Story Mode NPCs

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

Below is a list of each NPC in “Story Mode” that you can recruit; detailing their name, class and conditions for recruitment. As Story Mode is more of a free roam and open experience compared to other campaigns, NPC’s will be listed by which area they appear in and the areas will be sorted based on the order that you are likely to visit them in.

It should be noted that certain NPC’s will only appear if you are playing a normal story or a marathon story. A “Normal Story” is when you start a New Story Mode game from the main game menu and certain characters from Blake’s Squad will appear as part of the story. A “Marathon Story” is when you complete Original Mode and go straight to a New Story Mode via the Marathon Option that is offered to you at the end of Original Mode. In Marathon Mode any survivors from Original Mode will appear throughout Story Mode keeping any equipment (not weapons) and experience gained along with any skills/traits learned.

 

Main Mission Areas

-Chapter 1-

Blake’s Crashsite

Brittle, Scout
Part of your starting team.

K.Keyes, Engineer
Part of your starting team.

Parnham, Soldier
Part of your starting team.

Rigby, Medic
Part of your starting team.

Wallins, Sniper
Part of your starting team.

Dog, Attack Dog
Part of your starting team.

Hammans, Pilot
Part of your starting team but is a reserve member of your squad (Must be swapped in via the Party Menu).

 

Mining Outpost

Avery, Soldier (Normal Story)
Found in the Mines, talk to him to recruit him.

Honeywell, Pilot (Normal Story)
Found in the Mines, talk to her to recruit him.

North, Soldier (Marathon Story)
Found in the Mines, talk to him to recruit him.

Burrows, Engineer (Marathon Story)
Found in the Mines, talk to him to recruit him.

Weldon, Medic (Marathon Story)
Found in the Mines, talk to him to recruit him.

 

Field Base

Keyes, Researcher (Normal Story)
Found in the Supply Storage Building, give him “Painkillers” to recruit him.

Onishi, Medic (Normal Story)
Found in the Kennels Building, give her “Food” to recruit her.

Carter, Engineer (Marathon Story)
Found in the Generator Shed, give him “Food” to recruit him.

Cruz, Soldier (Marathon Story)
Found in the Armory, give him “Painkillers” to recruit him.

 

-Chapter 2-

Weapons Research Ruins

Van Cliff, Engineer (Normal Story)
Found in one of the rooms off the main elevator area. Give him a “Toolkit” to recruit him. He will join you for free if Blake is in your squad.

Smith, Sniper (Normal Story)
Found in the Cell Block room, give him a “Hand Grenade” to recruit him He will join you for free if Blake is in your squad.

Pace, Engineer (Marathon Story)
Found in one of the storage rooms off the main elevator area. Just talk to him to recruit him.

Williams, Medic (Marathon Story)
Found in the medical room off of the side hall area. Give him an “Advanced Medikit” to recruit him.

Keller, Hazmat
Found in the elevator during a side mission for Robert. Just talk to her to recruit her. Robert must be alive to recruit her.

Grim, Hazmat
Found in one of the rooms off the main elevator area during a side mission for Robert. Complete mission objectives to recruit him. Robert must be alive to recruit him.

 

British Base

Spencer, Doctor
Found in the main building. . You must complete the British Base Side Mission to recruit him.

Cooper, Scout
Found in the main building. You must complete the British Base Side Mission to recruit him.

Griffon, Researcher
Found outside after certain story events. You must complete the British Base Side Mission to recruit him.

Matthews, Scientist
Found in one of the small buildings. You must complete the British Base Side Mission to recruit him.

 

French Camp

Garnier, Medic
Found in one of the tents. You must “Question” her to get information before she will join you.

Gillion, Medic
Found near Garnier. Just talk to him to recruit him.

 

British Camp

Brown, Soldier
Found in one of the tents. You must “Question” him to get information before he will join you.

Harris, Pilot
Found Outside, Brown must be in your party to recruit him.

 

Abandoned Base

Hawks’ [NewGame+]
Hawks’ will appear in one of the small buildings but only if you have beaten Story Mode on Easy before and are playing a NewGame+ game with that saved data. Hawks’ will join you if you give him “Anxiety Pills”.

Honeywell, Pilot (Marathon Story)
Found in one of the small buildings. Just talk to her to recruit her.

