Characters is a catch-all term to refer to the multiple different individuals the player can meet throughout
Death Road to Canada. The Player will begin the game with up to two randomly generated characters if they do not choose to load custom ones.
The Player will encounter numerous characters throughout the course of the game which they can potentially add to their party. Depending on Game Mode these will be varying combinations of rare, custom, and randomly generated.
NPCs (Non-Playable Characters) can also be encountered throughout the game in the form of randomly generated survivors that stand around in Trader Camps. These characters will only say a single (occasionally helpful) sentence when interacted with.