Characters from Volition's Agents of Mayhem, a Spin-Off of the Saints Row series. For tropes related to these characters' Saints Row incarnations, check here.
M.A.Y.H.E.M. (Multinational AgencY Hunting Evil Masterminds)
Carnage a Trois
Voiced by: Cherise Boothe
A former marine drill instructor who joined MAYHEM after she learned that the military was going to work with LEGION.
- The Atoner: Braddock heaped abuse after abuse on her recruits with the intent of turning them into supersoldiers - which they did in the worst way possible. Her entire motivation is assassinating them for putting the skills they learned from her to use as terrorists and war-criminals, even if it means walking into a deathtrap.FRIDAY: Janel, don't—it's suicide!BRADDOCK: Steph, I molded these men. I have a part in this. Now I gotta undo what they done. Can you understand?
- Butch Lesbian: Especially when compared to Friday.
- Cigar Chomper: It even doubles as a target marker for her Kill Sat!
- Cool Shades: As can be seen. She, however, actually can be seen not wearing them in her introductory cutscene, unlike Gat.
- Court-Martialed: She was shown to have been given a dishonorable discharge by the U.S.M.C. during her introductory cutscene. It is implied that after she accidentally witnessed her trainees being recruited into LEGION, certain people within the U.S. military arranged her dismissal on false charges in order to hide their secret allegiance to LEGION.
- Drill Instructor Nasty: She used to be a drill instructor and her discipline of her recruits was so sadistic that it drove them to join Legion.
- Firing One-Handed: She fires her rifle with a single arm. Arguably ironic for a drill instructor...
- Heel Realization: In her personal mission, after dealing with the last of her traitorous trainees, she begins to wonder if she went too far in hazing them.
- Villain Has a Point: When Hauser brings up his Noodle Incident with Braddock, with Daisy listening:HAUSER: No...well...partly. It was about the time you made me eat that honeybun outta the latrine.DAISY: See, I KNEW you did some sadistic shit!HAUSER: Who was that?'BRADDOCK: It was a test, Daisy. I told him I wanted the latrine so clean he could eat a honeybun outta it.DAISY: (not buying the "test" line) Still, gross.
- Villain Has a Point: When Hauser brings up his Noodle Incident with Braddock, with Daisy listening:
- Hidden Depths: Her favorite genre of music? Smooth jazz. Seriously.
- Kill Sat: Her Mayhem ability allows her to use a laser satellite against her enemies.
- Knife Nut: Her melee weapon is a combat knife and she knows how to use.
- Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Downplayed Trope - it's a possibility given Hauser revealing the bone he has to pick with her, but it's never outright stated and the other LEGION members from B Company didn't express quite the same detest and reasoning as him (one even suggested that Braddock join LEGION instead). Hauser could have just tangentially grown to really hate her and chosen to join LEGION.
- Official Couple: She's dating Friday.
- Psycho Lesbian: Of the "psychotic who just so happens to be a lesbian" variety, as her relationship with Friday is a redeeming quality.
- Semper Fi: Naturally, this means she has a friendly rivalry with MAYHEM's former U.S. Navy agent, Hardtack.
- Stepping-Stone Sword: When near a wall, she can use her combat knife to pull herself up a ways.
- Straight Gay: Has shown no interest romantically in men and is dating a member of staff.
- Sword and Gun: Holds her energy rifle in her right hand while leaving her left filled with a combat knife which she'll use for melee attacks.
Voiced by: Misty Lee
A perpetually drunk and ill tempered derby girl.
- The Alcoholic: Daisy has two states of being: drunk, or hung-over.
- Amazonian Beauty: Is (in her own words) "built like a brick shithouse" and plenty of people in-story find her attractive.
- Blood Knight: She joined Mayhem because she liked fighting.
- Boisterous Bruiser / Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Daisy may be brash, ill-tempered, and consistently drunk/wasted, but she does her best to look out for the needs of the other agents.
- Everyone Has Standards: She thinks the Noodle Incident Braddock put her traitorous former trainee, Hauser, through, was gross:HAUSER: No...well...partly. It was about the time you made me eat that honeybun outta the latrine.DAISY: See, I KNEW you did some sadistic shit!HAUSER: Who was that?DAISY: (not buying the "test" line) Still, gross.
- Foe-Tossing Charge: Her special ability boosts her speed and lets her automatically body-check enemies she gets close to while her gun cools down.
- Gatling Good: Daisy fights with a gatling gun and her Mayhem ability allows her to shoot fireworks from it. While she doesn't need to reload, it instead overheats if she fires it too much.
- Hidden Depths: She listens to a lot of classic rock.
- The Lad-ette: Her only real interests in life are drinking, fighting, and fucking.
- Lightning Bruiser: As a Roller Derby girl, she can hit hard and fast.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Daisy's personal mission has her go on a revenge spree against Legion after she learns that Legion launched a devastating attack against her hometown of Chicago.
- Vengeance Feels Empty: At the end of the above personal mission, she expresses this, realizing that nothing she did changed anything.
- What Did I Do Last Night?: Her introductory mission is framed as sepia-toned flashbacks to the previous night of hard drinking, as she tries to retrace her steps to get a clue to LEGION's activities.
Voiced by: Mark Allan Stewart
A genius former KGB operative who was modified as part of a super-soldier program to have ice powers. For tropes relating to Oleg Kirlov of the Third Street Saints, check here.
- An Ice Person: Yeti's powers all revolve around freezing and shattering enemies.
- Can't Have Sex, Ever: According to him, his powers prevent him from ever being able to have sex. Daisy's...input makes him guess an insulated condom might make it possible.
- For Want of a Nail: In this universe, Oleg volunteered for a government experiment rather than being captured by the Morningstar against his will.
- Freeze Ray: He uses a gun that sprays ice to freeze his enemies.
- Genius Bruiser: Intelligent, well-read, can crush your head one-handed.
- Hidden Depths: He's a big fan of Rap Rock and gets defensive when others mock it.
- Husky Russkie: Even before the experiment he was already freakishly huge.
- Mighty Glacier: Pun aside, he isn't terribly agile but he's got several times more hitpoints than any other playable character.
- Overheating: Ironically, despite using a Freeze Ray. Much like Fortune's guns, he doesn't need to reload unless he shoots too much continuously. Instead when his gun over, uh...freezes, he is forced to reload it or consume for a powerful melee attack or cause his special ability to do damage.
- Recoil Boost: His version of the double jump and air dash has him point the gun downwards and firing it to blast him around.
- Smart People Play Chess: He and Kingpin are oftentimes seen playing chess in their off-hours. He's playing it in his introductory cutscene as well.
- Super Soldier: He volunteered for a Russian super soldier program that gave him ice powers. He's also the only one since other takers went insane from the experiment and non-takers probably aren't taking it because it prevents them from having sex.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He wears pants and boots, but no shirt. Some of his alternate outfits avert this.
Voiced by: Melanie Minichino
A sky pirate who is inseparable from her attack drone, Glory.
- Attack Drone: Glory, which periodically zaps enemies in combat. Her Mayhem ability has it fly around and stun all enemies within the vicinity.
- Bottomless Magazines: Her energy pistols never need to reload, but they do suffer from Overheating. When the heat meter fills up, they fire powerful explosive rounds for a short time, then they are rendered unusable until they've cooled off.
- Companion Cube: Fortune frequently addresses comments to Glory, despite it not having the capacity to speak. She asks Gremlin to try to make another drone like it so Glory can have an alike companion.
- Fragile Speedster: She is agile but also has low health values.
- Guns Akimbo: She uses two energy pistols as her main weapon.
- Oh, Crap!: Has one during a random agent conversation, where after being impressed and surprised by Daisy's hard-drinking last night and ability to still go out on the field, Daisy mentions that she saw her and Red Card making out at the bar. She then proceeds to fake interference and hangs-up.
