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Richard B. Riddick
Played By: Vin Diesel
"They say most of your brain shuts down in cryo-sleep. All but the primitive side, the animal side. No wonder I'm still awake."The protagonist of the series. He is shown to be a highly skilled predator, extremely mobile and stealthy, has a vast knowledge of how to kill almost any humanoid in a variety of ways, is an extreme survivalist, and is notoriously hard to contain. He is also self-admittedly a dangerous convict and murderer, yet despite this, he is sometimes shown to perform moral or even atypically heroic actions, usually against his own better judgment and survivalist nature. Riddick is a Furyan, a member of a warrior race obliterated by a military campaign that left Furya desolate, and is one of the last of his kind. One of his most defining features are his eyes, a characteristic inherent in a certain caste of his species (The Alpha-Furyans), although he implies in Pitch Black that they were "shined" by a back-alley surgical operation. This allows him to see in the dark with no difficulty at all, but also renders his eyes incredibly sensitive to concentrated light, therefore he wears tinted welding goggles for protection. Riddick was once a mercenary, then part of a security force, and later on a soldier. He is also an experienced pilot.
Played By: Radha Mitchell
"I said I'd die for them, not you!"A docking pilot for the Hunter-Gratzner and usually transports civilians and cargo with her crew for a charge, in a form of space transportation. She had an unmoral and unethical moment with dropping the passenger section to save herself, indicating she is not a trustful person.
Played By: Simon BurkeA co-pilot of Fry's, who tried to stop Fry from dumping the passengers to certain death.
Kyra AKA Jack B. Badd
Played By: Rhiana Griffith & Alexa DavalosA young girl who was travelling on a distant planet for unknown reasons, and she was posing as a boy named Jack to avoid any suspicion.
Abu "Imam" al-Walid
Played By: Keith David
"There is my God, Mr Riddick."A Muslim preacher who was travelling to New Mecca for the annual preaching, and was stranded with others when the ship crashed. He is travelling with three young boys.
Paris P Ogilvie
Played By: Lewis Fitzgerald
"Amazing how you can do without the essentials of life, so long as you have the little luxuries."An intergalactic arts dealer selling weaponry and arts from Earth and other planets. He also provided the others with alcohol.
Sharon ‘Shazza’ Montgomery
Played By: Claudia BlackA free settler who was travelling across the universe looking for a place to settle.
John ‘Zeke’ Ezekiel
Played By: John MooreA free settler along with Shazza and looking for a home.
William J Johns
Played By: Cole Hauser
"Verdict’s in: the light moves forward!"A morphine-addicted bounty hunter and war veteran who is transporting Riddick to high-security prison to collect a large bounty on him. When the ship crashed, he presented himself as an intergalactic police officer and spread the story about Riddick being a serial killer so he could capture him for himself. He is also very immoral person, killing many people and other bounty hunters to capture him.
Played By: Nick Chinlund
"Y’know, you supposed to be some slick-shit killer. Now look at you... all back-of-the-bus and shit."A mercenary who wanted to catch Riddick after a short encounter with him on the mercenary ship in Dark Fury. Nothing is really known about his past. His personality is humorous, yet obsessive and cold-hearted.
Played By: Christina Cox
"Let's go, big boy."A mercenary hired by Toombs to help him hunt down and capture Richard B. Riddick.
Played By: Jordi MollàAn arrogant captain of a eight-man mercenary crew
Played By: BatistaA merc, Captain Santana's best friend and second in command, tasked with hunting for Riddick.
Played By: Conrad PlaA mercenary working under Santana, when they answered the distress call from Mercenary Station P7.
Played By: Nolan Gerard FunkA mercenary who was part of Santana's team whom Santana considered his 'good luck charm'.
Boss Johns' Crew
Colonel R. 'Boss' Johns
Played By: Matt NableA bounty hunter and the father of William J. Johns, and for the last 10 years has been searching for Riddick in hopes of unearthing answers about the death of his son on a planet in the M-344/G System. He arrives to the sun scorched planet where Riddick has activated a beacon to find him.
Played By: Katee SackhoffA Nordic bounty hunter of German descent. She's second in command of Boss Johns Mercs and is the primary sniper of the group.
Played By: Bokeem WoodbineA mercenary working for Boss Johns. Moss was the tech guy of the group.
Played By: Raoul TrujilloA mercenary working for Boss Johns
Lord Marshal Zhylaw
Played By: Colm Feore
"All those poets, on all those worlds; the ones who spoke of battle being such an unsightly thing? They never stood here."The leader of the Necromongers. Before Riddick's birth, Zhylaw consulted an Elemental seer, who told him that a Furyan male would be born that would kill him in the future. In retaliation, Zhylaw attacked Furya in an attempt to massacre all male children, going so far as to personally strangle newborn infants with their own umbilical cords. He strangled Riddick with his umbilical cord and believed him dead but Riddick actually survived. At some point, he traveled to the Underverse and afterwards returned not completely human.
Lord Siberius Vaako
Played By: Karl UrbanA Necromonger Commander, serving as Zhylaw's right hand man. Though sent to kill Riddick, confused of his leader's sudden fear, Vaako uses it as an excuse to get close enough to assassinate Zhylaw to become Lord Marshall.
Played By: Thandie Newton
"Never fails to inspire, does it? Each time a dynasty falls."Wife of the Necromonger Empire commander Lord Vaako. Dame Vaako is consumed by, even defined by, overweening ambition. She is not a comfortable wife, constantly pushing Vaako to higher office, even hinting at murder to advance his career.
Played By: Linus Roache
"We all began as something else."
Played By: Mark Gibbon
Played By: Andreas ApergisA commander in Necromonger Empire.
Played By: Judi Dench
"In normal times, evil would be fought with good. But in times like these, well, it should be fought by another kind of evil."A member of a race known as Elementals, whose religion is based around the Balance of the universe. They actively seek to keep this balance, and their ability to use numbers and equations to calculate odds is so accurate that to others it closely resembles foretelling and prophecy.
Played By: Yorick van Wageningen
"There are inmates and there are convicts. A convict has a certain code. And he knows to show a certain respect. An inmate, on the other hand, pulls the pin on his fellow man. Does the guards' work for them... brings shame... to the game. So, which are you gonna be?"