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Note: If the character has a name in the Japanese version, it's written in italics.
Characters from Trauma Center: Under the Knife games (includes Second Opinion)
Voiced by: Takayuki Kondō (JP), Yuri Lowenthal (EN)
- Ass Kicking Pose: It seems to be part of routine before starting an operation.
- Badass in Distress: He does the majority of the saving in Second Opinion, but he gets infected with GUILT in the fourth mission of the sixth chapter and his life is in danger, and Dr Nozomi Weaver/Naomi Kimishima has to save his life.
- Book Dumb: Derek is really only kept around Caduceus because he's a genius surgeon, and definitely not for his skills as a doctor. Dr. Kasal even sends Angie along with him because he doesn't trust Derek in that regard (though it's rather pathetic that his nurse is a far better doctor than he is). Still, he gets better by Under the Knife 2, and is shown to be impressively competent by New Blood and Trauma Team (if only because you're not playing as him anymore). The first game does extensively examine this, at least. Derek's so-so bedside manner and mediocre diagnostics skills are acknowledged by other characters (he was never top of the class in med school and borrowed assignment answers) and nearly get him in very serious trouble while he's in general practice. Part of the reason he chooses to join Caduceus is because by that point he's aware his incredible surgical skills are far and away his best asset and an environment that focuses him on that exclusively will allow him to do the most good.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Is lazy and negligent a lot of the time, but is a skilled surgeon where it counts and has the ability to slow down time.
- Catchphrase: Let's begin the operation!
- Healing Hands: The Healing Touch counts as this. To him, time slows down. To others, he appears to operate in the blink of an eye.
- Heroic BSoD: After failing to save Emilio's life. It's so bad that he actually loses the use of his Healing Touch for a while.
- The Intern: Averted, the games start with him having just finished his residency.
- Last-Minute Hookup: With Angie, in the second game.
- Legendary in the Sequel: Maybe not legendary, but still, his actions in treating GUILT and PGS have made him known as a master surgeon in New Blood.
- My Greatest Failure: Just when he's operated on several patients and is ready to save him, Emilio's antibodies aren't enough, and dies. Derek doesn't take it very well.
- Older and Wiser: His cameos in New Blood and Trauma Team show he's gotten even more confident with his role.
- One of Our Own: He gets infected with GUILT in Second Opinion and has to be operated on by Dr. Kimishima.
- Power-Strain Blackout: The first time he uses the Healing Touch intentionally in an operation (as opposed to a low-stakes practice session or out of sheer desparation), he faints afterwards.
- Previous Player-Character Cameo: Appears in an episode of New Blood and a postgame challenge, and can be heard in some of Naomi's flashbacks in Trauma Team and he and CR-S01 discuss Rosalia taking on the disease she had.
- Pride: Becomes increasingly more vain in the second game, as his newfound fame leads him to believe that his Healing Touch makes any operation a non-issue. Failing to save Emilio deals a heavy blow to his confidence.
- Punny Name: His surname is Stiles, which sounds like stylus, used in the DS.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: Every X-Mission starts with Derek openly rejecting Adam's statements.
- Super Title 64 Advance: In the English-language versions — Derek Stiles. Nintendo DS.
- Time Stands Still: He manages to do this with his Healing Touch during the Savato operations.
- Unwitting Pawn: In Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2, he becomes this for both Mercer and Reina when they copy his Healing Touch abilities from him.
Voiced by: Sachiko Nakamura (Under the Knife) and Ayako Kawasumi (Second Opinion onwards) (JP), Wendee Lee (EN)
- Alliterative Name: Ange Amou (not so much in the English translation, where it just becomes Angie Blackwell).
- Art Evolution: In the original Under the Knife, she looked a lot like a teenager despite being 21. Starting from the remake Second Opinion, she looks closer to her actual age.
- But Not Too Foreign: She is part-German.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Despite her insistence that there's nothing between her and Derek, Angie gets noticeably more aggressive or passive-aggressive respectively when she sees Mayuzumi or Heather close to him.Angie: (to Derek, regarding Heather) You wouldn't want to make a beautiful woman like her cry, would you?Angie: (to Derek, regarding Mayuzumi) And what's more, you're all infatuated with someone like... HER!
- Establishing Character Moment: When Angie first appears, she arrives slightly late—because she either witnessed a man on a bus having a heart attack (Under the Knife) or witnessed a man getting hit by a car (Second Opinion), and in either case, she personally helped the man to the hospital and thus was responsible for the man receiving quick treatment. This establishes how hard a worker Angie is and how seriously she takes her job, in contrast to Derek's (initial) laziness.
- Exact Eavesdropping: Whether it be on Linda reconciling with her (Linda's) parents, the fact that she could left out for a lab raid, or what's meant to be a private conversation between Derek and Mayuzumi, Angie's been scolded on more than one occasion for eavesdropping. By Under the Knife 2, Derek points out that this is a bad habit of hers.
- Fatal Flaw: Her volatile emotions. They definitely give her drive to help patients and also give her the guts to call people out for just what kind of mistakes they make, but they can also cause her to break down hard, either in despair (as seen in 1-8, when she's found unable to resuscitate the car accident patient) or anger (in 2-7, after her and Derek's patient yells at them for saving her life).
- Foil: To Elena. While Angie is bolder and more skilled, she's very emotionally immature and quick to cry, get furious, and belittle others. Elena, on the flipside, is more composed, cheerier, and prefers to shower the doctors with positive encouragement instead.
- Good is Not Nice: Angie is The Lancer, strongly committed to her duties as a nurse, and means well for Derek, but her temper and emotional immaturity often lead her to display obnoxious behavior that negatively impacts those around her.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: She goes from calm to extremely angry with minimal provocation.
- Heroic BSoD: In Chapter 6 in Second Opinion, when Derek becomes infected with GUILT, Angie volunteers to assist Dr. Kimishima, but at certain moments the former is unable to see Derek in the condition he was in, cries many times, and jumps to severe conclusions.
- Hypocrite: Early on in Under The Knife/Second Opinion, Angie criticizes Derek for "not showing proper bedside manner" to a patient. A few chapters later, she and Derek save the life of a teenage, suicidally-depressed GUILT patient named Linda Reid. After Linda snaps at the two hospital workers for saving her, Angie loses her own temper and responds by angrily telling her that saving her was a mistake and that she should just die.
- I Know Karate: "I have studied Aikido."
- Last-Minute Hookup: With Derek, in the second game.
- Shipper on Deck: A very subtle example, but after Derek cures Dr. Greg Kasal of the Tetarti strain of GUILT, Cybil says that Dr. Kasal needs time to recover, even though he'll probably try to return to work right away. So Angie suggests that it looks like they're understaffed, so perhaps Cybil could assist Dr. Kasal?
- To Be a Master: When Derek finally decides to transfer from Hope Hospital to Caduceus, Angie goes with him, both because the hospital thought Derek needed someone he was familiar with to help him, and, as Angie explains, because Angie wants to be a "master assistant" just as Derek wants to be a master surgeon.
- Trying Not to Cry: In Chapter 6 in Second Opinion, when Derek becomes infected with GUILT, Angie struggles to hold herself back multiple times. By the end of the surgery, in the Japanese version, her voice is so quiet that it barely registers above a soft whisper.
- Tsundere: The manual outright says that she "can be childish and moody from time to time". Starts out as a Type A towards Derek, but gradually warms up to him. She still shifts back every so often, though.
- Vocal Evolution: In her cameo in New Blood, where she's now in her 30s, her voice has noticeably matured along with her.
- What the Hell, Hero?:
- Delivers two of these in the first Under the Knife (and its remake, Second Opinion). The first one to Derek, when his desire to attend a symposium causes him to not properly analyze a patient, leading to complications later on; and the second one to Linda Reid when she lashes out at them in a fit of suicidal depression. Because Angie believes that with so many people in the hospital struggling to live, she tells Linda that if she wants to die then she should die, and make room for the others.
- Delivers yet another one to Derek in Under the Knife 2 after Emilio dies. While she agrees that there was nothing that could be done about it, she also points out that Stiles' overconfidence in the Healing Touch had made him increasingly arrogant and led him to underestimate his patients' wounds.
Doctors and Staff
Nozomi Weaver / Naomi Kimishima (Mira/Mila Kimishima)
Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe (JP), Kirsten Potter (EN)
- All of the Other Reindeer: In a way - Nozomi was disbarred as an official surgeon for "having magical powers", which led to her jumping ship to Delphi.
- Anime Hair: It is confusing as to how her Second Opinion hairstyle is physically possible.
- The Atoner: After cutting her ties with Delphi, she makes up for it by contributing to the war on GUILT, and later finding work in forensics.
- Badass in Distress: She helps to save lives in chapter 6 of Second Opinion and she even saves Derek Stiles’ life after he gets infected with GUILT. However Dr Naomi Kimishima gets infected with the Rosalia Virus in Trauma Team and she is the final patient whose life you have to save in that game.
- Broken Bird: Her work with Delphi combined with finding out about her terminal illness makes her become this in Trauma Team.
- But Not Too Foreign: In the Japanese version, at least. She's a Japanese-American.
- She tends to begin The Summation by stating, "The dead shall speak. Let's put together the truth of what happened here." note
- In Second Opinion, she tends to say "Here Goes" before starting an operation.
- The Coroner: Takes up this role in Trauma Team as a forensic scientist.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: In Trauma Team. She was stoic and rather cold, certainly as a result of depression considering her imminent death. As her story progresses, she lightens up considerably, thanks to her interactions with Alyssa.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: After everything she gets put through, Naomi deserved getting a clean bill of health and the chance to get to take care of her adopted daughter.
- Gratuitous English: In the Japanese version. The names of her operations are in English, even.
- Healing Hands: She has the Healing Touch as well, though hers works differently from Derek's. Hers causes a patient's vitals to go up while she operates, temporarily relieving the need to stop and use the stabilizer to restore vitals. Though for one operation she does where slowing time is necessary, she does it "Derek's way".
- Heel–Face Revolving Door: Turned to Delphi after being stripped of her medical license due to her Healing Touch. As Delphi approaches its end, she then sneaks off with some GUILT samples to use as bargaining chips with Caduceus Europe, joining Derek in the battle against GUILT.
- Heroic BSoD: Naomi has one in Trauma Team when a bomb blows up in Alyssa's hands.
- One of Our Own: She is the patient for the final operation in Trauma Team.
- Mistress and Servant Boy: Her and Little Guy's relation ship in Trauma Team has shades of this.
- Ms. Fanservice: In Second Opinion. Downplayed in Trauma Team for the most part, but a lot of her cutscenes intentionally give the viewer an eyeful of boob.
- Older and Wiser: Trauma Team, which takes place ~8 years after Second Opinion, has her as probably the oldest playable character and partially played for sex appeal value.
- One-Note Cook: The only dish she can cook well is curry, which she learned during her time in India.
- Parental Substitute: Naomi feels obligated to raise Morality Pet Alyssa after she gets nearly killed in a bomb meant for her.
- Phone Call from the Dead: Has the ability to receive the final words of the deceased through her phone in Trauma Team, by making contact with the corpse (or its remains).
- Pop Quiz: All over the place in her portions of Trauma Team. Solving it usually leads to acquiring Solid Evidence.
- Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: In her very first chapter on Trauma Team, when she confronts the murderer.Naomi: "I see corpses every day. One more won't bother me."
