!!Richard B Riddick
->'''Played By:''' Creator/VinDiesel

->''"You're not afraid of the dark, are you?"''

The protagonist of the series. He is shown to be a highly skilled predator, extremely mobile and stealthy, has a vast knowledge of how to kill almost any humanoid in a variety of ways, is an extreme survivalist, and is notoriously hard to contain. He is also self-admittedly a dangerous convict and murderer, yet despite this, he is sometimes shown to perform moral or even atypically heroic actions, usually against his own better judgment and survivalist nature. Riddick is a Furyan, a member of a warrior race obliterated by a military campaign that left Furya desolate, and is one of the last of his kind. One of his most defining features are his eyes, a characteristic inherent in a certain caste of his species (The Alpha-Furyans), although he implies in Pitch Black that they were "shined" by a back-alley surgical operation. This allows him to see in the dark with no difficulty at all, but also renders his eyes incredibly sensitive to concentrated light, therefore he wears tinted welding goggles for protection. Riddick was once a mercenary, then part of a security force, and later on a soldier. He is also an experienced pilot.
* AlliterativeName: Save for the 'B' that seperates '''R'''ichard and '''R'''iddick.
* {{Badass}}: Riddick is a legendary badass widely feared by both law enforcement and criminals. He's an almost unparalled fighter, has killed scores of experienced warriors, fights monsters hand-to-hand, takes out multiple bounter hunters and [[spoiler:kills the semi-immortal leader of a warrior race.]]
** BadassBoast: He gets more than a few.
-->''"I'll kill you with my teacup."''

-->''"I bow to no man."''

-->''"Sister, they don't know what to do with just one of me."''
* BaldOfAwesome
* BondOneLiner: A few.
* CoolShades: His signature goggles to protect his sensitive eyesight.
* DeadpanSnarker
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Riddick might be an unrepentant murderer and criminal, but does appear to hold himself to some standards.
* FriendToAllChildren: He has a soft spot for children; this was how Johns nabbed him in the first place, by exposing this weakness.
** WouldNotHurtAChild
* GeniusBruiser: He might be built like a tank made of other tanks, but there's a big brain under that bald dome. Riddick is patience, calculating, observent and highly strategic.
* KnifeNut: Riddick favours short blades and is rarely seen using a gun.
* LastOfHisKind: One of the last [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Furyans]], a warrior species that's an offshoot of humanity. The Necromongers killed the rest of them.
* {{Naytheist}}:
-->''"I absolutely believe in God. And I absolutely hate the fucker."''
* NobleDemon
* NotMeThisTime: When [[spoiler:Zeke is killed.]]
-->''"Did I kill a few people? Sure. Did I kill [[spoiler:Zeke?]] No. You got the wrong killer."''
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Again, a few.
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: The series has made a point that Riddick has a severe distaste for rapists.
* SherlockScan: He's able to look at a situation, size things up, and go from there. An example would be when he accurately describes the prison guards' plans to leave.

!Hunter-Gratzner Crew

!!Carolyn Fry
->'''Played By:''' Radha Mitchell

->''"I said I'd die for them, not you!"''

A docking pilot for the Hunter-Gratzner and usually transports civilians and cargo with her crew for a charge, in a form of space transportation. She had an unmoral and unethical moment with dropping the passenger section to save herself, indicating she is not a trustful person.
* TheAtoner: For her DirtyCoward actions as the ship was crashing.
* CharacterDevelopment
* DirtyCoward: Pre-CharacterDevelopment.
* HeroicBSOD
* MoralityPet: Riddick develops a soft spot for her, which gradually becomes devotion.
* NotSoDifferent
* LastNameBasis: She's only called 'Carolyn' during particularly tense moments.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath
* TookALevelInBadass

!!Greg Owens
->'''Played By:''' Simon Burke

A co-pilot of Fry's, who tried to stop Fry from dumping the passengers to certain death.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:By a piece of wreckage during the crash.]]

!Hunter-Gratzner Passengers

!!Kyra AKA Jack B. Badd
->'''Played By:''' Rhiana Griffith & Alexa Davalos

->''"Where the hell can I get eyes like that?"''

A young girl who was travelling on a distant planet for unknown reasons, and she was posing as a boy named Jack to avoid any suspicion.
* ActionGirl
* {{Badass}}
** IJustWantToBeBadass
** TookALevelInBadass
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
* MoralityPet: One for Riddick.
* SheIsAllGrownUp
* SweetPollyOliver
* SuddenNameChange: Is called "Jack" in''Film/PitchBlack'' but suddenly has a proper feminine name "Kyra" in ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'' and is only ever referred to as such after the initial clarification.
* TagalongKid
* TookALevelInJerkass

!!Abu "Imam" al-Walid
->'''Played By:''' Creator/KeithDavid

->''"There is my God, Mr Riddick."''

