This is the characters page for everyone in the The Fast and the Furious series.
The Fast and the Furious
- "A couple of Nissan SR 20's would pull a premium one week before race wars."
- Badass Biker: Tran is only seen driving a car once during the film, at Race Wars.
- Big Bad: Of the first film.
- Bottomless Magazines: What he and his cousin Lance seem to have in the final Chase Scene.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Tortures a mechanic when he doesn't have the right parts for a car by nearly making him swallow motor oil.
- Dies Wide Open: While he was fleeing after he performed a drive by on Jesse, he was fatally shot by Brian.
- Evil Is Petty: He and Dom have a deal to stay on each other respective sides of town. Brian accidentally drives into it while trying to get away from the cops after the street race. At first he seems reasonable enough and leaves without incident. Then a moment later two of his goons come back and shoot up the car. Forcing them to walk.
- My Sister Is Off-Limits!: One of the reasons he has bad blood with Dom, who slept with his sister.
- The Rival: Of the Race Wars to Dom.
2 Fast 2 Furious
- "Just put in the car what I tell you to, drive it to me and don't let anybody stop you. Understand?"
A ruthless drug kingpin.
- Affably Evil: He's nothing but polite to Brian and Roman, and to some extent, Monica Fuentes. Though he tends to slide to Faux Affably Evil during the Cold-Blooded Torture scene, and at the end of the movie.
- Big Bad: Of 2 Fast 2 Furious.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Subjects a Dirty Cop on his payroll to this by putting a rat on his stomach, then a tin pail over it and heating it with a blowtorch. According to him, when a rat is trapped and frenzied enough it'll chew through its surroundings to get out. Ouch.
- Flat Character: He's not on screen much and we don't really know much about him beyond being a Affably Evil drug smuggler.
- Graceful Loser: He accepts being caught quite well.
Main antagonist of Tokyo Drift.
- Arc Villain: Of Tokyo Drift.
- Badass Driver: He's not called the "Drift King" for no reason.
- Everyone Calls Him DK: See his Red Baron below.
- Jerkass: Though compared the the rest of the big bads of the series, he's the least worst of them - compounded by the fact Takashi doesn't take Han's death well despite the fact Han was skimming money from him.
- Red Baron: The Drift King.
- Surrounded by Idiots: Doesn't seem too bothered by Morimoto's crash during the Chase Scene, with a look on his face that seems to say "You idiot."
- Yakuza: His uncle is a local boss, giving Takashi ties to them.
Fast & Furious
- The Heavy: He the guy whose responsible for the plot in Fast & Furious especially since we don't find out he was working for Owen until 6.
- The Man in Front of the Man: The front man for the drug running ring appears to be working for an unseen boss. The boss turns out to be a decoy and the front man is the actual boss and Big Bad.
- Non-Action Big Bad: Good at planning and scheming, not so much on the action side.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Subverted. The fact that Braga, a man who supposedly clawed his way up from "barrio enforcer" to "ruthless drug kingpin", came to a drug deal wearing a salmon pink silk tie is immediately taken by Dom and Brian as evidence that the man is not the real Braga.
- Smug Snake: In the climax in the fourth movie, he constantly keeps mocking Brian as Dom and he are trying to outrun Braga's men, so much so Brian finally gets fed up and punches him to shut him up. And again In the sixth movie, since he has muscle by his side, he thinks he can take Brian while he's in prison. Brian easily handles them and get the information needed out of him.
Braga's lead henchman and enforcer.
- Boom, Headshot!: How he kills the drug runners after they're finished doing the job.
- The Dragon: To Braga.
- Hero Killer: Supposedly to Letty, subverted since he didn't quite finish the job.
- Near-Villain Victory: He manages to catch up to Brian's car and overturn it, allowing him to recover Braga. Just as he's about to finish him off, Dom comes busting out of the tunnels and guns straight for him. Fenix tries to shoot him but Brian grabs his leg, distracting him long enough for Dom to crush him against Brian's totaled car.
- Smug Snake: Taunts Dom about killing Letty, and instead of killing Brian outright at the end, kicks him around a few times before pointing his gun at him. This eventually became his undoing.
A ruthless drug lord posing as a legitimate businessman.
- Affably Evil: He's very polite and even-tempered.
- Arc Villain: Reyes is the main antagonist of Fast Five. He is also the only antagonist in the Fast and Furious and Fate span not to have any affiliations with the Shaw brothers and Cipher.
- Boom, Headshot!: Hobbs shoots Reyes in the head as revenge for his men, who were killed by Reyes' men in an ambush.
- The Cartel: He's a drug lord, not surprising considering the movie is set in Rio.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: His real business is drug-running.
- Dirty Cop: It appears he has most of the Rio police force on his payroll, including the Rio Civil Police (Policia Civil), Rio Military Police (PMERJ), and Brazilian Federal Highway Police (PRF).
- Machiavelli Was Wrong: Seems to believe this. He politely admonishes some associates for trying to use fear and violence to exert control because as their national history had demonstrated with the Spanish and Portuguese explorers, ruling with brutality incites rebellion, but those that offer mutual beneficence will have a much easier time maintianing dominance.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Offers to provide worldly amenities such as running water and schools because he understands that if he tries to control people with fear and brutality, they will eventually revolt because they have nothing to lose.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Is a firm believer in this. He buys people with things they wanted and make sure that they'll need to work for him in order to continue receiving them, with him comparing his methods to that of the Portuguese winning the hearts of the native using gifts in the past that leads to all Brazilians speaking Portuguese in the modern day.Reyes: I go into the favelas and give them something to lose: electricity, running water, schoolrooms for their kids. And for that taste of a better life - I own them.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: He favors tailored suits, as fits his image as a wealthy businessman.
