[[folder: Jackie Estacado]]
!!Jackie Estacado/The Darkness

->'''Voiced by''': Kirk Acevedo (1st game), Creator/BrianBloom (2nd game).

* OneHundredPercentAdorationRating: Jackie is greatly respected by the mafia and most of the citizens of New York.
* AFatherToHisMen: It's hard to deny the respect his men have for him, and he treats them very well in turn.
* AffablyEvil: He's a killer, but he can show kindness from time to time and he's got a sense of honor.
* AntiHero: Of the NominalHero variety.
* BadassInANiceSuit: He's always wearing a dress shirt and slacks, even when killing people.
* BadassLongcoat: Where he keeps a rather impressive array of guns.
* BenevolentBoss: Besides just respecting his men, he also treats them well, giving them all the liquor they can drink, and the ammo they can burn through. Additionally, when one of their own falls, Jackie makes sure that all of their expenses are paid and that the families are taken care of, completely out of pocket, expecting nothing in return. This has created UndyingLoyalty from his crew, who all say that Jackie is a better mob boss than his uncle Paulie could ever hope to be.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: A hyper-exaggerated version of the mafia code. Jackie is okay with murdering anyone involved in organized crime by the hundreds, dealing drugs, prostitution, and collateral damage. However, if he kills a civilian he gets really disturbed by it.
** In one comic, it's revealed Jackie's Good Side is of the NeighborhoodFriendlyGangsters type of crook while his evil side is a monster.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Deconstructed. Jackie finds out that one of his random hits was the fiancée of an FBI agent and is horrified.
* CantHaveSexEver: Jackie seems to think this, though this overlooks some obvious possibilities. He's really only forbidden sex which impregnates a woman.
** [[spoiler: In a bizarre aversion, he ''does'' attempt to solicit a Chinese prostitute to give him oral sex. It's interrupted.]]
* TheCasanova / ThePornomancer: Before he bonded with the Darkness, Jackie was shown to engage in large amounts of anonymous sex with various beautiful women. He lost his virginity to a female police officer when he was only 14 years old! He still gets asked for various trysts from a variety of women throughout the story.
* CelibateHero: Averted twice. Both times with nonhumans.
* ContractualImmortality: In-universe, the Darkness refuses to let him stay dead until he has produced a male heir.
* CursedWithAwesome: He views the Darkness as this, even if he takes advantage of the power it gives him.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Jackie wields the power of The Darkness, but he has a strong sense of honor and goes out of his way to protect those close to him.
* FirstPersonSmartass: When Jackie talks to himself, it's often about how dumb anyone would be to try and oppose him.
* HumanoidAbomination: The end result of what happens when an EldritchAbomination becomes a part of you. Plus [[LovecraftianSuperpower there]] [[BodyHorror are]] [[CombatTentacles his]] [[CastingAShadow powers]]
* HandsomeLech: Before the comics.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: At least on becoming a full-fledged hero. He'll only ever be an AntiHero at best.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Sarah Pezzini thinks he's this, when it's more the fact Jackie has a very strange moral code.
* HitmanWithAHeart: Jackie only ever intentionally goes after other mobsters and crooks. He tries to avoid killing innocent people at all costs, and he's shown to treat his crew with a great deal of respect.
* HollywoodAtheist: Averted. Jackie often debates the existence of God due to the horrible things he's seen but other times seems solidly Catholic.
** In retrospect, Jackie seems more like a NayTheist who is downright angry at God more than a disbeliever. It's difficult to doubt God's existence when you may or may not be part of him.
* HorrifyingHero: His powers connecting to a deranged EldritchAbomination and his tendency to leave villains soiling themselves in fear make him terrifying to even the most hardened of corrupt cops and mobsters.
* MoralityChain / MoralityPet: Jenny. Deconstructed with the fact Jackie tries to make [[spoiler: Jenny's sister]] and later, [[spoiler: a rebel woman]] into his MoralityPet. He turns decides against it when he realizes it would only expose them to needless danger and/or corrupt them.
** Sarah Pezzini [[spoiler: and their daughter, Hope,]] in a bizarre way.
* NecessarilyEvil: In the game, quite a few of the less-than-pleasant things that Jackie does is to ensure the safety of his allies; Johnny Powell certainly concurs with this belief.
* NeverHurtAnInnocent: Jackie only kills other members of the mob, those who are part of the Conspiracy, and anyone who tries to stand in his way. He intentionally leaves innocent people alone.
* NobleDemon: The closest thing to an outright hero in the crime world he lives in.
* PapaWolf: Mess with Hope, and he will hunt you down and kill you. Mess with one of his crew, and he'll kill you even faster.
* ShroudedInMyth: Other gangsters seem to spread rumors about what Jackie is and how he prefers to work at night. One of common reactions when Jackie unleashes The Darkness on other mafiosos is ''[[OhCrap Oh God, the rumors are true!]]''
%%* TallDarkAndSnarky
* VillainProtagonist: Though how much of a "villain" he is can sometimes be debatable, Jackie is ultimately a very dangerous man.

