!!Olivia Pope [-(Creator/KerryWashington)-]
The leader of Olivia Pope and Associates, and the central character of the series.

* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* TheAtoner
* AwesomenessByAnalysis
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBookworm: Sort of...
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BlackBossLady
* TheChessmaster
* [[spoiler:TheConspiracy: Is a member of one. See the trope entry on the main page for details.]]
* [[spoiler:DarkMistress: Is a version of this for President Grant, what with her being his mistress and being a part of TheConspiracy to get him elected.]]
* {{Determinator}}
* {{Guile Hero}}ine
* GutFeeling
* {{The Hero}}ine
* HiddenDepths: Olivia [[spoiler: had an affair with President Grant during the campaign.]]
* HopeBringer
* KidWithTheLeash: Olivia is this to Huck, which he bluntly tells her in Season 3 [[spoiler: when he's apologizing for what happened with Quinn.]]
* KnightInSourArmor
* [[spoiler:PoisonousFriend: To Abby, when she made her believe David was a domestic abuser to break them up...and then comforted her afterwards.]]
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem
* TheSocialExpert
* TheSpock: A strange example, as she is the heroine.
* StarCrossedLovers: With President Grant.
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* VillainProtagonist: In all honesty, Olivia is actually this. She is the protagonist and she did [[spoiler: agree to have the election rigged so that Fitz would win and become President of the United States]]. By the end of season 2, it will all come back to haunt her.
* WomanInWhite
* Woobie: Season 3 seems to just be an experiment in how far she can be pushed before she breaks.[[spoiler: Losing Jake, twice, finding out both her father and her mother are {{BigBad}}s, and the increasing awareness she and Fitz will never be together are causing her to become a walking shell.]]

!!Quinn Perkins [-(Katie Lowes)-]
The newest addition to Olivia's team (and the one through whose eyes the series is introduced). Has a mysterious past which is gradually revealed throughout seasons one and two.

* ActionGirl - She's becoming one, [[spoiler: via her new gig as a spy.]]
* BadassAdorable
** BadassBookworm - She's become quite the hacker via Huck sharing his skills with her. [[spoiler: Makes her quite useful to B6-13.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* ClassicalAntiHero
* TheCutie
** CorruptTheCutie: [[spoiler: To the point where she joins B6-13.]]
* DatingCatwoman: With Gideon.
* FakeDefector: Maybe. [[spoiler: She deliberately let herself be seen on one of Huck's security cameras taking the Daniel Douglas file. Whether she's faking or just wants to keep OPA "in the loop" remains to be seen.]]
* GutFeeling
* TheHeart
* HeroWorshipper: Which almost leads to BrokenPedestal.
** As of Season 3, that pedestal is ''gone.''
* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler: Her real name isn't Quinn, and she didn't exist in that identity until two years ago. Not only is her name falsified, but it's stated that agents from all corners of the US government have warrants for her real identity. As season two reveals: her real name is Lindsay Dwyer, she was framed for a bombing that killed seven people, and the conspiracy surrounding why stretches to not only Olivia, but the Supreme Court, the First Lady, the president's most trusted adviser, and the national security of the United States.]]
* HonorBeforeReason
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight - [[spoiler: In "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" Huck ambushes her in her home and tells her "There's still a gladiator in you." And then he kisses her.]]
* [[spoiler: JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Uses it in the Season Two finale when Huck freezes up. This may be one of the things that triggers Olivia to focus more on her employees, although it's not clear if she knows about it.]]
* MadBomber: Allegedly...
* TheMcCoy
* [[spoiler:TheMole: Briefly becomes this for B613 after a complicated series of events leads to her unknowingly murdering a watchman on video camera. However, Huck quickly finds her out. He apparently tortures her, but a series of flashbacks at the end of "YOLO" reveals that it's more complicated than that. It's not yet clear how this is going to play out.]]
** Turns out, [[spoiler: she didn't take Huck's torture well. She quits working with the team and finds new employment ''by joining B6-13 for real.'']]
* MysteriousPast
* NaiveNewcomer
* TheWatson: In the first season.
* WideEyedIdealist

!!Stephen Finch [-(Henry Ian Cussick)-]
A Scottish-born litigator who worked for Olivia during season one. Between seasons one and two he was PutOnABus.

