Jeffrey "Jeff" Johansen
|Canadian with Norwegian roots|
|Darkness Among Us|
|Filip Ivanovic (Art Director)|
He was introduced as the Survivor of CHAPTER X: Darkness Among Us, a Chapter DLC released on 11 December 2018.
Jeff Johansen is a quiet artist with a heart of gold, standing steadfast against impossible odds. He has a dark past but led a quiet, simple life until his father passed, leaving things to sort out.
Difficulty rating: Intermediate
(based on only using his Unique Perks)
Jeff Johansen was born and raised in Ormond, Alberta. He grew up as a quiet, only child with an aversion for large crowds. During High School, his anxious nature was mislabelled as shyness, which he covered up with a tough, stoic persona that intimidated bullies and teachers alike. At home, he discovered an interest for heavy metal and started a vinyl collection. The evocative symbolism on the covers inspired him to make some art of his own, which helped him cope with his parents' constant fighting.
To escape his parent's increasingly recurrent blow-ups, Jeff started working at a video store. Few customers passed by, so he had a lot of free time to draw. A late-night regular noticed his sketches and asked him to do some artwork for his gang at the abandoned lodge up Mount Ormond. Jeff accepted the challenge and painted a large mural depicting "The Legion" in runny, bloody letters. He was given a fifty-dollar bill and a 12-pack for his hard work. It was his first paid commission, a milestone to be proud of.
After his parents' divorce, Jeff was forced to move with his mother to Winkler, Manitoba, which was miles away from his home town—and his dad. In Winkler, Jeff was more isolated than ever, except for art and music. His solace came shortly after graduating High School when he started working at a local bar with live music performances. He found a roadie gig shortly after, leaving Winkler behind.
A few years later, Jeff got injured after getting involved in a fight during a concert. He was told he could lose part of his eyesight, so his doctor asked him to stay in town in order to monitor him. It was a difficult time during which Jeff re-assessed his life choices.
He went back to school—art school. His eyesight slowly returned, but he had to be careful. He took a few courses, experimenting with a wide range of mediums, ultimately choosing oil painting and digital art, the latter of which offered paid intern-ships. He took up a desk job and found his calling in designing labels for microbreweries. He led a quiet, simple life: he brewed beer, took-in a rescue dog, designed tattoos, and freelanced album covers for bands he liked. All until one morning, when he got a phone call from Ormond saying that his father had passed, leaving a few things to sort out.
Jeff drove all the way back to Ormond. He felt a pang of nostalgia when he reached his late father's house. Inside, there was an old guitar case sitting in against the wall. It held a black, vintage model with a sticky note that said, "for my boy."
He stayed in town longer than he planned to, reminiscing about his childhood. Driving by his former High School, he remembered the mural he painted up Mount Ormond. He bought a 12-pack and headed to the lodge.
After weeks of not hearing back from Jeff, his colleagues assumed that grief had gotten the better of him. His neighbour got tired of sitting his dog, which became more and more agitated as days went by. The dog became a stray again, erring while seeking the familiar trail of Jeff's malty scent.
These are Perks which start off only appearing in Jeff's Bloodweb . After achieving Level 30, Teachable versions of these Perks can be found:
- Breakdown - Level 30
- Aftercare - Level 35
- Distortion - Level 40
Once obtained, other Survivors will be able to find Jeff's Perks in their respective Bloodwebs from that point onwards.
"'Charge from the Belly of the Beast.'
Unlocks potential in your Aura-reading ability.
You see the Aura of the last 1/2/3 Survivor(s):
All effects of Aftercare are reset upon being hooked by the Killer.
"'A Mercy that Rips the Storm.'
You start the Trial with 3 Tokens.
Whenever the Killer attempts to read your Aura , Distortion activates and a Token is consumed:
Distortion does not activate when you are in the Dying State or in a Killer Trap.
"'Death Fooled by the Cloak of Falcon Feathers.'
- Main article: Achievements
There is currently 1 Achievement which is related to Jeff.
|Adept Jeff||Escape with Jeff Johansen using only his Unique Perks: Breakdown , Aftercare & Distortion .|
Players can customise their Character by choosing one outfit style from each category. Blood-stained attire is obtained after Jeff reaches Level 50 and prestiges.
