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* [[Characters/UtopiaTheNetwork The Network]][[note]]Mr. Rabbit, [[spoiler:The Assistant]], Philip Carvel, Arby, Conran Letts, Lee, [[spoiler:Geoff Lawson]], and Terrence[[/note]]

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* [[Characters/UtopiaTheNetwork The Network]][[note]]Mr. Rabbit, [[spoiler:The Assistant]], Philip Carvel, Arby, Conran Letts, Lee, [[spoiler:Geoff Lawson]], Arby, Lee, and Terrence[[/note]]


* [[Characters/UtopiaOthers Others]][[note]]Anya, Bejan, Jen Dugdale, Donaldson, Alice, and Anton[[/note]]

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* [[Characters/UtopiaOthers Others]][[note]]Anya, Bejan, Others]][[note]]Alice, Anya, Jen Dugdale, Donaldson, Alice, Bejan, and Anton[[/note]]


* [[Characters/UtopiaTheNetwork The Network]][[note]][[spoiler:Mr. Rabbit]], [[spoiler:The Assistant]], Philip Carvel, Arby, Conran Letts, Lee, [[spoiler:Geoff Lawson]], and Terrence[[/note]]

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* [[Characters/UtopiaTheNetwork The Network]][[note]][[spoiler:Mr. Rabbit]], Network]][[note]]Mr. Rabbit, [[spoiler:The Assistant]], Philip Carvel, Arby, Conran Letts, Lee, [[spoiler:Geoff Lawson]], and Terrence[[/note]]


* [[Characters/UtopiaTheNetwork The Network]][[note]][[spoiler:Mr. Rabbit]], [[spoiler:The Assistant]], Philip Carvel, Arby, [[spoiler:Conran Letts]], Lee, [[spoiler:Geoff Lawson]], and Terrence[[/note]]

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* [[Characters/UtopiaTheNetwork The Network]][[note]][[spoiler:Mr. Rabbit]], [[spoiler:The Assistant]], Philip Carvel, Arby, [[spoiler:Conran Letts]], Conran Letts, Lee, [[spoiler:Geoff Lawson]], and Terrence[[/note]]


* [[Characters/UtopiaTheHeroes The Heroes]]
* [[Characters/UtopiaTheNetwork The Network]]
* [[Characters/UtopiaOthers Others]]

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* [[Characters/UtopiaTheHeroes The Heroes]]
Heroes]][[note]]Ian Johnson, Becky, Wilson Wilson, Grant Leetham, Michael Dugdale, [[spoiler:Jessica Hyde]], and Milner[[/note]]
* [[Characters/UtopiaTheNetwork The Network]]
Network]][[note]][[spoiler:Mr. Rabbit]], [[spoiler:The Assistant]], Philip Carvel, Arby, [[spoiler:Conran Letts]], Lee, [[spoiler:Geoff Lawson]], and Terrence[[/note]]
* [[Characters/UtopiaOthers Others]]Others]][[note]]Anya, Bejan, Jen Dugdale, Donaldson, Alice, and Anton[[/note]]


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!Protagonists
An unfortunate group of people who have ended up as targets of The Network due to their interest in a graphic novel called ''The Utopia Experiments'', as well as the allies they meet during their attempts to survive. These are the protagonists of Series/{{Utopia}}.

[[folder: Ian Johnson]]
!!! Portrayed by: Nathan Stewart-Jarrett

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An IT employee.

* {{Adorkable}}: This aspect appeals to Becky, and even ''Jessica'' of all people.
* BlackAndNerdy
-->'''Wilson:''' And you, Ian. I didn't expect you to be so...
-->'''Ian:''' Tall?
-->'''Wilson:''' No... black. ''Awkward silence.''
* TheEveryman
* NerdsAreSexy

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Becky]]
!!!Portrayed by: Alexandra Roach

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A grad student who is convinced her father's mysterious death from a terminal illness is connected to ''The Utopia Experiments''.

* BrokenBird: [[spoiler: Her impending death from Deel's syndrome leads her into depression, especially near the end of season 2.]]
* CoolBigSis: Is this to Grant and Alice.
* DeadpanSnarker: Mixes it with ClusterFBomb.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: To escape a painful death from Deel's syndrome. Turns out she's actually healthy; Ian barely saves her from overdosing.]]
* IllGirl: [[spoiler: Inherits Deel's syndrome from her father, but thankfully survives.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Wilson Wilson]]
!!!Portrayed by: Adeel Akhtar

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A survivalist and conspiracy theorist.

* {{Adorkable}}
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Subverted. [[spoiler:It's not the torture itself that turns him into the dark side, ironically, it's when he hears the reason ''why'' it happened and why his father is killed from the organisation that did it, that he switches sides. Ian even points out to him when they spell out their agenda those very same incidents to dissuade him from considering their viewpoint. It doesn't work]].
* [[spoiler: BigBad:]] [[spoiler: Takes over where Milner left off in this position.]]
* ConspiracyTheorist: [[ProperlyParanoid Who happens to be correct]].
* EyeScream: His first encounter with the Network ends with his right eye been scooped out with a spoon.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: By the end of series 1, he converts to the Network's philosophy. By the end of series 2, he has become Mr. Rabbit.]]
* FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler: Begins as little more than a nerdy guy poking his nose dangerously deeply into conspiracy theories. Ends up as the mastermind of a genocidal plot.]]
* ItGetsEasier: He manages to shoot Lee, although it was in a panic and a life-or-death situation, when the latter clearly demonstrated that ColdBloodedTorture was not an issue for him. [[spoiler:The next time, he threw up before getting the stomach to kill Ian's brother and two MI-5 agents. By the finale, he's more than confident enough to eliminate two {{Sleeper Agent}}s still at their cover job, and kills Lee without batting an eye]].
* NiceHat
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: Shot and left for dead by Jessica at the end of series 1, but survives into series 2.]]
* ProperlyParanoid: Pretty much the premise of the show.
* RuleOfSymbolism: The spoon he carries (or rather is given) is a reminder of the trauma he received from the Network and his limitations. [[spoiler:When he kills Lee, he looks at it more confidently, signifying his shift into ruthlessness]].
* SharpDressedMan: In series 2.
* TheUnfettered: [[spoiler:Eventually dives into this by Season 2]].
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler: Possibly the biggest in the series.]]


