Deadly Premonition Characters
During York’s visit in Greenvale he will meet a cast of color characters! Below are pictures and information on each person York meets during the Greenvale investigation.
Complete Character List (alpha by first)
WARNING There are game spoilers below! Some deal with inconsequential info learned from a game Side Missions while others are MAJOR game ending spoilers. The major ones have been place under under spoiler tags! View at your own risk.
|Brian “The Insomiac”|
Occupation: Graveyard Keeper
Brian is quite a strange fellow who prefers the retro look of yesteryear and more often then not found in the Greenvale cemetery. For reasons unknown he is unable to sleep but it may be just a side effect of his position as grave keeper in Greenvale.
There are several hints that Brian may not actually be alive. If you complete Side Quest No. 49 – Seven Bones you’ll see that the bones you returned belongs to a Brian X who lived from 1921-1956. Considering how anxious Brian was to have the bones returned, his inability to ever leave the graveyard, the dilapidated state of his home (Side Quest No. 50 – Ghost House Treasure) and his retro style of dress are clear indications the man is a ghost.
Additionally in the Japanese/Korean DP manual there’s a Greevale newspaper clipping used as decoration on page 22 that implies that Brian “The Insomiac” was a victim of an hit and run accident outside of the graveyard!
|“The General” Lysander|
Occupation: Scrapyard Owner and Mechanic
A retired general who fought in Vietnam but insists on wearing a sergeants uniform. Loves to ramble about his days in combat and is quite the mechanical wiz.
Occupation: Forrest Kaysen’s pet dog
A friendly dalmatian that loves a good cup of coffee. He lives in a small doghouse on the back of Forrest Kaysen’s red truck and spends most days following Kaysen around town. Recently the Ingram twins have been teaching him some new tricks.
With the help of Willie’s acute sense of smell, Emily and Kaysen were able to pinpoint where York was being held hostage by an mentally deranged Thomas.
According to an interview with Destructoid SWERY says Kaysen was receiving orders from the Red Tree through Willie…so it’s likely he’s not as innocent as he seems.
|York Morgan & “Zach”|
Occupation: FBI Special Agent
The FBI Special Agent who has come to Greenvale to help the Sheriff Department solve Anna Graham’s murder. He has an interest in the murders of young women and is currently compiling profiles of serial killers for the FBI.
He’s an eccentric man passionate about food, architecture and a great film. His knowledge of movies seems endless and can spout release dates, directors, plots and actors like a living breathing version of the Internet Movie Database.
The man is also very particular about his coffee…but for a good reason. York can see his fortune if he has a good cup of joe and though that seems silly it’s this very skill that has helped him overcome roadblocks in his previous cases.
The agent has an annoying knack for getting under other people’s skin which is usually of some social faux pas York commits when meeting someone new. It’s not that surprising York prefers to work alone…but is he really?
This doesn’t seem to be the case as the Agent has many in-depth coversations with an unseen or heard companion named Zach.
Just don’t don’t ask York about Zach. It’s a private matter afterall.
Even with his quirks, imaginary friend and odd investigation methods York is an accomplished elite special agent and often assigned to handle the Bureau’s more high profile murder cases.
York has been tracking a “Red Seeds” killer across the country the past couple months and believes Anna Graham’s murder may have a connection. Will his search for the killer end in this small Northwestern town?
“Tomorrow you’ll arrive in a place that will change your fate”
That’s what York’s coffee told him before entering Greenvale and the coffee didn’t lie. Once the Agent set foot in town everything changed.
York met Emily, the girl of his dreams, and caught two murderers and confronted an evil from his past…or should I say, Francis Zach Morgan’s past.
That’s right, York’s imaginary friend, “Zach”, wasn’t so imaginary after all. Turns out this Special Agent suffers a split personality disorder triggered after witnessing the murders of his parents by Forrest Kaysen 27 years ago. The Agent’s true personality, Zach, retreated while York, the new personality, took over day to day functions.
Whenever York spoke with Zach he was slowly coxing the Zach from his mental prison. Francis Morgan was his own best friend for years and it wasn’t until the Greenvale case did York feel confident enough to completely let go and allow Zach full control again.
Through out the game citizens of Greenvale have made comments on York’s rather large scar. The scar didn’t seem so bad when the Agent’s viewed himself as the York personality but once the true personality took hold we could finally see what the Agent truly looked like.
The scars from his past tragedy were definitely more apparrent, his hair a shocking a large scar ran across his face that left the injured eye a red/brown color.
Francis’ York personality could not handle shooting Emily, the woman he loved, and end her suffering from the red tree Kaysen planted in her womb. Weak in his resolve control was handed to the Zach personality. It was only then did Zach muster the courage to take back control of his life to shield York from pain and protect York like former did for him all these years.
Zach was unable to shoot Emily as well so Emily forcefully pulled the growing tree from her own body. She died in his arms and York, satisfied that Zach was finally strong enough to survive on his own, followed her into the after life.
Zach avenged the deaths of Emily, his parents and other red seed victims across the country when he killed the true red seed killer, Forrest Kaysen, aloft the Greenvale clock tower. Zach left Greenvale with a sad heart but with complete confidence that his best friend York would be fine with Emily by his side.