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    Dr. Jane Foster 

Dr. Jane Foster

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"'Well, 'magic's just science we don't understand yet.' Arthur C. Clarke."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Natalie Portman, Elsa Pataky note 

Voiced By: Cristina Hernández (Latin-American Spanish), Maaya Sakamoto (Japanese)

Appearances: Thor | Thor: The Dark World | Avengers: Endgamenote  | What If...? | Thor: Love and Thunder

An astrophysicist who finds out that a wormhole she's been observing is the Bifröst Bridge from Norse Mythology, created by a race of Sufficiently Advanced Alien gods, the Asgardians. After helping their exiled prince, Thor Odinson, find his way back to Asgard, she and Thor have had an ongoing Relationship Revolving Door.


  • The Adjectival Superhero: To differentiate her superhero persona from her namesake, she's referred to as "The Mighty Thor" in contrast to Thor Odinson.
  • Action Survivor: How she deals with gods and robots and The Men in Black.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: Not that Jane is in any way unintelligent in the comics, but there she was a nurse, while in the MCU, not only is she an astrophysicist, which is already an extremely hard field on its own, she also has three degrees.
  • Adaptational Job Change: In the comics, she was a nurse. Here, she is an astrophysicist.
  • Amicable Exes: Thor implies this to be the case in Ragnarok, with both him and her deciding not to be in a relationship without any hard feelings. However, in Endgame, he laments that he isn't together with her, suggesting that it might not have been as smooth a break-up as he implied, though considering that she was a victim of the Snap and Thor was drunk he may have been focusing on their failed relationship instead of the fact that she was dead at the time.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: She does this twice to Thor, one to make sure he was real, and two for being gone for so long. She later does the same to Loki for his attack on New York.
  • Badass Bookworm: She relies on her intellect and her inventions when taking part in the action.
  • Badass Normal: In a world of gods, aliens, and superheroes, Jane is just a normal person with no enchantments or physical enhancements. Yet she uses her intelligence to solve problems and remains an active part of the conflicts.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's usually easy-going, but she will throw a punch at people who get her mad.
  • Brainy Brunette: She is an astrophysicist with three degrees.
  • The Bus Came Back: After being absent from the setting since 2013's Thor: The Dark World, Jane Foster made a small but significant return in Avengers: Endgame, in a scene that was made up of archive footage from the former film with additional dialogue dubbed in. The character's reemergence in the setting continued with 2021's show What If...? and the Thor: Love and Thunder movie.
  • Celebrity Paradox: The Winter Soldier and Civil War establish that the Star Wars franchise exists in the MCU. Natalie Portman was a part of it in the Prequel Trilogy.
  • Clarke's Third Law: She quotes it to strengthen her argument about her research, which is admittedly going into less grounded territory.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not very often, but by The Dark World, she reacts like this at times.
    Darcy: It's okay, we're Americans!
    Jane: Is that supposed to make them like us?
  • Determinator: It's clear from her very first scene that she's ready to do anything for her research, namely driving directly into a tornado.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: She slapped Thor twice, and Loki later. Granted, they probably felt nothing, but she still physically assaulted a pair of gods.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Regarding Jane's motivation in Thor, Natalie Portman explained that her theories about connecting dimensions have her being looked down by the scientific community. If the post-credits scene is anything to go by, she finally got it.
    Natalie Portman: Everyone thinks she’s on the fringe of science and that she’s this kook, so this is her opportunity to prove herself.
  • Full-Name Basis: Even to the non-Asgardians. Selvig and Darcy are the only ones who use First-Name Basis with her.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: In Thor, she mentions that she built most of her equipment herself.
  • Girliness Upgrade: Downplayed and lampshaded early on in The Dark World, complete with her first outfit of the picture incorporating Proper Tights with a Skirt. Later scenes show her wearing something like "Asgardian noblewoman casual wear".
  • Hot Scientist: A lovely astrophysicist.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Thor, who is both much taller and broader than her.
  • Legacy Character: She takes on Thor's name when she gets powers in Love and Thunder.
  • Living MacGuffin: She becomes one for a while in The Dark World after inadvertently becoming the host of the Aether.
  • Muggles Do It Better: In The Dark World, the Dark Elves are able to bypass the defenses of the Asguardians, yet they're no match for the gravitic stabilizers that she jury-rigged into field disrupters.
  • Neutral Female: In The Dark World, this is averted. The sensors she and Selvig build, combined with the Convergence, come in handy to fight the Elves and save people's lives.
  • Nice Girl: One of the clearest examples of the MCU. She's kind, easy-going and quite willing to take part in solving conflicts.
  • Odd Friendship: With Darcy, the perky political scientist.
  • Offscreen Breakup: Much like Tony and Pepper, she and Thor broke up at some point between Dark World and Ragnarok due to Thor's duties as an Avenger and the Asgardian Prince coming between them. His obsession with finding out what was behind his visions in Age of Ultron was the tipping point.
  • Only Sane Man: She easily buys into Thor's story, but does so in a scientific way. Her photographs show that Thor was in the Einstein-Rosen bridge, and she points out that it has to lead to somewhere.
  • Put on a Bus: S.H.I.E.L.D. put her on one to safety before the events of The Avengers; see Real Life Writes the Plot. Then The Bus Came Back and she appears in The Dark World where she's quite miffed that Thor didn't come to see her during his last visit to Earth, and she had to learn about it from the news, before being out again for Age of Ultron; apparently she has been kept quite busy with work ever since her work on the convergence took off. She reappeared again via time-travel to the Dark World era in Endgame, and later in Love and Thunder.
  • Relationship Upgrade: To Official Couple with Thor as of the end of The Dark World. Unfortunately, it didn't last.
  • Real Award, Fictional Character: Thor mentions in Ultron that there people are talking of her winning a Nobel Peace Prize for her work on the convergence.
  • Science Hero: In The Dark World, Jane's research and scientific knowledge help to propel the plot forward and ultimately resolve the conflict.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Thor's noble behavior and hand kissing won her over.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She goes from being The Load in The Dark World to a superhero in Love and Thunder.
  • Written-In Absence:
    • Natalie Portman was pregnant when The Avengers was filming, so Jane only appears as a still photo.
    • Defied for The Dark World, as the crew delayed filming until she was out of bed rest.

    Darcy Lewis 

Darcy Lewis

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"Myeuh-muh? What's Myeuh-muh?"

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Kat Dennings

Voiced By: Carla Castañeda (Latin-American Spanish), Mutsumi Tamura (Japanese)

Appearances: Thor | Thor: The Dark World | WandaVision

"I am not dying for six college credits!"

A political scientist and intern with astrophysicists Jane Foster and Erik Selvig.


  • Ambiguous Situation: Following the events of Avengers: Infinity War, her status of being dead or alive was left unclear. However, a tie-in novel explains that she was spared by Thanos.
  • Big Damn Kiss: Has one of these with Ian after he saves her from Dark Elves by smashing them with a Convergence-affected car. Ends up dropping him when Jane sees them.
  • Brainy Brunette: Like Jane she's a scientist, albeit a political one.
  • Brutal Honesty: She tends to say whatever she thinks without worrying about it.
    Darcy: [trying to comfort Jane about Thor having left] He's gonna come back. Except, you know, last time he was gone for like two years.
  • The Bus Came Back: Darcy makes her first MCU appearance in seven years in 2020's WandaVision; the character was last seen in 2013's Thor: The Dark World.
  • Canon Foreigner: She doesn't appear in the comics, only in the films.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She doesn't wait for Thor to finish his boast; she tases him immediately.
    What?! He was freaking me out!
  • Deadpan Snarker: On occassion, usually as a reaction to Jane's For Science! attitude.
    Darcy: I am not getting stabbed in the name of science.
  • Defensive "What?": After she tazes Thor and Jane and Erik react with horror, she retaliates with: "What?! He was freaking me out!"
  • Extraverted Nerd: A political science major and very outspoken and social.
  • First-Name Basis: She's only referred by her first name.
  • Fun Personified: Most of her scenes have her nonchanantly doing or saying something funny.
  • Genius Ditz: Doesn't get most of what Jane and Eric talk about, but she's the one to point out that primitive humans could have mistaken people like Thor for gods. She's also the one who spots the Thor-shaped silhouette in Jane's pictures of the Bifrost opening.
  • Malaproper: She's completely unable to pronounce "Mjölnir."
  • Meganekko: She sometimes wears glasses, which adds to her dork-y nature.
  • Moment Killer: She has a habit of interrupting Jane whenever she's trying to have a romantic moment. She is perfectly aware of it and finds it quite funny.
  • Not That Kind of Doctor: Political science, not astrophysics. (She became Jane's assistant because she was the only one who applied for the job.)
  • Odd Friendship: With Jane the calmer and yet also more hotblooded astrophysist
  • Plucky Comic Relief: From the tasing to the 'pretty cut' line, she has comedy covered.
  • Shipper on Deck: Dennings described her as such:
    She loves Jane, she really wants Jane and Thor to be together. It's almost like her own little soap opera that she watches.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Averted. She's the only character who wears glasses, but whenever something scientific needs to be explained she's never the first person anyone turns to since her field of study is political science.
  • Static Stun Gun: Tases a Brought Down to Normal Thor.
  • The Watson: As she's a student of political science, she requires Selvig and Jane to explain the Techno Babble to her for the audience's benefit.

    Dr. Betty Ross 

Dr. Elizabeth "Betty" Ross

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"In the cave, I really felt like it knew me. Maybe your mind is in there, it's just overcharged and can't process what's happening."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Liv Tyler

Voiced By: Nallely Solís (Latin-American Spanish), Yuko Kaida (Japanese)

Appearances: The Incredible Hulk

Daughter of General Ross, and Bruce's confidant and love interest. She was one of the leading scientists on Bruce's experiment, and feels partially responsible for his condition. Has an understandably terrible relationship with her father.


