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* KickTheDog: In Season 2 onwards, she gets more and more of these.
** Telling Kenny bluntly to leave it when he reminds her of Bill and warns her not to take the job.
** Leaving Hugo behind after he gets shot, as he begs her not to, to find Villanelle instead.


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* AnythingThatMoves: He constantly makes crude sexual jokes, and he has sex with [[spoiler:Eve]].
* DisneyDeath: At the end of Season 3, [[spoiler:he seems to be shot by Villanelle's people, and begs Eve to stay with him when she finds him. She ignores him and that's...the last we see of him in that season.]]


* AbusiveParents: Played with. She doesn't actually hurt Kenny [[spoiler:yet]] but she says that she doesn't love him that much (to Konstanin's horror). She is shown to be emotionally distant and emotionally negligent and keeps Kenny on a tight leash that despite his gift for hacking which makes him employable, he is dependent on her emotionally and financially which makes him answer to her beck and call and doesn’t allow him to subvert her even if he objects to her actions. He is also admits to be frightened of her.

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* AbusiveParents: Played with. She doesn't actually hurt Kenny [[spoiler:yet]] but she says that she doesn't love him that much (to Konstanin's horror). She is shown to be emotionally distant and distant, emotionally negligent and keeps Kenny on a tight leash is domineering towards him that despite his gift for hacking which makes him employable, he is dependent on her emotionally and financially which makes him answer to her beck and call and doesn’t allow him to subvert her even if he objects to her actions. He is also admits to be frightened of her.


* AbusiveParents: Played with. She doesn't actually hurt Kenny [[spoiler:yet]] but she says that she doesn't love him that much (to Konstanin's horror). She is shown to be emotionally distant and emotionally negligent and keeps Kenny on a tight leash that despite his gift for hacking which makes him employable, he is dependent on her emotionally and financially which makes him answer to her beck and call and doesn’t allow him to subvert her even if he objects to her actions and is shown to be frightened of her.

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* AbusiveParents: Played with. She doesn't actually hurt Kenny [[spoiler:yet]] but she says that she doesn't love him that much (to Konstanin's horror). She is shown to be emotionally distant and emotionally negligent and keeps Kenny on a tight leash that despite his gift for hacking which makes him employable, he is dependent on her emotionally and financially which makes him answer to her beck and call and doesn’t allow him to subvert her even if he objects to her actions and actions. He is shown also admits to be frightened of her.


* AbusiveParents: Played with. She doesn't actually hurt Kenny [[spoiler:yet]] but she says that she doesn't love him that much (to Konstanin's horror).

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* AbusiveParents: Played with. She doesn't actually hurt Kenny [[spoiler:yet]] but she says that she doesn't love him that much (to Konstanin's horror). She is shown to be emotionally distant and emotionally negligent and keeps Kenny on a tight leash that despite his gift for hacking which makes him employable, he is dependent on her emotionally and financially which makes him answer to her beck and call and doesn’t allow him to subvert her even if he objects to her actions and is shown to be frightened of her.


* ActorAllusion: Eve's introductory scene, where she is seen having night terrors and screaming in her sleep, which may be a possible reference to [[Series/GreysAnatomy Christina Yang]], another of Sandra Oh's characters.


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* BookDumb: Played with in Season 2. Villanelle is an extremely talented and resourceful assassin, but her cover gets blown quickly with Aaron Peele because she can't be bothered to read the book Eve gave her.


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* FamilyMan: He was one before, and his family goes into protection in Season 2 which devastates him.


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* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: Killing him off at the end of Season 1. They don't.
* NotQuiteDead: Villanelle shoots him in the heart at the end of Season 1. And he survives with apparently no physical effects.


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* PapaWolf: He's very protective of his daughter, [[AintTooProudToBeg begs Villanelle with dignity not to kill them]], and is only determined to be reunited with them in Season 2.


* {{Foil}}: To Villanelle
** While Villanelle is a theatrical, attention-seeker when it comes to her kills, the Ghost is subtle and does not draw attention to her kills. Where Villanelle makes some of her kills explicitly look like murder, the Ghost does the best to make her own look innocuous.

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Villanelle. While Villanelle is a theatrical, attention-seeker when it comes to her kills, the Ghost is subtle and does not draw attention to her kills. Where Villanelle makes some of her kills explicitly look like murder, the Ghost does the best to make her own look innocuous.


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** Also to Eve. Both are disrespected Asian women who are frequently dismissed at their jobs and talented at discretion, but the Ghost kills for money and Eve catches killers.


