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    Threat Assessment Unit, Los Angeles Police Department 

Lieutenant Beth Davis aka Michelle Webber

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A LAPD officer in charge of the TAU. She usually partners with Jack when the two work on a case.

  • Action Girl: Given that she's a police officer.
  • A Friend in Need: Beth helps out Tracy when she's in trouble.
  • All There in the Manual: Promotional material mentions that her past is very, very dark.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Vietnamese-American.
  • The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes: Beth is kind and compassionate to the victims she is interviewing, but is completely callous to the point of being a Jerkass to the team she oversees most of the time.
    • She's in charge of the TAU, but she refuses to inform anyone except for her superior. Possibly averted near the end of "Crazy For You".
  • Cowboy Cop: Willing to do this if only to give stalkers with influential backing to stay away from their victims, lawsuits be damned.
  • Da Chief: Head of the LAPD's Threat Assessment Unit.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She changed her name from Michelle Webber to Beth Davis because her controlling ex-boyfriend went crazy in his attempts to win her back, starting with romancing her sister to make her jealous and ultimately setting her family's house on fire with the intent to rescue them and appear a hero. The fire spread too quickly and her family died, ending in him being locked in an asylum for 12 years.
  • Experienced Protagonist: An experienced police officer who specializes in investigating stalker cases.
  • Fair Cop: She is played by Maggie Q.
  • Heroic BSoD: Has one in "Crazy For You" after Perry gave her an Armor-Piercing Question about her past.
  • Properly Paranoid: After getting things that only Ray knows about, she began to be careful about who she talks to and tries to talk to her superior if anyone in Seattle is trying to look for her.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: When Jack tells her of his troubled past in "Love is a Battlefield", she encourages him to try and fix the relationship between him and Amanda as best as possible.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Confronts Perry near the end of "Pilot" and warns him that she'll give him trouble if he tries stalking someone again.
  • Weapon of Choice: Uses a Springfield Armory XD-S as her main sidearm.
  • Wham Episode: "The Haunting" confirms that Beth Davis is an alias.

Detective Jack Larsen

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A new recruit to the TAU from New York via NYPD, he moves to the city in order to locate his son and reunite with him. His ex-wife, however, is not pleased with it.

Detective Janice Lawrence

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A veteran detective in the TAU. She is seen usally working together with either Ben or Jack, depending on the case.

  • Action Girl: Seen in "Phobia" when she saves a kidnap victim from being drowned to death.
  • Cliché: Like to throw this word around in "Love is a Battlefield" when she explains it to Jack.
    We love cliches. We live them. We make movies about them. It's the LA way of life.
  • Didn't See That Coming: She never realized that the mastermind in the events of "Love is a Battlefield" is the victim she interviewed for a while now until the unit ran through their evidence and found that she had a personality disorder.
  • Experienced Protagonist: Been with the unit for several years.
  • Fair Cop: She's played by Mariana Klaveno.
  • Fangirl: Of the TV show "Savage Shore".
  • Primal Fear: Janice reveals in "Phobia" hates the dark to the point that her residence has the lights on for the entire evening. She said that she hates clowns and spiders.
  • Secret Keeper: After she learns of Beth's Dark and Troubled Past.
  • Weapon of Choice: Janice appears to use a Glock 19 as her main sidearm. Later changes to a Glock 26.

Detective Ben Caldwell

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A veteran detective in the TAU, he's usually in charge of feeding his fellow detectives information on stalking cases they work on.

  • Berserk Button: Hates Neo-Nazi gangs becaue they once beat his younger brother for "looking at them in the wrong way".
  • Bilingual Bonus: Ben can speak Spanish, first demonstrated in "Skins".
  • But Not Too Foreign: Hinted to be of Mexican-American origin in "Skins".
  • Deadpan Snarker: Tends to be this at times, but more with Jack since he joined up.
    Ben: (After Jack tells him to call for his attention in "Phobia") "I'll call Beth."
  • Experienced Protagonist: Been with the unit for several years.
  • Info Dump/Mr. Exposition: Does this when he explains relevant information to his fellow detectives in their stalking cases.
  • Primal Fear: He reveals in "Phobia" that he hates the dark like Janice. According to him, he hates being buried while still alive.
  • Secret Keeper: After the others told him of Beth's past.
  • The Smart Guy: His function in the TAU.
  • Those Two Guys: With Jack when they interview a suspect in "Phobia". Beth teases them since they tended to finish each other's sentence, resulting in much hilarity.
  • Weapon of Choice: Uses a Glock 17 as his main sidearm.

