History Characters / KnightRider

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* TheFaceless: His face as Michael Long is hidden in shadow for his only pre-surgery scene.
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[[folder:'''FLAG''']]

!'''Michael Knight (David Hasselhoff)'''

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[[folder:'''FLAG''']]

!'''Michael Knight (David Hasselhoff)'''
!Foundation for Law and Government (FLAG)
[[folder:Michael Knight]]
!!Michael Knight

->'''Played by:''' Creator/DavidHasselhoff




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* TheCharmer

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* TheCharmerTheCharmer: He's cocky, cheeky and devil-may-care, and he's the type of guy you can't help but like.



* DespairEventHorizon: In the episode ''Junk Yard Dogs'', after he watches KITT being pulled up from the toxic waste pool with all his paint ''bleached'' off and his insides eaten out.

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* DespairEventHorizon: DespairEventHorizon:
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In the episode ''Junk "Junk Yard Dogs'', Dogs", after he watches KITT being pulled up from the toxic waste pool with all his paint ''bleached'' off and his insides eaten out.



* {{Determinator}}

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* {{Determinator}}{{Determinator}}: He never gives up when it comes to help people, no matter what.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: With KITT, sort of, since KITT is an AI but with a male voice programming



* LeeroyJenkins: What some fans think of him. Many think KITT's the real star.



* PlatonicLifePartners: With KITT.




!'''K.I.T.T. (William Daniels)'''
KITT '''Knight Industries Two Thousand''' is the artificial intelligence of the autonomous car with whom Michael Knight is partnered. KITT was designed by the late Wilton Knight, a brilliant but eccentric billionaire and founder of the Foundation for Law and Government or (FLAG).

* BattleButler

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\n!'''K.[[/folder]]

[[folder: K.
I.T.T. (William Daniels)'''\nKITT '''Knight ]]
!!Knight
Industries Two Thousand''' Thousand (K.I.T.T.)
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/WilliamDaniels

K.I.T.T. ('''K'''night '''I'''ndustries '''T'''wo '''T'''housand)
is the artificial intelligence of the autonomous car with whom Michael Knight is partnered. KITT K.I.T.T. was designed by the late Wilton Knight, a brilliant but eccentric billionaire and founder of the Foundation for Law and Government or (FLAG).

* BattleButler
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* HypercompetentSidekick

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* HypercompetentSidekickHyperCompetentSidekick



* TheJeeves: To Michael.



* MadeOfIndestructium: His "molecularly-bonded shell."

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* MadeOfIndestructium: His "molecularly-bonded shell."Molecular Bonded Shell."




!'''Devon Miles (Edward Mulhare)'''
The director of FLAG, who appears in nearly every episode to provide mission details to Michael and KITT. He's also the spokesman for FLAG whenever it came under scrutiny. In his youth, made quite a name for himself racing motorcycles in the Tourist Trophy races. Was a member of the Royal Air Force.

Devon was a member of the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) during World War II, serving under a Commander Smythe. Went undercover in occupied France as 'Valentino' the knife thrower as part of Gunther Major's circus for three months.

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\n!'''Devon Miles (Edward Mulhare)'''\n[[/folder]]

[[folder: Devon Miles]]
!!Devon Miles
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->'''Played by:''' Edward Mulhare

The director of FLAG, who appears in nearly every episode to provide mission details to Michael and KITT. He's also the spokesman for FLAG whenever it came under scrutiny. In his youth, made quite a name for himself racing motorcycles in the Tourist Trophy races. Was a member of the Royal Air Force. \n\nDevon was a member of the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) during World War II, serving under a Commander Smythe. Went undercover in occupied France as 'Valentino' the knife thrower as part of Gunther Major's circus for three months.
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!'''Dr. Bonnie Barstow (Patricia [=McPherson=])'''

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\n!'''Dr. [[/folder]]

[[folder:
Bonnie Barstow (Patricia [=McPherson=])'''Barstow]]
!!Dr. Bonnie Barstow
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->'''Played by:''' Patricia [=McPherson=]




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!'''April Curtis (Rebecca Holden)'''
The chief mechanic for KITT in Season two. She temporarily replaced Bonnie Barstow, who claimed she'd never come back to the Foundation. [[spoiler:Of course, she did eventually.]]

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\n!'''April Curtis (Rebecca Holden)'''\n[[/folder]]

[[folder: April Curtis]]
!!April Curtis
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->'''Played by:''' Rebecca Holden

The chief mechanic for KITT in Season two. She temporarily replaced Bonnie Barstow, who claimed she'd never come back to the Foundation. [[spoiler:Of (Of course, she did eventually.]]
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!'''Reginald Cornelius III aka [=RC3=] (Peter Parros)'''

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\n!'''Reginald [[/folder]]

[[folder: [=RC3=]]]
!!Reginald
Cornelius III aka [=RC3=] (Peter Parros)'''[=RC3=]
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->'''Played by:''' Peter Parros




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* HeroicWannabe: Wanted to "clean up the streets" when he was younger, even came up with the superhero name ''"Street Avenger"'' and carried around a rubber assault rifle to scare crooks.

