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The Oni
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Name Kazan Yamaoka
Gender Male
Nationality Japanese
Realm Yamaoka Estate
Power Yamaoka's Wrath
Power Attack Type Special Attack

(Bloody Fury Attacks)

Weapon Yamaoka Blade
Movement SpeedIconHelp movementSpeed.png 115 % | 4.6 m/s
Alternate Movement speed 86.25 % | 3.45 m/s

(Absorption)


195.5 % | 7.82 m/s

(Demon Dash)

Terror RadiusIconHelp terrorRadius.png 32 metres
Height IconHelp height.png Tall
DLC CHAPTER 14: Cursed Legacy
Voice Actor Jean-Baptiste Garnier (BHVR)
Breathing
Menu Music
Terror Radius Music

Kazan Yamaoka (Japanese: 山岡 崋山) or "The Oni" is one of 29 Killers IconHelpLoading killer.png currently featured in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

He was introduced as the Killer of CHAPTER 14: Cursed Legacy, a Chapter DLC released on 3 December 2019.


Overview

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Quotes left.png Redefine wrath with The Oni, a truly formidable force. Injured Survivors leave a trail of Blood Orbs, fuelling The Oni’s rage and sending him into a state of fury. Upon unleashing a bloodcurdling roar, The Oni gains the ability to charge with vengeful purpose, instantly cutting down anyone in his way. Quotes right.png


The Oni is a monstrous Killer, able to absorb the blood energy of his injured foes, and then use that energy to transform into a brutal demon. Using his power, Yamaoka's Wrath, he can rush down Survivors at great speed and deal deadly strikes with his Kanabō.

His personal Perks, Zanshin TacticsIconPerks zanshinTactics.png, Blood EchoIconPerks bloodEcho.png, and NemesisIconPerks nemesis.png, provide navigational information, punish injured Survivors, and gain advantages over those that interfere.

Difficulty Rating: Very Hard

(These Killers require a high amount of practice and understanding, inexperienced Players are likely to find little success when using them)


Lore

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Additional Lore can be found in Tome 6 - Divergence: Survivor Statement. Sean Dint. & Tome 10 - SAW: Chamber of Blood. The Redcrane. Veil of Blood. 1.

Honouring his family name was never enough for Kazan Yamaoka. He wanted to surpass his father's reputation and end what he saw as the thinning of samurai culture with farmers often posing as samurai. His father tried to turn Kazan's attention to more noble pursuits, but Kazan refused to heed his advice, and borrowing his father's Katana, he embarked on a dark pilgrimage to prove his worth and rid Japan of impostors. Ignoring the code that had been taught to him, Kazan killed impostors in the hills and the valleys, on the beaches and in the woodland. The killings were brutal, cruel and morbid. He humiliated farmers and warriors alike, yanking off their topknots and stripping them of their armour. His rage, bloodlust and perverse sense of honour knew no bounds. Monks believed he was possessed by something dark and otherworldly and cursed him while a noble lord began to call him 'Oni-Yamaoka,' the rageful Samurai, an insult both to Kazan and his family.

Determined to redeem his family's name, Kazan now butchered anyone who dared call him Oni-Yamaoka. The insult confused him. He had defeated the best and he had purified the samurai class by ridding the land of impostors. How could anyone refer to him as an ogre? Had it been because he had marched onto a battlefield to cut down the fiercest warriors. Had it been because he had taken a Kanabo and dashed hundreds of skulls with it? Or had it been because of his need to secure a 'trophy' from his victims. It didn't matter. Being called an ogre was more than he could bear and an ominous voice in his head urged him to strike down the lord who had desecrated his name.

As Kazan made for the lord's town, he suddenly found himself face to face with a samurai standing on a dirt road, blocking his way. Kazan readied his Kanabo. Without a word, the samurai attacked and quickly secured the upper hand. But he hesitated. With a devastating blow, Kazan crushed the samurai's head and cracked his helmet. As Kazan approached the fallen samurai, he saw his father's face and staggered back to his haunches. His father stared at Kazan with mingled shame and regret as he issued his last breath. Kazan closed his eyes and screamed in agony until he could scream no more. When he opened his eyes again... his father was gone. Not only had he killed his father, but he had allowed thieves to steal his body for armour.

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Bitter, lost and disillusioned, Kazan roamed the land aimlessly with his father's voice rattling in his head, taunting him, reminding him of his failures, sending him into fits of uncontrollable black rage. One day, walking in the woods, Kazan happened upon an Oni statue. He stopped and stood motionless for a long moment. The weathered and overgrown statue seemed to be ridiculing him, accusing him of being the impostor samurai he had so desperately sought to destroy. Kazan shook the laughing voice out of his head and half remembered the lord who had ridiculed him as 'Oni-Yamaoka.'

With renewed anger, Kazan journeyed to a town high up in the snowy mountains where the lord resided. A dozen samurai met Kazan at the gates of the town. A dozen samurai fell to his Kanabo. His speed and strength were unmatched. His rage was incomprehensible. Covered in blood and gore, Kazan battled through the town and soon found the lord hiding in a villa. He dragged him out of a cabinet, sliced his tendons to immobilise him and watched him beg and squirm like a dog. Without hesitation, he thrust his fist into the lord’s mouth and yanked out the wicked tongue that had desecrated his name.

Satisfied, Kazan exited the villa to find himself surrounded by dozens of farmers wielding rusted scythes, sharp pitchforks, and heavy clubs. He survived the first few assaults, but there were too many attackers coming from every direction. Within moments Kazan was on the ground staring at a cold, indifferent, darkening sky as farmers took turns stabbing and torturing the 'Oni' who had butchered their beloved lord. The frenzied mob dragged Kazan into a small stone mill to continue the torture and finally left him to die a slow, agonising death. When they returned, the mill was filled with a strange black fog and Kazan’s body and the Kanabo were nowhere to be found. It was the beginning of a dark legend about a rageful Oni haunting the town.


