Torque is the main character of The Suffering series. He was found guilty on one count of manslaughter and two counts of murder by a Baltimore County court and sentenced to death at Abbott State Penitentiary. His last known official location was the docks in Baltimore where he was delivered by the last ferry coming from the island. After various sightings throughout Baltimore, his exact whereabouts and condition are currently unknown.
Torque was born on 12th of March, 1974 in Baltimore to unknown parents and eventually placed, and raised, in Garvey's Children Home, facing bullying from other children there. It was there that he met his future wife Carmen. They married and had two children together, Cory and Malcolm. Before the birth of Malcolm, Torque was allegedly set up for murder by the criminal gang lord Blackmore, and spent an unknown amount of time in Eastern Correctional, a Baltimore prison. It was during a visit there that Carmen informed him of her intentions of divorce. They apparently reconciled some time later as they were living as a family at the time of the deaths of Carmen and the children. The staff at Garvey's Children Home where troubled because Torque made references to a "tall man" visiting him at home despite having no records of visitors. According to Blackmore, Torque might have worked in a gym.Torque has suffered from black outs his entire life. He alleges that some of the most heinous things he's been accused of he does not remember and blames said blackouts.
Murders, Trial, and, SentencingEdit
In summer 2004, Torque's wife and his two children were found dead at their home in Baltimore. Carmen was found in the master bedroom bludgeoned to death, Malcolm was found drowned in the bathtub, and Corey had apparently fallen to death from the second story window of his bedroom. When police responded to scene, Torque was found unconscious in the main hallway of the house. Though he claims to have no knowledge of the events or how his family died. However, with no other suspects, the fact that Torque was at the scene and covered in his wife's blood, and through questionable practices on the part of the prosecuting attorney, Torque's trial was fast-tracked. He was found guilty despite no witness testimonies and a severe lack of substantial evidence. However, shortly after his sentencing, the prosecutor of his case was indicted and Torque's trial was to be reheard.
Events of Abbott CataclysmEdit
Shortly after arriving at Abbott State Penitentiary on Carnate Island, large scale seismic activity struck the island. Video surveillance throughout the prison shows strange creatures appearing shortly after. Such surveillance of D-Block shows the deaths of all of the death-row inmates save for Torque, who's cell doors seem to malfunction allowing him to escape and arm himself. Fighting his way through the prison and the rest of the island, Torque learns about Carnate Island's horrifying past as well as what happened to his family during his black out. Ghosts from Abbott's past either help or hinder Torque, and human characters often need or offer assistance to escape the island. The ghost of Dr. Killjoy, Abbott's former prison doctor, takes special interest in Torque and tries to cure him. Depending on the player's actions through the game, the mystery of Torque's family's death will be revealed in one of three endings.
(Main article: The Creature)
In The Suffering, after so much fighting and killing enemies, Torque can transform into a beast known as The Creature. To the player and Torque it looks like a large beast, with dog-like legs, a blade instead of an arm, and large powerful claws for his remaining hand. In this form Torque is very strong and can dispatch most enemies with ease. However, to all other characters, it is suggested that Torque appears no different, instead simply seeming to be enraged. Dr. Killjoy links Torque's black outs with the appearance of this creature and blames a combination of psychosis, such as schizophrenia, severe and chronic melancholia, and dissociative personality disorder.