- Tranquil Fury: During his You Have Failed Me scene (detailed below), Reyes is clearly enraged about the loss of his money, but nonetheless remained composed and soft-spoken as he tamely observed the various items on his desk contemplating which one he'll use to Shootthe Messenger. Even after he bludgeons the man, Reyes doesn't break composure, though he does take out a handkerchief to pat himself off, indicating he was probably really close to really losing his temper.
- Villain with Good Publicity: He masquerades as a legitimate businessman, when in reality he's a powerful drug kingpin.
- You Have Failed Me: When he hears that Dom's team raided one of his hideouts, he kills the man who reported it to him via a vase.
Hernan's right hand man.
- The Dragon: To Reyes.
- Made of Iron: Survived a car crash and was about to kill Dom until Brian shoots him first.
- Sole Survivor: Often ended up as this.
- The first time is when his squad of hitmen managed to corner Elena and Dom in the alley, Hobbs's squad showed up and killed all of them except him.
- The second time is when he thought he was about to be a recipient of You Have Failed Me by Reyes because he let Dom and Brian escaped during the train job (itself also leaving him as the Sole Survivor) but the mook who was in charge of guarding one of Reyes's safehouse that Dom and co. robbed got killed instead.
- The third time is when he and his mercenaries ambushed Hobbs's convoy. They killed most of Hobbs's team but before they can finish Hobbs himself off, Dom and co. rescued him and killed everyone but Zizi yet again. Of course, his luck finally runs out on the bridge during the climax because there's no one else but him left to kill.
Fast & Furious 6
- Evil Counterpart: To Dom's gang, which Roman Lampshades.
- Shaw is one to Dom, being team leaders.
- Ivory is one to Roman himself, being "black and handsome."
- Klaus is one to Hobbs, being big and strong.
- Jah is one to Han, as he is a fellow Asian.
- Denlinger is one to Tej, according to Roman, for being black and wearing a hat.
- Vegh to Brian, as they are the right hand of their respective team leaders, as well as vehicle experts.
- "You know, when I was young, my brother always used to say, "Every man has to have a code." Mine: Precision. A team is nothing but pieces you switch out until you get the job done. It's efficient. It works."
An ex-SAS soldier who is the Big Bad of Fast and Furious 6.
- And I Must Scream: In 7, he's now in a coma after he survived being thrown out of the plane in the last film.
- Ax-Crazy: Took blood-chilling pleasure in using his car to crush civilians in his rampage across the Spanish freeway.
- Bad Boss: Sees his crew in terms of interchangeable parts.
- Big Bad: Of 6.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Early on in the eighth film, Mr. Nobody mentions that he is currently locked up at a government black site. During the climax, it's revealed that Dom enacted a plan to allow Deckard and Magdalene Shaw to find and break Owen out of prison. Owen subsequently assists Deckard when they assault Cipher's plane during the climax.
- The Chessmaster: Always one step ahead of everyone.
- Disney Villain Death: The SUV he is in hits a barrier at the back of the cargo plane that the climax of the sixth film takes place in as the aircraft is taking off. Since he doesn't have a seat-belt on, he goes flying through the front window and out the back of the plane, falling several hundred feet onto the runway. Retconned as having survived but been put in a coma in the next film, however.
- Evil Brit: Yes he is British and yes he is evil.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Shown in Furious 8 to be this, just like his brother Deckard.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Despite being a cold and cruel ex-soldier with a penchant for bloodlust, he still retains enough humanity to not hurt children.
- Evil Counterpart: To Dom.
- Evil Virtues: Resourcefulness and efficiency.
- Fallen Hero: From the various conversations that refer to his past in Furious 8, Owen is implied to have once been a hero, or maybe even a good man, until Cipher drove him into villainy and madness.
- Fate Worse than Death: The opening of 7 reveals he survived the fall from the cargo plane, but he falls into a years-long coma.
- HeelFace Turn: He recovers and back in action for the climax of The Fate of the Furious to defeat Cipher; his former contractor.
- Jerkass: And that's the nicest way to describe him. He eventually gets better as he comes back in Fate Of The Furious to help save Dom's baby son and take down Cipher.
- Kick the Dog: While driving a tank he runs over some cars with civilians inside them.
- Lack of Empathy: Cares only for himself and states to Dom that his family is his weakness since he thinks that makes Dom predictable and easy to handle. Oh how wrong he was and he no longer views it as his weakness in 8.
- The Man Behind the Man: Revealed to be the one behind Arturo Braga, the drug lord from 4 which explains how Letty ended up in his employ.
- Momma's Boy: Much like his big brother Deckard, as he readily obeys her command to help him save Toretto's baby son.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Owen is a volatile man who causes trouble for his aims, Deckard thinks before he acts and sees through deception. Owen's primary code is ruthless efficiency to the point that he can come off on the surface as a sociopath, while Deckard very openly operates by a familial warrior's code of honor similar to Dom's. Despite this, they have each other's backs, both dote on their mother's commands, and neither Shaw brother has any interest in harming a child for a senseless goal of destruction.