Load-out

Unique Perks

The Oni comes with 3 Perks IconHelp perks.png that are unique to him:

Zanshin Tactics Zanshin Tactics
Unlocks potential in your Aura-reading ability.

You are mentally alert and aware of key points on the battlefield.
The AurasIconHelp auras.png of Breakable WallsIconHelp breakableDoors.png, PalletsIconHelp pullDown.png, and WindowsIconHelp window.png are revealed to you within 24/28/32 metres.

"Within your enemy's strength is weakness." — Renjiro's Doctrine 12:5
Blood Echo Blood Echo
The agony of one is inflicted onto others.

Blood Echo can only be triggered once every 80/70/60 seconds.

"Attack an enemy with precision and their allies will feel it." — Renjiro's Doctrine 6:3

Nemesis Nemesis
You seek retribution on those who have wronged you.

  • Any Survivor who blinds or stuns you becomes the ObsessionIconHelp obsession.png.
  • Anytime your ObsessionIconHelp obsession.png switches to another SurvivorIconHelpLoading survivor.png by any means, that Survivor then suffers from the ObliviousIconStatusEffects oblivious.png Status Effect for 40/50/60 seconds and their AuraIconHelp auras.png is revealed to you for 4 seconds.

You can only be obsessed with one Survivor at a time.

"Only a fool would spit in a demon's face and declare victory." — Renjiro's Doctrine 4:9

Prestige

Prestiging The Oni will automatically add Tier I of his Unique Perks to the inventories of all other Killers and unlock the ability for their higher-tiered versions to spawn in their BloodwebIconHelp bloodweb.png.

Prestige The Oni twice more to automatically add Tier II and Tier III respectively into the other Killers' inventories.

Weapon: Yamaoka Blade

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The Yamaoka Blade is the Primary Weapon of The Oni.
A long blade that was passed down from one generation to the next.

Power: Yamaoka's Wrath

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Quotes left.png The desire to destroy weaker bloodlines shaped into a literal force. Quotes right.png


YAMAOKA'S WRATH:
Absorption Mode: Atl Hud PB IconAbsorb.png
Absorb Blood Orbs left by your injured foes.

Press and hold the Power button to absorb Blood Orbs in the environment and fill your Power gauge.
When your Power gauge is full, press and hold the Active Ability button to initiate Blood Fury.


Blood Fury: IconPowers yamaokasWrath demon.png
While Blood Fury is active, The Oni becomes lethal and gains access to additional abilities: Demon Dash and Demon Strike.


SPECIAL ABILITY: Demon Dash Atl Hud PB IconDash.png
Press and hold the Power button while Blood Fury is active, to perform a Demon Dash. This ability allows The Oni to cover large distances rapidly.


SPECIAL ATTACK: Demon Strike Atl Hud PB IconDemonStrike.png
Press and hold the Attack button while Blood Fury is active, to perform a Demon Strike in the direction you are facing. Demon Strike has an extended Lunge range and successful hits immediately put healthy Survivors into the Dying State IconHelp dying.png.

Power Trivia

Movement Speeds:

  • Absorption: 3.45 m/s
  • Demon Strike: 4.6 m/s
  • Demon Dash: 7.82 m/s


Absorption Mode:
This is whenever The Oni is not in Bloody Fury.

  • Absorption range: 0.5 metres
    • When within this range, Blood Orbs are absorbed by The Oni, filling his Power gauge.
  • Attraction range: 6 metres
    • When within this range, Blood Orbs start moving towards The Oni, if they are within a 45 ° cone in his Field of View.
  • Attraction speed: 10 m/s
  • Forced Drop range: 8 metres
    • When within this range, Survivors are forced to drop Blood Orbs, if they are within a 45 ° cone in The Oni's Field of View.
  • Movement speed: 3.45 m/s or 86.25 %


Blood Orbs:

  • Visibility range: 35 metres
    • Blood Orbs are invisible to Survivors with the exception of a short glimpse upon spawning or if The Oni uses Renjiro's Bloody Glove FulliconAddon renjirosBloodyGlove.png.
    • Blood Orbs are invisible to The Oni during Bloody Fury and cannot be absorbed.
  • Aura range: 8 metres
    • If obscured by an obstacle, Blood Orbs within this range will reveal their Aura to The Oni.
  • Drop rates (only applies to injured Survivors):
    • Crouching: 1 Blood Orb (with a buffer of 1 second to prevent spamming)
    • Interactions: 2 Blood Orbs (e.g. dropping Pallets, entering Lockers, vaulting Windows, etc.)
    • Failed Skill Check: 2 Blood Orbs
    • Being Hooked: 2 Blood Orbs
    • Passively (over time): 2 Blood Orbs every 4 seconds.
  • Unhooked Survivors have a grace period of 10 seconds before they start dropping Blood Orbs (until the Safe Unhook Score Event triggers).
  • Lifetime: Unlimited (do not despawn)
  • Reservoir: 100 Blood Orbs
    • This refers the maximum number of Blood Orbs that can exist simultaneously in the Trial Grounds.
      After reaching this number, Survivors will not spawn any additional Blood Orbs before some are absorbed.


Blood Fury:

  • Activation time: 3 seconds
  • Activation Yaw scale (horizontal): 80 % (44 % with Gamepad)
  • Depletion rate: -2.2 Charges per second
    • This causes Bloody Fury to last a maximum of 45.45 seconds.
  • Time penalty when downing a Survivor: -7 seconds
  • Picking up a downed Survivor will cancel Bloody Fury, but conserve any remaining Charges.
  • Cool-down time: 3 seconds.
  • Bloody Fury will end if The Oni is stunned with a Pallet if the Power gauge is either above 99 Charges or below 5 Charges.
    • This allows the Game to play the Blood-Fury-to-Idle animation.


