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|appearance = [[The House of the Dead III]] (one ending)<br/>[[The House of the Dead 4]] (one ending)<br/>[[The House of the Dead 4: Special]] (good ending)
[[The House of the Dead 5]] (Kate Green vs The Mystery Man)
 
 
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'''The Mystery Man''' is a fanon term to describe the unknown man in a business suit who walks with a noticeable limp. He has only appeared an ending for The House of the Dead III, and again for the fourth game.
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'''The Mystery Man''' is a fanon term to describe the unknown man in a business suit who walks with a noticeable limp, who appears to be set up as the next main antagonist of the series, following [[Dr. Roy Curien|Curien]] and [[Caleb Goldman|Goldman]]. He first appeared in one of the endings for [[The House of the Dead III]], and appeared again in one of the endings for [[The House of the Dead 4]] and [[The House of the Dead 4: Special|Special]].
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
   
He has appeared in one of the endings of ''[[The House of the Dead 3]]'' where he walks in the chamber where The [[Wheel of Fate]] was recently defeated and picks up a glowing canister that was seen earlier in a flashback in the hands of Curien. As he holds it in his hands, he chuckles to himself saying, "''It appears that he didn't understand its true purpose''," and then walks off.
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He first appeared in one of the endings of ''The House of the Dead III'', seen walking in the chamber where the [[Wheel of Fate]] was defeated and picks up a glowing canister revealed earlier as [[Daniel Curien|Daniel's]] cure. As he holds it in his hands, he chuckles to himself saying, "''It appears that he didn't understand its true purpose''," and then walks off.
   
He also appears in one of the endings in the fourth game where he's in an office, saying that Goldman was soft and humans had no need for hope. He also mentions that there's more than one "Pandora's Box" (a chamber where undead creations are held prior to release).
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In another ending in ''The House of the Dead 4'', he enters and sits down in a clean office not seen anywhere else in the game, clearly unaffected by the world collapse. He chastises Goldman by saying he was soft and humans have no need of hope, and that the "true end" shall begin. He also mentions the existence of another "Pandora's Box".
   
==Identity==
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In ''The House of the Dead 4: Special'', he appears in the good ending if the player did well enough, appearing in the lab where the [[Magician]] was defeated. He states that Pandora's Box has been closed, if there is any hope left. He then says the Wheel of Fate cannot be stopped.
   
Not much is known about the Mystery Man (even this name is unofficial), and as such, his true identity is still unknown. There have been some brief glimpses of his face, however, during the ending in "''[[The House of the Dead 3]]"'' as he picks up the canister, and during the ending in "[[The House of the Dead 4]]". He may be the successor Goldman was talking about at the ending of "[[The House of the Dead 2]]" (though the aforementioned successor is more likely to be [[The World]]). There have been a handful of guesses of who he is, but one of the most prominent and likely guesses is [[Harry Harris]] from ''[[The House of the Dead 2]]'', due to his curious behavior and his injury by the boss [[Strength]]. Many people think that the reason Harry Harris turned against the AMS (if he turns out to be the mystery man) was because after the battle, Harry went insane from everything he saw.
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According to an [http://www.thewebsiteofthedead.com/?p=1622 interview] with series director Takashi Oda for the ''Website of the Dead'', should another arcade sequel be developed, its story would be based around this character.
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==Identity==
   
Some gamers think that the Mystery Man is Goldman. However he mentioned in one of the endings in House of the Dead 4 that Goldman was "soft", meaning he and Goldman were separate beings.
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Not much is known about the Mystery Man (even this name is unofficial), and as such, his true identity is still unknown. In his first appearance, a brief glimpse of his face could be seen. Since nothing else was known at the time, many have speculated his true identity, with the most prominent being Goldman (under the belief he survived the fall), [[Harry Harris]] from the'' [[House of the Dead 2]] ''(if he became disillusioned with his injuries inflicted by [[Strength]] and turned against the [[AMS]]). Not even [[The House of the Dead: Overkill|Overkill's]] [[Papa Caesar]] is [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJPYXKdlFHw out of the equation], or that he may be the successor Goldman was talking about at the ending of ''HOTD2'' (though the aforementioned successor is more likely to be [[The World]]).
   
