"Hey kids. Looks like you're out camping. Seems dangerous to be out here all alone... But maybe you're the ones who need to be watched."

— Hank to Sean and Daniel Diaz in "Roads".

Hank Stamper is the owner of a gas station called "Bear Station" near Mount Rainier, Washington and an antagonist in the first episode of Life is Strange 2. He is the husband of Doris Stamper.

Personality Edit

Hank is an American patriot, with nationalistic political views. He has a "Model Citizen & Businessman Award" from 2014 in his office, for being a pillar of his community, and for helping all who come through his gas station for over 10 years. He has an interest in classic cars, but he's mainly known for his hobby of endlessly carving bears out of logs in his free time.

When dealing with the Diaz brothers, he seemed initially calm but was quick to anger. He can be cruel, and is not above physical violence, unlawful restraint, and using racial slurs at children. He's also known to have been short-tempered with Brody Holloway, but letting him off after Brody bought a lot of things from his store.

Appearance Edit

Hank is a somewhat portly older man, with a pale and wrinkled complexion, graying beard and moustache, and short gray hair with a receding hairline. He wears a gray quarter-zip jacket over a red shirt, light blue jeans, and dark gray running shoes. He wears a belt carrying a green phone case, a gray radio holster, and a key ring.

Episode One - "Roads" Edit

A younger Hank can first be seen in a picture hanging on the wall of a gas station near Mount Rainier, posing with a famous director.

Hank first appears properly pulling into the gas station while Sean Diaz and his younger brother Daniel Diaz are eating. He later approaches the boys, asking them what they are up to and where they are heading. After a small passive conversation, Hank accuses Sean of stealing things from the market (regardless of whether the player actually shoplifted or not). Sean is then given the decision to either fight, discuss or run from Hank. Regardless of the choice, Hank will knock out Sean and hit Daniel, but Daniel will manage to escape.

After securing Sean in his office and calling the police to report him, he confronts the teenager. If Sean accuses Hank of kidnapping him, Hank will kick Sean in the face. Otherwise he'll threaten to call ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) on Sean, and remarks that people like Sean are why America should build the Wall. Hank leaves the room but returns to the shop later to find Daniel inside. When Hank and Daniel argue, the latter unintentionally summons a supernatural power and knocks out Hank. If Sean tries to steal the camping supplies, Hank will grab his leg and tell him that he is going to prison forever. Sean then has the option to attempt to run or beat him up. If Hank is beaten up, he will stay down and cover his face from injuries. Regardless of the choice, Sean and Daniel run away into the woods.

Symbolism Edit

Bear Motif Edit

Throughout the brothers' journey through Mount Rainier National Park, they are constantly warned of the presence of dangerous bears in the area. They encounter many signs warning campers of bears and can find bear scratches on stumps near their eventual campsite. Rather than a literal bear, the brothers are attacked by the owner of Bear Station, who created the many wooden bear carvings that line the shelves and decorate the gas station.

Relationships Edit

Family Edit

  • Doris Stamper - Having been in a relationship since at least 1982, Hank and Doris are a married couple that runs Bear Station together.

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Trivia Edit

  • According to Doris, Hank built Bear Station around thirty years ago.
  • On a shelf in Bear Station's back office, a wooden bear engraved with a heart and the words "HANK DORIS | STAMPER | 8-22-1982" can be found, indicating that they have been together for at least 34 years.
  • Hank enjoys carving wooden bears (evidenced by the sheer amount of them in and around Bear Station), to the point where Doris mentions to Daniel that he won't stop making them "no matter how much [she] beg[s]".
  • His quote “You're the reason we need to build that wall” references the Mexican border wall that President Donald Trump wants built between the two countries.
    • Hank’s threat of calling ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) on Sean is also a reference to the illegal immigration crackdown when Trump took office.

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