Demon Dash:

  • Charge time: 2 seconds
  • Cool-down time: 1 second
  • Movement speed: 7.82 m/s or 195.5 %
  • Demon Dash Yaw scale (horizontal): 44 %


Demon Strike:

  • Charge time: 2 seconds
  • Charge threshold: 0.35 seconds
    • Holding the Attack button for longer than this will initiate a Demon Strike instead of Quick Attack and vice versa.
      • It should be noted that a Quick Attack while in Bloody Fury is considered a Special Attack and will not apply effects such as the double-damage of the Exposed IconStatusEffects exposed.png Status Effect, for example.
  • Attack open time: 0.5 seconds
  • Attack hitting time: 0.3 seconds
  • Attack cool-downs:
    • Successful hit: 3 seconds
    • Missed/Obstacle hit: 2 seconds
  • Attack Yaw scale (horizontal): 27.5 %
  • Cool-down Yaw scale (horizontal): 12 % (6.6 % with Gamepad)
  • Cool-down Pitch scale (vertical): 25 % (13.75 % with Gamepad)
  • Maximum Attack Yaw speed (horizontal): 300 ° per second
    • This refers to the maximum speed at which The Oni can turn during a Demon Strike.
  • Maximum Attack Turn angle: 90 °
    • This is the maximum angle The Oni can turn to the left or right during a Demon Strike.


Power Gauge:

  • Capacity: 100 Charges
  • Passive gain: +0.2 Charges per second.
    • This gain is capped at 98 Charges, requiring the absorption of at least one Blood Orb to fill the Power gauge.
  • Active gain:
    • Absorbing Blood Orbs: +2.5 Charges
    • Successful Basic Attack: +40 Charges
      • This only applies to healthy Survivors being put into the Injured State IconHelp injured.png.
        Downing Survivors does not grant this bonus.

Add-ons for Yamaoka's Wrath

Icon Name Description
Rotting Rope
Rotting Rope Had the rope been stronger it would have likely held Kazan.
As it was, he escaped and butchered his captors.
  • Increases the Aura Detection range of Blood Orbs by +2 metres.

"Though Death is focused, he has been known to blink." — Renjiro's Doctrine 14:5

Paper Lantern
Paper Lantern Perhaps a memento of simpler times, before rage fully enveloped him.
  • Increases the Movement speed of Blood Orbs while attracted to The Oni by +4 m/s.
Cracked Sakazuki
Cracked Sakazuki A cup from Kazan's wedding ceremony.
It never made it through the night before being damaged.
  • Reduces the Activation time of Blood Fury by -0.5 seconds.
  • Reduces the Deactivation time of Blood Fury by -0.5 seconds.
Blackened Toenail
Blackened Toenail Fell off during one of Kazan's hundred winter treks to the temple.
Despite his pilgrimage, Akito's leg would never heal.
  • Increases The Oni's Movement speed while absorbing Blood Orbs by +0.3 m/s.

"If a father sacrifices not for his children, then who does he father?" — Renjiro's Doctrine 11:12

Polished Maedate
Polished Maedate A horned crest Kazan tore from his helmet after being compared to a demon.
  • Increases the Passive Power Charge rate by +0.1 c/s.
Ink Lion
Ink Lion An ink painting that once hung in the Yamaoka Estate.
Depicts the story of a lion eaten by mice.
  • Reduces the Activation time of Blood Fury by -0.5 seconds.
  • Reduces the Deactivation time of Blood Fury by -0.5 seconds.
  • Reduces the Duration penalty of Blood Fury when downing a Survivor by -2 seconds.
Chipped Saihai
Chipped Saihai A baton that belonged to Renjiro.
It was stolen by Kazan upon his departure.
  • Increases the Duration of Blood Fury by +6 seconds.
Child's Wooden Sword
Child's Wooden Sword Akito's practice sword.
The child had little use for it after his injury.
  • Increases the Aura Detection range of Blood Orbs by +3 metres.
Bloody Sash
Bloody Sash Blood from a boy who called Kazan "The Noble Impostor".
Kazan hid evidence of the fight from his father, often revelling at the sash in secret.
  • Increases' The Oni's Movement speed while absorbing Blood Orbs by +0.6 m/s.
Yamaoka Sashimono
Yamaoka Sashimono The banner of the Yamaoka family, Kazan felt an overwhelming pride from it.
  • Increases the Duration of Blood Fury by +8 seconds.
Wooden Oni Mask
Wooden Oni Mask A mask that a young Kazan bought to celebrate Setsubun, its repulsively fanged mouth began haunting his nightmares.
  • Increases the Frequency of Survivors dropping Blood Orbs by +14 %.
  • Survivors drop 1 additional Blood Orb when they vault, throw Pallets, exit Lockers, crouch, or fail a Skill Check.

"It is no coincidence that man is so familiar with demons." — Renjiro's Doctrine 3:8

Shattered Wakizashi
Shattered Wakizashi The fragments of an ancestral blade, destroyed by Kazan in a fit of rage.
  • Increases the Passive Power Charge rate by +0.2 c/s.
Scalped Topknot
Scalped Topknot The topknot of a samurai who questioned Kazan's honour.
The roots cling to a thin strip of bloody skin.
  • Reduces the Activation time of a Demon Dash by -0.5 seconds.
Kanai-Anzen Talisman
Kanai-Anzen Talisman A trinket given to Kazan at birth, its powers are meant to protect his family from harm.
  • Increases The Oni's Movement speed during a Demon Dash by +0.64 m/s.
Tear Soaked Tenugui
Tear Soaked Tenugui The cloth that Kazan's mother cried into when he left on his pilgrimage to cleanse the samurai.
  • Reduces the Duration penalty of Blood Fury when downing a Survivor by -4 seconds.
Splintered Hull
Splintered Hull Fragments of a ship that carried Renjiro Yamaoka.
Against all odds, the legendary samurai seemed to survive.
  • Increases the Frequency of Survivors dropping Blood Orbs by +33 %.
  • Survivors drop 1 additional Blood Orb when they vault, throw Pallets, exit Lockers, crouch, or fail a Skill Check.

