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There's more to this guy than just bein' a lean, mean, luggage lifting machine.
 
— Matt

Matthew Taylor, referred to by his friends as Matt, is one of the eight main protagonists and a playable character in Until Dawn. He was voiced and motion captured by actor Jordan Fisher.

Appearance

Matt is a young African-American man with short black hair and brown eyes.

During the Prologue, Matt wears a grey t-shirt, a grey hoodie, and a pair of jeans.

When the group meets up one year later, Matt is seen wearing gray track pants and a light cobalt-blue Letterman jacket over a light jean jacket, and a grey turtleneck.

As the game progresses, Matt's appearance becomes slightly more disheveled, namely after the fall of the fire tower. He becomes dirtier and receives multiple scratches, the most prominent ones on his back and torso, alongside tattered clothing.

Personality

He's got a big heart, and you can tell that's very evident, especially how he treats his girlfriend Emily. And, y'know, he's kind of a meat head, but in the best way possible. (...) Fact that he wants everyone to be happy, he's a people pleaser, and I can definitely attest to being, y'know, THAT guy. I'm always the friend that wants everybody to be happy, and wants everybody to be taken care of, and that's definitely Matt.
 
— Jordan Fisher on Matt
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Matt is described in-game as motivated, ambitious and active, which is mostly remarking on his visible passion for sports. Despite his impressively strong appearance, Matt's character is far from being impetuous: he generally comes across as friendly, even being described as the good guy of the group by Dr. Hill. He's not the sharpest tool in the shed, but he has a big heart and knows when to stay out of the way of situations.

Matt is also described as having low bravery, which is mainly translated to mean that he is a pushover, especially when it comes to his new girlfriend, Emily, to whom he is fiercely loyal to. Though their relationship can be clearly quite one-sided at times, as Emily may take advantage of this trait.

However, his cowardly side can be countered by his brave side, in which he risks his own well-being and safety to save those close to him.

Until Dawn

Biography

Matt is the high school's star linebacker, but he isn't necessarily the sharpest tool in the box. He's hoping for a sports scholarship to a top college, because his GPA isn't going to cut the mustard. He mostly plays the part of the big friendly giant, but when Matt sees red, it's best to stay out of his way.

Matt is fiercely loyal to his new girlfriend, Emily, maybe even too loyal. Their relationship could be described as being a little one-way: when Emily says something, Matt does it.

Involvement

One Year Ago

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Matt hiding in the closet to film the prank on Hannah.

Matt is first seen standing next to Ashley after Jessica, Emily, and Mike finish their argument with Sam. The five head upstairs to the guest room, where Matt hides in a wardrobe with a camera to film Hannah during their prank.

After Hannah begins to take off her blouse, he and the rest of the group pop out at her, leaving her humiliated. He records the prank by using his phone, supported by a selfie stick. He follows Hannah down to the front door but does not shout at her to come back as she flees.

Chapter 1

A year later, Matt returns to the lodge. During this time, he and Emily have begun a relationship after her breakup with Mike. Matt is helping Emily carry her bags to the lodge when Mike jumps out at them. Matt can either tell Mike to stay away from them or be welcoming towards him. After Mike leaves, Emily tells Matt that she needs to go back and talk to Sam, and leaves Matt to travel in the direction Mike had gone. Regardless of whether Matt agrees or rejects her decision, she will send him away. Matt starts to travel up to the lodge but decides to scare Ashley when he sees her looking through a telescope. Before Matt talks to Ashley, she sees Mike and Emily hugging through a telescope. If Ashley allows him to look, he becomes furious with both Mike and Emily. If she doesn't, Matt will remain calm and collected.

Chapter 2

Matt carries the bags into the lodge's living room to find Mike and Jessica walking in. If he saw Mike with Emily, he can either fight Mike or tell him that he saw him and Emily through the telescope. Mike will tell Matt that they were just talking and Matt can either back down or challenge him further. Mike and Jessica will start to cuddle just as Emily walks in. She will voice her disgust for the couple, prompting an argument between her and Jessica, which Matt can either provoke or attempt to diffuse. If he provokes Jessica, Emily will be grateful, but if he attempts to diffuse the situation, Emily will be angry with him for questioning her. After Emily and Jessica finish arguing, she notices that her bag has gone missing and asks Matt to help her find it.

Please note that the following segment is included only in the extended and pre-order editions of the game.

