A young FBI agent with an eye for the supernatural who arrives at the small town of Haven, Maine on a routine case. After seeing an old picture in a newspaper of a woman who may be her mother and discovering that she has a knack for cases involving the Troubles, she decides to stay for a while to try and learn more about her past and help the Troubled. She later resigns from the FBI to remain permanently with the Haven PD.
The Heart: She has a very strong sense of empathy and is the only reason Nathan and Duke manage to work together.
Heel-Face Brainwashing: Hinted in "William", where William suggests that there's another persona besides the "Haven savers" that loves him. Undone in the season 4 finale, where Mara takes complete control.
Identity Absorption: Audrey actually has all the memories and the personality of the real FBI agent Audrey Parker up to the point that they act almost identically and use the exact same phrases when placed in similar situations. She does not remember who she was before this happened. We later find out that the same thing happened about 30 years ago with Lucy Ripley and might happen every time the Troubles come back.
Screw Destiny: Audrey (or whoever she is at the time) is supposed to enter the magic barn and disappear for 27 years, talking the Troubles with her. Lucy tried to dodge this fate, but was apparently caught by the Guard. This time around, the Guard seems intent on forcing her cooperation.
Your Days Are Numbered: In Season 3, Audrey finds out that when the "Hunter" meteor storm comes, she will disappear and lose all her memories. It comes every twenty-seven years, and the next one is in forty-nine days. Turns out that she doesn't necessarily have to do it, but either does for the greater good or gets forced into it.
Nathan Thaddeus Wuornos
Played by: Lucas Bryant
A Haven PD officer and the son of Chief Wuornos, he quickly becomes Audrey's police partner and friend. In season 2, he becomes the Chief of Police after his father's death.
Aesop Amnesia: Nathan constantly forgets that Duke is not a bad guy anymore and keeps blaming Duke for everything that goes wrong. In season 3, he keeps assuming Duke is going to be a killer.
Agent Scully: He makes some half-hearted efforts in this direction, as he'd really like to be living in a rational world.
Can't Have Sex, Ever: Technically, he could, but unless it was with someone like Audrey, he wouldn't enjoy it because he can't feel. An early episode revealed that this makes him worry that he can't...ahem..."make it happen."
Cuteness Proximity: Nathan changes completely when he is around babies. So much so that it disturbs Audrey and she forces him to give the baby back so they can get back to work.
Feel No Pain: He cannot feel pain, heat, cold, or any touch other than Audrey's.
Happily Adopted: When it comes out that Max Hansen is his biological father and not Garland Wuornos, he continues to consider the Chief his real father. Which is somewhat ironic considering the rather antagonistic relationship the two had.
Healing Factor: Any injuries he takes seem to heal in a matter of hours, with no scars.
A local smuggler, amongst other things, who is often caught up in the investigations. Nathan dislikes and mistrusts him, and he's not too fond of Nathan either, but he becomes something of a friend to Audrey and is more often than not their ally.
Brought Down to Normal: In "Lay Me Down", he kills Wade to defend Jennifer, causing his own Trouble to be nullified.
The Call Knows Where You Live: He doesn't even want to be a good guy, but he keeps getting put in situations where he has to do the right thing. In one episode, where he's finally resolved to leave Haven and all this hero crap behind, he walks right into someone in the midst of a Trouble Meltdown. He sighs, rolls his eyes, says, "Can't I just leave?!" and tackles the man.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Duke himself lampshades this in season 4, complaining that he has somehow become the guy everyone turns to for help even though he's technically a criminal.
Kick the Dog: Just about everything he did to Nathan in backstory. We, the audience, might not like him as much if it were done onscreen.
Despite this, he and Nathan do seem to have an odd friendship dating back to childhood. They went sledding together as kids, and when Nathan broke his arm Duke carried him to the hospital. And then went back to sledding.
Parental Neglect: According to him, his usual conversation with his father went along the lines of being asked to go pick him up another six-pack.
Power Nullifier: A variation; if he kills a Troubled person, everyone in that person's family will be rendered normal.
