History Characters / Torchwood

28th Mar '17 6:22:49 PM HakkyounoTenshi
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* BrokenAce: As the series progresses, you definitely see that Jack is having trouble dealing with the shitload of angst he's gotten handed with him.

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* BrokenAce: As the series progresses, you definitely see that Jack is having trouble dealing with the shitload of angst he's gotten handed with him. He takes [[spoiler: Ianto's death]] especially hard.
20th Feb '17 3:41:20 PM JamesAustin
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->'''Played by:''' Cush Jumbo (2009)

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->'''Played by:''' Cush Jumbo Creator/CushJumbo (2009)
27th Jan '17 6:44:56 AM Onycha
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* AlmightyJanitor: Whilst his official job role is to clean up after the team and ply them with coffee, he is shown to be staggeringly competent at just about anything the team throws at him, [[spoiler:including combat, tactical, and tech roles, alien/dinosaur care, and one brief stint as a wedding fairy. He also ends up being the one who permanently seals the Rift. Whilst being dead at the time.]] Not bad going for the tea-boy.
27th Jan '17 5:52:26 AM Onycha
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* PhotographicMemory: Provided he uses his mind palace in the form of his old house. In the tie-in novel, ''The House That Jack Built'', he accesses it to remember the personal details of anyone who regularly uses a particular car park.
27th Dec '16 5:05:35 PM InterestingCarSalesman
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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Most members of Torchwood have good bits of this, but Tosh has it spades. She was secretly imprisoned by UNIT for ''colluding with terrorists'' just to save her mother. If it wasn't for Jack, she would've lived out the rest of her life as an enemy of the state.


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* UnrequitedTragicMaiden: Is hopelessly and blatantly in love with Owen, who in turns [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk acts like an absolute shitstain towards her]].
27th Dec '16 7:41:23 AM JamesAustin
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* DrivenToSuicide: [[He eventually kills himself after killing his whole family after the debacle of the 456.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[He [[spoiler: He eventually kills himself after killing his whole family after the debacle of the 456.]]
27th Dec '16 7:37:49 AM JamesAustin
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[[folder: Captain Jack]]

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[[folder: Captain Jack]]JackHarkness]]



-> ''Have faith: [[SarcasmMode with a dashing hero like me on the case]], [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong how can we fail?]]''

-->Played by: Creator/JohnBarrowman (2006-present)

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-> ''Have ->'''Played by:''' Creator/JohnBarrowman (2006–present)

--> ''"Have
faith: [[SarcasmMode with a dashing hero like me on the case]], [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong case, how can we fail?]]''

-->Played by: Creator/JohnBarrowman (2006-present)
fail?"''



* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Dying a lot and centuries of waiting isn't fun. [[/folder]]

[[folder: Gwen]]

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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Dying a lot and centuries of waiting isn't fun. fun.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Gwen]]Gwen Cooper]]



-> ''Oh, bollocks to serenity!''

-->Played by: Creator/EveMyles (2006-present)

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-> ''Oh, bollocks to serenity!''

-->Played by:
->'''Played by:''' Creator/EveMyles (2006-present)
(2006–present)

--> ''"Oh, bollocks to serenity!"''



[[folder: Owen]]

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[[folder: Owen]]Owen Harper]]



-> ''This is Owen's voicemail, don't leave a message.''

-->Played by: Creator/BurnGorman (2006-08)

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-> ''This ->'''Played by:''' Creator/BurnGorman (2006–08)

--> ''"This
is Owen's voicemail, don't leave a message.''

-->Played by: Creator/BurnGorman (2006-08)
"''



-> ''I'm going to have to dig down into the system memory and see if I can find any remnants of deleted or temporary files. Completely illegal, of course.''

-->Played by: Naoko Mori (2006-08)

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-> ''I'm ->'''Played by:''' Naoko Mori (2006–08)

--> ''"I'm
going to have to dig down into the system memory and see if I can find any remnants of deleted or temporary files. Completely illegal, of course.''

