Characters Affiliated with the Fox River Eight
A lawyer working for Project Justice. After witnessing his boss refusal to assist Veronica Donovan in trying to exonerate Lincoln Burrows, Nick decides to take on the case himself. Together, he and Veronica set off to find evidence to support Lincoln's innocence.
- Badass Bookworm: Both smart and capable.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Often seen wearing nice clothing.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: An unwilling example. Abruzzi forces him to be this.
- Butt-Monkey: Ends up injured rather frequently.
- The Mole: He's forced by Abruzzi to become this, to keep record of where Veronica's going and threaten Michael with it.
- Nice Guy: Helps Veronica out with an apparent sincere motive to exonerate Lincoln. Though it's not all for goodwill.
- Senseless Sacrifice: Is killed off for refusing to reveal Veronica's location. She dies only a few episodes later in the season two premiere.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Dressed handsomely in his appearances.
- The Ditz: Others have mentioned that she can be sort of clumsy and forgetful.
- Gratuitous Spanish: Launches into Spanish-only tirades now and then.
- Nice Girl: Much like her boyfriend, she's a very sweet girl.
- Put on a Bus: Goes in and out of the narrative depending on how much the plot needs Sucre to be away from her.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red Oni to her sister Theresa's Blue Oni. Maricruz remains faithful to Sucre no matter how many times he lets her down, while Theresa thinks Maricruz should look at the facts and forget about him.
- Runaway Bride: He nearly marries Hector, but to everyone's surprise, she leaves him at the altar because Sucre managed to make his way to the chapel before the police forced him to run away. She then travels to Mexico — which was ironically going to be her and Hector's honeymoon destination — to reunite with Sucre.
- Satellite Love Interest: We don't really know much about her outside of her relationship with Sucre, and she is never seen outside of interactions with him.
- The Atoner: He felt remorse for all the bad things he had to do for the Company, and turned against them to make up for it.
- Big Damn Heroes: In a flashback, he saves Michael from his abusive foster father.
- Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: He disappeared from Michael and Lincoln's lives to take down the Company.
- Disappeared Dad: Along with Christina, he hasn't been in touch with his sons since their childhood.
- HeelFace Turn: Prior to the beginning of the series he broke with the Company.
- Papa Wolf: He attacks a prisoner transport to save his son Lincoln, who's on death row for the fake murder of Terence Steadman, the Vice President's brother.
- Professional Killer: In Season 4, the General reveals that this was Burrows's function in the Company—he executed people whose loyalty faltered, which makes his own HeelFace Turn extra ironic.
T-Bag's ex-girlfriend. She turns him in to the police when she learns of his crimes.
- Mama Bear: Lashes out when T-Bag threatens to return, and is the angriest that dating him put her kids in harm's way.
- Morality Pet: To T-Bag, despite her finding him terrifying after she discovers his true identity, he seems to genuinely love her in his own way.
- Nice Girl: A nice, vulnerable single mother, making her a perfect target for T-Bag.
Michael's wife, whom he married the day before his bank robbery, which landed him in prison. Nika was brought from the Czech Republic to America by sex traffickers. Michael paid them off for her freedom and arranged a deal; green card for smuggling a key card disguised as a credit card into prison for him.
- Citizenship Marriage: Michael married her so she could become a naturalized U.S. citizen. In exchange, she smuggles an item into the prison which he will need for his escape.
- HeelFace Door-Slam: Inverted. After they escape from Bellick, she steals Lincoln's gun and tries to give him and Michael to the authorities, stating that she feels used. However, the gun is unloaded, so the brothers just leave her behind.
- Hooker with a Heart of Gold: She's a stripper, but kindhearted and helps Michael to break Lincoln out of prison.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's a professional stripper. In Season 2 she gives Bellick a lap dance in an attempt to escape when he and his partner have caught Michael, Lincoln and her.
- Yandere: For Michael. She comes to love him for his aid, but tries to give him up to the authorities after deciding that he has asked too much from her, which nearly got her killed.
Sucre's cousin. A rival for Maricruz's affection, he is responsible for Sucre's incarceration, by calling in a police tip for a robbery.
