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* AmusingInjuries: Averted ''hard''. You know how superhero stories often show enemy mooks being casually blasted away by explosions - but skip the gruesome repercussions? The series shows the realistic aftermath of Clark being caught in an explosion when the other mutants rescue David: he's left hospitalized for months with third degree burns over 40% of his body, in agony and weak as a kitten, while his loved ones grieve over him. Moreover he doesn't just have a comic-book style recovery, but is left badly disfigured and partially crippled. He's not amused when he encounters David again.'

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* AmusingInjuries: Averted ''hard''.Averted. You know how superhero stories often show enemy mooks being casually blasted away by explosions - but skip the gruesome repercussions? The series shows the realistic aftermath of Clark being caught in an explosion when the other mutants rescue David: he's left hospitalized for months with third degree burns over 40% of his body, in agony and weak as a kitten, while his loved ones grieve over him. Moreover he doesn't just have a comic-book style recovery, but is left badly disfigured and partially crippled. He's not amused when he encounters David again.'


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-> '''Played by:''' Rachael Keller

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!! Lenore "Lenny" Busker

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

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!! Cary Loudermilk

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-> '''Played by:''' Jeremie Harris

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!! Kerry Loudermilk

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-> '''Played by:''' Amber Midthunder

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-> '''Played by:''' Katie Aselton

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!! Melanie Bird

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

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-> '''Played by:''' Quinton Bosclair (The Devil with Yellow Eyes), Creator/AubreyPlaza (Lenny form), Creator/KirbyMorrow (Benny form), Devyn Dalton ("Angry Boy" form), Navid Negahban (real form)

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-> '''Played by:''' ->'''Portrayed By:''' Navid Negahban, Quinton Bosclair (The Devil with Yellow Eyes), Creator/AubreyPlaza (Lenny form), Creator/KirbyMorrow (Benny form), Devyn Dalton ("Angry Boy" form), Navid Negahban (real form)



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Characters from the TV series ''{{Series/Legion|2017}}''.

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[[folder:David]]
!![[ComicBook/LegionMarvelComics David Haller]]
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-> '''Played by:''' Creator/DanStevens

A troubled man currently being treated for [[TheMentallyDisturbed schizophrenia]] at one of the many mental hospitals in his lifetime. When he meets the girl of his dreams, David learns he may not be schizophrenic at all -- but rather, a powerful [[Franchise/XMen mutant]].
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* AdaptationalNationality: His counterpart in the comics is British-Israeli, but he's American here. [[spoiler:Although his rational side of him is British.]]
* AlternateSelf: In chapter 14 multiple possible versions of David are seen:
** A mentally ill homeless man, who ends up sliced in two by Kerry with a katana after killing a gang who attacked him, then fighting off an armed response unit.
** A lonely office drone, who hallucinates singing mice and sniffs glue to stave off the boredom. He eventually becomes a sore covered addict.
** A David who is half lobotomised by pills to control his delusions, and cared for by Amy. After hallucinating the Demon with Yellow Eyes, David freaks out and kills out a squad of police in a panic, but not before one of them shoots him in the spine. He's last seen as an elderly man, almost catatonic and paralysed below the waist, with Amy still faithfully caring for him.
** An intern at a corporation who uses his powers to rise through the ranks (by reading competitors' thoughts) and eventually becomes the richest man on Earth. This David sees his powers as a gift from God, enjoys the torment he causes his employees, and casually tortures Amy with his powers. The last shot of him shows that David is at the very least influenced by the Shadow King, if not fully possessed.
** A David who has a happy and simple life with a wife and two children.
* AstralProjection: In episode 3 he projects himself and Syd to where [[spoiler: the Division is holding his sister]].
* BadassInDistress: He's captured by Division 3 in the first episode and the Summerland crew helps him escape. [[spoiler: Later on, he's also trapped in the astral plane or his own mind multiple times, relying on his allies to rescue him or at least show him a way out.]]
** And again in TheStinger of the first season, [[spoiler: in which he's abducted by a mysterious floating orb and can only scream for help while Syd watches.]]
* BlessedWithSuck: His mutant abilities are so powerful they cause mental instability.
* CrazyAwesome: Over the course of the series he's given the choice of embracing his powers or his (presumed) [[TheMentallyDisturbed insanity]] in the end [[TakeAThirdOption he embraces both.]]
* FakeMemories: David suffers from these. Some of the most important are the facts that: David believes he had a pet dog in his childhood named "King" (his sister later states they never had a dog); David thinks his female friend Lenny was the person who convinced him to use the vapor, as well as break into his doctor's office (other characters claim they saw a man named "Benny," although their reliability has not been confirmed); David at one point told Dr. Kissinger about the Devil with Yellow Eyes - David later insists it was simply a delusion or that [[LaserGuidedAmnesia he can't remember]]. It's implied that TDWYE is behind the false memories, and has been appearing to David in different forms since his childhood. [[spoiler: This turns out to be true.]]
* KubrickStare: He excels at this.
* TheManTheyCouldntHang: It's implied that David's suicide attempt is part of why he ends up in Clockworks. His psychiatrist mentions that although David was found with rope burns around his neck, no noose was found in David's apartment.
* TheMentallyDisturbed: David was diagnosed with [[{{Hallucinations}} schizophrenia]] as a child, and has been treated for it. He's only now beginning to learn that he was sane all along, and that all the weirdness that followed him is a result of his powers. [[spoiler: And then it turns out that he really ''was'' sick, but with a [[DemonicPossession mental parasite in the form of a "demon"]] rather than true mental illness. The Summerland crew's insistence that he isn't really sick only exacerbated his problems.]]
* MessyHair: Serves as shorthand for his unstable mental state.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: In Chapter 4, the Devil with Yellow Eyes shows David what looks like Syd in mortal danger, and tricks him into teleporting there to [[UnwantedRescue save her]]]].
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In Episode 5, after [[spoiler: he escapes from the Astral Plane with Lenny's help]], he arrives at Summerland showing more confidence and cockiness, with some dangerous KubrickStare and able to stand up more to everything, and is even more upfront with being with Syd, [[spoiler: even creating a room in the Astral Plane where they can touch and sleep together for the first time]]. Lampshaded by Melanie, which remarks that David looks, sounds and acts different, less "fragile". [[spoiler: These are all foreshadowing signs that David's mind is being co-piloted by Lenny/The Devil With Yellow Eyes]].
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: His biological parents gave him away for adoption. His adoptive father died before the series, but what happened to his adoptive mother is not known, as she is nowhere to be seen or even mentioned in the present.]]
* PhysicalGod: The head of Division 3 outright calls him one in Chapter 3, when describing his power potential.
-->'''Melanie:''' You were right about David, you know. He's a world-breaker. And if you had killed him before he figured that out, then all your soldiers and guns and--what was it? United World Front?--all that would impress me. But now? Not so much.
* RealityWarper: When he and Syd switch bodies in Chapter 1, she loses control of his powers, seals herself and the other patients at Clockworks inside their rooms, and ''removes the doorways''. Not just the doors, but ''completely walling them in''. [[spoiler: Poor Lenny gets {{Telefrag}}ged in the process.]]
* RogueProtagonist: In Episode 5, [[spoiler:TDWYE takes over and causes David to kill almost all of Division 3 in his quest to rescue Amy.]]
* SuperpowerLottery: The series has barely scratched the surface of what he's capable of, but it's clear he hit the jackpot so hard it even got him BlessedWithSuck. {{Telekinesis}}, {{Telepathy}}, {{Teleportation}}, mental TimeTravel, he can even traverse {{Alternate Universe}}s with a thought.
* {{Telekinesis}}: On a potentially ''massive'' scale. A recurring memory is of him tearing apart an entire kitchen at once. He's also levitated himself and other objects, and hurled things across the room.
* {{Telepathy}}: At least some of the voices he hears aren't in his own mind, and he's in fact reading the minds of those around him.
* {{Teleportation}}: Best demonstrated in Chapter 3, when he teleports himself, Melanie, and Ptonomy out of the chamber where they normally handle their memory work. He can also teleport things (and presumably people) away from himself, as he did with the machine in Chapter 2. [[spoiler: Amy remembers David being able to suddenly appear in places he shouldn't have, such as turning up outside after she left him in the bath.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Over the course of the first season he learns how to control his powers. [[spoiler: By the end, he's able to non-lethally take down a platoon of Division 3 troops [[PowersDoTheFighting with a swipe of his hand]], and manages to almost defeat the Shadow King on his own.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Waffles.
* UnreliableNarrator: The pilot goes to great lengths to establish this.
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[[folder: Syd]]
!! Sydney "Syd" Barrett
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-> '''Played by:''' Rachael Keller

