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Please, please, I gotta eat..!
 
— Billy to Jefferson Bragg


William[1] "Billy" Bates (also known as Patient 9 in the Sanatorium records) was a member of a blasting crew which worked in the North West Mines in late 1951 and a possessed Wendigo. Billy Bates is a patient at the Blackwood Sanatorium during the events of The Inpatient (before the events of Until Dawn). He is voiced by actor Matthew Gallenstein, 3D facial model provided by Jack Green.

He is one of the secondary antagonists, during the second half of Until Dawn.

Appearance

Billy had a scar on the top of his head that Mike uses to identify him.

Personal life

Billy was married to a woman named Agnes, and had a young daughter, Louise, but he seems to have been having an affair with a woman named Loretta as revealed on the Romantic Postcard.

Biography

Billy was one of the mine workers who became trapped for 23 days after a part of the mine collapsed on 13 December 1951. He and the 11 other miners survived by resorting to cannibalism. They were finally rescued on 5 January 1952.

After their rescue, Bates and the others are named as "The Miracle Men" in the press, and were cared for with the other survivors at the Blackwood Sanatorium, where they were studied due to unusual physical changes that occurred during their recovery.

The miners eventually became violent and on 24 February 1952, after attacking and killing some of the staff including Dr. W.B. Cathcart, Adam White, Charles Miller and Evelyn Daniels, they escaped and were never heard from again.

Involvement

The Inpatient

As a human, Billy appears in a number of the Patient's memories, if the latter finds the specific objects required to restore said memories while wandering Blackwood Sanatorium. Memories are sorted by dates:

  • 14/01/1952
    • Billy (presumably), suspended and strapped to a bed, is being seen by the Patient under a disguise of a doctor;
    • Billy, begging Jefferson Bragg for something to eat, while someone (maybe Abe) suggests to give him what he wants, and Bragg refusing to do so;
    • Billy, in his holding cell, laments about him wanting to see his family;
    • Billy complains to the Patient, still disguised as a doctor, that he and the rest of the miners were trapped down in the mines for weeks, and now they're caged in the Sanatorium, before demanding from the Patient to help him.
  • 20/01/1952
    • Billy fights two members of the Sanatorium staff, before turning and seeing the Patient in a holding cell, to which he reacts with a shocked "You...? Why are you doing this to me?"

While the Patient explores the ruined Sanatorium, (s)he can encounter a Wendigo with a scar - same Wendigo who was identified as Billy Bates by Mike later on.

Until Dawn

Chapter 9

During his investigation in the Sanatorium, Mike found an old case study documenting Billy Bates' physical changes. Mike noticed Bates had a scar. He later saw this same scar on one of the Wendigos, leading him to suspect that Bates and the other miners had changed into Wendigos.

Death

Billy chases Mike all the way to the entrance of the Sanatorium where Mike can either choose to shoot him or a barrel of gas, blowing up the Sanatorium in the process.

  • If Mike blows up the Sanatorium, Billy, severely burnt but still alive, climbs out of the wreckage and will chase him down to the mines and attack him. Sam will notice this and run up to Billy to decapitate him (or if Sam missed the QTE, Mike will put him down with the shotgun).
  • If Mike shot Billy instead, Sam will venture into the Sanatorium and find Billy attacking Mike. She will hit him with either a pipe or shovel (or if Sam missed the QTE, Mike will shoot Billy), giving him enough time to blow up the Sanatorium, and therefore killing Billy.

Killed Victims

Trivia

References

  1. The inscription on Bates' cell door.

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