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    No. 8, Berlin 

Berlin (No. 8)

Played By: Peter Stormare

  • Big Bad: The mastermind behind a campaign against Reddingtons' organization and the reason Red turned himself into the FBI in the first place and the man Tom and Jolene, amongst others, ultimately report to.
  • The Chessmaster: With assistance from Dr. Nikolaus Vogel, he organizes his own complicated jailbreak using five infected victims.
  • The Dreaded: The guy is a full 8 ranks higher than Anslo Garrick. Hence he's rightfully feared. Even Red, information broker to top them all has no clue who he is.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Red has no idea why this person hates him so much, but considers him the most dangerous and determined enemy he has ever faced, in terms of how obsessed he is to destroy Red and his organization. As of season 1 his motives are still unclear, but its implied to have something to do with his daughter.
  • Shrouded in Myth: There is some suggestions that "Berlin" had served in the Soviet Red Army, climbing up the ranks of the KGB until he was thrown into a labor camp because he allowed his daughter to defect to the West after she married a dissident. These suggestion come from the man himself, so should be taken with a grain of salt.
  • The Spook: Shrouded in mystery after mystery.

    No. 16, Anslo Garrick 

Anslo Garrick (No. 16)

Played By: Ritchie Coster

A former compatriot of Reddington's, who made the mistake of crossing him, earning him a bullet in the head. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to put him down, and he's back for revenge. He specializes in rescuing VIPs from heavily guarded facilities like black sites and prisons with a team of mercenaries he personally leads in field operations.
  • Badass: Pretty much destroys the FBI's SWAT units assigned to protect the black ops compound.
  • Badass Boast:
    Red, did you really think there was a distance you could cover, or a hole deep enough that you could hide in? There is nowhere in this world that I cannot reach you, Red. Fortification be damned!
  • Bad Boss: Executes one of his wounded mercenaries after being struck by a bullet that ricocheted from the bulletproof glass used for Reddington's cell.
  • The Brute: To quote Reddington himself, "Garrick is not a precision instrument; he's a blunt-force object."
  • Character Death: Stabbed in the neck by Reddington.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Not only does Garrick have an infiltration and ex-filtration out of the Post Office, his team also manages to secure a few decommissioned black sites in Virginia to serve as covert bases and observation posts.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: He knows quite well how Reddington operates and tries to plan accordingly. It still doesn't save him.
  • Double Agent / The Mole: He's the one responsible for setting up Reddington for the assassination attempt in Britain years before the series started.
  • The Dreaded: When his name is mentioned, Reddington makes something of an Oh Crap face and goes on a lengthy lecture as to why (which is proven correct as he speaks).
  • Dumb Muscle: He thinks with his gun, since he doesn't have Reddington's smarts. He is, however, a fairly good military tactician.
  • Evil Army: He runs one.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Blitzkrieging through the Task Force's defenses and delivering the aforementioned Badass Boast.
  • Expy: He gives a strong vibe of a live action Zaeed Massani.
  • Famous Last Words: "You're not actually feeling something, are you, Red?" to which Red answers: "Regret."
  • Faux Affably Evil: Jokes around and chats with Reddington and Ressler, calmly executes one of his wounded mercs (who was wounded in the first place because Garrick fired a round at bulletproof glass, which bounced off and hit the merc) and kills Luli just because he can.
  • Foil: To Reddington. Reddington is Affably Evil, refined, intellectual and cares for his associates. Garrick is Faux Affably Evil, all brute force, a "blunt-force instrument" as Reddington calls him and he cares nothing for his team. This is made painfully obvious when Reddington and Garrick are talking through the holding cell.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: It's quite clear he envies Reddington to a great extent.
  • Hero Killer: Murdered Luli with his own hands.
  • Immune to Bullets: Reddington half-jokes he's this, considering he survived a bullet in the head.
  • Kick the Dog: His killing of Luli and attempted killing of Dembe.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Oh, hell yes. He is the second highest-ranking blacklist name of Season 1 and he does more damage than all the previous ones put together. In particular, he murders Luli in cold blood.
  • Meaningful Name: Garrick means "one who rules by the spear," a fancy way of saying "someone who murders to get what he wants."
  • Private Military Contractors: Leads a team of elite mercenaries called the Wild Bunch.
  • Psycho for Hire: Specialized in extraction of high-value targets, to be specific.
  • Red Right Hand: His horrible facial scars.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: His entire motivation.
  • Stupid Evil: All of Garrick's tactical brilliance goes right out the window when he finds out that Red has locked himself and Ressler in the cell, and he becomes entirely too focused on trying to force them out. Subverted when it turns out he's actually been hired to kidnap Red so forcing them out really is his only option.
  • Two-Faced: The right half of his face is scarred and disfigured (and one side of his mouth is seemingly stitched open).
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Inverted. Multiple times, he considers or gets very close to actually killing Reddington, but keeps reminding himself that Reddington is worth more alive than dead. That's because he's been hired to extract Reddington, and his employers won't let him kill Red.

