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SEAL Team Six
Richard "RIP" TaggertPlayed by: Walton Goggins
SEAL Team former commander.
- Abusive Parents: When Rip was a child, his alcoholic father would sometimes beat him. This actually fueled his desire to become a SEAL: as he wanted to become such a badass his father would never dare to hit him again.
- The Alcoholic: He drinks heavily as a way of coping with his PTSD.
- A Father to His Men: He looks after them, especially Bear since he looks at him like a father figure.
- Create Your Own Villain: By killing Omar, who had surrendered, he just made Nasry into a terrorist willing to go after Americans everywhere. And he makes it a priority to catch him.
- Distressed Dude: Rip's capture by Boko Haram and later Muttaqi's organization drives much of the first season's plot.
- Experienced Protagonist: Served as a Navy SEAL for 17 years, six in STS.
- False Confession: Subverted. Rip is forced to make a video confession about executing an unarmed prisoner in "Confession". The public is told that he is acting under duress and just saying what his captors want him to say. The other SEALs know that the confession is true.
- Private Military Contractors: Has been doing contractor work in Africa after leaving the SEALs.
- Weapon of Choice: Uses a P226 pistol as his main sidearm while doing contractor work.
Joe "Bear" GravesPlayed by: Barry Sloane
- Disappeared Dad: He didn't have a father to raise him when he was young.
- Number Two: Second in command of the team.
- You Are in Command Now: He becomes the new leader after RIP leaves. And later after RIP dies despite surviving surgery in the 2nd season.
- Outliving One's Offspring: He had a baby daughter named Sarah who passed away when she was only a few months old.
Alex CaulderPlayed by: Kyle Schmid
- Blame Game: Gets blamed by Bear for the events that made RIP leave the Navy after he killed Omar, despite his attempts to surrender. Although that goes away by the end of the first season.
- Blood Knight: Admits that he's one, despite knowing that hunting down terrorists could be used as propaganda to get more recruits to join in terrorism. He explains to Dharma that he can't hesitate about second thoughts on killing a terrorist.Alex: "Doubt creates hesitation. Hesitation gets you killed... I'm a warrior. It's who I am."
- The Casanova: He's a bachelor and a womanizer. When Bear meets Dharma for the first time since she was a baby, he assumes that Alex has a new teenage girlfriend.Bear: This is a new low even for you.
- Comforting the Widow: After Buck's death, his grieving widow asks Alex to come over because she doesn't want to be alone. This leads to the two of them having sex.
- Dented Iron: Caulder has been in close proximity to too many explosions and suffers from constant ringing in the ears and dizziness in the second season. After he collapses and Dharma takes him to a hospital, a neurologist informs him he has extensive brain damage and that this will kill him unless he avoids such situations, which means resigning from the military. He doesn't.
- Estranged Soap Family: Dharma, his daughter, shows up after being estranged from his wife for a long time.
- Not What I Signed on For: Alex didn't sign up just to kill terrorists who are defenseless and those who choose to surrender.
Ricky "Buddha" OrtizPlayed by: Juan Pablo Raba
- But Not Too Foreign: A first-generation Mexican-American from Southern Texas, according to the History Channel's character profile.
- Grenade Launcher: Uses the HK M320 during the Nigeria operation.
- Meaningful Name: The SEALs called him Buddha because he tries to mediate whenever there's a fight.
Beauregard "Buck" BuckleyPlayed by: Donny Boaz
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: His History Channel character profile mentions that he joined the Navy and then, the SEALs because he didn't see that he can get a good future.
- Generation Xerox: Joined the US military despite being estranged from his father, who fought in the Vietnam War.
- Killed Off for Real: Dies from gunshot wounds during the Nigerian rescue mission.
- More Dakka: Handles the team's FN MK 46 Mod 0 light machine gun.
Robert Chase IIIPlayed by: Edwin Hodge
- Generation Xerox: Studied law like his father, but they don't agree after he joined the Navy.
- Genius Bruiser: Joined the SEALs after he graduated from Harvard University.
- Hidden Depths: His French language skills enabled him to avoid being captured by Akmal, who's proficient in it.
