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Meet the inhabitants of Britain's scariest houseshare.

Current Inhabitants

Thomas McNair

Tom: I ain't done nowt!
Annie: You haven't done anything!
Tom: Exactly!
Annie: No, Tom, I'm not agreeing with you. Your grammar is appalling.

  • Adorkable: He's basically a kid, bless him. It comes from the innocent way McNair brought him up.
  • Ascended Extra: Gets promoted to the main cast in series 4.
  • Badass Family: He got it from McNair
  • Badass Long Coat: Usually wears one, but is more fond of dressing down.
  • Big Brother Instinct: For Eve. He gives her to the Old Ones because they would protect her, and also chooses to become their servant to be with her.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick/ Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: The reasons he hates vampires:
    Tom: They're arrogant, egotistical, predatory, they often have a stupid haircut... what was the other one? There was another one. Oh, yeah, they killed my dad, Hal.
    • And as McNair told him:
    Tom: Always be kind and polite and have the material to build a bomb.
  • Brought Down to Normal: After the Devil is killed, the werewolf curse is lifted. If he was killed...
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Although we get to know him pretty well as a badass first, there is a certain amount of Mood Whiplash when Tom can change from being a bouncy overgrown man-child to a cold hard killer with a stake pointed at someone's chest in the space of about 5 seconds.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments.
    Tom: Even McNair gave me a name, and he ate my parents.
  • Death Seeker: In the apocalyptic future Tom get himself killed in a cage fight 'cause he couldn't bear the burden of having killed some humans.
  • Determinator: Tom manages to run to the hotel from the nearby woods while transforming, without killing anyone. This is impressive enough, but he then enters the hotel and ignores Hal, whom all instincts tell him to attack on sight, and tackles the werewolf Bobby into a hotel room. No other werewolf has managed to equal such an act of control.
  • He Cleans Up Nicely: In his hotel assistant manager uniform. Black suit and tie, red waistcoat: looking good.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: When threatening Hal, he claims he enjoys each vampire kill more than the last.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: He's becoming one with Hal.
  • Hormone-Addled Teenager: Very much so, especially concerning his crush on Nina.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: He confesses this in the fourth season.
    Tom: I thought I was gonna do something normal. Finally be like everybody else.
  • Innocent Bigot: Due to the traditional way McNair brought him up, Alex initially finds his behavior towards women patronising.
  • I See Dead People: Like most supernaturals, Tom can see ghosts.
  • Like Father, Like Son: They're both werewolves except they're not related
  • Limited Wardrobe: He's often seen wearing his grey t-shirt, beige shorts and long green coat, particularly when vampire hunting. In more formal settings he wears a rather horrible orange shirt.
  • Missing Mom: She was killed along with Tom's biological father by McNair.
  • Morality Chain: Hal asks him to be one, and he accepts.
  • Mysterious Animal Senses: His senses are the best shown so far on the show, as he's been a werewolf for a long time.
  • Not Good with People: Justified, as he was raised by a werewolf in total isolation.
  • No Social Skills: Though he seems to be improving slightly. It comes from being brought up alone by his dad, with no education beyond killing vampires and survival, and no friendships.
  • Oblivious Adoption: was adopted by McNair after he killed Thomas's family while in wolf form
  • Odd Friendship: With Hal. Their personalities could not be more different.
  • Oh, Crap!: When he realizes he's going to transform in a nightclub.
  • Painful Transformation: Transforming into a werewolf is clearly painful. Poor Tom.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Appropriately.
  • Raised by Wolves
  • Skilled, but Naïve: He's a great vampires slayer, but he's very innocent and easy to deceive.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Towards Nina. A mild example, but he does sneak into her house to leave her a present.
  • Wild Child
  • Wolf Man: Is a werewolf.
  • You Killed My Father: Turns out his father figure McNair was the one who killed his family. Tom still considers him his dad though.
    • Tries to kill Herrick as vengeance for McNair, but is stopped by Mitchell.

Henry "Hal" Yorke

Hal: I cannot sleep in a barn, or a tent or a caravan or anywhere without central heating, carpets and Radio 4, and that should be on my list.

