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    Elliot 
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    Mr. Robot 
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    Darlene 

Darlene Alderson

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"I'm a menace to society!"
Played by: Carly Chaikin

"Even your stupid hoodie can't protect you, bitch!"

Fsociety's lieutenant, and coder of the Five/Nine hack. Darlene's flippant nature puts her and Elliot at odds, but soon, the two find common ground with each other as they fight to save the world from debt. Elliot soon learns however that he and Darlene share more than a common goal: she is his sister.


  • Abusive Parents: Shares them with Elliot.
  • Batter Up!: Takes a baseball bat to Cisco's face after looking through his computer and finding evidence of betrayal.
  • Big Brother Worship: Downplayed, but it's there. Darlene says that Elliot is the best person she knows, and gives him total credit for pulling off everything it takes to take down Steel Mountain and change the world.
  • Boss's Unfavorite Employee: She is treated like a literal dartboard by the Dark Army and most of them vote to execute her.
  • Broken Bird: Especially after Cisco's death.
    • In Season 4 she gets way worse after Angela is executed by the Dark Army. She spends her days consuming copious amounts of cocaine, booze and pills she doesn't even care to know the name of. Elliot decides to withhold the photo of Angela’s corpse from her, fearing it would break her even more. This leads to Darlene futilely holding out hope that Angela is still alive in spite of it all, even claiming to have seen her.
  • Butt-Monkey: Downplayed. In Seasons 3 and 4 when she ends up being the Dark Army's personal plaything, often ending up with guns pointed at her any time she’s around any of them.
  • The Casanova: Gender Inverted. She is a Rare Female Example of this trope.
  • Commitment Issues: Darlene is furious and put off when her boyfriend proposes to her, and decides to "disappear" for a few days afterwards.
  • Cool Shades: Has several pairs of these.
  • Damsel in Distress: In her backstory. When she was a young child, she was kidnapped from a theme park by a strange woman and taken to the woman's home. In an interesting take on this, Darlene didn't actually mind being kidnapped; when recounting the story to Cisco, she claims that the woman was the first adult to treat her like she mattered, and admits to often wondering what her life would be like if the police hadn't rescued her the next day.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "succ3ss0r.p12" has Darlene, Trenton and Mobley as its focus. Elliot doesn't show up at all.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Bitter sarcasm makes up a significant portion of her dialogue.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Went through one in Season 4 after Angela's death.
  • Determinator: When she wants to do something, it will happen. It doesn't matter if you're her colleague, her significant other, her Dark Army contact, or her childhood friend. Darlene does not give up.
  • Deuteragonist: Season two pushes her to the forefront along with Elliot and Angela.
  • Final Girl: The only major female character to survive from the pilot until the end of the series, and the only major character overall other than Elliot & Mr. Robot to do this.
  • Heroic BSoD: Goes through one for the majority of season 3 after the diner shooting.
    • Gets even worse after Angela is killed by the Dark Army in season 4, even going so far as to live in her abandoned apartment.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: She starts to slip into this as Season 2 progresses, notably in "succ3ss0r.p12" where she murders Susan Jacobs and realizes she doesn't feel bad about it at all. After Cisco gets killed, she tries to atone for her actions (and protect herself) by snitching for the FBI and helping her brother stop Stage 2.
  • Honey Trap: To get into the FBI's Sentinel, she goes with Dom to the latter's apartment after getting her drunk and has sex with her. Unfortunately, Dom is wise to her trick and catches her trying to steal her ID.
  • Honor Thy Abuser: Still mourns Angela’s death despite the fact that Angela had grown psychologically and emotionally abusive towards her brother Elliot. Downplayed, as it’s made clear to both herself and to Elliot that Angela was brainwashed by Whiterose.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: She confesses to Cisco that she never felt special or important in her life. Part of her reason for taking part in the 5/9 hack was to finally feel like she mattered.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Darlene is abrasive, aggressive, sarcastic, and increasingly ruthless, but she's still a good person at heart.
  • Karma Houdini: She kills the Amoral Attorney who helped E Corp escape justice for causing her father’s death... and completely gets away with it. She manages to keep it a secret from Elliot until season 4.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: Darlene does want to seek justice, but she's certainly on the darker end of the moral scale.
  • Ladykiller in Love: Implied. Despite being shown to have had many previous sex partners, she was shown to be genuinely in love with Cisco and possibly Dom.
  • Light Feminine Dark Feminine: The dark to Angela's light.
  • The Lost Lenore: Cisco and later, Angela become this for her.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Darlene's initial appearances are filled with overtones of this, as we see her take a sudden sharp interest in Elliott, asking him questions then insulting him, showing up at his apartment unannounced, and so on. All of this is subverted when it all turns out to be just normal bratty kid sister behavior.
  • The Mole: She's become an informant for Dom and the FBI after Cisco's murder.
  • Morality Pet: Both Elliot and Dom serve as this for her. Her being this to The Mastermind ends up being one of the reasons the original Elliot is able to finally escape his utopian prison.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Quite a bit of her scenes involve her being naked, half-dressed, or otherwise showing skin. She even uses this to her advantage when seducing Dom.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: To Elliot. Darlene comes into his house unannounced, uses his shower, borrows his clothing, and gives him Too Much Information about her personal life. She sees no issue with this behavior. Ultimately explained, however, since Darlene is Elliot's sister and he's just forgotten her existence.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red Oni to Elliot's Blue Oni.
  • Show Some Leg: She distracts police officers using this tactic.
  • Stun Guns: She uses one to short out Susan Jacobs' pacemaker, killing her.
  • Surprise Incest: Not to her, but to Elliot and the audience. He kisses her, having forgotten she's his sister.
  • They Really Do Love Each Other: Despite her turbulent relationship with Cisco, her last scene with him has her showing genuine affection and laughing as they eat together. She later confesses to Dom that he was "probably the love of my life."
  • Thicker Than Water: She breaks Fsociety's rules about no electronic contact to exchange numbers with Elliot for this reason.
  • Wham Line: Delivers one to Elliot in the first season, when it's revealed that she's his sister.
    "Did you forget again? Did you forget who I am?"
  • You Are in Command Now: Following the 5/9 hack and Elliot's temporary imprisonment, she takes up leadership of Fsociety. With the original group dissolved and Mr. Robot focusing on working with the Dark Army, she secretly abandons this position and becomes an FBI informant.