* BeneathSuspicion: How she manages to kill people with high security, posing as a cleaner and other menial workers.



* DragonLady: An Asian woman who is very serious, sharp, and mostly silent.

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* DragonLady: An Asian woman who is very serious, viciously sharp, and mostly silent.


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* PunchClockVillain: She kills people for Aaron Peele, but unlike Villanelle, she gets no pleasure out of killing and is only InItForTheMoney.


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* WeHardlyKnewYe: We lear that [[spoiler:she has children and she was a nurse]]...and that's about it before [[spoiler:she's captured]].


* IfItsYouItsOkay: If she is indeed into Villanelle. Apparently, she never considered herself as being into women at all before meeting her.

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* IfItsYouItsOkay: If she is indeed into Villanelle. Apparently, she never considered herself as being into women at all before meeting her, but she admits that she is attracted to her.



* ImprobableWeaponUser: She uses a toilet brush to try and defend herself from Villanelle. Suffice to say Villanelle was a little nonplussed as to why.
** Also with Aaron Peele's letter opener in the Season 2 finale.

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* InLoveWithYourCarnage: With Villanelle's, although not as overly as Aaron Peele: she describes a lot of Villanelle's murders as beautiful and intelligent, which Villanelle ''loves''.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: She uses a toilet brush to try and defend herself from Villanelle. Suffice to say Villanelle was a little nonplussed as to why.
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why, and with Aaron Peele's letter opener in the Season 2 finale.



* NotSoDifferent: Villanelle lampshades this but whether it's fully true remains to be seen.

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* NotSoDifferent: Villanelle lampshades this but whether it's fully true remains to be fully seen.



* CardCarryingVillain: Invoked. Although she does pretend to be moral and innocent in normal life, her tendency to be this is one of her biggest flaws. She likes to kill ostentatiously and elaborately, which draws attention when it shouldn't. Konstantin calls her out for this multiple times.

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* CardCarryingVillain: Invoked. Although she does pretend to be moral and innocent in normal life, her tendency to be this is one of her biggest flaws. She likes to kill ostentatiously and elaborately, which draws attention when it shouldn't. Konstantin calls her out for this multiple times.



* HumbleGoal:
-->'''Eve:''' What do you want? ''Honestly''--don't be a dick.
-->'''Villanelle:''' Normal stuff. Nice life. Cool flat. Fun job. Someone to watch movies with.



* HumbleGoal:
-->'''Eve:''' What do you want? ''Honestly''--don't be a dick.
-->'''Villanelle:''' Normal stuff. Nice life. Cool flat. Fun job. Someone to watch movies with.



* ThePowerOfActing: In addition to being fluent in multiple languages, Villanelle can do a perfect accent (English, Scottish, American, French, Italian) and it helps her to get close to her many victims.



* AbusiveParents: Played with. She doesn't actually hurt Kenny [[spoiler:yet]] but she says that she doesn't love him that much (to Konstanin's horror).



* TheCracker: As a character Kenny falls between this and PlayfulHacker. He's lighter, nicer, and more moral than the average [[TheCracker evil hacker]], but his mission with MI6 means that he's also on too many serious missions to qualify fully as a PlayfulHacker.



* MoralityPet: Seems to be one to Eve, although it doesn't really work, especially in Season 2.

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* MoralityPet: Seems to keep trying to be one to Eve, although it doesn't really work, especially in Season 2.



* NonActionGuy: He has no interest in physically defending himself, even when Villanelle appears to threaten him both in Oxford and at home.



* PlotArmor: Unusually, recognised in-universe by Villanelle. She'd like nothing more than to kill him, like she did with Max, her teacher's husband, but she knows Eve would never forgive her so she [[spoiler:kills Gemma instead]].



* RuleOfEmpathy: Played with. Niko is not ''that'' popular due to being one of the main obstacles between Villanelle and Eve, but in universe, Villanelle recognises he has to survive because it would be a MoralEventHorizon for her in Eve's eyes.




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* PregnantBadass: She ''is'' pregnant, but her badassery is [[InformedAttribute alleged rather than seen]], especially as it occurs mostly a convenient excuse on Eve's part to keep her out of the field in Budapest.



* DisposableLoveInterest: To Nico, although whether he actually has feelings for her or is just using her as a LivingEmotionalCrutch after the breakdown of his marriage to Eve is a mystery.



* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide]]: At gunpoint. [[spoiler:Not that it worked out for Villanelle]].

