List of Trauma Center characters

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Trauma Center is a series of simulation/visual novel games in which players assume the role of a surgeon in a fictional hospital setting to strive to save their patients from a pathological condition such as disease or injury. The series includes Trauma Center: Under the Knife, Trauma Center: Second Opinion, Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2, Trauma Center: New Blood, and Trauma Team.

Protagonists[edit]

Under The Knife 1 and 2/Second Opinion[edit]

Derek Stiles[edit]

  • Age: 26 (29 in Under the Knife 2 and 36 in New Blood)
  • Born: 1992
  • Nationality: American

Derek Stiles is the main character and a surgeon at Hope Hospital and later, Caduceus. He is just beginning to realize his potential. Derek did not do his job seriously until Angie came along. Derek is a "descendant" of the Greek god of medicine, Asclepius, and is gifted with extreme concentration, an ability referred to as the "Healing Touch." In the first two games of the series, Derek fights against the deadly G.U.I.L.T. strain of viruses. He desires to help people because his father died of an illness when he was young (And later, by remembering a doctor telling him that he can't operate on his father). In Trauma Center: Second Opinion, he becomes Dr. Weaver's patient after being infected by Kyriaki and Paraskevi during an operation on a patient.

In Trauma Center: New Blood, Derek and Angie make a brief appearance in one of the later cut-scenes in the game, notably as representative of Caduceus Japan (the end of Under the Knife 2 suggests his transfer), and assist Markus Vaughn and Valerie Blaylock in the last Challenge operation of the game, in which the player must treat simulated patients that are infected with not only Stigma, but GUILT as well.

In Trauma Team, Derek makes a cameo diagnosing Naomi Kimishima's incurable disease and operating on her to prevent most of its negative effects. He later is seen in the end of the game instructing CR-S01 on the operation to destroy the mutated Rosalia virus within Naomi's heart. Voiced by: Takayuki Kondo (Japanese), Yuri Lowenthal (English)

Angie Thompson[edit]

  • Age: 21 (24 in Under the Knife 2 and 31 in New Blood)
  • Born: 1997
  • Nationality: American

Angie Thompson is a young nurse that works as Derek's assistant. She is part German and was raised by a well-educated family, receiving an International Nursing License at an early age. She may seem a bit critical at times, but she is truly trying to help Dr. Stiles work to his full potential. Angie is also a smart thinker when it comes to medical situations. She usually can keep a grip on things, but occasionally gets caught up in the moment. Despite not being impressed with him early in the first game, she has been shown to harbor romantic feelings for Derek Stiles, with a relationship strongly implied at the end of Under the Knife 2. Angie also knows Aikido as a form of self-defense. She thinks ahead, as seen by when she hid some surgical tools when she and Derek were captured by Delphi allowing them to escape, in Under the Knife 2. Voiced by Wendee Lee.

Naomi Kimishima/Nozomi Weaver[edit]

  • Age: 29 (31 in Trauma Team)
  • Born: 1989
  • Nationality: Japanese

Nozomi is introduced during the 'Z' episodes of Trauma Center: Second Opinion. Originally a doctor in Japan, her ability to use the Healing Touch made her known as the Devil Doctor because of its supernatural effect. She has the initials of NW like Derek has DS. NW is probably referring to Nintendo Wii, the only playable console for Trauma Center: Second Opinion. She lost her license in Japan before Delphi gave her a new name and had her work to help those they infected with GUILT that they wanted to use for further tests. She is playable in the 5 'Z' episodes, and the 4 operations during Chapter 6 and the X episodes. Her healing touch differs from Derek's, allowing her to raise a patients' vitals by receiving "Cool", "Good", or "OK" ranks in her actions, although in the 7th X mission against Savato, where using the Healing Touch to stop time completely is required to complete the operation, she discovers that she can use it the same way as Derek. After Delphi is found and eliminated, she offers samples of immature GUILT viruses to work for Caduceus Europe in exchange for her freedom. Eventually, her real name in the North American version is revealed to be Naomi Kimishima.

In Trauma Team Naomi retires from the surgical field when Derek diagnosed her with an incurable disease some time in between Second Opinion and Trauma Team. At the time of her diagnosis, Naomi is given 6 months to a year to live. She keeps her past to herself not wanting to relive some of those memories. She now works at the Cumberland Institute of Forensic Medicine as a Forensics investigator for the FBI using her sharp mind that she used in surgeries into her investigations in hope of giving her last days some meaning. During her investigations, she often hears the voices of the dead in their last moments, giving her the nickname "The Corpse Whisperer". When looking for a cure for the Rosalia virus, she becomes infected with the virus itself, which mutated with Naomi's genetic disease. When CR-S01 eliminated the mutated Rosalia virus (dubbed "Twisted Rosalia" in game), the Rosalia Virus took the fatal disease along with it, allowing her to live a full life with her newly adopted daughter Alyssa. Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe (Japanese), Kirsten Potter (English)

