!'''Abel Runner 1: Yang Pulse'''
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:Yang is only in one or two episodes before dying trying to help Paula in the season four premiere.]]

!'''Abel Runner 3: Simon Lauchlan'''

Runner 3's the joker of the group. Gung-ho, quick with a gag and quicker on his feet, Simon's never afraid to put himself in a dangerous situation in order to get the job done. Just don't ask him to do any of his impressions.

* DeathEqualsRedemption: What he hopes will happen when he [[spoiler: lets himself get fried in Runner Five's place]].
* HealingFactor: [[spoiler: With the help of Van Ark, of course.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: At the end of Season 3, Simon takes Runner Five's place on Moonchild's mind control machine, destroying it at the cost of his life as an act of redemption.]]
* JerkassWoobie: His early appearances in [[spoiler: season three]] really cement him as this: he alternates wildly back and forth between [[spoiler: cursing Abel for turning on him, trying to insist what he did was justified, and admitting that his actions were monstrous.]] It really gives the impression of someone [[spoiler: being eaten alive by guilt.]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: During a mission following a major victory for the villain and the death of one of his friends, he turns very cynical and almost suicidally reckless.
* PluckyComicRelief: The most joking and upbeat of the Abel runners, and ends up in the limelight for a number of the more lighthearted side missions.
* RaisedCatholic: His grandmother raised him to believe he's bound for hell causing his extreme fear of getting old and dying.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: [[spoiler: With Amelia in the later parts of Season 3. They work together but argue almost constantly.]]

!'''Abel Runner 4: Jody Marsh'''

She may seem timid, but she's got a strong survival instinct and a mean bow-arm. She's one of Abel's most reliable runners, and her lucky streak has gotten her out of many a sticky situation. Just don't expect her to put on a brave face.

* ArbitrarySkepticism: PlayedForLaughs in the Halloween episode "Horseplay". She believes in things like ghosts and zombie headless horsemen, but...
-->Jody: "Who ever heard of a zombie horse? That's just silly."
* BadassAdorable: She's nervous, easily frightened, and has a voice that brings a very small young woman to mind. But despite her lack of ''bravery'', she's courageous in a pinch, lucky as hell, and her preferred weapon is a ''bow''. When asked, she states that nothing beats the silent efficency of the bow. Easily the most badass preferred weapon. (Aside from Jack's cricket bat, [[ICallItVera W.G.]])
* BreakTheCutie: Her scream of horror in [[spoiler:Mission 22]] is genuinely startling.
* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler: Used to launder money for the mob, something which gets her into trouble later on.]]
* NiceGirl: An all-around sweetheart.
* SubmissiveBadass: She has seniority over Runner Five as both a citizen of Abel Township and as a runner, and is strongly implied to be just as physically capable. Nonetheless, [[spoiler: she passes on a chance at becoming Head of Runners, indicating that she does not think she is cut out to be a leader.]]
* SurvivalMantra: "Just keep running, just keep running, just keep running..."

!'''Abel Runner 5[[spoiler:/Canton Runner 93]]: You'''

Runner 5 joined the ranks of Abel's runners after the helicopter carrying them was shot down by a rocket from a middle of nowhere. Since then 5 proved to be an invaluable asset to Abel Township.

* FeaturelessProtagonist
* TheVoiceless: In Season 2, the game begins to lampshade how you're the only runner who never seems to speak back.
* YouAreNumberSix
* Badass Normal: Technically all runners qualify, but as the protagonist Five gets a special mention.

!'''Abel Runner 6: Owen'''

Took over from Maggie Doane. An Australian who got caught in the UK when the apocalypse hit, he's something of a flirt and very overconfident in his abilities.

* AlasPoorScrappy: No one really loved Owen, and many people vocally despised him, but [[spoiler:the consensus of s5m18 seems to overwhelmingly be "Poor dude didn't deserve that.]]
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: A minor redemption. [[spoiler:Although Owen was never a villain, he was perceived as a pushy jerk by much of the fandom for not taking no for an answer from Jody. He learned the error of his ways and seemed to be treating Nadia extremely well. He was also working as a mole for Noah Base. So naturally, he had to die a horrible death.]]
* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:It's kind of amazing he survived until s5m18, honestly.]]

!'''Abel Runner 6: Maggie Donae'''

Maggie Doane's good humour and silver tongue made her a great friend and a good writer prior to the Grey Plague. Now she's here at Abel they make her an invaluable asset to the team's morale. She's cheerful and pragmatic, always ready to help out a fellow Runner. A minor character.

