Promotional characters

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Promotional Characters
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Promotional characters are characters made available via achievements, other games, or through other such promotional offers. Such promotional characters are: Harchier Spebbington, from another Tripwire title The Ball; the Pyro from Valve's Team Fortress 2; Bill Weeks, a man in a Santa costume dubbed the 'Baddest Santa', available for a limited time during the Twisted Christmas Event period; a Steampunk styled Mr. Foster, available for a limited time during the Summer Sideshow Event period; Commando Chicken, available for a limited time during the Halloween Event period; George "Herman the German" and Nikolai become available after one succesfully purchases the digital deluxe edition of Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad; and Ash Harding, first playable female character that was originally accessible only for those who own Killing Floor Golden Edition. TWI later announced that they would be releasing her as a DLC, and many others. During the 2011, April 1st update the character biographies that were available at that time were changed, with the note in the change log mentioning #Potato Fools Day!

Harchier Spebbington[edit]

Biography
Harchier Spebbington Portrait.jpg And Harchier thought fighting mummies in an ancient volcano with a giant mystical ball was weird... Finding himself in the streets of London fighting seemingly infinite waves of mutants and monsters makes him wish the ball was still close by. This time he'll have to make do with automatic weapons, flamethrowers and explosives. Harchier Spebbington.png

The Pyro[edit]

Biography
Red Pyro Portrait.jpg Blue Pyro Portrait.jpg Only two things are known for sure about the mysterious Pyro- he/she sets things on fire and he/she doesn't speak any language. In fact, only the part about setting things on fire is undisputed. Some believe his/her occasional rasping wheeze may be an attempt to communicate through a mouth obstructed by a filter and attached to lungs ravaged by constant exposure to her/his asbestos-lined suit. Either way, he's/she's a fearsome, inscrutable, on-fire Frankenstein of a...thing. Pyro Red.png Pyro Blue.png

Bill "Baddest Santa" Weeks[edit]

Biography
Santa Portrait.jpg Bill Weeks didn't think he could stoop any lower than a part-time job as the Mall Santa. But the little girl weeing on him screaming "He's the Baddest Santa Evuh!", followed by being fired, took it down yet another notch, so Bill went down the pub to drown his sorrows. Coming out to the next morning he had no job, a filthy headache and a truly evil temper. And the world was full of monsters. Bill picked up a handy shottie and waded in. "I'll show you the Baddest Santa, you BEEEEEEEEP Baddest Santa.png
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Bad Santa
Unlock 10 of the 13 Christmas Achievements along with any Christmas Map achievement.

Steampunk Mr. Foster[edit]

Biography
Steampunk Mr. Foster Portrait.jpg In some alternate universe, day traders are considered cool and desirable. In that alternate universe they get cool Steampunk gear to wear and don't write sad little autobiographies that no-one cares about. And, just for once, something in the original Foster's mind seems to have leaked over into the real world. Won't he be surprised? Steampunk Mr Foster.png
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Punk'd
Unlock 10 of the 13 Circus Achievements along with any Abusement Park achievement.

George "Herman The German"[edit]

Biography
Herman the German portrait.jpg George was known as 'Herman the German' to his colleagues at work, for his unhealthy obsession with every tiny detail of his German WW2 uniform collection. He had been happily accepting the plaudits of his fellow re-enactors regarding his new replica Gasmaske Modell 1930/38 when THEY arrived. Beating off a bunch of monsters was not the use he had in mind for his replica MKb 42(H) - but it worked well enough!" Herman the German.jpg

Nikolay[edit]

Biography
Nikolai portrait.jpg Nikolay actually is Russian. And his uniform was the envy of all the re-enactors for being completely real, having belonged to his grandfather. It was a complete mess, which Nikolay secretly could care less about. But it tended to get him a lot of free beer at the events. His subsequent drunken shouting in Russian was all assumed to be part of the act. Suddenly taking to stabbings things wasn't - but it was too late to worry about by then. Nikolai.jpg

Commando Chicken[edit]

Biography
Commando Chicken portrait.jpg Special Inspector Edmund Cook arrived to the West End Central Police station halloween party wearing his prized chicken suit. He had witnessed a lot of brutality on the force, but something in him snapped when the Horzine Outbreak reached his precinct during the party. He suited up for combat still wearing the costume, and now he won't take it off. Maybe it helps hide the pain, helps hide the inhumanity he feels massacring the hordes of specimens. Commando Chicken.png
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Rule The Roost
Get all 6 achievements and unlock Commando Chicken.

