!Green Beret
--> '''Full name:''' Jack "Butcher" O'Hara
--> '''Appearances:''' ''Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines'', ''Commandos: Beyond The Call Of Duty'', ''Commandos 2: Men Of Courage'', ''Commandos 3: Destination Berlin''.

* AntiHero: He was arrested once for slapping his superior officer. He's also a former boxer.
* BadAss
* {{BFS}}: Artworks commonly shows him with a machete-sized Bowie knife. The manual and in-game information describe the knife as a "Fairbarn-Sykes fighting knife" (the standard knife of the British Commandos), [[http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/11/35/67/80/comman23.jpg which was a lot smaller, not to mention a completely different shape as well]].
* TheBigGuy: A rare instance of one also being TheHero.
* BloodKnight
* [[BunnyEarsLawyer Bunny Ears Commando]]: Both his biography and a deleted scene from ''Destination Berlin'' state that he'd be in prison if he wasn't such a damn good commando.
* TheButcher: Suverted. He doesn't receive this nickname because of some sadistic tendencies, but because he uses a knife as WeaponOfChoice.
** Then again, he does state that [[BloodKnight "kicking Nazi arse" is what he does best]].
* TheCaptain: Well, Sergeant really.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: In ''Destination Berlin'', he's able to fire mounted machine guns while carrying them.
** He's also able to carry barrels of fuel by himself.
* EagleSquadron: He is an Irish citizen fighting in British army. The Republic of Ireland remained neutral during the whole World War 2. There's a lot of TruthInTelevision to this one: Many Irishmen joined up to fight for the British Army during UsefulNotes/WorldWar2, many of them even deserting from the Irish Army to do so.
* {{Expy}}: Of both [[Film/TheGreenBerets Mike Kirby]] and real life UsefulNotes/WW2 commando [[ColonelBadass Paddy Mayne]].
* FightingIrish
* GoodOldFisticuffs: He was Army boxing champion four years in a row.
* TheHero
* HeroicBuild
* ImplacableMan / MadeOfIron: Can survive more damage than the other characters.
* KnifeNut: [[PreAssKickingOneLiner "This group of soliders has been isolated from its squad. Let's see if we can offer them a hand. Or a knife."]]
* LargeAndInCharge
* LightningBruiser: He can run quicker than anyone barring the Thief.
* MilitaryMaverick: Was sentenced to fourteen years of hard labour after striking an officer. His sentence was suspended upon volunteering for the commandos. According to the tutorials, he is violent and undisciplined, but is more of a nightmare for the enemy than he is for his superiors.
* NiceHat
* NoodleIncident: During Destination Berlin's tutorial, he mentions being shot during a mission to Colditz castle for which the Sniper apologises, claiming it to be an accident. It's not mentioned if the Sniper accidentally shot him or failed to cover him as the enemy fired upon him.
** ShoutOut to the penultimate mission of ''Men Of Courage''.
* {{Oireland}}: Mostly averted.
* OneManArmy: He's accurately identified as such in the tutorials. Also, his biography mentions that he entered a bunker with a bullet in the arm and no ammo and killed sixteen enemy soldiers. [[BadAss While wounded and with no ammo no less.]]
* PersonWithTheClothing: Despite his real name and ranks been mentioned in the manuals, he is only refered as "the Green Beret" ingame (except in ''Destination Berlin'').
* RiseFromYourGrave: One of his abilities is burying himself in sand or snow to avoid detection. He can then get up once the enemy has passed by and surprise him.
* SergeantRock
* SeriesMascot: He has always been the one who showed up the most in promotional material.
* ShoutOut: He's very loosely based on Creator/JohnWayne's character from ''Film/TheGreenBerets''.
* SleevesAreForWimps: Even in the fucking snow in ''Behind Enemy Lines''; in the North Pole mission of ''Men of Courage'' he can be frozen to death if he stays outside too long without special winter clothing, in the Stalingrad mission of ''Destination Berlin'' he wears all the time relevant winter clothing.
* TeamDad: Even refers to his team as "kids".
* WeaponOfChoice: His knife.

!TheDriver
--> '''Full name:''' Samuel "Brooklyn" Perkins/Sid "Tread" Perkins
--> '''Appearances:''' ''Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines'', ''Commandos: Beyond The Call Of Duty'', ''Commandos 2: Men Of Courage''.

