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One of the longest patients in Pembroke Hospital and the Red Queen's chosen vessel.
- Abusive Parents: Implied to have been one to Doris Fletcher. Apparently, she was as bitter and hateful before her hospitalization as she is now and frequently took out her anger on her daughter.
- Body Horror: She undergoes severe mutation as her transformation advances, with her left arm swelling in size. By the time she is fought, it has grown into an abhorrent appendage almost as large as her.
- The Dragon: As a Disaster, she is a willing vessel of the Red Queen's anger at humanity and is the second to last boss fought before the final battle.
- Evil Counterpart: To Jonathan, since they are both champions of two opposing vampire entities with different agendas: Harriet wants to punish mankind by spreading the plague on the Red Queen's orders, while Jonathan was sired specifically to guard Britain from her.
- Faking the Dead: She is believed to have been killed by Sean Hampton after he became a Skal, but in fact, it's revealed she broke out of the hospital and faked her death to see if anyone would have cared.
- Fan Disservice: As a Disaster Harriet, her breasts began to tear out from her outfit... Unfortunately, they are horribly mutated by the plague like the rest of her body]].
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Originally just a normal woman that grew resentful of her hardships in life, she is introduced as just an unassuming NPC to the player and who seemingly dies early into the storyline. Turns out she was chosen by the Big Bad to serve as her vessel and is the living embodiment of the plague.
- Gossipy Hens: Because she had been hospitalized for so long, she knows the going-ons of the hospital better than any patient and even some nurses and doctors.
- Jerkass: She is so grouchy and unpleasant that not even the nurses like her very much.
- Hearing Voices: At one point, she mentions listening to "the shadows" which may be delusions from her mind. It's actually the Red Queen speaking to her.
- The Heavy: She is ultimately only The Dragon to the Red Queen, but it is her plan and willing actions that began to awaken the ancient blood goddess to begin with.
- Humanoid Abomination: As Disaster Harriet, she becomes horribly mutated by the plague in no small part due to serving as a host to an Eldritch Abomination.
- Never Mess with Granny: An evil example of this trope, since she is old enough to have an adult daughter of her own and happens to be the living embodiment of the apocalypse.
- Patient Zero: For the Skal infection, even though she doesn't look like at first. Swansea experimented on her using Lady Ashbury's blood to cure the Spanish influenza. Harriet later passed the infection to her daughter Doris, who has been secretly visiting her and she later passed it to others.
- Walking Spoiler: She is actually the source of the Skal epidemic due to Dr. Swansea's experiments and being possessed by the Red Queen.
- Walking Wasteland: She becomes a Disaster, a living embodiment of calamity and plague that spreads diseases wherever she walks.
Yes, that William Marshal, who turns out to be an ancient vampire and one of the oldest in Britain. His memory is still honored by the Ascalon Club, specially by its founder Lord Redgrave, who claims to have been sired by Sir William himself. Following a Great Purge half a century ago perpetrated by the Guard, Marshal has disappeared without a trace and nobody knows where he is. After the final boss, Jonathan searches for Elisabeth in her secret hideout and finds out he has taken exile in it, now a broken shadow of his former self. It's possible to have a conversation with him one last time before Elisabeth puts him out of his misery.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: Subverted. He was a vampire, held the noble title of "Earl" and his followers went on to found the Ascalon Club, but he was more of an Hero with Bad Publicity.
- Badass Grandpa: Was the strongest vampire in all of Britain. And while he looks very decrepit by the time Jonathan encounters him, Elisabeth warns him that he is still very deadly.
- Been There, Shaped History: The Great Fire of London was caused by him when he fought the previous Disaster that caused the Black Plague. He fought against her for several hours and in the end, he locked her up inside St. Paul's Cathedral and burned it down to make sure she was dead.
- Elderly Immortal: By the time Jonathan meets him, he looks like a fragile old man that can barely stand up despite being a vampire himself. This is a combination of having been an old man when first visited by "Michael", and having abstained from drinking blood for centuries by the time Jonathan meets him.
- Face Death with Dignity: Very composed when he is beheaded, noting he was never defeated, and only dies because he chooses.
