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In general

  • Bandof Brothers: Considering how fiercely loyal the group is to each other, and how much they value friendship, teamwork, loyalty and being there for each other/having each othe's back, this definetely qualifies.
  • Character-Magnetic Team: Nemeses and antagonists such as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw become a part of the Toretto family after their fight scenes with Dom.
  • Dwindling Party: The team's first appearance in Fast Five is their largest incarnation by far, but their numbers get smaller with subsequent movies.
    • Leo and Santos don't rejoin the team in the sixth and seventh movies, with the word being that they lost all their money gambling in Monaco. They are still on good terms with everyone else though, as they cameo in Fate by helping Dom and Deckard's plan.
    • Gisele dies in Fast and Furious 6 trying to protect Han, who is killed by Deckard Shaw during the events of Tokyo Drift. This is mitigated slightly with Agent Luke Hobbs becoming more of a formal member in 7.
    • Due to Paul Walker's death, Furious 7 sees Brian and Mia retire from the team, who are similarly unwilling to ask them for help in Fate.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Dom and the team will be the first to admit that they're not heroes or saints, but even they're horrified enough in Furious 6 by Shaw's vicious crushing of innocent civilians under his tank that they deliberately change battle formation to protect said civilians from the psychopath's rampaging tank. Letty exhibiting these same standards by criticizing Shaw while in the tank with him as a member of his crew is a quick hint that her time as a heel is soon to be over.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Most of the fighters on the team (especially Dom Toretto) are street fighters with little to no formal combat training. This hasn't stopped them from holding their own and sometimes even winning against more highly trained opponents.
  • High-Speed Hijack: Dom's crew specializes in this, to the point where actual law enforcement agencies HIRE them for it.
  • Karmic Thieves: The main crew only steals from corrupt/evil targets.
  • Madeof Iron: Just about everyone (especially Dom and Brian).
  • Multinational Team: The majority of the team are all multiracial Americans (Brian is a white-skinned Caucasian, Tej and Roman are African-American, Letty, Dom, and Mia are Latino, Han is Korean, Hobbs is mixed with Polynesian descent), in addition to the black British Ramsey, Israeli Gisele and Spanish-speaking Puerto Ricans Santos and Leo.
  • Never Hurt an Innocent: They're thieves, not murderers. In the first movie they use instant knockout darts instead of bullets to hijack trucks, and when they become the heroes they very clearly give a care about collateral damage.
  • Took a Level in Badass: All of them throughout the series, but especially Dom, Brian, Tej, and Roman. From being tough street racers and petty criminals to a world-class band of thieves with combat abilities on par with any military special forces.
  • True Companions: The most important thing to Dom, Mia, and their friends is family, which is what causes Brian to flip for them in the first place.
  • Two Girls to a Team: The films tend to rotate which two female members participate in the plot heists, maintaining the trope. Subverted in the sixth film which involves more of the women (including allies of the team) working all together.
  • Undying Loyalty: More than most Real Life blood-families. It is no exaggeration at all to say that this team would gladly lay down their lives to protect each other and the lives of each other's children.

The Toretto Family

    Dom Toretto 

Dominic "Dom" Toretto

Played By: Vin Diesel
Appearances: The Fast and The Furious | The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious note  | 2 Fast 2 Furious note  | The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift note  | Los Bandoleros | Fast & Furious | Fast Five | Fast & Furious 6 | Furious 7 | The Fate of the Furious | Fast & Furious 9
"I don't have friends. I have family."

"Ask any racer, any real racer. It don't matter if you win by an inch or a mile. Winning's winning."

One half of the series' main duo. A street racing mechanic and occasional (later full-time) thief. He prides himself on his bond with his family, both blood-related and otherwise. He first appeared in The Fast and The Furious.