A Muslim preacher who was travelling to New Mecca for the annual preaching, and was stranded with others when the ship crashed. He is travelling with three young boys.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassPreacher
** TookALevelInBadass
* ButtMonkey
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Him Imam]] Or the equivalent in English, "Holy Man", favoured by Riddick.
* HeroicSacrifice
* MoralityPet: One of Riddick’s.
* PapaWolf: He draws the Necromongers away from his family.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome

!!Paris P Ogilvie
->'''Played By:''' Lewis Fitzgerald

->''"Amazing how you can do without the essentials of life, so long as you have the little luxuries."''

An intergalactic arts dealer selling weaponry and arts from Earth and other planets. He also provided the others with alcohol.
* TheAlcoholic
* TheCynic
* TheDandy
* DeadpanSnarker
* DirtyCoward
* FaceDeathWithDignity
* {{Jerkass}}
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:See the below entries.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: His blind panic screws over ''the entire group.''
* TooDumbToLive

!!Sharon ‘Shazza’ Montgomery
->'''Played By:''' Creator/ClaudiaBlack

A free settler who was travelling across the universe looking for a place to settle.
* BloodSplatteredInnocents
* DeadpanSnarker
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler:She's ripped in two by the baby creatures.]]
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: She unleashes one on [[spoiler:Riddick when she thinks he killed Zeke.]]

!!John ‘Zeke’ Ezekiel
->'''Played By:''' John Moore

A free settler along with Shazza and looking for a home.
* TriggerHappy


!!William J Johns
->'''Played By:''' Cole Hauser

->''"Verdict’s in: the light moves forward!"''

A morphine-addicted bounty hunter and war veteran who is transporting Riddick to high-security prison to collect a large bounty on him. When the ship crashed, he presented himself as an intergalactic police officer and spread the story about Riddick being a serial killer so he could capture him for himself. He is also very immoral person, killing many people and other bounty hunters to capture him.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: At first, he appears to be a clean-cut lawman and typical hero. In reality, he's a scheming weasel with no concern for anyone but himself.
* BountyHunter
* DeadpanSnarker
* DirtyCoward
* EyeScream: He takes his drugs through the eyes with a needle.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler:When Jack asks where Johns is, Riddick only replies, ''"Which half?"'']]
* ItsAllAboutMe
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:He wanted to feed Jack to the creatures...and ends up as a meal himself.]]
* LastNameBasis: With everyone, particularly Riddick.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney
* SouthernFriedGenius
* WouldHurtAChild: Prior to Pitch Black, he used Riddick's [[FriendToAllChildren soft spot for kids]] against him by shooting one and threatening to shoot more unless Riddick gave up.

!!Alexander Toombs
->'''Played By:''' Nick Chinlund

->''"Y’know, you supposed to be some slick-shit killer. Now look at you... all back-of-the-bus and shit."''

A mercenary who wanted to catch Riddick after a short encounter with him on the mercenary ship in Dark Fury. Nothing is really known about his past. His personality is humorous, yet obsessive and cold-hearted.
* {{Badass}}: He may be a repulsive jerk, but he's an improvement on Johns. He at least walks the walk, even if he doesn't match Riddick.
* BadBoss
* BountyHunter
* ButtMonkey
* DeadpanSnarker
* GutturalGrowler
* {{Jerkass}}
* LaughablyEvil: He's bizarrely fun to watch, like an incredibly sadistic stooge.

!!Eve Logan
->'''Played By:''' Christina Cox

->''"Let's go, big boy."''

A mercenary hired by Toombs to help him hunt down and capture Richard B. Riddick.
* {{Badass}}
* BountyHunter
* DarkActionGirl

!Santana's Crew

->'''Played By:''' Jordi Mollà

An arrogant captain of a eight-man mercenary crew
* BountyHunter
* ButtMonkey
* {{Jerkass}}
* KarmicDeath
* OffWithHisHead
* MacheteMayhem
* SmugSnake

->'''Played By:''' Wrestling/{{Batista}}

A merc, Captain Santana's best friend and second in command, tasked with hunting for Riddick.
* BountyHunter
* TheBrute
* {{Jerkass}}

->'''Played By:''' Conrad Pla

A mercenary working under Santana, when they answered the distress call from Mercenary Station P7.
* BountyHunter

-> '''Played By:''' Nolan Gerard Funk

A mercenary who was part of Santana's team whom Santana considered his 'good luck charm'.
* {{Bounty Hunter}}
* {{Butt Monkey}}
* MrFanservice
* {{Token Religious Teammate}}

!Boss Johns' Crew

[[folder:Boss Johns]]
!!Colonel R. 'Boss' Johns
->'''Played By:''' Matthew Nable

A bounty hunter and the father of William J. Johns, and for the last 10 years has been searching for Riddick in hopes of unearthing answers about the death of his son on a planet in the M-344/G System. He arrives to the sun scorched planet where Riddick has activated a beacon to find him.
* AntiVillain
* BountyHunter
* ItsPersonal

->'''Played By:''' Creator/KateeSackhoff

A Nordic bounty hunter of German descent. She's second in command of Boss Johns Mercs and is the primary sniper of the group.
* AmbiguouslyBi: According to Katee Sackhoff, this is what Dahl is.
* AntiVillain
* {{Badass}}
* BountyHunter
* ColdSniper
* MsFanservice

->'''Played By:''' Bokeem Woodbine

A mercenary working for Boss Johns. Moss was the tech guy of the group.
* BountyHunter

->'''Played By:''' Raoul Trujillo

A mercenary working for Boss Johns
* BountyHunter


[[folder:Lord Marshal]]
!!Lord Marshal Zhylaw
->'''Played By:''' Creator/ColmFeore

->''"All those poets, on all those worlds; the ones who spoke of battle being such an unsightly thing? [[BloodKnight They never stood here.]]"''

