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Alma Young
Alma Wade


Status (Vivendi)

Deceased (psychic spirit)

Status (Monolith)

Deceased (psychic spirit)

Physical description



26 (time of death)
47 (chronological age)


Dark Brown (Alma Interviews)

Eye color

Whited-over blue

Chronological and political information
Voice Actor

Melissa Roberts (F.E.A.R.)
Alesia Glidewell (F.E.A.R. 2, F.E.A.R. 3)


Replica Forces


"Kill them! Kill them all!"
Alma to her son Paxton Fettel

Alma Wade is the primary antagonist of the F.E.A.R. series. She is a powerful psychic who seeks revenge against Armacham Technology Corporation, due to their usage of her in a series of inhumane experiments and secret projects with the aim of making her powers financially viable. Her voice actress in F.E.A.R. is Melissa Roberts.[1] Her voice and movements in F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin and F.E.A.R. 3 were provided by Alesia Glidewell.[2]


Early Life[]

Alma Wade was born to Harlan Wade and his wife Elizabeth Wade on August 26, 1979. Alma's mother died during labor, leaving Alma solely in her father's custody.[3] For reasons unknown, Alma was gifted with tremendous psychic powers, and as a result, she suffered nightmares and was attuned to the negative emotions of the people around her. Her father noticed her powers not long after birth, and introduced her to Armacham Technology Corporation's experiments when she was three years old. Armacham inducted Alma into Project Paragon, where they tested her for every type of psychic power, and she passed all tests. She was experimented on relentlessly to discover the source of her powers and how they responded to external stimuli.

When Alma was five, she began to purposefully fail Armacham's tests with the hope that the company would stop experimenting on her. Sometime later, she set fire to a lab in the Project Origin facility and began to psychically attack the Armacham scientists experimenting on her; her victims began to have vivid nightmares, sudden mood changes, and delusions. When Armacham realized that the only thing stopping Alma from doing much worse things to the scientists was her young age, they made plans to keep her alive, but unable to psychically attack their employees by keeping her sedated.


Alma being dragged to the Vault by ATC guards.

At the age of seven, Alma was recruited into Armacham Technology Corporation's Project Origin with the aim of creating psychic individuals from a psychic forbearer. Two days before her eighth birthday, in 1987, she was put into an induced coma and locked in the Vault, a spherical structure located deep inside the secret Origin Facility, neutralizing her psychic abilities. A note that can be found in F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin suggests Alma may have already killed at least one person before being put into a coma. As well, she is seen with blood on her legs when ATC guards transport her to the Vault. During the project, Alma was impregnated twice with prototypes created from her own DNA mixed with that of the Origin researchers, including Harlan Wade himself.

She gave birth to the First Prototype, the Point Man, when she was only 15 years old, and then a second, Paxton Fettel, a year later. Alma eventually merged her consciousness with that of Fettel when he was 10, causing the first Synchronicity Event and prompting ATC to shut down Project Origin completely and to "pull the plug" on Alma. Life support was removed from the Vault when Alma was 26, leading ATC to believe she was dead. According to Harlan Wade, her physical body died six days after the removal of life support, but according to F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin her psychic energy continued to linger long after her heart stopped, fueled by the hatred of her angry, rageful spirit. However, she remained mostly dormant for twenty years as her spirit was still sealed inside the Vault with her corpse. During this time, people in the area of her corpse would feel uneasy or ill, and that part of the city was eventually abandoned.

Frightened by Alma's powers, Armacham employees shut down the facility in which her body lingered, refusing to reopen it until twenty years had passed.

Alma Interviews[]

"Do you like to play games?"
Alma taunting Dr. Green

The live-action Alma Interviews center on a particular interview with Alma before her incarceration in the Vault conducted by an Armacham scientist, Dr. Green. Dr. Green initially tries to develop a rapport with Alma but gives up when the child is clearly unreceptive to her questions. As the interview wears on, Dr. Green is slowly driven insane by Alma's psychic powers, and by the end of the interview, she is seen cowering in fear and muttering incoherently, the psychic horror having taken its toll on her sanity while Alma dances innocently with glee.

F.E.A.R. PS3 Bonus Mission[]

In the PS3 bonus mission for F.E.A.R., Alma is seen taunting the members of a Delta Force squad sent into ATC headquarters, appearing and disappearing at random intervals. At the end of the mission, Alma walks out of an elevator, appearing within a ball of fire. The Delta Force squad attempts to escape her, however, she quickly kills them all.

F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon[]

"I know who you are."
Alma recognizes her eldest son

The identity and mystery of Alma Wade is the very core of the game. First appearing in the introduction, Alma's presence is felt constantly throughout the game, with hints and glimpses of her life made throughout the game's use of visions and info the Point Man gathers through both Paxton Fettel and several laptops scattered throughout the areas he searches. She appears as an eight year old girl wearing a red dress and has a disturbingly blank, mask-like face almost completely obscured by long dark hair. Right from her first appearance, it's never quite clear if Alma is real, or if she only exists in the minds of the people seeing her. Bloody footprints can be found in some places where she walks, and she is briefly visible on a CCTV monitor in the South River Wastewater Treatment Plant, in the same room where Bill Moody is interrogated.


Alma's in-game model.

Alma is seen repeatedly in F.E.A.R., often only out of the corner of the Point Man's eye, standing in the shadows or darting quickly out of sight. Her appearances are usually preceded by a static radio transmission, logged as "Unknown Origin." As her appearances are almost always accompanied by scenes of extreme violence, this rapidly becomes extremely unnerving. Sometimes all that is heard is her soft, giggling laugh, or indistinct words whispered as though in the Point Man's ear.