- Overheating: Fortune doesn't have to reload, but her guns will overheat from being fired too often. The period of unusability can't even be avoided by switching agents - she'll be back at the same moment of time while her guns were overheated once you switch back to her.
- Note that after overheating, there is a short period before the guns lock up when her pistols function like revolvers (low fire rate but boosted damage).
- Secret Test of Thieving Skill: How she was brought into Mayhem. She was tasked with stealing Glory and succeeded, becoming part of the team as a result.
- Ship Tease: With Red Card, of all people, though Daisy was incredibly drunk at the time. Granted, Fortune's reaction to it is telling.
- Sky Pirate: She's a futuristic pirate and thief-for-hire who often makes pirate references in her dialog, but she's more this than a Space Pirate.
Voiced by: T.C. Carson
A former US Navyman who joined Mayhem after Legion destroyed his ship.
- Badass Beard: A thick Seadog Beard that helps solidify his "man of the sea" image.
- Blade on a Stick: He uses a technologically-enhanced harpoon that can be swung as a melee weapon as well as being tossed to teleport enemies to him. He can also use it to wall-jump.
- Blood Knight: Out of the Franchise Force characters' missions, Fortune tries to find useful information on LEGION, Hollywood wants to find a DVD of him acting in pornography which he'd rather not be remembered, and Hardtack...just wants to kill a bunch of LEGION, and does so.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Hardtack is one of the friendliest agents and loves fighting.
- Eyepatch of Power: Wears what the announcement trailer claims is a "tactical eyepatch". It also helps with his "man of the sea" motif. It's also completely cosmetic as he has both eyes.
- Hidden Depths: Claims to have this, after Fortune mentions about not doing anything significant outside of her normal work for M.A.Y.H.E.M. with her talents in her personal mission.
- Incoming Ham: Hardtack's arrival in the announcement trailer is heralded with him shouting "Ahoy, motherfuckers!"
- Meaningful Name: Hardtack's real name, Ishmael, is from Moby-Dick, one of the most famous works about people who live on the sea.
- Mighty Glacier: As one of the game's designated tanking characters, he is physically hardy but less mobile compared to other characters.
- Oblivious to Love: Gremlin is very obviously into him, but he can't see it.
- Revenge: He joined Mayhem to avenge his fleet, which Legion decimated on Devil's Night.
- Short-Range Shotgun: Seriously, his shotgun can't damage anything past like 6 feet. Downplayed Trope with the weapon ability that improves his shotgun's range at the cost of some damage.
- Shotguns Are Just Better: He uses a shotgun as his weapon with a mine launcher attachment that he activates for his Limit Break.
- You Will Not Evade Me: He can use his Teleharpoon ability to warp enemies to him. Alternatively, he can invert by knocking an opponent away with Boomharpoon (who then, per the name, explode).
Voiced by: Trevor Devall
An actor who joined Mayhem as a publicity stunt to save his failing career.
- Abhorrent Admirer: Hollywood is interested in Fortune, who finds him annoying at best.
- Ascended Fanboy: Of Johnny Gat, to Gat's annoyance.
- Anything That Moves: Hollywood is pansexual, although, defying stereotypes, he prefers monogamous relationships.
- It's rumored he slept with Carol from HR. This is arguably impressive in it's own way considering everyone else seem to fear her, and not altogether unlikely since he hasn't gotten in trouble with HR despite being a self-absorbed pansexual that sounds like an HR incident waiting to happen.
- Bottomless Magazines: One of his upgrades makes his assault rifle infinite during his Mayhem skill.
- Cool Shades: Dons a pair during his Mayhem skill.
- Expy: Basically he is a more competent version of Josh Birk
- The Face: Subverted. Hollywood considers himself the public face of Mayhem, but none of the other agents see him that way. His main purpose is to justify any collateral damage done by Mayhem to the press.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Nearly everyone else in Mayhem can't stand Hollywood. His sometimes-girlfriend Daisy seems to be the only one who likes him.
- Having a Blast: Hollywood's Mayhem ability, Action Hero, has him put on sunglasses, causing everything to explode around him.HOLLYWOOD: Cue the action music!
- I Just Shot Marvin in the Face: His career started to decline when he accidentally shot and killed a co-star while spinning his loaded gun. Ultor and Mayhem covered it up.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: He's a generalist who has largely average statistics and a decently-ranged weapon.
- Old Shame: An in-universe example: Hollywood is embarrassed by his previous career as a porn star. When in the "Franchise Force" mission with Fortune and Hardtack, he tries to recover a career-damaging porn movie that a "deranged fan" sold to LEGION before it can go public. Fortune finds it and seeing they're still "Live Streaming" uploads it onto their Streams instead, earning the ire of Carol from HR.
- Perma-Stubble: While a lot of artwork portrays him as just looking clean-shaven, a thin layer of stubble can be seen on his face in-game, Jon Hamm-style. This is most obvious when he uses his Mayhem ability with all the light coming off of the multitude of explosions in the cutscene.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Hollywood is incredibly full of himself. For example, his compliment lines are all praising himself instead of others. However, he doesn't seem to be particularly skilled in anything beyond fighting Legion.
- Social Media Before Reason: Hollywood loves using his phone. An idle animation is pretty much him taking a selfie, as shown by the picture here. This makes it fairly likely he'll be rudely photographing himself while you stand around at the Ark listening to other people.
- Unfortunate Names: Rod Stone sounds more like a porn name than Hollywood's actual Porn Name, Gregory Prickinton.
Voiced by: Arif S. Kinchen
Pierce Washington rose to fame when he peacefully united the three gangs of Stilwater under his banner. Pierce led the gangs against the Ministry of Gluttony's invasion of Stilwater, which brought him to Persephone's attention when she turned against Legion. For tropes relating to Pierce Washington of the Third Street Saints, check here.
- Adaptational Badass: While Pierce was never incompetent, he wasn't held in very high regard in the original Saints Row timeline. Here, he's gone from the local Butt-Monkey to a powerful, respected gang leader and valued MAYHEM member.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: One of his alternate outfits is the sleek yellow-and-black suit worn by Warren Williams in Saints Row.
- Bribing Your Way to Victory: In-Universe. He united the Stilwater gangs by going to the leaders and offering them huge piles of cash if they agreed to wear his colors and end the inter-gang warfare. It worked.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: On Devil's Night, he, Tanya, Price and Hector met the forces the Ministry of Gluttony sent, then used his cell phone to call out the forces on the rooftops waiting to ambush them."LEGION never knew what hit them."
- Flare Gun: Or "Flair Gun" as he calls it. One of his weapon upgrades gives him one of these.
- For Want of a Nail: In this universe, since there were no Saints for him to join, Pierce joined the Vice Kings instead, and rose through the ranks until he was chosen to take over as leader after Benjamin King's death. Then he took over the whole city using the power of cash.
- Foil: To the Boss. Both succeeded in turning all of Stilwater one colour on the map screen, but while the Boss did it through a violent and bloody takeover, Pierce did it without firing a shot simply by paying the other gangs a boatload of money to join him, and even managed to retain Tanya and Big Tony as lieutenants.
- Gangsta Style: To the extent that his bio officially lists his weapon as "Sideways SMG." This is also gets a Lampshade Hanging in his recruitment mission where Claymore complains he's taken the SMG without being trained on it.
- Ghost Memory: He asks Yeti if he's been to Stilwater, because he feels like they've met before.
- Involuntary Dance: His Mayhem ability summons a boombox that causes all surrounding enemies to dance, leaving them completely open.
- Musical Assassin: His Mayhem ability lets him summon a boombox that forces enemies close to it to dance, rendering them defenseless. Some of his unlockables boost it to make it even more lethal.
- New Money: On one hand, he's a fantastically rich man who has the entire city of Stilwater in the palm of his hands and a big fancy meeting room in a skyscraper. On the other, he's still a Gang Banger. Which is why, rather than dealing with Persephone in aforementioned skyscraper HQ, they're negotiating at Freckle Bitch's. Why? Because watching Persephone's disgust with fast food is funny.
