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* [[Characters/RevolutionMainCast Main Cast]][[note]]Charlie Matheson, Miles Matheson, Rachel Matheson, Danny Matheson, Gene Porter, Ben Matheson, Tom Neville, Jason Neville, Aaron Pittman, Sebastian Monroe, Nora Clayton, Maggie Foster[[/note]]

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* [[Characters/RevolutionMainCast Main Cast]][[note]]Charlie Matheson, Miles Matheson, Rachel Matheson, Danny Matheson, Gene Porter, Ben Matheson, Tom Neville, Jason Neville, Aaron Pittman, Sebastian Monroe, Nora Clayton, Grace Beaumont, Maggie Foster[[/note]]
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* [[Characters/RevolutionTexas Texas]][[note]]Carver, John Franklin Fry, Cynthia, Ken Dawson, Mason Gray, Titus Andover, Jessica Andover, Garrett, Priscilla Pittman, Bonnie Webster[[/note]]

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* [[Characters/RevolutionTexas Texas]][[note]]Carver, John Franklin Fry, Blanchard, Cynthia, Ken Dawson, Mason Gray, Titus Andover, Jessica Andover, Garrett, Priscilla Pittman, Bonnie Webster[[/note]]
20th Dec '13 6:34:56 AM nelec
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* [[Characters/RevolutionMainCast Main Cast]][[note]]Charlie Matheson, Miles Matheson, Rachel Matheson, Ben Matheson, Danny Matheson, Tom Neville, Aaron Pittman, Sebastian Monroe, Jason Neville, Gene Porter, Nora Clayton, Maggie Foster[[/note]]

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* [[Characters/RevolutionMainCast Main Cast]][[note]]Charlie Matheson, Miles Matheson, Rachel Matheson, Ben Matheson, Danny Matheson, Gene Porter, Ben Matheson, Tom Neville, Jason Neville, Aaron Pittman, Sebastian Monroe, Jason Neville, Gene Porter, Nora Clayton, Maggie Foster[[/note]]
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* [[Characters/RevolutionMonroeRepublic The Monroe Republic]][[note]]Sebastian Monroe, Tom Neville, Jason Neville, Julia Neville, Will Strausser, Jeremy Baker, Riley, John Faber[[/note]]
* [[Characters/RevolutionRebels The Rebels]][[note]]Nicholas, Jim Hudson, Wayne Ramsay[[/note]]

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* [[Characters/RevolutionMonroeRepublic The Monroe Republic]][[note]]Sebastian Monroe, Miles Matheson, Tom Neville, Jason Neville, Julia Neville, Will Strausser, John Faber, Jeremy Baker, Riley, John Faber[[/note]]
Joseph Wheatley, Richards, Jason Neville, Jim Hudson, Julia Neville[[/note]]
* [[Characters/RevolutionRebels The Rebels]][[note]]Nicholas, Rebels]][[note]]Wayne Ramsay, Nicholas, Nora Clayton, Jim Hudson, Wayne Ramsay[[/note]]Ken 'Hutch' Hutchison[[/note]]
20th Dec '13 3:28:23 AM nelec
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* [[Characters/RevolutionTexas Texas]][[note]]Carver, Cynthia, Priscilla Pittman, Titus Andover, Ken Dawson, Mason Gray, Jessica Andover, John Franklin Fry, Bonnie Webster[[/note]]

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* [[Characters/RevolutionTexas Texas]][[note]]Carver, John Franklin Fry, Cynthia, Priscilla Pittman, Titus Andover, Ken Dawson, Mason Gray, Titus Andover, Jessica Andover, John Franklin Fry, Garrett, Priscilla Pittman, Bonnie Webster[[/note]]
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<<|CharacterSheets|>>




[[folder:Texas]]
!!General Carver
->'''Played By:''' Anthony Ruivivar

The Commander-in-Chief of Texas.

* NiceHat: A big cowboy hat.

!!Cynthia
->'''Played By:''' Jessica Collins

The schoolteacher in Willoughby, and Aaron's girlfriend.

* DomesticAbuse: Figures heavily into her backstory. [[spoiler:Aaron [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome takes care of the problem for her.]]]]
* HotTeacher: She's the headmistress of the school in Willoughby.
* [[spoiler:StuffedIntoTheFridge: She's killed by Horn, and stays dead because...well, why? The nanites brought Aaron back to life, but they only turn up after her death to kill Horn.]]
* TokenRomance: Other than [[spoiler:setting the stage for the manifestation of Aaron's powers--and even then, not consciously by him]] the relationship between Cynthia and Aaron really doesn't connect to the larger plot. She mainly exists to be used as bait by the Patriots, but Aaron being the type of guy he is wouldn't let ''anyone'' come to harm on his account, relationship or not.
* [[spoiler:WeHardlyKnewYe: Despite being a major character for half a season, doesn't get much in the way of development.]]

!!Priscilla Pittman
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pittman_priscilla_7585.jpg]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/MaureenSebastian

Aaron Pittman's wife, whom he abandoned after the blackout.

* BewareTheNiceOnes: She's a sweet lady, but she killed a man and dodged a bounty hunter with some degrees of success.
* ButNowIMustGo: In her second appearance, she goes back to Texas.
* MamaBear: To her daughter; she killed a man who tried to hurt her.
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: Priscilla is a pretty pleasant person all-round.
* PutOnABus: Aaron abandoned her when it became clear that his general uselessness would get her killed.
** TheBusCameBack: Aaron encounters Priscilla again in the Plains Nation and is instrumental in saving her from a bounty hunter attempting to return her to the Monroe Republic, allowing as much reconciliation between Aaron and Priscilla as is realistically possible under the circumstances.
* UglyGuyHotWife: How Aaron saw their relationship.

!!Titus Andover
->'''Played By:''' Matt Ross

A psychotic, former school headmaster and leader of the Andover Clan attacking Willoughby, Texas.

* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He has a wife that he loves to a horrific degree.
* EvilTeacher: Former headmaster of a boarding school, now a ruthless bandit. Apparently, his students became members of his gang.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He offers his guests tea and seems genial enough, but he's quick to drop the veneer and reveal himself as a depraved sociopath.
* AFatherToHisMen: Refers to those under his employ as 'my kids'. It's a habit he's retained from his days as headmaster of a boy's school.
* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard: Miles manages to stab him with his own knife...while he's holding it.]]
* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: With his own knife, no less.]]
* PaedoHunt: He himself implied that he was keeping child porn on his computer before blackout hit.
* {{Yandere}}: His wife [[spoiler:kills herself to get away from him.]]

!!Kenneth 'Ken' Dawson
->'''Played By:''' Richard T. Jones

The butcher in Willoughby, Texas.

* [[spoiler:TheMole: For the Patriots.]]

!!Sheriff Mason Gray
->'''Played By:''' Adam Beach

The town sheriff of Willoughby, Texas.

* [[spoiler:BoomHeadshot: How he dies.]]
* TheSheriff: Of Willoughby.
* [[spoiler:WeHardlyKnewYe: He's killed very early in the second season.]]

!!Jessica Andover
->'''Played By:''' Deborah Puette

* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide: To escape her husband.]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: She considers her life with Titus to be one; she's weak, bedridden, in pain and is just barely surviving because her husband forcefully gives her blood transfusions from innocent people.
* IllGirl: She's diabetic, which is a death sentence in the post-electricity world. Her husband finds ways to keep her alive, although she's not a fan of his methods.

!!John Franklin Fry
->'''Played By:''' Jim Beaver

!!Bonnie Webster
->'''Played By:''' Alanna Ubach

* DeadpanSnarker
* HotScoop
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Recurring Characters]]
!!President Kelly Foster
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/foster_kelly_7194.jpg]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/LeslieHope

The President of the Georgia Federation.

* AmbiguouslyEvil: On one hand, she seems to run a nice and stable place in Georgia. On the other hand, there are implications that she wouldn't mind using a small nuclear bomb and anthrax to win against Monroe.
* GenreSavvy: In the first season finale, the minute she realizes that power has been restored worldwide is the minute she decides to break out every tank and plane Georgia has in an all-out assault on Philadelphia. Considering that the Monroe Republic wiped out half her troops with one drone strike, she clearly doesn't want to take any chances.
* GoodIsNotNice
* IronLady
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: They're women who are presidents of a single state/'federation'.

!!Emma Bennett
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/emmarev_5460.jpg]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/AnnieWersching

Miles' High School girlfriend and secret mother of Sebastian Monroe's son.

* FieryRedhead: She's one of the very few people who can stand up to Monroe without fear.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Miles did. And so did Monroe.
* HotMom: To Monroe's (as-yet-unseen) son.
* [[InnocentBlueEyes Innocent Blue-Green Eyes]]
* MoralityPet: For Monroe.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: She's important to both Miles and Monroe, but dies quickly.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Only one episode (credited for two), and she's dead.
* YourCheatingHeart: She had a relationship with Monroe while dating Miles.

!!Mia Clayton
->'''Played by:''' Alyssa Diaz, Aileen Davila

Nora Clayton's sister and a bounty hunter. She is revealed to be working for Strausser, so that she can lure Miles's team into a trap, as well as get Aaron's pendant. She is left to go back to Texas alone.

* BountyHunter: Her job, although we never really see her in action.
* PutOnABus: To Texas. With Nora dead, it doesn't seem likely she'll turn up again.
[[/folder]]
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[[folder: The Rebels]]
!!Nicholas
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Nicholas_9534.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Christ forgives. I'm not Christ."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/DerekWebster

A former priest, Nicholas is now one of the rebel leaders fighting against Monroe. He is also good friends with Nora Clayton.

* {{Badass}}
** BadassPreacher
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy
* BaldOfAwesome
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* {{Hypocrite}}
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: By Neville in episode 13.
* LaResistance
* RebelLeader

!!James 'Jim' Hudson
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hudson_James_2333.jpg]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/MalikYoba

A former member of the Monroe Militia who helped Miles in his attempt to assassinate Monroe. He joins the rebels after his past is revealed to his new wife.

* TheAtoner
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBookworm
* DefectorFromDecadence: The reason he and Miles left the Monroe Republic.
* FaceHeelTurn:And a quick death after he's found out, courtesy of Jason.
* ForcedIntoEvil: The Monroe Republic finds his wife and threatens her.
* GeniusBruiser: Runs the library in Culpepper when he's first encountered and apparently established the settlement. Miles considers Jim his superior in planning ability.
* ScaryBlackMan
* TheStrategist: According to Miles.

!!Wayne Ramsey
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ramsey_wayne_4805.jpg]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/PatrickStEsprit

A rebel leader and superior to Nicholas.

* MauveShirt: He recurred for a little before getting killed off.
* LaResistance: A member, and leader, of the Rebels fighting Monroe.
* RebelLeader: He's the superior to Nicholas, who's already a high-ranking member.
* SlashedThroat: At Jim's hands.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He doesn't get much characterization before Jim Hudson slits his throat.

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[[folder:
[[folder:Texas]]
!!General Carver
->'''Played By:''' Anthony Ruivivar

The Rebels]]
!!Nicholas
Commander-in-Chief of Texas.

* NiceHat: A big cowboy hat.

!!Cynthia
->'''Played By:''' Jessica Collins

The schoolteacher in Willoughby, and Aaron's girlfriend.

* DomesticAbuse: Figures heavily into her backstory. [[spoiler:Aaron [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome takes care of the problem for her.]]]]
* HotTeacher: She's the headmistress of the school in Willoughby.
* [[spoiler:StuffedIntoTheFridge: She's killed by Horn, and stays dead because...well, why? The nanites brought Aaron back to life, but they only turn up after her death to kill Horn.]]
* TokenRomance: Other than [[spoiler:setting the stage for the manifestation of Aaron's powers--and even then, not consciously by him]] the relationship between Cynthia and Aaron really doesn't connect to the larger plot. She mainly exists to be used as bait by the Patriots, but Aaron being the type of guy he is wouldn't let ''anyone'' come to harm on his account, relationship or not.
* [[spoiler:WeHardlyKnewYe: Despite being a major character for half a season, doesn't get much in the way of development.]]

!!Priscilla Pittman
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Nicholas_9534.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pittman_priscilla_7585.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Christ forgives. I'm not Christ."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/DerekWebster

Creator/MaureenSebastian

Aaron Pittman's wife, whom he abandoned after the blackout.

* BewareTheNiceOnes: She's a sweet lady, but she killed a man and dodged a bounty hunter with some degrees of success.
* ButNowIMustGo: In her second appearance, she goes back to Texas.
* MamaBear: To her daughter; she killed a man who tried to hurt her.
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: Priscilla is a pretty pleasant person all-round.
* PutOnABus: Aaron abandoned her when it became clear that his general uselessness would get her killed.
** TheBusCameBack: Aaron encounters Priscilla again in the Plains Nation and is instrumental in saving her from a bounty hunter attempting to return her to the Monroe Republic, allowing as much reconciliation between Aaron and Priscilla as is realistically possible under the circumstances.
* UglyGuyHotWife: How Aaron saw their relationship.

!!Titus Andover
->'''Played By:''' Matt Ross

A psychotic, former priest, Nicholas is now one school headmaster and leader of the rebel leaders fighting against Monroe. He is also good friends with Nora Clayton.Andover Clan attacking Willoughby, Texas.

* {{Badass}}
** BadassPreacher
EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He has a wife that he loves to a horrific degree.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy
EvilTeacher: Former headmaster of a boarding school, now a ruthless bandit. Apparently, his students became members of his gang.
* BaldOfAwesome
FauxAffablyEvil: He offers his guests tea and seems genial enough, but he's quick to drop the veneer and reveal himself as a depraved sociopath.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
AFatherToHisMen: Refers to those under his employ as 'my kids'. It's a habit he's retained from his days as headmaster of a boy's school.
* {{Hypocrite}}
[[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard: Miles manages to stab him with his own knife...while he's holding it.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: By Neville in episode 13.
[[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: With his own knife, no less.]]
* LaResistance
PaedoHunt: He himself implied that he was keeping child porn on his computer before blackout hit.
* RebelLeader

!!James 'Jim' Hudson
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hudson_James_2333.jpg]]
{{Yandere}}: His wife [[spoiler:kills herself to get away from him.]]

!!Kenneth 'Ken' Dawson
->'''Played by:''' Creator/MalikYoba

A former member of
By:''' Richard T. Jones

The butcher in Willoughby, Texas.

* [[spoiler:TheMole: For
the Monroe Militia who helped Miles in his attempt to assassinate Monroe. He joins the rebels after his past is revealed to his new wife.

* TheAtoner
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBookworm
* DefectorFromDecadence: The reason he and Miles left the Monroe Republic.
* FaceHeelTurn:And a quick death after he's found out, courtesy of Jason.
* ForcedIntoEvil: The Monroe Republic finds his wife and threatens her.
* GeniusBruiser: Runs the library in Culpepper when he's first encountered and apparently established the settlement. Miles considers Jim his superior in planning ability.
* ScaryBlackMan
* TheStrategist: According to Miles.

!!Wayne Ramsey
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ramsey_wayne_4805.jpg]]
Patriots.]]

!!Sheriff Mason Gray
->'''Played by:''' Creator/PatrickStEsprit

A rebel leader and superior to Nicholas.

* MauveShirt: He recurred for a little before getting killed off.
* LaResistance: A member, and leader,
By:''' Adam Beach

The town sheriff
of the Rebels fighting Monroe.
Willoughby, Texas.

* RebelLeader: [[spoiler:BoomHeadshot: How he dies.]]
* TheSheriff: Of Willoughby.
* [[spoiler:WeHardlyKnewYe:
He's killed very early in the superior second season.]]

