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Actor: Robert Sheehan
"Hey, man..."Power: Immortality and Mediumship (Series 1 - 2); Reality Warper ("Vegas, Baby!")With an answer for everything, sarcastic wit, and a fondness for pushing things too far; your first impression of Nathan could be that he's massively irritating, which is something he seems to revel in. So when Nathan’s lumbered with this bunch of extremities, he’s got so much to play with.Thing is, Nathan may realise having actual friends when you’re out on your ear is a good thing. Because underneath the cocky quips and sarcasm, Nathan isn’t as unemotionally untouchable as he makes out, which Kelly soon discovers.
- Attention Whore
- Badass Beard/Beard of Evil: In "Vegas, Baby".
- Bullying a Dragon: Although he's not always aware of it, Nathan does end up pissing off a lot of powerful people.
- Call-Back: When people ask him what he was arrested for, he explains that it was for 'eating some pick 'n' mix,' at which most people scoff in disbelief. However, in 1x04, we see he wasn't lying, though he left out some other crimes he committed.
- The Chew Toy: He suffers more than any character in the show, arguably deservedly. It's very fun to watch.
- Disappeared Dad: To the point where he left an eight-year old Nathan alone in an Ikea with a registered sex offender before eventually running out on Nathan's mother altogether. Ironically, though, he is the only father of a Misfit that we see on screen.
- Forgot About His Powers: When his powers are finally revealed, Nathan ends up never using them in situations when they're really needed, for which the others frequently criticise him. In the case of his immortality, he never thinks to use himself as a shield for the others; in the case of his reality warping, he can't think of any way to use it in an offensive or defensive capacity-i.e., conjuring a gun, opening a door in a dead-end, etc. However, in the case of his immortality- specifically why he doesn't use himself as a shield-he states a very good reason: it still hurts. He does shield Simon when he's in love with him thanks to Vince's tattoo, however.
- The Gadfly: It's a key part of his character and his role in the group; his deliberately annoying the other characters allows them to be more vulnerable and reveal their character traits to each other and the audience.
- Guile Hero: His method of dealing with Rachel is both smart and audacious in its execution.
- Heroic Comedic Sociopath
- I Just Want to Be Special: For the whole of season 1.
- Iron Butt Monkey: Key to his character. Whether it be embarrassment or fatal injury, he'll shrug it off and laugh. it's even the characteristic that gave him his Personality Power.
- I See Dead People: What happens when ecstasy inverts his power. Unlike the other power inversions though, Nathan gains this as a permanent secondary power.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: It's hidden deep down, but he does come to care a lot for Kelly and Simon. Also, in spite of how badly he frequently treats them, the Misfits are, in fact, his closest friends.
- Living Forever Is Awesome: He strongly believes this.
- Long-Lost Relative : Nathan's dad did a repeat performance with another woman, resulting in Nathan having a little brother who turns up at the community centre early in the second season, much to Nathan's surprise.
- Lovable Sex Maniac
- Malicious Misnaming: He always refers to Simon as "Barry", since he doesn't see him as interesting or worthwhile enough to call by his real name - even when he's begging him to save his life, shortly before he dies for the first time. He never does break the habit, but it's clearly become more of an Affectionate Nickname by the end of the series.
- Mouthy Kid: Pretty much the poster child for this.
- No Dead Body Poops: Averted. He suffers this following his first resurrection, and still joked about later in the second series.
- Papa Wolf: Subverted in 1x05. He's only overprotective of the baby Finn because his ability invokes this state in others.
- Later he genuinely displays this towards Marnie's baby, "Nathan Junior".
- Personality Powers: Nathan remains eternally confident despite his misfortunes and bounces back from almost every single insult and embarrassment, so he gains the capacity to return from the grave.
- Turns out his new power really does make the world revolve around him.
- Put on a Bus: Robert Sheehan didn't return for a third series.
- Reality Warper: He appears to possess this, after buying it off Seth. He's limited to apparently just conjuring or altering small items, though it's possible that he's just too stupid to realise its limits, which isn't exactly out of character.
- Refuge in Audacity: He utilises this in quite a few episodes. For example, preventing Sally from finding the dead bodies in the boot of her car by hurling a brick at the windscreen, holding Rachel at gunpoint with a water pistol, distracting a gang of car thieves by pretending to try to hire them as male prostitutes, and shocking two security guards out of commission by using his new power to pull a rabbit out of his ass.
- Resurrective Immortality: He can be hurt or injured in the normal way, but will heal all injuries once he dies and comes back to life.
- Running GagNathan: These are my friends.Alisha: I'm not your friend.
- The Slacker
- Small Name, Big Ego
- They Killed Kenny Again: Nathan dies from from being impaled in the chest (twice), being mauled by Tony in an alternate timeline, beaten to death, breaking his neck in a webisode and being shot in the head in another alternate timeline.
- Token Evil Team Mate: On the milder end of the scale, but he has all the important features.
- Troll: Especially when dealing with Beverley at the bowling alley in Episode 1x04
- Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Like with the Token Evil Team Mate trope, he's on the milder end of the scale; the audience does get to sympathise with him, but he still has all the important features.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: This label can be applied to just about every lasting friendship Nathan forms, especially with Simon. Furthermore, this wasn't entirely new to his character at the time: in a phone conversation with one of his pre-community service friends, Nathan can be heard dropping a number of deeply insulting remarks- and actually begins a conversation by loudly asking "How's the herpes?"
Barry Simon Bellamy
Actor: Iwan Rheon
Power: Season 1-2, Invisibility, super-human aim; Season 3, Short-term precognition, one-way travel into the past, immunity to others' powers, super-human aimDespite a sharp, calculating mind, shy, unassuming Simon is a social outcast who looks more like a Warcraft veteran than someone who would actually break the law.note Nervous to speak up, but desperate to make friends, Simon tries his hardest to be heard and accepted by the others, which helps to fuel everyone else’s suspicion he’s a little odd. His offers to help fall on deaf ears, or are ridiculed by Nathan. Which is a shame, because what Simon would like more than anything is to feel noticed and valued by actual people, as opposed to just the subscribers of his Youtube channel.
- Anti-Magic: Future!Simon has the ability of immunity to others' powers.
- Badass Bookworm: Eventually develops into this as he starts learning Superhoodie's parkour skills.
- Bad Liar: Simon really has problems with lying, often trailing off when he realises that people are looking at him.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Simon might be shy and quiet, but he also has a lot of pent-up frustrations waiting to be unleashed- specifically on those who threaten his new friends. In fact, Simon's the only one of the gang who's shown he's ready to commit pre-meditated murder, though he only does so when his loved ones are threatened.
- Berserk Button: Don't touch his phone.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Once he encounters Peter, one of the many Stalker with a Crush characters he attracts, who uses his powers to make him reveal his secret identity, push away his girlfriend and attack his friends.
- Bus Crash: An interesting case, as he was killed before being put on the bus due to Time Travel.
- Butt-Monkey: Simon suffered a lot of crap in season 1, largely at the hands of Nathan. By season 2 though he's doing better, mirroring his increase in confidence.
- Camera Fiend: In the first season, he mostly stood around, filming people and events rather than actually participating; he eventually grew out of this habit as he actually started to engage with the others.
- Character Development: Simon undergoes the most out of all the characters, going from quiet loner to a more confident and heroic member of the gang and eventually the badass, mature and mysterious Superhoodie.
- Combat Precognition: After selling his invisibility, Simon bought precognition to replace; this new power is put to good use in predicting hazards and threats during his free-running exercises.
- Combo Platter Powers: At his death Simon possesses precognition, time-travel and immunity to others' powers. Back when he had invisibility he also possessed some kind of superhuman aim, which he retained even after he lost his original power.
- Conscription: In the altered timeline seen in series 3, Simon has been forced to join the Nazi party as a guard and enforcer.
- Death Seeker: He's just a bit too keen to fulfill his destiny to go back in time to sacrifice himself to save Alisha. He's so obsessed with becoming a superhero and ensuring her love, he doesn't really seem to have really thought about what he has to sacrifice.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
- Enthralling Siren: When Simon's invisibility is reversed by ecstasy at a party, he becomes the centre of attention: people love him and try to emulate him.
- Face Death with Dignity
- Fiery Coverup / Viking Funeral: After being fatally wounded as Superhoodie, he asks Alicia to burn his corpse so that nobody can learn his secret identity.
- Future Badass: Superhoodie is Future!Simon, who can do parkour, has superhuman aim and has saved the lives of a Misfit at least four times.
- Genre Savvy: He is often the first to realise what's going on, and knows the most about comics. As a result, the others turn to him for help.
- The Heart: Grows into the moral centre of the group. Even Nathan ends up immensely fond of him.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Future Simon jumps in front of a bullet to save present Alisha. It's still not clear whether this was always fated to happen, or if he changed the timeline- there's evidence for both. Future!Simon also risked death when he blocked Nathan from an explosion with his body. Present!Simon jumps in front of a knife meant for Curtis while invisible to protect him from Brian
- Heroic Wannabe: Seems to be the only one in the group interested in becoming a superhero, and he's on his way to it as Superhoodie.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: It appears to be a secondary ability. That shot in the tattoo parlour was too good to be luck.
- Killed Off for Real: Future Simon dies protecting Alicia.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: The lad's got a jawline like an entrenching shovel. In a good way.
- Malicious Misnaming: He's a victim of this from Nathan, who insistently refer to him as "Barry". Later, Marnie gets in on the act. However, since he and Nathan become Vitriolic Best Buds it develops into more of an Affectionate Nickname.
- Neat Freak: Simon is devoted to keeping things clean and orderly, particularly at the beginning of the series. In fact, he's actually introduced smoothing down his hair and straightening the collar of his jumpsuit. However, as Simon gains both friends and confidence, he starts dressing more casually. Of course, he still likes to keep things clean: when Sally visits his house, she finds that his bedroom is meticulously clean and tidy; when dragged to a complete stranger's grotty flat by Rudy, he starts tidying up while he's waiting; finally, as Superhoodie, his secret lair is fastidiously arranged and almost completely sterile.
- No-Sell: The power Simon buys after he goes back in time is immunity to others' powers. This is how Future!Simon can touch Alisha, and avoid Kelly reading his mind when dressed as Superhoodie.
- Peeping Tom: In the first season, he wasn't above sneaking a peek at Kelly and Alisha getting changed or videotaping Sally in her sleep. He eventually grew out of this behaviour as he got more comfortable around people.
- Personality Powers: Simon felt ignored by his peers, so he gained invisibility. In fact, actually works by psychically making people ignore him, as shown by the Misfits not hearing his shouts when he uses his power for the first time, and Sally not noticing when he opened her office door.
- His new power of precognition fits his new more heroic personality, as he is the only member of the gang who looks towards the future and how to use their powers.
- Power Perversion Potential: Yeah, let's just say his invisibility helped with the voyeurism.
- Put on a Bus: After Alisha's death, he travels back in time to try to save her. The audience already knows that Future!Simon gets Killed Off for Real, though, and that Alisha eventually dies anyway - although it's not clear if the same events play out every time, or if he actually has a shot at eventually saving himself and Alisha.
- The Quiet One: Simon is generally the most quiet of the gang; he becomes more outspoken as time goes on, however.
- Sanity Slippage: Season one's final episodes very nearly pushed him into the realms of psychopathy, thanks to constant humiliation, isolation, guilt over accidentally killing Sally, and the stress of being hunted down by Rachael's cult. Thanks to the events of the second season, he manages to recover as he begins to properly bond with the rest of the team.
- The Smart Guy/ The Hero, if Superhoodie is any indication. By the later part of series 2 he is the clear hero of the show, trying to inspire the others at times, and is dedicated to becoming a superhero.