- Swiss Army Gun: Depending on what upgrade he has equipped for his gun, it functions as an SMG, a Plasma Thrower that fires a charged shot or a flare gun that fires an explosive blast that deals damage over time to anyone it hits.
- Throwaway Guns: His reload has him toss his gun to the ground and letting a new one warp into his hands and his special ability is to toss his gun like a grenade. He also drops his gun when entering a car.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: A universe-crossing example - he's essentially taken the place of both the Boss and Ben King in this universe, and apparently had successful record deals. It's everything main-universe Pierce could have ever dreamed of.
Voiced by: Matthew Yang King
A former Yakuza assassin who turned against his crime family when he learned that they were working with LEGION's Ministry of Greed.
- Armor-Piercing Question: Utterly averted when Hollywood asks if Oni ever takes off his mask, while Oni answers with fairly logical situations like eating or while he's with his family...and then asks Hollywood the same question, obviously referring to Hollywood's constantly visible egomania. Hollywood just doesn't get what he was asked and assumes the question has a far more mystical meaning he's missing.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Many of his costumes, including his default one, have him wear a nice and fancy suit.
- Cool Mask: He wears an ornamental oni mask over his mouth. Oni's Mayhem ability is twisting the mask, which causes all of the surrounding enemies to panic. In random agent conversations, Hardtack asks him why he wears the mask. He says it's for many reasons, such as cultural relevance, an iconic look, and striking fear into the hearts of his enemies. "Also, it looks totally badass."
- Cooldown Manipulation: Fear Tactic resets its cooldown if it is used as the deathblow.
- Critical Hit Class: His kit is all about dealing critical damage and scoring headshots. His special skill is an autocrit that will automatically reset upon scoring a kill or debuffs the enemy if they survive.
- Death Glare: His Intimidating Glare passive slows down enemies in his line of sight.
- Defector from Decadence: He turned against the Yakuza after they allied with LEGION.
- Expy: He is heavily inspired by John Wick, being an assassin with an efficient fighting style and is feared by his enemies.
- There's also the act of him killing somebody with something very improbable (i.e. John having killed four people with a pencil, while Oni killing several people with items from around the building. See Noodle Incident.
- Genius Bonus: Why one of his upgrades is called Kanabo Enhancement - oni in Japanese myth are associated with using kanabos (a large club weapon) to the point there's a saying about giving a kanabo to an oni (making the strong even mightier).
- Kill Streak: Pretty good at getting these quickly considering his special ability has its cooldown reset if it is used as the killing blow.
- If you get the Elite Tech for Oni and apply it to his special ability, you get two charges. Which means you can afford at least one combo-breaking mistake periodically.
- Happily Married: Oni has a wife and daughter whom he loves.
- Hidden Depths: He does seem to care for his fellow agents. One of his lines before deploying is telling the other two that they will all return alive.
- Hitman with a Heart: He is ruthlessly efficient at what he does and strikes fear into the hearts of his foes. He draws the line at supporting LEGION though, which lead to him wiping out his own yakuza gang and leader after they allied themselves with them. He also genuinely cares about his wife, daughter and fellow agents.
- Killing Intent: He has a debuffing aura that grows in size the more he successfully headshots enemies. He also slows enemies simply by focusing his aim on them.
- Morality Pet: His wife and daughter. He learns that they are kidnapped at the end of his personal mission, which isn't followed up on.
- Also includes Firing Squad's morality pet, "Mister Floofykins". His words, not his teammates'.
- Nightmare Fetishist: Most of the agents are disturbed by the creepy bot displays in Ariadne's lair. Oni, a master of inflicting terror, finds the lair rather soothing.
- Noble Demon: Oni is a career assassin, but he has a code of honor that he takes very seriously. He's also one of the few agents who joined Mayhem primarily because he finds Legion to be morally abhorrent.
- Noodle Incident: In his introduction, he is shown to have killed several Yakuza members with including but not limited to: An entire toilet a bucket, a broom, a mop, a ceiling fan, a pair of chopsticks, and a newspaper. How the situation arised to him making use of these things to kill those unlucky Yakuza members even though he had a gun, is a question that will probably be never answered.
- One-Man Army: Persephone recruited him after he took down a Yakuza army he was a part single-handedly.
- Terror Hero: His entire skillset is all about exuding terror to weaken and cripple his enemies.
Nationality: Unknown Middle-eastern country
Voiced by: Sharon Muthu
An enigmatic assassin and teller of a million tales.
- Close-Range Combatant: She is the only character who relies primarily on melee combat, although she can use throwing knives as a secondary weapon and throw her sword to teleport to any enemy it hits.
- Glass Cannon: She has one of the lowest health values of the game and is melee-centric in a game where almost everyone else uses guns, but she excels at burst damage.
- Hidden Depths: She's apparently very good at table tennis. She also goes to absurd lengths to get around Persephone's no-pets policy.
- I Call It "Vera": She refers to her sword as her "children."
- Mechanically Unusual Class: Her default attack is to swing her sword while going into aiming mode lets her throw knives. Her Quick Melee has her throw her sword, which lets her teleport to any enemy it hits.
- Multiple-Choice Past: Scheherezade tells a different tale each time she's asked about her past.
- Mysterious Past: Persephone is the only one who knows anything of substance about Scheherezade, but even she doesn't know Scherezade's real name. Nothing about Scheherezade is ever revealed in the game. The dossier in the final "Persephone's Encrypted Files" video says that Scheherezade is Iranian, but whether this is true or just Persephone's guess is unknown.
- Ninja Run: She does the arms-backwards variation as her run animation.
- The Promise: During "Crowning Achievement" she asks Kingpin for his help with a future assignment. His response?KINGPIN: As long as the Boss is alright with it, I'm your man.SCHEHEREZADE: Wonderful. But don't you want to know what's going on?KINGPIN: Shit. If Persephone trusts you with the details, then I ain't gonna question it.SCHEHEREZADE: You truly are a King among men, Pierce. Thank you.
- Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: Conversatioins with Kingpin hints that she's at least partially aware of the universe before the cosmic retcon.
- The Storyteller: True to her code name, Scheherazade knows millions of stories and delights in telling them.
Voiced by: Eliza Jane Schneider
An immunologist seeking a cure for the plague Legion unleashed upon India. She uses this plague as a weapon against Legion.
- Beware the Nice Ones: To quote the former Yakuza hitman Oni, "What do you mean Rama has a higher kill count then me?"
- Deadly Doctor: She's a doctor who has no qualms with infecting her enemies with the plague:Persephone: The irony is not lost on me that the world's foremost immunologist is herself one of the most lethal forces of destruction.
- Fun with Acronyms: Rama's "bow" is actually a Balanced Omnitactical Weapon.
- Glass Cannon: Rama is one of the less durable agents, but her bow does a lot of damage even from very far away and she can use an Invisibility Cloak to get out of Dodge.
- Good Is Not Soft: She is one of the kindest and most moral people in M.A.Y.H.E.M. and has the noble goal of curing L.E.G.I.O.N.s deadly dark matter plague ravaging her homeland. She also has no problem using deadly biological warfare and has a higher kill count than Oni. Yes, the terror-loving Yakuza hitman has killed less people than a bow-toting doctor, much to his surprise as shown above.
- Hidden Depths:
- Her favorite type of music is crunk.
- She's also apparently very good at table tennis - she and Scheherazade make an unstoppable team at this game, as the other MAYHEM agents can attest.
- Hitbox Dissonance: To the point she makes Hanzo Shimada's arrows looks like hitscan. Just being near her reticle is enough for enemies to take the arrow, even if the actual reticule points to a foot next to them.
- Invisibility Cloak: Instead of dashing, she adopts one for a short time to get away and maybe charge up a bow shot.
- Plague Master: She can infect her enemies with a blight that can spread to other foes.
