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This entry includes information regarding both Pathologic (2005) and Pathologic 2 (2019).

Name
Executor (Исполнитель)
Orderly (Мортус)
Claw (Pathologic)
Talon (Pathologic 2)
Beak (Pathologic 2)
Voice
Russian Voice
Andrey Yaroslavstev (Pathologic)
Rogvold Sukhoverko (Pathologic)
Georgiy Martiorsyan (Pathologic 2)
Alexander Dziuba (Pathologic 2)
Andrey Barkhudarov (Pathologic 2)
English Voice
Armin Schwing (Pathologic 2)
Erik Hansen (Pathologic 2)


The Executor is an orderly wearing a stage costume provided by the Theatre — a heavy cloak and a bird mask.

Description

Orderlies—the volunteer medical assistants—use these costumes borrowed from the local theatre as protective cloaks. This is the traditional costume of the Reaper, an allegory of Death. The mask of Muu Shubuun, «the wicked bird.» Part of the Reaper costume from the local theatre. It doesn’t have eyeholes: the mask is mounted above an actor’s head, who peeks through a hole in the cloak.
From the Pathologic 2 art book



Executors are characters who play many roles. Sometimes their presence is caused by in-game matters, such as the spread of infection or to deliver information to characters; in other cases, they breach the fourth wall in order to speak directly to the player — often appearing to explain discrete game mechanics or to represent the game’s developers.

The Executors will appear as both plague orderlies in protective costume, as well as figures of the Sand Plague. These figures are often referred to as Talon (known as Claw in Pathologic) and Beak, two Executors with a meta knowledge of the game's events. These specific Executors may be present during midnight pantomimes.

They are your ever-present companions who guide you through the game — or perhaps deceive you. They also appear at the end of each day at the Theatre to perform a pantomime based on the events of the day, or to predict the future.

It's hard to say how many Executors there are in the Town and if the Executor appearing here and there are the same two people or not.

Pathologic

When the player begins their journey as either the Bachelor, Haruspex, or Changeling an Executor (alongside a Tragedian if they are the Bachelor or the Changeling) will be waiting along some of their first steps, ready to explain to them how to play and exist in the word of Pathologic. They will teach the player information such as how to sate hunger and sate exhaustion, as well as how to manage time and dialogue.

If the player fails to complete certain crucial tasks, or if the Plague otherwise advances, an Executor will appear outside the door of a Bound who has fallen ill as a result. The player will be unable to speak with the sick individual unless they provide temporary medicine, or outright cure them.

On the final day of Pathologic an Executor can be spoken to in the Theatre regarding the events of the game. They, alongside the Tragedian, are refered to as "The People Who Executed the Whole Thing" and act as virtual stand-ins for the developers.

Pathologic 2


Come now, you haven't given us any time to change the set!

This entry contains potential spoilers for Pathologic 2. Read at your own risk.


In Pathologic 2 the Sand Plague will appear as an Executor who until Day 10 is refered to only as ???. The Executor will mock the Haruspex's efforts and insist that they are going to be the winner of the story. After the events at the Crowstone the Executor will be named "Murky's Friend". On Day 10 following the infection of Isidor Burakh's List the Executor will then be refereed to as "Sand Plague".

Not all Executors are bad omens, however. Many of the Town's Orderlies will don the garb of the Executor - a costume of Steppe creature called Muu Shubuun, "the wicked bird" - in order to protect themselves from the Sand Plague. The distribution of theatrical Executor costumes are overseen by the Bachelor[1]. Normal Orderlies will lack bones hanging from their robe's shoulders.

On the midnight Pantomimes of Day 3, Day 4 and Day 10 the Executors Talon and Beak are the primary speakers. On the midnight of Day 3 Talon and Beak are present in the wings, and mock the efforts of the three healers on stage.

Pathologic: The Marble Nest

Birdies, birdies... gather ye here, round the marble nest...

This entry contains potential spoilers for Pathologic 2: The Marble Nest. Read at your own risk.


In Pathologic: The Marble Nest the Executor appear both as orderlies and manifestations of Death. On some occasions the same Executor may appear as both, flicking in and out of their orderly persona and their true meaning of Death. An Executor is the one to reveal to the Bachelor that he is truly dreaming, lost in his sickness-addled mind. Outside of the dream he is dying and the Executor offers to allow him to pass. The Bachelor may take the Executor's offer or, instead, he may becoming the Player and refuse to die, beginning the cycle anew.

Orderlies also appear as Executors. They are under the employment of the Bachelor but go against his orders to continue the quarantine as not only has Georgiy Kain overruled him, they also believe that he is dead. Many orderlies are planning to go across the river but some have stayed behind to clean up bodies in the condemned part of Town.

Gallery

Official Art

Animation Video

Notes

  • The Executors have several voice actors throughout the games.
    • Beak's original Pathologic voice actor is Andrey Yaroslavstev (Russian). Its Pathologic 2 voice actors are Georgiy Martiorsyan (Russian) and Armin Schwing (English).
    • Talon's (known as Claw in Pathologic) original voice actor is Rogvold Sukhoverko (Russian). Its Pathologic 2 voice actors are Alexander Dziuba (Russian), Andrey Barkhudarov (Russian), and Erik Hansen (English).

References

  1. "I'm an orderly. We wear these costumes on Bachelor Dankovsky's orders."