Characters / Dead Set

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    Kelly Povell 
Played By: Jaime Winstone

  • Anti-Hero: Has cheated on her boyfriend and can be quite ruthless.
  • Bolivian Army Ending: Chooses to attempt to fight her way through the zombie horde at the end of the last episode rather than continue hiding out in the diary room with no supplies or any other hope of escape.
    • The next scene shows she most definitely failed.
  • Determinator: She's hell-bent on survival.
  • Only Sane Woman: Seems to be one of the most level-headed out of the group.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Once she comes to terms with the destruction of the world, she becomes a leader.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Cheats on Riq with Danny.

    Riq Rahman 
Played By: Riz Ahmed

Played By: Adam Deacon

  • The Lancer: To Kelly.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Or rather, his stage name.
  • Only Sane Man: Space is the only housemate who seems content to keep to himself, remain calm and approach problems in a rational manner. He's also the first housemate to realize something's wrong when the outbreak happens outside. Everyone else bickers about mundane crap, but Space figures out that the cameras are unmanned.

    Patrick Goad 
Played By: Andy Nyman

  • Bad Boss: The worst.
  • Breaking Speech: Gives an utterly brutal one to Joplin.
    "You're old. You're a pervert. You're pretentious. You stink the bog out. Your clothes make you look like a cunt! They have poured insults over you like buckets of cum! D'you know what they call you when you're out the room? Eh? Gollum."
  • Cluster F-Bomb: One right after the other, all the time.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He may be utterly horrible, but there's no denying he has the best lines.
  • Dirty Coward: When the zombies first attack he holds the door shut, locking his assistant outside to get eaten, and then shoves a man in a wheelchair in front of the zombie chasing him to escape.
  • Flowery Insults: Drifts into these from time to time, calling Pippa 'specimen' and 'fetus'.
  • Jerkass: Undeniably so.

Played By: Warren Brown

  • Idiot Ball: After getting a hold of a rifle, he's in charge of keeping the gated area clear of zombies. Later, Riq comes running in and he starts shooting at him, even after Riq screams "I'm normal!"
  • It's All My Fault: Angel getting bitten.
  • Jerkass: He's smug, cocky and mockingly asks Kelly if she's a 'mong' when she breaks into the house.
  • Oop North
  • Satellite Character: Within Big Brother, he was apparently considered one of these to Veronica.

Played By: Beth Cordingly

  • Anti-Hero: Even more ruthless than Kelly after a certain point.
  • Hidden Depths: At first she seems like the stereotypical superficial and thoughtless reality-TV type, being more concerned that she might not be on tele anymore than anything else upon learning of the Zombie Apocalypse, but once the reality of the situation sinks in she proves to be level-headed and pragmatic (if somewhat ruthless).
  • Ms. Fanservice: This was her image on Big Brother. It's present in the story itself to some extent, but it's not really played up for the audience.

Played By: Kathleen McDermott

Played By: Kevin Eldon

Played By: Raj Ghatak

Played By: Chizzy Akudolu

    Alex Bryson 
Played By: Liz May Brice

  • Action Girl
  • Anti-Hero
  • Broken Bird: All we know about her is that she killed her best friend. And has nightmares about it.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Tells Riq she got her rifle from eBay.
  • Mercy Kill: by Riq
  • Starting a New Life: The apocalypse is only a day old when she finds Riq. When they come upon a gated house she's more than happy to stay there with him, despite barely knowing him.

Played By: Elyes Gabel

[[folder: The former Big Brother Housemates]]

  • As Themselves
  • Death by Cameo: They are among the people in the completely unprotected production area. Obviously, they die very early on.

[[folder: Davina]]

  • AsHerself: Even does, using a genuine Eviction Crowd, most of a typical night's eviction presentation. As she is interviewing Pippa, the crowd is already turning, and, of the people in the interview area, only Pippa survives.