This is the character page index for Vampyr Citizens of Pembroke, Docks, Whitechapel and West End Districts.
Pembroke Hospital NPCs
A nurse with the longest tenure at Pembroke and Doctor Tippets' protégé.
- Cool Old Lady: She's witnessed horrors that she's loath to discuss, but she's still one of the more positive persons among the Pembroke staff.
- Klingon Scientists Get No Respect: Appropriate for the time period. She low-key administers treatment without the overseeing eye of a male doctor, but, at best, nobody takes her seriously and, at worst, criticize and report her. Subverted if you kill Dr. Tippets' however it causes Dr. Swansea to give Gwyneth a promotion to the position of a head surgeon, just without an official title.Gwyneth: (on the verge of crying, with heavy sarcasm) It took an epidemic and the death of my mentor to show what I'm capable of. How could I be anything but happy!
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: She had covered up Dr. Tippets' under the influence of drugs error that caused a patient's death. Despite her heart's best intentions, it could've easily backfired, as Jonathan can point out.
- Secret Keeper: She's very much aware of her colleague Dr. Tippets's drug addiction, but opted not to report him due to the on-going epidemic.
- Sheep in Sheep's Clothing: She's unfailingly polite, refuses to speak ill of her colleagues, and in nurse Hawkins's words, loves to give pep talks. During the Missing Ingredients investigation you can find an incriminatory letter in Dr. Strickland and Dr. Ackroyd's office where Ackroyd expresses his concern about Branagan neglecting her professional responsibilities. Interrogating her will reveal that she's merely trying to become a full-time doctor, but her gender isn't letting her. Jonathan can either support her or rebuke her.
Dr. Corcoran Tippets
The head surgeon of Pembroke Hospital.
- Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Downplayed. Dr. Reid can express this either literally or figuratively: the only reason Tippets shouldn't be pink-slipped is because the Spanish Flu needs all hands on deck, however shaky they might be.
- Harmful Healing: Misdiagnosed a patient, o.d.ed him, and operated on him twice, causing the latter's death.
- Functional Addict: Subverted. Tippets is addicted to stimulants he needs them to weather the exhaustion and promises to stop once the epidemic is defeated. Jonathan can look into it and confirm that Corcoran's already murdered a patient via anaesthetic overdose.
- Karma Houdini: Thanks to Gwyneth's cover-up, he's escaped justice following the medical error. If you keep quiet as well, then he'll retire after the Spanish Flu has ended, move to Cyprus, and take up fishing.
- Precision F-Strike: His reaction to Jonathan telling him that people are slandering Gwyneth.Corcoran: This kind of protest is nothing but elitist bullshit. I trust Nurse Branagan with my life. She has what it takes to be a great doctor.
- The Obi-Wannabe: Though by no fault of his own. It's just that Gwyneth is just as competent as him, if not more.
- Took a Level in Kindness: In the past, he was just another man who thought that women shouldn't be permitted to become physicians, but Gwyneth Branagan's heartfelt support eventually made him change his mind.
One of the nurses who works at the hospital. She and Milton Hooks are in a secret romance.
- Action Girl: If Milton is killed either by your own hand or by collapsing the entire Pembroke area she'll join the Guard of Priwen. She can be encountered as a rookie in Whitechapel.
- Battleaxe Nurse: She's not reputed to be the nicest nurse in Pembroke and openly wishes for Harriet Jones to just die already and go to Hell.
- Birds of a Feather: She flat out admits that Milton is no saint and not the best man in the world. Then again, she's hardly a perfect woman, so she's not one to criticize.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Downplayed. She's an unexceptional woman working during a monstrous flu epidemic for no other reason than her faith and her dream. However, she is fully prepared to extort a payment from Pembroke's patients in return for a bed.
- Crisis of Faith: Averted. She holds on to her faith despite all the horrors around her.
- Foreshadowing: Reading her sister's letter will mention how Pippa has been considering quitting Pembroke and taking up arms against the infection in a more straightforward fashion for a while now. Talking to Usher in the Temple Church will also yield you this hint.
- Jade-Colored Glasses: Not as much as Milton, but it's there. She once was quite idealistic, but the Spanish Flu epidemic has hit her hard. She even doesn't believe in the Happily Ever After to her story with her lover.
- Hospital Hottie: One of the more attractive women in the hospital.
- White Collar Crime: Is the mastermind behind a racketeering con: she informs Milton who's the porter of which beds are free, and he in turn, persuades the victims that they've to pay an admission fee.
The ambulance driver for the hospital. He and Pippa Hawkins are in a secret romance.
- Cynicism Catalyst: His entire life has been this, according to him, which contributed to his misanthropic outlook.
- Establishing Character Moment: The very first line he utters is enough throw Jonathan into a stupor and really hammer in what kind of person Milton is.Milton: <...> I'm Milton Hooks, the ambulance driver for this shithole of a hospital.Jonathan: (smoothly, but with astonishment in his voice) That's quite a blunt introduction, Mr. Hooks.
- Friend in the Black Market: Justified. In addition to his job as a driver, he also sells guns to civilians and is a potential merchant. His explanation's that he's already been attacked by gang members and demented patients alike while performing his duty. Subverted if Pippa is killed, however; he'll close down his shop and will halt the racket.
- Mistaken for Racist: Assumes Dr. Reid is one when he brings up the picture which proves he's fraternizing with Pippa, a white woman. Jonathan clarifies that he's concerned because it's against regulations for staff members to see one another. This actually causes Milton to give Jonathan a pile of cash as a not-so-subtle bribe to keep it a secret.
- Misanthrope Supreme: Cares exceedingly little for his co-workers save for Pippa and patients alike.
- Reckless Gun Usage: Downplayed. While guns aren't misused onscreen, Jonathan can point out how reckless it is to smuggle guns inside a hospital.
- Shotguns Are Just Better: Sells the best double-barreled shotgun in the game which he had received as payment from a soldier.
Dr. Thoreau Strickland
An oddball experimental surgeon who is a great admirer of Dr. Reid.
