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Krimson City Police
Voiced by:Anson Mount (English, The Evil Within), Marqus Bobesich (English, The Evil Within 2), Hiroyuki Kinoshita (Japanese)
- Action Survivor
- Affectionate Nickname: Gets called 'Seb' by Joseph. And once by Ruvik, in a way that is anything but affectionate.
- The Alcoholic: He's been drinking since his daughter died. He even carries a flask in-game.
- Beard of Sorrow: In the second game, he's grown out his facial hair to a full scraggly beard.
- Cigarette of Anxiety: Subverted. He reaches for a smoke after narrowly escaping from the Sadist, but the pack is already empty, much to his chagrin.
- Dark and Troubled Past: His five-year-old daughter died in a house fire that his wife (also a detective and his former partner) believed it to be foul play and then went missing while investigating it..
- Subverted in the second game. While his past is still dark and troubled, his daughter never died in the fire.
- Deadpan Snarker: Seb has a dry sense of humour, complete with a deadpan voice.
- Despair Event Horizon: Went over this with his brakes cut between the first and second games; nobody believed him about what happened at Beacon, he was fired from the KCPD, he started drinking again (likely to cope with the nightmares he no doubt started having as well as what happened to Joseph and Leslie,) and if the bandages he sports on his right hand are any sort of clue, he may have tried to kill himself at some point before the second game.
- Determinator: Nothing, not even abominations created from countless human unconsciousness, can keep this man from going through STEM and unlocking whatever mysteries that lie there.
- Distracted by the Sexy: Stares at Myra's ass as mentioned in one of his diaries.
- Guttural Growler: Justified with him being a chain smoker.
- Good Is Not Soft: Sebastian is a good guy through and through but he has no sympathy for Ruvik even after learning about his tragic past.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has two facial scars, one through his left eyebrow and one above his lips but they are barely noticeable. By contrast, Ruvik is terribly disfigured by his burn scars.
- Happily Ever After: By the end of The Evil Within 2, Sebastian was able to absolve himself of his personal demons in Union, rescues his daughter, made amends with Myra and is finally free of Mobius's influence thanks to Kidman and Myra's plan.
- Hardboiled Detective: Subverted. He has the looks and the attitude of a classic private eye, but he works for the police.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: Suffered from one when his daughter was killed in a fire. It took Joseph reporting him to Internal Affairs for him to snap out of it.
- Hunk: Handsome in a manly way in contrast with Joseph who is more of a Pretty Boy.
- Improvised Weapon: Picks up any nearby bottles, torches, or axes to help take down enemies. When Ruvik has him in a chokehold and he can't use his revolver, he instead grabs his lantern and smashes it into Ruvik's face.
- Invulnerable Knuckles: His basic melee attack is to throw a punch - while it is the weakest attack in the game, it can break huge wooden crates and metal padlocks, and is better than wasting ammo for those things.
- Lead Police Detective: A decorated senior detective, with a partner (Joseph) and a rookie (Kidman) under his wing.
- Legendary in the Sequel: To an extent; all the Mobius technicians inside Union that he interacts with in Evil Within 2 are impressed upon learning who he is; apparently being the key figure in the Beacon Incident gives him a lot of cred when it comes to things STEM related.
- Made of Iron: Sebastian can take a lot of abuse, especially in cutscenes. Seeing as this literally is taking place in everyone's minds his durability is justified.
- Nerves of Steel:
- This is a man who is not easily swayed. Justified due to being an experienced detective in the police force.
- One of the only times we do get to see him with a frightened expression is during the sequence where he runs into Leslie at the Asylum, repeating his name over and over. When they turn towards him, their face is a smooth, mirror-like surface. If you pause at that moment, you can see Sebastian's face reflected, but his terrified expression◊ is more funny than anything else.