Twenty years after Alma's death, ATC president Genevieve Aristide reopens the Origin Facility, despite the protests from ATC scientists that tendrils of Alma's psychic powers may still be active. She sends in a team to assess the facility's condition. The team promptly disappears, killed by Alma. Genevieve sends in a second team, but they also disappear. Realizing that Alma's spirit has somehow been awakened by the reopening of the Origin site, Genevieve seals the facility. A few days later, Alma appears to Fettel and creates a second Synchronicity Event, causing Fettel to go rogue and take command of an army of clone soldiers known as Replicas.

Fettel finds and kills Charles Habegger, whom he cannibalizes in the belief that he can obtain his victim's thoughts through their flesh. He and Alma learn about a report being worked on by ATC employees dealing with contamination of water in the Auburn District. The two set out to find the people attached to the report, possibly believing that they may know the location of Alma's body. They first visit the South River Wastewater Treatment Plant, where Alma attempts to kill the Point Man. Despite her efforts, the Point Man survives, and Alma becomes curious about him. She begins to appear to him randomly, always watching him, but never attacking.

Fettel and Alma then move to Armacham Technology Corporation Headquarters. In both the wastewater plant and ATC headquarters, they kill everyone present, whether these people know about Project Origin and Alma or not. There, Alma continues to watch the Point Man, and eventually learns he is her son. Soon after, Alma and Fettel learn the location of the Origin facility, and they depart from ATC's headquarters to find it. Along the way, Fettel is able to kidnap Alma's sister, Alice Wade, and kills her while Alma watches. Genevieve Aristide muses in the field guide that Alma was likely jealous of Alice due to the preferential treatment she received from their father, and so wanted to witness her death.

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Alma's adult form.

Inside the Origin facility, Harlan Wade releases Alma's true body, now resurrected by Alma's presence, and her appearance changes to that of a naked, emaciated young woman. Alma immediately kills Harlan, then begins to walk around the facility, expelling Nightmares wherever she goes. Soon after, Alma takes the Point Man into a hallucination, but instead it shows a memory that reveals her to be Harlan's daughter, as well as that the Point Man is in fact Alma's son. In the memory, Alma is reaching out to him, demanding that her child be returned to her, only to encounter stern resistance from her father. She appears to the Point Man, attempting to hug him, but as her touch is lethal, he is forced to shoot her repeatedly, not stopping until she disappears. After that, the Point Man walks down a hallway on his way out of the building when the Vault detonates. The Point Man is knocked unconscious in the blast, and is found later by Jin, Holiday and Delta Force pilot Bremmer and taken aboard a Black Hawk. As they survey the mushroom cloud of the explosion and the devastation to Auburn and Fairport, there is a loud thumping sound against the side of the Black Hawk. When Jin turns towards the Point Man to ask what it is, the Point Man watches as Alma's older, emaciated form appears in the helicopter doorway, pulling herself up inside.

DC Digital Comic[]


Alma in the DC Digital Comic.

The comic takes place directly after the helicopter crash at the ending of the first F.E.A.R. entry. F.E.A.R. operative Jin Sun-Kwon is shown alive, but the Point Man and Douglas Holiday are absent. After noticing some bloody footprints leading away from the crash, Jin sees that the pilot, Bremmer, is still alive, only to soon have his flesh melted off. Jin looks out the window to see the younger form of Alma smiling and her eyes glowing red. The screen then fades to black, except for Alma's glowing eyes.

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin[]

"Do you see me?"
Alma making contact with Michael Becket

In F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, Alma's presence is felt much more than in the original F.E.A.R., mostly due to the psychic connection she bears with Michael Becket, due to his unknowing part in the Harbinger program. This connection grows more and more over the course of the game, in parallel with Becket's telepathic signal. Over the course of the game, several of the male members of Dark Signal begin exhibiting obsessive fixations on Alma as her psychic signature effectively drives them into reproductive aggression as she is effectively "in heat" and seeks to conceive with one of them.


The three appearances of Alma as of Project Origin.

She is responsible for the deaths of most of the Dark Signal squad whom she seemed to have found to be unsuitable mates, killing James Fox and Cedric Griffin with large tentacles that appear to be the roots of trees - likely from her memories of being on a swing before being shut away in the Vault. She begins to take over Harold Keegan's mind, causing him to follow and try to help her. He is fought as the final boss of the game in a hallucination - lacking eyes and looking as though he has suffered charring to his entire body. He fights with Becket, upset that Alma has chosen Becket over him.

Alma's younger form is not seen throughout most of the game, save for a few scenes at the beginning and certain flashbacks during the game. Her main form is the same as that seen at the end of F.E.A.R.; her real body, emaciated and naked, with dead eyes. She lacks the visual disturbances around her body seen in the first game, however.

Early on it is made apparent that Alma has some type of interest in Becket, and to some extent his well-being. This is confirmed from Dr. York's surgical notes, in which he states that Becket nearly died twice during the operating procedure, only to have him stabilize without any direct aid by their part. Upon recovery, Alma is seen watching over him, intrigued but at the same time unsure as to why he can sense her presence. She is then seen leading him deeper into the Harbinger Facility, occasionally pausing to make certain he is following her. Once inside the TAC, Becket becomes fully attuned to Alma, and as a result their psychic bond intensifies. When several ATC Black Ops soldiers try to attack him during the atunement process, she grows enraged and kills them. In several other instances, when Becket's life is in grave danger, she protects him, but at the same time she also seems content to just leave him be, allowing Replica or ATC forces a chance to try to kill Becket.


Healthy Alma, as she appears before Becket.

