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Kurt Frank
Character Full Portrait Explorer.png
Difficulty Difficulty Full.png Difficulty Half.png Difficulty Empty.png
Gender Male
Birthday March 1
Age 25
Career Explorer
Item Gulliver's Travels
Clues 1468
Echoes 388

Kurt Frank, or the Explorer, is one of 33 Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png currently featured in Identity V.


Kurt is an experienced explorer, passionate about exploring the limits of humanity. He has sailed across the English Channel, flown over old-growth forests in a hot air balloon, and, of course, joined a life-or-death game. As a master of survival, maybe he has a good shot at winning?

The adventurer Kurt-Frank was born in Yorkshire, England. After he was born, he moved with his parents and immigrated. He went from England to Italy, then to France, and back to the UK, constantly moving through a variety of adult travelers. This unique experience made Kurt feel like a migratory bird, forming a typical escaped personality, and it was difficult to concentrate. Every day, he was obsessed with reading novels about ancient artifacts and expeditions, such as the classic Gulliver's Travels. He always thought that he was a great adventurer.

The adventurer Kurt is good at sailing and hot air balloon driving, and because he had been reading Gulliver’s Travels, he goes out almost every day. He brings the book with him since Kurt wants to be as small as the protagonist.

External Traits[]

External Traits
Icon Name Description
External Trait Explorer Fantasy.png
Fantasy Carries around the novel Gulliver's Travels and can turn into a tiny Lilliputian after reading it. He is undetectable by the Hunter's "radar" after shrinking, but cannot perform most actions.


Gulliver's Travels records the location of the treasure. Activate Treasure Hunt when you turn into a tiny Lilliputian. Reach the indicated burial location to unearth Password Page. The Password Page allows you to quickly decipher the Cipher Machines when it reaches 50% progression, and also provides you a hint on Hunter's whereabouts. The Explorer can carry up to 2 Password Pages with him. When the Explorer is placed on the Rocket Chair, the Password Pages will drop to the floor, and other Survivors can pick them up. Each scene could indicate up to 3 treasure burial spots.

The Explorer has heightened senses when transformed into a tiny Lilliputian and can tell the incoming direction of Hunters within a certain radius.

His love of books allows him to use this ability without depleting it.

Duo Hunters Mode

A single Password Page will only grant 35% Decoding Progress, and up to 6 locations with hidden treasure will be generated on the Map.

External Trait Explorer Explore.png
Explore Possesses superior survival skills and knows how to hide his tracks. His tracks last for 1 second less. Also, vaulting obstacles will not alert the hunter.
External Trait Explorer Curiosity.png
Curiosity Can hardly control his curiosity and tends to attempt risky operations when decoding. The chance of triggering a Calibration is increased by 30% and scope of success decreased by 30%.
External Trait Explorer Energy Reserves.png
Energy Reserves After plenty of rest the Explorer is ready to Dash Hit. Stop moving for 10 seconds to increase your movement speed by 10% for 5 seconds.

Deduction Target[]

All completed Objectives reward the player with +335 Logic Points Logic Points.png for the Logic Path Logic path.png