Parker, Scout (Marathon Story)
Found in one of the small buildings. Just talk to him to recruit him.

Webster, Soldier (Marathon Story)
Found in the main building. Just talk to him to recruit him.

 

Ice Caves

Sturdy, Medic (Normal Story)
Found in the North-East area. You must give him “Steroids” to recruit him. He will join you for free if Blake is in your squad.

Parkes, Soldier (Normal Story)
Found in the West area. Give him “SG Imp. Grip” to recruit him. He will join you for free if Blake is in your squad.

Guy, Engineer (Marathon Story)
Found in the East area. Give him “Flares” to recruit him.

Collins, Researcher (Marathon Story)
Found in the South-West area. Give him “Painkillers” to recruit him.

Carpenter, Researcher (Marathon Story)
Found in the South area. Give him a “Tomahawk” to recruit him.

Wright, Researcher (Marathon Story)
Found in the South area. Give him “Food” to recruit him.

Shadow, Attack Dog (Marathon Story)
Found in the North-East area. Just talk to her to recruit her.

 

Power Station

Blake, Captain/Elite
Found in one of the small buildings. Complete the main story objectives in the area to recruit him. If you have beaten Original Mode on Normal difficulty before on your current save data you may change Blake from “Captain” class to “Elite” class if you wish.

Trigger, Pilot
Found in one of the small buildings. He will only join you once Blake is in your squad.

Orton, Captain (Normal Story)
Found in the Main Building. Give him a “Toolkit” to recruit him. He will join you for free if Blake is in your squad.

Bashford, Doctor (Normal Story)
Found in one of the small buildings. Give him a “Antibiotic Kit” to recruit him. He will join you for free if Blake is in your squad.

Price, Engineer (Marathon Story)
Found in one of the small buildings. Give him a “Toolkit” to recruit him.

Parnevick, Medic (Marathon Story)
Found in the Main Building. Give him “Adrenaline” to recruit him.

Avery, Soldier (Marathon Story)
Found in the Main Building. Give him “Morphine” to recruit him.

Keyes, Researcher (Marathon Story)
Found in one of the small buildings. Give him a “Medikit” to recruit him.

Onishi, Medic (Marathon Story)
Found in one of the small buildings. Giver her “Painkillers” to recruit her.

 

Enco Oil Outpost

Bradley, Pilot
Found in the first building. Give him a “M1911” handgun to recruit him.

Jones, Engineer
Found in the Garage Building. The Player Character must know the “Explosives Pro” skill to recruit him.

Ford, Medic
Found in the medical building. You can employ his services for 20 Supplies.

Tucker, Engineer
Found in one of the buildings. Give him a “Gecko Recon Vest” to recruit him.

Moore, Researcher
Found in one of the buildings. You can employ his services for 10 Supplies.

Charon, Engineer
Found in one of the buildings. You can employ his services for 25 Supplies.

 

-Chapter 3-

Army Base (Ruins)

Bashford, Doctor (Marathon Story)
Found in the remains of the Officer Barracks. Give him a “Large Medikit” to recruit him.

Rodriguez, Scientist (Marathon Story)
Found in the watchtower. Give her a “Torch” to recruit her.

 

Gen Inc Viral Facility (Ruins)

Yoshimi, Scientist
Found to the West of the second section of the ruins. Help complete her “Unmarked” side mission to recruit her.

Black, Doctor
Found in the third section of the ruins. Complete the main story objectives in the area to recruit her.

Taylor, Scientist
Found in the third section of the ruins. Once you’ve met Doctor Black just talk to him to recruit him.

Robertson, Soldier
Found in the third section of the ruins. Once you’ve met Doctor Black just talk to him to recruit him.

Robert, Hazmat
Found North in the third section of the ruins. Complete his “Unmarked” side mission to recruit him.

“Spectre”, Hazmat [NewGame+]
“Spectre” will appear North-West in the third section of the ruins but only if you have beaten Story Mode on Swedish before and are playing a NewGame+ game with that saved data. “Spectre” will only join you if Robert is in your squad.

Falcheck, Medic (Marathon Story)
Found to the West of the first section of the ruins. Give him a “Endurance Stim” to recruit him.

Dixon, Engineer (Marathon Story)
Found to the West of the first section of the ruins. Give him a “Incendiary Grenade” to recruit him.

