I actually wanted to figure out the times they were taken, judging by that info you could probably estimate how old they all are.
Plague being the farthest time period from Babylon, judging by how she looks she was probably 40. Old enough to be a high priestess.
Huntress is next with being taken from WW1, confirmed by Dave in a dev stream, judging from her appearance she would also be in her 40s.
Devs confirmed that Huntress was the oldest time period wise, that means Trapper is next because of the factory his dad owns. He is most likely 1920s putting him in his 30s
Hillbilly is next with it probably being 1929 because of the crash in the economy. Farmers were trying to sell off their land at this time and being with no one on the land it wasn’t up for grabs but no one wanted it. He would probably be in his 30s in game.
Wraith is next with 1930s because car manufacturing. Crushing cars during this time would explain why there were bodies in every car. Money. Azarov took bribes to get money because the economy was crashing so it was a good way to make an income. He appears to be in his 30s
Nurse with the WW2 Uniform gives us her time period of being a nurse in WW2, as in she was working when the US entered the war. 1941-1945 is the likely date, and she worked at the asylum for two decades making her over 40 years old.
The Doctor would be next because of electroconvulsive therapy. He worked for the CIA. He didn’t start off instantly, so give a few years and probably 1950 is when he was hired. Seeing as how it’s the Cold War, he would use the shock therapy on spies. Herman would probably in his 40s.
Hag is a mystery to me. The giant boat, the piers, all of it. But the fog horn might be the clue. I honestly don’t know, she has the most interesting backstory here because it’s hard to pinpoint when she was taken. But she seems to be in her 30s maybe late 20s in game.
Clown is our next killer and he is the easiest one. Or one of the easiest. His exact year of being taken is 1964 his bio tells it to us exactly if you add up the dates. Yes it says he’s been roaming the country, but it doesn’t state for how long. So he could still be in 1964. Subtract the two years from when he was taken, and when he was born and you get 32 at the least.
Spirit is next and what confuses me as well is the oni mask, the building looks old (could be wrong and it’s fairly modern.) The katana used to kill her, all of it. But she has a job, she’s in school. And Adam’s backstory might help because there are trains from the time period. (Could be wrong again.) She might be from the 1970s. Her school girl outfit suggests high school but I would think college instead. So she is in her early 20s.
Legion is obvious when they get taken. Their map offering states “Aug. 28th, ‘96” A photo of the members of Legion taken in 1996. Frank was stated as being 19, Julie given the time of being taken, was 17. Susie would be 15 which would explain why she didn’t want to kill the Janitor. Joey not having anything stated, would make sense to be 17 as well given his stature and build that we see in game. Trusty pixel measurements would work as well, figure out how tall he is, find the corresponding average height for age, and you have Joey’s age.
Mr. Johnson is 1993 as stated in the news paper he reads which is only a week old. Given the height for the game he would probably be in his 30s. He’s old enough for a job, he’s old enough to travel. And he’s old enough to commit murder in a smart way. Stalking his victims and learning their routines before he strikes, he understands how to do this, and it looks like he’s been doing it for awhile.
As the person who made an entire thread about the Killer timeline, I just want to make a few statements about your timeline.
Trapper's backstory seems to indicate that unions are picking up speed, around 1954ish. Also, just a slight nitpick, Archie MacMillan owned the entire estate; which consists of a factory, mine, storehouse, his house (that I don't believe we see) and several other things we may not see. Just saying he owned the factory is not giving him enough credit.
The description of the Thompson House in Coldwind Farm states "After the horrific events of 1972, the building fell into disrepair and eventual ruin," putting Hillbilly here.
Azarov is a Russian surname, and his way of disposing of bodies is incredibly mob-like. The Russian mob was pretty active in the 90s. Also, Wraith is an African immigrant. Do you really expect him to have a job crushing cars in the 30s? Not saying it's impossible, but super unlikely.
Thanks to fellow forum member Rattman, I learned that Doctor's interrogation went on through the 70s until the institute was condemned in 1983.
I had a lot of trouble with Spirit too, so don't feel bad about this one. She went to Takamatsu University, which was established in 1996.
Just a few things I wanted to point out. Also, I don't think anyone really knows where Hag is from.
All of your points are valid, and I can agree on them. But I don’t think Doctor was 70s, could I be wrong? Yes. But giving the time for the CIA, Electroconvulsive therapy, and the building he worked at, 50s seems more appropriate. But hey, these are all speculations and it’s fun to try to figure his out, together.
"By 1970, the Institute was fully transformed into a CIA black site with special requirements to develop cutting-edge interrogation techniques and they employed a wide range of different doctors and specialists to help them. The Institute thrived through the 70's growing to a staff of hundreds, filling the main hospital and several out-buildings.
Documents and evidence about the Institute is scarce as the government condemned the entire building in 1983, even razing most of the building to the ground in what seemed to be planned explosive demolition."
These are the lines that led Rattman and me to this conclusion (and I can't un-italicize this for some reason, so...). Hope this clears it up.
Where did you find this? Was it under the map selection if a kyf? Because that definitely isn’t in the doctor’s backstory
It was from the official game website, and later added to the game's wiki (trying to get you a link for the website, but not having any luck with it, so here's the wiki page instead)
Okay, thank you. And yeah, that would mean the Doctor was taken from 1970-1983. Always forget about the maps under kyf, that’s where some of the years are stated for certain killers. Except hag... hag is a pain to figure out.
I thought that The doctor was from the 70s because I was reading the lore of Lerys institute and I do believe all the debacle was around 1970 (just checked the CIA transformed it in the 70's so that what time period the doctor is from.
It's hard to know how old they are, because they arrive from different time periods all the time. However, we can put it into context next to survivors, who tend to be from modern times (Benedict Baker and Vigo are exceptions, of course).
Here's the ages (Relative to survivors, and my rough guesses, even if they don't physically age, they are still gaining years):