|Full name||Gerald Riverton|
|Profession(s)||Opera singer (formerly)|
|Appears in||Criminal Case|
|First appeared||Case #50: Snakes on the Stage (s1)|
Gerald is a 54-year-old man with short messy gray hair with white strips. He wears a half-mask on the right side of his face. He also wears a brown suit with a brown shirt underneath it. It is known that he is an employee at the Opera, handles snakes and takes sleeping pills.
Events of Criminal Case
Jones and the player first investigated Gerald as "Opera Phantom" when they found a brick that Gerald threw on them at the Opera entrance. Jones warned the Opera Phantom that attacking the police with bricks was considered a criminal offense, but he was more concerned about the threats Gerald wrote to Roland, but Gerald told the team that "a medusa" killed Roland, and given those details, the team had to chit-chat with Harper Stone regarding Gerald.
Once the team managed to examine a Phantom photo revealing that his real name was Gerald Riverton, he was interrogated a second time in the interrogation room regarding about his Phantom masquerade, which made him a prime suspect in the murder case. Gerald told the team that Roland fired him because Roland stated that he needed a new talent for the Opera, namely for the play "Madama Serpent". Gerald said that he could handle snakes, but nothing seemed to impress Roland.
While Gerald did not appear in Additional Investigation, he was implicated during the events of Beatrice Vane's check-up. The team suggested Beatrice to press charges against Gerald for the theft of her harpsichord, but Beatrice felt that Gerald was harmless and she did not want to fry old fishes any further than needed.
- His name may be a reference to a French novel written by Gaston Leroux called "The Phantom of the Opera".