"To plan subterfuge, begin with a counsel of none." — Renjiro's Doctrine 7:9

Lion Fang
Lion Fang A tooth sold from an exotic vendor, it symbolises power and nobility.
  • Increases the Duration of Blood Fury by +10 seconds.
Akito's Crutch
Akito's Crutch The crutch used by Kazan's son after falling from a tree.
Akito's playmate and her family were punished for the boy's injury.
  • Increases The Oni's Movement speed during a Demon Dash by +1.0 m/s.
Renjiro's Bloody Glove
Renjiro's Bloody Glove The glove Renjiro held to his sternum following the strike dealt by his son Kazan.
  • Blood Orbs are visible to Survivors.
  • A Survivor coming into contact with a Blood Orb absorbs it, but has their Aura IconHelp auras.png revealed to you for 2 seconds.
    • This effect stacks for each absorbed Blood Orb.

"When all else spills out, cling only to your honour." — Renjiro's Doctrine 14:12

Iridescent Family Crest
Iridescent Family Crest A crest that denotes its owner as being a part of the Yamaoka family.
  • Missing a Demon Strike will cause all Survivors within 24 metres of your location to scream and reveal their location to you.

"Know who you are so you may shield your heart." — Renjiro's Doctrine 11:2


Achievements

Main article: Achievements

There are 2 Achievements related to The Oni:

Icon Name Description
Adept Oni}}
Adept Oni Achieve a Merciless Victory with The Oni IconHelpLoading oni.png using only his Unique Perks: Zanshin Tactics IconPerks zanshinTactics.png, Blood Echo IconPerks bloodEcho.png & Nemesis IconPerks nemesis.png.
Bloodbath}}
Bloodbath With The Oni IconHelpLoading oni.png, down 75 Survivors with Blood Fury.


Cosmetic Options

Players can choose from a variety of Cosmetic options to customise The Oni:

Base Cosmetics

Default

Icon Name Body Rarity Description
SK Head01.png Oni-Yamaoka CategoryIcon head.png Common The cruel, disciplined warrior who strove to bring purity to the samurai by exterminating impostor samurai within its ranks.
SK Body01.png Domestic Armor CategoryIcon body.png Common The fabric that protected his flesh and inflamed his ego.
SK W01.png Yamaoka Blade CategoryIcon weapons.png Common A long blade that was passed down from one generation to the next.

Prestige

Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
SK Head01 P01.png Bloody Oni-Yamaoka CategoryIcon head.png Rare The cruel, disciplined warrior who strove to bring purity to the samurai by exterminating the imposter samurai within its ranks... and feeding them to dogs. 6th Prestige Reward
SK Body01 P01.png Dripping Domestic Armor CategoryIcon body.png Rare The bloodstained fabric that protected his flesh and inflamed his ego. 5th Prestige Reward
SK W01 P01.png Bloodshed Blade CategoryIcon weapons.png Rare A blood-encrusted blade that shed the blood of many unfortunate souls. 4th Prestige Reward

Alternatives

Special

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Icon Name Body Rarity Description Event
SwedenKiller Mask01 WinterEvent2019.png Frosty Eyes CategoryIcon masks.png Uncommon Heart chilling eyes of the cold blooded.

"Have a Wonderful Winter 2019-2020!" - The Dead by Daylight Team

Winter Event 2019

Event

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Icon Name Body Rarity Description Event Exclusive to Event Participation
SwedenKiller Head01 4A.png Crown of the Entity CategoryIcon masks.png Event A crown emanating a festive and ominous aura created by the Entity's biggest fan. Fourth Year Anniversary Yes
Crown 5A.png 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

IconHelp archivesGeneral.png Rift

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Icon Name Body Rarity Description Outfit Collection Tome Tier
SwedenKiller Mask02 02.png Wicker Grin Mask CategoryIcon masks.png Rare His dark and vindictive plan was discovered, and villagers began to call him, “Oni-Yamaoka,” the rageful samurai. Vengeful Lord Feudal Domain 4 53
SwedenKiller Body02 02.png Distraught Souls CategoryIcon body.png Rare He decided he would not tolerate this dishonor and set off to kill anyone who would dare call him an Oni. Vengeful Lord Feudal Domain 4 63
SwedenKiller W02 02.png Coastal Sword CategoryIcon weapons.png Rare The blade used to butcher those who call him Oni-Yamaoka. Vengeful Lord Feudal Domain 4 37
SwedenKiller Mask010.png Atrocious Disfigurement CategoryIcon masks.png Rare Jaw broken, nose sliced off, mask smashed into his face, yet still he fought to the end. Demon’s End Grim Resolutions 6 52
SwedenKiller Body010.png Death Throes CategoryIcon body.png Rare A bound and tortured monstrosity, he was dealt pain inconceivable to most humans. Demon’s End Grim Resolutions 6 41
SwedenKiller W010.png Last Stand CategoryIcon weapons.png Rare As his kanabo crumbled under the damage he wrought, he reached for his jintachi sword. It too would be ravaged by the sheer amount of bones it struck. Demon’s End Grim Resolutions 6 63
Completed Outfits
Icon Name Body Rarity Description Collection Tome Tiers
SwedenKiller outfit 02 02.png Vengeful Lord CategoryIcon outfits.png Rare He entered the battle dressed as a lord and humiliated imposter samurai before exiling into a forest where he would later cut them down. Feudal Domain 4 37,53,63
SwedenKiller outfit 010.png Demon’s End CategoryIcon outfits.png Rare It was a violent, horrible end for Kazan. Overwhelmed by dozens of peasants after killing dozens of others, he was slashed, stabbed, beaten and left to die. Grim Resolutions 6 41,52,63