!!Jessica Andover
->'''Played By:''' Deborah Puette

* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide: To escape her husband.]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: She considers her life with Titus
to Nicholas, who's already be one; she's weak, bedridden, in pain and is just barely surviving because her husband forcefully gives her blood transfusions from innocent people.
* IllGirl: She's diabetic, which is
a high-ranking member.
* SlashedThroat: At Jim's hands.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He doesn't get much characterization before
death sentence in the post-electricity world. Her husband finds ways to keep her alive, although she's not a fan of his methods.

!!John Franklin Fry
->'''Played By:'''
Jim Hudson slits his throat.Beaver

!!Bonnie Webster
->'''Played By:''' Alanna Ubach

* DeadpanSnarker
* HotScoop



[[folder:The Patriots]]
!!Randall Flynn
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/flynn_randall_5991.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Lighten up."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/ColmFeore

->''"I just want us to be friends."''

The Assistant Secretary of the Department of Defense, he was the employer of Ben Matheson and his team. Since the blackout, he has kidnapped Grace Beaumont for an unknown purpose. He also has one of the pendants.

* BaldOfEvil
* BigBad: Of the first season.
** BigBadDuumvirate: With Monroe for a short while.
* TheChessmaster
* DealWithTheDevil: He's the devil in his bargin with Rachel.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: After setting him up as a real threat, giving him history with the characters, a somewhat sympathetic backstory and motives, he just...kills himself.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He had a son who died in Afghanistan.
* {{Expy}}: Coming across as one for [[Literature/TheStand Randall Flagg]]. Note the similar names.
* TheFaceless: In his first appearance.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* MaddenIntoMisanthropy: Didn't take his sons death in Afghanistan too well.
* SharpDressedMan: Before the blackout.
* SmugSnake
* SlasherSmile: A specialty of Colm Feore.
* SuicideMission: Deliberately done. His mission was to get the power back on and nuke the two most militarily troublesome successor governments to the USA. He seems to have carried his WellIntentionedExtremist attitude to the logical end, and shot himself when it was clear Miles and Rachel could not possibly stop the nukes in time.
* TragicKeepsake: His son's dog tags.
* VillainTeamUp: With Monroe.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Wants to build a "better world" because he thought mankind abused power in the last one.

!!Secretary Justine Allenford
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/allenford_justine_8620.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Nicole Ari Parker

* EveryoneHasStandards: She's utterly disgusted by [[spoiler:the re-education camps.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: Assuming she's telling Neville the truth about the re-education camps, and isn't setting him up.]]
* MouthOfSauron: For the Patriots. [[spoiler:But not anymore.]]
* TheStoic: She remains calm and collected.
** NotSoStoic: Until a real crisis breaks out, and she seems especially lost now that [[spoiler:she's left the Patriots.]]
* [[spoiler:StuffedIntoTheFridge: She's killed suddenly by her own husband, so that he can have a storyline. This despite being set up as a pretty interesting character and even some ShipTease with Neville.]]
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!!Edward 'Ed' Truman
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/truman_edward_1152.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Steven Culp

* FauxAffablyEvil: Truman is all smiles at first, but he's a cold-blooded killer.
* MouthOfSauron: For the Patriots, especially since [[spoiler:Justine has switched sides and...died.]]
* SmugSnake: He's extremely pleased with himself whenever something goes his way.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With Dr Horn, whom he dislikes. Horn wants to execute anyone in his way to find Aaron, but Truman has put some effort into crafting a good public image and doesn't want it ruined so suddenly.
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!!Garrett
->'''Played By:''' Jason Douglas

* TheBrute
* {{Jerkass}}
* KnightTemplar
* UndyingLoyalty

!!Dr. Calvin Horn
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/horn_calvin_3873.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/ZeljkoIvanek

A member of The Patriots. In a conversation with Rachel, he described himself as the President's Chief Science Adviser.

* AbusiveParents: His father was a religious fanatic who blamed him for his mother's death.
* ActorAllusion: Elizabeth Mitchell and Zeljko Ivanek were married in Lost, and when they meet for the first time in the show, Horn asks if she remembers him.
* BaldOfEvil
* [[spoiler:[[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu Burned Alive Punching Out Cthulhu]]: The nanites incinerate him on Aaron's request after Horn shoots and kills Cynthia.]]
* BullyingTheDragon: [[spoiler:Yes, hold the girlfriend of the guy who can set people on fire hostage and try medical experiments on him--that's sure to work out ''[[SarcasmMode just fine!!!]]'']]
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: He was devastated by the death of his mother when he was a teenager.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Horn actually can be polite, for about ten seconds before he loses his patience.
* [[spoiler:FunctionalAddict: He's seen injecting himself with an unknown substance.]]
* HollywoodAtheist: He was raised by a strictly religious father who refused medicine for Calvin's dying mother. Since then, he's dismissed religion as a fairytale.
* {{Jerkass}}
* MadScientist
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate
* [[spoiler:SecretlyDying: He has a very advanced brain tumor that's killing him.]]
* SmugSnake
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With Ed Truman. Horn wants to execute anyone in his way to find Aaron, but Truman has put some effort into crafting a good public image and doesn't want it ruined so suddenly.
* TortureTechnician
* WaistcoatOfStyle

!!Mr. Austin
->'''Played by:''' Creator/JamesShanklin

A former associate of Randall Flynn back in his Department of Defense days, he is given the job of guarding Grace Beaumont and making sure she does what she's supposed to do.

* TheBrute: For Randall.
* LudicrousGibs: The elevator is splattered with his blood and guts.
* TooDumbToLive: Blatantly disregarding Randall's orders and getting himself killed.

!!Roger Allenford
->'''Played By:''' David Aaron Baker

!!Lt. Vincent Cooke
->'''Played By:''' Damon Carney

* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim: He's a repulsive jerk, so it's hard to shed a tear when Neville kills him.]]
* FunctionalAddict: Cooke is a junkie, but not even Neville could tell until he saw track marks on his arm.
* {{Jerkass}}: He makes it very clear that he hates Neville, and even tells him to h
* ProperlyParanoid: Cooke doesn't trust Tom Neville, and makes no secret of it. He's absolutely right to distrust him.
* SmugSnake

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[[folder:The Patriots]]
!!Randall Flynn
[[folder:Other Recurring Characters]]
!!President Kelly Foster
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/flynn_randall_5991.org/pmwiki/pub/images/foster_kelly_7194.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Lighten up."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/ColmFeore

->''"I just want us to be friends."''

Creator/LeslieHope

The Assistant Secretary President of the Department of Defense, he was Georgia Federation.

* AmbiguouslyEvil: On one hand, she seems to run a nice and stable place in Georgia. On
the employer of Ben Matheson other hand, there are implications that she wouldn't mind using a small nuclear bomb and his team. Since the blackout, he has kidnapped Grace Beaumont for an unknown purpose. He also has one of the pendants.

anthrax to win against Monroe.
* BaldOfEvil
* BigBad: Of
GenreSavvy: In the first season.
** BigBadDuumvirate: With
season finale, the minute she realizes that power has been restored worldwide is the minute she decides to break out every tank and plane Georgia has in an all-out assault on Philadelphia. Considering that the Monroe for a short while.
* TheChessmaster
* DealWithTheDevil: He's the devil in his bargin
Republic wiped out half her troops with Rachel.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: After setting him up as a real threat, giving him history with the characters, a somewhat sympathetic backstory and motives, he just...kills himself.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He had a son who died in Afghanistan.
* {{Expy}}: Coming across as
one for [[Literature/TheStand Randall Flagg]]. Note the similar names.
* TheFaceless: In his first appearance.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* MaddenIntoMisanthropy: Didn't
drone strike, she clearly doesn't want to take his sons death in Afghanistan too well.
any chances.
* SharpDressedMan: Before the blackout.
GoodIsNotNice
* SmugSnake
IronLady
* SlasherSmile: A specialty OurPresidentsAreDifferent: They're women who are presidents of Colm Feore.
* SuicideMission: Deliberately done. His mission was to get the power back on and nuke the two most militarily troublesome successor governments to the USA. He seems to have carried his WellIntentionedExtremist attitude to the logical end, and shot himself when it was clear Miles and Rachel could not possibly stop the nukes in time.
* TragicKeepsake: His son's dog tags.
* VillainTeamUp: With Monroe.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Wants to build
a "better world" because he thought mankind abused power in the last one.

!!Secretary Justine Allenford
single state/'federation'.

!!Emma Bennett
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/allenford_justine_8620.org/pmwiki/pub/images/emmarev_5460.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Nicole Ari Parker

by:''' Creator/AnnieWersching

Miles' High School girlfriend and secret mother of Sebastian Monroe's son.

* EveryoneHasStandards: FieryRedhead: She's utterly disgusted by [[spoiler:the re-education camps.]]
one of the very few people who can stand up to Monroe without fear.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: Assuming HeroesWantRedheads: Miles did. And so did Monroe.
* HotMom: To Monroe's (as-yet-unseen) son.
* [[InnocentBlueEyes Innocent Blue-Green Eyes]]
* MoralityPet: For Monroe.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: She's important to both Miles and Monroe, but dies quickly.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Only one episode (credited for two), and
she's telling Neville the truth about the re-education camps, and isn't setting him up.]]
dead.
* MouthOfSauron: For the Patriots. [[spoiler:But not anymore.]]
* TheStoic:
YourCheatingHeart: She remains calm and collected.
** NotSoStoic: Until
had a real crisis breaks out, and she seems especially lost now that [[spoiler:she's left the Patriots.]]
* [[spoiler:StuffedIntoTheFridge: She's killed suddenly by her own husband, so that he can have a storyline. This despite being set up as a pretty interesting character and even some ShipTease
relationship with Neville.]]
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!!Edward 'Ed' Truman
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/truman_edward_1152.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Steven Culp

* FauxAffablyEvil: Truman is all smiles at first, but he's a cold-blooded killer.
* MouthOfSauron: For the Patriots, especially since [[spoiler:Justine has switched sides and...died.]]
* SmugSnake: He's extremely pleased with himself whenever something goes his way.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With Dr Horn, whom he dislikes. Horn wants to execute anyone in his way to find Aaron, but Truman has put some effort into crafting a good public image and doesn't want it ruined so suddenly.
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!!Garrett
->'''Played By:''' Jason Douglas

* TheBrute
* {{Jerkass}}
* KnightTemplar
* UndyingLoyalty

!!Dr. Calvin Horn
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/horn_calvin_3873.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/ZeljkoIvanek

A member of The Patriots. In a conversation with Rachel, he described himself as the President's Chief Science Adviser.
Monroe while dating Miles.

* AbusiveParents: His father was a religious fanatic who blamed him for his mother's death.
* ActorAllusion: Elizabeth Mitchell and Zeljko Ivanek were married in Lost, and when they meet for the first time in the show, Horn asks if she remembers him.
* BaldOfEvil
* [[spoiler:[[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu Burned Alive Punching Out Cthulhu]]: The nanites incinerate him on Aaron's request after Horn shoots and kills Cynthia.]]
* BullyingTheDragon: [[spoiler:Yes, hold the girlfriend of the guy who can set people on fire hostage and try medical experiments on him--that's sure to work out ''[[SarcasmMode just fine!!!]]'']]
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: He was devastated by the death of his mother when he was a teenager.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Horn actually can be polite, for about ten seconds before he loses his patience.
* [[spoiler:FunctionalAddict: He's seen injecting himself with an unknown substance.]]
* HollywoodAtheist: He was raised by a strictly religious father who refused medicine for Calvin's dying mother. Since then, he's dismissed religion as a fairytale.
* {{Jerkass}}
* MadScientist
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate
* [[spoiler:SecretlyDying: He has a very advanced brain tumor that's killing him.]]
* SmugSnake
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With Ed Truman. Horn wants to execute anyone in his way to find Aaron, but Truman has put some effort into crafting a good public image and doesn't want it ruined so suddenly.
* TortureTechnician
* WaistcoatOfStyle

!!Mr. Austin
!!Mia Clayton
->'''Played by:''' Creator/JamesShanklin

A former associate of Randall Flynn
Alyssa Diaz, Aileen Davila

Nora Clayton's sister and a bounty hunter. She is revealed to be working for Strausser, so that she can lure Miles's team into a trap, as well as get Aaron's pendant. She is left to go
back to Texas alone.

* BountyHunter: Her job, although we never really see her
in his Department of Defense days, he is given the job of guarding Grace Beaumont and making sure she does what she's supposed to do.

action.
* TheBrute: For Randall.
* LudicrousGibs: The elevator is splattered with his blood and guts.
* TooDumbToLive: Blatantly disregarding Randall's orders and getting himself killed.

!!Roger Allenford
->'''Played By:''' David Aaron Baker

!!Lt. Vincent Cooke
->'''Played By:''' Damon Carney

* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim: He's a repulsive jerk, so it's hard to shed a tear when Neville kills him.]]
* FunctionalAddict: Cooke is a junkie, but not even Neville could tell until he saw track marks on his arm.
* {{Jerkass}}: He makes
PutOnABus: To Texas. With Nora dead, it very clear that he hates Neville, and even tells him to h
* ProperlyParanoid: Cooke
doesn't trust Tom Neville, and makes no secret of it. He's absolutely right to distrust him.
* SmugSnake
seem likely she'll turn up again.



[[folder:Texas]]
!!General Carver
->'''Played By:''' Anthony Ruivivar

The Commander-in-Chief of Texas.

* NiceHat: A big cowboy hat.

!!Cynthia
->'''Played By:''' Jessica Collins

The schoolteacher in Willoughby, and Aaron's girlfriend.

* DomesticAbuse: Figures heavily into her backstory. [[spoiler:Aaron [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome takes care of the problem for her.]]]]
* HotTeacher: She's the headmistress of the school in Willoughby.
* [[spoiler:StuffedIntoTheFridge: She's killed by Horn, and stays dead because...well, why? The nanites brought Aaron back to life, but they only turn up after her death to kill Horn.]]
* TokenRomance: Other than [[spoiler:setting the stage for the manifestation of Aaron's powers--and even then, not consciously by him]] the relationship between Cynthia and Aaron really doesn't connect to the larger plot. She mainly exists to be used as bait by the Patriots, but Aaron being the type of guy he is wouldn't let ''anyone'' come to harm on his account, relationship or not.
* [[spoiler:WeHardlyKnewYe: Despite being a major character for half a season, doesn't get much in the way of development.]]

!!Priscilla Pittman
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pittman_priscilla_7585.jpg]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/MaureenSebastian

Aaron Pittman's wife, whom he abandoned after the blackout.

* BewareTheNiceOnes: She's a sweet lady, but she killed a man and dodged a bounty hunter with some degrees of success.
* ButNowIMustGo: In her second appearance, she goes back to Texas.
* MamaBear: To her daughter; she killed a man who tried to hurt her.
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: Priscilla is a pretty pleasant person all-round.
* PutOnABus: Aaron abandoned her when it became clear that his general uselessness would get her killed.
** TheBusCameBack: Aaron encounters Priscilla again in the Plains Nation and is instrumental in saving her from a bounty hunter attempting to return her to the Monroe Republic, allowing as much reconciliation between Aaron and Priscilla as is realistically possible under the circumstances.
* UglyGuyHotWife: How Aaron saw their relationship.

!!Titus Andover
->'''Played By:''' Matt Ross

A psychotic, former school headmaster and leader of the Andover Clan attacking Willoughby, Texas.

* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He has a wife that he loves to a horrific degree.
* EvilTeacher: Former headmaster of a boarding school, now a ruthless bandit. Apparently, his students became members of his gang.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He offers his guests tea and seems genial enough, but he's quick to drop the veneer and reveal himself as a depraved sociopath.
* AFatherToHisMen: Refers to those under his employ as 'my kids'. It's a habit he's retained from his days as headmaster of a boy's school.
* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard: Miles manages to stab him with his own knife...while he's holding it.]]
* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: With his own knife, no less.]]
* PaedoHunt: He himself implied that he was keeping child porn on his computer before blackout hit.
* {{Yandere}}: His wife [[spoiler:kills herself to get away from him.]]