  • Adorkable: Despite starting out as quite serious, he has his moments. He sings while washing up.
    Hal: And I had a shield. A red one!
  • The Atoner: Is making up for a very bloody past. Other notorious vampires, such as Ivan, Wyndham and Hettie, are mentioned to have feared him.
  • Badass Bookworm: Likes to read, and also happens to kick ass.
  • Big Bad: In the apocalyptic future he's one of the cruelest Old Ones.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: Like the other vampires, when he goes into full on 'vamp' mode.
  • Brought Down to Normal: After the Devil is killed, he turns back into a human, finally allowing him to see his reflection again after 500 years. If he was killed...
  • Catapult Nightmare: After dreaming to kill Tom and Eve.
  • Companion Cube: He often carries around a domino.
  • Cultured Badass: In addition to reading poetry, he enjoys embroidery, origami, and playing the lute ("the coolest of all medieval stringed instruments").
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He's been a vampire for centuries, and his past bloodlust is notorious.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Definitely.
    Hal: (to Annie) Are you somehow drunk?
  • Dirty Coward: Back in WW1 he made one of his men give his blood to be part of the Trinity, instead of his own which resulted in it failing and the devil escaping
  • The Dreaded: One of the most feared and revered characters on the show.
  • Fish out of Water: Hal doesn't quite fit in with Annie and Tom to start with, but he slowly adjusts as he becomes closer to them.
    • They hit you with this in episode 2, when the very Fifties Hal and Pearl make a sharp contrast to the slightly tacky Seventies Disco Fabulous look of the house.
  • Friendly Neighbourhood Vampire: His current phase after 500 years of vice and murder. Deconstructed in that we see the ridiculous lengths and routine Hal goes to to stop himself attacking others, and that without his morality chains he goes out of control easily.
  • Good Old Ways: Hal feels acute nostalgia for the late medieval period. He mentions preferring the dowry system to modern dating.
  • Hates Being Touched: He's very uncomfortable when touched. His reaction to Annie hugging him is hilarious
  • Had Six Mommies: He was born in a brothel and never knew which of the six prostitutes was his biological mother. When they died, he mourned each one of them as if they were blood related.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Leo.
    • Looks like he's becoming this way with Tom, too.
  • Iconic Outfit: He always wears his shirts buttoned-up to the top.
  • I See Dead People: He's lived with a ghost for the past fifty years or so, and of course can see Annie.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: When Hal gets close to a switch between good and evil, he falls unconscious and flashes between them.
    • Enemy Within: Implying that Hal represses his violent tendencies to the point they're nearly a completely separate identity.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: He strangles the werewolf Larry after he takes advantage of Tom, steals the money he was saving for his father's tombstone and systematically destroys Tom's confidence. Hal finally goes over the edge when Larry deliberately provokes Hal into attacking him, and calls Alex a slag and Tom a retard.
  • Knife Nut: In his fight with Tom Mc Nair, Bad!Hal takes out a small knife and shows a great proficiency with it.
  • Manly Tears: When Leo dies, when Kirby threatens to reveal his bloody past, etc.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Very much so.
  • Nailed to the Wagon: Tom with Alex at the end of series 4 ties him to a chair to get him off blood again.
  • No Social Skills: He's a vampire, he has OCD, he's been out of society for more than fifty years, he thinks relaxing would end with him killing someone... he's very awkward around people. His attempt at flirting was no better than Tom's.
  • Odd Friendship: He and Tom are completely different personality-wise, but they're best friends, and Hal tells Tom that he is the best man he knows.
  • Off the Wagon: He enters half a decade of sobriety occasionally, then goes off the wagon and back to evil in a cycle.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: No one calls him Henry, always Hal.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Like the rest of the vampires in the series, but Hal also doesn't seem to shy away from sunlight or wear sunglasses to help with the glare.
  • Prophetic Fallacy: Despite having his arm burnt by Tom's blood, he's not Eve's nemesis.
  • Putting on the Reich: In the Bad Future controlled by the Vampires, Hal is essentially their version of Hitler.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Hal is actually over 500 years old and an Old One.
  • Single Tear: After Kirby tries really hard to break him.
  • Shirtless Scene: While doing press ups.
  • Sherlock Scan: When he confronts a journalist who falsely reported that the Box Tunnel Murderer was a cannibal, he works out that she couldn't have been bribed as her expensive clothes are at least a year old, so she didn't need money. Furthermore her eyes are red and her fingers are stained from smoking, but she didn't have a smoker's usual wrinkled upper lip, so she's suffering recent stress. Therefore he worked out she's being threatened into doing it.
  • Son of a Whore: Although he's not sure which one.
  • Stronger with Age: Hal is now so old crucifixes have no effect on him.
  • Super OCD: He's followed strict rules for the past 55 years to avoid drinking human blood, such as avoiding human contact, meditating and obsessively stacking dominoes and then taking the structure apart.
  • The Grovel: To Cutler to get him to stop his evil plan.
  • Vampires Are Rich: Subverted: he made bad investments.

Alexandra "Alex" Millar

Alex: I don't care if you have enough Viagra to fill Titanic. Nobody is doing any rising on my watch!

  • Almost Kiss: But then Hal runs away...
  • And I Must Scream: When Hatch briefly trapped her within her own grave, beside her own corpse.
  • Back from the Dead: After the Devil is killed for good, she stops being a ghost and turns back into a human. She immediately changes her clothes and gorges herself on food. If she was killed...
  • Bad Date: First time Hal was terrified and eventually runs away. Second time Hal was drunk, rude and downright creepy so she left.
  • Big Eater: Upon being returned to life, as being sick is one of the things she's missed.
  • Boyish Short Hair
  • Cassandra Truth: She alone realizes that Hatch has something to do with the suicides at the hotel but neither Hal nor Tom are much interested in helping her. Then she works alone to expose him only to get hurled into her own grave for her trouble.
  • Cool Big Sis: For both Tom and Oliver the Victorian ghost boy.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Possibly the biggest snarker on the show so far.
  • Five Stages of Grief: Went through them very quickly apparently...
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Her death and her replacing Annie as the series' main ghost occurs at the very end of Series 4, but her presence in Series 5 makes it this trope.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Being a ghost, she's stuck in the clothes she died in.
  • The Lad-ette: Has trouble talking to other women, loves sports, hates wearing dresses, and finds men easier to get along with. Lampshaded when Oliver states that he's "Never met a more un-ladylike lady."
  • One of the Boys: Seems the case: Alex has three brothers and a father, and states that she knows everything about boys' interests.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Always Alex, never Alexandra.
  • Never Live It Down: In-universe. Alex is beyond pissed that Hal drank her blood, and keeps bringing it up.
  • Stuffed into the Fridge: Courtesy of Cutler.
    • Her story lives up to the letter of the trope, but not the spirit: her death isn't a cheap way to motivate a male character, it's what introduces her as a character to the larger Being Human story.
  • Temporary Love Interest: Set up to be this. Then she dies and became a ghost.
  • Tomboyish Name: Played with, it's actually short for Alexandra.
  • Tomboy: Her reaction to can't change clothes, ever? "But I look like a girl!".
  • Unfinished Business: She doesn't know yet. Hal's going to help to find out, it's ultimately never completed as she's brought back to life.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: A ton of this with Hal, often overlapping with...

