Audrey Prudence Parker
An FBI agent with an eye for the supernatural who arrives at the small town of Haven, Maine on a routine case. After seeing an old picture in a newspaper of a woman who may be her mother and discovering that she has a knack for cases involving the Troubles, she decides to stay for a while to try and learn more about her past and help the Troubled. She later resigns from the FBI to remain permanently with the Haven PD.
Audrey eventually discovers that her identity is a fake, and that she has been aiding Haven as countless different personalities throughout the centuries. Her original personality, Mara, helped create the Troubles.
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: It turns out that James Cogan, the Colorado Kid, was Audrey's son back when she was Sarah.
- Action Girl: All of them to some degree, but moreso Audrey and Mara.
- The Ageless: It would seem she cannot die of natural causes, though she certainly can be killed.
- Anti-Magic: She's immune to the Troubles. Duke's reactivated platter of Troubles, however, can affect her.
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Her three most recent incarnations; Audrey, Lucy, and Sarah respectively.
- Fake Memories: Each time she comes to Haven, she is implanted with the memories of a random person. Audrey, Lucy, and Sarah are only the latest.
- Identity Absorption: All of Mara's Fake Memories are taken from real people, to the point that they behave almost identically.
- Identity Amnesia: Each personality cannot remember the former ones, though Audrey does manage to get bits and pieces of Lucy. Contact with William allows Mara to surface over the implanted personalities, and she can remember the combined details of all of them.
- Literal Split Personality: Thanks to Duke releasing a Trouble which brings forth past lives, Audrey is split from Mara.
- The Power of Love: It's literally the power source for her Anti-Magic, which is amplified by The Barn to shut down the Troubles while she's gone.
- The Power of the Void: Her ability to grant Troubles is powered by Aether, the element which holds everything together.
- Really 700 Years Old: She's around 600 years old.
- Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: A side effect of being immune to the Troubles.
- Sadistic Choice: Haven gets 27 years of peace from the Troubles and one year of Mara's new identity dealing with the Troubles. At the end of that year, the Hunter meteor storm signals it's time to get back in the barn. Refusal means the town is destroyed by meteors and the Troubles keep kicking. Alternatively, killing the one she loves will end them permanently.
- Split-Personality Merge: After the Literal Split Personality event, Mara's mother recombines Audrey and Mara, except she leaves Audrey in control instead of making Mara the dominant personality.
- Super Empowering: She can give people Troubles or modify existing ones.
Tropes specific to Audrey
- Always Save The Boy: Nathan in season four.
- Amnesiac Lover: In season 4, while pretending to be Lexie, Audrey has to maintain that she doesn't know Nathan at all. Played straight with her and William, as her original personality Mara loved him but Audrey's the one in control and has no memory of him.
- Brought Down to Normal: After Mara is hit with Duke's Literal Split Personality Trouble and Audrey is split off, Audrey loses her immunity to the Troubles for a while.
- Clone Degeneration: Her body has been gradually breaking down since her separation from Mara, and now she's showing signs of real physical illness.
- Deadpan Snarker: Given the situations she has to deal with, it's not surprising she slips into this from time to time.
- Fair Cop: Very attractive.
- Fighting from the Inside: Nathan believes that the reason Mara doesn't finish him or Dwight off when she has the chance in the season 5 premiere is because Audrey's personality still exists somewhere inside Mara and is holding her back from actually killing any of Audrey's allies. He eventually manages to get through to her, but Mara figures it out and redoubles her efforts to make sure Audrey stays buried.
- Friendless Background: She is an orphan and has no other connections outside of Haven.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's good-natured and morally upstanding, which is fitting for her role as The Hero for the Troubles.
- The Heart: She has a very strong sense of empathy and is the only reason Nathan and Duke manage to work together.
- The Hero: A rare female example, at that! She does fulfill the criteria and the other characters certainly treat her as such.
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Nathan believes Audrey is still alive within Mara after the latter takes over. She's able to resurface for brief intervals, but Mara quickly takes control.
- Ms. Fanservice: Though less notably than some of her other personalities. Audrey does tend to be covered neck to wrist to ankle making the few times she isn't, obvious.
- Plucky Girl: You can knock her down but she will get back up again and keep fighting the Troubles - even if she's dying.
- Screw Destiny: Audrey is supposed to enter the magic barn and disappear for 27 years, talking the Troubles with her. She isn't exactly keen on doing so - until she learns the stakes. Nathan ends up throwing a wrench in things on her behalf.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Pretty much Audrey's response in any given situation. She might be a cop, but she's there to protect the people - not uphold the law. This causes her and Nathan some trouble in season two because covering up the Troubles causes conflict with the Trouble-hating side of Haven.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: With a little help from the Teagues.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She admits that she's terrified of clowns.
Tropes specific to Mara
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: William isn't exactly the nicest guy, and she does seem to genuinely like Duke, even admitting that under different circumstances they'd have made a good team. The situation being what it is, though, she instead betrays him and messes with his Trouble to get what she wants.
- And I Must Scream: Mara was conscious for the entire time her new personalities were running around trying to fix the Troubles, unable to act against them.
- Apple of Discord: She singles out Duke for this, trying to convince him that his friends view him as the expendable one if things go really bad.
- Big Bad: Of season 5, part 1. Also doubles as a Disc-One Final Boss for the season too.
- Birds of a Feather: She tells Duke that they are this, word for word, as the woman who creates Troubles and the man who removes them. Duke isn't convinced, at least at first.
- Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Invoked by her. As long as she possesses some form of value to Duke and Nathan, they won't kill her or give her to the Guard since they'd probably kill her.
- Dark Action Girl: Since she has the memories of all her other identities, she's every bit as good as Audrey.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The only person she cares about is her lover and partner in crime William, though Nathan insinuates she's just using him for her own ends. She doesn't take the accusation well. She later admits she has a family.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She genuinely doesn't seem to understand why the Doohan brothers would reconcile rather than just try to kill each other. It just annoys her more than anything else.
- Evil Is Petty: She demonstrates some extremely childish behavior while Nathan has her locked up, tossing out insults and breaking things just for the hell of it.
- Freudian Excuse: "Chosen" reveals that her entire endeavor is a misguided attempt to revive her dead father.
- The Gadfly: Since she's held prisoner for most of her time as Big Bad, she ends up having to amuse herself any way she can, like annoying the hell out of Duke and Nathan.
- Hannibal Lecture: When she's captured by the heroes, she gives these non-stop, and really knows how to get under everyone's skin. For example, she mocks Dwight about the death of his daughter, knowing he'll be absolutely enraged but unable to kill her because they still need her.
- HeelFace Brainwashing: Mara and William helped create the Troubles. As punishment, William was sealed away and Mara was condemned to help fix the Troubles by instilling her with Fake Memories and leaving her to clean up the mess. Undone in the season 4 finale, where Mara takes complete control. Done again in "Chosen", where her mother merges her and Audrey with Audrey as the dominant personality.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: It's not clear why she made the Troubles, though it's hinted she has reasons beyond It Amused Me.
- Hyde Plays Jekyll: One of her favourite tactics.
- She manages to fool Nathan in the season 5 premiere, allowing her to get close enough to cuff him and grab his gun.
- She also uses Audrey's position to get regular townsfolk to go along with her demands, at least until she loses her patience.
- When she figures out that they're trying to cause Audrey to resurface, she tries to isolate Duke and pull the same trick, but Duke catches on when she tries to make more of their past kiss than was really there.
- I Lied: Nathan tries to make a deal to get rid of her, but she goes back on her word as soon as she gets what she wants. As she puts it, wouldn't you consider a deal with a weed worth breaking?
- Lack of Empathy: She sees people as tools to further her own agenda, outright comparing the Troubles to a gun when Nathan asks why she made them.
- Monster Progenitor: All Troubles originate from her and William.
- Laughably Evil: Mara gets in a few hilarious insults to annoy Duke and Nathan.
- Not So Invincible After All: Despite her general superior attitude and immunity to the Troubles, Nathan points out that she bleeds like a normal human and can probably die like one. Duke and Nathan also realize that Duke's reactivated Troubles can affect her, unlike normal ones.
- Pitiful Worms: She declares humans are like insects to her.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: She has no problem showing off her body to either Nathan or Duke, and considers sex to be "recreation". Of course, she is trying to manipulate Duke, so it's as much that as it is not caring one way or the other.
- True Sight: Like Jennifer, Mara can perceive things that are invisible to normal humans.
- The Unfettered: There's pretty much no length she won't go to. Thanks to Duke splitting Audrey from her, she actually gets even worse, as Audrey's goodness is no longer holding her back.
- Villains Never Lie: While Mara isn't necessarily forthcoming, she nevertheless gives honest answers when she actually decides to humor someone. When Nathan accuses of her of lying about Jennifer's power, Mara bluntly tells him that it would serve no purpose to mislead him.
- Walking Spoiler: There's not a lot about her that isn't going to spoil something.
- You Will Be Spared: After using Vickie's power to tear a hole between worlds, she promises that Vickie will be spared. The moment is deflated when the tear seals right back up before she can use it.
Tropes specific to other personalities
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: James calls Lucy "Mom", though they appear to be physically very similar in age.
- The Bartender: As Lexie DeWitt, though only over an episode and the personality doesn't stick.
- Bi the Way: Mara claims this of a past personality called Veronica.
- Hello, Nurse!: As Sarah, complete with old timey accent.
- Mysterious Woman: As Lucy and Sarah.
- Really Gets Around: Lucy, if Mara is to be believed.
Nathan Thaddeus Wuornos
A Haven PD officer and the son of Chief Wuornos, he quickly becomes Audrey's police partner and friend. In season 2, he becomes the Chief of Police after his father's death.
- Abusive Parents: His biological father, Max, according to Garland.
- Aesop Amnesia: Nathan constantly forgets that Duke is not a bad guy anymore and keeps blaming Duke for everything that goes wrong. In season 3, he keeps assuming Duke is going to be a killer. He finally tones it down in season 4.
- Agent Scully: He makes some half-hearted efforts in this direction early on, as he'd really like to be living in a rational world.
- Always Save the Girl: He refuses to let Audrey sacrifice herself for the sake of the town
- The Atoner: In season 4, for killing Agent Howard and destroying the Barn; thus meaning the Troubles stick around.
- Beard of Sorrow: Sported one in the season 4 premiere due to Duke and Audrey being missing for six months and him living life on the run. He shaves it when Duke returns alive.
- Berserk Button: If he thinks you've harmed Audrey, start praying.
- Blatant Lies: In "Closer to Home", using information from Charlotte, Nathan tells William that Mara is still alive to convince him to help find the ruins of the barn.
