|“||Every physician has patients that he cannot hope to cure, for whom he can only smooth the path to death.||„|
|~ Dr. Fontaine to Courtney Sheldon|
Harlan J. Fontaine is one of the two main antagonists (along with his partner Leland Monroe) of L.A. Noire.
He is a clinical psychologist. Dr. Fontaine is featured several times on the front page story of the Los Angeles Inquisitor.
He was voiced by Peter Blomquist, who also played Micah Bell in Red Dead Redemption II.
What Makes Him Pure Evil?
- He illegally sold Morphine by prescribing it to students and addicts, turning him into a drug dealer.
- He was partially responsible for Lou Buchwalter's death by having him work at Elysian Fields Development to build houses, where he died being crushed by a roof, as he knew the houses were fraudulent and unsafe.
- He had Ira Hogeboom, a person with a severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, burn down several houses of families who were traveling on Catalina Island so that his partner, Leland Monroe, could acquire them. This caused the deaths of the Sawyer and Morelli families as they canceled their trips, making Ira increasingly insane, but Fontaine shows no remorse for this.
- He murdered his apprentice, Courtney Sheldon, injecting him multiple doses of morphine, after he discovered Fontaine's conspiracy.
- He attempted to kill Elsa Lichtmann after she found out he was responsible for Lou's death, which he would have done if Ira hadn't suddenly appeared to finish him off.
- Harlan J. Fontaine is, along with Garrett Mason, one of the two L.A. Noire villains to be Pure Evil.