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[[folder:Introduced in ''Unwind'']]

!'''Ariana'''

''[-"Sure. Sure I do. I could leave here. If you asked me."-]''

Connor's friend and crush in the beginning of the novel. Connor and Ariana planned to kick-AWOL together, but Ariana backs out at the last second because of she is the maid of honor at her sister's wedding and because of school.

* TheDitz: According to Connor, Ariana wasn't all that bright.
* LoveTriangle: A mild, implied one between Connor, Risa, and Ariana.
* TechnicolorEyes: Always gets the newest pigment injection. Ariana's current eye color the beginning of the novel is "[[PurpleEyes sweet violet]] with [[GrayEyes streaks of gray]]."
* TemporaryLoveInterest
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: We don't know if she's Connor's childhood friend, but she's the closest girl to him until he meets Risa.

!'''Alexis'''

''[-"Hi, you must be new! I'm Alexis, and this is Chase."-]''

A girl who Connor and Risa meet on a school bus. She has a baby son named Chase.

* GenkiGirl
* MotorMouth

!'''Hannah Steinburg'''

''[-"Don't tell me your names. Don't tell me anything, so if they question me afterward, I won't be lying when I say I don't know."-]''

A teacher who helps Connor and Risa escape the school and find shelter with Sonia, who shelters Unwinds. Hannah volunteers to take in the baby that Connor and Risa were briefly caring for.

* CoolTeacher
* TheBusCameBack: Returns in [=UnSouled=].
* DoorstopBaby: Raises Didi, who she renamed Deirdre.

!'''Sonia [[spoiler:Rheinschild]]'''

''[-"Maybe, maybe not. One thing you learn when you've lived as long as I have--people aren't all good, and people aren't all bad. We move in and out of darkness and light all of our lives. Right now, I'm pleased to be in the light."-]''

An elderly woman who shelters Unwinds. She works with Hannah in protecting Unwinds. Nicknamed "Dragon Lady" by Hayden and Mai.

* CoolOldLady
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:At the end of the second book, Sonia is revealed to be the wife of Janson Rheinschild, who invented the technology which made unwinding possible.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:In Undivided Nelson sets her shop on fire and she dies.]]

!'''Roland Taggart'''

''[-"Consider yourself lucky."-]''

One of the three Unwinds that Connor and Risa meet when finding shelter with Sonia, Roland was going to be unwound because he beat up his stepfather for beating his mother; his mother took his stepfather's side instead. An intimidating adolescent who is both feared and respected, Roland sees Connor as a threat.

* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: Holy shit. It's just about impossible not to feel sorry for Roland as he's being Unwound.]]
* AllThereInTheManual: His last name was revealed on Neal Shusterman's Facebook page.
* AnimalMotifs: Sharks, specifically a tiger shark.

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\n[[folder:Introduced in ''Unwind'']]\n\n!'''Ariana'''\n\n''[-"Sure. Sure I do. I could leave here. If you asked me."-]''\n\nConnor's friend [[folder: The Stork Brigade]]

!'''Mason Starkey'''

Starkey is a stork who is rescued
and crush in the beginning of the novel. Connor sent to The Graveyard. He is bitter and Ariana planned to kick-AWOL together, but Ariana backs out at the last second angry because storks are treated as second class citizens most of she is the maid of honor at her sister's wedding time. He also feels that Connor isn't doing enough to actually stop unwinding and because of school.

* TheDitz: According
wants to Connor, Ariana take things to the street.

* AmbiguouslyBrown: Being darker-skinned than his family was one reason he felt he didn't belong and
wasn't all that bright.
* LoveTriangle: A mild, implied one between Connor, Risa, and Ariana.
* TechnicolorEyes: Always gets the newest pigment injection. Ariana's current eye color the beginning of the novel is "[[PurpleEyes sweet violet]] with [[GrayEyes streaks of gray]]."
* TemporaryLoveInterest
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: We don't know if she's Connor's childhood friend, but she's the closest girl to him until he meets Risa.

!'''Alexis'''

''[-"Hi, you must be new! I'm Alexis, and this is Chase."-]''

A girl who Connor and Risa meet on a school bus. She has a baby son named Chase.

* GenkiGirl
* MotorMouth

!'''Hannah Steinburg'''

''[-"Don't tell me your names. Don't tell me anything, so if they question me afterward, I won't be lying when I say I don't know."-]''

A teacher who helps Connor and Risa escape the school and find shelter with Sonia, who shelters Unwinds. Hannah volunteers to take in the baby that Connor and Risa were briefly caring for.

* CoolTeacher
* TheBusCameBack: Returns in [=UnSouled=].
* DoorstopBaby: Raises Didi, who she renamed Deirdre.

