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This is a guide to all the major Characters appearing in Cyberpunk 2077. Learn about each character and their role in the story here.

List of Major Characters

NOTE: The following descriptions include some spoilers for the plot of Cyberpunk 2077. Read at your own risk!

V (The Protagonist)

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V Character Guide

Name V
Gender Player-determined
Base Night City
Occupation Mercenary
Voice Actor Gavin Drea / Cherami Leigh

V is the Mercenary whose story the plot is centered around.

Role in the Story

V steals a biochip which can grant immortality in an attempt to get rich, but accidentally ends up embedding the digitized consciousness of Johnny Silverhand into their brain. This event kicks off the rest of the story, in which V must choose whether to side with Johnny against the Arasaka Corportation or defy him.

The Player Character

As the protagonist, V is controlled by the player, and their appearance, gender, and more is fully customizable. V's backstory is also up to the player, with three possible Lifepaths available to define who the character was before the events of the story.

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Jackie Character Guide

Name Jackie Welles
Gender Man
Base Night City
Occupation Mercenary
Voice Actor Jason Hightower

Jackie is V's partner in crime during the events of the game. A fellow Merc, he'll be joining you on many of your jobs.

Role in the Story

Jackie is shown to meet V at the start of the game. In the PlayStation Gameplay video, V and Jackie are partners in a scheme to move contraband into Night City, but end up getting hustled themselves. It's likely that three different stories of meeting Jackie are possible, one for each of the three different Lifepaths.

Johnny Silverhand

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Johnny Silverhand Character Guide

Name Johnny Silverhand
Gender Man
Base Night City
Occupation Musician
Voice Actor Keanu Reeves

Johnny Silverhand is a dead rockerboy, who lives on in V's head as a cybernetic ghost in the shell. For unknown reasons, he plots to bring down the Arasaka Corporation, the makers of the biochip he is contained inside.

Role in the Story

As the resident of the biochip at the center of the story, Johnny Silverhand plays a key role in the main story.

It's stated that the player can choose to either side with Johnny or go against his wishes – it's possible that this choice will be the deciding factor to determine the player's path and ending to the game.

Dexter DeShawn

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Dexter DeShawn Character Guide

Name Dexter DeShawn
Gender Man
Base Night City
Occupation Fixer
Voice Actor Michael-Leon Wooley

Dexter DeShawn is one of the Fixers working in Night City, meaning he acts as an intermediary between Mercs and clients.

Role in the Story

It's not known how Dexter will play into the main plot, but he's shown giving an assignment to V in the original Gameplay Reveal video. It's likely that many of the game's Quests will be provided to V by virtue of Dexter DeShawn.


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Padre Character Guide

Name Padre
Gender Man
Base Night City
Occupation Fixer

Padre is another Fixer working in Night City, operating in the Heywood district.

Role in the Story

It's stated in Night City Wire 2 that if V takes the Street Kid Lifepath, they will already know Padre, having grown up in Heywood.

However, if V chooses a different Lifepath, they will encounter Padre later on when doing jobs. That said, it's not clear exactly whether Padre's role will be part of the main storyline, or more as a source of side hustle.

Lizzy Wizzy

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Lizzy Wizzy Character Guide

Name Lizzy Wizzy
Gender Woman
Base Night City
Occupation Musician
Voice Actor Grimes

Lizzy Wizzy is a prominent celebrity and pop star in Night City.

Role in the Story

It's not know how Lizzy Wizzy will play into the main plot, or how V will interact with her.

It's speculated that Lizzy Wizzy commited suicide at her concert and was brought back to life after her entire body was replaced with Cyberware. A Breaking News pop-up shown within the first 9 minutes of the Gameplay Reveal says that there was a Death at Lizzy Wizzy Concert.


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Viktor Character Guide

Name Viktor Vector
Gender Man
Base Night City
Occupation Ripperdoc
Voice Actor Michael Gregory

Viktor is a ripperdoc and cyberware vendor based in Night City.

Role in the Story

Not much is known yet as to what extent Viktor takes part in the game, but as shown in the Gameplay Reveal, he is seen taking care of Cyberware augmentations for V. Likewise, based on how their conversation goes, it is likely that V and Viktor go a long way back.



