Dolores Harper (1968–2020) was a suspect in the murder investigations of witch Agnes Leek in Hocus Pocus (Case #23 of Supernatural Investigations) and convicted archaeology professor Theresa Rosenthal in The Third Degree (Case #25 of Supernatural Investigations) before being murdered in The Hunted Hunter (Case #28 of Supernatural Investigations).
Dolores was a 52-year old supernatural hunter and the mother of Gwen and Tilly Harper. She had short red hair and green eyes. She sported black mascara, pink lipstick and a short diagonal scar across her right eyebrow.
In her first appearance, she wore a white shirt with a frilled collar underneath a red sweater and an olive green tie. It is known that Dolores owned a black cat, ate clam chowder and had watched The Crucible.
In her second appearance, she wore an white dress shirt with the collar undone under a black blazer with an FBI name tag on the left lapel. It is discovered that she had access to experimental truth serum, ate fiddlehead ferns and rode a bicycle.
At the time of her death, she reverted back to her first case appearance, although she wore a light blue sweater instead of a red one.
Events of Criminal Case
Dolores became a suspect after Gwen and the player found her dagger at the crime scene. Dolores was accompanied by Tilly and explained that she was at the museum to educate Tilly after discovering that she had befriended a Wiccan classmate. After Gwen berated her mother for trying to brainwash Tilly after already brainwashing their brother, Dolores said that she was only educating Tilly on the dangers of the supernatural, using Agnes' murder as an excuse to prove her point.
Mid-investigation, Gwen and the player came across Dolores chasing after young witch Avery Mitchell, attempting to "exterminate" her. Gwen ordered her mother to leave Avery in peace, forcing Dolores to reluctantly back off.
Dolores was spoken to again about Agnes' claim that Dolores was a witch. Initially denying the accusation, Dolores admitted that she was a witch, claiming that she had kept her true identity a secret in order to stop her children from discovering that she was an "abomination". She revealed that she had tried to curb her supernatural desires all her life, becoming a hunter in an attempt to keep her desires at bay. She was relieved to see that Gwen was normal, but Tilly's fascination with Wicca made her fear that she was also a witch. She then revealed that Agnes had discovered her secret and threatened to expose her true identity unless she stopped killing supernatural creatures. She then said that although she was glad that Agnes was dead, saying that it was better for their kind to die out, the murder was not her doing.
Dolores was found to be innocent after the team incarcerated Joseph Hardcastle for Agnes' murder. Later, Dolores informed Gwen and the player that Tilly had disappeared from the museum. They discovered (per Hope) that Tilly was planning to run away. Gwen and the player stopped Tilly at the train station and discovered that she was trying to escape from Dolores' control. She told Gwen that she wanted to live with her instead. Dolores exasperatedly allowed Tilly to live with Gwen, telling her that she would be back knocking at her door in no time.
Dolores became a suspect again after FBI Agent George Mathison and the player found traces of her coffee blend on Theresa's sweater. Gwen and Dolores asked each other what they were doing at FBI HQ, with Dolores hinting that she had snuck in. After Dolores claimed that she did not know the victim, George ordered her to leave, threatening to turn her over to his supervisor.
Dolores was spoken to again about her correspondence with Theresa regarding Rathimael. After Gwen suggested that Dolores was a demon, she told her daughter that she was too emotional for supernatural hunting. She refused to elaborate on the details of her correspondence with Theresa and taunted the team, claiming that her investigation was further ahead of the team's.
Dolores was found to be innocent again after the team arrested Reggie Pratt for Theresa's murder.
Luke and the player found Dolores' body impaled by vines in a Floridian swamp. Ben was unable to determine if Dolores was killed by a human or a supernatural being, but he was able to discover that Dolores had traces of chloroform on her face, suggesting that she had been abducted before her murder. He also found traces of gator fritters on her clothes. As there was no alligator in Dolores' stomach, Ben concluded that the killer ate gator fritters.
Relationship with suspects
Prior to her murder, Dolores had visited Gwen's RV to talk to Tilly, only to be kicked out by Gwen. Regretting her decision, Gwen met up with Dolores at the truck stop to reconcile with her. Vampire Bathsheba had lured Dolores into a trap, hoping to convince her to change her ways. Dolores had a drunken encounter with swamp monster Gregg, believing that he had hidden her weapons. She began attacking him with a mace, only to flee when his snake friends came to his aid. Powerless witch Morgana Blackhawk had befriended Dolores, hoping that she would give her unwanted witch powers to Morgana, but Dolores refused. Dolores had smoked werewolf Sam Ellis out of his hideout, stating that she wanted a werewolf on her team. Sam refused, knowing that she would never team up with a supernatural creature, and instead sent her a threatening message.
Killer and motives
The killer turned out to be Morgana.
Morgana admitted that she had approached a group of demons so she could gain demonic powers. The demons then demanded proof of loyalty, bestowing upon her just enough power to do so. She then chloroformed Dolores and used her given demonic powers to impale Dolores with some swamp vines. With her newly-obtained powers, Morgana knocked the team out and teleported to the Netherworld.
- Dolores is one of the non-main characters to physically appear in two different regions in Supernatural Investigations.
- Dolores is one of the characters to appear as a suspect twice.
- Dolores bears a strong resemblance to American actress Eaddy Mays.
- Blood Lust (Case #1 of Supernatural Investigations; mentioned)
- Hour of the Wolf (Case #4 of Supernatural Investigations; mentioned)
- A One-Wolf Open Slay (Case #11 of Supernatural Investigations; mentioned)
- Hocus Pocus (Case #23 of Supernatural Investigations)
- The Third Degree (Case #25 of Supernatural Investigations)
- To the Lighthouse (Case #27 of Supernatural Investigations; mentioned)
- The Hunted Hunter (Case #28 of Supernatural Investigations)
- To Hell and Back (Case #30 of Supernatural Investigations; mentioned)