Characters from the Russian fantasy series. For [[Discworld/NightWatch the Discworld novel]], see Characters.{{Discworld}}.


[[folder:The Night Watch]]

The forces of [[LightIsNotGood Light]] in the series.

!'''Anton Gorodetsky (Creator/KonstantinKhabensky)'''

The protagonist (and most of the time) narrator of the series.
* {{Badass}}
* BadassBookworm: Well-read and actually joined Night Watch as a programmer before being transferred to field work.
* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler: Becomes a human in the end of ''Sixth Watch''.]]
* GoodIsNotNice: Anton can be a real jerk.
* HappilyMarried: To Svetlana.
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: Often listens to SuspiciouslyAproposMusic on them. Because of his Other powers, he doesn't really need his ears.
* KnightInSourArmor: Gets really cynical in his internal narration.
* PapaBear: To his daughter in later books.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Olga.
* TakeALevelInBadass: His power level grows enormously throughout the series.
* UnwittingPawn: Often to Geser and/or Zabulon.
* VodkaDrunkenski: Anton and a lot of the other Others likes a drink, and he's actually TheAlcoholic in the movies.


Anton's main friend in the Night Watch.
* BadassGrandpa: As a level two magician, he's one of the more powerful agents of the Night Watch.
* CombatPragmatist: One of the few agents to learn martial arts on top of his magical skills to give himself an edge in combat.
* CoolOldGuy
* DrivesLikeCrazy

!'''Boris Ignatyevich/ Gesar'''

The head of the Night Watch and the mentor to Anton.
* AntiHero: Type III.
* BadassGrandpa: Is known to have defeated three powerful Dark Others in his past.
* BenevolentBoss: For the most part, although he's willing to sacrifice people for the greater good.
* BigGood: Sort of.
* {{Chessmaster}}: One of the best in the series, if not the best.
* FriendlyEnemy: To Zabulon.
* GuileHero / MagnificentBastard
* PragmaticHero: Is known as a man who "will throw a child to the zoo to animals if necessary, but before will do everything to avert it".
* ShootTheDog: [[spoiler: He was the Light Other, who convinced Arina to disrupt the experiment, as it would have led to [[BrokenMasquerade the existence of Others known to humans]] and a BadFuture for everyone...]]
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: He was a Grand Light Mage even 2000 years ago!
* TricksterMentor: To Anton
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Played with. Though he [[spoiler: did manipulated the events that Nadya, Absolute Great Light Other and Anton's daughter to be born to have a weapon against Twilight]], he was against [[spoiler: the experiment on people of USSR to create a better future]].


A powerful light sorceress and [[spoiler: Boris Ignatyevich's lover.]]
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Was forced into the body of a stuffed owl, had most of her powers confiscated and was only allowed to become human again for half an hour each day during times of war.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Has this effect on a class of male students [[spoiler: while her body was occupied by Anton.]]
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Anton.

!'''Svetlana [[spoiler: Gorodetskaya (nee Nazarova)]]'''

A seemingly human woman who is revealed to be a Light Other of immense power.
* ApocalypseMaiden
* MamaBear
* MeaningfulName: The Light Other with most potential since Jesus wore diapers is named "Light". Didn't see that one coming...

!'''Tiger Cub'''

* {{Animorphism}}
* {{Badass}}
* CollectorOfTheStrange: Has a collection of ancient swords.
* HealingHands: Gave up this ability to focus on her combat magic.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: In Day Watch.]]
* PainfulTransformation: Tells Anton that changing back from her tiger form is very painful.
* PlatonicLifePartners/ BattleCouple: Has an undefined relationship with Bear, who she always partners up with on duty.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Assumes the form of a large tiger.


* {{Animorphism}}
* HeelFaceTurn: Rumoured to be a former Dark One who turned to the Light side.
* PlatonicLifePartners/ BattleCouple: Has an undefined relationship with Tiger Cub, who he always partners up with on duty.
* TheQuietOne
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: A rare example InUniverse; can assume the form of many different bear species.


* CollectorOfTheStrange: Apparently has a butterfly collection that takes up two entire rooms of his house.
* HoneyTrap: His main role in the Night Watch.
* TheCharmer


A rock musician who befriends Anton in the third book. [[spoiler: Gets turned into a weak Light Other by Kostya]]
* CloudCuckooLander: Not too extreme, but has shades of this.
* EarlyBirdCameo: First appears in ''The Face of Dark Palmira'', then gets a bigger role in ''Twilight Watch'' and becomes a recurring character from then on.
* FunPersonified
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: Became a Light Other thanks to Fuaran]]

[[folder:The Day Watch]]

The forces of [[DarkIsNotEvil / Darkness]]


The head of the Day Watch.
* AffablyEvil: He's remorseless evil bastard, but is good at putting on a facade of being a sensitive, charming guy.
* BadassGrandpa: Is heavily implied to be as old as Geser.
* BenevolentBoss: Is stated to respect his subordinates rights and freedoms. But he is also...
* BadBoss: He ruthlessly sacrifices his followers once they've [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived their usefulness]] and is fond of [[UnequalPairing seducing female followers]].
* BigBad: Sort of- he's the leader of the forces of Darkness, but he's never actually the main antagonist, and will often cooperate with the Light Others when something bad happens that doesn't suit his goals.
* {{Chessmaster}}: Only slightly worse than Geser. [[spoiler: In Day Watch he managed to outwit him.]]
* EnemyMine: Does this freguently, when something bad appears. Later shown to be
* FriendlyEnemy: Despite being the leader of Day Watch, he is shown to enjoy his fight with Geser, who reciprocates. See also his AffablyEvil.
* FantasticRacism: Heavily dislikes Ukranians and Lithuanians, according to Arina. It seems to be true, as Vycheslav Rogoza and Edgar's fates show.
* FourEyesZeroSoul
* [[spoiler:LukeIAmYourFather: Is revealed to be Anton's grandfather at the end of the last book]]
* GigglingVillain
* ManipulativeBastard
* OneWingedAngel: While he appears to be a sensitive glasses-wearing intellectual, his Twilight form (his "true form") is a [[ScaledUp snake]] demon with a tail and spiked penis.
** His ''other'' true form, seen briefly in Night Watch looks more like some sort of a giant insect.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Also translated as Zavulon.
* WorthyOpponent: To Geser, who feels the same.