  1. Treasure Hunt
    Hey, this is like a dragon’s lair. I bet there’s treasure here!
    • Basic Objective: Open 1 chest
    • Advanced Objective 1: Open 2 chests
    • Advanced Objective 2: Open 3 chests
    A journal entry: I'm walking in the wild and then, look! This is what I found in the dragon's lair...a torch? I take those stories too seriously.[1]
  2. Road to Success
    You should’ve gone to college, father once said.
    • Basic Objective: 50% co-op decoding progress
    • Advanced Objective 1: 70% co-op decoding progress
    • Advanced Objective 2: 100% co-op decoding progress
    A journal entry: I don’t like school. Nothing but callous snobs.[2]
  3. Russian Roulette
    I love it here; it truly is beautiful! Everyone is so kind!
    • Basic Objective: Complete 1 calibration
    • Advanced Objective 1: Complete 3 calibrations
    • Advanced Objective 2: Complete 5 calibrations
    A bill: Dear Mr. Kurt Frank, please pay your debt of 700 dollars by this Friday. Any overdue fees will be charged at an interest of 1% per month.[3]
  4. The Beginning of a Lie
    I miss my time in the barracks. Actually, I miss the people I met there.
    • Basic Objective: Encounter 1 teammate
    • Advanced Objective 1: Encounter 2 teammates
    • Advanced Objective 2: Encounter 3 teammates
    A photo: a young explorer in a recruit's uniform. He looks thin and gloomy.[4]
  5. Heart-Healing Stories
    Why didn't you tell us about the stories that you have read? Perhaps it will cheer everyone up.
    • Basic Objective: Successfully heal 1 teammate
    • Advanced Objective 1: Successfully heal 2 teammates
    • Advanced Objective 2: Successfully heal 3 teammates
    A photo: the young explorer is engrossed in a book.[5]
  6. The Perfect Speech
    Notable explorers are known to be great story tellers. Otherwise, how is it that all those legends become so well known?
    • Basic Objective: Complete 1 perfect calibration
    • Advanced Objective 1: Complete 2 perfect calibrations
    • Advanced Objective 2: Complete 3 perfect calibrations
    A photo: an explorer in uniform is animatedly narrating something to a group of people. Everyone seems captivated.[6]
  7. Become a Hero
    A true hero would never leave someone behind.
    • Basic Objective: Rescue 1 partner from a rocket chair
    • Advanced Objective 1: Rescue 2 partners from rocket chairs
    • Advanced Objective 2: Rescue 3 partners from rocket chairs
    A journal entry: those people despise me. They think I'm useless. I'll prove them wrong.[7]
  8. Self-Awareness
    A lie will come true when you repeat it a thousand times, at least when you keep telling it to yourself.
    • Basic Objective: 100% decoding progress
    • Advanced Objective 1: 200% decoding progress
    • Advanced Objective 2: 300% decoding progress
    A journal entry: That's what I've been through. My "real" experience. I am a true explorer.[8]
  9. Road-blocking "Dragons"
    These giant, fanged...dragons! You can't stop an explorer!
    • Basic Objective: Stun the hunter with a pallet 1 time
    • Advanced Objective 1: Stun the hunter with a pallet 2 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Stun the hunter with a pallet 3 times
    Actually, I might have just made a mistake.[9]
  10. Escape from Reality
    Would you still be passionate after learning the truth of life?
    • Basic Objective: Escape the dungeon
    • Advanced Objective 1: Escape the dungeon
    • Advanced Objective 2: Escape the dungeon
    A journal entry: I want to get out of here; anywhere but here. Just get me out of this school.[10]
  11. Tact
    As an explorer, you need to know how to avoid danger.
    • Basic Objective: Escape from the hunter 1 time(s)
    • Advanced Objective 1: Escape from the hunter 3 time(s)
    • Advanced Objective 2: Escape from the hunter 5 time(s)
    A journal entry: I once witnessed the battle between Don Quixote and the Biscayan up close! It was a great battle! Obviously, I managed to get out of there.[11]
  12. Gulliver's Travels
    A book on magic!
    • Basic Objective: While shrunk, run for a total of 20 seconds.
    • Advanced Objective 1: While shrunk, run for a total of 40 seconds.
    • Advanced Objective 2: While shrunk, run for a total of 60 seconds.
    A journal entry: an incredible perspective... when I started reading this, the world around me seemed to expand.[12]
After deducing Node 12: Gulliver's Travels, Explorer's Worn Clothes costume will be unlocked.

Birthday Letter[]

Letter to Bishop Duke

Dear esteemed Bishop Duke,

The White Sand Asylum completed the reassessment of its patients last month, and we will begin the process of discharging healthy patients on the 15th of next month.

This particular letter is intended to discuss the conditions of patient no. 93. It is with our deepest regret to inform you that the reassessment of patient no. 93 indicates that his Delusional Schizophrenia persists. He claims that he had flown solo across the English Channel, possesses extraordinary survivalist skills, and is capable of the construction and operations of, including, but not limited to, Blimps.

As you can see, despite your assurance of his well-being, we are certain that his delusions will evolve in a scale of grandiose when exposed to outside influences. Patient no.93 currently does not possess violent tendencies, yet with his deteriorating mental health stability and elevating delusions, he may pose a treat to society through conspiracy with others. We are well aware that he has never and is incapable of operating a Blimp across the uncharted jungles, but consider his eloquence in persuasion, the decision to discharge him from the asylum cannot be granted without serious considerations.

Please reconsider your decision with great importance.

We look forward to your reply. May the Lord sanctify your spirit with his eternal light.

Your humble servant,

Lorraine Miller

Appearance Decoration[]

Icon Name Series Description Cost
Costume Kurt Frank Original.png
Original Already Equipped The original costume. Everything looks so natural. 388 Currency Echoes Icon.png / 1468 Currency Clues Icon.png
Costume Kurt Frank Worn Clothes.png
Worn Clothes Complete Character Deduction quest 12 Gulliver's Travels to get All the clothes are super tattered. Was it only a game they have been through? N/A
Costume Kurt Frank Mr. Turtle.png
Mr. Turtle S2 Essence 1 (formerly)

Memory Sphere - Last Seasons

Being clear-headed is important during matches. N/A
Costume Kurt Frank Archaeological Professor.png
Archaeological Professor S4 Essence 2 (formerly)