!'''Sonia [[spoiler:Rheinschild]]'''

''[-"Maybe, maybe not. One thing you learn when you've lived as long as I have--people aren't all good, and people aren't all bad. We move in and out of darkness and light all of our lives. Right now, I'm pleased to be in the light."-]''

An elderly woman who shelters Unwinds. She works with Hannah in protecting Unwinds. Nicknamed "Dragon Lady" by Hayden and Mai.

* CoolOldLady
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:At the end of the second book, Sonia is revealed to be the wife of Janson Rheinschild, who invented the technology which made unwinding possible.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:In Undivided Nelson sets her shop on fire and she dies.]]

!'''Roland Taggart'''

''[-"Consider yourself lucky."-]''

One of the three Unwinds that Connor and Risa meet when finding shelter with Sonia, Roland was going to be unwound because he beat up his stepfather for beating his mother; his mother took his stepfather's side instead. An intimidating adolescent who is both feared and respected, Roland sees Connor as a threat.

* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: Holy shit. It's just about impossible not to feel sorry for Roland as he's being Unwound.]]
* AllThereInTheManual: His last name was revealed on Neal Shusterman's Facebook page.
* AnimalMotifs: Sharks, specifically a tiger shark.
wanted.



* ConspicuousGloves: Wears one to conceal his left hand, which he ruined escaping from handcuffs.
* DarkSkinnedBlond/[[DarkSkinnedRedhead Redhead]]: [[JustifiedTrope But it's dyed.]]
* DoorstopBaby: Part of his
* EngineeredPublicConfession: Bambi and the other Storks who have doubts about his morals stage a late night interrogation by the Dah Zhe to trick Starkey into revealing how little he really cares for those under his command.
* EvilRedhead: Dyes his hair to keep from being recognized by the cops, which becomes his trademark look, dark roots and all.
* FreudianExcuse: Does what he does because Storks are treated as second class citizens, even among fellow Unwdinds.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:While Connor strangles him by his own request.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: How he rises through the ranks at the Graveyard so quickly.
* VillainProtagonist: A [=POV=] character, but actively works to undermine allies for his own agenda.

!'''"Bam" Bambi'''

* BerserkButton: Don't ever call her "Bambi".
* BrawnHilda
* TheDragon: To Starkey
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Finally turns on Starkey when he begins leaving her out of his decision making and not telling her things until the last minute.
* TheStarscream: Hayden encourages her to become this. She finally turns on him in Undivided when he agrees to the Clappers' plan to attack a Tithes-only harvest camp and kill everyone inside.

!'''Jeevan'''
One of Hayden's computer technicians in the Graveyard's communications hub. [[spoiler: He serves as Starkey's spy within the ComBomb and later becomes the computer expert of the Stork Brigade. Eventually, he begins to have doubts about Startkey's methods and joins Hayden and Bambi in instigating a coup in ''Undivided.''
* AsianAndNerdy
* DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm
* TheEvilGenius: Although he's not very comfortable with the "evil" part.
* TheMole: Serves as Starkey's informant inside the ComBom.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Other Unwinds]]
!'''Roland Taggart'''

''[-"Consider yourself lucky."-]''

One of the three Unwinds that Connor and Risa meet when finding shelter with Sonia, Roland was going to be unwound because he beat up his stepfather for beating his mother; his mother took his stepfather's side instead. An intimidating adolescent who is both feared and respected, Roland sees Connor as a threat.

* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: Holy shit. It's just about impossible not to feel sorry for Roland as he's being Unwound.]]
* AllThereInTheManual: His last name was revealed on Neal Shusterman's Facebook page.
* AnimalMotifs: Sharks, specifically a tiger shark. [[spoiler: This stems from his having survived a shark attack at age thirteen by stabbing it in the eye with a rock.]]
* CharacterFocus



* DisappearedDad

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* DisappearedDadDisappearedDad: He never knew his biological father.




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* VillainEpisode: The novella ''Undevoured'' focuses on his backstory.



* CharacterFocus



* MuaveShirt: Gets less focus than other characters but still plays a major role in the story.



!'''Mai'''

''[-"We get sent to the harvest camp and they cut us apart, that's what happens next."-]''

One of the three Unwinds that Connor and Risa meet while finding shelter with Sonia, Mai was going to be unwound because her parents tried to have a boy and instead had another girl for the fourth time.

[[spoiler:Mai becomes a Clapper after the death of her boyfriend Vincent and kills herself when she activates her detonator.]]

* {{Bookworm}}
* BrokenBird: [[spoiler:After Vincent died.]]
* ButNotTooForeign: It is implied that Mai is Chinese.

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!'''Mai'''

''[-"We get
!'''Miracolina'''

A tithe born to help her sick brother. She was rescued by the tithe deprogramming group that takes in Levi. She resists the deprogramming, convinced that her purpose was to help others and that the group disrupted that. Eventually, she escapes and goes on the run with Levi, who's tired of the hero worship he's getting in the mansion. After the Juvey Cops' raid on the Graveyard, she returns home and spends the remainder of the series helping AWOL Whollys find safe haven.