Jeff's attire includes:
|Icon||Name||Body||Rarity||Description||Event||Exclusive to Event Participation|
|Crown of the Entity||Event||A crown emanating a festive and ominous aura created by the Entity's biggest fan.||Fourth Year Anniversary||Yes|
|In the Shadow Death Shirt||Common||There is no telling when his time will come. Only one thing is certain; it will come.||Darkness Among Us|
|In the Shadow of Death Shirt (Gray)||Common||Bring back memories of hazy concerts in Palm Desert.||Rugged Digital Artist||Jeff Essentials||
|In the Shadow of Death Shirt (Red)||Common||Bring back memories of hazy concerts in Palm Desert.||Rogue Illustrator||Jeff Essentials||
|In the Shadow of Death Shirt (Mauve)||Common||Bring back memories of hazy concerts in Palm Desert.||Edgy Oil Painter||Jeff Essentials||
|In the Shadow of Death Shirt (Teal)||Common||Bring back memories of hazy concerts in Palm Desert.||Bohemian Sketcher||Jeff Essentials||
|Nine Worlds Reaper Album Shirt||Uncommon||Sturdy old-school leather jacket with two pockets on the outside and one on the inside. The elbows are cushioned for more protection.||Roadie for the Great Winter||Heavy Metal||
|Restless Jörmungandr Album Shirt||Uncommon||Sturdy old-school leather jacket with two pockets on the outside and one on the inside. The elbows are cushioned for more protection.||Ex-Roadie for the Infinite Deathcycle||Heavy Metal||
|One-Eyed Cult Album Shirt||Uncommon||Sturdy old-school leather jacket with two pockets on the outside and one on the inside. The elbows are cushioned for more protection.||Ex-Roadie for the Rememberers||Heavy Metal||
|Death Mirror Shirt||Rare||Nothing compares to getting an iconic, sleeveless, concert shirt. Nothing.||Try-Hard Roadie||On the Road||
|Terror Pact Shirt||Rare||Nothing compares to getting an iconic, sleeveless, concert shirt. Nothing.||Veteran Roadie||On the Road||
|Death's Head||Rare||The pure power, and sense-filling fury, of a metal concert. Rendered in a lovely soft 4-ply wool.||No Outfit||Ugly Sweaters||
|Crimson Rat Jacket||Very Rare||This vintage leather jacket was customized with the rat logo created by the band's lead singer.||New Year Showgoer||Scarlet Swarm||
|Spiked Metal Coat||Very Rare||Hardcore coat with buckles and spiked sleeves inspired by the Norwegian battle gear of the Dark Ages. Comes with a silver necklace and a bullet belt.||Black Metal||Helvete Scythe||
|Dress Shirt and Blazer||Very Rare||It's easy to disappear into a crowd when in a suit. Show that you're an artistic individual with personalize touches, like this gold trim and chain.||Gallery Opening Gala||Gold & Silk||
|Grand Havok Leather||Very Rare||A thick jacket that could conceivably absorb the impact of road rash. The band emblazoned on the back may not have been the best death metal band out of Denton, but they still knew how to shred.||Into The Sunset||The Rebel Star||
|Tactical Vest & Spiked Gauntlets||Very Rare||Spiked bracers and armored vest with leather harnesses to hold the ammo he severely lacks.||Unhinged Rider||Mad Road||
- Main article: Downloadable Content
Jeff is currently part of 1 DLC package:
- The full name of Jeff Johansen is "Jeffrey 'Jeff' Johansen", revealed in his Chapter Spotlight.
- He is voiced by Filip Ivanovic (Art Director), who voiced several of the Killers in Dead by Daylight.
- In the description of the Black Metal collection, it is revealed that Jeff has Norwegian roots.
- Jeff Johansen was the first non-licensed Survivor to have met his associated Killer before having been taken by The Entity.
For more go to Jeff's Gallery
|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)||CHAPTERS XIX+XX (19+20)|
|Zarina Kassir||Yun-Jin Lee|
|Cheryl Mason||Jill Valentine|
|Felix Richter||Leon Scott Kennedy|
|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|
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|The Demogorgon - Demogorgon||The Executioner - Pyramid Head||The Trickster - Ji-Woon Hak|
|The Oni - Kazan Yamaoka||The Blight - Talbot Grimes||The Nemesis - Nemesis T-Type|
|Benedict Baker||The Entity||The Observer||Vigo||and many more...|
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|The Smasher||The Teacher|