!1st Lieutenant Jake "Nomad" Dunn

The player character of the first game. A member of the US Delta Force's Raptor Team.

* [[spoiler:DeadManWalking: Due to the Nanosuit.]]
* DecoyProtagonist: In ''1'', as revealed in later games.
* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim: Died in between Crysis 1 and Crysis 2, as shown in [[AllInTheManual the IDW comic series]], [[DyingMomentOfAwesome saving Prophet & Psycho from an RPG blast]] courtesy of the CIA, who tortured him beforehand. [[note]] However, information found in Crysis 3 suggests he survived.[[/note]]]]
* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: A member of the Delta Force Raptor Team.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Thanks to the 'Suit.

!Major Laurence "Prophet" Barnes

The leader of Raptor Team.

* AngryBlackMan: In the flashbacks of Crysis 2. [[spoiler:His discussion with Hargreave leaves it completely justified.]]
** Used to ''awesome'' effect in the final level of Crysis 3. [[spoiler: How do you resist a super-powerful EldritchAbomination's attempt to [[YouWillBeAssimilated assimilate you]] into its HiveMind?]] Prophet's answer is to get ''[[ThePowerOfHate mad as hell]]'' about it.
* BackForTheDead: In Crysis 2. [[spoiler:Subverted at the end.]]
* BadassNormal: As shown in the comics, he was already BadAss before putting on the suit.
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: Thanks to the 'Suit.
** BadassBoast: Practically ''every'' line of dialogue Prophet says in the final mission of Crysis 3 is this.
-->"NO. This suit is MINE. Let me show you what I CAN DO!"
** BadassInCharge: Of Raptor Team.
* BaldOfAwesome
** BaldBlackLeaderGuy
* [[spoiler:BlessedWithSuck: How he views the Nanosuits after learning they are symbiotic.]]
* [[spoiler:BrainUploading: One of the two operators of the Nanosuit 2 in Crysis 2. The entire time, yes. And in Crysis 3, he's essentially performed a Gundamjack in a benevolent sense to keep fighting in Alcatraz's corpse.]]
* [[spoiler:DeadManWalking: Due to the Nanosuit. Also becomes quite literal in 3, where he is literally walking around in Alcatraz's corpse. This is lampshaded multiple times.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: In 3 [[spoiler:and ''Legion'']].
* [[spoiler:DeadPersonImpersonation: The revisions in ''Crysis 3'' turn the entirety of ''Crysis: Legion'' into this; turns out Prophet was using what small fragments were left of Alcatraz to impersonate Alcatraz in front of Marine command.]]
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide: "Had to break the link" to the Nanosuit 2, so he shot himself in the head after giving it to Alcatraz in Crysis 2.]]
* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: A member of the Delta Force Raptor Team.
* FatherToHisMen: NEVER ever mess with anyone on his team, he WILL kill you as some CIA assholes found out the hard way.
* [[spoiler:FusionDance[=/=]GrandTheftMe: Of a sort with Alcatraz and SECOND over the course of ''Crysis 2''. By the time of ''Crysis 3'', neither Barnes nor Alcatraz exists anymore. They've merged into a gestalt that calls itself Prophet, with enough of Barnes' and Alcatraz's memories to impersonate either of them.]]
* IJustWantToBeNormal: His opinion in 2 and 3 is that while he's willing to use his abilities to help, he'd happily remove his suit and move on. [[spoiler:Pity [[ClingyCostume he]] [[BlessedWithSuck can't]] [[DeadManWalking do that]].]]
* LastOfHisKind: Subverted in 3. While he's the last anti-CELL Nanosuit wearer to not end up "skinned", [[AllThereInTheManual supplementary information in intel items]] reveals that [[EvilCounterpart they have their own operator]], [[TheGhost Silverback]].
* MajorlyAwesome
* TheProtagonist: Of the whole plot.
** SupportingProtagonist: In every game but ''3'', where he's more up front.
* [[spoiler:RedRightHand]]: In ''3'', [[spoiler: the Nanosuit's replication of Prophet's human body would be perfect if not for the glowing bits in his eyes.]]
* [[spoiler:{{Transhuman}}: Becomes this over the course of the main games and the process is completed by the end, when the unlocked Nanosuit 2.0 assumes the form of Barnes' human body and demonstrates its cloaking ability in that form.]]

!Sergeant Michael "Psycho" Sykes

Originally SAS, seconded to Raptor Team.