- Eventually comes into play with the ending of the game. Sebastian has been through trauma that- arguably- overpowers Ruvik's. The STEM system works on manipulating and creating a mental battlefield, and whoever has the strongest willpower in the machine will currently win. Sebastian, after losing his wife and daughter, has become hardened and jaded, while Ruvik, after losing his sister whom he deeply cared for, became consumed with despair, letting his once subdued emotions overtake him. It also explains why Ruvik can't turn Sebastian into a Haunted- his willpower is far too strong, even with Ruvik controlling the machine.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
- Sebastian preventing Juli from killing Leslie. It's possible that Ruvik was therefore successful in possessing Leslie's body.
- Yet at the same time, him preventing Leslie's death saved both himself and Juli; with his only method of escape gone, Ruvik likely would have gone I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream on both of them and spent the rest of their lives inventing newer and more horrific ways to torture them.
- No Sense of Personal Space: While justified since he's usually helping them up or calming them down, Sebastian is nevertheless very hands-on with Joseph and (later) Leslie.
- Older Hero vs. Younger Villain: The Older Hero to Stefano's Younger Villain in the second game. In The Evil Within 2 Sebastian is 41 years old, againt Stefano's 32.
- Papa Wolf:
- Lesile might not be his child but he is still determined to protect him at all costs. His protective attitude extends to his partners as well. Also, he wastes no time in getting back to the hell that is STEM when he hears that his daughter Lily is inside it.
- In the second game, he is motivated by his desire to save his daughter.
- Perma-Stubble: Apparently it was such a fixture of Seb's look that his daughter worked it into her drawings of him. He grows it out in the second game into a scruffy Beard of Sorrow.
- Player Character: For both games.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni:
- Red to Joseph's blue: Despite being The Stoic he's the one more open about his opinions, and reacts more rashly to situations than Joseph does. Though the distinction begins to blur once Joseph starts turning into a Haunted.
- He's also Red to Kidman's Blue; Sebastian believes it's sometimes necessary to 'bend rules' to get a desired result, which Kidman is opposed to. In the climax, Sebastian's reasons for keeping Leslie alive are a lot more emotionally driven than Kidman's practical reasons for wanting to kill him.
- Revolvers Are Just Better: The rest of the Krimson City police force has switched to semi-autos (as have most real-world law enforcement), but Sebastian still uses an old S&W Model 19 revolver (The one he uses was picked up from a cop turned Haunted, but his shoulder holster is clearly made for a revolver). In the second game however, he uses a M1911 as his default pistol along with several variant models, but he can reacquire his trusty wheelgun by completing a certain sidequest.
- Rule of Cool: The simplest explanation for why the player character, a modern detective, dresses the way he does and still carries a revolver.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Justified given the situation he's in.
- Skewed Priorities:
- When Jimenez tells him that he's just trying to keep his job and remain sane, and tells Seb that he should do the same, he calls the doctor an asshole.
- When confronting Kidman in the lead up to the Final Boss, he brings up not only killing Joseph (normal priorities), but also shooting him (nonfatally) when he was becoming a Haunted, despite the fact that he fatally shot Oscar at the beginning of the game in a very similar situation.
- Small Steps Hero: He continues to protect Leslie even with the knowledge that allowing him to live may allow Ruvik to escape the dreamworld.
- Static Character: Played straight and then subverted. In the first game, Sebastian was a hard boiled detective with a troubled past who sometimes bent the rules. He also drank excessively and smoked. He wore typical clothing associated with detectives and had slick back hair. Essentially, he was every classical stereotype of a detective. Kidman even points this out as a lampshade. In the second game, Sebastian has been fired from the force, is still drinking, still obsessed with his past, and on the edge. Yet here he's suffering heavily from PTSD, he acts with less emotion except when drunk and yet, he has nerves of steel. He's seen it all and reacts with less horror to everything, but his Papa Wolf tendecies are really revealed. His past is reviewed and expanded on. His dry wit has hit new extremes and his dissociation and depression have been heightened. Yet he is still very empathic despite because very cautious around people. His relationship with Kidman and Tatiana is expanded on. He took upon himself before the events of the first game to train Kidman himself despite the risks associated with taking a rookie on high profile cases. Even here, while in the hell of STEM, he can still find joy and some companionship. He even drops pop culture references and really enjoys the shooting gallery and he releases his grief on Kidman, really opening up to her. He has significant character development even as his past motivations are expanded on and it really shows him in a whole new light instead of the flat generic good guy character we got from the first game.