- Stalker with a Crush: Ironically, Simon ended up falling for the very woman who was stalking him for information- Sally the probation worker; after being taken out on a date by Sally, he goes so far as to invisibly enter her house and watch her for a time. Finding out that Sally was manipulating him and accidentally murdering her didn't rid him of his obsession, at least not until he and the other Misfits finally got around to dumping the body in the canal.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: His destiny is to fall in love with Alisha, but he's also doomed to go back in time to save her life by sacrificing his own.
- Straight Man: When he's teamed up with either Nathan or Rudy, Simon is invariably the more serious of the duo. Series 3, episode 6 stands out: when Rudy actually enlists Simon's help in tracking down Leah, he spends most of this episode tagging along and attempting to stop Rudy from getting out of hand- including having to explain that having sex with a sleeping woman would actually count as rape. For good measure, as Rudy gets more and more frenetic, Simon ends up looking increasingly exasperated, performing the occasional Face Palm as the catastrophes stack up.
- Super Hero: He's the closest thing the Misfits-verse has so far. He has superpowers and a costume, he goes out on patrols and has saved someone from a crime.
- Taking the Bullet: It's what kills him.
- Thanatos Gambit
- Vitriolic Best Buds: He and Nathan eventually become this.
Actress: Lauren Socha
Power: Season 1-2, Telepathy, Season 3, Heightened intellect (focused only on rocket science), Time TravelYour first impression of Kelly might be that she is your common or garden chav who wouldn’t look out of place on Jeremy Kyle. And you may be right. Kelly wades in fist first. Her attitude is her suit of armour, accessorised with enough gold jewellery to really do some harm, and acrilycs that could have your eyes out. Behind that veneer though, Kelly’s got a heart of gold and is fiercely loyal.
- Action Girl: In the Nazi timeline.
- Catch-Phrase: "I'm a fookin' rocket scientist!" in Season 3 can count.
- Dating Catwoman: Has as bit of a thing for Seth, and later enters a relationship with him.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Is living with Seth, defusing mines in Africa. She's the only member of the original gang to have a happy life ahead of them, from when we last see them.
- "Freaky Friday" Flip: She switches bodies for an episode with a comatose woman called Jen.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: While her aptitude for rocket-science initially seems a comparatively rubbish power, it's actually very useful. Building a rocket requires mastery of several disciplines, which can be applied to repairing car engines and deactivating house alarms.
- Hidden Depths
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although she acts frequently crude, hostile and chavvy, she's the most openly caring member of the gang.
- Mama Bear: As the resident Team Mom, she's fiercely protective of Simon, going so far as to beat the crap out of Nathan when it looked like he'd tried to sexually assault him. In Season 4, Seth recounts the story of their holiday in Africa, where, after seeing a young boy accidentally step on a mine, she immediately decided to go after him and used her ability in rocket science to disarm the mine. She's now living there, disarming mines for the locals who utterly adore her.
- Personality Powers: Deep down she's insecure about what people think of her, so she gains mind-reading. She ends up swapping it out for a different power eventually.
- Power Incontinence: Kelly can't switch her telepathy off. She eventually gets used to it, but it's still pretty disheartening for her to know what everyone else thinks of her. Her ecstasy-inverted "power" of always saying the truth has even less control.
- Super Intelligence: Her new power is a supernatural brilliance at rocket science - but ONLY rocket science. As it turns out, however, that also applies to its subsidiary disciplines, and can be used to fix cars, disarm alarms, and deal with other similar machines, so it's better than it looks. Series 4 reveals she's now living in Africa, using her ability to defuse landmines.
- Put on a Bus: As of Series 4. She's defusing landmines in Africa for a while using her rocket science power.
- Team Mom: Well, the closest thing they have to one anyway. Her "parenting" technique usually involves violence (punching Nathan to keep him in line, attacking people who threaten the safety of the group etc) but it's probably the only kind of authority the team would ever respond to anyway. She's definitely the one who looks out for Simon the most.
- The Big Guy
- Genius Bruiser: In Series 3.
- The Midlands
- What the Hell Is That Accent?: Lampshaded more or less word-for-word In-Universe by Nathan. It's a completely natural Derbyshire accent, but his response is Justified in that strong East Midlands dialects are disproportionately rare on TV compared to other regional equivalents. Other characters occasionally have more trouble understanding her than they do each other.
Actress: Antonia Thomas
Power: Season 1-2, Extreme lust on skin contact, Season 3, Can look through other people's eyesAs long as Alisha’s the centre of everyone’s world, then life is sweet. This party girl’s biggest concern is that she retains the title of Miss Shagable for another year running. When the party’s over she’ll jump into her car and find another one. Which is what got her into this minging jumpsuit and ankle tag in the first place.Our superficial and sassy stunner (and don't forget potty mouthed) is now stuck with the worst come down of all: a day job that might as well be shovelling shit for all she cares. Not only is Alisha cut off from her mates, forced to associate with losers all day and has a curfew; she’s also got a power that could seriously damage her social life. Because when people touch Alisha’s skin, they’re going to be so filled with lust, they can’t think straight.
- Action Girl: During the zombie episode.
- Attempted Rape: An unfortunate side effect of her lust touch power. Anyone she touches has to have sex with her, and have it now, whether Alisha is into it or not — and usually, she isn't.
- Goes both ways, as Curtis points out. When she does want to have sex with someone and they don't want to, she can abuse her power and force them to have sex with her.
- Attention Whore: Prior to her Character Development about mid-way through series 2, anyway.
- Blessed with Suck: She has the one power with no use, to the extent that she doesn't even sell it to Seth, she hates it so much she gives it away. Her ecstacy-inverted power of inspiring hate in those she touches is easily the worst power seen so far on the show.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: It's a gradual process, but it speeds up a lot halfway through series 2, as she enters a relationship with future!Simon, and befriends the present version.
- Femme Fatale
- Hate Plague: Her ecstasy-reversed power causes people to be disgusted by her, instead of attracted. This even causes Curtis to shove her away.
- Hormone-Addled Teenager: Came across this way in Series 1, as her every anecdote would culminate in her simulating a horrible sexual exploit, and she was constantly making innuendos and sexual gestures. Although she was probably doing it mostly for attention.
- In-Series Nickname: She was known as the "cock monster".
- Killed Off for Real
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: Zigzagged. To start off with she is a quite unpleasant person, raping Curtis and being mean to Simon. However she eventually enters a caring relationship with Curtis, while still being generally rude to everyone else. It's only when she enters a relationship with Future!Simon that she changes and becomes a nice person, repentant of her former actions.
- Ms. Fanservice: Oh yeah.
- Personality Powers: Alisha revelled in the sexual attention she receives, so she gained the ability to drive people mad with lust.
- Power Incontinence: Alisha's lust touch power is always on. The same with her ecstasy-inverted power of hate-touch. Either way, she can't touch people.
- Psychic Powers: Her new powers is that she can locate anyone she focuses on, and see what they're doing through their eyes.
- Really Gets Around: She was notorious for this in college and when she first used her power before realizing the consequences.
- Running GagNathan: These are my friends.Alisha: I'm not your friend.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: Alisha and Simon are fated to be together, but he's also doomed to go back in time to save her life by sacrificing his own.
- Stuffed into the Fridge: Murdered by the ghost of Rachel in season three episode eight, driving Simon to go back in time to his death.
Actor: Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
Power: Season 1-2, Time travel; Season 3-4 Can turn into a girl (until episode 6), Unknown power from Seth in the Nazi timeline, Raise infectious flesh-eating zombies (from episode 6 onwards)Curtis was a rising sports star whose goal was to compete in the 2012 Olympics. But his career is left in tatters after he’s caught with an illegal substance and is publicly shamed as he’s made an example under the eyes of the law.Curtis is forced to trade his tracksuit for a jumpsuit and take part in Community Payback. Although he’s desperate to toe the line, Curtis hates being lumbered with a bunch of losers who can’t even paint a bench without getting into a fight. And also, he's a lesbian.
- And then Curtis Was a Zombie
- The Atoner: He gets over it though.
- Attractive Bent-Gender: In season 3. "Melissa" gets a lot of male attention.
- Bad Powers, Good People: Curtis is a decent guy, but he gains the most dangerous ability of all, the ability to raise the dead as zombies.
- Berserk Button: His disgrace is a sore point for him in the first season, and he gets very angry when Nathan tries to poke fun at it.
- Break the Haughty
- The Chew Toy: The third season has not been fun for him, to say the least: he receives the lamest new power, has his sexual prowess crushingly insulted, is almost raped by his athletics coach and orally pleasured (while unconscious) by someone he only met last week, takes a painful beating from Superhoodie, gets shot by Nazis in an alternate timeline, is caught masturbating by his friends, gets himself pregnant, and after being forced to swap his powers to end his pregnancy accidentally sets off a small-scale Zombie Apocalypse.
- A Date with Rosie Palms: In Series 3, thanks to his new ability to have multiple orgasms while in female form, the guy's a machine.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Discard and Draw: Curtis has had the greatest variety of power out of the Misfits.
- Disproportionate Retribution: As lampshaded in the pilot episode, no one gets community service for drug possession alone. Well, no one except pro athletes who the government wants to make an example of...
- Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Averted. After Alisha uses her powers to have sex with Curtis, he is furious and calls her out on it. He appears to forgive her toward the end of the episode. However he flat out calls it rape in series two, making it clear that regardless of the passage of time and him forgiving Alisha personally, it doesn't make it okay. The fact that the others don't dispute that it was rape further reinforces that.
- The Eeyore: He shakes it off in Season 3 though.
- Famous Last Words: "There ain't no Happy Endings. It's zombie noir, innit?"
- Fish out of Water
- Future Badass: Subverted for now. When a drug-affected Curtis traveled into the future, he woke to find himself dressed in a superhero outfit on a rooftop at night. Turns out a few episodes later he's just at a fancy dress party.
- Gender Bender: His new power (he got the last choice of the gang from Seth, and it was the only one left). It's useful as a disguise though.
- Heroic Suicide: He shot himself in the head to prevent himself infecting anyone else with his zombie virus.
- How the Mighty Have Fallen: Unlike the others, Curtis had a really bright future ahead of him before getting landed with community service.
- Killed Off for Real
- Mental Time Travel: Normally he can only go backwards, with his furthest limit a few months. When he takes ecstasy, his inverted power lets him travel into the future.
- Mr. Seahorse: Justified. Curtis accidentally impregnates his female form after masturbating. He only shows symptoms of being pregnant in his female form though. This is fixed when he gets Seth to remove his gender swap power though.
- Only Sane Man: He definitely appears as the Misfit most well-adjusted to society.
- Personality Powers: Curtis deeply regrets getting caught with drugs and ruining his athletic career, so he gets the chance to change his past...
- Similarly his gender-bending powers. He won't be a champion athelete as Curtis Donovan, and he can't undo the past. However... perhaps he could have a second chance under a new identity? Moving forward rather than looking back, to fit his character arc.
- Power Incontinence: His power activates, and only activates, whenever he feels guilt. In fact he's the opposite of Alisha: she can't turn her's off-Curtis can't willingly turn his power on.
- In season 3, his power starts activating randomly because he accidentally impregnated his female self when masturbating.
- Rebel Leader: In the Nazi timeline, Curtis is the leader of the Wertham resistance.
- Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Apart from the usual Reset Button use of his powers, Curtis ends up spending a whole episode trying to save his athletic career from the drug bust that ruined it. He succeeds, but has to go back in time to undo it once he realizes that Alisha, Kelly and Simon were all murdered by Tony in Curtis' absence.
- Team Dad: One of the few people in the group that has some set of morals. Also not afraid to point out all the wrongdoings the group has done and how they're clearly terrible people. Also called out Alisha on becoming a rapist, and that just because she's a woman that doesn't make it magically okay. Although even Curtis is tempted by stealing money with their powers.
