- "Penelope" redirects here. For the university student, see Penelope Rivera. For the Greek protester, see Penelope the Rebel.
|“||I was so terribly excited when you sent me the diary of a real queen!||„|
19 years old as of 2029, Penelope has brown eyes, freckles and brown hair dyed pink at the tips. She wears a black and yellow suit over a white button-up shirt with a blue collar, as well as a black bowtie with a golden triangle insignia in the center. She also wears a yellow headband and sports red nail polish.
According to Orlando, Penelope is shy, being more comfortable with books than with people. She has impressive skills with language and words, easily doing translation tasks even of ancient languages. She also enjoys writing poems.
In her quasi-suspect appearance in Pride Comes Before the Fall, she wears a red top with gold linings and a green leaves and white flowers pattern at the sleeves over a white undershirt going up to her neck. She also wears a matching red beret with a white feather.
In her quasi-suspect appearance in The Wrath of Khan, she wears a beige parka lined with its hoodie lined with white fur, as well as a white fur scarf and a light blue bow.
Events of Criminal Case
The player first met Penelope in Ancient Egypt, 47 BCE, during Julius Caesar's murder investigation. Orlando confessed Penelope was more comfortable with books than people, but declared she was the only youngling who had impressed him. Penelope then revealed her findings per the stone tablet she was sent.
After arresting Triboulet's killer, Orlando informed Zara and the player that Penelope had gone missing. Pointing them in the direction of the musketeer barracks, Zara and the player found Penelope's bow. Orlando identified silverware polish on the bow, prompting the team to interrogate maid Gilia La Bonne, who informed the team that she had seen Penelope with musketeer Alexandre Devereaux in the banquet hall. After they found Penelope's goodbye letter to the team, revealing that she had run away with Devereaux, Zara and the player asked King Francis I if he knew where Penelope and Devereaux had gone. He revealed that he had sent Devereaux to the Ottoman Empire to speak with the Sultan, prompting the team to head to the Empire to get Penelope back.
After arresting Vizier Ibrahim's killer, Penelope came to the team to ask them to clear Devereaux's name as the Sultan had accused him of stealing his Halime stone. After Jack and the player returned the jewel to the Sultan, they attempted to convince Penelope to come back to the team. They informed her of the risks of her staying in the past and gave her time to come to a decision on her own.
Later, Penelope informed the team that she had decided to rejoin the team and asked for the player's help in saying goodbye to Devereaux. She told him that her father was taking her away to the Americas. After Devereaux suggested that he came with her, she reminded him that his duty was to protect the King of France. The two agreed that they would never forget each other and embraced one last time. The two then parted ways.
After arresting Tabu Kebu's killer, Penelope informed Amy and the player that Orlando had left the headquarters in a sad mood after seeing his late husband alive. She informed them that Orlando had wanted to go to Central Park to clear his head, but he had been gone for ages. Since the team was wanted by the Ptolemys, she was worried that Orlando could be in danger, so Amy and the player sought to head to Central Park to look for Orlando.
While chasing Ptolemy loyalist and time machine saboteur Ammon Bast through Medieval Asia, the team eventually had to leave Mongolia (where Ammon was) for China. Amy then tasked Penelope and Kai to stay behind and follow Ogedei Khan's army in order to get to Ammon and keep an eye on him, with Penelope chosen due to her fluency in Chinese and Mongolian.
During the murder investigation of Santiago Sanchez, the team learned that Penelope had figured out the reason for Theo's fading, which was because Theo's ancestor, Princess Torgoljin, was dating the "wrong" man, Santiago.
After arresting Santiago's killer, Penelope figured out that although Santiago had been death, Theo's arm did not reappear because Torgoljin had not found the "right" man, his ancestor, Chinese soldier Kong Wan Chun, and if they could arrange their dating, they could restore Theo's ancestry and regain Theo's arm. After Marina tracked Wan Chun to the Great Wall, they convinced Torgoljin to climb the Wall. There, when they met each other, they instantly fell in love. After repairing one of Wan Chun's kites, they left the couple together, hence restoring Theo's ancestry and regaining Theo's arm.
