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The Crew

As a whole

  • Caper Crew: Each member specializes on a different skill to pull off a successful heist.
    • The Mastermind: Lee
    • The Partner in Crime: Rye
    • The Coordinator: Ansel
    • The Distraction/The Gadget Gal: Eris
    • After the three year Time Skip, Lee and Rye assemble a new crew for the biggest job they will ever do.
      • The Hacker: Anton or Samira
      • The Muscle: Jones or Lena
      • The Thief: Sybil or Niles
      • The Driver: Fabien or Tillie
      • The Grifter: Peter or Miranda
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  • Fire-Forged Friends: If Trust between the group is raised up before Chapter 14 and all of them trust you, they are definitely this trope.
  • Optional Party Member: All the new recruits can be selected, with some of them being Premium Options that unlock bonus scenes.

    Leadership 

Lee (The Main Character/You)

Leader of the crew and brains of all the operations

  • Bi the Way: Lee can romance either Rye, Eris, Sonia, Fabien, or Tillie.
  • ...But He Sounds Handsome: A premium scene with Sonia in Chapter 9 has Lee able to play up this trope while talking to her at a masquerade ball.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Heist scores tend to favor choices that have them be this. For example in Chapter 4, Lee throwing sand at a prison guard's eyes to distract them.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Both gender, appearance, and name can be chosen by the player, with “Lee” as the default.
  • Lady in Red: A female Lee has this as a standard character option at the start. Chapter 8 gives her this option with a premium dress called "Lady Luck."
  • The Leader: Lee is in charge of guiding the crew and planing the robberies.
  • Signature Move: A premium training sequence with the Muscle in Chapter 11 has them learn one of three moves they decide to use for the rest of the book: a right hook, a Roundhouse Kick or a choke hold.

Rye

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Second in command and intelligence of the team
  • Black Best Friend: He is this to Lee since they were younger
  • Friendly Rivalry: He and Eris are competing to be Lee’s Love Interest. Outside of that, both respect each other as partners in crime.
  • The One Guy: Rye can be this if Lee and the rest of the chosen crew are all female.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: When looking for Blackbird, Samira demonstrates her skills by browsing Rye’s entire criminal record on her phone, and before she reads aloud his name, Rye interrupts her.
  • The Smart Guy: He is in charge of studying the subject and alternative escape routes.

Eris Huang

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The explosives expert
  • Big Damn Kiss: If Lee chose to be romantic with her during the flashback in Barcelona, she breaks the no physical contact rule at Trask Island and pulls Lee into a heated kiss.
    • They can also have one in Chapter 4 when she's broken out if they've still been romantic to each other.
  • Demolitions Expert: She is in charge of making explosives of different caliber for each occasion.
  • Friendly Rivalry: She and Rye are competing to be Lee’s Love Interest. Outside of that, both respect each other as partners in crime.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She let herself be arrested by detonating her car, giving Lee and Rye a chance to escape.
  • Ludicrous Precision: Chapter 14 shows that her explosives were made to blow the vault door open without triggering the seismic detectors, having weighed her explosives down to the last precise milligram.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her casual outfit consists of spaghetti strap top that exposes much of her bra.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She can be this if Lee and the rest of the chosen crew are all male.
  • Tattooed Crook: She has a tattoo running up her left arm and shoulders.

    Recruitable New Members 

Anton Edison

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A teen hacker who is the son of the legendary thief Eddie Quick

  • Adorkable: He is very awkward when trying to flirt to a barista, and his first reaction to Jones is “Now we have a Hulk!” When he is first recruited by Lee, he asks them to raise their fist and shout "Heist crew, assemble!"
  • Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence: Parodied about how he feels drinking more than the recommended serving of espresso in Chapter 13.
  • Code Name: In Chapter 4, he wants a codename and calls himself "Shadowhawk." Rye then tells him codenames are cancelled after that. In both his father's and his own good endings, he's finally earned his Shadowhawk name.
  • It Runs in the Family: His father is known between the thief circles as “Eddie Quick”. Anton is very skilled at hacking, wanting recognition from his father and others.
  • Must Have Caffeine: Chapter 13 starts with him having drank several cups of espresso after Rye taught him how to make them. Lee's quite concerned he had too much.
  • Playful Hacker: Anton shows his hacking skills to Lee and Rye while playing Dopey Cat on his phone.
  • Squee!: He is giddy with delight and gains a trust point if you go for the high tech safehouse premium choice in Chapter 6.
  • Teen Genius: He is seventeen years old, and successfully stole 20 dollars from a high security global bank account using public access WiFi.

