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!Main Cast

[[folder:Crane]]
!!Prof. Ichabod Crane
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"I was born more than two centuries ago and my wife is a prisoner in some otherworldly realm. I'm not stranger to complications."'']]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Tom Mison

A former professor of history at Oxford University prior to the American Revolution, he came to America with the British before switching sides and becoming a spy for the Patriots. Having beheaded the Horseman in 1781, he was brought back to life with the Horseman due to their blood mixing when they died. Despite his skeptical knowledge of the supernatural in life, he has been an invaluable resource following his resurrection due to his detailed knowledge of supernatural traditions.
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulFather: His son Jeremy is physically an old man while Ichabod himself still appears young.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: The Ichabod Crane from the short story is a spindly, lanky, nebbish type. This Crane is played by that guy to the right.
* AdaptationalBadass: To go with his handsome new looks, this Ichabod has gone from a superstitious coward to a centuries-old {{Badass}}. Even his credentials have been bumped up a bit--from simple country schoolteacher to an Oxford professor of History.
* AdaptationalHeroism: In ''Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow'', Ichabod is portrayed as a selfish GoldDigger who wanted to get the daughter and land of a wealthy farmer. This version is shown to have more honorable motivations.
* AgentMulder: It helps that, skeptic though he was in his own day, he has...well, let's just say he's seen and been through a lot.
* {{Badass}}
* BadassBaritone
* BadassBeard
* BadassBookworm: Ichabod was a History professor before he was conscripted.
* BadassLongcoat: Rarely seen without it.
* BadassTeacher: Both his original pre-war occupation and his modern-era cover story.
* BerserkButton: Modern history's version of the Revolutionary War era, taxes on food and having to buy water.
* BlueBlood: He was part of the English nobility. Didn't really like it, though, and he doesn't miss the fox-hunting.
* BornInTheWrongCentury: Inverted. Ichabod is uncommonly open-minded and progressive for having been born in the 18th century, which is a very good thing when he wakes up in the 21st century and has to work with a black female police officer. He still has trouble adjusting, but he does fairly well for a man who slept through just about every civil rights movement. He was also friends with Native Americans.
* BrokenPedestal: PlayedForLaughs with Ichabod and Thomas Jefferson, after the former finds out that the latter not only fathered six children by one of his slaves, but also took a quote of Ichabod's and claimed it as his own. Ichabod initially tries to discount the former as "prurient gossip" until Irving gives him a Cliff Notes on DNA and how it proves Sally Hemmings' children were Jefferson's.
* BuriedAlive: At the end of Season 1. For extra irony, it's his son's former grave.
* TheChosenOne: Ichabod believes that he and Abbie are the two Witnesses foretold in the [[Literature/TheBible Book of Revelation]].
* TheComicallySerious: Ichabod is extremely poised despite the modern world's attempt to fluster him.
* DeadpanSnarker: Can be just as snarky as Abbie. Let's just say:
-->Ichabod: "Yours isn't the first generation to invent sarcasm."
* DefectorFromDecadence: In this interpretation, Ichabod started out as a British soldier before coming to agree with the American revolutionaries and switching sides.
* DisappearedDad: His son Jeremy was born after the Battle of Lexington and, until "Sanctuary," he doesn't even know that he had one.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Although he has adapted to a surprising degree. He still doesn't understand or anticipate everything, but he's not floundering and freaking out.
* TheFutureIsShocking: Averted, largely. He takes his time displacement in stride and is more bemused rather than overwhelmed by the changes in American society and technology. However, the plastic packaging on his newly-purchased razor quickly frustrates him. He is unnerved by computers and the Internet, though.
* GentlemanSnarker
* TheGump: Name an American historical figure or event; chances are that Crane has met them or influenced their outcome in some way.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Ichabod is at least a foot taller than Abbie.
* HeroicBSOD: Has a noticeable one when he finds out [[BigBadFriend Abraham is the Horseman of Death]]. Same thing happens when he finds out his son is dead.
* IconicOutfit: It's already impossible to imagine him without the longcoat.
* IHaveNoIdeaWhatImDoing: Abbie lets Ichabod use a computer:
-->'''Ichabod:''' Lieutenant, I may have done something catastrophic.
* LimitedWardrobe: He's always wearing the same clothes he was buried in. In the fifth episode, he asks Abbie if he looks out of place in this century; while reassuring him he looks fine, Abbie does say that a change of clothes wouldn't hurt, so this may change soon. Two words: skinny jeans. Ichabod is visibly uncomfortable with them and ends up in a similar outfit to his initial one, but he keeps his coat.
* MrFanservice: Because there is a perfectly good reason to see Ichabod wet and wearing just a towel.
* MyGreatestFailure: Ichabod defected from the British after failing to save Arthur Bernard, the man who showed him the truth about the SecretWar, and he's carried that guilt ever since; in fact, that's what Death's been using to keep the two of them linked. In "The Sin Eater," Henry Parrish channels Bernard's spirit to help Ichabod let go of his guilt, severing the link.
* {{Omniglot}}: He speaks several languages, including Greek and Middle English, due to having PhotographicMemory.
* PapaWolf: When he learns Katrina had a son, he makes Moloch's minion regret ''ever'' screwing with them.
* PhotographicMemory: Although being a physician and a gentleman, learning multiple ancient languages would have been par for the course. The memory just helps explain why he remembers all the myriad tiny details of the mystic stuff happening during the Revolution that are still quite relevant today and why he can draw a map from memory to the exact detail.
* SealedGoodInACan: Basically what happened to Ichabod--his blood mixed with the Horseman's when he cut off his head, linking them, so Katrina had to put Ichabod in a sort of stasis to keep the Horseman sealed in its own can. However, its awakening caused Ichabod to awaken as well.
* SesquipedalianSmith
* SherlockScan: This a talent of Ichabod's. In "The Sin Eater," from a quick study, he is able to determine the surname of his captor, his lineage, his occupation and that he is a Freemason.
* TheSnarkKnight: For a guy with a vocabulary two centuries out of date, he can handle himself quite well.
* [[TallDarkAndHandsome Tall, Dark and British]]: Described as such by Jenny.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Most of Ichabod's snark is aimed at modern inventions and ways.
-->'''Ichabod to Abbie:''' The extent of which your generation has defiled this earth is truly mind-boggling.
* UnwittingPawn: He played right into Parrish's hands most of all.
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[[folder:Abbie]]
!!Lt. Grace Abigail "Abbie" Mills
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"I'm trying to hold onto my sanity! Not to mention my job."'']]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Nicole Beharie & Jahnee Wallace

A life long resident of Sleepy Hollow. She was about to transfer to the FBI but due to the changes in the sleepy town has come to accept her role in the fight against the Horseman as the second Witness to the Apocalypse. Abbie is the driving force in the future of understanding the new Sleepy Hollow.
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* ActionGirl: Facing a {{Badass}}, creepy-ass Mohawk demon? Gun that sucker down.
* AgentScully: It's explained as a decades-old habit from childhood, learned in order to defend herself from the twin evils of psychiatry and the foster system.
* AloofBigSister: To Jenny.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She doesn't get close to people. Again, explained by her childhood.
* AmbiguouslyBi: Ichabod managed to get from the desktop of Abbie's laptop to a female sex-chat video operator with just a little bit of keyboard flailing, which is only possible if (after pushing aside simple RuleOfFunny,) Abbie already had the site bookmarked (and paid for the access) and/or it was the last site she had open when she shut down the browser, so it has fans wondering what Abbie was doing on the site in the first place...
* BadassAdorable: She's a trained cop and handy with a gun, but she's also cute and tiny with big PuppyDogEyes.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: In her flashback, she was a remarkably cute homeless drug addict.
* BrokenBird: Abbie is still very much affected by her encounter in the woods when she was a kid.
* TheChosenOne: According to Ichabod, Abbie is the second witness.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She saw the trees and Moloch in high school, was pretty much ostracized after the fact because of it, then turned to drugs and running with bad people to just try and forget before she was arrested and managed to turn her life around.
* DeadpanSnarker: She tells Ghost Corbin to only haunt her if he's going to be helpful.
* DeadGuyJunior: "Sanctuary" reveals that she's named after her ancestor Grace Dixon.
* DoNotCallMePaul: Her first name is "Grace," but she prefers to be called "Abbie."
* ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl: She's strong-willed, vulnerable and is supernaturally touched.
* FairCop
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Played with. Abbie and Jenny ''both'' saw Moloch in the woods. They both went on to become troubled women. Thanks to Corbin, Abbie found a better path and became a cop.
* FormerTeenRebel
* FosterKid: Deconstructed. Abbie had a number of problems in her youth (drugs, alcohol, crime) stemming from a lack of a stable home or dependable guardians. She turned her back on Jenny because she didn't want to be put back in the system.
* HeroicNeutral: She was going to leave Sleepy Hollow for Quantico and not deal with what was going on, but after the events of the pilot, she decides to stay.
* HeroicSacrifice: She settles for one in "Bad Blood," but of a non-lethal variety.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Ichabod.
* ISeeDeadPeople: She sees and communicates with Corbin's spirit the end of "Blood Moon."
* MoralityPet: Possibly to Andy. In "Blood Moon," he appears behind her when she's looking for Serilda but does nothing to stop her.
* MyGreatestFailure: Abbie pretended she saw nothing and let her sister Jenny get taken away and committed for insisting they saw a demon in the woods. It nigh-permanently damaged their relationship, to the point where they stopped speaking altogether after ending up on opposite sides of the law.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: She's only 5'1, but she proves to be more than capable in a shootout.
* RaisedCatholic: She mentions that her mom had her and Jenny attend Bible classes.
* ReformedCriminal: She was arrested after trying to rob a pharmacy when she was a teenager, but she's turned her life around since then.
* SiblingTeam: With Jenny in "The Sin Eater" and "Necromancer."
* UnwittingPawn: To Parrish.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Haunted Houses?]]: She ''really'' doesn't like them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Frank]]
!!Capt. Frank Irving
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"This goes without saying, but in your description of events, let's make sure that the perp isn't headless."'']]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/OrlandoJones

->''"You know, there are two things in life I believe a person should hold on to for as long as possible: virginity and skepticism. Surprisingly, I already lost the first thing so I'm going to hold on for the second one as long as possible."''

