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Nancy Wheeler
S18 NancyWheeler Portrait
Gender Woman
Role Aspiring Journalist
Origin American
DLC CHAPTER 13: Stranger Things
Voice Actor Diane Guillemont (BHVR)
Cost 500 Auric CellsIconCurrency auricCellsIconCurrency auricCellsIconCurrency auricCells

Nancy Wheeler is one of 43 SurvivorsIconHelpLoading survivorIconHelpLoading survivorIconHelpLoading survivor currently featured in Dead by DaylightIconHelp DBDlogoIconHelp DBDlogoIconHelp DBDlogo.

She was introduced as one of two Survivors of CHAPTER 13: Stranger Things, a Chapter DLC released on 17 September 2019.

She originates from the 2016 Sci-Fi-Horror Web Television series Stranger Things.

The Chapter was temporarily retracted from Dead by Daylight between 17 November 2021 and 6 November 2023, but she remained a playable Character for anyone who already owned her.


Overview[]

New Store Nancy

Nancy Wheeler is an aspiring journalist, able to make acute observations and gain insights that others may miss.

Her personal Perks, Better TogetherIconPerks betterTogetherIconPerks betterTogetherIconPerks betterTogether, FixatedIconPerks fixatedIconPerks fixatedIconPerks fixated, and Inner StrengthIconPerks innerStrengthIconPerks innerStrengthIconPerks innerStrength, give her the information and courage she needs to tackle unexpected challenges.


Lore[]

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Studious and rebellious, Nancy Wheeler is a stubborn investigator with an instinct for a good story. When her closest friend, Barb went missing, she did everything she could to unravel the truth and secure justice. A brilliant journalist, she chases stories and follows leads despite the inequality and chauvinism she encounters at the workplace. Pursuing a lead one evening, she fearlessly approaches the Hawkins National Laboratory before suddenly losing consciousness. A moment later she awakens in a strange misty realm with the sound of a familiar roar echoing through the air.


Load-out[]

Unique Perks[]

Nancy comes with 3 PerksIconHelp perksIconHelp perksIconHelp perks that are unique to her:

IconPerks betterTogether
Better Together You seek justice and uncover the truth no matter what obstacle stands in your way.
  • While repairing a GeneratorIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generators, its AuraIconHelp aurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp auras is revealed in yellow to all other Survivors located within 32 metres.
  • If the KillerIconHelpLoading killerIconHelpLoading killerIconHelpLoading killer downs a Survivor while you are repairing a Generator, you see the Auras of all other Survivors for 8/9/10 seconds.

"Let's burn that lab to the ground." — Nancy Wheeler

IconPerks fixated
Fixated When you have a goal in mind, there is no turning back; better to ask forgiveness than permission.
  • Increases your Walking speed by 10/15/20 %.
  • Unlocks the ability to see your own Scratch MarksIconHelp scratchMarksIconHelp scratchMarksIconHelp scratchMarks.

"I wanna finish what we started. I want to kill it." — Nancy Wheeler

IconPerks innerStrength
Inner Strength You look inwards and trust your instincts when you feel lost and alone.

Each time you cleanse a TotemIconHelpLoading totemIconHelpLoading totemIconHelpLoading totem, Inner Strength activates:

  • You are automatically healed 1 Health State while hiding inside a LockerIconHelp lockersIconHelp lockersIconHelp lockers for 10/9/8 seconds when injured or suffering from the Deep WoundIconStatusEffects deepWoundIconStatusEffects deepWoundIconStatusEffects deepWound Status Effect.
Inner Strength does not activate if you currently suffer from the BrokenIconStatusEffects brokenIconStatusEffects brokenIconStatusEffects broken Status Effect.

"All this time I've been trying so hard to pretend like everything's fine, but it's not." — Nancy Wheeler

Prestige[]

Prestiging Nancy will automatically add Tier I of her Unique Perks to the inventories of all other Survivors and unlock the ability for their higher-tiered versions to spawn in their BloodwebIconHelp bloodwebIconHelp bloodwebIconHelp bloodweb.

Prestige Nancy twice more to automatically add Tier II and Tier III respectively into the other Survivors' inventories.

Achievements[]

Main article: Achievements


When CHAPTER 13: Stranger Things was retracted from Dead by Daylight, all Achievements related to it were replaced by generic ones.

