History Characters / PrisonBreak

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* [[Characters/PrisonBreakMain Main Characters]]

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* [[Characters/PrisonBreakMain Main Characters]]Characters]][[note]]Michael Scofield, Lincoln Burrows, Fernando Sucre, Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell, Dr. Sara Tancredi, Capt. Bradley Bellick, Paul Kellerman, L.J. Burrows, Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin, John Abruzzi, Veronica Donovan, Alexander Mahone, Gretchen Morgan, Sofia Lugo, James Whistler, Norman 'Lechero' St. John, Donald Self[[/note]]
13th Mar '14 7:26:54 AM nelec
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!The Company

[[folder:Scylla Card Holders]]
!!General Jonathan Krantz
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Krantz_Jonathan_8442.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Leon Russom

* AlasPoorVillain: He ends his days on the electrified chair, very nervous, with melancholic music on the background. See FaceDeathWithDignity below for more details.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassGrandpa
** FourStarBadass
* BaldOfEvil
* BadBoss: He kills one of his partners for disagreeing with him.
* BigBad
** BigBadDuumvirate: with Christina.
* CoolOldGuy
* DeadpanSnarker: ''"Lincoln Burrows was outsmarted. Who could have predicted that?"''
* TheDeterminator: ''Nothing'' will stop him from taking out Lincoln and Michael. Not even jail.
* EnemyCivilWar: With Christina.
* EvilOldFolks
* FaceDeathWithDignity: When he is on the electric chair, the Priest asks him if he's ready. Krantz answers with a military motto: "Semper Paratus". Meaning "always ready".
* FauxAffablyEvil
* HiddenAgendaVillain
* ImplacableMan
* KarmicDeath: Dies the same way Lincoln was planned to die.
* LaserGuidedKarma
* MadeOfIron: A explosion goes off two meters away from him. [[ImplacableMan He survives]].
* TheManBehindTheMan
* ManipulativeBastard
* MightAsWellNotBeInPrisonAtAll
* MindRape
* SharpDressedMan: Except for The Final Break, he always wears a fine suit.
* SmugSnake: He gets ''more'' smug and overconfident as the show progresses. He is more competent than most Smug Snakes, however.

!!Lisa Tabak
->'''Played By:''' Stacy Haiduk

* DefectorFromDecadence
* HeelFaceTurn

!!Stuart Tuxhorn
->'''Played By:''' Steve Tom

!!Howard Scuderi
->'''Played By:''' Jude Ciccolella

* AffablyEvil: He's a rather pleasant fellow who loves his wife. He borders on TokenGoodTeammate.
* OnlySaneMan

!!Griffin Oren
->'''Played By:''' Shaun Duke

* AssholeVictim
* {{Jerkass}}
* SmugSnake
* YouHaveFailedMe
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Operatives]]
!!William ‘Bill’ Kim
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BillKim_6274.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"You may be done with us, but that doesn't mean we're done with you."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Reggie Lee

* BaldOfEvil
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon
* FauxAffablyEvil
* {{Jerkass}}
* SharpDressedMan
* SmugSmiler
* SmugSnake
* ToThePain
-->''"I had the honor of attending Mount Fort Military Academy, whose mission it is to ensure the greatness of this country and its future leadership, by encouraging patriotism, building a strong moral foundation, and providing a service of men committed to the values of honor and freedom of the country. But, first and foremost, they taught you [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown this.]]"''
* TortureTechnician
* VillainousBreakdown

!!Daniel 'Danny' Hale
->'''Played By:''' Danny [=McCarthy=]

* GuiltRiddenAccomplice
* HeelFaceTurn
** HeelFaceDoorSlam: He tries to leave the One World Conspiracy with his wife and help Veronica, only to get killed by Kellerman before he can do any good.
* PunchClockVillain
* RedemptionFailure

!!Wyatt Mathewson
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/WyattMatthews_3840.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Cress Williams

* AxCrazy
* {{Badass}}
** BadassInANiceSuit
* CreepyMonotone: He has a very gentle monotone voice and even when torturing or killing people, it sounds like he's reading a bedtime story.
* PsychoForHire
* HannibalLecture
* ScaryBlackMan
* ShutUpHannibal
* SmugSnake
* TheSociopath
* SoftSpokenSadist
* TheStoic
* WouldHurtAChild

!!Samantha Brinker
->'''Played By:''' Michelle Forbes

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* {{Jerkass}}
* MouthOfSauron
* SmugSnake

!!Ralph Becker
->'''Played By:''' Raphael Sbarge

* {{Badass}}
* BitchInSheepsClothing
* ConsummateLiar
* EliteMook
* ManipulativeBastard

!!Elliot Pike
->'''Played By:''' John S. Davies

* BaldOfEvil
* BoomHeadshot
* TheDragon: For Gretchen.
* FatBastard
* TemptingFate

!!Agent Blondie
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/von_blondie_3645.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Steven Chester Prince

* BlondeGuysAreEvil
* BullyingADragon
* FauxAffablyEvil
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* SmugSnake
* WouldHurtAChild

!!Quinn
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/quinn_9423.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Michael Gaston

* AxCrazy
* {{Badass}}
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* BaldOfEvil
* DeadpanSnarker
* FauxAffablyEvil
* HannibalLecture
* KarmicDeath
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* OnlyOneName
* PsychoForHire
* SmugSnake
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Associates]]
!!President Caroline Reynolds
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CarolineReynolds_9443.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Patricia Wettig

* {{Badass}}
* BitchInSheepsClothing
* BrotherSisterIncest: With Terrence.
* ConvenientTerminalIllness
* IronLady
* KarmaHoudini: She manages to step down from the presidency with grace while keeping her public image intact.
* ManipulativeBitch: She manages to outfox both Michael and the Company.
* PresidentEvil
* PutOnABus

!!Terrence Steadman
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TerrenceSteadman_9149.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I'm the Isle of Terrence, far off to sea."'']]
->'''Played By:''' John Billingsley & Jeff Perry

* BrotherSisterIncest: He and Caroline had a sexual relationship.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Prior to his death being faked.
* DirtyCoward
* DrivenToSuicide: Faced with being exposed and not wanting to bring down his sister with him, Terrence turns the gun on himself.
* {{Jerkass}}
* TheOtherDarrin: Portrayed by John Billingsley initially, but as he was mostly in shadows, the transition to Jeff Perry was pretty smooth.
* SmugSnake
* YourCheatingHeart: Continued an affair with his sister while he was married.

!!David Baker
->'''Played By:''' Creator/KeithSzarabajka

* DirtyCoward
* {{Jerkass}}
* NervousWreck
* PunchClockVillain
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rogue Faction]]
!!Christina Hampton [[spoiler: /Rose Scofield]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ChristinaRoseScofield_8815.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Kathleen Quinlan

* AxCrazy: Even the General thinks she's utterly batshit.
* {{Badass}}
** KickingAssInAllHerFinery
* BigBadDuumvirate: with the General.
* BrokenPedestal: Michael thought highly of her until finding out she was FakingTheDead.
* EnemyCivilWar
* EvilMatriarch
* EvilAllAlong: Michael and Lincoln remembered her as their nice, caring mother. They were soon proven wrong.
* FakingTheDead
* FauxAffablyEvil
* HiddenAgendaVillain
* ManipulativeBitch
* NotQuiteDead
* TheSociopath
* SoftSpokenSadist
* WalkingSpoiler

!!Downey
->'''Played By:''' Ted King

* {{Badass}}
** BadassInANiceSuit
* TheDragon: to Christina.
* SharpDressedMan
* UndyingLoyalty
[[/folder]]

!The Government and Law Enforcement

[[folder:F.B.I.]]
!!Felicia Lang
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FeliciaLang_2292.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Barbara Eve Harris

* ActionGirl
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Except when it's not.
* AscendedExtra
* BackForTheFinale
* {{Badass}}
* RelationshipUpgrade: With Mahone.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight
* UndyingLoyalty: For Mahone.

!!Mark Wheeler
->'''Played By:''' Jason Davis

* GoodIsNotNice
* HeroAntagonist: To Mahone in season 4.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight

!!Richard Sullins
->'''Played By:''' Kim Coates

* DeadpanSnarker
* GoodIsNotNice
* InternalAffairs
* HeroAntagonist: To Mahone, frequently.
* {{Jerkass}}

!!Chris Franco
->'''Played By:''' Creator/WilliamMapother

* CowboyCop
* {{Jerkass}}
* TortureTechnician
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Homeland Security]]
!!Miriam Hultz AKA Trishanne Smith
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hultz_Miriam_6987.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Shannon Lucio

* AbsoluteCleavage
* ActionGirl
* {{Badass}}
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* MsFanservice
* UndercoverCopReveal
* SexySecretary
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

!!Herb Stanton
->'''Played By:''' Michael [=O'Neil=]

* DirtyCop
* {{Jerkass}}
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Government]]
!!Frank Tancredi
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Tancredi_Frank_8999.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' John Heard

* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* NeverSuicide
* ObstructiveBureaucrat
* PapaWolf
* [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done, Junkie Daughter Girl]]

!!Bruce Bennett
->'''Played By:''' Wilbur Fitzgerald

* ColdBloodedTorture: Is subjected to this by Wyatt.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness
[[/folder]]

!Other Characters

[[folder:SONA]]
!!Luis Gallego AKA [=McGrady=]
->'''Played By:''' Carlo Alban

* AscendedFanboy
* EarnYourHappyEnding
* MoralityPet
* NiceGuy
* TagalongKid

!!Sammy Norino
->'''Played By:''' Laurence Mason

* {{Badass}}
* BloodKnight: Shows many shades of this during his time in the third season.
* TheDragon: To Lechero.
** DragonAscendant: Briefly.
* HairTriggerTemper
* HotBlooded
* ScaryBlackMan
* TheStarscream: A relunctant version. He genuinely believes Lechero has lost it, and seizing power is the best way to keep control over SONA.
* VillainousValor
* WeUsedToBeFriends: With Lechero.

!!Carmelita AKA Sister Mary Francis
->'''Played By:''' Crystal Mantecon

* HookerWithAHeartOfGold
* MsFanservice
* NaughtyNuns: Although she isn't really a nun.
* NunTooHoly
* PutOnABus

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Miscellaneous Characters]]

!!Pam Larson
->'''Played By:''' Callie Thorne

* AmicablyDivorced: Ends up being this for good with Mahone.
* MoralityPet: For Mahone.

!!Roland Glenn
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/RolandGlenn_36.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' James Hiroyuki Liao

* AlasPoorVillain: He might have been a greedy traitor, but it's hard not to feel sorry for him as he lies dying in pain begging not to be left alone.
* AssholeVictim
* ButtMonkey
* DeadpanSnarker
* DirtyCoward
* FaceHeelTurn
* {{Greed}}: His biggest flaw. He risks the entire operation to get quick cash at a casino, which is what got him arrested in the first place.
* {{Jerkass}}
* KickTheSonOfABitch
* OnlyInItForTheMoney
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Wyatt executes him after he betrays the team.
* TheSmartGuy
* StayWithMeUntilIDie: He begs Michael for this, who obliges.
* TechnoWizard
* TokenEvilTeammate
* TooDumbToLive

!!Gregory White
->'''Played By:''' Michael Bryan French

* BenevolentBoss
* ButtMonkey
* AFatherToHisMen
* HonestCorporateExecutive
* MoralityChain: He acts an overly trusting father figure to T-Bag while he's pretending to be Cole Pfeiffer. The chain gets cut.
* NiceGuy
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

!!Rita Morgan
->'''Played By:'''

* MoralityPet: For Gretchen.

!!Andrew Blauner
->'''Played By:''' Dameon Clarke

* {{Jerkass}}

!!Sebastian Balfour
->'''Played By:''' Anthony Starke

* DisposableFiance
* NiceGuy

!!Cameron Mahone
->'''Played By:'''

* InfantImmortality: Averted.
* MoralityPet: For Mahone.

!!Patrick Vikan
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/vikan_patrick_7679.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/MarkPellegrino

* AffablyEvil: He comes across as a pretty reasonable guy, especially in contrast to the other characters on the show.
* BlondeGuysAreEvil
* DeadpanSnarker
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He's abruptly shot in the back by Self in only his second appearance.

!!Scott Carruth / 'The Representative'
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/carruth_scott_3373.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/TitusWelliver

* {{Badass}}
** BadassInANiceSuit: Never seen out of his suit.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: When he's confronted by the Scylla team, he reacts in a rather calm manner and accepts that he's going to die. He just wants a good showing at the last, trying to kill the team before he's gunned down.
* SharpDressedMan: Always clad in a sharp suit.
* TakingYouWithMe: How he chooses to go down, trying to kill the Scylla team when they corner him despite knowing full well he won't survive.
[[/folder]]
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!Fox River State Penitentiary

[[folder:Staff]]

!!Ward. Henry Pope
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/HenryPope_9566.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Son, it's better for me to owe you one in here than for you to owe me one, I can promise you that."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Stacy Keach

->''"When those men went over that wall, they made a choice. That choice makes them a threat to society once again."''

to:

!Fox River State Penitentiary

[[folder:Staff]]

!!Ward. Henry Pope
!The Company

[[folder:Scylla Card Holders]]
!!General Jonathan Krantz
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/HenryPope_9566.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Krantz_Jonathan_8442.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Son, it's better for me to owe you one in here than for you to owe me one, I can promise you that."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Stacy Keach

->''"When those men went over that wall, they made a choice. That choice makes them a threat to society once again."''
Leon Russom

* AlasPoorVillain: He ends his days on the electrified chair, very nervous, with melancholic music on the background. See FaceDeathWithDignity below for more details.



** BadassMoustache
* BeingGoodSucks
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BoundAndGagged: By [[spoiler: Michael]] when they break out of Fox River.
* ButtMonkey

to:

** BadassMoustache
FourStarBadass
* BeingGoodSucks
BaldOfEvil
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BoundAndGagged: By [[spoiler: Michael]] when they break out
BadBoss: He kills one of Fox River.
his partners for disagreeing with him.
* ButtMonkeyBigBad
** BigBadDuumvirate: with Christina.



* DaChief
* AFatherToHisMen
* HappilyMarried
* HonorBeforeReason
* NiceGuy
* PutOnABus: Shortly after the end fo season 1.
** TheBusCameBack: Halfway through season 2, Michael and Sara request his assistance to [[spoiler: finding the recording Frank Tancredi left behind.]]
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight
* YourCheatingHeart: He has an illegitimate son that was murdered prior to the start of the series.

!!Louis Patterson
->'''Played By:''' Phillip Edward Van Lear

* BadCopIncompetentCop: He's not a bad person though, but he doesn't always pay attention to his work and gets easily distracted by [[DistractedByTheSexy the secretary]].
* DeadpanSnarker
* DistractedByTheSexy
* FlatCharacter
* HeroAntagonist
* PutOnABus
* SatelliteCharacter
* YourCheatingHeart: Cheats on his wife with Pope's secretary.

!!Keith Stolte
->'''Played By:''' Christian Stolte

* BadCopIncompetentCop
* TheDanza
* TheDragon: The closest thing Bellick has to one.
* FlatCharacter
* HeroAntagonist
* PutOnABus
* SatelliteCharacter: To Louis, who's already quite a FlatCharacter himself.

!!Roy Geary
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/RoyGeary_5551.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Matt [=DeCaro=]

* AintTooProudToBeg
* BadCopIncompetentCop
* BaldOfEvil
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Which eventually [[LaserGuidedKarma catches up to him.]]
* DirtyCop
* DirtyCoward
* DirtyOldMan: Hires three young prostitutes in an episode.
* TheDragon: To Bellick in season 2, until [[spoiler: he betrays him at least.]]
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[spoiler: KarmicDeath]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]

to:

* DaChief
DeadpanSnarker: ''"Lincoln Burrows was outsmarted. Who could have predicted that?"''
* AFatherToHisMen
TheDeterminator: ''Nothing'' will stop him from taking out Lincoln and Michael. Not even jail.
* HappilyMarried
EnemyCivilWar: With Christina.
* HonorBeforeReason
EvilOldFolks
* NiceGuy
* PutOnABus: Shortly after
FaceDeathWithDignity: When he is on the end fo season 1.
** TheBusCameBack: Halfway through season 2, Michael and Sara request his assistance to [[spoiler: finding
electric chair, the recording Frank Tancredi left behind.]]
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight
* YourCheatingHeart: He has an illegitimate son that was murdered prior to the start of the series.

!!Louis Patterson
->'''Played By:''' Phillip Edward Van Lear

* BadCopIncompetentCop: He's not a bad person though, but he doesn't always pay attention to his work and gets easily distracted by [[DistractedByTheSexy the secretary]].
* DeadpanSnarker
* DistractedByTheSexy
* FlatCharacter
* HeroAntagonist
* PutOnABus
* SatelliteCharacter
* YourCheatingHeart: Cheats on his wife
Priest asks him if he's ready. Krantz answers with Pope's secretary.

!!Keith Stolte
->'''Played By:''' Christian Stolte

a military motto: "Semper Paratus". Meaning "always ready".
* BadCopIncompetentCop
FauxAffablyEvil
* TheDanza
HiddenAgendaVillain
* TheDragon: The closest thing Bellick has ImplacableMan
* KarmicDeath: Dies the same way Lincoln was planned
to one.
* FlatCharacter
* HeroAntagonist
* PutOnABus
* SatelliteCharacter: To Louis, who's already quite a FlatCharacter himself.

!!Roy Geary
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/RoyGeary_5551.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Matt [=DeCaro=]

* AintTooProudToBeg
* BadCopIncompetentCop
* BaldOfEvil
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Which eventually [[LaserGuidedKarma catches up to him.]]
* DirtyCop
* DirtyCoward
* DirtyOldMan: Hires three young prostitutes in an episode.
* TheDragon: To Bellick in season 2, until [[spoiler: he betrays him at least.]]
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[spoiler: KarmicDeath]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
die.



* PutOnABus: When he's fired from the prison.
** TheBusCameBack: Bellick finds him in season 2 and the two of them start looking for the Fox River Eight.
** [[spoiler: BackForTheDead]]

!!Katie Welch
->'''Played By:''' [=DuShon=] Monique Brown

* BlackBestFriend: To Sara.
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheMedic
* PutOnABus: After season 1.
* SassyBlackWoman
* SatelliteCharacter: Towards Sara.

to:

* PutOnABus: When he's fired MadeOfIron: A explosion goes off two meters away from him. [[ImplacableMan He survives]].
* TheManBehindTheMan
* ManipulativeBastard
* MightAsWellNotBeInPrisonAtAll
* MindRape
* SharpDressedMan: Except for The Final Break, he always wears a fine suit.
* SmugSnake: He gets ''more'' smug and overconfident as
the prison.
** TheBusCameBack: Bellick finds him in season 2 and the two of them start looking for the Fox River Eight.
** [[spoiler: BackForTheDead]]

!!Katie Welch
show progresses. He is more competent than most Smug Snakes, however.

!!Lisa Tabak
->'''Played By:''' [=DuShon=] Monique Brown

Stacy Haiduk

* BlackBestFriend: To Sara.
DefectorFromDecadence
* DeadpanSnarker
HeelFaceTurn

!!Stuart Tuxhorn
->'''Played By:''' Steve Tom

!!Howard Scuderi
->'''Played By:''' Jude Ciccolella

* TheMedic
AffablyEvil: He's a rather pleasant fellow who loves his wife. He borders on TokenGoodTeammate.
* PutOnABus: After season 1.
OnlySaneMan

!!Griffin Oren
->'''Played By:''' Shaun Duke

* SassyBlackWoman
AssholeVictim
* SatelliteCharacter: Towards Sara.{{Jerkass}}
* SmugSnake
* YouHaveFailedMe



[[folder:Inmates]]
!!Charles Westmoreland
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Muse_watson_prison_break_9708.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Marilyn, did you think he was the arsonist-type?]]
->'''Played By:''' Muse Watson

->''"Outliving your wife, that's bad enough. Outliving your daughter, no man should have to do that."''

to:

[[folder:Inmates]]
!!Charles Westmoreland
[[folder:Operatives]]
!!William ‘Bill’ Kim
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Muse_watson_prison_break_9708.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BillKim_6274.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Marilyn, did you think he was the arsonist-type?]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"You may be done with us, but that doesn't mean we're done with you."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Muse Watson

->''"Outliving your wife, that's bad enough. Outliving your daughter, no man should have
Reggie Lee

* BaldOfEvil
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon
* FauxAffablyEvil
* {{Jerkass}}
* SharpDressedMan
* SmugSmiler
* SmugSnake
* ToThePain
-->''"I had the honor of attending Mount Fort Military Academy, whose mission it is
to ensure the greatness of this country and its future leadership, by encouraging patriotism, building a strong moral foundation, and providing a service of men committed to the values of honor and freedom of the country. But, first and foremost, they taught you [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown this.]]"''
* TortureTechnician
* VillainousBreakdown

!!Daniel 'Danny' Hale
->'''Played By:''' Danny [=McCarthy=]

* GuiltRiddenAccomplice
* HeelFaceTurn
** HeelFaceDoorSlam: He tries to leave the One World Conspiracy with his wife and help Veronica, only to get killed by Kellerman before he can
do that."''
any good.
* PunchClockVillain
* RedemptionFailure

!!Wyatt Mathewson
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/WyattMatthews_3840.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Cress Williams

* AxCrazy



** BadassGrandpa
** BadassMoustache
** RetiredBadass: Was this until Michael comes to the prison.
* BackForTheFinale: [[spoiler. Visits Michael during a coma dream in the last season.]]
* CoolOldGuy
* [[spoiler: DeadPersonConversation:]] With Michael in season 4.
* GentlemanSnarker
* GentlemanThief: As DB Cooper in the past.
* InSeriesNickname: "The Old Head".
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* KindHeartedCatLover
* NamesTheSame: He shares his exact name with his father, which is what gives him a credible allbi for the DB Cooper robbery.
* NiceGuy
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Does this to Bellick when [[spoiler: he finds out the hole they're using to dig out of the prison.]]
* TheOldConvict
* PapaWolf
* [[spoiler: PosthumousCharacter:]] In the fourth season.
* SecretIdentity: As D.B. Cooper.
* [[spoiler: SecretStabWound:]] Keeps it a secret until the day of the breakout.

!!David ‘Tweener’ Apolskis
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/DavidApolskis_3259.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"That's slavery, yo!"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Lane Garrison

->''"This ain't Fox River anymore, man. You're lookin' at the real deal now."''