* DayInTheLimelight: Receives a mission focused around her in the 5k trainer story. It expands a bit upon her character: hard-working, dutiful, and [[{{Foreshadowing}} overconfident.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler: She is bitten one of the kid zombies the mission she is introduced in.]]

!'''Abel Runner 7: Evan Deaubl'''

Evan Deaubl, or Runner Seven, is the head of Runners at Abel Township. Well respected by all the Runners, his calm, focus and compassion have helped mould a disparate group into an efficient team.

* ArmsDealer: [[spoiler:Far from having been military, Evan reveals himself to have been a gun runner before the apocalypse, and a successful one at that. He intended to leave the UK to go to his private Caribbean island, but after his pilot flew off, he was left stranded at Abel.]]
* MakeRoomForTheNewPlot: You would think that the Head of Runners and a major recurring character [[spoiler: deserting]] would be a pretty major affair, and at first, it seems like it will be.... but this revelation is ''immediately'' overshadowed and forgotten in light of he newly discovered proof that [[spoiler: there is a traitor in the Runner Corps.]]
* TheLeader: Takes on this role in Mission 22, when directing runners.

!'''Abel Runner 8: Sara Smith'''

Runner Eight, Sara Smith, is one of Abel's most dependable residents. Nothing seems to faze her - she's as cool as a cucumber. Much cooler than you'd expect, in fact. Don't let her friendly demeanour fool you, though - it hides a no-nonsense attitude to survival.

* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:She runs off at the end of season one, believing that she has been bitten by a zombie. It doesn't stick. The last mission you have with her isn't, and she admits it.]]
* DoubleAgent:[[spoiler: Has been working as Van Ark's mole in Abel, but this was really a ruse to get her close enough to take Van Ark down once and for all.]]
* FireForgedFriends: With Five.
* SarcasmMode / SincerityMode: Interestingly enough, she speaks to you roughly the same way whether she trusts you or not. However, the sarcasm in her praise is palpable at first; as she opens up, those same compliments become much more sincere.
* TriggerHappy: Sara with weapons in general.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: A much darker example of the trope. She muses that the outbreak taught everyone who they really were... in her case, it was someone willing to do some fairly extreme things in order to survive.
* ZombieInfectee: In your first mission with her, she has a persistent cough. She says it's just a cold... [[spoiler:It is just a cold. But it's not later.]]

!'''Abel Runner 10: Chris [=McShell=]'''

A former statistics teacher. Most people struggle to find useful ways to adapt to the new world, but Chris managed to turn his knowledge into an invaluable zombie-killing weapon. Careful observation and a rigorous application of the scientific method has made Chris into the Runner at Abel with the most kills to his name. Quite the hero.

* AwesomeMcCoolName: Gets the nickname of "BAMF Statician" in the PDF handbook.
* BadassBookworm: Killing zombies with observation and statistics!
* LastRequest: Mission 19 in Season 1 is centered around his.
* MundaneMadeAwesome
* OverprotectiveDad: He's convinced his daughter is four years younger than she actually is. Could also be a case of AbsentMindedProfessor.


[[folder:Abel personnel]]

!'''Sam Yao'''

Loyal and cheerful, Sam's the lead communications operator for Abel Township. He co-ordinates Runners in the field and ensures they return home safely. The less said about his jokes, the better...

* {{Adorkable}}
* ChosenConceptionPartner: [[spoiler: For Maxine and Paula's baby]], discussed at the end of Season 3.
* ClosetGeek: He even used to cosplay Aquaman.
* TheHeart: Comes off as a good deal more naive and optimistic than most of Abel Township, which seems to annoy some characters. In private, they admit they wouldn't have him any other way.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Showers praise upon Runner Ten for his ability to kill zombies, which Runner Ten is clearly uncomfortable about and doesn't feel deserves to be glorified. Sam gets better about it later.
* MamaBear: While Sam is basically a mensch 98% of the time, when his Runners (especially yourself) or Abel are being threatened his dialogue tends to get a lot more angry and violence-oriented.
* ParentalFavoritism: Insofar as Sam as the runners' parent. Although implied throughout the entirety of the game, the latter half of Season 2 fairly bluntly confirms that Sam has a particularly soft spot for [[PlayerCharacter Runner 5.]]
* ShipTease: The creators have stated that if they had a preferred ship, it'd be Sam and Maxine. Also, when asked about what he's most thankful for, he says "Janine".
* SmallTownRivalry: Shows a shocking lack of sensitivity when [[spoiler: Lem dies]], and doesn't trust New Canton as far as he can throw them.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler: When Nadia attempts to kill Runner Five, Sam manages to intercede and lead you to safety. And he is not happy. When Nadia protests that Five tricked her into thinking Lem was alive, he tells her bluntly and furiously to grow up, berates her for betraying Five, insists that New Canton would have done exactly the same in Abel's shoes, tells her that Lem gave his headset to Five, and then coldly tells her to stop talking. She does.]]