- Can't Have Sex, Ever: Technically, he could, but unless it was with someone like Audrey, he wouldn't enjoy it because he can't feel. An early episode revealed that this makes him worry that he can't... ahem... "make it happen."
- Cuteness Proximity: Nathan changes completely when he is around babies. So much so that it disturbs Audrey and she forces him to give the baby back so they can get back to work.
- Deadpan Snarker: Which fits in nicely with his role as The Stoic.
- Death Seeker: As of season 4, Nathan wants Audrey to kill him to end the Troubles forever. It's his way of atoning for destroying the Barn at the end of season 3 and perpetuating the Troubles.
- The Determinator: His inability to feel means it can take quite a lot to put him down. In most cases, he actually has to be dead before he stops.
- Disability Superpower: Because he has no sense of touch, his sight, hearing, smell, and taste are boosted. He can also power through wounds and environmental conditions that would stop normal men, at least within reason (better at withstanding cold, for instance).
- Fair Cop: Yes, he is.
- Feel No Pain: He cannot feel pain, heat, cold, or any touch other than Audrey's.
- Guile Hero: If he can't get what he wants another way - especially to protect Audrey - Nathan will manipulate and lie to get his opponents to do what he wants. For example:
- In Season Three, Nathan uses the fact that Jordan can't be touched by anyone else to get her to trust him and thus have an in with the Guard.
- In 5x21, "Close to Home", Nathan convinces William that Mara is still alive so he'll help out with finding the controller crystal.
- Happily Adopted: When it comes out that Max Hansen is his biological father and not Garland Wuornos, he continues to consider the Chief his real father. Which is heartwarming, considering the rather antagonistic relationship the two had.
- Healing Factor: Any injuries he takes seem to heal in a matter of hours, with no scars.
- I Can't Dance: He has the excuse that he can't feel his feet.
- Inadequate Inheritor: His father is trying to make him tougher so he'll be strong enough to handle the Troubles when he is gone. He doesn't exactly think he's inadequate, just not ready.
- Love Makes You Dumb: He has made some incredibly stupid decisions out of his love for Audrey. "Spotlight" is basically one long Lampshade Hanging of this.
- Made of Iron: Comes back to his inability to feel, again. Lacking the pain to tell him to stop, Nathan, will just keep going.
- Mr. Fanservice: At one point, Mara tries to do the audience a favour and get Nathan to strip - because she likes looking at him, too.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Nathan kills Howard to destory the Barn, freeing William.
- The Nose Knows: Nathan has a heightened sense of smell to compensate for his lack of touch.
- Official Couple: With Audrey from season 4 onwards.
- The Quiet One: Nathan is noted for not being particularly talkative and when he does speak he tends to use clipped sentences and as few words as possible.
- Screw Destiny: His reply when his father's ghost warns him that if he and Audrey fall in love, Audrey will die. He's also determined to stop Audrey from disappearing when the Hunter comes.
- Supernaturally Young Parent: Thanks to time travel, Nathan was born about twenty years after his son, James.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Take a look at his picture.
- The Stoic: Perhaps as part of his inability to feel physical stimulus, Nathan is often not outwardly emotional. Duke mentions that he was like at even as child.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: His relationship with Duke is... complicated, and at the start of the series they seem more firmly in the enemies camp, but over the corse of the series we learn more about their friendship and it becomes pretty obvious that these two are almost more like two quarrelling brothers, rather than simple enemies
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Averted. He holds a great deal of respect for his father despite their rather-distant-on-both-sides relationship, but he doesn't need his approval or compliments. Of course, it didn't help that said compliment was on his ability to shoot a shapeshifter impersonating his partner in cold blood.
- We Used to Be Friends: Invoked by Nathan about Duke to Audrey. Him and Duke seemed to have spent their childhood veering between friends and enemies. Nathan holds Duke directly responsible for activating his Trouble.
A local smuggler, amongst other things, who is often caught up in the investigations. Nathan dislikes and mistrusts him, and he's not too fond of Nathan either, but he becomes something of a friend to Audrey and is more often than not their ally.
- All Your Powers Combined: As a result of having his Trouble reactivated by Audrey, he now possesses the combined Troubles of everyone the Crockers have ever killed.
- Anti-Hero: As a smuggler, Duke doesn't always operate on the right side of the law, but when it comes right down to it, he's right there with the heroes trying to save people.
- Blood Magic: His powers work through blood. His Super Strength kicks in when Troubled blood gets on him, and his De-Power works if the person dies in the process.
- Brought Down to Normal: In "Lay Me Down", he kills Wade to defend Jennifer, causing his own Trouble to be nullified. Audrey ends up restoring it several episodes later to deal with a Brown Note Trouble.
- The Call Knows Where You Live: He doesn't even want to be a good guy, but he keeps getting put in situations where he has to do the right thing. In one episode, where he's finally resolved to leave Haven and all this hero crap behind, he walks right into someone in the midst of a Trouble meltdown. He sighs, rolls his eyes, says, "Can't I just leave?!" and tackles the man.
- Combo Platter Powers: His primary Trouble is to De-Power other Troubled. He also gets Super Strength if their blood touches him.
- Crazy-Prepared: His boat is full of secret passages and concealed weapons.
- Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: He can't even meet his daughter Jean, because being near her will kill him.
- Deadpan Snarker: Much like Audrey and Nathan, Duke has this ability in spades.
- De-Power: When he kills a Troubled person, anyone in their family line is cured of that Trouble. Season 4 reveals that he accomplishes this by taking their Trouble into himself and keeping it dormant.
