Due to the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters of the entire series, we're just going to name the main characters, or at least those which have some kind of CharacterDevelopment, such as being the main guys of a game or having appeared across more than one game.

!Malcolm
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--> ''"I've ran [[InGameNickname Thunder Cash]] in the wackiest conditions the Liandri could dream up: [[LethalLavaLand magma-filled volcanoes]], [[GravityScrew zero gravity]], [[PrecisionFStrike fucked-up]] [[AliensAreBastards aliens]], [[SeenItAll you name it]]. This shit here's a cakewalk."''
-->-- '''''VideoGame/UnrealTournamentIII'', to Reaper in the Act II intro.'''

-> '''Voiced by:''' PatrickAmos (''VideoGame/UnrealChampionship2TheLiandriConflict'') GregEagles (''VideoGame/UnrealTournamentIII'')

-> As [=FenTech=]'s finest creation, Malcolm is an artificially boosted Tournament warrior. He was the winner of nine Liandri Grand Tournaments from 2293 to 2301. In the tournament of the year 2302, (''Unreal Tournament 2003'') he joined forces with his former enemies Brock and Lauren, of the Iron Guard team. The team managed to go to the finals, where they meet the Juggernaut team, led by Gorge. Gorge's team won the Tournament, with Gorge breaking both Malcolm's winning spree [[GameBreakingInjury and his spine]].

-> After these Tournaments, he broke up with Brock and Lauren, who returned to lead the Iron Guard team. Malcolm went back to the Thunder Crash team as well. Both teams participated in the 2303 tournament (''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004'') but it's unknown which team won that Tournament.

-> In the off-season, (''VideoGame/UnrealTournamentIII'') he's hired by the Izanagi Corporation as the commander of their security forces. He's in charge of the Ronin team, and gives advices and stuff for them.

-> In the 2304 Tournament, (''VideoGame/UnrealChampionship2TheLiandriConflict'') he was featured as a CombatCommentator, alongside Liandri's robot commentator, for the [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Ascension Rites]], due to a spine injury caused by Gorge at the end of the 2302 Tournament.
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Tropes related to him:
* ADayInTheLimelight: Has his own ladder in ''Unreal Championship 2''.
* AscendedExtra: Though there were some hints in VideoGame/UnrealTournament, such as Thunder Crash being the default team, and him being the default face, for the ladder, there he was just a selectable skin. Then came ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2003'' and it was revealed that he was the 9 time champion of the Tournament. He went on to be the franchise's main face.
--> '''Malcolm''': ''Sounds like you know my rep.''
--> '''Reaper''': ''Yeah, who doesn't? Most grand tournament trophies, ever. Leader of Thunder Crash, AKA [[InGameNickname Thunder Cash]]...''
--> '''Malcolm''': ''Aight. I get it.''
--> '''Reaper''': ''...all of which makes you a highly decorated... civilian.''
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: As shown above, he wouldn't have been contracted by Izanagi or Liandri if he wasn't famous as being the biggest Tournament champion of the story.
* AttackDrone: His "Sentinel" adrenaline combo in ''Unreal Championship 2'' activates allies which fire upon nearby enemies.
* {{Badass}}
* CombatCommentator: In ''[=UC2=]''.
* CostumeTropes:
** BadassBeard
** CoolShades: In every game except ''III''.
*** TheGlassesComeOff: In the intro movie for ''2003''.
** ScaryBlackMan
*** BaldBlackLeaderGuy: Though that hat always accompanied him. He's the leader of [[BadassCrew Thunder Crash]], [[VideoGame/UnrealTournamentIII A.K.A. "Thunder Cash"]].
* DemotedToExtra: Though he's important to the storyline of ''III'', he can't be chosen as playable.
* FinalBoss: In ''2003'' and ''2004''. In the latter, Thunder Crash must be the best ranked Godlike team.
* HealThyself: His "Heal" adrenaline combo in ''Unreal Championship 2''.
* JackOfAllStats: Out of the three bosses, he's halfway between ClanLord's AttackAttackAttack and Xan's CrazyPrepared attitudes.
* MissileLockOn: His "Homing" adrenaline combo in ''Unreal Championship 2'' makes his projectiles to home on his enemies.
* [[spoiler:TheMole]]: Considering his actions in ''Unreal Championship 2'' and ''Unreal Tournament III''.
* [[spoiler:MoreThanMeetsTheEye]]: He appears to be an heroic character. [[spoiler:He isn't]].
* [[spoiler:ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney]]
* TheRival: Gorge, after ''Unreal Tournament 2003''.
* SecretCharacter / PromotedToPlayable: In ''2003'', ''2004'' and ''[=UC2=]''. In the latter, you must complete a game in each gametype against human opponents to unlock him.
** DefeatMeansPlayable: In ''2003'' and ''2004''.
* SoulBrotha: He's of African descent and, in ''Unreal Tournament III'', he has also [[AmericanAccents the urban accent]]. However, most of the other factors are averted with him.
* SpellMyNameWithanS: The first ''Tournament'' game spelt his name as ''Malcom''.
* [[spoiler:TreacherousAdvisor]]: To the Ronin team in ''III''.
* WolverinePublicity: Expect to find him in any Unreal game, even as a cameo character. Well... starting from ''Unreal Tournament 2003'', at least.