- New Meat: The latest recruit with his first mission in the Nigerian rescue op.
Armin "Fishbait" KhanPlayed by: Jaylen Moore
- But Not Too Foreign: A first-generation Afghan-American.
- Omniglot: Fluent in English, Arabic and Pashto.
Trevor WozniakPlayed by: Eric Ladin
- Audience Surrogate: Trevor is one for those who believe that the Saudis should be handled due to the view that the West is not handling them properly since the hijackers in 9/11 are Saudi (at least most of them).
- Conspiracy Theorist: Believes that Fishbait is a sleeper agent. Justified that his rant is based on experiencing the 9/11 attacks happen.
- New Meat: A new SEAL recruited to the team in the 2nd season.
- But Not Too Foreign: Like Omar, he's Lebanese-American and from Detroit.
- Dark and Troubled Past: His family was discriminated after the events of 9/11, making him radicalized.
- The Dragon: To Muttaqi in the series.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He was furious when RIP shot his brother in the head.
- It's Personal: He really wants to go after RIP after he killed his younger brother.
- Middle Eastern Terrorists: Of Lebanese-American background.
- The Mole: The CIA plans to do this to him when he infiltrates the group of The Prince, but the SEALs are hesitant because his female recruits shot RIP at close range.
- Revenge Before Reason: Michael disobeys the orders of his superiors to acquire Rip and the Boko Haram hostages so he can avenge his brother.
- Asshole Victim: He gets killed by RIP in Afghanistan for "treason".
- Boom Head Shot: RIP killed him with a single shot to the head.
- But Not Too Foreign: The pilot episode showed that he was a Lebanese-American from Detroit.
- Dark and Troubled Past: His family was discriminated after the events of 9/11.
- Dirty Coward: Was ready to desert Muttaqi the moment the SEALs raided his Afghan compound and killed the terrorists inside.
- Middle Eastern Terrorists: Of Lebanese-American background.
- Not Helping Your Case: Michael's brother played on his American status in hopes of trying to get help from the SEAL team. The fact they might not look favorably on an American helping the Taliban next to a massacre didn't occur to him. Notably, Michael keeps silent and survives.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Nothing much is known about him, except that he likes hockey.
Emir Hatim Al-Muttaqi
- Arms Dealer: Used to be one with Al-Qaeda in Iraq.
- Big Bad: He's driving the events of the 1st season.
- Even Evil Has Standards: When Muttaqi finds out that Michael botched the alliance by killing a Boko Haram cell in Nigeria, he locks him up in a cell with RIP.
- Middle Eastern Terrorists: He's Arab from Saudi Arabia according to his profile.
- The Dreaded: He's known as the "Butcher of Khost".
- All There in the Manual: His profile in the 1st season gives details on his name and origin.
- Elites Are More Glamorous: He's in charge of training some of the Muttaqi terrorists in special forces tactics. Justified that he's an ex-Spestnaz operator of Chechen origin.
- Omniglot: Speaks Arabic, English and French in addition to Russian and Chechen.
- Western Terrorist: Russian terrorist with a Chechen background.
- Hero Killer: Involved in shooting RIP and nearly killed Ortiz's family.
- Revolvers Are for Amateurs: Marissa, Michael's sleeper assassin in Virginia Beach, uses a Smith & Wesson 642 snubnose revolver, being a teenage girl who has no experience with guns.
The Prince aka Tammerlin Shishoni aka John:
- Big Bad: The mysterious "Prince" of Michael's organization. Later revealed to be a Chechen Muslim with heavy ties to the Russian Federal Security Service.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Really hates the Serbs/Bosnian Serbs for killing his family.
- Hidden Villain: Although Muttaqi is the Big Bad of season one, it's mentioned that even he answers to him.
- Man Behind the Man: He backs Muttaqi and Michael in the 1st season.
- The Ghost: Muttaqi talks about him a lot. He does show up eventually in "Dua".
- The Informant: Used to be Gina's informant in the Balkans until he was accused to setting up an ambush.
- Western Terrorists: A Bosnian Muslim who leads the Ummah Movement.
- Morality Pet: To RIP, who tries to regain his humanity and his SEAL identity.