Before that, there was 1 unlockable Achievement related to Nancy:

Icon Name Description
Ach adeptNancy Adept Nancy THIS HAS BEEN RETIRED. Playing as Nancy Wheeler, escape a Trial using only her 3 Unique Perks: Better Together, Fixated, and Inner Strength


Cosmetic Options[]

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

Base Cosmetics[]

Default[]

Icon Name Body Rarity Description
QF Head01 Flowy Ash-Brown Locks CategoryIcon head Common A small town style worn during the school year.
QF Torso01 Wafer Sweatshirt CategoryIcon torso Common A warm, long-sleeved top worn during the winter of 1983.
QF Legs01 Student Casual Jeans CategoryIcon legs Common A smart look to fly under the radar of high school scrutiny.

Prestige[]

Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
QF Head01 P01 Flowy Blood-Brown Locks CategoryIcon head Rare She can still take the shot if she wipes the blood from her eyes. Prestige Level 6 Reward
QF Torso01 P01 Bloody Sweatshirt CategoryIcon torso Rare Now maybe they'll take Barb's disappearance seriously. Prestige Level 4 Reward
QF Legs01 P01 Bloody Student Jeans CategoryIcon legs Rare If it's not your blood, whose blood is it? Prestige Level 5 Reward
Perk Charms[]
Prestige Level 7 Reward Prestige Level 8 Reward Prestige Level 9 Reward
S18 PCharm001 S18 PCharm002 S18 PCharm003
A keepsake gained upon mastery of a particular skill.

Alternatives[]

DLC[]

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Icon Name Body Rarity Description DLC
QF Torso01 01 Torn Sweatshirt CategoryIcon torso Common Crawling into the Upside Down has its ups and downs... like ripping your favourite sweater. Thankfully, you'll live. CHAPTER 13: Stranger Things

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QF outfit 009
CategoryIcon head
CategoryIcon torso
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Days of Rose
09 February 2021 (Tuesday)
Description
An outfit worn during calmer times in Hawkins, Indiana, before everything turned upside-down.
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QF Head009
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Name
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CategoryIcon head
Elegant Simplicity
A natural style that looks great as is.
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QF Torso009
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Collection
CategoryIcon torso
Rose Cardigan
A light pink top with a subtle star-like pattern adorning it.
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QF Legs009
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CategoryIcon legs
Indiana Skirt
A striped skirt paired with knee high socks.
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QF outfit 006
CategoryIcon head
CategoryIcon torso
CategoryIcon legs
Justice Seeker
06 November 2019 (Wednesday)
Description
Skipping school and searching for answers regarding her best friend's disappearance! Not the teacher's pet anymore.
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QF Head006
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CategoryIcon head
Guilty Conscience
Long, restless nights with a guilty conscience. No time to style the hair.
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QF Torso006
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CategoryIcon torso
Sheepskin Overcoat
Warm layers to track down her friend deep into the woods.
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QF Legs006
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CategoryIcon legs
Muddy Denims & Suede Boots
Denim and boots for rugged, outdoor living.
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QF outfit 008
CategoryIcon head
CategoryIcon torso
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Snow Ball Dress
12 February 2020 (Wednesday)
Description
She dressed up to chaperon the yearly school dance at Hawkins Middle School and hoped nothing would ruin the evening.
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QF Head008
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Bun of Curls
She embraced her curls and tucked her hair into a bun that displayed a more mature look, like she had aged in a matter of days.
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QF Torso008
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CategoryIcon torso
Red Plaid Top
She spotted him, her little brother’s friend. He looked as sad as she felt, despite being dressed to the nines. She asked him to dance.
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QF Legs008
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Red Plaid Skirt
She guided Dustin as they danced, her plaid skirt swaying softly to the music. Catching a death stare from the mean girl who had rejected Dustin, Nancy smiled. She told Dustin that in a few years, he’d drive all the girls nuts. He grinned.
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QF outfit 02
CategoryIcon head
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Business '85
17 September 2019 (Tuesday)
Description
Monday morning at the office and feeling ready to tackle anything.
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QF Head02
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CategoryIcon head
Strawberry Wave
Loosely permed hair, dyed strawberry blond. Feeling like a trend-setter!
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QF Torso02
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Name
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CategoryIcon torso
Diagonal Cut
A no-nonsense cut for a strong, professional journalist who gets the story despite the odds.
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QF Legs02
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Tailored Professional
Tailored pants for when you’re in the office pitching your story.
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QF outfit 010
CategoryIcon head
CategoryIcon torso
CategoryIcon legs
Impulsive Activist
03 June 2021 (Thursday)
Description
As Nancy & Jonathan attempt to expose the Hawkins Lab's secret operations, they must admit first what deteriorated their relationship and how to fix it.
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QF Head010
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Name
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CategoryIcon head
Practical, Short Curls
A shorter, more mature hairstyle that displays the grit she took on to defend those she loves.
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QF Torso010
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CategoryIcon torso
Woolen Jacket & Sweater
Traveling with only the bare essentials, Nancy piles on thick woolen layers to keep warm no matter the weather or destination.
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QF Legs010
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Wide Denims
A sturdy pair of wide jeans that allow for full range of motion.
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QF Torso007
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Sad Cupcake
The parents of her "missing" friend were still in the dark. Visiting them added a fresh dollop of guilt on Nancy's full plate.
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DLC[]

