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     Sam Herbert

A sysadmin and the first character introduced. Hates to be around others and wants to get out as soon as possible. He has number 0 and Paranoid Personality Disorder. Has a Charahub profile (spoilers) and an 8tracks mix.


    Percy O'Neil
"Surely we could compare notes! Aren't you as confused as I?"

A nonfiction-novelist-slash-newspaper-columnist. Never seen without his notebook and is trying hard to figure out the hospital's mysteries. He has number 4 and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder. Has a Charahub profile (spoilers) and an 8tracks mix.

     Ava von Hall
"This place is spooky! I thought I was soooooo alone here!"

A college dropout and waitress. Appears to care more about flirting and socialization than her new situation. She has number 50 and Histrionic Personality Disorder. Has a Charahub profile (spoilers) and an 8tracks mix.

    Cherry Trau
"Uh... never... nevermind... "

A college biology student. Ridiculously shy and has a stuttering problem, but tries to be helpful. She has number 82 and Avoidant Personality Disorder. Has a Charahub profile (spoilers) and an 8tracks mix.

     Rick L. Worth
"You must not have run into many good people, but never fear. You've ran into the best possible option."

A football coach and PE teacher. Radical and laid-back, Rick towers over the rest of the cast and readily talks about himself. Despite this, he's graceful and fun. He has number 81 and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Has a Charahub profile (spoilers) and an 8tracks mix.

    Red Diamond/Louis Stone
"I don't take kindly to being shoved around."

A stockbroker who introduces himself with an alias. Skeptical and calm, until others get on his nerves. He has number 7 and Antisocial Personality Disorder. Has a Charahub profile (spoilers) and an 8tracks mix.

  • A Glass of Chianti: Word of God says Louis is very fond of (and knowledgeable about) wine.
  • Agent Scully
  • Ambiguously Evil: Is he really that much of a dick or is the hospital just getting to him?
  • Casting a Shadow: His associated element.
  • Consummate Liar: Being The Sociopath, this only comes as a natural. On the former ask blog, he got the question if it was true he crashed the stock market.
    Louis: "Invest in dot.coms", I said. "They'll be around forever", I said...
  • Disabled Snarker: Apparently has hearing problems.
  • Disney Villain Death: At the hands of Cherry. Time will tell if he actually dies. His shadow, at least, has resurfaced as a continuing threat.
  • Dissonant Laughter: Laughs as Rick punches him out.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": He does not like being called Russell, which is also his middle name.
  • Good Is Boring: Seems to follow this line of thinking, purposefully inducing a fight just to get some excitement.
  • I Have Many Names: We only know one, but according to him he has many aliases.
  • Jerkass: Even moreso than Sam. He's fairly unpredictable: one moment he retreats to his room because he's bored, in the other he can be causing chaos wherever he goes - which seems to be his favorite thing to do. Though not necessarily evil (or so we think), he's difficult to keep track of, as one never knows what's going on in his mind, always sheming for the next thing.
  • Kick the Dog: So much. One such moment was when he took Rick's graduation invitation and slowly ripped it in half right in front of him.
  • Serial Killer: His father(?), who killed his own co-workers and boss before the events of the story.
  • Slasher Smile: Hello Louis.
  • Smug Snake
  • The Sociopath: Yes.
  • Unkempt Beauty: His shadow is basically a scruffier, unkempt version of himself.

     Juliet Ross
"I've been expecting you!"

A telephone psychic who has been obsessively painting pictures across the hospital. She has number 22 and Schizotypal Personality Disorder. Has a Charahub profile (spoilers) and an 8tracks mix.

     Quin Orwell

A photographer who was found on the roof. Gets irritated easily. She has number 83 and Borderline Personality Disorder. Has a Charahub profile (spoilers) and an 8tracks mix.

    Helen Bixby
"We have to stick together, okay?"

A well-to-do homemaker who is afraid of being alone. After her number was called by Juliet through the intercom, she woke up on a bed in the middle of a forest within Room 2310. She has number 6 and Dependent Personality Disorder. Has a Charahub profile (spoilers) and an 8tracks mix.

    Darrel Grey

A doctor who was woken up by Helen. He is currently "checking a few things", as per his words. He has number 20 and Schizoid Personality Disorder. Has a Charahub profile (spoilers) and an 8tracks mix.


Spoiler Characters

    The Shadows
Full lineup here.
A group of monsters who patrol the hospital, seeming to be the embodied self-destructive impulses of the characters. They have the ability to take the form of a mass of black tentacles or a colored outline of the character they're pursuing at the time. They also seem to have some control over the hospital itself, being able to create doors to surreal Black Bug Rooms which may or may not be the shadows themselves.

All of Them

  • A Chat with Satan: Their purpose. Some of them are even quite personable to people other than "themselves".
  • All There in the Manual: Some of them are described in the author's tag, and the Charahub profiles for the cast mention nicknames for all of them and their rooms.
  • Alternate Company Equivalent: They resemble the shadow selves in the mobile story 'The Crown and the Flame' in looks (both are almost entirely black versions of the cast with glowing eyes) and in behavior (being a twisted and a warped version of them and talking in a creepy fashion). This troper even called them 'Shadow (character)' before they got referred as such.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: As of yet, or at least the real one's Co-Dragons.
  • Break Them by Talking: Their modus operandi. Which is also how they're 'defeated'.
  • Combat Tentacles
  • Demonic Possession: Seem to be able to hitch a ride with their respective characters when they choose to embrace their negative qualities. They don't seem to be able to influence actions beyond needling their counterparts, but they can make hosts look really creepy.
  • Eldritch Abomination: All of them are horrific, reality-bending monsters that twist local virtual reality into a bizarre representation of their own mind.
  • Hearing Voices: Seem to be able to invoke this.
  • Ironic Hell: Their personality, traits and room often combine to form a sick subversion of their counterpart's personality and traits. For example, Shadow Rick has to view a burning city never able to help.
  • Meaningful Name: They're just about everything in this article, the repressed personality traits of the characters.
  • Mental World: The room they appear in very much reflects the psyche of their counterparts.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: They have a tendency to stalk the characters in "black squiggle" form. They don't notice it, but the audience does.
  • Psychological Torment Zone: They all hide in these, and it usually has something to do with their counterparts (for example, Shadow Quin's place is all icy and snow because of Quin's accident). When they are 'defeated', the place breaks down along with them.
  • Secret Test of Character: Their goal is to make their normal versions accept the personality traits they represent. This is not a bad thing.
  • Voice of the Legion: Possibly. They speak with their respective character's color (if a bit brighter) with a black highlight, in all lower case, with minimal punctuation.

Shadow Sam

Shadow Percy

Shadow Ava

Shadow Cherry

Shadow Rick

Shadow Louis

Shadow Juliet

Shadow Quin

Shadow Helen


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