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Origin

Chloe Price was born in 1994 and is the only child of Joyce and William Price. Her best-friend in the world was Maxine Caulfield, and the two grew up in Arcadia Bay, Oregon together as nearly inseparable partners. Chole's ideal outlook on life began to take a troubled and downward spiral after her father passed away in a car accident in 2009, then Max moved away with her parents to Seattle, Washington not long afterward.

Over the past few years, Chloe became more and more rebellious. Her mother remarried to David Madsen, a overly strict former soldier and head of security at Blackwell Academy; and Max hadn't even so much as called or written to her in years. Feeling abandoned by everyone she cared about, she began acting out, dying her hair blue, getting kicked out of Blackwell Academy, smoking, doing drugs, and getting tattoos. Her only salvation came from her new friend Rachel Amber, whom Chloe considered her angel. They planed to escape the town together after they got enough money, but Rachel went suddenly missing.

While searching for Rachel, Chloe attempted to rob Nathan Prescott, the son of the richest family in town, at a bar to have the cash to leave once she found Rachel. However, Nathan had drugged her drink. She woke up and managed to escape Nathan before he could hurt her. This time she planned to blackmail him for the money with a meeting at Blackwell.

Creation

Life is Strange (Jan 2015)
Life is Strange (Jan 2015)

Chloe Price is a main character from the Life is Strange game franchise developed by DONTNOD Entertainment and published by Square Enix. Chloe's first appearance was in Life is Strange - Episode 1: Chrysalis which was originally released digitally to PSN, XBox Live, and Steam on January 29, 2015.

She is voiced by Ashly Burch in the English production, voiced by Lynn (りん, Rin) in the Japanese version, and motion capture was performed by Gabrielle Hersh.

In Life Is Strange: Before the Storm, Chloe is the main protagonist in this prequel developed by Deck Nine Games, with Story Forge tools. The voice for Chloe is performed by Rhianna DeVries. Ashly Burch did not return to voice the character due to the SAG-AFTRA strike. Burch did however consult with the writers. Life is Strange: Before the Storm - Episode 1 was originally released digitally to PSN, XBox Live, and Steam on August 31, 2017.

Character Development

Chloe Price
Chloe Price

While character interaction and relationships can be altered by the choices of the main player, Maxine Caulfield, some plot developments remain set throughout this episodic game.

Chloe is often portrayed as hot-headed, short tempered, and quick to think the worst of others. However, she's also shown to have a deep appreciation of her friendship with Rachel and Max. She keeps much of her childhood mementos and remembers Max's recent birthday after five years of separation. During Max's existential argument with herself in Episode 5, Chloe is the only one to appear to defend her friend.

After discovering the truth behind Rachel's disappearance, Chloe admits her love for her as she breaks down, she'll challenge Max to kiss her on a dare, and the two will even kiss again, if the player chooses to sacrifice Chloe in the game's final decision and had kissed her on the earlier dare. However, she is portrayed as bisexual, since she also expresses an interest in the Blackwell photography teacher upon meeting him.

Chloe initially has a nihilistic view toward life and her home town, even wishing she could bomb the city and turn it to glass. By the end of the game, she's willing to give up her life for the possibility that her sacrifice will save her mother and people of Arcadia Bay.

Major Story Arc

(Note: Since "Life is Strange" is a story-based game where player choices and time alteration are major factors to the plot, there is no singular story line of any individual character. There are still some plot elements that will remain as constant.)

Life is Strange - Season 1

Episode 1: Chrysalis

Chloe and Max reunited
Chloe and Max reunited

Upon meeting Nathan in the girls' bathroom at Blackwell, Chloe threatens to report to his parents how he's drugging girls at parties. As Nathan pulls out a gun, the school alarm sounds and Chloe escapes. She later finds Nathan attacking students in the parking lot of school, and one of them is her old friend Max. She jumps in the truck with Chloe as the two drive off and reunite.

Chloe brings Max to her home to repair her camera, which was broken in the clash with Nathan. When she's unable to fix it, Chloe gives her the old, instant camera of her father as a late birthday gift. Once Chloe sees the butterfly photo from the bathroom, she realizes that Max was the one who triggered the alarm that allowed her earlier escape. David, Chloe's step-father, eventually starts pounding on the door about loud music and the smell of marijuana. After a confrontation with David, Chole and Max head to the local lighthouse.

Chloe at Max at the lighthouse.
Chloe at Max at the lighthouse.

At the lighthouse, Chloe tells Max about her search for Rachel, about what Nathan did to her at the party, and how she owes three thousand dollars to someone dangerous. Max appears to blackout, but she tells Chloe about visions she's been having of a storm that will wipe out the city and the power to turn back time. That she used it to save Chloe's life when she witnessed Nathan killing her in the bathroom. This all seems like a delusion to Chloe until it begins snowing in eighty degree weather.

Episode 2: Out of Time

Max shows off her powers to Chloe at The Two Whales.
Max shows off her powers to Chloe at The Two Whales.

Chloe remains skeptical of Max's ability to turn back time until she displays them for her at the Two Whales Diner the next morning. Max tells Chloe the contents of her pockets to the smallest detail then predicts the following events of the next thirty seconds in the diner. With no more doubt, Chloe drags Max out to her junkyard hideout known as American Rust to play with Max's powers, along with one of her step-father's guns that she stole.