- Jerkass: Thoroughly unlikable and was responsible for Sucre's incarceration in the first place. Maricruz's family doesn't seem to like him much either.
- Laser-Guided Karma: He ends up being left at the altar by Maricruz who then travels to their planned honeymoon destination — with the tickets he bought — to reunite with Sucre.
- Smug Snake: Extremely smug about using Sucre's situation to take advantage of Maricruz.
L.J. Burrows' mother.
Part of the Chicago Mafia and a close associate of John Abruzzi.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Falzone has kids of his own.
- Faux Affably Evil: When he visits Abruzzi, he's polite and affable...but he can't maintain the facade for very long.
- Out-Gambitted: By Abruzzi and Michael. Falzone thinks he's got Abruzzi and Michael under his thumb and has convinced them to give away the location of an informant, but in reality police are waiting for him. He's subsequently arrested, much to his outrage and humiliation.
- Shame If Something Happened: Uses this line on Abruzzi to threaten his kids.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: As is custom for a high-ranking mobster.
- Would Hurt a Child: He has no problem threatening the lives of Abruzzi's two young children.
Luis Gallego AKA McGrady
A 17-year-old prisoner of Sona. He has a love for all things American, initiating his interest to befriend Michael Scofield. McGrady (his nickname, based on the basketball jersey he wears of former NBA star Tracy McGrady) quickly becomes Michael's ally, helping him to obtain objects necessary to further his escape plan.
- Contrasting Replacement Character: He has similarities with Tweener from the two first seasons. Both are among the youngest inmates of Fox River and Sona, rarely called by their real name, get a sentence of several years for relatively minor offenses (Tweener stole a baseball card he didn't know was invaluable, and McGrady's charge is somehow related to driving a stolen car), like basketball and enjoy a culture that's different from their origins, are used by Michael to break out of prison, and he includes them in his escape plan at the last minute out of pity. However, Tweener (who comes to Fox River after Michael) quickly becomes a pariah among Fox River's inmates, is used and/or abused by Bellick, Michael and Avocado, and his loyalties between Bellick and Michael remain shaky. McGrady (who was already in Sona before Michael) in turn enjoys a somewhat bearable situation in Sona due to being friendly with everyone there, and he never betrays Michael. While Tweener is forced to go on his own way after his escape and is killed by Mahone soon after, McGrady gets to live with his family after Michael helps him reunite with his father.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: After having to live in Sona, he's finally reunited with his family by the end of the series.
- Nice Guy: McGrady is just a good kid; he's helpful and considerate with a loving family.
- Tagalong Kid: To Michael and his escape gang.
An inmate and Lechero's right hand man. He is temperamental and violent, and is easily undefeated in the Sona death matches.
- Blood Knight: Shows many shades of this during his time in the third season.
- The Dragon: He's an undefeated fighter within SONA and Lechero's right-hand man; almost nobody can stand up to him on a physical level.
- Dragon Ascendant: He briefly takes over SONA after disposing Lechero.
- Scary Black Man: An intimidating, short-tempered black man.
- The Starscream: A reluctant version. He genuinely believes Lechero has lost it, and seizing power is the best way to keep control over SONA.
- Tempting Fate: As Sammy inspects the unfinished escape tunnel, he gloats to Michael that he won't be alive to get to use it. He's then promptly crushed to death by an avalanche of sand.
- We Used to Be Friends: He starts out as friends with Lechero, but their relationship is badly damaged to the point where Sammy deposes Lechero from his position.
Carmelita AKA Sister Mary Francis
Lechero's prostitute, entering Sona disguised as a nun, Sister Mary Francis.
- Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Though she's the prostitute of Lechero (and later, T-Bag), she's a kind and supportive woman.
- Ms. Fanservice: Most of her appearances involve her wearing little clothing.
- Naughty Nuns: Although she isn't really a nun.
- Nun Too Holy: She dresses as a nun to earn the sympathy of the guards and look demure, but she's really Lechero's personal prostitute.
