[[caption-width-right:276:[[labelnote:The Eleven Incarnations of the Inspector]](clockwise from top) Leslie French, Creator/ChristopherLee, Bernard Fox, Marius Goring, Lynda Bellingham, Creator/GrahamChapman, Creator/StephenFry, Creator/SteveCarell, Mark Williams, Christopher Obi (billed as Daniel Landlord), Travis Richey.[[/labelnote]]]]

With ''JustForFun/InspectorSpacetime'''s long and storied history, it has managed to gather quite a list of various characters. [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters A]] ''[[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters long]]'' [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters list.]]


[[folder:The Inspectors]]
An Infinity Knight from the planet Kayaclasch, the Inspector is our main character, the one who shows us the wondrous bounty of the universe and of history. Because it's not just ''where'' we are, but ''when''.

!!The First Inspector
The first Inspector was played by Leslie French.

A versatile theatre actor who specialized in Shakespearean roles, French at first seemed an odd choice for the patronising, cantankerous, and notably lower-middle class First Inspector. Although pleased by the programme's popularity at first, he left suddenly at the start of the fourth season to avoid being typecast. On television, he went on to appear in such programmes as ''Series/DixonOfDockGreen'', ''Series/ZCars'', ''Series/TheAvengers'', and ''Series/TheSingingDetective''. He returned once to the series, making a brief cameo in the [[MilestoneCelebration 20th Anniversary Special]].

* GrumpyOldMan: The First Inspector was grouchy and rather distant, though he loosened up a little starting in Season 2.
* NobleBigotWithABadge: Especially at the very beginning of the show. He mellows a bit as his tenure progresses.
* OldFashionedCopper: This Inspector, having a more classic "police man" feel about him in comparison to his successors, could sometimes have elements of this trope.

!!The Second Inspector
The second Inspector was played by Creator/ChristopherLee.

He has often been summed up as "SherlockHolmes [[RecycledInSpace in space]]", a cold and austere man who nevertheless has a passion for high culture and fine art, always dressed in the latest understated and conservative fashion... except for those battered Wellington boots. When he truly wished to "brood over the cosmos" he would play his ocarina. WordOfGod has said the show was just playing to Lee's strengths as an actor, but this hasn't stopped the popular theory that the change from French's version was somehow a "promotion", prompting a more upper-class outlook.

Lee filmed two IS movies while the First Inspector's televised run was still being taped and aired. These movies, which posited a half-human Inspector, are now considered alt-canon. Following French's abrupt decision to leave the show, hastily conscripting Lee to reprise the role on television was therefore the obvious choice. While his new(-ish) version of the Inspector quickly proved to be quite popular, Lee has never made any bones about the fact that he became the Inspector mainly because it offered a steady paycheque. After his departure from the series, he never reprised the role in film or television, except for the 20th Anniversary Special, where he was persuaded to (literally) phone in an amusing voice cameo. ("Crikey! ''That's'' what you used to sound like?!") The positive reception to this led to him further agreeing to reprise the role in a series of radio dramas which are considered quite good and, more importantly, canonical.

* TheComicallySerious: An extremely serious individual who had no intent of masking his intelligence to deal with a situation.

!!The Third Inspector
The third Inspector was played by Bernard Fox.

The Third Inspector is well known for his abhorrence of any sort of strenuous physical activity, and his habit of taking long tea breaks at (seemingly) the very worst moments. Continuing the theory mentioned above, some claim that following the events of "The Crime Sports" this Inspector was somehow "retired", even though he pretty much kept on doing what he always had.

Unlike French and Lee, Fox cheerfully embraced the role from the start, came back for a guest appearance whenever he was invited, and has been a beloved fixture at worldwide IS conventions for forty years.

* BerserkButton: For the love of God, don't ever spill his tea.
* LetsGetDangerous: This Inspector may not have liked to exert himself, but when he did... watch out.

!!The Fourth Inspector
The fourth Inspector was played by Marius Goring.

Goring was a surprising choice for the Inspector, given the over-full nature of his filming schedule at the time.

The Fourth Inspector is known for his crazily coloured iconic ascot and knee socks, affinity for small sweets—particularly wine gums and sherbet lemons (some suggest that Albus Dumbledore's affection for treats and sherbet lemons was an homage to the Fourth Inspector). He is also known for his extraordinarily high body count.

He returned to the series twice for guest appearances: the 20th Anniversary special and "The Only Inspector."

* AntiHeroSubstitute: This incarnation of the Inspector was a lot more brooding and more willing to use lethal force.
* DissonantSerenity: It took ''a lot'' to visible rattle the Fourth Inspector.
* TheEeyore: Conversely, he never tended to display a lot of overt humor and good cheer. Of course, he had reason enough to be gloomy.
* GrumpyOldMan: The Fourth Inspector generally had two moods: mildly annoyed, and very annoyed.
* KnifeNut: Most metamorphoses of the Inspector used the Optic Pocketknife as rarely as possible, but Four cut a ''slew'' of throats in his time. He's also the only Inspector to use an Optic Pocketknife balanced especially for throwing.
* KnightInSourArmor: As Goring himself put it: "He's basically like a disgruntled janitor. He keeps cleaning up these messes everyone else creates, only for a new one to be made. But unlike a janitor, these messes cost lives and homes, and he just wants it all to stop trying to involve another piece of himself being torn out because he can't save everyone." Nonetheless, he always steps up to save the day.
* WhenHeSmiles: Which made those oh-so-rare smiles he ''did'' unleash all the more glorious.

!!The Fifth Inspector
The fifth Inspector was played by Lynda Bellingham.

Bellingham is the first, and so far only, actress to take on the role of the Inspector. She had the absolute worst wardrobe of all the Inspectors, most egregiously a hat that must be seen to be believed. (One expanded universe novel even made it into a sentient life-form.) She also liked ampersands and took to wearing them in the most unlikely of places.

The metamorphosis from 4th to 5th was very difficult for the Inspector to achieve. Continuing the theory mentioned above, some have speculated/joked that after "retirement" comes "death" and then "rebirth" into a new childhood. In a sad real-life reflection of this, her final episode, "The Hills of Androgyny" was infamously plagued with behind-the-scenes troubles, including a rushed production schedule, numerous last-minute script-rewrites, catastrophic prop breakdowns (some of which forced said re-writes) and an ironically arduous rain-drenched location-shoot in what appears on-screen as an idyllic paradise. Relations were also strained between the episode's director Trav Morgus and the cast, but Bellingham has always denied rumors that things deteriorated to the point that she physically slapped him.

Despite all of this, she reappeared on the show in "The Only Inspector", only a year after leaving, which was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]: "Too soon! Too soon!".

In later years, Bellingham did admit to sharing many fans' dissatisfaction with her hastily cobbled-together final regeneration scene. Finally, in 2006, she revealed that she had been writing one of her own to redeem her Inspector's departure. This culminated in her (re-)reprisal of the role, albeit several decades, older in "Space Wreck". Because everything from that last scene had been negated, the Fifth Inspector was rewritten to die at an older age, and since she had been alone with the Booth during her transformation, there was no need to worry about rewriting for an associate, just implanting a TimeSkip. The only true hurdle was painstakingly reconstructing her old Booth interior, which is now a star attraction of the Inspector Spacetime Undertaking. Sadly, this was Bellingham's last work on the show. She lost a long battle with cancer in 2014. Her Inspector's Booth interior at the Undertaking was dedicated to her memory as a tribute to the late actress.

She also went on to be cast in [[Series/DoctorWho That Ripoff]] as an Inquisitor. The hat she wore in the role was considered by many a wink to her wardrobe as Inspector. (This would be neither the first nor last time That Ripoff stole an actor from IS or gave a cameo role, such as in the case of Landlord's recent role as George the Security Guard in "Closing Time", to an Inspector.)

* AllJustADream: What her previous regeneration scene was retconned to in her new final episode. The whole angle of hallucinogenic moss was kept intact. The Tenth Inspector doubled back over his timeline because he needed a sample of the moss to [[ItMakesSenseInContext stop a nuclear meltdown the size of Denmark.]] Except this caused him to accidentally save his fifth self from her demise, and erased her tentative future. However, she retained some form of memory from the original events that would have killed her, though somewhat lulled away as her timeline shifted. In the Fifth Inspector's eyes, she interpreted her aborted timeline as a dream, and likened the memory loss as to that kind of feeling a person experiences when they wake up from a dreamlike state and their recollection of said dream wanes following the jump from an unconscious to conscious state.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: She may have seemed goofy and harmless, but you did not want to get on her bad side.
* CerebusRetcon: A spectacular application of one that morphed into an AuthorsSavingThrow for her controversial final story. Fans lament that Bellingham passed on, as they felt she could have done the same for the demise of a certain multi-coloured time traveler in his sixth incarnation from that Ripoff. With the release of a new story in 2015 to do justice to said time traveler, some fans believe she had a hand in it, after all, and if not, that it was her passing that inspired someone to follow in her footsteps and mend continuity where it needed it the most.
* MythologyGag: The Tenth Inspector slaps the Fifth Inspector in "Space Wreck" [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan so she can awaken from her hallucinating stupor]], alluding to the rumors mentioned above.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Or perhaps "Obfuscating Ditziness". Her wardrobe and carefree exterior was cover for an ice pick of a mind.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The Inspector changed into a female because his (er, her) metamorphosis was artificially induced, causing a shift in gene chromosomes. Later "corrected" during her farcical metamorphosis scene in "The Hills of Androgyny", widely derided as a low point in the series and finally retconned. The Inspector [[MushroomSamba gets loopy]] dragging the enormous pile of [[MacGuffin hallucinogenic moss]] into the Central Temple to head off the [[EarthShatteringKaboom Androgyny-Shattering Kaboom]]. This causes her to be gender-confused and think she will die unless she decides whether she's a man or a woman. She gets the genders switched around and thinks man is woman, and vice versa. She's then tricked into drinking the venom of a Spector Bat (by an "automated defense-dispensing system" no less) in a spectacular case of IdiotBall, immediately killing her. The venom does as it was expected to do however, inverting her gender. It apparently messes with her genes, causing a poorly-HandWaved mutation that metamorphoses the Inspector back into a male. As noted above, this was all a last-minute hash thrown together to salvage/finish the episode after numerous behind-the-scene disasters.
** As TakeThat at that scene, when the Fifth and Tenth Inspectors meet in the revived series by accident, Ten actually ''slaps'' Five for what she is going to do that will stupidly get herself killed. He unknowingly alters the future and because Five isn't actually going to die from hallucination-induced idiocy, she instead metamorphoses under more heroic terms, but the resulting time paradox [[GoneHorriblyWrong spawns the Indictor]]. Essentially, the entire last season of the Sixth Inspector's tenure and his death was thus retconned as being [[NiceJobBreakingItHero the Tenth Inspector]]'s fault.

!!The Sixth Inspector
The sixth Inspector was played by Creator/GrahamChapman.

The Inspector was one of Chapman's final roles. Defying expectation, Chapman's Inspector was one of the most sombre and monochrome. The extreme colors of the Doctor in That Ripoff at the time was seen as a move by the Ripoff's producers to distinguish themselves from IS.

This was also the era in which some of the serials just got weird (much to the delight of many fans). The most (in)famous example is probably all those [[MuppetCameo puppets]] turning up in the serial "Mindscrew".

* FailureHero: Nothing ever went right for this Inspector. ''Nothing''. Some fans claim that his taking on Jeffery was symbolic of his failure, while [[spoiler: Jeffery's death shows his [[SpringTimeForHitler failure at failing]].]] And after that, he failed to [[spoiler: recruit any new Associates]] for the rest of his run[[note]]OK, yes, there was Benjamin, but who ever remembers Benjamin?[[/note]]. In his final episode, he is [[spoiler: sentenced to banishment in an alternate universe and can only return home by dying.]]
* LotusEaterMachine: Learns the [[spoiler:alternate universe he was banished to]] is actually one (or it was real, but was specifically created for him... or something.. has the era's weirdness been mentioned?), and the only way to get out is to overload the dimension with his psychic abilities. However, the negative feedback from doing so causes him to become fatally injured and start a metamorphosis that gets cut off during a cliffhanger, bringing in a huge number of views eager for "Space or the Maharani", which producers smartly decided to air early and had preemptively filmed, knowing Graham Chapman was dying from cancer.
* NiceCharacterMeanActor: Quite a few accounts of Chapman's tenure detail many verbal crossfires between him and the production staff, due to either showing up drunk or having his sexuality challenged.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Graham Chapman's crippling struggle with alcohol and his diagnosis of cancer proved too much for him and he announced that he would not film any more episodes except a finale, previously voicing that he felt he would have the shortest run of any Inspector due to sickness. The BTV controller at the time took great sympathy with him, perhaps more than any other actor who played the Inspector during his time at the BTV, helping to pay for Chapman's medical expenses and promising that he would help him complete his tenure as the Sixth Inspector by going out with a bang.

!!The Seventh Inspector
The seventh Inspector was played by Creator/StephenFry.

