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Tucker

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The straight-laced, by-the-book Australian whose lack of any sort of backbone frequently causes problems for the team on missions. Despite this, he takes on a de facto leadership role simply because the other four don't care enough to oppose him. He is infatuated with Claire and his attempts at wooing her generally lead to problems on the job.

  • A Man Is Always Eager: He is very excited to consummate his marriage with Claire in the series 2 premiere, and there are several hints that his degenerating mental health is linked to his sexual frustration over not being able to.
  • Awesome Aussie: Subverted. While he's Australian, he's a mega dork who tends to be a liability to the rest of the team.
  • Birds of a Feather: He and Claire are the most uptight members of the team and both are attracted to the other.
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  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Despite his meekness, he can be very cruel to people he views as getting in his way. This extends all the way to his teammates and his past self.
  • Butt-Monkey/ The Chew Toy/ Cosmic Plaything: The rest of the team seem to always be either indifferent or annoyed by his presence and he's almost always treated as a loser by the universe.
  • By-the-Book Cop: Taken to ridiculous extremes.
  • Camp Straight: He is very effeminate but madly in love with Claire.
  • Celibate Hero: He is incredibly repressed and has very noticeable sexual urges that he seems to actively avoid fulfilling.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: As Danger Red in the series 2 finale.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: While he's a total nancy boy close to one hundred percent of the time, he is a genuinely competent fighter who is just as good at killing things as the rest of the team.
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  • Crusading Widower: In series 2.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Towards Claire. She reciprocates his feelings, but his own idiocy and fear of commitment has caused their relationship to stagnate.
  • Flanderization: In series 1 he makes little to no references to Australia. In series 2 he is constantly referencing things like the outback, shrimp on the barbie and other generic Australian things and is shown to be the son of a wallaby and an emu. He also manages to become even more of a useless sissy.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: He gets into fights with Jackson frequently, Ilsa seems indifferent to him and while Pierre is much more civil towards him, he also doesn't seem to like him very much. Only Claire seems to really care about him, and she is a complete Ice Queen at almost all times.
  • Gratuitous Ninja: Becoming a ninja seems to instantly make him cooler and more competent.
  • Heroic BSoD: Claire's death throws him into a season long one.
  • Idiot Hero: He has almost no common sense and is prone to lashing out irrationally at a moment's notice. He also tends to flounder in most social situations.
  • Land Down Under: His home of Australia is portrayed about as stereotypical as it can get, with him frequently referencing boomerangs and bush babies.
  • The Leader: A rare combination of this and The Load. While he is definitely the weakest member of the team, he generally appears to be in charge or at least acts like it.
  • Leader Wannabe: At the same time, the rest of the team only follow his orders when it benefits them.
  • The Load: He almost always ends up dragging the team down through some combination of his various phobias or his obsession with Claire.
  • This Loser Is You: The only Australian member of the team in an Australian made television series is also the biggest loser.
  • Manchild: He acts more like an overgrown momma's boy than a world renowned super spy.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Deliberately invoked by having him constantly be forced to run around shirtless, with his physique being very visibly oiled.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: His actions lead to the deaths of both Claire and Mckenzie in series 2.
  • Official Couple: With Claire at the end of series 1.
  • Pungeon Master: Loves inserting terrible puns into everything he does.
  • Random Species Offspring: His parents are an Emu and a Wallaby and yet he is human.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red oni to Claire's blue.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: In series 2, after Claire's death.
  • Sanity Slippage: Claire's death causes him to start talking to her severed head and generally acting even more unhinged than usual.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive guy to Jackson's manly man.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Seems to solely be attracted to Claire, to the point of requiring a stripper to hold her severed head in front of her face in order to get off.
  • Standardized Leader: He seems to have earned his leadership position simply because he is both boring and rule-abiding enough to fit the cliche.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Gets to move back to the outback in the series 2 finale and may or may not have finally gotten to have sex with Claire's ghost.
  • Took a Level in Badass: His ninja training with Mckenzie in series 2 makes him a lot more effective as a fighter, to the point where he manages to kill Mendez.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He is afraid of many things, including water and birds. All of these fears end up dragging the rest of the team down when out on missions.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Claire dies not long after they finally tie the knot.

Claire

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The no-nonsense Brit with a mastery of all foreign languages. She's generally prudish and frowns upon the antics of her coworkers, but every adventure will inevitably lead to her getting kidnapped and forced to wear a skimpy outfit. While she seems to reciprocate Tucker's feelings for her, his complete inability to make a move prevents the relationship from going anywhere.