* AscendedExtra: From team member in the original Crysis to PlayerCharacter in Crysis: Warhead.
* BadassNormal: The guy's SAS AND Delta Force, arguably the two best Spec-Ops units in the world, before he even suited-up.
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: Thanks to the 'Suit.
** BroughtDownToBadass: Even after CELL skins off his Nanosuit, he's still a very competent BadassNormal, showing off exactly why he was in both Delta Force and the British SAS.
* TheBusCameBack: Returns in Crysis 3 after an absence in Crysis 2.
* [[spoiler:DeadManWalking: Due to the Nanosuit. Subverted when CELL ends up "skinning" off the suit before 3.]]
* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: A member of the Delta Force Raptor Team.
** Was also previously British SAS.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: In 3, he has a lot of angst over being a normal human. [[IJustWantToBeNormal Prophet]] [[WhatTheHellHero takes issue with this]].

!Major Clarence Strickland

Leader of the US Marines detachment in ''1''.

!Alcatraz (birth name: [[spoiler:James Rodriquez]])

The player character of ''2'', a US Marine sent to New York City by submarine. Prophet finds him and gives him his Nanosuit.
* [[spoiler:DeadManWalking: Moreso than any other Nanosuit wearer. The injuries he sustained in the movement tutorial would have and will kill him if he takes the suit off, and the suit itself is harvesting his failing organs as fuel to keep him alive. This becomes ''literal'' in 3, where his mind "was lost" in 2's DyingMomentOfAwesome, and Prophet is walking around in what little is left of his corpse.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: His narration in ''Legion'' makes it clear he is a very snarky bastard.
* [[spoiler:DyingMomentOfAwesome: The revisions in ''Crysis 3'' turn the finale of ''Crysis 2'' into this. During the destruction of the Central Park lithostructure, Alcatraz's mind was "lost" and half the [[BrainUploading backup file]] was corrupted, necessitating Prophet to take over.]]
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: [[spoiler: Though he is essentially dying throughout the incident, he can wipe out an entire CELL force thanks to a combination of his experience in the Marines & the 'Suit.]]
* FeaturelessProtagonist
* [[spoiler:FusionDance[=/=]GrandTheftMe: Of a sort with SECOND and Prophet over the course of ''Crysis 2''. See Prophet's example.]]
* GreenEyes: Not that you can tell in the suit.
* HeroicMime: Justified heavily. For the beginning, he's hungover, and then [[spoiler:his lungs are injured beyond repair]]. In ''Legion'', however, he talkative. ''Very'' talkative, and the 2.0 suit is actively making him more eloquent and verbose.
* ManInTheMachine: And by the events of the third game, [[BodyHorror the machine is all that's left]].
* [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Only Known By His]] CodeName: Unlike the other Nanosuit wearers, his name isn't even mentioned at all, nor his rank.
** ''Legion'' gives his old human name as [[spoiler:"James Rodriquez"]], but only in passing. As far as he's concerned, his name is Alcatraz now.
* [[spoiler:OurZombiesAreDifferent: Sort of. In 3, Prophet commandeers his corpse to keep going for over another 20 years.]]
* PopCulturedBadass: His narration in ''Legion'' is riddled with pop culture references, some of them quite subtle.
* SemperFi
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: According to his narration in ''Legion'', he is actually afraid of water due to a bad incident in his childhood. He got over it for the most part during training, but the sinking of his submarine brought it all the way back to the forefront.

!Jacob Hargreave

One of the founders of the Hargreave-Rasch Biomedical MegaCorp.

