[[folder:Protagonists and MI6 Members]]

!Alex Rider
* AntiHero: [[ClassicalAntiHero Type I]] [[CharacterDevelopment -->]] [[MrViceGuy Type II]] or [[PragmaticHero III]].
* {{Badass}}
* BrownEyes: Described as having "serious, dark brown eyes".
* DeadpanSnarker: Even--maybe especially--in the face of terrible events. Possibly becomes [[StepfordSnarker something of a coping mechanism]].
* {{Expy}}: The author wrote him as a teenage Franchise/JamesBond. He even gets unfavourably compared to him a few times by his detractors InUniverse.
** On the other hand, he can also be the end result of imagining [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji Ikari]] as a spy.
* GallowsHumor: ''All the time''. It would be easier to count the times where he ''hasn't'' cracked a joke in the face of terrible events.
* GoodIsNotSoft
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: He defects to Scorpia in the novel of the same name, but eventually stays a "Face" after learning the truth about what they really have planned.]]
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Described as a spy wanting to be a schoolboy.
** ChronicHeroSyndrome[=/=]InHarmsWay: Who can't seem to keep himself out of high-risk situations even when Blunt isn't blackmailing him (even though he truly hates his "job") and refuses to quit before it's over...once it's started, anyway. (Also an unusual case in that he's usually not truly motivated by the greater good, although that's certainly a factor, instead being at least partially motivated by the well-being of people he cares about. Both tropes are {{downplayed|trope}}.)
* HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath: Suffers one at the end of ''Skeleton Key'' and [[spoiler:when Jack is killed]].
* InTheBlood: His father, his uncle, and his godfather were all spies before him.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Most people that die at his hand have it coming.
* KnightInSourArmour: He hates being a spy, but conscience ultimately forces him to go into it. Well, that and Blunt often making it [[{{Blackmail}} impossible]] [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse to say no]].
* KungFuKid: One of his ways of getting by, since he almost never has a gun.
* MasterOfDisguise: One reason he blends in so well to backgrounds.
* MisterFanservice: Discounting ''Stormbreaker'' and it's graphic novel, Alex has appeared shirtless at least once in every novel and graphic novel.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: A possible interpretation of his HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath at the end of ''Skeleton Key''.
* PrettyBoy: Thanks to the manga aesthetic of the graphic novels. Not that he's any different in the novels.
* PunchClockHero: He admits as such in ''Scorpia'', but this had been clear from ''Stormbreaker''.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: In ''Eagle Strike''.
* ShellShockedVeteran: [[spoiler:Losing every member of his family and then having the only real adult he can trust killed]] really takes his toll on him by the end.
* ShirtlessScene: In all novels and graphic novels except ''Stormbreaker''.
* TechnicalPacifist: He doesn't enjoy fighting. [[{{Badass}} Doesn't mean he isn't really good at it]].
* TeenSuperSpy: A deconstruction.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Averted. He is often responsible in some way for the deaths of a BigBad or [[TheDragon their lieutenants]] at least once in each novel.
* TraumaCongaLine: This is his life in a nutshell.

!Mrs. [[spoiler:Tulip]] Jones
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: It is outright stated in ''Snakehead'' that Mrs Jones is "not attractive". Compare her appearance in the movie and the graphic novels. Even in earlier novels she was described as "a head shaped like a potato".
* TheChessMaster: Conducts an epic operation using John Rider to humiliate Scorpia and rescue an VIP hostage
* DefrostingIceQueen: As time goes on, she becomes more warm.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: "It made sense. He wouldn't have used that name either."
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's slightly abrasive but genuinely wants the best for Britain, and eventually for Alex too.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Shares this with Smithers. Both want the best for Alex and by the end of the series are strongly advocating for him to be let free from Mi6's employment.
* TheUnreveal: What did happen to her husband and children?

