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.Audrey eventually discovers that her identity is a fake, and that she has been aiding Haven as countless different personalities throughout the centuries. Her original personality, Mara, helped create the Troubles.In general
Identity Amnesia: Each personality cannot remember the former ones, though Audrey does manage to get bits and pieces. Contact with William allows Mara to surface over the implanted personalities, and she can remember the combined details of all of them.
Sadistic Choice: Haven gets 27 years of peace from the Troubles and one year of Mara's new identity dealing with the Troubles. At the end of that year, the Hunter meteor storm signals it's time to get back in the barn. Refusal means the town is destroyed by meteors and the Troubles keep kicking. Alternatively, killing the one she loves will end them permanently.
Amnesiac Lover: In season 4, she has no memory of the others and her relationship with Nathan, though it turns out she was faking it. Played straight with her and William, as her original personality Mara loved him but Audrey's the one in control.
Fighting from the Inside: Nathan believes that the reason Mara doesn't finish him or Dwight off when she has the chance in the season 5 premiere is because Audrey's personality still exists somewhere inside Mara and is holding her back from actually killing any of Audrey's allies. He eventually manages to get through to her, but Mara figures it out and redoubles her efforts to make sure Audrey stays buried.
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. Audrey isn't exactly keen on doing it, either, until she learns the stakes. Nathan ends up throwing a wrench in things on her behalf.
And I Must Scream: Mara was conscious for the entire time her new personalities were running around trying to fix the Troubles, unable to act against them.
Dark Action Girl: Since she has the memories of all her other identities, she's every bit as good as Audrey.
Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The only person she cares about is her lover and partner in crime William, though Nathan insinuates she's just using him for her own ends. She doesn't take the accusation well. She later admits she has a family.
Evil Is Petty: She demonstrates some extremely childish behavior while Nathan has her locked up, tossing out insults and breaking things just for the hell of it.
Hannibal Lecture: When she's captured by the heroes, she gives these non-stop, and really knows how to get under everyone's skin. For example, she mocks Dwight about the death of his daughter, knowing he'll be absolutely enraged but unable to kill her because they still need her.
Heel-Face Brainwashing: Mara and William helped create the Troubles. As punishment, William was sealed away and Mara was condemned to help fix the Troubles by instilling her with Fake Memories and leaving her to clean up the mess. Undone in the season 4 finale, where Mara takes complete control.
Hyde Plays Jekyll: She manages to fool Nathan in the season 5 premiere, allowing her to get close enough to cuff him and grab his gun. She also uses Audrey's position to get regular townsfolk to go along with her demands, at least until she loses her patience. When she figures out that they're trying to cause Audrey to resurface, she tries to isolate Duke and pull the same trick, but Duke catches on when she tries to make more of their past kiss than was really there.
I Lied: Nathan tries to make a deal to get rid of her, but she goes back on her word as soon as she gets what she wants. As she puts it, wouldn't you consider a deal with a weed worth breaking?
Lack of Empathy: She sees people as tools to further her own agenda, outright comparing the Troubles to a gun when Nathan asks why she made them.
Not So Invincible After All: Despite her general superior attitude and immunity to the Troubles, Nathan points out that she bleeds like a normal human and can probably die like one. Duke and Nathan also realize that Duke's reactivated Troubles can affect her, unlike normal ones.
True Sight: Like Jennifer, Mara can perceive things that are invisible to normal humans.
Villains Never Lie: While Mara isn't necessarily forthcoming, she nevertheless gives honest answers when she actually decides to humor someone. When Nathan accuses of her of lying about Jennifer's power, Mara bluntly tells him that it would serve no purpose to mislead him.
You Will Be Spared: After using Vickie's power to tear a hole between worlds, she promises that Vickie will be spared. The moment is deflated when the tear seals right back up before she can use it.
Tropes specific to other personalities
The Bartender: As Lexie DeWitt, though only over an episode and the personality doesn't stick.
Bi the Way: Mara claims this of a past personality called Veronica.
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. He finally tones it down in season 4.
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.
Death Seeker: As of season 4, Nathan wants Audrey to kill him to end the Troubles forever. It's his way of atoning for destroying the Barn at the end of season 3 and perpetuating the Troubles.
Disability Superpower: Because he has no sense of touch, his sight, hearing, smell, and taste are boosted. He can also power through wounds and environmental conditions that would stop normal men, at least within reason (better at withstanding cold, for instance).
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.
All Your Powers Combined: As a result of having his Trouble reactivated by Audrey, he now possesses the combined Troubles of everyone the Crockers have ever killed.
Brought Down to Normal: In "Lay Me Down", he kills Wade to defend Jennifer, causing his own Trouble to be nullified. Audrey ends up restoring it several episodes later to deal with a Brown Note Trouble.
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.