- Serious Business: Table Tennis as shown in some party banter. When Pierce says that he and Oleg are entering the Mayhem table tennis tournament and that they're pretty good, Rams gets very competitive and says they need more than "pretty good to defeat her & Scheherazade and they will grind them to dust.
- The Straight and Arrow Path: While most of the other characters use guns of some sort, she uses a bow.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Rama strongly distrusts Persephone and only works with her because Persephone promised to help her find a cure for the Mumbai plague.
- Token Good Teammate: The only field agent who joined Mayhem for altruistic reasons and who does not have a checkered past. Unfortunately, this leads to Rama not getting along with her more amoral teammates. She does get along with Scheherazade however.
Voiced by: Dave B. Mitchell
An insane football fan who was recruited into Mayhem after inciting a riot to defend a championship game from Legion.
- Ax-Crazy: Red Card is insane even by the high standards of Mayhem.
- Badass Bystander: Persephone found him after a Legion attack knocked the football into his team's net, causing him to fly into a rage, charge at the attackers and roused the crowd to join him.
- Charged Attack: His special ability has him use his harness to charge up a shockwave.
- Football Hooligans: He's a fanatical football fan who was recruited for his talent at riling others for a fight.
- Glass Cannon: Red Card's special ability becomes stronger the longer it charges, but Red Card's defense is lowered while he's charging it.
- Hidden Depths: He enjoys watching the television show "Butterfly Princesses".
- HP to 1: Red Card's Mayhem ability reduces the health of all enemies surrounding him to single digits, but is incapable of killing anything outright.
- Hypocritical Humor: He's aghast at the idea of making football a contact sport as it is "a game of finesse and agility not brute force" which is as far removed from the way he fights and his football hooligan lifestyle as can be.
- Loony Fan: Of the Rudesheim FC. He is fanatically devoted to them and will do anything to ensure the safety of their team.
- Ship Tease: With Fortune. During a random agent conversation when Daisy is in your team, she tells Fortune that she may have seen her and Red Card making out at the bar while she was wasted last night. Fortune proceeds to fake interference and hangs up.
- Short-Range Shotgun: His shotgun's maximum effective range is incredibly low, which is offset by it's high rate of fire and the fact that he can change it into a rifle.
- Swiss Army Gun: His gun can switch between an automatic shotgun or a semi-automatic rifle.
Voiced by: Anna Vocino
A fashion model and brilliant engineer specializing in the construction and use of turrets. She joined Mayhem to protect her father's engineering work from Legion.
- It Runs in the Family: Joule's mother was a titan in the fashion industry and her father was a genius engineer. Joule has inherited both of those talents.
- Lightning Gun: Joule uses a lightning gun, which makes the enemies it hurts even more vulnerable to her turret as well as repair the turret.
- Punny Name: "Joule" is a unit of scientific measurement, but also sounds like "Jewel," something she would be very familiar with and own a lot of as a supermodel alongside a highly skilled weapons engineer.
- She's Got Legs: Her Fashion Killer outfit shows them off.
- The Turretmaster: She can deploy a turret to lay waste to nearby enemies. Her Mayhem ability has her deploy a larger turret that fires shockwaves that deal AoE damage.
- Wrench Whack: She uses the wrench strapped to her handbag as her melee weapon.
- Wrench Wench: Definitely not an Unkempt Beauty-sort though.
Nationality: South Koreannote
Voiced by: Daniel Dae Kim
A police lieutenant with the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency. The events of Devil's Night put Johnny in a coma. When he woke up, he found that he was the sole survivor of the SMPA and that the department had been replaced with Civil Overwatch Patrol robots. Now he's joined Mayhem. Available as a Pre-Order Bonus. For tropes relating to Johnny Gat of the Third Street Saints, check here.
- Adaptational Heroism: Gat in the original timeline was a violent criminal who murdered countless cops, whereas this Gat is a violent cop who murders countless criminals.
- Cool Shades: That he never takes off. According to some idle dialogue, it's because he has really bad vision without them.
- Cowboy Cop: Just because he's wearing blue instead of purple doesn't mean he's not the same violence-loving Gat. This attitude got him fired from the Newark Police Department, but luckily for him, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency considered him too useful to fire.
- Disturbed Doves: A flock of doves come out whenever he initiates his Mayhem ability. Definitely a John Woo reference.
- Ghost Memory: If he's brought to the Steeltoe/Aisha fight, he'll somehow recall dating Aisha from the Saints Row timeline.
- Gun Kata: He goes into poses referencing this during his Mayhem.
- Guns Akimbo: His Mayhem has him pulling out two 45's and going to town.
- ...which leads into Improbable Aiming Skills due to the ability essentially giving Gat an aimbot for the duration. Though this can veer slightly into Blessed with Suck territory if the game decides to cycle the targeting to an enemy located behind a wall, with the only way to cycle targets yourself being to kill them. But, as a "silver cloud", the pistols can be fired as fast as you can hit the button.
- Knife Nut: He uses a combat knife for his melee attacks.
- Pet the Dog: In his "Gattitute Adjustment" side quest, the Rookie Bot tells Johnny that to reset the COPS, he has to hack into the Pride Captain and return them to OS 6.2.JOHNNY: But what will happen to you?
ROOKIE BOT: I will become like the other COP units—faithfully protecting and serving the citizens of Seoul.
(Johnny accomplishes the hack needed and reflects on Rookie Cop before her soon-to-be reset)
JOHNNY: It's been an honor serving with you, kid.
ROOKIE BOT: You too, Mr. Gat.
- Shotguns Are Just Better: His primary weapon, the Slug Dealer, is a medium-range shotgun.
- Sole Survivor: He's the only surviving member of the Seoul Police Department.
- Stepping-Stone Sword: He can use his knives to give himself a boost when near a surface.
- Walking Armory: A shotgun, an SMG, dual 45s, and a combat knife.
Voiced by: Salli Saffioti
A Mayhem agent who was revived by nanomachines after being critically injured on a scouting mission. Available as a preorder bonus.
- Came Back Strong: On the one hand, her nanomachine-based resurrection has given her power such as flight and the ability to control her nanobots as weapons.
- Came Back Wrong: On the other hand, she has no memory of her former self, and any trace of the cheerful, friendly personality she had in her old life seems to have faded away.
- Creepy Good: She has a somewhat disturbing appearance and powers, but is still unambiguously good.
- Cyborg: Most of her body has been rebuilt, or is completely composed of nanobots.
- Friendly Sniper: When she was Dynamo, her speciality was sniping and she was said to be quite cheerful. Now she fights with nanomachines and is mostly humorless.
- Invisibility Cloak: Like Rama and Scheherazade, she uses a cloaking device instead of dashing.
- Life Drain: One of the abilities of her nanobot swarm.
- Manchurian Agent: Ariadne resurrected Lazarus to control her through nanomachines and destroy Mayhem from within. Fortunately, Lazarus and Mixer manage to break Ariadne's hold over her.
- Meaningful Name: Lazarus was the name of a Biblical character who came Back from the Dead.
- No Social Skills: Post-resurrection, she tends to be very blunt or impolite without meaning to - a complete 180 from her former self.
- The Stoic: Since her resurrection, she almost never shows any signs of emotions.
Voiced by: Natalie Lander
A hacker turned FBI agent who got bored of her job and decided to join Mayhem. For tropes relating to Kinzie Kenzington of the Third Street Saints, check here.
- Boxed Crook: The FBI recruited her after she was arrested for hacking.
- Brains and Bondage: Much like in Saints Row, she's not shy about her kinks - as if the nickname wasn't a dead giveaway.
- Hand Blast: She uses special gloves to shoot green digital energy at enemies.
- Playful Hacker: Just like her Saints Row counterpart self this is one of her defining characteristics.
- Power Fist: Her main weapon is a pair of high tech gauntlets that let her shoot energy blasts and hack into stuff.
- Teen Genius: She was already a master hacker by age 14.
- Why Am I Ticking?: Safeword's Mayhem ability allows her to use hacking to mind control enemies and have them charge into other enemies and explode.
