We've been through Hell tonight. Okay? Your mind is fried. My mind is fried. I don't even trust what I've been seeing.
— Chris to Ashley

Christopher Hartley, known to his friends as Chris, is one of the eight main protagonists and a playable character in Until Dawn. He was voiced and motion captured by actor Noah Fleiss.


Chris, along with Hannah, is one of the two members of the group that wears grey rectangular glasses. He has dirty blond hair worn in a faux-hawk style.

In the Prologue, Chris wears a red-patterned designed plaid shirt and a pair of jeans.

A year later, he dons a layered light blue jacket over a green commando-style sweater, blue collared shirt, and a white undershirt with the text "COACH" and "loop" on it.

Early on in the game, he receives a large bruise on the left side of his forehead from one of the encounters with The Psycho. Depending on the player's actions he may gain a limp from running away from the Wendigo during Chapter 8, and may also get a bloody nose if the QTE to roll underneath a tree branch is failed.


My character is Chris, and he is what society might consider the nerd of the group. And he kind of embraces it.
— Noah Fleiss on Chris
Described as methodical, protective, and humorous, Chris' three highest base traits are charitable, funny and curious. He's very affable and has a witty sense of humor which can be off-putting to his friends. He's analytical, not one to believe in the occult, and isn't easily scared.

Chris is also a lover of gadgets, and can't go long without looking at his phone screen. He dreams of being an app designer. He loves technology, and can't stand a place without internet access.

During the events of Until Dawn, it becomes obvious that he is very protective and truly cares for his friends as he insists on finding Sam and risks his life to rescue Josh. Depending on the player's choice, he may also sacrifice himself (though he is later shown to be fine) to save Ashley in one of the Psycho's traps.

Chris seems to have trouble confessing his real feelings towards his crush Ashley, making him the target for all the teasing by Josh.

Until Dawn


Chris is a big lover of gadgets and seems to spend half of his life looking at his phone. He's never short of an app that can do this, that, or the other. He's loyal, analytical, and doesn't scare too easily. Chris spends a lot of time with Ashley. They are extremely close friends, though Chris would like her to be even closer...

Chris is very affable, even if his nerdiness puts some of the others off, and he comes equipped with a seemingly endless supply of dad jokes.


One Year Ago

It is apparent that Chris did not take part in the prank on Hannah as he is seen passed out on the kitchen counter across from Josh, presumably drunk as evidenced by the beer bottles surrounding them.

Chapter 1

A year later, Chris returns to the lodge with the other survivors. He is first seen at the cable car station meeting with Sam, and depending on the player's choice, can be happy to see her or be offended at the fact that she is snooping on his phone. He ends up showing her the shooting range he found at the back of the station, and upon Sam's questioning for the reason that it even exists here, he jokingly comments on how Josh's dad thinks he is Grizzly Adams.

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Chris and Sam in the cable car.

The player then takes control of Chris in a shooting tutorial, in which he shoots bottles, sandbags, and cans. An option to shoot a squirrel later comes up, and if he takes this opportunity, it upsets Sam and damages their relationship status, also causing a crow to attack Sam and scratch her forehead. Once they spot the cable car coming down, they wait inside the station and he has an opportunity to explore. After entering, he explains to Sam on the trip how he became friends with Josh in third grade and references the Butterfly Effect, the defining mechanic of the game.

Once they arrive at the top, Chris and Sam meet up with Jessica and he jokingly states that, had they been stuck in there for much longer, he would have chewed off his own leg. He then snags the letter Jessica is holding, and depending on whether or not Sam snooped on him, he can remark on how he is just doing what Sam taught him to.

He reveals that Jessica is in a relationship with Mike, the class president, before teasing her to grab it back off him. Before leaving with Sam to head to the lodge, Jessica states that she wants to stay behind to greet anybody else that comes up, and Chris makes one last comment on how she is most likely just waiting for Mike.

Chapter 2


Chris talking to Josh outside the lodge.

At the very beginning of this chapter, we can see Chris with his best friend Josh outside the cabin. After having a quick greeting with Ashley and Matt, Chris and Josh go to open the front door, and Chris can either make conversation about the new relationship between Matt and Emily, or ask about Josh's well-being after the loss of his twin sisters.