- The Sixth Ranger: Her line of work in Trauma Team is not as closely intertwined with the other doctors', giving off this impression in the cast's dynamics.
- Soap Opera Disease: She's got a GUILT-related genetic disorder in Trauma Team that's slowly killing her, though it falls under this trope due to not really stopping her from doing anything. She's cured when her "twisted" Rosalia varaint is cured.
- Super Title 64 Advance: Her Second Opinion alias, Nozomi Weaver.
- Thousand-Yard Stare: Her pose when she's ready to operate in Second Opinion has her eyes look completely dead.
- Your Days Are Numbered: After Second Opinion, she's diagnosed with an incurable disease that leaves her with only about a year of life left, only for it to later combine with the Rosalia Virus. When she's cured of the mutated (aka "Twisted") Rosalia in the last operation, the disease dies along with it, leaving her to take care of her new adopted daughter, Alyssa.
Mary Fulton (Momoe Furumura)
Voiced by: Chisato Sugawara (Under the Knife) and Mai (Second Opinion onwards) (JP), Wendee Lee (EN)
- Catchphrase: She doesn't really have one, but fans have noted how often she berates Derek with the "You're such a handful!" line in Under the Knife 2, even if the in-game text says otherwise.
- Shipper on Deck: To Derek x Angie, in Under the Knife 2.Mary: (to Angie) There will always be times where men and women don't get along, my dear... But when you get to be my age, you start to realize just how silly it is to beat around the bush.
Tyler Chase (Tougo Sakura)
- Big Brother Instinct: Well, can you really blame him?
- Big Brother Mentor: When we're first introduced to Tyler's sister Amy, Amy hasn't done her homework because she thinks it's "boring", but Tyler explains (with a bit of self-deprecation) that if she doesn't do it, she'll turn out dumb like her big brother, and she wants everyone to know how smart she is, doesn't she?
- Brilliant, but Lazy: He's a good doctor, but he doesn't like to work very much.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: In the sequel, he's known to be very strict with his interns, who nicknamed him "The Demon".
- Genius Ditz: Despite not liking to work very much, as noted under Brilliant, but Lazy above, Tyler is very good at writing detailed theses. Which is why Derek doesn't turn Tyler in for euthanasia after Amy is cured, as Tyler's skills can still be used to help save lives instead of ending them.
- Shipper on Deck: To Derek x Angie.
- Shoot the Dog: He was an euthanasist before Derek changed his mind by saving his little sister's life. While slightly ambiguous, it's implied that he was doing this in an unofficial (and illegal) capacity.
Victor Niguel (Shuuya Aragaki)
Voiced by: Kazuya Niinou note (Under the Knife) / Masaaki Kouda (Second Opinion onwards) (JP), Spike Spencer (EN)
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Is very strange and kind of a dick, but also one of the smartest people on the team, being directly responsible for synthesizing the nanobots to destroy the Pempti GUILT and the sedative to help with the PGS symptoms.
- Cluster F-Bomb: The guy provides the greatest source for swear words in the game.
- Determinator: After the discovery of an unknown GUILT strain at the end of chapter 2 of Under the Knife 2, Victor spends a lot of time offscreen investigating its origins. It isn't until the final chapter where his investigation bears fruit and the Hands of Asclepius is discovered to be the one responsible for Neo-GUILT.
- Dr. Jerk: He's one of the more abrasive characters in the cast. At least he's only a researcher.
- Heroic BSoD: After Anderson's death, he locked himself away in his lab to perfect the Pempti treatment, in hopes nobody will suffer the same way.
- Insufferable Genius: Though the "insufferable" part isn't played up all too much.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's not very good at showing his emotions and makes remarks that make it sound like he doesn't care. Angie calls him out on this after the operation of the sixth strain of GUILT, at which point he says he's just relieved that his colleague turned out okay. He also takes Anderson's death the hardest out of the entire cast and spends a long period of time holed up to make sure it doesn't happen again.
- It's also strongly implied that Victor leaked information to the press in order to protect Director Kasal from political backlash after his decision to distribute lifesaving medicine that wasn't yet FDA-approved, which helped to stop a GUILT outbreak.
- Perpetual Frowner: Hardly seen smiling.
Stephen Clarks (Takuji Houshou)
- Depending on the Artist: In the stylized Under The Knife artwork, he looked severe and serious. The updated artwork shown here makes him... rather goofy.
- Game-Over Man: His main role is jumping in to take over if you fail an operation.
- The Generic Guy: He's pretty well the most nondescript member of Caduceus' staff. To underscore this, he only has one character sprite, with a neutral expression.
- Nice Guy: What dialogue he does have shows this, and being perfectly willing to let Derek operate on Reid's Post-Kyriaki helps with that perception.
Leslie Sears (Yuno Itou)
- Depending on the Artist: Originally, she looked young but matronly. The updated artwork plays up her youth.
- Shipper on Deck: To Derek x Angie, in Under the Knife 2.
Sidney Kasal (Souji Kutsukake)
- Not So Stoic: He briefly loses his cool when he's told by a politician that he needs to stop treating the GUILT outbreak due to the experimental treatments not being approved by the FDA yet. With an outbreak occurring under his watch, he gets angry that he's being interrupted in a middle of a health crisis and people would die if he ordered all GUILT treatment to be halted.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: More to show that he's tense than to be threatening, though.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Even after his job is threatened for not following standard protocol (using untested treatment without FDA approval), he decides to keep doing what he feels is right for the patients.
- The Straight Man: He doesn't have much of a sense of humor, and unlike his brother, his expressions and mood are always serious.
Greg Kasal (Shin'ichi Kutsukake)
- Babies Ever After: By the time of 2, he and Cybil have a daughter named Kari.
- Big Brother Mentor
- Game-Over Man: In the early operations of Under the Knife and Second Opinion, he takes over if Derek allows the patient's vitals to empty out.
- Happily Married: To Cybil, in Under the Knife 2.
- One of Our Own: He gets infected with Tetarti in the first game. He requests that Dr. Stiles perform the operation instead of Dr. Clarks, as the final test as his mentor.
Cybil Myers (Sayaka Myoujin)
Voiced by: Mizuho Adachi (Under the Knife) / Fuyuka Ooura (Second Opinion onwards) (JP), Wendee Lee (EN)
- Babies Ever After: By the time of 2, she and Greg have a daughter named Kari.
- Chekhov's Skill: Her police officer training, as she dated a guy on the bomb squad and thus, in the present day, can advise Derek on how to dismantle a bomb.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: When Derek first meets Cybil, Tyler jokes that Cybil is this, and that she'll never work with Derek again if he screws up. This is a joke on Tyler's part, and Cybil isn't really any stricter to Derek than the rest of the cast, except when she scolds him for panicking over the bomb, but that was just to shock Derek into attempting to solve the problem.
- Happily Married: With Greg, as of Under the Knife 2.
- Nerves of Steel: Cybil got the nickname "Iron Vixen" due to her ability to remain cool under pressure.
- Oh, Crap!: She lets out a "Ah no... don't tell me..." when she realizes she's been infected with GUILT in the first game.
- One of Our Own: She is infected with Paraskevi in the first game.
- Shipper on Deck: To Derek x Angie, in Under the Knife 2.
Robert Hoffman (Iichirou Kitazaki)
- Big Good: Takes up Richard Anderson's role as head of Caduceus.
- The Comically Serious: When Cybil and Greg Kasal take off to handle the incoming patients (all being sent to Caduceus) due to a big accident on the freeway in Under The Knife 2's 3-5, they leave him to take care of their baby in the meantime. Hilarity Ensues.
- Cool Old Guy: Once he returns to wielding his Healing Touch, he is shown to be just as capable as Derek in treating GUILT.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: In Under the Knife, he wears a somewhat vacant expression on his face until this moment, when he becomes much more serious-looking. This effect is also present in Second Opinion, but it is much more subtle.
- One of Our Own: He is the patient in the final operation of Second Opinion, infectd with Savato.
- My Greatest Failure: After losing a patient in quite a messy way, he never used his Healing Touch again.
- Retired Badass: He had a Healing Touch just like Derek before... well... crap hit the fan.
Langston Miller (Louis Willer/Lewis Wheeler)
- My God, What Have I Done?: Using Adam's body, a source of GUILT, as the basis of repairing damaged and loss of tissue causes a huge outbreak at a meeting and infects several people, including Director Hoffman. Miller is deeply affected by the events and vows not to let such a thing happen again.
OwenThe Chief Researcher at Caduceus Europe. He was in charge of a project to use "Z-Cells" from Adam's body as a regenerative treatment for patients.
- Deep Cover Agent: And a rather effective one at that. He probably could have kept the masquerade going if he didn't decide to blow his cover at the last minute.
- Obviously Evil: If the red eyes and shifty expression didn't give it away, the skull patterned tie he wears might be a clue he's up to no good.
- Slasher Smile: When he reveals his true colors.
Adam / Erick Von Raitenau (President)
- Ax-Crazy: A deranged religious fanatic with a morbid obsession with spreading death, and aims to do just that by unleashing a super-plague on humanity.
- Big Bad: In the first game, but his influence is felt in Under the Knife 2 as well, and though he has no direct hand in the events of Trauma Team the final boss is the result of Rosalia mutating due to Naomi's GUILT-born genetic disorder.
- Body Horror: Just... look at him! He is a centenarian man living in suspended animation while the GUILT slowly consumes his body. When he makes his appearance in the first game, he is by all intents and purposes a zombie.
- The Computer Shall Taunt You: At the start of every X operation in Under the Knife and Second Opinion, he starts by informing you that "No matter how hard you try, you cannot overcome the power of Death!"
- Dark Lord on Life Support: The machine that's keeping him in suspended animation allows him to maintain his awareness and communicate past normal life expectancy.
- Evil Gloating: "No matter how hard you try, you cannot overcome the power of Death!"
- Evil Is Not a Toy: The sixth chapter of Second Opinion reveals that his body is preserved and is being used to create Z-cells that vastly improve patient recovery, even though this is essentially using Adam's unique GUILT strain for this purpose. Nozomi lampshades this trope, saying that it's bound to backfire. True enough, this ends in a GUILT outbreak at the conference, and the reveal that the scientist leading development for Z-cells is a Delphi remnant.
- Evil Luddite: His major motivation is that he believes modern medicine to be one of the sins of mankind, denying their rightful place in the cycle of life by letting them escape their natural deaths.
- The Fundamentalist: He demonstrates religious extremism under his own twisted view of Christianity. He even quotes scripture during one of the X Operations.
- Game-Over Man: If you fail one of the X operations."Mankind strives toward death... only a fool would deny that."
- A God Am I: "...I, who have become the Great Destroyer Apollyon!"
- Hypocrite: Sure, Adam, it is wrong for doctors to allow people to live longer, but when YOU make yourself immortal, it's alright... Like every good hypocrite, Adam even has a rationalization ready - he claims that, in his "undead" state, he has placed himself outside the cycle of nature, so even if he doesn't actively better the world, he doesn't take anything from it either.
- Immortality Seeker: He is also sustained by a secret eighth GUILT strain, "Bliss", that allows him to continue to function by the time of the game's events.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: Second Opinion's box art displays him rather prominently on the front.
- Nietzsche Wannabe: Yet he also thinks that he's serving God — he even goes so far as to identify GUILT with the Seven Plagues of Revelation and proclaims he will smile as Derek and friends burn in Hell for opposing the Divine Plan.