* BetaCouple: Forms one with Lev.
* CharacterFocus: She gets several chapters over the course of ''Unwholly'', and the novella ''Untithed'' focuses on her adventures following the raid on the Graveyard.
* MuaveShirt: Only appears in two books and a novella.
* UnwantedRescue: Although it is unclear what Miracolina wanted to be done at the end of the book [[spoiler:given that, techinically, her parents never signed the unwind papers]], Miracolina is excited to be a tithe, and is very angry at being "rescued" by the Anti-Divisional Resistance.

!'''Zachary "Emby"'''

''[-"Wait till you're the one who's dying and see how you feel about it!"-]''

One of the boys in the same crate as Connor and Hayden when they're
sent to the harvest camp and they cut us apart, that's what happens next."-]''

One of
Graveyard. Nicknamed the three Unwinds that Connor and Risa meet while finding shelter with Sonia, Mai was going to be unwound because her parents tried to have a boy and instead had another girl for the fourth time.

[[spoiler:Mai becomes a Clapper after the death of her boyfriend Vincent and kills herself when she activates her detonator.]]

* {{Bookworm}}
* BrokenBird: [[spoiler:After Vincent died.]]
* ButNotTooForeign: It is implied that Mai is Chinese.
Mouth Breather.



* DelinquentHair
* EmoTeen
* {{Goth}}
* HotBlooded
* {{Kuudere}}: Arguably. She's kind of cold to pretty much everyone except her boyfriend Vincent.
* {{Tomboy}}

!'''Cyrus [="CyFi"=] Finch'''

''[-"Ain't no one gonna tell you what's in your heart. You gotta find that out for yourself."-]''

A young Umber who Lev accompanies to Joplin after [[spoiler:Lev betrays Connor and Risa]], Cy is friendly and optimistic.

[[spoiler:It is later revealed that when he had surgery and recieved a 1/8 lobe of a brain from an Unwind, that Unwind - named Tyler - still believes he is alive and at times takes control over Cy's body to steal. Cyrus is going to Joplin for the sake of Tyler, and they both (sort of) concile with their respective parents.]]

* [[BlackBestFriend Umber Best Friend]]: To Lev.
* CharacterFocus
* [[HasTwoMommies Has Two Daddies]]
* spoiler:GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler:Tyler.]]
* MotorMouth: Lev thinks Cy likes to hear himself talk.
* TokenMinority

!'''Zachary "Emby"'''

''[-"Wait till you're the one who's dying and see how you feel about it!"-]''

One of the boys in the same crate as Connor and Hayden when they're sent to the Graveyard. Nicknamed the Mouth Breather.

* CharacterFocus



[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Anit-Divisional Resistance]]
!'''Sonia [[spoiler:Rheinschild]]'''

''[-"Maybe, maybe not. One thing you learn when you've lived as long as I have--people aren't all good, and people aren't all bad. We move in and out of darkness and light all of our lives. Right now, I'm pleased to be in the light."-]''

An elderly woman who shelters Unwinds. She works with Hannah in protecting Unwinds. Nicknamed "Dragon Lady" by Hayden and Mai.

* CoolOldLady
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:At the end of the second book, Sonia is revealed to be the wife of Janson Rheinschild, who invented the technology which made unwinding possible.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:In Undivided Nelson sets her shop on fire and she dies.]]
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior



!'''Trace Neuhauser'''

A 23 year old AWOL air force boeuf at the Graveyard who acts as Connor's head of security and strategic adviser. [[spoiler:Is later discovered to be working for [[MegaCorp Proactive Citizenry]] to spy on the Graveyard, but he still believes in helping the unwinds there and thus doesn't give away the most important information he knows.]]

* DoubleAgent: [[spoiler:Admitted to working for Proactive Citizenry, but hasn't told them all of the secrets he knows because he believes in what's being done at the Graveyard. Eventually gives the Whollies his full loyalty after being fired.]]
* TheLancer: To Connor at the Graveyard.
* ReverseMole: Doesn't reveal Proactive Citizenry's secrets, but he withholds the Graveyard's secrets to keep them off Connor's back.
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Proactive Citizenry's spy in the Graveyard.]]
* TokenAdult: Other than the team in charge of running the office that serves as a front for the Unwind rescue operations, he is the only adult who works directly with the resident teenagers.
* KilledOffForReal: Starkey leaves him to drown when their plane crashes at the end of ''Unwholly''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Clappers]]
!'''Mai'''

''[-"We get sent to the harvest camp and they cut us apart, that's what happens next."-]''

One of the three Unwinds that Connor and Risa meet while finding shelter with Sonia, Mai was going to be unwound because her parents tried to have a boy and instead had another girl for the fourth time.