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* HeroicWannabe: Wanted to "clean up the streets" when he was younger, even came up with the superhero name ''"Street Avenger"'' "Street Avenger" and carried around a rubber assault rifle to scare crooks.






[[folder:'''Memorable Villains''']]

Most of the series villains were [[OneShotCharacter One Shot Characters]] due to the lack of any kind of over-arcing storylines for the series. Here are some villains who actually did pop up more than once.

!'''K.A.R.R. (Creator/PeterCullen''' in ''Trust Doesn't Rust''; '''Creator/PaulFrees''' in ''K.I.T.T. VS. K.A.R.R.'')
KARR is the prototype version of KITT, originally designed by Wilton Knight and built by his company Knight Industries. Upon completion of the vehicle, KARR's CPU was installed and activated. However, a programming error made the computer unstable and potentially dangerous. The project was put on hold and KARR was placed in storage until a solution could be found. Unlike KITT, whose primary directive is to protect human life, KARR is programmed for self-preservation, making him a ruthless and unpredictable threat.

* AIIsACrapShoot

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[[folder:'''Memorable Villains''']]

!Memorable Villains
Most of the series villains were [[OneShotCharacter One Shot One-Shot Characters]] due to the lack of any kind of over-arcing storylines for the series. Here are some villains who actually did pop up more than once.

!'''K.[[folder:K.A.R.R. (Creator/PeterCullen''' in ''Trust ]]
!!Knight Automated Roving Robot (K.A.R.R.)
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[[caption-width-right:300:''"If I am destroyed, so shall you be."'']]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/PeterCullen ("Trust
Doesn't Rust''; '''Creator/PaulFrees''' in ''K.Rust"); Creator/PaulFrees ("K.I.T.T. VS.vs. K.A.R.R.'')
KARR
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->''"K.A.R.R. is like a loaded gun in the hands of a small child."''
-->-- '''Devon Miles'''

K.A.R.R. ('''K'''night '''A'''utomated '''R'''oving '''R'''obot)
is the prototype version of KITT, K.I.T.T., originally designed by Wilton Knight and built by his company Knight Industries. Upon completion of the vehicle, KARR's K.A.R.R.'s CPU was installed and activated. However, a programming error made the computer unstable and potentially dangerous. The project was put on hold and KARR K.A.R.R. was placed in storage until a solution could be found. Unlike KITT, K.I.T.T., whose primary directive is to protect human life, KARR K.A.R.R. is programmed for self-preservation, making him a ruthless and unpredictable threat.

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* AIIsACrapShoot AIIsACrapshoot




!'''Garthe Knight (David Hasselhoff)'''
Wilton's biological son, at the time of Michael's surgery, Garthe was imprisoned in Africa. Believing that his son would never be seen again, Wilton had Michael's face modeled after Garthe's.

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\n!'''Garthe Knight (David Hasselhoff)'''\n[[/folder]]

[[folder: Garthe Knight]]
!!Garthe Knight

->'''Played by:''' Creator/DavidHasselhoff

Wilton's biological son, at son. At the time of Michael's surgery, Garthe was imprisoned in Africa. Believing that his son would never be seen again, Wilton had Michael's face modeled after Garthe's.
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* TheUnfavorite: In his own mind, this is how he thinks his father saw him. It probably doesn't help that he learns Wilton re-made Michael's face in "his" own image, ops.

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* TheUnfavorite: In his own mind, this is how he thinks his father saw him. It probably doesn't help that he learns Wilton re-made Michael's face in "his" own image, ops.
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[[folder:'''Others''']]

!'''Wilton Knight (Richard Basehart)'''

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!'''Wilton Knight (Richard Basehart)'''
[[folder: Goliath]]
!!Goliath

An armored truck built and driven by Garthe Knight, coated with the Molecular Bonded Shell plating used on K.I.T.T., making the entire 18-wheeler highly resistant to convential weaponry.
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* AchillesHeel: The bolt that stabilized his trailer hitch was its only part that wasn't coated with the Molecular Bonded Shell. As a result, K.I.T.T. was able to destabilize it by shooting a powerful laser on the bolt, separating Goliath from his trailer. The missile pods mounted on the cab also were vulnerable, as another shot on the missile pods destroyed the cab.
* BigBadassRig: It's a big rig coated with what gave K.I.T.T. NighInvulnerability.
* CurbStompBattle: Its first encounter with K.I.T.T. ended with K.I.T.T. almost completely totalled after a head-on collision.
* DarkIsEvil: Dark grey, but it still helped make it look like bad news.
* EvilCounterpart: For K.I.T.T., being a vehicle coated with K.I.T.T.'s Molecular Bonded Shell (through unlike K.I.T.T., it had no AI running it).
* MeaningfulName: Goliath ended up being an apt name for a truck that faced off against a smaller car.
[[/folder]]

!Knight Family
[[folder: Wilton Knight]]
!!Wilton Knight

->'''Played by:''' Richard Basehart




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* [[SinsOfOurFathers Sins Of Our Sons]]: Garthe, was a ''very'' bad son.