Special Agent Vicki Gregg

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A former TAU officer turned FBI agent, she took command of the TAU after Beth was kidnapped by her ex-husband Ray.

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    Los Angeles City government 

Deputy District Attorney Amanda Taylor

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Ex-wife of Jack Larsen and the deputy District Attorney to LA, she refuses to let him get involved with their son Ethan. Amanda assists the TAU in handling legal matters if the unit would get involved in a messy situation.

  • Amoral Attorney: Jack is very sure that one of the trials she was involved in resulted in a disaster due to her actions.
  • Blackmail: Amanda plans to use this on Jack by telling Beth about his past if he doesn't pack up his things and leave the city.
  • Character Development: From being a jerk to Jack, she eventually warms up to him after she realizes that Jack sincerely wants to build a good relation with his son.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Amanda hits Jack out of anger after she finds out Jack covertly made contact with her son.
  • Glorified Sperm Donor: How she sees Jack, since he's been absent for all of his son's life.
  • Secret Keeper: After she out about Beth's past, she goes out of her way to help her find a legal way to convict Perry.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Does this when she confronts Jack at the end of "Pilot" at his residence.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Amanda calls Jack out for stalking her after he arrived in LA.
  • Wham Episode: Jack finds out in "Manhunt" that she's living with Trent Wilks, a fellow detective from the LAPD Robbery and Homicide Division.
  • Working with the Ex: Amanda's problem with Jack throughout the season. Which leads to Teeth-Clenched Teamwork between the two. It's downplayed a bit after Jack admits to Beth about his Dark Secret.

Mayor Will Hayes

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The current mayor of Los Angeles. He is Beth's friend in the city from her days prior to joining the LAPD. He calls for her help in solving a case where a suspect has sent a threatening package to his office.

  • Dark Secret/Dark and Troubled Past: When he was a young, aspiring politician, he got into an affair with one of his secretaries after his marriage.
  • Expy: Janice comments that his political career to mayor is similar to Bill and Hillary Clinton. Up until the point that his wife knew about the affair.
  • Old Shame: His affair. His wife had to conceal traces of it in order to prevent any public backlash from his political supporters.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: When Beth insists that he needs his cooperation to help solve his case, Mayor Hayes agrees to help her in any way he can.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Despite the fact that his secret night visits might attract attention, he nevertheless risks his own political career in order to ensure a good future for his daughter.
  • The Atoner: Visits his daughter secretly every night in order to help her get away from being a call girl and get into a university after he found out that her mom died.
  • Wham Episode: In "Secret and Lies", Beth and Jack (and the rest of TAU) finds out that Wills had an affair in the past and the stalking victim happens to be his daughter.

    Suspects (HEAVY SPOILERS) 

Kurt Wild

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An ex-softcore actor, he made a living in Los Angeles by working as a physical fitness trainer to his Spin classes.

  • Character Name Alias: His name. Jack found his name hard to believe at first.
  • Evil Wears Black: Wears a black hoddie and jogging pants at the start of "Pilot".
  • If I Can't Have You...: Part of his motive rant in dousing his latest victim with gasoline before attempting to use a match to light them both up.
  • Kill It with Fire: How he killed his first victim. And the latest one if the LAPD didn't intervene.
  • Old Shame: His softcore actor past, though he decided to use the surname "Wild" to make a name for himself.
    Kurt: The truth, I did a little softcore when I first moved out here. It's all over the net. Killed any chance of an acting career.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Works full-time as an aerobics instructor.
  • Punny Name: His surname. Jack lampshades it well.
    Jack: Out of curiosity, Kurt, is Wild your real last name?
  • Starter Villain: In the show, he's the first stalker arrested by the LAPD.
  • Taking You with Me: Kurt's plans to kill himself and his latest victim by being burned alive.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Among the charges he was convicted for including assaulting on his ex-girlfriend in his police records.
  • Yandere: His feelings towards his latest victim.