Actress: Ruth Negga
Power: TeleportationIntroduced in Series 2 episode 2. She gained the power of teleporation after recieving a heart transplant from someone who originally had the power. She was killed in the Christmas special.
- Blessed with Suck: Nikki has a severe case of Power Incontinence, resulting in capture, death and coitus interruptus.
- Deadpan Snarker: She matches Curtis nicely here.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She started out quite haughty, but as her relationship with Curtis developed she has warmed considerably. Plus, her initial frostiness towards the group is totally justified - if you caught some young offenders breaking into your flat and taking a dump on your bed, you'd hardly be in a rush to make friends with them.
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: Subverted. It appears that everyone forgot about her by Season 3, but Rudy mentions that Curtis told him about her.
- Double-subverted: When Rudy tells the story to Jess and Finn, he says Nikki was killed by the Cheese Guy. Except that never happened because Curtis reset the timeline - her actual death happened in a later episode. Considering its Rudy though, doesn't it make sense that he'd stop listening halfway through?
- I Just Want to Be Normal
- Ill Girl: Her second episode reveals that she's suffering from heart disease- hence her recieving the transplant from Ollie.
- Killed Off for Real: And it's hard to see how she can be brought back.
- Tsundere: Towards Curtis.
Actress: Gwyneth Keyworth
Power: NoneIntroduced in the Christmas special, she is currently Nathan's girlfriend. She just had a baby and is homeless and living with Nathan in the community center. So far she has not exhibited any special powers.
- Birds of a Feather
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: As much so as Nathan, which was probably why she ended up falling for him so quickly.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
- Plucky Comic Relief
- Screaming Birth
- Teen Pregnancy
- Urine Trouble: What!? The baby was on her bladder.
- Who's Your Daddy?: Admits she has no idea who the father of her baby is. Nathan treats it like his own though.
Actor: Joe Gilgun
Power: Divides into two copies, one introverted (Rudy Two), the other his normal personality Series 4 reveals there's a 3rd Rudy who's a complete psychopath.New for series 3, Rudy is a brash, sex-obsessed, careless, incredibly crude man who pretends that nothing bothers him. However deep down Rudy has a lot of secret pains, and we wonder how he'll fit in with the Misfits. His power is to divide into two copies, the duplicate manifesting all of Rudy's hidden feelings. Series 4 reveals Third Rudy, who the other two put in prison because he's a violent psychopath.
- Ax-Crazy: Third Rudy bit off a guy's ear and nose for fun, he tried to kill Jess out of curiosity for how it felt, and he plays the ukelele.
- Beard of Sorrow: Rudy grows an epic one (complete with mountain-man shaggy hair) over the course of the one-year time skip in the finale, due to his crushing depression over Jess's disappearance. Notable that in a very bleak story line for the characters, the beard alone makes his every scene hilarious.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Third Rudy. He hurts people, once tried to kill someone for fun, and he plays the ukelele.
- Bi the Way: The fifth season has him outright admit that he was kicked out of the Scouts for sexually experimenting with other boys.
- Blessed with Suck: He sees his ability as an annoying incovenience that complicates his life. Episode 3 of Series 4 shows that his ability saddled him with a psycho duplicate.
- Episode 4 of Series 3 shows that it's useful though if you need more people on your side in a gun fight.
- Body Horror: A curse laid on him by a girl he treated badly after sleeping with her does pretty nasty things to his genitals. If not cured, his penis would fall off. Thankfully we don't see how his condition progresses, but apparently it started to blacken.
- Butt-Monkey: Rudy Two, who frequently ends up lumbered with the consequences of something Extroverted Rudy did- at one point getting slapped in the face by the Therapist he'd befriended, or spending a night in a police station holding cell.
- Episode 6 makes Rudy a Butt-Monkey from beginning to end; he gets lumbered with a genital-destroying curse, has to run around the neighbourhood looking for the woman who gave it to him in the hope that she might remove it, visits the wrong apartment twice in a row, embarrasses himself in front of both tenants, gets arrested for accidentally exposing himself to a child, and only just manages to get the curse lifted... by getting up in front of a crowd and humiliating himself.
- Chivalrous Pervert: He acts sex-obsessed and lecherous, but his introverted side acts shyly, kindly and gentlemanly to both Tanya and the Therapist, and Rudy acts well to Nadine (and Jess, eventually).
- Dark and Troubled Past: He attempted suicide when he was at school after Alisha broke his heart. Rudy's level of secret self-hate seems to suggest even more than this.
- The Drag-Along
- The Eeyore: Rudy Two is very pessimistic and a bit of a hypochondriac, although it's only really his other half who complains about it.
- Enemy Without: Subverted. Although it appears at first the two copies are in conflict, as Rudy tries to sell his power, neither hate each other or wish each other harm. They just have different views on how to deal with problems and don't enjoy their arguments.
- The third Rudy (a complete psycho) is a different matter. The other two worked together to put him in prison.
- Fighting from the Inside: When Third Rudy merges with normal Rudy and takes over his body, the original still manages to send a brief message to Rudy Two.
- The Fool: He's the stupidest of the Misfits. He did however show some rare cunning when he tricked Tanya.
- Rudy Two is smarter and more sensible.
- Freudian Trio: Normal Rudy is the Ego, as his personality is a combination of his two duplicates. Rudy Two is the Superego, who is far more aware and respectful of social conventions than Normal Rudy, as well as generally more sensible. Third Rudy is clearly the Id, viciously assaulting people and attempting murder for fun, and generally acting only on whims or personal revenge.
- Generation Xerox: Rudy's father was also split by the storm into separate personalities, except they can't rejoin and there's only 2 of them. However Dad's double is a psychopath as well.
- Genre Savvy: Starts picking this up from hanging out with Curtis and Simon and hearing their stories. When he hears that Alex is receiving a lung transplant, he realises that he'll probably get a power, like Nikki did. He's right. He also has a tendency to loudly announce to no-one in particular "It's the storm. It's always the storm" whenever the other members of the second crew are wondering about some unusual occurrence - and he's invariably right.
- Good Angel, Bad Angel: His split-personality super-power brings out his good-side and his dark-side as physical copies of himself.
- The Hedonist
- The Hero: Rudy Two in Season 5, as he's assembling a superhero team and has become a core member of the Power Support Group.
- Heroic Comedic Sociopath
- Heroic Sacrifice: Rudy (actually a re-combined version of Rudy One and Rudy Two) allows Helen to electrocute him in the finale, having unbeknownst to her intentionally pissed himself on the floor between them so that she'll be killed by her own power. It works, but Rudy is fatally injured by the shock. Fortunately, Jess was later able to manipulate Luke's time-travel powers to bring him back.
- Hidden Depths: It appears to have inspired his power, in that Normal Rudy acts as if there's nothing wrong, when in fact he is secretely plagued with doubt and various other issues issues. As a result his inner pain and other hidden feelings manifest as Rudy Two.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Played with. Rudy himself is unsure about whether or not he wants to get rid of his power. Normal Rudy definitely wants to get rid of it, while Rudy Two wants to continue existing. The two even temporarily decide to live separate normal lives.
- In Touch with His Feminine Side: Rudy Two is quite passive around other people and open about his emotions, making him seem like the stereotypically "feminine" one, but believe it or not it's Rudy One who shows this trait most often, as he's usually the first one to burst into tears when someone gets hurt and generally can't seem to hold his grief in the way his does with his other emotions, notably after Alisha's death, upon realising that he'll never see Simon again, and when he realises that Curtis is about to perform a Heroic Suicide. He also gets noticeably misty-eyed over other people's romantic happiness, to mention nothing of the fact that he breaks down and sobs uncontrollably in the final episode upon learning that he's about to see Jess again after she disappeared a year earlier, leaving him heartbroken and afraid that she'd died.
- Jerkass: Normal Rudy. Third Rudy is even worse.
- Kavorka Man: Rudy is a crude, chauvinistic and decidedly grubby slob, but has a huge number of one-night stands under his belt. And he's not lying about them, because Rudy Two backs his stories up.
- When hit by a power that prints your number of sexual partners on your forehead, Rudy's is ninety-nine.
- Ladykiller in Love: His relationships with Nadine in Series 4 and Jess in Series 5. He knows it's serious when he can't even get interested in letching on other women any more.
- Literal Split Personality: Rudy Two is introverted, more moral, responsible and gentler. Normal Rudy is cruder, more confident and avoids showing any weakness or insecurities.
- The third one is Rudy's dark side.
- Manipulative Bastard: Third Rudy
- The Matchmaker: Tries to get Finn and Jess hooked up, usually with negative results. Curtis turning into a zombie and having to kill himself being one. (Context, he had Finn kill the zombie that Curtis brought back to life so Finn could prove himself to be strong. Finn wound up missing and literally hitting the lights, resulting in Curtis getting bit.) Ultimately he completely fails at his self-appointed task when he and Jess end up together.
- Matchmaker Crush: Ends up falling for Jess in Series 5, despite his mission since early Series 4 to get her to go out with Finn. Turns out Jess much prefers Rudy, much to Finn's initial displeasure.
- Meta Guy
- Motor Mouth
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The only time Rudy Two ever gets furious is when he confronts over Sam about the Jumper Posse killing people.
- Oop North: It's hard to ignore Gilgun's distinctive Chorley accent.
- Personality Powers: See above. Hidden depths and self-doubt= split in two to express these suppressed traits, thoughts and feelings.
- Pet the Dog: Rudy occasionally shows genuine care for others, such as protesting against a girl's racism towards Curtis, and grieving when Alisha dies.
- Subverted then double subverted with Third Rudy. He dances with Jess to cheer her up, then tries to strangle her, then offers her some advice on how to improve her life when she stabs him.
- Phobia: Afraid of cheerleaders, ever since walking in on his parents while his mother was wearing a cheerleading uniform.
- Pinball Protagonist: Moreso even than the rest of the Misfits, he has no goals at all other than having a good time and trying to survive the week's events.
- Really Gets Around: According to episode 4-06, he's had sex with 99 people. That's increased to at least 101 by the end of the series.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivers one of these speeches to himself in front of a crowd of revellers at a nightclub in one final attempt to make up for breaking Leah's heart; in this speech, he finally admits that he treats women badly due to his own fears and insecurities- enough to get Leah to remove the curse on him. Unfortunately, the rest of the crowd aren't so easily impressed, and spend most of the speech throwing beer bottles at him and yelling at him to fuck off.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Rudy Two is significantly more depressed, calm and sedate than the other, normal Rudy.
- Shipper on Deck: For Finn and Jess, at least until he and Jess develop feelings for each other.
- In reference to Woody, Joe Gilgun's character in This Is England, Rudy has a skinhead cross tattooed on his middle finger, and Lol (the name of Woody's girlfriend) tattooed on his hand. Some sources report that Gilgun actually had those tattoos tattoed for real after shooting This Is England.
- His power may be a Shout Out to one or both of the Red Dwarf episode "Confidence and Paranoia" or the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "The Replacement".
- Split-Personality Takeover: Third Rudy does this to Rudy and Rudy Two. It's not perfect though, as normal Rudy can reassert himself with great effort for a short while.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He replaced Nathan, whose actor decided to not return for the third series. Naturally, he's a Replacement Scrappy to some - given that he's replacing the show's most popular character, and bears a few striking similarities to said character, this reaction was inevitable. However, it's apparent that they're also fundamentally different in many ways, especially when their defining personality traits are the complete opposites of each other. Nathan remained eternally confident and unaffected by his misfortunes. Rudy tries to project confidence, but deep down he's pretty insecure and conflicted.
- The Sociopath: Third Rudy.