!Alan Blunt
* CoolOldGuy: [[spoiler:Until the end of the last book.]]
* [[spoiler: HeWhoFightsMonsters]]: Uses this trope as an excuse for his general stoic attitude and his actions in [[spoiler: Scorpia Rising]]. He even quotes the [[TropeNamer trope naming]] line itself.
* {{Jerkass}}: Rather rude, needless to say.
* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: ''And how.'' For arranging a school shooting and taking Alex to Egypt for another mission, he gets a knighthood and to retire and take a vacation with his wife.]]
* MeaningfulName: Alan ''Blunt'', to match his abrasive attitude.
* OutGambitted: Despite believing himself to be one step ahead of Scorpia in ''Scorpia Rising'', he is in fact walking into their trap.
* PetTheDog: He shows a surprising amount of concern for Alex in the meeting with the Prime Minister in ''Crocodile Tears''.
* TheSpymaster: Head of [=MI6=].
* TheStoic: He's often described as seeming completely emotionless.
** NotSoStoic: On the rare occasions he ''does'' show emotion, you know it's serious. When he's telling Alex the truth about how his parents really died in ''Scorpia'', there's "a little pain" in his voice.
* [[spoiler:WouldHurtAChild: Arranges a school shooting to force Alex to work for him again.]]

!Jack Starbright
* AscendedExtra: Plays a considerably more active role in ''Eagle Strike'', only to be DemotedToExtra in ''Scorpia''.
** And then she ascends back up in ''Scorpia Rising''.
* CoolBigSis: How Alex thinks of her, anyway.
* FieryRedhead: Gets rather heated up whenever Blunt gets involved.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* KindlyHousekeeper: She cares for Alex even though she technically finished her course long ago.
* NiceGirl: As much as the setting allows.
* [[spoiler: StuffedInTheFridge: Her death happens entirely because Razim wants to see how much emotional pain it will cause Alex.]]

* BigFun: He's slightly fat, but he's a very enjoyable guy.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: You think his weight problems hinder him? You'd be right, but [[spoiler:he's surprisingly effective at getting rid of the Scorpia team that come his way]]. And then he's revealed to [[spoiler:not even be fat]].
* DarkSecret: To be revealed in ''Scorpia Rising'' as per WordOfGod, it's that [[spoiler:Smithers is actually a thin man wearing a special suit that only makes him look fat]].
* [[spoiler: FakeBrit: In-universe example, as after removing his FatSuit it turns out the "real" Smithers is Irish, rather than the "public school" accent he affects.]]
* [[spoiler: FatSuit]]
* GadgeteerGenius
* GadgetWatch: He gives Alex one in ''Snakehead'' that can send out a distress signal.
* NiceGuy: Extremely caring for Alex and often holds reservations about putting him in danger, so for that reason he does his best to make sure he's well protected. In ''Scorpia Rising'', he even agrees to go along with Alex's plan to
* {{Pun}}: A lot of his gadget names, including the 'fan club' and the 'Chamber of Secrets'. This therefore makes him a PungeonMaster.
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion: Subverted. He's set up to die, but manages to dispose of most of the Scorpia agents sent after him and escapes.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: shares this with Mrs Jones in Mi6, by the end of the series he's arguing with Alan Blunt on letting Alex go from employment with Mi6
* ShoePhone: Every single one of his gadgets. He never actually invented a shoe that works as a phone, though.

!John Crawley
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome / DemotedToExtra: He disappears after ''Skeleton Key''. He shows up very briefly in ''Ark Angel'' and ''Crocodile Tears'', but in both cases he does very little (his involvement in the latter is about half a page that could have been served by another generic MI6 character).

!Sabina Pleasure
* LoveInterest: Of Alex.
* PunnyName: "It's been a pleasure." WordOfGod states that this was a play on the innuendo-laden names of [[Franchise/JamesBond Bond girls]].