Rosemary Wilson

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A normal housewife who underwent a breakdown after loosing her only child in a boating accident, she kidnapped the child of her neighbor in order to fulfill her wish of getting her family back together.

  • Dark and Troubled Past: Lost her son in an accident while they were in a boat.
  • Deconstruction: Rosemary became a stalker after she stopped taking medication to help her cope with her mental illness.
  • It's All About Me: One way to interpret on her nervous breakdown after she took Thomas from his family.
  • Knife Nut: Grabbed a kitchen knife in her old house during her Sanity Slippage.
  • Sanity Slippage: After her son was killed in an accident. Her ex-husband told police that she wasn't the same despite taking medication.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: Part of her Sanity Slippage when Thomas wouldn't stop shouting for being kidnapped against his will. Rosemary starts to do this after she went back to her old house.
  • The Dog Is The Master Mind: The TAU never suspected her of being a stalker initially.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Rosemary was very close to killing an innocent child if Beth and Jack didn't arrive in time to save him.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Averted. She tries to go back to her old house when she was still sane. However, said house was occupied by someone else. So Rosemary beats the hell out of her and "took" over.

Silas Martin

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Once an ex-Green Beret commando and LAPD officer, he was kicked out of the force after he shot a teenager during a call that resulted in hearings and lawsuits. This gave a breakdown and was convinced that there was a conspiracy working in the department against him.

Chris Powell

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An influential man who was not convicted despite raping a young woman, he stalks women by using their phobias against them.

Greg Miner

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A man who had long disappeared from the public eye after his wife has passed away. He kidnapped a university student due to her resemblance with his late wife.

  • Angrish: Is seen talking like this when the TAU was able to apprehend him alive.
  • Ax-Crazy: By the time TAU arrested him, they realize that he was long out of touch with modern society. He's last seen restrained and taken to an ambulance.
  • An Axe to Grind: Attempts to use a fire axe to kill Jack after he takes him by surprise. Beth arrives to save him by wounding Greg in the shoulder.
  • Beard of Sorrow: He sports one after being "found" by the LAPD.
  • Deconstruction: He's not a stalker by default. He "lived" in his house because he missed the days when he lived in it with his wife. Even the TAU realized that when they arrested him for kidnapping and assaulting a police officer, he was not mentally fit to be taken into police custody.
  • Dynamic Entry: Greg busts out of the wall to literally surprise Jack.
  • Fish out of Water: Greg lived in the house "literally" for a long time that he's not connected with the modern age.
  • Sympathetic Murderer: He lost his wife in grief and was unable to move on that he "lived" in the house and cut off contact from the rest of the world, despite his hand in the death of a college professor who specializes in the occult.

Andrea Brown

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A wealthy woman known in Los Angeles for her philanthropy, especially in supporting the arts. He had divorced her husband prior to the events of the show. She was discovered to have a personality disorder, which was responsible for her mood swings.

  • Even Evil Has Standards: When she finds out that Jack "cheated" on his significant other. Andrea was clearly upset about this.
    Andrea: "Have you cheated?"
    Jack: "Yes."
    Andrea: "Why?"
    • Andrea gloats on how she didn't like killing her own dog.
  • False Flag Operation: Conducts stalking operations against herself so that the LAPD can have the "needed" evidence to lock up her ex-husband on stalking and assault charges.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Her idea of fixing her relationship with her ex-husband includes the invovlement of putting a bullet into Melissa Barnes' head, his live-in partner.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Andrea's known to the public for being a philanthropist. She's also a known supporter of the arts.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: Once her personality disorder is revealed, she does this to Melissa while gloating that she'll be seen as a victim in the public eye.
  • The Sociopath: Andrea crosses this path from her personality order, which includes the killing of her own dog. She also said that she was aware of it and didn't like it.
  • Walking Spoiler: You should know why most of the details about her are under spoilers.
  • Weapon of Choice: After the personality disorder reveal, she uses a Smith & Wesson 686 with a 2 inch barrel.
  • Would Hit a Girl: She has no problem using a gun to fix "her" relationship problems.
  • Yandere: Her idea of fixing her relationship with her ex-husband includes murder if she has to.