-->Played by: Naoko Mori (2006-08)
"''



* AscendedExtra: Was only meant to have her small role in ''Series/DoctorWho'', then [[FanNickname RTD]] transferred her character to ''Torchwood'' (even justifying why she'd been a medic there rather than a tech expert). It all payed off handsomely. Oddly enough, she is the only member of the ''Torchwood'' team besides Jack to interact with the Ninth Doctor. [[spoiler:She never even meets the Tenth.]]

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* AscendedExtra: Was only meant to have her small role in ''Series/DoctorWho'', then [[FanNickname RTD]] RTD transferred her character to ''Torchwood'' (even justifying why she'd been a medic there rather than a tech expert). It all payed off handsomely. Oddly enough, she is the only member of the ''Torchwood'' team besides Jack to interact with the Ninth Doctor. [[spoiler:She never even meets the Tenth.]]



[[folder: Ianto]]

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[[folder: Ianto]]Ianto Jones]]



-> ''I clear up your shit. No questions asked and that's the way you like it. When did you last ask me anything about my life?''

-->Played by: Gareth David Lloyd (2006-09)

Responsible for getting the Torchwood team where they need to be, Ianto also can make a mean coffee and [[FanService looks great in a suit]]. Started out as TheBigGuy, but eventually was revealed to have a DarkAndTroubledPast in [[DysfunctionJunction his own right]]. He was initially part of Torchwood London and witnessed the Battle Of Canary Wharf. Becomes Jack's fuckbuddy after a while, and his exclusive boyfriend in series 2. He gets to meet the Doctor.

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-> ''I ->'''Played by:''' Gareth David Lloyd (2006–09)

--> ''"I
clear up your shit. No questions asked and that's the way you like it. When did you last ask me anything about my life?''

-->Played by: Gareth David Lloyd (2006-09)

life?"''

Responsible for getting the Torchwood team where they need to be, Ianto also can make a mean coffee and [[FanService [[{{Fanservice}} looks great in a suit]]. Started out as TheBigGuy, but eventually was revealed to have a DarkAndTroubledPast in [[DysfunctionJunction his own right]]. He was initially part of Torchwood London and witnessed the Battle Of Canary Wharf. Becomes Jack's fuckbuddy after a while, and his exclusive boyfriend in series 2. He gets to meet the Doctor.



[[folder: Rhys]]

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[[folder: Rhys]]Rhys Williams]]



-> ''[Singing along] Who'd you trust to transport your goods? Harwoods! You won't be sorry with a Harwoods lorry!''

-->Played by: Kai Owen (2006-present)

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-> ''[Singing ->'''Played by:''' Kai Owen (2006–present)

--> [Singing
along] Who'd ''"Who'd you trust to transport your goods? Harwoods! You won't be sorry with a Harwoods lorry!''

-->Played by: Kai Owen (2006-present)
lorry!"''



[[folder: Sergeant Andy]]

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[[folder: Sergeant Andy]]Andy Davidson]]



-> ''If she's anti-terrorist, I would not mind being Uncle Terrorist.''

-->Played by Tom Price (2006-present)

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-> ''If ->'''Played by:''' Tom Price (2006–present)

--> ''"If
she's anti-terrorist, I would not mind being Uncle Terrorist.''

-->Played by Tom Price (2006-present)
"''



[[folder: Lois]]

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[[folder: Lois]]Lois Habiba]]



-->Played by: Cush Jumbo (2009)

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-->Played by: ->'''Played by:''' Cush Jumbo (2009)



%%* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: for Martha

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%%* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: for For Martha



[[folder: Alice]]

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[[folder: Alice]]Alice Carter]]



-->Played by: Lucy Cohu (2009)

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-->Played by: ->'''Played by:''' Lucy Cohu (2009)



* RememberTheNewGuy: She is Jack's never-seen-or-mentioned-before daughter. It is stated that she asked him to stay away due to [[Really700YearsOld his condition]].
** However, this wasn't entirely out of left field. Jack has revealed that he's been in relationships numerous times before (and we even get to meet some of these people), and he mentions how painful he finds it that he can't age while they will, so the [=CoE=] reveals did come with some hefty foreshadowing.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: She is Jack's never-seen-or-mentioned-before daughter. It is stated that she asked him to stay away due to [[Really700YearsOld his condition]].
** However, this wasn't entirely out of left field.
condition]]. Jack has revealed that he's been in relationships numerous times before (and we even get to meet some of these people), and he mentions how painful he finds it that he can't age while they will, so the [=CoE=] reveals did come with some hefty foreshadowing.