Former Inhabitants

Anna Clare "Annie" Sawyer

Mitchell: Poltergeist.
Annie: See, you know the terms, you know how this works. I mean, do you know if I can channel it? Because I have been dying to pull that fridge out and clean behind it.

  • Adorkable: She can be just as squeaky and neurotic as George at times, when she's not delving into total Woobie status.
  • Berserk Button: You can insult Annie's fashion sense, or the house she lives in, but don't ever insult her tea.
    Pearl: We'll need to start using a new brand of tea. That stuff you make always looks very anaemic.
    Annie: There is nothing wrong with my tea.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Annie is the sweetest person you could hope to meet, but she's something else whenever she gets angry.
  • Combo Platter Powers: She's easily the most powerful member of the main cast. Annie has telekinesis, teleportation, invisibility to muggles, walking through walls, seeing auras, sensing and transmitting thoughts and feelings through physical contact, indestructibility unless she loses her connection to her house or loved ones, and the ability to destroy other ghosts. Ghosts also can hide others in the clothes they died in, making them invisible, and she can also share her memories with others so they may be able to see them, but they exist in her place in her own memories.
  • Cute Ghost Girl: Annie is adorable in looks and personality.
  • The Ditz: Occasionally.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Poor Annie has been through so much, being murdered, being sent to the afterlife and then being dragged back, watching the man she loved go through a mental breakdown that saw him becoming little more than a monster having to watch her three close friends die, having to protect baby Eve from danger and having to kill baby Eve to save the world. It's only fitting that she was finally able to move on and get her happy ending.
  • The Empath: In Series 2 she learned to feel tastes and sensations through physical contact.
  • Fearless Undead: She often reminds others (and herself) that, being dead already, she has very little to fear from any physical danger. She can however be taken into the afterlife by other ghosts or mysterious otherworldly forces, and removing her emotional connections allows her to be disintegrated. She's come back from the latter once due to her friends coming back and sheer willpower, but Herrick suggests that burning down her house and killing her friends would destroy her permanently.
  • Foe-Tossing Charge: Just one of her ghostly abilities.
  • Freudian Slip: When Tully grabs Annie's arm she calls him Owen and says he's hurting her.
  • Ghost Amnesia: Annie is initially unclear on the circumstances of her death, this appears to be pretty common among Ghosts.
  • Ghostly Goals: Annie's goals for staying in the realm of the living seem to change throughout the series. First she had to get revenge on her murderer Owen, then she had to kill Eve.
  • Jacob Marley Apparel: Annie's been stuck wearing the same outfit since she died, but how she wears it can change depending on her mood. Her floaty top will be wrapped up if she's feeling anxious, but will be open if she's feeling relaxed.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Most of the time Annie's a nice girl, if a bit panicky and neurotic. If you threaten her loved ones though, she'll tap into her rarely-used ghost powers to drag you into the afterlife or wipe you from existence.
  • Like Brother and Sister: With all her boys really, but most evidently with George, who she often argues with, but shows a deep amount of love for.
  • Mind over Matter: Due to strong emotions she became a poltergeist, randomly moving objects around her. After power increases Annie gains controlled telekinetic abilities when she has enough motivation, throwing vampires around in Series 1, and disarming another when Eve is threatened in Series 4.
  • Morality Chain: To Mitchell.
  • Mundane Afterlife: Annie's supposed "hell" (although more likely some form of purgatory) is a waiting room full of red tape and many different forms to be filled in anticipation of something.
  • True Companions: With George and Mitchell. Despite all the bad things that happened between them, in the end, it's clear that they would do anything for one another.
  • Not Afraid of You Anymore: To Owen. It doesn't work at first. Later it works very, very well.
  • Parental Substitute: To Eve.
    Annie: Give me back my FUCKING baby!
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: It seemed to simply be a result of the way the scene was staged and lit instead of anything deliberate, but when Annie completely annihilates Owen, her dark brown eyes have switched over to a light purplish-blue. It's subtle enough to be very unsettling.
  • Sadistic Choice: Kill Eve and save the world or to protect Eve but let the Old Ones take over the world? She kills Eve and the Old Ones, saving the world.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Mitchell.
  • Stepford Smiler: By the fourth series, implied by Hal.
    Hal: God. Annie, yours is even better than mine.
    Annie: My what?
    Hal: Your mask.
  • Taking You with Me: A kind of time-delayed variation in the Series 2 finale after Kemp forces her through a door, she pops back out of one to drag him into the afterlife and save her friends when he tracks them down later.
  • The Heart: Serves as the heart of both trios.
  • The Other Darrin: Annie's part was recast after the pilot.
  • Talking Your Way Out: To Lia in the finale.
  • Team Mom: Especially for the second trio.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: She can't bring anything with her though.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After discovering exactly what ghostly powers she had. Confronting her abusive ex certainly helped.
  • Trap Door: Literally.
  • "Uh-Oh" Eyes: When Annie gets royally pissed, her eyes turn ice blue.
  • Whodunnit to Me?: Annie doesn't have any idea about who killed her at the start of the series. The scene where she finds out is heartbreaking.
  • Woman Scorned: Annie was abused and killed by her ex partner Owen. She eventually gets her revenge.
  • You Can See Me?: In the pilot, and once or twice since then.

