- HeelFace Turn: Before the beginning of the series.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Shoots the head off a snake in the first episode.
- Line-of-Sight Name: The sheriff names him "Ward", from a Montgomery Ward ad.
- Parental Substitute: He becomes this to Truckee over the course of the show.
- That Man Is Dead: He takes up the identity of Mr. Ward when he leaves La Belle, and it is reported that Roy Goode and Frank Griffin killed each other.
- Action Girl: She and Maggie take charge of the final battle.
- Bash Brothers: With Maggie McNue.
- Determined Homesteader: It would seem her late husband was this, though she would much rather go back to her old life in Boston.
- Doom Magnet: The residents of La Belle view her as cursed, and the source of the town's misfortune.
- Maligned Mixed Marriage: Not a lot of people seem to support her marriage to Truckee's father.
- Rape as Backstory: After her husband died she was gang raped, which plays into her current isolation from society.
- The Alcoholic: Pretty much constantly drinking.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: He's able to recreate the scene of a gunfight in his mind several days after it took place.
- Blind Mistake: Makes these occasionally, tripping over things and the like.
- The Lost Lenore: Anna, his wife who died in childbirth.
- Maternal Death? Blame the Child: Though he is trying to suppress it, he cannot help but blame his daughter for the death of his wife.
- The Sheriff: He is the Law in La Belle.
The town deputy
An outlaw menacing the area on his hunt for his surrogate son turned enemy, Roy Goode.
- As the Good Book Says...: Though nobody really know which book he's referring to. At one point he admits one of his quotes is from a can of shaving cream.
- The Dreaded
- Handicapped Badass: Only has one arm, but it makes him no less terrifying.
- Parental Substitute: He was this to Roy before the series began. The finale implies he makes a habit of becoming this to lost young boys.Frank: Have you got a pappy, boy?
- Sinister Minister: His go-to guise is a preacher.
- Wicked Cultured: He may be the most well-read character in the series.