Etymology of Dev/Null's name is from computer code, null device, a device file that discards all data written to it but reports that the write operation succeeded. There are many ways to interpret the correlation between the null device and the character, but overall, both are of value, in computing and in the game, while seeming to be flawed or useless.
Malkavians are the Cassandras of the vampire world, capable of great insight and even prescience, but heeded less often due to their impenetrable madness. This is handled, in Redemption, as subtle foreshadowing that most players will not even recognize is happening, where in Bloodlines the mad lib lines of the Malkavian player are easier puzzles, no more than simple word play.
- "Pink? 'At's a mite silly name" - Dev/Null refers to the Assamite assassins
- "Mom's at the southern bar of clay" - Dev/Null knows that Lily's sire, Alexandra, is at the back entrance of the Barclay Hotel
- "Speaking of traps, I emailed Bill for a pink and fluffy surprise. To eat your words." - Bill is, of course, Wilhem. Traps is relevant to both assassins, and Wilhem sent to intercept them.
- "Kill the Thoozle! To save your aunties. Let sleeping aunties lie. They've been lying to you for a long, long time, I can still remember-" - Pink interrupts. Sabbat are "Anti"-Tribu, and Assamites that are not blood cursed and so can attack vampires are Assamite Antitribu. This is all vital information needed in order to kill the "Ante-diluvian" Thoozle, or Methuselah, Vukodlak.
The outpouring of Id that is Dev/Null, is voiced by Jason Spisak. Spisak also did the voices of the gentle Jewish Cabalist Mendel and the nefarious and treacherous Cappadocian apprentice Mercurio. Also the calm and businesslike writer of the Society of Leopold notes on Kindred lore, Brother Maynard. Jason Spisak has kept busy since V:tMR, with voices for Star Wars: The Clone Wars series, Ben 10, Dead Rising, Dissidia: Final Fantasy, Xenosaga Episode II and III, Young Justice, and others.