  • Action Survivor: Inevitable when one follows a Destructive Savior.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Somehow, all that fire after the helicopter she was in crashed never touched Betty's long, beautiful hair.
  • Bus Crash: According to the Russo Brothers, she was one of the many offscreen casualties of Avengers: Infinity War. Naturally, the events of Avengers: Endgame mean that she returned.
  • Brainy Brunette: She's a scientist.
  • Celebrity Paradox: In The Avengers, Tony Stark mockingly calls Hawkeye "Legolas", suggesting that The Lord of the Rings movies exist in the MCU. Tyler played Arwen in those movies.
  • Cooldown Hug: Provides one for the Hulk during his rampage at Culver, though unlike most instances in the comics it doesn't cause him to start turning back to normal.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: Her dad has a low opinion of scientists. It's incredibly ironic when you think about it, considering that Betty herself is a scientist.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Downplayed but present. When Bruce turns out her purse and says they can't use anything in it because it can be tracked she responds, "Can they track my lip gloss?"
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: It also may or may not be fireproof.
  • Hot Scientist: Worked with Bruce on the gamma project.
  • Hot Teacher: Teaches at Culver University.
  • Morality Pet: To the Hulk. She's the only one that he won't attack, and feels she still sees Bruce in him. After they reunite, she invokes Morality Chain by keeping his attention focused on her because she knows he isn't going to attack her.
  • Nice Girl: She's the opposite of her dad in that she is tolerant and forgiving.
  • Put on a Bus: After The Incredible Hulk, it's implied that Bruce is deliberately staying away and/or he's completely given up on her for her own sake. She is been replaced by Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow as Bruce's love-interest in Age of Ultron.
  • There Are No Therapists: Averted. She's dating one, Dr. Samson.
  • Two First Names: Betty and Ross.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Normally not, but when the two end up in a taxi driven by the world's most reckless cabbie ever, she EXPLODES at the driver for endangering them.
    Betty Ross: ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?! What is wrong with you?!
    Driver: It's nothing, baby. You don't like my driving?
    Betty Ross: [screams and kicks the taxi door] ASSHOLE!!
    Bruce Banner: You know, I know a few techniques that can help you manage that anger very effectively...
    Betty Ross: You zip it. We're walking!
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: There's no mention of her when Bruce takes up with Black Widow in Age of Ultron. Considering that Bruce had been on the run for years by the time he met up again with Betty, that he has a less-than-ideal relationship with her father, and that he has a genuine fear of the Hulk hurting those he cares about, it's likely that he's deliberately staying away and/or he's completely given up on her for her own sake.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Everyone, including Bruce, thinks the Hulk is a monster. Betty is the only one who thinks it can be tamed.

    Dr. Leonard Samson 

Dr. Leonard Samson

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"You know, it's a point of professional pride for me that I can tell when somebody's lying. And you are."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Ty Burrell

Voiced By: Mario Castañeda (Latin-American Spanish), Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese)

Appearances: The Incredible Hulk

A psychiatrist and Betty Ross' boyfriend while she is away from Bruce Banner.


  • Adaptational Wimp: Doc Samson, as he's known in the comics, is a superhero with a standard Super Strength and Super Toughness power set, none of which he demonstrates here.
  • Badass Bookworm: Lets General Ross know exactly how big a jerk he is.
  • Brainy Brunette: A brunette who's a psychiatrist and takes a personal pride for being a Living Lie Detector.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He was willing to tell Ross that Hulk came to his university, but is appalled that Ross brought in a full attack team that, among other things, endangered Betty.
  • I Wished You Were Dead: He admits to Bruce that he secretly hoped Bruce was dead, because then he could keep dating Betty and wait for her pining for Bruce to fade. Now Bruce is back, though Leonard knows better than to hold a grudge.
  • Living Lie Detector: It's personal pride for him to be able to do this.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: He's aware that Betty has been keeping something secret from that's been the reason for Bruce's exile. This also happens when Bruce tries to explain his condition to him, but the little he gives Leonard makes it sound like mere anger management issues.
  • The Mole: He gives Ross Banner's location so the General can capture him.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When he sees the Hulk and Ross's ruthlessness in hunting him down.
  • Nice Guy: He's friendly, reasonable, doesn't hold a grudge; no wonder Betty rebounded on him.
  • Only Sane Man: He can certainly understand how and why others think, and for his on-screen time he is not prone to overreacting.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Mixed in with the What the Hell, Hero? below, he rebuffs General Ross' attempts at cooperation after seeing his military forces in action, and goes so far as to say that Bruce is essentially protecting Betty from Ross.
    Leonard: I used to wonder why she never talked about you. Now I know.
  • Romantic Runner-Up: Loses Betty back to Bruce.
  • There Are No Therapists: Averted, considering his own profession. However, Betty won't share everything with him.
  • Tranquil Fury: His "Reason You Suck" Speech to Ross. He's quite calm, but his words show that he’s incredibly pissed at him.
  • Two First Names: Leonard and Samson.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: A short but pointed one to General Ross. "He protected her. You almost killed her."
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    Dr. Marcus Benson 

San Francisco, California

    Cassie Lang 

Cassandra "Cassie" Lang

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Click here to see her as a child 

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Abby Ryder Fortson (Ant-Man & Ant-Man and the Wasp), Emma Fuhrmann (Avengers: Endgame onward)

Voiced By: Frida Camila Castro (Latin-American Spanish)

Appearances: Ant-Man | Ant-Man and the Wasp | Avengers: Endgame

"I wish I could fight bad guys, like you."

Scott Lang's daughter.


  • Abled in the Adaptation: In her childhood, which was pivotal to Scott becoming the second Ant-Man, Cassie was an Ill Girl with a terminal heart condition. Thus, Scott was motivated to steal the Ant-Man suit so he could rescue the one woman who could save her. Here, Cassie is just fine, and Scott becoming Ant-Man has nothing to do with her being ill.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Inverted in three cases.
    • She's not an Ill Girl here, and is perfectly healthy and thus any trauma she could've had is completely avoided.
    • Her relationship to both her mother and her step-father is much better then in the comics, which helps that the two aren't nearly as mean as the source. In the comics, she ran away from them after Scott's death to be a superhero, which was fueled by the high tensions that were between them.
    • For five years, Scott was listed as being a victim of the Snap. He wasn't, and she got to welcome him back in open arms. In the comics, Scott did die in the opening of the Avengers Disassembled event, and remained dead for eight real-world years, during which Cassie became Stature as a Spin-Offspring with her father dead and her mother not on speaking terms. When he came back, Cassie soon died, but was eventually brought back. Here, all of this is avoided.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Downplayed. Cassie in the comics was never ugly by any stretch, and in fact is quite cute, but is rather small in her normal state, being 5'4" by default. Here, her second actress going forward is 5'9", making her a Statuesque Stunner, something that takes Scott by surprise who notes how much bigger she's gotten.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: She's blonde in the comics. Here, it's brown. That said, it does match her father going from being a redhead to also having dark hair in this adaptation as well.
  • Adapted Out: In the comics, Cassie took part in the Civil War as Stature. In the MCU version of the event, she doesn't, as she's not yet a superhero by that point.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Scott calls her "Peanut."
  • Age Lift: In the comics, she became Stature at the age of 14 (though Artistic Age made it hard to tell). In the MCU, she's currently 16 and hasn't yet become Stature.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Though it is confirmed that she will become a teenager, she is yet to be confirmed as the MCU version of Stature.
  • Brutal Honesty: She's incredibly blunt, in a way that might even be taken as sarcasm if she wasn't evidently being totally honest.
  • Cheerful Child: Very bright and lively little girl.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Feige stated that Cassie was put in the Ant-Man movies to plant seeds for the future like they always do. Though he didn't go into further detail, many have long held the belief that Cassie will grow into Stature.
  • Daddy's Girl: If there's one person Scott can always count on to be rooting for him, it's Cassie. She thinks Scott is a hero before he becomes Ant-Man. She was also ecstatic to see him at her birthday party and sad to see him leave. This continues in Ant-Man and the Wasp, as Cassie is the only who consistently roots for her father the whole way through. In Endgame, she welcomes Scott in open arms after he went missing for five years, when it was believed he was Decimated by Thanos.
  • Family Theme Naming: With her mother Maggie. They also have same letters before their similar ones.
  • Fan of Underdog: Always roots for and believes in her father, even when he appears to be in the wrong. Scott's main motivation for being a better person is so that he can be worthy of her admiration.
  • First Father Wins: Downplayed. Cassie still very much loves Paxton and supports his relationship with her mom. However, she nonetheless clearly prefers Scott and roots for him against Paxton in the first movie, and is a Shipper on Deck for him and Hope.
  • Has Two Daddies: Both her biological father Scott and her step-father Paxton play a full part in her life; notably, they also love and regard each other as brothers.
  • Nice Girl: Like father, like daughter. Cassie is a very sweet child, and even after five years, where her father was presumed dead, this hasn't changed.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Adores things that are creepy or otherwise considered ugly, like the hideous rabbit doll Scott gives her. At the end of the first Ant-Man movie, she adopts a giant ant.
  • Parent-Child Team: Cassie wishes she was Ant-Man's partner, so she can help people. When she talks about her father needing a partner, she is visibly disappointed that he thinks of Hope instead of herself, but she accepts Hope as Scott's partner.
  • Secret Keeper: She's the only person not involved with the Pym laboratory heist in Ant-Man and the Wasp who knows that her father has returned to being Ant-Man and helps him to keep it a secret from Paxton, her mother and the FBI.
  • She's All Grown Up: It's quite a contrast to see Cassie as a teenager, but Cassie is still as a big of a charm as ever.
  • Shipper on Deck: Cassie supports the relationships her parents have with Paxton and Hope respectively.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Cassie is 5'9" as of 2023, making her nearly as tall as her dad. Scott makes the rather accurate observation that she indeed got bigger.
  • Time-Shifted Actor: Played in the first two Ant-Man movies by Abby Ryder-Fortson, and then Emma Furhmann takes over as the teenage Cassie from Endgame onward.
  • Younger Than They Look: 16-years-old after the Time Skip, but could pose as a young adult.

    Maggie Lang 

Margaret "Maggie" Lang

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"Be the hero that she already thinks you are."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Judy Greer

Voiced By: Yadira Aedo (Latin-American Spanish)

Appearances: Ant-Man | Ant-Man and the Wasp

Scott's ex-wife, who currently has custody of their daughter Cassie.