- Plague Master: Develops the strains of GUILT that Delphi spreads across the world.
Kenneth Blackwell (Kyouji Amou)
Voiced by: Joji Nakata (JP)
- Anti-Villain: Sure, he may work for Adam, but he's so horribly ashamed about it that one can't help but feel sorry for him. Not to mention, the only reason he accepted to join Delphi in the first place was to protect his daughter Angie...
- The Atoner: After Derek saves his life. This role continues in the second game, where he goes to great lengths to infiltrate the Hands of Asclepius.
- Catchphrase: "Indeed..."
- Death Seeker: Before the operation that saved his life, Blackwell believed that getting infected with Savato and dying from it was his just desserts for his crimes. This gets inverted in Under the Knife 2, where he suffers from PGS but begs Derek to do his best to save him as he is not done atoning for his sins.
- Disappeared Dad: Until meeting him in the events of the game, Angie never knew who her father was.
- Face Framed in Shadow: He appears in episode Z-4 of Second Opinion, but his full face is not fully revealed until Derek confronts him at the climax of Chapter 5.
- Heel–Face Turn: After the events of the first game, he supports Derek and Angie whenever he can.
- The Mole: He joins the Hands of Asclepius in Under the Knife 2 in order to investigate their activities and uncover the origin of Neo-GUILT.
- Reluctant Mad Scientist: He joined Delphi so that they would not use his daughter Angie as cultivation for GUILT strains.
- That Man Is Dead: Insists that he no longer deserves to be called Angie's father from the moment he joined Delphi, and wishes to die from his own Savato infection.
Delphi Assistant/"Little Guy"/FBI Agent/Navel ("Little Boy")
Voiced by: Hiroki Tochi (JP), Yuri Lowenthal (EN)
- Ascended Extra: In Trauma Team, he becomes Naomi's assistant and plays a major role in every chapter he is in.
- Berserk Button: He's a music lover, so he (to Naomi's confusion) gets a little pissed when a valuable guitar gets damaged in a bombing.
- Dogged Nice Guy: He has a plain crush on Dr. Kimishima, who usually either shoots him down or mocks him. However, as the player progresses through Forensics, Naomi will begin to flirt back every now and again.
- Drives Like Crazy: Averted, when speeding along a mountain road in Second Opinion, he explicitly mentions he's had training in aggressive driving. The journalist he's trying to ditch hasn't, though, and suffers the consequences.
- Heel–Face Turn: Works with the FBI in Trauma Team after the fall of Delphi.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: His appearence in Trauma Team has him represented by a Mii whose favorite color is black.
- Mistress and Servant Boy: His and Naomi's relationship in Trauma Team has shades of this.
- No Name Given: He is never referred to by his actual name.
- Refuge in Audacity: A terrorist who goes into hiding by... joining the FBI.
- Voice with an Internet Connection: Supports Naomi in her forensics investigation through a voice chat, and even helps her further inspect certain pieces of evidence.
- The Watson: When he's not running analysis or providing the analysis's results in Trauma Team, he's usually playing this role to Naomi instead.
Linda Reid (Sayoko Ooga)
- Driven to Suicide: Not that she actually did anything about it. GUILT would have done it for her.
- Dub-Induced Plot Hole: A minor example, but her age in Under the Knife 2 is listed as 17, the same as in the previous game, despite the three-year Time Skip. This is because in the first game's Japanese version, she was only 14 years old. The translation upped her age to 17, but that wasn't taken into account by the second game's translation.
- Emo Teen: In her defense, depression is a symptom of GUILT infection.
- Totally 18: Downplayed; in the English version of Under the Knife/Second Opnion, her age was raised from 14 to 17, apparently to make her suicidal Emo Teen tendencies seem more palatable for the Western audience.
Amy Chase (Rin Sakura)
- Cheerful Child: She's usually drawn smiling, and she's pleasant and friendly to talk to. Her being a cheerful child actually becomes a plot point, as she decides to undergo a risky surgery she knows has a low chance of succeeding because she wants to live and work hard like her big brother.
- Heartwarming Orphan: Her purpose in the story is to drive home to the player how arbitrary GUILT is and how much it makes innocent people, such as sweet little girls like Amy, suffer. So the player will be more motivated to take down Adam, the guy who created the disease, rather than get emotionally invested in destroying something that essentially has no ill motives.
- Hidden Depths: She's the one who snaps her big brother out of his "death is better" mindset. How? By consenting to a difficult operation performed by Derek which doesn't have great odds of succeeding, just because she wants to live and work hard together with her big brother.
Richard Anderson (Katsuhisa Hibiya)
- Cool Old Guy: Doesn't get much cooler than undergoing three surgeries and ultimately destroying Pempti, even if he doesn't survive long after that, in order to get a treatment method going.
- Honest Corporate Executive: A rare example of a politician and corporate executive (as he's both the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the director of Caduceus) being portrayed in a wholly positive light. Of course, we don't know too much of his policies aside from his staunch advocacy for the medical field.
- Inspirational Martyr: His death and final wishes are what drive Dr. Hoffman to take charge of Caduceus and begin operating again.
Seven children from around the world that were kidnapped by Delphi and used as living incubators of the GUILT strains that Derek has been treating. In the original Trauma Center: Under the Knife, they are operated on one at a time and then taken into protective custody, but in Second Opinion, this doesn't happen due to the events taking place in one expositionary cutscene.
- And I Must Scream: These kids are purposely left in a coma, on the brink of death, in order to cultivate GUILT strains.
- Ascended Extra: Emilio, in Under the Knife 2, is the one Sinner who gets a name and portrait.
- Hope Spot: Things never seem to work out right for Emilio. First off, GUILT has damaged his liver such that it's impossible for Derek to save it and he requires a transplant. The transplantation finishes without issue, until a GUILT awakens in the donor liver and threatens his life until it gets treated. When it seems like he can start making a full recovery, a GUILT outbreak occurs in the facility that houses him, and despite his antibodies supposedly buying him time, he succumbs to the GUILT infection and dies.
- Sacrificial Lion: Again, Emilio. His death comes out of nowhere and sends Derek into a Heroic BSoD that lasts a whole chapter.
Voiced by: Shintarō Asanuma (JP)
- Ax-Crazy: Under the influence of the Neo-GUILT Sige, he comes close to using the Healing Touch to shank Derek with a scalpel.
- Broken Pedestal: Finding out that Dr. Stiles, his mentor, couldn't (or from Adel's perspective, wouldn't) operate on him shatters their friendship.
- Character Development: His ability to speak in a foreign language drastically improves over the course of several chapters; it's especially prevalent in the Japanese version, where he goes from awkwardly calling Derek "Doctor Tsukimori" to smoothly calling him the traditional "Tsukimori-sensei".
- Decoy Protagonist: The beginning of the story is told more from his perspective than Derek's, for the benefit of new players who aren't already familiar with the setting. When they have a falling out, the perspective stays with Stiles while Adel goes his own way.
- Drunk with Power: Downplayed — After being augmented by the Hands of Asclepius's research, he becomes a little more arrogant, and likens his new Healing Touch to be the power of a god, but has never misused the power on-screen.
- Face–Heel Turn: Because of brainwashing, but he himself admits later that it would not have worked if it hadn't exploited dark feelings he already had.
- Freudian Excuse: For his above Face–Heel Turn. It turns out he always felt it unfair that he was unable to completely help his people, while Derek and others were so successful because of access to such good resources and tools. That's why he took a fake Healing Touch and joined the dark side, so to speak, to improve his own skills.
- Good Powers, Bad People: "Dr. Stiiiiles... Do you know what else the "Healing" Touch is good for...? It's also good for... KILLING!"
- Green-Eyed Monster: His envy of Derek's Healing Touch and the feeling that he Can't Catch Up to such natural talent drives his actions for a good portion of the game.
- One of Our Own: He has to be operated on twice. The first time, Dr. Stiles is in the middle of a BSOD and can't handle it.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: After joining the Hands of Asclepius and being granted the Healing Touch. Since they were already brown, it can be hard to notice it.
- Slasher Smile: He shows a terrifyingly twisted grin when he goes crazy.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Sige gives him the power to use the Healing Touch. It also drives him stark raving mad when it breaks out of its dormancy.
- Walking Spoiler: A lot of his character comes from the second half of the game.
Heather Ross (Ayaka Isshiki)
Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (JP)
- Cool Big Sis: To Emilio. Though technically his nurse, their relationship is so close and protective of one another that they both consider each other practically brother and sister.
- One of Our Own: As with many other of Derek's medical colleagues, he is forced to operate on her during the outbreak that ultimately takes Emilio's life.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Averted. Her eyes are significantly more red than Dr. Tulba's or Reina Mayuzumi but she is unambiguously on the heroes' side.
- Survivor Guilt: During the Elysium outbreak, she pleads with Derek to operate on Emilio first. Derek chooses to operate on her first instead, going with Emilio's belief that his GUILT antibodies should buy him some time to survive. Emilio doesn't make it, and Heather is distraught by this news.
- Trauma Conga Line: It's brushed over by how optimistic she remains, but this girl really goes through hell. First her mother falls into a coma, prompting her to become a nurse. She loses her closest patient during an outbreak that infects her and nearly takes her own life, then discovers her father had a hand in a bio-terrorist epidemic in an attempt to wake her mother, culminating in him being gunned down by a SWAT team before her very eyes.
Reina Mayuzumi (Rena Mayuzumi)
Voiced by: Yuko Kaida (JP)
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With Mercer. She provides him with resources to research GUILT, and in exchange, her company sells the parasites as steroids.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Is the president of a pharmaceutical company, yet seeks to make a profit by modifying and selling deadly parasites.
- Damsel in Distress: Twice. First when she is kidnapped by Delphi and infected with Pempti, then when the Aletheia awakens and attacks her heart.
- Final Boss: Kind of. She is part of the Big Bad Duumvirate with Mercer, but is merely a pawn in the grand scheme of things. By the end of it, she is betrayed when Mercer activates the Aletheia inside her, becoming the game's final patient.
- Narcissist: Agrees to have an extremely virulent parasite injected into her for the sole purpose of looking youthful.
- Obviously Evil: In case the way she talks and her smug expression weren't enough, the chapter she is introduced in concludes with her whispering that Derek is an idiot for not joining her and that her true objective was gaining information on the healing touch.
- Older Than They Look: She's 35, but looks like a young woman. This is a side-effect of being infected by a dormant Aletheia. When Aletheia activates, her old appearance comes back with a vengeance, making her look far older than she is.
- Rapid Aging: When the dormant Aletheia in her body is awakened, she suddenly shrivels into an old woman. After she is operated on, she returns to her youthful appearance
- Thanatos Gambit: When she is cornered and about to be arrested, Mayuzumi connects herself to a heart rate monitor and rigs the GUILT in The Very Definitely Final Dungeon to be dispersed should the machine stop detecting her heartbeat. This backfires horribly when an insane Mercer forces the Aletheia inside her to awaken, leading to Stiles and Angie desperately performing surgery on her to prevent the diseases from being released.
- The Vamp: Gets a little too close for comfort in her attempts to have Derek join Acropolis.
Patrick Mercer (Akihiro Nagasawa)
Voiced by: Masaaki Kousa (JP)
- Anti-Villain: Seeks to save his comatose wife on top of improving the abilities of people worldwide... through the use of a GUILT variation.
