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This page lists fixed characters in Papers, Please. In addition to the characters below, the game also has scripted minor encounters and procedurally generated entrants whose attributes change every playthrough. See separate articles on each day for all scripted entrants and their order.

Some of the fixed characters below may have randomized elements; for example, the name of the Antegrian whistleblower is always procedurally generated.

Fixed charactersEdit

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name first appearance type allegiance picture
Antegrian husband and wife day 5, 8th and 9th entrant entrant Antegria Randomly generated
Antegrian whistleblower day 21, 2nd entrant entrant, asylum-seeker Antegria Antegrian whistleblower
Calensk day 9, 1st entrant non-entrant NPC, guard Arstotzka Calensk
Corman Drex day 8, 9th entrant entrant EZIC Randomly generated
Compromised Arstotzkan spy day 9, 4th entrant entrant, M.O.I. agent Arstotzka Randomly generated
Danic Lorun day 21, 6th entrant entrant, tourist Republia Danic lorum
Dari Ludum day 6, 7th entrant entrant, citizen Arstotzka Dariludum
Depressed Kolechian day 25, 7th entrant entrant, transient Kolechia Randomly generated
Dimitri day 10, 1st entrant non-entrant NPC, M.O.A. supervisor Arstotzka Moadirector
Elisa Katsenja Day 26, 3rd entrant entrant Kolechia Elisa
EZIC messengers day 8, 5th entrant non-entrant NPC EZIC Ezic messenger
Filipe Hasse day 13, 6th entrant entrant, citizen Arstotzka Filipe Hasse
inspector day 1 player character Arstotzka, later possibly EZIC or Obristan Inspector-bw
Jorji Costava day 3, 8th entrant entrant Obristan (likely) Jorji-release
Kaevink Caullinski day 22, 9th entrant entrant random Randomly generated
Khaled Istom day 20, 9th entrant entrant Antegria Randomly generated
Kordon Kallo day 27, 7th entrant entrant, diplomat Kolechia Kordon Kallo
Kordon Kallo impersonator day 27, 9th entrant entrant EZIC Possible Kallo imposter
M. Vonel day 12, 1st entrant non-entrant NPC, M.O.I. Investigator Arstotzka Grestininvestigator
Man in red / Khaled Istom day 23 non-entrant NPC unknown / Antegria Man in red in line
Marie Escalli day 17, 9th entrant entrant, citizen EZIC Randomly generated
Messof Anegovych day 12, 4th entrant entrant, citizen Arstotzka Messof Anegovych
Mikhail Saratov day 11, 6th entrant entrant EZIC Randomly generated
Nathan Cykelek day 14, 7th entrant entrant Arstotzka, Kolechia Nathan cykelek
Sergiu Volda day 17, 1st entrant non-entrant NPC, guard Arstotzka Sergiu
Shaddy Safadi day 7, 7th entrant entrant Kolechia Cool moustaced immigrant
Shae Piersovska day 25, 9th entrant entrant, diplomat Kolechia Shae piersovska
Simon Wens day 30, 3rd entrant entrant, citizen Arstotzka Simonwens
Stepheni Graire day 14, 9th entrant entrant EZIC Randomly generated
The Vengeful father day 29, 8th entrant entrant United Federation Vengefulfather
Vince Lestrade day 5, 3rd entrant entrant, transient Republia Lestrade

Minor charactersEdit

In addition to the characters above, the game has fixed characters that are only briefly mentioned or whose picture is seen on items.

name appearance interactions
Filipe Hasse's coach Mentioned by Hasse on day 22. Apparently wants the Arskickers pennant back.
Inspector's mother-in-law Name seen on the end-of-day screen since day 1
  • Increases food expenses by 5 credits if alive.
Inspector's niece Name seen on the end-of-day screen since day 22 if adopted.
  • Can be adopted at the end of day 21 for 40 credits
  • Increases food expenses by 5 credits if adopted.
  • Gives the inspector his sister's savings (100 credits) on day 22 if adopted.
Inspector's parents Mentioned by a female entrant on day 19.
Inspector's sister Is mentioned as having been arrested on the end-of-day screen on day 21.
  • The game files contain a scripted event where the sister would lend the inspector 170 credits, but the event is not used in the release version.
Inspector's son Name seen on the end-of-day screen since day 1
Inspector's uncle Name seen on the end-of-day screen since day 1
  • Increases food expenses by 5 credits if alive.
Inspector's wife Name seen on the end-of-day screen since day 1
Julia Seen in the photo given by a vengeful father on day 29
Obristan inspector Seen in cutscenes for endings 16 and 18.
Timofei Wee a counterfeiter mentioned in an ad Jorji Costava shows the inspector
  • Money needed to get ending 16 or 18 technically goes to him.

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