She is killed by Carlos Mendez in the first episode of series 2, and her severed head is carried around by Tucker for the remainder of the season.

  • All Women Are Prudes: Exceptionally prudish and looks down upon anything remotely sexual. Like Tucker, she's more repressed than anything else.
  • Badass Bookworm: Definitely the smartest of the five and a master linguist to boot.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted in series 2 where her severed head goes through a lot of pretty disgusting punishment.
  • Birds of a Feather: She and Tucker are the two most uptight members of the team and are both attracted to the other.
  • British Stuffiness: She actually makes rooms more stuffy just by entering them.
  • Butt-Monkey: The Colonel has nothing but bad things to say to her and she dies in the series 2 opener, has her severed head constantly damaged throughout the season and is one of the only characters to not miraculously come back to life.
  • By-the-Book Cop: A slightly less ridiculous though much more smug version than Tucker.
  • Came Back Wrong: Her severed head gets revived as a zombie in series 2 and ends up killing Mckenzie.
  • Celibate Hero: Unlike Tucker however, she seems genuinely disgusted by sexual activity.
  • Closer to Earth: While she and Tucker are both outrageous stick-in-the-muds who refuse to disobey the rules no matter what, she is considerably more reasonable than he is. He completely loses it once she dies.
  • Companion Cube: Her severed head serves as this to Tucker in series 2.
  • Cunning Linguist: More of an Informed Ability, as the team only has trouble understanding other languages when the plot requires it.
  • Custom Uniform: Notably averted. She is the only member of the team who seems to wear her uniform properly.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Makes an off hand remark implying that she was molested by her uncle as a child.
  • Demoted to Extra: Appears much less in series 2 due to being dead, but still manages to make a brief appearance in every episode.
  • Distressed Damsel: Gets kidnapped in almost every episode.
  • Dude Magnet: Her Aryan looks attract plenty of Nazis, most notably Hitler.
  • Fake Brit: She's played by an Australian actress.
  • Faux Action Girl: An intentional parody. While she does occasionally kick ass with the rest of the group, on her own she tends to only succeed in getting captured.
  • Freudian Excuse: See Dark and Troubled Past. If she really was molested, her behavior isn't all that surprising.
  • Ice Queen: Your standard unflappable brit.
  • Killed Off for Real: In the first episode of series 2.
  • Light Feminine Dark Feminine: The light feminine to Ilsa's dark.
  • The Lost Lenore: To Tucker in series 2.
  • The Mean Brit: She clearly considers herself above her work mates and generally carries an air of smug self satisfaction.
  • Morality Chain: Tucker loses it when she dies.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She gets forced into Stripperiffic outfits practically Once an Episode.
  • Of Course I'm Not a Virgin: Denies being a virgin despite frequently boasting about how she avoids sex at all costs.
  • Official Couple: With Tucker at the end of series 1.
  • Off with Her Head!: In the series 2 premiere.
  • Only Sane Man: The only member of the team who is consistently focused on her job.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue oni to Tucker's red.
  • The Smart Guy: Though that's not really saying all that much.
  • Sour Prude: Looks down on everyone for doing anything that diverges from the rules.
  • Stiff Upper Lip: She's stoic, cold hearted and professional when dealing with pretty much everything.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Killed in the first episode of series 2.
  • The Unfavorite: The Colonel seems to hate her guts and never lets her talk. Given that she's almost always pointing out the absurdities of his plans when he does so, it's justified.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: She and Ilsa seem to be in constant struggle with each other, but Ilsa refers to her as a "work friend" and helps avenge her death in series 2.

Jackson

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The rough and rowdy American with a passionate hatred of all Nazis. He enjoys showing off his masculinity and is indifferent to anything that doesn't. He is attracted to Ilsa, but his feelings are one-sided and frequently lead to her taking advantage of and humiliating him.