Fry had one of the shorter tenures as Inspector and is best known for all of the "what could have beens" and his associates. The scripts, in a [[ExecutiveMeddling misguided attempt]] to rein in the weirdness of the Chapman years, were reduced to repetitive explosive-laden pabulum, while the budget had been slashed to almost the level of That Ripoff. After limping along for three lacklustre seasons, the plug was pulled on the show. As the least popular of all Inspectors, Fry divides fans as either not a good enough actor for the role's complex demands or the scapegoat for the producers' notes for him to play the character against his thespian strengths. (Chapman's departure only because of his deteriorating health did not help the transition for his successor.) Ironically, many fans feel that his [[SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome ten-minute appearance]] at the start of the one-off Eighth Inspector movie was [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap easily his best acted and scripted work]] as the character. The Seventh Inspector is very popular in FanFic because of this, and many like to imagine how the series would have ended if it had hired better writers. Eventually, an animated series was launched to envision and capitalize on some of the best ideas posed by fans, leading to much wish fulfillment and a bit of LampshadeHanging about the rocky road the Seventh Inspector faced in the years the show was off the air.

* AnimatedAdaptation: Given a series financed by the Veteran Old Expeditions Studio that ran for 60 episodes, continuing right from where "Failure", his last TV story left off. The series started with "Spacebyrd: Cessation", and completed with "Heartwheel". An additional 61st episode was made called "The Living Nights", a [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot backdoor pilot]] for the Eighth Inspector's travels, but unlike the beloved Seventh Inspector, it never got off the ground due to less positive remarks about his successor.
* BreakTheCutie: He goes through a lot of traumatic events and turns ''extremely'' glass half-empty near the end of his tenure.
* BrokenAce: Gives up hope on his incarnation being capable of doing anything worth keeping it around.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Has a series of animated adventures that serve to connect the dots between his TV era and the movie. It effectively cashes in on all the potential his character could have had. However, it is rife with [[TakeThat pot shots]] at all the people who got the show cancelled in the first place. Until by the end of his incarnation, he has become a darkly cynical presence who tells off ''everyone'' he meets, growing highly resentful and almost downright cruel at the conception of how badly he has been treated.
* DrivenToSuicide: Arranges for his own death, finally admitting this incarnation was a failure.
** IronicEcho: This draws back to when the Sergeant famously taunted the Inspector as a failure in his titular final TV episode, "Failure" (a LampshadeHanging of the series's cancellation).
-->'''The Sergeant:''' Just give up and let me kill you, already! You've put off your death long enough!
-->'''The Inspector:''' Sorry, old chap. Death's not on my schedule!
** And then comes the TV movie, where a broken and disillusioned Seven lets the Inspector [[{{Tearjerker}} gun him down]].
-->'''The Sergeant:''' You can't put it off any longer. It's time to die, Inspector.
-->'''The Inspector:''' Right on schedule.
* HeartbrokenBadass: Revealed to be one in his last animated adventure "Heartwheel", which leads into the TV Movie.
* MyNameIsNotDurwood: Dynamo kept calling him "Copper", never quite understanding the gist of his duties as an Infinity Knight.

!!The Eighth Inspector
The eighth Inspector was played by Creator/SteveCarell.

Carell's turn as Inspector was an early attempt to revive the series after the disappointment of Fry's run. Carell starred in a made-for-TV movie alongside Anne Hathaway who played his Associate, Charity Galloway. Many (though not all) fans prefer to pretend this movie never existed and sometimes choose to disregard the movie as canon. (It at least allowed Stephen Fry to end his version of the Inspector on a note of dignity.}

The Eighth Inspector's books, which were more tightly written and not subject to horrible theatrics, are notably better. Likewise, his audio plays, which often poked fun at his short run as the Inspector, received wide acclaim for his writing, especially the tragic "Bright Faces". The Inspector's primary Associate in the later books and broadcasts was Fitzwilliam Fort, an [[AmateurSleuth amateur detective]].

* GoOutWithASmile: Was satisfied with how his life had turned out in "The Twilight of the Inspector" and bid a fond farewell to his past companions. He felt like it was the universe's way of forgiving him for having such a crappy time as his predecessor. Unfortunately, that made the matter of his ''next'' life feeling too entitled to die.
* InspectorOblivious: Fans complained about this comic typecasting for Carell in the TV movie, but in his later adventures, this is revealed as a [[ObfuscatingStupidity cunning ruse]].
* LighterAndSofter: Has a series of audios where he enjoys a very lovely and uplifting life in this incarnation following the downtrodden suffering of his predecessor, becoming extremely confident, with his finest hour taking place in "For a Birth", securing the destruction of the Space Manipulator Blorgon and saving not only three companions from death in a BigDamnHeroes moment, but the whole of humanity. HarsherInHindsight given that his next adventure was the grueling "Bright Faces".
* OohMeAccentsSlipping / NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Another source of fan complaints. Carell only attempted an English accent during the first fifteen minutes of the movie; afterward, he spoke in his natural accent and would [[LampshadeHanging turn to the camera and wink]] whenever he said something British like "lorry" or "packet of crisps".

!!The Unknown Inspector (a.k.a. the Undercover Inspector)
This divergent incarnation of the Inspector was played by Creator/WilliamHurt.

As revealed in the [[MilestoneCelebration 50th anniversary special]], the Infinity Knight High Command assigned the Inspector to [[TheInfiltration go undercover]] as a [[CowboyCop rogue cop]] to investigate [[DirtyCop renegade fellow space-time officers]] who were conducting their own private war against the Blorgons. The Eighth Inspector secretly adopted the identity of the Unknown Inspector with the special assistance of the [[WizardsFromOuterSpace mystic Teman Mothers]], who transform him in a different version of the standard Kayaclaschian metamorphosis. What he did not suspect was that his inquiries would lead into the Time Wave...

* AwfulTruth: He's the one blamed for the final catastrophe in the Time Wave, and the Inspector subsequently disavowed this incarnation entirely.
* CameBackWrong: Dialogue implies he metamorphosed in his sleep. The Ninth Inspector found it embarrassing, and related it to "wetting the bed." Later information given explains that the Inspector went into a deep hibernation while linked up to a biology defragementer ([[MacGyvering homebrewed medical equipment]]) that would essentially simulate a metamorphosis by reformatting his body into the form of his Unknown incarnation. But unfortunately, the Inspector put so much strain on his mind by flickering through his former incarnations, his mind could not handle the strain. He awoke too early, causing his nervous system to go haywire, implode in on itself, and destabilize the whole body. He passed out again, remarking that he felt "a bit thick", at which point a real metamorphosis kicked in to prevent him from dying outright.
* CommutingOnABus: William Hurt expressed interest in returning every now and then to the series, resulting in the decision not to make his metamorphosis stick.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: The Unknown Inspector's mountains of regret caused him to have a yearning desire to return to his younger, more innocent days when the Trans-Temporal Tourbillon was activated. He didn't known this would influence it to regress him back to his first incarnation.
* DiagonalCut: Starting using the Optic Pocketknife as a weapon more often than usual and got adept as using it to deliver a finishing blow with a single strike.
* FedoraOfAsskicking: Doubles as a ShoutOut to the NiceHat worn by Christopher Lee's early non-canonical Inspector Spacetime character in the 1964 and 1965 films.
* KarmicDeath: Grew particularly attached to this body and tried to keep it young and primed for combat, unable to put his worries to rest that he would need to keep on fighting against the universe. His resistance to aging got the better of him when he decided he wanted it back, only to screw up, lose another metamorphosis and wind up in a totally different body.
* KilledOffscreen: Implied to have tried reversing his botched metamorphosis somehow after undoing a paradox that reset him to his first incarnation, and then rapidly shifting between all of his previous selves during an adventure involving a soap opera. But instead of it returning him to his Unknown incarnation at the end, his experiment was ever so slightly off, resulting in him having a genetically unstable form. That malformed body immediately metamorphosed, which caused him to end up with a new body entirely. The concept of this metamorphosis posed to directors is often the bane of their existence, as there is much frustration on how it should be interpreted, and the effects it calls for are just too demanding for it to be shot on film without eradicating the series budget.
** Finally tackled in an audio adaption in 2014, "The First Journey", for his metamorphosis story, which alleviates any need for an on-screen depiction and adequately explains the presence of the First Inspector. However, since it is a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind type story due to Unknown hooking himself up to a machine and going unconscious, and the implied appearance of the Blue and Orange Wardens, enforcing the change because it [[YouCantFightFate just is his appointed fate to change, as is the same with all things who answer to him.]] Fate's argument was that the Inspector was going to lose sight of his morals if he stayed the Unknown because he was stuck in the role of someone he was pretending to be for so long he was losing sight of his true identity and the Orange Warden was attempting to make the Inspector think the Unknown was the only real self he ever had, thus setting on the path to become HeWhoFightsMonsters. But by his own words, "fate never leads anyone astray and is always kind in the end." Fate was doing him a kindness by enforcing this transformation. Yet the audio is full of so much subsequent MindScrew that it seems fans ''still'' cannot wrap their heads around what exactly happened.
** The audio was later itself adapted into a CGI film for the tenth anniversary of the revived series, which took [[AdaptationExpansion great liberties to explain things much better through visuals and new scenes]] that revealed the Unknown was flashing back through all of his previous lives and had to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong in a series of trials to prove he deserved the right to keep on living, with each task complete helping to make him remember who he really was, before finally being face with an ultimate trial where he was made to execute a child with a mask on his head, with the Orange Warden jesting "This child is an Unknown just like you- who cares if you kill them?" The Unknown unmasked the child and discovered it was ''him'' as a child in his original incarnation, and Fate decreed "Had you killed him, you would have destroyed yourself in the very act of rebelling against me- the one who is at the root of ALL beings' fate. No plant can survive with its roots torn asunder, and I am your gardener, while my adversary tries to lay siege to my garden. I have more plans to help you grow yet, Inspector." The moral here? If one adaptation doesn't work out the kinks, adapt the adaptation and tackle them further down the rabbit hole.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: The underlying mentality behind his attachment to this body, and what proved to be his undoing. Unknown was so fixated on keeping this incarnation, he refused to have a numeric categorization or be labeled an Inspector, believing he should become immortal, and that he was held back by his moniker after seeing the advantages of going incognito.
* {{Pride}}: The one drawback from deciding to take on this appearance- an overwhelming sense of hubris, influencing an unwillingness to move on with his existence when this chapter of his life was due to end. He just couldn't take the fight out of him no matter how hard he tried, so fate intervened for him and made the Inspector metamorphose out of this incarnation by force. Fate reasoned for that as long as this incarnation existed, he would stagnate and become too close-minded to think of proper solutions that the offbeat Inspector would care to dream up, and the universe would go to hell and a handbasket as a result.
* ZeroApprovalGambit: The only way to prevent history from remembering the Infinity Knights as having been as bad as the Blorgons, if not worse, was for him to obliterate both sides with a [[SwirlyEnergyThingy trans-temporal tourbillon]], even though this means his TakingTheHeat for the Time Wave. Subverted in that the Unknown is not the Inspector and thus nobody will blame that identity, and no one knows it is really him and will make the connection between them, thinking the Ninth Inspector is just the Inspector resurfacing after laying low while waiting out the end of the wave, and the official story given is that the Unknown was said to have committed suicide out of guilt, which is actually quite true- the whole Inpsector and Unknown being one and the same is something that was conveniently omitted.

!!The Ninth Inspector
The ninth Inspector was played by Mark Williams.

Mark Williams revived the Inspector with sad humor and a genuine presence. Unfortunately, his obligations to the Film/HarryPotter franchise cut his tenure to only one season. Williams also played the Inspector in a charity event with Creator/DanielRadcliffe as his associate. Many fans were upset to learn that the combination was for the charity special only; however, most forgave the writers when the first episode introduced a new associate, Lily Taylor.

The Ninth Inspector had a curious aversion to leather.
The Ninth Inspector also traveled with Rory Williams. Rory's role ended when he learned how to cheat death and had to lose all of his memories as a consequence. Darvill would go on to play the exact same character on That Ripoff, with memory loss and cheating death skills fully intact. Interestingly, Mark Williams would later be cast as Rory's father Brian on That Ripoff, which may have been intended by the show's creators as a CastingGag.

