With all of continuity throw into a tissy, the only character that knows anything is wrong would be Death. Since Richter was the only character to originally "survive" the Crushing Hand of IGA, he's naturally the person Death would contact in the brave new world.

And of course, by the end of DSWC, Richter was, once again, a true hero. He just doesn't know it yet.
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.