!Recurring Villains

[[folder: Suzie]]
!!Suzie Costello
[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Suzie2_8966.jpg]]
-> ''She's a real find, this one. Gwen Cooper. She's better than me. She's so much better. (crying) [[SelfDeprecation I was never any good]]. [[TragicVillain Jack, I'm sorry]].''

-->Played by: Creator/IndiraVarma (2006)

Torchwood's TokenEvilTeammate. She was just like the rest of the Torchwood staff at the beginning- a normal, fairly approachable person with a share of her own secrets, and you couldn't tell that she was hurting beneath the congenial work personality. Except Suzie was the most broken of them all. She had a very hateful and cynical personality brewing under the surface, but [[TheWoobie mounds of guilt]] more than anything. After she got caught [[MoralEventHorizon killing people as test subjects for the Resurrection Gauntlet]], she tried to murder Jack. When he resurrected, she gave in to despair and [[BoomHeadshot capped herself]]. But she had a "Plan B" in the lurch to [[BackFromTheDead come back to life]] just in case she did [[DrivenToSuicide bite the bullet]].

* AbusiveParents: She seems to hate her cancer-ridden father, implying this.
** AntagonisticOffspring: She murders her own father.
* TheChessmaster: Suzie even planned for her own death and resurrection.
* DeadStarWalking: Dies in the first episode, but [[spoiler: comes back]].
* GambitRoulette: "They Keep Killing Suzie" relies on a lot of precise events lining up. See main page for details.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Her motives, while sypmathetic, are rather selfish.
* MyDeathIsOnlyTheBeginning: You have no idea...
%%* OnlyMostlyDead
* {{The Resenter}}: To Gwen, who she sees as a superior replacement to her.
* ThanatosGambit: Though done in reverse applied to herself in "They Keep Killing Suzie".
* {{Tragic Villain}}: At the end of the day ,she just doesn't want to die.
%%* WrenchWench

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!Recurring !Main Villains

[[folder: Suzie]]
!!Suzie Costello
Abbadon]]
[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Suzie2_8966.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Abaddon_9213.jpg]]
-> ''She's a real find, this one. Gwen Cooper. She's better than me. She's so much better. (crying) [[SelfDeprecation I was never any good]]. [[TragicVillain Jack, I'm sorry]].''

-->Played by: Creator/IndiraVarma (2006)

Torchwood's TokenEvilTeammate. She was just like the rest
!!Abbadon

* AncientAstronauts: Implied to be an early colinizer
of the Torchwood staff at the beginning- a normal, fairly approachable person with a share of her own secrets, and you couldn't tell that she was hurting beneath the congenial work personality. Except Suzie was the most broken of them all. She had a very hateful and cynical personality brewing under the surface, but [[TheWoobie mounds of guilt]] more than anything. After she got caught [[MoralEventHorizon killing people as test subjects for the Resurrection Gauntlet]], she tried to murder Jack. When he resurrected, she gave in to despair and [[BoomHeadshot capped herself]]. But she had a "Plan B" in the lurch to [[BackFromTheDead come back to life]] just in case she did [[DrivenToSuicide bite the bullet]].

