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The protagonist and experienced Deep Web searcher willing to do anything for a Red Room. In the Who Am I ending, their identity is revealed to be The Nympho from Rides With Strangers. Go to the Rides With Strangers character sheet for more info on her.
  • The Cameo: Shows up as part of the Noir cult in the sequel.
  • Depraved Bisexual: You can't get more "depraved" than seeking a Red Room for sexual pleasure. The fact that she has male dates as well as targeting Elora in Rides With Strangers only confirms that she isn't picky.
  • Featureless Protagonist: No body, no voice, no motivation, no name. This is completely subverted in the Who Am I ending where the player is revealed to be The Nympho from Rides With Strangers.
  • First-Person Ghost: Has no body of any kind... until she suddenly spouts full-body awareness in one of the secret endings and looks in the mirror.
  • Heroic Mime: To unrealistic proportions. What do they say when a tall, intimidating home invader suddenly busts through their window and man-handles them? Why, absolutely nothing, of course! Not even a gasp or yelp. Entirely subverted in the secret ending where she talks up a storm in a phone call with her date.
  • Immobile Player Character: Mostly bound to their chair, but they can still get up to turn the light off.
  • Loser Protagonist: Willing to risk their life and personal security for Gorn, which means they're either pathetically curious or a sadistic sicko. It's implied they do have a life outside of Deep Web searching, however, because they're only online for 10 PM to 4 AM every day. The secret ending reveals that Villain Protagonist is more than correct.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Avid Deep Web lurker. The secret ending takes this literally by blatantly stating the player does it for sexual pleasure.
  • No Name Given: We're not given a Canon Name for the protagonist. That said, as she's The Nympho from Rides With Strangers, it's revealed elsewhere to be Lydia.
  • Samus Is a Girl: As revealed in one of the secret endings added in 2.0.
  • Suddenly Voiced: After being an unfettered Heroic Mime for the entire game, the player suddenly begins talking up a storm in one of the secret endings.
  • Too Dumb to Live: They're willing to put up with armies of professional hackers and dangerous kidnappers constantly invading their home for Gorn, instead of maybe calling the police. Finding another, safer source of Gorn than the Red Room isn't an option, either.
  • Villain Protagonist: See Loser Protagonist above.
  • Walking Spoiler: Due to what one of the secret endings reveal.
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    Adam 
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The player's Skype friend and tutorial.

    The Kidnapper 
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Добрый вечер... Translation 
A masked Russian criminal who tracks your location and breaks into your house with malicious intent.
  • Affably Evil: Is at least polite enough to give you a "Good evening" before seizing you by the throat.
  • All Myths Are True: "Just an urban legend" according to Adam.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: Along with the Breather, he is the main threat to the protagonist, whom he is out to kidnap.
  • Bilingual Bonus: He speaks in fluent Russian.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: His eyes are completely sunken in blackness.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He seems to have a thing against pedophiles. See Schmuck Bait below.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Not the most logical accessory choice for a secretive criminal.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: He'll straight up break the rules on Casual Mode just to kill you if you dare enter The Pedo Handbook.
  • Idiot Ball: Or something. If this professional, presumably experienced kidnapper thinks the house is empty, instead of waiting around and waiting for the player to return home or turning on the lights and investigating the house thoroughly, he just leaves.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: You being a sexual predator who gets off to death suddenly makes his actions a bit less evil in hindsight.
  • Malevolent Masked Man: Is a malicious home invader in a balaclava.
  • No Name Given: The credits only list him as "Kidnapper".
  • Nothing Is Scarier: What the Kidnapper does to you after a Game-Over is never even implied, but it can't be good.
  • Pædo Hunt: Enter the Pedo Handbook and he gets you on the spot.
  • Renegade Russian: Downplayed. He's a killer of Russian nationality, but there's nothing suggesting he has it out for any countries or people of those countries.
  • Schmuck Bait: If you enter The Pedo Handbook, the Kidnapper will literally materialize out of thin air and kidnap you. He even comes on Casual Mode, where he's supposed to be completely disabled.
  • Tattooed Crook: Has a big tattoo snaking up one of his arms.

    The Breather 
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I FOUND YOU.
A local Serial Killer whose M.O consists of targeting Deep Web users like yourself and calling them before striking.

    The Executioner 
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Welcome...to the game!
A masked lunatic and the hammy host of the Red Room you finally find. Also the main antagonist of The Waiting Room.
  • Ax-Crazy: He seems to cap off all of his torture sessions with an execution.
  • Big Bad: In The Waiting Room, he traps the protagonist in the titular room and intends to kill them for the Red Room broadcast. He is the main obstacle to the protagonist, who must evade him while seeking a way to escape.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Inflicts this upon the Victim, and probably countless others, for your entertainment.
  • Expy: His mannerisms and voice are clearly inspired by The Joker, specifically the Mark Hamill one.
  • The Heavy: He runs the Red Room/Waiting Room all by himself, but he's not afraid to get his hands dirty and personally restrain (read: beat the shit out of) anyone trying to escape.
  • Large Ham: A very loud and theatrical villain.
  • Malevolent Masked Man: Wears a hockey-mask and has clearly tortured countless people to death.
  • No Name Given: He is simply known as The Executioner.
  • Sadist: He clearly takes pleasure in his job, killing the Victim in a quite theatrical manner.
  • Silent Antagonist: In The Waiting Room, quite the contrast to his Large Ham self in the original game.
  • The Sociopath: Takes sadistic glee in butchering innocents.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Inverted. He was very talkative in WTTG, but in The Waiting Room, he doesn't say a word despite being the main antagonist.
  • Title Drop: "Welcome... to the game!"
  • Torture Technician: As a Red Room host, what you see clearly isn't his first rodeo.
  • Vader Breath: Heavily breathes in your ear as you pretend to sleep in The Waiting Room.

    Victim 
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The poor bastard who receives the Executioner's torture. In the secret ending, you control him and find out his name is Larry.
  • Action Survivor: The Executioner's monologue in the secret ending specifically emphasizes how much of an Average Joe Larry is: he's an accountant, he's from Buffalo, and he likes birdwatching and walks in the park. Despite this, he successfully escapes from the Red Room and the Ax-Crazy lunatic hosting it onto a highway... somewhat.
  • Another Side, Another Story: In the secret ending, you see the original ending through his perspective, only this time, he actually escapes... only to get jumpscared by the Executioner anyways.
  • Distressed Dude: Restrained to a chair and mutilated.
  • No Name Given: Originally. The secret ending reveals his name is Larry.
  • Slashed Throat: What finally puts him out of his misery.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: Even when the poor bastard finally escapes in the secret ending, the Executioner still re-captures him.
  • Walking Spoiler: The reason most of his entry is censored is because his role is expanded upon in one of the other endings.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Gets introduced as a terrified and confused civilian, gets his body horribly maimed, and gets his throat slit. In the secret ending, however...
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