* AntiHero
* TheAtoner
* TheCasanova
* TheCharmer
* GoodIsNotSoft
* GuileHero
* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler: Stephen was a hotshot lawyer, then had a breakdown in the middle of a trial where he was defending a large company that had destroyed a few lives through their chemical manufacturing.]]
* TheLancer
* PutOnABus: Between seasons 1 and 2 he marries his fiance and moves to Boston.

!! Abby Whelan [-(Darby Stanchfield)-]
An investigator for Olivia's firm.

* BrutalHonesty
* TheChick
* DatingCatwoman: In season two, she [[spoiler: sleeps with David Rosen mainly to distract him from his investigation into Pope and Associates. Then she starts falling for him - before Harrison fakes her into believing David is an abuser, triggering her into leaving him. The truth is revealed, but they do not reunite until season 3, becoming the show's BetaCouple.]]
* DomesticAbuse: The victim thereof, and what brings her to Olivia's attention (and eventually team).
* FieryRedhead
* {{Guile Hero}}ine
* TheHeart
* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler: Abby likes Stephen, and was married to a famous U.S. politician until she ran away. Their marriage had a history of domestic abuse and he's still searching for her.]]
* {{Housewife}}: A dead ringer for [[DesperateHousewives Bree van de Kamp]] before Olivia gets her out of her situation.
* TheKirk
* NotSoStoic
* TheResenter: "Seven Fifty-Two" reveals Abby is starting to resent Olivia for [[spoiler: the debt she owes her, regarding her divorce from Charles. Abby wonders if that debt cost her a chance to be genuinely happy with David.]]
* RousingSpeech: Gives a great one to Olivia.
* SecretKeeper
* WomanInBlack

!!Harrison Wright [-(Columbus Short)-]
A lawyer who works for Olivia.

* AntiHero
* GuileHero
* GoodIsNotSoft
* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler: Harrison was convicted of insider-trading. He was also involved with something called Clearwater.]]
* TheLancer: Becomes this to Olivia in Season 2.
* RagsToRiches
* TheSmartGuy
* TeamDad
* UndyingLoyalty: To Olivia, no questions asked.

!!Huck [-(Guillermo Diaz)-]
A former marine and CIA official who now works as the technical support in Olivia's firm. He is extremely loyal to Olivia and, while his CIA training led him to enjoy hurting people (and made him very good at it), he tries to avoid doing so, and attends AA meetings to try to cope with this.

* AntiHero
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* [[BunnyEarsLawyer Bunny Ears Techie]]
* ColdBloodedTorture: Just one of the many skills "the Agency" (presumably the CIA) taught him. The Agency also taught him to enjoy it, a fact which horrifies him.
** [[spoiler:Is the victim of it when he is thought to be the shooter that tried to kill the president. And we learn that he was kept in a dark hole for ''two months'' in order to make him forget about his wife and baby.]]
* TheCutie
* GoodIsNotSoft
* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler: Huck's dossier is apparently thicker than most spy novels, most of it is redacted, but he has CIA/espionage/military training as an assassin and Olivia trusts him to break a dictator's wife and children out of the embassy with only five minutes' leeway. He's also spent time homeless and suffering from PTSD, begging on the DC subway, which is when Olivia found him. He also falls for a woman he thinks is a fellow addict, but she turns out to be a spy and assassin like him.]]
* MadnessMantra : "Seven fifty two". [[spoiler:The hour at which he met his son again, while he was homeless in the metro.]]
* MysteriousPast
* TheQuietOne
* RetiredBadass: He does not want to hurt people anymore. This does not mean he does not still enjoy doing so.
* RetiredMonster – According to him, [[spoiler: especially considering B6-13 trained him to effectively and thoroughly torture people and very much enjoy it.]] He says as much to Olivia during a somewhat WhatTheHellHero speech that informs Olivia that she is his KidWithTheLeash.
---> '''Huck''': “No, ''you'' went too far.”
---> '''Olivia''': “Excuse me?”
---> '''Huck''': “You took in a wild monster, and you groomed me and petted me and trained me to sit at your feet. But that doesn’t make me a puppy, Liv, that just makes me a very loyal monster. So I didn't go too far, I went exactly as far as my leash allows. And you hold the leash."
* SecretSecretKeeper: In "Blown Away" he says to Olivia, "Do I tell you who to love? No! So don't tell me!" This strongly implies he knows about [[spoiler: Olivia and Fitz, and never told Olivia.]]
* ShellShockedVeteran
* TheSmartGuy
* TokenEvilTeammate