  • The Ace: When it comes to driving. Put him in control of a car and he becomes downright invincible. 8 has him win a race against a sports car, in a much older car that's on fire and literally coming apart while having to drive backwards when approaching the finish line; and later single-handedly wipe out a convoy of terrorists that the entire team was out of ideas for just beforehand.
  • Action Genre Hero Guy: Ticks most of the boxes.
  • Anti-Hero: Up until Fast Five where he's the protagonist but also a lawbreaker and on the run from the cops. He has a full Heel–Face Turn by Fast & Furious 6.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis:
    • Shows incredible detective prowess in the fourth film, instantly knowing not only exactly what went down at Letty's crash site, but walked out with a vital clue apparently even the FBI missed.
    • In Furious 7, he tells Letty during Race Wars to keep the Cuda's speed under 9,000 RPM, because he can tell just by one look at the opponent's car that it will burn out before the finish line. True to his word, the competitor burns out just before the race ends, allowing Letty to coast to victory.
  • Badass Baritone: He has an extremely deep voice.
  • Badass Driver: The one for the series.
  • Bald of Awesome
  • Bash Brothers:
  • Berserk Button/Beware the Nice Ones: Dom is usually a mellow, forgiving and laid-back guy but if you start hurting/threatening his beloved extended-family, this will get him into his even more dangerous state of Tranquil Fury, in other words, prepare to die messily and painfully. The button doesn't activate instantly; it usually takes a few seconds to warm up, and viewers can actually watch Dom reach his boiling point.
    • In fact, the one time you get to see Dom straight-out deliberately kill a man (or rather, a diseased-animal, in this case) onscreen was in The Fate of the Furious, wherein he snaps the spine and then NECK of Rhodes in rapid succession with his bare hands for murdering Elena, the mother of his baby son, in front of them both.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Hurting his little sister or family is not recommended. The last person who attempted the former was thrown out of a plane, and the worthless brute who murdered the mother of his baby son Brian has his spine and neck broken in rapid succession with his bare hands.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: His Establishing Character Moment as this comes when Brian saves him from the Police in the first film. Dom's just beaten Brian in a race and had no high opinion of him before the rescue, but afterwards he treats Brian with friendship and respect, showing just how important loyalty is to him. So yes, he is somewhat of a jerk, but stand up for him and he will die for you.
  • The Cameo: At the end of Tokyo Drift.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: In Furious 7 he's strong enough to lift up the front end of a sports car using only his brute strength. Word of God reveals a lot of this was Vin Diesel's own strength in holding it up, though he was given some aid in the actual lifting.
  • Childhood Friends: With Vince.
  • Cool Car: Started with a Mazda RX-7 until he took his late father's heavily-modified 1969 Dodge Charger. Muscle cars (particularly from the old Chrysler brand) have been his choice of wheels ever since.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His father was a race car driver. One day, he gets into an accident and dies horribly before his eyes. The next time Dom sees the driver who killed him, he nearly beats him to death, earning him two years in jail. Now he's extremely protective of his family, blood or otherwise.
  • Deadpan Snarker:
    • Brian comes to their store every day, gets the crappy tuna sandwich, and is clearly interested in Mia. This eventually gets him into a fight with Vince. Mia asks Dom to intervene.
      Dom: What did you put in that sandwich?
    • This line is spoken by a seemingly deceased Dom when Letty finally regains her memories:
      "It's about time..."
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: He has nothing but the fondest memories of his late father who instilled faith, family values and loyalty in him; and would stay up late to help Mia with her homework
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Dom has a knack for turning antagonists into allies. Of particular relevance are the cases of Gisele, Hobbs, Deckard Shaw and of course his most beloved brother Brian.
  • Disney Death: Dom presumably dies after he and Hobbs destroy Jakande's helicopter, but he manages to regain consciousness after Letty reveals she got her memory back.
  • Easily Forgiven:
    • Buries the hatchet with Deckard in The Fate of the Furious 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.
    • Also applies to Dom's team's attitude towards him by the end of the eighth movie, considering that he did betray his team and put most of them on the international most wanted list and almost assists Cipher into starting a world war. Though considering the life his innocent baby son, whom they would also have loved and laid down their lives for, was at stake, their forgiveness is much more understandable in this case.
  • Enemy Mine: Teams up with the Shaw brothers against Cipher in the eighth movie.
  • Evil Costume Switch: His status as a Rogue Protagonist in Fate is underlined by an all-black outfit.
  • Face–Heel Turn: When he seemingly turns against and betrays his team in Fast 8 (The Fate of the Furious.) Turns out he never truly betrayed them willingly. He was blackmailed and coerced by Cipher in order to protect his infant son's life.