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* [[SinsOfOurFathers Sins Of Our Sons]]: Garthe, SinsOfOurFathers: Inverted; his son Garthe was a ''very'' bad son.




!'''Elizabeth Knight (Barbara Rush)'''
Wife to Mr. Wilton Knight, and mother to Garthe and Jennifer Knight. [[spoiler:She secretly helped her son Garthe, who had been imprisoned in Africa while serving ''three'' life sentences, to escape back to the U.S. She wanted to kill Michael Knight for trying to ''take'' her son's place and destroy FLAG for not helping her son. In all honesty, this lady should be in the villains section!]]

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\n!'''Elizabeth Knight (Barbara Rush)'''\n[[/folder]]

[[folder: Elizabeth Knight]]
!!Elizabeth Knight

->'''Played by:''' Barbara Rush

Wife to Mr. Wilton Knight, and mother to Garthe and Jennifer Knight. [[spoiler:She secretly helped her son Garthe, who had been imprisoned in Africa while serving ''three'' life sentences, to escape back to the U.S. She wanted to kill Michael Knight for trying to ''take'' her son's place and destroy FLAG for not helping her son. In all honesty, this lady should be in the villains section!]]\n
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* AlphaBitch

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* AlphaBitchAlphaBitch: [[spoiler:She wanted to kill Michael Knight because she thought that he took her son's place and destroy FLAG for not helping her son. In all honesty, this lady should be in the villains section!]]



* DotingParent: [[spoiler:To Garthe.]]

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* DotingParent: [[spoiler:To Garthe.[[spoiler:She secretly helped her son Garthe, who had been imprisoned in Africa while serving ''three'' life sentences, to escape back to the U.S.]]



* TheUnfettered: [[spoiler:Oh, I have to kill a few people to make my son happy? No problem.]]

!'''Jennifer Knight (Mary Kate [=McGeehan=])'''

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* TheUnfettered: [[spoiler:Oh, I have she has to kill a few people to make my her son happy? No problem.]]

!'''Jennifer Knight (Mary
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[[folder: Jennifer Knight]]
!!Jennifer Knight

->'''Played by:''' Mary
Kate [=McGeehan=])'''[=McGeehan=]




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!'''Stephanie "Stevie" March Mason (Catherine Hickland)'''
The woman who was once a close friend to ''Michael Long'', Stevie - as she's known - was once engaged to Michael, unfortunately Stephanie thinks he's dead. She eventually discovers the truth, and the pair eventually marry in the episode "Scent of Roses" [[spoiler:on the same day she's killed.]]

* AscendedExtra: One of the ''very'' few love interests who actually makes more than one appearance in the series.
* TheBusCameBack
* CartwrightCurse
* DistressedDamsel: How she's first introduced.
* FlatCharacter: Other than being Michael's former fiance, there isn't much else to say.
* TheHeart
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:With Michael, very briefly.]]
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:Again, ''very'' briefly.]]
* TooHappyToLive


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!'''Others'''
[[folder: Stevie Mason]]
!!Stephanie "Stevie" March Mason

->'''Played by:''' Catherine Hickland

The woman who was once a close friend to ''Michael Long'', Stevie - as she's known - was once engaged to Michael, unfortunately Stephanie thinks he's dead.
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* AscendedExtra: One of the ''very'' few love interests who actually makes more than one appearance in the series.
* TheBusCameBack
* CartwrightCurse
* DistressedDamsel: How she's first introduced.
* FlatCharacter: Other than being Michael's former fiance, there isn't much else to say.
* TheHeart
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:With Michael, very briefly.]]
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:Again, ''very'' briefly.]]
* TooHappyToLive
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!'''K.A.R.R. (Creator/PeterCullen''' in ''Trust Doesn't Rust''; '''PaulFrees''' in ''K.I.T.T. VS. K.A.R.R.'')

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!'''K.A.R.R. (Creator/PeterCullen''' in ''Trust Doesn't Rust''; '''PaulFrees''' '''Creator/PaulFrees''' in ''K.I.T.T. VS. K.A.R.R.'')
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** Michael usually defeats him by manipulating his reliably short fuse and infuriating him into making a mistake.
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* BerserkButton: Several, but Michael's mere existence is a big one.


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* EvilSoundsDeep: Has a considerably deeper voice than Michael
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* TakingYouWithMe: Attempts this in ''K.I.T.T. vs K.A.R.R.''
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* BlueandOrangeMorality: In ''Trust Doesn't Rust'' KARR is not really evil but more concerned with self-preservation. If people happen to be in the way, well, too bad. However, the two who reactivate KARR use KARR for evil purposes.

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* BlueandOrangeMorality: BlueAndOrangeMorality: In ''Trust Doesn't Rust'' KARR is not really evil but more concerned with self-preservation. If people happen to be in the way, well, too bad. However, the two who reactivate KARR use KARR for evil purposes.
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* BlueandOrangeMorality: In ''Trust Doesn't Rust'' KARR is not really evil but more concerned with self-preservation. If people happen to be in the way, well, too bad. However, the two who reactivate KARR use KARR for evil purposes.
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