[Top 10] Outlast Whistleblower Characters You Should Know About

Getting to know these characters a little deeper gives you a clearer view of the game and more fun (or fear) in the tale.

The universe of Outlast games is large and rich. Besides two games and the DLC Whistleblower, Red Barrels, the publisher of the games, also produced a comic book, so the players and fans could get more info on the storylines and characters.

The DLC Whistleblower has a fascinating tie with the main campaign, and the relationships established between the characters, both antagonists and protagonists, are worth understanding.

So let’s go to our Top 10!

10. Waylon Park

Waylon Park is the protagonist in the DLC, a software engineer working on a two-week job at Mount Massive.

In the comic, his story is a little different. He is a permanent IT worker at Murkoff. His boss, a woman named Michelle, was pregnant and had allegedly been abused by one of the doctors, Richard Trager. Later on, the Murkoff workforce learned that it was a psychological pregnancy and that the cause was the morphogenic motor, every woman working close to the engine would develop a false pregnancy.

Waylon, in both narratives, is a nerd, does not have many physical abilities, is married to Lisa Park, and is the father of two sons.

What motivates Waylon in his accusation, and it goes on until the end of the DLC, is the will to do what is right.

9. Miles Upshur

Miles Upshur is the protagonist of Outlast, an investigative journalist known for saying what should not be said. Waylon Park sends an e-mail to him at the beginning of the DLC whistleblowing the Mount Massive situation. His story, according to a beta version of the game, is the following:

As Miles goes off to war in Afghanistan, he records and documents the horrors of war and discovers privileged information. When he returns to the United States, he publishes all this information in the media, which is deeply dissatisfying to the government. Because of this, Miles is fired from the company he works for under pressure from the U.S. government, and his report is vetoed.

This background is possibly the explanation why Waylon Park calls him to reveal the dark secrets of the Murkoff Corporation.

One impressive feature is that the Walrider requires a person who has experienced extreme horror, and Miles already arrives with the horror of war in his past. We know that he was chosen at the end of the game as the perfect host for Walrider, and this issue of having experienced the horrors of war may be another reason.

8. Jeremy Blaire

Blaire is one of the villains of high society. As vice president and executive director of Murkoff Corporation's global development, he runs the illegal operations, such as the Walrider project, and covers up the evidence.

He is the person who discovers the email sent by Waylon Park, the protagonist of the DLC, and locks him up as a patient and volunteer for tests on the morphogenic engine: in other words, a sucker.

In addition, he also wishes to personally take care of the matter of Waylon's wife, Lisa Park, and her insistence to see her husband and understand what would have happened to him.

7. Billy Hope

William Hope, or Billy Hope, is the first and only patient to demonstrate promising results in the Morphogenic Engine. For this reason, he is always in there.

 He can control the cloud of nano-robots, known as the Walrider, and for this reason, he is regarded as special and as the son of Dr. Wernicke, the developer of the project.

The shocking thing about Billy is that, as much as Dr. Wernicke says that only a mind that has witnessed many horrors can be able to get good results on the Walrider project, Billy is only interned at Mount Massive because his mother wanted money from Murkoff in exchange for his internment and cooperation in the projects. Upon discovering this in the comic, Billy brutally kills his mother.
Although in the games Billy appears to have been killed by Miles Upshur, the protagonist of the main campaign, the comics show that his consciousness seems to have somehow survived through the Walrider.

6. The Walrider

Speaking of Billy Hope, the Walrider appears next. The Walrider is nothing more than a technological ghost, a nanite swarm controlled by someone’s consciousness, but several questions about his memory, host, and ability to possess arise at the end of the first game and the DLC.

Many theories form because the Walrider, while controlled by Billy Hope, attacks the DLC protagonist, Waylon Park, but after possessing Miles Upshur, he lets him escape. Also, Miles Upshur seems to have survived because of this possession since he took several shots.