!'''Dr Maxine Myers'''

To have a Doctor in a camp is a blessing. To have one who is experienced, calm and kind is something else entirely.
* CombatMedic
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She was quite the teenaged dirtbag, apparently.
* HiddenBadass: She may be a medical doctor first and foremost, but the 5k trainer and race missions make it abundantly clear that Maxine is no slouch physically, either.
* TheSmartGuy: Takes over this job for Janine whenever she's not in the office.
* ProudToBeAGeek: Her girlfriend Paula got her into roleplaying games and gets incredibly excited when Runner 5 locates new rules for her favorite game.

!'''Janine De Luca'''

Janine owns the farmland on which Abel Township was built. She's not the most friendly person at Abel, but she's understanding and calm under pressure. She's also an incredibly talented electrical engineer. She still lives in the farmhouse at the centre of the Quad.

* BelatedBackstory: Janine is pretty tight-lipped about her past until [[spoiler:her serial killer brother shows up and tries to kill her in season three.]]
* BetrayalByInaction: When Janine followed orders to leave [[spoiler:Tom]] for dead. He takes it very personally.
* BigGood: Janine has stepped into this role in season four and five.
* BrokenAce: Janine is an accomplished linguist, MI6 agent, and electrical engineer. She's also secretly a mess because of her [[spoiler: terrible choice in men and leaving her little brother for dead in Algeria]].
* TheChessmaster: Janine increasingly takes on this role in seasons four and five.
* {{Crazy Survivalist}}/{{CrazyPrepared}}: A much tamer (and kinder) version than usual, but her farmhouse was awesome enough to catch the army's eye, her tips for creating a good shelter include doors reinforced with steel bars and filling your windows with ''concrete'', and she had a ''bunker that a dozen people hide in safely for three weeks''.
* ControlFreak: She's getting a little better, but she definitely prefers to do things by the book.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: She reveals in season four that her parents died in a car crash when she was twelve.
* GuiltComplex: Janine is quick to blame herself whenever anything goes majorly wrong.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Side missions in particular tend to pull this on her with some frequency.
* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler:Subverted in season four. It was part of ASimplePlan to get Sigrid to open the communications tower in "Tower of Song."]]
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With Sam. The two work together fairly often in your missions, but argue very, very frequently. This has apparently led to Runners getting injured (though thankfully not bitten), as the two will argue about where the Runner should go, leading to confusion and the loss of precious time. When it comes down to it, though, they work together.

!'''Major de Santa'''
The military major in charge of Abel Township. Absent for most of season one before taking a more substantial role in the proceedings.

* BigGood: She is rarely directly involved with the action, but acts as the leader and is generally the originator of any significant plans in place by the good guys.
* TheLeader: Takes this role for Abel and the anti-zombie efforts.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: After a full season of being endlessly terse, official, and coldly calculating, she spends the beginning of Season 2 Mission 37 waxing philosophic about the nature of the conflict, her reasons for fighting, and her hopes for the future. [[spoiler: It foreshadows her imminent ThanatosGambit.]]
* SelfSacrificeScheme: [[spoiler:Major de Santa has Runner 8 kill her to ensure that 8 can gain Van Ark's trust.]]

!'''Jack Holden'''

Co-host of Radio Abel [[spoiler:and then Radio New Tomorrow]] with his boyfriend Eugene, Jack is the master of terrible puns and Zombie Standup routines. Thankfully Eugene keeps him in check. Mostly.