earth.
* AbusiveParents: She seems to hate her cancer-ridden father, implying this.
** AntagonisticOffspring: She murders her own father.
AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: A weird horned humanoid demon.
* TheChessmaster: Suzie even planned for her own death and resurrection.
* DeadStarWalking: Dies in the first episode, but [[spoiler: comes back]].
* GambitRoulette: "They Keep Killing Suzie" relies on a lot of precise events lining up. See main page for details.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Her motives, while sypmathetic, are rather selfish.
* MyDeathIsOnlyTheBeginning: You have no idea...
%%* OnlyMostlyDead
* {{The Resenter}}: To Gwen, who she sees as a superior replacement to her.
* ThanatosGambit: Though done in reverse applied to herself in "They Keep Killing Suzie".
* {{Tragic Villain}}: At
BigBad: Of Season 1, though it's not clear until the end of the day ,she just doesn't want season.
* {{Kaiju}}: On par with Godzilla.
* PhysicalGod: Even able
to die.
%%* WrenchWench
drain the life out of people simply by them being in his shadow.
* SchmuckBait: According to the Torchwood case files that accompanied the first series, a lot of the dead recovered in the aftermath were found with camera and video phones [[TooDumbToLive still in their hands]].
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:Son of the Beast]] who was sealed within the Cardiff Rift.
* WalkingWasteland: His shadow causes anyone caught in it to [[OneHitKill instantly die]].



[[folder: Billis Manger]]
!!Bilis Manger
[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Billis_Manger_6865.jpg]]
-->Played by: Murray Melvin (2007)

* AffablyEvil: He's rather polite and mild-mannered.
* TheDragon: To Abaddon, since he can't act on his own.
* HiddenAgendaVillain: It's not until near the end of the first series finale that we find out what he wants.
* ManipulativeBastard: Arranges for any number or Torchwood staff to fully open the rift.
* TimeMaster: He can be in any time period, teleport to different planes of time and even temporarily stop time.
%%* TheWatchmaker
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He's never captured or killed, simply disappearing after Abaddon is released and later defeated. As such, it's very likely that he's still out there and biding his time in another time period.

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[[folder: Billis Manger]]
!!Bilis Manger
[[quoteright:150:http://static.
Gray]]
!!Gray
[[quoteright:196:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Billis_Manger_6865.jpg]]
-->Played by: Murray Melvin (2007)

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->'''Played by:''' Lachlan Nieboer; Ethan Brooke (young) (2008)

-->''"I want you to suffer. I want your life. This is Cardiff. 27AD. The city will be built here, over the next 2,000 years. Your grave will be the city's foundations. Your blessing of life becomes a curse. Each time you revive, with a throatful of earth, each time it chokes you afresh, and you thrash on the edge of death'', '''''you think of me.'''''''"''

Jack's long lost brother. During their childhood, Jack was separated from him during a savage alien raid on their home, failing to protect Gray by letting go of his hand in fear, resulting in their father's death and Gray being dealt a terrible lot of servitude to those murdering creatures. By the time they reunited, Gray was beyond begrudged at Jack for the hell on earth he went through, and started a crusade to get Jack as close to dead as he could due to his immortality, and take down a few of his friends who would die permanently to spite him.

* AffablyEvil: AxCrazy: Easily the least stable villain in the series.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: he never would have become a monster, if not for that fateful day...
* BigBad: Of Season 2, though it's not clear until the very end.
%%* CainAndAbel: The Cain to Jack's Abel.
* DeadlyHug: Embraces Jack when they reunite, then [[spoiler:promptly jams a sword straight into Jack's chest]].
* DeathSeeker: "I've heard people say death is such a waste. Hmpf. I imagine it more as a relief."
* HeroKiller: This guy manages to [[spoiler: kill both Owen (an impressive feat, considering Owen is an undead zombie and technically unable to die) and Tosh, along with making Jack die many times over by burying him alive under what would become Cardiff]].
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Presumably when the Hub exploded, although it's never mentioned or cleared up for sure.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQsrrSzwfmU A very vocal and tragic theme]].
* TheManBehindTheMan: Specifically John, [[spoiler: who he has wired to explode if he doesn't comply]].
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Ultimately, what his whole gambit in the second season boils down to: revenge against Jack for not saving him.
* SatelliteCharacter: His whole character revolves around getting revenge on Jack, and not much else beyond that. Even {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Lachlan Nieboer in the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4jJ5iruoew Declassified]]'' for ''Exit Wounds''.
-->'''Lachlan Nieboer:'''
He's rather polite just very, very bitter and mild-mannered.
* TheDragon: To Abaddon, since he can't act on
hates his own.
* HiddenAgendaVillain: It's not until near
brother a very great deal. And that's, that's it. That's just the end measure of the first series finale that we find out what he wants.
his personality.
* ManipulativeBastard: Arranges for any number or Torchwood staff to fully open the rift.
* TimeMaster: He can be in any time period, teleport to different planes of time
SeparatedAtBirthCasting: Looks and even temporarily stop time.
%%* TheWatchmaker
(especially) sounds a lot like Jack.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He's never captured or killed, simply disappearing after Abaddon [[spoiler: What happened to him when the Hub exploded in ''Children of Earth''?]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: He didn't want to become a monster, but
is released so consumed by sadness and later defeated. As such, it's very likely rage that he's still out there and biding his time in another time period. he can't stop himself.