IconHelp store.png In-Game Store

CategoryIcon outfits.png Outfits

Linked Cosmetics IconHelp cosmetic sets small.png: click on the icon in the table below to see the individual parts of a Cosmetic Set and their descriptions.
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Icon Name Rarity Description Contents Collection Price Release Date
SK outfit 01 CV01.png Runaway Warrior Common He set off to bring honor back to the samurai. He disappeared from home with his kanabo and his father's katana. Ancestral Mask (Sand)

Ceremonial Armor (Bronze)

Legacy Blade (Bronze)

Blood and Tradition
135
IconHelp auricCells.png
2700
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
3 December 2019
SK outfit 01 CV02.png Defiant Warrior Common He set off to bring honor back to the samurai. He disappeared from home with his kanabo and his father's katana. Ancestral Mask (Moss)

Ceremonial Armor (Aureate)

Legacy Blade (Aureate)

Blood and Tradition
135
IconHelp auricCells.png
2700
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
3 December 2019
SK outfit 01 CV03.png Purist Warrior Common He set off to bring honor back to the samurai. He disappeared from home with his kanabo and his father's katana. Ancestral Mask (Violet)

Ceremonial Armor (Obsidian)

Legacy Blade (Obsidian)

Blood and Tradition
135
IconHelp auricCells.png
2700
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
3 December 2019
SK outfit 01 CV04.png Rogue Warrior Common He set off to bring honor back to the samurai. He disappeared from home with his kanabo and his father's katana. Ancestral Mask (Teal)

Ceremonial Armor (Silver)

Legacy Blade (Silver)

Blood and Tradition
135
IconHelp auricCells.png
2700
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
3 December 2019


SK outfit 01 01.png Imprisoned Nobleman Uncommon He was captured by a small group of farmers posing as samurai to be presented to the region's lord, but he escaped and killed his captors. Murderous Mask

Bestial Armor

Furious Blade

Imposter Noble
351
IconHelp auricCells.png
7020
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
3 December 2019
SK outfit 01 02.png Captured Nobleman Uncommon He was captured by a small group of farmers posing as samurai to be presented to the region's lord, but he escaped and killed his captors. Ferocious Mask

Brutal Armor

Unleashed Blade

Imposter Noble
270
IconHelp auricCells.png
5400
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
3 December 2019
SK outfit 01 03.png Ensnared Nobleman Uncommon He was captured by a small group of farmers posing as samurai to be presented to the region's lord, but he escaped and killed his captors. Demon Mask

Savage Armor

Ruthless Blade

Imposter Noble
270
IconHelp auricCells.png
5400
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
3 December 2019


SK outfit 02 01.png Degraded Lord Rare He entered the battle dressed as a lord and humiliated imposter soldiers before exiling them into a forest where he would later cut them down. Dark Grin Mask

Weak Souls

Mossy Sword

Feudal Domain
810
IconHelp auricCells.png
3 December 2019
SK outfit 02.png Humiliated Lord Rare He entered the battle dressed as a lord and humiliated imposter soldiers before exiling them into a forest where he would later cut them down. Green Grin Mask

Defeated Souls

Jaded Sword

Feudal Domain
675
IconHelp auricCells.png
13500
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
3 December 2019
SwedenKiller outfit 010.png Demon's End Rare It was a violent, horrible end for Kazan. Overwhelmed by dozens of peasants after killing dozens of others, he was slashed, stabbed, beaten and left to die. Atrocious Disfigurement

Death Throes

Last Stand

Grim Resolutions
675
IconHelp auricCells.png
19 May 2022


SK outfit 006.png Demonic Force Very Rare He grew arrogant following his recent conquests and believed that his success was destined. Sanguinary Mask

Noble Armor

Bloodthirsty Sword

Perfect Form
1080
IconHelp auricCells.png
3 December 2019
SwedenKiller outfit 007.png Ice-Cold Legacy Very Rare The day of Namahage was the perfect opportunity for him. Dressing as an Oni, he was welcomed into homes to admonish naughty children... but it wasn't the children he was after. Snowy Journey

Wolfen Fur & Heavy Skulls

Legendary Blade

Wintertime
1080
IconHelp auricCells.png
21600
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
23 December 2019
SwedenKiller outfit 008.png Cursed Fate Very Rare As stories circulated, many peasants believed him to be a literal oni. They feared that an otherworldly creature - something beyond human - was coming for them in the night. Horned Demon

Feral Armor

Burst Blade

Yamaoka Curse
1080
IconHelp auricCells.png
15 May 2020


SwedenKiller outfit 009.png The Minotaur

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Ultra Rare As memories and myths of The Entity’s victims merged in the fog, a wretched minotaur materialized, unbound from any prison maze. One-piece Outfit Greek Legends
1485
IconHelp auricCells.png
28 July 2020
SwedenKiller outfit 012.png Armored Titan

IconHelp cosmetic sets small.png

Ultra Rare A violent and deadly creature from a lost realm. One-piece Outfit Attack on Titan
1485
IconHelp auricCells.png
19 July 2022

