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Wilbur Frisk was the Chief Overseer of The Shelter and an enemy in Penumbra: Black Plague.


Frisk's appearance is never seen throughout the Penumbra series, prior to and after his transformation. However, it is widely believed that the infection turned him into a spider-like creature afraid of light and capable of extreme agility, allowing him to over-power any prey he seeks; the reason he can kill Philip LaFresque without Philip seeing him in the dark.


Elevated Caste member Eloff Carpenter began a report on Frisk on February 20th, 2000 after Frisk turned up few results on his projects since taking over as Chief Overseer after Bren Stafferson. After the Tuurngait Virus attacked the station, he escaped to the Kennel for protection from the dogs, with Eloff following him to continue his report.

During the weeks that passed, Eloff notes in his report that Frisk is becoming more friendly with the dogs, and even begins to show some primal instincts as if reverting to them, one of the results being digging out tunnels, most of which lead all the way back to the old mines. These tunnels may have been the cause to the dogs escaping to the old mines, as no dogs except a few corpses can be found in the Kennel.

Eloff notes that, despite having rations, Frisk starts eating some of the dogs, possibly the cause for Frisk's transformation.

In PenumbraEdit

In Penumbra: Overture, Philip witnesses Frisk attacking Dr. Roberts before killing him and dragging him away to the Kennel, as evidenced by Eloff noting in his report that he woke up to find a corpse missing its tongue lying next to him, the man having escaped to the old mines shortly after the virus outbreak.

The last Philip sees of Frisk is a document found at the entrance of The Shelter listing Frisk as chief overseer.

In Penumbra: Black Plague, by the time that Phillip enters the Kennel, Frisk has completely transformed into his spider-like form. He will attack Philip in the darkened hallways by coming out of the holes he has created, and can kill Philip instantly after two attacks. However, due to to his sensitivity to light, Philip is safe if standing in an illuminated area.

Eloff's reports on Frisk can be found in the electrical room of the Kennel. Judging from the claw and bite marks, along with the location of the corpse, it seems Frisk killed the scientist holding the research room keycard at the end of the Kennel.

Once Philip leaves the Kennel, Frisk is never seen again.


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