An independent young woman who crosses paths with David at the Clockworks Psychiatric Hospital. Despite forbidding anyone to touch her, she becomes David's girlfriend, but when she is to be released and David impulsively kisses her, they switch bodies and chaos ensues. She is found and taken in by the Summerlanders and together they free David from Division 3 and try to help him figure out his powers.
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* AbusiveParents:
** Syd mentions in relation to Ptonomy's memory sessions that her mother was "mean" to her. She brushes it off as irrelevant, but it seems to have influenced her more than she wants to admit.
** Downplayed in her childhood flashbacks though. Syd's mother was never mean per se, but she noticeably [[ParentalNeglect pulled away]] from Syd over time out of uncertainty and the growing realization that she would never be able to physically express her love for her daughter. It's also unknown how much she knew about Syd's [[HatesBeingTouched aversion to being touched]] being much more a mutant ability than a mere personality trait.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Chapter 12" is mainly about Syd's character and features several flashbacks of her childhood.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Having grown up without a father and in general being a [[LonersAreFreaks loner]] made Syd a target for bullying. Until she got sick of it and retaliated, that is...
* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:The future incarnation of Syd, who warns David that he needs to ''help'' Farouk get his body back, is missing her left arm at or just above the elbow.]]
* AntagonisticOffspring: Sydney seems very hostile towards her mother, probably due to her coldness during Syd's childhood. She tries to seduce one of her partners by switching bodies with her unconscious mother, seemingly unconcerned that this crosses boundaries both against the boyfriend and against her mother. She is also very hostile against the maternal Melanie when it comes to David, though Melanie wisely refrains from responding in kind.
* BedTrick: Used her powers to pose as her mom in order to have sex with her mother's boyfriend.
* CanonForeigner: Not seemingly based on anybody in the comics.
** However, her powers are similar to the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe's version of David, who was [[CompositeCharacter combined with]] a body-swapping villain from the mainstream continuity named Proteus. Proteus, however, destroyed the host mind and took over the body until it withered away, whereas Syd just switches place temporarily. Her angst about being unable to touch people also seems to be imported from X-Man Rogue, who absorbs people's powers and memories by touch.
** Her powers seem based on the minor X-Force villain Devon Alomar a.k.a. Switch of the New Hellions.
* FrameUp:
** "Chapter 12" reveals that Syd was bullied by girls and hit on by boys in school, until one day she discovered that she could switch bodies and consciousnesses, and tried it on the body of the boy she just kissed... cue Syd using this opportunity to beat the girls up. Then when a teacher comes and asks what happened, she blames the boy who apparently hit the girls for no reason.
** In a way, her BedTrick was also this. Syd obviously didn't reveal her abilities and, considering his shocked reaction, her mother's boyfriend also never would have consented, [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale but Syd gets away with rape, while her mother's boyfriend is arrested for it.]]
* FreakyFridayFlip: This is what Syd's ability causes. Anyone (including animals) Syd touches will switch bodies with her temporarily. Syd accidentally switching bodies with David triggered the events at the start of the series, as Syd quickly lost control of David's powers, which alarmed Division 3 and the Summerland mutants.
* TheGadfly: During season 2, she develops a liking of taking over the body of a cat to practice her mutant power. Watch people's reactions when they try to talk to the cat who occupies Syd's body or, if they realize that she's the cat, try to talk to Syd, which makes it look weird when they talk to an actual cat. She also sounds more playful, carefree and arrogant while she's in a cat's body.
* TheGlovesComeOff: Syd literally takes off her gloves to turn the tables on the Eye.
* HatesBeingTouched: Due to the nature of her powers - she temporarily switches bodies with the people she touches and absorbs their powers (though this showed up as an intense aversion to human touch when she was born). Even when she's wearing gloves, she hates even so much as holding hands.
-->'''Syd:''' It's like ants crawling all over my skin.
* KnightInSourArmor: [[spoiler:This pretty succinctly describes her worldview on life and love, as revealed in Chapter 12; Syd went through many painful life experiences because of her power, but this only makes her more emotionally tougher and adaptable to whatever life (akin to a "war") threw at her next. She does believe in the concept of love as well, [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway but she doesn't believe that it saves humanity]]-- ''they'' save it through [[TheDeterminator pushing through life's trials and tribulations.]]]]
* LetsGetDangerous: Syd's only power seems more like a liability than a strength, which would usually make her TheLoad. However, that theory goes out the window after the Eye ambushes the Summerland crew. He displays a variety of PsychicPowers - appearing to them as David's psychiatrist, walking calmly through a hail of gunfire, and rendering Ptonomy unconscious with a touch. But as he attempts to capture Syd, she switches bodies with him, knocks him out, and then takes custody of her captured friends. If David had not been convinced to attack Syd in the Eye's body, she would have single-handedly saved the Summerlanders and captured the scariest member of Division 3.
* MsFanservice:
** Actually averted in the real world, as she always wears modest clothing, which is a good way to avoid being touched.
** Played straight in the astral plane where she wears very revealing [[WomanInWhite white dresses]]. Justified because it's created in David's mind and he's her boyfriend; that also happens to be the only place they can have (psychic) sex.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: She's named after Roger "Syd" Barrett of Music/PinkFloyd, whose music influenced the series.
* OnlySaneMan: Possibly because of their mind-body switch, Syd is the only person other than David able to see the demonic figures that haunt him in his mindscape. She's so unnerved by the fact that she is the only one who can see what David fears that she starts to doubt her own sanity. It doesn't help that the World's Angriest Boy, knife in hand, appears to be stalking her in the real world.
* ParentalAbandonment: Syd grew up without her father, who is never mentioned. Her mother died of cancer before the series.
* PowerPerversionPotential: When she was 16 she swapped bodies with her passed out mother to have sex with her mother's boyfriend, since there had been a "flirtation" before. The switch lasted just long enough for them to get started, leading to her mother walking in on her partner apparently having sex with her daughter. Needless to say, the situation caused a major conflict, which is [[DoubleStandardRapeSciFi disturbingly]] the only thing Syd seems to find troubling about it.
* SilkHidingSteel: An inverse example -- she's strong on the outside, but soft on the inside.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Adult Syd remarkably resembles her mother.
* SuperCuteSuperpowers: With Syd growing to accept her powers, she's begun practicing with them by swapping bodies with a cat. While in cat shape, she retains her sentience but takes on some of the cat's instincts, such as playing with dangling strings and enjoying being petted. It's as cute as it sounds.
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[[folder: Lenny Busker]]
!! Lenore "Lenny" Busker
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-> '''Played by:''' Creator/AubreyPlaza

