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This is the character sheet for the TV series Millennium.

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     Black Family 

Frank Black

Played by: Lance Henriksen
A criminal profiler and FBI veteran, he broke down after a particularly brutal case. When the series begins he’s using his unusual gift with the mysterious Millennium Group.
  • Badass Baritone: Most characters played by Lance Henriksen are.
  • Badass Bookworm: Part of his job involves interpreting obscure literary and textual clues.
  • The Comically Serious: He often comes off as this in the show’s funnier moments, especially those written by Darin Morgan.
  • Creepy Good: When he has sitdowns with serial killers and death cultists, they’re usually the ones who get spooked.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He can be this when he’s not The Comically Serious. His delivery is so deadpan it can be hard to tell the difference.
  • The Empath
  • Expy: Much like Dana Scully was originally one for Clarice Starling, his status as a gifted profiler returning to work after a mental breakdown makes him one for Will Graham.
  • Heroic BSoD: Happens to him before the series begins and again at the end of season 2.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: He was named after the lead singer/guitarist of The Pixies.
  • Papa Wolf: Messing with Jordan will prompt swift retaliation.
  • The Profiler
  • Technical Pacifist: Only resorts to violence when negotiation fails, refers to triggerhappy cops as "assassins", NEVER kills anyone during the first season, and only rarely does so in later seasons.

Catherine Black

Played by: Megan Gallagher
Frank’s devoted wife, whose social work job sometimes overlaps his own job.
  • Closer to Earth
  • Fiery Redhead: Sometimes. Fiery auburn if you prefer.
  • The Lost Lenore: She dies in a Group-engineered viral attack at the end of season 2 and her death haunts Frank for the rest of the series.
  • The Shrink: Actually a clinical social worker, but the gist of scenes focusing on her work is much the same.
  • Unfazed Everywoman: Has clearly learned to accept her husband's mysterious gift, as well as his often horrific cases.

Jordan Black

Played by: Brittany Tiplady
Frank and Catherine's adorable daughter, gifted in her own right.

     The Millennium Group 

Peter Watts

Played by: Terry O'Quinn
Frank's recruiter and handler (Patron) within the Group. The two have been close friends, icy enemies, and everything in between.

Lara Means

Played by: Kristen Cloke
A young Group candidate who works with Frank through much of season 2.

Brian Roedecker

Played by: Allan Zinyk
A computer expert employed by the Group, he works closely with Frank for a while after Catherine's kidnapping.

The Old Man

Played by: R.G. Armstrong
The wise spiritual leader of the Millennium Group. He provided Frank (and presumably Lara) with training to help understand their gift, and was eventually revealed to be the one who recruited Peter into the Group.

Cheryl Andrews

Played by: C.C.H. Pounder

A member of the Millennium Group and a doctor who sometimes helps Frank.


Played By: Judith Maxie

     Law Enforcement 

Lieutenant Bob Bletcher

Played by: Bill Smitrovich
A police veteran and head of Seattle's homicide division, he's also an old friend and confidant of Frank's.

Detective Bob Giebelhouse

Played by: Stephen James Lang
A detective on the Seattle police force, "Giebs" is a loyal subordinate of Bletcher's and initially skeptical of Frank's work.

Special Agent Emma Hollis

Played by: Klea Scott
A young FBI agent who seeks Frank out when he's consulting for the Bureau, becoming his protege and de facto partner.

Special Agent Barry Baldwin

Played by: Peter Outerbridge
The lead investigator for the FBI's Critical Incident Response Team, Barry was Emma's partner before she was partnered with Frank, who he routinely clashes with.

Assistant Director Andy McClaren

Played by: Stephen E. Miller
One of Frank's old FBI colleagues, Andy brings Frank onto the CIRT as a consultant.
  • Da Chief: Assistant Director of the Critical Incident Response Team.
  • Pet the Dog: Rehires Frank mainly so he can have free psychotherapy after the events of season 2.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Although his early appearances tried to paint him as an Obstructive Bureaucrat, Andy actually is right to call Frank out on his Captain Ahab-like obsession with the Millennium Group.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Frank and Andy go way back, but he was never seen or mentioned in either of the first two seasons.
  • Retirony: A unique case, in that he's not the one who dies. The Millennium Group kill his heir apparent, so their mole can replace Andy when he retires.

Doug Scaife

Played by: Trevor White
An FBI lab tech that specializes in electronic enhancements, Scaife ultimately fills the role Roedecker filled in season 2.

Richard Gilbert

Played by: Glenn Morshower
A retired FBI agent who offers Frank a position in a private security firm, The Trust. Things go downhill from there.
  • Cloak & Dagger: Secretly does surveillance work on the Millennium Group when Lara Means goes missing. He does not like what he finds.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Richard dies in a brutal car accident that, given the writers involved, could have been a Call-Forward to Final Destination.
  • He Knows Too Much: Averted. Although Frank is convinced that Richard was assassinated, we find out it really was a car accident.
    Agent Dixon: Death is never convenient. Sometimes it's just as simple as "our time is up".
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Despite his only appearing in the two-part season 2 finale, Richard's death is the final catalyst that turns Frank against the Millennium Group, and is also what prompts Andy McClaren to reestablish contact with Frank.

     Legion & Other Adversaries 


Played by: Multiple, see below.
An amorphous force of Hell on Earth, described in universe as "the base sum of all evil." Legion is the closest thing the series had to a Big Bad or Arch-Enemy. It spends much of the first two seasons trying to get Frank to leave the Millennium Group.

General Tropes

  • Amoral Attorney: As his second most famous incarnation: Alistair Pepper.
  • As Long as There is Evil: Being killed means it simply returns in another form.
    Pepper: I can wait, Frank. Your situation may not allow you that luxury.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Succeeds in turning Frank against the Group and driving Lara insane, and by the end of season 3 it's implied that it may have corrupted the Group well before Frank left.
  • Calling Card: The signature "Phaestos".
  • The Cameo: Lara hallucinates Legion's One Winged Angel form during her Disney Acid Sequence in the season 2 finale.
  • Hero Killer: Murdered Bletcher and Mike Atkins, the man most responsible for recruiting Frank into the Millennium Group.
  • I Have Many Names: Ricardo Clennet, The Judge, Lucy Butler, Al Pepper, Danielle Barbakow, Clear Knight, Lucas Sheldon, and Del Boxer to name a few.
  • One-Winged Angel: It's Gehenna Devil form. Subverted in that nobody fights this form (unless you count Lara's hallucination), it mainly serves as a Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant.
  • Satan: At least that's the implication.
  • Shapeshifters Do It for a Change: Can change sex when it suits it's purposes. Species, too.
  • We Can Rule Together: Seems to be its angle by trying to get Frank to leave the Millennium Group. But given the Old Man commenting that Frank, Lara, and himself were all that was left of the Group, it seems more likely that the Group itself was the real prize, and it could corrupt them more easily if Frank was forced out.

Lucy Butler

Played by: Sarah-Jane Redmond
The primary face of Legion. Frequently plays the seductress.

Polaroid Man

Played by: Doug Hutchison
A mysterious figure who stalked Catherine and sent Polaroid photographs of her to Frank, triggering his Heroic BSoD.

The Judge

Played By: Marshall Bell

A vigilante Serial Killer.


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