|“||Gott im Himmel. You have become the host.||„|
|~ Rudolf Wernicke|
The Walrider, also known as The Swarm, is the main antagonist and the final enemy encountered in Outlast and Outlast: Whistleblower. It is the source of the madness that seems to infect most of the asylum's inhabitants and the deity of Father Martin's religion and his followers.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 9-B
Name: The Walrider, Alp, The Swarm, The Gospel of Sand, God, Nano-Swarm, Nano-Cloud
Gender: None (Though appears masculine)
Age: 66 years old (Chronologically)
Classification: Nano-Swarm (The Walrider is composed of nanites)
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Immortality (Type 6), Intangibility, Possession, Can grant its host Regeneration (Low-High), Flight, Technomorphism, (Via Body Possessing), Partial Invisibility, Prolonged exposure to the Walrider induces insanity, Shapeshifting, Size Manipulation
Speed: Subsonic (Killed a group of armed soldiers in matter of seconds. Kept up with a speeding Jeep)
Lifting Strength: At least Superhuman (Can lift the likes of Walker with ease)
Striking Strength: At least Wall Class+ (Physically stronger than Walker)
Durability: Unknown (Survived the simultaneous detonation of twelve gasoline tanker trucks), Intangibility and Immortality make it very difficult to kill
Stamina: Limitless (Composed of nanites)
Range: Varies (A few meters for attacking, multiple meters in the sense that the Walrider itself can be spread quite widely)
Standard Equipment: Its host
Intelligence: Below Average (It may or may not be interpreted as sentient. Nonetheless, it is aware that it requires a host for survival, and thus made Miles its host after Miles killed Billy Hope, its previous host. Billy controlled the Walrider while he was the host via lucid dreaming)
Weaknesses: The Walrider needs a host for survival due to its nature (using the cells of the host to manufacture the molecules necessary for its creation), It has a history of taking the killer of its previous host as its new host
- Body Possession: The Walrider can invade the body of a target. This has only been done on humans. From there, it can manipulate the being it has invaded. This means that it can throw the target around like a ragdoll, slamming it into walls, or suspend the target in air (implied to be choking the target at the same time). It can also tear the target apart from the inside.
- Parasitism: The Walrider requires a host to survive. If its current host dies it will usually seek out their former host's killer and use them as their new host.