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Jeffrey "Jeff" Johansen

Jeff Johansen
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Gender Male
Role Quiet Artist
Nationality Canadian with Norwegian roots
DLC Darkness Among Us
Voice Actor Filip Ivanovic (Art Director)

Jeff Johansen is one of 27 Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png currently featured in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

He was introduced as the Survivor of CHAPTER X: Darkness Among Us, a Chapter DLC released on 11 December 2018.

Overview

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.

His personal Perks, Breakdown IconPerks breakdown.png, Aftercare IconPerks aftercare.png, and Distortion IconPerks distortion.png, give him observational advantages and help to hide his presence from the Killer.

Difficulty rating: Intermediate
(based on only using his Unique Perks)

Lore

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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.

Jeff's Perks

These are Perks which start off only appearing in Jeff's Bloodweb IconHelp bloodweb.png. 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.

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Breakdown

Each time you are unhooked or unhook yourself, the Hook IconHelpLoading hook.png breaks and the Killer's Aura IconHelp auras.png is revealed to you for 4/5/6 seconds.

  • A Hook broken by Breakdown takes 180 seconds to respawn.

"'Charge from the Belly of the Beast.'
Here's a sketch/painting on a piece of wood I saw by the side of this road. I felt like it got a story to tell. And it didn't waste its second chance." — Jeff, ink and oil wash on slice of wood, 12x16

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Aftercare

Unlocks potential in your Aura-reading ability.

You see the Aura IconHelp auras.png of the last 1/2/3 Survivor(s):

  • You have rescued from a Hook IconHelpLoading hook.png, or who have rescued you from a Hook.
  • You have completed a Healing action on, or who have completed a Healing action on you.
  • They also see your Aura.

All effects of Aftercare are reset upon being hooked by the Killer.

"'A Mercy that Rips the Storm.'
Oil work to honour my best buddies who happen to be the best musicians I know. Their first album is still my favourite. It got me through a dark time in my life." — Jeff, oil on canvas, 16x16

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Distortion

You start the Trial with 3 Tokens.

Whenever the Killer attempts to read your Aura IconHelp auras.png, Distortion activates and a Token is consumed:

  • Your Aura will not be shown to the Killer and you will not leave any Scratch Marks IconHelp scratchMarks.png for the next 6/8/10 seconds.

Distortion does not activate when you are in the Dying State IconHelp dying.png or in a Killer Trap.

"'Death Fooled by the Cloak of Falcon Feathers.'
Sketch inspired by a few sleepless nights during winter. Exploration of Norse mythology: bravery can conceal your flaws, even when you are at your most vulnerable." — Jeff, pencil on tone paper, 12x12

Achievements

Main article: Achievements

There is currently 1 Achievement which is related to Jeff.

Icon Name Description
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Adept Jeff}}
Adept Jeff Escape with Jeff Johansen using only his Unique Perks: Breakdown IconPerks breakdown.png, Aftercare IconPerks aftercare.png & Distortion IconPerks distortion.png.

Customisation

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:

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Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
KS Head01.png
Jeff CategoryIcon head.png Common Every day Jeff displays his majestic beard and long, loose hair.
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Old-School Leather Jacket CategoryIcon torso.png Common Sturdy old-school leather jacket with two pockets on the outside and one on the inside. The elbows are cushioned for more protection. Base design of Jeff's alt common cosmetics featured in In-Game Store
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Washed Biker Jeans CategoryIcon legs.png Common Worn out pair of pants for long nights on the road. Comes with a handy bottle opener. Base design of Jeff's alt common cosmetics featured in In-Game Store

PrestigePrestige

Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
KS Head01 P01.png
Bloody Jeff CategoryIcon head.png Rare Everyday Jeff displays his majestic beard and long, loose hair... dripping with blood. 3rd Prestige Reward
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Brutal Leather Jacket CategoryIcon torso.png Rare A sturdy old-school leather jacket with two pockets on the outside and one on the inside... that carries bits of flesh and gut. 1st Prestige Reward
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Blood Soiled Biker Jeans CategoryIcon legs.png Rare Worn biker jeans encrusted with blood. Comes with Jeff's soiled beer bottle opener. 2nd Prestige Reward

