Original Mode NPCs

The Thing 2 RPG “Original Mode” NPC Recruitment Guide. *SPOILERS*
Last Updated: 12/12/2015

Below is a list of each NPC in “Original Mode” that you can recruit; detailing their name, class and conditions for recruitment.

 

Level 01: US Outpost #31

North, Soldier
Part of your starting team.

Burrows, Engineer
Part of your starting team.

Weldon, Medic
Part of your starting team.

 

Level 02: Norwegian Outpost

Carter, Engineer
Found inside the main building. Talk to him and give him medical attention to recruit him.

Cruz, Soldier
Found inside the main building. Talk to him to recruit him.

 

Level 03: Weather Station

Pierce, Captain
Pierce can be found in the small 2 tier lab building. He’s upstairs but won’t help you out until you search for the rest of his squad. Return to him once you have found Pace.

Pace, Engineer
Pace is wondering around in a giant storage building. You will have to get access via the roof to enter the building. Talk to him to recruit him.

Williams, Medic
Williams is locked in the Medical Building. Recruit Pierce to get the key. Williams will join you through a blood test.

Shadow, Attack Dog [NewGame+]
Shadow the Attack Dog will appear in the same building as Pierce but only if you have beaten Original Mode on Normal before and are playing a NewGame+ game with that saved data. Just talk to Shadow to recruit her.

 

Level 04: Norwegian Base

Honeywell, Pilot
A member of Charlie Team; They are found in a small building to the far north of the base. You will have to go through the main base building to get to them. Talk to her to recruit her.

Parker, Scout
A member of Charlie Team; They are found in a small building to the far north of the base. You will have to go through the main base building to get to them. Talk to him to recruit him.

Webster, Soldier
A member of Charlie Team; They are found in a small building to the far north of the base. You will have to go through the main base building to get to them. Talk to him to recruit him.

 

Level 05: Warehouse

Guy, Engineer
Found on the second floor of the warehouse. Talk to him to recruit him.

Wright, Researcher
Found in the Warehouse Elevator room. To recruit him you need to find a missing photo for him which is in one of the lower levels that you can access with the elevator.

Collins, Researcher
Collins can be found in the Quarantine level of the lower section. Talk to him to recruit him.

Carpenter, Researcher
Carpenter can be found in the Quarantine level of the lower section if you are playing on at least Normal Difficulty. He’s locked in one of the cells and you need to find the key to free him. Once free just talk to him and he will join you.

 

Level 06: Submersible

Avery, Soldier
Avery is the first person you will meet on this level. He can be found defending the checkpoint area. He won’t respect you enough to follow you until Blake is at least Rank 6 or higher.

Keyes, Researcher
Found sulking in the Captain’s Quarter. He can only be recruited if you can find him some Insulin which may appear in random locations on this level.

Price, Engineer
Price is found in the Engineers Deck. He’s hiding out but will join you if you just speak to him.

Parnevick, Medic
He’s hiding out in the Medical Room. You will need a bottle of “J&B Rare” to recruit him.

Onishi, Medic
Onishi is the first NPC you should see once you go to the lower area of the Submersible via an elevator. She only speaks Japanese so you will need “Keyes” in your party to recruit her.

Faraday, Doctor
Faraday is found in the Testing Chambers. Your main objective is to rescue him and escort him safely to the exit. He will join you once you have access to the chamber he is sealed in.

 

Level 07: Gen Inc Viral Facility

Pierce, Captain
Pierce will re-join you at the start of this level.

Survivors from Level 01 to 06
You can find anyone who survived your campaign so far to be locked away in the cell block area of the facility. You will have to find cell keys to unlock each NPC’s cell to re-recruit them to your cause.

Falcheck, Medic
Found in the Medical Room. You need to find him a “Medical Mask” to recruit him.

Stanmore, Scientist
He can be found in the CCTV Room. He will join you once you have obtained the Elevator Code.

Dixon, Engineer
Dixon is in the Incineration Room. You will need a Medic or regular Medikit to patch him up to recruit him.

Fisk, Soldier
Fisk is a prisoner in the Cell Block areas. Just unlock his cell to recruit him to your cause.

Ashtiani, Soldier [NewGame+]
Ashtiani will appear in the Armory but only if you have beaten Original Mode on Easy before and are playing a NewGame+ game with that saved data. Ashtiani will give you a task to complete, once done return to him to recruit him.

 

Level 08: US Army Base

Smith, Sniper
In the Main Building where you start. Talk to him to recruit him.

Temple, Medic
In the Main Building, Whitley’s Office. You need to give him medical attention to recruit him.

Russell, Pilot
He’s found in the Barracks building. You need to find a US Arctic Map and show it to him before he will assist you.

Bashford, Doctor
Found in the Officer Barracks building. Talk to him to recruit him.

Rodriguez, Scientist
Found in the Officer Barracks building. She will only join you if at least one of her colleagues are still alive. (Collins, Wright, Carpenter, Keyes or Onishi)

Powell, Engineer
Found in the Warehouse. Bring him some “Painkillers” to recruit him.

Hartman, Elite [NewGame+]
Hartman will appear in the Rec Room but only if you have beaten Original Mode on Swedish before and are playing a NewGame+ game with that saved data. Hartman will only join you if you can find him some evidence which you automatically collect when you find the Warehouse Key.

 

Level 09: Airstrip

Sturdy, Medic
Found in the Medical Building. Talk to him to recruit him.

Mckeowan, Pilot
Found in the Guard Post building. You need to give him an “SMG Ext. Mag” Mod to recruit him.

Parkes, Soldier
Found in the Generator room of the Main Building. Talk to him to recruit him.

Levele, Engineer
Found in the Storage Room of the Main Building. Give him a “Torch” to recruit him.

Reed, Medic
Found in one of the hallways off of the main building. Give him medical attention to recruit him.

Van Cliff, Engineer
Found on the second floor of the main building. Talk to him to recruit him.

 

Level 10: Weapons Testing Facility

Austin, Scientist
Austin will never join you. The only way to recruit him is to coerce him and hope that he doesn’t try to be a hero.

Stolis, Engineer
Found near the exit elevator. He is having a disagreement with Ryan. Resolve the issue to recruit Stolis.

Ryan, Engineer
Found near the exit elevator. He is having a disagreement with Stolis. Resolve the issue to recruit Ryan.

Pierce, Captain
Pierce can be found in the Holding Cells. Find the “Holding Cell Keys” to rescue him.

Daly, Researcher
Daly can be found in the Holding Cells. Find the “Holding Cell Keys” to rescue him.

Peitola, Scientist
Found in the Observation Room in the Firing Range Area. Talk to him to recruit him.

Cohen, Medic
Found in a Medical Room. Give him medical attention to recruit him.

 

Level 11: Field Base

Orton, Captain
Found in the watchtower. Help hold off an assault to recruit him.

 

Level 12: Crashsite

There are no recruit-able NPC’s on this level.

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