[[/folder]]

[[folder: Grant Leetham]]

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A troubled 11-year-old who comes into possession of ''The Utopia Experiments'' after its owner is murdered by the Network's assassins.

* BadassAdorable:[[spoiler:Took out two of the top brass of the Network all by himself]].
* BrattyHalfPint
* EmoTeen: Jessica dresses him up as one as a disguise. He's annoyed, to say the least.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: In addition to specific cases like leading Arby to kill Alice's mother, Grant also [[spoiler: might have caused the death of almost all of humanity by shooting Milner at the end of series 2.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Michael Dugdale]]

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A put-upon civil servant who becomes embroiled in the conspiracy after the Network begins blackmailing him about an affair in which he impregnated a Russian prostitute.

* TheAtoner: To some extent. His heroism, if it can be called that, comes not as much from trying to improve himself as from fearing for his life and trying to save face after being humiliated repeatedly. By the end of series 2, however, it's clear that he's genuinely improved relations with his wife and has become much braver and more selfless.
* TheChewToy
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: When it comes to his family, he'll throw anyone under the bus to save them. He tips the police off to Grant arriving at his house, [[spoiler:after he's falsely accused of a school shooting, and has a female scientist killed by Network thugs [[SheKnowsTooMuch when she gets a little too close to uncovering Russian flu and tells him]]]].
* ClassicalAntiHero: Though definitely a bit of an asshole, he's mostly just cowardly and incompetent rather than immoral.
* TheDogBitesBack: After long enough, he stands up to Geoff, and [[spoiler: kills Anya in self-defense seemingly as an impulse. Too little, too late, however; Wilson is still able to keep him under control by threatening his family]].
* ExtremeDoormat
* NotAfraidOfYouAnymore: Ultimately overcomes his submission to Geoff.
* YourCheatingHeart: Slept with a Russian prostitute, and impregnated her. [[spoiler: Except she's neither Russian, nor is she pregnant apparently]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Jessica Hyde]]
!!! Portrayed by: Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Aine Garvey (Young)

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The main target of the Network, Jessica Hyde is the daughter of Philip Carvel, the author of ''The Utopia Experiments''.

* AbusiveParents: Regards Phillip Carvel as one. [[GuineaPigFamily And rightfully]] [[LivingMacGuffin so]].
* ActionGirl
* BrokenBird: Her caretaker / trainer was killed [[HarmfulToMinors before her very eyes as a teenager]]. [[spoiler:By her big brother, no less]]. [[BadDreams She still has nightmares about it in adulthood]].
* CrazySurvivalist: There's no denying that spending every day of her life on the run from [[TheConspiracy The Network]] has made her a little unhinged.
* DaddysGirl: [[spoiler: Her father loved her enough that he's willing to wipe away everyone who isn't of Roma blood off the planet... just so she can be protected.]]
-->'''Milner:''' "Can't you feel ''Daddy's love'' inside you?"
* DarkActionGirl: Jessica is even more ruthless than she is skilled at physical combat.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Courtesy of [[AbusiveParents dad]] and his [[ResignationsNotAccepted disgruntled ex-coworkers]].
* {{Determinator}}: Jessica will stop at nothing to achieve her goals, and even being trapped in a cage inside an [[BlackSite ominous pyramid of doom]] for five months can't cow her.
* HypocriticalHumour: When Ian gets a little apprehensive with her, she, the emotionally-stunted woman with NoSocialSkills, asks him: "Why are you being so ''odd''?"
* GoodIsNotNice: Jessica exemplifies this by insisting that the other characters cut off all contact with their loved ones and berating them for their stupidity, but succeeding in keeping them alive. On a number of occasions, she threatens to kill or seriously injure the members of the group if they step out of line.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Jessica kills anyone who could possibly be used by the Network to find her. Ian [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out on this]], and she coldly informs him that if they leave witnesses behind they'll be dead within the week.
* LivingMacGuffin: [[spoiler: Carvel hid Janus within her blood.]]
* MeaningfulName: "Jessica Hyde" bears a resemblance to "Jekyll and Hyde," foreshadowing her dual role of good and evil and of being the carrier of Janus, the genetic trigger named after the two-faced god. In-universe, it also references the fact that she's "hiding" from the Network. Arby's real name is Pietre, "Peter", and he's Jessica's brother; Peter and Jessica... Rabbit?
* NoSocialSkills: She employs BrutalHonesty and often thinks MurderIsTheBestSolution for nearly everything. Including petty arguments. Even her expressing attraction comes off as incredibly disconcerting and unnatural. Given the life she had, you could hardly blame her.
* ParentalFavoritism:
-->'''Carvel:''' My love for Jessica was like a physical thing... an organ that didn't exist until she was born. And then it controlled... everything.
* SociopathicHero: Has no qualms about using torture and murder quite liberally to get what she wants.
* StalkerWithACrush: [[spoiler: Jessica for Ian. After they have sex, she slips a mobile phone inside his parka so she can track him down later on.]]
* UnflinchingWalk: After blowing up a car.
* WaifFu: She easily kills The Tramp, who's larger and stands at a head taller than her, by grabbing a cloth, tying it around his neck, bringing him to the ground, and choking him to death with it.

[[/folder]]


!The Network
The mysterious organization at the centre of a massive conspiracy, willing to dispose of anyone who gets in its way. These are the antagonists of Series/{{Utopia}}.