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Matt and Emily.

Matt and Emily begin to walk back to the cable car station in search of her bag. If Matt fought Mike, Emily will ask him about his motivations behind the attack. If Emily and Jessica fought instead, Matt can either criticize her, ask her if she's feeling better or tell her that he and she should start over. They find that the gate leading to the cable cars is locked, so they take a detour to take them to the car. As they're traveling, Matt can either flirt with Emily or act impatiently.

They find a giant totem, which Emily dares Matt to stick his hand into, before seemingly being sucked into it herself. Matt soon realizes that Emily was just playing a prank on him, but they are interrupted by a noise in the distance. They continue on their path and find a pigs head with a bloody note that says "Welcome Back". Emily decides that she does not want her bag anymore and they start to head back to the lodge.

Chapter 4

Matt and Emily are on their way back to the lodge when they see Chris and Ashley stumbling out of the shed. Chris and Ashley frantically scream that there is a maniac that forced Chris to kill Josh, and Emily tells Matt that they need to get help. Matt either agrees or disagrees, if he disagrees, Emily convinces Matt. Either way, they then make their way to the cable car station.

Chapter 5

Upon arriving at the cable car station, Matt finds an axe stuck in the door. He then notices a slightly ajar window. Emily proposes that Matt should use the axe to break down the door, while Matt may suggest Emily should be able to squeeze through the window and open the door from the outside. If Matt's relationship with Emily is high, she will go through the window, though she won't be happy about it. If Matt's relationship status is low, or the player decides to use the axe instead, Matt will break down the door.

Regardless of how the couple gets into the station, they discover that the Psycho destroyed most of the station. Matt then finds a map that leads to a fire tower, but Emily dismisses it. Soon after, they discover that the maniac stole the keys to the cable car station, so Emily proposes that they head to the radio tower to signal for help.

Matt can either agree or disagree, but regardless of his choice, the couple will still go to the fire tower. They then start making their way to the fire tower. They climb the ledge of the cable car station and continue on. Before they can reach it, however, a group of angry deer backs them to the edge of the cliff where Hannah and Beth had fallen a year ago.

Chapter 6

The deer progress towards Matt and Emily, leaving a little room between them and the edge of the cliff. If Matt enrages the deer, they knock him off the ledge. He manages to grab onto the ledge, similarly to Beth, and can make it to safety if he reacts quickly enough (by not missing any QTEs). If he fails in doing so, he will fall to his demise. If Matt just ignores the herd, he will be safe, as there is no need for Matt to climb back up the cliff.

If Matt survives, he and Emily venture to the radio tower, whose power had been turned off. Emily can find a flare gun at the top of the tower and can either keep it for herself or give it to Matt. If Matt receives the flare gun, he will either fire it immediately or hold onto it, depending on whether Matt agreed to go to the fire tower. After Emily and Matt restore the power to the tower, Emily makes contact with the rangers. After a few unsuccessful attempts, Emily is finally able to communicate with the rangers who tell the couple that they can dispatch aid at dawn. Matt and Emily temporarily rejoice, until the Wendigo cuts the cable cords to the tower.

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Matt on the fallen tower, down the mines.

Matt manages to survive the fall and edges his way out of the tower. He sees Emily hanging onto a partially detached steel railing, which is becoming more detached by the second. Here he has the option of confronting her about either her behavior or relationship with Mike or assure her that she will be fine. He can attempt to save her or jump to safety onto a nearby ledge. Regardless of what Matt does, the tower creaks and becomes more unstable. Matt has another opportunity to jump to the ledge or to try to save Emily again.

Matt's decision to help Emily a second time results in him and Emily both falling from the radio tower. Matt survives the fall and ends up in a cave. As he begins to look for a way out, the Wendigo grabs him and begins to drag him along the floor. If Emily gave Matt the flare gun and Matt didn't already use it, he can shoot the Wendigo with it. Doing so will result in the Wendigo frantically running away. Otherwise, the Wendigo will hang Matt through his jaw on a hook and leave him to his death.

If Matt decides to jump to safety instead, Emily will fall along with the fire tower, and Matt will not be put in danger, being safe for now.

Chapter 7

Though he does not physically appear in this chapter, Emily will repeatedly call out for him in the mines. If Matt died by falling off the cliff, his shoe is able to be found by Emily down the rockslide where Hannah and Beth fell. Upon the possible discovery, Emily will express confusion and question as to why the shoe was found in the mines.

