Historical Context Edit

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Charles Robert Darwin, FRS FRGS FLS FZS (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.


Gameplay Edit

Thanks to his exclusive perk Butterfly Enthusiast, Charles Darwin obtains +10 sanity points when taking a butterfly, so it is an extra incentive to look for butterflies with this character, although the benefits from doing so are minimal.

On the other hand. an unreliable part of Darwin is his Shotgun. With only a 50% chance of rolling an icon, it's probably not an item to depend on. It is a very powerful weapon when it does work though, capable of dealing damage to multiple targets.

With the only other red die available coming from the Scottish Soldier, and the only green die coming from Darwin himself (neither upgraded), early battles are probably best avoided. To get the most out of your shotgun, you'll want to get red dice for single targets (Extra Bullets won't work), and green dice for multiple targets.

The Persian Translator can be very useful for resting in villages and getting the benefit of some of the random encounters in the game.

How to Unlock Edit

Charles Darwin has no special requirements to be unlocked. He is available from the first game.


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