- Smug Snake: Subverted. While he's certainly not lacking in the confidence department he can back it up with his skills.
- The Sociopath: Has every hallmark of one. People who aren't useful to him aren't even human, and only interesting resources at best if they are somehow useful. He emotionlessly admits an utter lack of respect, much less sadness for comrades who fall in battle, as they're clearly too incompetent to be useful; and that's if you're loyal to him. Most disturbing of all, he takes a practically boyish glee in running over and crushing innocent civilians when in command of a tank. Shaw's perhaps the single most evil character in the franchise up to Episode 6
until he is thoroughly dethroned by the thoroughly inhuman Cipher in Episode 8.
- In fact, the combination of Deckard and Cipher's revelations shows that in retrospect, while callous, manipulative, and ruthless enough to give off the appearance of sociopathic evil, Owen was never entirely heartless to begin with. He has a genuine familial bond with his brother and mother and seemed to have had a real affectionate relationship with Riley. His relationship with his team was simply professional and his apathetic disregard for their deaths or failures was mostly in accordance with his code of brutal efficiency as was his insistence on always paying them well for successful jobs. Also, Owen respects a man with a code, whereas Cipher sneered at Dom for his constant offering of companionship to those he can best. Lastly, Owen and Cipher are not above shooting hostages when they are no longer of use to them, but Owen certainly has never demonstrated being willing to kill a child, much less an infant. Even if it's the son of the man who threw him out of a plane.
- Squishy Wizard: Downplayed to an extent. An excellent planner and manipulator if he has the resources, and does contain a respectable amount of finesse and military combat prowess to the point of delivering a Curb-Stomp Battle to Brian. Put him in a straight brawl against someone who can also throw hands and completely outclasses him in brute strength? After his team is taken out, Dom has virtually no trouble handing him his ass.
- Tempting Fate: He manages to pull off a gambit near the end of the film that got him released after he was caught. But then he has to state that Dom's team "were never part of the game". Not a few minutes after he says this, said team come bearing down on him as he's trying to make his getaway. Resulting in his team being dismantled in the ensuing fight and he himself getting ejected out of a car and out the back end of a plane onto a speeding runway.
- Underestimating Badassery: You know even if you do have a backup plan to get the MacGuffin, it's probably not wise to underestimate people who can stop a tank or nearly go flying off a bridge to save a love one you yourself nearly tried to kill. And especially kidnapping and threatening the wife and sister of two of your enemies' leaders. Note that he specifically chided one of his men for deriding them as common criminals. Someone needs to listen to their own advice. This is lampshaded in 7, when Deckard admonishes him for always picking fights out of his league when they were children, which Deckard would have to finish.
- Unexplained Recovery: By the end of The Fate of the Furious has fully recovered from being thrown off a fucking plane with nothing more than a few scars.
- Worthy Opponent: When told that Dom's crew was just a bunch of "common criminals", he replies with this:Shaw: Tonight, these common criminals were seconds away from taking us down. Show them the respect they deserve or it weakens us.
- Villainous Valor: Owen may be mortal foes with Dom, but he does respect the fact that Dom has a code by which he lives, which is why he offers Dom a chance to leave no strings attached. Of course, he's also seems not to realize that Dom's code is exactly why he won't leave under any circumstance.
- You Have Failed Me: Doesn't even care for his teammates who have fallen in battle by justifying that they failed because they were careless, which disgusts Letty. He himself is also on the receiving end of this when his employer, Cipher, left him for dead as revealed in the eighth film, which prompts him to team up with his brother Deckard in assaulting her plane.
Agent Riley Hicks
A DSS agent and the partner of Luke Hobbs during the events of Fast and the Furious 6. She also happens to be working alongside Shaw as his mole in the agency.
- Dark Action Girl: Once her mole status is revealed.
- Dark Chick: To Shaw's team, after Letty's HeelFace Turn. Though, she may also be The Dragon.
- Evil Counterpart: To Letty.
- Fair Cop: Played by Gina Carano.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Letty repays her betrayal via a speargun to the gut which also throws her out the moving plane.
- The Mole: Actually works for Shaw for the entire time.
Shaw's team assassin, an Asian martial artist.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy
- Ax-Crazy: He beats down anyone trying to block his way, even if it's cops.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Roman, Han, and two cops vs Jah. Two minutes later Jah walks off without a scratch on him after wiping the floor with them.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Although Jah ultimately shares Shaw's ruthless pragmatism, Jah is visibly affected by Ivory's death.
- Inscrutable Oriental: He is focused and serene most of the time. Only when he is fighting he goes a bit louder.
- Lightning Bruiser: Incredibly fast over his feet and then incredibly hard to take down in a fight.
- Le Parkour: Uses some to run through the Waterloo station.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: A relatively small guy, yet he can beat both Roman and Han with ease.
- Porn Stache: Combined with a goatee.
- Wrestler in All of Us: Finishes Roman and Han with a Super Nova-style dropkick/elbow drop combo.
The huge bruiser of the Shaw team.
- The Brute
- Dumb Muscle: Although he probably can break a neck with three fingers, the guy resorts mostly to simpler tactics like throwing and punching around. Not that it isn't effective, however.
- Giant Mook: So much it takes two heroes to (literally) take him down.
- Guttural Growler
- Lightning Bruiser: Very fast, big and strong.
- Shout-Out: A hulking guy who wears in purple. Subtle.