Chapter 8

If Emily makes it to the lodge, she will be questioned by Sam, Ashley, and Chris. Ashley and Sam will ask her about Matt's status, and Emily will give them a basic rundown of the events from Chapter 6 until the present time, mentioning Matt throughout her story. Chris can directly ask her about Matt's well-being and Emily will either tell them that Matt fell off a cliff or that he's in the mines, speaking either sadly or coldly about the latter depending on Matt's decision at the fire tower. When Mike enters the lodge, he will ask about Matt after rejoicing with Emily.

Chapter 10

If Matt died earlier, his decapitated head will be shown rolling out of Hannah's lair. Sam and Mike will find his body hanging with the other possible corpses of Jessica, Emily, and Chris.

If alive, Matt will not be physically seen again until Chapter 10. Since his last appearance in Chapter 6, he has been wandering through the mines, looking for a way out. If Jessica is still alive, she will suddenly find him and attack him due to her thinking he is one of her attackers. They'll have a small conversation, in which he'll either ask Jessica about the reason as to why she is here, or warn her about the Psycho, or the Wendigo (if he encountered them himself).

Regardless, upon seeing Jessica's injured state, he will attempt to lead her out of the mines.
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Matt and Jessica will hear a Wendigo behind them, and they can either hide or attempt to run. If Matt chooses to run ahead, Jessica will have her jaw ripped off. If they hide, Matt must hit a QTE to stop Jessica from falling and stand still, otherwise they will both die. After it moves on, they will progress through the cave until the Wendigo begins to pursue them again. Matt can either abandon Jessica to save himself or hide with her. If he chooses to abandon Jessica, she will have her jaw ripped off.

Matt will run to the door and a QTE will appear. If he is successful to hit the QTE, he will be able to lock the door and survive until dawn. If not, the Wendigo will catch his head through the door and push him to the ground, opening the door and smashing his face in. If he chooses to hide together, he and Jessica will run to the edge of a cliff and remain still until the Wendigo leaves. If he moves, they will both die. If he successfully stayed still, Matt and Jessica have survived until dawn. They will look up and see the lodge in front of them.
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Matt and Jess survived the night.

If Jessica had been killed in Chapter 4, Matt will wander through the mines alone. Here he will be presented with the same set of choices, though worded differently. He will make it out killed or alive, surviving until dawn.

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During the Interview

  • Should Matt survive until dawn, he will be rescued and taken into a police department for questioning. He will talk about how powerless he felt about it all despite trying his best to protect everyone.
  • If his girlfriend Emily died in the lodge, he will at first become dumbfounded upon discovering the news, after then becoming outright devastated.
  • If Emily was killed by Mike, he will become extremely confused and express denial, claiming it had to be somebody else.
  • If Sam, Mike, and Jessica have died, he will talk about how the Psycho killed Josh and he'll once again reflect on the fire tower incident stating that they went to get help and the tower fell into the mines. He'll then finally plead with the authorities to investigate the mines.

Matt will also always be mentioned by Emily. This most basic requirement for all of these dialogues is to have Emily survive.

  • If Matt survives, and has a good relationship with Emily, she will ask the authorities if they're "done looking at him" and if he knows that she's "devoted to him".
  • If Matt survives, and has a bad relationship with Emily, she will call him a few names, and she'll then ask if they're gonna "kick him around a bit for me". She'll then state that he left her to die at the fire tower (regardless if he did or not).
  • If Matt died, and had a good relationship with Emily, she will ask the rangers if they found him yet. When they reply that they haven't, she will express regret that she "was such a bitch" and will ask herself if she could have saved him.
  • If Matt died, and had a bad relationship with Emily, she will ask the authorities if they found Matt yet. When they reply that they didn't, she will say tell the police to not put effort into looking for him. When asked about the lack of concern, she will state that Matt left her to die at the fire tower (regardless if he did or not).

Possible Deaths

  • If Matt attacks the deer during their encounter and is unable to react quickly, he will lose his grip and fall to his death.
  • If Matt saves Emily a second time after the fire tower falls and does not have a useable flare gun, or fails to shoot it in time, his lower jaw will be impaled on a hook by a Wendigo.
  • During the mine escape either alone or with Jessica, if Matt fails to remain still, catch Jessica, lock the door or simply fails to make a decision, his face will be smashed in by a Wendigo.

