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In Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png, there are two distinct roles to play and multiple Characters in each role to choose from.


Each Killer IconHelpLoading killer.png has their own strengths, weaknesses and unique power, whereas Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png initially vary only in their appearance. However, every Killer and Survivor has 3 unique Perks IconHelp perks.png to unlock in their Bloodweb IconHelp bloodweb.png which can eventually be taught to other Characters, these unlock at (Levels 30, 35 & 40).

Every Character comes with its own play style, progression path, Load-out IconHelp loadout.png and customisation options which fit your tastes. Feel free to experiment!

Playable Characters


Main article: Survivors


Main article: Killers
Evan MacMillan - Trapper
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Philip Ojomo - Wraith
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Max Thompson Jr. - Hillbilly
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Herman Carter - Doctor
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Anna - Huntress
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Bubba Sawyer - Cannibal
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Freddy Krueger - Nightmare
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Jeffrey Hawk - Clown
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Rin Yamaoka - Spirit
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Adiris - Plague
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Danny Johnson - Ghost Face
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Demogorgon - Demogorgon
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Caleb Quinn - Deathslinger
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Pyramid Head - Executioner
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Talbot Grimes - Blight
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Ji-Woon Hak - Trickster
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Lore Characters

The following Characters are only mentioned in the Game's Lore.
With the exception of several Characters, most of them are listed with the Character who's Lore they are associated with.

Evan MacMillan

Archie MacMillan

  • Archie MacMillan was the owner of the MacMillan Estate Foundry and Mining business and father of Evan MacMillan.

Evan's Mother

Philip Ojomo


  • A. Azarov was Philip's former employer at the Autohaven Wrecking business.
    After Philip discovered the horrid truth of the business, he crushed Azarov in a car press and fashioned his gruesome weapon from Azarov's spine and skull.


  • Funanya was briefly mentioned in The Algebra of Infinite Night.
    She 'adopted' Philip as well as other children when they were orphaned in the war.
    She was a very motherly person and tried keep herself and the children alive, so they could tell their horrific story to the world.
    Unfortunately, she and the other kids were killed by the killing crews when Philip failed to stay awake while standing guard.
    Philip found her the next day while she was still alive, but dying an agonising death.

Grandmother Abigail

  • Grandmother Abigail was briefly mentioned in The Algebra of Infinite Night.
    She was Philip's grandmother, whom he loved dearly and the one to teach him Algebra and nurturing his intellect.
    She was eventually killed in the same manner as Philip's parents, leaving Philip orphaned.

Nikki & Chika

  • Nikki & Chika were the other children 'adopted' by Funanya.
    They were killed by the same killing crew who killed Funanya.

Philip's Father

Philip's Mother

Max Thompson Jr.

Sally Smithson

Michael Myers

  • Dr. Sam Loomis
    • Michael's psychiatrist
  • Cynthia Myers
    • Michael's younger sister, who was eventually adopted by the Strode family and had her name changed to Laurie Strode.
  • Judith M. Myers
    • Michael's older sister, who was murdered by him.

Herman Carter


Bubba Sawyer

Freddy Krueger

  • Nancy Holbrook
    • Quentin's love interest and Freddy's obsession/antagonist.

Amanda Young

Jeffrey Hawk

Rin Yamaoka

  • Akito Yamaoka
    • a paternal ancestor of Rin and her father, son to Kazan Yamaoka.
  • Kazan Yamaoka
    • a paternal ancestor of Rin and her father, and now a fellow Killer in The Entity's Realm.
  • Renjiro Yamaoka
    • a paternal ancestor of Rin and her father, father to Kazan Yamaoka, and a Samurai.
  • Rin's Parents

The Legion


Ash Williams


  • Mews
    • a cat that was owned by the Henderson family.
  • Barbara "Barb" Holland
    • a recurring character in Stranger Things - Season 1.
  • Jane "Eleven" "El" Hopper (née Ives).
    • a main protagonist in Stranger Things.

Kazan Yamaoka

  • Akito Yamaoka
    • Kazan's son.
  • Renjiro Yamaoka
    • Kazan's father and a Samurai, died by Kazan's hand when attempting to stop him on his bloody pilgrimage across Japan, trying to eliminate all impostor Samurais.
  • Rin Yamaoka
    • Descendant and fellow Killer in The Entity's Realm.

Caleb Quinn

  • Henry Bayshore
    • Caleb's employer at United West Rail.
  • Prison Warden
    • The warden at Hellshire Penitentiary in Nebraska that freed Caleb to fill his prison with inmates.

General Lore Characters

Characters in Yellow are former Moderators on the Steam Forums or Staff at Behaviour.