The chief of the Sleepy Hollow police department (yet affiliated with the New York State Police) who is initially skeptical of Crane and Mill's assertions. He later discovers the supernatural truth of them when the three of them confront, battle, and trap the Horseman.
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* ActionDad: He has a young daughter.
* AffectionateNickname: Macey is fond of calling him "Popski."
* AgentScully: Even more than Abbie.
* AngryBlackMan: He's often rather irritated. It's a little hard to blame him, though.
* {{Badass}}: Probably the biggest on the show, managing to hold his ground against the Horseman.
* DaChief
* DeadpanSnarker
* FairCop
* MeaningfulName: He's presumably named after [[Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow Washington Irving]].
* PapaWolf: He doesn't take kindly to demons threatening Macey. He also takes the fall for the actions of a [[DemonicPossession possessed]] Macey in the Season 1 finale.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In "John Doe," Captain Irving not only deflects questions about Ichabod's qualifications as a police consultant, but makes arrangements allowing Abbie to abduct two quarantined patients from CDC custody based only on her ''hunch'' of how to supernaturally cure them. Once he sees the Horseman in action with his own eyes, he's quick to help Abby and Ichabod.
* SkepticNoLonger: He's now seen the Horseman with his own eyes, so he can no longer insist that the Horseman isn't real.
* TheSnarkKnight: A lot of the time he fills the role of cynical commentator.
* TallDarkAndSnarky
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Katrina]]
!!Katrina Crane née Van Tassel
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"I am a Quaker, sir. I fight for the conviction that every man is free."'']]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Katia Winter

Ichabod's wife and secret witch who cast the spell to bind Ichabod to the Horseman. She appears to him in dreams in the present, claiming that she is trapped in a place between worlds and can only be freed with the defeat of the Horseman.
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: See Ichabod's entry.
* AdaptationalBadass: The source material describes Katrina simply as the daughter of a wealthy farmer. This version is now a witch and the leader of the good coven in Sleepy Hollow.
* AmbiguouslyJewish: She claims to be a Quaker when she first meets Ichabod, but she's shown buried in a Jewish cemetery. Possibly justified in that her maiden name indicates that she is of Dutch ancestry, and Amsterdam had one of the largest, most prosperous and most assimilated Jewish communities in Europe prior to WorldWarII.
* BigGood: Was the leader of the Radiant Heart, the good coven of Sleepy Hollow.
* BreakTheCutie: Watching her husband sort-of-die and then being trapped in purgatory. And ''before'' being trapped, giving birth to a child she can't raise because being associated with her is dangerous for him. Then said child is punished anyway and buried alive. And when her family is finally altogether after so many years? Her son betrays her to Death for [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom (understandably)]] causing ALL of his problems and then buries her husband alive in his old grave.]] [[TraumaCongaLine Fate itself seems out to get Katrina.]]
* BurnTheWitch: Katrina was convicted of witchcraft, and though she is still able to contact Ichabod and there's no body in her grave, according to her headstone, she was burned alive.
* DistressedDamsel: Katrina can't catch a break.
* HospitalHottie: She was a nurse during the war.
* HotWitch
* IHaveYourWife: Moloch is holding her hostage in Purgatory as a reward for the Horseman.
* MissingMom: To her son Jeremy.
* [[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou Mommy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You]]: Katrina's coven went after her for messing with Ichabod's fate and she left Jeremy with Grace Dixon (Abbie's ancestor), so that he didn't have to live life as a fugitive.
* [[MrExposition Ms Exposition]]: One of her key roles is to appear and warn Ichabod about whatever evil force is next due to arrive.
* MySecretPregnancy: "Sanctuary" reveals that she hid the fact that she was pregnant and secretly gave birth to a son.
* MysteriousPast: We don't know much about her other than the fact that she was a Quaker, served as a nurse during the war and and used to be engaged to Ichabod's best friend.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero[=/=]UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: If she hadn't broken off her engagement with Abraham, he and Ichabod wouldn't have dueled and Abraham wouldn't have fallen in with the Hessians, sold his soul to Moloch, become Death, the works. In her defense, she wanted to MarryForLove.
* ProperLady: She does have hints of SpiritedYoungLady with the way she stood up to Ichabod the first time she met him and how she broke off her arranged engagement because she wanted to {{marry for love}}.
* NeverFoundTheBody: She wasn't in her grave, and it's likely that she was never [[BurnTheWitch burned]], which means Ichabod has no idea where his wife might lay. Turns out she was in Purgatory, and is now in the real world with Ichabod. [[SarcasmMode Except for the fact that he's been buried alive and she's been taken by the Headless Horseman, everything's peachy!]]
* {{Red Headed Hero}}ine
* SealedGoodInACan: Katrina was trapped in another world by her own coven.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead
* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: She has a son after Ichabod's fatal encounter with the Horseman.
* SpiritAdvisor: Katrina's soul was trapped in [[MirrorWorld Purgatory]] by her own coven, but she can occasionally contact Ichabod.
* UnwittingPawn: To Parrish.
* WitchSpecies: Katrina's powers are apparently genetic, as seen by her son Jeremy inheriting her abilities.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jenny]]
!!Jennifer 'Jenny' Mills
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Remember I told you one time this town was going to go straight to hell? I hate being right."'']]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Lyndie Greenwood & India Scandrick

->''" I have more than faith. I'm a mental patient with a gun."''

Abbie's younger sister who was confined in an institution for mental patients. They both witnessed the rise of the second Horseman when they were children. She briefly broke out of the institution, but has since returned after Abbie assured Jenny that she accepted what they had seen and would work to get her released legally. She eventually told Abbie that she was once possessed by a demon that told her to kill her sister and that she would purposely get herself arrested to protect her. She later takes part in helping to solve the mysteries surrounding the Horseman.
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* ActionGirl
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* {{Badass}}: She steadily trains in her hospital room, tricks a nurse into thinking she'd taken her meds, and then starts doing pull-ups on the window. She barely flinches when Moloch interrupts her.
** She also holds her own in "Necromancer."
* BrainyBrunette: She's well-versed on Sleepy Hollow artifacts.
* BrokenBird
* BrutalHonesty: She's not hesitant to say what she thinks.
* TheCassandra: She saw Moloch in the woods and knows about the impending Apocalypse, but no one believes her and she's institutionalized because of it.
* CrazySurvivalist: How she is seen. She's definitely a survivalist, if not crazy. She's also associated with a group of Crazy Survivalists in the past.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Abbie and Jenny were burgeoning delinquents getting in and out of trouble until their episode in the woods, which separated them and left scars on them both.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DemonicPossession: "Vessel" shows that a demon named Ancitif possessed Jenny on and off for years.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[{{Terminator 2}} Sarah Connor]]. Jenny is [[EstablishingCharacterMoment first introduced]] locked in a mental institution, working out to prepare to fight her enemy. She's also been trained all over the world to prepare for the Apocalypse. She later [[DungeonBypass cuts a hole in the ceiling to get out of her room]].
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Played with. Abbie and Jenny ''both'' saw Moloch in the woods. They both went on to become troubled women. Abbie turned her life around while Jenny sank deeper into her "insanity" and stole survival gear in preparation for the End of Days.
* FosterKid
* TheLadette: Jenny is a tough fighter and she certainly loves her guns, even quipping that she thinks the guns that Irving loaned her were a gift.
-->'''Irving:''' Cigars are a gift. Jewelry is a gift.\\
'''Jenny:''' Maybe I'm a different kind of girl.
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Little Sister Instinct]]: In "The Vessel", Jenny reveals that she purposefully got herself institutionalized so that Ancitif wouldn't make her hurt Abbie.
* TheNicknamer: Ichabod seems to be her favorite target.
* TheOphelia: Averted. While she was institutionalized after she and Abbie saw the four trees in the woods, Abbie was the one to go into denial and delude herself, while Jenny had the entirely sane reaction of preparing for the upcoming Apocalypse.
* PromotionToOpeningTitles: Promoted to series regular for Season 2.
* QuirkyCurls
* RaisedCatholic: She can even recite passages by heart, specifically the Book of Revelation.
* SiblingTeam: With Abbie in "The Sin Eater" and "Necromancer."
* UnwittingPawn: To Parrish.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jeremy]]
!!Jeremy Crane[=/=]Henry Parrish
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"War isn't coming to Sleepy Hollow. It's been here all along waiting to take form."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/JohnNoble, Braden Fitzgerald & Danny Rawley

->''"Now you'll know what it is to lose faith. When it's gone, you have nothing. And when you have nothing, there's nothing holding you back from what you're capable of."''

A Sin Eater who helped Crane break the curse connecting him with the Headless Horseman. Later, Parrish was revealed to be Katrina and Ichabod's son, Jeremy Crane, and the Second of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, War, bitter over how his parents' actions led to him being trapped in a coffin for two centuries in a state of living death until he was released by Moloch.
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* AndIMustScream: Coupled with BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil, he was left nearly dead, with his heart stopped, feeding on just the vines that crept into his pine box for two hundred years until Moloch found and resurrected him on the day Abbie and Jenny saw him (Moloch).
* AntagonisticOffspring: To Ichabod and Katrina.
* BadassGrandpa: An evil version, but badass nonetheless due to being the Horseman of freakin' ''War''.
* BatmanGambit: Played like a pro on our heroes.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He's not the gentle old fuddy-duddy he appears to be; he's a ruthless and crafty enemy.
* BlessedWithSuck: He has the ability to see the sins of others, but it's taken a hefty psychological toll and led him to become a recluse; although his status as a hermit may have been part of the ruse, he doesn't seem to want to interact with people all that much even in his real persona.
* BloodMagic: His blood created the Golem and let him survive the witches' hex.
* ChekhovsGunman: He was the owner of the distorted hand that reached out of the earth when Abbie and Jenny saw Moloch for the first time, as they were witness to his resurrection as the Horseman of War.
* EvilAllAlong: Henry Parrish is Jeremy Crane, the Horseman of War.
-->''"War isn't coming to Sleepy Hollow. It's been here waiting all along."''
* EvilSoundsDeep: Comes of being played by John Noble.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: When Jeremy was resurrected, the church he stumbled upon (the church of Abbie's ancestors) was St. Henry's Parrish. He took his name from there. Jenny figures it out, but Headless shoots out her tires causing her to have an accident before she can tell Abbie.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: A lot of other things make a lot more sense when you realize he was a man OnlyMostlyDead for a long time. The episode where he reveals himself also shows a couple of his deliberate hints.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: He wears a pair of thick glasses.
* HatesBeingTouched: Only out of necessity, though. He's very sensitive to seeing sins and touch only makes it worse.
* TheHermit: He's largely become one as a result of his powers.
* LukeYouAreMyFather: To Ichabod and Katrina.
* ManipulativeBastard: Plays Ichabod, Abbie, Jenny and Katrina like a Ukelele in Season One.
* MeaningfulName: Henry ''Parrish'', the ''Sin'' Eater. Actually in-universe, as he picked this name after the orphanage in which he was raised, St. Henry's Parish.
* PromotionToOpeningTitles: Promoted to series regular for Season Two.
* TragicVillain: Jeremy truly has had a tragic life: raised in an abusive orphanage, tormented by powers he doesn't understand with only a living doll for company and eventually buried alive for two centuries. It's little wonder he's so angry and tortured.
* TheUnfettered: He doesn't bat an eye at trading his mother away or burying his father alive.
* WalkingSpoiler: From the Season One finale onwards.
* WitchSpecies: A given considering who his mother is.
* YoureNotMyFather: To Ichabod and Katrina during the reveal. He says that Moloch is his real daddy.
[[/folder]]

