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Red Cell Members
Sam Cooper (Forest Whitaker)
- "Aaron Hotchner wasn't available, was he?"
- Bald, Black Leader Guy
- Benevolent Boss
- Beware the Nice Ones: He's a generally kind and empathetic man, but there are a few hints that he's got a darker side, like when Beth has to stop him from strangling a particularly twisted UnSub to death with his bare hands.
- Cool Bike
- Mommy Had A Good Reason For Abandoning You: He likes to believe that his biological mother, whom he never met, gave him up to give him a chance at a better life.
- Mysterious Past: He's an old friend of Aaron Hotchner and David Rossi, has a history with Mick Rawson, left the BAU for a while and then rejoined it, is a Catholic priest and graduated from a seminary, and somehow got the authority to handpick a Red Cell team including a foreign national and an ex-con, two types of people usually not allowed to join the FBI.
- Religious Bruiser: He's a Catholic priest and a skilled practitioner of Kali.
Beth Griffith (Janeane Garofalo)
- Brainy Brunette
- Brutal Honesty: Has gotten her in trouble before.
- Cassandra Truth: They apparently would've caught the Beltway snipers a lot sooner if they had listened to her.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Fair Cop
- Friendless Background
- The Lancer
- No Social Skills: A milder example than most, but she's definitely socially awkward.
- When You Coming Home, Dad?: Both her parents were doctors and were constantly being called away, and she responded with increasing acts of rebellion up to smashing her dad's pager in the garage.
Mick Rawson (Matt Ryan)
- Big Brother Instinct: Implied concerning his unseen little sister, Jenna.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Fair Cop
- Friendly Sniper
- Handsome Lech: He's somewhere between this and Chivalrous Pervert. In 1x04, he describes himself as a "serial dater" and has trouble remembering if his last night's date's name was "Lisa" or "Elise", but he also seems genuinely insulted at the accidental suggestion that he's just racking up notches on his bedpost.
Jonathan "Prophet" Simms (Michael Kelly)
- The Atoner: For killing a child molester.
- Berserk Button: He doesn't like child molesters.
- Only Known by Their Nickname
Gina LaSalle (Beau Garrett)
Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness)
Jack Fickler (Richard Schiff)
Richard Stahl (French Stewart)
- Final Boss: The final villain the team faces in the series.
Rawlins (Nick Chinlund)
- The Dragon: To Stahl.
Jason Wheeler (Noel Fisher)
Davis Scolfield (Raphael Sbarge)
- Replacement Goldfish: His goal is to have a black girl he abducted serve as one for his deceased daughter, and invariably kills them when they disappoint him.
- Starter Villain: The very first UnSub the Red Cell faces in the series.
- Would Hurt a Child: He abducts young black girls to serve as a replacement for his deceased daughter, and then kills them when they disappoint him,