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!For characters who debuted in ''Star Trek (2009)'' see Characters.StarTrek2009

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[[folder:John Harrison]]
!!Commander John Harrison / [[spoiler:Khan Noonien Singh]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"You think you are safe. You are not."'']]
->'''Played by:''' BenedictCumberbatch

Starfleet's former top agent, before a perceived betrayal by his superiors sent him on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the entire Federation command structure. [[spoiler:Of course, most of that is a lie doctored by Admiral Marcus. His real name is [[WrathOfKhan Khan Noonien Singh]], a bio-engineering super-human and greatest war criminal who's ever lived. He was cryogenically frozen for 250 years aboard the USS Botany Bay until he was found by Marcus and blackmailed into designing weapons technology for him, using his crew as leverage. Naturally, [[DragonWithAnAgenda Khan had his own plans]] which did [[AssholeVictim not end well for Marcus]].]]
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* ActorAllusion: Harrison picks up a Series/{{Sherlock}} style greatcoat for the climax. Also, he [[Recap/SherlockS02E03TheReichenbachFall jumps off of stuff a lot]].
* AllThereInTheManual: [[spoiler:His past as a tyrant controlling a quarter of Earth is not mentioned, it is only stated that he was a war criminal.]]
* ArchEnemy: For Kirk, much like Nero for Spock in the [[Film/StarTrek last film]].
* {{Badass}}: He's a NighInvulnerable OneManArmy EvilBrit in a BadassLongcoat.
** BadassAbnormal: A bio-engineered super-human, he's better than normal folks at, well, ''everything.''
** BadassBaritone: delivers {{badass boast}}s in a deep, bass voice.
** BadassBoast:
*** Boasts about his superhuman abilities.
---->'''Harrison:''' I am better.\\
'''Kirk:''' At what?\\
'''Harrison:''' ''Everything.''
*** Boasts about how he's going to end you.
---->'''Harrison:''' I will walk over your cold corpses.
** BadassLongcoat: Sports a black trenchcoat with a hood. He even steals one off a chair towards the end of the film to replace it.
* BenevolentBoss: Zig-zagged between this and BadBoss. While he does seem to truly care for his crew, he was also a [[spoiler:ruthless tyrant and war criminal 300 years prior.]]
-->''"My crew is my family, Kirk. Is there anything you would not do for your family?"''
* BerserkButton: The normally calm Harrison goes into an UnstoppableRage whenever someone threatens his former crew.
* BigBad: serves as the film's main antagonist.
** [[spoiler:BigBadEnsemble: With Admiral Marcus.]]
* BioAugmentation: Genetically engineered for superhuman strength, endurance and intelligence.
* TheChessmaster
* CommandingCoolness: Harrison's [[spoiler:falsified]] rank in Starfleet was Commander.
* CoolStarship: The ''USS Vengeance'', a jet black Federation dreadnought Harrison helped design and [[spoiler:later stole after he kills Admiral Marcus]].
* DarkIsEvil: Dresses exclusively in black clothing.
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:Marcus forced him to help design the USS ''Vengeance'' for Starfleet.]]
** DragonWithAnAgenda: [[spoiler:Khan was formulating plots to smuggle his crew to safety at the same time.]]
** DragonAscendant: [[spoiler:Becomes the main threat after killing Marcus and commandeering the ''Vengeance''.]]
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: As he notes, Starfleet ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero really]]'' should have kept him [[SealedEvilInACan asleep!]]
** EvilIsNotAToy: Nor should Starfleet have tried to manipulate or threaten him.
* DrivenToVillainy: [[spoiler:Subverted. While his present motivations are to get back at Starfleet for Admiral Marcus for holding his family hostage, Khan was a war criminal before being frozen, and was specifically defrosted for both his intellect and his willingness to use it aggressively.]]
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: He has dark hair, and retains his actor's pale complexion.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Wants to save his former crew [[spoiler:who were on board the ''S.S. Botany Bay''.]]
-->'''Harrison:''' Is there anything you would not do for your family?
* EvilBrit: Retains the accent of his actor, the British Creator/BenedictCumberbatch.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: His terrorist attacks are motivated by his ''suspicions'' [[spoiler: that Starfleet has already killed his crew. Later, after the torpedo incident, he again assumes that his enemies have killed off his crew and decides to make the ''Vengeance'''s name very literal. One gets the impression that Khan just can't wrap his head around other people ''not'' being as murderous and willing to kill for convenience as him.]]
* EvilCounterpart: While he's Kirk's[[spoiler: traditional archenemy]], he comes off as an evil Spock in this particular movie. He's introduced in a subordinate command position despite being smarter and stronger than his nominal superior, has a unique biology that makes him both human and more than human, is uniformly polite even while moving to kill you, and is striving to resurrect his "race." At the end of the movie, [[spoiler: the differences between the two start disappearing even more, with a pissed off Spock going on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge on the guy who codified the trope in Trek, and the two even exchanging signature attack moves in a fist fight where they're both angry, snarling savages.]]
** While Harrison/[[spoiler:Khan]] displays similar mannerisms to that of Spock in his initial appearance, the differences in their character increasingly become apparent following TheReveal. [[spoiler:Khan actually goes so far as to distinguish himself from Spock by pointing out that he indulges and takes pride in his savagery while Spock suppresses such emotions.]]
--->'''Harrison''': As I'm sure you know, Mr. Spock, intellect is useless in a fight. You, you can't even break a rule. How could you be expected to break ''bone''?
* EvilSoundsDeep: Has a deep, bass voice.
* EvilIsPetty: Finds being at the beck and call of the genetically "inferior" humiliating.
* [[spoiler:EvilOverlord: Ruled over a quarter of the planet in his youth.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: Went from a decorated member of Starfleet to a terrorist trying to destroy it. [[spoiler: Only not; the John Harrison identity was created for him when he was thawed, and the closest he came to working for Starfleet was his unwilling stint making weapons for Admiral Marcus.]]
* [[spoiler:FakeNationality: He's supposed to be North Indian, but is played by a Caucasian Brit.]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: Though Harrison genuinely cares for his crew, the politeness he demonstrates towards Kirk and others is relatively fake.
* GatlingGood: He combines this with GunsAkimbo (the other gun being an assault rifle) when fighting a squad of Klingons, at one point even using it as a melee weapon.
* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: Harrison is a OneManArmy created through genetic manipulation. [[spoiler: It turns out to be the first hint of his true identity.]]