    No. 42, The Kingmaker 

The Kingmaker (No. 42)

Played by: Linus Roache

The scandal maker to end all scandal makers. The puppeteer behind the rise and fall of influential politicians around the globe.

    No. 47, Frederick Barnes 

Frederick Barnes (No. 47)

Played By: Robert Sean Leonard

Reddington: "Barnes has always operated with a certain level of...detachment—always the designer, the seller. Never the delivery agent of his own weapons. But if Barnes is now willing to use his work to kill indiscriminately, then he is, quite literally, the most dangerous man in the world."

A former military scientist and known genius who worked in creating and developing WMDs for the U.S. military under DARPA, now a chemical weapons killer for hire.

    No. 57, The Judge 

The Judge (No. 57)

Played By: Dianne Wiest

a.k.a. Ruth Suzanne Kipling. A mysterious appeal hearer for the condemned. If a prisoner feels they were wrongly convicted, they can submit their case. And if The Judge deems them innocent, the people who put them away are made to pay.
  • Anti-Villain: The Judge genuinely believes that her cause is righteous and takes great pains to study every case, going after people she honestly thinks deserve it.
  • Amoral Attorney: The Judge could be considered a subversion, only taking cases if she's absolutely sure that the client has been wrongfully convicted, and refusing to hand down a sentence that exceeds what the client received. She also doesn't take payment. That being said, she is still taking the law into their own hands, and in at least one case, turns out to have been dead wrong.
  • Evil Matriarch: Her followers and even her prisoners refer to her as "mother."
  • Freudian Excuse: She says that her father was the victim of a miscarriage and that this set her on the path she took.
  • Hanging Judge: Though The Judge carefully considers each and every case, "defendants" aren't given much chance to defend themselves and sentencing is swift and brutal.
  • Honor Before Reason: She let one of her victims go because the man he wrongly put away had been released and didn't want her victim to serve an unfair longer sentence. She did this knowing that it would likely lead to her arrest, as it does, simply because she felt it was justice. Likewise, she backs down once she discovers that her latest case really was guilty.
  • Knight Templar: Utterly convinced that the legal system is flawed and that she is balancing the scales back towards true justice.
  • Milkman Conspiracy: She is the co-founder of the Amnesty Collective, a prison rights group that protests the death penalty and offers support to the imprisoned. It is through this that she makes contact with the convicts who are pleading their cases. The organization itself seems to be legit and does real work, but a handful of its members at least are involved in her Judge activities.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: The Judge hands down sentences that directly correspond to those received by their clients. If the client goes away for 12 years, the victim does the same. If the client is executed, then so is the victim.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Red only knows The Judge as an urban legend and the FBI have never even heard of her. It's not known if most prisoners believe in The Judge either, given that only a handful of cases are taken.
  • Sinister Minister: She is a "spiritual adviser" as part of her day job. When she attempts to execute Harold, she reads him his last rites.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Her prisoners refer to her as "mother."
  • Why Did You Make Me Hit You?: Blames her victims for her punishing them. If they had done their job properly, The Judge wouldn't be going after them in the first place.