Ash Harding[edit]

Biography
Female Soldier Portrait.png Few know Ashley Harding is the daughter of Benny the Diamond, the East End's most feared underworld hellhound. But rather than embrace a life of lawlessness and wealth, Harding chose to follow her dream of becoming an officer in the British Army. After years earning the grudging respect of her male peers, Harding finally made captain - just as the Horzine nightmare erupted to destroy her ambitions, drowning Harding's elite military unit in blood and madness. Now Ash is a one-woman army driven by the need to push back the darkness and tear evil a new one. Ash Harding.png

Reaper[edit]

Biography
Reaper Portrait.png If there's one thing office cleaner Timmy Grimes has always loved, it's scaring the living daylights out of people, which is why he's always revelled in Halloween; it's the one time he can scamper around dressed as the Grim Reaper without being pointed at by confused women and chased up and down London's streets by the law. But recently, Timmy's proverbial fear-thunder has been stolen by mega-corporation, Horzine, who have managed to churn out terror by the truck-load thanks to their annoyingly genuine monsters. So Timmy's determined to get in on the action any way he can. If that means getting hold of some serious ballistic hardware and wading into the fray to reap some real nightmares, then so be it. Reaper.png
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Grim Reaper
Get the 6 Special Achievements plus 1 Hillbilly Horror Map Achievement to unlock the Grim Reaper.

Ricky Vegas[edit]

Biography
Ricky portrait.png Ricky was truly psyched to dress up in WWII Marine Corps gear and shout a whole bunch of lines into a microphone to help a pal out. He was so gung-ho about the whole thing that he spent most of the day annoying the living wotsits out of everyone in the studio. The grumpy Japanese guy kept looking like he would be happy to send Ricky to meet his ancestors even before lunchtime. Once they let him loose with some of the period weapons, the crew was beginning to fear for their lives - and they'd refused to let him in the same room as any live ammo. When the Zeds burst into the studio, Tony the producer had shoved him in the path of a bunch of clots - but Ricky promptly beat them to death. Then they let him have the live ammo... Ricky Vegas.png

Hayato Tanaka[edit]

Biography
Hayato portrait.png Tanaka had been talked into doing some voice acting for a mate, who was building some video game. Then he'd got talked into dressing up in period Japanese military gear for publicity photos. As a Japanese-American with Yakuza aspirations, this was rather beneath his dignity, but he needed the dosh, so he had to grin and bear it. On the other hand, having military hardware on hand, including a genuine Katana, when the Zeds exploded into the studio was a stroke of luck. The Yakuza may have been eaten before Tanaka got a chance to join them - but at least he can do the full tenno heika banzai legitimately on a bunch of freaks! Hayato Tanaka.png

Steampunk Mrs. Foster[edit]

Biography
Steampunk MrsFoster Portrait.png In one of the perverse paradoxes created by weird alternate realities, that place where day traders are hip and trendy seems to have the same effect on their slightly-warped commodity-trader girlfriends. Now who would have guessed that? Steampunk MrsFoster.png
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Mrs. Punkd
Get 4 of 6 of the 2013 Summer Event in-game level Achievements, one Standard and one Objective Mode map completion Achievement, plus the Punk'd Achievement to unlock Steampunk Mrs. Foster

Harchier Spebbington II[edit]

Biography
Harchier Spebbington II Portrait.png And Harchier II thought fighting mummies in an ancient volcano with a giant mystical ball was weird... Finding himself in the streets of London fighting seemingly infinite waves of mutants and monsters makes him wish the Ball was still close by. This time he'll just have to make do with automatic weapons, flamethrowers and explosives. Harchier Spebbington II.png

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