* TheCallPutMeOnHold: Spent 222 years trying to decide whether or not he wanted to go back and accept Lily Taylor as his companion, wondering if he should try being the Inspector again.
-->'''Inspector:''' 222 years should be enough time to set things straight. Maybe redecorate, this place is a mess- you can thank the Homenes for that. And I'm still getting used to this new body. The paint's not even dry! Need some time to have the shocks adjusted, go see some places, [[CallBack find a sandwich shop with halfway decent chips]]. Sure 222 years sounds like ages, but don't forget I'm an Infinity Knight. From your perspective, Lily, it'll be just a few seconds! Don't worry, I'll bring you back a pastry when it's all said and done!
** NoodleIncident: During that time, he visited Hyroblits and got a new optic pocketknife made in his honour for saving their eco-friendly energy plant from Circuit Chaps, sacrificing the old one his Unknown Incarnation had to defeat them. He even arranged for a watermelon grove to be planted outside the facility as away of returning the kindness, and they sent him another gift- the Prophetic Parchment.
* CatchPhrase: "Dreadful!"
* TheDandy: This Inspector's ridiculously posh outfits, even more so than the Second, often drifted into this territory.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Shown waking up out of bed with his body finishing up a metamorphosis. As his Booth is careening down to Earth at breakneck speeds, it doesn't register to him. He just lets out a yawn, smacks his chops, and lazily opens his eyes, remarking that he feels like he just awoke from a long nightmare. ''Then'' it hits that the Booth is crashing.
--> "Ah, glad that's over with. A dream after all. The nightmare finally ended... At least it can't get any worse... ''(loud booming sound; Booth jitters around)'' And we're under attack. [[YouJustHadToSayIt I just had to push my luck]]. ''(catches his reflection in the Booth windows)'' Hang on a tick- new face...! New lease on life! Oh, that's just dreadful- I'm in my nighties! Oi! You lot with the guns! Could you spare me a time-out? I'm not dressed for my demise!! Good thing, too- I'm ignoring the summons! [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal This Knight in his nighties that will not die this night! At least not without putting up a fight!]] ...Well, I've just proven I'm a [[SarcasmMode swell rhymer]] as this version of me. In that case, New Me, let's flee to '03! ...On second thought, better make it '04- [[RhymesOnADime '03's the year where I got those rubbish chips in Lancashire.]] ''(Booth quakes from Homene gunfire)'' [[LampshadeHanging ...Really, I have got to stop doing that.]] Such dreadful poetry. I wouldn't be surprised if that's why those aliens are trying to kill me! ''(Booth is rocked again)'' For Pete's sake, I just got this body! Hardly a minute old and my head's already on the chopping block! If I were a referee, I'd call foul!"
** Notably a radical move by the writers to film his regeneration out of nowhere to new viewers. Although it would leave them confused, it was a way of testing who would continue to watch the show. The ones that stuck around to the Series 1 finale would be reward with an explanation. This choice was also to allow someone else to fill in the blanks as they pleased and show the first half of the metamorphosis of the past incarnation move seamlessly into the new one retroactively. Except the transition ended up being depicted in audio after quite a lot of impasse trying to depict it as a TV story.
* PajamaCladHero: Lampshaded and averted. He outright refuses to be one at the start of his life.
* SkewedPriorities: The first thing he did after his metamorphosis completed and the BOOTH started ''crashing to Earth''? Barge straight toward the dressing room to change out of his drab pajamas.
* TheStoic: As a result of being LastOfHisKind, the Ninth Inspector became more and more detached, adopting a "stiff upper lip" persona that he'd maintain even in the most dire of situations.

!!The Tenth Inspector
The tenth Inspector was played by Daniel Landlord (later credited under his given name, Christopher Obi).

Landlord played the first black Inspector in the series. Landlord was a virtual unknown when cast, but some fans consider him the best of the recent Inspectors.

The Tenth Inspector is known for his coke-bottle glasses, endless string of bizarre and humorous shirts, and strong character growth. The Tenth Inspector is also bookended by two of the favoured Associates—Lily and the Constable.

* {{Adorkable}}: By far the geekiest of all the Inspectors.
* BaldOfAwesome: And the Inspector is overjoyed about it. It's a dream come true that he always wanted to happen to him. He'd thought it would be fun to be a baldy-waldy, since it meant he wouldn't need to waste his money on hair gel to do up his hair into some modern style that stuck out every which way.
* BlackAndNerdy: The first black Inspector, and definitely the nerdiest.
* SpecsOfAwesome: WordOfGod states it is a ShoutOut to the First Inspector.

!!The Eleventh Inspector
The Eleventh Inspector was played by Travis Richey.

Richey is most known for being the Inspector chosen to feature in the short clip in the TV show ''Community''. The clip, from early in his run while he still traveled with the Constable, is credited with truly reviving the fandom.

The Eleventh Inspector is known for his bowler hats.

The Eleventh Inspector traveled with the Constable and later with a young couple, Angie Lake and Aidan Davies. Brooke Rhapsody, a puzzle shrouded with mystery, was also part of his life. His time was marked by an increasing popularity among the denizens of the universe that can cause problems when he needs to save the day and simply ''doesn't have time'' for all the autographs. His associates were known to be kidnapped just so that the abductors get a chance to meet him, causing the Eleventh Inspector to start seriously questioning whether he should just make his associates wear a bell.

* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Hit a very low point in his last season where he decided he wanted a metamorphosis as soon as possible, after his whole world just fell apart and his past selves [[DarkestHour did nothing to stop the catastrophe]], and one even went as far as to make it play out in the most tragic way possible. [[spoiler: He went out overjoyed to be changing into a new body.]]
* IconicOutfit: Bowler hats, to the point that it is nearly a symbol of the show.
* TookALevelInJerkass / TookALevelInKindness: After his awful final encounter with the Snarling Lions, he "[[AchillesInHisTent took a leave of absence]]" for a while, donned darker clothes, and became a bit allergic to social interaction. But he grew out of it, save a few [[BerserkButton chronic fits of anger]] whenever his lost companions were [[MyGreatestFailure brought up]] [[RunningGag in conversation]].

!!The Twelfth Inspector
The twelfth incarnation of the Inspector was played by ██████████.[[note]]Since everyone has their own idea of who would be perfect as the Inspector, the casting is explicitly left open to tropers to imagine whomever they wish.[[/note]]
* BrokenBase
* TheFaceless
* TheGenericGuy
* MultipleChoicePast
* NiceHat
* TheShadowKnows
* ShroudedInMyth
* ShrugOfGod
* TheUnreveal

!!The Thirteenth Inspector
The current incarnation of the Inspector is played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
* FemaleMisogynist: Upon seeing her face for the first time, the Inspector scowled in contempt.
--> '''Inspector:''' Oh, terrible!
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: As far as the new series goes.