[[folder: The Darkness]]

!! The Darkness

->'''Voiced by:''' Music/MikePatton

* AxCrazy: Has a rather unhealthy and ''very'' enthusiastic approach to tearing people apart.
* ArchEnemy: Of the Angelus, which it fought since the creation and of former Darkness bearer Aram.
* BigBad: Of the Outer Darkness/Inner Darkness arc.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: It seems to truly not understand how humans work physically, psychologically, or emotionally. All it sees humans as is fodder for creating suffering.
* CastingAShadow: It's right there in its name.
* ChewingTheScenery: In the games, Mike Patton is clearly having fun with the role.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: In the game, its dialogue swings from eccentric to downright weird; at one point, it even lurches into BuffySpeak by informing Jackie that it fixed his "broken head ball." However, it sobers very rapidly when it feels like making a point- or when its existence is threatened.
* ClingyMacGuffin: The BigBad of the Artifacts crossover said that it's almost impossible to separate The Darkness from it's wielder and The Darkness claims that not even death can take away it's host.
* CombatTentacles: Particularly nasty ones with MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily and GlowingEyesOfDoom on the ends.
* EldritchAbomination: To the point that in the second game, he is explicitly referred to as the pre-Creation darkness.
* EvenEvilHasStandards; Finds the Angelus' ways of doing things a bit unnerving.
* EvilSoundsDeep: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LZOsPBN2X0 Sweet lord...]]
* GambitRoulette: The reason for the Darkness choosing the Estacado bloodline? They hoped, eventually, they would have sex with Darkness-created concubines enough that a child would be produced.
** The Darkness may have just been taunting Jackie.
* GodIsEvil: The Darkness may well be as close to God as anything in the setting, along with The Angelus.
** Though the second game mentions God as a separate entity on multiple occasions. For instance, the origin of the universe as explained by Johnny:
-->'''Johnny Powell:''' In the beginning there wasn't shit. Literally! Nothing but void and darkness, and that's how the Darkness liked it. It wasn't until God decreed that: "Turn on the lights!", that things got nasty.
* GravityMaster
* [[JerkassGods Jerkass God]]
* KillHimAlready:
--> '''The Darkness (in regards to killing [[spoiler: Paulie]]):''' ''Take his life so that I can take yours!''
* LovecraftianSuperpower: To its host, it gives a massive HealingFactor, [[CastingAShadow darkness-based powers]] and the ability to [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impale people]] with CombatTentacles. It all comes at [[CursedWithAwesome a price]], though.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily
* OrderVersusChaos: The chaos to The Angelus' order.
* OmnicidalManiac

[[folder: Comics and Game]]

