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[[folder: Law Enforcement]]

!! Det. Sonya Cross
A member of the El Paso police department.

->'''Played By:''' DianeKruger

* AmbiguousDisorder: WordOfGod says it's UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome.
* BrutalHonesty: Not the person you want notifying a victim's family.
* ByTheBookCop
* {{Determinator}}
* FairCop
* FakeAmerican : Although [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent Diane Kruger isn't doing much to conceal her German accent]], so the show may reveal that she is in fact German
* GoodIsNotNice
* LackOfEmpathy: This gets her thrown out of the house of the husband of the murdered judge.
* NoSocialSkills

!! Det. Marco Ruiz
A homicide detective for the Mexican state of Chihuahua.

->'''Played By:''' Demián Bichir

* BewareTheNiceOnes: Despite his friendly demeanor, he's actually the bad cop of the GoodCopBadCop duo with Sonya.
* CowboyCop: Relatively mild example. Given the state of the [[DirtyCop Mexican police]], breaking a few rules is practically the only way to get real detective work done.
* DeadpanSnarker
* HonorBeforeReason: [[spoiler: Despite having no obligation or expectation to do so, he returns a suitcase full of money to a ruthless drug lord. And then, just to make it clear that he's not a CorruptCop, he turns down a reward from said drug lord.]]
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope:[[spoiler: In the last scene of the first season, he asks Fausto to help him get at David Tate so he can kill him personally.]]
* KnightInSourArmor: Admits that most murders aren't even investigated in Mexico, due to the sheer number of them.
* LawOfInverseFertility: His wife gets pregnant right before he has a vasectomy.
* NiceGuy
* OnlySaneEmployee: One of the few cops in his department that isn't corrupt.
* OnlySaneMan
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: A past love affair is what turns David Tate into a killer.]]

!! Lt. Hank Wade
A jaded El Paso cop and Detective Cross' supervisor.

->'''Played By:''' Ted Levine

* AFatherToHisMen: To Sonya and Marco.
* KnightInSourArmor
* OnlyFriend: Seems to be the only one who understands Sonya.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

!! Det. Tim Cooper
Part of the El Paso branch, he's one of the guys on the case. Calls out Sonya for receiving favoritism from Hank.

->'''Played By:''' Johnny Dowers

!! Captain Alejandro Robles
A mostly corrupt captain of the Chihuahua State Police. Marco's boss.

->'''Played By:''' Juan Carlos Cantu

!! Manny Stokes
A bumbling El Paso County sheriff.

->'''Played By:''' Larry Clarke

!! Celia Delgado
One of Marco's colleagues.

->'''Played By:''' Ellie Araiza

!! Kitty Conchas
The receptionist at El Paso PD's CAP.

->'''Played By:''' Diana Maria Riva

!! Richard Heller
An FBI agent, attached to the task force.

->'''Played By:''' Alex Fernandez

!! Ralph Gedman
An FBI agent, attached to the task force.

->'''Played By:''' David Meunier


[[folder: El Paso Ranch]]

!! Charlotte Millwright
A wealthy widowed wife of a rancher.

->'''Played By:''' Annabeth Gish

* DarkSecret: Discovers that her late husband smuggled illegals across the border through a tunnel to his ranch.
* GoldDigger: What her stepdaughter thinks of her.
* [[spoiler:KickTheSonOfABitch: Kills Graciela and Tim]]
* NiceToTheWaiter: To her servant Cesar.
* [[spoiler:StartOfDarkness]]
* TrophyWife
* [[spoiler: WhyDontYaJustShootHim]]

!! Ray
A friend and former lover of Charlotte.

->'''Played By:''' Brian Van Holt

* AffablyEvil
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler: Couldn't bring himself to kill his good friend Tim, even after he's found out to be a criminal informant.]]
* FriendsWithBenefits: with Charlotte
* OnlyInFlorida
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: His friend Tim, an FBI informant, gets him guns to smuggle through Graciela with transmitters on them; when Graciela finds them, she assumes Charlotte is the informant.
* WhatAnIdiot: Not the brightest gun smuggler out there.

!! Cesar
Charlotte's servant at the ranch.

->'''Played By:''' Alejandro Patino

* BattleButler
* [[spoiler: BigDamnHeroes]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* OnlySaneMan

!! Kate Millwright
Karl Millwright's daughter, Charlotte's stepdaughter.

->'''Played By:''' Emily Wickersham


[[folder: Journalists]]

!! Daniel Frye
A newspaper reporter whose once-promising career has been derailed by a life of parties and substance abuse.

->'''Played By:''' Matthew Lillard

* ICouldaBeenAContender
* ILetGwenStacyDie: [[spoiler: He takes some of the blame for the deaths of David Tate's family.]]
* JadedWashout --> IntrepidReporter
* JerkAss --> JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* MoralityPet: Adrianna
* TheAlcoholic
** Though he's attempting to get sober.
* VitriolicBestBuds

!! Adriana Mendez
A young reporter who works with Frye.