!Sleepy Hollow Police Department

[[folder:Morales]]
!!Det. Luke Morales
->'''Portrayed by:''' Nicholas Gonzalez

Abbie's co-worker and ex-boyfriend.
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* FairCop
* InspectorJavert: Starts nosing around trying to figure out [[FishOutOfTemporalWater Ichabod's background]].
* {{Jerkass}}: A bit. He pranks Captain Irving and makes fun of Ichabod.
* SanitySlippage: He's badly shaken after his confrontation with Brooks and he's beginning to question what happened. And now that he was [[DemonicPossession possessed]] and the demon inhabiting him killed a fellow cop and attacked Macey]], it's going to get even worse.
* WorkingWithTheEx: Abbie is his ex-girlfriend.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Brooks]]
!!Andrew 'Andy' Brooks
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->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/JohnCho

Abbie's co-worker and friend. He was revealed to be affiliated with the coven that resurrected the Horseman and, despite having his neck broken in the pilot for his failure, has since returned as an undead being to aid other spirits in their efforts to be reborn.
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* AgentScully: Except [[SubvertedTrope not really]], since he ''works'' for a demon after all.
* ApologeticAttacker: He's rather reluctant in following the Moloch's orders; so far, he's apologized in one way or another to all his victims.
* BodyHorror: Moloch resurrects Brooks in "Blood Moon." Problem is, he doesn't restore his completely snapped neck until ''after'' he's been resurrected. In "The Indispensable Man," he is transformed into a more distorted form of himself with an "egg"-like head.
* CameBackWrong: Brooks is left considerably less than human after being resurrected by Moloch.
* DeadpanSnarker: "[[SarcasmMode No, really. I don't need any help as long as you're comfortable]]." Said to a 200-year-old homicidal witch.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Notably when revived as a zombie.
* FairCop
* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: After the small twist in the first episode that he's working for a demon, he's seen frequently in other episodes.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: He is simultaneously forced to work for Moloch and wanting to help Abbie. This results in him alternating unpredictably between being helpful and being a minor antagonist
* TheMole: For Moloch.
* MouthOfSauron: Brooks acts as a medium for the Horseman to speak through.
* NobleDemon: Possibly. Doesn't seem to enjoy his job as a demon gofer and seems to genuinely want to help Abbie.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent
* TheRenfield: Essentially plays this role to the BigBad in a non-vampire example.
* VillainousCrush: Seems to have an unrequited romantic interest in Abbie.
** Confirmed in "The Indispensable Man."
* VillainousRescue: Stops the Horseman from killing Ichabod in "Necromancer."
* YouHaveFailedMe: Moloch kills him.
** BackFromTheDead: And revives him presumably out of [[PragmaticVillainy pragmatism]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Corbin]]
!!Sheriff August Corbin
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"My clock has its own schedule."'']]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/ClancyBrown

Abbie's mentor and father figure. He was decapitated by the Horseman during the Horseman's return. He was apparently aware of the secrets of Sleepy Hollow and collected extensive records.
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* AgentMulder: That said, [[WeNeedToGetProof he stockpiles data and as much proof as he can find]].
* TheChessmaster: While he was TheObiWan to Abbie, he was secretly also TheObiWan to her sister Jenny, orchestrating things so that they'd eventually have to work together and begin to mend the rift in their relationship.
* AFatherToHisMen: Abbie looked up to him as a father figure.
* MentorOccupationalHazard
* TheObiWan: To Abbie and to Jenny.
* OffWithHisHead
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: He appears as a ghost to Abbie--and only Abbie, so far.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Abbie.
-->'''Abbie:''' I got more fathering in five minutes than I did my whole life.
** He's also revealed to be one to Jenny.
* SpiritAdvisor: To Abbie.
[[/folder]]

!Other Characters

[[folder:Macey]]
!!Macey Irving
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->'''Played By:''' Amandla Stenberg

The daughter of Cynthia and Frank Irving. She is in a wheelchair after being hit by a car. Her parents are divorced and she lives with her mother.
----
* AffectionateNickname: Irving often calls her "little bean."
* BlackAndNerdy: Macey gets top grades and is hoping to join an AP science class.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Downplayed. She's snarky when confronting Jenny, whom she thinks is her dad's new girlfriend, and she has some issues with Irving, but other than that, she's still a sweet girl who's usually easy to get along with.
* DaddysGirl: While she has her issues with Irving, she's quite close with him.
* DemonicPossession: She gets possessed in "Vessel" when Irving fails to deliver Washington's Bible to Ancitif. Thankfully, Ichabod and the Mills sisters stop Ancitif in time.
* DisabledSnarker[=/=]LittleMissSnarker: To an extent. She's certainly not afraid to speak her mind.
* NiceHat: She's seen wearing one in each appearance.
* PluckyGirl: She's very upbeat and is quick to tell Irving that she's going to come out strong.
-->"I mean, no matter how scary this gets, I'm not gonna let this thing beat me, right? I'm gonna keep fighting."
* QuirkyCurls
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cynthia]]
!!Cynthia Irving
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->'''Played By:''' Jill Marie Jones

* AmicableExes: While she does take issue with Irving keeping things from her, they get along for the sake of their daughter.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* HelloAttorney
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: At least until "Vessel" after she sees Macey's possession first hand.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lena]]
!!Lena Gilbert
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->'''Played By:''' Erin Cahill

* AscendedExtra: Appeared in one episode in Season 1, but is going to be a recurring character in Season 2.
* BreakTheCutie: Having a tree demon kidnap you and keep you locked in a closet for days after killing your driver, while sticking you with very painful thorns, will definitely traumatize a person.
* SpoiledSweet
* HeroesWantRedheads
* TokenWhite: She is the only white woman who isn't evil, dead or stuck in limbo.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Averted as she lives.
* TooDumbToLive[=/=]GenreBlindness: Maybe going into a a haunted house isn't such a good idea, Lena.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rutledge]]
!!J Rutledge
->'''Played By:''' James Frain

* ApologeticAttacker: He's genuinely upset about kidnapping Crane.
* CharacterDeath: Unfortunately, it looks like his was one of the heads that the Horseman [[OffWithHisHead took]] and [[{{Squick}} hollowed out to create a lantern]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He wants Crane to kill himself but only to destroy the Horseman.
[[/folder]]

!The Founding Fathers and Ichabod's contemporaries

[[folder:George Washington]]
!![[{{UsefulNotes/George Washington}} George Washington]]

* {{Badass}}: In RealLife and in the show
* BadassInCharge
* BadassNormal: A normal man tasked with leading Ichabod and other members of the American Revolutionary forces in a secret war against Moloch and his minions to prevent the Apocalypse, all ''in addition'' to the commanding US forces in the more conventional battles of the Revolution
* TheChessmaster: The writers took General Washington's RealLife skill at this trope and applied it towards making him the BadassNormal commander of a Revolutionary-era effort to fight off demons, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and other supernatural threats in order to prevent the end of the world.
* {{Cincinnatus}}: President Washington's RealLife embodiment of this trope and admiration for the TropeNamer Cincinnatus served as a clue to solving a mystery in the penultimate episode of Season One.
* CoolOldGuy
* HistoricalBadassUpgrade: General Washington accomplished many great things in RealLife; the show adds "battling the supernatural" to his already distinguished resume.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* PosthumousCharacter
* SecretKeeper: In the penultimate episode of Season One, we learn that George Washington was aware that Ichabod was destined to become a Witness.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Benjamin Franklin]]
!![[UsefulNotes/BenjaminFranklin Benjamin Franklin]]

* HistoricalInJoke: The old "Tied a key to a kite in a storm" story? Actually happened. But he wasn't trying to prove where electricity came from. He was trying to [[spoiler:destroy The Ghenna Key.]]
[[/folder]]
!Supernatural Creatures

[[folder:Moloch]]
!!Moloch
->'''Portrayed by:''' D.J. Mifflin

"The God Demon of Child Sacrifice," with the goal to bring forward the Apocalypse. As such, he was responsible for the raising of the Headless Horseman.

Moloch's appearance is blurred out, but he appears as a humanoid, with claws, horns, and demonic voice, speaking Greek. It has demonstrated invisibility, knowledge in magic spells, telekinesis, teleportation, and massive strength. He resides in the parallel dimenson known as "Purgatory."
----
* BigBad: The entire plot revolves around his attempts to begin the Apocalypse, even though [[DragonInChief Death]] is the most-seen threat.
* BadBoss: Failure is a one-way street with him.
* BlackSpeech: He speaks in a distorted and inhuman language, but also can speak in English.
* TheBlank: He's been described as faceless, but since he's only ever been seen blurred-out, the audience can't be sure.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Well, he is a demon after all.
* HiddenAgendaVillain: Nobody has figured out yet why he's trying to trigger the Apocalypse.
* HornedHumanoid
* LargeAndInCharge: Towers over every other character he's been seen near.
* MeaningfulName: He gains a name in the fourth episode. ''Moloch'' means "king" and the Canaanite god is known for child sacrifice.
* MirrorWorld: Lives in one.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Lives in a MirrorWorld in {{Purgatory}}, but can interact with the mortal realm as well.
* PragmaticVillainy: One reason he may have revived Brooks. Spies and gofers are useful after all, even if they're zombies.
* {{Undercrank}}: Used to [[NightmareFuel terrifying]] effect for his movements, at some points.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Sandman]]
!!Ro'kenhronteys/The Sandman
->'''Played By:''' Marti Matulis

->''"You have been weighed on the scales and found...wanting."''