Main article: Downloadable Content


Nancy is part of 1 DLC:


Trivia[]

  • Nancy was the eleventh licensed Character to be introduced to Dead by Daylight.

Likeness[]

  • Nancy's model is inspired by the likeness of Natalia Dyer.
    However, the Developers did not receive any scans or assets from Netflix to allow them to model the in-game character after her, meaning they had to design their own lookalike-character by incorporating key attributes of the original actress, based purely on visual references.[1]
    • For Nancy specifically, this meant her eyes, her gaze, and the morphology of her face.[2]

Cosmetics[]

  • Days of Rose was worn by Nancy while attending high school, before everything turned upside-down (Season 1, Episode 1).
  • Default Outfit was worn by Nancy the day after Barb's disappearance (Season 1, Episode 3).
  • Justice Seeker was worn by Nancy while she and Jonathan were looking for whatever or whoever could have been responsible for Barb's disappearance (Season 1, Episode 5).
  • Impulsive Activist was worn by Nancy while she and Jonathan were investigating leads to take the Hawkins National Laboratory down and seek justice for Barb's death (Season 2, Episode 4).
  • Snow Ball Dress was worn by Nancy at the Hawkins Middle Snow Ball '84 (Season 2, Episode 9).
  • Business '85 was first worn by Nancy while researching the Mind Flayed with Jonathan, Eleven and the rest of the kids group (Season 3, Episode 6, 7, & 8).


References[]

  1. https://youtu.be/FSMrd2-MRtY?si=1A38zOQkqORxafma&t=314 Dead by Daylight | Stranger Things | Behind the Scenes. YouTube video. Retrieved 3 December 2023.
  2. https://youtu.be/FSMrd2-MRtY?si=Z-h0a7lZ3fnWcKqX&t=333 Dead by Daylight | Stranger Things | Behind the Scenes. YouTube video. Retrieved 3 December 2023.


Gallery[]

See Nancy's Gallery

In-game assets[]

Old assets[]