A friend of David's, who, despite a life of drugs and alcohol abuse, knows that any day now, her life is gonna turn around, which gives Lenny the likable energy of the impossible optimist, despite her rough demeanor.
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* AccidentalMurder: A victim of this when Syd is stuck in David's body, being overwhelmed by David's mutation.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Gets a lot of focus in "Chapter 13", alongside Oliver.
* AmbiguousGenderIdentity: Lenny is played by a woman, but the character is androgynous. Lenny was originally written as a man, but after Noah Hawley gave the role to Aubrey Plaza, she convinced him that Lenny should be gender-neutral, being inspired by Creator/DavidBowie.
--> '''Aubrey Plaza:''' [Noah Hawley] really responded to that, so that was kind of where that unisex, androgynous kind of thing came from. I was interested in making Lenny a man and a woman at the same time, and not being tied down to anything gender-wise.
* AmbiguouslyBi: Only expresses interest in women until "Chapter 17", when [[spoiler:Amy suggests that Lenny possesses romantic feelings for David. She doesn't deny it.]]
* AmbiguousSituation:
** [[spoiler:Whether Lenny was ever actually real, or was always just a projection of the Shadow King, or even a figment of David's imagination that Farouk took advantage of, is left unclear. Amy never knew her, but instead mentioned David was friends with a man named ''Benny'', who we see inserted in several events from David's memories that Lenny had been a part of. However the other Clockworks patients in the first episode Syd included ''were'' aware of her. That Farouk continues using her form after latching onto Oliver just muddles the truth even further.]]
** The season two opener doesn't clarify any better, however we ''do'' see [[spoiler:Lenny and Oliver both trapped together in Oliver's mind by Farouk, which supports her having been real at one point.]] The following episode finally confirms that [[spoiler:Lenny ''was'' a real patient at Clockworks, with David meeting her there for the first time, and that Farouk is keeping her consciousness trapped in the astral plane to do his bidding.]]
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Lenny was real and did die. The Shadow King then captured and trapped her mind in David's head to use as one of his disguises with her continuing to be trapped; first in David's mind, and then with Oliver in his.]]
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: A side effect of being a junkie, she has an extremely short attention span, with David and [[spoiler:Clark]] becoming visibly exasperated trying to keep her focused on the topic at hand.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Farouk uses a device Oliver stole from Division 3 to transform Amy's body into a new one for Lenny, before turning her loose.]]
* BigScrewedUpFamily: [[spoiler:In "Chapter 13", we learn that her grandmother allowed her to drink vodka at age ''nine'', her father was a porn addict and her mother neglected her after being unable to have many children like she wanted.]] It's little wonder Lenny turned out the way that she did.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: By way of TeleFrag.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Her awful childhood aside, she also resorted to prostitution to feed her drug addiction.
* DeadStarWalking: An interesting [[SubvertedTrope subversion]]. She dies in the first episode, but continues to appear afterwards in flashbacks or as [[spoiler:a disguise of the Shadow King]] before [[spoiler:being resurrected in Season 2, albeit in Amy's body.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the second episode, David has a memory of he and Lenny getting stoned and her suddenly turning into [[spoiler:the Devil with the Yellow Eyes.]] It's the first hint that [[spoiler:Lenny isn't who she appears to be.]]
* GenderFlip: Prior to Plaza's casting, Lenny was a man in the original pilot script. [[spoiler: In "Chapter 4", David's ex and previous doctor tell Syd and Ptonomy that there ''was'' no Lenny, but rather a man named ''Benny''. We see him for a brief moment in "Chapter 5", when Shadow King-as-Lenny smugly flashes all his/her "identities" - King, the dog, the World's Angriest Boy, Benny, and Lenny - to Amy.]]
* GenderBlenderName: Lenny is generally a male name. She reveals in "Chapter 13" that her name is actually Lenore, after her grandmother.
* TheHedonist: Her lifestyle pre-Clockworks. [[spoiler:After escaping Division 3 in "Chapter 16", she intends on going back to it, referring to a boozy, drug-fueled one night-stand as "a kid's birthday party compared to the Caligula shit I've got planned." However the end of the episode suggests that may not be what she really wants to be after all.]]
* KillAndReplace: [[spoiler:It's not like she wanted this to happen, but Farouk used a part of Lenny's skin and used it to shape the body of Amy, David's sister, after Lenny and put Lenny's consciousness in the body.]]
* LateArrivalSpoiler: [[spoiler:By Season 2 her association with the Shadow King is common knowledge.]]
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: [[spoiler:It's never made explicitly clear in Season 1 whether the Lenny David knew at Clockworks was a real person, or an avatar of the Shadow King all along. Considering Lenny interacted with people at Clockworks other than David (such as Syd), it seems reasonable to believe that Lenny was a real person and ''did'' actually die in the first episode, only for the Shadow King to assume her identity afterwards in an attempt to trick David. "Chapter 10" finally confirms that Lenny was a real patient at Clockworks and that her physical body is dead, but her mind is being held captive by the Shadow King.]]
* MessyHair: Like David, it serves as shorthand for her unstable mental state.
* MsFanservice: Not while she's at Clockworks, [[spoiler: but when the Shadow King uses her form, she's frequently wearing skimpy outfits, and is fully nude when she's resurrected. She also has a fairly explicit [[GirlOnGirlIsHot lesbian sex scene]] in Chapter 17.]]
* NotSoSmallRole: She dies in the first episode; however, since Aubrey Plaza was listed as part of the main cast it clearly meant her story was not yet over. [[spoiler:The fourth episode takes her character in a darker direction as it strongly implies the "Lenny" appearing to David after her death to be a manifestation of the BigBad. Confirmed in the fifth episode.]]
* OnlyFriend: To David before he met [[LoveAtFirstSight Syd]]. [[spoiler:Even when her true allegiance is in question, they have a genuine camaraderie, and "Chapter 17" reveals she may be in love with him.]]
* PluckyComicRelief: A lot of her lines are hilarious and she provides many moments of levity when [[spoiler:not under the Shadow King's influence.]]
* RedHerringShirt: She is David's comic relief friend who dies in the first episode. Her style of clothing also has a reddish choice about it. [[spoiler:Then the BigBad uses her as one of his many identities to manipulate David.]]
* SacrificialLamb: Killed by Syd in the first episode, when she and David accidentally switch bodies.
* SheCleansUpNicely: At Clockworks she's rather disheveled with wild unkempt hair, and wears her rather baggy hospital clothes and gown. [[spoiler:However, when the Shadow King takes her form]] she's very well-groomed and, well, looks like Aubrey Plaza.
* TheStoner: A lifelong junkie whose downward spiral began at age nine when her grandmother allowed her to drink vodka.
* SweetTooth: She is frequently seen snacking on strawberry Twizzlers, and later requests that Sydney mail her a new candy bar that has nougat, chocolate and a crispy wafer. A bit of {{Foreshadowing}} for comic readers that [[spoiler:she will become the Shadow King, as he was known for indulging in unhealthy food.]]
* TeleFrag: How she dies in the pilot episode, getting phased into a concrete wall after Syd-in-David's body loses control of David's powers.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: [[spoiler:With Oliver in the first two episodes of Season 2.]]
* ToxicFriendInfluence:
** During their initial friendship before the hospital, she usually seems the instigator of their drug runs, thus indirectly causing [[spoiler:David's devastating telekinetic storm in his kitchen]]. She also persuades him to [[spoiler:break into Dr. Poole's office]].
** Later, when she becomes a figure inside his mind, she cruelly delights in tormenting him about the possible horrors Division 3 could inflict on Amy and Sydney. [[spoiler:Turns out this Lenny is really the Shadow King, who has been doing this to David all his life.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Twizzlers.
* VerbalTic: Refers to David as "kid/the kid" and frequently punctuates her sentences with "man."
* WalkingSpoiler: It's rather telling that her death in the first episode is the least spoiler-y thing about her.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Cruelly inverted, as [[spoiler:after the Shadow King no longer needs to use her as his avatar, he refuses to just let her die and leaves her consciousness trapped in his mind.]]
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[[folder: Cary Loudermilk]]
!! Cary Loudermilk
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-> '''Played by:''' Bill Irwin

