Characters / XIII

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    Main Protagonists 


  • Chick Magnet: He never tries to seduce girls, they just come to him.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: He was recruited to impersonate Steve Rowland as part of Carrington's plan to find out who ordered the assassination of William Sheridan, before his amnesia.
  • 13 Is Unlucky: Lampshaded by a tramp he meets in a train at the end of "The Day of The Black Sun". Averted most of the time actually.
  • Training from Hell: Has followed several in his life. The most horrible of these has to be the S.P.A.D.S. training, which often results in the death of the weakest soldiers.


  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted: as she gets a wound to the abdomen that leaves a massive scar. The doctor says it'lll eventually go away, but she's now likely to be unable to bear children.

From XIII Mystery:

General Benjamin Carrington

Colonel Samuel Amos

Sean Mullway

Betty Barnowksy

  • Good Girls Avoid Abortion: Averted. She had two abortions. Her comicbook reveals she had been pregnant with XIII and decided to keep him but then had a miscariage.

Marquis Armand de Préseau

  • Self-Made Man: Became the wealthiest banana plantation owner of Costa Verde by sheer force of will, starting with only a shack and the help of Romeo, a young Indian.

    The Conspiracy of the XX 

Calvin Wax (II)

William S. Standwell (III)

  • Eye Scream: Carrington burnt his eye with a cigar.

Colonel Seymour D. Mac Call (XI)

Steve Rowland (XIII)

Kim Rowland (née Carrington) (XVII)

    Other Major Antagonists 

The Mongoose

  • He Knows Too Much: Wally Sheridan kills him in "The Trial" when he's about to reveal crucial informations about him and the Conspiracy of the XX.

From XIII Mystery:

Irina Svetlanova

  • Battleaxe Nurse: Her disguise the first time she confronts XIII.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: She becomes the chief of her own SPECTRE-like organisation of hitmen and professional assassins, Executor, after the death of the Mongoose.
  • Eye Scream: She lost an eye during her first encounter with XIII.

Frank Giordino

Felicity Rowland (née Brown)

Dwight Rigby

    Other Characters 

William Sheridan

Wally Sheridan

  • Big Bad: Number I of the Conspiracy.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He asks XIII why he saved "that worthless black woman" instead of Kim who know much about the conspiracy. XIII replies that an asshole like him can't understand.
  • The Idealist: Seems to share his brother's political ideas. It's all a lie.

Maria Isabel De Los Santos

  • Love Interest: She was XIII's love interest when he helped the revolutionarists of Costa Verde

Padre Jacinto (aka "El Loco")

Jessica Martin

  • Heel–Face Turn: Twice. One to Frank Giordino and another to Irina Svatlanova.

General James Elroy Wittaker

Jonathan Mac Lane

Zeke Hattaway

Judith Warner

  • Broken Bird: She has been raped at the age of 14. She got better though.