->'''Played By:''' Emily Rios

* IntrepidReporter
* LipstickLesbian
* NiceGirl


[[folder: Others]]

!! Steven Linder
A lone wolf trying to survive in the lawless borderland.

->'''Played By:''' Thomas M. Wright

* AntiHero
* {{Badass}}
* BodyguardCrush
* CreepyMonotone
* NiceGuy
* NoSocialSkills

!! Fausto Galvan
A drug lord in Mexico.

->'''Played By:''' Ramón Franco

* AffablyEvil: A nice enough guy, for a drug lord
* BewareTheSillyOnes: a mild example; while he is a bit of a weird guy who has a tendency to have [[SeinfeldianConversation Seinfeldian Conversations]] with his [[TheDragon Dragon]], the show never downplays that he is a ''very'' dangerous guy
* TheDon
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He notes that he's not a serial killer, because he doesn't enjoy killing.
* PragmaticVillainy: Fronts up ransom money for a woman kidnapped by the serial killer, just to get the Feds out of Mexico.

!! Gustavo "Gus" Ruiz
Marco's son from a previous marriage.

->'''Played By:''' Carlos Pratts

* DawsonCasting
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Sonya.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* NotSoDifferent: When Sonya opens up about how hard her AmbiguousDisorder makes it for her to read people, he reminds her that he's the one who brought her flowers she didn't want.
* [[spoiler: StuffedIntoTheFridge]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Will call out his dad for his extramarital affairs.
* WhenYouComingHomeDad

!! Alma Ruiz
Marco's current wife.

->'''Played By:''' Catalina Sandino Moreno

* [[spoiler: DamselInDistress]]
* [[GoodParents Good Parent]]: Treats her stepson Gus like her own, even after she kicks Marco out of the house for cheating.
* YourCheatingHeart: Only after discovering Marco's infidelity.

!! Kenneth Hastings/[[spoiler:David Tate]]
Alma's colleague.

->'''Played By:''' Eric Lange

* [[spoiler:DisproportionateRetribution: Against everyone who unknowingly had a hand in the deaths of his wife and son.]]
* DoggedNiceGuy
* [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn: The deaths of his wife and son.]]
* [[spoiler:Revenge]]
* [[spoiler:SerialKiller]]
* WalkingSpoiler
* [[spoiler:XanatosGambit]]

!! Graciela Rivera
An older Mexican woman who operates the tunnel under the Millwright ranch.

-->'''Played By:''' Alma Martinez

* [[TheDon La Jefa]] Smuggles people, although not above smuggling weapons.
* KnifeNut
---> "Shall we start with the face?"

!! Eva Guerra
A young Mexican woman whom Steven Linder smuggles over the border to a safehouse.

->'''Played By:''' Stephanie Sigman

!! Hector 'Calaca' Valdez
One of Fausto Galvan's sicarios, Eva's boyfriend.

->'''Played By:''' Arturo del Puerto

!! Jackson Childress
A disturbed vigilante, kicked off the police force.

->'''Played By:''' Chris Browning

* CloudCuckoolander
* ConspiracyTheorist
* [[spoiler: RedHerring]]
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain
---> "I was trying to shoot the Mexican."

!! Jim Dobbs
The man who raped and murdered Sonya's sister, Lisa.

->'''Played By:''' Brad William Henke

!! Gina Meadows
A young El Paso girl, first seen at the police station being held overnight for shoplifting.

->'''Played By:''' Cole Bernstein

!! Obregon
One of Fausto Galvan's enforcers.

->'''Played By:''' Daniel Edward Mora

!! Sofia Mendez
Adriana's mother.

->'''Played By:''' Blanca Araceli

* [[HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster Have You Tried Not Being Gay?]]: How she approaches her daughter's sexual orientation. It leads to conflict.

!! Daniela Mendez
Adriana's younger sister. She stopped going to school to work in a maquiladora.

->'''Played By:''' Lorena McGregor

!! Bob
The owner of a ranch that doubles as a safehouse for abused women.

->'''Played By:''' Jon Gries

!! Cristina Fuentes
A young Mexican woman, whose bottom half was found on the Bridge of the Americas. Came north to Juarez to work in the maquiladoras, but turned to prostitution.

->'''Played By:''' Natalie Amenula

!! Maria
A Mexican woman trying to cross the border.

->'''Played By:''' Karen Sours

!! Darcy
Steven Linder's coworker at the homeless shelter.

->'''Played By:''' Diane Delano

!! Monte P. Flagman
A mysterious lawyer, employed by Graciela Rivera, Charlotte's husband, and eventually Charlotte herself.

->'''Played By:''' Lyle Lovett

* AmoralAttorney: Sort of. He doesn't appear to be worse than any other lawyer; he just represents some '''very''' evil people.
* PunchClockVillain: He'll help anyone who can pay his fees.