[[folder: Joseph Sullivan]]
!!'''Joseph Sullivan (Andrew Connolly)'''
-->'''Ability: Empathic Manipulation'''
* PosthumousCharacter: The season opens with his funeral.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He tried to make sure Samuel never knew his full powers and lied to him his entire life, which helped contribute to Samuel's instability.
!!'''Edgar (Ray Park)'''
Samuel's right-hand man, he is in love with Lydia and only wants to ensure the safety of the Sullivan Brothers Carnival and its people at any cost.
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type IV]].
* TheAtoner: He wants to make up for the bad things he has done in his past, but Samuel keeps forcing him to commit more evil acts. [[spoiler:Edgar eventually manages to atone by helping to rescue the other carnies from Samuel]].
* AxCrazy: He appears to be this at first, but it quickly becomes clear that Samuel is forcing him to act like one.
** BadassLongcoat: A couple of times.
* TheDragon: To Samuel.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: After teetering on the edge of one for most of Volume 5, he turns Face to help Noah save New York City and rescue the other carnies from Samuel.]]
* HitmanWithAHeart: He wants out. [[spoiler:He gets his wish when HRG and Claire re-appear at the carnival and he helps them get the rest of the carnies away from Samuel]].
* KnifeNut: He keeps multiple knives on him at all times.
** KukrisAreKool: He uses two as his main weapons.
* KnifeThrowingAct: His gig at the Sullivan Brothers Carnival, and he often throws knives when fighting.
* ParentalAbandonment: His parents died in a fire at the Bradford City stadium in 1985.
* [[spoiler:StarCrossedLovers: With Lydia]].
!!'''Lydia (Dawn Olivieri)'''
A woman who works at the carnival with Samuel and Edgar. Her ability allows her to feel the emotions, thoughts, hopes, desires, and dreams of others.
* MeaningfulName: Her power works through [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4zRe_wvJw8 her tattoos]].
* PowerTattoo: When her ability is combined with Samuel's, she can project peoples greatest desires or a person they need to find onto her back with the tattoos.
* ShipTease: With both Samuel and Edgar. And possibly Sylar...
* SingleMomStripper: Kind of. She has a teenage daughter named Amanda and a job taking off most of her clothes.
* [[spoiler:StarCrossedLovers: With Edgar.]]
* [[spoiler:StuffedInTheFridge: She's murdered by Eli in a setup by Samuel to gain back the support of the carnival as part of his final endgame. Though it's less a "fridging" than Samuel taking out his most powerful obstacle within the Carnival.]]
* TeenPregnancy: She had Amanda as a teenager.
* ToplessnessFromTheBack: When she shows others her tattoos.
!!'''Eli (Todd Stashwick)'''
-->'''Ability: [[MesACrowd Self-replication]] '''
Samuel's new right-hand man after Edgar [[spoiler:discovers that he murdered his own brother and quits]]. He had been exiled by Joseph, but returned after learning Samuel had taken over.
* AffablyEvil: In his interactions with Tracy. He obviously likes her, but that doesn't stop him from turning on her when Samuel orders him to.
* TheDragon: Replaces Edgar.
[[folder: Rebecca Taylor]]
!!'''Rebecca Taylor (Tessa Thompson, Zoe Bolden (at age five))'''
* TheDarkChick: No pun intended.
* HonoraryUncle: She refers to both Samuel and Eli as uncle.
* YouKilledMyFather: Towards [[spoiler: Noah Bennet]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She disappeared halfway through Volume 5, and only showed up again the graphic novels trying to kill Tracy.
[[folder: Arnold / Ernie Crum]]
!!'''Arnold (Jack Wallace, William Charlton)'''
-->'''Ability: [[TeleportersAndTransporters Space-Time]] [[TimeMaster Manipulation]]'''
* [[AllThereInTheManual All There In The Online Graphic Novels]]: His backstory and [[spoiler:how he really died]].
* TheSlowPath: After arriving at Coyote Sands in 1961, he was knocked out by [[spoiler:Adam Monroe]] and lost his memory. He lived like that until the Carnival found him again in the present.
!!'''Damian (Harry Perry}'''
-->'''Ability: Memory Manipulation'''
* [[spoiler:ScrewThisImOuttaHere: He leaves along with the rest of the carnies when it is revealed Samuel killed Joseph and Lydia and is planning to destroy New York City.]]
[[folder: Ian Michaels]]
!!'''Ian Michaels (Adam Lazarre-White)'''
-->'''Ability: [[GreenThumb Plant Growth]]'''
[[folder: Amanda Strazzulla]]
!!'''Amanda Strazzulla (Sasha Pieterse)'''
-->'''Ability: [[HavingABlast Spontaneous Combustion]]'''
* AllThereInTheManual: The graphic novels and the "Slow Burn" webisodes explain her backstory.
* ParentalAbandonment: Her dad wanted to run out on Lydia when he discovered she was pregnant, and since Lydia could feel it with her ability, she left first and then left Amanda with her sister.
* PowerIncontinence: She has a lot of trouble controlling her ability, and accidently blows up cars, animals, and [[spoiler:Caleb]] whenever she gets angry.
* TheRunaway: She ran away from home to try to find her mother, Lydia.
!!'''Caleb (Dusty Sorg)'''
-->'''Ability: Spider Mimicry'''
* GreenEyes: With his powers.
* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:Nice job pissing off the girl who can make things explode Caleb]].
* UndyingLoyalty: To Samuel.