A brilliant geneticist. Although he seems shy, he is brave and funny.
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* BrainsAndBrawn: He's the Brain of his pair with Kerry, and she uses these exact words to describe their existence.
* LiteralSplitPersonality: He's shared a body with Kerry Loudermilk since they were children, shocking his parents when, instead of the Native American daughter they were expecting, his mother gave birth to a Caucasian boy.
* NiceGuy: He's very amiable and well-meaning.
* {{Omniglot}}: He speaks German, Spanish and Japanese.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Cary seems to refer to himself in the third person to remind himself to do something later. Chapter 3 clarifies this a bit further: Cary's not talking to ''himself'', but to Kerry, who is his LiteralSplitPersonality (see above).
* TheSmartGuy: He handles much of Summerland's science and research.
* {{Synchronization}}: Kerry and Cary have a degree of this. When Kerry is fighting the Division's mooks in episode 4, Cary mimics her fighting from his lab, and responds whenever she takes a hit. [[spoiler: And when Kerry is shot by The Eye while protecting David and Syd, Cary feels the pain.]]
* TwoSiblingsInOne: He shares a body with Kerry. Notable because Cary is a nerdy white guy while Kerry is a Native American woman, and they were born to Native parents. So when Cary was born [[YourCheatingHeart their father accused their mother of cheating on him]]. Kerry didn't even first appear until Cary was several years old.
* WaistcoatOfStyle: Part of his standard attire.
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[[folder: Ptonomy Wallace]]
!! Ptonomy Wallace
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-> '''Played by:''' Jeremie Harris