* GeniusBruiser
* HannibalLecture: Delivers several speeches while captured over the heroes' shortcomings.
* [[spoiler:HumanPopsicle: Was cryogenically frozen for about 250 years. He ends the film this way, too.]]
* IcyBlueEyes: Which serves to highlight his cold, calculating personality.
* ImplacableMan: Over the course of the film, Harrison withstands [[spoiler:a ([[NoSell completely ineffective]]) beating from Kirk, stunning shots from a phaser, an explosion that cripples the ''Vengeance'' and the ''Vengeance'' crashing into San Francisco, all of which barely slows him down. Taken UpToEleven during his fight with Spock, where he forces his way through a ''Vulcan nerve pinch'', and takes roughly a ''dozen'' stun shots from Uhura's phaser without going down. Ultimately, it takes Spock beating him nearly to death to subdue Khan.]]
* [[spoiler:InSpiteOfANail: No matter the universe, Khan and Kirk will always end up at each other's throats.]]
* IShallTauntYou:
** Taunts Kirk as he destroys the Enterprise.
--->'''Harrison:''' No ship should go down without her captain.
** Taunts [[spoiler:Admiral Marcus]] as he crushes his skull.
--->'''Harrison:''' ''YOU SHOULD HAVE LET ME SLEEP.''
** Taunts Kirk while securely imprisoned.
--->'''Harrison:''' Or would you like to punch me [[NighInvulnerable over and over and over]] again?
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:Murders Carol's father, the [[AssholeVictim equally evil]] Admiral Marcus]].
* KubrickStare: Harrison occasionally tilts his head down and to the right and then angrily stares up to look more threatening.
* LargeHam: Goes well with EvilIsHammy.
* MadeOfIron: Phaser blasts and pummels are like raindrops to him.
* ManipulativeBastard
* MoralMyopia: Genuinely cares for his former crew and is distraught and furious when he thinks they've been harmed, but he thinks little of trying to kill [[spoiler: the whole crew of the Enterprise, [[UngratefulBastard even after they risked their lives to bring him in alive against orders]],]] and his other actions make it clear that he barely considers the rest of the genetically inferior population to even be people. In fact, [[spoiler: Spock mentions that Khan was accused of practicing eugenics in Earth's past.]]
* MoreDakka: His attack on [[spoiler: the meeting at Starfleet Headquarters]] basically consists of him shooting the crap out of his target. He doesn't exactly skimp on bullets when it comes to fighting the Klingons, either.
* NighInvulnerable: Takes a huge pounding over the course of the movie, and only ever shows a few scratches.
** [[spoiler: Faked being stunned by a phaser shot at ''point blank'' range.]]
* OneManArmy: Takes out an entire squad of Klingon commandos and several of their gunships by himself, DualWielding an assault rifle and a beam cannon.
* PetTheDog: Depending on how you look at it, using his blood to cure Lucille Harewood of her illness could count at this. Granted, Harrison was most likely manipulating her father's desperation to get him to agree to [[spoiler: carry out a terrorist attack]] for him, but even so, he could have found someone ''easier'' to coerce.
* {{Pride}}: His defining character trait is his certainty in his own superiority. The hell of it? He's not even wrong. [[spoiler: This is a man so ridiculously good at literally ''everything'' that he nearly single-handedly designed an entire, militarized, sub-Starfleet and then nearly destroyed the entire Starfleet[=/=]Federation edifice ''on his own'', with no help from anyone else.]]
* [[spoiler:RaceLift: Went from being played by the brown skinned, Mexican Ricardo Montalban to the white skinned, British Benedict Cumberbatch. And Khan is meant to be Indian, which neither Montalban ''or'' Cumberbatch are.]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:He's Khan Noonien Singh, of ''[[Recap/StarTrekS1E22SpaceSeed Space Seed]]'' and ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''.]]
* TheRival: While he shares several traits with Spock, he and Kirk's relationship has a somewhat competitive edge to it. [[spoiler: What did you expect? It's Kirk vs. Khan the remake.]] They also have a pretty clear understanding of each other, and both are GenreSavy enough to prepare for their inevitable betrayal during an EnemyMine. [[spoiler: And without his revenge hard on from WrathOfKhan, Khan proves the victor, because he is [[BadassAbnormal "better".]] ]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Is out to take revenge on the entire Federation.
* RogueAgent: Harrison was [[spoiler: supposedly]] Starfleet's best agent before a perceived betrayal by his superiors sent him on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* [[spoiler:SealedEvilInACan: A former EvilOverlord accused of war crimes, cryogenically frozen for centuries in a derelict ship... until Starfleet Intelligence found him. He ends the film this way, too.]]
* ShroudedInMyth: His reputation as Starfleet's top agent precedes him. [[spoiler:In his past life, he was also a infamous superhuman tyrant.]]
* SmugSuper: Harrison is well aware of his superhuman abilities.
-->'''Harrison:''' I am better.\\
'''Kirk:''' At what?\\
'''Harrison:''' ''[[BadassBoast Everything]].''
* SuperhumanTransfusion: Being injected with Harrison's bio-augmented blood temporarily grants others his HealingFactor.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Shares a number of character traits with Khan Noonien Singh from ''[[Recap/StarTrekS1E22SpaceSeed Space Seed]]'' and ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''. [[spoiler:Because he ''is'' Khan.]]
* {{Transhuman}}: Harrison has gained superhuman abilities thanks to a little [[BioAugmentation genetic engineering]].
** HealingFactor
** SuperIntelligence
** SuperStrength
* {{Ubermensch}}: Believes he's ultimately doing what's best for humanity, regardless of what they think.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:After believing that his crew had been killed, Khan seems to decide "screw it all" and sets the fatally damaged ''Vengeance'' on a collision course with San Francisco.]]
* WhamLine: [[spoiler:"[[TheReveal My name is Khan]]."]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The filmmakers originally wanted Benecio del Toro for the role. [[spoiler: That might have avoided the UnfortunateImplications of him being Khan.]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: He may be a bit of an asshole, as well as a ruthless killing machine, not to mention [[spoiler:an evil overlord at one point]], but [[spoiler:he's been frozen for 250 years, then turned into a killing machine by the Federation, then tried saving his crew only for Admiral Marcus to take them away from him once again]]. It's a bit hard not to feel sorry for him.
* WouldHitAGirl: Breaks one of Carol Marcus' legs.
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[[folder:Dr. Carol Marcus]]
!!Dr. Carol Marcus
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"You're much cleverer than your reputation suggests, Captain Kirk."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Alice Eve