George Sands

My name's George, and I am a werewolf.

Portrayed by: Russell Tovey

  • Adorkable: Getting ready for a date, he spends five minutes running in an out of the kitchen, pulling clothes on as he does.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism
    Josie: "Oh right, I thought perhaps you were a wizard or something."
    George: "A wizard? That's ridiculous."
  • Beware the Nice Ones: George is a shy, awkward man who simply wants a simple, normal life. But once a month he becomes a killing machine, and George himself has knowingly killed several vampires, including Herrick.
  • Blatant Lies: But is terrible at it.
  • Enemy Within: The werewolf is implied in series 2 to be an actual separate entity within him. George himself considers it as such for most of Series 1. When he tried to sedate the wolf to prevent the change, it worked, but caused several unfortunate side effects. George claims that the wolf knew what he did and was pissed it wasn't allowed to get out!
  • Evil Feels Good: In the pilot, George says that the worst part of his lycanthropy is that some part of him looks forward to it.
  • Hand-or-Object Underwear
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He forces himself to transform to save his daughter from vampires, the process of which kills him in minutes.
  • Hollywood Nerd: He's a dork, but he's awfully pretty. And he sure gets naked a lot.
  • Hollywood Tourette's: Exhibited mood swings and a severe case of Tourettes as a side effect of sedated himself to prevent the change.
  • Fantastic Religious Weirdness: George is still Jewish, but no longer very observant, as he feels that Judaism would frown on the whole turning-into-a-wolf thing.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Justified. Being a werewolf here is largely a curse, and transforming is described as agony beyond words.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: To Mitchell.
  • Improvised Weapon: It's always sort of pathetic though and just emphasizes his Non-Action Guy status
    George: "Who wants some of my chair?"
  • Informed Judaism In the pilot George mentioned he gave up on most Jewish practices when he became a werewolf, but his faith shows up now and again.
  • I See Dead People: One of the side effects of being supernatural.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: George absolutely loves this excuse.
  • Karma Houdini: For cheating on Nina with Daisy. It's never revealed.
  • Killed Off for Real: George sadly dies from multiple organ failure after forcing a change despite it not being full moon just so that he could save his baby daughter.
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Annie. They often fight, and he finds her irritating a lot of the time, but they are shown to really love one another.
  • Mistaken for Gay: People who are acquainted with both George and Mitchell but don't know them well tend to assume they're lovers. Mitchell, who's bi, laughs it off—but George, who is straight, is indignant. (His strong denials become even funnier when you take into account his actor is gay.)
  • Morality Chain: Tries to be one to Mitchell, not entirely successfully.
  • Mysterious Animal Senses: All his senses get enhanced before and after a transformation, particularly his smell.
  • True Companions: With Annie and Mitchell. Despite all the bad things that happened between them, in the end, it's clear that they would do anything for one another.
  • Non-Action Guy: "Who wants some of my chair?"
  • Non Human Lover Reveal: His romantic relationships.
  • No Social Skills: As part of the adorkable theme. He turns into a stuttering moron around women.
  • Only Sane Man
    George: "Oh my God, has everyone taken Stupid Pills?"
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Changes only during the full moon, is pure animal mentally, has no memory of his actions, and has heightened senses—especially smell—for a few days before and after.
  • Painful Transformation: We see it repeatedly, and get a rather nasty description of the process from Mitchell.

John Mitchell

When in Rome, stop... killing the other Romans.

  • The Atoner: A Deconstructed Trope.
  • But Not Too Bi: Played completely straight. There's a passing mention of the fact that Mitchell likes men too, but absolutely no evidence of that interest.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: When he vamps up, his eyes become black.
  • Broken Ace: Mitchell is handsome, charming, funny and a legend within the vampire community. He's also a self-loathing addict who hates his reputation and is well aware that he is a danger to others.
  • Byronic Hero: Mitchell has flaws, and they make him a well rounded character.
  • Dating Cat Woman: Lauren.
  • Domestic Abuse: Shows shades of this towards Annie when he was in his Jerkass phase during series three.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Oh my, yes.
  • Famed In-Story / Memetic Badass: Mitchell is something of a legend among vampires, even getting his own creepy Fan Boy stalker. They tell stories about his murders, particularly Herrick.
    • Misaimed Fandom: He is none too pleased about it though, complaining that his actions can be seen as an inspiration to other vampires.
  • Evil Feels Good: Like all vampires, it's hard for Mitchell to resist the lure of being evil and giving in to his blood addiction.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Deconstructed and subverted. Mitchell is an addict, and simply can't stop himself killing others, no matter how good his intentions are. In fact his attempts to be a Friendly Neighborhood Vampire possibly make his situation worse, as after going without blood for a long time, when he kills again it's often particularly bloody.
  • Glamour Failure: He doesn't appear in mirrors or on cameras, the latter of which gets him in trouble in series 3.
  • Go Out with a Smile: He does because he finally gets to be at peace, and it's both heartwarming and heartbreaking.
  • Horror Hunger: In this universe, blood addiction is psychological.
  • Iconic Item: His black fingerless gloves. In-universe he wears them as vampires are cold.
  • I Hate You, Vampire Dad: At first he got on great with Herrick. By the time of the series, not so much.
  • I See Dead People: One of the side effects of being supernatural.
  • Karma Houdini: Arguably considering his involvement in the massacre of at least 20 people. Eventually Averted.
  • Killed Off for Real: Although it remains to be seen whether he will be resurrected or not, If Herrick is to be believed he probably can't be.
    • Word of God says he's dead for good. But then he said the same about Herrick after Series 1.
    • Very doubtful now that George, Nina and Annie are all dead, and there's a new trio heading the show.
  • Last-Name Basis: Hardly anyone calls him John.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: Josie.
  • Mood-Swinger: Sometimes taken to the extreme.
  • True Companions: With George and Annie. Despite all the bad things that happened between them, in the end, it's clear that they would do anything for one another.
  • Off the Wagon: Poor Mitchell falls victim to this with his blood addiction, but he tends to hold up better than most.
  • The Other Darrin: Mitchell's part was recast after the pilot.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Immortality and everlasting youth, sure, but Mitchell and the other vampires can tolerate some sunlight, and they eat like regular humans.
  • Poisonous Friend: Both Annie and George are forced to kill due to their friendship with him, and would otherwise have avoided the vampire war.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Actually fairly young by TV vampire standards. As of Series 3, he was 117. He was born July 29, 1893 and died in World War I.