[[folder: The 456]]
!!The 456
[[quoteright:181:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/The_456_8903.jpg]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Simon Poland (2009)

--> ''"You will die. And tomorrow, your people will deliver the children."''

* BigBad: Of ''Children of Earth'', given that it's the main cause of all of the misery.
* CreepyMonotone: It's voice never changes tone or intonation. This makes it all the more alien and scarier.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Mainly because it must breathe in a gaseous atmosphere, and [[FridgeBrilliance the concoction of gases could affect its voice pitch]]. A concoction, which may we add, is highly toxic to humans, and it has to sit in a box that acts as a controlled environment where humans can only enter by donning protective suits.
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: It murders Ianto using a virus]].
* InsaneTrollLogic: It has three heads, possibly indicative of three minds working in tandem, and oh, yeah- [[spoiler: it's getting high off ''children'']]. No wonder half the things it says sound deranged.
* InvasionOfTheBabySnatchers: It's whole reason for holding earth hostage is to capture children to [[spoiler: get high off their hormones]].
* KnightOfCerebus: While Abbadon and Gray were hardly harmless, the 456 brought a new level of darkness and moral ambiguity to the series.
* NonActionBigBad: Given that it has to remain in a tank of gasses to remain alive, this makes sense.
* NothingIsScarier: We never get a clear glimpse of what it looks like... and that's probably for the best.
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler:Or rather, millions of forsaken children. And not even powered. Uses the children to ''get high''.]]
%%* PsychopathicManchild: A possible interpretation.
* StarfishAlien: It resembles a three-headed plucked swan.
* YourHeadAsplode: [[spoiler: How it dies]].
[[/folder]]

!Recurring Villains

[[folder: Suzie Costello]]
!!Suzie Costello
[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Suzie2_8966.jpg]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/IndiraVarma (2006)

--> ''"She's a real find, this one. Gwen Cooper. She's better than me. She's so much better. ''[crying]'' I was never any good. Jack, I'm sorry."''

Torchwood's TokenEvilTeammate. She was just like the rest of the Torchwood staff at the beginning- a normal, fairly approachable person with a share of her own secrets, and you couldn't tell that she was hurting beneath the congenial work personality. Except Suzie was the most broken of them all. She had a very hateful and cynical personality brewing under the surface, but [[TheWoobie mounds of guilt]] more than anything. After she got caught [[MoralEventHorizon killing people as test subjects for the Resurrection Gauntlet]], she tried to murder Jack. When he resurrected, she gave in to despair and [[BoomHeadshot capped herself]]. But she had a "Plan B" in the lurch to [[BackFromTheDead come back to life]] just in case she did [[DrivenToSuicide bite the bullet]].

