- "Great! My first real investigation!"
Josh Carter is a character in ObsCure. He is a journalist in Leafmore High, he is a protagonist in ObsCure and is the third one introduced out of the four first. Depending if the player has control of Josh will depend on which cutscenes he will participatein.
Josh is introduced in the gym, recording Kenny Matthews, Stan Jones and several other players for the school news paper. When the players leave (aside from Kenny) Josh offers to take Shannon home, which she declines.
The next day, Shannon and Ashley Thompson tell Josh that Kenny had disappeared. Josh comes up with the idea of exploring the school after-hours to search for him. He begins the investigation, while fights hor his life.
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It's unknown what exactly happen to the survivor after the Leafmore incident, but he and Ashley went to Leafmore school and they (Or just Ashley) got caught by Jedidiah.
It is revealed in the in the leaked plotline for Obscure D, that he was captured by Jedidiah. However, as this game was restarted as Final Exam and is fully unrelated, this info is being considered non-canon.
- He bears a likeness to Henry Townshend of Silent Hill 4: The Room as he looks like him, and has the same likes. However, Josh has a more social and louder personality than the quiet and emotionally detached Silent Hill protagonist.
- It was confirmed in leaked Obscure D material that he was killed along with Ashley. Although this info is considered non canon due to the game being fully reworked into a completely unrelated game.
- It is revealed in Obscure D information that Josh and Ashley actually become involved. This would later contridict certain plot details of Obscure I and II, as Ashley is dating kenny. However, they may of broke up before Obscure II, and Kenny is later depressed at there break up, then later thrown over the edge after her death, which is why he allows himself to transform in Obscure II.
- There is small evidence through out ObsCure that Josh may have a crush on Shannon. This remain unconfirmed, although they do "Embrace" at the end of the original game. He has a crush, is obvious.
- The voice actor for Josh, and Voice Actress for Ashley both have lent their voice roles to a rival series, Resident Evil. Ashleys actress voiced The Red Queen in Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles, and Josh`s actor voiced Steve Burnside In Resident Evil Darkside Chronicles. Additionally, Josh`s voice actor Sam Riegal`s younger sister, Eden Riegal, voiced Sherry Birkin in Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and Resident Evil 6.
- There is an ironic similarity between Josh Carter and a character from Resident Evil. Josh bears a striking resemblance to Steve Burnside in Resident Evil Darkside Chronicles. Ironicly, both characters were voiced by Sam Riegal.