William Ellis

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"Rugby is attracting attention, but William Ellis, who claims to be the founder of this emerging sport, is being forgotten. Maybe the owner of Oletus Manor can offer him some help?"
— Rumor

William Ellis
William Ellis.png
Gender Male
Age 28
Career Forward
Item Football
Clues 3568
Echoes 688

William Ellis, or the Forward, is one of 30 Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png currently featured in Identity V.

Overview[edit | edit source]

When playing him, players can use the football to dash forward and knock the hunter off balance. The Forward will be stunned when exhausted.

If he pushes the hunter into an object, the hunter will be stunned for longer.

His decoding speed is slower than most survivors. His main job is to rescue survivors that are being carried by the hunter. Stunning the hunter into an object while the hunter carries a survivor will release the carried survivor.

He also has 10% increase in struggling speed if captured by the hunter, allowing him to free himself if carried by balloons.

Background[edit | edit source]

Rugby football is attracting attention, but William Ellis, who claims to be the founder of this new sport, is being forgotten. He joined a small rugby club, but not everything went his way. Can the owner of Oletus Manor help him?

External Traits[edit | edit source]

External Traits
Icon Name Description
External Trait Rush.png
Rush Carries around a Football. He dashes forward with his Football, but will be stunned when exhausted.


The Forward's superior physique enables him to knock the Hunter off balance after dashing a short distance. If the Hunter is knocked into other objects, they will be stunned for a longer period of time.

External Trait Athletic.png
Athletic Athletically gifted and monstrously strong. Obstacle Vaulting Speed is increased by 20%, and Pallet Pulling Speed in increased by 50%. The Recovery Speed of Hunters stunned by the Forward is decreased by 15%.
External Trait All Thumbs.png
All Thumbs Clumsy and terrible with machines. Decoding Speed is decreased by 30%
External Trait Struggle.png
Struggle His peak physical condition makes it easier for him to escape the Hunter's clutches. Struggling Speed is increased by 10%.

Deduction Target[edit | edit source]

All completed Objectives reward the player with +335 Logic Points Logic Points.png for the Logic Path 28px

  1. Opportunity
    Fate is the shadow of opportunity.
    • Basic Objective: Encounter 1 teammate
    • Advanced Objective 2: Encounter 2 teammates
    • Advanced Objective 3: Encounter 3 teammates
    A photo: William Ellis with the school football team.
  2. Lucky Shot
    Which button should I press?
    • Basic Objective: Complete 1 calibration
    • Advanced Objective 2: Complete 3 calibrations
    • Advanced Objective 3: Complete 5 calibrations
    When you have no clue how to get them going, try a hard knock! They'll be working sooner or later.
  3. Touchdown
    The place where you score points is past the gate, I guess.
    • Basic Objective: Escape through the gate
    • Advanced Objective 1: Escape through the gate
    • Advanced Objective 2: Escape through the gate
    When the offense crosses the line and touches the ball down in the end zone, the player scores a touchdown and scores five points.
  4. Rugby League
    When the Athletic Association keeps telling players about "amateur spirit", you need to think about your needs in real life.
    • Basic Objective: Open 1 chest
    • Advanced Objective: Open 2 chests
    • Advanced Objective: Open 3 chests
    A photo: a young William Ellis watching his teammates walking away.
  5. Team Co-op
    Just like rugby, this game also requires teamwork.
    • Basic Objective: Rescue 1 teammate from rocket chairs
    • Advanced Objective 1: Rescue 2 teammates from rocket chairs
    • Advanced Objective 2: Rescue 3 teammates from rocket chairs
    Uh... maybe concentration is sometimes the essence?
  6. Technical Foul
    You know what we're like when we get on the field, don't you?
    • Basic Objective: Stun the hunter with a pallet 1 time
    • Advanced Objective 1: Stun the hunter with a pallet 2 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Stun the hunter with a pallet 3 times
    A photo: William Ellis is running forward with the ball.
  7. Forward's Dignity
    Hey, this isn't that difficult, right?
    • Basic Objective: Tackle the hunter 1 time
    • Advanced Objective 1: Tackle the hunter 2 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Tackle the hunter 3 times
    When attacking, the fullback usually creates space in the front and the halfback follows with the ball. Speed and agility are the main requirements of running backs.
  8. Blindsided
    Remember to finish off your opponent!
    • Basic Objective: Tackle the hunter into an object 1 time
    • Advanced Objective: Tackle the hunter into an object 1 time
    • Advanced Objective: Tackle the hunter into an object 2 times
    A photo: William Ellis is standing next to a player clutching his leg on the ground.
  9. The Secret
    Everyone has secrets. It's not always wise to find out what they are.
    • Basic Objective: Escape from the hunter 1 time
    • Advanced Objective 1: Escape from the hunter 3 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Escape from the hunter 5 times
    A journal entry: I shouldn't have gone to that magic show. That guy tinkering with the chain... did he see me?
  10. Retirement
    Life is harsh. Sometimes you have to give up what you love for a while.
    • Basic Objective: Struggle free from the hunter 1 time
    • Advanced Objective 1: Struggle free from the hunter 1 time
    • Advanced Objective 2: Struggle free from the hunter 2 times
    No one remembers me. They just say, "Oh it's that guy running with the ball. But I, William Webb Ellis, am the true inventor of this sport!
After deducing Node 10: Retirement, Forward's Worn Clothes costume will be unlocked.