!! President Fitzgerald Grant [-(Tony Goldwyn)-]
The President of the United States of America. A moderate Republican.

* {{Badass}}
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BigGood: When Olivia really needs help, he's there. Also, what he is to the American people.
* {{Determinator}}: Nothing can keep him from fulfilling his duties as President. [[spoiler: Not even being shot in the head and possible brain damage.]]
* GenreSavvy: Immediately figuring out that Mellie induced her pregnancy to manipulate him definitely counts.
* GuileHero
* HiddenDepths: He was involved in something called "Operation Remington" during the first Gulf War. The details are so redacted even Cyrus (the White House Chief of Staff) doesn't have access to it.
* HonorBeforeReason: Tries so hard to be this when everyone around him isn't.
* GreenEyedMonster: This comes out in "Hunting Season."
* TheIdealist
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy
* NiceToTheWaiter: According to Morris the guard.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: A few characters snark about how handsome he is. His opponent in the election called him a matinee idol.
* SlaveToPR
* StarCrossedLovers: With Olivia Pope.
* SympatheticAdulterer
* WhenHeSmiles: Is always attractive but when he smiles with Olivia his whole face changes.
* YanksWithTanks: Was a Navy Pilot.

!!Gideon Wallace [-(Brendan Hines)-]
A reporter for the (fictional) tabloid newspaper ''The D.C. Sun'' who is investigating the Amanda Tanner scandal and begins dating Quinn Perkins.

* {{Adorkable}}
* DatingCatwoman
* [[spoiler: HeKnowsTooMuch]]
* IntrepidReporter
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* NiceGuy
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]

!!Mellie Grant [-(Bellamy Young)-]
The First Lady of the United States.

* AffablyEvil
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* AmbitionIsEvil: She will do anything to stay in the White House and clearly has designs on building her own political career when Fitz's term ends.
* BitchInSheepsClothing
* BrainyBrunette: When she says she is smart enough to run a war or the CIA, she might not be exaggerating.
* [[spoiler:TheConspiracy: Is a member of one. See the trope entry on the main page for details.]]
* {{Guile Hero}}ine
* HeroAntagonist: She floats in and out of this role.
* LadyInRed
* LoveMartyr
* ManipulativeBitch
* StepfordSmiler: Mellie believes EVERYONE is a StepfordSmiler to one extent or another.
-->'''Mellie:''' Pretending is what's real.
-->'''Fitz:''' What?
-->'''Mellie:''' Every married couple alive pretends. They pretend they don't hate their in-laws or their husband's stupid jokes or their wife's laugh or that they don't actually love one of their children more than the others. Marriage is, well, it's almost all pretend. For everyone. That's the reality. That's what's real. Buying into the delusion that there's any other way to live together, to get through an entire life together, that's, well that's the fantasy. That's pretending.
-->'''Fitz''': Did I do this to you? Or have you always been like this? Because if it was me, [[TearJerker I'm sorry. I'm sorry.]]
* SympatheticAdulterer: Or not. She had chances with [[spoiler:Andrew Nichols, Fitz's former lieutenant governor,]] but turned him down.
** [[spoiler: Until she started having an affair with him, that is.]]
* TroubledButCute
* TheWoobie: The layers of bitch fall away every now and then, especially once it was revealed she [[spoiler: was raped by Fitz's father. And she attempted suicide over it a year later. She was saved by Andrew Nichols, Fitz's lieutenant governor at the time.]]

