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-> '''Played by:''' Creator/SharonStone



-> '''Played by:''' John Case



-> '''Played by:''' Gerald [=McRaney=]



* RetiredBadAss: Used to be an Agent X operator in his younger days.

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* RetiredBadAss: RetiredBadass: Used to be an Agent X operator in his younger days.






-> '''Played by:''' John Shea



-> '''Played by:''' Creator/JamesEarlJones






-> '''Played by:''' Creator/JameySheridan





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-> '''Played by:''' Andrew Howard


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-> '''Played by:''' Olga Fonda


* GoodIsNotNice: He has interfered in John Case's life directly and indirectly, in the name of keeping his "Agent X" focusing on his Section 5 duties.



* GoodIsNotNice: He has interfered in John Case's life directly and indirectly, in the name of keeping his "Agent X" focusing on his Section 5 duties.



* GoodIsNotNice: Eckhart tolerated the death of the Russian president near the end of the 1st season. [[spoiler:Season 2 plans would have him go forward to a faction of Agent Xs to ensure control over the US.]]
* HeKnowsTooMuch: The conspiracy and Nikolas Volker suborned a Secret Service Agent to attempt to kill him in "Long Walk Home", in part because he and his Vice-President are aware of moves to subvert the Constitution.



* HeKnowsTooMuch: The conspiracy and Nikolas Volker suborned a Secret Service Agent to attempt to kill him in "Long Walk Home", in part because he and his Vice-President are aware of moves to subvert the Constitution.




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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Maccabbee consults him from time to time when she was in doubt over S5's actions.


* BadassGrandpa[=/=]RetiredBadAss: Used to be an Agent X operator in his younger days.

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* BadassGrandpa[=/=]RetiredBadAss: RetiredBadAss: Used to be an Agent X operator in his younger days.


* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler:Once he finds out that Raymond Marks is actually Nicholas Volker.]]




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The steward in charge of the Number One Observatory Circle, he's also the acting head of Section 5 whenever the Vice President is not around.



* FaceHeelTurn: According to Eckhart, he "went rogue" and survived an assassination attempt to become a major figure in the realm of international organized crime.

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* FaceHeelTurn: According [[spoiler:According to Eckhart, he "went rogue" and survived an assassination attempt to become a major figure in the realm of international organized crime.]]




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** [[spoiler:He also wants to help Case avoid making the same mistakes he made.]]



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The current vice president, who made history as the first female vice president in American political history. She's covertly in charge of Section 5, a black ops unit under her office to conduct operations from underneath the public eye.

* ActionPolitician: During the hostage crisis in Paris, she secures a cockscrew in the theater lounge and uses it to stab a terrorist in the chest.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: She's based on the possibility that someday a woman could be in the White House as a vice president given the upcoming American presidential elections.
* NoPartyGiven: The show doesn't indicate if she's a Democrat or a Republican. [[InspiredBy Given that she was created based on Hillary Clinton,]] it's possible that she's a Democrat.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Vice-President Maccabee believes her husband, not long before his death, was cheating on her again. [[spoiler:In fact, he was meeting with a woman who may be part of the "Shadow Government" cabal.]]




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An ex-Green beret and black ops operator who had been held captive in Iran, he was recruited into the program after he was rescued by Raymond and Malcolm from a VEVAK prison.

* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: Used to be with the Green Berets prior to his recruitment to the program.
* GenerationXerox: With some irony in it. [[spoiler:His supposedly deceased father used to be one back in the Cold War, but has decided to stay hidden in order to protect his family.]]
* {{Omniglot}}: Can speak English, Farsi, French, Russian and Spanish. Justified since as a special forces/black ops operator, one must be able to communicate in a variety of languages.
* WeaponOfChoice: Used a Smith & Wesson Sigma when he first joined the program before he moved to a Walther P99. He later settles with the HK P30.




* BadassGrandpa[=/=]RetiredBadAss: Used to be an Agent X operator in his younger days.




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* WeaponOfChoice: Uses a SIG-Sauer [=P229R=], sometimes outfitted with a suppressor. He also uses a M14 EBR.



* HeKnowsTooMuch: The conpsiracy and Nikolas Volker suborned a Secret Service Agent to attempt to kill him in "Long Walk Home", in part because he and his Vice-President are aware of moves to subvert the Constitution.

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The current president of the United States and the previous vice president before Maccabbee was elected.

* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Allows Maccabbee to act on her findings with S5 once she was able to bring in convincing proof of conspirators in the government against him.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: The conpsiracy conspiracy and Nikolas Volker suborned a Secret Service Agent to attempt to kill him in "Long Walk Home", in part because he and his Vice-President are aware of moves to subvert the Constitution.
* NoPartyGiven: The show doesn't indicate if he's a Democrat or a Republican. [[InspiredBy Given that Maccabbee was created based on Hillary Clinton,]] it's possible that he's a Democrat.




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The current Chief Justice, he's responsible for ensuring the legality of S5's actions under the US constitution.

* {{Older and Wiser}}: Helps Maccabbee to ensure her of her position as S5 head when he tells her that the organization is technically legal under the US constitution.



The current director of the FBI.



!!Nicolas Volker

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!!Nicolas Volker!!Nicholas Volker [[spoiler:aka Raymond Marks]]
A world-class criminal on various law enforcement wanted lists. [[TheGhost No one knows how he looks like.]] [[spoiler:He was formerly an Agent X operator by the name of Raymond Marks.]]

* BigBad: The one responsible for orchestrating most of the show's events. [[spoiler:He turns out to be John's predecessor as Agent X, Raymond Marks.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: During the hostage crisis in Paris, Volker taunts the Russian Prime Minister by reminding him of his hatred of Russian intervention in Eastern Ukraine.




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* MeaningfulName: Volker is Teutonic, which means "People's Defender". He himself explains the significance of his surname to Case.
* RogueAgent: [[spoiler: Went rogue after he was "forced" to place a suspect under WITSEC custody. He didn't take it too well.]]
* TheGhost: Law enforcement and intelligence agencies were not able to properly ID him. [[spoiler:That is, until he revealed himself to Case in Mexico.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Volker doesn't consider himself a criminal or terrorist but rather a folk hero. Thus his alias "Volker" meaning "Of the people". [[spoiler:As a former Agent X, he describes himself as now acting as "Agent X for the world."]]


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Once a rising ballerina in the USSR, she went underground and became one of Volker's mistresses before going into hiding.

* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Olga shows up in Paris just in time to help Case fight off Volker's men.]]
* DarkActionGirl: Shows her skills when she fights Case in "Pilot".


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* {{Omniglot}}: Olga can speak English, French and Russia.


* KilledOffForReal: The conpsiracy and Nikolas Volker suborned a Secret Service Agent to kill him in "Long Walk Home" (confirmed as such in "Angels and Demons").

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* KilledOffForReal: HeKnowsTooMuch: The conpsiracy and Nikolas Volker suborned a Secret Service Agent to attempt to kill him in "Long Walk Home" (confirmed as such Home", in "Angels part because he and Demons").
his Vice-President are aware of moves to subvert the Constitution.



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* KilledOffForReal: The conpsiracy and Nikolas Volker suborned a Secret Service Agent to kill him in "Long Walk Home" (confirmed as such in "Angels and Demons").


* ProperlyParanoid: He's savvy enough to realize that some agency is acting outside the FBI's, or CIA's, purview, and is concerned that this could mean an undermining of the FBI's jurisdiction, as an organization or agency acting without effective oversight could endanger the government. [[WrongGenreSavvy He's not wrong.]]

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* ProperlyParanoid: He's savvy enough to realize that some agency is acting outside the FBI's, or CIA's, purview, and is concerned that this could mean an undermining of the FBI's jurisdiction, as an organization or agency acting without effective oversight could endanger the government. [[WrongGenreSavvy He's not wrong.wrong, but he's not looking where he should.]]


!!President Thomas Eckert

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!!President Thomas Eckert
Eckhart




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* ProperlyParanoid: He's savvy enough to realize that some agency is acting outside the FBI's, or CIA's, purview, and is concerned that this could mean an undermining of the FBI's jurisdiction, as an organization or agency acting without effective oversight could endanger the government. [[WrongGenreSavvy He's not wrong.]]



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* FaceHeelTurn: According to Eckhart, he "went rogue" and survived an assassination attempt to become a major figure in the realm of international organized crime.



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* HeelFaceTurn: She joins John Case's side after Volker decides she has [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness become a liability]].



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* GoodIsNotNice: He has interfered in John Case's life directly and indirectly, in the name of keeping his "Agent X" focusing on his Section 5 duties.

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[[folder:Section 5]]

!!Vice President Natalie Maccabee

!!Agent John Case aka "Agent X"

!!Chief Steward Malcolm Millar

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[[folder:American Government]]

!!President Thomas Eckert

!!Chief Justice Caleb Thorne

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[[folder:Federal Bureau of Investigation]]

!!Director Stanton

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[[folder:Antagonists]]

!!Nicolas Volker

!!Olga Petrovka

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