Remember Me (Video Game)
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The Errorist Movement
Voiced by: Kezia Burrows
- Action Girl: She can climb her way through half the Paris, hanging off the flimsiest ledges. In combat, she regularly punches out Powered Armor - clad S.A.B.R.E. Enforcers, though not without difficulty. She even beats the crap out of Kid X-Mas, who's easily four times her size and probably six times her weight, and only gets a little winded.
- Ambiguously Brown: She's actually a quarter Ethiopian, a quarter East Indian, and half white.
- Amnesiac Hero: With a twist that she was basically Hoist by Her Own Petard.
- Anti-Hero: She makes some morally questionable things in the story, and often doubts why she does it.
- Badass Adorable: She's a very beautiful Action Girl who can change memories and kick lots of ass.
- Combat Stilettos: Small ones, more practical than the average.
- Companion Cube: Growing up, Jax the Panda, a Robot Buddy, was her only real friend.
- Dark and Troubled Past: The subversion of this is a big twist of the game; it's revealed that Nilin was a fairly normal person(membership in a pseudo-terrorist group notwithstanding) before being imprisoned and having her memory taken, albeit one with a fairly traumatic — and ultimately temporary — experience in her past. Her father's inability to accept that she could learn to deal with it naturally led to the invention of Sensen.
- Dark Skinned Red Head: She has dark red hair.
- Everyone Looks Sexier If French: She's dark-skinned, has a slender figure but not a stick by any means, she has curves, the camera LOVES her sculpted back, her long legs are further accentuated with her boots and jeans.
- Fingerless Gloves: On her left hand.
- It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": Her mother Scylla prounounces her name as "Nih-lynn", with the emphasis on the second syllable. Literally everyone else in the game (Edge, Tommy, Trace, etc.) says it "Nill-in", with the emphasis on the first syllable (like "villain").
- Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: She's the daughter of Charles and Scylla Cartier-Wells.
- Male Gaze: A lot of footage for the game and its cover art like to focus on Nilin's buttocks. According to initial interviews, advertisers were really not happy with the idea of a female protagonist who wasn't a Third-Person Seductress.
- And even if she isn't sexualized, Nilin has still a... well-animated backside, especially when she walks.
- Ms. Fanservice
- Multicolored Hair: Dark red with prominent white stripes.
- Painted-On Pants: When Nilin gets her own clothing back, the outfit includes blue jeans that look so tight they should almost prevent her from even moving her legs.
- Scars Are Forever: Has a small scar on her right upper lip from the car crash she and Scylla were in.
- She-Fu: Her fighting style generally involves lots of acrobatic flips and kicks.
- Third-Person Seductress: Downplayed - Nilin is certainly slim and gorgeous, but she dresses fairly sensibly.
- Wrestler in All of Us: Nilin uses a couple of hurricaranas at a later part of the game as part of a Quick Time Event.
- Bald of Awesome
- Fanboy: He's almost bouncing with excitement about meeting Nilin. He even says that it's an honour to have his memory stolen by one of the best.
- Gonk: Zig-Zagged, he's not ugly by any means, because if he had a better haircut, either long or short, he'd look prettier, but his hairstyle and clothes... well, he looks awful, even Edge comments on it.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He distracts Johnny Greenteeth by jumping on the Leaper's back, stopping him from killing Nilin. Unfortunately, Johnny Greenteeth smashes him against the floor hard enough to kill him.
- Improbable Hairstyle: Has most of his head shaved with geometric lines, with a long braid done up in a bun at the back of his head. He apparently thinks it looks cool, but Edge comments on how bad it is.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: His true name is never revealed, which is strange, given that Nilin takes his memories at one point. Maybe she just doesn't find it important?
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Zig-Zagged. H3O is certifiably insane, but Edge is the part that realizes what an abomination he is and wants to die.
- Death Seeker: Its main goal due to all of its traumas.
- Heroic Sacrifice
- I Cannot Self-Terminate: Upon revealing himself to be H3O incarnate, he finally says that his entire mission was for Nilin to kill him, since he hates himself for all of his memories and for what Sensen — and, by extension, he himself — has done to the world.
- Instant A.I.: Just Add Water!: As H3O he is the central control of Sensen, and he has spontaneously become human-like due to all the memories stored in his own banks forming a mind. Considering how horrible many of those memories are, he is also more than a bit unhinged. Edge is his avatar to bring about his own destruction.Edge: I am Edge. I am a spontaneous entity formed from the putrid pit where everyone flushed their most horrible and painful memories. I am H3O. My first memories are the tears of a girl. I am the child of Memorize, and its worst enemy. I am the father of the Leapers and their grim reaper. I am your friend. You must kill me.
- In the Hood
- The Man Behind the Monsters: Albeit not willingly.
- Mechanical Abomination: As the Final Boss.
- Mission Control: His voice and profile are all that you see of him of him as he guides you through the game. Until the big reveal at the end.
- Suicide by Cop: Or Memory Hunter, in this case. He wants Nilin to kill him of her own free will, but when she expresses her reluctance to destroy him, he tells her that he'll force her hand by trying to kill her.