New Blood[edit]

Markus Vaughn[edit]

  • Age: 34
  • Born: 11 July 1994 in California
  • Nationality: American

Originally a doctor at Concordia Medical Institute, his research with Lloyd Wilkens forced him to be transferred to the Montgomery Memorial hospital at Alaska with his colleague Valerie Blaylock. When they were kidnapped by Kidman's group along with Elena Salazar, he revealed to be responsible for the birth of Stigma as part of an experiment with a mystery pathogen and synthetic blood, which he wished to destroy and forget but was further researched by professor Lloyd Wilkens. He has the same Healing Touch as Derek Stiles; superhuman concentration which makes it seem like he is temporarily slowing time down. Although sometimes stubborn and cynical, he always concentrates on saving the patient, even in tense situations. Along the storyline, he aptly expresses his desire to eradicate Stigma.

Valerie Blaylock[edit]

  • Age: 28
  • Born: 2 October 2000 in North Carolina
  • Nationality: American

Dr. Blaylock is eager to learn the Healing Touch from her colleague Dr. Vaughn, whom she followed to Montgomery Memorial. She's passionate about her work and her career, and will speak her mind when necessary. Her Healing Touch differs from Dr. Vaughn as it is able to stop vitals from falling while it's active. However, this prevents vitals from rising too. Also, as soon as Dr. Blaylock's Healing Touch ends, vitals will automatically rise.

Elena Salazar[edit]

  • Age: 20
  • Born: 2008 in California
  • Nationality: American

A former patient of Dr. Vaughn, who had an immunity suppressant pump implanted in her at the age of 13. She studied to become a nurse so that she too, could help people. Although she is still young, she is hard-working and not afraid of a challenge.

Trauma Team[edit]

CR-S01[edit]

  • Nationality: Possibly German

A prisoner sentenced to 250 years in prison, seemingly for orchestrating "The Cumberland Incident", a biological terrorism attack that took place at Cumberland College 8 years ago that killed many. Due to the incident, he lost his memories but retained his medical and surgical prowess. While he lost his memories on the incident, he feels responsible for the deaths that occurred due to his possible involvement. Seeing his honest grief, the government decides to give him a second chance by allowing him to work off his sentence by perform complex operations at Resurgam First Care.

It is later discovered that CR-S01 is the adopted son of Albert Sartre, a man who developed the Rosalia virus using the blood of his adopted daughter, Rosalia Rosellini, and the true culprit behind the Cumberland Incident. His biological parents despised him and when they died, Sartre adopted CR-S01 and taught him medicine and helped with his experiments. Because of this, he has expert knowledge on the Rosalia virus successfully operating on several patients with the virus and instructing Maria and Tomoe on how to deal with the virus, even operating on Naomi when the virus mutated. He holds no grudge against Sartre for the incident being the one who taught him his medicine. After the pandemic, CR-S01 is sent back to prison, but is allowed to continue to save lives and work off the rest of his sentence.

Unlike other main surgeons in the Trauma Center series, CR-S01 does not have the Healing Touch. His real name was never revealed in any part of the game. However, a Japanese walk-through guide reveals his real name as Erhard Muller. Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese), Nolan North (English)

Tomoe Tachibana[edit]

  • Nationality: Japanese

Tomoe was raised to be the next heir in the wealthy Tachibana clan. Her wealthy lifestyle made her feel empty so she set out to learn medicine in an attempt to become independent. However, her desire to improve herself caused a rift between her and her family. She now resides in America working in Resurgam First Care specializing in Endoscopic Surgery. Tomoe is very strict in following the "path of honor" and thus does everything with the utmost care and to the best of her ability. She frequently demonstrates her clan's abilities being able to move in the blink of an eye and can be seen training with several weapons. Tomoe is often the voice of reason for some of the other characters sharing her views on honor. Voiced by: Shizuka Itoh (Japanese), Stephanie Sheh (English)

Hank Freebird[edit]

  • Nationality: American

A former US Army soldier in the Special Forces with an intense passion for life. After serving his time and receiving an honorable discharge, he puts his efforts into saving lives, becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon in Resurgam First Care. His passion for saving others has left him wanting to return to action, so he dons a costume and becomes a crime fighter named Captain Eagle during his off time; because of this, he is occasionally late to operation briefings. However, he starts questioning his motives after several incidents but continues to believe in humanity and the lives of those he is saving. Voiced by: Masashi Sugawara (Japanese), Dave Mitchell (English)

Maria Torres[edit]