A science officer in Starfleet weapons R&D and daughter of Admiral Marcus. She joins the Enterprise on their mission to hunt down Harrison. [[spoiler:In truth, she stowed away aboard the Enterprise to find out exactly what her father was up to, and how Harrison was involved.]]
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* [[TheGeneralsDaughter The Admiral's Daughter]]
* BreakTheCutie: Over the course of the film, Carol [[spoiler:discovers that her father is a ruthless warmonger, is helpless to stop him from attempting to murder hundreds of innocent people, has her leg broken by Khan, and then watches him brutally murder her father.]] That said, she holds up fairly well.
* [[spoiler:CallingTheOldManOut: "I am ashamed to be your daughter". The Admiral isn't particularly affected.]]
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: [[spoiler:Contrasting [[BlondGuysAreEvil her father]].]]
* HotScientist: A scientist specializing in weapons R&D played by the attractive Alice Eve.
* LingerieScene: One {{fanservice}} laden moment has her stripping down to her underwear to change out of one uniform and into another.
* MilitaryBrat: Her father's a Starfleet Admiral.
* MotorMouth: Once she gets going, Carol can out-talk anyone in the film.
* MsFanservice: Is played by the attractive Alice Eve, and even has a LingerieScene partway through the film.
-->'''Carol''': I said 'turn around.' Now.
* NomDeMom: She is introduced as Carol Wallace, Wallace being her mother's surname.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: She insists on staying to rescue Bones from being blown up by a torpedo rather than let Kirk beam her to safety.
* PluckyGirl: The adult version.
* SciFiBobHaircut
* ShedTheFamilyName: Introduces herself as Carol ''Wallace'' when she first reports for duty. She justifies this as so that her father does not know that she's investigating why he loaned the experimental torpedoes to the ''Enterprise''.
* ShipTease:
** Averted. Despite her prime universe counterpart's relationship with Kirk, and the fact she's the main unattached female character in the film, [[TheNotLoveInterest her relationship with Kirk never goes beyond platonic]] (albeit with the potential to become romantic in future films). They're as friendly as Kirk is with any other crew member, and her arc is more about proving herself a valuable member of the ''Enterprise'' crew.
*** Extra ironic, given that in the "Prime" timeline, she and Kirk were romantically involved and had a son named David.
** Played straight with [=McCoy=], when the latter is drafted into helping her open and study one of the new torpedoes.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Uhura's girly girl.
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[[folder:Adm. Alexander Marcus]]
!!Admiral Alexander Marcus
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"In the name of those we lost, you will run this bastard down."'']]
->'''Played by:''' PeterWeller