EventEvent

Icon Name Body Rarity Description Event Exclusive to Event Participation
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Crown of the Entity CategoryIcon head.png Event A crown emanating a festive and ominous aura created by the Entity's biggest fan. Fourth Year Anniversary Yes
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5th Anniversary Crown CategoryIcon head.png Event A crown crafted for a very special anniversary.

"Thank you for supporting & inspiring us along the years!" - The Dead by Daylight Team

Fifth Year Anniversary Yes

DLCDLC

Icon Name Body Rarity Description DLC
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In the Shadow Death Shirt CategoryIcon torso.png Common There is no telling when his time will come. Only one thing is certain; it will come. Darkness Among Us

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Archives
Archives

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Icon Name Body Rarity Description Outfit Collection Tome Tier
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Bloody Xmas CategoryIcon torso.png Rare Nothing compares to getting an iconic, sleeveless, concert shirt. Nothing. No Outfit No Collection 2 66
KS Head011 01.png
Frenzied Mane CategoryIcon head.png Very Rare Dark, long mane with a desert bandana mask for protection from sudden sandstorms. Maniac Rider Mad Road 7 37
KS Torso011 01.png
Berserker's Vest and Spiked Gauntlets CategoryIcon torso.png Very Rare Spiked bracers and armored vest with leather harnesses to hold the ammo he severely lacks. Maniac Rider Mad Road 7 68
KS Legs011 01.png
Blue Leather Trousers CategoryIcon legs.png Very Rare Leather trousers cut in a jeans pattern with tactical holsters carrying an oily rag. Maniac Rider Mad Road 7 42
Completed Outfits
Icon Name Body Rarity Description Collection Tome Tiers
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Maniac Rider CategoryIcon outfits.png Very Rare Disillusioned and alienated by the now dystopian and deserted West Coast, Jeff hit the road never to return. Mad Road 7 37,42,68

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Icon Name Rarity Description Contents Collection Price
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Rugged Digital Artist Common A casual, mean look for the artist with a heart of gold. In the Shadow of Death Shirt (Gray)

Washed Biker Jeans (Blue)

Jeff Essentials
90
1800
Jeff outfit CV01.png
Rogue Illustrator Common A casual, mean look for the artist with a heart of gold. In the Shadow of Death Shirt (Red)

Washed Biker Jeans (Pale Blue)

Jeff Essentials
90
1800
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Edgy Oil Painter Common A casual, mean look for the artist with a heart of gold. In the Shadow of Death Shirt (Mauve)

Washed Biker Jeans (Black)

Jeff Essentials
90
1800
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Bohemian Sketcher Common A casual, mean look for the artist with a heart of gold. In the Shadow of Death Shirt (Teal)

Washed Biker Jeans (Grey)

Jeff Essentials
90
1800
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Roadie for the Great Winter Uncommon He can leave the road behind, but their music will always be a part of him. He wears their colors with pride. Nine Worlds Reaper Album Shirt

Sturdy Camo Pants

Heavy Metal
180
3600
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Ex-Roadie for Infinite Deathcycle Uncommon He can leave the road behind, but their music will always be a part of him. He wears their colors with pride. Restless Jörmungandr Album Shirt

Ripped Moto Jeans

Heavy Metal
180
3600
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Ex-Roadie for the Rememberers Uncommon He can leave the road behind, but their music will always be a part of him. He wears their colors with pride. One-eyed Cult Album Shirt

Tough Vintage Jeans

Heavy Metal
198
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Try-Hard Roadie Rare Uprooted from his hometown, the road became his home and music his family. Rookie Do

Death Mirror Shirt

Ripped Jeans (Dark Blue)