!!Kenneth 'Ken' Dawson
->'''Played By:''' Richard T. Jones

The butcher in Willoughby, Texas.

* [[spoiler:TheMole: For the Patriots.]]

!!Sheriff Mason Gray
->'''Played By:''' Adam Beach

The town sheriff of Willoughby, Texas.

* [[spoiler:BoomHeadshot: How he dies.]]
* TheSheriff: Of Willoughby.
* [[spoiler:WeHardlyKnewYe: He's killed very early in the second season.]]

!!Jessica Andover
->'''Played By:''' Deborah Puette

* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide: To escape her husband.]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: She considers her life with Titus to be one; she's weak, bedridden, in pain and is just barely surviving because her husband forcefully gives her blood transfusions from innocent people.
* IllGirl: She's diabetic, which is a death sentence in the post-electricity world. Her husband finds ways to keep her alive, although she's not a fan of his methods.

!!John Franklin Fry
->'''Played By:''' Jim Beaver

!!Bonnie Webster
->'''Played By:''' Alanna Ubach

* DeadpanSnarker
* HotScoop
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[[folder:Other Recurring Characters]]
!!President Kelly Foster
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/foster_kelly_7194.jpg]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/LeslieHope

The President of the Georgia Federation.

* AmbiguouslyEvil: On one hand, she seems to run a nice and stable place in Georgia. On the other hand, there are implications that she wouldn't mind using a small nuclear bomb and anthrax to win against Monroe.
* GenreSavvy: In the first season finale, the minute she realizes that power has been restored worldwide is the minute she decides to break out every tank and plane Georgia has in an all-out assault on Philadelphia. Considering that the Monroe Republic wiped out half her troops with one drone strike, she clearly doesn't want to take any chances.
* GoodIsNotNice
* IronLady
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: They're women who are presidents of a single state/'federation'.

!!Emma Bennett
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/emmarev_5460.jpg]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/AnnieWersching

Miles' High School girlfriend and secret mother of Sebastian Monroe's son.

* FieryRedhead: She's one of the very few people who can stand up to Monroe without fear.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Miles did. And so did Monroe.
* HotMom: To Monroe's (as-yet-unseen) son.
* [[InnocentBlueEyes Innocent Blue-Green Eyes]]
* MoralityPet: For Monroe.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: She's important to both Miles and Monroe, but dies quickly.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Only one episode (credited for two), and she's dead.
* YourCheatingHeart: She had a relationship with Monroe while dating Miles.

!!Mia Clayton
->'''Played by:''' Alyssa Diaz, Aileen Davila

Nora Clayton's sister and a bounty hunter. She is revealed to be working for Strausser, so that she can lure Miles's team into a trap, as well as get Aaron's pendant. She is left to go back to Texas alone.

* BountyHunter: Her job, although we never really see her in action.
* PutOnABus: To Texas. With Nora dead, it doesn't seem likely she'll turn up again.
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!!Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Matheson
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/matheson_charlotte_367.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"For so long all I wanted was to get Danny back...and now I never will."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/TracySpiridakos, Morgan Hinkleman & Jade Pettyjohn

The eldest child of Ben and Rachel Matheson. She sets out to find her uncle and rescue her brother after the latter is taken captive by the Monroe Republic. She is caring and determined, but her idealism often leads to her clashing with others.

* ActionGirl: Starts out as a FauxActionGirl, but improves as the show progresses.
* ArcherArchetype: With a crossbow.

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!!Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Matheson
The Rebels]]
!!Nicholas
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/matheson_charlotte_367.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Nicholas_9534.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"For so long all I wanted was to get Danny back...and now I never will.[[caption-width-right:350:''"Christ forgives. I'm not Christ."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/TracySpiridakos, Morgan Hinkleman & Jade Pettyjohn

The eldest child
Creator/DerekWebster

A former priest, Nicholas is now one
of Ben and Rachel Matheson. She sets out to find her uncle and rescue her brother after the latter rebel leaders fighting against Monroe. He is taken captive by the Monroe Republic. She is caring and determined, but her idealism often leads to her clashing also good friends with others.

* ActionGirl: Starts out as a FauxActionGirl, but improves as the show progresses.
* ArcherArchetype: With a crossbow.
Nora Clayton.



** TookALevelInBadass: She becomes a badass throughout the series, standing strong to the likes of Strausser and Neville.
* BathtubScene: In, appropriately enough the episode "Sex and Drugs"
* BreakTheCutie: It starts with her [[spoiler:father dying suddenly, and Danny getting kidnapped. She spends a long time trying to find him, going betrayal and losing Maggie...only for Danny to die when she finds him.]]
* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The Old Lady Out]]: She calls out Rachel on her refusal to see things any way but hers.
* TheCaretaker: Of Danny, hence why she's so set on getting him back.
* TheConscience: You can almost see her dancing on Miles' shoulder, telling him to be a good boy.
* CultureBlind: Granted, she's been purposefully kept sheltered for most of her life and their settlement is supposedly out of the way... but how does someone spend 15 years growing up in [[AWorldHalfFull a post-Blackout world]] and ''still'' not fully grasp [[AppealToForce how things work]] there?
* EnemyMine: With [[spoiler: Monroe]] in Season 2
* TheHeart: She's usually in favour of taking the moral route, which puts her at odds with Miles and others.
* HopeBringer: Her actions lead to the slaves being freed in Episode 2, and LaResistance getting an advanced weapon. In another episode a ship full of conscripted recruits are freed because of her insistance on helping one of them.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Most of what she does in the hopes of finding Danny.
* IdiotHero: To the point of irritating Miles a ''lot'', though she is slowly getting better. This is lampshaded in season 2 when Miles acknowledges that he can't stop her from doing anything and instead pleads with her to "keep the stupid to the minimum".
* InformedAttribute: She's supposedly a hunter but we have yet to see her actually do any.
** In "Everyone Says 'I Love You'" she is able to track Aaron using his bootprints, making this the first time in the season and a half since the series premeired that Charlie has put her supposed top-level skill to use.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Her big blue eyes highlight her role as a naive newcomer to the savage world around her.
* MsFanservice: The BathtubScene in Season1,and a LingerieScene in Season2, as well as [[SheCleansUpNicely How she looks in a fancy dress]] confirm this.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In "Chained Heat", she persuades Miles not to kill a bounty hunter that has attacked the group. A few scenes later, said bounty hunter sics the Monroe militia on them.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Against [[spoiler:Monroe. She's now tracking him with the very real intention of killing him.]]
** [[spoiler:EnemyMine: Appears to be forming at least a temporary alliance with Monroe against the Patriot-employed bounty hunters hounding both of them in Season 2.]]
* SheCleansUpNicely: Also in the episode "Sex and Drugs".
* TookALevelInJerkass: As of recent episodes, seems to be heading down this road, contrast to Miles [[TookALevelInKindness taking levels in kindness.]]

!!Miles Matheson
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/matheson_miles_5407.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"It's irritating when a dumb kid tells you what to do, isn't it?"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/BillyBurke

->''"That uncle you knew when you were little? Not dead. I just, I can't be him right now."''

A former U.S. Marine Corps sergeant-turned-tavern owner, pursued by the Monroe Republic Militia. As Ben Matheson's brother, he is later revealed to be one of the founding fathers of the Monroe Republic, having established it with Sebastian Monroe after the collapse of the United States. He is also the former commanding general of it's militia, and is responsible for making them as brutally efficient as they are now. However, he later became disillusioned with the Republic, unsuccessfully attempted to assassinate Monroe; and deserted, becoming dependent on alcohol over guilt of the Republic's atrocities against civilians. The militia now considers Miles a traitor, and seeks to capture him as well as the rest of the Matheson family.

* ActuallyIAmHim: In the pilot.
* AntiHero: UnscrupulousHero post-blackout though he seems to hover closer to PragmaticHero especially after leaving the Monroe Republic, though he still sometimes gravitates to the former.
* TheAtoner: Miles did some pretty brutal stuff and was probably more brutal than Monroe at first. He did some very bad things while trying to keep the Monroe Republic going and blames himself for what Monroe and the Republic have become. He also blames himself for not being able to kill Monroe years ago and thus allowing Monroe's reign to continue. He is trying to atone for all of this by helping Charlie rescue Danny and later by leading the rebellion against Monroe.
* {{Badass}}: To a legendary degree, in-universe.
** BadassLongcoat
** PopculturedBadass
** RetiredBadass: At the beginning of the series.
* TheBartender: Originally, until Charlie came looking for him.
* BerserkButton: Don't call his brother a coward. Even if you're said brother's daughter.
* BigOlEyebrows
* TheButcher: In a flashback he is referred to as the Butcher of Baltimore.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: For many of the militia soldiers, including Baker and to an extent, Monroe.
* CombatPragmatist: He prefers to just kill his enemies, so they don't bother him later.
* DeadpanSnarker: He's very quick with a cynical quip.
** SeenItAll: Weary Traveller variety.
* TheDreaded: "I'm Miles Matheson, and yes, all the stories you've heard are true." Cue terrified EyeTake from a {{Mook}}.
* DualWielding: With swords.
* FourStarBadass: He used to be '''General''' Matheson.
* GenreSavvy
* HeroicNeutral
* IHaveYourWife: First to Ben, then to [[spoiler:Titus Andover.]]
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
** JerkassHasAPoint: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-Zagged]]. He often calls out Charlie for her attitude problems/questionable decisions. While these are generally accurate assessments from a viewer standpoint, no one in-story seems to agree with them.
* MeaningfulName: 'Miles' is Latin for 'soldier'.
* TheMentor: Was one to Jeremy Baker.
* OnlySaneMan: Listen to any conversation where the group is discussing what to do next and you'll find that he's probably the one making the most sense. Now, if only [[IdiotHero Charlie]] would just listen to him.
* PapaWolf: If you ever physically threaten, attack, or hurt his niece, expect to get shot, stabbed, or just plain knocked out for your trouble.
* SemperFi: He was a Marine before the Blackout.
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* ThatManIsDead: Says this in one episode in reference to his pre-catastrophe nicer self. Then at the end of the episode admits that he isn't dead, he just can't be him under the present circumstances.
* TokenEvilTeammate: While not evil per se but he certainly is a {{Jerkass}} and an AntiHero.

!!Rachel Matheson
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/matheson_rachel_5173.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Well, I haven't really kept in touch. I've been out of the loop for some reason."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/ElizabethMitchell

The Matheson family matriarch presumed dead by her husband and children. She's actually been held captive by General Monroe for many years, who hopes she'll eventually break and tell him why the lights went out. When Charlie rescues Danny, Rachel is found and finally freed.

* ActorAllusion: Elizabeth Mitchell and Zeljko Ivanek were married in Lost, and when they meet for the first time in the show, Horn asks if she remembers him.
* ApologeticAttacker: When she stabs Jaffe to save herself and Danny from being killed.
-->'''Rachel''': I'm sorry.
* {{Badass}}: In the present day, she's withstanding torture and being snarky with the BigBad.
** TookALevelInBadass: At the start of the blackout, when she [[spoiler:shoots a man who tries to steal food and threatens Charlie]]. Later on, she [[spoiler:murders Jaffe to save her own skin]]. In the midseason finale, she [[spoiler:stabs Strausser through the heart!]]

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** TookALevelInBadass: She becomes a badass throughout the series, standing strong to the likes of Strausser and Neville.
BadassPreacher
* BathtubScene: In, appropriately enough the episode "Sex and Drugs"
BaldBlackLeaderGuy
* BreakTheCutie: It starts with her [[spoiler:father dying suddenly, and Danny getting kidnapped. She spends a long time trying to find him, going betrayal and losing Maggie...only for Danny to die when she finds him.]]
* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The Old Lady Out]]: She calls out Rachel on her refusal to see things any way but hers.
* TheCaretaker: Of Danny, hence why she's so set on getting him back.
* TheConscience: You can almost see her dancing on Miles' shoulder, telling him to be a good boy.
* CultureBlind: Granted, she's been purposefully kept sheltered for most of her life and their settlement is supposedly out of the way... but how does someone spend 15 years growing up in [[AWorldHalfFull a post-Blackout world]] and ''still'' not fully grasp [[AppealToForce how things work]] there?
* EnemyMine: With [[spoiler: Monroe]] in Season 2
* TheHeart: She's usually in favour of taking the moral route, which puts her at odds with Miles and others.
* HopeBringer: Her actions lead to the slaves being freed in Episode 2, and LaResistance getting an advanced weapon. In another episode a ship full of conscripted recruits are freed because of her insistance on helping one of them.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Most of what she does in the hopes of finding Danny.
* IdiotHero: To the point of irritating Miles a ''lot'', though she is slowly getting better. This is lampshaded in season 2 when Miles acknowledges that he can't stop her from doing anything and instead pleads with her to "keep the stupid to the minimum".
* InformedAttribute: She's supposedly a hunter but we have yet to see her actually do any.
** In "Everyone Says 'I Love You'" she is able to track Aaron using his bootprints, making this the first time in the season and a half since the series premeired that Charlie has put her supposed top-level skill to use.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Her big blue eyes highlight her role as a naive newcomer to the savage world around her.
* MsFanservice: The BathtubScene in Season1,and a LingerieScene in Season2, as well as [[SheCleansUpNicely How she looks in a fancy dress]] confirm this.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In "Chained Heat", she persuades Miles not to kill a bounty hunter that has attacked the group. A few scenes later, said bounty hunter sics the Monroe militia on them.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Against [[spoiler:Monroe. She's now tracking him with the very real intention of killing him.]]
** [[spoiler:EnemyMine: Appears to be forming at least a temporary alliance with Monroe against the Patriot-employed bounty hunters hounding both of them in Season 2.]]
* SheCleansUpNicely: Also in the episode "Sex and Drugs".
* TookALevelInJerkass: As of recent episodes, seems to be heading down this road, contrast to Miles [[TookALevelInKindness taking levels in kindness.]]

!!Miles Matheson
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/matheson_miles_5407.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"It's irritating when a dumb kid tells you what to do, isn't it?"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/BillyBurke

->''"That uncle you knew when you were little? Not dead. I just, I can't be him right now."''

A former U.S. Marine Corps sergeant-turned-tavern owner, pursued by the Monroe Republic Militia. As Ben Matheson's brother, he is later revealed to be one of the founding fathers of the Monroe Republic, having established it with Sebastian Monroe after the collapse of the United States. He is also the former commanding general of it's militia, and is responsible for making them as brutally efficient as they are now. However, he later became disillusioned with the Republic, unsuccessfully attempted to assassinate Monroe; and deserted, becoming dependent on alcohol over guilt of the Republic's atrocities against civilians. The militia now considers Miles a traitor, and seeks to capture him as well as the rest of the Matheson family.

