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Characters for the TV show ''Series/{{Chuck}}''. ''Page is being redone.''

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!!'''Alex [=McHugh=]'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' None\\
'''Affiliation''': None]
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[[caption-width:177:"Whether you like it or not, dad, I'm not going anywhere."]]

''Portrayed by Mekenna Melvin''

The daughter of Alex Coburn [[spoiler:(alias John Casey)]] and Kathleen [=McHugh=]. Kathleen was told that Alex was killed in combat in 1989 (actually volunteered for a special unit) while she was pregnant with their daughter. [[spoiler:John first found out about his daughter twenty-one years later in "Chuck Versus the Tic Tac".]] After being targeted by Ring agents, she becomes aware of her father's true occupation. [[spoiler:She is currently dating Morgan Grimes with her father's reluctant approval.]]
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Tropes associated with Alex:
* ActionGirl: The potential is there, seeing as she managed to stun Casey with a five-hit combo. [[spoiler:Of course, she's his ''daughter''.]] [[FauxActionGirl Sadly, beyond that one scene, we never see her in physical action again.]]
-->'''Alex:''' I got an A in my self-defense class!
%%* DeadGuyJunior
* DisappearedDad: Alex Coburn died during an operation in Honduras in 1989 while Kathleen [=McHugh=] was pregnant. [[spoiler:His death was faked; he then joined a Black Ops team and takes on the name John Casey.]]
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Extremely Dour Colonel's Beautiful Daughter]]

!!'''Generalissimo Alejandro Fulgencio Goya'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' Dictator / General\\
'''Affiliation''': The Republic of Costa Gravas]
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[[caption-width:177:"Come...''to Costa Gravas!''"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/ArmandAssante''

Dictator of [[BananaRepublic fictional Latin American country]] Costa Gravas. Four presidents (Gerald Ford, UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush) issued a kill order on him but failed. Those orders were carried out by John Casey, who Goya calls the "Angel of Death." He gained many enemies, both inside and outside his country, when he decided to allow democratic elections. He is deeply fond of Captain Awesome, the man who saved his life, [[ChivalrousPervert and even fonder of his wife Ellie.]] He also respects Casey, who (unwillingly) gave donated blood to save him, and gives him a new nickname "Angel of Life."

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Tropes associated with Goya:
* AffablyEvil / FauxAffablyEvil
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CaptainErsatz: He shares qualities with Fidel Castro but his larger than life persona and love of the good life (not to mention his middle name) is more reminiscent of Fulgencio Batista.
%%* ChewingTheScenery
%%* ChivalrousPervert
* FamousNamedForeigner: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgencio_Batista Fulgencio]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Goya Goya]].
%%* FriendlyEnemy: To Casey.
%%* LargeHam
%%* RasputinianDeath: Had a few of these
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite his [[BunnyEarsLawyer quirks]], the guy is a relatively efficient dictator.
* SpicyLatina: Married to one.
* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell, Dictator?]]: Just as Casey and Beckman thought he may have truly sided with America - after the...who-knows-what attempt on his life, by ''[[spoiler:his own wife]]'' this time - they discover he purchased a [[NukeEm Nuclear ICBM]] from Volkoff. [[DudeNotFunny Directly calibrated to hit a major southern city in North America]].

!!'''Gertrude Verbanski'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' CEO\\
'''Affiliation''': Verbanski Corporation]
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[[caption-width:177:"Sorry, if I got too physical. Must be the uniform."]]

''Portrayed by [[Film/TheMatrix Carrie Anne Moss]]''

A (presumably) Russian or Slavic PMC soldier who had a moment with John Casey in the past. She has now returned and is helping the team as well as providing Casey with some romance.
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Tropes associated with Verbanski:
* ActionGirl: She once disarmed Casey! ''(And even encased the weapon she took from him!)''
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Is an efficient operative and businesswoman in her own right. But, whenever Casey is involved, she either gets weak in the knees, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial flustered]], or just plain ''[[{{Tsundere}} weird]]''.
%%* DarkActionGirl: Depends on the job.
%%* OfficialCouple: With Casey.
%%* PrivateMilitaryContractor
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Is a "master" of these. When flustered enough, ''[[BunnyEarsLawyer she'll begin ranting for no reason - even as no one brought anything up!]]''
-->''(Both Sarah and Verbanski silence a couple of mooks during a mission...)''
-->'''Verbanski:''' "...Fine! I love Casey! Just stop grilling me!"
-->'''Sarah:''' "[[FlatWhat ...]]"
%%ZCE* {{Tsundere}}

!!'''Jack Burton'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' Con Artist\\
'''Affiliation''': None]
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[[caption-width:177:"A thief has to run out of town as fast as he can, but a good con man can leave whenever he wants"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/GaryCole''

Sarah's somewhat estranged father. He is a two-bit ConMan who frequently involved Sarah when she was a kid in his schemes, and often rewarded her with ice cream or sometimes hard cash. Sarah claims that her experiences with him rubbed her the wrong way, but Jack ''(correctly)'' deduced that she had way more fun conning people than she would care to admit. That said, he always kept her well-being and happiness at heart, and in his own way, looked out for her.

When Sarah was in high school, Director Graham arrested him "for his own protection" after he conned a particularly dangerous man - this same incident was when she was recruited into the CIA. Jack however found out about her much later, and despite being on opposite sides of the law, he's proud of her. Using his skills as a confidence man, Jack helped out Chuck and his team on two seperate occassions: Freezing the funds of a powerful Sheikh, and obtaining Iranian nuclear missile plans.
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Tropes associated with Jack:
* AffablyEvil: Absolute bottom feeding scum of the Earth. But ''he's a hell of a dancer''.
* AffectionateNickname: Calls Chuck "schnuck" and Casey "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin cop face.]]"
%%* ConMan
%%* CoolOldGuy
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A magnificent jerk with the biggest heart ever!
%%* TheNicknamer
* NoodleIncident: Exactly who Jack conned that prompted Graham to arrest him and enlist Sarah to protect them was never expanded on.
* WildCard: No matter how much he loves Sarah, he's still a ConMan to the core, and can never really be trusted.

!!'''Nicholas Quinn'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent (formerly)\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA (formerly)]
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[[caption-width:177:"Nice to meet you. I'm Nicholas Quinn. And I'm about to become the Intersect."]]

''Portrayed by Angus Macfadyen''

A rogue freelance spy who has something of a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge vendetta against Chuck]], to put it very mellow. He was a top-grade CIA agent who was set to be the agency's first true Intersect Agent. However, Bryce Larkin happened. After that, his life and career began a downward spiral until he left the CIA and began to work freelance. ...[[LaserGuidedKarma For Fulcrum, The Ring, and Volkoff Industries]], all organizations which Chuck himself put out of commission, and Quinn out of business. Quinn snapped, and made it his life's mission to make Chuck's life a living hell even worse than his own, and get the Intersect while he's at it, which technically is ''rightfully his anyway.''
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Tropes associated with Quinn:
* ActionSurvivor: He has an incredible talent of escaping extremely dangerous situations. Practically an expy of [[Series/{{Alias}} Sark]].
** He survived being tortured for 378 days.
* ArchEnemy: While Chuck would more or less see Shaw as his greatest enemy, Quinn openly views Chuck as his.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Being tortured for over a year in a hole didn't do anything for his sanity, or [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge anger management]].
* BigBad: Of the second-half of the final season.
%%* TheChessmaster
* {{Determinator}}: To a practically hilarious degree - this is a man who will stop at nothing to get the Intersect. Case in point? Getting kicked out of a moving ''bullet train'', and ''[[RuleOfCool still somehow managing to get back inside]].''
* {{Knight Of Cerebus}}: His {{Mind Rape}} of Sarah made the final two episodes exceptionally dark for a normally light hearted show.
* LargeHam: Big time - although not quite as ''delicious'' as Volkoff.
--> "I'm former CIA too… The Intersect was supposed to be ''mine''… But then Larkin stole it for ''you''. So I went back at into the field, and then got captured… (laughs) Oooh, and tortured in a hole in the ground for 378 days - '''''IN A HOLE!'''''"
--> "'''''[[WickedCultured ENOUGH OF THE KABUKI!]]'''''"
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* SanitySlippage: Chuck has, for the lack of better words, completely ruined his life, even if unintentional. The constant repeats have driven the guy completely insane.
* UnknownRival: Chuck had no idea of what he did to this guy; no one knew him, or that he was working for all the baddies that Team Bartowski faced off against over the run of the show.

!!'''The Belgian'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' Crime Lord\\
'''Affiliation''': Belgian Organized Crime]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/thebelgian001_6751.png
[[caption-width:177:"Pursue Agent Carmichael, and we will kill him - ''slowly.''"]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/TheThornBirds Richard Chamberlain]]''

Real name - '''Adelbert de Smet'''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Just how it sounds]], [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment The Belgian is a Belgian man who is in charge of Belgian Organized Crime]]. An extremely dangerous individual who specializes in smuggling highly sensitive intelligence, he had information on the identity of the Intersect. However, when Chuck practically fell into his lap, he got ambitious and decided to kidnap Chuck to extract the Intersect, or just sell off ''Chuck'' himself altogether. Even if he had to lobotomize him.

[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge He was knocked out and arrested by Chuck's very protective, and very pissed off girlfriend.]]
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Tropes associated with The Belgian:
%%* AffablyEvil
* AuctionOfEvil: Partakes in these quite regularly, and uses them as a cover to sell information.
* ComeWithMeIfYouWantToLive: Rescued Chuck from falling to his death. But only so he can perform brain surgery and sell off the Intersect.
%%* DevilInPlainSight
%%* FourEyesZeroSoul
%%* InformationBroker
* MindRape: Tries to lobotomize Chuck to extract the Intersect.
%%* ObviouslyEvil
* [[RuthlessForeignGangsters Ruthless Foreign Gangster]]
%%* SharpDressedMan

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\n[[foldercontrol]]\n\n[[folder:Everyone Else]]\n!!'''Alex [=McHugh=]'''\n[floatboxright:\n'''Rank/Job:''' None\\\n'''Affiliation''': None]\nhttp://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/alex01_4691.png\n[[caption-width:177:"Whether you like it or not, dad, I'm not going anywhere."]]\n\n''Portrayed by Mekenna Melvin''\n\nThe daughter of Alex Coburn [[spoiler:(alias John Casey)]] and Kathleen [=McHugh=]. Kathleen was told that Alex was killed in combat in 1989 (actually volunteered for a special unit) while she was pregnant with their daughter. [[spoiler:John first found out about his daughter twenty-one years later in "Chuck Versus the Tic Tac".]] After being targeted by Ring agents, she becomes aware of her father's true occupation. [[spoiler:She is currently dating Morgan Grimes with her father's reluctant approval.]]\n----\nTropes associated with Alex:\n* ActionGirl: The potential is there, seeing as she managed to stun Casey with a five-hit combo. [[spoiler:Of course, she's his ''daughter''.]] [[FauxActionGirl Sadly, beyond that one scene, we never see her in physical action again.]]
-->'''Alex:''' I got an A in my self-defense class!
%%* DeadGuyJunior
* DisappearedDad: Alex Coburn died during an operation in Honduras in 1989 while Kathleen [=McHugh=] was pregnant. [[spoiler:His death was faked; he then joined a Black Ops team and takes on the name John Casey.]]
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Extremely Dour Colonel's Beautiful Daughter]]

!!'''Generalissimo Alejandro Fulgencio Goya'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' Dictator / General\\
'''Affiliation''': The Republic of Costa Gravas]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/goya01_2301.png
[[caption-width:177:"Come...''to Costa Gravas!''"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/ArmandAssante''

Dictator of [[BananaRepublic fictional Latin American country]] Costa Gravas. Four presidents (Gerald Ford, UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush) issued a kill order on him but failed. Those orders were carried out by John Casey, who Goya calls the "Angel of Death." He gained many enemies, both inside and outside his country, when he decided to allow democratic elections. He is deeply fond of Captain Awesome, the man who saved his life, [[ChivalrousPervert and even fonder of his wife Ellie.]] He also respects Casey, who (unwillingly) gave donated blood to save him, and gives him a new nickname "Angel of Life."

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Tropes associated with Goya:
* AffablyEvil / FauxAffablyEvil
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CaptainErsatz: He shares qualities with Fidel Castro but his larger than life persona and love of the good life (not to mention his middle name) is more reminiscent of Fulgencio Batista.
%%* ChewingTheScenery
%%* ChivalrousPervert
* FamousNamedForeigner: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgencio_Batista Fulgencio]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Goya Goya]].
%%* FriendlyEnemy: To Casey.
%%* LargeHam
%%* RasputinianDeath: Had a few of these
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite his [[BunnyEarsLawyer quirks]], the guy is a relatively efficient dictator.
* SpicyLatina: Married to one.
* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell, Dictator?]]: Just as Casey and Beckman thought he may have truly sided with America - after the...who-knows-what attempt on his life, by ''[[spoiler:his own wife]]'' this time - they discover he purchased a [[NukeEm Nuclear ICBM]] from Volkoff. [[DudeNotFunny Directly calibrated to hit a major southern city in North America]].

!!'''Gertrude Verbanski'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' CEO\\
'''Affiliation''': Verbanski Corporation]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/verbanski001_734.png
[[caption-width:177:"Sorry, if I got too physical. Must be the uniform."]]

''Portrayed by [[Film/TheMatrix Carrie Anne Moss]]''

A (presumably) Russian or Slavic PMC soldier who had a moment with John Casey in the past. She has now returned and is helping the team as well as providing Casey with some romance.
----
Tropes associated with Verbanski:
* ActionGirl: She once disarmed Casey! ''(And even encased the weapon she took from him!)''
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Is an efficient operative and businesswoman in her own right. But, whenever Casey is involved, she either gets weak in the knees, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial flustered]], or just plain ''[[{{Tsundere}} weird]]''.
%%* DarkActionGirl: Depends on the job.
%%* OfficialCouple: With Casey.
%%* PrivateMilitaryContractor
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Is a "master" of these. When flustered enough, ''[[BunnyEarsLawyer she'll begin ranting for no reason - even as no one brought anything up!]]''
-->''(Both Sarah and Verbanski silence a couple of mooks during a mission...)''
-->'''Verbanski:''' "...Fine! I love Casey! Just stop grilling me!"
-->'''Sarah:''' "[[FlatWhat ...]]"
%%ZCE* {{Tsundere}}

!!'''Jack Burton'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' Con Artist\\
'''Affiliation''': None]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jackburton001_4472.png
[[caption-width:177:"A thief has to run out of town as fast as he can, but a good con man can leave whenever he wants"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/GaryCole''

Sarah's somewhat estranged father. He is a two-bit ConMan who frequently involved Sarah when she was a kid in his schemes, and often rewarded her with ice cream or sometimes hard cash. Sarah claims that her experiences with him rubbed her the wrong way, but Jack ''(correctly)'' deduced that she had way more fun conning people than she would care to admit. That said, he always kept her well-being and happiness at heart, and in his own way, looked out for her.

When Sarah was in high school, Director Graham arrested him "for his own protection" after he conned a particularly dangerous man - this same incident was when she was recruited into the CIA. Jack however found out about her much later, and despite being on opposite sides of the law, he's proud of her. Using his skills as a confidence man, Jack helped out Chuck and his team on two seperate occassions: Freezing the funds of a powerful Sheikh, and obtaining Iranian nuclear missile plans.
----
Tropes associated with Jack:
* AffablyEvil: Absolute bottom feeding scum of the Earth. But ''he's a hell of a dancer''.
* AffectionateNickname: Calls Chuck "schnuck" and Casey "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin cop face.]]"
%%* ConMan
%%* CoolOldGuy
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A magnificent jerk with the biggest heart ever!
%%* TheNicknamer
* NoodleIncident: Exactly who Jack conned that prompted Graham to arrest him and enlist Sarah to protect them was never expanded on.
* WildCard: No matter how much he loves Sarah, he's still a ConMan to the core, and can never really be trusted.

!!'''Nicholas Quinn'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent (formerly)\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA (formerly)]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/quinn001_4332.png
[[caption-width:177:"Nice to meet you. I'm Nicholas Quinn. And I'm about to become the Intersect."]]

''Portrayed by Angus Macfadyen''

A rogue freelance spy who has something of a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge vendetta against Chuck]], to put it very mellow. He was a top-grade CIA agent who was set to be the agency's first true Intersect Agent. However, Bryce Larkin happened. After that, his life and career began a downward spiral until he left the CIA and began to work freelance. ...[[LaserGuidedKarma For Fulcrum, The Ring, and Volkoff Industries]], all organizations which Chuck himself put out of commission, and Quinn out of business. Quinn snapped, and made it his life's mission to make Chuck's life a living hell even worse than his own, and get the Intersect while he's at it, which technically is ''rightfully his anyway.''
----
Tropes associated with Quinn:
* ActionSurvivor: He has an incredible talent of escaping extremely dangerous situations. Practically an expy of [[Series/{{Alias}} Sark]].
** He survived being tortured for 378 days.
* ArchEnemy: While Chuck would more or less see Shaw as his greatest enemy, Quinn openly views Chuck as his.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Being tortured for over a year in a hole didn't do anything for his sanity, or [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge anger management]].
* BigBad: Of the second-half of the final season.
%%* TheChessmaster
* {{Determinator}}: To a practically hilarious degree - this is a man who will stop at nothing to get the Intersect. Case in point? Getting kicked out of a moving ''bullet train'', and ''[[RuleOfCool still somehow managing to get back inside]].''
* {{Knight Of Cerebus}}: His {{Mind Rape}} of Sarah made the final two episodes exceptionally dark for a normally light hearted show.
* LargeHam: Big time - although not quite as ''delicious'' as Volkoff.
--> "I'm former CIA too… The Intersect was supposed to be ''mine''… But then Larkin stole it for ''you''. So I went back at into the field, and then got captured… (laughs) Oooh, and tortured in a hole in the ground for 378 days - '''''IN A HOLE!'''''"
--> "'''''[[WickedCultured ENOUGH OF THE KABUKI!]]'''''"
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* SanitySlippage: Chuck has, for the lack of better words, completely ruined his life, even if unintentional. The constant repeats have driven the guy completely insane.
* UnknownRival: Chuck had no idea of what he did to this guy; no one knew him, or that he was working for all the baddies that Team Bartowski faced off against over the run of the show.

!!'''The Belgian'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' Crime Lord\\
'''Affiliation''': Belgian Organized Crime]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/thebelgian001_6751.png
[[caption-width:177:"Pursue Agent Carmichael, and we will kill him - ''slowly.''"]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/TheThornBirds Richard Chamberlain]]''

Real name - '''Adelbert de Smet'''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Just how it sounds]], [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment The Belgian is a Belgian man who is in charge of Belgian Organized Crime]]. An extremely dangerous individual who specializes in smuggling highly sensitive intelligence, he had information on the identity of the Intersect. However, when Chuck practically fell into his lap, he got ambitious and decided to kidnap Chuck to extract the Intersect, or just sell off ''Chuck'' himself altogether. Even if he had to lobotomize him.

[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge He was knocked out and arrested by Chuck's very protective, and very pissed off girlfriend.]]
----
Tropes associated with The Belgian:
%%* AffablyEvil
* AuctionOfEvil: Partakes in these quite regularly, and uses them as a cover to sell information.
* ComeWithMeIfYouWantToLive: Rescued Chuck from falling to his death. But only so he can perform brain surgery and sell off the Intersect.
%%* DevilInPlainSight
%%* FourEyesZeroSoul
%%* InformationBroker
* MindRape: Tries to lobotomize Chuck to extract the Intersect.
%%* ObviouslyEvil
* [[RuthlessForeignGangsters Ruthless Foreign Gangster]]
%%* SharpDressedMan

[[/folder]]
[[Characters/ChuckEveryoneElse Everyone Else]]
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* [[Characters/ChuckVolkoffIndustries Volkoff Industries]]





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!!'''Alexei Volkoff / [[spoiler:Hartley Winterbottom / Agent X]]'''

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!!'''Alex [=McHugh=]'''



'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Director\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/volkoff01_9838.png
[[caption-width:177:"My name is Alexei Volkoff. I believe you were looking for me."]]

::''Portrayed by TimothyDalton''

[[spoiler:Born Hartley Winterbottom]], Alexei Volkoff is the [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} batshit crazy]] CEO and founder of Volkoff Industries, an arms manufacturer. He is a recluse, described by Casey as the "Russian [[TheAviator Howard Hughes]]." He is first mentioned in "Chuck Versus the Anniversary" by [[Creator/DolphLundgren Marco]]. He makes his first onscreen appearance in "Chuck Versus the First Fight".

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'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Director\\
None\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
None]
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[[caption-width:177:"My name is Alexei Volkoff. I believe [[caption-width:177:"Whether you were looking for me.like it or not, dad, I'm not going anywhere."]]

::''Portrayed ''Portrayed by TimothyDalton''

[[spoiler:Born Hartley Winterbottom]], Alexei Volkoff is the [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} batshit crazy]] CEO
Mekenna Melvin''

The daughter of Alex Coburn [[spoiler:(alias John Casey)]]
and founder of Volkoff Industries, an arms manufacturer. He is Kathleen [=McHugh=]. Kathleen was told that Alex was killed in combat in 1989 (actually volunteered for a recluse, described by Casey as the "Russian [[TheAviator Howard Hughes]]." He is special unit) while she was pregnant with their daughter. [[spoiler:John first mentioned found out about his daughter twenty-one years later in "Chuck Versus the Anniversary" Tic Tac".]] After being targeted by [[Creator/DolphLundgren Marco]]. He makes his first onscreen appearance in "Chuck Versus the First Fight".Ring agents, she becomes aware of her father's true occupation. [[spoiler:She is currently dating Morgan Grimes with her father's reluctant approval.]]



Tropes associated with Volkoff:
%%* AffablyEvil
* TheAtoner: In a rather hilarious manner, as he's trying to make amends to everyone he's hurt or rubbed the wrong way using his prison theraphy's 12-step-program, starting with his cutting in line of the prison cafeteria. Because he has "entitlement issues".
** [[spoiler: Played more seriously when the Hartley personality returns and he realizes he spent thirty years as a monster. He's especially disturbed and regretful of how he treated his daughter.]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: As in the above example, this is a man who has done some awful, ''awful'' things in his life. As he puts it, "everyone hates him." But when he starts making amends to those he wronged...'' he starts with an apology of cutting in a cafeteria line''.
* AxCrazy: Well, more like full on armored assault armed to the teeth with assault weapons and a bomb crazy.
* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler:Turns out that Alexei Volkoff was originally just a cover identity. Also see GoneHorriblyWrong and TomatoInTheMirror below.]]
%%* BigBad: Of Season 4.
%%* BreakingSpeech: He gives one to Chuck after TheReveal.

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Tropes associated with Volkoff:
%%* AffablyEvil
Alex:
* TheAtoner: In a rather hilarious manner, ActionGirl: The potential is there, seeing as he's trying she managed to make amends to everyone he's hurt or rubbed the wrong way using his prison theraphy's 12-step-program, starting stun Casey with a five-hit combo. [[spoiler:Of course, she's his cutting ''daughter''.]] [[FauxActionGirl Sadly, beyond that one scene, we never see her in line of the prison cafeteria. Because he has "entitlement issues".
** [[spoiler: Played more seriously when the Hartley personality returns and he realizes he spent thirty years as a monster. He's especially disturbed and regretful of how he treated his daughter.
physical action again.]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: As -->'''Alex:''' I got an A in my self-defense class!
%%* DeadGuyJunior
* DisappearedDad: Alex Coburn died during an operation in Honduras in 1989 while Kathleen [=McHugh=] was pregnant. [[spoiler:His death was faked; he then joined a Black Ops team and takes on
the above example, this is a man who has done some awful, ''awful'' things in his life. As he puts it, "everyone hates him." But when he starts making amends to those he wronged...'' he starts with an apology of cutting in a cafeteria line''.
* AxCrazy: Well, more like full on armored assault armed to the teeth with assault weapons and a bomb crazy.
* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler:Turns out that Alexei Volkoff was originally just a cover identity. Also see GoneHorriblyWrong and TomatoInTheMirror below.
name John Casey.]]
%%* BigBad: Of Season 4.
%%* BreakingSpeech:
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Extremely Dour Colonel's Beautiful Daughter]]

!!'''Generalissimo Alejandro Fulgencio Goya'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' Dictator / General\\
'''Affiliation''': The Republic of Costa Gravas]
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[[caption-width:177:"Come...''to Costa Gravas!''"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/ArmandAssante''

Dictator of [[BananaRepublic fictional Latin American country]] Costa Gravas. Four presidents (Gerald Ford, UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush) issued a kill order on him but failed. Those orders were carried out by John Casey, who Goya calls the "Angel of Death."
He gained many enemies, both inside and outside his country, when he decided to allow democratic elections. He is deeply fond of Captain Awesome, the man who saved his life, [[ChivalrousPervert and even fonder of his wife Ellie.]] He also respects Casey, who (unwillingly) gave donated blood to save him, and gives one to Chuck after TheReveal.him a new nickname "Angel of Life."

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Tropes associated with Goya:
* AffablyEvil / FauxAffablyEvil



* CartoonishSupervillainy: The Contessa has laser grid defenses, the entrance to the bunker with the last Norseman component can only be entered by beating the computer in chess and he hid the Hydra network in the glass eye of one of his mooks, among other things. Volkoff is undoubtedly the cartooniest villain in the show. [[spoiler:But only because it was the personality grafted onto him by the Intersect prototype]].
* CatchPhrase: '' "So much...[[ForTheEvulz fun!]]" ''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass / ObfuscatingStupidity: He's introduced as Gregory Tuttle, a meek and milquetoast handler for Frost. [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler By the end of the episode]] he's revealed to be Alexei Volkoff, the whole "meek and milquetoast" bit being a front.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The scary, mentally unstable sort.
%%* ControlFreak: Self-confessed.
* CoolShip: The Contessa, which he bought from Craigs List Dubai. He calls it his Floating Fotress... of Fun.
* CrazyPrepared: Not only is his ship, ''The Contessa'', loaded with state-of-the-art stealth weaponry, and a back-up supercomputer, but it's also got a genuine ''ice cream parlor''.
** Not five minutes after the revelation, he's seen plotting while snacking on a double-scoop.
** Has a receptacle ready for whenever he uses a Q-tip to take a DNA sample from his mouth to get into secret lair.
%%* DiabolicalMastermind
* TheDreaded: Some of the most dangerous people of the world are downright ''terrified'' of him, and rightly so.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: He and Vivian so far are the only "villains" in the series to have received a HappilyEverAfter, made even more awesome with how in the ending he gives all of his Volkoff assets to Chuck and Sarah...a total of [[WealthyEverAfter 884 million dollars!]] ]]
* EvilBrit / RenegadeRussian: Plyed with; while he has a Russian name, acts like a typical RenegadeRussian, is stationed ''in'' Russia and was supposedly born there, and models his business after Stalin-era Soviet Russia, he speaks with a very distinctive British accent and uses mostly British slang, as does his daughter. [[spoiler: Probably forshadowing for the fact that he's not actually Russian]].
* EvilCounterpart: To Stephen Bartowski in that [[spoiler:he became evil testing an Intersect prototype on himself]].
%%* EvilGenius
* EvilGloating: He loves it so much that [[spoiler:Chuck's BatmanGambit against him was entirely based on getting him to gloat so he could harvest various words to reconstruct his voiceprint password]].
* GoKartingWithBowser: Spends part of an episode getting to meet the Bartowskis through a game of charades.
** This in the latter half of an episode where he stormed the Buy More, disabled the CIA defenses, held Jeff and Lester hostage, and nearly followed through on a threat to kill Chuck for "capturing/threatening" Frost.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: [[spoiler:He was a test subject (Agent X) for a prototype Intersect, intended to imprint a cover personality. Then the cover personality started to take over...]]
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The first few episodes only; he gets his first real appearance in "Chuck Versus the First Fight".
* HeartbrokenBadass: Volkoff may be a crazy, psychotic arms dealer and international terrorist. But he's also a ''loveable'' psychotic arms dealer and terrorist, which makes you feel all the more sorry for him when [[spoiler: his daughter betrays him, and leaves him for dead.]]
* TheHeavy: [[spoiler:One could argue that Alexei Volkoff's ''existence'' is what caused the series to happen, as it was what would tear the Bartowski family apart. Stephen Bartowski's guilt over the whole ordeal caused him to leave his family and spend almost his ''entire career'' trying to fix what happened to his friend. It was only compounded when his wife went undercover into Volkoff Industries and the cover identity implanted in Hartley fell in love with her, forcing her to abandon her family for a long term undercover assignment.]]
%%* JekyllAndHyde
%%* LargeHam: ''Delicious'' ham, too.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* MoralityChain: He sincerely regrets being a DisappearedDad, and now desperately wants any kind of connection he can get with his daughter.
%%* NebulousEvilOrganisation: Volkoff Industries
* OmniscientDatabase: [[spoiler:Has (had) access to: Alpha Intersect]].
%%* PsychopathicManchild
%%* PsychoPrototype: [[spoiler:For the Intersect program.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Mary Bartowski's [=MI6=] handler? He is actually Alexei Volkoff.]]
** [[spoiler:He is actually a deep-cover CIA agent; his Volkoff identity was created from whole cloth by Orion's original Intersect.]]
* ShadowArchetype: [[spoiler:He is what Chuck could have become if he let the Intersect take over his life]].
* SweetTooth: If the fact that his ship has an ice cream parlor is anything to go by...
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Alexei Volkoff is actually a false identity created by an early Intersect program for a CIA agent. However, that identity ended up taking over completely.]]
%%* VillainousCrush: On Frost.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Has he reunited with his mother?
%%* {{Yandere}}: Over Frost.

!!'''Vivian [=McArthur=] [=/=] Vivian Volkoff'''

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* CartoonishSupervillainy: The Contessa has laser grid defenses, the entrance to the bunker CaptainErsatz: He shares qualities with the last Norseman component can only be entered by beating the computer in chess Fidel Castro but his larger than life persona and he hid the Hydra network in the glass eye of one of his mooks, among other things. Volkoff is undoubtedly the cartooniest villain in the show. [[spoiler:But only because it was the personality grafted onto him by the Intersect prototype]].
* CatchPhrase: '' "So much...[[ForTheEvulz fun!]]" ''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass / ObfuscatingStupidity: He's introduced as Gregory Tuttle, a meek and milquetoast handler for Frost. [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler By the end
love of the episode]] he's revealed good life (not to be Alexei Volkoff, mention his middle name) is more reminiscent of Fulgencio Batista.
%%* ChewingTheScenery
%%* ChivalrousPervert
* FamousNamedForeigner: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgencio_Batista Fulgencio]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Goya Goya]].
%%* FriendlyEnemy: To Casey.
%%* LargeHam
%%* RasputinianDeath: Had a few of these
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite his [[BunnyEarsLawyer quirks]],
the whole "meek guy is a relatively efficient dictator.
* SpicyLatina: Married to one.
* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell, Dictator?]]: Just as Casey
and milquetoast" bit being a front.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The scary, mentally unstable sort.
%%* ControlFreak: Self-confessed.
* CoolShip: The Contessa, which
Beckman thought he bought from Craigs List Dubai. He calls it his Floating Fotress... of Fun.
* CrazyPrepared: Not only is his ship, ''The Contessa'', loaded
may have truly sided with state-of-the-art stealth weaponry, and a back-up supercomputer, but it's also got a genuine ''ice cream parlor''.
** Not five minutes
America - after the revelation, he's seen plotting while snacking the...who-knows-what attempt on a double-scoop.
** Has a receptacle ready for whenever
his life, by ''[[spoiler:his own wife]]'' this time - they discover he uses purchased a Q-tip to take a DNA sample [[NukeEm Nuclear ICBM]] from his mouth Volkoff. [[DudeNotFunny Directly calibrated to get into secret lair.
%%* DiabolicalMastermind
* TheDreaded: Some of the most dangerous people of the world are downright ''terrified'' of him, and rightly so.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: He and Vivian so far are the only "villains"
hit a major southern city in the series to have received a HappilyEverAfter, made even more awesome with how in the ending he gives all of his Volkoff assets to Chuck and Sarah...a total of [[WealthyEverAfter 884 million dollars!]] ]]
* EvilBrit / RenegadeRussian: Plyed with; while he has a Russian name, acts like a typical RenegadeRussian, is stationed ''in'' Russia and was supposedly born there, and models his business after Stalin-era Soviet Russia, he speaks with a very distinctive British accent and uses mostly British slang, as does his daughter. [[spoiler: Probably forshadowing for the fact that he's not actually Russian]].
* EvilCounterpart: To Stephen Bartowski in that [[spoiler:he became evil testing an Intersect prototype on himself]].
%%* EvilGenius
* EvilGloating: He loves it so much that [[spoiler:Chuck's BatmanGambit against him was entirely based on getting him to gloat so he could harvest various words to reconstruct his voiceprint password]].
* GoKartingWithBowser: Spends part of an episode getting to meet the Bartowskis through a game of charades.
** This in the latter half of an episode where he stormed the Buy More, disabled the CIA defenses, held Jeff and Lester hostage, and nearly followed through on a threat to kill Chuck for "capturing/threatening" Frost.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: [[spoiler:He was a test subject (Agent X) for a prototype Intersect, intended to imprint a cover personality. Then the cover personality started to take over...]]
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The first few episodes only; he gets his first real appearance in "Chuck Versus the First Fight".
* HeartbrokenBadass: Volkoff may be a crazy, psychotic arms dealer and international terrorist. But he's also a ''loveable'' psychotic arms dealer and terrorist, which makes you feel all the more sorry for him when [[spoiler: his daughter betrays him, and leaves him for dead.]]
* TheHeavy: [[spoiler:One could argue that Alexei Volkoff's ''existence'' is what caused the series to happen, as it was what would tear the Bartowski family apart. Stephen Bartowski's guilt over the whole ordeal caused him to leave his family and spend almost his ''entire career'' trying to fix what happened to his friend. It was only compounded when his wife went undercover into Volkoff Industries and the cover identity implanted in Hartley fell in love with her, forcing her to abandon her family for a long term undercover assignment.]]
%%* JekyllAndHyde
%%* LargeHam: ''Delicious'' ham, too.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* MoralityChain: He sincerely regrets being a DisappearedDad, and now desperately wants any kind of connection he can get with his daughter.
%%* NebulousEvilOrganisation: Volkoff Industries
* OmniscientDatabase: [[spoiler:Has (had) access to: Alpha Intersect]].
%%* PsychopathicManchild
%%* PsychoPrototype: [[spoiler:For the Intersect program.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Mary Bartowski's [=MI6=] handler? He is actually Alexei Volkoff.]]
** [[spoiler:He is actually a deep-cover CIA agent; his Volkoff identity was created from whole cloth by Orion's original Intersect.]]
* ShadowArchetype: [[spoiler:He is what Chuck could have become if he let the Intersect take over his life]].
* SweetTooth: If the fact that his ship has an ice cream parlor is anything to go by...
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Alexei Volkoff is actually a false identity created by an early Intersect program for a CIA agent. However, that identity ended up taking over completely.]]
%%* VillainousCrush: On Frost.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Has he reunited with his mother?
%%* {{Yandere}}: Over Frost.

!!'''Vivian [=McArthur=] [=/=] Vivian Volkoff'''
North America]].

!!'''Gertrude Verbanski'''



'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Director\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"You don't know who I am. You have both lied to me, betrayed me, and shattered my life."]]

''Portrayed by Lauren Cohan''

A young woman targeted for assassination by one of Volkoff's old lieutenants. She is believed to have the key to Volkoff's Hydra database, which is needed to take over his association. [[spoiler: She is Volkoff's daughter and originally had no knowledge of what her father did, or that the reason he had been sending her to various schools was to groom her as his successor. While she originally seems willing to help, her father's lawyer is able to manipulate her into thinking Chuck, and by extension the CIA, were just using her, prompting her to turn against them and take over her father's company, becoming the BigBad for the last chunk of season 4.]]

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'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Director\\
CEO\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
Verbanski Corporation]
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[[caption-width:177:"You don't know who [[caption-width:177:"Sorry, if I am. You have both lied to me, betrayed me, and shattered my life.got too physical. Must be the uniform."]]

''Portrayed by Lauren Cohan''

[[Film/TheMatrix Carrie Anne Moss]]''

A young woman targeted for assassination by one of Volkoff's old lieutenants. (presumably) Russian or Slavic PMC soldier who had a moment with John Casey in the past. She has now returned and is believed to have helping the key to Volkoff's Hydra database, which is needed to take over his association. [[spoiler: She is Volkoff's daughter and originally had no knowledge of what her father did, or that the reason he had been sending her to various schools was to groom her team as his successor. While she originally seems willing to help, her father's lawyer is able to manipulate her into thinking Chuck, and by extension the CIA, were just using her, prompting her to turn against them and take over her father's company, becoming the BigBad for the last chunk of season 4.]]well as providing Casey with some romance.



Tropes associated with Vivian:
* ActionGirl / FauxActionGirl: Has a black belt but has yet to be shown doing any hand-to-hand combat. However, she's no DistressedDamsel either.
-->'''Boris:''' You were skeetshooting at age 7, had your black belt by 13, and by the time you graduated from the London School of Economics, you were fluent in 5 languages.
%%* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]]
%%* BadassNormal
* BreakTheCutie: You can't blame her for being pissed, her father and the CIA both lied to her, she had no other place to go for answers.
* CatchPhrase: "Nobody can/will be able to touch me, ever."
* EvilCostumeSwitch: After becoming a villain, she starts wearing more black clothes and leather.
%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: At the end of season four she's given a blank identity so that she can start afresh and faces no consequences for the numerous attempts she made on the lives of Team Bartowski, actual successful murders of several other people, and whatever other crimes were committed either by her or on her behalf while running her father's company.]]
* LonelyRichKid: Grew up as one.
* ParentalAbandonment: Though her father did pay for her schooling, Vivian says that he was never a part of her life.
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: How she was defeated.

!!'''Heather Chandler'''

to:

Tropes associated with Vivian:
Verbanski:
* ActionGirl / FauxActionGirl: Has a black belt but has yet to be shown doing any hand-to-hand combat. However, she's no DistressedDamsel either.
-->'''Boris:''' You were skeetshooting at age 7, had your black belt by 13, and by
ActionGirl: She once disarmed Casey! ''(And even encased the time you graduated weapon she took from him!)''
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Is an efficient operative and businesswoman in her own right. But, whenever Casey is involved, she either gets weak in
the London School of Economics, you were fluent in 5 languages.
knees, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial flustered]], or just plain ''[[{{Tsundere}} weird]]''.
%%* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]]
%%* BadassNormal
* BreakTheCutie: You can't blame her for being pissed, her father and the CIA both lied to her, she had no other place to go for answers.
* CatchPhrase: "Nobody can/will be able to touch me, ever."
* EvilCostumeSwitch: After becoming a villain, she starts wearing more black clothes and leather.
%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: At the end of season four she's given a blank identity so that she can start afresh and faces no consequences for the numerous attempts she made
DarkActionGirl: Depends on the lives job.
%%* OfficialCouple: With Casey.
%%* PrivateMilitaryContractor
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Is a "master"
of Team Bartowski, actual successful murders of several other people, these. When flustered enough, ''[[BunnyEarsLawyer she'll begin ranting for no reason - even as no one brought anything up!]]''
-->''(Both Sarah
and whatever other crimes were committed either by her or on her behalf while running her father's company.]]
* LonelyRichKid: Grew up as one.
* ParentalAbandonment: Though her father did pay for her schooling, Vivian says that he was never
Verbanski silence a part couple of her life.
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: How she was defeated.

!!'''Heather Chandler'''
mooks during a mission...)''
-->'''Verbanski:''' "...Fine! I love Casey! Just stop grilling me!"
-->'''Sarah:''' "[[FlatWhat ...]]"
%%ZCE* {{Tsundere}}

!!'''Jack Burton'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"Thanks for that, movie dork. I bet you have like a Tron poster in your room."]]

''Portrayed by [[Creator/ParisHilton Nicole Richie]]''

Heather was a [[TheBully high school]] [[BlatantLies friend]] of Sarah Walker, who Heather knew under the alias Jenny Burton. She married Mark Ratner, a high school nerd who ended up as a wealthy engineer. She illegally sold several of his secrets on the black market and was eventually captured by Team Chuck. She later reveals that she was working for Volkoff Industries. She first appeared in "Chuck Versus the Cougars" and returned in "Chuck Versus the Cubic Z".

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'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
Con Artist\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
None]
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[[caption-width:177:"Thanks for that, movie dork. I bet you have like [[caption-width:177:"A thief has to run out of town as fast as he can, but a Tron poster in your room."]]

good con man can leave whenever he wants"]]

''Portrayed by [[Creator/ParisHilton Nicole Richie]]''

Heather
Creator/GaryCole''

Sarah's somewhat estranged father. He is a two-bit ConMan who frequently involved Sarah when she
was a [[TheBully high school]] [[BlatantLies friend]] of kid in his schemes, and often rewarded her with ice cream or sometimes hard cash. Sarah Walker, who Heather knew under claims that her experiences with him rubbed her the alias Jenny Burton. She married Mark Ratner, a high school nerd who ended up as a wealthy engineer. She illegally sold several of his secrets on the black market and was eventually captured by Team Chuck. She later reveals wrong way, but Jack ''(correctly)'' deduced that she had way more fun conning people than she would care to admit. That said, he always kept her well-being and happiness at heart, and in his own way, looked out for her.

When Sarah
was working for Volkoff Industries. She first appeared in "Chuck Versus high school, Director Graham arrested him "for his own protection" after he conned a particularly dangerous man - this same incident was when she was recruited into the Cougars" CIA. Jack however found out about her much later, and returned in "Chuck Versus despite being on opposite sides of the Cubic Z".law, he's proud of her. Using his skills as a confidence man, Jack helped out Chuck and his team on two seperate occassions: Freezing the funds of a powerful Sheikh, and obtaining Iranian nuclear missile plans.



Tropes associated with Heather:
* AlphaBitch: Heather was this in high school and remains one into adulthood.
* BreakingSpeech: In her second appearance, Heather is able to figure out that Sarah and Chuck are together as well as prey on Sarah's insecurities about their relationship.
* {{Callback}}: Turns out that deal she made with with the [[TheMafiya Russian Mafia]] during Season 2 was for Volkoff from the start.
* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: She's this to Sarah. Even after severely kicking her ass in her first appearance, Sarah is visibly intimidated when she sees her again, while she clearly takes great delight in getting a chance to continue her bullying, even lampshading this trope in her second episode, referring to her as her 'High School Punching bag.


!!'''Marco'''

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Tropes associated with Heather:
Jack:
* AlphaBitch: Heather was this in high school and remains one into adulthood.
AffablyEvil: Absolute bottom feeding scum of the Earth. But ''he's a hell of a dancer''.
* BreakingSpeech: In her second appearance, Heather is able to figure out that Sarah and AffectionateNickname: Calls Chuck are together as well as prey on Sarah's insecurities about their relationship.
"schnuck" and Casey "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin cop face.]]"
%%* ConMan
%%* CoolOldGuy
* {{Callback}}: Turns out that deal she made with JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A magnificent jerk with the [[TheMafiya Russian Mafia]] during Season 2 was for Volkoff from the start.
biggest heart ever!
%%* TheNicknamer
* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: She's this NoodleIncident: Exactly who Jack conned that prompted Graham to Sarah. Even after severely kicking her ass in her first appearance, arrest him and enlist Sarah is visibly intimidated when she sees her again, while she clearly takes great delight in getting a chance to continue her bullying, even lampshading this trope in her second episode, referring protect them was never expanded on.
* WildCard: No matter how much he loves Sarah, he's still a ConMan
to her as her 'High School Punching bag.


!!'''Marco'''
the core, and can never really be trusted.

!!'''Nicholas Quinn'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"I must break you..."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/DolphLundgren''

A GiantMook under the employ of Mr. Volkoff, Marco was in the process of smuggling a powerful EMP device until he was thwarted by Chuck and his crew.

[[spoiler:He was shot and killed by Mary Elizabeth Bartowski.]]

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'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
Special Agent (formerly)\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
CIA (formerly)]
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[[caption-width:177:"I must break you...[[caption-width:177:"Nice to meet you. I'm Nicholas Quinn. And I'm about to become the Intersect."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/DolphLundgren''

Angus Macfadyen''

A GiantMook under rogue freelance spy who has something of a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge vendetta against Chuck]], to put it very mellow. He was a top-grade CIA agent who was set to be the employ of Mr. Volkoff, Marco was in the process of smuggling agency's first true Intersect Agent. However, Bryce Larkin happened. After that, his life and career began a powerful EMP device downward spiral until he was thwarted by left the CIA and began to work freelance. ...[[LaserGuidedKarma For Fulcrum, The Ring, and Volkoff Industries]], all organizations which Chuck himself put out of commission, and Quinn out of business. Quinn snapped, and made it his crew.

[[spoiler:He was shot
life's mission to make Chuck's life a living hell even worse than his own, and killed by Mary Elizabeth Bartowski.]]get the Intersect while he's at it, which technically is ''rightfully his anyway.''



Tropes associated with Marco:
* ActorAllusion: His role as [[Film/RockyIV Ivan Drago]] is referenced.
--> '''Marco''': I must ''break'' you.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes
-->'''Marco''': Please, I have a family.
-->'''[[spoiler:Mary Bartowski/Frost]]''': So do I.
%%* GeniusBruiser
%%* GiantMook
* RedScare: Casey's attitude towards Marco.
* TortureTechnician: A pretty lousy one, though...

!!'''Mr. Riley'''

to:

Tropes associated with Marco:
Quinn:
* ActorAllusion: ActionSurvivor: He has an incredible talent of escaping extremely dangerous situations. Practically an expy of [[Series/{{Alias}} Sark]].
** He survived being tortured for 378 days.
* ArchEnemy: While Chuck would more or less see Shaw as his greatest enemy, Quinn openly views Chuck as his.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Being tortured for over a year in a hole didn't do anything for his sanity, or [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge anger management]].
* BigBad: Of the second-half of the final season.
%%* TheChessmaster
* {{Determinator}}: To a practically hilarious degree - this is a man who will stop at nothing to get the Intersect. Case in point? Getting kicked out of a moving ''bullet train'', and ''[[RuleOfCool still somehow managing to get back inside]].''
* {{Knight Of Cerebus}}:
His role {{Mind Rape}} of Sarah made the final two episodes exceptionally dark for a normally light hearted show.
* LargeHam: Big time - although not quite
as [[Film/RockyIV Ivan Drago]] is referenced.
''delicious'' as Volkoff.
--> '''Marco''': "I'm former CIA too… The Intersect was supposed to be ''mine''… But then Larkin stole it for ''you''. So I must ''break'' you.
went back at into the field, and then got captured… (laughs) Oooh, and tortured in a hole in the ground for 378 days - '''''IN A HOLE!'''''"
--> "'''''[[WickedCultured ENOUGH OF THE KABUKI!]]'''''"
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes
-->'''Marco''': Please, I
SanitySlippage: Chuck has, for the lack of better words, completely ruined his life, even if unintentional. The constant repeats have a family.
-->'''[[spoiler:Mary Bartowski/Frost]]''': So do I.
%%* GeniusBruiser
%%* GiantMook
driven the guy completely insane.
* RedScare: Casey's attitude towards Marco.
* TortureTechnician: A pretty lousy one, though...

!!'''Mr. Riley'''
UnknownRival: Chuck had no idea of what he did to this guy; no one knew him, or that he was working for all the baddies that Team Bartowski faced off against over the run of the show.

!!'''The Belgian'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Lawyer\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"Nobody ever said no to your father."]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/TwinPeaks Ray Wise]]''

Volkoff Industry's attorney who takes Vivian under his wing.

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'''Rank/Job:''' Lawyer\\
Crime Lord\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
Belgian Organized Crime]
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[[caption-width:177:"Nobody ever said no to your father."]]

[[caption-width:177:"Pursue Agent Carmichael, and we will kill him - ''slowly.''"]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/TwinPeaks Ray Wise]]''

Volkoff Industry's attorney
[[Series/TheThornBirds Richard Chamberlain]]''

Real name - '''Adelbert de Smet'''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Just how it sounds]], [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment The Belgian is a Belgian man
who takes Vivian under is in charge of Belgian Organized Crime]]. An extremely dangerous individual who specializes in smuggling highly sensitive intelligence, he had information on the identity of the Intersect. However, when Chuck practically fell into his wing.lap, he got ambitious and decided to kidnap Chuck to extract the Intersect, or just sell off ''Chuck'' himself altogether. Even if he had to lobotomize him.

[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge He was knocked out and arrested by Chuck's very protective, and very pissed off girlfriend.]]



Tropes associated with Riley:
%%* AmoralAttorney
%%* TheDragon
%%* EvilMentor
* LargeHam: For the life of him, ''he tries''. ...At the insistence of [[BunnyEarsLawyer Alexei]], naturally.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:He knew Volkoff and Hartley were one and the same]]. He's also primarily responsible for Vivian turning evil, and does what he can to push her further to the dark side.

!!'''Yuri The Gobbler'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Operative / Bodyguard\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:''"Don't '''ever''' ask me why he's called "The Gobbler". It's because he... well...eats people."'' ~ Volkoff, on Yuri]]

''Portrayed by Matthew Willig''

Real name - '''Yuri Gobrienko'''. Volkoff's most trusted bodyguard and henchman. He had direct access to something Volkoff needed: His arms pipeline and network, "Hydra." After his escape from prison was arranged and pulled off by Team Bartowski, [[YouHaveFailedMe he was promptly disposed of by Volkoff]] for jeopardizing his entire network in the first place.
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Tropes associated with The Gobbler:
%%* TheBigGuy
* IAmAHumanitarian: He doesn't waste time trying to take bites out of Chuck when they fight. If not for the Intersect, Chuck would have likely been eaten by him.
* MadeOfIron: He was knocked out cold when Casey shot-put a toaster oven in his face, yet came out not too worse for wear afterwards.
* EyeScream: The data for accessing Hydra is found in his fake eye, which Volkoff messily pops out after killing him.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Volkoff was none too happy that he was caught and endagered the Hydra network if they CIA discovered what was in his eye.
** YouHaveFailedMe
* YouLookFamiliar: Willig previously appeared in "Chuck Versus the Tango" as La Ciudad's bodyguard, however WordOfGod confirms that Yuri is ''not'' the same character.
%%* WeHardlyKnewYou

to:

Tropes associated with Riley:
%%* AmoralAttorney
%%* TheDragon
%%* EvilMentor
* LargeHam: For the life of him, ''he tries''. ...At the insistence of [[BunnyEarsLawyer Alexei]], naturally.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:He knew Volkoff and Hartley were one and the same]]. He's also primarily responsible for Vivian turning evil, and does what he can to push her further to the dark side.

!!'''Yuri The Gobbler'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' Operative / Bodyguard\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:''"Don't '''ever''' ask me why he's called "The Gobbler". It's because he... well...eats people."'' ~ Volkoff, on Yuri]]

''Portrayed by Matthew Willig''

Real name - '''Yuri Gobrienko'''. Volkoff's most trusted bodyguard and henchman. He had direct access to something Volkoff needed: His arms pipeline and network, "Hydra." After his escape from prison was arranged and pulled off by Team Bartowski, [[YouHaveFailedMe he was promptly disposed of by Volkoff]] for jeopardizing his entire network in the first place.
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Tropes associated with The Gobbler:
Belgian:
%%* TheBigGuy
AffablyEvil
* IAmAHumanitarian: He doesn't waste time trying AuctionOfEvil: Partakes in these quite regularly, and uses them as a cover to take bites out of sell information.
* ComeWithMeIfYouWantToLive: Rescued
Chuck when they fight. If not for from falling to his death. But only so he can perform brain surgery and sell off the Intersect, Intersect.
%%* DevilInPlainSight
%%* FourEyesZeroSoul
%%* InformationBroker
* MindRape: Tries to lobotomize
Chuck would have likely been eaten by him.
* MadeOfIron: He was knocked out cold when Casey shot-put a toaster oven in his face, yet came out not too worse for wear afterwards.
* EyeScream: The data for accessing Hydra is found in his fake eye, which Volkoff messily pops out after killing him.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Volkoff was none too happy that he was caught and endagered
to extract the Hydra network if they CIA discovered what was in his eye.
** YouHaveFailedMe
* YouLookFamiliar: Willig previously appeared in "Chuck Versus the Tango" as La Ciudad's bodyguard, however WordOfGod confirms that Yuri is ''not'' the same character.
Intersect.
%%* WeHardlyKnewYouObviouslyEvil
* [[RuthlessForeignGangsters Ruthless Foreign Gangster]]
%%* SharpDressedMan




[[folder:Everyone Else]]
!!'''Alex [=McHugh=]'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' None\\
'''Affiliation''': None]
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[[caption-width:177:"Whether you like it or not, dad, I'm not going anywhere."]]

''Portrayed by Mekenna Melvin''

The daughter of Alex Coburn [[spoiler:(alias John Casey)]] and Kathleen [=McHugh=]. Kathleen was told that Alex was killed in combat in 1989 (actually volunteered for a special unit) while she was pregnant with their daughter. [[spoiler:John first found out about his daughter twenty-one years later in "Chuck Versus the Tic Tac".]] After being targeted by Ring agents, she becomes aware of her father's true occupation. [[spoiler:She is currently dating Morgan Grimes with her father's reluctant approval.]]
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Tropes associated with Alex:
* ActionGirl: The potential is there, seeing as she managed to stun Casey with a five-hit combo. [[spoiler:Of course, she's his ''daughter''.]] [[FauxActionGirl Sadly, beyond that one scene, we never see her in physical action again.]]
-->'''Alex:''' I got an A in my self-defense class!
%%* DeadGuyJunior
* DisappearedDad: Alex Coburn died during an operation in Honduras in 1989 while Kathleen [=McHugh=] was pregnant. [[spoiler:His death was faked; he then joined a Black Ops team and takes on the name John Casey.]]
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Extremely Dour Colonel's Beautiful Daughter]]

!!'''Generalissimo Alejandro Fulgencio Goya'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' Dictator / General\\
'''Affiliation''': The Republic of Costa Gravas]
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[[caption-width:177:"Come...''to Costa Gravas!''"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/ArmandAssante''

Dictator of [[BananaRepublic fictional Latin American country]] Costa Gravas. Four presidents (Gerald Ford, UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush) issued a kill order on him but failed. Those orders were carried out by John Casey, who Goya calls the "Angel of Death." He gained many enemies, both inside and outside his country, when he decided to allow democratic elections. He is deeply fond of Captain Awesome, the man who saved his life, [[ChivalrousPervert and even fonder of his wife Ellie.]] He also respects Casey, who (unwillingly) gave donated blood to save him, and gives him a new nickname "Angel of Life."

----
Tropes associated with Goya:
* AffablyEvil / FauxAffablyEvil
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CaptainErsatz: He shares qualities with Fidel Castro but his larger than life persona and love of the good life (not to mention his middle name) is more reminiscent of Fulgencio Batista.
%%* ChewingTheScenery
%%* ChivalrousPervert
* FamousNamedForeigner: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgencio_Batista Fulgencio]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Goya Goya]].
%%* FriendlyEnemy: To Casey.
%%* LargeHam
%%* RasputinianDeath: Had a few of these
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite his [[BunnyEarsLawyer quirks]], the guy is a relatively efficient dictator.
* SpicyLatina: Married to one.
* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell, Dictator?]]: Just as Casey and Beckman thought he may have truly sided with America - after the...who-knows-what attempt on his life, by ''[[spoiler:his own wife]]'' this time - they discover he purchased a [[NukeEm Nuclear ICBM]] from Volkoff. [[DudeNotFunny Directly calibrated to hit a major southern city in North America]].

!!'''Gertrude Verbanski'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' CEO\\
'''Affiliation''': Verbanski Corporation]
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[[caption-width:177:"Sorry, if I got too physical. Must be the uniform."]]

''Portrayed by [[Film/TheMatrix Carrie Anne Moss]]''

A (presumably) Russian or Slavic PMC soldier who had a moment with John Casey in the past. She has now returned and is helping the team as well as providing Casey with some romance.
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Tropes associated with Verbanski:
* ActionGirl: She once disarmed Casey! ''(And even encased the weapon she took from him!)''
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Is an efficient operative and businesswoman in her own right. But, whenever Casey is involved, she either gets weak in the knees, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial flustered]], or just plain ''[[{{Tsundere}} weird]]''.
%%* DarkActionGirl: Depends on the job.
%%* OfficialCouple: With Casey.
%%* PrivateMilitaryContractor
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Is a "master" of these. When flustered enough, ''[[BunnyEarsLawyer she'll begin ranting for no reason - even as no one brought anything up!]]''
-->''(Both Sarah and Verbanski silence a couple of mooks during a mission...)''
-->'''Verbanski:''' "...Fine! I love Casey! Just stop grilling me!"
-->'''Sarah:''' "[[FlatWhat ...]]"
%%ZCE* {{Tsundere}}

!!'''Jack Burton'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' Con Artist\\
'''Affiliation''': None]
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[[caption-width:177:"A thief has to run out of town as fast as he can, but a good con man can leave whenever he wants"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/GaryCole''

Sarah's somewhat estranged father. He is a two-bit ConMan who frequently involved Sarah when she was a kid in his schemes, and often rewarded her with ice cream or sometimes hard cash. Sarah claims that her experiences with him rubbed her the wrong way, but Jack ''(correctly)'' deduced that she had way more fun conning people than she would care to admit. That said, he always kept her well-being and happiness at heart, and in his own way, looked out for her.

When Sarah was in high school, Director Graham arrested him "for his own protection" after he conned a particularly dangerous man - this same incident was when she was recruited into the CIA. Jack however found out about her much later, and despite being on opposite sides of the law, he's proud of her. Using his skills as a confidence man, Jack helped out Chuck and his team on two seperate occassions: Freezing the funds of a powerful Sheikh, and obtaining Iranian nuclear missile plans.
----
Tropes associated with Jack:
* AffablyEvil: Absolute bottom feeding scum of the Earth. But ''he's a hell of a dancer''.
* AffectionateNickname: Calls Chuck "schnuck" and Casey "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin cop face.]]"
%%* ConMan
%%* CoolOldGuy
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A magnificent jerk with the biggest heart ever!
%%* TheNicknamer
* NoodleIncident: Exactly who Jack conned that prompted Graham to arrest him and enlist Sarah to protect them was never expanded on.
* WildCard: No matter how much he loves Sarah, he's still a ConMan to the core, and can never really be trusted.

!!'''Nicholas Quinn'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent (formerly)\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA (formerly)]
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[[caption-width:177:"Nice to meet you. I'm Nicholas Quinn. And I'm about to become the Intersect."]]

''Portrayed by Angus Macfadyen''

A rogue freelance spy who has something of a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge vendetta against Chuck]], to put it very mellow. He was a top-grade CIA agent who was set to be the agency's first true Intersect Agent. However, Bryce Larkin happened. After that, his life and career began a downward spiral until he left the CIA and began to work freelance. ...[[LaserGuidedKarma For Fulcrum, The Ring, and Volkoff Industries]], all organizations which Chuck himself put out of commission, and Quinn out of business. Quinn snapped, and made it his life's mission to make Chuck's life a living hell even worse than his own, and get the Intersect while he's at it, which technically is ''rightfully his anyway.''
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Tropes associated with Quinn:
* ActionSurvivor: He has an incredible talent of escaping extremely dangerous situations. Practically an expy of [[Series/{{Alias}} Sark]].
** He survived being tortured for 378 days.
* ArchEnemy: While Chuck would more or less see Shaw as his greatest enemy, Quinn openly views Chuck as his.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Being tortured for over a year in a hole didn't do anything for his sanity, or [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge anger management]].
* BigBad: Of the second-half of the final season.
%%* TheChessmaster
* {{Determinator}}: To a practically hilarious degree - this is a man who will stop at nothing to get the Intersect. Case in point? Getting kicked out of a moving ''bullet train'', and ''[[RuleOfCool still somehow managing to get back inside]].''
* {{Knight Of Cerebus}}: His {{Mind Rape}} of Sarah made the final two episodes exceptionally dark for a normally light hearted show.
* LargeHam: Big time - although not quite as ''delicious'' as Volkoff.
--> "I'm former CIA too… The Intersect was supposed to be ''mine''… But then Larkin stole it for ''you''. So I went back at into the field, and then got captured… (laughs) Oooh, and tortured in a hole in the ground for 378 days - '''''IN A HOLE!'''''"
--> "'''''[[WickedCultured ENOUGH OF THE KABUKI!]]'''''"
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* SanitySlippage: Chuck has, for the lack of better words, completely ruined his life, even if unintentional. The constant repeats have driven the guy completely insane.
* UnknownRival: Chuck had no idea of what he did to this guy; no one knew him, or that he was working for all the baddies that Team Bartowski faced off against over the run of the show.

!!'''The Belgian'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' Crime Lord\\
'''Affiliation''': Belgian Organized Crime]
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[[caption-width:177:"Pursue Agent Carmichael, and we will kill him - ''slowly.''"]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/TheThornBirds Richard Chamberlain]]''

Real name - '''Adelbert de Smet'''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Just how it sounds]], [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment The Belgian is a Belgian man who is in charge of Belgian Organized Crime]]. An extremely dangerous individual who specializes in smuggling highly sensitive intelligence, he had information on the identity of the Intersect. However, when Chuck practically fell into his lap, he got ambitious and decided to kidnap Chuck to extract the Intersect, or just sell off ''Chuck'' himself altogether. Even if he had to lobotomize him.

[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge He was knocked out and arrested by Chuck's very protective, and very pissed off girlfriend.]]
----
Tropes associated with The Belgian:
%%* AffablyEvil
* AuctionOfEvil: Partakes in these quite regularly, and uses them as a cover to sell information.
* ComeWithMeIfYouWantToLive: Rescued Chuck from falling to his death. But only so he can perform brain surgery and sell off the Intersect.
%%* DevilInPlainSight
%%* FourEyesZeroSoul
%%* InformationBroker
* MindRape: Tries to lobotomize Chuck to extract the Intersect.
%%* ObviouslyEvil
* [[RuthlessForeignGangsters Ruthless Foreign Gangster]]
%%* SharpDressedMan

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* [[Characters/ChuckTheRing The Ring]]



[[folder:The Ring]]
!!'''The Elders'''

to:

[[folder:The Ring]]
!!'''The Elders'''


[[folder:Volkoff Industries]]
!!'''Alexei Volkoff / [[spoiler:Hartley Winterbottom / Agent X]]'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Director\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM / The Ring]
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''Portrayed by... a bunch of old people?''

The five superiors who both command The Ring, as well as Fulcrum. Their motives are unknown, but they have been sticking their hands in many different cookie jars - from creating their own Intersect, to the assassination of global leaders.

They were captured at the end of Season 3 by Team Bartowski.
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Tropes Associated with the Elders:
* BigBad: For a good chunk of the show, they have been more or less the main bad guys.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: They seem to have several of these.
* EvilOldFolks: After TheReveal, most of them have been shown to be nothing but a bunch of helpless old farts.
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bastards]]
%%* NebulousEvilOrganisation
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen They Who Must Not Be Seen]]: A good deal of their screen time includes their faces being completely shadowed out.
%%* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

!!'''The Director'''

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Director\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM / The Ring]
Volkoff Industries]
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''Portrayed by... a bunch
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[[caption-width:177:"My name is Alexei Volkoff. I believe you were looking for me."]]

::''Portrayed by TimothyDalton''

[[spoiler:Born Hartley Winterbottom]], Alexei Volkoff is the [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} batshit crazy]] CEO and founder
of old people?''

Volkoff Industries, an arms manufacturer. He is a recluse, described by Casey as the "Russian [[TheAviator Howard Hughes]]." He is first mentioned in "Chuck Versus the Anniversary" by [[Creator/DolphLundgren Marco]]. He makes his first onscreen appearance in "Chuck Versus the First Fight".
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Tropes associated with Volkoff:
%%* AffablyEvil
* TheAtoner: In a rather hilarious manner, as he's trying to make amends to everyone he's hurt or rubbed the wrong way using his prison theraphy's 12-step-program, starting with his cutting in line of the prison cafeteria. Because he has "entitlement issues".
** [[spoiler: Played more seriously when the Hartley personality returns and he realizes he spent thirty years as a monster. He's especially disturbed and regretful of how he treated his daughter.]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: As in the above example, this is a man who has done some awful, ''awful'' things in his life. As he puts it, "everyone hates him." But when he starts making amends to those he wronged...'' he starts with an apology of cutting in a cafeteria line''.
* AxCrazy: Well, more like full on armored assault armed to the teeth with assault weapons and a bomb crazy.
* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler:Turns out that Alexei Volkoff was originally just a cover identity. Also see GoneHorriblyWrong and TomatoInTheMirror below.]]
%%* BigBad: Of Season 4.
%%* BreakingSpeech: He gives one to Chuck after TheReveal.
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CartoonishSupervillainy:
The Contessa has laser grid defenses, the entrance to the bunker with the last Norseman component can only be entered by beating the computer in chess and he hid the Hydra network in the glass eye of one of his mooks, among other things. Volkoff is undoubtedly the cartooniest villain in the show. [[spoiler:But only because it was the personality grafted onto him by the Intersect prototype]].
* CatchPhrase: '' "So much...[[ForTheEvulz fun!]]" ''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass / ObfuscatingStupidity: He's introduced as Gregory Tuttle, a meek and milquetoast handler for Frost. [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler By the end of the episode]] he's revealed to be Alexei Volkoff, the whole "meek and milquetoast" bit being a front.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The scary, mentally unstable sort.
%%* ControlFreak: Self-confessed.
* CoolShip: The Contessa, which he bought from Craigs List Dubai. He calls it his Floating Fotress... of Fun.
* CrazyPrepared: Not only is his ship, ''The Contessa'', loaded with state-of-the-art stealth weaponry, and a back-up supercomputer, but it's also got a genuine ''ice cream parlor''.
** Not
five superiors who both command The Ring, as well as Fulcrum. Their motives minutes after the revelation, he's seen plotting while snacking on a double-scoop.
** Has a receptacle ready for whenever he uses a Q-tip to take a DNA sample from his mouth to get into secret lair.
%%* DiabolicalMastermind
* TheDreaded: Some of the most dangerous people of the world
are unknown, but they downright ''terrified'' of him, and rightly so.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: He and Vivian so far are the only "villains" in the series to
have been sticking their hands received a HappilyEverAfter, made even more awesome with how in many different cookie jars - from creating their own the ending he gives all of his Volkoff assets to Chuck and Sarah...a total of [[WealthyEverAfter 884 million dollars!]] ]]
* EvilBrit / RenegadeRussian: Plyed with; while he has a Russian name, acts like a typical RenegadeRussian, is stationed ''in'' Russia and was supposedly born there, and models his business after Stalin-era Soviet Russia, he speaks with a very distinctive British accent and uses mostly British slang, as does his daughter. [[spoiler: Probably forshadowing for the fact that he's not actually Russian]].
* EvilCounterpart: To Stephen Bartowski in that [[spoiler:he became evil testing an Intersect prototype on himself]].
%%* EvilGenius
* EvilGloating: He loves it so much that [[spoiler:Chuck's BatmanGambit against him was entirely based on getting him to gloat so he could harvest various words to reconstruct his voiceprint password]].
* GoKartingWithBowser: Spends part of an episode getting to meet the Bartowskis through a game of charades.
** This in the latter half of an episode where he stormed the Buy More, disabled the CIA defenses, held Jeff and Lester hostage, and nearly followed through on a threat to kill Chuck for "capturing/threatening" Frost.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: [[spoiler:He was a test subject (Agent X) for a prototype
Intersect, intended to imprint a cover personality. Then the assassination of global leaders.