* DarkAndTroubledPast: Maybe. There are some implications to that effect.
** [[spoiler: As of Season Three, we know that whatever he was doing before the apocalypse it involved no usual working hours, a great deal of drugs, and being arrested for being naked in city hall.]]
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:After holding the line for a group of survivors following the destruction of Abel, Jack is left behind and lost for several weeks. When Five and Simon go to search for him on behalf of Eugene, they find his shoe, and the shattered remains of his cricket bat, W.G. For several horrifying minutes, it is heavily implied that he died. Thankfully, he didn't. In fact, he's perfectly fine.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: While he does provide painful puns and agonizingly bad/inappropriate jokes most of the time, he has dished out some excellent snark on occasion.
* ICallItVera: He has a trusty cricket bat called W.G. [[spoiler:Later W.G. breaks, and is replaced by another cricket bat named Sir Geoffrey.]]
* InnocentlyInsensitive: At one point, Jack plays a song (exactly what depends on your playlist) and is surprised and defensive when Eugene is iffy about it... Only to realize that considering "Runner Twelve's current situation", it was a little insensitive. He is extremely apologetic.
* SadClown: Mainly when Eugene is out of the studio due to digestive issues. He keeps making (increasingly awkward) jokes, but it's obvious that he's worried. And then he briefly mentions his mother, and while he quickly amends that he had a great relationship with her, his mentioning that her biting his head off about not have grandchildren (and his quip about her ''trying'' to bite his head off) indicates that, like the others in Abel, he's lost more than his attitude implies, perhaps even before the outbreak.
* StraightGay
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: Wise Guy to Eugene's Straight Man, though they both get a fair amount of jokes in.

!'''Eugene Woods'''

Co-host of Radio Abel [[spoiler:and then Radio New Tomorrow]] with Jack, above. Handles most call-ins, is the author of a Survivor's Cookbook and has plenty of stories to share from his and Jack's time on the road together.

* AnArmAndALeg: Eugene lost one of his legs between meeting Jack and launching Radio Abel, [[spoiler:after their campsite was attacked, and Eugene was stabbed in the leg while trying to tie up one of the attackers.]]
* BadassGay: All of the above, and he's survived with only one leg and still has his boyfriend.
* CanadaEh
* ComeWithMeIfYouWantToLive: Eugene's first words to Jack, after literally tripping over him in the woods. Eugene is embarrassed, but Jack recalls the moment with extreme amusement, calling Eugene a "cheesy douche".
* DeadpanSnarker: Sometimes.
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: Straight Man to Jack's Wise Guy. Though he does have a flair for the dramatic, and enjoys weird conspiracy theorists to the point that even Jack calls him a weirdo.
* TheShowMustGoOn: After he gets food poisoning, he insists that Jack go back and see to the radio station rather than stay and make sure Eugene is okay. Jack even references the trope word-for-word.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Eugene's dismissive and/or condescending moments become a bit more frequent in the second season.
* BiTheWay: Talks about getting a tattoo with his ex-girlfriend, may have a thing for Janine, and is happy to have bisexual representation in his favourite series of novels.

!'''Doctor Lobatse'''

A doctor from New Canton who moved to Abel [[spoiler:when Maxine was mind controlled and taken away from Abel]]. Friendly and supportive almost to a fault.

* CoolScars: Ask her to show you the cool scar on her stomach someday.


[[folder:New Canton personnel]]


New Canton's radio operator. Like Sam, she monitors the missions of all the Runners on her team. Has a thing for Runner 38, Lem. [[spoiler: Develops an intense dislike for Runner 5 after discovering he/she has been spying on them while impersonating her dead boyfriend.]]

* EtTuBrute: [[spoiler: After she learns that you are the runner that impersonated Lem, she deliberately leads you into incredibly dangerous territory, and only the fact that you come into Sam's range saves you from becoming riddled with holes. She later goes back and forth as whether she was actually trying to kill you or whether it was a "joke". Sam is neither amused nor impressed.]]
* LighterAndSofter: The New Canton race missions showcase a much nicer side of Nadia. For those who only know her from the perspective of Abel Runner 5, it can be a little off-putting to hear Nadia laughing and joking around with Archie.
* ObliviousGuiltSlinging: [[spoiler: When you're impersonating her (very dead) boyfriend, Lem, she is clearly overjoyed. Every desperately hopeful word she says to you fills you with shame.]] Then it's... less oblivious...
* SmallTownRivalry: For lack of better known trope. We know that New Canton and Abel Township dislike each other, or at least don't ''trust'' each other, [[spoiler: but when you're listening to her communications to New Canton runners with Lem's headset, she makes it clear that she not only doesn't trust anyone in Abel, she also blames Abel Township for Lem's death. And that's before she has any idea that you've taken the headset Lem gave you and configured it to listen in, ''or'' before you impersonate Lem.]]
* TraumaCongaLine: Nadia was an excellent air traffic controller before the apocalypse. When a pilot went grey and collided into another plane, Nadia blamed herself for it. She then was rescued by and fell in love with Lem... only to have him go grey, too. She overcame her anger and grief to work with Abel, only to [[spoiler:get shot and become paralyzed in season 4.]] In season 5, she appeared to be recovering physically and emotionally and was even happily dating [[spoiler:Owen. However, when Owen tried to prevent Abel from being starved, Ian went mad with power and shot Owen repeatedly right in front of Nadia.]] There are also rumors that [[spoiler:Veronica will die this season, as well.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler: Sam gives her a heaping helping of this when she tries to kill Five by leading him/her into hostile territory. Depending on your view of Nadia and New Canton, you could call this a ShutUpHannibal moment.]]

