A hunter is a type of character in Identity V. They are responsible for eliminating survivors and sending them back to the manor by placing them on Rocket Chairs 1-3 times.
Hunters are able to attack survivors, and after two hits the survivor will drop to the ground where they can then be picked up by a hunter. Hunters must then put the survivor in a Rocket Chair and keep them there until the countdown completes.
Different traits and abilities vary between the hunters which provides them with unique gameplay.
Though movement speed varies from hunter to hunter, all are at least slightly faster than survivors, though they go slower through vaultable windows. Some hunters are very fast (like The Ripper or Geisha) while others are very slow (like Hell Ember and Feaster) and must use other abilities to catch their prey.
Hunters will have a long recovery animation after hitting a survivor, an occupied Rocket Chair, or hitting a survivor object (such as Mechanic's doll or Gravekeeper when burrowed). Hunters can also be stunned for a period of time by being hit with a dropped pallet, the tram on Eversleeping Town, or certain survivor abilities (the Flare Gun, Enchantress heart attack, Prospector's magnets, being tackled by Forward, shocked by Prisoner, or going through a Priestess portal), which not only stops the hunter from taking any actions but knocks carried survivors out of their hands.
List of Hunters
The Hell Ember
|Resurrected from the ashes, what exactly is he searching for?||N/A (obtained after completion of the prologue)|
|The circus has two types of clowns, the smiling clown who brings joy and the crying clown who drowns in sadness. Joker was tired of his role, so he gave himself a perpetual smiley face.||Season One|
|Humming a tune with his arms crossed, The Ripper has his own unique standards for his "guest".||Season One|
|Bane was once a warmhearted gamekeeper who always left off those poachers softly. However, his forgiveness never paid off. So now Bane never shows any mercy to those who enter his "territory."||Season One|
The Soul Weaver
|The curtain will never close on excellent performers. Miss Violetta's latest performance, Wonder Spider, is now showing! Of course, we strongly advise against watching it up close.||Season One|
Note: players could have also obtained Violetta by receiving the Golden Candle costume in the Season 1 Essence 2. However, as of Season 1's completion, obtaining Violetta this way is no longer available.
|Michiko used to be an amazing dancer. When she danced in a red kimono, it looked like a red butterfly flapping its wings. But now, no one has the courage to watch her performance.||Season One|
|When the sun sinks into the lake and the black stars rise, the one draped in yellow rags will rise from the depths of the lake. He is a nameless soul with an unquenching thirst for knowledge.||Season One|
Note: players could have also obtained Hastur by receiving the Poseidon's Crown costume in the Season 1 Essence 5. However, as of Season 1's completion, obtaining Hastur this way is no longer available.
|In Joseph's eyes, every photo is a mark in time.||Season Two|
|Xie Bi'an and Fan Wujiu
The Black and White Guards
|The White and Black guards had their souls imbued into an umbrella where they are bound together, forever.||Season Two|
Note: players could have also obtained them by receiving the Divine costume in the Season 2 Essence 2. However, as of Season 2's completion, obtaining them this way is no longer available.
The Mad Eyes
|Oletus Manor is Burke's site for experiments. Who knows how many devices there are buried underground, or how many types of devices there are.||Season Three|
Note: players could have also obtained Burke by receiving the Enraged costume. However, as of Season 3's completion, obtaining Burke this way is no longer available.
The Dream Witch
|She gives eternal life to her followers, but who knows what the price of that gift is.||Season Four|
Note: players could have also obtained Yidhra by receiving the Vajytte costume in Season 4 Essence 1. However, as of Season 4's completion, obtaining Yidhra this way is no longer available.
The Axe Boy
|Robbie lost his head, and the boy who always cries had to pick up the axe to continue doing what he does best...||Season Five|
Note: Players could obtain this character by randomly pulling his S-Tier costume, Golden Touch, from Season 5 Essence 3.
The Evil Reptilian
|Luchino's continuous exploration into forbidden areas has brought him endless troubles. Day in and day out, there are always more scales to remove.||Season Six|
Note: Players could obtain this character by randomly pulling his S-Tier costume, Crystalline, from Season 6 Essence 1.
The Bloody Queen
|Mary has no interest in playing chess because the queen is the easiest piece to take.||Season Seven|
Note: Players could obtain this character by randomly pulling her S-Tier costume, Bloodbath, from Season 7 Essence 2.
|Burke's Guard 26 robot stores a large number of Time Bombs.||Season Eight|
Note: Players could obtain this character by randomly pulling its S-Tier costume, March Hare, from Season 8 Essence 2.
|When the epidemic disease stroke, destiny remained cruel despite Ann's devotion and generosity. Her only redemption in life would perhaps be the agile footsteps walking towards her ahead of the reaper and the non-human eyes staring at her at the end of the night when she was on the brink of death.||Season Nine|
Note: Players could obtain this character by randomly pulling her S-Tier costume, White Truffle, from Season 9 Essence 2.
|So long as the melody can move the world, Antonio doesn't care who's controlling his body.||Season Eleven|
Note: Players could obtain this character by randomly pulling his S-Tier costume, Inferno Sonata, from Season 11 Essence 1.
|When she was young, Galatea always thought she was her creator's masterpiece, that is, until destiny played a sick joke on her. But she wasn't distraught. A genius sculptor can sculpt a perfect destiny for herself.||Season Twelve|
Note: Players could obtain this character by randomly pulling her S-Tier costume, Checkmate, from Season 12 Essence 2.