Samira “Blackbird” Yazdi

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A former hacktivist, now turned suburban housewife

  • Actually, That's My Assistant: When Lee and Rye are first trying to find Blackbird they walk up to a man on his laptop, it’s not him; it’s actually his hijab wearing wife.
  • Education Mama: Implied. Her daughter Lulu studies AP algebra despite being nine years old.
  • Hackette: Because Eris never described what Blackbird looks like, neither Lee or Rye suspected one of the most famous hacktivist to be a suburban mom.
  • Hot-Blooded: She shows a lot of passion whenever something triggers her. Part of gaining her trust means helping her maintain her cool.
  • Housewife: She is content with being a typical suburban mom, attending her daughter’s games, having a regular IT job, and a book club, but Lee can correctly guess that she misses the thrills of being Blackbird.
  • Just Between You and Me: In her good ending, she confronts a businessman during a baseball game and lets him know that she informed the Feds that his oil business has been drilling on protected sites and that for people like him, she's their worst nightmare.
  • Rainbow Speak: A unique case. Some of the words she says are in red, which indicate her passion when speaking.
  • Red Baron: Her alias is Blackbird, which can cause Lee and Rye to mistake her husband for her.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She may have retired to suburbia, but she's still a fearsome hacker who can hack through people's information and expose criminals as quickly as possible.

Mervin “Uppercut Jones” Kalani

An amateur wrestler

  • Bad "Bad Acting": His acting during the prison job is this, making the gang realize they need a Grifter. He thanks Lee if they agree he never has to do this kind of thing again.
  • The Big Guy: Either he or Lena can be chosen as security.
  • Fake Nationality: In universe. He's Hawaiian, but in his bad ending, Bobby Low-Blow wants his wrestling persona to be Tongan.
  • Gentle Giant: Despite his big build, he is a genuinely Nice Guy who tries to avoid using violence. During one of his jobs as bouncer, he preferred to talk down a drunken patron instead of kicking him out.
  • In-Series Nickname: If Jones is selected, he insists to be called by his stage name, because it gives him more confidence on the job. In his bad ending, it gets changed to Fat Bubba Smashfist.
  • Jobber: In his bad ending, he gets reduced to this by having a list of more and more humiliating and outright racist gimmicks in Bobby Low Blow's new indy federation.
  • Martial Pacifist: He only believes in violence when it comes to protecting people, thinks going undercover for Triton goes against his morals because of their refusal to play by the rules, gets along with his teammates, and calls out on toxic masculinity.
  • Triple Shifter: While his real passion is wrestling, he needs to work also as a bouncer and a dog walker to make ends meet. Lee can convince him to join by offering him enough money to open his own wrestling team.

Lena Rosita Ortiz

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Former member of the Royal Marines and Ansel’s ex-girlfriend

  • Bad "Bad Acting": Her acting during the prison job is this, making the gang realize they need a Grifter. She thanks Lee if they agree she never has to do this kind of thing again.
  • Benevolent Boss: In her good ending, not only does she take over all of Ansel's security contracts who offer to pay her double what they paid him, but she treats her employees with much more respect, including knowing their names.
  • The Big Guy: Either she or Jones can be chosen as security.
  • Bond One-Liner: If she escorts Anton into the palace, she punches out a guard. Anton says this is the perfect time to say a badass one-liner, to which she replies “I don't do one-liners.” He says that kind of line is one and she realizes it is.
  • Combat Pragmatism: She doesn't wear a nice dress for the masquerade ball in Chapter 9 since she needs to move freely, not to mention she doesn't have much spaces for hiding weapons.
  • Cowboy Cop: In her bad ending, she becomes a mall cop who gets fired for being too rough with shoplifters.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She usually acts cold and aloof to the rest of the Heist Crew. In Chapter 11, she opens up to Lee about her insecurities, which Ansel took advantage of, and appreciates them having her back.
  • The Dreaded: Ansel fears her presence in Chapter 3, especially when he finds out she's the muscle.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: She gives a long overdue one to Ansel in Chapter 15.
  • Sherlock Scan: In Chapter 6, she can tell it was a two man group that burned the safehouse down.
  • Too Much Information: Just in case it wasn’t clear enough, Ansel is not only Lena’s ex-boss, but also her ex-boyfriend... who she had a lot of sex with. Rye makes it clear that he could have lived without that piece of information.
  • When She Smiles: Chapter 11 plays it for laughs that Eris is more creeped out by her smiling than her usual frowning.
  • Woman Scorned: She only agrees to join the crew if that means getting back at Ansel. Recruiting her as a Premium ally unlocks additional scenes with Ansel.

