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The Unknown
K35 TheUnknown Portrait
Gender None (inhuman Entity that adapts its appearance as needed)
Origin Unknown (Malevolent Entity)
Realm Withered Isle
Power UVX
Power Attack Type Special Attack
Weapon Gently-Used Axe
Movement SpeedIconHelp movementSpeedIconHelp movementSpeedIconHelp movementSpeed 115 % | 4.6 m/s
Terror RadiusIconHelp terrorRadiusIconHelp terrorRadiusIconHelp terrorRadius 32 metres
Height IconHelp heightIconHelp heightIconHelp height Average
DLC CHAPTER 31: All Things Wicked
Voice Actor Zoey Alexandria (Professional Transvoice Teacher)
Cost 9,000 Iridescent ShardsIconCurrency iridescentShardsIconCurrency iridescentShardsIconCurrency iridescentShards

500 Auric CellsIconCurrency auricCellsIconCurrency auricCellsIconCurrency auricCells

Menu Music
Terror Radius Music

The Unknown is one of 36 KillersIconHelpLoading killerIconHelpLoading killerIconHelpLoading killer currently featured in Dead by DaylightIconHelp DBDlogoIconHelp DBDlogoIconHelp DBDlogo.

It was introduced as the Killer of CHAPTER 31: All Things Wicked, a Chapter DLC released on 12 March 2024.


Overview[]

Store Unknown

The Unknown is a being beyond understanding, though many have tried.

Its personal Perks, UnboundIconPerks unboundIconPerks unboundIconPerks unbound, UnforeseenIconPerks unforeseenIconPerks unforeseenIconPerks unforeseen, and UndoneIconPerks undoneIconPerks undoneIconPerks undone, allow it to move quicker, put its Terror Radius on a Generator, and deplete Repair progress.

Difficulty Rating: Moderate
(These Killers require the Player to be comfortable with the basics of the role, though they share common mechanics with easier ones)


Lore[]

LoreKeyArt theUnknown

Olivia’s master’s thesis was on urban legends and their origins. She believed they shared similarities with traditional folklore and picked one to illustrate her point. The Unknown was believed to be a mysterious evil so heinous that investigating it almost immediately invited death. At least that was how the story went. And there were many stories. One story was of a woman in Greenville who disappeared without a trace on stage in front of a room full of witnesses. Her friend disappeared weeks later while trying to investigate what happened. The police were stumped. They had no clues or leads, and that mystery created the perfect storm for amplifying and spreading an urban legend.

Instead of going back home for spring break, Olivia headed to Greenville to investigate. She drove to the second-cheapest motel in town and began to set up in a small room that smelled of cigarette smoke, mould, and booze. She turned one wall into a kind of evidence board. She taped up articles and various theories on similar disappearances attributed to The Unknown throughout the country. She made connections with red string and yellow thumbtacks. Anyone walking into the motel room would think she had lost her mind.

There were many theories as to The Unknown’s origin. Some said it was a malevolent entity conjured long ago by an ancient cult. Others believed it to be an alien that escaped from Area 51. Legend was it thrived in darkness and stole the voices of those it consumed so as to lure others to their doom.

The first newspaper articles Olivia found referenced a disappearance at a séance held in the 1800s. In the late 1950s, several college students mysteriously disappeared from a movie theatre. Witnesses saw them go inside. Some remembered seeing them in their seats. But when the lights came up, they were gone. No one saw them leave. No trace of them was ever found. A projectionist claimed to have heard voices in the empty darkness of the theatre later that night. But when he turned on the lights, no one was there. Then in the 1960s a group of teens disappeared while exploring an abandoned hospital believed to be haunted.

Stories and speculation arose to explain these mystifying disappearances. Some talked about a top-secret government research program run by the Office of Strategic Services in the 1950s. Project Apple-Pie. Mind control experiments using hallucinogenic drugs. Most of the records were destroyed in the '70s, but witnesses claim that experiments were performed on unsuspecting civilians in various settings and locations throughout the country, including movie theatres, hospitals and universities. Many believed these unethical experiments opened doorways to other dimensions which allowed evil things to enter the world.

