This page lists all the characters of the television series Les Revenants and the various tropes applied to them. Beware, there WILL be SPOILERS BOTH MAJOR AND MINOR.
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In GeneralA group of men and women who died several years ago and are mysteriously Back from the Dead.
Camille Séguret14-year-old daughter of Claire and Jérôme, twin sister to Léna. Camille died four years ago in a bus crash, an accident which tore her family apart and which she may have unwittingly caused via her Twin Telepathy with Léna. In the bus, Camille somehow senses her sister having sex with Frédéric, the boy Camille was in love with and whom Léna promised never to date. Feeling violated and betrayed, she becomes hysterical and tries to force the driver to stop, distracting him long enough to miss Victor standing in the road which causes him to swerve off a cliff. She returns four years later to a changed family and a now-adult Léna who she barely recognizes. Although she is immediately accepted, her "reintegration" proves to be a painful one.
Played By: Yara Pilartz
Centric Episodes: 01
Viviane CostaApparently the Revenant whose death goes the farthest back. She was the wife of the now elderly schoolteacher Mr Costa and it is assumed she died sometime in the seventies. When he sees her back from the dead, her husband quickly proceeds to kill her by trapping her in their burning house. Of course this doesn't stop her from coming back. Throughout the series, she displays an extremely cynical attitude towards the living, saying the Revenants don't have to fear them anymore and that they don't even need the Revenants to hurt them. Flashbacks show that she survived the dam rupture that flooded the original town, and suggesting she knew something about it not being an accident. Her cause of death remains unknown.
Played By: Laetitia de Fombelle
Centric Episodes: 01
SergeToni's brother and a violent serial-killer, known for attacking young women in a town underpass and eating their entrails. Julie is one of his surviving victims. While the police never knew that Serge was the culprit, Toni discovered his brother's criminal activities and killed him to stop the attacks. Now, seven years after his death, Serge is back, and so are the murders... He attacks Lucy at the end of the first episode.
Played By: Guillaume Gouix
Centric Episodes: 05
Simon DelaitreAdèle's fiancee before his untimely death on their wedding day, and father of their daughter Chloé. A former musician with a troubled past, Simon was deeply in love with Adèle before he was killed in a car accident ten years ago. It is eventually revealed that Simon committed suicide, a fact hidden from Adèle to protect her in her vulnerable state; Simon, however, has no idea why he killed himself and does not remember his death.
Played By: Pierre Perrier
Centric Episodes: 02
Victor / LouisA strange, solitary little boy who refuses to speak and follows Julie home, compelled to always stay by her side because he thinks she's a "fairy" sent by his mother to protect him. His cause of death is not revealed for quite some time. Around the time the first dam broke, burglars broke into his home and killed his entire family; while one of them tried to reassure and protect him, the other promptly shot him in cold blood.
Played By: Swann Nambotin
Centric Episodes: 04
The HordeThe many, many other people who resurrected at the same time as the other characters. Most of them seem to have died when the dam broke and flooded the old town in the seventies. Unlike the others Revenants, they seem to have absolutely no interest in getting back in touch with their loved ones and stay together, hiding in the woods. They have a sullen, silent behaviour which makes them seem like zombies (although extremely well-behaved ones) and at least one of them has gone completely feral. They seem to harbor a vendetta against the living and are plotting some kind of conspiracy, staying in the shadows for the greater part of season 1 before emerging under the leadership of Lucy in the finale. One of their objectives is to reunite all the Revenants.
Played By: Various
Centric Episodes: 08
AdèleSimon's former fiancée. Ten years after his death on their wedding day, she has raised his child and found love again in Thomas, whom she's about to marry. After Simon's death, Adèle suffered from depression and hallucinations, claiming she could hear him whispering to her. Despite psychiatric care and her love for Thomas and Chloé, she tried to commit suicide at least once. When Simon returns, Adèle is visibly torn between her old feelings for Simon and her new life with Thomas. Unlike the other characters, she believes Simon to be a ghost who only she can see. She works at the town's media center.
Played By: Clotilde Hesme
Centric Episodes: 07
ChloéSimon's and Adèle's young daughter, she has Thomas as a surrogate father since Simon died before she was born. A calm, charming child on first appearances, she displays surprising maturity for her age and later reveals a darker edge. Having witnessed your mother's suicide attempt can do that to you. She feels strongly protective of her family.
Played By: Brune Martin
Claire SéguretWife of Jérôme, mother to Léna and Camille. After Camille's death, she saw the rest of her family crumble and this has left her with a sentiment of powerlessness. Her relationship with Léna is strained and she forced Jérôme to move out of their house when his alcoholism became too much to handle. She found an unexpected savior in Pierre, who provided her the emotional support she wanted so desperately. Their relationship is very ambiguous (though it seems platonic at the moment) and she has grown very religious. She prayed every day for Camille to come back and interprets her return as God fulfilling her greatest wish.
Played By: Anne Consigny
Monsieur CostaAn elderly retired schoolteacher who taught most of the older characters, his medical exams are regularly done by Julie. His wife Madame Costa died sometime in the seventies; when she comes back, he immediately attempts to kill her with fire before taking his own life. Supplementary materials reveal he was also mayor of the town at the time his wife died.
Played By: Claude Lévèque
FrédéricLéna's current on-again off-again boyfriend. Used to fancy Camille when he was younger, a crush that was strongly reciprocated.
Played By: Matila Malliarakis
Père Jean-FrançoisThe local Catholic priest, always speaking in a moderate and perhaps mildly condescending tone. He seems to prefer the mysteries of the faith to actual supernatural occurrences, to the point of claiming that the idea of Jesus' physical resurrection is taking things "too literally".