[[folder:Classic Associates]]
!!!Susannah Overseer (First Inspector)
->Played by Honor Blackman in the series and Maureen O'Brien in the radio plays
* AsYouKnow: She and the Inspector's dialogue suffered from this.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: She is presented as secretly being the Inspector's superior or at least auditor in some fashion, hence her "real" name.
* FrenchMaid: Initially introduced as the Inspector's maid in an attempt to explain [[InnocentCohabitation why a young(er) girl like her is living with him]]. Not actually French, though. And see directly above.
* PutOnABus: She was written off the show when it was realized her character simply wasn't working; both the actress and producers have said the split was as amiable as possible under the circumstances.
** TheBusCameBack: Did a cameo in the final episode for the Second Inspector, appearing as an unwilling witness in his trial.
!!!Irma Rong and Bart Gilbert (First Inspector)
->Played by Joan Plowright and Creator/JeremyBrett
* TheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler: They leave the Inspector to explore the future in a captured Blorgon space-time machine.]]
* BelligerentSexualTension: See below.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Irma, particularly, if pushed too far.
* ConstantlyCurious: One of the reasons they went traveling with the Inspector when offered the chance.
* CoolTeacher: While they left their formal teaching careers behind, both of them still had their moments.
* JumpedAtTheCall
* MoralityPet: To the Inspector, to a degree, helping keep his inflexibility towards law-breakers from becoming too harsh.
* SlapSlapKiss - VitriolicBestBuds: Their relationship falls somewhere in this spectrum. Towards the end of their run, [[spoiler: it started shading more into SickeninglySweethearts, and they get married in their final episode.]]
* TheWatson: They served as excellent ones for the Inspector; it's nearly universally agreed that their replacing Susannah as the Inspector's Associates drastically improved the show and launched it into the phenomenon it became.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: They quickly find they no longer fit in with 20th Century Earth.
!!!Layla (First Inspector)
->Played by Bernadette O'Farrell
* TheFutureIsShocking: Layla found it difficult to reconcile her CodeOfHonour with modern concepts of law and order.
* HeroicSacrifice: Halfway through "The Blorgon's Cunning Scheme".
* JeanneDArchetype: Although in this case, she's an ''English'' LadyOfWar from the [[DarkAgeEurope Dark Ages]].
* PhoneCallFromTheDead: Made a fleeting cameo in the 30th anniversary special and revealed that she was doing fine in Heaven, as a reward for her honourable life in the living world. She arranged for a psychic projection to communicate with the Inspector. Layla had been observing him from above and noticed he was surprisingly inactive for the past few years and seemed to be losing his touch (a nod to the show's cancellation), so she thought she'd check up on him. Fans can't seem to make up their minds whether they loved or hated this scene, but it served as the turning point for the Seventh Inspector into a more interesting and rather mysterious character. And it was O'Farrell's final performance as Layla before passing away in 1999.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: The first Associate to show how AnyoneCanDie in the programme. And also the first one to show there really is an afterlife, as opposed to that Ripoff's gloom and doom imagery of a nothingness.
!!!Officer Tara Parradyce (First Inspector)
->Played by Suzan Farmer
* ActionGirl: At the beginning of epic twelve-episode serial "The Blorgon's Cunning Scheme", she introduces herself as a SpacePolice agent.
* CombatPragmatist: Tara uses [[ImprovisedWeapon improvised weapons]] and [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty various dirty tricks]] over the course of her appearance.
** After Layla sees Tara zap a Blorgon InTheBack.
-->'''Layla''': You fight without honour!\\
'''Tara''': I fight with a ''RayGun''.
* [[spoiler: DarkActionGirl]]: What she turns into over the course of "The Blorgon's Cunning Scheme".
* FutureSpandex: Epitomized by her SpaceClothes version of the SpyCatsuit.
* [[spoiler: ZeroApprovalGambit]]: What turns out to have been her plan all along at the end of "The Blorgon's Cunning Scheme" (hence her ultimate unsuitability as a continuing Associate).
!!!Nicola "Coco" Coates (First Inspector)
->Played by Anna Quayle
* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Famously invoked with her Chicagoese accent and then [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent revoked]] by BTV following audience complaints her character was impossible to understand.
* CuteAndPsycho: Heavily implied this [[TheDitz kooky bohemian]] in a DangerouslyShortSkirt is related to [[TheFlapper the flapper]]-[[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster gun moll]] the Inspector encountered decades earlier in "[[TheRoaringTwenties The St. Valentine's Day Massacre]]".
* PluckyGirl: Ready to stand up anyone and anything, from the {{outlaw}} [[TheGunslinger gunslinger]] UsefulNotes/FrankJames to the [[KillerRobot M7 Peacemaker automata]].
* PutOnABus: Literally. She and the Inspector tearfully part company at [[UsefulNotes/NationalRail Victoria Coach Station]] at the beginning of "The Opium Dealers".
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Quayle had requested her character's departure in "The Peacemakers" at the end of Season 3 when she learned that Leslie French would be leaving (and the imposing Christopher Lee would be his replacement), but producers convinced her to come back at the beginning of Season 4 so her character could receive a proper farewell.
!!!Peter/Petula (First and Second Inspectors)
!!!Aiden (Second Inspector)
->Played by Hamish Wilson
* BigDamnKiss: He shared a kiss with Joey in his final story.
* BroodingGuyGentleGirl: The Brooding Guy to Joey's Gentle Girl. Joey balanced out his warlike tendencies with pacifism and mercy.
* CoolSword: Never seen without his high-tech claymore.
* HappilyMarried: He married Joey in the end.
* MasterSwordsman: See above.
* NoodleIncident: Born in [[{{Oireland}} Scotland]] of the far-distant future; most of what little the audience learns about that place and time came from the comments he would occasionally drop. ("Course I know what an elephant is. The wretched beasts came blundering around every time they opened the Sgian-dubh Gate.")
* OneSteveLimit: Avoided; the Inspector later had another, entirely unrelated, Associate named Aiden.
* OneTrueLove: It was pretty clear from the beginning that he and Joey were made for each other. The Susannah love triangle only serves to tell the audience that Joey is his destined wife.
* WarriorPoet: Along with his swordsmanship, he was well-educated and capable of turning a pleasant phrase on occasion.
!!!Regina Ayrefield (Second Inspector)
->Played by Susan Hampshire
* CatchPhrase: Although Regina is nobody's ScreamingWoman, she would loudly exclaim "How quite extraordinary!" when encountering the aforementioned MonsterOfTheWeek.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Not even the novels of her beloved [[Creator/HGWells Herbert Wells]] could prepare her for travelling with the Inspector.
* SilkHidingSteel: While the Edwardian Suffragette received a [[ProperLady proper upper-class upbringing]], she is eminently capable of defending herself against the MonsterOfTheWeek.
* WideEyedIdealist: Unfortunately, the future [[TheFutureIsShocking does not hold up]] to her rather utopian ideals, so at the end of "Rage of the Depths", she decides to return to her own era to improve things there.
!!!Constable Rosamund (WPC Rosamund Murray of Exo-Pol) (Second Inspector)
->Played by Anna Massey
* MarriedToTheJob: Aiden's attempts to flirt with her while she's assisting with the investigation in "The Underground of Doom" receive only silence.
* TheSilentBob: Although she has only three lines ("How d'you, Inspector.", "Look out, Inspector!", and "Good-bye, Inspector"), Massey's reactions to the Inspector and the Superintendent did more with a blink, an eye-roll, and a raised eyebrow than volumes of dialogue.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To Susannah Overseer, to a certain extent for a human.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Her stoically stepping up for a SuicideMission against the Magma Men planning a volcanic eruption at the Piccadilly Circus station is a TearJerker.
!!!Joey Eliot
->Played by Suzanna Leigh
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Averted. It seems like Aiden doesn't have any feelings toward her while she is smitten with him. However, Aiden is actually so bashful about it he dupes himself into thinking he isn't, and then Joey's breakdown triggers a LoveConfession ''and'' a marriage confession all in the same breath to snap her out of it.
* AnnoyingLaugh: That giggle...
* BadassUnintentional: Lived a relatively normal life until the Inspector popped in to offer her the opportunity to unravel the mysteries of the universe and save planets.
* BeYourself: The moral of her story. Idealism is what made Aiden fall in love with her, and he wanted to be with her over Regina and gave up because he thought she was too good for him. Joey then melts into a mess of tears and admits she practically adores Aiden and is so happy he wants to be with her.
* BigDamnKiss: Smooched Aiden in her departure episode... Then again... and again... and again...
* BroodingGuyGentleGirl: The Gentle Girl to Aiden's Brooding Guy to Joey's Gentle Girl. Whereas Joey was likely to solve a problem with violence, Joey would approach with brains.
* BrokenTears: Her final episode, where she tells the Inspector that it isn't fair she has to say goodbye to him like so, because she has no one left to believe in. The Inspector then hugs her and tells her she does matter in the grand scheme of things and will not be forgotten. Because it turns out the Inspector has been a ShipperOnDeck...
* TheGlomp: She hugs ''everybody'' she meets. Even the Blorgons.
* HairOfGoldHeartofGold: Probably the kindest of all the Inspector's associates.
* HappilyMarried: The very last scene of her character shows her getting married to Aiden.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Secretly, and you might miss it at first, but she gives a very sweet and syrupy glance to Aiden the first time she lays eyes on him.
* MsFanservice: Known for her costume's plunging necklines.
* TearsOfJoy: When she discovers that Aiden wants to marry her and loves her for the idealist she was all along.
* TookALevelInCynic: Her final season, at first. She feels like her faith in all things is dead and is inching towards an emotional breakdown. Utterly defied in her final episode, where she bounces back to her original characterization when she is made to depart the Booth with Aiden... to get married.
* TryingNotToCry: From the moment she sees Susannah die up to her last story, Joey tries to hide her sorrow, until she is forced to leave the Booth unwillingly, causing her to get intensely angry at the Inspector, and the Inspector recognizes what's really going on. He invites her anger even more until it finally gives way to her real feelings of hurt and sadness and she collapses into tears, sobbing horrifically while being held by both the Inspector and Aiden.
* UnfazedEveryman: Becomes this after a few adventures. Later subverted when we learn she's actually in a VERY deep AngstComa on the inside, ever since she witnessed Susannah getting killed, and needed to cry it out.
* WideEyedIdealist: At first, but she grew out of it pretty fast. Subverted and reconstructed in the end when the Inspector rebuilds her confidence in what is widely regarded as the best companion departure of the entire series.
!!!Elisabeth "Bess" Wilde, M.D. (Third Inspector)
->Played by Virginia Maskell
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: While the Third Inspector's post-metamorphosis hypochondria could be exasperating, Dr. Wilde's bedside manner was pretty frosty in general.
* BulletproofFashionPlate
* InformedAbility: Although the Inspector often talks up Bess's preeminence as a physician back in 20th-century Oxford, she [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything never offers a medical opinion]].
* TheStoic
* ThouShaltNotKill: With her adherance to the Hippocratic Oath, Bess is an ActualPacifist compared to the Inspector's [[TechnicalPacifist technical one]].
** This was used as the rationale for [[PutOnABus her departure]] between seasons seven and eight.
!!!Yosif (Third Inspector)
->Played by Lucy Fleming
* ACupAngst: Only mentioned briefly, but the time she was teased about it by Markus Rogen was one of the few occasions she was genuinely hurt.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She once ''bitchslapped'' a woman until she ''cried'' for calling her a "brain-dead kid", screaming "[[TheyCallMeMisterTibbs MY NAME IS YOSIF]], AND IF YOU DARE TO CALL ME THAT AGAIN, I'LL MAKE SURE '''YOU''' GO BRAIN-DEAD!". A magnificent moment of female empowerment in the classic series that was rare for its day. Made as an answer to a scene from that Ripoff where a similar character was called a "stupid child" and did nothing to defend herself, which the writer of the episode (a woman of her generation) said was like "telling all young women our age we are brainless bimboes who should have no voice and just take the insults." Later repeated with her exit story when she met her love topped this scene when a ''very'' sexist character made her angry enough to ''pistol-whip him''. It was LoveAtFirstPunch.
* BrilliantButLazy: With the Third Inspector displaying similar tendencies, their run of the show was once described as "One enormous tea-break punctuated by the occasional exploding planet."
* SamusIsAGirl
* WholesomeCrossdresser
!!!Markus Rogen (Third Inspector)
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
!!!Superintendent Irvine Leith, London Branch, Exo-Pol (Third and Fourth Inspectors)
->Played by Norman Bird
* CatchPhrase: "Blighter with the gills. Ten shots steady."
* [[{{DaChief}} The Superintendent]]: TropeNamer
* DeadpanSnarker
* MarriedToTheJob
* OldFashionedCopper
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: At least at first.
* [[ImmuneToBullets Insusceptible to Handcuffs]]: The bane of his career.
!!!Mary Sue Brown (Third and Fourth Inspectors)
->Played by Susannah York
* {{AnythingThatMoves}}/{{BiTheWay}}: Part of the reason her spin-off is considered DarkerAndEdgier than its parent show.
* AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Went to Heaven for all eternity, despite all the no-no's she did in her mortal life. It was her last act that redeemed her—giving up all mortal pleasures in a selfless act to save the man (and occasionally woman) she loved the most.
* ActorExistenceFailure: What ended her live-action highly rated spin-off, ''[[SpinOff/InspectorSpacetime The Mary Sue Predicaments]]''. Writers just stopped producing ''any'' form of story with her in it, until one called them out and said the character needed a proper wrap-up story, which led to discussions for the animated continuation.
* DeathByAdaptation: An animated continuation of her series was produced with an actor masterfully impersonating her voice, continuing the fifth season where it left off and tacking a final sixth season onto the show, including a Halloween special. In the GrandFinale, "Adieu, Our Mary Sue", Mary Sue united with every incarnation of the Inspector that will ever exist and performed the ultimate Heroic Sacrifice- sacrificing her time left on Earth to save ''all'' of them, giving perhaps the most well-known classic associate the greatest closure, but also the most bittersweet.
* DiedHappilyEverAfter: Mary Sue was reunited with her Aunt Matilda and parents in Heaven, and her ForgottenFallenFriend, who immediately proposed to her. Mary Sue realized she had been trying to replace the memory of her old friend with the Inspector and fell in love with him due to his resemblance of the boy she once loved.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: In a way, her final sacrifice, the ultimate sacrifice, fittingly ensured her everlasting happiness.
* FamousLastWords: "This tale will go on forever and ever. And I shall be reading... always. I love you. Every single one of you. Good-bye."
* HeroicSacrifice: The Prankster, her ArchEnemy, tricked Mary Sue into calling on the Inspector for help. He was subsequently lured into a time trap and the Prankster began to dissolve the Inspector's timeline, which, in turn, began to destabilize his corporeal form. Even though the Inspector was saved from the trap, his timeline was severely compromised and he would vanish within moments. In that instant Mary Sue gave up hers to fill in the gaps and used the time trap device to transfer her timeline into his like filling the cracks in the pavement. As a result, she could no longer exist within the mortal realm and had to pass on to Heaven. However, she fulfilled a prophecy that the Prankster had been fighting.
* IntrepidReporter: A talented photojournalist who took her skills as a celebrity tabloid reporter to fighting monsters.
* MyGreatestFailure: An episode with the Prankster reveals that Mary Sue once failed to save her childhood sweetheart from a burning building. She makes a deal with him that causes the man to come back to life. The Prankster later tries a similar tactic by altering time so that he lives to be middle age so Mary Sue can get married to him, but he's forced to sacrifice himself again to prevent the Prankster from subsequently altering time [[TakeOverTheWorld to become ruler of the world.]]
* NoManOfWomanBorn: The Prankster targeted her because it was said one day he would meet his end at a being who existed outside the normal laws of time.
** ProphecyTwist: It turns out the person the prophecy really meant was ''the Inspector'', because once Mary Sue intercessed and filled in his timeline, the Inspector became "the Compound" of lore. The Prankster exists by stealing timelines and twisting them around, because it is easy to rip them apart, but as the Bible says, a twofold chain is stronger. The Inspector's twofold timeline was so resilient he became [[TooSpicyForYogSogoth too powerful for the Prankster to consume]], and it caused the Prankster [[PhlebotinumOverload to be torn apart and destroyed]], and in Heaven, Mary Sue met Michael the Archangel who told her that the Prankster's soul had been sent right into the belly of Hell for judgement, from whence he would never return, and as a reward for saving creation from the wicked wretch for all time, she was granted passage into Heaven.
* {{Symbolism}}: Of the religious manner. Mary Sue intercessing her timeline was like intercessing for the Inspector's sins, and thus she was intercessed for.
!!!DI Gary Mulligan (Fourth Inspector)
->Played by Lewis Collins
* IWasQuiteAFashionVictim: Collins had to live down this character's [[OldShame extra-loud wardrobe]].
* OddCouple: He's a CowboyCop from the [[{{Eagleland}} U.S. of A.]], he's an earthbound alien detective--TheyFightCrime!
* TheSeventies: Gary wore his sideburns long, his ties wide, his trousers flared, and his polyester suits in earth tones. [[JiveTurkey Can you dig it?]]
* TheyKnewTheRisks: His epitaph on [[TakingYouWithMe his mutually fatal fight]] with his [[RobotMe mechanical duplicate]] in "The Robot Revolution", capping his TragicBromance with the Inspector.
!!!Reena (Fourth Inspector)
->Played by Imogen Hassall
* ActionGirl: With an affinity for whips.
* [[spoiler: [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]]]: Possibly. [[spoiler: The last the viewer sees of her, she's just been literally stabbed in the back; whether she actually died from the wound has never been explicitly revealed in-show.]]
* JunglePrincess: Literally. In her final episode [[spoiler: she was crowned Queen of Barbartron IV]] following [[spoiler: her father's HeroicSacrifice.]]
* MsFanservice: Her whole planet is example of this. Except for [[FanDisservice her father]].
* NervesOfSteel: Though she also sometimes had problems with HairTriggerTemper.
!!! FE-Line (Fourth Inspector)
* TheDandy: Surprisingly relevant; the show made something of a RunningGag of her not wanting to have her exterior scuffed or marred.
* DoAnythingRobot
* FemaleFelineMaleMutt
* NonHumanSideKick: A robot cat.
* PunnyName: It's actually pronounced "Iron-line".
* RobotBuddy
* ThatPoorCat: Another RunningGag was her being invariably hit by ''anything'' that gets thrown.
!!!Infinity Knight Lunda (Fourth Inspector)
->Played by Cassie [=McFarlane=], Josette Simon, and Grace Jones
* InsistentTerminology: Lunda was an Infinity ''Knight'', ''not'' an "Infinity Dame."
* KnightTemplar: Willing to do whatever it took, including (see below) dying a couple of times, finally [[spoiler: taking the Bolt in Space on a one-way trip ''out'' of Space, into another dimension, to keep it away from the Orange Warden forever.]]
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: A rare in-universe example: She metamorphosed twice while on the show (''everybody'' kept dying around the Fourth Inspector...); and, very much unlike the Inspector's various incarnations, all three times was played by similar-looking actresses who portrayed the role in much the same manner. This provoked both a million fan-theories about male/female Infinity Knight biology ''and'' many complaints of UnfortunateImplications, especially since along with being tall and thin, all three actresses were [[BlackDudeDiesFirst black]].
!!!Veneziana (Fourth and Fifth Inspectors)
->Played by Pauline Quirke
* ActionGirl / FauxActionGirl: Drifts back and forth between these two. She ''is'' good with a lasso, but she's not quite as tough as she looks or pretends.
* AmericansAreCowboys: Or at least their 24th century descendants are. Always wears a bushranger hat and carries a lasso. She did eventually ditch the spurs.
* NiceHat: Never seen without it.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Considering the accent they came up with for the character to sport, it's surprising this didn't happen more often.
* OverlyLongName: So long the viewer never even hears all of it: "Veneziana Lopez Kelly Gab... Heck, mates, just call me Veneziana."
* RunningGag: Afraid of horses, and so constantly has to deal with them.
-->"Someday, we're gonna crack open the door to that X7 and there's gonna be a goldurn ''horse'' crammed inside."
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have to Be Horses?]]
!!!Thorough Visor (Fourth and Fifth Inspectors)
->Played by Hugh Laurie
* [[RecycledInSpace Bertie Wooster IN SPACE!]]: Though Laurie didn't ''officially'' [[Series/JeevesAndWooster play Bertie]] until after his stint on IS.
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* FanService: wore very short shorts.
* HiddenDepths
* HumanAllAlong: It seems at first he's an alien, but it's eventually revealed that he's [[spoiler: a 20th-century human from a very eccentric family.]]
* NiceGuy
!!!Nymeria of Planet Kraken V (Fifth Inspector)
->Played by Karen Dotrice
* InsistentTerminology: She is a "Krakenite", not a "Human".
* TheMedic
* TheOjou
* PstandardPsychicPstance
* PsychicPowers
* PsychicStrangle: Very much to her horror, she learns she can do this.
* SpoiledSweet: Due to her aristocratic background.
* LadyOfWar: Thanks to CharacterDevelopment
!!!Mimmek (Fifth Inspector)
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* CowardlySidekick: Mimmek quickly became such a NervousWreck while adventuring with the Inspector that he retreated to the Booth at the end of "The Slumbering" (and according to WordOfGod has never emerged).
* PunnyName: Averted. Preliminary SpecialEffectsFailure required his extraterrestrial ability to be hastily rewritten from mimicry to invisibility.
!!!Jeffrey (Sixth Inspector)
->Played by Creator/RikMayall
* ButtMonkey: His (mis)adventures with the Sixth Inspector were supposed to elicit the audience's [[TheWoobie sympathy for him]], but by the end of his run, viewers tuned in [[ComedicSociopathy just to see the latest awful development]] to be visited on the [[TheChewToy horrid teen]].
* PrettyBoy: Producers had counted on Mayall's good looks to ensure his character's popularity.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Mayall's attempt to play Jeffrey as an ordinary American [[DawsonCasting teenager]] resulted in his pronunciation vacillating between [[{{Joisey}} New Jersey]] and [[FlyoverCountry the entire Midwest]].
* StupidSacrifice: At least Jeffrey's tragic death saved him from the fans' extreme hatred of him, although it was of questionably necessity.
!!!Benjamin (Sixth Inspector)
->Played by Creator/JimmySavile
* BleachedUnderpants: In order for the show to move forward, it had to disown the one short made with Benjamin and start fresh with an amended next season.
* ForgottenFallenFriend: Seriously, who ever remembers Benjamin?
* HandWave: At the start of the revised season, the Inspector makes a line referring to Benjamin's fate without referring to him by name (for legal reasons, as per agreement of the lawyers who reached a settlement deal on the show).
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: He was introduced in a short episode that was going to lead into the season that got put on hiatus. The actor who played Benjamin was revealed to be a very sick man whose character on the show ''reeked'' of perverted overtones and the episode was swiftly RetConned and pulled from circulation, with the master tapes burnt and a lone copy surviving for police evidence that eventually got released in a documentary.
* PutOnABusToHell: Savile's character was given this in spades through one amusingly over-the-top line by the Inspector.
-->'''Sixth Inspector:''' I once met a chap on an adventure involving a child. He seemed like a good companion. Then he kidnapped the child. I would go on to learn that was only the tip of the iceberg. You see, he had kidnapped countless children across the universe and made them play absolutely revolting games- nay, personal violations- of the most putrescent manner. Things which I cannot repeat. Things so vile it actually caused even the worst of my worst enemies to come to my aid to stop him. When we brought him down I was so appalled by him that I realized I was at a loss on how to punish him. I let the Blorgons have first crack at him, then Vosrda, then the Circuit Chaps, then the Rostatraans, and finally, the Sergeant. [[EnemyMine We all agreed he was the most evil being in the history of time and put them all to shame, so they got rid of the competition]]. After all of them had veritably gang-banged him, they tossed him into double-ended singularity where the Blue and Orange Wardens would ping-pong his sorry arse back and forth across the dimensions for all of eternity. I tried to save him, but he was irredeemably evil. ''Nothing'' will fix him. Not even Mary Whitehouse.
-->'''Jeffery:''' Who's that, Inspector?
-->'''Sixth Inspector:''' [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall The person who hated my fourth incarnation so much that she tore down my masculinity until I had no chose but to metamorphosize into a woman]] for number five. But now I'm back to my male self again.
-->'''Jeffery:''' You sure about that?
-->'''Sixth Inspector:''' I beg your pardon?
-->'''Jeffery:''' Number six looks like he's still got a strong taste for me-
-->'''Sixth Inspector:''' [[TakeThatScrappy SHUT UP, JEFFERY.]] [[note]]A writer decided to [[ThrowItIn throw that in]] at Chapman's request to counter all his detractors bashing his homosexuality.[[/note]]
* RetGone: Benjamin was deleted from the ''InspectorSpacetime'' universe due to his actor's unscrupulous behaviour forever staining the character.
* TheUnfavorite: Benjamin's existence is the reason why ''Inspector Spacetime'' went on hiatus, as the resulting fallout from the Jimmy Savile scandal resulted in an entire season having to be shelved and reworked and the show going off the air due to the criminal investigation involving every major actor on the show. He also caused the person who cast him to be fired, who was accused of colluding with Savile to write more children into his stories and enable his dirty behavior, resulting an inquisition by the executives overhead and a mass exodus of writers, directors, and staff in general who didn't want to be involved with the resulting fallout. Ultimately, the show had to acquire many new writers who were total unknowns and gamble with the prospects of their stories being bad. The matter nearly ruined the network because a court suit came up and the settlement almost bankrupted it, with a last-minute agreement to settle the matter out of court saving the whole thing from complete financial ruin and cracking the foundations of the classic series very deep. Fortunately, the lemons turned into lemonade when the replacements on staff hit the audience with totally bizarre way out of left field stories that were so unusual the audiences praised them for their surrealism and introspective looks on reality, comparing them to anthology shows like ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', ''Series/{{The Outer Limits|1963}}'', and the works of Creator/AlfredHitchcock.
!!!Theodora "Dynamo" [=McRae=] (Seventh Inspector)
->Played by Creator/TraceyUllman
* ActionGirl: Attacked a Blorgon with a hockey stick. ''Yeah''.
* DodgyToupee: A technical example, at least, as you can see by looking at her picture there.
* FamousLastWords: "Couldn't forget you for the world, Copper. See you in the next one."
* HormoneAddledTeenager
* MoreDakka: Her answer to most problems.
* SoapOperaDisease: The Inspector learns she will suffer Alzheimer's disease later in her life, which will eventually claim her life. He was tempted to cure her, but then finds out her demise will inspire her descendants toward a breakthrough cure for many human memory illnesses which will not come to pass if Dynamo's future is changed. His foreknowledge of this prompted him into goading Dynamo off the Booth to start a life on Earth before she got too old to enjoy one.
* StrawFeminist: Thanks to the era's lackluster scripts, she sometimes edged into this territory.
* StuffBlowingUp: Would compulsively leave dynamite in buildings to have this affect. Joined up with the Inspector after almost doing as much to the X7.
* TVTeen: Dynamo's just a typical [[DawsonCasting teenager]]. [[SarcasmMode Yeah]].
** Turned into a TakeThatCritics with her appearance in the TV Movie, in which she plays the character under old-age makeup.
!!!Charity Galloway (Eighth Inspector)
->Played by Anne Hathaway
* CloudCuckooLander
* ItRunsInTheFamily: In as much as the [[CloudCuckooLander slightly spaced-out Charity]] claims she's the Eighth Inspector's niece.
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!!!Fitzwilliam Fort (Eighth Inspector)
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: "Fitzwilliam Fort, fearless finder of freakish phenomena."
* AmateurSleuth
* BadassLongcoat
* CelibateHero: As he puts it, "I've got plenty of problems, but a dame ain't one."
* HardboiledDetective: He acts like one, but he's eventually forced to admit he's not a real private investigator and never was.
* NiceHat: A fedora. At least, he thinks it's nice, despite people telling him it's cliche and a bit naff.
* PrivateEyeMonologue: The books he narrates are written in this style. He has a bad habit of narrating aloud to himself as well.
* TalksLikeASimile
* {{Theremin}}: He plays one in the books, but ironically, it never comes up in the audio plays.
!!!Georgina "George" Liddell (Eighth Inspector)
* BreakTheCutie: She starts out sweet and naive, but she gets her best friend fired from his job on her first day and things just go downhill from there, until she's trapped in the mind-bending [[EldritchLocation Peculiar Dimension]], neck-deep in evil cattle, fending off Infinity Knights who want to kill her for being a walking paradox with one hand and [[BodyHorror disgustingly fused]] to the Inspector by the other.
* MacGuffinSuperPerson: A few {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s have attempted to take advantage of her nature as a walking StableTimeLoop to achieve their ends, such as altering causality to make fit impossible to go back in time and do something as icky as becoming your own aunt.
* MindScrew: How she became her own aunt.
* [[MyOwnGrampa My Own Aunt]]: Leading to all sorts of drama with the Infinity Knights, who think it's kind of weird and gross.
* TemporalParadox: Went back in time and accidentally became her own aunt.
!!!Mmm'Fash't'ஐ'lan'zac (Eighth Inspector)
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler:Eventually revealed to have murdered an entire ''dimension''. But it was just the Peculiar Dimension, with no space, only time, and no one liked it anyway.]]
* CoconutSuperpowers: A shapeshifter who prefers the form of a parrot, which is probably the reason he's restricted to audio plays. Subject to a lot of LeaningOnTheFourthWall, wherein he uses his powers to become invisible and asks the Inspector to check whether he can see him; the Inspector replies in a pointed tone, "I'm pretty sure ''nobody'' can see you."
* MagicPants: Averted; probably the other reason he's audio-only.
* MyNaymeIs: It's pronounced "Chris".
* PunctuationShaker
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
!!!Jimmy [=McSporran=] (Eighth Inspector}
* ExpandedUniverse: Fort, [=McSporran=], Liddell, and Mmm'Fash't'ஐ'lan'zac have never appeared on the actual show but have proved popular in various radio dramas and novels.