* ActuallyIAmHim: In the pilot.
* AntiHero: UnscrupulousHero post-blackout though he seems to hover closer to PragmaticHero especially after leaving the Monroe Republic, though he still sometimes gravitates to the former.
* TheAtoner: Miles did some pretty brutal stuff and was probably more brutal than Monroe at first. He did some very bad things while trying to keep the Monroe Republic going and blames himself for what Monroe and the Republic have become. He also blames himself for not being able to kill Monroe years ago and thus allowing Monroe's reign to continue. He is trying to atone for all of this by helping Charlie rescue Danny and later by leading the rebellion against Monroe.
* {{Badass}}: To a legendary degree, in-universe.
** BadassLongcoat
** PopculturedBadass
** RetiredBadass: At the beginning of the series.
* TheBartender: Originally, until Charlie came looking for him.
* BerserkButton: Don't call his brother a coward. Even if you're said brother's daughter.
* BigOlEyebrows
* TheButcher: In a flashback he is referred to as the Butcher of Baltimore.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: For many of the militia soldiers, including Baker and to an extent, Monroe.
* CombatPragmatist: He prefers to just kill his enemies, so they don't bother him later.
* DeadpanSnarker: He's very quick with a cynical quip.
** SeenItAll: Weary Traveller variety.
* TheDreaded: "I'm Miles Matheson, and yes, all the stories you've heard are true." Cue terrified EyeTake from a {{Mook}}.
* DualWielding: With swords.
* FourStarBadass: He used to be '''General''' Matheson.
* GenreSavvy
* HeroicNeutral
* IHaveYourWife: First to Ben, then to [[spoiler:Titus Andover.]]
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
** JerkassHasAPoint: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-Zagged]]. He often calls out Charlie for her attitude problems/questionable decisions. While these are generally accurate assessments from a viewer standpoint, no one in-story seems to agree with them.
* MeaningfulName: 'Miles' is Latin for 'soldier'.
* TheMentor: Was one to Jeremy Baker.
* OnlySaneMan: Listen to any conversation where the group is discussing what to do next and you'll find that he's probably the one making the most sense. Now, if only [[IdiotHero Charlie]] would just listen to him.
* PapaWolf: If you ever physically threaten, attack, or hurt his niece, expect to get shot, stabbed, or just plain knocked out for your trouble.
* SemperFi: He was a Marine before the Blackout.
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* ThatManIsDead: Says this in one episode in reference to his pre-catastrophe nicer self. Then at the end of the episode admits that he isn't dead, he just can't be him under the present circumstances.
* TokenEvilTeammate: While not evil per se but he certainly is a {{Jerkass}} and an AntiHero.

!!Rachel Matheson
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/matheson_rachel_5173.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Well, I haven't really kept in touch. I've been out of the loop for some reason."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/ElizabethMitchell

The Matheson family matriarch presumed dead by her husband and children. She's actually been held captive by General Monroe for many years, who hopes she'll eventually break and tell him why the lights went out. When Charlie rescues Danny, Rachel is found and finally freed.

* ActorAllusion: Elizabeth Mitchell and Zeljko Ivanek were married in Lost, and when they meet for the first time in the show, Horn asks if she remembers him.
* ApologeticAttacker: When she stabs Jaffe to save herself and Danny from being killed.
-->'''Rachel''': I'm sorry.
* {{Badass}}: In the present day, she's withstanding torture and being snarky with the BigBad.
** TookALevelInBadass: At the start of the blackout, when she [[spoiler:shoots a man who tries to steal food and threatens Charlie]]. Later on, she [[spoiler:murders Jaffe to save her own skin]]. In the midseason finale, she [[spoiler:stabs Strausser through the heart!]]
BaldOfAwesome



* BrokenBird
* CombatPragmatist: You don't want to leave ''anything'' within her reach that might be usable as a weapon.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DealWithTheDevil: She bargains with Flynn. [[spoiler:And finds out she's getting into one with Bass as he starts to deduce that she's been purposely stalling him.]]
* {{Determinator}}: After [[spoiler: Danny dies]], she sets out to turn the power back on and kill Monroe, ''no matter what'', and God help you if you get in her way.
* GoodIsNotNice: She points out to Aaron she is ''not'' turning the power back on to help people. She's doing it so the other republics will kill Monroe.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: After failing to prevent the nuking of Philadelphia and Atlanta]]
* HotMom: Played by the very attractive ElizabethMitchell, and her beauty is commented on by Strausser and Jim Hudson.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Both for her own survival and Danny's. See YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness for a prime example.
* LegallyDead: And in Monroe's custody.
* MamaBear: Seems more willing to kill than Ben from an earlier time post-Blackout.
* MissingMom: To Charlie and Danny.
* TheLostLenore: For Ben. And Miles.
* [[HeWhoFightsMonsters She Who Fights Monsters]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Defied. When Jaffe proves more useful and more cooperative than her, Monroe decides to use him instead, and have Rachel and Danny killed. She responds by killing Jaffe.
-->'''Rachel:''' Now you need me.
* [[spoiler:YourCheatingHeart: Carried on an affair with Miles while married to his brother.]]

!!Maj. [[note]]formerly Captain[[/note]] Thomas 'Tom' Neville
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/neville_thomas_2533.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Well, sir, trade secret. I do have a few cards up my sleeve."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/GiancarloEsposito

->''"Me? I was an insurance adjuster. Most of my job was figuring out whether the things people said lined up with the truth. Lucky for me it's a skill that never goes out of style."''

A high-ranking and feared member of the Monroe Republic, he is tasked with bringing Ben Matheson to General Monroe. When his mission goes awry, he settles for Danny instead, hoping to appease Monroe and continue climbing the ranks. He is revealed to be [[spoiler:the father of Jason, with whom he has a strained relationship.]] He has since [[spoiler:had to defect to the Georgia Federation, but has been granted a similar rank to what he had in the Monroe Republic.]]

* AffablyEvil

to:

* BrokenBird
{{Hypocrite}}
* CombatPragmatist: You don't want to leave ''anything'' within her reach that might be usable as a weapon.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DealWithTheDevil: She bargains with Flynn. [[spoiler:And finds out she's getting into one with Bass as he starts to deduce that she's been purposely stalling him.]]
* {{Determinator}}: After [[spoiler: Danny dies]], she sets out to turn the power back on and kill Monroe, ''no matter what'', and God help you if you get
ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: By Neville in her way.
episode 13.
* GoodIsNotNice: She points out to Aaron she is ''not'' turning the power back on to help people. She's doing it so the other republics will kill Monroe.
LaResistance
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: After failing to prevent the nuking of Philadelphia and Atlanta]]
* HotMom: Played by the very attractive ElizabethMitchell, and her beauty is commented on by Strausser and Jim Hudson.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Both for her own survival and Danny's. See YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness for a prime example.
* LegallyDead: And in Monroe's custody.
* MamaBear: Seems more willing to kill than Ben from an earlier time post-Blackout.
* MissingMom: To Charlie and Danny.
* TheLostLenore: For Ben. And Miles.
* [[HeWhoFightsMonsters She Who Fights Monsters]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Defied. When Jaffe proves more useful and more cooperative than her, Monroe decides to use him instead, and have Rachel and Danny killed. She responds by killing Jaffe.
-->'''Rachel:''' Now you need me.
* [[spoiler:YourCheatingHeart: Carried on an affair with Miles while married to his brother.]]

!!Maj. [[note]]formerly Captain[[/note]] Thomas 'Tom' Neville
RebelLeader

!!James 'Jim' Hudson
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/neville_thomas_2533.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hudson_James_2333.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Well, sir, trade secret. I do have a few cards up my sleeve."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/GiancarloEsposito

->''"Me? I was an insurance adjuster. Most of my job was figuring out whether the things people said lined up with the truth. Lucky for me it's a skill that never goes out of style."''

Creator/MalikYoba

A high-ranking and feared former member of the Monroe Republic, he is tasked with bringing Ben Matheson Militia who helped Miles in his attempt to General assassinate Monroe. When He joins the rebels after his mission goes awry, he settles for Danny instead, hoping to appease Monroe and continue climbing the ranks. He past is revealed to be [[spoiler:the father of Jason, with whom he has a strained relationship.]] He has since [[spoiler:had to defect to the Georgia Federation, but has been granted a similar rank to what he had in the Monroe Republic.]]

his new wife.

* AffablyEvilTheAtoner



** BadassLongcoat
* BecauseImGoodAtIt: Implied to be the reason why he was personally assigned by Monroe to find the Matheson brothers.
* BreakTheCutie: "Soul Train" reveals Neville's origins as a kindly, mild-mannered family man who would go the extra mile for one of his clients. Then the blackout happens...
* BreakTheHaughty: The events of the season one finale bring him to the height of power and then his ambition is quashed when [[spoiler: Philadelphia and Atlanta are nuked and his wife is presumed dead]]. When season 2 starts, he is a shell of a man.
* CoolShades
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon: To Monroe.
** [[spoiler:Not anymore as of "The Song Remains the Same".]]
** [[spoiler:DragonAscendant: He's beginning to oust Monroe from his position.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He adores his wife and son.
* EvilIsHammy: At times. The ability to engage in HamToHamCombat appears to be a prerequisite for any leadership position in the Monroe Republic.
* AFatherToHisMen: Is very kind to one of his dying men, offering to give him a MercyKill and then giving him a solemn funeral.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: He was fired from his job on the day of blackout. While that wasn't the only thing that set him off, it was just the first spark.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He takes care of and defends Jason who has [[spoiler: been injured, remarking that he draws the line at leaving his only son to die helpless and alone.]]
** [[spoiler: when the representative of the US Government in Exile public claims to have 'incontrovertible proof' that the Monroe Republic and Georgia nuked each other, Neville is stirred from his despondency and appears to have found a new purpose in life in subverting the new government. He may yet pull off a full HeelFaceTurn as a result.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: His justification for his actions concerning the Matheson family.
* [[spoiler:IHaveNoSon: His response after Jason refuses to cooperate in calling in the airstrike on the rebel headquarters.]]
* LivingLieDetector
* NiceGuy: Believe or not, he was this before the blackout. Sadly, 6 weeks afterwards, BewareTheNiceOnes kicked in when he had to make an AssholeVictim out of his neighbour, and he dropped this trope.
* NobleDemon
* PapaWolf: He takes out at least ''four'' soldiers who had the drop on him and comes away with nothing more than a wound to the shoulder. The reason? He was defending his badly-injured son.
* [[PetTheDog Pet The Horse]]
* PunchClockVillain
* ReligiousBruiser
** KnightTemplar: Played with; Neville is very religious (possibly to the point of being TheFundamentalist) and sees his work for the Monroe Republic as part of a holy mission. Only his penchant for PragmaticVillainy keeps him from landing completely in this trope.
* SharpDressedMan: When he meets with Kelly Foster.

to:

** BadassLongcoat
BadassBookworm
* BecauseImGoodAtIt: Implied to be the DefectorFromDecadence: The reason why he was personally assigned by and Miles left the Monroe to find the Matheson brothers.
Republic.
* BreakTheCutie: "Soul Train" reveals Neville's origins as FaceHeelTurn:And a kindly, mild-mannered family man who would go the extra mile for one quick death after he's found out, courtesy of his clients. Then the blackout happens...
Jason.
* BreakTheHaughty: ForcedIntoEvil: The events of the season one finale bring him to the height of power and then his ambition is quashed when [[spoiler: Philadelphia and Atlanta are nuked and Monroe Republic finds his wife is presumed dead]]. When season 2 starts, he is and threatens her.
* GeniusBruiser: Runs the library in Culpepper when he's first encountered and apparently established the settlement. Miles considers Jim his superior in planning ability.
* ScaryBlackMan
* TheStrategist: According to Miles.

!!Wayne Ramsey
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ramsey_wayne_4805.jpg]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/PatrickStEsprit

A rebel leader and superior to Nicholas.

* MauveShirt: He recurred for
a shell little before getting killed off.
* LaResistance: A member, and leader,
of a man.
* CoolShades
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon: To
the Rebels fighting Monroe.
** [[spoiler:Not anymore as of "The Song Remains the Same".]]
** [[spoiler:DragonAscendant:
* RebelLeader: He's beginning the superior to oust Nicholas, who's already a high-ranking member.
* SlashedThroat: At Jim's hands.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He doesn't get much characterization before Jim Hudson slits his throat.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Patriots]]
!!Randall Flynn
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/flynn_randall_5991.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Lighten up."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/ColmFeore

->''"I just want us to be friends."''

The Assistant Secretary of the Department of Defense, he was the employer of Ben Matheson and his team. Since the blackout, he has kidnapped Grace Beaumont for an unknown purpose. He also has one of the pendants.

* BaldOfEvil
* BigBad: Of the first season.
** BigBadDuumvirate: With
Monroe from for a short while.
* TheChessmaster
* DealWithTheDevil: He's the devil in
his position.]]
bargin with Rachel.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: After setting him up as a real threat, giving him history with the characters, a somewhat sympathetic backstory and motives, he just...kills himself.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He adores had a son who died in Afghanistan.
* {{Expy}}: Coming across as one for [[Literature/TheStand Randall Flagg]]. Note the similar names.
* TheFaceless: In
his wife and son.
* EvilIsHammy: At times. The ability to engage in HamToHamCombat appears to be a prerequisite for any leadership position in the Monroe Republic.
* AFatherToHisMen: Is very kind to one of his dying men, offering to give him a MercyKill and then giving him a solemn funeral.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: He was fired from his job on the day of blackout. While that wasn't the only thing that set him off, it was just the
first spark.
appearance.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He takes care of and defends Jason who has [[spoiler: been injured, remarking that he draws the line at leaving FauxAffablyEvil
* MaddenIntoMisanthropy: Didn't take
his only son to die helpless and alone.]]
** [[spoiler: when the representative of the US Government
sons death in Exile public claims to have 'incontrovertible proof' that the Monroe Republic and Georgia nuked each other, Neville is stirred from his despondency and appears to have found a new purpose in life in subverting the new government. He may yet pull off a full HeelFaceTurn as a result.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: His justification for his actions concerning the Matheson family.
* [[spoiler:IHaveNoSon: His response after Jason refuses to cooperate in calling in the airstrike on the rebel headquarters.]]
* LivingLieDetector
* NiceGuy: Believe or not, he was this before the blackout. Sadly, 6 weeks afterwards, BewareTheNiceOnes kicked in when he had to make an AssholeVictim out of his neighbour, and he dropped this trope.
* NobleDemon
* PapaWolf: He takes out at least ''four'' soldiers who had the drop on him and comes away with nothing more than a wound to the shoulder. The reason? He was defending his badly-injured son.
* [[PetTheDog Pet The Horse]]
* PunchClockVillain
* ReligiousBruiser
** KnightTemplar: Played with; Neville is very religious (possibly to the point of being TheFundamentalist) and sees his work for the Monroe Republic as part of a holy mission. Only his penchant for PragmaticVillainy keeps him from landing completely in this trope.
Afghanistan too well.
* SharpDressedMan: When he meets with Kelly Foster.Before the blackout.



* SocialClimber
* [[spoiler:TheStarscream: As of "Children of Men", he apparently has designs on supplanting Monroe as leader of the Monroe Republic.]]
* StartOfDarkness: Actually occurred a few hours before the blackout, when Tom's BadBoss terminated him for actually trying to help one of his clients.
* TokenEvilTeammate
* TookALevelInJerkass
* [[TrashTalk Trash Talker]]: Especially in the second half of the first season.
* WildCard: His only real loyalty is to his family.

!!Aaron Pittman
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pittman_aaron_8288.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"80 million dollars in the bank and I would trade it all, right now, for a roll of Charmin."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/ZakOrth

->''"And the punchline was the Blackout. When the world went back to being one giant schoolyard, and the [[TheBully Billy Underwood]]’s are in charge and I am weak and afraid."''

Formerly a rich executive at Google, Aaron is a teacher in a small post-blackout village and friend of Ben Matheson. When Ben entrusts him with certain knowledge, Aaron sets out with Charlie and Maggie to rescue Danny.

* CowardlyLion

to:

* SocialClimber
* [[spoiler:TheStarscream: As
SlasherSmile: A specialty of "Children of Men", he apparently has designs on supplanting Monroe as leader of Colm Feore.
* SuicideMission: Deliberately done. His mission was to get
the Monroe Republic.]]
* StartOfDarkness: Actually occurred a few hours before
power back on and nuke the blackout, two most militarily troublesome successor governments to the USA. He seems to have carried his WellIntentionedExtremist attitude to the logical end, and shot himself when Tom's BadBoss terminated him for actually trying it was clear Miles and Rachel could not possibly stop the nukes in time.
* TragicKeepsake: His son's dog tags.
* VillainTeamUp: With Monroe.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Wants
to help one of his clients.
* TokenEvilTeammate
* TookALevelInJerkass
* [[TrashTalk Trash Talker]]: Especially
build a "better world" because he thought mankind abused power in the second half of the first season.
* WildCard: His only real loyalty is to his family.