Nina Pickering

Saying "it's not you, it's me" is a stabbable offence in my book, and I can easily get my hands on scalpels.

Nina works at the hospital with Mitchell and George. She and George began dating during season 1.

  • Ascended Extra: She was originally meant to be written out at the end of series 1, but come season 3 she's one of the main characters.
  • Abusive Parents: Her mother used to hit her as a child.
  • But I Can't Be Pregnant!!: becomes pregnant despite being on the pill due to her being in wolf form at the time.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Fake Nationality: Sinead Keenan is Irish
  • Heroic BSoD: Goes into one when she finds out Mitchell was responsible for the Box Tunnel 20 massacre.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: George sends... mixed signals.
  • Killed Off for Real: Nina's beaten to death by vampires with baseball bats just a week after the birth of her daughter. This thankfully happens between series.
  • Knight in Sour Armour
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Until the end of series 1.
  • The Medic: Nina is a nurse by profession (the first time we meet her she's chewing George out for making a mistake that's caused trouble on her ward), and in Season Three, any time someone needs some patch up, she's the one who gets out the first-aid kit and gets to work. Although nursing is usually seen as a low-status profession, in a household where Mitchell is a hospital cleaner, George is a porter and Annie is usually too insubstantial to be able to get a job at all, being a highly competent nurse puts Nina at the top of the professional status ladder.
  • Mysterious Past: The scars mentioned below.
  • Muggle: Initially.
  • Only Sane Woman: She and George take turns being this.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to George's blue.
  • Scars Are Forever: Nina has a terrible burn scar on her abdomen, inflicted on her deliberatelynote . She doesn't like to talk about it. As of the end of season 1, she also has scars from claw-swipe from George.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Series 2 finale, confronting Lucy.
  • Wolfwoman

Eve Sands


Lee Tully

Admit it, you're a little impressed.

The first werewolf George meets after he gets infected. Later revealed to be the werewolf that infected him.


Single mum of Molly. She and George began dating in season 2.


Sam's preteen daughter. Seems to have uncanny insights into George's true nature.



Allison (Ellie Kendrick)


    The Bad Guys 

William Herrick

Rule one of Vampire Club: don't get arrested. I mean, even Seth knew that, and he used to point at planes.
Mitchell's sire, and the Big Bad of Season 1 and a Red Herring for the real Big Bad in season 3.


This wasn't a game! This is revenge!
A victim of the Box Tunnel Massacre, her spirit is hellbent on exacting revenge on Mitchell.


Getting away with murder... makes you invincible.
Annie's fiancé (now ex, as their relationship was ended by her death) owns the house now rented by George and Mitchell.

Lauren Drake

Okay, I'm new to this, but aren't you supposed to weep or scream or wee yourself?
Turned, by Mitchell, during a one-night stand.


Herrick: There's something you need to know about Seth: he's an idiot.


I'm just one step away from wiping out an entire branch of Argos.
An old vampire, vaguely acquainted with Mitchell in the "bad old days". Supremely bored, smugly superior, and willing to cause whatever chaos he likes, just to sit back and watch it all.
  • Avenging the Villain: Half-heartedly. He really doesn't care about Herrick and is just interested in meeting George
  • Faux Affably Evil
  • Black Eyes of Evil
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Ivan's speech to Mitchell on what would happen if supernaturals were discovered.
    Ivan: What, are you imagining some kind of peaceful co-existence? It'd be chaos! Worldwide panic. Good news for religion, mind, especially Christianity. There'd be standing room only in the churches all of a sudden. And as soon as they knew about vampires, they'd know about werewolves, they'd know about ghosts. They'd be next. And when humanity had finally finished with us, it would turn on itself. First the other religions, massively in the minority now, then the homosexuals, the disabled... Do you want to know what the future looks like? Enforced worship in churches a mile high and every country surrounded by a coral reef of bones. *pause* But fuck it, maybe it should happen. There's nothing on TV at the moment.
  • Pet the Dog: As much of a bastard as he could be, Ivan really did love Daisy. He only agrees to help Mitchell provide a support group for vampires because he hears that Mitchell is trying to clean up his act for a woman. "Everyone deserves a Daisy", he tells him.
    • He also saves Mitchell by shielding him with his own body from the parlour explosion.
  • Wicked Cultured


Lloyd Pinkie

Geeky researcher into the paranormal. Affiliated with CenSSA, the Centre for Study of Supernatural Activity.