  • Nationality: Mexican

A young girl whose quick thinking and ability to act under pressure makes her perfect for her line of work as a First Response Paramedic in Resurgam First Care. However, her lack of patience and temper has distanced her from her colleagues who believe she is nothing more than impulsive and reckless. Maria believes that she is the best and thus doesn't like to work with others thinking they will just slow her down. As an orphan, she decided to become a Paramedic after saving a girl named Rosalia after causing a fire back in her orphanage. Following suit, she studied to become the quick and skillful doctor that she is now hoping to become a hero in the process. During her story, she frequently saw a female ghost warning her of future events; the ghost was later revealed to be Rosalia. Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame (Japanese), Amanda Winn-Lee (English)

Gabriel Cunningham[edit]

  • Nationality: British

A genius Diagnostician who has become one of the finest minds in the Resurgam First Care. But his genius mind has given him an insight on the foolishness of humanity. This has caused him to become sarcastic and unmotivated causing a huge rift between him and his family and has lost the passion he once had to save lives. After given a special computer named RONI, he begins to reacquire the passion he once had. Gabriel rarely saw his son, Joshua, thus Joshua couldn't recognize him during Gabriel's diagnosis. Realizing how much of a worthless father he is to Joshua, he participates in Joshua's operation with CR-S01 after diagnosing him with Wermer's Syndrome (Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1). Shortly after this, he divorces his wife, Lisa, and attempts to start over. Gabriel appears to be well acquainted with Naomi Kimishima and Derek Stiles and consults with them on several mysterious diseases. Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese), Travis Willingham (English)

Antagonists[edit]

Delphi[edit]

Adam

  • Age: 121

Born Erich von Raitenau in Austria in 1897, he was the head of the Delphi organization. He has been sustaining his life deep within the Delphi Headquarters situated on a boat in the Atlantic Ocean, and has been the main culprit in helping to produce the GUILT outbreaks. Delphi believes that humans deserve the "blessing" of disease and they try to rid doctors from the world using GUILT. After he is captured by Caduceus in Trauma Center: Second Opinion, it is revealed that Caduceus Europe preserved his body to create new treatments. After a severe GUILT outbreak, however, his body is finally destroyed, but not before Dr. Stiles and Dr. Kimishima being assigned to perform very dangerous surgeries on Adam in order to eradicate all of the GUILT strains inside his body. None of these reports were ever made public.

Professor Kenneth Blackwell

  • Age: 46
  • Born: 1972

The father of Angie who left his family when Angie was only 8 years old. After discovering that Delphi wanted to use his own daughter in their GUILT experiments, he made a deal to join them in exchange for his family's safety. He was the creator of the seventh and final GUILT, Savato, and ends up infected with it. After being cured by Dr. Stiles, Kenneth gives his full cooperation to Caduceus in return for saving his life. He develops a serious heart condition (caused by Post GUILT Syndrome) in Under the Knife 2 and is operated on again by Derek, and later is released from prison in order to go undercover and investigate a large medical organization.

Ludwig Milan

  • Age: 37
  • Born: 1981

A Delphi agent found at the medical facility where Professor Blackwell was conducting his research, he was the first victim of the immature form of Savato, which was in a developing stage at the time being. After being saved by Derek, he helped create the serum that would lead to Savato's destruction after he died.

Heinrich von Raitenau
The grandson of Adam, Heinrich works to revive Delphi in the period between Second Opinion and Under the Knife 2. He once again causes a series of GUILT outbreaks and kidnaps both Derek Stiles and Angie Thompson before Delphi's new base is raided. He, along with his children Karl and Christine, harbors a GUILT implied to be beneficial much like Bliss, but which mutate to dangerous forms of Tetarti, Kyriaki, and Pempti once they are injected with an experimental antibiotic. He is operated on by Dr. Stiles and remains in prison for the rest of the game. Like Adam in the original Under the Knife, he reappears in the X missions to taunt Derek while he performs the surgeries.

The Hands of Asclepius[edit]

Patrick Mercer

  • Age: 52
  • Born: 1969-2021

Heather Ross' stepfather and chief of the Hands of Asclepius (HOA) program created to provide cutting edge training for doctors worldwide, but in secret he was researching GUILT in hopes to bring back his wife,Tracy from coma. His research was the origin of the four Neo-GUILT strains and when his plans are foiled, he is surrounded and killed while resisting arrest.

Reina Mayuzumi

  • Age: 35
  • Born: 1986

President of the Acropolis Pharmaceuticals, she tried to convince Derek to leave Caduceus and join her company, but he ends up rejecting her proposal. However, she convinced him to let her monitor one of his surgeries and used the data in the HOA program to create doctors with the healing touch power. In her obsession with eternal beauty, she became a host for the Neo-GUILT Aletheia which helped contain her aging process, but when Mercer injected with a special serum, Aletheia became out of control and started to attack her body, quickening her aging. She is saved by Derek and Angie, but her fate afterwards remain unknown.

