For characters from the original, see V.
V (2009) Series Characters:
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Fifth Column/The Resistance
- Accomplice by Inaction: Her son continously accuses her of everything wrong, because SHE HAS TO BE PERFECT AND FIX EVERYTHING. Period. Untill she succeeds, he'll be judgemental and break her mind with sneering comments.
- Anti-Hero: Becomes this after Her ex husband dies and Tyler leaves her for the Space Pilot Program.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: She may have killed most of Anna's eggs, but all this did was make Anna go berserk and proceed with the main plans for humanity way ahead of schedule (Marcus says as much), meaning that the entire plan to stop the Fifth Column from being wiped out and Joshua's sacrifice may have been completely for naught.
- Not So Different: In the season 2 finale "Mother's Day", she's afraid she's becoming as cold as Anna.
- Mook-Face Turn: He's a V-turned traitor. He was once simply a sleeper agent no different than any of the countless others, but John May got through to him. While Ryan (apparently) killed John May himself, he made sure to spare his adopted family and later took his words to heart.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: At the start of Season 2. He apparently has no memories of being a Fifth Columnist. Later in said season, he FINALLY gets his memory back and helps Lisa.
Dr. Leah Pearlman
- Abusive Parents: Depending on her relation to the V race in general, this might tie in with Bad Boss. Otherwise, her treatment of Lisa in "Hearts & Minds" definitely counts.
- Bad Boss: You get a suicide pill if you're even suspected of being a traitor, skinned alive if she knows for sure.
- Mama Bear: In contrast to the above, when her eggs are destroyed by the Fifth Column, she gets extremely pissed and apparently poisons the entire damn planet.
- Ms. Fanservice: Subverted about halfway through the first season, because mating with her would lead to some...unpleasant side-effects.
- Not So Different: Despite despising and trying to eradicate human emotion/the soul, she is just as 'infected' as the rebel Vs. Two notable instances are the destruction of her eggs (and visiting the dying survivors later on, where she was fighting not to cry), and to a lesser extent her reaction to Marcus's shooting. It appears she actually does care about him.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She seems to honestly believe that everything she is doing is for the survival and protection of her species, and says as much to her people.
- Grand Theft Me: In a sense. An Evil Twin of herself has assumed her identity, and she is locked away and unable to do anything.
- Humanity Is Infectious: Diana began experiencing human emotion which was why her daughter, Anna, locked her away. She knows that Anna is now experiencing human emotion and tells Anna it'll only get worse.
- In the Back: Diana tells Anna, she did this to her by taking the throne from her.
- Mad Woman In The Attic: Anna put her mother in a secret part of the ship for fifteen years. She did this because Diana experienced human emotions which Anna arguably considers a sickness
- Man in the Iron Mask: Everyone believes Diana is dead, but what really happened is Anna imprisoned her mother and told everyone she was dead. Anna did this because it was not time for her to take the throne, but she felt it necessary because of Diana's experience of human emotion.
- Sealed Good in a Can: Until the season 2 finale.
- Too Dumb to Live: Diana leaped into this category in the season 2 finale by very publicly taking back the throne even AFTER learning that the plan to assassinate Anna failed. Diana knew full well that Anna would kill her; yet she took no precautions to prevent this
- Jerkass: Has recently stepped in to this category .
- The Quisling: As Erica puts it, he seems to think the V's are Gods.
- Love Makes You Dumb: And gets you killed.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: An inversion. Tyler learns that the man he thinks is his father isn't, though Erica swears up and down that the test was wrong and he is.
- Tagalong Kid: A rare case of the villains getting their own Tag Along Kid, but that's just because he's...
- Too Dumb to Live: While many are taken in by the V's, Tyler wins the award for being frankly the dumbest character in the entire series in that he finds nothing suspicious about the Visitors at all.
- Unwitting Pawn: But only mildly. At the very least, he is making an effort to get as much out of the relationship as Anna is. Still, Anna knows how to play him when she needs to. Now that Anna knows he's part of the Fifth Column, he might be expendable.