Robert "Robbie" Dalton

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An obsessive fan of TV actress Nina Preston, who is a leading star of Savage Shore. Prior to his stalking activities, he had lost a job and was diagnosed with a mental disorder.

  • Deconstruction: Robbie is diagnosed with a mental disorder and stopped taking anti-psychosis medication to help him cope with his disorder, which eventually led to his stalking activities on Nina Preston. Beth said that he'll get the attention he needs.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Robbie didn't like the way Emily treated Nina all the time after the latter found out that her sister leaked senstive information to a paparazzi reporters to give him good pictures for the papers. Things that could have gotten her killed.
    Robbie: I want you to be nicer to Nina. You've hurt her.
  • Fanboy: Of Savage Shore, Up to Eleven.
  • My Beloved Smother: Certainly thinks his mom is too overprotective of him. Which makes things worse when the TAU finds out that his mom pretended to be Nina sending in e-mails.
  • No Medication for Me: Part of his problem was that he didn't resume his medication.
  • Stalker Shrine: Has one in his garage dedicated to Nina when Jack and Beth arrive at his house to speak to his mother. Jack is not pleased by this.
  • Stalker with a Crush: To the point that he imagines himself as Paul and Nina as Lily. Nina doesn't reciprocate his feelings, considering his dislikes towards stalkers due to her previous experience with one.
  • Weapon of Choice: Uses a tire iron to attack Emily Preston after she leaves Nina's house. Considering that he knows about Savage Shore, there's a meaning to why he did that.
  • Would Hit a Girl: To anyone else being an obstacle to Nina, except for his mom.

Howard Granger

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One of the neighbors of Mark Richards. He was also an ex-victim of a public beating, which was investigated by police to be racially motivated.

  • Berserk Button: Being attacked by racially violent gangs and individuals. And then there's that neighbor of his who has Nazi Swastikas tattooed all over his body.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Howard's of Asian descent, but it's not revealed on what he's descended from.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Started to hate Neo-Nazi groups and individuals with zeal after he was beaten by them in the past.
  • Deconstruction: His actions are motivated due to a beating he received in the past, which was racially motivated.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He didn't like why the LAPD is protecting an ex-Neo Nazi while he was arrested.
    Howard: Why are you protecting him?!
  • The Dog Is The Mastermind: Howard was never considered to be a major suspect or a person of interest after his neighbor's Neo-Nazi reveal by the TAU.
  • Weapon of Choice: Uses a boxcutter knife to assault two LAPD detectives before he was arrested.
    • Before that, he began to construct homemade explosives to bomb Mark's house.
  • Would Hurt a Child: If Howard did know that one of his explosives almost killed a couple of children, he didn't show any signs of guilt or remorse after he was taken into custody.

Jason Walker

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A man with a Dark and Troubled Past, he wanted to get back to the old days when he was drinking together with his ex-wife after the latter voluntarily went into anti-alcohol rehabilitation.

  • Control Freak: His ex-wife Shelly mentions this to the TAU when they interview her as a potential suspect.
    Shelly: When I told him I wanted to stop drinking, he did everything he could to sabotage me.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He gets back at Dr. Lewis for trying to partially help his ex-wife be sober again by making him overdose on sleeping pills that he'll die by being choked without knowing it.
  • False Flag Operation: Jason was responsible for making the LAPD assume that one of Dr. Lewis' old patients is trying to stalk him.
  • Jerk Ass Has A Point: Despite being a control freak and threatening to his victim, Jason has a point to make when he mentions that Dr. Lewis' marriage with his wife is slowly going down the drain.
  • Kick the Dog: When he visited Shelly in a rehabilitation center, he almost tricked her into drinking vodka inside a soda can. This made her divorce him for real.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: His ultimate plan to get back at Dr. Lewis.
    Jason: Everyone will know that you killed yourself because you're a failure as a husband and as a psychiatrist.
  • Red Herring: Uses this a lot to his advantage to throw the LAPD's suspicion from him.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's hard to talk about him a lot since he's part of the plot in "Crazy For You".
  • The Alcoholic: Heavily implied when he spoke to Jack and Ben.