Olivia wrote observations to pin to her evidence board. The Unknown dwells in darkness and can mimic its victims. Was it an evil entity? An extra-terrestrial? A failed government experiment? Or just a garden variety serial killer allergic to publicity? She wanted to prove The Unknown was nothing more than modern-day folklore. And that investigation led here to this night, to this place, to this shabby motel room.

Yet she couldn’t help but notice that the disappearances in Greenville included one detail the other stories didn’t. The fog. And she half-remembered another urban legend with a thick, unnatural fog that somehow made people disappear. Maybe, she mused, the Greenville disappearances didn’t relate to The Unknown but some other darkness.

For a moment Olivia wondered what would happen if one urban legend encountered another. She laughed at the idea and tempted fate by sketching a picture of what she thought The Unknown might look like. Then she pinned the sketch right in the middle of her evidence board, laughed nervously and waited to be consumed by The Unknown for having tried to define it. Anxiously, she stared at the windows and front door for seconds that turned to minutes and minutes that turned to hours.

But nothing happened.

Now it was after 2AM and Olivia was exhausted as she examined the articles and sipped cold coffee. So, when she first heard the whisper, she wondered if she imagined it.

“Olivia…”

It seemed to come from the bathroom.

“Help…”

The lights in the room flickered.

“Who’s there?”

Olivia stared with wide eyes at the closed door of the bathroom. Her mind was playing tricks on her. Or —

Her friends had shown up to prank her.

“Ariella? Sean? Stop messing around...”

The lights continued to flicker as she edged closer to the bathroom. Fear spread in long waves through her, and a terrible realisation bloomed within her that The Unknown was behind the bathroom door, was preparing to make her pay for her hubris. Something began to whisper her name again. But then the voice rose, cracked, and distorted in sudden panic as if the brooding creature behind the door were under attack.

An unknown horror filled Olivia’s heart and left room for nothing else. She breathed deeply as cold sweat beaded on her forehead. She placed her hand on the doorknob. The lights turned off, but she could still hear the strangely inhuman cries. Then the lights turned back on, and she could see a strange black fog seeping through the bottom of the door.

Hesitantly, Olivia creaked the door open to see a bulky shape with frenzied tentacles being pulled into a thick mass of fog, vanishing slowly into the darkness like a dying shadow. The shrieking stopped suddenly, neighbours banged on the wall to turn down the TV, and Olivia stared intently at the black abyss that yawned before her. She wasn’t sure what to do. Part of her wanted to run. But the other part wanted to know more. And as she considered what to do next, dozens of voices began to call out to her with promises of the unknown and the impossible and of unearthly things beyond human experience.


Load-out[]

Unique Perks[]

The Unknown comes with 3 PerksIconHelp perksIconHelp perksIconHelp perks that are unique to it:

IconPerks unbound
Unbound Pain lingers in the air, an alluring aroma that excites the impulses.

When a Survivor becomes injured by any means, Unbound activates for 24/27/30 seconds:

  • Grants a +5 % HasteIconStatusEffects hasteIconStatusEffects hasteIconStatusEffects haste Status Effect for 10 seconds after vaulting a WindowIconHelp windowIconHelp windowIconHelp window.
    • This effect cannot stack with itself.
"I heard it. Running. It was getting closer!" — Anonymous Testimony, 09/09/1979
IconPerks undone
Undone Hope is the delusion that keeps its victims alive.

Whenever a Survivor fails a Skill CheckIconHelp skillChecksIconHelp skillChecksIconHelp skillChecks while repairing or healing, Undone gains +3 Tokens, up to a maximum of 18/24/30 Tokens.
Performing the Damage Generator Action on a GeneratorIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generators consumes all accumulated Tokens and applies the following effects:

  • Instantly regresses the damaged Generator by -1 % per Token of its total Progression.
  • Blocks the damaged Generator for 1 second per Token.
  • Causes the damaged Generator to start regressing once it becomes unblocked.
Undone has a cool-down of 60 seconds.