Eventually, Alma begins developing romantic feelings for him - indicated by changing her appearance to that of a healthy, voluptuous woman - but because her emotions are stunted, she becomes obsessed with Becket. Unable to control her desires, Alma impulsively throws herself at him and repeatedly tries to rape Becket, though in doing so she inadvertently puts Becket's life at risk, due to her volatile psychic nature and unstable emotional feedback. Fortunately, he is able to drive her away before Alma ends his life.

About midway into the game, she comes into physical contact with Becket yet again. As before, Becket pushes her away, and Alma, angered by his rejection, cries out: "Why!? WHY!!?" and promptly hurls him against the wall with her mind. Instead of finishing him off, she seems to react with confusion and even fright, possibly due to the fact that Becket regards her as more of a threat than anything else. Her form then changes to a sexualized version of herself. After regarding him for some tense moments, Alma disappears.

She comes into contact with Becket several more times over the course of the game, in which he is forced to throw her off of him. Interestingly, she never pursues him right away, even though she could easily overpower him with little difficulty. At one point however, as Becket steps off the final tram in Interval 06 - Approach, Alma runs at him, desperately clinging to him. Even when Becket resists her, she lunges at him again and again until he finally manages to board an elevator, losing her interest for the time being.


Pregnant Alma.

By the end of the game, her intentions for Becket become clear: after he is strapped into the Telesthetic Amplifier on Still Island, Alma appears before him. The Amplifier begins to activate, and his mind is locked into a hallucination, where he is forced to fight Sgt. Keegan's phantoms. During the hallucination-battle, Alma is heard vocalizing her ecstasy, and in some instances, when her psychic link is broken, she can be seen raping Becket's body in the chamber, sometimes even physically struggling with him in order to drive his mind back into the hallucination. At the height of the climax, and parallel to both the climax of the battle as well as both Alma's and Michael's orgasmic climaxes as their bodies copulate, Becket kills Keegan and switches off the telesthetic device, causing Alma to scream as she fades away into particulate matter.

Alma appears to him again, standing amidst a blasted landscape, heavily pregnant with Becket's child. She tenderly places his hand on her stomach as emphasis to this fact. A small voice is then heard to whisper "Mommy."

F.E.A.R. 2: Reborn[]

Alma appears sporadically in the expansion to F.E.A.R. 2. Whenever she appears, she attempts to kill Foxtrot 813, a Replica soldier under the command of Paxton Fettel. Alma's attacks on 813 strongly suggest that she wants to stop her youngest son from being reborn, and that she only used him to release her in F.E.A.R. First Encounter Assault Recon.

F.E.A.R. 3[]


Alma's last moments during child birth.

In F.E.A.R. 3, Alma is in labor with her child conceived with Michael Becket. Paxton Fettel is allegedly assisting the Point Man, however, he wishes to see his brother embrace his family's power, rather than destroy it. Alma appears before her sons numerous times, mostly in her child form, but also in her adult form. When confronted by the Creep, she reacts with intense fear, as the creature was created by the horrid memories of her late father, Harlan Wade, and not entirely of her own influence.

Throughout the game, Alma can be heard screaming as her contractions intensify, causing psychic disturbances all over the city of Fairport. At the end, when the Point Man and Fettel reach her, Alma is shown to be weak and unable to move or speak. Depending on player actions, her child will be taken from her by one of the brothers. She either disappears (and possibly still exists) if the Point Man kills Fettel, or is eaten and "killed/absorbed" by Fettel if he kills the Point Man.


Alma's appearance in F.E.A.R. 3 versus that of F.E.A.R.

Interestingly, Alma's appearance and mannerisms are changed drastically in F.E.A.R. 3, the obvious difference is her child form appearing to be much older than in previous installments, as well as having a bloodied face, sleeveless red dress and brown shoes, as compared to her previously seen clean face, long sleeved red dress and bare feet. The reasons for this change are unknown. Her adult form also has much longer hair than in other games, dragging on the floor behind her as she walks. F.E.A.R. 3 is the only game where Alma is never heard to say anything, despite being quite vocal in other games, and where Alma is never seen attacking or killing anyone. Unlike previous games, Alma is not the main antagonist of F.E.A.R. 3, nor even technically an antagonist, as she never attempts to kill or harm the protagonists.

F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point[]

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Alma killing a Replica Forces soldier in F.E.A.R. Extraction Point.

F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point begins with a recap of the epilogue of F.E.A.R., showing adult Alma causing the helicopter that the Point Man, Douglas Holiday and Jin Sun-Kwon are in to crash. She is then seen standing over the body of Paxton Fettel.

As the Point Man attempts to reunite with Holiday and Jin, he sees a vision of Alma shifting between her older and younger form while approaching him in a hallway. When the vision ends, the Point Man hears Alma whisper "kill them, kill them all." When he arrives outside of the ruined apartment block, Jin and Holiday discuss the deserted city. Holiday notes that cities do not typically evacuate so quickly, causing Jin to theorize that Alma must have created a temporal and spatial anomaly, and that she is more than a simple ghost.

After Jin is captured by Replica soldiers when they are reactivated by Fettel, the Point Man enters a chapel where Alma's younger self appears to him, asking him to protect her. Fettel then enters the chapel, commenting that the Point Man has become "prey" and that he will "leave the two of you alone." When Fettel leaves, Alma's older self appears, setting the chapel on fire and attacking the Point Man with Nightmares. The Point Man escapes as the chapel is destroyed in the inferno.

When the Point Man is moving through the warehouse district, after Jin escapes from the Replicas, Alma's younger self is seen, scuttling out from under a rising garage door after Fettel attacks the Point Man with Nightmares and blocks his path with an explosion. The Point Man also finds a voicemail that consists of Alma whispering "I'm waiting for you." Later, Holiday is attacked and killed by a group of apparitions.