They're approached by Frank while shooting bottles and assorted junk. He wants the money Chloe owes him, and things get more tense when Chloe notices him wearing a bracelet that belonged to Rachel, which Frank claims is a gift. When he pulls out his knife to threaten Chloe, Max raises the gun on him.

Max and Chloe walk along the rails.
Max and Chloe walk along the rails.

Max and Chloe are resting on the train tracks and talking about Rachel, after Frank leaves; but Chloe gets her foot trapped in the rail with a train coming. Max uses her powers to save Chloe again, and the train narrowly misses her. She takes Max back to school, then later in the day hears about Max trying to stop a suicide as there is an unexplained solar eclipse. She texts with Max, and they're determined to figure things out together.

Episode 3: Chaos Theory

Investigating the principle office.
Investigating the principle office.

Later that evening, Chloe meets up with Max outside Blackwell to break into the school to search for clues, using her step-father's keys. Once they get their information, Chloe convinces Max to join her for swimming in the school pool. They're both nearly caught by someone else looking through the school. Once escaping the campus, Max joins Chloe back to her home for the night. The next morning, Chloe offers Rachel's left behind clothes for Max to wear and teases her by daring Max to kiss her.

With David being kicked out of the house by Joyce, they get information from his files that leads them to investigate Frank. Chloe is devastated when searching Frank's trailer reveals Rachel had lied to her about having a romantic relationship with Frank just before disappearing. In her rage, Chloe lashed out at everyone either hurting her, lying to her. or leaving her, including Max and her deceased father.

Upon discovering a new power, Max alters the past so Chloe's father never died in the past. This changes much of the world, and Max is shocked to find Chloe is a quadriplegic still living with her parents.

Episode 4: Dark Room

Alternate world Chloe.
Alternate world Chloe.

In this alternate timeline, Chloe was left paralyzed from a car accident when she was sixteen years old. She's happy to spend the day with Max again, after their five years of absence. Only this time, Max had written letters and sent photos. They watch Blade Runner together before falling asleep. The next day, Chloe admits to Max that due to her condition her parents are drowning in debt, and her respiratory system is failing. She pleads with Max to overdose her with morphine to end her suffering. Max later changes the world back to where Chloe's father died, and finds herself back in Chloe's normal bedroom.

Searching Nathan's dorm room earns them some evidence, but they still needed information about Frank's drug deals with him to tie it together. The clues they found led to an abandoned barn outside of town. Searching the hidden bunker under the barn, Chloe finds shocking photos of Rachel in a shallow grave at the junkyard. The pair rush to where the photos were taken, dig, and find Rachel's dead body. Chloe breaks down crying.

Chloe murdered by Mr. Jefferson
Chloe murdered by Mr. Jefferson

They roam through the school's Vortex Club party on the lookout for Nathan in order to stop him from making Victoria his next victim and avenge Rachel, but they're unable to find him. Chloe receives a text from Nathan claiming all the evidence will be gone. In a panic, they race back to the junk yard and find Rachel's body is still there. Max is suddenly drugged by a needle, and Chloe is shot dead by Mark Jefferson, the Blackwell photography instructor.

Episode 5: Polarized

Sacrifice Arcadia Bay ending.
Sacrifice Arcadia Bay ending.

Max eventually escapes Mr. Jefferson, with the aid of David; and travels back in time to warn Chloe, using a picture Warren had taken before the party. However, no matter how many ways Max keeps changing the past to catch Nathan and Mr. Jefferson, Arcadia Bay is always destroyed by the storm.

After a terrible and surreal vision, Max and Chloe realize that using her powers and altering reality is the only explanation for what caused the storm to happen in the first place. In order to save the town and her mother, it's Chloe that suggests to Max that she use the picture she took in the bathroom to travel back, but this time to let her die.

In the Sacrifice Arcadia Bay ending, Max refuses to give up Chloe. She rips and tosses the photo away as they watch the giant tornado destroys the city. Once the storm passes, they drive away together from the devastated town with no apparent signs of human life.

Sacrifice Chloe ending.
Sacrifice Chloe ending.

In the Sacrifice Chloe ending, Chloe begs Max to never forget her before Max travels back in time. This time, Max doesn't stop Nathan from killing Chloe in the bathroom as she stays curled up, crying, and hiding in the corner. Nathan is arrested, he confesses to everything, and Mark Jefferson is taken into custody. Max, Joyce, David, and several Blackwell students attend Chloe's funeral. Max then sees a blue butterfly land on the casket.

Stats

  • Hair: Blue and Pink roots (dyed) / Strawberry-blonde (natural)
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Height: 1.7m (5' 9")
  • Distinguishing Marks: Skull, ribbon, flowers, vines, and blue butterflies tattoo (right arm)
  • Occupation: Blackwell Academy Student (expelled)

Powers & Abilities

Intellect

Despite Chloe's more punk-rock persona and rebellious behavior, she was a high grading student before she began acting out and was expelled. She's the one who suggests that Chaos Theory might be a possibly explanation for the change of weather in the area.

Lock Picking

Chloe had picked up a few pointers in lock picking during her time with Frank. Although, she isn't especially skilled with it.

Weapons & Equipment

Revolver

Chloe steals a revolver-style pistol from her step-father as protection, but she has little to no experience with firearms.

Lock Picking Tools

Chloe lock picking
Chloe lock picking

Chloe has a simple set of tools for picking locks.

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