A mutant with a photographic memory and the power to read other people's memories. He is a natural leader with a dry sense of humor.
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* CanonForeigner: Albeit one with heavy influence from Prodigy AKA David Alleyne, an African American with ability to telepathically absorb other peoples' knowledge and a natural leadership streak.
* CoolGuns: Wields a Thompson submachine gun while helping David escape Division 3 in the pilot, and continues to use it throughout the series. [[spoiler: The Eye steals it from him and fires it at David and Syd in "Chapter 5", setting up the main problems of the next two episodes.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler: His mother dropped dead in front of him when he was playing in the kitchen, a memory which he constantly relives.]]
* HiddenDepths: He quotes Sun Tzu when planning a mission. "Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting."
** His inner desire is to be totally amnesiac and carefree, suggesting that he partly views his photographic memory as a burden.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Has shades of this. Ptonomy in general sees his mutant ability as more of a burden than a gift; the prime example being his ability to remember his mother's death with complete clarity. When he is [[spoiler: infected by the Catalyst, his personal maze is him in a hedge garden trimming the same rose over and over]] and retaining no memory of it. Cary and David even say as much when they [[spoiler: enter the maze; Ptonomy's core desire is to be able to forget.]] When Ptonomy comes out of it, he laughs is delighted to hear he doesn't remember at all what happened.
* NiceHat: Ptonomy wears a Ivy Cap complete with his dressed of style clothing, indicating that he has a higher form of education.
* PhotographicMemory[=/=]NoInfantileAmnesia: His memory is so perfect that he remembers his time in his ''mother's womb''.
* PsychicPowers: He has some degree of telepathy, able to enter peoples' memories.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Kerry Loudermilk]]
!! Kerry Loudermilk
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-> '''Played by:''' Amber Midthunder

An outspoken individual unafraid of the repercussions of her actions. She is constantly moving and doing, always looking to the next challenge.
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* ActionGirl: Takes an active hand in rescuing David from Division 3, and helps fight off the {{mook}}s pursuing them. In fact episode 4 reveals she can't sit still, and gets outright anxious when she's ''not'' beating heads together. [[spoiler: The Shadow King uses her body to confront David for this reason, though he defeats and rescues her anyway.]]
* TheAgeless: Variant; Kerry doesn't age so long as she's inside Cary's body. Since she lets him handle all the "boring" stuff like eating and sleeping, she's significantly younger than him (Amber Midthunder is 25, while Bill Irwin is 66).
* BadassAdorable: She's a pretty deadly fighter, but seeing her adjust to normal customs (eating, going to the bathroom, etc.) is sweet.
* BadassNative: Kerry is Native American, always ready to fight, and casually mops the floor with Division mooks in episode 4 (at least until their reinforcements arrive).
* BadassNormal: Actually doesn't have any combat-oriented mutant powers - Kerry's mutation is that she can merge into her brother Cary's body. Merging like this ''can'' help her recover from near-fatal injuries, but it isn't a fast process and not immediately useful in a fight. Kerry does ''prefer'' hand to hand combat and is a very skilled fighter, but it isn't a super-power: she's just a very well trained martial artist.
* TheBigGuy: Although still a svelt, pretty young woman, Kerry is by ''far'' the best fighter of the Summerlanders and the one who engages in physical fights.
* BloodKnight: She's always itching for a fight, and gets real antsy when there's no action.
* BrainsAndBrawn: Kerry is the Brawn of her pair with Cary, and even describes them in these words.
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler: Briefly possessed by the Shadow King in "Chapter 8", though she's freed with little trouble by the end.]]
* GlassCannon: She can send grown men flying with her kicks, but she's still as vulnerable to humans as everybody else. And in the Astral Plane she might as well be a RedShirt.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Downplayed, but Kerry tearfully laments to Syd her self-doubts about her own existence when she notes that Cary handles all of the mundane day-to-day activities of their shared life, and she wonders whether she's even real.
* LiteralMinded: She doesn't understand figure of speech.
* LiteralSplitPersonality: She's shared a body with Cary Loudermilk since they were children, shocking her parents when, instead of the Native American daughter they were expecting, her mother gave birth to a Caucasian boy.
* OneManArmy: Able to take down multiple members of Division 3 on her own. However, she's not as effective against other superhuman individuals.
* NobodyPoops: ''Literally''. Due to being able to merge with her brother Cary's body when she's inactive, Kerry has preferred to skip all the "boring" parts of life such as sleeping, eating, and even using a toilet. She refers to it in Season 1 as "whatever it is people do in the bathroom". In Season 2 she gets locked out of her ability to merge with her brother and has to spend extended time living like a regular person - and has to figure out how to use a toilet as Cary talks her through it from the other side of the door.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Demonstrates this in the first episode, knocking out thugs with one or punches.
* {{Synchronization}}: Kerry and Cary have a degree of this. When Kerry is fighting the Division's mooks in episode 4, Cary mimics her fighting from his lab, and responds whenever she takes a hit. [[spoiler: And when Kerry is shot by The Eye while protecting David and Syd, Cary feels the pain.]]
* TwoferTokenMinority: Threefer - Native, female, and a savant.
* TwoSiblingsInOne: She shares a body with Cary. Notable because Cary is a nerdy white guy while Kerry is a Native American woman, and they were born to Native parents. So when Cary was born their father [[ChocolateBaby accused their mother]] of [[YourCheatingHeart cheating on him]]. Kerry didn't even first appear until Cary was several years old.
* WhatTheHellHero: She is quite upset about Cary "leaving" her in the Astral Plane when the Eye was stalking her. She doesn't care that he was working on a way out with Oliver.
* WaifFu[=/=]CuteBruiser: Despite her tiny size, she's a competent fighter that uses a combination of GoodOldFisticuffs and more acrobatic and flexible movements as shown in chapter 4.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Amy Haller]]
!!Amy Haller
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-> '''Played by:''' Katie Aselton