Artwork of Alma.

As the Point Man continues towards the extraction point at Auburn Memorial Hospital, he encounters a dead end and Alma's younger self. This young Alma tells the Point Man to follow her, and the walls around the Point Man are pulled away into darkness. He falls down into a ring of fire as Nightmares attack him; when the world reverts to normal, the door at the dead end has been unlocked, allowing him to continue.

When the Point Man enters the subway system, the lights in the tunnel begin to blow out and Alma's older self appears, moving towards him before disappearing. Later, after Replica forces close the subway gates to try and trap him, Young Alma points the Point Man to a way out, through the ventilation system. She then kills a group of Replicas to protect him, an action which she repeats throughout the game. When the Point Man learns that Jin may die before he can reach her, Alma whispers to him to "hurry".

Inside the hospital, Alma draws the Point Man into a hallucination, in which he sees Alice Wade, Harlan Wade, Bill Moody, and Charles Habegger trapped in cells. The Point Man then witnesses Alma's older and younger selves merge, becoming one person. He then returns to the real world and is then able to make contact with F.E.A.R. coordinator Rowdy Betters for the first time since the Origin Facility explosion.

F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate[]


Official artwork of Alma in F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate.

Alma first appears to Lieutenant Steve Chen in Perseus Mandate, while the Sergeant works to recover information from the Armacham Technology Corporation Global Data and Security Center. Chen reports seeing an unaccompanied minor in the building, describing her as approximately eight and wearing a red dress. When Captain David Raynes questions what Chen is talking about, Alma disappears.

Later, the Sergeant finds a blood-stained door, where he sees Alma's younger self in a burning room holding two Nightcrawler Light Soldiers up by their throats. The Nightcrawlers explode and the Sergeant is thrown backwards through the window behind him.

Alma isn't encountered again until after the Origin Facility explosion, when she appears as her older self in the Old Underground Metro Area just before Chen and the Sergeant are ambushed by Shades. When the Sergeant catches up to Gavin Morrison, he reveals that Alma was not only the primary genetic donor for Project Origin, but also for Project Perseus, and that the Nightcrawlers are trying to recover a sample of her DNA from the ATC Cloning Facility. As Morrison and the Sergeant make their way through the tunnels to the Cloning Facility, Paxton Fettel shows them a vision of Alma's younger self killing three scientists, claiming that Alma had been dead for three years when she first came for him, and that she destroyed the scientists with "the raw edge of her pain." Just after the vision, Alma's older self appears, throwing a Replica Armored Truck into the air, which lands on Morrison, killing him.

While moving through the Cloning Facility, the Sergeant comes across a observation gallery; looking into the room below he can see three Nightcrawler Heavy Soldiers cataloging information. However, young Alma appears and picks off the Nightcrawlers one by one. Deeper inside the Cloning Facility, he comes across a room littered with corpses. When he enters, Alma appears and the corpses begin to rise off the ground, the room flashes white and both Alma and the corpses disappear. This is the last time she is seen by the Sergeant.

After reaching the second Vault, the Sergeant sees the Nightcrawler Commander recover Alma's DNA. However, he is able to chase the Commander down, kill him, and recover Alma's DNA.


Main article: Alma Wade/Quotes

Deleted Content[]


Alma walking past a boarded up doorway.

Both F.E.A.R. and F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin are known to contain deleted sequences involving Alma.

An official image from F.E.A.R. reveals that it was originally Alma who was supposed to walk past a boarded up door in the Birthing Facility, not Charles Habegger. Alma also appears in a deleted scene in which she attacks several members of Delta Force in ATC's headquarters, liquefying each of them in a matter of seconds. The demo for F.E.A.R. depicts a scene in ATC headquarters in which Alma crawls towards a gate rapidly, frightening the entire F.E.A.R. team. It is also shown in the demo that everyone can see Alma, not just the Point Man, as Rodney Betters cries out "What the hell was that?!" when Alma crawls towards the closed gate.


A deleted scene of Alma approaching an unconscious Keira Stokes.

Alma's child form was originally supposed to appear throughout the events of F.E.A.R. 2, with several stills and videos of her child form appearing in promotional materials for the game. In one image, Alma's child form is shown being thrown from an exploding building. Some images show an alternate story involving Keira Stokes, who Alma is seen stalking. An official capture shows Alma knocking Stokes unconscious and then approaching her slowly. Most of these scenes were either cut or changed to show her adult form instead. Oddly, the number of cut and/or changed scenes of young Alma in trailers and official stills is actually of a higher number than every scene of her child form combined in the finished game. There is also an unused scene of adult Alma walking through a field and smiling happily at the devastation around her.


Alma has been well received by critics and audiences, and has been repeatedly praised for her creepy nature. In 2008, The Age ranked Alma as the 34th greatest Xbox character of all time for being "a genuinely memorable and haunting character from a horror game," adding that "it’s really thanks to her and her alone" that Project Origin has been "one of our most anticipated games."[4] That same year, GameDaily ranked her as seventh on the list of most horrific video game bosses,[5] while PC Games Hardware listed her as one of the 112 most important female characters in games.[6] In 2010, Alma was one of the 64 characters chosen by GameSpot for the poll "All-Time Greatest Game Villain," but lost in the first round to the Joker.[7] In 2011, UGO ranked Alma as ninth on the list of the scariest characters in video games[8] and seventh on the list of "the absolute greatest" psychic characters in video game history,[9] while PlayStation Official Magazine listed her among the "PlayStation’s meanest mothers."[10] That same year, IGN ranked the "terrifying" Alma as the 73rd top video game villain, praising the developers' "wonderful job of crafting all sorts of horrific effects using low-tech solutions" and adding: "no matter how similar Alma might seem to Samara and other horror characters, any gamer worth their weight in blood will tell you that she's a villain in a league all on her own."[11] In 2011, Complex ranked her as fifteenth on the list of "most diabolical video game she-villains,"[12] and in 2012, they ranked her as the seventh most evil woman in video games,[13] as well as the 50th "coolest" video game villain.[14] That same year, FHM included her on their list of ten scariest game characters ever.[15] GamesRadar also praised Alma's role as an antagonist, putting her in their 2013 list of the best villains in video game history at number 18.[16]