!!Cyrus Beene [-(Jeff Perry)-]
President Grant's Chief of Staff.

* AmbiguouslyJewish: He sarcastically mentions sitting shiva for [[spoiler:Amanda Tanner]].
* [[spoiler:AntiVillain: May be shaping up to be one of these, but it's still not entirely clear what his motivations are. Compared to Hollis Doyle, though, he's downright ''heroic''.]]
* TheChessmaster
* CoolOldGuy
* [[spoiler:TheConspiracy: Is a member of one. See the trope entry on the main page for details.]]
* GayConservative: And a ''married'' one at that.
* HappilyMarried: They have their problems, but Cyrus and James love each other.
** Pretty safe to say this is no longer the case by the time Season 3 roles around. Their marriage exists at this point pretty much ''only'' on the basis of career benefits and emotional blackmail.
* HeelRealization: Happens to him in "A Door Marked Exit." A little odd, given the other nasty stuff he's done.
* [[spoiler: KillTheOnesYouLove]] - Cyrus orders [[spoiler: a hit on his husband to prevent him from testifying against him in regards to [[TheConspiracy Defiance.]]]] He calls it off at the very last second.
** [[spoiler: And now his husband is dead via Cyrus calling in a favor from B6-13. But Jame's death was unintentional this time.]]
* KnightInSourArmor
* ManipulativeBastard
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: For all of "A Door Marked Exit."
* PoisonousFriend: To both Olivia and Fitz at times.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Cyrus gives these to Fitz pretty often when he gets into a sulky mood over Olivia or Mellie.
* StraightGay
* TraumaCongaLine: By "YOLO" and "A Door Marked Exit," it's clear the show is trying to break him as much as it's trying to break Olivia. He now seems to believe he is literally the devil. [[spoiler: having his husband cheat on him, then realizing he was indirectly responsible for murder can do that to a man.]]
** [[spoiler: And now his husband is dead, unintentionally via a favor that Cyrus himself called in.]]
* TreacherousAdvisor
* TrueCompanions: With Olivia and Fitz. At the end of the day he will be there for them.
* UndyingLoyalty: To President Grant.


!!David Rosen [-(Joshua Malina)-]
Assistant U.S. attorney who has a friendly rivalry with Olivia.

* AmbiguouslyJewish: Judging by the name and the matzoh ball soup references.
* TheChessmaster
* DatingCatwoman: Starts seeing [[spoiler: Abby]] in season two. They become the show's BetaCouple in season three.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: After Olivia effectively ruined him, causing him to have to resort to high school teaching, her office lends a hand and helps him get back up.
* TheDeterminator: [[spoiler:Cracking Olivia's 4-digit safe code to get the Defiance datacard took a while.]]
* HeroAntagonist: Becomes this in Season 2.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* SurvivorGuilt: Has this after [[spoiler: Jake kills James, Vanessa Chandler and Shelby right in front of him]]. Being forced to cover it up doesn't help matters.
* VitriolicBestBuds: What he grows into with Olivia, though he's technically her boss.

!!Billy Chambers [-(Matt Letscher)-]
Initially chief of staff to Vice President Sally Langston.

* BettyAndVeronica: Was teased as the Betty to Fritz's Veronica for Olivia ([[SoCoolItSAwesome as Archie, obviously, being Olivia...]]).
* [[spoiler: EvilAllAlong]]
* [[spoiler: HannibalLecture: Gives a pretty [[EvilIsHammy spittle-soaked]] one to David Rosen in "White Hat's Back On".]]
* KickTheDog: A very subtle one when he mocks the agent guarding the door.
* [[spoiler: KnightTemplar]]
* [[spoiler: MaliciousSlander: Something he's trying to instill]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* SurroundedByIdiots
* [[spoiler: TheBusCameBack: After roughly a season of not being seen, is revealed towards the end of season two to have been "Albatross", a mole that has been causing the Grant administration problems for most of the season.]]