Cori James

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A young runaway who became missing after she and her friend were raped back in high school.

  • Best Served Cold: All of her attacks are culminated as this.
  • Dark Action Girl: After her ordeal, she took martial art classes in order to defend herself.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Being raped in high school didn't do a lot of good things to her personality.
  • Deconstruction: Like Greg, Cori is a stalker due to her wish to get back at those who didn't help her from being raped with her friend.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even after Cori gets arrested, she doesn't like the fact that her rapist could technically walk free due to statue of limitation rules.
  • Foreshadowing: She once mentions that she hated being blonde when she went to a barber to get her hair dyed.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Her actions in attacking her victims made TAU check their stories before they found out that Cori and the victims went to high school together despite their insistence that they don't know Cori, even when they revealed her to be a suspect.
  • Revenge: Her entire goal after she off the grid.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She attacked her victims because she wanted them to help her from being raped instead of being passive.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Especially if said person is one of those persons who didn't do anything to help her out.

Tom Wade

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A well-known hockey player who got divorced from his wife due to their marriage going bad.

  • Cool Teacher: Says to teach teenagers how to play hockey in his free time.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Has a tendency to pick fights back when he was married because of no reasons after getting drunk.
    • This escalates after he was "forced" to get a divorce from his ex-wife. It didn't help him at all.
  • Handguns: Used a Glock 19.
  • If I Can't Have You...: He was willing to harm Stella if she didn't allow him back into her life.
  • Red Herring: Played with. He was an initial suspect. And it turns out, he was the real mastermind.
  • Revenge: He's responsible for stalking Stella in order to get her back in the long run.
  • The Alcoholic: When he was married to Stella, he's publicly known to be like this. It turned to be bad since it ruined their marriage.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Tom tries to take on Beth via close quarters after his plan began to break apart. Beth, being an ex-stalker victim who became an Action Girl after nearly being killed, easily grapples with him before being disarmed by throwing him down the staircase.
  • Walking Spoiler: Talking about him in details would spoil his character in his episode appearance.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He did threaten to shoot one of his ex-wife's acquaintances.

Lauren aka Candice

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A woman who became the new wife of news reporter John Bardo. She turns to be using him to get closer to his colleague Keith Bradshaw.

Robert Foster

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The leader of a religious movement known as the Celestial Fellowship. He calls him Abraham, named after the man who is important in Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

  • A God Am I: Insists that he's the reincarnation of Abraham himself.
  • Cult: The Celestial Fellowship.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He was formerly investigated for sexual misconduct by police before the courts found him to be non-guilty due to his mental state at the time.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: See Would Hit a Girl for more details.
  • Hypocrite: Claims that he has the rights to practice his own religion. But yet, he uses it to entrap the victim and kill her.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: When TAU found one of the victim's friends left alive in the abandoned house he used instead of taking her along, her statement confirms the unit's suspicions that he does plan to kill his victim.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He tried to drown the victim for telling his parents to send him to the mental asylum.

Zoe Parsons

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A civilian who was saved from drowning at a beach in Los Angeles by Nicole Clark when she was on duty as a lifeguard.

Alexis

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A high school student who is "friends" with Jenny Kline. It turns out that she's the biological daugther of Jenny's foster mom, Monica Grant.

  • Alpha Bitch: She's known for this in her high school, especially with Jenny.
  • Berserk Button: When Monica rejects her desire to be her "daughter" again.
  • Best Served Cold: Alexis planned for many years by researching on Jenny's life and finding out what happened to Monica after Alexis was given up for adoption.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Alexis was given up for adoption by Monica since at the time, she wasn't ready yet to support her.
  • Deconstruction: She only stalked Jenny because her real mom adopted her after she was given up for adoption.
  • False Flag Operation: Her MO so that the police would suspect someone else for stalking Jenny.
  • Honey Trap: What Alexis used during her "date" with Coach Grant as part of her False Flag Operation to frame Jenny.
  • Sanity Slippage: When Alexis finds out that Monica couldn't accept her back into her life as her "actual" daughter.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: A very clear and sinister one.
  • Walking Spoiler: Talking about one single thing in her entry is key to understanding her actual history and background.
  • Would Hit a Girl: She did attack Jenny when she confronted her.