Screw Destiny: His attitude toward whatever people declare is his destiny.
Sins of Our Fathers: A lot of people blame him for his father Simon's crimes. He was completely ignorant of them until the appropriately named episode "Sins of the Fathers".
Superpower Meltdown: Suffers from a variation of this when Audrey re-Troubles him. It turns out the Crockers don't so much destroy Troubles as they absorb them into themselves and keep them dormant. Audrey didn't just re-activate his own Trouble, but every other Trouble he's absorbed. Now they're combining and mutating in his system into something very, very bad.
Super Strength: His strength is temporarily boosted if the blood of a Troubled person is spilled on him.
My Greatest Failure: During the 1980's Troubles, he activated Simon Crocker's Trouble and had him eliminate Troubles, but Simon got Drunk on the Dark Side and became a monster. This mistake still haunts Vince to this day.
Non-Idle Rich: How rich? Tommy notes that Vince and Dave own most of Haven and then some.
Retired Badass: Though the third season finale reveals he's not so retired, he's the head of the Guard.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: He believes Audrey needs to go into The Barn for the good of everyone, even though he isn't particularly pleased about it. He just doesn't see another option.
What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: His Trouble is to... make the circular maze symbol appear on his arm at will. It ends up being useful in "When The Bough Breaks" by pointing at the Heart of Haven like a compass.
Played by: John Dunsworth, Matt Bois (young)
Runs Haven's newspaper shop with his brother Vince. He knows more than he is telling about the Troubles and Audrey's origins.
Dirty Old Man: Though him ogling Audrey may be justified as it is implied that he loved her back when she was Sarah.
Happily Adopted: "When The Bough Breaks" reveals that he was adopted into the Teagues family.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: He is firmly set against Audrey entering The Barn, believing that they're just treating the symptoms of the Troubles by using her instead of actually dealing with them.
The Colorado Kid
Played by: Steve Lund
In 1983, his unidentified dead body was found in Haven. The case was investigated by Garland Wuornos, who didn't really get anywhere and closed it. The mystery of his death and identity is one of the driving questions of the show. He is James Cogan, son of Audrey's past incarnation Sarah Vernon and a time-traveling Nathan. He was also the husband of Arla Cogan, the woman who became the Bolt Gun Killer.
Audrey's FBI superior, who reluctantly accepts her resignation when she decides to remain in Haven indefinitely. He also knows more about Haven than he seems. He is the caretaker of The Barn which takes Audrey away.
A former drunk who turned to religion. The Reverend is extremely influential and does his best to spread his beliefs that the Troubled and those who sympathize with them are unholy abominations who must be destroyed in the name of God.
Freudian Excuse: His beloved wife Penny had an affair with a guy who happened to be Troubled, then she died. It turns out that she faked her death and moved away. And according to her, he was emotionally abusive.
A woman who Nathan briefly dates before she moves to Montreal.
Animal Wrongs Group: Mild and realistic example. She hates people who hunt for sport, but she thinks hunting for food is okay.
Love Cannot Overcome: Despite her feelings for Nathan, she breaks up with him and moves away because she thinks The Troubles are too dangerous and freaky.
Magical Native American: Subverted. She is of Mi'kmaq descent and many people fear her as a witch, but she is normal. She does nothing to discourage the rumors of her being a witch because it makes people leave her alone.
Evidence "Evi" Ryan Crocker
Played by: Vanessa Antoine
Duke's estranged wife and former partner in crime, she has her own reasons for returning to Haven.
Redemption Equals Death: She tries to make up for lying to Duke and betraying his friends to Reverend Driscoll by getting him the information he needs. She doesn't get past demanding that they tell him or she will before she is shot and killed by a sniper.
A mysterious man formerly employed by Garland Wuornos. He works as a handyman in Haven, but joins the heroes in protecting Haven from the Troubles. In Season 4, he becomes the Chief of Police after Nathan stepped down.