* TheAce: He gets the best guns, is the only one which can man machine gun nests and vehicles, is TheMedic in occassion, and he's the token [[AmericaWinsTheWar American]]. However, in later games, he gets molotov cocktails, cs grenades and the beartrap to compensate for the fact that everyone else can use all the guns. By the third game, he is no longer a member of the team.
* {{Angrish}}: When climbing ladders.
* AntiHero: He's an American criminal that only avoids extradition because he is serving in the British Army.
* BadAssDriver
* BrooklynRage
* BrotherChuck: Removed from ''Destination Berlin''. Justified in that from ''Men Of Courage'' onwards, his specialisations (namely, being able to drive and being able to use rifles and [=SMGs=]) are available to everyone.
* ClusterFBomb: When sustaining injury, at least.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: He's a criminal on the run from the authorities in the US, so he joined the British Army to avoid extradition.
* TheDriver: [[CaptainObvious Well, duh]].
* MasterOfNone: In ''Men Of Courage'', his specialisations are less apparent than previously now that everyone can use rifles and sub machine guns and can drive cars and trucks. He's still the only one able to drive tanks and is given the BearTrap, CS gas grenades, {{Molotov Cocktail}}s and smoke grenades to compensate for this, but it's not enough to stop him from being PutOnABus for the third game.
* TheMedic: Depending of the map.
* MolotovCocktail: Can use them in ''Men of Courage''.
* UniversalDriversLicense: For land vehicles.
* WeaponOfChoice: Submachine guns and [[MoreDakka mounted machine guns]].

!The Marine
--> '''Full name:''' James "Fins" Blackwood
--> '''Appearances:''' ''Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines'', ''Commandos: Beyond The Call Of Duty'', ''Commandos 2: Men Of Courage'', ''Commandos 3: Destination Berlin''.

* AntiHero
** TheAlcoholic: That's all you need to know.
* CoolBoat: His Zodiac inflatable boat is pretty neat.
** One mission allows him to use a sub to torpedo enemy ships.
* DeadpanSnarker: He sounds very sarcastic when given orders in ''Behind Enemy Lines''.
* DemotedToExtra: Only appears in one mission in ''Destination Berlin''.
* KnifeNut
* SuperNotDrowningSkills: When wearing his diving gear, he has an infinite supply of air.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks
* WeaponOfChoice: HarpoonGun and knife throwing.

!The Sapper
--> '''Full name:''' Thomas "Fireman/Inferno" Hancock
--> '''Appearances:''' ''Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines'', ''Commandos: Beyond The Call Of Duty'', ''Commandos 2: Men Of Courage'', ''Commandos 3: Destination Berlin''.

* {{BFG}}: The Bazooka in ''Men of Courage'' and ''Destination Berlin'', which only he (and nameless allied soldiers) can use.
* TheBigGuy: Not in terms of physical size, but in terms of damage dealt what with all the StuffBlowingUp.
** MightyGlacier: He's also one of the slowest runners. [[AllThereInTheManual The manual states]] that this is due to all the explosives he carries and in ''Men Of Courage'', he mentions that he has to carry a lot of extra equipment.
* FakeBrit: His biography states that he's from Liverpool yet none of the games actually have an actor for him to even emulate a Liverpool accent. That's also considering that the British submarine crew in the ''Men Of Courage'' missions "Film/DasBoot: Silent Killers" and "White Death" (with the exception of TheCaptain) ''all'' have scouse accents.
* HollywoodPudgy: According to the Thief anyway.
* MadBomber: To your enemies.
* MolotovCocktail: Can use some in ''Destination Berlin''.
* OopNorth
* PlayingWithFire: Can use a flamethrower.
* StuffBlowingUp: He, as the explosives expert, is the only one who can throw grenades in the earlier games (something of a gap in the others' training it seems, though this is changed in ''Destination Berlin''), and only he can detonate timebombs and radio-controlled bombs, and deactivate landmines.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Seems to have developed this with The Thief.
* WeaponOfChoice: Grenades in the first games, bazooka and flamethrower in ''Men of Courage'' and ''Destination Berlin''.

!The Sniper
--> '''Full name:''' Sir Francis T. "Duke" Woolridge
--> '''Appearances:''' ''Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines'', ''Commandos: Beyond The Call Of Duty'', ''Commandos 2: Men Of Courage'', ''Commandos 3: Destination Berlin''.