[[folder: The Network in general]]

* AntiVillain: Arguably.
* TheBadGuyWins: Almost always, [[spoiler: including in the endings of both series.]]
* BenevolentConspiracy: From their point of view.
* TheConspiracy
* ConspiracyKitchenSink: Numerous events from the deaths of Carmine Pecorelli and Airey Neave to the Three Mile Island incident are connected to the Network in one way or another.
* GovernmentConspiracy: Though not necessarily run by any government, they have various members among different governments.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Hence the name of the series.
* WellIntentionedExtremist

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Milner]]
!!! Portrayed by: Geraldine James, Rose Leslie (Young)

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[[caption-width-right:307:We’re saving a species. Are these few more important than everyone because you’ve become attached to them?]][[caption-width-right:340:[[labelnote:Click here]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/milneryoung.png[[/labelnote]] to see Milner in the 1970s.]]

An MI5 agent who initially aids the protagonists... until she's revealed in the Series 1 finale to be the true identity of [[BigBad Mr. Rabbit]].

* TheChessmaster
* ClingyJealousGirl: Concerning Jessica Hyde; from the moment she was born, Carvel loves Jessica enough for him to have doubts about the his work, causing Milner to comment that she's "losing him". When she captures Jessica at the end of Series 1, Milner takes special delight in telling her that Janus was inside her ("Can't you feel ''Daddy's love'' inside you?"). And in Series 2, #5, when Carvel reveals that [[spoiler: he altered Janus so that Jessica would survive and carry on humanity,]]
-->'''Milner:''' ...You did this for her?
* CoolOldLady
* DeepCoverAgent: Appears to operate both as an actual government spy and as the head of the Network, simultaneously.
* [[spoiler:DiedInYourArmsTonight: Milner dies while she's being cradled by Philip Carvel.]]
* DoubleAgent: Infiltrates the main group opposing the Network, while acting as the Network's leader.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: In the Series 2 premiere, Milner is shocked when Philip tells her that Pietre's behavior - which leads to Philip's wife having him arrested for child endangerment - is due to experiments Philip performed on him. His excuse is that Pietre was the only human test subject he had on hand.
* EvilOldFolks
* EvilRedhead: In the 70s.
* GenderMisdirection: The alias "Mr. Rabbit" neatly deflects scrutiny off of Milner.
* IHaveManyNames: Milner, Letan and Mr. Rabbit.
* LikeAGodToMe: [[spoiler:Philip Carvel]] is this to Milner.
-->'''Milner:''' I said you were a god. And you were.
* LoveMakesYouDumb: [[spoiler: Milner's love for Philip Carvel invokes this trope. He is forgiven by her for doing things (trying to leak Janus to the press on more than one occasion) that would have any other person killed by the Network. After Jessica is born, he's allowed to keep the baby. And when he reveals that his 'adjustment' to Janus nullifies the vaccine for Russian flu - meaning that 98% of humanity would be sterile and then die horribly and quickly, as opposed to the Network's original plan of 95% of humanity dying quietly over a generation or two - she ''still'' goes ahead with the plan.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: Milner is the woman behind the man behind the man.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: [[spoiler: Between Milner and Philip Carvel. Milner's then-husband, Tom, calls what's going on between them a "higher" form of love.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Her true identity as Mr. Rabbit is the main twist of the first season and is nearly impossible to avoid mentioning when talking about season 2.
* WellIntentionedExtremist
* WideEyedIdealist: Deconstructed in her backstory. [[spoiler: She's seen horrible things in her life even before her involvement with Carvel and creation of the Network. So when Carvel presents a scheme to save the world, no matter the cost. Milner goes ahead with it, and ''still'' pushes forward with it even after her initial objections around what Carvel intended to do, and even beyond Carvel's own objections, no matter how many people she has to put in bodybags. And it's thousands of them by the sound of it]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Philip Carvel]]

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A brilliant scientist, the other co-founder of the Network, and the author of ''The Utopia Experiments''.

* AbusiveParents: Used his own children for scientific experiments, resulting in one becoming an emotionless sociopath and the other socially stunted and largely unscrupulous. He insists that he loves Jessica, however, even though [[spoiler: he plants a bioweapon inside of her, making her the target of a ruthless genocidal conspiracy.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: As [[spoiler:Anton]].
* DeadpanSnarker: When he was younger.
* EvilutionaryBiologist: Downplayed. [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Traumatized]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII by man's brutality to man]], he went as far as to [[GuineaPigFamily experiment on his own children]], to diminish the impulse of violence - [[GoneHorriblyWrong but it backfired horribly]]. He also wrote a paper on eugenics advocating a human cull and all but stated that during the creation of Janus, he wanted it adjusted to work on 95%-98% of the world's population, choosing one ethnic group to survive, to the shock of his colleagues. [[spoiler:He later reveals that he went ahead with it anyway, but expresses deep regret over this, and can't even mention the adjustment without breaking down, and it is eventually discovered that the Roma people are immune to Janus]].
-->'''Philip Carvel:''' I only wanted to help evolution...
* ForScience
* InsufferableGenius: He's smart. And he knows it. This stops when his ideas start making headway in the Network, and he starts having second thoughts. [[SanitySlippage He eventually loses his marbles altogether]].
* JerkAss: He's very abrasive. Certainly so in his youth. [[spoiler:Then there's that whole "let the human race die horribly, except for the Roma people" thing. But then, by the end even he realised how fucked up that plan was]].
* MadArtist: He's a talented artist as well, and created "The Utopia Experiments" in the form of a comic book/manuscript. However, he went insane shortly after completing them.
* MadScientist: By the end of his career.
* SanitySlippage: By the time he writes ''The Utopia Experiments''.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: As [[spoiler: Anton]]. Played with as by that point, he is genuinely mentally unstable.

[[/folder]]
[[folder: Arby]]

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An assassin employed by the Network, who soon discovers he has a more personal connection to the organization than it first appeared.

[[spoiler: He eventually finds out that he's really the son of Network founder Philip Carvel, and the brother of Jessica Hyde. His real name is Pietre.]]

* AmbiguousDisorder: Appears to be essentially sociopathic, with difficulty speaking and breathing. His mannerisms are in general very awkward and forced.
* InsistentTerminology: [[spoiler: After discovering his real name, he refuses to be called Arby again]].
* TheSociopath
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Lee.
* TheUnfavorite: [[spoiler:Pietre / Arby]]. What makes it worse is that what makes [[spoiler:Pietre]] this to him, is something that was ''his own fault'' to begin with.
* WouldHurtAChild: Would kill one. That said, it seems to spark his eventual rebellion against the Network.