Killed Victims

  • Jessica (Intentional, Indirect, Determinant)
  • A deer (Intentional, Direct, Determinant)

Relationships

Hannah and Beth

Matt and Beth had a neutral relationship. She will call him, along with the rest of the group, a jerk for playing the prank on Hannah.

Matt did not respect Hannah, as he willingly participated in the prank and filmed her when she took off her clothes. As a Wendigo, Hannah will appear to be outstandingly brutal in killing him, by either smashing his chin through a hook or bashing his face in with her hands.

Ashley

Ashley and Matt have a high relationship status and she is tied for Matt's second highest one. Although their interaction is limited, they seem to be good friends since Matt scares her and she says that it's fine. She can also decide whether or not to let him see Mike and Emily embracing, which can change his mood entirely.

Relationship Increases

  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting, challenges Mike, but then apologizes afterwards, his relationship with Ashley will slightly increase.

Relationship Decreases

  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting, then warns Mike to stay away from Emily, but backs off, his relationship with Ashley will slightly decrease.
  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting and fights with Mike, his relationship with Ashley will decrease.
  • If Matt tells Jessica to shut her mouth during her fight with Emily, his relationship with Ashley will slightly decrease.

Chris

Chris and Matt do not have much interaction throughout the game, and their relationship status is low on both ends.

If Matt saw Mike and Emily together, he will be mad later at the lodge. If Chris decides to talk to Matt later and is friendly, it will increase. He may also ask where Matt is after Emily makes it back to the lodge in Chapter 8.

Relationship Increases

  • If Chris is friendly to Matt, his relationship with Chris will slightly increase.
  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting, challenges Mike, but then apologizes afterwards, his relationship with Chris will slightly increase.

Relationship Decreases

  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting and Chris is nosy to Matt about his relationship with Emily, his relationship with Chris will slightly decrease.
  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting, then warns Mike to stay away from Emily, but backs off, his relationship with Chris will slightly decrease.
  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting and fights with Mike, his relationship with Chris will decrease.
  • If Matt tells Jessica to shut her mouth during her fight with Emily, his relationship with Chris will slightly decrease.

Emily

See Emily and Matt for more information.

It is known that Emily and Matt began a romantic relationship a couple of weeks before the events of Until Dawn after Mike broke up with her. He is described as fiercely loyal to her and tends to do what she says without complaint, as shown throughout the game. However, if Matt spots Mike and Emily together, he will think Emily is cheating on him with Mike and can approach Mike confrontationally or calmly about this. If confrontational, he will attack Mike physically over Emily. If the fight broke out between Emily and Jessica instead and he sides with Jessica, Emily can be resentful towards him if he doesn't make the right choices thereafter.

Later during Chapter 6, after the fire tower falls, he can challenge Emily about her relations with Mike instead of being concerned. He can learn that Emily still has feelings for Mike if he is insistent. When their talk is over, if he decides to jump to safety instead of saving Emily, she will resent Matt more than before. Despite Emily's actions, Matt will show grief over her death if she died in the lodge or by Mike.

Relationship Increases

  • If Matt demands Mike to back off after he scares him and Emily, his relationship with Emily will slightly increase.
  • If Matt agrees to take the bags to the lodge, his relationship with Emily will slightly increase.
  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting, then warns Mike to stay away from Emily, but backs off, his relationship with Emily will slightly increase.
  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting and fights with Mike, his relationship with Emily will increase.
  • If Jessica and Emily fought and Matt tells Jessica that she's making everybody uncomfortable, his relationship with Emily will increase.
  • If Jessica and Emily fought and Matt tells Jessica to shut her mouth during her fight with Emily, his relationship with Emily will slightly increase.
  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting, and is dismissive, his relationship with Emily will slightly increase.
  • If Matt didn't see Mike and Emily flirting, and is sympathetic, his relationship with Emily will slightly increase.
  • If Matt suggests that he and Emily find somewhere private to go, his relationship with Emily will slightly increase.
  • If Matt agrees to break down the cable car station door, his relationship with Emily will slightly increase.
  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting and agreed to go to the fire tower to get help, his relationship with Emily will slightly increase.
  • If Matt didn't see Mike and Emily flirting and suggest him and Emily go back to the lodge, his relationship with Emily will slightly increase.
  • If Matt calms Emily down about the herd, his relationship with Emily will slightly increase.
  • If Emily gives the flare gun to Matt, his relationship with Emily will slightly increase.
  • If Matt chooses to be supportive towards Emily, his relationship with Emily will slightly increase.
  • If Matt chooses to show concern towards Emily, his relationship with Emily will slightly increase.
  • If Matt tries to save Emily, his relationship with Emily will increase.