!! The Brotherhood

* AdaptationDistillation: The Brotherhood in the second game is much more menacing and powerful than the one in the comics.
* CompositeCharacter: There's a similar EvilArmy version of the Brotherhood in the comic, it just worships the Angelus. Becomes FridgeBrilliance when you realize the Brotherhood has tried to use the Angelus in the games as well.
* DeaderThanDead: The only sane member of the Brotherhood has his soul destroyed by the Angelus for freeing the Darkness after they capture it. Johnny says this is the only time in history it's happened and is a poor reward for saving the world.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: In the game it's implied the Darkness slowly drove them mad when they managed to capture it. [[spoiler: The first time.]]
* OmnicidalManiac: Pretty much the religion's M.O., either with [[CastingAShadow The Darkness]] or, in the game at least, [[LightTheWay The Angelus]].
* PutOnABus: Sonatine and Wenders were the only really notable members of the cult in the comic and they disappear after volume one.
* ReligionOfEvil
* XanatosGambit: The cult in the game attempts to determine whether Jackie is the Darkness' wielder by sending an army of goons to kill him. If he doesn't, he dies, but if he does, they can get it from him.

!!Paulie Franchetti

Voiced by Creator/DwightSchultz

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Pretty much everyone hates Paulie, with other mobsters, and members of his family expressing their disapproval at his antics, and are more than willing to help Jackie get Paulie out of the picture. Even his men can be heard talking about how they despise him and [[spoiler: the survivors of Jackie's final RoaringRampageOfRevenge, will turn against Paulie (of course this is after they are grievously wounded by his powers).]]
* BadBoss: His EstablishingCharacterMoment is leading Jackie into a suicide mission for questioning how he does his business.
* BigBad: Of the first game.
* BullyingADragon: Provoking Jackie Estacado, a trained contract killer who commands an EldritchAbomination, by burning down the orphanage he grew up in and killing his girlfriend Jenny right in front of him ends up being Paulie’s last two mistakes.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Pretty much his MO. He is known for vicious retaliation against the slightest offence against him. The biggest example in the game is him blowing up an orphanage to spite Jackie.
* TheDon: Of the Franchetti Crime Family. Not that the rest of the mob is happy with him.
* EntitledBastard: Paulie is someone who has no loyalty but expects it in return. He pretty much expects everyone to sit back and take his bullshit. When he attempts to kill Jackie, he gets more pissed off that Jackie is taking revenge. When the two fight, he alternates between trying and threatening to kill Jackie and begging him to let him live.
* EvilUncle: Is refered to as "Uncle Paulie", although he is acutally a cousin to one of Jackie's parents.
* FatBastard: Is on the larger side, and among the biggest scumbag in the game.
* FlayingAlive: How Paulie goes out in the comic.
* KickTheDog: A lot of what he does over the course of the game, like [[spoiler:blowing up the orphanage that Jackie grew up in and most notably, killing Jenny in the game]].
* LargeHam: Paulie ''never'' stops shouting. He is always angry.
* IdiotBall: In Johnny's own words from the second game, [[spoiler: killing Jenny was the dumbest thing Franchetti ever did.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: In the game, after he's called a hit on Jackie and tried to kill him with an explosive-rigged closet, he's inexplicably offended when Jackie retaliates by launching attacks on Paulie's various businesses.
* OhCrap: Gets a huge one in the comic when he comes face to face with Jackie's demons, and when he realizes that [[spoiler:Jackie timed his revenge attack on his compound to give Paulie only a few minutes of sunlight as a HopeSpot. "Even you can't stop the world from turning."]]
* SmugSnake: By and large, his comics incarnation is this; the game version's too grouchy to be even remotely smug.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: When Jackie has him on the ground near the end of the first game, he starts begging with Jackie to spare him. However, this turns out to be a subversion, as it is a way to distract him so that he can grab for the nearest gun and kill Jackie.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: Blows up and orphanage, killing some of the children and severally burning and injuring the survivors. Judging by his taunting phone call to Jackie, he has a pretty vicious attitude about it. At another point, one of his mooks can be heard telling the story of how he rigged a school bus to crash because one of the children's parents crossed him.

