Dr. Q. L. Killjoy
The Suffering may have slipped below plenty of radars, but that doesn’t mean it can’t have one of gaming’s most memorable villains. Dr. Killjoy was a psychiatrist on the ill-fated Carnate Island long before protagonist, Torque, arrived at Abbott State Penitentiary. The deranged doctor was known for his inhumane treatments that lead to the deaths of many of his patients. During The Suffering, Killjoy acts as a catalyst for much of what Torque winds up going through, all in search of a cure for the prisoner’s monstrous mental instability. Killjoy shows himself via creepy, old-timey projections indicative of the era he terrorized his patients in. The mad doctor may not have been the true evil of The Suffering, but he put Torque through a living hell - and sometimes he just seemed a little too happy about it.