* {{Adorkable}}
* ButtMonkey
* ClusterFBomb: Drops one on [[BiTheWay T-Bag]] when he first approaches him.
* DirtyCoward: Borders on LovableCoward sometimes. It's AlternativeCharacterInterpretation, really.
* GrewASpine
* GroinAttack: On [[TheDogBitesBack his prison rapist]].
* HadToComeToPrisonToBeACrook: Played with. He ''is'' a thief, but just a pickpocket. He's only in prison because he stole a baseball card that he thought was worthless, but was actually worth $300,000, slapping him with grand larceny.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: He finally grows a backbone to protect the rest of the Fox River Eight, and is promptly [[spoiler: killed by Mahone.]]
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* InSeriesNickname: Has one in prison, like most prisoners: "Tweener".
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* LovableCoward
* TheMole: Bellick forces him to become the rat, and it gets even worse when he can't provide him any new information.
* PhantomThief
* PrisonRape: He's a victim of this.
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy
* RapeAsDrama
* TagAlongKid

!!Charles ‘Haywire’ Patoshik
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Charles_Patoshik_60.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"They think I have schizo-affective disorder with bipolar tendencies."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Silas Weir Mitchell

->''"He's got the pathway on his body. It leads somewhere. It leads to hell. It's the pathway to hell."''

* AbusiveParents: Implied to be the reason he killed them.
** Confirmed in the case of his father, at least. He tells Sasha in season 2 that he was a drinker and abusive towards him.
* ApologeticAttacker
* ButtMonkey
* CloudCuckoolander: Big time.
** TheCuckooLanderWasRight: He's the only one that notices the true purpose of Michael's tattoos.
* CreepyBlueEyes
* CreepyMonotone: Had some shades of it, when sharing his cell with Michael at least.
* CuteAndPsycho: Of a non-AxCrazy variety.
* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide:]] Although it was strongly [[spoiler: encouraged by Mahone.]]
* {{Frameup}}: Michael pretends he attacked him to send Haywire back to the psycho ward.
* HumbleGoal: Played for laughs in season 2, with his dream to go to Holland.
* HyperAwareness
* InSeriesNickname: "Haywire".
* InsaneEqualsViolent
* TheInsomniac: Type C.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* TheMentallyDisturbed
* NeatFreak
* OutOfFocus: Probably gets the least focus of any of the prisoners that escape.
* PhotographicMemory
* [[spoiler: PosthumousCharacter:]] In the third season, [[spoiler: he appears to Alex in visions.]]
* PluckyComicRelief
* TheRainman
* SelfMadeOrphan

!!Manche Sanchez
->'''Played By:''' Joseph Nunez

* ButtMonkey

to:

** BadassGrandpa
** BadassMoustache
** RetiredBadass: Was this until Michael comes to the prison.
BadassInANiceSuit
* BackForTheFinale: [[spoiler. Visits Michael during a coma dream in the last season.]]
* CoolOldGuy
* [[spoiler: DeadPersonConversation:]] With Michael in season 4.
* GentlemanSnarker
* GentlemanThief: As DB Cooper in the past.
* InSeriesNickname: "The Old Head".
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* KindHeartedCatLover
* NamesTheSame:
CreepyMonotone: He shares his exact name with his father, which is what gives him has a credible allbi for the DB Cooper robbery.
* NiceGuy
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Does this to Bellick
very gentle monotone voice and even when [[spoiler: he finds out the hole they're using to dig out of the prison.]]
* TheOldConvict
* PapaWolf
* [[spoiler: PosthumousCharacter:]] In the fourth season.
* SecretIdentity: As D.B. Cooper.
* [[spoiler: SecretStabWound:]] Keeps
torturing or killing people, it sounds like he's reading a secret until the day of the breakout.

!!David ‘Tweener’ Apolskis
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/DavidApolskis_3259.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"That's slavery, yo!"'']]
bedtime story.
* PsychoForHire
* HannibalLecture
* ScaryBlackMan
* ShutUpHannibal
* SmugSnake
* TheSociopath
* SoftSpokenSadist
* TheStoic
* WouldHurtAChild

!!Samantha Brinker
->'''Played By:''' Lane Garrison

->''"This ain't Fox River anymore, man. You're lookin' at the real deal now."''

* {{Adorkable}}
* ButtMonkey
* ClusterFBomb: Drops one on [[BiTheWay T-Bag]] when he first approaches him.
* DirtyCoward: Borders on LovableCoward sometimes. It's AlternativeCharacterInterpretation, really.
* GrewASpine
* GroinAttack: On [[TheDogBitesBack his prison rapist]].
* HadToComeToPrisonToBeACrook: Played with. He ''is'' a thief, but just a pickpocket. He's only in prison because he stole a baseball card that he thought was worthless, but was actually worth $300,000, slapping him with grand larceny.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: He finally grows a backbone to protect the rest of the Fox River Eight, and is promptly [[spoiler: killed by Mahone.]]
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* InSeriesNickname: Has one in prison, like most prisoners: "Tweener".
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* LovableCoward
* TheMole: Bellick forces him to become the rat, and it gets even worse when he can't provide him any new information.
* PhantomThief
* PrisonRape: He's a victim of this.
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy
* RapeAsDrama
* TagAlongKid

!!Charles ‘Haywire’ Patoshik
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Charles_Patoshik_60.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"They think I have schizo-affective disorder with bipolar tendencies."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Silas Weir Mitchell

->''"He's got the pathway on his body. It leads somewhere. It leads to hell. It's the pathway to hell."''

* AbusiveParents: Implied to be the reason he killed them.
** Confirmed in the case of his father, at least. He tells Sasha in season 2 that he was a drinker and abusive towards him.
* ApologeticAttacker
* ButtMonkey
* CloudCuckoolander: Big time.
** TheCuckooLanderWasRight: He's the only one that notices the true purpose of Michael's tattoos.
* CreepyBlueEyes
* CreepyMonotone: Had some shades of it, when sharing his cell with Michael at least.
* CuteAndPsycho: Of a non-AxCrazy variety.
* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide:]] Although it was strongly [[spoiler: encouraged by Mahone.]]
* {{Frameup}}: Michael pretends he attacked him to send Haywire back to the psycho ward.
* HumbleGoal: Played for laughs in season 2, with his dream to go to Holland.
* HyperAwareness
* InSeriesNickname: "Haywire".
* InsaneEqualsViolent
* TheInsomniac: Type C.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* TheMentallyDisturbed
* NeatFreak
* OutOfFocus: Probably gets the least focus of any of the prisoners that escape.
* PhotographicMemory
* [[spoiler: PosthumousCharacter:]] In the third season, [[spoiler: he appears to Alex in visions.]]
* PluckyComicRelief
* TheRainman
* SelfMadeOrphan

!!Manche Sanchez
->'''Played By:''' Joseph Nunez

* ButtMonkey
Michelle Forbes



* CleanUpCrew: He works on the prison laundry, after all.
* CousinOliver: He is Sucre's cousin.
* DirtyCoward
* FatBastard
* NervousWreck

!!Trumpets
->'''Played By:''' Anthony Fleming

* BeardOfEvil: In season 2.
* TheBusCameBack: He turns up in season 2 for a brief cameo, complete with new BeardOfEvil.



* NumberTwo: to C-Note.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown
* TheStarscream

!!Gus Fiorello
->'''Played By:''' Peter J. Reineman

* BeardOfEvil
* EyeScream
* NumberTwo: To Abruzzi.
* TheStarscream

!!"Avocado" Balz-Johnson
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Balz-Johnson_Avocado_8664.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Daniel Allar

to:

* NumberTwo: to C-Note.
MouthOfSauron
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown
* TheStarscream

!!Gus Fiorello
SmugSnake

!!Ralph Becker
->'''Played By:''' Peter J. Reineman

Raphael Sbarge

* BeardOfEvil
{{Badass}}
* EyeScream
BitchInSheepsClothing
* NumberTwo: To Abruzzi.
ConsummateLiar
* TheStarscream

!!"Avocado" Balz-Johnson
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Balz-Johnson_Avocado_8664.jpg]]
EliteMook
* ManipulativeBastard

!!Elliot Pike
->'''Played By:''' Daniel Allar
John S. Davies



* BeardOfEvil
* BigGuy
* TheBusCameBack: He returns in season 2 as [[spoiler: Bellick's]] cellmate.

to:

* BeardOfEvil
BoomHeadshot
* BigGuy
* TheBusCameBack: He returns in season 2 as [[spoiler: Bellick's]] cellmate.
TheDragon: For Gretchen.



* GroinAttack: A victim of this, by [[TheDogBitesBack Tweener]].
* InSeriesNickname: "Avocado".
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His first name is never revealed. It's also unclear if Balz-Johnson is his actual surname or his idea of a joke.
* PrisonRape
* RapeAsDrama
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil

!!Seth 'Cherry' Hoffner
->'''Played By:''' Blaine Hogan

* BrokenBird
* ButtMonkey
* DrivenToSuicide
* KilledOffForReal
* TheQuietOne
* PrisonRape
* RapeAsDrama
* ShrinkingViolet

!!Christopher Trokey
->'''Played By:''' Robert Michael Vieau

* AssholeVictim: A non-fatal example.
* TheDragon: To T-Bag.
* {{Frameup}}
* {{Jerkass}}
* PutOnABus

!!Banks
->'''Played By:''' Lester Speight

* TheBully
* TheBrute

to:

* GroinAttack: A victim of this, by [[TheDogBitesBack Tweener]].
* InSeriesNickname: "Avocado".
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His first name is never revealed. It's also unclear if Balz-Johnson is his actual surname or his idea of a joke.
* PrisonRape
* RapeAsDrama
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil

!!Seth 'Cherry' Hoffner
TemptingFate

!!Agent Blondie
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/von_blondie_3645.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Blaine Hogan

Steven Chester Prince

* BrokenBird
BlondeGuysAreEvil
* ButtMonkey
BullyingADragon
* DrivenToSuicide
FauxAffablyEvil
* KilledOffForReal
OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* TheQuietOne
SmugSnake
* PrisonRape
* RapeAsDrama
* ShrinkingViolet

!!Christopher Trokey
WouldHurtAChild

!!Quinn
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/quinn_9423.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Robert Michael Vieau

Gaston

* AssholeVictim: A non-fatal example.
AxCrazy
* TheDragon: To T-Bag.
{{Badass}}
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* {{Frameup}}
* {{Jerkass}}
* PutOnABus

!!Banks
->'''Played By:''' Lester Speight

* TheBully
* TheBrute
BaldOfEvil



* {{Jerkass}}
* LargeHam
* ScaryBlackMan

to:

* {{Jerkass}}
FauxAffablyEvil
* LargeHam
HannibalLecture
* ScaryBlackManKarmicDeath
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* OnlyOneName
* PsychoForHire
* SmugSnake



[[folder: Characters Affiliated with the Fox River Eight]]
!!Nick Savrinn
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/NickSavrinn_9771.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Every day, every day was a lost cause, but we kept fighting."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Frank Grillo

to:

[[folder: Characters Affiliated with the Fox River Eight]]
!!Nick Savrinn
[[folder:Associates]]
!!President Caroline Reynolds
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/NickSavrinn_9771.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CarolineReynolds_9443.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Every day, every day was a lost cause, but we kept fighting."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Frank Grillo
Patricia Wettig



** BadassBookworm

to:

* BitchInSheepsClothing
* BrotherSisterIncest: With Terrence.
* ConvenientTerminalIllness
* IronLady
* KarmaHoudini: She manages to step down from the presidency with grace while keeping her public image intact.
* ManipulativeBitch: She manages to outfox both Michael and the Company.
* PresidentEvil
* PutOnABus

!!Terrence Steadman
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TerrenceSteadman_9149.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I'm the Isle of Terrence, far off to sea."'']]
->'''Played By:''' John Billingsley & Jeff Perry

* BrotherSisterIncest: He and Caroline had a sexual relationship.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Prior to his death being faked.
* DirtyCoward
* DrivenToSuicide: Faced with being exposed and not wanting to bring down his sister with him, Terrence turns the gun on himself.
* {{Jerkass}}
* TheOtherDarrin: Portrayed by John Billingsley initially, but as he was mostly in shadows, the transition to Jeff Perry was pretty smooth.
* SmugSnake
* YourCheatingHeart: Continued an affair with his sister while he was married.

!!David Baker
->'''Played By:''' Creator/KeithSzarabajka

* DirtyCoward
* {{Jerkass}}
* NervousWreck
* PunchClockVillain
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rogue Faction]]
!!Christina Hampton [[spoiler: /Rose Scofield]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ChristinaRoseScofield_8815.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Kathleen Quinlan

* AxCrazy: Even the General thinks she's utterly batshit.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBookwormKickingAssInAllHerFinery
* BigBadDuumvirate: with the General.
* BrokenPedestal: Michael thought highly of her until finding out she was FakingTheDead.
* EnemyCivilWar
* EvilMatriarch
* EvilAllAlong: Michael and Lincoln remembered her as their nice, caring mother. They were soon proven wrong.
* FakingTheDead
* FauxAffablyEvil
* HiddenAgendaVillain
* ManipulativeBitch
* NotQuiteDead
* TheSociopath
* SoftSpokenSadist
* WalkingSpoiler

!!Downey
->'''Played By:''' Ted King

* {{Badass}}



* [[spoiler: BitchInSheepsClothing:]] An unwilling example. [[spoiler: Abruzzi forces him to be this.]]
* ButtMonkey
* ChewToy
* [[spoiler: GoOutWithASmile]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: TheMole: He's forced by Abruzzi to become this, to keep record of where Veronica's going and threaten Michael with it.]]
* NiceGuy
* [[spoiler: SenselessSacrifice]]

to:

* [[spoiler: BitchInSheepsClothing:]] An unwilling example. [[spoiler: Abruzzi forces him TheDragon: to be this.]]
* ButtMonkey
* ChewToy
* [[spoiler: GoOutWithASmile]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: TheMole: He's forced by Abruzzi to become this, to keep record of where Veronica's going and threaten Michael with it.]]
* NiceGuy
* [[spoiler: SenselessSacrifice]]
Christina.



* WideEyedIdealist

!!Maricruz Delgado
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/MaricruzDelgado_4836.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Camille Guaty

* TheChick
* TheDitz: Implied.
* GratuitousSpanish

to:

* WideEyedIdealist

!!Maricruz Delgado
UndyingLoyalty
[[/folder]]

!The Government and Law Enforcement

[[folder:F.B.I.]]
!!Felicia Lang
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/MaricruzDelgado_4836.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FeliciaLang_2292.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Camille Guaty

Barbara Eve Harris

* TheChick
ActionGirl
* TheDitz: Implied.
AllLoveIsUnrequited: Except when it's not.
* GratuitousSpanishAscendedExtra
* BackForTheFinale
* {{Badass}}
* RelationshipUpgrade: With Mahone.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight
* UndyingLoyalty: For Mahone.

!!Mark Wheeler
->'''Played By:''' Jason Davis

* GoodIsNotNice
* HeroAntagonist: To Mahone in season 4.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight

!!Richard Sullins
->'''Played By:''' Kim Coates

* DeadpanSnarker
* GoodIsNotNice
* InternalAffairs
* HeroAntagonist: To Mahone, frequently.
* {{Jerkass}}

!!Chris Franco
->'''Played By:''' Creator/WilliamMapother

* CowboyCop
* {{Jerkass}}
* TortureTechnician
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Homeland Security]]
!!Miriam Hultz AKA Trishanne Smith
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hultz_Miriam_6987.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Shannon Lucio

* AbsoluteCleavage
* ActionGirl
* {{Badass}}
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass



* NiceGirl
* {{Ojou}}: Implied to be this.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: To Sucre.
* SpicyLatina
* StarCrossedLovers: With Fernando. The plot ''constantly'' keeps them apart.

!!Aldo Burrows
->'''Played By:''' Tony Denison

* TheAtoner
* [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Hero]]: In a flashback, [[spoiler: he saves Michael from his abusive foster father.]]
* [[spoiler: DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou]]
* DisappearedDad
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn:]] Prior to the beginning of the series.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]

to:

* NiceGirl
UndercoverCopReveal
* {{Ojou}}: Implied to be this.
SexySecretary
* SatelliteLoveInterest: To Sucre.
* SpicyLatina
* StarCrossedLovers: With Fernando. The plot ''constantly'' keeps them apart.

!!Aldo Burrows
YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

!!Herb Stanton
->'''Played By:''' Tony Denison

* TheAtoner
* [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Hero]]: In a flashback, [[spoiler: he saves
Michael from his abusive foster father.]]
[=O'Neil=]

* [[spoiler: DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou]]
DirtyCop
* DisappearedDad
{{Jerkass}}
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Government]]
!!Frank Tancredi
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Tancredi_Frank_8999.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' John Heard

* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn:]] Prior to the beginning of the series.
{{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]NeverSuicide
* ObstructiveBureaucrat




!!Susan Hollander
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hollander_Susan_5917.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' KK Dodds

* GenreSavvy: When T-Bag threatens to return once he gets out of prison, she moves house. No forwarding address, either.
* MamaBear
* MoralityPet: To T-Bag, despite her finding him terrifying after she discovers his true identity, he seems to genuinely love her [[MadLove in his own way]].
* NiceGirl
* ShrinkingViolet

!!Nika Volek
->'''Played By:''' Holly Valance

* CitizenshipMarriage
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold
* MsFanservice
* {{Yandere}}: For Michael.

!!Hector Avila
->'''Played By:''' Kurt Caceres

* {{Jerkass}}
* SmugSnake

!!Lisa Rix
->'''Played By:''' Jessalyn Gilsig

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* NiceGirl
* [[spoiler: SatelliteCharacter:]] To LJ and Lincoln.
* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe]]

!!Philly Falzone
->'''Played By:''' Al Sapienza

* FauxAffablyEvil
* WouldHurtAChild

to:

\n!!Susan Hollander\n[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hollander_Susan_5917.jpg]]\n* [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done, Junkie Daughter Girl]]

!!Bruce Bennett
->'''Played By:''' KK Dodds

Wilbur Fitzgerald

* GenreSavvy: When T-Bag threatens ColdBloodedTorture: Is subjected to return once he gets out of prison, she moves house. No forwarding address, either.
this by Wyatt.
* MamaBear
ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* MoralityPet: To T-Bag, despite her finding him terrifying after she discovers his true identity, he seems to genuinely love her [[MadLove in his own way]].
* NiceGirl
* ShrinkingViolet

!!Nika Volek
->'''Played By:''' Holly Valance

* CitizenshipMarriage
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold
* MsFanservice
* {{Yandere}}: For Michael.

!!Hector Avila
->'''Played By:''' Kurt Caceres

* {{Jerkass}}
* SmugSnake

!!Lisa Rix
->'''Played By:''' Jessalyn Gilsig

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* NiceGirl
* [[spoiler: SatelliteCharacter:]] To LJ and Lincoln.
* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe]]

!!Philly Falzone
->'''Played By:''' Al Sapienza

* FauxAffablyEvil
* WouldHurtAChild
YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness



!The Company

[[folder:Scylla Card Holders]]
!!General Jonathan Krantz
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Krantz_Jonathan_8442.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Leon Russom

* AlasPoorVillain: He ends his days on the electrified chair, very nervous, with melancholic music on the background. See FaceDeathWithDignity below for more details.

to:

!The Company

[[folder:Scylla Card Holders]]
!!General Jonathan Krantz
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Krantz_Jonathan_8442.jpg]]
!Other Characters

[[folder:SONA]]
!!Luis Gallego AKA [=McGrady=]
->'''Played By:''' Leon Russom

Carlo Alban

* AlasPoorVillain: He ends his days on the electrified chair, very nervous, with melancholic music on the background. See FaceDeathWithDignity below for more details.AscendedFanboy
* EarnYourHappyEnding
* MoralityPet
* NiceGuy
* TagalongKid

!!Sammy Norino
->'''Played By:''' Laurence Mason



** BadassGrandpa
** FourStarBadass
* BaldOfEvil
* BadBoss: He kills one of his partners for disagreeing with him.
* BigBad
** BigBadDuumvirate: with Christina.
* CoolOldGuy
* DeadpanSnarker: ''"Lincoln Burrows was outsmarted. Who could have predicted that?"''
* TheDeterminator: ''Nothing'' will stop him from taking out Lincoln and Michael. Not even jail.
* EnemyCivilWar: With Christina.
* EvilOldFolks
* FaceDeathWithDignity: When he is on the electric chair, the Priest asks him if he's ready. Krantz answers with a military motto: "Semper Paratus". Meaning "always ready".
* FauxAffablyEvil
* HiddenAgendaVillain
* ImplacableMan
* KarmicDeath: Dies the same way Lincoln was planned to die.
* LaserGuidedKarma
* MadeOfIron: A explosion goes off two meters away from him. [[ImplacableMan He survives]].
* TheManBehindTheMan
* ManipulativeBastard
* MightAsWellNotBeInPrisonAtAll
* MindRape
* SharpDressedMan: Except for The Final Break, he always wears a fine suit.
* SmugSnake: He gets ''more'' smug and overconfident as the show progresses. He is more competent than most Smug Snakes, however.

!!Lisa Tabak
->'''Played By:''' Stacy Haiduk

* DefectorFromDecadence
* HeelFaceTurn

!!Stuart Tuxhorn
->'''Played By:''' Steve Tom

!!Howard Scuderi
->'''Played By:''' Jude Ciccolella

* AffablyEvil: He's a rather pleasant fellow who loves his wife. He borders on TokenGoodTeammate.
* OnlySaneMan

!!Griffin Oren
->'''Played By:''' Shaun Duke

* AssholeVictim
* {{Jerkass}}
* SmugSnake
* YouHaveFailedMe

to:

** BadassGrandpa
** FourStarBadass
* BaldOfEvil
* BadBoss: He kills one
BloodKnight: Shows many shades of this during his partners for disagreeing with him.
time in the third season.
* BigBad
TheDragon: To Lechero.
** BigBadDuumvirate: with Christina.
DragonAscendant: Briefly.
* CoolOldGuy
HairTriggerTemper
* DeadpanSnarker: ''"Lincoln Burrows was outsmarted. Who could have predicted that?"''
HotBlooded
* TheDeterminator: ''Nothing'' will stop him from taking out Lincoln ScaryBlackMan
* TheStarscream: A relunctant version. He genuinely believes Lechero has lost it,
and Michael. Not even jail.
seizing power is the best way to keep control over SONA.
* EnemyCivilWar: VillainousValor
* WeUsedToBeFriends:
With Christina.
* EvilOldFolks
* FaceDeathWithDignity: When he is on the electric chair, the Priest asks him if he's ready. Krantz answers with a military motto: "Semper Paratus". Meaning "always ready".
* FauxAffablyEvil
* HiddenAgendaVillain
* ImplacableMan
* KarmicDeath: Dies the same way Lincoln was planned to die.
* LaserGuidedKarma
* MadeOfIron: A explosion goes off two meters away from him. [[ImplacableMan He survives]].
* TheManBehindTheMan
* ManipulativeBastard
* MightAsWellNotBeInPrisonAtAll
* MindRape
* SharpDressedMan: Except for The Final Break, he always wears a fine suit.
* SmugSnake: He gets ''more'' smug and overconfident as the show progresses. He is more competent than most Smug Snakes, however.