!!Amanda Tanner [-(Liza Weil)-]
A former White House intern who had an affair with President Grant [[spoiler:at the urging of Billy Chambers, whom she was dating and who hoped to use the resulting scandal to bring down the White House.]]

* HeroAntagonist: At first.
* InnocentBystander
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]

!!Alissa [-(Creator/BrendaSong)-]
David Rosen's assistant.

* AsianAirhead: Almost, as she is apparently clever, but shallow...
* BrutalHonesty
* ConvictionByCounterfactualClue
* DeadpanSnarker: Surprisingly enough, considering some [[ValleyGirl other]] [[AsianAirhead tropes]] she's associated with.
-->'''David:''' Stop calling me 007. You're using it sarcastically.
* GirlFriday: For David.
* ValleyGirl

!!Justice Verna Thornton [-(Debra Mooney)-]

* ArmorPiercingQuestion - When [[spoiler: Olivia is berating her for hiring an assassin to kill the president, and implies that Verna did it to avoid implicating herself in the election rigging]], Verna throws her argument back in her face.
** '''Verna''': "Then [[spoiler: turn me in.]] Go ahead. You're such a pillar of courage, go over to Justice and tell them [[spoiler: I shot the president.]]...except you ''can't'', can you?"
* [[spoiler:TheConspiracy: Is a member of one. See the trope entry on the main page for details.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: WellIntentionedExtremist - was part of the election rigging that put Fitz in the presidency, because she legitimately believed in him.]]
** She also [[spoiler: hires an assassin to kill him to put the election rigging genie back in the proverbial bottle.]]

!!Hollis Doyle [-(Gregg Henry)-]
An oil man who made a major contribution to the Grant campaign and expects favours in return.

* [[spoiler:TheConspiracy: Is a member of one. See the trope entry on the main page for details.]]
* [[spoiler:CorruptCorporateExecutive: Of the oil company variety.]]
* EvilVirtues: He will stand up when the President of the United States enters the room.
* Expy: Of J.R. Ewing. It is possible he thinks that is how Texas billionaires are supposed to act.
* NotMeThisTime: It turns out he didn't [[spoiler: hire Becky to shoot the president.]]
* [[spoiler:PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: He repeatedly refers to both Cyrus and his husband, James Novak, as each being the other's "wife". Cyrus is not amused.]]

!!James Novak [-(Dan Bucatinsky)-]
Cyrus Beene's journalist husband.

* CampGay: While an exceptional journalist, James is also quite fixated on the idea of having a "fat, smushy baby" and, in a flashback to the early days after Fitz's election, excuses himself to make wedding plans after he and Cyrus are newly engaged.
* DatingCatwoman: What counts more as a journalist's enemy than a politician behind a massive conspiracy and cover-up? Especially when he contemplates putting a hit out on you.
* HouseHusband: James quit his job some time before the series began because his husband promised him a baby. Unfortunately for Cyrus, he didn't [[IncrediblyLamePun deliver]], which led to James returning to his work.
* IntrepidReporter: Much to his husband Cyrus's annoyance at times.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: By Jake, after Cyrus asked Jake to assist in handling the coverup of the murder of Sally Langston's husband. And this is right ''after'' James decided he wasn't going to help David expose his husband.]]
* MistakenForCheating: While investigating [[spoiler: the vote-rigging Conspiracy]], the lies about his location and the frequent calls from [[spoiler: David Rosen]] make his husband think he's having an affair.
** [[spoiler: And then he actually does cheat on Cyrus season 3. With [[ArmoredClosetGay Sally Langston's husband]]. It's complicated.]]
* [[spoiler: SympatheticAdulterer]] - When he realizes that his husband Cyrus [[spoiler: set him up to be an unwitting HoneyTrap for Sally Langston's husband]], he decides to actually go through with it [[spoiler: [[TheDogBitesBack and sleeps with him]]]]. Partially because he's learned how morally bankrupt his husband actually is and what he [[TheConspiracy has done]] and also because he cannot ''believe'' that Cyrus set him up like that.
* ReallyGetsAround: Before he dated his husband, James was (to quote his husband) "a bit of a slut". Which Cyrus found quite appealing.

