In Dead by Daylight , there are two distinct roles to play and multiple Characters in each role to choose from.
- 1 Overview
- 2 Playable Characters
- 3 Lore Characters
- 3.1 Evan MacMillan
- 3.2 Philip Ojomo
- 3.3 Max Thompson Jr.
- 3.4 Sally Smithson
- 3.5 Michael Myers
- 3.6 Herman Carter
- 3.7 Anna
- 3.8 Bubba Sawyer
- 3.9 Freddy Krueger
- 3.10 Amanda Young
- 3.11 Jeffrey Hawk
- 3.12 Rin Yamaoka
- 3.13 The Legion
- 3.14 Adiris
- 3.15 Ash Williams
- 3.16 Demogorgon
- 3.17 Kazan Yamaoka
- 3.18 Caleb Quinn
- 3.19 General Lore Characters
- 4 Unused Characters
- 5 Trivia
Each Killer has their own strengths, weaknesses and unique power, whereas Survivors initially vary only in their appearance. However, every Killer and Survivor has 3 unique Perks to unlock in their Bloodweb 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 and customisation options which fit your tastes. Feel free to experiment!
- Main article: Survivors
- Main article: Killers
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.
- Archie MacMillan was the owner of the MacMillan Estate Foundry and Mining business and father of Evan MacMillan.
- Evan's Mother was briefly mentioned in Brass, Blood and Grit.
Not much is known about her other than she was likely killed by her husband, Archie.
- 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 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 was briefly mentioned in The Algebra of Infinite Night.
When Philip was still very young, he gifted him with a cast iron bell that became Philip's lucky bell and which The Entity eventually imbued with ancient powers, turning it into the Wailing Bell.
- Philip's Mother was briefly mentioned in The Algebra of Infinite Night.
Not much is known about her other than she was most likely killed at the same time as her husband, Philip's father.
Max Thompson Jr.
- Andrew Smithson
- Sally's late husband.
- The "Bad Man"
- an unruly patient at Crotus Prenn Asylum.
- The "Catatonic Boy"
- a catatonic patient at Crotus Prenn Asylum.
- Father Campbell
- the Priest at Crotus Prenn Asylum and namesake for Father Campbell's Chapel.
- Harvey Kavanagh
- the Orderly at Crotus Prenn Asylum.
- Mary Jenner - The "Anxious Girl"
- an anxious patient at Crotus Prenn Asylum, Sally's favourite.
- Nurse Moris
- a fellow Nurse at Crotus Prenn Asylum.
- Patrick Spencer
- the Warden at Crotus Prenn Asylum and namesake of Spencer's Last Breath.
- Philip Elliott
- a new patient who was about to be transferred to Crotus Prenn Asylum.
- 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.
- Otto Stamper
- Herman's mentor at Léry's Memorial Institute.
- Drayton Sawyer
- Bubba's eldest brother.
- Franklin Hardesty
- Sally Hardesty's disabled brother and Bubba's fourth victim.
- Nubbins Sawyer
- Bubba's other brother.
- Sally Hardesty
- Franklin's sister and Bubba's antagonist.
- Nancy Holbrook
- Quentin's love interest and Freddy's obsession/antagonist.
- Cecil Adams
- Amanda's boyfriend.
- Gideon John Kramer
- John and Jill Kramer's unborn late son, namesake to the Gideon Meat Plant.
- Jill Tuck
- John's wife.
- John Kramer
- Amanda's mentor, also known as Jigsaw.
- 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
- Loretta Lawrence
- Jane Romero's celebrity mother.
- Pablo Simon Bolivar
- Ash's friend, co-worker, and the creator of his hand.
- Kelly Maxwell
- Ash's co-worker.
- Brandy Barr
- Ash's long lost daughter.
- Linda Emery
- Ash's former girlfriend and high-school sweetheart.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Benedict Baker
- The Entity
- The Observer : appears in the Archives
- 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 .
- As each Character's load-out is saved separately, Items cannot be transferred to other characters (with an exception to Teachable Perks).
- However, Items and Add-ons can be transferred between players in-game by having another player picking up an Item that another player has dropped.
|BASE GAME||CHAPTERS I-III (1-3)
+ PARAGRAPH I (1)
|CHAPTERS IV-VII (4-7)||CHAPTERS VIII-XI (8-11)||PARAGRAPH III (3)|
+ CHAPTERS XIII+XIV (13+14)
|Dwight Fairfield||Nea Karlsson||Feng Min||Kate Denson||Ash Williams|
|Meg Thomas||Laurie Strode||David King||Adam Francis||Nancy Wheeler|
|Claudette Morel||Ace Visconti||Quentin Smith||Jeff Johansen||Steve Harrington|
|Jake Park||Bill Overbeck||David Tapp||Jane Romero||Yui Kimura|
|CHAPTERS XV-XVIII (15-18)||CHAPTER XIX (19)|
|Zarina Kassir||Yun-Jin Lee|
|BASE GAME||CHAPTERS I-III (1-3)||CHAPTERS IV+V (4+5)
+ PARAGRAPH II (2)
|CHAPTERS VI-VIII (6-8)||CHAPTERS IX-XI (9-11)|
|The Trapper - Evan MacMillan||The Nurse - Sally Smithson||The Doctor - Herman Carter||The Nightmare - Freddy Krueger||The Spirit - Rin Yamaoka|
|The Wraith - Philip Ojomo||The Shape - Michael Myers||The Huntress - Anna||The Pig - Amanda Young||The Legion - Frank, Julie, Susie, Joey|
|The Hillbilly - Max Thompson Jr.||The Hag - Lisa Sherwood||The Cannibal - Bubba Sawyer||The Clown - Jeffrey Hawk||The Plague - Adiris|
|CHAPTERS XII-XIV (12-14)||CHAPTERS XV-XVII (15-17)||CHAPTERS XVIII+XIX (18+19)|
|The Ghost Face - Danny Johnson||The Deathslinger - Caleb Quinn||The Twins - Victor & Charlotte Deshayes|
|The Demogorgon - Demogorgon||The Executioner - Pyramid Head||The Trickster - Ji-Woon Hak|
|The Oni - Kazan Yamaoka||The Blight - Talbot Grimes|
|Benedict Baker||The Entity||The Observer||Vigo||and many more...|
|The Smasher||The Teacher|