!!Lisa Tabak
Lechero.

!!Carmelita AKA Sister Mary Francis
->'''Played By:''' Stacy Haiduk

Crystal Mantecon

* DefectorFromDecadence
HookerWithAHeartOfGold
* HeelFaceTurn

!!Stuart Tuxhorn
->'''Played By:''' Steve Tom

!!Howard Scuderi
->'''Played By:''' Jude Ciccolella

MsFanservice
* AffablyEvil: He's NaughtyNuns: Although she isn't really a rather pleasant fellow who loves his wife. He borders on TokenGoodTeammate.
nun.
* OnlySaneMan

!!Griffin Oren
->'''Played By:''' Shaun Duke

NunTooHoly
* AssholeVictim
* {{Jerkass}}
* SmugSnake
* YouHaveFailedMe
PutOnABus



[[folder:Operatives]]
!!William ‘Bill’ Kim
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BillKim_6274.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"You may be done with us, but that doesn't mean we're done with you."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Reggie Lee

* BaldOfEvil

to:

[[folder:Operatives]]
!!William ‘Bill’ Kim
[[folder:Miscellaneous Characters]]

!!Pam Larson
->'''Played By:''' Callie Thorne

* AmicablyDivorced: Ends up being this for good with Mahone.
* MoralityPet: For Mahone.

!!Roland Glenn
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BillKim_6274.org/pmwiki/pub/images/RolandGlenn_36.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"You may be done with us, but that doesn't mean we're done with you."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Reggie Lee

James Hiroyuki Liao

* BaldOfEvilAlasPoorVillain: He might have been a greedy traitor, but it's hard not to feel sorry for him as he lies dying in pain begging not to be left alone.
* AssholeVictim
* ButtMonkey



* TheDragon
* FauxAffablyEvil

to:

* TheDragon
DirtyCoward
* FauxAffablyEvilFaceHeelTurn
* {{Greed}}: His biggest flaw. He risks the entire operation to get quick cash at a casino, which is what got him arrested in the first place.



* SharpDressedMan
* SmugSmiler
* SmugSnake
* ToThePain
-->''"I had the honor of attending Mount Fort Military Academy, whose mission it is to ensure the greatness of this country and its future leadership, by encouraging patriotism, building a strong moral foundation, and providing a service of men committed to the values of honor and freedom of the country. But, first and foremost, they taught you [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown this.]]"''
* TortureTechnician
* VillainousBreakdown

!!Daniel 'Danny' Hale
->'''Played By:''' Danny [=McCarthy=]

* GuiltRiddenAccomplice
* HeelFaceTurn
** HeelFaceDoorSlam: He tries to leave the One World Conspiracy with his wife and help Veronica, only to get killed by Kellerman before he can do any good.
* PunchClockVillain
* RedemptionFailure

!!Wyatt Mathewson
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/WyattMatthews_3840.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Cress Williams

* AxCrazy
* {{Badass}}
** BadassInANiceSuit
* CreepyMonotone: He has a very gentle monotone voice and even when torturing or killing people, it sounds like he's reading a bedtime story.
* PsychoForHire
* HannibalLecture
* ScaryBlackMan
* ShutUpHannibal
* SmugSnake
* TheSociopath
* SoftSpokenSadist
* TheStoic
* WouldHurtAChild

!!Samantha Brinker
->'''Played By:''' Michelle Forbes

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome

to:

* SharpDressedMan
KickTheSonOfABitch
* SmugSmiler
OnlyInItForTheMoney
* SmugSnake
* ToThePain
-->''"I had
RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Wyatt executes him after he betrays the honor of attending Mount Fort Military Academy, whose mission it is to ensure the greatness of this country and its future leadership, by encouraging patriotism, building a strong moral foundation, and providing a service of men committed to the values of honor and freedom of the country. But, first and foremost, they taught you [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown this.]]"''
team.
* TortureTechnician
TheSmartGuy
* VillainousBreakdown

!!Daniel 'Danny' Hale
StayWithMeUntilIDie: He begs Michael for this, who obliges.
* TechnoWizard
* TokenEvilTeammate
* TooDumbToLive

!!Gregory White
->'''Played By:''' Danny [=McCarthy=]

Michael Bryan French

* GuiltRiddenAccomplice
BenevolentBoss
* HeelFaceTurn
** HeelFaceDoorSlam:
ButtMonkey
* AFatherToHisMen
* HonestCorporateExecutive
* MoralityChain:
He tries acts an overly trusting father figure to leave the One World Conspiracy with his wife and help Veronica, only T-Bag while he's pretending to get killed by Kellerman before he can do any good.
be Cole Pfeiffer. The chain gets cut.
* PunchClockVillain
NiceGuy
* RedemptionFailure

!!Wyatt Mathewson
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/WyattMatthews_3840.jpg]]
ReasonableAuthorityFigure

!!Rita Morgan
->'''Played By:'''

* MoralityPet: For Gretchen.

!!Andrew Blauner
->'''Played By:''' Cress Williams

* AxCrazy
* {{Badass}}
** BadassInANiceSuit
* CreepyMonotone: He has a very gentle monotone voice and even when torturing or killing people, it sounds like he's reading a bedtime story.
* PsychoForHire
* HannibalLecture
* ScaryBlackMan
* ShutUpHannibal
* SmugSnake
* TheSociopath
* SoftSpokenSadist
* TheStoic
* WouldHurtAChild

!!Samantha Brinker
->'''Played By:''' Michelle Forbes

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
Dameon Clarke



* MouthOfSauron
* SmugSnake

!!Ralph Becker
->'''Played By:''' Raphael Sbarge

to:

* MouthOfSauron
* SmugSnake

!!Ralph Becker

!!Sebastian Balfour
->'''Played By:''' Raphael Sbarge
Anthony Starke

* DisposableFiance
* NiceGuy

!!Cameron Mahone
->'''Played By:'''

* InfantImmortality: Averted.
* MoralityPet: For Mahone.

!!Patrick Vikan
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/vikan_patrick_7679.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/MarkPellegrino

* AffablyEvil: He comes across as a pretty reasonable guy, especially in contrast to the other characters on the show.
* BlondeGuysAreEvil
* DeadpanSnarker
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He's abruptly shot in the back by Self in only his second appearance.

!!Scott Carruth / 'The Representative'
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/carruth_scott_3373.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/TitusWelliver



* BitchInSheepsClothing
* ConsummateLiar
* EliteMook
* ManipulativeBastard

!!Elliot Pike
->'''Played By:''' John S. Davies

* BaldOfEvil
* BoomHeadshot
* TheDragon: For Gretchen.
* FatBastard
* TemptingFate

!!Agent Blondie
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/von_blondie_3645.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Steven Chester Prince

* BlondeGuysAreEvil
* BullyingADragon
* FauxAffablyEvil
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* SmugSnake
* WouldHurtAChild

!!Quinn
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/quinn_9423.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Michael Gaston

* AxCrazy
* {{Badass}}
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* BaldOfEvil
* DeadpanSnarker
* FauxAffablyEvil
* HannibalLecture
* KarmicDeath
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* OnlyOneName
* PsychoForHire
* SmugSnake

to:

* BitchInSheepsClothing
* ConsummateLiar
* EliteMook
* ManipulativeBastard

!!Elliot Pike
->'''Played By:''' John S. Davies

* BaldOfEvil
* BoomHeadshot
* TheDragon: For Gretchen.
* FatBastard
* TemptingFate

!!Agent Blondie
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/von_blondie_3645.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Steven Chester Prince

* BlondeGuysAreEvil
* BullyingADragon
* FauxAffablyEvil
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* SmugSnake
* WouldHurtAChild

!!Quinn
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/quinn_9423.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Michael Gaston

* AxCrazy
* {{Badass}}
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
BadassInANiceSuit: Never seen out of his suit.
* BaldOfEvil
FaceDeathWithDignity: When he's confronted by the Scylla team, he reacts in a rather calm manner and accepts that he's going to die. He just wants a good showing at the last, trying to kill the team before he's gunned down.
* DeadpanSnarker
SharpDressedMan: Always clad in a sharp suit.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* HannibalLecture
* KarmicDeath
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* OnlyOneName
* PsychoForHire
* SmugSnake
TakingYouWithMe: How he chooses to go down, trying to kill the Scylla team when they corner him despite knowing full well he won't survive.



[[folder:Associates]]
!!President Caroline Reynolds
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CarolineReynolds_9443.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Patricia Wettig

* {{Badass}}
* BitchInSheepsClothing
* BrotherSisterIncest: With Terrence.
* ConvenientTerminalIllness
* IronLady
* KarmaHoudini: She manages to step down from the presidency with grace while keeping her public image intact.
* ManipulativeBitch: She manages to outfox both Michael and the Company.
* PresidentEvil
* PutOnABus

!!Terrence Steadman
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TerrenceSteadman_9149.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I'm the Isle of Terrence, far off to sea."'']]
->'''Played By:''' John Billingsley & Jeff Perry

* BrotherSisterIncest: He and Caroline had a sexual relationship.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Prior to his death being faked.
* DirtyCoward
* DrivenToSuicide: Faced with being exposed and not wanting to bring down his sister with him, Terrence turns the gun on himself.
* {{Jerkass}}
* TheOtherDarrin: Portrayed by John Billingsley initially, but as he was mostly in shadows, the transition to Jeff Perry was pretty smooth.
* SmugSnake
* YourCheatingHeart: Continued an affair with his sister while he was married.

!!David Baker
->'''Played By:''' Creator/KeithSzarabajka

* DirtyCoward
* {{Jerkass}}
* NervousWreck
* PunchClockVillain
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rogue Faction]]
!!Christina Hampton [[spoiler: /Rose Scofield]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ChristinaRoseScofield_8815.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Kathleen Quinlan

* AxCrazy: Even the General thinks she's utterly batshit.
* {{Badass}}
** KickingAssInAllHerFinery
* BigBadDuumvirate: with the General.
* BrokenPedestal: Michael thought highly of her until finding out she was FakingTheDead.
* EnemyCivilWar
* EvilMatriarch
* EvilAllAlong: Michael and Lincoln remembered her as their nice, caring mother. They were soon proven wrong.
* FakingTheDead
* FauxAffablyEvil
* HiddenAgendaVillain
* ManipulativeBitch
* NotQuiteDead
* TheSociopath
* SoftSpokenSadist
* WalkingSpoiler

!!Downey
->'''Played By:''' Ted King

* {{Badass}}
** BadassInANiceSuit
* TheDragon: to Christina.
* SharpDressedMan
* UndyingLoyalty
[[/folder]]

!The Government and Law Enforcement

[[folder:F.B.I.]]
!!Felicia Lang
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FeliciaLang_2292.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Barbara Eve Harris

* ActionGirl
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Except when it's not.
* AscendedExtra
* BackForTheFinale
* {{Badass}}
* RelationshipUpgrade: With Mahone.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight
* UndyingLoyalty: For Mahone.

!!Mark Wheeler
->'''Played By:''' Jason Davis

* GoodIsNotNice
* HeroAntagonist: To Mahone in season 4.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight

!!Richard Sullins
->'''Played By:''' Kim Coates

* DeadpanSnarker
* GoodIsNotNice
* InternalAffairs
* HeroAntagonist: To Mahone, frequently.
* {{Jerkass}}

!!Chris Franco
->'''Played By:''' Creator/WilliamMapother

* CowboyCop
* {{Jerkass}}
* TortureTechnician
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Homeland Security]]
!!Miriam Hultz AKA Trishanne Smith
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hultz_Miriam_6987.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Shannon Lucio

* AbsoluteCleavage
* ActionGirl
* {{Badass}}
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* MsFanservice
* UndercoverCopReveal
* SexySecretary
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

!!Herb Stanton
->'''Played By:''' Michael [=O'Neil=]

* DirtyCop
* {{Jerkass}}
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Government]]
!!Frank Tancredi
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Tancredi_Frank_8999.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' John Heard

* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* NeverSuicide
* ObstructiveBureaucrat
* PapaWolf
* [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done, Junkie Daughter Girl]]

!!Bruce Bennett
->'''Played By:''' Wilbur Fitzgerald

* ColdBloodedTorture: Is subjected to this by Wyatt.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness
[[/folder]]

!Other Characters

[[folder:SONA]]
!!Luis Gallego AKA [=McGrady=]
->'''Played By:''' Carlo Alban

* AscendedFanboy
* EarnYourHappyEnding
* MoralityPet
* NiceGuy
* TagalongKid

!!Sammy Norino
->'''Played By:''' Laurence Mason

* {{Badass}}
* BloodKnight: Shows many shades of this during his time in the third season.
* TheDragon: To Lechero.
** DragonAscendant: Briefly.
* HairTriggerTemper
* HotBlooded
* ScaryBlackMan
* TheStarscream: A relunctant version. He genuinely believes Lechero has lost it, and seizing power is the best way to keep control over SONA.
* VillainousValor
* WeUsedToBeFriends: With Lechero.

!!Carmelita AKA Sister Mary Francis
->'''Played By:''' Crystal Mantecon

* HookerWithAHeartOfGold
* MsFanservice
* NaughtyNuns: Although she isn't really a nun.
* NunTooHoly
* PutOnABus

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Miscellaneous Characters]]

!!Pam Larson
->'''Played By:''' Callie Thorne

* AmicablyDivorced: Ends up being this for good with Mahone.
* MoralityPet: For Mahone.

!!Roland Glenn
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/RolandGlenn_36.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' James Hiroyuki Liao

* AlasPoorVillain: He might have been a greedy traitor, but it's hard not to feel sorry for him as he lies dying in pain begging not to be left alone.
* AssholeVictim
* ButtMonkey
* DeadpanSnarker
* DirtyCoward
* FaceHeelTurn
* {{Greed}}: His biggest flaw. He risks the entire operation to get quick cash at a casino, which is what got him arrested in the first place.
* {{Jerkass}}
* KickTheSonOfABitch
* OnlyInItForTheMoney
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Wyatt executes him after he betrays the team.
* TheSmartGuy
* StayWithMeUntilIDie: He begs Michael for this, who obliges.
* TechnoWizard
* TokenEvilTeammate
* TooDumbToLive

!!Gregory White
->'''Played By:''' Michael Bryan French

* BenevolentBoss
* ButtMonkey
* AFatherToHisMen
* HonestCorporateExecutive
* MoralityChain: He acts an overly trusting father figure to T-Bag while he's pretending to be Cole Pfeiffer. The chain gets cut.
* NiceGuy
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

!!Rita Morgan
->'''Played By:'''

* MoralityPet: For Gretchen.

!!Andrew Blauner
->'''Played By:''' Dameon Clarke

* {{Jerkass}}

!!Sebastian Balfour
->'''Played By:''' Anthony Starke

* DisposableFiance
* NiceGuy

!!Cameron Mahone
->'''Played By:'''

* InfantImmortality: Averted.
* MoralityPet: For Mahone.

!!Patrick Vikan
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/vikan_patrick_7679.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/MarkPellegrino

* AffablyEvil: He comes across as a pretty reasonable guy, especially in contrast to the other characters on the show.
* BlondeGuysAreEvil
* DeadpanSnarker
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He's abruptly shot in the back by Self in only his second appearance.

!!Scott Carruth / 'The Representative'
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/carruth_scott_3373.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/TitusWelliver

* {{Badass}}
** BadassInANiceSuit: Never seen out of his suit.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: When he's confronted by the Scylla team, he reacts in a rather calm manner and accepts that he's going to die. He just wants a good showing at the last, trying to kill the team before he's gunned down.
* SharpDressedMan: Always clad in a sharp suit.
* TakingYouWithMe: How he chooses to go down, trying to kill the Scylla team when they corner him despite knowing full well he won't survive.
[[/folder]]
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!Main Characters

[[folder:Michael]]
!!Michael Scofield
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/MichaelScofield_885.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"If you think I'm gonna leave my brother behind, you have ''massively'' underestimated me."'']]
->'''Played By:''' WentworthMiller

->''"Preparation will only take you so far. After that you got to take a few leaps of faith."''

The younger brother of Lincoln Burrows and a successful structural engineer. When Lincoln is sentenced to death, Michael purposefully gets himself thrown in prison so he can carry out an elaborate break-out plan. After the break-out, Michael and Lincoln are tracked by the Company and try to expose the truth behind the conspiracy.
----
* AbusiveParents: When Lincoln's in juvie, Michael is put in care of a very abusive man who keeps him locked up and beats him up until Aldo saves him.
* TheAce
** BrokenAce
* AgonyOfTheFeet
* ArchEnemy: He has a few of these, what with being TheHero and all. T-Bag is the most consistent, with the others either doing [[HeelFaceTurn Heel Face Turns]] or being killed off.
* TheAtoner: For all the pain and trouble he caused breaking out Lincoln, such as getting Pope fired.

to:

!Main Characters

[[folder:Michael]]
!!Michael Scofield
!Fox River State Penitentiary

[[folder:Staff]]

!!Ward. Henry Pope
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/MichaelScofield_885.org/pmwiki/pub/images/HenryPope_9566.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"If [[caption-width-right:350:''"Son, it's better for me to owe you think I'm gonna leave my brother behind, one in here than for you have ''massively'' underestimated me.to owe me one, I can promise you that."'']]
->'''Played By:''' WentworthMiller

->''"Preparation will only take you so far. After
Stacy Keach

->''"When those men went over
that you got wall, they made a choice. That choice makes them a threat to take a few leaps of faith."''

The younger brother of Lincoln Burrows and a successful structural engineer. When Lincoln is sentenced to death, Michael purposefully gets himself thrown in prison so he can carry out an elaborate break-out plan. After the break-out, Michael and Lincoln are tracked by the Company and try to expose the truth behind the conspiracy.
----
* AbusiveParents: When Lincoln's in juvie, Michael is put in care of a very abusive man who keeps him locked up and beats him up until Aldo saves him.
* TheAce
** BrokenAce
* AgonyOfTheFeet
* ArchEnemy: He has a few of these, what with being TheHero and all. T-Bag is the most consistent, with the others either doing [[HeelFaceTurn Heel Face Turns]] or being killed off.
* TheAtoner: For all the pain and trouble he caused breaking out Lincoln, such as getting Pope fired.
society once again."''



** BadassBookworm
** TookALevelInBadass
* BaldOfAwesome
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Sort of. He ''was'' dying anyway, so he performs a HeroicSacrifice to allow Sara to escape from the prison.

to:

** BadassBookworm
BadassGrandpa
** TookALevelInBadass
BadassMoustache
* BaldOfAwesome
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Sort of. He ''was'' dying anyway, so he performs a HeroicSacrifice to allow Sara to escape from the prison.
BeingGoodSucks



* {{Bishonen}}
* ByronicHero
* CharacterDeath: He electrocutes himself to allow Sarah to escape.
* TheChessmaster
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: It's a diagnosed example of this, as Sara eventually finds out.
* CombatPragmatist: Took a level in this from Mahone.
* CrazyPrepared: He ''never'' goes around without a plan.
* TheDeterminator
* DeadlyNosebleed: In season 4.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: He rips a wire apart with his bare hands, getting electrocuted in the process.
* GambitRoulette: There's a lot of luck and chance involved in his plan to save his brother.
* GuileHero: Michael isn't the best fighter in the show, so he escapes situations using his wits. A good example would be when he outsmarts Sammy by tricking him into using Michael's escape tunnel in SONA. He'd rigged the tunnel to cave in.
* TheHero
* HeroesWantRedheads: [[OfficialCouple Sara Tancredi]], in his case.
* HeroicSacrifice
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Has two: Lincoln and Sucre.

to:

* {{Bishonen}}
* ByronicHero
* CharacterDeath: He electrocutes himself to allow Sarah to escape.
* TheChessmaster
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: It's a diagnosed example of this, as Sara eventually finds out.
* CombatPragmatist: Took a level in this from Mahone.
* CrazyPrepared: He ''never'' goes around without a plan.
* TheDeterminator
* DeadlyNosebleed: In season 4.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: He rips a wire apart with his bare hands, getting electrocuted in the process.
* GambitRoulette: There's a lot of luck and chance involved in his plan to save his brother.
* GuileHero: Michael isn't the best fighter in the show, so he escapes situations using his wits. A good example would be
BoundAndGagged: By [[spoiler: Michael]] when he outsmarts Sammy by tricking him into using Michael's escape tunnel in SONA. He'd rigged the tunnel to cave in.
they break out of Fox River.
* TheHero
ButtMonkey
* HeroesWantRedheads: [[OfficialCouple Sara Tancredi]], in his case.
CoolOldGuy
* HeroicSacrifice
DaChief
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Has two: Lincoln and Sucre.AFatherToHisMen
* HappilyMarried



* ManipulativeBastard: He may be the hero of the story, but he's not above backstabbing and manipulating for the sake of the ones he loves.
* MrFanservice
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When he thinks about all the people who lost their lives in order for him to free Linc.
* NervesOfSteel: He doesn't back down and remains firm when confronted with threats from people like Abruzzi and General Krantz.
* [[spoiler:NotSoInvincibleAfterAll]]
* ParentalAbandonment: His father.
* PrettyBoy: Which even earns him the nickname "Pretty", [[HoYay from T-Bag]].
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Lincoln's red.
* TattooAsCharacterType
* StarCrossedLovers: As of the second season, with Sara. Due to being on the run, there's not much time for him to drop by (it doesn't help that she's wanted too).
* TheStoic: Seriously this guy only shows any feeling around a handful of people and only then after a few near-death experiences.
** NotSoStoic: As the series progresses.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
** TallDarkAndSnarky
* TattooedCrook
* TechnicalPacifist
* TroubledButCute
* XanatosSpeedChess

to:

* ManipulativeBastard: He may be NiceGuy
* PutOnABus: Shortly after
the hero end fo season 1.
** TheBusCameBack: Halfway through season 2, Michael and Sara request his assistance to [[spoiler: finding the recording Frank Tancredi left behind.]]
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight
* YourCheatingHeart: He has an illegitimate son that was murdered prior to the start
of the story, series.