- Everyone Has Standards: While lying, cheating, and law-breaking are all fair game, actual murder and betrayal are not.
- Fake Defector: In Season Two, to try and dig some information out of the Rev.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: When he falls under the influence of Troubled blood, he becomes extremely quick to violence, and has to work extremely hard to control himself in that state. His brother ended up becoming an addict because he couldn't control the urges.
- Heroic BSoD: He's utterly incapable of being able to deal with being Mara's Trouble bomb - to the point where he just leaves town, despite Nathan and Audrey trying to stop him.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He willingly lets himself be killed rather than allow Croatoan to continue using him.
- I Cannot Self-Terminate: The reason he asks Nathan to kill him. He's afraid to kill himself, because that might release the Troubles inside him.
- Important Haircut: He cuts his hair short after Jennifer's death.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Duke himself lampshades this, complaining that he has somehow become the guy everyone turns to for help even though he's technically a criminal.
- Kick the Dog: Just about everything he did to Nathan in backstory. We, the audience, might not like him as much if it were done onscreen.
- Despite this, he and Nathan do seem to have an odd friendship dating back to childhood. They went sledding together as kids, and when Nathan broke his arm Duke carried him to the hospital...and then went back to sledding.
- The Lancer: Whether he wants to be or not.
- Ladykiller in Love: Unrequited with Audrey. Very much requited with Jennifer.
- Likes Older Women: When he's reacquainted with Vanessa, who used to babysit him as a child, he's mesmerized by her beauty and hits on her. The other characters comment on this a lot.
- Lovable Rogue: Duke is one charming smuggler.
- Mr. Fanservice: Has more than one shirtless scene which the audience has gobbled up.
- Parental Neglect: According to him, his usual conversation with his father went along the lines of being asked to go pick him up another six-pack.
- Phlebotinum Overload: After Audrey reactivates all the Troubles within him, they threaten to destroy him. He can only survive by allowing them to surface, relieving some of the pressure.
- Power Incontinence: All the Troubles his family has removed are actually still inside him and when Audrey reactivates his Trouble they start to come out..
- Screw Destiny: His attitude toward whatever people declare is his destiny.
- Sins of Our Fathers: A lot of people blame him for his father Simon's crimes. He was completely ignorant of them until the appropriately named episode "Sins of the Fathers".
- Super Strength: His strength is temporarily boosted if the blood of a Troubled person is spilled on him.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: As with Nathan.
- Tears of Blood: A side effect of his Phlebotinum Overload causes him to bleed from his eyes whenever he releases a Trouble.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: His relationship with Nathan is... complicated, and at the start of the series they seem more firmly in the enemies camp, but over the corse of the series we learn more about their friendship and it becomes pretty obvious that these two are almost more like two quarrelling brothers, rather than simple enemies
- We Used to Be Friends: With Nathan. Exactly how that worked is never made clear, but they certainly weren't just two kids the same age.
- You Killed My Father: Lucy Ripley killed Simon Crocker. Unusually for this trope, Duke doesn't seem to want revenge on Audrey. And it happened the generation before, too, with Sarah Vernon killing Duke's grandfather.
The Chief of Police in Haven, he knows more than he is telling about Audrey's origins.
- Da Chief: Until he dies at the end of season 1, and briefly during Audrey's time travel problems in season 3.
- Dishing Out Dirt: His Trouble causes localized earthquakes. It also turns him to stone when he tries to contain it.
- Power Incontinence: His Trouble activates in response to emotion, and he has a hard time keeping a lid on it, especially when Nathan's biological father returns to town.
- So Proud of You: Though it takes a while to admit it, and isn't exactly said in the best of circumstances.
- Taken for Granite: While trying to stop himself from triggering an earthquake, he turns into a statue and shatters.
- Tough Love: His parenting style.
Runs Haven's newspaper shop with his brother Dave. He knows more than he is telling about the Troubles and Audrey's origins.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He puts on a good show, pretending to be a slightly vacant old man writing stories for the Haven Herald. But Vince is the leader of the Guard and a protector of the Troubled.
- Cryptic Background Reference: Exactly what happened with Max Hansen, anyway? (Direct relation to Retired Badass.)
- Dirty Old Man: Though him ogling Audrey may be justified as it is implied that he loved her back when she was Sarah.
- Magical Native American: He is of Mi'kmaq descent and his destiny is closely tied to Haven.
- The Man Behind the Man: He runs the Guard.
- My Greatest Failure: During the 1980's Troubles, he activated Simon Crocker's Trouble and had him eliminate Troubles, but Simon got Drunk on the Dark Side and became a monster. This mistake still haunts Vince to this day.
- Non-Idle Rich: How rich? Tommy notes that Vince and Dave own most of Haven and then some.
- Retired Badass: In a sense. He may not be out there fighting the fight, but he runs the Guard.
- Those Two Guys: With Dave.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He believes Audrey needs to go into The Barn for the good of everyone, even though he isn't particularly pleased about it. He just doesn't see another option.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: His Trouble is to... make the circular maze symbol appear on his arm at will (seemingly). It ends up being useful in "When The Bough Breaks" by pointing at the Heart of Haven like a compass.
Runs Haven's newspaper shop with his brother Vince. He knows more than he is telling about the Troubles and Audrey's origins.
- Dirty Old Man: Though him ogling Audrey may be justified as it is implied that he loved her back when she was Sarah.