!Joe Byrne
* AFatherToHisMen: And even to members of other intelligence services. This is made prominent in Scorpia Rising when he's utterly horrified about the psychological damage Alex has gone through over the course of the book.
* BigGood: While Blunt may be head of MI6, Byrne's a million times more altruistic than he is.
* {{CIA}}: The head of them in this universe.
* NiceGuy: As much as the setting allows at least.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's a much more pleasant boss than Alan Blunt ever was when he runs Alex and he gets incredibly pissed off when he finds his officers have forcibly abducted Alex and have subjected him to a JackBauerInterrogationTechnique to put it mildly giving said officers an epic WhatTheHellHero speech.

!Fox/Ben Daniels
* AscendedExtra: He was a background character in ''Stormbreaker'' but then played a much larger role in ''Snakehead''.
** ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: ...and immediately after that novel he pretty much vanishes.
* {{Badass}}
* TookALevelInKindness

* {{Badass}}
* TookALevelInKindness
* TrainingFromHell: Subjects Alex to this, to a degree.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He's wounded in the raid in ''Point Blanc'', and never heard from again apart from a line confirming he survived.

!Ian Rider
* PosthumousCharacter
* WideEyedIdealist: Smithers implies this in ''Scorpia Rising''.
-->[[spoiler: People think that being a spy is fun and exciting. Your uncle was a bit like that. It was all a big adventure as far as he was concerned - and look what happened to him.]]

![[spoiler:John Rider]]
* TheAce: Frequently described as one of the best agents MI6 ever had. Even [[TheStoic Alan Blunt]] is described as having a soft spot for him.
* [[spoiler:BrokenPedestal]]: To Yassen in Russian Roulette.
* [[spoiler:DeepCoverAgent]]: Even though he was part of Scorpia, it was all part of his work with MI6.
* PosthumousCharacter
* [[spoiler:ReverseMole]]: While working with Scorpia.

!Tom Harris
* SecretKeeper: For the most part, although he does casually blurt out that Alex is a spy to his older brother. His older brother doesn't particularly care, so it's mercifully not damaging.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He's heard from only once after he's [[spoiler: shot in ''Scorpia Rising'']], and it's a passing mention. [[spoiler:The final chapter never bothers to mention if Alex ever talks to him once he returns from Cairo or meets him ever again, despite Alex having agonised over leaving him to go to America in an earlier chapter.]]

[[folder:Antagonists (Big Bads and Dragons)]]

!Herod/Darrius Sayle
* DisproportionateRetribution: He planned to kill millions of innocent schoolchildren as revenge for the Prime Minister bullying him at school.
* EvilIsPetty
* MeaningfulName: Shares his with the biblical king who practised infanticide. Though his name was changed to Darrius in the graphic novel version.
* PianoDrop: Him saving tourists from one is what enables him to move to Britain.
* SmugSnake: SO confident his plan will succeed, and so wrong.
* VerbalTic: "Bliddy", at least in the book.
* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: On the receiving end of this from Scorpia.]]