- Ascended Fanboy: Of Dr. Reid's and, on a smaller scale, of Dr. Swansea's. He also wants to be a brilliant medical expert who'd endorse and conduct cutting edge experiments. But he's also terrible.
- Broken Pedestal: Jonathan will become this to him if he continually devalues Thoreau's means and experiments.
- Damned by Faint Praise: After Jonathan learns what kind of substances Thoreau had ordered for his research, he'll subtly lecture Dr. Strickland by saying his formula would best be used as a placebo after much dilution.
- Ditzy Genius: Uses highly dangerous-to-administer drugs (e.g. opium) in his experiments on the terminally ill. Jonathan will very rightfully call him out on that.
- Foreshadowing: If you ask Thoreau to tell you about himself, he'll offhandedly remark on how he has always respected and looked up to Dr. Swansea. Thoreau, more or less, is a miniature version of Swansea.
- Glory Hound: Is a prideful man who doesn't live down failure easily. He's also not above stooping to underhanded means of attaining success and promotion.
- Harmful Healing: Should Jonathan dispose of Dr. Ackroyd, Dr. Strickland will lead the operation on Harvey Fiddick... and readily amputate his arm completely after it becomes infected.
- The Rival: His foil, Dr. Ackroyd, and he can't stand one another.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Killing Dr. Ackroyd and then Harvey Fiddick will cause Dr. Strickland to become borderline crude and vile to everyone, including Jonathan. This is further exaggerated if Jonathan had not spoken to him prior Embracing the other two men.
Dr. Waverley Ackroyd
An overly conservative doctor and surgeon with a bad attitude.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Downplayed. No one particularly likes him, and he frequently files letters of complaint against other staff members, but he's a splendid surgeon nonetheless. He's also one of the few characters who knows that Jonathan and Dr. Swansea cannot be trusted. And then it becomes clear that Dr. Ackroyd is absolutely right about all the other staff members deserving to be fired.
- Good Old Ways: He believes in these regarding medicine so most players will assume he's unqualified as a doctor. In fact, he's absolutely right since Dr. Strickland has let his pride blind him and Dr. Swansea is a different bag of worms entirely.
- Everyone Has Standards: Despite his undisguised rivalry with Strickland, Ackroyd admits that he'd never resort to crooked methods in order to compromise his colleague.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Puts down medical advances, acts snide to Dr. Reid, and treats his fellow doctors with contempt. Then you realize Dr. Swansea had awakened a primordial vampire deity, Dr. Strickland is a wannabe who hungers for glory and acknowledgment, Dr. Tippets does drugs and had killed a man, Pippa as well as Milton are in a illicit relationship and extort patients, Rakesh is robbing the dead, and Reid is a vampire with free reign to do as he wills. He may not have all the facts but he's right to be suspicious.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: Dr. Ackroyd may be unpleasant and old-fashioned, but should Strickland die, he will begrudgingly admit that he's going to miss his onetime rival's youthful vigor even if he still cannot forgive Thoreau's gambling with patients' lives. He also says that the promotion he got because of Thoreau's passing doesn't sit well with him.
- The Rival: His foil, Dr. Strickland, and he can't stand one another.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Downplayed. He grows melancholic following Strickland's death and more tolerant of Jonathan on the whole, but he remains as curt as ever.
A former doctor from India who is now Pembroke's undertaker. He runs a small pawnshop where anyone can barter and exchange.
- Affably Evil: He's a grave robber, unrepentant, and quite cheerful about it. Even if Jonathan straight-out threatens him, Rakesh won't stop being neighborly.
- Back-Alley Doctor: Justified. He had meant to join infantry for the WW1, but an administrative error guaranteed that he'd be deployed as a field surgeon instead. Dr. Reid is suitably horrified by this but Rakesh reassured him that he actually did about as good statistically as any other trained doctor would in the situation.
- Gallows Humor: Chooses to joke about death during a decimating epidemic.
- Not Afraid to Die: He's made peace with his mortality a long time ago and has a few pearls of wisdom to share.Rakesh: <...> I don't fear death for I won't see it. What troubles me is the pain my death will inflict to those I know.Jonathan: You're a wise man, Mr. Chadana.Rakesh: No, Dr. Reid. I am a foolish man. But I like to think otherwise.
- Pet the Dog: His idle chatter points how he's planning for the corpse of the man he just robbed to be buried in the same mass grave as his wife.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Dr. Swansea shops at his "pawnshop" for goods.
- Robbing the Dead: He steals money and valuables off the cadavers in the morgue, reasoning that these people don't need them anymore.
- We Are as Mayflies: Has the belief that all life is short and must be cherished because of it.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: Discussed. Should Jonathan talk about immortality with him, Rakesh will express how he finds the concept of true immortality horrifying rather than enticing.
A man that Jonathan encounters as the first potential victim he can feed on. Hes the leader of the Wet Boot Boys.
- Asshole Victim: He's presented to the player as a scumbag who murders an innocent in cold blood right in front of Jonathan. Other than making Pembroke Hospital district slightly more unhealthy, nobody will miss him even his wife, when you meet her in the Docks, will concede that she has saved herself the headache.
- Awful Wedded Life: His relationship with his wife is this she's already left him for another man despite not divorcing him.
- Card-Carrying Villain: He's a violent scoundrel that profiteers off of others and doesn't regret his decisions. Even his own minions back in the East End Docks abhor him.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Dr. Reid's gift of free medicine and him returning his good luck charm genuinely unnerves him.
- Knife Nut: Has one of these as a cherished possession. It was a gift from his wife and Jonathan can retrieve it.
A patient at Pembroke Hospital who suffered a mental breakdown and now believes herself to be a vampire.
- Actually Not a Vampire: Just a mentally-disturbed woman.
- Dramatic Irony: Like many others, Thelma cannot make out the vampire in Jonathan, but she comes quite close if you kill Thomas.