!!Captain Eddie Shrote

Voiced by James Mathers

* BadassGrandpa: For a man his age, Shrote is a very fast runner.
* DirtyCop
* SurroundedByIdiots: Most of his fellow officers are just as crooked as he is; as much of his irritable grumbling indicates, they're nowhere near as savvy as him.
* ThisIsADrill: His torture device of choice... which breaks down halfway through the torture session.
--> Chinese piece of shit!
* ToThePain: In the game, explains how he's going to drill holes into the pain centre's of Jackie's brain, before he gets started.
* TortureTechnician: In the game, he tortures Jackie for information after capturing him, [[ColdBloodedTorture perforating his face with an electric drill]]. Apparentlyf, he's done this ''many'' times before, and he's had time to make it his specialty.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: He actually manages to keep a good rap with the media, even though everybody knows he's bent as hell.

!!The Angelus
The Angelus entity is the embodiment of light and is the equal and opposite force of the Darkness.

* AGodAmI: She was worshiped as a sun goddess by the Incans and the Shinto. And she claims God and Jesus are both redundant in her presence.
* AngelicBeauty: Despite the name, she is not an actual angel but her design is evocative of this trope.
* ArchEnemy: The Darkness which it fought since the creation.
* BigBad: The most common antagonist faced by Jackie when he is not fighting normal mobsters or people trying to steal or use his powers for their own ends.
* EldritchAbomination: Literally the Light of Creation.
** HumanoidAbomination: After taking a human host.
* GodIsEvil: The Angelus may well be as close to God as anything in the setting, along with The Darkness. It claims that both God and Jesus Christ are redundant in its presence.
* GrandTheftMe: The Angelus takes complete control over its host mind and body(e.g. Lauren Franchetti, Celestine Wright, and in game Darkness II [[spoiler:Jenny]]), until its HeelFaceTurn after which its lets its host keep control over their mind and body.
* HeelFaceTurn: After taking Danielle Baptiste as its host The Angelus as been on the side of good.
* HornedHumanoid: All its host have horns on their head as the Angelus.
* [[JerkassGods Jerkass Goddess]]
* LightIsGood: After her HeelFaceTurn.
* LightIsNotGood: Unquestionably a force of light and law. It just so happens that the Angelus is a completely sociopathic entity that believes the world should be run by her light and her laws.
* LightEmUp: Naturally as the incarnation of light, she has complete control over it.
* LogicalWeakness: While the Darkness doesn't have power in the presence of light, the inverse is applicable to Angelus. Jackie defeats her for the first time by luring her to a dark cave, deprived of light which weakened her so much that she rapidly aged in matter of moments.
* MamaBear: While possessing Lauren Franchetti, she retains the love and affection she had for her daughter.
* MsFanservice: For a primordial force of light that could easily count as an EldritchAbomination in her own right, her female host turns into this trope when taken over by the Angelus. For instance the old and invalid Lauren Franchetti is rejuvenated into a smoking hot bombshell when she becomes the second host. Even when she wears something that covers her completely, it tends to be extremely form-fitting.
* OrderVersusChaos: The order to The Darkness' chaos.
* OmnicidalManiac: In at least one alternate future, she managed to destroy Earth. ''Singlehandedly''.
* PsychoLesbian: It initially seemed to be something within the Angelus itself since the second Angelus hints at creating female sexual partners.
* {{Stripperific}}: The Angelus before taking Finch as a host.


