John's best friend and the son of Malcolm. A firm believer in "UFOs and shit". Wears NASA T-shirts. Becomes the first member of the human Garde and develops a few Legacies that aid him in battle against the Mogs.
Played by Callan McAuliffe (film) and Liam Aiken (audio books).
- Alliterative Name: In the film it's Samuel Spellman.
- Ancient Astronauts
- Badass Normal
- Chekhov's Boomerang: Bringing guns.
- Distracted by the Sexy: In fact, the distraction works to break him out of a panic attack.
- I Know Mortal Kombat: plays a lot of Xbox
- Meaningful Name: Surname 'Goode' = the good guy.
- Missing Mom: In the film he lives with his stepfather. Quite the opposite in the books, his Dad is constantly reminding him to check in with his mother.
- Disappeared Dad
- The Lancer
- Oh, Crap!: Has one when he sees the lizard creatures jumping out of the truck, followed immediately by another one when Bernie Kosar shape-shifts.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Another Australian in the cast, but playing an American.
- Technopath: Develops a new Legacy in the final book allowing him to control all manner of machines. It's not always effective and requires Sam to know the inner workings of whatever device he wishes to control. Sometimes.
- The Smart Guy
- Took a Level in Badass: Near the end of the film, when he takes up a Mogadorian blaster rifle to protect himself and Sarah. Even more so as he begins to develop Legacies, allowing him to fight on the front lines.
Sam's dad and one of the human greeters when the Lorien arrived on Earth, helping Four and Henri get started. Went missing one day, inexplicably, and had a fascination with finding aliens in Mexico. In the film his name is changed to Malcolm Spellman, and he went missing searching for Six in Mexico. Eventually, gets rescued by Adam.
Played by William Murray (book trailer) and Paul Boehmer (audio books).
The daughter of the Realtor who sells the house in Paradise to Henri, she is immediately forced upon John. They end up dating. She loves photography and used to be a cheerleader. Suspected to have called the FBI in the second book. She didn't but rather was manipulated with Truth Serums. She fights alongside the Garde until tragically dying in combat.
Played by Dianna Agron (film).
- Action Girl: Gradually assumes this role at some point during or after the second book. By The Fate of Ten, she fights alongside the Garde and holds her own with the Mogs.
- Betty and Veronica: Feels mildly threatened when Number 6 appears in the film. She should because as she's busy cowering in fear due to her powerlessness, Number 6 is wrecking people left and right. But considering how John's race mates for life with one other person, Sarah really has nothing to worry about.
- Except, in the second book, Six says that the mating-for-life thing probably isn't true, if Katarina's stories are anything to go by.
- Casting Gag: For Glee — Former cheerleader who stopped dating the quarterback and became one of the misfits (but not really).
- The Chick
- Heroic Sacrifice: Is fatally stuck by shrapnel towards the end of The Fate of Ten while saving Six and bleeds to death while on the phone with John.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Comparatively with Mark and John, the same height as Sam.
- Love Dodecahedron: The most popular girl in Paradise.
- Meaningful Name: Her surname 'Hart'. Loric are a purely monogamous species who only fall in love once in their lives. She is John's heart, for now he will have none other than her.
- The Lost Lenore: Her death haunts John and the other Garde throughout the final book. In the epilogue, one year later, he hasn't begun to come to terms with her death and is unable to approach her family.
- Took a Level in Badass: Sarah got upgraded from The Chick Love Interest into an active fighter, who's proven to be quite deadly with a gun.
- Violently Protective Girlfriend
The quarterback of Paradise's football team. Originally tries to initiate John onto the football team, then gets jealous because he's hanging with Sarah, then becomes amicable, then sells him out to the cops, then helps him escape them.
Played by Jake Abel (film) and Johnathan McClain (audio books).
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Dies midway through the final book, having disappeared earlier after Sarah's death. He is then painfully manipulated by an Augmented Mog leaving him as mostly a zombie with no free will. Phiri Dun-Ra then rams on of her icky tentacles through his skull in front of his frenemy John.
- Easily Forgiven: Despite being an utter Jerkass throughout the entire film, paint bombing Sam and John's lockers, sending his men to attack John and kidnap Sarah, gets off with an insincere apology at the end.
- FaceHeel Turn: Several times he switches between liking and not so John.
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: Sorta. He's mentioned once post-mortem and no one seems particularly bothered. This could be because they're in the middle of the war or because he was kind of a Jerkass to John in life.