    No. 64, The Cyprus Agency 

The Cyprus Agency & Owen Mallory (No. 64)

Played By: Campbell Scott

An evil "adoption agency" for the wealthy, kidnapping ideal women and knocking them up to produce the perfect child.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: While Mallory is stopped at the end, he still managed to obtain his goal—to spread his DNA across several different children in the country, "ensuring his legacy." Mallory himself makes clear being arrested means nothing to him because he already won.
  • Big Screwed-Up Family: Mallory is the father (via artificial insemination) of every single child, several dozen at least. The mothers are all abducted woman kept comatose for years, at least one of whom was murdered, likely more, and many of whom gave birth to more than one child—falling pregnant, giving birth and falling pregnant again, all while comatose. Hard to get more screwed up than that.
  • Con Artist: Michael Shaw has a record as one of these.
  • Consummate Liar: Mallory
  • Freudian Excuse: Owen Mallory aka Michael Shaw was a victim of the adoption system. Downplayed since he was a troubled child even before this, but he believes his foster parents rejected him for not being perfect, and the parents themselves admit they had marital problems at the time.
  • Hollywood Personality Disorders: Mallory had an "Attachment Disorder," the details of which are left ambiguous, but getting dozens of woman pregnant, repeatedly, mainly because he wants to leave a legacy, seems pretty attached.
  • Mad Doctor: The Galatea fertility clinic, where the woman are held, is run by these.
  • Mandatory Motherhood: One of the most evil and twisted examples ever.
  • Milkman Conspiracy: A seemingly benevolent- if somewhat elitist- adoption agency makes its money by breeding the perfect child and selling them on. Oh, and the boss cares less about the money than he does about fathering the children.
  • The Sociopath: While Mallory's exact disorder is left vague, he displays strong symptoms of sociopathy.

    No. 73, Madeline Pratt 

Madeline Pratt (No. 73)

Played by: Jennifer Ehle

A high-powered socialite, an accomplished thief and an old acquaintance of Red's. She bears a grudge against him for disappearing from a job they were supposed to pull together in Florence.
  • Anti-Villain: Unlike most names on the list, there is no indication that she has ever killed anyone. She sells a priceless statue to the Russian mob, but doesn't sell them the location of the suitcase nukes hidden inside said statue. Theft, double-crossing and reckless endangerment are all fair game, though.
  • Classy Cat-Burglar: Non-violent (mostly), hobknobs with the rich and powerful, and steals their most priceless and secretive valuables.
  • Con Artist: She prefers lying and duplicity to get what she's after.
  • Dating Catwoman: Anti-villainous example, since it's her and Red who are an item, and Red is an even bigger criminal than she is.
  • Karma Houdini: To date, the only blacklister not in custody or the morgue by the end of her episode(s). Red let her go, and she cheekily steals an expensive painting from him afterwards.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Beyond the obvious fact that she's a liar and a thief, she used Red and Liz as a distraction and planned on letting them take the fall to cover up her own theft, while pretending to be their ally.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: The Feds know of her, but think she is just a high-class socialite who dabbles in philanthropy.
  • Woman Scorned: Pratt hasn't forgiven Red for disappearing on her before the Florence job.

