Yukiko Hoffman is character that appears in The Evil Within 2. She is a MOBIUS psychologist who specializes in psychological profiling. Yukiko states she was responsible for interviewing both potential candidates to work for MOBIUS and test subjects for entry into Union.
Yukiko was responsible for developing tests to identify anyone that could potentially threaten the peace or balance of Union. A test that Stefano Valentini, a "high-functioning" psychopath easily bypasses by appearing to be sane, as he was aware of his own condition.
It is stated by a woman Sebastian can potentially save in the Visitors Center area, that she was responding to an ad in the newspaper about a sleep study. Mentioning that one moment she was speaking to an Asian doctor and the next she woke up in Union with no memory and a man claiming to be her husband. Potentially revealing Yukiko's role in the creation of Union as well as MOBIUS's method of acquiring test subjects.
The Evil Within 2 Edit
Yukiko Hoffman was part of Team Alpha tasked with entering the STEM in order to locate it's missing core, Lily Castellanos. She became separated from her team and trapped there when Union began to collapse.
Sebastian Castellanos meets Hoffman while searching for Exit D5 through the Marrow, with the latter holding him at gunpoint when she suspected he had hostile intentions. At first, she did not believe he was Sebastian Castellanos, believing Sebastian was dead, but Sebastian convinced her he was alive. Using her skills as a psychologist, Hoffman was quickly able to determine that Sebastian is not a threat and lowers her weapon and shortly offers him shelter in her Safehouse.
Some time after Sebastian leaves for Union’s business district, Hoffman is contacted by fellow Alpha Team member Liam O’Neal, who requests she meet him in a restricted area of the Marrow where Mobius scientists have been studying and conducting tests on the Lost. Though she manages to meet up with O’Neal, she is horrified to discover that he has been transformed into a Harbinger. Sebastian shortly catches up with them and finds Hoffman trying to talk some sense into O’Neal but to no avail. While she initially attempts to stop Sebastian from shooting as O’Neal, the latter traps her in the next room and reveals his identity to Sebastian, who is eventually able to defeat him.
In order to make up for her mistakes she insists on accompanying Sebastian to Theodore's stronghold, by keeping an experimental portable field emitter (which acts as mini force field) functioning to protect him from the flames surrounding the compound.
She is killed at the entrance to Theodore's stronghold when one of his minions tackles her, causing her to drop the stabilizer which breaks on impact. Sebastian manages to make it safely to the entrance of the stronghold before realizing what happened. He tries to save Yukiko but the force field collapses before he can causing Yukiko to be consumed by both flames and minions.
Her last words were pleading with Sebastian to leave her and find Lily as fast as he could so they could escape together. Believing that if Sebastian were to do so, it would help make up for what she has done to him and to other victims of MOBIUS and STEM.
Yukiko is of Japanese descent, her missing persons poster claims she is in her early thirties. She has long dark hair and brown eyes. She wears a tactical bulletproof vest with the MOBIUS name on the shoulder. She also has a stethoscope hanging around her neck.
Yukiko appears to be very serious, calm, and analytical. Torres states she's a good person but tends to come across as slightly aloof or cold, joking that Yukiko often stares at people like she's studying something from a petri dish.
It is later revealed during Sebastian's first confrontation with a Harbinger and after speaking with Torres, that she cares deeply for the people in Team Alpha and all the victims she helped force into MOBIUS's twisted experiments. She deeply regrets her blind loyalty and tries to make up for what she has done, resulting in her death.
- Yukiko states she has been one of MOBIUS's main psychologists to interview potential agents for years.
- Yukiko was the one who interviewed Myra Hanson when she infiltrated MOBIUS. She also admits to having interviewed Esmeralda Torres when she was also a candidate to become a MOBIUS agent.
- She was involved in the experiments and tests that made Lily into the Core and was most likely sent in to be the Alpha Team's main expert on the matter.
- Yukiko also mentions she studied the Beacon Mental Hospital incident extensively.
- She mentions that Ruvik appeared to have psychopathic traits, while Stefano Valentini is a true "high-functioning" psychopath.
- Yukiko means "snow child" or "happiness child" in Japanese. While her surname "Hoffman" is of potentially German roots, meaning "farmer".
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