- Grand Theft Me: By Croatoan, who uses Dave's body to murder Troubled people, including the Colorado Kid.
- Happily Adopted: "When The Bough Breaks" reveals that he was adopted into the Teagues family, and is in fact not even from this world.
- My Greatest Failure: Dave is devastated to realise that, while possessed by Croatoan, he killed The Colorado Kid.
- Non-Idle Rich: Just like Vince.
- Those Two Guys: With Vince.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He is firmly set against Audrey entering The Barn, believing that they're just treating the symptoms of the Troubles by using her instead of actually dealing with them.
A mysterious man formerly employed by Garland Wuornos. He works as a handyman in Haven, but joins the heroes in protecting Haven from the Troubles. In Season 4, he becomes the Chief of Police after Nathan stepped down.
- Blessed with Suck: He's a bullet-magnet. He found this out when deployed in Afghanistan. He wears a bulletproof vest at all times to stay safe.
- Character Development: Over the course of seasons 2 and 3, Dwight becomes a little more outgoing and less of a Badass Bystander/The Atoner. His job in season 4 is not likely something he'd have done before running into Audrey and the gang, if only because of the constant danger it puts him in. Though at least it gives him an excuse to wear a vest and not get hassled by the police.
- Clean Up Crew: When he says he "cleans things up," he means he gets rid of the evidence of the Troubles. Though it sounds more mysterious than it actually is; Audrey remarks that when he looks like a viking, people will believe anything he says.
- Determinator: His response to being caught in a bear trap while carrying a little girl to safety? Pull the chain out of the ground and keep going.
- Hero of Another Story: He's been in Haven helping to deal with the Troubles for a long time before Nathan and Audrey meet him.
- Hopeless with Tech: In "Shot in the Dark", he mentions he knows nothing about computers and the Internet, so he gets others to handle it for him.
- In-Series Nickname: Duke calls him "Sasquatch".
- Locked Out of the Loop: He rivals Duke for being kept from knowing some of the bigger secrets, eventually even taking Duke's place. Mara mocks him for this. This leads to him leading a mutiny against Vince for control of the Guard, both out of annoyance for Vince constantly hiding things and because Vince is more focused on caring for his brother than running the Guard.
- My Greatest Failure: Is haunted by the memory of his dead daughter, Lizzie. While helping the wendigo sisters, the Teagues ask if he's doing it to try to atone for Lizzie's death. He angrily replies that he's doing it because it is the right thing to do.
- Papa Wolf: Toward the wendigo sisters.
- Parental Neglect: According to him, his father and Duke's father are pretty much the same. His father didn't even bother to warn him about his Trouble before he enlisted.
- The Straight and Arrow Path: Typically carries and wields a crossbow, which in this modern age nets a few stares from people and got him arrested once by a cop who wasn't in on The Masquerade. This is out of necessity, since his Trouble prevents him from using a gun. In season 4, he swaps it out for a taser.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Starts showing shades of this over the course of season 5, after taking over leadership of the Guard. When Haven is cut off from the rest of the world and overrun with new out-of-control Troubles, he and the Guard declare martial law and take over the town.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Dwight's power is to attract bullets. This can be great during a firefight for those standing next to him but really sucks for him.
Characters Connected to Audrey's Past
Agent Byron Howard
Audrey's FBI superior, who reluctantly accepts her resignation when she decides to remain in Haven indefinitely. He also knows more about Haven than he seems. He is the caretaker of The Barn which takes Audrey away.
- Played by: Steve Lund
In 1983, his unidentified dead body was found in Haven. The case was investigated by Garland Wuornos, who didn't really get anywhere and closed it. The mystery of his death and identity is one of the driving questions of the show. He is eventually revealed to be James Cogan, son of Audrey's past incarnation Sarah Vernon and a time-traveling Nathan. He was also the husband of Arla Cogan, the woman who became the Bolt Gun Killer.
- Establishing Character Moment: The first time we see James alive, he is helping Lucy with the Troubles - in much the same way that Nathan does/will with Audrey.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: He only learns who his father is when Nathan introduces himself as such.
- Luke, You Are My Father: Sarah and Nathan were his parents, but Audrey and Nathan only find out late in Season 3.
- Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Sarah had to go into the Barn and Nathan wasn't even aware he had a son.
- Older Than They Look: Because he was revived by the Barn, he looks exactly the same as he did in the 1980's.
- Posthumous Character: Subverted; Lucy Ripley resurrected him by putting his body in the Barn, but now his life is connected to it. He apparently cannot survive for very long outside it.
- Strong Family Resemblance: One of the first things Lucy does when she finds out Nathan is James' father is comment that they look alike. Certainly Lucas Bryant and Steve Lund share a physical resemblance.
- The Trope Kid: He was called The Colorado Kid because the only thing anybody could gather about his identity was that he was from Colorado.
- The Unsolved Mystery: No one's quite sure what happened to him, until the Barn shows up and drops him off.
- Walking Spoiler: Pretty much everything about him is a spoiler.
- Played by: Laura Vandervoort (true form), various actors (disguises)
- Blessed with Suck: The reason she has to wear the skin of others is because she has no skin. It melted off when her Trouble activated.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": For good reason, since no one knows who she really is and she can chance appearances like clothing.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Does not seem to understand why the others find killing people and skinning them abominable.
- Face Stealer: She's a skinwalker who can assume the appearance of others by skinning them and wearing their skin like a suit.
- Glamour Failure: Audrey tricks her into walking into the Barn, shutting off her Trouble and causing her stolen skin to become just a mask made of skin.