    No. 83, Mako Tanida 

Mako Tanida (No. 83)

Played by: Hoon Lee

Former Yakuza boss from Osaka who was nailed by Ressler during his futile hunt for Reddington. Now he's out, and looking for revenge on the agents who put him away. Prior to his escape, Tanida was incarcerated at the Abashiri Prison in Abashiri, Hokkaido.
  • Bald of Evil: Like Red, its more of a balding of evil.
  • Cardboard Prison: The Japanese government claims the prison he busted out of was inescapable. He proved them wrong.
  • Decapitation Presentation: On the receiving end of it, courtesy of Reddington.
  • Moral Myopia: He's ready to kill the loved ones of his victims despite being driven by revenge for the death of his brother. He even acknowledges that his first two victims were innocent of this, but killed them anyway.
  • Moral Sociopathy: He forces his first victim to kill himself because its the "honourable" thing to do. He threatens to slaughter the mans family if he doesn't do it, but says he will spare them if he does (and he does).
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Is this because his younger brother was killed after a joint National Police Agency - FBI task force arrested him.
  • Seppuku: Forces his first target into doing this.
  • Yakuza: Is one in Japan prior to his arrest.

    No. 84, Wujing 

Wujing (No. 84)

Played By: Chin Han

A master of espionage working as a black ops contractor for the Chinese Ministry of State Security. His job is to hunt down and eliminate foreign spies operating in Chinese territory and their local collaborators. Wujing is posted in America, operating a MSS spy ring through a covert post in a local radio station.

    No. 85, The Courier 

The Courier (No. 85)

Played By: Robert Knepper

Reddington: "The next target on the Blacklist is the physical embodiment of both. He's known as the Courier, and his involvement in a transaction virtually guarantees its success. Once he's hired to make a delivery, he can't be bribed, he can't be stopped. If either party attempts to double-cross the other, he kills them both. The perfect middleman for an imperfect world."

a.k.a. Tommy Phelps. The perfect middleman, he's a One-Man Army for hire. He's used by the bad guys and government alike operating in a black ops capacity to ensure that an operation is successful. Just don't get in his way or he'll go out of his way to hunt you down and make you pay.
  • Abusive Parents: His father would strike him and his brother, but since Tommy felt no pain, his father didn't feel like he had sufficient control over him. So he entered him into dogfights.
  • Ax-Crazy: His own brother thinks he snapped long ago.
  • Badass: He literally Feels No Pain, and he's armed to the teeth with automatic weapons. He has zeo qualms about engaging the FBI in a firefight, and he even manages to escape their custody.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He takes advantage of his Feel No Pain power to carry an escape kit inside his own skin.
  • Creepy Monotone: He says very little, but what little he says is in this.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His brother.
    • However, the brother warns the FBI that The Courier is so Ax-Crazy that if they try and use this trope against him, they will fail.
  • Feel No Pain: He has an actual condition that makes him unable to feel pain.
  • Freudian Excuse: He had an awful childhood and some amazingly Abusive Parents.
  • Implacable Man: Due his condition. However, this is subverted when his wounds catch up with him and he dies.
  • One-Man Army: Reddington mentions losing dozens of agents to this single man.
  • The Quiet One: He has about five lines in the entire episode.
  • Reality Ensues: After seeing so much badassery, when he's shot repeatedly, you expect him to just shrug it off. And he actually does for a while, but then his wounds overwhelm him and he finally succumbs.
  • Silent Snarker: He's The Quiet One, but he doesn't need to talk to snark at his captors.

     No. 88, Ivan 

Ivan (No. 88)

Played By: Mark Ivanir

A cyber-criminal with a grudge against Russia who once stole $5 million from an account owned by Reddington. He kills an NSA agent and steals from him the Skeleton Key, a device that lets him hack into any computer system including those controlling infrastructure, making capturing him a top priority. In fact he is innocent, and was framed by a 17-year-old high school hacker who was stalking the daughter of one of the designers of the Key.

