!Series/{{Covert Affairs}}

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[[WMG: Annie Walker]]

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-> ''Played by Piper Perabo''

Annie Walker is a talented CIA officer. She entered into the {{CIA}} because she got "burned by love" when she "let her guard down", a reason that makes Auggie say she "fits the profile" of a typical CIA worker. She is compassionate, and genuinely desires to help those she meets on missions. She speaks seven languages, including Spanish, English, and Russian, and is able to hold her own in a fight.
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* ActionGirl
* AllWomenLoveShoes: In the pilot, Annie's cover story to go back to the scene of the shooting is that she wants to retrieve her Louboutins.
* BrokenBird: She grows out of it, though.
** Aaaand right back into it with the events of Season 3.
* CombatPragmatist
* CombatStilettos: Usually averted.
* [[CowboyCop Cowgirl Agent]]: Annie has never met an order from her superiors that she hasn't broken into itty pieces.
* CoyGirlishFlirtPose
* CunningLinguist: Did you read that part where she speaks seven languages?
* DoesntLikeGuns: Technically, but it's justified in that 1) she's suppose to be a museum curator in most of her covers so guns would break her cover and 2) she never completed gun training before being brought up from the Farm so she probably isn't even allowed to use a gun unless she's forced to. [[spoiler: This is true until post-"Horses to Water" in season 2, she specifically asks Joan to get "shooter and bodyguard" training. Blown totally to bits as of season 4's "Dig for Fire, when it's revealed that she's now routinely carrying on US soil, technically against the CIA's rules, because she nearly died from a gunshot wound received in season 3's "Glass Spider".]]
* GenkiGirl
* HighClassCallGirl: Annie impersonates one in the pilot.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: So far the best examples are a bottle of Vodka and a pair of handcuffs. Oh, and a bottle opener. Does siccing Auggie on an opponent count?
* JustFriends: With Auggie, although her reaction to [[spoiler:his engagement with Parker]] says a few things about her [[UnresolvedSexualTension real feelings]].
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: Subverted by Annie adopting the strategy employed by Auggie's ex-girlfriend.]]
* LethalChef
* MacGyvering
* MoeStare
* SexualExtortion: She sees no problem in seducing male contacts to build a rapport, such as the apparent BigBad of Season 3. As Lena points out however, the CIA has a bit of a self-aware DoubleStandard when it comes to this, so it doesn't mind.
* ShesGotLegs
* WhatBeautifulEyes
* YouGetMeCoffee: She gets upgraded to walk-in work, though! And then lunch duty! And it is always noted that whenever she goes into the field, it's limited to situations where her skills would be useful such as being a liaison.

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[[WMG: Auggie Anderson]]
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-> ''Played by Christopher Gorham''

Auggie Anderson worked as a CIA special operative, but was blinded on a mission in Iraq. As he put it, he got out to look at what he thought was a dead dog, and the "next thing [he] knew, [he] was Ray Charles". [[spoiler: This turns out [[MyGreatestFailure not to be true]].]]
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* AlliterativeName
* BlindMistake: Uses this trope ''[[InvokedTrope deliberately]]'' to coincidentally be there [[BigBrotherInstinct whenever Annie needs him.]]
* BigBrotherInstinct
* BigBrotherMentor
* ByronicHero: He's the NiceGuy version of this. Intelligent and charismatic? Check, Dark events in his past that he feels the need to atone for? Check. Resistance to authority? Check. Cynical and Jaded? It's subtle but it's there.
* ChickMagnet
* DisabilitySuperpower[=/=]HyperAwareness
* DisabledSnarker
* DrowningMySorrows: Tries this after [[spoiler: his fiancee breaks up with him when she learns he's CIA. Lands him in jail when he ends up in a bar fight.]]
* HandicappedBadass
* TheHandler: To Annie.
* JustFriends: With Annie.
** Not anymore.
* MissionControl
* MrFanservice
* [[MyGirlBackHome My Guy Back Home]]: To Annie on a lot of episodes as he typically has to stay home while she goes on missions. Occasionally they work together in the field and once in a while it is Annie who is the [[MyGirlBackHome Girl Back Home]].
* NerdsAreVirgins: Awesomely subverted with Auggie, who is most certainly a ladies' man.
* NervesOfSteel: In an unfamiliar house, after finding a corpse, Auggie realizes the killer is still there, [[OhCrap standing yards away]], [[ParanoiaFuel silently]]. So he walks ''slowly'' out of the building, and then calls for backup.
* NiceGuy
* ShirtlessScene: Often.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: [[ChickMagnet Apparently lots of them do.]]
* TechnoWizard