- Trademark Favorite Food: It takes a lot to make him put down his Cornettos.
- Toilet Humour: He just won't stop talking about matters scatological or intestinal. One might almost say that he has verbal diarrhoea.
- Unfazed Everyman: Okay, so he's got a superpower. But he still seems incredibly okay with everything that goes on around him, including superpowers, murder, zombies, and Nazis knocking down his door.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Much like Nathan, Rudy has this kind of relationship with the other Misfits. Unlike Nathan, he has this kind of relationship with himself.
- Vulgar Humor: A favourite of Rudy's. "She absolutely loved it up the arse. Amen."
Power: Power DealingA shady character who first appears in the Christmas special, he absorbs powers from willing sellers with his ability, and then sells them to buyers. Not only does he provide Jesus with his powers, he buys all of the Misfits' powers, and then sells a new batch to them at the end of the series
- Affably Evil: Calm, cool, well-mannered, and utterly without scruples. Later episodes show that he actually is genuinely affable; it's just that he pretends not to care.
- Bouncer: Seth employs one... that barely manages to reach Alisha's height. Unfortunately for the Misfits, Seth's given him super strength.
- Character Development: He realises how dangerous his power is and stops dealing.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Done to Michael when he's infected by his power, driving him to violent obsession with Michael's money.
- Comes Great Responsibility: Seth gradually realises just how dangerous his power is, and how irresponsible he has been using it. At the end of series 3 he stops dealing powers, realising that even weak superpowers can be used dangerously.
- Creepy Cleanliness: the office where Seth works is this in spades, from the polished floors to the sparse furnishings.
- Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Averted. Seth is the first character seen who is successfully using his powers for monetary gain.
- Heroic Suicide: He attempts this in the Nazi timeline, trying to hang himself in his cell so he doesn't give any more superpowers to Nazis.
- Hidden Depths: Although he doesn't seem to mind selling superpowers to anyone, the same can't be said for his past as a drug dealer, as his former girlfriend OD'd and died from the supply he gave her. He still visits her grave often, and even keeps a photo of her in his otherwise completely clear office.
- This sums up much of Seth's character arc, as with many of the more important Misfits characters. He seems a ruthless dealer, but he's actually a decent bloke who's made some mistakes and has some buried morals.
- Jerkass Façade: He pretends to not give a shit about anyone but himself, but it becomes apparent this isn't true.
- MacGuffin Super Person: The Nazis in the altered timeline consider him very, very valuable, as they can use him to empower their members. He's wanted so badly a Nazi taskforce's main task is to find him, and Seth is smuggled by resistance members repeatedly to avoid detection
- Must Make Amends: He's trying to find the ability to bring back the dead to bring back the girlfriend who's death he accidentally caused.
- Necromantic: He's seeking the ability to bring back his girlfriend Shannon Speers from the dead. A photo of her is the only decoration in his office.
- Only Sane Man: He's much more sensible and calm than most of the cast.
- Personality Powers: Seth notes that he always enjoyed the thrill of drug-dealing, and at one point wanted to become "the ultimate dealer."
- Power Glows: When he removes or gives a power, the hands of both parties shine with a bright white light.
- Powers as Programs: He can absorb any power, store them in his body (unable to use them though), and then distribute the powers to others.
- Put on a Bus: He goes with Kelly to live in Africa in early series 4.
- Sharp Dressed Man: It adds to the whole professional, high-cost drug dealer image. Superpowered business men have to look good.
- Sixth Ranger: He tags along with the gang for much of the second half of Series 3, and actually replaces Kelly as the fourth member of the group for the first couple of episodes of Series 4.
- Super Empowering: A variant. He can empower others by touch, but only if he has first removed that power from someone else.
- It's worth noting that the powers he passes on seem to become much more user-friendly - for instance, Curtis' time-travel and Nikki's teleportation powers can be used completely at will after he sells them on.
- The Aggressive Drug Dealer: Averted. Although a former drug dealer, he acts relaxed and fairly polite throughout his transactions.
Power: TelekinesisA chatty optimist who always attempts to talk himself out of awkward situations. Socially awkward, recently got out of a relationship that went... poorly. Has a crush on Jess, which so far has been unrequited.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Takes on a Horseman and wins.
- Butt-Monkey: He finds himself in the absolute worst situations, such as his marmalade being ruined by Rudy's dick or being supernaturally whipped by his girlfriend. Then there's more intense stuff like an awkward situation involving him getting sucked off by his stepmom which then resulted in whatever chances he had with Jess being all but killed and finding out that his dad isn't his actual dad.
- Demonic Possession: Gets possessed for one episode by a black cloud created by the storm, which has the ability to control people and calls itself the Devil.
- Disappeared Dad: Not only was he raised by a man who pretended to be his biological father, but said man, in a fit of cruelty, actually told him to fuck off while simultaneously revealing the truth. Turns out his real dad's actually a really cool guy...who is only alive due to his living defibrillator of a half-sister
- Dogged Nice Guy: For Jess, though Alex isn't a bad guy just one without a penis. Considering what happens after Alex get his wang back though, this trope definitely applies.
- Hidden Depths: Parodied when he jokes that he was raped by his uncle when younger. Played straight though when it's shown that he's keeping a girl tied to a bed at his home. Course we find out in the next episode that it's his girlfriend, who had been using her power to "make him the perfect boyfriend" against his will. His solution was to gag her, tie her to a bed, and make her shit in a bucket.Jess "Why didn't you just leave her!"
- His fervent pursuit of his real father could also count, and the resulting relationship he has with his sister Grace.
- I Have You Now, My Pretty: Averted. Turns out he actually had a good reason for keeping her there.
- Insistent Terminology: A Running Gag with his character. He tries to clear that she's not-his-stepmom (because his dad never married her) and when he refers to Grace as his sister, he always immediately corrects himself that she's his HALF-sister.
- Knight Templar Big Brother: Subverted but then played straight in terms of Finn's relationship with Grace - at first he was just manipulated by Rudy into "protecting" Grace so that Rudy wouldn't lose his chances of shagging her. Later on in that same episode though, after some genuine bonding between the two, Finn threatens Rudy when he brings up the possibility of him fucking her, though considering what we already know about Rudy and then learn in the very next episode, it's probably for the best...
- Let's Get Dangerous!: With the right motivation, he can throw people with his power.
- Limit Break: He seems to get enormous but very brief power boosts whenever one of his friends is in danger - enough to throw people across rooms, drag dumpsters around and launch pianos as weapons.
- Mind over Matter: But at the very bottom end of the scale...most of the time.
- Motor Mouth
- Naïve Newcomer
- Nice Guy: He's the first after Rudy to offer to sacrifice himself for Nadine.
- No Social Skills: Well at least a lack of.
- Not So Harmless
- Personality Powers: Gets pushed around by other people, so his telekinesis is limited to pushing. Anything that isn't supported by a table or whatever just falls.
- Psychic Nosebleed: When he turns a key and undoes a latch at the same time on a door several metres away (in his most complex display of power), Finn bleeds from his right ear.
- Took a Level in Badass: When Abby is about to be killed by a Horseman, Finn threw it across the room. This boost doesn't last long.
- When possessed by the Devil power, he beat Alex in a bar brawl by slamming him against the counter and threatening to cut his throat with a broken bottle.
Power: X-Ray VisionJess is like a female Larry David: rude, snarky and uncaring for social conventions. But as Finn notes (while describing why he likes her so much), she's not as tough emotionally as she thinks she is.
- Damsel out of Distress: When she "dances" with Rudy Three, aka Psycho Rudy. Rather than scream for help or plead with him to stop, she stabs him in the stomach with a pair of scissors.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Her main character arc for series 4, starting with her warming slightly after bonding with Finn, then getting her first crack in 4.3, due to Rudy Three's straightforward interest causing her to open up, and finally her relationship with Alex, which all but fully melted her (for better or worse). Don't worry, she's still a Deadpan Snarker at heart.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She suffered from an eating disorder and depression, then after she was used for sex by her best friend she tried to kill herself.
- Deadpan Snarker: Probably one of the best examples in the entire show.
- Little Miss Snarker: She's kinda short.
- Extraordinarily Empowered Girl: X-Ray vision is great and all, but doesn't give her that much of an advantage over others.
- Grievous Bottley Harm: Threatens Finn with this while under the influence of Michael's power.
- Heroic Suicide: In the finale, she kills herself by slitting her wrists, knowing that Luke will have no choice but to go back to a point in time before the bad future started; allowing her to stop the Jumper Posse from becoming evil, save Rudy's life, and prevent herself from becoming trapped in an abusive relationship with Luke.
- Hidden Depths: Despite initially coming off as a straight-up Ice Queen, it's revealed she acts this way due to getting fucked over by her ex-boyfriend, who'd used her for sex in a time of emotional frailty. She doesn't want to ever be manipulated like that again, so she's learned to cut past people's bullshit.
- She's also probably the nicest of all the current misfits considering how she let Finn stay at her place overnight in 4.2 because of the situation with his girlfriend and didn't mock Alex for not having a penis, instead giving him a comforting hug.
- Occult Blue Eyes: When she's using her power.
- One of the Boys: Initially she's the only girl in a group of Rudy, Finn, and Curtis. Then Abby comes along.
- Only Sane Man: When she and Finn find out that Rudy's keeping someone locked in a freezer, she's the one who doesn't believe that there's a reasonable explanation.
- Personality Powers: She's tired of people lying to her, and learned to see through all the bullshit, so gains the power to literally see through things.
- Surrounded by Idiots: At least in terms of Finn and Rudy, and she's rather vocal about it as well.
- The Mean Brit: The woman can be pretty blunt.
- Triang Relations: She's at the center of a Type 4, where she's genuinely interested in Alex, and doesn't view Finn romantically (particularly after the debacle between him and his step-mom in 4.3). However, this may have evolved into a Type 3 after she walked in on Alex just after he'd been cheating on her.
- It's also implied that she has some feelings for Finn, at least in Series 4: he's almost always the first one she calls for help, she heads straight to him when she finds Alex cheating on her, and appears more pissed off about Abby sleeping with him than her flirting with Jess' actual boyfriend.
- She becomes the centre of another Type 4 in Series 5: she and Rudy gradually fall for each other, which is complicated not only by the fact that Finn still has very obvious feelings for Jess, but that Rudy has spent the past several months trying to help Finn win her over.
- The Unfair Sex: She rejects dorky Finn in favor of brooding Alex (repeatedly), but when she comes to Finn for a shoulder to cry on and finds him post-casual-sex with Abby, she flips out like he's betrayed her trust. An understandable reaction given the context, but its still an unfair double standard to expect the Dogged Nice Guy to wait for her chastely while she dates the Bad Boy.
- X-Ray Vision
Power: Season 4: None. Was affected by the storm though, since a transman stole his penis and swapped it with his vagina. Season 5: Gains the ability to remove powers through sexual intercourse thanks to an organ transplant.The mysterious good-looking guy who works behind the bar and has caught Jess' attention.
- Badass: The most physically capable of the main cast (apart from when Finn can use his power properly), Alex has won every fight he's in, and stared down three muggers with a knife.
- Chick Magnet: Understandably.
- The Dandy: In 5.6 has him standing in front of a mirror admiring how his new clothes fit him, and then refusing to help a woman afraid of water retrieve her purse from a river because it would ruin his new jeans.
- Deadpan Snarker: Becomes even more apparent when he mellows out and joins the rest of the gang.
- Driven to Suicide: Almost, when he faces the possibility of living without his penis.
- Face–Heel Turn: Becomes far more narcissistic and generally dickish after regaining his penis. He even cheats on Jess, which, considering her Dark and Troubled Past, really pisses her off
- Heel–Face Revolving Door: Following this act though he chases Jess down to try and set things right and then takes a sword to the gut from one of the Horseman as a result of trying to protect her. In reality, his initial Face–Heel Turn was probably just due to his need to rectify his own sexual image of who he is...which is still pretty douchey but not necessarily cruel or evil.