On the Road
675
13500
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Veteran Roadie Rare Uprooted from his hometown, the road became his home and music his family. Senior Do

Terror Pact Shirt

Ripped Jeans (Blue)

On the Road
743
14850
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Black Metal Very Rare Jeff embraces his Norwegian roots and proves he belongs in the exclusive black metal scene. Corpse Paint

Spiked Metal Coat

Heavyweight Combat Boots

Helvete Scythe
1080
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New Year Showgoer Very Rare Jeff attended a concert held for the Lunar New Year. The band mostly performed in China so it was their first show in America. Celebratory Style

Crimson Rat Jacket

Studded Denim and Chains

Scarlet Swarm
1080
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Gallery Opening Gala Very Rare This is it, the opening of your first exhibition, and it's your moment to shine! Tamed Mane

Dress Shirt and Blazer

Tuxedo Pants and Boots

Gold & Silk
1080
21600
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Into the Sunset Very Rare Sometimes all you need is an open highway and no plan at all. Classic Vagabond

Grand Havok Leather

Highway Denim

The Rebel Star
1080
21600
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Unhinged Rider Very Rare Disillusioned and alienated by the now dystopian and deserted West Coast, Jeff hit the road never to return. Furious Mane

Tactical Vest & Spiked Gauntlets

Dark Leather Trousers

Mad Road
1080
21600
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Titan of Fire Very Rare He lunged into the crowd to save someone from being trampled during the concert. But his heroic act had consequences. Ochre Bandana