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!!!Rory Williams (Ninth Inspector)
->Played by Arthur Darvill
* AncientGrome: In regards to the [[Series/DoctorWho ''other'']] show. He spent a brief stretch of time posing as a Greek Demi-God in on the show; the other one tried to play homage to this but got the nationality wrong, making him Roman.
* CombatMedic
* ChasteHero: Has '''zero''' intention of being tied down with anyone, because a part of his inner subconscious is telling him that he's already spoken for. Naturally, he speaks his mind without being criticised by a doting girlfriend.
* HandWave: His appearance in two separate shows is explained away due to a paradox that was created when reality began to fall apart in that other show, and he ended up falling through a crack into the IS universe, memories wiped clean. Later, it happened ''again'' and the reverse occurred- back to the other show, this time as an [[spoiler:ancient robot]].
* {{Immortality}}: The story of his inability to die needs no repeating here. [[spoiler:Mainly because he's been turned into a robot.]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: At the end of his tenure, he lost his memories. The actor, however, was not ready to give up the role and continued it on that ''other'' show, hoping to improve upon its quality.
* [[spoiler:RoboticReveal]]: [[spoiler:Learns he was turned into a machine by a race of aliens similar to the Clothons, alerting him that he's from an entirely different dimension.]]
!!!Lily Taylor (Ninth and Tenth Inspector)
-> ''"These past eighteen years of my life, everything changed. Always changing, always too fast. Until the moment I met a man called the Inspector…"''
->Played by Hannah Spearritt
* [[spoiler:AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Her ultimate choice. After her brief time as the Good Lamb, in which she personally saves countless billions of lives from the Blorgons, the Immortals offer Lily a seat in their [[FantasyPantheon pantheon]]. Lily spends her remaining time on the show debating this, before ultimately choosing to accept her destiny as the Good Lamb and ascending to watch over the universe with the Immortals.]]
-->''"Remain safe, Inspector. Whisked from the clutches of the true devil."''
* AudienceSurrogate
* BareYourMidriff: In a metallic silver tanktop.
* TheBusCameBack: In Series 4, on multiple occasions.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Part of her reasons for leaving Minnie: She felt she wasn't good enough for her. Minnie did not take it well- she headbutted Lily in outrage, but later apologised.
* LipstickLesbian: Although she was hinted to be bisexual.
* MsFanservice

