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Vice President Natalie Maccabee

Played by: Sharon Stone

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

  • Action Politician: During the hostage crisis in Paris, she secures a cockscrew in the theater lounge and uses it to stab a terrorist in the chest.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: She's based on the possibility that someday a woman could be in the White House as a vice president given the upcoming American presidential elections.
  • No Party Given: The show doesn't indicate if she's a Democrat or a Republican. Given that she was created based on Hillary Clinton, it's possible that she's a Democrat.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Vice-President Maccabee believes her husband, not long before his death, was cheating on her again. In fact, he was meeting with a woman who may be part of the "Shadow Government" cabal.

Agent John Case aka "Agent X"

Played by: John Case

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

  • Broken Pedestal: Once he finds out that Raymond Marks is actually Nicholas Volker.
  • Elites Are More Glamorous: Used to be with the Green Berets prior to his recruitment to the program.
  • Generation Xerox: With some irony in it. His supposedly deceased father used to be one back in the Cold War, but has decided to stay hidden in order to protect his family.
  • Omniglot: Can speak English, Farsi, French, Russian and Spanish. Justified since as a special forces/black ops operator, one must be able to communicate in a variety of languages.
  • Weapon of Choice: Used a Smith & Wesson Sigma when he first joined the program before he moved to a Walther P99. He later settles with the HK P30.

Chief Steward Malcolm Millar

Played by: Gerald McRaney

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

  • Good Is Not Nice: He has interfered in John Case's life directly and indirectly, in the name of keeping his "Agent X" focusing on his Section 5 duties.
  • Retired Badass: Used to be an Agent X operator in his younger days.
  • Weapon of Choice: Uses a SIG-Sauer P229R, sometimes outfitted with a suppressor. He also uses a M14 EBR.

    American Government 

President Thomas Eckhart

Played by: John Shea

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

  • Good Is Not Nice: Eckhart tolerated the death of the Russian president near the end of the 1st season. Season 2 plans would have him go forward to a faction of Agent Xs to ensure control over the US.
  • He Knows Too Much: The conspiracy and Nikolas Volker suborned a Secret Service Agent to attempt to kill him in "Long Walk Home", in part because he and his Vice-President are aware of moves to subvert the Constitution.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Allows Maccabbee to act on her findings with S5 once she was able to bring in convincing proof of conspirators in the government against him.
  • No Party Given: The show doesn't indicate if he's a Democrat or a Republican. Given that Maccabbee was created based on Hillary Clinton, it's possible that he's a Democrat.

Chief Justice Caleb Thorne

Played by: James Earl Jones

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

  • Older and Wiser: Helps Maccabbee to ensure her of her position as S5 head when he tells her that the organization is technically legal under the US constitution.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Maccabbee consults him from time to time when she was in doubt over S5's actions.
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    Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Director Stanton

Played by: Jamey Sheridan

The current director of the FBI.

    Antagonists 

Nicholas Volker aka Raymond Marks

Played by: Andrew Howard

A world-class criminal on various law enforcement wanted lists. No one knows how he looks like. He was formerly an Agent X operator by the name of Raymond Marks.

  • Big Bad: The one responsible for orchestrating most of the show's events. He turns out to be John's predecessor as Agent X, Raymond Marks.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: During the hostage crisis in Paris, Volker taunts the Russian Prime Minister by reminding him of his hatred of Russian intervention in Eastern Ukraine.
  • Face–Heel Turn: According to Eckhart, he "went rogue" and survived an assassination attempt to become a major figure in the realm of international organized crime.
  • Meaningful Name: Volker is Teutonic, which means "People's Defender". He himself explains the significance of his surname to Case.
  • Rogue Agent: Went rogue after he was "forced" to place a suspect under WITSEC custody. He didn't take it too well.
  • The Ghost: Law enforcement and intelligence agencies were not able to properly ID him. That is, until he revealed himself to Case in Mexico.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Volker doesn't consider himself a criminal or terrorist but rather a folk hero. Thus his alias "Volker" meaning "Of the people". As a former Agent X, he describes himself as now acting as "Agent X for the world."
    • He also wants to help Case avoid making the same mistakes he made.

Olga Petrovka

Played by: Olga Fonda

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

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