Head of Starfleet and father of Carol Marcus. He personally organizes and preps the ''Enterprise'' on a Black-Ops mission to hunt down John Harrison and bring him to justice. [[spoiler:In truth, he was in cahoots with Harrison/Khan at the start, using him to design weapons against a potential war with the Klingon Empire, and using Kirk's manhunt for Harrison to fuel the war altogether.]]
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* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim: The backstabbing jerk gets killed by Harrison.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBadEnsemble: With Khan.]]
* [[spoiler:BlondGuysAreEvil: Forming a sharp contrast with his daughter (HairOfGoldHeartOfGold) and Khan (who in this incarnation, is an EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette).]]
* [[spoiler: TheChessmaster: Lacks Khan's hyper intelligence, but still has the upper hand on him right up until Khan manages to get on the same ship as him with backup. He loses not because Khan's smarter than he is or because Kirk's a better warrior than he is, but because both men manage to work together just long enough to defeat him by the skin of their teeth.]]
* CoolOldGuy: Another cool Starfleet Admiral similar to Christopher Pike. [[spoiler:Or not. He's actually evil.]]
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath: Khan ''crushes his skull in with his bare hands. '''Slowly.''''']]
* DaChief: Gives an exasperated speech to Kirk that "Starfleet isn't about vendetta."
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler:EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Actually does love his daughter Carol, even if he's a backstabbing warmonger.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilIsNotAToy: Gets killed by the same superhuman war criminal he tried to use as an agent and then backstabbed.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilSoundsDeep: It is Peter Weller, after all.]]
* [[spoiler:FauxAffablyEvil: He tends to call Kirk 'son' much like Pike did. He lacks the sincerity or charm.]]
* [[spoiler:GeneralRipper: He's willing to destroy the ''Enterprise'' in order to provoke Starfleet to declare war on the Klingons.]]
* [[spoiler:IDidWhatIHadToDo]]
* [[spoiler:InsaneAdmiral: He seems reasonable at first, but he's actually seeking to start a war with the Klingons, even to the point of destroying the ''Enterprise'' and killing her crew to pull it off.]]
* [[spoiler:ItsAllAboutMe: He believes that he's the only one who can lead Starfleet in the war he's planning to start.]]
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: Gets killed by Harrison, the agent he tried to sacrifice to start a war with the Klingons.]]
* [[spoiler:KnightTemplar: Believes he's protecting Earth by starting a war with the Klingons, even though millions will die.]]
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBastard]]
* [[spoiler:MotiveRant]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Gives Kirk the go-ahead to hunt down Harrison. [[spoiler:Subverted. He only helped Kirk so he could use the ''Enterprise'' to start a war with the Klingons.]]
* [[spoiler:SmugSnake: In his final scene, he goes on a rant on how Kirk started a war, "forcing" Marcus to step up to lead Earth in a time of impending war. The arrogance and BlatantLies are ''enormous''.]]
* [[spoiler: VillainWithGoodPublicity: He's the head of Starfleet. Who'd ever suspect him of warmongering?]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Knowing too much about his character gives away TheReveal [[spoiler:that he's a major figure in the villainous Section 31, trying to sacrifice Khan and the Enterprise to both start a war with the Klingons and cover up his own involvement.]]
* [[spoiler:YourHeadAsplode: Well, crushed, but it's the same principle.]]
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!For characters who debuted in ''Star Trek (2009)'' see Characters.StarTrek2009

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[[folder:John Harrison]]
!!Commander John Harrison / [[spoiler:Khan Noonien Singh]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"You think you are safe. You are not."'']]
->'''Played by:''' BenedictCumberbatch

