Laura Victoriano (2024)

"Hmph. I didn't hear anything."
―A villager setting the barn on fire, purposefully ignoring the sounds inside

Laura Victoriano is a minor character and an antagonist who appears in The Evil Within. She was the daughter of Ernesto Victoriano and Beatriz Victoriano and the older sister of Ruben Victoriano who was grievously injured in a barn fire and subsequently died prior to the events of the game.


  • 1 Appearance
  • 2 Personality
  • 3 Background
    • 3.1 The Barn Fire
    • 3.2 Aftermath
  • 4 Manifestation within STEM
  • 5 The Assignment
  • 6 Relationships
    • 6.1 Ruben Victoriano
    • 6.2 Beatriz Victoriano
    • 6.3 Ernesto Victoriano
  • 7 Trivia
  • 8 Gallery
    • 8.1 Concept Art
    • 8.2 Screenshot
    • 8.3 Other


Laura was a beautiful young woman with waist-length black hair that hung on either side and sliver-blue eyes.

She wore a red and white dress with white shoes.


Laura was a kind girl who cared for and loved Ruben Victoriano.


As a child, Laura was very close to her little brother Ruben Victoriano and the two often played together. Although it is rarely mentioned in the storyline, she is mentioned by Ruvik who, for example, comments that her favorite piece of clothing was a red dress.

In the model viewer, it is stated she was the only person who understood her brother.

The Barn Fire

After the siblings' wealthy parents bought a new land and farm, Ruben Victoriano and Laura were playing in a barn in the newly bought land. Two of the land's previous occupants are shown approaching the barn discussing how they need to show the Victorianos who really owns the land. The two drench the outside of the barn with gasoline. Though one of them notes hearing children inside, the other callously ignores it, and they all throw their torches to light the barn on fire.

Panicking, the siblings find a small window in the top part of the barn. Laura helps her brother up the window, both of them burning at this time. Ruvik falls out the window in flames, escaping the fire despite being heavily disfigured by the burns. However, Laura is unable to escape and she is left to die inside the barn, screaming as she burns alive.

She is then seen to fall backwards off the top floor down into the middle of the barn. She seems to have passed out and become unconscious. Since the fire never reached the middle of the barn, she wasn't burnt any more than she already was.


One of the Krimson Post's articles located within the game says that Laura did not die from the barn fire, but she was badly wounded and left in a vegetative state. However, she eventually passed away.

Being told by their father that Laura did not survive the accident further worsened Ruben Victoriano's mental state. As described in notes left in the Victoriano mansion, it is suggested that in the following years after her death, Ruvik had seen visions of her.

In the events of the game, a distorted version of her can be encountered born from Ruvik's memories of her and his vengeance.

Marcelo Jimenez notes that Ruvik's motivation for the creation of STEM was inspired by his love for Laura. Ruvik also said that he wanted her to see the real him and not his burnt body. It seems that if Mobius hadn't gotten involved and eventually took over, Ruvik would've wanted to use his memories of her within STEM, to bring her out and be with her. That, or he would visit and/or stay within STEM to be with her. Whether it be actually bringing her into existence without problems, or finding a host to bring her back in, similarly to how he needed to leave through Leslie Withers' body.

Manifestation within STEM

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Main article: Laura (Creature)

Inside the world of Ruvik's mind, there is a creature that bears resemblance to a warped version of Laura, having very similar long black hair. Her body is twisted and warped with four arms, each with razor-sharp claws. The creature pursues Sebastian Castellanos at various points throughout the game. The creature is weak against fire, and screams in agony when burned, similarly to when Laura was trapped in the burning barn.

The creature was born from Ruvik's memory of his sister, and his desire for vengeance.

The Assignment

There's an Easter Egg of Laura in the first DLC. Before you head into the area where you have to head into Biometrics. There are two doors that are broken and continue to open and shut. If you shine your flashlight in there, you'll see Laura standing there, in the long dark hall way. She'll laugh very creepily while standing there in one place and just stare at the ground with her head facing downwards. And if you wait long enough, she teleport closer and closer to the door until she's eventually right there behind the door with her head up, staring right at Juli Kidman.

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Ruben Victoriano

Laura was Ruvik's older sister and the only person who understood him. They clearly had a very close relationship and cared for each other. After the fire and Ruvik was told she was dead, he became depressed and finally snapped. He even went as far as to killing his parents, blaming them for everything that happened to him. It is unknown on how she felt after the fire during the Vegetative state, but it can be assumed she wished to be with him again.

Beatriz Victoriano

Their relationship was never put into detail but we can infer that they were on good terms. Beatriz passed on a lot of traits to her daughter, such as her long black hair and kindness.

Ernesto Victoriano

Although they were never seen interacting, we can assume they had a neutral relationship, unlike Ruvik. Ernesto knew of his children's closeness, which caused strains in his relationship with Ruvik. It may also be implied that she may have been a safe border between her brother and father.