Appearance Decoration[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Series Description Cost
Costume William Ellis Original.png
Original Already Equipped The original costume. Everything looks so natural. N/A
Costume William Ellis Worn Clothes.png
Worn Clothes Complete Character Deduction quest 10 Retirement to get. All the clothes are super tattered. Was it only a game they have been through? N/A
Dark Side Complete Diary 4 This is one side that has never been shown before, it represents the irreversible past. N/A
Costume William Ellis Lazy Mr. Bunny.png
Lazy Mr. Bunny S2 Essence 1 If you can run that fast, why don't you take a little nap? N/A
Costume William Ellis Sleeping Mr. Bunny.png
Sleeping Mr. Bunny Logic Path Reached 1528 (S2) Hey...hey! The game is over, wake up! N/A
Costume William Ellis Hermes' Shoes.png
Hermes' Shoes Limited-time Sale: Jul. 11, 2018 - Jul. 24, 2018 Hermes' Shoes! Grandeur than could only exist in mythology! TBA
Bull Power N/A The circus could not accept his rude and unreasonable behavior, but on the day of the parade he witnessed a figure even more outrageous than himself. 1388 Echoes Echoes.png or 4888 Fragments Fragments.png
Ryuuji Sakamoto Persona 5 Crossover 1 N/A
SKULL Persona 5 Crossover 1 N/A
Costume William Ellis Fireman.png
Fireman Season 1 Essence 3 Never seen such a reckless--oh, sorry--speedy fireman! N/A
Costume William Ellis Lava Tortoise.png
Lava Tortoise N/A To find the ultimate treasure that sunk there long long ago, he searches endlessly in the volcano on the seabed for Madame Coral's gem. He hasn't even noticed his shell beginning to expand and crack due to the lava. 318 Echoes Echoes.png or 1188 Fragments Fragments.png
Costume William Ellis Deep Sea Turtle.png
Deep Sea Turtle S1 Essence 6 During his long life he has never heard of any treasure, nor has he seen a woman as beautiful as her, she who walks alone on the seabed. N/A
Costume William Ellis Rash Youngster.png
Rash Youngster N/A A fearless and mighty young man. 318 Echoes Echoes.png or 1188 Fragments Fragments.png
Costume William Ellis Lucky Youngster.png
Lucky Youngster Memory Sphere Season 2 Give him something slippery and he will tremble in fear. 318 Echoes Echoes.png or 1188 Fragments Fragments.png
Champion N/A Without a doubt, cowards are unworthy of possessing the glorious title of knight. 318 Echoes Echoes.png or 1188 Fragments Fragments.png
Knight Memory Sphere 2 For honor, charge! N/A
Colorful Mushroom N/A Don't judge whether a mushroom is poisonous on its appearance; have a try. 318 Echoes Echoes.png or 1188 Fragments Fragments.png
Kind Mushroom Memory Sphere 3 It is said that colorful mushrooms are poisonous, but this is obviously a good mushroom. N/A
The Bound N/A Not everyone gets a second chance. I should make good use of this opportunity. 318 Echoes Echoes.png or 1188 Fragments Fragments.png
Mummy Pioneer Memory Sphere Season 4 I was awakened, but the life I once knew was gone. N/A
Blackthorn Memory Sphere Season 10 Searching for the world's delicacy is the best thing about being alive! N/A
Power Red N/A Red power, triple speed! N/A
Icon Name Series Description
Muleta Memory Sphere Season 5 No one can stop this unstoppable charge!