!!!Minnie Smythe (Ninth and Tenth Inspectors)
-> ''"I'd tell you about the time I rescued the planet with a tiny purple school bus, but then someone's bound to jeer, 'Ooh, Minnie finally got on the short bus, where she belongs!' And I'd have to beat the knickers off their sorry little [[CurseCutShort boll-]] [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny wait, what was I mad about again..?]]"''
-> Played By Natalia Tena
* AffectionateNickname: "Minnie the Genius" by the Inspector.
* AlwaysSecondBest: She is always being compared to Lily by the Inspector. That is, until Lily headbutted him in anger and began CallingTheOldManOut in a ''glorious'' [[RantInducingSlight rant after her most expensive pair of shoes she owned got melted due to his antics.]]
* AscendedExtra: Originally only appeared in the episode "Lily" as the girlfriend that Lily leaves behind but was eventually picked up as an Associate by the Tenth Inspector.
* AskAStupidQuestion: Minnie despises them.
--> '''Tenth Inspector:''' Look at you- hair twice as long, and shoes all gone. Did you alter your appearance this way because you love Joanna?
--> '''Minnie:''' What, did you think I grew out my hair and stopped wearing shoes because I love dandruff and fuzzy bugs crawling beneath my feet? What about you?
--> '''Tenth Inspector:''' Well, you look happier without shoes, and I can't argue on the dandruff angle...
--> '''Minnie:''' I beg to differ! I'm barefootin' my merry way now because there's no point in wearing shoes if they always get ruined. Most of which were ruined by you, might I add! All the money I woulda blown on continuing to replace them goes to conditioning me hair, me new pride and joy! Jonna's thrilled with it, and so am I!
--> '''Tenth Inspector:''' [[BaldOfAwesome Mine's nothing worth looking at.]]
--> '''Minnie:''' What, d'you catch my dandruff after I sent it packing?
--> '''Tenth Inspector:''' Haven't you noticed this incarnation of me is '''''bald!?'''''
--> '''Minnie:''' Exactly. Your dandruff is so bad, it killed all your hair cells.
--> '''Tenth Inspector:''' Oh, ''very'' astute, ''Mindy.'' Bang your head on a couple dozen desks to come up with that gem?
--> '''Minnie:''' [[InsaneTrollLogic You are King of the Dandruff Empire. Crown him, cape him, and take him to his throne.]]
--> '''Tenth Inspector:''' [[SarcasmMode Minnie the Genius, everyone.]]
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Sometimes loses her train of thought. When she revealed she had headbutted herself against blunt objects for quite some time, her friends and lover feared that her spacing out was a result of brain damage. Nope- Minnie's just scatterbrained, as was revealed by a scan the Circuit Chaps tried to use on her mind when trying to convert her into their Circuit Director. It was this quality that allowed her to resist conversion and ultimately defeat them.
* BadassBoast: Two to a Rostatraan in her final appearance, after becoming known as one of the Barefoot Bounty Hunters with Joanna:
--> '''Minnie:''' "Hello. We're two women who want to play kickball with your head. And just to make sure you know we're serious, we're in our bare feet. ''(raises her right bare foot in the air, pointing to it and flexing her toes)'' Why? So we can enjoy the nice, squishy feeling of bits of your brain getting tenderised between our toes."
--> '''Minnie:''' "[[BrickJoke I finally found out what's makin' me mad]]! [[PreAssKickingOneLiner YOU]]!"
* BerserkButton: Don't mention cinnamon around her. She will begin headbutting everything in sight.
* CatchPhrase: Two:
** "[[CurseCutShort Boll]]- [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny wait, what was I mad about again?]]"
** "[[CloudCuckoolander Attacking the Moon!]]"
* CerebusRetcon: Her head-bashing gag was funny in her first season. Her second season turned it into an outright saddening FreudianExcuse. Minnie bashes her head into things because her late grandfather hit his head after falling off a malfunctioning stairlift and she guilts herself over being the one who bought it in the first place without knowing it was faulty, wondering what it must've felt like when he got killed. This is how she punishes herself for her failures.
* CloudCuckoolander:
** Got into a belching contest with a Glissadeen because she thought it insulted her.
** Once ''hijacked a special ed bus full of children'' because she needed it to save the world, rather than go find an empty one. No less than thirteen cops were called to arrest her. She spent the night in lock-up and cried herself to sleep. An insane asylum was called in to take her away, but luckily, it was the week of Christmas, and the coppers took mercy on her when the Inspector posed as her distant uncle with the Prophetic Parchment and gently explained with great expertise that she had been distraught following the "loss of a childbirth", so she kidnapped children to fill the void of being deprived her own.
** Gave up shoes because, "Me toes are too lonely in shoes. They want to come out and play! Why didn't I figure it out sooner? Here, play with 'em!" ''(wiggles them intrusively in Joanna's face and pinches her nose between her big and second toes; [[DistractedByTheSexy a confused Joanna gives her a saucy blush]])''
** Had a tickle fight with Joanna to celebrate their first big score as bounty hunters.
* CuddleBug: ''Adores'' TheGlomp. Perhaps a little too much for her own good. When she administered it to the incredibly girl-shy James Haggard, he got so flustered... [[{{Squick}} he threw up]]. On her new Mary Janes. Minnie had to be lulled to sleep with a Martian rock ballad to avoid going into a trademark headbutting fit.
* DeadpanSnarker: At times. Especially around the Inspector
--> '''Ninth Inspector:''' You'll have to forgive Minnie. She's a bit of a... spacey-out sorta person.
--> '''Minnie:''' Oh, pick on the spacey-out girl, eh, Inspector? You're one to talk. You practically ''live'' in space!
* DoesNotLikeShoes: She adopts Joanna's barefoot lifestyle, admitting that after traveling with the Inspector, running around all the time in filthy places, she's tired of cleaning the mud off her shoes and ruining so many pairs. Joanna playfully suggests that if she were a barefooter like her, she'd just get her feet dirty with a healthy layer of earth and wouldn't have to worry about soiled shoes anymore. Minnie actually accepts her proposition, tosses her most recently ruined shoes off a bridge, and they charge through a patch of mud with bare feet together.
* EpicFail: After defeating a Glissadeen with cinnamon, the one substance that makes them explode into goop because they're all deathly allergic to it, she broke a heel and slipped on its soupy entrails, falling face first into it with her mouth open. She '''freaked out''' and tried every trick in the book to cleanse her breath of its stink. Until finally, after much desperation and resulting insanity, Minnie began headbutting herself against things just to knock herself out cold so she wouldn't have to endure the bad taste it left in her mouth.
--> '''Johnnie Taylor:''' Minnie, it can't have tasted ''that'' bad!
--> '''Minnie:''' ''(sentences punctuated by Minnie slamming her forehead into a cabinet door)'' [[MadnessMantra Makeitstop(THUMP)makeitstop(THUMP)makeitstop(THUMP)MAKE(THUMP)IT(THUMP)STOOOOOPPP!!!]]
--> '''Johnnie:''' Oh, my God! Minnie! Why are you bashing your head into that cabinet?!
--> ''(Minnie suddenly and eerily calms down. Recoils back from cabinet, lowering firsts. Turns around with her eyes cheerily closed and gives Johnny a shitfaced grin)''
--> '''Minnie:''' [[TranquilFury ..W-Why?...Whyyyy?]]
--> ''(eyes bug out, expression twists into a huge snarl)''
--> '''Minnie:''' ''(literally foaming at the mouth)'' '''''[[AskAStupidQuestion WHY!?!]] IT TASTES LIKE RAW ONIONS SHAGGING BLOODY SKUNK ARSE!'''''
--> '''Johnnie:''' Minnie, stop it! Get a hold of yourself right now, before you really hurt yourself!
--> '''Minnie:''' I'LL TELL YOU ('''THUMP!''') WHEN I'VE ('''THUMP!''') HURT MESELF ('''THUMP!''') YOU STUPID BOLL-('''''KLAAANG!''''')
--> ''(Minnie misses the cabinet and smacks headfirst into a metal support beam; she turns her head around with a dazed expression on her face)''
--> '''Minnie:''' ''(dizzily)'' Waaaait... what was I mad about again...? ''(faints)''
* ExpositoryHairStyleChange: Grows it out to enormous proportions after becoming Joanna's girlfriend.
* MaliciousMisnaming: Sometimes called "Mindy" by the Ninth and Tenth Inspectors just to get her goat.
* NaiveEverygirl: At first.
* NiceShoes: Early-seasons Minnie was an avid shoe-lover, with many beautiful pairs of shoes to her name. One by one, they got wrecked, until she was literally down to makeshift cardboard moccasins. Once those were ruined, she quit trying to fight fate and decided to go shoeless. In her final appearance, however, the Tenth Inspector gifts her with all-purpose ''indestructible'' metamorphic shoes, which he created in one of his botched attempts to fix the Booth's camouflage.
-->'''Minnie:''' Joanna... we're gonna have to re-think our nickname as bounty hunters... 'cos Minnie the Shoe-Lover's back!
* NoIndoorVoice: When enraged.
* PairTheSpares: With Joanna.
* RunningGag: Minnie loved to shop for shoes. Every time she got caught up in one of the Inspector's adventures, they got trashed. Minnie would immediately direct the phrase below at [[PhraseCatcher the Inspector]]:
-->"Me shoes! You killed 'em! Ohh, you [[CurseCutShort boll]]- [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny wait, what was I mad about again?]]"
* TearsOfJoy: Normally not one to cry, her floodgates opened when she discovered an alternate universe version of her long-dead grampy. Minnie immediately glomped him and sobbed heavily into his chest.
* TheSmartGirl: After her CharacterDevelopment.
* TookALevelInBadass: Over the course of her travels with the Inspector. She faced the Circuit-Chaps single-handedly to save the Inspector and Joanna, for crying out loud! And then she becomes a bounty hunter with her wife.
* UseYourHead: Her signature quirk. Minnie headbutts things when frustrated or just plain pissed.
** Later revealed to be a habit that she developed subconsciously as a way of getting over the death of her grandfather, which she still blames herself for. Minnie would bash her head against things until she was too numb to feel regret.

!!!Captain James Haggard (Ninth and Tenth Inspectors)
->''"U-uhh... I'm... C-C-Captain.. J-James Hag-ggar-dd....(struggles to say something)... [[StealthHiBye Good-bye!]]"''
->Played by Jamie Bamber
* AllergicToLove: Often regrets being so. Richard Miles shunned him when he turned down a chance to be lovers (Then again, Miles is a raving alcoholic and a controversial character among parents who let children watch ''Peacemist''- he was designed as a example of a bad role model for a VerySpecialEpisode: an obvious PSA for anti-alcoholism). Once he overcomes his shyness, he patches things up with Richard again.
* ArmouredClosetGay
* CerebusRetcon: His shyness in romantic situations and closet gayness is initially PlayedForLaughs, but it's later revealed that it's been a major source of distress for him for as long as he can remember (which admittedly isn't long, due to his endlessly-mysterious amnesia).
* ChasteHero: He's embarrassed by or oblivious to to flirting or innuendo of any sort. It's eventually revealed that this is partially caused by the fact he's ashamed of his sexuality.
* ChivalrousPervert: Easily-flustered and sexually conservative, initially.
* ComingOutStory
* CryCute: Practically bawled his eyes out once he thought the Tenth Inspector was going to die.
* DoesNotLikeGuns: Hates shooting people, even though he's ImmuneToBullets. It's because he knows they can die, but he can't, and it would mean he'd have to live with the regret of cold-blooded murder.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Shown yanking a telescope from a perverted soldier as he stares at Lily Taylor's bottom.
* {{Gayngst}}: Went through deep emotional trauma due to his inability to accept his pansexuality.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Lily eventually gets fed up with his repeated insistence that he's straight and suggests that he prove it by kissing her.
-->"No, sorry, I -- not that you're not a pretty girl -- or I'm not straight, or anything -- oh, look, is that a Blorgon? Thank goodness!"
* LongLostRelative: His sister Violet. She has a heart of gold and is a CuddleBug who set up a simulator that would help her brother overcome his fear of romance. It malfunctioned and lasted for what seemed 5,000 years in his head ([[YearInsideHourOutside really two days in real time]]). Haggard still says was the best time of his life.
* NoodleIncident: Angered a Tibetan warrior princess by turning down her marriage proposal, which led to himself, the Inspector, and Lily bolting into the Booth chased by her ten thousand guards, narrowly avoiding the wrath of a hundred thousand arrows.
** UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Then the Booth was yanked from its flight path and brought to the events that got him killed and made the Inspector metamorphosize.
* TookALevelInKindness: Did so in a very heartwarming scene in the finale of ''Peacemist: Terra's Progeny'', where he had been given the choice to sacrifice his granddaughter Sally or let the 321 abduct all the elderly from the Earth. Until the Ninth Inspector (during his 222 year pilgrimage alone) answered his call for help and aided James in saving the day. Although Nine did not recognise his future companion, James told him they'd meet again someday and was grateful for the help in his darkest hour. When Sally cried at the way her grandpa had scared her, James also broke down crying, cradling his granddaughter in his arms and tearfully told her that no one would ever hurt her again. This act also convinced Ifan Johnson to finally marry him. He spent the following year on an extended honeymoon with his husband.
* TouchedByVorlons: Given the gift of immortality by the [[spoiler: Good Lamb's enveloping wool]].
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Almost entirely averted. Haggard's immortality is of the no-drawbacks kind, and he remains very cheerful about this aspect of his condition.

!!!Yorke (Tenth Inspector)
->Played by Creator/TomHardy
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: He is a Time Deviant, after all.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Pretends to be a loyal friend to the Inspector right up until he reveals his true nature.