Memory Sphere - Last Seasons

It's my job to restore history, and it's my duty to protect cultural relics. Oh, it probably isn't a good idea to bring this book along. N/A
Inventor S5 Logic Path reached 1528 He rescued the distressed teen from the weirdo, and introduced him to the expedition as a new recruit, providing steam equipment. N/A
Costume Kurt Frank Icarus.png
Icarus S6 Essence 1 (formerly)

Memory Sphere - Last Seasons

I yearn for blue skies, but hope to stay away from the sun. N/A
Costume Kurt Frank Alice.png
Alice S8 Essence 2 (formerly)

Memory Sphere - Last Seasons

There are 2 words on the cake - "Eat Me" N/A
Costume Kurt Frank Researcher.png
Researcher S1 Essence 2 (formerly)

Memory Spheres - Previous Seasons

Venturing into forbidden areas of science in a dangerous laboratory. Isn't that just another fascinating adventure? N/A
Costume Kurt Frank Voyage.png
Voyage Call of the Abyss II (formerly)

Illusion Hall

If there are times when you long to uncover the mysterious of the abyss, why not put on your backpack and embark on a voyage! 318 Currency Echoes Icon.png / 1188 Currency Fragments Icon.png
Costume Kurt Frank Lost.png
Lost S1 Essence 5 (formerly)

Memory Spheres - Previous Seasons

Life is a long voyage. As long as you have a lighthouse in one's heart, you won't lose your way. N/A
Costume Kurt Frank "Museum Shelf".png
"Museum Shelf" S5 Essence 2 (formerly)

Memory Spheres - Previous Seasons

I sell goods from all over the world, but my people are not among them. N/A
Costume Kurt Frank Mulberry Leaf.png
Mulberry Leaf S10 Essence 3 (formerly)

Memory Spheres - Previous Seasons

The only thing that is soothing in this world is this cup of tea and those endless stories. N/A
Costume Kurt Frank Spiritless Conductor.png
Spiritless Conductor S11 Essence 1 Looking for inspiration in a bar, the conductor gets caught up in a peculiar and dangerous performance. He is completely subdued by the grand composition, becoming increasingly mesmerised and ashamed at the same time with each and every Demon Notes. N/A
Moonlight Traveler Mid-Autumn Festival 2020 A moon-worshipping traveler who stumbled upon the Moon Rabbit during a chance encounter. They traveled together to follow the Lunar Goddess' footsteps. N/A
Costume Kurt Frank Apricot Yellow.png
Apricot Yellow Illusion Hall Ah, this sweet flavor is bursting with freshness and fragrance. 108 Currency Echoes Icon.png / 438 Currency Clues Icon.png
Costume Kurt Frank Turquoise.png
Turquoise Memory Spheres - Previous Seasons Tough and lofty as bluestone. N/A
Costume Kurt Frank Verdant Green.png
Verdant Green Memory Spheres - Previous Seasons This is the green color of nature. N/A
Costume Kurt Frank Pinky Memory.png
Pinky Memory Memory Spheres - Previous Seasons Age is not the reason to abandon the roseate memory. N/A
Costume Kurt Frank Autumn Orange.png
Autumn Orange Rank Treasure The color of autumn leaves does not only communicate a desolate mood. N/A
Icon Name Series Description Cost
Accessory Phase Shifter.png
Phase Shifter S6 Rank Treasure (formerly)

Illusion Hall

This weird device generates a strange energy. Anyone hit by it will produce unstable phase changes.
Special Effects
Increase special effects when using Travel Journals
788 Currency Echoes Icon.png / 2988 Currency Fragments Icon.png
Accessory First Aid Kit.png
First Aid Kit S2 Rank Treasure (formerly)

Illusion Hall

With the help of a first aid kit, an explorer can deal with any situation. 258 Currency Echoes Icon.png / 968 Currency Fragments Icon.png
Accessory Gold Rose.png
Gold Rose S4 Rank Treasure (formerly)

Illusion Hall

It's hard to believe that ancient humans were capable of such delicate crafts. 258 Currency Echoes Icon.png / 968 Currency Fragments Icon.png
Accessory Alluring Chest.png
Alluring Chest S8 Rank Treasure (formerly)