!'''Konstantin (Kostya) Saushkin'''
A young, idealistic vampire whom Anton befriended before joining the Nightwatch.
* AntiVillain
* EvilFormerFriend: What Anton thinks him to be.
* IJustWantToBeNormal
* IHateYouVampireDad: Completely averted.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: [[spoiler:in ''Twilight Watch''.]]
* TookALevelinBadass: [[spoiler: After using Fuaran, he becomes an Absolute Other]].
* {{Vampire}}

!'''Alisa Donnikova'''
A witch of the Day Watch and Zabulon's lover.
* DrivesLikeCrazy
* HotWitch
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion: In Day Watch]]
* VillainProtagonist: In Day Watch.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

* AffablyEvil
* AndIMustScream: ''New Watch'' ends with her [[spoiler:getting trapped in the inescapable Sarcophagus of Times for all eternity.]]
* AntiVillain
* {{Badass}}: Possibly the strongest witch in the world.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: When she learnt that she probably screwed Russia with her intefering.]]
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: She has no respect to Zabulon whatsoever, and isn't afraid to show it.
* FriendlyEnemy: Despite [[KnightTemplar her]] [[ManipulativeBastard deeds]], she is polite and cordial to Anton.
* HeelFaceTurn: She becomes a Light Witch in ''Last Watch'', although it doesn't change her personality nor her intentions. She's more of...
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* KnightTemplar: [[spoiler: While crossing DespairEventHorizon in New Watch, she started planning a destruction of Twilight by Nadya in order to stop it from interfering and causing catastrophes.]]
* LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler: She becomes more villainous when becoming a Light Other.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: She did a good job of manipulating [[spoiler: Anton in ''New Watch''.]]
* ShootTheDog: She disrupted the experiment of Watches and Inquisition because of [[spoiler: the BadFuture, which Geser convinced her to avert.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: ''Twilight Watch'' reveals she had sabotaged an experiment, conducted by the Inquisition with the purpose of giving Russian people communist ideas. It worked much sooner than it was supposed to, resulting in countless deaths and leaving Russia in its current unfortunate economic condition. The reason? Had she not, humans would have discovered the existence of the Others among them, leading to a world-wide witch hunt. And then Geser reveals that the experiment was doomed to fail anyway, causing numerous nuclear wars across the world.
** In ''New Watch'', [[spoiler:Arina seeks to destroy Twilight itself in order to stop the prophecy which foretells Russia's destruction]].
* WickedWitch: Zig-Zagged.
* WouldntHurtAChild: Played with. She did threaten to kill Nadya and even trapped her with a grenade inside a magic barrier once, but she warned Anton just in time so he could disassemble it and save his daughter. Later, Geser assures Anton he is acquainted with her well enough that he knows she'd never hurt a little kid.


[[folder:The Inquisition]]

The BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil.


A Light Other introduced early in the novel ''Night Watch'' who is initially unaware of TheMasquerade and as a result, kills Dark Others who he wrongly believes to be pure evil.
* BrokenAce: He initially appears to be a BornLucky and near perfect guy, but outside of his legitimate excuse of having MissedTheCall, he's still a deeply troubled man who has no understanding of love or goodness (he only understands smiting evil)
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Never heard from in the later books
* KnightTemplar: Prior to joining the Inquisition.
* LightIsNotGood

A vampire and Dark Other.
* AffablyEvil
* {{Badass}}: Was considered to be one of the strongest vampires. [[spoiler: Before Kostya killed him.]]
* RetiredMonster: He became a Higher Vampire though killing several young girls and feels no remorse, but has sort of "mellowed" to the extent that he left the Day Watch to become an Inquisitor.
* WorfEffect: [[spoiler:He is defeated by Kostya after he gets Fuaran.]]


A Dark Other Mage who started out on the Day Watch (in the eponymous novel), but later joined the Inquisition.
* AffablyEvil
* BadassGrandpa: He is Anton's equal, and is about two centuries old. He is also stated to have grandchildren, who are already old.
* DefectorFromDecadence: He's not at all a good guy, but did leave the Day Watch and become less Dark in reaction to all of Zabulon's bastardy (specifically trying to screw him over).
* FriendlyEnemy: Toward Anton.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Becomes this due to [[spoiler: his wife's death in ''The Last Watch''.]]
* NietzscheWannabe
* [[OohMeAccentsSlipping Ooh Me Accent's Slipping]]: A few times when he loses his composure he reverts to his natural Estonian accent.
* VillainousGlutton


[[folder:Neutral Characters]]
Humans and characters not affiliated with the organizations above.

!'''The Tiger''''
An entity created by the Twilight to prevent prophecies from being heard.
* HumanoidAbomination: In ''New Watch'', he was an avatar of Twilight.
* TookALevelInKindness: In ''Sixth Watch''