[[folder: Comics Only]]
!! Frankie Franchetti

* AffablyEvil: Or so it seems.
* AxCrazy: To an extraordinary level. He actually attacks Gotham City Police Department ''in broad daylight.'' Yes, [[Franchise/{{Batman}} that]] [[Franchise/TheDCU Gotham City]].
* BigBad: Arguably, the one who hurt Jackie the most.
* DomesticAbuse: While he didn't necessarily hit his wife, when he caught her cheating on him, he tied her up into a chair and slowly murdered her lover with a blow torch in front of her. The trauma rendered Lauren catatonic for many years.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Frankie is a vicious and brutal mobster, but even he was disturbed by Jackie's father Danny Estacado, who was a sadistic hitman that also had the power of Darkness, infamous for his degenerate and self-destructive ways. Frankie noted he never hired him and he was relieved to hear his death.
* KickTheDog: Killed his wife's lover with a blow torch by slow torture. He also [[spoiler:murders Jenny, films her death and sends the tape to Jackie]].
* OhCrap: [[spoiler: When he realizes Jackie has rigged the warehouse he's in to explode.]]
* VillainousIncest: At one point, he kisses his daughter in the lips. While she is ''catatonic no less''.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Gives many of these to Jackie Estacado, thus increasing his loyalty.
* WouldHitAGirl: Obviously, to be expected from a psychotic mobster like him. Not to mention he is the one to personally gun down [[spoiler:Jenny]].
* WouldHurtAChild: One of his nicknames which he actually refers to is Frankie "Kill the children too" Franchetti.

!!Appolonia Franchetti

* BrattyHalfPint: Jackie most certainly remember her this way.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Appolonia is unquestionably a ruthless bitch, but she loved her mother and never forgave her dad for breaking her so badly.
* FreudianExcuse: She once saw her father torturing her mother's lover to death, causing her to have a nervous breakdown.
* HarmfulToMinors: No child should ever watch a man being blow-torched to death, much less by her own father - although in all fairness, Frankie never intended for see this.
* KickTheDog: She snaps her own cat's neck just to prove a point how she will get rid of anyone that gets in her way.
* MafiaPrincess: Desconstructed. Being the daughter of a particularly vicious mobster like Franchetti is not going to be good for a child's mental health.
* ObfuscatingDisability: While she does get genuinely catatonic because of Jackie's actions, she is healed thanks to the Madgalena, but spends a couple of time faking it.
* RightHandCat: Appolonia is introduced carrying a cat of high breed that she raised since she was a kitten. [[KickTheDog Appolonia promptly kills it in front of Jackie to show she means business]].

!!Capris Castiglione
Jackie's twin sister.

* ActionGirl
* AxCrazy
* TheDragon: The Darkness' dragon in the Outer Darkness arc.
* EvilFeelsGood: How she feels about the Darkness.
* [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn]]: [[spoiler:Already beginning towards the first time she and Jackie met. It's completed by the time she next meets him, having become a psychopath in the service of the Darkness.]]
* MsFanservice: Oddly, without being Stripperiffic.
* PutOnABus: Disappears completely after volume 1.
** TheBusCameBack: She returns in a later arc [[spoiler: now the Darkness' puppet.]]
*** [[spoiler: It was also a case of BackForTheDead.]]

!!The Magdalena
Descended from Mary Magdalene and Jesus Christ, The Magdalena is an assassin born and bred to serve the Vatican in times of duress.

* TheFundamentalist: The Sister Marielle incarnation is fanatically devoted to her faith due to being sheltered all her life and constantly spits off HolierThanThou dogma while fighting
* HolyHitman: The Vatican's finest

!! Sonatine

* BaldOfEvil: Basically looks like Lex Luthor with a tattoo.
* BigBad: Of the first volume of the comics.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: The last character in the world you'd expect for one.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Sonatine is hilarious, in a truly sick sick way.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Tries to put the Darkness in Ian Nottingham, ends up putting the Witchblade on him too.
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler:Wenders.]] However, retconned away.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Deconstructed. Sonatine has nowhere near Jackie's level of power and often engages in quirky bizarre behavior, then he does something from behind the scenes that ruins people's lives.
* MindRape: Sonatine's favorite form of humor.
* PutOnABus: Disappears completely after the first volume.

!! Nino Wenders

* DepravedHomosexual: Not so much depraved as kind of pathetic.
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: has his soul bound to Sonatine's body, which has been buried.]]
** {{Retcon}}ned away with his GrandTheftMe [[spoiler:by Sonatine]], which was itself retconned away.
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler: Happens to him.]] Still, retconned away.
* IncompatibleOrientation: How he sees his relationship with Jackie. To say Jackie wouldn't like Wenders even if he was gay is understating things.