* AbusiveParents: She seems to hate her cancer-ridden father, implying this.
* AntagonisticOffspring: She murders her own father.
* TheChessmaster: Suzie even planned for her own death and resurrection.
* DeadStarWalking: Dies in the first episode, but [[spoiler: comes back]].
* GambitRoulette: "They Keep Killing Suzie" relies on a lot of precise events lining up. See main page for details.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Her motives, while sypmathetic, are rather selfish.
* MyDeathIsOnlyTheBeginning: You have no idea...
%%* OnlyMostlyDead
* TheResenter: To Gwen, who she sees as a superior replacement to her.
* ThanatosGambit: Though done in reverse applied to herself in "They Keep Killing Suzie".
* TragicVillain: At the end of the day, she just doesn't want to die.
%%* WrenchWench
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Billis Manger]]
!!Bilis Manger
[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Billis_Manger_6865.jpg]]
->'''Played by:''' Murray Melvin (2007)

* AffablyEvil: He's rather polite and mild-mannered.
* TheDragon: To Abaddon, since he can't act on his own.
* HiddenAgendaVillain: It's not until near the end of the first series finale that we find out what he wants.
* ManipulativeBastard: Arranges for any number or Torchwood staff to fully open the rift.
* TimeMaster: He can be in any time period, teleport to different planes of time and even temporarily stop time.
%%* TheWatchmaker
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He's never captured or killed, simply disappearing after Abaddon is released and later defeated. As such, it's very likely that he's still out there and biding his time in another time period.
[[/folder]]



-> ''Here's what's going to happen: everything you love, everything you treasure, will die. I'm gonna tear your world apart, Captain Jack Harkness, piece by piece. Starting now.''

-->Played by: Creator/JamesMarsters (2008)

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-> ''Here's ->'''Played by:''' Creator/JamesMarsters (2008)

--> ''"Here's
what's going to happen: everything you love, everything you treasure, will die. I'm gonna tear your world apart, Captain Jack Harkness, piece by piece. Starting now.''

-->Played by: Creator/JamesMarsters (2008)
"''



* {{Badass Gay}}: More like Badass Omnisexual, but the effect is the same.

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* {{Badass Gay}}: BadassGay: More like Badass Omnisexual, but the effect is the same.



%%* EvilCounterpart

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%%* EvilCounterpart* EvilCounterpart: Of Jack himself, right down to his incredibly anachronistic wardrobe, being a rogue ex-Time Agent and his chosen name being an alias, that he adopted simply to parody Jack's own.



** SerialNumbersFiledOff: Of Jack himself, right down to his incredibly anachronistic wardrobe, being a rogue ex-Time Agent and his chosen name being an alias, that he adopted simply to parody Jack's own.
* {{Even Evil Has Loved Ones}}: He still loves Jack, enough to turn against Gray in the end.
* {{Even Evil Has Standards}}: As the second series progresses, he finds himself disgusted with Gray's plan of destroying Jack's life.

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** SerialNumbersFiledOff: Of Jack himself, right down to his incredibly anachronistic wardrobe, being a rogue ex-Time Agent and his chosen name being an alias, that he adopted simply to parody Jack's own.
* {{Even Evil Has Loved Ones}}: EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He still loves Jack, enough to turn against Gray in the end.
* {{Even Evil Has Standards}}: EvenEvilHasStandards: As the second series progresses, he finds himself disgusted with Gray's plan of destroying Jack's life.



-> '''Bridget Spears''': If ever you think of John Frobisher, just remember that it wasn't his fault.

-->Played by: Creator/PeterCapaldi (2009)

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-> '''Bridget Spears''': If ->'''Played by:''' Creator/PeterCapaldi (2009)

->''"If
ever you think of John Frobisher, just remember that it wasn't his fault.

-->Played by: Creator/PeterCapaldi (2009)
fault."''
-->-- '''Bridget Spears'''



%%* DrivenToSuicide

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%%* DrivenToSuicide* DrivenToSuicide: [[He eventually kills himself after killing his whole family after the debacle of the 456.]]



* YouLookFamiliar: In-universe/AllThereInTheManual.