THE KILLERS IconHelpLoading killer
BASE GAME /
CHAPTERS 1 — 3
K01 TheTrapper Portrait
TrapperIconHelpLoading trapperIconHelpLoading trapperIconHelpLoading trapper
K02 TheWraith Portrait
WraithIconHelpLoading wraithIconHelpLoading wraithIconHelpLoading wraith
K03 TheHillbilly Portrait
HillbillyIconHelpLoading hillbillyIconHelpLoading hillbillyIconHelpLoading hillbilly
K04 TheNurse Portrait
NurseIconHelpLoading nurseIconHelpLoading nurseIconHelpLoading nurse
K05 TheShape Portrait
ShapeIconHelpLoading shapeIconHelpLoading shapeIconHelpLoading shape
K06 TheHag Portrait
HagIconHelpLoading hagIconHelpLoading hagIconHelpLoading hag
CHAPTERS 4 — 8
K07 TheDoctor Portrait
DoctorIconHelpLoading doctorIconHelpLoading doctorIconHelpLoading doctor
K08 TheHuntress Portrait
HuntressIconHelpLoading huntressIconHelpLoading huntressIconHelpLoading huntress
K09 TheCannibal Portrait
CannibalIconHelpLoading cannibalIconHelpLoading cannibalIconHelpLoading cannibal
K10 TheNightmare Portrait
NightmareIconHelpLoading nightmareIconHelpLoading nightmareIconHelpLoading nightmare
K11 ThePig Portrait
PigIconHelpLoading pigIconHelpLoading pigIconHelpLoading pig
K12 TheClown Portrait
ClownIconHelpLoading clownIconHelpLoading clownIconHelpLoading clown
CHAPTERS 9 — 14
K13 TheSpirit Portrait
SpiritIconHelpLoading spiritIconHelpLoading spiritIconHelpLoading spirit
K14 TheLegion Portrait
LegionIconHelpLoading legionIconHelpLoading legionIconHelpLoading legion
K15 ThePlague Portrait
PlagueIconHelpLoading plagueIconHelpLoading plagueIconHelpLoading plague
K16 TheGhostFace Portrait
Ghost FaceIconHelpLoading ghostIconHelpLoading ghostIconHelpLoading ghost
K17 TheDemogorgon Portrait
DemogorgonIconHelpLoading demogorgonIconHelpLoading demogorgonIconHelpLoading demogorgon
K18 TheOni Portrait
OniIconHelpLoading oniIconHelpLoading oniIconHelpLoading oni
CHAPTERS 15 — 20
K19 TheDeathslinger Portrait
DeathslingerIconHelpLoading deathslingerIconHelpLoading deathslingerIconHelpLoading deathslinger
K20 TheExecutioner Portrait
ExecutionerIconHelpLoading walesIconHelpLoading walesIconHelpLoading wales
K21 TheBlight Portrait
BlightIconHelpLoading blightIconHelpLoading blightIconHelpLoading blight
K22 TheTwins Portrait
TwinsIconHelpLoading twinsIconHelpLoading twinsIconHelpLoading twins
K23 TheTrickster Portrait
TricksterIconHelpLoading tricksterIconHelpLoading tricksterIconHelpLoading trickster
K24 TheNemesis Portrait
NemesisIconHelpLoading nemesisIconHelpLoading nemesisIconHelpLoading nemesis
CHAPTERS 21 — 26
K25 TheCenobite Portrait
CenobiteIconHelpLoading cenobiteIconHelpLoading cenobiteIconHelpLoading cenobite
K26 TheArtist Portrait
ArtistIconHelpLoading artistIconHelpLoading artistIconHelpLoading artist
K27 TheOnryo Portrait
OnryōIconHelpLoading onryoIconHelpLoading onryoIconHelpLoading onryo
K28 TheDredge Portrait
DredgeIconHelpLoading dredgeIconHelpLoading dredgeIconHelpLoading dredge
K29 TheMastermind Portrait
MastermindIconHelpLoading mastermindIconHelpLoading mastermindIconHelpLoading mastermind
K30 TheKnight Portrait
KnightIconHelpLoading knightIconHelpLoading knightIconHelpLoading knight
CHAPTERS 27 — 32
K31 TheSkullMerchant Portrait
Skull MerchantIconHelpLoading skullMerchantIconHelpLoading skullMerchantIconHelpLoading skullMerchant
K32 TheSingularity Portrait
SingularityIconHelpLoading singularityIconHelpLoading singularityIconHelpLoading singularity
K33 TheXenomorph Portrait
XenomorphIconHelpLoading xenomorphIconHelpLoading xenomorphIconHelpLoading xenomorph
K34 TheGoodGuy Portrait
Good GuyIconHelpLoading goodGuyIconHelpLoading goodGuyIconHelpLoading goodGuy
K35 TheUnknown Portrait
UnknownIconHelpLoading unknownIconHelpLoading unknownIconHelpLoading unknown