Father Kemp

Lloyd's sinister boss. Affiliated with CenSSA, the Centre for Study of Supernatural Activity.

Professor Lucy Jaggatt

Works with Kemp and Lloyd. Affiliated with CenSSA, the Centre for Study of Supernatural Activity.

The Old Ones

The oldest and most powerful vampires, living out in South America and preparing to take over the world. Most of their names and histories aren't known, but their leader is Mr Snow.
  • Affably Evil/ Faux Affably Evil: Mr Snow is soft-spoken and quite polite to Hal and Annie, but he's still pure evil and threatening.
    • His dealings with Cutler show just how much of an arrogant, cruel and egocentric individual he really is though, belittling all who have no use to him.
  • Bigger Bad: They're behind vampires such as Wyndham and Cutler, the latter of which is a major season 4 villain.
  • Creepy Child: Hettie, a 464-year-old vampire, trapped in the body of an 8-year-old girl.
    Hettie: Make sure they've got some crayons, in case I wanna draw some ponies and shit?
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: Subverted. One of Mr Snow's closest allies and, it seems, friends is Milo, a werewolf. But Milo had to make horrific sacrifices to be accepted by the Old Ones.
  • Kill ’Em All: Annie blows up every Old One apart from Hal and Hettie (the little girl) in the series 4 finale.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Mr Snow
  • Monster Progenitor: It's unlikely that the first vampires are among them (two Asian brothers), but they've sired other vampires on the show. Hettie sired Herrick, for example.
    • Hal states that most vampires can trace their lines back to Mr Snow, making him one of the oldest vampires, although not one of the original duo.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: They're like the others in the show but stronger, and Wyndham can enter houses uninvited. Mr Snow also has rotten teeth instead of fangs for unknown reasons.
  • Pals with Jesus: Well not pals, but Mr Snow claims he met "the son of the carpenter".
  • Red Right Hand: Mr Snow has blue veins covering his face, rotten teeth and rashes around his eyes, possibly because he's so old.
  • Smug Snake: Mr Snow acts as if everything will go his way, and treats anyone who isn't an Old One with largely bored contempt.
  • Stock Evil Overlord Tactics: They want to overrun Britain with vampire soldiers then march in land taking cities, eventually moving onto the rest of the world. Cutler recognises just how idiotic this is in the modern world where military forces can be mobilised in minutes, so he's coming up with a different plan
  • Super Strength: Mr Snow provides the most impressive display on the show: disembowelling a man with one hand.
  • Stronger with Age: Wyndham can enter houses uninvited, and he's over 1000 years ago. However he implies it could just be a trick rather than a developed ability. Hal also states that Old Ones are unaffected by crucifixes. Mr Snow is also apparently the strongest vampire on the show.
  • Tainted Veins: Mr Snow
  • Take Over the World: It's their aim. By 2037, they've almost succeeded.
  • The Unmasqued World: They're preparing it by taking over Britain first, then the world.
  • Vampire Monarch: They're considered practically royalty. Even Hal, who's a mere 500 years old and has been off the radar for 55 years, has local vampires deferring to him and calling him "lord".
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Although dubious whether she had a choice or not, Hettie, the only surviving Old One of the group, accepts Rooks proposal to let her board a plane and go back to Bolivia, after Hal went and "cocked up" the original plan.


A ghost from the 1970s, he says he's been sent by Nina to help Annie with Eve. Actually, he's there to kill the baby.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: His modus operandi was to get close to children so he could meet their mothers and seduce them by pretending to be a kind man before killing them.
  • Disco Dan: Hilariuos and somewhat disturbing at the same time.
  • Evil Feels Good: "Evil is like flying 1st class; do it once and you can never go back."
  • Ghostly Goals: He's come back from the after life to kill Eve on the orders of the future female resistance fighter so that he can stay in this life and keep killing in return.
  • Karmic Death: He was killed in an accident while pulling the "befriend children" part of his serial killer routine.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Plays Tom and Annie like fiddles. Only Hal is immune.
  • Serial Killer: Claims he wanted to be known as such alongside 'the greats', and is bitterly disappointed to learn that 'The Toyman', his chosen name, hasn't become infamous in the years since his death.

Nicholas Cutler

A young, very modern vampire serving the Old Ones in Britain as best as he can.