!!Louis Patterson
->'''Played By:''' Phillip Edward Van Lear

* BadCopIncompetentCop: He's not a bad person though,
but he's not above backstabbing and manipulating for the sake of the ones he loves.
* MrFanservice
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When he thinks about all the people who lost their lives in order for him to free Linc.
* NervesOfSteel: He
doesn't back down always pay attention to his work and remains firm when confronted gets easily distracted by [[DistractedByTheSexy the secretary]].
* DeadpanSnarker
* DistractedByTheSexy
* FlatCharacter
* HeroAntagonist
* PutOnABus
* SatelliteCharacter
* YourCheatingHeart: Cheats on his wife
with threats from people like Abruzzi and General Krantz.
Pope's secretary.

!!Keith Stolte
->'''Played By:''' Christian Stolte

* [[spoiler:NotSoInvincibleAfterAll]]
BadCopIncompetentCop
* ParentalAbandonment: His father.
TheDanza
* PrettyBoy: TheDragon: The closest thing Bellick has to one.
* FlatCharacter
* HeroAntagonist
* PutOnABus
* SatelliteCharacter: To Louis, who's already quite a FlatCharacter himself.

!!Roy Geary
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/RoyGeary_5551.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Matt [=DeCaro=]

* AintTooProudToBeg
* BadCopIncompetentCop
* BaldOfEvil
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder:
Which even earns eventually [[LaserGuidedKarma catches up to him.]]
* DirtyCop
* DirtyCoward
* DirtyOldMan: Hires three young prostitutes in an episode.
* TheDragon: To Bellick in season 2, until [[spoiler: he betrays
him the nickname "Pretty", [[HoYay at least.]]
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[spoiler: KarmicDeath]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* LaserGuidedKarma
* PutOnABus: When he's fired
from T-Bag]].
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Lincoln's red.
* TattooAsCharacterType
* StarCrossedLovers: As of
the second season, with Sara. Due to being on prison.
** TheBusCameBack: Bellick finds him in season 2 and
the run, there's not much time two of them start looking for him to drop by (it doesn't help that she's wanted too).
* TheStoic: Seriously this guy only shows any feeling around a handful of people and only then after a few near-death experiences.
** NotSoStoic: As
the series progresses.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
Fox River Eight.
** TallDarkAndSnarky
[[spoiler: BackForTheDead]]

!!Katie Welch
->'''Played By:''' [=DuShon=] Monique Brown

* TattooedCrook
BlackBestFriend: To Sara.
* TechnicalPacifist
DeadpanSnarker
* TroubledButCute
TheMedic
* XanatosSpeedChessPutOnABus: After season 1.
* SassyBlackWoman
* SatelliteCharacter: Towards Sara.



[[folder:Lincoln]]
!!Lincoln Burrows
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/LincolnBurrows_4690.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"The innocent people in your life, you have to keep them innocent. If that means walking away from them, that's what you gotta do."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Dominic Purcell

->''"I've never given a damn about what people thought of me. Never. Last couple of days - got to admit, you know... Lee Harvey Oswald, John Wilkes Booth... Lincoln Burrows. I'm going to go down in history with these freaks. [pauses] Bitch of it all is - I didn't do it."''

The older brother of Michael Scofield, Lincoln is a small-time thug who is wrongfully sentenced to death for the murder of the Vice President's brother. Michael breaks him out of prison, and from then on they work to expose the truth behind the conspiracy.
----
* AntiHero

to:

[[folder:Lincoln]]
!!Lincoln Burrows
[[folder:Inmates]]
!!Charles Westmoreland
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/LincolnBurrows_4690.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Muse_watson_prison_break_9708.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"The innocent people in your life, [[caption-width-right:350:Marilyn, did you have to keep them innocent. If that means walking away from them, that's what you gotta do."'']]
think he was the arsonist-type?]]
->'''Played By:''' Dominic Purcell

->''"I've never given a damn about what people thought of me. Never. Last couple of days - got
Muse Watson

->''"Outliving your wife, that's bad enough. Outliving your daughter, no man should have
to admit, you know... Lee Harvey Oswald, John Wilkes Booth... Lincoln Burrows. I'm going to go down in history with these freaks. [pauses] Bitch of it all is - I didn't do it."''

The older brother of Michael Scofield, Lincoln is a small-time thug who is wrongfully sentenced to death for the murder of the Vice President's brother. Michael breaks him out of prison, and from then on they work to expose the truth behind the conspiracy.
----
* AntiHero
that."''



** BreakTheBadass
* BaldOfAwesome
* BigGuy
* BoisterousBruiser
* TheBrute
* CoolUncle: Implied to have become this for Michael and Sara's son.
* ByronicHero
* DealWithTheDevil: In the second half of season 4, when he [[spoiler:agrees to work for The Company in exchange for Michael getting surgery.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Debatable. [[spoiler:Yes, his brother dies, but he eventually has to get over it, and in the end of the story he's living happily with [[OfficialCouple Sofia]], LJ, Sara and his nephew, so it sort of counts.]]
* {{Frameup}}
* HairTriggerTemper
* HeWhoFightsMonsters
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Michael. After the fourth season, with Alex as well.
* HotBlooded
* KnightInSourArmor: Initially, at least, he was quite skeptical about Michael's plan.
* {{Jerkass}}: Can come across as this to others, but in reality he's a...
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* TheLancer: To Michael, particularly in seasons 2 and 4.
* MeetCute: He meets Sofia when he threatens her with a gun and steals Whistler's bird book from her. They [[OfficialCouple end up together]].
* NearDeathExperience: Halfway through the first season, he's strapped to the electric chair and was almost sentenced to death, but was saved at the last minute by [[spoiler: the information Aldo delivers to the judge.]]
* NervesOfSteel
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Sometimes, unvoluntarily, Purcell fell into this.
* ParentalAbandonment: His father.
* PapaWolf: For LJ.
* PromotionToParent: After her mother dies, he's all that Michael's got left.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Michael's blue.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Veronica, in the first season only though.
* TragicHero
* TroubledButCute
* TheUnfavorite: [[EvilMatriarch Christina]]]] directly states that Michael was the preferred son, due to being her actual biological son, and Lincoln being adopted. WordOfGod later confirmed this was a lie, but Christina's preference was still real.
* YourCheatingHeart: His relationship with Veronica ended because he got Lisa pregnant, implying that he slept with Lisa while he was still dating Veronica.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sucre]]
!!Fernando Sucre
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FernandoSucre_2301.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Welcome to Prisneyland, Fish."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Amaury Nolasco

->''"Didn't Fox River teach you anything man? 'Cause the same rules apply out here. It doesn't make a difference if you're guilty or innocent. It's who survives."''

A petty thief and Michael's cellmate. Sucre is deeply devoted to his girlfriend Maricruz Delgado, and eventually joins the break-out crew so he can be with her.
----
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBiker: Gets a bike for some episodes of season 2.
** BadassBeard: In the movie.
** TookALevelInBadass: After breaking out of Fox River.
* BaldOfAwesome
* TheBigGuy
* BreakTheHaughty
* ButtMonkey
* CosmicPlaything
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDitz
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Sucre goes through absolute hell. He's imprisoned, humiliated, beaten up, comes close to death a dozen times, watches close friends die and travels across the United States while chased by the FBI.
* FireForgedFriends: With Brad, after their stay at Sona.
* GratuitousSpanish
* HappilyMarried: Ends up as this.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Michael.
* HonorBeforeReason: Numerous times.
* TheLancer: To Michael in season 1, and to Lincoln in season 3.
* LifeOfTheParty: He's the only one of the group dancing in [[spoiler: Michael and Sara's secret wedding.]]
* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: [[spoiler: After Brad's death, he won't forgive anyone who says anything bad about him.]]

to:

** BreakTheBadass
* BaldOfAwesome
* BigGuy
* BoisterousBruiser
* TheBrute
* CoolUncle: Implied to have become
BadassGrandpa
** BadassMoustache
** RetiredBadass: Was
this for until Michael and Sara's son.
* ByronicHero
* DealWithTheDevil: In
comes to the second half of season 4, when he [[spoiler:agrees to work for The Company in exchange for prison.
* BackForTheFinale: [[spoiler. Visits
Michael getting surgery.during a coma dream in the last season.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Debatable. [[spoiler:Yes, his brother dies, but he eventually has to get over it, and in the end of the story he's living happily with [[OfficialCouple Sofia]], LJ, Sara and his nephew, so it sort of counts.]]
CoolOldGuy
* {{Frameup}}
* HairTriggerTemper
* HeWhoFightsMonsters
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Michael. After the fourth season, with Alex as well.
* HotBlooded
* KnightInSourArmor: Initially, at least, he was quite skeptical about Michael's plan.
* {{Jerkass}}: Can come across as this to others, but in reality he's a...
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* TheLancer: To Michael, particularly in seasons 2 and 4.
* MeetCute: He meets Sofia when he threatens her with a gun and steals Whistler's bird book from her. They [[OfficialCouple end up together]].
* NearDeathExperience: Halfway through the first season, he's strapped to the electric chair and was almost sentenced to death, but was saved at the last minute by
[[spoiler: the information Aldo delivers to the judge.]]
* NervesOfSteel
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Sometimes, unvoluntarily, Purcell fell into this.
* ParentalAbandonment: His father.
* PapaWolf: For LJ.
* PromotionToParent: After her mother dies, he's all that Michael's got left.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Michael's blue.
* StarCrossedLovers:
DeadPersonConversation:]] With Veronica, in the first season only though.
* TragicHero
* TroubledButCute
* TheUnfavorite: [[EvilMatriarch Christina]]]] directly states that Michael was the preferred son, due to being her actual biological son, and Lincoln being adopted. WordOfGod later confirmed this was a lie, but Christina's preference was still real.
* YourCheatingHeart: His relationship with Veronica ended because he got Lisa pregnant, implying that he slept with Lisa while he was still dating Veronica.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sucre]]
!!Fernando Sucre
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FernandoSucre_2301.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Welcome to Prisneyland, Fish."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Amaury Nolasco

->''"Didn't Fox River teach you anything man? 'Cause the same rules apply out here. It doesn't make a difference if you're guilty or innocent. It's who survives."''

A petty thief and Michael's cellmate. Sucre is deeply devoted to his girlfriend Maricruz Delgado, and eventually joins the break-out crew so he can be with her.
----
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBiker: Gets a bike for some episodes of season 2.
** BadassBeard: In the movie.
** TookALevelInBadass: After breaking out of Fox River.
* BaldOfAwesome
* TheBigGuy
* BreakTheHaughty
* ButtMonkey
* CosmicPlaything
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDitz
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Sucre goes through absolute hell. He's imprisoned, humiliated, beaten up, comes close to death a dozen times, watches close friends die and travels across the United States while chased by the FBI.
* FireForgedFriends: With Brad, after their stay at Sona.
* GratuitousSpanish
* HappilyMarried: Ends up as this.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Michael.
* HonorBeforeReason: Numerous times.
* TheLancer: To
Michael in season 1, and to Lincoln 4.
* GentlemanSnarker
* GentlemanThief: As DB Cooper
in season 3.
* LifeOfTheParty: He's
the only one of the group dancing in past.
* InSeriesNickname: "The Old Head".
*
[[spoiler: Michael and Sara's secret wedding.]]
KilledOffForReal]]
* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: [[spoiler: After Brad's death, he won't forgive anyone who says anything bad about him.]]KindHeartedCatLover
* NamesTheSame: He shares his exact name with his father, which is what gives him a credible allbi for the DB Cooper robbery.



* ShipperOnDeck: For Michael/Sara.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Maricruz. The plot ''constantly'' keeps them apart.
* TragicHero
* WildCard: Briefly, in season 2.
* YankTheDogsChain: His constant attempts to be reunited with Maricruz are thwarted, time and time again.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:T-Bag]]
!!Theodore ‘T-Bag’ Bagwell
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TheodoreBagwell_9375.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Don't be frightened. Teddy's home."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Robert Knepper

->''"I am not the animal you think you see before you. I am the laws of karma all come down wrong."''

A vicious and highly intelligent white supremecist gang leader serving multiple life sentences. T-Bag manages to worm his way into the break-out team and serves his own purposes, [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder frequently changing allegiances]].
----
* AffablyEvil: Has to be the most likeable paedophile, serial killer, rapist, bigot on TV.
* AintTooProudToBeg
* AxCrazy
* AnythingThatMoves: Seriously, be it [[BiTheWay male or female]], young or old, wiling or [[PrisonRape not]]...
* {{Badass}}
** BadassGay: Bi, actually, but still counts.
** BadassMoustache
** HandicappedBadass: After [[spoiler: John cuts his left hand.]] He gets patched up for some time, but [[spoiler: remains witha prosthetic hand eventually.]]
* BeardOfEvil: Sports one from time to time.
* BecomingTheMask: As Cole Pfeiffer
* BiTheWay
* BlondesAreEvil: Dyes his hair blonde in the second season.
* BreakOutCharacter: T-Bag was initially intended to be around for two episodes as a guest star. The character was so popular that he became an AscendedExtra soon.

to:

* ShipperOnDeck: For Michael/Sara.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Maricruz. The plot ''constantly'' keeps them apart.
* TragicHero
* WildCard: Briefly, in season 2.
* YankTheDogsChain: His constant attempts
NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Does this to be reunited with Maricruz are thwarted, time and time again.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:T-Bag]]
!!Theodore ‘T-Bag’ Bagwell
Bellick when [[spoiler: he finds out the hole they're using to dig out of the prison.]]
* TheOldConvict
* PapaWolf
* [[spoiler: PosthumousCharacter:]] In the fourth season.
* SecretIdentity: As D.B. Cooper.
* [[spoiler: SecretStabWound:]] Keeps it a secret until the day of the breakout.

!!David ‘Tweener’ Apolskis
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TheodoreBagwell_9375.org/pmwiki/pub/images/DavidApolskis_3259.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Don't be frightened. Teddy's home."'']]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"That's slavery, yo!"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Robert Knepper

->''"I am not
Lane Garrison

->''"This ain't Fox River anymore, man. You're lookin' at
the animal you think you see before you. I am the laws of karma all come down wrong.real deal now."''

A vicious and highly intelligent white supremecist gang leader serving multiple life sentences. T-Bag manages to worm his way into the break-out team and serves his own purposes, [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder frequently changing allegiances]].
----
* AffablyEvil: Has to be the most likeable paedophile, serial killer, rapist, bigot on TV.
* AintTooProudToBeg
* AxCrazy
* AnythingThatMoves: Seriously, be it [[BiTheWay male or female]], young or old, wiling or [[PrisonRape not]]...
* {{Badass}}
** BadassGay: Bi, actually, but still counts.
** BadassMoustache
** HandicappedBadass: After [[spoiler: John cuts his left hand.]] He gets patched up for some time, but [[spoiler: remains witha prosthetic hand eventually.]]
* BeardOfEvil: Sports one from time to time.
* BecomingTheMask: As Cole Pfeiffer
* BiTheWay
* BlondesAreEvil: Dyes his hair blonde in the second season.
* BreakOutCharacter: T-Bag was initially intended to be around for two episodes as a guest star. The character was so popular that he became an AscendedExtra soon.
{{Adorkable}}



* TheCharmer
* ChildByRape: He is one.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: It'd probably be faster to list the character he ''hasn't'' betrayed so far.
* CombatPragmatist
* DepravedBisexual
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: His mother.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He begs for the lives of Gretchen's daughter and sister despite everything she'd done to him.
* EvilGenius
* {{Fingore}}
* FreudianExcuse: His [[BrotherSisterIncest dad raped his down-syndrome sister]], producing T-Bag. Not to mention what stuff he did to his son.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: The most prominent case of this was with [[spoiler: Sara]] in season 4.
* InSeriesNickname: Like most inmates, he gets a nickname in prison: "T-Bag".
* {{Jerkass}}
* JokerImmunity
* KavorkaMan
* LargeHam
* LeanAndMean
* MadeOfIron
* ManipulativeBastard
* TheOneThatGotAway: Views [[ShrinkingViolet Susan]] as this.
* PhotographicMemory
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain
* PrisonRape: Did this to Seth (and probably others before him), and attempted it on Tweener.
* RapeAsBackstory: His [[AbusiveParents father]] was abusive both physically and sexually.

to:

* TheCharmer
* ChildByRape: He is one.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: It'd probably be faster to list the character
ClusterFBomb: Drops one on [[BiTheWay T-Bag]] when he ''hasn't'' betrayed so far.
* CombatPragmatist
* DepravedBisexual
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: His mother.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He begs for the lives of Gretchen's daughter and sister despite everything she'd done to
first approaches him.
* EvilGenius
DirtyCoward: Borders on LovableCoward sometimes. It's AlternativeCharacterInterpretation, really.
* {{Fingore}}
GrewASpine
* FreudianExcuse: His [[BrotherSisterIncest dad raped GroinAttack: On [[TheDogBitesBack his down-syndrome sister]], producing T-Bag. Not to mention what stuff prison rapist]].
* HadToComeToPrisonToBeACrook: Played with. He ''is'' a thief, but just a pickpocket. He's only in prison because
he did to his son.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: The most prominent case of this
stole a baseball card that he thought was worthless, but was actually worth $300,000, slapping him with grand larceny.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: He finally grows a backbone to protect the rest of the Fox River Eight, and is promptly
[[spoiler: Sara]] in season 4.
killed by Mahone.]]
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* InSeriesNickname: Like Has one in prison, like most inmates, he prisoners: "Tweener".
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* LovableCoward
* TheMole: Bellick forces him to become the rat, and it
gets a nickname in prison: "T-Bag".
even worse when he can't provide him any new information.
* {{Jerkass}}
* JokerImmunity
* KavorkaMan
* LargeHam
* LeanAndMean
* MadeOfIron
* ManipulativeBastard
* TheOneThatGotAway: Views [[ShrinkingViolet Susan]] as this.
* PhotographicMemory
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain
PhantomThief
* PrisonRape: Did this to Seth (and probably others before him), and attempted it on Tweener.
He's a victim of this.
* RapeAsBackstory: His [[AbusiveParents father]] was abusive both physically and sexually.PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy



* SharpDressedMan: While posing as Cole Pfeiffer.
* TheSociopath
* SouthernFriedGenius
* TokenEvilTeammate
* UnwittingPawn: Michael always gets one over on him.
* WickedCultured
* WildCard
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sara]]
!!Dr. Sara Tancredi
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/SaraTancredi_3258.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I believe in being part of the solution, not the problem."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Sarah Wayne Callies

->''"Michael Scofield, are you asking me to sail off into the sunset with you?"''

The disgraced daughter of the governor Frank Tancredi and a doctor at Fox River. She quickly develops a connection with Michael, and ends up joining him in exposing the Company.
----
* ActionSurvivor: to the point where she graduates to...
** ActionGirl
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: She even lampshades this with a bit of self-deprecation.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassAdorable
** TookALevelInBadass: Starting on season 2.
** [[spoiler: PregnantBadass:]] In the movie.
* BreakOutCharacter

to:

* SharpDressedMan: While posing as Cole Pfeiffer.
* TheSociopath
* SouthernFriedGenius
* TokenEvilTeammate
* UnwittingPawn: Michael always gets one over on him.
* WickedCultured
* WildCard
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sara]]
!!Dr. Sara Tancredi
TagAlongKid

!!Charles ‘Haywire’ Patoshik
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/SaraTancredi_3258.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Charles_Patoshik_60.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I believe in being part of the solution, not the problem.[[caption-width-right:350:''"They think I have schizo-affective disorder with bipolar tendencies."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Sarah Wayne Callies

->''"Michael Scofield, are you asking me to sail off into
Silas Weir Mitchell

->''"He's got
the sunset with you?"''

The disgraced daughter of
pathway on his body. It leads somewhere. It leads to hell. It's the governor Frank Tancredi and a doctor at Fox River. She quickly develops a connection with Michael, and ends up joining him in exposing pathway to hell."''