Voiced by: Kay Bess
The cool, calculating leader of M.A.Y.H.E.M. and L.E.G.I.O.N.'s former Minister of Gluttony. She turned against L.E.G.I.O.N. and formed M.A.Y.H.E.M. to stop them.
- Amazonian Beauty: Downplayed. She has a bit of muscle in her arms. Especially noticable in her shoulders.
- Big Good: She is the leader of M.A.Y.H.E.M. and the player characters' boss.
- Defector from Decadence: Being a L.E.G.I.O.N. minister definitely comes with incredibly nice, luxurious perks, and before she joined, she was "the toast of Paris."
- Early-Bird Cameo: She was first seen as a shadowy silhouette in the Reboot ending of Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Persephone is incredibly ruthless, but the sheer brutality of Devil's Night as well as her learning that the Morningstar sought to become a god and rewrite reality to fit his twisted desires drove her to form M.A.Y.H.E.M.
- Expy: She's basically the Baroness if she defected and founded the G.I. Joe organization.
- Due to her leading a Rag Tag Bunch Of Misfits (many of whom are criminals), her French accent, and being of dubious moral fiber, Persephone seems to be the M.A.Y.H.E.M. equivalent of the Boss from Saint's Row. The only difference is she stays at base instead of going out into the field.
- HeelFace Turn: She was once the leader of L.E.G.I.O.N.'s Ministry of Gluttony.
- Meaningful Name: Her actual name, Persephone Brimstone. On the one hand, Persephone is the wife of Hades. On the other, Brimstone has its own connotations. Together, they give the idea of her having come from a dark place.
- Older Than They Look: Persephone appears to be middle aged, but Safeword once got on her bad side for finding photos of her circa 1940. This is corroborated by her quotation in the Tank Buster contract. As such, she would have to be at least a century old."I remember when tanks were called 'landships'. But perhaps I am dating myself."
- In her file on Pearce she also mentions growing up during the Jazz Age.
- Secret Keeper: Persephone is the only one who knows Scheherazade's background.
- Statuesque Stunner: Is a very big woman who stands taller than all of the player characters.
- Woman Scorned: She was once married to L.E.G.I.O.N.'s Minister of Envy. When she left the organization after disrupting Babylon's Dark Matter experiments and stealing their ARK, he destroyed Paris to spite her and to stay in L.E.G.I.O.N.'s good graces. This horrific event led her found M.A.Y.H.E.M. in an act of vengeance against L.E.G.I.O.N.
Nationality: British (English)
Voiced by: Larissa Gallagher
The agent in charge of coordinating Mayhem's missions and Persephone's right hand. She's also Braddock's girlfriend.
- Blue Blood: She's the heir of a hereditary peer of the British House of Lords.
- The Cutie: So much so that Braddock has no problems dating her.
- Girl Friday: As if it wasn't obvious enough already she even uses this as her code name.
- Improbable Age: Friday is only 20 years old, but is the second-in-command of an international crime fighting organization.
- Lipstick Lesbian: Especially when compared to Braddock.
- Mission Control: She's the one giving the player characters information.
- Nice Gal: She's probably the nicest person in Mayhem.
- Not So Above It All: Friday tries to be a professional foil to the field agents, but when Hammersmith boasts about how awesome his laser is for the nth time, she snaps and calls him a "fucking lunatic" before apologizing for her outburst.
- Official Couple: She and Braddock are dating.
- Opposites Attract: Friday is excessively polite, while her girlfriend Braddock is a foul mouthed ex-drill sergeant.
- Straight Man: Friday tries to remain as calm and serious as possible, which is a significant contrast to pretty much all of the field agents.
- Verbal Tic: She tends to say "Yeah." a lot.
Voiced by: Jasika Nicole
The agent in charge of developing Mayhem's strange and deadly gadgets.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: Gremlin is fascinated by Ariadne's work and admits that she would like to meet with her if Ariadne weren't so insane. Ariadne eventually kidnaps Gremlin and attempts to absorb her mind.
- Black and Nerdy: She's a black Gadgeteer Genius who builds all kinds of cool gear for the field agents.
- Cannot Spit It Out: Her in-game bio and conversations hint at an unspoken crush on Hardtack, who is himself completely oblivious.
- The Cutie: Her bubbly, perky personality endears her to everyone else around her. Even Persephone has nothing but nice things to say about her.
- Distressed Damsel: In the final mission of Operation Madhouse, Ariadne kidnaps Gremlin and the agents have to raid Ariadne's lair to rescue Gremlin.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Gremlin is a genius who develops a variety of bizarre gadgets for the agents.
- Gosh Darnit To Heck: She uses random words instead of swearing, although she does find Uranus jokes to be hilarious.
- Wrench Wench: She's M.A.Y.H.E.M.s go to gal for cool gadgets and salvaged L.E.G.I.O.N. tech.
Voiced by: Pej Vahdat
A devout Sikh and smuggler who "requisitions" supplies for Mayhem.
- Anti-Humor: Relic can tell one of his favorite jokes while going to the Ark. "A Sikh, a Muslim, and an atheist walk into a bar. The atheist does all of the drinking."...which is just exactly as you'd expect from observing Sikhs and Muslims.
- Friend in the Black Market: His supplies don't come from legitimate sources.
- Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: Persephone's notes on Relic state that Relic has deluded himself into believing that Persephone started Mayhem for the good of the world because the idea of her switching sides for selfish reasons is completely foreign to him.
- Just Like Robin Hood: He got his start as a thief by stealing food and medicine so he could distribute them to Legion's victims.
Voiced by: Antony Del Rio
A DJ who became famous for augmenting his performances with virtual reality. Now he manages Mayhem's VR training room.
- Playful Hacker: He covers most of the computer related tasks at M.A.Y.H.E.M. such as designing and operating their virtual training program. He also takes an active role in the fight against AISHA when she tries to hack into their systems. He isn't very successful in capturing them but he does at least prevent them from destroying the ARK.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Mixer believes that love of music can unite all of mankind into a utopia. Persephone disapproves.
Voiced by: André Sogliuzzo
A retired racecar driver who joined Mayhem so he could design the greatest cars in the world. Naturally, he's not happy with how bad the agents are at keeping his masterpieces in mint condition.
- All Love Is Unrequited: He's in love with Persephone, but she has no interest whatsoever (and she's even said she'll castrate him if he doesn't stop flirting with her.)
- Arch-Enemy: Bianchi, his Evil Counterpart in LEGION, who he blames for the loss of his left hand. Bianchi then proceeded to steal his girlfriend as well.
- Artificial Limbs: He got himself an artificial hand after Bianchi dismembered him.
- Berserk Button: Using Quartermile's cars as weapons is a sure way to get him riled up. Whenever a story mission requires vehicular combat, Quartermile will almost always call in and yell at the agents for damaging his beauties.
- Defector from Decadence: According to him, he went against his family's wishes to inherit their business of "running a small country."
- I Take Offense to That Last One!: Joule say's to him that he is "Arrogant, Conceited, Chauvinistic and you do sloppy work." He only dislikes the "sloppy work" remark.
- This Cannot Be!: In Kingpin's "Crowning Achievement" side quest, Quartermile challenges Kingpin to beat three race times of "the greatest street racer in Seoul." The prize? His word he'll get Kingpin's name on the street. When Kingpin succeeds, Quartermile swears in Italian and reveals those were his times Kingpin just beat. To which Kingpin admits he knew it all along (which was why he came to Quartermile in the first place). So Quartermile must honor his part of the bargain, but points out "You are conniving, shrewd, and entirely too cocky! Honesty, it reminds me of...of me."
Nationality: British (Scottish)
Voiced by: William Salyers
The agent who manages Mayhem's armory. Claymore used to be an arms seller, but, after Legion forced him out of the industry, he joined Mayhem.
- Berserk Button: Never touch his personal whiskey stock. EVER.