Illusion Hall

A treasure chest full of priceless treasures, but only for the Lilliputians 258 Currency Echoes Icon.png / 968 Currency Fragments Icon.png
Icon Type Name Series Description
Graffiti Muse Mark.png
Graffiti Muse Mark Already Equipped The Graffiti content for all survivors and hunters, Muse Mark
Graffiti Explorer - Animal Abyss Treasure Explorer exclusive Graffiti - Animal
Graffiti Explorer Cartoon.png
Graffiti Explorer - Cartoon Rank Treasure Explorer's exclusive Graffiti, Cartoon
Graffiti Explorer Silhouette.png
Graffiti Explorer - Silhouette N/A Explorer's exclusive Graffiti, Silhouette
Graffiti Explorer - Gray Shadow Explorer's exclusive Graffiti, Gray Shadow
Graffiti Travels Colored.png
Graffiti Travels - Colored Rank Treasure Travels Graffiti, Grayed
Graffiti Travels Grayed.png
Graffiti Travels - Grayed Rank Treasure Travels Graffiti, Colored
Graffiti Observer Grayed.png
Graffiti Observer - Grayed N/A Observer Graffiti, Grayed
Emote Agree.png
Emote Agree Already Equipped A motion that means agreement.
Emote Hush.png
Emote Hush Already Equipped A motion that means hush.
Emote Advance.png
Emote Advance N/A A motion that means advance.
Emote Confused.png
Emote Confused Rank Treasure A motion that means confusion.
Emote Hurry Back.png
Emote Hurry Back S1 Memory Sphere B A motion that asks teammates to hurry back.
Emote Provoke.png
Emote Provoke S2 Essence 1 A provoking motion, exclusive to Explorer.
Emote Lie Down Lie Down Motion, exclusive to Explorer
Emote Dance Memory Sphere Season 4 Dance Motion, exclusive to Explorer
Emote Rolls 4-Sided Dice 4-sided Dice Enthusiast

60 Currency Echoes Icon.png

Rolls 4-Sided Dice Motion, exclusive to Explorer
Standby Motion
Icon Name Series Description
Standby Motion Default.png
Default Already Equipped Male survivor's default motion in matching room
Standby Motion Ready.png
Ready S2 Essence 2 Explorer's motion in matching room, Ready
Standby Motion Wait.png
Wait N/A Explorer's motion in matching room, Wait
Standby Motion Survivor Snooze.png
Snooze N/A Explorer's motion in matching room, Snooze
Look Memory Sphere Season 3 Explorer Matching Room Motion, Look
Standby Motion Hide.png
Hide Rank Treasure Explorer's motion in matching room, Hide
Standby Motion Stand.png
Stand Scattered around the corners of the manor. Explore now. Explorer's motion in matching room, Stand


  • Remember, the Explorer decodes quickly and would rather to not enter chases so avoid the hunter whenever you can. Hes not horrible at kiting, though, and remember to use his silent vaulting to your advantage.
  • Terrains, tall grass and the behind of Rocket Chairs can help the Explorer to hide effectively. Try not to hide in objects or terrain when your already injured, however, because the blue graffiti effect can sell you out quickly.
  • When the steps to find another page is >80 steps, you should focus on decoding. The time to find a page and walk to there is enough to decode a machine. Also remember to be respectful to other teammates! If a password is near a cipher someone is on, use it on their cipher, or wait until they've finished to dig it up, since digging up passwords alerts the hunter.
  • You run 10% slower while using the book. You can use the book briefly to check locations of pages and run there normally to save time .
  • Using broken windows can also help with finding passwords, as the Explorer will not alert the hunter when he vaults, you can get to the passwords faster using this, but take caution if you feel you'd enter a kite soon.
  • You can farm points by just using the book to get the "Microworld" points. You should only use it to farm points when you are at an exit gate or during a bot match.
  • Kurt is a decoder, meaning he's not good at rescuing. You should let other teammates rescue, unless your remaining teammates are characters like Minds Eye, where it would be easier for you to rescue.
  • Air Walk Talent Air Walk.png is a good investment for Explorer, due to his trait that automatically reduces his trail by 1 second.
  • You can use Explorers ability to try and lose the hunter mid-kite, but you have to know when to recognize that the hunter has spotted you or when they have lost you. Max Air Walk makes it much easier to pull off, and as always, practice makes perfect.


  • His birthday is 1st of March.
  • His interest is reading, and he's talented to telling things.
  • He hates insects.
  • He likes journal and novels.



See Also

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Character Portrait Mercenary.png Naib Subedar - Mercenary Character Portrait Coordinator.png Martha Behamfil - Coordinator Character Portrait Priestess.png Fiona Gilman - Priestess Character Portrait Mechanic.png Tracy Reznik - Mechanic Character Portrait Forward.png William Ellis - Forward Character Portrait The Mind's Eye.png Helena Adams - The Mind's Eye
Character Portrait Perfumer.png Vera Nair - Perfumer Character Portrait Cowboy.png Kevin Ayuso - Cowboy Character Portrait Female Dancer.png Margaretha Zelle - Female Dancer Character Portrait Seer.png Eli Clark - Seer Character Portrait Embalmer.png Aesop Carl - Embalmer Character Portrait Prospector.png Norton Campbell - Prospector
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