[[/folder]]
[[folder: Conran Letts]]

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A high-ranking member of Corvadt Industries.

* AlasPoorVillain: Though not be much, he's a bit more sympathetic than the rest of the Network.
* AssholeVictim
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* DecoyLeader: [[spoiler: First appears to be the head of the Network. Then it turns out The Assistant is really his master. ''Then'' it turns out the Assistant is a decoy of Mr. Rabbit.]]
* TheDragon: [[spoiler: To the Assistant.]]
* HannibalLecture: Speaks quite rationally and persuasively about his mass-murderous ideology. Ian isn't convinced, [[spoiler: but Wilson is.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: After being caught by the heroes, the Assistant orders his death.]]

[[/folder]]
[[folder: The Assistant]]

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Letts' assistant, a high-ranking member of Corvadt Industries. [[spoiler: Series 2 reveals that he was a spy in the Cold War and was a founding member of the Network as well as a close associate of Mr. Rabbit.]]

* BeardOfEvil
* DecoyLeader: [[spoiler: Such a devoted follower of Mr. Rabbit and the Network that he even carved the Rabbit symbol into his chest, so anybody who killed him would be completely convinced he was Mr. Rabbit.]]
* TheDragon: [[spoiler: To Mr. Rabbit, aka Milner.]]
* DragonInChief: Has much greater authority than Letts.
* EvilOldFolks
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler: Letts pretty much deserved his fate.]]
* SlashedThroat: [[spoiler: Grant gives him one via a piece of plastic broken off of a laptop.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: His reason for ordering Letts' death.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Lee]]

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* AffablyEvil: So affable, he can convince people to gas ''themselves'' to death.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Courtesy of his [[EyeScream spoon and various powders.]]
* SharpDressedMan
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Arby.
* TortureTechnician

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Geoff Lawson]]

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The Minister for Health, secretly working for the Network.

* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: One of the Network's least sympathetic victims.]]
* BaldOfEvil
* JerkAss

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Terrence]]

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One of three Network sleeper agents responsibly for executing their plan in series 2.

* AffablyEvil
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: How Ian deals with him.]]
* DeepCoverAgent
* {{Determinator}}
* TheDreaded
* HannibalLecture: Summarizes the Network's motives quite well in an iconic monologue in which he argues the very act of childbirth is selfish and enormously destructive.
* PsychoForHire
* SignatureScene: The HannibalLecture described above.
* WouldHurtAChild: [[SarcasmMode Generously]] offers to murder a woman's child to remove the burden he'll put on the environment. He ends up not doing so, leaving it unclear if the suggestion was literal.

[[/folder]]


!Others


[[folder: Alice]]

A schoolgirl Grant befriends.

* BreakTheCutie: Her mother is shot dead in front of her, leading her to have a complete mental breakdown.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Donaldson]]

* AssholeVictim
* ICouldaBeenAContender: He was a rising star in Corvadt Inc., until he discovered that the SARS virus was engineered, and sought to tell everyone. In response, Corvadt propped up [[HookersAndBlow a sex scandal involving him]], and he was subsequently demoted. He now wants the ''Utopia Experiments'' manuscript as leverage to strike a new deal with The Network.
* JerkAss
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk
* ManipulativeBastard: Throughout the entire series, he's been manipulating Becky to get her the ''Utopia Experiments'' manuscript under promise of treatment for her illness. [[spoiler:He's just being drugging her the whole time, and her symptoms was the body withdrawing from the opium she was actually given]].
* MoneyDearBoy: Donaldson doesn't care about what The Network are planning to do, he even on some level agrees with them: He just wants the manuscript to cut a deal with The Network, and get rich, caustically noting that a mere pension plan will not save you from the global economic meltdown that will happen once The Network's plan goes into fruition.
* TheReveal: He turned out to be the mysterious contact Becky spoke to over the phone.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Jen Dugdale]]

Michael Dugdale's unfortunate wife.

* BewareTheNiceOnes

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Anton]]

An elderly, senile Romani man.

* BunnyEarsLawyer: He seems like a confused elderly man, and only rambles in Romani. But Donaldson discovers that he cracked Deels syndrome, and how it works...only the surfaces of the basement. [[spoiler:As he's actually Phillip Carvel, he may not only would know about it, he could've been responsible for it]].
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:He's really Philip Carvel.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Anya]]

A Russian prostitute whom Dugdale unintentionally impregnates.

DeepCoverAgent: [[spoiler: So deep she even has sex with her target just to complete her disguise as a prostitute.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Bejan]]

The first member of the group to get ahold of ''The Utopia Experiments'', he is killed soon afterward.

* SacrificialLamb
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* CrazySurvivalist: Downplayed, but there's no denying that her spending every day of her life on the run from [[TheConspiracy The Network]] has made her a little unhinged.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Courtesy of [[AbusiveParents Phillip Carvel]].

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* CrazySurvivalist: Downplayed, but there's There's no denying that her spending every day of her life on the run from [[TheConspiracy The Network]] has made her a little unhinged.
* DaddysGirl: [[spoiler: Her father loved her enough that he's willing to wipe away everyone who isn't of Roma blood off the planet... just so she can be protected.]]
-->'''Milner:''' "Can't you feel ''Daddy's love'' inside you?"
* DarkActionGirl: Jessica is even more ruthless than she is skilled at physical combat.
*
DarkAndTroubledPast: Courtesy of [[AbusiveParents Phillip Carvel]].dad]] and his [[ResignationsNotAccepted disgruntled ex-coworkers]].
* {{Determinator}}: Jessica will stop at nothing to achieve her goals, and even being trapped in a cage inside an [[BlackSite ominous pyramid of doom]] for five months can't cow her.



