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Sheriff William "Bill" Pardy
Played By: Nathan Fillion
- Oh, Crap!: When he finds an infected deer eating human corpses in the police station."Fuck me."
- Unlucky Childhood Friend: To Starla.
Played By: Elizabeth Banks
Mayor Jackson "Jack" McReady
Played By: Gregg Henry
- Large Ham: Gregg Henry is enjoying himself immensely. Jack is a very exuberant, melodramatic fellow. Well, he is a politician.
- Noble Bigot: He uses casually offensive and politically incorrect language, but he doesn't treat a 'lesbo' any differently.
Grantham "Grant" Grant
Played By: Michael Rooker
Played By: Tania Saulnier
Walter "Wally" Whale
Played By: Don Thompson
Brendadetta "Brenda" Gutierrez
Played By: Brenda James
Played By: Jenna Fischer
Played By: Jennifer Copping
- Bury Your Gays: She's a lesbian, and dies. To be fair, pretty much everyone but Bill, Starla and Kylie die.
Played By: Haig Sutherland
Played By: Michael Rooker, Don Thompson
- Bald of Evil: After infecting the bald Grant.
- Big Bad: The alien menace that seeks to infect everyone in the town.
- Body Horror: He does his best to keep his host together, but his own biology is against him and soon he distorts into a revolting squid-like creature.
- Catchphrase: The Parasite tends to greet people with, "Hey there, killer", which seems inherited from Grant.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: Grant was prone to jealousy, and as the Parasite inherited his memories, this trait manifests tenfold.
- Hive Mind: He directly controls every living thing he's infected.
- I'm a Humanitarian: The Parasite eats meat, any and all meat.
- Omnicidal Maniac: He jumps from planet to planet, infecting and devouring entire species. It's what he intends to do on earth."I'll keep growing till I'm everywhere. 'Till I'm all that is."
- Orifice Invasion: How he infects others.
- Planetary Parasite: He takes over a planet, infects everyone until they change into a super-organism, then launches seeds at a planet to repeat the cycle.