Parnassus[edit]

Master Vakhushti
Originally Ray Kerensky, born in Caucasus he went to Russia and then America in order to study medicine, where he met Cynthia Kazakov and became her boyfriend. After many years, he successfully became a surgeon and returned to his homeland. While aiding refugees, the army tried to assassinate him. He considered this betrayal and started going insane, believing he was the descendant of an ancient legendary family, sole survivors of a great flood. In his strive for power, he received Stigma from Professor Wilkens and became obsessed with it, eventually developing the Cardia strain and using it to treat his own malignant diencephalic sclerosis. This, however, came with a side effect of delirium, inducing him to take the identity of a mad cultist who believes humanity's true and only purpose is chaos. After a while, he installed a bomb chip inside Cynthia, who was trying to talk him out of it, because he no longer held interest in her. He promotes various Stigma developings and sabotages all the culurium-based medical products using his connections to the Columba & Cornix company so that anyone who uses them will become infected with Stigma. The player must operate on him to face Cardia, the game's final boss. He died after Dr. Vaughn and Dr. Blaylock operated on him.

Kidman

  • Age: 37
  • Born: 1991-2028

Born into the Deveraux mafia family, he grew to become a doctor and then was recruited for the army to fight in an undocumented war. Along this process, he became a medical terrorist who kidnapped Professor Wilkens and later Markus, Valerie and Elena as part of his plot to market Stigma as a biological weapon for financial gain. After the surgeons escape, he and Leland go to Culuruma and aid the guerrilla leader Ramsey Ramirez in their rebellion against the government in hopes of obtaining the mining rights to the Culurium mines (said material is crucial in the creation of Stigma). After the raid on Wanadeo Base, he was ultimately killed.

Leland

  • Age: Mid-30s

A medical terrorist and the main agent of Kidman's group. Not much is known about him. He is the one constantly checking on the kidnapped Markus and Valerie and assigning them operations. He is saved and captured after the Wanadeo Base raid in Culuruma. His face is never shown, although he bears physical resemblance to Hans Nilsen, the director of Humani.

Jean-Paul Massey

  • Age: Early to mid-30s

A low agent for Kidman's group, he first appears as a Hobo asking for drugs outside Concordia Medical Institute. He later encounters and kidnaps the surgeon team posing as a masked mercenary. Later, he "betrays" Kidman by trying to level the financial gain from Stigma, resulting in Leland shooting him and the surgeons having to save him.

Cumberland College[edit]

Albert Sartre

  • Age: 50s

A medical professor of virology and the foster father of CR-S01 and Rosalia Rosellini. He was working on a way to eliminate diseases when he saw that Rosalia was a host to a unique disease. Using that blood he created the Rosalia virus and studied its effects so that it can be used safely to cure other viruses. However, he caused an outbreak at Cumberland College and many were killed. He injected CR-S01 with a medicine erasing his memories and left him to take the blame. He traveled to Mexico with Rosalia to continue his research. However, he discovered that the virus could only cause destruction. After contracting the virus itself, slowly becoming mentally unstable, he shot and killed Rosalia to prevent the disease from spreading. Her blood absorbed into the flowers and the monarch butterflies that fed off those flowers transferred the virus in their scales during their migration, ironically and indirectly causing the pandemic near the end of the game. Two years before the pandemic, he died from viral hemorrhagic fever, a primary effect caused by the virus itself.

He helped teach CR-S01 medicine and became his professor when he was admitted into Cumberland College. He regrets leaving his stepson out to be arrested and, in his final words, asks him for forgiveness.

Other characters[edit]

Hope Hospital staff[edit]

Mary Fulton

  • Age: 39
  • Born: 1979
  • Nationality: American

The senior surgical assistant for Hope Hospital. She is a nurse who helped Derek learn the basics of surgery. She moved away from Hope Hospital, where Angie took her place. Mary is seen later in the game, wondering if Dr. Stiles is alright after seeing footage of his operations on tape. She reappears in Under the Knife 2, where she takes on the role of assistant and mentor to Derek once again when he is transferred to Hope Hospital after losing the Healing Touch.

Greg Kasal

  • Age: 35
  • Born: 1983
  • Nationality: American

The senior surgeon at Hope Hospital. He is infected with the Tetarti (Τετάρτη) strain of G.U.I.L.T. later in the game and tells Dr. Stiles to operate on him as his final test in becoming a true surgeon. He is the older twin brother of Sidney Kasal. He marries Cybil Myers between Second Opinion and Under the Knife 2 and has a daughter named Kari.

