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Alias: Joseph Desaulnier
Gender: Male
Career: Photographer
Clues: 4508
Echoes: 858

Joseph, or the Photographer is one of 17 Hunters IconHelpLoading hunter.png currently featured in Identity V IconHelp IVlogo.png.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Photographer is a time and space manipulating Hunter, able to create a Camera World with his cameras placed all over the map.

After taking a photo, he will create a Camera World, replicating the survivors and environment from that moment. In the Camera World, if Joseph hits Survivors once, they'll receive a 0.5 damage; if he incapacitates survivors, they'll receive one damage; if he put the survivors in Rocket Chairs, they'll be incapacitated. Every time the Camera World ends, all Cipher Machines' decoding progress will be cut in half.

His Recorded Moment [[File:|28px|link=Recorded Moment]] ability allow him to enter and exit the Camera World freely and allow him to do surprise attacks when Survivors are decoding Cipher Machines or rescuing someone from Rocket Chairs. His second ability, Time Jump [[File:|28px|link=Time Jump]], allow him to records the path he passed in the last 15 seconds and he can return to any point in the path.

Background[edit | edit source]


Joseph was forced to leave France and move to England with his parents. The pain of losing his twin brother caused Joseph to become absorbed with art. He hoped to save the live images of those people and objects to liven up his pictures. Joseph has become obsessed with parapsychology and hopes to make some interesting modifications to his camera. He started to tell his closest friends that he had found a way to capture souls in pictures. No one took him seriously, but then they started to notice that everyone whose picture was taken by Joseph disappeared one after another. When a panic-stricken mob forced their way into Joseph's residence, Joseph was nowhere to be seen. On the wall of his studio, however, were all kinds of lifelike portraits of people that seemed to be looking right at them. [1]

External Traits[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Description
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Camera World

After Joseph takes a photo with his camera, he can replicate the survivors and environment from that moment and create a static Camera World. After the Camera World collapses, half of the changes made within it will be projected onto the real world, and there will be a cooldown during which the camera cannot be used. Joseph can enter the Camera World at will to find the person from the photo and place them upon a rocket chair. While in the static Camera World, survivors cannot escape the manor or be sent back there from rocket chairs; similarly, survivors in the real world can enter the Camera World through recorded images. Survivors who do this can decode cipher machines for progress but cannot decode them completely. Those in the Camera World will not apply team buffs or debuffs to survivors.


Grants the power of two spacetimes. Regular attacks deal 1.5x the damage.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

These are two Abilities that are unique to Joseph:

Icon Name Description
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Recorded Moment

A recorded moment which can be used while Camera World is active. Joseph may use it to enter and exit the Camera World freely.

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Time Jump

Joseph records last 15 seconds in time as he moves. Return to your desired point in time by holding down the skill button for the corresponding number of seconds.

Deduction Target[edit | edit source]

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

  1. Going Against
    Trying to go back to the past is always difficult.
    • Basic Objective: Vault through 2 windows
    • Advanced Objective 1: Vault through 3 windows
    • Advanced Objective 2: Vault through 4 windows
    Damaged Clipping: From the King... In light of the mutual trust and reciprocal love between the sovereign and his subjects, effective remedies for the country's malaise should be provided as soon as possible... Ensure public happiness to rediscover the peace and tranquillity that we have long been deprived of. The national conference will be held in the... palace.
  2. Revolution
    They howled, and their torches lit up the sky.
    • Basic Objective: Hit Survivors with a charged attack 1 time
    • Advanced Objective 1: Hit Survivors with a charged attack 2 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Hit Survivors with a charged attack 3 times
    Diary 1: We all love a fireplace in winter when the fire is bright and warm. But when it wreaks havoc on the streets, we realise that what's common in life can turn into something completely different.
  3. Memories
    The most alarming of all is oblivion and destruction.
    • Basic Objective: Trample 1 pallet
    • Advanced Objective 1: Trample 2 pallets
    • Advanced Objective 2: Trample 3 pallets
    Damaged Portrait: A pair of smiling twin brothers standing in the middle of the young couple.
  4. Exile
    We are here because of the will of the people, and we will only be driven away by the bayonet.
    • Basic Objective: Activate Camera 1 time
    • Advanced Objective 1: Activate Camera 2 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Activate Camera 3 times
    Diary 2: Claude coughed so much that he could hardly sleep. Father said to wait for just another month and we would arrive.
  5. Loss
    I want him to come back.
    • Basic Objective: Enter Camera World 2 times
    • Advanced Objective 1: Enter Camera World 3 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Enter Camera World 4 times
    Perfect Portrait: An expressionless young man standing in the middle of a middle-aged couple.
  6. Dark Box
    It can project the scenery outside the box into the box, forming a reverse image with opposite sides.
    • Basic Objective: Hit Survivors in Camera World 3 times
    • Advanced Objective 1: Hit Survivors in Camera World 4 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Hit Survivors in Camera World 5 times
    Diary 3: Beautiful but fleeting. Even the most advanced painting techniques cannot perfectly reproduce the scene from the Black Box. Perhaps this is the limit of humans. Claude, my end is very much like yours.
  7. Rumor
    "Not knowing" is much scarier than "terrible".
    • Basic Objective: Utilise projection to cause 1 Survivor to become incapacitated when the Camera World merges with reality.
    • Advanced Objective 1: Utilise projection to cause 2 Survivors to become incapacitated when the Camera World merges with reality.
    • Advanced Objective 2: Utilise projection to cause 3 Survivors to become incapacitated when the Camera World merges with reality.
    Diary 4: The maids and workers have recently become strange. It seems that they're whispering about something and more of them are taking sick leave. Lacking help from others, the experiment had to be put on hold because of the uncontrollable shaking of both my hands and feet. Claude, I can sense the approach of old age.
  8. Corrode
    Light is the best brush.
    • Basic Objective: Place 1 Survivor on a rocket chair in Camera World.
    • Advanced Objective 1: Place 2 Survivors on a rocket chair in Camera World.
    • Advanced Objective 2: Place 3 Survivors on a rocket chair in Camera World.
    Damaged Lab Notes:... Silver nitrate can be replaced by silver chloride. The paper coated with silver chloride should be continuously placed in the dark box... Blur... Asphalt...
  9. Develop
    This reveals things that are not visible to the naked eye.
    • Basic Objective: Use Time Jump to go back in time and hit Survivors 1 time
    • Advanced Objective 1: Use Time Jump to go back in time and hit Survivors 2 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Use Time Jump to go back in time and hit Survivors 3 times
    Damaged Lab Notes 2:... The fumigation effect of mercury vapor is unexpected. Even ordinary workers can do the same...
  10. Fear
    It drives us crazy.
    • Basic Objective: Hit Survivors in real world 3 times
    • Advanced Objective 1: Hit Survivors in real world 5 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Hit Survivors in real world 7 times
    Damaged Clipping:... Joseph Desaulniers... is missing. Workers and maids claim that the mansion was cursed by the missing old man.
After deducing Node 10: Fear, Photographer's Worn Clothes costume will be unlocked.