Fisk, Soldier (Marathon Story)
Found to the North-West of the second section of the ruins. You can employ his services for 20 Supplies.

Stanmore, Scientist (Marathon Story)
Found in the East of the second section of the ruins. The Player Character must know the “Incendiary Pro” skill to recruit him.

Ashtiani, Soldier (Marathon Story)
Found in the central area of the second section of the ruins in what was once the armory. Just talk to him to recruit him.

 

Crashsite

Orton, Captain (Marathon Story)
Talk to him to recruit him.

Pierce, Captain (Marathon Story)
Talk to him to recruit him.

 

US Army Camp

“Oddball”, Soldier
Found in one of the tents. Give him medical attention then either find his lost “Riot Shield” or give him one from your inventory to recruit him.

Mochizuki, Sniper [NewGame+]
Mochizuki can be found outside one of the Watchtowers but only if you have beaten Story Mode on Normal before and are playing a NewGame+ game with that saved data. Complete her “Unmarked” side mission to recruit her.

 

Weather Station

Farnes, Doctor
Found in the main building. Once you can reach him just talk to him to recruit him.

Stray, Medic
Found in one of the small buildings. Doctor Farnes must be in your squad to recruit him.

Evanstad, Engineer
Found in one of the small buildings. Doctor Farnes must be in your squad to recruit him.

 

US Army Outpost

Foley, Sniper
Found locked away in the cell blocks. Each cell can only be unlocked with individual keys. Free him to recruit him.

Fey, Attack Dog
Found locked away in the cell blocks. Each cell can only be unlocked with individual keys. Free her to recruit her.

Swash, Scout
Found locked away in the cell blocks. Each cell can only be unlocked with individual keys. Free him to recruit him.

Chambers, Soldier
Found locked away in the cell blocks. Each cell can only be unlocked with individual keys. Free him to recruit him.

Doherty, Soldier
Found locked away in the cell blocks. Each cell can only be unlocked with individual keys. Free him to recruit him.

Smith, Sniper (Marathon Story)
Found locked away in the cell blocks. Each cell can only be unlocked with individual keys. Free him to recruit him.

Temple, Medic (Marathon Story)
Found locked away in the cell blocks. Each cell can only be unlocked with individual keys. Free him to recruit him.

Russell, Pilot (Marathon Story)
Found locked away in the cell blocks. Each cell can only be unlocked with individual keys. Free him to recruit him.

Powell, Engineer (Marathon Story)
Found locked away in the cell blocks. Each cell can only be unlocked with individual keys. Free him to recruit him.

Hartman, Elite (Marathon Story)
Found locked away in the cell blocks. Each cell can only be unlocked with individual keys. Free him to recruit him.

 

-Chapter 4-

US Army Base

Rogers, Captain
Found in the Lab building. Complete the Main Story Objective in the area to recruit him.

Bramford, Scout
Found locked up in one of the cells inside the main building. The cells can all be unlocked with the “Cell Keys (UsAb)”. Free him to recruit him.

Sturdy, Medic (Marathon Story)
Found locked up in one of the cells inside the main building. The cells can all be unlocked with the “Cell Keys (UsAb)”. Free him to recruit him.

Van Cliff, Engineer (Marathon Story)
Found locked up in one of the cells inside the main building. The cells can all be unlocked with the “Cell Keys (UsAb)”. Free him to recruit him.

Parkes, Soldier (Marathon Story)
Found locked up in one of the cells inside the main building. The cells can all be unlocked with the “Cell Keys (UsAb)”. Free him to recruit him.

Mckeowan, Pilot (Marathon Story)
Found locked up in one of the cells inside the main building. The cells can all be unlocked with the “Cell Keys (UsAb)”. Free him to recruit him.

Levele, Engineer (Marathon Story)
Found locked up in one of the cells inside the main building. The cells can all be unlocked with the “Cell Keys (UsAb)”. Free him to recruit him.

Reed, Medic (Marathon Story)
Found locked up in one of the cells inside the main building. The cells can all be unlocked with the “Cell Keys (UsAb)”. Free him to recruit him.

 

New Airstrip

Connors, Medic
Found in the side building that is part of the main building. Connors has been locked up in the storage areas and you need the “Storage Keys [As]” to free him. The Main Player Character must know the “Incendiary Pro” skill to recruit him.

