The Monroe Republic
Sgt. William 'Will' Strausser
The son of a butcher whose penchant for violence was already present before the blackout. Since then, he's found an outlet for his sadistic urges as a widely-feared Sergeant in the Monroe Republic.
- Beard of Evil
- Character Death: Rachel bludgeons him with a hammer and stabs him with his own sword for threatening Charlie and Danny.
- The Dreaded: Jason reacts badly to his name, noting that he never leaves survivors.
- Miles says that, in all the time that he was in The Militia, Strausser was the only man who he ever feared.
- Anyone who knows him is afraid of him.
- Faux Affably Evil: He usually apologises before doing something violent and/or sick.
- Knife Nut: He even eats apples off his knives.
- Psycho for Hire: It doesn't seem likely that he believes in the Monroe Republic, and freely admits that he just loves to kill the hell out of things.
- Sadistic Choice"Mrs Matheson, I'm sorry, but you need to choose which one of your children I'm going to kill."
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: Extremely polite and courteous to Rachel even as he goes about his business. His fatherly speech to the stable boy in "Sex and Drugs" (given while sharpening his knife) is one of the creepiest things seen in the series so far.
- The Sociopath: Miles tells him so.
- Torture Technician: The official torturer of the Monroe Republic.
- You Have Failed Me: Does this rather brutally to a subordinate.
Appearing in "Letter from Julia", "Soul Train", and "Ties That Bind", the colonel is the husband of Anita Faber, the father of Stephen Faber, and friends of the Nevilles. However, that friendship turns out to be limited, when Jason Neville ends up in terrible danger. The Nevilles use the information that Stephen is a Rebel to save Jason's life. This results in Stephen's death, and John being tortured because his loyalties are in doubt. The fate of the Faber family is not revealed.
Cpt. Jeremy Baker
One of the first recruits of the Monroe Republic and personal friend of Miles and Monroe.
- Alas, Poor Villain: He might be a sadistic jerk, but he was loyal up to the very end.
- Bad Boss/The Neidermeyer: He sends his men into the field for the sole purpose of forcing the enemy to waste bullets cutting them down, and fails to anticipate an ambush...not once, but twice.
- Deadpan Snarker
- The Dragon: For Monroe. Until a fit of paranoia causes Monroe to excute him.
- Face Death with Dignity
- Faux Affably Evil
- From Nobody to Nightmare
- Honest Advisor: Even up to the very end, he's completely honest with Monroe about both his loyalty and Monroe's questionable sanity.
- It Gets Easier: First encountered about six months after the blackout, when he's being beaten and robbed (and soon to be killed) by a pair of bandits from whom Miles and Bass rescue him. By his last appearance, he's become Neville's replacement and Bass Monroe's most trusted advisor—and quite willing and able to kill for the Monroe Republic.
- Never Found the Body:He's killed off-screen by a single gunshot in a room full of Mooks. On a show like this, that makes his death questionable.
- Smug Snake
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives an absolutely beautiful one to Monroe about the paranoia and madness that caused him to push all his friends away. It doesn't end well for him, but he's right.
- We Have Reserves: His attitude during the siege of the rebel hideout.
- We Used to Be Friends: With Miles, during the founding of the Republic.
A Monroe Republic captain who appears in the episodes "Children of Men", and "The Dark Tower". He is the youngest Monroe militia captain to date, and is not blindly obedient to Monroe. He ends up helping Tom Neville launch a successful coup in taking over the Monroe Republic.
Corp. Joseph Wheatley
- Character Death: Shot in the chest with a crossbow after taking Charlie hostage.
- Freudian Excuse: He joined up with the Militia to stop the anarchy that ran rampant after the Blackout, which caused the death of his sister and her two children.
- The Mole: He serves as this among the Rebels, secretly feeding information back to the Militia.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies in his first appearance.