- Made of Iron: He's launched into a second floor window hard enough to crack the glass with his face, then falls back to the ground, and yet he's completely uninjured at the conclusion of the movie.
- Jerk Jock
- Love Dodecahedron: Likes Sarah, still, who likes John.
- One Head Taller
A man from Santa Teresa and one of Marina's friends he fights against the Mogadorians and dies for her. Has a mother, Carlotta, who was dying of Parkinson's but who Marina cures.
- Alpha Bitch: Gabby for the girls and Sister Dora for the sisters.
- Disproportionate Retribution: One pushes Marina into the water because Marina won't play the game with them because she can't swim, knowing full well she may drown.
- Gratuitous Spanish
- Hollywood Nuns
- Meaningful Name: 'La Gorda' is literally "the fat one" - this is a nickname. Bonita, though, means pretty and Delfina means dolphin. Ella also means she/her, used for emphasis on the person.
- Taking the Veil: None of the orphan girls have done this in the past 11 years.
- Stern Nun: Sister Dora.
A ballsy, fifteen year old girl from Harlem, New York who is imbued with Legacies during the Mogadorian siege on Earth.
- Action Girl
- Benched Hero: John does this to her and the other Human Garde during the final battle, reasoning that if they lose the war, the Human Garde will need to be a second wave of defense against the Mogs.
- Deadly Gaze: Develops the Legacy of Petras, allowing her to shoot lasers from her eyes that turn anything to stone.
- Emotionless Girl: Sorta. Daniela initially only cares about herself and her mother. She gradually warms to the others and takes on the role of caretaker to the other Human Garde.
- Eye Beams: She shoots silver lasers from her eyes that turn enemies (and everything else) into stone.
- Happy Ending: John secretly visit Daniela during the epilogue and sees that not only has she been reunited with her mother but she is using her Legacies to lead the repair crew in New York.
- Taken for Granite: Does this to Mogs. A lot.
The nephews of General Lawson; they are granted Legacies and are present in the final book.
- Me's a Crowd: This is Caleb's unique power; due to his inability to control it, however, he would constantly have a clone following him around. To avoid attracting attention, he and his uncle began telling everyone around him that the clone was actually a twin brother, Christian.
- Self-Duplication: His main legacy
- The Silent Bob: Christian, since he's a clone.
- The Stoic: Both of them qualify as this initially. Christian is of special mention since he constantly holds a blank expression.
A British punk wannabe who first appears during Ella's telepathic summit of Human Garde. He joins up with Ran, Fleur and Bertrand eventually being rescued by the Loric.
- Benched Hero: John sends him away with Daniela just as they approach the final battle. Considering what just happened to his friends, I can imagine he was quite relieved.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: He has the legacy of sound manipulation
- Stock British Phrases: Uses a fair amount of these to really drive home to the reader where he's from.
- The Quincy Punk: His appearance (bleached mohawk, torn denim vest, combat boots) seems to put him in this category.
A small, silent Japanese girl granted Legacies and taken in by the Loric in the final book.
- Benched Hero: Despite her impressive abilities, she is taken out of the final battle by John.
- Emotionless Girl
- Having a Blast: Has the unique of Legacy of Explosive Charging.
- Language Barrier: She doesn't appear to speak any English, but everyone assumes she can at least understand them. Subverted in Generation One when it's revealed she could speak and understand English all along but didn't say anything.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Although we don't see her in combat a lot, she's infinitely more capable than her fellow Human Garde and her explosive powers brought down some Mog skimmers, despite having no training.
- The Silent Bob: Gets practically no lines whatsoever.
An attractive, blonde French girl granted with Legacies. She first appears in the final book and is promptly killed by Phiri Dun-Ra.
A German beekeeper granted with Legacies, including the ability to talk to animals. He first appears during Ella's telepathic summit, is later taken in by the Loric and is killed by Phiri Dun-Ra while trying to save Fleur.
Agent David Purdy and Special Agent Walker of the FBI who gather the Garde, but lose them all, too.
- CIA Evil, FBI Good: As of The Rise of Nine the Feebs are working with the Mogs, who provide them with valuable scientific knowledge that puts our military light-years ahead of any other, in exchange for trying to track down the Garde and give them over to them.
- Good Cop/Bad Cop: Six lampshades that Purdy tries this out on her when she's taken from New Mexico.
- The Quisling
Number Five's psuedo-Cêpan and friend. Upon instruction from Sétrakus Ra, Five reluctantly kills him.