- The Blacksmith: Descended from a long, proud line of weaponsmiths, and though he does use a fabricator for most of his work, he's still very skilled and hand-makes his personal ammunition.
- Great White Hunter: You can have faith in his products, as you can be certain he's used all of them at least once.
Voiced by: Salli Saffioti
Carol is the head of Human Resources of M.A.Y.H.E.M. Apparently she is an entity of quite some power.
- The Dreaded: Every Agent is afraid of having to 'have a talk' with her.
- Full-Name Basis: For a certain definition of "name". She's rarely called just "Carol", almost always "Carol from HR".
- Hypocritical Humor: Chastises Safeword for visiting sex clubs despite going to them herself.
- She's also chastising Claymore for his drinking problem when she's been stealing a lot from his personal whiskey collection.
- Inhuman Resources: Considering there's nothing known about Carol other than that she's from HR, it's likely the reason everybody fears her is because of this trope.
- I Need a Freaking Drink: Been stealing from Claymore's whiskey collection, and a lot more than some of the others.
- Jerkass: She's very snippy, passive-aggressive, and outright hostile at times.
- Minnesota Nice: Subverted; she has a distinct Minnesotan accent, but she's anything but "nice."
- Not So Above It All: Visits the same sex clubs that Safeword goes to. It's also implied that she had a fling with Hollywood.
- The Voice: Carol makes multiple PA announcements in the Ark, but never an appearance herself.
Voiced by: Gideon Emery
An AI program that can be downloaded into the various vehicles the agents can summon.
L.E.G.I.O.N. (League of Evil Gentlemen Intent on Obliterating Nations)
Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore
The enigmatic leader of LEGION who is bent on rewriting the laws of reality, and establishing a one-world government that he can rule.
- Apocalypse How: He is the mastermind behind the Devil's Night, an event where multiple LEGION military units teleported to and attacked many parts of the world without warning using Dark Matter. As a result, the world's governments were crippled and all nuclear weaponry throughout the world has disappeared without a trace. Devil's Night can be considered a Class 1 event.
- Arch-Enemy: The number #1 threat to MAYHEM.
- Badass Long Robe: He wears a voluminous, hooded white robe with LEGION's symbol on its chest.
- Big Bad: The mastermind of LEGION's attacks across the world that MAYHEM is fighting against.
- Cool Mask: He wears a white and red mask that completely covers his face.
- Diabolical Mastermind: He is the leader of a terrorist organization that is effectively an N.G.O. Superpower, having massive armies and politically allied organizations throughout the world including armament manufacturers (most notably Hammersmith Industries) and Yakuza syndicates. Many corrupt officials from what's left of the world's governments have also secretly aligned themselves with LEGION, whose political reach has affected the lives of several MAYHEM members, such as Braddock, Oni and Claymore.
- Evil Sounds Deep: He has a deep voice with a slight Russian accent.
- Expy: Of Cobra Commander.
- Godhood Seeker: His ultimate goal is to use the power of Dark Matter to rewrite reality as he sees fit.
- Meaningful Name: The proper name for the morning star (the planet Venus when seen from Earth) is Lucifer, which also refers to the Devil in Christian lore.
- Older Than They Look: Although his precise age is unknown, the person now known as Morningstar was alive during the year 1912, which was when Doctor Babylon first met him.
- The Unfought: He is never directly confronted by MAYHEM.
- The Voice: In all his story appearances so far, he never appears in person. Only his hologram is seen and only the Ministers appear to maintain direct contact with him.
- You Have Failed Me: In LEGION, death is the price of mission failure. It is safe to say that the Morningstar is utterly evil and ruthless.
Voiced by: Darin De Paul
LEGION's Minister of Pride.
- A God Am I: Driven insane and having the power to alter reality, Babylon declares himself a god.
- Artificial Limbs: His left arm is cybernetic. He lost his original one when Persephone destroyed his lab shortly after she defected.
- The Bad Guy Wins: He creates an alternate reality where MAYHEM never existed and he rules over the world. Fortunately, MAYHEM puts a stop to it before it becomes permanent.
- Bald of Evil: Like any self-respecting villain with "Doctor" in his name, his head is perfectly smooth.
- Black Eyes of Crazy: He gains these after being driven insane by his own mind control implant.
- The Dragon: To the Morningstar as the leader of one of LEGION's seven Ministries. Babylon is the biggest direct threat in the story while the Morningstar remains in the background.
- Drunk on the Dark Side: Once Ariadne's made him feel the power of the giant Dark Matter crystal, he turns into The Starscream, wanting it for himself instead of for Morningstar.
- Eyepatch of Power: He has a sinister-looking "hyper-optic scanner" that always covers his left eye.
- The Heavy: He is the mastermind behind LEGION's attack on Seoul.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Ariadne uses the same mind control implant Babylon used on her to drive him insane in retaliation for her father's murder.
- Large Ham: Bablyon loves his over the top monologues. Lampshaded by Hollywood in the first mission when, after hearing a typical Babylon monologue, he responds by asking if it was ad-libbed.
- Mad Scientist: He discovered the existence of Dark Matter in 1941, making him the genius behind LEGION's military might.
- Make My Monster Grow: During the final battle, he uses his reality warping powers to turn himself into a giant.
- Mind-Control Device: He tried to use a mind control implant to control Ariadne. She resisted it at the cost of her sanity.
- Older Than They Look: He's 124 years old. While Babylon doesn't look particularly young, he certainly doesn't seem to be over a century old at first glance.
- Reality Warper: After obtaining a giant Dark Matter crystal, Babylon gains the ability to change reality within a small localized area with himself at the center. With this new power, he tries to wipe MAYHEM from existence and change world history with himself as leader of LEGION.
- The Starscream: During his brief stint of madness while piloting the Damocles robot, Babylon's ambitions grow to the point of deciding to replace the Morningstar as leader of LEGION.
- Unfortunate Names: According to one of the loading screen tips, he used to go by Doctor Babel, but he changed his code name when people wouldn't stop thinking his name was supposed to be Doctor Babble.
- You Have Failed Me: He is on the receiving end of this, courtesy of Marcus Longinus, after his final defeat at the hands of MAYHEM Although he is not explicitly shown to be killed, Ariadne once said that death is the reward for failure in LEGION.
Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore
LEGION's Minister of Wrath.
- Archenemy: He personally led the LEGION forces that decimated the U.S. Navy carrier battle group which Hardtack belonged to. Hardtack holds a grudge against LEGION in general for the deaths of his comrades, but it is likely that he would hate Longinus in particular should they meet again.
- Blade on a Stick: His two-pronged spear is his signature weapon.
- The Brute: He is the largest and the most martial of LEGION's seven Ministers. He decided to fight Hardtack himself instead of letting his soldiers do it for him.
- The Dragon: To the Morningstar as the leader of one of LEGION's seven Ministries.
- Named After Somebody Famous: He is named after the Roman soldier Longinus, who is said to have pierced Jesus Christ with a spear during the Crucifixion.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes constantly glow red.
- Unfortunate Names: Safeword thinks that the proper pronunciation of Longinus (Long-Jai-Nus) sounds like a venereal disease.
- The Unfought: Although he fought Hardtack briefly in a story introduction, Longinus is not encountered in the game's story.
- You Have Failed Me: He is the one who carries out Babylon's punishment after his failure to conquer Seoul.
LEGION's Minister of Envy and the former husband of Persephone Brimstone. Despite his high-ranking position in LEGION and connection to the leader of MAYHEM he serves a very minor role in the story and only appears in a few cut-scenes detailing his wife's backstory.
- Kick the Dog: He destroyed Paris as revenge for Persephone's betrayal, which drives her to form MAYHEM.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: He razed Paris to get revenge on his wife and likely to demoralize her for stealing the ARK. All this did was royally piss her off and make her vow to destroy LEGION by forming an army to stand against them. Thus, MAYHEM was born.
- Perma-Stubble: One of his only noteworthy features.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He has no lines and only appears in a few cut-scenes in the ARK's database explaining Persephone's origin. It was his attack on Paris, however, that led to the creation of MAYHEM and the events of the main story.