  • Adaptation Name Change: Her name in the comics is Peggy Rae, but here it's Maggie Lang. This is likely done to avoid confusion with Peggy Carter, who is a much more prominent character in this franchise. Downplayed, however, as both are equally applicable shortenings of Margaret.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the comics, Peggy Rae is straight-up mean with a resentment towards costumed superheroes, and explicitly manipulated the court system so she could get three weeks out of a month with Cassie, and never did her relationship with Scott improve. Also, when Cassie became Stature, she was very happy to run away from home to become a superhero against her wishes. Here, Maggie Lang is portrayed in a much more understanding light, with Maggie only resenting Scott for being a crook, and becoming Amicable Exes with him once he proves himself a hero. She's also on much better terms with Cassie than in the comics.
  • Amicable Exes: Although she is concerned that Scott hasn't gotten his act together and hence has a frosty relationship with him, she clearly still cares for him, emphasizing to Cassie that "he is not a bad man". And while she is firm with him, unlike Paxton, Maggie is never hostile towards Scott. They reconcile after Scott saves Cassie and Paxton from Darren Cross. Subsequently this is played much more straight in Ant-Man and the Wasp; She and Paxton both love Scott and regard him as a part of their extended family, and she gets angry at the FBI agents constantly raiding Scott's home.
  • Digging Yourself Deeper: Maggie isn't really good in taunting FBI agents. To be fair, they do take it in stride.
  • Family Theme Naming: With her daughter Cassie. They also have the same letters after their similar ones.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In the sequel. Her relationship with Scott has improved drastically, and she is vocally in support of him despite previously being quick to criticize him. No doubt this is due to Scott leading both an honest life after getting out of prison, plus risking his life to save Cassie in the first movie.

    Jim Paxton 

James "Jim" Paxton

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"You know, you almost had us convinced that you were gonna change your ways. They were really rooting for you. It's gonna break their hearts."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Bobby Cannavale

Voiced By: Dafnis Fernández (Latin-American Spanish)

Appearances: Ant-Man | Ant-Man and the Wasp

Maggie's new fiancé, a cop who distrusts Scott.


  • Adaptational Heroism: Paxton (eventually) helps Scott out, and actually cares for Cassie. His comic book counterpart is constantly hostile towards Scott, and outright disrespectful when he died.
  • Adaptation Name Change: His name in the comics is Blake Burdick.
  • All There in the Manual: His full name is James "Jim" Paxton.
  • The Artifact: While an important Hero Antagonist for Scott in Ant-Man, he's lost much of his reason for being there in Ant-Man and the Wasp. Because Scott and Paxton have settled their differences and have become good friends, he isn't given much to do other than show up every now and then to remind us he's there. The result is that he's Demoted to Extra, but they couldn't outright get rid of him either. The Hero Antagonist role instead has gone to Jimmy Woo in the sequel.
  • Blood Brothers: What his relationship with Scott, his stepdaughters' father, ultimately is. Both are fully a part of their mutual-daughter Cassie's life, and both men regard and love each other as brothers.
  • By-the-Book Cop: He is devoted to his occupation as a policeman, hence why he was initially distrustful of ex-con Scott and keeps a strict eye on him before finally seeing the good in him and lightens up towards him.
  • The Commissioner Gordon: Following clearing Scott of charges against him and their bond over their love for Cassie at the end of the film, it's also implied Paxton will act as this for Ant-Man. Their initial encounter also resembles the first encounter between Batman and the Trope Namer Gordon in Batman: Year One, when Gordon initially views Batman as a criminal to apprehend before eventually becoming his ally, both involving men they thought were criminals saving their children that wins over their trust (Ant-Man rescues Paxton's step-daughter and his biological daughter Cassie in the film, while Batman rescues Gordon's baby son in Batman: Year One). In addition, Paxton shares the first name James with Gordon as well.
  • Cool Big Bro: After Scott laid down his life to protect Maggie and Cassie, Paxton has come to love Scott like a little brother and regards him as a part of their extended family; this affection is shown in regular brotherly bear-hugs and all four of them regularly and happily spending time together.
  • Death of the Hypotenuse: Averted. Yellowjacket does intend to kill him, but is defeated before causing harm.
  • Demoted to Extra: Paxton returns in Ant-Man and the Wasp, but his role is much smaller and he has zero impact whatsoever. It's to a point where Cannavale doesn't get star billing for his role like he did the first time around.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Initially, he and Scott are hostile to each other. After the Final Battle, he and Scott came into good terms and he even becomes his Friend on the Force.
  • Friend on the Force: At the end of the film, he uses his position to get Scott cleared of all the charges against him.
  • The Glomp: In Ant-Man and the Wasp, he occasionally gives Scott a hug whenever he meets him.
  • Hero Antagonist: Towards Scott, due to Scott's criminal past.
  • Inspector Javert: Spends much of the film pursuing Scott after he escapes custody, unaware that he's actually trying to save the world.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He is very hostile to Scott (with good reason, since he's an ex-con), but is genuinely protective of Cassie, and even shields her when Yellowjacket attacks. When it becomes clear that Scott is the good guy, he gets him cleared of all charges.
  • Last-Name Basis: No one calls him "Jim".
  • Not So Above It All: Even he got fascinated by Scott's card trick.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: He forbids Scott from visiting Cassie at her birthday party due to not paying for child support.
  • Odd Name Out: With his fiancee Maggie and stepdaughter Cassie. Them having same letters before their similar ones hurts his case.
  • Papa Wolf: His initial hostility towards Scott when he arrived at Cassie's birthday uninvited can be interpreted as this due to his criminal past and perceived him as an uncaring deadbeat for his inability to pay for child support. When he hears Yellowjacket has broken into Cassie's house, he immediately stops driving to prison and speeds straight to her house, as well as calling up a small army of cops. He also threatens to open fire on Yellowjacket with his standard issued handgun if he hurts Cassie, and tells Cassie to get behind him after Yellowjacket seems to have killed Scott.
  • Police Are Useless: Zig-Zagged. For the majority of the movie, he focused more on arresting Scott and his accomplices like Hank Pym over Scott trying to stop Darren Cross and his evil goal that threatens society, but when Cross targets Cassie, he forms an Enemy Mine with Scott to defeat Cross, which prompts Paxton to see the good in Scott.
  • Properly Paranoid: He is a very hostile towards Scott, but with good reason due to Scott's criminal past and the fact Paxton is unsure if Scott really turned to a new leaf.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Zig-Zagged. Paxton spends most of the movie directly opposed to Scott, because Scott is a wanted felon, and Paxton is a cop. After getting the full story, and seeing how dedicated Scott is to Cassie, Paxton gets Scott cleared of all charges. Then in Ant-Man and the Wasp, he and Maggie defend Scott from the insensitive FBI agents.
  • Salt and Pepper: He's the Caucasian half of a police team with partner Gale, an African-American.
  • Second Love: He is presumably the first person that Maggie dated after her divorce with Scott.
  • Supporting Protagonist: Or Supporting Tritagonist, but mostly in the third act and the climax, as while it is mostly Scott's and Hank's story with Paxton fulfilling the role of the film's Hero Antagonist trying to arrest Scott for being an escaped fugitive and Hank for aiding and abetting a known felon, Paxton plays an important role in helping Scott to defeat Yellowjacket and rescue Cassie.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In Ant-Man and the Wasp. He's warmed greatly towards Scott, frequently calling him buddy, defending him from the FBI agents constantly raiding his home and giving him the occasional Bear Hug.
  • Tritagonist: He is this to Scott's protagonist and Hank's deuteragonist, though mostly averted in the first and second acts due to his little screen time, but played straight in the third act and the climax where he plays a pivotal role in rescuing Cassie from Yellowjacket with Scott helping by defeating Yellowjacket.
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    Dale 

Dale

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"No, it wasn't a violent crime. It was a cool crime."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Gregg Turkington

Voiced By: Héctor Alcaraz (Latin-American Spanish)

Appearances: Ant-Man

The manager of a Baskin-Robbins store. He always finds out.


  • Benevolent Boss: From what we see of him, he seems to be a reasonable employer. He is nothing but friendly during his firing-scene with Scott and even says that Scott's crime, which he is firing Scott over, was a "cool crime".
  • Big Brother Is Watching: Played for Laughs when he uncovers Scott's criminal record, claiming that "Baskin-Robbins always finds out".
  • Mean Boss: Subverted. He only wants to protect his business from potential scrutiny, so his firing of Scott is actually justified. It doesn't help Scott that he didn't disclose his criminal record when he applied for the job in the first place.
  • Pet the Dog: After firing Scott from Baskin-Robbins, he says he'll look the other way if he wants to help himself to a smoothie on his way out. Scott takes him up on that offer.

    Jimmy Woo 

Los Angeles, California

    Ace Peterson 

Ace Peterson

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Ajani Wrighster

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (first appears in Episode 1: "Pilot")

Mike Peterson’s son who is a big fan of the Avengers.


  • Cheerful Child: Despite losing his father he seems to have suffered little or no trauma from the experience
  • Children Are Innocent: He is a sweet kid.
  • Disappeared Dad: When Mike went to train as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. Now it's because his dad was kidnapped by the Centipede group.
  • Give Him a Normal Life: The main reason why Mike hasn't been to see him.
  • Missing Mom: Mike briefly mentioned that Ace's mother left him and his father after Mike got laid off after getting injured on the job.
  • Satellite Character: For his dad, Mike.

    Gabriel Reyes 

Gabriel "Gabe" Reyes

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Lorenzo James Henrie

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (first appears in Episode 67: "The Ghost")

Robbie Reyes' paralyzed younger brother, for whom he allows himself to become Ghost Rider to help support.


  • Big Brother Worship: Gabe clearly thinks the world of his big brother, and is absolutely delighted when he thinks that Robbie has been secretly working for S.H.I.E.L.D. — and when he finds out otherwise, he's not happy.
  • Broken Pedestal: Towards his big brother, after he finds out that Robbie is the Rider.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Averted. He furiously tells Robbie that he's fine with his wheelchair not because he hates to be pitied, but because Robbie has been killing the people involved in the name of avenging Gabe's paralysis.
  • Name's the Same: No, he's not ''that'' Gabriel Reyes.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Gabe looks to the future with hope and assumes the best of people, while for Robbie, it's a struggle every day to not give into despair and corruption.
  • Smarter Than You Look: He doesn't look dim, but he comes off as the ordinary oblivious kid brother. As it is, he picks up on a lot. He quickly identifies that Daisy is trouble, for instance, and politely but firmly tells her to stay the hell away from his brother (who he thinks is just an ordinary guy at this point), and he later mentions that he had picked up on Robbie's odd behaviour despite his best efforts to hide it - and had been fairly close to the truth in his original guess of what his brother got up to...
  • There Are No Therapists: Averted, Mace specifically gives orders for somebody to find Gabe a therapist after everything that happened with his brother and uncle.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He is devastated to find out Robbie's been murdering people as Ghost Rider, and doesn't necessarily buy that the Rider is a different entity.