!!Angelus Warriors

* ActionGirl: The female Angelus warriors.
* CoolMask: Some of the Angelus Warriors where a mask that covers part of their face.
* LightEmUp
* {{Mooks}}: They serve as the Angelus' mooks
* MsFanservice: The female Angelus Warriors. Justified since they also double as concubines for their mistress when outside of battle.
* {{Stripperific}}: Most of the Angelus warriors are show a lot of skin.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Some of the Male Angelus warriors.

* ArtificialHuman: A woman of flesh and blood created Jackie using the Darkness power to be his companion.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Despite supposedly dying while giving birth to a pure darkness being, she is revealed to have recovered]].
* CuteMonsterGirl: She is the same kind of being as the Darklings, i.e. the shadow beings summoned by Jackie, except she is human looking and more attractive.
* DeathByChildbirth: [[spoiler:Elle becomes pregnant with Jackie's son, a being of pure, concentrated darkness, whose birth tears her apart. Subverted when its revealed she had survived]].
* MsFanservice: Justified: Elle serves this role InUniverse because Jackie can't have sex with normal woman without risking impregnating them and himself dying, so he creates a courtesan for himself to curb his flesh desires.
* PsychopathicManchild: Combine the fact Elle has a consistently childish mindset (an adult-looking ArtificialHuman won't necessarily act mature) and fact she is a humanoid being created out of primordial darkness with murderous impulses and you have this trope).

!!The Foreigner/Aman The Witch-King
An ancient wielder of the Darkness that was able to get rid of it through meditation and years of internal struggle.

* ContractualImmortality: In-universe, the Darkness refuses to let him stay dead
* DarkIsEvil: Played straight as the wielder of the Darkness. [[spoiler: He's changed after being separated from it and now wants the Darkness destroyed.]]
* EvilOverlord: Once ruled all of Africa when he was the Darkness wielder.
* LegacyCharacter: A former Darkness wielder.
* NoSell: He can negate the Darkness.
* StealthMentor: Spends more time mentoring Jackie of the full potential of his powers, than actually combating him whenever they meet.
* TimeAbyss: Has lived for ten thousand of years.

!!The Sovereign
A once mighty Roman Emperor who was killed by a wielder of the Darkness alongside his family, The Sovereign is a human-turned-archdemon wishes to exact vengeance over the Darkness both for the fall of his kingdom and the deaths of himself and his family.

* AManOfWealthAndTaste: He tries to enjoy the fancier things in life despite being an animate statue.
* {{Archenemy}}: To Jackie
* DevilsJobOffer: He made a deal with the authorities of Hell in order to obtain a privileged position as a keeper of damned souls and as a lord of a corner of Hell itself
* {{Narcissist}}: His narcissism was such that he had multitudes of artists craft stone statues in his image. The Fates bound his soul after death to the many idols made in his image as a means of ironic punishment for his vanity.
* TakenForGranite: He can manifest his soul through many specially carved statues of his himself. Most of them tend to be made of durable stone.