Darren Tyler

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A person of interest who was investigated by the TAU following an attack on his ex-wife Pam, he has divorced her due to his temper problems.

  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: A Type 2 variety. Darren does want to fix his marriage with Pam and be a couple again.
  • Anti-Villain: Didn't want to hurt Pam despite his past temper problems.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Darren and Pam got divorced due to the former's temper.
  • No Medication for Me: Didn't take his anti-psychosis medicine.
  • Red Herring: Considered as a major suspect against his wife. Turns to be true. But in his case, he was not the main suspects for a few murder cases investigated by Vicki in "Love Hurts".
  • Stalker Shrine: Formerly had one when the LAPD raided his apartment.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Is really sorry for hurting Pam. But his stalking tactics were not helping his case.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He isn't, considering that he didn't hurt Pam nor the other murder victims.

Nathan Grant aka Nicholas Kosta

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A person of interest the TAU interviews in a murder case. He turns out to be a wanted felon hiding out from law enforcement in Philadelphia.

  • Grand Theft Me: Nicholas used stolen identification. But the show doesn't reveal if he had to kill the person to do it.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Uses anything he can get his hands on.
  • Really Gets Around: Deconstructed. Nathan gets into this a lot that he sought help from peers to overcome it.
  • Red Herring: His death and investigation into his life only solved the murders of Francine Johnson and Christine Harper.
  • Walking Spoiler: His presence in "Love Kills" will bring more answers as to who the murder suspect is responsible for killing Francine and Christine.
  • Would Hit a Girl: His murders go at this. Even the murder of his wife. He even tried to kill a female FBI agent because she was close to figuring out his real identity.
  • You Remind Me of X: Nicholas went to kill his victims because they remind him of his wife.

    SPOILER CHARACTER 

Will

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Vicki's ex-husband. At the start, he was seen trying to settle their divorce. He's also the main suspect responsible for murdering Sharon Gardner and is still considered one when the case went cold.

  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves Vicki from being killed in her own house. Of course, he probably did save her so that the LAPD and the FBI won't suspect of him as being the murderer to Sharon.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His marriage with Vicki fell apart when she found out about the affair and the subsequent murder of Sharon. The latter placed a strain on him and to Vicki.
  • Foreshadowing: His name came up on the LAPD's case as a potential suspect in Sharon Gardner's murder years ago.
  • Happily Married: Used to have a happy marriage with Vicki many years ago...
  • Red Herring: Was suspected of murdering Sharon Gardner, despite denials by him and Vicki. It worked in his favor since his ex-wife was a law enforcement officer and as such, would try to defend him.
  • Walking Spoiler: The moment he shows up again in "Love Kills", you pretty much would figure out that the episode would allude to him as the main suspect in Sharon's death.
  • Would Hit a Girl: His involvement in killing Sharon. "Love Kills" suggest that he went ballistic when he realized that Sharon wanted to end it. And he's about to do the same to Vicki for finding out that he was the culprit.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Had an affair with Sharon many years ago prior to her death. This gave grounds to his divorce with Vicki.

    Others 

Perry Whitley

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A university student who was not charged for supposedly stalking his roommmate, he became obsessed with finding out more about Lt. Davis after being assaulted in a deserted parking lot.