  • The All-American Boy: He loves lady liberty, sports, his universe's equivalent of Disney Land and weapons and hates Nazis and Commies.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: His crush on Ilsa is forever cursed to remain just a crush.
  • Badass Beard: He's got one not unlike Chuck Norris'.
  • Badass Decay: He's lost a considerable amount of his edge in series 2 and loses almost every fight he engages in.
  • Badass Gay: Accepts his sexuality in the series 2 finale.
  • Berserk Button: Pretty much everything related to Nazis or Commies is enough to send him into a rage.
  • The Big Guy: The tough-as-nails muscle who is always ready to duke it out.
  • Book Dumb: Your stereotypical street smart tough guy.
  • Black Comedy Rape: He is raped by Rommel with a body surgically altered to resemble Ilsa's in season 2, with Ilsa simply sitting back and laughing on the sidelines.
  • Butt-Monkey: Generally only romantically, where Ilsa always finds new ways to mess with him, but series 2 sees him become even more of one, being prone to mental break downs, physical injury and other forms of humiliation.
  • The Charmer: He only does tricks for the ladies.
  • The Chew Toy: Becomes this in series 2, where he is first seen drunk on the couch of his dingy apartment hiring a stripper to pretend to be Ilsa and having Vietnam flashbacks. Throughout the season, he is repeatedly beaten, mocked and humiliated for pretty much no reason.
  • Clingy Jealous Guy: He instantly becomes arch enemies with whoever Ilsa's current lover is. Some examples include Rommel and Khrushchev.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: As Danger Pink in the series 2 finale.
  • Coming-Out Story: His subplot in series 2 seems to be one of these.
  • Cowboy Cop: He's much more restrained than Ilsa is, though.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: An extreme case towards Ilsa.
  • Dumb Muscle: He's clearly a "shoot first, ask questions later" type of guy.
  • Eagle Land: He's an all-American man through and through, mixing both the heroic and the arrogant qualities into one.
  • '80s Hair: Sports some in series 2.
  • Fake American: His actor is Australian.
  • Flanderization: He is much more of a pathetic meat head in series 2.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He doesn't hesitate to kill his childhood heroes Michael Rat and Sailor Goose after he finds out they're Communists.
  • Head Butting Heroes: He and Tucker tend to get into squabbles due to their very different ways of going about things.
  • Heroic BSoD: When Ilsa Friend Zones him in series 2.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Pierre.
  • Hidden Depths: He's very good at gambling, beaten only by Hitler in skill.
  • Hopeless Suitor: He has no chance with Ilsa at all, but that doesn't stop him from trying.
  • Idiot Hero: Very obviously the least intelligent member of the team, though he's nowhere near as bumbling as Tucker is.
  • Manly Gay: Becomes this at the end of series 2.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Intentionally invoked. Like Tucker, Jackson regularly finds himself showing off his toned (and improbably oily) physique.
  • One-Man Army: Singlehandidly storms Khrushchev's palace to impress Ilsa. It doesn't work.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He reluctantly becomes Danger Pink in the series 2 finale. This foreshadows his realization of his sexuality.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Pierre's blue.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly man to both Pierre and Tucker's sensitive guy.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Becomes one in series 2, getting frequent flashes back to 'Nam.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Ilsa.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer...: His Weapon of Choice is a 2x4.
  • Would Hit a Girl: As long as they are also a Nazi.

Ilsa

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The sultry Slav with a shaky moral compass and a love of smoking and drinking. She has a habit of romancing the team's enemies in an attempt to garner more power and influence for herself, only to become jealous when they show interest in another woman, generally Claire.