[[folder: Game Only]]
!! Brother Victor

Voiced by William Salyers

* AdaptationDistillation: Victor is arguably a much more menacing foe than Sonatine due to the fact he doesn't stop his evil schemes to engage in oddball humor.
* BigBad: Of ''The Darkness II''.
* ContrastingSequelAntagonist: To Paulie from the first game. Paulie is a fat Mafia don, who commits needless cruel crimes for pretty much any reason, is cowardly, is pretty down to Earth in a MagicRealism game, his entire personality can be summed up in over the top anger at all times, and ultimately a ZeroEffortBoss. Victor is thin, the leader of a ReligionOfEvil, seeks and relies on magical artifacts with supernatural ambitions, only uses the mob and underworld as a front for his operations, is pragmatic (if only slightly) and alternates between calm and collect to a rather vicious streak. Both however are still sadistic, and both start out their respective games sending their men on a suicide mission.
* {{Expy}}: Of Sonatine.
* EvilCripple: He's hunchbacked, wears braces on his legs, and walks with the aid of a cane.
* EvilSorcerer: His knowledge of magical artefacts and supernatural powers put him squarely in this category; doubly so when [[spoiler: he manages to capture the Darkness.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Brother Victor can swing from insulting to condescendingly polite at the drop of a hat, all the while insisting that he's doing what he does for Jackie's own good; under this exterior, Victor is as sadistic and monstrous as they come.
* FinalBoss: [[spoiler:He's the final boss character Jackie fights before the endgame]].
* FlashStep: His powers allow him to move in this manner, handily overcoming his disabilities in the process.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Victor is a deformed hunchback covered in scars.
* HandicappedBadass: Having a leg brace does virtually nothing to stop him from being a competent fighter against Jackie. Could be due to airing Darkness powers.
* LooksLikeOrlok: To be more specific, he's described as looking like "Nosferatu on crack" by a prostitute.
* ObviouslyEvil: The hunchback man with a limp and scars on his face.
* OmnicidalManiac: The implications of his speeches are that he intends to use the Darkness to bring about the end of the world.
** Hilariously, it's implied by Johnny the Brotherhood's OmnicidalManiac tendancies come from the Darkness.
* ReligionOfEvil: He and his brotherhood ''worships the Darkness.'' Enough said.
* SmugSnake: As part of his FauxAffablyEvil demeanour.
* VillainTeleportation: Aquires this power when he harasses the powers of the Darkness.

!! Johnny Powell

Voiced by David Hoffman

* AdmiringTheAbomination: Johnny Powell can be surprisingly... aroused by many of the artifacts you bring him.
* CrazyHomelessPeople: According to Vinnie, the "new guys" found him living under a bridge in a cardboard box. They didn't (seeing as finding him is a goal of the first mission of the "Vendettas" campaign), but he does say that he lives in such a situation.
* CrazySane: Johnny comes off as a complete nut, ''and he is'' but he's arguably the most well-informed man on the planet regarding the supernatural.
* CunningLinguist: Johnny is implied to speak multiple dead languages.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Implied to be the reason for Johnny's insanity.
* GibberingGenius: He is a scholar on occult matters. He can also barely keep speak in coherent sentences due to being a neurotic mess whose mind is tainted by exposure to said occult matters.
* HumansAreMorons: Grumbles that this is pretty much the case while explaining "the Fool's Phylactery."
* LargeHam: And how!
* MrExposition: He knows everything there is to know about anything related to The Darkness and is the one to tell Jackie about the Brotherhood and the Angelus. He's also the one to narrate the backstories of the collectible relics.
* NightmareFetishist: If he's not terrified out of his life by it, chances are that Johnny will be gushing over a lot of the Darkness relics that are brought to him. The multiplayer campaign features him being alternatively fascinated and horrified by the four character's weaponry, noting the history or the magical power behind it- and frequently asking ''why'' anyone would bother using it.
* OnlySaneMan: As the only character in the entire game with adequate knowledge as to what might be going on, this is a given- even if he spends most of the game talking to himself. The Asylum levels take this even further, in which he's one of the few patients that can help Jackie escape.
* TheSmartGuy: In the second game to Jackie's FiveManBand.
* RedRightHand: Johnny's left eye.

[[folder: Multiplayer Characters]]
!! J.P. Dummond

* BadassBookworm: Intelligent, well-spoken and effortlessly keeps pace with a MasterSwordsman, a [[BadassIsraeli trained Mossad agent]] and a [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers drunken homicidal Scotsman]].
* BadassBeard
* BadassGrandpa
* CombatMedic: His gameplay niche.
* DeadlyDoctor
* MagicStaff: His Midnight Stick, which can levitate enemies or just destroy them outright if enough damage is dealt.
* NiceGuy: Compared to his colleagues at least and provided you're on his good side. Whenever he talks to Vinnie or Johnny on the radio he is always polite and seems happy to have found a follow scholar of the Darkness in Johnny.
* HollywoodVoodoo: Some of his abilities seem to be channelling voodoo imagery. For bonus points, the achivement unlocked after completing a mission with him is called "Voodoo is more than dolls." He is also stated to have turned to a form of Louisiana Voodoo in an attempt to help his patients.
* WitchDoctor: Definitely gives off this vibe.