- By season 5, he's been settled as a pretty decent guy who's willing to help people (well, at least, women) get rid of their powers. He can still be a dick though.
- Heroic Bystander: He jumps in to save a stranger from a mugging in series 5.
- Ignored Epiphany: Most of his character development without his penis reverts when he gets it back.
- It's All About Me: His main character arc in season 5 involved Alex overcoming this, beginning with him basically lending his dick out to others so he could rid them of their powers and ending with him just being generally less vain and narcissistic after a gypsy placed a curse on him.
- Mistaken for Gay: By Curtis and Jess because he turns down girls repeatedly at the bar. Turns out he's been doing this because he secretly has a vagina.
- Mr. Fanservice: As Jess says, he is fucking gorgeous.
- Odd Friendship: With Finn, eventually.
- Power Nullifier: From season 5, he can remove powers by having sex with people after receiving his lung transplant.
- Promotion to Opening Titles: In Series 5, though he was also credited as main cast in the closing credits of Series 4, and appeared in every episode of both series.
- Really Gets Around: According to episode 4.6, he's has had sex with 46 people.
- The Sixth Ranger
- Sudden Humility
- Super Empowering: When his power is reversed by ecstasy, he can shag powers he's removed into people.
- Superhero Packing Heat: He owns a rather sizable handgun he bought to threaten the thief who stole his penis, but he only uses it as a last-resort Weapon for Intimidation against a demonically possessed Finn.
- The Tease: As far as Jess was concerned, though considering his lack of all the necessary parts, he's the one in real pain.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: After getting his penis back, to the point where rather than being connected with Jess while they were having sex for the first time, he stared at himself in the mirror
Power: She lost all her memories in the storm. Actually she is the imaginary childhood friend of Laura, brought to life by the storm.Girl the main cast met at a party while she was *very* drunk. However, she seems capable of holding her own, even after she has had enough alcohol to kill a man five times her size. She decided to pretend to be on Community Service, making her a new member of the gang.
- The Alcoholic: Rudy and Finn found her passed out and then carried her in. After she woke up, she proceeded to drink hard liquor in very large quantities. Her tolerance is so ridiculous it was at first thought it was her power.
- Babies Make Everything Better: Her initial reason for wanting to keep the baby she was impregnated with.
- Becoming the Mask: An interesting variant. In her second episode, she pretends to be on Community Service. By the end of the episode, it's discovered she was lying which results in... her having do Community Service for real anyway.
- In the same episode, a pregnant woman "gives" Abby her baby, or the womb containing the baby...whatever. Either way, now Abby's pregnant, and she isn't really liking it, particularly when she discovers she cannot drink. Later, when the gang has tracked down the chick to make her take the baby back Abby runs off, deciding that since she doesn't have any memories of her past she's going to use this baby to create new happy memories in the future.
- Berserk Button: Laura being hurt or threatened.
- Bi the Way: Generally goes for guys, but her first meaningful relationship is with a girl.
- But Not Too Bi: Despite falling head-over-heels for Laura within a few days and admitting that men don't all that do much for her, she never even considers dating other women after Laura. She even calmly points out to Sarah that her "hypnotic boobs" can have no power over her because she's also a girl, which turns out to be true - meaning that either Sarah's power only works on the basis of gender rather than sexual orientation, or her relationship with Laura was more of a case of If Its You Its OK.
- Big Damn Hero: Saves Alex and Jess from the killer rabbit.
- In series 5, she kills the boogeyman, protecting Laura in the process.
- Dull Surprise: Her default expression.
- Emotionless Girl: Justified. She was affected by the storm and lost all her memories.
- In actuality, she is the physical manifestation of a girl's imaginary friend brought to life by the storm. Her lack of emotion is merely because she's extremely passive towards most situations. However, as 5.3 shows, she is incredibly capable of human feeling.
- Fantasy Contraception: How she ends up pregnant in her second episode.
- Hunter Of Her Own Kind: Both her major Big Damn Heroes moments have been against other imaginary beings.
- Fake Memories: Any memory of a childhood she has are just Laura's, from the perspective of her imaginary friend Abby.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She wakes up in a bath after passing out in the hallway, shrugs it off and gets back to some serious drinking.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: Following Mark's Cruel and Unusual Death.
- Identity Amnesia: A subversion, as it turns out that she doesn't have amnesia.
- Interspecies Romance: With Mark the Tortoise.
- No Name Given: "Abby Smith" is just a moniker she chose for herself. We don't know her real name and neither goes she.
- Subverted. Turns out Abby is her real name, it's just that Abby wasn't real till very recently.
- Not So Stoic: Her relationship with Laura.
- Parental Incest: Why she ends her relationship with Laura, as she considers her friend her "creator".
- Suddenly Sexuality
- Tulpa: Abby doesn't have a powers, she was created by the storm like Rudy Two.
- Wistful Amnesia: Abby remembers that she wanted a BMX when she was younger. Subverted in that Abby actually doesn't have amnesia, as she was created in the storm.
The Probation Workers
Actor: Danny Sapani and Louis Decosta Johnson
Power: Berserker rage and super-strengthThe first probation worker overseeing the team, and the only one who was affected by the storm; in this case, his anger, already inflamed by the group's refusal to cooperate, is heightened to murderous levels, resulting in the death of Gary. Thanks to a combination of Curtis' time-travelling powers and a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown from Kelly, his rampage (and his life) ended before he could kill anyone else.
- Axe-Crazy: For bonus points, he actually uses an axe.
- Dare to Be Badass: He tries to give this kind of speech to the Misfits, and is promptly cut off by Nathan. Then Gary. Then Alisha...
- Disappears into Light
- Ghostly Goals: To reunite with Sally. It's quite sweet.
- Milky White Eyes: A sign that he's lost all control.
- Never Found the Body: When his grave ends up becoming part of a construction site, the Misfits remove his body and deposit it in wet concrete foundations, assuring this trope.
- Personality Powers: Has a short fuse and hates being disrespected, so he goes into murderous rages.
- The Precious, Precious Car: Tony's car ends up as this in both the first episode and during Curtis' time-travelling stint in episode four. In the first instance, it gets crushed by a hailstone during the storm, much to Nathan's amusement. The second time around, it's stolen... with the wedding ring he'd bought for Sally in the glove compartment.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: When he isn't affected by the storm, he's an alright guy who is genuinely trying to sort the Misfits out.
- Redemption Equals Death: Subverted in that he redeems himself after his death by saving Alisha from getting killed by Sally. Unfortunately, it didn't save her from Rachael.
- Running Gag: Both Simon and Kelly hit Tony in the head with a fire extinguisher, thinking he was back to kill them again.
- Sanity Slippage: After murdering Gary, Tony appeared to have recovered his self-control the following morning. Unfortunately, it didn't last: over the course of the day, he began sporadically losing his temper over the slightest things, concluding with his argument with Kelly, which got so violent that Kelly had to headbutt him just to make him let go of her. Then...
- Scary Black Man: Especially after the final breakdown.
- Sinister Scythe: Goes after the Misfits with a scythe-shaped piece of fence metal.
- Super Toughness: He still kept going after getting a paint can in the head.
- Surrounded by Idiots: Up until he finally lost his mind, he clearly thought this.Painting benches- how do you screw that up? You tell me, because I've got no idea.
- Unstoppable Rage
Actress: Alex Reid
Power: NoneTony's fiance and replacement, Sally correctly suspects that the Misfits played a part in her lover's disappearance, though she has no proof to support this belief, so she decides to carry out her own investigation- making her the de facto main villain of the first series.
- Anti-Villain: She might have manipulated the show's woobie Simon, but that was only so she could find out what happened to her missing fiancée.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She comes off as an exceptionally kind and understanding probation worker at first, but the way she leads poor, shy, Shrinking Violet Simon on in order to get information from him places her squarely in this camp by the majority of viewers.
- Death by Falling Over: In their final showdown, Simon ends up accidentally killing her by shoving her into a door, where she cracks her skull.
- Determined Widow: Well they weren't married yet, but it still counts.
- Disappears into Light
- Ghostly Goals: She thinks she's meant to ruin Simon's life. It's actually to reunite with her fiancee Tony. Awwww.
- Manipulative Bitch: Her final and most successful gambit was to draw Simon into a false relationship- giving him lifts home, taking him out to the pub, even inviting him to her house- just so she could gain access to his video files. Her acts after her spirit comes back, trying to convince Alisha that Simon cheated on her and then kill her so that she can ruin his life, shows that she hasn't changed. Interestingly, although we dislike her actions as they target Simon, the most likeable and vulnerable Misfit, we understand her motivations anyway.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: To her credit, she does take her job seriously, offering support to Alisha when it looks like a policeman tried to rape her, and allowing the team to get their feelings off their chests in interviews- even though Simon is the only one who responds positively.
- Stalker Without a Crush
- Stuffed into the Fridge: A literal case, as Simon ends up keeping her corpse in a freezer for several days after her death.
Actor: Craig Parkinson
- Apathetic Boss
- Berserk Button: Implying that he was sexually molested as a child. Rudy learns that the hard way.
- Cheshire Cat Grin: When he does smile, it's usually just a little bit on the mischievous side.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: He's stabbed by Jen in Kelly's body, and bleeds to death as soon as the gang reveals their powers to him.
- Fascist, but Inefficient: Nazi-Shaun.
- It's Probably Nothing: His approach to everything, including Nathan's inexplicable resurrection and Rudy's splitting into two.
- Shaun: I'm gonna pretend this never happened. Because I can't be bothered with this shit.
- Kick the Dog: Shaun buys food from the vending machine with cash he steals from a collection for the blind. When Tanya is framed for the same deed (which means he can't steal the pocket change to buy himself a snack), he calls the police.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Shoves Nathan to the ground after one too many jibes.
- Obvious Judas: In-Universe. When he unveils the Misfits to the press in exchange for the money needed to leave his job, Nathan reflects that they probably should have seen it coming.
- Punch-Clock Villain: A variant in the Nazi timeline. He does evil acts completely willingly, and doesn't mind his job. He just has the same incredibly uncaring attitude that he does when he's a social worker.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Whatever the situation, regardless of whether it's something actively suspicious going on in the community centre or just the Misfits working unsupervised, he usually just throws up his hands and strolls off.
- The Slacker
- Sociopathic Soldier: In the Nazi timeline, Shaun's a mild example of a type 3; as always, he doesn't care, but when his job's on the line, he's more than prepared to kill people.
- The Stoic: The only time you see him in a mood that isn't apathetic or slightly cheerful is when the Misfits assault him or say a particularly grievous insult.
- Those Wacky Nazis: In the alternate timeline, Shaun's head of the Wertham precinct.
Actor: Shaun Dooley
- Abusive Parents: Implied, with his father.
- Bad Boss: The guy threatens Finn when the latter asks to leave early and is generally an aggressive bully.
- Hair-Trigger Temper
- Hidden Depths: Hilariously, he likes to sing ballads at karaoke bars. "The Power of Loooovvveeeee...."
- And by the last episode, he seems to actually be a decent guy (giving the Misfits some sincere advice about their troubles, and encouraging Rudy to go after his love), he just has an incredibly weird way of showing it.
- Insane Troll Logic: The answer to "Whats the magic word?"
- It's potato.
- Laughing Mad: He doesn't seem quite right.
- Mood-Swinger: Holy shit...
- Not Quite Dead
- Running Gag: Averted. In fact... he's the only Probation Worker not to suffer any sort of death (alternative timeline-wise or otherwise) at all for an entire season. Finn even mistakenly believes that he killed Greg, only to realise he was alive when he tried to bury him.