Unused Characters



  • Dwight Fairfield: Alpha version (original promotional material)
  • Meg Thomas: Alpha version (original promotional material)
  • Claudette Morel: Alpha version (original Trailer)
  • Jake Park: Alpha version (original Trailer)


  • Patch 1.5.0 added a new feature called Character Info, which can be brought up with F1 (PC) or D-Pad Right (PS4 and Xbox 1), giving an overview of a Character, including their Lore and unlocked Teachable Perks.
  • Every playable Character has their own unique Bloodweb IconHelp bloodweb.png.
  • As each Character's load-out is saved separately, Items IconHelp items.png cannot be transferred to other characters (with an exception to Teachable Perks).
    • However, Items and Add-ons IconHelp addons.png can be transferred between players in-game by having another player picking up an Item that another player has dropped.

THE SURVIVORS IconHelpLoading survivor.png
S01 charSelect portrait.png Dwight Fairfield SurvivorDwight.png S05 charSelect portrait.png Nea Karlsson SurvivorNea.png S09 charSelect portrait.png Feng Min SurvivorFengMin.png S13 charSelect portrait.png Kate Denson SurvivorKate.png S17 charSelect portrait.png Ash Williams SurvivorAsh.png
S02 charSelect portrait.png Meg Thomas SurvivorMeg.png S06 charSelect portrait.png Laurie Strode SurvivorLaurie.png S10 charSelect portrait.png David King SurvivorDavidKing.png S14 charSelect portrait.png Adam Francis SurvivorAdam.png S18 charSelect portrait.png Nancy Wheeler SurvivorNancy.png
S03 charSelect portrait.png Claudette Morel SurvivorClaudette.png S07 charSelect portrait.png Ace Visconti SurvivorAce.png S11 charSelect portrait.png Quentin Smith SurvivorQuentin.png S15 charSelect portrait.png Jeff Johansen SurvivorJeff.png S19 charSelect portrait.png Steve Harrington SurvivorSteve.png
S04 charSelect portrait.png Jake Park SurvivorJake.png S08 charSelect portrait.png Bill Overbeck SurvivorBill.png S12 charSelect portrait.png David Tapp SurvivorDavidTapp.png S16 charSelect portrait.png Jane Romero SurvivorJane.png S20 charSelect portrait.png Yui Kimura SurvivorYui.png
S21 charSelect portrait.png Zarina Kassir SurvivorZarina.png S25 charSelect portrait.png Yun-Jin Lee SurvivorYun-Jin.png
S22 charSelect portrait.png Cheryl Mason SurvivorCheryl.png
S23 charSelect portrait.png Felix Richter SurvivorFelix.png
S24 charSelect portrait.png Élodie Rakoto SurvivorElodie.png
THE KILLERS IconHelpLoading killer.png
K01 charSelect portrait.png The Trapper IconHelpLoading trapper.png - Evan MacMillan K04 charSelect portrait.png The Nurse IconHelpLoading nurse.png - Sally Smithson K07 charSelect portrait.png The Doctor IconHelpLoading doctor.png - Herman Carter K10 charSelect portrait.png The Nightmare IconHelpLoading nightmare.png - Freddy Krueger K13 charSelect portrait.png The Spirit IconHelpLoading spirit.png - Rin Yamaoka
K02 charSelect portrait.png The Wraith IconHelpLoading wraith.png - Philip Ojomo K05 charSelect portrait.png The Shape IconHelpLoading shape.png - Michael Myers K08 charSelect portrait.png The Huntress IconHelpLoading huntress.png - Anna K11 charSelect portrait.png The Pig IconHelpLoading pig.png - Amanda Young K14 charSelect portrait.png The Legion IconHelpLoading legion.png - Frank, Julie, Susie, Joey
K03 charSelect portrait.png The Hillbilly IconHelpLoading hillbilly.png - Max Thompson Jr. K06 charSelect portrait.png The Hag IconHelpLoading hag.png - Lisa Sherwood K09 charSelect portrait.png The Cannibal IconHelpLoading cannibal.png - Bubba Sawyer K12 charSelect portrait.png The Clown IconHelpLoading clown.png - Jeffrey Hawk K15 charSelect portrait.png The Plague IconHelpLoading plague.png - Adiris
K16 charSelect portrait.png The Ghost Face IconHelpLoading ghost.png - Danny Johnson K19 charSelect portrait.png The Deathslinger IconHelpLoading deathslinger.png - Caleb Quinn K22 charSelect portrait.png The Twins IconHelpLoading twins.png - Victor & Charlotte Deshayes
K17 charSelect portrait.png The Demogorgon IconHelpLoading demogorgon.png - Demogorgon K20 charSelect portrait.png The Executioner IconHelpLoading wales.png - Pyramid Head K23 charSelect portrait.png The Trickster IconHelpLoading trickster.png - Ji-Woon Hak
K18 charSelect portrait.png The Oni IconHelpLoading oni.png - Kazan Yamaoka K21 charSelect portrait.png The Blight IconHelpLoading blight.png - Talbot Grimes
Benedict Baker The Entity IconHelp entity.png The Observer IconHelp archivesGeneral.png Vigo and many more...
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