* GoodIsNotNice: Jessica exemplifies this by insisting that the other characters cut off all contact with their loved ones and berating them for their stupidity, but succeeding in keeping them alive. On a number of occasions, she threatens to kill or seriously injure the members of the group if they step out of line.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Jessica kills anyone who could possibly be used by the Network to find her. Ian [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out on this]], and she coldly informs him that if they leave witnesses behind they'll be dead within the week.



* MeaningfulName: "Jessica Hyde" bears a resemblance to "Jekyll and Hyde," foreshadowing her dual role of good and evil and of being the carrier of Janus, the genetic trigger named after the two-faced god. In-universe, it also references the fact that she's "hiding" from the Network. Arby's real name is Pietre, "Peter", and he's Jessica's brother; Peter and Jessica... Rabbit?



* UnscrupulousHero: Has no qualms about using torture and murder quite liberally to get what she wants.

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* UnscrupulousHero: ParentalFavoritism:
-->'''Carvel:''' My love for Jessica was like a physical thing... an organ that didn't exist until she was born. And then it controlled... everything.
* SociopathicHero:
Has no qualms about using torture and murder quite liberally to get what she wants.wants.
* StalkerWithACrush: [[spoiler: Jessica for Ian. After they have sex, she slips a mobile phone inside his parka so she can track him down later on.]]
* UnflinchingWalk: After blowing up a car.




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* AntiVillain: Arguably.
* TheBadGuyWins: Almost always, [[spoiler: including in the endings of both series.]]
* BenevolentConspiracy: From their point of view.
* TheConspiracy
* ConspiracyKitchenSink: Numerous events from the deaths of Carmine Pecorelli and Airey Neave to the Three Mile Island incident are connected to the Network in one way or another.
* GovernmentConspiracy: Though not necessarily run by any government, they have various members among different governments.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Hence the name of the series.
* WellIntentionedExtremist

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An MI5 agent who aids the group.

* BigGood

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An MI5 agent who initially aids the group.

protagonists... until she's revealed in the Series 1 finale to be the true identity of [[BigBad Mr. Rabbit]].

* BigGoodTheChessmaster
* ClingyJealousGirl: Concerning Jessica Hyde; from the moment she was born, Carvel loves Jessica enough for him to have doubts about the his work, causing Milner to comment that she's "losing him". When she captures Jessica at the end of Series 1, Milner takes special delight in telling her that Janus was inside her ("Can't you feel ''Daddy's love'' inside you?"). And in Series 2, #5, when Carvel reveals that [[spoiler: he altered Janus so that Jessica would survive and carry on humanity,]]
-->'''Milner:''' ...You did this for her?



* DeepCoverAgent: [[spoiler: Appears to operate both as an actual government spy and as the head of the Network, simultaneously.]]
* DoubleAgent: [[spoiler: Infiltrates the main group opposing the Network, while acting as the Network's leader.]]
* [[spoiler: EvilOldFolks]]
* [[spoiler: EvilRedhead]]
* IHaveManyNames: Milner, Letan and [[spoiler: Mr. Rabbit]].
* LateArrivalSpoiler: [[spoiler: She's the real villain and the head of the Network. Everyone who's seen series 1 knows this, and its unavoidably to bring up in discussing series 2.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler: Her true identity as Mr. Rabbit is the main twist of the first season and is nearly impossible to avoid mentioning when talking about season 2.]]
* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist]]

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* DeepCoverAgent: [[spoiler: Appears to operate both as an actual government spy and as the head of the Network, simultaneously.simultaneously.
* [[spoiler:DiedInYourArmsTonight: Milner dies while she's being cradled by Philip Carvel.
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* DoubleAgent: [[spoiler: Infiltrates the main group opposing the Network, while acting as the Network's leader.leader.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: In the Series 2 premiere, Milner is shocked when Philip tells her that Pietre's behavior - which leads to Philip's wife having him arrested for child endangerment - is due to experiments Philip performed on him. His excuse is that Pietre was the only human test subject he had on hand.
* EvilOldFolks
* EvilRedhead: In the 70s.
* GenderMisdirection: The alias "Mr. Rabbit" neatly deflects scrutiny off of Milner.
* IHaveManyNames: Milner, Letan and Mr. Rabbit.
* LikeAGodToMe: [[spoiler:Philip Carvel]] is this to Milner.
-->'''Milner:''' I said you were a god. And you were.
* LoveMakesYouDumb: [[spoiler: Milner's love for Philip Carvel invokes this trope. He is forgiven by her for doing things (trying to leak Janus to the press on more than one occasion) that would have any other person killed by the Network. After Jessica is born, he's allowed to keep the baby. And when he reveals that his 'adjustment' to Janus nullifies the vaccine for Russian flu - meaning that 98% of humanity would be sterile and then die horribly and quickly, as opposed to the Network's original plan of 95% of humanity dying quietly over a generation or two - she ''still'' goes ahead with the plan.
]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: Milner is the woman behind the man behind the man.
* UnresolvedSexualTension:
[[spoiler: EvilOldFolks]]
* [[spoiler: EvilRedhead]]
* IHaveManyNames: Milner, Letan
Between Milner and [[spoiler: Mr. Rabbit]].
* LateArrivalSpoiler: [[spoiler: She's the real villain and the head
Philip Carvel. Milner's then-husband, Tom, calls what's going on between them a "higher" form of the Network. Everyone who's seen series 1 knows this, and its unavoidably to bring up in discussing series 2.love.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler: Her true identity as Mr. Rabbit is the main twist of the first season and is nearly impossible to avoid mentioning when talking about season 2.]]
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* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist]]WellIntentionedExtremist




[[folder: The Network in general]]

* AntiVillain: Arguably.
* BigBad
* TheBadGuyWins: Almost always, [[spoiler: including in the endings of both series.]]
* BenevolentConspiracy: From their point of view.
* TheConspiracy
* ConspiracyKitchenSink: Numerous events from the deaths of Carmine Pecorelli and Airey Neave to the Three Mile Island incident are connected to the Network in one way or another.
* GovernmentConspiracy: Though not necessarily run by any government, they have various members among different governments.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Hence the name of the series.
* WellIntentionedExtremist

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[[folder: Mr. Rabbit]]
The mysterious leader of the Network, and one of its co-founders.