There is also a possibility that the Mystery Man is [[Papa Caesar]] from "The House Of The Dead Overkill". Although this points more towards the unlikely side, as apparently Ceasar was killed by [[Clement Darling]] on an electric chair at the climax of the game. However, one certain fan has posted a video on YouTube with some interesting footage (see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_861682&feature=iv&v=gJPYXKdlFHw), and his input (among other theories) provides some possible support to this theory. Among the footage presented is a close-up look at the Mystery Man's face in one of the endings of "The House of the Dead 4", which has a considerable resemblance to Papa Caeser's face. The video also provides a clip from "Overkill" showing Caeser's leg being shot as he's getting onto a vehicle. If this theory is true, it could mean that Caesar somehow survived the shock from the electric chair, or was somehow cloned using the mystery compound and/or the sciences responsible for causing the mutant mess in "Overkill". This video also proposes the possibility that the Mystery Man could be Issac Washington's father, who is revealed to be alive by Papa Caesar's vocal recording heard at the end of "Overkill".
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''HOTD4'' not only reaffirmed that Goldman was indeed dead, only appearing in flashbacks and recorded messages, but revealed that the Mystery Man was a separate person with a different appearance and voice. He was shown to harbor a strong contempt for humanity, believing they are beyond hope, unlike his colleague Goldman. It has yet to be revealed what his motives and goals are, as well as his previous ties to both Curien and Goldman. Takashi Oda also stated that the character's first appearance was in ''The House of the Dead III'', debunking his identity as a known existing character.
   
The Mystery Man will probably appear in House of the Dead 5 as the primary antagonist, revealing his true identity at long last.
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Artwork for the digital home release of ''HOTD4'' show the Mystery Man's face fully uncovered, including the image seen above.
   
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
*House of the Dead III "It appears they didn't understand its true purpose" (Referring to Daniel Curien's vital)
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*''The House of the Dead III: ''"It appears they didn't understand its true purpose" (Referring to Daniel Curien's vital)
*House of the Dead 4 "Goldman, you are soft. These wretched humans have no need for hope. Soon the true end shall begin. There is more than one Pandora's box!"
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*''The House of the Dead 4:'' "Goldman, you are soft. These wretched humans have no need for hope. Soon the true end shall begin. There is more than one Pandora's box!"
*House of the Dead 4 Special "So Pandora's Box has been closed. That is if there is any "hope" left. The wheel of fate cannot be stopped".
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*''House of the Dead 4: Special:'' "So Pandora's Box has been closed. That is if there is any "hope" left. The Wheel of Fate cannot be stopped".
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* He appears different and slightly older in The House of the Dead 4 ending compared to what he looked like from The House of the Dead III ending. This is strange, as The House of the Dead III takes place several years ''after'' The House of the Dead 4. Although its possible its because he could barely be seen in the House of the Dead III ending, or that the makers of the game decided to slightly retcon his appearance.
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* He appears different and slightly older in ''The House of the Dead 4'' ending compared to what he looked like from ''The House of the Dead III'' ending. This is strange, as ''The House of the Dead III'' takes place several years '''''after'' '''''The House of the Dead 4''. Although it could be because he could barely be seen in the ''House of the Dead III'' ending, or that the developers of the game decided to slightly retcon his appearance.
* If you noticed in The House Of The Dead 4 ending, you can almost see that on the mystery man does not have a foot on the damaged leg.
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* If you noticed in ''The House Of The Dead 4'' ending, you can almost see that on the mystery man does not have a foot on the damaged leg.
 
*He had a resemblance to the character G-Man from the Half-Life computer games. He even had a middle aged gaunt appearance, plus a widow peak hairstyle like G-Man, and is seen dressed in a suit. G-Man is also a mysterious entity in the Half-Life games, with his real identity not disclosed.
 