!! Inugami

* AnimalMotifs: Dogs. A lot of his combat chatter has him referring to himself as "The Hound". Taken to extreme however when he actually starts howling like one.
** His name is based on a Dog {{Yokai}} of the same name that's said to grant its blessing and power to those who seek revenge.
* TheAtoner: Part of a bloodline of one. His sword [[CoolSword Kusanagi]] was once used in the slaughter of one thousand innocent souls and a such each new bearer of the sword is cursed to feed it one thousand wicked souls to redeem it. The big catch however, is that for each day Kusanagi goes with out feeding, the bearer loses one year of their life.
* AxeCrazy: A combination of his desire for revenge against the Brotherhood, along with his desire to feed Kusanagi's bloodlust has made him the most unhinged of the multiplayer characters.
* TheBerserker: His skill set enforces this by giving him short invincibility bursts when Inugami performs melee executions as well as damage reduction when sprinting.
* [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight Never Bring A Sword to a Gun Fight]] Some enemies mock him for his. [[CurbStompBattle He swiftly proves them wrong.]]
-->'''Mook:''' What you're gonna do with that? [[TemptingFate Slice me open?!]]
-->'''Mook:''' Hey numbnuts! People use guns nowadays!
* {{Ninja}}: [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Dolfo]] thinks so at least.
* SwordAndGun: He uses his sword in tandem with a firearm on his right hand.
* YouKilledMyFather: And the his mother and his two year old little brother while he was ForcedToWatch. As a result he hates the Brotherhood with a passion.


* BadassIsraeli: She's a former MOSSAD agent, it goes without saying.
* ChargedAttack: Her Arm of the Night can be charged up to deal extra damage.
* ConsummateProfessional: By far the most efficient and disciplined of the multiplayer characteres. Hilariously she is so disciplined that she exasperates the more relaxed Mafia MissionControl with Vinnie repeatedly telling her to [[DontCallMeSir stop calling him sir.]] It doesn't take.
* GlassCannon: With sufficient upgrades to her Gun Channeling power, she has perhaps the best room-clearing capabilities of the multiplayer characters but has very few abilities that increase her survivability compared to other characters.
* GunsAkimbo: Her specialty, particularly since she's the only character who uses a gun for her unique weapon and thus the only character who can do this.
* GunKata: Has an ability called exactly this.
* SawedOffShotgun: Her Arm of the Night.
* TheUnfettered: Shows shades of this, especially points 3, 4 and 5 on the list.

!! Jimmy Wilson

* TheAlcoholic: According to his character bio, Jimmy is perpetually drunk. His picture during conversations is just him taking a drink from a flask.
* AnAxeToGrind: His Dark Axe.
* AxeCrazy: Shows shades of this. Still nowhere as bad as Inugami though.
* TheBigGuy: He's the biggest and most brutish of the multiplayer character, complete with a passive damage resistance bonus.
* BloodKnight: He loves a good fight.
* BoomerangComeback: Any enemies hit when he recalls his axe after throwing it will be knocked towards him.
* TheMinionMaster: His unique power is to summon Darklings that run at enemies and explode.
* [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Throwing Your Axe Always Works]]: Well, when said axe can be summoned back to his hand it's a viable tactic.
* {{Troll}}: When Johnny asks when he got his Dark Axe Jimmy claims that he received it from the Lady of the Lake in a dream. In truth he apparently found it in the woods and liked the balance
* ViolentGlaswegian : His character in a nutshell.