- Drama Queen: Thelma definitely has a flair for melodrama noticeable immediately.Thelma: <...> To me, you are all nothing but dust blown by the winds of eternity.Jonathan: (dumbfounded) I beg your pardon?Thelma: What are you begging for, mortal? My clemency? Well, tonight, maybe, I'm inclined to mercy. You'll never forget the night you met Thelma Howcroft!
- Fall Guy: She's this to the Guard of Priwen and Lady Ashbury. Priwen are right about a vampire making the hospital its playground, but erroneously pin it upon Thelma. They're so overtaken by this harsh zeal that should Jonathan kill Thomas without wiping out a nearby Priwen outpost, they'll abduct Thelma and butcher her if you don't step in.
- Manic Pixie Dream Girl: And shes this to Thomas Elwood. Her bizarre behavior and raw sexuality make him feel much better about wretched, purposeless life.
- The Mentally Disturbed: According to the hospital file, she has Cotard's delusion, a mental syndrome that makes her believe she is rotting from the inside. Nevertheless, she herself thinks she's merely a little on the cloudcuckoolander side.
- The Patient Has Left the Building: Happens against her will if the Guard of Priwen kidnap her.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Has messy black hair, a pallid complexion, and is regarded as drop dead gorgeous by Thomas.
- Vampire Vannabe: Sort of. She believes herself to be a vampire and even nibbles on Thomas once in a while Thomas doesn't mind as she's just supping a few drops of his blood.
A veteran with horrible facial scars and one of the more despondent patients of Pembroke.
- Achey Scars: According to his hospital file, not even the strongest drugs can lessen the phantom pain he frequently endures.
- Desperately Craves Affection: Is willing to roleplay with Thelma Hawcroft and even allow her to bite him to drink his blood, because he feels that no one will accept him for his scars (and backstory).
- Disappeared Dad: He's too ashamed to see his children and chooses to stay at Pembroke, leaving his sister Agatha to take care of them.
- Facial Horror: Just look at him however, the war is not to blame here. During his leave, he went to a brothel in Rouen, had some fun, and fell asleep without realizing a fire had started. The girl got out without waking him up. Now, Thomas bears the scars of that meeting and cannot get rid of the Survivor Guilt.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: Of the unrequited flavor. Despite having children, Thomas isn't willing to part with Thelma's company loving her for her madness.
- Tragic Monster: If Thelma is killed, he will be reported missing the next night and can be found in the Old Morgue, now a hulking, savage Vulp.
- Voluntary Vampire Victim: Sort of. Not like Thelma is an actual vampire or anything, but Thomas plays along with her delusion and lets her taste his blood. This gets either Played For Drama or Played For Laughs (depends) if Jonathan Turns Swansea talking to Thomas the next night will make him divulge that he could feel Edgar sniffing his neck in the same manner as Thelma. He also mentions just how utterly terrified he was when Edgar left without a word.
A carpenter who broke his arm and just wants to get it fixed.
- The Mourning After: His wife died in one of the first zeppelin raids, and he occasionally bemoans this fact and talks about how his wife was better with the kids than he is.
- Only Sane Man: Harvey is arguably the most normal patient at the hospital and really just wants his arm treated.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: Pretty much comes with being a footsoldier in WW1.
- Worst Aid: A petty feud among the staff keeps him from getting the surgery he needs to go back to work.
A traumatized young man with severe throat injury.
- Bungled Suicide: The reason he's in the hospital.
- Death Seeker: He's at a point where life is meaningless and wants to die. If Jonathan feeds off of him, his last thoughts show dying is not all it's cracked up to be.
- My Beloved Smother: Is annoyed by his mother's concern more than anything else.
- Slashed Throat: If the bandages around his neck is any indication, its likely the way he tried to kill himself.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Is a devoted mother and teacher in addition to being rude as well as demanding. Justified as she was extorted by Pippa and Milton on her way in.
- My Beloved Smother: She's overly controlling and dominating to her adult son. Played with as the reason is she's worried he'll kill himself.
- Rich Bitch: A mild case of it but she spends her time teaching women to be ambitious as well as career minded while also dotes on her son.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Got herself a private room by bribing Pippa and Milton. Except, it wasn't so much bribery but extortion. She did want one, though.
A veteran from the war, he is searching for his friend Oswald who mysteriously went missing.
- Armored Closet Gay: Downplayed. If you figure out that he is in love with his friend Oswald, he will admit it but he says he is ashamed of saying it in public.
- Shellshocked Veteran: He and Oswald suffered severe trauma during their time in the war. Newton brought Oswald to the Pembroke in hopes of getting help for their respective psychological problems.
- Tragic Monster: If Oswald dies, Newton will go missing and the next time you find him, you'll discover he became a Sewer Beast.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He developed musophobia (fear of rats) after he became trapped in a hole for two days and rats begin chewing on his face while he was unable to do anything.
A veteran in the war with severe claustrophobia.
The Docks NPCs
A former Wet Boot Boy that has turned over a new leaf and now upkeeps the Turquoise Turtle pub in the Docks.
- The Bartender: Runs one of the only places that's still open, and it serves as neutral ground amidst the gangs and militia.
- HeelFace Turn: formerly a henchman for the Wet Boot Boys, he turned over a new leaf in jail and opened the Turquoise Turtle. During these troubled nights, he offers a place of sanctuary out of a legitimate love of the neighborhood.
- Morality Pet: For no less than two vampires. William Bishop. Also, Hampton.
- Secret Keeper: Knows Hampton was abandoned as a child as well as molested by a priest.
- We Used to Be Friends: With William Bishop before he became an alcoholic, then a Skal.
- Will They or Won't They?: He and Sabrina are in love, but neither is aware of the other's feelings.
A waitress at the Turquoise Turtle.
- Ambiguously Brown: She has this reputation in-universe. She's actually biracial Indian and Caucasian.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Faced lifelong racism due to her mixed ancestry and was molested by a customer at one point prior to the game.
- Defiant to the End: If you embrace her, she goes down cursing you.
- Everyone Can See It: Customers make rude jokes about her and Tom.