They then discover that the front door is frozen shut, so Josh then tasks Chris with finding another way in. Chris stops and has a quick chat with Ashley, and can either make a confident comment or an unsettled one about everyone reuniting after the tragedy. He may also have a brief conversation with Matt and Sam. When searching for an access point, Josh makes conversation about Ashley and her relationship with Chris, to which he can either be defensive or submissive to his teasing.

Once Josh and Chris find an unlocked window leading into a part of the basement, Chris climbs in and quickly falls down. The light bulb in the workshop suddenly blows out, so Josh throws Chris a lighter and comes up with the idea of unfreezing the lock using a can of deodorant in the bathroom along with the lighter, making a flamethrower. When retrieving the deodorant from the bathroom, he is startled by a wolverine hiding under the sink which eventually hops out of the cabin after he unfreezes the lock, allowing everyone else waiting outside to get in.

Later on in the chapter, Josh tasks Chris and Ashley with finding a spirit board as a means of entertainment. When Sam and Josh are turning on the boiler for the hot water, Chris dresses as a monk and chases them out of the basement. After revealing himself, he states that he couldn't resist after discovering all of the film props that were stored down there, before revealing the spirit board.

Chapter 3

The chapter starts as Chris, Josh and Ashley prepare for the seance. He explains how the seance works, and ultimately treats it as a joke, much to Josh and Ashley's dismay. He hands the role of medium over to Ashley, given that she hasn't been in a seance before. They eventually find out that they are communicating with one of Josh's dead sisters, and it leads them to believe that proof of their disappearance is hidden somewhere in the library. The pointer then flies off of the board, and Josh goes into a fit of panic, trying not to believe what he just saw. He then believes that Chris and Ashley are playing with him, and storms off in anger.

Shortly after comprehending what had just happened, Chris and Ashley decide to go and investigate the library, to which they find a secret room hidden behind one of the bookcases. Chris goes inside to look around after Ashley chickens out, and finds a picture of the twins with a disturbing message scrawled on the back. Chris has the option to either show it to Ashley or not. If he did, they would agree that they should bring this to Josh's attention, and if he didn't, Ashley would wonder why the "ghost" lead them there. Either way, Chris will start to piece together that there might be a killer hiding in the area. Suddenly, they hear Josh screaming from the kitchen and run to his aid, but this only leads to Ashley being grabbed and knocked out from behind a locked door. Chris slams the door in and dazes himself, leaving him open to an attack from The Psycho, knocking him out too.

Chapter 4

Chris wakes up on the kitchen floor with a large bruise on his forehead and realizes that Ashley and Josh are missing. He searches the lodge for clues as to where they might be, which leads him outside to a large shed where he finds the missing duo tied up to a wall with a saw blade on a track rigged up in front of them.

The Psycho starts talking to them and instructs Chris to pull the lever in the direction of the person he wants to save. Regardless of how he chooses, it will always turn in Josh's direction, violently bisecting him. He is then allowed inside to untie Ashley, telling her not to look at Josh's corpse. Once back outside, they meet up with Emily and Matt, struggling to inform them of what happened in their panicked state. Emily suggests that Ashley and Chris look for Sam back at the lodge while she and Matt look for help.

Chapter 5

Ashley, Chris, and Josh will be briefly mentioned by Matt and Emily, while the couple discuss Josh's death and the mystery surrounding it.

Chapter 6

Chris and Ashley discover in the lodge that Sam is missing, and head down into the basement to search for her. During this, they reflect on Hannah's disappearance after being harassed by ghosts and investigating fake clues set up by The Psycho. This eventually leads to either an unconscious Sam or a dummy dressed in her clothes lying in a seat, and this lets The Psycho steadily sneak up on Chris and knock him out with gas.

He awakens to find himself and Ashley strapped to chairs, with one of his hands purposefully unrestrained so as to pick up the gun on a table in front of him. Saws above them activate and slowly descend on the pair, and The Psycho tells Chris that he must make the decision of either shooting himself or Ashley, stating that whoever lives gets to be free. Depending on who he aims at first, she will either beg him to kill her to save himself or plead for him to spare her life. He also has the option of not firing the gun at all.