They were captured at
cover personality started to take over...]]
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The first few episodes only; he gets his first real appearance in "Chuck Versus
the end of Season 3 by Team Bartowski.
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Tropes Associated
First Fight".
* HeartbrokenBadass: Volkoff may be a crazy, psychotic arms dealer and international terrorist. But he's also a ''loveable'' psychotic arms dealer and terrorist, which makes you feel all the more sorry for him when [[spoiler: his daughter betrays him, and leaves him for dead.]]
* TheHeavy: [[spoiler:One could argue that Alexei Volkoff's ''existence'' is what caused the series to happen, as it was what would tear the Bartowski family apart. Stephen Bartowski's guilt over the whole ordeal caused him to leave his family and spend almost his ''entire career'' trying to fix what happened to his friend. It was only compounded when his wife went undercover into Volkoff Industries and the cover identity implanted in Hartley fell in love
with the Elders:
* BigBad: For a good chunk of the show, they have been more or less the main bad guys.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: They seem
her, forcing her to have several of these.
* EvilOldFolks: After TheReveal, most of them have been shown to be nothing but
abandon her family for a bunch of helpless old farts.
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bastards]]
long term undercover assignment.]]
%%* NebulousEvilOrganisation
JekyllAndHyde
%%* LargeHam: ''Delicious'' ham, too.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen They Who Must Not Be Seen]]: A good deal of their screen time includes their faces MoralityChain: He sincerely regrets being completely shadowed out.
a DisappearedDad, and now desperately wants any kind of connection he can get with his daughter.
%%* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

!!'''The Director'''
NebulousEvilOrganisation: Volkoff Industries
* OmniscientDatabase: [[spoiler:Has (had) access to: Alpha Intersect]].
%%* PsychopathicManchild
%%* PsychoPrototype: [[spoiler:For the Intersect program.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Mary Bartowski's [=MI6=] handler? He is actually Alexei Volkoff.]]
** [[spoiler:He is actually a deep-cover CIA agent; his Volkoff identity was created from whole cloth by Orion's original Intersect.]]
* ShadowArchetype: [[spoiler:He is what Chuck could have become if he let the Intersect take over his life]].
* SweetTooth: If the fact that his ship has an ice cream parlor is anything to go by...
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Alexei Volkoff is actually a false identity created by an early Intersect program for a CIA agent. However, that identity ended up taking over completely.]]
%%* VillainousCrush: On Frost.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Has he reunited with his mother?
%%* {{Yandere}}: Over Frost.

!!'''Vivian [=McArthur=] [=/=] Vivian Volkoff'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Director\\
'''Affiliation''': The Ring]
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[[caption-width:177:"Now this is brazen."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/MarkSheppard''

The Director is the [[IncrediblyLamePun direct]] head of The Ring - of seemingly equal authority as The Elders, he is the driving force of many, if not all of their operations. He has somehow obtained surveillance footage of Sarah's red test, and was directly responsible for Shaw's FaceHeelTurn.

He was soon captured by the then civilian Casey, who traded him to earn back his rank, a new Crown Victoria, and making Morgan an official spy of Team Bartowski.
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Tropes Associated with The Director:
* AffablyEvil & FauxAffablyEvil
* BigBad: Of the first half of Season 3. He's the leader of the Ring, and the one responsible for [[spoiler: Daniel Shaw's StartOfDarkness.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: Turns Shaw evil by revealing that Sarah killed his wife.]]
* NoNameGiven: He is only ever referred to as The Director.
* SchmuckBait: Easily pulls one on Chuck and Sarah.

!!'''Daniel Shaw'''

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Director\\
'''Affiliation''': The Ring]
Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"Now this is brazen.[[caption-width:177:"You don't know who I am. You have both lied to me, betrayed me, and shattered my life."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/MarkSheppard''

The Director
Lauren Cohan''

A young woman targeted for assassination by one of Volkoff's old lieutenants. She
is believed to have the [[IncrediblyLamePun direct]] head of The Ring - of seemingly equal authority as The Elders, he key to Volkoff's Hydra database, which is the driving force of many, if not all of their operations. He has somehow obtained surveillance footage of Sarah's red test, and was directly responsible for Shaw's FaceHeelTurn.

He was soon captured by the then civilian Casey, who traded him
needed to earn back take over his rank, a new Crown Victoria, and making Morgan an official spy of Team Bartowski.
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Tropes Associated with The Director:
* AffablyEvil & FauxAffablyEvil
* BigBad: Of the first half of Season 3. He's the leader of the Ring, and the one responsible for
association. [[spoiler: Daniel Shaw's StartOfDarkness.She is Volkoff's daughter and originally had no knowledge of what her father did, or that the reason he had been sending her to various schools was to groom her as his successor. While she originally seems willing to help, her father's lawyer is able to manipulate her into thinking Chuck, and by extension the CIA, were just using her, prompting her to turn against them and take over her father's company, becoming the BigBad for the last chunk of season 4.]]
----
Tropes associated with Vivian:
* ManipulativeBastard: ActionGirl / FauxActionGirl: Has a black belt but has yet to be shown doing any hand-to-hand combat. However, she's no DistressedDamsel either.
-->'''Boris:''' You were skeetshooting at age 7, had your black belt by 13, and by the time you graduated from the London School of Economics, you were fluent in 5 languages.
%%* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]]
%%* BadassNormal
* BreakTheCutie: You can't blame her for being pissed, her father and the CIA both lied to her, she had no other place to go for answers.
* CatchPhrase: "Nobody can/will be able to touch me, ever."
* EvilCostumeSwitch: After becoming a villain, she starts wearing more black clothes and leather.
%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* KarmaHoudini:
[[spoiler: Turns Shaw evil by revealing At the end of season four she's given a blank identity so that Sarah killed his wife.she can start afresh and faces no consequences for the numerous attempts she made on the lives of Team Bartowski, actual successful murders of several other people, and whatever other crimes were committed either by her or on her behalf while running her father's company.]]
* NoNameGiven: He is only ever referred to LonelyRichKid: Grew up as The Director.
one.
* SchmuckBait: Easily pulls one on Chuck and Sarah.

!!'''Daniel Shaw'''
ParentalAbandonment: Though her father did pay for her schooling, Vivian says that he was never a part of her life.
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: How she was defeated.

!!'''Heather Chandler'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA / The Ring]
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[[caption-width:177:"Sometimes he sounds like Bond, other times it's like a Jerry Lewis movie."]]

''Portrayed by [[Film/SupermanReturns Brandon Routh]]''

A special agent who worked for the CIA, Shaw specialized in Ring intelligence and was sent in as the supervisor of Operation Bartowski to make progress against The Ring. During his stay there, he developed a romance with Sarah, but was ultimately short-lived after it was [[TheReveal revealed]] that [[spoiler:she killed his wife on the CIA's orders]]. What followed suit was a prompt FaceHeelTurn with a subtle form of a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.

Mid-season, he was shot and [[DisneyDeath killed]] by Chuck, but ultimately survived - cementing his status as the season's BigBad. He was finally beaten and apprehended at the end of Season 3.

[[spoiler:He makes a return during the fifth season, and reveals himself to be the BigBad once again, having blackmailed Decker and Cunnings to be his [[{{Mook}} mooks]]. His plan was to use the Omen virus to pilfer then destroy every government database in the world, and use the information to update his own Intersect and become America's single most valuable asset. He was however OutGambitted by Chuck, and later knocked out by Ellie.]]
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Tropes Associated with Shaw:
%%* TheAce
* AntiHero: Starts off this way.
** AntiVillain: Type II, mid-way through.
*** Then into full blown ObviouslyEvil territory, clearly enjoying the damage he causes just because.
* ArchEnemy: To Chuck. They both come from a similar background, both have a profound dislike of guns, both love Sarah, and both end up with an Intersect. Following Shaw's defection, he kills [[spoiler:Stephen]] and attempts to kill Sarah several times as well. He also has one of his [[{{Mook}} mooks]] manipulate Ellie into making it easier for him to break up their team and take over the CIA.
** Also showcased in that Shaw is the only character in the whole series that Chuck willfully shot to kill.
** And, he's also the show's most recurring villain, playing the part of BigBad in the third season [[spoiler:as well as the fifth and final]].
* BackFromTheDead: DoubleSubversion. Morgan {{lampshades}} his NeverFoundTheBody death, and then Chuck and Sarah learn that the Ring was after his will-thing so they assume he is dead.
* BigBad: Shares this spot with the Ring Elders in Season 3. [[spoiler:And splits BigBad duties for the first half of the final season, with Quinn taking over the last couple of episodes]].
* ChekhovsGunman: He is first introduced as a silent figure whom Beckman talks to as he walks away, and appears as a CIA agent targeted by the Ring not long after.
%%* CrazyPrepared
* DeliberateInjuryGambit: Shaw pulls off a rare non-fighting example in "Chuck Verses the Subway". [[spoiler: Chuck notices he has an Intersect and tries to prove this in front of the CIA by throwing a knife at him to prove the SuperReflexes that the Intersect gives him. Shaw manages to turn this around by ''letting himself be impaled by the knife'' and uses this incident to prove that Chuck is insane]].
* TheDeterminator: Not only does he survive a double-tap to the chest and [[NeverFoundTheBody falling into a river]], but he also brushes off a rocket explosion with little more than a mild KO.
* TheDragon
** DragonInChief: As of "Chuck Versus the Living Dead", he has an Intersect.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood:
** Having seen Chuck in action several times, and having had access to his psychological profile, Shaw is convinced that Chuck will never use lethal force for any reason -- not even to protect someone he loves. When Shaw attempts to kill Sarah, he learns the hard way that Chuck's willing to make an exception just for him.
** Despite the fact that Shaw ''knows'' that both Devon and Morgan are in on Chuck's double life, and that they're very close, Shaw never seems to take either of them into account while planning his master stroke against Chuck, Sarah, Casey and Beckman. Shaw gloats prematurely, and the B squad of Team Bartowski launches a rescue effort that takes him entirely by surprise.
%%* EvilCounterpart: To Chuck, as of "Chuck Versus the Living Dead".
* FaceHeelTurn: After learning that [[IKnewIt Sarah's red test was to kill his wife]].
* GambitRoulette: Most of his plans; see OmniscientMoralityLicense below.
%%* GuileHero: Before his FaceHeelTurn.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8We0FVflGaU Kettering, by The Antlers]]'' - fitting song given his status as the show's TragicVillain.
** The whole song is played during the moment when Chuck [[NotQuiteDead kills]] him to save Sarah.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: He loved his wife. [[spoiler: When he finds out that his girlfriend Sarah, was the one who killed her, he snaps.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:In season five, it's revealed that he was the one giving orders to Clyde Decker in another attempt at taking over the CIA.]]
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* OmniscientDatabase: Has (had) access to: Ring Intersect.
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: His plans tend to rely on an obscene amount of luck, and generally put Chuck in far more danger than someone with his lack of training is accustomed to.
%%* RivalTurnedEvil: A variant on the theme
* SanitySlippage: Upon finding out that [[spoiler:the girl he loved killed his wife]], he ''snapped'', and could only cope with it through revenge and one power grab after another.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Largely averted, although he did come in very conveniently after Bryce's death. His relationships with the other characters are quite different.
* TragicVillain: The show's ideal example. He was an excellent agent and an overall good man. But, like Chuck, he was far too emotional when doing his job. Unlike Chuck, however, Shaw let his emotions, and his inability to cope with the past, control and ultimate destroy him. By [[spoiler:season 5]], he crossed the line with his SanitySlippage.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Discrediting the Intersect project was his first step in taking over the CIA and destroying it from the inside.
%%* {{Yandere}}: Over his deceased wife.

!!'''Justin Sullivan'''
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'''Affiliation''': The Ring]
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[[caption-width:177:"Shaw, Bartowski's infiltrated the base."]]

''Portrayed by Scott Holroyd''

Justin was a CIA agent and security coordinator for Doctors Without Borders, who truly worked for The Ring. He poisoned Awesome, and got close to Ellie to manipulate her into giving away her father's location.

In the end, he was captured whilst escorting the Elders to safety.
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Tropes Associated with Justin:
%%* AffablyEvil
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
%%* TheDragon: To Shaw.
%%* JerkAss
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* VillainWithGoodPublicity

[[WMG:'''Hugo Panzer''']]

to:

'''Affiliation''': The Ring]
Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"Shaw, Bartowski's infiltrated the base.[[caption-width:177:"Thanks for that, movie dork. I bet you have like a Tron poster in your room."]]

''Portrayed by Scott Holroyd''

Justin
[[Creator/ParisHilton Nicole Richie]]''

Heather
was a CIA agent [[TheBully high school]] [[BlatantLies friend]] of Sarah Walker, who Heather knew under the alias Jenny Burton. She married Mark Ratner, a high school nerd who ended up as a wealthy engineer. She illegally sold several of his secrets on the black market and security coordinator for Doctors Without Borders, who truly worked for The Ring. He poisoned Awesome, and got close to Ellie to manipulate her into giving away her father's location.

In the end, he
was eventually captured whilst escorting by Team Chuck. She later reveals that she was working for Volkoff Industries. She first appeared in "Chuck Versus the Elders to safety.
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Cougars" and returned in "Chuck Versus the Cubic Z".
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Tropes Associated associated with Justin:
%%* AffablyEvil
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
%%* TheDragon: To Shaw.
%%* JerkAss
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* VillainWithGoodPublicity

[[WMG:'''Hugo Panzer''']]
Heather:
* AlphaBitch: Heather was this in high school and remains one into adulthood.
* BreakingSpeech: In her second appearance, Heather is able to figure out that Sarah and Chuck are together as well as prey on Sarah's insecurities about their relationship.
* {{Callback}}: Turns out that deal she made with with the [[TheMafiya Russian Mafia]] during Season 2 was for Volkoff from the start.
* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: She's this to Sarah. Even after severely kicking her ass in her first appearance, Sarah is visibly intimidated when she sees her again, while she clearly takes great delight in getting a chance to continue her bullying, even lampshading this trope in her second episode, referring to her as her 'High School Punching bag.


!!'''Marco'''



'''Affiliation''': The Ring / Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"''Grrr.''"]]

''Portrayed by [[StoneColdSteveAustin Steve Austin]]''

A Ring operative who was transporting a lock-box key on a flight to Paris. He is an expert at close-range combat, and a master swordsman.

He was knocked out a total of three times by Chuck during the flight, and was apprehended in Paris. He returns in "Chuck Versus the Cubic Z", now allied with Alexei Volkoff.
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Tropes Associated with Hugo Panzer:
* TheAce: Implied to be the greatest swordsman in the world. And true enough, Chuck (with the Intersect) could only beat him by burying him in falling luggage. ...Twice.
* AffablyEvil: When not on the job, he's actually a generally nice guy, "saving" Chuck from [[BlatantLies from an annoying woman]] by giving him the seat next to his, and offering to fix his pen. That said...he ''really'' [[BloodKnight likes his job]].
* AwesomeMcCoolName [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast To Run Away From Really Fast]]: When a giant guy named "Hugo Panzer" walks in, you'd damn better run away...
* BadassNormal: Hugo is one of the few, if not the ''only'' guy to soundly beat Chuck (Whilst uploaded with the Intersect 2.0) in a fair one-on-one match.
%%* BaldOfAwesome
%%* BaldOfEvil
* BareFistedMonk: Implied to be a master of bare-hand combat.
* ButtMonkey: He's knocked out a total of three times during his flight: First time, he's tranq'd by Chuck. Second time he's knocked out by falling luggage. Third time he's... knocked out by more falling luggage.
%%* GiantMook
* MookFaceTurn: Following The Ring's destruction, he was more than happy to ally himself with [[BigBad Alexei Volkoff]].
* SayMyName
--> ''"CAAAARMICHAAAEEEL!!!"''
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Subverted. Introduced as an expert in "close quarters combat", it turns out he's actually an expert with ''a sword''. That said, Hannah guesses that he's a [[ShoutOut professional wrestler when boarding the plane.]]
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[[folder:Volkoff Industries]]
!!'''Alexei Volkoff / [[spoiler:Hartley Winterbottom / Agent X]]'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Director\\



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[[caption-width:177:"My name is Alexei Volkoff. I believe you were looking for me."]]

::''Portrayed by TimothyDalton''

[[spoiler:Born Hartley Winterbottom]], Alexei Volkoff is the [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} batshit crazy]] CEO and founder of Volkoff Industries, an arms manufacturer. He is a recluse, described by Casey as the "Russian [[TheAviator Howard Hughes]]." He is first mentioned in "Chuck Versus the Anniversary" by [[Creator/DolphLundgren Marco]]. He makes his first onscreen appearance in "Chuck Versus the First Fight".

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[[caption-width:177:"My name is Alexei Volkoff. I believe you were looking for me.[[caption-width:177:"I must break you..."]]

::''Portrayed ''Portrayed by TimothyDalton''

[[spoiler:Born Hartley Winterbottom]], Alexei Volkoff is
Creator/DolphLundgren''

A GiantMook under
the [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} batshit crazy]] CEO employ of Mr. Volkoff, Marco was in the process of smuggling a powerful EMP device until he was thwarted by Chuck and founder of Volkoff Industries, an arms manufacturer. He is a recluse, described by Casey as the "Russian [[TheAviator Howard Hughes]]." He is first mentioned in "Chuck Versus the Anniversary" by [[Creator/DolphLundgren Marco]]. He makes his first onscreen appearance in "Chuck Versus the First Fight".crew.

[[spoiler:He was shot and killed by Mary Elizabeth Bartowski.]]



Tropes associated with Volkoff:
%%* AffablyEvil
* TheAtoner: In a rather hilarious manner, as he's trying to make amends to everyone he's hurt or rubbed the wrong way using his prison theraphy's 12-step-program, starting with his cutting in line of the prison cafeteria. Because he has "entitlement issues".
** [[spoiler: Played more seriously when the Hartley personality returns and he realizes he spent thirty years as a monster. He's especially disturbed and regretful of how he treated his daughter.]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: As in the above example, this is a man who has done some awful, ''awful'' things in his life. As he puts it, "everyone hates him." But when he starts making amends to those he wronged...'' he starts with an apology of cutting in a cafeteria line''.
* AxCrazy: Well, more like full on armored assault armed to the teeth with assault weapons and a bomb crazy.
* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler:Turns out that Alexei Volkoff was originally just a cover identity. Also see GoneHorriblyWrong and TomatoInTheMirror below.]]
%%* BigBad: Of Season 4.
%%* BreakingSpeech: He gives one to Chuck after TheReveal.
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CartoonishSupervillainy: The Contessa has laser grid defenses, the entrance to the bunker with the last Norseman component can only be entered by beating the computer in chess and he hid the Hydra network in the glass eye of one of his mooks, among other things. Volkoff is undoubtedly the cartooniest villain in the show. [[spoiler:But only because it was the personality grafted onto him by the Intersect prototype]].
* CatchPhrase: '' "So much...[[ForTheEvulz fun!]]" ''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass / ObfuscatingStupidity: He's introduced as Gregory Tuttle, a meek and milquetoast handler for Frost. [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler By the end of the episode]] he's revealed to be Alexei Volkoff, the whole "meek and milquetoast" bit being a front.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The scary, mentally unstable sort.
%%* ControlFreak: Self-confessed.
* CoolShip: The Contessa, which he bought from Craigs List Dubai. He calls it his Floating Fotress... of Fun.
* CrazyPrepared: Not only is his ship, ''The Contessa'', loaded with state-of-the-art stealth weaponry, and a back-up supercomputer, but it's also got a genuine ''ice cream parlor''.
** Not five minutes after the revelation, he's seen plotting while snacking on a double-scoop.
** Has a receptacle ready for whenever he uses a Q-tip to take a DNA sample from his mouth to get into secret lair.
%%* DiabolicalMastermind
* TheDreaded: Some of the most dangerous people of the world are downright ''terrified'' of him, and rightly so.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: He and Vivian so far are the only "villains" in the series to have received a HappilyEverAfter, made even more awesome with how in the ending he gives all of his Volkoff assets to Chuck and Sarah...a total of [[WealthyEverAfter 884 million dollars!]] ]]
* EvilBrit / RenegadeRussian: Plyed with; while he has a Russian name, acts like a typical RenegadeRussian, is stationed ''in'' Russia and was supposedly born there, and models his business after Stalin-era Soviet Russia, he speaks with a very distinctive British accent and uses mostly British slang, as does his daughter. [[spoiler: Probably forshadowing for the fact that he's not actually Russian]].
* EvilCounterpart: To Stephen Bartowski in that [[spoiler:he became evil testing an Intersect prototype on himself]].
%%* EvilGenius
* EvilGloating: He loves it so much that [[spoiler:Chuck's BatmanGambit against him was entirely based on getting him to gloat so he could harvest various words to reconstruct his voiceprint password]].
* GoKartingWithBowser: Spends part of an episode getting to meet the Bartowskis through a game of charades.
** This in the latter half of an episode where he stormed the Buy More, disabled the CIA defenses, held Jeff and Lester hostage, and nearly followed through on a threat to kill Chuck for "capturing/threatening" Frost.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: [[spoiler:He was a test subject (Agent X) for a prototype Intersect, intended to imprint a cover personality. Then the cover personality started to take over...]]
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The first few episodes only; he gets his first real appearance in "Chuck Versus the First Fight".
* HeartbrokenBadass: Volkoff may be a crazy, psychotic arms dealer and international terrorist. But he's also a ''loveable'' psychotic arms dealer and terrorist, which makes you feel all the more sorry for him when [[spoiler: his daughter betrays him, and leaves him for dead.]]
* TheHeavy: [[spoiler:One could argue that Alexei Volkoff's ''existence'' is what caused the series to happen, as it was what would tear the Bartowski family apart. Stephen Bartowski's guilt over the whole ordeal caused him to leave his family and spend almost his ''entire career'' trying to fix what happened to his friend. It was only compounded when his wife went undercover into Volkoff Industries and the cover identity implanted in Hartley fell in love with her, forcing her to abandon her family for a long term undercover assignment.]]
%%* JekyllAndHyde
%%* LargeHam: ''Delicious'' ham, too.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* MoralityChain: He sincerely regrets being a DisappearedDad, and now desperately wants any kind of connection he can get with his daughter.
%%* NebulousEvilOrganisation: Volkoff Industries
* OmniscientDatabase: [[spoiler:Has (had) access to: Alpha Intersect]].
%%* PsychopathicManchild
%%* PsychoPrototype: [[spoiler:For the Intersect program.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Mary Bartowski's [=MI6=] handler? He is actually Alexei Volkoff.]]
** [[spoiler:He is actually a deep-cover CIA agent; his Volkoff identity was created from whole cloth by Orion's original Intersect.]]
* ShadowArchetype: [[spoiler:He is what Chuck could have become if he let the Intersect take over his life]].
* SweetTooth: If the fact that his ship has an ice cream parlor is anything to go by...
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Alexei Volkoff is actually a false identity created by an early Intersect program for a CIA agent. However, that identity ended up taking over completely.]]
%%* VillainousCrush: On Frost.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Has he reunited with his mother?
%%* {{Yandere}}: Over Frost.

!!'''Vivian [=McArthur=] [=/=] Vivian Volkoff'''

to:

Tropes associated with Volkoff:
%%* AffablyEvil
Marco:
* TheAtoner: In a rather hilarious manner, ActorAllusion: His role as he's trying to make amends to everyone he's hurt or rubbed the wrong way using his prison theraphy's 12-step-program, starting with his cutting in line of the prison cafeteria. Because he has "entitlement issues".
** [[spoiler: Played more seriously when the Hartley personality returns and he realizes he spent thirty years as a monster. He's especially disturbed and regretful of how he treated his daughter.]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: As in the above example, this
[[Film/RockyIV Ivan Drago]] is a man who has done some awful, ''awful'' things in his life. As he puts it, "everyone hates him." But when he starts making amends to those he wronged...'' he starts with an apology of cutting in a cafeteria line''.
referenced.
--> '''Marco''': I must ''break'' you.
* AxCrazy: Well, more like full on armored assault armed to the teeth with assault weapons and a bomb crazy.
* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler:Turns out that Alexei Volkoff was originally just a cover identity. Also see GoneHorriblyWrong and TomatoInTheMirror below.]]
%%* BigBad: Of Season 4.
%%* BreakingSpeech: He gives one to Chuck after TheReveal.
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CartoonishSupervillainy: The Contessa has laser grid defenses, the entrance to the bunker with the last Norseman component can only be entered by beating the computer in chess and he hid the Hydra network in the glass eye of one of his mooks, among other things. Volkoff is undoubtedly the cartooniest villain in the show. [[spoiler:But only because it was the personality grafted onto him by the Intersect prototype]].
* CatchPhrase: '' "So much...[[ForTheEvulz fun!]]" ''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass / ObfuscatingStupidity: He's introduced as Gregory Tuttle, a meek and milquetoast handler for Frost. [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler By the end of the episode]] he's revealed to be Alexei Volkoff, the whole "meek and milquetoast" bit being a front.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The scary, mentally unstable sort.
%%* ControlFreak: Self-confessed.
* CoolShip: The Contessa, which he bought from Craigs List Dubai. He calls it his Floating Fotress... of Fun.
* CrazyPrepared: Not only is his ship, ''The Contessa'', loaded with state-of-the-art stealth weaponry, and a back-up supercomputer, but it's also got a genuine ''ice cream parlor''.
** Not five minutes after the revelation, he's seen plotting while snacking on a double-scoop.
** Has a receptacle ready for whenever he uses a Q-tip to take a DNA sample from his mouth to get into secret lair.
%%* DiabolicalMastermind
* TheDreaded: Some of the most dangerous people of the world are downright ''terrified'' of him, and rightly so.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: He and Vivian so far are the only "villains" in the series to
EvenEvilHasLovedOnes
-->'''Marco''': Please, I
have received a HappilyEverAfter, made even more awesome with how in the ending he gives all of his Volkoff assets to Chuck and Sarah...a total of [[WealthyEverAfter 884 million dollars!]] ]]
* EvilBrit / RenegadeRussian: Plyed with; while he has a Russian name, acts like a typical RenegadeRussian, is stationed ''in'' Russia and was supposedly born there, and models his business after Stalin-era Soviet Russia, he speaks with a very distinctive British accent and uses mostly British slang, as does his daughter. [[spoiler: Probably forshadowing for the fact that he's not actually Russian]].
* EvilCounterpart: To Stephen Bartowski in that [[spoiler:he became evil testing an Intersect prototype on himself]].
family.
-->'''[[spoiler:Mary Bartowski/Frost]]''': So do I.
%%* EvilGenius
* EvilGloating: He loves it so much that [[spoiler:Chuck's BatmanGambit against him was entirely based on getting him to gloat so he could harvest various words to reconstruct his voiceprint password]].
* GoKartingWithBowser: Spends part of an episode getting to meet the Bartowskis through a game of charades.
** This in the latter half of an episode where he stormed the Buy More, disabled the CIA defenses, held Jeff and Lester hostage, and nearly followed through on a threat to kill Chuck for "capturing/threatening" Frost.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: [[spoiler:He was a test subject (Agent X) for a prototype Intersect, intended to imprint a cover personality. Then the cover personality started to take over...]]
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The first few episodes only; he gets his first real appearance in "Chuck Versus the First Fight".
* HeartbrokenBadass: Volkoff may be a crazy, psychotic arms dealer and international terrorist. But he's also a ''loveable'' psychotic arms dealer and terrorist, which makes you feel all the more sorry for him when [[spoiler: his daughter betrays him, and leaves him for dead.]]
* TheHeavy: [[spoiler:One could argue that Alexei Volkoff's ''existence'' is what caused the series to happen, as it was what would tear the Bartowski family apart. Stephen Bartowski's guilt over the whole ordeal caused him to leave his family and spend almost his ''entire career'' trying to fix what happened to his friend. It was only compounded when his wife went undercover into Volkoff Industries and the cover identity implanted in Hartley fell in love with her, forcing her to abandon her family for a long term undercover assignment.]]
GeniusBruiser
%%* JekyllAndHyde
%%* LargeHam: ''Delicious'' ham, too.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
GiantMook
* MoralityChain: He sincerely regrets being a DisappearedDad, and now desperately wants any kind of connection he can get with his daughter.
%%* NebulousEvilOrganisation: Volkoff Industries
RedScare: Casey's attitude towards Marco.
* OmniscientDatabase: [[spoiler:Has (had) access to: Alpha Intersect]].
%%* PsychopathicManchild
%%* PsychoPrototype: [[spoiler:For the Intersect program.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Mary Bartowski's [=MI6=] handler? He is actually Alexei Volkoff.]]
** [[spoiler:He is actually a deep-cover CIA agent; his Volkoff identity was created from whole cloth by Orion's original Intersect.]]
* ShadowArchetype: [[spoiler:He is what Chuck could have become if he let the Intersect take over his life]].
* SweetTooth: If the fact that his ship has an ice cream parlor is anything to go by...
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Alexei Volkoff is actually a false identity created by an early Intersect program for a CIA agent. However, that identity ended up taking over completely.]]
%%* VillainousCrush: On Frost.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Has he reunited with his mother?
%%* {{Yandere}}: Over Frost.

!!'''Vivian [=McArthur=] [=/=] Vivian Volkoff'''
TortureTechnician: A pretty lousy one, though...

!!'''Mr. Riley'''



'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Director\\

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'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Director\\Lawyer\\



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[[caption-width:177:"You don't know who I am. You have both lied to me, betrayed me, and shattered my life."]]

''Portrayed by Lauren Cohan''

A young woman targeted for assassination by one of Volkoff's old lieutenants. She is believed to have the key to Volkoff's Hydra database, which is needed to take over his association. [[spoiler: She is Volkoff's daughter and originally had no knowledge of what her father did, or that the reason he had been sending her to various schools was to groom her as his successor. While she originally seems willing to help, her father's lawyer is able to manipulate her into thinking Chuck, and by extension the CIA, were just using her, prompting her to turn against them and take over her father's company, becoming the BigBad for the last chunk of season 4.]]

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[[caption-width:177:"You don't know who I am. You have both lied [[caption-width:177:"Nobody ever said no to me, betrayed me, and shattered my life.your father."]]

''Portrayed by Lauren Cohan''

A young woman targeted for assassination by one of Volkoff's old lieutenants. She is believed to have the key to Volkoff's Hydra database, which is needed to take over
[[Series/TwinPeaks Ray Wise]]''

Volkoff Industry's attorney who takes Vivian under
his association. [[spoiler: She is Volkoff's daughter and originally had no knowledge of what her father did, or that the reason he had been sending her to various schools was to groom her as his successor. While she originally seems willing to help, her father's lawyer is able to manipulate her into thinking Chuck, and by extension the CIA, were just using her, prompting her to turn against them and take over her father's company, becoming the BigBad for the last chunk of season 4.]]wing.



Tropes associated with Vivian:
* ActionGirl / FauxActionGirl: Has a black belt but has yet to be shown doing any hand-to-hand combat. However, she's no DistressedDamsel either.
-->'''Boris:''' You were skeetshooting at age 7, had your black belt by 13, and by the time you graduated from the London School of Economics, you were fluent in 5 languages.
%%* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]]
%%* BadassNormal
* BreakTheCutie: You can't blame her for being pissed, her father and the CIA both lied to her, she had no other place to go for answers.
* CatchPhrase: "Nobody can/will be able to touch me, ever."
* EvilCostumeSwitch: After becoming a villain, she starts wearing more black clothes and leather.
%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: At the end of season four she's given a blank identity so that she can start afresh and faces no consequences for the numerous attempts she made on the lives of Team Bartowski, actual successful murders of several other people, and whatever other crimes were committed either by her or on her behalf while running her father's company.]]
* LonelyRichKid: Grew up as one.
* ParentalAbandonment: Though her father did pay for her schooling, Vivian says that he was never a part of her life.
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: How she was defeated.

!!'''Heather Chandler'''

to:

Tropes associated with Vivian:
Riley:
%%* AmoralAttorney
%%* TheDragon
%%* EvilMentor
* ActionGirl / FauxActionGirl: Has a black belt but has yet to be shown doing any hand-to-hand combat. However, she's no DistressedDamsel either.
-->'''Boris:''' You
LargeHam: For the life of him, ''he tries''. ...At the insistence of [[BunnyEarsLawyer Alexei]], naturally.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:He knew Volkoff and Hartley
were skeetshooting at age 7, had your black belt by 13, and by the time you graduated from the London School of Economics, you were fluent in 5 languages.
%%* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]]
%%* BadassNormal
* BreakTheCutie: You can't blame her for being pissed, her father
one and the CIA both lied to her, she had no other place to go same]]. He's also primarily responsible for answers.
* CatchPhrase: "Nobody can/will be able to touch me, ever."
* EvilCostumeSwitch: After becoming a villain, she starts wearing more black clothes and leather.
%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: At the end of season four she's given a blank identity so that she can start afresh and faces no consequences for the numerous attempts she made on the lives of Team Bartowski, actual successful murders of several other people, and whatever other crimes were committed either by her or on her behalf while running her father's company.]]
* LonelyRichKid: Grew up as one.
* ParentalAbandonment: Though her father did pay for her schooling,
Vivian says that turning evil, and does what he was never a part of can to push her life.
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: How she was defeated.

!!'''Heather Chandler'''
further to the dark side.

!!'''Yuri The Gobbler'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\Operative / Bodyguard\\



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[[caption-width:177:"Thanks for that, movie dork. I bet you have like a Tron poster in your room."]]

''Portrayed by [[Creator/ParisHilton Nicole Richie]]''

Heather was a [[TheBully high school]] [[BlatantLies friend]] of Sarah Walker, who Heather knew under the alias Jenny Burton. She married Mark Ratner, a high school nerd who ended up as a wealthy engineer. She illegally sold several of his secrets on the black market and was eventually captured by Team Chuck. She later reveals that she was working for Volkoff Industries. She first appeared in "Chuck Versus the Cougars" and returned in "Chuck Versus the Cubic Z".

to:

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[[caption-width:177:"Thanks for that, movie dork. I bet you have like a Tron poster in your room."]]

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[[caption-width:177:''"Don't '''ever''' ask me why he's called "The Gobbler". It's because he... well...eats people."'' ~ Volkoff, on Yuri]]

''Portrayed by [[Creator/ParisHilton Nicole Richie]]''

Heather
Matthew Willig''

Real name - '''Yuri Gobrienko'''. Volkoff's most trusted bodyguard and henchman. He had direct access to something Volkoff needed: His arms pipeline and network, "Hydra." After his escape from prison
was a [[TheBully high school]] [[BlatantLies friend]] of Sarah Walker, who Heather knew under the alias Jenny Burton. She married Mark Ratner, a high school nerd who ended up as a wealthy engineer. She illegally sold several of his secrets on the black market arranged and was eventually captured pulled off by Team Chuck. She later reveals that she Bartowski, [[YouHaveFailedMe he was working promptly disposed of by Volkoff]] for Volkoff Industries. She jeopardizing his entire network in the first appeared in "Chuck Versus the Cougars" and returned in "Chuck Versus the Cubic Z".place.



Tropes associated with Heather:
* AlphaBitch: Heather was this in high school and remains one into adulthood.
* BreakingSpeech: In her second appearance, Heather is able to figure out that Sarah and Chuck are together as well as prey on Sarah's insecurities about their relationship.
* {{Callback}}: Turns out that deal she made with with the [[TheMafiya Russian Mafia]] during Season 2 was for Volkoff from the start.
* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: She's this to Sarah. Even after severely kicking her ass in her first appearance, Sarah is visibly intimidated when she sees her again, while she clearly takes great delight in getting a chance to continue her bullying, even lampshading this trope in her second episode, referring to her as her 'High School Punching bag.


!!'''Marco'''

to:

Tropes associated with Heather:
The Gobbler:
%%* TheBigGuy
* AlphaBitch: Heather was this in high school and remains one into adulthood.
* BreakingSpeech: In her second appearance, Heather is able
IAmAHumanitarian: He doesn't waste time trying to figure take bites out that Sarah and of Chuck are together as well as prey on Sarah's insecurities about their relationship.
when they fight. If not for the Intersect, Chuck would have likely been eaten by him.
* {{Callback}}: Turns MadeOfIron: He was knocked out that deal she made with with the [[TheMafiya Russian Mafia]] during Season 2 was cold when Casey shot-put a toaster oven in his face, yet came out not too worse for wear afterwards.
* EyeScream: The data for accessing Hydra is found in his fake eye, which
Volkoff from the start.
* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: She's this to Sarah. Even
messily pops out after severely kicking her ass killing him.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Volkoff was none too happy that he was caught and endagered the Hydra network if they CIA discovered what was
in her first appearance, Sarah his eye.
** YouHaveFailedMe
* YouLookFamiliar: Willig previously appeared in "Chuck Versus the Tango" as La Ciudad's bodyguard, however WordOfGod confirms that Yuri
is visibly intimidated when she sees her again, while she clearly takes great delight in getting a chance to continue her bullying, even lampshading this trope in her second episode, referring to her as her 'High School Punching bag.


!!'''Marco'''
''not'' the same character.
%%* WeHardlyKnewYou
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Everyone Else]]
!!'''Alex [=McHugh=]'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"I must break you..."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/DolphLundgren''

A GiantMook under the employ of Mr. Volkoff, Marco was in the process of smuggling a powerful EMP device until he was thwarted by Chuck and his crew.

[[spoiler:He was shot and killed by Mary Elizabeth Bartowski.]]

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
None\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
None]
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[[caption-width:177:"I must break you...[[caption-width:177:"Whether you like it or not, dad, I'm not going anywhere."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/DolphLundgren''

A GiantMook under the employ
Mekenna Melvin''

The daughter
of Mr. Volkoff, Marco Alex Coburn [[spoiler:(alias John Casey)]] and Kathleen [=McHugh=]. Kathleen was in the process of smuggling a powerful EMP device until he told that Alex was thwarted by Chuck and his crew.

[[spoiler:He was shot and
killed in combat in 1989 (actually volunteered for a special unit) while she was pregnant with their daughter. [[spoiler:John first found out about his daughter twenty-one years later in "Chuck Versus the Tic Tac".]] After being targeted by Mary Elizabeth Bartowski.Ring agents, she becomes aware of her father's true occupation. [[spoiler:She is currently dating Morgan Grimes with her father's reluctant approval.]]



Tropes associated with Marco:
* ActorAllusion: His role as [[Film/RockyIV Ivan Drago]] is referenced.
--> '''Marco''': I must ''break'' you.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes
-->'''Marco''': Please, I have a family.
-->'''[[spoiler:Mary Bartowski/Frost]]''': So do I.
%%* GeniusBruiser
%%* GiantMook
* RedScare: Casey's attitude towards Marco.
* TortureTechnician: A pretty lousy one, though...

!!'''Mr. Riley'''

to:

Tropes associated with Marco:
Alex:
* ActorAllusion: His role ActionGirl: The potential is there, seeing as [[Film/RockyIV Ivan Drago]] is referenced.
--> '''Marco''':
she managed to stun Casey with a five-hit combo. [[spoiler:Of course, she's his ''daughter''.]] [[FauxActionGirl Sadly, beyond that one scene, we never see her in physical action again.]]
-->'''Alex:'''
I must ''break'' you.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes
-->'''Marco''': Please, I have a family.
-->'''[[spoiler:Mary Bartowski/Frost]]''': So do I.
got an A in my self-defense class!
%%* GeniusBruiser
%%* GiantMook
DeadGuyJunior
* RedScare: Casey's attitude towards Marco.
DisappearedDad: Alex Coburn died during an operation in Honduras in 1989 while Kathleen [=McHugh=] was pregnant. [[spoiler:His death was faked; he then joined a Black Ops team and takes on the name John Casey.]]
* TortureTechnician: A pretty lousy one, though...

!!'''Mr. Riley'''
[[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Extremely Dour Colonel's Beautiful Daughter]]

!!'''Generalissimo Alejandro Fulgencio Goya'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Lawyer\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"Nobody ever said no to your father."]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/TwinPeaks Ray Wise]]''

Volkoff Industry's attorney who takes Vivian under his wing.

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Lawyer\\
Dictator / General\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
The Republic of Costa Gravas]
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[[caption-width:177:"Nobody ever said no to your father."]]

[[caption-width:177:"Come...''to Costa Gravas!''"]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/TwinPeaks Ray Wise]]''

Volkoff Industry's attorney
Creator/ArmandAssante''

Dictator of [[BananaRepublic fictional Latin American country]] Costa Gravas. Four presidents (Gerald Ford, UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush) issued a kill order on him but failed. Those orders were carried out by John Casey,
who takes Vivian under Goya calls the "Angel of Death." He gained many enemies, both inside and outside his wing.country, when he decided to allow democratic elections. He is deeply fond of Captain Awesome, the man who saved his life, [[ChivalrousPervert and even fonder of his wife Ellie.]] He also respects Casey, who (unwillingly) gave donated blood to save him, and gives him a new nickname "Angel of Life."



Tropes associated with Riley:
%%* AmoralAttorney
%%* TheDragon
%%* EvilMentor
* LargeHam: For the life of him, ''he tries''. ...At the insistence of [[BunnyEarsLawyer Alexei]], naturally.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:He knew Volkoff and Hartley were one and the same]]. He's also primarily responsible for Vivian turning evil, and does what he can to push her further to the dark side.

!!'''Yuri The Gobbler'''

to:

Tropes associated with Riley:
Goya:
* AffablyEvil / FauxAffablyEvil
%%* AmoralAttorney
%%* TheDragon
%%* EvilMentor
BunnyEarsLawyer
* LargeHam: For the CaptainErsatz: He shares qualities with Fidel Castro but his larger than life persona and love of him, ''he tries''. ...At the insistence good life (not to mention his middle name) is more reminiscent of Fulgencio Batista.
%%* ChewingTheScenery
%%* ChivalrousPervert
* FamousNamedForeigner: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgencio_Batista Fulgencio]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Goya Goya]].
%%* FriendlyEnemy: To Casey.
%%* LargeHam
%%* RasputinianDeath: Had a few of these
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite his
[[BunnyEarsLawyer Alexei]], naturally.
quirks]], the guy is a relatively efficient dictator.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:He knew Volkoff SpicyLatina: Married to one.
* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell, Dictator?]]: Just as Casey
and Hartley were one and the same]]. He's also primarily responsible for Vivian turning evil, and does what Beckman thought he can may have truly sided with America - after the...who-knows-what attempt on his life, by ''[[spoiler:his own wife]]'' this time - they discover he purchased a [[NukeEm Nuclear ICBM]] from Volkoff. [[DudeNotFunny Directly calibrated to push her further to the dark side.

!!'''Yuri The Gobbler'''
hit a major southern city in North America]].

!!'''Gertrude Verbanski'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Operative / Bodyguard\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:''"Don't '''ever''' ask me why he's called "The Gobbler". It's because he... well...eats people."'' ~ Volkoff, on Yuri]]

''Portrayed by Matthew Willig''

Real name - '''Yuri Gobrienko'''. Volkoff's most trusted bodyguard and henchman. He had direct access to something Volkoff needed: His arms pipeline and network, "Hydra." After his escape from prison was arranged and pulled off by Team Bartowski, [[YouHaveFailedMe he was promptly disposed of by Volkoff]] for jeopardizing his entire network in the first place.

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Operative / Bodyguard\\
CEO\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
Verbanski Corporation]
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[[caption-width:177:''"Don't '''ever''' ask me why he's called "The Gobbler". It's because he... well...eats people."'' ~ Volkoff, on Yuri]]

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[[caption-width:177:"Sorry, if I got too physical. Must be the uniform."]]

''Portrayed by Matthew Willig''

Real name - '''Yuri Gobrienko'''. Volkoff's most trusted bodyguard and henchman. He
[[Film/TheMatrix Carrie Anne Moss]]''

A (presumably) Russian or Slavic PMC soldier who
had direct access to something Volkoff needed: His arms pipeline and network, "Hydra." After his escape from prison was arranged and pulled off by Team Bartowski, [[YouHaveFailedMe he was promptly disposed of by Volkoff]] for jeopardizing his entire network a moment with John Casey in the first place.past. She has now returned and is helping the team as well as providing Casey with some romance.



Tropes associated with The Gobbler:
%%* TheBigGuy
* IAmAHumanitarian: He doesn't waste time trying to take bites out of Chuck when they fight. If not for the Intersect, Chuck would have likely been eaten by him.
* MadeOfIron: He was knocked out cold when Casey shot-put a toaster oven in his face, yet came out not too worse for wear afterwards.
* EyeScream: The data for accessing Hydra is found in his fake eye, which Volkoff messily pops out after killing him.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Volkoff was none too happy that he was caught and endagered the Hydra network if they CIA discovered what was in his eye.
** YouHaveFailedMe
* YouLookFamiliar: Willig previously appeared in "Chuck Versus the Tango" as La Ciudad's bodyguard, however WordOfGod confirms that Yuri is ''not'' the same character.
%%* WeHardlyKnewYou
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Everyone Else]]
!!'''Alex [=McHugh=]'''

to:

Tropes associated with The Gobbler:
%%* TheBigGuy
Verbanski:
* IAmAHumanitarian: He doesn't waste time trying to take bites out of Chuck when they fight. If not for ActionGirl: She once disarmed Casey! ''(And even encased the Intersect, Chuck would have likely been eaten by him.
weapon she took from him!)''
* MadeOfIron: He was knocked out cold when BunnyEarsLawyer: Is an efficient operative and businesswoman in her own right. But, whenever Casey shot-put a toaster oven is involved, she either gets weak in his face, yet came out not too worse the knees, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial flustered]], or just plain ''[[{{Tsundere}} weird]]''.
%%* DarkActionGirl: Depends on the job.
%%* OfficialCouple: With Casey.
%%* PrivateMilitaryContractor
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Is a "master" of these. When flustered enough, ''[[BunnyEarsLawyer she'll begin ranting
for wear afterwards.
* EyeScream: The data for accessing Hydra is found in his fake eye, which Volkoff messily pops out after killing him.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Volkoff was none too happy that he was caught
no reason - even as no one brought anything up!]]''
-->''(Both Sarah
and endagered the Hydra network if they CIA discovered what was in his eye.
** YouHaveFailedMe
* YouLookFamiliar: Willig previously appeared in "Chuck Versus the Tango" as La Ciudad's bodyguard, however WordOfGod confirms that Yuri is ''not'' the same character.
%%* WeHardlyKnewYou
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Everyone Else]]
!!'''Alex [=McHugh=]'''
Verbanski silence a couple of mooks during a mission...)''
-->'''Verbanski:''' "...Fine! I love Casey! Just stop grilling me!"
-->'''Sarah:''' "[[FlatWhat ...]]"
%%ZCE* {{Tsundere}}

!!'''Jack Burton'''



'''Rank/Job:''' None\\

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' None\\Con Artist\\



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[[caption-width:177:"Whether you like it or not, dad, I'm not going anywhere."]]

''Portrayed by Mekenna Melvin''

The daughter of Alex Coburn [[spoiler:(alias John Casey)]] and Kathleen [=McHugh=]. Kathleen was told that Alex was killed in combat in 1989 (actually volunteered for a special unit) while she was pregnant with their daughter. [[spoiler:John first found out about his daughter twenty-one years later in "Chuck Versus the Tic Tac".]] After being targeted by Ring agents, she becomes aware of her father's true occupation. [[spoiler:She is currently dating Morgan Grimes with her father's reluctant approval.]]

to:

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[[caption-width:177:"Whether you like it or not, dad, I'm not going anywhere."]]

[[caption-width:177:"A thief has to run out of town as fast as he can, but a good con man can leave whenever he wants"]]

''Portrayed by Mekenna Melvin''

The daughter of Alex Coburn [[spoiler:(alias John Casey)]] and Kathleen [=McHugh=]. Kathleen was told that Alex was killed in combat in 1989 (actually volunteered for
Creator/GaryCole''

Sarah's somewhat estranged father. He is
a special unit) while two-bit ConMan who frequently involved Sarah when she was pregnant a kid in his schemes, and often rewarded her with their daughter. [[spoiler:John first ice cream or sometimes hard cash. Sarah claims that her experiences with him rubbed her the wrong way, but Jack ''(correctly)'' deduced that she had way more fun conning people than she would care to admit. That said, he always kept her well-being and happiness at heart, and in his own way, looked out for her.

When Sarah was in high school, Director Graham arrested him "for his own protection" after he conned a particularly dangerous man - this same incident was when she was recruited into the CIA. Jack however
found out about his daughter twenty-one years later in "Chuck Versus the Tic Tac".]] After her much later, and despite being targeted by Ring agents, she becomes aware on opposite sides of her father's true occupation. [[spoiler:She is currently dating Morgan Grimes with her father's reluctant approval.]]the law, he's proud of her. Using his skills as a confidence man, Jack helped out Chuck and his team on two seperate occassions: Freezing the funds of a powerful Sheikh, and obtaining Iranian nuclear missile plans.



Tropes associated with Alex:
* ActionGirl: The potential is there, seeing as she managed to stun Casey with a five-hit combo. [[spoiler:Of course, she's his ''daughter''.]] [[FauxActionGirl Sadly, beyond that one scene, we never see her in physical action again.]]
-->'''Alex:''' I got an A in my self-defense class!
%%* DeadGuyJunior
* DisappearedDad: Alex Coburn died during an operation in Honduras in 1989 while Kathleen [=McHugh=] was pregnant. [[spoiler:His death was faked; he then joined a Black Ops team and takes on the name John Casey.]]
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Extremely Dour Colonel's Beautiful Daughter]]

!!'''Generalissimo Alejandro Fulgencio Goya'''

to:

Tropes associated with Alex:
Jack:
* ActionGirl: The potential is there, seeing as she managed to stun AffablyEvil: Absolute bottom feeding scum of the Earth. But ''he's a hell of a dancer''.
* AffectionateNickname: Calls Chuck "schnuck" and
Casey "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin cop face.]]"
%%* ConMan
%%* CoolOldGuy
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A magnificent jerk
with a five-hit combo. [[spoiler:Of course, she's his ''daughter''.]] [[FauxActionGirl Sadly, beyond the biggest heart ever!
%%* TheNicknamer
* NoodleIncident: Exactly who Jack conned
that one scene, we prompted Graham to arrest him and enlist Sarah to protect them was never see her in physical action again.]]
-->'''Alex:''' I got an A in my self-defense class!
%%* DeadGuyJunior
expanded on.
* DisappearedDad: Alex Coburn died during an operation in Honduras in 1989 while Kathleen [=McHugh=] was pregnant. [[spoiler:His death was faked; WildCard: No matter how much he then joined loves Sarah, he's still a Black Ops team ConMan to the core, and takes on the name John Casey.]]
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Extremely Dour Colonel's Beautiful Daughter]]

!!'''Generalissimo Alejandro Fulgencio Goya'''
can never really be trusted.

!!'''Nicholas Quinn'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Dictator / General\\
'''Affiliation''': The Republic of Costa Gravas]
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[[caption-width:177:"Come...''to Costa Gravas!''"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/ArmandAssante''

Dictator of [[BananaRepublic fictional Latin American country]] Costa Gravas. Four presidents (Gerald Ford, UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush) issued a kill order on him but failed. Those orders were carried out by John Casey, who Goya calls the "Angel of Death." He gained many enemies, both inside and outside his country, when he decided to allow democratic elections. He is deeply fond of Captain Awesome, the man who saved his life, [[ChivalrousPervert and even fonder of his wife Ellie.]] He also respects Casey, who (unwillingly) gave donated blood to save him, and gives him a new nickname "Angel of Life."

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Dictator / General\\
Special Agent (formerly)\\
'''Affiliation''': The Republic of Costa Gravas]
CIA (formerly)]
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[[caption-width:177:"Come...''to Costa Gravas!''"]]

[[caption-width:177:"Nice to meet you. I'm Nicholas Quinn. And I'm about to become the Intersect."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/ArmandAssante''

Dictator
Angus Macfadyen''

A rogue freelance spy who has something
of [[BananaRepublic fictional Latin American country]] Costa Gravas. Four presidents (Gerald Ford, UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge vendetta against Chuck]], to put it very mellow. He was a top-grade CIA agent who was set to be the agency's first true Intersect Agent. However, Bryce Larkin happened. After that, his life and UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush) issued career began a kill order on him but failed. Those orders were carried downward spiral until he left the CIA and began to work freelance. ...[[LaserGuidedKarma For Fulcrum, The Ring, and Volkoff Industries]], all organizations which Chuck himself put out by John Casey, who Goya calls the "Angel of Death." He gained many enemies, both inside commission, and outside Quinn out of business. Quinn snapped, and made it his country, when he decided life's mission to allow democratic elections. He is deeply fond of Captain Awesome, the man who saved his life, [[ChivalrousPervert and make Chuck's life a living hell even fonder of worse than his wife Ellie.]] He also respects Casey, who (unwillingly) gave donated blood to save him, own, and gives him a new nickname "Angel of Life."
get the Intersect while he's at it, which technically is ''rightfully his anyway.''



Tropes associated with Goya:
* AffablyEvil / FauxAffablyEvil
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CaptainErsatz: He shares qualities with Fidel Castro but his larger than life persona and love of the good life (not to mention his middle name) is more reminiscent of Fulgencio Batista.
%%* ChewingTheScenery
%%* ChivalrousPervert
* FamousNamedForeigner: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgencio_Batista Fulgencio]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Goya Goya]].
%%* FriendlyEnemy: To Casey.
%%* LargeHam
%%* RasputinianDeath: Had a few of these
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite his [[BunnyEarsLawyer quirks]], the guy is a relatively efficient dictator.
* SpicyLatina: Married to one.
* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell, Dictator?]]: Just as Casey and Beckman thought he may have truly sided with America - after the...who-knows-what attempt on his life, by ''[[spoiler:his own wife]]'' this time - they discover he purchased a [[NukeEm Nuclear ICBM]] from Volkoff. [[DudeNotFunny Directly calibrated to hit a major southern city in North America]].

!!'''Gertrude Verbanski'''

to:

Tropes associated with Goya:
Quinn:
* AffablyEvil / FauxAffablyEvil
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CaptainErsatz:
ActionSurvivor: He shares qualities with Fidel Castro but has an incredible talent of escaping extremely dangerous situations. Practically an expy of [[Series/{{Alias}} Sark]].
** He survived being tortured for 378 days.
* ArchEnemy: While Chuck would more or less see Shaw as
his larger than life persona and love greatest enemy, Quinn openly views Chuck as his.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Being tortured for over a year in a hole didn't do anything for his sanity, or [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge anger management]].
* BigBad: Of the second-half
of the good life (not to mention his middle name) is more reminiscent of Fulgencio Batista.
final season.
%%* ChewingTheScenery
%%* ChivalrousPervert
TheChessmaster
* FamousNamedForeigner: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgencio_Batista Fulgencio]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Goya Goya]].
%%* FriendlyEnemy:
{{Determinator}}: To Casey.
%%* LargeHam
%%* RasputinianDeath: Had
a few of these
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite his [[BunnyEarsLawyer quirks]], the guy
practically hilarious degree - this is a relatively efficient dictator.
* SpicyLatina: Married
man who will stop at nothing to one.
get the Intersect. Case in point? Getting kicked out of a moving ''bullet train'', and ''[[RuleOfCool still somehow managing to get back inside]].''
* [[WhatTheHellHero What {{Knight Of Cerebus}}: His {{Mind Rape}} of Sarah made the final two episodes exceptionally dark for a normally light hearted show.
* LargeHam: Big time - although not quite as ''delicious'' as Volkoff.
--> "I'm former CIA too…
The Hell, Dictator?]]: Just as Casey Intersect was supposed to be ''mine''… But then Larkin stole it for ''you''. So I went back at into the field, and Beckman thought he may have truly sided with America then got captured… (laughs) Oooh, and tortured in a hole in the ground for 378 days - after the...who-knows-what attempt on '''''IN A HOLE!'''''"
--> "'''''[[WickedCultured ENOUGH OF THE KABUKI!]]'''''"
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* SanitySlippage: Chuck has, for the lack of better words, completely ruined
his life, by ''[[spoiler:his own wife]]'' even if unintentional. The constant repeats have driven the guy completely insane.
* UnknownRival: Chuck had no idea of what he did to
this time - they discover guy; no one knew him, or that he purchased a [[NukeEm Nuclear ICBM]] from Volkoff. [[DudeNotFunny Directly calibrated to hit a major southern city in North America]].

!!'''Gertrude Verbanski'''
was working for all the baddies that Team Bartowski faced off against over the run of the show.

!!'''The Belgian'''



'''Rank/Job:''' CEO\\
'''Affiliation''': Verbanski Corporation]
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[[caption-width:177:"Sorry, if I got too physical. Must be the uniform."]]

''Portrayed by [[Film/TheMatrix Carrie Anne Moss]]''

A (presumably) Russian or Slavic PMC soldier who had a moment with John Casey in the past. She has now returned and is helping the team as well as providing Casey with some romance.

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'''Rank/Job:''' CEO\\
Crime Lord\\
'''Affiliation''': Verbanski Corporation]
Belgian Organized Crime]
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[[caption-width:177:"Sorry, if I got too physical. Must be the uniform."]]

[[caption-width:177:"Pursue Agent Carmichael, and we will kill him - ''slowly.''"]]

''Portrayed by [[Film/TheMatrix Carrie Anne Moss]]''

A (presumably) Russian or Slavic PMC soldier
[[Series/TheThornBirds Richard Chamberlain]]''

Real name - '''Adelbert de Smet'''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Just how it sounds]], [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment The Belgian is a Belgian man
who is in charge of Belgian Organized Crime]]. An extremely dangerous individual who specializes in smuggling highly sensitive intelligence, he had a moment with John Casey in information on the past. She has now returned identity of the Intersect. However, when Chuck practically fell into his lap, he got ambitious and is helping decided to kidnap Chuck to extract the team as well as providing Casey with some romance.Intersect, or just sell off ''Chuck'' himself altogether. Even if he had to lobotomize him.

[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge He was knocked out and arrested by Chuck's very protective, and very pissed off girlfriend.]]



Tropes associated with Verbanski:
* ActionGirl: She once disarmed Casey! ''(And even encased the weapon she took from him!)''
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Is an efficient operative and businesswoman in her own right. But, whenever Casey is involved, she either gets weak in the knees, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial flustered]], or just plain ''[[{{Tsundere}} weird]]''.
%%* DarkActionGirl: Depends on the job.
%%* OfficialCouple: With Casey.
%%* PrivateMilitaryContractor
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Is a "master" of these. When flustered enough, ''[[BunnyEarsLawyer she'll begin ranting for no reason - even as no one brought anything up!]]''
-->''(Both Sarah and Verbanski silence a couple of mooks during a mission...)''
-->'''Verbanski:''' "...Fine! I love Casey! Just stop grilling me!"
-->'''Sarah:''' "[[FlatWhat ...]]"
%%ZCE* {{Tsundere}}

!!'''Jack Burton'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' Con Artist\\
'''Affiliation''': None]
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[[caption-width:177:"A thief has to run out of town as fast as he can, but a good con man can leave whenever he wants"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/GaryCole''

Sarah's somewhat estranged father. He is a two-bit ConMan who frequently involved Sarah when she was a kid in his schemes, and often rewarded her with ice cream or sometimes hard cash. Sarah claims that her experiences with him rubbed her the wrong way, but Jack ''(correctly)'' deduced that she had way more fun conning people than she would care to admit. That said, he always kept her well-being and happiness at heart, and in his own way, looked out for her.

When Sarah was in high school, Director Graham arrested him "for his own protection" after he conned a particularly dangerous man - this same incident was when she was recruited into the CIA. Jack however found out about her much later, and despite being on opposite sides of the law, he's proud of her. Using his skills as a confidence man, Jack helped out Chuck and his team on two seperate occassions: Freezing the funds of a powerful Sheikh, and obtaining Iranian nuclear missile plans.
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Tropes associated with Jack:
* AffablyEvil: Absolute bottom feeding scum of the Earth. But ''he's a hell of a dancer''.
* AffectionateNickname: Calls Chuck "schnuck" and Casey "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin cop face.]]"
%%* ConMan
%%* CoolOldGuy
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A magnificent jerk with the biggest heart ever!
%%* TheNicknamer
* NoodleIncident: Exactly who Jack conned that prompted Graham to arrest him and enlist Sarah to protect them was never expanded on.
* WildCard: No matter how much he loves Sarah, he's still a ConMan to the core, and can never really be trusted.

!!'''Nicholas Quinn'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent (formerly)\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA (formerly)]
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[[caption-width:177:"Nice to meet you. I'm Nicholas Quinn. And I'm about to become the Intersect."]]

''Portrayed by Angus Macfadyen''

A rogue freelance spy who has something of a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge vendetta against Chuck]], to put it very mellow. He was a top-grade CIA agent who was set to be the agency's first true Intersect Agent. However, Bryce Larkin happened. After that, his life and career began a downward spiral until he left the CIA and began to work freelance. ...[[LaserGuidedKarma For Fulcrum, The Ring, and Volkoff Industries]], all organizations which Chuck himself put out of commission, and Quinn out of business. Quinn snapped, and made it his life's mission to make Chuck's life a living hell even worse than his own, and get the Intersect while he's at it, which technically is ''rightfully his anyway.''
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Tropes associated with Quinn:
* ActionSurvivor: He has an incredible talent of escaping extremely dangerous situations. Practically an expy of [[Series/{{Alias}} Sark]].
** He survived being tortured for 378 days.
* ArchEnemy: While Chuck would more or less see Shaw as his greatest enemy, Quinn openly views Chuck as his.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Being tortured for over a year in a hole didn't do anything for his sanity, or [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge anger management]].
* BigBad: Of the second-half of the final season.
%%* TheChessmaster
* {{Determinator}}: To a practically hilarious degree - this is a man who will stop at nothing to get the Intersect. Case in point? Getting kicked out of a moving ''bullet train'', and ''[[RuleOfCool still somehow managing to get back inside]].''
* {{Knight Of Cerebus}}: His {{Mind Rape}} of Sarah made the final two episodes exceptionally dark for a normally light hearted show.
* LargeHam: Big time - although not quite as ''delicious'' as Volkoff.
--> "I'm former CIA too… The Intersect was supposed to be ''mine''… But then Larkin stole it for ''you''. So I went back at into the field, and then got captured… (laughs) Oooh, and tortured in a hole in the ground for 378 days - '''''IN A HOLE!'''''"
--> "'''''[[WickedCultured ENOUGH OF THE KABUKI!]]'''''"
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* SanitySlippage: Chuck has, for the lack of better words, completely ruined his life, even if unintentional. The constant repeats have driven the guy completely insane.
* UnknownRival: Chuck had no idea of what he did to this guy; no one knew him, or that he was working for all the baddies that Team Bartowski faced off against over the run of the show.

!!'''The Belgian'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' Crime Lord\\
'''Affiliation''': Belgian Organized Crime]
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[[caption-width:177:"Pursue Agent Carmichael, and we will kill him - ''slowly.''"]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/TheThornBirds Richard Chamberlain]]''

Real name - '''Adelbert de Smet'''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Just how it sounds]], [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment The Belgian is a Belgian man who is in charge of Belgian Organized Crime]]. An extremely dangerous individual who specializes in smuggling highly sensitive intelligence, he had information on the identity of the Intersect. However, when Chuck practically fell into his lap, he got ambitious and decided to kidnap Chuck to extract the Intersect, or just sell off ''Chuck'' himself altogether. Even if he had to lobotomize him.

[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge He was knocked out and arrested by Chuck's very protective, and very pissed off girlfriend.]]
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* [[Characters/ChuckFULCRUM FULCRUM]]




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!!'''Theodore "Ted" Roark'''

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\n[[folder:FULCRUM]]\n!!'''Theodore "Ted" Roark'''[[folder:The Ring]]
!!'''The Elders'''



'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Engineer / Director\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM / Roark Instruments]
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[[caption-width:177:"I'm not a monster. ...[[CardCarryingVillain Maybe a little bit of a monster]]."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/ChevyChase''

The CEO and founder of Roark Instruments, Ted Roark is secretly the head of FULCRUM and is in charge of developing FULCRUM's own intersect. He also has quite a bit of history with Stephen Bartowski: The two were former college buddies, and supposedly, Ted stole all of his best ideas.

At the end of Season 2, he was apprehended and killed by Miles, after he had [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived his usefulness]] to The Ring.

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'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Engineer / Director\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM / Roark Instruments]
The Ring]
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[[caption-width:177:"I'm not a monster. ...[[CardCarryingVillain Maybe a little bit of a monster]]."]]

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''Portrayed by Creator/ChevyChase''

by... a bunch of old people?''