- Impostor Forgot One Detail: As Tommy Bowen, she isn't a trained cop, but this only works in hindsight.
- Improbable Weapon User: A bolt gun isn't exactly the most efficient murder weapon. What it does do is leave the skin mostly undamaged for later use.
- Never My Fault: When her husband rejects her for her murders, she angrily blames Audrey and tries to kill her, but James gets in the way and is stabbed instead. Arla blames Audrey for that too and tries to attack her again, only for Audrey to kill her instead.
- Older Than They Look: Since she can look like anyone, she can look as young or as old as she pleases. Even her primary form is merely an approximation of her appearance back when James disappeared.
- Required Secondary Powers: Her powers not only let her copy appearance, but every physical aspect of a person, even their voice, height, and muscle mass. Invokes a bit of Fridge Logic when her composite mask is shown to heal into a seamless face when worn, making one wonder why she needs the bolt gun if her powers actively hide even major blemishes like that.
- Samus Is a Girl: She is assumed to be male until the secret is revealed.
- Serial Killer: She's killing people so she can collect parts of them to reconstruct her old appearance.
- Something Only They Would Say: Has a distinctive "Hush" which alerts Audrey after hearing about it from someone who witnessed one murder.
- Start of Darkness: When the Colorado Kid was murdered, Lucy offered to take them both into the Barn so he would be revived and they could live together. Then Arla's Trouble kicked in and her skin melted off. She murdered a woman in desperation, not wanting to be seen skinless, but Lucy condemned the act and took the Colorado Kid by herself. Every act since was an attempt to get him back and reconstruct her old appearance.
- Walking Spoiler: Like her husband, much of what relates to her identity is a spoiler.
- Yandere: Towards the Colorado Kid.
A CDC doctor who comes to Haven tracking Dave Teague's strange medical records, and winds up getting embroiled in the Troubles. She's actually Mara's mother, and she's trying to undo the damage her daughter has caused.
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: She looks about the same age as Mara, though it's not clear how her species ages.
- The Atoner: She designed the punishment for Mara, and after realizing that it wasn't working, wants to fix everything.
- Brainy Brunette: She's working on a way to solve the Troubles.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Charlotte Cross is a CDC doctor who's treated outbreaks of terrible diseases like Ebola all over the world. Then we find out who she really is: Mara/Audrey's mother. Her husband's research led him to being banished and then to become the demon Croatoan and whose daughter is, well, Mara. She also tells Dwight that before meeting him she wasn't a good person.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: To Audrey once she realises she's been caught.
- Not So Different: Bonds with Dwight over the horrors they've seen in war zones and disease-ridden parts of the world. Of course she might not be telling the truth about that...
- Older Than They Look: She says she's about 1,100 Earth years old, and that Mara is 600-ish.
- Science Hero: She actually discovers a genetic origin for the Troubles, and starts working on a possible medical treatment for them.
- Walking Spoiler: She shows up halfway through Season 5, and a lot of her history turns out to be integral to the backstory of the show.
- Was It All a Lie?: Gets this from Dwight after The Reveal. There's every indication that her feelings for him are genuine, but Dwight's trust issues are quite justifiably massive, so he's still stewing about not being told the whole truth.
A creature from the Void Between Worlds, running loose in Haven killing the Troubled. Considered by Charlotte's people to be their version of the Devil and he's also Mara's father.
- Affably Evil: He's a nice enough guy talking to Audrey, even bringing her breakfast. He's quite monstrous with everyone else.
- Ambiguously Human: He's Mara's father. Whether he always was a demon or somehow became one in the Void isn't yet clear.
- Big Bad: Of the final season.
- Eldritch Abomination: Described as such.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He loves his daughter more than anything in both worlds. Even though Audrey insists that Mara is gone, he still wants to bring her home.
- Hero Killer: As the "No Marks Killer," he hunts down Troubled people for the Aether in their systems. And he kills Charlotte when she discovers him.
- Mad Scientist: He was banished from Mara's world for experimenting with Aether in highly unethical ways.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: He was trapped in the Void, unable to leave, until our heroes opened a door to banish William.
- Time Abyss: He's ageless. He was responsible for the disappearance of Roanoke some four hundred years ago.
- Voice of the Legion: He has a very creepy, multi-layered voice.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: First started experimenting with Aether and Troubles to save Mara when she was very sick.
A mysterious individual from the Barn, who helps Audrey escape it.
- Actor Allusion:Lexie: Are you a cop?
William: Not even a little.
- Anti-Magic: He's immune to the Troubles, same as Audrey.
- Big Bad: For season 4.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Plays himself off as a friend to Audrey and Lexie, but soon reveals that he's trying to revive Mara within her.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: He is very competent and can conduct a thorough investigation, but hates the fact that it takes work and considers it exhausting.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The only person he cares about is his lover and partner in crime Mara.
- Evil All Along: Pretended to be a kind person just trying to help Audrey out for the good of Haven.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Says he doesn't understand why Audrey helps people, as Audrey and himself are above them.William: (to Audrey, after shooting Duke) He doesn't matter. None of them matter!
- False Friend: To Audrey. He actually wants to revive Mara, his lover, whose repressed personality is within her.
- Healing Factor: He can recover from gunshot wounds and No-Sell tranquillizers.
- Monster Progenitor: He and Mara are the ones who created the Troubles, which is why Mara was brainwashed into helping fix things.