- The Stoic: See Nerves of Steel.
- Supporting Protagonist: His story is largely unimportant to the plot of the first game and only really comes up in backstory. Instead, the plot is focused on the rise (and potential fall) of Ruvik. This is not the case at all in the sequel, where his past trauma and hardship comes roaring to the forefront of the central conflict.
- Took a Level in Badass: How badass is he in the sequel? Get to the LegacyBoss Rush near the end and watch him utterly destroy three of the bosses he beat in the first game with no hesitation or fear.
- Too Spicy For Yog Sothoth: In spite of the fact that Ruvik succeeded in devouring the minds of everyone else plugged into the machine (with a grand total numbering potentially in the upper hundreds), Sebastian proves to be simply too much for Ruvik to handle. Ultimately when Ruvik, while piloting the Amalgam, finally succeeds in eating Sebastian, so much damage has been done already that Ruvik and the Amalgam explode, completely unable to handle him. Even with the power of hundreds of devoured minds behind him, Ruvik simply is no match for the willpower of a single police detective.
- Tranquil Fury: When Lily is in danger. It stands out most in his last conversation with Father Theodore after he promises to kill Myra in front of Lily and make the girl suffer, where Sebastian outright states to Theodore in a voice dripping with newly-found bloodlust that hes going to keep coming until one of them is dead.
- Tragic Keepsake: His Not-So-Badass Longcoat was a gift from his missing/deceased wife. The model viewer even states that it doesn't look like he's ever cleaned it.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Sebastian refusing to believe his wife, Myra, about their daughter being kidnapped by a secret organization, which turned out to be Mobius, causes all the events that happen in both games.
- Waistcoat of Style: Normally wears his underneath a Not-So-Badass Longcoat, but he loses the coat early on.
Voiced by: Tasia Valensa (English, The Evil Within), Elizabeth Saydah (English, The Evil Within 2), Rika Fukami (Japanese)
- The Cloud Cuckoolander Was Right: It turns out that Lily really was kidnapped by a secret underground conspiracy, something nobody would have seen coming In-Universe.
- Conspiracy Theorist: After Lily was presumed dead, she became obsessed with the idea that her daughter was still alive and the fire had been staged to cover up Lily's kidnapping. Sebastian's belief that she was clinging to denial led to their seperation.
- Go Out with a Smile: As STEM collapses around her, she has a tranquil smile on her face as she tells Sebastian and Lily how much she loves them.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In the Evil Within 2, she remains in STEM to activate the chips that destroy MOBIUS so Sebastian and Lily can escape from their grasps and live normal lives.
- Iron Lady: According to Sebastian.
"Tenacious and no-nonsense... my kind of woman."
- Mama Bear: Just like Sebastian, she would do anything to protect their daughter Lily. Unfortunately, by the time Sebastian meets her in The Evil Within 2, this desire has gone out of control inside the Union so he has to fight her to snap out of it.
- Non-Malicious Monster: In The Evil Within 2, she has been corrupted by the STEM into a powerful Lost that retains her mind-and with it, an utterly psychotic protective instinct of Lily.
- Office Romance: She and Sebastian met on the job.
- Posthumous Character: Averted. Turns out? She's been recruited into Mobius. And has a strange mark on her hand...
- Properly Paranoid: After her daughter's death she becomes obsessed with her investigation, believing that there's more to the house fire than what everyone believes. She disappears soon afterwards, and the notes that Sebastian finds throughout the game suggest that she might have been right. Not to mention she joins MOBIUS, as shown in "The Consequence", so she definitely knows more than she lets on.
- Too Clever by Half: Whilst her plan to infiltrate Mobius and rescue Lily was very clever, she neglected to consider two key factor: namely, that her own psychological issues may result in her presence in the Mental World causing problems, and that her supposed allies inside of Mobius may not be on the level. Sure enough, Theodore manipulates and uses her, resulting in her guilt, anger and obsession taking her over and rendering her into a monster that almost ruins her own plan.
