Arkham Horror/Characters

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Arkham Horror Characters

Sister Mary, the Nun

"Ashcan" Pete,the Drifter

  • A Tramp And His Dog: Duke
  • Homeless Hero
  • Luck-Based Mission: The goal of his personal story is to get a Dreamlands trophy, with the fail condition being if the doom track hits 5. The problem is that opening gates typically advance the doom track, which means that absent somebody starting with the Control Gate spell or fortunately-timed monster surges, Pete's only real hope for passing his objective is if (a) the Dreamlands can be reached by one of the first two gates (very low chance), and (b) he can get to that gate quickly. Not easy with his maximum base speed of 3...
  • The Tramp
  • Undying Loyalty: Even if Pete loses all his other allies and companions, ol' Duke'll stick by his side to the end.

Jenny Barnes, the Dilettante

Joe Diamond, the Private Eye

Dexter Drake, the Magician

Carolyn Fern, the Psychologist

Gloria Goldberg, the Author

Bob Jenkins, the Salesman

Vincent Lee, the Doctor

Michael McGlen, the Gangster

Amanda Sharpe, the Student

Darrell Simmons, the Photographer

Monterey Jack Terwilliger, the Archaelogist

Mandy Thompson, the Researcher

Harvey Walters, the Professor

Kate Winthrop, the Scientist

Dunwich Horror Characters

Leo Anderson, the Expedition Leader

Jim Culver, the Musician

Jacqueline Fine, the Psychic

Mark Harrigan, the Soldier

Marie Lambeau, the Entertainer

Wilson Richards, the Handyman

Diana Stanley, the Redeemed Cultist

Rita Young, the Athlete

Kingsport Horror Characters

Wendy Adams, the Urchin

Lily Chen, the Martial Artist

Lola Hayes, the Actress

  • Luck-Based Mission: She has kind of the same problem that Pete has (although even less time--her fail condition is the doom track reaching four). In her case, she needs to get an Ally to pass her personal story. The problem is that short of getting a nice amount of monster/gate trophies (not likely to happen in the short span of time she has to pass), she needs to get lucky with whichever location encounters can elicit the current game's Allies. Oh--whereas Pete's fail penalty is pretty minor (he can't get any more Allies, besides Duke), Lola's fail penalty is losing a point of maximum Sanity. Suffice to say she never wants the Herald to be Ghroth.
  • The Power of Acting

Charlie Kane, the Politician

Tony Morgan, the Bounty Hunter

  • Bounty Hunter
  • Unwitting Pawn: In his personal story, getting enough clue tokens makes him realize this, "failing" it. However, both outcomes for his story involve losing all his current monster trophies in exchange for a boon, so whether this is really a failure depends on whether you want money right away ("pass") or more clue tokens in the future (the alleged "fail").

Rex Murphy, the Reporter

Luke Robinson, the Dreamer

Daisy Walker, the Librarian

Innsmouth Horror Characters

Agnes Baker, the Waitress

Roland Banks, the Fed

George Barnaby, the Lawyer

Ursula Downs, the Explorer

  • Action Girl
  • Adventurer Archaeologist
  • Spirited Young Lady: It's not certain whether she's in the usual age range now (she looks like she could easily be in her late 20s), but she was definitely this during that age range (and before), and she hasn't lost her passion for adventure.

Finn Edwards, the Bootlegger

Patrice Hathaway, the Violinest

  • Game Breaker: All those clue tokens she accrues as the game goes on, along with her ability to share them with anyone, regardless of where either one is, makes it ridiculously easy to get a seal victory. Unless Yibb-Tstll is the Ancient One, that is (caps everyone's clue token limit at 5).
  • Music for Courage
  • Support Party Member

Silas Marsh, the Sailor

Tommy Muldoon, the Rookie Cop

Akachi Onyele, the Shaman

"Skids" O'Toole, the Ex-Convict

Minh Thi Phan, the Secretary

Zoey Samaras, the Chef

Hank Samson, the Farmhand

  • Disappeared Dad
  • Dumb Muscle: Well, more foolhardy than downright stupid.
  • Farm Boy: No heritage, though, he really is just a boy from a farm...
  • Fearless Fool: Makes horror checks after fights -- and then only if he loses or runs -- because he's too thick to realize something is an Eldritch Abomination until he's had time to mull it over.

Trish Scarborough, the Spy

  • Deadly Upgrade: One of her special abilities allows her to raise her stats by one point at the cost of one point of stamina and one point of sanity.
  • Rogue Agent: From an agency that led her to believe was part of the U.S. government, but appears to be nothing of the kind.

Norman Withers, the Astronomer

William Yorick, the Gravedigger

  • Deader Than Dead: Monsters Yorick kills and spends as trophies don't have to be recycled back into play. Mind you, if the game runs out of monsters, the Ancient One awakens on the spot...Although if you have enough critters (i.e. from every single expansion that contained monsters), that's not likely to happen.
  • Meaningful Name: He's a grave digger...

Penny Arcade Adventures Characters

Jonathan "Gabe" Gabriel

  • Bare-Fisted Monk: The highest Fight score in the game, but he can't equip Weapons (see below).
  • Noodle Incident: He fought the Devil. And Tycho no longer allows him to use weapons.

Tycho Erasmus Brahe