"Erratic behavior in machinery could be related to [REDACTED], further testing required." — OSS Report, 12/02/1943

IconPerks unforeseen
Unforeseen Terror takes many forms and whispers devastating lies in its victims' ears.

Performing the Damage Generator Action on a GeneratorIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generators applies Unforeseen for 22/26/30 seconds:

  • Transfers your Terror RadiusIconHelp terrorRadiusIconHelp terrorRadiusIconHelp terrorRadius to the damaged Generator and sets its range to 32 metres.
  • Grants the UndetectableIconStatusEffects undetectableIconStatusEffects undetectableIconStatusEffects undetectable Status Effect.
"Mom, if you find this, I'm sorry..." — Final Journal Entry, 07/12/1991

Prestige[]

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

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

Weapon: Gently-Used Axe[]

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The Gently-Used Axe is the Primary Weapon of The Unknown.
Even its victims' belongings would disappear, with no sign of where they could have gone.

Power: UVX[]

IconPowers uvx

"Some believed a specimen was recovered by the military for their experiments.
The codename: Unknown Venom X."


SPECIAL ABILITY: UVX PROJECTILEIconPowers AOE Projectile
Press and hold the Power button to charge UVX
Once it is fully charged, press the Attack button to launch a bouncing projectile, which creates a Blast Area of 2.25 metres upon impact:

  • Survivors touching an airborne projectile suffer from a -6 % HinderedIconStatusEffects hinderedIconStatusEffects hinderedIconStatusEffects hindered Status Effect for 3 seconds.
  • Survivors touching the Blast Area suffer from the Weakened State.

UVX has a Cool-down of 7 seconds.

SPECIAL AFFLICTION: WEAKENED
Weakened Survivors receive damage when touching a Blast Area and have up to 6 seconds added back to their Weakened Meter indicated on the HUD.

SPECIAL INTERACTION: STARING DOWN THE UNKNOWN
Survivors can remove their Weakened State by looking directly at The Unknown within a distance of 25 metres for a cumulative total of 10 seconds.
Doing so will highlight their outline in pink to The Unknown.

SPECIAL ABILITY: HALLUCINATIONS
The Unknown intermittently leaves behind a Hallucination, which charges over the course of 45 seconds.

Up to 4 Hallucinations can exist simultaneously in the environment, with the oldest one being recycled when creating another one.
New Hallucinations cannot be created when too close to other existings ones or several props.

The AurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp auras are revealed to The Unknown at all times and to Survivors when within 8 metres.

Survivors becoming Weakened or touching a Blast Area reduces the Charge time of the next Hallucination by -10 seconds.

SPECIAL INTERACTION: DISPELLING HALLUCINATIONS
Survivors can remove Hallucinations by approaching them and performing the Dispel interaction for 4 seconds:

  • Reduces the Dispelling speed of Weakened Survivors by -25 %.
  • Succeeding removes the Hallucination from the environment.
  • Failing to complete the interaction causes the Survivor to become Weakened and triggers Killer Instinct for 5 seconds.
    • This also applies when The Unknown teleports into a Hallucination mid-dispelling.


SPECIAL LOCOMOTION: TELEPORTIconPowers K35 Teleport
Press the Secondary Power button to teleport to any available Hallucination that is at least 3 metres away from your location, leaving behind a temporary Decoy for 5 seconds.

Teleportation has a Cool-down of 25 seconds.