- Woman in White: How she appears in The Evil Within 2.
Voiced by:Jennifer Carpenter (English, The Evil Within), Meg Saricks (English, The Evil Within 2), Yuko Kaida (Japanese)
- Abusive Parents: Juli had them of the neglectful kind; they went to church and never gave her much attention. They didn't even look for her when she ran away from home, and when she went back to discover the town she grew up in had vanished, she remarks that the only emotion she had was feeling she should be more emotional about it.
- Accidental Murder: Unintentionally shoots Joseph in an attempt to kill Leslie.
- Action Girl: Juli Kidman is a good shot with her gun. It's downplayed in The Assignment and the majority of The Consequence, in which she relies more on stealth than blasting her enemies away.
- Action Survivor: Even more so than Sebastian, as Kidman mostly relies on her wits and stealth to survive.
- Aloof Ally: She has a cool-headed personality and, in the first game in particular, keeps Sebastian at arm's length.
- And Now for Someone Completely Different:
- Two DLC packs have her as the protagonist, explaining what she did during the game.
- There's also a brief section of the main game where, instead of Sebastian, you control her driving a bus.
- During the ending of the second game, you play as Juli fighting her way through Mobius.
- Anti-Hero: Starts out as an Unscrupulous Herowith her allegiance to Mobius, but develops into a Pragmatic Heroonce she finds out that what Mobius wants is definitely not a good thing for anyone but Ruvik. She becomes a complete hero in The Evil Within 2 as she secretly works with Myra to save Lily and destroy Mobius from within.
- Doing the wrong things (killing Leslie) for the right reasons (preventing Ruvik from escaping into the real world). It's debatable whether she can even be considered a villain.
- Subverted Trope, as shown in The Assignment. She started out as a Secret Agent of Mobius, but as soon as she realized that what the organization wanted to do would release Ruvik into the world, she abandoned them in the name of heroism in full.
- Cluster F-Bomb: Becomes more foul-mouthed in her DLC chapters, particularly in parts where she is being hounded by unstoppable monsters.
- Combat Stilettos: Juli wears a pair of high-heel boots while blasting away at the Haunted. She puts them to good use on a Haunted Oscar in The Assignment and she uses them as her melee attack.
- Defector from Decadence: As shown in The Assignment, she used to be a Secret Agent affiliated with Mobius, but progressively showed a rebellious streak as her mission went on within STEM as she was told to kill her partners (in particular, Joseph), and completely cut ties with them after she learned that her mission of getting Leslie out of STEM would not put him in charge of the system, but would give Ruvik a body to escape to reality.
- Dirty Business: She's crying when she is about to shoot Leslie in the head at the park, showing that while she is doing what she has to in order to prevent the rise of Ruvik, she hates it.
- Drowning Pit: When Sebastian catches up with her in chapter 5, she's trapped in a barbed-wire wrapped phone booth hooked up to a pipe pouring some kind of evil-looking yellow liquid into it.
- Easy Amnesia: She remembers her name, but not much else. It's not something that really bothers her either. Because her memories are perfectly fine. As revealed in The Assignment, the only thing true about her story is her apathy towards her family, for perfectly understandable reasons.
- Of Ada Wong, despite her stronger physical resemblance to Jill Valentine. With her extreme measures, darker moral scale, and working on "orders" from someone else to make sure Ruvik can't succeed.
- In addition, Juli the star of a two part downloadable content expansion pack that further sheds light on the main campaign/plot. Campaigns in Resident Evil that star Ada Wong work much the same, with her campaign further elaborating and explaining the plot. Juli is also a very mysterious woman that alludes to knowing more than she lets on, even at the beginning of the game when she tells Sebastian that they will know everything when they get there. Juli may also have similar feelings to Sebastian as Ada does towards Leon, as she tells him "You're a good man. That's why I..." before trailing off. At the end of the game, she signals Sebastian to go back to sleep before telling an associate to leave him. The scene where Sebastian nearly turns and begins to attack Juli is also very reminiscent to a scene in Resident Evil 4.