Blessed with Suck: He's a bullet-magnet. He found this out when deployed in Afghanistan. He wears a bulletproof vest at all times to stay safe.
Character Development: Over the course of seasons 2 and 3, Dwight becomes a little more outgoing and less of a Badass Bystander/The Atoner. His job in season 4 is not likely something he'd have done before running into Audrey and the gang, if only because of the constant danger it puts him in. Though at least it gives him an excuse to wear a vest and not get hassled by the police.
Clean Up Crew: When he says he "cleans things up," he means he gets rid of the evidence of the Troubles. Though it sounds more mysterious than it actually is; Audrey remarks that when [he] looks like a viking, people will believe anything he says.
Determinator: His response to being caught in a bear trap while carrying a little girl to safety? Pull the chain out of the ground and keep going.
Hero of Another Story: He's been in Haven helping to deal with the Troubles for a long time before Nathan and Audrey meet him.
My Greatest Failure: Is haunted by the memory of his dead daughter, Lizzie. While helping the wendigo sisters, the Teagues ask if he's doing it to try to atone for Lizzie's death. He angrily replies that he's doing it because it is the right thing to do.
Parental Neglect: According to him, his father and Duke's father are pretty much the same. His father didn't even bother to warn him about his Trouble before he enlisted.
The Straight and Arrow Path: Typically carries and wields a crossbow, which in this modern age nets a few stares from people and got him arrested once by a cop who wasn't in on The Masquerade. This is out of necessity, since his Trouble prevents him from using a gun. In season 4, he swaps it out for a taser.
Knight In Sour Armour: He grumbles, complains, and just plain doesn't like people, but he also threw Audrey out of the way of a car and was hit and killed in her place. Thankfully, it was a "Groundhog Day" Loop.
No Eye in Magic: His Trouble doesn't affect people who don't look directly at him.
Put on a Bus: After his overconfidence nearly gets everybody killed, he decides to break up with Audrey and leave town until he decides he has become a better person.
A cop from Boston who ends up in Haven on the trail of a serial killer. He ends up staying due to mysterious circumstances but has quickly adapted to the quirks of The Troubles. That said, like everyone in Haven, he's got his own secrets and is one of the few to be able to match wits with Dave and Vince in that regard.
Played by:various people, Laura Vandervoort (true form)
A serial killer so named for their distinctive use of a modified bolt gun as a murder weapon. She is actually Arla Cogan, the Colorado Kid's wife and a skinwalker who can take the form of others by wearing their skin.
Improbable Weapon User: A bolt gun isn't exactly the most efficient murder weapon. What it does do is leave the skin mostly undamaged for later use.
Never My Fault: When her husband rejects her for her murders, she angrily blames Audrey and tries to kill her, but James gets in the way and is stabbed instead. Arla then blames Audrey for that too and tries to attack her again, only for Audrey to kill her instead.
Older than They Look: Since she can look like anyone, she can look as young or as old as she pleases.
Required Secondary Powers: Her powers not only let her copy appearance, but every physical aspect of a person, even their voice, height, and muscle mass. Invokes a bit of Fridge Logic when her composite mask is shown to heal into a seamless face when worn, making one wonder why she needs the bolt gun if her powers actively hide even major blemishes like that.
Start of Darkness: When the Colorado Kid was murdered, Lucy offered to take them both into the barn so he would be revived and they could live together. Then Arla's Trouble kicked in and her skin melted off. She murdered a woman in desperation, not wanting to be seen skinless, but Lucy condemned the act and took the Colorado Kid by herself. Every act since was an attempt to get him back and reconstruct her old appearance.
Blessed with Suck: Touching her bare skin causes people to feel excruciating pain, and she has no control over it. It even works while she is unconscious. She considers this sucky because she wants to be able to touch people. She falls in love with Nathan because his Trouble (Feel No Pain) makes him immune to hers.
Clingy Jealous Girl: Doesn't like Audrey hanging around Nathan. She wants Audrey to disappear, both so the Troubles will end and so she can have Nathan all for herself. Nathan breaks up with her once he learns the depths she's willing to sink (kidnapping a little girl) to achieve this.