[[spoiler: At the end of series 1, it is revealed that Mr. Rabbit is in fact Milner]].

[[spoiler: By the end of series 2, the identity of Mr. Rabbit has been passed on to Wilson Wilson]].

* BigBad
* TheDreaded: Milner tells terrifying stories of Mr. Rabbit's history as an assassin and spy prior to the Network, which have established them as an unstoppable and all-pervasive force, an enemy virtually impossible to fight back against - not least because nobody knows who they are.
* TheChessmaster
* WalkingSpoiler: Their secret identity is integral to the plots of both seasons.

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* TheUnfavorite: [[spoiler:Pietre / Arby]]. What makes it worse is that what makes [[spoiler:Pietre]] this to him, is something that was ''his own fault'' to begin with.

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!Protagonists
An unfortunate group of people who have ended up as targets of The Network due to their interest in a graphic novel called ''The Utopia Experiments'', as well as the allies they meet during their attempts to survive. These are the protagonists of Series/{{Utopia}}.

[[folder: Ian Johnson]]
!!! Portrayed by: Nathan Stewart-Jarrett

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An IT employee.

* {{Adorkable}}: This aspect appeals to Becky, and even ''Jessica'' of all people.
* BlackAndNerdy
-->'''Wilson:''' And you, Ian. I didn't expect you to be so...
-->'''Ian:''' Tall?
-->'''Wilson:''' No... black. ''Awkward silence.''
* TheEveryman
* NerdsAreSexy

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Becky]]
!!!Portrayed by: Alexandra Roach

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A grad student who is convinced her father's mysterious death from a terminal illness is connected to ''The Utopia Experiments''.

* BrokenBird: [[spoiler: Her impending death from Deel's syndrome leads her into depression, especially near the end of season 2.]]
* CoolBigSis: Is this to Grant and Alice.
* DeadpanSnarker: Mixes it with ClusterFBomb.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: To escape a painful death from Deel's syndrome. Turns out she's actually healthy; Ian barely saves her from overdosing.]]
* IllGirl: [[spoiler: Inherits Deel's syndrome from her father, but thankfully survives.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Wilson Wilson]]
!!!Portrayed by: Adeel Akhtar

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A survivalist and conspiracy theorist.

* {{Adorkable}}
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Subverted. [[spoiler:It's not the torture itself that turns him into the dark side, ironically, it's when he hears the reason ''why'' it happened and why his father is killed from the organisation that did it, that he switches sides. Ian even points out to him when they spell out their agenda those very same incidents to dissuade him from considering their viewpoint. It doesn't work]].
* [[spoiler: BigBad:]] [[spoiler: Takes over where Milner left off in this position.]]
* ConspiracyTheorist: [[ProperlyParanoid Who happens to be correct]].
* EyeScream: His first encounter with the Network ends with his right eye been scooped out with a spoon.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: By the end of series 1, he converts to the Network's philosophy. By the end of series 2, he has become Mr. Rabbit.]]
* FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler: Begins as little more than a nerdy guy poking his nose dangerously deeply into conspiracy theories. Ends up as the mastermind of a genocidal plot.]]
* ItGetsEasier: He manages to shoot Lee, although it was in a panic and a life-or-death situation, when the latter clearly demonstrated that ColdBloodedTorture was not an issue for him. [[spoiler:The next time, he threw up before getting the stomach to kill Ian's brother and two MI-5 agents. By the finale, he's more than confident enough to eliminate two {{Sleeper Agent}}s still at their cover job, and kills Lee without batting an eye]].
* NiceHat
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: Shot and left for dead by Jessica at the end of series 1, but survives into series 2.]]
* ProperlyParanoid: Pretty much the premise of the show.
* RuleOfSymbolism: The spoon he carries (or rather is given) is a reminder of the trauma he received from the Network and his limitations. [[spoiler:When he kills Lee, he looks at it more confidently, signifying his shift into ruthlessness]].
* SharpDressedMan: In series 2.
* TheUnfettered: [[spoiler:Eventually dives into this by Season 2]].
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler: Possibly the biggest in the series.]]


[[/folder]]

[[folder: Grant Leetham]]

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A troubled 11-year-old who comes into possession of ''The Utopia Experiments'' after its owner is murdered by the Network's assassins.

* BadassAdorable:[[spoiler:Took out two of the top brass of the Network all by himself]].
* BrattyHalfPint
* EmoTeen: Jessica dresses him up as one as a disguise. He's annoyed, to say the least.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: In addition to specific cases like leading Arby to kill Alice's mother, Grant also [[spoiler: might have caused the death of almost all of humanity by shooting Milner at the end of series 2.]]

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[[folder: Michael Dugdale]]

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A put-upon civil servant who becomes embroiled in the conspiracy after the Network begins blackmailing him about an affair in which he impregnated a Russian prostitute.

* TheAtoner: To some extent. His heroism, if it can be called that, comes not as much from trying to improve himself as from fearing for his life and trying to save face after being humiliated repeatedly. By the end of series 2, however, it's clear that he's genuinely improved relations with his wife and has become much braver and more selfless.
* TheChewToy
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: When it comes to his family, he'll throw anyone under the bus to save them. He tips the police off to Grant arriving at his house, [[spoiler:after he's falsely accused of a school shooting, and has a female scientist killed by Network thugs [[SheKnowsTooMuch when she gets a little too close to uncovering Russian flu and tells him]]]].
* ClassicalAntiHero: Though definitely a bit of an asshole, he's mostly just cowardly and incompetent rather than immoral.
* TheDogBitesBack: After long enough, he stands up to Geoff, and [[spoiler: kills Anya in self-defense seemingly as an impulse. Too little, too late, however; Wilson is still able to keep him under control by threatening his family]].
* ExtremeDoormat
* NotAfraidOfYouAnymore: Ultimately overcomes his submission to Geoff.
* YourCheatingHeart: Slept with a Russian prostitute, and impregnated her. [[spoiler: Except she's neither Russian, nor is she pregnant apparently]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Jessica Hyde]]
!!! Portrayed by: Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Aine Garvey (Young)

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The main target of the Network, Jessica Hyde is the daughter of Philip Carvel, the author of ''The Utopia Experiments''.