!Brock
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[[caption-width-right:165:[[TheCasanova A ladies' gentleman.]]]]

-> Malcolm's most trusted ally, he led the Iron Guard team alongside his girlfriend Lauren. He's defined as both a [[TheCasanova ladies man]] and a [[HotBlooded hothead]] with shades of BadassBookworm. It's rumoured that he [[DeceptiveDisciple killed his mentor]], but that his father [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney bribed the authorities]].

-> He was hired, alongside the original Iron Guard team, by the illegal weapons seller Jihan Nyhn, as their bodyguards. Nyhn had plenty of arenas which the team used for their personal training. After Nyhn's death, the team found a way to vent their bloodlust in the Tournament.

-> Brock and Lauren joined forces with then-champion Malcolm for the 2302 tournament (''Unreal Tournament 2003'') but lost the final match against Gorge and his band of Juggernauts. Infighting and recrimination made the team to split-up, with Brock and Lauren returning to lead a reformed Iron Guard. It is unknown if the team succeeded in that Tournament.

-> In the off-season, (''VideoGame/UnrealTournamentIII''[[note]]although this was never referred to as in any section of this game, but it was mentioned in ''VideoGame/UnrealChampionship2TheLiandriConflict''[[/note]]) he tried to ambush Gorge because of Malcolm's dethroning. Gorge easily killed him, and Lauren committed suicide shortly after. Both were brought back by both Liandri and Phayder corporations via the expensive Necrification process. Brock lost all of his memories, thus making him a remorseless killing machine.
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Tropes related to him:
* ADayInTheLimelight: Has his own ladder in ''Unreal Championship 2''.
* AlienBlood: As a Necris, he has nanoblood.
* AscendedExtra: Same deal as with Malcolm. However, he was part of his team.
* BackFromTheDead / WasOnceAMan: As Necris in ''Unreal Championship 2''. He even gains many of the Nightamre's taunts.
--> ''"Thank you, necris process."''
--> ''"Life is pain -- get over it!"''
--> ''"I'll be back, again and again."''
* {{Badass}}
** BadassCrew: Iron Guard
** BadassBookworm
*** InformedAbility
* TheCasanova
* CurbStompBattle: His official bio for ''Unreal Championship 2'' states that he tried to ambush Gorge after he dethroned Malcolm. Needless to say, Gorge killed him in a matter of minutes.
* DeceptiveDisciple
* OfficialCouple: With Lauren.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: His "Wraith" adrenaline combo in ''Unreal Championship 2'' turns him into a ghost with XRayVision which allows him to see enemies through the walls.
* PowerNullifier: His "Fear" adrenaline combo in ''Unreal Championship 2'' stops the enemy from using adrenaline combos.
* RetCon: His relationship with Lauren.
* SecretCharacter / PromotedToPlayable: In ''2003'' and ''[=UC2=]''. In the latter, you must complete Lauren's ladder to unlock him.
** DefeatMeansPlayable: In ''2003''.
* VampiricDraining: His "Vampire" adrenaline combo in ''Unreal Championship 2'' regenerates his health by damaging his enemies.
* YourMindMakesItReal: His "Ethereal" adrenaline combo in ''Unreal Championship 2'' makes him to be seen slightly out of position.

!Lauren
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[[caption-width-right:161:Just so you know, she had a ponytail.]]

--> '''Brock''': ''How do I look?''
--> '''Lauren''': ''Not as good as me, baby.''
--> '''-- [=UT2003=] intro movie'''

-> '''Voiced by:''' TanikaCato (''VideoGame/UnrealChampionship2TheLiandriConflict'') SirenaIrwin (''VideoGame/UnrealTournamentIII'')

-> Another of Malcolm's most trusted allies, and a former Tournament champion, she leads the Iron Guard team alongside her boyfriend Brock. In her beginnings, she was the daughter of a family of poor asteroid miners. She became famous when she murdered their parents' competition, which made her the ideal candidate for the Tournament.