- Greater-Scope Paragon: To the Ascalon Club and vampires in general at least, while the Guard of Priwen considers him the Greater-Scope Villain due to being the oldest vampire in Britain that managed to evade their Purge and disappear completely, but his progeny still linger and preying on mankind. He still applies as a Paragon all the same, since he was Jonathan's predecessor as the chosen vampire warrior that fought against the Red Queen's Disaster long before the events of the game.
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Supposedly was one while acting as Myrddin's champion, remembering that he only drank from the "throats of the unworthy".
- Greater-Scope Paragon: Is looked up to by the Ascalon Club and vampires in general, while the Guard of Priwen considers him as the Greater-Scope Villain, since he was the only ancient vampire that managed to evade their Great Hunt. Even then he still qualifies as a Paragon within the narrative since he was Jonathan's predecessor as a vampire champion that saved England from a Disaster just like Jonathan, and it's revealed he discovered a partial cure for the Red Queen's Blood of Hate.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: He is reviled by the Guard of Priwen for being a vampire and evading their great hunt. Little did they knew he was the last thing standing between Britain and the Morrigan from ravishing the land.
- Historical Domain Character: William Marshal was the 1st Earl of Pembroke that served under five different kings and considered the "greatest knight to have ever lived".
- I Love You, Vampire Son: Elisabeth refers to him as "father" due to having sired her and he treats her as his own daughter.
- Monster Knight: Both a famous knight and an extremely powerful vampire.
- Off with His Head!: Elisabeth beheads him to put him out of his misery at the end of the game.
- The Older Immortal: He is considered the oldest vampire in Britain, but is by no means the very first, since King Arthur at least precedes him.
- Posthumous Character: He is presumed to have died a long time ago, but his memory is still honored by the Ascalon Club. Subverted, since the ending reveals he is still alive.
- Reformed, but Not Tamed: Despite having fought on the side of good, Elisabeth can warn Jonathan that William is very much a ravenous vampire who only superficially appears to be the noble knight he once was; and William attempts to trick Jonathan into getting into striking distance despite Elisabeth telling him that Jonathan is her friend.
- Religious Vampire: When asked about his maker Myrddin, William says that "God is his maker" and that he was given immortality by the archangel Michael, meaning that he must have kept his faith after all these centuries. Most tellingly, he also wears a cross around his neck which is impressive considering the vampire aversion to holy artifacts.
- Retired Badass: Originally the greatest knight that ever lived and also sired by Myrddin (which would make him Jonathan's predecessor), he laid down his arms to live alone in a castle.
- Sealed Good in a Can: Of the self-imposed variant. After succumbing to the blood of hate when he fought the Disaster in 1666, he chose to live in his castle partly to hold back his dark thirst and also to atone for having hurt Elisabeth. And it's by Heroic Willpower alone he remains in his place.
- Villain with Good Publicity: In Priwen's perspective, since you can come across one of their documents telling their members to forget the image of the noble Knight in Shining Armor that Marshal supposedly was and in reality, he was a terrible vampire master. It's revealed to be the opposite.
- Walking Spoiler: The ending reveals he is still alive and living in solitude on a fortress.
Jonathan's sister, she is killed by him during the first minute of the story when he awakens following his transformation. She returns halfway during the game as a vampire seeking revenge against Jonathan for unintentionally siring her.
- Adult Fear: Her husband died fighting in France during the War and her only child was taken by the plague.
- Boss Banter: Will reference all the choices Jonathan has made concerning the pillars of the community up to that point.
- Cain and Abel: A completely tragic example due to her newly-transformed brother accidentally killing her due to succumbing to his bloodlust. When she later rises as a vampire herself, she seeks revenge against Jonathan for turning her into a monster and tries to kill him... Or gain peace from her condition.
- Dark Action Girl: For a newborn vampire, Mary is a surprisingly deadly boss fight sharing much of the vampire powers that Jonathan wields. She also looks the part very appropriately.
- Death Seeker: At the end, what she really wants is to be put out of her misery after becoming a vampire.
- Famous Last Words:Mary: Then — at last — I can forgive you.
