|キャサリン・マクブライド (Kyasarin Makuburaido)|
|Body||Slim, nicely endowed|
|Occupation||Office Manager at Bantam Suits|
|ENG VA||Michelle Ruff|
|JPN VA||三石 琴乃 (Kotono Mitsuishi)|
- "No...I usually do the killing in my dreams."
Vincent's girlfriend, who wants something more.
Katherine is Vincent's loyal and steadfast girlfriend who works for a clothing company. She and Vincent were classmates in high school, but they only started dating after they met again at their 10-year reunion. Katherine has been thinking more and more about their relationship, and wants him to fully commit to her, but his indecisiveness is starting to increasingly annoy her as time goes by.
Katherine McBride has a by-the-book Type A personality. She is dominant, responsible, goal-oriented, and puts her career above almost everything else. When Vincent admits to working severe overtime with no extra pay, she chides him for being taken advantage of and not taking a stand for himself. She proves that if someone can't be trusted to do something right, she will take care of it for them. The clearest example of this is when she takes full control of their finances after Vincent consistently spends all his money on new computers, cell phones, alcohol and cigarettes.
Katherine is always straight-forward, and doesn't appreciate between-the-lines insinuations or passive-aggressive accusations, both of which Vincent is guilty of. Even though her fidelity was called into question with Steve Delhomme, she has only made one lie (of omission) in the entire game: not telling Vincent immediately when she knew she wasn't pregnant.
While clues have been left that Katherine might have been lying about the pregnancy as a test for Vincent to pass, her reaction during the break up with him paints a clearer picture. She not only tells him that the knowledge of the pregnancy actually scared her, but admits to him she knew about the news earlier, but didn't tell him because she feared he would leave her.
The only things in the game shown to rattle her are when she murders Catherine (though it happens in a dream), and when she is effectively dealing with the possibility of being pregnant completely alone, as Vincent is off in his own world.
Katherine is not shown to be the affectionate type. The only time she kisses Vincent or tells him she loves him is during the Katherine True Ending. Most times she leaves him with a simple "Goodbye." Whether this is a result of their recent relationship troubles or because of her natural personality is not explained in the game.
Katherine attended elementary school with Vincent and Orlando. Their friendship was initially antagonistic, as the boys would often steal and eat her lunch. Though it upset her, she began giving Vincent her snacks, indicating that she had a crush on him.
They met again during their 10-year high school reunion. Afterwards when she was depressed, Vincent ran to her side in the middle of the night and comforted her. He found out that she was having dating problems and started to give her advice, but ended up falling for her himself. While seemingly romantic, Erica theorizes that Katherine only started dating him because her maternal instincts and dominant personality wouldn't allow her to leave a slacker like Vincent alone.
The two have been in a steady relationship for the past 5 years, though Vincent isn't interested in taking it to the next level, and Katherine's parents have started to pressure her to marry.
In the GameEdit
Katherine's first scenes in the game are with Vincent, arguing over his lack of overtime pay and the possibility of marriage between them. Though he blows her off, she continues bringing it up in texts and conversations until she finally tell him that she thinks she's pregnant. Although initially upset by his sheer terror, he manages to calm her down.
In the following days, she visits him at home to bring him cake, and meets him at Chrono Rabbit, all the time narrowly missing Catherine. She finds out she actually is pregnant, which she tells Vincent, who reacts much the same as he did before. During one of their meetings, Vincent passive-aggressively accuses her of cheating on him with a man named Steve Delhomme, whom she never heard of before.
At this point, Katherine mentions the mysterious and intimidating anonymous texts she's been receiving. These turn out to be from Catherine, sent in an effort to drive a wedge further between her and Vincent.
Later on she manifests with Catherine in Vincent's dream on Day 8, which takes place in his apartment. The women argue over him which leads to a fight with both trying to kill each other, and Catherine ending up stabbed through the stomach with a knife. Vincent pulls Katherine away to escape only to find that the two have been pulled into the Nightmare World: 8-1, The Cathedral. They both climb the tower, with a transformed Catherine chasing after them.
At the top of the tower, Vincent confesses his love and commitment to Katherine when she cannot continue on because of his previous lies and affairs.
In reality on Day 8, Katherine has easily suspected Vincent's affair and comes to his apartment to break up with him, adding the pregnancy was just a mistake in the test. Despite his best efforts to stop her, she leaves him.
During the Freedom endings, Jonny mentions asking Katherine out after their breakup. Though the fate of that is somewhat vague, his reaction implies she turned him down.
- Catherine is written as キャサリン (Kyasarin) in Japanese for both Catherine and Katherine. This leads to a lot more ambiguous references in the Japanese game, as you have to rely on context which C/Katherine is being talked about. In a few instances in the North American version, the vagueness of which one Vincent is talking about is so important the localization team altered the subtitles to read as "her" when he actually speaks her name, leaving the player intentionally confused.
- Katherine wears french beige lipstick, purple eyeshadow, and vivid blue nail polish.
- She plays a very large part of Vincent's fears, manifesting herself in the Nightmare stages as the "Fist of Grudge" and "Doom's Bride".
- She has an impressive sweet tooth. Every time (except Day 6) she is at Chrono Rabbit she is eating cake, usually strawberry, with her milky coffee.
- As mentioned in Vincent's trivia, Katherine represents the black haired and mature looking woman in which a man has to choose between her or a blonde and young looking woman in one of the Lovers Arcana tales. Katherine represents the romantic and intellectual attraction as shown how she is towards Vincent in the game.
- Erica mentions Katherine likes kids, and so is probably happy about the pregnancy.
- Orlando also mentions that Katherine had a pet caterpillar when she was younger.
|Vincent · Katherine · Catherine · Orlando · Jonny · Toby · Erica · Boss · Trisha|
|Justin · Todd · Archie · Daniel · Morgan · Anna · Lindsay and Martha · Paul · The Couple · Feather|