Starfleet's former top agent, before a perceived betrayal by his superiors sent him on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the entire Federation command structure. [[spoiler:Of course, most of that is a lie doctored by Admiral Marcus. His real name is [[WrathOfKhan Khan Noonien Singh]], a bio-engineering super-human and greatest war criminal who's ever lived. He was cryogenically frozen for 250 years aboard the USS Botany Bay until he was found by Marcus and blackmailed into designing weapons technology for him, using his crew as leverage. Naturally, [[DragonWithAnAgenda Khan had his own plans]] which did [[AssholeVictim not end well for Marcus]].]]
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* ActorAllusion: Harrison picks up a Series/{{Sherlock}} style greatcoat for the climax. Also, he [[Recap/SherlockS02E03TheReichenbachFall jumps off of stuff a lot]].
* AllThereInTheManual: [[spoiler:His past as a tyrant controlling a quarter of Earth is not mentioned, it is only stated that he was a war criminal.]]
* ArchEnemy: For Kirk, much like Nero for Spock in the [[Film/StarTrek last film]].
* {{Badass}}: He's a NighInvulnerable OneManArmy EvilBrit in a BadassLongcoat.
** BadassAbnormal: A bio-engineered super-human, he's better than normal folks at, well, ''everything.''
** BadassBaritone: delivers {{badass boast}}s in a deep, bass voice.
** BadassBoast:
*** Boasts about his superhuman abilities.
---->'''Harrison:''' I am better.\\
'''Kirk:''' At what?\\
'''Harrison:''' ''Everything.''
*** Boasts about how he's going to end you.
---->'''Harrison:''' I will walk over your cold corpses.
** BadassLongcoat: Sports a black trenchcoat with a hood. He even steals one off a chair towards the end of the film to replace it.
* BenevolentBoss: Zig-zagged between this and BadBoss. While he does seem to truly care for his crew, he was also a [[spoiler:ruthless tyrant and war criminal 300 years prior.]]
-->''"My crew is my family, Kirk. Is there anything you would not do for your family?"''
* BerserkButton: The normally calm Harrison goes into an UnstoppableRage whenever someone threatens his former crew.
* BigBad: serves as the film's main antagonist.
** [[spoiler:BigBadEnsemble: With Admiral Marcus.]]
* BioAugmentation: Genetically engineered for superhuman strength, endurance and intelligence.
* TheChessmaster
* CommandingCoolness: Harrison's [[spoiler:falsified]] rank in Starfleet was Commander.
* CoolStarship: The ''USS Vengeance'', a jet black Federation dreadnought Harrison helped design and [[spoiler:later stole after he kills Admiral Marcus]].
* DarkIsEvil: Dresses exclusively in black clothing.
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:Marcus forced him to help design the USS ''Vengeance'' for Starfleet.]]
** DragonWithAnAgenda: [[spoiler:Khan was formulating plots to smuggle his crew to safety at the same time.]]
** DragonAscendant: [[spoiler:Becomes the main threat after killing Marcus and commandeering the ''Vengeance''.]]
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: As he notes, Starfleet ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero really]]'' should have kept him [[SealedEvilInACan asleep!]]
** EvilIsNotAToy: Nor should Starfleet have tried to manipulate or threaten him.
* DrivenToVillainy: [[spoiler:Subverted. While his present motivations are to get back at Starfleet for Admiral Marcus for holding his family hostage, Khan was a war criminal before being frozen, and was specifically defrosted for both his intellect and his willingness to use it aggressively.]]
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: He has dark hair, and retains his actor's pale complexion.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Wants to save his former crew [[spoiler:who were on board the ''S.S. Botany Bay''.]]
-->'''Harrison:''' Is there anything you would not do for your family?
* EvilBrit: Retains the accent of his actor, the British Creator/BenedictCumberbatch.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: His terrorist attacks are motivated by his ''suspicions'' [[spoiler: that Starfleet has already killed his crew. Later, after the torpedo incident, he again assumes that his enemies have killed off his crew and decides to make the ''Vengeance'''s name very literal. One gets the impression that Khan just can't wrap his head around other people ''not'' being as murderous and willing to kill for convenience as him.]]
* EvilCounterpart: While he's Kirk's[[spoiler: traditional archenemy]], he comes off as an evil Spock in this particular movie. He's introduced in a subordinate command position despite being smarter and stronger than his nominal superior, has a unique biology that makes him both human and more than human, is uniformly polite even while moving to kill you, and is striving to resurrect his "race." At the end of the movie, [[spoiler: the differences between the two start disappearing even more, with a pissed off Spock going on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge on the guy who codified the trope in Trek, and the two even exchanging signature attack moves in a fist fight where they're both angry, snarling savages.]]
** While Harrison/[[spoiler:Khan]] displays similar mannerisms to that of Spock in his initial appearance, the differences in their character increasingly become apparent following TheReveal. [[spoiler:Khan actually goes so far as to distinguish himself from Spock by pointing out that he indulges and takes pride in his savagery while Spock suppresses such emotions.]]
--->'''Harrison''': As I'm sure you know, Mr. Spock, intellect is useless in a fight. You, you can't even break a rule. How could you be expected to break ''bone''?
* EvilSoundsDeep: Has a deep, bass voice.
* EvilIsPetty: Finds being at the beck and call of the genetically "inferior" humiliating.
* [[spoiler:EvilOverlord: Ruled over a quarter of the planet in his youth.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: Went from a decorated member of Starfleet to a terrorist trying to destroy it. [[spoiler: Only not; the John Harrison identity was created for him when he was thawed, and the closest he came to working for Starfleet was his unwilling stint making weapons for Admiral Marcus.]]
* [[spoiler:FakeNationality: He's supposed to be North Indian, but is played by a Caucasian Brit.]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: Though Harrison genuinely cares for his crew, the politeness he demonstrates towards Kirk and others is relatively fake.
* GatlingGood: He combines this with GunsAkimbo (the other gun being an assault rifle) when fighting a squad of Klingons, at one point even using it as a melee weapon.
* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: Harrison is a OneManArmy created through genetic manipulation. [[spoiler: It turns out to be the first hint of his true identity.]]
* GeniusBruiser
* HannibalLecture: Delivers several speeches while captured over the heroes' shortcomings.
* [[spoiler:HumanPopsicle: Was cryogenically frozen for about 250 years. He ends the film this way, too.]]
* IcyBlueEyes: Which serves to highlight his cold, calculating personality.
* ImplacableMan: Over the course of the film, Harrison withstands [[spoiler:a ([[NoSell completely ineffective]]) beating from Kirk, stunning shots from a phaser, an explosion that cripples the ''Vengeance'' and the ''Vengeance'' crashing into San Francisco, all of which barely slows him down. Taken UpToEleven during his fight with Spock, where he forces his way through a ''Vulcan nerve pinch'', and takes roughly a ''dozen'' stun shots from Uhura's phaser without going down. Ultimately, it takes Spock beating him nearly to death to subdue Khan.]]
* [[spoiler:InSpiteOfANail: No matter the universe, Khan and Kirk will always end up at each other's throats.]]
* IShallTauntYou:
** Taunts Kirk as he destroys the Enterprise.
--->'''Harrison:''' No ship should go down without her captain.
** Taunts [[spoiler:Admiral Marcus]] as he crushes his skull.
--->'''Harrison:''' ''YOU SHOULD HAVE LET ME SLEEP.''
** Taunts Kirk while securely imprisoned.
--->'''Harrison:''' Or would you like to punch me [[NighInvulnerable over and over and over]] again?
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:Murders Carol's father, the [[AssholeVictim equally evil]] Admiral Marcus]].
* KubrickStare: Harrison occasionally tilts his head down and to the right and then angrily stares up to look more threatening.
* LargeHam: Goes well with EvilIsHammy.
* MadeOfIron: Phaser blasts and pummels are like raindrops to him.
* ManipulativeBastard
* MoralMyopia: Genuinely cares for his former crew and is distraught and furious when he thinks they've been harmed, but he thinks little of trying to kill [[spoiler: the whole crew of the Enterprise, [[UngratefulBastard even after they risked their lives to bring him in alive against orders]],]] and his other actions make it clear that he barely considers the rest of the genetically inferior population to even be people. In fact, [[spoiler: Spock mentions that Khan was accused of practicing eugenics in Earth's past.]]
* MoreDakka: His attack on [[spoiler: the meeting at Starfleet Headquarters]] basically consists of him shooting the crap out of his target. He doesn't exactly skimp on bullets when it comes to fighting the Klingons, either.
* NighInvulnerable: Takes a huge pounding over the course of the movie, and only ever shows a few scratches.
** [[spoiler: Faked being stunned by a phaser shot at ''point blank'' range.]]
* OneManArmy: Takes out an entire squad of Klingon commandos and several of their gunships by himself, DualWielding an assault rifle and a beam cannon.
* PetTheDog: Depending on how you look at it, using his blood to cure Lucille Harewood of her illness could count at this. Granted, Harrison was most likely manipulating her father's desperation to get him to agree to [[spoiler: carry out a terrorist attack]] for him, but even so, he could have found someone ''easier'' to coerce.
* {{Pride}}: His defining character trait is his certainty in his own superiority. The hell of it? He's not even wrong. [[spoiler: This is a man so ridiculously good at literally ''everything'' that he nearly single-handedly designed an entire, militarized, sub-Starfleet and then nearly destroyed the entire Starfleet[=/=]Federation edifice ''on his own'', with no help from anyone else.]]
* [[spoiler:RaceLift: Went from being played by the brown skinned, Mexican Ricardo Montalban to the white skinned, British Benedict Cumberbatch. And Khan is meant to be Indian, which neither Montalban ''or'' Cumberbatch are.]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:He's Khan Noonien Singh, of ''[[Recap/StarTrekS1E22SpaceSeed Space Seed]]'' and ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''.]]
* TheRival: While he shares several traits with Spock, he and Kirk's relationship has a somewhat competitive edge to it. [[spoiler: What did you expect? It's Kirk vs. Khan the remake.]] They also have a pretty clear understanding of each other, and both are GenreSavy enough to prepare for their inevitable betrayal during an EnemyMine. [[spoiler: And without his revenge hard on from WrathOfKhan, Khan proves the victor, because he is [[BadassAbnormal "better".]] ]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Is out to take revenge on the entire Federation.
* RogueAgent: Harrison was [[spoiler: supposedly]] Starfleet's best agent before a perceived betrayal by his superiors sent him on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* [[spoiler:SealedEvilInACan: A former EvilOverlord accused of war crimes, cryogenically frozen for centuries in a derelict ship... until Starfleet Intelligence found him. He ends the film this way, too.]]
* ShroudedInMyth: His reputation as Starfleet's top agent precedes him. [[spoiler:In his past life, he was also a infamous superhuman tyrant.]]
* SmugSuper: Harrison is well aware of his superhuman abilities.
-->'''Harrison:''' I am better.\\
'''Kirk:''' At what?\\
'''Harrison:''' ''[[BadassBoast Everything]].''
* SuperhumanTransfusion: Being injected with Harrison's bio-augmented blood temporarily grants others his HealingFactor.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Shares a number of character traits with Khan Noonien Singh from ''[[Recap/StarTrekS1E22SpaceSeed Space Seed]]'' and ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''. [[spoiler:Because he ''is'' Khan.]]
* {{Transhuman}}: Harrison has gained superhuman abilities thanks to a little [[BioAugmentation genetic engineering]].
** HealingFactor
** SuperIntelligence
** SuperStrength
* {{Ubermensch}}: Believes he's ultimately doing what's best for humanity, regardless of what they think.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:After believing that his crew had been killed, Khan seems to decide "screw it all" and sets the fatally damaged ''Vengeance'' on a collision course with San Francisco.]]
* WhamLine: [[spoiler:"[[TheReveal My name is Khan]]."]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The filmmakers originally wanted Benecio del Toro for the role. [[spoiler: That might have avoided the UnfortunateImplications of him being Khan.]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: He may be a bit of an asshole, as well as a ruthless killing machine, not to mention [[spoiler:an evil overlord at one point]], but [[spoiler:he's been frozen for 250 years, then turned into a killing machine by the Federation, then tried saving his crew only for Admiral Marcus to take them away from him once again]]. It's a bit hard not to feel sorry for him.
* WouldHitAGirl: Breaks one of Carol Marcus' legs.
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[[folder:Dr. Carol Marcus]]
!!Dr. Carol Marcus
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"You're much cleverer than your reputation suggests, Captain Kirk."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Alice Eve