"... Request for analysis [REDACTED] incident [REDACTED] awaiting approval." — Excerpt from leaked OSS report

Power Trivia[]

Movement Speeds:

Main Article
  • Walking: 4.6 m/s
  • Charging UVX: 4.002 m/s


Hallucinations:

  • Spawning timer: 45 charges
  • Spawning charge rate per Weakened Survivor:
    • 0 Weakened Survivors: +1 c/s or 45 seconds
    • 1 Weakened Survivor: +1.25 c/s or 36 seconds
    • 2 Weakened Survivors: +1.75 c/s or ~26 seconds
    • 3 Weakened Survivors: +2.375 c/s or ~19 seconds
    • 4 Weakened Survivors: +3.5 c/s or ~13 seconds
  • Spawn duration: 3 seconds
    • This refers to the period after the Spawning timer has been filled, in which the indicators on the sides of the HUD quickly rise to the top of the screen.
  • Post-Spawn inactivity: 5 seconds
  • Aura Reveal range: 8 metres
    • This refers to the Auras of Hallucinations that are shown to Survivors who approach them, The Unknown can see its Hallucinations at any distance.


Spawn Restrictions:
Hallucinations cannot spawn in proximity to the following Environmental Objects:

  • within 1.75 metres of Generators and Pallets
  • within 2.15 metres of empty Hooks
  • within 3 metres of the Hatch and Exit Gate Switches
  • within 12 metres of hooked Survivors
  • within 14 metres of other Hallucinations


Teleport:

  • Minimum distance: 3 metres
  • Maximum distance: no restrictions
  • Teleport duration: 0.3 seconds
  • Teleport Cool-down timer: 25 seconds
  • Movement Speed Penalty duration: 1.7 seconds
    • This refers to the slow-down after teleporting.


UVX:

  • Charge time: 1 second
  • Cancellation Cool-down time: 0.85 second
    • It should be noted that if UVX is cancelled before reaching 20 % of its Charge time (i.e. 0.2 seconds), the Cancellation cool-down will not be applied.
  • Launch Cool-down time: 2 seconds
  • Hitbox size with environment: 10 centimetres
  • Hitbox size with Survivors: 30 centimetres
  • Starting Projectile Speed: 25 m/s
  • Maximum Projectile Speed: 50 m/s
  • Maximum Projectile Airborne duration: 5 seconds
  • Area of Effect Expansion duration: 0.38 seconds
  • Area of Effect Lingering duration: 0.2 seconds
  • Area of Effect Radius: 2.25 metres


Weakened State:

  • Removal duration: 10 seconds
  • Buffer duration: 1.25 seconds
    • This buffer prevents the interruption of Staring Down The Unknown when only briefly losing line of sight.
  • Maximum Removal distance: 25 metres

Add-ons for UVX[]

Icon Name Description
IconAddon blurryPhoto
Blurry Photo The photo was found at an abandoned campsite.
The campers were never seen again.
  • After Teleporting, your full Movement speed is recovered faster by +50 %.


IconAddon puncturedEyeball
Punctured Eyeball The station was a scene of madness.
The officers had seemingly turned on each other.
  • Survivors successfully performing the Dispel interaction on a Hallucination, while they are both in the Injured StateIconHelp injuredIconHelp injuredIconHelp injured and the Weakened State, suffer from the Deep WoundIconStatusEffects deepWoundIconStatusEffects deepWoundIconStatusEffects deepWound Status Effect.


IconAddon rabbitsFoot
Rabbit's Foot The unlucky creature's remains were found by a tree, its intestines wedged between its teeth.
  • While charging UVX, Pools of BloodIconStatusEffects bleedingIconStatusEffects bleedingIconStatusEffects bleeding appear to you in bright red.
  • Survivors damaged by UVX suffer from the HaemorrhageIconStatusEffects bleedingIconStatusEffects bleedingIconStatusEffects bleeding Status Effect for 30 seconds.


IconAddon sketchAttempt
Sketch Attempt The victim’s child was given paper and crayons at the station, while he waited for his father to pick him up.
  • Survivors hit by UVX's Blast Area suffer from the ObliviousIconStatusEffects obliviousIconStatusEffects obliviousIconStatusEffects oblivious Status Effect for 20 seconds.