    Angela 

Angela Moss

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"I have an idea that will change the world. I know it sounds really stupid, but I know how to do it. I think it could actually work."
Played By: Portia Doubleday

“I have value, and even though you don't see it, they do.”

Elliot's childhood friend who lost her mother to leukemia from the Washington Township toxic waste scandal. Angela becomes a close confidant to Elliot, only for them to drift away as the Five/Nine hack tears the world apart. As Elliot fights with Mr. Robot to undo the damage he has caused, he begins to question just whose side Angela is really on.


  • Ambiguous Allegiance: Season two is rather coy about showing whose side she is really on, and it only gets worse come season three. Here, she actively works against Elliot and manipulates him. Even by the finale, it is still unclear whether she "wants retribution" against the Dark Army just for herself or for everyone Whiterose has harmed. It's later shown at the start of Season 4 that she indeed wanted retribution against the Dark Army presumably for herself only for them to kill her after they found out about it.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Despite having dated men, she does enjoy a rather searing kiss with Shayla.
  • Bastard Girlfriend: She became this towards Elliot in Season 3.
  • Berserk Button: Getting disrespected and undermined. Also being rightfully called out on her morally ambiguous actions that she sees as doing the right thing. Elliot and Darlene learn this the hard way.
  • Bifauxnen: Especially in later seasons.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: With Whiterose, Mr.Robot, Tyrell and the Dark Army in Season 3.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Shot in the head by Dark Army goons after Price gets her on a hidden wire admitting her desire to fight Whiterose.
  • Break the Haughty: Happens to her midway through Season 3. After spending the first half as an arrogant, cold and borderline sociopathic person who psychologically and emotionally abused Elliot for Stage 2, she finds out that he was right when he said that people would die because of it, which finally happens. This causes her to have a mental breakdown where she delusionally tries to bring them back by rewinding the telecast.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of the underdog female protagonist who tries to fight against all the odds to climb up to the top. She starts off the series as a meek unassuming woman who is constantly looked down upon by other people and wants to take down a conglomerate to get justice for her mother's death. She later ends up working in the same company and rises to the top, but ends up making questionable decisions and even gets worse after joining the Dark Army and being brainwashed by Whiterose. Angela becomes more powerful and starts to treat the people she loves like crap, especially Elliot. She sees herself as a hero doing all of this, but in reality, she has become just like the people she has been fighting against.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Approaches it a few times whenever it looks like her goals are going to be rendered pointless, but fully crosses it after assisting the Dark Army in Stage 2, only for thousands of people to die because of it. In her despair, she latches onto the delusion that she can bring everyone back by rewinding the news reports, and is clearly shown to be a shell of her former self. She doesn't get out of this and eventually gets killed.
  • Deuteragonist: In Season One, she's the only other character with a consistent story arc running parallel to Elliot's. Darlene usurps the position in the second season, but Angela is still a major focus.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: In Season 3.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Invoked by a salesman as she's buying new shoes after getting blood on them from the EVP's public suicide, who says that's "really cold". Her response? "I don't know who you think you're talking to, but I'll try the Pradas next."
  • Domestic Abuse: After her Face–Heel Turn, she began a constant gaslighting campaign against Elliot in order to bring out Mr. Robot so they could complete Stage 2. After he found out about her plans and called her out for it, she called him a hypocrite and guilted him by openly mocking the sorry state of his mental health.
  • Driven to Suicide: Implied. When she realizes that she’s going to be executed by the Dark Army, she lets herself get killed instead of begging for her life.
  • Dumb Blonde: Averted, much to the chagrin of Terry Colby. However, she does decide to get revenge on the Dark Army and says so right in front of her father Price who is affiliated with them and Whiterose. Naturally they find out about it and kill her instantly.
  • Evil Is Petty: After Elliot finds out about what Angela did to him, she starts to blame him for Stage 2 and mock his mental health, just to spite him.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Dips into a Hazy Feel Turn when she joins E Corp, only to enter it full swing by the second season finale when Whiterose enlists her. In the third season, she has discovered the nature of Elliot and Mr. Robot, and actively awakens and works with the latter to restart the Dark Army's plan.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her desire for power, revenge and agency. Angela wanted to get justice for her mother's death and was constantly looked down on by everyone. She didn't even like it when her allies tried to help her, especially Elliot during the All Safe meeting. Whiterose uses those attributes to manipulate her into believing she could get her mom back, which turns her into a sociopathic business woman who is willing to hurt anyone who gets in her way— including gaslighting and attempting to get rid of Elliot altogether just so she could complete Stage 2. She even begins to cut her loved ones out of her life in service to her desire for agency. Ultimately, her desire to be her own acting force ends up being her undoing as it results in her being killed by the Dark Army for betraying them.
  • Foil: To Elliot. Both lost their families at the hands of the Washington Township leak and both wanted to get justice for their deaths. The only difference is that while Elliot had his limits and genuinely wanted to help others, Angela ended up letting herself get corrupted over time after she joined E Corp and as a result, grew distant from her family and friends and began mistreating them in the worst ways, especially Elliot.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: From a youthful, helpful, but strong woman who wanted to get justice for her mother's death to a cold, borderline sociopathic Corrupt Corporate Executive who is willing to betray anyone to get what she wants.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: After finding out that Elliot and Darlene were behind the creation of fsociety, she ends up getting jealous of their intelligence and talents and feels like she is undermined by them.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Elliot says she's "one of the good ones." At least she was.
    • Increasingly subverted over Seasons 2 and 3, as her time at E Corp and working for the Dark Army makes her a lot more morally ambiguous and eventually turns her into a cold, borderline sociopath.
  • He Knows Too Much: She drugs and kidnaps Elliot after he wakes up in the Dark Army safehouse and sees her working with Tyrell. After that point, she becomes intent on keeping Mr. Robot fronting for as long as possible to minimize any damage Elliot might cause.
  • Hypocrite: In 'Stage 3', after seeing Leon in his apartment, she accuses Elliot of tricking her into telling him about Whiterose's plan when she herself was the one who was manipulating him for the majority of Season 3.
