The stranger is the protagonist of Exposure.
The stranger appears to be a cloaked figure with a red hood. He is dressed in tan attire.
The stranger begins as a neutral wanderer on the SOL faction's side of the desert. He is able to pick up orbs and place them in pedestals, which ultimately affect the metagolem's behaviour. The stranger is able to talk to the individuals of SOL, and only one member of NYX, who hides in the village near the metagolem. Depending on the player's decision, the stranger can help defeat either SOL or NYX, or leave both factions to feud for themselves.