Fiery Leather Jacket

Blazing Leather Trousers

Greek Legends
1080
21600
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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price
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Rookie Do Rare The promising beginnings of Jeff's lush, mighty beard. Try-Hard Roadie On the Road
250
4500
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Senior Do Rare The promising beginnings of Jeff's lush, mighty beard. Veteran Roadie On the Road
275
4950
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Celebratory Style Very Rare A man bun with a bulky yet well-trimmed beard that soaked up beer during New Year's festivities. New Year Showgoer Scarlet Swarm
400
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Corpse Paint Very Rare He pulls his hair back, draws his eyes black, and smears his face with corpse paint for a pure experience. Black Metal Helvete Scythe
400
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Tamed Mane Very Rare There's a time for the rough look and a time for something neater. Slicked back hair and a neatly trimmed beard bring out your sophisticated side. Opening Gallery Gala Gold & Silk
400
7200
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Classic Vagabond Very Rare The mature, sliver beard of a man who's seen countless sun rises from the bottom of a bottle. No time to fuss.... tie those stray hairs back and hit the road. Into The Sunset The Rebel Star
400
7200
KS Head011.png
Furious Mane Very Rare Dark, long mane with a desert bandana mask for protection from sudden sandstorms. Unhinged Rider Mad Road
400
7200
KS Head012.png
Ochre Bandana Very Rare He suffered severe injuries for his bold intervention. Most of them healed, but some lingered. Titan of Fire Greek Legends
400
7200
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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price
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In the Shadow of Death Shirt (Gray) Common Bring back memories of hazy concerts in Palm Desert. Rugged Digital Artist Jeff Essentials
50
900
KS Torso01 CV01.png
In the Shadow of Death Shirt (Red) Common Bring back memories of hazy concerts in Palm Desert. Rogue Illustrator Jeff Essentials
50
900
KS Torso01 CV02.png
In the Shadow of Death Shirt (Mauve) Common Bring back memories of hazy concerts in Palm Desert. Edgy Oil Painter Jeff Essentials
50
900
KS Torso01 CV04.png
In the Shadow of Death Shirt (Teal) Common Bring back memories of hazy concerts in Palm Desert. Bohemian Sketcher Jeff Essentials
50
900
KS Torso01 03.png
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
100
1800
KS Torso01 04.png
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
100
1800
KS Torso01 02.png
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
110
KS Torso02.png
Death Mirror Shirt Rare Nothing compares to getting an iconic, sleeveless, concert shirt. Nothing. Try-Hard Roadie On the Road
250
4500
KS Torso02 01.png
Terror Pact Shirt Rare Nothing compares to getting an iconic, sleeveless, concert shirt. Nothing. Veteran Roadie On the Road
275
4950
KS Torso006.png
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
250
4500
KS Torso010.png
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
400
KS Torso007.png
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
400
KS Torso008.png
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
400
7200
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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
400
7200
KS Torso011.png
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
400
7200
KS Torso012.png
Fiery Leather Jacket Very Rare For months, he had crippling back pain. But he had no regrets. He would do it all over again without hesitation. Titan of Fire Greek Legends
400
7200
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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price
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Washed Biker Jeans (Blue) Common An old pair of ragged jeans that survived all kinds of ordeals through the years. Rugged Digital Artist Jeff Essentials
50
900
KS Legs01 CV01.png
Washed Biker Jeans (Pale Blue) Common An old pair of ragged jeans that survived all kinds of ordeals through the years. Rugged Digital Artist Jeff Essentials
50
900
KS Legs01 CV02.png
Washed Biker Jeans (Black) Common An old pair of ragged jeans that survived all kinds of ordeals through the years. Rugged Digital Artist Jeff Essentials
50
900
KS Legs01 CV04.png
Washed Biker Jeans (Grey) Common An old pair of ragged jeans that survived all kinds of ordeals through the years. Rugged Digital Artist Jeff Essentials
50
900
KS Legs01 03.png
Sturdy Camo Pants Uncommon Worn out pair of pants for long nights on the road. Comes with a handy bottle opener. Roadie for the Great Winter Heavy Metal
100
1800
KS Legs01 04.png
Ripped Moto Jeans Uncommon Worn out pair of pants for long nights on the road. Comes with a handy bottle opener. Ex-Roadie for the Infinite Deathcycle Heavy Metal
100
1800
KS Legs01 02.png
Tough Vintage Jeans Uncommon Worn out pair of pants for long nights on the road. Comes with a handy bottle opener. Ex-Roadie for the Rememberers Heavy Metal
110
KS Legs02.png
Ripped Jeans (Dark Blue) Rare Jeff bought this pair of pants ages ago in a town he doesn't remember. Comes with a chain for those hazy nights when he couldn't find his wallet. Oh wait, it's right there. Try-Hard Roadie On the Road
250
4500
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Ripped Jeans (Blue) Rare Jeff bought this pair of pants ages ago in a town he doesn't remember. Comes with a chain for those hazy nights when he couldn't find his wallet. Oh wait, it's right there. Veteran Roadie On the Road
275
4950
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Studded Denim & Chains Very Rare Studded denims to match the band's edgy style at the concert. New Year Showgoer Scarlet Swarm
400
KS Legs007.png
Heavyweight Combat Boots Very Rare High-laced combat boots that reach the hem of a loose black pants. These boots will trample over fire and broken glass. Black Metal Helvete Scythe
400
KS Legs008.png
Tuxedo Pants and Boots Very Rare The pants may be timeless and elegant, but the roadie boots reveal a storied past that are sure to be a talking point. Gallery Opening Gala Gold & Silk
400
7200
KS Legs009.png
Highway Denim Very Rare Kevlar reinforced jeans made specifically for saving bikers. The skull buckle is there to taunt Death. Into The Sunset The Rebel Star
400
7200
KS Legs011.png
Dark Leather Trousers Very Rare Leather trousers cut in a jeans pattern with tactical holsters carrying an oily rag. Unhinged Rider Mad Road
400
7200
KS Legs012.png
Blazing Leather Trousers Very Rare Unyielding and durable pair of pants he wore at the concert. Titan of Fire Greek Legends
400
7200

DLCDLC

Main article: Downloadable Content

Jeff is currently part of 2 DLC packages:

Available DLCAvailable DLC

Unavailable DLCUnavailable DLC

  • None

Trivia

  • 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.
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