A science officer in Starfleet weapons R&D and daughter of Admiral Marcus. She joins the Enterprise on their mission to hunt down Harrison. [[spoiler:In truth, she stowed away aboard the Enterprise to find out exactly what her father was up to, and how Harrison was involved.]]
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* [[TheGeneralsDaughter The Admiral's Daughter]]
* BreakTheCutie: Over the course of the film, Carol [[spoiler:discovers that her father is a ruthless warmonger, is helpless to stop him from attempting to murder hundreds of innocent people, has her leg broken by Khan, and then watches him brutally murder her father.]] That said, she holds up fairly well.
* [[spoiler:CallingTheOldManOut: "I am ashamed to be your daughter". The Admiral isn't particularly affected.]]
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: [[spoiler:Contrasting [[BlondGuysAreEvil her father]].]]
* HotScientist: A scientist specializing in weapons R&D played by the attractive Alice Eve.
* LingerieScene: One {{fanservice}} laden moment has her stripping down to her underwear to change out of one uniform and into another.
* MilitaryBrat: Her father's a Starfleet Admiral.
* MotorMouth: Once she gets going, Carol can out-talk anyone in the film.
* MsFanservice: Is played by the attractive Alice Eve, and even has a LingerieScene partway through the film.
-->'''Carol''': I said 'turn around.' Now.
* NomDeMom: She is introduced as Carol Wallace, Wallace being her mother's surname.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: She insists on staying to rescue Bones from being blown up by a torpedo rather than let Kirk beam her to safety.
* PluckyGirl: The adult version.
* SciFiBobHaircut
* ShedTheFamilyName: Introduces herself as Carol ''Wallace'' when she first reports for duty. She justifies this as so that her father does not know that she's investigating why he loaned the experimental torpedoes to the ''Enterprise''.
* ShipTease:
** Averted. Despite her prime universe counterpart's relationship with Kirk, and the fact she's the main unattached female character in the film, [[TheNotLoveInterest her relationship with Kirk never goes beyond platonic]] (albeit with the potential to become romantic in future films). They're as friendly as Kirk is with any other crew member, and her arc is more about proving herself a valuable member of the ''Enterprise'' crew.
*** Extra ironic, given that in the "Prime" timeline, she and Kirk were romantically involved and had a son named David.
** Played straight with [=McCoy=], when the latter is drafted into helping her open and study one of the new torpedoes.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Uhura's girly girl.
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[[folder:Adm. Alexander Marcus]]
!!Admiral Alexander Marcus
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"In the name of those we lost, you will run this bastard down."'']]
->'''Played by:''' PeterWeller