  • Armor-Piercing Question: Gives this one to Beth near the end of "Crazy For You".
    Perry: Why did you smack me around? Was it because I remind you of Ray? I can understand that.
  • Bavarian Fire Drill: He manages to get Ray out of the psych ward by using fake credentials to pass himself off as a psychologist.
  • Berserk Button: Don't talk to him about his dead mom. Unless you want him to strangle you.
  • Big Bad: Serving to be one in the season.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: According to "Tell All", his mother died under suicide after having affairs when Perry was living in Santa Barbara.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Perry didn't like how Beth assaulted him in a deserted parking lot without any good reason.
    • Perry smugly admits to Beth that he's got obsessive personality disorder and it implied that he can't do anything to solve it.
    • When Perry spoke to Ray in the psych ward, he was stunned to hear that the latter had his house burned and left his child dead.
    • He doesn't like Ray's idea of having a gun with him.
  • Momma's Boy: Nicely summarized by Janice.
    Janice: ...Because you're just a little boy with mommy issues.
  • Sanity Slippage: Briefly when Janice mocked him for being a Momma's Boy.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: His family is well-known in Los Angeles. It was used to help Perry bail from jail on the condition that he's to be taken to a psych ward to be "treated". He takes advantage of this to get away from it.
  • Smug Snake: Knows that Beth can't attack him again "Cry For Help" 'cause they were in an open parking lot.
  • Stalker Shrine: Has one dedicated to Beth, with drawings that include him choking her to death.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Starts to have one over time after being assaulted by Beth in "Pilot".
  • Villain with Good Publicity: According to his ex-roommate, Perry was not formally charged with stalking him in university because of his influential family.
  • Wham Episode: "Crazy for You" reveals that Perry, in Beth's perspective, was the boyfriend of Tracy Wright.
    • Made even worse when "Phobia" reveals that she was Tracy's boyfriend in the eyes of the audience.

Ray Matthews

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The ex-husband of Beth. He was sent to a psych ward after he was responsible for burning their family home in Seattle that left their only child dead. Ray was committed to the ward before Perry made arrangements for his release.

  • Accidental Hero/Nominal Hero: Ray wants to be like this to Beth when he went through his plan to burn their family house.
  • Affably Evil: Ray's really a nice guy at first. Until he talks about his past.
  • All There in the Manual: "Fun and Games" reveals his surname as "Matthews".
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Gets into one with Ray over wrecking Beth's life.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Responsible for burning his own house in Seattle, which resulted in being sentenced for psych evaluation.
  • False Flag Operation: He was the mastermind for burning his own house and he almost got away with it.
  • Good Hair, Evil Hair: He slighty has a goatee, but it shows that it's only growing again.
  • Impersonating an Officer: Ray kidnaps Beth from her house by disguising himself as a LAPD plainclothes officer in order to wound Ben by shooting him.
  • Kill It with Fire: Ray dies in the cabin fire after being knocked out by Beth near the end of "The Woods".
  • Perma-Stubble: Ray has one and has never shaved it, even after Perry bailed him out of the psych ward. Averted in "Lost and Found" when he got a clean shave and haircut in order to evade law enforcement.
  • Wham Episode: Beth finds out that Ray's been released by Perry near the end of "The News".
  • Would Hit a Girl: He slammed Amanda's head against the car near the end of "Salvation".
    • There was even the idea of burning and potential harming Beth when he burned their house down.
    • Then he later kidnaps Tracy just to lure in most of the LAPD to go after him.
    • He later kills a woman to be sure of no witnesses.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He knows that his actions got his child killed, but he didn't care since he wanted Beth's attention.

Tracy Wright

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Beth's best friend from her early days working in the TAU. She happens to run a restaurant in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

  • A Friend in Need: Tracy helps out Beth when she's in trouble. This trope is invoked when she cancels a date from Perry to help Beth out.
  • Damsel in Distress: She was kidnapped by Ray to draw the LAPD to her as a decoy in "Fun and Games".
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her backstory was her being an ex-stalking victim when Beth used to work on her case. From there on, they became best of friends.
  • May–December Romance: Was engaged in this with Perry. Turns out that Perry used it to gain access to private information about Beth.
  • Muggle Best Friend: Best friend of Beth ever since she saved her from a stalker when the former joined the force.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Tracy finds out that Perry was really Beth's current stalker.
    • Also this when Ray kidnapped her and stuffed in the car of a trunk.
  • Wham Episode: "Phobia" reveals that Perry is the boyfriend of Tracy Wright.
    • "Fun and Games" showed off her abduction by Ray when he decides to go after Beth's inner circle.

Ethan Taylor

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The son of Jack and Amanda, he lives with the latter at the start of the series.

  • Children Are Innocent: He's well-adjusted until he overhears Amanda telling Trent that Ethan needs to be told about his actual father.
  • Morality Pet: For both Jack and Amanda, but more for the former as he wants to build a relationship with him.

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