"It's the cross. That's what's affecting him. This will keep you at bay!"
~Wayne Preston discovers Lucius's weakness.
Wayne Preston is a nosy reporter from the Herald. He is a particular interest in the recent deaths at Dante Manor and wants to reveal it to the public, despite Charles Wagner wanting it kept private and being threatened by Detective McGuffin. After Tom's death Preston sneaks into the mansion at night, only to be confronted by Fabius who knocks him out and takes him to the secret chamber where he would be sacrificed.
After Fabius is stabbed with a dagger by Lucius, Preston awakens and frees himself with the dagger. When Lucius tries to attack him with Combustion, Preston realizes that the crosses are weakening him and attempts to use them to kill the boy and escape, only to be burned alive after a quick fight.