*He had a resemblance to the character G-Man from the Half-Life computer games. He even had a middle aged gaunt appearance, plus a widow peak hairstyle like G-Man, and is seen dressed in a suit. G-Man is also a mysterious entity in the Half-Life games, with his real identity not disclosed.
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
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Mystery man.jpg|Mystery Man from HOTD 3
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Mystery man.jpg|A glimpse of the Mystery Man's face in HOTD3.
Mystery man picks up.JPG|Mystery Man picking up Daniel's antidote
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Mystery man picks up.JPG|Mystery Man picking up Daniel's antidote.
Mystery man holds.JPG|Mystery Man holding antidote (HoTD III)
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Mystery man holds.JPG|Mystery Man holding antidote.
Mystery man 4.JPG|Mystery Man entering a room (HotD 4)
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Mystery man 4.JPG|Mystery Man entering a room in HOTD4.
Mystery man sitting.JPG|Mystery Man Close up (HoTD 4)
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Mystery man sitting.JPG|Mystery Man Close up in HOTD4.
The House of the Dead Mystery man 4.JPG|Mystery Man photo from HOTD 4
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The House of the Dead Mystery man 4.JPG|Mystery Man photo from HOTD4's home release.
 
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Revision as of 23:35, November 9, 2014

The Mystery Man is a fanon term to describe the unknown man in a business suit who walks with a noticeable limp, who appears to be set up as the next main antagonist of the series, following Curien and Goldman. He first appeared in one of the endings for The House of the Dead III, and appeared again in one of the endings for The House of the Dead 4 and Special.

Appearances

He first appeared in one of the endings of The House of the Dead III, seen walking in the chamber where the Wheel of Fate was defeated and picks up a glowing canister revealed earlier as Daniel's cure. As he holds it in his hands, he chuckles to himself saying, "It appears that he didn't understand its true purpose," and then walks off.

In another ending in The House of the Dead 4, he enters and sits down in a clean office not seen anywhere else in the game, clearly unaffected by the world collapse. He chastises Goldman by saying he was soft and humans have no need of hope, and that the "true end" shall begin. He also mentions the existence of another "Pandora's Box".

In The House of the Dead 4: Special, he appears in the good ending if the player did well enough, appearing in the lab where the Magician was defeated. He states that Pandora's Box has been closed, if there is any hope left. He then says the Wheel of Fate cannot be stopped.

According to an interview with series director Takashi Oda for the Website of the Dead, should another arcade sequel be developed, its story would be based around this character.

Identity

Not much is known about the Mystery Man (even this name is unofficial), and as such, his true identity is still unknown. In his first appearance, a brief glimpse of his face could be seen. Since nothing else was known at the time, many have speculated his true identity, with the most prominent being Goldman (under the belief he survived the fall), Harry Harris from the House of the Dead 2 (if he became disillusioned with his injuries inflicted by Strength and turned against the AMS). Not even Overkill's Papa Caesar is out of the equation, or that he may be the successor Goldman was talking about at the ending of HOTD2 (though the aforementioned successor is more likely to be The World).

HOTD4 not only reaffirmed that Goldman was indeed dead, only appearing in flashbacks and recorded messages, but revealed that the Mystery Man was a separate person with a different appearance and voice. He was shown to harbor a strong contempt for humanity, believing they are beyond hope, unlike his colleague Goldman. It has yet to be revealed what his motives and goals are, as well as his previous ties to both Curien and Goldman. Takashi Oda also stated that the character's first appearance was in The House of the Dead III, debunking his identity as a known existing character.

Artwork for the digital home release of HOTD4 show the Mystery Man's face fully uncovered, including the image seen above.

Quotes

  • The House of the Dead III: "It appears they didn't understand its true purpose" (Referring to Daniel Curien's vital)
  • The House of the Dead 4: "Goldman, you are soft. These wretched humans have no need for hope. Soon the true end shall begin. There is more than one Pandora's box!"
  • House of the Dead 4: Special: "So Pandora's Box has been closed. That is if there is any "hope" left. The Wheel of Fate cannot be stopped".

Trivia

  • He appears different and slightly older in The House of the Dead 4 ending compared to what he looked like from The House of the Dead III ending. This is strange, as The House of the Dead III takes place several years after The House of the Dead 4. Although it could be because he could barely be seen in the House of the Dead III ending, or that the developers of the game decided to slightly retcon his appearance.
  • If you noticed in The House Of The Dead 4 ending, you can almost see that on the mystery man does not have a foot on the damaged leg.
  • He had a resemblance to the character G-Man from the Half-Life computer games. He even had a middle aged gaunt appearance, plus a widow peak hairstyle like G-Man, and is seen dressed in a suit. G-Man is also a mysterious entity in the Half-Life games, with his real identity not disclosed.

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