Jermaine Waaka was the killer of fantasy film director Jackson Peters in Speak, Friend, and Die (Case #34 of World Edition).


Jermaine is a 25-year-old rugby player. He has black hair which has been put into dreadlocks and a Tā moko, a Māori face tattoo. He dons a black rugby uniform with the words 'ROCKET COW' and its logo on it, and has a koru pendant. It is known that Jermaine eats pavlova, is allergic to seafood and does spelunking.

Height 6'0"
Age 25
Weight 235 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood AB+

Events of Criminal Case

Jermaine became a suspect after the player and Carmen found his skin cells on an orc mask at the rugby bar. He was somewhat shocked to hear of Jackson's murder, then assumed the film was over as a result. He explained that his manager wanted him to transition to film, since he could not play rugby forever. Although it was a thrill for him to work with Jackson, he felt he could be a royal pain at times.

Jermaine was interrogated again about a message from the victim saying he could not get out that easy. He explained the victim was angry because he wanted to leave the film. This was because Jermaine got a sponsorship that would give him more money than working on the film. Not only that, but Jermaine felt it would give him more time for his off fun-season hobbies and raise awareness for food allergies.

At the end of the investigation, it was revealed that Jermaine was behind Jackson's murder. After denying involvement, Jermaine admitted he killed Jackson. Jackson had filmed him taking steroids and used the footage to blackmail him into staying in his movie. Afraid of losing his career as a sportsman if the footage was leaked, Jermaine bashed Jackson’s head with a maripi. Judge Adaku sentenced him to 25 years in jail.


  • Jermaine is one of the characters who animate (or move) during at least one cutscene in the game.
  • Jermaine's shirt contains the logo of the company Rocket Cow, a parody of Red Bull which debuted in Dead Girl Rolling (Case #4 of Pacific Bay).
  • Jermaine resembles Ma'a Nonu, a professional rugby player. However, Ma'a Nonu does not have a Tā moko.

Case appearances



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