Ethan Mars
Voiced By Pascal Landgale
Franchise Heavy Rain
Appears in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Debut Heavy Rain
Rival Abe
"You are the best thing that's ever happened to me in my life. I want you to know that whatever happens, I love you more than anything in the world."
—Ethan to his son, Shaun

Ethan Mars is the main protagonist of Heavy Rain, one of the four lead playable characters in it (the other three being Scott Shelby, Norman Jayden and Madison Paige) and is a playable character in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.[1]



  • Up until 2009, Ethan lived an idyllic and happy life as a successful architect alongside his loving wife Grace Mars and his two sons, Jason and Shaun Mars. However, Ethan's life took the first of two tragic turns when his son Jason was killed. Heavy Rain focuses on Ethan during the kidnapping of his second son, Shaun Mars, showing things that he made for saving his son.


  • Heavy Rain



Ethan has been searching for Shaun for what feels like decades, clue after clue. He thinks he is the Killer, but he dosent know. He hears of someone who might know where Jason is. He goes after him and nothign will stand between him and his son. And if Ethan is the killer, those skills will come in handy.

Rival SuggestionsEdit

  • 1:
    • Name: Abe
    • Reason: Ethan, focused only on saving his son, meets Abe. The two show some respect to each other on how they went through hell to save what they love (Ethan = Shaun and Abe = His people), but until they learn that only one must proceed, the two begin to fight.
    • Connection: Both went through hell to save their loved ones.

  • 2:
    • Name: Pyramid Head
    • Reason: Ethan blackouts in the rival arena while searching for Shaun. He awakes to find Pyramid Head staring at him. Ethan is fearful at first, but stands up for Shaun. Despite his fear, he demands to know where Shaun is from Pyramid Head and takes his gun out, while Pyramid Head just walks to him.
    • Connection: Pyramid Head is the manifestation of someone's guilt. Ethan suffers from guilt since he believes himself responsible for Jason's death and Shaun's disapereance. Pyramind Head recounts deaths and gives people pain, guilt and suffering.


Ethan returns back. He is mad and blames himself for wasting time and not finding Shaun. At that moment he believes himself to be the killer. However, he puts that idea away and either way he needs to find our what happened and where his son is.


Ethan actually can't fight. With that, he has, by far, the most unique playing style in the entire game. A skilled Ethan player knows to use drink all the time and make short, speedy combos. Credit to ObsidianFracture for the ideas: 


Btn square
(Square Moves)

  • The Helicopter - Btn squareBtn square Btn square - Ethan spins Jason up to three times. Works just as Jak's spin attack.
  • Sword Fight - Playstation-Lstick-Left or Playstation-Lstick-Right + Btn square - Ethan lunges a fake sword, capable of stunning the opponent.
  • Strong Dad - Playstation-Lstick-Up + Btn square - Ethan does a single uppercut with small A.O.E just as he was lifting his two sons.
  • Diplomatic Incident - Playstation-Lstick-Down + Btn square - Throws a plate at the opponent and causes temporary stun.
  • Aerial Helicopter - Btn square (Air)
  • Aerial Sword Fight - Playstation-Lstick-Left or Playstation-Lstick-Right + Btn square (Air)
  • Aerial Strong Dad - Playstation-Lstick-Up + Btn square (Air)
  • Aerial Diplomatic Incident - Down Btn square (Air)
Btn triangle
(Triangle Moves)

  • Knife - Btn triangle (Btn triangle Btn triangle) - Ethan slashes a knife foward, that can be chained into two additional hits.
  • Saw - Playstation-Lstick-Left or Playstation-Lstick-Right + Btn triangle (Btn triangle) - Ethan does a lunging slash with a saw that, just like the knife, can be chained, but in only one hit.
  • Drink - Playstation-Lstick-Up + Btn triangle - Makes Ethan temporarily prevented from being stunned and staggered, also reduces AP loss when throwed or hit by items.
  • Hatchet - Playstation-Lstick-Down + Btn triangle (Btn triangle) - Ethan slams the Hatchet into the opponent and can be chained with another hit.
  • Aerial Knife - Btn triangle (Air)
  • Aerial Saw - Playstation-Lstick-Left or Playstation-Lstick-Right + Btn triangle (Air)
  • Drink Toss - Playstation-Lstick-Up + Btn triangle (Air) - Ethan throws the drink away.
  • Drink Toss "Down" - Playstation-Lstick-Down + Btn triangle (Air) - Ethan throws the drink downwards.
Btn circle
(Circle Moves)

  • Object Throw - Btn circle - Ethan throws a projectile at the enemy. It can be either a Chair, a Guitar, a Book or a Clothes Rack.
  • Gun Shot - Playstation-Lstick-Left or Playstation-Lstick-Right + Btn circle - Ethan shoots the opponent. Works the same as Nathan Drake's Magnum, but causes temporary stun instead of a knockback.
  • Eletric Condensers - Playstation-Lstick-Up + Btn circle - Spawns eletric condensers around Ethan, similiar to Nariko's Purgatory. Instead of falling into the ground, opponents are stunned like in the other eletricity-based moves.
  • Glass Floor - Playstation-Lstick-Down + Btn circle - Ethan throws a match; Shards of glass form on the ground below him, functions like Sir Daniel Fortesque's Dragon Potion move.
  • Aerial Object Throw - Btn circle (Air)
  • Aerial Gun Shot - Playstation-Lstick-Left or Playstation-Lstick-Right + Btn circle (Air)
  • Aerial Eletric Condensers - Playstation-Lstick-Up + Btn circle (Air)
  • Glass Fall - Playstation-Lstick-Down + Btn circle (Air) - Ethan falls with shards of glass around him.