- One of Sebastian's notes has him talk about how he doesn't like her attitude, and how she seems to be watching them not to learn from them, but just to observe. Hinting that she was never a rookie cop in the first place.
- Counts as a double forshadowing on the same note. Sebastian also noticed that Juli gives him crooked looks when he bends the rule book, much to his frustration. But it also hints there's more to her character other than what he thinks of her.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: During the finale of The Evil Within 2 Kidman manages to chain together multiple headshots against Mobius agents incredibly quickly without needing to use more than one bullet each. Also a case of Gameplay and Story Segregation, as when you actually play as her, her accuracy is on par with a level 1 Sebastian since she doesn't have any upgrades.
- Karma Houdini: Subverted in one sense: despite being somewhat of an antagonist, Juli never really does anything wrong to Sebastian, and even covers for him in the ending. Also played straight in another sense: she never faces any punishment for accidentally shooting (but thankfully not killing) Joseph Oda.
- Kick Chick: Uses her Combat Stilettos as a melee attack.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: The DLC content implies that she has a love of cats, from the presence of the Black Cat as a save method, to the cat plushies that appear in the hospital room, to the cat keyring that can be seen on her bag on her desk at the police precinct. The cat even hangs around in the sequel as another way for her to help Sebastian, leaving him a gift of green gel when he returns to his office with a new slide and talks to Kidman about it.
- Marked Change: Gains a version of the Administrator's mark when she fights off his avatar in STEM.
- Mysterious Past: Not that she cares a lot about it though. The Assignment reveals that she remembers her childhood perfectly well, but claims amnesia for simplicity's sake.
- No-Sell: The weird sound that gives everyone else headaches doesn't affect her. Subverted Trope, as they do affect her, but she has been inoculated somewhat against control. She is still affected, just not when Sebastian sees her, and Ruvik wants what she does, so sees no reason to attack her directly in the first place for most of her time there.
- Not Afraid of You Anymore: Done a few times in the later parts of The Consequence: first is her shooting Searchlight in the dome, and then stomping its lights out for good. Then, towards the climax, where she grabs a shotgun, and starts shooting up the Haunted between her and Leslie. Finally, during the final battle with the Administrator, she openly spits at his attempts to scare her into obedience, and shoots him in the face - repeatedly.
- The Not-Love Interest: She cares a lot about Sebastian and admires him for being a good and decent person, while he grows to return the sentiment towards her in the sequel, but there don't seem to be any explicit romantic feelings between the two.
- Not So Stoic: There are more than a few times in her side-story DLCs where she loses her cool and panics, particularly when the STEM uploads her memories of her village to serve as a level in the game, or when The Administrator starts chasing after her with giant hands of darkness
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Krimson City Police (formerly)
Police Sergeant (formerly)
KCPD Detective (formerly)
- "When did I lose sight of what's real?"
- ―Sebastian's Character Motif Quote from The Art of The Evil Within
Sebastian Castellanos, also known affectionately by his colleagues as Seb, is the protagonist of The Evil Within and The Evil Within 2.
Owing to his troubled past, Sebastian Castellanos has a constantly tired and worn look to him in stark contrast to his more well-groomed partner Joseph Oda. He has a gaunt face marred with scars and a light five o'clock shadow that turned into a full beard by 2017. Due to stress and the timeskip between the games, Sebastian's hair had become even more wild and unkempt than it used to be, and he also has a more wrinkled face in the sequel.
During his earlier years, Sebastian's attire consisted of mostly a blue dress shirt with black tie and pants along with brown dress shoes. At the time of the Beacon Mental Hospital incident, Sebastian wore a standard, yet weathered KCPD detective uniform consisting of a white shirt and pinstriped waistcoat, along with a matching loose tie. Around the buckle of his faded brown trousers are a multitude of pouches and clamps for his various police gadgets, and he also wore a shoulder rig with a cross-draw holster for his sidearm. Sebastian would always wear a faded trenchcoat given to him by his ex-wife while on the field, until he lost it in the incident.
Sebastian's outfit in the sequel is in many ways similar to the first game, though he now wears a dark green-grey v-necked polo shirt instead, and his tool belt is now more generic than before. He also wore a dark grey coat prior to his unwilling recruitment by MOBIUS.
