Duskdude, also referred to as the Intruder, is the main character of DUSK. Duskdude serves as the embodiment of the player and very little is known about his background.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Duskdude's canon appearance is only revealed through the comics & the ending of the game. He is a tall, older man with a brown trenchcoat & hat.
Lore[edit | edit source]
Level design hints at some story behind Duskdude's origins, but most of it is left unclear in the game itself. However, in the Steam forums the developers have clarified that he was a resident of DUSK, Pennsylvania and during his absence for an unknown reason or period of time, the Cult became prominent in the town and sacrificed his family for opposing them. The level design of E3M7: Homecoming implies what may have happened to his spouse and child, indicated by his comment "It hurts to remember" when their photos are examined. Prior to this confirmation, he was speculated by some to be a treasure hunter who sought the town in hopes of becoming rich, only to end up clashing with the cult.
It is implied that Duskdude's wife and child were killed a house fire due to the sound of crackling flames and screams that are heard when entering the home.
Duskdude may also canonically have a fear or hatred of frogs. Interacting with the cellar door outside of Duskdude's house prompts him to say "Don't want to go down there. Too many frogs." This may explain the appearance of the Horrors, which are very amphibian in appearance. They may be the physical embodiment of Duskdude's fear of frogs.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Duskdude's appearance is similar to that of Caleb from the game Blood.