* ColdSniper
* CripplingOverspecialization: Take the sniper rifle (with very limited bullets) out of him and he's basically useless.
** Problem solved in ''Men of Courage'', since everyone minus the Thief and Natasha is able to knock enemies unconscious and truss them up.
* CulturedBadass
* HollywoodSilencer: The problem is that the sniper rifle doesn't even have a suppressor on it. But it still has one of these built in. Justified in that if it were a loud weapon, the sniper would be utterly useless.
* TheMedic: When the Driver is not available.
* MolotovCocktail: Can use some in ''Men of Courage'' (requires the mod ''Destination Paris'').
* RedHeadedHero
* WeaponOfChoice: [[CaptainObvious His rifle]], of course.

!The Spy
--> '''Full name:''' Rene "Frenchy/Spooky" Duchamp
--> '''Appearances:''' ''Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines'', ''Commandos: Beyond The Call Of Duty'', ''Commandos 2: Men Of Courage'', ''Commandos 3: Destination Berlin''.

* CunningLinguist: Can speak English, French, German, Russian and Italian fluently.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: The only able to do so in ''Behind Enemy Lines'' and ''Beyond the Call of Duty'', the best at this is the latter games..
* MasterOfDisguise
* TheMedic: He takes this role occasionally. Be sure you don't use the [[PerfectPoison wrong needle]] in this case.
* PerfectPoison:
** The syringe is an infinite instantly silent OneHitKill weapon in ''Behind Enemy Lines'' and ''Beyond the Call of Duty''.
** It is less interesting in ''Men of Courage'' and ''Destination Berlin''. The weapon is still totally silent, but has been deprived of its unlimited supplies and OneHitKill properties (one sting: the enemy stagger and feeling dizzy, two stings: he is stunned for a few times, three stings: death).
* MasterOfDisguise
* LaResistance: He is a member of the French Resistance.
* TheSmartGuy
* WeaponOfChoice: His poisoned syringe.
* WigDressAccent
* YoungerThanTheyLook: According to the manual, he is in his early-to-middle thirties. There is [[http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/11/35/67/80/g_spy_10.jpg an official artwork]] where he looks to be at least twenty years older than his actual age.

!The Seductress
--> '''Full name:''' Natasha "Lips" Nikochevski
--> '''Appearances:''' ''Commandos: Beyond The Call Of Duty'', ''Commandos 2: Men Of Courage''.

* ActionGirl: In ''Men of Courage''.
* TheChick
* ColdSniper
* DistaffCounterpart: In her first appearance, she is one for the Spy (minus the syringe).
** To the Sniper also in ''Men Of Courage''.
* DressingAsTheEnemy
* MsFanservice
* RefugeInAudacity: Can walk right into a Japanese naval base dressed as an Asian prostitute (despite being a European woman) with a SniperRifle slung across her shoulder and [[DistractedByTheSexy no one will bat an eyelid]] ([[NotDistractedByTheSexy barring officers]]).
* {{Retcon}}: In ''Beyond The Call Of Duty'', her full name was Natasha Van Der Zand, and her birth place was the Netherlands. In ''Men Of Courage'', her name was changed to Natasha Nikochevski, and her birth place was changed to Kiev, Soviet Union.
* SensualSlavs
* SexySecretary: Her disguise in the European missions where she appears in ''Men of Courage''.
* ShowSomeLeg: Her main ability against the enemies.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She is the main female character of the original series, the others being a few unnamed-unspeaking civilians and the prostitutes of ''Strike Force''.
* TakeALevelInBadass: She became a sniper in ''Men Of Courage''.
* WeaponOfChoice: Her charms, and sniper rifles in ''Men of Courage''.
** And [[GrievousBottleyHarm wine bottles]].
* WigDressAccent: At least wig and dress, she still has a thick Slavic accent.
** FridgeBrilliance / GeniusBonus: Germany recruited volunteer soldiers along prisoners of war from Eastern Europe, so why not a secretary? [[FridgeLogic Not so much during ''The Giant In Haiphong'', where she's obviously a European dressed in Asian clothes]]. The Japanese must be really DistractedByTheSexy.

!The Thief
--> '''Full name:''' Paul "[[ShoutOut Lupin]]" Toledo
--> '''Appearances:''' ''Commandos 2: Men Of Courage'', ''Commandos 3: Destination Berlin''.