Cook, Engineer
Cook is found on the bottom floor of the Control Tower building. You can employ his services for 30 Supplies.

 

Access Tunnels

Wells, Engineer
Found on the East side of the Access Tunnels area. Give him a “Spas-12” shotgun to recruit him.

Cohen, Medic (Marathon Story)
Found on the West side of the Access Tunnels area. Give him Medical Attention to recruit him.

 

Gen Inc Underground

Wood, Engineer
Found in the Generator Room. Just talk to him to recruit him.

Nikolai, Captain
Found in the Medical Facility. Complete Nikolai’s side mission to recruit him.

Hunter, Scout
Found in the Medical Facility. Help Nikolai out and he will join you.

Cole, Soldier
Found in the Medical Facility. Help Nikolai out and he will join you.

Perry, Medic
Found in the Medical Facility. Give him a “Sledgehammer” to recruit him.

Gray, Soldier
Found locked up in the Viral & Testing Facility section. You need the “Cell Keys [GI]” to free him. Free him to recruit him.

Knight, Hazmat
Knight will appear in the Viral & Testing Facility section once you complete Main Story Objectives in the area. He will only join you if you have met a NPC named Robert before, otherwise he will leave.

Kaneda, Hazmat
Kaneda will only appear in the Viral & Testing Facility section if Knight is in your squad and you are playing the game on at least Normal difficulty.

Daly, Researcher (Marathon Story)
Found in the Electronics Facility. Talk to him to recruit him.

Austin, Scientist (Marathon Story)
Found in the Electronics Facility. Talk to him to recruit him.

Peitola, Scientist (Marathon Story)
Found in the Electronics Facility. Talk to him to recruit him.

Ryan, Engineer (Marathon Story)
Found locked up in the Viral & Testing Facility section. You need the “Cell Keys [GI]” to free him. Free him to recruit him.

Stolis, Engineer (Marathon Story)
Found locked up in the Viral & Testing Facility section. You need the “Cell Keys [GI]” to free him. Free him to recruit him.

 

Side Mission Areas

Quintel’s Outpost / Site #72

Hawke, Scientist
Hawke is already part of the Quintel’s community when you first encounter them. To recruit her to your team you must complete all of her side missions and have a community reputation of more than 60.

Cody, Medic
Cody will appear as part of Quintel’s community once one of two conditions have been fulfilled:
1) You met an NPC named West who told you about the community, in which case Cody will show up at the community during Chapter 3 of the Main Story Missions.
2) If you didn’t meet an NPC named West you can find Cody at the Army Base Ruins during Chapter 3; in this case HE will be the one to tell you about the community and will therefore appear as part of the community when you get there.
To recruit Cody to your team you must complete all of his side missions and have a community reputation of more than 40.

Kuriyama, Scout
Once you have reached Chapter 3 of the Main Story Missions, new Side Missions will be available from Quintel’s Community Noticeboard. Complete the one for Kuriyama to get her to join the community. To recruit her to your team you must complete all of her side missions and have a community reputation of more than 60.

Briggs, Soldier
Once you have reached Chapter 3 of the Main Story Missions, new Side Missions will be available from Quintel’s Community Noticeboard. Complete the one for Briggs to get him to join the community. To recruit him to your team you must complete all of his side missions and have a community reputation of more than 60.

Louka, Pilot
Once you have reached Chapter 3 of the Main Story Missions, new Side Missions will be available from Quintel’s Community Noticeboard. Complete the one for Kuriyama to get her to join the community. To recruit her to your team you must complete all of her side missions and have a community reputation of more than 40.

Nivans, Sniper
Once you have reached Chapter 4 of the Main Story Missions, new Side Missions will be available from Quintel’s Community Noticeboard. On one of these missions you will meet Nivans but based on the events of a previous Community Noticeboard mission during Chapter 2 of the Main Story; he will either surrender and join Quintel’s community or attack you. If he joins Quintel’s Community you can recruit him by talking to him once you have reached a community reputation of more than 90.

Two-Ten, Attack Dog
Two-Ten will appear at the community as part of a random event that has a chance to occur everytime you visit Quintel’s Outpost/Site #72. To recruit Two-Ten to your team you must complete all of his side missions, the Main Player Character must be at least rank 10 and you must have a Community Reputation of more than 40.