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* YouLookFamiliar: In-universe/AllThereInTheManual. In-universe:



** Peter Capaldi went on to play none other than the '''Twelfth Doctor'''. "The Girl Who Died" explains that when he regenerated into this form, the Doctor subconciously chose to have Caecilius' face as a reminder of his duty to save anyone he can no matter what. Moffat later elaborated at the 2015 Doctor Who Festival that the tragic fate of Frobisher also factored into the Doctor's choice -- just because Time and Space fight back against the Doctor's efforts to save others doesn't mean he should give it up -- but they couldn't fit that detail into the episode.[[/folder]]


!{{Big Bad}}s

[[folder: Abbadon]]
[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Abaddon_9213.jpg]]
!!Abbadon (2007)

* AncientAstronauts: Implied to be an early colinizer of earth.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: A weird horned humanoid demon.
* {{Big Bad}}: Of Season 1, though it's not clear until the end of the season.
* {{Kaiju}}: On par with Godzilla.
* PhysicalGod: Even able to drain the life out of people simply by them being in his shadow.
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:Son of The Beast]] who was sealed within the Cardiff Rift.
* WalkingWasteland: His shadow causes anyone caught in it to [[OneHitKill instantly die]].
** SchmuckBait: According to the Torchwood case files that accompanied the first series, a lot of the dead recovered in the aftermath were found with camera and video phones [[TooDumbToLive still in their hands]].

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** Peter Capaldi went on to play none other than the '''Twelfth Doctor'''. "The Girl Who Died" explains that when he regenerated into this form, the Doctor subconciously chose to have Caecilius' face as a reminder of his duty to save anyone he can no matter what. Moffat later elaborated at the 2015 Doctor Who Festival that the tragic fate of Frobisher also factored into the Doctor's choice -- just because Time and Space fight back against the Doctor's efforts to save others doesn't mean he should give it up -- but they couldn't fit that detail into the episode.[[/folder]]


!{{Big Bad}}s

[[folder: Abbadon]]
[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Abaddon_9213.jpg]]
!!Abbadon (2007)

* AncientAstronauts: Implied to be an early colinizer of earth.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: A weird horned humanoid demon.
* {{Big Bad}}: Of Season 1, though it's not clear until the end of the season.
* {{Kaiju}}: On par with Godzilla.
* PhysicalGod: Even able to drain the life out of people simply by them being in his shadow.
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:Son of The Beast]] who was sealed within the Cardiff Rift.
* WalkingWasteland: His shadow causes anyone caught in it to [[OneHitKill instantly die]].
** SchmuckBait: According to the Torchwood case files that accompanied the first series, a lot of the dead recovered in the aftermath were found with camera and video phones [[TooDumbToLive still in their hands]].




[[folder: Gray]]
!!Gray
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->''"[[TheResenter I want you to suffer. I want your life.]] This is Cardiff. 27AD. The city will be built here, over the next 2,000 years. Your grave will be the city's foundations. Your blessing of life becomes a curse. Each time you revive, with a throatful of earth, each time it chokes you afresh, and you thrash on the edge of death'', '''''you think of me.'''''''"''

-->Young Gray played by: Ethan Brooke (2008)
-->Adult Gray played by: Lachlan Nieboer (2008)

Jack's long lost brother. During their childhood, Jack was separated from him during a savage alien raid on their home, failing to protect Gray by letting go of his hand in fear, resulting in their father's death and Gray being dealt a terrible lot of servitude to those murdering creatures. By the time they reunited, Gray was beyond begrudged at Jack for the hell on earth he went through, and started a crusade to get Jack as close to dead as he could due to his immortality, and take down a few of his friends who would die permanently to spite him.