  • Ignored Epiphany: At the end of "Runtime Error" she realises that she is complicit in the Dark Army killing thousands of innocents, but unfortunately in "Kill Process", she ends up blaming everything on Elliot and Darlene and making herself the victim when in reality she gaslit Elliot and forcibly involved him in this and Darlene had no association with it in any way.
    • Happens again at the beginning of Season 4 when it looks like she is about to realise her error of ways and head towards redemption, but she ends up falling back to her old patterns as she declares to Price that she is going to expose Whiterose and her project, which leads to her execution.
  • Kick the Dog: Her treatment of Elliot throughout season 3 is definitely this.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: She calls out Terry Colby for his incompetence and his involvement in the Washington Township Leak.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: She spent the majority of season 3 manipulating and gaslighting Elliot for Stage 2. But after Stage 2 becomes successful, she herself ends up having a mental breakdown as a result and goes through Sanity Slippage in subsequent episodes. She's later killed by the Dark Army after they find out that she wants revenge on Whiterose.
  • Lonely at the Top: She ends up alienating her friends after joining E Corp and later cuts them off after joining the Dark Army.
  • Mask of Sanity: After being brainwashed by Whiterose, she puts this on whenever she is around Elliot or anyone else. But when she is with the Dark Army, she takes it off to reveal her cold sociopathic side,
  • Meaningful Name: Her name echoes her angelic nature, or at least the angelic view Elliot has of her. As the series progresses, this angelic meaning becomes less and less true until it straight up becomes an Ironic Name.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Though she tries to get revenge on E Corp, she ends up taking out her anger on Elliot and Darlene simply because she wasn't included in their plan and treats Elliot like crap out of spite.
  • More Than Mind Control: What Whiterose puts her through in “eps2.9pyth0n-pt1.p7z“ is all but confirmed to be this.
  • Motive Rant: Delivers a chilling one regarding her Face–Heel Turn at the end of the third season premiere.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: At the end of "Runtime Error", she realizes that she's just helped people who have no intention of preserving the lives of the people in the recovery building, and that her actions have enabled a real terrorist attack. Continues into "Kill Process" and the subsequent episodes, where she starts undergoing full-on Sanity Slippage. She doesn't get out of it and eventually gets killed.
  • Narcissist: Whiterose's influence causes her to become this. She ends up hurting her loved ones without remorse.
  • Never My Fault: After Whiterose's brainwashing, Angela begins to manipulate and control Elliot, and when he realizes what she did to him, she turns it around and blames him and Darlene for her anger and betrayal.
  • Only Friend: Seems to have been this to Elliot, up until their goals diverged.
  • Only Sane Man: Even after getting brainwashed by Whiterose, she still perceived herself as this, believing that everyone else around her, including Elliot and Darlene, were acting crazy and she was the only one who was rational. Unfortunately, that was far from the truth.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: An in-universe one. The stress of her day results in her briefly becoming a Rich Bitch in a shoe-store. This, despite her new E Corp job, being poor as hell and an otherwise Nice Girl.
  • Protagonist Journeyto Villain: Her arc throughout the series can be boiled down to this.
  • Sanity Slippage: She totally snaps once she realizes the true nature of Stage 2 and her part in the deaths of thousands of people, spending an entire afternoon trying to rationalize that the people who died are okay by rewinding the TV recordings of the E Corp facilities blowing up.. She seemed to be recovering after her talk with Phillip Price, her father, who advised her to accept what she had done and live with it. This potential recovery was put to a swift end when the Dark Army found out about her declaration of revenge against Whiterose through a wire placed on a pleading Price, leading to her execution via bullet to the head.
  • Shadow Archetype: After her Face–Heel Turn, she became one for Elliot. Both of them had lost their parents due to E Corp's negligence and wanted to bring them to justice. But while Elliot realised his mistakes and tried to improve himself, Angela became even more corrupt and worked with the Dark Army to complete Stage 2, even going as far as betraying Elliot and hurting others. And when all of that failed, she decided to seek revenge on Whiterose which lead directly to her death.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass:
    • Downplayed in season 2, when she gets used to working in E Corp and grows more confident and tough towards others and grows distant from most of her friends.
    • Taken Up to Eleven in season 3 when Whiterose's brainwashing makes her outright cruel to the point where she remorselessly abuses Elliot and works with Mr. Robot and Tyrell to complete Stage 2. When she gets caught, she blames Elliot and Darlene for her betrayal and remains unapologetic about it.
  • Troubled Abuser: After spending years trying to get justice for her mother's death, she critically mistreats Elliot in season 3 because of a belief Whiterose instilled in her that she would get her mom back.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: From Season 2 to her death in Season 4, Elliot was one to her.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: Between her & Elliot. It never gets resolved.
  • Unwanted Assistance: When Elliot tries to bail her out in front of Colby, she chastises him and begs him to let her lose on her own next time.
  • Villain Protagonist: Goes down this path in Season 3, as she works with Mr. Robot and the Dark Army for the sake of revenge. She undergoes a Villainous Breakdown once she realizes her actions killed thousands, and is reduced to a virtually powerless paranoiac by the time martial law is imposed. Price's revelation and pep talk in the season 3 finale looked like it might’ve set her back on track, but It doesn't, as she decides to go after Whiterose only to be killed because she was listening to their entire conversation (by planting a wire on Price).
  • We Used to Be Friends: After joining the Dark Army, she grows more and more estranged from Elliot and Darlene and later has a falling out with both of them over her betrayal and eventually disowns them.
  • What an Idiot!: While it could be justified by not being in the right state of mind, she still stupidly decided to get revenge on Whiterose and the Dark Army, (despite them being a large, dreaded criminal syndicate filled with hackers, terrorists and mercenaries,) after all the horrible things she did for them amounted to nothing. Not to mention that she said it openly in front of Price, (who is is desperately begging her not to do so, is revealed to be her father, and is affiliated with their leader Whiterose, something that Angela most likely knew about,) at an isolated and open location with no cover whatsoever. Naturally they find out about it and kill her on the spot. Did she really think they would let that slide?
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Elliot and Darlene give her this when they find out that she was responsible for facilitating the success of Stage 2 and exploiting the former's mental illnesses. Sadly, Angela was having none of it and it backfired. For a while at least.