- Straight Gay: Seems to be this way from the way he responded to Curtis covering up his desire to feed by telling him how good looking he was. And in the finale of series four, he admitted to having been in love once and that he lost him.
- In series 5 he gains a strong crush on Finn, and in the otherwise Bad Future of the final episode he's in a relationship with Stuart.
The Jumper Posse
Michael WinderPower: FlightA young man on the estate, Alex and Finn first encounter him when they save him from a mugging. He later joins the Power Support Group, to Rudy Two's interest.
- All Crimes Are Equal: He eventually helps kill both gangsters and litterers.
- Beware the Superman
- Big Damn Heroes
- Brought Down to Normal: In the Baby timeline.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: In the alternate timeline Jess saw, Sam fell to his death after having his power raped out of him by Alex.
- The Dragon: To Helen.
- Famous Last Words: "I'M A SUPERHERO!"
- From Nobody to Nightmare
- Good Samaritan
- Karmic Death: In the baby timeline, he fell from a great height, the same fate as all his victims
- In the Hood
- Not Wearing Tights
- Personality Powers: He's spent his whole life trying to run away from bullies. With flying, now no one can catch him.
- Super Hero: He's on his way there.
- Superpower Lottery: One of the big winners in the storm, particularly compared to the rest of the Support Group.
- Took a Level in Badass: Following a pep-talk from Rudy Two, Sam begins performing superhero rescues.
Ellie KendrickPower: Electricity manipulationAn electrician who saves Rudy Two's life when he suffers arrhythmia. She also appears on his jumper.
- All Crimes Are Equal
- Beware the Superman
- Big Bad: In the possible timeline Jess sees.
- From Nobody to Nightmare
- Future Badass: According to Rudy Two's jumper
- Good Samaritan
- Jerkass: She is quite rude to Karen when they first meet, mocking her accent.
- Karmic Death: Electrocutes herself when she kills Rudy
- Meet Cute: With Rudy Two once he's been returned to his normal age.
- Personality Powers: She's an electrician who can shoot lightning.
- Required Secondary Powers: She can electrocute herself, which kills her in Jess's future.
- Shock and Awe
Kate BrackenPower: CamouflageKaren first meets the Misfits gang when she's working as a volunteer with some terminally ill patients. She's also destined to be one of Rudy Two's "jumper posse".
- All Crimes Are Equal
- Beware the Superman
- Big Damn Heroes: She shows up from nowhere to kill Tim, who's lost control and is about to murder Helen and Rudy Two.
- From Nobody to Nightmare
- Invisibility: Her camouflage is so good, it's basically this.
- Visible Invisibility: When she moves.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Her power has the least combat applications out of all the Jumper Posse's, and she fights less criminals than her teammates, but she comes close to killing all the Misfits on her own.
- Personality Powers: She's quiet, shy and easily ignored, so like Simon she now blends into her surroundings.
- The Quiet One
- Shrinking Violet
- Villainous Friendship: Seems to grow close to Sam over a year, enough to angrily try to avenge his death.
Villains Of The Week
Actress: Jessica Brown-FindlayPower: Compelling VoiceThe head of the youth organisation "Virtue" and the first real villain of the show, Rachel uses her ability to secure new followers from among the delinquents around the community centre, forcing them to abstain from drugs, alcohol and sex in the process. Naturally, the Misfits quickly become her latest targets...
- Beware the Silly Ones: She's largely played for comic relief in the series 3 finale, juxtaposed against the more obvious threats of Tony and Sally. Then she realises she came back for revenge and slits Alisha's throat.
- Disappears into Light
- Disney Villain Death: Falls from a building during a struggle with Nathan.
- Freudian Excuse: Played for laughs- Rachel actually tries to explain her reasons for brainwashing people while Nathan holds her at gunpoint, but he can't hear her because he's still wearing his Ipod. The most the audience gets to hear is something about her being teased for her beliefs and for being a virgin.
- Ghostly Goals: To get revenge on the Misfits.
- Knight Templar
- Logical Weakness: Because her power is based around her voice, if the target can't hear her, they can't be affected. So, Nathan, Kelly and Simon go into battle with their Ipods blaring as loudly as possible.
- Path of Inspiration
- Personality Powers: She was bullied because she had a different lifestyle and values to her peers, so she gains the ability to bring them round to her point of view.
- Smug Snake: Just watch that smug expression change when someone demonstrates immunity.
- Starter Villain: Unlike Tony (who was just consumed by his own rage) and Sally (who was acting out of desperation), Rachel is the first true supervillain the Misfits encounter.
- Straight Edge Evil: She has less vices than the main characters, and a whole lot less morals.
- Villainous Breakdown: Starts breaking down when Nathan pulls a gun on her. This is upgraded to a petulant temper-tantrum a little while later, when she realises that it was only a water pistol.
- Visionary Villain: Rachel appears to be this at first, what with wanting to reform Britain's teenagers to a higher moral standard. It's subverted however when her breakdown reveals that she's at least partly motivated by revenge for being teased about her beliefs.
Actress: Evelyn HoskinsPower: ShapeshiftingAn old friend from Simon's time in a psychiatric unit, who happens to end up bumping into him once again when she's brought to the community centre for art therapy. Lucy is strongly attracted to Simon, and not at all pleased with the fact that he's made new friends, so she sets out to force him to return to the unit- by any means necessary.
- A House Divided: Her tactics.
- Anti-Villain: She's mentally unbalanced, so it can be argued she's not entirely responsible for her actions- plus, all she wants is to be back with the person she's closest to. Lucy also honestly believes that she's helping Simon by saving him from his mean and murderous friends.
- Black Eyes of Evil: While transforming.
- Body Horror: Again, the transformation proces. Screaming, black eyes and ripping at her face: she's no Mystique.
- Broken Bird
- Bullying a Dragon: Nathan starts flinging insults at her during one of her art therapy sessions. Even taking into account that he didn't actually know that she had superpowers, it's still pretty stupid, especially considering that he knows that she's a mental patient... and that she's giving him a suitably murderous look. He ends up getting impaled on a pipe for his troubles.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: As pale as Simon and much more eerie.
- Framing the Guilty Party: Once she discovers that Simon killed the Misfits' second probation worker, Lucy transforms into him and goes straight to the police to present a false confession- all in an attempt to get the real Simon sent back to the unit, of course.
- Painful Transformation: Part of her transformation involves her apparently ripping and tearing her face off while emitting bloodcurling scream of pain.
- Personality Powers: Her slightly warped mind leads to her warping her physical appearance.
- Shapeshifter Baggage: Lucy also manages to transform into a mouse during her rampage, though where the rest of her mass went is anyone's guess.
- Shapeshifting Seducer: In one of her attempts to divide the Misfits, she transforms into Alisha and gives Simon a blowjob.
- Talking the Monster to Death: Simon eventually manages to talk Lucy out of her rampage and convince her that he's moved on from his life in the psychiatric unit; her part in the episode ends with Simon walking her back home.
- Stalker with a Crush: For poor Simon. A kick off of things to come really...
- This Was His True Form: Discussed when Simon notes that Lucy will probably transform back into her true form when killed. Unfortunately, he only mentions this after they've beaten Shaun to death under the belief that he was Lucy in disguise. Whoops.
Actor: Nathan ConstancePower: Supernatural TattooingA professional tattoo artist with his own studio, Vince ends up joining the ranks of people that Nathan probably shouldn't have annoyed, forcing the Misfits into an eventual confrontation...
- Animated Tattoo: As well as appearing on people's body without the usual inking process, a few of the power-induced tattoos are also seen to move.
- Art Attacker: Those animated tattoos are put to good use in the confrontation, with Vince conjuring up tattoos of knives and barbed wire to attack the Misfits.
- Bald of Evil
- Beard of Evil
- Bullying a Dragon: Nathan's mistake. True, he didn't know Vince had superpowers, but the man was still a good deal bigger and tougher than him.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Going from turning Nathan gay (which was immature, but basically harmless), to forcing Kelly to fall in love with him (essentially date rape), assaulting Nathan and Simon, nearly killing Curtis, and finally threatening to stab Kelly in the eye with one of his needles.
- Mind Control Tattoo: At least two of the tattoos he created in his episode could be used to control the wearer's mind; in one case, it made Nathan fall in love with Simon. However his knives and barbed wire tattoos actually cut and strangle the bearer.
- Storyboard Body: According to Vince, all of his tattoos reflect a certain time in his life.
- Tattooed Crook
- Weaksauce Weakness: Vince has a peanut allergy. Simon uses this to force him to remove the tattoos from Nathan and Kelly.
Actor: Matt CrossPower: Vivid GTA-Based HallucinationsA man believing himself to be the protagonist of a Grand Theft Auto-esque video game, Tim's only objectives are those the game provided.
- The Bus Came Back: Despite getting arrested at the end of his episode, he reappears in series 5 at the Storm support group.
- Chronic Villainy: Despite spending the whole of Season 5 struggling against his hallucinations, he finally relapses and has to be killed.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: The guy is massively dissociated, he can't even recognise reality.
- Creepy Monotone
- Lean and Mean
- Leitmotif: The thundering techno-theme played whenever anything is seen from his perspective.
- In the Back
- Murder Simulators: His "power" is a satirical exaggeration of this trope.
- Ominous Walk: Uses it throughout the episode- never runs at all, in fact.
- Random Events Plot: His hallucinations run a bit like this, given that he goes from taking revenge on his boss and fiance to rooting out an undercover cop in his boss's organisation to breaking someone out of prison- all with very little transition.
- Reality Ensues: After spending the entire episode acting almost without repercussions, he tries to break a game character out of jail and promptly gets arrested.
- Refuge in Audacity: He hit and runs an old lady, which is horrific, then from his perspective you realise he just got bonus points.
- Talking the Monster to Death: Subverted- Olly tries this. "Tries" being the operative word.
Adrian RawlinsPower: Murderous over-protection of his daughterAlthough Dave was always over-protective of his daughter Jessica, the storm amplifies this to the degree that when any man displays interest in her, Dave becomes overwhelmed with rage and tries to kill them.
- Body Horror: When angry, his eyes turn red and his cheek kind of ripples. Sounds lame, but it's actually quite creepy.
- Disproportionate Retribution: You kissed his daughter? Sorry Simon, but you're gonna die.
- Handshake Refusal: Upon their first meeting, Simon attempts to shake hands with him; Dave is so angry that Jessica has to remind him to return the handshake.
- Knight Templar Parent: Nathan watched Jessica get changed, so Dave gives Nathan his most brutal death yet.
- Overprotective Dad: Oh boy. If you kiss Jessica or even walk in on her changing, then you're going to get brutally murdered.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: It's a sign that the rage has taken over, and some poor young lad's going to be snuffed out.
Brian AKA: The Milk Guy, Monsieur Grand Fromage
Jordan MetcalfePower: LactokinesisA former teaboy with the power to manipulate dairy products with the power of his mind, Brian is the first of the storm-affected to go public. Though he enjoys the attention, he begins fading into the background when people with more impressive superpowers appear in the public eye- among them being the Misfits themselves. Eventually, he decides that the only way he's going to get any lasting attention is by killing...
- Attention Whore: He's been ignored all his life, he's going to make sure that changes.
- Butt-Monkey: Before he went psycho.
- Bullying a Dragon: Goddamnit, Nathan, it's a small dragon, but seriously...
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Brian drowns and chokes people with dairy products.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: He used to just be a teaboy in a cafe. Then he became a super-powered serial-killer, with a higher kill count of superhumans than any other character.