Appearance Decoration[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Series Description Cost
Original Already Equipped The original costume. Everything looks so natural. 858 Echoes or 4508 Clues
Worn Clothes Complete Character Deduction quest 10 Fear to get. All the clothes are super tattered. Was it only a game they have been through? N/A
Azrael N/A He fell from the heavens and brought with him the first falling leaf of the season. 2888 Echoes or 12888
Moonlight Gentleman Memory Sphere Season 3 The moonlight in dreams is gentle and affectionate, but no one tries to dance with him. N/A
Apollo Memory Sphere Season 6 Only I can give you sunshine and hope, and only I can take them away. N/A
Lies Darling, every promise I make comes from my heart - if I had a heart. N/A
Hypnotist Memory Sphere Season 6 Medical Position: Hypnotist

Memo: Collecting vulnerable and distorted images of patients through hypnosis. Only Rorschach will have unnecessary sympathy for the patients... It's better that he goes and accompany those poor fellas!

Count Memory Sphere Season 7 Don't bother his Lordship, unless you want to be hung on the wall for eternity. N/A
Icon Name Series Description
Bizzaro Detective.png
Bizarro Detective Already Obtained Hunter's accessories, Bizarro Detective N/A
Villain Charm.png
Villain Charm N/A Hunter's accessories, Villain Charm 258 Echoes Echoes.png or 968 Fragments Fragments.png
Lost Girl.png
Lost Girl N/A Hunter's accessories, Lost Girl 258 Echoes Echoes.png or 968 Fragments Fragments.png
Astral Device N/A Your future destiny is something which you foresaw long ago, but cannot avoid.

Special Effect: Alters visual effects while walking and when taking pictures.

1068 Echoes or 3888 Fragments
Icon Type Name Series Description
Muse Mark.png
Graffiti Muse Mark Already Equipped The Graffiti content for all survivors and hunters, Muse Mark
Emote Threaten Memory Sphere Season 6 Threaten Motion, exclusive to Photographer
Emote Rolls 4-Sided Dice 4-sided Dice Enthusiast

60 Echoes

Rolls 4-sided Dice Motion, exclusive to Photographer
Standby Motion
Icon Name Series Description
Default Already Equipped Hunter's default motion in matching room
Demonstrate Memory Sphere Season 5 Photographer Exclusive Matching Room Standby Motion - Demonstrate
Sneer Memory Sphere Season 5 Photographer Exclusive Matching Room Standby Motion, Sneer
Snooze Memory Sphere Season 6 Photographer Exclusive Matching Room Standby Motion - Snooze

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Photographer is unable to be used in "Violent Struggle" mode for a reason unknown to the public so far.
    • This is most likely due to his complicated ability causing performance issues when there is double the number of players.
    • Also, his attack does 1.5 damage which will knock the survivors down in just two hits. (Remember, in 2v8 mode, survivors have 3 HP)
  • Joseph has a twin named Claude that is implied that he died of sickness.
  • Joseph was alive during the French Revolution.
  • Despite his young looks, it is implied that Joseph lived a long life, died and is now undead.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Taking the damage projection to your advantage, you can try out an alternative playstyle: Hit all photo survivors you can find in the Camera World once. Once the Camera World collapses, you can now incapacitate survivors in one-hit, due to their inability to heal half-damage. Notice that the Doctor can heal half-damage, so this playstyle is uneffective against a team with her.
  • If you spawn right next to a camera, it is often best to wait for a few moments before activating the Camera World. This is to make sure every survivor has got a cipher machine to decode, so that you can Terror Shock their photo counterparts, suprising them and saving valuable time.
  • As in the Camera World, survivors don't move and struggle so it's best to equip Hospitable to get yourself some extra movement speed hitting survivor when ballooning one of them.
  • Wait at a cipher machine and escape out of the Camera World to attack and jumpscare them. Doing this will one-hit KO survivor

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

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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
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