|“||The signs were there, for those willing to see them. This has all happened before. Soon we'll all be tested. We'll all have to choose how far we'll go to survive.
Big change is coming. Are you ready to face it?
-Methuselah talking to Will
Methuselah is a character in Episode 1 and Episode 2, who is first encountered inside the Orca Gas Station in Mountain Town. He explains to the player that the world is changing, and that human acts of neglect towards nature are being repaid by the onset of the "Quiet Apocalypse". He also tells Will that people will be forced to go to extreme measures to survive. He is encountered next at a campfire along the pathway leading to Mystery Lake. In Episode 2 after a bear attack Will finds Methuselah in Broken Railroad, who explains more about the changing world and the Aurora's effect on the animals and electrical equipment. He is last seen near the end of Episode 2 outside the Carter Hydro Dam, where Methuselah provides a cryptic hint about accessing the dam's lower levels.
In the original version of Wintermute, Methuselah was voiced by Gord Marriott who also provides the voice for Mathis; as of the Redux version to Episode 1 and 2 he is voiced by Richard Newman.
- Both lenses of Methuselah's glasses have radiant fractures, suggesting they are made of glass, not plastic; it is unknown how they were damaged or when.
- Methuselah is the only NPC to be encountered in more than one location (excluding cutscenes), and the only one to be featured in two different episodes.
- Methuselah is the name of a biblical patriarch , known for being the one who lived the longest out of anyone in the Bible: 969 years. Hence, the name has been associated with longevity and referenced extensively in culture.
- Partially obscured by his winter coat, Methuselah's shirt has an "Omega" symbol on it. This is an Abrahamic reference to God, and also means "the end" as Omega is the last character in the Greek alphabet, implying he might be the last man alive when the world ends.
- He seems almost supernatural in a way moving from place to place with seeming ease and always being at the places where Mackenzie is going. He also knows things he should not be able to know like choices Mackenzie makes even when those choices were made in private spaces such as in a building.