She was ranked #1 in Screwattack's Top 10 Ghosts in Video Games[17]. In 2013, Liz Lanier of Game Informer included Alma among top ten female villains in video games, stating that "each one of Alma's three forms has more disturbing implications then the last. Whether she looks like Sadako as a child, or appears in her emaciated state as a women, it doesn't bode well for the player. Even her more attractive form is terrifying considering she only uses it as a lure."[18]


  • Alma is named after the character Alma Mobley in Peter Straub's novel Ghost Story.[19]
  • "Alma" is a word in the Latin languages Spanish and Portuguese that literally means "soul".
  • In terms of background story, Alma is similar to Alessa Gillespie from Silent Hill, a horror/survival title developed by Konami. Both have a parent never mentioned (Alma's mother and Alessa's father) and suffered great abuse at the hands of the other, with the two later using their psychic powers to take revenge on those who caused their suffering. Both exhibit immense psionic powers, including the ability to create monsters from the depths of their minds. At seven, it was decided they'd be used to give birth. The two of them were forcibly impregnated through unnatural means (Alessa through a ritual in order for her to become impregnated with the cult's god) and were still adolescents when they gave birth (Alessa was 14). It's also important to note that both Alessa and Alma delivered newborns to the protagonists in the endings of their respective games before disappearing. Coincidentally, both their names start with 'Al'. In personality and physical appearance, Alma is very closely matched with the film version of Alessa, who is much more emotionally unstable and vengeful than her game counterpart. Like Alma, the film version of Alessa also appears as a child throughout the film, until near the end, where she is seen as a badly injured adult woman.
    • Other notable influences include the Anime film Akira, in the sense that she was kept in stasis because of her immense psychic powers, similar to the film's title character, as well as having a terrible childhood and using her newfound powers as revenge against those who (or imagined by her) have wronged her in the past, not unlike the film's antagonist, Tetsuo Shima. Additionally, other characters in fiction possessing extremely similar traits to her include the title character from Carrie (an inspiration for Alessa's character), and Lucy from the anime Elfen Lied.
  • The developers chose to make Alma's dress red for "a variety of symbolic reasons".
  • Alma appears on several Trophies/Achievements for each F.E.A.R. game. In F.E.A.R. First Encounter Assault Recon, she is on the Survivalist, Fearless, and Water Treatment Facility trophies. In F.E.A.R. 2, she appears on the Dead Eye, Veteran, Monogamous Fragger, The Mad Capper, MVP, and City Planner achievements, as well as making up all of the Completion achievements. The Man Mode achievement in F.E.A.R. 3 includes an image of young Alma. In F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point, she is on the Mastery of Fear trophy. In Perseus Mandate, she is on the Nothing to Fear trophy. The only game that does not feature Alma's image on any of its trophies is F.E.A.R. 2: Reborn.
  • Alma most likely had blue eyes in life, given that both of her sons, her father and her sister all have blue eyes.
  • Alma is referenced in the 2012 horror film The Cabin in the Woods. In the film, a girl in a white dress is seen liquefying a security guard while singing "Hush Little Baby". The scene is an exact mirror of Alma's attack on the guards in F.E.A.R. First Encounter Assault Recon.
  • Alma's voice actress in the original F.E.A.R. also voices Alice Wade, Alma's sister.
  • Two child actresses were dressed up as Alma to help advertise F.E.A.R. before its release.
  • Wade Elementary School contains a number of references to Alma. The sign at the front of the school has had its letters knocked askew so that they spell out "ALMA". There is also a drawing of a chibi Alma in the school, and a child's picture found in one of the classrooms depicts Alma. The school's projector is also de-synchronized to reflect Alma's twisted view of the world, for example, the projector synchronizes the word "brain" with "playground".
  • Genevieve Aristide's condo contains pictures of Alma, as well as the music box that Alma once cherished.
  • The tagline for F.E.A.R. 2 is "Fear Alma Again".
  • Trailers and promotional images for F.E.A.R. 2 reveal that young Alma was originally supposed to have only slightly bloodied feet and no blood on her dress. In the final game, her feet and legs are covered in blood, and the bottom part of her dress is also blood-soaked.
  • Despite being nearly harmless in the singleplayer of F.E.A.R. 3, in multiplayer Alma is a considerable threat to playable characters. Although she does not attack the player of her own accord, attacking her (or staring at her for too long) will have harsh consequences.
  • A glow in the dark statue of pregnant Alma was offered as part of the Collector's Edition set of F.E.A.R. 3.
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A statue of pregnant Alma.

  • At the 2010 Comic Con, an actress was used to portray adult Alma for visitors.
  • In the live-action trailers for F.E.A.R. 3, Alma can be seen thrashing about in a sunny warehouse. Where the warehouse is, or why she's there, is never explained.
  • Alma's child form bears a striking resemblance to Sachiko Shinozaki from Corpse Party, though this is likely unintentional.
  • Alma is considerably more talkative in F.E.A.R. 2 than in any of the other games.
  • At the end of F.E.A.R., Alma bleeds when shot, to demonstrate that unlike before, shooting her has an actual effect.
    • Strangely, her older self will also bleed when shot in Extraction Point, even though doing so has no effect and at no point the Point Man is forced to fire upon her. This is likely an oversight. Young Alma never bleeds when shot at in any of the games.