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[[WMG: Joan Campbell]]
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-> ''Played by Kari Matchett''
In early seasons Joan is the head of the DPD and wife of Arthur Campbell, Director of Clandestine Services (DCS). [[spoiler: Recently (as of early season four) moved up as DCS herself.]]
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* ActionSurvivor: Joan doesn't show it much since she is no longer a regular field agent, but in "Welcome to the Occupation" she and another agent take five armed kidnappers down while being unarmed.
* {{Badass}}
* BerserkButton: Do not hurt one of her people, or prevent her from helping them when they're in danger.
* CombatStilettos
* DaChief
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: As soon as she's polygraphed, she pieces together why Arthur set things up the way he did. [[spoiler:Though she admits she had no idea him having a son from an old relationship 30-some years before was even likely.]]
* HeyItsThatGuy: Maggie from ''Series/{{Leverage}}''.
* IronLady
* [[AFatherToHisMen A Mother To Her People]]
** [[spoiler: First thing Joan does when she meets Annie after months of thinking her former operative dead? Gives her a hug, administers first aid, and asks if she needs cash.]]
* [[spoiler:PregnantBadass: In Into the Fire she cleans up a crime scene, cracks a safe, blackmails a senator in the middle of a Senate Intelligence Committee meeting, and then gets promoted, thus becoming the CIA's highest ranked female employee ever.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: At least to her own people. Not so much when other agencies get involved, most notably the FBI, at least from their perspective.

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[[WMG: Jai Wilcox]]
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-> ''Played by Sendhil Ramamurthy''
His father was the head of the CIA. Because of this, he seems to have issues relating to people in the workplace. He was also sent to befriend Annie to get information about Ben Mercer from her.
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Lampshaded. Jai is played by Chicago native of Indian descent Sendhil Ramamurthy: his father is white and his mother's ethnicity has not been elaborated upon, and Annie's sister calls him "the Creator/GeorgeClooney of... wherever he's from!"
* AntiHero: He's much more morally gray than either Auggie or Annie.
* ButNotTooForeign: His father is from America and he met his mother in India while the former was stationed in the country as a [=CIA=] agent.
* TheChessmaster: Jai is turning into one. [[spoiler: Jossed as of season 3 premier.]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* IAmNotMyFather
* InTheBlood: The Wilcox ruthlessness.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* MrFanservice: InUniverse.
* SmugSnake: Sometimes.
* WellDoneSonGuy

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[[WMG: Arthur Campbell]]
-> ''Played by Peter Gallagher''
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Arthur Campbell is the head of the National Clandestine Service. He is married to Joan Campbell. [[spoiler: Recently stepped down as DCS, ostensibly due to an extramarital affair, his successor is Joan.]]
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* DaChief: To all the other chiefs.
* HappilyMarried: To Joan (for the most part).
* HeyItsThatGuy: Better known as [[TheOC Sandy Cohen]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* YourCheatingHeart: Joan was his mistress before he divorced his wife. Thus, one of the few things Joan is concerned about is that Arthur's going to stray again.