- Underestimating Badassery: Letty threatens to beat him down in the beginning of the movie. Considering he was handing Dom and Hobbs their asses one-on-one in the climax, and needed them to team up and the element and surprise to beat him, its very obvious that Letty has no idea how tough he really is
- Wrestler in All of Us: Gives Hobbs a spinebuster against a car's roof.
The right-hand woman of Shaw.
- Dark Action Girl: Isn't afraid to get her hands dirty and is a member of Shaw's team.
- The Dragon: Not the traditional one, but she seems to be Shaw's right-hand and assistant. She's also the leader of missions at times.
- Foil: To Brian. Every time they are involved in a battle, Vegh always goes after Brian. And the one time she doesn't, she's chasing Mia.
- Girl with Psycho Weapon: She is an attractive blonde woman who drives scary vehicles designed to ram and crush.
Shaw's sharpshooter and infiltrator.
- Bald of Evil: Sports a shaven cut.
- Cold Sniper: He is the best marksman in Shaw's team and a scarily professional guy.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Gets back body dropped into a jet engine by Han.
- Hero Killer: He effectively kills Gisele when he throws her off the cargo plane during their scuffle.
- Punny Name: Has a bald head like a skinhead and his name means "Adolf's son." Coincidence?
A gunman for Shaw.
Another gunman for Shaw.
- "They say if you want to glimpse the future, just look behind you. I used to think that was bollocks. And now I realize you can't outrun the past."
Owen Shaw's older brother. He is a former British black ops agent who went rogue.
- Anti-Villain: His own actor (Jason Statham) goes as far to say in an interview that he's not a villain, as his motives are mostly noble (avenging his comatose brother), but he does uses immoral means to exact revenge, such as bombing Dom's house, endangering his family and teaming up with a terrorist of all people.
- Avenging the Villain: His main goal is to exact revenge on the heroes for crippling his brother, Owen.
- Badass Boast: His very first lines in the franchise..."Dominic Toretto. You don't know me... (Car explodes behind him) But you're about to."
- Badass Normal: In Hobbs & Shaw, he acquits himself very well against the cybernetically enhanced super soldier Brixton.
- Bald of Awesome: While he still have shades of being one of the most dangerous villains Dom and co. ever faced before turning over a new leaf becoming friends with Dom after the latter help save his son, he's also one of the most badass fighers that's able to go up against larger threats and also one of the few people that can rival Dom and Hobbs in terms of sheer badassery and an awesome haircut that's smooth as cueball.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With Jakande for Furious 7.
- Combat Pragmatist: When it comes to fighting, he does not follow any rules and he most certainly does not fight fair.
- Crazy-Prepared: He reinforced his Maserati Ghibli with steel in anticipation of a head-on collision with Dom's Barracuda. He later shows up in a dirt buggy when the team is trying to rescue Ramsey in Caucasus Mountains.
- Dark and Troubled Past: He's a former MI-6 agent. He and Brixton are old associates, both of whom gradually became disillusioned with the world they were fighting to preserve over the course of their careers. Eteon approached both of them and offered the chance to Join or Die; Brixton accepted, but Shaw declined, and Brixton was sent to assassinate him to keep him from talking; Brixton failed and Deckard ended up killing him, but not before he successfully framed Deckard for going rogue and killing the rest of his squad. Deckard was forced to go underground and his sister broke all ties with him because she thought he was guilty, while Brixton's body was recovered and he was revived as a cyborg assassin.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Made his first appearance in The Stinger for Fast and Furious 6.
- Easily Forgiven: In the eighth film, Dom buries the hatchet with Deckard when the latter helps rescue Dom's son, while Deckard gives up his vendetta on them after Dom uses the God's Eye to help Deckard and his mother rescue Owen.
- Enemy Mine: He teams up with the rest of the crew to take on Dom in The Fate of the Furious, as he has personal reasons to want Cipher dead.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Quite surprisingly for a vicious killer, Deckard shows a lot of warmth and almost boyish love for his Crime Boss Mother; and would obey any of her demands just so she won't cry.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Has respect for his brother Owen that he considered avenging him by killing the people who put him in a coma. Not to mention the fact that would do anything to not make his Mom cry.
- Even Evil Has Standards: When rescuing Dom's baby son from Cipher's clutches, he was disgusted that her men would open fire in the direction of an innocent child; after disarming said mercenary, he turns the pram away so the baby boy would not have to see him beat the brute into a vegetable. And even earlier than that when it's revealed that Cipher came to him first to recruit him in the mission to steal the Nightshade device, but Deckard refused to help her when he saw what kind of person she is, forcing Cipher to recruit his brother Owen instead.
- Evil Brit: An extremely ruthless assassin trained by the Special Forces.
- Evil Virtues: He taught his brother that every man has to have a code which they will always live and abide by.
- Ex-Big Bad: After being sent to prison by the end of Furious 7, he escapes alongside Hobbs in Fate and joins forces with the rest of the team to take down Cipher, eventually making a full HeelFace Turn.
- Faking the Dead: Midway through the eighth film, Dom seemingly shoots and kills him. Later on, when Dom enacts his Xanatos Gambit against Cipher, Deckard is revealed to be alive, having faked his death so he could skydrop into Cipher's plane without being detected.
- Fate Worse than Death: At the conclusion of the seventh film, a part of the parking garage drops onto Deckard, and he survives to be taken to jail by Hobbs.
