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Satellite-Officer[2] Chester McLaine is a character in Disco Elysium.

Background[]

Chester is a member of Precinct 41 of the Revachol Citizens Militia.

Interactions[]

  • Mack Torson and Chester McLaine joke about Jean and Harry being "heterosexual life partners".[3]
  • According to Judit Minot, Torson and McLaine are the iconic duo who are not fit to run the C-Wing in senior officers' absence.[4]
  • Chester had to go to the lazareth once because he had serious fish poisoning.[5]
  • He faked his own death for a job once.[6]

Behind the Scenes[]

  • According to the Disco Elysium art book, the working title of the game was Torson & McLaine when its concept was simply a one-pager, focusing on a buddy cop duo. This early concept for the game, while abandoned early on, is referenced in Judit's mention of Torson and McLaine being a memorable pair.
  • In the original PnP campaign played by Robert Kurvitz (game master), Argo Tuulik (as Mack Torson) and Martin Luiga (as Chester McLaine), McLaine was "way too stupid to concentrate on the main plot and the politics of the police station" and his weapon of choice was a sword rather than a gun. He and Torson lacked the self awareness that Harry seems to in Disco Elysium about Precinct 41's status as the "bloody murder station" and have no qualms with it, actively abusing their power (and other officers, such as Chad Tillbrook) without remorse, justifying it with satisfactory results. McLaine was too preoccupied with wondering "what the hell is going on with the armour maker or Nix Gottlieb" to worry too much about it, and also "put a lot of stock into being a communist memebot [who] loved the captain uncritically".[7]

References[]

  1. ESPRIT DE CORPS – The bald man squints at a file, then returns it to the cabinet. A new drawer opens with a grinding screech. He turns back to the redhead in the doorway. "What made you think of him now?"

    ESPRIT DE CORPS – "Don't know. He just kinda popped into my mind." "Ahem, excuse me, Chester," says a female officer who threads her way into the file room. "Where is old Ace now?" the bald officer asks.

  2. JULES PIDIEU – "He wants to know who you are."

    CHESTER MCLAINE – "I'm the goddamned Hjelmdallermann! Yeah, tell him I hail from the north!" His laughter is high-pitched and joyous, almost childlike.

    JULES PIDIEU – "This is Satellite-Officer McLaine, sir. Over."

  3. MACK TORSON – "Where's your homo, homey?"

    JEAN VICQUEMARE – "What?"

    CHESTER MCLAINE – "It's not like that. They're what you call *hetero-sexual life partners*. They have a battle-tested relationship. A 'bröderbund', if you will."

  4. JUDIT MINOT – "... get back to it. We left Torson and McLaine to run the C-Wing. It's not good."

    YOU – "Torson and McLaine?"

    JUDIT MINOT – "Mack 'The Torso' Torson and Chester McLaine --" She arches an eyebrow. "They're not fit to run a wing. Believe me. Things are shaky as it is."

    CONCEPTUALIZATION – They *are* damn iconic though -- Torson and McLaine!

    YOU – "An iconic duo I take it?"

    JEAN VICQUEMARE – "Yeah -- not like *us*. Two clinically depressed old men. Where's the contrast here? We're garbage."

  5. NIX GOTTLIEB – "Great. I have an autopsy to attend to. An autopsy of one Chester McLaine, who died of *fish poisoning*."

    CHESTER MCLAINE – "Fucking... I'm not dead, it just hurts, okay?"

  6. MACK TORSON – A bald man turns toward a lean man and pats him on the back. "Come on, Chester, tell the story again."

    CHESTER MCLAINE – "Again? Man, I tell that one at least once a month. It's not that interesting," Chester replies.

    MACK TORSON – "The *fuck* it is," the bald man replies. "And these guys haven't heard it." He motions to the civilian sitting in the back seat. "You see, Chester here," he pokes his finger at the lean man. "Chester *faked his own death* once!"

    CIVILIAN – "Gosh, why?" One civilian looks on, amazed -- the bald man bellows a reply:

    MACK TORSON – "A very fuckin' dangerous case, ain't that right, Chester? They almost got you that time."

    CHESTER MCLAINE – "Yeah, sure came close," Chester mutters in return, then turns to the rapt listener. "Alright, so I was tailing this guy called 'Francis the Shoe'..." The inside of the motor carriage is thick with cigarette smoke. Outside, it starts to rain...

  7. A Policeman In Revachol by Martin Luiga
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