[[spoiler:Mai becomes a Clapper after the death of her boyfriend Vincent and kills herself when she activates her detonator.]]

* {{Bookworm}}
* BrokenBird: [[spoiler:After Vincent died.]]
* ButNotTooForeign: It is implied that Mai is Chinese.
* CharacterFocus
* DelinquentHair
* EmoTeen
* {{Goth}}
* HotBlooded
* {{Kuudere}}: Arguably. She's kind of cold to pretty much everyone except her boyfriend Vincent.
* {{Tomboy}}






[[folder:Introduced in ''[=UnWholly=]'']]

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[[folder:Introduced in ''[=UnWholly=]'']]

[[folder:Proactive Citizenry]]



* EngineeredPublicConfession: [[spoiler: Secretly hacked all the security cameras in the Rewinds' bedroom so that when Roberta found him in there, their conversation would be broadcast to the entire world.]]
* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler: Attempts to kill Cam when he appears to suffer a breakdown after his discovery of the other Rewinds. Unfortunately, she plays right into his BatmanGambit.]]




!'''Mason Starkey'''

Starkey is a stork who is rescued and sent to The Graveyard. He is bitter and angry because storks are treated as second class citizens most of the time. He also feels that Connor isn't doing enough to actually stop unwinding and wants to take things to the street.

* AmbiguouslyBrown: Being darker-skinned than his family was one reason he felt he didn't belong and wasn't wanted.
* CharacterFocus
* ConspicuousGloves: Wears one to conceal his left hand, which he ruined escaping from handcuffs.
* DarkSkinnedBlond/[[DarkSkinnedRedhead Redhead]]: [[JustifiedTrope But it's dyed.]]
* DoorstopBaby: Part of his
* EngineeredPublicConfession: Bambi and the other Storks who have doubts about his morals stage a late night interrogation by the Dah Zhe to trick Starkey into revealing how little he really cares for those under his command.
* EvilRedhead: Dyes his hair to keep from being recognized by the cops, which becomes his trademark look, dark roots and all.
* FreudianExcuse: Does what he does because Storks are treated as second class citizens, even among fellow Unwdinds.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:While Connor strangles him by his own request.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: How he rises through the ranks at the Graveyard so quickly.
* VillainProtagonist: A [=POV=] character, but actively works to undermine allies for his own agenda.

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\n!'''Mason Starkey'''\n\nStarkey is a stork who is rescued and sent to [[/folder]]

[[folder:
The Graveyard. He is bitter and angry because storks are treated as second class citizens most of the time. He also feels that Connor isn't doing enough to actually stop unwinding and wants to take things to the street.

* AmbiguouslyBrown: Being darker-skinned than his family was one reason he felt he didn't belong and wasn't wanted.
* CharacterFocus
* ConspicuousGloves: Wears one to conceal his left hand, which he ruined escaping from handcuffs.
* DarkSkinnedBlond/[[DarkSkinnedRedhead Redhead]]: [[JustifiedTrope But it's dyed.]]
* DoorstopBaby: Part of his
* EngineeredPublicConfession: Bambi and the other Storks who have doubts about his morals stage a late night interrogation by the Dah Zhe to trick Starkey into revealing how little he really cares for those under his command.
* EvilRedhead: Dyes his hair to keep from being recognized by the cops, which becomes his trademark look, dark roots and all.
* FreudianExcuse: Does what he does because Storks are treated as second class citizens, even among fellow Unwdinds.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:While Connor strangles him by his own request.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: How he rises through the ranks at the Graveyard so quickly.
* VillainProtagonist: A [=POV=] character, but actively works to undermine allies for his own agenda.
Black Market]]



!'''Miracolina'''

A tithe born to help her sick brother. She was rescued by the tithe deprogramming group that takes in Levi. She resists the deprogramming, convinced that her purpose was to help others and that the group disrupted that. Eventually, she escapes and goes on the run with Levi, who's tired of the hero worship he's getting in the mansion. After the Juvey Cops' raid on the Graveyard, she returns home and spends the remainder of the series helping AWOL Whollys find safe haven.

* BetaCouple: Forms one with Lev.
* CharacterFocus: She gets several chapters over the course of ''Unwholly'', and the novella ''Untithed'' focuses on her adventures following the raid on the Graveyard.
* UnwantedRescue: Although it is unclear what Miracolina wanted to be done at the end of the book [[spoiler:given that, techinically, her parents never signed the unwind papers]], Miracolina is excited to be a tithe, and is very angry at being "rescued" by the Anti-Divisional Resistance.

!'''Trace Neuhauser'''

A 23 year old AWOL air force boeuf at the Graveyard who acts as Connor's head of security and strategic adviser. [[spoiler:Is later discovered to be working for [[MegaCorp Proactive Citizenry]] to spy on the Graveyard, but he still believes in helping the unwinds there and thus doesn't give away the most important information he knows.]]