Sybil

A mysterious thief who's only just started working the scene

  • Absurd Phobia: If Fabien is recruited, she says she doesn't drive. He says there's nothing to be afraid of going 300km/hr on the road, prompting her to say she fears nothing...except sparrows, Colonel Sanders and the deepest depths of the ocean. Even saying the Colonel's name is a Berserk Button.
  • Brutal Honesty: In her good ending, when Chaz asks how she got onto the Ember of the Sea, she outright states that she drilled her way in with an industrial grade excavation drill with diamond heads and waited till the time was right.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: She is very eccentric and loopy, often putting off her teammates with her quirks.
  • Collector of the Strange: She has animal eyes in jars, bottles of maple syrup and an old crossbow.
  • Companion Cube: She has a pet cactus.
  • Le Parkour: She uses this to escape from Lee and Rye when they come to scout her.
  • Only One Name: Rye only has info on her name and not much else.
  • Secret Ingredient: She was hired to steal the recipe for maple bacon fudge from an upper class restaurant in Montreal when you go to recruit her.
  • Trap Master: Her warehouse hideout is full of booby traps.

Niles “Eddie Quick” Edison

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Anton's father, a legendary thief who just got out of prison and a member of the Rooks

  • Ass Shove: In his bad ending hiding out in a nursing home, he rudely tells the nurse he doesn't want any pills. She tells them they're vitamins and if he's rude again, she threatens to have them taken as a suppository which makes him back down and take them orally.
  • Good Old Ways: He didn't trust a member of the Rooks to pick a gate without fancier tools, unable to adapt with modern times. He doesn't approve of his son's way of stealing through computers.
  • Green Around the Gills: Downplayed. In Chapter 4, he has seasickness medication, but he'd rather not be on the boat any longer than he has to.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: His Trust goes up if you take the premium option for the lavish mansion safehouse premium choice in Chapter 6.
  • Old Master: He's a master thief who's been around for years and still knows some tricks. In his good ending, he's hailed as one of these for the Monaco job.
  • Red Baron: When they first met Anton, Lee only recognizes who his father is when the nickname "Eddie Quick" is mentioned.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In his good ending, he gives a prospective member of the Rooks this about what it means to be a good thief.
  • Technologically Blind Elders: This Fatal Flaw causes his rough relationship with his son and for The Rooks to consider him obsolete. In Chapter 14, when he is face to face with the vault, he nearly has a panic attack because of it. Lee can calm him down or tell him "Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!."
  • This Is Unforgivable!: He has this reaction to the safehouse burning in Chapter 6.
  • Turn in Your Badge: Or rather signet ring that shows he's a member of the Rooks when the Broker comes for him.

Fabien Ahmad

A banned F1 driver

  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: He locks the van doors on Lena in Chapter 9 because of how much she wants to punch Ansel, mission or not.
  • Oh, Crap!: He has this reaction in Chapter 11 when Princess Marguerite announces that all public roads in and out of the city will be closed off during the wedding since he had the route planned down to the second.
  • The One That Got Away: Not in a romantic sense, but what got him into street racing was that he lost a race as a professional racer to a street racer, and one he's never been able to beat since.
  • Technician vs. Performer: The technician to Tillie's performer in their race by going through the road. He shows it off in Chapter 12 by swerving through cars in tight spaces.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In Chapter 4, he's upset that he's a badass driver and he's stuck driving what amounts to a rusty dinghy, even if it's part of a cover for the prison break. He considers it like giving a surgeon a spoon instead of a scalpel.