The CEO and founder of Roark Instruments, Ted Roark is secretly five superiors who both command The Ring, as well as Fulcrum. Their motives are unknown, but they have been sticking their hands in many different cookie jars - from creating their own Intersect, to the head assassination of FULCRUM and is in charge of developing FULCRUM's own intersect. He also has quite a bit of history with Stephen Bartowski: The two global leaders.

They
were former college buddies, and supposedly, Ted stole all of his best ideas.

At
captured at the end of Season 2, he was apprehended and killed 3 by Miles, after he had [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived his usefulness]] to The Ring.Team Bartowski.



Tropes Associated with Ted:
* AffablyEvil & FauxAffablyEvil: The reigning champion of these tropes within the show.
* BigBad: Of Season 2, as the head of FULCRUM.
* CardCarryingVillain: More or less admits to the fact that he's an unrepentant monster.
* DeadpanSnarker: Yet another trope he's a king of.
%%* GoOutWithASmile
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed
* RivalTurnedEvil: It started as friendly rivalry with Stephen Bartowski. Now it's FULCRUM versus CIA.
* ShoutOut: He's the Creator/SteveJobs to Stephen's Steve Wozniak.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The Ring assassinates him after he's captured.

!!'''Vincent Smith'''

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Tropes Associated with Ted:
* AffablyEvil & FauxAffablyEvil: The reigning champion of these tropes within
the show.
Elders:
* BigBad: Of Season 2, as For a good chunk of the head of FULCRUM.
* CardCarryingVillain: More
show, they have been more or less admits to the fact that he's an unrepentant monster.
main bad guys.
* DeadpanSnarker: Yet another trope he's ElaborateUndergroundBase: They seem to have several of these.
* EvilOldFolks: After TheReveal, most of them have been shown to be nothing but
a king of.
bunch of helpless old farts.
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bastards]]
%%* GoOutWithASmile
NebulousEvilOrganisation
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen They Who Must Not Be Seen]]: A good deal of their screen time includes their faces being completely shadowed out.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed
* RivalTurnedEvil: It started as friendly rivalry with Stephen Bartowski. Now it's FULCRUM versus CIA.
* ShoutOut: He's the Creator/SteveJobs to Stephen's Steve Wozniak.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The Ring assassinates him after he's captured.

!!'''Vincent Smith'''
YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

!!'''The Director'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM / The Ring]
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[[caption-width:177:"I wish I could give you a proper reward. But, fortunately I have to shoot you."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/ArnoldVosloo''

Vincent heads FULCRUM's search for Orion, and is under direct command by the Ring Elders as well as Ted Roark. For three years, he's been looking for him to no avail - that is until Chuck finally made contact with him.

He was killed by an air strike in "Chuck Versus the Colonel".[[note]]Not that it's stopped fans believing he ''still' managed to survive.[[/note]]

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'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
Director\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM / The Ring]
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[[caption-width:177:"I wish I could give you a proper reward. But, fortunately I have to shoot you.[[caption-width:177:"Now this is brazen."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/ArnoldVosloo''

Vincent heads FULCRUM's search
Creator/MarkSheppard''

The Director is the [[IncrediblyLamePun direct]] head of The Ring - of seemingly equal authority as The Elders, he is the driving force of many, if not all of their operations. He has somehow obtained surveillance footage of Sarah's red test, and was directly responsible
for Orion, and is under direct command Shaw's FaceHeelTurn.

He was soon captured
by the Ring Elders as well as Ted Roark. For three years, he's been looking for then civilian Casey, who traded him to no avail - that is until Chuck finally made contact with him.

He was killed by
earn back his rank, a new Crown Victoria, and making Morgan an air strike in "Chuck Versus the Colonel".[[note]]Not that it's stopped fans believing he ''still' managed to survive.[[/note]]official spy of Team Bartowski.



Tropes Associated with Vincent:
%%* BadassInANiceSuit
* BlessedWithSuck: With his track record of getting hurt, ''no one'' wants to be in Vincent's shoes.
* BookEnds: He gets caught in an air strike in his first and last appearances.
* ButtMonkey: Should be the poster-boy for this trope. Vincent was, in direct order: Blown up, shot, poisoned, shot again, beaten up by Stephen, run over by Chuck, bludgeoned with a radiator by Casey, knocked out by Sarah, then finally blown up by Beckman's air strike. He is by no means incompetent, just extremely unlucky.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon: To both Ted Roark, and the Ring Elders.
%%* EnigmaticMinion
* FauxAffablyEvil: Vincent prides himself in a sense of professionalism.
%%* MIB
%%* RasputinianDeath
%%* SharpDressedMan
* TheyKilledKenny: To the point where some people are still debating whether he was truly killed during Beckman's air-strike...
* TrainingFromHell: Implied to have gone through one.
-->'''Vincent''': It's called Tetradotoxin. FULCRUM agents are trained to withstand it's death-like state.
-->'''Chuck''': Sounds like a fun class.
-->'''Vincent''': Not really.
* TheWorfEffect: He's undeniably a top-class operative, who regularly gets beaten and blown up.

!!'''Dr. Jill Roberts'''

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Tropes Associated with Vincent:
%%* BadassInANiceSuit
The Director:
* BlessedWithSuck: With his track record of getting hurt, ''no one'' wants to be in Vincent's shoes.
AffablyEvil & FauxAffablyEvil
* BookEnds: He gets caught in an air strike in his BigBad: Of the first and last appearances.
* ButtMonkey: Should be the poster-boy for this trope. Vincent was, in direct order: Blown up, shot, poisoned, shot again, beaten up by Stephen, run over by Chuck, bludgeoned with a radiator by Casey, knocked out by Sarah, then finally blown up by Beckman's air strike. He is by no means incompetent, just extremely unlucky.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon: To both Ted Roark, and the Ring Elders.
%%* EnigmaticMinion
* FauxAffablyEvil: Vincent prides himself in a sense
half of professionalism.
%%* MIB
%%* RasputinianDeath
%%* SharpDressedMan
* TheyKilledKenny: To the point where some people are still debating whether he was truly killed during Beckman's air-strike...
* TrainingFromHell: Implied to have gone through one.
-->'''Vincent''': It's called Tetradotoxin. FULCRUM agents are trained to withstand it's death-like state.
-->'''Chuck''': Sounds like a fun class.
-->'''Vincent''': Not really.
* TheWorfEffect:
Season 3. He's undeniably a top-class operative, who regularly gets beaten the leader of the Ring, and blown up.

!!'''Dr. Jill Roberts'''
the one responsible for [[spoiler: Daniel Shaw's StartOfDarkness.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: Turns Shaw evil by revealing that Sarah killed his wife.]]
* NoNameGiven: He is only ever referred to as The Director.
* SchmuckBait: Easily pulls one on Chuck and Sarah.

!!'''Daniel Shaw'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Operative / Biochemist\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM]
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[[caption-width:177:"I care about Chuck."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/JordanaBrewster''

Jill is Chuck's ex-girlfriend back from his Stanford days. Right after Chuck was kicked out for "cheating", she dumped Chuck and fell for Bryce - the very guy who got him kicked out. In truth, she was by then recruited by FULCRUM and was forced to dump Chuck. Since then, there's been some bad blood between them - but at the same time, lingering traces of their love.

She was freed by Chuck in "Chuck Versus the First Kill", and is now on the run.

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'''Rank/Job:''' Operative / Biochemist\\
Special Agent\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM]
CIA / The Ring]
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[[caption-width:177:"I care about Chuck.[[caption-width:177:"Sometimes he sounds like Bond, other times it's like a Jerry Lewis movie."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/JordanaBrewster''

Jill is Chuck's ex-girlfriend back from his Stanford days. Right after Chuck was kicked out
[[Film/SupermanReturns Brandon Routh]]''

A special agent who worked
for "cheating", she dumped Chuck and fell for Bryce - the very guy who got him kicked out. In truth, she was by then recruited by FULCRUM CIA, Shaw specialized in Ring intelligence and was forced sent in as the supervisor of Operation Bartowski to dump Chuck. Since then, there's been some bad blood between them - make progress against The Ring. During his stay there, he developed a romance with Sarah, but was ultimately short-lived after it was [[TheReveal revealed]] that [[spoiler:she killed his wife on the CIA's orders]]. What followed suit was a prompt FaceHeelTurn with a subtle form of a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.

Mid-season, he was shot and [[DisneyDeath killed]] by Chuck, but ultimately survived - cementing his status as the season's BigBad. He was finally beaten and apprehended
at the same time, lingering traces end of their love.

She
Season 3.

[[spoiler:He makes a return during the fifth season, and reveals himself to be the BigBad once again, having blackmailed Decker and Cunnings to be his [[{{Mook}} mooks]]. His plan
was freed by Chuck in "Chuck Versus to use the First Kill", Omen virus to pilfer then destroy every government database in the world, and is now on use the run.information to update his own Intersect and become America's single most valuable asset. He was however OutGambitted by Chuck, and later knocked out by Ellie.]]



Tropes Associated with Jill:
%%* BadassBookworm
%%* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
%%* TheDragon: To Leader.
%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* PutOnABus: Her family thinks she moved to Finland.
** According to WordOfGod, had budget and time allowed it Jill [[TheBusCameBack would have returned]] for [[BackForTheFinale the series finale]].

!!'''Tommy Delgado'''

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Tropes Associated with Jill:
Shaw:
%%* BadassBookworm
%%* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
%%* TheDragon:
TheAce
* AntiHero: Starts off this way.
** AntiVillain: Type II, mid-way through.
*** Then into full blown ObviouslyEvil territory, clearly enjoying the damage he causes just because.
* ArchEnemy:
To Leader.
%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* PutOnABus: Her family thinks she moved to Finland.
** According to WordOfGod, had budget and time allowed it Jill [[TheBusCameBack would
Chuck. They both come from a similar background, both have returned]] a profound dislike of guns, both love Sarah, and both end up with an Intersect. Following Shaw's defection, he kills [[spoiler:Stephen]] and attempts to kill Sarah several times as well. He also has one of his [[{{Mook}} mooks]] manipulate Ellie into making it easier for [[BackForTheFinale him to break up their team and take over the CIA.
** Also showcased in that Shaw is the only character in the whole
series finale]].

!!'''Tommy Delgado'''
that Chuck willfully shot to kill.
** And, he's also the show's most recurring villain, playing the part of BigBad in the third season [[spoiler:as well as the fifth and final]].
* BackFromTheDead: DoubleSubversion. Morgan {{lampshades}} his NeverFoundTheBody death, and then Chuck and Sarah learn that the Ring was after his will-thing so they assume he is dead.
* BigBad: Shares this spot with the Ring Elders in Season 3. [[spoiler:And splits BigBad duties for the first half of the final season, with Quinn taking over the last couple of episodes]].
* ChekhovsGunman: He is first introduced as a silent figure whom Beckman talks to as he walks away, and appears as a CIA agent targeted by the Ring not long after.
%%* CrazyPrepared
* DeliberateInjuryGambit: Shaw pulls off a rare non-fighting example in "Chuck Verses the Subway". [[spoiler: Chuck notices he has an Intersect and tries to prove this in front of the CIA by throwing a knife at him to prove the SuperReflexes that the Intersect gives him. Shaw manages to turn this around by ''letting himself be impaled by the knife'' and uses this incident to prove that Chuck is insane]].
* TheDeterminator: Not only does he survive a double-tap to the chest and [[NeverFoundTheBody falling into a river]], but he also brushes off a rocket explosion with little more than a mild KO.
* TheDragon
** DragonInChief: As of "Chuck Versus the Living Dead", he has an Intersect.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood:
** Having seen Chuck in action several times, and having had access to his psychological profile, Shaw is convinced that Chuck will never use lethal force for any reason -- not even to protect someone he loves. When Shaw attempts to kill Sarah, he learns the hard way that Chuck's willing to make an exception just for him.
** Despite the fact that Shaw ''knows'' that both Devon and Morgan are in on Chuck's double life, and that they're very close, Shaw never seems to take either of them into account while planning his master stroke against Chuck, Sarah, Casey and Beckman. Shaw gloats prematurely, and the B squad of Team Bartowski launches a rescue effort that takes him entirely by surprise.
%%* EvilCounterpart: To Chuck, as of "Chuck Versus the Living Dead".
* FaceHeelTurn: After learning that [[IKnewIt Sarah's red test was to kill his wife]].
* GambitRoulette: Most of his plans; see OmniscientMoralityLicense below.
%%* GuileHero: Before his FaceHeelTurn.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8We0FVflGaU Kettering, by The Antlers]]'' - fitting song given his status as the show's TragicVillain.
** The whole song is played during the moment when Chuck [[NotQuiteDead kills]] him to save Sarah.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: He loved his wife. [[spoiler: When he finds out that his girlfriend Sarah, was the one who killed her, he snaps.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:In season five, it's revealed that he was the one giving orders to Clyde Decker in another attempt at taking over the CIA.]]
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* OmniscientDatabase: Has (had) access to: Ring Intersect.
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: His plans tend to rely on an obscene amount of luck, and generally put Chuck in far more danger than someone with his lack of training is accustomed to.
%%* RivalTurnedEvil: A variant on the theme
* SanitySlippage: Upon finding out that [[spoiler:the girl he loved killed his wife]], he ''snapped'', and could only cope with it through revenge and one power grab after another.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Largely averted, although he did come in very conveniently after Bryce's death. His relationships with the other characters are quite different.
* TragicVillain: The show's ideal example. He was an excellent agent and an overall good man. But, like Chuck, he was far too emotional when doing his job. Unlike Chuck, however, Shaw let his emotions, and his inability to cope with the past, control and ultimate destroy him. By [[spoiler:season 5]], he crossed the line with his SanitySlippage.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Discrediting the Intersect project was his first step in taking over the CIA and destroying it from the inside.
%%* {{Yandere}}: Over his deceased wife.

!!'''Justin Sullivan'''



'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM]
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[[caption-width:177:"Okay... I wouldn't want you kill some random person. I'd feel just... terrible."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/AnthonyRuivivar''

Tommy is a cold and ruthless operative who attempted to use Bryce to steal the Intersect. Tommy's appearance marks the first time the viewers become aware of FULCRUM.

After Bryce's supposed death, Tommy saved him and used the Demetrios crime family to smuggle his body back into the US. The plan failed, but he was later able to deduce that Bryce was just a decoy, and that Chuck was the real Intersect.

He was then captured and placed in a CIA prison, though he is still somehow involved with the tracking of the Intersect from his cell.

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'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM]
The Ring]
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[[caption-width:177:"Okay... I wouldn't want you kill some random person. I'd feel just... terrible.[[caption-width:177:"Shaw, Bartowski's infiltrated the base."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/AnthonyRuivivar''

Tommy is
Scott Holroyd''

Justin was
a cold CIA agent and ruthless operative security coordinator for Doctors Without Borders, who attempted to use Bryce to steal the Intersect. Tommy's appearance marks the first time the viewers become aware of FULCRUM.

After Bryce's supposed death, Tommy saved him
truly worked for The Ring. He poisoned Awesome, and used the Demetrios crime family got close to smuggle his body back Ellie to manipulate her into giving away her father's location.

In
the US. The plan failed, but end, he was later able to deduce that Bryce was just a decoy, and that Chuck was the real Intersect.

He was then
captured and placed in a CIA prison, though he is still somehow involved with whilst escorting the tracking of the Intersect from his cell.Elders to safety.



Tropes Associated with Tommy:
%%* BadassInANiceSuit
* BigBad: Arguably, for Season 1. Though he is captured only after appearing in two episodes, he remained the "face" of FULCRUM to many fans.
%%* ColdSniper
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* EnigmaticMinion
%%* FauxAffablyEvil
%%* GoodScarsEvilScars
%%* SharpDressedMan

!!'''Leader'''

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Tropes Associated with Tommy:
Justin:
%%* BadassInANiceSuit
* BigBad: Arguably, for Season 1. Though he is captured only after appearing in two episodes, he remained the "face" of FULCRUM to many fans.
AffablyEvil
%%* ColdSniper
BitchInSheepsClothing
%%* DeadpanSnarker
TheDragon: To Shaw.
%%* EnigmaticMinion
JerkAss
%%* FauxAffablyEvil
ManipulativeBastard
%%* GoodScarsEvilScars
%%* SharpDressedMan

!!'''Leader'''
VillainWithGoodPublicity

[[WMG:'''Hugo Panzer''']]



'''Rank/Job:''' Senior Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM]
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[[caption-width:177:"Devious, aren't we?"]]

''Portrayed by Patrick Kilpatrick'''

Jill's FULCRUM handler, and the organization's senior operative. Together with Jill, he concocted a scheme to infiltrate Castle to gain access to their computers and the CIA's network.

After downloading a significant amount of data, and defeating Team Bartowski, he was nearly successful if it had not been for Big Mike knocking the living shit out of him - mistaking him for a thief.
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Tropes Associated with Leader:
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* DiabolicalMastermind
%%* EvilMentor
* GeniusBruiser: He's extremely cunning and smart - yet tough enough to take down ''Casey''.
* NoNameGiven: His identity was kept extremely confidential.

!!'''Edgar Winterborne'''
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'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM]
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[[caption-width:177:"The Ring... What amateurs!"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/MarkPellegrino'''

An Operative who was tasked with tracking Guy [=LaFleur's=] FULCRUM blackmail roster through Chuck & Jill. He apparently had no knowledge of Jill being a FULCRUM agent, or that she was on that very blackmail file. After destroying the USB drive with the file (not knowing Chuck made a backup), he fled and was never found.

He later reappeared in Season 5 as a known associate of Nicholas Quinn, following FULCRUM's dissolution. He was in the middle of a transaction for the Intersect Key with Quinn when Sarah ambushed the deal aboard Edgar's private jet. After a short scuffle, he presumably escaped after Quinn stole a part of the Intersect key.

to:

'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM]
The Ring / Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"The Ring... What amateurs!"]]

[[caption-width:177:"''Grrr.''"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/MarkPellegrino'''

An Operative
[[StoneColdSteveAustin Steve Austin]]''

A Ring operative
who was tasked with tracking Guy [=LaFleur's=] FULCRUM blackmail roster through transporting a lock-box key on a flight to Paris. He is an expert at close-range combat, and a master swordsman.

He was knocked out a total of three times by
Chuck & Jill. He apparently had no knowledge of Jill being a FULCRUM agent, or that she was on that very blackmail file. After destroying during the USB drive with the file (not knowing Chuck made a backup), he fled flight, and was never found.

apprehended in Paris. He later reappeared returns in Season 5 as a known associate of Nicholas Quinn, following FULCRUM's dissolution. He was "Chuck Versus the Cubic Z", now allied with Alexei Volkoff.
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Tropes Associated with Hugo Panzer:
* TheAce: Implied to be the greatest swordsman
in the middle world. And true enough, Chuck (with the Intersect) could only beat him by burying him in falling luggage. ...Twice.
* AffablyEvil: When not on the job, he's actually a generally nice guy, "saving" Chuck from [[BlatantLies from an annoying woman]] by giving him the seat next to his, and offering to fix his pen. That said...he ''really'' [[BloodKnight likes his job]].
* AwesomeMcCoolName [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast To Run Away From Really Fast]]: When a giant guy named "Hugo Panzer" walks in, you'd damn better run away...
* BadassNormal: Hugo is one
of a transaction for the few, if not the ''only'' guy to soundly beat Chuck (Whilst uploaded with the Intersect Key 2.0) in a fair one-on-one match.
%%* BaldOfAwesome
%%* BaldOfEvil
* BareFistedMonk: Implied to be a master of bare-hand combat.
* ButtMonkey: He's knocked out a total of three times during his flight: First time, he's tranq'd by Chuck. Second time he's knocked out by falling luggage. Third time he's... knocked out by more falling luggage.
%%* GiantMook
* MookFaceTurn: Following The Ring's destruction, he was more than happy to ally himself
with Quinn [[BigBad Alexei Volkoff]].
* SayMyName
--> ''"CAAAARMICHAAAEEEL!!!"''
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Subverted. Introduced as an expert in "close quarters combat", it turns out he's actually an expert with ''a sword''. That said, Hannah guesses that he's a [[ShoutOut professional wrestler
when Sarah ambushed boarding the deal aboard Edgar's private jet. After a short scuffle, he presumably escaped after Quinn stole a part of plane.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Volkoff Industries]]
!!'''Alexei Volkoff / [[spoiler:Hartley Winterbottom / Agent X]]'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Director\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"My name is Alexei Volkoff. I believe you were looking for me."]]

::''Portrayed by TimothyDalton''

[[spoiler:Born Hartley Winterbottom]], Alexei Volkoff is
the Intersect key.[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} batshit crazy]] CEO and founder of Volkoff Industries, an arms manufacturer. He is a recluse, described by Casey as the "Russian [[TheAviator Howard Hughes]]." He is first mentioned in "Chuck Versus the Anniversary" by [[Creator/DolphLundgren Marco]]. He makes his first onscreen appearance in "Chuck Versus the First Fight".



Tropes associated with Edgar:
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Invokes this towards The Ring. He merely scoffs at their mention and labels them as amateurs.
** [[FridgeLogic Maybe he didn't get the memo that FULCRUM was a PART of The Ring...]]
* ActionSurvivor: In both his appearances, he escaped relatively unharmed.
* CombatPragmatist: He's extremely efficient and subtle in his methods. And it's probably why he's the ''only'' known FULCRUM agent aside from Jill to survive.
* TheDreaded: Not ''him'' per say, but every time the viewers caught "[[Film/{{Brazil}} Tuttle Electric]]", they knew ''it was that guy''.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: He's worked for FULCRUM since the day Ted Roark founded it, and all he's got to show for it was babysitting Roark's Intersect Key.


!!'''"Uncle" Bernie Ominsky'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM]
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[[caption-width:177:''"I don't know if he wants to kill me or eat me!"'' ~ Chuck, on Uncle Bernie]]

''Portrayed by [[Film/{{Borat}} Ken Davitian]]'''

A senior FULCRUM operative, he is a good friend of Jill's father, and is suspected to be the one to have recruited Jill into FULCRUM. Due to his seniority status and clearance, he was tricked into thinking Jill and Chuck were getting married to lure him to a family party (the only time he is without his men), all to ascertain the location of where Ted Roark was holding Stephen Bartowski. After Chuck's cover was blown, he attempted to kill both of them but ended up dying of a heart attack right before the act - which ''may or may not'' have been the result of an [[http://i50.tinypic.com/2en6suw.jpg extremely dangerous defensive pose known as "The Morgan."]]

In FULCRUM, his code-name is '''The Carnivore''' due to his rather impressive feat of eating a 96-ounce steak under an hour and gaining recognition for it.
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* AffablyEvil: Off-job, he's an extremely friendly and jovial "family-uncle." On the job, he's a typical murdering FULCRUM psycho.
%%* AmbiguouslyJewish
* BigEater: What earned him is code-name, "The Carnivore."
%%* BigFun

to:

Tropes associated with Edgar:
Volkoff:
%%* AffablyEvil
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Invokes this towards The Ring. He merely scoffs at their mention TheAtoner: In a rather hilarious manner, as he's trying to make amends to everyone he's hurt or rubbed the wrong way using his prison theraphy's 12-step-program, starting with his cutting in line of the prison cafeteria. Because he has "entitlement issues".
** [[spoiler: Played more seriously when the Hartley personality returns
and labels them he realizes he spent thirty years as amateurs.
** [[FridgeLogic Maybe
a monster. He's especially disturbed and regretful of how he didn't get the memo that FULCRUM was a PART of The Ring...treated his daughter.]]
* ActionSurvivor: In both his appearances, he escaped relatively unharmed.
* CombatPragmatist: He's extremely efficient and subtle
ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: As in the above example, this is a man who has done some awful, ''awful'' things in his methods. And it's probably why he's life. As he puts it, "everyone hates him." But when he starts making amends to those he wronged...'' he starts with an apology of cutting in a cafeteria line''.
* AxCrazy: Well, more like full on armored assault armed to
the ''only'' known FULCRUM agent aside from Jill to survive.
teeth with assault weapons and a bomb crazy.
* TheDreaded: Not ''him'' per say, but every time the viewers caught "[[Film/{{Brazil}} Tuttle Electric]]", they knew ''it was BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler:Turns out that guy''.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: He's worked for FULCRUM since the day Ted Roark founded it,
Alexei Volkoff was originally just a cover identity. Also see GoneHorriblyWrong and all he's got to show for it was babysitting Roark's Intersect Key.


!!'''"Uncle" Bernie Ominsky'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM]
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[[caption-width:177:''"I don't know if he wants to kill me or eat me!"'' ~ Chuck, on Uncle Bernie]]

''Portrayed by [[Film/{{Borat}} Ken Davitian]]'''

A senior FULCRUM operative, he is a good friend of Jill's father, and is suspected to be the
TomatoInTheMirror below.]]
%%* BigBad: Of Season 4.
%%* BreakingSpeech: He gives
one to have recruited Jill into FULCRUM. Due to his seniority status and clearance, he was tricked into thinking Jill and Chuck were getting married to lure him to a family party (the only time he is without his men), all to ascertain the location of where Ted Roark was holding Stephen Bartowski. After Chuck's cover was blown, he attempted to kill both of them but ended up dying of a heart attack right before the act - which ''may or may not'' have been the result of an [[http://i50.tinypic.com/2en6suw.jpg extremely dangerous defensive pose known as "The Morgan."]]

In FULCRUM, his code-name is '''The Carnivore''' due to his rather impressive feat of eating a 96-ounce steak under an hour and gaining recognition for it.
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* AffablyEvil: Off-job, he's an extremely friendly and jovial "family-uncle." On the job, he's a typical murdering FULCRUM psycho.
%%* AmbiguouslyJewish
* BigEater: What earned him is code-name, "The Carnivore."
%%* BigFun
after TheReveal.



%%* EvilUncle
* InsistentTerminology: Insists everyone calls him "Uncle", even Chuck.
%%* KilledOffForReal
* {{Leitmotif}}: He's the only other character other than Roan Montogomery who has his own theme song uploaded in the Intersect - his being [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOg5VxrRTi0 "Hungry Like The Wolf" by Duran Duran]].
* NoodleIncident: As Wally put it, each time Bernie meets one of Jill's boyfriends whom he didn't like, [[NeverFoundTheBody "they are never seen again."]]
* [[PapaWolf Uncle Wolf]]: He's seemingly very protective of Jill - at least as far as crappy boyfriends are concerned - but was still willing to kill her for betraying FULCRUM.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Ring]]
!!'''The Elders'''

to:

%%* EvilUncle
* InsistentTerminology: Insists everyone calls him "Uncle", even Chuck.
%%* KilledOffForReal
* {{Leitmotif}}: He's
CartoonishSupervillainy: The Contessa has laser grid defenses, the entrance to the bunker with the last Norseman component can only be entered by beating the computer in chess and he hid the Hydra network in the glass eye of one of his mooks, among other character other than Roan Montogomery who has his own theme song uploaded things. Volkoff is undoubtedly the cartooniest villain in the show. [[spoiler:But only because it was the personality grafted onto him by the Intersect - his being [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOg5VxrRTi0 "Hungry Like The Wolf" by Duran Duran]].
prototype]].
* NoodleIncident: As Wally put it, each time Bernie meets one of Jill's boyfriends whom he didn't like, [[NeverFoundTheBody "they are never seen again."]]
CatchPhrase: '' "So much...[[ForTheEvulz fun!]]" ''
* [[PapaWolf Uncle Wolf]]: CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass / ObfuscatingStupidity: He's seemingly introduced as Gregory Tuttle, a meek and milquetoast handler for Frost. [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler By the end of the episode]] he's revealed to be Alexei Volkoff, the whole "meek and milquetoast" bit being a front.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The scary, mentally unstable sort.
%%* ControlFreak: Self-confessed.
* CoolShip: The Contessa, which he bought from Craigs List Dubai. He calls it his Floating Fotress... of Fun.
* CrazyPrepared: Not only is his ship, ''The Contessa'', loaded with state-of-the-art stealth weaponry, and a back-up supercomputer, but it's also got a genuine ''ice cream parlor''.
** Not five minutes after the revelation, he's seen plotting while snacking on a double-scoop.
** Has a receptacle ready for whenever he uses a Q-tip to take a DNA sample from his mouth to get into secret lair.
%%* DiabolicalMastermind
* TheDreaded: Some of the most dangerous people of the world are downright ''terrified'' of him, and rightly so.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: He and Vivian so far are the only "villains" in the series to have received a HappilyEverAfter, made even more awesome with how in the ending he gives all of his Volkoff assets to Chuck and Sarah...a total of [[WealthyEverAfter 884 million dollars!]] ]]
* EvilBrit / RenegadeRussian: Plyed with; while he has a Russian name, acts like a typical RenegadeRussian, is stationed ''in'' Russia and was supposedly born there, and models his business after Stalin-era Soviet Russia, he speaks with a
very protective of Jill - at least distinctive British accent and uses mostly British slang, as far as crappy boyfriends are concerned - but does his daughter. [[spoiler: Probably forshadowing for the fact that he's not actually Russian]].
* EvilCounterpart: To Stephen Bartowski in that [[spoiler:he became evil testing an Intersect prototype on himself]].
%%* EvilGenius
* EvilGloating: He loves it so much that [[spoiler:Chuck's BatmanGambit against him
was still willing entirely based on getting him to gloat so he could harvest various words to reconstruct his voiceprint password]].
* GoKartingWithBowser: Spends part of an episode getting to meet the Bartowskis through a game of charades.
** This in the latter half of an episode where he stormed the Buy More, disabled the CIA defenses, held Jeff and Lester hostage, and nearly followed through on a threat
to kill Chuck for "capturing/threatening" Frost.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: [[spoiler:He was a test subject (Agent X) for a prototype Intersect, intended to imprint a cover personality. Then the cover personality started to take over...]]
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The first few episodes only; he gets his first real appearance in "Chuck Versus the First Fight".
* HeartbrokenBadass: Volkoff may be a crazy, psychotic arms dealer and international terrorist. But he's also a ''loveable'' psychotic arms dealer and terrorist, which makes you feel all the more sorry for him when [[spoiler: his daughter betrays him, and leaves him for dead.]]
* TheHeavy: [[spoiler:One could argue that Alexei Volkoff's ''existence'' is what caused the series to happen, as it was what would tear the Bartowski family apart. Stephen Bartowski's guilt over the whole ordeal caused him to leave his family and spend almost his ''entire career'' trying to fix what happened to his friend. It was only compounded when his wife went undercover into Volkoff Industries and the cover identity implanted in Hartley fell in love with her, forcing
her to abandon her family for betraying FULCRUM.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Ring]]
!!'''The Elders'''
a long term undercover assignment.]]
%%* JekyllAndHyde
%%* LargeHam: ''Delicious'' ham, too.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* MoralityChain: He sincerely regrets being a DisappearedDad, and now desperately wants any kind of connection he can get with his daughter.
%%* NebulousEvilOrganisation: Volkoff Industries
* OmniscientDatabase: [[spoiler:Has (had) access to: Alpha Intersect]].
%%* PsychopathicManchild
%%* PsychoPrototype: [[spoiler:For the Intersect program.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Mary Bartowski's [=MI6=] handler? He is actually Alexei Volkoff.]]
** [[spoiler:He is actually a deep-cover CIA agent; his Volkoff identity was created from whole cloth by Orion's original Intersect.]]
* ShadowArchetype: [[spoiler:He is what Chuck could have become if he let the Intersect take over his life]].
* SweetTooth: If the fact that his ship has an ice cream parlor is anything to go by...
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Alexei Volkoff is actually a false identity created by an early Intersect program for a CIA agent. However, that identity ended up taking over completely.]]
%%* VillainousCrush: On Frost.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Has he reunited with his mother?
%%* {{Yandere}}: Over Frost.

!!'''Vivian [=McArthur=] [=/=] Vivian Volkoff'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Director\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM / The Ring]
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''Portrayed by... a bunch of old people?''

The five superiors who both command The Ring, as well as Fulcrum. Their motives are unknown, but they have been sticking their hands in many different cookie jars - from creating their own Intersect, to the assassination of global leaders.

They were captured at the end of Season 3 by Team Bartowski.
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Tropes Associated with the Elders:
* BigBad: For a good chunk of the show, they have been more or less the main bad guys.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: They seem to have several of these.
* EvilOldFolks: After TheReveal, most of them have been shown to be nothing but a bunch of helpless old farts.
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bastards]]
%%* NebulousEvilOrganisation
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen They Who Must Not Be Seen]]: A good deal of their screen time includes their faces being completely shadowed out.
%%* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

!!'''The Director'''

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Director\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM / The Ring]
Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"You don't know who I am. You have both lied to me, betrayed me, and shattered my life."]]

''Portrayed by... a bunch of old people?''

The five superiors who both command The Ring, as well as Fulcrum. Their motives are unknown, but they have been sticking their hands in many different cookie jars - from creating their own Intersect, to the
by Lauren Cohan''

A young woman targeted for
assassination by one of global leaders.

They
Volkoff's old lieutenants. She is believed to have the key to Volkoff's Hydra database, which is needed to take over his association. [[spoiler: She is Volkoff's daughter and originally had no knowledge of what her father did, or that the reason he had been sending her to various schools was to groom her as his successor. While she originally seems willing to help, her father's lawyer is able to manipulate her into thinking Chuck, and by extension the CIA, were captured just using her, prompting her to turn against them and take over her father's company, becoming the BigBad for the last chunk of season 4.]]
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Tropes associated with Vivian:
* ActionGirl / FauxActionGirl: Has a black belt but has yet to be shown doing any hand-to-hand combat. However, she's no DistressedDamsel either.
-->'''Boris:''' You were skeetshooting
at age 7, had your black belt by 13, and by the time you graduated from the London School of Economics, you were fluent in 5 languages.
%%* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]]
%%* BadassNormal
* BreakTheCutie: You can't blame her for being pissed, her father and the CIA both lied to her, she had no other place to go for answers.
* CatchPhrase: "Nobody can/will be able to touch me, ever."
* EvilCostumeSwitch: After becoming a villain, she starts wearing more black clothes and leather.
%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: At
the end of Season 3 by season four she's given a blank identity so that she can start afresh and faces no consequences for the numerous attempts she made on the lives of Team Bartowski.
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Tropes Associated with the Elders:
* BigBad: For a good chunk
Bartowski, actual successful murders of the show, they have been more or less the main bad guys.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: They seem to have
several other people, and whatever other crimes were committed either by her or on her behalf while running her father's company.]]
* LonelyRichKid: Grew up as one.
* ParentalAbandonment: Though her father did pay for her schooling, Vivian says that he was never a part
of these.
her life.
* EvilOldFolks: After TheReveal, most of them have been shown to be nothing but a bunch of helpless old farts.
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bastards]]
%%* NebulousEvilOrganisation
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen They Who Must Not Be Seen]]: A good deal of their screen time includes their faces being completely shadowed out.
%%* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

!!'''The Director'''
TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: How she was defeated.

!!'''Heather Chandler'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Director\\
'''Affiliation''': The Ring]
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[[caption-width:177:"Now this is brazen."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/MarkSheppard''

The Director is the [[IncrediblyLamePun direct]] head of The Ring - of seemingly equal authority as The Elders, he is the driving force of many, if not all of their operations. He has somehow obtained surveillance footage of Sarah's red test, and was directly responsible for Shaw's FaceHeelTurn.

He was soon captured by the then civilian Casey, who traded him to earn back his rank, a new Crown Victoria, and making Morgan an official spy of Team Bartowski.
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Tropes Associated with The Director:
* AffablyEvil & FauxAffablyEvil
* BigBad: Of the first half of Season 3. He's the leader of the Ring, and the one responsible for [[spoiler: Daniel Shaw's StartOfDarkness.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: Turns Shaw evil by revealing that Sarah killed his wife.]]
* NoNameGiven: He is only ever referred to as The Director.
* SchmuckBait: Easily pulls one on Chuck and Sarah.

!!'''Daniel Shaw'''

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Director\\
Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': The Ring]
Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"Now this is brazen.[[caption-width:177:"Thanks for that, movie dork. I bet you have like a Tron poster in your room."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/MarkSheppard''

The Director is
[[Creator/ParisHilton Nicole Richie]]''

Heather was a [[TheBully high school]] [[BlatantLies friend]] of Sarah Walker, who Heather knew under
the [[IncrediblyLamePun direct]] head alias Jenny Burton. She married Mark Ratner, a high school nerd who ended up as a wealthy engineer. She illegally sold several of The Ring - of seemingly equal authority as The Elders, he is his secrets on the driving force of many, if not all of their operations. He has somehow obtained surveillance footage of black market and was eventually captured by Team Chuck. She later reveals that she was working for Volkoff Industries. She first appeared in "Chuck Versus the Cougars" and returned in "Chuck Versus the Cubic Z".
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Tropes associated with Heather:
* AlphaBitch: Heather was this in high school and remains one into adulthood.
* BreakingSpeech: In her second appearance, Heather is able to figure out that Sarah and Chuck are together as well as prey on
Sarah's red test, and was directly responsible for Shaw's FaceHeelTurn.

He was soon captured by the then civilian Casey, who traded him to earn back his rank, a new Crown Victoria, and making Morgan an official spy of Team Bartowski.
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Tropes Associated
insecurities about their relationship.
* {{Callback}}: Turns out that deal she made
with The Director:
* AffablyEvil & FauxAffablyEvil
* BigBad: Of
with the first half of [[TheMafiya Russian Mafia]] during Season 3. He's 2 was for Volkoff from the leader of the Ring, and the one responsible for [[spoiler: Daniel Shaw's StartOfDarkness.]]
start.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: Turns Shaw evil by revealing that SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: She's this to Sarah. Even after severely kicking her ass in her first appearance, Sarah killed his wife.]]
* NoNameGiven: He
is only ever referred visibly intimidated when she sees her again, while she clearly takes great delight in getting a chance to continue her bullying, even lampshading this trope in her second episode, referring to her as The Director.
* SchmuckBait: Easily pulls one on Chuck and Sarah.

!!'''Daniel Shaw'''
her 'High School Punching bag.


!!'''Marco'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA / The Ring]
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[[caption-width:177:"Sometimes he sounds like Bond, other times it's like a Jerry Lewis movie."]]

''Portrayed by [[Film/SupermanReturns Brandon Routh]]''

A special agent who worked for the CIA, Shaw specialized in Ring intelligence and was sent in as the supervisor of Operation Bartowski to make progress against The Ring. During his stay there, he developed a romance with Sarah, but was ultimately short-lived after it was [[TheReveal revealed]] that [[spoiler:she killed his wife on the CIA's orders]]. What followed suit was a prompt FaceHeelTurn with a subtle form of a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.

Mid-season, he was shot and [[DisneyDeath killed]] by Chuck, but ultimately survived - cementing his status as the season's BigBad. He was finally beaten and apprehended at the end of Season 3.

[[spoiler:He makes a return during the fifth season, and reveals himself to be the BigBad once again, having blackmailed Decker and Cunnings to be his [[{{Mook}} mooks]]. His plan was to use the Omen virus to pilfer then destroy every government database in the world, and use the information to update his own Intersect and become America's single most valuable asset. He was however OutGambitted by Chuck, and later knocked out by Ellie.]]
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Tropes Associated with Shaw:
%%* TheAce
* AntiHero: Starts off this way.
** AntiVillain: Type II, mid-way through.
*** Then into full blown ObviouslyEvil territory, clearly enjoying the damage he causes just because.
* ArchEnemy: To Chuck. They both come from a similar background, both have a profound dislike of guns, both love Sarah, and both end up with an Intersect. Following Shaw's defection, he kills [[spoiler:Stephen]] and attempts to kill Sarah several times as well. He also has one of his [[{{Mook}} mooks]] manipulate Ellie into making it easier for him to break up their team and take over the CIA.
** Also showcased in that Shaw is the only character in the whole series that Chuck willfully shot to kill.
** And, he's also the show's most recurring villain, playing the part of BigBad in the third season [[spoiler:as well as the fifth and final]].
* BackFromTheDead: DoubleSubversion. Morgan {{lampshades}} his NeverFoundTheBody death, and then Chuck and Sarah learn that the Ring was after his will-thing so they assume he is dead.
* BigBad: Shares this spot with the Ring Elders in Season 3. [[spoiler:And splits BigBad duties for the first half of the final season, with Quinn taking over the last couple of episodes]].
* ChekhovsGunman: He is first introduced as a silent figure whom Beckman talks to as he walks away, and appears as a CIA agent targeted by the Ring not long after.
%%* CrazyPrepared
* DeliberateInjuryGambit: Shaw pulls off a rare non-fighting example in "Chuck Verses the Subway". [[spoiler: Chuck notices he has an Intersect and tries to prove this in front of the CIA by throwing a knife at him to prove the SuperReflexes that the Intersect gives him. Shaw manages to turn this around by ''letting himself be impaled by the knife'' and uses this incident to prove that Chuck is insane]].
* TheDeterminator: Not only does he survive a double-tap to the chest and [[NeverFoundTheBody falling into a river]], but he also brushes off a rocket explosion with little more than a mild KO.
* TheDragon
** DragonInChief: As of "Chuck Versus the Living Dead", he has an Intersect.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood:
** Having seen Chuck in action several times, and having had access to his psychological profile, Shaw is convinced that Chuck will never use lethal force for any reason -- not even to protect someone he loves. When Shaw attempts to kill Sarah, he learns the hard way that Chuck's willing to make an exception just for him.
** Despite the fact that Shaw ''knows'' that both Devon and Morgan are in on Chuck's double life, and that they're very close, Shaw never seems to take either of them into account while planning his master stroke against Chuck, Sarah, Casey and Beckman. Shaw gloats prematurely, and the B squad of Team Bartowski launches a rescue effort that takes him entirely by surprise.
%%* EvilCounterpart: To Chuck, as of "Chuck Versus the Living Dead".
* FaceHeelTurn: After learning that [[IKnewIt Sarah's red test was to kill his wife]].
* GambitRoulette: Most of his plans; see OmniscientMoralityLicense below.
%%* GuileHero: Before his FaceHeelTurn.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8We0FVflGaU Kettering, by The Antlers]]'' - fitting song given his status as the show's TragicVillain.
** The whole song is played during the moment when Chuck [[NotQuiteDead kills]] him to save Sarah.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: He loved his wife. [[spoiler: When he finds out that his girlfriend Sarah, was the one who killed her, he snaps.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:In season five, it's revealed that he was the one giving orders to Clyde Decker in another attempt at taking over the CIA.]]
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* OmniscientDatabase: Has (had) access to: Ring Intersect.
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: His plans tend to rely on an obscene amount of luck, and generally put Chuck in far more danger than someone with his lack of training is accustomed to.
%%* RivalTurnedEvil: A variant on the theme
* SanitySlippage: Upon finding out that [[spoiler:the girl he loved killed his wife]], he ''snapped'', and could only cope with it through revenge and one power grab after another.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Largely averted, although he did come in very conveniently after Bryce's death. His relationships with the other characters are quite different.
* TragicVillain: The show's ideal example. He was an excellent agent and an overall good man. But, like Chuck, he was far too emotional when doing his job. Unlike Chuck, however, Shaw let his emotions, and his inability to cope with the past, control and ultimate destroy him. By [[spoiler:season 5]], he crossed the line with his SanitySlippage.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Discrediting the Intersect project was his first step in taking over the CIA and destroying it from the inside.
%%* {{Yandere}}: Over his deceased wife.

!!'''Justin Sullivan'''
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'''Affiliation''': The Ring]
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[[caption-width:177:"Shaw, Bartowski's infiltrated the base."]]

''Portrayed by Scott Holroyd''

Justin was a CIA agent and security coordinator for Doctors Without Borders, who truly worked for The Ring. He poisoned Awesome, and got close to Ellie to manipulate her into giving away her father's location.

In the end, he was captured whilst escorting the Elders to safety.
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Tropes Associated with Justin:
%%* AffablyEvil
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
%%* TheDragon: To Shaw.
%%* JerkAss
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* VillainWithGoodPublicity

[[WMG:'''Hugo Panzer''']]

to:

'''Affiliation''': The Ring]
Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"Shaw, Bartowski's infiltrated the base.[[caption-width:177:"I must break you..."]]

''Portrayed by Scott Holroyd''

Justin
Creator/DolphLundgren''

A GiantMook under the employ of Mr. Volkoff, Marco
was a CIA agent and security coordinator for Doctors Without Borders, who truly worked for The Ring. He poisoned Awesome, and got close to Ellie to manipulate her into giving away her father's location.

In
in the end, process of smuggling a powerful EMP device until he was captured whilst escorting the Elders to safety.
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thwarted by Chuck and his crew.

[[spoiler:He was shot and killed by Mary Elizabeth Bartowski.]]
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Tropes Associated associated with Justin:
Marco:
* ActorAllusion: His role as [[Film/RockyIV Ivan Drago]] is referenced.
--> '''Marco''': I must ''break'' you.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes
-->'''Marco''': Please, I have a family.
-->'''[[spoiler:Mary Bartowski/Frost]]''': So do I.
%%* AffablyEvil
GeniusBruiser
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
%%* TheDragon: To Shaw.
%%* JerkAss
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* VillainWithGoodPublicity

[[WMG:'''Hugo Panzer''']]
GiantMook
* RedScare: Casey's attitude towards Marco.
* TortureTechnician: A pretty lousy one, though...

!!'''Mr. Riley'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': The Ring / Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"''Grrr.''"]]

''Portrayed by [[StoneColdSteveAustin Steve Austin]]''

A Ring operative who was transporting a lock-box key on a flight to Paris. He is an expert at close-range combat, and a master swordsman.

He was knocked out a total of three times by Chuck during the flight, and was apprehended in Paris. He returns in "Chuck Versus the Cubic Z", now allied with Alexei Volkoff.
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Tropes Associated with Hugo Panzer:
* TheAce: Implied to be the greatest swordsman in the world. And true enough, Chuck (with the Intersect) could only beat him by burying him in falling luggage. ...Twice.
* AffablyEvil: When not on the job, he's actually a generally nice guy, "saving" Chuck from [[BlatantLies from an annoying woman]] by giving him the seat next to his, and offering to fix his pen. That said...he ''really'' [[BloodKnight likes his job]].
* AwesomeMcCoolName [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast To Run Away From Really Fast]]: When a giant guy named "Hugo Panzer" walks in, you'd damn better run away...
* BadassNormal: Hugo is one of the few, if not the ''only'' guy to soundly beat Chuck (Whilst uploaded with the Intersect 2.0) in a fair one-on-one match.
%%* BaldOfAwesome
%%* BaldOfEvil
* BareFistedMonk: Implied to be a master of bare-hand combat.
* ButtMonkey: He's knocked out a total of three times during his flight: First time, he's tranq'd by Chuck. Second time he's knocked out by falling luggage. Third time he's... knocked out by more falling luggage.
%%* GiantMook
* MookFaceTurn: Following The Ring's destruction, he was more than happy to ally himself with [[BigBad Alexei Volkoff]].
* SayMyName
--> ''"CAAAARMICHAAAEEEL!!!"''
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Subverted. Introduced as an expert in "close quarters combat", it turns out he's actually an expert with ''a sword''. That said, Hannah guesses that he's a [[ShoutOut professional wrestler when boarding the plane.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Volkoff Industries]]
!!'''Alexei Volkoff / [[spoiler:Hartley Winterbottom / Agent X]]'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Director\\

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': The Ring / Volkoff Industries]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/panzer01_3428.png
[[caption-width:177:"''Grrr.''"]]

''Portrayed by [[StoneColdSteveAustin Steve Austin]]''

A Ring operative who was transporting a lock-box key on a flight to Paris. He is an expert at close-range combat, and a master swordsman.

He was knocked out a total of three times by Chuck during the flight, and was apprehended in Paris. He returns in "Chuck Versus the Cubic Z", now allied with Alexei Volkoff.
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Tropes Associated with Hugo Panzer:
* TheAce: Implied to be the greatest swordsman in the world. And true enough, Chuck (with the Intersect) could only beat him by burying him in falling luggage. ...Twice.
* AffablyEvil: When not on the job, he's actually a generally nice guy, "saving" Chuck from [[BlatantLies from an annoying woman]] by giving him the seat next to his, and offering to fix his pen. That said...he ''really'' [[BloodKnight likes his job]].
* AwesomeMcCoolName [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast To Run Away From Really Fast]]: When a giant guy named "Hugo Panzer" walks in, you'd damn better run away...
* BadassNormal: Hugo is one of the few, if not the ''only'' guy to soundly beat Chuck (Whilst uploaded with the Intersect 2.0) in a fair one-on-one match.
%%* BaldOfAwesome
%%* BaldOfEvil
* BareFistedMonk: Implied to be a master of bare-hand combat.
* ButtMonkey: He's knocked out a total of three times during his flight: First time, he's tranq'd by Chuck. Second time he's knocked out by falling luggage. Third time he's... knocked out by more falling luggage.
%%* GiantMook
* MookFaceTurn: Following The Ring's destruction, he was more than happy to ally himself with [[BigBad Alexei Volkoff]].
* SayMyName
--> ''"CAAAARMICHAAAEEEL!!!"''
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Subverted. Introduced as an expert in "close quarters combat", it turns out he's actually an expert with ''a sword''. That said, Hannah guesses that he's a [[ShoutOut professional wrestler when boarding the plane.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Volkoff Industries]]
!!'''Alexei Volkoff / [[spoiler:Hartley Winterbottom / Agent X]]'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Director\\
Lawyer\\



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[[caption-width:177:"My name is Alexei Volkoff. I believe you were looking for me."]]

::''Portrayed by TimothyDalton''

[[spoiler:Born Hartley Winterbottom]], Alexei Volkoff is the [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} batshit crazy]] CEO and founder of Volkoff Industries, an arms manufacturer. He is a recluse, described by Casey as the "Russian [[TheAviator Howard Hughes]]." He is first mentioned in "Chuck Versus the Anniversary" by [[Creator/DolphLundgren Marco]]. He makes his first onscreen appearance in "Chuck Versus the First Fight".

to:

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[[caption-width:177:"My name is Alexei Volkoff. I believe you were looking for me.[[caption-width:177:"Nobody ever said no to your father."]]

::''Portrayed ''Portrayed by TimothyDalton''

[[spoiler:Born Hartley Winterbottom]], Alexei
[[Series/TwinPeaks Ray Wise]]''

Volkoff is the [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} batshit crazy]] CEO and founder of Volkoff Industries, an arms manufacturer. He is a recluse, described by Casey as the "Russian [[TheAviator Howard Hughes]]." He is first mentioned in "Chuck Versus the Anniversary" by [[Creator/DolphLundgren Marco]]. He makes Industry's attorney who takes Vivian under his first onscreen appearance in "Chuck Versus the First Fight".wing.



Tropes associated with Volkoff:
%%* AffablyEvil
* TheAtoner: In a rather hilarious manner, as he's trying to make amends to everyone he's hurt or rubbed the wrong way using his prison theraphy's 12-step-program, starting with his cutting in line of the prison cafeteria. Because he has "entitlement issues".
** [[spoiler: Played more seriously when the Hartley personality returns and he realizes he spent thirty years as a monster. He's especially disturbed and regretful of how he treated his daughter.]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: As in the above example, this is a man who has done some awful, ''awful'' things in his life. As he puts it, "everyone hates him." But when he starts making amends to those he wronged...'' he starts with an apology of cutting in a cafeteria line''.
* AxCrazy: Well, more like full on armored assault armed to the teeth with assault weapons and a bomb crazy.
* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler:Turns out that Alexei Volkoff was originally just a cover identity. Also see GoneHorriblyWrong and TomatoInTheMirror below.]]
%%* BigBad: Of Season 4.
%%* BreakingSpeech: He gives one to Chuck after TheReveal.
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CartoonishSupervillainy: The Contessa has laser grid defenses, the entrance to the bunker with the last Norseman component can only be entered by beating the computer in chess and he hid the Hydra network in the glass eye of one of his mooks, among other things. Volkoff is undoubtedly the cartooniest villain in the show. [[spoiler:But only because it was the personality grafted onto him by the Intersect prototype]].
* CatchPhrase: '' "So much...[[ForTheEvulz fun!]]" ''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass / ObfuscatingStupidity: He's introduced as Gregory Tuttle, a meek and milquetoast handler for Frost. [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler By the end of the episode]] he's revealed to be Alexei Volkoff, the whole "meek and milquetoast" bit being a front.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The scary, mentally unstable sort.
%%* ControlFreak: Self-confessed.
* CoolShip: The Contessa, which he bought from Craigs List Dubai. He calls it his Floating Fotress... of Fun.
* CrazyPrepared: Not only is his ship, ''The Contessa'', loaded with state-of-the-art stealth weaponry, and a back-up supercomputer, but it's also got a genuine ''ice cream parlor''.
** Not five minutes after the revelation, he's seen plotting while snacking on a double-scoop.
** Has a receptacle ready for whenever he uses a Q-tip to take a DNA sample from his mouth to get into secret lair.
%%* DiabolicalMastermind
* TheDreaded: Some of the most dangerous people of the world are downright ''terrified'' of him, and rightly so.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: He and Vivian so far are the only "villains" in the series to have received a HappilyEverAfter, made even more awesome with how in the ending he gives all of his Volkoff assets to Chuck and Sarah...a total of [[WealthyEverAfter 884 million dollars!]] ]]
* EvilBrit / RenegadeRussian: Plyed with; while he has a Russian name, acts like a typical RenegadeRussian, is stationed ''in'' Russia and was supposedly born there, and models his business after Stalin-era Soviet Russia, he speaks with a very distinctive British accent and uses mostly British slang, as does his daughter. [[spoiler: Probably forshadowing for the fact that he's not actually Russian]].
* EvilCounterpart: To Stephen Bartowski in that [[spoiler:he became evil testing an Intersect prototype on himself]].
%%* EvilGenius
* EvilGloating: He loves it so much that [[spoiler:Chuck's BatmanGambit against him was entirely based on getting him to gloat so he could harvest various words to reconstruct his voiceprint password]].
* GoKartingWithBowser: Spends part of an episode getting to meet the Bartowskis through a game of charades.
** This in the latter half of an episode where he stormed the Buy More, disabled the CIA defenses, held Jeff and Lester hostage, and nearly followed through on a threat to kill Chuck for "capturing/threatening" Frost.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: [[spoiler:He was a test subject (Agent X) for a prototype Intersect, intended to imprint a cover personality. Then the cover personality started to take over...]]
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The first few episodes only; he gets his first real appearance in "Chuck Versus the First Fight".
* HeartbrokenBadass: Volkoff may be a crazy, psychotic arms dealer and international terrorist. But he's also a ''loveable'' psychotic arms dealer and terrorist, which makes you feel all the more sorry for him when [[spoiler: his daughter betrays him, and leaves him for dead.]]
* TheHeavy: [[spoiler:One could argue that Alexei Volkoff's ''existence'' is what caused the series to happen, as it was what would tear the Bartowski family apart. Stephen Bartowski's guilt over the whole ordeal caused him to leave his family and spend almost his ''entire career'' trying to fix what happened to his friend. It was only compounded when his wife went undercover into Volkoff Industries and the cover identity implanted in Hartley fell in love with her, forcing her to abandon her family for a long term undercover assignment.]]
%%* JekyllAndHyde
%%* LargeHam: ''Delicious'' ham, too.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* MoralityChain: He sincerely regrets being a DisappearedDad, and now desperately wants any kind of connection he can get with his daughter.
%%* NebulousEvilOrganisation: Volkoff Industries
* OmniscientDatabase: [[spoiler:Has (had) access to: Alpha Intersect]].
%%* PsychopathicManchild
%%* PsychoPrototype: [[spoiler:For the Intersect program.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Mary Bartowski's [=MI6=] handler? He is actually Alexei Volkoff.]]
** [[spoiler:He is actually a deep-cover CIA agent; his Volkoff identity was created from whole cloth by Orion's original Intersect.]]
* ShadowArchetype: [[spoiler:He is what Chuck could have become if he let the Intersect take over his life]].
* SweetTooth: If the fact that his ship has an ice cream parlor is anything to go by...
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Alexei Volkoff is actually a false identity created by an early Intersect program for a CIA agent. However, that identity ended up taking over completely.]]
%%* VillainousCrush: On Frost.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Has he reunited with his mother?
%%* {{Yandere}}: Over Frost.

!!'''Vivian [=McArthur=] [=/=] Vivian Volkoff'''

to:

Tropes associated with Volkoff:
Riley:
%%* AffablyEvil
AmoralAttorney
%%* TheDragon
%%* EvilMentor
* TheAtoner: In a rather hilarious manner, as he's trying to make amends to everyone he's hurt or rubbed LargeHam: For the wrong way using his prison theraphy's 12-step-program, starting with his cutting in line of the prison cafeteria. Because he has "entitlement issues".
** [[spoiler: Played more seriously when the Hartley personality returns and he realizes he spent thirty years as a monster. He's especially disturbed and regretful of how he treated his daughter.]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: As in the above example, this is a man who has done some awful, ''awful'' things in his life. As he puts it, "everyone hates him." But when he starts making amends to those he wronged...'' he starts with an apology of cutting in a cafeteria line''.
* AxCrazy: Well, more like full on armored assault armed to the teeth with assault weapons and a bomb crazy.
* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler:Turns out that Alexei Volkoff was originally just a cover identity. Also see GoneHorriblyWrong and TomatoInTheMirror below.]]
%%* BigBad: Of Season 4.
%%* BreakingSpeech: He gives one to Chuck after TheReveal.
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CartoonishSupervillainy: The Contessa has laser grid defenses, the entrance to the bunker with the last Norseman component can only be entered by beating the computer in chess and he hid the Hydra network in the glass eye of one of his mooks, among other things. Volkoff is undoubtedly the cartooniest villain in the show. [[spoiler:But only because it was the personality grafted onto him by the Intersect prototype]].
* CatchPhrase: '' "So much...[[ForTheEvulz fun!]]" ''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass / ObfuscatingStupidity: He's introduced as Gregory Tuttle, a meek and milquetoast handler for Frost. [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler By the end of the episode]] he's revealed to be Alexei Volkoff, the whole "meek and milquetoast" bit being a front.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The scary, mentally unstable sort.
%%* ControlFreak: Self-confessed.
* CoolShip: The Contessa, which he bought from Craigs List Dubai. He calls it his Floating Fotress... of Fun.
* CrazyPrepared: Not only is his ship, ''The Contessa'', loaded with state-of-the-art stealth weaponry, and a back-up supercomputer, but it's also got a genuine ''ice cream parlor''.
** Not five minutes after the revelation, he's seen plotting while snacking on a double-scoop.
** Has a receptacle ready for whenever he uses a Q-tip to take a DNA sample from his mouth to get into secret lair.
%%* DiabolicalMastermind
* TheDreaded: Some of the most dangerous people of the world are downright ''terrified''
life of him, and rightly so.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: He and Vivian so far are
''he tries''. ...At the only "villains" in the series to have received a HappilyEverAfter, made even more awesome with how in the ending he gives all insistence of his Volkoff assets to Chuck and Sarah...a total of [[WealthyEverAfter 884 million dollars!]] ]]
[[BunnyEarsLawyer Alexei]], naturally.
* EvilBrit / RenegadeRussian: Plyed with; while he has a Russian name, acts like a typical RenegadeRussian, is stationed ''in'' Russia and was supposedly born there, and models his business after Stalin-era Soviet Russia, he speaks with a very distinctive British accent and uses mostly British slang, as does his daughter. [[spoiler: Probably forshadowing for the fact that he's not actually Russian]].
* EvilCounterpart: To Stephen Bartowski in that [[spoiler:he became evil testing an Intersect prototype on himself]].
%%* EvilGenius
* EvilGloating: He loves it so much that [[spoiler:Chuck's BatmanGambit against him was entirely based on getting him to gloat so he could harvest various words to reconstruct his voiceprint password]].
* GoKartingWithBowser: Spends part of an episode getting to meet the Bartowskis through a game of charades.
** This in the latter half of an episode where he stormed the Buy More, disabled the CIA defenses, held Jeff and Lester hostage, and nearly followed through on a threat to kill Chuck for "capturing/threatening" Frost.
* GoneHorriblyWrong:
ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:He was a test subject (Agent X) for a prototype Intersect, intended to imprint a cover personality. Then the cover personality started to take over...]]
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The first few episodes only; he gets his first real appearance in "Chuck Versus the First Fight".
* HeartbrokenBadass:
knew Volkoff may be a crazy, psychotic arms dealer and international terrorist. But he's also a ''loveable'' psychotic arms dealer and terrorist, which makes you feel all the more sorry for him when [[spoiler: his daughter betrays him, and leaves him for dead.]]
* TheHeavy: [[spoiler:One could argue that Alexei Volkoff's ''existence'' is what caused the series to happen, as it was what would tear the Bartowski family apart. Stephen Bartowski's guilt over the whole ordeal caused him to leave his family and spend almost his ''entire career'' trying to fix what happened to his friend. It was only compounded when his wife went undercover into Volkoff Industries
Hartley were one and the cover identity implanted in Hartley fell in love with her, forcing her to abandon her family same]]. He's also primarily responsible for a long term undercover assignment.]]
%%* JekyllAndHyde
%%* LargeHam: ''Delicious'' ham, too.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* MoralityChain: He sincerely regrets being a DisappearedDad,
Vivian turning evil, and now desperately wants any kind of connection does what he can get with his daughter.
%%* NebulousEvilOrganisation: Volkoff Industries
* OmniscientDatabase: [[spoiler:Has (had) access to: Alpha Intersect]].
%%* PsychopathicManchild
%%* PsychoPrototype: [[spoiler:For
to push her further to the Intersect program.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Mary Bartowski's [=MI6=] handler? He is actually Alexei Volkoff.]]
** [[spoiler:He is actually a deep-cover CIA agent; his Volkoff identity was created from whole cloth by Orion's original Intersect.]]
* ShadowArchetype: [[spoiler:He is what Chuck could have become if he let the Intersect take over his life]].
* SweetTooth: If the fact that his ship has an ice cream parlor is anything to go by...
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Alexei Volkoff is actually a false identity created by an early Intersect program for a CIA agent. However, that identity ended up taking over completely.]]
%%* VillainousCrush: On Frost.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Has he reunited with his mother?
%%* {{Yandere}}: Over Frost.

!!'''Vivian [=McArthur=] [=/=] Vivian Volkoff'''
dark side.

!!'''Yuri The Gobbler'''



'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Director\\

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' CEO Operative / Director\\Bodyguard\\



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[[caption-width:177:"You don't know who I am. You have both lied to me, betrayed me, and shattered my life."]]

''Portrayed by Lauren Cohan''

A young woman targeted for assassination by one of Volkoff's old lieutenants. She is believed to have the key to Volkoff's Hydra database, which is needed to take over his association. [[spoiler: She is Volkoff's daughter and originally had no knowledge of what her father did, or that the reason he had been sending her to various schools was to groom her as his successor. While she originally seems willing to help, her father's lawyer is able to manipulate her into thinking Chuck, and by extension the CIA, were just using her, prompting her to turn against them and take over her father's company, becoming the BigBad for the last chunk of season 4.]]

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[[caption-width:177:"You don't know who I am. You have both lied to me, betrayed me, and shattered my life."]]

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[[caption-width:177:''"Don't '''ever''' ask me why he's called "The Gobbler". It's because he... well...eats people."'' ~ Volkoff, on Yuri]]

''Portrayed by Lauren Cohan''

A young woman targeted for assassination by one of
Matthew Willig''

Real name - '''Yuri Gobrienko'''.
Volkoff's old lieutenants. She is believed most trusted bodyguard and henchman. He had direct access to have something Volkoff needed: His arms pipeline and network, "Hydra." After his escape from prison was arranged and pulled off by Team Bartowski, [[YouHaveFailedMe he was promptly disposed of by Volkoff]] for jeopardizing his entire network in the key to Volkoff's Hydra database, which is needed to take over his association. [[spoiler: She is Volkoff's daughter and originally had no knowledge of what her father did, or that the reason he had been sending her to various schools was to groom her as his successor. While she originally seems willing to help, her father's lawyer is able to manipulate her into thinking Chuck, and by extension the CIA, were just using her, prompting her to turn against them and take over her father's company, becoming the BigBad for the last chunk of season 4.]]first place.



Tropes associated with Vivian:
* ActionGirl / FauxActionGirl: Has a black belt but has yet to be shown doing any hand-to-hand combat. However, she's no DistressedDamsel either.
-->'''Boris:''' You were skeetshooting at age 7, had your black belt by 13, and by the time you graduated from the London School of Economics, you were fluent in 5 languages.
%%* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]]
%%* BadassNormal
* BreakTheCutie: You can't blame her for being pissed, her father and the CIA both lied to her, she had no other place to go for answers.
* CatchPhrase: "Nobody can/will be able to touch me, ever."
* EvilCostumeSwitch: After becoming a villain, she starts wearing more black clothes and leather.
%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: At the end of season four she's given a blank identity so that she can start afresh and faces no consequences for the numerous attempts she made on the lives of Team Bartowski, actual successful murders of several other people, and whatever other crimes were committed either by her or on her behalf while running her father's company.]]
* LonelyRichKid: Grew up as one.
* ParentalAbandonment: Though her father did pay for her schooling, Vivian says that he was never a part of her life.
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: How she was defeated.

!!'''Heather Chandler'''

to:

Tropes associated with Vivian:
The Gobbler:
%%* TheBigGuy
* ActionGirl / FauxActionGirl: Has a black belt but has yet to be shown doing any hand-to-hand combat. However, she's no DistressedDamsel either.
-->'''Boris:''' You were skeetshooting at age 7, had your black belt by 13, and by the
IAmAHumanitarian: He doesn't waste time you graduated from the London School trying to take bites out of Economics, you were fluent in 5 languages.
%%* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]]
%%* BadassNormal
* BreakTheCutie: You can't blame her for being pissed, her father and the CIA both lied to her, she had no other place to go for answers.
* CatchPhrase: "Nobody can/will be able to touch me, ever."
* EvilCostumeSwitch: After becoming a villain, she starts wearing more black clothes and leather.
%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: At the end of season four she's given a blank identity so that she can start afresh and faces no consequences
Chuck when they fight. If not for the numerous attempts she made on the lives of Team Bartowski, actual successful murders of several other people, and whatever other crimes were committed either Intersect, Chuck would have likely been eaten by her or on her behalf while running her father's company.]]
him.
* LonelyRichKid: Grew up as one.
* ParentalAbandonment: Though her father did pay
MadeOfIron: He was knocked out cold when Casey shot-put a toaster oven in his face, yet came out not too worse for her schooling, Vivian says wear afterwards.
* EyeScream: The data for accessing Hydra is found in his fake eye, which Volkoff messily pops out after killing him.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Volkoff was none too happy
that he was never a part of her life.
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: How she
caught and endagered the Hydra network if they CIA discovered what was defeated.