Chapter 7

It is discovered that the gun Chris was given only had blanks in it, and did not pose any danger to himself or Ashley. The saw blades stop descending before they reach the pair. As Mike, Sam, and The Psycho all show up in a big confrontation, The Psycho reveals his true identity.

It is revealed that Josh has played one massive revenge prank on them as payback for their prank on Hannah. After Sam and Mike release Ashley and Chris, Mike knocks Josh out and binds him due to him thinking Josh was also responsible for Jessica's death. Mike and Chris escort Josh outdoors to the shed, despite his protests. Chris can be furious if Josh punched Ashley in her face had she stabbed him with a pair of scissors to protect herself, and returns the favor by punching him in the face on the trip, stating he should never hit a girl. After they bind him to a support pillar, Chris has the option to knock him out or disarm Mike when Josh eventually provokes him enough to make him point a gun at him. Mike tells Chris to return to the lodge to check on everyone else, while Mike guards Josh for the night.

Chapter 8

We see Chris again when either Emily and/or The Stranger shows up at the cabin. If the former is alive, Chris will question her about what happened. The Stranger informs the group about the Wendigo curse, and Chris starts to get worried after Mike comes back to the lodge and leaves Josh all alone in the shed. Even though Josh put them in danger, he still feels obliged to find him because he is his best friend, so he helps the Stranger locate Josh. Depending on the player's choice of who Chris shot in chapter 6, Ashley may kiss Chris before he leaves or just stare him down coldly before locking the door behind him.

When they arrive at the shed, they discover that Josh is missing, and quickly decide to return to the lodge. However, they are ambushed by Wendigos. Regardless of how well or badly the player does here, the Stranger will always be killed. If successful in all of the shooting events (a failure results in Chris' demise), he'll run back to the lodge for shelter.
  • If Chris had shot himself or did nothing, Ashley will open the door for him, saving his life.
  • If Chris had shot Ashley, she will remember this as Chris begs to be let in. She backs away from the door slowly, leaving Chris to be decapitated.

If he survives, he will explain that the Stranger was killed by the Wendigo, and will witness the hysteria that ensues if it is discovered that Emily was bitten. He takes a cautious stance in the debate, stating that he "does not want to see [what the Wendigos can do] again."

Chapter 9

Chris appears again when the rest of the gang decide to follow Mike through the tunnel into the Sanatorium. He feels as if he can't go on, and Ashley can inquire if he'll be alright or claim that they won't leave him.

If he decides to stick behind, Ashley leaves a message for Chris when they go through the manhole into the caves, and there is an opportunity where Chris can follow the voice of Jessica in the tunnels.

  • If Ashley died in the trap, he will find her bloody beanie lying on the ground next to the trap door and break into tears. If he then decides to open the trapdoor, the Wendigo will appear in front of him and closes it before decapitating him in the same manner as the chase in the woods.
  • If he ignores the trapdoor after finding the beanie, the Wendigo grabs him from the ceiling and decapitates him.
    • Regardless, if Chris stayed behind and Ashley died afterward, Chris will be killed on either path.
  • If Ashley did not open the trap door but Chris does, he gets decapitated by having his neck twisted off.
  • If he ignores the trapdoor when Ashley hasn't died or ignores the voice completely, he will regroup with Ashley (and possibly Emily), saying he thought he heard Jess. He will not meet Sam due to Sam already agreeing with the group that they should be heading back while she finds Mike.

Chapter 10

If he has survived this long, his safety is finally ensured. He will make an appearance alongside the other survivors that have also made it in the finale. No matter what the player does in this section, Chris will always make it out of the cabin first before the explosion, unlike Emily, Mike or Ashley.


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During the Interview

  • If Chris survives, he will appear in the police interviews in the end credits. When questioned on the nature of the Stranger and if any of his friends could have killed him, he steadfastly defends him, stating that the Stranger saved his life. He also notes, regretfully, that he watched him die.
  • If Chris hit Josh in the shed, the police will bring it up and question why he did it even though Josh was restrained. Chris tries to defend himself over his decision but feels guilty for his actions.
  • If Sam, Mike, Jessica, Matt, Emily, and Ashley have all died, he will be asked by police about Josh's whereabouts and wistfully tell them that he must have been taken down into the mines by the Wendigo.

