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Characters: Eureka
This character sheet is for the people who live in the town of Eureka.

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    The Townsfolk of Eureka 

Sheriff Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson)

Jack Carter is a U.S. Marshal who reluctantly ends up as Sheriff of Eureka. Jack is consistently dumbfounded by the wonders Eureka produces, as well as its propensity to produce things that often threaten the entire town, if not the world. Despite being a man of average intelligence in a town full of geniuses, Jack's admittedly simplistic ideas and ability to make intuitive connections between seemingly disparate events often save the day. (This is in contrast to the other residents of Eureka, who, being stereotypical scientists, tend to over-complicate things and get lost in meantime).

  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Allison for a few seasons. With Tess from the moment she shows up.
  • Berserk Button: Threatening to harm Zoe or Allison, or anybody else he's close to will usually elicit this response.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards Fargo, believe it or not. When things get their worst for the him, Jack is always there to help the little guy.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He does it a lot, being a former U.S. Marshal helps.
  • The Call Knows Where You Live
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Summed up perfectly in the finale, where he jumps through a wormhole in order to close it;
    Carter: This is what I do!
  • The Chew Toy: Put through the wringer on a daily basis trying to clean up or fix the incredibly ludicrous ways Eureka's experiments go wrong.
  • Despair Event Horizon: When Grant started to mess up the timeline "again" Allison got Killed Off for Real, until Jack and Grant fixed it.
  • Determinator: Oh so much.
  • Genre Savvy: He knows what kind of town he lives in, even if the local mad scientists don't.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Henry.
  • Hidden Depths
  • Leeroy Jenkins: What most if not all the townsfolk thought of him when he first took the job.
  • Made of Iron: Nothing, and I mean nothing is enough to keep him down for long.
  • Only Sane Man
  • Papa Wolf: Do not mess with Jack's daughter; he takes it very personally.
  • Plot Armor: Lampshaded by Andy, who notes that the odds of survival are better when Jack's around.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Jack is red, usually against Allison or Henry's blue.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Jack is not stupid. He's actually got a way of thinking that allows him to instantly identify the problem at hand. More often that not the scientific genii dismiss his initial idea, only to later to realise that it was the correct solution all along.
  • Unlucky Everydude: In a town full of geniuses, he often thinks of himself as this. Stark never really helped in that regard.
    Stark: Yes he said invisibling.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Allison,now it's been resolved.

Zoe Carter (Jordan Hinson)

Jack's rebellious teenage daughter. Unlike her father, she is intelligent enough to keep up with the town's residents (her IQ is 157), yet like her father, possesses the street smarts most of the town's residents do not. She longs to be a medical doctor, and with the help of Henry's recommendation letter, receives an early acceptance to Harvard's medical program. She dates Lucas but in the altered timeline, they broke up when Lucas moved to Geneva, and she is now showing interest in Zane. She is also a bit more mature and responsible after her time at Harvard.

Dr. Henry Deacon (Joe Morton)

Henry is the town's jack-of-all-trades. Although, like most residents of Eureka, he is a brilliant multidisciplined scientist, Henry has ethical objections to the kind of research conducted at Global Dynamics, preferring employment as the town's mechanic. Henry's assistance is often invaluable in defusing the situations the experiments in town create. During Season 3, he was elected mayor as a write-in candidate. Following the change in timeline in season 4, he is suddenly married and is trying to keep the timeline shift a secret. Late into the 4th season, he confides in his "wife" after he realizes he is beginning to fall in love with her.

Allison Blake (Salli Richardson-Whitfield)

Allison is a Department of Defense agent who acts as the liaison between Eureka and the Federal Government, and later becomes the director of Global Dynamics. She is always at the forefront of any dilemma that might arise. Although she works for the Do D, she has two PhDs and an MD. Allison is also raising her son Kevin, an autistic youth whose father died when he was still a baby, and Jenna, the daughter she conceived with Nathan shortly before his death/disappearance. After the change in the timeline, Kevin is no longer autistic and she never became director of GD; she is, instead, head of GD's medical science division.

"Jo" Josefina Lupo (Erica Cerra)

A tough, no-nonsense cop with a love of firearms. After a brief fling with Taggart, she later develops a relationship with Zane. Zane proposes to her in the Season 4 premiere, but before she can answer him, time is altered to where the two of them never dated, and in fact cannot stand each other. In the new timeline, she is Head of Security at Global Dynamics, her role as deputy taken by the android Deputy Andy.

  • A Mother To Her Men: It's not brought up often, but as head of GD security she has moments when she shows how much she cares about the men under her command. When some of them were critically injured during an episode she watched over them in the infirmary, stating "I've got four guys who can't be moved, so I can't be moved."
  • Badass Adorable: Easily the most awesome in a fight and completely willing to hurt people.
  • Badass Normal
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Carter, Taggart, Zane and even Fargo.
  • Berserk Button: Just about anything can get Jo mad, and don't you dare call her by her full name...
  • Brainy Brunette: Behind her badass attitude is just another genius.
  • Crack Pairing: With Taggart. At least, that's how it's treated initially. Later it's treated as just another romance in a wacky town.
  • Determinator
  • Geeky Turn-On: When everyone starts sharing dreams in season 1, it turns out the Zorro dream was actually hers, leaving Jo naturally horrified that on some level, she's actually secretly attracted to Fargo!
  • Hidden Depths: She's a Badass Lady of War, but she still likes girly things like dancing and Cosmo, though she hides both.
  • Lady of War: And a very scary lady of war she is at that.
  • Love at First Sight: Well, at least infatuation at first sight with Taggart.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: It's not easy for a badass lady like her to find a boyfriend.
  • When She Smiles: It makes you want to smile with her.
  • Wrench Wench: Not a mechanic but, she knows how to assemble and disassemble her weapons in a snap.

