This character sheet is for the original KnightRider series.

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[[folder:'''FLAG''']]

!'''Michael Knight (David Hasselhoff)'''
Michael Arthur Long is an undercover Las Vegas police detective who, while on a case, is shot in the face and nearly killed. Wilton Knight, creator of FLAG, directs his doctors to save Long's life and reconstruct his face. With his new identity, "Michael Knight", Long is provided with high tech crime-fighting equipment, most notably the car nicknamed KITT.

* BerserkButton: Threatening to (or actually managing to) harm KITT or Bonnie will usually elicit this response.
** [[spoiler:Killing Stevie sure pushed it.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: He and KITT do that sort of thing a lot.
* ChickMagnet: Try naming one episode when he didn't have a girl by the ending.
* DespairEventHorizon: In the episode ''Junk Yard Dogs'', after he watches KITT being pulled up from the toxic waste pool with all his paint ''bleached'' off and his insides eaten out.
** The episode [[spoiler:''The Scent of Roses'' was, if possible, even worse for him with the death of Stevie.]]
* {{Determinator}}
* LeeroyJenkins: What some fans think of him. Many think KITT's the real star.
* MadeOfIron: Well, part of his head's got a metal plate. Does that count?
* PlatonicLifePartners: With KITT.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Bonnie.

!'''K.I.T.T. (William Daniels)'''
KITT '''Knight Industries Two Thousand''' is the artificial intelligence of the autonomous car with whom Michael Knight is partnered. KITT was designed by the late Wilton Knight, a brilliant but eccentric billionaire and founder of the Foundation for Law and Government or (FLAG).

* BattleButler
* CoolCar: He ''is'' the cool car.
* InsufferableGenius: He knows how remarkable he is, to the point that he's undeniably proud, sometimes vain, and even a little stuck-up (though he'll put aside his ego to get a job done.)
* HeroicBSOD: He was pretty badly traumatized for a while in ''Junkyard Dog''.
* HypercompetentSidekick
* TheJeeves: To Michael.
* LogicalWeakness: Not many things can stop KITT, but his being a car does give him a few weaknesses. For example, there's one episode in which the bad guys stop him by putting him on a car lift.
* MadeOfIndestructium: His "molecularly-bonded shell."
* MeaningfulName: The '''Knight Industries Two Thousand'''.
* NighInvulnerability: Only a few things can damage him.
* NoHeroToHisValet
* RobotBuddy: Robot-''car''-buddy.
* ServileSnarker: He doesn't snark too much, but he does snark Michael pretty good.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Michael and Bonnie.
* VanityLicensePlate: His reads KNIGHT.

!''' Devon Miles (Edward Mulhare)'''
The leader of FLAG, who appears in nearly every episode to provide mission details to Michael and KITT. He's also the spokesman for FLAG whenever it came under scrutiny.

* BenevolentBoss: He's willing to put up with a lot of Michael's antics with a good attitude.
* BritishStuffiness
* ByTheBookCop: He prefers to follow the rules, unfortunately Michael doesn't always go by the book.
* CoolOldGuy
* DeadpanSnarker: In a gentlemanly way, of course.
* {{Foil}}: To Michael. He's well-mannered, level-headed, intellectual, and tends to stay out of the action, contrasting Michael's young and cowboyish personality.
* GentlemanAndAScholar: Extremely intelligent. Extremely proper.
* HeroesRUs: Head of the '''F'''oundation for '''L'''aw '''A'''nd '''G'''overnment.
* NonActionGuy
* NonActionSnarker
* NotSoDifferent: He and Wilton Knight have the same relationship Michael and Kitt have.
* MissionControl: He's often found in the FLAG truck.
* TheConscience

!'''Dr. Bonnie Barstow (Patricia [=McPherson=])'''
She serves as KITT's chief technician and serves as romantic tension for Michael. She left for a year to pursue graduate studies, claiming she'd gotten fed up. She was replaced during that time by April Curtis, another Knight Industries System Engineer.