* AbusiveParents: Regards Phillip Carvel as one. [[GuineaPigFamily And rightfully]] [[LivingMacGuffin so]].
* ActionGirl
* BrokenBird: Her caretaker / trainer was killed [[HarmfulToMinors before her very eyes as a teenager]]. [[spoiler:By her big brother, no less]]. [[BadDreams She still has nightmares about it in adulthood]].
* CrazySurvivalist: Downplayed, but there's no denying that her spending every day of her life on the run from [[TheConspiracy The Network]] has made her a little unhinged.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Courtesy of [[AbusiveParents Phillip Carvel]].
* HypocriticalHumour: When Ian gets a little apprehensive with her, she, the emotionally-stunted woman with NoSocialSkills, asks him: "Why are you being so ''odd''?"
* LivingMacGuffin: [[spoiler: Carvel hid Janus within her blood.]]
* NoSocialSkills: She employs BrutalHonesty and often thinks MurderIsTheBestSolution for nearly everything. Including petty arguments. Even her expressing attraction comes off as incredibly disconcerting and unnatural. Given the life she had, you could hardly blame her.
* UnscrupulousHero: Has no qualms about using torture and murder quite liberally to get what she wants.
* WaifFu: She easily kills The Tramp, who's larger and stands at a head taller than her, by grabbing a cloth, tying it around his neck, bringing him to the ground, and choking him to death with it.

[[/folder]]


!The Network
The mysterious organization at the centre of a massive conspiracy, willing to dispose of anyone who gets in its way. These are the antagonists of Series/{{Utopia}}.


[[folder: Milner]]
!!! Portrayed by: Geraldine James, Rose Leslie (Young)

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An MI5 agent who aids the group.

* BigGood
* CoolOldLady
* DeepCoverAgent: [[spoiler: Appears to operate both as an actual government spy and as the head of the Network, simultaneously.]]
* DoubleAgent: [[spoiler: Infiltrates the main group opposing the Network, while acting as the Network's leader.]]
* [[spoiler: EvilOldFolks]]
* [[spoiler: EvilRedhead]]
* IHaveManyNames: Milner, Letan and [[spoiler: Mr. Rabbit]].
* LateArrivalSpoiler: [[spoiler: She's the real villain and the head of the Network. Everyone who's seen series 1 knows this, and its unavoidably to bring up in discussing series 2.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler: Her true identity as Mr. Rabbit is the main twist of the first season and is nearly impossible to avoid mentioning when talking about season 2.]]
* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist]]
* WideEyedIdealist: Deconstructed in her backstory. [[spoiler: She's seen horrible things in her life even before her involvement with Carvel and creation of the Network. So when Carvel presents a scheme to save the world, no matter the cost. Milner goes ahead with it, and ''still'' pushes forward with it even after her initial objections around what Carvel intended to do, and even beyond Carvel's own objections, no matter how many people she has to put in bodybags. And it's thousands of them by the sound of it]].

[[/folder]]


[[folder: The Network in general]]

* AntiVillain: Arguably.
* BigBad
* TheBadGuyWins: Almost always, [[spoiler: including in the endings of both series.]]
* BenevolentConspiracy: From their point of view.
* TheConspiracy
* ConspiracyKitchenSink: Numerous events from the deaths of Carmine Pecorelli and Airey Neave to the Three Mile Island incident are connected to the Network in one way or another.
* GovernmentConspiracy: Though not necessarily run by any government, they have various members among different governments.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Hence the name of the series.
* WellIntentionedExtremist

[[/folder]]
[[folder: Mr. Rabbit]]
The mysterious leader of the Network, and one of its co-founders.

[[spoiler: At the end of series 1, it is revealed that Mr. Rabbit is in fact Milner]].

[[spoiler: By the end of series 2, the identity of Mr. Rabbit has been passed on to Wilson Wilson]].

* BigBad
* TheDreaded: Milner tells terrifying stories of Mr. Rabbit's history as an assassin and spy prior to the Network, which have established them as an unstoppable and all-pervasive force, an enemy virtually impossible to fight back against - not least because nobody knows who they are.
* TheChessmaster
* WalkingSpoiler: Their secret identity is integral to the plots of both seasons.

[[/folder]]
[[folder: Philip Carvel]]

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A brilliant scientist, the other co-founder of the Network, and the author of ''The Utopia Experiments''.

* AbusiveParents: Used his own children for scientific experiments, resulting in one becoming an emotionless sociopath and the other socially stunted and largely unscrupulous. He insists that he loves Jessica, however, even though [[spoiler: he plants a bioweapon inside of her, making her the target of a ruthless genocidal conspiracy.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: As [[spoiler:Anton]].
* DeadpanSnarker: When he was younger.
* EvilutionaryBiologist: Downplayed. [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Traumatized]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII by man's brutality to man]], he went as far as to [[GuineaPigFamily experiment on his own children]], to diminish the impulse of violence - [[GoneHorriblyWrong but it backfired horribly]]. He also wrote a paper on eugenics advocating a human cull and all but stated that during the creation of Janus, he wanted it adjusted to work on 95%-98% of the world's population, choosing one ethnic group to survive, to the shock of his colleagues. [[spoiler:He later reveals that he went ahead with it anyway, but expresses deep regret over this, and can't even mention the adjustment without breaking down, and it is eventually discovered that the Roma people are immune to Janus]].
-->'''Philip Carvel:''' I only wanted to help evolution...
* ForScience
* InsufferableGenius: He's smart. And he knows it. This stops when his ideas start making headway in the Network, and he starts having second thoughts. [[SanitySlippage He eventually loses his marbles altogether]].
* JerkAss: He's very abrasive. Certainly so in his youth. [[spoiler:Then there's that whole "let the human race die horribly, except for the Roma people" thing. But then, by the end even he realised how fucked up that plan was]].
* MadArtist: He's a talented artist as well, and created "The Utopia Experiments" in the form of a comic book/manuscript. However, he went insane shortly after completing them.
* MadScientist: By the end of his career.
* SanitySlippage: By the time he writes ''The Utopia Experiments''.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: As [[spoiler: Anton]]. Played with as by that point, he is genuinely mentally unstable.
* TheUnfavorite: [[spoiler:Pietre / Arby]]. What makes it worse is that what makes [[spoiler:Pietre]] this to him, is something that was ''his own fault'' to begin with.