An evil dream spirit, attacking people in their dreams.
----
* TheBlank: Partially, since the place his mouth would be is covered by a flap of skin.
** EyelessFace: He has two dark and empty eye sockets, which he also inflicts on his victims.
* CreepilyLongArms
* DrivenToSuicide: What he ultimately does to people.
* EyeScream: What he does to his victims, and once they've died, their eyes will essentially deflate and show the sand that was inside them.
* HumanoidAbomination
* SadlyMythtaken: No such creature exists in any version of Mohawk mythology.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Golem]]
!!The Golem
->'''Played By:''' Derek Mears

A vicious beast resembling a humanoid stitched doll. He was the protector of Ichabod's son Jeremy.
----
* BloodMagic: The method by which he is created, and how he is killed.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: By Ichabod, using a shard of glass stained with blood.
* PapaWolf: With Ichabod gone, the Golem served as the closest thing Jeremy had to a father, acting as his tireless protector.
* SadlyMythtaken: its resemblance to the traditional Golem of Jewish lore is...tenuous, at best
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ancitif]]
!!Ancitif
->'''Played By:''' Lyndie Greenwood, Judd Lormand, Karen Beyer, Matthew Mercurio, Michael Roark, Nicholas Gonzalez, Amandla Stenberg, Nydia [=McFadden=]

A demon of possession and a lieutenant of Moloch.
----
* ArchEnemy: To Jenny.
* BodySurf: It's whole schtick. Ancitif jumps from body to body via touch.
* EvilSoundsDeep: No matter what body it's possessing, Ancitif has a deep baritone.
* IShallTauntYou: It likes to do this.
[[/folder]]

!The Horsemen

[[folder:The Headless Horseman]]
!!Abraham Van Brunt AKA The Headless Horseman/Death
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->'''Played By:''' Jeremy Owens, Craig Branham, Richard Cetrone & Neil Jackson

An undead man who sold his soul to Moloch after being killed by The Shadow Warriors. His head was later severed by his former best friend, a former history professor-turned Revolutionary War captain Ichabod Crane, causing him to become known as the Headless Horseman.

Both Abraham and Crane were later resurrected in 21st-century Sleepy Hollow, where he was revealed to be the First of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Death.
----
* AdaptationalVillainy: In ''Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow'', Abraham was the local hero who played a prank on Ichabod by pretending to be the Headless Horseman. This version of Abraham ''is'' the Headless Horseman.
* ArchEnemy: To Ichabod.
* AnAxeToGrind: The Horseman's super-heated broad axe.
** [[FlamingSword Flaming Axe]]: It goes to 500 degrees, as mentioned above.
* {{Badass}}: The Horseman is pretty much a force of nature, both in life and death.
** BadassLongcoat: A Redcoat of the British army, to be specific.
* BaldOfEvil: Back when he had a head.
* BigBadFriend: Abraham was once Ichabod's best friend before dying and selling his soul.
** DragonInChief: He's technically a subordinate to Moloch, but he is the main threat until the Season 1 finale.
* CombatPragmatist: Expect him to open fire on an unarmed foe very often.
* CoDragons: With the other HorsemenOfTheApocalypse.
* DealWithTheDevil: He made a deal with Moloch in order to get what he wanted most--Katrina.
* DisposableFiance: Katrina broke off their engagement because she wanted to MarryForLove.
* EntitledToHaveYou: His attitude towards Katrina.
* EvilFormerFriend: Abraham was a friend of Ichabod, and now he's his worst enemy.
* FallenHero: He and Ichabod were once on the same side.
* ForgottenFriendNewFoe[=/=]WeUsedToBeFriends: With Ichabod.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: He's actually Ichabod's old best friend Abraham. He was left heartbroken by Katrina rejecting him after their relationship seemed so strong and lost his temper during a mission when Ichabod admitted that Katrina had rejected Abraham for him. Him losing it resulted in him being shot and captured by Moloch's Hessians, at which point he made a DealWithTheDevil and became the Horseman of Death out of anger, jealousy, heartache and a desire for vengeance.
* GeniusBruiser: Had to be one to learn how to wield modern weaponry expertly in less than a week after previously only being familiar with 18th century weaponry.
* HeadlessHorseman: Obviously.
* TheHeavy: The Horseman isn't ''technically'' the main villain, but he drives much of the plot and is the ArchEnemy for Ichabod and Abbie.
* HellBentForLeather: Wears leather in the present day.
* HellishHorse: His "pale horse" has bright red eyes.
* HopelessSuitor: With a touch of UnrequitedTragicMaiden, but he seemed more interested in [[EntitledToHaveYou possessing Katrina]] than having her return his feelings.
* HorsemenOfTheApocalypse: The Horseman is interpreted as one of them (Death, specifically).
* ImplacableMan: Ichabod at one point says "''Nothing'' will stop the Horseman," which isn't a hyperbole at ''all''.
* LosingYourHead: Couldn't be a ''Headless'' Horseman without this.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Katrina's rejection lead him to make a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with Moloch]] and become the Horseman.
* MalevolentMaskedMan: In life, with a blackened skull mask.
* MenacingStroll: He never runs.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Why he wants to kill Ichabod.
* NoNameGiven[=/=]OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Subverted. Unlike in the original story, we do get an origin for the Horseman.
* OffWithHisHead: Crane himself relieves the Horseman of his head in this interpretation. The Horseman inflicts it on many other victims throughout.
* ProphetEyes: The Horseman had these when he had a head. The head itself still has them.
* SealedEvilInACan: The Horseman has been locked in a chained-up coffin at the bottom of a river for the last 250 years, but now has been unleashed again by Moloch.
* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: His most recurring weapon (besides the axe) is a shotgun.
* TheVoiceless: Of course, not having a head might have something to do with it, but one should note he was also this in life. As the Horseman, anyway; however, when he speaks through Andy Brooks, it's in a [[EvilSoundsDeep deep, not quite human voice]].
* WalkingArmory: He carries a rather preposterous amount of weapons on his back.
* WalkingSpoiler: Due to his true identity.
* WasOnceAMan: The Headless Horseman was originally Ichabod's friend, Abraham.
* WeakenedByTheLight: The Horseman is burned by sunlight. Hence why he only appears at night.
* {{Yandere}}: For Katrina, enough to sell his soul to Moloch to get her and kill Ichabod.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pestilence]]
!!Pestilence/Conquest
->'''Played By:'''

The Third of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. He appears as a Japanese Samurai wielding a bow riding a black horse.
----
* DarkIsEvil: His armor and his horse.
* TheDreaded: Due to being a Horseman of the Apocalypse.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: The only Horsemen so far who wasn't previously a mortal with ties to Crane.
* MalevolentMaskedMan: Resembles a samurai carrying a bow.
* MysticalPlague: Spreads what may or may not have been the Black Plague across Roanoke Island. Said plague would allow him to manifest in the real world should it successfully spread.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His horse.
* TheSpook: In some ways, more than Death.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:War]]
!!War
->'''Played By:''' John Noble

One of the four horsemen.
----
* AnimatedArmor: Has no body inside his suit of armor. Until Jeremy breaks the second seal, allowing him to take on the armor.
* FlamingSword
[[/folder]]
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[[foldercontrol]]

!Main Cast

[[folder:Crane]]
!!Prof. Ichabod Crane
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"I was born more than two centuries ago and my wife is a prisoner in some otherworldly realm. I'm not stranger to complications."'']]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Tom Mison

