Operating behind the scenes of vampire and human society, hidden deep in the sewers under Hollywood, the Nosferatu make their way through our cities unseen, gathering information and selling it to the highest bidder. Due to their deformed and hideous appearance, the game essentially has to be played with 100% stealth so as to safeguard the Masquerade...
- Animalism - summon ravens, bats, insects and ghostly wolves to protect you.
- Obfuscate - the power of invisibility.
- Potence - supernatural strength in combat.
The name "Nosferatu" is known outside of the Masquerade "World of Darkness
" setting as well. These appearances generally originate in the 1922 German expressionist film Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens
which clearly also served as inspiration for the Masquerade version.
Resident Evil: Code Veronica
Nosferatu was originally Alexander Ashford, however, in 1983 he was tested on by his own daughter, Alexia Ashford
, with a strain of the T-Veronica Virus
. The virus caused rapid cellular change in Alexander and he was imprisoned beneath Umbrella's Antarctic base for 15 years. It breaks free of it's prison when it hears the voice of it's son, Alfred and then pursues Claire Redfield
and Steve Burnside
before finally being killed by Claire.