- Flower Motifs: Roses. She leaves one — the same her mother had set on her coffin — in the mouth of her most recent victim, and can even summon patches of bloody flowers that detonate some seconds later.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Implied. She fondly admits that Jonathan has always been the only one to "sway her to reason", regardless of circumstances.
- I Hate You, Vampire Dad: Or in her case, Vampire Brother.
- Hypocrite: She will call her brother out on being a vampire who feeds on others, but at the same time isn't against feeding on the Vicar during her battle, or killing her own mother to spite Jonathan.
- Improvised Weapon: She uses a makeshift wooden cross that marked her grave as her weapon during her boss fight.
- Matricide: Potentially. If Jonathan has killed civilians before confronting her, she will drain Emelyne right before his eyes.Mary: Time to go, mother. Give my regards to my son.
- Mercy Kill: While reconciling with Jonathan, she asks him to run the stake of the cross through her heart so she can die. He obliges.
- Outliving One's Offspring: During her Motive Rant against her brother, she says that her child succumbed to the flu.
- Sacrificial Lamb: She dies in the first minutes of the game. Subverted when it's revealed she rose as a vampire and had to claw her way out of her grave.
- Serial Killer: Mary starts a string of vicious murders in order to attract Jonathan's attention.
- Shout-Out: Mary's appearance seems to modeled after Eva Green's character Vanessa Ives from Penny Dreadful, to a point where Mary's dress becomes nigh-identical to the one Vanessa wears in Season 1.
- Tainted Veins: Features them after her resurrection.
- Tragic Monster: After being unintentionally sired by Jonathan, Mary became so horrified by her new condition that she goads him into fighting her, either in an attempt to get revenge or release.
- Trauma Conga Line: She lost her husband in the war, then her son passed away due to the plague. She and her mother both anxiously waited for her brother to return home, only for him to have gone missing. She finds him in a mass grave and wants to give him a proper burial, only for him to come back to life and unintentionally turn her into a vampire. Finally, she gets driven mad and tries to either hunt down her brother or kill him, potentially killing her own mother to make a point.
- Vomit Indiscretion Shot: During the flight, she will sometimes throw up blood which changes into the previously mentioned explosive flowers.
Jonathan's illusive sire. He is no normal vampire, but a being far older and so powerful that he isn't even corporeal.
- Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: He is heavily implied to have been Merlin, since one of his names (Myrddin Wyltt) was an alternate Welsh mythology figure associated with Merlin.
- Since the in-universe King Arthur was, in fact, a vampire sired by Myrddin, and Arthurian legends describe Merlin as a friend and adviser of Arthur, it certainly makes sense that he is in fact Merlin.
- Big Good: For better or for worse, he sired Jonathan with the purpose of stopping the Red Queen and saving London. He also states that Britain is under his protection.
- Blue and Orange Morality:
- While he has Britain's well-being in mind, he doesn't understand humans very well and has a problem communicating with Jonathan due to speaking in riddles, even though his words "could not have been more clearer" in his opinion.
- He's also the one to introduce Jonathan to feeding, stating it's "a river [he] has to dry," but will be disconcerted if his champion goes on a killing spree, nonetheless.
- The Chooser of The One: He chose Jonathan to be his champion to stop the Disaster, just like he had done it with King Arthur and William Marshal.
- Enigmatic Empowering Entity: For the better part of the game, we don't even know his name (the subtitles only refer to him as "Mysterious Entity"). All we know is that he is an ethereal being that might not even be from this world. It's not until the endgame when his identity is revealed.
- I Have Many Names: He has been referred to by so many different names it's all meaningless to him. Myrddin Wyltt is just the one he randomly chooses for Jonathan, and William Marshal refers to him as the Archangel Michael.
- I Love You, Vampire Son: It doesn't matter how hostile Jonathan is towards him, Myrddin is unfailingly polite and kind towards his progeny and champion.
- Invisible to Normals: Implied to be the case for him. Every time he appears before Jonathan, only he can see and talk to Myrddin even though is physically manifesting himself in public and nobody else can see him. One document from the Brotherhood of St. Paul also states that he only appears to vampires, and mortals have only been able to record his existence by second hand.