- Fallen Hero: Hobbs notes with admiration that Deckard was a decorated British Military Hero responsible for valor in combat and selflessly protecting innocent civilians, until he was sold out by the British Government. Hobbs & Shaw reveals that he and Brixton were approached by the Eteon Corporation who offered them jobs, and Shaw refused while Brixton accepted. Eteon sent Brixton to kill him and he shot Brixton in self-defense, only to be framed by Eteon for the murder of his team and forcing him to go on the run. Eventually he became the monster everyone thought he was.
- Fire Forged Friendship: With Hobbs in The Fate of the Furious. They initially started as bitter enemies, having Snark-to-Snark Combat whilst in prison, to eventually laughing whilst insulting each other. Hobbs even gives a Big "NO!" when Deckard is seemingly shot dead by Dom. They seem to be buddies at the end of the film. In their spin-off Hobbs & Shaw, the two hurl petty insults at each other.
- Friend to All Children: Surprisingly kind to and protective of children, even that of his enemies; threatening children in front of Deckard Shaw is an invitation to be on the wrong-side of a one-sided ass-beating.
- However, some people accuse him of being a hypocrite due to the part in the last film where he nearly killed Dom's nephew with a bomb. This could be justified, though, by saying that the bomb was only meant for Dom, not Brian, Mia, or Jack and that he didn't know they were their in the first place.
- The Heavy: While he's apart of the Big Bad Duumvirate with Jakande, he still the main antagonist of 7 overall, as he's a much more active obstacle against Dom and his crew and his murder of Han is what drives the whole plot in 7.
- HeelFace Turn: Is humanized so much in 8 that he is Easily Forgiven by Dom and takes part in the barbecue at the end of the film. Justified, as the guy did save Dom's baby from a person worse than himself; that would take out a lot of weight off the team's hate for him.
- Hero Killer: It's revealed he's the one who crashed into Han in Tokyo Drift and it wasn't an accident.
- Hidden Depths: Unlike his thoroughly corrupted and fallen little brother, there are still traces of the honorable and heroic warrior who was sold out by the British Government in his blackened soul; He makes sure that his enemies alone would be targeted on his vendettas, is protective of innocent children, and is more than willing to let bygones be bygones with his enemies if they too prove to be honorable warriors.
- Hypocrite: In Fate he expresses disgust and outrage over one of Cipher's henchmen being willing to fire in the direction of an innocent baby. Yet, in Furious 7 he had sent a bomb to the Toretto house that easily could have seriously injured or even killed Jack, though it's possible he didn't know of the kid at the time.
- Knight Templar Big Brother: An odd variation, since his little brother was also badass and evil. Deckard still qualifies in that he emerges from hiding to avenge his brother's injuries, racks up a ridiculous bodycount, and is gunning for the entirety of the Torretto Gang. The fact that he he seems to have more in common with Dom than his brother also paints him as another Evil Counterpart.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: The fact that he's billed as one of the main heroes of Hobbs and Shaw spoils the fact that he pulls a HeelFace Turn during Fate of the Furious.
- Made of Iron: Deckard absorbs and shrugs off an absurd amount of damage, including several car crashes, being hit by a car, two prolonged and brutal fights and having a parking garage collapse on him.
- Momma's Boy: Tough guy Deckard Shaw is endearingly sweet towards his tough Crime Boss mother, and would do anything to not make her cry.
- Noble Demon: Unlike Owen, Deckard still lives by an honorable warrior's code, however cruel it may be. Bonding with him through said warrior code is the surest way to earn his friendship and respect, as Hobbs and Dom did.
- One-Man Army: How he is introduced in the seventh film. He is standing in a hospital next to Owen, talking about their past and how he will avenge his younger brother, but the people taking care of Owen are scared out of their minds...then we see what he has done to the hospital Owen's in and it's in even worse shape than he is. He has torn it to pieces, having killed at least a dozen armed and armoured guards and then casually kills another one by handing him a grenade. This just proves that even a lone villain can be considered a grave threat to Dom & Co.
- This is also exemplified in the eighth film, when Deckard and his brother rip through all of Cipher's mercenaries with ease. Deckard even has time to crack jokes and repeatedly check on the baby.
- Pin-Pulling Teeth: He does this when he appears being cornered by Dom, Brian, Mr. Nobody and his covert ops team before revealing he has teamed up with Jakande.
- Scarily Competent Tracker: He's able to track down the heroes constantly, regardless of how far they go or how seemingly unlikely it would be that he could know their location. In fact, he's recruited in Hobbs and Shaw specifically for his tracking skills.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Deckard sees through deception and deals as honorably as he can, Owen is a powder keg of violence and manipulation who occasionally gets in over his head. Deckard is open about his love of family and warrior's code, while Owen plays himself off as a ruthless sociopath for efficiency's sake. Despite this, they have each other's backs, both dote on their mother's commands, and neither Shaw brother has any interest in harming a child for a senseless goal of destruction.
- Stronger Sibling: Owen Shaw's "big bad brother".
- Tailor-Made Prison: He ended up in a top-secret supermax underground prison in the ending, with Hobbs personally overseeing him getting transferred into his special cell, with only one exit guarding by dozens of turrets. Despite all the heavy security, Deckard declares that no prison can hold him for long.
- Tragic Villain: As noted in Fate by Hobbs, Deckard was a highly decorated British soldier who constantly went above and beyond the call of duty, only to get sold out in the end by the very people he swore to serve. While it didn't necessarily push him towards villainy, it was certainly his Start of Darkness.