Robert Hoffman

  • Age: 62
  • Born: 1956
  • Nationality: American

Dr. Hoffman was a surgeon who stopped practicing in his 40s after a problem, which is never fully explained in the games (though it hints that he failed a major operation using the Healing Touch), where it is referred to as "the accident". He's now the director of Hope Hospital. He is also gifted with the Healing Touch but seems reluctant to talk about it. After the death of Richard Anderson he becomes the head director of Caduceus USA. Later in the game, after an outbreak of GUILT, he returns to surgery and uses his Healing Touch, which is described as being able to make his surgery amazingly quick. This implies he holds the same Healing Touch as Derek. In the last mission of Trauma Center: Second Opinion, he is operated on by Derek and Naomi after being infected by a stronger Savato strain. During Under the Knife 2, Dr. Hoffman continues his work as the head director of Caduceus USA. He sends Derek back to Hope Hospital when Derek loses his Healing Touch realizing that Derek may be going though the same thing he went through.

Caduceus USA - 2018[edit]

Sidney Kasal

  • Age: 35
  • Born: 1983
  • Nationality: American

Sidney is Greg Kasal's younger twin brother and director of Caduceus USA. He has dedicated his life to the study of clinical medicine after his wife died of illness.

Stephen Clarks

  • Age: 42
  • Born: 1976
  • Nationality: American

Caduceus's head surgeon. He has a wife and two children.

Cybil Myers

  • Age: 34
  • Born: 1984
  • Nationality: American

The leading anesthesiologist at Caduceus. She was previously a policewoman. Some call her the "Iron Vixen". She was the only person in the assembly when the bomb was discovered who helped Derek to disarm it (knowing how to aid him due to previously dating a man on the bomb squad), proving Cybil to be quite a strong woman when in sticky situations. In Trauma Center: Second Opinion, she reveals that she learned a bit about disarming bombs through an interesting conversation during her lunch break. She is the first character to be infected with the Paraskevi (Παρασκευή) strain of GUILT later in the game while chasing after a Delphi agent, who is later revealed to be Professor Blackwell and is operated on by Dr. Stiles. She marries Greg Kasal between Second Opinion and Under the Knife 2 and moves to Hope Hospital, as well as have a daughter name Kari. In Under the Knife she is voiced by Wendee Lee.

Victor Niguel

  • Age: 26
  • Born: 1992
  • Nationality: American

Head of research and development. Victor focuses mainly on his work and its uses. He is considered a recluse and can't stand the thought of "idiots" being near him. He is extremely narcissistic, refusing to admit defeat or mistakes, as shown when he fought the Pempti strain of GUILT. Victor often curses while assisting in operations. In Trauma Center: Second Opinion, with the help of Dr. Stiles, he created the cure for the Tetarti (Τετάρτη) and Pempti (Πέμπτη) strains of GUILT, and helps him defeat Paraskevi. Because his thought patterns tend to focus on finding the quickest solution first, he lacks the skill to complete puzzles, which seems to annoy him. In Under The Knife he is voiced by Spike Spencer.

Tyler Chase

  • Age: 26
  • Born: 1992
  • Nationality: American

A former schoolmate of Derek's. He tries to keep everyone in a good mood. He was previously known as the 'Death Doctor' before Derek talked him out of practicing euthanasia. His sister, Amy, has a rare disease also caused by GUILT. In Under the Knife 2, he mentions that the students he teaches call him 'The Demon' because he's merciless and goes really hard on them in spite of his laid-back attitude toward his own work.

Leslie Sears

  • Age: 26
  • Born: 1992
  • Nationality: American

One of the many nurses on staff at Caduceus. She looks after Tyler's sister, Amy. She continues to be Tyler's assistant during Under the Knife 2.

Richard Anderson

  • Age: c. 60
  • Born: 1958-2018
  • Nationality: American

The head director of Caduceus USA and Secretary of Health. He was an astounding politician but decided to go into medicine because of his love for it. He dies from the straining of his body from the three operations he had when he was infected with the Pempti strain of GUILT and leaves Caduceus USA in the hands of Robert Hoffman.

Caduceus USA - 2028[edit]

Irene Quatro

  • Age: 51
  • Born: 1977
  • Nationality: American

The Director of Caduceus USA. She has a background in psychology and is capable of reading people through keen observation. The Director of Caduceus USA branch in "Trauma Center: New Blood"

Justin Everett

  • Age: 42
  • Born: 1986
  • Nationality: American

Caduceus's chief surgeon. He suffered from cholelithiasis for 3 years, until Markus and Valerie operated on him. He did not want to be operated on because he was far more concerned with taking care of patients than taking care of himself.