* AbusiveParents: Implied to be
the Company.
----
* ActionSurvivor: to
reason he killed them.
** Confirmed in
the point where she graduates to...
** ActionGirl
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: She even lampshades this with a bit
case of self-deprecation.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassAdorable
** TookALevelInBadass: Starting on
his father, at least. He tells Sasha in season 2.
2 that he was a drinker and abusive towards him.
* ApologeticAttacker
* ButtMonkey
* CloudCuckoolander: Big time.
** TheCuckooLanderWasRight: He's the only one that notices the true purpose of Michael's tattoos.
* CreepyBlueEyes
* CreepyMonotone: Had some shades of it, when sharing his cell with Michael at least.
* CuteAndPsycho: Of a non-AxCrazy variety.
*
[[spoiler: PregnantBadass:]] DrivenToSuicide:]] Although it was strongly [[spoiler: encouraged by Mahone.]]
* {{Frameup}}: Michael pretends he attacked him to send Haywire back to the psycho ward.
* HumbleGoal: Played for laughs in season 2, with his dream to go to Holland.
* HyperAwareness
* InSeriesNickname: "Haywire".
* InsaneEqualsViolent
* TheInsomniac: Type C.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* TheMentallyDisturbed
* NeatFreak
* OutOfFocus: Probably gets the least focus of any of the prisoners that escape.
* PhotographicMemory
* [[spoiler: PosthumousCharacter:]]
In the movie.
third season, [[spoiler: he appears to Alex in visions.]]
* BreakOutCharacterPluckyComicRelief
* TheRainman
* SelfMadeOrphan

!!Manche Sanchez
->'''Played By:''' Joseph Nunez

* ButtMonkey
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* CleanUpCrew: He works on the prison laundry, after all.
* CousinOliver: He is Sucre's cousin.
* DirtyCoward
* FatBastard
* NervousWreck

!!Trumpets
->'''Played By:''' Anthony Fleming

* BeardOfEvil: In season 2.
* TheBusCameBack: He turns up in season 2 for a brief cameo, complete with new BeardOfEvil.
* {{Jerkass}}
* NumberTwo: to C-Note.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown
* TheStarscream

!!Gus Fiorello
->'''Played By:''' Peter J. Reineman

* BeardOfEvil
* EyeScream
* NumberTwo: To Abruzzi.
* TheStarscream

!!"Avocado" Balz-Johnson
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Balz-Johnson_Avocado_8664.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Daniel Allar

* BaldOfEvil
* BeardOfEvil
* BigGuy
* TheBusCameBack: He returns in season 2 as [[spoiler: Bellick's]] cellmate.
* FatBastard
* GroinAttack: A victim of this, by [[TheDogBitesBack Tweener]].
* InSeriesNickname: "Avocado".
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His first name is never revealed. It's also unclear if Balz-Johnson is his actual surname or his idea of a joke.
* PrisonRape
* RapeAsDrama
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil

!!Seth 'Cherry' Hoffner
->'''Played By:''' Blaine Hogan



* TheChick
* ColdBloodedTorture: [[spoiler: Paul Kellerman]] tortures her in the second season to get Michael's location.
** Underwent this again in the third season, this time around by [[AxCrazy Gretchen]].
* TheDanza: Played by Sarah Wayne Callies, who originally wanted the name changed, but eventually warmed up to it.
* DeadpanSnarker: From time to time.
* DrugsAreBad: After a lot of CharacterDevelopment, she affirms this.
* [[spoiler: FakingTheDead: All along season 3.]]
* FallenPrincess: From the second season onwards.
* ForcedToWatch: [[spoiler: Gretchen kills Michelle Taylor, the girl who was helping Sara escape, in front of her and forces her to watch as she dies.]]
* HelloNurse
* HeroesWantRedheads
* HeroicBSOD: When [[spoiler: her father dies.]]
* HospitalHottie
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Daughter]]: She holds [[spoiler: Lisa Tabek]] hostage to coerce the General.
* TheLostLenore: It's strongly implied that [[spoiler: Michael]] has become this to her.
* MafiaPrincess: Sort of; she's the daughter of the governor, but she's the complete opposite than what one would expect from that.
* TheMedic
* MsFanservice: In season 4.
* NiceGirl
* [[spoiler: NotQuiteDead]]
* {{Ojou}}: When she was growing up, it's implied she was this.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: It's common debate between fans if her name's spelled "Sara" or "Sarah", despite it already been confirmed as the former rather than the latter.
* SpoiledSweet: Has some aspects of this.
* StarCrossedLovers: As of the second season, with Michael. Due to him being on the run, there's not much time for Michael to drop by (it doesn't help that she's wanted too).

to:

* TheChick
ButtMonkey
* ColdBloodedTorture: [[spoiler: Paul Kellerman]] tortures her in the second season to get Michael's location.
** Underwent this again in the third season, this time around by [[AxCrazy Gretchen]].
DrivenToSuicide
* TheDanza: Played by Sarah Wayne Callies, who originally wanted the name changed, but eventually warmed up to it.
KilledOffForReal
* DeadpanSnarker: From time to time.
TheQuietOne
* DrugsAreBad: After a lot of CharacterDevelopment, she affirms this.
PrisonRape
* [[spoiler: FakingTheDead: All along season 3.]]
RapeAsDrama
* FallenPrincess: From the second season onwards.
* ForcedToWatch: [[spoiler: Gretchen kills Michelle Taylor, the girl who was helping Sara escape, in front of her and forces her to watch as she dies.]]
* HelloNurse
* HeroesWantRedheads
* HeroicBSOD: When [[spoiler: her father dies.]]
* HospitalHottie
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Daughter]]: She holds [[spoiler: Lisa Tabek]] hostage to coerce the General.
* TheLostLenore: It's strongly implied that [[spoiler: Michael]] has become this to her.
* MafiaPrincess: Sort of; she's the daughter of the governor, but she's the complete opposite than what one would expect from that.
* TheMedic
* MsFanservice: In season 4.
* NiceGirl
* [[spoiler: NotQuiteDead]]
* {{Ojou}}: When she was growing up, it's implied she was this.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: It's common debate between fans if her name's spelled "Sara" or "Sarah", despite it already been confirmed as the former rather than the latter.
* SpoiledSweet: Has some aspects of this.
* StarCrossedLovers: As of the second season, with Michael. Due to him being on the run, there's not much time for
ShrinkingViolet

!!Christopher Trokey
->'''Played By:''' Robert
Michael to drop by (it doesn't help that she's wanted too).Vieau

* AssholeVictim: A non-fatal example.
* TheDragon: To T-Bag.
* {{Frameup}}
* {{Jerkass}}
* PutOnABus

!!Banks
->'''Played By:''' Lester Speight

* TheBully
* TheBrute
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Jerkass}}
* LargeHam
* ScaryBlackMan



[[folder:Bellick]]
!!Capt. Bradley 'Brad' Bellick
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BradBellick_8768.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"There isn’t any flying under my radar."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Wade Williams

->''"You're in the old man's back pocket, are you? I got news for you fish, he may run this place during the day, but I run it during the night."''

The corrupt captain of the Fox River correctional officers. After the break-out, he's fired from his position but stays on Michael's trail.
----
* AbortedArc: Maybe not an arc, more of a NoodleIncident, but we never did find out why he was at a 12-step meeting.
* AntiHero: On the fourth season.
* TheArtifact: Pushes this in season 2 but is definitely this from season 3 onward. He was initially slated to leave the series after season 1, but [[BreakOutCharacter Wade Williams' excellent performance]] [[EnsembleDarkHorse ensured he would stay on]].

to:

[[folder:Bellick]]
!!Capt. Bradley 'Brad' Bellick
[[folder: Characters Affiliated with the Fox River Eight]]
!!Nick Savrinn
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BradBellick_8768.org/pmwiki/pub/images/NickSavrinn_9771.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"There isn’t any flying under my radar.[[caption-width-right:350:''"Every day, every day was a lost cause, but we kept fighting."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Wade Williams

->''"You're in the old man's back pocket, are you? I got news for you fish, he may run this place during the day, but I run it during the night."''

The corrupt captain of the Fox River correctional officers. After the break-out, he's fired from his position but stays on Michael's trail.
----
* AbortedArc: Maybe not an arc, more of a NoodleIncident, but we never did find out why he was at a 12-step meeting.
* AntiHero: On the fourth season.
* TheArtifact: Pushes this in season 2 but is definitely this from season 3 onward. He was initially slated to leave the series after season 1, but [[BreakOutCharacter Wade Williams' excellent performance]] [[EnsembleDarkHorse ensured he would stay on]].
Frank Grillo



** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
** TookALevelInBadass
* BadCopIncompetentCop: In the first two seasons (although [[spoiler: he's fired after the events in the first season finale.)]]
* BreakOutCharacter
* BoundAndGagged: During the break out of Fox River.
* TheBully
* ButtMonkey: From Season 2 onwards.
* TheCaptain: His position at Fox River.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DirtyCop
* DirtyCoward: Although he recovers from it in a rather magnificent way.
* [[spoiler: DyingMomentOfAwesome]]
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He loves his mother, particularly since his father died when he was just a kid.
* FireForgedFriends: With Sucre, after their stay at Sona.
* {{Frameup}}: T-Bag frames him twice: the first for the murder of [[spoiler: Roy Geary,]] and the second for the murder of a prostitute in Panama.
* HeelFaceTurn: In season 3.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice:]] In season 4.
* HiddenDepths
* InterruptedSuicide: After failing to stop Michael escaping the county, and losing his job as a result, he heads home, with his shotgun tucked into his coat. He goes into his bedroom and prepares to kill himself, before his mother comes to the door and mentions the massive bounties on the Fox River Eight. *Cue Idea Bulb*
* {{Jerkass}}: In the first season. then cue CharacterDevelopment and being incarcelated in Sona, which leads to him falling into...
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KickTheDog: Numerous times throughout Season 1, especially the part where he killed Westmoreland's pet cat and sent Tweener into the cell of sex criminal Avocado.

to:

** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
BadassBookworm
** TookALevelInBadass
* BadCopIncompetentCop: In the first two seasons (although [[spoiler: he's fired after the events in the first season finale.)]]
* BreakOutCharacter
* BoundAndGagged: During the break out of Fox River.
* TheBully
* ButtMonkey: From Season 2 onwards.
* TheCaptain: His position at Fox River.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DirtyCop
* DirtyCoward: Although he recovers from it in a rather magnificent way.
BadassInANiceSuit
* [[spoiler: DyingMomentOfAwesome]]
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He loves his mother, particularly since his father died when he was just a kid.
* FireForgedFriends: With Sucre, after their stay at Sona.
* {{Frameup}}: T-Bag frames him twice: the first for the murder of
BitchInSheepsClothing:]] An unwilling example. [[spoiler: Roy Geary,]] and the second for the murder of a prostitute in Panama.
Abruzzi forces him to be this.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: In season 3.
ButtMonkey
* ChewToy
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice:]] In season 4.
* HiddenDepths
* InterruptedSuicide: After failing to stop Michael escaping the county, and losing his job as a result, he heads home, with his shotgun tucked into his coat. He goes into his bedroom and prepares to kill himself, before his mother comes to the door and mentions the massive bounties on the Fox River Eight. *Cue Idea Bulb*
* {{Jerkass}}: In the first season. then cue CharacterDevelopment and being incarcelated in Sona, which leads to him falling into...
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KickTheDog: Numerous times throughout Season 1, especially the part where he killed Westmoreland's pet cat and sent Tweener into the cell of sex criminal Avocado.
GoOutWithASmile]]



* LaserGuidedKarma: After being a total jerkass in season 1, he falls ''hard'' in season 3, where he becomes the ultimate whipping boy.
* MistakenForMurderer: He's framed twice by T-Bag.
* MommasBoy
* PrisonRape: Implied to have been a victim of this in Sona.
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]
* SixthRanger
* SmugSnake
* TookALevelInKindness: After Sona.
* WildCard: In season 2, after [[spoiler: Geary betrays him.]] It lasts until Mahone hires him to find Haywire.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mahone]]
!!Alexander 'Alex' Mahone
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/AlexanderMahone_3390.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I don't want either of you. I JUST WANT MY LIFE BACK!"'']]
->'''Played By:''' William Fichtner

->''"There's one big difference between you and I, Michael. You just proved it. You can't kill. And that's what it's going to take to stop me because I don't have the same reservations. I can't. So whether it's today in Gila, or tomorrow in Albuquerque, or two months from now in Panama... I will get you. I don't have a choice."''

A troubled FBI agent tasked with tracking down the Fox River Eight. He's secretly being blackmailed by the Company to kill the Fox River Eight, and is constantly looking for a way out.
----
* AddictionDisplacement: He replaces his medication with heroin in Sona, due to them being the next best thing. After a failed trial, he tries to quit and replaces his addiction by staring at a picture of his son provided by Lang every time he feels like he's losing it.
* AmicablyDivorced: With Pam in the series finale.
* AntiVillain
** AntiHero: After his HeelFaceTurn.
* ArchEnemy: To Michael before his {{Heel Face Turn}}.

to:

* LaserGuidedKarma: After being a total jerkass in season 1, he falls ''hard'' in season 3, where he becomes the ultimate whipping boy.
* MistakenForMurderer: He's framed twice by T-Bag.
* MommasBoy
* PrisonRape: Implied to have been a victim of this in Sona.
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]
TheMole: He's forced by Abruzzi to become this, to keep record of where Veronica's going and threaten Michael with it.]]
* SixthRanger
NiceGuy
* SmugSnake
* TookALevelInKindness: After Sona.
* WildCard: In season 2, after
[[spoiler: Geary betrays him.]] It lasts until Mahone hires him to find Haywire.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mahone]]
!!Alexander 'Alex' Mahone
SenselessSacrifice]]
* SharpDressedMan
* WideEyedIdealist

!!Maricruz Delgado
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/AlexanderMahone_3390.org/pmwiki/pub/images/MaricruzDelgado_4836.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I don't want either of you. I JUST WANT MY LIFE BACK!"'']]
->'''Played By:''' William Fichtner

->''"There's one big difference between you and I, Michael. You just proved it. You can't kill. And that's what it's going
Camille Guaty

* TheChick
* TheDitz: Implied.
* GratuitousSpanish
* MsFanservice
* NiceGirl
* {{Ojou}}: Implied
to take to stop me because I don't have the same reservations. I can't. So whether it's today in Gila, or tomorrow in Albuquerque, or two months from now in Panama... I will get you. I don't have a choice."''

A troubled FBI agent tasked with tracking down the Fox River Eight. He's secretly being blackmailed by the Company to kill the Fox River Eight, and is constantly looking for a way out.
----
be this.
* AddictionDisplacement: He replaces his medication with heroin in Sona, due to SatelliteLoveInterest: To Sucre.
* SpicyLatina
* StarCrossedLovers: With Fernando. The plot ''constantly'' keeps
them being the next best thing. After a failed trial, he tries to quit and replaces his addiction by staring at a picture of his son provided by Lang every time he feels like he's losing it.
* AmicablyDivorced: With Pam in the series finale.
* AntiVillain
** AntiHero: After his HeelFaceTurn.
* ArchEnemy: To Michael before his {{Heel Face Turn}}.
apart.

!!Aldo Burrows
->'''Played By:''' Tony Denison



* [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Hero]]: In a flashback, [[spoiler: he saves Michael from his abusive foster father.]]
* [[spoiler: DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou]]
* DisappearedDad
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn:]] Prior to the beginning of the series.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* PapaWolf

!!Susan Hollander
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hollander_Susan_5917.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' KK Dodds

* GenreSavvy: When T-Bag threatens to return once he gets out of prison, she moves house. No forwarding address, either.
* MamaBear
* MoralityPet: To T-Bag, despite her finding him terrifying after she discovers his true identity, he seems to genuinely love her [[MadLove in his own way]].
* NiceGirl
* ShrinkingViolet

!!Nika Volek
->'''Played By:''' Holly Valance

* CitizenshipMarriage
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold
* MsFanservice
* {{Yandere}}: For Michael.

!!Hector Avila
->'''Played By:''' Kurt Caceres

* {{Jerkass}}
* SmugSnake

!!Lisa Rix
->'''Played By:''' Jessalyn Gilsig

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* NiceGirl
* [[spoiler: SatelliteCharacter:]] To LJ and Lincoln.
* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe]]

!!Philly Falzone
->'''Played By:''' Al Sapienza

* FauxAffablyEvil
* WouldHurtAChild
[[/folder]]

!The Company

[[folder:Scylla Card Holders]]
!!General Jonathan Krantz
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Krantz_Jonathan_8442.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Leon Russom

* AlasPoorVillain: He ends his days on the electrified chair, very nervous, with melancholic music on the background. See FaceDeathWithDignity below for more details.



** BadassInANiceSuit
** BadassNormal
* BadCopIncompetentCop: Downplayed. He is by no means incompetent, and he is only a bad cop in the second season [[spoiler: because the Company forces him to be so.]]
* BerserkButton: Any insults or threats regarding Pam or his son Cameron will not be well received.
* BestServedCold
* BreakOutCharacter
* BunnyEarsLawyer: While he was still an agent.
* ByronicHero
* ColdBloodedTorture: Does this to Wyatt in the fourth season, proving to be a quite skilled TortureTechnician, [[spoiler: before he eventually kills him.]]
* CombatPragmatist

to:

** BadassInANiceSuit
BadassGrandpa
** BadassNormal
FourStarBadass
* BadCopIncompetentCop: Downplayed. BaldOfEvil
* BadBoss: He kills one of his partners for disagreeing with him.
* BigBad
** BigBadDuumvirate: with Christina.
* CoolOldGuy
* DeadpanSnarker: ''"Lincoln Burrows was outsmarted. Who could have predicted that?"''
* TheDeterminator: ''Nothing'' will stop him from taking out Lincoln and Michael. Not even jail.
* EnemyCivilWar: With Christina.
* EvilOldFolks
* FaceDeathWithDignity: When he is on the electric chair, the Priest asks him if he's ready. Krantz answers with a military motto: "Semper Paratus". Meaning "always ready".
* FauxAffablyEvil
* HiddenAgendaVillain
* ImplacableMan
* KarmicDeath: Dies the same way Lincoln was planned to die.
* LaserGuidedKarma
* MadeOfIron: A explosion goes off two meters away from him. [[ImplacableMan He survives]].
* TheManBehindTheMan
* ManipulativeBastard
* MightAsWellNotBeInPrisonAtAll
* MindRape
* SharpDressedMan: Except for The Final Break, he always wears a fine suit.
* SmugSnake: He gets ''more'' smug and overconfident as the show progresses.
He is by no means incompetent, and he is only more competent than most Smug Snakes, however.

!!Lisa Tabak
->'''Played By:''' Stacy Haiduk

* DefectorFromDecadence
* HeelFaceTurn

!!Stuart Tuxhorn
->'''Played By:''' Steve Tom

!!Howard Scuderi
->'''Played By:''' Jude Ciccolella

* AffablyEvil: He's
a bad cop in the second season [[spoiler: because the Company forces him to be so.]]
* BerserkButton: Any insults or threats regarding Pam or
rather pleasant fellow who loves his son Cameron will not wife. He borders on TokenGoodTeammate.
* OnlySaneMan

!!Griffin Oren
->'''Played By:''' Shaun Duke

* AssholeVictim
* {{Jerkass}}
* SmugSnake
* YouHaveFailedMe
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Operatives]]
!!William ‘Bill’ Kim
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BillKim_6274.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"You may
be well received.
done with us, but that doesn't mean we're done with you."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Reggie Lee

* BestServedCold
* BreakOutCharacter
* BunnyEarsLawyer: While he was still an agent.
* ByronicHero
* ColdBloodedTorture: Does this to Wyatt in the fourth season, proving to be a quite skilled TortureTechnician, [[spoiler: before he eventually kills him.]]
* CombatPragmatist
BaldOfEvil



* DefectiveDetective
* DirtyCop: He is forced by the company to become this, after his stress snaps and he kills Shales, the monster he had been hunting for years.
* EarnYourHappyEnding
* FairCop
* FunctionalAddict: In Season Two. Not so much when he's trapped in Sona during Season Three and turns to heroin.
* GeniusBruiser: While his major attribute is being [[TheChessmaster extremely intelligent]], he's actually one of the, if not ''the'' best fighters in the series. He bests even BigGuy Lincoln and can effortlessly plow through entire squads of {{mook}}s if necessary. If it wasn't for his psychological issues and {{woobie}} status he'd be the biggest badass in the series by far.
* GoingColdTurkey: In Season Three.
* HannibalLecture
* HeelFaceTurn: Eventually, when the company loses interest in him on the third season, he begins to change for the better.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: to a lesser extend than most cases, but still counts, with Lincoln.
* HeyItsThatGuy: William Fichtner made his living off of this.
* InSeriesNickname: He's called Alex so much by practically every character in the series (those who don't just call him Mahone, of course), one tends to forget his real name is actually Alexander.
* KarmaHoudini: Sure, he turns out into a nice guy after his HeelFaceTurn, but he also got away with [[spoiler: killing Tweener, Haywire and Abruzzi,]] although he's [[TheAtoner atoning for that]].
* KnightInSourArmour
* TheLancer: Becomes this to Michael in Sona.
* LastNameBasis
* PapaWolf: Shoots and kills the man who injures his son. Not to mention what he does to [[spoiler: [[TortureAlwaysWorks the guy who actually kills his son]].]]
* RelationshipUpgrade: With Agent Lang.
* RoomFullOfCrazy
* SanitySlippage: He gets better.
* ShutUpHannibal: To [[KilledMidSentence Wyatt]].
* TheSmartGuy

to:

* DefectiveDetective
TheDragon
* DirtyCop: He is forced by FauxAffablyEvil
* {{Jerkass}}
* SharpDressedMan
* SmugSmiler
* SmugSnake
* ToThePain
-->''"I had
the company honor of attending Mount Fort Military Academy, whose mission it is to become this, after his stress snaps and he kills Shales, ensure the monster he had been hunting for years.
* EarnYourHappyEnding
* FairCop
* FunctionalAddict: In Season Two. Not so much when he's trapped in Sona during Season Three and turns to heroin.
* GeniusBruiser: While his major attribute is being [[TheChessmaster extremely intelligent]], he's actually one
greatness of the, if not ''the'' best fighters in the series. He bests even BigGuy Lincoln and can effortlessly plow through entire squads of {{mook}}s if necessary. If it wasn't for his psychological issues and {{woobie}} status he'd be the biggest badass in the series by far.
* GoingColdTurkey: In Season Three.
* HannibalLecture
* HeelFaceTurn: Eventually, when the company loses interest in him on the third season, he begins to change for the better.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: to a lesser extend than most cases, but still counts, with Lincoln.
* HeyItsThatGuy: William Fichtner made his living off of this.
* InSeriesNickname: He's called Alex so much by practically every character in the series (those who don't just call him Mahone, of course), one tends to forget his real name is actually Alexander.
* KarmaHoudini: Sure, he turns out into a nice guy after his HeelFaceTurn, but he also got away with [[spoiler: killing Tweener, Haywire and Abruzzi,]] although he's [[TheAtoner atoning for that]].
* KnightInSourArmour
* TheLancer: Becomes
this to Michael in Sona.
* LastNameBasis
* PapaWolf: Shoots
country and kills its future leadership, by encouraging patriotism, building a strong moral foundation, and providing a service of men committed to the man who injures his son. Not to mention what he does to [[spoiler: [[TortureAlwaysWorks values of honor and freedom of the guy who actually kills his son]].]]
* RelationshipUpgrade: With Agent Lang.
* RoomFullOfCrazy
* SanitySlippage: He gets better.
* ShutUpHannibal: To [[KilledMidSentence Wyatt]].
* TheSmartGuy
country. But, first and foremost, they taught you [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown this.]]"''



* WildCard: In season 3, before alligning himself to Whistler.
* WorthyOpponent: To Michael.
* [[spoiler: [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Son:]]]] The reason why [[spoiler: he hunts down Wyatt, and later tortures and kills him.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kellerman]]
!!Paul Kellerman
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/PaulKellerman_5594.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I am going to do something, I have to do something, that a lot of people are going to think is horrible."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Paul Adelstein

->''"Certain number of bodies you can sweep under the rug. President's rug is getting so full you can barely stand on it."''

A Secret Service agent acting as the brutal right hand of Vice President Reynolds. Their friendship begins to fade as she climbs the political ladder, leading him to become increasingly conflicted.
----
* AbusiveParents: His father and mother.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: For Caroline.
* AloofBigBrother: He was a KnightTemplarBigBrother until he turned 18, when he left his house and never went back for his sister. He hasn't seen her in years since then.
* AxCrazy: Initially.
* [[spoiler: BackForTheFinale]]

to:

* WildCard: In season 3, VillainousBreakdown

!!Daniel 'Danny' Hale
->'''Played By:''' Danny [=McCarthy=]

* GuiltRiddenAccomplice
* HeelFaceTurn
** HeelFaceDoorSlam: He tries to leave the One World Conspiracy with his wife and help Veronica, only to get killed by Kellerman
before alligning himself to Whistler.
* WorthyOpponent: To Michael.
* [[spoiler: [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Son:]]]] The reason why [[spoiler:
he hunts down Wyatt, and later tortures and kills him.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kellerman]]
!!Paul Kellerman
can do any good.
* PunchClockVillain
* RedemptionFailure

!!Wyatt Mathewson
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/PaulKellerman_5594.org/pmwiki/pub/images/WyattMatthews_3840.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I am going to do something, I have to do something, that a lot of people are going to think is horrible."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Paul Adelstein

->''"Certain number of bodies you can sweep under the rug. President's rug is getting so full you can barely stand on it."''