Judy Character Guide

Name Judy Alvarez
Gender Woman
Base Night City
Occupation Braindance Technician
Voice Actor -

Judy is a braindance technician based in Night City.

Role in the Story

Judy is one of the Romance options available to female V in the game. Judy is aligned with The Moxes and works as a Braindance technician and editor for them. She runs her suite / office in Lizzie's Bar.

She is seen guiding V through the process of Braindance in her suite.


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Panam Character Guide

Name Panam Palmer
Base The Badlands
Birthdate Unknown
Gender Woman
Affiliation The Aldecados
Occupation Merc
Voice Actor -

Role in the Story

Panam is one of the Romance options available to male V in the game. An ex-Nomad from the Badlands, she's trying to come into her own in the dog-eat-dog world of Night City.



Rogue Character Guide

Name Rogue Amendiares
Base The Afterlife
Birthdate Unknown
Gender Female
Affiliation The Afterlife
Occupation Owner of the Afterlife
Voice Actor Jane Perry

Role in the Story

An associate of Johnny Silverhand, Rogue is available during Johnny Silverhand quests as a Romance option. As the owner of the Afterlife, she's the effective queen of the Mercs in Night City.

List of All Characters

All Character Profiles

Main Characters

V ImageV Jackie Welles ImageJackie Welles Johnny Silverhand ImageJohnny Silverhand

Romance Options

Judy Alvarez ImageJudy Alvarez Kerry Eurodyne ImageKerry Eurodyne Meredith Stout ImageMeredith Stout
Panam Palmer ImagePanam Palmer River Ward ImageRiver Ward Rogue ImageRogue

Story Characters

Adam Smasher ImageAdam Smasher Alt Cunningham ImageAlt Cunningham Anders Hellman ImageAnders Hellman
Anthony Harris ImageAnthony Harris Claire Russell ImageClaire Russell Delamain ImageDelamain
Dexter DeShawn ImageDexter DeShawn Elizabeth Peralez ImageElizabeth Peralez Evelyn Parker ImageEvelyn Parker
Finn Gerstatt ImageFinn Gerstatt Goro Takemura ImageGoro Takemura Hanako Arasaka ImageHanako Arasaka
Jefferson Peralez ImageJefferson Peralez Joshua Stephenson ImageJoshua Stephenson Lizzy Wizzy ImageLizzy Wizzy
Lucius Rhyne ImageLucius Rhyne Maiko Maeda ImageMaiko Maeda Mama Welles ImageMama Welles
Maman Brigitte ImageMaman Brigitte Misty ImageMisty Mitch Anderson ImageMitch Anderson
Oda ImageOda Oswald “Woodman” Forrest ImageOswald “Woodman” Forrest Placide ImagePlacide
Royce ImageRoyce Saburo Arasaka ImageSaburo Arasaka Saul Bright ImageSaul Bright
T-Bug ImageT-Bug Us Cracks ImageUs Cracks Viktor Vector ImageViktor Vector
Weldon Holt ImageWeldon Holt Yorinobu Arasaka ImageYorinobu Arasaka


Dakota Smith ImageDakota Smith Dino Dinovic ImageDino Dinovic Muamar “El Capitan” Reyes ImageMuamar “El Capitan” Reyes
Padre ImagePadre Regina Jones ImageRegina Jones Wakako Okada ImageWakako Okada

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2 Anonymousabout 1 month

You're missing Meredith Stout. She's one of the Optional Side Quest in the game. Not to mention she's one the characters who can have a fling with male or female V.

1 Anonymousabout 1 month

Why there is no Mr.Hands in fixers section

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    • I'd really like to see a flowchart with all the Main Quests, Side Quests, and Gigs that exist so we can easily see what you need to do before unlocking XYZ quest (kind of like they did here except with everything, not just the Main ones)

    • Can’t leave Viktor’s clinic in Nocturne OP55N1. Gate is closed and won’t open; Misty talks from the other side then goes upstairs. Reloaded a previous save and Viktor’s gate is also closed and locked from the outside - can’t see my Ripperdoc, can’t finish my game.

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