- Mistaken for Racist: Assumes this is why Jonathan is asking questions about her. He's actually just naturally curious or eyeing her up for a meal.
- Perpetual Frowner: The Customers call her "Sad Brina". She doesn't like that.
- Properly Paranoid: In the past, she was assaulted by Clay Cox and no longer feels safe in the area. Which is, of course, full of vampires and criminals.
- Rape as Backstory: Was molested by Clay Cox once. Tom Watts taught her how some fighting techniques and how to use a gun.
- Took a Level in Badass: Tom trained her to fight and use a gun. Occasionally, she contemplates hunting down the guy who attacked her.
- Will They or Won't They?: She and Tom are in love with each other, but Tom isn't aware of her feelings, and they're both a but reluctant, thanks to the jokes people already make about them.
The very first Skal you face who was trying to feed on Sean Hampton.
The town drunk who spends morning til night drunk in the Turquoise Turtle.
- The Alcoholic: Numbs himself with drink over the state of the world and his guilt.
- The Atoner: Subverted as there's nothing he feels he can do to make up for what he's done.
- Bomb Throwing Anarchist: Literally. He was a terrorist who became a drunk after killing two innocents.
- My God, What Have I Done?: He killed an innocent couple with one of his bombs by accident.
A thuggish man who wanders the Docks and lives with his mother.
- Ax-Crazy: Is a mass murderer and barely registers that what he's doing is wrong.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He's a burden on his mother but still loves her.
- Even Evil Can Be Loved: Desconstructed as Stella loves her son unconditionally, and him being a monster greatly troubles her conscience.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Is prone to killing people who annoy him.
- Hate Sink: There is nothing redeemable about him and if he's killed, almost everyone he knows has their life improve.
- Lack of Empathy: Doesn't seem to care about the fact he's a homicidal lunatic.
- Serial Killer: Turns out to murder anyone who pisses him off and dumps them in a sewer outlet.
- The Sociopath: Seymour gets mad at people and kills them.
The mother of Seymour Fishburn.
- Good Parents: Deconstructed as she can't inform on her son despite knowing of his crimes.
- Played straight with her relationship to Rufus Kingsberry.
- Hope Spot: Has one when she assumes Doctor Reid might be able to get her son institutionalized. Reid, sadly, informs her that her son might be deranged but he's not criminally insane.
- Mama Didn't Raise No Criminal: Averted. She's aware her son is a monster but can't bring herself to turn him in.
- Properly Paranoid: She's unwilling to let strangers in during the plague. Jonathan has to mesmerize her to get past her door.
- Replacement Goldfish: Has begun treating Rufus Kingsberry as one for her son despite him still being alive. Seymour is not happy about this. If Seymour dies she'll adopt him more offically
A young orphan with a pet rat.
- Happily Adopted: If Seymour dies he moves in with Stella.
- Malicious Slander: Victim of this, some sadistic soul nicknamed this child "Rufus the Curse" for having miraculously survived the bomb that took his parents life. It's so bad he barely talks to anyone anymore.
- Orphan's Ordeal: Is living on the street thanks to his parents being killed by Dyson Delaney.
- Gets even worse if Jonathan were to kill Stella, not only does he lose her, but Seymour starts harassing him and even kills Rufus pet rat Jack.
- Replacement Goldfish: Hinted at being one to Stella Fishburn for her son.
- Surrogate Soliloquy: Jonathan can catch a brief one about his woes with Jack the rat, by using bloodsense to spy on him
An elderly dock resident who lost her son to the gang war of the Docks.
- Tragic Keepsake: Her son's watch can be returned to her.
A wannabe-shopkeeper in the West Docks.
A gangster who works for Edwina Cox. He's also her lover.
- Affably Evil: Claims to be protecting the docks and the people from the chaos in the streets. Actually believes it even if there's not much he can do about influenza.
- Good People Have Good Sex: Inverted. Edwina and he have a great sex life they're very open about.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Is deeply in love with Edwina Cox.
- Friendly Neighborhood Gangster: Fancies himself one of these. Reid is having none of it.
- Pet the Dog: Shrugs off Reid's insults due to the fact he's a veteran.
- Your Cheating Heart: Booth says Edwina would kill him if he cheated on her. He's being literal and very accurate. This despite the fact she's still married to her husband.
Clay Cox's estranged wife. She took his place as leader of the Wet Boot Boys following his absence.
- Affably Evil: Uses her position to try to protect the area during the flu and vampire epidemic.
- Friendly Neighborhood Gangster: Played with. She's a ruthless criminal but still a (tiny, tiny) bit friendlier than her husband.
- Friend in the Black Market: She is a gang leader that can sell weapons and ammo to Jonathan, so she is this trope by default.
- Good People Have Good Sex: Inverted. She talks a lot about how Booth is a much more satisfying lover than her husband.
- Hypocrite: Downplayed. Its hinted that she'd kill Booth if she cheated on her, despite the fact she is still married to Clay, though to be fair they are stranged and its not like he is someone deserving of any sympathy.
- Your Cheating Heart: Has taken up with her lieutenant, Booth Digby.
A self-styled vampire hunter unaffiliated with the Priwen Guard or Brotherhood of Saint Paul's Stole.
- Cowardly Lion: Is assumed to be a fraud by Jonathan Reid but almost did kill a vampire once. He let it go.
- Fake Ultimate Hero: He believes vampires are threatening the city and claims to be a vampire hunter dealing with them. He's half-right.
- Dramatic Irony: He completely fails to recognize Reid is a vampire.
- I Work Alone: He refuses to partner up in his hunt for vampires.
- Large Ham: One of the biggest in the game.
- Van Helsing Hate Crimes: Averted. He spared the only vampire he's ever met because it was one of Old Brigit's Skals.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Believes he's the heroic star of a vampire hunter story.
A man hiding in the sewers from the Wet Boot Boys.
A woman living at Sean Hampton's shelter and sister of Lottie Paxton.
- The Alcoholic: Is drinking heavily due to losing her position.
- Asshole Victim: How the Guard of Priwen viewed robbing her.