- Voice with an Internet Connection
- Walking Spoiler: Just look at all the spoilered tropes above.
- Badass Longcoat: Oh, yeah, a bordeaux greatcoat with black pauldrons. If it wasn't for his attitude, he'd be one hell of imposing guy.
- Dreadlock Rasta: He has a nice set of rastas on his person, and he's quite a nice guy,
- Eye Scream: he has his left eye missing.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: His face is heavily scarred, and he's not a bad guy at all.
- Retired Outlaw: He used to be an active Errorist member and a Memory Hunter, but after being released from prison, he's retired and opened a bar. He's still an ally, though, and more than willing to help Nilin and Edge with whatever they need.
- Archnemesis Dad: Turns out he is Nilin's father. He is also one of the main forces behind all the problems she faces.
- He Knows About Timed Hits: A weird sort of in-universe version. When Nilin successfully remixes his memory so he remembers her dying in his early memory experiments, he immediately knows what she must have done the moment he sees her.
- Heel Realization: When Nilin finally makes him see what Sensen has done, he's very upset about it.
- It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: Charles, and earlier his father Antoine, had a dream of using Sensen as a global social network to unite the human race, thereby eliminating things like racism, class prejudice, and inequality. That they failed to consider the downside is a little like saying the Hindenburg had a problem while landing.
- Mad Scientist: The refinement and advancement of Sensen was not done with a clear head, let's just say.
- People Puppets: What the Sensen allows him to do with any person, especially once the memories are completely overwritten.
- Unholy Matrimony: With his wife, Scylla.
- Artificial Limbs: Has a mechanical left leg.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: She has one bleached, braided bun.
- Evil Matriarch: Turns out she is Nilin's mother. She is also one of the main forces behind all the problems she faces.
- HeelFace Brainwashing: By remixing her memory to believing that the car accident that caused her to lose her leg was her own fault rather than Nilin's, Scylla becomes a much more loving parent. She may or may not have realized the truth by the end of the game, though, and still decides to change her ways and stand with the child she once abandoned.
- Meaningful Name: The mythological sea hazards Scylla may have been a shoal with a risk of a shipwreck. The character's defining moment of her life, naturally, is a car crash. It's also a meaningful name in-story, where she legally changed her name to her childhood nickname; she was called "Scylla" because she was a terror as a child, but proudly took that name as a sign that she was trouble for anybody or anything in her way.
- Never My Fault: She blames her daughter Nilin for the car accident, when really it was Scylla's fault for choosing to keep her eye off the road to turn around and speak to her daughter. Granted, kid Nilin was kicking her mother's seat and was distracting her, but she had stopped when Scylla reactivated Nilin's seatbelts, and Scylla still thought it was a good idea to turn around to chastise her even though Nilin had kept quiet.
- Single-Issue Psychology: Apparently a lifetime of child abandonment and amoral capitalism left her so depraved she helped develop a system that leaves large portions of the population mindless, deformed shells of their former selves, ready to be branded and packaged as slaves in a society that already has sophisticated robot servants. Because her own relationship with her parents wasn't particularly healthy, the car accident simply reinforced that in her mind and made her distrust the entire human concept of family. To Scylla's way of thinking, she did her level best to try the mom thing and it ended with her getting crippled because her preteen daughter couldn't settle down for ten consecutive minutes. Twenty years later, she's the worst kind of transhumanist: one who regards the outward trappings of humanity itself to be a disgusting weakness. The first lines she speaks where the player can hear them are to tell her employees to settle down and get back to work despite the fact that their families have been endangered by a flood.
- Unholy Matrimony: With her husband, Charles.
- Wham Line: Up until reaching Scylla's office and beginning the memory remix, Nilin only knows her as the CEO of Memorize. And then, one of the first things in the memory is a little girl with the same color hair as Nilin, and Scylla addressing the girl as "Nilin".
Captain Gabriel Trace
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: He graduated at the top of his class, and only seems to get better when he hands the aiming over to the ship's computer. Either that, or he can shoot, but chosen to toy with Nilin and miss until it was too late.
- Mind Rape: Not only are his memories stolen by Leapers; they're stolen by two, splitting him between both of them. He becomes a Leaper himself as a result.
Madame Astrid Voorhees
- A God Am I: She views herself as this not just in her role, but especially during her boss fight, where she uses her expertise to manipulate the mindscape.
- The Baroness: She's the Governess of La Bastille prison. Given that the prison is basically a fortress surrounded by a moat, and the guards resemble knights in armor, her obsession with being worshiped by the brainwashed prisoners, the fact that "Madame" is a self-acquired "code name" which she claims is for security purposes, and her declaration that she should be considered "a goddess" during her boss fight (most of which she spends looking down on Nilin), this would make the entire prison, quite literally, her Inferiority Complex.
Dr. Sebastian Quaid
- Can't Kill You, Still Need You: He initially wants to dissect Nilin's memory and orders her taken alive. After she fights off wave after wave of would-be captors, he changes his mind and just wants her gone.
- Early-Bird Cameo: He is the doctor that the Bastille assistant speaks to when Nilin still remembers her name in the opening sequence.