A former professor of history at Oxford University prior to the American Revolution, he came to America with the British before switching sides and becoming a spy for the Patriots. Having beheaded the Horseman in 1781, he was brought back to life with the Horseman due to their blood mixing when they died. Despite his skeptical knowledge of the supernatural in life, he has been an invaluable resource following his resurrection due to his detailed knowledge of supernatural traditions.
----
[[index]]
* AbsurdlyYouthfulFather: His son Jeremy is physically an old man while Ichabod himself still appears young.
[[Characters/SleepyHollowMainCast Main Cast]]
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: The Ichabod Crane from the short story is a spindly, lanky, nebbish type. This Crane is played by that guy to the right.
[[Characters/SleepyHollowRecurring Recurring Characters]]
* AdaptationalBadass: To go with his handsome new looks, this Ichabod has gone from a superstitious coward to a centuries-old {{Badass}}. Even his credentials have been bumped up a bit--from simple country schoolteacher to an Oxford professor of History.
* AdaptationalHeroism: In ''Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow'', Ichabod is portrayed as a selfish GoldDigger who wanted to get the daughter and land of a wealthy farmer. This version is shown to have more honorable motivations.
* AgentMulder: It helps that, skeptic though he was in his own day, he has...well, let's just say he's seen and been through a lot.
* {{Badass}}
* BadassBaritone
* BadassBeard
* BadassBookworm: Ichabod was a History professor before he was conscripted.
* BadassLongcoat: Rarely seen without it.
* BadassTeacher: Both his original pre-war occupation and his modern-era cover story.
* BerserkButton: Modern history's version of the Revolutionary War era, taxes on food and having to buy water.
* BlueBlood: He was part of the English nobility. Didn't really like it, though, and he doesn't miss the fox-hunting.
* BornInTheWrongCentury: Inverted. Ichabod is uncommonly open-minded and progressive for having been born in the 18th century, which is a very good thing when he wakes up in the 21st century and has to work with a black female police officer. He still has trouble adjusting, but he does fairly well for a man who slept through just about every civil rights movement. He was also friends with Native Americans.
* BrokenPedestal: PlayedForLaughs with Ichabod and Thomas Jefferson, after the former finds out that the latter not only fathered six children by one of his slaves, but also took a quote of Ichabod's and claimed it as his own. Ichabod initially tries to discount the former as "prurient gossip" until Irving gives him a Cliff Notes on DNA and how it proves Sally Hemmings' children were Jefferson's.
* BuriedAlive: At the end of Season 1. For extra irony, it's his son's former grave.
* TheChosenOne: Ichabod believes that he and Abbie are the two Witnesses foretold in the [[Literature/TheBible Book of Revelation]].
* TheComicallySerious: Ichabod is extremely poised despite the modern world's attempt to fluster him.
* DeadpanSnarker: Can be just as snarky as Abbie. Let's just say:
-->Ichabod: "Yours isn't the first generation to invent sarcasm."
* DefectorFromDecadence: In this interpretation, Ichabod started out as a British soldier before coming to agree with the American revolutionaries and switching sides.
* DisappearedDad: His son Jeremy was born after the Battle of Lexington and, until "Sanctuary," he doesn't even know that he had one.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Although he has adapted to a surprising degree. He still doesn't understand or anticipate everything, but he's not floundering and freaking out.
* TheFutureIsShocking: Averted, largely. He takes his time displacement in stride and is more bemused rather than overwhelmed by the changes in American society and technology. However, the plastic packaging on his newly-purchased razor quickly frustrates him. He is unnerved by computers and the Internet, though.
* GentlemanSnarker
* TheGump: Name an American historical figure or event; chances are that Crane has met them or influenced their outcome in some way.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Ichabod is at least a foot taller than Abbie.
* HeroicBSOD: Has a noticeable one when he finds out [[BigBadFriend Abraham is the Horseman of Death]]. Same thing happens when he finds out his son is dead.
* IconicOutfit: It's already impossible to imagine him without the longcoat.
* IHaveNoIdeaWhatImDoing: Abbie lets Ichabod use a computer:
-->'''Ichabod:''' Lieutenant, I may have done something catastrophic.
* LimitedWardrobe: He's always wearing the same clothes he was buried in. In the fifth episode, he asks Abbie if he looks out of place in this century; while reassuring him he looks fine, Abbie does say that a change of clothes wouldn't hurt, so this may change soon. Two words: skinny jeans. Ichabod is visibly uncomfortable with them and ends up in a similar outfit to his initial one, but he keeps his coat.
* MrFanservice: Because there is a perfectly good reason to see Ichabod wet and wearing just a towel.
* MyGreatestFailure: Ichabod defected from the British after failing to save Arthur Bernard, the man who showed him the truth about the SecretWar, and he's carried that guilt ever since; in fact, that's what Death's been using to keep the two of them linked. In "The Sin Eater," Henry Parrish channels Bernard's spirit to help Ichabod let go of his guilt, severing the link.
* {{Omniglot}}: He speaks several languages, including Greek and Middle English, due to having PhotographicMemory.
* PapaWolf: When he learns Katrina had a son, he makes Moloch's minion regret ''ever'' screwing with them.
* PhotographicMemory: Although being a physician and a gentleman, learning multiple ancient languages would have been par for the course. The memory just helps explain why he remembers all the myriad tiny details of the mystic stuff happening during the Revolution that are still quite relevant today and why he can draw a map from memory to the exact detail.
* SealedGoodInACan: Basically what happened to Ichabod--his blood mixed with the Horseman's when he cut off his head, linking them, so Katrina had to put Ichabod in a sort of stasis to keep the Horseman sealed in its own can. However, its awakening caused Ichabod to awaken as well.
* SesquipedalianSmith
* SherlockScan: This a talent of Ichabod's. In "The Sin Eater," from a quick study, he is able to determine the surname of his captor, his lineage, his occupation and that he is a Freemason.
* TheSnarkKnight: For a guy with a vocabulary two centuries out of date, he can handle himself quite well.
* [[TallDarkAndHandsome Tall, Dark and British]]: Described as such by Jenny.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Most of Ichabod's snark is aimed at modern inventions and ways.
-->'''Ichabod to Abbie:''' The extent of which your generation has defiled this earth is truly mind-boggling.
* UnwittingPawn: He played right into Parrish's hands most of all.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Abbie]]
!!Lt. Grace Abigail "Abbie" Mills
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"I'm trying to hold onto my sanity! Not to mention my job."'']]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Nicole Beharie & Jahnee Wallace

A life long resident of Sleepy Hollow. She was about to transfer to the FBI but due to the changes in the sleepy town has come to accept her role in the fight against the Horseman as the second Witness to the Apocalypse. Abbie is the driving force in the future of understanding the new Sleepy Hollow.
----
* ActionGirl: Facing a {{Badass}}, creepy-ass Mohawk demon? Gun that sucker down.
* AgentScully: It's explained as a decades-old habit from childhood, learned in order to defend herself from the twin evils of psychiatry and the foster system.
* AloofBigSister: To Jenny.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She doesn't get close to people. Again, explained by her childhood.
* AmbiguouslyBi: Ichabod managed to get from the desktop of Abbie's laptop to a female sex-chat video operator with just a little bit of keyboard flailing, which is only possible if (after pushing aside simple RuleOfFunny,) Abbie already had the site bookmarked (and paid for the access) and/or it was the last site she had open when she shut down the browser, so it has fans wondering what Abbie was doing on the site in the first place...
* BadassAdorable: She's a trained cop and handy with a gun, but she's also cute and tiny with big PuppyDogEyes.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: In her flashback, she was a remarkably cute homeless drug addict.
* BrokenBird: Abbie is still very much affected by her encounter in the woods when she was a kid.
* TheChosenOne: According to Ichabod, Abbie is the second witness.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She saw the trees and Moloch in high school, was pretty much ostracized after the fact because of it, then turned to drugs and running with bad people to just try and forget before she was arrested and managed to turn her life around.
* DeadpanSnarker: She tells Ghost Corbin to only haunt her if he's going to be helpful.
* DeadGuyJunior: "Sanctuary" reveals that she's named after her ancestor Grace Dixon.
* DoNotCallMePaul: Her first name is "Grace," but she prefers to be called "Abbie."
* ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl: She's strong-willed, vulnerable and is supernaturally touched.
* FairCop
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Played with. Abbie and Jenny ''both'' saw Moloch in the woods. They both went on to become troubled women. Thanks to Corbin, Abbie found a better path and became a cop.
* FormerTeenRebel
* FosterKid: Deconstructed. Abbie had a number of problems in her youth (drugs, alcohol, crime) stemming from a lack of a stable home or dependable guardians. She turned her back on Jenny because she didn't want to be put back in the system.
* HeroicNeutral: She was going to leave Sleepy Hollow for Quantico and not deal with what was going on, but after the events of the pilot, she decides to stay.
* HeroicSacrifice: She settles for one in "Bad Blood," but of a non-lethal variety.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Ichabod.
* ISeeDeadPeople: She sees and communicates with Corbin's spirit the end of "Blood Moon."
* MoralityPet: Possibly to Andy. In "Blood Moon," he appears behind her when she's looking for Serilda but does nothing to stop her.
* MyGreatestFailure: Abbie pretended she saw nothing and let her sister Jenny get taken away and committed for insisting they saw a demon in the woods. It nigh-permanently damaged their relationship, to the point where they stopped speaking altogether after ending up on opposite sides of the law.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: She's only 5'1, but she proves to be more than capable in a shootout.
* RaisedCatholic: She mentions that her mom had her and Jenny attend Bible classes.
* ReformedCriminal: She was arrested after trying to rob a pharmacy when she was a teenager, but she's turned her life around since then.
* SiblingTeam: With Jenny in "The Sin Eater" and "Necromancer."
* UnwittingPawn: To Parrish.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Haunted Houses?]]: She ''really'' doesn't like them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Frank]]
!!Capt. Frank Irving
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"This goes without saying, but in your description of events, let's make sure that the perp isn't headless."'']]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/OrlandoJones

->''"You know, there are two things in life I believe a person should hold on to for as long as possible: virginity and skepticism. Surprisingly, I already lost the first thing so I'm going to hold on for the second one as long as possible."''

The chief of the Sleepy Hollow police department (yet affiliated with the New York State Police) who is initially skeptical of Crane and Mill's assertions. He later discovers the supernatural truth of them when the three of them confront, battle, and trap the Horseman.
----
* ActionDad: He has a young daughter.
* AffectionateNickname: Macey is fond of calling him "Popski."
* AgentScully: Even more than Abbie.
* AngryBlackMan: He's often rather irritated. It's a little hard to blame him, though.
* {{Badass}}: Probably the biggest on the show, managing to hold his ground against the Horseman.
* DaChief
* DeadpanSnarker
* FairCop
* MeaningfulName: He's presumably named after [[Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow Washington Irving]].
* PapaWolf: He doesn't take kindly to demons threatening Macey. He also takes the fall for the actions of a [[DemonicPossession possessed]] Macey in the Season 1 finale.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In "John Doe," Captain Irving not only deflects questions about Ichabod's qualifications as a police consultant, but makes arrangements allowing Abbie to abduct two quarantined patients from CDC custody based only on her ''hunch'' of how to supernaturally cure them. Once he sees the Horseman in action with his own eyes, he's quick to help Abby and Ichabod.
* SkepticNoLonger: He's now seen the Horseman with his own eyes, so he can no longer insist that the Horseman isn't real.
* TheSnarkKnight: A lot of the time he fills the role of cynical commentator.
* TallDarkAndSnarky
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Katrina]]
!!Katrina Crane née Van Tassel
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"I am a Quaker, sir. I fight for the conviction that every man is free."'']]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Katia Winter

