1,377 Pages

He once sailed across the English Channel, flew over forests in a hot air balloon, and visited countless wondrous countries... Kurt Frank's life is as exciting as a travel novel!

Kurt Frank, also known as the Explorer, is a survivor available for purchase after completion of the prologue. He is one of the 29 playable survivors added to Identity V.


Kurt has a lean build with a peach skin tone. He has brown hair, which is combed to the right and extends down into a beard. He has a blue t-shirt, a pair of blue denim jeans, a pair of brown boots, a brown hiker's backpack, and a belt that holds a coiled lasso and a satchel. He also has a stitch that runs across his right eye. Both of his eyes are brown.


Kurt is an experienced explorer, passionate about exploring the limits of humanity. He has sailed across the English Channel, flown over old-growth forests in a hot air balloon, and, of course, joined a life-or-death game. As a master of survival, maybe he has a good shot at winning?[1]


External Traits

Deduction Targets

All completed objectives reward the player with +335 Logic points for the Logic Path.

Please press "Expand" to see the deduction path.

Deduction Conclusion
Treasure Hunt: Hey, this is like a dragon's lair. I bet there's treasure here!
  • Basic Objective: Open 1 Chest
  • Advanced Objective 1: Open 2 Chests
  • Advanced Objective 2: Open 3 Chests
A journal entry: I'm walking in the wild, and then, look! This is what I found in the dragon's lair... A torch? I take these stories too seriously.
Road to Success: You should have gone to college, father once said.
  • Basic Objective: Achieve 50% co-op decoding progress
  • Advanced Objective 1: Achieve 70% co-op decoding progress
  • Advanced Objective 2: Achieve 100% co-op decoding progress
A journal entry: I don't like school. Nothing but callous snobs.
Russian Roulette: I love it here; it truly is beautiful! Everyone is so kind!
  • Basic Objective: Complete 1 Calibration
  • Advanced Objective 1: Complete 3 Calibrations
  • Advanced Objective 2: Complete 5 Calibrations
A bill: Dear Mr. Kurt Frank, please pay your debt of 700 dollars by this Friday. Any overdue fees will be charged at an interest of 1% per month.
The Beginning of a Lie: I miss my time in the barracks. Actually, I miss the people there.
  • Basic Objective: Encounter 1 Teammate
  • Advanced Objective 1: Encounter 2 Teammates
  • Advanced Objective 2: Encounter 3 Teammates
A photo: A young explorer in a recruit's uniform. He looks thin and gloomy.
Heart-healing Stories: Why didn't you tell us about the stories you have read? Perhaps it would cheer everybody up.
  • Basic Objective: Successfully heal 1 teammate
  • Advanced Objective 1: Successfully heal 2 teammates
  • Advanced Objective 2: Successfully heal 3 teammates
A Photo: The young explorer is engrossed in a book
The Perfect Speech: Notable explorers are known to be great storytellers. Otherwise, how is it that all those legends become so well known?
  • Basic Objective: Complete 1 perfect calibration 
  • Advanced Objective 1: Complete 2 perfect calibrations
  • Advanced Objective 2: Complete 3 perfect calibrations
A photo: An explorer in uniform is animatedly narrating something to a group of people. Everyone seems captivated.
Become a hero: A true hero would never leave someone behind.
  • Basic Objective: Rescue 1 teammate from a rocket chair
  • Advanced Objective 1: Rescue 2 teammates from rocket chairs
  • Advanced Objective 2: Rescue 3 teammates from rocket chairs
A journal entry: Those people despise me. They think I'm useless. I'll prove them wrong.
Self-Awareness: A lie will come true when you repeat it a thousand times, at least when you keep telling it to yourself.
  • Basic Objective: Achieve 100% decoding progress
  • Advanced Objective 1: Achieve 200% decoding progress
  • Advanced Objective 2: Achieve 300% decoding progress
A journal entry: That's what I've been through. My "real" experience. I am a true explorer.
Road-blocking "Dragons": These giant, fanged... dragons! You can't stop an explorer!
  • Basic Objective: Stun hunter with a pallet 1 time
  • Advanced Objective 1: Stun hunter with a pallet 2 times
  • Advanced Objective 2: Stun hunter with a pallet 3 times
Actually, I might have just made a mistake.
Escape from Reality: Would you still be passionate after learning the truth about life?
  • Basic Objective: Escape via dungeon
  • Advanced Objective 1: Escape via dungeon
  • Advanced Objective 2: Escape via dungeon
A journal entry: I want to get out of here; anywhere but here. Just get me out of this school.
Tact: As an explorer, you need to know how to avoid damage.
  • Basic Objective: Escape from the hunter 1 time.
  • Advanced Objective 1: Escape from the hunter 2 times.
  • Advanced Objective 2: Escape from the hunter 3 times
A journal entry: I once witnessed the battle between Don Quixote and the Biscayan up close! It was a great battle! I got out of there, of course.
Gulliver's Travels: A book on magic!
  • Basic Objective: While shrunk, run for a total of 20 seconds
  • Advanced Objective 1: While shrunk, run for a total of 40 seconds
  • Advanced Objective 2: While shrunk, run for a total of 60 seconds 
A journal entry: An incredible perspective... when I read this, the world around me seemed to expand.

After deducing Objective 12: Gulliver's Travels, Kurt's Worn Clothes costume will be unlocked.

Full Conclusion

"Why don't you tell us about the stories you have read? Perhaps it would cheer everybody up."

The following section of this page contains theories and lore that has been pieced together by players and may contain unconfirmed information. If you add to this section, please only add theories supported by in-game evidence, and link to the source where such information was obtained or the original theorizer.

The adventurer Kurt Frank was born in Yorkshire, England. After he was born, he moved with his parents and immigrated. He went from England to Italy, then to France, and back to the UK, constantly moving through a variety of adult travellers. This unique experience made Kurt feel like a migratory bird, forming a typical escaped personality, and it was difficult to concentrate. Every day, he was obsessed with reading novels about ancient artifacts and expeditions, such as the classic Gulliver's Travels. He always thought that he was a great adventurer.

Kurt is good at sailing and hot air balloon driving, and because he had been reading Gulliver’s Travels, he goes out almost every day. He brings the book with him since Kurt wants to be as small as the protagonist.

Appearance Decoration


  • None


Non-exclusive accessories that can be worn by any survivor can be found here.

Special Accessories

  • None


Pets for survivors are non-exclusive and can be worn by any character. A full list of Pets can be found here.



Note: This only lists exclusive graffiti. Basic graffiti that can be used by any character can be found here.


This section only lists emotes exclusive or rare to this character. The list of Emotes that almost every survivor can use can be found here.

  • No exclusive emotes

Standby Motions

Most standby Motions are non-exclusive and available for almost every single survivor. The list of Standby Motions that almost every survivor can use can be found here. Exclusive or rare Standby Motions for the Explorer are:


  • He is the cheapest survivor that can be bought.
  • He is the only known survivor with an accessory (his hiker's backpack) covering his back.
  • The book he carries is 'Gulliver's Travels'.
  • He likes travels and novels. He dislikes insects.
  • His birthday is March 1st.
  • His letter reveals that he was an patient of White Sand Street Asylum and had schizophrenia.
  • His book 'Gulliver's Travels'. can be found during the Emma's diary over a table in the dinning room



  1. http://id5.163.com/news/official/20171020/26476_719801.html Some additional information on the Explorer, Kurt Frank, including some information on the Mechanic, Tracy Reznik.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.