Captain Hatch aka The Devil

A grumpy old man who lives in the hotel Hal and Tom get jobs in, he's actually the devil in human form, trapped in the body of a madman since 1918. He feeds off conflict between vampires and werewolves.
  • A Chat with Satan: He tempts Hal, Alex and Tom with dream realities where they all get to live human lives.
  • Affably Evil: After he stops being a decrepit old man he seems to mellow out a bit, speaking politely to everyone.
  • Alien Geometries: Turns Honolulu heights into this temporarily when Alex is trying to run away from the men with sticks and rope. When she points out how they're back where they started, we get a brief look at an M.C. Escher painting of stairs leading everywhere. See also Reality Warper.
  • Ambiguous Ending: We are left unsure if the Devil won and destroyed the earth, or if he really is dead. Without Word of God we'll never know.
  • Arc Words: He Will Rise.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: It is implied The Devil may have sent the heroes to a dream world, while he causes the Apocalypse...
  • Big Bad: Of Season 5.
    • Bigger Bad: Indirectly, he is the Big Bad of the entire series, because he is responsible for the existence of vampires, werewolves and ghosts in the first place.
  • Blood Magic: He was bound into human form by a combination of werewolf and vampire blood.
  • Body Horror: When he possesses the madman that has been placed for that exact purpose, he ends up bending impossibly backwards while laughing horribly, and even does some... disturbing things via his neck.
  • Chaotic Evil: Invoked. It's his inherent nature, what he was created for. God apparently made the Devil to tempt and hinder mankind for some reason, partially to act as an example to humans that they can transcend. Hatch comments that they failed miserably, seemingly both impressed and disgusted that they became even worse during the century he wasn't there to tempt them!
  • Compelling Voice: His primary power, with this he can: turn people into mind-controlled zombies, convince them their insides were on fire, tell a secret that they would never tell, or cause the entire UK to commit suicide.
  • The Corrupter
  • Deal with the Devil: Offers a dream of being human and normal lives to the Trinity, in return for not trying to stop him.
  • Demon Lords And Arch Devils: Possibly. There's mention of a "beautiful" demon in series 4, and succubi exist. Their relation to him is unclear, though considering he apparently gave rise to both werewolves, vampires and the "men with sticks and ropes", he probably had a hand in creating them too.
  • Demonic Possession: The Devil has no shape of his own so possesses the closest human vessel.
  • Devil, but No God: God gets mentioned in passing by The Devil. Apparently He exists, He just isn't paying attention, believing (wrongly) that humans are too evolved to screw up without him. So the Devil is now the most powerful being involved in mortal affairs.
  • Devil in Disguise
  • Devil in Plain Sight: He's right under the Trinity's nose.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He gets Killed Off for Real in the last episode. The Devil gets Killed off for Real. Possibly not though as it is implied the Devil has sent the cast to dream reality where they 'think' they killed him. He meanwhile is destroying the real world...
  • Dream Weaver: a major plot point of the final episode, The Devil weaves several false realities to trap the heroes he may have trapped them in a Dream Within a Dream: and now they may all be trapped as he destroys the earth...
  • Dying as Yourself: After being abandoned by Hatch, his host mutters in confused French, before getting shot in the head.
  • Emotion Eater
  • The End of the World as We Know It: His primary aim.
  • Establishing Character Moment: He's first introduced screaming abuse at a young waitress.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: has a very lengthy (but awesome) one of these, once he has risen to full power in the final episode, just before he plans to make everyone in the world commit suicide...
    The Devil: “There are a couple of things I’d like to get off my chest. You see ever since you crawled from out of the primordial soup, and flopped on to the beach, I thought I was the one holding you back. Distracting you with shiny stuff and gun-powder, and then I was put on…the reserve bench, shall we say, and I thought ‘oh well, that’s that, without me whispering in their ears – they’ll build utopia’. (chuckles) … well deary me, I got that wrong. HE made you so he could retire, did you know that? You were meant to be the pinnacle of evolution, the creature so sophisticated and powerful you wouldn’t need HIM. And he could go back to his gardening and his word-search puzzles… but what do you do? You elect leaders that despise you and rob you of your freedom and dignity, you pollute and devour your Eden, you know beauty to be false but you prostrate yourselves before it. you think to be a philistine is honest, to be educated is cunning, you find the lowest common denominator and then you dig deeper. I was supposed to be the lesson, I was the warning, I was the villain, and you all became my tribute act... there is nothing I can do, nothing in all the palaces of the imagination worse than what you do to each other…you dragged the world to the brink of the abyss. Well done! And now im just gonna give it that final nudge…”
  • Evil Old Folks: Has the form of a filthy old man. Later smartens up but is still old.
  • Fantastic Racism: Seems to dislike werewolves in particular. although he doesn't seem to like any of the supernatural beings he ended up creating.
    • He's also a racist by Human standards, making racist remarks towards Mexicans in the first episode.
    • Although by his speech in the last episode, he's disgusted by all Humans!
  • Faux Affably Evil: He can act charming and kind when he wants to, but make no mistake, it's for his own benefit. He wants to destroy mankind after all.
  • First-Episode Spoiler: We learn in the first episode of season 5 that he's the Devil in human form.
  • French Jerk: In a manner of speaking, since his host is apparently French.
  • Hell on Earth: His plan. Europe gets completely wiped out (Britain first), Russia and everything east becomes ridden with plague, Africa becomes a land of famine, and the Americas suffer perpetual war.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Firmly believes this, pointing out that he was out of action for over a century, yet instead of making a utopia as God believed, humanity made the world even worse!
  • I Have Many Names: He quotes this word for word and lists some of them to Rook once he reveals his true identity.
  • Immortality
  • Living Shadow: In his true form.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Inverted. He's a pensioner in a grotty old cardigan with rotting teeth. Played straight later though when he's stronger, where he wears a nice suit and uses a cane. He can also act well-educated and articulate when he wants to, as shown with his interactions with Hal.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He convinces Rook that chaos between Hal and Tom would encourage support for his department. This leads to Rook using his surrogate daughter Natasha to seduce Tom and then feed Hal. Hatch then forces Natasha to commit suicide in the same room as Hal, driving the furious Tom into trying to kill Hal, thinking that he murdered her. This conflict empowers Hatch significantly.
  • Older Than They Look
  • Our Demons Are Different: His natural form is a black smoky haze, he can possess people and has a range of psychic powers, and he feeds off the conflict between vampires and werewolves.
  • Poisonous Person: Kills flowers when he passes them.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Calls the main characters 'poofs' when they reject his fantasy world and is first seen calling a young woman 'filthy whore' and other expletives. There's also some racist overtones in what he says, and refers to Bobby as 'Rin Tin Tin' because of his werewolf condition.
  • Psychic-Assisted Suicide: How he kills when weak.
  • Reality Warper: Can create Alien Geometries and lets the men with sticks and rope walk freely in the world of men where they're not meant to be allowed to go. Can also manipulate ghosts physically.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When he commands the men with sticks and rope, or feeling particularly powerful.
  • Revenge: He'd like nothing better than to rip Hal's heart out.
  • Schrödinger's Butterfly: It is implied The Devil sent all the heroes to a dream world, from which they woke and killed him...which it was further implied took place in another dream world, which corrected a crucial mistake in the first. "You should have put us together", indeed.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When he sees his current vessel of Hatch is about to be killed by a sniper bullet, he leaves the body, apparently for good 'into the hearts of men'. Ultimately subverted later, though, as he is revealed to have just switched bodies.
  • Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can
  • Satan
  • Throwing Off the Disability: When he absorbs enough conflict energy, he regains the ability to walk.

