This page lists fixed characters in Papers, Please. In addition to the characters below, the game also has scripted minor encounters and procedurally generated entrants whose attributes change every playthrough. See separate articles on each day for all scripted entrants and their order.
Some of the fixed characters below may have randomized elements; for example, the name of the Antegrian whistleblower is always procedurally generated.
|Antegrian husband and wife||day 5, 8th and 9th entrant||entrant||Antegria|
|Antegrian whistleblower||day 21, 2nd entran||entrant, asylum-seeker||Antegria|
|Calensk||day 9, 1st entrant||non-entrant NPC, guard||Arstotzka|
|Corman Drex||day 8, 9th entrant||entrant||EZIC|
|Compromised Arstotzkan spy||day 9, 4th entrant||entrant, M.O.I. agent||Arstotzka|
|Danic Lorun||day 21, 6th entrant||entrant, tourist||Republia|
|Dari Ludum||day 6, 7th entrant||entrant, citizen||Arstotzka|
|Depressed Kolechian||day 25, 7th entrant||entrant, transient||Kolechia|
|Dimitri||day 10, 1st entrant||non-entrant NPC, M.O.A. supervisor||Arstotzka|
|Elisa Katsenja||Day 26, 3rd entrant||entrant||Kolechia|
|EZIC messengers||day 8, 5th entrant||non-entrant NPC||EZIC|
|Filipe Hasse||day 13, 6th entrant||entrant, citizen||Arstotzka|
|inspector||day 1||player character||Arstotzka, later possibly EZIC or Obristan|