- Kubrick Stare
- Logical Weakness: The lactose-intollerant are immune to his powers. Unfortunately, Brian can get around this by using a knife.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Dorky, uncharismatic, and possessed of a singularly ridiculous power. He's also lethal.
- Psychotic Smirk
- Sanity Slippage: You can practically hear him grinding his teeth as he gets more and more frustrated; the point where his girlfriend dumped him was arguably the moment when he finally cracked.
- Sharp Dressed Man: Once he becomes famous, Brian gets into the habit of wearing suits; this continues throughout his killing spree.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: The reception he got once the novelty wore off.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Awesome is a bit of a stretch, but lactokinesis has got a deadly use.
- Lethal Harmless Powers: His lactokinesis allows him to manipulate dairy products that people have already eaten, resulting in at least three people suffocating to death. More frighteningly, he apparently drowned Kelly via a stream of milk, and reduced Nathan to a vegetable by coating his brain with cheese.
Elliot AKA: "Jesus"
Edward HoggPowers: Telekinesis, Teleportation, Water-Walking, Extreme Lust on Skin ContactAppearing in the Christmas special, this villain is actually one of the few who aren't a direct product of the storm; initially a priest until, frustrated by the lack of believers and the restrictions of priesthood, he gave up the cloth and paid a visit to the Powers-For-Cash dealer. Soon after, he uses his newfound abilities to convince people that he is none other than Jesus reincarnated, and succeeds in attracting a large following as a result; however, he also encourages them to give up their money to him, convinces at least one of them to rob people to fund the cult, and uses his influence and powers to commit rape without repercussions.
- All Your Powers Combined: He bought Nikki and Alisha's powers. We don't know who possessed telekinesis and walking on water first, though.
- Bad Powers, Bad People: The lust-inducing power can't really be used for much apart from rape.
- Black Comedy: When he is killed by a flying locker, a Christmas wreath falls on his head as a crown of thorns.
- Coitus Uninterruptus: During the showdown with the Misfits, one of his followers is giving him a blowjob. "Jesus" carries on the conversation as if nothing was happening, though he does pull a few interesting expressions.
- Combo Platter Powers: With the lust-inducing power, teleportation, telekinesis and walking on water, Jesus has quite a mix, making him the most powerful character seen on the show so far. For good measure, there was no indication that he'd finished buying powers; had he gathered enough funds, he might have even purchased Nathan's immortality.
- Corrupt Church: His view on the Catholic Church by the end of his spiral into depravity; as far as he's concerned, his role of conning people out of their money hasn't changed at all.
- Dark Messiah: By the end of the episode, he had all the power, charisma and popular support associated with the archetype- even persuading his worshippers to kill for him.
- Double Standard: Rape, Divine on Mortal: Apparently he managed to convinced his followers of this, judging by the round of applause he got for teleporting away from his latest conquest with his dick still out of his trousers.
- Flight, Strength, Heart
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Elliot went from a failed priest with no congregation, to a depraved cult leader equipped with some of the most dangerous superpowers in the entire series.
- Inertia Is a Cruel Mistress: He is killed when he foolishly uses his telekinetic powers to try to crush someone to death with a vending machine, when he was also in its path.
- Motive Decay: His original plan probably contained a lot more encouraging the growth of Christianity in the area, and a lot less rape.
- No Such Thing as Wizard Jesus: A rare inversion- a superhuman uses his powers to masquerade as Jesus.
- Rape Is A Special Kind OF Evil: Stealing the money of his followers was bad enough; forcing them to kill for him was even worse; but it's how he uses the Lust-Inducing powers to force women into having sex with him- and bragging about it to his followers- that shows just how vile he's become. Given a "And That's Terrible" treatment by Nathan, and promptly lampshaded by Curtis.Nathan: I mean we did sod all with our powers, but at least we never abused them. We never raped or murdered anyone.Curtis: (Points to Alisha) She raped me. And we killed loads of people.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Supernatural Powers!
- Second Coming: What he convinces his followers has happened.
- Sinister Minister: Sort of subverted. He only acts sinister once he quits the priesthood and starts going by the name Jesus.
- Take That!: His appearance, powers, creepy patheticness, and humiliatingly stupid death make him appear to be a parody of Sylar from Heroes.
- Walk on Water
Katie MoorePower: ParalysisA young woman doing community service with Rudy, she bonds with his introverted duplicate Rudy Two, but then feels betrayed when she sees his extroverted side dating the other worker Charlie. So she gets progressively violent revenge against him.
- Death by Falling Over: Rudy kicked her in the face, and she cracked her head on the floor.
- Disproportionate Retribution: She thinks Rudy lied to her after they established an emotional connection. She smashes a glass bottle over his head.
- Freudian Excuse: She takes Rudy's perceived betrayal badly after becoming attracted to him because her last boyfriend planted drugs on her when they were stopped by the police to avoid getting in trouble.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: At first she just bottles Rudy in anger after she thinks he's betrayed her. Eventually she kills Charlie, tries to frame Rudy for the murder, and then tries to hang Rudy and Alisha.
- Personality Powers: She regrets "not having enough time" to have done something to avert her arrest for possession, so she gains the ability to (sort of) stop time.
- Her back story is that she is in community service because her boyfriend framed her, now she has the power to freeze frame people.
- Time Stands Still: Played with. She can freeze individuals, managing an entire bar at one point. However objects other than people aren't affected, nor are people she doesn't focus on. Her targets are just paralysed, not actually frozen in time, as shown by Rudy bleeding after she bottles him.
Jay TaylorPower: NoneThe seemingly nice athletics coach of Curtis (in the form of Melissa) and his new love interest Emma, Mark turns out to be far more evil and dangerous than most of the supervillains on the show.
- Faux Affably Evil
- Mundanger: Mark possesses no superpowers, and in fact has probably never heard of the storm. He's just a completely amoral date-rapist.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil
- Slipping a Mickey
Michael Marcus MorganPower: Draws comic strips that later come true
- Alliterative Name: Humorously, for a character that's obsessed with superheroes, the actor has an alliterative name.
- Ascended Fanboy: A dark twist on it. He can't become practically Simon's sidekick, and is faced with the only superhero he knows retiring. So he becomes the show's first costumed supervillain in order to convince Simon to stay a hero and fulfil his destiny.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He seems like a harmless geek, but he brainwashes his idol, almost ruins his life and has Simon beat up his friends and girlfriend.
- Chekhov's Gun: "A superhero has to be prepared to die for what he believes in."
- Evil Counterpart: To Simon.
- Evil Knockoff: When he makes his own Superhoodie costume. He's clearly not as skilled a fighter, but he's got a creepy Superhoodie costume with elements of red.
- Fiery Coverup: Simon burns his body to get rid of it. What's creepy is that Peter organised this.
- In the Back: In the Nazi Timeline, Peter is mowed down by guards after trying to avoid having his power stolen. It's a surprisingly upsetting moment.
- Knife Nut: He brings a big, nasty-looking, serrated knife to the fight with Simon.
- Loners Are Freaks: Not quite season 1 Simon levels, but close.
- Loony Fan: Ooh boy yeah.
- Mind Control: What we see him using his power for, controlling events far away and even after his death. Logically though, he's actually a mediocre reality warper who just has no idea just how powerful he is.
- Misapplied Phlebotinum: Logically, he's one of the most powerful supervillains yet seen, able to control the actions of anyone he wants as precisely as a Death Note user, but all he does with his ability is make Simon act out his vicarious fantasies (after apparently leaving it idle for months after he recieved it).
- My Death Is Only The Beginning: After Simon rejects him, Peter uses his power to orchestrate his own death in a fight with Simon in order to spur him into going back in time and saving Alisha
- Otaku: Big time.
- Personality Powers: Peter prefers comics to the real world, so now when he draws comics they shape the real world
- Poisonous Friend: Tries to be one, making Simon break up with Alisha so he can 'fulfil his destiny' as Superhoodie.
- Rewriting Reality: Anything Peter draws, it happens. We never get the chance to see if he's limited to only controlling people's minds, or cause and effect itself. The fact that the lights of Simon's apartment flicker when pages of it are torn suggest that Peter can control more than just people. But either way, Peter is mind-bogglingly powerful when you think about it.
- The Sociopath: You could not break up your idol's relationship, setting him up to get killed and leave a grieving girlfriend behind, but that wouldn't be very dramatic...what to do, what to do?
- Stalker with a Crush: Again for poor Simon. When he realizes Simon is Super Hoodie and the one who saved him he begins systematically inserting himself into Simon's life going so far as to use his powers to make Simon push his girlfriend away and attack his friends.
- Stealth Evil Mentor: His final plan.
- Super Villain: Peter comes the closest to a classic comics supervillain so far on the show. He's got a superpower, a history with the hero, is Simon's Shadow Archetype, has a grand scheme and visionary ideals, and most importantly is the first villain to wear a costume.
- Stylistic Suck: When he's in charge of someone else's dialogue, it really shows. Shame, because he's a skilled artist.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Peter will make sure Simon becomes a true hero, fulfils his destiny and save Alisha's life, even if it means completely removing Simon's free will and distancing him from everyone he loves.
Gleen SpeersPower: CryokinesisA senior Nazi officer in the Nazi timeline, Smith is determined to use Seth's power to make the Nazis an even mightier force.
- An Ice Person: He can freeze objects he touches.
- Bad Boss: You missed a spot cleaning a cell? Sorry, Gary, but you're going to freeze to death.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Evil Is Deathly Cold
- Ghostapo: He's a Nazi who's been granted superpowers. There's no occult involved though.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Deconstructed. He doesn't care how many people he has to kill, he's going to get superpowers for himself and his fellow Nazis.
- Kick the Dog: He kills Gary, Curtis and Friedrich, and also tries to force Simon to kill Friedrich.
- Kill It with Ice: He does this to Gary basically for fun.
- Personality Powers: Though Smith's power might not belong to him, it certainly fits his cold, merciless personality.
- Sociopathic Soldier: Type 1.
- Those Wacky Nazis
Lauren SochaPower: Body Swap
- Anti-Villain: All she wants to do is live a normal life with her boyfriend with this second chance.
- Cast as a Mask
- Convenient Coma: Completely averted. Jen has been in a coma in her original body for a long time, and her loved ones have given up hope. So they're going to turn off her respirator.
- "Freaky Friday" Flip: Jen swaps places with Kelly, trapping her in her original, comatose body.
William BlissPower: AnimationThough nobody knows his real name and he was only encountered only in a series 3 webisode, the alias Erazer has been graffitied across a great deal of the Community Centre. As such, he only becomes enemies with the Misfits when Rudy decides to take a piss on one of his tags; Erazer retaliates by imprisoning Rudy in a parallel dimension... where he also happens to have imprisoned a young woman by the name of Suzy.
- Art Attacker: Captures Rudy by painting a hole under his feet, conjures up a vicious guard dog to hold the Misfits off, and paints a barred gateway to keep Rudy and Suzy out of reach.
- Art Initiates Life: Anything that Erazer spray-paints comes to life; in the real world, this is aparently limited to creating doors and portals, but in his private world, almost anything is possible. As such, Erazer's creations can't leave his world... as Suzy herself discovers.
- Berserk Button: Don't piss on his tags.
- Dark World: The pocket dimension he's created is closely modelled on the real world, but completely deserted and obsessively decorated with grafitti.
- Despair Event Horizon: Once Suzy learns the truth about herself and forces him and the Misfits to abandon her, Erazer has clearly reached this; at the very end of the webisode, Rudy actually apologises for pissing on his graffiti, only for Erazer to say quietly "It doesn't matter."
- Disproportionate Retribution: Marking or insulting his work can result in summary imprisonment.
- In the Hood
- Logical Weakness: His painted creations are dissolved by turpentine.