- Badass Boast: "Witness the power... of GUILT!" So badass it gets its own sound clip.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With Mayuzumi. She provides him with funds and data on the healing touch so he can develop GUILT to be injected into HOA doctors. In exchange, he allows her company to sell the parasites as steroids and develops Aletheia to give her a youthful appearance.
- Chewing the Scenery: Once again, "Witness the power... of GUILT!"
- Despair Event Horizon: Crosses it when his attempt to cure his wife with Bythos nearly kills her instead. By this point, he loses any sanity he has left and recklessly activates the Aletheia within Mayuzumi, whose death would cause the GUILT to break loose. When that fails, he tries to detonate the explosives in the factory out of mad desire to end his own life, without realizing he would be dooming everyone else in there too.
- Driven to Suicide: Realizing that his GUILT research was ultimately useless in his attempt to save his wife, Mercer decides to detonate the explosives in the factory, which would kill both himself and the protagonists. He is stopped by the police, being shot through the heart before he could pull the trigger, and dies without a word.
- Love Makes You Evil: Delves into development of Neo-GUILT in hopes of finding a way to save his comatose wife.
- Sanity Slippage: Starts getting visibly unhinged after his research is exposed by Blackwell, but it's not until he tries and fails to awaken his comatose wife that he completely loses it.
- Sucksessor: He and the Hands of Asclepius gain increasing fame over the course of the second game that they begin to overshadow Caduceus even in the domain of GUILT treatment. Then the final chapter happens, where the source of increased aptitude is revealed to be his developed Neo-GUILT.
- Visionary Villain: His motivation is to change the world of medicine, and demonstrates this when the doctors under his employ learn the Healing Touch.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He has two objectives overall, both of which are noble in essence. He wants to improve medicine by granting doctors the Healing Touch and to cure his comatose wife. Unfortunately, the means through which he intends to accomplish these, engineering GUILT that enhances body functions, is far from ethical.
Heinrich von Raitenau
Voiced by: Atsushi Ono (JP)
- Big Bad Wannabe: While he's certainly just as depraved as his grandfather, he's not nearly as effective as Adam at the end of the day.
- Disc-One Final Boss: His arrest brings about the downfall of the Delphi remnants, but there is another power at hand regarding GUILT research.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Seems to genuinely believe that the GUILT will ultimately bring about a prosperous society. Derek outright tells him that he is done trying to reason and can only feel sorry for him.
- Evil Gloating: A trait of his grandfather's that he's definitely inherited."Do you seriously believe you can defy the laws of nature that bring humanity its rightful death?"
- Evil Luddite: Another of the things he's inherited from his grandfather. Heinrich believes that man must abandon modern medicine and return to the natural order, where illness serves as a form of natural selection.
- Evil Laugh: So evil, it gets its own sound clip!
- Overlord Jr.: Attempts to follow in his grandfather's footsteps in reviving Delphi.
- Plague Master: Like his grandfather before him, he commands the Delphi remnants in trying to spread GUILT around the world.
Characters from Trauma Center: New Blood
Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama (JP), Troy Baker (EN)
- The Atoner: Not for an intentional misdeed, but his research was misused to create Stigma, so he is partially responsible for Stigma's existence.
- Contrasting Sequel Protagonist: Derek Styles starts as a young surgeon out to save lives though starts off a bit irresponsible and learns about his responsibilities as a doctor over time and soon becomes a famed doctor on the front lines on the war against GUILT. Markus Vaughn is an experienced surgeon who grew more cynical after an incident he wants nothing to do with which is the creation of Stigma, but becomes one of the main doctors leading the fight against Stigma. Also, while its clear that Derek speciallizes in surgery, it's only until after his playable games that he learns more medicinal disciplines. Markus dabbled in research and its seen that he's a bit more well-rounded as a doctor.
- Healing Hands: Has the Healing Touch, and functions identically to Derek's.
- The Knights Who Say "Squee!": A mild example as he's too serious to squee, but he does have high respect for Derek, and mentions there's a lot of things he'd like to ask a master surgeon like him.
- No Sense of Direction: Not as bad as some comical cases, but Valerie points out he has all the cardiac blood vessels memorized, but can't follow street directions.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: He refuses to let Vakhushti blame his actions on anything but himself and pretty much tells them to just shut up and die already.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Between him and Valerie, Markus is more calm and collected.
- It's All My Fault: He blames himself for the outbreak of Stigma and and Professor's Wilkens's brainwashing. Markus notes that if he hadn't discovered Stigma and done things differently, his research on it wouldn't have been misused and Wilkens wouldn't have been kidnapped and brainwashed to make more Stigma.
Voiced by: Yumi Touma (JP), Kimberly Brooks (EN)
- Ambiguously Brown: She has fairly dark skin, but you can't really attribute any specific ethnicity to her based on her looks.
- Contrasting Sequel Protagonist: Both Naomi and Valerie have Healing Touches that instead of increasing focus, help the patient's vitals thus allowing the player to focus more on the operation rather than stabilizing. However Naomi recovers vitals as she performs her operation during her Healing Touch but requires her to still perform well, Valerie locks them down to ensure that they will be safe even if something bad happens while her Healing Touch is applied. In addition, Naomi is a character that is a bit more reserved due to negative perceptions, Valerie is a bit more optimistic and passionate.
- Healing Hands: Has the "Vital Lock" Healing Touch, which locks the patient's vitals to their current value when used. When it ends, 10 to Vitals are added (to help in cases where you ended up starting the Touch at 1 Vitals or so which is what happens when Valerie unlocks her Healing Touch). The only thing that can modify the vitals is cardiac arrest, which drops the locked value to 10.
- Out of Focus: After unlocking her Healing Touch, her role in the narrative takes a nosedive, only staying relevant due to her relationship with Cynthia and her more forward personality.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Between her and Markus, Valerie is more passionate.
Voiced by: Ryōka Yuzuki (JP), Karen Strassman (EN)
- Ascended Fangirl: In-Universe. She went into medicine after being inspired by Markus performing surgery on her as a child, and is utterly delighted when she ends up as her hero's assistant.
- Foil: To Angie. While Angie is bolder and more skilled, she's very emotionally immature and quick to cry, get furious, and belittle others. Elena, on the flipside, is more composed, cheerier, and prefers to shower the doctors with positive encouragement instead.
- Motivational Lie: She tells the little girl Chloe that her upcoming pacemaker replacement surgery is nothing to be scared of, but during the conference before the operation, she tells Markus and Valerie that it's very delicate and even the smallest mistake could kill Chloe. This is presumably because telling her the truth about the dangers of the operation would likely have discouraged her from consenting to it. She later tells Pepita the dog that she will be alright when she's about to have emergency surgery to treat life-threatening gunshot wounds.
- One of Our Own: She has to have the control chips of the pump unit Markus implanted in her pancreas to treat her illness when she was a child replaced to compensate for the fact that the antibody it supplies has denatured since.
- Wise Beyond Her Years: She may only be 20, but she's very wise and strong-willed for her age due to her illness, something Valerie notes.
Voiced by: Ikuya Sawaki (JP), Dan Woren (EN)
- One of Our Own: He has to have tumors extracted from his small intestine. He retires soon afterward (he had planned on doing this anyway, but his surgery sped up his decision).
Voiced by: Shinobu Sato (JP), Mona Marshall (EN)
- Ambiguously Brown: Her facial features imply that she's an indigenous Alaskan, but nothing is made clear.
Voiced by: Yuri Lowenthal (EN)A helicopter pilot who transfers patients for Montgomery Memorial Hospital.
Voiced by: Hōchū Ōtsuka (JP), Doug Erholtz (EN)
- Game-Over Man: Takes over on the player's surgeries if they fail at Concordia. Shares this role with Chen.
- Jerkass: He is a genuinely skilled and serious surgeon, but his attitude leaves a lot to be desired.
- Man on Fire: Gets caught in an act of arson, and has to be treated.
- One of Our Own: He suffers from burns and has to get a skin graft.
- Red Herring: He acts like such a jerk the player will probably assume he's up to no good and is going to screw someone over. Then it turns out later on that he's the one who gets victimized, and he has to be treated for skin burns after being attacked.
- Smug Snake: His default expression is a smug smirk, and his haughty attitude does not go unnoticed by the protagonists.
Voiced by: Matsuri Kawatoko (JP)
- Deadpan Snarker: Tends to crack quips at Rousseau's expense.
- Game-Over Man: Takes over on the player's surgeries if they fail at Concordia. Shares this role with Rousseau.
- Nice Girl: She's much nicer and friendlier to Markus and Valerie than Rousseau is.
Voiced by: Shōzō Iizuka (JP), Michael McConnohie (EN)
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: His memory regresses back to when Markus cured his Cheir after his mind-control device is disabled, referring to the events that happened as a nightmare.
- One of Our Own: He's the patient of the first Stigma operation, with Cheir on his heart. Later, you have to deactivate a mind-control device implanted in his brain.
Voiced by: Gara Takashima (JP), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (EN)
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Is the first character to notice Markus is hiding something, possibly about Stigma. Irene notices by looking closely at Markus's body language. She gently but firmly tells him to be more honest and trusting with the team.
- Big Good: Since the first moment she's onscreen, she's shown to be a virtuous, if not shrewd (invokes Federal government authority to get them to join Caduceus, as a form of conscription) surgeon: she always regrets putting Markus and Valerie in the middle of danger and is usually sympathetic and supporting to them. That degree in Psychology helps.
- Cutting the Knot: In light of the new threat of Stigma, Irene pulls rank to recruit Dr. Vaughn and Dr. Blaylock immediately.
Voiced by: Kaori Akashi (JP), Karen Strassman (EN)
- Game-Over Man: Takes over the operation if the player fails. Shares this role with Justin.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Starts out with polite respect for the heroes, but is otherwise being very distant and cold. She grows out of it quickly after they save her cousin from a car accident and they escape from their captors. During both of these events, she harbors intense guilt for yelling at her cousin Koshiro so harshly and for being unable to help Markus and company when they are kidnapped.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: When she gets mad or serious.
Voiced by: Sanae Kobayashi (JP)A nurse at Caduceus USA.
Voiced by: Masuo Amada (JP), Greg Eagles (EN)Caduceus USA's chief surgeon.
- Game-Over Man: Usually the one to take over the operation if the player fails. Shares this role with Kanae.
- Honor Before Reason: He's so dedicated to saving other patients that he neglected his own condition. Irene Quatro mentions he has been in pain from his gallstones for three years, and he only requested treatment when it became unbearable.
- One of Our Own: The very first thing you do upon meeting him is perform an emergency surgery on his cholelithiasis.
Voiced by: Tomohisa Aso (JP), Kirk Thornton (EN)Head of research at Caduceus USA. Talks in a very long-winded manner with lots of scientific-sounding words.
- Opaque Lenses: His eyes are never seen.
- The Professor: He's this for Caduceus USA, directing research into combating Stigma.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Irene specifically tells him to keep it simple when he has to explain Stigma.
- The Smart Guy: Comes with the territory of being head of R&D.
Voiced by: Derek Stephen Prince (EN)The president of Humani, a medical corporation that's partnered with Caduceus.
- Honest Corporate Executive: At least, from what's shown in-game, where he pledges his support towards fighting Stigma.
Voiced by: Karen Strassman (EN)A representative of Humani.
Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (JP), Wendee Lee (EN)
- The Mole: Has been revealed to be serving as one for Parnassus, the organization behind Stigma development.