* DoubleAgent: [[spoiler:Admitted to working for Proactive Citizenry, but hasn't told them all of the secrets he knows because he believes in what's being done at the Graveyard. Eventually gives the Whollies his full loyalty after being fired.]]
* TheLancer: To Connor at the Graveyard.
* ReverseMole: Doesn't reveal Proactive Citizenry's secrets, but he withholds the Graveyard's secrets to keep them off Connor's back.
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Proactive Citizenry's spy in the Graveyard.]]
* TokenAdult: Other than the team in charge of running the office that serves as a front for the Unwind rescue operations, he is the only adult who works directly with the resident teenagers.
* KilledOffForReal: Starkey leaves him to drown when their plane crashes at the end of ''Unwholly''

!'''"Bam" Bambi'''

* BerserkButton: Don't ever call her "Bambi".
* BrawnHilda
* TheDragon: To Starkey
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Finally turns on Starkey when he begins leaving her out of his decision making and not telling her things until the last minute.
* TheStarscream: Hayden encourages her to become this. She finally turns on him in Undivided when he agrees to the Clappers' plan to attack a Tithes-only harvest camp and kill everyone inside.

!'''Jeevan'''
One of Hayden's computer technicians in the Graveyard's communications hub. [[spoiler: He serves as Starkey's spy within the ComBomb and later becomes the computer expert of the Stork Brigade. Eventually, he begins to have doubts about Startkey's methods and joins Hayden and Bambi in instigating a coup in ''Undivided.''
* AsianAndNerdy
* DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm
* TheEvilGenius: Although he's not very comfortable with the "evil" part.
* TheMole: Serves as Starkey's informant inside the ComBom.

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!'''Miracolina'''

A tithe born to help her sick brother. She was rescued by
!'''Divan Umarov'''
Nelson's primary contact and head of his own black market parts pirates ring. He prides himself on being more humane than
the tithe deprogramming group that takes in Levi. She resists the deprogramming, convinced that her purpose was to help others and that the group disrupted that. Eventually, she escapes and goes on the run with Levi, who's tired infamous brutality of the hero worship he's getting in Burmese Dah Zhe. He runs his operations from aboard his private cargo plane, the mansion. After the Juvey Cops' raid on the Graveyard, she returns home and spends the remainder of the series helping AWOL Whollys find safe haven.

* BetaCouple: Forms one with Lev.
''Lady Lucrezia'' while his sister Dagmara manages their ground operations.
* CharacterFocus: She gets several chapters over the course of ''Unwholly'', and the novella ''Untithed'' focuses on her adventures following the raid on the Graveyard.
* UnwantedRescue: Although it is unclear what Miracolina wanted
AffablyEvil: Acts like a very nice man to his soon to be done at the end of the book [[spoiler:given that, techinically, her parents never signed the unwind papers]], Miracolina is excited to be a tithe, and is very angry at being "rescued" by the Anti-Divisional Resistance.

!'''Trace Neuhauser'''

A 23 year old AWOL air force boeuf at the Graveyard who acts as Connor's head of security and strategic adviser. [[spoiler:Is later discovered to be working for [[MegaCorp Proactive Citizenry]] to spy on the Graveyard, but he still believes in helping the unwinds there and thus doesn't give away the most important information he knows.]]

* DoubleAgent: [[spoiler:Admitted to working for Proactive Citizenry, but hasn't told
victims, treating them all of the secrets he knows because he believes in what's being done at the Graveyard. Eventually gives the Whollies like guests, stands by them as they are unwound acting as a father figure to them, lets them pick what music they would like to listen to as they are unwound, ETC.
* CainAndAble: Kills
his full loyalty sister after being fired.]]
* TheLancer: To Connor at the Graveyard.
* ReverseMole: Doesn't reveal Proactive Citizenry's secrets, but he withholds the Graveyard's secrets
her attempt to keep them off Connor's back.
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Proactive Citizenry's spy
take control of their operations in the Graveyard.]]
* TokenAdult: Other than the team in charge
final segment of running the office that serves as a front for the Unwind rescue operations, he is the only adult who works directly with the resident teenagers.
* KilledOffForReal: Starkey leaves him to drown when their plane crashes at the end of ''Unwholly''

!'''"Bam" Bambi'''

* BerserkButton: Don't ever call her "Bambi".
* BrawnHilda
* TheDragon: To Starkey
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Finally turns on Starkey when he begins leaving her out of his decision making and not telling her things until the last minute.
* TheStarscream: Hayden encourages her to become this. She finally turns on him in Undivided when he agrees to the Clappers' plan to attack a Tithes-only harvest camp and kill everyone inside.

