Dr. Hale embodies both the Lovecraftian investigator archetype and also the classic rough n' tumble pulp adventure/explorer. Besides being a top notch strategist and capable fighter, he had another major advantage over the other characters in our MOBA: the magic book he carries with him has made him privy to the meta-story in which he and all the other characters have found themselves. In a way, this makes him the central character in the fiction. We thought about him as a possible face character for the game.
Fun fact: the idea with his handguns is that they'd flare up with magical power (derived from his book) when he pulled them from their holsters. Makes him a little more interesting than your standard pulp character, imho.
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