CategoryIcon head.png Heads

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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price Release Date
SK Mask01 CV01.png Ancestral Mask (Sand) Common A face that terrorized the imposter farmers who dared call themselves samurai. Defiant Warrior Blood and Tradition
50
IconHelp auricCells.png
900
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
3 December 2019
SK Mask01 CV02.png Ancestral Mask (Moss) Common A face that terrorized the imposter farmers who dared call themselves samurai. Runaway Warrior Blood and Tradition
50
IconHelp auricCells.png
900
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
3 December 2019
SK Mask01 CV03.png Ancestral Mask (Violet) Common A face that terrorized the imposter farmers who dared call themselves samurai. Purist Warrior Blood and Tradition
50
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900
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3 December 2019
SK Mask01 CV04.png Ancestral Mask (Teal) Common A face that terrorized the imposter farmers who dared call themselves samurai. Rogue Warrior Blood and Tradition
50
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900
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3 December 2019
SK Mask01 01.png Murderous Mask Uncommon Some locals nicknamed him 'The Imposter Noble,' for they believed his hatred for false samurai was rooted in his father's ambiguous past—in his own illegitimate bloodline. Imprisoned Nobleman Imposter Noble
130
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2340
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3 December 2019
SK Mask01 02.png Ferocious Mask Uncommon Some locals nicknamed him 'The Imposter Noble,' for they believed his hatred for false samurai was rooted in his father's ambiguous past—in his own illegitimate bloodline. Captured Nobleman Imposter Noble
100
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1800
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3 December 2019
SK Mask01 03.png Demon Mask Uncommon Some locals nicknamed him 'The Imposter Noble,' for they believed his hatred for false samurai was rooted in his father's ambiguous past—in his own illegitimate bloodline. Ensnared Nobleman Imposter Noble
100
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1800
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3 December 2019
SK Mask02 01.png Dark Grin Mask Rare His dark and vindictive plan was discovered, and villagers began to call him, "Oni-Yamaoka," the rageful samurai. Degraded Lord Feudal Domain
300
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3 December 2019
SK Mask02.png Green Grin Mask Rare His dark and vindictive plan was discovered, and villagers began to call him, "Oni-Yamaoka," the rageful samurai. Humiliated Lord Feudal Domain
250
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4500
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3 December 2019
SwedenKiller Mask010.png Atrocious Disfigurement Rare Jaw broken, nose sliced off, mask smashed into his face, yet still he fought to the end. Demon’s End Grim Resolutions
250
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SK Mask006.png Sanguinary Mask Very Rare Drunk one night, he challenged a legendary samurai to a duel. Demonic Force Perfect Form
400
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3 December 2019
SwedenKiller Mask007.png Snowy Journey Very Rare His long ashen hard caught every flake of snow, striking fear into the hearts of children, good and bad. Ice-Cold Legacy Wintertime
400
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7200
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23 December 2019
SwedenKiller Mask008.png Horned Demon Very Rare He spilled the blood of farmers across the prefecture. No one could escape his wrath. Cursed Fate Yamaoka Curse
400
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15 May 2020

CategoryIcon body.png Body

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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price Release Date
SK Body01 CV01.png Ceremonial Armor (Bronze) Common The armor that he wore to punish those who soiled the title of samurai. Runaway Warrior Blood and Tradition
50
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900
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3 December 2019
SK Body01 CV02.png Ceremonial Armor (Aureate) Common The armor that he wore to punish those who soiled the title of samurai. Defiant Warrior Blood and Tradition
50
IconHelp auricCells.png
900
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3 December 2019
SK Body01 CV03.png Ceremonial Armor (Violet) Common The armor that he wore to punish those who soiled the title of samurai. Purist Warrior Blood and Tradition
50
IconHelp auricCells.png
900
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3 December 2019
SK Body01 CV04.png Ceremonial Armor (Silver) Common The armor that he wore to punish those who soiled the title of samurai. Rogue Warrior Blood and Tradition
50
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900
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3 December 2019
SK Body01 01.png Bestial Armor Uncommon Hardened leather armor to protect him against the foes who outnumbered him five to one. Imprisoned Nobleman Imposter Noble
130
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2340
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3 December 2019
SK Body01 02.png Brutal Armor Uncommon Hardened leather armor to protect him against the foes who outnumbered him five to one. Captured Nobleman Imposter Noble
100
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1800
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3 December 2019
SK Body01 03.png Savage Armor Uncommon Hardened leather armor to protect him against the foes who outnumbered him five to one. Ensnared Nobleman Imposter Noble
100
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1800
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3 December 2019
SK Body02 01.png Weak Souls Rare He decided he would not tolerate this dishonor and set off to kill anyone who would dare call him an Oni. Degraded Lord Feudal Domain
300
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3 December 2019
SK Body02.png Defeated Souls Rare He decided he would not tolerate this dishonor and set off to kill anyone who would dare call him an Oni. Humiliated Lord Feudal Domain
250
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4500
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3 December 2019
SwedenKiller Body010.png Death Throes Rare A bound and tortured monstrosity, he was dealt pain inconceivable to most humans. Demon’s End Grim Resolutions
250
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SK Body006.png Noble Armor Very Rare Though he won, he nearly bled out after the fight due to a gash along his torso. Demonic Force Perfect Form
400
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3 December 2019
SwedenKiller Body007.png Wolfen Fur & Heavy Skulls Very Rare He had traveled far and wide to reach this isolated village, hunting prey and fighting off wolves to reach his destination. Ice-Cold Legacy Wintertime
400
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7200
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23 December 2019
SwedenKiller Body008.png Feral Armor Very Rare His body morphed, turning into the creature of dark tales that spread through the land like wildfire. Cursed Fate Yamaoka Curse
400
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15 May 2020

CategoryIcon weapons.png Weapons

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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price Release Date
SK W01 CV01.png Legacy Blade (Bronze) Common A blade rumored to come from the city of Hakodate, obtained by first of the Yamaoka before he sailed off to Kanawaza.

His ship never made it and some say neither did he.

Runaway Warrior Blood and Tradition
50
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900
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3 December 2019
SK W01 CV02.png Legacy Blade (Aureate) Common A blade rumored to come from the city of Hakodate, obtained by first of the Yamaoka before he sailed off to Kanawaza.

His ship never made it and some say neither did he.

Defiant Warrior Blood and Tradition
50
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900
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3 December 2019
SK W01 CV03.png Legacy Blade (Obsidian) Common A blade rumored to come from the city of Hakodate, obtained by first of the Yamaoka before he sailed off to Kanawaza.