Played By: Jérôme Kircher
Jérôme SéguretSeparated husband of Claire, father of Léna and Camille. Unable to recover from Camille's death, he succumbed to alcoholism and violence and was kicked out of the house by Claire. It is also revealed that he hit Léna on at least one occasion. He is slowly recovering, but his plans to reconnect with his wife and daughter do not prove successful. He despises Pierre, both for the emotional connection he has with Claire and his born-again religious outlook, which Jérôme suspects to hide fraudulent motives. His brutal honesty and tendency to address uncomfortable truths often test the patience of other characters. He is, however, trying to atone for his past mistakes by protecting Camille once she returns from the dead. He once had an extra-conjugal liaison with Lucy who claimed she could hear Camille telling him she loved him; this is probably the point when he started to clean up.
Played By: Frédéric Pierrot
Julie MeyerMonsieur Costa's nurse and Laure's past lover. She is the last known victim of the Cannibal, and the only one who (just barely) survived his attack. Although she would rather die than admit it, Julie was left traumatized and pushed Laure away from her for this reason. She confesses that she feels "dead" since the attack and thinks that she may be one of the "Revenants." She was indeed "clinically dead" for two seconds as she laid on the operating table, but her theory remains as of now unconfirmed. Little Victor follows her home and she feels compelled to care for him, although she cannot determine who he is or where he came from. She bears deep scars on her abdomen from the Cannibal's knife; supplementary materials relate that she is now unable have children and this may explain why she feels the irrational need to protect and care for Victor.
Played By: Céline Sallette
Centric Episodes: 03
LaureA police officer under Thomas's command, she's Julie's past lover. One of the most stable and level-headed characters of the series. She's very dedicated to her job and even seems over-zealous when it comes to the Cannibal, which, given he tried to kill Julie, is understandable. She's notably adamant on Toni being the main suspect despite the fact that he was proven innocent years ago.
Played By: Alix Poisson
Léna SéguretDaughter of Claire and Jérôme, twin sister of Camille. Four years have passed since her sister's death and she is now a full-grown woman in her last year at high school. Foul-mouthed, wild and sexually promiscuous, she has only a very loose relationship with her parents; Claire has given up trying to discipline her and Jérôme hit her before he left the house. Underneath the party-girl exterior Léna clearly bears a lot of unresolved pain and anger. Unlike her parents, she reacts to her twin's return with shock, fear and complete rejection. Her inability to face Camille may stem from survivor's guilt, since she was supposed to be on the school bus with her sister the day it crashed. Instead, she faked an illness and stayed at home, using the opportunity to seduce the boy Camille was in love with (Frédéric) and whom she had promised not to date.
Played By: Jenna Thiam
Lucy ClarsenA waitress at the Lake Pub, the bar which Toni runs. She is brutally attacked by the Cannibal (Serge) in the first episode. She survives, and seems to have regenerative powers. Not much is known about her except that she arrived in town one year ago without a dime in her pocket and that she frequently had sex with customers. It is also revealed that she's some kind of medium who can communicate with the dead during sexual intercourse with their relatives; one of her clients was Jérôme. After she heals completely, she escapes the hospital and joins the Revenants; by the end of the first season she even seems to be their leader, or is at least chosen as their spokesperson.
Played By: Ana Girardot
Centric Episodes: 06
Mademoiselle PayetJulie's annoying next door neighbour. Has a lot of cats and is constantly peeping through the keyhole to spy on the other inhabitants of the building. She's a gossiping extraordinaire and loves to intrude in other people's private lives; she's also kind of a cougar.
Played By: Carole Franck
Pierre TissierOwner of "La Main Tendue" (The Helping Hand), a homeless shelter connected with the local church. A devout man with a charismatic persona, he annoys Jérôme no end and has become Claire's best friend and confidant. In the seventies, he took part in the fatal burglary at Victor's house, when his partner killed the whole family. While Pierre tells Victor that he did not mean for them to die, he also did nothing to prevent it. His strong religious beliefs probably stem from this guilt, as a way to atone for his sins. He's confident that the return of the dead is a signal of an imminent divine intervention on a much larger scale.
Played By: Jean-François Sivadier
SandrineA friend of Claire who also lost a child in the bus crash; she's pregnant but later miscarries.
Played By: Constance Dollé
ThomasChief of the town's police department and current fiancé of Adèle, he's lived with her for several years and has raised Simon's daughter as his own. A highly competent officer, he is also quite the control-freak. He had their whole house monitored by hidden cameras without Adèle's knowledge, though he claims he only did it to make sure she didn't try to commit suicide when he wasn't around. Simon's return jeopardizes everything that Thomas has built in his life with Adèle and so he is extremely hostile towards him, considering him a threat to both Adèle and Chloe. He also blames Simon for leaving Adèle as an emotional wreck, knowing that Simon committed suicide but hiding this fact from Adèle to ease her psychological recovery.
Played By: Samir Guesmi
ToniHe runs a bar called The Lake Pub which many of the characters frequent. He's Lucy's boss and Serge's brother. One night, he saw his brother attacking Julie. Realizing he was the Cannibal, he saved Julie and killed Serge himself, though he didn't have the courage to reveal the truth to the police. Knowing this, their mother died of grief soon afterwards. He's a hard but ultimately fair man who's clearly coping with deep guilt; he now wonders if killing Serge was the right thing to do and blames himself for the death of their mother. He will do anything and everything to fall back in their good graces.
Played By: Grégory Gadebois
Centric Episodes: 05