Special Effects: Dash Hit effects

788 Echoes Echoes.png or 2988 Fragments Fragments.png
Accessory Wine Bottle.png
Wine Bottle S1 Memory Sphere B Toasts are reserved for the victorious! 258 Echoes Echoes.png or 968 Fragments Fragments.png
Still Wind Memory Sphere Season 4 A gust of wind frozen in the moment it was formed. 258 Echoes Echoes.png or 968 Fragments Fragments.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

Accessory Confident Detective.png
Confident Detective S1 Memory Sphere A Survivor's accessories, Confident Detective 208 Echoes Echoes.png or 788 Fragments Fragments.png
Accessory Gemini.png
Gemini Rank Treasure Survivor's accessories, Gemini 208 Echoes Echoes.png or 788 Fragments Fragments.png
Accessory Expert Detective.png
Expert Detective Rank Treasure Survivor's accessories, Expert Detective N/A
Icon Name Type Series Description
Graffiti Muse Mark.png
Graffiti Muse Mark Already Equipped The Graffiti content for all survivors and hunters, Muse Mark
Graffiti Forward - Cartoon Forward's exclusive Graffiti, Cartoon
Graffiti Forward - Animal Abyss Treasure Forward exclusive Graffiti - Animal
Graffiti Forward - Silhouette ??? Forward's exclusive Graffiti, Silhouette
Graffiti Rugby Ball - Grayed ??? Rugby Ball Graffiti, Grayed
Graffiti Rugby Ball - Colored S2 Essence 1 Rugby Ball Graffiti, Colored
Emote Agree.png
Emote Agree Already Equipped A motion that means agreement.
Emote Hush.png
Emote Hush Already Equipped A motion that means hush.
Emote Advance.png
Emote Advance N/A A motion that means advance.
Emote Confused.png
Emote Confused Rank Treasure A motion that means confusion.
Emote Hurry Back.png
Emote Hurry Back S1 Memory Sphere B A motion that asks teammates to hurry back.
Emote Shame Shame Motion, exclusive to Forward
Emote Shout.png
Emote Shout Scattered around the corners of the manor. Explore now. A shout motion, exclusive to Forward.
Emote Lie Down.png
Emote Lie Down Scattered around the corners of the manor. Explore now. A lie-down motion, exclusive to Forward.
Emote Relax Persona 5 Crossover Essence Relax, Forward's Exclusive Emote
Emote Dance Memory Sphere Season 4 Dance Motion, exclusive to Forward
Emote Rolls 4-Sided Dice 4-sided Dice Enthusiast

60 Echoes Echoes.png

Rolls 4-sided Dice Motion, exclusive to Doctor
Standby Motion
Icon Series Name Description
Standby Motion Default.png
Default Already Equipped Male survivor's default motion in matching room
Standby Motion Stand.png
Stand Scattered around the corners of the manor. Explore now. Forwards's motion in matching room, Stand
Look Memory Sphere Season 3 Forward Matching Room Motion, Look
Standby Motion Wait.png
Wait S2 Essence 2 Forwards's motion in matching room, Wait
Standby Motion Survivor Snooze.png
Snooze S2 Essence 2 Forwards's motion in matching room, Snooze

Tips[edit | edit source]

Playing as:[edit | edit source]

  • Use the ball when the Hunter is picking up a survivor (because during that animation the Hunter can't move to avoid the stun).
  • Use the ball to reach a pallet only if the Hunter is chasing you and there aren't any other options.
  • The Forward is a rescuer, so it's advisable to use Tide Turner.

Counter:[edit | edit source]

  • When the Forward is approaching, immediately change directions to land a hit on him.
  • The ball lost durability really fast, so if you aren't kiting, rescuing, balloon rescuing, just decode.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • William was originally going to be called "Quarterback", then the "Frontline", and finally, "Forward".
  • He is based upon and named after William Webb Ellis, the creator of rugby.
  • His birthday is on the 15th of May.
  • He is interested in rugby.
  • He is skilled at running by holding the ball.
  • He hates cipher machines.
  • He likes rugby and grape wine.
  • His 2020 birthday letter is as follows
    • An Invitation for William Ellis

      Dear Mr. William Ellis,

      People often discuss how you have an "unfair advantage" in Rugby. Contrary to what they've blabbered about, I see your "advantage" as an "extraordinary reform" to the sport. You've embedded sophistication under that muscular body of yours and successfully fooled everyone that you're merely a brute charging headlessly with a rugby ball.

      Your talent in exploiting the loophole within the rules has revolutionized the sport. For this, we welcome you to participate in this new game we have created. Your role in this operation is to polish the game rules, for the game requires a person with your physique and mind. Your participation in this treasure hunting game of ours at the Oletus Manor is crucial.

      Well, of course, as a token of our appreciation, we will fully support you, with no strings attached, in your future reform at the Rugby club.

      We look forward to your presence,

      The Host

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

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