Orpheus, also known as the Detective, is the protagonist of Identity V .
Orpheus is the progressive character and starting character of the Identity V story. The player assumes this position throughout the story and can unlock various costumes, pets, and beats that affect gameplay. Orpheus assumes the roles of the Survivors and can delve into their background and advance in the story. All cosmetics on Orpheus carry over to the survivors in the game.
Orpheus was once a famous crime novelist, but after being rescued from a fire about 10 years ago, he lost all his memories. His body recovered, but his memories never returned. Unable to do anything about his memory, Orpheus accepted his new lifestyle and founded his own detective agency. However, he received no good cases and turned back to drinking. Orpheus would awaken the next day to find cuts all over his body, with objects that he never would've touched normally. Even after Orpheus stopped drinking, days would mysteriously get skipped over with increasing frequency. He eventually found the source of his problem from the looks from his neighbors: he didn't lose track of the days at all, but instead, another persona awakened inside him, his old self. Orpheus received a strange request asking him to find a missing daughter.