!Yassen Gregorovich
* AccidentalMisnaming: [[spoiler: His name is really Yasha. Sharkovsky misheard it as Yassen, since Yasha had just been beaten up by Sharkovsky's two bodyguards and his face was still swollen. After escaping, Scorpia ran with it.]]
* AffablyEvil
* AllAPartOfTheJob
* {{Badass}}
* DoomedHometown: His home village was contaminated with an artificial strain of anthrax, and later destroyed by the Russian government as part of their quarantine/coverup.
* FateWorseThanDeath: He spent three years working as a virtual slave for Vladimir Sharkovsky.
* ForegoneConclusion: Of course he, Julia Rothman and [[spoiler: John Rider]] will survive ''Russian Roulette''.
* IdealIllnessImmunity: Yassen has never been ill once in his life. He attributes this to his parents giving him an antidote to a powerful strain of anthrax when he was a kid.
* ItsPersonal: For Alex, since Yassen [[YouKilledMyFather killed his uncle]].
* MadeASlave: For three years following a burgulary gone wrong, after he was caught by the rich man he tried to rob.
* ProfessionalKiller: He's an assassin.
* PunchClockVillain: In it for the money, and nothing else.
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath: He may have not liked John Rider trying to turn him away from being a assassin but when push comes to shove, he won't lay a finger on Alex and is willing to die instead.]]
* RussianRoulette: Sharkovsky makes him, as a fourteen-year-old, play it after he is captured. [[spoiler: At the end of the book, he returns to Sharkovsky's mansion and plays it again - but this time with five bullets instead of one. [[ForegoneConclusion He survives]], and kills Sharkovsky and his son.]]
* StreetUrchin: While he was a kid, he lived as one in Moscow.
* {{Unperson}}: Because of [[DoomedHometown certain events]] in his childhood, there are no records of his existence anywhere in the world. It's this trait which makes him good at his job, since it's much harder to track him down.
* WouldntHurtAChild: He has no qualms about working for an employer intending to kill ''millions'' of children, but objects to directly killing Alex and Sabina. [[spoiler: Though this may be because Yassen worked with Alex's dad]].
* YouAreNotReady: Scorpia sent him out to assassinate a New York lawyer. He had doubts; [[MortonsFork a Scorpia sniper killed her anyway]]. Scorpia knew that this was the case, so he wasn't killed like Grant was.

!Mr Grin
* CoDragons: One of two, to Sayle.
* GlasgowGrin: Hence the name.
* TheUnintelligible: He lost his tongue.

!Dr. Grief
* [[spoiler:CarFu: Killed by a flying snowmobile that blows up his helicopter.]]
** [[spoiler:HellishCopter]]
* EvilAlbino
* MadScientist: Quite clearly insane.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Is a shameless white supremicist.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Not so much "red eyes" as "red shades", but the effect is the same.

!Mrs Stellenbosch
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: She's ridiculously strong to the point that she almost comes across as superhuman.
* {{Gonk}}: At one point, she puts on makeup to try and look pretty. The result, according to the book, looked more like a man in drag.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Just like her boss.

!General Alexei Sarov
* AffablyEvil
* AlasPoorVillain
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]: By Alex's rejection of him, and the failure of his plan.
* FourStarBadass: He actually tries fighting at the end too and does an okay job.
* JerkAssWoobie: Another interpretation, he's actually the most sympathetic villain in the series
* MonsterSobStory: Losing his son and watching the USSR breaking down.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue to Conrad's Red.
* TragicVillain
* VillainTakesAnInterest: Wanted Alex to join him and become his adopted son.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: An interpretation of him.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds

* AxeCrazy
* {{Badass}}
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: His badly damaged body is good for throwing people off and making them assume he's not a capable combatant. They're very wrong.
** HandicappedBadass: He shouldn't even be alive, nevermind up and about.
* BloodKnight: The guy enjoys fighting.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Blew up his school for getting a detention.
* NoOneShouldSurviveThat: He was blown up by a bomb. ''Whilst he was carrying it.''
* PsychoSupporter: Sarov at least has a noble goal from his mindset. Conrad just wants to kill things.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Sarov's blue.
* TwoFaced: As a result of the above.

!Damian Cray
* AbusiveParents: Despite having a spot-on singing voice, and although he wanted to become a pop star, his parents forced him to learn classical music.
* AffablyEvil
* BitchInSheepsClothing
* DisproportionateRetribution: He arranged the death of a journalist who objected to the violence in his video games, and later told Alex he planned to kill him before he found out he was a spy, on the basis that Alex had done too well at what was supposed to be an extremely difficult game.
* DrugsAreBad
* {{Expy}}: He's an evil EltonJohn.
* NukeEm: His plan involves him launching nuclear missiles at various areas of the world to end the drug trade.
* PianoDrop: How his parents die.
* PinkMist: This is ''all'' that is left of him after he gets sucked into a TurbineBlender.
* SelfMadeOrphan: He lost his parents in an accident when a car fell on them from a falling structure. [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident It wasn't an accident.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: One way of looking at his ideals. He has animal testers, illegal whalers and landmine sellers killed, and launches a nuclear strike on several countries to stop productions of illegal drugs.
* WouldHurtAChild

!Julia Rothman
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Really wants to get even with John Rider and MI6 for outwitting her and she thinks she can do this through killing Alex.
* [[spoiler: DeathByLookingUp]]: Even better, one of the SAS soldiers was actually ''trying to warn her'', not detain her.
* FauxAffablyEvil: She remains calm and polite even while trying to kill children.
* LittleBlackDress: In Scorpia.
* WouldHurtAChild: She says she'd rather not, but if the money pays well...