Relationship Decreases

  • If Matt welcomes Mike after he scares him and Emily, his relationship with Emily will slightly decrease.
  • If Matt persists about not leaving Emily alone, his relationship with Emily will slightly decrease.
  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting, challenges him, but then apologizes afterwards, his relationship with Emily will slightly decrease.
  • If Matt sides with Jessica on both occasions during her fight with Emily, his relationship with Emily will slightly decrease.
  • If Jessica and Emily fought, Matt sided with Jessica on at at least one occasion, criticized Emily about her fight with Jessica, and then protests, his relationship with Emily will decrease.
  • However, if Jessica and Emily fought, Matt sided with Jessica on at at least one occasion, criticized Emily about her fight with Jessica, and then backs off, his relationship with Emily will only slightly decrease.
  • If Matt resists on following Emily, his relationship with Emily will slightly decrease.
  • If Matt suggests for Emily to go through the window, his relationship with Emily will slightly decrease.
  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting and suggest him and Emily go back to the lodge, his relationship with Emily will slightly decrease.
  • If Matt didn't see Mike and Emily flirting and agreed to go to the fire tower to get help, his relationship with Emily will slightly decrease.
  • If Matt rebukes Emily about the herd, his relationship with Emily will slightly decrease.
  • If Emily keeps the flare gun, his relationship with Emily will slightly decrease.
  • If Matt doesn't choose to be supportive towards Emily, his relationship with Emily will decrease.
  • If Matt doesn't choose to show concern towards Emily, his relationship with Emily will decrease.
  • If Matt jumps to safety, his relationship with Emily will decrease.

Jessica

See Jessica and Matt for more information.

Jessica and Matt seem to be good friends since she and Emily are his highest initial relationships. However, if Matt sides with Emily in her argument with Jessica in Chapter 2, their relationship will decline. His relationship will increase with Jessica if he sides with her, but she will still be disrespectful towards him. If Jessica and Matt survived until Chapter 10, they appear to be slightly relived to see each other in the mines. Their relationship will increase if they manage to survive until dawn.

Relationship Increases

  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting, challenges Mike, but then apologizes afterwards, his relationship with Jessica will slightly increase.
  • If Jessica and Emily fought and Matt sided with Jessica on both occasions, his relationship with Jessica will slightly increase.

Relationship Decreases

  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting, then warns Mike to stay away from Emily, but backs off, his relationship with Jessica will slightly decrease.
  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting and fights with Mike, his relationship with Jessica will drastically decrease.
  • If Jessica and Emily fought and Matt tells Jessica that she's making everybody uncomfortable, his relationship with Jessica will decrease.
  • If Jessica and Emily fought and Matt tells Jessica to shut her mouth, his relationship with Jessica will drastically decrease.

Josh

Josh and Matt have no direct interaction and their relationship is the lowest on both ends. This may be due to Matt filming the prank on Hannah and also because Matt is also dating Emily, who was heavily involved in the prank. Matt offers to help with the fire but is cut short by Emily. Josh may have intended to prank Matt, though this is never confirmed. Josh breaks up Matt's fight with Mike (if it happens), while Matt expresses concern after Josh's 'death' and can also mention Josh during his interview, believing he had been killed by the "psycho" (as he is unaware that Josh actually is the Psycho), indicating that Matt at least cares about Josh, and vice versa.

Relationship Increases

  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting, challenges Mike, but then apologizes afterwards, his relationship with Josh will slightly increase.
  • If Josh prefers Matt over Emily, his relationship with Josh will slightly increase.

Relationship Decreases

  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting, then warns Mike to stay away from Emily, but backs off, his relationship with Josh will slightly decrease.
  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting and fights with Mike, his relationship with Josh will decrease.
  • If Jessica and Emily fought and Matt tells Jessica to shut her mouth, his relationship with Josh will slightly decrease.
  • If Josh doesn't prefer Matt over Emily, his relationship with Josh will slightly decrease.