!'''Canton Runner 5'''
A nondescript runner from New Canton. Appears as the player character for the second set of race missions and the occasional side mission.

* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: To the extent that another [[FeaturelessProtagonist featureless]], [[TheVoiceless voiceless]] character with the same designation as the usual protagonist can be said to be "completely different".
* BusCrash: [[spoiler: Pulled a HeroicSacrifice between seasons to let their teen sidekick escape with the control box.]]
* FeaturelessProtagonist: Same as the other Runner 5.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Apparently, while Season 2 was going down, Canton 5 went on to become [[spoiler: "the greatest hero in London" and have all sorts of adventures while escaping with the Comansys control box.]]
* PutOnABus: Conveniently gets sent on an away mission at about the same point Abel and New Canton start working together.
* TheVoiceless: Archie implies early on that this is because New Canton runners are discouraged from chatting during missions. Not that it stops ''her''.
* YouAreNumberSix

!'''Canton Runner 38: Lem'''
A Runner from the nearby settlement of New Canton. Not much is known about him, other than his fearless attitude and his apparent love for Nadia.

* TheAce: He's indicated to be an athletic, selfless genius who was rich and had high political connections prior to the apocalypse. Sam quips when you visit his house at one point that he probably just needed the space to shelter orphans.
* NonSpecificallyForeign: American, maybe?
* PosthumousCharacter]: Most of what we learn about him [[spoiler:occurs after he's already become a zombie.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe

!'''Canton Runner 20: Archie'''
Another New Canton runner, with a reputation as a bit of an airhead whose sunny disposition is nearly impossible to shift.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: She sometimes gets distracted by pretty clouds while being chased by zombies.
* CloudCuckooLander: Often fixates on issues most would consider of little importance.
--> ''I invented a new word!''
* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:Gets captured about midway through season two; several missions are spent attempting to rescue her with the help of her boyfriend.]]
* ElectricTorture: [[spoiler:A captor uses this on her at one point to attempt to extract information.]]
* GeniusDitz: Despite it all, she's a college educated [=PhD=] and can rattle off {{Technobabble}} like her life depended on it. It's pretty clear that no matter what else, she's got some fierce smarts locked away in that insane little mind.
* OfficialCouple: With Jaime.
* ThePollyanna: Her response to being told they're going to run off into zombie infested territory? "This is going to be fun!"
* SympathyForTheHero: While she's proudly a Canton runner, she holds little ill will for the Abel crew. She seems to understand that which side you wind up on is mostly a matter of chance.


The chief operator of Radio New Tomorrow, the New Canton equivalent of Radio Abel.


Phil's co-host of Radio New Tomorrow.
* CrazyCatLady: She rescues more cats than she can reasonably care for and still wants more.
* TheCynic: Definitely starts out her radio duties convinced of the futility of life and the inevitable demise of the human race. She lightens up a little over time.
* DeadpanSnarker

!'''Esteban Sosa'''

A member of New Canton's Permanent Advisory Council.

[[folder:Pandora Haze employees]]
!'''Professor Van Ark'''
One of the lead scientists who worked for Pandora Hayes before the zombie apocalypse.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Settled into the role as of season two.]]
* CardCarryingVillain: Justified because [[spoiler:he promised his wife he would take the fall for the apocalypse and play the part of the villain so she could play the part of the hero.]] So his need to constantly KickTheDog is to convince the heroes he's the true villain when he's actually just a PunchClockVillain.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Seems to be a staple for him. He claims this is a necessary evil to further his goals, though his attitude on a several occasions indicates otherwise.
* EvilutionaryBiologist: Van Ark's motive for starting the apocalypse.
* HealingFactor: And how! [[spoiler: He recovers from a fatal neck injury within seconds and has immunity to the zombie virus.]]
* MadScientist: He's actually perfectly sane; he just likes to do weird science that shouldn't exist.
* {{Sadist}}: "Long and Dark," "Tightrope," and "Road to Nowhere."
* {{Sociopath}}: Apparently.
* WalkingSpoiler: Considering that he is initially introduced as a potential key player in the zombie apocalypse [[spoiler:and is apparently killed the first time the player meets him in person]], this is a given.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Despite the consequences of his work, his main project was to cure injury and disease. [[spoiler:His eventual goal is finding a way to grant humans immortality, which he uses to excuse the countless deaths caused by his actions and research.]]