  • Action Girl: And unlike Claire she never subverts this. While she's captured a few times, she has the biggest body count of the whole team and is regularly shown to be a skilled fighter.
  • The Alcoholic: While the entire team is known to divulge in drinking at pretty much any given moment, Ilsa is rarely ever seen without a drink in her hand and gets violent when suffering from withdrawal.
  • Anti-Hero: Verging on Villain Protagonist. While she never betrays the team, she is solely focused on improving her own standing and doesn't seem to really care about anything else.
  • The Baroness: Served as one to Kruschev between series 1 and 2, where she was an obvious sexpot. She spends most of series 2 attempting to cling to it.
  • Bilingual Bonus: While her dialogue is for the most part perfect Russian, she does occasionally say things that aren't translated by the subtitles at all that can go over the heads of non-speakers.
  • Black Comedy Rape: Rapes Kruschev as revenge for attempting to replace her with Holly.
  • Christmas Cake: Her fear that she has become one is her running story arc throughout series 2.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She is extremely annoyed that Kruschev plans on making Holly his queen instead of her due to her being "too old". This isn't out of any attraction, but simply because she was planning on betraying him and ruling Russia herself.
  • The Dragon: To Nikolai Kruschev in series 2.
  • Dragon Ascendant: Becomes the ruler of Russia after Kruschev's death in series 2.
  • Dude Magnet: Though the dudes have a tendency to ditch her for the first blonde bombshell they see.
  • Femme Fatale: A send-up to the concept.
  • Freudian Excuse: Her parents favored her Soviet-issued younger sister (a pile of rocks) over her, leading to her becoming selfish and constantly craving attention.
  • The Gadfly: Relishes in annoying and embarrassing others.
  • Jerkass: Easily the biggest one out of the team. She enjoys making people suffer.
  • Karma Houdini: Almost never suffers any comeuppance for her amoral actions and is the only member of the team to get an unambiguously happy ending in series 2, where she becomes Empress of Russia.
  • The Lancer: A morally ambiguous Wild Card who only does what she wants in contrast to the law-abiding goody two shoes Tucker.
  • Light Feminine Dark Feminine: The dark feminine to Claire, and later Holly's, light.
  • The Mole: Her designated role on the team is seducing their enemies to gather intel. She has an unfortunate tendency to let it get to her head.
  • Mother Russia Makes You Strong: One of the most physically capable members of the team, alongside Jackson.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Deliberately invoked.
  • No Biological Sex: Jackson gets a good look at her crotch without panties in one episode, where it reveals that she has no genitalia to speak of, meaning he wouldn't be able to have sex with her even if she let him. This is presumably a one off joke, as the show is very vocal about her sexual escapades, unless we are to assume she only does anal, which is a distinct possibility. Or she's just wearing Nude-Colored Clothes.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: She and Pierre are best friends and are generally seen hanging around with each other when off duty, but there is no hint of attraction between them. They even were each other's prom dates when they went undercover in a high school.
  • Random Species Offspring: While her father is a Russian man, her mother is a parrot.
  • Sensual Slav: Like the rest of her team, she's based on a common racial stereotype.
  • Sex Goddess: Goebbels staggers off in a daze after getting a blowjob from Ilsa, while she just calmly lights up a ciggie.
  • The Tease: Takes a great amount of pleasure in leading Jackson on.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Perhaps not quite evil, but she's only motivated by her own interests and does some very reprehensible things over the course of the show.

Pierre

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The fun-loving "European" who prefers making friends over fighting. He has a habit of befriending almost everyone he meets on missions, only for them to meet a tragic end after giving him their recipe for the perfect cocktail. His accent switches between French, Spanish and Italian, making his nationality hard to pinpoint.

  • Ambiguously Brown: Pierre's nationality is fairly vague, but is generally assumed to be Mediterranean. Taken up a notch in series 2, where he's now Zimbabwean.
  • Breakout Character: Seems to become a parody of this in season 2, where he is now world famous and instantly recognized and praised by everyone he meets.
  • Cassandra Truth: Tries warning against the Butterfly of Doom, to no avail. In the final episode Pierre is given a cyborg modification that means he can only speak German. The others can't understand what he's saying, even though he's the only one talking sense.
  • The Chick: The most emotional member of the team and the only one with a positive relationship with every other member.
  • Chick Magnet: Romances a woman once an episode, but it always ends badly.
  • The Confidant: Jackson always goes to him for romantic advice.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Season 2 Pierre. While everyone else regularly utters "shit", Pierre uses "fish" instead.
  • The Heart: He's the glue that holds the team together.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Jackson, and Mckenzie in season 2.
  • Killed Off for Real: Rather abruptly killed off in the season 2 finale after getting caught by a man whose wife he was cheating with.
  • The Lost Lenore: Acquires a new one Once per Episode.
  • Martial Pacifist: Not quite as trigger happy as his teammates and prefers talking the enemy down. Nonetheless, he's still a killing machine.
  • Multiple-Choice Past: Justified by his multiple secret identities, but he seems to have an extensive history with nearly everyone the group comes across.
  • The Nth Pierre: Pierre's actor changes between series 1 & 2. It's very noticeable. Explained briefly in that his appearances are disguises/ aliases, though for some reason the crew still notes that he looks the same as his season 1 self when the team goes back in time and meet their past selves.
  • Non-Specifically Foreign: Season 1 Pierre is from 'Europe'.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Spends a lot of his downtime with Ilsa, but there's no romantic tension between them. They even go to prom together.
  • Psychic Powers: Can raise the temperature of cocktails with his mind!
  • Race Lift: And when he meets his past self, neither even comment on this.
  • Renaissance Man: He loves fine wine, making music and making love.
  • Running Gag: In Season One, people giving him a cocktail recipe as they're dying in his arms. In Season Two, the tapes of his songs that match whatever's just happened.
  • Supreme Chef: With a fantastic repertoire of drinks recipes passed down by his dying friends.
  • Token Minority: In season 2, where he's suddenly black.
  • Verbal Tic: Calls everyone he knows "friend".

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