Stan Gotts
Official Famitsu Guide - Stan Gotts
Artwork of Gotts
42 (born 1954)
Determined by player (Jennifer's Scenario)
Alive (Helen's Scenario)
Hair color
Light brown
Eye color
Clock Tower
Voice actor
Peter Stone (Game)
Shoji Sato (Drama CD)
It sounds crazy, but it looks like they were killed with a giant pair of scissors.
—Gotts to Helen Maxwell

Stan Gotts is a playable character in Clock Tower. He is old friends with Helen Maxwell.

He is the detective tasked with the Scissorman case. While firmly against the idea of the supernatural, he finds himself starting to believe, especially once the group reaches the Barrows Castle.

Clock Tower

Helen's scenario

Gotts is playable in Helen's second scenario if the player chooses "yes" when prompted. He visits Rick at his house, but Rick is killed by his dog Victor. Gotts locates the Demon Idol on a coffee table in the lounge on the second floor and escapes.

In Helen's A Ending, he saves her life by shooting Scissorman off of Helen.

In Helen's C Ending, in which Helen dies, Gotts is seen visiting her grave.

Jennifer's scenario

In Jennifer Simpson's scenario, based on Jennifer's actions in the third scenario, he may be found dead. If Scissorman chases Jennifer into the torture chamber in the chapel, Gotts will be found hanging upside-down in the grinder.(4:00) If not, Jennifer is simply relieved he is alive and she lets him rest, although he still points out he is "Assistant Inspector", not "Inspector".[1]


  • According to the Japanese novelization, Gotts was responsible for the Clock Tower case because the police chief was hospitalized at that time.
    • He also carries a Smith & Wesson .38 revolver.
  • A running gag in the game involves Jennifer repeatedly referring to Gotts as "Inspector", with him frustratingly replying: "It's Assistant Inspector".
  • Gotts refers to Helen as "Teach".
  • Gotts' alternate costume is a dark outfit with white Japanese symbols on the back. The combination of characters used, 寿丹御津津, has no intrinsic meaning, but when the individual characters are sounded out in Japanese, they produce "sutan gottsu," an approximation of the Japanese rendition of Gotts' name.