!!Vice President Sally Langston [-(KateBurton)-]
The Vice President of the United States, a religious conservative. She and President Grant have a tenuous relationship, since he mostly offered her the VP spot to appeal to the religious right while she mostly accepted for the sake of his endorsements in future endeavours. Cyrus and Olivia both dislike her. [[spoiler:After Grant's attempted assassination, she attempts to wrest control of the president's office, but after Grant returns she returns to the VP spot.]]

* AmbitionIsEvil
* JerkassHasAPoint: Much of her dislike of the main characters stem from her not getting the Supreme Court Justice she wanted in favor of Verna Thornton.
* MissionFromGod: How she sees her political career.
* SamusIsAGirl: The fact she is a woman is a bit of a surprise after the way Cyrus described her in the episode before her first appearance.
* [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderer: Becomes this after finding out her husband is gay and cheating on her.]]
** [[spoiler:Well, technically she already knew he was gay. It was the cheating on her part - and the fact that it was with the husband of her main rival at the White House, no less, who's a reporter and could bring it up in an article if he chose - that really upset her. That and the fact that he implied in their final argument that she never would have gotten anywhere in her political career without him.]]

!!Jake Ballard [-(Scott Foley)-]
A naval officer who seems to be particularly close to the President, he is also introduced as a romantic interest of Olivia's in the latter half of the second season. Grant assigns him to spy on and protect Olivia from various threats.

* TheChainsOfCommanding: Starts to feel them after taking over [[spoiler: B6-13]].
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: He monologues about this in "No Sun on the Horizon." It {{Josses}} a fan-theory that he and Fitz are half-brothers.
* DeadlyEuphemism - He uses this to [[spoiler: ''threaten Olivia.'']]
---> Jake: "[[spoiler: James Novak]] died in a car jacking. Accept that, and the world keeps spinning."
---> [[spoiler: Olivia]]: "And if I don't?"
---> Jake: "''Bad things happen to good people all the time.''"
* DoggedNiceGuy
** "Nice" doesn't really describe him anymore.
* HiddenDepths: He was involved in something called "Operation Remington" with Fitz Grant during the first Gulf War. At the start of the third season, Cyrus had to get his security clearance raised to read about it. It horrified him.
* NotSoDifferent: Olivia calls him as much [[spoiler: by comparing him to her father, who he inherited Command from.]]
* OldFriend: Of Fitz.
* ScrewThisImOutOfHere: Ponders this at certain times.
* YanksWithTanks: Was in the Navy with Fitz.
* UnexpectedSuccessor: [[spoiler: Takes Rowan/Eli's place as Command of B6-13.]]

!!"Control"/[[spoiler:Rowan Pope]] [-(Joe Morton)-]
Jake Ballard's current and Huck's former boss, he is also implied to be the head of the CIA's classified B613 program. His actual name was not given for much of the series. [[spoiler:However, the season two finale has Cyrus refer to him as "Roland" and reveals that he is Olivia Pope's father. Season Three gives him the nickname "Eli" and the complete name of "Rowan Pope". Not that this is a surprise, given B613 members tend to use assumed names.]]

