Characters are NPCs that contribute to the storyline. Due to the nature of the series, these characters can range from a subconscious panel of animal mask wearing entities to a friendly vendor who seems to work at every corner all the way to an old man who has tired of his own actions.
Hotline Miami 1 Edit
The first game in the series features two protagonists:
The other characters in the game are NPCs, even though the player does interact with most of them.
- Richter (Rat)
- Richard (Rooster)
- Rasmus (Owl)
- Don Juan (Horse)
- The Russian Boss
- The Ninja Girl
- The Old Man
- The Police Chief
- The Club Owner
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Edit
Unlike the first game, the second game in the series features a huge cast of characters, each with their own point of view. Some of the protagonists however will also be NPCs and will interact with each other. There are also a many NPCs that the player will get to interact with.
The protagonists are:
- Detective Manny Pardo
- The Fans (5 individuals)
- Martin Brown a.k.a The Pig Butcher
- The Russian Mobsters (2 individuals)
- US Soldiers in the Vietnam War (4 individuals, unknown how many are playable)
The NPCs will mostly feature new characters, though some characters from the first game will make a return in this one. These are: