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The Precogs


Agatha Lively

Played By: Samantha Morton (film), Laura Regan (series)

The lead precognitive ("precog"), who has the most powerful psychic abilities of the three.

  • Break the Cutie: Endures traumatic experiences her whole life, including witnessing her own mother's murder.
  • Meaningful Name: Both of them!
    • She's named after celebrated novelist Agatha Christie, who wrote mysteries about twisted plots and conspiracies, but wasn't very focused on the people or the specific details. See Personality Powers.
    • Her last name, revealed to be Lively as she turns out to be the daughter of Anne Lively, may ironically refer to the nature of her function in Precrime: continually seeing people killed in gruesome ways and constantly kept somewhat sedated thus being "neither dead nor alive".
  • The Other Darrin: In the TV series she's played by Laura Regan.
  • Personality Powers: Agatha has an oracular aloofness, and is distant even from her fellow Precogs. In turn, her powers have incredible scope and reach, but often miss elements others would find important.
    Wally the Caretaker: Agatha becomes the person whose future she predicts. She feels what the victim feels. It's like she leaves herself.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: Without her, the 6-year Precrime experiment wouldn't have existed. The people of DC can live in peace knowing that Precrime will keep them safe from any murders that are about to go down...but only at the cost of keeping her and the twins constantly sedated and continually seeing human nature at it's worst on a daily basis.
  • Properly Paranoid: Dash thinks she's overreacting when she tells him that his working with Vega is dangerous, but she has visions to back her own fears up. She doesn't tell him because she doesn't want to scare him about the possibility that they will be recaptured and Precrime reinstated.



Played By: Michael Dickman (film), Nick Zano (series)

One of twin Precogs who, along with Agatha and Arthur, form a hive-minded psychic link to see future murders. Between the events of the movie and the series, Arthur grew dissatisfied with being locked away from society and returned to DC. When Dash next meets him he's become arrogant and rich through his abilities.

  • Always Identical Twins: In the film. In the series, however, it's retconned to fraternal.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Arthur is much more at ease with the world than Dash, and is better prepared with a quip than his younger twin.
  • Meaningful Name: Named after iconic mystery writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes), who wrote mysteries based on logic and deduction. See Personality Powers.
  • Mundane Utility: Not exactly "mundane", as he's used his visions to steal the identities of rich people about to die and clean out their accounts, allowing him to live in a penthouse suite. Still, it's a leap from preventing murders like he used to.
  • Personality Powers: Arthur's powers give him precise details about people - names, precise times of death, passwords, etc. - but no real sense of who they are as people. He is somewhat sociopathic, seeing people only as names and numbers and how he can enrich himself by manipulating them.
    Wally the Caretaker: Arthur’s mind is an antenna, pulling in names, facts, information. Made him one manipulative little kid.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: They were placed in the Precrime division at a young age.
  • Power Perversion Potential: Arthur used his abilities to get rich and take advantage of people - and implies that this includes showing off to seduce women.



Played By: Matthew Dickman (film), Stark Sands (series)

One of twin Precogs who, along with Agatha and Arthur, form a hive-minded psychic link to see future murders. After his release he was still troubled by the murders he saw, and returned to DC in order to try and solve them. He comes up short until he teams up with Detective Lara Vega.

  • Always Identical Twins: In the film. In the series, however, it's retconned to fraternal.
  • Ascended Extra: Dashiell becomes one of the lead characters in the Minority Report TV series.
  • Meaningful Name: Named after iconic mystery writer Dashiell Hammett (Sam Spade), who wrote some of the first human-focused mysteries. See Personality Powers.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: For the other two Precogs, Precrime was just a drugged sleep full of admittedly disturbing images. For him, it was torture on a level even his fellow Precogs are unable to understand, as he was constantly assailed by the emotional trauma of the murder victims. He thus has a rock bottom-view of human nature, but also feels obsessively driven to prevent the murders he predicts.
  • No Social Skills: Dash has only come into the public world in the past few weeks - and the fact that he was imprisoned for most of his life and never saw anything but murder certainly doesn't help matters.
  • Personality Powers: Dash's powers focus on the emotional impact of death, connections between people, and the things they value. He's thus the most emotionally traumatized by his time in Precrime, but also the most driven to act on his visions; simultaneously having the most cynical view of human nature and the most idealistically driven member of the three Precogs, if not the entire cast period.
    Wally the Caretaker: Dash sees the horror.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: He was placed in the Precrime division at a young age.
  • The Runt at the End: Dash is the youngest and "weakest" of the precogs. His name even starts with a different letter. When they were in the temple, Agatha would get the clearest image and Arthur would get the names while Dash's visions would be used to fill in the gaps (it's later revealed that Dash would feel the emotional trauma but that it was never a metric that could be meaningfully used). Now that Dash is trying to operate alone, the limitations of his abilities makes trying to stop murders all the more difficult.


     Detective Lara Vega 

Detective Lara Vega

Played By: Meagan Good

A detective at the DCPD, she teams Dash after he tries to tip her off. Tracking him down and discovering his power, she decides that she's tired of cleaning up messes and wants to save lives.

  • Awesome by Analysis: She's able to deduce by the debris and evidence exactly how the fight went down, and pick up on little things. She does have help from 2065 technology which points out exact trajectories and can extrapolate the events she describes, but it takes her human instinct to ask the right questions.
  • Fair Cop: She's played by Meagan Good.
  • Name's the Same: She shares her first name with Anderton's ex-wife in the film.



Played By: Li Jun Li

A CSI at the DCPD, as well as Lara's best friend and confidante.

  • Asian and Nerdy: While not a stereotypical nerd, she's the one who runs lab results and helps Lara with the crime scene details that can't be determined through simple observation.
  • Facial Markings: Metallic panels surround her left eye, though any purpose beyond fashion is as yet unknown.
    • According to Wally, they're to foil the facial recognition technology.

Other Characters

     Peter van Eyck 

Peter van Eyck

Played By: Andrew Stewart-Jones

A former football hero and current candidate for mayor of DC, van Eyck wants to implement his new H.A.W.K.E.Y.E. system to reduce crime rates.


Norbert "Wally" Wallace

Played By: Daniel London

The precogs’ caretaker during their years in the milk bath who has joined forces with them, and helps "map" Dash's predictions.

    Henry Blomfeld 

Henry Blomfeld

Played By: Reed Diamond

The Deputy Director of the DIA, who wants to use the precogs to predict terrorist attacks.

  • Character Death: Walt murders him in the series finale by drowning him in the Precog bath.

    Lionel Gray 

Dr. Lionel Gray

Played By: Christopher Heyerdahl

A genius geneticist campaigning for the approval of Steven’s Law.


    Bridege Kane 

Bridege Kane

Played By: Steven Williams

An ex-general who became a defense contractor who funds Blomfeld’s hunt for the Precogs.


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