Voiced by: Gregg Berger
A highly skilled weapons designer who vanished some years ago, only to re-emerge as a lieutenant in the Ministry of Pride.
- Alternate Self: One appears for the final boss fight.
- Arms Dealer: Before joining LEGION, Magnus Torrison was the owner of his own weapons company, Hammersmith Industries.
- Badass Longcoat: Part of his costume.
- Drunk with Power: He gets very carried away when he gets a Kill Sat to use against the agents.Hammersmith: I should give my laser time to cool down... BUT I AM HAVING SO MUCH FUN!
- Evil Old Folks: According to MAYHEM's dossier, he's 60 (though this is still fairly young compared to Babylon and Morningstar).
- Exotic Eye Designs: He has glowing neon eyes.
- For Science!: Hammersmith cares nothing for ideology or profit. All that matters to him is being able to put his creative genius to work designing weapons. He also really enjoys using the weapons he designs. Particularly on you.
- He can randomly claim while you go to the Ark to have once made a gun so intuitive that a chimp could use it...which one did, leading to a (his words) hilarious video you can find if you search up "Chimp on a shooting spree".
- Karma Houdini: He's still at large by the end of the game's story.
- Mad Scientist: He's a crazed weapon designer who loves to create doomsday devices.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: During the final stage of his boss battle, Hammersmith manages to create a seemingly impervious shield around himself. Then he makes a mistake of boasting about how his laser is the only thing strong enough to destroy the shield's generators.
- Recurring Boss: He's fought three times in the main story and will randomly show up to defend Legion outposts and doomsday weapons, and he serves as the final boss of the Moscow Global Offensive.
- Sophisticated as Hell: While he speaks mostly with Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness and Techno Babble befitting a mad scientist, he's not above using insults like "douche" or "pain in the ass."
- Tactical Suicide Boss: You defeat him by tricking him into destroying his shield generators with his Kill Sat.
- Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Whenever you capture the Legion outpost or destroy the doomsday weapon that he's defending, he bows and warps away.
Voiced by: Robbie Daymond
A young singer who is incredibly popular among teenagers, and a lieutenant in the Ministry of Pride. Gaunt has been using his music to brainwash his fans into obeying LEGION.
- Alternate Self: One teams up with Alternate!Hammersmith in the final boss fight. They don't get along.Alternate!Hammersmith: You're a douche in every reality!
- Auto-Tune: His special microphone that makes his voice listenable is said to have used technology similar to this. In-game, most of his songs do have a distinct Auto-Tune effect.
- Break the Haughty: Your missions against Gaunt turn into one where you humble him in very short order.
- Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Upon defeat, he's thrown into a prison cell aboard the Ark due to Persephone deeming him potentially useful.
- Dreadful Musician: Without his microphone auto-tuning his voice, Gaunt is a horrid singer. During the boss fight, as you damage his equipment his real voice occasionally rings out.
- Ensign Newbie: Being a wealthy celebrity, he actually bought his Lieutenant position within LEGION.
- Evil Counterpart: To Hollywood. The two of them are famous celebrities and are the PR front men of their respective organizations. However, what sets these two apart is that Hollywood reached his star status through hard work and his undeniable charm, Gaunt gets his fans through brainwashing technology he designed. Even more, his boss fight revealed that Gaunt has been using auto-tune to mask his no-so-angelic squeaky voice.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Surprisingly enough, he's actually quite skilled in making mind-control devices, portable information devices like smartphones, and an auto-tune device that turns his incredibly terrible singing into something millions will want to listen to. You have to wonder how much help he got from fellow LEGION Lieutenant Hammersmith, though...
- Has Two Mommies: One of his loading-screen iterations talks about advice from his moms.
- It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": His "Douche Cologne" is French, and therefore pronounced as "Doo-SHAY."
- Manchild: His ego gets the best of his common sense, he manufactures his music purely for the external validation and adoration of his fans (and breaks down crying when he's exposed as an Auto-Tuned fraud and booed in short order), and is fond of incredibly over-the-top displays and antics that a prepubescent boy would think of. As Persephone notes, Dr. Babylon tolerates him because he's good at paying his dues.
- Manipulative Bastard: He manipulated his fans into buying his Get Gauntlet 2.0 devices, which would have eventually turned them into an instant LEGION army. Gaunt has also publicly blamed MAYHEM for destroying Seoul's Tranquility Temple, which gave MAYHEM some PR trouble for a while.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He has been explicitly said to mimic Justin Bieber, from the rabid fan-base of mostly teens, the near-universal hatred of his music and himself in general from everyone else, and his incredibly selfish and arrogant behavior.
- No Shirt, Long Jacket: His style of clothing.
- Smug Snake: He's constantly gushing about how he is sooo much better at everything than the agents.
- Villain with Good Publicity: He is a popular celebrity and one of LEGION's lieutenants.
- Villainous Breakdown: He is reduced to a weeping wreck when he is finally booed on-stage.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: The only article of clothing above Gaunt's waist is a fur coat draped on his back.
Voiced by: Jessica DiCicco
One of the Ministry of Pride's lieutenants. Babylon killed Ariadne's father for working with both him and the Minister of Greed, but he choose to enslave Ariadne via control chip to force her talented mind to work for him. Ariadne managed to overcome the control chip at the cost of her sanity. Now she is obsessed with becoming whole again.
- Affectionate Nickname: "Ariadne" was a codename given by Babylon, who once saw her as the daughter he never had.
- Alternate Self: One appears in the final boss fight, having been almost completely controlled to serve Babylon.
- Ax-Crazy: Overcoming Babylon's mind control implant drove her completely insane, although she's trying to restore her sanity.
- Black Eyes of Crazy: She has these.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Doctor Babylon attempted to make her this, but failed. He succeeds with her Alternate Self.
- Broken Ace: Even now, both Persephone and Gremlin respect her for her genius. Unfortunately, Ariadne's insanity has turned that genius towards nefarious, unpredictable ends.
- Bullfight Boss: In her boss fight, you have to get her to charge into her own displays to stun her. The same applies in the final battle, but this time you get her to charge into the asteroid.
- Determinator: She managed to overcome a mind control implant through sheer will alone, but she's lost her sanity as a result. Despite this, revenge on Babylon is never far from her mind. She manages to get revenge by cutting out the implant from her own head and using it in the control system for the Damocles robot. This eventually results in Babylon's downfall.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: She has a jagged scar on the bald left side of her crown (top of the head) - a reminder of where Babylon placed a mind control implant.
- Heads or Tails?: On the flip of a coin, she injects Lazarus with experimental nanites, saving the agent's life.
- Karma Houdini: She's still at large by the end of the game's story.
- Like Father, Like Son: Ariadne's father was a computer genius just like his daughter.
- Mad Scientist: According to Persephone, she exceeds even Babylon in terms of sheer genius and talent. Her specialties are computer programming and artificial intelligence design. She has also created computer viruses named for Alice in Wonderland themes.
- Not So Different: Like Babylon, she too wishes to be recognized for her genius.
- One-Winged Angel: During the final phase of her boss fight, after she finishes absorbing Gremlin's mind, her skin turns metallic.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Her behavior is sometimes reminiscent of a child and she seems to have an unhealthy obsession with the story of Alice in Wonderland, judging from the décor of her own lair. Her clothes combine the features of a LEGION uniform and a little girl's dress, enhancing her image as an insane child.
- Recurring Boss: After Operation Madhouse, Ariadne can randomly show up to defend Legion lairs and doomsday devices.
- Spanner in the Works: Had she not placed her mind control implant in the control system of the Damocles robot, Babylon could have delivered the Dark Matter crystal to the Morningstar. Ariadne was also the one who saved the life of MAYHEM agent Lazarus by injecting her with experimental nanites after she was mortally wounded by a LEGION trap.