He will also always be mentioned by Ashley, if she survived the night, while he didn't. The dialogue depends on whether Chris shot Ashley or didn't.

  • If Chris did not shoot Ashley and died before dawn, Ashley will break down, stating disbelief at the thought of Chris dead, and say that they never had a chance, hinting at their possible relationship.
  • If Chris shot Ashley and died before dawn (either at the door or on the path), Ashley will tell the rangers that she "couldn't move" and she "was so scared". She'll then say that she witnessed the Wendigo tear Chris apart in front of her.

Possible Deaths

  • If the player fails the quick-time events in Chapter 8, Chris will be decapitated by a Wendigo. If the player never chose to shoot Ashley, she will witness his head rolling towards the door and collapse to the floor in tears, forcing Mike to drag her away. If he chose to shoot her, but also fails the quick-time events, his death occurs in the same manner, although Ashley's reaction is slightly different; she will only tear up and apologize, before going back to the basement herself.
  • If the player did choose to shoot Ashley (whether or not she implores him to do it), Ashley will not open the door when Chris is trapped outside and the Wendigo will decapitate him as she witnesses his death with an unchanging face.
  • If the player sends Chris off to follow the voice in the tunnels and he opens the trapdoor, he will be decapitated by a Wendigo upon closing the door. If Ashley opened the trapdoor and Chris doesn't, the Wendigo will descend from above, pulling Chris towards itself and decapitates him. During this, only his body is seen struggling before ultimately falling to the floor with his head following after.
    • If Ashley did not unlock the trapdoor and Chris only unlocked the lock and did not open the cellar door, he will stand to leave but the Wendigo will still jump out and decapitate him.

Killed Victims

  • A squirrel (Intentional, Direct, Determinant)


Hannah and Beth

Chris is one of the only three survivors, and one of the only four playable characters, to not take part in the prank on Hannah. Despite his lack of involvement, Hannah (as a Wendigo) shows no mercy and swiftly decapitates him if allowed by the player's actions.

Chris and Beth were good friends, as he was her third highest non-familial relationship (after Sam and Jess).


See Ashley and Chris for more information.

Chris and Ashley have a mutual crush on each other. Depending on the player's choices you can either have them start a relationship, remain friends, or grow cold to one another. Chris' highest base relationships in the game are with Ashley and Josh. The two will explore and solve the mysteries behind The Pyscho together throughout the game, and Chris will confess his feelings to her when they are both subjected to the gun trial. If Ashley was punched in the face by Josh after attempting to defend herself, Chris will ask what Josh did to her; when Ashley explains that she thinks the Psycho hit her, Chris will state that he's going to "murder his fucking face off", showing that he is angry that Ashley was hurt. This is further shown when Chris punches Josh in the face in retaliation for him punching Ashley.

If Chris attempts to sacrifice his life to save Ashley by shooting himself or refuses to shoot the gun at all, she will tell him to "come back safe" and kisses him before he leaves to search for Josh. If Chris dies after this point, Ashley will be fairly distraught for the rest of the night and she will break down in the credits. However, if Chris decides to shoot Ashley to save himself, she will pay him back by locking him out of the lodge while a Wendigo is after him, causing him to be killed. When Mike questions her on this, she will back away and simply say that "it was too late."

Relationship Increases

  • If Chris was confident when talking to Ashley, his relationship with Ashley will slightly increase.
  • If Ashley is flippant during the seance, his relationship with Ashley will slightly increase.
  • If Ashley is apologetic during the seance, his relationship with Ashley will slightly increase.
  • If Chris chooses to save Ashley, his relationship with Ashley will increase.
  • If Ashley shows sympathy towards Hannah, his relationship with Ashley will increase.
  • If Ashley is courageous about finding Sam, his relationship with Ashley will increase.
  • However, if Ashley is reluctant about finding Sam, his relationship with Ashley will only slightly increase.
  • If Ashley is apologetic about the prank, his relationship with Ashley will increase.
  • If Chris doesn't shoot Ashley, his relationship with Ashley will become maximized.