- Mad Doctor/Mad Scientist: Either way, he's just plain mad.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: And how. The potential for abuse of the Sensen system is huge anyway, then this psycho comes along and starts experimenting on people.
- Shout-Out: It's a game with memory manipulation... and his last name is Quaid...
- Strange-Syntax Speaker: He has a... tendency to insert... pauses... in the middle of his... sentences.
- The Unfought: He sends a few waves of mooks at Nilin while she's tracking him down in Episode 6. Then Johnny Greenteeth kills him in a cutscene.
Johnny Greenteeth/Dr. John Green
- Ax-Crazy: Like all Leapers. He even sets the Bastille to self-destruct, killing everyone inside.
- Crazy Sane: Yes, he's completely off his rocker, but he's also almost disturbingly mentally stable for someone who survives in the heart of Leaper territory, is The Dreaded as far as the inhabitants of the slums are concerned, and is capable of controlling other Leapers. Again, though, this is comparatively. As in, compared to the Leapers who are just raving monsters. Somehow he's managed to retain his self-awareness and intelligence, if not his sanity.
- The Dreaded: He is this to the people in the slums.
- Glamour: When you first see him, he looks completely normal. Of course, as soon as he realizes you're there, he quickly drops that façade. The particular species of Leaper he is has the ability to spoof Sensen implants to the point where they appear human (if obviously tweaking like they're on drugs), but given that this shows up precisely twice in the entire game, it's not readily obvious that it's anything but something intentionally weird.
- Lean and Mean: Dear God, together with his long fingers and deformed face, he's really disturbing, he's like a Cyberpunk Slenderman.
- Slasher Smile: And good lord, is it unsettling.
- Was Once a Man: Specifically, was once of the doctors in the Bastille before Quaid used him for experimentation and turned him into a very powerful Mourner Leaper.
Ulf Hansen/Kid X-Mas
An ostentatious bounty hunter, Kid was once a memory hunter who turned to supporting Memorize when he felt that the Errorists were fighting a losing war.
- All There in the Manual: Kid X-Mas's real name is only mentioned in one of the Mnesist Memories.
- Attention Whore: Everything he does is a spectacle. Nilin calls him out on it.Nilin: You always waste so much saliva! Or is it just when you're on the air?
- Badass Baritone: He has a really deep voice in English, not so much in French.
- Big Entrance: His boss fight is preceded by him summoning up an AR ring, complete with pyrotechnics and posing for the fans.
- Bounty Hunter: He turned towards this after his career as a memory hunter. He apparently themed himself off of professional wrestling, and televises his fights with his bounties, including the one with Nilin.
- Chewing the Scenery:
- "The SPAAAAMMMEEERRR!"
- "Sudden DEEEAAATH!"
- Dirty Coward: After his defeat, he starts pleading with his opponent not to mess with his Sensen implant. They don't oblige him.
- Face: He presents himself pretty unambiguously as the charismatic good guy in his fights. But funnily enough...
- FaceHeel Turn: He was an Errorist memory hunter, and started working for Memorize before the beginning of the game.
- The Giant: He's about 7 feet tall, and looks to be about four or five hundred pounds of solid muscle. He can shrug off just about anything you hit him with except Sensen Fury. Strangely enough, while he's huge and nearly invincible, Nilin can be seen knocking him around pretty easily (once the cutscene kicks in).
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He looks like a gigantic albino version of Mike Tyson.
- Power Palms: His Spammer looks like an AR glove, allows him to shoot projectiles and proximity mines, and appears to work like a Power Fist as well. After he's defeated, Nilin appropriates it for herself. Sadly, the mines aren't included, though you get the ability to overload electronics instead.
- Slave to PR: He has an image of a badass bounty hunter to uphold, after all. So when Nilin kicks his ass, he doesn't take it very well.
- Worthy Opponent: Claims to see Nilin as such, as he respects her ability and wishes she weren't fighting for "the wrong side." Of course, it might just be part of his image.
- Xtreme Kool Letterz: It's pronounced "Christmas" despite the abbreviation.
- Battle Couple: With her husband, before he started to succumb to memory addiction.
- Bounty Hunter: Reputedly one of the best. She's noted to have rounded up about 60 Errorists and is credited with bringing down the organization
- Disproportionate Retribution: So you believe that your husband was killed in a botched surgery? Why not blow up the hospital? You'll kill over a hundred people, wound hundreds more, and ensure that an already struggling population has even less access to medical care! That'll teach that doctor a lesson! Oh, he wasn't even in the hospital when you bombed it? Details.
- HeelFace Brainwashing: How Nilin "convinces" Olga to help Nilin's cause; Nilin remixes Olga's memory to make her believe that her husband was killed in a botched treatment by Dr. Quaid.
- Knife Nut: A large knife appears to be her weapon of choice, beside her gunship.
- Only in It for the Money: Although it's never said if she was the one who first captured Nilin, this is her primary motivation for going after Nilin in the game; the medical treatments her husband David needs will be very expensive, and Nilin's got a big price on her head.