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Aesop Carl
Aesop Carr.png
Gender: Male
Career: Embalmer
Prop: Makeup box
Clues: 3568
Echoes: 688

Aesop Carl, or the Embalmer, is one of 27 Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png currently featured in Identity V IconHelp IVlogo.png.

Background[edit | edit source]

Aesop Carr.png

The end of the journey of life is always the same, and Aesop Carl is the ultimate destination for most people's dreams. He strictly follows each step of the procedure and gives the greatest respect to those who arrive at the terminal. So when he found the letter in a beautiful traveler, Aesop decided to complete his last wish for the unfortunate mother.

"On August 7, 1888, I ushered in a female body, she was stabbed 39 times in the face with a knife. She was unrecognizable. I opened my suitcase. This is the tool I rely on to survive. I can make the dead return to life. I worked hard to fix her face. She might have been a beautiful and wealthy woman during her lifetime. I groped for her pocket,and found an invitation and another letter. The letter seemed to be for her daughter, and contained a photo. Probably, following this invitation, she could find her daughter. I don't know why, but I decided to accept the invitation as my own. I should return this letter to her daughter at the manor." (As Aesop Carl was a "fan-designed" character before it got chosen by NetEase, this paragraph of description was from the original designer instead of the official record from Identity V. It seemed to be partially contradicting Aesop's deduction for some details about the reason he went to the manor do not match up. Please be noted.)

External Traits[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Description

He carries his makeup box everywhere. Opening it will summon a coffin with a surrogate in it, and immediately provide the Rebirth ability. When placed on the Rocket Chair, the player can be resurrected in that coffin using a surrogate and also receive the Tide Turner effect for 15 seconds. Every time a teammate rescues the player from a Rocket Chair, the number coffin summons for the Embalmer will increase, but an Embalmer can only summon and use one coffin at a time.


The Embalmer can record and copy the appearance of other survivors on to surrogates. The survivors whose appearance was copied will receive the Rebirth ability. Once the Embalmer finishes copying their appearance, he will lose his own Rebirth.


The time that the Embalmer can persist for when wrapped up in a cocoon or placed on a Rocket Chair is increased by 10%. The Embalmer cannot embalm survivors who have lost mobility, who have been placed on a Rocket Chair several times or who have been placed on a Rocket Chair for a long time.


Extremely sensitive to the presence of others. He is able to detect the presence of all survivors at the beginning of the game for 15 seconds. While deciphering with other survivors, his own deciphering speed is decreased by 15%.

Deduction Target[edit | edit source]

All completed Objectives reward the player with +335 Logic points for the Logic Path