His ship never made it and some say neither did he.

Purist Warrior Blood and Tradition
50
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900
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3 December 2019
SK W01 CV04.png Legacy Blade (Silver) Common A blade rumored to come from the city of Hakodate, obtained by first of the Yamaoka before he sailed off to Kanawaza.

His ship never made it and some say neither did he.

Rogue Warrior Blood and Tradition
50
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900
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3 December 2019
SK W01 01.png Furious Blade Uncommon The heavy, sharp blade he used to set himself free from his captors. Imprisoned Nobleman Imposter Noble
130
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2340
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3 December 2019
SK W01 02.png Unleashed Blade Uncommon The heavy, sharp blade he used to set himself free from his captors. Captured Nobleman Imposter Noble
100
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1800
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3 December 2019
SK W01 03.png Ruthless Blade Uncommon The heavy, sharp blade he used to set himself free from his captors. Ensnared Nobleman Imposter Noble
100
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1800
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3 December 2019
SK W02.png Mossy Sword Rare The blade used to butcher those who call him Oni-Yamaoka. Degraded Lord Feudal Domain
300
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3 December 2019
SK W02 01.png Jaded Sword Rare The blade used to butcher those who call him Oni-Yamaoka. Humiliated Lord Feudal Domain
250
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4500
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3 December 2019
SwedenKiller W010.png Last Stand Rare As his kanabo crumbled under the damage he wrought, he reached for his jintachi sword. It too would be ravaged by the sheer amount of bones it struck. Demon’s End Grim Resolutions
250
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SK W006.png Bloodthirsty Sword Very Rare The ancient blade he held as he bled out, whispering one final prayer. But his blood clotted and he survived as per divine intervention. Demonic Force Perfect Form
400
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3 December 2019
SwedenKiller W007.png Legendary Blade Very Rare When he was allowed into the home of a wealthy sword maker who had supplied false samurai with his wares, he launched into battle. The merchant never stood a chance. Ice-Cold Legacy Wintertime
400
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7200
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23 December 2019
SwedenKiller W008.png Burst Blade Very Rare Carved from a large, ancestral tree, his weapon was the sturdiest ever forged. Cursed Fate Yamaoka Curse
400
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15 May 2020

Alternate Character Models

The Oni has 2 alternate Character models available in the in-game Store:

DLC

Main article: Downloadable Content

The Oni is part of 2 DLCs:


Trivia

  • The Oni was the third Killer to have a unique Terror Radius and Chase Music.
  • The Oni was the fourth Killer to be able to destroy Breakables with his Weapon, but only when Bloody Fury is active.
  • The Oni has the most Weapon-cleansing animations of any Killer, using a total of 4 unique animations.
  • The Oni is one of the few Killers with a unique animation for destroying Breakable Walls, punching through them.
  • The Oni will flick the blood off his blade in a Japanese custom called chiburui (血振るい) after injuring a Survivor.

Mori

  • As of the release of the NetEase version of Dead by Daylight Mobile, The Oni is technically the sixth Killer to have 2 Memento Mori animations.
  • Additionally, The Oni is the third Killer to have two completely different Memento Mori animations.
    • The Oni's original animation has him stab through the Survivor's chest, tear their tongue out and proceed to swing his kanabo multiple times.
    • The Oni's NetEase animation has him step on the Survivor's back, raise his kanabo up and swing it down multiple times before using it to lift the Survivor up by the neck and stab them in the back with his sword, only to sheathe his kanabo behind his back again.

Lore

  • An Oni is a demonic creature popular in Japanese folklore. The name has several meanings across Asian cultures; however, the most common ones are "spirit/soul of the dead", "evil spectre" or "ancestral spirit".
  • According to some of his Add-ons, Kazan had a little son called "Akito", and his father was named "Renjiro".
  • This makes him possibly the first and only killer to date have had an actual biological child prior to being taken by The Entity.

Name

  • The Oni's last name, Yamaoka, roughly translates to “Mountain Hill”.
  • The Oni is Rin Yamaoka's (The Spirit's) great-great-great-great-great grandfather.
  • The Developers went through several iterations of The Oni's first name before settling on Kazan: Kenji, Kazuya, Kojiro, etc.

Voice Actor

  • The Oni is voiced by Jean-Baptiste Garnier, who at that time worked as the Senior Sound Designer on the Game.