Cynthia Kazakov

  • Age: 28
  • Born: 2000
  • Nationality: American

A researcher who works for Humani, a large pharmaceutical company. She is Valerie's old friend and was operated on by Dr. Vaughn and Dr. Blaylock after she told them that Vakhushti installed a remote control bomb chip under the heart pump inside her heart and left her. Cynthia was later incarcerated for her involvement with Vakhushti.

Robert Cromwell

  • Age: 38
  • Born: 1990
  • Nationality: Possibly British

Caduceus's head researcher. He won't hesitate to explain his most recent breakthrough in great detail. Though polite, he tends to annoy people with his long-winded explanations and excessive use of scientific jargon.

Kanae Tsuji

  • Age: 31
  • Born: 1997
  • Nationality: Japanese American

A surgeon at Caduceus USA, possesses a perfectionist attitude reminiscent of Angie from Under the Knife. Has a tendency to constantly nag and boss other surgeons around.

Leslie Newman

  • Age: Possibly between 22-30

The chief nurse at Caduceus USA.

Montgomery Memorial staff[edit]

Miles Hoover

  • Age: 64
  • Born: 1964

The Director of Montgomery Memorial Hospital, a small facility in a remote part of Alaska first established by Dr. Alan Montgomery. His patience and warm character have earned him the respect of the locals. After he was operated on by Dr. Vaughn and Dr. Blaylock, he decided to retire and close down the hospital. He instructed Markus and Valerie to return to Concordia.

Marcy Bloom

  • Age: 40
  • Born: 1988

The sole nurse working at Montgomery Memorial Hospital, she assists Markus and Valerie in the operating room.

Erik Hayes
A helicopter pilot who works at Montgomery Memorial.

Concordia[edit]

Lloyd Wilkens

  • Age: 49
  • Born: 1979

A professor at Concordia Medical Institute with whom Dr. Vaughn previously worked with, conducting research. After he was infected by Cheir strain of Stigma and operated on by Dr. Vaughn and Dr. Blaylock, he was kidnapped by the Parnassus group, and his research stolen. During his captivity, a personality control electric unit was implanted in his brain (The surgeon responsible for this is never directly mentioned, though it is strongly hinted that it was Vakhushti) which caused him to believe he was the "director", third in command at Parnassus. He was recaptured during the raid at the Kidman family hideout, and it was up to Vaughn and Blaylock to deactivate this device in an extremely delicate operation. After this, he makes his last appearance, his memory warping back to when he was saved from Cheir at Concordia. He then destroys what's left of his Stigma research material.

Luc Rousseau

  • Age: Mid-40s

The chief surgeon at Concordia Medical Institute, he has the tendency to hog the most complicated or significant operations in order to receive more credit for them. When he witnesses the functionality of Stigma, he attempts to start an independent research of his own, but Wilkens stops him. When Wilkens' office is set on fire during his kidnapping, Rousseau gets burned and Dr. Vaughn and Dr. Blaylock have to save him.

Dr. Chen

  • Age: Mid-30s

A surgeon at Concordia Medical Institute. She is a relatively minor character in the story, as she does not appear very often at Concordia.

Residents of Culuruma[edit]

Maria Estrada

  • Age: 24
  • Born: 2004

A young doctor who was born in Culuruma, but completed medical school and residency in the U.S. She is also a translator for Markus, Valerie and Elena. Upon her return, she had contracted Vaimahse fever, and Markus and Valerie operated on her. She observes their operations on Stigma and hopes to be able to use this information to help the people in her country.

President Moreno

  • Age: 59
  • Born: 1969

The President of Culuruma. He calls Markus, Valerie and Elena to treat the Stigma cases in the country. He is very busy, trying to suppress the guerrillas and also worried about the Stigma outbreak in his country. He asks a lot of the doctors, asking them to treat wounded soldiers as well as Stigma patients, but has good intentions.

Pepita

  • Age: 5
  • Born: 2023

A dog given to Markus and Valerie as a gift from the President of Culuruma. She was shot multiple times by a shotgun and was operated on by Dr. Vaughn and Dr. Blaylock.

Ramsey Ramirez
The leader of the rebel army, a ruthless commander, he joined forces with Parnassus to install himself as dictator of Culuruma. His forces were defeated by the President but had be to be operated on for a liver transplant.

Resurgam First Care[edit]

Esha Patel
Simply referred to as Chief by Resurgam staff, she is the one in charge of the medical ward in Resurgam. She looks over the operations done by the doctors in Resurgam and will assist them if she needs to.

RONI
Given to Gabriel by the Chief, RONI is a super-computer with an extensive medical library, sophisticated artificial intelligence and a voice which allows it to communicate directly with its users. However Gabriel finds it annoying due to its blunt and awkward speech mannerisms, making it a bit of a foil for the sarcastic Gabriel.

