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These are some of the characters from Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and tropes which are associated with them.

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    Captain Scarlet
Voiced by: Francis Matthews

Real Name: Paul Metcalfe. Spectrum's primary agent. Captain Scarlet was killed shortly after the Mysterons' declaration of war and was reconstructed by them to serve as one of their agents. However, events led to him being freed from their control and now being virtually indestructible, he became Spectrum's greatest asset in their fight against the Mysterons.

  • Bring My Red Jacket: Wears red and frequently receives fatal injuries.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: His puppet and voice was based on Cary Grant.
  • Cloning Blues: Averted - it never really comes up, and his colleagues seem to treat him as the "original" Scarlet with no trouble. Played with in the CGI remake. Scarlet witnesses a replicant's construction and angsts over his state. A pep talk from Blue snaps him out of it.
  • Death Is Cheap: Even in situations that would normally kill an ordinary person, he manages to recover.
  • Forgot About His Powers: His ability to sense when a Mysteron is nearby doesn't show up in every episode.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Fatal wounds heal completely in just a few hours.
  • Heel–Face Turn: It's easy to forget that this isn't the original Captain Scarlet and is instead a mysterious replicant tool of the enemy, who turned against his creators. Of course, since he has the original's memories and for all intents and purposes is him, from his own perspective it's probably more like having had a brief, mind-controlled Face–Heel Turn.
  • Phlebotinum Rebel: Having being reconstructed by the Mysterons and then freed from their control.
  • Red Is Heroic: He wears red and is a brave and reliable man.
  • The Hero Dies: in "Attack On Cloudbase", he is finally killed by The Mysterons. Subverted. It turns out to be a nightmare that Symphony was having.


    Captain Blue
Voiced by: Ed Bishop

Real Name: Adam Svenson. One of Spectrum's main agents, who often works together with Captain Scarlet.

  • Ship Tease: With Symphony.
  • The Lancer: Though on rare occasions, this role falls to Lieutenant Green.
  • Undying Loyalty: He would rather jump out Cloudbase's window than spill confidential information.

    Colonel White
Voiced by: Donald Gray

Real Name: Charles Gray. Commander-in-chief of Spectrum.

  • The Captain: For Spectrum.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Regardless of what his agents have to do to complete their assignments, White always understands and accepts the consequences of their actions.

    Lieutenant Green
Voiced by: Cy Grant

Real Name: Seymour Griffiths. Chief controller of operations aboard Cloudbase.

  • Promotion to Parent: According to promotional materials, he found himself in charge of raising his eight siblings at the age of twelve, when they lost their parents in an air disaster.
  • Token Minority: He is of Trinidadian origin.

    Captain Black
Voiced by: Donald Gray

Real Name: Conrad Turner. Former Spectrum agent and the Mysterons' primary agent. Captain Black led the mission to investigate the alien signals coming Mars. Discovering the Mysterons' complex, he mistook their scanner for a weapon and opened fire, leading to the Mysterons declaring war against the Earth, taking him over to serve as their primary agent.

  • A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: The entire reason why the war of nerves started was because Captain Black had ordered the crew of the Martian Exploration Vehicle to open fire on the Mysterons even though the purpose of the mission was to make peaceful contact with the aliens and not attack them simply because he believed that the Mysterons were about to open fire on him and his crew.
  • Cold Sniper: Has shades of this, like shooting a target in the heart, through his glass, all while maintaining his creepy stoicism.
  • The Dragon: As the Mysterons' primary agent on Earth.
  • Evil Wears Black: Special mention to his badass leather jacket and shades he's occasionally seen in.
  • Fallen Hero: He was once a respected agent of Spectrum before he was converted by the Mysterons.
  • Faux Affably Evil: In the CGI version
  • Evil Sounds Deep: When under the control of the Mysterons.
  • Pet the Dog: In the episode "Manhunt", he kidnaps Symphony and attempts to kill her, however he chooses not to go through with it at the last minute, and allows Symphony to escape, at the expense of having to use the SPV he had hijacked to distract Spectrum from himself.
  • Red Right Hand: His eyes are glazed, making him look even more cold and remorseless.
  • The Woobie: He didn't ask to be turned against his friends and comrades any more that Scarlet did; it's just that the latter got the lucky escape that he didn't. It does leave the way open for him to be rehabilitated in the same way.

    Destiny Angel
Voiced by: Liz Morgan

Real Name: Juliette Pontoin. One of the Spectrum Angels.


    Rhapsody Angel
Voiced by: Liz Morgan

Real Name: Dianne Simms. One of the Spectrum Angels.

    Symphony Angel
Voiced by: Janna Hill

Real Name: Karen Wainwright. One of the Spectrum Angels.

    Melody Angel
Voiced by: Sylvia Anderson

Real Name: Magnolia Jones. One of the Spectrum Angels.

    Harmony Angel

Real Name: Chan Kwan. One of the Spectrum Angels.

    Captain Magenta
Voiced by: Gary Files

Real Name: Patrick Donaghue. One of Spectrum's main agents.


    Captain Ochre
Voiced by: Jeremy Wilkin

Real Name: Richard Fraser. One of Spectrum's main agents.

    Captain Grey
Voiced by: Paul Maxwell

Real Name: Bradley Holden. One of Spectrum's main agents.

  • Big Damn Heroes: He arrives in the nick of time to save The Director General of The United Asian Republic from a Mysteron assassin at the beginning of "Winged Assassin."
  • Career-Ending Injury: According to tie-in material, he ended up with a back injury which forced him to give up Stingray to Troy Tempest.

    Doctor Fawn
Voiced by: Charles Tingwell

Real Name: Edward Wilkie. Spectrum's chief medical officer.

  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: While explaining Scarlet's newly found retro-metabolism to him, he tells Scarlet that's he exactly the way he was before the "episode", making it sound as though he was referring to the first episode rather then referring to the incident that resulted in him becoming indestructible in the first place.
  • Like Father, Like Son: His own Dad was a doctor.
  • The Medic: Spectrum's primary medic, responsible for (among other things) analysing Scarlet after he was Mysteronised.

     The Mysterons 

  • Criminal Mind Games: The Mysterons often describe their campaign as a 'war of nerves', often providing hints of their future plans for no apparent reason than to psyche Spectrum out and leave them desperately trying to stop a plan that they can't fully predict.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: They start a war on humanity because they had blown up their city out of paranoia. Thing is, they rebuilt said city instantly, AND there's no indication that any Mysterons died.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: The Mysterons' projected voices always sound deep.
  • They Who Must Not Be Seen: All that's ever seen of them are twin rings of green light.


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