  • The Cracker: A world-class computer hacker who can afford (and therefore has likely stolen or illegally obtained) $8 million payouts, can rob accounts in the Cayman Islands, and has crashed Russian markets, sold government secrets and disrupted Siberian pipelines.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Red makes a passing mention to Ivan having a brother, with the implication that they are sometime partners-in-crime.
  • Karma Houdini: Last seen on a plane with Reddington. It's likely Red was planning to hand him over to the Feds once he'd given them the Skeleton Key, but since he had nothing to do with that it's entirely likely that Red let him go.
  • Husky Russkie: Though given his hatred of Russia it's not clear if he is actually Russian (and has a problem with the current government), a separatist of some sort, or from one of Russia's neighbours (his actor is ethnic Russian-Ukrainian and Reddington meets him in Belarus).
  • It's Pronounced Tro-PAY : Red more or less admits that he doesn't know whether its pronounced "ee-Van" or "Eye-vin". Red mostly uses the latter.
  • Noodle Incident: The aforementioned theft of $5 million from Reddington. That Ivan doesn't appear to recognise Reddington at first crosses this over with But for Me, It Was Tuesday.
  • Not Me This Time: He admits to being behind several against of cyber-crime targeting Russia and other criminals, but he denies having anything to do with America and says another hacker has been posing as him.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He didn't attack the United States partly because he has no particular beef with them, partly because he has enough trouble dealing with the Russian authorites and he doesn't want to add American intelligence agencies to his enemies list.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He vanishes after his scene with Red on Red's private plane. Since he was innocent of the Crime of the Week, it's implied that Red and the FBI let him go for now.

    No. 101, The Alchemist 

The Alchemist (No. 101)

Played by: Ryan O'Nan

a.k.a. Eric Trettel. A disgraced scientist who now puts his skills to use by helping bad people disappear.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Ultimately averted. He has more concern for himself than his family, whom he is possessive of.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He can come across as semi-charming, but there's a definite level of slime beneath the veneer.
  • Jerkass: Cared more about getting his immunity than saving his daughter's life.
  • Mad Scientist: Except he's not exactly officially a scientist, because he cheated on his exams and falsified his credentials.
  • Magic Plastic Surgery: His entire M.O. The guy can change everything from teeth to DNA.
  • The Sociopath: Trettel has many of the hallmarks; superficial charm, manipulative, callous, lack of remorse or guilt...

    No. 106, The Good Samaritan 

The Good Samaritan (No. 106)

Played by: Frank Whaley

a.k.a. Karl Hoffman. Named "The Good Samaritan Killer" because he always calls 911 after finishing with his victims.
  • All Crimes Are Equal: From Domestic Abuser's to a mom whose kid was injured playing hockey. It's all the same to him.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Not directly to his victim, but it still counts.
  • Deadly Doctor: He's a nurse, but it's close enough.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Affable and almost friendly. Even while describing to a victim how he's going to collapse her lung and break her collarbone.
  • Freudian Excuse: His mother abused him as a child, which is why he targets abusers in return.
  • Laser-Guided Karma / Pay Evil unto Evil: His M.O. He finds abusive people and inflicts the wounds they inflicted on the innocent.
  • Left for Dead: He never kills any of his victims, but leaves them so badly injured that they will die without medical treatment. Their survival is dependent on whether or not an ambulance reaches them in time.
  • Motive Rant: A big one towards the end.
  • Serial Killer: Technically a serial torturer but at least one of his victims die.
    • Liz mentioned that she was present when another of his victims died. Also, a serial killer is defined by the FBI as having claimed at least three victims.

    No. 109, General Ludd 

General Ludd & Nathaniel Wolff (No. 109)

Played By: Justin Kirk (Nathaniel Wolff)