Mike

See Matt and Mike for more information.

Mike and Matt have a tense relationship due to his former relationship with Emily, and Mike is tied for Matt's lowest initial relationship status. When Matt sees him upon returning to the lodge one year later, he can either be welcoming or hostile towards Mike. Matt may develop harsher feelings towards Mike than Mike has towards Matt if he sees him and Emily embracing. He can attack him physically over this and their relationship status will drop to zero. Matt could then question Emily what 'she's ever seen in him' and call him a dick. Though even with their behavior, Mike shows concern for Matt if Emily makes it out of the mines alive in Chapter 8. If Emily is shot by Mike, Matt will be shocked and express denial, claiming it had to be someone else.

Relationship Increases

  • If Matt welcomes Mike after he scares him and Emily, his relationship with Mike will slightly increase.

Relationship Decreases

  • If Matt demands Mike to back off after he scares him and Emily, his relationship with Mike will slightly decrease.
  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting, challenges Mike, and then distrusts him, his relationship with Mike will slightly decrease.
  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting, then warns Mike to stay away from Emily, but backs off, his relationship with Mike will drastically decrease.
  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting and then fights with Mike, his relationship with Mike will drop to zero.
  • If Jessica and Emily fought and Matt tells Jessica that she's making everybody uncomfortable, his relationship with Mike will slightly decrease.
  • If Jessica and Emily fought and Matt tells Jessica to shut her mouth, his relationship with Mike will decrease.

Sam

Sam and Matt do not have any direct interaction in the game and are only seen together at the beginning of Chapter 2. It is assumed, however, that they are good friends since Matt's second highest initial relationships are with Sam and Ashley.

Relationship Increases

  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting, challenges Mike, but then apologizes afterwards, his relationship with Sam will slightly increase.

Relationship Decreases

  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting, then warns Mike to stay away from Emily, but backs off, his relationship with Sam will slightly decrease.
  • If Matt saw Mike and Emily flirting and fights with Mike, his relationship with Sam will drastically decrease.
  • If Jessica and Emily fought and Matt tells Jessica to shut her mouth, his relationship with Sam will slightly decrease.

Trivia

Playability

  • Matt is playable in 5 chapters (1, 2, 5, 6, 10).
    • He also has 7 playable segments. (once in Chapter 1, twice in Chapter 2, once in Chapter 5, twice in Chapter 6, and once in Chapter 10).
    • Even though he appears in only 6 chapters, along with Jess, he still is the third most playable protagonist.
  • Matt is one of the three characters - the others being Jessica and Chris - to have determinant playable segments.
    • Matt has the most with three: once in Chapter 2, once in Chapter 6 and once in Chapter 10.
      • Though the most former is related to the technicality of the game (pre-order or extended editions only feature said segment), while the latter two depend on Matt's status.
  • Matt, along with Jess, appears in the least amount of chapters out of the playable characters, with 6.

Totems

  • Matt is tied with Chris for finding the second most totems out of all protagonists, with five.

Clues

(See: Clues found by Matt)

  • Matt can find the sixth most clues out of all the protagonists, with five (three without DLC).
  • Matt is the only protagonist that can find the same amount of totems as clues.
  • Matt, alongside Chris, Sam, and Ashley, is able to find clues that have been missed or have already been found by other protagonists.

Facts

The following contains information from the companion app and the Press Kit edition of the game.

  • His dream job is to be a linebacker.
  • He is voted most likely to play in the NFL.
  • In ten years, he sees himself giving his all for his team, no matter where he ends up.
  • He loves sports and hates Emily's shopping trips.
  • Matt's favorite quote is by Evander Holyfield: "It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.”
  • His highest traits are honest, charitable, romantic, and curious.
  • His lowest traits are funny and brave.
  • Matt is one of the most honest and least funny out of all the protagonists.
  • His highest base relationship status is with Emily and Jessica.
  • His lowest base relationship status is with Mike, Josh, and Chris.
  • Matt, along with Ashley, is affected by 7 Butterfly Effects.
    • This makes them the second most affected protagonists.

