The Lost Lenore: Becomes this for Brisco after the tutorial level.
  • Nice Girl: She says that if the situation calls for it, the cameraman should stop filming and help someone.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: She is killed during the tutorial level, and is the first reporter character to die.
  • Too Dumb to Live: She goes on reprimanding the cameraman despite Brisco freaking out about the monster behind her, and only turns around at the very last second.
  • Tragic Monster: Her eventual fate, which Brisco does not take very well.
  • Walking Spoiler: Mainly due to how she is killed off shortly after the tutorial level.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: She is killed off less than ten minutes into the game.

Ann Anderson

Voiced by: Lynn Harris (English), Sayori Ishizuka (Japanese)

  • Asshole Victim: Can be killed by the same monster that had killed Becky, the girl Ann prodded the cameraman to film as she is being killed by a monster.
  • Alliterative Name: Ann Anderson.
  • Badass Normal: Like the other reporters (excluding Pamela), she is capable of holding her own against the monsters.
  • Friendly Rival: Ann describes her relationship with Pamela this way.
  • Hypocrite: She scolds the cameraman if he stops filming to try and save someone, but later begs to be saved when a monster is eating her.
  • Ice Queen: Brisco even describes her as having "ice in her veins", and considering that she prioritizes reporting people being killed above saving them, he's not wrong.
  • Jerkass: Among the reporters, Ann is the meanest and most willing to report shocking events for as long as possible.
  • Karmic Death: If the player wishes, they can leave Ann to suffer the same fate as the previous person.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: If you save Ann from her above-mentioned Karmic Death, she promptly starts chewing Brisco and the cameraman out again for not shooting more footage.

Carly Reis

Voiced by: Terry Osada (English), Yoko Sasaki (Japanese)

  • Despair Event Horizon: Is implied to have fallen into this upon witnessing an infected Robbie, refusing to shoot him to defend herself, and even allows him to kill her.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Is half-American, half-Japanese.
  • Nice Girl: Compared to Ann, Carly is considerably nicer and more willing to help others in need.
  • Together in Death: Will refuse to abandon an infected Robbie and allow him to devour her if she is the one to discover him. The only way to avoid this is to not open the locker where Robbie is hiding inside.

Justine Rhoades

Voiced by: Peggy Woo (English), Natsuki Rio (Japanese)

  • Damsel in Distress: In her introduction, she is found bound onto a pool table with a chandelier about to be dropped onto her. If the player takes too much time or refuses to help her, the chandelier will fall and kill Justine.
  • Smooch of Victory: If the player saves her from the chandelier trap, she thanks them with a kiss.

Nina Volkov

Voiced by: Rachel Walzer (English), Mayumi Yanagisawa (Japanese)

  • Action Girl: Moreso than the other reporters. She even brags about having killed a bear at one point.
  • Badass Normal: Like the other reporters (excluding Pamela), she is capable of holding her own against the monsters.
  • Character Death: Much like Pamela, Nina cannot be saved.
  • Eat Me: Lets a monster eat her so that she can blow it up from the inside.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Upon being caught by a monster, she makes the decision to sacrifice herself to allow Brisco and the cameraman to escape the lodge.
  • I Will Only Slow You Down: She tells Brisco and the cameraman to leave her before performing her Heroic Sacrifice.
  • The Lost Lenore: The Suspense ending reveals that the cameraman had feelings for her.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She wears a tube top.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: The cameraman recalls her "lovely black hair" and "soft, translucent skin" in the Suspense ending.

Paula Orton

Voiced by: Rumiko Varnes (English), Rina Sato (Japanese)

  • Cute and Psycho: Underneath her cute and naive demeanour belies a bloodthirsty killer.
  • The Ditz: During her report sections, she is clearly unprofessional due to her habit of forgetting her lines and stammering at times. This is likely a facade to hide her participation in the massacre of Chicago.
  • Evil All Along: The secret tapes (which are only seen in a NTSC-J game due to a bug) reveals that Paula is a willing accomplice to whatever was going on with Chicago's infestation of monsters, and why the reporting team's co-workers are being killed off one by one.

Mark Bockwinkle

Voiced by: Chris Koprowski (English), Junichi Sawabe (Japanese)

  • Generic Guy: Only appears to fill in the role of reporter if every other reporter is killed, and other than being a male reporter, he has no other distinguishing features.
  • Secret Character: It is entirely possible to play the entire game and not realize that he exists, since he only appears if all four reporters (besides Pamela and Nina, who cannot be saved) die.

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