General Ludd is not an individual, but an organization devoted to bringing down the One-Percenters of the world. Sort of a cross between Anonymous, the Symbionese Liberation Army and the Unabomber. They are led by Nathaniel Wolff.
  • Bomb-Throwing Anarchists: A modern example. Their overall goal is anarchy, if only to bring down the capitalist oligarchies than political ethos.
  • Crazy-Prepared: How the group survived despite efforts by police and the FBI to apprehend their members.
  • The Chessmaster: Their (incredibly elaborate) plan very nearly succeeds, with them outwitting the FBI twice, only losing due to Reddington's intervention.
  • Fictional Counterpart: To Anonymous; the masks are different as they are actually the IP of Warner Bros. This may be zigzagged though; the General Ludd group is fairly small and could easily be hiding in plain sight among other activists.
  • Freudian Excuse: Not them as a whole, but their founder, Nathaniel Wolff; his father lost his job (and subsequently committed suicide) due to the actions of the big companies doing as they pleased.
  • Ludd Was Right: They take their name from the Trope Namer, but they're more anti-capitalism than anti-technology (indeed, they frequently employ hacking to achieve their ends). Reddington lampshades the irony in this.
  • Villain Has a Point: Ressler partially agrees with their message.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: They're willing to kill innocent people to save the world from Corrupt Corporate Executives.

     No's 119-122, The Pavlovich Brothers 

The Pavlovich Brothers (No's 119-122)

Played By: Goran Ivanovski (Pavlovich Brother #1), Stivi Paskoski (Pavlovich Brother #2), James Biberi (Pavlovich Brother #3) & uncredited (Pavlovich Brother #4)
A team of Serbian-speaking mercenaries who specializes in either kidnapping or rescuing their targets, ranging from political prisoners or civilians related to their targets. They have seen action in the Balkans in the Yugoslav People's Army, where they have experience in close protection duties.

     No. 135, Milton Bobbit 

Milton Bobbit (No. 135)

Played by: Damian Young
AKA "The Undertaker". A deformed manipulator who uses other people to carry out his killings.
  • Anti-Villain: Sees himself as one. Using terminal people to kill, in exchange for giving their families a massive windfall.
  • The Noseless: He disguises it with a prosthetic. When he doesn' is nasty to look at.
  • Odd Name Out: While most Red Baron dubbed Blacklisters have their nickname as the episode title, Milton is identified by his real name before his nickname of "The Undertaker" is mentioned.
  • Patient Zero: For an experimental diabetes drug. The effects of which resulted in his noseless state.

    No. 145, The Freelancer 

The Freelancer (No. 145)

Played By: Daniel Sauli

A very skilled assassin specialized in murdering people in undetectable ways, making them appear like natural accidents to the unsuspecting public.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: His modus operandi.
  • Master Poisoner: He usually commits mass murder disguised as large scale tragic accidents to conceal his crimes, but he has no problems using quieter methods like poison.
  • No Name Given: Only ever known as "The Freelancer." We never even find out his name in his episode, since the focus shifts to the real villain of the week.
  • Professional Killer: He's an assassin who covers up his hits in larger tragedies.
  • Psycho for Hire: He's a killer-for-hire of the worst sort, one who is more than willing to kill hundreds of innocent people just to get to one person.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else: Uses this to his advantage to infiltrate places unnoticed.
  • Unwitting Pawn: He was used as a mere distraction by Reddington.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Doesn't care that children are sometimes caught in his engineered accidents.

    No 152, Gina Zanetakos 

Gina Zanetakos (No. 152)

Played By: Margarita Levieva

Red: "Gina Zanetakos is a corporate terrorist. And frankly, she's the best of the bunch. "

A corporate terrorist for hire, specializing in corporate espionage. She was hired by an unknown corporation to conduct a terror attack in the southern United States.
  • Action Girl: Pretty much so far in the first season among the Blacklist names.
  • Badass: She's able to defeat Ressler in an elevator car while trying to escape a FBI dragnet, which is quite a remarkable feat.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Her usual MO to avoid detection by law enforcement.
  • Femme Fatale / Mata Hari: How she operates.
  • Only in It for the Money: The only reason why she'll agree to do corporate terrorism and espionage. See also Private Military Contractor also.
  • Private Military Contractor: Her background as a corporate terrorist.
  • The Stoic: Doesn't show much of a emotional range.
  • Unholy Matrimony: According to Reddington, she was in a relationship with Tom Keen (or whoever he allegedly is), and the two were partners-in-crime. She claims to have never seen him before, which is good enough for Liz...for now.