Atlas Academy

    Amy Minoru 

Amy Minoru

Species: Human

Portrayed by: Amanda Suk

Appearances: Runaways

Nico's sister who was found dead in her bedroom two years ago, under mysterious circumstances.


  • The Ace: Implied to have been this, judging by her sporting trophies.
  • Canon Foreigner: In the comics, not only were the Runaways all only children, it was the main point of their parents' plan.
  • Death of a Child: Implied to have been a high school student before she died.
  • Gamer Chick: Used to be gaming buddies with Alex back when she was alive. The fact that he now mostly plays games alone is a major indicator of how badly Alex is still grieving her death.
  • Playful Hacker: Like Alex, she had a history of hacking, and at one point hacked into the Wizard servers looking for dirt on her parents. This alarmed Jonah, who murdered her in turn.
  • Posthumous Character: She's dead before the series starts, and Nico and Alex in particular are definitely feeling her absence.

    Eiffel 

Eiffel

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Danielle Campbell

Appearances: Runaways

An student at Atlas Academy and friend with Chase Stein.


  • Alpha Bitch: Seen teasing Gert Yorkes. Later, she engages in Victim Blaming and Slut-Shaming against Karolina after Chase beats Brandon and Lucas for attempting to rape her. Her leadership of the cheer squad is nothing but negative criticism. When Molly is excited t obe manager instead of insulted, Eiffel doubles down and lets her know she's being insulted.
  • Attention Whore: When an earthquake hits L.A., instead of evacuating the school she hides in the bathroom to take selfies for her Instagram profile. She then blackmails Chase into taking a selfie with her so she can have a selfie with a fugitive.
  • Canon Foreigner: She has no counterpart in the original comics.
  • The Cheerleader: Captain of the cheerleading/dance troupe, and is suitably mean and catty.
  • Malicious Misnaming: Only calls Molly various names starting with "M."

    Brandon and Lucas 

Brandon and Lucas

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Zayne Emory and Timothy Granaderos

Appearances: Runaways

Two members of the Atlas Academy lacrosse team and friends with Chaste Stein.


  • Dirty Coward: When they approach Chase to confront him for beating them up, they go accompanied by the rest of the team.
  • Jerk Jock: Good looking, popular athletes. They are also jerks who try to rape Karolina while she was passed out and believe there is nothing wrong with it.
  • Those Two Guys: Always seen hanging around together. Except when Brandon goes to the dance with Eiffel.

Present During the Early 20th Century (Pre-1940s Era)

    Andrew Henry 

Andrew Henry

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"For the right money, I clean other people's messes."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Sean O'Bryan

Appearances: Agent Carter

A homicides detective in the LAPD.


  • Dirty Cop: He was hired by Calvin Chadwick to cover up the death of his mistress, who had died after beign exposed to the Darkforce.
  • He Knows Too Much: He's killed by another Dirty Cop in Chadwick's payroll to keep the latter's activities secret.


    Violet 

Violet

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Sarah Bolger

Appearances: Agent Carter

A nurse in LA and Sousa's new girlfriend.


  • Disposable Fiancé: She cheerily accepts Sousa's marriage proposal, but calls it off when she realizes his real feelings are for Peggy.
  • Hidden Depths: One really doesn’t expect a 1940s nurse to be so into surfing.
  • Hospital Hottie: She’s a nurse who happens to be gorgeous.
  • Nice Girl: Violet is cheerful and friendly to everyone she meets, to the point that she seems to be great pals with Rose. She even aids in saving Peggy's life, right then and there, where the wounded agent is suddenly brought into her house.
  • On the Rebound: After seeing Sousa refusing to leave Peggy's side when she's injured, Violet realizes that Sousa moved to LA and started dating her in an attempt to forget about Peggy.
  • Territorial Smurfette: Subverted. Sousa worries that she and Peggy won't get along, but they're perfectly friendly with each other.

Silicon Valley, California

    Sequoia 

Sequoia

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Maurissa Tancharoen

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

A social media influencer and Deke Shaw's girlfriend.


  • Asian Airhead: Sequoia is of asian descent and barely acknowledges the world around her, unless its to post it online.
  • Creator Cameo: Tancharoen is the co-creator, co-showrunner and an executive producer of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. alongside Jed Whedon. She also wrote many episodes of the series.
  • It's All About Me: As befits a influencer, Sequoia is constantly recording herself and posting at her social media accounts.

Broxton, Oklahoma

    Wilma Cully 

Wilma Cully

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Samaire Armstrong

Appearances: Agent Carter

Agnes Cully's (the future Whitney Frost) mother.


  • Abusive Parent: She's emotionally and verbally abusive toward her daughter, Agnes. Wilma is responsible for twisting her daughter into an evil person through her cynical, selfish view of the world. Agnes was a Child Prodigy, but Wilma made it her mission to quash her daughter's vast potential.
  • Female Misogynist: She believes that a woman's value is based on her looks alone.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Of Agent Carter's Season 2, as her raising of Whitney Frost is what made her the way she is.
  • Never My Fault: Wilma refuses to take responsibility for herself, resting all her misfortune on Agnes' shoulders.

    "Uncle" Bud Schultz 

"Uncle" Bud Schultz

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"Why don't you smile for your Uncle Bud?"

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Chris Mulkey

Appearances: Agent Carter

A man who had a long term relationship with Agnes Cully's mother.


  • Dirty Old Man: He leaves Wilma for a girl barely older than the teenage Agnes.
  • Jerkass: Bud is jovial enough, but he's a transparent sexist who thinks nothing of throwing a young mother and her child out on the street.

Fagan Corners, Vermont

    Bernie Cohen 

Bernie Cohen

Species: Human

Portrayed by: Robert Vincent Smith

Appearances: Daredevil (2015)

The chief of police in Fagan Corners.


  • Friend on the Force: To Paxton Page. After some persuasion from Paxton, he agrees to omit some details from the accident report to claim Kevin was driving the car alone and that it wasn't the result of Karen taking her eyes off the road.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Bernie's in a perpetually foul mood, particularly when Karen is involved.
  • Jerkass: He's a thorn in Karen's side, being a condescending jerk to her at every opportunity.

Page Family

    Paxton Page 

Paxton Page

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Lee Tergesen

Appearances: Daredevil (2015)

Karen Page's father.
  • Disownment: He doesn't outright say it, but following Kevin's death Paxton tells Karen to leave town. When she tries to come back after the Bulletin attack, he tells her it isn't a good idea and clearly doesn't want to see her despite her obvious distress over the phone.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Despite his dismissiveness of Karen's concerns over money, he's definitely got a reason to be concerned with Karen going out with Todd, since pretty much everyone in town knows that Todd is a drug dealer.
  • Ms. Red Ink: He's fiscally poor at managing his money, and the diner is drowning in red ink.

    Penelope Page 

Penelope "Penny" Page

Species: Human

Appearances: Daredevil (2015)

Karen Page's mother.


    Kevin Page 

Kevin Paxton Page

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Jack DiFalco

Appearances: Daredevil (2015)

Karen Page's younger brother.


  • Big Brother Instinct: Inverted; though Karen is older than him, Kevin is very protective of her and decides to stage a drastic intervention to get her away from Todd.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Played with. He's definitely trying to contribute more around the diner, and also tries to un-defer Karen's college applications to get Karen out of Fagan Corners and away from Todd's toxic influence. Meanwhile, while Karen is more than competent at bookkeeping and waiting tables, she's also going out at night to do and deal drugs with Todd.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: The events leading up to his death and Karen being run out of Fagan Corners wouldn't have happened if he hadn't impulsively decided to go burn down Todd's trailer then stuck around to pick a fight with Todd.
  • Posthumous Character: He's dead long before the events of the show.
  • Remember the New Guy?: He first gets mentioned in Season 2 out of nowhere when Karen is helping Matt get dressed for Grotto's funeral, and without having once been mentioned before. Given that Karen blames herself for his death and breaks down in tears when she finds out that Ben and Ellison found out about it, it makes sense that she doesn't talk about Kevin or about Fagan Corners.
    Matt Murdock: You never said you had a brother.
    Karen Page: Uh...you never asked.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: His death greatly shaped who Karen has been for all of her adult life.

Savannah, Georgia

    James Lucas 

Reverend James Lucas

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Reg E. Cathey

Appearances: Luke Cage (2016)

"Your strength is from God, Carl. I have no doubt in my mind about that. But with that kind of power comes its share of pain. Science? Magic? God? That power flows from within. From inside. What comes out when that pressure is heaviest? That's the real magic. That's what defines being a man. That's what defines being a hero."

A baptist pastor from Savannah, he is the father of Carl Lucas, the future Luke Cage.


  • Abusive Parents: Of the emotional variety. Reverend Lucas neglected his illegitimate son Willis Stryker all his life and didn't lift a finger to save him from jail even though it was within his power to do so. He was also at least neglectful of Luke. Given he almost immediately tries to get physical with Luke when the latter doesn't show him enough respect in the present, it's not unreasonable to assume he did so in the past as well.
  • Actor Existence Failure: Narrowly avoided, as this was Cathey's last completed role prior to his abrupt death in February 2018
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the comics James Lucas was a New York City detective, who was shunned by the rest of the force for not being crooked. Here he is an emotionally abusive and hypocritical baptist minister.
  • Character Development: Very extensive. When we first saw him in season 2, he was a tough but sincere preacher. Though he still treated Luke with unnecessary roughness, he is a far cry from the hypocritical Abusive Parents he was. Throughout the season, bonding with Luke and the people in his life softens him up some more to the point that he was genuinely proud of Luke and respects his decision to keep fighting for Harlem rather than returning home with him.
  • Corrupt Church: He had a decades long affair with his secretary and used church funds to support his illegitimate son.
  • The Ghost: In season 1, he never makes an appearance and even in flashbacks he is only seen from the back. He doesn't properly show up until season 2.
  • Hypocrite: The "do as I say, not as I do" type. He preached a high standard of morality from the pulpit, all the while keeping a mistress on the side, employed by his church and having sex in his office at the church.
  • I Have No Son!: He disowned Carl after he ended up in Seagate. Cut off all contact with him and returned all his letters unread. Beforehand, he had disowned his bastard son Willis after he got arrested for stealing a Corvette.
  • Papa Wolf: Even though his son is now bulletproof, he does not take kindly to people trying to shoot Luke.
    Luke: (pulling James back from the gunman he just punched out) Dad! Dad! That's enough, man!
    James: He shot you.
    Luke: Bullets bounce off me.
    James: I don't care! You can't be shootin' my baby.
  • Parents as People: As evidenced by many of the tropes here, he was a deeply flawed parent toward both his sons, but he does ultimately love Luke, acknowledges his own imperfections, and wants Luke to be a better man than him. He is also shown to be very caring and understanding toward people who come to him for guidance in his function as a reverend.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: All the things that Diamondback hates Luke Cage for are all Reverend Lucas's fault for ignoring him all his life, not lifting a finger to save him from prison and letting his mother die from cancer.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: When he appeared properly, he is very different from what we know from flashback.
    • It's also somewhat implied that he's generally more soft-spoken and openly compassionate with people he doesn't have complicated history and baggage with (i.e. his son), particularly demonstrated in his talk with Claire when she came to visit him.

