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Portrayed by Mekenna Melvin
The daughter of Alexander Coburn (AKA John Casey) and Kathleen McHugh. Kathleen was told that Alexander was killed in combat in 1989 (actually volunteered for a special unit) while she was pregnant with their daughter. He first found out about his daughter twenty-one years later in "Chuck Versus the Tic Tac". After being targeted by Ring agents, she becomes aware of her father's true occupation. She is Morgan's girlfriend, much to her father's very reluctant approval.
- Action Girl: The potential is there, seeing as she managed to stun Casey with a five-hit combo. Of course, she's his daughter. Sadly, beyond that one scene, we never see her in physical action again.Alex: I got an A in my self-defense class!
- Cloudcuckoolander: Also with Not So Above It All. The weird...ritual...she and Morgan perform during Valentine's Day can only be described as the next level of Granola Girl. Chuck and Sarah were at a complete loss.
- Cry Cute: While not overtly funny, she really cranks up on the adorableness when Morgan breaks her heart. ...By text-message breaking up with her (DUMPD). She forgives him though, considering it really' wasn't his fault.
- Death Glare: She's very sweet, but this is something she excels that. Obviously inherited from her very scary dad.
- Disappeared Dad: Alex Coburn died during an operation in Honduras in 1989 while Kathleen McHugh was pregnant. His death was faked; he then joined a Black Ops team and takes on the name John Casey.
- Extremely Dour Colonel's Beautiful Daughter: Not that her father isn't a good looking man himself.
- Nice Girl: Doesn't suffer foolishness, but is still a very sweet person.
Generalissimo Alejandro Fulgencio Goya
Portrayed by Armand Assante
Dictator of fictional Latin American country Costa Gravas. Four presidents (Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush) issued a kill order on him but failed. Those orders were carried out by John Casey, who Goya calls the "Angel of Death." He gained many enemies, both inside and outside his country, when he decided to allow democratic elections. He is deeply fond of Captain Awesome, the man who saved his life, and even fonder of his wife Ellie. He also respects Casey, who (unwillingly) donated blood to save him, and gives him a new nickname: "Angel of Life."
Tropes associated with Goya:
- Affably Evil / Faux Affably Evil: Mostly the former. He's done some despicable things, to be sure, but he's a fun person who is genuinely trying to change.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The extremely efficient dictator of a Banana Republic, he's nevertheless eccentric and a bit of a party animal.
- Captain Ersatz: He shares qualities with Fidel Castro but his larger than life persona and love of the good life (not to mention his middle name) is more reminiscent of Fulgencio Batista.
- Chewing the Scenery: It's Armand Assante. Of course he's gonna chew the scenery.
- Chivalrous Pervert: He deeply loves his wife, but is also a shameless flirt with Ellie.
- Cigar Chomper: Fitting for a dictator of a Banana Republic. He even winds up gifting Casey a box of the things.
- Famous-Named Foreigner: Fulgencio Goya.
- Friendly Enemy: To Casey. Not at the beginning though; there were a few too many attempts to kill him for that.
- It's Personal: The day Casey tried to blow him up and killed his dog Chewie instead was when Goya dubbed him Angel de la Muerte.
- Large Ham
- Made of Iron: The man is notoriously difficult to kill. From a dozen assassination attempts by Casey, to the Ring trying to poison him multiple times, to even his own wife staging a coup, nothing was the end of this man. Plenty of close calls though, and none of them deterred him.
- MayDecember Romance: He is about two decades older than his wife, Hortencia.
- Noodle Incident: The man is a walking cup of Noodle Incidents. Let's start with the fact that Casey was living in the walls of his mansion for two weeks trying to kill him, and always failed. Then there's the dog, the revolution he staged with his wife, purchasing nukes from Volkoff, it doesn't really end with him.
- Rasputinian Death: Had more than a few of these.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite his quirks, the guy is a relatively efficient dictator.
- Retired Monster: He has done some horrific things in the past, but is trying to be better. Although, excatly how retired he is could be considered debatable.
- Spicy Latina: Married to one. And kind of is one.
- What The Hell, Dictator?: Just as Casey and Beckman thought he may have truly sided with America - after the...who-knows-what attempt on his life, by his own wife this time - they discover he purchased a Nuclear ICBM from Volkoff. Directly calibrated to hit a major southern city in North America.
Portrayed by Carrie-Anne Moss
A (presumably) Russian or Slavic PMC soldier who had a moment with John Casey in the past. She has now returned with her own company (Verbanski Co.) and is helping the team as well as providing Casey with some romance.