!'''Paula Cohen'''
One of the scientists working for Pandora Haze under Van Ark before the apocalypse. Maxine Myers' girlfriend.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Maxine indicates that the early stages of their relationship were like this.
* BeneficialDisease: Paula is nigh-invulnerable and cannot be infected by the zombie virus.... because she already has a different variant of the virus. The type she has works much more slowly, however, and can be treated - though still not cured.
* BiTheWay: Was a source of worry for Maxine during the early stages their relationship.
* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:She works for Van Ark against her will for most of the first two seasons.]]
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Some time after it's discovered that she's functionally immortal, she is noted to have become quite careless about taking risks during zombie encounters.
* NotQuiteTheRightThing: At one point, she refuses to abandon an unconscious captive while under attack. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:this prompts her boss to kill the prisoner to force the issue, and the attackers were the rescue team.]]
* ZombieInfectee: Fortunately, luckier than most examples.



The Director of Business and de facto head of the comapny pre-apocalypse.

[[folder:Other characters]]

!'''Ed Harrison'''

It can't have been easy, trying to raise an infant in the wasteland. But Ed's managed to keep his daughter, Molly, safe against the odds. He's a talented mechanic and a dauntless survivor.
* ActionDad: He cared for Molly with his wife for a very long time by sitting in a farmhouse and shooting down pigeons. Cool, but then he gets mobbed by zoms for days. He survives by taking ''headshots'' on them, flees, and when he sees that his wife and daughter are gone, he fixes a motorbike, finds the baby, helps [[PlayerCharacter Runner Five]] find fuel, fixes his motorbike AGAIN, and then produces the BigDamnHeroes moment below.
* BigDamnHeroes:
--> '''Sam Yao:''' Did he just take out three zombies ''on the back of a motorbike?''

!'''Molly Harrison'''

It's heartbreaking to think that Molly will never remember the world before the outbreak. She's barely a year old, but she's already lived through more than most pre-outbreak adults. Luckily, she still has her loving father, Ed, and her favourite toy - Mr Rabbit.

!'''Jamie Skeet'''

An abrasive fire fighter who lives with a group of small children, independent of New Canton or Abel Township, though after meeting Runner Five and Archie, he works with both.

* BigDamnHeroes: Saves Five and Jody from a swarm.
* FiremenAreHot: According to Archie.
* InVinoVeritas: In a mission shortly after [[spoiler: Archie is killed,]] he is exposed to a hallucinogenic gas. His rambled, incoherent reactions make it clear [[spoiler: just how upset and guilt-ridden he actually was over her death.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The gold is buried very, very deep, but despite his abrasiveness and general jerkassery, he clearly cares for Archie, and despite complaining bitterly about caring for the children, he refuses to allow them to be absorbed into New Canton or Abel Township.
* ReallyRoyaltyReveal: [[spoiler:Jamie turns out to be the last remaining member of the British Royal Family and thus, the rightful King of Britain.]]

!'''Louise Bailey'''

An inmate at a women's prison before the apocalypse, Louise is aggressive and headstrong, but also quick-thinking and loyal, despite her less savoury past.

* ClosetKey: For Maxine, when they were teenagers.

!'''Amelia Spens'''

Sent by the Ministry to take command of Abel, Amelia is focused on rules, order and bureaucracy. At least, that's impression she wants people to have.

* AnythingThatMoves: Amelia's "type" includes Jody, Janine, Simon, Steve, Sam, an unnamed runner, and even a zombie rugby player!
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
* DepravedBisexual: Enough said.
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: Just often enough to be hilarious.
** ďOh yes, I was terrified of Janine De Luca. She used to stomp around Abel with that eye patch, and in those skin-tight leather catsuits, using a whip on anyone who stepped out line. Wait, was that a dream I had? We can cut that part out, canít we?"
* ExtremeOmnisexual: Apparently even some zoms look sexy to Amelia.
* NeutralEvil: Type 1. She explicitly describes herself as "amoral."
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: [[spoiler: with Runner Three during the later parts of Season 3. They work well with each other but bicker almost constantly.]]
* {{Wangst}}: She manages to lead a pretty pampered life, so her complaints seem laughable given what most characters are enduring in the zombie apocalypse.