* AxCrazy: Easily the least stable villain in the series.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: he never would have become a monster, if not for that fateful day...
* {{Big Bad}}: Of Season 2, though it's not clear until the very end.
%%* CainAndAbel: The Cain to Jack's Abel.
* DeadlyHug: Embraces Jack when they reunite, then [[spoiler:promptly jams a sword straight into Jack's chest]].
* DeathSeeker: "I've heard people say death is such a waste. Hmpf. I imagine it more as a relief."
* HeroKiller: This guy manages to [[spoiler: kill both Owen (an impressive feat, considering Owen is an undead zombie and technically unable to die) and Tosh, along with making Jack die many times over by burying him alive under what would become Cardiff]].
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Presumably when the Hub exploded, although it's never mentioned or cleared up for sure.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQsrrSzwfmU A very vocal and tragic theme]].
* TheManBehindTheMan: Specifically John, [[spoiler: who he has wired to explode if he doesn't comply]].
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Ultimately, what his whole gambit in the second season boils down to: revenge against Jack for not saving him.
* SatelliteCharacter: His whole character revolves around getting revenge on Jack, and not much else beyond that. Even [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Lachlan Nieboer in the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4jJ5iruoew Declassified]]'' for ''Exit Wounds''.
-->'''Lachlan Nieboer''': He's just very, very bitter and hates his brother a very great deal. And that's, that's it. That's just the measure of his personality.
* SeparatedAtBirthCasting: Looks and (especially) sounds a lot like Jack.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: What happened to him when the Hub exploded?]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds : He didn't want to become a monster, but is so consumed by sadness and rage that he can't stop himself.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: The 456]]
!!The 456
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-> ''You will die. And tomorrow, your people will deliver the children.''

-->Voiced by: Simon Poland (2009)

* {{Big Bad}}: Of Children of Earth, given that it's the main cause of all of the misery.
* CreepyMonotone: It's voice never changes tone or intonation. This makes it all the more alien and scarier.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Mainly because it must breathe in a gaseous atmosphere, and [[FridgeBrilliance the concoction of gases could affect its voice pitch]]. A concoction, which may we add, is highly toxic to humans, and it has to sit in a box that acts as a controlled environment where humans can only enter by donning protective suits.
* {{Hero Killer}}: [[spoiler: It murders Ianto using a virus]].
* InsaneTrollLogic: It has three heads, possibly indicative of three minds working in tandem, and oh, yeah- [[spoiler: it's getting high off ''children'']]. No wonder half the things it says sound deranged.
* InvasionOfTheBabySnatchers: It's whole reason for holding earth hostage is to capture children to [[spoiler: get high off their hormones]].
* {{Knight of Cerebus}}: While Abbadon and Gray were hardly harmless, the 456 brought a new level of darkness and moral ambiguity to the series.
* {{Non Action Big Bad}}: Given that it has to remain in a tank of gasses to remain alive, this makes sense.
* NothingIsScarier: We never get a clear glimpse of what it looks like... and that's probably for the best.
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler:Or rather, millions of forsaken children. And not even powered. Uses the children to ''get high''.]]
%%* {{Psychopathic Manchild}}: A possible interpretation.
* StarfishAlien: It resembles a three-headed plucked swan.
* YourHeadAsplode: [[spoiler: How it dies]].
[[/folder]]
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%%* {{Badass}}



* {{Badass}}: Managing to [[spoiler:''kill half of Torchwood Three'', one of whom ''Death himself'' couldn't harm]] certainly qualifies him as this.
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%%* TheCasanova

to:

%%* TheCasanova* TheCasanova: He will hit on any girl. Or any guy. Or any''thing'' for that matter. If it has a semblance of a personality, Jack will flirt with it.



* ChekovsGun: His aforementioned Hand-In-A-Jar has both saved the universe ''and'' almost doomed it. It allowed The Master to reconfigure the TARDIS into his paradox machine and effectively rule the world for an entire year. But it was also responsible for the [[ItMakesSenseInContext birth of Doctor-Donna and the Ten Clone]] effectively help defeat Davros.



* LoveableSexManiac: According to Ianto, Jack's style in bed is "innovative... bordering on the avant-garde."

to:

* LoveableSexManiac: According to Ianto, Jack's style in bed is "innovative... bordering on the avant-garde." When he's joined up with ''three Doctors'' (Ten, Doctor-Donna and the Hand Clone), he makes it clear they ''don't'' want to know [[AThreesomeIsHot what he's thinking.]]
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