    Tyrell 

Tyrell Wellick

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"Unfortunately, we're all human. Except me, of course."
Played by: Martin Wallström

"Power belongs to the people that take it. Nothing to do with their hard work, strong ambitions, or rightful qualifications. No... the actual will to take is often the only things that's necessary."

One of E Corp's top employees. Boasting nefarious career ambitions and a cumbersome ego, Tyrell Wellick seeks power through his promotion to Chief Technology Officer of the conglomerate, by any means necessary. However, when fsociety begins their campaign against E Corp, Tyrell becomes wrapped up in the hacker conspiracy, and eventually sees a new opportunity for glory in their revolution. Believing Elliot to be a "god", Tyrell becomes obsessed with him, and volunteers to help further the cause, unaware of Mr. Robot's machinations and the Dark Army's agenda.


  • A Day in the Limelight: "Legacy" focuses entirely on him, finally revealing his activities from "Zero Day" up until "Python".
  • A God Am I: He believes the 5/9 hack essentially made him and Mr. Robot into this. The news of his wife's murder and the unimportance of the CTO position he's strived for knocks this delusion out of him.
    Tyrell: I think about you a lot, Elliot. I think about that night when we became gods.
  • Agonizing Stomach Wound: How he dies.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: After taking a bullet for Elliot, Tyrell dies repentant and alone in the middle of the woods, with only a picture of his lost family to comfort him as he bleeds out.
  • All for Nothing: After three seasons of endless humiliation and failed schemes, he finally gets cleared of all previous charges and is promoted to CTO like he always wanted — only to find out that the position is utterly worthless from an embittered Price, meaning he started getting involved in the conflict that would ultimately ruin his life for the sake of a symbolic title. In season 4, Tyrell is still CTO and is seen as a hero as he is regarded as a driving factor in the economic situation getting better. But despite having so much power and appreciation thrown at him, he's only left more bored than ever. And even that's short-lived when he gets shot in the stomach and decides to die in the woods alone.
  • Always Someone Better: The reason Tyrell was passed up for the (official) decision of CTO.
  • Ax-Crazy: Tyrell is very impulsive and emotional: he pays a homeless man to let him use him as a punching bag, and kills his business rival's wife during spontaneous sex. His Sanity Slippage only gets worse from there.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: While at first he's made out to be the main threat, it grows ever clearer that Tyrell is in over his head and undergoing a steady mental breakdown. Once his plan to become CTO fails miserably and he gets fired from his job altogether, the real threats begin to expose themselves while he's stuck floundering for something to do. Even when he starts working for Mr. Robot and the Dark Army, he's not that much of a problem. By the time of season 4, he's not very antagonistic anymore, and merely a depressed man in a powerful position.
  • Break the Haughty: Thanks to a villainous example of a Trauma Conga Line throughout the first season. As if being passed for the promotion he'd been working on wasn't bad enough, he kills his rival's wife on an impulse by accident, bringing stress and suspicion to him and his wife enough to have her tell him flat out she wants to leave him now that the baby has arrived, then he gets fired from his job as SVP at E Corp. Those weren’t a good few weeks to be Mr. Wellick
  • Butt-Monkey: No matter which side he's playing for, it rarely goes well for Tyrell for very long.
  • Defector from Decadence: He turned against E Corp on the night of the hack and joined the Dark Army with Mr. Robot. Season 3 reveals that this was not quite of his own volition.
  • The Dragon: He's become Mr. Robot's right-hand man come Season 3, serving directly under him in the Dark Army. He goes through a brief Dragon Ascendant phase after Robot becomes a Broken Pedestal to him, but his wife's death, the shattering of his faith in the Dark Army, and Price's Breaking Speech push him back to Robot's side by season's end.
  • The Dying Walk: In "404 Not Found", after he takes a bullet meant for Elliot while the two of them are searching for their stolen Dark Army van in the woods. He can't go to a hospital, as the Dark Army will be looking for him and it will put his son in danger. Elliot tells Tyrell that he can't just leave him to die, to which Tyrell responds that he's "just going for a walk", and staggers off into the woods to die alone.
  • Enemy Mine: Joins up with fsociety, who were previously antagonists to him, to achieve his goals.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He's a ruthless Psychopathic Manchild, sure, but Tyrell genuinely adores his wife and their son, and looks absolutely broken when Joanna says she wants to leave him. He also shows a lot of affection for Mr. Robot/Elliot in Season 2, and is extremely distressed when he has to shoot him. He starts crying on the phone when he talks to Angela and tells her that he loves him. Unfortunately for him, Elliot becomes a Broken Pedestal for him and he finds out his wife is dead, reducing him to a sobbing, screaming fit.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Fires three of his subordinates for their casual homophobia in his presence. Admittedly this is because of his own sleeping with men, but also because he won't stand for people deriding MSMs around him.
  • Expy: He's basically a tech savvy Patrick Bateman.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Acts like a friendly and personable executive who cares about the lower employees and never forgets his roots. This is all a ruse to hide the Ax-Crazy psychopath that lurks beneath his Mask of Sanity. By the end of Season 2 though, he's lost the Faux part and has become genuinely Affably Evil, at least toward Elliot.
  • The Ghost: Throughout the second season, when he's missing and implicitly pulling strings from the shadows. This finally ends in "Python," and what he was doing during that time is depicted in "Legacy."
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Once he and Elliot make peace and team up to take down the Dark Army, Tyrell is shot in the stomach by a DA soldier when he saves Elliot, causing him to succumb to his wound.
  • Heel Realization: He tells Elliot that he doesn't feel guilty for strangling Knowles's wife because it gave him a thrill of power over his victim.
  • Hollywood Hacking: Averted with enthusiasm. Tyrell's hacking of server 30 is pretty dead on, and any hacks he's shown pulling off later are as accurate as the rest on the show.
  • Honey Trap: Tyrell's preferred method of manipulation, showing himself being both willing to seduce a man so he can hack his cellphone and his rival's wife with the intention of sabotaging his rival's career.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: Tyrell worships Mr. Robot, not realizing that Elliot suffers from dissociative identity disorder and that Mr. Robot and Elliot are two distinct alters. After learning this, Tyrell's exalted opinion of him sours greatly.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Ultimately subverted. He sees himself as a master of manipulation and he does pull off a few victories, but his obsession with being in control leads to numerous mistakes and, eventually, causes him to accidentally murder the woman he was manipulating. When he manages to get involved in much bigger schemes, he's little more than a pawn, easily swayed from one side to another by people more powerful and competent than himself.
  • No, You: All he can manage to respond with to Mr. Robot's claims he's become a puppet for the Dark Army is "No puppet, no puppet! You're the puppet!"
  • Psychopathic Manchild: In addition to being Ax-Crazy, Tyrell throws tantrums when he doesn't get something he wants. When his Undying Loyalty to Mr. Robot shatters, he childishly trashes the safehouse in front of Angela and demands that Elliot be immediately removed from the project. Robot even calls him out on this after deserting the Dark Army.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: A variant. While not explicitly clueless, most businessmen in E Corp are presented as technologically illiterate and otherwise unaware. Tyrell knows more than he lets on (even for the interim CTO), and uses this public persona to his advantage.
  • Pragmatic Pansexuality: It is unknown if he is genuinely bisexual, but regardless, he shows no issue with sleeping with both men and women to climb his way to the top and get information.
  • Sanity Slippage: As crazy as he already was, he got even worse by the Season 2 finale, talking about how the new strike against E Corp would make Mr. Robot and himself gods, and crying as he stops Elliot's interference with a shot to the stomach. A flashback in Season 3 reveals that this was due to Irving's manipulation causing Mr. Robot's gun to jam when he tried to shoot him, convincing him that they had become gods, followed by months of near isolation while he was in hiding.
  • The Scapegoat: The 5/9 hack and all ensuing carnage since was pinned on him, and everyone in power was happy with this. When he's set up to be caught in the aftermath of Stage 2, though, Irving has it arranged so that his hideout looks like the prison cell of a tortured, unwilling hostage. He's then able to point the finger at Trenton and Mobley, framing them for his crimes.
  • Sleeping Their Way to the Top: Tyrell Wellick manipulates and seduces both men and women to try to become CTO of E Corp, such as when he slept with a male secretary to steal information about his rivals.
  • Smug Snake: Believes himself to be the Big Bad of E Corp and a Magnificent Bastard who is able to outsmart everyone around him. He's actually excessively overconfident and arrogant and is obviously losing control of both himself and his plan.
  • The Sociopath: Superficial and fake charm, Lack of Empathy for most people, manipulative behavior and general tendency to view humans as objects, violent and erratic personality and appears to have no moral standards whatsoever.
  • Taking the Bullet: In "404 Not Found", Tyrell takes a bullet fired by a Dark Army goon that was meant for Elliot, getting mortally wounded in the process.
  • Tragic Villain: Downplayed for sure. While he's a sociopathic murderer, you gotta feel bad for the guy seeing how miserable his life is despite being extremely wealthy and elitistic. He is constantly being chased by the FBI, so much that he can barely go out. His wife is abusive and arrogant, even more so than himself. He will never see his child again. He is being manipulated by the Dark Army and one of his better friends, Irving, who only sees him as a pawn. Once he becomes the CTO of E Corp, as he always wanted, he realizes that it is utterly useless. Santiago reveals to him extremely coldly that his wife is dead. And then just when he finally decides to fight back against the Dark Army, he's shot in the stomach before solemnly deciding to die alone. Yeah, it's safe to say that his life went downhill and into a total freefall... bigtime.
  • The Unfettered: There are no lengths he won't go to get what he wants.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Zig-zagged, his accent in English is generally American neutral but when he gets emotional it goes to a strange Humphrey Bogart-esque place.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He murders Sharon Knowles.