Dr. Douglas Fargo (Neil Grayston)

A junior scientist who's always been treated dismissively by his peers. Accident prone, he more often than not ends up a victim of the disasters befalling the town. He has also caused a fair share of the problems. Neil Grayston also provides the voice of S.A.R.A.H. (Self Actuated Residential Automated Habitat), the bunker home Jack and Zoe live in. In the alternate timeline, he is head of GD, and not well liked by the staff because of his alternate's imposing and intimidating manner. He has difficulty in this new role as his alternate was a domineering egomaniac, an act he has trouble pulling off. Even so, the job has begun to transform him into a more decisive and capable leader as the weight of responsibility has forced him to stand up to other GD employees, the Department of Defense, and military generals.

Dr. Nathan Stark (Ed Quinn)

One of Eureka's top scientists. He and Jack are frequently at odds, though both respect each other. He is formerly married to Allison, and they rekindled their relationship in the second season. They were supposed to get remarried in the third season, but he dematerializes while saving the world from a time paradox on the day of their wedding, an event that apparently still occurred in Season 4's alternate timeline.

Zane Donovan (Niall Matter)

A rebellious genius, recruited in the second season as an alternative to imprisonment after being arrested for fraud (allegedly causing the New York Stock Exchange to crash). He also develops a relationship with Jo Lupo shortly after his arrival in Eureka. However, this relationship is erased with the change in timeline. He is back to being a perpetual prankster and a low-level nemesis of Jo, though he shows signs of improving because of the trust she puts in him.

Dr. Jim Taggart (Matt Frewer)

Taggart is a somewhat eccentric animal expert. He also does work in geophysics.

Dr. Holly Martin (Felicia Day)

Holly is a computer science expert and Fargo's love interest in Seasons 4 and 5.

  • Adorkable: Double whammy, as the character is adorkable, as is the actress who plays her, the geek goddess Felicia Day.
  • Artificial Human: Near the end of the series, she's the uploaded mind of a person, running on a "photonic processor" in a bio-printed replica of her original body. Other than that, she's indistinguishable physically from any other person.
  • Brain Uploading: As part of the 'matrix' plotline she is uploaded along with the rest of the crew.
  • Killed Off for Real: As part of the Astraeus 'matrix' plotline she discovers the truth about the machine and is killed to prevent her from exposing it to the other crewmembers.
  • Geeky Turn-On: Is this for Fargo.
  • Sacrificial Lion: As part of the fifth season's Darker and Edgier turn.
  • She Knows Too Much: When she figures out the crew of the Astraeus are trapped in a Lotus-Eater Machine she is immediately killed by Senator Wen.
  • Virtual Ghost

Trevor Grant (James Callis)

An associate of Albert Einstein and one of the founding members of Eureka. In the original timeline the Einstein-Rosen Bridge is called the Einstein-Grant Bridge after him. He time-travels to the present with the main characters, resulting in the new timeline. He returns in the series finale to buy GD after it loses government funding, saving Eureka.

Grace Monroe (Tembi Locke)

Henry Deacon's wife in the new timeline. She is later revealed to have been a Consortium spy recruited by the new timeline's Henry. However, she'd stopped long before she was arrested.

Vincent (Chris Gauthier)

The owner of Cafe Diem, a local restaurant. Vincent's restaurant has no menus as he is able to make anything that a customer orders. He is another one of Eureka's resident geniuses, having a doctorate in molecular gastronomy.

  • Ambiguously Gay: The show did not confirm, explore, dramatise or in any way reference his sexuality.
    • As of the series finale it doesn't seem so ambiguous any more, to judge from his reaction to naked Parrish.
    Vincent: Man-tastic!
  • Bigger on the Inside: Vincent's pantry, which is what allows him to cook so many different dishes.
  • No Name Given: His last name is never revealed.
  • Supreme Chef

Isaac Parrish (Wil Wheaton)

Head of Eureka's Non-Lethal Weapons department.

  • Expy: He's very similar to the Larry Haberman of the original timeline.
  • Insufferable Genius
  • The Rival: To Fargo, ever since childhood. He is the most critical of Fargo's time as the head of GD. He is also his chief rival for Holly's affection.

Larry Haberman (Christopher Jacot)

A GD employee.

    Notable Villains 

Dr. Beverly Barlowe (Debrah Farentino)

Beverly was the town psychiatrist. She secretly works for a mysterious organization known as "the Consortium", which has expressed a desire to exploit Eureka's innovations by whatever means necessary. A primary villain in Seasons 1 and 2, she is absent for all of season 3 but returns in the Season 4 Episode "Stoned" and meets with Dr. Trevor Grant in a clandestine meeting where she reveals her connection to him and his secret plans in 1947, thereby luring him into cooperating with her and her organization. She escapes capture when her plot is foiled.

The Consortium

Primary villains in Eureka. An organization, out to prevent "things mankind is not yet ready to use" from being misused. Of course they are the ones who get to decide who uses what, and to what end. The Consortium has existed for a very long time. Almost nothing is known about them, except for the fanaticism to their purpose.

    Government Officials 

General Mansfield (Barclay Hope)

The liaison between Global Dynamics and the Department of Defense.

Senator Michaela Wen (Ming-Na Wen)

Head of the Senate Committee that oversees Global Dynamics.


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