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Mark BenfordThe Special Agent put in charge of the investigating the Blackout due to having seen a Room Full of Crazy in his flashforward which has thus far been helping with the case.
- The Alcoholic: Recovering.
- Double Standard: Gives his wife all kinds of hell for being with another man in her flash forward... but then conceals from her that he was drinking in his.
- The Hero Dies: We will never know if he did.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Was subjected to these many, many, many times by pretty much every single other character. Demetri even went as far as punching him in the face.
Demetri NohMark's partner who didn't have a flashforward and is slated to be shot to death. Is engaged to a defense attorney and can sing well.
- Berserk Button: Really doesn't want to hear that the future can't be averted.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: In early episodes, Demetri had a tendency to come off as this in relation to Idiot Ball-holding Mark.
- Interchangeable Asian Cultures: Averted. In an early episode, very sharply corrects a woman who can't figure out if his name is "Chinese or Vietnamese or something..." "It's Korean."
- Race Lift: Was of Greek heritage in the novel, but changed to Korean when John Cho was cast. The name "Demetri" is a holdover.
- Someone to Remember Him By: Intentionally invoked when he proposes getting Janis pregnant.
- Your Days Are Numbered: If the flashforwards come true, he starts off the show with less than six months before he is murdered by Mark.
Stanford WedeckFBI's no-nonsense Assistant Director.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Him taking down enemies in a bathroom stall, of all places.
Janis HawkFBI Special Agent tasked with watching over Dr. Simon Campos. Is a single lesbian. In her flashforward, saw herself pregnant.
- Pregnant Hostage: As of the finale.
VogelTechnically he's CIA, but he works with the main characters on multiple occasions.
- CIA Evil, FBI Good: Vogel's no evil per se, but some of his actions qualify as questionable.
- Icy Blue Eyes: Particularly striking, given his skin tone.
Dr Bryce VarleyA young surgical intern reporting to Dr Benford. Was on the verge of commiting suicide befoe the Blackout due to having advanced stage kidney cancer. In his flashforward he sees himself still alive and meeting with a pretty Japanese girl; this renews his love of life and inspires him to go on living. Is friends with Nicole.
- Driven to Suicide: Before the Blackout.
Nicole Kirby19 year old student, Charlie's babysitter and volunteer at the hospital. Is friends with Bryce.
- Military Brat: how she learned Japanese
- You Didn't Ask: She speaks Japanese!
Dr Lloyd SimcoeAn academic whose experiment is thought to have contributed to the Blackout. He is a recently widowed father of an autistic son, Lloyd is the man Olivia saw herself with in her flashforward.
Dr Simon CamposA brilliant young quantum physicist and Lloyd's research partner.
- Child Prodigy: Grown-up version (started college at the age of 13).
- Papa Wolf: To his younger sister Annabelle.
Charlie BenfordOlivia and Mark's daughter.
Dylan SimcoeLloyd's autistic son.
- Genre Savvy: He's the only one who thought to leave a message to his past self through his flash forward.