Head of Starfleet and father of Carol Marcus. He personally organizes and preps the ''Enterprise'' on a Black-Ops mission to hunt down John Harrison and bring him to justice. [[spoiler:In truth, he was in cahoots with Harrison/Khan at the start, using him to design weapons against a potential war with the Klingon Empire, and using Kirk's manhunt for Harrison to fuel the war altogether.]]
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* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim: The backstabbing jerk gets killed by Harrison.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBadEnsemble: With Khan.]]
* [[spoiler:BlondGuysAreEvil: Forming a sharp contrast with his daughter (HairOfGoldHeartOfGold) and Khan (who in this incarnation, is an EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette).]]
* [[spoiler: TheChessmaster: Lacks Khan's hyper intelligence, but still has the upper hand on him right up until Khan manages to get on the same ship as him with backup. He loses not because Khan's smarter than he is or because Kirk's a better warrior than he is, but because both men manage to work together just long enough to defeat him by the skin of their teeth.]]
* CoolOldGuy: Another cool Starfleet Admiral similar to Christopher Pike. [[spoiler:Or not. He's actually evil.]]
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath: Khan ''crushes his skull in with his bare hands. '''Slowly.''''']]
* DaChief: Gives an exasperated speech to Kirk that "Starfleet isn't about vendetta."
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler:EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Actually does love his daughter Carol, even if he's a backstabbing warmonger.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilIsNotAToy: Gets killed by the same superhuman war criminal he tried to use as an agent and then backstabbed.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilSoundsDeep: It is Peter Weller, after all.]]
* [[spoiler:FauxAffablyEvil: He tends to call Kirk 'son' much like Pike did. He lacks the sincerity or charm.]]
* [[spoiler:GeneralRipper: He's willing to destroy the ''Enterprise'' in order to provoke Starfleet to declare war on the Klingons.]]
* [[spoiler:IDidWhatIHadToDo]]
* [[spoiler:InsaneAdmiral: He seems reasonable at first, but he's actually seeking to start a war with the Klingons, even to the point of destroying the ''Enterprise'' and killing her crew to pull it off.]]
* [[spoiler:ItsAllAboutMe: He believes that he's the only one who can lead Starfleet in the war he's planning to start.]]
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: Gets killed by Harrison, the agent he tried to sacrifice to start a war with the Klingons.]]
* [[spoiler:KnightTemplar: Believes he's protecting Earth by starting a war with the Klingons, even though millions will die.]]
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBastard]]
* [[spoiler:MotiveRant]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Gives Kirk the go-ahead to hunt down Harrison. [[spoiler:Subverted. He only helped Kirk so he could use the ''Enterprise'' to start a war with the Klingons.]]
* [[spoiler:SmugSnake: In his final scene, he goes on a rant on how Kirk started a war, "forcing" Marcus to step up to lead Earth in a time of impending war. The arrogance and BlatantLies are ''enormous''.]]
* [[spoiler: VillainWithGoodPublicity: He's the head of Starfleet. Who'd ever suspect him of warmongering?]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Knowing too much about his character gives away TheReveal [[spoiler:that he's a major figure in the villainous Section 31, trying to sacrifice Khan and the Enterprise to both start a war with the Klingons and cover up his own involvement.]]
* [[spoiler:YourHeadAsplode: Well, crushed, but it's the same principle.]]
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* NamesTheSame: Shares surname and doctor degree with Dr. David Marcus of StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan fame. Is a chick. [[spoiler:Survives.]]