    Esther Lucas 

Esther 'Etta' Lucas

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Joniece Abbott-Pratt

Appearances: Luke Cage (2016)

Luke Cage's mother.


  • But I Can't Be Pregnant!: Etta was considered to be infertile, so when she gave birth to Luke, he was considered the "miracle baby".

    Dana Stryker 

Dana Stryker

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Natalie Paul

Appearances: Luke Cage (2016)

Willis Stryker's mother.


  • Ill Girl: She died from cancer while her son was in prison.
  • Sleeping with the Boss: Reverend Lucas had an affair with her due to his own wife being infertile, and in the progress ended up conceiving Diamondback.
  • Sexy Secretary: Had to be the case

Seagate Prison

    Dr. Noah Burstein 

Dr. Noah Burstein

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Michael Kostroff

Appearances: Luke Cage (2016)

The scientist responsible for the experiments that gave Luke Cage his powers.


  • Adaptational Villainy: Downplayed example. In the comics, Dr. Burstein was a frequent ally to Luke and helped him out whenever he could. While Burstein does help save Luke's life by extracting the Judas shrapnel from his body, it's evident that his unethical research is more important and he wants to see it continuing. When he is last seen in Season 1, he is preparing to give Diamondback superpowers of his own.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Well, not necessarily evil, but he does consider Rackham a "racist asshole".
  • Just Think of the Potential: He is obsessed with the potential applications of his experiments, such as immortality and eternal youth.
  • Karma Houdini: He has gotten away with experimenting on a number of inmates, including Luke. And later, he gets Diamondback.
  • Mad Scientist: A more subdued example than most, Dr. Burstein is still more focused on the science than on things like ethics, legality, or morality.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: The ultimate aim of his experiments is to benefit all of mankind, but he is willing to go to some pretty uncomfortable extremes to get there.

    Albert Rackham 

Albert Rackham

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"Rule number one: You will obey every rule I say after rule number one. Rule number two: None but the righteous shall see God. And since we ain't got no righteous people in here, God ain't gonna have to worry about your shitty prayers. So that means I'm His mean, shitty substitute."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Chance Kelly

Appearances: Luke Cage (2016)

A notoriously corrupt warden at Seagate Prison during Luke Cage's incarceration there.


  • Blasphemous Boast: See his page quote.
  • Condescending Compassion: He offers Carl a huge number of perks for being a fighter in the underground ring, and considers himself to be giving him a pretty good deal.
  • Death by Racism: We never see Rackham do anything overtly racist, but Dr. Burstein flat out says that he was one, and his vendetta against Carl Lucas ultimately caused his death.
  • Karmic Death: When Cage is in the chemical bath designed to speed up the healing process, Rackham tries to tamper with the process to kill him. The machine overloads and explodes, and Rackham is killed by debris, but Luke survives.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Played with. Despite having a square-jawed Aryan look to him, and being evil as the day is long, Rackham doesn't mistreat Luke based on him being black. He is unquestionably despicable, but Luke could have been white and Rackham's treatment of him would not have changed one bit. With that said, he is offhandedly called out as one by Dr. Burstein posthumously.
  • Smug Snake: Rackham delights in extending his power over those under him, all while his default facial expression being a self-satisfied, arrogant grin.
  • Wardens Are Evil: The highest ranking member of Seagate's staff that we meet, he delights in making the inmates' lives hell on Earth.

    Dr. Reva Connors 
See the New York City page

Oahu, Hawaii

    Makapu'u Surfers 

Makapu'u Surfers

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Kala Alexander (Makani), Ty Quiamboa (Holo), (Lucky)

Appearances: Inhumans

A trio of surfers who befriend Gorgon.


Michigan

    Beth Quinn 

Beth Quinn

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Alexa Davalos

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

A bartender at a bar Lola's Roadhouse and a guitar and piano tutor that crosses paths with Frank Castle.


    Ringo 

Ringo

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Avery Mason

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

A bouncer at Lola's Roadhouse.


  • Boom, Headshot!: How he's finally taken down.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome
  • Sacrificial Lamb: He's given a little characterization as a good man who is on friendly terms with Beth Quinn, and gets promptly killed off by Marlena Olin's crew to show these mercenaries are willing to kill anyone.
  • Scary Black Man: Downplayed, as he's only doing his job as a bouncer.

Larkville County, Ohio

    Sheriff Hardin 

Sheriff Roy Hardin

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Joe Holt

Appearances: The Punisher (2017)

Sheriff of Larkville County in rural southern Ohio, and an Iraq/Afghanistan veteran. He and his deputies arrest Frank, Amy Bendix, and Marlena Olin following the Tides Motel ambush. He then helps Frank fight off the attack on his station by Pilgrim's mercs.


  • A Father to His Men: Cares very much about his deputies.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: He and Frank part on these terms.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: His station is besieged, one of his deputies is badly wounded, and the attackers will leave if he hands over his prisoners. His answer: return fire.
  • Real Men Love Jesus: Downplayed. His faith is subtly, but consistently, hinted at.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Hardin knows bullshit when he smells it and does his due diligence on all three of his prisoners. He is also quick to recognize that Frank is neither betraying nor abandoning them during the police station siege.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Doesn't trust Frank when the shooting starts, but doesn't complain too much as long as they’re both shooting in the same direction. He soon figures out that Frank is on his side, though.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: When the lights, phones, and radio go down, the deputies are bewildered. The Sheriff, on the other hand, immediately grabs an M4 from the gun locker.

New Orleans, Louisiana

See the New Orleans page

Other Americans

    Meredith Quill 

Meredith Quill

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Laura Haddock

Voiced By: Mariana Ortiz (Latin-American Spanish)

Appearances: Guardians of the Galaxy | Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

"Peter, I know these last few months have been hard for you. But I'm going to a better place and I will be okay. And I will always be with you. You are the light of my life. My precious son. My little Star-Lord. Love, Mom."

The human mother of Peter Quill, Star-Lord, leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy


  • Break the Cutie: She found the love of her life who swept her off her feet and enjoyed an idyllic, golden romance with him, and eventually conceived a child with him. Unfortunately, Ego was just using her in his experiments to produce an offspring with the Celestial gene, and put a tumor in her brain, dooming her to a slow, painful death.
  • Death by Origin Story: She dies in the first scene of the film, and as the sequel reveals, was intentionally killed by Ego to make her son more malleable to his wishes.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: As shown in the first film, she died of brain cancer (which the sequel later revealed was actually caused by Ego), whereas in the comics, she was shot by a pair of Badoon assassins who wanted to kill her and her son, Star-Lord.
  • Divine Date: With Ego, a Celestial. She even describes him like he's an angel.
  • Good Parents: To Peter Quill/Star-Lord. She raised him by herself, and he was very close to her and devastated when she died of cancer.
  • Identical Grandson: Her grandmother, who once asked Captain America for an autograph back in the day, looks exactly like she did before the cancer diagnosis. Naturally, Peter's grandmother is much older by the time that he's abducted.
  • Morality Pet: For Star-Lord and Peter at his most anti-heroic. The memory of his mother is enough to bring her son back from the edge. In Vol. 2, just when Ego seemed to have succeeded in brainwashing Peter to his evil plan, Peter asks Ego if he loved his mother and Ego's reveal that he killed her, made him snap out and shoot and turn against Ego. Ego also specifically killed Meredith specifically so she couldn't become a Morality Pet to him.
  • Secret Keeper: It's implied by her calling Ego a "space man" and her son "Star-Lord" that she did know of Ego's alien origin and connection and that eventually Peter would be separated from Earth and live in outer-space, since she was sure that eventually his father would come and pick him up. Of course, she had no inkling of Ego's real plan and intentions. The brain tumor also was blamed for her rantings about "knowing a spaceman."
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: In the flashback we get to their courtship, Meredith is head over heels in love with Ego, singing songs with him and enjoying car rides on sunny days. Ego continuously woos her by telling her some things (including alluding to his plan for a hostile terraforming of Earth) she doesn't even understand, but doesn't even care about. Ego did return the sentiment, but still used her solely to try to create a half-Celestial child, and he went so far as to kill her by giving her a brain tumor.
  • The Topic of Cancer: She died of cancer before Peter's eyes, weakened and hollowed by chemotherapy, unbeknownst to her said cancer was invoked by Ego the Living Planet, her alien lover.
  • Tragic Keepsake: The Walkman that Peter Quill carries with him and the cassettes of mixtapes of popular music of the time which she loved. Ego tragically destroys it when he forcibly takes control of Peter.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Just another woman Ego impregnated to try to produce a child with the Celestial offspring to one day terraform the entire universe.

    Harley Keener 

Harley Keener

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"Admit it, you need me. We're connected."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Ty Simpkins

Voiced By: Julio Toledano (Latin-American Spanish)

Appearances: Iron Man 3 | Avengers: Endgame

A kid Tony meets in Rose Hill, Tennessee, who lets him use his garage/workshop to hide the Iron Man armor.


