The Brutes are the rarer, more dangerous type of the Gatherers. They deal more damage than a Servant Grunt, and are usually able to kill Daniel in a single hit.
Brutes, like Grunts, cannot talk, and emit strange, whale-like noises and moans. Staring at them will reduce sanity.
The Brutes have a distinctive brown-green color, unlike the pale white of their Grunt counterparts. They have heads that are split open in an almost floral shape, with teeth lining the inside of the opening along with a single eye. The brutes wear leg-less, metal tunics and have metal plates and nails that connect their arms and legs at their joints. These plates make creaking noises when the Brute walks. In place of a left forearm they have a metal shaft with an attached blade. This is their primary form of attack and can bash through doors with it in only two hits and kill Daniel in only one. When hit, there will be a long slash mark on the screen.There is some evidence that the brutes may have been created by the Shadow. In one of Daniel’s diary notes recovered in the machine room, he mentions that the victims of the Shadow had their heads split open, skin boiled and limbs scattered. This matches the description of the brute. Its head appears split open, and the limbs appear reattached with metal fixings. Since the Brute’s brain is obviously destroyed, it indicates that there may be some sort of supernatural force or magical power that causes it to move (akin to a puppet).
Brutes appear in the following locations:
- Prison (both blocks)
The appearances in the Prison are scripted and not dangerous.
They’re the second monster that you normally encounter and they’re faster than the Grunts. They have a ‘smashed’ abnormal face, a bloody blade IN their left arm and lots of nails in their legs.