Emma Wilson
A female nurse on staff who loves drama and gossip. She is often heard in the background in cut-scenes.

Darnell Sellers
A male nurse on staff who is serious in his line of work but gets distracted. He is often heard in the background in cut-scenes.

Cumberland Institute of Forensic Medicine[edit]

David Wayne
The chief of the Forensics Department in charge of assigning Naomi's cases with the FBI.

Little Guy
A nickname for Special Investigator Navel, he is an FBI investigator who worked with Naomi Kimishima as her assistant in Second Opinion while they were both working for Delphi. Through unknown methods, he was able to get into the FBI after Delphi disbanded. He is assigned to work with her on her forensic investigations by providing information about certain clues and interviewing witnesses. He appears to have feelings for Naomi but she continues to keep her distance. Special Investigator Navel sometimes makes amusing remarks and Naomi Kimishima gets annoyed.

Others[edit]

Under The Knife 2[edit]

Adel Tulba

  • Age: 25
  • Born: 1996
  • Nationality: African

An African doctor from Costigar who has just finished his medical training. Determined to restore his country, he has been assigned to Zakara's medical ward. He admires Derek and his Healing Touch, almost fanatically so, and is driven to improve himself. He was invited to return with Derek and Angie to Caduceus and was assigned to Tyler as his student. Later, he is diagnosed with the same fever ravaging his homeland, forcing Derek to operate immediately. However, Derek is unable to perform the Healing Touch and cannot finish the operation; the operation is finished by Dr Hoffman. Upon recovery, he learns that Derek did not use the Healing Touch to save him and enters a period of sulking before abruptly leaving Caduceus for the Hands of Asclepius. He was physically and mentally enhanced with the Sige strain of Neo-GUILT, and was trained to use the artificial Healing Touch by HOA. After the revelation of the HOA's illegal study of GUILT, Adel confronts Derek and tries to kill Derek using the Healing Touch. Before he is able to do so, he collapses from the now-active Neo-GUILT and is operated on by Dr Stiles. He is shown returning to Costigar to help treat patients at the end of the game.

Heather Ross

  • Age: 21
  • Born: 2000
  • Nationality: American

A nurse from Elysium and Emilio's personal nurse. She has the same international license as Angie receiving her at the same age Angie did. She can speak Spanish. She was among those infected by the mutated strain of Kyriaki at Elysium and is operated on by Derek. After Emilio died from the Kyriaki, she joins Caduceus and helps Derek in a few operations. She's Patrick Mercer's stepdaughter, although their relationship is strained. She assists Derek in operating on her mother and is shown taking care of her at the end of UtK2.

Emilio Juarez

  • Age: 17
  • Born: 2004-2021
  • Nationality: Mexican

A Mexican teenage orphan who was once a victim of Delphi's GUILT related experiments; he was being treated at Elysium by Heather, with whom he shares a strong bond. He speaks Spanish fluently and struggles with English. He suffers from liver damage due to PGS to the point of requiring a transplant. During the liver transplant, he is then infected by the Nous strain of Neo-GUILT. During the GUILT outbreak in Elysium, Emilio begs Derek to operated on Heather first, due to his GUILT antibodies. He dies before Derek can operate on him. His death affects Derek greatly, causing him to lose confidence in surgeries as well as the Healing Touch.

Sylvia Warenburg

  • Nationality: American

A counselor working in Costigar, she and Angie are good friends. When she went to the office on a supply run the car she was in hit by a land mine. She suffered from a broken rib cage and pierced spleen and was operated by Derek. She fully recovers shortly thereafter. At the end of the game she is shown helping Adel when he returns to Costigar.

New Blood[edit]

Hans Nilsen

  • Age: Possibly late 40s
  • Nationality: Either Swiss or German

The president of Humani Corporation, he is sometimes present during conferences at Caduceus. He takes Markus, Valerie and Elena to a hockey game, where one of the players is injured. Before they operate on him, he persuades Markus, Valerie and Elena to use a new anesthetic developed by his company on the patient. The anesthetic gives the patient convulsions during the operation, which is a bit suspicious. He is also a keen hockey fan and even invites Markus, Valerie and Eleana for box seat tickets to watch a hockey match at the nearby stadium.

Madame Rose Deveraux

  • Age: Unspecified

A mysterious mafia leader and Kidman's mother, she is suffering from unusual tumors told to be incurable by all the doctor she's seen. She summons Dr. Vaughn and Dr. Blaylock to her home to operate on her in exchange for information on Kidman's land owns. Even though she seems harsh, she has a noble personality and does her best to help those she trusts.