Gallery

For more go to The Oni's Gallery

Official art


THE SURVIVORS IconHelpLoading survivor.png
BASE GAME /
CHAPTER 1
S01 charSelect portrait.png Dwight Fairfield SurvivorDwight.png S02 charSelect portrait.png Meg Thomas SurvivorMeg.png S03 charSelect portrait.png Claudette Morel SurvivorClaudette.png S04 charSelect portrait.png Jake Park SurvivorJake.png S05 charSelect portrait.png Nea Karlsson SurvivorNea.png
CHAPTERS
2 - 5
S06 charSelect portrait.png Laurie Strode SurvivorLaurie.png S07 charSelect portrait.png Ace Visconti SurvivorAce.png S08 charSelect portrait.png Bill Overbeck SurvivorBill.png S09 charSelect portrait.png Feng Min SurvivorFeng.png S10 charSelect portrait.png David King SurvivorDavid.png
CHAPTERS
6 - 10
S11 charSelect portrait.png Quentin Smith SurvivorQuentin.png S12 charSelect portrait.png David Tapp SurvivorTapp.png S13 charSelect portrait.png Kate Denson SurvivorKate.png S14 charSelect portrait.png Adam Francis SurvivorAdam.png S15 charSelect portrait.png Jeff Johansen SurvivorJeff.png
CHAPTERS
11 - 14
S16 charSelect portrait.png Jane Romero SurvivorJane.png S17 charSelect portrait.png Ash Williams SurvivorAsh.png S18 charSelect portrait.png Nancy Wheeler SurvivorNancy.png S19 charSelect portrait.png Steve Harrington SurvivorSteve.png S20 charSelect portrait.png Yui Kimura SurvivorYui.png
CHAPTERS
15 - 19
S21 charSelect portrait.png Zarina Kassir SurvivorZarina.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 S25 charSelect portrait.png Yun-Jin Lee SurvivorYun-Jin.png
CHAPTERS
20 - 23
S26 charSelect portrait.png Jill Valentine SurvivorJill.png S27 charSelect portrait.png Leon Scott Kennedy SurvivorLeon.png S28 charSelect portrait.png Mikaela Reid SurvivorMikaela.png S29 charSelect portrait.png Jonah Vasquez SurvivorJonah.png S30 charSelect portrait.png Yoichi Asakawa SurvivorYoichi.png
CHAPTERS
24 - 25
S31 charSelect portrait.png Haddie Kaur SurvivorHaddie.png S32 charSelect portrait.png Ada Wong Unknown QuestionMark.png S33 charSelect portrait.png Rebecca Chambers Unknown QuestionMark.png
THE KILLERS IconHelpLoading killer.png
BASE GAME /
CHAPTERS
1 - 2
K01 charSelect portrait.png Evan MacMillan - The Trapper IconHelpLoading trapper.png K02 charSelect portrait.png Philip Ojomo - The Wraith IconHelpLoading wraith.png K03 charSelect portrait.png Max Thompson Jr. - The Hillbilly IconHelpLoading hillbilly.png K04 charSelect portrait.png Sally Smithson - The Nurse IconHelpLoading nurse.png K05 charSelect portrait.png Michael Myers - The Shape IconHelpLoading shape.png
CHAPTERS
3 - 6
K06 charSelect portrait.png Lisa Sherwood - The Hag IconHelpLoading hag.png K07 charSelect portrait.png Herman Carter - The Doctor IconHelpLoading doctor.png K08 charSelect portrait.png Anna - The Huntress IconHelpLoading huntress.png K09 charSelect portrait.png Bubba Sawyer - The Cannibal IconHelpLoading cannibal.png K10 charSelect portrait.png Freddy Krueger - The Nightmare IconHelpLoading nightmare.png
CHAPTERS
7 - 11
K11 charSelect portrait.png Amanda Young - The Pig IconHelpLoading pig.png K12 charSelect portrait.png Jeffrey Hawk - The Clown IconHelpLoading clown.png K13 charSelect portrait.png Rin Yamaoka - The Spirit IconHelpLoading spirit.png K14 charSelect portrait.png Frank, Julie, Susie, Joey - The Legion IconHelpLoading legion.png K15 charSelect portrait.png Adiris - The Plague IconHelpLoading plague.png
CHAPTERS
12 - 15
K16 charSelect portrait.png Danny Johnson - The Ghost Face IconHelpLoading ghost.png K17 charSelect portrait.png The Demogorgon IconHelpLoading demogorgon.png K18 charSelect portrait.png Kazan Yamaoka - The Oni IconHelpLoading oni.png K19 charSelect portrait.png Caleb Quinn - The Deathslinger IconHelpLoading deathslinger.png K20 charSelect portrait.png Pyramid Head - The Executioner IconHelpLoading wales.png
CHAPTERS
16 - 21
K21 charSelect portrait.png Talbot Grimes - The Blight IconHelpLoading blight.png K22 charSelect portrait.png Charlotte & Victor Deshayes - The Twins IconHelpLoading twins.png K23 charSelect portrait.png Ji-Woon Hak - The Trickster IconHelpLoading trickster.png K24 charSelect portrait.png Nemesis T-Type - The Nemesis Nemesis T-Type}} K25 charSelect portrait.png Elliot Spencer - The Cenobite IconHelpLoading cenobite.png
CHAPTERS
22 - 25
K26 charSelect portrait.png Carmina Mora - The Artist IconHelpLoading artist.png K27 charSelect portrait.png Sadako Yamamura - The Onryō IconHelpLoading onryo.png K28 charSelect portrait.png The Dredge IconHelpLoading dredge.png K29 charSelect portrait.png Albert Wesker - The Mastermind IconHelpLoading mastermind.png
LEGENDARY CHARACTERS
K25 Chatterer charSelect portrait.png The Chatterer S27 Chris charSelect portrait.png Chris Redfield S26 Claire charSelect portrait.png Claire Redfield S22 Cybil charSelect portrait.png Cybil Bennett S22 James charSelect portrait.png James Sunderland S19 Jonathan charSelect portrait.png Jonathan Byers
S22 Lisa charSelect portrait.png Lisa Garland K07 Look-See charSelect portrait.png The Look-See K08 Mordeo charSelect portrait.png The Mordeo
MYTHOLOGICAL CHARACTERS
K18 Armoured Titan charSelect portrait.png The Armoured Titan K08 Baba Yaga charSelect portrait.png The Baba Yaga K21 Ferryman charSelect portrait.png The Ferryman K01 Krampus charSelect portrait.png The Krampus K18 Minotaur charSelect portrait.png The Minotaur K13 War Hammer Titan charSelect portrait.png The War Hammer Titan
COSTUME CHARACTERS
S22 Alessa charSelect portrait.png Alessa Gillespie Annie Leonhart Armin Arlert K06 Birch charSelect portrait.png The Birch Eren Yeager K23 GodOfDesire charSelect portrait.png The God of Desire
Hange Zoë Historia Reiss Kenny Ackerman Levi Ackerman Mikasa Ackerman K27 RottenRemains charSelect portrait.png The Rotten Remains
LORE CHARACTERS
Alex Benedict Baker The Entity IconHelp entity.png The Observer IconHelp archivesGeneral.png Vigo and many more...
UNUSED CHARACTERS
The Smasher The Teacher
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