!'''Jeevan'''
One of Hayden's computer technicians in the Graveyard's communications hub. [[spoiler: He serves as Starkey's spy within the ComBomb and later becomes the computer expert of the Stork Brigade. Eventually, he begins to have doubts about Startkey's methods and joins Hayden and Bambi in instigating a coup in ''Undivided.
''Unbound.''
* AsianAndNerdy
CoolPlane: The ''Lady Lucrezia''.
* DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm
* TheEvilGenius: Although
EntertaininglyWrong: When he sees Connor alive on television after ''Undivided'', he's not very comfortable convinced that he's an impostor.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He refuses to have anything to do
with the "evil" part.
* TheMole: Serves as Starkey's informant inside
Dah Zhe because he finds their methods (ranging from unwinding without anesthesia over the ComBom.course of days to horrific experimentation) brutal and barbaric.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Played with. His Affably Evil traits are genuine, they just don't extend to his nephew Malik.
* VillainExitStageLeft: After the events of ''Unknown Quantity'', he decides to retire and sail the Mediterranean.
* WouldHurtAChild: Makes his money by dissecting teenagers and selling their organs on the black market. Has his nephew Malik unwound at the end of the novella ''Unknown Quantity.''



[[folder:Introduced in ''[=UnSouled=]'']]

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[[folder:Introduced [[folder: Other Characters]]
!'''Ariana'''

''[-"Sure. Sure I do. I could leave here. If you asked me."-]''

Connor's friend and crush
in ''[=UnSouled=]'']]the beginning of the novel. Connor and Ariana planned to kick-AWOL together, but Ariana backs out at the last second because of she is the maid of honor at her sister's wedding and because of school.

* TheDitz: According to Connor, Ariana wasn't all that bright.
* LoveTriangle: A mild, implied one between Connor, Risa, and Ariana.
* TechnicolorEyes: Always gets the newest pigment injection. Ariana's current eye color the beginning of the novel is "[[PurpleEyes sweet violet]] with [[GrayEyes streaks of gray]]."
* TemporaryLoveInterest
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: We don't know if she's Connor's childhood friend, but she's the closest girl to him until he meets Risa.

!'''Alexis'''

''[-"Hi, you must be new! I'm Alexis, and this is Chase."-]''

A girl who Connor and Risa meet on a school bus. She has a baby son named Chase.

* GenkiGirl
* MotorMouth

!'''Hannah Steinburg'''

''[-"Don't tell me your names. Don't tell me anything, so if they question me afterward, I won't be lying when I say I don't know."-]''

A teacher who helps Connor and Risa escape the school and find shelter with Sonia, who shelters Unwinds. Hannah volunteers to take in the baby that Connor and Risa were briefly caring for.

* CoolTeacher
* TheBusCameBack: Returns in [=UnSouled=].
* DoorstopBaby: Raises Didi, who she renamed Deirdre.

!'''Cyrus [="CyFi"=] Finch'''

''[-"Ain't no one gonna tell you what's in your heart. You gotta find that out for yourself."-]''

A young Umber who Lev accompanies to Joplin after [[spoiler:Lev betrays Connor and Risa]], Cy is friendly and optimistic.

[[spoiler:It is later revealed that when he had surgery and received a 1/8 lobe of a brain from an Unwind, that Unwind - named Tyler - still believes he is alive and at times takes control over Cy's body to steal. Cyrus is going to Joplin for the sake of Tyler, and they both (sort of) reconcile with their respective parents.]]

* [[BlackBestFriend Umber Best Friend]]: To Lev.
* CharacterFocus
* [[HasTwoMommies Has Two Daddies]]
* spoiler:GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler:Tyler.]]
* MotorMouth: Lev thinks Cy likes to hear himself talk.
* TokenMinority




[[folder:Introduced In Undivided]]

!'''Divan Umarov'''
Nelson's primary contact and head of his own black market parts pirates ring. He prides himself on being more humane than the infamous brutality of the Burmese Dah Zhe. He runs his operations from aboard his private cargo plane, the ''Lady Lucrezia'' while his sister Dagmara manages their ground operations.
* AffablyEvil: Acts like a very nice man to his soon to be victims, treating them like guests, stands by them as they are unwound acting as a father figure to them, lets them pick what music they would like to listen to as they are unwound, ETC.
* CainAndAble: Kills his sister after her attempt to take control of their operations in the final segment of ''Unbound.''
* CoolPlane: The ''Lady Lucrezia''.
* EntertaininglyWrong: When he sees Connor alive on television after ''Undivided'', he's convinced that he's an impostor.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He refuses to have anything to do with the Dah Zhe because he finds their methods (ranging from unwinding without anesthesia over the course of days to horrific experimentation) brutal and barbaric.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Played with. His Affably Evil traits are genuine, they just don't extend to his nephew Malik.
* VillainExitStageLeft: After the events of ''Unknown Quantity'', he decides to retire and sail the Mediterranean.
* WouldHurtAChild: Makes his money by dissecting teenagers and selling their organs on the black market. Has his nephew Malik unwound at the end of the novella ''Unknown Quantity.''
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The characters of the ''Unwind'' series:

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The characters of the ''Unwind'' series:
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* DoorstopBaby

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* DoorstopBabyDoorstopBaby: Part of his
* EngineeredPublicConfession: Bambi and the other Storks who have doubts about his morals stage a late night interrogation by the Dah Zhe to trick Starkey into revealing how little he really cares for those under his command.