Tillie Marshall

An ex X Games driver

  • Friend to All Living Things: She mentions wanting to use her share of the money to buy sanctuaries for exotic animals. She also becomes furious at the prospect of driving a motorboat in Florida, given the large amount of manatees in the area. She goes as far as to call Florida "Manatee Country". In her good ending, she builds an animal preserve.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Gino tells Lee and Rye that her partying ways have lost her sponsors.
  • Southern Belle: She's from Georgia and occasionally slips into a Southern accent.
  • Technician vs. Performer: The performer to Fabien's technician by cutting corners, jumping over barriers. She shows it in Chapter 12 by going off-road.

Peter Graves

A method actor who dreams of joining Hollywood

  • Bad "Bad Acting": Invoked at his recruitment.
    “Good acting is hard to come by, but pretending to act badly is even harder. The audience looked on the verge of tears!”
  • Butt-Monkey: In his bad ending, he ends up the first eliminated contestant on America's Most Eligible.
  • The Diva: A rare male example. He is a proud actor who wants to make it big in Hollywood, pulling scams as a way to prove his talents. Lee can win him over by telling him that the job would be his greatest accomplishment as an actor.
  • The Fashionista: He is the one in charge of suggesting new outfits for Lee. If he gets into Princess Marguerite's chambers, he can either pretend to be the hair dresser or the stylist.
  • Method Acting: In-Universe. He's one who gets quite into character. Eris has a story that he got two FBI agents to arrest each other, or as Rye calls it, a “Morocco Switch.”
  • Produce Pelting: On the receiving end of this at his one man show.
  • Starving Artist: It happens to be the achievement name for his bad ending.
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: In-universe. His one man show is this to the point it gets people booing and throwing food at him. Turns out it was Just as Planned.
  • X-Pac Heat: In-Universe, in his bad ending, besides being voted out of America's Most Eligible, focus groups hate him and entire blogs are dedicated to dragging him down.

Miranda Moreau

Marguerite's former friend who hosts charity galas only to play her donors off against one another

  • Alliterative Name
  • Ambiguously Gay: Is mentioned to have been more than good friends with Princess Marguerite, and gets flustered while talking about her engagement to Carlisle.
    • With the kiss she gives Marguerite in chapter 14 all ambiguity is destroyed.
  • Batman Gambit: She gets rich donors to sign huge checks to bogus charities by exploiting their rivalries.
  • Big Damn Kiss: If she's with the group in Chapter 14, she gets one with Princess Marguerite.
  • The Fashionista: She's the one in charge of suggesting new outfits for Lee.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: After meeting Princess Marguerite in Chapter 8, she grabs a drink that the Thief gives her.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Feminine and in love with Princess Marguerite.
  • Master of Disguise: If she's recruited, she has outfits for all occasions, some more specific than others.
  • My God, You Are Serious: She has this reaction when the plan to steal the Crown Jewels on live TV is explained to her.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: During the crew's escape in Chapter 15, she uses her own stiletto heels to attack the guards coming after her.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's the Girly Girl next to Lena's Tomboy if they're both in the crew.
  • What Does She See in Him?: She has this reaction to her former girlfriend Princess Marguerite's engagement to Carlisle.

