Tessa grew up in an unhealthy household. Her parents, Don and Tina, were alcoholics who constantly fought. If she didn't make herself scarce, they would turn their anger onto her. She only found solace in her pet dog, Maisy.
Her parents were irresponsible and didn't get Maisy fixed, so she ended up pregnant with five puppies. When she gave birth, Tessa's parents wouldn't let Maisie in the house. In a fit of anger and sadness that her one source of comfort was being hurt, she set the house on fire. This caused intense scarring on her hands. She has said that this was "the only way".
This information was never told to anyone, except to Norman Bones, who knows about Mary due to Tessa's admittance. They now have a tentative relationship, with Norman asking probing questions as he tries to figure out what exactly makes the wolf bite.
At one point she did have to dance for money, and it was implied that the person she worked for was killed by Mary as karma.
Her adopted dad is a (formerly) retired cop, Ex-Commissioner Sam Baas.
Tessa is kindness incarnate, and to the best of her ability, she will never break the law. She's gullible, naive, and forgiving to a fault. Her favorite things include animals, caring for the environment, being helpful to anyone in need. She struggles with euphemisms and innuendo flies over her head most of the time. Tessa is, without a doubt, one of the nicest people in the city of Los Santos.
While she follows all laws, especially traffic laws, she is not a snitch, and will not reveal information to the police or others about who hurts or endangers her, unless it may result in her going to jail (or having Mary discovered), such as when Kiki Chanel pretended to be Tessa, and Tessa was forced to admit to the police that Kiki had kidnapped and impersonated her.
Day to Day Edit
Tessa Lamb is a driving instructor for the city of Los Santos. While she works independently, she is certified and provides a service to people looking to get their driver's licenses or reduce "driving points" by successfully passing the test, allowing people to regain their suspended licenses. She also does odd jobs such as working at the Recycling Center and home decoration (she is commonly viewed as one of, if not the best interior decorator in the city). After decorating the Cop Killa Records office, Alabaster Slim offered her a position to be an associate of Cop Killa Records, where she would manage set design and decorate any future office spaces for the company.
Outside of her job, Tessa partakes in many activities, often attending concerts by popular performers Outto-Tune Tyrone and Hubcap Jones. Because she is well-liked in Los Santos, she often has adventures and encounters with all sorts of different characters around the city, from gambling to beach visits to bus tours around the city, though previously she spent a lot of time with her best friend Matt Rhodes, until he stopped showing up to town. She seems to have a slightly lower-than-average kidnap ratio than most other citizens of Los Santos because people end up feeling very bad if they kidnap her.
She suffers from blackouts from time to time, coming to herself in a completely different place than she remembered with no idea how she got there. This is because Tessa is host to an alternate personality, Mary Wolf, a homicidal serial killer who seeks to punish people for their crimes against animals (which in Los Santos is frequently hit and run murder). Mary and Tessa converse sometimes, with Tessa only being allowed to remember what Mary wants her to remember.
- Mr. Chang
- Vinny Pistone - Willing to kill a chicken for Exorcism
- Lang Buddha - Talked about killing birds being meaningless
- Oola Kingston - Talked about an idea for animal sacrifice
- Gunn Seffora Devereaux - Talked about an idea for animal sacrifice
- Tony Corleone - Killed 2 Foxes.
- Ramee El-Rahman - Shot a Wolf
- Randy Bullet - Forcing Melbert Rickenbacker to eat burgers in front of Tessa.
- Gomer Colton - Animal trophies and verbal discussion about them.
- Yung Dab - After hitting a bird on the driving test and hamming it up so that Tessa would go out with him, Mary killed him in a tunnel. He admitted to her that he was The Gnome.
- Rudi Rinsen - After he hit a bird on the road and insinuated that they eat it together during the driving test, Mary wounded Rudi, taking out his eye. He has no memory of the event but is still trying to figure out who took his eye.
Tessa's fiancee. They have had a rocky relationship, with Amara almost cheating on her with Angel, which led to them breaking up before getting back together. Tessa is still very trusting, however, so they got back together soon after. Then Amara took an unexplained vacation for a month, further hurting their relationship. Still, after Amara proposed marriage, Tessa said yes.
Tessa's best friend. She often calls him after bad blackouts, wanting to hear the voice of her friend to calm her down. He rarely picks up. Recently he has come back into the city and was accepted into police training, so he will be around more often.
Tessa's new friend? She met him after she vanished to the void during a role-playing game, where he gave her a lift back to Merlin and Derrick. He joined the game, and they went on an adventure to save Derrick from a Fell Curse. Norman didn't seem to care for it, but he seemed very interested in Tessa. They had a talk on the drive back, where Norman pried into her past, and she implied that she killed her parents. Two days later, they had a chat on the mountain where Rudi's eye was taken out, Norman divulging some of his past, trying to get Tessa to trust him more and reveal more information. On their third drive, Norman and Tessa went down to the lighthouse, where Mary's existence was slowly pried out of Tessa.
Encounters with Norman Edit
3rd encounter: Tessa's POV
4th encounter: Tessa's POV
Tessa's adoptive father. He adopted her after she was orphaned, and they moved to Los Santos together. He was a Commissioner in the LSPD before retiring for a year, and only recently came back into her life. He constantly feels bad for leaving her, and whenever he sees her he will give her a large allowance, despite the fact that she is already very well off.
- Tessa routinely changes clothes and showers because Mr. Chang told her a long time ago that she smelled, making Tessa forever self-conscious.
- She has fear of water, specifically deep, open water.
- She was on the bus tour that Yung Dab hijacked and threatened to blow up, causing her to have a fear of buses and gnomes.
- She has been confirmed to have Dissociative Identity Disorder- although more like the Hollywood version rather than the real disorder.
- "No can doodles"
- "Aww Jeez"
- "Aww Man"