    Joanna 

Joanna Wellick

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"Do you really want to say no to me?"
Played by: Stephanie Corneliussen

"Hvis du har gjort ham noget, så slår jeg dig ihjel." Translation 

Tyrell's wife, who repeatedly proves herself the more competent of the pair.


  • Asshole Victim: Considering she manipulated men for her own needs and cruelly insulted Scott Knowles after the death of his wife and child (that was caused by her husband) seeing her get shot dead by someone she manipulated is an appropriate and satisfying fate.
  • Back for the Dead: Dies in her second scene of the third season, right after enjoying the fruits of her manipulation against Scott Knowles.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Her moral code, what little she has of one, is utterly alien. When she has the parking attendant killed, she specifically has him paralyzed and set down before he's shot, as she believes murder is only okay if the victim has time to realize why they're being killed.
  • Body Horror: Pops her own amniotic sac with a small fork just so the authorities will pass up on interrogating her husband.
  • Bondage Is Bad: Evil and deeply into extreme BDSM, where she's near-choked by restraints or a knife is run across her skin and she intentionally flinches so that it cuts her a little.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Doesn't really seem too bothered when her husband goes missing. However, the Danish phrase that she says to Elliot shows her true feelings: "If you've done something to him, I'll kill you."
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite being a horrible person who will resort to murder if she has to, Joanna does have some love for her and Tyrell's baby.
  • Fan Disservice: Make no mistake, she IS Ms. Fanservice, but she is also so toxic that she pretty much destroys everything around her. Not even Tyrell was immune to this. Seeing her partially undressed is closer to seeing the light on an Anglerfish than anything you’d actually want to tangle with.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: Speaks Danish at home.
  • Karmic Death: After two seasons spent manipulating men to suit her own ends and playing a critical role in Tyrell's Sanity Slippage, her car gets intercepted by the false lover she tricked into implicating Scott Knowles and getting Tyrell off. When she has her bodyguard brush him off in her usual style, he shoots the car up, killing her.
  • Lack of Empathy: She shows absolutely no sympathy for Scott Knowles, whose wife and unborn child her husband recently murdered.
  • Lady Macbeth: Joanna is well aware of the steps Tyrell is taking to become CTO of E Corp - in fact, she helps him plan it out.
  • Man Behind the Man: It's strongly hinted that she is the brains of Tyrell's operation, and that her influence is what causes Tyrell to become so unstable.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Has an uncanny talent for reading people to determine their motives and manipulate them to further her goals. Tyrell is no exception. This trait is best seen in the Season 2 finale: she intentionally incites Scott Knowles into violence by insulting his dead wife, knowing that he will beat her but not kill her. He calls 911, so that the police know he was the one who hurt her. Joanna then returns home to her boyfriend, who was bartending on the night of Sharon's murder, and convinces him to get revenge on the man who hurt her by lying to the police that he saw Scott come down the stairs after killing Sharon. She implicates the man she hates for giving her false hope and clears her husband of blame in one fell swoop. However, someone she manipulates eventually lashes back and kills her.
  • Ms. Fanservice: A lot of her scenes have her in various states of undress.
  • The Omniscient: Certainly gives off this impression. After Elliot talks to her for just a couple minutes, he already grows paranoid that she is somehow aware of his "imaginary friend".
  • Reality Ensues: Just because you're good at manipulating others doesn't mean that you'll get away scot- and consequence-free. That kicked dog just might come back to bite you.
  • The Sociopath: She has little to no empathy, and is more than willing to screw over other people to further her own goals. Even Scott Knowles ranting at her about how she and her ex-husband destroyed his life and killed his baby gets no other reaction from her than cold insults.
  • Surprisingly Sudden Death: She gets shot rather anticlimactically in the second episode of season 3.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Had a child at 15 whom she gave up for adoption. She never told anyone who "didn't need to know." Even Tyrell was in the dark until after their son was born.
  • The Unfettered: Like husband, like wife.
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    Price 