- Unflinching Walk: Both his intro scenes.
- He does this in the stinger for 6 after killing Han.
- After visiting his brother in the hospital at the start of 7, he waltzes out of the building...as it is falling apart around him.
- Weak, but Skilled: Compared to Dom and Hobbs, who are both ripped and much bigger than he is (but ONLY compared to them, as Deckard still hits like a truck). Deckard compensates by being fast and very well-trained, on top of being a Combat Pragmatist whenever possible.
- Weapon of Choice: Loves grenades and other explosives.
- Worthy Opponent: Oh, Deckard and Hobbs don't like each other, and are not shy about showing it; however, in Furious 8 they gradually bond through their mutual respect for each other as heroic warriors sold out by their country, so much so that Hobbs punches a wall in grief and rage at the news of Deckards' apparent death.
A terrorist who is being tracked by Mr. Nobody.
- African Terrorists
- Ax-Crazy: How else does one explain putting twelve Gatling Guns on a fucking bus?
- Bald, Black Leader Guy: Appears to be the leader (or a very high ranking member) of his organization.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With Deckard Shaw in the 7th movie.
- More Dakka: He is a firm believer in this principle. In every appearance they make, his forces bring to bear a truly absurd amount of firepower.
- Precision F-Strike: He yells out a few swear words in his Villainous Breakdown during the Final Battle.
- Private Military Contractors: Even though he is a wanted terrorist, he still manages to run one of these.
- Scary Black Man: Jakande is very intimidating.
- Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: He doesn't show up at all in the trailers and promotional materials for Furious 7, which focus on the good guys, Deckard and some of the most colorful mooks.
- Weapon of Choice: Loves Gatling guns and other heavy machine guns.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: How he tries to put an end to his temporary alliance with Deckard.
A mercenary and martial artist who works for Jakande.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He is supremely confident that he can kick Brian's ass. For the most part, he backs it up. Only for the most part.
- Badass Boast: He shouts "Too slow!" at Brian after he manages to trap Brian in the bus sliding towards the cliff, the same phrase is later used by Brian against him as Brian hooks him to a large weight and roll him down the elevator shaft to his death.
- Combat Pragmatist: Eschews a lot of Tony Jaa's martial arts in favor of crushing Brian's skull with a massive thing. He's stopped in time, of course.
- Disney Villain Death
- The Dragon: To Jakande.
- Le Parkour: He does this while chasing down Brian through a building.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He has no problem handling Brian during their fights, even though he is 8 inches shorter than him.
The Head of Security for an Abu Dhabi billionaire.
Fate of the Furious
- "You know what I like about you Dom? You're a genuine outlaw. But your team is about to go up against the only thing they can't handle. You."
A female terrorist and master hacker who wants to corrupt Dom.
- A God Am I: Shows shades of this during her "crocodile at the watering hole" monologue. She plans to steal the launch codes for Russia's nukes, along with a nuclear submarine. This would cement her as a new nuclear superpower, and make the nations of the world fear her judgement.
- Ax-Crazy: She may not do it physically, but she is definitely the epitome of this.
- Berserk Button: Being spoken down to. Not being in control.
- Big Bad: Of Fate.
- The Bully: She clearly gains a high from watching people emotionally crumble from being forced to sell out their family, principles and humanity on her command.
- Control Freak: Revels in controlling others as shown when taking a sadistic glee in getting Dom to do her dirty work, with her ultimate endgame being to take control of a nuclear sub and pretty much hold the world hostage. When Dom is no longer under her sway, it's becomes major a Berserk Button when he talks down to her.
- The Cracker: A Master Hackette who is described by Mr. Nobody as some sort of a computer goddess, who easily beats Ramsey at her own game twice, the first time when she fakes Dom's location when Ramsey uses the God's Eye to track him, and when Ramsey comes up with a countermeasure to that, she traces the signal back to Mr. Nobody's base and assaults it to take God's Eye herself. The second time when she battles Ramsey for the nuclear submarine's control and wins while also simultaneously locks down the submarine when Tej, Roman and Little Nobody attempts to remove the nuclear launch command chip directly from the submarine itself. She also has a team of master hackers who controls the digital world like nobody's business, as demonstrated when they take control of hundreds of cars in New York City and weaponize them to attack the Russian Ambassador's convoy.
- The Corrupter: She manipulates and drives heroes like Dom and both Shaw Brothers into villainy.
- Dark Action Girl: A sultry Metallica shirt, leather jacket, black nail polish, and long twirled-hair wearing anarchist/terrorist.
- Diabolical Mastermind: She is an absolute genius with a megalomaniac scheme to become a nuclear power all on her own. Unlike all the previous villains in the franchise, who had either money or revenge as their motivation, Cipher is the only one with ambitions on a global scale.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Mocks Dom for refusing to humiliate the loser of a drag race by taking his prized car in spite of him conspiring to kill Dom to win the race, taking his respect instead. Cipher sneered that he had no "obligation" to be so noble; but it is precisely because of Dom's ability to turn the other cheek and let bygones be bygones that allows him to earn the friendships and/or respect of said drag racer and even the Shaw Brothers, who turned out to be the trump cards in stopping Cipher's genocidal plans in Furious 8.