!!!Mona Virtue (Tenth Inspector)
->Played by Creator/GemmaArterton
* BadassNormal: Her profession is a treasure seeker, though you wouldn't know it by looking at her. She simply hates desk jobs. Instead, she likes to adventure and write about it afterwards. When the Inspector turned up in her life, it was almost like a match made in Heaven.
* BigDamnKiss: Enjoyed a rather gratuitous one with Nick Palace, her on-and-off boyfriend.
* CatchPhrase: Commonly called the Inspector and other aliens "Time Dude"!
* DisappearedDad: Her dad, Norman Noble, a treasure hunter, was often away from the family as he searched for a legendary family heirloom buried by his ancestors. While in the Amazon, he discovered the heirloom... only to contract kalediomania, an unknown disease that was not fatal, but severely debilitating. Norman's skin developed a shingled appearance in multicolour that was constantly changing shape and leaving him in excruciating pain to the point where he needed constant sedation and could not lucidly participate in the lives of his wife or daughter aside from the occasional phone call or letter. He remained ill during her childhood and had to be hospitalised on and off for a long time for antibiotic treatment whilst doctors sought out a permanent cure. Mona lacked a strong authority figure in her life because of this, and became a timid, reserved person. Thanks to the medical expertise of Joanna and the Inspector, he was cured of his illness and resumed life with his family, happily retired. The medical bills were easily paid off once Norman cashed in the heirloom and the Virtues got a massive fortune in return. It is said that this story provided partial inspiration for the plot of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnoldTheJungleMovie''.
* FieryRedHead: Averted. One of the most quiet and demure associates on the show.
* GenkiGirl: By her final appearance, Mona has outgrown years of insecurity and is very outward and loving to her newlywed husband, Nick.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Painfully admits she feels alone because her father was never there to take care of her, and grew attached to the Inspector because he was the father figure she never knew. The Inspector, knowing it would be awful to leave Mona without her memories of him, indirectly introduces her to Nick Palace, a secret admirer that enjoyed reading about her exploits. What he didn't expect was how simple it was to get them to hook up.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The result of being blasted with metamorphic energy. It began scrambling her DNA and almost caused her to undergo a metamorphosis of her own, rolling back her middle-aged body to ten years younger. But since metamorphosis was a process engineered for Infinity Knights, humans obviously could not handle the same kind of experience, and she started to regress. Some of her impassiveness was undone as she was no longer feeling beaten down by her unsupported dad, and Mona's repressed side of her personality was brought out, making her very hyperactive to the point of nearly frying her mind. The Inspector forced the energy to leave her, which soothed her mind, but caused some level of memory loss. The Inspector decided to leave her behind so she could heal, and predicted she'd get her memories back in about a year's time. Her dad had a change of heart and began to nurse her back to good health.
* LoveConfession: Has a ''glorious'' one in her final appearance. She admits that Nick has been the only person to actually listen to her ever since Norman got sick, and kisses him for saving his life.
* MindRape: Some consider her eventual fate this. She got better in stages.
* MyBelovedSmother: Her mom, Shirley Virtue, adores her child and showers her in loads of affection... so much so that Mona gets annoyed and thinks she's overcompensating for Norman's coma.
* ShrinkingViolet: Grew quiet and impassive due to parental neglect from her father. Then the Inspector had a chat with him and fixed this.
* WhenSheSmiles: A smile so tender it made hearts melt.

!!!Joanna Martin (Tenth and Eleventh Inspectors)
->''"I've darted every which way across this Earth to help the sick. Into the beaches of Malibu, through the wilds of the Outback, and even the snowdrifts of Russia. And would you believe I [[MadeOfIron did it all]] [[DoesNotLikeShoes with bare]] [[EarthyBarefootCharacter feet]] and a smile on my face?"''
->Played by Georgia Taylor
* AffectionateNickname: "Joanna the Shoe-Stuffer", after her hatred toward shoes and socks.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited
* BiTheWay: After spending her entire tenure pining after the Inspector, she was suddenly revealed to be bi so she could be in a relationship with Minnie.
* BarefootLoon: Joanna is very free-spirited, silly, and barefooted. She is also secretly bisexual.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Spent most of her first episode running around in bare feet, annoying the Inspector by constantly introducing herself, complimenting his shirt, then going up behind him and repeating the process. Won the Inspector over by successfully arguing that taking the travel agency to Mars via the shuttle express that ran through Solar Meadows Sanatorium—while amusing—was in fact illegal and getting them all returned safely.
* ChekhovsSkill: Medicinal cures. Nick later seeks out Joanna to help synthesize a cure for Norman's kaleidomania. He discovered that the disease stemmed from microscopic parasites deemed kaleidoworms that had worked their way into his system and fed on his cells could only be cured with special immunologic nucleotide to resist them until they starved and dissolved in his system; because the DNA didn't have any virus protection, they had to conjure some. Norman needed to be cured because he knew the location of the fabled black-tipped starburst needed to defeat the Sergeant.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Her eyes turn green every time Lily is mentioned.
* ComingOutStory: She caught Minnie's bedroom eyes and suddenly found herself demonstrating a LuminescentBlush. It soon spiraled into a full-on romance.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: She '''''loathes''''' shoes to a legendary degree, rivaling [[Series/{{Firefly}} River]] [[Creator/SummerGlau Tam]]'s screen time spent in her bare feet.
** Grew up in the countryside and went barefoot in the grass all the time. It stuck with her for life.
** She immediately discarded them and ran around Solar Meadows Sanatorium in bare feet when she was informed they had a "no shoes" rule, even turning down a pair of booties that were allowed in their sanitation code because she liked the idea of romping across Astroturf. Forgot to go back for her shoes in the Sanatorium, forcing an annoyed Inspector to go fetch them, only to end up going back in time too far and hand them off to her in the past, creating a StableTimeLoop. She realized they were still in her knapsack after being so caught up the events of her first adventure with him. However, not long after putting them back on she tried to go barefoot again in the Inspector's Booth, but he curbed that habit. This didn't stop her from shoe-doffing, though.
** It becomes a RunningGag for Joanna to go without shoes at least OncePerEpisode- in the case of "Stare", the whole episode. She mentioned taking them off and leaving them in the Booth to tiptoe by Snarling Lions. When one Lion got a chance to pounce them, she and the Inspector were stranded in the future without the Booth, meaning she was stuck barefoot. She giggled to herself and whispered "Shoes are overrated". When the Inspector reminisces about his time in the Game Show Apocalypse, Joanna notes she once applied for ''Series/BigBrother'' "'Cos no one cares if you wear shoes or not in a house, myself included, and people have been evicted shoeless." Unfortunately, she was turned down with a cease-and-desist order towards future auditions because she had a criminal record for threatening to burn down a shoe store and the producers feared for the safety of the houseguests and the house itself.
** Joanna eventually decided to stop wearing shoes permanently after being forced to wear them for a year non-stop on the Moon and they wore out completely. It was symbolic of her growing annoyance with the Inspector, gifting him with her tired sneakers. Afterwards, she became a barefooter with Minnie. Until Minne re-adopted her love for shoes.
* EarthyBarefootCharacter: More often than not barefoot in Series 3, rarely wearing shoes or socks. Following "First of the Inspectors", Joanna is ''always'' barefoot. Often considered an unhealthy obsession and a trait that marks her as a weirdo. But then she explains it in an endearing discussion with Minnie that shows it's a meaningful choice. It's so effective that it caused Minnie, a girl who was the antithesis of barefoot, to actually hop on the barefoot bandwagon:
-->"You know how a normal person views a home? Four walls that surround them. Maybe a backyard, and that's it. The rest of the world is foreign to them. Not for me. I made it top priority to familiarise myself with the layout of this world. I made it feel like home no matter where I go. People forget every inch of the Earth is their home. I know for sure it is my home, so I treat it with respect. And one of the rules that I follow to do so is that I don't wear shoes or socks in my home. Because they disconnect me from it. I want to ''feel'' home. And since I never technically leave my home, I don't need them anywhere. So I shall romp around this huge home of mine in my bare feet. I let my toes mingle with floor, dancing loose and free to my heart's content.... However, I wore shoes and socks in the Booth and the rest of the universe because I thought they weren't my home. Places I don't actually live, just visit from time to time, and so I need shoes. It's the land beyond Earth, my home and backyard in one, and as soon as I'm back on Earth, I kick my shoes off anew and it's back to bare feet. But now... I know the whole universe is my home. I '''never''' needed shoes or socks. This is my boundless barefoot wonderland. So Minnie, if you really think the universe is home to you, let go of those shoes and enjoy it barefoot alongside me. You never needed 'em. Just ten toes that love to wiggle and a yearning for complete freedom and a prideful marker of wealth as an excuse to mock those with less. We were born barefoot, and in my opinion, God got it right the first time. Man came up with footwear as some kind of one-up on him. It is fundamentally flawed. We have free will, and footwear is like a constraint placed on it. Why, I wouldn't be surprised if the Devil had a hand in their creation. Without any, we are humble, we are ourselves, our true selves- we are FREE! Don't you want to be free, Minnie dearest? Then do what your heart is really screaming for- set your piggies free, my love! Set them free and never ever look back!"
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: A beaten up pair of tennis shoes and faded socks are seen lying abandoned by a tree in Hyde Park, followed by a pan up shot of her humming a gentle tune ("Barefootin'" by Robert Parker) while strolling around the park barefooted, the soles of her feet covered in very heavy grass stains, listening to a medical journal on CD through headphones. She wades into a lake to clean off the stains, and then gets paged for her hospital shift. She almost leaves the park... before remembering to go back for her socks and sneakers, fussing impatiently with the laces as she reluctantly slips them on for her job.
* FeetFirstIntroduction: Introduced walking barefooted through a park.
* GranolaGirl: Incredibly so, to the point where she only got into medical school on recommendation because her eccentricities would have gotten any normal student kicked out. She's constantly seen in flared, ripped jeans with dirty bare feet, munching on granola bars in an Indian-style yoga pose.
* HandyFeet: Uses her toes to pull the trigger of her gun while captured by a Rostraan and sassily remarks that her abandonment of shoes was the best decision she ever made in her life, because it actually saved it.
* MythologyGag: She became the barefoot character she is now because her actress whined about the original portrayal's high-heeled shoes and literally begged to take them off on the first day of filming for promos of her new character in commercials, as she would rather work barefoot than be subjected to this. That caused the showrunner at the time, who hadn't written any stories for her yet, to be inspired and envision her as a bohemian, saying "All right, you'll get your bare feet. You'll have them as much as you like." He then {{Flanderized}} it as time went on at her request because the actress actually grew to love being without shoes and called it her all-time favorite role because it was like a Casual Friday all day, every day, and a never-ending holiday from the horrors of heels.
* PairTheSpares: With Minnie.
* SoapboxSadie: Always has to have her way, no matter how ludicrous the argument, which is why the Inspector got so annoyed with her because she just wouldn't leave well enough alone and would often invite more conflict their way by being so outspoken.
* SuddenlySexuality: Averted. Joanna notes that her lack of shoes may be a FreudianExcuse to avoid dealing with issues regarding her sexual orientation because she's a non-conformist.
* WalkingTheEarth: Has dreamed of exploring the Earth, with bare feet and a portable medical kit to administer first aid to ailing strangers. Eventually gets around to doing just that.

!!!Constable Reggie Wigglesworth (Tenth and Eleventh Inspectors)
->Played by Derwin Jordan
* BadAssNormal: Is at the center stage of the Tenth Inspector's final adventure and into his first adventure as the Eleventh as a human who is an able-bodied veteran cop.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: He was originally a one-off character whose name was Frank but was reworked into a recurring character due to popularity. "Frank" was RetConned into him being in an undercover beat cop cover that was revealed in his first reappearance.
* HeartBrokenBadass: His wife Felicia divorced (well, separated from) him a long time ago because she was mad at him for putting his job before their marriage. By the finale the Inspector has managed to convince Reggie to retire and Felicia admits she [[FootDraggingDivorcee never actually filed the divorce papers.]]
* ParentalSubstitute: He is the closest thing Mona had to a father figure for a long time. Neither he nor Shirley ever thought about dating, because he was still sore over his separation and she obviously was loyal to her husband.
* {{Retirony}}: Just barely averted when the Inspector intercepted a radioactive suitcase meant for Reggie on the day he retired from police duty. Reggie even lampshades it:
-->'''Reggie:''' Mercy... Black cop puts in for early retirement... shoulda' known better. All I'm missing is a ''damn red shirt!!''
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: The Sergeant handcuffed him to radioactive gas-filled suitcase in an evil ironic twist of carrying a literal nuclear football that he threatened to detonate if Reggie didn't do exactly as the Sergeant asked. When the Sergeant got sent into the void, Reggie learned the suitcase was going to gas him if the Sergeant was more than 100 feet away from him as a fail-safe in case Reggie tried to run, and it started to beep three times as a 3-second countdown commenced. The Inspector was able to uncuff him but the suitcase gassed the Inspector instead because he didn't have enough time to ditch it, thereby fulfilling a prophecy that he would die and metamorphosize.
-->'''Three beeps will signal the end.'''