!!'''Heather Chandler'''
in his eye.
** YouHaveFailedMe
* YouLookFamiliar: Willig previously appeared in "Chuck Versus the Tango" as La Ciudad's bodyguard, however WordOfGod confirms that Yuri is ''not'' the same character.
%%* WeHardlyKnewYou
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Everyone Else]]
!!'''Alex [=McHugh=]'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"Thanks for that, movie dork. I bet you have like a Tron poster in your room."]]

''Portrayed by [[Creator/ParisHilton Nicole Richie]]''

Heather was a [[TheBully high school]] [[BlatantLies friend]] of Sarah Walker, who Heather knew under the alias Jenny Burton. She married Mark Ratner, a high school nerd who ended up as a wealthy engineer. She illegally sold several of his secrets on the black market and was eventually captured by Team Chuck. She later reveals that she was working for Volkoff Industries. She first appeared in "Chuck Versus the Cougars" and returned in "Chuck Versus the Cubic Z".

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'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
None\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
None]
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[[caption-width:177:"Thanks for that, movie dork. I bet [[caption-width:177:"Whether you have like a Tron poster in your room.it or not, dad, I'm not going anywhere."]]

''Portrayed by [[Creator/ParisHilton Nicole Richie]]''

Heather
Mekenna Melvin''

The daughter of Alex Coburn [[spoiler:(alias John Casey)]] and Kathleen [=McHugh=]. Kathleen
was a [[TheBully high school]] [[BlatantLies friend]] of Sarah Walker, who Heather knew under the alias Jenny Burton. She married Mark Ratner, a high school nerd who ended up as a wealthy engineer. She illegally sold several of his secrets on the black market and was eventually captured by Team Chuck. She later reveals told that Alex was killed in combat in 1989 (actually volunteered for a special unit) while she was working for Volkoff Industries. She pregnant with their daughter. [[spoiler:John first appeared found out about his daughter twenty-one years later in "Chuck Versus the Cougars" and returned in "Chuck Versus the Cubic Z".Tic Tac".]] After being targeted by Ring agents, she becomes aware of her father's true occupation. [[spoiler:She is currently dating Morgan Grimes with her father's reluctant approval.]]



Tropes associated with Heather:
* AlphaBitch: Heather was this in high school and remains one into adulthood.
* BreakingSpeech: In her second appearance, Heather is able to figure out that Sarah and Chuck are together as well as prey on Sarah's insecurities about their relationship.
* {{Callback}}: Turns out that deal she made with with the [[TheMafiya Russian Mafia]] during Season 2 was for Volkoff from the start.
* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: She's this to Sarah. Even after severely kicking her ass in her first appearance, Sarah is visibly intimidated when she sees her again, while she clearly takes great delight in getting a chance to continue her bullying, even lampshading this trope in her second episode, referring to her as her 'High School Punching bag.


!!'''Marco'''

to:

Tropes associated with Heather:
Alex:
* AlphaBitch: Heather was this in high school and remains one into adulthood.
* BreakingSpeech: In her second appearance, Heather
ActionGirl: The potential is able there, seeing as she managed to figure out stun Casey with a five-hit combo. [[spoiler:Of course, she's his ''daughter''.]] [[FauxActionGirl Sadly, beyond that Sarah and Chuck are together as well as prey on Sarah's insecurities about their relationship.
one scene, we never see her in physical action again.]]
-->'''Alex:''' I got an A in my self-defense class!
%%* DeadGuyJunior
* {{Callback}}: Turns out that deal she made with with the [[TheMafiya Russian Mafia]] DisappearedDad: Alex Coburn died during Season 2 was for Volkoff from the start.
* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: She's this to Sarah. Even after severely kicking her ass
an operation in her first appearance, Sarah is visibly intimidated when she sees her again, Honduras in 1989 while she clearly Kathleen [=McHugh=] was pregnant. [[spoiler:His death was faked; he then joined a Black Ops team and takes great delight in getting a chance to continue her bullying, even lampshading this trope in her second episode, referring to her as her 'High School Punching bag.


!!'''Marco'''
on the name John Casey.]]
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Extremely Dour Colonel's Beautiful Daughter]]

!!'''Generalissimo Alejandro Fulgencio Goya'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"I must break you..."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/DolphLundgren''

A GiantMook under the employ of Mr. Volkoff, Marco was in the process of smuggling a powerful EMP device until he was thwarted by Chuck and his crew.

[[spoiler:He was shot and killed by Mary Elizabeth Bartowski.]]

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'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
Dictator / General\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
The Republic of Costa Gravas]
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[[caption-width:177:"I must break you..."]]

[[caption-width:177:"Come...''to Costa Gravas!''"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/DolphLundgren''

A GiantMook under
Creator/ArmandAssante''

Dictator of [[BananaRepublic fictional Latin American country]] Costa Gravas. Four presidents (Gerald Ford, UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush) issued a kill order on him but failed. Those orders were carried out by John Casey, who Goya calls
the employ "Angel of Mr. Volkoff, Marco was in Death." He gained many enemies, both inside and outside his country, when he decided to allow democratic elections. He is deeply fond of Captain Awesome, the process of smuggling a powerful EMP device until he was thwarted by Chuck man who saved his life, [[ChivalrousPervert and even fonder of his crew.

[[spoiler:He was shot
wife Ellie.]] He also respects Casey, who (unwillingly) gave donated blood to save him, and killed by Mary Elizabeth Bartowski.]]gives him a new nickname "Angel of Life."



Tropes associated with Marco:
* ActorAllusion: His role as [[Film/RockyIV Ivan Drago]] is referenced.
--> '''Marco''': I must ''break'' you.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes
-->'''Marco''': Please, I have a family.
-->'''[[spoiler:Mary Bartowski/Frost]]''': So do I.
%%* GeniusBruiser
%%* GiantMook
* RedScare: Casey's attitude towards Marco.
* TortureTechnician: A pretty lousy one, though...

!!'''Mr. Riley'''

to:

Tropes associated with Marco:
Goya:
* ActorAllusion: His role AffablyEvil / FauxAffablyEvil
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CaptainErsatz: He shares qualities with Fidel Castro but his larger than life persona and love of the good life (not to mention his middle name) is more reminiscent of Fulgencio Batista.
%%* ChewingTheScenery
%%* ChivalrousPervert
* FamousNamedForeigner: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgencio_Batista Fulgencio]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Goya Goya]].
%%* FriendlyEnemy: To Casey.
%%* LargeHam
%%* RasputinianDeath: Had a few of these
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite his [[BunnyEarsLawyer quirks]], the guy is a relatively efficient dictator.
* SpicyLatina: Married to one.
* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell, Dictator?]]: Just
as [[Film/RockyIV Ivan Drago]] is referenced.
--> '''Marco''': I must ''break'' you.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes
-->'''Marco''': Please, I
Casey and Beckman thought he may have truly sided with America - after the...who-knows-what attempt on his life, by ''[[spoiler:his own wife]]'' this time - they discover he purchased a family.
-->'''[[spoiler:Mary Bartowski/Frost]]''': So do I.
%%* GeniusBruiser
%%* GiantMook
* RedScare: Casey's attitude towards Marco.
* TortureTechnician: A pretty lousy one, though...

!!'''Mr. Riley'''
[[NukeEm Nuclear ICBM]] from Volkoff. [[DudeNotFunny Directly calibrated to hit a major southern city in North America]].

!!'''Gertrude Verbanski'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Lawyer\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"Nobody ever said no to your father."]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/TwinPeaks Ray Wise]]''

Volkoff Industry's attorney who takes Vivian under his wing.

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Lawyer\\
CEO\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
Verbanski Corporation]
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[[caption-width:177:"Nobody ever said no to your father.[[caption-width:177:"Sorry, if I got too physical. Must be the uniform."]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/TwinPeaks Ray Wise]]''

Volkoff Industry's attorney
[[Film/TheMatrix Carrie Anne Moss]]''

A (presumably) Russian or Slavic PMC soldier
who takes Vivian under his wing.had a moment with John Casey in the past. She has now returned and is helping the team as well as providing Casey with some romance.



Tropes associated with Riley:
%%* AmoralAttorney
%%* TheDragon
%%* EvilMentor
* LargeHam: For the life of him, ''he tries''. ...At the insistence of [[BunnyEarsLawyer Alexei]], naturally.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:He knew Volkoff and Hartley were one and the same]]. He's also primarily responsible for Vivian turning evil, and does what he can to push her further to the dark side.

!!'''Yuri The Gobbler'''

to:

Tropes associated with Riley:
Verbanski:
* ActionGirl: She once disarmed Casey! ''(And even encased the weapon she took from him!)''
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Is an efficient operative and businesswoman in her own right. But, whenever Casey is involved, she either gets weak in the knees, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial flustered]], or just plain ''[[{{Tsundere}} weird]]''.
%%* AmoralAttorney
DarkActionGirl: Depends on the job.
%%* TheDragon
OfficialCouple: With Casey.
%%* EvilMentor
PrivateMilitaryContractor
* LargeHam: For the life SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Is a "master" of him, ''he tries''. ...At the insistence of [[BunnyEarsLawyer Alexei]], naturally.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:He knew Volkoff
these. When flustered enough, ''[[BunnyEarsLawyer she'll begin ranting for no reason - even as no one brought anything up!]]''
-->''(Both Sarah
and Hartley were one and the same]]. He's also primarily responsible for Vivian turning evil, and does what he can to push her further to the dark side.

!!'''Yuri The Gobbler'''
Verbanski silence a couple of mooks during a mission...)''
-->'''Verbanski:''' "...Fine! I love Casey! Just stop grilling me!"
-->'''Sarah:''' "[[FlatWhat ...]]"
%%ZCE* {{Tsundere}}

!!'''Jack Burton'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Operative / Bodyguard\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:''"Don't '''ever''' ask me why he's called "The Gobbler". It's because he... well...eats people."'' ~ Volkoff, on Yuri]]

''Portrayed by Matthew Willig''

Real name - '''Yuri Gobrienko'''. Volkoff's most trusted bodyguard and henchman. He had direct access to something Volkoff needed: His arms pipeline and network, "Hydra." After his escape from prison was arranged and pulled off by Team Bartowski, [[YouHaveFailedMe he was promptly disposed of by Volkoff]] for jeopardizing his entire network in the first place.

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'''Rank/Job:''' Operative / Bodyguard\\
Con Artist\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
None]
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[[caption-width:177:''"Don't '''ever''' ask me why he's called "The Gobbler". It's because he... well...eats people."'' ~ Volkoff, on Yuri]]

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[[caption-width:177:"A thief has to run out of town as fast as he can, but a good con man can leave whenever he wants"]]

''Portrayed by Matthew Willig''

Real name - '''Yuri Gobrienko'''. Volkoff's most trusted bodyguard
Creator/GaryCole''

Sarah's somewhat estranged father. He is a two-bit ConMan who frequently involved Sarah when she was a kid in his schemes,
and henchman. He often rewarded her with ice cream or sometimes hard cash. Sarah claims that her experiences with him rubbed her the wrong way, but Jack ''(correctly)'' deduced that she had direct access way more fun conning people than she would care to something Volkoff needed: His arms pipeline admit. That said, he always kept her well-being and network, "Hydra." After happiness at heart, and in his escape from prison own way, looked out for her.

When Sarah
was arranged in high school, Director Graham arrested him "for his own protection" after he conned a particularly dangerous man - this same incident was when she was recruited into the CIA. Jack however found out about her much later, and pulled off by Team Bartowski, [[YouHaveFailedMe he was promptly disposed despite being on opposite sides of by Volkoff]] for jeopardizing the law, he's proud of her. Using his entire network in skills as a confidence man, Jack helped out Chuck and his team on two seperate occassions: Freezing the first place.funds of a powerful Sheikh, and obtaining Iranian nuclear missile plans.



Tropes associated with The Gobbler:
%%* TheBigGuy
* IAmAHumanitarian: He doesn't waste time trying to take bites out of Chuck when they fight. If not for the Intersect, Chuck would have likely been eaten by him.
* MadeOfIron: He was knocked out cold when Casey shot-put a toaster oven in his face, yet came out not too worse for wear afterwards.
* EyeScream: The data for accessing Hydra is found in his fake eye, which Volkoff messily pops out after killing him.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Volkoff was none too happy that he was caught and endagered the Hydra network if they CIA discovered what was in his eye.
** YouHaveFailedMe
* YouLookFamiliar: Willig previously appeared in "Chuck Versus the Tango" as La Ciudad's bodyguard, however WordOfGod confirms that Yuri is ''not'' the same character.
%%* WeHardlyKnewYou
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Everyone Else]]
!!'''Alex [=McHugh=]'''

to:

Tropes associated with The Gobbler:
%%* TheBigGuy
Jack:
* IAmAHumanitarian: He doesn't waste time trying to take bites out AffablyEvil: Absolute bottom feeding scum of the Earth. But ''he's a hell of a dancer''.
* AffectionateNickname: Calls
Chuck when they fight. If not for the Intersect, Chuck would have likely been eaten by him.
* MadeOfIron: He was knocked out cold when
"schnuck" and Casey shot-put a toaster oven in his face, yet came out not too worse for wear afterwards.
"[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin cop face.]]"
%%* ConMan
%%* CoolOldGuy
* EyeScream: The data for accessing Hydra is found in his fake eye, which Volkoff messily pops out after killing him.
JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A magnificent jerk with the biggest heart ever!
%%* TheNicknamer
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Volkoff was none too happy NoodleIncident: Exactly who Jack conned that he prompted Graham to arrest him and enlist Sarah to protect them was caught never expanded on.
* WildCard: No matter how much he loves Sarah, he's still a ConMan to the core,
and endagered the Hydra network if they CIA discovered what was in his eye.
** YouHaveFailedMe
* YouLookFamiliar: Willig previously appeared in "Chuck Versus the Tango" as La Ciudad's bodyguard, however WordOfGod confirms that Yuri is ''not'' the same character.
%%* WeHardlyKnewYou
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Everyone Else]]
!!'''Alex [=McHugh=]'''
can never really be trusted.

!!'''Nicholas Quinn'''



'''Rank/Job:''' None\\
'''Affiliation''': None]
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[[caption-width:177:"Whether you like it or not, dad, I'm not going anywhere."]]

''Portrayed by Mekenna Melvin''

The daughter of Alex Coburn [[spoiler:(alias John Casey)]] and Kathleen [=McHugh=]. Kathleen was told that Alex was killed in combat in 1989 (actually volunteered for a special unit) while she was pregnant with their daughter. [[spoiler:John first found out about his daughter twenty-one years later in "Chuck Versus the Tic Tac".]] After being targeted by Ring agents, she becomes aware of her father's true occupation. [[spoiler:She is currently dating Morgan Grimes with her father's reluctant approval.]]

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' None\\
Special Agent (formerly)\\
'''Affiliation''': None]
CIA (formerly)]
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[[caption-width:177:"Whether you like it or not, dad, [[caption-width:177:"Nice to meet you. I'm not going anywhere.Nicholas Quinn. And I'm about to become the Intersect."]]

''Portrayed by Mekenna Melvin''

Angus Macfadyen''

A rogue freelance spy who has something of a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge vendetta against Chuck]], to put it very mellow. He was a top-grade CIA agent who was set to be the agency's first true Intersect Agent. However, Bryce Larkin happened. After that, his life and career began a downward spiral until he left the CIA and began to work freelance. ...[[LaserGuidedKarma For Fulcrum,
The daughter of Alex Coburn [[spoiler:(alias John Casey)]] Ring, and Kathleen [=McHugh=]. Kathleen was told that Alex was killed in combat in 1989 (actually volunteered for Volkoff Industries]], all organizations which Chuck himself put out of commission, and Quinn out of business. Quinn snapped, and made it his life's mission to make Chuck's life a special unit) living hell even worse than his own, and get the Intersect while she was pregnant with their daughter. [[spoiler:John first found out about he's at it, which technically is ''rightfully his daughter twenty-one years later in "Chuck Versus the Tic Tac".]] After being targeted by Ring agents, she becomes aware of her father's true occupation. [[spoiler:She is currently dating Morgan Grimes with her father's reluctant approval.]]anyway.''



Tropes associated with Alex:
* ActionGirl: The potential is there, seeing as she managed to stun Casey with a five-hit combo. [[spoiler:Of course, she's his ''daughter''.]] [[FauxActionGirl Sadly, beyond that one scene, we never see her in physical action again.]]
-->'''Alex:''' I got an A in my self-defense class!
%%* DeadGuyJunior
* DisappearedDad: Alex Coburn died during an operation in Honduras in 1989 while Kathleen [=McHugh=] was pregnant. [[spoiler:His death was faked; he then joined a Black Ops team and takes on the name John Casey.]]
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Extremely Dour Colonel's Beautiful Daughter]]

!!'''Generalissimo Alejandro Fulgencio Goya'''

to:

Tropes associated with Alex:
Quinn:
* ActionGirl: ActionSurvivor: He has an incredible talent of escaping extremely dangerous situations. Practically an expy of [[Series/{{Alias}} Sark]].
** He survived being tortured for 378 days.
* ArchEnemy: While Chuck would more or less see Shaw as his greatest enemy, Quinn openly views Chuck as his.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Being tortured for over a year in a hole didn't do anything for his sanity, or [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge anger management]].
* BigBad: Of the second-half of the final season.
%%* TheChessmaster
* {{Determinator}}: To a practically hilarious degree - this is a man who will stop at nothing to get the Intersect. Case in point? Getting kicked out of a moving ''bullet train'', and ''[[RuleOfCool still somehow managing to get back inside]].''
* {{Knight Of Cerebus}}: His {{Mind Rape}} of Sarah made the final two episodes exceptionally dark for a normally light hearted show.
* LargeHam: Big time - although not quite as ''delicious'' as Volkoff.
--> "I'm former CIA too…
The potential is there, seeing as she managed Intersect was supposed to stun Casey with be ''mine''… But then Larkin stole it for ''you''. So I went back at into the field, and then got captured… (laughs) Oooh, and tortured in a five-hit combo. [[spoiler:Of course, she's hole in the ground for 378 days - '''''IN A HOLE!'''''"
--> "'''''[[WickedCultured ENOUGH OF THE KABUKI!]]'''''"
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* SanitySlippage: Chuck has, for the lack of better words, completely ruined
his ''daughter''.]] [[FauxActionGirl Sadly, beyond life, even if unintentional. The constant repeats have driven the guy completely insane.
* UnknownRival: Chuck had no idea of what he did to this guy; no one knew him, or
that one scene, we never see her in physical action again.]]
-->'''Alex:''' I got an A in my self-defense class!
%%* DeadGuyJunior
* DisappearedDad: Alex Coburn died during an operation in Honduras in 1989 while Kathleen [=McHugh=]
he was pregnant. [[spoiler:His death was faked; he then joined a Black Ops team and takes on working for all the name John Casey.]]
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Extremely Dour Colonel's Beautiful Daughter]]

!!'''Generalissimo Alejandro Fulgencio Goya'''
baddies that Team Bartowski faced off against over the run of the show.

!!'''The Belgian'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Dictator / General\\
'''Affiliation''': The Republic of Costa Gravas]
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[[caption-width:177:"Come...''to Costa Gravas!''"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/ArmandAssante''

Dictator of [[BananaRepublic fictional Latin American country]] Costa Gravas. Four presidents (Gerald Ford, UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush) issued a kill order on him but failed. Those orders were carried out by John Casey, who Goya calls the "Angel of Death." He gained many enemies, both inside and outside his country, when he decided to allow democratic elections. He is deeply fond of Captain Awesome, the man who saved his life, [[ChivalrousPervert and even fonder of his wife Ellie.]] He also respects Casey, who (unwillingly) gave donated blood to save him, and gives him a new nickname "Angel of Life."

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Dictator / General\\
Crime Lord\\
'''Affiliation''': The Republic of Costa Gravas]
Belgian Organized Crime]
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[[caption-width:177:"Come...''to Costa Gravas!''"]]

[[caption-width:177:"Pursue Agent Carmichael, and we will kill him - ''slowly.''"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/ArmandAssante''

Dictator of [[BananaRepublic fictional Latin American country]] Costa Gravas. Four presidents (Gerald Ford, UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush) issued
[[Series/TheThornBirds Richard Chamberlain]]''

Real name - '''Adelbert de Smet'''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Just how it sounds]], [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment The Belgian is
a kill order on him but failed. Those orders were carried out by John Casey, Belgian man who Goya calls is in charge of Belgian Organized Crime]]. An extremely dangerous individual who specializes in smuggling highly sensitive intelligence, he had information on the "Angel identity of Death." He gained many enemies, both inside and outside his country, the Intersect. However, when Chuck practically fell into his lap, he got ambitious and decided to allow democratic elections. He is deeply fond of Captain Awesome, kidnap Chuck to extract the man who saved his life, [[ChivalrousPervert Intersect, or just sell off ''Chuck'' himself altogether. Even if he had to lobotomize him.

[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge He was knocked out
and even fonder of his wife Ellie.]] He also respects Casey, who (unwillingly) gave donated blood to save him, arrested by Chuck's very protective, and gives him a new nickname "Angel of Life."
very pissed off girlfriend.]]



Tropes associated with Goya:
* AffablyEvil / FauxAffablyEvil
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CaptainErsatz: He shares qualities with Fidel Castro but his larger than life persona and love of the good life (not to mention his middle name) is more reminiscent of Fulgencio Batista.
%%* ChewingTheScenery
%%* ChivalrousPervert
* FamousNamedForeigner: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgencio_Batista Fulgencio]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Goya Goya]].
%%* FriendlyEnemy: To Casey.
%%* LargeHam
%%* RasputinianDeath: Had a few of these
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite his [[BunnyEarsLawyer quirks]], the guy is a relatively efficient dictator.
* SpicyLatina: Married to one.
* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell, Dictator?]]: Just as Casey and Beckman thought he may have truly sided with America - after the...who-knows-what attempt on his life, by ''[[spoiler:his own wife]]'' this time - they discover he purchased a [[NukeEm Nuclear ICBM]] from Volkoff. [[DudeNotFunny Directly calibrated to hit a major southern city in North America]].

!!'''Gertrude Verbanski'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' CEO\\
'''Affiliation''': Verbanski Corporation]
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[[caption-width:177:"Sorry, if I got too physical. Must be the uniform."]]

''Portrayed by [[Film/TheMatrix Carrie Anne Moss]]''

A (presumably) Russian or Slavic PMC soldier who had a moment with John Casey in the past. She has now returned and is helping the team as well as providing Casey with some romance.
----
Tropes associated with Verbanski:
* ActionGirl: She once disarmed Casey! ''(And even encased the weapon she took from him!)''
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Is an efficient operative and businesswoman in her own right. But, whenever Casey is involved, she either gets weak in the knees, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial flustered]], or just plain ''[[{{Tsundere}} weird]]''.
%%* DarkActionGirl: Depends on the job.
%%* OfficialCouple: With Casey.
%%* PrivateMilitaryContractor
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Is a "master" of these. When flustered enough, ''[[BunnyEarsLawyer she'll begin ranting for no reason - even as no one brought anything up!]]''
-->''(Both Sarah and Verbanski silence a couple of mooks during a mission...)''
-->'''Verbanski:''' "...Fine! I love Casey! Just stop grilling me!"
-->'''Sarah:''' "[[FlatWhat ...]]"
%%ZCE* {{Tsundere}}

!!'''Jack Burton'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Con Artist\\
'''Affiliation''': None]
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[[caption-width:177:"A thief has to run out of town as fast as he can, but a good con man can leave whenever he wants"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/GaryCole''

Sarah's somewhat estranged father. He is a two-bit ConMan who frequently involved Sarah when she was a kid in his schemes, and often rewarded her with ice cream or sometimes hard cash. Sarah claims that her experiences with him rubbed her the wrong way, but Jack ''(correctly)'' deduced that she had way more fun conning people than she would care to admit. That said, he always kept her well-being and happiness at heart, and in his own way, looked out for her.

When Sarah was in high school, Director Graham arrested him "for his own protection" after he conned a particularly dangerous man - this same incident was when she was recruited into the CIA. Jack however found out about her much later, and despite being on opposite sides of the law, he's proud of her. Using his skills as a confidence man, Jack helped out Chuck and his team on two seperate occassions: Freezing the funds of a powerful Sheikh, and obtaining Iranian nuclear missile plans.
----
Tropes associated with Jack:
* AffablyEvil: Absolute bottom feeding scum of the Earth. But ''he's a hell of a dancer''.
* AffectionateNickname: Calls Chuck "schnuck" and Casey "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin cop face.]]"
%%* ConMan
%%* CoolOldGuy
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A magnificent jerk with the biggest heart ever!
%%* TheNicknamer
* NoodleIncident: Exactly who Jack conned that prompted Graham to arrest him and enlist Sarah to protect them was never expanded on.
* WildCard: No matter how much he loves Sarah, he's still a ConMan to the core, and can never really be trusted.

!!'''Nicholas Quinn'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent (formerly)\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA (formerly)]
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[[caption-width:177:"Nice to meet you. I'm Nicholas Quinn. And I'm about to become the Intersect."]]

''Portrayed by Angus Macfadyen''

A rogue freelance spy who has something of a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge vendetta against Chuck]], to put it very mellow. He was a top-grade CIA agent who was set to be the agency's first true Intersect Agent. However, Bryce Larkin happened. After that, his life and career began a downward spiral until he left the CIA and began to work freelance. ...[[LaserGuidedKarma For Fulcrum, The Ring, and Volkoff Industries]], all organizations which Chuck himself put out of commission, and Quinn out of business. Quinn snapped, and made it his life's mission to make Chuck's life a living hell even worse than his own, and get the Intersect while he's at it, which technically is ''rightfully his anyway.''
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Tropes associated with Quinn:
* ActionSurvivor: He has an incredible talent of escaping extremely dangerous situations. Practically an expy of [[Series/{{Alias}} Sark]].
** He survived being tortured for 378 days.
* ArchEnemy: While Chuck would more or less see Shaw as his greatest enemy, Quinn openly views Chuck as his.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Being tortured for over a year in a hole didn't do anything for his sanity, or [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge anger management]].
* BigBad: Of the second-half of the final season.
%%* TheChessmaster
* {{Determinator}}: To a practically hilarious degree - this is a man who will stop at nothing to get the Intersect. Case in point? Getting kicked out of a moving ''bullet train'', and ''[[RuleOfCool still somehow managing to get back inside]].''
* {{Knight Of Cerebus}}: His {{Mind Rape}} of Sarah made the final two episodes exceptionally dark for a normally light hearted show.
* LargeHam: Big time - although not quite as ''delicious'' as Volkoff.
--> "I'm former CIA too… The Intersect was supposed to be ''mine''… But then Larkin stole it for ''you''. So I went back at into the field, and then got captured… (laughs) Oooh, and tortured in a hole in the ground for 378 days - '''''IN A HOLE!'''''"
--> "'''''[[WickedCultured ENOUGH OF THE KABUKI!]]'''''"
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* SanitySlippage: Chuck has, for the lack of better words, completely ruined his life, even if unintentional. The constant repeats have driven the guy completely insane.
* UnknownRival: Chuck had no idea of what he did to this guy; no one knew him, or that he was working for all the baddies that Team Bartowski faced off against over the run of the show.

!!'''The Belgian'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Crime Lord\\
'''Affiliation''': Belgian Organized Crime]
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[[caption-width:177:"Pursue Agent Carmichael, and we will kill him - ''slowly.''"]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/TheThornBirds Richard Chamberlain]]''

Real name - '''Adelbert de Smet'''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Just how it sounds]], [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment The Belgian is a Belgian man who is in charge of Belgian Organized Crime]]. An extremely dangerous individual who specializes in smuggling highly sensitive intelligence, he had information on the identity of the Intersect. However, when Chuck practically fell into his lap, he got ambitious and decided to kidnap Chuck to extract the Intersect, or just sell off ''Chuck'' himself altogether. Even if he had to lobotomize him.

[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge He was knocked out and arrested by Chuck's very protective, and very pissed off girlfriend.]]
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* [[Characters/ChuckCIAAndOtherSpies The CIA and Other Spies]]



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!!'''Bryce Larkin'''

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[[folder:CIA and other spies]]
!!'''Bryce Larkin'''


[[folder:FULCRUM]]
!!'''Theodore "Ted" Roark'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA]
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[[caption-width:177:"Hello, Chuck."]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/WhiteCollar Matthew Bomer]]''

Chuck's old college buddy and roommate, Bryce is responsible for getting Chuck kicked out of college by framing him for cheating on a test - in truth, he was only saving Chuck from the spy life since he was already being scouted by the CIA. In the end, however, Bryce ended up sending the Intersect to Chuck and starting the whole chain of events as he only trusted Chuck with the Intersect.

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Tropes Associated with Bryce:
%%* TheAce
%%* BigDamnHeroes
* GuileHero: He plays Chuck like a harp.
* HollywoodNerd: He protected the Intersect images with a password inspired by ''Zork'', and it's this shared passion for geeky subjects that helped him and Chuck bond at Stanford.
%%* KilledOffForReal
* MomentKiller: Bryce is a walking, talking cockblock.
%%* MrFanservice
* RomanticFalseLead: He was Sarah's main love interest for the first two seasons, until he was [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal in the Season 2 finale.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: Sacrificed his friendship with Chuck to give Chuck a chance at a normal life.
%%* WellIntentionedExtremist

!!'''Stephen J. Bartowski / Orion'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Engineer\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA (formerly)]
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[[caption-width:177:"Maybe we should...wait until dark, they're...they're tracking my every move. Rat bastards..."]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/QuantumLeap Scott Bakula]]''

Chuck and Ellie's estranged father, he is later revealed to have been a CIA spy, engineer, and creator of the Intersect - codenamed Orion. After discovering what the Intersect was truly capable of, he abandoned Chuck and Ellie to protect them from Fulcrum and The Ring.

[[spoiler:He was later shot and killed by Daniel Shaw.]]

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'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent\\
CEO / Engineer / Director\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA]
FULCRUM / Roark Instruments]
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[[caption-width:177:"Hello, Chuck.[[caption-width:177:"I'm not a monster. ...[[CardCarryingVillain Maybe a little bit of a monster]]."]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/WhiteCollar Matthew Bomer]]''

Chuck's old
Creator/ChevyChase''

The CEO and founder of Roark Instruments, Ted Roark is secretly the head of FULCRUM and is in charge of developing FULCRUM's own intersect. He also has quite a bit of history with Stephen Bartowski: The two were former
college buddy buddies, and roommate, Bryce is responsible for getting Chuck kicked out supposedly, Ted stole all of college by framing him for cheating on a test - in truth, his best ideas.

At the end of Season 2,
he was only saving Chuck from the spy life since he was already being scouted by the CIA. In the end, however, Bryce ended up sending the Intersect to Chuck and starting the whole chain of events as he only trusted Chuck with the Intersect.

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Tropes Associated with Bryce:
%%* TheAce
%%* BigDamnHeroes
* GuileHero: He plays Chuck like a harp.
* HollywoodNerd: He protected the Intersect images with a password inspired by ''Zork'', and it's this shared passion for geeky subjects that helped him and Chuck bond at Stanford.
%%* KilledOffForReal
* MomentKiller: Bryce is a walking, talking cockblock.
%%* MrFanservice
* RomanticFalseLead: He was Sarah's main love interest for the first two seasons, until he was [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal in the Season 2 finale.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: Sacrificed his friendship with Chuck to give Chuck a chance at a normal life.
%%* WellIntentionedExtremist

!!'''Stephen J. Bartowski / Orion'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Engineer\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA (formerly)]
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[[caption-width:177:"Maybe we should...wait until dark, they're...they're tracking my every move. Rat bastards..."]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/QuantumLeap Scott Bakula]]''

Chuck and Ellie's estranged father, he is later revealed to have been a CIA spy, engineer, and creator of the Intersect - codenamed Orion. After discovering what the Intersect was truly capable of, he abandoned Chuck and Ellie to protect them from Fulcrum and The Ring.

[[spoiler:He was later shot
apprehended and killed by Daniel Shaw.]]Miles, after he had [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived his usefulness]] to The Ring.



Tropes associated with Stephen:
* ActorAllusion: Done twice in Stephen's first appearance.
** A very familiar CatchPhrase shows up quite early in the episode.
---> '''Ellie''' (in shock at seeing her father): [[CallBack I want pancakes.]]
--->'''Stephen''' (equally shocked at her reaction): [[Series/QuantumLeap Oh boy!]]
** A meta example occurred in the network lead-in to the episode, done by Bakula in which he mentions feeling like he's "been here before." ''Series/QuantumLeap'' aired on NBC (though regrettably for the reference, never on the Mondays at 8pm Eastern Time slot Chuck occupied at the time).
* TheAtoner: He feels really bad about abandoning his kids.
** He also seems to have spent years trying to atone for [[spoiler:turning his best friend, Hartley Winterbottom into the ax crazy arms dealer Alexei Volkroff, and convincing his wife (a CIA agent) to go rogue to look after him.]]
* BadassBookworm: The man was on the run from the government and Fulcrum for ten years and regularly kicks the crap out of secret agents.
* CatchPhrase: "Aces, Charles".
%%* ChekhovMIA
%%* DisappearedDad
* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat: "This disk will self-destruct in 5 seconds".
* IronicNickname: Orion the Hunter yet he has spent most of his adult life being the hunted.
** Makes more sense with the backstory revealed in season four. [[spoiler:Seeing how he spent years keeping track of his best friend Hartley, (AKA Alexei Volkroff) who he accidentally turned into an ax crazy arms dealer, and his wife, who took it upon herself to look after Hartley.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Courtesy of Daniel Shaw.]]
* OmniscientDatabase: A beta version of the Intersect is in his head. When we see his flashes, the images move much more slowly than they do when Chuck flashes.
* ProperlyParanoid: He thinks that "the bastards are watching [his] every move". He says that in a room with [[TheMenInBlack Sarah]], and he's completely right.
** Of course he ''knew'' Sarah was CIA all along, and only allowed her to find him in the first place because he allowed her to.
%%* TechnoWizard

!!'''Langston Graham'''

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Tropes associated Associated with Stephen:
Ted:
* ActorAllusion: Done twice in AffablyEvil & FauxAffablyEvil: The reigning champion of these tropes within the show.
* BigBad: Of Season 2, as the head of FULCRUM.
* CardCarryingVillain: More or less admits to the fact that he's an unrepentant monster.
* DeadpanSnarker: Yet another trope he's a king of.
%%* GoOutWithASmile
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed
* RivalTurnedEvil: It started as friendly rivalry with Stephen Bartowski. Now it's FULCRUM versus CIA.
* ShoutOut: He's the Creator/SteveJobs to
Stephen's first appearance.
** A very familiar CatchPhrase shows up quite early in the episode.
---> '''Ellie''' (in shock at seeing her father): [[CallBack I want pancakes.]]
--->'''Stephen''' (equally shocked at her reaction): [[Series/QuantumLeap Oh boy!]]
** A meta example occurred in the network lead-in to the episode, done by Bakula in which he mentions feeling like
Steve Wozniak.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The Ring assassinates him after
he's "been here before." ''Series/QuantumLeap'' aired on NBC (though regrettably for the reference, never on the Mondays at 8pm Eastern Time slot Chuck occupied at the time).
* TheAtoner: He feels really bad about abandoning his kids.
** He also seems to have spent years trying to atone for [[spoiler:turning his best friend, Hartley Winterbottom into the ax crazy arms dealer Alexei Volkroff, and convincing his wife (a CIA agent) to go rogue to look after him.]]
* BadassBookworm: The man was on the run from the government and Fulcrum for ten years and regularly kicks the crap out of secret agents.
* CatchPhrase: "Aces, Charles".
%%* ChekhovMIA
%%* DisappearedDad
* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat: "This disk will self-destruct in 5 seconds".
* IronicNickname: Orion the Hunter yet he has spent most of his adult life being the hunted.
** Makes more sense with the backstory revealed in season four. [[spoiler:Seeing how he spent years keeping track of his best friend Hartley, (AKA Alexei Volkroff) who he accidentally turned into an ax crazy arms dealer, and his wife, who took it upon herself to look after Hartley.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Courtesy of Daniel Shaw.]]
* OmniscientDatabase: A beta version of the Intersect is in his head. When we see his flashes, the images move much more slowly than they do when Chuck flashes.
* ProperlyParanoid: He thinks that "the bastards are watching [his] every move". He says that in a room with [[TheMenInBlack Sarah]], and he's completely right.
** Of course he ''knew'' Sarah was CIA all along, and only allowed her to find him in the first place because he allowed her to.
%%* TechnoWizard

!!'''Langston Graham'''
captured.

!!'''Vincent Smith'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Director\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA]
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[[caption-width:177:"At least they ''(the intersect)'' weren't sent to his friend."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/TonyTodd''

Graham was the Director of the CIA, and the direct supervisor of the Intersect Project, along with Sarah's superior. He recruited Sarah when she was in high school after he apprehended her father for conning a dangerous individual - claiming he [[WellIntentionedExtremist saved]] them both. It is assumed he is the only other person to have known Sarah's real full name.

He was killed at the beginning of Season 2 after the rebuilt Intersect was sabotaged by Fulcrum.

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'''Rank/Job:''' Director\\
Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA]
FULCRUM / The Ring]
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[[caption-width:177:"At least they ''(the intersect)'' weren't sent [[caption-width:177:"I wish I could give you a proper reward. But, fortunately I have to his friend.shoot you."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/TonyTodd''

Graham was the Director of the CIA,
Creator/ArnoldVosloo''

Vincent heads FULCRUM's search for Orion,
and the is under direct supervisor of command by the Intersect Project, along Ring Elders as well as Ted Roark. For three years, he's been looking for him to no avail - that is until Chuck finally made contact with Sarah's superior. He recruited Sarah when she was in high school after he apprehended her father for conning a dangerous individual - claiming he [[WellIntentionedExtremist saved]] them both. It is assumed he is the only other person to have known Sarah's real full name.

him.

He was killed at by an air strike in "Chuck Versus the beginning of Season 2 after the rebuilt Intersect was sabotaged by Fulcrum.Colonel".[[note]]Not that it's stopped fans believing he ''still' managed to survive.[[/note]]



Tropes associated with Graham:
%%* BaldBlackLeaderGuy
%%* DaChief
* Jerkass: He's essentially Beckman without any of the sympathetic qualities.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Dies in an explosion in the Season 2 premiere.]]
%%* MissionControl
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Graham was supposed to have survived longer than intended, but his death came about due to Tony Todd appearing on ''Series/TwentyFour'' that same year.
%%* TheStoic
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Seems to have this attitude even more than Beckman.

!!'''Cole Barker'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM (cover) / MI6]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/barker01_3672.png
[[caption-width:177:"Well, who'd have thought it. Cole Barker loses the girl to Chuck Bartowski."]]

''Portrayed by Jonathan Cake''

Barker is a MI6 agent who infiltrated the ranks of Fulcrum as one of their top operatives - only to have his cover blown by Chuck & crew after a case of mistaken identity. Throughout his stay in Castle, some static was caused between him and Chuck, with Barker shamelessly hitting on Sarah at every chance he got. Regardless, he proved he was ultimately a good guy, and a dependable agent.
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Tropes associated with Barker:
%%* TheAce
%%* BigDamnHeroes
* ColdBloodedTorture: Was on the receiving end of so many of these, he's developed a case of TooKinkyToTorture.

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Tropes associated Associated with Graham:
Vincent:
%%* BaldBlackLeaderGuy
%%* DaChief
BadassInANiceSuit
* Jerkass: He's essentially Beckman without any BlessedWithSuck: With his track record of the sympathetic qualities.
getting hurt, ''no one'' wants to be in Vincent's shoes.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Dies BookEnds: He gets caught in an explosion air strike in his first and last appearances.
* ButtMonkey: Should be
the Season 2 premiere.]]
%%* MissionControl
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Graham was supposed to have survived longer than intended, but his death came about due to Tony Todd appearing on ''Series/TwentyFour'' that same year.
%%* TheStoic
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Seems to have
poster-boy for this attitude even more than Beckman.

!!'''Cole Barker'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM (cover) / MI6]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/barker01_3672.png
[[caption-width:177:"Well, who'd have thought it. Cole Barker loses the girl to Chuck Bartowski."]]

''Portrayed
trope. Vincent was, in direct order: Blown up, shot, poisoned, shot again, beaten up by Jonathan Cake''

Barker is a MI6 agent who infiltrated the ranks of Fulcrum as one of their top operatives - only to have his cover blown
Stephen, run over by Chuck & crew after a case of mistaken identity. Throughout his stay in Castle, some static was caused between him and Chuck, bludgeoned with Barker shamelessly hitting on Sarah at every chance he got. Regardless, he proved he was ultimately a good guy, and a dependable agent.
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Tropes associated with Barker:
%%* TheAce
%%* BigDamnHeroes
* ColdBloodedTorture: Was on the receiving end of so many of these, he's developed a case of TooKinkyToTorture.
radiator by Casey, knocked out by Sarah, then finally blown up by Beckman's air strike. He is by no means incompetent, just extremely unlucky.



%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
%%* MI6
* OddFriendship: After a bit of initial static with Chuck regarding Sarah, the two have surprisingly learned to get along and work together rather well. Cole himself seems particularly fond of Chuck; both times he got shot he was more worried about Chuck's well being, even though Chuck's current injuries weren't ''nearly'' as serious.
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: A lecherous, suave AntiHero variation.

!!'''Mary Elizabeth Bartowski / Frost'''

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* TheDragon: To both Ted Roark, and the Ring Elders.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
%%* MI6
EnigmaticMinion
* OddFriendship: After a bit of initial static with Chuck regarding Sarah, the two have surprisingly learned to get along and work together rather well. Cole FauxAffablyEvil: Vincent prides himself seems particularly fond in a sense of Chuck; both times he got shot professionalism.
%%* MIB
%%* RasputinianDeath
%%* SharpDressedMan
* TheyKilledKenny: To the point where some people are still debating whether
he was more worried about Chuck's well being, even though Chuck's current injuries weren't ''nearly'' as serious.
truly killed during Beckman's air-strike...
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: A lecherous, suave AntiHero variation.

!!'''Mary Elizabeth Bartowski / Frost'''
TrainingFromHell: Implied to have gone through one.
-->'''Vincent''': It's called Tetradotoxin. FULCRUM agents are trained to withstand it's death-like state.
-->'''Chuck''': Sounds like a fun class.
-->'''Vincent''': Not really.
* TheWorfEffect: He's undeniably a top-class operative, who regularly gets beaten and blown up.

!!'''Dr. Jill Roberts'''



'''Rank/Job:''' ???\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries/[[spoiler: CIA]]]
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[[caption-width:177:[[ActorAllusion "Come with me if you want to live."]]]]

''Portrayed by Creator/LindaHamilton''

Mary is Chuck and Ellie's mother. She disappeared when they were children, leaving Ellie to raise Chuck after Stephen left as well. She first appears in [[spoiler: "Chuck Versus the Anniversary" where she is a prisoner of Marco, an agent of Volkoff. She escapes, effortlessly killing her captors.]] Though at first its a mystery as to who she's working for and who she's loyal to, the one thing that's clear is that she doesnot want to hurt [[MoralityPet her family]].

[[spoiler: Eventually its revealed that her original mission of infiltrating Volkoff Industries is still her primary goal, due to her husband's Intersect project being responsible for turning the previously harmless Hartley Winterbottom into the AxeCrazy Alexei Volkoff.]]

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Tropes associated with Mary:
%%* ActionMom:
%%* BackForTheFinale

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'''Rank/Job:''' ???\\
Operative / Biochemist\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries/[[spoiler: CIA]]]
FULCRUM]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mary01_2615.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jill01_2443.png
[[caption-width:177:[[ActorAllusion "Come with me if you want to live."]]]]

[[caption-width:177:"I care about Chuck."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/LindaHamilton''

Mary
Creator/JordanaBrewster''

Jill
is Chuck's ex-girlfriend back from his Stanford days. Right after Chuck was kicked out for "cheating", she dumped Chuck and Ellie's mother. fell for Bryce - the very guy who got him kicked out. In truth, she was by then recruited by FULCRUM and was forced to dump Chuck. Since then, there's been some bad blood between them - but at the same time, lingering traces of their love.

She disappeared when they were children, leaving Ellie to raise was freed by Chuck after Stephen left as well. She first appears in [[spoiler: "Chuck Versus the Anniversary" where she is a prisoner of Marco, an agent of Volkoff. She escapes, effortlessly killing her captors.]] Though at first its a mystery as to who she's working for First Kill", and who she's loyal to, is now on the one thing that's clear is that she doesnot want to hurt [[MoralityPet her family]].

[[spoiler: Eventually its revealed that her original mission of infiltrating Volkoff Industries is still her primary goal, due to her husband's Intersect project being responsible for turning the previously harmless Hartley Winterbottom into the AxeCrazy Alexei Volkoff.]]

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run.
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Tropes associated Associated with Mary:
Jill:
%%* ActionMom:
BadassBookworm
%%* BackForTheFinaleChronicBackstabbingDisorder
%%* TheDragon: To Leader.



%%* MamaBear
%%* ParentalAbandonment
* [[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou Mommy Had A Good Reason For Abandoning You]]

!!'''Carina Miller'''

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%%* MamaBear
%%* ParentalAbandonment
* [[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou Mommy Had A Good Reason For Abandoning You]]

!!'''Carina Miller'''
PutOnABus: Her family thinks she moved to Finland.
** According to WordOfGod, had budget and time allowed it Jill [[TheBusCameBack would have returned]] for [[BackForTheFinale the series finale]].

!!'''Tommy Delgado'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent
'''Affiliation''': DEA]
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[[caption-width:177:"You idiot. The reason Sarah is being so cold is because she loves you. Now get your head out of your ass and be a spy."]]

''Portrayed by Mini Anden''

One of Sarah's old spy buddies (they were part of a four-woman team called the CAT Squad), Carina is a spy who is equally comfortable with either kicking ass or seducing unwitting marks.

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'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent
Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': DEA]
FULCRUM]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/carina01_8723.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tommy01_374.png
[[caption-width:177:"You idiot. The reason Sarah is being so cold is because she loves you. Now get your head out of your ass and be a spy.[[caption-width:177:"Okay... I wouldn't want you kill some random person. I'd feel just... terrible."]]

''Portrayed by Mini Anden''

One of Sarah's old spy buddies (they were part of a four-woman team called the CAT Squad), Carina
Creator/AnthonyRuivivar''

Tommy
is a spy cold and ruthless operative who attempted to use Bryce to steal the Intersect. Tommy's appearance marks the first time the viewers become aware of FULCRUM.

After Bryce's supposed death, Tommy saved him and used the Demetrios crime family to smuggle his body back into the US. The plan failed, but he was later able to deduce that Bryce was just a decoy, and that Chuck was the real Intersect.

He was then captured and placed in a CIA prison, though he
is equally comfortable still somehow involved with either kicking ass or seducing unwitting marks.the tracking of the Intersect from his cell.



Tropes Associated with Carina:
* ActionGirl: Carina is able to hold her own in a fight against Sarah.
* BigDamnHeroes: Pulls one in the Season 4 finale.
%%* ClassyCatBurglar
* DefrostingIceQueen: Towards Morgan. Originally she couldn't even remember his name, and shows very little respect for him. She warms up to him significantly after he stands up to her, [[spoiler: and even sleeps with him]].
* FemmeFatale: Her main modus operandi is seduction. She's so good at it that she's even able to get ''Casey'' to drop his guard, even when he's ''completely aware of her intentions''.
* MsFanservice: She spends a ''lot'' of her appearances in her underwear, swimsuits, and sexy cocktail dresses, and very much uses her appearance to advantage.
* VitriolicBestBuds: She had no qualms double-crossing Sarah to make herself look better to the CIA brass.

!!'''Greta'''

to:

Tropes Associated with Carina:
Tommy:
%%* BadassInANiceSuit
* ActionGirl: Carina is able to hold her own in a fight against Sarah.
* BigDamnHeroes: Pulls one in the
BigBad: Arguably, for Season 4 finale.
%%* ClassyCatBurglar
* DefrostingIceQueen: Towards Morgan. Originally she couldn't even remember his name, and shows very little respect for him. She warms up to him significantly
1. Though he is captured only after appearing in two episodes, he stands up to her, [[spoiler: and even sleeps with him]].
* FemmeFatale: Her main modus operandi is seduction. She's so good at it that she's even able to get ''Casey'' to drop his guard, even when he's ''completely aware of her intentions''.
* MsFanservice: She spends a ''lot'' of her appearances in her underwear, swimsuits, and sexy cocktail dresses, and very much uses her appearance to advantage.
* VitriolicBestBuds: She had no qualms double-crossing Sarah to make herself look better to
remained the CIA brass.

!!'''Greta'''
"face" of FULCRUM to many fans.
%%* ColdSniper
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* EnigmaticMinion
%%* FauxAffablyEvil
%%* GoodScarsEvilScars
%%* SharpDressedMan

!!'''Leader'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent / Computer Technician / Green Shirt\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA / Buy More]
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[[caption-width:177:"I have a way with dealing with annoyances. It's very pleasant. But only to me."]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/AttackOfTheShow Olivia Munn]], [[Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike Isaiah Mustafa]], Wrestling/StacyKeibler, Creator/SummerGlau (pictured left)''

An agent(s) under Beckman's direct orders who is stationed at the rebuilt, CIA-run Buy More. Many different individuals assume the identity of Greta, for mission ambiguity and other...unclear purposes.

[[spoiler:Eventually, it is revealed that the Gretas were candidates for a new NCS project in which they were candidates vying to be new Intersect Agents. Greta-2 and Greta-3 and became the first members of this program, before a nearly catastrophic disaster resulted in the program being taken under Chuck's lead, and the two Gretas are subsequently de-Intersected.]]

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'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent / Computer Technician / Green Shirt\\
Senior Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA / Buy More]
FULCRUM]
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[[caption-width:177:"I have a way with dealing with annoyances. It's very pleasant. But only to me."]]

[[caption-width:177:"Devious, aren't we?"]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/AttackOfTheShow Olivia Munn]], [[Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike Isaiah Mustafa]], Wrestling/StacyKeibler, Creator/SummerGlau (pictured left)''

An agent(s) under Beckman's direct orders who is stationed at
Patrick Kilpatrick'''

Jill's FULCRUM handler, and
the rebuilt, CIA-run Buy More. Many different individuals assume organization's senior operative. Together with Jill, he concocted a scheme to infiltrate Castle to gain access to their computers and the CIA's network.

After downloading a significant amount of data, and defeating Team Bartowski, he was nearly successful if it had not been for Big Mike knocking the living shit out of him - mistaking him for a thief.
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Tropes Associated with Leader:
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* DiabolicalMastermind
%%* EvilMentor
* GeniusBruiser: He's extremely cunning and smart - yet tough enough to take down ''Casey''.
* NoNameGiven: His
identity was kept extremely confidential.

!!'''Edgar Winterborne'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM]
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[[caption-width:177:"The Ring... What amateurs!"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/MarkPellegrino'''

An Operative who was tasked with tracking Guy [=LaFleur's=] FULCRUM blackmail roster through Chuck & Jill. He apparently had no knowledge
of Greta, for mission ambiguity and other...unclear purposes.

[[spoiler:Eventually, it is revealed
Jill being a FULCRUM agent, or that she was on that very blackmail file. After destroying the Gretas were candidates USB drive with the file (not knowing Chuck made a backup), he fled and was never found.

He later reappeared in Season 5 as a known associate of Nicholas Quinn, following FULCRUM's dissolution. He was in the middle of a transaction
for a new NCS project in which they were candidates vying to be new the Intersect Agents. Greta-2 and Greta-3 and became Key with Quinn when Sarah ambushed the first members deal aboard Edgar's private jet. After a short scuffle, he presumably escaped after Quinn stole a part of this program, before a nearly catastrophic disaster resulted in the program being taken under Chuck's lead, and the two Gretas are subsequently de-Intersected.]]Intersect key.



Tropes Associated with the Gretas:
%%* TheAce
* ActorAllusion: [[{{Series/Firefly}} A subtle one]] with Summer Glau's incarnation when Casey stands up for his operation after Greta criticizes it. Isaiah Mustafa also plays his version of Greta as very similar to Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike. Stacy Kiebler has a brief rematch with Stone Cold Steve Austin.
* EmotionlessGirl: Munn's portrayal of Greta.
* KnifeNut: Summer's Portrayal of Greta ''really'' likes her knife.
* LegacyCharacter: There are four of them.
%%* MissionControl
* MrFanservice: Mustafa's portrayal.
* MsFanservice: The ''other'' Gretas. Olivia Munn's Greta is even introduced with a [[MaleGaze slow pan]] up her [[ShesGotLegs rather nice stems]].
* NoNameGiven: Of the four Gretas, two are eventually named: [[spoiler:Isaiah Mustafa's Greta-2 (Richard Noble) and Stacey Keibler's Greta-3 (Victoria Dunwoody)]].
* NotSoStoic: The Creator/SummerGlau Greta is the only Greta that ever breaks the façade in the Buy More. It seems not even a spy trained to control their emotions can deal with the annoyance that is Jeff and Lester.
* OmniscientDatabase: [[spoiler:Agents Noble and Dunwoody had access to the Intersect 2.0]].
* StealthHiBye: The Creator/SummerGlau Greta is a master.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Olivia Munn's incarnation of Greta was intended to have been a recurring role, however other commitments forced her to reluctantly drop out after her first appearance. It was then decided to rotate different actors into the role each appearance rather than drop the character.

!!'''Roan Montgomery'''

to:

Tropes Associated associated with Edgar:
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Invokes this towards The Ring. He merely scoffs at their mention and labels them as amateurs.
** [[FridgeLogic Maybe he didn't get
the Gretas:
%%* TheAce
memo that FULCRUM was a PART of The Ring...]]
* ActorAllusion: [[{{Series/Firefly}} A ActionSurvivor: In both his appearances, he escaped relatively unharmed.
* CombatPragmatist: He's extremely efficient and
subtle one]] with Summer Glau's incarnation when Casey stands up for in his operation after Greta criticizes it. Isaiah Mustafa also plays his version of Greta as very similar to Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike. Stacy Kiebler has a brief rematch with Stone Cold Steve Austin.
* EmotionlessGirl: Munn's portrayal of Greta.
* KnifeNut: Summer's Portrayal of Greta ''really'' likes her knife.
* LegacyCharacter: There are four of them.
%%* MissionControl
* MrFanservice: Mustafa's portrayal.
* MsFanservice: The ''other'' Gretas. Olivia Munn's Greta is even introduced with a [[MaleGaze slow pan]] up her [[ShesGotLegs rather nice stems]].
* NoNameGiven: Of
methods. And it's probably why he's the four Gretas, two are eventually named: [[spoiler:Isaiah Mustafa's Greta-2 (Richard Noble) and Stacey Keibler's Greta-3 (Victoria Dunwoody)]].
''only'' known FULCRUM agent aside from Jill to survive.
* NotSoStoic: The Creator/SummerGlau Greta is TheDreaded: Not ''him'' per say, but every time the only Greta viewers caught "[[Film/{{Brazil}} Tuttle Electric]]", they knew ''it was that ever breaks guy''.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: He's worked for FULCRUM since
the façade in the Buy More. It seems not even a spy trained to control their emotions can deal with the annoyance that is Jeff day Ted Roark founded it, and Lester.
* OmniscientDatabase: [[spoiler:Agents Noble and Dunwoody had access
all he's got to the show for it was babysitting Roark's Intersect 2.0]].
* StealthHiBye: The Creator/SummerGlau Greta is a master.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Olivia Munn's incarnation of Greta was intended to have been a recurring role, however other commitments forced her to reluctantly drop out after her first appearance. It was then decided to rotate different actors into the role each appearance rather than drop the character.

!!'''Roan Montgomery'''
Key.


!!'''"Uncle" Bernie Ominsky'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA (formerly)]
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[[caption-width:177:"The first rule of being a spy: never fall in love."]]

''Portrayed by John Laroquette''

Was one of the best spies in the US government and known for his legendary exploits with the ladies, but is now....past his expiration date. Has a historical relationship with Gen. Beckman.
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Tropes Associated with Roan:
* TheAlcoholic: Loves his martinis
* BrokenAce: Despite his reputation and abilities he's a JadedWashout.
%%* TheCasanova: For God and Country.
%%* CoolOldGuy
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSestZIAdZw "65 Bars And A Taste Of Soul" by Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band]].
** The theme ''perfectly'' fits him, AND the song ''actually accompanies Chuck's intersect flash of him''. Yes. His own personal theme song is ''inside the Intersect database''.
* TheMentor: Roan taught his own class in seduction when he was in the CIA.
* NonActionGuy: He has yet to display his spy skills aside from pointing his gun.
%%* SharpDressedMan

!!'''Jane Bentley'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' Director\\
'''Affiliation''': NCS]
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[[caption-width:177:"You know what your problem is? You want people to like you too much. A true leader shouldn't care about that."]]

''Portrayed by Robin Givens''

NCS Director in charge of the GRETA project to find field agents to imprint with the Intersect. After the project was scrapped, she was demoted to work directly under Chuck himself, much, ''much'' to her displeasure.

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent\\
Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA (formerly)]
FULCRUM]
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[[caption-width:177:"The first rule [[caption-width:177:''"I don't know if he wants to kill me or eat me!"'' ~ Chuck, on Uncle Bernie]]

''Portrayed by [[Film/{{Borat}} Ken Davitian]]'''

A senior FULCRUM operative, he is a good friend
of being Jill's father, and is suspected to be the one to have recruited Jill into FULCRUM. Due to his seniority status and clearance, he was tricked into thinking Jill and Chuck were getting married to lure him to a spy: never fall in love.family party (the only time he is without his men), all to ascertain the location of where Ted Roark was holding Stephen Bartowski. After Chuck's cover was blown, he attempted to kill both of them but ended up dying of a heart attack right before the act - which ''may or may not'' have been the result of an [[http://i50.tinypic.com/2en6suw.jpg extremely dangerous defensive pose known as "The Morgan."]]

''Portrayed by John Laroquette''

Was one of the best spies in the US government and known for
In FULCRUM, his legendary exploits with the ladies, but code-name is now....past '''The Carnivore''' due to his expiration date. Has a historical relationship with Gen. Beckman.
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Tropes Associated with Roan:
* TheAlcoholic: Loves his martinis
* BrokenAce: Despite his reputation and abilities he's a JadedWashout.
%%* TheCasanova: For God and Country.
%%* CoolOldGuy
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSestZIAdZw "65 Bars And A Taste Of Soul" by Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band]].
** The theme ''perfectly'' fits him, AND the song ''actually accompanies Chuck's intersect flash
rather impressive feat of him''. Yes. His own personal theme song is ''inside the Intersect database''.
* TheMentor: Roan taught his own class in seduction when he was in the CIA.
* NonActionGuy: He has yet to display his spy skills aside from pointing his gun.
%%* SharpDressedMan

!!'''Jane Bentley'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' Director\\
'''Affiliation''': NCS]
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[[caption-width:177:"You know what your problem is? You want people to like you too much. A true leader shouldn't care about that."]]

''Portrayed by Robin Givens''

NCS Director in charge of the GRETA project to find field agents to imprint with the Intersect. After the project was scrapped, she was demoted to work directly
eating a 96-ounce steak under Chuck himself, much, ''much'' to her displeasure.an hour and gaining recognition for it.



Tropes associated with Bentley:
* DefrostingIceQueen: By the end.
* HeroicSacrifice: Subverted in that Chuck saves her when she was prepared to die.
* JerkAss: Casey calls her "...our Beckman but without the sparkling personality".
* SmugSnake: Is she ever. Or was anyway.

!!'''Clyde Decker'''

to:

Tropes associated with Bentley:
* DefrostingIceQueen: By AffablyEvil: Off-job, he's an extremely friendly and jovial "family-uncle." On the end.
job, he's a typical murdering FULCRUM psycho.
%%* AmbiguouslyJewish
* HeroicSacrifice: Subverted in that Chuck saves her when she was prepared to die.
BigEater: What earned him is code-name, "The Carnivore."
%%* BigFun
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
%%* EvilUncle
* JerkAss: Casey InsistentTerminology: Insists everyone calls him "Uncle", even Chuck.
%%* KilledOffForReal
* {{Leitmotif}}: He's the only other character other than Roan Montogomery who has his own theme song uploaded in the Intersect - his being [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOg5VxrRTi0 "Hungry Like The Wolf" by Duran Duran]].
* NoodleIncident: As Wally put it, each time Bernie meets one of Jill's boyfriends whom he didn't like, [[NeverFoundTheBody "they are never seen again."]]
* [[PapaWolf Uncle Wolf]]: He's seemingly very protective of Jill - at least as far as crappy boyfriends are concerned - but was still willing to kill
her "...our Beckman but without the sparkling personality".
* SmugSnake: Is she ever. Or was anyway.

!!'''Clyde Decker'''
for betraying FULCRUM.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Ring]]
!!'''The Elders'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA]
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[[caption-width:177:"I'm not afraid to be the bad guy."]]

''Portrayed by Richard Burgi''

Described as the CIA's toughest and most ruthless agent, Decker was hell-bent on getting rid of Volkoff and foiling Chuck. In the final season, along with a team of corrupt CIA agents, he was once more determined to destroy Carmichael Industries and eliminate Chuck, for rather mysterious reasons. [[spoiler:Those reasons were blackmail: Daniel Shaw discovered traces of his corruption, and used it to blackmail him into acting as his lackey. He was killed by Verbanski]].

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent\\
Director\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA]
FULCRUM / The Ring]
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[[caption-width:177:"I'm not afraid to be the bad guy."]]

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''Portrayed by Richard Burgi''

Described
by... a bunch of old people?''

The five superiors who both command The Ring,
as well as Fulcrum. Their motives are unknown, but they have been sticking their hands in many different cookie jars - from creating their own Intersect, to the CIA's toughest and most ruthless agent, Decker was hell-bent on getting rid assassination of Volkoff and foiling Chuck. In the final season, along with a team of corrupt CIA agents, he was once more determined to destroy Carmichael Industries and eliminate Chuck, for rather mysterious reasons. [[spoiler:Those reasons global leaders.

They
were blackmail: Daniel Shaw discovered traces captured at the end of his corruption, and used it to blackmail him into acting as his lackey. He was killed Season 3 by Verbanski]].Team Bartowski.



Tropes Associated with Decker:
* BigBad: Of the first half of the final season. [[spoiler: Subverted. He's TheDragon to Shaw.]]
%%* TheDragon: To [[spoiler:Shaw]].
%%* JerkAss
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* SmugSnake
[[/folder]]

[[folder:FULCRUM]]
!!'''Theodore "Ted" Roark'''

to:

Tropes Associated with Decker:
the Elders:
* BigBad: Of the first half For a good chunk of the final season. [[spoiler: Subverted. He's TheDragon show, they have been more or less the main bad guys.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: They seem
to Shaw.]]
have several of these.
* EvilOldFolks: After TheReveal, most of them have been shown to be nothing but a bunch of helpless old farts.
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bastards]]
%%* TheDragon: To [[spoiler:Shaw]].
NebulousEvilOrganisation
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen They Who Must Not Be Seen]]: A good deal of their screen time includes their faces being completely shadowed out.
%%* JerkAss
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* SmugSnake
[[/folder]]

[[folder:FULCRUM]]
!!'''Theodore "Ted" Roark'''
YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

!!'''The Director'''



'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Engineer / Director\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM / Roark Instruments]
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[[caption-width:177:"I'm not a monster. ...[[CardCarryingVillain Maybe a little bit of a monster]]."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/ChevyChase''

The CEO and founder of Roark Instruments, Ted Roark is secretly the head of FULCRUM and is in charge of developing FULCRUM's own intersect. He also has quite a bit of history with Stephen Bartowski: The two were former college buddies, and supposedly, Ted stole all of his best ideas.

At the end of Season 2, he was apprehended and killed by Miles, after he had [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived his usefulness]] to The Ring.

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'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Engineer / Director\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM / Roark Instruments]
The Ring]
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[[caption-width:177:"I'm not a monster. ...[[CardCarryingVillain Maybe a little bit of a monster]].[[caption-width:177:"Now this is brazen."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/ChevyChase''

Creator/MarkSheppard''

The CEO and founder of Roark Instruments, Ted Roark Director is secretly the [[IncrediblyLamePun direct]] head of FULCRUM and is in charge of developing FULCRUM's own intersect. He also has quite a bit of history with Stephen Bartowski: The two were former college buddies, and supposedly, Ted stole Ring - of seemingly equal authority as The Elders, he is the driving force of many, if not all of their operations. He has somehow obtained surveillance footage of Sarah's red test, and was directly responsible for Shaw's FaceHeelTurn.

He was soon captured by the then civilian Casey, who traded him to earn back
his best ideas.

At the end of Season 2, he was apprehended
rank, a new Crown Victoria, and killed by Miles, after he had [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived his usefulness]] to The Ring.making Morgan an official spy of Team Bartowski.



Tropes Associated with Ted:
* AffablyEvil & FauxAffablyEvil: The reigning champion of these tropes within the show.
* BigBad: Of Season 2, as the head of FULCRUM.
* CardCarryingVillain: More or less admits to the fact that he's an unrepentant monster.
* DeadpanSnarker: Yet another trope he's a king of.
%%* GoOutWithASmile
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed
* RivalTurnedEvil: It started as friendly rivalry with Stephen Bartowski. Now it's FULCRUM versus CIA.
* ShoutOut: He's the Creator/SteveJobs to Stephen's Steve Wozniak.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The Ring assassinates him after he's captured.