- Restraining Bolt: Vakhushti installs a chip in her heart that allows him to kill her at a moment's notice, to control her movements.
- Rule of Symbolism: When Valerie and Markus find her trapped in her religious fanatic boyfriend's castle, she isn't wearing the ornamental cross she had been wearing for the greater part of the story.
- Walking Spoiler: Her ultimate role in the story is not revealed until the final few chapters.
Gloria MendesThe Secretary of Homeland Security.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Looks very similar to Condoleezza Rice, a former U.S. National Security Advisor. Considering that her fictional counterpart has a similar position, the parallels were likely intentional.
George MarshallThe Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security.
Voiced by: Kenji Hamada (JP), Derek Stephen Prince (EN)A skilled surgeon who knows the Healing Touch and performs operations live for the TV show "Miracle Surgery". Highly critical of Caduceus.
- Cooking Duel: Bizarrely, a surgery duel.
- Fake Ultimate Hero: He unveils his Healing Touch (slow-time flavor) to much fanfare, but it appears to be somewhat weak - he can't sustain it for long, he passes out foaming if he does use it for too long. That said, he is a competent surgeon, and although he breaks down against Stigma, the Stigma he faces, Ops, is incredibly hard to keep up with even with the Healing Touch active, so "Fake" is overstating it a bit.
- Game-Over Man: During his segment of the story, he takes over any operations the player fails to complete. Even when he passes out from trying to use his Healing Touch against Ops, it's implied that he wakes back up the moment the Caduceus team gives up.
- Insufferable Genius: A deliberate example; he's convinced himself that if his criticism forces Valerie and Markus to improve, then it will have served its purpose. Since his criticism is completely off-base, however, this is delusional on his part.
- Smug Snake: He makes no attempts to hide the fact that he doesn't think much of Caduceus, and thinks of himself as the greatest surgeon in the country.
- Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Not in the actual game, but in his profile picture on the official site, his tie has an American flag pattern.
- Announcer Chatter: Proves to be rather talkative in Miracle Surgery.
- Combat Commentator: Or rather, "surgery" commentator, but fits nonetheless, especially given how intense surgeries can get.
- Hate Sink: He’s annoying, constantly insults Markus and Valerie (to the point that he blames them for a equipment malfunction from Miracle surgery’s drain), and he hosts a very exploitative tv show.
- Large-Ham Announcer: Comes with being an announcer. Even when he's a news reporter, he still hams it up, albeit much more subdued, given the situation.
- No Indoor Voice: Always seems to yell everything he says, much to Valerie's chagrin. He mellows out considerably when he's later seen reporting on the Stigma outbreak.
Voiced by: Wotoya Kawano (JP), Doug Erholtz (EN)A mysterious criminal who wants to profit from Stigma by selling it as a biological weapon.
- Arms Dealer: Gets involved with Stigma when attempting to sell it as a weapon.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: In 6-6 he's brought to the doctors, having recently died as a casualty of the siege.
- The Heavy: He and his syndicate do most of the legwork for Master Vakhushti.
- Karmic Death: He wanted to make money out of Stigma by selling it as a weapon, but as a result, he got caught up in the conflict that was rising in Culuruma, and died in one of the battles. For extra irony, he also got infected with two strains of Stigma prior to his death.
- Psychopathic Manchild: He attempts to drown the heroes to death by locking them in a sewer with a kids' toy as the lock!
- The Syndicate: His affiliated Family has a lock on bioweapons and makes international deals for its usage.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: In an operation with his mother, she explains that he used to be a kind doctor before he got too ambitious during an unspecified war, in turn "falling into the wrong crowd" which lead him to become a black market arms dealer.
- Barely-Changed Dub Name: The English version of the game refers to him as "Kidman Deveraux", however the Japanese version of the game gives it as "Zachariah Kidman".
- All There in the Script: In the English version of the game, his first name is never actually spoken though his last name is shared by his mother. The Japanese version changes this, along with supplemental material revealing his actual full name.
Voiced by: Yuri Lowenthal (EN)An intimidating man working for Kidman. He oversees Markus and Valerie's operations and gives them the serum to treat Onyx.
- The Guards Must Be Crazy: He falls asleep during the water torture episode, allowing the protagonists to escape after solving the lock.
- Irony: He gave Markus and Valerie the Onyx serum, and winds up having Onyx in his system when receiving Kidman's Stigma-infected liver.
- Save the Villain: He's one of the two patients of a liver transplant in episode 6-6.
Voiced by: Daisuke Kirii (JP)A shady man who snuck into Concordia Medical Institute. He was later hired to kidnap Markus, Valerie, and Elena for Kidman. He tried to run away afterwards, but was shot down and had to be operated on.
- Chekhov's Gunman: First seen trying to get drugs off Concordia, only to get turned away. He reappears as one of Kidman's minions, and his identity is fully revealed once he's on the operating table.
- French Jerk: He has a French name at least, but he's a shady, dangerous jerk.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Trying to walk out on Kidman after getting paid earns him a shotgun blast in the chest.
- Only in It for the Money: He only worked under Kidman to get paid. Unfortunately for him, that doesn't mean he could get up and leave.
- Save the Villain: Markus, Valerie and Elena save him from dying of a shotgun wound.
- Unexpected Gameplay Change: Downplayed since it's still surgery, but the heroes have to operate on him with no stabilizer and very little antibiotic gel, forcing the player to pay extra attention to his vitals.
Voiced by: Karen Strassman (EN)A young doctor in training from Culuruma.
- Didn't Think This Through: Because she's a Culuruma native, she thought she didn't need to be vaccinated for Vaimahse Fever. She radically overestimated her natural immunity, and the first operation in the Culuruma chapter is treating her for it.
- One of Our Own: Operated on for her Vaimahse Fever shortly after her introduction.
President Moreno (Javier Chaves)President of the South American country of Culuruma.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: In the Japanese version, this controversial South American president is named Javier Chaves. He's the only character from New Blood whose name was changed in the English version.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He genuinely appreciates Caduceus's help and supplies everything they need. While he does twist their arm to force them to treat his soldiers, he willingly negotiates terms with Markus over it.
Ramsey RamirezA former Major General who leads the Culuruma Liberation Front.
- The Generalissimo: He doesn't hold power in Culuruma but he's got the look down, and it helps that he's already a general.
- Save the Villain: He's one of the two patients of a liver transplant in 6-6.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Implied to be why Moreno insists on saving his life.
Voiced by: Jurota Kosugi (JP), Derek Stephen Prince (EN)The leader of Parnassus. Real name: Ray Kerensky.
- Body Horror: He has a condition he refers to as malignant diencephalic sclerosis, effectively meaning his brain is petrifying. The Cardia Stigma kept it at bay, but with its removal his condition rapidly deteriorates within minutes.
- Big Bad: The main villain of the game, and host to its Final Boss Cardia.
- Contrasting Sequel Antagonist/Foil: To Adam - Adam was a psychotic Nietzsche Wannabe Omnicidal Maniac, while Vakushti was more of a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds who maddened into misanthropy after his government basically stabbed him in the back.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Goes by a pseudonym of "Ray Kerensky", head of an implant manufacturer who advised Markus on an operation that took place in the game's early chapters.
- Death Equals Redemption: Defied by Markus, who pretty much throws his speech of penance back in his face and tells him to die already.
- Freudian Excuse: He went crazy because, after realizing his dream of becoming a doctor and coming back home to treat refugees, the army tried to have him assassinated. He then mistakenly assumed everyone in the world was like the people who betrayed him, and he decided that humanity's only true purpose was chaos. Having brain petrification probably didn't help, either.
- Load-Bearing Boss: Cardia was the only thing keeping him alive.
- Looks Like Jesus: The flowing hair, beard, and headband all serve this purpose.
- The Man Behind the Man: Revealed to be the one who ordered Professor Wilkins's kidnapping and continued Stigma development.
Characters from Trauma Team
CR-S01 / Erhard Muller
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (JP), Nolan North (EN)
- All There in the Manual: His real name is only revealed in the Japanese guidebook.
- Amnesiac Dissonance: Played with—he's aware of his previous crimes, but without any knowledge of why he committed them, this only drives him to become The Atoner. Later outright subverted when it turns out "his" previous crimes weren't even his in the first place.
- Badass Normal: Unlike his predecessors, who have the "Healing Touch", he has no special powers, but is still able to save patients' lives.
- Boxed Crook: He is let out to perform surgeries in order to reduce the length of his sentence.
- Catchphrase: Let this disease pass from this world... note
- Character Development: As he operates more and more, he gets his desire to live once more. A clear sign of this is to compare the way he speaks during his first operation and his last ones, he's much more emotive near the end than at the beginning.
- The Comically Serious: He takes a lot of things literally or too seriously. One scene with Maria where he accidentally steps on a tool shows this well.Maria: Tch! You bastard! What the hell did you break?!CR-S01: I-I didn't mean to! I was just—Maria: If you'd just quit moping, it wouldn't have happened!CR-S01: N-No! My personality has nothing to do—
- Contrasting Sequel Protagonist: It should be obvious, but CR-S01 does not have the Healing Touch. Instead much of CR-S01's ability comes from raw skill and talent graduating and being able to operate at a far earlier age as opposed to Derek, who finished residency at 26, and Markus who is two years younger than Derek (Derek is 36 during New Blood while Markus is 34 during the same game). CR-S01 is also reletively stoic, even before being arrested while Derek is very expressive and Markus is more serious but calmer.
- For more of an individual comparison, CR-S01 is very thorough and his extensive knowledge makes him a stand out in a hospital full of specialists, meanwhile Derek skills are only good Surgically meaning others has to step in to assist to make sure that he doesn't miss anything, he gets a little better, but only after his initial game. The clear example with this is when their ultrasounds fail to pick up on further issues. Derek just assumes that there's nothing else but CR-S01, knowing there's still something hidden, tosses aside his ultrasound to palpate the organ.
- Both CR-S01 and Markus Vaughn spend their time on research with an older doctor, but while Markus forsake his research knowing the danger of it and attempted to distance himself from it, CR-S01 put more time in to hope to find a benefit, conducting various procedures when it infected subjects but was ultimately thrown under the bus by his adopted father to continue said research.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Hated by his birth parents and framed for a genocide by his adoptive father, which led him to be sentenced to 250 years in prison when he was at the low age of 16.
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: Subverted. His biological parents despised him for his "lack of emotion" and thought that he'd "kill them one day". His adoptive father, Albert Sartre, treated him better than his real parents... until the Cumberland College Incident, where he framed him for the whole attack. His feelings on his birth parents are unknown, but he admits that he can't hate Sartre for what he's done.
- Determinator: If you're a patient of his, he will cure you. No exceptions.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He's never addressed by his serial number by the other doctors, but settles to being called "Doctor" or "Kid".
- Germanic Depressives: It's implied that he might be German given his real name, and he hardly ever stops being serious.
- Human Popsicle: Kept within a refrigerated cell where the temperature is kept at zero degrees Celsius (AKA 32 degrees Fahrenheit, at which water freezes), in order to inhibit the growth of bacteria. Gabriel ironically points out that several forms of bacteria can still be grown at this temperature.
- Inconvenient Hippocratic Oath: It happened twice. The first time it happened, CR did not think to escape, although Ian thought he would. The second time, the trope is invoked word for word. CR sees Ian on the surgery side and the exit on the other. In both cases he chooses to help the patient.