Relationship Decreases

  • If Ashley insists about seeing a ghost, his relationship with Ashley will decrease.
  • If Ashley is dismissive about Hannah, his relationship with Ashley will decrease.
  • If Ashley is unrepentant about the prank, his relationship with Ashley will decrease.
  • If Chris shoots Ashley, his relationship with Ashley will drop to zero.


Chris and Emily seem to not care about each other much, though Emily will suggest for Chris and Ashley to get everyone else together as she insists on getting help in the meantime after Josh's death. Chris can accuse her of "just wanting to save herself", but Emily will show concern for Chris when reaching the cable car station and when he gets back from his attempt to save Josh out of the shed. Emily will be shocked if he died at that point. Chris will also be the one asking her questions after she gets back to the lodge, and be concerned about her well-being. If Emily was bitten and Chris is alive at that point, he will support the idea of Emily leaving the basement out of fear for the Wendigos from his previous encounter, though he seems unsure. If Mike chooses to shoot Emily, Chris appears to be horrified by her death.


Jessica, along with Matt, is tied for Chris' lowest base relationship. He does not respect her enough to give her privacy, as shown when he stole and read her letter intended for Mike. However, he can consider following "her voice" in the mines, showing that he does care for Jessica's well-being.

Relationship Increases

  • If Jessica explains to Sam and Chris that she and Mike are together, his relationship with Jessica will slightly increase.

Relationship Decreases

  • If Jessica insists on taking the letter back from Chris, his relationship with Jessica will slightly decrease.


See Chris and Josh for more information.

According to the relationship menu, Chris is Josh's best friend and have a longer history together, as they met in third grade according to Chris. They often joke around and talk about Chris' relationship, or lack thereof, with Ashley. Josh encourages Chris to go for it, playfully teasing him about checking how his "blood is flowing" when he brings Ashley up and telling him that now is the time to make a move on her. Chris can either agree or disagree, but either way, it's clear the two have a close, friendly relationship, and Josh wants to see him happy and with Ashley. Chris may try to save Josh in the shed and feel repentant about his alleged death. When Mike claims that Josh killed Jessica, Chris has the option to express skepticism that Josh has the capacity to actually hurt her. Alternatively, he can also be furious with Josh for his actions as the Psycho, especially if Ashley was punched in the face after attempting to defend herself by stabbing Josh with the scissors.

Regardless of how the player chooses to have Chris act towards Josh, their relationship is strong enough to have Chris willingly risk his life to get him from the shed. Chris reasons that even though Josh may have tricked and tortured them, he owes it to him to try and save him because they are best friends. However, if he chose to hit Josh in the shed and he survives the night, he will defend his actions, saying that "[Josh] was trying to fuck with [their] heads.", but appears to feel guilty about it.

Relationship Increases

  • If Chris worries about Josh, his relationship with Josh will slightly increase.
  • If Chris agrees with Josh about Ashley on both occasions, his relationship with Josh will increase.
  • However, If Chris agrees with Josh about Ashley on only one occasion, his relationship with Josh will only slightly increase.
  • If Josh prefers Chris over Ashley, his relationship with Josh will slightly increase.
  • If Chris chooses to save Josh, his relationship with Josh will slightly increase.
  • If Chris scolds Josh and is skeptical about Josh hurting Jessica afterwards, his relationship with Josh will slightly increase.
  • If Chris disarms Mike, his relationship with Josh will slightly increase.

Relationship Decreases

  • If Josh doesn't prefer Chris over Ashley, his relationship with Josh will slightly decrease.
  • If Chris decides to save Ashley, his relationship with Josh will decrease.
  • If Chris scolds Josh, his relationship with Josh will slightly decrease.
  • If Chris dismisses Josh's claims about hurting Jessica and is aggressive instead of angry with Josh afterwards, his relationship with Josh will slightly decrease.
  • If Chris is aggressive instead of defensive with Josh, his relationship with Josh will decrease.
  • If Chris knocks out Josh, his relationship with Josh will slightly decrease.