!!Aaron Pittman
last one.

!!Secretary Justine Allenford
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pittman_aaron_8288.org/pmwiki/pub/images/allenford_justine_8620.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"80 million dollars ->'''Played By:''' Nicole Ari Parker

* EveryoneHasStandards: She's utterly disgusted by [[spoiler:the re-education camps.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: Assuming she's telling Neville the truth about the re-education camps, and isn't setting him up.]]
* MouthOfSauron: For the Patriots. [[spoiler:But not anymore.]]
* TheStoic: She remains calm and collected.
** NotSoStoic: Until a real crisis breaks out, and she seems especially lost now that [[spoiler:she's left the Patriots.]]
* [[spoiler:StuffedIntoTheFridge: She's killed suddenly by her own husband, so that he can have a storyline. This despite being set up as a pretty interesting character and even some ShipTease with Neville.]]
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!!Edward 'Ed' Truman
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/truman_edward_1152.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Steven Culp

* FauxAffablyEvil: Truman is all smiles at first, but he's a cold-blooded killer.
* MouthOfSauron: For the Patriots, especially since [[spoiler:Justine has switched sides and...died.]]
* SmugSnake: He's extremely pleased with himself whenever something goes his way.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With Dr Horn, whom he dislikes. Horn wants to execute anyone in his way to find Aaron, but Truman has put some effort into crafting a good public image and doesn't want it ruined so suddenly.
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!!Garrett
->'''Played By:''' Jason Douglas

* TheBrute
* {{Jerkass}}
* KnightTemplar
* UndyingLoyalty

!!Dr. Calvin Horn
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/horn_calvin_3873.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/ZeljkoIvanek

A member of The Patriots. In a conversation with Rachel, he described himself as the President's Chief Science Adviser.

* AbusiveParents: His father was a religious fanatic who blamed him for his mother's death.
* ActorAllusion: Elizabeth Mitchell and Zeljko Ivanek were married in Lost, and when they meet for the first time
in the bank show, Horn asks if she remembers him.
* BaldOfEvil
* [[spoiler:[[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu Burned Alive Punching Out Cthulhu]]: The nanites incinerate him on Aaron's request after Horn shoots
and I would trade it all, right now, kills Cynthia.]]
* BullyingTheDragon: [[spoiler:Yes, hold the girlfriend of the guy who can set people on fire hostage and try medical experiments on him--that's sure to work out ''[[SarcasmMode just fine!!!]]'']]
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: He was devastated by the death of his mother when he was a teenager.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Horn actually can be polite,
for about ten seconds before he loses his patience.
* [[spoiler:FunctionalAddict: He's seen injecting himself with an unknown substance.]]
* HollywoodAtheist: He was raised by
a roll of Charmin."'']]
strictly religious father who refused medicine for Calvin's dying mother. Since then, he's dismissed religion as a fairytale.
* {{Jerkass}}
* MadScientist
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate
* [[spoiler:SecretlyDying: He has a very advanced brain tumor that's killing him.]]
* SmugSnake
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With Ed Truman. Horn wants to execute anyone in his way to find Aaron, but Truman has put some effort into crafting a good public image and doesn't want it ruined so suddenly.
* TortureTechnician
* WaistcoatOfStyle

!!Mr. Austin
->'''Played by:''' Creator/ZakOrth

->''"And
Creator/JamesShanklin

A former associate of Randall Flynn back in his Department of Defense days, he is given
the punchline was job of guarding Grace Beaumont and making sure she does what she's supposed to do.

* TheBrute: For Randall.
* LudicrousGibs: The elevator is splattered with his blood and guts.
* TooDumbToLive: Blatantly disregarding Randall's orders and getting himself killed.

!!Roger Allenford
->'''Played By:''' David Aaron Baker

!!Lt. Vincent Cooke
->'''Played By:''' Damon Carney

* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim: He's a repulsive jerk, so it's hard to shed a tear when Neville kills him.]]
* FunctionalAddict: Cooke is a junkie, but not even Neville could tell until he saw track marks on his arm.
* {{Jerkass}}: He makes it very clear that he hates Neville, and even tells him to h
* ProperlyParanoid: Cooke doesn't trust Tom Neville, and makes no secret of it. He's absolutely right to distrust him.
* SmugSnake
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Texas]]
!!General Carver
->'''Played By:''' Anthony Ruivivar

The Commander-in-Chief of Texas.

* NiceHat: A big cowboy hat.

!!Cynthia
->'''Played By:''' Jessica Collins

The schoolteacher in Willoughby, and Aaron's girlfriend.

* DomesticAbuse: Figures heavily into her backstory. [[spoiler:Aaron [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome takes care of
the Blackout. When problem for her.]]]]
* HotTeacher: She's
the world went headmistress of the school in Willoughby.
* [[spoiler:StuffedIntoTheFridge: She's killed by Horn, and stays dead because...well, why? The nanites brought Aaron
back to life, but they only turn up after her death to kill Horn.]]
* TokenRomance: Other than [[spoiler:setting the stage for the manifestation of Aaron's powers--and even then, not consciously by him]] the relationship between Cynthia and Aaron really doesn't connect to the larger plot. She mainly exists to be used as bait by the Patriots, but Aaron
being one giant schoolyard, and the [[TheBully Billy Underwood]]’s are type of guy he is wouldn't let ''anyone'' come to harm on his account, relationship or not.
* [[spoiler:WeHardlyKnewYe: Despite being a major character for half a season, doesn't get much
in charge and I am weak and afraid."''

Formerly a rich executive at Google,
the way of development.]]

!!Priscilla Pittman
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pittman_priscilla_7585.jpg]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/MaureenSebastian

Aaron Pittman's wife, whom he abandoned after the blackout.

* BewareTheNiceOnes: She's a sweet lady, but she killed a man and dodged a bounty hunter with some degrees of success.
* ButNowIMustGo: In her second appearance, she goes back to Texas.
* MamaBear: To her daughter; she killed a man who tried to hurt her.
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: Priscilla
is a teacher pretty pleasant person all-round.
* PutOnABus: Aaron abandoned her when it became clear that his general uselessness would get her killed.
** TheBusCameBack: Aaron encounters Priscilla again
in a small post-blackout village the Plains Nation and friend is instrumental in saving her from a bounty hunter attempting to return her to the Monroe Republic, allowing as much reconciliation between Aaron and Priscilla as is realistically possible under the circumstances.
* UglyGuyHotWife: How Aaron saw their relationship.

!!Titus Andover
->'''Played By:''' Matt Ross

A psychotic, former school headmaster and leader
of Ben Matheson. When Ben entrusts the Andover Clan attacking Willoughby, Texas.

* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He has a wife that he loves to a horrific degree.
* EvilTeacher: Former headmaster of a boarding school, now a ruthless bandit. Apparently, his students became members of his gang.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He offers his guests tea and seems genial enough, but he's quick to drop the veneer and reveal himself as a depraved sociopath.
* AFatherToHisMen: Refers to those under his employ as 'my kids'. It's a habit he's retained from his days as headmaster of a boy's school.
* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard: Miles manages to stab
him with certain knowledge, Aaron sets out his own knife...while he's holding it.]]
* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: With his own knife, no less.]]
* PaedoHunt: He himself implied that he was keeping child porn on his computer before blackout hit.
* {{Yandere}}: His wife [[spoiler:kills herself to get away from him.]]

!!Kenneth 'Ken' Dawson
->'''Played By:''' Richard T. Jones

The butcher in Willoughby, Texas.

* [[spoiler:TheMole: For the Patriots.]]

!!Sheriff Mason Gray
->'''Played By:''' Adam Beach

The town sheriff of Willoughby, Texas.

* [[spoiler:BoomHeadshot: How he dies.]]
* TheSheriff: Of Willoughby.
* [[spoiler:WeHardlyKnewYe: He's killed very early in the second season.]]

!!Jessica Andover
->'''Played By:''' Deborah Puette

* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide: To escape her husband.]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: She considers her life
with Charlie Titus to be one; she's weak, bedridden, in pain and Maggie is just barely surviving because her husband forcefully gives her blood transfusions from innocent people.
* IllGirl: She's diabetic, which is a death sentence in the post-electricity world. Her husband finds ways
to rescue Danny.

* CowardlyLion
keep her alive, although she's not a fan of his methods.

!!John Franklin Fry
->'''Played By:''' Jim Beaver

!!Bonnie Webster
->'''Played By:''' Alanna Ubach



* HeroicSacrifice: He is fully prepared to make one to save Nora in "Sex and Drugs", but he doesn't die. See PocketProtector below.
** He makes one to protect his wife in a flashback from the same episode.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: [[spoiler: In Season 2 after he starts getting powers from the nanites]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Why he leaves his wife. He feels she'll be better off without him.
* InformedJudaism: Refers to himself as 'an agnostic Jew from Minnesota' but other than that we see no other indicators of Jewish heritage. Justified in that the plot to this point has afforded few opportunities to delve into this aspect of Aaron's life, and that he placed the emphasis on ''agnostic''.
* TheLostLenore: His wife.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal, then averted at the last possible moment.]]
* NonActionGuy: [[spoiler: Until he TookALevelInBadass]]
* NotWithThemForTheMoney: His wife stayed with him after the Blackout, even though he was next to useless in this new world.
* OnlySaneMan: Attempts to talk Charlie out of cooperating with Drexel.
* PluckyComicRelief
* [[spoiler: PocketProtector]]: [[spoiler: He pulls this with an alcohol canister in "Sex and Drugs", after the villain of the episode forces him to duel with Nora.]]
* RichesToRags
* SicklyNeuroticGeek
* TheSmartGuy: [[spoiler: Especially now that Maggie is dead.]]
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Remarkably undamaged after fifteen years, too. In the "Sex and Drugs" flashbacks he is mostly without them so it's possible he got another pair later perhaps after he met Ben.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: He shoots Drexel in the chest after he forces him to duel with Nora.]]
** In the subsequent episode, he effortlessly takes out two militia soldiers by whacking them with a pipe.
** [[spoiler: In the midseason finale, ''finally'' succeeds in using a flint and steel to set a fire, using it to light a fuse for a bomb to breach a fortified compound, allowing the rest of the group to escape.]]
** In season 2 [[spoiler: he seems to gain the ability to interact with the nanites and can unconsciously order them to set people on fire]].
* UglyGuyHotWife: He's overweight and his beard looks like a wild bush, but his wife was very slender and attractive. So is his second one.
!!Gen. Sebastian 'Bass' Monroe
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/monroe_sebastian_6826.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"By the time we're done here, North America's ours."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/DavidLyons

An old friend of Miles and the current leader of the Monroe Republic. He's grown steadily insane over the years, and is determined to bring back the power and keep it for himself.

* {{Badass}}
** FourStarBadass
* BadBoss
* BeardOfEvil: In season 2.
* BeingEvilSucks
* BigBad
* CreepyMonotone
* CryForTheDevil: It's not hard to sympathize with the backstory of someone who lost his entire family, clung to his best friend because he was the only person he had left in the world, got betrayed by him, and then clung to the hope of reuniting with him so that things could go back to the way they were. When Miles tells him they are not family and he means nothing to him, the anguish on Monroe's face is heartrending.
** It gets even worse when we discover he began his StartOfDarkness began [[spoiler: shortly after both his wife and unborn child died, due to complications during the birth. The look on his face as he stumbles out of the tent they were in, with there blood on his hands, before breaking down to tears before Miles, is heart breaking to say the least.]]
* DrowningMySorrows: At the graves of his family.
* DualWielding: With his swords.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: His blue eyes tend to dim and become hooded when he's more upset than usual.
* EnemyMine: With [[spoiler: Charlie]] in Season 2
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Miles used to, and still does fulfill this role, to an extent. Emma as well.
* [[spoiler: EvenEvilHasStandards: In a BigDamnHeroes moment for the ''villain'', comes out of nowhere to rescue Charlie from a bar full of thugs in North Texas who have drugged her with the intent of gang-raping her, then nurses her back to health. This despite the fact that Charlie means to ''kill'' him at the first opportunity she gets.]]
* EvilOverlord: Of the Monroe Republic and Militia.
* EvilFormerFriend: Was once a friend of Miles, he now wants to hunt down Miles and Ben to find answers to the cause of the blackout.
* FakeAmerican: David Lyons is a native Australian.
* FallenHero: He used to be more moral than Miles.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* FromNobodyToNightmare: He was, at one point, a 'womanizing drunk'.
-->'''Rachel:''' I liked you better back then.
-->'''Bass:''' Yeah...I think maybe I did too.
* FrozenFace: In the present, as the General, his expression rarely changes, creating an eerie, dull-eyed murderous mask. Flashbacks show he wasn't always this way.
* GenreSavvy. In the second half of season 1 he tells Neville to kill Miles if he gets the chance knowing that having him brought in alive is a fools errand.
* JokerImmunity: Miles has had ''at least'' three opportunities to kill Monroe (two of which we've seen onscreen) and [[spoiler: Neville actually had him disarmed, handcuffed, and in custody in the season one finale--only to be rescued by Miles. In the second season Monroe survives a ''court-ordered lethal injection'' when Rachel pumps him full of barbituates to simulate death]]. Somehow the plot keeps coming up with reasons to keep Bass Monroe in the game.
* [[spoiler: PragmaticVillainy: When an official from Texas is demanding proof that the Patriots do not intend to keep their end of a bargain, Bass kills the official, hoping to set up the Partiots and force Texas into a war with them.]]
* PoisonousFriend: The Monroe Republic was based on Miles's ideas of how to survive post-Blackout. Monroe ended up adopting that vision as his own and when Miles was not willing to amp the brutality even further, Monroe took that extra step on his own. A lot of Monroe's anger at Miles stems from the fact that Miles did not appreciate his friend's 'help'.
** This pops up again in season 2 when [[spoiler: Monroe kills a Texan official in order to start a war between Texas and the Patriots]] since he sees it as a necessary action that Miles would be unwilling to take.
* [[spoiler: RetiredCompleteMonster: at the beginning of Season 2]]
* SanitySlippage: While he seems to have it together for the early episodes, after Miles declares they are no longer family, the cracks really begin to show. It comes to a head when he executes [[spoiler: Jeremy, one of the oldest (and only) friends he had left.]]
* SemperFi: He was a Marine sergeant before the Blackout.
* SlasherSmile
* SoftSpokenSadist
* SurvivorGuilt: After his [[spoiler: family is wiped out by a drunk driver.]]
* StartOfDarkness: Three years after the Blackout, the group of survivors led by Miles was running out of food. Miles suggested that they raid a neighboring camp and take what they need but Monroe vehemently refused. Then [[spoiler: Monroe's wife and child died during childbirth and Monroe reached a DespairEventHorizon.]] He led the raid on the other camp and left no survivors.
* TokenEvilTeammate: In Season 2
* UnstoppableRage: When [[spoiler: Emma is killed]]
* VillainousBreakdown: Gets one in "Kashmir" when he learns [[spoiler:that the "amplifier" Rachel was making is really a TimeBomb to make an assassination attempt against him]]. This marks the first time that he screams at someone on screen.
** When Miles confronts him, and basically disowns ever being "family" to him, his debatable grip on sanity seems to snap for good.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler: With Miles, before Miles tried to assassinate him for JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: the precipitating incident is when Bass orders the rebel executed for bombing the cafe he was at, ''and'' orders that the rebel's family be taken and executed as well, just for being related to him.]]
* WhenHeSmiles: He may be a villain and rarely change expression, but as flashbacks and Miles' hallucination show, he can look absolutely radiant when he dares to be happy.