- Instant Expert: Goes from 8 years in cryogenic prison to the operating room perfectly able to save lives, despite the fact that he was imprisoned at the age of 16 and would not have been allowed to practice surgery since then.
- Institutional Apparel: A strange example in that his outfit looks like a straitjacket (without restraining his arms), but he's a prisoner. This could be to show that his crime makes him more dangerous than the average criminal.
- Longer-Than-Life Sentence: After the Cumberland incident, CR-S01 was arrested and received a 250-year life sentence. Fortunately, he's given the chance to work it off at Resurgam, and is still performing surgeries to reduce his sentence after resolving the Rosalia pandemic.
- No Name Given: Was only by his prisoner number, CR-S01. Japanese materials note his actual name as Erhard Muller.
- Not So Stoic: It's revealed in a bonus clip that the reason he doesn't smile is because he's spent so much time in a cold atmosphere that he actually has difficulty smiling. Said bonus clip features him practicing trying to smile and act friendly, with hilarious results. There's also his breakdown just before his fourth operation, where Holden gives him a pep talk.
- Parental Abandonment: Besides his parents, who died inexplicably, his adopted father vanishes at the same time as he is sent to prison.
- The Stoic: Hardly ever changes his expression.
- Trauma-Induced Amnesia: Whether it's his guilt for the attack he assumes he caused or eight years of cryogenic prison, he's got a less-than-solid grip on his memories.
- Troubled, but Cute: Which is subverted in his bonus scene.
- The Unsmile: He has a hard time smiling thanks to the cold chamber he's holed up in.
- When He Smiles: In the English guide manual/Japanese cover and his epilogue before the final episode, he is shown to be capable of smiling. Cue the squealing of fangirls.
- You Are Number 6: He's always referred to by his prisoner number, and his name is only available in the supplementary material.
Voiced by: Shizuka Itō (JP), Stephanie Sheh (EN)
- Alliterative Name: Tomoe Tachibana.
- Arranged Marriage: Tomoe's father nearly forces her into one in order to decide the clan succession. Luckily she manages to get out of it thanks to the timely intervention of Chief Patel and Gabe, and her father's lung condition suddenly acting up.
- Bling-Bling-BANG!: Her Endoscope is a gold-plated black custom piece that wouldn't look out of place in an old fashioned Japanese palace.
- Catchphrase: The way of honor. note
- Expy: Her design was inspired by Yukiko Amagi from Persona 4 another Atlus game. They both use primarily red in their clothing and both struggle with issues dealing with being an heiress to their respective families. She also just happens to be good friends with Maria Torres, who's Chie's (Yukiko's Best Friend) Expy in Trauma Team.
- Flash Step: Her ninja training gave her this ability.
- Gratuitous Ninja: Why is there a Ninja in the surgery game? Well, what else could she be?
- Martial Medic: She's shown to be just as well-trained in weapons as she is in medicine. She can weild both a bow and naginata with ease.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: She's one-third endoscopy specialist, one-third Ninja, and one-third Samurai with crazy warping skills. Her Path of Honor is no joke, that's for sure.
- Non-Idle Rich: She chose to be an endoscopist, despite being heiress to one of the richest clans in Japan.
- Ojou: Heiress to a wealthy family.
- Rebellious Princess: Downplayed; rebellious non-royal heiress.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: Defied. She rebelled against her Japanese heritage by studying abroad in America. Ironically, however, she has the personality down pat; she defies the trope only because she's not committed to her family above all else.
Voiced by: Masashi Sugawara (JP), Dave B. Mitchell (EN)
- Being Good Sucks: The central trope his story. His forays as a superhero only result in him being labelled a menace by the media, and he's met with opposition when he decides to save a crazed gunman who had fractured his back trying to get away from him.
- The Big Guy: This is even the name of his first mission.
- Butt-Monkey: He (as Captain Eagle) is hated by the public, no one at the hospital understands his mindset of good and humanitarianism, and Claire, his patient for whom he truly cares, is shot in a freak mall shooting (though she got better).
- Catchphrase: Rock solid! note
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Over the course of the game, Hank uppercuts a man through a ceiling, gets shot, and uses himself as a conduit to bridge two electrical cables. The only real casualty of all that is his clothing.
- Cut Himself Shaving: Whenever his forays as Captain Eagle scuff him up or cause him to be late, he'll always make some excuse. Despite being slightly weirded out, his coworkers tends not to question him.
- Destructive Savior: The reason Captain Eagle is a Hero with Bad Publicity. He tends to cause property damage whenever he subdues criminals.
- Eyes Always Shut: To the point that he needs an Alertness Blink to signify that he's come out of his Catapult Nightmare.
- Gentle Giant: His defining character trait. He's The Big Guy, but he loves flowers, has a soft spot for a young patient of his, and performs operations requiring precision and caution rather than speed.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: Due to the collateral damage he tends to leave in his wake as Captain Eagle, the public generally considers him a menace.
- Honor Before Reason: Saving people is his top priority regardless of what they may have done. That includes a gunman who had previously shot up a mall and seemingly killed Claire. He not only fixes his fractured back but also removes the cancerous tumors from his spine, which other doctors had deemed impossible to operate on.
- Large Ham: Captain Eagle!
- Love Freak: I am the ambassador of love and justice!
- Made of Iron:
- He's shown taking bullets without flinching as Captain Eagle. And without the costume, he's only staggered a little when shot twice.
- In the pre-Patient Zero final surgery ("Waking Heart"), he uses his body as a conduit to bridge a snapped power cable and restore power to the emergency room. The only result of this is that his clothes get singed a bit instead of him dying of electric burns and/or arrhythmia.
- Navel-Deep Neckline: A male example. That blue shirt under his doctor's coat is opened low enough to show off a bit. Not quite navel level, but close.
- Save the Villain: A gunman shoots several people in a shopping mall—one of them a friend of Hank's—and then leaps off a balcony and breaks his back after revealing that he was driven to his crime by despair over his apparently inoperable cancer. Hank not only protects the fallen man from the angry crowd, he personally operates on the man's damaged spine and extracts the cancerous tumors from his spinal cord.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: He's shown having a nightmare about a war in one of his cutscenes.
- Ship Tease: With Claire. She's the only patient he's seen repeatedly visiting even after she's released, and he seems particularly invested in her emotional well-being. He even accompanies her on a shopping trip in the mall and is particularly torn up when she seemingly dies in his arms.
- Superhero: Takes on the identity of Captain Eagle to fight crime in his spare time. Thanks to his clumsiness and recklessness, he is also a Hero with Bad Publicity.
- Technical Pacifist: His time as a soldier has made him averse to killing to the extent that he pleads with the public to let him get a mall shooter (who seemingly killed Claire, a patient he was quite fond of) medical attention after he fractures his spine. That being said, as Captain Eagle, he has no problems throwing hands with criminals.
Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame (JP), Amanda Winn-Lee (EN)
- Action Girl: Maria Torres has the most frantic gameplay of any character in Trauma Team, since she has to treat multiple patients at once. Her personality fits this. Bonus points for single-handedly stopping a bus from falling and crushing two other main characters.
- Ambiguously Brown: Her name implies some kind of Spanish or Hispanic descent. In the official Trauma Team art book, it is stated that she is Mexican.
- Enraged by Idiocy: Maria chides the other first responders for a number of rookie mistakes. When another comments on how they "didn't make any mistakes," she retorts that he's too soft on them. Given that in the mission immediately prior had another first responder almost accidentally move a guy skewered through the chest by a metal bar, and they almost lost a patient in the same cutscene by using epinephrine on a cardiac arrest patient, (which was known to be an ineffective treatment even in 2010), it's understandable that she's frustrated.
- Expy: She shares great resemblance to Chie Satonaka from Persona 4, another Atlus game. They both sport similar hair-cut and yellow-green jackets, as well as both, being Hot-Blooded. She also just happens to be good friends with Tomoe Tachibana, who's Yukiko (Chie's Best Friend) Expy in Trauma Team.
- Friend to All Children: She’s a lot more calmer when treating children.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: She's prone to getting pissed and starts swearing up a storm.
- Hot-Blooded: Hoo boy is she fiery. Even off the clock, she doesn't seem to have an "off" button for her passion.
- I See Dead People: She periodically sees the spirit of Rosalia warning her of things to come.
- Lady Swears-a-Lot: The greatest source of swearing in Trauma Team.
- Ms. Fanservice: Maria is quite the looker and her very first mission introduction features her coming out of the shower in a Toplessness from the Back shot to answer a phone-call. The next scene shows her wearing only lower underwear and a Modesty Towel around her neck, with the dangling ends barely covering her breasts, with the camera slowly panning up her body.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: "Suck on some antivirus you bastard! You won't kill off my town!"
- Parental Abandonment: Was at the same orphanage as Rosalia.
- Spicy Latina: A sexy Mexican girl with a temper.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Feels that she is Surrounded by Idiots at her workplace, but bears with them despite her frustration. She's more receptive around her fellow protagonists.
- Unwanted Assistance: In-Universe, Maria has this attitude towards her fellow paramedics.
Gabriel "Gabe" Cunningham
Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (JP), Travis Willingham (EN)
- Badass Normal: He is the only member of the main cast that does not exhibit some form of supernatural ability. CR-S01 can survive in a place where most humans would succumb to hypothermia, Hank is Made of Iron, Naomi can hear the last words of the dead, Maria is able to see a ghost, and Tomoe's ninja training allows her to pretty much teleport. Doesn't stop him from getting plenty of badass moments on top of being one hell of a doctor.
- Berserk Button: In the episode "The Simplest Truth," RONI finally pushes it. Seems like ever since an incident of his past, Gabe doesn't take kindly to be doubted or called out for not being honest with himself or others. Not helped due to him just having diagnosed his own son with a deadly disease, which had just reached a lethal state.
- Chewing the Scenery: Gabe tends to be over the top normally, but pronounced during "Proud One," when Gabe is unable to run a diagnosis on Samuel, since the military is covering up what happened to him. Spyware within RONI prevents him from making any diagnosis, but he is able to have "friendly chats" and make "meaningless friendly observations." Taken to epic levels when Gabe gets Samuel to take his shirt off.
- The Chew Toy: Let's see here: He was almost hit by an arrow in Tomoe's storyline, got hit by a bus at a mall, his 'safe' landing got him in the trash at the last chapter, etc. And that's discounting the far more serious part about having to examine his own son and discovering he was not only relapsing but had an incredibly deadly and hard to cure disease. The developers surely love messing with him, and for our amusement, at least when it doesn't come to his patient's fates.
- Determinator: Inverted, he often gives up easily, apparently due to some event in the past, which doesn't help his marriage at all. It's Jacob Tillman's example that inspires him to do more.
- Dreaming of Things to Come: Implied to have a dream about the Rosalia outbreak when he is first introduced.
- Dr. Jerk: A mild case compared to Victor of Under the Knife 1 & 2, but still.
- Finger Gun: In case the Spike Spiegel shout-out wasn't obvious enough, he strikes this pose when he's escaping on the helicopter.
- Lethal Diagnosis: Two patients start out only suffering from one or two mild symptoms — such as a cough, fatigue, moments of disorientation, etc. — after being diagnosed are told they have some kind of tragic disease. Thankfully CR-S01 is more then a match for any disease.
- Meaningful Name: Dr. Cunningham is nothing if not cunning.