* {{Badass}}: One of Scorpia's top agents.
* DeathByIrony: He has a fear of heights, and ends up being knocked off a hot air balloon from a height of 100 metres. To add insult to injury, he gets knocked off by a [[KillItWithFire fireball]] that Alex sets off by severing the balloon's propane burner. How did he do that? By cutting through it ''with a sword Nile had thrown at him''.
* MasterSwordsman: They're his WeaponOfChoice, though he's not above using other things available.
* ScaryBlackMan
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: When he kills a researcher, though AvertedTrope when he later tries to kill Alex because he was crippled by his fear of heights. Though these are swords that are meant to be thrown, not normal swords.

!Levi Kroll
* EyeScream: The result of his PillowPistol.
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: Managed to do this to himself before we first see him. He lived through it, though.
* PillowPistol: Until it goes off.
* [[spoiler:TooDumbToLive: Pulls a gun on Zeljan of all people and gets assassinated for his trouble.]]
* WrongGenreSavvy: He knows retiring from Scorpia just leads to early death. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, he misinterprets a comment from Razim as a suggestion that they should kill him, and ends up giving them reason to. Probably what Razim had intended, of course.]]

!Nikolei Drevin
* ColonyDrop: He plans on blowing up Ark Angel and having it collide with Washington D.C., destroying the Pentagon's evidence regarding his illegal activities.
** InsuranceFraud: Ark Angel was going massively over budget, so Drevin also planned on destroying it to get the insurance.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Tries to be polite but cracks of his true personality show over time.
* ManBehindTheMan: For the first half of Ark Angel, Kaspar is made out to be the BigBad. Guess who it really is?
* TheNewRussia: Became a billionaire after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: This Russian oligarch who happens to own a Premier League side is certainly not Roman Abramovich.
* VillainousBreakdown: After his son is shot. (He lives, though.)
* WouldHurtAChild: He arranged for his own son to be kidnapped as a Force Three stunt, and even arranged for them to cut his finger off just so the threat would seem credible. He shoots him later, but that is an accident (he's aiming for Alex). Still doesn't change anything, though.
* YouHaveFailedMe: After Stratford East's star striker, Adam Wright, misses a penalty against Chelsea, Drevin has him killed by Force Three.

!Kaspar/Magnus Payne
* {{Badass}}
* BaldOfEvil
* BodyHorror: The Earth tattoo on his face is... well, not pretty.
* DragonInChief: To Drevin, at least for the first half of the book.
* [[spoiler:InTheBack: Kind of. He gets kicked in the chest and falls on his own knife.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Magnus Payne.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Alex can't tell where he's from, though works out that he's definitely not English.

!Zeljan Kurst
* CrazyPrepared: He's fully aware that one of his fellow board members might be considering avoiding the usual punishment for retirement by gunning them down when Scorpia begins to hit rock bottom, so he has snipers placed on the root of the Scorpia riverboat to take them out. [[spoiler:This is how Kroll dies.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: He's the leader of SCORPIA, and the one who orders the [[BigBad BigBads]] of ''Snakehead'' and ''Scorpia Rising'' to carry out their plots, though he never comes face to face with Alex.
* ManBehindTheMan: In ''Snakehead'' and ''Scorpia Rising'', for Winston and Razim respectively. He comes up with plans, the other Scorpia executives carry them out.