IconAddon deviceOfUndisclosedOrigin
Device of Undisclosed Origin Was the thing made on Earth? Or somewhere else entirely?
  • Survivors entering the Aura range of a Hallucination suffer from the ObliviousIconStatusEffects obliviousIconStatusEffects obliviousIconStatusEffects oblivious Status Effect.


IconAddon lastKnownRecording
Last Known Recording She studied Musique Concrète before she disappeared, her screams the last sound on the tape.
  • Reduces the AuraIconHelp aurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp auras range of Hallucinations by -25 %.


IconAddon notebookOfTheories
Notebook of Theories His studio apartment was empty and reeked of black mould.
The book was the only thing left.
  • Increases the duration of the HinderedIconStatusEffects hinderedIconStatusEffects hinderedIconStatusEffects hindered Status Effect for Survivors hit with an airborne UVX Projectile by +2 seconds.


IconAddon slashedBackpack
Slashed Backpack When the hiker was rescued from the mountain pass, she insisted her companion would never wander off alone.
  • Hitting a Hallucination with an UVX Projectile triggers a Blast Area around it and destroying the Hallucination.
  • Reduces the Spawn timer of your next Hallucination by -75 % after destroying the previous one this way.


IconAddon victimsMap
Victim's Map He thought the key to solving the mystery lay beyond the forest, and feared he would never return.
  • Survivors successfully performing the Stare Down The Unknown interaction trigger Killer Instinct for 3 seconds.


IconAddon b-moviePoster
B-Movie Poster The movie was rumored to be state-funded propaganda, made specifically for something called Project Apple-Pie.
  • Survivors damaged by UVX suffer from the BrokenIconStatusEffects brokenIconStatusEffects brokenIconStatusEffects broken Status Effect for 30 seconds.


IconAddon footprintCast
Footprint Cast The cast sits in the Museum of the Weird in Sarasota, Florida and has long since been debunked.
  • Reduces the Spawn timer of your next Hallucination by -15 seconds, when a Survivor becomes Weakened.


IconAddon frontPageArticle
Front-Page Article The assailant had torn gaping holes in the walls of the cabin, and drove the family into the woods.
  • Reduces the Spawn timer of your next Hallucination by -50 %, after breaking a Breakable WallIconHelp breakableWallIconHelp breakableWallIconHelp breakableWall or a PalletIconHelp pullDownIconHelp pullDownIconHelp pullDown.


IconAddon hypnotistsWatch
Hypnotist's Watch Hypnotherapy was recommended to recover repressed memories.
What emerged from his mind would be his undoing.
  • Survivors hit by an airborne UVX Projectile suffer from the ExhaustedIconStatusEffects exhaustedIconStatusEffects exhaustedIconStatusEffects exhausted Status Effect for 10 seconds.


IconAddon vanishingBox
Vanishing Box The magician was popular at children's parties, and quickly became the top suspect.
  • Survivors completing a GeneratorIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generators become Weakened.


IconAddon discardedMilkCarton
Discarded Milk Carton She decided to take the long way home, and waved goodbye to her friends before parting ways.
  • Doubles the Bounce strength of UVX Projectiles:
    • Increases the Bounciness by +8 %.
    • Reduces the Friction by -15 %.


IconAddon homemadeMask
Homemade Mask The killer had made the mask in the shed in his backyard, where he would bring the others when the sun went down.
  • Survivors successfully performing the Dispel interaction on a Hallucination suffer from the BlindnessIconStatusEffects visionIconStatusEffects visionIconStatusEffects vision Status Effect for 60 seconds.


IconAddon obscureGameCartridge
Obscure Game Cartridge Some maintained Project Apple-Pie evolved over time, turning to new forms of media for results.