* BadassBookworm
* BrainyBrunette: You need an expert engineer? You got it.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Michael. She's just too proud and stubborn to admit it.
* HotScientist
* NotSoAboveItAll: She can be nice to Michael, when she wants to be.
* OmniscientDatabase: Her computer always seems to have what's needed at the right time.
* {{Technobabble}}
* TeamMom: Especially to KITT.
* {{Tsundere}}

!'''April Curtis (Rebecca Holden)'''
The chief mechanic for KITT in Season two. She temporarily replaced Bonnie Barstow, who claimed she'd never come back to the Foundation. [[spoiler:Of course, she did eventually.]]

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Nobody seemed to care that Bonnie pretty much kicked her out of the office when she got back.
* TheChick
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* FauxActionGirl: Even more so than Bonnie.
* HotScientist
* PutOnABus: And ''never'' heard from again.
* SatelliteCharacter
* SexySecretary
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: The nice Bonnie.

!'''Reginald Cornelius III aka [=RC3=] (Peter Parros)'''
Introduced in Season Four, he became the new Driver of the FLAG mobile unit and the occasional {{sidekick}} for Michael and KITT.

* BlackAndNerdy: Boy is he nerdy!
* TheEngineer
* GadgeteerGenius: He and his gang were able to rebuild KITT practically from scratch.
* GeniusDitz
* GreaseMonkey: Comes from working on motorcycles all the time.
* MrFixit
* HeroicWannabe: Wanted to "clean up the streets" when he was younger, even came up with the superhero name '''Street Avenger''' and carried around a rubber assault rifle to scare crooks.
* PluckyComicRelief: Sometimes he can be a bit too plucky, crossing over into "just plain annoying".
* SmartGuy
* TeenGenius: Despite all his eccentricities, [=RC3=] is a genuine mechanical genius.

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[[folder:'''Memorable Villains''']]

Most of the series villains were OneShotCharacters due to the lack of any kind of over-arcing storylines for the series. Here are some villains who actually did pop up more than once.

!'''K.A.R.R. (PeterCullen''' in ''Trust Doesn't Rust''; '''PaulFrees''' in ''K.I.T.T. VS. K.A.R.R.'')
KARR is the prototype version of KITT, originally designed by Wilton Knight and built by his company Knight Industries. Upon completion of the vehicle, KARR's CPU was installed and activated. However, a programming error made the computer unstable and potentially dangerous. The project was put on hold and KARR was placed in storage until a solution could be found. Unlike KITT, whose primary directive is to protect human life, KARR is programmed for self-preservation, making him a ruthless and unpredictable threat.

* AIIsACrapShoot
* BackFromTheDead: Explained in K.I.T.T. VS K.A.R.R.
* DarkerAndEdgier
* DeathIsCheap: Pops up in the episode K.I.T.T. VS K.A.R.R. without a scratch on his paint job.
* EvilIsHammy
* FauxAffablyEvil
* ManipulativeBastard: Always seemed to have a knack for knowing exactly what to say to people.
* MeaningfulName: A car named KARR, get it?
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: In K.I.T.T. VS K.A.R.R.
* ShadowArchetype: To KITT
* TheOtherDarrin: K.A.R.R.'s second appearance had him voiced by Paul Frees.

!'''Garthe Knight (David Hasselhoff)'''
Wilton's biological son, at the time of Michael's surgery, Garthe was imprisoned in Africa. Believing that his son would never be seen again, Wilton had Michael's face modeled after Garthe's.

* ActingForTwo: Look! It's David Hasselhoff, with a very cheesy looking goatee!
* BlackSheep: He thinks his father made Michael into the son he wanted.
* BeardOfEvil: His goatee.
* ClicheStorm: The man is a '''WALKING TALKING CLICHÉ!''' Even for the eighties!
* CriminalDoppelganger: It's funny when you think about it, Michael is actually Garthe's Doppelganger.
* EvilCounterpart
* EvilGloating: He just loves his monologuing... perhaps a bit too much.
* RevengeBeforeReason
* SmokingIsCool: He even blows smoke rings!
* ItsPersonal
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Just like with the gloating, way too much.