[[/folder]]
[[folder: Arby]]

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An assassin employed by the Network, who soon discovers he has a more personal connection to the organization than it first appeared.

[[spoiler: He eventually finds out that he's really the son of Network founder Philip Carvel, and the brother of Jessica Hyde. His real name is Pietre.]]

* AmbiguousDisorder: Appears to be essentially sociopathic, with difficulty speaking and breathing. His mannerisms are in general very awkward and forced.
* InsistentTerminology: [[spoiler: After discovering his real name, he refuses to be called Arby again]].
* TheSociopath
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Lee.
* WouldHurtAChild: Would kill one. That said, it seems to spark his eventual rebellion against the Network.

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[[folder: Conran Letts]]

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A high-ranking member of Corvadt Industries.

* AlasPoorVillain: Though not be much, he's a bit more sympathetic than the rest of the Network.
* AssholeVictim
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* DecoyLeader: [[spoiler: First appears to be the head of the Network. Then it turns out The Assistant is really his master. ''Then'' it turns out the Assistant is a decoy of Mr. Rabbit.]]
* TheDragon: [[spoiler: To the Assistant.]]
* HannibalLecture: Speaks quite rationally and persuasively about his mass-murderous ideology. Ian isn't convinced, [[spoiler: but Wilson is.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: After being caught by the heroes, the Assistant orders his death.]]

[[/folder]]
[[folder: The Assistant]]

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Letts' assistant, a high-ranking member of Corvadt Industries. [[spoiler: Series 2 reveals that he was a spy in the Cold War and was a founding member of the Network as well as a close associate of Mr. Rabbit.]]

* BeardOfEvil
* DecoyLeader: [[spoiler: Such a devoted follower of Mr. Rabbit and the Network that he even carved the Rabbit symbol into his chest, so anybody who killed him would be completely convinced he was Mr. Rabbit.]]
* TheDragon: [[spoiler: To Mr. Rabbit, aka Milner.]]
* DragonInChief: Has much greater authority than Letts.
* EvilOldFolks
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler: Letts pretty much deserved his fate.]]
* SlashedThroat: [[spoiler: Grant gives him one via a piece of plastic broken off of a laptop.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: His reason for ordering Letts' death.]]

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[[folder: Lee]]

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* AffablyEvil: So affable, he can convince people to gas ''themselves'' to death.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Courtesy of his [[EyeScream spoon and various powders.]]
* SharpDressedMan
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Arby.
* TortureTechnician

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Geoff Lawson]]

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The Minister for Health, secretly working for the Network.

* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: One of the Network's least sympathetic victims.]]
* BaldOfEvil
* JerkAss

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Terrence]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Nothing produces carbon like a first-world human, yet you created one. Why would you do that?"'']]

One of three Network sleeper agents responsibly for executing their plan in series 2.

* AffablyEvil
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: How Ian deals with him.]]
* DeepCoverAgent
* {{Determinator}}
* TheDreaded
* HannibalLecture: Summarizes the Network's motives quite well in an iconic monologue in which he argues the very act of childbirth is selfish and enormously destructive.
* PsychoForHire
* SignatureScene: The HannibalLecture described above.
* WouldHurtAChild: [[SarcasmMode Generously]] offers to murder a woman's child to remove the burden he'll put on the environment. He ends up not doing so, leaving it unclear if the suggestion was literal.

[[/folder]]


!Others


[[folder: Alice]]

A schoolgirl Grant befriends.

* BreakTheCutie: Her mother is shot dead in front of her, leading her to have a complete mental breakdown.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Donaldson]]

* AssholeVictim
* ICouldaBeenAContender: He was a rising star in Corvadt Inc., until he discovered that the SARS virus was engineered, and sought to tell everyone. In response, Corvadt propped up [[HookersAndBlow a sex scandal involving him]], and he was subsequently demoted. He now wants the ''Utopia Experiments'' manuscript as leverage to strike a new deal with The Network.
* JerkAss
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk
* ManipulativeBastard: Throughout the entire series, he's been manipulating Becky to get her the ''Utopia Experiments'' manuscript under promise of treatment for her illness. [[spoiler:He's just being drugging her the whole time, and her symptoms was the body withdrawing from the opium she was actually given]].
* MoneyDearBoy: Donaldson doesn't care about what The Network are planning to do, he even on some level agrees with them: He just wants the manuscript to cut a deal with The Network, and get rich, caustically noting that a mere pension plan will not save you from the global economic meltdown that will happen once The Network's plan goes into fruition.
* TheReveal: He turned out to be the mysterious contact Becky spoke to over the phone.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Jen Dugdale]]

Michael Dugdale's unfortunate wife.

* BewareTheNiceOnes

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Anton]]

An elderly, senile Romani man.

* BunnyEarsLawyer: He seems like a confused elderly man, and only rambles in Romani. But Donaldson discovers that he cracked Deels syndrome, and how it works...only the surfaces of the basement. [[spoiler:As he's actually Phillip Carvel, he may not only would know about it, he could've been responsible for it]].
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:He's really Philip Carvel.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Anya]]

A Russian prostitute whom Dugdale unintentionally impregnates.

DeepCoverAgent: [[spoiler: So deep she even has sex with her target just to complete her disguise as a prostitute.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Bejan]]

The first member of the group to get ahold of ''The Utopia Experiments'', he is killed soon afterward.

* SacrificialLamb
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