Phillip Price

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"We all know, a con doesn't work without the confidence."
Played by: Michael Cristofer

"You see, I'm a mercenary. I don't play fair. I play what I want. You deal with a mercenary, then all decorum gets tossed out the window. So you go ahead with your cute threats and your watch beeps. Order will not protect you anymore, my friend. I will rain chaos, even if it hurts me. Because I would rather see you lose than win myself. Oh. That's all the time I have."

The CEO of E Corp.


  • Affably Evil: Price has a genuinely casual attitude, a calm nature and a quick smile. It's easy to forget he's an immoral Corrupt Corporate Executive. In the second episode of the second season, he even gives Angela incriminating evidence against two of the E Corp employees who wronged her.
  • A God Am I: He wants to effectively be seen as one.
    "I intend to leave a legacy, the standard of which was set by God when he created the Earth and man after his own image. Anything less is not worth mentioning."
  • Big Bad Ensemble: One of the main villains of the series, and the only one separate from the Big Bad Duumvirate of Mr. Robot and Whiterose. Or so it seems.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Despite being introduced as a potential Big Bad for the series as the head of E Corp, he doesn't do a lot that's as actively malicious as Mr. Robot or Whiterose, and in fact doesn't directly meet Elliot during Season 2 like the others frequently do. After Stage 2 ruins him and he's revealed to be Whiterose's pawn, he's confirmed to be a full-on Decoy Antagonist and is taken out of the picture before he can ever meet Elliot from a position of power; he does meet Mr. Robot later on, but barely speaks to him in favor of bitterly snarking at Tyrell.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Once again, CEO of E Corp. He's the head of the snake. Although it's the Dark Army that is really the true head.
  • The Corrupter: He slowly becomes one for Angela, luring her onto a dark path. It's Whiterose who drives her to a full Face–Heel Turn though, which doesn't make either of them happy.
  • Decoy Antagonist: Far from the Big Bad he was made out to be, he's revealed in the aftermath of Stage 2 to be nothing more than another pawn of Whiterose — one in a continuous line of puppet CEOs, who gets deposed and will be replaced for failing to do her bidding perfectly.
  • Dies Wide Shut: After Whiterose shoots him to death.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Angela notices he's completely unfazed by his corporation losing 400 billion dollars, a loss that should ruin E Corp and may collapse the world economy altogether. Season 3 reveals that this is because he was in on the plan and knew who the architects were. When E Corp suffers another series of monumental losses ending with Stage 2, he's clearly much more shaken up and angry.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His first interaction with another character in the end of the first season has him offering Angela money and time off after an E Corp staffer shoots himself in front of her, while completely callous and unconcerned for the actual suicide victim.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite being a Corrupt Bureaucrat with quite a God Complex, and for all the manipulations he's pulled, he does care for Angela, his daughter, in his own way which is best shown after her death. He also seems to regret that he was being cruel to the woman he loved in his quest for power. Angela's death drives him to destroy Whiterose.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Calls Whiterose a "sadistic fuck" to her face when she says that the Stage Two bombings were "an opportunity to teach a lesson." And this is coming from a man that allowed a global financial crisis to occur, which also ruined millions of lives. He also lets her have it after she ordered the death of his daughter.
  • Famous Last Words: "Think of it this way, Zhang. You didn't lose the game, you just ran out of time".
  • Hidden Depths: As time goes on, he's slowly revealed to be less of a sociopathic asshole than previously thought, and demonstrates real feelings and things he cares about. He also seems genuinely hurt when Angela denies his invitation to celebrate his secret birthday party, and has to awkwardly excuse himself.
  • Hitler Cam: He has one of these when addressing E Corp's executives.
  • Lack of Empathy: Zig-zagged. In the first season finale, he offers Angela money and time off after she witnesses a gruesome suicide, but shows no concern for and actively speaks ill of the actual suicide victim.
  • Last Episode, New Character: He has a few brief scenes scattered throughout the first season, each revealing a bit more about his personality and importance, but it isn't until the season finale that he becomes a prominent character and starts interacting with the cast.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: In the finale of Season 3, he reveals to Angela that he is her biological father.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Most of his only villainous actions were undertaken in boardrooms and other offices, where he exerted his charisma and will to get his way. Elliot and Mr. Robot rarely even got to see him in person. And he gets deposed by Whiterose just before his first onscreen meeting with Robot.

    Dom 

Agent Dominique "Dom" DiPierro

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"I think I'm gonna need more caffeine to survive the day."

Played by: Grace Gummer

"Swear to God, the only reason why I think I've gotten this far... Is because I have no life."

An FBI agent who starts hunting down fsociety members following the 5/9 hack.