As he was never officially divorced from his wife, Sebastian still wears their silver wedding ring.
Before the series began, Sebastian is said to have been very energetic and confident, and at times very emotional. He was very passionate about everything he did and was very idealistic. His career was on the fast track and he rose through the ranks really quickly thanks to his enthusiasm for his job and in protecting his home, Krimson City.
He is also a very loving husband and father, and is often heard being grateful for having his family in his life. However, he had the tendency to bury his head in his work, neglecting to spend as much time as he wanted with them.
After the tragedy that befell his family, however, Sebastian fell into depression and became merely a shell of his former self, turning to alcohol and smoking to ease the pain. His self-esteem took a rapid nosedive, and he began blaming himself for all that's happened. He also became much more cynical, distant and sarcastic, though the traumas in his life have also toughened him up, making him more strong-willed and fearless. Despite this cold front, however, Sebastian still has the capacity for caring and selflessness, as he had offered to help those on his journey on several occasions.
Owing to the many perils their involvement have put him through, Sebastian understandably holds a deep grudge against MOBIUS, though he's quick to mellow out if an affiliated individual is not on the same page as their employers.
Not much is known about Sebastian's early life prior to his police career other than him being a Krimson City native. During his time in the police force, Sebastian originally held the rank of Sergeant prior to being promoted to the crime division, where he met his junior agent and later wife Myra Hanson. Despite their differences in methodology and ideology, the duo hit it off surprisingly well, leading to good field synergy and co-operation. This partnership soon turned into a full-scale romance, one that was escalated by Myra's field injury and sick leave. Soon after, they were married, and the fruit of their union was their loving daughter Lily. Sebastian's life was idyllic, being a loving husband and father, but even so buried himself in work.
But, his happiness was not to last, as a housefire burned down Sebastian's family home and presumably his five-year-old daughter along with it. Worse yet, his wife began acting strangely afterwards, seemingly convinced that the fire was staged and their daughter wasn't dead. In full denial of the truth, however, Sebastian brushed aside Myra's pleading and insisted on moving on with their lives. Myra herself disappeared soon after, causing Sebastian to sink even deeper into despair and turned to alcohol and cigarettes to wash the grief away. Slowly, however, his passion for work eroded, as well as his sense of perspective and composure, as he further spiraled into despair.
Shortly after his wife's disappearance, Sebastian's new partner, Joseph Oda, who was assigned to him as Myra's replacement, noticed his alcoholic streak and reported the case to Internal Affairs in an attempt to get his partner back on track. While it did save Sebastian's career, it ultimately put a great strain on their relationship. Since that time Sebastian has returned to the job but is never without his hip flask. He still feels responsible for the tragedies that befell him and shrugs off any offers of help.
At some point, Sebastian was assigned to mentor a new detective, Juli Kidman. He showed her the ropes and treated her as an equal despite her age. He was impressed when she was able to break their first case on her own.
The Evil WithinEdit
The series' plotline begins with Sebastian, Joseph and Juli being driven to the Beacon Mental Hospital by officer Oscar Connelly, sent by their precint to investigate the reported "multiple murders" following the disappearance of the previous dispatch. As they arrived at the scene, Sebastian and Joseph went inside to find the aftermath of what looks to be a massacre with only one survivor, the hospital's chief of staff Dr. Marcelo Jimenez. While Joseph tends to the shaken doctor, Sebastian goes through the CCTV footage and finds the previous dispatch being taken out by a cloaked supernatural assailant who, unbeknownst to him, has appeared in the room and was readying to strike. Sebastian turned around just in time for the hooded man to stab him with his orbitoclast, knocking him out.
He then wakes up in a strange basement and finds himself hung by his feet amongst several corpses. A large, masked man then appears, forcing Sebastian to play dead until he returns to his kitchen, at which point Sebastian manages to cut himself loose with a knife he retrieved from a nearby corpse, lift the keys from a meathook and makes his escape. Before he could leave, however, Sebastian accidentally trips an alarm wire, alerting the masked butcher to his attempt, who then manages to chase him down and cripple him with a chainsaw wound to the leg. Despite his injury, Sebastian manages to escape into the sewers, and outmaneuvering the man once more to make it to an escape elevator where he is taken to safety.