See also[]


  1. http://melissarobertsactress.com/resume.html
  2. http://www.alesiaglidewell.com/index.php Offical Alesia Glidewell Site
  3. PC Gamer, April 2009
  4. http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/games/the-top-50-xbox-characters-of-all-time-20090616-cdkl.html The Top 50 Xbox Characters of All Time
  5. http://web.archive.org/web/20080820181914/http://www.gamedaily.com/articles/galleries/the-most-horrific-video-game-bosses/?&page=2 The Most Horrific Video Game Bosses Gallery and Images - GameDaily
  6. http://www.pcgameshardware.com/&menu=browser&image_id=754320&article_id=626856&page=6&show=original PCGH history: The most important female characters in games
  7. http://www.gamespot.com/greatest-video-game-villain/standings/index.html?tag=content_nav%3Bstandings All-Time Greatest Game Villain - Current Standings
  8. url=http://www.ugo.com/games/alma-wade Pee Your Pants At The Scariest Characters In Video Games
  9. http://www.ugo.com/games/alma Alma - The Creepiest Video Game Psychics
  10. http://www.officialplaystationmagazine.co.uk/2011/10/11/playstations-meanest-mothers/ The meanest mothers on PlayStation
  11. http://uk.ign.com/videogame-villains/73.html Alma is number 73 - IGN
  12. http://www.complex.com/video-games/2011/06/25-most-diabolical-she-villains/alma 15. Alma, F.E.A.R. Series — Bad Girls Club: The 25 Most Diabolical Video Game She-Villains
  13. http://www.complex.com/video-games/2012/03/10-of-the-most-evil-women-in-video-games/alma-wade Alma Wade — 10 Of The Most Evil Women In Video Games
  14. http://www.complex.com/video-games/2012/11/coolest-video-game-villains-of-all-time/fear 50. Alma Wade — The 50 Coolest Video Game Villains of All Time
  15. http://www.fhm.com.ph/entertainment/games/10-scariest-game-characters-ever 10 Scariest Game Characters Ever
  16. http://www.gamesradar.com/top-100-villains-video-games/ 100 best villains in video games
  17. http://www.screwattack.com/shows/originals/screwattack-top-10s/top-10-ghosts-video-games ScrewAttack's Top 10 Ghosts In Video Games
  18. Game Informer Top Ten Female Villains, November 2013
  19. http://www.projectorigincommunity.com/Askthedevs3