- The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: She has a serious issue with her sister despite the fact they're both dedicated to helping others,
- Horrible Judge of Character: Picks a fight with Jonathan Reid due to the fact she assumes he's an Upper-Class Twit and misses he was, at least while alive, a saintly doctor who helped others for free.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Is a dedicated class warrior and bitter but that's because she's been kicked out of the trade union which provided her livelihood.
- Pet the Dog: If you recover the trade union's money stolen from her, she uses it to help the poor rather than give it back.
- Soap Box Sadie: Is a trade unionist during the height of the early 20th century's class struggles. Or she was until she was kicked out.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: Becomes a Guard Of Priwen if Sean Hampton is spared.
A woman living at Sean Hampton's shelter and sister of Giselle Paxton.
- The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: Hates her sister for being a bitter drunk and constantly harassing her for her charitable deeds.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: Becomes a Skal if Sean Hampton is spared.
- White Sheep: She is following Sean Hampton's example and helping the poor as her primary goal in life.
The retired former leader of the Wet Boot Boys, currently searching for his missing son.
An old Communist activist from Romania that runs a print shop and helps chase off anyone investigating Nurse Crane's illegal dispensary.
- Chummy Commies: Played With. He works to help the Whitechapel's district and is a staunch Communist. He is also something of a Grumpy Old Man towards Jonathan, but considering the circumstances and others doing what they must to survive, he can't be blamed.
- Dirty Old Man: Subverted. He is obviously attracted to Camellia, but when Jonathan asks if he is in love with her, he denies it stating the age difference between them is too great. Maybe if he was younger, who knows...
- Odd Friendship: Potentially develops one with Jonathan Reid despite he's a Romanian communist and Jonathan Reid is a rich upper class British doctor. He's especially confused if he finds Jonathan wandering around giving people like him medicine.
A mute florist who is a complete mystery to Whitechapel's citizens.
- Cute Mute: She's quite beautiful, and doesn't speak a word.
- Hello, Nurse!: Richard Nithercott is completely smitten with her, and Darius Petrescu likely would have proposed to her if he was younger.
- Innocent Flower Girl: A lovely young woman that sells flowers. She can also die tragically if Jonathan decides to feed on her.
- Mysterious Waif: Nobody really knows where she came from and she most certainly isn't native from Whitechapel. Even if Jonathan drains her, he is unable to figure out where she came from her memories.
- Nice Girl: According to those who know her. It's telling that her dying thoughts are a lament for all the good she could have done.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: No one knows her real name, so they call her "Camellia" after her favourite flower.
- Plucky Girl: Darius Petrescu notes her bravery, saying that if she'd been around when he was younger, they'd've won the revolution.
- The Voiceless: She can't speak at all due to being born a mute. You can hear her voice when you kill her.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Though she is unable to vocalize, her dying thoughts express this if Jonathan kills her:Camellia: Oh, cruel thief. I had so many things to give to this world. You stole all my tears and all my joys to come.
A Romanian immigrant that works as a prostitute in Whitechapel.
- Broken Bird: Life in England has been very hard for her, enduring cold and hunger and being forced to sell her body on the streets. When Jonathan tells her that she is at risk of catching the plague or spreading it for others, she states that she doesn't care so long as she still has enough money for a meal.
- Chastity Dagger: While she is not chaste nor is ever seen using it, she drops a knife after being killed. Considering her line of work, it makes sense she would be armed for self-defense (unfortunately it doesn't do her any good).
- Disposable Sex Worker: If Jonathan decides to feast on her blood.
- Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Though very cynical and jaded by her job, uses her money to support herself and her brother. She also praises Nurse Crane's effort to help the population of Whitechapel.
A snake-oil saleswoman who sells her tonic to the people of Whitechapel during the plague.
- Everyone Has Standards: Loretta might be a phony hack, but she warns Jonathan to stay away from Cadogan Bates for preying on the migrants.
- Hypocrite: She accuses Nurse Crane's dispensary of being a scam even though Loretta herself sells a fake miracle cure to the people of Whitechapel.
- Pet the Dog: For all of the fact she's a charlatan, her money is used to provide for her blind brother.
- Snake Oil Salesman: She sells a tonic that supposedly cures the Spanish flu effortlessly. Jonathan can snark about its effectiveness.
Loretta's younger brother. He was a skilled chemist before an accident blinded him.
Father Tobias Whitaker
A priest who constantly preaches about the impending end of the world in front of Whitechapel's main church.
- Ambiguous Situation: He seems to know a lot more about what's really going on than he lets on but comes off as psychotic to Jonathan because of his allusions (and may actually be Ax-Crazy).
- Anti-Intellectualism: He looks down on scientists and when Jonathan introduces himself as one, he states he "must be more lost than he expected".
- Apocalypse Cult: Outright believes that London must be cleansed with fire so it can be saved from the plague, and it's implied he is crazy enough to kill himself along with the others because "God will know His own".
- Cassandra Truth: Amidst his apocalyptic ramblings he mentions that the Red Queen has arisen and is causing the plague. Jonathan dismisses this as him being insane, but guess who turns out to be the Big Bad.
- The Extremist Was Right: For all his insane ramblings, he is the first character to foreshadow the Red Queen's existence before she is revealed, and he is correct about the plague being engineered by her to punish mankind.
- Hiding Behind Religion: Jonathan accuses him of using religion and the threat of the infection to justify his murderous tendencies.
- Hate Sink: His every word drips condesension and he preaches violence and ignorance. Also he's lighting sick people on fire!
- Kill It with Fire: His M.O., as well as what he thinks should be done to the city in response to the infection.
- Pet the Dog: Legitimately mourns his partner Samuel, should Jonathan bring him news of his death, and pays Jonathan for his trouble, stating that Samuel would have done the same had their positions been reversed.
- Serial Killer: Seeks out people that he deems "sinful" in infected areas, douses them in kerosene, and immolates them.
Vicar Joseph Larabee
Mesmerize Level: Unknown
The vicar of Whitechapel's St. Mary's church.