- No Smoking: He smokes a lot in the actual game, but his cigarette is absent in much of the publicity material.
- Perma-Stubble: He's got quite a bit of messy scruff along his chin.
- Serial Escalation: His patients keep getting increasingly grim prognoses. Starting from a simple tumor extraction (leading to Hank's first operation), to a heart condition requiring a transplant (Who is the subject of CR's first operation), then to a far more dangerous batch of tumors bolstered by the Rosalia Virus (which is CR's second operation), then Werner's Syndrome for his own son, who's condition immediately worsens to a devastating level post-diagnosis (leading to CR's fourth operation), and finally a soldier suffering from the Rosalia virus alone, who doesn't even make it to the operating table.
- The Smart Guy: As the person diagnosing the patients, he naturally has the broadest medical knowledge. He's also the most astute in judging character and deductions in general.
- The Snark Knight: He's just as dedicated to his job as the rest of the team. Unfortunately, his job also exposes him to a lot of terrible people that have made him incredibly cynical.
- Story And Gameplay Integration: Gabe can only make 5 mistakes before failing his diagnosis, which is less than the 10 mistakes Hank and Naomi are allowed to make during their segments, one of which is performing active orthopedic surgery. This reflects his pessimism, as it doesn't take much for Gabe to lose motivation, even when it comes to his own job. This even works when he's diagnosing in multiple stages as he has time to calm down and reset himself, reflected when he resumes with all 5 counters restored.
- Team Dad: Sure, he has his own issues, but he has a heart-to-heart with just about every other member of the team at some point during their storylines.
Resurgam First Care
Voiced by: Mayumi Asano (JP)
- Ambiguously Brown: Her name implies some Indian descent, but her actually ethinicity is never stated.
- Benevolent Boss: She's the chief surgeon at Resurgam, but is often seen encouraging the other doctors and even lets some reckless behavior go because she knows how much it means to them.
- Butt-Monkey: A downplayed example. The antics and personalities of the other doctors can sometimes be at her expense, such as Gabe ripping up a conference invite or Maria nearly crushing her with a crate of antiserum.
- Trademark Favorite Food: She seems to be really fond of Italian.
Darnell Sellers & Emma Wilson
Voiced by: Shintarō Asanuma (Darnell, JP) & Eri Kitamura (Emma, JP), Orion Acaba (Darnell, EN)
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Emma shamelessly compliments CR-S01 for having "that bad boy look" and how dreamy it is.
- Genki Girl: Emma is full of energy and loves to bounce around talking to people.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Their whole dynamic. Emma is always on the go without thought, while Darnell reminds her to act properly.
- Ship Tease: They are almost always seen together. One scene shows that is Darnell treating Emma to dinner for working hard (though she tries to rope others into it too to make it a group thing, something Darnell is obviously embarrassed by), and another has Darnell comforting Emma while she cries.
- Those Two Guys: Recurring background characters in various scenes throughout the game.
Voiced by: Yurie Yamashita (JP)
- The Anti-Nihilist: She becomes this following her Character Development.
- As You Know: Her programming requires her to give a short tutorial the first time she uses a feature, even if the user is a trained doctor.
- Benevolent A.I.: As a medical AI, RONI is this by default, but her later interactions with Dr. Cunningham highlight her benevolent nature.
- Big Damn Heroes: With Tillman's assistance, she helps Gabe escape USAMRIID.
- Literal-Minded: Takes a while to pick up on Gabe's figures of speech.
- Ms. Exposition: Explains a lot of her functions and tests to Gabe (and the player) during the Diagnosis missions.
- Mundane Utility: In Gabe's bonus scene, RONI is used as a cooking guide.
- Robot Buddy: Designed to function as one to her assigned doctor.
- Voice with an Internet Connection: Quite literally, as she assists with tests, procedures, and diagnosis.
Voiced by: Jurota Kosugi (JP), Keith Silverstein (EN)
- It's Personal: Subverted. His wife and daughter were killed in the Cumberland College attacks, but he watches over CR-S01 simply because it's his job, and has long since decided CR-S01 isn't the real culprit. In fact, he's the one who actually suggested letting CR-S01 work off his sentence.
- Sinister Shades: Never seen with his sunglasses off, and it makes him look more intimidating when combined with his cold attitude towards CR-S01.
- Stealth Mentor: Not that he'll admit it or shrug it off as just his job, but he takes interest in CR-S01's growth as a person. He tells Gabe that his time as Resergim has changed the young surgeon and his outlook on life.
Voiced by: Rinko (JP), Laura Bailey (EN)
- Fanservice: Minor example, but at one point in order to examine her, Dr. Gabriel Cunningham has to ask her to lift up her shirt so she can examine her breathing. The player gets to see her bra while she's doing this, and RONI has to scold Cunningham by pointing out that this is embarrassing the patient and Dr. Cunningham needs to be more tactful.
- Growling Gut: On the second examination her gut growls. Gabe notes that it is perfectly normal to be hungry.
- Ordinary High-School Student: Apart from her ambitious music aspirations, of course.
Voiced by: Kimiyoshi Kibe (JP), Harvey Atkin (EN)
- Chekhov's Boomerang: He aids Gabriel in letting him escape from the USAMRIID building while he faces charges for breaking the rules of the examination.
- Defiant to the End: When told about his life-threatening condition, he immediately objects to simply praying for a heart donor, going out of his way to use his connections to get CR-S01 to perform a medical procedure to buy him more time and allow him to continue serving his country.
- Later, when detained by USAMRIID, he calmly chews out the soldiers aiming at him and hums The Star-Spangled Banner as he's escorted to his holding area.
- Determinator: Tillman's life philosophy is to never give up, a trait he instills onto Gabe.
- Eyes Always Shut: Lampshaded and parodied. It causes problems for Gabe when he can't tell if his eyes are jaundiced.
- Fan Disservice: Gabe has to examine this insufferable man's Gonk body.Gabriel: 'This is not the most pleasant thing I've looked at recently...'
- Gonk: Due to his less shapely character design compared to the rest of the cast.
- Grumpy Old Man: Is very unhappy and uncooperative regarding being stuck at the hopsital.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Throws quite a few insults at Gabe as they butt heads during his examination, and if the intro cutscene for his examination was any indication, he went at it with Maria too. Gabe, being who he is, doesn't miss the chance to take Tillman down a few pegs himself. However, he has a big heart for his country and his people. Heck, you even get to see it when CR-S01 operates on him (which is ironically the problem).
- My Country, Right or Wrong: In the 'If wrong, to be set right' definition. While he initially appears to be perfectly willing to go through with the government's plan to let a portion of the population die from the pandemic, he provides some vital assistance to help Gabe escape the army and is arrested for it, chewing out the soldiers as he surrenders himself to custody.
- Patriotic Fervor: He rarely misses an opportunity to loudly proclaim how much he loves his country. It's the major reason why he's so antagonistic to Gabe during his examination; He wants out of the hospital so he can get back to helping protect the country.
- You Are Fat: Gabe provokes him with this to get him to break his Eyes Always Shut tendency and finally get confirmation that his eyes are jaundiced.
Voiced by: Eri Nakao (JP)
- Growling Gut: One of the abnormalities you pick up while examining her vitals is the truly gnarly-sounding growling from her stomach, which is a result of some bowel issues.
- Head-Turning Beauty: Most of Gabe's comments when conducting a visual examination are about how attractive she is.
- Hot Librarian: According to Gabe himself.
- Married to the Job: Her initial consultation reveals her dedication to her job, and her main concerns are her ability to work.
- Ms. Fanservice: Gabe himself thinks she is attractive, and the very nature of Diagnostics means you will have to listen to her heartbeat at one point... do the math.
- Something about a Rose: She wears a black rose brooch, and her bra also has a rose pattern on it. This foreshadows her Rosalia virus infection.
Voiced by: Hiromi Otsuda (JP), Yuri Lowenthal (EN)
- Definitely Just a Cold: Repeatedly insists that his illness is not a cause for concern, and tries to downplay his symptoms.
- Disappeared Dad: Gabriel is this to him, as Joshua doesn't even know his father's face.
- Strong Family Resemblance: The only way to point at him and say he's Gabriel's son is the hair.
Voiced by: Hana Takeda (JP)Gabriel's wife. She's never actually seen and only talks to him over the phone.
- The Voice: Never pictured, only heard.
Voiced by: Daisuke Kirii (JP), Yuri Lowenthal (EN)
- Classified Information: He refuses to allow Gabe to do anything until his superiors give the go ahead.
- Fatal Family Photo: He mentions having a wife and daughter. As the diagnosis progresses, he gets much, much worse. By the end of it, he only lasts as long as he does thanks to his desire to see his family again.
- Heroic Build: Gabe notes that he has a rather good-looking body. There's even a Doctor Medal for noting how well he's built compared to a normal person. The Rosalia Virus just makes his body look worse by the minute.
- Heroic Sacrifice: His infection causes him unspeakable pain, but he endures it and begs Dr. Cunningham to proceed with the diagnosis, believing that whatever information Gabe finds out about his illness would help treat other patients.
- Incurable Cough of Death: As his condition worsens, he starts coughing so hard he vomits blood. This actually proves helpful to pinpoint exactly what disease he has; both as a symptom in and of itself and as an opportunity to get a blood sample without setting off the spyware in RONI.
- Killed Offscreen: Naomi confirms that he died after his diagnosis.
- Lethal Diagnosis: Is suffering from some mild symptoms before his introduction. As soon as his diagnosis begins, he starts to get much, much worse...
- Mr. Fanservice: Earns some compliments from Gabe regarding his muscles, and you get to examine his body just like any other patient in Diagnosis. Then subverted to hell and back when the Rosalia virus causes him to start bleeding profusely from his chest and abdomen.
- Sacrificial Lion: One of the most sympathetic characters in the game. His one purpose is to show the horrendous symptoms of the Rosalia Virus as he visibly gets worse and worse during his diagnosis.
Voiced by: Koutarou Nakamura (JP)
- Battle Butler: Taken to insane levels, though his liege is just as good to fight.
- Bodyguarding a Badass: Tomoe can clearly hold her own against enemies, but Hanzou regardless looks after her.
- Crazy-Prepared: As expected of a very well-trained butler.
- Flash Step: Like his ward, he can perform this. He even does it to get onto a plane.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: He's part butler, part samurai, part ninja! Why can't all butlers be like that?
- Old Retainer: He's the elderly family servant, though his loyalties lie more with Tomoe than the family as a whole.
Voiced by: Atsushi Ono (JP)
- Follow in My Footsteps: Despite how successful and happy Tomoe is in her vocation as an endoscopy doctor, he really wants her to take over leadership of her family's clan.
- Large and in Charge: He towers over nearly everyone in his clan, easily.
- Ninja: Head of an entire clan of these.
- Shirtless Scene: Just to show off how imposing he looks like.
- Strong Flesh, Weak Steel: His skin is so tough that it can't be cut by a scalpel or pierced by a needle. In order to clear an airway, Hanzou had to use a sword.
Voiced by: Yuka Iguchi (JP)
- Broken Bird: It's revealed this is why she wants to commit suicide. Her mother's relationships went lousy, and ever since, Claire's never been able to trust men, and Claire's had a lot of relationships go sour so her distrust is magnified.
- Bungled Suicide: Her suicide attempt resulted in severe injuries but was not enough to kill her, allowing Hank to save her life.