- Action Girl: She once disarmed Casey! (And even encased the weapon she took from him!)
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Is an efficient operative and businesswoman in her own right. But...she's strange. And when Casey is around, she either gets weak in the knees, flustered, or just plain weird.
- Cold Sniper: One of the best at that. Casey trusts her enough to watch the team's backs when he's set up by Decker.
- Dark Action Girl: Depends on the job. As a PMC, her clients can be quite unsavory at times.
- Eating the Eye Candy: It's obvious from the get-go the only reason she helps the team is because she wants Casey. She even trips over her own heel after giving Casey a look, ruining a rather epic Big Damn Heroic Moment.
- Everyone Has Standards: She's patient, but even she can't stomach Decker. Unlike the team however, not even for one second does she consider putting up with him and kills him on the spot.
- Good Is Not Nice: Underneath she's a good person, but will kill you on the spot if you antagonize her.
- Heroic Sacrifice: The non-fatal variety. She puts her entire career and company at risk when she kills Decker after seeing how far he'll go to destroy Chuck and his team, and is forced to go on the run as a fugitive afterwards. After Beckman absolves the team, her own status is returned to normal.
- I Was Just Passing Through: Whenever she's doing something helpful to the team, she'll always trying to pragmatically justify it in some way. It's plain obvious what it is.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A ruthless business woman who is very clearly only interested in Casey, but at the end of the day is a good person.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: More like blow up the son of a bitch. She already has as little patience as Casey does, but unlike him, does not put up with Decker's bullshit for even a minute. It marks all of them as fugitives since she killed Decker on impulse, but she regardless did them a world of favors in the long run.
- Noodle Incident: It's never really explained precisely what went on with her and Casey. Only that she took his gun.
- Official Couple: With Casey. At the end of the series, he goes to work for her. But really, it's to be with her.
- Private Military Contractor: One of the best in the business. Her company shames Carmichael Industries at every turn.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: Is a master of these. When flustered enough, she'll begin ranting for no reason - even as no one brought anything up!(Both Sarah and Verbanski silence a couple of mooks during a mission...)Verbanski: "...Fine! I love Casey! Just stop grilling me!"Sarah: "..."
- Tsundere: Heavy on the tsun. Their sex scenes are also....violent.(Sarah arrives at Gertrude's suite and begins listening in)Gertrude: "You've been a naughty, naughty colonel..." (beats him with belt)Casey: Grrrr... (Sarah gags)Chuck: Sarah....what's wrong?
Portrayed by Gary Cole
Real name unknown. Sarah's somewhat estranged father. He is a Con Man who frequently involved Sarah when she was a kid in his schemes, and often rewarded her with ice cream or sometimes hard cash. Sarah claims that her experiences with him rubbed her the wrong way, but Jack (correctly) deduced that she had way more fun conning people than she would care to admit. That said, he always kept her well-being and happiness at heart, and in his own way, looked out for her.
When Sarah was in high school, Director Graham arrested him "for his own protection" after he conned a particularly dangerous man - this same incident was when she was recruited into the CIA. Jack however found out about her much later, and despite being on opposite sides of the law, he's proud of her. Using his skills as a confidence man, Jack helped out Chuck and his team on two separate occasions: Freezing the funds of a powerful Sheikh, and obtaining Iranian nuclear missile plans.
- Abusive Parents: What Sarah's grandmother certainly seemed to think so. While he never hurt her and clearly loved her, it's obvious she really did need a better father. Training your daughter to be a criminal and not taking her future or safety into consideration when conning dangerous people out of large amounts of money certainly doesn't make him father of the year.
- Affably Evil: Absolute bottom feeding scum of the Earth. But he's a hell of a dancer.
- Affectionate Nickname: Calls Sarah "Angel", Chuck "Schnook", and Casey "Copface".
- Con Man: It's hard to say whether he's a good one or a terrible one. Really audacious cons seem to always get him into trouble. When working with the team however, he always seems to pull it off.
- Cool Old Guy: While his parenting is questionable at best, he's still a loving father and is a rather fun person to be around - befitting a con man.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A magnificent jerk with the biggest heart ever!
- Lovable Rogue: He's a self-serving con artist but he's just likable enough to never completely lose Sarah's begruding love.
- The Nicknamer: Never really calls anyone by their given name, not even Sarah (which makes sense given Sarah isn't her real name).