- Morton's Fork: He is the only civilian whose death is completely scripted and there is nothing you can do about it. During Mary's boss fight, she will feed on him to regain some of her health, or you can prevent it... By feeding on the Vicar himself, which pragmatically is the more benefitial option since it prevents Mary's boss fight from dragging out even longer.
- The Rival: To Father Whitaker, though Larabee decides to pay no attention to his antics.
A slumlord that preys on the district's immigrants by renting them squalid flats.
- Asshole Victim: One of the people which no one will miss and everyone will be glad of being dead.
- Evil Debt Collector: He personally collects his tenants' rents which is how he finds himself in need of rescuing when one of his flats is overrun by Skals.
- Hate Sink: He was seemingly created to seriously test the patience of any player aiming for a "Not Even Once" run.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Bates is the kind of guy who admits extorting his tenants to Jonathan's face, yet admires Nurse Crane doing the best she can to help Whitechapel's district. Except it's not out of respect for her good work and sacrifice, but because the more people she can save, means more money to line his pockets.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: While he is technically not a villain (i.e., he is a civilian NPC and killing him will have negative consequences), Bates rants about immigrants all the time and is a misogynist that sexually exploits female tenants. His moral failings will truly test a player's commitment to a "Not Even Once" playthrough.
- Sexual Extortion: He offers female tenants another way to pay their bills than money.
A homeless veteran who is constantly feuding with his son Albert.
- Abusive Parents: The first thing Jonathan sees upon entering Whitechapel is Benjamin attempting to shoot Albert in the face for stealing its drugs. Benjamin misses, but even he doesn't know if he actually meant to fire.
- The Alcoholic: Is constantly drunk. He sobers up if Albert dies to embark on a crusade against the Wet Boot Boys, whom he thinks killed him.
- Shellshocked Veteran: He has PTSD from World War I.
A young man who is trying to join the Wet Boot Boys.
- Freudian Excuse: Growing up on the streets with an abusive drunk of a father made Albert into a rather nasty person.
- Jerkass: He's abrasive to Jonathan for no reason. He's also stealing his father's medicine to sell so he can prove himself to the Wet Boot Boys.
- Self-Made Orphan: Invoked. If Jonathan kills Benjamin, Albert takes credit for the deed to impress the Wet Boot Boys.
A merchant who is constantly bullied by Joe Peterson.
- Jerkass: Constantly rails against immigrants. Despite knowing that Harry might be his son and telling Jonathan that he thinks that he might have been a good father, he abandons Harry if Joe is killed.
- Pet the Dog: Never forgot Harry's birthday, and made sure to give him lots of books. Considering he may be his father, that's not surprising.
- We Used to Be Friends: With Joe. Some friend, eh?
- Your Cheating Heart: Joe Peterson's wife was cheating on her husband with him.
A retired boxer known as "Colossus Joe". He is now running a racketeering operation for the Wet Boot Boys.
- Abusive Parents: Jonathan can eavesdrop on him threatening to hit Harry for criticizing his criminal actions.
- It's Personal: He focuses his racketeering scheme on Barrett because Barrett slept with his wife.
- The Lost Lenore: The death of his wife set him on a downward spiral that ended his boxing career.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Can happen if Jonathan embraces Harry. This leads to Joe joining the Priwens to avenge him.
- Punch-Clock Villain: He's only working for the Wet Boot Boys so he can provide for Harry.
- Reformed, but Rejected: He tried to leave his criminal job for legitimate work, but no one will hire him now that he has a criminal reputation.
- Slowly Slipping Into Evil: The longer he works for criminals, the more his chances at finding an honest job fade away.
Joe's sickly son.
- Driven to Suicide: He'll attempt suicide if Jonathan kills Joe.
- Emo Teen: Is constantly complaining about how meaningless life is. He'll attempt suicide if Joe is killed.
- Ill Boy: Has a sickly constitution.
- Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe: Barrett was having an affair with Joe's wife around the time she got pregnant with Harry. Since paternity tests haven't been invented yet, there's no way to know for certain who the father is. It's implied that Joe knows that Harry isn't his biological son, but loves him anyway.
A reporter investigating the conditions in Whitechapel.
A poet trying to get Darius Petrescu to publish his work.
- Despair Event Horizon: His dying thoughts show him lamenting this just before dying, as he would not live to publish any of his works.
- Loving a Shadow: He's in love with Camellia despite not knowing anything about her. He even admits to this in his dialouge, saying that the enigma he's built of her is most likely more interesting than boring reality.
- Nightmare Fetishist: Inspired by the real grim and gritty parts of the city.
- Starving Artist: Averted. His parents are paying for his food, clothes, rent etc. He'd love more than anything to repay them with a published book, but so far, no dice.
A widow that Jonathan can rescue from Skals.
- Commonality Connection: What gets her to accept her husband's death and try to move on is when Jonathan explains that he feels responsible for not being able to save his sister.
- Distressed Damsel: Is first met being attacked by Skals.
- Her Heart Will Go On: Jonathan can help her overcome her grief and she'll find new purpose in her life by giving food and medicine to Whitechapel's poor.
- It's All My Fault: She feels that she should've seen how serious her husband's illness was before he died.
- Widow Woman: She's in mourning for her husband, who died from the Spanish Flu.
West End NPCs
Emelyne Maria Reid
Jonathan and Mary's elderly mother.
- Ambiguous Disorder: It's implied she may have developed schizophrenia following her husband's self-exile and Mary losing her baby to the flu. Jonathan describes her as sickly too.
- It's also possible she had her brain fried by Mary's mesmerism.
- Adult Fear: Her husband disappeared without a trace. Her son survived the war but went missing when returning home, and then her daughter dies under mysterious circumstances while searching for him. On top of her fragile health and age, she can barely hold it together during Mary's funeral.
- I Want Grandkids: She used to be like this towards her children in the past, which is made even sadder when Mary mentions that her own child died out of the flu during Jonathan's absence.