  • Batman in My Basement: Or Iron Man in his garage.
  • The Bus Came Back: He reappears 6 years after his first appearance in Avengers: Endgame, which is chronologically 10 years after the events of Iron Man 3. He's one of the 40-odd people at Tony Stark's funeral.
  • Child Prodigy: While not as smart as Tony or later Peter, there are hints that Harley is fairly smart and technologically inclined. His potato gun is impressive for something he built by himself and he suggests improvements to the Iron Man suit.
  • Deliberately Cute Child: Harley unsuccessfully tries to manipulate Tony into staying by comparing Tony to Harley's disappeared father and then saying in a cute voice that he's cold.
  • Disappeared Dad: He went out for lottery tickets six years ago. He must've won because he never came back.
  • From the Mouths of Babes: He says a lot of things that Tony would normally be angry at people for, especially repeatedly invoking his Shell-Shocked Veteran panic attacks. However, since he's a kid, Tony mostly takes it in stride as best as he can, and it is Harley's help that allows him to break through the aforementioned Shell-Shocked Veteran status. Basically, he gives Tony a taste of his own medicine in regards to Tony's constant pushing the envelope of acceptable behavior (like lightly zapping Dr. Banner in The Avengers).
  • Human Shield: Gets captured by Eric Savin and used as a Human Shield. With some prompting by Tony, he breaks out by using a Chekhov's Gun flashbang Tony gave him earlier in the movie.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Even after he sees how badly Tony reacts to it he repeatedly pushes Tony to tell him about New York.
  • Kid Sidekick: He provides assistance to Tony when he's off-the-grid but when it really gets dangerous, Tony tells him to go home and not put himself at risk. He does reward him for his help however with an upgraded potato gun and an upgraded workshop to go with it.
  • Mouthy Kid: Gives Tony a taste of his own medicine in the banter and snarkiness department
  • Parental Substitute: According to Ty Simpkins, Tony and Harley kept in touch after the events of Iron Man 3 and Harley grew to see Tony as a father figure explaining why Harley was at Tony's funeral
  • Tag Along Kid: Defied. Harley tries to guilt-trip Tony to leave Tennessee with him, but he mocks the idea and drives away.

    Hannah Hutchins 

Hannah Hutchins

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Laura Seay

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 9: "Repairs")

A young woman that seems to have telekinetic powers. In reality, she was being haunted by her friend Tobias, who had a crush on her.


  • All-Loving Hero: Skye points out that she didn't choose her job as a safety inspector because she wanted to be a Rules Lawyer. She did it because she couldn't stand the thought of anyone being hurt.
  • The Atoner: She's trying to make up for her mistakes.
  • Break the Cutie: She thought that God was punishing her by sending demons after her.

    Audrey Nathan 

Audrey Nathan

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Amy Acker

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 19: "The Only Light In the Darkness")

The former girlfriend of Coulson, otherwise known as the Cellist.


  • Ascended Extra: She was originally intended to be a completely throwaway tidbit about Coulson in The Avengers, but fans were so fascinated by Coulson having a girlfriend that the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. writers gave her two more mentions and then finally her on-screen debut.
  • Damsel in Distress: Audrey is being stalked by Daniels and is briefly caught up in the battle between him and Coulson's team.
  • Her Heart Will Go On: The reason Coulson doesn't want to reveal his resurrection to her is because she's already started to move past her grief and he doesn't want to reopen old wounds.
  • Nice Girl: Appears to be a very sweet, gentle person.
  • The One That Got Away: For Coulson.
  • Put on a Bus: Given that Amy Acker's role on Person of Interest got promoted to major character during the same season that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuted, it was obvious once Audrey's actress was announced that she wouldn't have the time to be a regular on this show. Curiously, the mechanism that invokes the trope is the opposite of the usual: She stays put, while the show's focus centers around Coulson's life on the Bus (Quite literally, given the nickname of Coulson's favorite plane).
  • Rescue Romance: She and Coulson first fell in love after he came with SHIELD to protect her from Daniels the first time.

    Thomas Ward 

Thomas Ward

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"Just because you grow up in a family of abusive monsters doesn't mean you have to become one."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Tyler Ritter

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 53: "Closure", Episode 65: "Absolution")

"Thomas was the only one Mother didn't torture, and Dad always let her do it. She loved him so much."
Christian Ward

The younger brother of Grant and Christian Ward. The only member of the family who's not a horrible monster.


  • Abusive Parents: His dad had "anger issues" and his mom had "dad issues". And they took those issues out on their children. Christian claimed Thomas was their favorite and got the least of it, but he's the only family member left who knows how much of that was true.
  • Brutal Honesty: He doesn't mince words when telling Grant that the horrible things he's done, especially murdering Christian and their parents, were unjustifiable.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He hates Grant not only because of his Never My Fault philosophy but because his "protection" of him usually involves brutal killing. He even tells Grant that he's the worst member of the family, even when compared to Christian and their parents.
  • Minor Major Character: Thomas was The Ghost for the first two seasons of the series. He serves as a major figure in Grant's backstory and his revelation that in spite of everything Christian and his parents did, Grant turned out worse served as the final Heel–Face Door-Slam for Grant.
  • Nice Guy: Unlike his brothers he's a genuinely nice guy.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Despite how horrible Christian and his parents were, he believes they didn't deserve to be murdered by Grant.
  • That Man Is Dead: He changed his name so Grant would never find him.
  • The Unfavorite: Zig-zagged. While he was his parents' favorite it didn't stop them from abusing him anyway.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He tells Grant that he's even worse than their parents and Christian. That and helping S.H.I.E.L.D. track him, pushed Grant further over the edge, all while in the middle of torturing Fitz and Simmons, psychologically and physically respectively.
  • White Sheep: Despite his abusive history, he refused to continue the cycle of abuse and turned out to be a nice guy.

    Ruben Mackenzie 

Ruben Mackenzie

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Gaius Charles

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 58: "Watchdogs")

The younger brother of Alphonso Mackenzie who became tempted to join the Watchdogs as both his fear of the Inhumans and frustration with his brother grew.


  • Fantastic Racism: Toward aliens and Inhumans.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: He didn't know that his brother is an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and fighting to protect Inhumans, and he wasn't happy when he found out about this.

    Thurston Koenig 

Thurston Koenig

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"Welcome to the inside of my mind, sheeple."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Patton Oswalt

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 78: "Hot Potato Soup")

One of the Koenig quadruplet brothers. He is the only one in the family who doesn't work for S.H.I.E.L.D.


  • Bait-and-Switch: When Sam mentions that he gave the Darkhold to L.T. Koenig, yet another character played by Patton Oswalt is seen, implying that he's L.T. He's actually Thurston Koenig, and L.T. is their older sister.
  • Hipster: If his appearance, overall demeanor and dislike of "sheeple" are anything to go by.
  • Refusal of the Call: He is the only one of the Koenig brothers who refused LT's attempt to recruit them into S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Hedy Wolfe 

Hedy Wolfe

Species: Human

Portrayed By: N/A

Appearances: Jessica Jones (2015)

A celebrity.


  • Easter Egg: Her name appears in the cover of the Celebrity Seeker issue showing Trish with Malcolm in a headline that reads "Hedy Wolfe clashes with gal pal". In the comics, Hedy Wolfe was a character from the original Patsy Walker comics who also became a Canon Immigrant into the mainstream comics as a socialite who owns the rights to the in-universe Patsy comics.
  • The Ghost: She hasn't made an actual appearance. Her existance in the MCU is established just by a headline, as described above.

    Rusty 

"Rusty"

Species: Human

Portrayed By: N/A

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

A paranoid "unscrupulous dirtbag" whom Hunter met after he and Bobbi were burned from S.H.I.E.L.D.


The Barton Family

    In General 
  • Alliterative Family: Sort of. The males are Clint and Cooper, the females are Laura and Lila. Broken by the naming of their next child, Nathaniel, though that could be counted as he's named after "Auntie Nat".
  • Happy Ending Override: In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Clint manages to complete one last successful mission and retire to be with his wife and family. In Captain America: Civil War, Clint siding with Captain America over the Sokovia Accords results in him getting incarcerated in the Raft. While Cap manages to break him out, he's put under house arrest but this benefits him as he is able to spend more time with them. Unfortunately, Clint's family are reduced to dust after Thanos' victory at Wakanda, which compels him to come out of retirement one more time to revive them, which he does.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: For Clint. After they are killed by Thanos, Clint becomes a ruthless vigilante brutally slashing his way through cartels and mob bosses, believing them to be unworthy of living compared to the millions of innocents, including his own family, who died instead.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In Ultimate Marvel, Laura Barton and her children were Stuffed into the Fridge by Black Widow. In Age of Ultron, they remain safe and sound, and Natasha is an Honorary Aunt. Subverted in Endgame, where they are among the casualties of Thanos' fingersnap, and then double subverted when they are brought back with the other Snap victims.

    Laura Barton 

Laura Barton

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You know I totally support your Avenging.

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Linda Cardellini

Voiced By: Ayari Rivera (Latin-American Spanish)

Appearances: Avengers: Age of Ultron | Avengers: Endgame

Laura Barton: I see you with the Avengers, and, well...
Clint Barton: You don't think they need me?
Laura Barton: Actually, I think they do. They're gods, and they need someone to keep them down to Earth.

Clint Barton's wife.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Laura's blonde in Ultimate Marvel.
  • Ascended Extra: Like Doctor Cho, Laura is a very minor character in the comics, and was Stuffed into the Fridge after only a handful of issues.
  • Happily Married: Laura lives on a farm with their children, far away from danger and never even in SHIELD's records (courtesy of Directory Fury himself). This situation is why Clint is the most stable and personally fulfilled out of the Avengers.
  • The Lost Lenore: Her death makes Clint goes revenge-crazy in Endgame and he ultimately brings her back.
  • No Body Left Behind: As the start of Endgame reveals, she was disintegrated along with half the universe after Thanos completed the Infinity Gauntlet. Then she was blipped back into existence.
  • Unexpected Character: In-universe, only Natasha even knew they existed, outside of Clint himself. Tony thought that she was an agent at first, which became hard to believe after their children showed up.

    The Barton Children 

Cooper, Lila and Nathaniel Pietro Barton

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Ben Sakamoto (Cooper Barton); Imogen, Isabella Poynton (Age of Ultron) and Ava Russo (Endgame) (Lila Barton); Jaiden Stafford (Age of Ultron) and Cade Woodward (Endgame) (Nathaniel Barton)

Voiced By: Abdeel Silva (Cooper Barton); Alma de la Rosa (Lila Barton)(Latin-American Spanish)

Appearances: Avengers: Age of Ultron | Avengers: Endgame

Clint and Laura Barton's children.