A Secret Service agent acting as the brutal right hand of Vice President Reynolds. Their friendship begins to fade as she climbs the political ladder, leading him to become increasingly conflicted.
----
Cress Williams

* AbusiveParents: His father and mother.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: For Caroline.
* AloofBigBrother: He was a KnightTemplarBigBrother until he turned 18, when he left his house and never went back for his sister. He hasn't seen her in years since then.
* AxCrazy: Initially.
* [[spoiler: BackForTheFinale]]
AxCrazy



* BodyguardCrush: On his ChildhoodFriend, the Vice-President of the US Caroline Reynolds.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Does this to [[spoiler: Sara]] early in season 2.
* TheDanza: He's played by Paul Adelstein.
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon: For Reynolds, at first.
* [[spoiler: FakingTheDead]]
* GoOutWithASmile: "In the French resistance it was considered a high honor to face a Nazi firing squad...meant you did your job. The highest honor was to smile when they shot you."
* HeelFaceTurn: After betraying the company.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Danny Hale. Until [[spoiler: he kills him, at least.]]
* HumiliationConga: But he gets better.
* [[spoiler: InterruptedSuicide: Attempts to kill himself in the second season, but the gun jams.]]
* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini]]
* ManipulativeBastard
* TheMenInBlack
* MoralityPet: His sister, despite not having seen her in years.
* [[spoiler: NotQuiteDead: Season 4 reveals he's still alive all along.]]
* SecretIdentity: As Owen, a salesman, as LJ finds out [[MistakenForMurderer the hard way]].
* SharpDressedMan

to:

* BodyguardCrush: On his ChildhoodFriend, the Vice-President of the US Caroline Reynolds.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Does this to [[spoiler: Sara]] early in season 2.
* TheDanza: He's played by Paul Adelstein.
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon: For Reynolds, at first.
* [[spoiler: FakingTheDead]]
* GoOutWithASmile: "In the French resistance it was considered
CreepyMonotone: He has a high honor to face a Nazi firing squad...meant you did your job. The highest honor was to smile very gentle monotone voice and even when they shot you."
* HeelFaceTurn: After betraying the company.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Danny Hale. Until [[spoiler: he kills him, at least.]]
* HumiliationConga: But he gets better.
* [[spoiler: InterruptedSuicide: Attempts to kill himself in the second season, but the gun jams.]]
* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini]]
* ManipulativeBastard
* TheMenInBlack
* MoralityPet: His sister, despite not having seen her in years.
* [[spoiler: NotQuiteDead: Season 4 reveals
torturing or killing people, it sounds like he's still alive all along.]]
reading a bedtime story.
* SecretIdentity: As Owen, a salesman, as LJ finds out [[MistakenForMurderer the hard way]].
PsychoForHire
* SharpDressedManHannibalLecture
* ScaryBlackMan
* ShutUpHannibal



* TookALevelInKindness: In season 2.
* TortureTechnician
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: For Caroline Reynolds, according to Terrance.
* {{Unperson}}: By Bill Kim's doing.
* WildCard: In season 2.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:L.J.]]
!!Lincoln "LJ" Burrows Jr.
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/LJBurrows_9942.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"You think I give a damn about justice? I just want to do to them what they did to me."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Marshall Allman

->'''Gretchen''': ''"What's so funny?"''
->'''LJ''': ''"You, thinking you can outsmart my uncle."''

The son of Lincoln Burrows and Lisa Rix. He has a difficult relationship with his parents, but comes to realize the truth after being attacked by company agents.
----
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Played with. In season 2, Lincoln asks him when did he start noticing girls, and LJ replies that a couple of years ago, he was with the girl who lived next door and helped him with his homework. It's unknown if the relationship got sexual or not, and all LJ says is that "she certainly earned her money for the lessons".
* ActionSurvivor
* BackForTheFinale

to:

* TookALevelInKindness: In season 2.
TheSociopath
* TortureTechnician
SoftSpokenSadist
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: For Caroline Reynolds, according to Terrance.
TheStoic
* {{Unperson}}: By Bill Kim's doing.
* WildCard: In season 2.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:L.J.]]
!!Lincoln "LJ" Burrows Jr.
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/LJBurrows_9942.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"You think I give a damn about justice? I just want to do to them what they did to me."'']]
WouldHurtAChild

!!Samantha Brinker
->'''Played By:''' Marshall Allman

->'''Gretchen''': ''"What's so funny?"''
->'''LJ''': ''"You, thinking you can outsmart my uncle."''

The son of Lincoln Burrows and Lisa Rix. He has a difficult relationship with his parents, but comes to realize the truth after being attacked by company agents.
----
Michelle Forbes

* AManIsNotAVirgin: Played with. In season 2, Lincoln asks him when did he start noticing girls, and LJ replies that a couple of years ago, he was with the girl who lived next door and helped him with his homework. It's unknown if the relationship got sexual or not, and all LJ says is that "she certainly earned her money for the lessons".
ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* ActionSurvivor
{{Jerkass}}
* BackForTheFinaleMouthOfSauron
* SmugSnake

!!Ralph Becker
->'''Played By:''' Raphael Sbarge



** TookALevelInBadass: After a while on the run.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BreakTheCutie
* ButtMonkey
* DemotedToExtra: On the third season, until he's PutOnABus on the fourth season.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Same case as his father (see above).
* {{Frameup}}: Both times by Paul Kellerman.
* HeroicBSOD: After the death of [[spoiler: his mother and her boyfriend, and being framed for the crime by Paul.]]
* HotBlooded
* InnocentBlueEyes
* InSeriesNickname: "LJ", which comes from Lincoln Jr. He's nicknamed this by everyone to [[NamesTheSame avoid confusion with his father]].
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Shares various traits with his father, referred to a lot in the series.
* MistakenForMurderer: In the first season, he is framed by Paul and Danny for the murder of [[spoiler: his mother Lisa and her boyfriend, both who were killed by them.]]
* MoralityPet: To his dad.
* NamesTheSame: He has the same name than his father, so he's nicknamed "LJ" by everyone.
* NiceGuy
* PutOnABus
** TheBusCameBack
* TagAlongKid: Before he TookALevelInBadass.
* TraumaCongaLine
* [[spoiler: [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Mother:]]]] He's not forgiving Paul for that anytime soon.
* YouWillKnowWhatToDo: Linc (when he and Michael go to break LJ out) tells him "On the third, look out for otis right." and when LJ goes "huh?" Linc answers [[LampshadeHanging "You'll know what to do"]]. Luckily, LJ did know. Unfortunately, so did Mahone.
* YoungGun

to:

** TookALevelInBadass: After a while on the run.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
BitchInSheepsClothing
* BreakTheCutie
ConsummateLiar
* ButtMonkey
EliteMook
* DemotedToExtra: On the third season, until he's PutOnABus on the fourth season.
ManipulativeBastard

!!Elliot Pike
->'''Played By:''' John S. Davies

* EarnYourHappyEnding: Same case as his father (see above).
BaldOfEvil
* {{Frameup}}: Both times by Paul Kellerman.
BoomHeadshot
* HeroicBSOD: After the death of [[spoiler: his mother and her boyfriend, and being framed for the crime by Paul.]]
TheDragon: For Gretchen.
* HotBlooded
FatBastard
* InnocentBlueEyes
TemptingFate

!!Agent Blondie
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/von_blondie_3645.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Steven Chester Prince

* InSeriesNickname: "LJ", which comes from Lincoln Jr. He's nicknamed this by everyone to [[NamesTheSame avoid confusion with his father]].
BlondeGuysAreEvil
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Shares various traits with his father, referred to a lot in the series.
BullyingADragon
* MistakenForMurderer: In the first season, he is framed by Paul and Danny for the murder of [[spoiler: his mother Lisa and her boyfriend, both who were killed by them.]]
FauxAffablyEvil
* MoralityPet: To his dad.
OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* NamesTheSame: He has the same name than his father, so he's nicknamed "LJ" by everyone.
SmugSnake
* NiceGuy
* PutOnABus
** TheBusCameBack
* TagAlongKid: Before he TookALevelInBadass.
* TraumaCongaLine
* [[spoiler: [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Mother:]]]] He's not forgiving Paul for that anytime soon.
* YouWillKnowWhatToDo: Linc (when he and
WouldHurtAChild

!!Quinn
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/quinn_9423.jpg]]
->'''Played By:'''
Michael go to break LJ out) tells him "On the third, look out for otis right." and when LJ goes "huh?" Linc answers [[LampshadeHanging "You'll know what to do"]]. Luckily, LJ did know. Unfortunately, so did Mahone.
Gaston

* YoungGunAxCrazy
* {{Badass}}
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* BaldOfEvil
* DeadpanSnarker
* FauxAffablyEvil
* HannibalLecture
* KarmicDeath
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* OnlyOneName
* PsychoForHire
* SmugSnake



[[folder:C-Note]]
!!Benjamin Miles "C-Note" Franklin
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BenjaminMilesFranklin_4649.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I served my country and my country served me up."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Rockmund Dunbar

->''"What's up, [[TermsOfEndangerment snowflake?]]"''

An expert smuggler and ex-serviceman who joins the break-out team in hopes of seeing his family again.
----

to:

[[folder:C-Note]]
!!Benjamin Miles "C-Note" Franklin
[[folder:Associates]]
!!President Caroline Reynolds
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BenjaminMilesFranklin_4649.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CarolineReynolds_9443.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I served my country and my country served me up."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Rockmund Dunbar

->''"What's up, [[TermsOfEndangerment snowflake?]]"''

An expert smuggler and ex-serviceman who joins the break-out team in hopes of seeing his family again.
----
Patricia Wettig



** BadassBeard: From time to time.
* BaldOfAwesome
* BigGuy
* [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Hero]]: When he saves his daughter, a waitress and everyone else at a restaurant from an armed thief.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Averted - he's the only member of the Fox River Eight to be acquitted of all charges and allowed to live with his family in peace.
* ButtMonkey
* ChronicHeroSyndrome
* DeadpanSnarker: Most prominently in season 1. He doesn't have time to snark anymore when he's on the run.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Mahone is forced by the Company to kill all of the Fox River 8, and after C-Note is caught, Alex sends him a rope and tells him that if he commits suicide, he'd look after his family, otherwise Kacee would go back to jail and Dede to the foster system.]]
** InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler: The guards find him just in time to save him.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding
* FriendInTheBlackMarket
* HappilyMarried: To Kacee.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: Why he's kicked out of the army. Fortunately, he keeps his life.
* HiddenDepths
* HonorBeforeReason: The reason that gets him kicked out of the army is that he's too honorable to keep silent about the ColdBloodedTorture going on there.

to:

** BadassBeard: From time * BitchInSheepsClothing
* BrotherSisterIncest: With Terrence.
* ConvenientTerminalIllness
* IronLady
* KarmaHoudini: She manages
to time.
* BaldOfAwesome
* BigGuy
* [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Hero]]: When he saves his daughter, a waitress and everyone else at a restaurant
step down from an armed thief.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Averted - he's
the only member of the Fox River Eight to be acquitted of all charges and allowed to live presidency with grace while keeping her public image intact.
* ManipulativeBitch: She manages to outfox both Michael and the Company.
* PresidentEvil
* PutOnABus

!!Terrence Steadman
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TerrenceSteadman_9149.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I'm the Isle of Terrence, far off to sea."'']]
->'''Played By:''' John Billingsley & Jeff Perry

* BrotherSisterIncest: He and Caroline had a sexual relationship.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Prior to
his family in peace.
death being faked.
* ButtMonkey
* ChronicHeroSyndrome
* DeadpanSnarker: Most prominently in season 1. He doesn't have time to snark anymore when he's on the run.
DirtyCoward
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Mahone is forced by Faced with being exposed and not wanting to bring down his sister with him, Terrence turns the Company to kill all of the Fox River 8, and after C-Note is caught, Alex sends him a rope and tells him that if he commits suicide, he'd look after his family, otherwise Kacee would go back to jail and Dede to the foster system.]]
** InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler: The guards find him just in time to save him.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding
* FriendInTheBlackMarket
* HappilyMarried: To Kacee.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: Why he's kicked out of the army. Fortunately, he keeps his life.
* HiddenDepths
* HonorBeforeReason: The reason that gets him kicked out of the army is that he's too honorable to keep silent about the ColdBloodedTorture going
gun on there.himself.



** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* MeaningfulName: Or nickname, in his case.
* OutOfFocus: On season 3 and most of season 4.
* PapaWolf
* PutOnABus: Gets immunity and put into witness protection towards the end of season 2 and up until the final episodes.
** TheBusCameBack
** BackForTheFinale
* ScaryBlackMan
* TheScrounger: He can get anything you want for [[MeaningfulName $100.]]
* TheSixthRanger
* TechnicalPacifist

to:

** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* MeaningfulName: Or nickname, TheOtherDarrin: Portrayed by John Billingsley initially, but as he was mostly in shadows, the transition to Jeff Perry was pretty smooth.
* SmugSnake
* YourCheatingHeart: Continued an affair with
his case.
sister while he was married.

!!David Baker
->'''Played By:''' Creator/KeithSzarabajka

* OutOfFocus: On season 3 and most of season 4.
DirtyCoward
* PapaWolf
{{Jerkass}}
* PutOnABus: Gets immunity and put into witness protection towards the end of season 2 and up until the final episodes.
** TheBusCameBack
** BackForTheFinale
NervousWreck
* ScaryBlackMan
* TheScrounger: He can get anything you want for [[MeaningfulName $100.]]
* TheSixthRanger
* TechnicalPacifist
PunchClockVillain



[[folder:Gretchen]]
!!Gretchen Morgan (AKA Susan B. Anthony)
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/GretchenMorgan_5761.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"You push anything into a corner too far and the claws will come out."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

->''"I'm just a soldier in this war, Lincoln, just like you."''

A ruthless company agent blackmailing Lincoln and Michael to break James Whistler out of SONA. After numerous failures, the Company tries to have her killed only for her to escape and begin working against them.
----
* ActionGirl
* AffablyEvil
* AloofBigSister: Sometimes seems to be this towards her sister Rita.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* AxCrazy

to:

[[folder:Gretchen]]
!!Gretchen Morgan (AKA Susan B. Anthony)
[[folder:Rogue Faction]]
!!Christina Hampton [[spoiler: /Rose Scofield]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/GretchenMorgan_5761.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ChristinaRoseScofield_8815.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"You push anything into a corner too far and the claws will come out."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

->''"I'm just a soldier in this war, Lincoln, just like you."''

A ruthless company agent blackmailing Lincoln and Michael to break James Whistler out of SONA. After numerous failures,
Kathleen Quinlan

* AxCrazy: Even
the Company tries to have her killed only for her to escape and begin working against them.
----
* ActionGirl
* AffablyEvil
* AloofBigSister: Sometimes seems to be this towards her sister Rita.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* AxCrazy
General thinks she's utterly batshit.



** BadassInDistress: At the beginning on season 4, while the company has her captive.
* BiTheWay: The way she leans on towards Sofia while commenting on how beautiful she was leaves little to the imagination. Also, when [[spoiler: she's in prison,]] she seduces a female guard in exchange for a favor.
* BoyishShortHair: In the movie.
* BrokenBird
* CatholicSchoolgirlsRule
* CreepyBlueEyes
* ColdBloodedTorture: Does this to Sara through the third season. [[LaserGuidedKarma In return]], Wyatt tortures her in early season 4.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DepravedBisexual: If her behaviour around Sofia and Sara is anything to go by...
* DarkActionGirl
* DeadpanSnarker: Emphasis on deadpan.
* FemmeFatale
* HeelFaceTurn: Sort of; she doesn't work for the company anymore, but she's not liked with the good guys either. So, she sort of just [[WildCard works for herself]]. Still, you have to admit she did some changing in the movie when [[spoiler: she allows Sara to leave without her, turning herself in so that Sara isn't caught.]]
* HumiliationConga
* IcyBlueEyes
* JokerImmunity
* LaserGuidedKarma: She tortures Sara in season 3 and gets tortured herself in season 4.
* MamaBear
* MayDecemberRomance: With the General, although 'romance' is perhaps not the best word.
* MoralityPet: Her daughter and sister.
* MsFanservice: Season 4 has her dress up in a naughty school girl outfit as means to seduce the General.
* PsychoForHire: To the point that Lincoln actually compares her to a mercenary.
* SecretIdentity: We learn her real name from Whistler halfway through season 3.
* SmugSnake
* TheStoic
* TortureTechnician
* WildCard

to:

** BadassInDistress: At the beginning on season 4, while the company has her captive.
KickingAssInAllHerFinery
* BiTheWay: The way she leans on towards Sofia while commenting on how beautiful she was leaves little to the imagination. Also, when [[spoiler: she's in prison,]] she seduces a female guard in exchange for a favor.
* BoyishShortHair: In the movie.
* BrokenBird
* CatholicSchoolgirlsRule
* CreepyBlueEyes
* ColdBloodedTorture: Does this to Sara through the third season. [[LaserGuidedKarma In return]], Wyatt tortures her in early season 4.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DepravedBisexual: If her behaviour around Sofia and Sara is anything to go by...
* DarkActionGirl
* DeadpanSnarker: Emphasis on deadpan.
* FemmeFatale
* HeelFaceTurn: Sort of; she doesn't work for the company anymore, but she's not liked
BigBadDuumvirate: with the good guys either. So, General.
* BrokenPedestal: Michael thought highly of her until finding out
she sort of just [[WildCard works for herself]]. Still, you have to admit she did some changing in the movie when [[spoiler: she allows Sara to leave without her, turning herself in so that Sara isn't caught.]]
was FakingTheDead.
* HumiliationConga
EnemyCivilWar
* IcyBlueEyes
EvilMatriarch
* JokerImmunity
* LaserGuidedKarma: She tortures Sara in season 3
EvilAllAlong: Michael and gets tortured herself in season 4.
* MamaBear
* MayDecemberRomance: With the General, although 'romance' is perhaps not the best word.
* MoralityPet: Her daughter and sister.
* MsFanservice: Season 4 has her dress up in a naughty school girl outfit as means to seduce the General.
* PsychoForHire: To the point that
Lincoln actually compares remembered her as their nice, caring mother. They were soon proven wrong.
* FakingTheDead
* FauxAffablyEvil
* HiddenAgendaVillain
* ManipulativeBitch
* NotQuiteDead
* TheSociopath
* SoftSpokenSadist
* WalkingSpoiler

!!Downey
->'''Played By:''' Ted King

* {{Badass}}
** BadassInANiceSuit
* TheDragon:
to a mercenary.
Christina.
* SecretIdentity: We learn her real name from Whistler halfway through season 3.
SharpDressedMan
* SmugSnake
* TheStoic
* TortureTechnician
* WildCard
UndyingLoyalty



[[folder:Veronica]]
!!Veronica Donovan
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/VeronicaDonovan_3093.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"You two have the most dysfuntional idea of love I've ever seen. What, he beats you up to keep you off the streets, so you get yourself thrown into Fox River with him? To what... save him?"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Robin Tunney

->''"This is desperation, Michael. You're grabbing at straws. You're in denial."''

A successful attorney and Lincoln's ex-girlfriend. She works to uncover the conspiracy surrounding Lincoln's imprisonment.
----
* AbortedArc: Her role was supposed to be much bigger, but it's dropped in season 2 when the actress and the producers couldn't think of another plotline for her to follow.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Her atraction to Lincoln.
* BrainyBrunette
* [[spoiler: BoomHeadshot]]
* ChildhoodFriend: Has known Michael and Lincoln for quite a long time.
* {{Determinator}}
* DisposableFiance: She has one at the beginning, and quickly breaks up with him due to having feelings for Lincoln.
* HelloAttorney
* InnocentBlueEyes
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: NeverFoundTheBody]]
* NiceGirl
* OhCrap: Her reaction when [[spoiler: she realizes she's about to [[BoomHeadshot be killed]].]]
* PutOnABus
** [[spoiler: BusCrash]]
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]
* StarCrossedLovers: With Lincoln.
* StupidGood
* [[spoiler: StuffedInTheFridge]]
* TooDumbToLive: Has some moments of this, such as allowing [[SacrificialLamb Leticia Barris]] to wonder on her own despite knowing she's being hunted down by the secret service. [[spoiler: It eventually catches up to her.]]
* WideEyedIdealist
* YouGoGirl
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Self]]
!!Donald 'Don' Self
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/DonSelf_5319.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Michael Rappaport
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Don’t mistake my patience for weakness."'']]

->''"You’re a whore, and your mother was a whore, and her mother, and your father used to turn tricks at a gas station, ‘cause he was a whore, too."''

A Homeland Security agent, Self puts together the 'Scylla' team in an attempt to bring down the Company. [[spoiler: However, he later betrays them so he can sell off the highly valuable Scylla card.]]
----
* TheAlcoholic: Implied to have been this before [[spoiler: his wife's accident.]]

to:

[[folder:Veronica]]
!!Veronica Donovan
!The Government and Law Enforcement

[[folder:F.B.I.]]
!!Felicia Lang
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/VeronicaDonovan_3093.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FeliciaLang_2292.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"You two have the most dysfuntional idea of love I've ever seen. What, he beats you up to keep you off the streets, so you get yourself thrown into Fox River with him? To what... save him?"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Robin Tunney

->''"This is desperation, Michael. You're grabbing at straws. You're in denial."''

A successful attorney and Lincoln's ex-girlfriend. She works to uncover the conspiracy surrounding Lincoln's imprisonment.
----
Barbara Eve Harris

* AbortedArc: Her role was supposed to be much bigger, but ActionGirl
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Except when
it's dropped in season 2 when the actress and the producers couldn't think of another plotline for her to follow.
not.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Her atraction to Lincoln.
AscendedExtra
* BrainyBrunette
* [[spoiler: BoomHeadshot]]
* ChildhoodFriend: Has known Michael and Lincoln for quite a long time.
* {{Determinator}}
* DisposableFiance: She has one at the beginning, and quickly breaks up with him due to having feelings for Lincoln.
* HelloAttorney
* InnocentBlueEyes
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: NeverFoundTheBody]]
* NiceGirl
* OhCrap: Her reaction when [[spoiler: she realizes she's about to [[BoomHeadshot be killed]].]]
* PutOnABus
** [[spoiler: BusCrash]]
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]
* StarCrossedLovers: With Lincoln.
* StupidGood
* [[spoiler: StuffedInTheFridge]]
* TooDumbToLive: Has some moments of this, such as allowing [[SacrificialLamb Leticia Barris]] to wonder on her own despite knowing she's being hunted down by the secret service. [[spoiler: It eventually catches up to her.]]
* WideEyedIdealist
* YouGoGirl
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Self]]
!!Donald 'Don' Self
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/DonSelf_5319.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Michael Rappaport
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Don’t mistake my patience for weakness."'']]