K36 TheLich Portrait
LichIconHelpLoading lichIconHelpLoading lichIconHelpLoading lich
THE SURVIVORS IconHelpLoading survivor
BASE GAME /
CHAPTERS 1 — 2
S01 DwightFairfield Portrait
Dwight FairfieldSurvivorDwightSurvivorDwightSurvivorDwight
S02 MegThomas Portrait
Meg ThomasSurvivorMegSurvivorMegSurvivorMeg
S03 ClaudetteMorel Portrait
Claudette MorelSurvivorClaudetteSurvivorClaudetteSurvivorClaudette
S04 JakePark Portrait
Jake ParkSurvivorJakeSurvivorJakeSurvivorJake
S05 NeaKarlsson Portrait
Nea KarlssonSurvivorNeaSurvivorNeaSurvivorNea
S06 LaurieStrode Portrait
Laurie StrodeSurvivorLaurieSurvivorLaurieSurvivorLaurie
CHAPTERS 3 — 7
S07 AceVisconti Portrait
Ace ViscontiSurvivorAceSurvivorAceSurvivorAce
S08 BillOverbeck Portrait
Bill OverbeckSurvivorBillSurvivorBillSurvivorBill
S09 FengMin Portrait
Feng MinSurvivorFengSurvivorFengSurvivorFeng
S10 DavidKing Portrait
David KingSurvivorDavidSurvivorDavidSurvivorDavid
S11 QuentinSmith Portrait
Quentin SmithSurvivorQuentinSurvivorQuentinSurvivorQuentin
S12 DavidTapp Portrait
David TappSurvivorTappSurvivorTappSurvivorTapp
CHAPTERS 8 — 13
S13 KateDenson Portrait
Kate DensonSurvivorKateSurvivorKateSurvivorKate
S14 AdamFrancis Portrait
Adam FrancisSurvivorAdamSurvivorAdamSurvivorAdam
S15 JeffJohansen Portrait
Jeff JohansenSurvivorJeffSurvivorJeffSurvivorJeff
S16 JaneRomero Portrait
Jane RomeroSurvivorJaneSurvivorJaneSurvivorJane
S17 AshWilliams Portrait
Ash WilliamsSurvivorAshSurvivorAshSurvivorAsh
S18 NancyWheeler Portrait
Nancy WheelerSurvivorNancySurvivorNancySurvivorNancy
CHAPTERS 13 — 18
S19 SteveHarrington Portrait
Steve HarringtonSurvivorSteveSurvivorSteveSurvivorSteve
S20 YuiKimura Portrait
Yui KimuraSurvivorYuiSurvivorYuiSurvivorYui
S21 ZarinaKassir Portrait
Zarina KassirSurvivorZarinaSurvivorZarinaSurvivorZarina
S22 CherylMason Portrait
Cheryl MasonSurvivorCherylSurvivorCherylSurvivorCheryl
S23 FelixRichter Portrait
Felix RichterSurvivorFelixSurvivorFelixSurvivorFelix
S24 ElodieRakoto Portrait
Élodie RakotoSurvivorElodieSurvivorElodieSurvivorElodie
CHAPTERS 19 — 23
S25 Yun-JinLee Portrait
Yun-Jin LeeSurvivorYun-JinSurvivorYun-JinSurvivorYun-Jin
S26 JillValentine Portrait
Jill ValentineSurvivorJillSurvivorJillSurvivorJill
S27 LeonScottKennedy Portrait
Leon Scott KennedySurvivorLeonSurvivorLeonSurvivorLeon
S28 MikaelaReid Portrait
Mikaela ReidSurvivorMikaelaSurvivorMikaelaSurvivorMikaela
S29 JonahVasquez Portrait
Jonah VasquezSurvivorJonahSurvivorJonahSurvivorJonah
S30 YoichiAsakawa Portrait
Yoichi AsakawaSurvivorYoichiSurvivorYoichiSurvivorYoichi
CHAPTERS 24 — 27
S31 HaddieKaur Portrait
Haddie KaurSurvivorHaddieSurvivorHaddieSurvivorHaddie
S32 AdaWong Portrait
Ada WongSurvivorAdaSurvivorAdaSurvivorAda
S33 RebeccaChambers Portrait
Rebecca ChambersSurvivorRebeccaSurvivorRebeccaSurvivorRebecca
S34 VittorioToscano Portrait
Vittorio ToscanoSurvivorVittorioSurvivorVittorioSurvivorVittorio
S35 ThalitaLyra Portrait
Thalita LyraSurvivorThalitaSurvivorThalitaSurvivorThalita
S36 RenatoLyra Portrait
Renato LyraSurvivorRenatoSurvivorRenatoSurvivorRenato
CHAPTERS 28 — 32
S37 GabrielSoma Portrait
Gabriel SomaSurvivorGabrielSurvivorGabrielSurvivorGabriel
S38 NicolasCage Portrait
Nicolas CageSurvivorNicolasSurvivorNicolasSurvivorNicolas
S39 EllenRipley Portrait
Ellen RipleySurvivorEllenSurvivorEllenSurvivorEllen
S40 AlanWake Portrait
Alan WakeSurvivorAlanSurvivorAlanSurvivorAlan
S41 SableWard Portrait
Sable WardSurvivorSableSurvivorSableSurvivorSable
S42 TheTroupe Portrait
TroupeSurvivorTroupeSurvivorTroupeSurvivorTroupe
CHAPTER 32.5
S43 LaraCroft Portrait
Lara CroftSurvivorLaraSurvivorLaraSurvivorLara
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