A bounty hunter working for the Ministry. Creative and skilled at capturing criminals fleeing justice, with dogged determination.

* AssInAmbassador: His first appearance makes it very clear that he has absolutely no respect for Abel Township or its citizens, and considers his Ministry authority to give him ''carte blanche'' to do as he pleases.
* PoorCommunicationKills: He actually has good reason to be so hostile when first encountered. Unfortunately, his Jerkass tendencies lead to him invoking this trope instead.
* SpannerInTheWorks: While his actions are reckless in the extreme, they also inadvertantly give [[spoiler: Jodie the opportunity to clear her name.]] If Travis had been better at his job, [[spoiler: Amelia's plan probably would have gone off without a hitch.]]


A woman you meet while escaping a zombie worshiping cult. A somewhat spaced out hippy who got trapped by the cult after trading them some illicit substances. Claims to be able to read auras.

* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Genuinely believes she's a good person trying to make the world a better place.]]
* AmoralAfrikaner: Moonchild is an interesting example of this trope, but an example nonetheless.
* {{Brainwashed}}: She appears to be this upon her second appearance. [[spoiler: In reality, it's how she gets everything done; brainwashing anyone she thinks she can use.]]
* FriendlyEnemy: [[spoiler: depending on how fondly the player views Moonchild before the mind control. YMMV.]]
* LoveHungry
* MindControlMusic: Of a sort. [[spoiler:She uses a variety of tones to control people, and she makes people susceptible to them through drugged water/tea and tribal remixes of whalesongs and the Hair soundtrack.]]
* MindManipulation: [[spoiler:Her plan in Season 3.]]
* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: Her plan in "Shoot the Runner" comes across as this. Sure, mind-controlled Runner 5's mission inside Abel has other, more practical goals, but it's clear from the start of the episode that she's hoping to off Sam in the process specifically because of how important he is to 5.]]
* NewAgeRetroHippie: Sounds permanently stoned, considers herself a pacifist and talks about being able to read auras and her spirit quest to the Amazon.
* ObliviouslyEvil: [[spoiler:For the most part, she can't conceive that she's actually doing anything wrong.]]
* ShipTease: Insists at one point that she doesn't really understand "that kind" of love (meaning romantic, between two people) but also tells 5 that she kind of loves them after [[spoiler: she's got 5 under mind control and becomes convinced that the runner is meant to help her finish her plans. She then attempts to MurderTheHypotenuse.]]
* TechnicalPacifist: Doesn't really complain about you getting rid of the zombie worshiping cult [[spoiler: or about having a mind-controlled Runner Five blow up the Comansys ships, beat up Jody, and attack Sam with the intent of killing him. She also shoots and kills Professor Holly Downs when she reveals Moonchild's identity.]]
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Her character in a nutshell.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: She means well, she really does. She just has trouble concepts like [[spoiler:"consent" and "free will."]]
* VillainHasAPoint: [[spoiler:Although taking away people's free will isn't ideal, being happy all the time doesn't sound so bad in a semi-CrapsackWorld (or even this world, sometimes). A utopia where everyone works together in harmony sounds decent. Besides, it apparently feels amazing.]]

!'''Veronica [=McShell=]'''
Chris [=McShell=]'s highly intelligent daughter, now working on the cure for the zombie apocalypse.
* BadBoss: Veronica tells her underlings not to follow safety protocols, and the zombie virus they're working with becomes airborne. On the plus side, she's not a bad boss to as many people now.
* BrattyHalfPint: Sometimes.
* BrutalHonesty: Don't ask her to analyze you.
* TheCorruptible
* EmotionallyTongueTied: In "Who Are You?" Veronica struggles to write a note to Nadia, expressing her gratitude for Nadia's friendship. Veronica ends up throwing the paper in the trash can without finishing the note.
* ForgetsToEat: Nadia has to remind Veronica to eat or to pack food for long runs. RTTPL = "Remember to take packed lunch."
* GlorySeeker: Not her primary motivation, but it does drive her.
* GracefulInTheirElement: She's brilliant at science. She's a little awkward in every other area.
* ImprobableAge
* InsufferableGenius: Veronica is extremely smart, and she knows it.
* LiteralMinded: In s5m17, Veronica has trouble understanding Nadia's sarcasm. This is apparently a recurring issue for them, as Nadia reminds her that they've discussed it before.
* ObliviouslyEvil: Time will tell.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: Arguably with [[spoiler:Van Ark, at least in a science idol way]].
* TheSpock: Veronica describes herself as cold and always acts in a logical manner. Basically everything she does is ForScience
* TeenGenius: Pretty much Veronica's defining trait.
* TooCleverByHalf: Mostly in season 4.
* {{Workaholic}}
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler: Veronica experiments on Sara Myers-Cohen-Yao between seasons four and five.]] However, it doesn't sound as if the experiments were particularly invasive.