- The Starscream: Her desire to supplant Babylon is a poorly kept secret, but LEGION keeps her around because she is very good at what she does.
- Villain: Exit, Stage Left: After she is defeated at the end of Operation Madhouse, she escapes through a trap door with a cry of "ta-ta for now, bitches!"
- Wild Card: Although she nominally serves LEGION, Ariadne has occasionally committed acts contrary to LEGION's wishes. Because of this and due to Ariadne's unpredictability, Babylon does not work with her until he is on the verge of defeat.
- You Killed My Father: Ariadne wants revenge against Babylon for killing her father.
Voiced by: Isaac C. Singleton Jr.
A Ministry of Pride lieutenant who wants to replace his entire body with pure machinery.
- Alternate Self: One appears with Red AISHA in the final boss fight.
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: A downplayed example, his plan to merge his mind with AISHA seems to be as much because he loves her as it would also improve himself further. He also has a loading-screen narration where he complains that the humane society regards cyborgs as unqualified for pet ownership, saying the human body may need improvement, but kittens are perfect as they are.
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: He is a supervillain obsessed with achieving power through cybernetics.
- Cyborg: More than half of his body has been replaced by cybernetics.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He is in love with AISHA and plans on "marrying" them via merging his mind with their AI.
- Genius Breeding Act: Steeltoe shows a disturbing desire to 'iterate' with AISHA
- Immortality Seeker: His interest in technology stems from a desire to transcend his humanity and become immortal.
- Make My Monster Grow: In his boss fight, AISHA powers him up by somehow turning him into a giant.
- Misanthrope Supreme: He hates all human flesh, including his own. His ultimate goal is to discard his humanity, and he is only capable of loving non-human entities like A.I.s and cats.
- Robot Master: In an underground factory in Seoul, he has constructed many robot soldiers and a Humongous Mecha. He also built robotic bodies for the AISHAs to inhabit.
- The Social Darwinist: He has a disturbing obsession with eugenics, boasting about his future cyborg children in front of his fiancee and how he will feed the corpses of M.A.Y.H.E.M. to them. AISHA generally doesn't comment on this.
- Robotic Spouse: This is his goal for AISHA.
- Transhuman Treachery: Never had much faith in humanity, instead seeking power through cybernetics.
- Unholy Matrimony: Wants to marry Red AISHA. He succeeds in the alternate reality.
Nationality: Korean A.I.
Voiced by: Charlet Chung
Seoul's premiere virtual idol group.
- Actor Allusion: This isn't the first time Charlet Chung has voiced a bubbly, sexy South Korean idol.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: After MAYHEM kills Steeltoe, Seung-Jin goes insane and becomes obsessed with revenge.
- Alas, Poor Villain: As Seung-Jin dies, In-Su says she can't bring herself to hate her sister and that she still loves her.
- Alternate Self: An alternate version of Seung-Jin piloting a robot fights you alongside Steeltoe in the final boss fight.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Steeltoe appreciated AISHA more than Gaunt, and she returned the emotion.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: All members of AISHA look identical save for the color of their hair and clothes.
- Computer Virus: The AISHAs become this in an effort to destroy the MAYHEM ARK from within.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Seung-Jin (Red AISHA) genuinely loves Steeltoe and is furious when the agents ruin their wedding. Nastily averted in the case of her sisters, which she ultimately sees as expendable pawns in her quest for revenge against MAYHEM.
- Falling-in-Love Montage: We see Steeltoe first releasing her. Then Red AISHA kisses him while the other AISHAs look at a diagram. He then has dinner with the AISHAs. The final picture is of Steeltoe proposing to Red AISHA and the other AISHAs very happy. Cue Purple AISHA warning him "Darling, please. We're going to be late for our own wedding!" Pull back to reveal the last three scenes were part of a photo album marked "True Love."
- Five Stages of Grief: Each of the AISHAs represents one of the five stages of grief: Denial (yellow), Anger (red), Bargaining (green), Depression (blue) and Acceptance (purple).
- Fun with Acronyms: The name AISHA is composed of the first initials of all the band members.
- HeelFace Turn: Purple AISHA defects to MAYHEM after the attempt to break into the SIN.
- Heel Realization: Green and Yellow AISHAs have this after Red AISHA takes direct control over them. Unfortunately, they are killed after MAYHEM is forced to destroy the robot bodies they inhabited at Red AISHA's command.
- Humongous Mecha: Red AISHA inhabits a gigantic military robot in her Last Villain Stand against MAYHEM.
- It's All About Me: Red AISHA willfully ignored the crimes she and Steeltoe committed and endangered/killed the other AISHAs in her quest for vengeance, laying the blame for her own actions at MAYHEM's feet. Even in her final moments, she expressed no regret and only howled about how everything was unfair to her.
- Musical Assassin: After Steeltoe is killed AISHA begins broadcasting a lethal song on speakers scattered around Seoul.
- Name's the Same: They have nothing to do with the Aisha from Saints Row.
- Revenge Before Reason: Obsessed with vengeance, Red AISHA indirectly causes the defection of Purple AISHA and outright deletes Blue AISHA for daring to speak against her. She later takes control of the remaining AISHAs when they refuse to help her achieve vengeance any further.
- Revenge Myopia: It didn't matter to Red AISHA that she, the other AISHAs and Steeltoe himself were attempting to kill the MAYHEM agents at the time of his death. To her, MAYHEM killed her only love and deserved to die.
- Self-Serving Memory: Red AISHA "chooses" to remember MAYHEM only as monsters who killed her fiancé, as indicated by a media report.
- Stockholm Syndrome: MAYHEM was originally assigned to retrieve the AISHA program from LEGION's clutches. The AISHAs join LEGION after establishing a relationship with Steeltoe and continue to serve LEGION after his death in an effort to gain revenge on MAYHEM.
- Unholy Matrimony: Red AISHA wants this with Steeltoe. She gets it in the alternate reality.
- Vengeful Widow: Red AISHA wanted to take out MAYHEM after they kill her groom on their wedding barge. She starts with the smear campaign portraying him as an innocent victim of MAYHEM and then the AISHAs put out a musical single that's literally killing its listeners. Things escalate until Red AISHA finally has her Villainous Breakdown. In the end, Purple AISHA is the group's only survivor. (Blue AISHA was deleted by Red AISHA, Yellow and Green AISHAs were shoved into robot bodies that got destroyed by MAYHEM when they were forced to fight or die, and Red AISHA is destroyed when her giant robot prototype is destroyed).
- Villain with Good Publicity: They are the most popular virtual idol group in Seoul and a Computer Virus that serves LEGION's cause, from giving MAYHEM bad publicity to taking control of any computerized devices in Seoul.
- Villainous Breakdown: As MAYHEM continues to survive against her weapons, robots and traps, Red AISHA gradually loses her cool, acting more like a petulant child. When finally defeated, she continues to rant and weep even as she shuts down.
- Virtual Celebrity: They are a K-Pop group consisting of A.I. holograms.
- My Death Is Just the Beginning: He taunts Oni twice by comparing himself to Orochi, the eight-headed serpent. Cut one head off, cut two... and more will still be there to take its place. Sure enough, once he is killed he reveals that the other Yakuza have kidnapped Oni's family.
- Yakuza: He is a member of the Yakuza that sided with LEGION, which makes him one of Oni's primary targets.
Residents of Seoul
Civil Overwatch Patrol
Gat's robotic police chief during his personal missions who leads the Civil Overwatch Patrol.
- Da Chief: Is constantly berating Gat for being a Cowboy Cop and threatens to crack down on him. This trope ultimately gets subverted, however, when Chief Bot builds an army of C.O.P. bots with Gat's personality that prove to be even more reckless and destructive than the man himself.
- Eating Machine: When he shows up in person at the end of Gat's personal quest he complains that he interrupted his lunch break.Gat: What were you eating? Microchips?Chief Bot: A bacon burrito dog. Don't tell my cardiologist.
- Retirony: Claims he only had eight days until retirement when Gat destroys him.