- Older Than They Look: He's a contemporary of Mara.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: The Barn was his can.
- Super Empowering: He can grant Troubles to those who don't have one, can implicitly grant additional Troubles to those who already have one (Dwight was threatened with this), and finally can supercharge existing Troubles, either making them more potent or contagious.
- Synchronization: He and Audrey are connected. Anything that happens to him happens to her, and vice versa. Except Groin Attack. Obviously, they don't share the anatomy for that one.
- The Unfettered: He wants Audrey to remember who she really is, and he'll hurt as many people as he has to in order to make that happen.
- Walking Spoiler: He's the major driving force for season 4, basically laying out Audrey's origins and the source of the Troubles.
- Yandere: For Audrey. However, he hates her current personality and wants the original her to reemerge.
Reverend Ed Driscoll
A former drunk who turned to religion. The Reverend is extremely influential and does his best to spread his beliefs that the Troubled and those who sympathize with them are unholy abominations who must be destroyed in the name of God.
- Big Bad: Of Season 2, even as a ghost.
- Drowning My Sorrows: His drinking doesn't help his personality any. Most notable when his daughter takes the Troubled Bobby and leaves.
- Fantastic Racism: Against the Troubled.
- Freudian Excuse: His beloved wife Penny had an affair with a guy who happened to be Troubled, then she died. It turns out that she faked her death and moved away. According to her, he was emotionally abusive.
- The Fundamentalist: He thinks Haven would be a much better place if they could just get rid of all the 'cursed'.
- Holier Than Thou: Will do just about anything - up to and including murder - to get rid of the Troubled. And he sees nothing wrong with this - believing that those who are not Troubled are inherently better.
- Insistent Terminology: Refers to the Troubled as "The Cursed" or "sinners".
- Jerkass: Has no redeeing qualities whatsoever. He continuously refers to the Troubled as the 'cursed' and actively opposes the heroes when they're trying to save them. He's also responsible for driving away his wife, daughter and foster son. After his death, his ghost spends some time trying to get his followers to round up and kill the Troubled.
- Knight Templar: He grows increasingly worse as time passes, culminating in arranging hunting parties to track down Troubled people when he gets a good excuse to do it.
- Sinister Minister: He always has a fire and brimstone sermon at the ready and actively tries to get his followers to round up the Troubled and kill them.
- Too Dumb to Live: He attempts to stab a teenage girl who is a Wendigo right in front of Audrey, who is not only a cop but trying to help the girl. He gets shot.
A woman who Nathan briefly dates before she moves to Montreal.
- Animal Wrongs Group: Mild and realistic example. She hates people who hunt for sport, but she thinks hunting for food is okay.
- Love Cannot Overcome: Despite her feelings for Nathan, she breaks up with him and moves away because she thinks The Troubles are too dangerous and freaky.
- Magical Native American: Subverted. She is of Mi'kmaq descent and many people fear her as a witch, but she is normal. She does nothing to discourage the rumors of her being a witch because it makes people leave her alone.
Evidence "Evi" Ryan Crocker
Duke's estranged wife and former partner in crime, she has her own reasons for returning to Haven.
- Consummate Liar: No wonder she married Duke.
- Redemption Equals Death: She tries to make up for lying to Duke and betraying his friends to Reverend Driscoll by getting him the information he needs. She doesn't get past demanding that they tell him or she will before she is shot and killed by a sniper.
- Wild Card: Even more so than Duke.
A cynical marine biologist and baseball coach who briefly dates Audrey and joins the heroes before leaving.
- Blessed with Suck: When he inherits his father's Trouble, everyone starts adoring him the moment they make eye contact. As a cynical loner who just wants to be left alone, he absolutely hates it.
- Charm Person: Anyone who looks at him is enthralled by him, whether he wants it or not.
- I Love You Because I Can't Control You: He falls in love with Audrey because she is immune to his Trouble and thus acts normally around him.
- Knight in Sour Armour: He grumbles, complains, and just plain doesn't like people, but he also threw Audrey out of the way of a car and was hit and killed in her place. Thankfully, it was a "Groundhog Day" Loop.
- No Eye in Magic: His Trouble doesn't affect people who don't look directly at him. However, it works over Skype and other media.
- Put on a Bus: After his overconfidence nearly gets everybody killed, he decides to break up with Audrey and leave town until he decides he has become a better person.
- Wrong Guy First: For Audrey. He's her only real relationship before Nathan.
Audrey Prudence Parker (the real one)
- Fair Cop: She doesn't much look like Audrey I, but she is just as pretty.
- Identity Amnesia: Her memories are erased when she enters the magic barn Audrey was supposed to disappear in. She was able to remember her boyfriend, who came to take her home.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Dislikes clowns just as much as Audrey I - and for exactly the same reason.
Haven's resident shrink and therapist who helps the Troubled and others after their ordeals.
- Brainy Brunette: She might be young but she is a talented psychologist who is dedicated to helping the Troubled.
- Determinator: Doesn't give up when Audrey tries to blow off their sessions, even following the heroes on their cases.
- Hero of Another Story: She's been in Haven helping the Troubled long before Nathan and Audrey meet her.
- Kill and Replace: She was killed and replaced by the Bolt Gun Killer.
A cop from Boston who ends up in Haven on the trail of a serial killer. He ends up staying due to mysterious circumstances but has quickly adapted to the quirks of The Troubles. That said, like everyone in Haven, he's got his own secrets and is one of the few to be able to match wits with Dave and Vince in that regard.