* NamesTheSame: Shares surname with Dr. David Marcus of StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan fame. [[spoiler:But, unlike David Marcus, Alexander Marcus is not a good guy.]]
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* NamesTheSame: Shares surname and doctor degree with Dr. David Marcus of StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan fame. Is a chick. [[spoiler:Survives.]]


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* NamesTheSame: Shares surname with Dr. David Marcus of StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan fame. [[spoiler:But, unlike David Marcus, Alexander Marcus is not a good guy.]]
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* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath: Khan ''smashes his skull in with his bare hands. '''Slowly.''''']]

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* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath: Khan ''smashes ''crushes his skull in with his bare hands. '''Slowly.''''']]
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* TheRival: While he shares several traits with Spock, he and Kirk's relationship has a somewhat competitive edge to it. [[spoiler: What did you expect? It's Kirk vs. Khan the remake.]] They also have a pretty clear understanding of each other, and both are GenreSavy enough to prepare for their inevitable betrayal during an EnemyMine. [[spoiler: And without his revenge hard on from WrathOfKhan, Khan proves the victor, because he is [[BadassAbnormal "better".]] ]]
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* {{Pride}}: His defining character trait is his certainty in his own superiority.

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* {{Pride}}: His defining character trait is his certainty in his own superiority. The hell of it? He's not even wrong. [[spoiler: This is a man so ridiculously good at literally ''everything'' that he nearly single-handedly designed an entire, militarized, sub-Starfleet and then nearly destroyed the entire Starfleet[=/=]Federation edifice ''on his own'', with no help from anyone else.]]
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** BadassAbnormal: A bio-engineered super-human, he's better than normal folks at, well, ''everything.''
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Starfleet's former top agent, before a perceived betrayal by his superiors sent him on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the entire Federation command structure. [[spoiler:Of course, most of that is a lie doctored by Admiral Marcus. His true real name is [[WrathOfKhan Khan Noonien Singh]], a bio-engineering super-human and greatest war criminal who's ever lived. He was cryogenically frozen for 250 years aboard the USS Botany Bay until he was found by Marcus and blackmailed into designing weapons technology for him, using his crew as leverage. Naturally, [[DragonWithAnAgenda Khan had his own plans]] which did [[AssholeVictim not end well for Marcus]].]]

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Starfleet's former top agent, before a perceived betrayal by his superiors sent him on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the entire Federation command structure. [[spoiler:Of course, most of that is a lie doctored by Admiral Marcus. His true real name is [[WrathOfKhan Khan Noonien Singh]], a bio-engineering super-human and greatest war criminal who's ever lived. He was cryogenically frozen for 250 years aboard the USS Botany Bay until he was found by Marcus and blackmailed into designing weapons technology for him, using his crew as leverage. Naturally, [[DragonWithAnAgenda Khan had his own plans]] which did [[AssholeVictim not end well for Marcus]].]]
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!!John Harrison [[spoiler:(Khan Noonien Singh)]]

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!!John !!Commander John Harrison [[spoiler:(Khan / [[spoiler:Khan Noonien Singh)]]Singh]]



-->''"My crew is my family, Kirk. Is there anything you would not do for your family?"''

The main antagonist of ''Star Trek Into Darkness''. Harrison was once Starfleet's top agent, before a perceived betrayal by his superiors sent him on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the entire Federation.

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-->''"My crew is my family, Kirk. Is there anything you would not do for your family?"''

The main antagonist of ''Star Trek Into Darkness''. Harrison was once
Starfleet's former top agent, before a perceived betrayal by his superiors sent him on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the entire Federation.Federation command structure. [[spoiler:Of course, most of that is a lie doctored by Admiral Marcus. His true real name is [[WrathOfKhan Khan Noonien Singh]], a bio-engineering super-human and greatest war criminal who's ever lived. He was cryogenically frozen for 250 years aboard the USS Botany Bay until he was found by Marcus and blackmailed into designing weapons technology for him, using his crew as leverage. Naturally, [[DragonWithAnAgenda Khan had his own plans]] which did [[AssholeVictim not end well for Marcus]].]]



* BenevolentBoss: Zig-zagged between this and BadBoss. While he does seem to truly care for his crew, he was also a [[spoiler:ruthless tyrant and war criminal 300 years prior.]]
-->''"My crew is my family, Kirk. Is there anything you would not do for your family?"''



A science officer in Starfleet weapons R&D and daughter of Admiral Marcus. She joins the Enterprise on their mission to hunt down Harrison.

In the "Prime" timeline, she and Kirk were once romantically involved, and had a son named David.

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A science officer in Starfleet weapons R&D and daughter of Admiral Marcus. She joins the Enterprise on their mission to hunt down Harrison.

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Harrison. [[spoiler:In truth, she stowed away aboard the "Prime" timeline, she Enterprise to find out exactly what her father was up to, and Kirk were once romantically involved, and had a son named David.how Harrison was involved.]]



*** Extra ironic, given that in the "Prime" timeline, she and Kirk were romantically involved and had a son named David.



Head of Starfleet and father of Carol Marcus.

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Head of Starfleet and father of Carol Marcus. He personally organizes and preps the ''Enterprise'' on a Black-Ops mission to hunt down John Harrison and bring him to justice. [[spoiler:In truth, he was in cahoots with Harrison/Khan at the start, using him to design weapons against a potential war with the Klingon Empire, and using Kirk's manhunt for Harrison to fuel the war altogether.]]


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* [[spoiler: VillainWithGoodPublicity: He's the head of Starfleet. Who'd ever suspect him of warmongering?]]
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