!'''The Builder/Steve Sissay'''

Ministry Demolitions man. Has worked with Amelia before. Never goes anywhere without explosives.
* DemolitionsExpert: His shtick
* DoggedNiceGuy: To Lobatse
* DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent: Who can keep up anymore? Might ultimately need to be changed to DoubleAgent.
* [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Private Military Contractor]]

!'''Sigrid Hakkinen'''

The Minister of Defense. She was the only one who was ready for the apocalypse, and now she's aiming to be Prime Minister after the crisis is over.

* AmbitionIsEvil: If you have to [[spoiler:start the zombie apocalypse]] to get elected, you're probably not the right person for Prime Minister.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: She seems so nice at first...]]
* DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: [[spoiler:She's going to become Prime Minister or destroy the world trying.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: She gives Veronica a little speech in season four about the importance of making sacrifices and not letting your conscience torture you. It's reasonable advice... [[spoiler: until you get context on just what she considers 'reasonable' sacrifices, or just how very little conscience matters to her at all.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Van Ark and Moonchild]]
* SecretRelationship: With [[spoiler: Van Ark]]
* WarForFunAndProfit: Basically her reason for [[spoiler: starting the apocalypse/war against the zombies.]]

!'''Tom De Luca'''

MI6 agent and [[spoiler: Janine's little brother.]] Spent years in an Algerian prison being tortured and then starving while the guards become zombies. He escaped by becoming so thin he could fit through the bars of his cell, and then he walked to England.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Technically, Tom is a serial killer.
* BoomHeadshot: Tom is an MI6-trained marksman. He occasionally rescues Runner Five and company from zombies with a series of perfect headshots. When Janine has taken his gun away, he accomplishes the same result with small stones.
* MoodSwinger: In one 2-minute period in s3m36, Tom goes from sobbing, "They hurt me, [[spoiler: Jane]]!" to screaming that she's a traitor to cheerfully chatting about the mission to being a highly capable secret agent.
* NightmareFetishist: Tom is extremely obsessed with death and will not be quiet about it.
* PreInsanityReveal: Tom initially seems like a random disturbed serial killer. And then we found out he's [[spoiler:Janine's little brother.]]
* ShellShockedVeteran: Tom has PTSD from being tortured and imprisoned.
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Everything from his obsession with babies to his ranting about traitors makes sense, in retrospect.

!'''Peter Necropolis'''

A shady performer from the zombie circus at Rowantree Manor.

* HiddenDepths: Despite his snarky demeanor, he actually does care about keeping innocents away from harm.
* RantInducingSlight: Novelty teapots
* ReformedCriminal: Suggested when he refuses to run through a crowd to avoid gunfire.
--> '''Peter Necropolis:''' No, no more collateral damage. Teapots are one thing, but I... don't put other people at risk anymore.

!'''Ian Golightly'''
Hack reporter. Ugh.

* CantTakeCriticism: Uses his position as [[spoiler: new head of Abel Township]] to punish people who laugh his articles.
* TheCaligula: When [[spoiler:Sigrid]] is away, at least.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Against [[spoiler:Owen]] and plenty of other people.
* DrunkWithPower: Just a little bit.
* ForTheEvulz
* HateSink: If he wasn't before s5m18, he definitely is now.
* MoralGuardians
* ParalyzingFearOfSexuality
* PropagandaMachine
* PsychologicalProjection: When creating propaganda to defame people. He seems to heavily project his own hang-ups onto whoever he is slandering, with said individuals being portrayed as varying degrees of sex-crazed.
* PsychopathicManchild
* {{Sadist}}
* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny
* {{Slimeball}}
* SmallNameBigEgo
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Especially when [[spoiler:Sigrid is away.]]