  • Action Girl: As an FBI agent, this is a given. However, her role in the Five/Nine investigation practically ensures that she has a front row seat to the Dark Army's chaos.
  • Action Survivor: More on the above, Dominique survives four separate encounters with the Dark Army's foot soldiers; two of which even have her taking some of them out in the process. To give some perspective, every attack by Dark Army's soldiers is basically a cake walk for them unless Dom is there. She is also one of the few main characters who actually make it to the end of the series.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Masturbates to explicit IRC chats quite regularly. She is later shown getting off to a recording of Darlene.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Dominique admits to having no life outside of the FBI, and is shown to be very reclusive and prone to fantasies about having genuine social connections. On top of her generally subdued behavior, she would definitely qualify for a diagnosis of social anxiety disorder.
  • Badass Gay: Is a lesbian, and is also the most battle-hardened of the main characters.
  • Bifauxnen: Whenever she wears suits.
  • Cassandra Truth: Dominique is the only person who (correctly) posits that the Dark Army were involved in the Five/Nine hack, but her fellow agents write her off as just being overly paranoid. She is ultimately proven right after Elliot and Darlene expose them and the Deus Group, but it's too little, and too late by then.
  • Commitment Issues: Seems to have these. When her old girlfriend proposed marriage to her, she excused herself to the bathroom and escaped out of the building.
  • Despair Event Horizon: After getting kidnapped by Santiago, watching Irving brutally murder him, and then getting threatened into tearfully agreeing that she'll be the Dark Army's new mole in the FBI, she goes cold and says that her life is ruined.
  • The Determinator: She is determined to solve the 5/9 case, even after her boss and colleagues, ( the former of whom is Whiterose's mole,) refuse to believe her, her requests are ignored, fsociety hack the FBI and heavily disrupt their investigation, and she barely survives two shootouts. Later on, she manages to take down three Dark Army agents holding her and Darlene hostage while lying on the floor with a punctured lung and bleeding out from a knife stuck in her chest.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: The last we see Dom, she’s fallen asleep on a flight to Budapest, finally allowing herself to rest after all the horrors she’s been through.
  • Expy: Possibly of Dale Cooper from Twin Peaks.
  • Fair Cop: A very attractive FBI agent.
  • FBI Agent: The main representative of the FBI from the second season onward.
  • Forced into Evil: She gets blackmailed into replacing Santiago as the Dark Army's mole in the FBI.
  • Hero Antagonist: Dom is a kind woman who seems to have only noble goals at heart, and she explicitly states that she hates corruption and evil people. However, she leads the hunt for Elliot and fsociety from the second season on, and thus becomes a problem for them to deal with. With Elliot's moral shift in the third season and Angela turning into one of the main antagonists of the season, she goes from this to an outright Deuteragonist.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: She's desperately lonely, but bad with people. It's why she focuses so much on her career. She even asks her electronic personal assistant if she loves her and if they are friends. When Darlene pulls a Honey Trap on her in "Stage 3", she's overjoyed just to be with someone, even though she acts on her suspicion shortly after.
  • Lack of Empathy: Not normally, but she slips into this when confronting the people she's hunting. In the second season finale, she coldly reveals to Darlene that they know everything about fsociety and describes the deaths of people like Romero and Cisco in an even tone of voice, despite Darlene's clear discomfort.
  • Made of Iron: Survives multiple attempts on her life, and even manages to dispatch three Dark Army assassins in season 4 despite having a punctured lung.
  • Nice to the Waiter: Very kind to the owner of the sandwich shop she frequents.
  • No Social Skills: Downplayed for a more realistic take on social anxiety. She can navigate social and business situations well enough, but she sometimes visibly panics and slips up, or says something at the wrong time that causes her embarrassment.
  • Oral Fixation: She's rarely seen without a lollipop in her mouth.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Darlene after the events of "Shutdown", calling her out on being a terrible person and being key to ruining her life and getting her involved in the Dark Army.
  • Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist: Dominque's role as an FBI agent pits her against Elliot and Darlene, but she is only interested in doing the right thing.
  • Workaholic: Her job is her whole life.

    Whiterose 

Whiterose / Zhi Zhang

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"Every hacker has her fixation. You hack people. I hack time."

Played by: B.D. Wong

"The concept of waiting bewilders me. There are always deadlines. There are always ticking clocks."

A time-obsessed transgender woman, Whiterose operates primarily through her public persona, Zhi Zhang, the Chinese Minister of State Security. In the shadows, however, she commands her own legion of hackers and terrorists known as the Dark Army to pull the strings of governments and industries across the globe. Backed by the immeasurable wealth and power from her surreptitious investment group known as Deus, she is also the benefactor of a mysterious project hidden beneath the Washington Township Nuclear Power Plant; one that she sees as the gateway to a better world.