!!!Camilla Sea (Tenth Inspector)
* AbortedArc: Her character had a bigger arc planned but the actress got a better offer abroad.
* HeroicSacrifice: Absorbed the Time Deviant strain to save the Inspector. It did not end well for her...
* PutOnABus: Due to her joining the cast of the [[Series/StargateUniverse WormHole Extreme: Starship Horizon]] as plucky Scottish medic Melody Mcallister Scott, she was brought back only once after [[spoiler: being turned into a Time Deviant.]]
!!!Angelica "Angie" Lake (Tenth and Eleventh Inspector)
* FieryRedHead: Very much so. Literally, in the episode "See No Evil".
* HeelFaceTurn: Started travelling with the Sergeant due to a series of misunderstandings, but eventually switched to the Inspector's side.
* JustFriends: Towards Rory.
* MyFutureSelfAndMe: Angie: "Well kiddies, things took a turn for the strange."
* SlapSlapKiss: With Aiden.
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Again with Rory. Although that didn't work out so well.

!!!Aidan Davies (Eleventh Inspector)
->Played by Andrew Lee Potts
* OneSteveLimit: Averted, with the Second Inspector's associate of the same name. ("You're not Aiden! [[ContinuityNod Aiden had a sword]]!")
* SlapSlapKiss; With Angie.

!!!Brooke Rhapsody (Eleventh Inspector)
->Played by Creator/CareyMulligan
* ActionGirl: Armed with her laser blaster and hallucinogenic nail polish.
* CareerVersusMan: Completely averted, thank the dimensional vortex!
* CatchPhrase: "Hi, honey!"
* HotScientist[[{{Adventure Archaeologist}} Adventure Paleontologist]]: Brooke has a career as a paleontologist.
* WalkingSpoiler: Her presence in the series is part of a huge plot twist [[spoiler:that you have to watch the show to understand]].
* WeaponOfChoice: Her big hammer, laser blaster, and nail polish.

!!!Geneva Stilton (Eleventh and Twelfth Inspectors)
->Played by Alison Brie
* ArbitrarySkepticism: For someone so smart, she often has difficulty believing her adventures with the Inspector are really happening.
* InSeriesNickname: Referred to as "the Improbable Woman" by the Inspector for her uncanny ability to [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat escape death by the narrowest margins]] on a regular basis.

[[folder:Special Episode Associates]]
!!!Maura Dewitt
->Played by Music/LilyAllen
* {{Meganekko}}

!!!Robbie [=McMillan=]

!!!Othbo Perth

!!The Blorgons (a.k.a. Blogons)
These robots (although they're occasionally called cyborgs) first appeared in 1962's "The Blorgons", having been created by Vosrda to commit [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking armed robbery, burglary, and criminal mischief]] on his behalf. They would eventually become the Inspector's most iconic enemy.
* ArtEvolution: The Blorgons benefited greatly from the new series' increased budget. You can barely see the duct tape ''at all'' these days.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "ERADICATE!"
* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Spell My Name with an R]]: Following initial confusion over the pronunciation of their name, the fanbase is divided on the spelling of "Blo(r)gon," and BTV seems to have changed their official stance multiple times during the show's run—one official episode guide even referred to the race as the "Blorgrons," the "Blogrons," and the "Blogrolls" ''on the same page.'' Needless to say, this isn't a controversy that'll end any time soon: Although a majority of fans seem to favour "Blogon" at present, the programme officially calls them "Blorgons".

!!The Digifleet of the Circuit-Chaps (also known as the Kybermenschen)
* CreepyMonotone: Subverted in "The Lost Asteroid" when the Inspector first attempts to communicate with the Digifleet in an imitation robotic accent, and the Circuit-Chaps counter with a characteristically chipper comeback.
* DissonantSerenity: The Circuit-Chaps are always in infamously high spirits, even when they're plotting the destruction of all organic life.
* DoAndroidsDream: The eerie question surrounding the Kybermenschen is whether they actually possess the mechanical equivalent of emotions or are merely simulating them to put their opponents off balance.
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: In "The Retirement Home of the Circuit-Chaps", the Inspector learns about the Second Industrial Revolution on their home planet that led to their ascendance.
* WeaksauceWeakness: In early serials the Circuit-Chaps were completely invulnerable to everything except lead particles, which clogged up their condensers and caused them to overheat. This worked well for a while, but as the series wore on the weakness was exaggerated to the point where anything even ''related'' to lead—lead bullets, lead plumbing, lead paint, lead pencils, etc.—would make them [[YourHeadAsplode explode]].
** This was fixed in the new series by their creators who state that "early prototypes reacted badly to the lead soldering on their circuitboards, but using ''gold'' instead solved that problem immediately."
* YouWillBeAssimilated: "You will be modified," the Circuit-Chaps reassure ordinary appliances and everyday gadgets before turning them into cheerfully murderous conscripts of the Digifleet.

!!The Sergeant
->First played by Creator/VincentPrice in the classic series, later by Windsor Davies and Creator/PeterWyngarde, and then by Creator/ChristianSlater and Creator/StephenColbert in the TV movie; and by Creator/JulianSands [[spoiler:and Creator/IdrisElba]] in the new series
* AffablyEvil: Treats his rivalry with the Inspector as a friendly competition.
* BeardOfEvil: His infamous moustache. Subverted when he shaved it upon his sixth rejuvenation, much to the Inspector's shock.
* DepravedHomosexual: [[UnfortunateImplications Controversially]] suggested by his unhealthy marriage to a Mexican shoeshine boy in the new series.
* DirtyCop: Although he is no longer associated with any police force, he still occasionally wears a police uniform and often uses police slang.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: First introduced as the Postmaster in "The Crime Sports" (debatably).
* EyePatchOfPower: Gained one after the KnifeFight with the Inspector in Series Four.

!!Marius De Vries
->Played by Charles Gray.
Appearing in the Fourth Inspector serial, "The Dummies of Destruction", De Vries was an eccentric music hall collector who believed Ventriloquist's Dummies were superior to humanity, and tried to release plastic gases to freeze the world in plastic. Fell into his own pottery machine.
* EvilIsHammy

!!The Instructor
->Played by Eleanor Bron
* AntiVillain: As her name suggests, this Infinity Knight set out to literally "educate the dear Inspector" rather than commit any outright villainy. The program was always very coy about whether she took this task upon herself, or was carrying out Infinity Knight orders with enthusiasm.
* ObfuscatingDisability: A borderline example, in that she always wore dark glasses and carried a white cane, but never explicitly tried to pass herself off as being blind.

!!Oscar del Manhattan
->Played by Creator/ChrisMorris
A CorruptCorporateExecutive with a collection of artefacts from across time and space, which he kept atop his skyscraper in UsefulNotes/LasVegas, Nevada, including a heavily damaged Blorgon.
* BigBad: Revealed to be behind the season's ArcWords- "The Stars are Vanishing". As detailed below, he was adding them to his collection.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* DeathByMaterialism: Was killed when he couldn't reach the X7 while his museum was collapsing, due to trying to carry so many of his artefacts at once. Though the Inspector tried to save him, del Manhattan just kept trying to grab one more artefact and trying to pick up the ones he dropped, forcing the Inspector to leave him behind.
* {{Greed}}: As detailed to the Inspector, del Manhattan literally wanted to rip the stars from the sky, label them, and stick them in a lovely glass case for all the world to see and marvel at.
* IWantSong: Has one of the few [[VillainSong Villain Songs]] in IS history.

->Played by Robert Helpmann
* EvilCripple: Following a near-lethal dose of radiation, Vosrda replaced the entire top half of his body with Blorgon cybernetics. The sight of his terrifyingly spindly little legs struggling under the weight of a robotic pepper shaker has driven many a child behind the sofa.
* MadScientist: Well, he DID create the Blorgons, and he DID try to kill everyone with them.
** Eventually becomes an EmperorScientist, somewhat against his will.

!!Devlin/Chandra Sin
-> Played by Colin Blakely.
An Indian mystic in 1920s England, who performed at variety halls, Chandra Sin was actually Devlin, the Annihilator of Armagh, a Northern Irish war criminal from the 27th Century trying to change history via preventing the death of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins. Appeared in the Fourth Inspector serial "The Many Arms of Chandra Sin".
* Brownface: Subverted - Chandra Sin seems to be an obvious Indian stereotype, but he's actually an Irishman in disguise.
* FakeIrish: Averted, the very Northern Irish Blakely played Devlin. Played straight with David Collings as Michael Collins.
* Oireland: Appears briefly. Michael Collins is snatched from a rural green field in Devlin's homemade Chrono-Hotpress.
* YouLookFamiliar: Blakely returned later in a recurring role as the wheeler-dealer Infinity Knight Kang.

!!Ms. Patch
-> Played by Creator/AngelaLansbury
An old lady who knits and drinks tea. She also wants to kill the Inspector and steal Brooke Rhapsody's powerful weapons. She is the leader of the Quiet Organization.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* EyepatchOfPower
* Meaningful Name
* NeverMessWithGranny
* WhenEldersAttack

!!The Indictor
->Played by Geoffrey Palmer
A [[OneSceneWonder One-Arc Wonder]], the Indictor prosecuted the Inspector for dereliction of duty, evidence tampering, witness harassment, and falsifying statements before revealing that he ''was'' [[ItWasHisSled a form of incarnation of the Inspector]], created from the collected [[OrderVersusChaos Order]] in the Inspector's soul.
* FutureMeScaresMe: The Inspector is ''horrified'' at the idea of becoming (or having been!) the Indictor.
* ObviouslyEvil: Subverted. Despite his VillainousFashionSense, the Indictor is canonically [[CharacterAlignment Lawful Neutral]].
* VillainousFashionSense: Let us count the ways:
** ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow (GuyLiner subtrope)
** HighCollarOfDoom
** OminousOperaCape (Well, technically, his judicial robes)
** [[SensibleHeroesSkimpyVillains Sensible Heroes, Skimpy Villains]] ([[WhoWearsShortShorts Under his]] robes... pass the BrainBleach)
* TimeyWimeyBall: Whether the Indictor is from the Inspector's personal future or past.

->Played by Anthony Jackson

!!Commissioner Sassafrass
->Played by Creator/SeanConnery
An ancient and powerful Infinity Knight who's credited with establishing the first police department on Kayaclasch. Wielder of an artefact called the Truncheon of Sassafrass. Thought to have retired thousands of years ago, until the events of "The Last Minutes".
* LargeHam

-> Played by Nigel Cuthbertson
An enigmatic "Man-tiss" from Thallidium, and a prominent enemy of the Eleventh Inspector.
* ArchEnemy: Of the Eleventh Inspector.
* CatchPhrase: "Bow down before Thoraxis!"
* FourLeggedInsect
* LargeHam
* MrFanservice: He's a very muscular WalkingShirtlessScene.
* SlayingMantis

[[folder:Aliens and Monsters]]
!!The Homene Awareness and the Clothons

!!The Oddities

!!The Sloughers
Killer sunbeams waiting for someone to open one of the countless windows in the Archive, an entire moon full of photo negatives featured in Eleven's two-parter "Darkroom/Lightroom."

!!The Snarling Lions
An observer-effect-dependent species, the Lions only exist when they're being observed by other life-forms, vanishing as soon as you blink. Not that you'd dare [[SchmuckBait turn your back on]] a fearsome, ferocious-looking lion... [[FridgeBrilliance which is just what they want]]. They absorb quantum energy by brutally killing people who at look them, or are even aware they exist.

!!The Rostraans

!!The Lirusians
A species of aliens who are due to move in once the humans have left the Earth. A kind race, quite open to peaceful relations with humans.

!!The Time Deviants
They look human and can blend in seamlessly with our society, but they're soulless psychopaths who feed off of chaos and destruction.

!! The Quiet Men
When you look at these aliens, they will cause you to remember meaningless things so you don't focus on them. If you do remember them, that means that they don't care if you remember or not...[[OhCrap because you'll be dead soon.]] They cannot shut up.

!!The Orange Warden. The Blue Warden.
->Played by [[Series/TheGoodies Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor]], respectively
These two bring new meaning to the phrase "SufficientlyAdvancedAlien". Members of the Pantheon of Immortals (see below).
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The trope-namer. The Blue Warden is "good", and the Orange "evil," though the Inspector could never be sure how ''either'' of them was going to act.

!!The Immortals
A [[FantasyPantheon pantheon]] of mostly benevolent [[AnthropomorphicPersonification cosmic beings]] who maintain the balance in the universe. Among others, includes the Orange and Blue Wardens, the Prankster (the BigBad of ''The Mary Sue Predicaments'', [[spoiler:and Lily Taylor/The Good Lamb.]]
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Comes with the territory of joining the Pantheon.

!!The Exploding Rock
* AntiVillain: At no point is the Rock being actively malevolent.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: It's a living rock made of Explodium. Which explodes. Repeatedly.
* MadeOfExplodium: The TropeNamer
* SiliconBasedLife: Though it's not much of a life.