Death by Irony:She tells Wade Crocker about the Crocker family curse so that he can kill Audrey and hypothetically end the Troubles. She later repents of this plan and Wade kills her instead, having become addicted to his Trouble.
Heel Face Door Slam:She finally repents her plans to have either Nathan or Audrey killed to end the Troubles, and says that she is tired of being a monster. And then Wade Crocker kills her.
Hoist By Her Own Petard: Although, to be fair, once she introduced Wade Crocker to his addictive, madness-inducing superpower, she was only his second victim.
I Just Want to Be Normal: She never liked her Trouble and even says the trope name in "Thanks For The Memories". When Nathan killed Agent Howard and destroyed The Barn, preventing The Troubles from ending, she now wants him dead.
What the Hell, Hero?: From Season 4 on, nearly every word out of her mouth toward Nathan is how much she hates him for preventing Audrey's return to the barn and screwing up the 27-year cycle.
Played by: Emma Lahana
A young woman who rescues Duke at the beginning of Season 4, then agrees to come to Haven and help against The Troubles.
Blessed with Suck: Her Trouble made everybody think she was crazy, and it is only useful in giving others information.
The Chosen One: She is "The Child of Ruin", who can open The Door that William can be sent through to banish him.
Happily Adopted: She had never met her birth parents and was adopted, though her adopted parents have passed away a few years ago. It is revealed that Agent Howard arranged her adoption.
Hearing Voices: Her Trouble causes her to constantly hear the past and present conversations that occurred in The Barn. She has to take medications to silence them and stay relatively sane. People inside The Barn can also hear her, allowing for limited communication.
True Sight: She can see The Barn and other things that are invisible to everybody else.
The Watson: Since she had never been in Haven and never heard of The Troubles, Duke and the others have to explain everything to her.
White Collar Worker: She used to work in a cubicle at The Boston Globe, until she was fired for hearing voices.
Wade Osbourne Crocker
Played by: Christian Carmago
Duke's half-brother, who joins the cast in Season 4. He was a stock broker in New York before deciding to move to Haven and help his brother out.
Blood Lust: Becomes addicted to his Trouble, leading to this.
Drowning My Sorrows: For several days straight after finding out that his wife was cheating on him.
Drunk on the Dark Side: He becomes addicted to gaining strength from absorbing Troubled blood, in contrast to Duke who always struggles to control the rush it gives him.
Evil Counterpart: While Duke struggles to keep his Trouble in check and only uses it to help others, Wade embraces his Trouble and only uses it for personal gain.
I Just Want to Be Special: Once he finds out about the Crocker family curse and that he could potentially end the Troubles forever, he doesn't hesitate.
Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Upon finding out about the Crocker family curse, he knifes a man to activate it. When Jordan repents of her plans to kill either Nathan or Audrey to end the Troubles forever he murders her.
Locked Out of the Loop: Doesn't know about The Troubles, and Duke is determined to keep it that way. He first sees them in "The New Girl", and Jordan takes him under her wing, trying to use the Crocker Trouble against Audrey.
Serial Killer: He regularly kills Troubled people to get the rush of absorbing their blood. He meets his end when he tries to kill Jennifer, causing Duke to kill him.
Sibling Rivalry: Wade has some buried resentment for Duke being their father's favorite and having a life in Haven. It even goes so far as him resenting Duke for trying to protect him from the family curse.
Sins of Our Fathers: Like Duke, The Guard wants to kill him for Simon's crimes. He has no idea.
Once his Trouble is activated, he pretty much becomes just like Simon.
Super Empowering: He can grant Troubles to those who don't have one, can implicitly grant additional Troubles to those who already have one (Dwight was threatened with this), and finally can supercharge existing Troubles, either making them more potent or contagious.
Synchronization: He and Audrey are connected. Anything that happens to him happens to her, and presumably vice versa.
The Unfettered: He wants Audrey to remember who she really is, and he'll hurt as many people as he has to in order to make that happen.