Leonardo Bello

  • Age: 32
  • Born: 1996
  • Nationality: American

A surgeon who performs difficult procedures live on the reality TV show, Wish Come True: Miracle Surgery. He won't hesitate to publicly criticize others in the industry. His surgical skills are astonishing, which has enabled him to capture the television audience's support and admiration. He is very adept at using the Healing Touch, but overexerts himself when operating on what he originally thought was unclear, but was actually the Ops strain of Stigma.

Guy Davidson

  • Age: 54
  • Born: 1974
  • Nationality: American

The host of the reality TV program, Miracle Surgery. Markus and Valerie consider him to be extremely annoying. He later (and unexpectedly) appears as the reporter on the scene during the raid on Kidman's hideout.

George Marshall
The Deputy Secretary in the Department of Homeland Security, he collapsed and suffers from aneurysms in his brain, he was operated by Markus and Valerie. He appears after Markus, Valerie, and Elena escape from Kidman and again at Caduceus.

Trauma Team[edit]

Ian Holden
An FBI agent responsible for prisoner CR-S01 and the man who arrested him. His wife and daughter were both at Cumberland College when the Cumberland Incident happened and took their lives. Despite having arrested him, Holden does not believe that CR-S01 was responsible for the Cumberland incident. He was under orders by Assistant Secretary Tillman to take CR-S01 out of prison and have him operate. He continues to watch over him after CR-S01 is transferred to Resurgam. After seeing CR-S01 operate for a while, Holden begins to see his resolve and believes that his time spent in Resurgam changed him for the better. He later searches for CR-S01 when he escapes his cell during the pandemic. After he operates on a patient with the Rosalia virus, Holden lets CR-S01 help contain the virus and helps Naomi and Maria get to Mexico to find an antiserum for the Rosalia virus. After the pandemic, Holden sends CR-S01 back into his prison cell but arranges for him to continue working off the rest of his prison time at Resurgam. He also appears to know about Naomi's past as well as her transfer to America blackmailing her to help the FBI confront a bomber.

Hanzou
Tomoe's butler who works for the Tachibana clan. As her butler, he is dedicated to Tomoe and assists her frequently. Like Tomoe, he has trained under the Tachibana clan and can use their ninja-like skills. After Tomoe saves her father's life, Hanzou is told to continue looking after her when she makes her way back to America after visiting her father.

Claire Blunt

  • Age: 20

A patient whom Hank operated on who attempted to commit suicide. She felt ungrateful to him for saving her when she felt that there was no point in her living anymore and questions Hank's reasons for saving others. Her hostility towards Hank stems off of her father who cheated on her mother several times leading her to distrust men. During Hank's story, he begins to teach her the meaning of life as his infectious attitude begins to changes her opinion. She finds Hank's ideals and mannerism strange but its those attributes that has her attracted to him. Because of this, she often has him accompany her on her shopping trips. Claire's mannerisms are similar to that of the patient Linda Reid from Under the Knife.

Alyssa Breslin

  • Age: 8

A young girl who lives in an orphanage near the Cumberland Institute, more specifically, near Naomi's office. She befriends Naomi after she helps a cat and plays with Naomi and Little Guy. While Naomi was working on a case involving a bomber, Alyssa and the orphanage took the full force of a bomb meant for Naomi and is sent to Resugam. After CR-S01 and Tomoe save Alyssa's life, Naomi adopts Alyssa whom, she believes, shows her the meaning of being human.

Jacob Tillman

  • Age: 55

The Assistant Secretary of the HHS. He is a stubborn man who is very passionate about his work. Gabriel Cunningham diagnosed him with Dilated Cardiomyopathy after a long struggle with the doctor where he refused to share his abnormalities. Afterwards, he brought CR-S01 out of prison to remove the ailment. Gabriel later went to Tillman, when a patient of his suffered a strange disease he wasn't entirely sure on, to have CR-S01 transferred to Resurgam. Secretary Tillman later brought Gabriel to a quarantined Army site, to diagnose a patient during the outbreak of Rosalia. When the Army contained the location, he helped Gabriel escape so that he can save the people from the pandemic.

Rosalia Rosellini
Rosalia is the adopted daughter of Albert Sartre, the stepsister of CR-S01 and close friend to Maria Torres. She is also the natural host of the Rosalia virus, thus was immune to its effects. Before being adopted, she lived in the same orphanage as Maria, who saved her from a fire; this incident was the main reason Maria became a paramedic. After being adopted by Sartre, he used her blood to develop the Rosalia virus in hopes to use it as the cure-all for other diseases. However, when the virus became too aggressive, Sartre killed Rosalia, ostensibly to prevent the virus from spreading. Instead, the virus spread into the flowers via her blood. Monarch butterflies acted as a vector for the disease. Her ghost frequently appears to Maria to warn her of the incoming pandemic by mouthing "Beginning..."; this was confirmed by Naomi as Rosalia's last words.

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