Matt and Chris do not seem to get along very well, though they are not shown interacting much. He and Jessica start off with the lowest relationships with Chris. Chris can talk to Matt during Chapter 2, where he can ask how he's been doing or talk to him about his relationship with Emily, to which Matt will positively or negatively respond to depending on if he saw Mike and Emily through the telescope. Chris can gossip about their relationship with Josh and can ask about Matt's well-being when Emily returns to the lodge after her escape from the mines.

Relationship Increases

  • If Chris is friendly to Matt, his relationship with Matt will slightly increase.
  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting, challenges Mike, but then apologizes afterward, his relationship with Matt will slightly increase.

Relationship Decreases

  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting and Chris is nosy to Matt about his relationship with Emily, his relationship with Matt will slightly decrease.
  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting, then warns Mike to stay away from Emily, but backs off, his relationship with Matt will slightly decrease.
  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting and fights with Mike, his relationship with Matt will decrease.
  • If Jessica and Emily fought and Matt tells Jessica to shut her mouth, his relationship with Matt will slightly decrease.


Mike and Chris do not have a lot of interaction in the game and indeed seem like very different people personality-wise. However, when the group comes back together in Chapter 7 and find out the truth about who the masked man is, it's Chris and Mike that take Josh out to the shed and tie him up. Based on who Chris chose to sacrifice during the saw blade trap, Josh will choose to antagonize one of them (regarding their romantic interests, respectively) and Chris has the option to disarm Mike when Mike gets frustrated and points a gun at Josh to stop his antagonizing.

If Chris hits him, there's an awkward moment between the two as Mike claims that Chris 'knows him better' than to believe he'd actually hurt Josh, and Chris asks Mike to warn him next time, implying they actually are at least good friends, though we see little of it in the game. Later, they interact again; when the Stranger comes to the lodge, Chris can either open the door for Mike or ask that Mike give him the gun and have Mike open the door. When Mike protests giving up the gun, Chris claims that Mike can "take whatever it is with sheer good looks and muscles", and Mike agrees, handing him the gun.

Chris also subtly gives Mike the opinion that he believes Emily needs to leave the lodge if she's bitten by the Wendigo in the mine, yet seems frightened if Mike chooses to shoot Emily.

Relationship Increases

  • If Chris scolds Josh, his relationship with Mike will slightly increase.

Relationship Decreases

  • If Chris knocks out Josh, his relationship with Mike will decrease.
  • If Emily was bitten and Mike shot Emily, his relationship with Mike will drastically decrease.


Sam starts off as Chris' third highest relationship. Chris and Sam are good friends. She can be seen affectionately punching his shoulder and laughing as he dances while doing target practice. As an avid animal lover, Sam's relationship with Chris is negatively affected if Chris shoots a squirrel, possibly one that Sam had just fed, at the shooting range in Chapter 1.

Their relationship also degrades if Sam chooses to snoop on his phone. He seems to listen to what she has to say, as he can tell Ashley about Sam's worries that they are being followed by the former staff member of the lodge when listing evidence early on in the game. Chris is very concerned about Sam when he and Ashley aren't able to find her immediately in the lodge. He calls out her name a few times while searching for her, and can convince an uncertain Ashley that they need to continue for Sam's sake, worried that she's been taken by the same person who killed Josh.

Relationship Increases

  • If Sam closes Chris' bag, his relationship with Sam will slightly increase.
  • If Chris doesn't shoot the squirrel, his relationship with Sam will slightly increase.

Relationship Decreases

  • If Sam snoops on Chris' phone, his relationship with Sam will slightly decrease.
  • If Chris shot the squirrel at the shooting range, his relationship with Sam will decrease.



  • Chris is playable in 8 chapters (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9).
    • He is the most playable protagonist, having 8 playable segments. One in Chapter 1 (21:11), Chapter 2 (22:00), Chapter 3 (23:19), Chapter 4 (00:41), Chapter 6 (03:11), Chapter 7 (03:41), Chapter 8 (04:23), and Chapter 9 (05:26).
  • Chris is one of the three characters - the others being Jessica, and Matt - to have determinant playable segments.
    • Chris has only one in Chapter 9.
  • Chris, along with Emily, Mike, and Ashley, appears in 9 chapters.
  • Chris and Emily are the only protagonists who can't be played twice in the same chapter.