IconAddon serumVial
Serum Vial The molecular structure of the substance was synthesised in the lab, but its effects could never be replicated.
  • Survivors entering the Aura range of a Hallucination suffer from the ExhaustedIconStatusEffects exhaustedIconStatusEffects exhaustedIconStatusEffects exhausted Status Effect for 10 seconds.


IconAddon capturedByTheDark
Captured by the Dark The documentary purported that the disappearances were linked to small-town cinemas.
Audiences left the theater feeling uneasy.
  • Causes all Survivors to start the Trial in the Weakened State.
  • Reduces the maximum number of co-existing Hallucinations in the environment by -1.


IconAddon iridescentOSSReport
Iridescent OSS Report The report was redacted to the point of being meaningless.
But still, theorists tried to extract meaning from it.
  • Reduces the Cool-down duration of the Teleport ability by -5 seconds.
  • Increases the lifetime of the Decoy by +10 seconds.
  • Imbues Decoys with a Terror RadiusIconHelp terrorRadiusIconHelp terrorRadiusIconHelp terrorRadius and a Red Stain.



Achievements[]

Main article: Achievements


There are 2 Achievements related to The Unknown:

Icon Name Description
Ach adeptUnknown Adept Unknown Playing as The Unknown, achieve a Merciless Victory using only their 3 Unique Perks: Unbound, Unforeseen, and Undone
Ach preyUpon Prey Upon Playing as The UnknownIconHelpLoading unknownIconHelpLoading unknownIconHelpLoading unknown, down Survivors with UVX a total of 20 times.


Cosmetic Options[]

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

Default[]

Icon Name Body Rarity Description
K35 Head01 The Unknown CategoryIcon head Common Nobody knows for sure what it looks like, but there are many theories.
K35 Body01 Uncanny Being CategoryIcon body Common Its otherworldly form would be the last thing its victims ever saw.
K35 Weapon01 Gently-Used Axe CategoryIcon weapons Common Even its victims’ belongings would disappear, with no sign of where they could have gone.

Prestige[]

Icon Name Body Rarity Description
K35 Head01 P01 Bloody Unknown CategoryIcon head Rare Nobody knows for sure what it looks like, and those that find out are never seen again.
K35 Body01 P01 Abnormal Being CategoryIcon body Rare Its unnatural form would be the last thing its victims ever saw.
K35 W01 P01 Heavily-Used Axe CategoryIcon weapons Rare Even its victims’ belongings would disappear, to be used for more ominous purposes.
Perk Charms[]
Prestige Level 7 Reward Prestige Level 8 Reward Prestige Level 9 Reward
K35 PCharm001 K35 PCharm002 K35 PCharm003
A keepsake gained upon mastery of a particular skill.

Alternatives[]

Event[]

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Icon Name Body Rarity Description Event
K35 Head008 Unknown's Mask CategoryIcon head Event She heard someone calling her name. A voice she recognized, but something was off, and she couldn’t tell what. Twisted Masquerade 2024
K35 Body008 Twisted Flapper Gown CategoryIcon torso Event The voice kept calling her, like a kid asking to play hide-and-seek. She grabbed a bottle of champagne, ready to strike, and turned to face... It. Twisted Masquerade 2024
K35 W008 Sparkling Slaughter CategoryIcon legs Event She stared at the twisted figure as its skin oozed, materializing blue fabric. The champagne crashed to the floor. Escape was never an option. Twisted Masquerade 2024

DLC[]

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Icon Name Body Rarity Description DLC
K35 Body01 04 Garden Casuals CategoryIcon body Common Her prize-winning peonies wilted without someone to care for them. CHAPTER 31: All Things Wicked.

