Yolanda Moretza
Yolanda's mugshot from Hope Without A Cause
Full Name Yolanda Vicki Moretza
Current Age 21
Gender Female
Species Human
Yolanda Moretza is one of the playable characters in Hope Without A Cause, and is the only character with another family member with her inside Morlano Prison.

Yolanda and her family are often locked up in prison, and their family has quite a name with prisons in the country. During the events of HWAC, Yolanda is locked up with her mother, Mariana, and it turns out to be a tough strain on their relationship.


Yolanda and her entire family have often been in and out of prison. Unlike the rest of her family, this is Yolanda's first time being locked up in prison. She was caught having falsifyed testimony under oath alongside her mother. Yolanda and her mother, Mariana, were both found guilty and locked up together.

Yolanda and Mariana are polar opposites, Yolanda is quiet and shy, whilst Mariana is outspoken and wild. Mariana decides to help Yolanda break from her shy ways. Unknown to Yolanda, her mother has set up numerous different situations where she will have to stand up and be confident.

The first situation is with a small fight at the Dining Hall, which doesn't cause Yolanda to react. Mariana tries to go bigger by causing a full-blown situation within their therapy session. Yolanda still doesn't react much, other then expressing embarassment for her mother.

The next day, Yolanda walks into the bathroom to see a brawl going on between her mother and Justice Felippe. Instead of saving her mother, Yolanda accidentally gets knocked out and sent to hospital.

Once Yolanda returns, she learns the bathroom brawl was a setup by her mother, which infuriates Yolanda and she begins to yell and carry on for the first time in her life. The two have a falling out and whilst Mariana tries to rekindle their relationship, Yolanda doesn't seem to have much interest in her mother anymore.

After a while, Mariana begins to drive Yolanda crazy. Yolanda eventually breaks and goes on a rampage throughout the prison, which only makes Mariana feel terrible. Mariana decides to leave Yolanda alone and let her be who she is from now on.

Yolanda goes to talk to Momma C about her problems and misinterprets her words, making Yolanda feel terrible for everything she has done to her mother. Yolanda decides to make her mother happy by being courageous and kill Ripper August.

She then goes to visit Mariana and be just what her mother wants her to be, wild and outspoken hoping that this action would make her mother happy. Yolanda tells Mariana that she killed Ripper August, but instead of being happy Mariana is noticeable distraught. Mariana decides to sweep it under the rug, and act just as an ordinary perfect family.

Physical Description

Yolanda is of hispanic heritage, giving her darker skin and her hair is dyed half brown and half blonde, as Yolanda couldn't make a decision of which color she wanted her hair, so she decided both. Her hair is in two braids, and she has grey eyeshadow with pink lipstick on.

Yolanda is an average height within the prison, and relatively slim alongside the other inmates.

Game Appearances

  • Hope Without A Cause: Yolanda is convicted for falsifying testimony under oath alongside her mother, Mariana. In prison, Mariana desperately tries to bond with her and make her more confident in herself, even if it may backfire.

Relationships with other characters

Mariana Moretza

Mariana is Yolanda's mother and is polar opposite from her. The two begin with unconditional love but a setup by Mariana that ends with Yolanda concussed finds daughter hating mother. Mariana tries to rekindle their relationship which only makes Yolanda worse, until she eventually breaks and Yolanda becomes just like her mother to make her happy.

Momma C

Yolanda visits Momma C for advice when her mother is driving her crazy. Yolanda finds comfort with Momma C and wishes Momma C would be her real mother. Yolanda misinterprets Momma C's words and finds herself feeling bad for Mariana as if she was the one in the wrong.

Ripper August

Yolanda doesn't typically think much of Ripper other than to stay away from her. After talking with Momma C, Yolanda thinks the key to solving all her problems is to kill Ripper, so she ambushes her and stabs her to death with a knife. Yolanda thanks Ripper for her sacrifice and finally feels that her mother will love her.