    No. 161, The Stewmaker 

The Stewmaker (No. 161)

Played By: Tom Noonan

Red: "See, Lizzie, now I'm interested. The Stewmaker's in town. You're gonna need a plumber."

a.k.a. Stanley R. Kornish. An untraceable one-man-clean-up-crew for any criminal with the money to afford. He's used by criminals, terrorists, dictators and other nefarious elements to get rid of any unwanted bodies and evidence that would implicate them directly.
  • Affably Evil: He really doesn't seem to be that bad, and considers his actions to be just part of the job.
  • Anti-Villain: For the most part he's a genial and kindly old man who is only involved in murders after the fact. As shown with Liz though, he's not unwilling to torture or kill if it is requested.
  • Badass Bookworm: A brilliant chemist, but also very much able to fight on his own.
  • Body Horror: His body is covered with chemical scars.
  • Cleanup Crew: A one-man variation.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Not his usual MO, but he was told to make Liz suffer. So he does.
  • Creepy Monotone: He always talks like this.
  • Depraved Dentist: He used to be one.
  • Evil Old Folks: He seems to be in his late fifties or early sixties (assuming he's the same age as his actor). He's been active for decades.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: He gets naked for his job.
  • Obliviously Evil: Variation. He has no idea he has such an infamous reputation amongst the criminal underworld and doesn't even know people call him "The Stewmaker". He knows he's committing crimes and he is prepared to use violence if necessary, but he comes across as amoral, more concerned with the art of what he does and blind to the ethics.
  • Pet the Dog: Quite literally, as he told his dog to "go and play" while he's about to dissolve a body.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Killed with his own "stew."
  • Malevolent Masked Man: When deploying his gas mask.
  • Morality Pet: His dog and his family.
  • Punch Clock Villain: The overall vibe he gives.

    Ranko Zamani 

Ranko Zamani

"I am giving their plague back to them."
Played by: Jaime Jackson

An ex-Serbian military officer-turned-terrorist, with some very big plans for New York. He previously saw action in the Bosnian Wars when he served with the former Yugoslav People's Army in the 1990s.
  • Fake Nationality: A Serbian terrorist played by an Australian actor.
  • Revenge by Proxy: Why part of his plan involves kidnapping a General's daughter.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: His family's death triggered his actions.
  • Secretly Dying: The reason for his entire scheme.
  • Starter Villain: Basically in-universe. Reddington even comments he's just a small fish compared to what he has in store.
  • Suicide by Cop: He chooses to be killed since he's dying anyway, and presumably to prevent the FBI from torturing the whereabouts of his bomb out of him.
  • Western Terrorists: Leads a number of terror attacks worldwide after the end of the Bosnian Wars.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He wants to get revenge for the death of his family by killing a lot of American children.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Is dying of a terminal illness, which is why he's launching his attack.


Floriana Campos

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Played by: Isabella Rossellini

The leader of the Everhardt Cartel who masquerades as a human rights activist.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: A particularly bitchy example indeed, since she is a human rights activist by day and a slave trader by night.
  • Broken Pedestal: For Liz, who wrote her thesis on her.
  • Manipulative Bitch: By using her charity as a front, she's able to wipe out her criminal competition by directing law enforcement where to go.
  • Mole in Charge: Her charity leads the fight against the Everhardt Cartel, which is the perfect cover for the leader of the Everhardt Cartel.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Reddington kills her.
  • Til Murder Do Us Part: She murdered her own husband because he was trying to crack down on the Everhardt Cartel, not knowing he'd married its boss. This is one the things that Red finds particularly disgusting about her.
  • Would Hurt a Child: She's in the business of child sex trafficking.
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