* FreudianExcuse: Does what he does because Storks are treated as second class citizens, even among fellow Unwdinds.




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One of Hayden's computer technicians in the Graveyard's communications hub. [[spoiler: He serves as Starkey's spy within the ComBomb and later becomes the computer expert of the Stork Brigade. Eventually, he begins to have doubts about Startkey's methods and joins Hayden and Bambi in instigating a coup in ''Undivided.''



* HeelFaceTurn: And all it took was a wink.

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* The Dog Bites Back: Has Nelson unwound in retaliation for being sold to Divan and taking his face.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Aids Nelson's hunt for Connor, then helps switch his parts after Divan unwinds him so he can be put back together again, and then goes back to being Divan's valet.
* HeelFaceTurn: And all it took was a wink.wink from Connor.



* LowerClassLout

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* LowerClassLoutLowerClassLout: His best job is as a grocery cashier.



* DeathByDespair

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* DeathByDespairDeathByDespair: The combination of being erased from history by Proactive Citizenry and [[spoiler: Austin's unwinding]] cause him to suffer a heart attack.



* MyGreatestFailure: The institution of unwinding itself.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Austin.
* UnPerson

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* MyGreatestFailure: The His medical technology is responsible for the institution of unwinding itself.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Austin.
Austin, a feral teenager who he takes in and offers a job.
* UnPerson
UnPerson: Erased from history by Proactive Citizenry in order to keep the system of Unwinding going.



!'''Divan'''

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!'''Divan'''!'''Divan Umarov'''



* FauxAffablyEvil: Played with. His Affably Evil traits are genuine, they just don't extend to his nephew.
* VillainExitStageLeft:
* WouldHurtAChild: Makes his money by dissecting teenagers and selling their organs on the black market. Has his nephew unwound at the end of ''Unbound.''

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Played with. His Affably Evil traits are genuine, they just don't extend to his nephew.nephew Malik.
* VillainExitStageLeft:
VillainExitStageLeft: After the events of ''Unknown Quantity'', he decides to retire and sail the Mediterranean.
* WouldHurtAChild: Makes his money by dissecting teenagers and selling their organs on the black market. Has his nephew Malik unwound at the end of ''Unbound.the novella ''Unknown Quantity.''
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* TheAtoner

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* TheAtonerTheAtoner: Helps save runaway Unwinds to make ammends for the role he played in the creation of the Unwind Accords.



* ShellShockedVeteran

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* ShellShockedVeteran
ShellShockedVeteran: The events of the Heartland War have affected him greatly.




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* WeHardlyKnewYe: Killed off by a frantic mob a few chapters after being introduced. Aside from a few scenes we learn almost nothing about him.






* BetaCouple: Forms one with Una over the course of the second half of the series.
* BigBrotherMentor: Fills this role towards the other Rewinds in the novella ''Rewinds''.



* FrankensteinsMonster

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* FrankensteinsMonsterFrankensteinsMonster: Initially feels this way about himself and wrestles with the question of his own identity throughout the series.



* InsufferableGenius: Due to the extensive crystalized intelligence that came "pre-programmed" and high liquid intelligence making him an extremely fast learner.

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* InsufferableGenius: Due to the extensive crystalized crystallized intelligence that came "pre-programmed" and high liquid intelligence making him an extremely fast learner.



* ItIsDehumanizing

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* ItIsDehumanizingItIsDehumanizing: Hates begin referred to as a thing.



* NightmareFace: He's very attractive looking, but his patchwork skin causes people more than a bit of unsettlement.

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* MeaningfulName: After French philosopher Albert Camus.
* NightmareFace: He's very attractive looking, but his patchwork skin causes makes people more than a bit of unsettlement.little unsettled.



* CharacterFocus

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* CharacterFocusCharacterFocus: He and Starkey are two of the major villains to be given POV chapters. One of the short stories in ''Unbound'' details the events of his childhood that led to him becoming a Juvey Cop.



** [[spoiler:When he is unwound without anaesthetic in Undivided, the computer program lampshades it by calling him "Jerkass Dirtbag" instead of his real name.]]

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** [[spoiler:When he is unwound without anaesthetic anesthetic in Undivided, the computer program lampshades it by calling him "Jerkass Dirtbag" instead of his real name.]]]]
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Hands Argent over to Divan at the beginning of ''Undivided'' in exchange for the undamaged half of Argent's face.




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* VillainEpisode: The short story ''Unschooled'' depicts the events that lead to him becoming a Juvey cop.