- Matricide: She can potentially be on the receiving end of this trope from both of her children. Mary can kill her prior to her boss fight if Jonathan made too many victims, and if she survives, he can kill her later on if the player decides it.
- Mercy Kill: If Jonathan opts to kill her, her social circle entry notes he couldn't bear to see his mother slowly deteriorate and so he "gave her rest".
- Right for the Wrong Reasons: She is 100% correct in assuming that Jonathan is already dead when he's talking to her, but she believes that he's an old-fashioned ghost that only she can see instead of a vampire.
- Scatterbrained Senior: Due to her advanced age and the horrible trauma her family endured, she can no longer tell the living from the dead and talks to herself a lot. Though being mesmerized by Mary probably didn't help.
A butler in service to the Reids.
- Brutal Honesty: Believes that Jonathan could've done much more for Emelyne, and that it could've helped her sanity.
- Due to the Dead: His only request for Jonathan: If the Spanish Flu should take him, he wishes for a proper burial, not being dumped in some mass grave.
- The Jeeves: Always polite and formal, and is unfailingly loyal to the Reid family.
- Old Retainer: Reid offers him his freedom but Avery says the Reids are his only family.
- Undying Loyalty: Should Jonathan ask if he's ever considered leaving, Avery insists that he would never so long as he continues to live.
Elisabeth's adopted daughter. She is a suffragette that campaigns for equal rights between genders.
- Dramatic Irony: Her mother is a carrier of the Blood of Hate. If Charlotte was changed, she'd be a mindless killer.
- Emergency Transformation: Discussed when Charlotte admits being willing to invoke this trope to become a vampire by either catching the plague or throwing herself under a carriage so her mother can save her life by turning her. It would have horrifying consequences.
- Happily Adopted: She grew up in an orphanage and was adopted by Lady Ashbury when she was 10 and raised like her own daughter. She only found out the truth about her mother's nature when she was 16.
- Kick the Dog: Charlotte being the potential victim of this trope if Jonathan feeds on her, considering she is the beloved daughter of his best friend.
- Secret Keeper: To her mother, obviously and to Jonathan, since she can pretty much tell he is a vampire by just looking at him.
- The Tease: Towards Jonathan for a bit when she tries to seduce him so maybe he can turn her. Jonathan can either call her out, say he is interested but that would be a bad idea, or state he could simply have his way with her, drain her and leave her body in a dark alley. The last option freaks her out until he says he is joking.
- Vampire Vannabe: It's revealed she expresses the interest of becoming a vampire herself in order to better fight for her political causes. Understandably, her mother has forbidden her from pursuing this wish, but she still secretly hopes for it.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Her final thoughts should Jonathan feed on her:Charlotte: Pray my mother never find my killer, betrayer!
A previous patient of Jonathan's before he was called to the war. She runs a humble store in the West End.
- Abusive Parents: Is one of them.
- Hate Sink: She's a mother abusing her daughter out of frustration and so she can get attention and positive feedback for "caring" for her and being "such a good mother". And since this kind of abuse is practically unheard of in this era no one realized and it would be hard to convince others she's even guilty
- Mrs. Robinson: While Carolyn isn't that old compared to Jonathan, she is old enough to have an adult daughter and blatantly hits on the good Doctor Reid.
- My Beloved Smother: Deeply loves her daughter, but laments having spoiled her too much and making her unable to stand for herself. The trope takes a much, much darker turn when it's revealed she is abusing her.
- Mummies at the Dinner Table: If Jonathan were to kill Carol but not her, she leaves her daughter's body in the basement standing vigil over it periodically.
- Never My Fault: Is Appalled and disgusted Jonathan would even imply she is committing the abuse she is definitely actually doing!
- Why Did You Make Me Hit You??: She clearly has no reason other than her own frustrations, but has been doing this to Carol so long the poor girl herself seems to believe it.
Carolyn's daughter, who helps out around the shop.
- Abusive Parents: Is abused by her mother.
- The Klutz: She is apparently very clumsy, and is often injured through frequent accidents. Then it's revealed she's actually being abused by her mother, averting this trope.
- Naïve Everygirl: Is sweet, innocent, and acts like a preteen rather than an adult woman.
- Sorry I Fell on Your Fist: Has a depressingly persistent case of this, she sincerely believes it is all her fault. She tries so hard to avoid "being clumsy".
Jonathan's old friend from before the war. He somehow learned about vampire existence and is trying to do something about it.
- Butt-Monkey: Clarence is treated as the West End's joke because of his ranting about vampires, his wife doesn't respect him and is revealed to be planning to get rid of him and even Jonathan can call him an idiot (though to be fair, not without case since Clarence figured out vampires do exist, but can't even identify the person he is asking help to is a vampire himself).
- Cassandra Truth: He is aware of the vampire presence in London and tries to warn people to do something about it, but is dismissed as a lunatic.
- Love Martyr: Blames himself for his wife planning to murder him.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She's fond of Jonathan and offers her sincere condolences to him, but eavesdropping on her will reveal that she's had enough of Clarence's tomfoolery and plans to poison him. If Clarence dies, she straight-up admits wanting to kill him, but someone had beaten her to the punch.
- Rich Bitch: Turns out to be more interested in her family's reputation than her husband's life.
A waitress that went missing and her father died searching for her.
- Abhorrent Admirer: Her Ekon admirer in question. Though she admits not being necessarily opposed to being gifted with immortality, she'd never accept becoming a vampire's Sex Slave.
- Armor-Piercing Question: A light-hearted variant when she curiously asks Jonathan if "vampires can even fuck", leaving him completely stumped.
- Broken Bird: Was almost turned into a vampire bride and grieves for her father's death as seen with her sobbing a few times in West End, especially considering the circumstances of their last time together.
- Distressed Damsel: She is being held captive by some Ekon, requiring Jonathan to save her.
- Heroic Wannabe: Louise expresses interest in joining the Guard of Priwen after her father was murdered by an Ekon that kidnapped her.