Deaths

  • He is one of the three characters to have more than one way of death. The others being Emily and Ashley.
    • He and Emily are the only lodge survivors to have a death not caused by a Wendigo or another protagonist (falling off a cliff).
    • Matt is one of the two protagonists - the other being Ashley - to have more than one way of getting killed by a Wendigo.
    • Matt is one of the four protagonists - the others being Chris, Jessica, and Josh, who may only be killed outside the lodge, meaning that their bodies won't be found unless the police will go down to the mines, which requires at least one protagonist to survive (except Josh).
  • Matt's death can be determined by the most factors (4 - QTEs, shooting segments, choices and Don't Move segments).

Other

  • His "swearing" lines of dialogue are often reused, while he is in the mines in Chapter 6 and 10.
  • Along with Ashley and Jessica, he is one the youngest of the protagonists, at 18 years old.
  • Matt is the only protagonist aware of The Psycho, who never discovers his true identity over the course of the night.
  • Along with Jessica, Matt is the only character who comes to the lodge only once (not counting the Prologue) and never comes back again.
  • If Matt encountered the Wendigo in Chapter 6 (and if he survived), assuming Jess is still alive, Matt will be able to warn her about "the monster" as opposed to warning her about The Psycho.
  • If Matt fell off the cliff, he'll be the only protagonist to have no knowledge of the Wendigo before dying.
  • If Matt was killed by falling off a cliff, Emily can find Matt's shoe in the mine.
  • He is one of the three protagonists who could possibly kill another protagonist by intention (Jessica). The other two being Mike, who directly kills Emily if he chooses to shoot her, and Ashley, who indirectly kills Chris if he chose to shoot her.
  • Matt's actor, Jordan Fisher, was originally credited in the end credits, but was accidentally removed after the 1.02 patch. This has since been fixed.

Quotes

  • "There's more to this guy than just bein' a lean, mean, luggage lifting machine."
  • "I'm not all muscle. There are some brains in here, too!"
  • "That's me, Mr. Easy."
  • "Why are you being so bitchy?"
  • "Come on, you pieces of shit!"

Prologue

The character has no notable quotes in this chapter.

Chapter 1

  • "Michael... I'm just gonna lay it out, otherwise this whole weekend's gonna suck ass for everyone. Um, this is super awkward, and we all know it. Let's just, uh, acknowledge it now and move on. Okay?" - Matt welcoming Mike.
  • "Alright... Aw, son of a bitch. Seriously Emily? What the hell, man?"
    • "Hey, listen - it's probably nothing... " - Ashley
    • "Nothing? You think? Is it ever just nothing with Em? Ever?"
    • "I don't kno-" - Ashley
    • "Goddammit." - after seeing Mike and Emily flirt through the telescope.

Chapter 2

  • "Sweet is not the word I'd use." - when entering the lodge.
  • "Yeah. Come on in. Take a load off. Have whatever you want. You just take whatever you want anyways, right?" - Matt challenging Mike.
  • "Why do you hate my jacket?" - to Emily.
  • "There's more to this guy than just bein' a lean, mean, luggage lifting machine."

Chapter 3

The character does not appear in this chapter.

Chapter 4

  • "Chris, she's right. Who know who'll be next, alright? We just gotta go." - Matt and Emily suggesting to get help after Josh's death.

Chapter 5

  • "Hey... it's locked! The hell? Who did that? Man, there's some seriously uncool shit going on up here tonight." - Matt upon finding out that the gate is locked.
  • "We could use the radio to call for help. Somebody's gotta pick up the signal."
    • "Wow, Matt, good call. Radio. So smart." - Emily
    • "Why are you being so bitchy? We're in a serious situation here."
  • "What's cookin', good lookin'?"

Chapter 6

  • "Come on, you pieces of shit!" - Matt attacking the elk herd.
  • "What the fuck is your problem!? Why are you being such a bitch to me? (...) From now on, you either treat me like a person or I'm out. Get it? " - Matt arguing with Emily on the tower.

Chapter 7

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Chapter 8

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Chapter 9

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Chapter 10

  • "Nice to see you too..."
    • "Oh my god... Matt. Matt!? Oh my god. Are you okay?!" - Jess
    • "Define "okay."" - after Jess hits him with a shovel.
  • "Jess, I need to tell you something, and I don't want to freak you out, but there's... there's some kind of thing on the mountain. It's not human... it's like a monster." - Matt warning Jessica about the Wendigo.
  • "There's something been going on tonight. There's someone really fucking with us up here." - Matt warning Jess about The Psycho.

Credits

  • "I was right there, and I could have done something - I tried to do something... I wasn't good enough.."

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