->''"You’re a whore, and your mother was a whore, and her mother, and your father used to turn tricks at a gas station, ‘cause he was a whore, too."''

A Homeland Security agent, Self puts together the 'Scylla' team in an attempt to bring down the Company. [[spoiler: However, he later betrays them so he can sell off the highly valuable Scylla card.]]
----
* TheAlcoholic: Implied to have been this before [[spoiler: his wife's accident.]]
BackForTheFinale



** BadassInANiceSuit
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* [[spoiler: BigBadFriend]]
* BrooklynRage
* [[spoiler: ChronicBackstabbingDisorder:]] [[spoiler: He betrays Michael and the team, Trishanne/Miriam Hultz, Vikan the buyer for Scylla, the Representative... he just can't stop. He loves betraying people.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Has some shades of it.
* [[spoiler: DefiantToTheEnd]]
* [[spoiler: EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:]] His wife.
* [[spoiler: EvilAllAlong]]
* [[spoiler: EvilRedhead]]
* [[spoiler: FakingTheDead:]] To his superior; [[spoiler: after the FaceHeelTurn, he calls him and pretends to be killed by Lincoln.]]
* [[spoiler: FateWorseThanDeath:]] How he ends up.
* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn:]] Makes one halfway through season 4.
* FieryRedhead
* GrewASpine: Sort of. [[spoiler: In his final appearance, he refuses to tell FBI agents the whereabouts of Michael and the others, and in his final moments of clarity he just tells the agents "kiss my ass".]]
* HotBlooded
* IHaveYourWife: [[spoiler: Holds Gretchen's family hostage so that she gets him another buyer for Scylla.]]
** [[LaserGuidedKarma In return]], the General [[spoiler: holds his wife hostage.]]

to:

** BadassInANiceSuit
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* [[spoiler: BigBadFriend]]
RelationshipUpgrade: With Mahone.
* BrooklynRage
ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight
* [[spoiler: ChronicBackstabbingDisorder:]] [[spoiler: He betrays Michael and the team, Trishanne/Miriam Hultz, Vikan the buyer for Scylla, the Representative... he just can't stop. He loves betraying people.]]
UndyingLoyalty: For Mahone.

!!Mark Wheeler
->'''Played By:''' Jason Davis

* DeadpanSnarker: Has some shades of it.
GoodIsNotNice
* [[spoiler: DefiantToTheEnd]]
* [[spoiler: EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:]] His wife.
* [[spoiler: EvilAllAlong]]
* [[spoiler: EvilRedhead]]
* [[spoiler: FakingTheDead:]]
HeroAntagonist: To his superior; [[spoiler: after the FaceHeelTurn, he calls him and pretends to be killed by Lincoln.]]
* [[spoiler: FateWorseThanDeath:]] How he ends up.
* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn:]] Makes one halfway through
Mahone in season 4.
* FieryRedhead
ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight

!!Richard Sullins
->'''Played By:''' Kim Coates

* GrewASpine: Sort of. [[spoiler: In his final appearance, he refuses to tell FBI agents the whereabouts of Michael and the others, and in his final moments of clarity he just tells the agents "kiss my ass".]]
DeadpanSnarker
* HotBlooded
GoodIsNotNice
* IHaveYourWife: [[spoiler: Holds Gretchen's family hostage so that she gets him another buyer for Scylla.]]
** [[LaserGuidedKarma In return]], the General [[spoiler: holds his wife hostage.]]
InternalAffairs
* HeroAntagonist: To Mahone, frequently.



* LaserGuidedKarma
* [[spoiler: ManipulativeBastard:]] Big time.
* MeaningfulName
* SharpDressedMan
* SmugSnake
* [[spoiler: WildCard:]] In the second half of season 4.

to:


!!Chris Franco
->'''Played By:''' Creator/WilliamMapother

* LaserGuidedKarma
CowboyCop
* [[spoiler: ManipulativeBastard:]] Big time.
{{Jerkass}}
* MeaningfulName
* SharpDressedMan
* SmugSnake
* [[spoiler: WildCard:]] In the second half of season 4.
TortureTechnician



[[folder:Abruzzi]]
!!John Abruzzi
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/JohnAbruzzi_1936.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Does not a warm handshake feel better than a cold... shank?"'']]
->'''Played By:''' PeterStormare

->''"I kneel only to God. I don't see him here."''

An infamous mobster who Michael needs to fund parts of the escape. He becomes something of a co-leader of the break-out team with Michael, but begins to lose the mob connections that made him valuable.
----
* AbsenteeActor: Had his throat slit by T-Bag and was in the hospital for six episodes because of Peter Stormare's obligations to shoot some weird Volkswagon commercials.
* TheAtoner: For a short while after he experiences an attack of guilt when his henchman inadvertently kills a young boy.
* [[spoiler: BackForTheDead]]

to:

[[folder:Abruzzi]]
!!John Abruzzi
[[folder:Homeland Security]]
!!Miriam Hultz AKA Trishanne Smith
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/JohnAbruzzi_1936.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hultz_Miriam_6987.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Does not a warm handshake feel better than a cold... shank?"'']]
->'''Played By:''' PeterStormare

->''"I kneel only to God. I don't see him here."''

An infamous mobster who Michael needs to fund parts of the escape. He becomes something of a co-leader of the break-out team with Michael, but begins to lose the mob connections that made him valuable.
----
Shannon Lucio

* AbsenteeActor: Had his throat slit by T-Bag and was in the hospital for six episodes because of Peter Stormare's obligations to shoot some weird Volkswagon commercials.
AbsoluteCleavage
* TheAtoner: For a short while after he experiences an attack of guilt when his henchman inadvertently kills a young boy.
* [[spoiler: BackForTheDead]]
ActionGirl



** BadassInANiceSuit: After breaking out.
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler: DefiantToTheEnd]]
* TheDon
* [[spoiler: DroppedABridgeOnHim]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: His wife and kids.
* EvenEvilHasStandards
* [[spoiler: FaceDeathWithDignity]]
* {{Fake Nationality}}/{{Fake American}}: Peter Stormare is Swedish. Abruzzi's a Sicilian-American mob boss.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* HappilyMarried
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Throughout Season 1.
* HeelFaithTurn
* HotDad
* ImportantHaircut: Cuts his hair as soon as he returns to Fox River from Chicago.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* MadeOfIron: He survives his throat being slashed by T-Bag.
* TheMafia
* ManipulativeBastard
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone
* NearDeathExperience: When T-Bag slits his throat.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping
** WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: He slips in and out of about a dozen different accents.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Peter Stormare wanted to leave the show, so Abruzzi [[spoiler: was killed off quickly at the beginning of season 2.]]
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]
* SharpDressedMan: After escaping.
* [[spoiler: SuicideByCop]]
* WildCard
* WouldntHurtAChild

to:

** BadassInANiceSuit: After breaking out.
CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* DeadpanSnarker
MsFanservice
* [[spoiler: DefiantToTheEnd]]
UndercoverCopReveal
* TheDon
SexySecretary
* [[spoiler: DroppedABridgeOnHim]]
YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

!!Herb Stanton
->'''Played By:''' Michael [=O'Neil=]

* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: His wife and kids.
DirtyCop
* EvenEvilHasStandards
* [[spoiler: FaceDeathWithDignity]]
* {{Fake Nationality}}/{{Fake American}}: Peter Stormare is Swedish. Abruzzi's a Sicilian-American mob boss.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* HappilyMarried
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Throughout Season 1.
* HeelFaithTurn
* HotDad
* ImportantHaircut: Cuts his hair as soon as he returns to Fox River from Chicago.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* MadeOfIron: He survives his throat being slashed by T-Bag.
* TheMafia
* ManipulativeBastard
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone
* NearDeathExperience: When T-Bag slits his throat.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping
** WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: He slips in and out of about a dozen different accents.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Peter Stormare wanted to leave the show, so Abruzzi [[spoiler: was killed off quickly at the beginning of season 2.]]
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]
* SharpDressedMan: After escaping.
* [[spoiler: SuicideByCop]]
* WildCard
* WouldntHurtAChild
{{Jerkass}}



[[folder:Sofia]]
!!Sofia Lugo
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/SofiaLugo_9763.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"This is why my friends don't visit Panama. You cops bother everyone!"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Danay Garcia

->'''Sofia''': ''"Who am I going to tell, honestly?"''
->'''Lincoln''': ''"You could be a Russian spy for all I know!"''

The innocent and devoted girlfriend of James Whistler who slowly finds out the truth behind his deception.
----
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Her attraction to both Whistler and Lincoln.
* BackForTheFinale
* BeautyEqualsGoodness
* TheChick
* DemotedToExtra: In the fourth season.
* DistractedByTheSexy: She distracts a Sona guard [[ShowSomeLeg by unbuttoning her shirt]].
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Or at least [[DepravedBisexual Gretchen]] seems to...
* GratuitousSpanish
* TheHeart
* TheIngenue
* MeetCute: With Lincoln. He threatens her with a gun and steals Whistler's bird book from her.
* MsFanservice: In one episode, the camera lingers on her as she takes her shirt off and zooms in on her breasts.
* NiceGirl
* PutOnABus: On season 4.
** TheBusCameBack: In "Killing Your Number".
* ShesGotLegs
* SpicyLatina

to:

[[folder:Sofia]]
!!Sofia Lugo
[[folder:The Government]]
!!Frank Tancredi
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/SofiaLugo_9763.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Tancredi_Frank_8999.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"This is why my friends don't visit Panama. You cops bother everyone!"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Danay Garcia

->'''Sofia''': ''"Who am I going
John Heard

* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* NeverSuicide
* ObstructiveBureaucrat
* PapaWolf
* [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done, Junkie Daughter Girl]]

!!Bruce Bennett
->'''Played By:''' Wilbur Fitzgerald

* ColdBloodedTorture: Is subjected
to tell, honestly?"''
->'''Lincoln''': ''"You could be a Russian spy for all I know!"''

The innocent and devoted girlfriend of James Whistler who slowly finds out the truth behind his deception.
----
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Her attraction to both Whistler and Lincoln.
* BackForTheFinale
* BeautyEqualsGoodness
* TheChick
* DemotedToExtra: In the fourth season.
* DistractedByTheSexy: She distracts a Sona guard [[ShowSomeLeg
this by unbuttoning her shirt]].
Wyatt.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Or at least [[DepravedBisexual Gretchen]] seems to...
ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* GratuitousSpanish
* TheHeart
* TheIngenue
* MeetCute: With Lincoln. He threatens her with a gun and steals Whistler's bird book from her.
* MsFanservice: In one episode, the camera lingers on her as she takes her shirt off and zooms in on her breasts.
* NiceGirl
* PutOnABus: On season 4.
** TheBusCameBack: In "Killing Your Number".
* ShesGotLegs
* SpicyLatina
YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness



[[folder:Whistler]]
!!James Whistler
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/JamesWhistler_9541.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Prior to this experience, I had the utmost respect for the law."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Chris Vance

->''"I assume we're doing more than just playing electrician?"''

A 'fisherman' imprisoned in SONA. The Company wants him freed and alive for unknown purposes, so Gretchen forces the brothers to do the work for her.
----
* AbortedArc: The writer's strike seemed to essentially gut whatever his story was going to be, and it was quickly re-worked into the Scylla arc.
* [[spoiler: AffablyEvil]]
* AmbiguousAllegiance: All through season 3, the audience is left wondering which side does he really play for.
** It's finally resolved in the season finale; [[spoiler: he works for the Company.]]
* AustralianAccent

to:

[[folder:Whistler]]
!!James Whistler
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/JamesWhistler_9541.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Prior to this experience, I had the utmost respect for the law."'']]
!Other Characters

[[folder:SONA]]
!!Luis Gallego AKA [=McGrady=]
->'''Played By:''' Chris Vance

->''"I assume we're doing more than just playing electrician?"''

A 'fisherman' imprisoned in SONA. The Company wants him freed and alive for unknown purposes, so Gretchen forces the brothers to do the work for her.
----
Carlo Alban

* AbortedArc: The writer's strike seemed to essentially gut whatever his story was going to be, and it was quickly re-worked into the Scylla arc.
AscendedFanboy
* [[spoiler: AffablyEvil]]
EarnYourHappyEnding
* AmbiguousAllegiance: All through season 3, the audience is left wondering which side does he really play for.
** It's finally resolved in the season finale; [[spoiler: he works for the Company.]]
MoralityPet
* AustralianAccentNiceGuy
* TagalongKid

!!Sammy Norino
->'''Played By:''' Laurence Mason



** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* [[spoiler: BoomHeadshot]]
* ButtMonkey
* ConsummateLiar
* CrazyPrepared: Just look at his [[MacGuffin bird book]]!
* [[spoiler: DroppedABridgeOnHim]]
* EnigmaticMinion
* GreyAndGrayMorality
* [[spoiler: KilledMidSentence]]
* LivingMacGuffin
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]

to:

** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* [[spoiler: BoomHeadshot]]
* ButtMonkey
* ConsummateLiar
* CrazyPrepared: Just look at
BloodKnight: Shows many shades of this during his [[MacGuffin bird book]]!
time in the third season.
* [[spoiler: DroppedABridgeOnHim]]
TheDragon: To Lechero.
** DragonAscendant: Briefly.
* EnigmaticMinion
HairTriggerTemper
* GreyAndGrayMorality
HotBlooded
* [[spoiler: KilledMidSentence]]
ScaryBlackMan
* LivingMacGuffin
TheStarscream: A relunctant version. He genuinely believes Lechero has lost it, and seizing power is the best way to keep control over SONA.
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]VillainousValor
* WeUsedToBeFriends: With Lechero.

!!Carmelita AKA Sister Mary Francis
->'''Played By:''' Crystal Mantecon

* HookerWithAHeartOfGold
* MsFanservice
* NaughtyNuns: Although she isn't really a nun.
* NunTooHoly
* PutOnABus



[[folder:Lechero]]
!!Norman "Lechero" St John
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/NormanStJohn_9766.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Without rules we are nothing but savages."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Robert Wisdom

->''"I'd be glad to see you go down, Superstar."''

The hot-tempered 'king' of SONA who sees Michael as a threat.
----
* [[spoiler: AssholeVictim]]
* {{Badass}}
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy
* BadBoss
* BaldOfEvil
* EnemyMine
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas
* [[spoiler: FaceDeathWithDignity: Just look at his expression when he realizes T-Bag is going to kill him.]]
* FreudianExcuse
* FromNobodyToNightmare
* [[BeardOfEvil Goatee of Evil]]
* HairTriggerTemper
* HotBlooded

to:

[[folder:Lechero]]
!!Norman "Lechero" St John
[[folder:Miscellaneous Characters]]

!!Pam Larson
->'''Played By:''' Callie Thorne

* AmicablyDivorced: Ends up being this for good with Mahone.
* MoralityPet: For Mahone.

!!Roland Glenn
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/NormanStJohn_9766.org/pmwiki/pub/images/RolandGlenn_36.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Without rules we are nothing but savages."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Robert Wisdom

->''"I'd
James Hiroyuki Liao

* AlasPoorVillain: He might have been a greedy traitor, but it's hard not to feel sorry for him as he lies dying in pain begging not to
be glad left alone.
* AssholeVictim
* ButtMonkey
* DeadpanSnarker
* DirtyCoward
* FaceHeelTurn
* {{Greed}}: His biggest flaw. He risks the entire operation
to see you go down, Superstar."''

The hot-tempered 'king' of SONA who sees Michael as a threat.
----
* [[spoiler: AssholeVictim]]
* {{Badass}}
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy
* BadBoss
* BaldOfEvil
* EnemyMine
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas
* [[spoiler: FaceDeathWithDignity: Just look
get quick cash at his expression when he realizes T-Bag a casino, which is going to kill him.]]
* FreudianExcuse
* FromNobodyToNightmare
* [[BeardOfEvil Goatee of Evil]]
* HairTriggerTemper
* HotBlooded
what got him arrested in the first place.



* LargeHam
* SanitySlippage: After his mother's murder.
* ScaryBlackMan
* SmugSnake

[[/folder]]

!Fox River State Penitentiary

[[folder:Staff]]

!!Ward. Henry Pope
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/HenryPope_9566.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Son, it's better for me to owe you one in here than for you to owe me one, I can promise you that."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Stacy Keach

->''"When those men went over that wall, they made a choice. That choice makes them a threat to society once again."''

* {{Badass}}
** BadassGrandpa
** BadassMoustache
* BeingGoodSucks
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BoundAndGagged: By [[spoiler: Michael]] when they break out of Fox River.

to:

* LargeHam
KickTheSonOfABitch
* SanitySlippage: After his mother's murder.
OnlyInItForTheMoney
* ScaryBlackMan
RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Wyatt executes him after he betrays the team.
* SmugSnake

[[/folder]]

!Fox River State Penitentiary

[[folder:Staff]]

!!Ward. Henry Pope
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/HenryPope_9566.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Son, it's better
TheSmartGuy
* StayWithMeUntilIDie: He begs Michael
for me to owe you one in here than for you to owe me one, I can promise you that."'']]
this, who obliges.
* TechnoWizard
* TokenEvilTeammate
* TooDumbToLive

!!Gregory White
->'''Played By:''' Stacy Keach

->''"When those men went over that wall, they made a choice. That choice makes them a threat to society once again."''

Michael Bryan French

* {{Badass}}
** BadassGrandpa
** BadassMoustache
* BeingGoodSucks
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BoundAndGagged: By [[spoiler: Michael]] when they break out of Fox River.
BenevolentBoss



* CoolOldGuy
* DaChief



* HappilyMarried
* HonorBeforeReason

to:

* HappilyMarried
HonestCorporateExecutive
* HonorBeforeReasonMoralityChain: He acts an overly trusting father figure to T-Bag while he's pretending to be Cole Pfeiffer. The chain gets cut.



* PutOnABus: Shortly after the end fo season 1.
** TheBusCameBack: Halfway through season 2, Michael and Sara request his assistance to [[spoiler: finding the recording Frank Tancredi left behind.]]
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight
* YourCheatingHeart: He has an illegitimate son that was murdered prior to the start of the series.

!!Louis Patterson
->'''Played By:''' Phillip Edward Van Lear

* BadCopIncompetentCop: He's not a bad person though, but he doesn't always pay attention to his work and gets easily distracted by [[DistractedByTheSexy the secretary]].

to:

* PutOnABus: Shortly after the end fo season 1.
** TheBusCameBack: Halfway through season 2, Michael and Sara request his assistance to [[spoiler: finding the recording Frank Tancredi left behind.]]
ReasonableAuthorityFigure

!!Rita Morgan
->'''Played By:'''

* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight
* YourCheatingHeart: He has an illegitimate son that was murdered prior to the start of the series.

!!Louis Patterson
MoralityPet: For Gretchen.

!!Andrew Blauner
->'''Played By:''' Phillip Edward Van Lear

Dameon Clarke

* BadCopIncompetentCop: He's not {{Jerkass}}

!!Sebastian Balfour
->'''Played By:''' Anthony Starke

* DisposableFiance
* NiceGuy

!!Cameron Mahone
->'''Played By:'''

* InfantImmortality: Averted.
* MoralityPet: For Mahone.

!!Patrick Vikan
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/vikan_patrick_7679.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/MarkPellegrino

* AffablyEvil: He comes across as
a bad person though, but he doesn't always pay attention pretty reasonable guy, especially in contrast to his work and gets easily distracted by [[DistractedByTheSexy the secretary]].other characters on the show.
* BlondeGuysAreEvil



* DistractedByTheSexy
* FlatCharacter
* HeroAntagonist
* PutOnABus
* SatelliteCharacter
* YourCheatingHeart: Cheats on his wife with Pope's secretary.

!!Keith Stolte
->'''Played By:''' Christian Stolte

* BadCopIncompetentCop
* TheDanza
* TheDragon: The closest thing Bellick has to one.
* FlatCharacter
* HeroAntagonist
* PutOnABus
* SatelliteCharacter: To Louis, who's already quite a FlatCharacter himself.

!!Roy Geary
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/RoyGeary_5551.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Matt [=DeCaro=]

* AintTooProudToBeg
* BadCopIncompetentCop
* BaldOfEvil
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Which eventually [[LaserGuidedKarma catches up to him.]]
* DirtyCop
* DirtyCoward
* DirtyOldMan: Hires three young prostitutes in an episode.
* TheDragon: To Bellick in season 2, until [[spoiler: he betrays him at least.]]
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[spoiler: KarmicDeath]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* LaserGuidedKarma
* PutOnABus: When he's fired from the prison.
** TheBusCameBack: Bellick finds him in season 2 and the two of them start looking for the Fox River Eight.
** [[spoiler: BackForTheDead]]

!!Katie Welch
->'''Played By:''' [=DuShon=] Monique Brown

* BlackBestFriend: To Sara.
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheMedic
* PutOnABus: After season 1.
* SassyBlackWoman
* SatelliteCharacter: Towards Sara.

to:

* DistractedByTheSexy
* FlatCharacter
* HeroAntagonist
* PutOnABus
* SatelliteCharacter
* YourCheatingHeart: Cheats on
WeHardlyKnewYe: He's abruptly shot in the back by Self in only his wife with Pope's secretary.

!!Keith Stolte
->'''Played By:''' Christian Stolte

* BadCopIncompetentCop
* TheDanza
* TheDragon: The closest thing Bellick has to one.
* FlatCharacter
* HeroAntagonist
* PutOnABus
* SatelliteCharacter: To Louis, who's already quite a FlatCharacter himself.

!!Roy Geary
second appearance.