  • Fatal Flaw: His short temper. It's what landed him in prison after he nearly beat a man to death with a wrench.
  • Genius Bruiser: He was the mastermind of the gang in the first movie. He exhibits effective brute force and Super Strength against any opponent, he's also shown to be very observant and capable of thinking logically. As seen in the fourth movie, Dom shows incredible detective prowess skills, instantly knowing not only exactly what went down at Letty's crash site, but walked out with a vital clue apparently even the FBI missed. He is also able to imagine precisely how Letty's car crashed just by looking at the crash site.
  • Guttural Growler
  • Happily Married: Turns out he married Letty in the Dominican Republic sometime between Los Bandoleros and Fast and Furious (the 4th one), but she forgot due to her accident. The cross he always seems to wear was used as a wedding band. Letty remembers by the end of the seventh film.
  • Heel–Face Turn: For all of his symapthetic qualities, he was more of an Anti-Hero, or even a Villain Protagonist in his first couple of appearances, before turning into a more straightforward hero.
  • If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her...:
    Dom: (to Brian, regarding Mia) If you break her heart, I'll break your neck.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he can be a dick, he cares very, very much about his family and friends.
  • The Leader: Of his team, even getting named "the Alpha" in Furious 7 by Ramsey.
  • Made of Iron: For a tall, muscular baldheaded street racer, this dude can surprisingly take a lot of damage in car crashes and explosions and still emerge unscathed.
  • Magnetic Hero: His relationship with Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw becomes much more amicable after their fight scenes.
  • Manly Tears: Shed when meeting his infant son for the very first time...held hostage by Cypher with his mother Elena behind bullet-proof glass.
  • Noble Demon: It's easy to forget that he's the villain of the first movie, the notorious carjacker that California law enforcement has been chasing for months. He's a caring Team Dad, never goes into a carjacking with lethal firearms, and when he confesses having nearly beat a man to death you can just tell he's been regretting it every day of his life.
  • Outlaw Couple: With Letty.
  • Plot Armor: Played straight, subverted, and double-subverted throughout all movies.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Dom doesn't fly off the handle often, but when he does it's like a bomb has gone off. This is a result of the incident following his father's death, where he maimed the man somewhat responsible and has regretted it ever since.
  • Rogue Protagonist: The main hook of Fate of the Furious is Dom inexplicably turning on his crew, forcing them to track him down and get to the bottom of things.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better: His weapon of choice, as he's seen brandishing one in every movie he's appeared in with the exception of Tokyo Drift.
  • Team Dad: To his extended family.He takes responsibility for looking out for them and appreciates it when they come to him with something.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Even though always a man of honor, Dom started the series with a harsh edge of intolerance for betrayal that characteristic of the typical crime boss; Ever since Brian restored his faith in friendship and honor by trading his career and reputation to save him from a life in prison, the big man gradually softens into a tough but warm-hearted Gentle Giant who is willing to forgive anybody.
  • Trademark Favorite Drink: Corona. It's even listed on his police profile.
  • Tranquil Fury: This state is even more dangerous, as combined with his Godlike driving skills, there is literally no place you can hide from his wrath. Owen learned this the hard way, as does his brother Deckard.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: Ever since Brian forsakes his life as a police officer to rescue him from prison, Dom's faith in friendship and honor became so strong that he is willing to give anyone as second chance and let bygones be bygones. Notably; he gives Vince's widow his fair share of the loot in Fast Five in spite of having been ratted out to the cops by him (knowing he did so to provide for his son), lets a Cuban crime boss who lost a drag race to him keep his car and dignity and takes his respect instead, and even accepting that since Deckard Shaw also had his family destroyed by Cipher's schemes, forgives him for the murder of Han and helps him avenge family's honor, earning his friendship in the process.
  • Undying Loyalty: To his family and friends. A particularly strong example of this is shown in the the sixth film when it's revealed that Letty is alive and well, but is also working for Shaw. When Brian states that maybe the Letty they knew is gone, Dom states word-for-word, "You don't turn your back on family. Even when they do." His loyalty is rewarded when he and Letty re-unite.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Don't send him into this state. Just... don't. Just ask Rhodes.
  • Weapon of Choice: Sure loves him his shotguns.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: In Furious 6, Dom and Hobbs defeat Klaus by teaming up to deliver a version of the Doomsday Device double team finishing manuever. Earlier in the fight he also delivered a flying headbutt to Klaus.