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Main article: Alma Wade/Gallery
Armacham Technology Corporation
Board of Directors Genevieve AristideCarson Salyers
Employees Aldus BishopAlice WadeBill MoodyBrettBristolCharles HabeggerGreenHarlan WadeIain HivesJaniceJohn BreyersJohnstonMarshall DislerNorton MapesPhil VecchioRichard VanekSamuelsSaundersScott RasmussenTerry HalfordWalt GraggYork
Projects Project HarbingerProject IcarusProject OriginProject ParagonProject PerseusProject Pythagoras
Products AbominationAlma WadeDark SignalPaxton FettelPoint ManReplica Forces
Facilities Armacham Data and Research CenterArmacham Bio-Research FacilityHarbinger FacilityOrigin FacilityParagon FacilityPerseus CompoundStill IslandThe VaultWade Elementary SchoolWard FacilityBirthing Facility
Other Fairport areas owned Armacham Technology Corporation HeadquartersArmacham Technology Corporation's Secondary FacilityValkyrie TowerWade Hospital
Armacham Forces ATC Security GuardRiot Security GuardArmacham Black Ops Light SoldierBlack Ops HazmatsATC Black Ops SoldiersBlack Ops Heavy SoldierBlack Ops PyroArmacham Black Ops EliteRichard VanekSamuelsPhase CommanderArmacham Phase CasterArmacham Heavy Rocket TrooperArmacham SniperArmacham SoldierATC Heavy Riot TrooperRobertsTuckerTurnerFeldmanArmacham PilotBierce
Weapons developed Type-7 Particle WeaponType-12 Pulse WeaponXS Shock GrenadeHV PenetratorHV HammerheadSHO Series-3 Combat ShotgunThe ShredderDefense TurretArc BeamS-HV PenetratorGoliath
Vehicles used Black Ops APCF-22 RaptorATC Security sedanArmacham Armored Personnel CarrierArmacham HelicopterMi-24 Hind-D
Other Technology developed Unmanned Aerial VehiclesREV6 Powered ArmorREV9 Powered ArmorREV8 LeviathanEnhanced Power ArmorElite Powered Armor
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Major Characters
Point Man - Alma Wade - Paxton Fettel - Harlan Wade - Alice Wade - Spencer Jankowski - Norton Mapes -Jin Sun-Kwon - Douglas Holiday
Other Characters
Rodney Betters - Iain Hives - Genevieve Aristide - T. Atwood - Aldus Bishop - Brett - E. Cotton - Marshall Disler - Charles Habegger - David Hoyle - Janice - P. MacReady - Bill Moody - P. Niculescu - D. Passalaqua - A. Shepard - Phil Vecchio - Bremmer - Doctor Green
ASP Rifle - AT-14 Pistol - AT-S Proximity Mine - G2A2 Assault Rifle - HV Penetrator - M77 Remote Bomb - MOD-3 Multi-Rocket Launcher - MP-50 Repeating Cannon - N6A3 Fragmentation Grenade - RPL Sub-Machinegun - SM15 Machine Pistol - Type-7 Particle Weapon - VK-12 Combat Shotgun - Watson Automatic Shotgun - Unarmed Attacks
Armor Vest - Medkit - Reflex Booster - Health Booster
Fairport - Auburn District - Armacham Technology Corporation Headquarters - South River Wastewater Treatment Plant - Origin Facility - The Vault - Fa$t Money - News Stand - Apartment Complex - Almaverse - Birthing Facility
Project Icarus - Project Origin - Project Paragon - Project Perseus
Replica Forces - Replica Assassin - Replica Desert Soldier - Replica Elite Soldier - Replica Fatigues Soldier - Replica Heavy Armor - Recon Soldier - Replica Sniper - Replica Tactical Soldiers - Replica Urban Soldier
Armored Truck - ATC Security sedan - Mi-24 Hind-D - Replica REV6 Powered Armor - UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter
Armacham Forces
Armacham Defense Turret - ATC Security Guard - Armacham Forces - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Other Enemies
Alma's Apparitions - Nightmare
Origin Facility Explosion - Synchronicity Events
F.E.A.R. Combat
Cheezee Pooz - Laptops - Vending Machines - Sticky Notes
Psionics - F.E.A.R. (Organization) - Delta Force - Armacham Technology Corporation - F.E.A.R. Secrets and Easter Eggs - Monolith Timeline - Hallucinations - Hannibal-3 spy satellite - National Guard - Glitches - F.E.A.R. E3 - Quotes - Walkthroughs - Slow-Mo - Armacham Field Guide - Intervals - First F.E.A.R. Team - Intel - Metro Police Department - Console Commands - List of Alma Sightings - Blackhawk Pilot - F.E.A.R. Original Soundtrack
Unreleased Material
D. Mccullough - Street Turret - Conrad Krieg - Unreleased Quotes
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Major Characters
Michael Becket - Alma Wade - Genevieve Aristide - James Fox - Cedric Griffin - Terry Halford - Redd Jankowski - Harold Keegan - Manuel Morales - Keira Stokes - Richard Vanek - Foxtrot 813
Third Child - Marshall Disler - Johnston - Mendez - Carson Salyers - Samuels - User17 - Harlan Wade - York - Failed Test Subjects - Paxton Fettel - Feldman - Tucker - Redd Schofield - Aristide's Men - Foxtrot 508 - Foxtrot Leader - Saunders - David Hoyle - Turner - Bierce
Andra FD-99 Submachine Gun - Andra SR5 Missile Launcher - APC Turret Gun - Armacham HV Hammerhead - Armacham Type-12 Pulse Weapon - AT-L4 Proximity Mine - Balzer LM10 Napalm Cannon - N6A3 Fragmentation Grenade - Patten PK470 Assault Rifle - R3 Incendiary Grenade - Raab KM50 Sniper Rifle - Seegert ACM46 Pistol - Shark FL-3 Laser - SHO Series-3 Combat Shotgun - Vollmer Ultra92 Automatic Shotgun - XS Shock Grenade - AT-14 Pistol - Unarmed Attacks
Armor Vest - Reflex Booster - Medkit - Medical Injectors
Fairport - Wade Elementary School - Armacham Technology Corporation's Secondary Facility - Still Island - Valkyrie Tower - Harbinger Facility - Command Post Sigma - Wade Hospital - Old Underground Metro Area - Paragon Facility - Almaverse
Project Origin - Project Harbinger - Project Pythagoras - Project Paragon
Replica Forces - Deformed Replicas - Replica Trooper - Replica Heavy Trooper - Replica Sniper - Replica Elites - Replica Heavy Armor - Replica Assassin - Replica Command
Replica REV6 Powered Armor - Elite Powered Armor - Armored Truck - Mi-24 Hind-D - F-22 Raptor - Black Ops APC - UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter - ATC Security sedan - Dark Signal APC
Armacham Forces
Armacham Black Ops Light Soldier - Black Ops Hazmats - Black Ops Soldier - Black Ops Heavy Soldier - Black Ops Pyro - Armacham Black Ops Elite - Armacham Forces
Other Enemies
Alma's Apparitions - Remnants - Ghost Soldiers - Abomination - Specter
Origin Facility Explosion - Synchronicity Events