- I Have Your Wife: Being the "proverbial" wife of this trope, since her father was a Guardsman himself and a vampire kidnapped her to lure him out.
- I Have You Now, My Pretty: Her Ekon captor plans on keeping her as a Sex Slave.
- Parting Words Regret: In a way, yes. They had a violent fight where he slapped her and she kicked him in the groin, and she fled the house as a result leading to her attracting the wrong sort of attention. She laments by the manner they interacted for the last time.
The Primate of the Brotherhood of St. Paul Stole and Edgar Swansea's superior who lives discreetly in the West End.
- Ambiguously Human: Usher looks and ages like a normal mortal, but knows an uncomfortable great deal about Jonathan, can flawlessly divine his fate, uncover other Londoners' most intimate secrets and shrugs off Jonathan's Mesmerize attempts. Jonathan himself harbors a suspicion that he might belong to some rare and exotic vampire subspecies. And so do the Guard of Priwen.
- But Not Too Foreign: He's of clear Indian descent he states so in his notes but the unconventional name and the ties to England are there.
- Fortune Teller: His more or less occupation-slash-cover.
- Heroic Neutral: Observes and assists the vampires who are willing to cooperate with him, but should a frenzied one threaten London he will not be as mild-mannered or patient. The only reason Usher doesn't oppose Jonathan if he's become a murderer is that he knows what will happen should the Red Queen wake up.
- Impartial Purpose-Driven Faction: The leader of one, however the impartial bit is a subject that warrants wider debate the organization is ancient, has its own ceremonies and secret traditions, and its members know how to harness faith. Myrddin will straight-out tell Jonathan that if he indeed regards the Brothers of the Stole as a cluster of laid-back scholars, then he's a fool.
- Parting Words Regret: Inverted. If Jonathan drains him, his dying thoughts would echo the regret of not putting a Ban on him sooner.
- Tarot Troubles: Reads the Tarot in his spare time and can do the same for Jonathan for the modest price of one-hundred-fifty shillings.
- These Are Things Man Was Not Meant to Know:Usher: I do ask one thing, though. Do not read [my notebook], Jonathan. Some secrets are not meant to be revealed, even to immortals.
A landlord and amateur astronomer that has been kidnapped by an Ekon.
- The Atoner: After Jonathan rescues him, Kimura resolves to be a better landlord and father. He also decides to join the Guard of Priwen to help other victims of vampires. Fortunately, he doesn't join during the game.
- Distressed Dude: Jonathan first meets him being held captive by an Ekon seeking to sacrifice him to the Red Queen.
A rich hedonist known as the "Lone Gourmet of London"
A strange woman lurking in the alleyway behind the Ascalon Club.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Lady Ashbury's ex-lover mesmerized her to eat rats for his own amusement. There's nothing Jonathan can do to free her beyond killing her.
- Immortality Seeker: She eats live rats because she thinks doing so will make her immortal. She knows that this is a lie, but she has no choice because of her brainwashing.
- Mercy Kill: Once Jonathan figures out what is really going on with Carina, she'll ask him to kill her. She's one of the few characters who is happy to be embraced.
- Vampire Vannabe: Wants to become a vampire.
Charles Jerome Albright
A detective investigating murderers who are using the Spanish Flu to cover up their crimes.
- My Greatest Failure: He once sent an innocent man to the gallows and has been trying to atone ever since.
Pericles and Agamemnon Baker
Two eccentric twins who are seeking to leave London.
- Came Back Strong: Killing one twin turns the remaining one into a powerful enemy, literally. Agamemnon is a literal example of becoming a powerful Skal with the ability to summon a double. Pericles, on the other hand, joins Guard of Priwen, and has an extremely high rate of fire with flaming crossbow bolts.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Both twins are highly eccentric and respond to even the most mundane questions with philosophical musings.
- Expy: Subverted, but their story has a clear homage to Waiting for Godot, with shades of Lewis Carol.
- Theme Twin Naming: They are both named after ancient Greek rulers.
- The Un-Reveal: Their final hint literally states them to be "a complete Mystery"
A renowned actress from West End who runs an acting school from her theater. Posters for her various productions can be seen throughout the game. She is also an Ichor and the person primarily responsible for transmitting the Skal plague to West End and its surrounding boroughs.
- Better to Die than Be Killed: She kills herself rather than let Jonathan do it after he defeats her, by setting her body on fire.
- Body Horror: The entire left half of her body has mutated grotesquely, leaving her face hideously scarred and her arm swollen to massive proportions with no apparent skin attached.
- Fan Disservice: Doris wears a revealing dress while being horribly mutated by the plague. It's also in this form that she hits on Jonathan.
- Flunky Boss: Summons a bunch of low-level Skal to attack Jonathan and keep him distracted.
- Large Ham: Tends to speak in loud, exaggerated dialogue, even during what's supposed to be a more subdued moment. Which makes sense, considering she's a stage actress and is thus used to projecting her voice across massive spaces. And being completely bonkers by the time you meet her certainly doesn't hurt.
- Man on Fire: Doris burns herself to death using a lamp.
- Plague Master: Like all Ichors, she spreads disease simply by existing and is compelled to spread it to as many people as possible.
- Red Herring: We are led to believe that she is the Skal epidemic's Patient Zero and with her death, the disease can be contained. Except Doris isn't the patient zero, her mother Harriet is.
- That Man Isdead: After her transformation she says Doris Fletcher is no more.
- Unwitting Pawn: To the Red Queen. While Harriet willingly became a vessel for the Red Queen's wrath and was quite happy to spread plague and destruction of her own accord, Doris was apparently a genuinely kind and caring individual — with the exception of her hatred of her mother — prior to her infection and was simply compelled to spread the plague by the disease itself.
- Walking Spoiler: In case you couldn't tell, there's more to her than just being a background character who shows up on posters.
- Walking Wasteland: Like all Ichors and Disasters, her sole purpose is to spread pestilence and destruction wherever she goes.
- Zerg Rush: Her minions are all level 1, but they can still cause minor damage and show up in large enough numbers to still make them a decent threat.