!!'''Vincent Smith'''

to:

Tropes Associated with Ted:
The Director:
* AffablyEvil & FauxAffablyEvil: The reigning champion of these tropes within the show.
FauxAffablyEvil
* BigBad: Of the first half of Season 2, as the head of FULCRUM.
* CardCarryingVillain: More or less admits to the fact that he's an unrepentant monster.
* DeadpanSnarker: Yet another trope he's a king of.
%%* GoOutWithASmile
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed
* RivalTurnedEvil: It started as friendly rivalry with Stephen Bartowski. Now it's FULCRUM versus CIA.
* ShoutOut:
3. He's the Creator/SteveJobs leader of the Ring, and the one responsible for [[spoiler: Daniel Shaw's StartOfDarkness.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: Turns Shaw evil by revealing that Sarah killed his wife.]]
* NoNameGiven: He is only ever referred
to Stephen's Steve Wozniak.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness:
as The Ring assassinates him after he's captured.

!!'''Vincent Smith'''
Director.
* SchmuckBait: Easily pulls one on Chuck and Sarah.

!!'''Daniel Shaw'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM / The Ring]
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[[caption-width:177:"I wish I could give you a proper reward. But, fortunately I have to shoot you."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/ArnoldVosloo''

Vincent heads FULCRUM's search for Orion, and is under direct command by the Ring Elders as well as Ted Roark. For three years, he's been looking for him to no avail - that is until Chuck finally made contact with him.

He was killed by an air strike in "Chuck Versus the Colonel".[[note]]Not that it's stopped fans believing he ''still' managed to survive.[[/note]]

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'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
Special Agent\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM CIA / The Ring]
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[[caption-width:177:"I wish I could give you [[caption-width:177:"Sometimes he sounds like Bond, other times it's like a proper reward. But, fortunately I have to shoot you.Jerry Lewis movie."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/ArnoldVosloo''

Vincent heads FULCRUM's search
[[Film/SupermanReturns Brandon Routh]]''

A special agent who worked
for Orion, and is under direct command by the CIA, Shaw specialized in Ring Elders intelligence and was sent in as well as Ted Roark. For three years, he's been looking for him the supervisor of Operation Bartowski to no avail - make progress against The Ring. During his stay there, he developed a romance with Sarah, but was ultimately short-lived after it was [[TheReveal revealed]] that is until Chuck [[spoiler:she killed his wife on the CIA's orders]]. What followed suit was a prompt FaceHeelTurn with a subtle form of a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.

Mid-season, he was shot and [[DisneyDeath killed]] by Chuck, but ultimately survived - cementing his status as the season's BigBad. He was
finally made contact with him.

beaten and apprehended at the end of Season 3.

[[spoiler:He makes a return during the fifth season, and reveals himself to be the BigBad once again, having blackmailed Decker and Cunnings to be his [[{{Mook}} mooks]]. His plan was to use the Omen virus to pilfer then destroy every government database in the world, and use the information to update his own Intersect and become America's single most valuable asset.
He was killed however OutGambitted by an air strike in "Chuck Versus the Colonel".[[note]]Not that it's stopped fans believing he ''still' managed to survive.[[/note]]Chuck, and later knocked out by Ellie.]]



Tropes Associated with Vincent:
%%* BadassInANiceSuit
* BlessedWithSuck: With his track record of getting hurt, ''no one'' wants to be in Vincent's shoes.
* BookEnds: He gets caught in an air strike in his first and last appearances.
* ButtMonkey: Should be the poster-boy for this trope. Vincent was, in direct order: Blown up, shot, poisoned, shot again, beaten up by Stephen, run over by Chuck, bludgeoned with a radiator by Casey, knocked out by Sarah, then finally blown up by Beckman's air strike. He is by no means incompetent, just extremely unlucky.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon: To both Ted Roark, and the Ring Elders.
%%* EnigmaticMinion
* FauxAffablyEvil: Vincent prides himself in a sense of professionalism.
%%* MIB
%%* RasputinianDeath
%%* SharpDressedMan
* TheyKilledKenny: To the point where some people are still debating whether he was truly killed during Beckman's air-strike...
* TrainingFromHell: Implied to have gone through one.
-->'''Vincent''': It's called Tetradotoxin. FULCRUM agents are trained to withstand it's death-like state.
-->'''Chuck''': Sounds like a fun class.
-->'''Vincent''': Not really.
* TheWorfEffect: He's undeniably a top-class operative, who regularly gets beaten and blown up.

!!'''Dr. Jill Roberts'''

to:

Tropes Associated with Vincent:
Shaw:
%%* BadassInANiceSuit
TheAce
* BlessedWithSuck: With AntiHero: Starts off this way.
** AntiVillain: Type II, mid-way through.
*** Then into full blown ObviouslyEvil territory, clearly enjoying the damage he causes just because.
* ArchEnemy: To Chuck. They both come from a similar background, both have a profound dislike of guns, both love Sarah, and both end up with an Intersect. Following Shaw's defection, he kills [[spoiler:Stephen]] and attempts to kill Sarah several times as well. He also has one of
his track record [[{{Mook}} mooks]] manipulate Ellie into making it easier for him to break up their team and take over the CIA.
** Also showcased in that Shaw is the only character in the whole series that Chuck willfully shot to kill.
** And, he's also the show's most recurring villain, playing the part
of getting hurt, ''no one'' wants BigBad in the third season [[spoiler:as well as the fifth and final]].
* BackFromTheDead: DoubleSubversion. Morgan {{lampshades}} his NeverFoundTheBody death, and then Chuck and Sarah learn that the Ring was after his will-thing so they assume he is dead.
* BigBad: Shares this spot with the Ring Elders in Season 3. [[spoiler:And splits BigBad duties for the first half of the final season, with Quinn taking over the last couple of episodes]].
* ChekhovsGunman: He is first introduced as a silent figure whom Beckman talks
to as he walks away, and appears as a CIA agent targeted by the Ring not long after.
%%* CrazyPrepared
* DeliberateInjuryGambit: Shaw pulls off a rare non-fighting example in "Chuck Verses the Subway". [[spoiler: Chuck notices he has an Intersect and tries to prove this in front of the CIA by throwing a knife at him to prove the SuperReflexes that the Intersect gives him. Shaw manages to turn this around by ''letting himself
be impaled by the knife'' and uses this incident to prove that Chuck is insane]].
* TheDeterminator: Not only does he survive a double-tap to the chest and [[NeverFoundTheBody falling into a river]], but he also brushes off a rocket explosion with little more than a mild KO.
* TheDragon
** DragonInChief: As of "Chuck Versus the Living Dead", he has an Intersect.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood:
** Having seen Chuck
in Vincent's shoes.
action several times, and having had access to his psychological profile, Shaw is convinced that Chuck will never use lethal force for any reason -- not even to protect someone he loves. When Shaw attempts to kill Sarah, he learns the hard way that Chuck's willing to make an exception just for him.
** Despite the fact that Shaw ''knows'' that both Devon and Morgan are in on Chuck's double life, and that they're very close, Shaw never seems to take either of them into account while planning his master stroke against Chuck, Sarah, Casey and Beckman. Shaw gloats prematurely, and the B squad of Team Bartowski launches a rescue effort that takes him entirely by surprise.
%%* EvilCounterpart: To Chuck, as of "Chuck Versus the Living Dead".
* BookEnds: FaceHeelTurn: After learning that [[IKnewIt Sarah's red test was to kill his wife]].
* GambitRoulette: Most of his plans; see OmniscientMoralityLicense below.
%%* GuileHero: Before his FaceHeelTurn.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8We0FVflGaU Kettering, by The Antlers]]'' - fitting song given his status as the show's TragicVillain.
** The whole song is played during the moment when Chuck [[NotQuiteDead kills]] him to save Sarah.
* LoveMakesYouEvil:
He gets caught loved his wife. [[spoiler: When he finds out that his girlfriend Sarah, was the one who killed her, he snaps.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:In season five, it's revealed that he was the one giving orders to Clyde Decker
in another attempt at taking over the CIA.]]
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* OmniscientDatabase: Has (had) access to: Ring Intersect.
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: His plans tend to rely on
an air strike obscene amount of luck, and generally put Chuck in far more danger than someone with his lack of training is accustomed to.
%%* RivalTurnedEvil: A variant on the theme
* SanitySlippage: Upon finding out that [[spoiler:the girl he loved killed his wife]], he ''snapped'', and could only cope with it through revenge and one power grab after another.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Largely averted, although he did come in very conveniently after Bryce's death. His relationships with the other characters are quite different.
* TragicVillain: The show's ideal example. He was an excellent agent and an overall good man. But, like Chuck, he was far too emotional when doing his job. Unlike Chuck, however, Shaw let his emotions, and his inability to cope with the past, control and ultimate destroy him. By [[spoiler:season 5]], he crossed the line with his SanitySlippage.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Discrediting the Intersect project was
his first and last appearances.
* ButtMonkey: Should be the poster-boy for this trope. Vincent was,
step in direct order: Blown up, shot, poisoned, shot again, beaten up by Stephen, run taking over by Chuck, bludgeoned with a radiator by Casey, knocked out by Sarah, then finally blown up by Beckman's air strike. He is by no means incompetent, just extremely unlucky.
the CIA and destroying it from the inside.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon: To both Ted Roark, and the Ring Elders.
%%* EnigmaticMinion
* FauxAffablyEvil: Vincent prides himself in a sense of professionalism.
%%* MIB
%%* RasputinianDeath
%%* SharpDressedMan
* TheyKilledKenny: To the point where some people are still debating whether he was truly killed during Beckman's air-strike...
* TrainingFromHell: Implied to have gone through one.
-->'''Vincent''': It's called Tetradotoxin. FULCRUM agents are trained to withstand it's death-like state.
-->'''Chuck''': Sounds like a fun class.
-->'''Vincent''': Not really.
* TheWorfEffect: He's undeniably a top-class operative, who regularly gets beaten and blown up.

!!'''Dr. Jill Roberts'''
{{Yandere}}: Over his deceased wife.

!!'''Justin Sullivan'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Operative / Biochemist\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jill01_2443.png
[[caption-width:177:"I care about Chuck."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/JordanaBrewster''

Jill is Chuck's ex-girlfriend back from his Stanford days. Right after Chuck was kicked out for "cheating", she dumped Chuck and fell for Bryce - the very guy who got him kicked out. In truth, she was by then recruited by FULCRUM and was forced to dump Chuck. Since then, there's been some bad blood between them - but at the same time, lingering traces of their love.

She was freed by Chuck in "Chuck Versus the First Kill", and is now on the run.

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Operative / Biochemist\\
Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM]
The Ring]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jill01_2443.org/pmwiki/pub/images/justin01_5517.png
[[caption-width:177:"I care about Chuck.[[caption-width:177:"Shaw, Bartowski's infiltrated the base."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/JordanaBrewster''

Jill is Chuck's ex-girlfriend back from his Stanford days. Right after Chuck
Scott Holroyd''

Justin
was kicked out a CIA agent and security coordinator for "cheating", she dumped Chuck Doctors Without Borders, who truly worked for The Ring. He poisoned Awesome, and fell for Bryce - got close to Ellie to manipulate her into giving away her father's location.

In
the very guy who got him kicked out. In truth, she end, he was by then recruited by FULCRUM and was forced to dump Chuck. Since then, there's been some bad blood between them - but at captured whilst escorting the same time, lingering traces of their love.

She was freed by Chuck in "Chuck Versus the First Kill", and is now on the run.
Elders to safety.



Tropes Associated with Jill:
%%* BadassBookworm
%%* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
%%* TheDragon: To Leader.
%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* PutOnABus: Her family thinks she moved to Finland.
** According to WordOfGod, had budget and time allowed it Jill [[TheBusCameBack would have returned]] for [[BackForTheFinale the series finale]].

!!'''Tommy Delgado'''

to:

Tropes Associated with Jill:
Justin:
%%* BadassBookworm
AffablyEvil
%%* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
BitchInSheepsClothing
%%* TheDragon: To Leader.
Shaw.
%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* PutOnABus: Her family thinks she moved to Finland.
** According to WordOfGod, had budget and time allowed it Jill [[TheBusCameBack would have returned]] for [[BackForTheFinale the series finale]].

!!'''Tommy Delgado'''
JerkAss
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* VillainWithGoodPublicity

[[WMG:'''Hugo Panzer''']]



'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tommy01_374.png
[[caption-width:177:"Okay... I wouldn't want you kill some random person. I'd feel just... terrible."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/AnthonyRuivivar''

Tommy is a cold and ruthless operative who attempted to use Bryce to steal the Intersect. Tommy's appearance marks the first time the viewers become aware of FULCRUM.

After Bryce's supposed death, Tommy saved him and used the Demetrios crime family to smuggle his body back into the US. The plan failed, but he was later able to deduce that Bryce was just a decoy, and that Chuck was the real Intersect.

He was then captured and placed in a CIA prison, though he is still somehow involved with the tracking of the Intersect from his cell.

to:

'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM]
The Ring / Volkoff Industries]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tommy01_374.org/pmwiki/pub/images/panzer01_3428.png
[[caption-width:177:"Okay... I wouldn't want you kill some random person. I'd feel just... terrible."]]

[[caption-width:177:"''Grrr.''"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/AnthonyRuivivar''

Tommy is a cold and ruthless
[[StoneColdSteveAustin Steve Austin]]''

A Ring
operative who attempted was transporting a lock-box key on a flight to use Bryce to steal the Intersect. Tommy's appearance marks the first time the viewers become aware of FULCRUM.

After Bryce's supposed death, Tommy saved him
Paris. He is an expert at close-range combat, and used the Demetrios crime family to smuggle his body back into the US. The plan failed, but he was later able to deduce that Bryce was just a decoy, and that Chuck was the real Intersect.

master swordsman.

He was then captured knocked out a total of three times by Chuck during the flight, and placed was apprehended in a CIA prison, though he is still somehow involved Paris. He returns in "Chuck Versus the Cubic Z", now allied with the tracking of the Intersect from his cell.Alexei Volkoff.



Tropes Associated with Tommy:
%%* BadassInANiceSuit
* BigBad: Arguably, for Season 1. Though he is captured only after appearing in two episodes, he remained the "face" of FULCRUM to many fans.
%%* ColdSniper
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* EnigmaticMinion
%%* FauxAffablyEvil
%%* GoodScarsEvilScars
%%* SharpDressedMan

!!'''Leader'''

to:

Tropes Associated with Tommy:
%%* BadassInANiceSuit
Hugo Panzer:
* BigBad: Arguably, for Season 1. Though he is captured TheAce: Implied to be the greatest swordsman in the world. And true enough, Chuck (with the Intersect) could only after appearing beat him by burying him in two episodes, he remained falling luggage. ...Twice.
* AffablyEvil: When not on
the "face" job, he's actually a generally nice guy, "saving" Chuck from [[BlatantLies from an annoying woman]] by giving him the seat next to his, and offering to fix his pen. That said...he ''really'' [[BloodKnight likes his job]].
* AwesomeMcCoolName [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast To Run Away From Really Fast]]: When a giant guy named "Hugo Panzer" walks in, you'd damn better run away...
* BadassNormal: Hugo is one
of FULCRUM the few, if not the ''only'' guy to many fans.
soundly beat Chuck (Whilst uploaded with the Intersect 2.0) in a fair one-on-one match.
%%* ColdSniper
BaldOfAwesome
%%* DeadpanSnarker
BaldOfEvil
* BareFistedMonk: Implied to be a master of bare-hand combat.
* ButtMonkey: He's knocked out a total of three times during his flight: First time, he's tranq'd by Chuck. Second time he's knocked out by falling luggage. Third time he's... knocked out by more falling luggage.
%%* EnigmaticMinion
%%* FauxAffablyEvil
%%* GoodScarsEvilScars
%%* SharpDressedMan

!!'''Leader'''
GiantMook
* MookFaceTurn: Following The Ring's destruction, he was more than happy to ally himself with [[BigBad Alexei Volkoff]].
* SayMyName
--> ''"CAAAARMICHAAAEEEL!!!"''
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Subverted. Introduced as an expert in "close quarters combat", it turns out he's actually an expert with ''a sword''. That said, Hannah guesses that he's a [[ShoutOut professional wrestler when boarding the plane.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Volkoff Industries]]
!!'''Alexei Volkoff / [[spoiler:Hartley Winterbottom / Agent X]]'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Senior Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/leader001_291.png
[[caption-width:177:"Devious, aren't we?"]]

''Portrayed by Patrick Kilpatrick'''

Jill's FULCRUM handler, and the organization's senior operative. Together with Jill, he concocted a scheme to infiltrate Castle to gain access to their computers and the CIA's network.

After downloading a significant amount of data, and defeating Team Bartowski, he was nearly successful if it had not been for Big Mike knocking the living shit out of him - mistaking him for a thief.
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Tropes Associated with Leader:
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* DiabolicalMastermind
%%* EvilMentor
* GeniusBruiser: He's extremely cunning and smart - yet tough enough to take down ''Casey''.
* NoNameGiven: His identity was kept extremely confidential.

!!'''Edgar Winterborne'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/edgar001_2598.png
[[caption-width:177:"The Ring... What amateurs!"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/MarkPellegrino'''

An Operative who was tasked with tracking Guy [=LaFleur's=] FULCRUM blackmail roster through Chuck & Jill. He apparently had no knowledge of Jill being a FULCRUM agent, or that she was on that very blackmail file. After destroying the USB drive with the file (not knowing Chuck made a backup), he fled and was never found.

He later reappeared in Season 5 as a known associate of Nicholas Quinn, following FULCRUM's dissolution. He was in the middle of a transaction for the Intersect Key with Quinn when Sarah ambushed the deal aboard Edgar's private jet. After a short scuffle, he presumably escaped after Quinn stole a part of the Intersect key.

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Senior Operative\\
CEO / Director\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM]
Volkoff Industries]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/leader001_291.org/pmwiki/pub/images/volkoff01_9838.png
[[caption-width:177:"Devious, aren't we?"]]

''Portrayed
[[caption-width:177:"My name is Alexei Volkoff. I believe you were looking for me."]]

::''Portrayed
by Patrick Kilpatrick'''

Jill's FULCRUM handler,
TimothyDalton''

[[spoiler:Born Hartley Winterbottom]], Alexei Volkoff is the [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} batshit crazy]] CEO
and founder of Volkoff Industries, an arms manufacturer. He is a recluse, described by Casey as the organization's senior operative. Together with Jill, he concocted a scheme to infiltrate Castle to gain access to their computers and "Russian [[TheAviator Howard Hughes]]." He is first mentioned in "Chuck Versus the CIA's network.

After downloading a significant amount of data, and defeating Team Bartowski, he was nearly successful if it had not been for Big Mike knocking
Anniversary" by [[Creator/DolphLundgren Marco]]. He makes his first onscreen appearance in "Chuck Versus the living shit out of him - mistaking him for a thief.
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Tropes Associated with Leader:
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* DiabolicalMastermind
%%* EvilMentor
* GeniusBruiser: He's extremely cunning and smart - yet tough enough to take down ''Casey''.
* NoNameGiven: His identity was kept extremely confidential.

!!'''Edgar Winterborne'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/edgar001_2598.png
[[caption-width:177:"The Ring... What amateurs!"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/MarkPellegrino'''

An Operative who was tasked with tracking Guy [=LaFleur's=] FULCRUM blackmail roster through Chuck & Jill. He apparently had no knowledge of Jill being a FULCRUM agent, or that she was on that very blackmail file. After destroying the USB drive with the file (not knowing Chuck made a backup), he fled and was never found.

He later reappeared in Season 5 as a known associate of Nicholas Quinn, following FULCRUM's dissolution. He was in the middle of a transaction for the Intersect Key with Quinn when Sarah ambushed the deal aboard Edgar's private jet. After a short scuffle, he presumably escaped after Quinn stole a part of the Intersect key.
First Fight".



Tropes associated with Edgar:
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Invokes this towards The Ring. He merely scoffs at their mention and labels them as amateurs.
** [[FridgeLogic Maybe he didn't get the memo that FULCRUM was a PART of The Ring...]]
* ActionSurvivor: In both his appearances, he escaped relatively unharmed.
* CombatPragmatist: He's extremely efficient and subtle in his methods. And it's probably why he's the ''only'' known FULCRUM agent aside from Jill to survive.
* TheDreaded: Not ''him'' per say, but every time the viewers caught "[[Film/{{Brazil}} Tuttle Electric]]", they knew ''it was that guy''.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: He's worked for FULCRUM since the day Ted Roark founded it, and all he's got to show for it was babysitting Roark's Intersect Key.


!!'''"Uncle" Bernie Ominsky'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bernie001_4218.png
[[caption-width:177:''"I don't know if he wants to kill me or eat me!"'' ~ Chuck, on Uncle Bernie]]

''Portrayed by [[Film/{{Borat}} Ken Davitian]]'''

A senior FULCRUM operative, he is a good friend of Jill's father, and is suspected to be the one to have recruited Jill into FULCRUM. Due to his seniority status and clearance, he was tricked into thinking Jill and Chuck were getting married to lure him to a family party (the only time he is without his men), all to ascertain the location of where Ted Roark was holding Stephen Bartowski. After Chuck's cover was blown, he attempted to kill both of them but ended up dying of a heart attack right before the act - which ''may or may not'' have been the result of an [[http://i50.tinypic.com/2en6suw.jpg extremely dangerous defensive pose known as "The Morgan."]]

In FULCRUM, his code-name is '''The Carnivore''' due to his rather impressive feat of eating a 96-ounce steak under an hour and gaining recognition for it.
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* AffablyEvil: Off-job, he's an extremely friendly and jovial "family-uncle." On the job, he's a typical murdering FULCRUM psycho.
%%* AmbiguouslyJewish
* BigEater: What earned him is code-name, "The Carnivore."
%%* BigFun

to:

Tropes associated with Edgar:
Volkoff:
%%* AffablyEvil
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Invokes this towards The Ring. He merely scoffs at their mention TheAtoner: In a rather hilarious manner, as he's trying to make amends to everyone he's hurt or rubbed the wrong way using his prison theraphy's 12-step-program, starting with his cutting in line of the prison cafeteria. Because he has "entitlement issues".
** [[spoiler: Played more seriously when the Hartley personality returns
and labels them he realizes he spent thirty years as amateurs.
** [[FridgeLogic Maybe
a monster. He's especially disturbed and regretful of how he didn't get the memo that FULCRUM was a PART of The Ring...treated his daughter.]]
* ActionSurvivor: In both his appearances, he escaped relatively unharmed.
* CombatPragmatist: He's extremely efficient and subtle
ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: As in the above example, this is a man who has done some awful, ''awful'' things in his methods. And it's probably why he's life. As he puts it, "everyone hates him." But when he starts making amends to those he wronged...'' he starts with an apology of cutting in a cafeteria line''.
* AxCrazy: Well, more like full on armored assault armed to
the ''only'' known FULCRUM agent aside from Jill to survive.
teeth with assault weapons and a bomb crazy.
* TheDreaded: Not ''him'' per say, but every time the viewers caught "[[Film/{{Brazil}} Tuttle Electric]]", they knew ''it was BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler:Turns out that guy''.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: He's worked for FULCRUM since the day Ted Roark founded it,
Alexei Volkoff was originally just a cover identity. Also see GoneHorriblyWrong and all he's got to show for it was babysitting Roark's Intersect Key.


!!'''"Uncle" Bernie Ominsky'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bernie001_4218.png
[[caption-width:177:''"I don't know if he wants to kill me or eat me!"'' ~ Chuck, on Uncle Bernie]]

''Portrayed by [[Film/{{Borat}} Ken Davitian]]'''

A senior FULCRUM operative, he is a good friend of Jill's father, and is suspected to be the
TomatoInTheMirror below.]]
%%* BigBad: Of Season 4.
%%* BreakingSpeech: He gives
one to have recruited Jill into FULCRUM. Due to his seniority status and clearance, he was tricked into thinking Jill and Chuck were getting married to lure him to a family party (the only time he is without his men), all to ascertain the location of where Ted Roark was holding Stephen Bartowski. After Chuck's cover was blown, he attempted to kill both of them but ended up dying of a heart attack right before the act - which ''may or may not'' have been the result of an [[http://i50.tinypic.com/2en6suw.jpg extremely dangerous defensive pose known as "The Morgan."]]

In FULCRUM, his code-name is '''The Carnivore''' due to his rather impressive feat of eating a 96-ounce steak under an hour and gaining recognition for it.
----
* AffablyEvil: Off-job, he's an extremely friendly and jovial "family-uncle." On the job, he's a typical murdering FULCRUM psycho.
%%* AmbiguouslyJewish
* BigEater: What earned him is code-name, "The Carnivore."
%%* BigFun
after TheReveal.



%%* EvilUncle
* InsistentTerminology: Insists everyone calls him "Uncle", even Chuck.
%%* KilledOffForReal
* {{Leitmotif}}: He's the only other character other than Roan Montogomery who has his own theme song uploaded in the Intersect - his being [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOg5VxrRTi0 "Hungry Like The Wolf" by Duran Duran]].
* NoodleIncident: As Wally put it, each time Bernie meets one of Jill's boyfriends whom he didn't like, [[NeverFoundTheBody "they are never seen again."]]
* [[PapaWolf Uncle Wolf]]: He's seemingly very protective of Jill - at least as far as crappy boyfriends are concerned - but was still willing to kill her for betraying FULCRUM.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Ring]]
!!'''The Elders'''

to:

%%* EvilUncle
* InsistentTerminology: Insists everyone calls him "Uncle", even Chuck.
%%* KilledOffForReal
* {{Leitmotif}}: He's
CartoonishSupervillainy: The Contessa has laser grid defenses, the entrance to the bunker with the last Norseman component can only be entered by beating the computer in chess and he hid the Hydra network in the glass eye of one of his mooks, among other character other than Roan Montogomery who has his own theme song uploaded things. Volkoff is undoubtedly the cartooniest villain in the show. [[spoiler:But only because it was the personality grafted onto him by the Intersect - his being [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOg5VxrRTi0 "Hungry Like The Wolf" by Duran Duran]].
prototype]].
* NoodleIncident: As Wally put it, each time Bernie meets one of Jill's boyfriends whom he didn't like, [[NeverFoundTheBody "they are never seen again."]]
CatchPhrase: '' "So much...[[ForTheEvulz fun!]]" ''
* [[PapaWolf Uncle Wolf]]: CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass / ObfuscatingStupidity: He's seemingly introduced as Gregory Tuttle, a meek and milquetoast handler for Frost. [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler By the end of the episode]] he's revealed to be Alexei Volkoff, the whole "meek and milquetoast" bit being a front.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The scary, mentally unstable sort.
%%* ControlFreak: Self-confessed.
* CoolShip: The Contessa, which he bought from Craigs List Dubai. He calls it his Floating Fotress... of Fun.
* CrazyPrepared: Not only is his ship, ''The Contessa'', loaded with state-of-the-art stealth weaponry, and a back-up supercomputer, but it's also got a genuine ''ice cream parlor''.
** Not five minutes after the revelation, he's seen plotting while snacking on a double-scoop.
** Has a receptacle ready for whenever he uses a Q-tip to take a DNA sample from his mouth to get into secret lair.
%%* DiabolicalMastermind
* TheDreaded: Some of the most dangerous people of the world are downright ''terrified'' of him, and rightly so.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: He and Vivian so far are the only "villains" in the series to have received a HappilyEverAfter, made even more awesome with how in the ending he gives all of his Volkoff assets to Chuck and Sarah...a total of [[WealthyEverAfter 884 million dollars!]] ]]
* EvilBrit / RenegadeRussian: Plyed with; while he has a Russian name, acts like a typical RenegadeRussian, is stationed ''in'' Russia and was supposedly born there, and models his business after Stalin-era Soviet Russia, he speaks with a
very protective of Jill - at least distinctive British accent and uses mostly British slang, as far as crappy boyfriends are concerned - but does his daughter. [[spoiler: Probably forshadowing for the fact that he's not actually Russian]].
* EvilCounterpart: To Stephen Bartowski in that [[spoiler:he became evil testing an Intersect prototype on himself]].
%%* EvilGenius
* EvilGloating: He loves it so much that [[spoiler:Chuck's BatmanGambit against him
was still willing entirely based on getting him to gloat so he could harvest various words to reconstruct his voiceprint password]].
* GoKartingWithBowser: Spends part of an episode getting to meet the Bartowskis through a game of charades.
** This in the latter half of an episode where he stormed the Buy More, disabled the CIA defenses, held Jeff and Lester hostage, and nearly followed through on a threat
to kill Chuck for "capturing/threatening" Frost.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: [[spoiler:He was a test subject (Agent X) for a prototype Intersect, intended to imprint a cover personality. Then the cover personality started to take over...]]
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The first few episodes only; he gets his first real appearance in "Chuck Versus the First Fight".
* HeartbrokenBadass: Volkoff may be a crazy, psychotic arms dealer and international terrorist. But he's also a ''loveable'' psychotic arms dealer and terrorist, which makes you feel all the more sorry for him when [[spoiler: his daughter betrays him, and leaves him for dead.]]
* TheHeavy: [[spoiler:One could argue that Alexei Volkoff's ''existence'' is what caused the series to happen, as it was what would tear the Bartowski family apart. Stephen Bartowski's guilt over the whole ordeal caused him to leave his family and spend almost his ''entire career'' trying to fix what happened to his friend. It was only compounded when his wife went undercover into Volkoff Industries and the cover identity implanted in Hartley fell in love with her, forcing
her to abandon her family for betraying FULCRUM.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Ring]]
!!'''The Elders'''
a long term undercover assignment.]]
%%* JekyllAndHyde
%%* LargeHam: ''Delicious'' ham, too.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* MoralityChain: He sincerely regrets being a DisappearedDad, and now desperately wants any kind of connection he can get with his daughter.
%%* NebulousEvilOrganisation: Volkoff Industries
* OmniscientDatabase: [[spoiler:Has (had) access to: Alpha Intersect]].
%%* PsychopathicManchild
%%* PsychoPrototype: [[spoiler:For the Intersect program.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Mary Bartowski's [=MI6=] handler? He is actually Alexei Volkoff.]]
** [[spoiler:He is actually a deep-cover CIA agent; his Volkoff identity was created from whole cloth by Orion's original Intersect.]]
* ShadowArchetype: [[spoiler:He is what Chuck could have become if he let the Intersect take over his life]].
* SweetTooth: If the fact that his ship has an ice cream parlor is anything to go by...
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Alexei Volkoff is actually a false identity created by an early Intersect program for a CIA agent. However, that identity ended up taking over completely.]]
%%* VillainousCrush: On Frost.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Has he reunited with his mother?
%%* {{Yandere}}: Over Frost.

!!'''Vivian [=McArthur=] [=/=] Vivian Volkoff'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Director\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM / The Ring]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/elders01_9397.png

''Portrayed by... a bunch of old people?''

The five superiors who both command The Ring, as well as Fulcrum. Their motives are unknown, but they have been sticking their hands in many different cookie jars - from creating their own Intersect, to the assassination of global leaders.

They were captured at the end of Season 3 by Team Bartowski.
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Tropes Associated with the Elders:
* BigBad: For a good chunk of the show, they have been more or less the main bad guys.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: They seem to have several of these.
* EvilOldFolks: After TheReveal, most of them have been shown to be nothing but a bunch of helpless old farts.
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bastards]]
%%* NebulousEvilOrganisation
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen They Who Must Not Be Seen]]: A good deal of their screen time includes their faces being completely shadowed out.
%%* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

!!'''The Director'''

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Director\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM / The Ring]
Volkoff Industries]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/elders01_9397.png

org/pmwiki/pub/images/vivian01_5466.png
[[caption-width:177:"You don't know who I am. You have both lied to me, betrayed me, and shattered my life."]]

''Portrayed by... a bunch of old people?''

The five superiors who both command The Ring, as well as Fulcrum. Their motives are unknown, but they have been sticking their hands in many different cookie jars - from creating their own Intersect, to the
by Lauren Cohan''

A young woman targeted for
assassination by one of global leaders.

They
Volkoff's old lieutenants. She is believed to have the key to Volkoff's Hydra database, which is needed to take over his association. [[spoiler: She is Volkoff's daughter and originally had no knowledge of what her father did, or that the reason he had been sending her to various schools was to groom her as his successor. While she originally seems willing to help, her father's lawyer is able to manipulate her into thinking Chuck, and by extension the CIA, were captured just using her, prompting her to turn against them and take over her father's company, becoming the BigBad for the last chunk of season 4.]]
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Tropes associated with Vivian:
* ActionGirl / FauxActionGirl: Has a black belt but has yet to be shown doing any hand-to-hand combat. However, she's no DistressedDamsel either.
-->'''Boris:''' You were skeetshooting
at age 7, had your black belt by 13, and by the time you graduated from the London School of Economics, you were fluent in 5 languages.
%%* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]]
%%* BadassNormal
* BreakTheCutie: You can't blame her for being pissed, her father and the CIA both lied to her, she had no other place to go for answers.
* CatchPhrase: "Nobody can/will be able to touch me, ever."
* EvilCostumeSwitch: After becoming a villain, she starts wearing more black clothes and leather.
%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: At
the end of Season 3 by season four she's given a blank identity so that she can start afresh and faces no consequences for the numerous attempts she made on the lives of Team Bartowski.
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Tropes Associated with the Elders:
* BigBad: For a good chunk
Bartowski, actual successful murders of the show, they have been more or less the main bad guys.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: They seem to have
several other people, and whatever other crimes were committed either by her or on her behalf while running her father's company.]]
* LonelyRichKid: Grew up as one.
* ParentalAbandonment: Though her father did pay for her schooling, Vivian says that he was never a part
of these.
her life.
* EvilOldFolks: After TheReveal, most of them have been shown to be nothing but a bunch of helpless old farts.
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bastards]]
%%* NebulousEvilOrganisation
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen They Who Must Not Be Seen]]: A good deal of their screen time includes their faces being completely shadowed out.
%%* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

!!'''The Director'''
TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: How she was defeated.

!!'''Heather Chandler'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Director\\
'''Affiliation''': The Ring]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/director01_5714.png
[[caption-width:177:"Now this is brazen."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/MarkSheppard''

The Director is the [[IncrediblyLamePun direct]] head of The Ring - of seemingly equal authority as The Elders, he is the driving force of many, if not all of their operations. He has somehow obtained surveillance footage of Sarah's red test, and was directly responsible for Shaw's FaceHeelTurn.

He was soon captured by the then civilian Casey, who traded him to earn back his rank, a new Crown Victoria, and making Morgan an official spy of Team Bartowski.
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Tropes Associated with The Director:
* AffablyEvil & FauxAffablyEvil
* BigBad: Of the first half of Season 3. He's the leader of the Ring, and the one responsible for [[spoiler: Daniel Shaw's StartOfDarkness.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: Turns Shaw evil by revealing that Sarah killed his wife.]]
* NoNameGiven: He is only ever referred to as The Director.
* SchmuckBait: Easily pulls one on Chuck and Sarah.

!!'''Daniel Shaw'''

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Director\\
Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': The Ring]
Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"Now this is brazen.[[caption-width:177:"Thanks for that, movie dork. I bet you have like a Tron poster in your room."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/MarkSheppard''

The Director is
[[Creator/ParisHilton Nicole Richie]]''

Heather was a [[TheBully high school]] [[BlatantLies friend]] of Sarah Walker, who Heather knew under
the [[IncrediblyLamePun direct]] head alias Jenny Burton. She married Mark Ratner, a high school nerd who ended up as a wealthy engineer. She illegally sold several of The Ring - of seemingly equal authority as The Elders, he is his secrets on the driving force of many, if not all of their operations. He has somehow obtained surveillance footage of black market and was eventually captured by Team Chuck. She later reveals that she was working for Volkoff Industries. She first appeared in "Chuck Versus the Cougars" and returned in "Chuck Versus the Cubic Z".
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Tropes associated with Heather:
* AlphaBitch: Heather was this in high school and remains one into adulthood.
* BreakingSpeech: In her second appearance, Heather is able to figure out that Sarah and Chuck are together as well as prey on
Sarah's red test, and was directly responsible for Shaw's FaceHeelTurn.

He was soon captured by the then civilian Casey, who traded him to earn back his rank, a new Crown Victoria, and making Morgan an official spy of Team Bartowski.
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Tropes Associated
insecurities about their relationship.
* {{Callback}}: Turns out that deal she made
with The Director:
* AffablyEvil & FauxAffablyEvil
* BigBad: Of
with the first half of [[TheMafiya Russian Mafia]] during Season 3. He's 2 was for Volkoff from the leader of the Ring, and the one responsible for [[spoiler: Daniel Shaw's StartOfDarkness.]]
start.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: Turns Shaw evil by revealing that SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: She's this to Sarah. Even after severely kicking her ass in her first appearance, Sarah killed his wife.]]
* NoNameGiven: He
is only ever referred visibly intimidated when she sees her again, while she clearly takes great delight in getting a chance to continue her bullying, even lampshading this trope in her second episode, referring to her as The Director.
* SchmuckBait: Easily pulls one on Chuck and Sarah.

!!'''Daniel Shaw'''
her 'High School Punching bag.


!!'''Marco'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA / The Ring]
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[[caption-width:177:"Sometimes he sounds like Bond, other times it's like a Jerry Lewis movie."]]

''Portrayed by [[Film/SupermanReturns Brandon Routh]]''

A special agent who worked for the CIA, Shaw specialized in Ring intelligence and was sent in as the supervisor of Operation Bartowski to make progress against The Ring. During his stay there, he developed a romance with Sarah, but was ultimately short-lived after it was [[TheReveal revealed]] that [[spoiler:she killed his wife on the CIA's orders]]. What followed suit was a prompt FaceHeelTurn with a subtle form of a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.

Mid-season, he was shot and [[DisneyDeath killed]] by Chuck, but ultimately survived - cementing his status as the season's BigBad. He was finally beaten and apprehended at the end of Season 3.

[[spoiler:He makes a return during the fifth season, and reveals himself to be the BigBad once again, having blackmailed Decker and Cunnings to be his [[{{Mook}} mooks]]. His plan was to use the Omen virus to pilfer then destroy every government database in the world, and use the information to update his own Intersect and become America's single most valuable asset. He was however OutGambitted by Chuck, and later knocked out by Ellie.]]
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Tropes Associated with Shaw:
%%* TheAce
* AntiHero: Starts off this way.
** AntiVillain: Type II, mid-way through.
*** Then into full blown ObviouslyEvil territory, clearly enjoying the damage he causes just because.
* ArchEnemy: To Chuck. They both come from a similar background, both have a profound dislike of guns, both love Sarah, and both end up with an Intersect. Following Shaw's defection, he kills [[spoiler:Stephen]] and attempts to kill Sarah several times as well. He also has one of his [[{{Mook}} mooks]] manipulate Ellie into making it easier for him to break up their team and take over the CIA.
** Also showcased in that Shaw is the only character in the whole series that Chuck willfully shot to kill.
** And, he's also the show's most recurring villain, playing the part of BigBad in the third season [[spoiler:as well as the fifth and final]].
* BackFromTheDead: DoubleSubversion. Morgan {{lampshades}} his NeverFoundTheBody death, and then Chuck and Sarah learn that the Ring was after his will-thing so they assume he is dead.
* BigBad: Shares this spot with the Ring Elders in Season 3. [[spoiler:And splits BigBad duties for the first half of the final season, with Quinn taking over the last couple of episodes]].
* ChekhovsGunman: He is first introduced as a silent figure whom Beckman talks to as he walks away, and appears as a CIA agent targeted by the Ring not long after.
%%* CrazyPrepared
* DeliberateInjuryGambit: Shaw pulls off a rare non-fighting example in "Chuck Verses the Subway". [[spoiler: Chuck notices he has an Intersect and tries to prove this in front of the CIA by throwing a knife at him to prove the SuperReflexes that the Intersect gives him. Shaw manages to turn this around by ''letting himself be impaled by the knife'' and uses this incident to prove that Chuck is insane]].
* TheDeterminator: Not only does he survive a double-tap to the chest and [[NeverFoundTheBody falling into a river]], but he also brushes off a rocket explosion with little more than a mild KO.
* TheDragon
** DragonInChief: As of "Chuck Versus the Living Dead", he has an Intersect.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood:
** Having seen Chuck in action several times, and having had access to his psychological profile, Shaw is convinced that Chuck will never use lethal force for any reason -- not even to protect someone he loves. When Shaw attempts to kill Sarah, he learns the hard way that Chuck's willing to make an exception just for him.
** Despite the fact that Shaw ''knows'' that both Devon and Morgan are in on Chuck's double life, and that they're very close, Shaw never seems to take either of them into account while planning his master stroke against Chuck, Sarah, Casey and Beckman. Shaw gloats prematurely, and the B squad of Team Bartowski launches a rescue effort that takes him entirely by surprise.
%%* EvilCounterpart: To Chuck, as of "Chuck Versus the Living Dead".
* FaceHeelTurn: After learning that [[IKnewIt Sarah's red test was to kill his wife]].
* GambitRoulette: Most of his plans; see OmniscientMoralityLicense below.
%%* GuileHero: Before his FaceHeelTurn.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8We0FVflGaU Kettering, by The Antlers]]'' - fitting song given his status as the show's TragicVillain.
** The whole song is played during the moment when Chuck [[NotQuiteDead kills]] him to save Sarah.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: He loved his wife. [[spoiler: When he finds out that his girlfriend Sarah, was the one who killed her, he snaps.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:In season five, it's revealed that he was the one giving orders to Clyde Decker in another attempt at taking over the CIA.]]
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* OmniscientDatabase: Has (had) access to: Ring Intersect.
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: His plans tend to rely on an obscene amount of luck, and generally put Chuck in far more danger than someone with his lack of training is accustomed to.
%%* RivalTurnedEvil: A variant on the theme
* SanitySlippage: Upon finding out that [[spoiler:the girl he loved killed his wife]], he ''snapped'', and could only cope with it through revenge and one power grab after another.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Largely averted, although he did come in very conveniently after Bryce's death. His relationships with the other characters are quite different.
* TragicVillain: The show's ideal example. He was an excellent agent and an overall good man. But, like Chuck, he was far too emotional when doing his job. Unlike Chuck, however, Shaw let his emotions, and his inability to cope with the past, control and ultimate destroy him. By [[spoiler:season 5]], he crossed the line with his SanitySlippage.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Discrediting the Intersect project was his first step in taking over the CIA and destroying it from the inside.
%%* {{Yandere}}: Over his deceased wife.

!!'''Justin Sullivan'''
[floatboxright:



'''Affiliation''': The Ring]
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[[caption-width:177:"Shaw, Bartowski's infiltrated the base."]]

''Portrayed by Scott Holroyd''

Justin was a CIA agent and security coordinator for Doctors Without Borders, who truly worked for The Ring. He poisoned Awesome, and got close to Ellie to manipulate her into giving away her father's location.

In the end, he was captured whilst escorting the Elders to safety.
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Tropes Associated with Justin:
%%* AffablyEvil
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
%%* TheDragon: To Shaw.
%%* JerkAss
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* VillainWithGoodPublicity

[[WMG:'''Hugo Panzer''']]

to:

'''Affiliation''': The Ring]
Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"Shaw, Bartowski's infiltrated the base.[[caption-width:177:"I must break you..."]]

''Portrayed by Scott Holroyd''

Justin
Creator/DolphLundgren''

A GiantMook under the employ of Mr. Volkoff, Marco
was a CIA agent and security coordinator for Doctors Without Borders, who truly worked for The Ring. He poisoned Awesome, and got close to Ellie to manipulate her into giving away her father's location.

In
in the end, process of smuggling a powerful EMP device until he was captured whilst escorting the Elders to safety.
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thwarted by Chuck and his crew.

[[spoiler:He was shot and killed by Mary Elizabeth Bartowski.]]
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Tropes Associated associated with Justin:
Marco:
* ActorAllusion: His role as [[Film/RockyIV Ivan Drago]] is referenced.
--> '''Marco''': I must ''break'' you.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes
-->'''Marco''': Please, I have a family.
-->'''[[spoiler:Mary Bartowski/Frost]]''': So do I.
%%* AffablyEvil
GeniusBruiser
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
%%* TheDragon: To Shaw.
%%* JerkAss
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* VillainWithGoodPublicity

[[WMG:'''Hugo Panzer''']]
GiantMook
* RedScare: Casey's attitude towards Marco.
* TortureTechnician: A pretty lousy one, though...

!!'''Mr. Riley'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': The Ring / Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"''Grrr.''"]]

''Portrayed by [[StoneColdSteveAustin Steve Austin]]''

A Ring operative who was transporting a lock-box key on a flight to Paris. He is an expert at close-range combat, and a master swordsman.

He was knocked out a total of three times by Chuck during the flight, and was apprehended in Paris. He returns in "Chuck Versus the Cubic Z", now allied with Alexei Volkoff.
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Tropes Associated with Hugo Panzer:
* TheAce: Implied to be the greatest swordsman in the world. And true enough, Chuck (with the Intersect) could only beat him by burying him in falling luggage. ...Twice.
* AffablyEvil: When not on the job, he's actually a generally nice guy, "saving" Chuck from [[BlatantLies from an annoying woman]] by giving him the seat next to his, and offering to fix his pen. That said...he ''really'' [[BloodKnight likes his job]].
* AwesomeMcCoolName [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast To Run Away From Really Fast]]: When a giant guy named "Hugo Panzer" walks in, you'd damn better run away...
* BadassNormal: Hugo is one of the few, if not the ''only'' guy to soundly beat Chuck (Whilst uploaded with the Intersect 2.0) in a fair one-on-one match.
%%* BaldOfAwesome
%%* BaldOfEvil
* BareFistedMonk: Implied to be a master of bare-hand combat.
* ButtMonkey: He's knocked out a total of three times during his flight: First time, he's tranq'd by Chuck. Second time he's knocked out by falling luggage. Third time he's... knocked out by more falling luggage.
%%* GiantMook
* MookFaceTurn: Following The Ring's destruction, he was more than happy to ally himself with [[BigBad Alexei Volkoff]].
* SayMyName
--> ''"CAAAARMICHAAAEEEL!!!"''
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Subverted. Introduced as an expert in "close quarters combat", it turns out he's actually an expert with ''a sword''. That said, Hannah guesses that he's a [[ShoutOut professional wrestler when boarding the plane.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Volkoff Industries]]
!!'''Alexei Volkoff / [[spoiler:Hartley Winterbottom / Agent X]]'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Director\\

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': The Ring / Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"''Grrr.''"]]

''Portrayed by [[StoneColdSteveAustin Steve Austin]]''

A Ring operative who was transporting a lock-box key on a flight to Paris. He is an expert at close-range combat, and a master swordsman.

He was knocked out a total of three times by Chuck during the flight, and was apprehended in Paris. He returns in "Chuck Versus the Cubic Z", now allied with Alexei Volkoff.
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Tropes Associated with Hugo Panzer:
* TheAce: Implied to be the greatest swordsman in the world. And true enough, Chuck (with the Intersect) could only beat him by burying him in falling luggage. ...Twice.
* AffablyEvil: When not on the job, he's actually a generally nice guy, "saving" Chuck from [[BlatantLies from an annoying woman]] by giving him the seat next to his, and offering to fix his pen. That said...he ''really'' [[BloodKnight likes his job]].
* AwesomeMcCoolName [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast To Run Away From Really Fast]]: When a giant guy named "Hugo Panzer" walks in, you'd damn better run away...
* BadassNormal: Hugo is one of the few, if not the ''only'' guy to soundly beat Chuck (Whilst uploaded with the Intersect 2.0) in a fair one-on-one match.
%%* BaldOfAwesome
%%* BaldOfEvil
* BareFistedMonk: Implied to be a master of bare-hand combat.
* ButtMonkey: He's knocked out a total of three times during his flight: First time, he's tranq'd by Chuck. Second time he's knocked out by falling luggage. Third time he's... knocked out by more falling luggage.
%%* GiantMook
* MookFaceTurn: Following The Ring's destruction, he was more than happy to ally himself with [[BigBad Alexei Volkoff]].
* SayMyName
--> ''"CAAAARMICHAAAEEEL!!!"''
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Subverted. Introduced as an expert in "close quarters combat", it turns out he's actually an expert with ''a sword''. That said, Hannah guesses that he's a [[ShoutOut professional wrestler when boarding the plane.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Volkoff Industries]]
!!'''Alexei Volkoff / [[spoiler:Hartley Winterbottom / Agent X]]'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Director\\
Lawyer\\



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[[caption-width:177:"My name is Alexei Volkoff. I believe you were looking for me."]]

::''Portrayed by TimothyDalton''

[[spoiler:Born Hartley Winterbottom]], Alexei Volkoff is the [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} batshit crazy]] CEO and founder of Volkoff Industries, an arms manufacturer. He is a recluse, described by Casey as the "Russian [[TheAviator Howard Hughes]]." He is first mentioned in "Chuck Versus the Anniversary" by [[Creator/DolphLundgren Marco]]. He makes his first onscreen appearance in "Chuck Versus the First Fight".

to:

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[[caption-width:177:"My name is Alexei Volkoff. I believe you were looking for me.[[caption-width:177:"Nobody ever said no to your father."]]

::''Portrayed ''Portrayed by TimothyDalton''

[[spoiler:Born Hartley Winterbottom]], Alexei
[[Series/TwinPeaks Ray Wise]]''

Volkoff is the [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} batshit crazy]] CEO and founder of Volkoff Industries, an arms manufacturer. He is a recluse, described by Casey as the "Russian [[TheAviator Howard Hughes]]." He is first mentioned in "Chuck Versus the Anniversary" by [[Creator/DolphLundgren Marco]]. He makes Industry's attorney who takes Vivian under his first onscreen appearance in "Chuck Versus the First Fight".wing.



Tropes associated with Volkoff:
%%* AffablyEvil
* TheAtoner: In a rather hilarious manner, as he's trying to make amends to everyone he's hurt or rubbed the wrong way using his prison theraphy's 12-step-program, starting with his cutting in line of the prison cafeteria. Because he has "entitlement issues".
** [[spoiler: Played more seriously when the Hartley personality returns and he realizes he spent thirty years as a monster. He's especially disturbed and regretful of how he treated his daughter.]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: As in the above example, this is a man who has done some awful, ''awful'' things in his life. As he puts it, "everyone hates him." But when he starts making amends to those he wronged...'' he starts with an apology of cutting in a cafeteria line''.
* AxCrazy: Well, more like full on armored assault armed to the teeth with assault weapons and a bomb crazy.
* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler:Turns out that Alexei Volkoff was originally just a cover identity. Also see GoneHorriblyWrong and TomatoInTheMirror below.]]
%%* BigBad: Of Season 4.
%%* BreakingSpeech: He gives one to Chuck after TheReveal.
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CartoonishSupervillainy: The Contessa has laser grid defenses, the entrance to the bunker with the last Norseman component can only be entered by beating the computer in chess and he hid the Hydra network in the glass eye of one of his mooks, among other things. Volkoff is undoubtedly the cartooniest villain in the show. [[spoiler:But only because it was the personality grafted onto him by the Intersect prototype]].
* CatchPhrase: '' "So much...[[ForTheEvulz fun!]]" ''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass / ObfuscatingStupidity: He's introduced as Gregory Tuttle, a meek and milquetoast handler for Frost. [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler By the end of the episode]] he's revealed to be Alexei Volkoff, the whole "meek and milquetoast" bit being a front.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The scary, mentally unstable sort.
%%* ControlFreak: Self-confessed.
* CoolShip: The Contessa, which he bought from Craigs List Dubai. He calls it his Floating Fotress... of Fun.
* CrazyPrepared: Not only is his ship, ''The Contessa'', loaded with state-of-the-art stealth weaponry, and a back-up supercomputer, but it's also got a genuine ''ice cream parlor''.
** Not five minutes after the revelation, he's seen plotting while snacking on a double-scoop.
** Has a receptacle ready for whenever he uses a Q-tip to take a DNA sample from his mouth to get into secret lair.
%%* DiabolicalMastermind
* TheDreaded: Some of the most dangerous people of the world are downright ''terrified'' of him, and rightly so.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: He and Vivian so far are the only "villains" in the series to have received a HappilyEverAfter, made even more awesome with how in the ending he gives all of his Volkoff assets to Chuck and Sarah...a total of [[WealthyEverAfter 884 million dollars!]] ]]
* EvilBrit / RenegadeRussian: Plyed with; while he has a Russian name, acts like a typical RenegadeRussian, is stationed ''in'' Russia and was supposedly born there, and models his business after Stalin-era Soviet Russia, he speaks with a very distinctive British accent and uses mostly British slang, as does his daughter. [[spoiler: Probably forshadowing for the fact that he's not actually Russian]].
* EvilCounterpart: To Stephen Bartowski in that [[spoiler:he became evil testing an Intersect prototype on himself]].
%%* EvilGenius
* EvilGloating: He loves it so much that [[spoiler:Chuck's BatmanGambit against him was entirely based on getting him to gloat so he could harvest various words to reconstruct his voiceprint password]].
* GoKartingWithBowser: Spends part of an episode getting to meet the Bartowskis through a game of charades.
** This in the latter half of an episode where he stormed the Buy More, disabled the CIA defenses, held Jeff and Lester hostage, and nearly followed through on a threat to kill Chuck for "capturing/threatening" Frost.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: [[spoiler:He was a test subject (Agent X) for a prototype Intersect, intended to imprint a cover personality. Then the cover personality started to take over...]]
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The first few episodes only; he gets his first real appearance in "Chuck Versus the First Fight".
* HeartbrokenBadass: Volkoff may be a crazy, psychotic arms dealer and international terrorist. But he's also a ''loveable'' psychotic arms dealer and terrorist, which makes you feel all the more sorry for him when [[spoiler: his daughter betrays him, and leaves him for dead.]]
* TheHeavy: [[spoiler:One could argue that Alexei Volkoff's ''existence'' is what caused the series to happen, as it was what would tear the Bartowski family apart. Stephen Bartowski's guilt over the whole ordeal caused him to leave his family and spend almost his ''entire career'' trying to fix what happened to his friend. It was only compounded when his wife went undercover into Volkoff Industries and the cover identity implanted in Hartley fell in love with her, forcing her to abandon her family for a long term undercover assignment.]]
%%* JekyllAndHyde
%%* LargeHam: ''Delicious'' ham, too.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* MoralityChain: He sincerely regrets being a DisappearedDad, and now desperately wants any kind of connection he can get with his daughter.
%%* NebulousEvilOrganisation: Volkoff Industries
* OmniscientDatabase: [[spoiler:Has (had) access to: Alpha Intersect]].
%%* PsychopathicManchild
%%* PsychoPrototype: [[spoiler:For the Intersect program.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Mary Bartowski's [=MI6=] handler? He is actually Alexei Volkoff.]]
** [[spoiler:He is actually a deep-cover CIA agent; his Volkoff identity was created from whole cloth by Orion's original Intersect.]]
* ShadowArchetype: [[spoiler:He is what Chuck could have become if he let the Intersect take over his life]].
* SweetTooth: If the fact that his ship has an ice cream parlor is anything to go by...
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Alexei Volkoff is actually a false identity created by an early Intersect program for a CIA agent. However, that identity ended up taking over completely.]]
%%* VillainousCrush: On Frost.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Has he reunited with his mother?
%%* {{Yandere}}: Over Frost.

!!'''Vivian [=McArthur=] [=/=] Vivian Volkoff'''

to:

Tropes associated with Volkoff:
Riley:
%%* AffablyEvil
AmoralAttorney
%%* TheDragon
%%* EvilMentor
* TheAtoner: In a rather hilarious manner, as he's trying to make amends to everyone he's hurt or rubbed LargeHam: For the wrong way using his prison theraphy's 12-step-program, starting with his cutting in line of the prison cafeteria. Because he has "entitlement issues".
** [[spoiler: Played more seriously when the Hartley personality returns and he realizes he spent thirty years as a monster. He's especially disturbed and regretful of how he treated his daughter.]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: As in the above example, this is a man who has done some awful, ''awful'' things in his life. As he puts it, "everyone hates him." But when he starts making amends to those he wronged...'' he starts with an apology of cutting in a cafeteria line''.
* AxCrazy: Well, more like full on armored assault armed to the teeth with assault weapons and a bomb crazy.
* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler:Turns out that Alexei Volkoff was originally just a cover identity. Also see GoneHorriblyWrong and TomatoInTheMirror below.]]
%%* BigBad: Of Season 4.
%%* BreakingSpeech: He gives one to Chuck after TheReveal.
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CartoonishSupervillainy: The Contessa has laser grid defenses, the entrance to the bunker with the last Norseman component can only be entered by beating the computer in chess and he hid the Hydra network in the glass eye of one of his mooks, among other things. Volkoff is undoubtedly the cartooniest villain in the show. [[spoiler:But only because it was the personality grafted onto him by the Intersect prototype]].
* CatchPhrase: '' "So much...[[ForTheEvulz fun!]]" ''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass / ObfuscatingStupidity: He's introduced as Gregory Tuttle, a meek and milquetoast handler for Frost. [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler By the end of the episode]] he's revealed to be Alexei Volkoff, the whole "meek and milquetoast" bit being a front.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The scary, mentally unstable sort.
%%* ControlFreak: Self-confessed.
* CoolShip: The Contessa, which he bought from Craigs List Dubai. He calls it his Floating Fotress... of Fun.
* CrazyPrepared: Not only is his ship, ''The Contessa'', loaded with state-of-the-art stealth weaponry, and a back-up supercomputer, but it's also got a genuine ''ice cream parlor''.
** Not five minutes after the revelation, he's seen plotting while snacking on a double-scoop.
** Has a receptacle ready for whenever he uses a Q-tip to take a DNA sample from his mouth to get into secret lair.
%%* DiabolicalMastermind
* TheDreaded: Some of the most dangerous people of the world are downright ''terrified''
life of him, and rightly so.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: He and Vivian so far are
''he tries''. ...At the only "villains" in the series to have received a HappilyEverAfter, made even more awesome with how in the ending he gives all insistence of his Volkoff assets to Chuck and Sarah...a total of [[WealthyEverAfter 884 million dollars!]] ]]
[[BunnyEarsLawyer Alexei]], naturally.
* EvilBrit / RenegadeRussian: Plyed with; while he has a Russian name, acts like a typical RenegadeRussian, is stationed ''in'' Russia and was supposedly born there, and models his business after Stalin-era Soviet Russia, he speaks with a very distinctive British accent and uses mostly British slang, as does his daughter. [[spoiler: Probably forshadowing for the fact that he's not actually Russian]].
* EvilCounterpart: To Stephen Bartowski in that [[spoiler:he became evil testing an Intersect prototype on himself]].
%%* EvilGenius
* EvilGloating: He loves it so much that [[spoiler:Chuck's BatmanGambit against him was entirely based on getting him to gloat so he could harvest various words to reconstruct his voiceprint password]].
* GoKartingWithBowser: Spends part of an episode getting to meet the Bartowskis through a game of charades.
** This in the latter half of an episode where he stormed the Buy More, disabled the CIA defenses, held Jeff and Lester hostage, and nearly followed through on a threat to kill Chuck for "capturing/threatening" Frost.
* GoneHorriblyWrong:
ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:He was a test subject (Agent X) for a prototype Intersect, intended to imprint a cover personality. Then the cover personality started to take over...]]
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The first few episodes only; he gets his first real appearance in "Chuck Versus the First Fight".
* HeartbrokenBadass:
knew Volkoff may be a crazy, psychotic arms dealer and international terrorist. But he's also a ''loveable'' psychotic arms dealer and terrorist, which makes you feel all the more sorry for him when [[spoiler: his daughter betrays him, and leaves him for dead.]]
* TheHeavy: [[spoiler:One could argue that Alexei Volkoff's ''existence'' is what caused the series to happen, as it was what would tear the Bartowski family apart. Stephen Bartowski's guilt over the whole ordeal caused him to leave his family and spend almost his ''entire career'' trying to fix what happened to his friend. It was only compounded when his wife went undercover into Volkoff Industries
Hartley were one and the cover identity implanted in Hartley fell in love with her, forcing her to abandon her family same]]. He's also primarily responsible for a long term undercover assignment.]]
%%* JekyllAndHyde
%%* LargeHam: ''Delicious'' ham, too.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* MoralityChain: He sincerely regrets being a DisappearedDad,
Vivian turning evil, and now desperately wants any kind of connection does what he can get with his daughter.
%%* NebulousEvilOrganisation: Volkoff Industries
* OmniscientDatabase: [[spoiler:Has (had) access to: Alpha Intersect]].
%%* PsychopathicManchild
%%* PsychoPrototype: [[spoiler:For
to push her further to the Intersect program.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Mary Bartowski's [=MI6=] handler? He is actually Alexei Volkoff.]]
** [[spoiler:He is actually a deep-cover CIA agent; his Volkoff identity was created from whole cloth by Orion's original Intersect.]]
* ShadowArchetype: [[spoiler:He is what Chuck could have become if he let the Intersect take over his life]].
* SweetTooth: If the fact that his ship has an ice cream parlor is anything to go by...
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Alexei Volkoff is actually a false identity created by an early Intersect program for a CIA agent. However, that identity ended up taking over completely.]]
%%* VillainousCrush: On Frost.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Has he reunited with his mother?
%%* {{Yandere}}: Over Frost.

!!'''Vivian [=McArthur=] [=/=] Vivian Volkoff'''
dark side.

!!'''Yuri The Gobbler'''



'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Director\\

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' CEO Operative / Director\\Bodyguard\\



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[[caption-width:177:"You don't know who I am. You have both lied to me, betrayed me, and shattered my life."]]

''Portrayed by Lauren Cohan''

A young woman targeted for assassination by one of Volkoff's old lieutenants. She is believed to have the key to Volkoff's Hydra database, which is needed to take over his association. [[spoiler: She is Volkoff's daughter and originally had no knowledge of what her father did, or that the reason he had been sending her to various schools was to groom her as his successor. While she originally seems willing to help, her father's lawyer is able to manipulate her into thinking Chuck, and by extension the CIA, were just using her, prompting her to turn against them and take over her father's company, becoming the BigBad for the last chunk of season 4.]]

to:

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[[caption-width:177:"You don't know who I am. You have both lied to me, betrayed me, and shattered my life."]]

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[[caption-width:177:''"Don't '''ever''' ask me why he's called "The Gobbler". It's because he... well...eats people."'' ~ Volkoff, on Yuri]]

''Portrayed by Lauren Cohan''

A young woman targeted for assassination by one of
Matthew Willig''

Real name - '''Yuri Gobrienko'''.
Volkoff's old lieutenants. She is believed most trusted bodyguard and henchman. He had direct access to have something Volkoff needed: His arms pipeline and network, "Hydra." After his escape from prison was arranged and pulled off by Team Bartowski, [[YouHaveFailedMe he was promptly disposed of by Volkoff]] for jeopardizing his entire network in the key to Volkoff's Hydra database, which is needed to take over his association. [[spoiler: She is Volkoff's daughter and originally had no knowledge of what her father did, or that the reason he had been sending her to various schools was to groom her as his successor. While she originally seems willing to help, her father's lawyer is able to manipulate her into thinking Chuck, and by extension the CIA, were just using her, prompting her to turn against them and take over her father's company, becoming the BigBad for the last chunk of season 4.]]first place.



Tropes associated with Vivian:
* ActionGirl / FauxActionGirl: Has a black belt but has yet to be shown doing any hand-to-hand combat. However, she's no DistressedDamsel either.
-->'''Boris:''' You were skeetshooting at age 7, had your black belt by 13, and by the time you graduated from the London School of Economics, you were fluent in 5 languages.
%%* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]]
%%* BadassNormal
* BreakTheCutie: You can't blame her for being pissed, her father and the CIA both lied to her, she had no other place to go for answers.
* CatchPhrase: "Nobody can/will be able to touch me, ever."
* EvilCostumeSwitch: After becoming a villain, she starts wearing more black clothes and leather.
%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: At the end of season four she's given a blank identity so that she can start afresh and faces no consequences for the numerous attempts she made on the lives of Team Bartowski, actual successful murders of several other people, and whatever other crimes were committed either by her or on her behalf while running her father's company.]]
* LonelyRichKid: Grew up as one.
* ParentalAbandonment: Though her father did pay for her schooling, Vivian says that he was never a part of her life.
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: How she was defeated.

!!'''Heather Chandler'''

to:

Tropes associated with Vivian:
The Gobbler:
%%* TheBigGuy
* ActionGirl / FauxActionGirl: Has a black belt but has yet to be shown doing any hand-to-hand combat. However, she's no DistressedDamsel either.
-->'''Boris:''' You were skeetshooting at age 7, had your black belt by 13, and by the
IAmAHumanitarian: He doesn't waste time you graduated from the London School trying to take bites out of Economics, you were fluent in 5 languages.
%%* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]]
%%* BadassNormal
* BreakTheCutie: You can't blame her for being pissed, her father and the CIA both lied to her, she had no other place to go for answers.
* CatchPhrase: "Nobody can/will be able to touch me, ever."
* EvilCostumeSwitch: After becoming a villain, she starts wearing more black clothes and leather.
%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: At the end of season four she's given a blank identity so that she can start afresh and faces no consequences
Chuck when they fight. If not for the numerous attempts she made on the lives of Team Bartowski, actual successful murders of several other people, and whatever other crimes were committed either Intersect, Chuck would have likely been eaten by her or on her behalf while running her father's company.]]
him.
* LonelyRichKid: Grew up as one.
* ParentalAbandonment: Though her father did pay
MadeOfIron: He was knocked out cold when Casey shot-put a toaster oven in his face, yet came out not too worse for her schooling, Vivian says wear afterwards.
* EyeScream: The data for accessing Hydra is found in his fake eye, which Volkoff messily pops out after killing him.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Volkoff was none too happy
that he was never a part of her life.
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: How she
caught and endagered the Hydra network if they CIA discovered what was defeated.

!!'''Heather Chandler'''
in his eye.
** YouHaveFailedMe
* YouLookFamiliar: Willig previously appeared in "Chuck Versus the Tango" as La Ciudad's bodyguard, however WordOfGod confirms that Yuri is ''not'' the same character.
%%* WeHardlyKnewYou
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Everyone Else]]
!!'''Alex [=McHugh=]'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"Thanks for that, movie dork. I bet you have like a Tron poster in your room."]]