  • Adaptation Name Change: In the Ultimate Marvel timeline, Clint's children were named Callum, Lewis and Nicole. In the film, they are Cooper, Lila and Nathaniel. The first letter of each name corresponds to the birth order in both continuities.
  • Dead Guy Junior: Their third child is named after Natasha, but the middle name ends up being Pietro, after the man who sacrificed himself to save Clint's life in the battle against Ultron.
    • By the end of Endgame his first name becomes this trope too after Natasha sacrifices herself, while also preventing Clint from doing so instead, so the team can receive the Soul stone to bring all the Snap victims back.
  • Gender Flip: While the Bartons' eldest child is male in both continuities, in the MCU the second child is a girl instead of a boy. The youngest is also a boy instead of a girl.
  • The Ghost: Nathaniel in Age of Ultron, by virtue of not being born until after the film's climax, and offscreen at that (though we at least get to see a picture of him). Averted for Endgame, in which Nathaniel is seen with the other Bartons.
  • No Body Left Behind: As the start of Endgame reveals, they were disintegrated along with half the universe after Thanos completed the Infinity Gauntlet. Then they are blipped back into existence.

The May Family

    Lian May 

Lian May

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Tsai Chin

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 19: "The Only Light in the Darkness")

"I may be retired but I still have contacts. And my agency hasn't fallen apart."

Melinda May's mother, a retired secret agent who is still well-connected even after the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D.


  • All There in the Manual: Her first name hasn't been mentioned in the show but has been revealed on the book about behind-the-scenes details of the first season, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season One Declassified.
  • Cool Old Lady: She's a retired secret agent with a penchant for snarkiness.
  • Deadpan Snarker: We can see where May got it from. One of the first things she says to Melinda after meeting her is that her (Lian's) agency hasn't fallen apart.
  • Good Parents: She drove five hundred miles to pick up her daughter. Then there's tapping her contacts to aid her search of Maria Hill. According to Coulson, May was better adjusted before the event where she earned her hated nickname.
  • Retired Badass: She's a retired agent from an unspecified agency.

    William May 

William May

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: James Hong

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 46: "Purpose in the Machine")

The father of Melinda May.


  • Cool Old Guy: He is a kind and loving parent to May.
  • Foreign Cuss Word: It's implied he said a curse word in (unsubtitled) Mandarin when Lance Hunter suddenly appeared out of nowhere in his house.
  • Good Parents: He advised his daughter to follow what she thinks it's best for her, prompting her to rejoin S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Happily Married: Sadly not. He said he was with May's mom for 20 years, meaning that they've already been divorced by now, which also explain Lian's absence when Melinda visited him. Whether they are Amicable Exes or not, however, is not very clear.
  • Revenge by Proxy: He was injured in a hit and run, and May believes that Ward might've been behind it, hence why May is looking after him.

The Shlotmann Family

    Hope Shlotmann 

Hope Shlotmann

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"He made me jump for hours, as high as I could ... he said I was never as good as you."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Erin Moriarty

Appearances: Jessica Jones (2015)

A young college student who, much like Jessica, falls victim to Kilgrave's machinations, forging a bond between them.


  • Always Someone Better: Kilgrave was never as complimentary to Hope as he was to Jessica:
    Hope: He made me jump for hours, as high as I could ... he said I was never as good as you.
  • Break the Cutie: She's another one of Kilgrave's victims, which naturally makes her one of these.
  • Convicted by Public Opinion: What she says has happened to her in her hometown, even after she's released, and probably part of the motivation for her Heroic Suicide.
  • Expy: She bares many similarities to Mattie Franklin, being a young woman who ends up under the thumb of an abusive asshole while she's unable to control herself, has essentially kidnapped her and cuts her off from all her friends and family, and serves as a Morality Pet for Jess based off of their similar circumstances. The main differences are that Mattie also had superpowers (being one of the Spider-Women), and it was an unconnected drug dealer using date-rape drugs to keep her in a state of limited consciousness rather than Kilgrave, and Jess sought her out initially because she accidentally broke into Jess' apartment, not because Jess was hired to look for her.
  • Foil: To Jessica. Both were slaves to Kilgrave, both killed innocent people under his influence, and both were left devastated and broken by their experience. Jessica, however, found the inner strength and determination to carry on and rebuild her life (albeit not all that healthily). Hope might have found hers, too if fate had given her a chance.
  • Good Girls Avoid Abortion: Averted; when she finds out she's pregnant with Kilgrave's child, she pays some of the beefier inmates to beat her up and induce a miscarriage. When it doesn't work, Jessica gets her some abortion pills.
  • Heroic Suicide: Hope punctures her own throat to stop herself being used as a hostage, so Jessica no longer has a reason to keep Kilgrave alive and can finish him off.
  • Living MacGuffin: The need to prove her innocence is why Jessica can't just kill Kilgrave and be done with it. Also, after she aborts Kilgrave's child, Hogarth takes the remains to see if she can replicate his ability. This doesn't work, but once Kilgrave learns about it, he has biochemists use the remains to enhance his abilitiesdrastically.
  • Manchurian Agent: Kilgrave had implanted a latent order in her to kill her parents upon getting reunited with them, all just to send Jessica a message.
  • Not So Different: Hope, a prototypical All-American Girl, doesn't seem to share much in common with the brooding Jessica, but they're connected through shared experience with Kilgrave.
  • Prison Rape: Implied to suffer this at the hands of Sissy Garcia.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Shortly after being reunited with her folks, Kilgrave's brainwashing kicks in and Hope grabs a gun to shoot them. This plus the ensuing trial inspires Jessica to go after Kilgrave.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: The driving arc of Season 1 in Jessica Jones is to prove Hope's innocence by capturing Kilgrave and forcing to prove he was controlling her mind, to the point Jessica has to struggle with other individuals like Will Simpson who want him dead. All of this turns to ashes when Hope kills herself just to give Jessica the motivation to kill him without worrying about proving her own innocence. Though at least, her death does contribute in making Kilgrave pay at the end.
  • Thanatos Gambit: She kills herself so that Jessica can finally take Kilgrave down without any restraints.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Her kidnapping by Kilgrave kicks off the plot, where he psychologically tortured her in an attempt to mimic his time with Jessica. After being rescued (where she was forced to lie in bed for five hours in a puddle of her own pee, she's forced to murder her parents by Kilgrave's programming. This lands her in jail. While in jail, she finds out that she is pregnant with Kilgrave's child. She pays another inmate to beat her in order to abort the fetus, before getting a proper chemical abortion. And of course after she is released, when she falls back into Kilgrave's clutches, she decides to kill herself rather then be used by Kilgrave as a hostage against Jessica.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: When Kilgrave arranges her release from prison, she tells Jessica she can't ever go back home, blaming herself for her parents' deaths and telling her little brother she's dead.

    Bob and Barbara Shlotmann 

Bob and Barbara Shlotmann

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Ian Blackman and Deborah Hedwall

Appearances: Jessica Jones (2015)

Hope's parents from Omaha, seeking Jessica's services when their daughter Hope goes missing.


  • Good Parents: From the little we see of them, they seem to be caring, loving parents who are worried about their daughter.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: The first casualties of Kilgrave's depravity, after being shown as decent and upstanding parents who just want their daughter back.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: They're dead by the end of the first episode of Jessica Jones's Season 1.

American Old West

    Kid Colt 

Blaine Colt / Kid Colt

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Walker Roach (fictionalised version)

Appearances: Agent Carter

A legendary cowboy in the American Old West.


United Kingdom Citizens

    Alistair Fitz 

Alistair Fitz

Species: Human

Portrayed By: David O'Hara

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

"He was not a good man. Always telling Fitz he was stupid and worthless. I think that's why Fitz became so clever."
Jemma Simmons

The father of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Leopold Fitz.

For his virtual counterpart within the Framework, see the Framework page.

  • Abusive Parents: Alistair frequently told a young Fitz that he was always stupid and worthless. If the Framework is anything to go by, Alistair's verbal abuse would have eventually evolved into physical abuse, assuming it hadn't already.
  • The Alcoholic: According to Holden Radcliffe, Alistair is a pathetic drunk.
  • Berserk Button: Mentioning him is a huge one for Fitz. To the point that he's never talked to anyone about Alistair except Simmons, and she knows well enough to leave the subject alone.
  • Disappeared Dad: Alistair abandoned his son and his mother when he was ten years old.
  • The Ghost: The real Alistair Fitz never even appears in person.
  • Hate Sink: Was emotionally abusive toward Fitz before he abandoned him as a child. Seems to be an In-Universe Hate Sink as well; Simmons and Mack both despise Alistair without even meeting him, simply based on how he treated his own son.
  • Jerkass: Based on his virtual reality counterpart in the Framework, and what Simmons tells Mack, Alistair was a chauvinist and a jerk who constantly belittled Leopold.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: The real Alistair never even makes a cameo appearance, but his actions lead to Fitz's lingering resentment and the creation of his alternate reality counterpart in the Framework.

    Ian Boothby 

Ian Boothby

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Jonathan Howard

Voiced By: Luis Leonardo Suárez (Latin-American Spanish)

Appearances: Thor: The Dark World

Darcy's intern in Thor: The Dark World. Mostly gets dragged around with no idea of what's going on and made to carry things.


  • Big Damn Heroes: Helps the other scientists set up the sensors to counter the Convergence, and saves Darcy from a troop of dark elves by smashing them with a floating car.
  • Big Damn Kiss: With Darcy, during the climax.
  • Blatant Lies: When trying to convince the receptionist at the mental hospital that he's Eric's son.
  • Butt-Monkey: Gets bossed around by Darcy a lot.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He's generally just referred to as Intern. "It's Ian..."
  • Expy: An dorky English guy who gets bossed around the whole time, gets one chance to demonstrate his heroism, and wins the girl in the end? Did Rory miss a turn and wind up with the wrong Doctor?
  • Nested Ownership: He's Darcy's intern, who is Jane's intern.

The Thompson Family

    Albert Thompson 

Albert Thompson

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Michael Siberry

Appearances: Jessica Jones (2015)

A scientist who experimented on his son Kevin, who went on to become Kilgrave.


  • An Arm and a Leg: When Jessica finds him in the finale, he's had both his arms chopped off and one of them is being stuck in a blender by one of Kilgrave's thralls. He is still alive at this point.
  • Abusive Parents: To Kilgrave, who he experimented on. Played with, when it's revealed that he was actually trying to save Kilgrave's life with his experiments.
  • Gorn: Kilgrave has him kill himself by extensive mutilation.
  • Parental Abandonment: Albert and his wife abandoned their son and went on the run because they were so terrified of him.
  • Psychic-Assisted Suicide: His ultimate fate at the hands of Kilgrave.

    Louise Thompson 

Louise Thompson

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Lisa Emery

Appearances: Jessica Jones (2015)

A scientist who experimented on her son Kevin, who went on to become Kilgrave.


