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Team Leverage

    Sophie Devereaux - The Grifter 
Played by: Gina Bellman

A conwoman who comes out of retirement after the death of her beloved husband.

  • All Women Love Shoes: To mark the anniversary of her and Nate's first meeting, she plans to go out an spend a large amount of money on clothes.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": While trying to keep a quirky creative genius occupied, she enters a sonnet recital and briefly puts on a Large Ham reading reminiscent of her Lady Macbeth in the original series' pilot episode.
  • Rank Up: In the wake of Nate's death, she steps into team's leadership role. This rankles Parker somewhat, as she'd been leading the team during Nate and Sophie's retirement.


    Eliot Spencer - The Hitter 
Played by: Christian Kane

A former mercenary and "retrieval specialist".

  • Awesome by Analysis: He can gain an immediate tactical advantage by noticing the "distinctive" tells/quirks of his adversaries.
  • The Big Guy: He's the one who handles physical confrontations so that the rest of the team can focus on the job at hand.
  • Noodle Incident: He once overthrew an entire country on a budget of just $80 million (a task that would normally require $150 million just to be safe) but doesn't explain where and how.
    • Morever, he doesn't explain if the $80 million was equipment...or if that was how much he got paid.
  • One-Man Army: He can mow through multiple foes with ease. He does this especially well in "The Harry Wilson Job" when he takes out an entire building's worth of security guards in just 60 seconds.
  • The Worf Effect: As with the original series, he is a Batman-grade physical combat specialist. However, he regularly meets people who can match him (or almost so) in a fight to show that their foes have become much more dangerous during the Time Skip.

    Parker - The Thief 
Played by: Beth Riesgraf

A mysterious thief who led Team Leverage in the gap between the original series and continuation.

  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She hasn't lost any of her quirks, but this still doesn't detract from her abilities as a world-class cat burglar.
  • Stern Teacher: She's very tough on Breanna because slip-ups in their line of work can result in injury and death.
  • Trickster Mentor: When teaching Breanna how to sneak up on people, she coats the bells on her jacketnote  with a numbing cream powerful enough to knock Breanna off her feet.

    Breanna Casey - The Maker 
Played by: Aleyse Shannon

Hardison's foster sister. She joins the team after her solo attempts at following in Hardison's footsteps land her in a heap of trouble.

  • Black and Nerdy: She's an expert at Spirits Ruse, a collectible card game, and has a deep knowledge of its lore.
  • Informed Ability: She says she specializes in physical tech builds, but spends most of her time doing computer hacking.
  • Distaff Counterpart: She's essentially a younger, female version of Hardison.
  • Mission Control: Often provides remote support from one of Eliot's food trucks.
  • Replacement Flat Character: Mild one, as she is cocky, and out of her depth, much like early seasons Hardison, as opposed to Hardison now, who runs charities in his spare time.
  • Twofer Token Minority: Turns out? She's not only black, she's also gay. And gets a girlfriend.
  • Worf Effect: Not her hacking, which is good. However, her physical tech builds are utterly annihilated every time she tries to use them.

    Harry Wilson - The Fixer 
Played by: Noah Wyle

A one-time corporate lawyer who became disillusioned with helping his high-powered clients make and keep enormous fortunes while causing pain and suffering among regular people.

  • Amoral Attorney: Prior to joining the Leverage crew, he made a point of being on nobody's side, protecting the rich and powerful while staying fine with his conscience by getting those affected payouts.
  • The Atoner: The "Redemption" part of the series' title refers to Harry's goal to make amends after spending years as a high-priced lawyer helping the rich and powerful keep their ill-gotten gains. Hardison tells him that it will take a long time before he makes any meaningful spiritual progress.
  • But Now I Must Go: He gets his turn at this trope at the end of "The Harry Wilson Job". He decides to leave the team and go back to being a lawyer — specifically, the idealistic kind that he originally wanted to be.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: To Nate Ford. Both are divorced men who started out as technically on the right side of the law but on the wrong side of morality. However, there are notable differences.
    • Nate's crusade was kicked off by a combination of his son's death, his marriage ending and Dubenich's manipulation. By contrast, Harry has his own moral awakening after seeing first hand the result of his clients' crimes and is already on a moral crusade of his own before he meets the Leverage team.
    • Harry has a teenage daughter who is still alive. Nate's son was dead before the events of the series.
    • While Nate was the team's leader, Harry is a subordinate to Sophie.
    • Nate's last job allows him closure and peace with his son's death, while Harry's last job lets his daughter back into his life.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: His work with the team gave him a new lease on life, allowing him to use his legal prowess to do genuine good in the world. He also gets the chance to improve his relationship with his daughter, as she asks to move back in with him once her stepfather's crimes are exposed.
  • Fake Defector: He quits the team to work at RIZ, but it turns out that he's trying to take them down from the inside.
  • Hidden Depths: Breanna deduces that he's a hardcore gamer after he references an obscure feature in a mobile game that had been patched out years before.

    Alec Hardison - The Hacker 
Played by: Aldis Hodge

Leverage's long-standing hacker and tech expert. While eager to help his team out, Leverage's growing international operations dedicated to helping other suffering folks all around the world cause him to leave the team to focus on them. In doing so, he approves of his foster sister Breanna becoming his replacement.


Recurring and Returning Allies

    Jack Hurley 
Played by: Drew Powell

A man that Leverage helped long ago and who subsequently joined up with Leverage International.

  • Big Fun: He's a boisterous, big guy.
  • Brick Joke: In his original appearance, Hurley said that his many addictions included a strong addiction to tacos. When he returns, he still has that addiction, but has a much better handle on it than before.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He now works with Leverage International, a significant step up from the mess that his life was in the original series.

    Maria Shipp 
Played by: Andrea Navedo

A marshal who meets Eliot during one of Leverage's missions. The two quickly form a connection.

  • Action Girl: She's quite capable of holding her own in battle, as a group of police officers discover.


Recurring Antagonists

    Alexandra Bligh 
Played by: Lucy Taylor

Leader of R.I.Z., a secretive Private Military Contractor

  • Smug Snake: She is very smug when she thinks she has the Leverage team at her mercy.


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