A tithe born to help her sick brother. She was rescued by the tithe deprogramming group that takes in Levi. She resists the deprogramming, convinced that her purpose was to help others and that the group disrupted that. Eventually, she escapes and goes on the run with Levi, who's tired of the hero worship he's getting in the mansion.

* CharacterFocus

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A tithe born to help her sick brother. She was rescued by the tithe deprogramming group that takes in Levi. She resists the deprogramming, convinced that her purpose was to help others and that the group disrupted that. Eventually, she escapes and goes on the run with Levi, who's tired of the hero worship he's getting in the mansion.

mansion. After the Juvey Cops' raid on the Graveyard, she returns home and spends the remainder of the series helping AWOL Whollys find safe haven.

* CharacterFocusBetaCouple: Forms one with Lev.
* CharacterFocus: She gets several chapters over the course of ''Unwholly'', and the novella ''Untithed'' focuses on her adventures following the raid on the Graveyard.



* TheMole
* TokenAdult
* KilledOffForReal

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* TheMole
ReverseMole: Doesn't reveal Proactive Citizenry's secrets, but he withholds the Graveyard's secrets to keep them off Connor's back.
* TokenAdult
TheMole: [[spoiler: Proactive Citizenry's spy in the Graveyard.]]
* KilledOffForReal
TokenAdult: Other than the team in charge of running the office that serves as a front for the Unwind rescue operations, he is the only adult who works directly with the resident teenagers.
* KilledOffForReal: Starkey leaves him to drown when their plane crashes at the end of ''Unwholly''



* TheStarscream: Hayden encourages her to become this.

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* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Finally turns on Starkey when he begins leaving her out of his decision making and not telling her things until the last minute.
* TheStarscream: Hayden encourages her to become this.
this. She finally turns on him in Undivided when he agrees to the Clappers' plan to attack a Tithes-only harvest camp and kill everyone inside.




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* TheMole: Serves as Starkey's informant inside the ComBom.


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Wil's fiance. She spends much of Unsouled mourning her fiance's death, until the arrival of Camus Comprix forces her to confront the tragedy of Wil's demise.
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* BeligerantSexualTension: Has this dynamic with Camus in ''Unsouled''
* BetaCouple: With Cam
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: She and Lev spend the first half of ''Undivided'' hunting down the Parts Pirates to abducted Wil.
* SecondLove: Ends up with Camus


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Nelson's primary contact and head of his own black market parts pirates ring. He prides himself on being more humane than the infamous brutality of the Burmese Dah Zhe. He runs his operations from aboard his private cargo plane, the ''Lady Lucrezia'' while his sister Dagmara manages their ground operations.


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* CainAndAble: Kills his sister after her attempt to take control of their operations in the final segment of ''Unbound.''


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* EntertaininglyWrong: When he sees Connor alive on television after ''Undivided'', he's convinced that he's an impostor.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He refuses to have anything to do with the Dah Zhe because he finds their methods (ranging from unwinding without anesthesia over the course of days to horrific experimentation) brutal and barbaric.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Played with. His Affably Evil traits are genuine, they just don't extend to his nephew.
* VillainExitStageLeft:
* WouldHurtAChild: Makes his money by dissecting teenagers and selling their organs on the black market. Has his nephew unwound at the end of ''Unbound.''
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* WomenAreWiser: Although she's able to teach Connor a thing or two by the end.
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* HappilyAdopted: [[spoiler:By the Tashi'ne family.]]
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* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:While Connor strangles him by his own request.]]
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* HeelFaceTurn: And all it took was a wink.
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* ImportantHaircut: Inverted. Growing his hair out symbolizes his development into a less complacent, clean-cut person.

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* ImportantHaircut: Inverted. Growing his hair out symbolizes his development into a less complacent, clean-cut person. And then later, played straight when he chops it off at the Tashi'ne home.



* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Lev's parents refused custody of Lev when offered it by the state following the harvest camp incident. It's all right though because Lev's big brother Marcus, the only person who stood up for him in the beginning of the story is [[PromotionToParent petitioning for guardianship]]. Which works out pretty well until Marcus is seriously injured in a clapper attack in ''Unwholly'', and Lev's parents still refuse to take him back leaving him alone in the world once again.]]

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* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Lev's parents refused custody of Lev when offered it by the state following the harvest camp incident. It's all right though because Lev's big brother Marcus, the only person who stood up for him in the beginning of the story is [[PromotionToParent petitioning for guardianship]]. Which works out pretty well until Marcus is seriously injured in a clapper attack in ''Unwholly'', ''[=UnWholly=]'', and Lev's parents still refuse to take him back leaving him alone in the world once again.]]
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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:His memories of Risa are erased in ''Undivided''.]]
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* PreppyName: Comes from money, and sounds like it. ''Upchurch.''
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