* AntiHero
* DeadpanSnarker: Has a few moments, especially in ''Men of Courage''. The French dubbing gives his voice a constant snarky tone, in contrary to the English one.
* DoesNotLikeGuns: Rarely, if ever, starts a mission armed.
* FragileSpeedster
* GentlemanThief
* OlderThanTheyLook: His face looks like a teen. He is also the smallest character, so he can be easily mistaken for a child considering the graphics of the game. The manual says that he is in his late-twenties.
* {{Safecracking}}: One of his roles. He only needs his picklocks and a few seconds to succeed.
* TheSixthRanger
* TeamPet: His mouse, Spike.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With the Sapper.
* WeaponOfChoice: His high kick, and a piano wire in ''Destination Berlin''.

!Whiskey The Dog
--> '''Appearances:''' ''Commandos 2: Men Of Courage''.

* NonActionGuy: Well, he is a dog.
* TeamPet
* TheCameo: Appears in the ending for ''Strike Force''
* TheNoseKnows: Able to detect mines.

!Wilson the cast away
--> '''Appearances:''' ''Commandos 2: Men Of Courage''.

* TheAloner: He was one until the Japaneses built a base on his island (see the OlderThanTheyLook entry below).
* CloudCuckoolander: He described the Japanese garnison as "demons", and the noise of the island artillery as "thunder". Justified, considering he probably spoke with nobody during at least forty years. Even now, the Japanese leave him alone on the island, although they know him and doesn't see him as threatening (which has to be used as an advantage by the player).
* DreadfulMusician: His bugle call is hilariously bad. The Japanese just stare at him in disbelief.
* NonActionGuy
* ObfuscatingInsanity: The player can use him to distract enemy soldiers.
* OlderThanTheyLook: The character looks to be on his forties. When first reached, he mentions to be a soldier of the Queen Victoria. Victoria died in 1901, the briefing of the mission states that it is set in 1942. Do the maths...
** He also states that he was part of The Light Brigade.
* ShoutOut: To ''RobinsonCrusoe'' and the movie ''CastAway''.
* SpotOfTea: When meeting the commandos, the first thing he says after presenting himself is asking if they have some tea. After receiving a negative answer, he complains that he hasn't drink tea since "twenty years" (it would be more than forty, more accurately).
* WildMan: Subverted. He has the appearance, but he is actually a frail NonActionGuy whose main role is to make noise to distract Japanese soldiers.

!Colonel Montague Smith

* BigGood: Briefs the player in ''Behind Enemy Lines'' and ''Beyond The Call Of Duty'' and is implied to be the PlayerCharacter in the other games as well.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen
* TheMentor
* MissionControl
* NonEntityGeneral
* TheVoice: Does not appear onscreen, giving {{Mission Briefing}}s with a voiceover.
* [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection Voice With A Radio]]

!''Strike Force'''s Spy
--> '''Full name:''' George Brown

* AllGermansAreNazis: Averted, he is actually German.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Subverted. He is blonde and he is suspected to be the mole, which is a mistake.
* ColonelBadass
* DressingAsTheEnemy
* {{Expy}}: To the original Spy, with a bit from the Thief (his backstab move consists in strangling a lone German with a piano string).
* HollywoodSilencer: His Walter PP.
* ItsPersonal: According to the manual, it is how his superiors view his motivation to fight against Nazi Germany.
* TheLeader
* TheMole: The Green Beret suspects him to be the mole during most of the game. He is not.
* MysteriousPast: The manual features a couple of pages describing the commandos, their abilities, and their past. This specific section of his page is left blank. [[spoiler:Even at the end of the game, we only learn that he is German, nothing else.]]

!''Strike Force'''s Green Beret
--> '''Full name:''' Francis O'Brien

* {{Expy}}: To the original Green Beret, obviously, and to the Driver as well.
* DumbMuscle: Referenced and averted in the opening cutscene of the first mission, in which the Sniper describes his teammate, saying that the Green Beret is a killing machine but not a brainless brute.
** GeniusBruiser
* GunsAkimbo: He is able to dualwield ''submachineguns''.
* KnifeNut: He uses a mle knife in both standard attack mode and backstabbing mode.
* TheLancer / TheBigGuy
* NeckSnap: His backstab move involves this, despite carrying a massive knife.
* NonIndicativeName: He doesn't wear any beret.
* OneManArmy: He is the toughest man of the team and can use any weapon except sniper rifles. He is especially designed for non-stealth missions.

!''Strike Force'''s Sniper
--> '''Full name:''' William Hawkins

* {{Expy}}: To the original Sniper and to the Marine (he throws his knives and is the best swimmer of the team).
* FriendlySniper
* KnifeNut: His backstab attack consists in stabbing an unaware German. He also can throw his knives.
* TheSmartGuy
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