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The axe blade caught the sunlight as the mysterious figure disappeared into the forest.
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All we know is there are things in this world beyond our understanding.
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It walks among us, without our knowledge.
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All we know is there are things in this world beyond our understanding.
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Its face would be the last you ever saw.
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It walks among us, without our knowledge.
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We may never know what drives it.
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All we know is there are things in this world beyond our understanding.
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Its face would be the last you ever saw.
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It walks among us, without our knowledge.
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We may never know what drives it.
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A high school cheerleader had gone missing a decade ago, but someone thought they saw her at the playoff game.
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DLC[]

Main article: Downloadable Content


The Unknown is part of 1 DLC:


Trivia[]

  • The Unknown usually speaks a quick phrase directed at the Player when selected as the active Killer, crawling off-screen before appearing again and looking right at the camera.
  • The Unknown's name, as well as its Unique Perks, all start with the prefix "un-".

Misconception[]

  • Some members of the Community believe that The Unknown has built-in WhispersIconPerks whispersIconPerks whispersIconPerks whispers, thinking that The Unknown only speaks mid-Trial if a Survivor is detected in their vicinity.
    • This, however, is not true, as that would be an unfair advantage.
    • While The Unknown and its Hallucinations do indeed speak when detecting a Survivor nearby, they also occasionally do so when there is no one nearby.

Gender[]

  • Based on its Lore, The Unknown does not really have a specific gender, as it adjusts its appearance and voice between seemingly male and female as it desires, in order to efficiently stalk and attack its victims.
    • This is also supported by the general use of the neuter singular pronoun 'it', intermingled with male and female pronouns in various Cosmetic descriptions, and it always using both its male and female voice simultaneously.
    • Furthermore, which of the voices is heard predominantly changes with the selected outfit:
      • When wearing a male outfit, the male voice is louder than the female voice.
      • When wearing a female outfit, the female voice is louder than the male voice.
  • Nevertheless, its default Cosmetic features a mostly male appearance, based on the features of its head and its style of clothing, when compared to its other Cosmetic options in the Store and the Game's code categorises it as a male Killer, suggesting that The Unknown prefers to default to its male appearance in the Realm of the Entity, which it likely had upon entering The Fog.

Voice-Acting[]

  • The Unknown was voiced by the late Zoey Alexandria, who had been a professional voice feminisation teacher, classically trained and educated singer, and metal vocalist.
    • She had voiced both the female and male voices heard from The Unknown, as she had specialised in that vocal technique and also used it in her performing work.
    • Zoey Alexandria, who had suffered from several auto-immune diseases and related health issues, unfortunately passed away on 30 April 2024 at the age of 29, just two months after the release of The Unknown's Chapter.[1]

Controversy[]

  • Some members of the community believed that The Unknown resembled a transphobic caricature, particularly due to the cosmetics resembling a highschool cheerleader.
    • However, this was not the intention behind this, as The Unknown is meant to poorly resemble and mimic the victims it takes.
  • The Voice Actress behind The Unknown was, however, the target of transphobic harrassment by hateful members of the community due to her involvement in the character.
    • She later clarified in a Twitter/X post that Behvaviour were not transphobic, and her only issue was the lack of communication surrounding the character's final appearance, and not the skins themselves.
    • A spokesperson for Behaviour Interactive told PinkNews that “We will continue to express support to our voice actress, to all of our community members as well as standing actively against hate in our game”.
    • Zoey Alexandria also said in the previously mentioned post that Behaviour have been "nothing but kind and supporting" through the process.

Voice-Lines[]

  • The Unknown is the sixth Killer to actively speak during Trials.
  • The Unknown speaks in a distorted manner and uses both its male and female voice simultaneously.
    • However, Weakened Survivors will hear one voice clearly (which one depends on the chosen Cosmetics) and with much less distortion, suggesting that The Unknown and its Hallucinations are much more convincing to weakened victims.

Table to be added.

References[]

  1. https://www.reddit.com/r/deadbydaylight/comments/1ck018z/the_unknowns_voice_actor_zoey_alexandria_has_died/ The Unknown's Voice Actor, Zoey Alexandria, Has Died. Reddit post. Retrieved 4 May 2024


Gallery[]

In-game assets[]

Concept arts[]


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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