!Major Winston Yu
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: After she died, he went off the rails.
* EvilOldFolks
* DeathByIrony[=/=]HoistByHisOwnPetard: He's killed by the bomb that he would have destroyed Reef Island with.
* {{Foil}}: To Herod Sayle, in that both are foreigners who came from dirt-poor families but, because of extraordinary circumstances, ended up receiving a top-rate education in Britain. While Herod's experiences led to him despising the Brits however, Yu became a huge fan of British culture.
* InTheBlood: His mother was a professional killer in the snakeheads.
* ImmigrantPatriotism: Served with distinction in Northern Ireland but when he was consigned to a desk job at Mi6, this went out the window. Still loves Britain however.
* SmugSnake: He's too confident for his own good.
* WickedCultured: He has a very aristocratic behaviour.

!Anan Sukit
* TheDragon: [[spoiler: Would be this if he lived longer.]]
* InTheBack: [[spoiler: Courtesy of Fox.]]
* GladiatorGames: Runs one of these, and forces Alex into it.
* RedRightHand: Has no ears.

* AntiVillain
* BigBadFriend: [[spoiler:He murders his best friend, to whose son he is godfather, along with his wife, to prove he's loyal to Scorpia. He goes on to more or less ensure his godson will be killed by telling Major Yu about ASIS' plot and removing the battery from the homing device MI6 gives him.]]
* CoDragons: Him and Bill to Winston. [[spoiler:Ash]] plays a much larger role, however.
* {{Expy}}: In many ways, he's a lot like [[Literature/HarryPotter Peter Pettigrew]].
* EvilCripple: After Yassen stabbed him in Malta 14 years ago, he is missing half of his stomach.
* EvilUncle: To Alex.
* EtTuBrute: Alex's reaction.
* TheMole: For Yu.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: "[[spoiler:Ash]]" are his initials, his full name being [[spoiler:Anthony Sean Howell.]]
* TheResenter: An interpretation of why he [[spoiler:defected to Scorpia]], he may have just hated how John Rider never helped him out after Malta (albeit, that was due to his own mistake which got several MI6 agents killed or wounded).

!Dr. Bill Tanner
* CoDragons: See above.
* DrivenToSuicide: Possibly; it's known that he kills himself, but why he does is never explained (it's suggested that he was following orders from Yu after Alex escaped, which given the fate of de Wynter earlier seems likely).
* FauxAffablyEvil: Remains polite even after threatening Alex with a slow and painful death.
* MadScientist: Dissects people to give their organs away.
* SmugSnake: He has to brag about how Alex "can't escape" and gives away how he can escape.

!Desmond [=McCain=]
* BaldOfEvil: Described as very notable.
* {{Foil}}: To Damien Cray, in that both are British celebrities heavily involved in charity work. But while Cray does want to make a positive difference in the world, Desmond only cares about his own wealth.
* HeelFaithTurn: [[spoiler: But it was all a ruse.]]
* LineOfSightName: His name comes from the bag of oven chips he was found wrapped in as an abandoned baby.
* ScaryBlackMan: When he drops the act of politeness.
* WeCare: His charity exists purely to gain whatever profit it can from the disasters by keeping as much of the donation money as it can. Perhaps taken to its extreme when he starts engineering disasters to get people to donate.

!Myra Beckett:
* TheDragon: To [=McCain=].
* UnholyMatrimony: Intends to marry [=McCain=].

