Within the game you can find random unique survivors when obtaining new survivors for your camp. One in particular is associated with a Secret Achievement.
These characters are homages to the series they are inspired from
|Name||Series associated with character||Profession||Unique Skill|
|Michionne||The Walking Dead||Survivalist||Survivor|
|Leonard||Star Trek (Original Series)||Academic||Medical Officer|
|Theon||Game of Thrones||Scout||Betrayer|
|Buffy||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Fighter||Slayer|
Each Unique Skill held by each character contains major benefits and drawbacks compared to other skills.
No known strategies exist for recruiting specific characters other than randomly acquiring them.