Psionics - F.E.A.R. (Organization) - Delta Force - Armacham Technology Corporation - Diode Implants - Dark Signal - Monolith Timeline - Hallucinations - National Guard - Glitches - Quotes - F.E.A.R. 2 Demo - Slow-Mo - Armacham Field Guide - F.E.A.R. 2 Secrets and Easter Eggs - Replica Stasis Pod - Intel - List of Alma Sightings - Walkthroughs - Armacham Technology Corporation Board of Directors - F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Original Soundtrack
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Major Characters
Point Man - Alma Wade - Paxton Fettel - Harlan Wade - Jin Sun-Kwon
Other Characters
Michael Becket - Third Child - Armacham Pilot - Genevieve Aristide - Roberts - Carson Salyers
Arc Beam - Briggs SMG - Dual MP-970 - EL-10 CAS - G3A3 Assault Rifle - N6A3 Fragmentation Grenade - S-HV Penetrator - Schuller LDR50 - Strader Mk. VII - The Hammer - The Shredder - XS Shock Grenade - Arsenal AK - Goliath - Knife - Flashbang Grenade - Riot Gear - Unarmed Attacks
Fairport - Auburn District - Prison - Ward Facility - Best Save Co. - Fairport Hospital - Slums - Fairport Ridge Apartments - Tower - Bridge - Port Authority Airport - Almaverse
Project Origin
Replica Forces - Armacham Replica Trooper - Armacham Replica Shotgunner - Armacham Replica Explosive Tank Trooper - Armacham Replica Riot Trooper - Armacham Replica Rocket Trooper
Armacham Armored Personnel Carrier - Enhanced Power Armor - Armacham Helicopter - REV9 Powered Armor - F-22 Raptor - Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Armacham Forces
Armacham Defense Turret - Armacham Sniper - Phase Caster - Phase Commander - Armacham Soldier - Armacham Forces - Mech Mule
Other Enemies
Creep - Cultist - Cannibal - Scavenger - Spectre - Alma's Apparitions
Multiplayer Modes
Soul Survivor - Soul King - Contractions - F**king Run!
Multiplayer Maps
This Is Suicide! - Fresh Fish - The Commute - Black Gold
Psionics - Synchronicity Events - F.E.A.R. (Organization) - Armacham Technology Corporation - Monolith Timeline - Alma Doll - Quotes - Slow-Mo - Intervals - F.E.A.R. 3 Secrets and Easter Eggs - Psychic Link - Origin Facility Explosion - Hallucinations - National Guard
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Major Characters
Point Man - Alma Wade - Paxton Fettel - Spencer Jankowski -Jin Sun-Kwon - Douglas Holiday
Other Characters
Rodney Betters - Bill Moody - Harlan Wade - Norton Mapes - Alice Wade - Charles Habegger - John - D. Passalaqua
AP-5 Deployable Turret - AT-14 Pistol - AT-S Proximity Mine - G2A2 Assault Rifle - HV Penetrator - M77 Remote Bomb - MOD-3 Multi-Rocket Launcher - MP-50 Repeating Cannon - N6A3 Fragmentation Grenade - RPL Sub-Machinegun - SM15 Machine Pistol - TG-2A Minigun - Type-12 Laser Carbine - Type-7 Particle Weapon - VK-12 Combat Shotgun - ASP Rifle - Unarmed Attacks
Armor Vest - Reflex Booster - Medkit - Health Booster
Fairport - Auburn District - Auburn Memorial Hospital - Church - Warehouse - Old Underground Metro Area - Apartment building
Project Icarus - Project Origin - Project Paragon - Project Perseus
Replica Forces - Replica Assassin - Replica Desert Soldier - Replica Elite Soldier - Replica Fatigues Soldier - Heavy Armor - Recon Soldier - Replica Tactical Soldiers - Replica Heavy Riot Armor - Replica Laser Elite Soldiers
Armored Truck - ATC Security sedan - Mi-24 Hind-D - REV6 Powered Armor - UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter - REV8 Leviathan - Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Other Enemies
Alma's Apparitions - Nightmare - Shade
ATC Forces
ATC Security Guards - Armacham Technology Corporation Forces - Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Origin Facility Explosion - Synchronicity Events
Cheezee Pooz - Armacham Labeled Boxes
Psionics - F.E.A.R. (Organization) - Delta Force - Armacham Technology Corporation - F.E.A.R. Extraction Point Secrets and Easter Eggs - Hallucinations - Quotes - Slow-Mo - Intervals - First F.E.A.R. Team - Walkthroughs - Console Commands - Blackhawk Pilot
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Major Characters
Sergeant - Alma Wade - Paxton Fettel - Steve Chen - Nightcrawler Commander - David Raynes
Other Characters
Rodney Betters - Brett - David Hoyle - Spencer Jankowski - Bristol - Walt Gragg - Gavin Morrison - Scott Rasmussen - John Breyers - Harlan Wade
AP-5 Deployable Turret - ASP Rifle - AT-14 Pistol - AT-S Proximity Mine - G2A2 Assault Rifle - HV Penetrator - K3-BT Grenade Launcher - LP4 Lightning Arc Weapon - M77 Remote Bomb - MOD-3 Multi-Rocket Launcher - MP-50 Repeating Cannon - N6A3 Fragmentation Grenade - RPL Submachinegun - SM15 Machine Pistol - TG-2A Minigun - Type-12 Laser Carbine - Type-7 Particle Weapon - VES Advanced Rifle - VK-12 Combat Shotgun - Unarmed Attacks
Armor Vest - Reflex Booster - Medkit - Health Booster
Armacham Data and Research Center - Armacham Bio-Research Facility - Auburn District - Fairport - Drainage canal - Perseus Compound - Old Underground Metro Area - Sewers - Vault - Warehouse
Project Icarus - Project Origin - Project Perseus
Replica Forces - Replica Assassin - Replica Desert Soldier - Replica Elite Soldier - Replica Fatigues Soldier - Heavy Armor - Recon Soldier - Replica Urban Soldier - Replica Laser Elite Soldiers - Replica Urban Snipers - Heavy Riot Armor
Armored Truck - ATC Security sedan - REV6 Powered Armor - UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter - Lockheed C-130 Hercules - REV8 Leviathan
Armacham Forces
Armacham Defense Turret - ATC Security Guard - Armacham Forces - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle - Riot Security Guard
Other Enemies
Nightcrawler - Nightcrawler Commander - Nightcrawler Elites - Nightcrawler Light Soldier - Nightcrawler Heavy Soldier - Alma's Apparitions - Scarecrow - Nightmare - Shade
Origin Facility Explosion - Synchronicity Events - Data Dump
Psionics - F.E.A.R. (Organization) - Delta Force - Armacham Technology Corporation - Laptops - Second F.E.A.R. Team - Source - Hallucinations - Hannibal-3 spy satellite - Quotes - Armacham Labeled Boxes - Slow-Mo - Intervals - F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate Secrets and Easter Eggs - Console Commands - List of Alma Sightings - Walkthroughs - Blackhawk Pilot