- Noodle Incident: Exactly who Jack conned that prompted Graham to arrest him and enlist Sarah to protect them was never expanded on.
- Refuge in Audacity: He conned a sheikh...by selling him Nagamichi Plaza. It's beyond stupid and batshit, yet it worked.
- Wild Card: No matter how much he loves Sarah, he's still a Con Man to the core and can never really be trusted.
Portrayed by Angus Macfadyen
A rogue freelance spy who has something of a vendetta against Chuck, to put it very mellow. He was a top-grade CIA agent who was set to be the agency's first true Intersect Agent. However, Bryce Larkin happened. After that, his life and career began a downward spiral until he left the CIA and began to work freelance. ...For Fulcrum, The Ring, and Volkoff Industries, all organizations which Chuck himself put out of commission, and Quinn out of business. Quinn snapped, and made it his life's mission to make Chuck's life a living hell even worse than his own, and get the Intersect while he's at it, which technically is rightfully his anyway.
- Action Survivor: He has an incredible talent of escaping extremely dangerous situations. Practically an expy of Sark.
- He survived being tortured for 378 days.
- Arch-Enemy: While Chuck would more or less see Shaw as his greatest enemy, Quinn openly views Chuck as his.
- Ax-Crazy: The man is more than disturbed, with a scary penchant for violence and several bouts of Laughing Mad. It's sort of justified, as he was tortured for over a year inside a hole.
- Badass Normal: Claims he can fight on-par with an Intersect-uploaded agent in hand-to-hand, and while he is quite good, Chuck and Sarah can still both overpower him.
- Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Being tortured for over a year in a hole didn't do anything for his sanity, or anger management.
- Big Bad: Of the second-half of the final season.
- The Chessmaster: While he's a lot more aggressive and hands-on than Chuck's previous enemies, he still uses emotional manipulation to the fullest.
- Determinator: To a practically hilarious degree - this is a man who will stop at nothing to get the Intersect. Case in point? Getting kicked out of a moving bullet train, and still somehow managing to get back inside.
- Hate Sink: An utterly irredeemable bastard to the core. Even Ted Roark was more likable than this man. And that's nothing to say of what he did to Sarah...
- Knight of Cerebus: His Mind Rape of Sarah made the final two episodes exceptionally dark for a normally light hearted show.
- Large Ham: Big time - although not quite as delicious as Volkoff."I'm former CIA too The Intersect was supposed to be mine But then Larkin stole it for you. So I went back at into the field, and then got captured (laughs) Oooh, and tortured in a hole in the ground for 378 days - IN A HOLE!"
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: His entire motivation is to get the Intersect and kill Chuck for ruining his life.
- Sanity Slippage: Chuck has, for the lack of better words, completely ruined his life, even if unintentionally. The constant repeats have driven the guy completely insane.
- Unknown Rival: Chuck had no idea of what he did to this guy; no one knew him, or that he was working for all the baddies that Team Bartowski faced off against over the run of the show.
Adelbert de Smet
Portrayed by Richard Chamberlain
Real name - Adelbert de Smet. Just how it sounds, The Belgian is a Belgian man who is in charge of Belgian Organized Crime. An extremely dangerous individual who specializes in smuggling highly sensitive intelligence, he had information on the identity of the Intersect. However, when Chuck practically fell into his lap, he got ambitious and decided to kidnap Chuck to extract the Intersect, or just sell off Chuck himself altogether. Even if he had to lobotomize him.
- Arc Villain: The primary bad guy of the "Intersect-less Chuck" story in Season 4. He's the only villain in the series who gets his own multi-episode story who is not in any way related to the season's Big Bad
- Auction of Evil: Partakes in these quite regularly, and uses them as a cover to sell information.
- Come with Me If You Want to Live: Rescued Chuck from falling to his death. But only so he can perform brain surgery and sell off the Intersect.
- Devil in Plain Sight: A "legitimate businessman" who is very obviously a mob lord.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Wears wire-framed glasses and is pure evil.
- Information Broker: His primary trade. He smuggles and sells sensitive intelligence
- Mind Rape: Tries to lobotomize Chuck to extract the Intersect.
- Obviously Evil: 1-Look at him. 2-He's known as "The Belgian." He's not the manager of a waffle house, that's for certain.
- Ruthless Foreign Gangster: While Belgian crime is a little oddly specific and unusual, he is still a very dangerous gangster.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Wears very expensive suits, though he does make the exception when in his base in Taiwan due to the obvious heat and humidity.