  • Asshole Victim: Like her underlings, Whiterose uses a gun to martyr herself in a desperate bid to obtain Elliot's "belief". It doesn't work.
  • Bad Boss: She is utterly ruthless with her minions. The slightest mistake is met with a quick, calculated death, if you’re lucky.
  • Berserk Button: Obstructing her "timeline". Stoic as she may be, she loses her temper fast when she feels her time is being wasted. This ultimately becomes her undoing when Elliot exposes her and the Deus group, and she murders Phillip Price in public as retaliation.
  • Big Bad: The villain of the series. While she hides behind smoke and mirrors for most of it, her role as the main antagonist becomes clear by season three, and the bodies start piling up.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Briefly shared it with Phillip Price in season one, and with Mr. Robot in season two. Season three exposes her as the true Big Bad, however.
  • The Chessmaster: Whiterose plays four-dimensional chess. She founded the Deus group following the destruction of the Berlin Wall and the fall of the Soviet Union, collaborated with oil magnates to profit off of the Gulf War, envisioned the Internet, and by 2015, had her fingers in every possible industry pie with E Corp as the face of her so-called "new world order". With the Dark Army, she co-opted the Five/Nine hack to intentionally bankrupt E Corp, and blackmail its CEO Phillip Price into influencing a vote for the annexation of the Congo. All of this to build a machine that would create a parallel world, motivated by the suicide of her translator (and secret lover) in 1982.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Is playing both sides, allying herself with both the hackers and E Corp. The third season ramps this up even further by revealing that she plans to betray Elliot as soon as he has completed his cause.
  • Clock Queen: In her own words, she "hacks time," keeping everything to a very strict timetable and requiring Ludicrous Precision or extreme improvisational abilities of all her underlings. The transfer of the Washington Township plant to the Congo taking slightly longer than the projected month is enough to send her into a fit.
  • Corrupt Bureaucrat: Of a sort, since she's actually China's Minister of Security.
  • The Corrupter: To Angela.
  • The Dreaded: Everyone in the hacking world fears her, and not without reason.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Chen, her boyfriend who committed suicide when she was young..
  • Evil All Along: She was already considered less than moral as the head of the Dark Army, but the first season finale reveals that she's close allies with the CEO of Evil Corp and is Playing Both Sides. The second season properly elevates her onto the Big Bad Ensemble, and the third season reveals her to be the ultimate Big Bad.
  • Excrement Statement: Urinates on the grave of an E Corp CEO that she had killed in a plane crash.
  • Faux Affably Evil: In her own words.
    "Do not mistake my generosity for generosity."
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: It's heavily implied that she is responsible for a lot of real-world events. "Legacy", at least, officially confirms that she backed the election of Donald Trump. She also has several monologues about parallel universes that question whether she knows she's not in the real world.
  • Freudian Excuse: As a young woman, Whiterose's boyfriend Chen committed suicide due to being forced into marriage with someone he didn't love. Whiterose saw him slowly die, which most likely is what made her insane and is the motive behind her project.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: As soulless and immoral as Price seems at first, it becomes clear that Whiterose is both more powerful and more dangerous than he, and more than willing to remind him of the fact.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: We know she's planning something, it has something to do with the Washington Township plant and the annexation of the Congo, and that she's willing to kill to keep it on schedule, but what her plans actually are is a complete mystery. The plant contains a device resembling the Large Hadron Collider, and Angela implies that Whiterose’s plan might involve time itself. As it turns out, her endgame was to open the door to a parallel universe, and according to her, a "better world" where they could live unburdened by their past.
  • Hidden Depths: During a conversation with Dom about the concept of parallel realities (during which she is presenting as a man), she starts cracking and tearing up when she hits upon the subject of people being born into different identities. It's one of the few moments where she is shown in a remotely sympathetic light.
    • In ‘Forbidden,’ we find out what exactly made Whiterose so full of hate. In 1982, Whiterose wanted to be the Chinese ambassador for the USA, where she could live authentically as a transgender woman with the love of her live, Chen— a kind, sweet man who loved and accepted who she was. When Chen was forced into a marriage with a woman he didn’t love, and Whiterose didn’t get the job as Ambassador, (but got the job as Minister of State Development instead), he committed suicide in front of her, unable to bear not being able to be with the woman he loved and the world’s intolerance for their love. In that moment, Whiterose was born. It gives you an idea of why she is so desperate to finish her plan, which involves making a path to a world where they could be together. She plans on wearing the dress she wore when revealing her true self to Chen on the day her plan is shipped to the Congo.
  • Karmic Death: She commits suicide in a similar way she disposed her subjects: shooting herself in the head.
  • Meaningful Name: Whiterose is an anagram for "otherwise". Fitting for a person who weighs every option AND has a way of getting people to do what she wants via threats. In Chinese culture, it's also used for funerals... or... outside of that context, wishing death upon the recipient. Link that with the ‘Deus’ group, which contains four letters. The number four ‘si’ is also associated with death. ‘Deus’ is ‘god’ in latin. Pull all those together, and that essentially makes her “The avatar of the death god.”
    • In ‘Forbidden,’ we find out the true meaning behind Whiterose - on the day Chen, her boyfriend, was placed into an arranged marriage, Zhang sent him white roses as an inside joke, as they are funeral flowers in China. Unable to bear being away from the love of his life, Chen slits his throat in front of Whiterose, with the blood splattering onto the roses - it is in this moment that Whiterose, the vengeful, hateful manipulative woman who is obsessed with controlling everything so she can eventually get Chen back, is born.
  • Not So Stoic: In "stage3.torrent", news that one of her plans will take longer than expected sends her into a momentary Villainous Breakdown, shattering glasses against the wall and appearing to suffer a panic attack.
    • In Season 4 Episode 9, she becomes progressively less stoic and more desperate as her plans unravel, culminating with gunning Philip Price down in public after she learns Elliot has stolen all her money.
  • Only Sane Woman: Much shrewder and more wary of fsociety's capabilities than her E Corp allies like Price.
  • Otherworldly and Sexually Ambiguous: She gives this impression as an alternative interpretation of her existential role within the series. Her ability to manage both gender personas effortlessly, plus the general mystique surrounding her that only seems to grow as the series progresses, kind of gives the impression she is ‘beyond gender.’ This is one of the rarer cases where its clear the character defines her gender, rather than her gender defining her.
  • Playing Both Sides: She's the leader of the Dark Army, a benefactor of E Corp, China's Minister of Security, and generally toying with every other faction and person, most of whom she plans to backstab. Whiterose is playing every side in existence.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Elliot's narration refers to Whiterose as "he" until they meet in person.
  • Shout-Out: If it wasn't already very obvious from the top, Whiterose is blatantly inspired by BD Wong's character in M. Butterfly.
  • Transgender: Sam Esmail and other members of the crew refer to her as female in interviews, even when talking about her public persona, making it clear that she's a transgender woman, not a male-to-female crossdresser.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Shoots Price to death when she discovers that the Deus Group has lost all its money, due to fsociety and Price's machinations.

    "You" 

Elliot: Maybe I should give you a name. But that's a slippery slope. You're only in my head. We have to remember that.

You. Me. Us. The audience. "We" are Elliot's Imaginary Friend, either collectively or individually, that Elliot talks to, providing narration for the show.


  • Featureless Protagonist: We have no features beyond being Elliot's friend.
  • No Fourth Wall: We are constantly on the receiving end of Elliot's (and later Mr. Robot's) narration.
  • Second-Person Narration: How we experience the show.
  • Silent Treatment: In season four, Elliot never addresses us, which forces Mr. Robot to fill in as our narrator. This becomes subverted in the series finale when Elliot finally begins talking to us again, and reveals that him ignoring us was not malicious.
  • You Didn't Ask: Elliot feels betrayed by us in season two for not informing him of Mr. Robot's legitimacy, and withholds sensitive information from us as punishment.
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