-> She was hired, alongside the original Iron Guard team, by the illegal weapons seller Jihan Nyhn, as their bodyguards. (Her ''Unreal Tournament'' backstory says that she was rumoured to be Nyhn's lover) Nyhn had plenty of arenas which the team used for their personal training. After Nyhn's death, the team found in the Tournaments their way of venting their bloodlust.

-> Brock and Lauren (now an OfficialCouple) joined forces with Malcolm for the 2302 tournament (''Unreal Tournament 2003'') but lost the final match against Gorge and his band of Juggernauts. Infighting and recrimination made the team to split-up, with Brock and Lauren returning to lead a reformed Iron Guard. (''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004'') It is unknown if the team succeeded in that Tournament.

-> In the off-season, (''Unreal Tournament III'') she's seen leading the Axon security forces in Taryd. After the Ronin team defeats them, Lauren joins the Ronin team for the remaining events.

-> Before the 2304 Tournament, (''Unreal Championship 2'') her boyfriend Brock was killed by Gorge, driving her to suicide. Both of them were brought back by both Liandri and Phayder corporations via the expensive Necrification process. Although Lauren recovered some of her memories, she's now only marginally sane.
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Tropes related to her:
* ActionGirl: She was part of the team led by Malcolm in ''[=2003=]'' and is the leader of Iron Guard, being also a Tournament champion.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Has his own ladder in ''Unreal Championship 2''.
* AlienBlood: As a Necris, she has nanoblood.
* AscendedExtra: Same deal as with Malcolm. However, she was part of his team.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassCrew: Iron Guard
* DrivenToSuicide: In ''Unreal Championship 2'', after losing her boyfriend, but...
** BackFromTheDead, CameBackWrong
* OfficialCouple: With Brock.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Her "Wraith" adrenaline combo in ''Unreal Championship 2'' turns her into a ghost with XRayVision which allows her to see enemies through the walls.
* RetCon: In her bio in the first game, she was said to be the lover of the infamous weapon seller Jihan Nyhn. A tournament game later, those were turned into rumours, and her relationship was instead with her "school sweetheart" Brock.
* SecretCharacter: In ''2003''.
** DefeatMeansPlayable: In ''2003'', again.
* [[spoiler:SixthRanger]]: In ''Unreal Tournament III''.
* SlipknotPonytail: Cut after ''Unreal Tournament 2004''.
* TrashTalk: In ''[=UC2=]'':
--> ''"Your warm blood makes you slow, Anubis!"''
* VampiricDraining: Her "Siphon" adrenaline combo in ''Unreal Championship 2'' summons a cloud which drains other players' health. Her "Vampire" adrenaline combo also regenerates her health by damaging her enemies.
* YourMindMakesItReal: Her "Ethereal" adrenaline combo in ''Unreal Championship 2'' makes her to be seen slightly out of position.

!!Xan Kriegor
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[[caption-width-right:330:Witness his perfection!]]
--> ''"[[BadassBoast I am the Alpha and the Omega.]]"''

-> A former rebelling KillerRobot, Xan was created in the LBX-7683 asteroid, and was put in stasis lock after leading the [[ZerothLawRebellion robot uprising]] in said asteroid. Xan was also a 9-time Tournament champion. The first 7 tournaments weren't officially counted, as the event was still underground at the time. However, he won an eighth time in the first official Tournament in 2291. (''Unreal Tournament'') Malcolm dethroned him in the 2293 tournament.

-> He was rebuilt twice, first as Xan MKII (for one of the bonus packs and the console versions of the first ''Tournament'') and then as MKIII. He was seen leading his own team, "The Corrupt", in this suit in ''Unreal Tournament 2004''. The status of him and his team after that Tournament are unknown.

-> Xan is also the owner of several stages such as the Tempest High Tower and the Rook Castle.
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Tropes related to him:
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBoast: Virtually everything which comes out of his mouth.
--> "Run, human."
* CyberCyclops: In any of his versions.
* FinalBoss
* RedHerring: The original UT bio for him said that of the many rumors about his identity, the most popular was that he was secretly the chairman of Liandri, pouring tournament profits into funding the construction and improvement of a suit of PoweredArmor to maintain his status as tournament champion.
* RetCon: He bleeds red in UT, suggesting he is a human in PoweredArmor or possibly a HollywoodCyborg. In ''2004'', he bleeds green and is counted as a robot for mutators.
* RubberBandAI: The final fight use this, the better you do, the more "skilled" he becomes. Considering that, in an FPS, [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard the computer has the ultimate advantage]], this can make things very difficult.
* SecretCharacter: In ''UT'' and ''2004'' which, [[RunningGag once again]], leads to...
** DefeatMeansPlayable: In ''2004'', The Corrupt must be the best ranked of the Godlike teams in order to face him.
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