    Brian O'Connor 

Brian O'Conner

Played By: Paul Walker
"Hey! We do what we do best. We improvise, all right?"

"You asked me why I let Dom go. I did it, because at that moment, I respected him more than I did myself. One thing I learned from Dom is that nothing really matters unless you have a code."

The other half of the main duo. Formerly a detective for the LAPD, Brian was sent undercover to investigate a series of heists later revealed to be the doings of the Toretto crew. However, his work eventually developed into a brotherly bond with Dom and a full-blown relationship with Mia. He first appeared in The Fast and the Furious.

  • Badass Driver: Is shown to be able to beat Dom in the fourth film and actually accomplishes it in 6.
  • Balls of Steel: Has these, which many people comment on.
  • Becoming the Mask: Infiltrates the street racing scene and Toretto's crew as part of his undercover investigation, only to genuinely become part of both.
  • Blood Brothers: With Dom.
  • Boxed Crook: After the first movie, Brian was, for the most part, a fugitive from the law, out of a job in the L.A.P.D., with a very keen interest in underground street racing. When the U.S. Customs Service gets a hold of him, they cut him a deal in not letting him go to prison. This carries over to the FBI, who were actively trying to hunt him down.
  • Character Development: Uses a lot of slang in the first two films, particularly the second, but the fourth and fifth take place five years later after he matures a lot more. Off-screen, Paul Walker has stated that the most difficult thing he found with his character early on was trying to act cool, and by Fast & Furious he no longer felt that pressure and stopped trying to force a certain image.
  • Character Outlives Actor: In February 2014, it was announced that Furious 7 director James Wan and writer Chris Morgan have revised the script so the footage that Walker shot before his death can be used to retire his character Brian O'Conner without killing him off.
  • Childhood Friends: With Roman.
  • Consummate Liar: He's so good at it that the FBI recruited him.
  • Cool Car: While Dom had been inclined with muscle cars after the first movie, Brian stuck with import tuners. Notables inlcude two Nissan Skyline R34 GTRs (one of which Walker owned personally in real life), two GT-Rs, two Toyota Supras (the orange one from the first; the white one from Furious 7 - which again was owned by Walker), and the green Lancer Evolution 7 from the second.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Brian had a neglectful childhood and eventually became a juvenile delinquent alongside his childhood friend, Roman Pearce. They both spent their last years underaged in a youth detention facility. He also has no memory of his father.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's more easygoing than Dom and not afraid to comment on things he finds weird or silly.
  • Disappeared Dad: Brian told Dom that he didn't remember who his father was or what he looked like, showing that there's a strong possibility that Brian is an orphan, an adopted child, or maybe even a street kid.
  • Dull Surprise: Walker always used this as his backup mode of acting, but nowhere was this more evident than in Fast Five. He reacts to the fact that Mia is pregnant with an expression of "meh, that's good too." A pity, because the acting of the cast all around improved somewhat by then (especially Vin Diesel, now able to show emotions!)
  • Everyone Has Standards: Despite how much him and Vince didn't get along at first, even Brian decides to help Vince when he sees Vince struggling to pull his leg out.
  • Fair Cop: He fits this trope to a T.
  • FBI Agent: He gets promoted to one by the fourth film.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: In Fast Five where everyone uses guns, he simply punched his way out.
  • It's All My Fault:
    • In 2 Fast 2 Furious, Brian expresses regret for not being able to help Roman when the latter was in prison for stealing cars. Roman eases his conscience by admitting it was his own mistakes that got him in prison. It is heavily implied that the reason Brian let Dom escape at the end of the first movie is because of the guilt he felt for not saving another friend from prison even though Roman's arrest wasn't Brian's fault.
    • In Fast And Furious he also feels guilty for Dom being a fugitive which isn't helped by both Mia and Dom expressing open contempt for what they see as his betrayal.
    • He blames himself for Letty's supposed death and then her becoming a member of Owen Shaw's crew in Furious 6 since he was the one who convinced her to go undercover in Braga's cartel in exchange for granting Dom immunity. Once again, he is assured he is not to blame.
  • In Love with the Mark: Well, with the mark's sister, in the first movie.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Played with. Aside for behind the wheel (where he's nearly Dom's equal), he's a capable combatant (but not as much as Letty or Gisele), decent with technology (but not as much as Tej), and good at schmoozing and fast-talk (but not as much as Han or Roman).
  • Made of Iron: Brian endures a brutal beating from Dom (who angrily beats him up after finding out that he was the last person in contact with Letty). Apart from a drop of blood resulting from a minor nosebleed and looking somewhat mussed, he is ultimately unscathed. At the end of the fourth film, he gets T-boned by Fenix, yet somehow survives this.
  • Meaningful Name: He frequently works undercover and has little trouble telling believable lies. So essentially, he's conning people.
  • Nerves of Steel: As an undercover cop, this is a necessity. It earns the respect of Carter Verone in 2 Fast 2 Furious, since Brian can admit to Verone's face that Monica Fuentes is gorgeous without hesitation.
  • Nice Guy: Brian himself can be a sort of cop who has to go undercover as his career. He got off to a rough start with Dom but quickly forms a brotherly bond between him and his family and selflessly sacrificed his reputation and career to free Dom from his second prison escort. He even gets along well with other teammates and won Mia's heart in love.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He admits that he's a very good liar and his ability to slip Beneath the Mask is one of the main reasons Brian was selected to be an undercover agent with the FBI.
  • Officer O'Hara: He's blond-haired, blue-eyed, fair-skinned, and both his first and last names are Irish in origin.
  • Outlaw Couple: With Mia.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Compared to the rest of the cast, he's very calm and collected most of the time. Surprisingly inverted with Dom, sometimes.
  • Retired Badass: Leaves the life behind for good this time at the end of 7.
  • Running Gag: He never manages to fairly beat Dom in any race. Until 6, that is.
  • Sixth Ranger Traitor: In the first film, Brian was an undercover cop while Dom, Letty, Leon, Vince, and Jesse were professional thieves.
  • Tranquil Fury: When Dom gets the maximum sentence (a life sentence of which he must serve at least 25 years) at the end of the fourth movie, Brian doesn't say anything, but you can tell that he is pissed.
  • Undercover Cop Reveal: In the first movie, he reveals himself to call for a medical helicopter to save Vince's life.