  • Abusive Parents: To Kilgrave, who she experimented on. Played with, when it's revealed that she was actually trying to save his life with her experiments.
  • Broken Bird: Louise is very damaged, both emotionally and physically, by her experiences. She feels an immense amount of guilt for Kilgrave's existence.
  • Offing the Offspring: She tries to kill her son, but fails and is killed herself.
  • Parental Abandonment: Louise and her husband abandoned their son and went on the run because they were so terrified of him.
  • Psychic-Assisted Suicide: Kilgrave orders her to stab herself to death with a pair of scissors.
  • Spanner in the Works: Just when it seems like Jessica's plan is working, Louise puts her own plan into motion: she tries to kill Kilgrave and subsequently everything falls apart (although Jeri had more than a hand in it).

Japan Citizens

    Kenji Ozawa 

Kenji Ozawa

Species: Human

Appearances: Iron Fist (2017)

The grandfather of Colleen Wing, who trained her in the ways of Bushido.


    Azumi Ozawa 

Azumi Ozawa

Species: Human

Appearances: Iron Fist (2017)

The mother of Colleen Wing.


  • Adaptational Job Change: In the MCU, she's a regular civilian, unlike her comic books counterpart, a member of a team of assassins for the Hand called the Nail.
  • Missing Mom: She had walked out on Colleen when the latter was a child and migrated to New York City.
  • Posthumous Character: She's long dead dead by the time of Iron Fist.

Australia Citizens

    Agnes Kitsworth 

Agnes Kitsworth

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"I wake up and face death everyday. You think I'm scared of you?"

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Mallory Jansen

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 79: "BOOM", Episode 83: "Identity and Change")

An Australian woman and former lover of Holden Radcliffe, whom he modeled Aida after.


  • Brain Uploading: By the end of "BOOM", she's uploaded into the Framework.
  • Canon Foreigner: There's no Agnes Kitsworth in the comics.
  • Deader Than Dead: After her physical body is dead, Fitz kills Agnes' consciousness in the Framework.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: She was so annoyed at being pitied for her illness that she moved to Spain to escape it.
  • Due to the Dead: In "Identity and Change", she's mentioned as having been buried at sea following her death.
  • Hope Is Scary: Has this reaction at first when Radcliffe tells her that he can save her.
  • May–December Romance: She's over twenty years younger than Radcliffe, going by the ages for their actors.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Her role in the series is quite brief, but the major character of Aida (Season 4's Big Bad) was modeled after her appearance. Additionally, her final death in the Framework ultimately spurs Radcliffe to try and make amends for his actions.
  • Tranquil Fury: She's clearly not happy about Holden Radcliffe coming back into her life. At first, anyway.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Is dead by the end of her debut episode. Even after being uploaded into the Framework, we don't see much of her before Fitz kills her.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Has terminal cancer.

    Jonah 

Jonah

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Julian McMahon

Appearances: Runaways (2017)

An Australian doctor specialized in infectious diseases.


  • Demonic Possession: He's possessed by the Magistrate of Gibborim until he's mortally injured.
  • Dying as Yourself: The Magistrate leaves his body prior to his death, leaving him without memories of the decades he spent as his host body.
  • Older Than They Look: Thanks to the process of regeneration through the demateralization box, Jonah is several decades old but still keeps looks in his forties.

Other Nationalities

    Dr. Ho Yinsen 

Dr. Ho Yinsen

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"Don't waste it... don't waste your life, Stark."

Species: Human

Nationality: Afghan

Portrayed By: Shaun Toub

Voiced By: Roberto Mendiola (Latin-American Spanish)

Appearances: Iron Man | Iron Man 3

"So you're a man who has everything, but nothing."

An Afghan physicist who saves Tony Stark's life, and brings out his true potential.


  • A-Team Firing: It's justified because he's a doctor and likely has no combat experience. The novelisation explains because he's a doctor and holds life as precious even in the hellhole he's in.
  • Adaptation Name Change: A minor one. In the comics Ho is his family and Yinsen was his given name. They switched it for the film.
  • Adaptational Nationality: He's Vietnamese in the comics, but is an Afghan here. Justified in a case of Real Life Writes the Plot - at the time the comics were written, the Vietnam War was the major conflict on Americans' minds, whereas the Aghanistan War and the War on Terror were the big issues of the 2000s and the early New Tens.
  • Call-Forward: Appears in the opening scene of Iron Man 3, a flashback to New Year's Eve 1999. He tries to introduce himself to Tony at a party but is brushed off — an event he referenced during their first conversation in Iron Man.
  • Death by Origin Story: The only difference between the film version of Iron Man and the various comic origins is that Dr. Yinsen is now a Pashtun. He's still a respected colleague, and he still sacrifices himself to allow Tony to escape.
  • Death Seeker: Wanted to die so he can be reunited with his family, but not before helping Stark escape and become a better man.
  • Doomed Hometown: Yinsen mentions hailing from a village called Gulmira. Guess where Raza decides to test his brand new Stark Industries toys?
  • Firing in the Air a Lot: When he and Tony make their escape attempt, he does this to buy Tony more time. He's not even aiming at the terrorists, he just shoot his guns skywards while screaming and running after them. Once they realize he has no intention of firing at them Reality Ensues.
  • For Want of a Nail: If he didn't sacrifice himself for Tony in the first movie, the entire MCU would have played out very differently.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He sacrifices himself to buy Tony time to activate his first Iron Man suit.
  • The Medic: He's a skilled and resourceful field surgeon. He is capable to remove much of the shrapnel from Tony Stark's body, and helped keep him alive long enough to build an electromagnet piece in his chest to keep the remaining shrapnel from entering his heart.
  • Last-Name Basis: With Tony. Justified in that he never tells Tony his first name in the first film. In Yinsen's cameo at the start of Iron Man 3 he tells him his first name is "Ho", but Tony doesn't remember the meeting years later.
  • MacGyvering: Gerry rigged an electromagnet out of a car battery for Tony's heart. It won't last long, but it gives Tony enough time to patch together a unique upgrade.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: He teaches and inspires Tony when he was at his lowest. He later dies to ensure Tony would live.
  • Nice Guy: An upstanding doctor.
  • The Paragon: He is the main reason for Tony's Heel–Face Turn.
  • The Power of Acting: How he keeps Tony alive for a while when they are in captivity, acting as though he were on the side of the Ten Rings when the members are present.
  • Race Lift: He's Vietnamese in the comics, even when Tony's origin isn't tied to the Vietnam war. Amusingly, this means the MCU Yinsen still has an East Asian name despite being of Middle Eastern descent (Shaun Toub is Iranian).
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Major. He only appeared for a small part of the original Iron Man and made a brief cameo in Iron Man 3. He shares almost as much responsibility for the creation of Iron Man (and by extension the entire MCU) as Tony himself- not only by keeping Tony alive, but by driving him to become a better person. This one man led to Tony Stark turning to the side of heroes, which helped kickstart The Avengers and gave Tony the courage to make that final snap. Tony Stark saved the universe, but Ho Yinsen made it possible.
  • Together in Death: In his final moments, Yinsen expresses hope that he will reunite with his family in the afterlife.

    Theo Broussard 

Theo Broussard

Species: Human

Nationality: Swiss

Portrayed by: Joe Russo

Appearances: Captain America: Civil War

A Swiss psychiatrist hired by the United Nation and the Joint Counter Terrorist Centre to interrogate Bucky Barnes.


  • Creator Cameo: Broussard is played by Joe Russo, co-director of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
  • Kill and Replace: He's killed and impersonated by Helmut Zemo to infiltrate the Joint Counter Terrorist Centre and cause Bucky to go on a rampage.

    Thomas Nash 

Thomas Nash

Species: Human

Nationality: Canadian

Portrayed by: Brad Dourif

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

A former recruit of Canada's Department H and candidate for S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Index due to his alleged psychic abilities. He was later rendered catatonic by a head-on collision. He was used by the real Clairvoyant as a decoy to keep his true identity in secret.


  • Canon Foreigner: He has no counterpart in the comics.
  • Character Death: He's killed by Grant Ward in a fit of rage. Actually, in order to help maintain Garrett's cover.
  • Red Herring: He's just a decoy for the real Clairvoyant, John Garrett.
  • The Voiceless: As a result of his catatonic state. He supposedly talked through a voice synthetizer but the device was actually controlled by Garrett.

    Orson Randall 

Orson Randall

Species: Human

Appearances: Iron Fist (2017)

A black market dealer who sold the body of the 1948 Iron Fist to Davos.


  • Adaptational Job Change: From a former Iron Fist to a black market dealer
  • Decomposite Character: In the comics, Orson Randall was the Iron Fist in the 1940s
  • The Ghost: He just get mentioned in the second season of Iron Fist. Due to the show's cancellation, he'll remain as such.
  • Mysterious Backer: He sold the body of the 1948 Iron Fist to Davos. As a result, he's searched for by Danny Rand with Ward Meachum's help.

    NoobMaster69 

NoobMaster69

Species: Human (presumed)

Appearances: Avengers: Endgame

Thor: “Noob Master! Hey, Thor again! You know, The God of Thunder? Listen buddy, if you don’t log-off of this game immediately, I’m gonna fly over to your house, come down to that basement your hiding in, rip off your arms and shove them up your butt! That’s right! Go cry to your father you little weasel!”

A mean and spoiled little internet troll who bullies Korg and Miek while they play Fortnite at Thor's Cabin in New Asgard. His insult-of-choice is "dickhead".


  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: NoobMaster69 bit off a bit more than he can chew when he called Korg, Thor's roommate and friend, a "dickhead" while playing Fortnite. Cue the drunk and angry Thunder God yelling that he'll “rip off his arms and shove them up his butt", sending the spoiled little troll literally crying off to his daddy.
  • The Ghost: We don't see what NoobMaster69 looks like, but that just leaves the fans of Endgame with a lot of discussion to speculate who he is. We don't even hear his voice on the other end of Korg's headset. According to Word of God, he's actually Wong.
  • Griefer: He's apparently had a history of going after Korg specifically.
  • LOL, 69: His PSN ID ends with 69, likely not a coincidence.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Regularly and verbally bullies/torments the trio of Fortnite Friends that comprise of Korg, Meik and Thor, enough so that the very mention of NoobMaster69 is a Berserk Button for the now drunken shut-in thunder god.
  • Troll: Hides behind his online anonymity to tease and bully online players less skilled than he is.

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