  • Chris is tied with Matt for finding the second most totems possible, with a total of 5 totems.
    • He can also find half of the overall total Loss totems.


(See: Clues found by Chris)

  • Chris can find the fourth most clues out of all the protagonists, with fourteen.


The following contains information from the companion app and the Press Kit edition of the game.

  • His dream job is an app designer.
  • He loves technology and hates going anywhere without WiFi.
  • He is voted most likely to build an app.
  • In ten years, he sees himself somewhere with better broadband.
  • Chris' favorite quote is by Steve Jobs: "If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?"
  • His highest traits are funny, curious, and charitable.
  • His lowest traits are brave, romantic, and honest.
    • Chris is one of the least brave out of all the protagonists.
  • His highest base relationship status is with Ashley and Josh.
  • His lowest base relationship status is with Jessica and Matt.
  • Chris has a fear of failure, according to Dr. Hill. He and Emily share this fear.
  • Chris is affected by 8 Butterfly Effect segments.
    • This makes him the character affected by the most butterfly effects.


  • Chris is one of the four protagonists - the others being Josh, Jessica, and Matt, who may only be killed outside the lodge, meaning that their bodies won't be found, unless the police go down to the mines, which requires at least one protagonist to survive.
  • Chris is the only character who cannot die in Chapter 10, as he leaves the lodge before it can be blown up.


  • In the original script, Chris actively participated in the prank and could be seen in Matt's video.
  • If he survives, he is the first protagonist to be interviewed in the Credits.
  • In the credits, he is the only one who won't mention his love interest, Ashley.
  • He can be heard in one of Josh's hallucinations.
  • Josh's nickname for Chris, Cochise, is the name of a Native American leader. This coincidentally ties in with the Native American aspect of the game.
  • According to the Urban Dictionary, Josh’s nickname for Chris means ‘badass’.
  • If the player chooses Chris as their most disliked character in Dr. Hill's fourth therapy session, he will comment on their lack of fondness for Chris. In a later session, Hill will hold Josh accountable for that, questioning him on why he would despise his best friend.
  • Chris' actor, Noah Fleiss, was originally not credited in the ending credits. However, this was corrected in the version 1.02 patch.
  • Noah Fleiss, as well as Ella Lentini (Hannah and Beth) and Brett Dalton (Mike), joined the cast of Until Dawn while it was being developed for the PlayStation 3. They are the only actors confirmed to have appeared in both the PS3 and PS4 incarnations of the game.


  • He has one trophy dedicated to him being, "You Let The Wrong One In!".


  • The scene where Ashley sees Chris' decapitated head coming to rest outside the lodge door bears similarities to Kriemhild's discovery of Siegfried's corpse in the Nibelungenlied.
    • It is also similar to the discovery of Tom's (James Cagney) corpse in the 1931 gangster film "The Public Enemy."


  • "Should have paid more attention in climbing class..."
  • "Boom! You just got monked!"
  • "Boom! Butterfly effect."
  • "You son of a BITCH!!!"
  • "Jokemaster!"


The character has no notable quotes in this chapter.

Chapter 1

  • "Hey nosy."
    • "Chris! You scared me!" - Sam
    • "I'm sorry, are you my secretary?" - to Sam after he catches her snooping on his phone.
  • "Nice. You think we'll get a visit from America's most wanted?" - after Sam sees a wanted poster.
  • "Ta-dah! Pretty rad, right?"
    • "Yeaaaaah!" - Sam
    • "Come on! Look at these beauties."
    • "'Beauties' is not the word that comes to mind, why is this even here?" - Sam
    • "What do you mean?"
    • "What the hell is a shooting range doing at the base of a ski lodge?" - Sam
    • "Dude. Have you ever met Josh's dad?"
    • "Yeah...?" - Sam
    • "He thinks he's like, Grizzly Adams or something. Wanna try?" - Chris and Sam after reaching the shooting range.
  • "Wow. Nice shootin', Tex." - Sam
    • "Alright. I'm bad! I'm a badass!"
  • "Your ass just got saaaaaaacked!"
  • "Oh come on... Squirrels are just rats with bushy tails." - after shooting the squirrel.
  • "Boom! Butterfly effect."
  • "I'm just doing like Sam taught me: other people's private thoughts are my own personal playground..." - Chris criticizing Sam for snooping earlier.
  • "You mean Mike?" - Chris teasing Jessica.