!!Lt. Jason Neville
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/neville_jason_1193.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"What'd I do wrong? I did everything you asked me too. I hurt people. Killed people. For you."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/JDPardo

A soldier of the Monroe Republic, he first attempts to infiltrate Charlie's group but is quickly discovered by Miles. From then on, he pursues them with little success. He is later revealed to be Jason, the son of Tom and Julia Neville. He has a soft spot for Charlie and lacks the ruthless efficiency of his comrades.

* AmbiguouslyBrown: He's later revealed to have a black father and a white mother.
* {{Badass}}
* [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy: By the Patriots in one of their camps described by Neville as 'Hitler Youth on Meth'.]]
* CallingTheOldManOut: He does this often to Tom Neville in the later half of the first season. Tom is not entirely happy with this to say the least.
* DesignatedLoveInterest
* GenreSavvy: He knows not to fall for his father's tricks.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Multiple times in the first episode alone. He eventually quits the Republic officially and is reported dead by his father, but Charlie refuses to take him.
** HeelFaceTurn: For good, it seems.
* KnifeNut
* TheMole: Follows Charlie's group to find Miles before being outed as Militia.
* TheReveal: Revealed to be Neville's son in "Soul Train".
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Refuses to cooperate with his father in calling in the airstrike on the rebel base in Annapolis. Although Tom claims that Jason is only doing so because he's smitten with Charlie, this is only part of the reason why Jason was reluctant: he was seen earlier showing extreme reluctance to attack noncombatants with overwhelming firepower.
* UsedToBeASweetKid
* WellDoneSonGuy: His relationship with Neville appears to be along these lines (especially after he disobeys orders with regard to Charlie).
* WhereDidWeGoWrong: With his father.

!!Dr. Gene Porter
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/porter_gene_1484.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Stephen Collins

One of the leaders of the town of Willoughby, the town doctor and father of Rachel Matheson.

* DeadpanSnarker: With some frequency. Emphasis on 'deadpan'.
* FrontierDoctor: In Willoughby, Texas.
* [[spoiler:TheMole: For the Patriots.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: He's coming to severely regret [[spoiler:working for the Patriots as they show their true colours.]]
* PapaWolf: He gives Miles a very stern talking-to regarding Rachel. [[spoiler: Later delivers a very blunt warning to the Patriot representative in Willoughby regarding harm to either Rachel ''or'' Miles, despite not exactly being a member of the Miles Matheson Fan Club.]]

to:

* HeroicSacrifice: He is fully prepared to make one to save Nora in "Sex and Drugs", but he doesn't die. See PocketProtector below.
** He makes one to protect his wife in a flashback from the same episode.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: [[spoiler: In Season 2 after he starts getting powers from the nanites]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Why he leaves his wife. He feels she'll be better off without him.
* InformedJudaism: Refers to himself as 'an agnostic Jew from Minnesota' but other than that we see no other indicators of Jewish heritage. Justified in that the plot to this point has afforded few opportunities to delve into this aspect of Aaron's life, and that he placed the emphasis on ''agnostic''.
* TheLostLenore: His wife.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal, then averted at the last possible moment.]]
* NonActionGuy: [[spoiler: Until he TookALevelInBadass]]
* NotWithThemForTheMoney: His wife stayed with him after the Blackout, even though he was next to useless in this new world.
* OnlySaneMan: Attempts to talk Charlie out of cooperating with Drexel.
* PluckyComicRelief
* [[spoiler: PocketProtector]]: [[spoiler: He pulls this with an alcohol canister in "Sex and Drugs", after the villain of the episode forces him to duel with Nora.]]
* RichesToRags
* SicklyNeuroticGeek
* TheSmartGuy: [[spoiler: Especially now that Maggie is dead.]]
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Remarkably undamaged after fifteen years, too. In the "Sex and Drugs" flashbacks he is mostly without them so it's possible he got another pair later perhaps after he met Ben.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: He shoots Drexel in the chest after he forces him to duel with Nora.]]
** In the subsequent episode, he effortlessly takes out two militia soldiers by whacking them with a pipe.
** [[spoiler: In the midseason finale, ''finally'' succeeds in using a flint and steel to set a fire, using it to light a fuse for a bomb to breach a fortified compound, allowing the rest of the group to escape.]]
** In season 2 [[spoiler: he seems to gain the ability to interact with the nanites and can unconsciously order them to set people on fire]].
* UglyGuyHotWife: He's overweight and his beard looks like a wild bush, but his wife was very slender and attractive. So is his second one.
!!Gen. Sebastian 'Bass' Monroe
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/monroe_sebastian_6826.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"By the time we're done here, North America's ours."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/DavidLyons

An old friend of Miles and the current leader of the Monroe Republic. He's grown steadily insane over the years, and is determined to bring back the power and keep it for himself.

* {{Badass}}
** FourStarBadass
* BadBoss
* BeardOfEvil: In season 2.
* BeingEvilSucks
* BigBad
* CreepyMonotone
* CryForTheDevil: It's not hard to sympathize with the backstory of someone who lost his entire family, clung to his best friend because he was the only person he had left in the world, got betrayed by him, and then clung to the hope of reuniting with him so that things could go back to the way they were. When Miles tells him they are not family and he means nothing to him, the anguish on Monroe's face is heartrending.
** It gets even worse when we discover he began his StartOfDarkness began [[spoiler: shortly after both his wife and unborn child died, due to complications during the birth. The look on his face as he stumbles out of the tent they were in, with there blood on his hands, before breaking down to tears before Miles, is heart breaking to say the least.]]
* DrowningMySorrows: At the graves of his family.
* DualWielding: With his swords.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: His blue eyes tend to dim and become hooded when he's more upset than usual.
* EnemyMine: With [[spoiler: Charlie]] in Season 2
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Miles used to, and still does fulfill this role, to an extent. Emma as well.
* [[spoiler: EvenEvilHasStandards: In a BigDamnHeroes moment for the ''villain'', comes out of nowhere to rescue Charlie from a bar full of thugs in North Texas who have drugged her with the intent of gang-raping her, then nurses her back to health. This despite the fact that Charlie means to ''kill'' him at the first opportunity she gets.]]
* EvilOverlord: Of the Monroe Republic and Militia.
* EvilFormerFriend: Was once a friend of Miles, he now wants to hunt down Miles and Ben to find answers to the cause of the blackout.
* FakeAmerican: David Lyons is a native Australian.
* FallenHero: He used to be more moral than Miles.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* FromNobodyToNightmare: He was, at one point, a 'womanizing drunk'.
-->'''Rachel:''' I liked you better back then.
-->'''Bass:''' Yeah...I think maybe I did too.
* FrozenFace: In the present, as the General, his expression rarely changes, creating an eerie, dull-eyed murderous mask. Flashbacks show he wasn't always this way.
* GenreSavvy. In the second half of season 1 he tells Neville to kill Miles if he gets the chance knowing that having him brought in alive is a fools errand.
* JokerImmunity: Miles has had ''at least'' three opportunities to kill Monroe (two of which we've seen onscreen) and [[spoiler: Neville actually had him disarmed, handcuffed, and in custody in the season one finale--only to be rescued by Miles. In the second season Monroe survives a ''court-ordered lethal injection'' when Rachel pumps him full of barbituates to simulate death]]. Somehow the plot keeps coming up with reasons to keep Bass Monroe in the game.
* [[spoiler: PragmaticVillainy: When an official from Texas is demanding proof that the Patriots do not intend to keep their end of a bargain, Bass kills the official, hoping to set up the Partiots and force Texas into a war with them.]]
* PoisonousFriend: The Monroe Republic was based on Miles's ideas of how to survive post-Blackout. Monroe ended up adopting that vision as his own and when Miles was not willing to amp the brutality even further, Monroe took that extra step on his own. A lot of Monroe's anger at Miles stems from the fact that Miles did not appreciate his friend's 'help'.
** This pops up again in season 2 when [[spoiler: Monroe kills a Texan official in order to start a war between Texas and the Patriots]] since he sees it as a necessary action that Miles would be unwilling to take.
* [[spoiler: RetiredCompleteMonster: at the beginning of Season 2]]
* SanitySlippage: While he seems to have it together for the early episodes, after Miles declares they are no longer family, the cracks really begin to show. It comes to a head when he executes [[spoiler: Jeremy, one of the oldest (and only) friends he had left.]]
* SemperFi: He was a Marine sergeant before the Blackout.
* SlasherSmile
* SoftSpokenSadist
* SurvivorGuilt: After his [[spoiler: family is wiped out by a drunk driver.]]
* StartOfDarkness: Three years after the Blackout, the group of survivors led by Miles was running out of food. Miles suggested that they raid a neighboring camp and take what they need but Monroe vehemently refused. Then [[spoiler: Monroe's wife and child died during childbirth and Monroe reached a DespairEventHorizon.]] He led the raid on the other camp and left no survivors.
* TokenEvilTeammate: In Season 2
* UnstoppableRage: When [[spoiler: Emma is killed]]
* VillainousBreakdown: Gets one in "Kashmir" when he learns [[spoiler:that the "amplifier" Rachel was making is really a TimeBomb to make an assassination attempt against him]]. This marks the first time that he screams at someone on screen.
** When Miles confronts him, and basically disowns ever being "family" to him, his debatable grip on sanity seems to snap for good.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler: With Miles, before Miles tried to assassinate him for JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: the precipitating incident is when Bass orders the rebel executed for bombing the cafe he was at, ''and'' orders that the rebel's family be taken and executed as well, just for being related to him.]]
* WhenHeSmiles: He may be a villain and rarely change expression, but as flashbacks and Miles' hallucination show, he can look absolutely radiant when he dares to be happy.

!!Lt. Jason Neville
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/neville_jason_1193.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"What'd I do wrong? I did everything you asked me too. I hurt people. Killed people. For you."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/JDPardo

A soldier of the Monroe Republic, he first attempts to infiltrate Charlie's group but is quickly discovered by Miles. From then on, he pursues them with little success. He is later revealed to be Jason, the son of Tom and Julia Neville. He has a soft spot for Charlie and lacks the ruthless efficiency of his comrades.

* AmbiguouslyBrown: He's later revealed to have a black father and a white mother.
* {{Badass}}
* [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy: By the Patriots in one of their camps described by Neville as 'Hitler Youth on Meth'.]]
* CallingTheOldManOut: He does this often to Tom Neville in the later half of the first season. Tom is not entirely happy with this to say the least.
* DesignatedLoveInterest
* GenreSavvy: He knows not to fall for his father's tricks.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Multiple times in the first episode alone. He eventually quits the Republic officially and is reported dead by his father, but Charlie refuses to take him.
** HeelFaceTurn: For good, it seems.
* KnifeNut
* TheMole: Follows Charlie's group to find Miles before being outed as Militia.
* TheReveal: Revealed to be Neville's son in "Soul Train".
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Refuses to cooperate with his father in calling in the airstrike on the rebel base in Annapolis. Although Tom claims that Jason is only doing so because he's smitten with Charlie, this is only part of the reason why Jason was reluctant: he was seen earlier showing extreme reluctance to attack noncombatants with overwhelming firepower.
* UsedToBeASweetKid
* WellDoneSonGuy: His relationship with Neville appears to be along these lines (especially after he disobeys orders with regard to Charlie).
* WhereDidWeGoWrong: With his father.

!!Dr. Gene Porter
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/porter_gene_1484.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Stephen Collins

One of the leaders of the town of Willoughby, the town doctor and father of Rachel Matheson.

* DeadpanSnarker: With some frequency. Emphasis on 'deadpan'.
* FrontierDoctor: In Willoughby, Texas.
* [[spoiler:TheMole: For the Patriots.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: He's coming to severely regret [[spoiler:working for the Patriots as they show their true colours.]]
* PapaWolf: He gives Miles a very stern talking-to regarding Rachel. [[spoiler: Later delivers a very blunt warning to the Patriot representative in Willoughby regarding harm to either Rachel ''or'' Miles, despite not exactly being a member of the Miles Matheson Fan Club.]]
HotScoop



[[folder:Former Main Characters]]
!!Nora Clayton
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Nora_Clayton_7653.JPG]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/DaniellaAlonso

An old flame of Miles and current member of the rebellion against the Monroe Republic. Miles convinces her to join Charlie's group, but her desire to strike at the Monroe Republic sometimes conflicts with the main goal of saving Danny.

* ActionGirl
* AmbiguouslyBrown
** Several people in "Sex and Drugs" refer to her as Latina, but those are probably all just educated guesses, as none of them know her personally. Alonso herself is of mixed Hispanic[=/=]Asian heritage.
*** Bass Monroe appears to have a dossier on her given that she's a known member of the resistance, so her ethnic background may be part of that. And Miles ''was'' in a relationship with her at one point, so of course he'd know. The others, not so much...
* AntiHero: Type IV.
* {{Badass}}
* TheBigGuy
* BigSisterInstinct
* DemolitionsExpert
* DisappearedDad
* [[spoiler:DyingMomentOfAwesome]]: In the season one finale, [[spoiler:they make it inside the Tower, but need to get down to level twelve. They set up a trap for the men guarding the way, but their leader spots the tripwire and motions everyone to step over it. Nora grabs a ''fire extinguisher'', jumps out into the main hallway full of men with automatic guns, and hurtles the fire extinguisher down the hall to trip the wire and [[StuffBlowingUp send the whole place]] [[IncendiaryExponent up in flames]]. Unfortunately, she takes a round to the liver for her trouble and soon bleeds out.]]
* LaResistance
* MsFanservice: She sure likes her low-cut, thin tops (and is seen removing them at least twice so far).
* [[spoiler: VasquezAlwaysDies: Played entirely straight.]]
* WorkingWithTheEx: Miles.

!!Daniel 'Danny' Matheson
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Danny_Matheson_4577.jpg]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/GrahamRogers, Cameron Morrison & [=McEwen Morrison=]

The asthmatic son of Ben and Rachel Matheson. He is captured by the Monroe Republic at the beginning of the series, prompting the events of the series. [[spoiler:He dies in Episode 11.]]

* {{Badass}}: Strong, though he's not exactly the best combatant in general.
** More like a HandicappedBadass.
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He's easily the frontrunner for TheScrappy, but in "No Quarter" he [[spoiler:one-ups a vengeful militia soldier and almost kills him]].
** TookALevelInBadass: And how! See below.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DistressedDude: In Militia custody since the pilot.
* [[spoiler:DyingMomentOfAwesome: When Miles is knocked out during the chopper attack on the rebel HQ, Danny picks up the rocket launcher and takes out the helo with the power amplifier - but is accidentally killed when enemy fire from a falling chopper nearly cuts him in half.]]
* IllBoy: Having asthma in the post-apocalypse ''sucks''.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Attacking the Militia members who came to take his father ended up with [[spoiler:said father's DeathByOriginStory and his capture]].
* ShutUpHannibal: Gives a great one to Tom Neville in 'Soul Train'.
* TooDumbToLive: Because obviously it's a good idea to point a crossbow at a large group of militia men armed with rifles, especially when you're a teenage boy with little or no fighting experience.
** Even if the other villagers do back you up, it's not like any of them will die because of your stupidity, am I right?

!!Benjamin 'Ben' Matheson
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Matheson_Benjamin_7685.jpg]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/TimGuinee

The father of Charlie and Danny, husband of Rachel and boyfriend of Maggie Foster. He was part of the initial development team for the technology that caused the blackout. In the first episode, he is [[spoiler:killed during a stand-off with the Monroe Republic.]]