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* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide]]: DrivenToSuicide: At gunpoint. [[spoiler:Not that it worked out for Villanelle]].



* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity]]: He says this more or less verbatim: [[spoiler: "To dignity in death!"]] Ultimately subverted, however, as Konstantin was merely pretending.
* TheFagin: He recruited and trained Villanelle, who was in prison as a younger teenager at the time.

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* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity]]: FaceDeathWithDignity: He says this more or less verbatim: [[spoiler: "To dignity in death!"]] Ultimately subverted, however, as Konstantin was merely pretending.
pretending. However, he nevertheless does seem totally willing ''to'' do so at any given moment, which is necessary in his profession.
* TheFagin: He recruited and trained Villanelle, who was in prison as a younger teenager at the time.



!!! '''Played By:''' Henry Loyd-Hughes

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!!! '''Played By:''' Henry Loyd-HughesLloyd-Hughes



* EvilIsPetty: Despite being a brilliant computer hacker, he screams at Villanelle for wearing the clothes he gave her "wrong" and...eating orange chocolates. He makes her spit it out.



* FourEyesZeroSoul: A sociopathic CEO who wears little glasses.

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* FourEyesZeroSoul: A sociopathic CEO who wears little glasses.glasses and has a very blank stare.


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* GreaterScopeVillain: He has a machine that manages to keep track of everyone.


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* ThePeepingTom: He records Villanelle at all times when she's in Budapest [[spoiler:which it turns out he did to several other women before her]].
* PsychopathicManChild: All over the place. He's a super villain who likes to play children's games with his younger sister and a SerialKiller who nevertheless flips out when Villanelle mixes up the clothes he gave her and ''wears it with a belt.
-->YOU'VE RUINED IT!


* ForgottenFallenFriend: [[spoiler:After his death in Season 1, Eve wants to avenge Bill but she more or less forgets about it in Season 2.]]

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* ForgottenFallenFriend: [[spoiler:After his death in Season 1, Eve wants to avenge Bill but she more or less forgets about it in Season 2.2, to the point that when Kenny brings it up as a reason he doesn't trust Villanelle, Eve effectively fires him on the spot.]]

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* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: Bill’s death]] is a sensitive topic for Eve to the extent that she attempted to stab Villanelle during dinner when she treated it with levity, and threatening someone that she’ll throw them out the window if they made a mockery of his death by making a joke.


* FirstLove: She was Villanelle's, and became the [[ReplacementLoveInterest prototype]] for Villanelle's [[HasAType type]].

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* FirstLove: She was Villanelle's, and became the [[ReplacementLoveInterest [[ReplacementGoldfish prototype]] for Villanelle's [[HasAType type]].


* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Not for him, but deep down he knows there is something dark living inside Eve. He dislikes her flippant humour towards violence, her fascination with assassins, how impressed she is with them, her dark-humoured jokes and her idea of conversation topics don’t do it for him.


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Eve's new co-worker.


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[[folder:Jess]]
!! Jess
!!! '''Played by''': Nina Sosanaya

Eve's new boss, another recruit of Carolyn's.

* BrutalHonesty: Jess always says what she thinks.
* CunningLinguist: An InformedAttribute as we've never seen her use it (yet), but she speaks Arabic.

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* DiesWideOpen: [[spoiler:We don't actually know if she died like that, but her eyes are wide open when Niko finds her body.]]


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* NothingIsScarier: We don't see how [[spoiler:Villanelle kills her]], but we do see [[spoiler:her body afterwards, and it's pretty gruesome looking.]]


* MoralityChain: Tries to be this to Eve in Season 2, but [[KickTheDog she coldly and insensitively tells him to leave it]].



* SecretlyRelated: To Carolyn, his mother.


* EvilCounterpart: Amazingly, to ''Konstanin'' (and also a DistaffCounterpart). Both Konstanin and Carolyn are ruthless killers (when they need to be), ex-lovers, and secret agents. But Konstanin adores his wife and daughters and even ''Villanelle''. Carolyn says that she was always careful not to love Kenny too much, to Konstanin's visible shock.



* ForgottenFallenFriend: [[spoiler:After his death in Season 1, Eve wants to avenge Frank but she more or less forgets about it in Season 2.]]

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* ForgottenFallenFriend: [[spoiler:After his death in Season 1, Eve wants to avenge Frank Bill but she more or less forgets about it in Season 2.]]


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* DepravedBisexual: An assassin that was in a relationship with Villanelle and is now in a relationship with Diego.

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