David's sister.
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* ADeathInTheLimelight: Inverted. [[spoiler:She dies in the previous episode, but "Chapter 14" is one for her, showcasing timelines where she lived and was helping David with his problem.]]
* BackForTheDead: [[spoiler: She didn't make an appearance in Season 2 until its fifth episode (besides her actress voicing one of Fukuyama's robots), in which she shortly appears only to be killed by Farouk and making Lenny take over her body.]]
* BigSisterInstinct: Seems to be protective of her younger brother. When David accidentally destroys a lamp she takes all of the gardening tools from downstairs just to make sure he doesn't risk harming himself. She also worries when he disappears and goes looking for him at the Clockwork facility. In "Chapter 14" [[spoiler:we see several different timelines showing the paths David could have taken in life and the one constant is that Amy is caring for her brother in all of them.]]
* CanonForeigner: David's counterpart in the comics doesn't have any siblings.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: Amy dies in Chapter 13, after Oliver/Farouk uses [[KillAndReplace her body to shape her after Lenny and put Lenny's consciousness in.]]]]
* DamselInDistress: Gets kidnapped by Division 3 to serve as bait for David.
* OutOfFocus: [[spoiler: After serving as the DamselInDistress early on and motivating David's confrontation with Division 3, she mostly disappears from the narrative and has no real role in the last few episodes.]] As of Season 2, she is no longer a part of the main cast. However, [[spoiler:she ends up returning to the fold in a big way in the second half of the season, when she becomes a vessel for the newly-resurrected Lenny.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Melanie Bird]]
!! Melanie Bird
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-> '''Played by:''' Creator/JeanSmart

David's therapist and a leader at Summerland, who's very compassionate and protective to those under her (unconventional) methods.
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* AndStarring: Jean Smart gets the "and" billing in the end credits.
* AntiHero: Her cause is genuinely good and she is one of the main protagonists, but her more selfish goals and insistence that David is perfectly sane cause a lot of problems and paint her as a morally grayer figure.
* CanonForeigner: Not seemingly based on anybody in the comics. However, her blonde looks and all white clothes are reminiscent of a mature and older, more modest EmmaFrost.
* LoveMakesYouDumb: She's so intent on getting Oliver back [[spoiler: (and, once he is back, getting him to [[LaserGuidedAmnesia remember who she is]])]] that she starts to endanger David and the team with her single-mindedness.
* TheLostLenore: She lost her husband Oliver to the astral plane years ago. Part of her motivation to help David is the possibility that his powerful telepathy might help her bring him back.
* TheStoner: The stress of losing Oliver again after briefly getting him back causes her to spiral into one of these in Season 2.
* TakeMyHand: How she presents herself to David after he escapes the facility. [[spoiler: The Devil with Yellow Eyes punishes her for this by crippling her hand in David's dream space, though her real hand is unaffected.]]
* TeamMom: Melanie is very caring with her charges, gently pushing them towards confronting even uncomfortable truths, while constantly supporting them. She stays like that even with overt hostility from David or Sydney.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Farouk]]
!!Amahl Farouk[=/=]The Shadow King
!!!The Devil with Yellow Eyes
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[[caption-width-right:300:The Shadow King]]
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-> '''Played by:''' Quinton Bosclair (The Devil with Yellow Eyes), Creator/AubreyPlaza (Lenny form), Creator/KirbyMorrow (Benny form), Devyn Dalton ("Angry Boy" form), Navid Negahban (real form)