[[WMG: Calder Michaels]]
-> ''Played by Hill Harper''
Calder is initially the station chief in Colombia, but rapidly moves up the promotion ranks in the CIA. As a consequence he becomes a thorn in Annie's and Auggie's sides.
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* {{Jerk Ass}}: He's been an ass to everyone he's come into contact with. However, he's shown to have his [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold noble sides]].
* WildCard: He appears initially to be working for Henry Wilcox. [[spoiler:However, the truth is, he's not wholly on anybody's side. He's after "the truth", as he sees it. It just so happens that dovetails with Annie's mission of getting rid of Henry.]]
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[[WMG: Danielle Brooks]]
-> ''Played by Anne Dudek''

Danielle Brooks is Annie Walker's sister. She is married, has two children (both girls), and lets Annie live in her guest house.
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* CoolBigSis
* HeyItsThatGuy: Amber/Cutthroat Bitch from ''Series/{{House}}'' Season 4!
* [[MyGirlBackHome My Sister Back Home]]
* PutOnABus

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[[WMG: Ben Mercer]]
-> ''Played by Eion Bailey''

Ben Mercer is a wanted person by the CIA. He and Annie Walker spent three weeks together in Sri Lanka, and fell deeply in love, but he left in the middle of the night, only leaving a note which read, "The truth is complicated, forgive me".
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* {{Badass}}
* PutOnABus
* WalkingTheEarth

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[[WMG: Henry Wilcox]]
-> ''Played by Gregory Itzin''

Former head of the CIA, father of Jai, and general [[TheChessmaster manipulative prick]].
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* BigBad: Of season 4
* TheChessmaster: In spades. [[spoiler: He even manages to do it ''while imprisoned!'']]
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Has his moments in season 4, being a former spy immersed in a world of spies.
* [[spoiler:DecapitatedArmy: At one point head of a sprawling corporate espionage empire with moles seemingly everywhere, he has since been reduced to seeking asylum in China, but before he can get out of Hong Kong, Annie shoots and kills him.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes[=/=]EvenEvilHasStandards: Is genuinely shocked and saddened by the idea that [[spoiler:he would sacrifice his own son]] for his Chessmaster schemes. He seems to care for his ex-wife, but it has a possessive edge to it as revealed in Season 4.

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[[WMG: Eyal Levin]]
-> ''Played by Oded Fehr''

Eyal Levin is a Mossad agent who has frequently crossed paths with Annie and have worked together on several joint CIA-Mossad operations.
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* BadassIsraeli
* DeadpanSnarker
* HeroOfAnotherStory
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Whenever we see him he has a hidden agenda that is somehow opposed to the United States' best interest. He's more or less a good guy but that doesn't stop him from lying to and manipulating the Americans to make sure Israel comes out ahead.

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[[WMG: Lena Smith]]
-> ''Played by Sarah Clarke''

Lena Smith is the head of a rival departmant to Joan's. She recruits Annie into her department to seduce and turn Russian FSB agent Simon Fischer, [[spoiler:but is eventually revealed to be a FSB double agent when she executes Simon and tries to frame Annie as a mole. She is later hunted down and killed by Annie in Moscow.]]
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* [[spoiler:BigBad: Of the first half of season 3.]]
* [[spoiler:ChronicBackstabbingDisorder]]
* CrazyPrepared: How she [[spoiler:was able to get away from the CIA when her FSB allies assassinated CIA operatives trying to look for her thanks to the information she provided.]]
* [[spoiler:DoubleAgent]]
* [[spoiler:{{For The Evulz}}: she doesn't have much of a reason for her [[{{ChronicBackstabbingDisorder}} constant backstabbing]]]]
* HeyItsThatGuy: Lena Smith AKA [[Series/TwentyFour Nina Myers]]... [[spoiler: who both turned out to be TheMole!]]
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBitch]]
* [[spoiler:TheMole]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: [[spoiler:Subverted.]]
* TheRival: To Joan.
* [[spoiler:SmugSnake]]
* [[spoiler:{{The Sociopath}}]]
* [[spoiler:TreacherousAdvisor]]
* [[spoiler:{{You Have Outlived Your Usefulness}}: Annie and Simon were no longer useful to her so she shot them both (Annie survived, but Simon didn't).]]

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[[WMG: Teo Braga]]
-> ''Played by Manolo Cardona''

The leader of the ALC (a Colombian terrorist group). He's actually [[spoiler: a CIA operative, and Arthur's son]]
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* {{Bad Ass}}
* GratuitousForeignLanguage: Spanish of course.
* [[spoiler: {{KilledOffForReal}}]]
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