- "There's nothing... nothing I can do."
- —Norah, discussing her fate
Norah Gray was born on September 29, 1966.
At some point of her life, Norah married a man named Jonathan Nichols, and later, she became pregnant with twins, a boy and a girl.
She is a gifted human who once worked with the DPA, After Jodie's birth, the medical team realized Norah's other child had strangled on his umbilical cord. The only birth recorded was his, recorded as a stillborn. Jodie was taken by the DPA, and raised by Susan and Philip Holmes, until her bond with Aiden, Aiden's actions, and the entities drawn to Jodie from the Infraworld resulted in her parents contacting the DPA.
Norah was committed to a DPA psychiatric hospital for twenty-four years, and the doctor increased the dose by injecting it with cocktail of drugs to "make sure she never regains consciousness". When Jodie finally finds her as an adult, she is unable to respond or interact directly with Jodie. Norah looks alive, sitting with a blank expression on her face, but is actually in a coma of a sort. Aiden manages to form a link between the women so they can speak briefly. Norah reveals she was poisoned and rendered comatose by the drugs administered at the hospital and it's too late for her, she is locked in her body and is forced to stay alive. She states that all she can do is to "wait for it all to end", implying that she can still die of old age.
After the vision ends, and before Jodie leaves, it's possible to use Aiden to end Norah's suffering; she will die with a smile on her face.
- Norah is the only member of Jodie's biological family to have their living status determinant by the player.
- In order to be able to view her ending, she must be left alive. If you use Aiden to stop her heart, her ending in the Beyond will not be available.
- If you choose to stop her heart and end her suffering, she will die smiling.
- She shares similarities with Ann Sheppard, a character in Heavy Rain, another game by Quantic Dream.
- They are both severely ill, and are visited by their children in a hospital.
- They cannot be communicated with directly. Norah can only be heard thanks to Aiden. Ann needs to see certain items to trigger her suppressed memories.
- They are both killed by their children. In Norah's case, it's optional for Jodie to use Aiden to stop her heart. In a deleted scene, Scott Shelby suffocates Ann with a pillow.
- They both provide valuable information, which has great impact on the overarching storyline.
- They both debut in chapters named after them — Norah, and Ann Sheppard.