Ichabod's wife and secret witch who cast the spell to bind Ichabod to the Horseman. She appears to him in dreams in the present, claiming that she is trapped in a place between worlds and can only be freed with the defeat of the Horseman.
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: See Ichabod's entry.
* AdaptationalBadass: The source material describes Katrina simply as the daughter of a wealthy farmer. This version is now a witch and the leader of the good coven in Sleepy Hollow.
* AmbiguouslyJewish: She claims to be a Quaker when she first meets Ichabod, but she's shown buried in a Jewish cemetery. Possibly justified in that her maiden name indicates that she is of Dutch ancestry, and Amsterdam had one of the largest, most prosperous and most assimilated Jewish communities in Europe prior to WorldWarII.
* BigGood: Was the leader of the Radiant Heart, the good coven of Sleepy Hollow.
* BreakTheCutie: Watching her husband sort-of-die and then being trapped in purgatory. And ''before'' being trapped, giving birth to a child she can't raise because being associated with her is dangerous for him. Then said child is punished anyway and buried alive. And when her family is finally altogether after so many years? Her son betrays her to Death for [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom (understandably)]] causing ALL of his problems and then buries her husband alive in his old grave.]] [[TraumaCongaLine Fate itself seems out to get Katrina.]]
* BurnTheWitch: Katrina was convicted of witchcraft, and though she is still able to contact Ichabod and there's no body in her grave, according to her headstone, she was burned alive.
* DistressedDamsel: Katrina can't catch a break.
* HospitalHottie: She was a nurse during the war.
* HotWitch
* IHaveYourWife: Moloch is holding her hostage in Purgatory as a reward for the Horseman.
* MissingMom: To her son Jeremy.
* [[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou Mommy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You]]: Katrina's coven went after her for messing with Ichabod's fate and she left Jeremy with Grace Dixon (Abbie's ancestor), so that he didn't have to live life as a fugitive.
* [[MrExposition Ms Exposition]]: One of her key roles is to appear and warn Ichabod about whatever evil force is next due to arrive.
* MySecretPregnancy: "Sanctuary" reveals that she hid the fact that she was pregnant and secretly gave birth to a son.
* MysteriousPast: We don't know much about her other than the fact that she was a Quaker, served as a nurse during the war and and used to be engaged to Ichabod's best friend.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero[=/=]UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: If she hadn't broken off her engagement with Abraham, he and Ichabod wouldn't have dueled and Abraham wouldn't have fallen in with the Hessians, sold his soul to Moloch, become Death, the works. In her defense, she wanted to MarryForLove.
* ProperLady: She does have hints of SpiritedYoungLady with the way she stood up to Ichabod the first time she met him and how she broke off her arranged engagement because she wanted to {{marry for love}}.
* NeverFoundTheBody: She wasn't in her grave, and it's likely that she was never [[BurnTheWitch burned]], which means Ichabod has no idea where his wife might lay. Turns out she was in Purgatory, and is now in the real world with Ichabod. [[SarcasmMode Except for the fact that he's been buried alive and she's been taken by the Headless Horseman, everything's peachy!]]
* {{Red Headed Hero}}ine
* SealedGoodInACan: Katrina was trapped in another world by her own coven.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead
* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: She has a son after Ichabod's fatal encounter with the Horseman.
* SpiritAdvisor: Katrina's soul was trapped in [[MirrorWorld Purgatory]] by her own coven, but she can occasionally contact Ichabod.
* UnwittingPawn: To Parrish.
* WitchSpecies: Katrina's powers are apparently genetic, as seen by her son Jeremy inheriting her abilities.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jenny]]
!!Jennifer 'Jenny' Mills
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Remember I told you one time this town was going to go straight to hell? I hate being right."'']]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Lyndie Greenwood & India Scandrick

->''" I have more than faith. I'm a mental patient with a gun."''

Abbie's younger sister who was confined in an institution for mental patients. They both witnessed the rise of the second Horseman when they were children. She briefly broke out of the institution, but has since returned after Abbie assured Jenny that she accepted what they had seen and would work to get her released legally. She eventually told Abbie that she was once possessed by a demon that told her to kill her sister and that she would purposely get herself arrested to protect her. She later takes part in helping to solve the mysteries surrounding the Horseman.
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* ActionGirl
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* {{Badass}}: She steadily trains in her hospital room, tricks a nurse into thinking she'd taken her meds, and then starts doing pull-ups on the window. She barely flinches when Moloch interrupts her.
** She also holds her own in "Necromancer."
* BrainyBrunette: She's well-versed on Sleepy Hollow artifacts.
* BrokenBird
* BrutalHonesty: She's not hesitant to say what she thinks.
* TheCassandra: She saw Moloch in the woods and knows about the impending Apocalypse, but no one believes her and she's institutionalized because of it.
* CrazySurvivalist: How she is seen. She's definitely a survivalist, if not crazy. She's also associated with a group of Crazy Survivalists in the past.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Abbie and Jenny were burgeoning delinquents getting in and out of trouble until their episode in the woods, which separated them and left scars on them both.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DemonicPossession: "Vessel" shows that a demon named Ancitif possessed Jenny on and off for years.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[{{Terminator 2}} Sarah Connor]]. Jenny is [[EstablishingCharacterMoment first introduced]] locked in a mental institution, working out to prepare to fight her enemy. She's also been trained all over the world to prepare for the Apocalypse. She later [[DungeonBypass cuts a hole in the ceiling to get out of her room]].
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Played with. Abbie and Jenny ''both'' saw Moloch in the woods. They both went on to become troubled women. Abbie turned her life around while Jenny sank deeper into her "insanity" and stole survival gear in preparation for the End of Days.
* FosterKid
* TheLadette: Jenny is a tough fighter and she certainly loves her guns, even quipping that she thinks the guns that Irving loaned her were a gift.
-->'''Irving:''' Cigars are a gift. Jewelry is a gift.\\
'''Jenny:''' Maybe I'm a different kind of girl.
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Little Sister Instinct]]: In "The Vessel", Jenny reveals that she purposefully got herself institutionalized so that Ancitif wouldn't make her hurt Abbie.
* TheNicknamer: Ichabod seems to be her favorite target.
* TheOphelia: Averted. While she was institutionalized after she and Abbie saw the four trees in the woods, Abbie was the one to go into denial and delude herself, while Jenny had the entirely sane reaction of preparing for the upcoming Apocalypse.
* PromotionToOpeningTitles: Promoted to series regular for Season 2.
* QuirkyCurls
* RaisedCatholic: She can even recite passages by heart, specifically the Book of Revelation.
* SiblingTeam: With Abbie in "The Sin Eater" and "Necromancer."
* UnwittingPawn: To Parrish.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jeremy]]
!!Jeremy Crane[=/=]Henry Parrish
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"War isn't coming to Sleepy Hollow. It's been here all along waiting to take form."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/JohnNoble, Braden Fitzgerald & Danny Rawley

->''"Now you'll know what it is to lose faith. When it's gone, you have nothing. And when you have nothing, there's nothing holding you back from what you're capable of."''

A Sin Eater who helped Crane break the curse connecting him with the Headless Horseman. Later, Parrish was revealed to be Katrina and Ichabod's son, Jeremy Crane, and the Second of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, War, bitter over how his parents' actions led to him being trapped in a coffin for two centuries in a state of living death until he was released by Moloch.
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* AndIMustScream: Coupled with BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil, he was left nearly dead, with his heart stopped, feeding on just the vines that crept into his pine box for two hundred years until Moloch found and resurrected him on the day Abbie and Jenny saw him (Moloch).
* AntagonisticOffspring: To Ichabod and Katrina.
* BadassGrandpa: An evil version, but badass nonetheless due to being the Horseman of freakin' ''War''.
* BatmanGambit: Played like a pro on our heroes.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He's not the gentle old fuddy-duddy he appears to be; he's a ruthless and crafty enemy.
* BlessedWithSuck: He has the ability to see the sins of others, but it's taken a hefty psychological toll and led him to become a recluse; although his status as a hermit may have been part of the ruse, he doesn't seem to want to interact with people all that much even in his real persona.
* BloodMagic: His blood created the Golem and let him survive the witches' hex.
* ChekhovsGunman: He was the owner of the distorted hand that reached out of the earth when Abbie and Jenny saw Moloch for the first time, as they were witness to his resurrection as the Horseman of War.
* EvilAllAlong: Henry Parrish is Jeremy Crane, the Horseman of War.
-->''"War isn't coming to Sleepy Hollow. It's been here waiting all along."''
* EvilSoundsDeep: Comes of being played by John Noble.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: When Jeremy was resurrected, the church he stumbled upon (the church of Abbie's ancestors) was St. Henry's Parrish. He took his name from there. Jenny figures it out, but Headless shoots out her tires causing her to have an accident before she can tell Abbie.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: A lot of other things make a lot more sense when you realize he was a man OnlyMostlyDead for a long time. The episode where he reveals himself also shows a couple of his deliberate hints.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: He wears a pair of thick glasses.
* HatesBeingTouched: Only out of necessity, though. He's very sensitive to seeing sins and touch only makes it worse.
* TheHermit: He's largely become one as a result of his powers.
* LukeYouAreMyFather: To Ichabod and Katrina.
* ManipulativeBastard: Plays Ichabod, Abbie, Jenny and Katrina like a Ukelele in Season One.
* MeaningfulName: Henry ''Parrish'', the ''Sin'' Eater. Actually in-universe, as he picked this name after the orphanage in which he was raised, St. Henry's Parish.
* PromotionToOpeningTitles: Promoted to series regular for Season Two.
* TragicVillain: Jeremy truly has had a tragic life: raised in an abusive orphanage, tormented by powers he doesn't understand with only a living doll for company and eventually buried alive for two centuries. It's little wonder he's so angry and tortured.
* TheUnfettered: He doesn't bat an eye at trading his mother away or burying his father alive.
* WalkingSpoiler: From the Season One finale onwards.
* WitchSpecies: A given considering who his mother is.
* YoureNotMyFather: To Ichabod and Katrina during the reveal. He says that Moloch is his real daddy.
[[/folder]]

!Sleepy Hollow Police Department

[[folder:Morales]]
!!Det. Luke Morales
->'''Portrayed by:''' Nicholas Gonzalez

Abbie's co-worker and ex-boyfriend.
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* FairCop
* InspectorJavert: Starts nosing around trying to figure out [[FishOutOfTemporalWater Ichabod's background]].
* {{Jerkass}}: A bit. He pranks Captain Irving and makes fun of Ichabod.
* SanitySlippage: He's badly shaken after his confrontation with Brooks and he's beginning to question what happened. And now that he was [[DemonicPossession possessed]] and the demon inhabiting him killed a fellow cop and attacked Macey]], it's going to get even worse.
* WorkingWithTheEx: Abbie is his ex-girlfriend.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Brooks]]
!!Andrew 'Andy' Brooks
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->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/JohnCho