At the top of the elevator, an earthquake occurs, forcing Sebastian to flee the building. He manages to escape, but finds Krimson City itself crumbling apart. Officer Connelly then arrives in an ambulance, beckoning him to hurry up as the ground beneath the vehicle gives away. Sebastian barely makes it in as Connelly drives with the roadway crumbling behind him. Unknown to them, the figure from before observes as they drive away and disappears from view soon after. As Krimson City continues to fall apart around them, Sebastian is informed that Joseph never made it out of the hospital. Leslie, an asylum patient, begins repeating the words "fine" and is comforted throughout the ride by Kidman and the doctor they found earlier. After a long run through the devastated city, Sebastian looks up at the rear view mirror and sees the hooded figure standing with the backseat passengers. Shocked, he looks back, only to see Kidman, Leslie, and the doctor. The ambulance begins losing control as Connelly appears to degrade. Leslie's chanting changes from "fine" to ''fall", which turns out to be right as the ambulance then falls off a cliff. Sebastian then blacks out when the ambulance hits the ground.
After having a nightmare of seeing a lone Haunted crawling up to him, Sebastian wakes up in a hospital, and the setting is filtered black and white. As Sebastian heads towards the door, a nurse appears and escorts him from his 'room'. He is then asked to sign in so as to not 'lose his future memories'. Sebastian is then escorted further into an ominous looking room with a single leather chair in the middle. At the nurses' coaxing, Sebastian eventually sits down in the chair. Strangely, the chair then changes into a metal chair. Before Sebastian can get up, the chair latches on to his hands and legs, trapping him. With the jar found earlier in Sebastian's room, the player unlocks access to Sebastian's mind. This is later used as a way to upgrade Sebastian's abilities with the Green Gel found throughout the game. After Sebastian uses the gel, he asks the nurse if he is going crazy. The room then bursts into flames after the nurse replies "Now what makes you say that?"
Sebastian then awakes to realize that he was in the destroyed ambulance after it fell off the cliff in the previous chapter, explaining why the room burst into flames before. He then staggers out of the wreckage gravely injured. As he proceeds to wander through the forest that the ambulance landed in, he finds a tent with a man crouched over something. Sebastian picks up a revolver and approaches the man. After turning around, the man is revealed to be Officer Connelly, eating a head. Sebastian kills the reanimated Connely and continues. He then finds Leslie behind a trip wire, indirectly saving Sebastian from death. Leslie runs away before he could help.
Making his way through the Haunted, Sebastian witnesses the process of becoming the Haunted. While being chased by a horde of Haunted, Sebastian makes it to the exit which is blocked by a gate. To escape, Sebastian jumps into the water below the bridge. The chasing Haunted give up and leave.
Claws of the HordeEdit
Sebastian gets himself out of the water and comes to a village. In the village, he finds the same doctor from the hospital. The doctor, named Marcelo Jimenez, tells him that Leslie was one of his patients and went through the nearby closed gate. As the horde of Haunted builds up, Jimenez volunteers to distract the enemies while Sebastian goes for the gate.
The gate has no crank and is unmovable. Sebastian realizes that he needs a chainsaw to cut through the chains. He then encounters the Sadist from Chapter 1 who is restrained by chains. The Sadist breaks free and after a tough battle, Sebastian kills him and uses his chainsaw to open the gate. As he and Jimenez walk through the gate, it shuts itself behind their back.
Jimenez informs Sebastian that his brother Valerio, who cared for Leslie before him, runs a hospital not too far from the entrance. Once they enter the hospital, they find Valerio with his back turned, performing surgery on a man. When Sebastian approaches Valerio, it is shown that Valerio isn't saving the man but instead mindlessly slicing him open. Valerio himself is revealed to have turned into one of the Haunted as well. After Sebastian kills him in front of Jimenez, a vision of Valerio's living death is shown. Valerio is beginning to cut open the same man but begins complaining of an itch on his head. Valerio then scratches his head so much he tears off some of his own scalp, killing him. Jimenez then starts mumbling about how "Ruvik" couldn't have killed Valerio.