- Love Makes You Evil: He's clearly trying to get Suzy to fall in love with him, having sealed her away in his dimension until he can convince her. In reality, "Suzy" is just a replica of Erazer's ex-girlfriend.
- Mad Artist: Subverted; Erazer might be easily offended and more than a little bit obsessive, but he's not insane.
- Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: He's not really holding a young woman hostage; he's just trying to keep her out of a world she couldn't survive in.
- Reality Warper: This man created an entire pocket dimension out of spray paint.
- Replacement Goldfish: It's revealed that Suzy is just another one of Erazer's creations, sculpted after the real Suzy dumped him. Unfortunately, the replacement had none of the original's memories, and ended up siding with the Misfits instead of him.
Charlene Mc KennaPower: None
- Back from the Dead
- Came Back Wrong: Thanks to Seth and Curtis.
- Cute Monster Girl
- Elite Zombie: She has more control over her hunger than most zombies.
- Horror Hunger: She needs blood. Human, animal, whatever.
- Our Zombies Are Different
- Picky People Eater: She only really wants blood.
- Technically Living Zombie
Actor: Nathaniel Martello-WhitePower: Violent obsession infectionA career criminal who was hit by the Storm minutes after he stabbed his mate for a briefcase full of money. Now anyone he's around gets infected with the same violent desire for his cash.
- An Arm and a Leg: His hand was cut off by infected Rudy trying to get the case Michael's handcuffed to.
- Blessed with Suck: Out of all the powers that have been given in the Storm, this is the greatest curse. Anyone he's in contact with tries to kill him and others out of sheer greed. This includes family, friends and a lover.
- Go Out with a Smile: He dies holding his precious money.
- Groin Attack: From an infected Seth while interrogating him. Repeatedly.
- Personality Powers: He infects everyone around him with his same overwhelming greed.
- Sympathetic Murder Backstory: Stabbing his friend is unforgivable. But the guy goes through so much crap you can't help but feel sorry for him.
Psycho Rudy aka Third Rudy
Actor: Joe GilgunPower: Consume and divide the other Rudy copies
- Affably Evil
- Dark Is Evil: Prefer to be dressed in black while not in probation clothes.
- Graceful Loser: His last act after being fatally stabbed by Jess is to release the other two Rudys from his body, then telling Jess to move past her issues and get back out into the world. It's actually rather sweet, in a weird way.
- Hair-Trigger Temper
- Manipulative Bastard
- Split-Personality Takeover
- Stalker with a Crush: Subverted he is seen stalking Jess throughout the episode only to attempt to kill her in the end
- The Sociopath
- Villainous Crush: On Jess
Actor: Lucy GaskellPower: Delusions of being a fictional characterA mysterious woman named Lola who shows up in the second episode of Series 4 who claims to be a trainee support worker who proceeds to seduce Curtis. In actuality, she was a drama student named Debbie who was studying film noir. She was caught in the storm while studying a femme fatale character named Lola during one class, causing her to completely believe that she was that character.
- And Then Lola Was a Zombie
- Boom, Headshot
- Femme Fatale: Literally, thanks to the storm.
- Killed Off for Real
- Not Herself
- Personality Powers / Be Careful What You Wish For: Debbie, the actress, wanted to become Lola so bad that during the storm she literally became Lola.
The RabbitPower: Manifested by Richard Saunders' hallucinationsWhenever druggie Richard Saunders has a bad trip, his hallucinations violently come to life. Since he took his latest hit before his party while flicking between a golf programme, a hitman movie and a documentary about animal testing, he created a giant white bunny dressed in a suit that kills people with a golf club.
The Four Horsemen of the ApocalypsePower: Manifested when Nadine witnesses evil and humanity's flawsThey're summoned to attack and kill people who display evil and vice when Nadine witnesses it. Of course they use BM Xs rather than horses, as the latter are pretty hard to acquire on a council estate.
Other Notable or Recurring Characters
Josef AltinPower: NoneTechnically one of the original Misfits, Gary nonetheless managed to miss out on gaining any superpowers from the Storm, as well as becoming a permanent member of the team. Not long after the Storm passed, Gary was hacked to death with an axe by Tony the probation worker.
- Butt-Monkey: Gary cannot catch a break; he fails to earn a superpower, he gets killed by Tony, and as a final insult, most of the team completely forget about him. And it gets worse when time travel is concerned: not only does he get killed all over again in Curtis' repaired timeline, but in the Nazi timeline, he's still on probation, still doing dodgy work for even worse people, and ends up getting killed by Captain Smith.
- Berserk Button: Has quite a few, but his cap appears to be the most prominent; after accidentally getting paint on the brim, he throws a temper tantrum and storms off to the bathroom to get it cleaned off.
- Cut His Heart Out with a Spoon: "I'll rip out your throat and shit down your neck!"
- Hair-Trigger Temper
- Lean and Mean: Not nearly as mean as Nathan, but a lot more explosive.
- Red Shirt
- They Killed Kenny Again: Managed even though he's a minor character. He dies in all three timelines he appears in, each time murdered in the community centre by his boss.
- We Hardly Knew Ye
Jo Stone-FewingsPower: LycanthropyThe current boyfriend to Nathan's mother, and the only one that hasn't been frightened off by Nathan's attempts to sabotage their relationship. As it turns out, Jeremy has also been affected by the Storm: at night, he's overcome with the belief that he's a Jack Russel Terrier. Worse still, after one particularly bad evening, he wakes up near the community centre- not too far from where Nathan and the others are working.
- Biggus Dickus: Noted by just about anyone who's seen Jeremy naked.
- Blackmail: Subjected to this by Nathan after getting caught on camera; subverted when it turns out that Nathan's mother already knows about Jeremy's problem, and has decided to put up with it.
- Butt-Monkey: To say the least; he has to put up with being saddled with an utterly ridiculous power, constantly waking up naked in strange places, and getting sucker-punched by Nathan. And it's implied that Nathan's abuse of him prior to the Storm wasn't all that pleasant, either.
- Delusions of Doghood
- If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her...: Jeremy ends up as the recipient of one of these from Nathan.If you hurt her, I'll take you up to the vets and have you put down.
- Insistent Terminology: Nathan ends up calling Jeremy "The Guy Who Lives With My Mum," as he can't bear to call him her boyfriend.
- Naked People Trapped Outside
- Parent with New Paramour: One of the reasons why Nathan hates Jeremy. Of course, by the end of his second episode, Nathan grudgingly accepts their relationship for the sake of his mum.
- Super Loser
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?
Superhoodie, AKA: That Guy In The Mask, Simon Bellamy
Iwan RheonPower: Short-term precognition, one-way travel into the past, immunity to others' powers, super-human aimA mysterious figure with incredible acrobatic skills, Superhoodie first appeared in the first-season finale, rescuing Nathan from a horde of Rachel's followers. Since then, Superhoodie has continued to appear around the Community Centre, helping the Misfits and often saving their lives; as he never removes his signiature mask and hood and never stays long enough for anyone to take a close look at him, his identity remains a mystery to most of the team. It's eventually revealed to Alisha that Superhoodie is actually the future incarnation of Simon, here to ensure that events proceed as they should.
- All Your Base Are Belong to Us: Invoked when Nathan tries to freak Superhoodie out by breaking into his apartment and taking a shit on his bed. "Tries" being the operative word; he got the wrong apartment.
- Anti-Magic: It's eventually revealed that he's immune to other superpowers, hence why Kelly isn't able to hear his thoughts and why he can touch Alisah without being overcome by lust.
- Clock King: Superhoodie's lair is decorated with several large digital clocks counting down to the exact time to certain events, and the man himself keeps a very close eye on his watch.
- Cool Mask
- Creepy Cleanliness: The aforementioned lair is kept almost completely sterile. Not entirely surprising, considering Superhoodie's true identity.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
- Elaborate Underground Base: Owns a decidedly spacious basement apartment. Alisha and Simon end up inheriting it after Superhoodie's death, and the rest of the Misfits use it as a meeting ground in series 3.
- Face-Revealing Turn: Superhoodie unveils his identity to Alisha this way after she catches him taking a shower.
- Fiery Coverup: At his own request, Alisha burns his corpse to prevent anyone from learning his true identity.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Takes a bullet for Alisha.
- I Have the High Ground: Often seen standing dramatically on rooftops, gazing down at the Misfits.
- In the Hood
- Le Parkour: His primary mode of transportation.
- Mysterious Protector
- Not Wearing Tights
- Room Full of Crazy: Along with the massive digital clocks, one wall of Superhoodie's lair is covered with photos of the Misfits. Turns out it's not so crazy - he came here from the future to ensure that the Misfits survive and that certain events come to pass, therefore it makes sense that he needs to keep track of it all, since if he fails, the timeline would get all messed up. The clocks are all ticking down to specific point in time when he has to help the Misfits out, so he has to make sure he doesn't miss anything or show up late, and the photos were presumably taken by past Simon himself, who has a penchant for filming everything.
- Secret Identity: He's actually Simon's future self.
- Stable Time Loop: Superhoodie has returned from the future to set up one of these - ensuring that the Misfits survive long enough for Simon to become him.
- The Stoic: Very little seems to surprise Superhoodie. True to form, when we finally speak, he speaks in a very low, calm town of voice which doesn't seem to convey much emotion.
- The Voiceless: Never says a word in any of his episodes... at least, not while he's wearing his costume.
- Walking Spoiler: His identity is the centre of the main arc for most of Misfits.
Richard RiddellPower: Transformed into a humanA fugitive from the local police, Bruno is first encountered trying to hide in the community centre, where he bumps into Kelly; very little is known about him, although he admits that he's not too sure of his own strength and temper. Also, unlike most of what Kelly normally hears via telepathy, Bruno's thoughts are surprisingly honest...
- Bruiser With A Soft Centre
- Does Not Know His Own Strength: Bruno is on the run because he accidentally killed a man when defending himself by punching him too hard. It's because his insticts are designed to fight gorillas, who can take harder hits.
- Humanity Ensues: Bruno is the first seen case of an animal affected by the storm.
- Nice Guy: Kelly falls for Bruno because he doesn't try to deceive her in any way, and because his thoughts only reveal good intentions. He didn't intend to kill that guy, it was an accident.
- Shout-Out: He climbed to the top of a building carrying Kelly dressed as a gorilla. Turns out he's actually a gorilla.
- The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: Partially subverted. Bruno now has human form and acts human, but he retains gorilla traits such as using all his brute force to defend himself in fights, being very rough during sex and a fondness for bananas.
- This Was His True Form: Bruno is actually a gorilla who's been transformed into a human by the storm.
Fred PearsonPower: Time travelA Holocaust survivor who hid while his family and friends were killed, Friedrich would do anything to try to save his loved ones and his fellow Jews, even kill Hitler...
- The Atoner: Friedrich has felt guilty all of his long life for doing nothing while everyone he loved was rounded up into concentration camps.
- Boom, Headshot: He's shot in the head by Captain Smith. However, it appears that Kelly's travel through time saves his life.
- Cool Old Guy: He tried to knife Hitler, that's pretty cool.
- Face Death with Dignity: Well aware that he could die if his assassination attempt fails, Friedrich prepares by dressing in his best suit, writing a letter explaining his actions and placing a bouquet of flowers at the local cenotaph.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He dropped his phone when he tried to kill Hitler, causing the Allies to lose World War Two due to the technology boost Germany gains by reverse engineering the technology in the phone, which begs the question of why he even had his phone (or the letter explaining he was trying to use time-travel to kill Hitler) on him when he went back.
- Set Right What Once Went Wrong: His motivation, first to stop Hitler, then to fix the timeline so that the Nazis didn't win.
- Take Up My Sword: Friedrich, having been stabbed, returns the time travel power to Seth so that he can then grant it to someone else who can go back and prevent the Nazis' victory.