Concept Art


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A Newspaper confirming that Laura has survived from the fire

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Laura and Juli Kidman in a Easter Egg

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The original Merchant who looks just like Laura

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Laura's model viewer

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Characters and Creatures of The Evil Within
GameplayChaptersCharacters & CreaturesWeapons & Equipment
  • Characters

  • Creatures


Sebastian CastellanosJuli KidmanPedro Martin


Joseph OdaLeslie Withers?Tatiana Gutierrez?Black Cat?Marcelo JimenezOscar Connelly

Victoriano Family

Ruben Victoriano?Laura VictorianoErnesto VictorianoBeatriz Victoriano


The AdministratorMyra Castellanos

Minor Characters

Marta MartinLily Castellanos?Juanita FloresValerio JimenezVictoriano Mystery Man

Missing Persons

Arnold Brown?Fernando Carbrera?Chris Taylor?Patrick Higgins?Salvador Graciano?Ivan Diaz

Legend: Alive, Ambiguous fate?, Deceased

Character status at the end of The Evil Within, future plotline deaths notwithstanding.


The Haunted (CadaverDoppelganger)AlterEgoThe Babies


ShigyoTraumaNeunZehnHeresyJuli Doppelgangers


The Keeper?Laura?Sentinel?sad*stThe Dark KeeperQuellAmalgam AlphaShade


Legend: Active, Determinant fate?, Deceased

Creature status at the end of The Evil Within.

Laura Victoriano (2024)


Was Ruvik in love with Laura? ›

Marcelo Jimenez notes that Ruvik's motivation for the creation of STEM was inspired by his love for Laura. Ruvik also said that he wanted her to see the real him and not his burnt body.

How to beat Laura in Evil Within? ›

The Shotgun, Magnum and especially the Rocket Launcher are recommended if the player definitely wants to fight Laura, as the first two deal heavy damage to her while causing her to stagger, while the last can kill her very quickly provided that she is stunned so that the rockets can all score direct hits.

Why did Ruvik want Leslie? ›

Escape. In his mental scape, Ruvik contemplated and searched for a means to escape his imprisonment, eventually finding that the Beacon Mental Hospital patient, and Doctor Jimenez's own patient, Leslie Withers, would somehow be the means to return to the physical world.

Who is ruviks sister? ›

Laura Victoriano is a character from the survival-horror video game The Evil Within. She was the elder sister of the game's main antagonist Ruben Victoriano, better known as Ruvik. When she was 17, she died in a tragic fire and Ruvik's already precarious mental state was severely damaged as a result.

Is Ruvik the bad guy? ›

Ruben ''Ruvik'' Victoriano is the main antagonist of the 2014 horror video game The Evil Within, and a major antagonist of its DLC: The Assignment and The Consequence.

What is Laura's weakness in The Evil Within? ›

Either way you fight her, her weakness is fire. Also, Laura only had two attacks, but they're super powerful. If she claws at you, she'll drain immense amounts of health. If she grabs you, it's game over.

What happens if Laura gets shot? ›

If she chooses Run, she will attempt to flee the room. Jed will aim his gun at her and a QTE appears to dodge his shot. If it's completed, Laura will dodge the shot and continue running. If it's failed, Laura will be shot and falls to the floor, apparently dead.

Is there a way to save Laura? ›

As the chapter continues, the final QTE that must be made is the Shoot Monster option, ridding Laura of her curse. Chapter 10: In Chapter 10, Laura's life can be saved by failing the third QTE, and this decision will see Travis, one of the characters from earlier, die in The Quarry as well.

Can you save the woman in The Evil Within? ›

You can save her, but she dies anyway, or is maybe just a ghost. Game has some weird happenings that can't be fully explained. As mentioned all you get is a bit of green gel if you do "save" her.

What happened to Leslie Withers? ›

Leslie's psychological self presumably ceases to exist in the real world after this point. Leslie is last seen by Sebastian outside of STEM, walking away upright instead of his normally hunched gait.

Did Ruvik create a stem? ›

History. Ruvik created STEM with the intention of using it to create a reality of his own design so that he could be with his sister Laura Victoriano. Dr. Marcelo Jimenez, being a long time friend of Ruvik, decided to help Ruvik out and provide him with materials and patients.

How did Ruvik get his powers? ›

After spending some years inside the system, Ruvik developed godlike powers, he is capable of teleportation, superhuman speed, invulnerability, and several others. Weaknesses: Ruvik has a great fear of fire because his sister died and his body was disfigured by a fire.

What happened to Joseph the Evil Within? ›

In "The Consequence," Joseph's heartbeat can be heard while approaching his body in the STEM system; Connelly and Jimenez's heartbeats, in contrast, cannot be heard. John Johanas has confirmed that this does mean Joseph survived being shot by Kidman, and thus Joseph is alive at the time of the final boss battle.

How old is Stefano Valentini? ›

NameStefano Valentini
PoBFlorence, Italy
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Who voices Ruvik in the evil within? ›

The Evil Within (Video Game 2014) - Jackie Earle Haley as Ruvik - IMDb.

How old is Ruvik The Evil Within? ›

Main antagonist in the game. And wiki states that he's 37.

Who is Sebastian's wife in Evil Within 2? ›

Detective Myra Hanson was the former partner and estranged wife of Sebastian Castellanos, her superior officer whom she met at work. Despite Myra's stern professionalism, she and Sebastian quickly bonded and the duo worked together as an effective team.

How old is Leslie The Evil Within? ›

Trivia. Leslie was originally supposed to be 15 before the design team tacked on 10 more years. Due to some lapse in communication among the concept artists, his character designer visualised his looks based on this supposed age instead of how he was intended to be.

Who is the father of Ruvik? ›

Ernesto Victoriano is a minor character in The Evil Within. He was the father of Ruvik and Laura, and the husband of Beatriz Victoriano.

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