  1. Apprentice
    The day my mother embraced Death, I decided to be his apprentice.
    • Basic Objective: Record the appearance of other Survivors 1 time
    • Advanced Objective 1: Record the appearance of other Survivors 2 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Record the appearance of other Survivors 3 times
    A photo: An elderly embalmer led Carl out of the cemetery by the hand while Carl looked back at the gravestone behind him.
  2. Maybe, I...
    I think what he really needs a doctor...
    • Basic Objective: Successfully heal 1 teammates
    • Advance Objective 1: Successfully heal 2 teammates
    • Advance Objective 2: Successfully heal 2 teammates
    A school withdrawal letter: Aesop may have autism, or some other problems. Either way, I'm very sorry, Sir. We regret to inform you that he is unable to study here.
  3. Steps
    Calm, accurate, decisive.
    • Basic Objective: Complete 3 perfect calibrations
    • Advance Objective 1: Complete 4 perfect calibrations
    • Advance Objective 2: Complete 5 perfect calibrations
    A step-by-step guide: Try to convince them, and if that still doesn't work, go ahead and inject them with some bromide hydrate...
  4. Bouquet of Death
    Bright colors also occasionally appear at the gray cemetery. Sometimes it's from the flowers, other times it's from blood.
    • Basic Objective: Escape from the Hunter 1 time
    • Advance Objective 1: Escape from the Hunter 2 times
    • Advance Objective 2: Escape from the Hunter 2 times
    A letter: Dear Aesop, it has been a while since we last talked. In the afternoon, I will wait for you in the yellow rose garden in the eastern corner of the cemetery. I look forward to seeing you.
  5. Be Brave
    Those wanderers... are too timid.
    • Basic Objective: Solo decode 1 cipher machine
    • Advance Objective 1: Solo decode 2 cipher machines
    • Advance Objective 2: Solo decode 2 cipher machines
    A report of death: Time and cause of death is unknown. The only what we can be clear about is the administrator's signature. So, be brave and say goodbye to the world.
  6. After the bloom
    The stairway of Death is not suitable for growing plant.
    • Basic Objective: Open the exit gate 1 time
    • Advance Objective 1: Open the exit gate 1 time
    • Advance Objective 2: Open the exit gate 1 time
    "My child, she was meant to die, and as for me, I was just there to help. Look, yellow rose bushes. It's a fitting place for her long sleep."
  7. Suspension Period
    He is ready to leave...
    • Basic Objective: Summon a Coffin 1 time
    • Advance Objective 1: Summon a Coffin 1 time
    • Advance Objective 2: Summon a Coffin 1 time
    A diary entry: He got an invitation. I didn't read it, but the fern's wax made me think he wasn't coming back.
  8. The Last Lesson
    The topic is more complicated than I thought.
    • Basic Objective: Stun a Hunter with a pallet 1 time
    • Advance Objective 1: Stun a Hunter with a pallet 2 times
    • Advance Objective 2: Stun a Hunter with a pallet 3 times
    A report: Jerry Carl has suffered multiple injuries, including a comminuted fracture from a fall, massive bleeding from a sharp object, and extensive tissue contusions.
  9. Messenger
    I believe it's for me, and she's just the messenger.
    • Basic Objective: You are resurrected from the Coffin 1 time
    • Advance Objective 1: You are resurrected from the Coffin 1 time
    • Advance Objective 2: You are resurrected from the Coffin 1 time
    A list of items: A few items and an invitation letter. Fern wax from Oletus Manor.
  10. Graduation
    His face was solemn and serene in the coffin. I believe he will be satisfied with my answer.
    • Basic Objective: Embalm teammate 1 time
    • Advance Objective 1: Embalm teammates 2 times
    • Advance Objective 2: Embalm teammates 2 times
    A diary: I can feel waves of bromide flowing through his veins. I know I will become him, and he will become what he himself would despise.
  11. Keep an Appointment
    I can't refuse the invitation. There are too many lost people out there.
    • Basic Objective: Complete 3 perfect calibrations
    • Advance Objective 1: Complete 4 perfect calibrations
    • Advance Objective 2: Complete 5 perfect calibrations
    A diary entry: I can finally understand the joy he experiences every time he guides lost people from darkness. I also understand why he was eager to keep his appointment.

Full Conclusion[edit | edit source]

'Aesop Carl' is not his real name. He adopted his last name from Jerry Carl, the embalmer from his mother's funeral. Jerry helped Aesop to become interested in the art of embalming, allowing him to take on an apprenticeship with him at his morgue. Aesop received a letter saying he was deemed unsuitable for school education, most likely because of autism, so he became Jerry's full time apprentice.

As it turned out, Jerry Carl was a serial killer who used the guise of embalming to give his victims 'mercy kills'. He taught Aesop how to use manipulation and persuasion to guide people to their deaths, convincing them to accept the idea that death is far better for them than life. If these tactics didn't work, he was told to use bromide hydrate (a highly toxic body preserver). As Aesop proved himself as an accomplice rather than an apprentice, he adopted the last name 'Carl' and performed a fake funeral for his old identity. Around the period after Aesop dropped out of school, he received a letter from a presumed friend(?) who wished to meet with him again. When Aesop comes to meet her, she is found dead in the rose garden and appears to have been killed by Jerry. With Jerry present, he tells Aesop that she was meant to die one day and that all he did was help her. Regardless of how much he subscribed to Jerry's philosophical teachings, it is possible Aesop regrets that her death had happened (referring to the description of his Remains of Yellow Roses accessory).