- Disney Death: She's shot by a crazed gunman at the mall and goes limp in Hank's arms. However, Gabe reveals to Hank that Maria was able to resuscitate her.
- Emo Teen: Though she is 20, she still carries a depressed outlook on life akin to Linda Reid. Hank makes efforts to change this outlook.
- Irony: Claire does in fact almost die when a crazed gunman shoots her at the mall...right after she finally wanted to live!
- Meaningful Name: Claire Blunt is pretty blunt about her desire to die and how she feels about men and life in general. It serves as a catalyst for Hank to consider his own feelings about life.
- Ship Tease: With Hank. Despite her initial cold behavior towards him, she defrosts fairly quickly in spite her mistrust of men and implied history of sour relationships. She even allows him to accompany her on a shopping trip in the mall.
- When She Smiles: She's actually show smiling while going shopping with Hank accompanying her. It's honestly somewhat adorable. Unfortunately, the mood is ruined by a crazed gunman.
Voiced by: Hajime Iijima (JP)
- Eat the Evidence: Swallowed his stash of narcotics, which puts him in shock and sets the stage for the first Endoscopy level.
Voiced by: Matsuo Matsuo (JP)
- Creator Cameo: His appearance and name are based on Hirotaka Mizuno, one of the game's programmers.
- Despair Event Horizon: His "horizon" was when he found out his cancer would kill him, and he felt that nobody else around him appreciate the lives they took for granted, which he considered an injustice since his own life would soon be cut short.
- Save the Villain: On the receiving end from Hank, who goes out of his way to cure Hiro's spinal tumors so he'll face justice.
Voiced by: Yasuhiro Mamiya (JP)
- Benevolent Boss: He's pretty lenient about things, such as letting Alyssa playing around outside CIFM without fuss, and is very polite to Naomi depsite her colder reception.
Voiced by: Mika Takashita (JP)
- Cheerful Child: She is always enthusiastic and joyful. Taken to absurd levels when she is not shown losing her cheerful disposition despite losing her parents and suffering horrific injuries herself due to a bomb explosion.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Alyssa's introduced as comic relief in Naomi's third in-game murder case, but she shows up again later and helps solve the mystery by discovering that a clock was broken... because there was something inside. The real murder weapon, to be precise.
- Happily Adopted: Naomi becomes her guardian at the end of the game.
- Made of Iron: She's somehow able to survive being caught right in the middle of a bomb explosion.
- Morality Pet: To Naomi. She's the reason Naomi starts to unthaw and her near death accident drives Naomi even further into finding the Raging Bomber.
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The victim in the second Forensics case.
- Abusive Parents: Peculiar in that their abuse was in direct response to the way she treated them. Veronica's growing mental instability caused her to physically assault her own parents, who became increasingly terrified of her violent outbursts. As her symptoms worsened, they decided not to take her to a doctor and actually locked her in her room, where she ultimately dies from a seizure.
- Ailment-Induced Cruelty: She was infected with the Rosalia virus, which caused her excruciating pain and made her emotionally unstable. She eventually snapped, turning violent and repeatedly assaulting her parents. Terrified by the increasing severity of her outbursts, her parents locked her in her bedroom rather than seeking medical help, leaving her to die screaming for them while vomiting blood and clawing at the door until her fingers bled.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: She died clawing her bedroom door until her hands bled, screaming for her parents' help and vomiting blood uncontrollably.
- Meaningful Name: "Cage" is certainly a fitting name for someone who was kept locked up in her room.
- Tragic Villain: She was horrible to her parents, but her behaviour was a result from the emotional and physical pain brought about by the Rosalia virus.
- Troubled Abuser: The emotional instability and increased aggression caused by her illness, made worse by the psychological strain from the physical pain she was in, prompted her to repeatedly lash out at her parents with physical violence.
The victim in the third Forensics case.
- Accidental Murder: How she actually died. Her husband woke up prematurely from his drug-induced sleep and murdered her in self-defense, without realizing his attacker was actually an insane Alma.
- Apocalyptic Log: Her diary goes into detail on how she gradually lost touch with reality due to her hallucinations.
- Cruel to Be Kind She was convinced her family had to be ritually sacrificed to save them from God's wrath, which is why she planned their murders.
- Driven to Madness: The Rosalia virus attacks her brain, causing her to hallucinate and shattering her grip on reality.
- God Is Displeased: She interprets the various symptoms she is suffering from as the result of divine punishment.
- Meaningful Name: Alma means "soul" in Spanish and Portuguese. She was trying to murder members of her family because she believed it would save their souls.
- My Greatest Failure: Alma tearfully blames herself when she hallucinates God telling her that the daughter she just murdered failed to reach Heaven.
- Reasoning with God: She believes she is doing this, when in reality she is just talking to herself.
- Soul-Saving Crusader: When her Rosalia infection causes a brain tumor that causes hallucinations of God, Alma murders her own daughter and tries to do the same to her husband because she thinks they are being secured a place in Heaven this way.
- Tragic Villain: Everyone comments Alma used to be a lovely person. However, Her Rosalia-induced brain tumor causes the deaths in her case when her hallucinations of God convince her that her family can only escape condemnation through ritual sacrifice.
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A college student that turned out to be recording voice threats for Sandra Lieberman, the Raging Bomber.
- Asshole Victim: Few sympathies were had once his role in the Raging Bomber's plots was discovered.
- Blackmail Backfire: He tries to blackmail Sandra, who kills him off in revenge, after abiding by his increased demands once.
- Death by Irony: Sandra had Eldred (vaguely) describe himself ("the next target will be a Caucasian male") in his final bomb threat before having him killed off.
- Loan Shark: Took out a massive loan to afford a vintage guitar.
- Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: His reward for trying to extort Sandra? He becomes her next target.
Voiced by: Rei Igarashi (JP), Laura Bailey (EN)
- Ax-Crazy: Though her personality before contracting the Rosalia Virus is not explored in the game, by the time the game begins Sandra is an unhinged terrorist who revels in causing death and misery.
- Criminal Mind Games: She sets up a quiz puzzle game in her suspected house for Naomi, and Naomi must put in an 8-digit number into each bomb without making too many mistakes. Make too many, and Game Over.
- Deadly Delivery: She delivers her bombs personally to leave no records which could be traced back to her.
- Evil Redhead: She doesn't bat an eye at killing people. Her natural hair color is also what tips Naomi off to her true identity.
- Fan Disservice: She exposes her naked torso (with explosives covering her chest) when confronted by the authorities. Too bad by this point her body is deteriorated and covered with bruises thanks to the Rosalia virus.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Little Guy ran her prints through the FBI's criminal database, only for it to come up with no matches. In other words, she had zero experience with criminal activity before her bombings, and she not only managed to slip a bomb past CIFM's heightened security, but also managed to take the First Lady hostage.
- It Amused Me: The entire point of her bombings is her own personal amusement.
- Kaizo Trap: Sets one up against Naomi during the deadly puzzle game in her house, leaving a hidden bomb set to explode should her victim open the door after disarming the other explosives. Thankfully, the doctor sees right through it.
- Killed Mid-Sentence: Is gloating to Naomi when the Rosalia virus triggers hemorrhages all over her body. This causes her to drop the controller to the explosives strapped around her body, with predictable results.
- Mad Bomber: Delivering bombs to her victims is her method of operation, and her mental state is deteriorated to the point where she doesn't seem to enjoy anything but the suffering of her victims.
- Mask of Sanity: As shown when she personally delivers one of her bombs to Naomi, she can rein in her insanity to the point of appearing to be a normal deliverywoman.
- Serial Killer: Commits several terrorist acts, with her latest targets being Naomi Kimishima and the First Lady.
- Suicide Attack: In her last terrorist attempt, she straps the explosives to her own body. Averted in that she doesn't voluntarily pull the trigger, the explosion happens by accident.
- Tragic Villain: Though quite unhinged, dangerous, and needing to be caught, the known psychological effects of the Rosalia virus plus her lack of a prior criminal record implies she's not in control of herself.
Mysterious Girl/Rosalia Rossellini
Voiced by: Sora Kuwakado (JP), Laura Bailey (EN)
- Everyone Went to School Together: Was an orphan in the same orphanage as Maria.
- The Immune: The Rosalia Virus infection she harbors prevents other pathogens from causing disease in her.
- Meaningful Name: Could be a reference to Rosalia Lombardo, a two year old Italian girl who died in 1920 and whose corpse is now one of the most well-preserved specimens to this day, and/or Saint Rosalia of Palermo, whose legend involves a plague coming to an end when her body is recovered.
- Mysterious Waif: Appears from time to time, speaking of a "beginning." What this entails is eventually revealed in the final chapter.
- Mystical White Hair: Albeit with a green tinge. Her hair serves as a clue that she is more than she appears, both in her being a ghost and in her and the Rosalia Virus having some supernatural elements.
- Nice Girl: From what we learn about her from the audio recordings we see of her, she seems to have been this. Her only wish was that her father, Albert Sartre, would succeed and cure everyone of disease. That she's a nice girl is also in stark ironic contrast to the fact that her deceased body almost caused an epidemic disaster.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Posthumously. Her death paves the way for the eventual Rosalia Virus outbreak.
- Plot-Triggering Death: The blood spilled from her gunshot wounds infects the nearby flowers with the Rosalia virus. The monarch butterflies then carry the disease from the flowers to America, triggering the epidemic at the center of the game's plot.
- Posthumous Character: Long dead by the events of the game.
- Repetitive Name: Rosalia Rossellini
- Sealed Evil in a Can: She harbors the incredibly lethal Rosalia Virus in her body, which is about the worst disease there is that can disintegrate anything inside the body and cause massive bloody hemorrhages, along with dementia and/or insanity for those who get affected by it.
- Sealed Good in a Can: Ironically, she also possesses the same antibodies that prevent her from succumbing to the same disease and any other illness in the world, which led Albert to retrieve those sought out antibodies but unfortunately got infected while doing it. The doctors are only able to retrieve the cure from her corpse three years after Albert shot her to death.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Admittedly, it's more Albert Sartre's fault for shooting her, but Rosalia's body ends up being the originating point for a disease that then gets spread by monarch butterflies and almost wipes out Portland.
- Walking Spoiler: Rather difficult to discuss without spoiling the final chapter of Trauma Team due to her role in it.
Voiced by: Yukihiro Misono (JP)
- Mad Scientist: Mad, as in, mentally unstable. Played straight after being infected with the Rosalia Virus, which makes him lose his sanity and kill his daughter.
- Meaningful Name: Could be a reference to Dr. Alfredo Salafia, the doctor who embalmed the corpse of Rosalia Lombardo.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Not only gets infected by the Rosalia virus trying to extract a cure from Rosalia's blood, he also manages to unleash the same virus to wreak mass terror when he tried to eliminate it.
- Posthumous Character: Long dead by the events of the game.
- Tragic Villain: Albert allows his son to take the blame for the outbreak at Cumberland College and causes the Portland pandemic by murdering his own daughter. However, all he really wanted was to transform the Rosalia virus into an universal cure, and both the stress of his research and his eventual infection by it took a toll of his sanity. He ultimately dies, alone and in agony, all the while begging Erhard to forgive him.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: By shooting Rosalia near a place where monarch butterflies could get to her, Albert almost caused a terrible disease to wipe out Portland.
- Walking Spoiler: He's difficult to talk about without spoiling the final chapter.