- Horned Humanoid: Has antler-like horns in his head, giving him a vaguely druidic appearance.
- Humanoid Abomination: He is a humanoid figure made of blood. Jonathan expresses shock when he discovers that is not a way he manifests himself, but actually how he really looks like.
- He is quick to correct Jonathan that he is not made of blood, he is blood.
- It's All My Fault: He admits that what happened to the Reid family from pain, suffering, and tragedy is his fault. However, he doesn't seem to regret it and maintains he did what he had to in order to stop the Red Queen.
- Trickster Mentor: Whenever he appears before Jonathan, he gives advice in the form of riddles, which annoys him to no end.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: While Myrddin's goals are ultimately benevolent, he is practically detached from humanity that he has no concerns over the consequences of his actions.
The Red Queen
The Red Goddess, the Queen of Blood, mother of all vampires and the source of the blood of hate that unleashed for the Skal plague. Once worshiped as the Morrigan, she is a malevolent being that in every few centuries, unleashes her wrath in form of calamities and plagues upon Britain, and every time her son Myrddin sires a vampire hero to stop her.
- Been There, Shaped History: She unleashed the 1918 Spanish flu, and the Black Death was also her doing.
- Big Bad: The Red Queen (a.k.a. Morrigan) is revealed to be the source of the Skal epidemic on London; she's also been trying to wipe out humanity on a fairly regular basis over the millennia. Dr. Swansea might have started the Skal plague, but she is the blood of hate that flows within the vampires and London can only be saved with her defeat.
- Bloody Murder: With her avatar being composed of blood, naturally her attacks will qualify as this trope.
- Blood Knight: Pun not intended, she delights in spreading pain and misery among the humans to punish them for their arrogance.
- Dark Action Girl: She is an female Eldritch Abomination and according to Myrddin, she specifically picks up only bitter and resentful women that have been wronged to make them into Disasters, since they represent her wrathful scorn she inflicts upon the world.
- Eldritch Abomination: She is a non-corporeal being from another world beyond comprehension, even to Myrddin. Hell, the moment she comes out of Harriet Jones' body, the entire room is flooded with blood signaling her arrival. Furthermore, Myrddin says that the Red Queen was only partially awakened, and if she were truly woke from her sleep, the destruction she unleashed would have been immeasurable.
- Evil Matriarch: Even though she is Myrddin's mother, he is completely devoted to foiling her plans. Downplayed, in that they don't seem to have any real dislike towards each other, and in fact she regards the battle of champions between them as a fun diversion.
- Fighting a Shadow: Explicitly so; her health bar says that you are merely fighting her avatar and when defeated, she isn't even destroyed permanently.
- Flunky Boss: Summons bloody minions that fight similarly to Skal to aid her in combat and explode after a few seconds.
- God Save Us from the Queen!: Being the queen of all vampirekind and an evil entity that lays waste to mankind on regular basis.
- Horned Humanoid: Just like her son Myrddin, though hers make her look more demonic; which is very appropriate.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Is this to Jonathan. If you've refrained from feeding on anyone the whole game, she'll only be a Level 30 foe, making her actually weaker than her host Harriet Jones. But the more people you've fed on, the more you've given into the Blood of Hate, the stronger she will be. At worst, she will hit a staggering Level 51, higher even than your own level cap of 50, and give you the fight of your life even with all the power you've gained.
- Plague Master: A sign of her awakening is deadly epidemics.
- The Scourge of God: She desires to punish mankind for its inequities using calamities.
- Turns Red: At a little over half health, she pulls out two oversized sickles, gains a faster, more aggressive moveset, and summons even more minions.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Is sleeping, and her son goes out of his way to make sure she remains sleeping. He even admits that the Disasters she's caused are the equivalent to her dreaming, and that Jonathan should "Pray that she never fully wake."
- Vampire Monarch: Though she barely qualifies as a vampire due to being a non-corporeal being, she is the source of vampirism and all vampires own their existence to her.
- Worthy Opponent: She is one to Myrddin, admitting defeat gracefully when his champion overcomes her again and bearing him little spite for his defense of humanity.