* [[spoiler: ChewToy: ''starting'' with his DeathByOriginStory, we subsequently learn that Rachel was cheating on Ben with Miles ''even before they were married'' with a strong implication that Charlie at least is not Ben's daughter. Consistently portrayed as weaker-willed than Rachel, who left him high and dry with two young children (one of them very sickly) to care for. It is hard to find a single scene in the series where Ben is shown as anything other than a victim in one way or another. One hopes that Ben's subsequent relationship with Maggie worked out a lot better, as the poor man deserved ''some'' happiness in life!]]
* [[spoiler: {{Cuckold}}: See above. The relationship beteen Miles and Rachel started at least six years prior to the blackout.]]
* [[spoiler:DeathByOriginStory: For Charlie and Danny.]]
* [[spoiler:ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacguffin: The pendant that he gives to Aaron.]]
* PapaWolf
* ParentWithNewParamour: Maggie, sort of.
* [[spoiler:PosthumousCharacter]]
* NiceGuy
* WastelandElder

!!Dr. Margaret 'Maggie' Foster
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Maggie_Foster_6653.jpg]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/AnnaLisePhillips

Ben Matheson's girlfriend, an English doctor seperated by an ocean from her children. She joins Charlie and Aaron when they leave to rescue Danny.

* [[spoiler:ADeathInTheLimelight: She dies in the episode that delves into her backstory.]]
* {{Badass}}: She manages to take out some bandits with [[spoiler:poisoned whiskey.]]
* CrazyPrepared: Had [[spoiler:poisoned whiskey]] in her backpack, in case of robber-rapists.
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity: She accepts that she's dying with grace.]]
* FakeBrit: Anna Lise Phillips is a native Australian.
* [[spoiler:FatalFamilyPhoto]]: [[spoiler:Her phone comes on just long enough for her to look at the pictures of her children on it. She's dead by the end of the next episode.]]
* FrontierDoctor: Maggie is the only doctor in Ben's little town.
* HospitalHottie: She's a rather attractive English doctor.
* PromotionToParent
* TheMedic: Knows herb-lore well enough to be the town doctor.
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]
* TheSmartGuy
* TragicKeepsake: She caries around her iPhone, despite it being nonfunctional for the past fifteen years, because it contains the only photos she has of her children back in England - even though she admits that it's highly likely her children are dead, and they probably barely remember her at all if they're still alive.

to:

[[folder:Former Main [[folder:Other Recurring Characters]]
!!Nora Clayton
!!President Kelly Foster
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Nora_Clayton_7653.JPG]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/foster_kelly_7194.jpg]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/DaniellaAlonso

An old flame of Miles and current member
Creator/LeslieHope

The President
of the rebellion Georgia Federation.

* AmbiguouslyEvil: On one hand, she seems to run a nice and stable place in Georgia. On the other hand, there are implications that she wouldn't mind using a small nuclear bomb and anthrax to win
against Monroe.
* GenreSavvy: In
the Monroe Republic. Miles convinces her first season finale, the minute she realizes that power has been restored worldwide is the minute she decides to join Charlie's group, but her desire to strike at break out every tank and plane Georgia has in an all-out assault on Philadelphia. Considering that the Monroe Republic sometimes conflicts wiped out half her troops with the main goal of saving Danny.

* ActionGirl
* AmbiguouslyBrown
** Several people in "Sex and Drugs" refer
one drone strike, she clearly doesn't want to her as Latina, but those take any chances.
* GoodIsNotNice
* IronLady
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: They're women who
are probably all just educated guesses, as none presidents of them know her personally. Alonso herself is of mixed Hispanic[=/=]Asian heritage.
*** Bass Monroe appears to have
a dossier on her given that she's a known member of the resistance, so her ethnic background may be part of that. And Miles ''was'' in a relationship with her at one point, so of course he'd know. The others, not so much...
* AntiHero: Type IV.
* {{Badass}}
* TheBigGuy
* BigSisterInstinct
* DemolitionsExpert
* DisappearedDad
* [[spoiler:DyingMomentOfAwesome]]: In the season one finale, [[spoiler:they make it inside the Tower, but need to get down to level twelve. They set up a trap for the men guarding the way, but their leader spots the tripwire and motions everyone to step over it. Nora grabs a ''fire extinguisher'', jumps out into the main hallway full of men with automatic guns, and hurtles the fire extinguisher down the hall to trip the wire and [[StuffBlowingUp send the whole place]] [[IncendiaryExponent up in flames]]. Unfortunately, she takes a round to the liver for her trouble and soon bleeds out.]]
* LaResistance
* MsFanservice: She sure likes her low-cut, thin tops (and is seen removing them at least twice so far).
* [[spoiler: VasquezAlwaysDies: Played entirely straight.]]
* WorkingWithTheEx: Miles.

!!Daniel 'Danny' Matheson
single state/'federation'.

!!Emma Bennett
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Danny_Matheson_4577.org/pmwiki/pub/images/emmarev_5460.jpg]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/GrahamRogers, Cameron Morrison & [=McEwen Morrison=]

The asthmatic son of Ben
Creator/AnnieWersching

Miles' High School girlfriend
and Rachel Matheson. He is captured by secret mother of Sebastian Monroe's son.

* FieryRedhead: She's one of
the very few people who can stand up to Monroe Republic at the beginning of the series, prompting the events of the series. [[spoiler:He dies in Episode 11.]]

without fear.
* {{Badass}}: Strong, though he's not exactly the best combatant in general.
** More like a HandicappedBadass.
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He's easily the frontrunner for TheScrappy, but in "No Quarter" he [[spoiler:one-ups a vengeful militia soldier and almost kills him]].
** TookALevelInBadass: And how! See below.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DistressedDude: In Militia custody since the pilot.
* [[spoiler:DyingMomentOfAwesome: When
HeroesWantRedheads: Miles is knocked out during the chopper attack on the rebel HQ, Danny picks up the rocket launcher did. And so did Monroe.
* HotMom: To Monroe's (as-yet-unseen) son.
* [[InnocentBlueEyes Innocent Blue-Green Eyes]]
* MoralityPet: For Monroe.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: She's important to both Miles
and takes out the helo Monroe, but dies quickly.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Only one episode (credited for two), and she's dead.
* YourCheatingHeart: She had a relationship
with the power amplifier - but is accidentally killed when enemy fire from a falling chopper nearly cuts him in half.]]
* IllBoy: Having asthma in the post-apocalypse ''sucks''.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Attacking the Militia members who came to take his father ended up with [[spoiler:said father's DeathByOriginStory and his capture]].
* ShutUpHannibal: Gives a great one to Tom Neville in 'Soul Train'.
* TooDumbToLive: Because obviously it's a good idea to point a crossbow at a large group of militia men armed with rifles, especially when you're a teenage boy with little or no fighting experience.
** Even if the other villagers do back you up, it's not like any of them will die because of your stupidity, am I right?

!!Benjamin 'Ben' Matheson
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Matheson_Benjamin_7685.jpg]]
Monroe while dating Miles.

!!Mia Clayton
->'''Played by:''' Creator/TimGuinee

The father of Charlie
Alyssa Diaz, Aileen Davila

Nora Clayton's sister
and Danny, husband of Rachel and boyfriend of Maggie Foster. He was part of the initial development team for the technology that caused the blackout. In the first episode, he is [[spoiler:killed during a stand-off with the Monroe Republic.]]

* [[spoiler: ChewToy: ''starting'' with his DeathByOriginStory, we subsequently learn that Rachel was cheating on Ben with Miles ''even before they were married'' with a strong implication that Charlie at least is not Ben's daughter. Consistently portrayed as weaker-willed than Rachel, who left him high and dry with two young children (one of them very sickly) to care for. It is hard to find a single scene in the series where Ben is shown as anything other than a victim in one way or another. One hopes that Ben's subsequent relationship with Maggie worked out a lot better, as the poor man deserved ''some'' happiness in life!]]
* [[spoiler: {{Cuckold}}: See above. The relationship beteen Miles and Rachel started at least six years prior to the blackout.]]
* [[spoiler:DeathByOriginStory: For Charlie and Danny.]]
* [[spoiler:ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacguffin: The pendant that he gives to Aaron.]]
* PapaWolf
* ParentWithNewParamour: Maggie, sort of.
* [[spoiler:PosthumousCharacter]]
* NiceGuy
* WastelandElder

!!Dr. Margaret 'Maggie' Foster
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->'''Played by:''' Creator/AnnaLisePhillips

Ben Matheson's girlfriend, an English doctor seperated by an ocean from her children.
bounty hunter. She joins Charlie and Aaron when they leave to rescue Danny.

* [[spoiler:ADeathInTheLimelight: She dies in the episode that delves into her backstory.]]
* {{Badass}}: She manages to take out some bandits with [[spoiler:poisoned whiskey.]]
* CrazyPrepared: Had [[spoiler:poisoned whiskey]] in her backpack, in case of robber-rapists.
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity: She accepts that she's dying with grace.]]
* FakeBrit: Anna Lise Phillips
is a native Australian.
* [[spoiler:FatalFamilyPhoto]]: [[spoiler:Her phone comes on just long enough for her to look at the pictures of her children on it. She's dead by the end of the next episode.]]
* FrontierDoctor: Maggie is the only doctor in Ben's little town.
* HospitalHottie: She's a rather attractive English doctor.
* PromotionToParent
* TheMedic: Knows herb-lore well enough
revealed to be the town doctor.
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]
* TheSmartGuy
* TragicKeepsake:
working for Strausser, so that she can lure Miles's team into a trap, as well as get Aaron's pendant. She caries around her iPhone, despite it being nonfunctional for the past fifteen years, because it contains the only photos she has of her children is left to go back to Texas alone.

* BountyHunter: Her job, although we never really see her
in England - even though she admits that it's highly action.
* PutOnABus: To Texas. With Nora dead, it doesn't seem
likely her children are dead, and they probably barely remember her at all if they're still alive.she'll turn up again.



[[folder:The Blackout Team]]
!!Grace Beaumont
->'''Played by:''' Creator/MariaHowell

A member of Ben Matheson's original science team responsible for creating the technology that started the Blackout. She is found living alone and in hiding by Danny, before later being kidnapped by her old boss Randall Flynn. She has one of the pendants.

* ReluctantMadScientist
* SecretKeeper: Has her own copy of the MacGuffin.

!!Daniel 'Dan' Jenkins
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jenkins_daniel_7576.jpg]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/GlennMorshower

A Military official who was working in 'The Tower' when the blackout happened.

* AmbiguouslyEvil
* {{Badass}}
* [[BaldOfEvil Bald Of Ambiguously Evil]]
* GeniusBruiser
* [[spoiler:KillItWithFire]]
* KnightTemplar
* SouthernFriedGenius: He retains Glenn Morshower's strong Southern accent, but he's a smart guy who was at the centre of the Blackout.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: His reasons for [[spoiler:brutally murdering anyone entering the Tower is to prevent anyone like Monroe from gaining such strength.]]

!!John Sanborn
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sanborn_john_2176.jpg]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/LelandOrser

One of the scientists who worked with Ben Matheson and Grace Beaumont.

* [[spoiler:ApologeticAttacker]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* DirtyCoward
* ExtremeDoormat
* ForcedIntoEvil
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* MadScientist: Seems to be developing new weapons just for the fun of it, such as the [[ChekovsGun Chekov's Sonic Gun]] he uses to incapacitate Miles and Rachel.
* NervousWreck
* PunchClockVillain
* RedemptionEqualsDeath

!!Dr Bradley Jaffe
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jaffe_bradley_129.png]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/ConorOFarrell

One of the scientists who worked with Ben Matheson and Grace Beaumont.

* ButtMonkey: Every time he appears, he's tortured, had his family threatened and is killed.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Has it done to him by the Monroe Republic.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: Rachel kills him so that she's the only member of the Blackout Team (in Monroe's custody) with the knowledge he needs.
* ForcedIntoEvil: By Monroe.
* MauveShirt
* ReluctantMadScientist
* ShootTheDog

!!Dr Jane Warren
->'''Played by:''' Creator/KateBurton

Appearing only in the episode "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia", she is one of Rachel Matheson's old colleagues. She has knowledge vital to getting getting the power back on.

* CoolOldLady: She casually kills two robber-rapists with a nifty murder device.
** [[spoiler: {{Foreshadowing}}: The manner in which she kills the two Monroe Militia [[{{Mook}} mooks]] out to attack Rachel and Aaron looks a lot like what the nanites are doing on Aaron's behalf in Season 2.]]
* StraightGay
* WhatTheHellHero: To Rachel, regarding bringing the power back.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Monroe Republic]]
!!Sgt. William 'Will' Strausser
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Will_Strausser_4550.JPG]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Did you ever consider that maybe society was sick, not me?"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/DavidMeunier

->'''Miles''': ''"Corporal."''
->'''Strausser''': ''"I'm a sergeant now."''
->'''Miles''': ''"Well, let's be honest, you're a sociopath, is what you are. Before the blackout, you'd have been locked in a rubber room."''

The son of a butcher whose penchant for violence was already present before the blackout. Since then, he's found an outlet for his sadistic urges as a widely-feared Sergeant in the Monroe Republic.

* {{Badass}}: Miles, a renowned {{Badass}}, really doesn't want to fight him.
* BeardOfEvil
* TheDreaded: Jason reacts badly to his name, noting that he never leaves survivors.
** Miles says that, in all the time that he was in The Militia, Strausser was the only man who he ever feared.
** Anyone who knows him is afraid of him.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He usually apologises before doing something violent and/or sick.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Hey, it's Johnny from {{Series/Justified}}!
* KnifeNut: He even eats apples off his knives.
* PsychoForHire: It doesn't seem likely that he believes in the Monroe Republic, and freely admits that he just loves to kill the hell out of things.
* SadisticChoice
-->''"Mrs Matheson, I'm sorry, but you need to choose which one of your children I'm going to kill."''
* SoftSpokenSadist: Extremely polite and courteous to Rachel even as he goes about his business. His fatherly speech to the stable boy in "Sex and Drugs" (given while sharpening his knife) is one of the creepiest things seen in the series so far.
* TheSociopath: Miles tells him so.
* TortureTechnician: The official torturer of the Monroe Republic.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Does this rather brutally to a subordinate.

!!Julia Neville
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Neville_Julia_2128.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I'm not the 'beg for your life' type."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/KimRaver

Tom Neville's beloved wife, Julia has stayed by her husband's side all the way through the post-blackout world. She now enjoys a position of some importance as the wife of a respected military man. However, she also harbours secret ambitions to elevate herself and her family further.

* AmbitionIsEvil
* {{Badass}}
* BlondesAreEvil
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Granted, we see her love before we see her evil side.
* HotMom
* LadyMacbeth: [[spoiler:She whispers in Tom's ear about overthrowing Monroe.]]
* MamaBear: God help you if you harm her kids.
* MoralityPet: For Tom Neville. She has her own MoralityPet in the form of her son Jason.
* SocialClimber
* StartOfDarkness: At the same time as her husband.
* [[spoiler: TheBusCameBack: Was not in Atlanta when the nuclear strike took place, and ended up a refugee until a marriage of convenience with a high-ranking Patriot official. She is now working with Neville again on the down-low to bring down the President.]]
* [[spoiler: YourCheatingHeart: Revealed by Jason while coming down from mind-control drugs administered by the Patriots:]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Jason''': "Dear sweet Julia...everyone knows Colonel Ross was banging her like a bass drum!"]]

!!Cpt. Jeremy Baker
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/baker_jeremy_2057.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"This is so dramatic. You guys remember OneLifeToLive?"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/MarkPellegrino

One of the first recruits of the Monroe Republic and personal friend of Miles and Monroe.