''Portrayed by [[Creator/ParisHilton Nicole Richie]]''

Heather was a [[TheBully high school]] [[BlatantLies friend]] of Sarah Walker, who Heather knew under the alias Jenny Burton. She married Mark Ratner, a high school nerd who ended up as a wealthy engineer. She illegally sold several of his secrets on the black market and was eventually captured by Team Chuck. She later reveals that she was working for Volkoff Industries. She first appeared in "Chuck Versus the Cougars" and returned in "Chuck Versus the Cubic Z".

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
None\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
None]
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[[caption-width:177:"Thanks for that, movie dork. I bet [[caption-width:177:"Whether you have like a Tron poster in your room.it or not, dad, I'm not going anywhere."]]

''Portrayed by [[Creator/ParisHilton Nicole Richie]]''

Heather
Mekenna Melvin''

The daughter of Alex Coburn [[spoiler:(alias John Casey)]] and Kathleen [=McHugh=]. Kathleen
was a [[TheBully high school]] [[BlatantLies friend]] of Sarah Walker, who Heather knew under the alias Jenny Burton. She married Mark Ratner, a high school nerd who ended up as a wealthy engineer. She illegally sold several of his secrets on the black market and was eventually captured by Team Chuck. She later reveals told that Alex was killed in combat in 1989 (actually volunteered for a special unit) while she was working for Volkoff Industries. She pregnant with their daughter. [[spoiler:John first appeared found out about his daughter twenty-one years later in "Chuck Versus the Cougars" and returned in "Chuck Versus the Cubic Z".Tic Tac".]] After being targeted by Ring agents, she becomes aware of her father's true occupation. [[spoiler:She is currently dating Morgan Grimes with her father's reluctant approval.]]



Tropes associated with Heather:
* AlphaBitch: Heather was this in high school and remains one into adulthood.
* BreakingSpeech: In her second appearance, Heather is able to figure out that Sarah and Chuck are together as well as prey on Sarah's insecurities about their relationship.
* {{Callback}}: Turns out that deal she made with with the [[TheMafiya Russian Mafia]] during Season 2 was for Volkoff from the start.
* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: She's this to Sarah. Even after severely kicking her ass in her first appearance, Sarah is visibly intimidated when she sees her again, while she clearly takes great delight in getting a chance to continue her bullying, even lampshading this trope in her second episode, referring to her as her 'High School Punching bag.


!!'''Marco'''

to:

Tropes associated with Heather:
Alex:
* AlphaBitch: Heather was this in high school and remains one into adulthood.
* BreakingSpeech: In her second appearance, Heather
ActionGirl: The potential is able there, seeing as she managed to figure out stun Casey with a five-hit combo. [[spoiler:Of course, she's his ''daughter''.]] [[FauxActionGirl Sadly, beyond that Sarah and Chuck are together as well as prey on Sarah's insecurities about their relationship.
one scene, we never see her in physical action again.]]
-->'''Alex:''' I got an A in my self-defense class!
%%* DeadGuyJunior
* {{Callback}}: Turns out that deal she made with with the [[TheMafiya Russian Mafia]] DisappearedDad: Alex Coburn died during Season 2 was for Volkoff from the start.
* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: She's this to Sarah. Even after severely kicking her ass
an operation in her first appearance, Sarah is visibly intimidated when she sees her again, Honduras in 1989 while she clearly Kathleen [=McHugh=] was pregnant. [[spoiler:His death was faked; he then joined a Black Ops team and takes great delight in getting a chance to continue her bullying, even lampshading this trope in her second episode, referring to her as her 'High School Punching bag.


!!'''Marco'''
on the name John Casey.]]
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Extremely Dour Colonel's Beautiful Daughter]]

!!'''Generalissimo Alejandro Fulgencio Goya'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"I must break you..."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/DolphLundgren''

A GiantMook under the employ of Mr. Volkoff, Marco was in the process of smuggling a powerful EMP device until he was thwarted by Chuck and his crew.

[[spoiler:He was shot and killed by Mary Elizabeth Bartowski.]]

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
Dictator / General\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
The Republic of Costa Gravas]
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[[caption-width:177:"I must break you..."]]

[[caption-width:177:"Come...''to Costa Gravas!''"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/DolphLundgren''

A GiantMook under
Creator/ArmandAssante''

Dictator of [[BananaRepublic fictional Latin American country]] Costa Gravas. Four presidents (Gerald Ford, UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush) issued a kill order on him but failed. Those orders were carried out by John Casey, who Goya calls
the employ "Angel of Mr. Volkoff, Marco was in Death." He gained many enemies, both inside and outside his country, when he decided to allow democratic elections. He is deeply fond of Captain Awesome, the process of smuggling a powerful EMP device until he was thwarted by Chuck man who saved his life, [[ChivalrousPervert and even fonder of his crew.

[[spoiler:He was shot
wife Ellie.]] He also respects Casey, who (unwillingly) gave donated blood to save him, and killed by Mary Elizabeth Bartowski.]]gives him a new nickname "Angel of Life."



Tropes associated with Marco:
* ActorAllusion: His role as [[Film/RockyIV Ivan Drago]] is referenced.
--> '''Marco''': I must ''break'' you.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes
-->'''Marco''': Please, I have a family.
-->'''[[spoiler:Mary Bartowski/Frost]]''': So do I.
%%* GeniusBruiser
%%* GiantMook
* RedScare: Casey's attitude towards Marco.
* TortureTechnician: A pretty lousy one, though...

!!'''Mr. Riley'''

to:

Tropes associated with Marco:
Goya:
* ActorAllusion: His role AffablyEvil / FauxAffablyEvil
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CaptainErsatz: He shares qualities with Fidel Castro but his larger than life persona and love of the good life (not to mention his middle name) is more reminiscent of Fulgencio Batista.
%%* ChewingTheScenery
%%* ChivalrousPervert
* FamousNamedForeigner: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgencio_Batista Fulgencio]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Goya Goya]].
%%* FriendlyEnemy: To Casey.
%%* LargeHam
%%* RasputinianDeath: Had a few of these
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite his [[BunnyEarsLawyer quirks]], the guy is a relatively efficient dictator.
* SpicyLatina: Married to one.
* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell, Dictator?]]: Just
as [[Film/RockyIV Ivan Drago]] is referenced.
--> '''Marco''': I must ''break'' you.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes
-->'''Marco''': Please, I
Casey and Beckman thought he may have truly sided with America - after the...who-knows-what attempt on his life, by ''[[spoiler:his own wife]]'' this time - they discover he purchased a family.
-->'''[[spoiler:Mary Bartowski/Frost]]''': So do I.
%%* GeniusBruiser
%%* GiantMook
* RedScare: Casey's attitude towards Marco.
* TortureTechnician: A pretty lousy one, though...

!!'''Mr. Riley'''
[[NukeEm Nuclear ICBM]] from Volkoff. [[DudeNotFunny Directly calibrated to hit a major southern city in North America]].

!!'''Gertrude Verbanski'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Lawyer\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"Nobody ever said no to your father."]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/TwinPeaks Ray Wise]]''

Volkoff Industry's attorney who takes Vivian under his wing.

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Lawyer\\
CEO\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
Verbanski Corporation]
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[[caption-width:177:"Nobody ever said no to your father.[[caption-width:177:"Sorry, if I got too physical. Must be the uniform."]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/TwinPeaks Ray Wise]]''

Volkoff Industry's attorney
[[Film/TheMatrix Carrie Anne Moss]]''

A (presumably) Russian or Slavic PMC soldier
who takes Vivian under his wing.had a moment with John Casey in the past. She has now returned and is helping the team as well as providing Casey with some romance.



Tropes associated with Riley:
%%* AmoralAttorney
%%* TheDragon
%%* EvilMentor
* LargeHam: For the life of him, ''he tries''. ...At the insistence of [[BunnyEarsLawyer Alexei]], naturally.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:He knew Volkoff and Hartley were one and the same]]. He's also primarily responsible for Vivian turning evil, and does what he can to push her further to the dark side.

!!'''Yuri The Gobbler'''

to:

Tropes associated with Riley:
Verbanski:
* ActionGirl: She once disarmed Casey! ''(And even encased the weapon she took from him!)''
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Is an efficient operative and businesswoman in her own right. But, whenever Casey is involved, she either gets weak in the knees, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial flustered]], or just plain ''[[{{Tsundere}} weird]]''.
%%* AmoralAttorney
DarkActionGirl: Depends on the job.
%%* TheDragon
OfficialCouple: With Casey.
%%* EvilMentor
PrivateMilitaryContractor
* LargeHam: For the life SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Is a "master" of him, ''he tries''. ...At the insistence of [[BunnyEarsLawyer Alexei]], naturally.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:He knew Volkoff
these. When flustered enough, ''[[BunnyEarsLawyer she'll begin ranting for no reason - even as no one brought anything up!]]''
-->''(Both Sarah
and Hartley were one and the same]]. He's also primarily responsible for Vivian turning evil, and does what he can to push her further to the dark side.

!!'''Yuri The Gobbler'''
Verbanski silence a couple of mooks during a mission...)''
-->'''Verbanski:''' "...Fine! I love Casey! Just stop grilling me!"
-->'''Sarah:''' "[[FlatWhat ...]]"
%%ZCE* {{Tsundere}}

!!'''Jack Burton'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Operative / Bodyguard\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:''"Don't '''ever''' ask me why he's called "The Gobbler". It's because he... well...eats people."'' ~ Volkoff, on Yuri]]

''Portrayed by Matthew Willig''

Real name - '''Yuri Gobrienko'''. Volkoff's most trusted bodyguard and henchman. He had direct access to something Volkoff needed: His arms pipeline and network, "Hydra." After his escape from prison was arranged and pulled off by Team Bartowski, [[YouHaveFailedMe he was promptly disposed of by Volkoff]] for jeopardizing his entire network in the first place.

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Operative / Bodyguard\\
Con Artist\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
None]
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[[caption-width:177:''"Don't '''ever''' ask me why he's called "The Gobbler". It's because he... well...eats people."'' ~ Volkoff, on Yuri]]

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[[caption-width:177:"A thief has to run out of town as fast as he can, but a good con man can leave whenever he wants"]]

''Portrayed by Matthew Willig''

Real name - '''Yuri Gobrienko'''. Volkoff's most trusted bodyguard
Creator/GaryCole''

Sarah's somewhat estranged father. He is a two-bit ConMan who frequently involved Sarah when she was a kid in his schemes,
and henchman. He often rewarded her with ice cream or sometimes hard cash. Sarah claims that her experiences with him rubbed her the wrong way, but Jack ''(correctly)'' deduced that she had direct access way more fun conning people than she would care to something Volkoff needed: His arms pipeline admit. That said, he always kept her well-being and network, "Hydra." After happiness at heart, and in his escape from prison own way, looked out for her.

When Sarah
was arranged in high school, Director Graham arrested him "for his own protection" after he conned a particularly dangerous man - this same incident was when she was recruited into the CIA. Jack however found out about her much later, and pulled off by Team Bartowski, [[YouHaveFailedMe he was promptly disposed despite being on opposite sides of by Volkoff]] for jeopardizing the law, he's proud of her. Using his entire network in skills as a confidence man, Jack helped out Chuck and his team on two seperate occassions: Freezing the first place.funds of a powerful Sheikh, and obtaining Iranian nuclear missile plans.



Tropes associated with The Gobbler:
%%* TheBigGuy
* IAmAHumanitarian: He doesn't waste time trying to take bites out of Chuck when they fight. If not for the Intersect, Chuck would have likely been eaten by him.
* MadeOfIron: He was knocked out cold when Casey shot-put a toaster oven in his face, yet came out not too worse for wear afterwards.
* EyeScream: The data for accessing Hydra is found in his fake eye, which Volkoff messily pops out after killing him.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Volkoff was none too happy that he was caught and endagered the Hydra network if they CIA discovered what was in his eye.
** YouHaveFailedMe
* YouLookFamiliar: Willig previously appeared in "Chuck Versus the Tango" as La Ciudad's bodyguard, however WordOfGod confirms that Yuri is ''not'' the same character.
%%* WeHardlyKnewYou
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Everyone Else]]
!!'''Alex [=McHugh=]'''

to:

Tropes associated with The Gobbler:
%%* TheBigGuy
Jack:
* IAmAHumanitarian: He doesn't waste time trying to take bites out AffablyEvil: Absolute bottom feeding scum of the Earth. But ''he's a hell of a dancer''.
* AffectionateNickname: Calls
Chuck when they fight. If not for the Intersect, Chuck would have likely been eaten by him.
* MadeOfIron: He was knocked out cold when
"schnuck" and Casey shot-put a toaster oven in his face, yet came out not too worse for wear afterwards.
"[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin cop face.]]"
%%* ConMan
%%* CoolOldGuy
* EyeScream: The data for accessing Hydra is found in his fake eye, which Volkoff messily pops out after killing him.
JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A magnificent jerk with the biggest heart ever!
%%* TheNicknamer
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Volkoff was none too happy NoodleIncident: Exactly who Jack conned that he prompted Graham to arrest him and enlist Sarah to protect them was caught never expanded on.
* WildCard: No matter how much he loves Sarah, he's still a ConMan to the core,
and endagered the Hydra network if they CIA discovered what was in his eye.
** YouHaveFailedMe
* YouLookFamiliar: Willig previously appeared in "Chuck Versus the Tango" as La Ciudad's bodyguard, however WordOfGod confirms that Yuri is ''not'' the same character.
%%* WeHardlyKnewYou
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Everyone Else]]
!!'''Alex [=McHugh=]'''
can never really be trusted.

!!'''Nicholas Quinn'''



'''Rank/Job:''' None\\
'''Affiliation''': None]
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[[caption-width:177:"Whether you like it or not, dad, I'm not going anywhere."]]

''Portrayed by Mekenna Melvin''

The daughter of Alex Coburn [[spoiler:(alias John Casey)]] and Kathleen [=McHugh=]. Kathleen was told that Alex was killed in combat in 1989 (actually volunteered for a special unit) while she was pregnant with their daughter. [[spoiler:John first found out about his daughter twenty-one years later in "Chuck Versus the Tic Tac".]] After being targeted by Ring agents, she becomes aware of her father's true occupation. [[spoiler:She is currently dating Morgan Grimes with her father's reluctant approval.]]

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' None\\
Special Agent (formerly)\\
'''Affiliation''': None]
CIA (formerly)]
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[[caption-width:177:"Whether you like it or not, dad, [[caption-width:177:"Nice to meet you. I'm not going anywhere.Nicholas Quinn. And I'm about to become the Intersect."]]

''Portrayed by Mekenna Melvin''

Angus Macfadyen''

A rogue freelance spy who has something of a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge vendetta against Chuck]], to put it very mellow. He was a top-grade CIA agent who was set to be the agency's first true Intersect Agent. However, Bryce Larkin happened. After that, his life and career began a downward spiral until he left the CIA and began to work freelance. ...[[LaserGuidedKarma For Fulcrum,
The daughter of Alex Coburn [[spoiler:(alias John Casey)]] Ring, and Kathleen [=McHugh=]. Kathleen was told that Alex was killed in combat in 1989 (actually volunteered for Volkoff Industries]], all organizations which Chuck himself put out of commission, and Quinn out of business. Quinn snapped, and made it his life's mission to make Chuck's life a special unit) living hell even worse than his own, and get the Intersect while she was pregnant with their daughter. [[spoiler:John first found out about he's at it, which technically is ''rightfully his daughter twenty-one years later in "Chuck Versus the Tic Tac".]] After being targeted by Ring agents, she becomes aware of her father's true occupation. [[spoiler:She is currently dating Morgan Grimes with her father's reluctant approval.]]anyway.''



Tropes associated with Alex:
* ActionGirl: The potential is there, seeing as she managed to stun Casey with a five-hit combo. [[spoiler:Of course, she's his ''daughter''.]] [[FauxActionGirl Sadly, beyond that one scene, we never see her in physical action again.]]
-->'''Alex:''' I got an A in my self-defense class!
%%* DeadGuyJunior
* DisappearedDad: Alex Coburn died during an operation in Honduras in 1989 while Kathleen [=McHugh=] was pregnant. [[spoiler:His death was faked; he then joined a Black Ops team and takes on the name John Casey.]]
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Extremely Dour Colonel's Beautiful Daughter]]

!!'''Generalissimo Alejandro Fulgencio Goya'''

to:

Tropes associated with Alex:
Quinn:
* ActionGirl: ActionSurvivor: He has an incredible talent of escaping extremely dangerous situations. Practically an expy of [[Series/{{Alias}} Sark]].
** He survived being tortured for 378 days.
* ArchEnemy: While Chuck would more or less see Shaw as his greatest enemy, Quinn openly views Chuck as his.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Being tortured for over a year in a hole didn't do anything for his sanity, or [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge anger management]].
* BigBad: Of the second-half of the final season.
%%* TheChessmaster
* {{Determinator}}: To a practically hilarious degree - this is a man who will stop at nothing to get the Intersect. Case in point? Getting kicked out of a moving ''bullet train'', and ''[[RuleOfCool still somehow managing to get back inside]].''
* {{Knight Of Cerebus}}: His {{Mind Rape}} of Sarah made the final two episodes exceptionally dark for a normally light hearted show.
* LargeHam: Big time - although not quite as ''delicious'' as Volkoff.
--> "I'm former CIA too…
The potential is there, seeing as she managed Intersect was supposed to stun Casey with be ''mine''… But then Larkin stole it for ''you''. So I went back at into the field, and then got captured… (laughs) Oooh, and tortured in a five-hit combo. [[spoiler:Of course, she's hole in the ground for 378 days - '''''IN A HOLE!'''''"
--> "'''''[[WickedCultured ENOUGH OF THE KABUKI!]]'''''"
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* SanitySlippage: Chuck has, for the lack of better words, completely ruined
his ''daughter''.]] [[FauxActionGirl Sadly, beyond life, even if unintentional. The constant repeats have driven the guy completely insane.
* UnknownRival: Chuck had no idea of what he did to this guy; no one knew him, or
that one scene, we never see her in physical action again.]]
-->'''Alex:''' I got an A in my self-defense class!
%%* DeadGuyJunior
* DisappearedDad: Alex Coburn died during an operation in Honduras in 1989 while Kathleen [=McHugh=]
he was pregnant. [[spoiler:His death was faked; he then joined a Black Ops team and takes on working for all the name John Casey.]]
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Extremely Dour Colonel's Beautiful Daughter]]

!!'''Generalissimo Alejandro Fulgencio Goya'''
baddies that Team Bartowski faced off against over the run of the show.

!!'''The Belgian'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Dictator / General\\
'''Affiliation''': The Republic of Costa Gravas]
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[[caption-width:177:"Come...''to Costa Gravas!''"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/ArmandAssante''

Dictator of [[BananaRepublic fictional Latin American country]] Costa Gravas. Four presidents (Gerald Ford, UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush) issued a kill order on him but failed. Those orders were carried out by John Casey, who Goya calls the "Angel of Death." He gained many enemies, both inside and outside his country, when he decided to allow democratic elections. He is deeply fond of Captain Awesome, the man who saved his life, [[ChivalrousPervert and even fonder of his wife Ellie.]] He also respects Casey, who (unwillingly) gave donated blood to save him, and gives him a new nickname "Angel of Life."

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'''Rank/Job:''' Dictator / General\\
Crime Lord\\
'''Affiliation''': The Republic of Costa Gravas]
Belgian Organized Crime]
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[[caption-width:177:"Come...''to Costa Gravas!''"]]

[[caption-width:177:"Pursue Agent Carmichael, and we will kill him - ''slowly.''"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/ArmandAssante''

Dictator of [[BananaRepublic fictional Latin American country]] Costa Gravas. Four presidents (Gerald Ford, UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush) issued
[[Series/TheThornBirds Richard Chamberlain]]''

Real name - '''Adelbert de Smet'''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Just how it sounds]], [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment The Belgian is
a kill order on him but failed. Those orders were carried out by John Casey, Belgian man who Goya calls is in charge of Belgian Organized Crime]]. An extremely dangerous individual who specializes in smuggling highly sensitive intelligence, he had information on the "Angel identity of Death." He gained many enemies, both inside and outside his country, the Intersect. However, when Chuck practically fell into his lap, he got ambitious and decided to allow democratic elections. He is deeply fond of Captain Awesome, kidnap Chuck to extract the man who saved his life, [[ChivalrousPervert Intersect, or just sell off ''Chuck'' himself altogether. Even if he had to lobotomize him.

[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge He was knocked out
and even fonder of his wife Ellie.]] He also respects Casey, who (unwillingly) gave donated blood to save him, arrested by Chuck's very protective, and gives him a new nickname "Angel of Life."
very pissed off girlfriend.]]



Tropes associated with Goya:
* AffablyEvil / FauxAffablyEvil
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CaptainErsatz: He shares qualities with Fidel Castro but his larger than life persona and love of the good life (not to mention his middle name) is more reminiscent of Fulgencio Batista.
%%* ChewingTheScenery
%%* ChivalrousPervert
* FamousNamedForeigner: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgencio_Batista Fulgencio]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Goya Goya]].
%%* FriendlyEnemy: To Casey.
%%* LargeHam
%%* RasputinianDeath: Had a few of these
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite his [[BunnyEarsLawyer quirks]], the guy is a relatively efficient dictator.
* SpicyLatina: Married to one.
* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell, Dictator?]]: Just as Casey and Beckman thought he may have truly sided with America - after the...who-knows-what attempt on his life, by ''[[spoiler:his own wife]]'' this time - they discover he purchased a [[NukeEm Nuclear ICBM]] from Volkoff. [[DudeNotFunny Directly calibrated to hit a major southern city in North America]].

!!'''Gertrude Verbanski'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' CEO\\
'''Affiliation''': Verbanski Corporation]
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[[caption-width:177:"Sorry, if I got too physical. Must be the uniform."]]

''Portrayed by [[Film/TheMatrix Carrie Anne Moss]]''

A (presumably) Russian or Slavic PMC soldier who had a moment with John Casey in the past. She has now returned and is helping the team as well as providing Casey with some romance.
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Tropes associated with Verbanski:
* ActionGirl: She once disarmed Casey! ''(And even encased the weapon she took from him!)''
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Is an efficient operative and businesswoman in her own right. But, whenever Casey is involved, she either gets weak in the knees, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial flustered]], or just plain ''[[{{Tsundere}} weird]]''.
%%* DarkActionGirl: Depends on the job.
%%* OfficialCouple: With Casey.
%%* PrivateMilitaryContractor
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Is a "master" of these. When flustered enough, ''[[BunnyEarsLawyer she'll begin ranting for no reason - even as no one brought anything up!]]''
-->''(Both Sarah and Verbanski silence a couple of mooks during a mission...)''
-->'''Verbanski:''' "...Fine! I love Casey! Just stop grilling me!"
-->'''Sarah:''' "[[FlatWhat ...]]"
%%ZCE* {{Tsundere}}

!!'''Jack Burton'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' Con Artist\\
'''Affiliation''': None]
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[[caption-width:177:"A thief has to run out of town as fast as he can, but a good con man can leave whenever he wants"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/GaryCole''

Sarah's somewhat estranged father. He is a two-bit ConMan who frequently involved Sarah when she was a kid in his schemes, and often rewarded her with ice cream or sometimes hard cash. Sarah claims that her experiences with him rubbed her the wrong way, but Jack ''(correctly)'' deduced that she had way more fun conning people than she would care to admit. That said, he always kept her well-being and happiness at heart, and in his own way, looked out for her.

When Sarah was in high school, Director Graham arrested him "for his own protection" after he conned a particularly dangerous man - this same incident was when she was recruited into the CIA. Jack however found out about her much later, and despite being on opposite sides of the law, he's proud of her. Using his skills as a confidence man, Jack helped out Chuck and his team on two seperate occassions: Freezing the funds of a powerful Sheikh, and obtaining Iranian nuclear missile plans.
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Tropes associated with Jack:
* AffablyEvil: Absolute bottom feeding scum of the Earth. But ''he's a hell of a dancer''.
* AffectionateNickname: Calls Chuck "schnuck" and Casey "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin cop face.]]"
%%* ConMan
%%* CoolOldGuy
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A magnificent jerk with the biggest heart ever!
%%* TheNicknamer
* NoodleIncident: Exactly who Jack conned that prompted Graham to arrest him and enlist Sarah to protect them was never expanded on.
* WildCard: No matter how much he loves Sarah, he's still a ConMan to the core, and can never really be trusted.

!!'''Nicholas Quinn'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent (formerly)\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA (formerly)]
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[[caption-width:177:"Nice to meet you. I'm Nicholas Quinn. And I'm about to become the Intersect."]]

''Portrayed by Angus Macfadyen''

A rogue freelance spy who has something of a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge vendetta against Chuck]], to put it very mellow. He was a top-grade CIA agent who was set to be the agency's first true Intersect Agent. However, Bryce Larkin happened. After that, his life and career began a downward spiral until he left the CIA and began to work freelance. ...[[LaserGuidedKarma For Fulcrum, The Ring, and Volkoff Industries]], all organizations which Chuck himself put out of commission, and Quinn out of business. Quinn snapped, and made it his life's mission to make Chuck's life a living hell even worse than his own, and get the Intersect while he's at it, which technically is ''rightfully his anyway.''
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Tropes associated with Quinn:
* ActionSurvivor: He has an incredible talent of escaping extremely dangerous situations. Practically an expy of [[Series/{{Alias}} Sark]].
** He survived being tortured for 378 days.
* ArchEnemy: While Chuck would more or less see Shaw as his greatest enemy, Quinn openly views Chuck as his.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Being tortured for over a year in a hole didn't do anything for his sanity, or [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge anger management]].
* BigBad: Of the second-half of the final season.
%%* TheChessmaster
* {{Determinator}}: To a practically hilarious degree - this is a man who will stop at nothing to get the Intersect. Case in point? Getting kicked out of a moving ''bullet train'', and ''[[RuleOfCool still somehow managing to get back inside]].''
* {{Knight Of Cerebus}}: His {{Mind Rape}} of Sarah made the final two episodes exceptionally dark for a normally light hearted show.
* LargeHam: Big time - although not quite as ''delicious'' as Volkoff.
--> "I'm former CIA too… The Intersect was supposed to be ''mine''… But then Larkin stole it for ''you''. So I went back at into the field, and then got captured… (laughs) Oooh, and tortured in a hole in the ground for 378 days - '''''IN A HOLE!'''''"
--> "'''''[[WickedCultured ENOUGH OF THE KABUKI!]]'''''"
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* SanitySlippage: Chuck has, for the lack of better words, completely ruined his life, even if unintentional. The constant repeats have driven the guy completely insane.
* UnknownRival: Chuck had no idea of what he did to this guy; no one knew him, or that he was working for all the baddies that Team Bartowski faced off against over the run of the show.

!!'''The Belgian'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' Crime Lord\\
'''Affiliation''': Belgian Organized Crime]
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[[caption-width:177:"Pursue Agent Carmichael, and we will kill him - ''slowly.''"]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/TheThornBirds Richard Chamberlain]]''

Real name - '''Adelbert de Smet'''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Just how it sounds]], [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment The Belgian is a Belgian man who is in charge of Belgian Organized Crime]]. An extremely dangerous individual who specializes in smuggling highly sensitive intelligence, he had information on the identity of the Intersect. However, when Chuck practically fell into his lap, he got ambitious and decided to kidnap Chuck to extract the Intersect, or just sell off ''Chuck'' himself altogether. Even if he had to lobotomize him.

[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge He was knocked out and arrested by Chuck's very protective, and very pissed off girlfriend.]]
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!!'''Michael "Big Mike" Tucker'''

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!!'''Bryce Larkin'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Manager / Assistant Manager / Green Shirt\\
'''Affiliation''': Buy More]
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[[caption-width:177:"Mornings are for reflection and pastry."]]

''Portrayed by Mark Christopher Lawrence''

Manager of the Burbank Buy More and Morgan's stepfather, he rules his store with an iron fist...or pretends he does. There's a reason why it has amassed its particular collection of freaks. He enjoys fishing, and taking down thieves.
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Tropes associated with Big Mike:
* BadassNormal: He ''knocks the hell'' out of Leader when Casey was cornered. He later also takes down Hugo Panzer with a stun baton.
%%* BaldBlackLeaderGuy
%%* BenevolentBoss
* BerserkButton: You do NOT mess with this man's Buy More. See BadassNormal for the consequences.
%%* DaChief
* IBangedYourMom: When he first started dating Morgan's mom, Morgan was not thrilled. Now he and Morgan are quite close.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Big Mike is pretty much the only character to never find out about Chuck's spy life. Ironically, [[BadassBystander he's possibly kicked more bad guy ass than the other non in-the-loop characters combined.]]
* MrViceGuy: Is a pretty greedy businessman and somewhat lazy, but ultimately a good guy
* ParentalSubstitute: After he begins sleeping with Morgan's mother, he views Morgan as his surrogate son and takes him under his wing.

!!'''Harold Tiberius "Harry" Tang'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' Green Shirt / Assistant Manager\\
'''Affiliation''': Buy More]
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[[caption-width:177:"Chuck. Hiding from work ''again''?"]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/{{Dexter}} C.S. Lee]]''

A loud, short-tempered salesman at the Buy More during Season 1. He is Chuck's main rival for the position of assistant manager, which Chuck loses due to his duties as a spy. Harry and Chuck strongly dislike each other and when Harry becomes assistant manager, he does whatever he can to make Chuck's job harder. After he accidentally finds out that Chuck, Casey, and Sarah are spies, he and his wife are relocated to Oahu, Hawaii where he is made into the manager of a pineapple plant and appears to be quite happy. However, he believes that Casey has recruited him as a spy and that his new job is just a cover.

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'''Rank/Job:''' Manager / Assistant Manager / Green Shirt\\
Special Agent\\
'''Affiliation''': Buy More]
CIA]
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[[caption-width:177:"Mornings are for reflection and pastry.[[caption-width:177:"Hello, Chuck."]]

''Portrayed by Mark Christopher Lawrence''

Manager of the Burbank Buy More and Morgan's stepfather, he rules his store with an iron fist...or pretends he does. There's a reason why it has amassed its particular collection of freaks. He enjoys fishing, and taking down thieves.
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Tropes associated with Big Mike:
* BadassNormal: He ''knocks the hell'' out of Leader when Casey was cornered. He later also takes down Hugo Panzer with a stun baton.
%%* BaldBlackLeaderGuy
%%* BenevolentBoss
* BerserkButton: You do NOT mess with this man's Buy More. See BadassNormal for the consequences.
%%* DaChief
* IBangedYourMom: When he first started dating Morgan's mom, Morgan was not thrilled. Now he and Morgan are quite close.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Big Mike is pretty much the only character to never find out about
[[Series/WhiteCollar Matthew Bomer]]''

Chuck's spy life. Ironically, [[BadassBystander he's possibly old college buddy and roommate, Bryce is responsible for getting Chuck kicked more bad guy ass than the other non in-the-loop characters combined.]]
* MrViceGuy: Is a pretty greedy businessman and somewhat lazy, but ultimately a good guy
* ParentalSubstitute: After he begins sleeping with Morgan's mother, he views Morgan as his surrogate son and takes
out of college by framing him under his wing.

!!'''Harold Tiberius "Harry" Tang'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' Green Shirt / Assistant Manager\\
'''Affiliation''': Buy More]
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[[caption-width:177:"Chuck. Hiding from work ''again''?"]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/{{Dexter}} C.S. Lee]]''

A loud, short-tempered salesman at the Buy More during Season 1. He is Chuck's main rival
for the position of assistant manager, which cheating on a test - in truth, he was only saving Chuck loses due from the spy life since he was already being scouted by the CIA. In the end, however, Bryce ended up sending the Intersect to his duties as a spy. Harry and Chuck strongly dislike each other and when Harry becomes assistant manager, he does whatever he can to make Chuck's job harder. After he accidentally finds out that Chuck, Casey, and Sarah are spies, he and his wife are relocated to Oahu, Hawaii where he is made into starting the manager whole chain of a pineapple plant and appears to be quite happy. However, events as he believes that Casey has recruited him as a spy and that his new job is just a cover.only trusted Chuck with the Intersect.



Tropes associated with Harry Tang:
* MistakenForCheating: Harry gets a tape of his wife asking Morgan to help her pick out a gift for her husband and mistakenly believes that she is having an affair. He intends to catch them in the act, only to walk into a meeting between Team Chuck and General Beckman and Director Graham. [[spoiler:Funnily enough, his wife IS cheating on him, but with Big Mike.]]
* PutOnABus: Due to C.S. Lee's commitments with ''Dexter''.
%%* SitcomArchNemesis
* UnfortunateNames: Of the DoubleEntendre variety.

!!'''Lester Patel'''

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Tropes associated Associated with Harry Tang:
Bryce:
%%* TheAce
%%* BigDamnHeroes
* MistakenForCheating: Harry gets GuileHero: He plays Chuck like a tape of his wife asking Morgan to help her pick out harp.
* HollywoodNerd: He protected the Intersect images with
a gift password inspired by ''Zork'', and it's this shared passion for her husband and mistakenly believes geeky subjects that she helped him and Chuck bond at Stanford.
%%* KilledOffForReal
* MomentKiller: Bryce
is having an affair. a walking, talking cockblock.
%%* MrFanservice
* RomanticFalseLead:
He intends to catch them was Sarah's main love interest for the first two seasons, until he was [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal in the act, only to walk into a meeting between Team Chuck and General Beckman and Director Graham. [[spoiler:Funnily enough, his wife IS cheating on him, but with Big Mike.Season 2 finale.]]
* PutOnABus: Due to C.S. Lee's commitments VitriolicBestBuds: Sacrificed his friendship with ''Dexter''.
Chuck to give Chuck a chance at a normal life.
%%* SitcomArchNemesis
* UnfortunateNames: Of the DoubleEntendre variety.

!!'''Lester Patel'''
WellIntentionedExtremist

!!'''Stephen J. Bartowski / Orion'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Computer Technician / Assistant Manager / Musician\\
'''Affiliation''': Buy More / Jeffster!]
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[[caption-width:177:"Repulsion is our business..."]]

''Portrayed by Vik Sahay''

Fellow Nerd-Herder from the Buy More, Lester works under Chuck, and with his best friend Jeff. He is the lead-singer of their band, Jeffster!, is a specialist in Apple products, and is proud of his talent as a professional stalker.

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'''Rank/Job:''' Computer Technician / Assistant Manager / Musician\\
Engineer\\
'''Affiliation''': Buy More / Jeffster!]
CIA (formerly)]
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[[caption-width:177:"Repulsion is our business...[[caption-width:177:"Maybe we should...wait until dark, they're...they're tracking my every move. Rat bastards..."]]

''Portrayed by Vik Sahay''

Fellow Nerd-Herder
[[Series/QuantumLeap Scott Bakula]]''

Chuck and Ellie's estranged father, he is later revealed to have been a CIA spy, engineer, and creator of the Intersect - codenamed Orion. After discovering what the Intersect was truly capable of, he abandoned Chuck and Ellie to protect them
from the Buy More, Lester works under Chuck, Fulcrum and with his best friend Jeff. He is the lead-singer of their band, Jeffster!, is a specialist in Apple products, The Ring.

[[spoiler:He was later shot
and is proud of his talent as a professional stalker.killed by Daniel Shaw.]]



Tropes associated with Lester:
* AbhorrentAdmirer: A variation. While he's nowhere near that ugly, he's terrifyingly creepy towards all of his stalkees.
** Also, when Jeff is brought ''up'' to normal by Awesome, Lester tries to MurderTheHypotenuse of ''Jeff's brain!''.
* CasanovaWannabe: Although he's cute, his tactics for seducing women ensure that he couldn't get laid in a monkey whorehouse with a sack full of bananas.
* [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy Jealous Dude]]: He has serious co-dependency issues with Jeff. He even tries to [[OperationJealousy be best friends with Morgan to make him jealous]] in "Chuck vs. Tom Sawyer".
* HandsomeLech: Though not [[HollywoodHomely handsome in show]] he's a creepy, creepy guy.
* {{Jerkass}}: Treats Jeff like crap, and is overall just a toxic nuisance for the Buy More.
* MistakenForGay: Was mistaken for a gay ''[[DudeLooksLikeALady woman]]'' at one point, though he didn't hear it so we don't know what his reaction would have been.
* SmallNameBigEgo. Oh, ''dear GOD''.
--> '''Lester:''' The words "Hero", "Savior"... "''[[BlasphemousBoast God]]''" are thrown around. ''We '''deserve''' them''.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Jeff.
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Of the incredibly dickish variety. He's pretty much the "brains" behind all their pathetic schemes. He's also absurdly dependent on his one only friendship with Jeff, that he's willing to [[spoiler:''poison'' him (along with Big Mike) when Awesome fixes him up.]]
* TwoferTokenMinority: He's a Hinjew.
** CanadaEh: From ''Saskatchewan''. [[ActorSharedBackground Just like Vik Sahay. (Actually, Ontario, they're both Canadian, at least.)]]

!!'''Jeffrey Barnes'''

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Tropes associated with Lester:
Stephen:
* AbhorrentAdmirer: A variation. While he's nowhere near that ugly, he's terrifyingly creepy towards all of his stalkees.
ActorAllusion: Done twice in Stephen's first appearance.
** Also, when Jeff is brought ''up'' to normal by Awesome, Lester tries to MurderTheHypotenuse of ''Jeff's brain!''.
* CasanovaWannabe: Although he's cute, his tactics for seducing women ensure that he couldn't get laid
A very familiar CatchPhrase shows up quite early in a monkey whorehouse with a sack full of bananas.
* [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy Jealous Dude]]: He has serious co-dependency issues with Jeff. He even tries to [[OperationJealousy be best friends with Morgan to make him jealous]] in "Chuck vs. Tom Sawyer".
* HandsomeLech: Though not [[HollywoodHomely handsome in show]] he's a creepy, creepy guy.
* {{Jerkass}}: Treats Jeff like crap, and is overall just a toxic nuisance for
the Buy More.
* MistakenForGay: Was mistaken for a gay ''[[DudeLooksLikeALady woman]]''
episode.
---> '''Ellie''' (in shock
at one point, though he didn't hear it so we don't know what his reaction would have been.
* SmallNameBigEgo. Oh, ''dear GOD''.
--> '''Lester:''' The words "Hero", "Savior"... "''[[BlasphemousBoast God]]''" are thrown around. ''We '''deserve''' them''.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Jeff.
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Of the incredibly dickish variety. He's pretty much the "brains" behind all their pathetic schemes. He's also absurdly dependent on his one only friendship with Jeff, that he's willing to [[spoiler:''poison'' him (along with Big Mike) when Awesome fixes him up.
seeing her father): [[CallBack I want pancakes.]]
* TwoferTokenMinority: He's a Hinjew.
--->'''Stephen''' (equally shocked at her reaction): [[Series/QuantumLeap Oh boy!]]
** CanadaEh: From ''Saskatchewan''. [[ActorSharedBackground Just A meta example occurred in the network lead-in to the episode, done by Bakula in which he mentions feeling like Vik Sahay. (Actually, Ontario, they're both Canadian, he's "been here before." ''Series/QuantumLeap'' aired on NBC (though regrettably for the reference, never on the Mondays at least.)]]

!!'''Jeffrey Barnes'''
8pm Eastern Time slot Chuck occupied at the time).
* TheAtoner: He feels really bad about abandoning his kids.
** He also seems to have spent years trying to atone for [[spoiler:turning his best friend, Hartley Winterbottom into the ax crazy arms dealer Alexei Volkroff, and convincing his wife (a CIA agent) to go rogue to look after him.]]
* BadassBookworm: The man was on the run from the government and Fulcrum for ten years and regularly kicks the crap out of secret agents.
* CatchPhrase: "Aces, Charles".
%%* ChekhovMIA
%%* DisappearedDad
* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat: "This disk will self-destruct in 5 seconds".
* IronicNickname: Orion the Hunter yet he has spent most of his adult life being the hunted.
** Makes more sense with the backstory revealed in season four. [[spoiler:Seeing how he spent years keeping track of his best friend Hartley, (AKA Alexei Volkroff) who he accidentally turned into an ax crazy arms dealer, and his wife, who took it upon herself to look after Hartley.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Courtesy of Daniel Shaw.]]
* OmniscientDatabase: A beta version of the Intersect is in his head. When we see his flashes, the images move much more slowly than they do when Chuck flashes.
* ProperlyParanoid: He thinks that "the bastards are watching [his] every move". He says that in a room with [[TheMenInBlack Sarah]], and he's completely right.
** Of course he ''knew'' Sarah was CIA all along, and only allowed her to find him in the first place because he allowed her to.
%%* TechnoWizard

!!'''Langston Graham'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Computer Technician / Musician\\
'''Affiliation''': Buy More / Jeffster!]
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[[caption-width:177:"...And business is good."]]

''Portrayed by Scott Krinsky''

Fellow Nerd-Herder from the Buy More, Jeff works under Chuck, and with his best friend Lester. He plays the instruments and edits the videos for their band, Jeffster! He's also an Apple specialist, and quite possibly the creepiest guy in the world. [[spoiler:Turns out, he's actually a very intelligent, sensitive and sweet guy. His peculiar behavior was the result of constant carbon monoxide poisoning and Lester's toxic influence, who IS the creepiest guy in the world.]]

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'''Rank/Job:''' Computer Technician / Musician\\
Director\\
'''Affiliation''': Buy More / Jeffster!]
CIA]
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[[caption-width:177:"...And business is good.[[caption-width:177:"At least they ''(the intersect)'' weren't sent to his friend."]]

''Portrayed by Scott Krinsky''

Fellow Nerd-Herder from the Buy More, Jeff works under Chuck, and with his best friend Lester. He plays the instruments and edits the videos for their band, Jeffster! He's also an Apple specialist, and quite possibly the creepiest guy in the world. [[spoiler:Turns out, he's actually a very intelligent, sensitive and sweet guy. His peculiar behavior
Creator/TonyTodd''

Graham
was the result Director of constant carbon monoxide poisoning the CIA, and Lester's toxic influence, who IS the creepiest guy in direct supervisor of the world.]]Intersect Project, along with Sarah's superior. He recruited Sarah when she was in high school after he apprehended her father for conning a dangerous individual - claiming he [[WellIntentionedExtremist saved]] them both. It is assumed he is the only other person to have known Sarah's real full name.

He was killed at the beginning of Season 2 after the rebuilt Intersect was sabotaged by Fulcrum.



Tropes associated with Jeff:
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Admires and wants to stalk [[{{Squick}} Chuck]] of all people... All women, especially overweight housewives shopping for Beastmasters and pregnant women, should also beware...
* AbusiveParents
-->''"I like pineapples. My Dad used to throw them at me.''"
%%* TheAlcoholic: And how.
* CasanovaWannabe: He's Lester minus the cuteness, so needless to say his luck with the ladies is even worse.
** That being said, he still gets kissed by a woman (completely '''willingly''') before Lester. This woman? [[spoiler: ''ELLIE'']].
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: A very, very creepy variant.
** TheCuckooLanderWasRight: Whenever he puts forth some kind of idea or theory, it will get rejected despite him being 100% right. Example: [[spoiler:When told to write down who has Ellie's missing laptop purely from his memory banks, he writes down CIA. Despite the fact that the CIA HAS the laptop, Lester tosses it aside.]]
** After he's prescribed a good night sleep in season 5, he stops being this, and more of a normal person, much to Lester's shock. It's implied that his... eccentricity was caused by the fact that he didn't get any REM sleep, due to living in his van.
*** With it running while he slept, implying carbon monoxide poisoning
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Chuck vs. Tom Sawyer". Jeff is the only character not related to Chuck's spy work that got his own episode.
* HiddenDepths: ''Amazingly'' so. Jeff is one of the first characters to really remark on how Sarah is Chuck's true love when he's briefly dating Hannah, even though the rest of the cast thinks Chuck really "has it going." When Lester makes a total mess of [[spoiler: Chuck and Sarah's wedding video]] he not only fixes it, but produces an incredibly sweet and romantic tribute. [[spoiler: Ellie is so astonished that she even ''kisses him''.]] It's eventually revealed that much of Jeff's creepy behavior is the result of [[spoiler: probable Carbon Monoxide poisoning from sleeping in his van while it's running]], so it's implied that Jeff is actually a very intelligent and sensitive guy.
* IAmSpartacus: Literally says this after he chugs ''12 cans of beer.... at once!''
* OnlySaneMan: [[spoiler:Quickly assumes the role with practically ''any'' situation when Awesome figures out exactly what's wrong with him, and properly fixes him up.]]
* SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat: His past as a video game champion is very important in one episode. [[spoiler:Subverted when Chuck needs to take his place after he passes out from being too nervous.]]
%%* ThoseTwoGuys: With Lester

!!'''Anna Wu'''

to:

Tropes associated with Jeff:
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Admires and wants to stalk [[{{Squick}} Chuck]] of all people... All women, especially overweight housewives shopping for Beastmasters and pregnant women, should also beware...
* AbusiveParents
-->''"I like pineapples. My Dad used to throw them at me.''"
Graham:
%%* TheAlcoholic: And how.
BaldBlackLeaderGuy
%%* DaChief
* CasanovaWannabe: Jerkass: He's Lester minus essentially Beckman without any of the cuteness, so needless to say his luck with the ladies is even worse.
** That being said, he still gets kissed by a woman (completely '''willingly''') before Lester. This woman?
sympathetic qualities.
* KilledOffForReal:
[[spoiler: ''ELLIE'']].
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: A very, very creepy variant.
** TheCuckooLanderWasRight: Whenever he puts forth some kind of idea or theory, it will get rejected despite him being 100% right. Example: [[spoiler:When told to write down who has Ellie's missing laptop purely from his memory banks, he writes down CIA. Despite
Dies in an explosion in the fact that the CIA HAS the laptop, Lester tosses it aside.Season 2 premiere.]]
** After he's prescribed a good night sleep in season 5, he stops being this, and more of a normal person, much to Lester's shock. It's implied that his... eccentricity %%* MissionControl
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Graham
was caused by the fact that he didn't get any REM sleep, supposed to have survived longer than intended, but his death came about due to living in his van.
*** With it running while he slept, implying carbon monoxide poisoning
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Chuck vs. Tom Sawyer". Jeff is the only character not related to Chuck's spy work
Tony Todd appearing on ''Series/TwentyFour'' that got his own episode.
same year.
%%* TheStoic
* HiddenDepths: ''Amazingly'' so. Jeff is one of the first characters YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Seems to really remark on how Sarah is Chuck's true love when he's briefly dating Hannah, have this attitude even though the rest of the cast thinks Chuck really "has it going." When Lester makes a total mess of [[spoiler: Chuck and Sarah's wedding video]] he not only fixes it, but produces an incredibly sweet and romantic tribute. [[spoiler: Ellie is so astonished that she even ''kisses him''.]] It's eventually revealed that much of Jeff's creepy behavior is the result of [[spoiler: probable Carbon Monoxide poisoning from sleeping in his van while it's running]], so it's implied that Jeff is actually a very intelligent and sensitive guy.
* IAmSpartacus: Literally says this after he chugs ''12 cans of beer.... at once!''
* OnlySaneMan: [[spoiler:Quickly assumes the role with practically ''any'' situation when Awesome figures out exactly what's wrong with him, and properly fixes him up.]]
* SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat: His past as a video game champion is very important in one episode. [[spoiler:Subverted when Chuck needs to take his place after he passes out from being too nervous.]]
%%* ThoseTwoGuys: With Lester

!!'''Anna Wu'''
more than Beckman.

!!'''Cole Barker'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Computer Technician\\
'''Affiliation''': Buy More]
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[[caption-width:177:"Morgan's so awesome! He can eat anything..."]]

''Portrayed by Julia Ling''

Another Nerd-Herder from the Buy-More, Anna Wu is Morgan's ex-girlfriend. She gives off a very prostitute-y vibe, and has a rather colorful relationship history.

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Computer Technician\\
Special Agent\\
'''Affiliation''': Buy More]
FULCRUM (cover) / MI6]
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[[caption-width:177:"Morgan's so awesome! He can eat anything...[[caption-width:177:"Well, who'd have thought it. Cole Barker loses the girl to Chuck Bartowski."]]

''Portrayed by Julia Ling''

Another Nerd-Herder from
Jonathan Cake''

Barker is a MI6 agent who infiltrated
the Buy-More, Anna Wu is Morgan's ex-girlfriend. She gives off ranks of Fulcrum as one of their top operatives - only to have his cover blown by Chuck & crew after a very prostitute-y vibe, case of mistaken identity. Throughout his stay in Castle, some static was caused between him and has Chuck, with Barker shamelessly hitting on Sarah at every chance he got. Regardless, he proved he was ultimately a rather colorful relationship history.good guy, and a dependable agent.



Tropes associated with Anna:
* ActionGirl: She got her own spot in the limelight when she kicked Mitt's ass with a pair of camera tripods. Casey even recommended her for field duty.
%%* BadassNormal
%%* BiTheWay
%%* ButNotTooBi
* ClingyJealousGirl: She was very insecure of Morgan's attraction to Ellie.
%%* GiveGeeksAChance: Morgan
%%* PerkyGoth Girl
* PutOnABus: For season 3, due to budget cuts.
** TheBusCameBack: For "Chuck Versus the Tooth."
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She was the only female working in the Nerd Herd.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Asian and female.
%%* WaifFu

!!'''Emmett Milbarge'''

to:

Tropes associated with Anna:
Barker:
%%* TheAce
%%* BigDamnHeroes
* ActionGirl: She got her own spot in ColdBloodedTorture: Was on the limelight when she kicked Mitt's ass receiving end of so many of these, he's developed a case of TooKinkyToTorture.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
%%* MI6
* OddFriendship: After a bit of initial static
with a pair Chuck regarding Sarah, the two have surprisingly learned to get along and work together rather well. Cole himself seems particularly fond of camera tripods. Casey Chuck; both times he got shot he was more worried about Chuck's well being, even recommended her for field duty.
%%* BadassNormal
%%* BiTheWay
%%* ButNotTooBi
though Chuck's current injuries weren't ''nearly'' as serious.
* ClingyJealousGirl: She was very insecure of Morgan's attraction to Ellie.
%%* GiveGeeksAChance: Morgan
%%* PerkyGoth Girl
* PutOnABus: For season 3, due to budget cuts.
** TheBusCameBack: For "Chuck Versus the Tooth."
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She was the only female working in the Nerd Herd.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Asian and female.
%%* WaifFu

!!'''Emmett Milbarge'''
QuintessentialBritishGentleman: A lecherous, suave AntiHero variation.

!!'''Mary Elizabeth Bartowski / Frost'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Efficiency Expert / Assistant Manager / Manager\\
'''Affiliation''': Buy More]
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[[caption-width:177:"Do all your friends give your mother urinary tract infections?"]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Tony Hale]]''

An efficiency expert sent from Buy More corporate, Emmett was quickly promoted to Big Mike's assistant manager. His massive douchebaggery shined through as he used Morgan to get Big Mike demoted to a simple green-shirt.

[[spoiler:Soon after his promotion, he was shot and killed by Javier Cruz.]]

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Efficiency Expert / Assistant Manager / Manager\\
???\\
'''Affiliation''': Buy More]
Volkoff Industries/[[spoiler: CIA]]]
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[[caption-width:177:"Do all your friends give your mother urinary tract infections?"]]

[[caption-width:177:[[ActorAllusion "Come with me if you want to live."]]]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Tony Hale]]''

An efficiency expert sent from Buy More corporate, Emmett was quickly promoted
Creator/LindaHamilton''

Mary is Chuck and Ellie's mother. She disappeared when they were children, leaving Ellie
to Big Mike's assistant manager. His massive douchebaggery shined through as he used Morgan to get Big Mike demoted to a simple green-shirt.

[[spoiler:Soon
raise Chuck after his promotion, he was shot Stephen left as well. She first appears in [[spoiler: "Chuck Versus the Anniversary" where she is a prisoner of Marco, an agent of Volkoff. She escapes, effortlessly killing her captors.]] Though at first its a mystery as to who she's working for and killed who she's loyal to, the one thing that's clear is that she doesnot want to hurt [[MoralityPet her family]].

[[spoiler: Eventually its revealed that her original mission of infiltrating Volkoff Industries is still her primary goal, due to her husband's Intersect project being responsible for turning the previously harmless Hartley Winterbottom into the AxeCrazy Alexei Volkoff.]]

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Tropes associated with Mary:
%%* ActionMom:
%%* BackForTheFinale
%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
%%* MamaBear
%%* ParentalAbandonment
* [[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou Mommy Had A Good Reason For Abandoning You]]

!!'''Carina Miller'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent
'''Affiliation''': DEA]
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[[caption-width:177:"You idiot. The reason Sarah is being so cold is because she loves you. Now get your head out of your ass and be a spy."]]

''Portrayed
by Javier Cruz.]]Mini Anden''

One of Sarah's old spy buddies (they were part of a four-woman team called the CAT Squad), Carina is a spy who is equally comfortable with either kicking ass or seducing unwitting marks.



Tropes associated with Emmett:
* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: For pretty much everyone else.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: [[spoiler:Threatening one of the most dangerous, pissed-off assassins in the world with mace and calling him a pussy usually doesn't end well...]]
** Before that, he harassed a depressed Chuck to the point Chuck had a 2.0 flash (which generally happen when Chuck is in danger), then taunt and threaten him after Chuck has what looks like a panic attack as he tries to suppress the urge to kick his ass. [[spoiler: He's lucky that it was the armed assassin who snapped and not Chuck, [[CurbStompBattle given what Chuck could have done to him]].]]
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:Not a lot of screaming, but definitely got shot in the eye.]]
* FatalFlaw: [[spoiler:His delusions of authority]].
* Jerkass: By far one of the most unpleasant characters of the series.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:He's killed by an assassin after he calls him a pussy.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: Poor Morgan... Poor, ''poor'' Big Mike...
%%* TheNeidermeyer
* ShooOutTheClowns: [[spoiler:More accurately, Shoot The Clowns Dead]]
%%* SitcomArchNemesis
* SoundtrackDissonance: [[spoiler:Shot while "Hold On" by Wilson Phillips plays in the background.]]
* TheSociopath: His egotistical demeanour, enjoyment of making people feel as horrible and humiliated as he can make them ([[KickTheDog especially his treatment of Big Mike]], even though Mike actually ''liked'' him), willingness to emotionally manipulate people who trust him, general disregard for other human beings, and his lack of care for the safety of the people in the Buy More during a hostage situation, all point to him having some serious Sociopathic leanings. Had a more serious villain demonstrated any of the same traits, he'd be
%%* TheStarscream
%%* TyrantTakesTheHelm story arc.
%%* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For Harry Tang.
* TragicMistake: [[spoiler:Don't pick fights with shady looking guys behind the Buy More]]!

!!'''Hannah'''

to:

Tropes associated Associated with Emmett:
Carina:
* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: For pretty much everyone else.
ActionGirl: Carina is able to hold her own in a fight against Sarah.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: [[spoiler:Threatening BigDamnHeroes: Pulls one of the most dangerous, pissed-off assassins in the world with mace Season 4 finale.
%%* ClassyCatBurglar
* DefrostingIceQueen: Towards Morgan. Originally she couldn't even remember his name,
and calling shows very little respect for him. She warms up to him a pussy usually doesn't end well...]]
** Before that, he harassed a depressed Chuck to the point Chuck had a 2.0 flash (which generally happen when Chuck is in danger), then taunt and threaten him
significantly after Chuck has what looks like a panic attack as he tries stands up to suppress the urge to kick his ass. her, [[spoiler: He's lucky and even sleeps with him]].
* FemmeFatale: Her main modus operandi is seduction. She's so good at it
that it was the armed assassin who snapped she's even able to get ''Casey'' to drop his guard, even when he's ''completely aware of her intentions''.
* MsFanservice: She spends a ''lot'' of her appearances in her underwear, swimsuits,
and not Chuck, [[CurbStompBattle given what Chuck could have done to him]].]]
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:Not a lot of screaming, but definitely got shot in the eye.]]
* FatalFlaw: [[spoiler:His delusions of authority]].
* Jerkass: By far one of the most unpleasant characters of the series.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:He's killed by an assassin after he calls him a pussy.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: Poor Morgan... Poor, ''poor'' Big Mike...
%%* TheNeidermeyer
* ShooOutTheClowns: [[spoiler:More accurately, Shoot The Clowns Dead]]
%%* SitcomArchNemesis
* SoundtrackDissonance: [[spoiler:Shot while "Hold On" by Wilson Phillips plays in the background.]]
* TheSociopath: His egotistical demeanour, enjoyment of making people feel as horrible
sexy cocktail dresses, and humiliated as he can very much uses her appearance to advantage.
* VitriolicBestBuds: She had no qualms double-crossing Sarah to
make them ([[KickTheDog especially his treatment of Big Mike]], even though Mike actually ''liked'' him), willingness herself look better to emotionally manipulate people who trust him, general disregard for other human beings, and his lack of care for the safety of the people in the Buy More during a hostage situation, all point to him having some serious Sociopathic leanings. Had a more serious villain demonstrated any of the same traits, he'd be
%%* TheStarscream
%%* TyrantTakesTheHelm story arc.
%%* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For Harry Tang.
* TragicMistake: [[spoiler:Don't pick fights with shady looking guys behind the Buy More]]!

!!'''Hannah'''
CIA brass.

!!'''Greta'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Computer Technician\\
'''Affiliation''': Buy More]
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[[caption-width:177:"Any idea what she's doing here, other than trying to make you jealous with that ridiculously good looking date of hers?"]]

''Portrayed by Kristin Kreuk''

A cute, spunky computer-expect whom Chuck met on a plane to Paris. Being fired from her job, Chuck offered her to work with him at the Nerd Herd - an offer she accepted. But, with Chuck being a super-spy who has to lie about every little thing to her, their building romantic relationship was very short lived.
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Troped associated with Hannah:
* NoNameGiven: We really only learn her first name.
%%* PutOnABus
* RomanticFalseLead: Sure, she's hot, but did you really expect her to get in the way of Chuck and Sarah permanently?
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: After Anna Wu was PutOnABus for budget reasons, Hannah becomes the token female Nerd Herder.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:CIA and other spies]]
!!'''Bryce Larkin'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA]
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[[caption-width:177:"Hello, Chuck."]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/WhiteCollar Matthew Bomer]]''

Chuck's old college buddy and roommate, Bryce is responsible for getting Chuck kicked out of college by framing him for cheating on a test - in truth, he was only saving Chuck from the spy life since he was already being scouted by the CIA. In the end, however, Bryce ended up sending the Intersect to Chuck and starting the whole chain of events as he only trusted Chuck with the Intersect.

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent / Computer Technician\\
Technician / Green Shirt\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA / Buy More]
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[[caption-width:177:"Any idea what she's doing here, other than trying to make you jealous [[caption-width:177:"I have a way with that ridiculously good looking date of hers?"]]

''Portrayed by Kristin Kreuk''

A cute, spunky computer-expect whom Chuck met on a plane to Paris. Being fired from her job, Chuck offered her to work
dealing with him at the Nerd Herd - an offer she accepted. But, with Chuck being a super-spy who has to lie about every little thing to her, their building romantic relationship was annoyances. It's very short lived.
-----
Troped associated with Hannah:
* NoNameGiven: We really
pleasant. But only learn her first name.
%%* PutOnABus
* RomanticFalseLead: Sure, she's hot, but did you really expect her
to get in the way of Chuck and Sarah permanently?
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: After Anna Wu was PutOnABus for budget reasons, Hannah becomes the token female Nerd Herder.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:CIA and other spies]]
!!'''Bryce Larkin'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA]
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[[caption-width:177:"Hello, Chuck.
me."]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/WhiteCollar Matthew Bomer]]''

[[Series/AttackOfTheShow Olivia Munn]], [[Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike Isaiah Mustafa]], Wrestling/StacyKeibler, Creator/SummerGlau (pictured left)''

An agent(s) under Beckman's direct orders who is stationed at the rebuilt, CIA-run Buy More. Many different individuals assume the identity of Greta, for mission ambiguity and other...unclear purposes.

[[spoiler:Eventually, it is revealed that the Gretas were candidates for a new NCS project in which they were candidates vying to be new Intersect Agents. Greta-2 and Greta-3 and became the first members of this program, before a nearly catastrophic disaster resulted in the program being taken under
Chuck's old college buddy lead, and roommate, Bryce is responsible for getting Chuck kicked out of college by framing him for cheating on a test - in truth, he was only saving Chuck from the spy life since he was already being scouted by the CIA. In the end, however, Bryce ended up sending the Intersect to Chuck and starting the whole chain of events as he only trusted Chuck with the Intersect.
two Gretas are subsequently de-Intersected.]]



Tropes Associated with Bryce:

to:

Tropes Associated with Bryce:the Gretas:



%%* BigDamnHeroes
* GuileHero: He plays Chuck like a harp.
* HollywoodNerd: He protected the Intersect images with a password inspired by ''Zork'', and it's this shared passion for geeky subjects that helped him and Chuck bond at Stanford.
%%* KilledOffForReal
* MomentKiller: Bryce is a walking, talking cockblock.
%%* MrFanservice
* RomanticFalseLead: He was Sarah's main love interest for the first two seasons, until he was [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal in the Season 2 finale.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: Sacrificed his friendship with Chuck to give Chuck a chance at a normal life.
%%* WellIntentionedExtremist

!!'''Stephen J. Bartowski / Orion'''

to:

%%* BigDamnHeroes
* GuileHero: He ActorAllusion: [[{{Series/Firefly}} A subtle one]] with Summer Glau's incarnation when Casey stands up for his operation after Greta criticizes it. Isaiah Mustafa also plays Chuck like his version of Greta as very similar to Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike. Stacy Kiebler has a harp.
brief rematch with Stone Cold Steve Austin.
* HollywoodNerd: He protected EmotionlessGirl: Munn's portrayal of Greta.
* KnifeNut: Summer's Portrayal of Greta ''really'' likes her knife.
* LegacyCharacter: There are four of them.
%%* MissionControl
* MrFanservice: Mustafa's portrayal.
* MsFanservice: The ''other'' Gretas. Olivia Munn's Greta is even introduced with a [[MaleGaze slow pan]] up her [[ShesGotLegs rather nice stems]].
* NoNameGiven: Of the four Gretas, two are eventually named: [[spoiler:Isaiah Mustafa's Greta-2 (Richard Noble) and Stacey Keibler's Greta-3 (Victoria Dunwoody)]].
* NotSoStoic: The Creator/SummerGlau Greta is the only Greta that ever breaks the façade in the Buy More. It seems not even a spy trained to control their emotions can deal with the annoyance that is Jeff and Lester.
* OmniscientDatabase: [[spoiler:Agents Noble and Dunwoody had access to
the Intersect images with a password inspired by ''Zork'', and it's this shared passion for geeky subjects that helped him and Chuck bond at Stanford.
%%* KilledOffForReal
2.0]].
* MomentKiller: Bryce StealthHiBye: The Creator/SummerGlau Greta is a walking, talking cockblock.
%%* MrFanservice
master.
* RomanticFalseLead: He WhatCouldHaveBeen: Olivia Munn's incarnation of Greta was Sarah's main love interest for the intended to have been a recurring role, however other commitments forced her to reluctantly drop out after her first two seasons, until he appearance. It was [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal in then decided to rotate different actors into the Season 2 finale.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: Sacrificed his friendship with Chuck to give Chuck a chance at a normal life.
%%* WellIntentionedExtremist

!!'''Stephen J. Bartowski / Orion'''
role each appearance rather than drop the character.

!!'''Roan Montgomery'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Engineer\\

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Engineer\\Special Agent\\



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[[caption-width:177:"Maybe we should...wait until dark, they're...they're tracking my every move. Rat bastards..."]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/QuantumLeap Scott Bakula]]''

Chuck and Ellie's estranged father, he is later revealed to have been a CIA spy, engineer, and creator of the Intersect - codenamed Orion. After discovering what the Intersect was truly capable of, he abandoned Chuck and Ellie to protect them from Fulcrum and The Ring.

[[spoiler:He was later shot and killed by Daniel Shaw.]]

to:

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[[caption-width:177:"Maybe we should...wait until dark, they're...they're tracking my every move. Rat bastards...[[caption-width:177:"The first rule of being a spy: never fall in love."]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/QuantumLeap Scott Bakula]]''

Chuck and Ellie's estranged father, he is later revealed to have been a CIA spy, engineer, and creator
John Laroquette''

Was one
of the Intersect - codenamed Orion. After discovering what best spies in the Intersect was truly capable of, he abandoned Chuck US government and Ellie to protect them from Fulcrum and The Ring.

[[spoiler:He was later shot and killed by Daniel Shaw.]]
known for his legendary exploits with the ladies, but is now....past his expiration date. Has a historical relationship with Gen. Beckman.