    Former Members 

Ansel Crane

One of the original members of the crew. He betrays his partners to the police to launch his career as expert security officer.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: He makes several inappropriate advances on Sonia and obviously makes her feel uncomfortable.
  • Bastard Boyfriend: Towards Lena Ortiz when they were dating. His mistreatment of her is her motive to join the heist crew.
  • Big Bad: He is the book's main antagonist. The crew's main reason for stealing the crown jewels, apart from getting rich, is to ruin his career and reputation as revenge for him betraying them.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: His motivation for betraying the gang was that he felt like they didn't appreciate his abilities as a criminal.
  • Hannibal Lecture: He tries to give one of these to Lena in Chapter 15, but all he gets is a beating.
  • Hypocrite: Gets called one by Lena in Chapter 6 for saying she had stage fright when he couldn't even talk his way out of a speeding ticket without breaking down into tears, making the officer charge him double.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: After his news interview about the breakout in Chapter 6, Lee can actually agree with him that their acting skills are bad.
  • Smug Snake: He always felt like an outsider to the rest of the crew, and didn’t hesitate when it came to betraying all of them. When Lee and Rye meet with Lena, she outright tells that Ansel was both a terrible boss and boyfriend to her.
  • Stealing the Credit: Chapter 7 shows during Lee and the Thief's time in Ulrich Ziegler's house that Ansel has a contract with Ulrich that any security concepts that he comes up with get the Ansel Crane brand as if he came up with it on his own.
  • This Cannot Be!: He has this reaction in Chapter 3 if you recruited Lena for the Muscle.
    ”No... you recruited her?!
    • Also happens in Chapter 16 when he gets the bag he thinks is the Crown Jewels, only for it to end up being several dozen copies of his book while the crew takes off.

Pike

The former muscle during a job in Greece
  • Foil: To Uppercut Jones. While Jones is an honorable Martial Pacifist and Gentle Giant who befriends his teammates with ease, Pike's a headstrong bully who insults Ansel and disregards Lee's orders.
  • Jerkass: He berated Ansel’s role in the group for no reason, then disobeyed Lee’s orders by firing a gun at the pier, attracting the attention of the police.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: In a Premium flashback, his mistreatment of Ansel contributed to his insecurities, eventually prompting Ansel to seek for fame over his teammates.
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Other Characters

    Outsiders 

Barrett Carlisle

  • Altar Diplomacy: He's getting married to the Princess of Monaco, which gives Lee and Rye the inspiration to steal the Crown Jewels.
  • Bad Boss: He constantly berates his guards, even going so far as to deny one his coffee break.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He makes his money as a pharmaceutical executive who overcharges people for medical supplies.
  • Hate Sink: While Ansel has moments revealing humanizing qualities, Carlisle has none.
  • Money, Dear Boy: In-universe. This is basically the only reason he's marrying Princess Marguerite as it allows him to expand his company businesses into Monaco.
  • This Cannot Be!: He has this reaction to recognizing who Lee is in Chapter 15 as the thief who tried to rob him back in Chapter 1, and even moreso if you take the premium option to steal his collection.

Sonia Alves

  • Dating Catwoman: Is a Love Interest despite being on the opposite side.
  • The Dragon: She serves as this to Ansel, being his head of security.
  • Enemy Mine: She and Lee have to survive a deserted island in Chapter 5.
  • Expy:
    • Of Carmelita from the Sly Cooper games. They're both in the law enforcement profession, harbor feelings for an honorable outlaw, and hate criminals without morals.
    • Of Helene Leventis from The Crown & the Flame. They're both noble top enforcers working for dishonorable men who are the respective antagonists of their series. While Helene abandons Luther no matter what, Sonia abandons Ansel if the player has gained enough trust points with her.
  • Friendly Enemy: Lee has the chance to build up Trust with her in Chapter 5. Getting enough gives the “Frenemies” achievement.
  • Foil: To Lena Ortiz. Both are former law enforcers who ended up working in Security for Ansel Crane. While Lena was involved romantically with Ansel, Sonia rejects his advances.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her gala dress is much more revealing than her regular clothes.
  • That One Case: During her time as a detective in the Brazilian police, there was a thief who'd steal money from people who had nothing left. One of those people was her sister and she was pulled off the case because it was too personal for her.

    The Rooks 

The Broker

  • Mouth of Sauron: She serves as the mouthpiece for the Rooks.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Just known as the Broker.
    • If Blackbird is with the crew she reveals her first name is Betsy.
  • True Neutral: She lets Lee and Rye know that while they have no stake in the heist, they do want to see them take Ansel down.

Whisper

  • Chekhov's Gunman: She doesn't join the party if you pay diamonds to free her, but she will help at a later time. Chapter 14 reveals that she's the wedding planner for Carlisle.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Her real name isn't revealed during the prison breakout.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: If the option is bought to help her escape, she's gone soon as the gang looks back in her direction.
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