 

Mercenary Trading Post

Brea, Scout
Brea has a chance of randomly appearing at the Trading Post everytime you visit. You can employ her services for 25 Supplies.

Cannon, Scout
Cannon has a chance of randomly appearing at the Trading Post everytime you visit. You can employ her services for 45 Supplies.

Blade, Soldier
Blade has a chance of randomly appearing at the Trading Post everytime you visit. You can employ her services for 35 Supplies.

Ordo, Soldier
Ordo has a chance of randomly appearing at the Trading Post everytime you visit. You can employ his services for 100 Supplies.

Jose, Sniper [Special Transfer Character]
Jose will only appear at the Trading Post if you have beaten Prequel Mode on any difficulty before with the “Bonus” ending and are playing a NewGame+ game with that saved data. You can employ his services for 75 Supplies.

 

Medical Outpost

Shinn, Scout
Found in the Medical Outpost Main Building once you have complete a side mission there. You can only recruit her if you complete her “Unmarked” Side Mission.

 

Japanese Outpost

Otsuka, Engineer
Found at the Japanese Outpost. You must complete all of the side missions in the area to recruit her.

Yajima, Medic
Found at the Japanese Outpost. You must complete all of the side missions in the area to recruit her.

Kimura, Scientist
Found at the Japanese Outpost. You must complete all of the side missions in the area to recruit her.

Keiko, Attack Dog
Found at the Japanese Outpost. You must complete all of the side missions in the area to recruit her.

 

Abandoned Runway / The Vault

Violet, Hazmat
During the side mission “The Heist” she will automatically join you.

Fischer, Scout
During the side mission “The Heist” he will automatically join you.

Itsuki, Medic
During the final part or on completion of the side mission “The Heist” talk to Itsuki and she will join you.

Zabiarov, Doctor
During the side mission “The Heist” she will automatically join you.

 

Abandoned Campsite

Lloyd, Researcher
If you can find her, just talk to her to recruit her.

 

US Outpost #31

MacReady, Pilot
To meet MacReady and his friends you must complete all of his side missions. His first mission may randomly trigger each time you visit Quintel’s Community during Chapter 3 of the Main Story Missions. Each of his side missions will lead to the next and eventually take you to the location of “US Outpost #31”. Complete his final side missions here to recruit this legendary character.

Childs, Engineer
If Childs survives MacReady’s side missions then he will appear at US Outpost #31. Just talk to him to recruit him.

Anja, Scout
If Anja survives MacReady’s side missions then she will appear at US Outpost #31. Just talk to her to recruit her.

Ulrick, Medic
If Ulrick survives MacReady’s side missions then he will appear at US Outpost #31. Just talk to him to recruit him.

 

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10 comments on “Story Mode NPCs

  1. I found some bug… Top Left text not Appear… i cant beat the game… password room to gen inc underground… i go to pc… top left text not appear .. T_T… This happen when i play marathon.. i play latest build

    • Please Clarify.
      There is an issue at the Gen Inc Underground, Underground Access or the Ruined Outpost “Access” to the Underground?
      Have you collected all 4 digits and what text is not appearing I don’t fully understand what you mean. A screenshot might help.
      Sometimes there is a slight problem with text display; the only way to fix this is if regular text is called. Can Crafting Stations/Bloodtest or Save Stations still be used and does the text appear correctly?

  2. This has confused me even more; The Pop-up text isn’t appearing for the Gen Inc Codes at the Ruined Outpost Right? I need you to clarify, if it helps send me the save file.

  3. Not just the code.. all popup text isn’t appearing.. like “Is that Blood” “Im Not Infected Asshole”

    its okay… i already start over again.. the hardest mod is prequel… team burst out is everywhere..

  4. Well it still doesn’t fix why the text was not appearing; its an issue that I’ve never encountered and obviously needs fixing. Do you know what you were doing in the game before you noticed the text would no longer show?

    Prequel isn’t so bad, use your saves wisely and loot the ship as late as possible to get better stuff.

    • Yes I know about the time bar, its fixed in v2.5.2 (unreleased) I was more considered about you not being able to get into the Gen Inc underground area.
      The only way to get rid of the time bar is in Original or Survival Mode as they both use and clear the bar. I forgot to clear the bar at the end of Prequel in v2.5.1

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