* AdmiringTheAbomination: He's utterly fascinated with the Ceph and their methods of exterminating humanity.
--> '''Hargreave''': ''Cleaning up - it's ingenious, isn't it. Think of the Argentine Cattle Crisis two years ago. Or the British BSE outbreak in the last century. The issue was not slaughtering the animals, that was easily done. The problem was disposal. What do you do with the millions of rotting corpses? Well, there you see the answer the Ceph have evolved. They wipe us out, they break us down, they reduce the environmental impact almost to zero. Exemplary.''
* AffablyEvil: "Evil" is pushing it due to his methods, but Hargreave is charismatic, well spoken and reasonable. [[spoiler: Even when things don't go his way near the end, he still manages to be helpful. See DeathEqualsRedemption]]
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: In a sense. However, he is genuinely trying to help, in his own way.
* [[spoiler:DeathEqualsRedemption: With his final words, he calls for CELL's remaining forces to stop fighting against Alcatraz, ultimately saving New York.]]
* [[spoiler:ItsAllAboutMe: Thinks that only he is worthy of using the Nanosuit to combat the Ceph.]]
* [[spoiler:NobleDemon: When he realizes he won't achieve his goal of taking the Nanosuit and becoming humanity's savior, he accepts that the responsibility has fallen to Alcatraz and hands over the reins.]]
* [[spoiler:ReallySevenHundredYearsOld[=/=]TimeAbyss: See FridgeLogic on the main page.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist:[[spoiler: The creation of the Nanosuit itself can be considered extremist, but his methods overall can be considered this.]]
* WickedCultured: He's very eloquent with his vocabulary and [[spoiler: when you visit his personal quarters near the end of the game, he has a massive library with suits of medieval armor and Nanosuits in glass cases.]]

!Karl Ernst Rasch

The other founder of Hargreave-Rasch Biomedical.

* [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy: By the Alpha Ceph.]]
* [[spoiler:DyingAsYourself: Prophet lets him do this, breaking the link to the HiveMind before a Ceph kills him.]]
* HonestCorporateExecutive: He's a lot nicer than Hargreave. [[spoiler:Or at least the Alpha Ceph is.]]
* [[spoiler:ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: See Hargreave.]]
* ShadowArchetype: Like Prophet, he accesses Ceph technology. [[spoiler:Unlike him, he lost his identity to the HiveMind.]]
* [[spoiler:ShockAndAwe: Kills Claire with this when controlled.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:His being alive is spoiled at the end of 2, meaning everything in 3 counts as this for him.]]

!Semiautonomous Enhanced Combat Ops: Neuro-integration Delivery AI ([[FunWithAcronyms SECOND]])

The AI included in Nanosuit 2.0.

* AIIsACrapshoot: Averted. Its own creators are dumbfounded by the sheer extent to which it will work to keep its user alive. This includes [[spoiler: not only curing the Ceph's SyntheticPlague, but [[HoistByHisOwnPetard re-engineering the virus to target its own creators.]]]]
* ArtificialIntelligence
* [[spoiler:BigDamnHeroes: Rejects the suit rip Hargreave orders, allowing Tara Strickland to save Alcatraz's life.]]
* CaptainObvious: At times, its advice and notifications of threat levels come at points where it's rather obvious to the player.
* [[spoiler:FusionDance: With Prophet and Alcatraz over the course of Crysis 2.]]
* [[spoiler:ImportedAlienPhlebotinum: The only reason that SECOND is able to integrate with the Ceph Nano material and sabotage their technology is because the Nanosuit itself is stolen Ceph technology applied to a human form.]]
* MachineMonotone

!Lieutenant Commander Dominic Lockhart

The leader of the CELL forces in ''2''.

* ClusterFBomb: Very fond of using the word "fuck".
* GeneralRipper: Hates the Nanosuit program...
** ItsPersonal: ...because he lost a nephew to it.
* LargeHam
!Lieutenant Tara Strickland

Major Strickland's daughter and a CELL special advisor. [[spoiler:Is actually an undercover CIA operative.]] Later became a Senator.

!Colonel Sherman Barclay

The leader of USMC forces in NYC in ''2''.

* BetterToDieThanBeKilled[=/=]DrivenToSuicide: In ''Crysis: Escalation'', 24 hours after the U.S. government ''sells the Marine Corps'' to CELL, a group of CELL operatives arrives at his home to arrest him for [[InsaneTrollLogic treason against CELL.]] He kills the first group of 8 sent to take him in, but after seeing more reinforcements arrive, he chooses to shoot himself.
* DrillSergeantNasty: He certainly has the voice for it.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: It is ''so'' refreshing to know ''someone'' in the chains of command is still competent.

!Dr. Nathan Gould

* BadassBeard: [[http://static3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110403205434/crysis/images/e/eb/Nathan.jpg Have a look]].
* BadassBookworm: Earns this title just by ''surviving'', much less without military training.
* CallASmeerpARabbit: Every now and then. It's actually a sign that he's teetering on the DespairEventHorizon.
* ConspiracyTheorist: Of his own admission. He keeps it toned down, but the Marines still make fun of him for it.
* PutOnABus: In the third game, a dataslate says he was able to get a job as a biomedical engineer.