  • Fateful Tackle - Playstation-Rstick-Left or Playstation-Rstick-Right - Ethan tackles opponent into the ground, similiar when he tries to save Jason.
  • See Saw - Playstation-Rstick-Up - Ethan launches the opponent with a see saw.
  • I'm a father too... - Playstation-Rstick-Down - Ethan headshots a kneeling opponent
Btn l1Btn r1
(Trigger Moves)

  • Item Pick-up - Btn r1
  • Block - Btn l1
  • Evade - Btn l1 + Playstation-Lstick-Left or Playstation-Lstick-Right
Btn r2
(Super Moves)

  • Merry-go-Round - Btn r2 (Level 1): Ethan pushes his son Shaun on the merry-go-round. Works like Raiden's Level 1.
  • The Bear - Btn r2 (Level 2): A car appears and Ethan rides it, running around everyone.
  • Lexington Station - Btn r2 (Level 3): A brief cutscene shows Ethan hallucinating in Lexington Station. After it, The player controls Ethan while the stage becomes grayscale and a dense crowd fills all platforms. Opponents' movements are slow, and they carry bright red ballons to show where they are. As Ethan wades through the croud they drop to the floor, and contact with enemies shall do the same before killing them.

Quotes From Playstation All-StarsEdit

  • Character Select:
    • "Jason?"
    • "Where is my son?"
    • "Will you help me save my son?"
  • Prematch:
    • "Jason?!"
  • Item Pick-up:
    • "What's this?"
    • "Let's see what this can do."
    • "Nice."
    • "I'll take it."
  • Using Merry-go-Round:
  • Using The Bear:
    • "I can do this! COME ON!"
  • Using Lexington Station:
    • "Dad! Dad! Dad, where are you?" (Jason)
    • "Jason?"
  • Successful KO:
    • "I've passed your trial, now give me my son!"
    • "Phew."
    • "I can do this. Stay calm..."
    • "Shaun!"
    • "Where is my son?!"
    • "You should have told me where my son was..."
    • "Did I just... murdered someone?"
    • "I'm sorry... but I have no choice..."
  • Respawn:
    • "I'm not giving up, not yet."
    • "Come on! Are you kidding me?"
    • "Where am I?"
    • "What would Shaun say..."
    • "God damn."
    • "You won't stop me!"


  • Surrender, Weakling: Ethan gets his sword and says: "Surrender weaklings, say your prayers!"
  • Are You There, Son?: Ethan screams for Jason.
  • Phew: Ethan puns his head.

Intros and OutrosEdit


  • In Doubt: Ethan stands still completating various thoughts above their head.
  • Carnaby Corner: Ethan is on kneees in despair when he discovers the Origami Bird in his hand.
  • The Heavy Rain Begins: Ethan screams for Jason as a red baloon floats through him in the background.
  • I Can Try, Right?: Ethan gets into a fighting stance.

Winning ScreenEdit

  • Made It: Celebrates.
  • Great Escape: Escapes from the cops.
  • Where Is Shaun?: Screams for Shaun while exiting the stage.
  • Origami Smash: Ethan crushes the Origami Bird.

Losing ScreenEdit

  • He kneels down, defeated, while saying: "Shaun, forgive me..."
  • Surrenders to a cop.
  • Gets down on the ground.
  • Gets shocked by eletric condensers.

Results ScreenEdit

Win: Ethan stands in front of the screen, with the Origami Bird in his hand.

Lose: Ethan is seen lying on the floor, while the camera zooms on his face.

Idle AnimationEdit

Ethan sees his watch, seeing how much time he has left after drinking a poison. He then gets back into fighting stance.


Desperate FatherEdit

The default appearance of Ethan. Brown Jacket, jeans and black shoes

  • Blue Jacket, White Skin and Black hair
  • Brown Jacket, White Hair and Black Jeans
  • Black-White Jacket, Black Hair and Black Jeans.

Mall EthanEdit

Unlocked at Level 10, him as he appears in The Mall.

  • Default: blue shirt, blue jeans and black boots
  • Red shirt, dark blue jeans and black boots
  • Blue shirt, Red jeans and black boots
  • Black Shirt, blue jeans and black boots.

Home Ethan Edit

Ethan as he appears in his home, playing with his sons. This is part of the Pre-Order costumes.


Madison Paige

  • She can be unlocked by reaching Rank 8 With Ethan Mars.

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