Later, Jerry Carl received an invitation to the manor. He returned from it alive, although with severe injuries (implying he escaped or won the game at the cost of his physical health). Aesop guided Jerry into death using the tactics that he taught him. Aesop became his mentor, and his mentor became what he hated; someone who died without accepting it. Aesop found a similar invitation letter to the manor on a girl he was embalming and took it for himself, his mission being to guide lost people - those who are heavily injured or unable to find satisfaction in life - to their deaths as he claims he finally understands why Jerry found so much joy in his work.

Appearance Decoration[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Series Description Cost
Original Embalmer.png
Original Already Equipped The original costume. Everything looks so natural. N/A
Worn Clothes Embalmer.png
Worn Clothes Complete Character Deduction quest 11 Escape to get. All the clothes are super tattered. Was it only a game they have been through? N/A
Exorcist Embalmer.png
Exorcist S3 Essence 3 Doubt can destroy yesterday's faith, but also clear the road for tomorrow's belief. ([limited] Costume, can only be obtained in thhe S3 Essence 3.) N/A
Yusuke Kitagawa Persona 5 Crossover 1 N/A
FOX Persona 5 Crossover 1 N/A
Trickster Embalmer.png
Trickster Call of the Abyss III The Trickster tried his best to protect the Surveyors mind from being eroded, just so they could continue with their journey on the road of darkness with the Abyss' creation in their hands. Yet, his playful miscommunication finally took its toll on the Puppeteer. N/A
Banker Embalmer.png
Banker Call of the Abyss II Currency in Steam City is not coin, but the geothermal heat extracted by the furnace tower. Soon after the tower core was extinguished, the key to the tower he kept was lost. N/A
Rorschach Embalmer.png
Rorschach Physician Memory Sphere Season 6 Symptom: Role-play Paranoia

Note: He never admitted that he was a patient. Instead, he claimed to be a psychiatrist and encouraged other patients to escape together. Finally, something serious happened this time.

Man in Dream Embalmer.png
Man in Dream Memory Sphere Season 7 Close your eyes and make a guess. Will this be a nap or an eternal sleep. N/A
Music Master Embalmer.png
Music Master Memory Sphere Season 7 When the moon is at its highest, he will play that song. N/A
Call Bell Embalmer.png
Call Bell Memory Sphere 9 What can I do for you, my dear customer? N/A
Banquet Butler Reminiscence Event All guests, please be calm. Put the cake down and listen to me... ahh... my suit! 100 Spyglasses or obtain free from Reminiscence Event
Solemn White Logic Path reached 502 (S4) Life is as splendid as summer flowers, and death as tranquil and beautiful as autumn leaves. Death can also be interpreted in such a natural and beautiful way. N/A
Bloody Garment Embalmer.png
Bloody Garment Call of the Abyss I The red garment will turn you into the belle of the ball, but it won't reduce the respect that should be afforded life and death. N/A
Casual Yellow N/A One shouldn't lower their standards, even when they're off duty. N/A
Icon Name Series Description Cost
Remains of Yellow Roses Acc.png
Remains of Yellow Roses Memory Sphere Season 7 What lies here is more than just an apology.

Special Effects: Replaced Embalmer's motion and special effects

Replaced Rebirth special effects

Added special effects for Coffins

1888 Echoes or 8388 Fragments
Holy Sword Acc.png
Holy Sword N/A The other side to sanctity generally depends on how you define it

Special Effects:

Replaces special effects for Rebirth.

Increases the Coffin's special effects.

