Artwork of Kyle Hyde in Hotel Dusk: Room 215 & Last Window: Secret of Cape West
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Red Crown Salesman
Kyle Hyde (カイル・ハイド) is the protagonist of the Kyle Hyde Saga. In the games, he appears as a bitter ex-detective who works as a salesman for the company, Red Crown. Kyle comes across numerous mysteries that turn out to have connections to incidents of his own interest in most cases. Solving them requires the otherwise not as sociable man to investigate the lives of various people.
Kyle Hyde was born in Los Angeles as the son of Chris and Jeanie Hyde. His father, Chris, a safe-cracker was killed when Kyle was nine years old. Afterwards, Jeanie and her son went to New York. In 1968, Kyle became a member of the New York City Police Department. In 1976, Kyle and his partner and friend Brian Bradley were investigating the criminal organization, Nile. When Kyle learned that Bradley was betraying the police department to Nile, he confronted Bradley at the docks and shot him. Right after that, Kyle quit the police force and moved to Los Angeles. There the ex-detective was employed as a salesman by the company Red Crown. However, Kyle was sure that Bradley survived, and so he didn't stop to track down his former partner.
Hotel Dusk: Room 215Edit
During the events of Hotel Dusk: Room 215, which take place on December 28, 1979, the boss of Red Crown, Ed Vincent, orders Kyle to drive to the Hotel Dusk, where he has to receive a package with the instructions. In the hotel, Kyle meets many people that confront him with their own stories, and at the end he finds out the reason behind Bradley's act. It turns out that Bradley's sister Mila was taken hostage by the criminal organization Nile. As they threatened to kill Mila, Bradley followed Nile's instructions. However, they murdered Mila nonetheless.
Super Smash Bros. BrawlEdit
Kyle appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl where he is unlocked by beating All-Star mode with every character. He also appears as an unlockable sticker, along with other Hotel Dusk characters. The description for Kyle's trophy is as follows:
"A former detective working as a salesman for Red Crown, a door-to- door sales company. Kyle also searches for any trace of his long- lost friend and colleague, Bradley. Although cool and suave, Kyle tends to let himself go in the midst of his obsessive behavior. The Red Crown president's secretary, Rachel, often gives him grief about his destructive habits."
Last Window: The Secret of Cape WestEdit
In Last Window: The Secret of Cape West, Kyle gets fired from Red Crown on December 18, 1980. He returns to the Cape West apartment building where he lives. There he finds a mysterious letter that tells him to find the Scarlet Star. During the course of the game, Kyle solves the mysteries behind his father's death. It is currently unknown what happens to Kyle after the events of Last Window: The Secret of Cape West. There is a possibly that there will be a third Kyle Hyde game according to one the people who developed the game but, it is unknown how it will happen in the future. Because of the issue with Cing being bankrupt.
Super Smash Bros. UltimateEdit
Kyle appears as a spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which uses art from Last Window: The Secret of Cape West.
Kyle wears a "Red Crown" jacket, along with a white t-shirt and a black tie. Kyle has brown hair and a beard. Players can be easily fooled that he has blonde hair because in gameplay sections of Hotel Dusk: Room 215, Kyle looks like he has bright hair. They did fix the confusion in the sequel, Last Window: Secret of Cape West. He has brown hair during gameplay sections this time. Also in this game, Kyle has a black suit and he looks thinner.
Kyle is often very sarcastic and impatient when it comes to listening to people's problems. He doesn't really like kids very much. He also has destructive habits.
- He likes Jazz music and during his youth he dreamed of becoming a sax player, before an accident made it impossible.
- He likes his coffee black, with two pieces of sugar.
- He has a soft spot.
- Unlike the other people in Hotel Dusk that Kyle had problems with, Mila is the one he likes the most out of all the them. It makes sense cause she's the silent type for the majority of the game and he doesn't like very talkative people like Martin Summer.
- Kyle and Ashley Robbins (the protagonist of the Another Code series) are both represented in the Super Smash Bros. series in similar ways.
- Both appear as unlockable trophies and stickers in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Both Kyle and Ashley's trophies have unique conditions that must be met, meaning both can only be obtained once. Additionally, both have a handful of stickers from their series, with Ashley having two stickers and Kyle having one.
- Both appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as advanced (two star) spirits, though Kyle is a primary spirit while Ashley is a support spirit. Both also appear as Light Realm spirit battles in the World of Light mode.
- Notably, Kyle and Ashley's spirits both use art from their most recent franchise entries (Another Code: R and Last Window respectively).
- In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Kyle's trophy is animated like it is in Hotel Dusk: Room 215. He is the only trophy in the entire game to have any animation.