!!Scott Carruth / 'The Representative'
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/RoyGeary_5551.org/pmwiki/pub/images/carruth_scott_3373.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Matt [=DeCaro=]

Creator/TitusWelliver

* AintTooProudToBeg
{{Badass}}
** BadassInANiceSuit: Never seen out of his suit.
* BadCopIncompetentCop
* BaldOfEvil
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Which eventually [[LaserGuidedKarma catches up to him.]]
* DirtyCop
* DirtyCoward
* DirtyOldMan: Hires three young prostitutes in an episode.
* TheDragon: To Bellick in season 2, until [[spoiler: he betrays him at least.]]
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[spoiler: KarmicDeath]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* LaserGuidedKarma
* PutOnABus:
FaceDeathWithDignity: When he's fired from confronted by the prison.
** TheBusCameBack: Bellick finds
Scylla team, he reacts in a rather calm manner and accepts that he's going to die. He just wants a good showing at the last, trying to kill the team before he's gunned down.
* SharpDressedMan: Always clad in a sharp suit.
* TakingYouWithMe: How he chooses to go down, trying to kill the Scylla team when they corner
him in season 2 and the two of them start looking for the Fox River Eight.
** [[spoiler: BackForTheDead]]

!!Katie Welch
->'''Played By:''' [=DuShon=] Monique Brown

* BlackBestFriend: To Sara.
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheMedic
* PutOnABus: After season 1.
* SassyBlackWoman
* SatelliteCharacter: Towards Sara.
despite knowing full well he won't survive.



[[folder:Inmates]]
!!Charles Westmoreland
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Muse_watson_prison_break_9708.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Marilyn, did you think he was the arsonist-type?]]
->'''Played By:''' Muse Watson

->''"Outliving your wife, that's bad enough. Outliving your daughter, no man should have to do that."''

* {{Badass}}
** BadassGrandpa
** BadassMoustache
** RetiredBadass: Was this until Michael comes to the prison.
* BackForTheFinale: [[spoiler. Visits Michael during a coma dream in the last season.]]
* CoolOldGuy
* [[spoiler: DeadPersonConversation:]] With Michael in season 4.
* GentlemanSnarker
* GentlemanThief: As DB Cooper in the past.
* InSeriesNickname: "The Old Head".
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* KindHeartedCatLover
* NamesTheSame: He shares his exact name with his father, which is what gives him a credible allbi for the DB Cooper robbery.
* NiceGuy
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Does this to Bellick when [[spoiler: he finds out the hole they're using to dig out of the prison.]]
* TheOldConvict
* PapaWolf
* [[spoiler: PosthumousCharacter:]] In the fourth season.
* SecretIdentity: As D.B. Cooper.
* [[spoiler: SecretStabWound:]] Keeps it a secret until the day of the breakout.

!!David ‘Tweener’ Apolskis
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/DavidApolskis_3259.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"That's slavery, yo!"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Lane Garrison

->''"This ain't Fox River anymore, man. You're lookin' at the real deal now."''

* {{Adorkable}}
* ButtMonkey
* ClusterFBomb: Drops one on [[BiTheWay T-Bag]] when he first approaches him.
* DirtyCoward: Borders on LovableCoward sometimes. It's AlternativeCharacterInterpretation, really.
* GrewASpine
* GroinAttack: On [[TheDogBitesBack his prison rapist]].
* HadToComeToPrisonToBeACrook: Played with. He ''is'' a thief, but just a pickpocket. He's only in prison because he stole a baseball card that he thought was worthless, but was actually worth $300,000, slapping him with grand larceny.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: He finally grows a backbone to protect the rest of the Fox River Eight, and is promptly [[spoiler: killed by Mahone.]]
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* InSeriesNickname: Has one in prison, like most prisoners: "Tweener".
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* LovableCoward
* TheMole: Bellick forces him to become the rat, and it gets even worse when he can't provide him any new information.
* PhantomThief
* PrisonRape: He's a victim of this.
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy
* RapeAsDrama
* TagAlongKid

!!Charles ‘Haywire’ Patoshik
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Charles_Patoshik_60.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"They think I have schizo-affective disorder with bipolar tendencies."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Silas Weir Mitchell

->''"He's got the pathway on his body. It leads somewhere. It leads to hell. It's the pathway to hell."''

* AbusiveParents: Implied to be the reason he killed them.
** Confirmed in the case of his father, at least. He tells Sasha in season 2 that he was a drinker and abusive towards him.
* ApologeticAttacker
* ButtMonkey
* CloudCuckoolander: Big time.
** TheCuckooLanderWasRight: He's the only one that notices the true purpose of Michael's tattoos.
* CreepyBlueEyes
* CreepyMonotone: Had some shades of it, when sharing his cell with Michael at least.
* CuteAndPsycho: Of a non-AxCrazy variety.
* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide:]] Although it was strongly [[spoiler: encouraged by Mahone.]]
* {{Frameup}}: Michael pretends he attacked him to send Haywire back to the psycho ward.
* HumbleGoal: Played for laughs in season 2, with his dream to go to Holland.
* HyperAwareness
* InSeriesNickname: "Haywire".
* InsaneEqualsViolent
* TheInsomniac: Type C.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* TheMentallyDisturbed
* NeatFreak
* OutOfFocus: Probably gets the least focus of any of the prisoners that escape.
* PhotographicMemory
* [[spoiler: PosthumousCharacter:]] In the third season, [[spoiler: he appears to Alex in visions.]]
* PluckyComicRelief
* TheRainman
* SelfMadeOrphan

!!Manche Sanchez
->'''Played By:''' Joseph Nunez

* ButtMonkey
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* CleanUpCrew: He works on the prison laundry, after all.
* CousinOliver: He is Sucre's cousin.
* DirtyCoward
* FatBastard
* NervousWreck

!!Trumpets
->'''Played By:''' Anthony Fleming

* BeardOfEvil: In season 2.
* TheBusCameBack: He turns up in season 2 for a brief cameo, complete with new BeardOfEvil.
* {{Jerkass}}
* NumberTwo: to C-Note.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown
* TheStarscream

!!Gus Fiorello
->'''Played By:''' Peter J. Reineman

* BeardOfEvil
* EyeScream
* NumberTwo: To Abruzzi.
* TheStarscream

!!"Avocado" Balz-Johnson
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Balz-Johnson_Avocado_8664.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Daniel Allar

* BaldOfEvil
* BeardOfEvil
* BigGuy
* TheBusCameBack: He returns in season 2 as [[spoiler: Bellick's]] cellmate.
* FatBastard
* GroinAttack: A victim of this, by [[TheDogBitesBack Tweener]].
* InSeriesNickname: "Avocado".
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His first name is never revealed. It's also unclear if Balz-Johnson is his actual surname or his idea of a joke.
* PrisonRape
* RapeAsDrama
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil

!!Seth 'Cherry' Hoffner
->'''Played By:''' Blaine Hogan

* BrokenBird
* ButtMonkey
* DrivenToSuicide
* KilledOffForReal
* TheQuietOne
* PrisonRape
* RapeAsDrama
* ShrinkingViolet

!!Christopher Trokey
->'''Played By:''' Robert Michael Vieau

* AssholeVictim: A non-fatal example.
* TheDragon: To T-Bag.
* {{Frameup}}
* {{Jerkass}}
* PutOnABus

!!Banks
->'''Played By:''' Lester Speight

* TheBully
* TheBrute
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Jerkass}}
* LargeHam
* ScaryBlackMan
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Characters Affiliated with the Fox River Eight]]
!!Nick Savrinn
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/NickSavrinn_9771.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Every day, every day was a lost cause, but we kept fighting."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Frank Grillo

* {{Badass}}
** BadassBookworm
** BadassInANiceSuit
* [[spoiler: BitchInSheepsClothing:]] An unwilling example. [[spoiler: Abruzzi forces him to be this.]]
* ButtMonkey
* ChewToy
* [[spoiler: GoOutWithASmile]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: TheMole: He's forced by Abruzzi to become this, to keep record of where Veronica's going and threaten Michael with it.]]
* NiceGuy
* [[spoiler: SenselessSacrifice]]
* SharpDressedMan
* WideEyedIdealist

!!Maricruz Delgado
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/MaricruzDelgado_4836.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Camille Guaty

* TheChick
* TheDitz: Implied.
* GratuitousSpanish
* MsFanservice
* NiceGirl
* {{Ojou}}: Implied to be this.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: To Sucre.
* SpicyLatina
* StarCrossedLovers: With Fernando. The plot ''constantly'' keeps them apart.

!!Aldo Burrows
->'''Played By:''' Tony Denison

* TheAtoner
* [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Hero]]: In a flashback, [[spoiler: he saves Michael from his abusive foster father.]]
* [[spoiler: DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou]]
* DisappearedDad
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn:]] Prior to the beginning of the series.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* PapaWolf

!!Susan Hollander
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hollander_Susan_5917.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' KK Dodds

* GenreSavvy: When T-Bag threatens to return once he gets out of prison, she moves house. No forwarding address, either.
* MamaBear
* MoralityPet: To T-Bag, despite her finding him terrifying after she discovers his true identity, he seems to genuinely love her [[MadLove in his own way]].
* NiceGirl
* ShrinkingViolet

!!Nika Volek
->'''Played By:''' Holly Valance

* CitizenshipMarriage
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold
* MsFanservice
* {{Yandere}}: For Michael.

!!Hector Avila
->'''Played By:''' Kurt Caceres

* {{Jerkass}}
* SmugSnake

!!Lisa Rix
->'''Played By:''' Jessalyn Gilsig

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* NiceGirl
* [[spoiler: SatelliteCharacter:]] To LJ and Lincoln.
* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe]]

!!Philly Falzone
->'''Played By:''' Al Sapienza

* FauxAffablyEvil
* WouldHurtAChild
[[/folder]]

!The Company

[[folder:Scylla Card Holders]]
!!General Jonathan Krantz
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Krantz_Jonathan_8442.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Leon Russom

* AlasPoorVillain: He ends his days on the electrified chair, very nervous, with melancholic music on the background. See FaceDeathWithDignity below for more details.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassGrandpa
** FourStarBadass
* BaldOfEvil
* BadBoss: He kills one of his partners for disagreeing with him.
* BigBad
** BigBadDuumvirate: with Christina.
* CoolOldGuy
* DeadpanSnarker: ''"Lincoln Burrows was outsmarted. Who could have predicted that?"''
* TheDeterminator: ''Nothing'' will stop him from taking out Lincoln and Michael. Not even jail.
* EnemyCivilWar: With Christina.
* EvilOldFolks
* FaceDeathWithDignity: When he is on the electric chair, the Priest asks him if he's ready. Krantz answers with a military motto: "Semper Paratus". Meaning "always ready".
* FauxAffablyEvil
* HiddenAgendaVillain
* ImplacableMan
* KarmicDeath: Dies the same way Lincoln was planned to die.
* LaserGuidedKarma
* MadeOfIron: A explosion goes off two meters away from him. [[ImplacableMan He survives]].
* TheManBehindTheMan
* ManipulativeBastard
* MightAsWellNotBeInPrisonAtAll
* MindRape
* SharpDressedMan: Except for The Final Break, he always wears a fine suit.
* SmugSnake: He gets ''more'' smug and overconfident as the show progresses. He is more competent than most Smug Snakes, however.

!!Lisa Tabak
->'''Played By:''' Stacy Haiduk

* DefectorFromDecadence
* HeelFaceTurn

!!Stuart Tuxhorn
->'''Played By:''' Steve Tom

!!Howard Scuderi
->'''Played By:''' Jude Ciccolella

* AffablyEvil: He's a rather pleasant fellow who loves his wife. He borders on TokenGoodTeammate.
* OnlySaneMan

!!Griffin Oren
->'''Played By:''' Shaun Duke

* AssholeVictim
* {{Jerkass}}
* SmugSnake
* YouHaveFailedMe
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Operatives]]
!!William ‘Bill’ Kim
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BillKim_6274.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"You may be done with us, but that doesn't mean we're done with you."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Reggie Lee

* BaldOfEvil
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon
* FauxAffablyEvil
* {{Jerkass}}
* SharpDressedMan
* SmugSmiler
* SmugSnake
* ToThePain
-->''"I had the honor of attending Mount Fort Military Academy, whose mission it is to ensure the greatness of this country and its future leadership, by encouraging patriotism, building a strong moral foundation, and providing a service of men committed to the values of honor and freedom of the country. But, first and foremost, they taught you [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown this.]]"''
* TortureTechnician
* VillainousBreakdown

!!Daniel 'Danny' Hale
->'''Played By:''' Danny [=McCarthy=]

* GuiltRiddenAccomplice
* HeelFaceTurn
** HeelFaceDoorSlam: He tries to leave the One World Conspiracy with his wife and help Veronica, only to get killed by Kellerman before he can do any good.
* PunchClockVillain
* RedemptionFailure

!!Wyatt Mathewson
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/WyattMatthews_3840.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Cress Williams

* AxCrazy
* {{Badass}}
** BadassInANiceSuit
* CreepyMonotone: He has a very gentle monotone voice and even when torturing or killing people, it sounds like he's reading a bedtime story.
* PsychoForHire
* HannibalLecture
* ScaryBlackMan
* ShutUpHannibal
* SmugSnake
* TheSociopath
* SoftSpokenSadist
* TheStoic
* WouldHurtAChild

!!Samantha Brinker
->'''Played By:''' Michelle Forbes

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* {{Jerkass}}
* MouthOfSauron
* SmugSnake

!!Ralph Becker
->'''Played By:''' Raphael Sbarge

* {{Badass}}
* BitchInSheepsClothing
* ConsummateLiar
* EliteMook
* ManipulativeBastard

!!Elliot Pike
->'''Played By:''' John S. Davies

* BaldOfEvil
* BoomHeadshot
* TheDragon: For Gretchen.
* FatBastard
* TemptingFate

!!Agent Blondie
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/von_blondie_3645.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Steven Chester Prince

* BlondeGuysAreEvil
* BullyingADragon
* FauxAffablyEvil
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* SmugSnake
* WouldHurtAChild

!!Quinn
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/quinn_9423.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Michael Gaston

* AxCrazy
* {{Badass}}
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* BaldOfEvil
* DeadpanSnarker
* FauxAffablyEvil
* HannibalLecture
* KarmicDeath
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* OnlyOneName
* PsychoForHire
* SmugSnake
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Associates]]
!!President Caroline Reynolds
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CarolineReynolds_9443.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Patricia Wettig

* {{Badass}}
* BitchInSheepsClothing
* BrotherSisterIncest: With Terrence.
* ConvenientTerminalIllness
* IronLady
* KarmaHoudini: She manages to step down from the presidency with grace while keeping her public image intact.
* ManipulativeBitch: She manages to outfox both Michael and the Company.
* PresidentEvil
* PutOnABus

!!Terrence Steadman
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TerrenceSteadman_9149.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I'm the Isle of Terrence, far off to sea."'']]
->'''Played By:''' John Billingsley & Jeff Perry

* BrotherSisterIncest: He and Caroline had a sexual relationship.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Prior to his death being faked.
* DirtyCoward
* DrivenToSuicide: Faced with being exposed and not wanting to bring down his sister with him, Terrence turns the gun on himself.
* {{Jerkass}}
* TheOtherDarrin: Portrayed by John Billingsley initially, but as he was mostly in shadows, the transition to Jeff Perry was pretty smooth.
* SmugSnake
* YourCheatingHeart: Continued an affair with his sister while he was married.

!!David Baker
->'''Played By:''' Creator/KeithSzarabajka

* DirtyCoward
* {{Jerkass}}
* NervousWreck
* PunchClockVillain
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rogue Faction]]
!!Christina Hampton [[spoiler: /Rose Scofield]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ChristinaRoseScofield_8815.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Kathleen Quinlan

* AxCrazy: Even the General thinks she's utterly batshit.
* {{Badass}}
** KickingAssInAllHerFinery
* BigBadDuumvirate: with the General.
* BrokenPedestal: Michael thought highly of her until finding out she was FakingTheDead.
* EnemyCivilWar
* EvilMatriarch
* EvilAllAlong: Michael and Lincoln remembered her as their nice, caring mother. They were soon proven wrong.
* FakingTheDead
* FauxAffablyEvil
* HiddenAgendaVillain
* ManipulativeBitch
* NotQuiteDead
* TheSociopath
* SoftSpokenSadist
* WalkingSpoiler

!!Downey
->'''Played By:''' Ted King

* {{Badass}}
** BadassInANiceSuit
* TheDragon: to Christina.
* SharpDressedMan
* UndyingLoyalty
[[/folder]]

!The Government and Law Enforcement

[[folder:F.B.I.]]
!!Felicia Lang
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FeliciaLang_2292.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Barbara Eve Harris

* ActionGirl
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Except when it's not.
* AscendedExtra
* BackForTheFinale
* {{Badass}}
* RelationshipUpgrade: With Mahone.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight
* UndyingLoyalty: For Mahone.

!!Mark Wheeler
->'''Played By:''' Jason Davis

* GoodIsNotNice
* HeroAntagonist: To Mahone in season 4.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight

!!Richard Sullins
->'''Played By:''' Kim Coates

* DeadpanSnarker
* GoodIsNotNice
* InternalAffairs
* HeroAntagonist: To Mahone, frequently.
* {{Jerkass}}

!!Chris Franco
->'''Played By:''' Creator/WilliamMapother

* CowboyCop
* {{Jerkass}}
* TortureTechnician
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Homeland Security]]
!!Miriam Hultz AKA Trishanne Smith
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hultz_Miriam_6987.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Shannon Lucio

* AbsoluteCleavage
* ActionGirl
* {{Badass}}
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* MsFanservice
* UndercoverCopReveal
* SexySecretary
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

!!Herb Stanton
->'''Played By:''' Michael [=O'Neil=]

* DirtyCop
* {{Jerkass}}
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Government]]
!!Frank Tancredi
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Tancredi_Frank_8999.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' John Heard

* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* NeverSuicide
* ObstructiveBureaucrat
* PapaWolf
* [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done, Junkie Daughter Girl]]

!!Bruce Bennett
->'''Played By:''' Wilbur Fitzgerald

* ColdBloodedTorture: Is subjected to this by Wyatt.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness
[[/folder]]

!Other Characters

[[folder:SONA]]
!!Luis Gallego AKA [=McGrady=]
->'''Played By:''' Carlo Alban

* AscendedFanboy
* EarnYourHappyEnding
* MoralityPet
* NiceGuy
* TagalongKid

!!Sammy Norino
->'''Played By:''' Laurence Mason

* {{Badass}}
* BloodKnight: Shows many shades of this during his time in the third season.
* TheDragon: To Lechero.
** DragonAscendant: Briefly.
* HairTriggerTemper
* HotBlooded
* ScaryBlackMan
* TheStarscream: A relunctant version. He genuinely believes Lechero has lost it, and seizing power is the best way to keep control over SONA.
* VillainousValor
* WeUsedToBeFriends: With Lechero.

!!Carmelita AKA Sister Mary Francis
->'''Played By:''' Crystal Mantecon

* HookerWithAHeartOfGold
* MsFanservice
* NaughtyNuns: Although she isn't really a nun.
* NunTooHoly
* PutOnABus

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Miscellaneous Characters]]

!!Pam Larson
->'''Played By:''' Callie Thorne

* AmicablyDivorced: Ends up being this for good with Mahone.
* MoralityPet: For Mahone.

!!Roland Glenn
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/RolandGlenn_36.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' James Hiroyuki Liao

* AlasPoorVillain: He might have been a greedy traitor, but it's hard not to feel sorry for him as he lies dying in pain begging not to be left alone.
* AssholeVictim
* ButtMonkey
* DeadpanSnarker
* DirtyCoward
* FaceHeelTurn
* {{Greed}}: His biggest flaw. He risks the entire operation to get quick cash at a casino, which is what got him arrested in the first place.
* {{Jerkass}}
* KickTheSonOfABitch
* OnlyInItForTheMoney
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Wyatt executes him after he betrays the team.
* TheSmartGuy
* StayWithMeUntilIDie: He begs Michael for this, who obliges.
* TechnoWizard
* TokenEvilTeammate
* TooDumbToLive

!!Gregory White
->'''Played By:''' Michael Bryan French

* BenevolentBoss
* ButtMonkey
* AFatherToHisMen
* HonestCorporateExecutive
* MoralityChain: He acts an overly trusting father figure to T-Bag while he's pretending to be Cole Pfeiffer. The chain gets cut.
* NiceGuy
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

!!Rita Morgan
->'''Played By:'''

* MoralityPet: For Gretchen.

!!Andrew Blauner
->'''Played By:''' Dameon Clarke

* {{Jerkass}}

!!Sebastian Balfour
->'''Played By:''' Anthony Starke

* DisposableFiance
* NiceGuy

!!Cameron Mahone
->'''Played By:'''

* InfantImmortality: Averted.
* MoralityPet: For Mahone.

!!Patrick Vikan
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/vikan_patrick_7679.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/MarkPellegrino

* AffablyEvil: He comes across as a pretty reasonable guy, especially in contrast to the other characters on the show.
* BlondeGuysAreEvil
* DeadpanSnarker
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He's abruptly shot in the back by Self in only his second appearance.

!!Scott Carruth / 'The Representative'
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/carruth_scott_3373.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/TitusWelliver

* {{Badass}}
** BadassInANiceSuit: Never seen out of his suit.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: When he's confronted by the Scylla team, he reacts in a rather calm manner and accepts that he's going to die. He just wants a good showing at the last, trying to kill the team before he's gunned down.
* SharpDressedMan: Always clad in a sharp suit.
* TakingYouWithMe: How he chooses to go down, trying to kill the Scylla team when they corner him despite knowing full well he won't survive.
[[/folder]]
13th Mar '14 7:08:09 AM nelec
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* [[Characters/PrisonBreakMain Main Characters]]
* [[Characters/PrisonBreakFoxRiver Fox River State Penitentiary]]
* [[Characters/PrisonBreakCompany The Company]]
* [[Characters/PrisonBreakGovernment Government & Law Enforcement]]
* [[Characters/PrisonBreakOther Other Characters]]
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25th Feb '14 12:32:50 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* [[spoiler:HotDad:]] He never [[spoiler:got to meet his son in the end,]] but probably still counts.



* HotDad



* HotDad: In the fourth season.
25th Feb '14 12:31:24 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** BadassDamsel



* BadCopIncompetentCop: Subverted. He is by no means incompetent, and he is only a bad cop in the second season [[spoiler: because the Company forces him to be so.]]

to:

* BadCopIncompetentCop: Subverted.Downplayed. He is by no means incompetent, and he is only a bad cop in the second season [[spoiler: because the Company forces him to be so.]]



** BadassDamsel
3rd Feb '14 2:29:24 AM Duckling
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->'''Played By:''' WilliamMapother

to:

->'''Played By:''' WilliamMapother
Creator/WilliamMapother
27th Dec '13 8:14:00 PM Discontent
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* [[spoiler: HotMom:]] After the series ends.



* HotMom: Goddamn is she ever!



* HotMom: Eventually.



* HotMom



* HotMom
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