De-power: When he kills a Troubled person, anyone in their family line is cured of that Trouble. Season 4 reveals that he accomplishes this by taking their Trouble into himself and keeping it dormant.
Everyone Has Standards: While lying, cheating, and law-breaking are all fair game, actual murder and betrayal are not.
Genre Savvy: In "Sarah", Duke figures out he's been sent back in time fairly quickly. Later he mentions that he knows "the rules" of time travel, don't do anything or you'll change the future.
Hair-Trigger Temper: When he falls under the influence of Troubled blood, he becomes extremely quick to violence, and has to work extremely hard to control himself in that state. His brother ended up becoming an addict because he couldn't control the urges.
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.
You Killed My Father: Lucy Ripley killed Simon Crocker. Unusually for this trope, Duke doesn't seem to want revenge on Audrey. And it happened the generation before, too, with Sarah Vernon killing Duke's grandfather.
Played by: Nicholas Campbell, Jordan Poole (child)
The Chief of Police in Haven, he knows more than he is telling about Audrey's origins.
Da Chief: Until he dies at the end of season 1, and briefly during Audrey's time travel problems in season 4.
Dishing Out Dirt: His Trouble causes localized earthquakes. It also turns him to stone when he tries to contain it.
Genre Savvy: In "Sarah", he immediately realizes that he died in the real timeline just from seeing Audrey's expression.
Power Incontinence: His Trouble activates in response to emotion, and he has a hard time keeping a lid on it, especially when Nathan's biological father returns to town
So Proud of You: Though it takes a while to admit it, and isn't exactly said in the best of circumstances.
Taken for Granite: While trying to stop himself from triggering an earthquake, he turns into a statue and shatters.
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: In a sense. He may not be out there fighting the fight, but he runs 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, and is in fact not even from this world.
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 eventually revealed to be 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.
Older Than They Look: Because he was revived by the Barn, he looks exactly the same as he did in the 1980's.
Posthumous Character: Subverted; Lucy Ripley resurrected him by putting his body in the Barn, but now his life is connected to it. He apparently cannot survive for very long outside it.
The Trope Kid: He was called The Colorado Kid because the only thing anybody could gather about his identity was that he was from Colorado.
The Unsolved Mystery: No one's quite sure what happened to him, until the Barn shows up and drops him off.
Agent Byron Howard
Played by: Maurice Dean Wint
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. According to her, he was emotionally abusive.
Knight Templar: He grows increasingly worse as time passes, culminating in arranging hunting parties to track down Troubled people when he gets a good excuse to do it.
Too Dumb to Live: He attempts to stab a teenage girl who is a Wendigo right in front of Audrey, who is not only a cop but trying to help the girl. He gets shot.
Played by: Anne Caillon
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.
Badass: When your job is to clean up the messes left by the Troubles, this kinda goes with the territory.
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.
Locked Out of the Loop: He rivals Duke for being kept from knowing some of the bigger secrets, eventually even taking Duke's place. Mara mocks him for this. This leads to him leading a mutiny against Vince for control of the Guard, both out of annoyance for Vince constantly hiding things and because Vince is more focused on caring for his brother than running the Guard.
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.
Audrey Prudence Parker (the real one)
Played by: Kathleen Monroe
Identity Amnesia: Her memories are erased when she enters the magic barn Audrey was supposed to disappear in. She was able to remember her boyfriend, who came to take her home.
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.
Dirty Cop: He did something in Boston, though the record was sealed.
Kill and Replace: The Bolt Gun killer killed and replaced him in the same episode he first appeared.
Posthumous Character: The real Tommy Bowen only appeared in his first episode. He was then killed by a skinwalker, who then wore his skin.
Skeptic No Longer: One day of dealing with an organ-eating Trouble got him believing.
The Bolt Gun Killer
Played by: Laura Vandervoort (true form), various actors (disguises)
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 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. Even her primary form is merely an approximation of her appearance back when James disappeared.
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.
A member of a mysterious organization called The Guard, which supposedly protects the Troubled. She has a day job as a waitress for the Gun & Rose Diner.
Agony Beam: Touching someone causes them to experience the worst pain imaginable.
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 wants him dead since she's seemingly stuck with it forever.
Locked Out of the Loop: She didn't know that Vince Teague was the leader of The Guard, but the other members did.
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.
Dropped A Bridge On Her: In "The Lighthouse", she collapses and goes missing. In "Speak No Evil", her dead body is found washed up on shore.
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 medication 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. Then he goes on a killing spree until Duke stops him.
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 vice versa. Except Groin Attack. Obviously, they don't share the anatomy for that one.
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.
Walking Spoiler: He's the major driving force for season 4, basically laying out Audrey's origins and the source of the Troubles.
Yandere: For Audrey. However, he hates her current personality and wants the original her to reemerge.