A mysterious figure that seems to haunt David, appearing as something resembling The Blob but much more horrifying. He is later revealed to be the show's version of Amahl Farouk, a.k.a. the Shadow King.
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* AGodAmI: He's very powerful and he knows it. He also sees similar power in David and calls the two of them "gods", those who shape reality at their will.
* ArchEnemy: For [[spoiler:David's birth father, Charles Xavier]] in the past, and David in the present.
* BadassBoast: To David, after David tried to challenge him mentally.
--> '''David:''' I don't trust you. \\
'''Farouk:''' I don't need you to trust me. But you ''will'' respect me. I'm not some cockroach that you can step on with a boot. Je suis le soleil. La lune. [[labelnote:Translation]]I am the sun. The moon.[[/labelnote]]
* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Gets exactly what he wants in the final episode of Season 1, holding David's mind hostage until he gets the chance to escape into Oliver and drive away from Summerland.]]
* BigBad: The primary antagonist of the first season, [[spoiler:and potentially the second as well.]]
* BigBadFriend: Syd and Ptonomy learn from Philly that David hung out with a man named "Benny" back when he was a junkie. He also might have had a friend called Lenny at Clockworks. [[spoiler:Both of them are revealed to be forms of the Shadow King.]]
* BodySurf: [[spoiler:Shadow King escapes David's mind in the Season 1 finale, first by using Syd's power to move from David to Syd to Kerry, then by his essence flooding into Oliver after David purges Kerry.]]
* CanonCharacterAllAlong: [[spoiler:He's referred to as the "Devil With Yellow Eyes" throughout much of the first season, but in the penultimate episode he's revealed to be Amahl Farouk, The Shadow King]].
* ColorMotif: Yellow. [[spoiler:When Lenny appears to David in his boyhood room in the fourth episode, the room is colored yellow, signifying Lenny's association with the Devil with Yellow Eyes.]] Red is also used to let the audience know when he's about to make an appearance, such as when [[spoiler:he appears at Clockworks or in David and Syd's hideout in the astral plane.]]
* CreepilyLongArms/CreepyLongFingers: Its arms and fingers are ''massively'' long and thin, almost skeletal, which, combined with its grotesquely obese body, looks even more surreal and [[UncannyValley unsettling.]] Even its fingernails are [[https://makeupmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Q_Hnads.jpg disgustingly long.]]
* DevilInPlainSight: It only appears to David (and maybe Syd), but it also makes David forget about it. David's memories seem to indicate that David sees it like the audience does on a few occasions, only for the Shadow King to wipe David's mind again and hide those incidents from Ptonomy. [[spoiler:He later stops caring who sees him and readily makes his presence known whenever possible.]]
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: Quite literally, since [[spoiler:David's childhood dog "King" is one of the forms he takes]].
** In the Halloween flashback, it's the dog that leads David to encounter the World's Angriest Boy.
** [[spoiler:Lenny]] turning out to be another one of his forms also counts given she was originally made out to be a SacrificialLamb.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Does not seem to understand why humans even bother with such things like love, friendship and reproduction. The only thing that he desires is greater control and power.
--> [[spoiler:'''Shadow King-as-Lenny:''']] Do you know what love is? A chemical. Electrons in your brain sending signals. Are you familiar with Ophiocordyceps unilateralis? It's a fungus that infects ants. It's amazing, really. The spores take over their central nervous systems and force them to climb to a high point, and then the fungus begins to grow up, bursting from the tops of their heads like a branch. And it kills them, of course. All so it can spray new spores over the jungle, infecting more ants. When people say love, that's what I think of.
* EvilSoundsDeep: When he speaks in his "The Devil with the Yellow Eyes" form, his voice is preternaturally deep.
* FatBastard: As The Devil with the Yellow Eyes.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Speaks in a very relaxed and civil manner that does well to conceal the giggling maniac he is underneath.
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: [[spoiler:The Shadow King's most common form is Lenny, a real friend of David's at Clockworks, and initially appears to David as her to lower his guard.]] He also [[spoiler:appeared to David during his early childhood in the form of a dog.]]
* FemmeFatalons: A male, non-combat version. It's never seen using them to attack, but its fingernails are ''disgustingly'' [[https://makeupmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Q_Hnads.jpg long.]]
* GenderBender: [[spoiler:He most commonly appears to David as Lenny, who is a female.]]
* HappyDance: Does one in "Chapter 6", to celebrate his dominance of [[spoiler:David's mind.]]
* HotLibrarian: [[spoiler:Or rather, psychiatrist. After trapping everyone in an alternate reality at Clockworks, he assumes this form as [[EvilIsSexy Lenny]], complete with glasses, black boots and turtleneck sweater.]]
* HypnoticEyes: How he hides his existence from everyone, except David and Syd in the brief moments before he makes them forget they ever saw him.
* IHaveManyNames: [[spoiler:Lenny, Benny, King, The World's Angriest Boy, The Devil with the Yellow Eyes, Amahl Farouk, The Shadow King]] -- they're all one in the same.
* KnightOfCerebus: Things turn dead serious whenever he shows up.
* LaughablyEvil: Whether giddily slaughtering his way through Division 3 soldiers while [[spoiler:possessing David]], or literally dancing his way through others' memories in his [[spoiler:Lenny form]], the [[spoiler:Shadow King]] is obviously getting a kick out of his evil acts, and it's hard to not enjoy how childish he is about it all.
* MakeWayForTheNewVillains: [[spoiler:The show initially sets up Brubaker and Division 3 as the main antagonists, with the Devil With Yellow Eyes as a bigger fish lurking in the background. But in Chapter 5, the Devil takes control of David's body and immediately curbstomps Brubaker and his goons off-screen, reducing them save the Eye to the status of DiscOneFinalBoss. Until Chapter 7, when the Eye is also done away with, and the Devil/Shadow King's bearing on the plot is further elaborated upon, revealing him to be the cause of David's pain since childhood.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:Disguised as Lenny]], he tricks David into attacking Syd while she occupies the Eye's body. This gets the both of them out of the Astral Plane, sows even more self-doubt in David, and allows the Eye to escape.
* MeaningfulName: David's childhood dog is named King [[spoiler:and is revealed as one of the forms taken by the Shadow King.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromVeryFast: [[spoiler:''The Shadow King''.]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler: When it gets rid of the Eye, the Shadow King unwittingly releases Rudy from the paralysis which Walter put him under. This allows Rudy to distract the SK, and lets David reassume control of his mind.]]
* NightmareFace: While posing as the World's Angriest Boy and as the Devil with the Yellow Eyes.
* ObviouslyEvil: As The Devil with the Yellow Eyes.
* {{Omniglot}}: The first time David sees his true form, Farouk taunts him in several different languages, including French, German and Farsi. He directly explains that his love of languages, and etymological history of specific words and terms, are due to his powers' focus on the mind: language is how our minds apply meaning to the world around us, and in turn language shapes our minds and concepts. FX even put out a behind-the-scenes featurette explaining his use of foreign languages in some depth. Partially, it's just to give a sense of how old and intelligent he is - given that his consciousness has been alive for centuries. Moreover, the scripts even worked out which languages he uses to match certain moods:
** English - straightforward conversation.
** Farsi (Persian) - when he gets philosophical, talking about power, immortality, etc.
** French - when he's feeling playful or making a mischievous remark.
** German - when he's angry, or when he's eager for direct action (i.e. exclaiming, "Finally, we dance!" in German when he engages David in psychic combat for the first time).
* PsychoPsychologist: [[spoiler:Gives off this vibe in his Lenny psychiatrist disguise,]] especially when talking to David, Syd, and Melanie.
* RealAfterAll: [[spoiler:Up until fully revealed, it was honestly a question whether or not the Shadow King existed in any form. Eventually, it's confirmed that he is a very real mutant with powerful psychic abilities.]]
* {{Sadist}}: Has been feeding off of David's pain since childhood and absolutely relishes every opportunity to make him suffer.
* SharpDressedMan: The first time he is willing to show David how he really looks like, he appears in a very nice suit.
* SlasherSmile: His default expression. [[spoiler:He gives an extremely unsettling one in Chapter 7 when he is about to kill Syd and Kerry.]]
* SparedByTheAdaptation: In the physical sense; in the comics his original body has long since died after being killed by his battle with Xavier. [[spoiler:In the show his body is apparently still alive or at least still inhabitable and he is actively searching for it because once he returns to it, his power will increase considerably]].
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: He's not called "The Devil with Yellow Eyes" for nothing.
* UnPerson: As the Summerland crew explores David's mindscape, they encounter unusual blocked and erased memories. To the audience, it quickly becomes apparent that TDWYE has been using his memory-control to conceal his existence from David (and others) for unknown reasons.
* VillainExitStageLeft: [[spoiler:The Summerlanders manage to exorcise him from David, but he still possesses Oliver and leaves for parts unknown at the end of the season.]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifter: [[spoiler:He has been appearing as many forms to David since birth.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:After being unmasked as [[CanonCharacterAllAlong the Shadow King]].]]
* WouldHurtAChild:
** Played straight with David, whom he mentally tortured and almost [[DrivenToSuicide drove to suicide]] for nearly 30 years.
** Subverted in Chapter 10, when [[spoiler:"Oliver" breaks into Division 3 and he kills every guard standing in his way with a flick of his finger. When three children appear to oppose him, he instead spares them and tells them to run away.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Oliver]]
!!Oliver Anthony Bird
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->'''Portrayed By:''' Jemaine Clement