- Evil Is Petty: She may be a brilliant mastermind when it comes to recruiting mercenaries and utilizing nuclear weapons but she's a vindictive bitch to the core when she noticed Dom wouldn't kill Letty as part of her request for his mission working for her so as punishment: she has Elena killed right in front of Dom and his baby son to spite him for it.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Charlize Theron's breathy alto certainly fits this trope.
- Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: An absolute heartless monster of a person, but played by Charlize Theron.
- Faux Affably Evil: She seems calm, collected and approachable, but is quick to shed this mask whenever she can't have her way.
- For the Evulz: While she likes to gives out pseudo-philosophical speeches to justify her actions, it's very clear she does most of the horrible stuff she does because she enjoys it. Best exemplified by her kissing Dom right in front of Letty simply for no other reason than to break Letty's heart.
- Greater-Scope Villain: For the entire series, especially the third, fourth, sixth and seventh movies, as she was the one who employed Owen Shaw note (and by extension Arturo Braga) and Mose Jakande to steal the Nightshade device and acquire the God's Eye, respectively.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Her plans are ultimately foiled when, in her frustration to kill Dom in the climax, she shoots a heat seeking missile at him. Dom quickly uses it to his advantage by using his car to redirect it at the Russian sub she hacked, destroying it.
- Hollywood Hacking: She does this in spades throughout the film. Special mention goes to the climax where she uses this to hijack a nuclear submarine!
- Hypocrite: Constantly spouts her philosophy that life is about freedom to do whatever you want when you want, yet takes pleasure in robbing the freedom to choose from others.
- It Amused Me: Her ultimate motivation; "Nothing is necessary, there is only choice." In other words, if it looks amusing, or even mildly interesting, she'll do it just to satisfy her curiosity and boredom, no matter how cruel or monstrous it may be; from causing city-wide car-crashes that potentially can kill thousands, murdering mothers in front of their babies, or randomly firing thermonuclear weapons just to prove her absolute power.
- Karma Houdini: Escapes by parachute before Deckard can kill her, though at best her plan and organization are in shambles and another confrontation will be likely. It's only a matter of time.
- Lack of Empathy: Cheerfully refers to bonds of familial love as chemical responses for species preservation, and with smug pride candidly admits her lack of respect for such emotions allows her to play actual human beings like puppets.
- Mask of Sanity: She waxes on about her actions in pseudo-philosophical debates to try and excuse them and appears calm and controlled but it's glaringly obvious underneath it all she's an insane A God Am I psychopath who wouldn't shy away from the mass murder of thousands or God forbid, likely put entire countries to the nuclear torch for a few cheap laughs and a good stroke of her ego.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Allowing Rhodes to kill Elena to spite Dom cut the number of hostages she held over Dom's head right down in half. At no point did she ever consider this would backfire.
- Oh, Crap!:
- Once it's made known that Deckard has saved Dom's son, she quickly realizes that she no longer as any hold on Dom, meaning he, his family, and the Shaw Brothers are now all free to come gunning for her for all the crap she's put them through. As Dom put best: "You just took your foot off the tiger's neck."
- This is followed shortly after when Dom uses a heat seeking missile she shot at him to redirect it into the Russian sub she took control of. She quickly realizes her folly but by then it far too late to try and counter it.
- The Sociopath: Coldly charming on a superficial level, Cipher confesses a complete detachment from human feeling, refusing to acknowledge love itself above the level of evolutionary function and hormonal responses and uses said emotion to drive heroes into villainy. She is perfectly indifferent to threatening children with murder to force obedience from their parents, justifying her monstrosity with pretenses of Utopian aspirations. Her impulse control is nonexistent as her ego is huge. The only emotions she is capable of feeling are cold satisfaction from watching decent people crumble under her tyranny, and animalistic rage when things do not go her way.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: Speaks in a constantly breathy voice even when threatening somebody's life.
- Underestimating Badassery: Zigged-zagged. She knows Dom is formidable due to him taking down Owen and Jakota, two men that were in her employ. So rather then try and confront him, she manipulates him into working for her via holding his former lover and son hostage. It does nearly work for the most part, but as she got closer to her goal, Cipher got too cocky near the endgame that she didn't realize Dom had set a plan in motion to have his son saved by Deckard and Owen while his team handled her plan. Once that leverage was taken away, she was forced to fight Dom directly. Predictably, her plan gets shot to Hell in a matter of seconds and she's left running with her tail between her legs.
- Unknown Rival: Dom has been inadvertently foiling Cipher's plans for at least two movies, by stopping Owen Shaw and Mose Jakande. She hasn't taken it well. Then she directly tries to manipulate him into fulfilling her plans in their stead, only for that encounter to go south. He mocks her for underestimating him.
- Villain: Exit, Stage Left: After her plans are foiled and the Shaw brothers kill all her men and capture her plane, Cipher escapes from it by jumping with a parachute, remaining at large as the movie ends.
- Villainous Breakdown: She loses it during the climax of Fate beginning with Ramsey setting her back one time too many. It continues even more when Deckard and Owen attack her plane, allowing Dom to kill Rhodes as well as save his son. Then she becomes increasingly irate as her attempts to kill Team Toretto repeatedly fails. She finally reaches her breaking point when Dom uses the heat-seeking missile that she launched against the submarine she hijacked in order to destroy it. To be fair to her, she manages to keep herself composed enough to escape Deckard but she clearly doesn't take the tables being turned against her well.
- The Woman Behind the Man: She was the employer of both Owen Shaw and Mose Jakande in their respective movies.