1068 Echoes Echoes.png or 3888 Fragments Fragments.png
Silver Comb Acc.png
Silver Comb Memory Sphere Season 5 The carefully preserved Silver Comb was flawless. 258 Echoes Echoes.png or 968 Fragments Fragments.png
Mandala Origami Memory Sphere Season 10 Whenever Carl dispatches the deceased, he folds a mandala in the hope that it will guide their soul to a distant shore. 258 Echoes Echoes.png or 968 Fragments Fragments.png
Casablanca Accessory.png
Casablanca Deduction Star Commemoration Event 2019 "As time goes by, my love for you continues to grow every day"

Deduction Star Commemoration Event 2019 Bouquet. Please give this Bouquet to the Deduction Star in your heart

WE Confident Detective.png
Confident Detective S1 Memory Sphere A Survivor's accessories, Confident Detective 208 Echoes Echoes.png or 788 Fragments Fragments.png
WE Gemini.png
Gemini S1 Memory Sphere A Survivor's accessories, Gemini 208 Echoes Echoes.png or 788 Fragments Fragments.png
WE Expert Detective.png
Expert Detective Rank Treasure Survivor's accessories, Expert Detective N/A
Icon Type Name Series Description
Muse Mark.png
Graffiti Muse Mark Already Equipped The Graffiti content for all survivors and hunters, Muse Mark
Graffiti Makeup Box - Cartoon Scattered around the corners of the manor. Explore now. Embalmer's Exclusive Graffiti, Makeup Box Cartoon
Graffiti Casanova - FOX Persona 5 Crossover Essence P5 Embalmer's Exclusive Graffiti
Graffiti Childhood Adventure Children's Day Event Children's Day Event Graffiti, Seer, Embalmer and Prospector exclusive
Graffiti Trickster Call of the Abyss III Embalmer Exclusive Graffiti - Trickster
Emote Dance S9 - Rank Treasure Dance Motion, exclusive to Embalmer
Emote Lay Down Call of the Abyss III Lie Down Motion, exclusive to Embalmer
Emote Agree Already Equipped A motion that means agreement.
Emote Advance N/A A motion that means advance.
Emote Confused Rank Treasure A motion that means confusion.
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Emote Hurry Back S1 Memory Sphere B A motion that asks teammates to hurry back.
Emote Rolls 4-Sided Dice 4-sided Dice Enthusiast

60 Echoes

Rolls 4-sided Dice Motion, exclusive to Embalmer
Standby Motion
Icon Name Series Description
Default Already Equipped Male survivor's default motion in matching room
Ready Memory Sphere Season 7 Embalmer Matching Room Motion, Ready
Stand Persona 5 Crossover Essence Embalmer Matching Room Motion, Stand
Look Memory Sphere Season 6 Embalmer Matching Room Motion, Look
Snooze Memory Sphere Season 7 Embalmer Matching Room Motion, Snooze

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Aesop's skill is pretty useless if not used correctly. His coffin allows you to reborn yourself after 8 seconds. During this time, your coffin is revealed to the hunter and it can run to the coffin to hit you. You will receive 10 seconds Tide Turner after the reborn. If the hunter catches up on you, you will be tied again, lose 1 stage on the rocket chair and lose your coffin.
  • If the hunter loses you, and you escaped, it will let your teammates have more time to decode.
  • When the hunter sees that you are using your coffin, there is a large chance that it will go away and go around to let you die by bleeding or force you to lose your Exit Path trait.
  • Remember, always place your coffin as far as possible from the rocket chair, cipher machines (avoid Teleport) and let it be placed in some area that has pallets or windows to let you escape easier right after the reborn.
  • Coffin also has collision.
  • Remember, you cannot be healed for 10 seconds after being Rebirthed from the coffin as tide turner is automatically induced. This is the same for teammates.
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7EJmYBFYjM, there is a trick to help your teammate escape at 10:13

Birthday Quests[edit | edit source]

Aesop Carl Birthday Quests
On his birthday (11th May) players are able to clear a list of quests in order to receive various rewards.

Aesop - Birthday Preparations

- Stay online for 30 minutes [Reward : 20 Fragments]

Aesop - Birthday Wishes

- Win 1 Match (not including Custom, Five-Player, or Blackjack modes).

- Enter "Happy Birthday Aesop" in the Public Channel. [Reward : 10 Clues]

Aesop - Leave a Like to Others

- Leave 4 Likes to other players at the end of the game. [Reward : 15 Fragments]

Aesop - Battle Together

- Complete 1 Match with Embalmer in participation (not including Custom, Five-Player, or Blackjack modes.) [Reward : 20 Fragments]

Aesop - Complete Battles

- Complete 2 Matches (not including Custom, Five-Player, or Blackjack modes.) [Reward : 20 Clues]

Clearing all of the quests will reward the player with the Embalmer's horoscope icon as well as a letter for Aesop, containing 30 additional Fragments.