Abbie's co-worker and friend. He was revealed to be affiliated with the coven that resurrected the Horseman and, despite having his neck broken in the pilot for his failure, has since returned as an undead being to aid other spirits in their efforts to be reborn.
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* AgentScully: Except [[SubvertedTrope not really]], since he ''works'' for a demon after all.
* ApologeticAttacker: He's rather reluctant in following the Moloch's orders; so far, he's apologized in one way or another to all his victims.
* BodyHorror: Moloch resurrects Brooks in "Blood Moon." Problem is, he doesn't restore his completely snapped neck until ''after'' he's been resurrected. In "The Indispensable Man," he is transformed into a more distorted form of himself with an "egg"-like head.
* CameBackWrong: Brooks is left considerably less than human after being resurrected by Moloch.
* DeadpanSnarker: "[[SarcasmMode No, really. I don't need any help as long as you're comfortable]]." Said to a 200-year-old homicidal witch.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Notably when revived as a zombie.
* FairCop
* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: After the small twist in the first episode that he's working for a demon, he's seen frequently in other episodes.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: He is simultaneously forced to work for Moloch and wanting to help Abbie. This results in him alternating unpredictably between being helpful and being a minor antagonist
* TheMole: For Moloch.
* MouthOfSauron: Brooks acts as a medium for the Horseman to speak through.
* NobleDemon: Possibly. Doesn't seem to enjoy his job as a demon gofer and seems to genuinely want to help Abbie.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent
* TheRenfield: Essentially plays this role to the BigBad in a non-vampire example.
* VillainousCrush: Seems to have an unrequited romantic interest in Abbie.
** Confirmed in "The Indispensable Man."
* VillainousRescue: Stops the Horseman from killing Ichabod in "Necromancer."
* YouHaveFailedMe: Moloch kills him.
** BackFromTheDead: And revives him presumably out of [[PragmaticVillainy pragmatism]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Corbin]]
!!Sheriff August Corbin
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"My clock has its own schedule."'']]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/ClancyBrown

Abbie's mentor and father figure. He was decapitated by the Horseman during the Horseman's return. He was apparently aware of the secrets of Sleepy Hollow and collected extensive records.
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* AgentMulder: That said, [[WeNeedToGetProof he stockpiles data and as much proof as he can find]].
* TheChessmaster: While he was TheObiWan to Abbie, he was secretly also TheObiWan to her sister Jenny, orchestrating things so that they'd eventually have to work together and begin to mend the rift in their relationship.
* AFatherToHisMen: Abbie looked up to him as a father figure.
* MentorOccupationalHazard
* TheObiWan: To Abbie and to Jenny.
* OffWithHisHead
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: He appears as a ghost to Abbie--and only Abbie, so far.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Abbie.
-->'''Abbie:''' I got more fathering in five minutes than I did my whole life.
** He's also revealed to be one to Jenny.
* SpiritAdvisor: To Abbie.
[[/folder]]

!Other Characters

[[folder:Macey]]
!!Macey Irving
[[quoteright:305:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/macey-stenberg-sleepy-hollow_6607.jpg]][[caption-width-right:305:''"I mean, no matter how scary this gets, I'm not gonna let this thing beat me, right? I'm gonna keep fighting."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Amandla Stenberg

The daughter of Cynthia and Frank Irving. She is in a wheelchair after being hit by a car. Her parents are divorced and she lives with her mother.
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* AffectionateNickname: Irving often calls her "little bean."
* BlackAndNerdy: Macey gets top grades and is hoping to join an AP science class.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Downplayed. She's snarky when confronting Jenny, whom she thinks is her dad's new girlfriend, and she has some issues with Irving, but other than that, she's still a sweet girl who's usually easy to get along with.
* DaddysGirl: While she has her issues with Irving, she's quite close with him.
* DemonicPossession: She gets possessed in "Vessel" when Irving fails to deliver Washington's Bible to Ancitif. Thankfully, Ichabod and the Mills sisters stop Ancitif in time.
* DisabledSnarker[=/=]LittleMissSnarker: To an extent. She's certainly not afraid to speak her mind.
* NiceHat: She's seen wearing one in each appearance.
* PluckyGirl: She's very upbeat and is quick to tell Irving that she's going to come out strong.
-->"I mean, no matter how scary this gets, I'm not gonna let this thing beat me, right? I'm gonna keep fighting."
* QuirkyCurls
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cynthia]]
!!Cynthia Irving
[[quoteright:305:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mayasjon2_7048.jpg]][[caption-width-right:305:''"You act like we're fragile and broken. But we're stronger than we look."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Jill Marie Jones

* AmicableExes: While she does take issue with Irving keeping things from her, they get along for the sake of their daughter.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* HelloAttorney
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: At least until "Vessel" after she sees Macey's possession first hand.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lena]]
!!Lena Gilbert
[[quoteright:306:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mayasjon3_1202.jpg]][[caption-width-right:306:''"Something happened here and it's a part of my family history."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Erin Cahill

* AscendedExtra: Appeared in one episode in Season 1, but is going to be a recurring character in Season 2.
* BreakTheCutie: Having a tree demon kidnap you and keep you locked in a closet for days after killing your driver, while sticking you with very painful thorns, will definitely traumatize a person.
* SpoiledSweet
* HeroesWantRedheads
* TokenWhite: She is the only white woman who isn't evil, dead or stuck in limbo.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Averted as she lives.
* TooDumbToLive[=/=]GenreBlindness: Maybe going into a a haunted house isn't such a good idea, Lena.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rutledge]]
!!J Rutledge
->'''Played By:''' James Frain

* ApologeticAttacker: He's genuinely upset about kidnapping Crane.
* CharacterDeath: Unfortunately, it looks like his was one of the heads that the Horseman [[OffWithHisHead took]] and [[{{Squick}} hollowed out to create a lantern]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He wants Crane to kill himself but only to destroy the Horseman.
[[/folder]]

!The Founding Fathers and Ichabod's contemporaries

[[folder:George Washington]]
!![[{{UsefulNotes/George Washington}} George Washington]]

* {{Badass}}: In RealLife and in the show
* BadassInCharge
* BadassNormal: A normal man tasked with leading Ichabod and other members of the American Revolutionary forces in a secret war against Moloch and his minions to prevent the Apocalypse, all ''in addition'' to the commanding US forces in the more conventional battles of the Revolution
* TheChessmaster: The writers took General Washington's RealLife skill at this trope and applied it towards making him the BadassNormal commander of a Revolutionary-era effort to fight off demons, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and other supernatural threats in order to prevent the end of the world.
* {{Cincinnatus}}: President Washington's RealLife embodiment of this trope and admiration for the TropeNamer Cincinnatus served as a clue to solving a mystery in the penultimate episode of Season One.
* CoolOldGuy
* HistoricalBadassUpgrade: General Washington accomplished many great things in RealLife; the show adds "battling the supernatural" to his already distinguished resume.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* PosthumousCharacter
* SecretKeeper: In the penultimate episode of Season One, we learn that George Washington was aware that Ichabod was destined to become a Witness.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Benjamin Franklin]]
!![[UsefulNotes/BenjaminFranklin Benjamin Franklin]]

* HistoricalInJoke: The old "Tied a key to a kite in a storm" story? Actually happened. But he wasn't trying to prove where electricity came from. He was trying to [[spoiler:destroy The Ghenna Key.]]
[[/folder]]
!Supernatural Creatures

[[folder:Moloch]]
!!Moloch
->'''Portrayed by:''' D.J. Mifflin

"The God Demon of Child Sacrifice," with the goal to bring forward the Apocalypse. As such, he was responsible for the raising of the Headless Horseman.

Moloch's appearance is blurred out, but he appears as a humanoid, with claws, horns, and demonic voice, speaking Greek. It has demonstrated invisibility, knowledge in magic spells, telekinesis, teleportation, and massive strength. He resides in the parallel dimenson known as "Purgatory."
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* BigBad: The entire plot revolves around his attempts to begin the Apocalypse, even though [[DragonInChief Death]] is the most-seen threat.
* BadBoss: Failure is a one-way street with him.
* BlackSpeech: He speaks in a distorted and inhuman language, but also can speak in English.
* TheBlank: He's been described as faceless, but since he's only ever been seen blurred-out, the audience can't be sure.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Well, he is a demon after all.
* HiddenAgendaVillain: Nobody has figured out yet why he's trying to trigger the Apocalypse.
* HornedHumanoid
* LargeAndInCharge: Towers over every other character he's been seen near.
* MeaningfulName: He gains a name in the fourth episode. ''Moloch'' means "king" and the Canaanite god is known for child sacrifice.
* MirrorWorld: Lives in one.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Lives in a MirrorWorld in {{Purgatory}}, but can interact with the mortal realm as well.
* PragmaticVillainy: One reason he may have revived Brooks. Spies and gofers are useful after all, even if they're zombies.
* {{Undercrank}}: Used to [[NightmareFuel terrifying]] effect for his movements, at some points.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Sandman]]
!!Ro'kenhronteys/The Sandman
->'''Played By:''' Marti Matulis

->''"You have been weighed on the scales and found...wanting."''

An evil dream spirit, attacking people in their dreams.
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* TheBlank: Partially, since the place his mouth would be is covered by a flap of skin.
** EyelessFace: He has two dark and empty eye sockets, which he also inflicts on his victims.
* CreepilyLongArms
* DrivenToSuicide: What he ultimately does to people.
* EyeScream: What he does to his victims, and once they've died, their eyes will essentially deflate and show the sand that was inside them.
* HumanoidAbomination
* SadlyMythtaken: No such creature exists in any version of Mohawk mythology.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Golem]]
!!The Golem
->'''Played By:''' Derek Mears

A vicious beast resembling a humanoid stitched doll. He was the protector of Ichabod's son Jeremy.
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* BloodMagic: The method by which he is created, and how he is killed.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: By Ichabod, using a shard of glass stained with blood.
* PapaWolf: With Ichabod gone, the Golem served as the closest thing Jeremy had to a father, acting as his tireless protector.
* SadlyMythtaken: its resemblance to the traditional Golem of Jewish lore is...tenuous, at best
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ancitif]]
!!Ancitif
->'''Played By:''' Lyndie Greenwood, Judd Lormand, Karen Beyer, Matthew Mercurio, Michael Roark, Nicholas Gonzalez, Amandla Stenberg, Nydia [=McFadden=]

A demon of possession and a lieutenant of Moloch.
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* ArchEnemy: To Jenny.
* BodySurf: It's whole schtick. Ancitif jumps from body to body via touch.
* EvilSoundsDeep: No matter what body it's possessing, Ancitif has a deep baritone.
* IShallTauntYou: It likes to do this.
[[/folder]]

!The Horsemen

[[folder:The Headless Horseman]]
!!Abraham Van Brunt AKA The Headless Horseman/Death
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->'''Played By:''' Jeremy Owens, Craig Branham, Richard Cetrone & Neil Jackson

An undead man who sold his soul to Moloch after being killed by The Shadow Warriors. His head was later severed by his former best friend, a former history professor-turned Revolutionary War captain Ichabod Crane, causing him to become known as the Headless Horseman.