The leader of the Necromongers. Before Riddick's birth, Zhylaw consulted an Elemental seer, who told him that a Furyan male would be born that would kill him in the future. In retaliation, Zhylaw attacked Furya in an attempt to massacre all male children, going so far as to personally strangle newborn infants with their own umbilical cords. He strangled Riddick with his umbilical cord and believed him dead but Riddick actually survived. At some point, he traveled to the Underverse and afterwards returned not completely human.
* AllThereInTheManual: His name and full history is included on DVD extras.
* AndShowItToYou: He can do this with a person's soul.
* {{Badass}}
* BigBad: He's the main antagonist of ''The Chronicles of Riddick''.
* BloodKnight
* CameBackWrong: From the Underverse, supposedly.
* DarkMessiah: There have been Lord Marshals before Zhylaw and they've all been considered holy to some degree, but Zhylaw is considered 'the last' who will lead their religion to their version of paradise.
* EvilIsHammy
* EvilOverlord
* TheFundamentalist
* GalacticConqueror
* GenocideBackfire
* NiceJobBreakingItHerod
* ReligiousBruiser
* SuperSpeed
* SuperStrength
* TinTyrant
* WickedCultured
* WouldHurtAChild
* YourSoulIsMine

!!Lord Siberius Vaako
->'''Played By:''' Creator/KarlUrban

->''"Obedience without question. Loyalty until Underverse come."''

A Necromonger Commander, serving as Zhylaw's right hand man. Though sent to kill Riddick, confused of his leader's sudden fear, Vaako uses it as an excuse to get close enough to assassinate Zhylaw to become Lord Marshall.
* AmbitionIsEvil
* {{Badass}}
* BloodKnight
* TheDragon: To the Lord Marshal.
** DragonWithAnAgenda: Thanks to the influence of his wife.
* HonorBeforeReason
* KnightTemplar
* NobleDemon
* ReligiousBruiser
* TheStarscream: But only after his wife convinces him that the Lord Marshal has broken the conventions of the Necromonger religion.

[[folder:Dame Vaako]]
!!Dame Vaako
->'''Played By:''' Creator/ThandieNewton

->''"Never fails to inspire, does it? Each time a dynasty falls."''

Wife of the Necromonger Empire commander Lord Vaako. Dame Vaako is consumed by, even defined by, overweening ambition. She is not a comfortable wife, constantly pushing Vaako to higher office, even hinting at murder to advance his career.
* AmbitionIsEvil
* BigNO
* TheDarkChick
* DeadpanSnarker
* LadyMacbeth
* MsFanservice

[[folder:The Purifier]]
!!The Purifier
->'''Played By:''' Linus Roache

->''"We all began as something else."''

* DeathEqualsRedemption
* DrivenToSuicide
* TheEvilGenius

->'''Played By:''' Mark Gibbon

* TheBrute
* DumbMuscle
* TheQuietOne
* TheWorfEffect

->'''Played By:''' Andreas Apergis

A commander in Necromonger Empire.
* BaldOfEvil
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Half of his face is covered in a web of scratches. Lampshaded by Riddick:
--> '''Riddick''': That guy with the fucked-up face, Krone.
* GunsAkimbo: [[spoiler: shoots the rock on which Riddick is standing with two gravity pistols.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: [[spoiler:How he justifies his betrayal.]]
* KNames
* KilledMidSentence
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:It turns out that he, not Vaako, betrayed Riddick.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler:In the director's cut it's shown that he scarred the face of one of the consorts the same way as his.]]

!Other Characters

->'''Played By:''' Creator/JudiDench

->''"In normal times, evil would be fought with good. But in times like these, well, it should be fought by another kind of evil."''

A member of a race known as Elementals, whose religion is based around the Balance of the universe. They actively seek to keep this balance, and their ability to use numbers and equations to calculate odds is so accurate that to others it closely resembles foretelling and prophecy.
* CoolOldLady
* DeadpanSnarker
* ExactWords
* GenreSavvy
* MissExposition
* NighInvulnerability
* NotQuiteFlight: She can't fly, but she can glide quite well.

[[folder:The Guv]]
!!The Guv
->'''Played By:''' Yorick van Wageningen

->''"There are inmates and there are convicts. A convict has a certain code. And he knows to show a certain respect. An inmate, on the other hand, pulls the pin on his fellow man. Does the guards' work for them... brings shame... to the game. So, which are you gonna be?"''

* {{Badass}}
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: He's only known as 'The Guv'.
* AFatherToHisMen
* TheOldConvict