* AlliterativeName: His real name is Abdul-Aziz Al-Rahim.
* TheChessmaster: He plays Alan Blunt like a chump.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Doesn't tell anybody else what his plans are beyond what they need to know (though unfortunately [[spoiler:Gunther gives most of it away anyway]]), and has several backups in place for his plans to achieve the result closest to what he needs if something goes horribly wrong.
* DisproportionateRetribution: As a child, he stabbed his nanny in the leg when she told him off for teasing his sister.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Always goes with a polite and stoic demeanour, but it's entirely fake and just serves to make him even worse.
* ForScience: Takes no pleasure in his experiments. Supposedly
* [[spoiler: KarmicDeath: ''Yes''.]]
* KickTheDog: Or rather, ''strangle'' the dog.
* KidsAreCruel: He was this as a child, strangling his dog and ratting out his parents to Saddam Hussein alongside his sister. Then he wanted to join the police force and start killing. The officer who was doing the whole "you did the right thing" talk to him wanted to [[KickTheSonOfABitch gun him down there and then]].
* KnightOfCerebus: The series was never light to begin with, but Razim takes it into its darkest moments pretty much single handedly.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: We're told his real name at one point, but he doesn't use it once.
* SelfMadeOrphan: Indirectly; he rats his parents out to Hussein, but doesn't do anything to them himself.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: He expects Jack to steal a knife when she and Alex are dining with him, as it's part of his plan to cause Alex emotional pain. Alex stealing a cigarette packet at the same meal is ''not'' part of his plan.]]
* TheSociopath: He is characterized by a complete lack of emotions or empathy.
* TheUnsmile: At the end when he's [[spoiler: fallen into the pile of salt and is pleading with Alex to throw him a rope. It's described as looking more like a hideous grimace than anything.]]

!Erik Gunter
* FailedASpotCheck: Alex's plan to escape would have failed [[spoiler: if he hadn't noticed the cigarette packet hadn't been there before Alex got into the van.]]
* FallenHero: It is suspected that this happened after leaving his hospital treatment. [[spoiler:The suspicions are true.]]
* SmugSnake: [[spoiler:He tells Alex more or less the whole plan.]]

![[spoiler: Julius Grief]]
* AxeCrazy: He's rather unhinged.
* [[spoiler: BackForTheFinale: He hadn't appeared since ''Point Blanc''.]]
* [[spoiler: CloningBlues: DoubleSubverted. He knows his genetic material is the same as his father's, but he doesn't mind, and when neither Julius nor his "father" knew who Alex ''really'' was, he was OK with becoming a clone of Alex Friend. But then [[GoMadFromTheRevelation once he figured out Alex's true identity...]]]]
* [[spoiler: DemotedToDragon: If one takes the view that the clones ''are'' Grief, which is mentioned several times in ''Point Blanc''.]]
* [[spoiler:LastOfHisKind: Last of the Grief clones]].
* LookBothWays: Downplayed. Getting hit by a car doesn't outright kill him, but it does leave him wounded for Alex to finish off.
* [[spoiler: NotQuiteDead: Remember the fire in ''Point Blanc''? Yeah, he survived that.]]
* WalkingSpoiler
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds

!Vladimir Sharkovsky

* BadBoss: To Yassen, and he happily admits it. He forces the kid to taste his meals for poison, treats him like a slave and happily lets his son abuse him.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: An immensely wealthy businessman who has contacts with the mafia, politicians and the police, and has apparently killed who knows how many people to get to his current position. [[spoiler:He also cuts corners at a certain pesticide factory, indirectly causing the events of ''RussianRoulette'']].
* EvilCripple: Becomes one after surviving an attempt on his life, suffering a broken neck in the process.
* GetItOverWith: [[spoiler:After seeing Yassen apparently preparing to force him to play russian roulette, Sharkovsky flat out refuses to co-operate, telling Yassen that he can kill him if he wants, but he won't play along with him.]]
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Gets shot by the kid he kept as a slave for three years, who also happens to be the last survivor of the town that was ultimately destroyed thanks to Sharkovsky's earlier actions]].
* ThoseWackyNazis: Is implied to be a Nazi or at the very least a sympathizer, having both a nazi tattoo and an anti-jewish one.
* WouldHurtAChild: Specifically, would hit a child, throw him off a bridge and into a river, make him play russian roulette, use him as a food taster if he survives, and have him beaten up by his henchmen when he tries to escape.

[[folder: Minor characters]]

!Paul Drevin

* LonelyRichKid
* [[IllGirl Ill Guy]]
* WellDoneSonGuy