Dr. Melanie Bird's husband, whose physical body lies in a freezer underneath Summerland. His mind is seemingly trapped in the Astral Plane.
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* AmnesiacLover: As well as forgetting vocabulary and concepts such as measurements of time, Oliver completely forgets Melanie, and the fact that he is even married. [[spoiler: He remembers her moments before he is possessed by the Shadow King.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: After everyone is trapped in the Shadow King's asylum on the Astral Plane, Oliver starts appearing to the Summerland crew to take them out of the mental prison.]]
* BigGood: Melanie tells us that he founded Summerland (with Cary), meaning he was interested in understanding the FantasticScience of mutants. While his first appearance doesn't seem to match his wife's rosy description of him, Oliver is the first person who is aware of TDWYE within David's mind without being told about it or seeing it firsthand. [[spoiler: As of the first season finale, however, he is now a puppet of the BigBad.]]
* CloudCuckooLander: As if his name weren't enough to tip you off, Bird appears to be almost perfectly happy "living" in the Astral plane, although a bit lonely. It hasn't exactly done wonders for his ''own'' sanity, either, and he's become a bit eccentric, to put it mildly, as a result.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Gets plenty of focus in "Chapter 13", alongside Lenny.
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler: Possessed by the Shadow King in the Season 1 finale. It uses him to escape Summerland.]]
* TheHermit: He has been living in the Astral Plane for about 20 years, having become trapped when he spent too much time there.
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: While he's not outright ''mad'', Oliver has definitely become a bit eccentric from his time in the Astral Plane.
* IgnoredExpert: Oliver tells David it might be good for him to figure some things out in the Astral Plane, where the Shadow King can't reach him, but David is too worried about his sister to stay. It doesn't help that Oliver is [[GoMadFromTheIsolation a bit eccentric]], was a bit of an AbsentMindedProfessor To begin with, and David is not totally aware of the threat that hunts him.
* MrExposition: He first appears [[BreakingTheFourthWall addressing the audience]]. When David shows up in the Astral plane, Bird quickly deduces that the "monster" which stalks David is [[NotSoImaginaryFriend real]], making him forget things, and a [[DemonicPossession parasite]].
* PsychicPowers: Oliver is a powerful psychic with years of experience, capable of travelling to and manipulating the Astral Plane at will, as well as construct a psychic shield in the real world. [[spoiler: This is presumably why the Shadow King chooses him as its next host.]]
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: [[spoiler:With Lenny in the first two episodes of Season 2.]]
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler: He was just trying to help, but being in the wrong place at the wrong time allowed the Shadow King to escape from Kerry's body into his, giving it an avenue to freedom.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Clark]]
!!Clark Debussy
->'''Portrayed By:''' Hamish Linklater

An interrogator with Division 3.
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* AgentPeacock: He is impeccably dressed and coiffed, and openly gay. That said, he's respected enough by Division 3 that even after barely surviving his previous encounter with David, he's is given a compliment of soldiers to try and bring David in again.
* AmusingInjuries: Averted ''hard''. You know how superhero stories often show enemy mooks being casually blasted away by explosions - but skip the gruesome repercussions? The series shows the realistic aftermath of Clark being caught in an explosion when the other mutants rescue David: he's left hospitalized for months with third degree burns over 40% of his body, in agony and weak as a kitten, while his loved ones grieve over him. Moreover he doesn't just have a comic-book style recovery, but is left badly disfigured and partially crippled. He's not amused when he encounters David again.'
* AndStarring: Hamish Linklater gets the "with" billing in the end credits.
* TheDeterminator: Clark suffers through weeks of agony after his first encounter with David, but when the Division tries to reassign him to desk duty, he stands his ground and insists on returning to the field.
* HandicappedBadass: Even after receiving third-degree burns over 40% of his body and forced to walk with a cane, he still is determined to catch David. [[spoiler: He also tries to stop the Shadow King when Farouk tries to leave in Kerry's body by hitting her on the head with his cane.]]
* ItsPersonal: After David's powers leave him severely burned, Clark vows to drag him back to Division 3.
* JerkassHasAPoint: He makes some good points about humans having every right to fear mutants, especially ones as powerful as David, with Melanie and other's comments about the human race becoming extinct seeming very much like threats.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: [[spoiler: After realizing that he's not going to take David by force and that the Division is ill-equipped to deal with the Shadow King, he decides to hold out an olive branch.]]
* StraightGay: No hint of his sexuality was given until he was revealed to be married with a son in his last appearance.
* TwoFaced: After being burned, he has severe scarring down the right side of his face.
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