Learn more about Condemned 2's characters

When we last left Ethan Thomas at the end of Condemned: Criminal Origins, he was struggling to come to grips with the supernatural changes occurring within himself. We know that since then he hasn't been doing so well leading up to the sequel - Condemned 2: Bloodshot. Ethan is now an out-of-work alcoholic teetering on the edge of psychosis.

Apart from that, however, we don't know a whole lot about the game's other characters, but Sega has finally thrown us a bone and provided some lengthy background information on Condemned 2's main characters.

Keep reading to learn more.

Ethan Thomas
Ethan Thomas was at summer camp when his parents where killed. He never received the full story of what happened. He was just told a car accident had taken their lives. Thomas was bounced from foster home to foster home until he entered college. His grades were average until college when studying criminal psychology and law enforcement really sparked his interest. He quickly found himself on a fast track to becoming a criminal profiler within the FBI. Thomas possessed an uncanny ability to visualize a crime scene and decipher important information regarding the perpetrator.

He was transferred to the Serial Crimes Unit (SCU) and began a very successful career under Deputy Director, Ike Farrell. Farrell personally recommended Thomas to the SCU and kept a close eye on his development as an agent. After a series of bizarre and unfortunate events, Thomas found himself drifting further and further from SCU, his former life and to some degree, his sanity. He became a suspect in a double homicide involving two Metro Police Officers. His boss, Ike Farrell, attempted to bring him in from the cold but Thomas refused-he trusted no one. He had questions about himself and about the mysterious dark influence over man that no one could answer. In addition, he commonly experienced horrific hallucinations that were getting worse each passing day. Wanting to numb his internal plight, Ethan hits rock bottom by choosing a life of isolation and self-medication to help silence his inner demons.

Deputy Director Ike Farrell and Special Agent Dorland
Farrell and Dorland are both acting members of a secret organization. Farrell holds a high position in the agency, doing his part to influence and guide mankind according to the grand scheme. Dorland is Farrell's right hand man and loose-cannon who is anxious to reach the top, but tends to make rash decisions and often appears impatient. He respects Farrell, but would step right over him if he had the opportunity. Both Farrell and Dorland are racked with pain due to the artificial tuning hidden under their skin. Farrell, a much older member, and a sufferer of many surgical re-tunings, lives with pain that he can barely endure. In fact, he is addicted to numerous kinds of pain killers that he must take regularly just to give the outward appearance of acting normal.
When Ethan Thomas completed his medical examination while applying for the FBI, the results were intercepted and sent directly to Farrell. A chest x-ray revealed that Thomas had a cross-stringed vocal cord structure, prompting further investigation by Farrell that eventually led to the identity of Thomas' parents. He believed Thomas could be of great value and arranged to have him transferred to the SCU. However, after the strange events that took place during several mysterious investigations, Thomas left the agency and away from Farrell's protection.

Special Agent Rosa Angel and Special Agent LeRue
Rosa and LeRue are humans and their back stories are typical-smart and driven professionals who find themselves in the middle of something they don't understand or ever expected. Rosa was (and still is) a true friend of Thomas and will never purposely do anything that jeopardizes his well-being. LeRue is a new acquaintance of Thomas' and eventually becomes a trusted ally. The path will be rocky, but the struggle will shape their relationship.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.