Tropes associated with Stephen:
* ActorAllusion: Done twice in Stephen's first appearance.
** A very familiar CatchPhrase shows up quite early in the episode.
---> '''Ellie''' (in shock at seeing her father): [[CallBack I want pancakes.]]
--->'''Stephen''' (equally shocked at her reaction): [[Series/QuantumLeap Oh boy!]]
** A meta example occurred in the network lead-in to the episode, done by Bakula in which he mentions feeling like he's "been here before." ''Series/QuantumLeap'' aired on NBC (though regrettably for the reference, never on the Mondays at 8pm Eastern Time slot Chuck occupied at the time).
* TheAtoner: He feels really bad about abandoning his kids.
** He also seems to have spent years trying to atone for [[spoiler:turning his best friend, Hartley Winterbottom into the ax crazy arms dealer Alexei Volkroff, and convincing his wife (a CIA agent) to go rogue to look after him.]]
* BadassBookworm: The man was on the run from the government and Fulcrum for ten years and regularly kicks the crap out of secret agents.
* CatchPhrase: "Aces, Charles".
%%* ChekhovMIA
%%* DisappearedDad
* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat: "This disk will self-destruct in 5 seconds".
* IronicNickname: Orion the Hunter yet he has spent most of his adult life being the hunted.
** Makes more sense with the backstory revealed in season four. [[spoiler:Seeing how he spent years keeping track of his best friend Hartley, (AKA Alexei Volkroff) who he accidentally turned into an ax crazy arms dealer, and his wife, who took it upon herself to look after Hartley.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Courtesy of Daniel Shaw.]]
* OmniscientDatabase: A beta version of the Intersect is in his head. When we see his flashes, the images move much more slowly than they do when Chuck flashes.
* ProperlyParanoid: He thinks that "the bastards are watching [his] every move". He says that in a room with [[TheMenInBlack Sarah]], and he's completely right.
** Of course he ''knew'' Sarah was CIA all along, and only allowed her to find him in the first place because he allowed her to.
%%* TechnoWizard

!!'''Langston Graham'''

to:

Tropes associated Associated with Stephen:
Roan:
* ActorAllusion: Done twice in Stephen's first appearance.
** A very familiar CatchPhrase shows up quite early in the episode.
---> '''Ellie''' (in shock at seeing her father): [[CallBack I want pancakes.]]
--->'''Stephen''' (equally shocked at her reaction): [[Series/QuantumLeap Oh boy!]]
** A meta example occurred in the network lead-in to the episode, done by Bakula in which he mentions feeling like
TheAlcoholic: Loves his martinis
* BrokenAce: Despite his reputation and abilities
he's "been here before." ''Series/QuantumLeap'' aired on NBC (though regrettably for a JadedWashout.
%%* TheCasanova: For God and Country.
%%* CoolOldGuy
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSestZIAdZw "65 Bars And A Taste Of Soul" by Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band]].
** The theme ''perfectly'' fits him, AND
the reference, never on the Mondays at 8pm Eastern Time slot Chuck occupied at the time).
* TheAtoner: He feels really bad about abandoning his kids.
** He also seems to have spent years trying to atone for [[spoiler:turning his best friend, Hartley Winterbottom into the ax crazy arms dealer Alexei Volkroff, and convincing his wife (a CIA agent) to go rogue to look after him.]]
* BadassBookworm: The man was on the run from the government and Fulcrum for ten years and regularly kicks the crap out
song ''actually accompanies Chuck's intersect flash of secret agents.
* CatchPhrase: "Aces, Charles".
%%* ChekhovMIA
%%* DisappearedDad
* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat: "This disk will self-destruct in 5 seconds".
* IronicNickname: Orion the Hunter yet he has spent most of his adult life being the hunted.
** Makes more sense with the backstory revealed in season four. [[spoiler:Seeing how he spent years keeping track of his best friend Hartley, (AKA Alexei Volkroff) who he accidentally turned into an ax crazy arms dealer, and his wife, who took it upon herself to look after Hartley.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Courtesy of Daniel Shaw.]]
* OmniscientDatabase: A beta version of
him''. Yes. His own personal theme song is ''inside the Intersect is in database''.
* TheMentor: Roan taught
his head. When we see his flashes, the images move much more slowly than they do own class in seduction when Chuck flashes.
* ProperlyParanoid: He thinks that "the bastards are watching [his] every move". He says that in a room with [[TheMenInBlack Sarah]], and he's completely right.
** Of course
he ''knew'' Sarah was CIA all along, and only allowed her to find him in the first place because he allowed her to.
CIA.
* NonActionGuy: He has yet to display his spy skills aside from pointing his gun.
%%* TechnoWizard

!!'''Langston Graham'''
SharpDressedMan

!!'''Jane Bentley'''



'''Affiliation''': NCS]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bentley001_6415.png
[[caption-width:177:"You know what your problem is? You want people to like you too much. A true leader shouldn't care about that."]]

''Portrayed by Robin Givens''

NCS Director in charge of the GRETA project to find field agents to imprint with the Intersect. After the project was scrapped, she was demoted to work directly under Chuck himself, much, ''much'' to her displeasure.
----
Tropes associated with Bentley:
* DefrostingIceQueen: By the end.
* HeroicSacrifice: Subverted in that Chuck saves her when she was prepared to die.
* JerkAss: Casey calls her "...our Beckman but without the sparkling personality".
* SmugSnake: Is she ever. Or was anyway.

!!'''Clyde Decker'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent\\



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[[caption-width:177:"At least they ''(the intersect)'' weren't sent to his friend."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/TonyTodd''

Graham was the Director of the CIA, and the direct supervisor of the Intersect Project, along with Sarah's superior. He recruited Sarah when she was in high school after he apprehended her father for conning a dangerous individual - claiming he [[WellIntentionedExtremist saved]] them both. It is assumed he is the only other person to have known Sarah's real full name.

He was killed at the beginning of Season 2 after the rebuilt Intersect was sabotaged by Fulcrum.

to:

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[[caption-width:177:"At least they ''(the intersect)'' weren't sent [[caption-width:177:"I'm not afraid to his friend.be the bad guy."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/TonyTodd''

Graham
Richard Burgi''

Described as the CIA's toughest and most ruthless agent, Decker
was hell-bent on getting rid of Volkoff and foiling Chuck. In the Director of the CIA, and the direct supervisor of the Intersect Project, final season, along with Sarah's superior. He recruited Sarah when she a team of corrupt CIA agents, he was in high school after he apprehended her father once more determined to destroy Carmichael Industries and eliminate Chuck, for conning a dangerous individual - claiming he [[WellIntentionedExtremist saved]] them both. It is assumed he is the only other person rather mysterious reasons. [[spoiler:Those reasons were blackmail: Daniel Shaw discovered traces of his corruption, and used it to have known Sarah's real full name.

blackmail him into acting as his lackey. He was killed at the beginning of Season 2 after the rebuilt Intersect was sabotaged by Fulcrum.Verbanski]].



Tropes associated with Graham:
%%* BaldBlackLeaderGuy
%%* DaChief
* Jerkass: He's essentially Beckman without any of the sympathetic qualities.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Dies in an explosion in the Season 2 premiere.]]
%%* MissionControl
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Graham was supposed to have survived longer than intended, but his death came about due to Tony Todd appearing on ''Series/TwentyFour'' that same year.
%%* TheStoic
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Seems to have this attitude even more than Beckman.

!!'''Cole Barker'''

to:

Tropes associated Associated with Graham:
%%* BaldBlackLeaderGuy
%%* DaChief
Decker:
* Jerkass: He's essentially Beckman without any BigBad: Of the first half of the sympathetic qualities.
* KilledOffForReal:
final season. [[spoiler: Dies in an explosion in the Season 2 premiere.Subverted. He's TheDragon to Shaw.]]
%%* MissionControl
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Graham was supposed to have survived longer than intended, but his death came about due to Tony Todd appearing on ''Series/TwentyFour'' that same year.
TheDragon: To [[spoiler:Shaw]].
%%* TheStoic
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Seems to have this attitude even more than Beckman.

!!'''Cole Barker'''
JerkAss
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* SmugSnake
[[/folder]]

[[folder:FULCRUM]]
!!'''Theodore "Ted" Roark'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM (cover) / MI6]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/barker01_3672.png
[[caption-width:177:"Well, who'd have thought it. Cole Barker loses the girl to Chuck Bartowski."]]

''Portrayed by Jonathan Cake''

Barker is a MI6 agent who infiltrated the ranks of Fulcrum as one of their top operatives - only to have his cover blown by Chuck & crew after a case of mistaken identity. Throughout his stay in Castle, some static was caused between him and Chuck, with Barker shamelessly hitting on Sarah at every chance he got. Regardless, he proved he was ultimately a good guy, and a dependable agent.

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent\\
CEO / Engineer / Director\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM (cover) / MI6]
Roark Instruments]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/barker01_3672.org/pmwiki/pub/images/roark01_9465.png
[[caption-width:177:"Well, who'd have thought it. Cole Barker loses the girl to Chuck Bartowski.[[caption-width:177:"I'm not a monster. ...[[CardCarryingVillain Maybe a little bit of a monster]]."]]

''Portrayed by Jonathan Cake''

Barker
Creator/ChevyChase''

The CEO and founder of Roark Instruments, Ted Roark
is a MI6 agent who infiltrated secretly the ranks head of Fulcrum as one of their top operatives - only to have his cover blown by Chuck & crew after a case of mistaken identity. Throughout his stay in Castle, some static was caused between him FULCRUM and Chuck, is in charge of developing FULCRUM's own intersect. He also has quite a bit of history with Barker shamelessly hitting on Sarah at every chance he got. Regardless, he proved Stephen Bartowski: The two were former college buddies, and supposedly, Ted stole all of his best ideas.

At the end of Season 2,
he was ultimately a good guy, apprehended and a dependable agent.killed by Miles, after he had [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived his usefulness]] to The Ring.



Tropes associated with Barker:
%%* TheAce
%%* BigDamnHeroes
* ColdBloodedTorture: Was on the receiving end of so many of these, he's developed a case of TooKinkyToTorture.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
%%* MI6
* OddFriendship: After a bit of initial static with Chuck regarding Sarah, the two have surprisingly learned to get along and work together rather well. Cole himself seems particularly fond of Chuck; both times he got shot he was more worried about Chuck's well being, even though Chuck's current injuries weren't ''nearly'' as serious.
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: A lecherous, suave AntiHero variation.

!!'''Mary Elizabeth Bartowski / Frost'''

to:

Tropes associated Associated with Barker:
%%* TheAce
%%* BigDamnHeroes
Ted:
* ColdBloodedTorture: Was on AffablyEvil & FauxAffablyEvil: The reigning champion of these tropes within the receiving end show.
* BigBad: Of Season 2, as the head
of so many of these, FULCRUM.
* CardCarryingVillain: More or less admits to the fact that
he's developed an unrepentant monster.
* DeadpanSnarker: Yet another trope he's
a case of TooKinkyToTorture.
king of.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
GoOutWithASmile
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
ManipulativeBastard
%%* MI6
NoCelebritiesWereHarmed
* OddFriendship: After a bit of initial static RivalTurnedEvil: It started as friendly rivalry with Chuck regarding Sarah, Stephen Bartowski. Now it's FULCRUM versus CIA.
* ShoutOut: He's
the two have surprisingly learned Creator/SteveJobs to get along and work together rather well. Cole himself seems particularly fond of Chuck; both times he got shot he was more worried about Chuck's well being, even though Chuck's current injuries weren't ''nearly'' as serious.
Stephen's Steve Wozniak.
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: A lecherous, suave AntiHero variation.

!!'''Mary Elizabeth Bartowski / Frost'''
YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The Ring assassinates him after he's captured.

!!'''Vincent Smith'''



'''Rank/Job:''' ???\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries/[[spoiler: CIA]]]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mary01_2615.png
[[caption-width:177:[[ActorAllusion "Come with me if you want to live."]]]]

''Portrayed by Creator/LindaHamilton''

Mary is Chuck and Ellie's mother. She disappeared when they were children, leaving Ellie to raise Chuck after Stephen left as well. She first appears in [[spoiler: "Chuck Versus the Anniversary" where she is a prisoner of Marco, an agent of Volkoff. She escapes, effortlessly killing her captors.]] Though at first its a mystery as to who she's working for and who she's loyal to, the one thing that's clear is that she doesnot want to hurt [[MoralityPet her family]].

[[spoiler: Eventually its revealed that her original mission of infiltrating Volkoff Industries is still her primary goal, due to her husband's Intersect project being responsible for turning the previously harmless Hartley Winterbottom into the AxeCrazy Alexei Volkoff.]]

----
Tropes associated with Mary:
%%* ActionMom:
%%* BackForTheFinale
%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
%%* MamaBear
%%* ParentalAbandonment
* [[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou Mommy Had A Good Reason For Abandoning You]]

!!'''Carina Miller'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent
'''Affiliation''': DEA]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/carina01_8723.png
[[caption-width:177:"You idiot. The reason Sarah is being so cold is because she loves you. Now get your head out of your ass and be a spy."]]

''Portrayed by Mini Anden''

One of Sarah's old spy buddies (they were part of a four-woman team called the CAT Squad), Carina is a spy who is equally comfortable with either kicking ass or seducing unwitting marks.

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' ???\\
Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries/[[spoiler: CIA]]]
FULCRUM / The Ring]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mary01_2615.org/pmwiki/pub/images/vincent01_6992.png
[[caption-width:177:[[ActorAllusion "Come with me if [[caption-width:177:"I wish I could give you want a proper reward. But, fortunately I have to live."]]]]

''Portrayed by Creator/LindaHamilton''

Mary is Chuck and Ellie's mother. She disappeared when they were children, leaving Ellie to raise Chuck after Stephen left as well. She first appears in [[spoiler: "Chuck Versus the Anniversary" where she is a prisoner of Marco, an agent of Volkoff. She escapes, effortlessly killing her captors.]] Though at first its a mystery as to who she's working for and who she's loyal to, the one thing that's clear is that she doesnot want to hurt [[MoralityPet her family]].

[[spoiler: Eventually its revealed that her original mission of infiltrating Volkoff Industries is still her primary goal, due to her husband's Intersect project being responsible for turning the previously harmless Hartley Winterbottom into the AxeCrazy Alexei Volkoff.]]

----
Tropes associated with Mary:
%%* ActionMom:
%%* BackForTheFinale
%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
%%* MamaBear
%%* ParentalAbandonment
* [[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou Mommy Had A Good Reason For Abandoning You]]

!!'''Carina Miller'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent
'''Affiliation''': DEA]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/carina01_8723.png
[[caption-width:177:"You idiot. The reason Sarah is being so cold is because she loves you. Now get your head out of your ass and be a spy.
shoot you."]]

''Portrayed by Mini Anden''

One of Sarah's old spy buddies (they were part of a four-woman team called
Creator/ArnoldVosloo''

Vincent heads FULCRUM's search for Orion, and is under direct command by
the CAT Squad), Carina Ring Elders as well as Ted Roark. For three years, he's been looking for him to no avail - that is a spy who is equally comfortable until Chuck finally made contact with either kicking ass or seducing unwitting marks.him.

He was killed by an air strike in "Chuck Versus the Colonel".[[note]]Not that it's stopped fans believing he ''still' managed to survive.[[/note]]



Tropes Associated with Carina:
* ActionGirl: Carina is able to hold her own in a fight against Sarah.
* BigDamnHeroes: Pulls one in the Season 4 finale.
%%* ClassyCatBurglar
* DefrostingIceQueen: Towards Morgan. Originally she couldn't even remember his name, and shows very little respect for him. She warms up to him significantly after he stands up to her, [[spoiler: and even sleeps with him]].
* FemmeFatale: Her main modus operandi is seduction. She's so good at it that she's even able to get ''Casey'' to drop his guard, even when he's ''completely aware of her intentions''.
* MsFanservice: She spends a ''lot'' of her appearances in her underwear, swimsuits, and sexy cocktail dresses, and very much uses her appearance to advantage.
* VitriolicBestBuds: She had no qualms double-crossing Sarah to make herself look better to the CIA brass.

!!'''Greta'''

to:

Tropes Associated with Carina:
Vincent:
%%* BadassInANiceSuit
* ActionGirl: Carina BlessedWithSuck: With his track record of getting hurt, ''no one'' wants to be in Vincent's shoes.
* BookEnds: He gets caught in an air strike in his first and last appearances.
* ButtMonkey: Should be the poster-boy for this trope. Vincent was, in direct order: Blown up, shot, poisoned, shot again, beaten up by Stephen, run over by Chuck, bludgeoned with a radiator by Casey, knocked out by Sarah, then finally blown up by Beckman's air strike. He
is able to hold her own by no means incompetent, just extremely unlucky.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon: To both Ted Roark, and the Ring Elders.
%%* EnigmaticMinion
* FauxAffablyEvil: Vincent prides himself
in a fight against Sarah.
sense of professionalism.
%%* MIB
%%* RasputinianDeath
%%* SharpDressedMan
* BigDamnHeroes: Pulls one in TheyKilledKenny: To the Season 4 finale.
%%* ClassyCatBurglar
point where some people are still debating whether he was truly killed during Beckman's air-strike...
* DefrostingIceQueen: Towards Morgan. Originally she couldn't even remember his name, TrainingFromHell: Implied to have gone through one.
-->'''Vincent''': It's called Tetradotoxin. FULCRUM agents are trained to withstand it's death-like state.
-->'''Chuck''': Sounds like a fun class.
-->'''Vincent''': Not really.
* TheWorfEffect: He's undeniably a top-class operative, who regularly gets beaten
and shows very little respect for him. She warms up to him significantly after he stands up to her, [[spoiler: and even sleeps with him]].
* FemmeFatale: Her main modus operandi is seduction. She's so good at it that she's even able to get ''Casey'' to drop his guard, even when he's ''completely aware of her intentions''.
* MsFanservice: She spends a ''lot'' of her appearances in her underwear, swimsuits, and sexy cocktail dresses, and very much uses her appearance to advantage.
* VitriolicBestBuds: She had no qualms double-crossing Sarah to make herself look better to the CIA brass.

!!'''Greta'''
blown up.

!!'''Dr. Jill Roberts'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent / Computer Technician / Green Shirt\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA / Buy More]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/greta01_5463.png
[[caption-width:177:"I have a way with dealing with annoyances. It's very pleasant. But only to me."]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/AttackOfTheShow Olivia Munn]], [[Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike Isaiah Mustafa]], Wrestling/StacyKeibler, Creator/SummerGlau (pictured left)''

An agent(s) under Beckman's direct orders who is stationed at the rebuilt, CIA-run Buy More. Many different individuals assume the identity of Greta, for mission ambiguity and other...unclear purposes.

[[spoiler:Eventually, it is revealed that the Gretas were candidates for a new NCS project in which they were candidates vying to be new Intersect Agents. Greta-2 and Greta-3 and became the first members of this program, before a nearly catastrophic disaster resulted in the program being taken under Chuck's lead, and the two Gretas are subsequently de-Intersected.]]
----
Tropes Associated with the Gretas:
%%* TheAce
* ActorAllusion: [[{{Series/Firefly}} A subtle one]] with Summer Glau's incarnation when Casey stands up for his operation after Greta criticizes it. Isaiah Mustafa also plays his version of Greta as very similar to Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike. Stacy Kiebler has a brief rematch with Stone Cold Steve Austin.
* EmotionlessGirl: Munn's portrayal of Greta.
* KnifeNut: Summer's Portrayal of Greta ''really'' likes her knife.
* LegacyCharacter: There are four of them.
%%* MissionControl
* MrFanservice: Mustafa's portrayal.
* MsFanservice: The ''other'' Gretas. Olivia Munn's Greta is even introduced with a [[MaleGaze slow pan]] up her [[ShesGotLegs rather nice stems]].
* NoNameGiven: Of the four Gretas, two are eventually named: [[spoiler:Isaiah Mustafa's Greta-2 (Richard Noble) and Stacey Keibler's Greta-3 (Victoria Dunwoody)]].
* NotSoStoic: The Creator/SummerGlau Greta is the only Greta that ever breaks the façade in the Buy More. It seems not even a spy trained to control their emotions can deal with the annoyance that is Jeff and Lester.
* OmniscientDatabase: [[spoiler:Agents Noble and Dunwoody had access to the Intersect 2.0]].
* StealthHiBye: The Creator/SummerGlau Greta is a master.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Olivia Munn's incarnation of Greta was intended to have been a recurring role, however other commitments forced her to reluctantly drop out after her first appearance. It was then decided to rotate different actors into the role each appearance rather than drop the character.

!!'''Roan Montgomery'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA (formerly)]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/roan01_9560.png
[[caption-width:177:"The first rule of being a spy: never fall in love."]]

''Portrayed by John Laroquette''

Was one of the best spies in the US government and known for his legendary exploits with the ladies, but is now....past his expiration date. Has a historical relationship with Gen. Beckman.

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent Operative / Computer Technician / Green Shirt\\
Biochemist\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA / Buy More]
FULCRUM]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/greta01_5463.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jill01_2443.png
[[caption-width:177:"I have a way with dealing with annoyances. It's very pleasant. But only to me.care about Chuck."]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/AttackOfTheShow Olivia Munn]], [[Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike Isaiah Mustafa]], Wrestling/StacyKeibler, Creator/SummerGlau (pictured left)''

An agent(s) under Beckman's direct orders who
Creator/JordanaBrewster''

Jill
is stationed at the rebuilt, CIA-run Buy More. Many different individuals assume the identity of Greta, for mission ambiguity and other...unclear purposes.

[[spoiler:Eventually, it is revealed that the Gretas were candidates for a new NCS project in which they were candidates vying to be new Intersect Agents. Greta-2 and Greta-3 and became the first members of this program, before a nearly catastrophic disaster resulted in the program being taken under
Chuck's lead, and the two Gretas are subsequently de-Intersected.]]
----
Tropes Associated with the Gretas:
%%* TheAce
* ActorAllusion: [[{{Series/Firefly}} A subtle one]] with Summer Glau's incarnation when Casey stands up for
ex-girlfriend back from his operation Stanford days. Right after Greta criticizes it. Isaiah Mustafa also plays his version of Greta as Chuck was kicked out for "cheating", she dumped Chuck and fell for Bryce - the very similar to Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike. Stacy Kiebler has a brief rematch with Stone Cold Steve Austin.
* EmotionlessGirl: Munn's portrayal of Greta.
* KnifeNut: Summer's Portrayal of Greta ''really'' likes her knife.
* LegacyCharacter: There are four of them.
%%* MissionControl
* MrFanservice: Mustafa's portrayal.
* MsFanservice: The ''other'' Gretas. Olivia Munn's Greta is even introduced with a [[MaleGaze slow pan]] up her [[ShesGotLegs rather nice stems]].
* NoNameGiven: Of the four Gretas, two are eventually named: [[spoiler:Isaiah Mustafa's Greta-2 (Richard Noble)
guy who got him kicked out. In truth, she was by then recruited by FULCRUM and Stacey Keibler's Greta-3 (Victoria Dunwoody)]].
* NotSoStoic: The Creator/SummerGlau Greta is the only Greta that ever breaks the façade in the Buy More. It seems not even a spy trained to control their emotions can deal with the annoyance that is Jeff and Lester.
* OmniscientDatabase: [[spoiler:Agents Noble and Dunwoody had access to the Intersect 2.0]].
* StealthHiBye: The Creator/SummerGlau Greta is a master.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Olivia Munn's incarnation of Greta
was intended to have been a recurring role, however other commitments forced her to reluctantly drop out after her first appearance. It dump Chuck. Since then, there's been some bad blood between them - but at the same time, lingering traces of their love.

She
was then decided to rotate different actors into freed by Chuck in "Chuck Versus the role each appearance rather than drop First Kill", and is now on the character.

!!'''Roan Montgomery'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA (formerly)]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/roan01_9560.png
[[caption-width:177:"The first rule of being a spy: never fall in love."]]

''Portrayed by John Laroquette''

Was one of the best spies in the US government and known for his legendary exploits with the ladies, but is now....past his expiration date. Has a historical relationship with Gen. Beckman.
run.



Tropes Associated with Roan:
* TheAlcoholic: Loves his martinis
* BrokenAce: Despite his reputation and abilities he's a JadedWashout.
%%* TheCasanova: For God and Country.
%%* CoolOldGuy
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSestZIAdZw "65 Bars And A Taste Of Soul" by Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band]].
** The theme ''perfectly'' fits him, AND the song ''actually accompanies Chuck's intersect flash of him''. Yes. His own personal theme song is ''inside the Intersect database''.
* TheMentor: Roan taught his own class in seduction when he was in the CIA.
* NonActionGuy: He has yet to display his spy skills aside from pointing his gun.
%%* SharpDressedMan

!!'''Jane Bentley'''

to:

Tropes Associated with Roan:
Jill:
%%* BadassBookworm
%%* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
%%* TheDragon: To Leader.
%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* TheAlcoholic: Loves his martinis
* BrokenAce: Despite his reputation
PutOnABus: Her family thinks she moved to Finland.
** According to WordOfGod, had budget
and abilities he's a JadedWashout.
%%* TheCasanova: For God and Country.
%%* CoolOldGuy
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSestZIAdZw "65 Bars And A Taste Of Soul" by Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band]].
** The theme ''perfectly'' fits him, AND
time allowed it Jill [[TheBusCameBack would have returned]] for [[BackForTheFinale the song ''actually accompanies Chuck's intersect flash of him''. Yes. His own personal theme song is ''inside the Intersect database''.
* TheMentor: Roan taught his own class in seduction when he was in the CIA.
* NonActionGuy: He has yet to display his spy skills aside from pointing his gun.
%%* SharpDressedMan

!!'''Jane Bentley'''
series finale]].

!!'''Tommy Delgado'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Director\\
'''Affiliation''': NCS]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bentley001_6415.png
[[caption-width:177:"You know what your problem is? You want people to like you too much. A true leader shouldn't care about that."]]

''Portrayed by Robin Givens''

NCS Director in charge of the GRETA project to find field agents to imprint with the Intersect. After the project was scrapped, she was demoted to work directly under Chuck himself, much, ''much'' to her displeasure.
----
Tropes associated with Bentley:
* DefrostingIceQueen: By the end.
* HeroicSacrifice: Subverted in that Chuck saves her when she was prepared to die.
* JerkAss: Casey calls her "...our Beckman but without the sparkling personality".
* SmugSnake: Is she ever. Or was anyway.

!!'''Clyde Decker'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/decker001_4510.png
[[caption-width:177:"I'm not afraid to be the bad guy."]]

''Portrayed by Richard Burgi''

Described as the CIA's toughest and most ruthless agent, Decker was hell-bent on getting rid of Volkoff and foiling Chuck. In the final season, along with a team of corrupt CIA agents, he was once more determined to destroy Carmichael Industries and eliminate Chuck, for rather mysterious reasons. [[spoiler:Those reasons were blackmail: Daniel Shaw discovered traces of his corruption, and used it to blackmail him into acting as his lackey. He was killed by Verbanski]].

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Director\\
Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': NCS]
FULCRUM]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bentley001_6415.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tommy01_374.png
[[caption-width:177:"You know what your problem is? You [[caption-width:177:"Okay... I wouldn't want people to like you too much. A true leader shouldn't care about that.kill some random person. I'd feel just... terrible."]]

''Portrayed by Robin Givens''

NCS Director in charge of the GRETA project
Creator/AnthonyRuivivar''

Tommy is a cold and ruthless operative who attempted
to find field agents use Bryce to imprint with steal the Intersect. Tommy's appearance marks the first time the viewers become aware of FULCRUM.

After Bryce's supposed death, Tommy saved him and used the project Demetrios crime family to smuggle his body back into the US. The plan failed, but he was scrapped, she later able to deduce that Bryce was demoted to work directly under Chuck himself, much, ''much'' to her displeasure.
----
Tropes associated with Bentley:
* DefrostingIceQueen: By the end.
* HeroicSacrifice: Subverted in
just a decoy, and that Chuck saves her when she was prepared to die.
* JerkAss: Casey calls her "...our Beckman but without
the sparkling personality".
* SmugSnake: Is she ever. Or was anyway.

!!'''Clyde Decker'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/decker001_4510.png
[[caption-width:177:"I'm not afraid to be the bad guy."]]

''Portrayed by Richard Burgi''

Described as the CIA's toughest and most ruthless agent, Decker was hell-bent on getting rid of Volkoff and foiling Chuck. In the final season, along with a team of corrupt CIA agents, he was once more determined to destroy Carmichael Industries and eliminate Chuck, for rather mysterious reasons. [[spoiler:Those reasons were blackmail: Daniel Shaw discovered traces of his corruption, and used it to blackmail him into acting as his lackey.
real Intersect.

He was killed by Verbanski]].then captured and placed in a CIA prison, though he is still somehow involved with the tracking of the Intersect from his cell.



Tropes Associated with Decker:
* BigBad: Of the first half of the final season. [[spoiler: Subverted. He's TheDragon to Shaw.]]
%%* TheDragon: To [[spoiler:Shaw]].
%%* JerkAss
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* SmugSnake
[[/folder]]

[[folder:FULCRUM]]
!!'''Theodore "Ted" Roark'''

to:

Tropes Associated with Decker:
Tommy:
%%* BadassInANiceSuit
* BigBad: Of Arguably, for Season 1. Though he is captured only after appearing in two episodes, he remained the first half "face" of the final season. [[spoiler: Subverted. He's TheDragon FULCRUM to Shaw.]]
many fans.
%%* TheDragon: To [[spoiler:Shaw]].
ColdSniper
%%* JerkAss
DeadpanSnarker
%%* ManipulativeBastard
EnigmaticMinion
%%* SmugSnake
[[/folder]]

[[folder:FULCRUM]]
!!'''Theodore "Ted" Roark'''
FauxAffablyEvil
%%* GoodScarsEvilScars
%%* SharpDressedMan

!!'''Leader'''



'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Engineer / Director\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM / Roark Instruments]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/roark01_9465.png
[[caption-width:177:"I'm not a monster. ...[[CardCarryingVillain Maybe a little bit of a monster]]."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/ChevyChase''

The CEO and founder of Roark Instruments, Ted Roark is secretly the head of FULCRUM and is in charge of developing FULCRUM's own intersect. He also has quite a bit of history with Stephen Bartowski: The two were former college buddies, and supposedly, Ted stole all of his best ideas.

At the end of Season 2, he was apprehended and killed by Miles, after he had [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived his usefulness]] to The Ring.

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Engineer / Director\\
Senior Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM / Roark Instruments]
FULCRUM]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/roark01_9465.org/pmwiki/pub/images/leader001_291.png
[[caption-width:177:"I'm not a monster. ...[[CardCarryingVillain Maybe a little bit of a monster]]."]]

[[caption-width:177:"Devious, aren't we?"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/ChevyChase''

The CEO and founder of Roark Instruments, Ted Roark is secretly the head of
Patrick Kilpatrick'''

Jill's
FULCRUM handler, and is in charge of developing FULCRUM's own intersect. He also has quite a bit of history the organization's senior operative. Together with Stephen Bartowski: The two were former college buddies, Jill, he concocted a scheme to infiltrate Castle to gain access to their computers and supposedly, Ted stole all of his best ideas.

At
the end CIA's network.

After downloading a significant amount
of Season 2, data, and defeating Team Bartowski, he was apprehended and killed by Miles, after he nearly successful if it had [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived his usefulness]] to The Ring.not been for Big Mike knocking the living shit out of him - mistaking him for a thief.



Tropes Associated with Ted:
* AffablyEvil & FauxAffablyEvil: The reigning champion of these tropes within the show.
* BigBad: Of Season 2, as the head of FULCRUM.
* CardCarryingVillain: More or less admits to the fact that he's an unrepentant monster.
* DeadpanSnarker: Yet another trope he's a king of.
%%* GoOutWithASmile
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed
* RivalTurnedEvil: It started as friendly rivalry with Stephen Bartowski. Now it's FULCRUM versus CIA.
* ShoutOut: He's the Creator/SteveJobs to Stephen's Steve Wozniak.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The Ring assassinates him after he's captured.

!!'''Vincent Smith'''

to:

Tropes Associated with Ted:
* AffablyEvil & FauxAffablyEvil: The reigning champion of these tropes within the show.
* BigBad: Of Season 2, as the head of FULCRUM.
* CardCarryingVillain: More or less admits to the fact that he's an unrepentant monster.
* DeadpanSnarker: Yet another trope he's a king of.
Leader:
%%* GoOutWithASmile
DeadpanSnarker
%%* ManipulativeBastard
DiabolicalMastermind
%%* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed
EvilMentor
* RivalTurnedEvil: It started as friendly rivalry with Stephen Bartowski. Now it's FULCRUM versus CIA.
* ShoutOut:
GeniusBruiser: He's the Creator/SteveJobs extremely cunning and smart - yet tough enough to Stephen's Steve Wozniak.
take down ''Casey''.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The Ring assassinates him after he's captured.

!!'''Vincent Smith'''
NoNameGiven: His identity was kept extremely confidential.

!!'''Edgar Winterborne'''



'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM / The Ring]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/vincent01_6992.png
[[caption-width:177:"I wish I could give you a proper reward. But, fortunately I have to shoot you."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/ArnoldVosloo''

Vincent heads FULCRUM's search for Orion, and is under direct command by the Ring Elders as well as Ted Roark. For three years, he's been looking for him to no avail - that is until Chuck finally made contact with him.

He was killed by an air strike in "Chuck Versus the Colonel".[[note]]Not that it's stopped fans believing he ''still' managed to survive.[[/note]]
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Tropes Associated with Vincent:
%%* BadassInANiceSuit
* BlessedWithSuck: With his track record of getting hurt, ''no one'' wants to be in Vincent's shoes.
* BookEnds: He gets caught in an air strike in his first and last appearances.
* ButtMonkey: Should be the poster-boy for this trope. Vincent was, in direct order: Blown up, shot, poisoned, shot again, beaten up by Stephen, run over by Chuck, bludgeoned with a radiator by Casey, knocked out by Sarah, then finally blown up by Beckman's air strike. He is by no means incompetent, just extremely unlucky.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon: To both Ted Roark, and the Ring Elders.
%%* EnigmaticMinion
* FauxAffablyEvil: Vincent prides himself in a sense of professionalism.
%%* MIB
%%* RasputinianDeath
%%* SharpDressedMan
* TheyKilledKenny: To the point where some people are still debating whether he was truly killed during Beckman's air-strike...
* TrainingFromHell: Implied to have gone through one.
-->'''Vincent''': It's called Tetradotoxin. FULCRUM agents are trained to withstand it's death-like state.
-->'''Chuck''': Sounds like a fun class.
-->'''Vincent''': Not really.
* TheWorfEffect: He's undeniably a top-class operative, who regularly gets beaten and blown up.

!!'''Dr. Jill Roberts'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Operative / Biochemist\\



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[[caption-width:177:"I care about Chuck."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/JordanaBrewster''

Jill is Chuck's ex-girlfriend back from his Stanford days. Right after Chuck was kicked out for "cheating", she dumped Chuck and fell for Bryce - the very guy who got him kicked out. In truth, she was by then recruited by FULCRUM and was forced to dump Chuck. Since then, there's been some bad blood between them - but at the same time, lingering traces of their love.

She was freed by Chuck in "Chuck Versus the First Kill", and is now on the run.
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Tropes Associated with Jill:
%%* BadassBookworm
%%* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
%%* TheDragon: To Leader.
%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* PutOnABus: Her family thinks she moved to Finland.
** According to WordOfGod, had budget and time allowed it Jill [[TheBusCameBack would have returned]] for [[BackForTheFinale the series finale]].

!!'''Tommy Delgado'''

to:

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[[caption-width:177:"I care about Chuck."]]

[[caption-width:177:"The Ring... What amateurs!"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/JordanaBrewster''

Jill is Chuck's ex-girlfriend back from his Stanford days. Right after
Creator/MarkPellegrino'''

An Operative who was tasked with tracking Guy [=LaFleur's=] FULCRUM blackmail roster through
Chuck was kicked out for "cheating", she dumped Chuck and fell for Bryce - the very guy who got him kicked out. In truth, & Jill. He apparently had no knowledge of Jill being a FULCRUM agent, or that she was by then recruited by on that very blackmail file. After destroying the USB drive with the file (not knowing Chuck made a backup), he fled and was never found.

He later reappeared in Season 5 as a known associate of Nicholas Quinn, following FULCRUM's dissolution. He was in the middle of a transaction for the Intersect Key with Quinn when Sarah ambushed the deal aboard Edgar's private jet. After a short scuffle, he presumably escaped after Quinn stole a part of the Intersect key.
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Tropes associated with Edgar:
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Invokes this towards The Ring. He merely scoffs at their mention and labels them as amateurs.
** [[FridgeLogic Maybe he didn't get the memo that
FULCRUM was a PART of The Ring...]]
* ActionSurvivor: In both his appearances, he escaped relatively unharmed.
* CombatPragmatist: He's extremely efficient
and was forced subtle in his methods. And it's probably why he's the ''only'' known FULCRUM agent aside from Jill to dump Chuck. Since then, there's been some bad blood between them - survive.
* TheDreaded: Not ''him'' per say,
but at the same time, lingering traces of their love.

She was freed by Chuck in "Chuck Versus the First Kill", and is now on the run.
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Tropes Associated with Jill:
%%* BadassBookworm
%%* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
%%* TheDragon: To Leader.
%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* PutOnABus: Her family thinks she moved to Finland.
** According to WordOfGod, had budget and
every time allowed it Jill [[TheBusCameBack would have returned]] the viewers caught "[[Film/{{Brazil}} Tuttle Electric]]", they knew ''it was that guy''.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: He's worked
for [[BackForTheFinale FULCRUM since the series finale]].

!!'''Tommy Delgado'''
day Ted Roark founded it, and all he's got to show for it was babysitting Roark's Intersect Key.


!!'''"Uncle" Bernie Ominsky'''



http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tommy01_374.png
[[caption-width:177:"Okay... I wouldn't want you kill some random person. I'd feel just... terrible."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/AnthonyRuivivar''

Tommy is a cold and ruthless operative who attempted to use Bryce to steal the Intersect. Tommy's appearance marks the first time the viewers become aware of FULCRUM.

After Bryce's supposed death, Tommy saved him and used the Demetrios crime family to smuggle his body back into the US. The plan failed, but he was later able to deduce that Bryce was just a decoy, and that Chuck was the real Intersect.

He was then captured and placed in a CIA prison, though he is still somehow involved with the tracking of the Intersect from his cell.

to:

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[[caption-width:177:"Okay... I wouldn't want you [[caption-width:177:''"I don't know if he wants to kill some random person. I'd feel just... terrible.me or eat me!"'' ~ Chuck, on Uncle Bernie]]

''Portrayed by [[Film/{{Borat}} Ken Davitian]]'''

A senior FULCRUM operative, he is a good friend of Jill's father, and is suspected to be the one to have recruited Jill into FULCRUM. Due to his seniority status and clearance, he was tricked into thinking Jill and Chuck were getting married to lure him to a family party (the only time he is without his men), all to ascertain the location of where Ted Roark was holding Stephen Bartowski. After Chuck's cover was blown, he attempted to kill both of them but ended up dying of a heart attack right before the act - which ''may or may not'' have been the result of an [[http://i50.tinypic.com/2en6suw.jpg extremely dangerous defensive pose known as "The Morgan.
"]]

In FULCRUM, his code-name is '''The Carnivore''' due to his rather impressive feat of eating a 96-ounce steak under an hour and gaining recognition for it.
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* AffablyEvil: Off-job, he's an extremely friendly and jovial "family-uncle." On the job, he's a typical murdering FULCRUM psycho.
%%* AmbiguouslyJewish
* BigEater: What earned him is code-name, "The Carnivore."
%%* BigFun
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
%%* EvilUncle
* InsistentTerminology: Insists everyone calls him "Uncle", even Chuck.
%%* KilledOffForReal
* {{Leitmotif}}: He's the only other character other than Roan Montogomery who has his own theme song uploaded in the Intersect - his being [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOg5VxrRTi0 "Hungry Like The Wolf" by Duran Duran]].
* NoodleIncident: As Wally put it, each time Bernie meets one of Jill's boyfriends whom he didn't like, [[NeverFoundTheBody "they are never seen again."]]
* [[PapaWolf Uncle Wolf]]: He's seemingly very protective of Jill - at least as far as crappy boyfriends are concerned - but was still willing to kill her for betraying FULCRUM.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Ring]]
!!'''The Elders'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Director\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM / The Ring]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/elders01_9397.png

''Portrayed by Creator/AnthonyRuivivar''

Tommy is
by... a cold and ruthless operative bunch of old people?''

The five superiors
who attempted both command The Ring, as well as Fulcrum. Their motives are unknown, but they have been sticking their hands in many different cookie jars - from creating their own Intersect, to use Bryce to steal the Intersect. Tommy's appearance marks the first time the viewers become aware assassination of FULCRUM.

After Bryce's supposed death, Tommy saved him and used the Demetrios crime family to smuggle his body back into the US. The plan failed, but he was later able to deduce that Bryce was just a decoy, and that Chuck was the real Intersect.

He was then
global leaders.

They were
captured and placed in a CIA prison, though he is still somehow involved with at the tracking end of the Intersect from his cell.Season 3 by Team Bartowski.



Tropes Associated with Tommy:
%%* BadassInANiceSuit
* BigBad: Arguably, for Season 1. Though he is captured only after appearing in two episodes, he remained the "face" of FULCRUM to many fans.
%%* ColdSniper
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* EnigmaticMinion
%%* FauxAffablyEvil
%%* GoodScarsEvilScars
%%* SharpDressedMan

!!'''Leader'''

to:

Tropes Associated with Tommy:
%%* BadassInANiceSuit
the Elders:
* BigBad: Arguably, for Season 1. Though he is captured only after appearing in two episodes, he remained For a good chunk of the "face" show, they have been more or less the main bad guys.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: They seem to have several
of FULCRUM these.
* EvilOldFolks: After TheReveal, most of them have been shown
to many fans.
be nothing but a bunch of helpless old farts.
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bastards]]
%%* ColdSniper
NebulousEvilOrganisation
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen They Who Must Not Be Seen]]: A good deal of their screen time includes their faces being completely shadowed out.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* EnigmaticMinion
%%* FauxAffablyEvil
%%* GoodScarsEvilScars
%%* SharpDressedMan

!!'''Leader'''
YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

!!'''The Director'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Senior Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/leader001_291.png
[[caption-width:177:"Devious, aren't we?"]]

''Portrayed by Patrick Kilpatrick'''

Jill's FULCRUM handler, and the organization's senior operative. Together with Jill, he concocted a scheme to infiltrate Castle to gain access to their computers and the CIA's network.

After downloading a significant amount of data, and defeating Team Bartowski, he was nearly successful if it had not been for Big Mike knocking the living shit out of him - mistaking him for a thief.

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Senior Operative\\
Director\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM]
The Ring]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/leader001_291.org/pmwiki/pub/images/director01_5714.png
[[caption-width:177:"Devious, aren't we?"]]

[[caption-width:177:"Now this is brazen."]]

''Portrayed by Patrick Kilpatrick'''

Jill's FULCRUM handler, and
Creator/MarkSheppard''

The Director is
the organization's senior operative. Together with Jill, [[IncrediblyLamePun direct]] head of The Ring - of seemingly equal authority as The Elders, he concocted a scheme to infiltrate Castle to gain access to is the driving force of many, if not all of their computers operations. He has somehow obtained surveillance footage of Sarah's red test, and was directly responsible for Shaw's FaceHeelTurn.

He was soon captured by
the CIA's network.

After downloading
then civilian Casey, who traded him to earn back his rank, a significant amount of data, new Crown Victoria, and defeating making Morgan an official spy of Team Bartowski, he was nearly successful if it had not been for Big Mike knocking the living shit out of him - mistaking him for a thief.Bartowski.



Tropes Associated with Leader:
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* DiabolicalMastermind
%%* EvilMentor
* GeniusBruiser: He's extremely cunning and smart - yet tough enough to take down ''Casey''.
* NoNameGiven: His identity was kept extremely confidential.

!!'''Edgar Winterborne'''

to:

Tropes Associated with Leader:
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* DiabolicalMastermind
%%* EvilMentor
The Director:
* GeniusBruiser: AffablyEvil & FauxAffablyEvil
* BigBad: Of the first half of Season 3.
He's extremely cunning the leader of the Ring, and smart - yet tough enough to take down ''Casey''.
the one responsible for [[spoiler: Daniel Shaw's StartOfDarkness.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: Turns Shaw evil by revealing that Sarah killed his wife.]]
* NoNameGiven: His identity was kept extremely confidential.

!!'''Edgar Winterborne'''
He is only ever referred to as The Director.
* SchmuckBait: Easily pulls one on Chuck and Sarah.

!!'''Daniel Shaw'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA / The Ring]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shaw01_1040.png
[[caption-width:177:"Sometimes he sounds like Bond, other times it's like a Jerry Lewis movie."]]

''Portrayed by [[Film/SupermanReturns Brandon Routh]]''

A special agent who worked for the CIA, Shaw specialized in Ring intelligence and was sent in as the supervisor of Operation Bartowski to make progress against The Ring. During his stay there, he developed a romance with Sarah, but was ultimately short-lived after it was [[TheReveal revealed]] that [[spoiler:she killed his wife on the CIA's orders]]. What followed suit was a prompt FaceHeelTurn with a subtle form of a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.

Mid-season, he was shot and [[DisneyDeath killed]] by Chuck, but ultimately survived - cementing his status as the season's BigBad. He was finally beaten and apprehended at the end of Season 3.

[[spoiler:He makes a return during the fifth season, and reveals himself to be the BigBad once again, having blackmailed Decker and Cunnings to be his [[{{Mook}} mooks]]. His plan was to use the Omen virus to pilfer then destroy every government database in the world, and use the information to update his own Intersect and become America's single most valuable asset. He was however OutGambitted by Chuck, and later knocked out by Ellie.]]
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Tropes Associated with Shaw:
%%* TheAce
* AntiHero: Starts off this way.
** AntiVillain: Type II, mid-way through.
*** Then into full blown ObviouslyEvil territory, clearly enjoying the damage he causes just because.
* ArchEnemy: To Chuck. They both come from a similar background, both have a profound dislike of guns, both love Sarah, and both end up with an Intersect. Following Shaw's defection, he kills [[spoiler:Stephen]] and attempts to kill Sarah several times as well. He also has one of his [[{{Mook}} mooks]] manipulate Ellie into making it easier for him to break up their team and take over the CIA.
** Also showcased in that Shaw is the only character in the whole series that Chuck willfully shot to kill.
** And, he's also the show's most recurring villain, playing the part of BigBad in the third season [[spoiler:as well as the fifth and final]].
* BackFromTheDead: DoubleSubversion. Morgan {{lampshades}} his NeverFoundTheBody death, and then Chuck and Sarah learn that the Ring was after his will-thing so they assume he is dead.
* BigBad: Shares this spot with the Ring Elders in Season 3. [[spoiler:And splits BigBad duties for the first half of the final season, with Quinn taking over the last couple of episodes]].
* ChekhovsGunman: He is first introduced as a silent figure whom Beckman talks to as he walks away, and appears as a CIA agent targeted by the Ring not long after.
%%* CrazyPrepared
* DeliberateInjuryGambit: Shaw pulls off a rare non-fighting example in "Chuck Verses the Subway". [[spoiler: Chuck notices he has an Intersect and tries to prove this in front of the CIA by throwing a knife at him to prove the SuperReflexes that the Intersect gives him. Shaw manages to turn this around by ''letting himself be impaled by the knife'' and uses this incident to prove that Chuck is insane]].
* TheDeterminator: Not only does he survive a double-tap to the chest and [[NeverFoundTheBody falling into a river]], but he also brushes off a rocket explosion with little more than a mild KO.
* TheDragon
** DragonInChief: As of "Chuck Versus the Living Dead", he has an Intersect.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood:
** Having seen Chuck in action several times, and having had access to his psychological profile, Shaw is convinced that Chuck will never use lethal force for any reason -- not even to protect someone he loves. When Shaw attempts to kill Sarah, he learns the hard way that Chuck's willing to make an exception just for him.
** Despite the fact that Shaw ''knows'' that both Devon and Morgan are in on Chuck's double life, and that they're very close, Shaw never seems to take either of them into account while planning his master stroke against Chuck, Sarah, Casey and Beckman. Shaw gloats prematurely, and the B squad of Team Bartowski launches a rescue effort that takes him entirely by surprise.
%%* EvilCounterpart: To Chuck, as of "Chuck Versus the Living Dead".
* FaceHeelTurn: After learning that [[IKnewIt Sarah's red test was to kill his wife]].
* GambitRoulette: Most of his plans; see OmniscientMoralityLicense below.
%%* GuileHero: Before his FaceHeelTurn.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8We0FVflGaU Kettering, by The Antlers]]'' - fitting song given his status as the show's TragicVillain.
** The whole song is played during the moment when Chuck [[NotQuiteDead kills]] him to save Sarah.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: He loved his wife. [[spoiler: When he finds out that his girlfriend Sarah, was the one who killed her, he snaps.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:In season five, it's revealed that he was the one giving orders to Clyde Decker in another attempt at taking over the CIA.]]
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* OmniscientDatabase: Has (had) access to: Ring Intersect.
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: His plans tend to rely on an obscene amount of luck, and generally put Chuck in far more danger than someone with his lack of training is accustomed to.
%%* RivalTurnedEvil: A variant on the theme
* SanitySlippage: Upon finding out that [[spoiler:the girl he loved killed his wife]], he ''snapped'', and could only cope with it through revenge and one power grab after another.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Largely averted, although he did come in very conveniently after Bryce's death. His relationships with the other characters are quite different.
* TragicVillain: The show's ideal example. He was an excellent agent and an overall good man. But, like Chuck, he was far too emotional when doing his job. Unlike Chuck, however, Shaw let his emotions, and his inability to cope with the past, control and ultimate destroy him. By [[spoiler:season 5]], he crossed the line with his SanitySlippage.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Discrediting the Intersect project was his first step in taking over the CIA and destroying it from the inside.
%%* {{Yandere}}: Over his deceased wife.

!!'''Justin Sullivan'''
[floatboxright:



'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/edgar001_2598.png
[[caption-width:177:"The Ring... What amateurs!"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/MarkPellegrino'''

An Operative who was tasked with tracking Guy [=LaFleur's=] FULCRUM blackmail roster through Chuck & Jill. He apparently had no knowledge of Jill being a FULCRUM agent, or that she was on that very blackmail file. After destroying the USB drive with the file (not knowing Chuck made a backup), he fled and was never found.

He later reappeared in Season 5 as a known associate of Nicholas Quinn, following FULCRUM's dissolution. He was in the middle of a transaction for the Intersect Key with Quinn when Sarah ambushed the deal aboard Edgar's private jet. After a short scuffle, he presumably escaped after Quinn stole a part of the Intersect key.
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Tropes associated with Edgar:
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Invokes this towards The Ring. He merely scoffs at their mention and labels them as amateurs.
** [[FridgeLogic Maybe he didn't get the memo that FULCRUM was a PART of The Ring...]]
* ActionSurvivor: In both his appearances, he escaped relatively unharmed.
* CombatPragmatist: He's extremely efficient and subtle in his methods. And it's probably why he's the ''only'' known FULCRUM agent aside from Jill to survive.
* TheDreaded: Not ''him'' per say, but every time the viewers caught "[[Film/{{Brazil}} Tuttle Electric]]", they knew ''it was that guy''.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: He's worked for FULCRUM since the day Ted Roark founded it, and all he's got to show for it was babysitting Roark's Intersect Key.


!!'''"Uncle" Bernie Ominsky'''

to:

'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM]
The Ring]
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[[caption-width:177:"The Ring... What amateurs!"]]

[[caption-width:177:"Shaw, Bartowski's infiltrated the base."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/MarkPellegrino'''

An Operative
Scott Holroyd''

Justin was a CIA agent and security coordinator for Doctors Without Borders,
who was tasked with tracking Guy [=LaFleur's=] FULCRUM blackmail roster through Chuck & Jill. He apparently had no knowledge of Jill being a FULCRUM agent, or that she was on that very blackmail file. After destroying the USB drive with the file (not knowing Chuck made a backup), he fled and was never found.

He later reappeared in Season 5 as a known associate of Nicholas Quinn, following FULCRUM's dissolution. He was in the middle of a transaction
truly worked for the Intersect Key with Quinn when Sarah ambushed the deal aboard Edgar's private jet. After a short scuffle, he presumably escaped after Quinn stole a part of the Intersect key.
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Tropes associated with Edgar:
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Invokes this towards
The Ring. He merely scoffs at their mention poisoned Awesome, and labels them as amateurs.
** [[FridgeLogic Maybe he didn't get
got close to Ellie to manipulate her into giving away her father's location.

In
the memo that FULCRUM end, he was a PART of The Ring...]]
* ActionSurvivor: In both his appearances, he escaped relatively unharmed.
* CombatPragmatist: He's extremely efficient and subtle in his methods. And it's probably why he's
captured whilst escorting the ''only'' known FULCRUM agent aside from Jill Elders to survive.
* TheDreaded: Not ''him'' per say, but every time the viewers caught "[[Film/{{Brazil}} Tuttle Electric]]", they knew ''it was that guy''.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: He's worked for FULCRUM since the day Ted Roark founded it, and all he's got to show for it was babysitting Roark's Intersect Key.


!!'''"Uncle" Bernie Ominsky'''
safety.
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Tropes Associated with Justin:
%%* AffablyEvil
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
%%* TheDragon: To Shaw.
%%* JerkAss
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* VillainWithGoodPublicity

[[WMG:'''Hugo Panzer''']]



'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bernie001_4218.png
[[caption-width:177:''"I don't know if he wants to kill me or eat me!"'' ~ Chuck, on Uncle Bernie]]

''Portrayed by [[Film/{{Borat}} Ken Davitian]]'''

A senior FULCRUM operative, he is a good friend of Jill's father, and is suspected to be the one to have recruited Jill into FULCRUM. Due to his seniority status and clearance, he was tricked into thinking Jill and Chuck were getting married to lure him to a family party (the only time he is without his men), all to ascertain the location of where Ted Roark was holding Stephen Bartowski. After Chuck's cover was blown, he attempted to kill both of them but ended up dying of a heart attack right before the act - which ''may or may not'' have been the result of an [[http://i50.tinypic.com/2en6suw.jpg extremely dangerous defensive pose known as "The Morgan."]]

In FULCRUM, his code-name is '''The Carnivore''' due to his rather impressive feat of eating a 96-ounce steak under an hour and gaining recognition for it.
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* AffablyEvil: Off-job, he's an extremely friendly and jovial "family-uncle." On the job, he's a typical murdering FULCRUM psycho.
%%* AmbiguouslyJewish
* BigEater: What earned him is code-name, "The Carnivore."
%%* BigFun
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
%%* EvilUncle
* InsistentTerminology: Insists everyone calls him "Uncle", even Chuck.
%%* KilledOffForReal
* {{Leitmotif}}: He's the only other character other than Roan Montogomery who has his own theme song uploaded in the Intersect - his being [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOg5VxrRTi0 "Hungry Like The Wolf" by Duran Duran]].
* NoodleIncident: As Wally put it, each time Bernie meets one of Jill's boyfriends whom he didn't like, [[NeverFoundTheBody "they are never seen again."]]
* [[PapaWolf Uncle Wolf]]: He's seemingly very protective of Jill - at least as far as crappy boyfriends are concerned - but was still willing to kill her for betraying FULCRUM.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Ring]]
!!'''The Elders'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Director\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM / The Ring]
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''Portrayed by... a bunch of old people?''

The five superiors who both command The Ring, as well as Fulcrum. Their motives are unknown, but they have been sticking their hands in many different cookie jars - from creating their own Intersect, to the assassination of global leaders.

They were captured at the end of Season 3 by Team Bartowski.

to:

'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM]
The Ring / Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:''"I don't know if he wants to kill me or eat me!"'' ~ Chuck, on Uncle Bernie]]

[[caption-width:177:"''Grrr.''"]]

''Portrayed by [[Film/{{Borat}} Ken Davitian]]'''

[[StoneColdSteveAustin Steve Austin]]''

A senior FULCRUM operative, he Ring operative who was transporting a lock-box key on a flight to Paris. He is a good friend of Jill's father, an expert at close-range combat, and is suspected to be the one to have recruited Jill into FULCRUM. Due to his seniority status and clearance, he a master swordsman.

He
was tricked into thinking Jill and knocked out a total of three times by Chuck were getting married to lure him to a family party (the only time he is without his men), all to ascertain during the location of where Ted Roark flight, and was holding Stephen Bartowski. After Chuck's cover was blown, he attempted to kill both of them but ended up dying of a heart attack right before apprehended in Paris. He returns in "Chuck Versus the act - which ''may or may not'' have been the result of an [[http://i50.tinypic.com/2en6suw.jpg extremely dangerous defensive pose known as "The Morgan."]]

In FULCRUM, his code-name is '''The Carnivore''' due to his rather impressive feat of eating a 96-ounce steak under an hour and gaining recognition for it.
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* AffablyEvil: Off-job, he's an extremely friendly and jovial "family-uncle." On the job, he's a typical murdering FULCRUM psycho.
%%* AmbiguouslyJewish
* BigEater: What earned him is code-name, "The Carnivore."
%%* BigFun
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
%%* EvilUncle
* InsistentTerminology: Insists everyone calls him "Uncle", even Chuck.
%%* KilledOffForReal
* {{Leitmotif}}: He's the only other character other than Roan Montogomery who has his own theme song uploaded in the Intersect - his being [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOg5VxrRTi0 "Hungry Like The Wolf" by Duran Duran]].
* NoodleIncident: As Wally put it, each time Bernie meets one of Jill's boyfriends whom he didn't like, [[NeverFoundTheBody "they are never seen again."]]
* [[PapaWolf Uncle Wolf]]: He's seemingly very protective of Jill - at least as far as crappy boyfriends are concerned - but was still willing to kill her for betraying FULCRUM.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Ring]]
!!'''The Elders'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Director\\
'''Affiliation''': FULCRUM / The Ring]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/elders01_9397.png

''Portrayed by... a bunch of old people?''

The five superiors who both command The Ring, as well as Fulcrum. Their motives are unknown, but they have been sticking their hands in many different cookie jars - from creating their own Intersect, to the assassination of global leaders.

They were captured at the end of Season 3 by Team Bartowski.
Cubic Z", now allied with Alexei Volkoff.



Tropes Associated with the Elders:
* BigBad: For a good chunk of the show, they have been more or less the main bad guys.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: They seem to have several of these.
* EvilOldFolks: After TheReveal, most of them have been shown to be nothing but a bunch of helpless old farts.
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bastards]]
%%* NebulousEvilOrganisation
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen They Who Must Not Be Seen]]: A good deal of their screen time includes their faces being completely shadowed out.
%%* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

!!'''The Director'''

to:

Tropes Associated with Hugo Panzer:
* TheAce: Implied to be
the Elders:
greatest swordsman in the world. And true enough, Chuck (with the Intersect) could only beat him by burying him in falling luggage. ...Twice.
* BigBad: For AffablyEvil: When not on the job, he's actually a good chunk generally nice guy, "saving" Chuck from [[BlatantLies from an annoying woman]] by giving him the seat next to his, and offering to fix his pen. That said...he ''really'' [[BloodKnight likes his job]].
* AwesomeMcCoolName [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast To Run Away From Really Fast]]: When a giant guy named "Hugo Panzer" walks in, you'd damn better run away...
* BadassNormal: Hugo is one
of the show, they have been more or less few, if not the main bad guys.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: They seem
''only'' guy to have several of these.
soundly beat Chuck (Whilst uploaded with the Intersect 2.0) in a fair one-on-one match.
%%* BaldOfAwesome
%%* BaldOfEvil
* EvilOldFolks: After TheReveal, most of them have been shown BareFistedMonk: Implied to be nothing but a bunch master of helpless old farts.
bare-hand combat.
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bastards]]
%%* NebulousEvilOrganisation
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen They Who Must Not Be Seen]]: A good deal
ButtMonkey: He's knocked out a total of their screen three times during his flight: First time, he's tranq'd by Chuck. Second time includes their faces being completely shadowed out.
he's knocked out by falling luggage. Third time he's... knocked out by more falling luggage.
%%* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

!!'''The Director'''
GiantMook
* MookFaceTurn: Following The Ring's destruction, he was more than happy to ally himself with [[BigBad Alexei Volkoff]].
* SayMyName
--> ''"CAAAARMICHAAAEEEL!!!"''
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Subverted. Introduced as an expert in "close quarters combat", it turns out he's actually an expert with ''a sword''. That said, Hannah guesses that he's a [[ShoutOut professional wrestler when boarding the plane.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Volkoff Industries]]
!!'''Alexei Volkoff / [[spoiler:Hartley Winterbottom / Agent X]]'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Director\\
'''Affiliation''': The Ring]
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[[caption-width:177:"Now this is brazen."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/MarkSheppard''

The Director is the [[IncrediblyLamePun direct]] head of The Ring - of seemingly equal authority as The Elders, he is the driving force of many, if not all of their operations. He has somehow obtained surveillance footage of Sarah's red test, and was directly responsible for Shaw's FaceHeelTurn.

He was soon captured by the then civilian Casey, who traded him to earn back his rank, a new Crown Victoria, and making Morgan an official spy of Team Bartowski.
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Tropes Associated with The Director:
* AffablyEvil & FauxAffablyEvil
* BigBad: Of the first half of Season 3. He's the leader of the Ring, and the one responsible for [[spoiler: Daniel Shaw's StartOfDarkness.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: Turns Shaw evil by revealing that Sarah killed his wife.]]
* NoNameGiven: He is only ever referred to as The Director.
* SchmuckBait: Easily pulls one on Chuck and Sarah.

!!'''Daniel Shaw'''

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Director\\
'''Affiliation''': The Ring]
Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"Now this [[caption-width:177:"My name is brazen.Alexei Volkoff. I believe you were looking for me."]]

''Portrayed ::''Portrayed by Creator/MarkSheppard''

The Director
TimothyDalton''

[[spoiler:Born Hartley Winterbottom]], Alexei Volkoff
is the [[IncrediblyLamePun direct]] head [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} batshit crazy]] CEO and founder of The Ring - of seemingly equal authority Volkoff Industries, an arms manufacturer. He is a recluse, described by Casey as The Elders, he is the driving force of many, if not all of their operations. "Russian [[TheAviator Howard Hughes]]." He has somehow obtained surveillance footage of Sarah's red test, and was directly responsible for Shaw's FaceHeelTurn.

He was soon captured by
is first mentioned in "Chuck Versus the then civilian Casey, who traded him to earn back Anniversary" by [[Creator/DolphLundgren Marco]]. He makes his rank, a new Crown Victoria, and making Morgan an official spy of Team Bartowski.
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first onscreen appearance in "Chuck Versus the First Fight".
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Tropes Associated associated with The Director:
Volkoff:
%%* AffablyEvil
* AffablyEvil & FauxAffablyEvil
* BigBad: Of
TheAtoner: In a rather hilarious manner, as he's trying to make amends to everyone he's hurt or rubbed the first half of Season 3. He's the leader wrong way using his prison theraphy's 12-step-program, starting with his cutting in line of the Ring, and the one responsible for prison cafeteria. Because he has "entitlement issues".
**
[[spoiler: Daniel Shaw's StartOfDarkness.Played more seriously when the Hartley personality returns and he realizes he spent thirty years as a monster. He's especially disturbed and regretful of how he treated his daughter.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: Turns Shaw evil by revealing ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: As in the above example, this is a man who has done some awful, ''awful'' things in his life. As he puts it, "everyone hates him." But when he starts making amends to those he wronged...'' he starts with an apology of cutting in a cafeteria line''.
* AxCrazy: Well, more like full on armored assault armed to the teeth with assault weapons and a bomb crazy.
* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler:Turns out
that Sarah killed his wife.Alexei Volkoff was originally just a cover identity. Also see GoneHorriblyWrong and TomatoInTheMirror below.]]
* NoNameGiven: %%* BigBad: Of Season 4.
%%* BreakingSpeech:
He is gives one to Chuck after TheReveal.
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CartoonishSupervillainy: The Contessa has laser grid defenses, the entrance to the bunker with the last Norseman component can
only ever referred be entered by beating the computer in chess and he hid the Hydra network in the glass eye of one of his mooks, among other things. Volkoff is undoubtedly the cartooniest villain in the show. [[spoiler:But only because it was the personality grafted onto him by the Intersect prototype]].
* CatchPhrase: '' "So much...[[ForTheEvulz fun!]]" ''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass / ObfuscatingStupidity: He's introduced as Gregory Tuttle, a meek and milquetoast handler for Frost. [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler By the end of the episode]] he's revealed
to as be Alexei Volkoff, the whole "meek and milquetoast" bit being a front.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}:
The Director.
scary, mentally unstable sort.
%%* ControlFreak: Self-confessed.
* SchmuckBait: Easily pulls one CoolShip: The Contessa, which he bought from Craigs List Dubai. He calls it his Floating Fotress... of Fun.
* CrazyPrepared: Not only is his ship, ''The Contessa'', loaded with state-of-the-art stealth weaponry, and a back-up supercomputer, but it's also got a genuine ''ice cream parlor''.
** Not five minutes after the revelation, he's seen plotting while snacking
on a double-scoop.
** Has a receptacle ready for whenever he uses a Q-tip to take a DNA sample from his mouth to get into secret lair.
%%* DiabolicalMastermind
* TheDreaded: Some of the most dangerous people of the world are downright ''terrified'' of him, and rightly so.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: He and Vivian so far are the only "villains" in the series to have received a HappilyEverAfter, made even more awesome with how in the ending he gives all of his Volkoff assets to
Chuck and Sarah.

!!'''Daniel Shaw'''
Sarah...a total of [[WealthyEverAfter 884 million dollars!]] ]]
* EvilBrit / RenegadeRussian: Plyed with; while he has a Russian name, acts like a typical RenegadeRussian, is stationed ''in'' Russia and was supposedly born there, and models his business after Stalin-era Soviet Russia, he speaks with a very distinctive British accent and uses mostly British slang, as does his daughter. [[spoiler: Probably forshadowing for the fact that he's not actually Russian]].
* EvilCounterpart: To Stephen Bartowski in that [[spoiler:he became evil testing an Intersect prototype on himself]].
%%* EvilGenius
* EvilGloating: He loves it so much that [[spoiler:Chuck's BatmanGambit against him was entirely based on getting him to gloat so he could harvest various words to reconstruct his voiceprint password]].
* GoKartingWithBowser: Spends part of an episode getting to meet the Bartowskis through a game of charades.
** This in the latter half of an episode where he stormed the Buy More, disabled the CIA defenses, held Jeff and Lester hostage, and nearly followed through on a threat to kill Chuck for "capturing/threatening" Frost.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: [[spoiler:He was a test subject (Agent X) for a prototype Intersect, intended to imprint a cover personality. Then the cover personality started to take over...]]
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The first few episodes only; he gets his first real appearance in "Chuck Versus the First Fight".
* HeartbrokenBadass: Volkoff may be a crazy, psychotic arms dealer and international terrorist. But he's also a ''loveable'' psychotic arms dealer and terrorist, which makes you feel all the more sorry for him when [[spoiler: his daughter betrays him, and leaves him for dead.]]
* TheHeavy: [[spoiler:One could argue that Alexei Volkoff's ''existence'' is what caused the series to happen, as it was what would tear the Bartowski family apart. Stephen Bartowski's guilt over the whole ordeal caused him to leave his family and spend almost his ''entire career'' trying to fix what happened to his friend. It was only compounded when his wife went undercover into Volkoff Industries and the cover identity implanted in Hartley fell in love with her, forcing her to abandon her family for a long term undercover assignment.]]
%%* JekyllAndHyde
%%* LargeHam: ''Delicious'' ham, too.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* MoralityChain: He sincerely regrets being a DisappearedDad, and now desperately wants any kind of connection he can get with his daughter.
%%* NebulousEvilOrganisation: Volkoff Industries
* OmniscientDatabase: [[spoiler:Has (had) access to: Alpha Intersect]].
%%* PsychopathicManchild
%%* PsychoPrototype: [[spoiler:For the Intersect program.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Mary Bartowski's [=MI6=] handler? He is actually Alexei Volkoff.]]
** [[spoiler:He is actually a deep-cover CIA agent; his Volkoff identity was created from whole cloth by Orion's original Intersect.]]
* ShadowArchetype: [[spoiler:He is what Chuck could have become if he let the Intersect take over his life]].
* SweetTooth: If the fact that his ship has an ice cream parlor is anything to go by...
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Alexei Volkoff is actually a false identity created by an early Intersect program for a CIA agent. However, that identity ended up taking over completely.]]
%%* VillainousCrush: On Frost.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Has he reunited with his mother?
%%* {{Yandere}}: Over Frost.