As the Assistant Historian of the T.I.M.E.'s Temporal Crimes Division, Penelope has the responsibility of taking care of all the necessary historical, cultural, or linguistic analyses when assigned to do so by Orlando, and to inform the team of such results after a certain amount of time or a speed-up process using Criminal Case Cash. Her task-wait rates vary depending on the difficulty of the task, but they all cost 1 Criminal Case Cash per 30 minutes.
Below is the list of analyses Penelope performs throughout the course of the game:
Case #1: Death as Old as Time
- Stone Tablet (12:00:00)
- Hieroglyphs (09:00:00)
Case #2: Stranded in Gaul
- Latin Writing (12:00:00)
Case #3: When in Rome
- Latin Text (12:00:00)
Case #4: A Greek Tragedy
- Papyrus Text (12:00:00)
- Goatskin Message (09:00:00)
- Message (06:00:00)
Case #5: Egypt Is Burning
- Parchment (09:00:00)
Case #10: Crime and Punishment
- Morse Code Message (12:00:00)
- Code Machine (06:00:00)
Case #11: A Tudor Murder
- Queen's Prayer Book (09:00:00)
Case #12: Hell to Pay
- Spanish Writing (09:00:00)
Case #17: Rebel Without a Pulse
- Unlocked Camera (09:00:00)
Case #19: Fake News
- Hieroglyphic Note (03:00:00)
Case #22: A Pirate's Death for Me
- Blank Map (06:00:00)
Case #23: Shipwrecked!
- Writing on Front Page (12:00:00)
Case #25: Going Once, Going Twice, Dead!
- Poem (03:00:00)
Case #26: A Mongolian Tale
- Inscriptions (03:00:00)
- Notes on Parchment (09:00:00)
Case #27: Fountain of Death
- Scroll Message (03:00:00)
- Mysterious Document (12:00:00)
Case #31: Time's Up
- Plate Message (12:00:00)
The player may choose Penelope to join the investigation of each crime scene (in any case in Travel in Time) and provide hint bonuses. She is available as a 2-hint partner. (This feature is only available in the mobile variant of Criminal Case.)
- Penelope is one of the characters to appear as a quasi-suspect thrice.
- Penelope is one of the characters who animate (or move) during at least one cutscene in the game.
- Death as Old as Time (Case #1 of Travel in Time)
- Stranded in Gaul (Case #2 of Travel in Time)
- When in Rome (Case #3 of Travel in Time)
- A Greek Tragedy (Case #4 of Travel in Time)
- Egypt Is Burning (Case #5 of Travel in Time)
- Houston, We Have a Problem (Case #8 of Travel in Time)
- Crime and Punishment (Case #10 of Travel in Time)
- A Tudor Murder (Case #11 of Travel in Time)
- Hell to Pay (Case #12 of Travel in Time)
- Murder Is No Joke (Case #13 of Travel in Time)
- Pride Comes Before the Fall (Case #14 of Travel in Time)
- Till Death Do Us Part (Case #15 of Travel in Time)
- Back to the Future (Case #16 of Travel in Time)
- Rebel Without a Pulse (Case #17 of Travel in Time)
- Fake News (Case #19 of Travel in Time)
- Fool's Gold (Case #20 of Travel in Time)
- A Pirate's Death for Me (Case #22 of Travel in Time)
- Shipwrecked! (Case #23 of Travel in Time)
- Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered (Case #24 of Travel in Time)
- Going Once, Going Twice, Dead! (Case #25 of Travel in Time)
- A Mongolian Tale (Case #26 of Travel in Time)
- Fountain of Death (Case #27 of Travel in Time)
- For Whom the Bell Tolls (Case #28 of Travel in Time; video appearance)
- A Slice of Death (Case #29 of Travel in Time; video appearance)
- The Wrath of Khan (Case #30 of Travel in Time)
- Time's Up (Case #31 of Travel in Time)