Characters: H.I.V.E. Series

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Otto Malpense

Wing Fanchu

  • Awesomeness by Analysis: In Book one:
    'There are twenty-three ways of combatting an assailant armed with a blunt object from this position. Four of them will kill you, twelve of them will permanently disable you and the remaining seven will cause injuries that, while being extremely painful, you will at least recover from. In all of them I take that pipe from you and use it on you.'
  • Badass
  • Beta Couple: with Shelby
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Shelby from book two onward.
  • The Big Guy - Shelby even calls him this, although he's actually very intelligent.
  • Dating Catwoman
  • No Sense of Humor: Shelby calls him out on this on multiple occasions.
  • Official Couple: With Shelby in book six.
  • The Stoic
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome: Just ask Shelby.
  • Token Good Teammate: None of the main characters are evil, but Wing certainly seems to have more of a conscience than the others. He's the only one of the main four who didn't break the law before coming to HIVE.

Laura Brand

Shelby Trinity

Nigel Darkdoom

Franz Argentblum

Lucy Dexter

Block and Tackle

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Maximilian Nero

The Headmaster of HIVE.

  • Affably Evil: He's very nice for a high ranking member of the world's largest criminal organisation.
  • Bait-and-Switch Tyrant: He's technically a villain in book one, but that's just because Otto, our narrator, has not yet gotten to know him.
  • Berserk Button: Do NOT harm any of the students of H.I.V.E, or "there will be consequences"
  • Dragon Ascendant: If he could have been considered The Dragon to Number One, then his promotion counts as this.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: Not afraid to toss people in at the deep end as deemed necessary.

Professor Pike

Chief Lewis

  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: In Zero Hour, after surviving all sorts for the last five books, he is killed early on by an animus controlled Raven.

Contessa Maria Sinistre

Ms Leon

Colonel Francisco

Miss Tennebaum


Not technically 'staff' but he does exist for the sole purpose of serving HIVE.


Also not technically staff, but she works for Nero rather than GLOVE.


Number One

  • Affably Evil: To be fair to him, Number One was seemingly a good enough guy for the head of a global league of villainy, and saved Dr. Nero's life. The really evil stuff was all done really by Overlord.
  • No Name Given: Although it's implied to be Otto Malpense.

Diabolus Darkdoom




Pietor Furan

Sebastian Trent



Jason Drake