Leslie then screams from outside, running into a house. Sebastian and Jimenez chase after Leslie into the basement. After reaching Leslie, the door appears to open by itself, until Sebastian is attacked by an invisible Haunted forcing Sebastian to kill it to proceed. When they go back to the stairs, it turns into a wall.
Ruvik appears and separates Sebastian from Leslie and Jimenez into an unknown area. Sebastian makes his way through the hospital and eventually encounters a four armed Haunted named Laura. Sebastian escapes but then is sent into a different area of the hospital by Ruvik.
Making his ways through the hospital full of invisible Haunted and deadly puzzles, Sebastian finds Joseph connected to a bath tub. After freeing and healing Joseph, the duo continues together to get out of the facility. However, Sebastian starts to worry after Joseph almost becomes a Haunted and attacks him.
After getting out, they find Kidman, trapped inside a filling tank. Both of them fight waves of Haunted, some armed with sticks of dynamite before they can help Kidman. Joseph then tells Sebastian that to open the tank; a code must be used on a panel. Sebastian must unlock the tank before Kidman drowns.
After getting Kidman out, she and Joseph are then separated from Sebastian to the sewer below, and Sebastian quickly follows. As they reunite again, the trio then are separated again by Laura. Sebastian is moved to the area where Laura is, but eventually he discovers that fire is the only weapon that is effective against the creature. After a firefight, Sebastian moves on and goes into a room with the STEM machine. He sees a flashback with Ruvik conducting an experiment on Leslie, determining him as the first to survive linking to his brain. Snapping back to reality, the machine becomes active, releasing three Haunted which are connected to the machine. Sebastian must knock them down and pulled out the cord to defeat them. In the end, the machine explodes and knocks Sebastian unconscious.
Losing Grip on OurselvesEdit
Awake in the Safe Haven from a nightmare of an eye surgery, Sebastian is in the staff room by a desk. On it are some photographs: a lighthouse, a church, a cemetery, and a hole in the church. As he inspects the hole, everything goes dark. He walks to the patient wing, where he sees Tatiana patrolling her way down a set of stairs that has appeared to the right of the mirror at the end of the hallway. Once he follows, a hallucination of the Keeper is seen. As Sebastian finds Leslie in one of the cells, Leslie slowly turns around. His face turns out to be a mirror, which teleports Sebastian back to the real world.
Sebastian ends up in some coastal building of Cedar Hill Church, where he finds Joseph unconscious again. They fight through a seemingly endless army of Haunted and end up having to kill four Haunted, who are operating devices that rain down harpoons. As they come close to the lighthouse, Joseph is separated, and Sebastian must fight another Sadist to regroup and continue.
Arriving at the top, Joseph spots two Haunted using a guillotine to execute helpless victims, and thinks he can take them, when he accidentally sets off a tripwire, which blows up the bridge, leaving Joseph knocked out and separated from Sebastian. The two Haunted start to drag Joseph to the guillotine to execute him, and Sebastian must save Joseph before the Haunted decapitate him. After Joseph helps Sebastian cross the gap, Joseph steals his pistol and aims at himself in the head, wondering if it's worth trying to get away. However, Sebastian intercepts before he can pull the trigger, in which Joseph states that Sebastian is slowly drinking himself to death.
They arrive at a cemetery, in which both of them starts to catch some patterns. They both seem to be experiencing "jumbled up memories". Shortly after, Joseph has some pains and Sebastian helps him rest in a nearby house. It is revealed that Joseph reported Sebastian at some point, and talks about how "the accident" wasn't his fault. Once Joseph musters his strengths and moves onwards, he sees Leslie and Kidman entering the church. Forcing to use the path in the cemetery, Sebastian encounters the two Giants, Neun and Zehn. After defeating them, Sebastian sees that the route to the church was cut. With no choices, he and Joseph use the underground path. Sebastian then teleports back to the Safe Haven without notice.