Ian Cram aka Crumb

A loser who gets turned into a vampire by Hal after getting into a car accident the latter accidentally causes.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: He really didn't want to feed on his sister and niece, he loved them. He was just too hungry to control himself.
  • Appropriated Appelation: Everyone forgets his name (or pretends to to bully him), so he decides to become "the Crumb that chokes the world".
  • Ax-Crazy: Like most vampires.
  • Butt-Monkey: His work "friends" gave him zero respect.
  • Chew Toy: Nothing good ever happens to him.
  • Foil: To Hal. It's pointed out repeatedly that if Crumb doesn't change, he'll become a monster like Hal was.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: As he puts it himself, "The World's Worst Nightmare: the victim that gets superpowers".
  • Giggling Villain
  • Heroic Suicide: Happily drinks werewolf blood to stop himself from becoming a monster again.
  • Nerd
  • Who's Laughing Now?: His work colleagues really shouldn't have ignored and bullied him......

    Other Recurring Characters 

Janey Harris

Janey is Owen's new girlfriend. Also used to be friends with Annie when she was alive. There's probably a couple of tropes to do with her having an affair with Owen while Annie was alive.
  • Dark-Skinned Brunette: In her first appearance, her hair is dark but she fits the rest of the trope regarding her fake tan and general attitude. George can only describe her as "very orange."
  • The Ditz

Mark the Vicar

George:You're very sarcastic, for a vicar.
Mark: Yeah, so people tell me, and I feel very bad about it; then I forgive myself.

Anthony Michael McNair

My name is McNair.

Mysterious werewolf who lives in the forests surrounding Cardiff with his son Thomas

  • Anti-Hero: He's a vampire hunter, but he's a criminal and obsessively hates vampires.
  • Bad Ass Boast: he's quite adept a this
"No, you misunderstand. You see, I told you my name. Because I want it to be the last thing you ever hear."
  • Cursed with Awesome: How he considers his curse. He's got a duty to wipe out vampires, but being a werewolf makes him stronger and tougher.

Dominic Rook

The leader of 'the Men in Grey', a government department dedicated to hiding the supernatural from humanity. Recently his duty has come under threat from government cutbacks.
  • Abusive Parents: His father apparently beat him. He gets revenge by pissing on his corpse before it was buried.
  • Demonic Possession: By the Devil in the final episode after he shoots his Hatch body in the head.
  • Government Conspiracy
  • Heroic Sacrifice: After being told that the Devil will possess him again, he unhesitatingly takes up a stake and tells Hal to kill him after it happens, killing the Devil at the same time.
  • Killed Off for Real: When Hal staked him. If what happened after is to be believed...
  • Manipulative Bastard
  • The Men in Black: Grey suits though, quite nice ones too.
  • Muggle Power: Him and his predecessors have kept the supernatural a secret since Cromwell's time.
  • Muggles Do It Better: Subverted. It initially appears that he successfully offed the Devil himself while all the supernaturals present were flailing around achieving nothing. Turns out he just let it possess him.
  • Necessarily Evil
  • Precision F-Strike: About that Chinese government's failure to invest: "Apparently saving the world isn't a good enough FUCKING return!"
  • Redemption Equals Death: After helping the Devil to almost bring about the apocalypse, he voluntarily sacrifices himself in order to kill the Devil by letting it possess him.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When he's possessed by the Devil.
  • Secret Government Warehouse: He stores prisoners and evidence of the supernatural here.
  • Shoot the Dog: Unleashes Crumb on his sister and niece, and werewolf Bobby on the hotel in order to increase support for the containment of monsters.
  • Waistcoat of Style
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He just wants to keep the public safe from the supernatural—even if that means he has to get his hands very dirty.
  • Workaholic: To a murderous extreme. He's willing to sacrifice an innocent woman and her child just to keep his job.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Averted as the Devil leaves him alive after getting everything he wanted. Although it appears he's not completely done with Rook, even after he gets the codes.

Alternative Title(s): Being Human


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