The Ultor Corporation are the primary antagonists in Saints Row 2. Formerly a clothing company, they picked up the pieces after the death of Alderman Richard Hughes. They used their power to rebuild Stilwater, particularly the Saint's Row district. By the time The Boss comes out of their coma, they're a Mega-Corp found everywhere around Stilwater, particularly in the heart of the Saint's Row district.
Played By: Jay Mohr
- Affably Evil: He's a scumbag, but is generally quite polite, well-spoken and professional.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: When cornered by the Boss inside the Phillips Building, Vogel tries every trick in the book to not get killed. It doesn't work.
- Big Bad: Turns out to be the main antagonist of the second game.
- Character Development: Gat Out Of Hell reveals he realized that he's better at adding to the strength of powerful figures, rather than being a powerful figure himself, and thus prepared for the Saints' arrival in Hell to join them.
- The Chessmaster: He manipulates the gang leaders and can make sure that any who defy him will be wiped out with just a few steps.
- Comically Missing the Point: He considers "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" to be his "theme music," even though the song was written to mock people like him.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: He wants to gentrify all of Stillwater by manipulating the city's gangs into killing each other in a series of violent gang wars, then sending in a private army to mop up the winning gang. When his associates and superiors point out that is not how you control a situation, he arranges for them to be massacred.
- Deadpan Snarker: Not as much as other characters, but he has his moments.
- Defeat Equals Friendship: After the Boss killed him, Dane realized that he made a mistake trying to oppose them. Dane decided that he would serve the Boss once they died and went to Hell, as it would be more profitable than opposing them.
- Dirty Coward: He cowers easily when things are not going his way.
- Dummied Out:
- Destination Defenestration: The Boss shoots him right in the face, and he just happens to be in front of a window on the top floor of his skyscraper. Take a wild guess what happens next.
- Evil Plan: Intends on manipulating the gangs of Stilwater into a full-blown gang war so he can send his private militia into defeating them, before using it as the reason to clean up the neighborhood of Shivington. The Boss nuked that dream nicely.
- Even Evil Has Standards: When interviewed on the Anna Show, Dane avoids responding to Anna's bigoted remarks about the poor and simply talks about improving the Saint's Row district.
- Flunky Boss: In the final confrontation with him, he's guarded by a group of Masako troopers.
- Ink-Suit Actor: He looks a lot like Jay Mohr.
- Killed Mid-Sentence: How he is taken out by the Boss.
- Killed Off for Real: The Boss kills him by shooting him in the head before tossing him out a window.
- Kill the Poor: His ultimate plan.
- Klingon Promotion: In the penultimate mission, gets himself named chairman of Ultor by arranging for the Boss to wipe out the board of directors.
- Let's You and Him Fight: To all the gangs in Saints Row 2
- Manipulative Bastard: He pits all the gangs against each other, works with all of them at the same time, and then has the entire Board of Directors massacred by the Boss.
- Mission Control: He gives Gat the tutorial mechanics in Gat Out of Hell.
- Non-Action Big Bad: He tends to let Ultor goons and the gangs do his dirty work for him. The few times he gets caught without any form of protection, he is quick to try and talk his way out of the situation. This ultimately fails to work on the Boss and gets him shot out a window from the top story of a skyscraper for his trouble.
- Non-Action Guy: In Gat Out of Hell, Dane prefers to sit in his office and drink scotch rather than go out on streets and do something, making Gat and Kinzie do all the dirty work for him.
- Smug Snake: Extremely so, even in Hell.
- The Bus Came Back: Almost seven years after his last appearance in 2, he returns as a sort of mission control in Gat Out of Hell.
- Theme Song Power Up: He considers "Everybody Wants to Rule The World," by Tears For Fears, this. He doesn't seem to realize the song's actually mocking people like him.
- Unfortunate Names: "Vogel" is a German word that means "bird", but is also often used as slang for "idiot" or just a dim-witted person in general. Dane isn't exactly an idiot, but severely underestimating the Saints wasn't one of his brightest moments.
- Unholy Matrimony: He marries Kiki DeWynter in the epilogue to ''Gat Out of Hell.
- Vicariously Ambitious: In Gat Out Of Hell, he decides that he's better off as a kingmaker rather than being the king.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Even though Dane is fueling Stilwater's gang wars behind the scenes, he's well-known for improving Stilwater for the better and for Ultor's contributions to the city. He's also considered to be quite handsome by many characters in the game.
- Visionary Villain: Unlike every other leader in the second game (including the Boss), Vogel doesn't want power just so he can sit on top of the heap — he sees it as a means to achieve a much grander goal of rebuilding Stilwater from the ground up.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Well, cleaning the Row by getting rid of all the gangbangers is good, but his methods are terrible and it's pretty much just for profits.
Played By: Tera Patrick
Appearances: Ultor Exposed
- Action Girl: During the final mission, Tera helps defend the truck with the Boss. Finishing the mission also unlocks her as a Homie.
- Adam Westing: The DLC missions make a few jabs at her ex-porn career, with Tera stating that she has issues with "nudity".
- Cassandra Truth: Double subverted. She manages to blow the whistle on Ultor's unethical experiments, only for Jane Valderama to twist the story to make her out to be a Mad Scientist attempting blackmail on her employer. Jane then reveals to her that Ultor would have buried the story anyway.
- Casting Gag: Tera apparently has issues with nudity.
- Cool Car: She drives a special Saints Temptress that's unlocked after completing the DLC missions.
- Hot Scientist: Even the Boss is a little surprised that she's a former Ultor employee and a microbiologist.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Since she's Tera Patrick As Herself, this is a given.
- Revenge: Against Ultor
- Special Guest: Tera appears as The Boss' ally during the "Ultor Exposed" DLC. Beating the DLC unlocks her as a Homie.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Helps the Saints after she discovers that Ultor is experimenting on humans.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Wears a hot pink minidress and thigh-high heeled boots as part of her get-up.
Appearances: Ultor Exposed
- Arch-Enemy: For Dex. Despite working for the same company, the two have vastly different agendas, and tries to have each other killed.
- Call-Back: He appears on the radio in the third game and talks about events that happened during the second game, including Dane Vogel's death at the hands of the Boss.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's way better than Dane Vogel and Dex, but also enlists the help of a known gang member to wipe out his competition and is totally complicit with Ultor's other overarching schemes.
- Enemy Mine: Him and the protagonist against Dex.
- Everyone Hates Mimes: During his last mission with the Boss, he calls out assassination targets for the Boss to snipe. He is supposed to be spotting people specifically linked to Dex but asks the player to kill a nearby mime just because he doesn't like them.
- Non-Action Guy: He has to go to the Saints for protection when Dex starts sending Ultor goons after him.
- Word of God: Word of God is he's actually Mayor Richard Hughes, who also survived the events of the first game.
- You Are in Command Now: Takes Vogel's job after he is killed by the boss.