- Would Hurt a Child: Does not even blink, much less hesitate to force Dominic to obey each and every one of her commands by holding the life of his infant son in her hands, and calmly orders the execution of the boy's mother right in front of him and Dominic for the simple act of refusing to shoot Letty.
- You Have Failed Me: In retaliation for Dom not being able to kill Letty during the mission in New York, Cipher has Elena executed by Rhodes.
One of Cipher's henchmen.
- Ax-Crazy: This diseased-animal takes relish in every chance he can get to murder human beings, especially woman and innocent children.
- Beard of Evil: A long, shaggy one at that.
- Cold Sniper: He is last seen trying to take out the Furious family with a sniper rifle.
- Dirty Coward: In his last bit with Dom, the latter states he's this since Rhodes never tries to fight someone directly despite all his posturing since most of the time Cipher is one holding the leash and preventing her targets from attacking back. Directly telling Rhodes that when [Dom] kills someone, he looks them dead in the eye. Once the Shaw Brothers manage to save Dom's son. Dom repeats this to Rhodes right before he kills him.
- The Dragon: To Cipher.
- Evil Is Petty: Even worse than Cipher - he relishes in throwing his weight around and hurting innocents.
- Hero Killer: He killed Elena under Cipher's orders, and would have killed Letty twice and the rest of Dom's family had Dom not put a stop to it.
- Jerkass: In case you haven't noticed all of the above tropes.
- Karmic Death: Killed Elena right in front of Dom and nearly kills Letty twice just to spite him. However once Deckard saves Dom's son and gives him the all clear. Dom wastes no time unleashing fury on him and ultimately his death.
- Neck Snap: How he is taken out, by a vengeful Dom.
- Oh, Crap!: He has just enough time to realise he's fucked before Dom promptly beats and then kills him.
- The Sociopath: Cipher casually states that the men under her command have no compunctions whatsoever about murdering innocent babies with gunfire; Rhodes certainly showed nothing but grinning-joy in slaying Elena right in front of her baby son.
Hobbs & Shaw
- "Look at me. I'm black Superman!"
A genetically and cybernetically enhanced soldier with an army of mercenaries at his command.
- Achilles' Heel: Despite his ability to see exactly where any attack is coming from, he can still only defend from one at a time, allowing Hobbs and Shaw to trade taking hits while the other gets a hit in on Brixton, eventually wearing him down enough that they're able to just beat him up.
- Ax-Crazy: He is dangerously violent and sadistic.
- Bad Boss: He disposes of one of his underlings nonchalantly, claiming he's giving him a day off.
- Badass Boast: At one point, he boasts, "Look at me. I'm black Superman!" Hobbs eventually admits he lives up to this claim.
- Big Bad: Is the main antagonist of Hobbs & Shaw.
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Averted, he betrayed his country and sided with the villains before any upgrades. He personally defy this saying his upgrades make him more human, a step up in evolution.
- Dark Is Evil: A Scary Black Man who almost always wears black.
- Disney Villain Death: After the Director remotely shuts down his cybernetic implants, Brixton plunges off the cliff he is on and into the ocean below.
- Empowered Badass Normal: He was already a skilled soldier before he got upgraded. Now his cybernetics have made him even more deadly.
- Evil Brit: As portrayed by Idris Elba.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Elba's gravelly baritone lends itself very well to this trope.
- Fallen Hero: Brixton and Deckard were partners and brothers in all but blood, but Brixton joined the Eteon Corporation and turned against Shaw killing Shaw's team in the process.
- Faux Affably Evil: Oddly pleasant for a Social Darwinist Eco-Terrorist. He even calls Deckard his friend despite betraying him and MI6, decimating their team, framing him for the murders, and destroying his relationship with his sister in the process, all without remorse... Not to mention the fact that he's currently seeking vengeance upon Deckard for "shooting him in the head".
- The Heavy: While he does have a superior to answer to, he's still the villain Hobbs and Shaw faces the most and is more active in driving the film's plot.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: A black leather biker jacket.
- Immune to Bullets: He claims to be bulletproof in the first trailer.
- Large Ham: Evil Is Hammy, after all.
- Outside-Genre Foe: He's a straight-up science fiction villain in a franchise based in a mostly realistic world.
- Scary Black Man: Imposing frame? Check. Frighteningly aggressive? Check.
- Super Soldier: The first explicitly superhuman threat in the franchise, as opposed to the usual Charles Atlas Superpower of action movie characters.Hobbs: That son of a bitch really is black Superman!
- Super Strength: Capable of denting metal with his bare hands.
- That Man Is Dead: During a conversation with Hattie, Brixton claims that Eteon built him a new soul to replace the one Shaw took from him.
- Transhuman: Once a normal man, Brixton has been enhanced with biotech and cybernetics to the point where he considers himself the embodiment of human evolution.
- We Can Rebuild Him: How he got his upgrades.
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The leader of a terrorist organization determined to advance human evolution by any means necessary.
- Greater-Scope Villain: They only ever appear over comms with voice modulation, with their identity still a mystery.
- Unknown Rival: They have some kind of past with Hobbs, asking if he really doesn't know who they are.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: They believe humanity will be extinct in less than a century if they continue on their present course, and anything that can avoid it is justified, even if it means killing most of the species currently alive.
- We Will Meet Again: After Brixton's failure they make personal contact with Hobbs and Shaw to promise a rematch.