- Dirty Cop: He did something in Boston, though the record was sealed.
- Fair Cop: There seems to be a trend in Haven.
- Kill and Replace: The Bolt Gun killer killed and replaced him in the same episode he first appeared.
- Nice Hat: Is often seen sporting one.
- Posthumous Character: The real Tommy Bowen only appeared in his first episode. He was then killed by a skinwalker, who then wore his skin.
- Skeptic No Longer: One day of dealing with an organ-eating Trouble got him believing.
A member of a mysterious organization called The Guard, which supposedly protects the Troubled. She has a day job as a waitress for the Gun & Rose Diner.
- Agony Beam: Touching someone causes them to experience the worst pain imaginable.
- Blessed with Suck: Touching her bare skin causes people to feel excruciating pain, and she has no control over it. It even works while she is unconscious. She considers this sucky because she wants to be able to touch people. She falls in love with Nathan because his Trouble (Feel No Pain) makes him immune to hers.
- Can't Have Sex, Ever: Until she met Nathan.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Doesn't like Audrey hanging around Nathan. She wants Audrey to disappear, both so the Troubles will end and so she can have Nathan all for herself. Nathan breaks up with her once he learns the depths she's willing to sink (kidnapping a little girl) to achieve this.
- Death by Irony: She tells Wade Crocker about the Crocker family curse so that he can kill Audrey and hypothetically end the Troubles. She later repents of this plan and Wade kills her instead, having become addicted to his Trouble.
- HeelFace Door-Slam: She finally repents her plans to have either Nathan or Audrey killed to end the Troubles, and says that she is tired of being a monster. And then Wade Crocker kills her.
- Hoist By Her Own Petard: Although, to be fair, once she introduced Wade Crocker to his addictive, madness-inducing superpower, she was only his second victim.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: She never liked her Trouble and even says the trope name in "Thanks For The Memories". When Nathan killed Agent Howard and destroyed The Barn, preventing The Troubles from ending, she wants him dead since she's seemingly stuck with it forever.
- Locked Out of the Loop: She didn't know that Vince Teague was the leader of The Guard, but the other members did.
- Power Incontinence: She has to wear gloves to minimize the risk to others.
- Rape as Backstory: Her Trouble first emerged after her ex-boyfriend raped her.
- What the Hell, Hero?: From Season 4 on, nearly every word out of her mouth toward Nathan is how much she hates him for preventing Audrey's return to the barn and screwing up the 27-year cycle.
A young woman who rescues Duke at the beginning of Season 4, then agrees to come to Haven and help against The Troubles.
- Blessed with Suck: Her Trouble made everybody think she was crazy, and it is only useful in giving others information.
- The Chosen One: She is "The Child of Ruin", who can open the Door that William can be sent through to banish him.
- Dropped a Bridge on Her: In "The Lighthouse", she collapses and goes missing. In "Speak No Evil", her dead body is found washed up on shore.
- Happily Adopted: She had never met her birth parents and was adopted, though her adopted parents have passed away a few years ago. It is revealed that Agent Howard arranged her adoption.
- Hearing Voices: Her Trouble causes her to constantly hear the past and present conversations that occurred in the Barn. She has to take medication to silence them and stay relatively sane. People inside the Barn can also hear her, allowing for limited communication.
- True Sight: She can see the Barn and other things that are invisible to everybody else.
- The Watson: Since she had never been in Haven and never heard of The Troubles, Duke and the others have to explain everything to her.
- White Collar Worker: She used to work in a cubicle at The Boston Globe, until she was fired for hearing voices.
Wade Osbourne Crocker
Duke's half-brother, who joins the cast in Season 4. He was a stock broker in New York before deciding to move to Haven and help his brother out.
- Blood Lust: Becomes addicted to his Trouble, leading to this.
- De-Power: Like Duke.
- Drowning My Sorrows: For several days straight after finding out that his wife was cheating on him.
- Drunk on the Dark Side: He becomes addicted to gaining strength from absorbing Troubled blood, in contrast to Duke who always struggles to control the rush it gives him.
- Evil Counterpart: While Duke struggles to keep his Trouble in check and only uses it to help others, Wade embraces his Trouble and only uses it for personal gain.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Once he finds out about the Crocker family curse and that he could potentially end the Troubles forever, he doesn't hesitate.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Upon finding out about the Crocker family curse, he knifes a man to activate it. When Jordan repents of her plans to kill either Nathan or Audrey to end the Troubles forever, he murders her. Then he goes on a killing spree until Duke stops him.
- Killed Off for Real: Killed by Duke, after Wade attacked him and Jennifer.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Doesn't know about The Troubles, and Duke is determined to keep it that way. He first sees them in "The New Girl", and Jordan takes him under her wing, trying to use the Crocker Trouble against Audrey.
- Serial Killer: He regularly kills Troubled people to get the rush of absorbing their blood. He meets his end when he tries to kill Jennifer, causing Duke to kill him.
- Sibling Rivalry: Wade has some buried resentment for Duke being their father's favorite and having a life in Haven. It even goes so far as him resenting Duke for trying to protect him from the family curse.
- Sins of Our Fathers: Like Duke, The Guard wants to kill him for Simon's crimes. He has no idea. Once his Trouble is activated, he pretty much becomes just like Simon.
- Super Strength: Like Duke.
- The Unfavorite: Wade mentions that their father preferred Duke. Despite this, he loves his brother very much.