Both Abraham and Crane were later resurrected in 21st-century Sleepy Hollow, where he was revealed to be the First of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Death.
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In ''Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow'', Abraham was the local hero who played a prank on Ichabod by pretending to be the Headless Horseman. This version of Abraham ''is'' the Headless Horseman.
* ArchEnemy: To Ichabod.
* AnAxeToGrind: The Horseman's super-heated broad axe.
** [[FlamingSword Flaming Axe]]: It goes to 500 degrees, as mentioned above.
* {{Badass}}: The Horseman is pretty much a force of nature, both in life and death.
** BadassLongcoat: A Redcoat of the British army, to be specific.
* BaldOfEvil: Back when he had a head.
* BigBadFriend: Abraham was once Ichabod's best friend before dying and selling his soul.
** DragonInChief: He's technically a subordinate to Moloch, but he is the main threat until the Season 1 finale.
* CombatPragmatist: Expect him to open fire on an unarmed foe very often.
* CoDragons: With the other HorsemenOfTheApocalypse.
* DealWithTheDevil: He made a deal with Moloch in order to get what he wanted most--Katrina.
* DisposableFiance: Katrina broke off their engagement because she wanted to MarryForLove.
* EntitledToHaveYou: His attitude towards Katrina.
* EvilFormerFriend: Abraham was a friend of Ichabod, and now he's his worst enemy.
* FallenHero: He and Ichabod were once on the same side.
* ForgottenFriendNewFoe[=/=]WeUsedToBeFriends: With Ichabod.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: He's actually Ichabod's old best friend Abraham. He was left heartbroken by Katrina rejecting him after their relationship seemed so strong and lost his temper during a mission when Ichabod admitted that Katrina had rejected Abraham for him. Him losing it resulted in him being shot and captured by Moloch's Hessians, at which point he made a DealWithTheDevil and became the Horseman of Death out of anger, jealousy, heartache and a desire for vengeance.
* GeniusBruiser: Had to be one to learn how to wield modern weaponry expertly in less than a week after previously only being familiar with 18th century weaponry.
* HeadlessHorseman: Obviously.
* TheHeavy: The Horseman isn't ''technically'' the main villain, but he drives much of the plot and is the ArchEnemy for Ichabod and Abbie.
* HellBentForLeather: Wears leather in the present day.
* HellishHorse: His "pale horse" has bright red eyes.
* HopelessSuitor: With a touch of UnrequitedTragicMaiden, but he seemed more interested in [[EntitledToHaveYou possessing Katrina]] than having her return his feelings.
* HorsemenOfTheApocalypse: The Horseman is interpreted as one of them (Death, specifically).
* ImplacableMan: Ichabod at one point says "''Nothing'' will stop the Horseman," which isn't a hyperbole at ''all''.
* LosingYourHead: Couldn't be a ''Headless'' Horseman without this.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Katrina's rejection lead him to make a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with Moloch]] and become the Horseman.
* MalevolentMaskedMan: In life, with a blackened skull mask.
* MenacingStroll: He never runs.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Why he wants to kill Ichabod.
* NoNameGiven[=/=]OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Subverted. Unlike in the original story, we do get an origin for the Horseman.
* OffWithHisHead: Crane himself relieves the Horseman of his head in this interpretation. The Horseman inflicts it on many other victims throughout.
* ProphetEyes: The Horseman had these when he had a head. The head itself still has them.
* SealedEvilInACan: The Horseman has been locked in a chained-up coffin at the bottom of a river for the last 250 years, but now has been unleashed again by Moloch.
* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: His most recurring weapon (besides the axe) is a shotgun.
* TheVoiceless: Of course, not having a head might have something to do with it, but one should note he was also this in life. As the Horseman, anyway; however, when he speaks through Andy Brooks, it's in a [[EvilSoundsDeep deep, not quite human voice]].
* WalkingArmory: He carries a rather preposterous amount of weapons on his back.
* WalkingSpoiler: Due to his true identity.
* WasOnceAMan: The Headless Horseman was originally Ichabod's friend, Abraham.
* WeakenedByTheLight: The Horseman is burned by sunlight. Hence why he only appears at night.
* {{Yandere}}: For Katrina, enough to sell his soul to Moloch to get her and kill Ichabod.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pestilence]]
!!Pestilence/Conquest
->'''Played By:'''

The Third of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. He appears as a Japanese Samurai wielding a bow riding a black horse.
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* DarkIsEvil: His armor and his horse.
* TheDreaded: Due to being a Horseman of the Apocalypse.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: The only Horsemen so far who wasn't previously a mortal with ties to Crane.
* MalevolentMaskedMan: Resembles a samurai carrying a bow.
* MysticalPlague: Spreads what may or may not have been the Black Plague across Roanoke Island. Said plague would allow him to manifest in the real world should it successfully spread.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His horse.
* TheSpook: In some ways, more than Death.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:War]]
!!War
->'''Played By:''' John Noble

One of the four horsemen.
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* AnimatedArmor: Has no body inside his suit of armor. Until Jeremy breaks the second seal, allowing him to take on the armor.
* FlamingSword
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[[Characters/SleepHollowSupernatural Supernatural Creatures]]

23rd Sep '14 6:55:28 AM Gregzilla
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* HistoricalInJoke: The old "Tied a key to a kite in a storm" story? Actually happened. But he wasn't trying to prove where electricity came from. He was trying to [[spoiler:destroy The Key.]]

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* HistoricalInJoke: The old "Tied a key to a kite in a storm" story? Actually happened. But he wasn't trying to prove where electricity came from. He was trying to [[spoiler:destroy The Ghenna Key.]]
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero / UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: If she hadn't broken off her engagement with Abraham, he and Ichabod wouldn't have dueled and Abraham wouldn't have fallen in with the Hessians, sold his soul to Moloch, become Death, the works. In her defense, she wanted to MarryForLove.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero / UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: NiceJobBreakingItHero[=/=]UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: If she hadn't broken off her engagement with Abraham, he and Ichabod wouldn't have dueled and Abraham wouldn't have fallen in with the Hessians, sold his soul to Moloch, become Death, the works. In her defense, she wanted to MarryForLove.
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* BeenThereShapedHistory: Has an odd knack for participating in significant historical events. Such as the Boston Tea Party and Franklin's kite experiment.
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* BeenThereShapedHistory: Has an odd knack for participating in significant historical events. Such as the Boston Tea Party and Franklin's kite experiment.
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!![[UsefulNotes/BenjaminFranklin Benjamin Franklin]]

* HistoricalInJoke: The old "Tied a key to a kite in a storm" story? Actually happened. But he wasn't trying to prove where electricity came from. He was trying to [[spoiler:destroy The Key.]]
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23rd Sep '14 3:18:54 AM nelec
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!'''WARNING: Only spoilers from the current season (Season 2) are whited out.'''

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!'''WARNING: !!'''WARNING: Only spoilers from the current season (Season 2) are whited out.'''



!!Jeremy Crane
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!!Jeremy Crane
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Crane[=/=]Henry Parrish
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The Second of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, War, bitter over how his parents' actions led to him being trapped in a coffin for two centuries in a state of living death until he was released by Moloch.

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The A Sin Eater who helped Crane break the curse connecting him with the Headless Horseman. Later, Parrish was revealed to be Katrina and Ichabod's son, Jeremy Crane, and the Second of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, War, bitter over how his parents' actions led to him being trapped in a coffin for two centuries in a state of living death until he was released by Moloch.



* AntagonisticOffspring: The Season One finale reveals him to be this to Ichabod and Katrina.
* BadassGrandpa: An evil version.

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* AntagonisticOffspring: The Season One finale reveals him to be this to To Ichabod and Katrina.
* BadassGrandpa: An evil version.version, but badass nonetheless due to being the Horseman of freakin' ''War''.



* BlessedWithSuck: He has the ability to see the sins of others, but it's taken a hefty psychological toll and led him to become a recluse.

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* BlessedWithSuck: He has the ability to see the sins of others, but it's taken a hefty psychological toll and led him to become a recluse.recluse; although his status as a hermit may have been part of the ruse, he doesn't seem to want to interact with people all that much even in his real persona.



* EvilAllAlong: He's secretly Jeremy Crane, the Horseman of War.

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* EvilAllAlong: He's secretly Henry Parrish is Jeremy Crane, the Horseman of War.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: That quote and a lot of other things make a lot more sense when you realize he was a man OnlyMostlyDead for a long time. The episode where he reveals himself also shows a couple of his deliberate hints.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: That quote and a A lot of other things make a lot more sense when you realize he was a man OnlyMostlyDead for a long time. The episode where he reveals himself also shows a couple of his deliberate hints.



[[folder:Henry]]
!!Henry Parrish
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"We never bury the dead, son. Not really. We take them with us. it's the price of living."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/JohnNoble

A Sin Eater who helped Crane break the curse connecting him with the Headless Horseman.

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[[folder:Henry]]
!!Henry Parrish
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[[folder:Macey]]
!!Macey Irving
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"We never bury the dead, son. Not really. We take them with us. it's the price of living.
org/pmwiki/pub/images/macey-stenberg-sleepy-hollow_6607.jpg]][[caption-width-right:305:''"I mean, no matter how scary this gets, I'm not gonna let this thing beat me, right? I'm gonna keep fighting."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/JohnNoble

A Sin Eater who helped Crane break the curse connecting him
Amandla Stenberg

The daughter of Cynthia and Frank Irving. She is in a wheelchair after being hit by a car. Her parents are divorced and she lives
with the Headless Horseman.her mother.



* BlessedWithSuck: He has the ability to see the sins of others, but it's taken a hefty psychological toll and led him to become a recluse.
* CoolOldGuy
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: When Jeremy was resurrected, the church he stumbled upon (the church of Abbie's ancestors) was St. Henry's Parrish. He took his name from there. Jenny figures it out, but Headless shoots out her tires causing her to have an accident before she can tell Abbie.
* HatesBeingTouched: Only out of necessity, though. He's very sensitive to seeing sins and touch only makes it worse.
* TheHermit: He's largely become one as a result of his powers.
* MeaningfulName: Henry ''Parrish'', the ''Sin'' Eater. Actually in-universe, as he picked this name after the orphanage in which he was raised, St. Henry's Parish.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Macey]]
!!Macey Irving
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->'''Played By:''' Amandla Stenberg

The daughter of Cynthia and Frank Irving. She is in a wheelchair after being hit by a car. Her parents are divorced and she lives with her mother.
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