* TheChainsOfCommanding - He gives a speech to Olivia about this, saying that the number of people he's responsible for ordering the deaths of weighs on him ''every day.''
--> "183. That is the number of people I am responsible for killing... I always suffered a bit with each one. The responsibility of ''that'' - the gravity of that, the ''weight'' of it - It marks me, it stains me, it never leaves me. ''I am responsible.''"
* DeadlyEuphemism - He is quite fond of these.
---> "When I say the word 'fire,' I am employing a ''euphemism.''"
* [[spoiler:GoodAllAlong: Or at least not completely evil. It turns out at the end of "YOLO" that the case against Olivia's mother was not fabricated.]]
** EvilVersusEvil - Jake outright tells Olivia that just because [[spoiler: her mother was the true villain]] does ''not'' mean that [[spoiler: her father]] is good; he is still a bad guy, and is still the man who did horrible things to him and Huck.
* LargeHam
* [[spoiler:LukeIAmYourFather]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: He gives a vicious one to Fitz in "A Door Marked Exit," calling him a "boy" who never had to work for anything.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: No matter what deplorable deeds he's done, he remains convinced that it's for the good of the Republic. [[spoiler:At least as far as Olivia's mother goes, he was right.]]
** And he legitimately believes his actions [[spoiler: and the actions of Jake Ballard by proxy]] do have a legitimate point.
---> "[[CrapsackWorld If there are no more white hats]], [[InherentInTheSystem if the deck is]] ''[[InherentInTheSystem always]]'' [[InherentInTheSystem stacked]], and if [[HumansAreBastards everyone you love is a monster]], there ''is'' in fact ''someone'' worth saving."
---> Olivia: "Who?"
---> "''Everyone.'' Everyone is worth saving. Even the monsters, even the demons, [[RousseauWasRight everyone is worth saving.]] In the face of darkness, you drag everyone into the light."
* YouHaveFailedMe: Not yet, but [[spoiler: when helping to sabotage Fitz and employ Sally Langston against him, he outright threatens Sally's political adviser with this, complete with DeadlyEuphemism]].
---> "If you fail me, then you are ''[[ImpliedDeathThreat fired.]]''"

!!Becky Flynn [[spoiler:Kate]] [-(Susan Pourfar)-]

* ComplexityAddiction: [[spoiler: She was careful to set up Lindsay Dwyer as a suspect for the Cytron bombing. She could have set up Huck for shooting President Grant, but didn't.]]
* DistaffCounterpart[=/=]NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: Both she and Huck are professional killers, which she sees as making them perfect for each other.]]
* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler: Formerly a member of B613 before going freelance. Set up the Cytron bombing for Hollis Doyle and shooting President Grant for Verna Thornton.]]
* ShootTheDog: Literally, in her case.
* StalkingIsLove: First took a "professional curiosity" in Huck, which later turned to love the more she learned about him.

!!Charlie [-(GeorgeNewbern)-]
A former co-worker of Huck's in B6-13.

* BadassBoast: "I killed a king once. He had a crown and everything."
* EasilyForgiven: Rejoined B6-13 with little difficulty.
* EvilMentor: For [[spoiler: Quinn]] starting in "Icarus."
* OneOfUs: He knows his stuff while going undercover at a book club (to steal a member's laptop).
* PsychoForHire
* SweetTooth
* WeUsedToBeFriends: George Newbern says Huck was the closest thing to a friend Charlie ever had.

!!Maya Pope [-(Khandi Alexander)-]

* [[spoiler: NotQuiteDead: she's alive, and has been kept in prison for 22 years.]]
* TheUnfettered: According to Khandi Alexander, [[spoiler:Maya has become this after 22 years locked up by Eli.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Will definitely become this.

!!Andrew Nichols [-(Jon Tenney)-]
Fitz's former Lieutenant Governor and current VP running mate,

* IgnoredEnamoredUnderling: Except maybe not so ignored. [[spoiler: He's in love with Mellie, and she's aware of this.]]
* MillionairePlayboy: Has this image, although all the women he's dated are "age appropriate." He also never got married because [[spoiler: he's in love with Mellie.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

!!Adnan Salif [-(Nazanin Boniadi)-]
Harrison's former boss

* TheDreaded: Harrison is utterly terrified of her.
* SamusIsAGirl: Mentioned a few times before being revealed as a woman. [[spoiler: And Harrison's former and current lover.]]

!!Leo Bergen [-(Paul Adelstein)-]
Sally Langston's campaign manager

* AllJewsAreCheapskates: "Apparently, God's servant can't fly coach."
* DistaffCounterpart: To both Olivia and Cyrus.
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