- "…Arguments on the 'gentle nature' of the brutes… [are] refuted by seamen who return to shore, wide-eyed with tales of the whales' savagery."
- — The Leviathans' Sorrow
Described as "creatures of beauty and sadness," whales are magical animals, associated with natural wonder, spirituality, and aesthetics.They have many flippers running down their sides, large, sharp teeth, and barbels hang from their maws. Whaling trawlers hunt them in great numbers for their oil, which is the main source of energy in Gristol, and their bones are also prized for the creation of runes and bone charms.
The Knife Of Dunwall DLC features a whale slaughterhouse with a live whale attached to a device to keep it alive for the longest possible time, so as to maximize the final output of whale oil. Daud can use one of Anton Sokolov's devices to end the whale's suffering.
- Piero Joplin claims to have read about "land-going whales deep in the Pandyssian interior." Whether these creatures are true whales that have evolved to travel on land or different animals that have been misidentified is unknown.
- The whales of Dishonored share several characteristics with the Livyatan melvillei, an extinct species of ancient sperm whale, the most obvious similarities being the large crown of the head and shape of the jaws. The in-universe whale is also sometimes referred to as a "leviathan", which was the original scientific name of the L. melvillei.
Characters in Dishonored
The Outsider • Jessamine Kaldwin • Emily Kaldwin • Anton Sokolov • Propaganda Officer • Granny Rags • Slackjaw • Geoff Curnow • Madame Prudence • Griff • Royal Interrogator • Esmond Roseburrow • Lonely Rat Boy
|Minor Characters (Male)||
Watch Officer Thorpe • Hackworth • Doctor Galvani • Boo • Sergeant Heyburn • Overseer Jasper • Overseer Sturgess • Berthold • Crowley • Dunstan • Bunting • Pratchett • Mad Survivor • Alec • Harold • Ramsey • Lord Brisby • Lord Shaw • Byron Alderdice • General Tobias • Overseer Franklin • Blake • Mace Brimsley • Captain Ren • Overseer Archer • Stu • Jelly • Craxton • Rodney • Earl • Grayson • Tom • Jeffrey • Overseer Gerard
|Minor Characters (Female)|
Characters in The Knife of Dunwall