Chapter 2

  • "Man I feel like this mountain gets bigger every time I climb it..."
  • "Should have paid more attention in climbing class..." - to Josh after falling clumsily to the ground while climbing in a window.
  • "Boom! You just got monked!" - after pranking Josh and Sam in the basement.

Chapter 3

  • "Look- There was something behind the books! What is that?" - Ashley
    • "Is it a button?"
    • "Why would there be a button?" - Ashley
    • "That's a good question."
    • "Should I push it?" - Ashley
    • "That's what buttons are for, I guess."
  • "Whoa... panel opens, head explodes!"
    • "Are we like, in a movie right now?!" - Ashley
    • "Well, if we are, I hope it's a rom-com."
  • "I think this might be what the spirit board wanted us to find-"
    • "The clue?" - Ashley
    • "Yeah, it's a letter..."
    • "Let me see it." - Ashley
    • "It's... a threat." - after finding a threatening letter.

Chapter 4

  • "Ashley I'll get you out of this I won't let you die!" - Chris choosing to save Ashley during the Psycho's saw trap.
  • "There's a maniac! And he was- there was a saw... and it was either him or Ash and I didn't know what to do! Cut right through him and spilling out fucking everywhere-"
    • "WHAT!? Oh my god Chris what?!" - Emily
    • "I-I killed him!... I killed him...!"

Chapter 5

The character does not appear in this chapter.

Chapter 6

  • "Nothing."
    • "But you did see it, Chris... for real." - Ashley
    • "I saw....something. But where'd it go?!" - Chris and Ashley in the cellar after seeing a ghost.
  • "This is so effed up!"
  • "Great, so basically you're saying that we put a vulnerable friend in a terrible situation and essentially caused her to run away and never be heard from again?" - Chris talking to Ashley about their prank on Hannah.
  • "I forgot you were such a willful participant." - to Ashley regarding the prank.
  • "Oh crap. Look at that. Might be Sam's." - Chris after he sees the blood smears on the door.
  • "Ashley... none of it was wasted. (...) Every second that I spent with you was the only thing I ever wanted to do with my time. (...) I'm sorry... I should have told you how I felt..." - Chris confessing his feelings to Ashley in the Psycho's gun trial.
  • "Ashley, I'll get you out of this, I won't let you die!"
  • "Aw, Jesus, Ash, what did he do to you?"
  • "...I think he hit me..." - Ashley
  • "Shit. I'm gonna murder his fucking face off." - Chris discovering that Ashley was punched by the Psycho.

Chapter 7

  • "You son of a BITCH!!" - Chris before knocking out Josh in the shed.
  • "Why did ya hit her man?! Huh?! Why'd you have to fucking hit her?!" - when escorting Josh to the shed, if Ashley was punched earlier.

Chapter 8

  • "If these things... Wendigos... are, or, were human... do they still have some aspect of humanity in them?" - while checking the shed with The Stranger.

Chapter 9

  • "Oh God, Chris. Are you gonna be okay?" - Ashley, if the player chooses to allow Chris to stay behind
    • "Yeah, yeah! Just go on... I-I can't keep up with you macho ladies..."

Chapter 10

  • "You manipulated us. You’re a coward!" - Josh’s hallucination of Chris, remembering what Chris said.


  • "The old man... I, er... I don't know how to describe him I mean-"
    • "You said you thought he was stalking you at first. Did anyone else in your group think that?" - Interviewer
    • "Well yeah-"
    • "Is it possible they could have killed him?" - Interviewer
    • "What? No, no you don't understand. Don't you underst-"
    • "If he attacked you -" - Interviewer
    • "He saved my life. And I watched him die."
  • "And Josh?" - Interviewer
    • "...what about him?"
    • "We haven't recovered his body." - Interviewer
    • "The Wendigo."
    • "What?" - Interviewer
    • "It's the only thing that makes sense. The Wendigo took him down into the mines."



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Supporting Characters
The Psycho
Dr. Hill
The Stranger
Minor Characters