In the comic book, this issue is even more confusing since there is a scene that implies that Billy Hope's consciousness remained somehow in the nano-robots that possessed Miles and also suggest that there are two Walriders:

5. Dr. Richard Trager

Although Dr. Trager does not appear as much in the DLC, Waylon Park finds notes and files on him and, in the end, sees his body being found by guards at Mount Massive.

This moment is essential to understand that the main campaign narrative, in which Miles faces Dr. Trager as one of the main variants, takes place almost simultaneously with the misadventures experienced by Miles.

The comic features the story of how Dr. Trager goes from doctor to patient in the asylum. It all begins with a significant Murkoff employee, Pauline Glick, who works to cover up any leaks of information that could tarnish Murkoff's reputation.

Pauline learns about Michele, an employee sexually abused by Trager, who has become pregnant. Michele is the boss of Waylon Park, who in the comic has a steady job at Murkoff.

Pauline then accepts a meeting with Trager and realizes that he would dope her, arresting him on the spot and making him a patient at Mount Massive. As a variant, Trager mutilates his victims for the sake of studying biology and the human body. Long live science!

4. Frank Manera

"You can't hide. Meat. Lonely flesh."

Frank Manera is one of the main variants of the Whistleblower DLC. The character's story dialogues with food issues. Before becoming a cannibal and a violent person, he simply could not take pleasure in eating. This non-satisfaction with food was accompanied by dreams in which Frank drank blood from a person's breast.

The probable testing with this dream must have led him to Mount Massive.

The morphogenic engine would have finished turning him into a monster with the physical and mental mutations. The character loses too much weight in the morphogenic engine and acquires an insatiable hunger for people. His mind also understands the act of eating other human beings as an act of love.

3. Eddie Gluskin

"Help me! Don't let them do this! Don't let them! You! I know you can stop this! You have to help me! You have to..."

Eddie Gluskin is the first patient seen by Waylon Park in the DLC. He is being taken to the morphogenic engine while trying to resist. Seeing a different face among the Murkoff workers, he runs to the glass and asks Park for help.

Before being inserted into the engine, he yells that they are going to rape him, which is a good way to describe how invasive the experiment was.

About his background, Eddie had been a child sexually abused by his own father and uncle. The trauma made him extremely sexist and abusive towards women, even murdering several of them. This is how Eddie is admitted to Mount Massive.

2. The groom

"You don't have to run away from me. I only want to love you."

Coming out of the morphogenic engine, Eddie is so different that he takes on a new identity and a new purpose. The physical changes are striking, stronger, more confident, a much more haughty posture: he becomes one of the most dangerous variants of the Outlast universe: The Groom.

The Groom becomes obsessed with Waylon's figure, probably because he was the last person he saw before entering the morphogenic engine. His ultimate goal is to find his true love, and to do so, he mutilates hundreds of male patients to try to turn them into his perfect bride.

One very intriguing thing about The Groom is that he speaks several sentences about love, relationships, and family that allow us into his totally insane mind due to trauma and the morphogenic engine.

1. Simon Peacock

Simon Peacock appears in the last scene of Outlast Whistleblower as a mysterious bald man making Waylon Park aware of the consequences of his whistleblowing. Until then, there is nothing exact about this figure; only in the comics do we understand who he is and his name.

In the comics, we understand that Simon was a Murkoff employee admitted as a patient, as are several other characters with problems with the corporation. However, as a patient, Peacock seems to have volunteered to be tested on the morphogenic motor and, like Billy Hope, had much better results than expected.

By going through the morphogenic engine, he ceases to be a regular person and becomes a successful variant with a lot of information about Murkoff. In the comics, he is extremely well known and hunted by Murkoff and has supernatural powers.

Seemingly, he probably experienced something similar to what Waylon Park did and decides to guide and protect him.
That's it! Let's wait and see what Outlast Trials, coming out this year, will bring us about this story and characters (the ones still alive).

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