- Put on a Bus: Isn't seen again after the plot leaves Panama.
Pamela 'Pam' Larson
Mahone's ex-wife who lives in Colorado with their son Cameron.
- Amicably Divorced: Ends up being this for good with Mahone.
- Hidden Depths: She's very perceptive and knowledgeable of protocol, as evidenced by her quickly finding some holes in Michael's story when he comes to interview her in disguise.
- Mama Bear: After Cam's death, she states to Mahone that the only thing that helps her sleep at night is the knowledge that Mahone will eventually kill Wyatt.
- Morality Pet: For Mahone.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She tells Alex that she married him because he's good at heart when she enourages him to find Wyatt and avenge their son's murder.
A computer hacker, identity thief and a reluctant member of Self's covert "A-Team" to track down Scylla. His computer skills are essential to the group due to the advanced technology the company uses to shield Scylla. Prior to his conviction, he made a device that could download information off any electronic devices near it, which the "A-Team" uses to get information on Scylla. However, Rolands somewhat shady past and constant inappropriate humorous comments make him disliked by most of the other members of the team, especially Lincoln.
- Butt-Monkey: He pretty much can't say anything without someone on the team, usually Lincoln, telling him to shut up.
- Deadpan Snarker: His comments tend to alienate the other members of the Scylla team.
- Dirty Coward: Demonstrates no bravery whatsoever in the events of the series and then tries to betray the group by selling out Michael and Lincoln.
- Greed: His biggest flaw. He risks the entire operation to get quick cash at a casino, which is what got him arrested in the first place.
- Only in It for the Money: Outright states that he doesn't really care what happens as long as long as he gets his end of the deal.
- Pet the Dog: Though he spends most of his time whining and complaining and refusing to go the extra mile, he does immediately help Mahone find Wyatt without questions or complaints.
- Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Wyatt executes him after he betrays the team.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: When Roland speaks to Mahone about the Nature Vs Nurture theory, he brings up as an example his sister and brother who are respectively a pediatrician and a math professor, while Roland himself is a criminal.
- The Smart Guy: He's critical in getting the rest of the Scylla components with his hacking skills.
- Stay with Me Until I Die: He begs Michael for this, who obliges.
- Techno Wizard: Invented a device that allows him to easily steal credit card information and other financial prizes, earning him his sentence, and is the only one who can get the data from the Scylla copies.
- Too Dumb to Live: After seeing the genius ways that the brothers have been able to avoid capture, he thinks he's perfectly capable of selling him out to Wyatt.
A high-level administrator at the GATE corporation.
- Benevolent Boss
- A Father to His Men
- Honest Corporate Executive
- Morality Chain: He acts an overly trusting father figure to T-Bag while he's pretending to be Cole Pfeiffer. The chain gets cut.
- Too Dumb to Live: Despite Trishanne (who has revealed herself to be a Homeland agent) telling him not to, White tries to escape while T-Bag and Gretchen aren't looking. Gretchen quickly notices and guns down White who's so focused on reaching the door that he doesn't try to take cover or even run as low as possible. Justified due to his panic of being in a hostage situation.
A salesperson at GATE.
- Disposable Fiancé: It's obvious from the beginning that Veronica still loves Lincoln and doesn't feel the same passion for him, and their breakup seems inevitable. And it's made permanent when he's murdered by the end of the first season.
- Nice Guy: A blandly nice fiance, but fails to ignite passion in Veronica, who still loves Lincoln.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Barely gets any screentime before being killed off.
The son of Alex and Pamela Mahone.
- Affably Evil: He comes across as a pretty reasonable guy, especially in contrast to the other characters on the show.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He's abruptly shot in the back by Self in only his second appearance.
Scott Carruth / 'The Representative'
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Never seen out of his suit.
- Face Death with Dignity: When he's confronted by the Scylla team, he reacts in a rather calm manner and accepts that he's going to die. He just wants a good showing at the last, trying to kill the team before he's gunned down.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Always clad in a sharp suit.
- Taking You with Me: How he chooses to go down, trying to kill the Scylla team when they corner him despite knowing full well he won't survive.