!!'''Vivian [=McArthur=] [=/=] Vivian Volkoff'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA / The Ring]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shaw01_1040.png
[[caption-width:177:"Sometimes he sounds like Bond, other times it's like a Jerry Lewis movie."]]

''Portrayed by [[Film/SupermanReturns Brandon Routh]]''

A special agent who worked for the CIA, Shaw specialized in Ring intelligence and was sent in as the supervisor of Operation Bartowski to make progress against The Ring. During his stay there, he developed a romance with Sarah, but was ultimately short-lived after it was [[TheReveal revealed]] that [[spoiler:she killed his wife on the CIA's orders]]. What followed suit was a prompt FaceHeelTurn with a subtle form of a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.

Mid-season, he was shot and [[DisneyDeath killed]] by Chuck, but ultimately survived - cementing his status as the season's BigBad. He was finally beaten and apprehended at the end of Season 3.

[[spoiler:He makes a return during the fifth season, and reveals himself to be the BigBad once again, having blackmailed Decker and Cunnings to be his [[{{Mook}} mooks]]. His plan was to use the Omen virus to pilfer then destroy every government database in the world, and use the information to update his own Intersect and become America's single most valuable asset. He was however OutGambitted by Chuck, and later knocked out by Ellie.]]
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Tropes Associated with Shaw:
%%* TheAce
* AntiHero: Starts off this way.
** AntiVillain: Type II, mid-way through.
*** Then into full blown ObviouslyEvil territory, clearly enjoying the damage he causes just because.
* ArchEnemy: To Chuck. They both come from a similar background, both have a profound dislike of guns, both love Sarah, and both end up with an Intersect. Following Shaw's defection, he kills [[spoiler:Stephen]] and attempts to kill Sarah several times as well. He also has one of his [[{{Mook}} mooks]] manipulate Ellie into making it easier for him to break up their team and take over the CIA.
** Also showcased in that Shaw is the only character in the whole series that Chuck willfully shot to kill.
** And, he's also the show's most recurring villain, playing the part of BigBad in the third season [[spoiler:as well as the fifth and final]].
* BackFromTheDead: DoubleSubversion. Morgan {{lampshades}} his NeverFoundTheBody death, and then Chuck and Sarah learn that the Ring was after his will-thing so they assume he is dead.
* BigBad: Shares this spot with the Ring Elders in Season 3. [[spoiler:And splits BigBad duties for the first half of the final season, with Quinn taking over the last couple of episodes]].
* ChekhovsGunman: He is first introduced as a silent figure whom Beckman talks to as he walks away, and appears as a CIA agent targeted by the Ring not long after.
%%* CrazyPrepared
* DeliberateInjuryGambit: Shaw pulls off a rare non-fighting example in "Chuck Verses the Subway". [[spoiler: Chuck notices he has an Intersect and tries to prove this in front of the CIA by throwing a knife at him to prove the SuperReflexes that the Intersect gives him. Shaw manages to turn this around by ''letting himself be impaled by the knife'' and uses this incident to prove that Chuck is insane]].
* TheDeterminator: Not only does he survive a double-tap to the chest and [[NeverFoundTheBody falling into a river]], but he also brushes off a rocket explosion with little more than a mild KO.
* TheDragon
** DragonInChief: As of "Chuck Versus the Living Dead", he has an Intersect.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood:
** Having seen Chuck in action several times, and having had access to his psychological profile, Shaw is convinced that Chuck will never use lethal force for any reason -- not even to protect someone he loves. When Shaw attempts to kill Sarah, he learns the hard way that Chuck's willing to make an exception just for him.
** Despite the fact that Shaw ''knows'' that both Devon and Morgan are in on Chuck's double life, and that they're very close, Shaw never seems to take either of them into account while planning his master stroke against Chuck, Sarah, Casey and Beckman. Shaw gloats prematurely, and the B squad of Team Bartowski launches a rescue effort that takes him entirely by surprise.
%%* EvilCounterpart: To Chuck, as of "Chuck Versus the Living Dead".
* FaceHeelTurn: After learning that [[IKnewIt Sarah's red test was to kill his wife]].
* GambitRoulette: Most of his plans; see OmniscientMoralityLicense below.
%%* GuileHero: Before his FaceHeelTurn.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8We0FVflGaU Kettering, by The Antlers]]'' - fitting song given his status as the show's TragicVillain.
** The whole song is played during the moment when Chuck [[NotQuiteDead kills]] him to save Sarah.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: He loved his wife. [[spoiler: When he finds out that his girlfriend Sarah, was the one who killed her, he snaps.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:In season five, it's revealed that he was the one giving orders to Clyde Decker in another attempt at taking over the CIA.]]
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* OmniscientDatabase: Has (had) access to: Ring Intersect.
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: His plans tend to rely on an obscene amount of luck, and generally put Chuck in far more danger than someone with his lack of training is accustomed to.
%%* RivalTurnedEvil: A variant on the theme
* SanitySlippage: Upon finding out that [[spoiler:the girl he loved killed his wife]], he ''snapped'', and could only cope with it through revenge and one power grab after another.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Largely averted, although he did come in very conveniently after Bryce's death. His relationships with the other characters are quite different.
* TragicVillain: The show's ideal example. He was an excellent agent and an overall good man. But, like Chuck, he was far too emotional when doing his job. Unlike Chuck, however, Shaw let his emotions, and his inability to cope with the past, control and ultimate destroy him. By [[spoiler:season 5]], he crossed the line with his SanitySlippage.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Discrediting the Intersect project was his first step in taking over the CIA and destroying it from the inside.
%%* {{Yandere}}: Over his deceased wife.

!!'''Justin Sullivan'''

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent\\
CEO / Director\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA / The Ring]
Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"Sometimes he sounds like Bond, other times it's like a Jerry Lewis movie.[[caption-width:177:"You don't know who I am. You have both lied to me, betrayed me, and shattered my life."]]

''Portrayed by [[Film/SupermanReturns Brandon Routh]]''

Lauren Cohan''

A special agent who worked young woman targeted for assassination by one of Volkoff's old lieutenants. She is believed to have the key to Volkoff's Hydra database, which is needed to take over his association. [[spoiler: She is Volkoff's daughter and originally had no knowledge of what her father did, or that the reason he had been sending her to various schools was to groom her as his successor. While she originally seems willing to help, her father's lawyer is able to manipulate her into thinking Chuck, and by extension the CIA, Shaw specialized in Ring intelligence and was sent in as the supervisor of Operation Bartowski were just using her, prompting her to make progress turn against The Ring. During his stay there, he developed a romance with Sarah, but was ultimately short-lived after it was [[TheReveal revealed]] that [[spoiler:she killed his wife on the CIA's orders]]. What followed suit was a prompt FaceHeelTurn with a subtle form of a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.

Mid-season, he was shot
them and [[DisneyDeath killed]] by Chuck, but ultimately survived - cementing his status as the season's BigBad. He was finally beaten and apprehended at the end of Season 3.

[[spoiler:He makes a return during the fifth season, and reveals himself to be
take over her father's company, becoming the BigBad once again, having blackmailed Decker and Cunnings to be his [[{{Mook}} mooks]]. His plan was to use for the Omen virus to pilfer then destroy every government database in the world, and use the information to update his own Intersect and become America's single most valuable asset. He was however OutGambitted by Chuck, and later knocked out by Ellie.last chunk of season 4.]]
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Tropes Associated associated with Shaw:
Vivian:
* ActionGirl / FauxActionGirl: Has a black belt but has yet to be shown doing any hand-to-hand combat. However, she's no DistressedDamsel either.
-->'''Boris:''' You were skeetshooting at age 7, had your black belt by 13, and by the time you graduated from the London School of Economics, you were fluent in 5 languages.
%%* TheAce
* AntiHero: Starts off this way.
**
AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II, mid-way through.
*** Then into full blown ObviouslyEvil territory, clearly enjoying
II]]
%%* BadassNormal
* BreakTheCutie: You can't blame her for being pissed, her father and
the damage he causes just because.
* ArchEnemy: To Chuck. They
CIA both come from a similar background, both have a profound dislike of guns, both love Sarah, and both end up with an Intersect. Following Shaw's defection, he kills [[spoiler:Stephen]] and attempts lied to kill Sarah several times as well. He also has one of his [[{{Mook}} mooks]] manipulate Ellie into making it easier her, she had no other place to go for him answers.
* CatchPhrase: "Nobody can/will be able
to break up their team and take over the CIA.
** Also showcased in that Shaw is the only character in the whole series that Chuck willfully shot to kill.
** And, he's also the show's most recurring
touch me, ever."
* EvilCostumeSwitch: After becoming a
villain, playing the part of BigBad in the third season [[spoiler:as well as the fifth she starts wearing more black clothes and final]].
* BackFromTheDead: DoubleSubversion. Morgan {{lampshades}} his NeverFoundTheBody death, and then Chuck and Sarah learn that the Ring was after his will-thing so they assume he is dead.
* BigBad: Shares this spot with the Ring Elders in Season 3. [[spoiler:And splits BigBad duties for the first half of the final season, with Quinn taking over the last couple of episodes]].
* ChekhovsGunman: He is first introduced as a silent figure whom Beckman talks to as he walks away, and appears as a CIA agent targeted by the Ring not long after.
leather.
%%* CrazyPrepared
HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* DeliberateInjuryGambit: Shaw pulls off a rare non-fighting example in "Chuck Verses the Subway". KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Chuck notices he has an Intersect and tries to prove this in front of At the CIA by throwing end of season four she's given a knife at him to prove the SuperReflexes blank identity so that she can start afresh and faces no consequences for the Intersect gives him. Shaw manages to turn this around by ''letting himself be impaled by the knife'' and uses this incident to prove that Chuck is insane]].
* TheDeterminator: Not only does he survive a double-tap to the chest and [[NeverFoundTheBody falling into a river]], but he also brushes off a rocket explosion with little more than a mild KO.
* TheDragon
** DragonInChief: As of "Chuck Versus the Living Dead", he has an Intersect.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood:
** Having seen Chuck in action several times, and having had access to his psychological profile, Shaw is convinced that Chuck will never use lethal force for any reason -- not even to protect someone he loves. When Shaw
numerous attempts to kill Sarah, he learns she made on the hard way that Chuck's willing to make an exception just for him.
** Despite the fact that Shaw ''knows'' that both Devon and Morgan are in on Chuck's double life, and that they're very close, Shaw never seems to take either of them into account while planning his master stroke against Chuck, Sarah, Casey and Beckman. Shaw gloats prematurely, and the B squad
lives of Team Bartowski launches a rescue effort that takes him entirely Bartowski, actual successful murders of several other people, and whatever other crimes were committed either by surprise.
%%* EvilCounterpart: To Chuck, as of "Chuck Versus the Living Dead".
* FaceHeelTurn: After learning that [[IKnewIt Sarah's red test was to kill his wife]].
* GambitRoulette: Most of his plans; see OmniscientMoralityLicense below.
%%* GuileHero: Before his FaceHeelTurn.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8We0FVflGaU Kettering, by The Antlers]]'' - fitting song given his status as the show's TragicVillain.
** The whole song is played during the moment when Chuck [[NotQuiteDead kills]] him to save Sarah.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: He loved his wife. [[spoiler: When he finds out that his girlfriend Sarah, was the one who killed her, he snaps.
her or on her behalf while running her father's company.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:In season five, it's revealed LonelyRichKid: Grew up as one.
* ParentalAbandonment: Though her father did pay for her schooling, Vivian says
that he was the one giving orders to Clyde Decker in another attempt at taking over the CIA.]]
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* OmniscientDatabase: Has (had) access to: Ring Intersect.
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: His plans tend to rely on an obscene amount
never a part of luck, and generally put Chuck in far more danger than someone with his lack of training is accustomed to.
%%* RivalTurnedEvil: A variant on the theme
her life.
* SanitySlippage: Upon finding out that [[spoiler:the girl he loved killed his wife]], he ''snapped'', and could only cope with it through revenge and one power grab after another.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Largely averted, although he did come in very conveniently after Bryce's death. His relationships with the other characters are quite different.
* TragicVillain: The show's ideal example. He
TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: How she was an excellent agent and an overall good man. But, like Chuck, he was far too emotional when doing his job. Unlike Chuck, however, Shaw let his emotions, and his inability to cope with the past, control and ultimate destroy him. By [[spoiler:season 5]], he crossed the line with his SanitySlippage.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Discrediting the Intersect project was his first step in taking over the CIA and destroying it from the inside.
%%* {{Yandere}}: Over his deceased wife.

!!'''Justin Sullivan'''
defeated.

!!'''Heather Chandler'''



'''Affiliation''': The Ring]
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[[caption-width:177:"Shaw, Bartowski's infiltrated the base."]]

''Portrayed by Scott Holroyd''

Justin was a CIA agent and security coordinator for Doctors Without Borders, who truly worked for The Ring. He poisoned Awesome, and got close to Ellie to manipulate her into giving away her father's location.

In the end, he was captured whilst escorting the Elders to safety.
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Tropes Associated with Justin:
%%* AffablyEvil
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
%%* TheDragon: To Shaw.
%%* JerkAss
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* VillainWithGoodPublicity

[[WMG:'''Hugo Panzer''']]

to:

'''Affiliation''': The Ring]
Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"Shaw, Bartowski's infiltrated the base.[[caption-width:177:"Thanks for that, movie dork. I bet you have like a Tron poster in your room."]]

''Portrayed by Scott Holroyd''

Justin
[[Creator/ParisHilton Nicole Richie]]''

Heather
was a CIA agent [[TheBully high school]] [[BlatantLies friend]] of Sarah Walker, who Heather knew under the alias Jenny Burton. She married Mark Ratner, a high school nerd who ended up as a wealthy engineer. She illegally sold several of his secrets on the black market and security coordinator for Doctors Without Borders, who truly worked for The Ring. He poisoned Awesome, and got close to Ellie to manipulate her into giving away her father's location.

In the end, he
was eventually captured whilst escorting by Team Chuck. She later reveals that she was working for Volkoff Industries. She first appeared in "Chuck Versus the Elders to safety.
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Cougars" and returned in "Chuck Versus the Cubic Z".
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Tropes Associated associated with Justin:
%%* AffablyEvil
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
%%* TheDragon: To Shaw.
%%* JerkAss
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* VillainWithGoodPublicity

[[WMG:'''Hugo Panzer''']]
Heather:
* AlphaBitch: Heather was this in high school and remains one into adulthood.
* BreakingSpeech: In her second appearance, Heather is able to figure out that Sarah and Chuck are together as well as prey on Sarah's insecurities about their relationship.
* {{Callback}}: Turns out that deal she made with with the [[TheMafiya Russian Mafia]] during Season 2 was for Volkoff from the start.
* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: She's this to Sarah. Even after severely kicking her ass in her first appearance, Sarah is visibly intimidated when she sees her again, while she clearly takes great delight in getting a chance to continue her bullying, even lampshading this trope in her second episode, referring to her as her 'High School Punching bag.


!!'''Marco'''



'''Affiliation''': The Ring / Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"''Grrr.''"]]

''Portrayed by [[StoneColdSteveAustin Steve Austin]]''

A Ring operative who was transporting a lock-box key on a flight to Paris. He is an expert at close-range combat, and a master swordsman.

He was knocked out a total of three times by Chuck during the flight, and was apprehended in Paris. He returns in "Chuck Versus the Cubic Z", now allied with Alexei Volkoff.
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Tropes Associated with Hugo Panzer:
* TheAce: Implied to be the greatest swordsman in the world. And true enough, Chuck (with the Intersect) could only beat him by burying him in falling luggage. ...Twice.
* AffablyEvil: When not on the job, he's actually a generally nice guy, "saving" Chuck from [[BlatantLies from an annoying woman]] by giving him the seat next to his, and offering to fix his pen. That said...he ''really'' [[BloodKnight likes his job]].
* AwesomeMcCoolName [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast To Run Away From Really Fast]]: When a giant guy named "Hugo Panzer" walks in, you'd damn better run away...
* BadassNormal: Hugo is one of the few, if not the ''only'' guy to soundly beat Chuck (Whilst uploaded with the Intersect 2.0) in a fair one-on-one match.
%%* BaldOfAwesome
%%* BaldOfEvil
* BareFistedMonk: Implied to be a master of bare-hand combat.
* ButtMonkey: He's knocked out a total of three times during his flight: First time, he's tranq'd by Chuck. Second time he's knocked out by falling luggage. Third time he's... knocked out by more falling luggage.
%%* GiantMook
* MookFaceTurn: Following The Ring's destruction, he was more than happy to ally himself with [[BigBad Alexei Volkoff]].
* SayMyName
--> ''"CAAAARMICHAAAEEEL!!!"''
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Subverted. Introduced as an expert in "close quarters combat", it turns out he's actually an expert with ''a sword''. That said, Hannah guesses that he's a [[ShoutOut professional wrestler when boarding the plane.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Volkoff Industries]]
!!'''Alexei Volkoff / [[spoiler:Hartley Winterbottom / Agent X]]'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Director\\



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[[caption-width:177:"My name is Alexei Volkoff. I believe you were looking for me."]]

::''Portrayed by TimothyDalton''

[[spoiler:Born Hartley Winterbottom]], Alexei Volkoff is the [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} batshit crazy]] CEO and founder of Volkoff Industries, an arms manufacturer. He is a recluse, described by Casey as the "Russian [[TheAviator Howard Hughes]]." He is first mentioned in "Chuck Versus the Anniversary" by [[Creator/DolphLundgren Marco]]. He makes his first onscreen appearance in "Chuck Versus the First Fight".

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[[caption-width:177:"My name is Alexei Volkoff. I believe you were looking for me.[[caption-width:177:"I must break you..."]]

::''Portrayed ''Portrayed by TimothyDalton''

[[spoiler:Born Hartley Winterbottom]], Alexei Volkoff is
Creator/DolphLundgren''

A GiantMook under
the [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} batshit crazy]] CEO employ of Mr. Volkoff, Marco was in the process of smuggling a powerful EMP device until he was thwarted by Chuck and founder of Volkoff Industries, an arms manufacturer. He is a recluse, described by Casey as the "Russian [[TheAviator Howard Hughes]]." He is first mentioned in "Chuck Versus the Anniversary" by [[Creator/DolphLundgren Marco]]. He makes his first onscreen appearance in "Chuck Versus the First Fight".crew.

[[spoiler:He was shot and killed by Mary Elizabeth Bartowski.]]



Tropes associated with Volkoff:
%%* AffablyEvil
* TheAtoner: In a rather hilarious manner, as he's trying to make amends to everyone he's hurt or rubbed the wrong way using his prison theraphy's 12-step-program, starting with his cutting in line of the prison cafeteria. Because he has "entitlement issues".
** [[spoiler: Played more seriously when the Hartley personality returns and he realizes he spent thirty years as a monster. He's especially disturbed and regretful of how he treated his daughter.]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: As in the above example, this is a man who has done some awful, ''awful'' things in his life. As he puts it, "everyone hates him." But when he starts making amends to those he wronged...'' he starts with an apology of cutting in a cafeteria line''.
* AxCrazy: Well, more like full on armored assault armed to the teeth with assault weapons and a bomb crazy.
* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler:Turns out that Alexei Volkoff was originally just a cover identity. Also see GoneHorriblyWrong and TomatoInTheMirror below.]]
%%* BigBad: Of Season 4.
%%* BreakingSpeech: He gives one to Chuck after TheReveal.
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CartoonishSupervillainy: The Contessa has laser grid defenses, the entrance to the bunker with the last Norseman component can only be entered by beating the computer in chess and he hid the Hydra network in the glass eye of one of his mooks, among other things. Volkoff is undoubtedly the cartooniest villain in the show. [[spoiler:But only because it was the personality grafted onto him by the Intersect prototype]].
* CatchPhrase: '' "So much...[[ForTheEvulz fun!]]" ''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass / ObfuscatingStupidity: He's introduced as Gregory Tuttle, a meek and milquetoast handler for Frost. [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler By the end of the episode]] he's revealed to be Alexei Volkoff, the whole "meek and milquetoast" bit being a front.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The scary, mentally unstable sort.
%%* ControlFreak: Self-confessed.
* CoolShip: The Contessa, which he bought from Craigs List Dubai. He calls it his Floating Fotress... of Fun.
* CrazyPrepared: Not only is his ship, ''The Contessa'', loaded with state-of-the-art stealth weaponry, and a back-up supercomputer, but it's also got a genuine ''ice cream parlor''.
** Not five minutes after the revelation, he's seen plotting while snacking on a double-scoop.
** Has a receptacle ready for whenever he uses a Q-tip to take a DNA sample from his mouth to get into secret lair.
%%* DiabolicalMastermind
* TheDreaded: Some of the most dangerous people of the world are downright ''terrified'' of him, and rightly so.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: He and Vivian so far are the only "villains" in the series to have received a HappilyEverAfter, made even more awesome with how in the ending he gives all of his Volkoff assets to Chuck and Sarah...a total of [[WealthyEverAfter 884 million dollars!]] ]]
* EvilBrit / RenegadeRussian: Plyed with; while he has a Russian name, acts like a typical RenegadeRussian, is stationed ''in'' Russia and was supposedly born there, and models his business after Stalin-era Soviet Russia, he speaks with a very distinctive British accent and uses mostly British slang, as does his daughter. [[spoiler: Probably forshadowing for the fact that he's not actually Russian]].
* EvilCounterpart: To Stephen Bartowski in that [[spoiler:he became evil testing an Intersect prototype on himself]].
%%* EvilGenius
* EvilGloating: He loves it so much that [[spoiler:Chuck's BatmanGambit against him was entirely based on getting him to gloat so he could harvest various words to reconstruct his voiceprint password]].
* GoKartingWithBowser: Spends part of an episode getting to meet the Bartowskis through a game of charades.
** This in the latter half of an episode where he stormed the Buy More, disabled the CIA defenses, held Jeff and Lester hostage, and nearly followed through on a threat to kill Chuck for "capturing/threatening" Frost.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: [[spoiler:He was a test subject (Agent X) for a prototype Intersect, intended to imprint a cover personality. Then the cover personality started to take over...]]
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The first few episodes only; he gets his first real appearance in "Chuck Versus the First Fight".
* HeartbrokenBadass: Volkoff may be a crazy, psychotic arms dealer and international terrorist. But he's also a ''loveable'' psychotic arms dealer and terrorist, which makes you feel all the more sorry for him when [[spoiler: his daughter betrays him, and leaves him for dead.]]
* TheHeavy: [[spoiler:One could argue that Alexei Volkoff's ''existence'' is what caused the series to happen, as it was what would tear the Bartowski family apart. Stephen Bartowski's guilt over the whole ordeal caused him to leave his family and spend almost his ''entire career'' trying to fix what happened to his friend. It was only compounded when his wife went undercover into Volkoff Industries and the cover identity implanted in Hartley fell in love with her, forcing her to abandon her family for a long term undercover assignment.]]
%%* JekyllAndHyde
%%* LargeHam: ''Delicious'' ham, too.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* MoralityChain: He sincerely regrets being a DisappearedDad, and now desperately wants any kind of connection he can get with his daughter.
%%* NebulousEvilOrganisation: Volkoff Industries
* OmniscientDatabase: [[spoiler:Has (had) access to: Alpha Intersect]].
%%* PsychopathicManchild
%%* PsychoPrototype: [[spoiler:For the Intersect program.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Mary Bartowski's [=MI6=] handler? He is actually Alexei Volkoff.]]
** [[spoiler:He is actually a deep-cover CIA agent; his Volkoff identity was created from whole cloth by Orion's original Intersect.]]
* ShadowArchetype: [[spoiler:He is what Chuck could have become if he let the Intersect take over his life]].
* SweetTooth: If the fact that his ship has an ice cream parlor is anything to go by...
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Alexei Volkoff is actually a false identity created by an early Intersect program for a CIA agent. However, that identity ended up taking over completely.]]
%%* VillainousCrush: On Frost.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Has he reunited with his mother?
%%* {{Yandere}}: Over Frost.

!!'''Vivian [=McArthur=] [=/=] Vivian Volkoff'''

to:

Tropes associated with Volkoff:
%%* AffablyEvil
Marco:
* TheAtoner: In a rather hilarious manner, ActorAllusion: His role as he's trying to make amends to everyone he's hurt or rubbed the wrong way using his prison theraphy's 12-step-program, starting with his cutting in line of the prison cafeteria. Because he has "entitlement issues".
** [[spoiler: Played more seriously when the Hartley personality returns and he realizes he spent thirty years as a monster. He's especially disturbed and regretful of how he treated his daughter.]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: As in the above example, this
[[Film/RockyIV Ivan Drago]] is a man who has done some awful, ''awful'' things in his life. As he puts it, "everyone hates him." But when he starts making amends to those he wronged...'' he starts with an apology of cutting in a cafeteria line''.
referenced.
--> '''Marco''': I must ''break'' you.
* AxCrazy: Well, more like full on armored assault armed to the teeth with assault weapons and a bomb crazy.
* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler:Turns out that Alexei Volkoff was originally just a cover identity. Also see GoneHorriblyWrong and TomatoInTheMirror below.]]
%%* BigBad: Of Season 4.
%%* BreakingSpeech: He gives one to Chuck after TheReveal.
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CartoonishSupervillainy: The Contessa has laser grid defenses, the entrance to the bunker with the last Norseman component can only be entered by beating the computer in chess and he hid the Hydra network in the glass eye of one of his mooks, among other things. Volkoff is undoubtedly the cartooniest villain in the show. [[spoiler:But only because it was the personality grafted onto him by the Intersect prototype]].
* CatchPhrase: '' "So much...[[ForTheEvulz fun!]]" ''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass / ObfuscatingStupidity: He's introduced as Gregory Tuttle, a meek and milquetoast handler for Frost. [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler By the end of the episode]] he's revealed to be Alexei Volkoff, the whole "meek and milquetoast" bit being a front.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The scary, mentally unstable sort.
%%* ControlFreak: Self-confessed.
* CoolShip: The Contessa, which he bought from Craigs List Dubai. He calls it his Floating Fotress... of Fun.
* CrazyPrepared: Not only is his ship, ''The Contessa'', loaded with state-of-the-art stealth weaponry, and a back-up supercomputer, but it's also got a genuine ''ice cream parlor''.
** Not five minutes after the revelation, he's seen plotting while snacking on a double-scoop.
** Has a receptacle ready for whenever he uses a Q-tip to take a DNA sample from his mouth to get into secret lair.
%%* DiabolicalMastermind
* TheDreaded: Some of the most dangerous people of the world are downright ''terrified'' of him, and rightly so.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: He and Vivian so far are the only "villains" in the series to
EvenEvilHasLovedOnes
-->'''Marco''': Please, I
have received a HappilyEverAfter, made even more awesome with how in the ending he gives all of his Volkoff assets to Chuck and Sarah...a total of [[WealthyEverAfter 884 million dollars!]] ]]
* EvilBrit / RenegadeRussian: Plyed with; while he has a Russian name, acts like a typical RenegadeRussian, is stationed ''in'' Russia and was supposedly born there, and models his business after Stalin-era Soviet Russia, he speaks with a very distinctive British accent and uses mostly British slang, as does his daughter. [[spoiler: Probably forshadowing for the fact that he's not actually Russian]].
* EvilCounterpart: To Stephen Bartowski in that [[spoiler:he became evil testing an Intersect prototype on himself]].
family.
-->'''[[spoiler:Mary Bartowski/Frost]]''': So do I.
%%* EvilGenius
* EvilGloating: He loves it so much that [[spoiler:Chuck's BatmanGambit against him was entirely based on getting him to gloat so he could harvest various words to reconstruct his voiceprint password]].
* GoKartingWithBowser: Spends part of an episode getting to meet the Bartowskis through a game of charades.
** This in the latter half of an episode where he stormed the Buy More, disabled the CIA defenses, held Jeff and Lester hostage, and nearly followed through on a threat to kill Chuck for "capturing/threatening" Frost.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: [[spoiler:He was a test subject (Agent X) for a prototype Intersect, intended to imprint a cover personality. Then the cover personality started to take over...]]
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The first few episodes only; he gets his first real appearance in "Chuck Versus the First Fight".
* HeartbrokenBadass: Volkoff may be a crazy, psychotic arms dealer and international terrorist. But he's also a ''loveable'' psychotic arms dealer and terrorist, which makes you feel all the more sorry for him when [[spoiler: his daughter betrays him, and leaves him for dead.]]
* TheHeavy: [[spoiler:One could argue that Alexei Volkoff's ''existence'' is what caused the series to happen, as it was what would tear the Bartowski family apart. Stephen Bartowski's guilt over the whole ordeal caused him to leave his family and spend almost his ''entire career'' trying to fix what happened to his friend. It was only compounded when his wife went undercover into Volkoff Industries and the cover identity implanted in Hartley fell in love with her, forcing her to abandon her family for a long term undercover assignment.]]
GeniusBruiser
%%* JekyllAndHyde
%%* LargeHam: ''Delicious'' ham, too.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
GiantMook
* MoralityChain: He sincerely regrets being a DisappearedDad, and now desperately wants any kind of connection he can get with his daughter.
%%* NebulousEvilOrganisation: Volkoff Industries
RedScare: Casey's attitude towards Marco.
* OmniscientDatabase: [[spoiler:Has (had) access to: Alpha Intersect]].
%%* PsychopathicManchild
%%* PsychoPrototype: [[spoiler:For the Intersect program.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Mary Bartowski's [=MI6=] handler? He is actually Alexei Volkoff.]]
** [[spoiler:He is actually a deep-cover CIA agent; his Volkoff identity was created from whole cloth by Orion's original Intersect.]]
* ShadowArchetype: [[spoiler:He is what Chuck could have become if he let the Intersect take over his life]].
* SweetTooth: If the fact that his ship has an ice cream parlor is anything to go by...
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Alexei Volkoff is actually a false identity created by an early Intersect program for a CIA agent. However, that identity ended up taking over completely.]]
%%* VillainousCrush: On Frost.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Has he reunited with his mother?
%%* {{Yandere}}: Over Frost.

!!'''Vivian [=McArthur=] [=/=] Vivian Volkoff'''
TortureTechnician: A pretty lousy one, though...

!!'''Mr. Riley'''



'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Director\\

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' CEO / Director\\Lawyer\\



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[[caption-width:177:"You don't know who I am. You have both lied to me, betrayed me, and shattered my life."]]

''Portrayed by Lauren Cohan''

A young woman targeted for assassination by one of Volkoff's old lieutenants. She is believed to have the key to Volkoff's Hydra database, which is needed to take over his association. [[spoiler: She is Volkoff's daughter and originally had no knowledge of what her father did, or that the reason he had been sending her to various schools was to groom her as his successor. While she originally seems willing to help, her father's lawyer is able to manipulate her into thinking Chuck, and by extension the CIA, were just using her, prompting her to turn against them and take over her father's company, becoming the BigBad for the last chunk of season 4.]]

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[[caption-width:177:"You don't know who I am. You have both lied [[caption-width:177:"Nobody ever said no to me, betrayed me, and shattered my life.your father."]]

''Portrayed by Lauren Cohan''

A young woman targeted for assassination by one of Volkoff's old lieutenants. She is believed to have the key to Volkoff's Hydra database, which is needed to take over
[[Series/TwinPeaks Ray Wise]]''

Volkoff Industry's attorney who takes Vivian under
his association. [[spoiler: She is Volkoff's daughter and originally had no knowledge of what her father did, or that the reason he had been sending her to various schools was to groom her as his successor. While she originally seems willing to help, her father's lawyer is able to manipulate her into thinking Chuck, and by extension the CIA, were just using her, prompting her to turn against them and take over her father's company, becoming the BigBad for the last chunk of season 4.]]wing.



Tropes associated with Vivian:
* ActionGirl / FauxActionGirl: Has a black belt but has yet to be shown doing any hand-to-hand combat. However, she's no DistressedDamsel either.
-->'''Boris:''' You were skeetshooting at age 7, had your black belt by 13, and by the time you graduated from the London School of Economics, you were fluent in 5 languages.
%%* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]]
%%* BadassNormal
* BreakTheCutie: You can't blame her for being pissed, her father and the CIA both lied to her, she had no other place to go for answers.
* CatchPhrase: "Nobody can/will be able to touch me, ever."
* EvilCostumeSwitch: After becoming a villain, she starts wearing more black clothes and leather.
%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: At the end of season four she's given a blank identity so that she can start afresh and faces no consequences for the numerous attempts she made on the lives of Team Bartowski, actual successful murders of several other people, and whatever other crimes were committed either by her or on her behalf while running her father's company.]]
* LonelyRichKid: Grew up as one.
* ParentalAbandonment: Though her father did pay for her schooling, Vivian says that he was never a part of her life.
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: How she was defeated.

!!'''Heather Chandler'''

to:

Tropes associated with Vivian:
Riley:
%%* AmoralAttorney
%%* TheDragon
%%* EvilMentor
* ActionGirl / FauxActionGirl: Has a black belt but has yet to be shown doing any hand-to-hand combat. However, she's no DistressedDamsel either.
-->'''Boris:''' You
LargeHam: For the life of him, ''he tries''. ...At the insistence of [[BunnyEarsLawyer Alexei]], naturally.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:He knew Volkoff and Hartley
were skeetshooting at age 7, had your black belt by 13, and by the time you graduated from the London School of Economics, you were fluent in 5 languages.
%%* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]]
%%* BadassNormal
* BreakTheCutie: You can't blame her for being pissed, her father
one and the CIA both lied to her, she had no other place to go same]]. He's also primarily responsible for answers.
* CatchPhrase: "Nobody can/will be able to touch me, ever."
* EvilCostumeSwitch: After becoming a villain, she starts wearing more black clothes and leather.
%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: At the end of season four she's given a blank identity so that she can start afresh and faces no consequences for the numerous attempts she made on the lives of Team Bartowski, actual successful murders of several other people, and whatever other crimes were committed either by her or on her behalf while running her father's company.]]
* LonelyRichKid: Grew up as one.
* ParentalAbandonment: Though her father did pay for her schooling,
Vivian says that turning evil, and does what he was never a part of can to push her life.
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: How she was defeated.

!!'''Heather Chandler'''
further to the dark side.

!!'''Yuri The Gobbler'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\Operative / Bodyguard\\



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[[caption-width:177:"Thanks for that, movie dork. I bet you have like a Tron poster in your room."]]

''Portrayed by [[Creator/ParisHilton Nicole Richie]]''

Heather was a [[TheBully high school]] [[BlatantLies friend]] of Sarah Walker, who Heather knew under the alias Jenny Burton. She married Mark Ratner, a high school nerd who ended up as a wealthy engineer. She illegally sold several of his secrets on the black market and was eventually captured by Team Chuck. She later reveals that she was working for Volkoff Industries. She first appeared in "Chuck Versus the Cougars" and returned in "Chuck Versus the Cubic Z".

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[[caption-width:177:"Thanks for that, movie dork. I bet you have like a Tron poster in your room."]]

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[[caption-width:177:''"Don't '''ever''' ask me why he's called "The Gobbler". It's because he... well...eats people."'' ~ Volkoff, on Yuri]]

''Portrayed by [[Creator/ParisHilton Nicole Richie]]''

Heather
Matthew Willig''

Real name - '''Yuri Gobrienko'''. Volkoff's most trusted bodyguard and henchman. He had direct access to something Volkoff needed: His arms pipeline and network, "Hydra." After his escape from prison
was a [[TheBully high school]] [[BlatantLies friend]] of Sarah Walker, who Heather knew under the alias Jenny Burton. She married Mark Ratner, a high school nerd who ended up as a wealthy engineer. She illegally sold several of his secrets on the black market arranged and was eventually captured pulled off by Team Chuck. She later reveals that she Bartowski, [[YouHaveFailedMe he was working promptly disposed of by Volkoff]] for Volkoff Industries. She jeopardizing his entire network in the first appeared in "Chuck Versus the Cougars" and returned in "Chuck Versus the Cubic Z".place.



Tropes associated with Heather:
* AlphaBitch: Heather was this in high school and remains one into adulthood.
* BreakingSpeech: In her second appearance, Heather is able to figure out that Sarah and Chuck are together as well as prey on Sarah's insecurities about their relationship.
* {{Callback}}: Turns out that deal she made with with the [[TheMafiya Russian Mafia]] during Season 2 was for Volkoff from the start.
* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: She's this to Sarah. Even after severely kicking her ass in her first appearance, Sarah is visibly intimidated when she sees her again, while she clearly takes great delight in getting a chance to continue her bullying, even lampshading this trope in her second episode, referring to her as her 'High School Punching bag.


!!'''Marco'''

to:

Tropes associated with Heather:
The Gobbler:
%%* TheBigGuy
* AlphaBitch: Heather was this in high school and remains one into adulthood.
* BreakingSpeech: In her second appearance, Heather is able
IAmAHumanitarian: He doesn't waste time trying to figure take bites out that Sarah and of Chuck are together as well as prey on Sarah's insecurities about their relationship.
when they fight. If not for the Intersect, Chuck would have likely been eaten by him.
* {{Callback}}: Turns MadeOfIron: He was knocked out that deal she made with with the [[TheMafiya Russian Mafia]] during Season 2 was cold when Casey shot-put a toaster oven in his face, yet came out not too worse for wear afterwards.
* EyeScream: The data for accessing Hydra is found in his fake eye, which
Volkoff from the start.
* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: She's this to Sarah. Even
messily pops out after severely kicking her ass killing him.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Volkoff was none too happy that he was caught and endagered the Hydra network if they CIA discovered what was
in her first appearance, Sarah his eye.
** YouHaveFailedMe
* YouLookFamiliar: Willig previously appeared in "Chuck Versus the Tango" as La Ciudad's bodyguard, however WordOfGod confirms that Yuri
is visibly intimidated when she sees her again, while she clearly takes great delight in getting a chance to continue her bullying, even lampshading this trope in her second episode, referring to her as her 'High School Punching bag.


!!'''Marco'''
''not'' the same character.
%%* WeHardlyKnewYou
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Everyone Else]]
!!'''Alex [=McHugh=]'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"I must break you..."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/DolphLundgren''

A GiantMook under the employ of Mr. Volkoff, Marco was in the process of smuggling a powerful EMP device until he was thwarted by Chuck and his crew.

[[spoiler:He was shot and killed by Mary Elizabeth Bartowski.]]

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Operative\\
None\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
None]
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[[caption-width:177:"I must break you...[[caption-width:177:"Whether you like it or not, dad, I'm not going anywhere."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/DolphLundgren''

A GiantMook under the employ
Mekenna Melvin''

The daughter
of Mr. Volkoff, Marco Alex Coburn [[spoiler:(alias John Casey)]] and Kathleen [=McHugh=]. Kathleen was in the process of smuggling a powerful EMP device until he told that Alex was thwarted by Chuck and his crew.

[[spoiler:He was shot and
killed in combat in 1989 (actually volunteered for a special unit) while she was pregnant with their daughter. [[spoiler:John first found out about his daughter twenty-one years later in "Chuck Versus the Tic Tac".]] After being targeted by Mary Elizabeth Bartowski.Ring agents, she becomes aware of her father's true occupation. [[spoiler:She is currently dating Morgan Grimes with her father's reluctant approval.]]



Tropes associated with Marco:
* ActorAllusion: His role as [[Film/RockyIV Ivan Drago]] is referenced.
--> '''Marco''': I must ''break'' you.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes
-->'''Marco''': Please, I have a family.
-->'''[[spoiler:Mary Bartowski/Frost]]''': So do I.
%%* GeniusBruiser
%%* GiantMook
* RedScare: Casey's attitude towards Marco.
* TortureTechnician: A pretty lousy one, though...

!!'''Mr. Riley'''

to:

Tropes associated with Marco:
Alex:
* ActorAllusion: His role ActionGirl: The potential is there, seeing as [[Film/RockyIV Ivan Drago]] is referenced.
--> '''Marco''':
she managed to stun Casey with a five-hit combo. [[spoiler:Of course, she's his ''daughter''.]] [[FauxActionGirl Sadly, beyond that one scene, we never see her in physical action again.]]
-->'''Alex:'''
I must ''break'' you.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes
-->'''Marco''': Please, I have a family.
-->'''[[spoiler:Mary Bartowski/Frost]]''': So do I.
got an A in my self-defense class!
%%* GeniusBruiser
%%* GiantMook
DeadGuyJunior
* RedScare: Casey's attitude towards Marco.
DisappearedDad: Alex Coburn died during an operation in Honduras in 1989 while Kathleen [=McHugh=] was pregnant. [[spoiler:His death was faked; he then joined a Black Ops team and takes on the name John Casey.]]
* TortureTechnician: A pretty lousy one, though...

!!'''Mr. Riley'''
[[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Extremely Dour Colonel's Beautiful Daughter]]

!!'''Generalissimo Alejandro Fulgencio Goya'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Lawyer\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:"Nobody ever said no to your father."]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/TwinPeaks Ray Wise]]''

Volkoff Industry's attorney who takes Vivian under his wing.

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Lawyer\\
Dictator / General\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
The Republic of Costa Gravas]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mrriley001_2796.org/pmwiki/pub/images/goya01_2301.png
[[caption-width:177:"Nobody ever said no to your father."]]

[[caption-width:177:"Come...''to Costa Gravas!''"]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/TwinPeaks Ray Wise]]''

Volkoff Industry's attorney
Creator/ArmandAssante''

Dictator of [[BananaRepublic fictional Latin American country]] Costa Gravas. Four presidents (Gerald Ford, UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush) issued a kill order on him but failed. Those orders were carried out by John Casey,
who takes Vivian under Goya calls the "Angel of Death." He gained many enemies, both inside and outside his wing.country, when he decided to allow democratic elections. He is deeply fond of Captain Awesome, the man who saved his life, [[ChivalrousPervert and even fonder of his wife Ellie.]] He also respects Casey, who (unwillingly) gave donated blood to save him, and gives him a new nickname "Angel of Life."



Tropes associated with Riley:
%%* AmoralAttorney
%%* TheDragon
%%* EvilMentor
* LargeHam: For the life of him, ''he tries''. ...At the insistence of [[BunnyEarsLawyer Alexei]], naturally.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:He knew Volkoff and Hartley were one and the same]]. He's also primarily responsible for Vivian turning evil, and does what he can to push her further to the dark side.

!!'''Yuri The Gobbler'''

to:

Tropes associated with Riley:
Goya:
* AffablyEvil / FauxAffablyEvil
%%* AmoralAttorney
%%* TheDragon
%%* EvilMentor
BunnyEarsLawyer
* LargeHam: For the CaptainErsatz: He shares qualities with Fidel Castro but his larger than life persona and love of him, ''he tries''. ...At the insistence good life (not to mention his middle name) is more reminiscent of Fulgencio Batista.
%%* ChewingTheScenery
%%* ChivalrousPervert
* FamousNamedForeigner: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgencio_Batista Fulgencio]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Goya Goya]].
%%* FriendlyEnemy: To Casey.
%%* LargeHam
%%* RasputinianDeath: Had a few of these
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite his
[[BunnyEarsLawyer Alexei]], naturally.
quirks]], the guy is a relatively efficient dictator.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:He knew Volkoff SpicyLatina: Married to one.
* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell, Dictator?]]: Just as Casey
and Hartley were one and the same]]. He's also primarily responsible for Vivian turning evil, and does what Beckman thought he can may have truly sided with America - after the...who-knows-what attempt on his life, by ''[[spoiler:his own wife]]'' this time - they discover he purchased a [[NukeEm Nuclear ICBM]] from Volkoff. [[DudeNotFunny Directly calibrated to push her further to the dark side.

!!'''Yuri The Gobbler'''
hit a major southern city in North America]].

!!'''Gertrude Verbanski'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Operative / Bodyguard\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
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[[caption-width:177:''"Don't '''ever''' ask me why he's called "The Gobbler". It's because he... well...eats people."'' ~ Volkoff, on Yuri]]

''Portrayed by Matthew Willig''

Real name - '''Yuri Gobrienko'''. Volkoff's most trusted bodyguard and henchman. He had direct access to something Volkoff needed: His arms pipeline and network, "Hydra." After his escape from prison was arranged and pulled off by Team Bartowski, [[YouHaveFailedMe he was promptly disposed of by Volkoff]] for jeopardizing his entire network in the first place.

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Operative / Bodyguard\\
CEO\\
'''Affiliation''': Volkoff Industries]
Verbanski Corporation]
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[[caption-width:177:''"Don't '''ever''' ask me why he's called "The Gobbler". It's because he... well...eats people."'' ~ Volkoff, on Yuri]]

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[[caption-width:177:"Sorry, if I got too physical. Must be the uniform."]]

''Portrayed by Matthew Willig''

Real name - '''Yuri Gobrienko'''. Volkoff's most trusted bodyguard and henchman. He
[[Film/TheMatrix Carrie Anne Moss]]''

A (presumably) Russian or Slavic PMC soldier who
had direct access to something Volkoff needed: His arms pipeline and network, "Hydra." After his escape from prison was arranged and pulled off by Team Bartowski, [[YouHaveFailedMe he was promptly disposed of by Volkoff]] for jeopardizing his entire network a moment with John Casey in the first place.past. She has now returned and is helping the team as well as providing Casey with some romance.



Tropes associated with The Gobbler:
%%* TheBigGuy
* IAmAHumanitarian: He doesn't waste time trying to take bites out of Chuck when they fight. If not for the Intersect, Chuck would have likely been eaten by him.
* MadeOfIron: He was knocked out cold when Casey shot-put a toaster oven in his face, yet came out not too worse for wear afterwards.
* EyeScream: The data for accessing Hydra is found in his fake eye, which Volkoff messily pops out after killing him.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Volkoff was none too happy that he was caught and endagered the Hydra network if they CIA discovered what was in his eye.
** YouHaveFailedMe
* YouLookFamiliar: Willig previously appeared in "Chuck Versus the Tango" as La Ciudad's bodyguard, however WordOfGod confirms that Yuri is ''not'' the same character.
%%* WeHardlyKnewYou
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Everyone Else]]
!!'''Alex [=McHugh=]'''

to:

Tropes associated with The Gobbler:
%%* TheBigGuy
Verbanski:
* IAmAHumanitarian: He doesn't waste time trying to take bites out of Chuck when they fight. If not for ActionGirl: She once disarmed Casey! ''(And even encased the Intersect, Chuck would have likely been eaten by him.
weapon she took from him!)''
* MadeOfIron: He was knocked out cold when BunnyEarsLawyer: Is an efficient operative and businesswoman in her own right. But, whenever Casey shot-put a toaster oven is involved, she either gets weak in his face, yet came out not too worse the knees, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial flustered]], or just plain ''[[{{Tsundere}} weird]]''.
%%* DarkActionGirl: Depends on the job.
%%* OfficialCouple: With Casey.
%%* PrivateMilitaryContractor
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Is a "master" of these. When flustered enough, ''[[BunnyEarsLawyer she'll begin ranting
for wear afterwards.
* EyeScream: The data for accessing Hydra is found in his fake eye, which Volkoff messily pops out after killing him.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Volkoff was none too happy that he was caught
no reason - even as no one brought anything up!]]''
-->''(Both Sarah
and endagered the Hydra network if they CIA discovered what was in his eye.
** YouHaveFailedMe
* YouLookFamiliar: Willig previously appeared in "Chuck Versus the Tango" as La Ciudad's bodyguard, however WordOfGod confirms that Yuri is ''not'' the same character.
%%* WeHardlyKnewYou
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Everyone Else]]
!!'''Alex [=McHugh=]'''
Verbanski silence a couple of mooks during a mission...)''
-->'''Verbanski:''' "...Fine! I love Casey! Just stop grilling me!"
-->'''Sarah:''' "[[FlatWhat ...]]"
%%ZCE* {{Tsundere}}

!!'''Jack Burton'''



'''Rank/Job:''' None\\

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' None\\Con Artist\\



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[[caption-width:177:"Whether you like it or not, dad, I'm not going anywhere."]]

''Portrayed by Mekenna Melvin''

The daughter of Alex Coburn [[spoiler:(alias John Casey)]] and Kathleen [=McHugh=]. Kathleen was told that Alex was killed in combat in 1989 (actually volunteered for a special unit) while she was pregnant with their daughter. [[spoiler:John first found out about his daughter twenty-one years later in "Chuck Versus the Tic Tac".]] After being targeted by Ring agents, she becomes aware of her father's true occupation. [[spoiler:She is currently dating Morgan Grimes with her father's reluctant approval.]]

to:

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[[caption-width:177:"Whether you like it or not, dad, I'm not going anywhere."]]

[[caption-width:177:"A thief has to run out of town as fast as he can, but a good con man can leave whenever he wants"]]

''Portrayed by Mekenna Melvin''

The daughter of Alex Coburn [[spoiler:(alias John Casey)]] and Kathleen [=McHugh=]. Kathleen was told that Alex was killed in combat in 1989 (actually volunteered for
Creator/GaryCole''

Sarah's somewhat estranged father. He is
a special unit) while two-bit ConMan who frequently involved Sarah when she was pregnant a kid in his schemes, and often rewarded her with their daughter. [[spoiler:John first ice cream or sometimes hard cash. Sarah claims that her experiences with him rubbed her the wrong way, but Jack ''(correctly)'' deduced that she had way more fun conning people than she would care to admit. That said, he always kept her well-being and happiness at heart, and in his own way, looked out for her.

When Sarah was in high school, Director Graham arrested him "for his own protection" after he conned a particularly dangerous man - this same incident was when she was recruited into the CIA. Jack however
found out about his daughter twenty-one years later in "Chuck Versus the Tic Tac".]] After her much later, and despite being targeted by Ring agents, she becomes aware on opposite sides of her father's true occupation. [[spoiler:She is currently dating Morgan Grimes with her father's reluctant approval.]]the law, he's proud of her. Using his skills as a confidence man, Jack helped out Chuck and his team on two seperate occassions: Freezing the funds of a powerful Sheikh, and obtaining Iranian nuclear missile plans.



Tropes associated with Alex:
* ActionGirl: The potential is there, seeing as she managed to stun Casey with a five-hit combo. [[spoiler:Of course, she's his ''daughter''.]] [[FauxActionGirl Sadly, beyond that one scene, we never see her in physical action again.]]
-->'''Alex:''' I got an A in my self-defense class!
%%* DeadGuyJunior
* DisappearedDad: Alex Coburn died during an operation in Honduras in 1989 while Kathleen [=McHugh=] was pregnant. [[spoiler:His death was faked; he then joined a Black Ops team and takes on the name John Casey.]]
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Extremely Dour Colonel's Beautiful Daughter]]

!!'''Generalissimo Alejandro Fulgencio Goya'''

to:

Tropes associated with Alex:
Jack:
* ActionGirl: The potential is there, seeing as she managed to stun AffablyEvil: Absolute bottom feeding scum of the Earth. But ''he's a hell of a dancer''.
* AffectionateNickname: Calls Chuck "schnuck" and
Casey "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin cop face.]]"
%%* ConMan
%%* CoolOldGuy
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A magnificent jerk
with a five-hit combo. [[spoiler:Of course, she's his ''daughter''.]] [[FauxActionGirl Sadly, beyond the biggest heart ever!
%%* TheNicknamer
* NoodleIncident: Exactly who Jack conned
that one scene, we prompted Graham to arrest him and enlist Sarah to protect them was never see her in physical action again.]]
-->'''Alex:''' I got an A in my self-defense class!
%%* DeadGuyJunior
expanded on.
* DisappearedDad: Alex Coburn died during an operation in Honduras in 1989 while Kathleen [=McHugh=] was pregnant. [[spoiler:His death was faked; WildCard: No matter how much he then joined loves Sarah, he's still a Black Ops team ConMan to the core, and takes on the name John Casey.]]
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Extremely Dour Colonel's Beautiful Daughter]]

!!'''Generalissimo Alejandro Fulgencio Goya'''
can never really be trusted.

!!'''Nicholas Quinn'''



'''Rank/Job:''' Dictator / General\\
'''Affiliation''': The Republic of Costa Gravas]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/goya01_2301.png
[[caption-width:177:"Come...''to Costa Gravas!''"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/ArmandAssante''

Dictator of [[BananaRepublic fictional Latin American country]] Costa Gravas. Four presidents (Gerald Ford, UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush) issued a kill order on him but failed. Those orders were carried out by John Casey, who Goya calls the "Angel of Death." He gained many enemies, both inside and outside his country, when he decided to allow democratic elections. He is deeply fond of Captain Awesome, the man who saved his life, [[ChivalrousPervert and even fonder of his wife Ellie.]] He also respects Casey, who (unwillingly) gave donated blood to save him, and gives him a new nickname "Angel of Life."

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' Dictator / General\\
Special Agent (formerly)\\
'''Affiliation''': The Republic of Costa Gravas]
CIA (formerly)]
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[[caption-width:177:"Come...''to Costa Gravas!''"]]

[[caption-width:177:"Nice to meet you. I'm Nicholas Quinn. And I'm about to become the Intersect."]]

''Portrayed by Creator/ArmandAssante''

Dictator
Angus Macfadyen''

A rogue freelance spy who has something
of [[BananaRepublic fictional Latin American country]] Costa Gravas. Four presidents (Gerald Ford, UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge vendetta against Chuck]], to put it very mellow. He was a top-grade CIA agent who was set to be the agency's first true Intersect Agent. However, Bryce Larkin happened. After that, his life and UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush) issued career began a kill order on him but failed. Those orders were carried downward spiral until he left the CIA and began to work freelance. ...[[LaserGuidedKarma For Fulcrum, The Ring, and Volkoff Industries]], all organizations which Chuck himself put out by John Casey, who Goya calls the "Angel of Death." He gained many enemies, both inside commission, and outside Quinn out of business. Quinn snapped, and made it his country, when he decided life's mission to allow democratic elections. He is deeply fond of Captain Awesome, the man who saved his life, [[ChivalrousPervert and make Chuck's life a living hell even fonder of worse than his wife Ellie.]] He also respects Casey, who (unwillingly) gave donated blood to save him, own, and gives him a new nickname "Angel of Life."
get the Intersect while he's at it, which technically is ''rightfully his anyway.''



Tropes associated with Goya:
* AffablyEvil / FauxAffablyEvil
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CaptainErsatz: He shares qualities with Fidel Castro but his larger than life persona and love of the good life (not to mention his middle name) is more reminiscent of Fulgencio Batista.
%%* ChewingTheScenery
%%* ChivalrousPervert
* FamousNamedForeigner: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgencio_Batista Fulgencio]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Goya Goya]].
%%* FriendlyEnemy: To Casey.
%%* LargeHam
%%* RasputinianDeath: Had a few of these
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite his [[BunnyEarsLawyer quirks]], the guy is a relatively efficient dictator.
* SpicyLatina: Married to one.
* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell, Dictator?]]: Just as Casey and Beckman thought he may have truly sided with America - after the...who-knows-what attempt on his life, by ''[[spoiler:his own wife]]'' this time - they discover he purchased a [[NukeEm Nuclear ICBM]] from Volkoff. [[DudeNotFunny Directly calibrated to hit a major southern city in North America]].

!!'''Gertrude Verbanski'''

to:

Tropes associated with Goya:
Quinn:
* AffablyEvil / FauxAffablyEvil
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CaptainErsatz:
ActionSurvivor: He shares qualities with Fidel Castro but has an incredible talent of escaping extremely dangerous situations. Practically an expy of [[Series/{{Alias}} Sark]].
** He survived being tortured for 378 days.
* ArchEnemy: While Chuck would more or less see Shaw as
his larger than life persona and love greatest enemy, Quinn openly views Chuck as his.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Being tortured for over a year in a hole didn't do anything for his sanity, or [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge anger management]].
* BigBad: Of the second-half
of the good life (not to mention his middle name) is more reminiscent of Fulgencio Batista.
final season.
%%* ChewingTheScenery
%%* ChivalrousPervert
TheChessmaster
* FamousNamedForeigner: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgencio_Batista Fulgencio]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Goya Goya]].
%%* FriendlyEnemy:
{{Determinator}}: To Casey.
%%* LargeHam
%%* RasputinianDeath: Had
a few of these
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite his [[BunnyEarsLawyer quirks]], the guy
practically hilarious degree - this is a relatively efficient dictator.
* SpicyLatina: Married
man who will stop at nothing to one.
get the Intersect. Case in point? Getting kicked out of a moving ''bullet train'', and ''[[RuleOfCool still somehow managing to get back inside]].''
* [[WhatTheHellHero What {{Knight Of Cerebus}}: His {{Mind Rape}} of Sarah made the final two episodes exceptionally dark for a normally light hearted show.
* LargeHam: Big time - although not quite as ''delicious'' as Volkoff.
--> "I'm former CIA too…
The Hell, Dictator?]]: Just as Casey Intersect was supposed to be ''mine''… But then Larkin stole it for ''you''. So I went back at into the field, and Beckman thought he may have truly sided with America then got captured… (laughs) Oooh, and tortured in a hole in the ground for 378 days - after the...who-knows-what attempt on '''''IN A HOLE!'''''"
--> "'''''[[WickedCultured ENOUGH OF THE KABUKI!]]'''''"
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* SanitySlippage: Chuck has, for the lack of better words, completely ruined
his life, by ''[[spoiler:his own wife]]'' even if unintentional. The constant repeats have driven the guy completely insane.
* UnknownRival: Chuck had no idea of what he did to
this time - they discover guy; no one knew him, or that he purchased a [[NukeEm Nuclear ICBM]] from Volkoff. [[DudeNotFunny Directly calibrated to hit a major southern city in North America]].

!!'''Gertrude Verbanski'''
was working for all the baddies that Team Bartowski faced off against over the run of the show.

!!'''The Belgian'''



'''Rank/Job:''' CEO\\
'''Affiliation''': Verbanski Corporation]
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[[caption-width:177:"Sorry, if I got too physical. Must be the uniform."]]

''Portrayed by [[Film/TheMatrix Carrie Anne Moss]]''

A (presumably) Russian or Slavic PMC soldier who had a moment with John Casey in the past. She has now returned and is helping the team as well as providing Casey with some romance.

to:

'''Rank/Job:''' CEO\\
Crime Lord\\
'''Affiliation''': Verbanski Corporation]
Belgian Organized Crime]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/verbanski001_734.org/pmwiki/pub/images/thebelgian001_6751.png
[[caption-width:177:"Sorry, if I got too physical. Must be the uniform."]]

[[caption-width:177:"Pursue Agent Carmichael, and we will kill him - ''slowly.''"]]

''Portrayed by [[Film/TheMatrix Carrie Anne Moss]]''

A (presumably) Russian or Slavic PMC soldier
[[Series/TheThornBirds Richard Chamberlain]]''

Real name - '''Adelbert de Smet'''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Just how it sounds]], [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment The Belgian is a Belgian man
who is in charge of Belgian Organized Crime]]. An extremely dangerous individual who specializes in smuggling highly sensitive intelligence, he had a moment with John Casey in information on the past. She has now returned identity of the Intersect. However, when Chuck practically fell into his lap, he got ambitious and is helping decided to kidnap Chuck to extract the team as well as providing Casey with some romance.Intersect, or just sell off ''Chuck'' himself altogether. Even if he had to lobotomize him.

[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge He was knocked out and arrested by Chuck's very protective, and very pissed off girlfriend.]]



Tropes associated with Verbanski:
* ActionGirl: She once disarmed Casey! ''(And even encased the weapon she took from him!)''
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Is an efficient operative and businesswoman in her own right. But, whenever Casey is involved, she either gets weak in the knees, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial flustered]], or just plain ''[[{{Tsundere}} weird]]''.
%%* DarkActionGirl: Depends on the job.
%%* OfficialCouple: With Casey.
%%* PrivateMilitaryContractor
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Is a "master" of these. When flustered enough, ''[[BunnyEarsLawyer she'll begin ranting for no reason - even as no one brought anything up!]]''
-->''(Both Sarah and Verbanski silence a couple of mooks during a mission...)''
-->'''Verbanski:''' "...Fine! I love Casey! Just stop grilling me!"
-->'''Sarah:''' "[[FlatWhat ...]]"
%%ZCE* {{Tsundere}}

!!'''Jack Burton'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Con Artist\\
'''Affiliation''': None]
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[[caption-width:177:"A thief has to run out of town as fast as he can, but a good con man can leave whenever he wants"]]

''Portrayed by Creator/GaryCole''

Sarah's somewhat estranged father. He is a two-bit ConMan who frequently involved Sarah when she was a kid in his schemes, and often rewarded her with ice cream or sometimes hard cash. Sarah claims that her experiences with him rubbed her the wrong way, but Jack ''(correctly)'' deduced that she had way more fun conning people than she would care to admit. That said, he always kept her well-being and happiness at heart, and in his own way, looked out for her.

When Sarah was in high school, Director Graham arrested him "for his own protection" after he conned a particularly dangerous man - this same incident was when she was recruited into the CIA. Jack however found out about her much later, and despite being on opposite sides of the law, he's proud of her. Using his skills as a confidence man, Jack helped out Chuck and his team on two seperate occassions: Freezing the funds of a powerful Sheikh, and obtaining Iranian nuclear missile plans.
----
Tropes associated with Jack:
* AffablyEvil: Absolute bottom feeding scum of the Earth. But ''he's a hell of a dancer''.
* AffectionateNickname: Calls Chuck "schnuck" and Casey "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin cop face.]]"
%%* ConMan
%%* CoolOldGuy
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A magnificent jerk with the biggest heart ever!
%%* TheNicknamer
* NoodleIncident: Exactly who Jack conned that prompted Graham to arrest him and enlist Sarah to protect them was never expanded on.
* WildCard: No matter how much he loves Sarah, he's still a ConMan to the core, and can never really be trusted.

!!'''Nicholas Quinn'''
[floatboxright:
'''Rank/Job:''' Special Agent (formerly)\\
'''Affiliation''': CIA (formerly)]
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[[caption-width:177:"Nice to meet you. I'm Nicholas Quinn. And I'm about to become the Intersect."]]

''Portrayed by Angus Macfadyen''

A rogue freelance spy who has something of a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge vendetta against Chuck]], to put it very mellow. He was a top-grade CIA agent who was set to be the agency's first true Intersect Agent. However, Bryce Larkin happened. After that, his life and career began a downward spiral until he left the CIA and began to work freelance. ...[[LaserGuidedKarma For Fulcrum, The Ring, and Volkoff Industries]], all organizations which Chuck himself put out of commission, and Quinn out of business. Quinn snapped, and made it his life's mission to make Chuck's life a living hell even worse than his own, and get the Intersect while he's at it, which technically is ''rightfully his anyway.''
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Tropes associated with Quinn:
* ActionSurvivor: He has an incredible talent of escaping extremely dangerous situations. Practically an expy of [[Series/{{Alias}} Sark]].
** He survived being tortured for 378 days.
* ArchEnemy: While Chuck would more or less see Shaw as his greatest enemy, Quinn openly views Chuck as his.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Being tortured for over a year in a hole didn't do anything for his sanity, or [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge anger management]].
* BigBad: Of the second-half of the final season.
%%* TheChessmaster
* {{Determinator}}: To a practically hilarious degree - this is a man who will stop at nothing to get the Intersect. Case in point? Getting kicked out of a moving ''bullet train'', and ''[[RuleOfCool still somehow managing to get back inside]].''
* {{Knight Of Cerebus}}: His {{Mind Rape}} of Sarah made the final two episodes exceptionally dark for a normally light hearted show.
* LargeHam: Big time - although not quite as ''delicious'' as Volkoff.
--> "I'm former CIA too… The Intersect was supposed to be ''mine''… But then Larkin stole it for ''you''. So I went back at into the field, and then got captured… (laughs) Oooh, and tortured in a hole in the ground for 378 days - '''''IN A HOLE!'''''"
--> "'''''[[WickedCultured ENOUGH OF THE KABUKI!]]'''''"
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* SanitySlippage: Chuck has, for the lack of better words, completely ruined his life, even if unintentional. The constant repeats have driven the guy completely insane.
* UnknownRival: Chuck had no idea of what he did to this guy; no one knew him, or that he was working for all the baddies that Team Bartowski faced off against over the run of the show.

!!'''The Belgian'''
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'''Rank/Job:''' Crime Lord\\
'''Affiliation''': Belgian Organized Crime]
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[[caption-width:177:"Pursue Agent Carmichael, and we will kill him - ''slowly.''"]]

''Portrayed by [[Series/TheThornBirds Richard Chamberlain]]''

Real name - '''Adelbert de Smet'''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Just how it sounds]], [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment The Belgian is a Belgian man who is in charge of Belgian Organized Crime]]. An extremely dangerous individual who specializes in smuggling highly sensitive intelligence, he had information on the identity of the Intersect. However, when Chuck practically fell into his lap, he got ambitious and decided to kidnap Chuck to extract the Intersect, or just sell off ''Chuck'' himself altogether. Even if he had to lobotomize him.

[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge He was knocked out and arrested by Chuck's very protective, and very pissed off girlfriend.]]
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