The content of the letter reads as follows :

A letter from the past

Dear Aesop,

You must be confused when you receive this letter.

I'm really grateful to my most loyal friend, Elisa, for delivering it.

I wonder what you are like nowadays.

In my memory, you're a kind and gentle child.

In my dire days, I used to dream of watching you grow up into a popular and elegant gentleman like your father.

Such a dream is so beautiful that I thought I could endure any suffering.


Fortunately, Mr.Carl was there to raise you. Perhaps this can alleviate my sins.

While he is a man of few words and may have an odd temper, please trust that he is a good person.

After all, when I was suffering, he was there to help me, so that my collapsing soul could find comfort and relief.

I know this is a weak argument.

But please don't doubt my love for you.

Please believe that I've tried my best. I wish I will have the chance to tell you in person.

"Happy birthday, my dear child."

And...please forgive me.

I wish you all the best.

Your cowardly mother,


Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • He is described as unsociable, persistent, professional, and curious.
  • Aesop was born in a middle class family.
  • He enjoys being alone and is good at Holding funerals.
  • Aesop is uncomfortable around living people, but feels comfortable with the deceased, as he is around them more often than living people.
  • He speaks slowly, softly, and sounds young with low magneticity.
  • He is the only survivor who doesn't shake while opening the exit gate.
  • He was born on May 11 and is younger than Emma (The Gardener), As he is 21.
  • Aesop is a "fanmade" character who won a design contest and got implemented into the game.
  • In his lore, he has some mental illness and he is very anti-social.
  • He is interested on being alone.
  • He is skilled on funerals.
  • He turned 23 as of May 11th, 2020

References[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

The Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png
Emily Dyer Portrait.png Emily Dyer - Doctor Freddy Riley Portrait.png Freddy Riley - Lawyer Kreacher Pierson Portrait.png Kreacher Pierson - Thief Emma Woods Portrait.png Emma Woods - Gardener Servais Le Roy Portrait.png Servais Le Roy - Magician Kurt Frank Portrait.png Kurt Frank - Explorer
Naib Subedar Portrait.png Naib Subedar - Mercenary Martha Behamfil Portrait.png Martha Behamfil - Coordinator Fiona Gilman Portrait.png Fiona Gilman - Priestess Tracy Reznik Portrait.png Tracy Reznik - Mechanic William Ellis Portrait.png William Ellis - Forward Helena Adams Portrait.png Helena Adams - The Mind's Eye
Vera Nair Portrait.png Vera Nair - Perfumer Cowboy Portrait.png Kevin Ayuso - Cowboy Dancer Portrait2.png Margaretha Zelle - Female Dancer Eli Clark Portrait.png Eli Clark - Seer Aesop Carl Portrait.png Aesop Carl - Embalmer Norton Campbell Portrait.png Norton Campbell - Prospector
Patricia Dorval Portrait.png Patricia Dorval - Enchantress Mike Morton Portrait.png Mike Morton - Acrobat Murro Portrait.png Murro - Wildling Jose Baden Portrait.png Jose Baden - First Officer Demi Bourbon Portrait.png Demi Bourbon - Barmaid Lucky Guy Portrait.png Lucky Guy
The Hunters IconHelpLoading hunter.png
Leo Beck.png Leo Beck - Hell Ember Joker.png Joker - Smiley Face Jack.png Jack - The Ripper Bane.png Bane - Gamekeeper Violetta.png Violetta - Soul Weaver Michiko.png Michiko - Geisha
Hastur.png Hastur - The Feaster Black and White.png Wu Chang - Black and White Photographer.png Joseph - Photographer Mad Eyes.png Burke - Mad Eyes Yidhra.png Yidhra - Dream Witch Robbie.png Robbie - Axe Boy
Luchino FP.png Luchino - Evil Reptilian Mary FP.png Bloody Queen