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[[folder:'''Others''']]

!'''Wilton Knight (Richard Basehart)'''
A self-made millionaire and the founder of the '''F'''oundation for '''L'''aw '''A'''nd '''G'''overnment (FLAG). After Michael Long is shot in the face, Wilton Knight rescues him and has his doctors save his life and give him a new face and new identity as Michael Knight. Wilton was always a firm believer in the philosophy that "One Man Can Make a Difference".

* BigGood: Founder of the, '''F'''oundation for '''L'''aw '''A'''nd '''G'''overnment.
* TheChooserOfTheOne: He gave Michael the new identity, and the new car.
* CoolOldGuy
* DeathByOriginStory: He died ''just'' after giving KITT to Michael.
* KnightInShiningArmour
* TheObiWan
* ParentalSubstitute: More like Michael was his "Child-Substitute".
* [[SinsOfOurFathers Sins Of Our Sons]]: Garthe, was a ''very'' bad son.
* TakeUpMySword: Asked Michael to continue his work in helping "the little guy".
* WeHelpTheHelpless: The Foundation.

!'''Elizabeth Knight (Barbara Rush)'''
Wife to Mr. Wilton Knight, and mother to Garthe and Jennifer Knight. [[spoiler:She secretly helped her son Garthe, who had been imprisoned in Africa while serving ''three'' life sentences, to escape back to the U.S. She wanted to kill Michael Knight for trying to ''take'' her son's place and destroy FLAG for not helping her son. In all honesty, this lady should be in the villains section!]]

* AlmightyMom: For whatever else she is, she's one mom ''I'd'' never want to cross.
* [[spoiler:AlphaBitch]]
* [[spoiler:BitchInSheepsClothing: She's got a ''really'' nasty smile, you should see it!]]
* DotingParent: [[spoiler:To Garthe.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler:Again, Garthe.]]
* [[spoiler:FemmeFatale]]
* ManipulativeBitch: '''MAN''' is she ever!
* PimpedOutDress: Always wore gaudy outfits just to show how rich she was.
* PutOnABus: Unlike her son. [[spoiler:Garthe indicated that she may have passed away.]]
* [[spoiler:TheUnfettered: Oh, I have to kill a few people to make my son happy? No problem.]]

!'''Jennifer Knight (Mary Kate [=McGeehan=])'''
Wilton Knight's daughter. She seems to have been in charge of Knight Industries' more ''profitable'' operations since her father passed away. Little is known about her except that she's always been afraid of her brother and mother, with good reason.

* BrokenBird
* DarkAndTroubledPast: It's looks like Garthe's never going to win the "Brother of the Year Award".
* DefrostingIceQueen: Towards Michael.
* FreudianExcuse: With a mother and brother like [[ThoseTwoBadGuys hers]], who could blame her?
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: After Michael saves everyone, including her. She warms up to him, even calling him a brother.]]
* [[spoiler:JerkWithAHeartOfGold]]
* NotSoStoic: She ''claims'' that firing Michael and ending FLAG will cut down costs, [[spoiler:when she's really just plain scared of Michael turning out to be like Garthe.]]
* ObstructiveBureaucrat
* SpoiledBrat: She certainly comes across as one.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: FLAG costs too much money? [[spoiler:''DOWN WITH FLAG!'']]

!'''Stephanie "Stevie" March Mason (Catherine Hickland)'''
The woman who was once a close friend to ''Michael Long'', Stevie - as she's known - was once engaged to Michael, unfortunately Stephanie thinks he's dead. She eventually discovers the truth, and the pair eventually marry in the episode "Scent of Roses" [[spoiler:on the same day she's killed.]]

* AscendedExtra: One of the ''very'' few love interests who actually makes more than one appearance in the series.
* TheBusCameBack
* [[spoiler:CartwrightCurse]]
* DistressedDamsel: How she's first introduced.
* FlatCharacter: Other than being Michael's former fiance, there isn't much else to say.
* TheHeart
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple: With Michael, very briefly.]]
* [[spoiler:HappilyMarried: Again, ''very'' briefly.]]
* [[spoiler:TooHappyToLive]]

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