* AlasPoorVillain: He might be a sadistic jerk, but he was loyal up to the very end.
* BadBoss[=/=]TheNeidermeyer: He sends his men into the field for the sole purpose of forcing the enemy to waste bullets cutting them down, and fails to anticipate an ambush...not once, but ''twice''.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassLongcoat
** PopculturedBadass
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon: For Monroe. Until a fit of paranoia causes Monroe to excute him.
* FaceDeathWithDignity
* FauxAffablyEvil
* FromNobodyToNightmare
* HonestAdvisor: Even up to the very end, he's completely honest with Monroe about both his loyalty and Monroe's questionable sanity.
* ItGetsEasier: First encountered about six months after the blackout, when he's being beaten and robbed (and soon to be killed) by a pair of bandits from whom Miles and Bass rescue him. By his last appearance, he's become Neville's replacement and Bass Monroe's most trusted advisor--and quite willing and able to kill for the Monroe Republic.
* NeverFoundTheBody:He's killed off-screen by a single gunshot in a room full of Mooks. On a show like this, that makes his death questionable.
* SmugSnake
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives an absolutely beautiful one to Monroe about the paranoia and madness that caused him to push all his friends away. It doesn't end well for him, but he's right.
* WeHaveReserves: His attitude during the siege of the rebel hideout.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: With Miles, during the founding of the Republic.

!!Cpt. Riley
->'''Played by:''' Creator/OmidAbtahi

A Monroe Republic captain who appears in the episodes "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E19ChildrenOfMen Children of Men]]", and "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E20TheDarkTower The Dark Tower]]". He is the youngest Monroe militia captain to date, and is not blindly obedient to Monroe. He ends up helping Tom Neville launch a successful coup in taking over the Monroe Republic.

* HeelFaceTurn

!!Col.John Faber
->'''Played by:''' Creator/RicReitz

Appearing in "Letter from Julia", "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E5SoulTrain Soul Train]]", and "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E8TiesThatBind Ties That Bind]]", the colonel is the husband of Anita Faber, the father of Stephen Faber, and friends of the Nevilles. However, that friendship turns out to be limited, when Jason Neville ends up in terrible danger. The Nevilles use the information that Stephen is a Rebel to save Jason's life. This results in Stephen's death, and John being tortured because his loyalties are in doubt. The fate of the Faber family is not revealed.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Rebels]]
!!Nicholas
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Nicholas_9534.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Christ forgives. I'm not Christ."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/DerekWebster

A former priest, Nicholas is now one of the rebel leaders fighting against Monroe. He is also good friends with Nora Clayton.

* {{Badass}}
** BadassPreacher
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy
* BaldOfAwesome
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* {{Hypocrite}}
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: By Neville in episode 13.
* LaResistance
* RebelLeader

!!James 'Jim' Hudson
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hudson_James_2333.jpg]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/MalikYoba

A former member of the Monroe Militia who helped Miles in his attempt to assassinate Monroe. He joins the rebels after his past is revealed to his new wife.

* TheAtoner
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBookworm
* DefectorFromDecadence: The reason he and Miles left the Monroe Republic.
* FaceHeelTurn:And a quick death after he's found out, courtesy of Jason.
* ForcedIntoEvil: The Monroe Republic finds his wife and threatens her.
* GeniusBruiser: Runs the library in Culpepper when he's first encountered and apparently established the settlement. Miles considers Jim his superior in planning ability.
* ScaryBlackMan
* TheStrategist: According to Miles.

!!Wayne Ramsey
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ramsey_wayne_4805.jpg]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/PatrickStEsprit

A rebel leader and superior to Nicholas.

* MauveShirt: He recurred for a little before getting killed off.
* LaResistance: A member, and leader, of the Rebels fighting Monroe.
* RebelLeader: He's the superior to Nicholas, who's already a high-ranking member.
* SlashedThroat: At Jim's hands.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He doesn't get much characterization before Jim Hudson slits his throat.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Patriots]]
!!Randall Flynn
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/flynn_randall_5991.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Lighten up."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/ColmFeore

->''"I just want us to be friends."''

The Assistant Secretary of the Department of Defense, he was the employer of Ben Matheson and his team. Since the blackout, he has kidnapped Grace Beaumont for an unknown purpose. He also has one of the pendants.

* BaldOfEvil
* BigBad: Of the first season.
** BigBadDuumvirate: With Monroe for a short while.
* TheChessmaster
* DealWithTheDevil: He's the devil in his bargin with Rachel.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: After setting him up as a real threat, giving him history with the characters, a somewhat sympathetic backstory and motives, he just...kills himself.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He had a son who died in Afghanistan.
* {{Expy}}: Coming across as one for [[Literature/TheStand Randall Flagg]]. Note the similar names.
* TheFaceless: In his first appearance.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* MaddenIntoMisanthropy: Didn't take his sons death in Afghanistan too well.
* SharpDressedMan: Before the blackout.
* SmugSnake
* SlasherSmile: A specialty of Colm Feore.
* SuicideMission: Deliberately done. His mission was to get the power back on and nuke the two most militarily troublesome successor governments to the USA. He seems to have carried his WellIntentionedExtremist attitude to the logical end, and shot himself when it was clear Miles and Rachel could not possibly stop the nukes in time.
* TragicKeepsake: His son's dog tags.
* VillainTeamUp: With Monroe.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Wants to build a "better world" because he thought mankind abused power in the last one.

!!Secretary Justine Allenford
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->'''Played By:''' Nicole Ari Parker

* EveryoneHasStandards: She's utterly disgusted by [[spoiler:the re-education camps.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: Assuming she's telling Neville the truth about the re-education camps, and isn't setting him up.]]
* MouthOfSauron: For the Patriots. [[spoiler:But not anymore.]]
* TheStoic: She remains calm and collected.
** NotSoStoic: Until a real crisis breaks out, and she seems especially lost now that [[spoiler:she's left the Patriots.]]
* [[spoiler:StuffedIntoTheFridge: She's killed suddenly by her own husband, so that he can have a storyline. This despite being set up as a pretty interesting character and even some ShipTease with Neville.]]
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!!Edward 'Ed' Truman
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/truman_edward_1152.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Steven Culp

* FauxAffablyEvil: Truman is all smiles at first, but he's a cold-blooded killer.
* MouthOfSauron: For the Patriots, especially since [[spoiler:Justine has switched sides and...died.]]
* SmugSnake: He's extremely pleased with himself whenever something goes his way.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With Dr Horn, whom he dislikes. Horn wants to execute anyone in his way to find Aaron, but Truman has put some effort into crafting a good public image and doesn't want it ruined so suddenly.
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!!Garrett
->'''Played By:''' Jason Douglas

* TheBrute
* {{Jerkass}}
* KnightTemplar
* UndyingLoyalty

!!Dr. Calvin Horn
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/horn_calvin_3873.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/ZeljkoIvanek

A member of The Patriots. In a conversation with Rachel, he described himself as the President's Chief Science Adviser.

* AbusiveParents: His father was a religious fanatic who blamed him for his mother's death.
* ActorAllusion: Elizabeth Mitchell and Zeljko Ivanek were married in Lost, and when they meet for the first time in the show, Horn asks if she remembers him.
* BaldOfEvil
* [[spoiler:[[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu Burned Alive Punching Out Cthulhu]]: The nanites incinerate him on Aaron's request after Horn shoots and kills Cynthia.]]
* BullyingTheDragon: [[spoiler:Yes, hold the girlfriend of the guy who can set people on fire hostage and try medical experiments on him--that's sure to work out ''[[SarcasmMode just fine!!!]]'']]
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: He was devastated by the death of his mother when he was a teenager.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Horn actually can be polite, for about ten seconds before he loses his patience.
* [[spoiler:FunctionalAddict: He's seen injecting himself with an unknown substance.]]
* HollywoodAtheist: He was raised by a strictly religious father who refused medicine for Calvin's dying mother. Since then, he's dismissed religion as a fairytale.
* {{Jerkass}}
* MadScientist
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate
* [[spoiler:SecretlyDying: He has a very advanced brain tumor that's killing him.]]
* SmugSnake
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With Ed Truman. Horn wants to execute anyone in his way to find Aaron, but Truman has put some effort into crafting a good public image and doesn't want it ruined so suddenly.
* TortureTechnician
* WaistcoatOfStyle

!!Mr. Austin
->'''Played by:''' Creator/JamesShanklin

A former associate of Randall Flynn back in his Department of Defense days, he is given the job of guarding Grace Beaumont and making sure she does what she's supposed to do.

* TheBrute: For Randall.
* LudicrousGibs: The elevator is splattered with his blood and guts.
* TooDumbToLive: Blatantly disregarding Randall's orders and getting himself killed.

!!Roger Allenford
->'''Played By:''' David Aaron Baker

!!Lt. Vincent Cooke
->'''Played By:''' Damon Carney

* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim: He's a repulsive jerk, so it's hard to shed a tear when Neville kills him.]]
* FunctionalAddict: Cooke is a junkie, but not even Neville could tell until he saw track marks on his arm.
* {{Jerkass}}: He makes it very clear that he hates Neville, and even tells him to h
* ProperlyParanoid: Cooke doesn't trust Tom Neville, and makes no secret of it. He's absolutely right to distrust him.
* SmugSnake
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Texas]]
!!General Carver
->'''Played By:''' Anthony Ruivivar

The Commander-in-Chief of Texas.

* NiceHat: A big cowboy hat.

!!Cynthia
->'''Played By:''' Jessica Collins

The schoolteacher in Willoughby, and Aaron's girlfriend.

* DomesticAbuse: Figures heavily into her backstory. [[spoiler:Aaron [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome takes care of the problem for her.]]]]
* HotTeacher: She's the headmistress of the school in Willoughby.
* [[spoiler:StuffedIntoTheFridge: She's killed by Horn, and stays dead because...well, why? The nanites brought Aaron back to life, but they only turn up after her death to kill Horn.]]
* TokenRomance: Other than [[spoiler:setting the stage for the manifestation of Aaron's powers--and even then, not consciously by him]] the relationship between Cynthia and Aaron really doesn't connect to the larger plot. She mainly exists to be used as bait by the Patriots, but Aaron being the type of guy he is wouldn't let ''anyone'' come to harm on his account, relationship or not.
* [[spoiler:WeHardlyKnewYe: Despite being a major character for half a season, doesn't get much in the way of development.]]

!!Priscilla Pittman
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pittman_priscilla_7585.jpg]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/MaureenSebastian

Aaron Pittman's wife, whom he abandoned after the blackout.

* BewareTheNiceOnes: She's a sweet lady, but she killed a man and dodged a bounty hunter with some degrees of success.
* ButNowIMustGo: In her second appearance, she goes back to Texas.
* MamaBear: To her daughter; she killed a man who tried to hurt her.
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: Priscilla is a pretty pleasant person all-round.
* PutOnABus: Aaron abandoned her when it became clear that his general uselessness would get her killed.
** TheBusCameBack: Aaron encounters Priscilla again in the Plains Nation and is instrumental in saving her from a bounty hunter attempting to return her to the Monroe Republic, allowing as much reconciliation between Aaron and Priscilla as is realistically possible under the circumstances.
* UglyGuyHotWife: How Aaron saw their relationship.

!!Titus Andover
->'''Played By:''' Matt Ross

A psychotic, former school headmaster and leader of the Andover Clan attacking Willoughby, Texas.

* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He has a wife that he loves to a horrific degree.
* EvilTeacher: Former headmaster of a boarding school, now a ruthless bandit. Apparently, his students became members of his gang.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He offers his guests tea and seems genial enough, but he's quick to drop the veneer and reveal himself as a depraved sociopath.
* AFatherToHisMen: Refers to those under his employ as 'my kids'. It's a habit he's retained from his days as headmaster of a boy's school.
* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard: Miles manages to stab him with his own knife...while he's holding it.]]
* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: With his own knife, no less.]]
* PaedoHunt: He himself implied that he was keeping child porn on his computer before blackout hit.
* {{Yandere}}: His wife [[spoiler:kills herself to get away from him.]]

!!Kenneth 'Ken' Dawson
->'''Played By:''' Richard T. Jones

The butcher in Willoughby, Texas.

* [[spoiler:TheMole: For the Patriots.]]

!!Sheriff Mason Gray
->'''Played By:''' Adam Beach

The town sheriff of Willoughby, Texas.

* [[spoiler:BoomHeadshot: How he dies.]]
* TheSheriff: Of Willoughby.
* [[spoiler:WeHardlyKnewYe: He's killed very early in the second season.]]

!!Jessica Andover
->'''Played By:''' Deborah Puette

* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide: To escape her husband.]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: She considers her life with Titus to be one; she's weak, bedridden, in pain and is just barely surviving because her husband forcefully gives her blood transfusions from innocent people.
* IllGirl: She's diabetic, which is a death sentence in the post-electricity world. Her husband finds ways to keep her alive, although she's not a fan of his methods.

!!John Franklin Fry
->'''Played By:''' Jim Beaver

!!Bonnie Webster
->'''Played By:''' Alanna Ubach

* DeadpanSnarker
* HotScoop
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Recurring Characters]]
!!President Kelly Foster
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/foster_kelly_7194.jpg]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/LeslieHope

The President of the Georgia Federation.

* AmbiguouslyEvil: On one hand, she seems to run a nice and stable place in Georgia. On the other hand, there are implications that she wouldn't mind using a small nuclear bomb and anthrax to win against Monroe.
* GenreSavvy: In the first season finale, the minute she realizes that power has been restored worldwide is the minute she decides to break out every tank and plane Georgia has in an all-out assault on Philadelphia. Considering that the Monroe Republic wiped out half her troops with one drone strike, she clearly doesn't want to take any chances.
* GoodIsNotNice
* IronLady
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: They're women who are presidents of a single state/'federation'.

!!Emma Bennett
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/emmarev_5460.jpg]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/AnnieWersching

Miles' High School girlfriend and secret mother of Sebastian Monroe's son.

* FieryRedhead: She's one of the very few people who can stand up to Monroe without fear.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Miles did. And so did Monroe.
* HotMom: To Monroe's (as-yet-unseen) son.
* [[InnocentBlueEyes Innocent Blue-Green Eyes]]
* MoralityPet: For Monroe.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: She's important to both Miles and Monroe, but dies quickly.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Only one episode (credited for two), and she's dead.
* YourCheatingHeart: She had a relationship with Monroe while dating Miles.

!!Mia Clayton
->'''Played by:''' Alyssa Diaz, Aileen Davila

Nora Clayton's sister and a bounty hunter. She is revealed to be working for Strausser, so that she can lure Miles's team into a trap, as well as get Aaron's pendant. She is left to go back to Texas alone.

* BountyHunter: Her job, although we never really see her in action.
* PutOnABus: To Texas. With Nora dead, it doesn't seem likely she'll turn up again.
[[/folder]]
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[[index]]
* [[Characters/RevolutionMainCast Main Cast]][[note]]Charlie Matheson, Miles Matheson, Rachel Matheson, Ben Matheson, Danny Matheson, Tom Neville, Aaron Pittman, Sebastian Monroe, Jason Neville, Gene Porter, Nora Clayton, Maggie Foster[[/note]]
* [[Characters/RevolutionBlackoutTeam Blackout Team]][[note]]Randall Flynn, Ben Matheson, Rachel Matheson, Dan Jenkins, Grace Beaumont, John Sanborn, Bradley Jaffe, Jane Warren[[/note]]
* [[Characters/RevolutionMonroeRepublic The Monroe Republic]][[note]]Sebastian Monroe, Tom Neville, Jason Neville, Julia Neville, Will Strausser, Jeremy Baker, Riley, John Faber[[/note]]
* [[Characters/RevolutionRebels The Rebels]][[note]]Nicholas, Jim Hudson, Wayne Ramsay[[/note]]
* [[Characters/RevolutionPatriots The Patriots]][[note]]Randall Flynn, Ed Truman, Calvin Horn, Justine Allenford, Garrett, Austin, Roger Allenford, Vincent Cooke[[/note]]
* [[Characters/RevolutionTexas Texas]][[note]]Carver, Cynthia, Priscilla Pittman, Titus Andover, Ken Dawson, Mason Gray, Jessica Andover, John Franklin Fry, Bonnie Webster[[/note]]
* [[Characters/RevolutionOther Other Recurring Characters]][[note]]Kelly Foster, Emma Bennett, Mia Clayton[[/note]]
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