    Letty Ortiz 

Leticia "Letty" Ortiz
"You want a piece of ass, go to Hollywood Boulevard. You want an adrenaline rush, that'll be two large."

"I may not remember anything, but I know one thing about myself. Nobody makes me do anything I don't want to."

Dom's girlfriend and later wife. A member of his heist crew, she becomes a FBI informant to find him after he goes missing and is supposedly killed... only to survive, albeit with her memory wiped. She first appeared in The Fast and the Furious.

  • Action Girlfriend: To Dom. She's just as good of a driver (and eventually fist and gunfighter) as he is.
  • Amnesiac Resonance: Still drives the same way in the sixth movie as she did before she got amnesia, and in spite of working for Shaw since she got out of the hospital, she has a distaste for his methods, which eventually drives her to abandon him for Dom. At the end, while she still doesn't have her memory back, she comments that being at a barbeque with the rest of the family feels like home.
  • Combat Pragmatist: A trait she really needs because she doesn't pack as much muscle as rest of the team. She makes liberal use of Groin Attack, makes use of surprise against her opponents, uses hidden weapons and makes use of everything around her in a fight. See also Railing Kill below.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She hates that Dom attracts rats at street races and chases them off, and all but demands he concentrate on her. In Los Bandeleros she tracks him down to Mexico then, "followed the smell of skank" to bring him home.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: She has all of five minutes of screentime in the fourth movie, and the next thing we know, Mia calls up Dom to tell him that Letty has been killed by Fenix. We get to see what happens later, at least, but it's still awkward, especially since Michelle Rodriguez has her name on the posters.
  • Easy Amnesia: Averted; at the end of 6 she is still unable to remember anything before her "death", and makes the Heel–Face Turn on her own. In 7, it's played straight; she starts to remember bits and pieces and finally gets all her memories back at the end.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Appears to have made one in Fast and Furious 6. Subverted when it turns out she only joined up with Shaw because she had lost her memory and Shaw took advantage of that. She's genuinely disturbed at how little Shaw reacts when she tells him one of his men was killed, and when Shaw runs over cars with a tank, she tells him that it's not in the plan. After Dom saves her life, she re-unites with him and the team.
  • First Girl Wins: She and Dom get back together after she leaves Shaw's crew.
  • Happily Married: Turns out she got married to Dom sometime before Fast and Furious, but she forgot due to her accident. The cross he always seems to wear was used as a wedding band. She remembers by the end of the seventh film.
  • Made of Iron: Has walked away from multiple crashes during her life. In fact, she is chronologically the first one of the team to do so.
  • Ms. Fixit: She's a very good mechanic.
  • My Biological Clock Is Ticking: Teases Dom in the eighth film about how they never talk about having kids, despite being in relationship for over ten years. By the end, she decides to adopt Dom and Elena's son, Brian Marcos.
  • Never Found the Body: It turns out her funeral in the fourth film was this, since she's revealed to have survived the ordeal with Fenix in the sixth.
  • Not Quite Dead: Returns (in picture form) in The Stinger of the fifth movie, and is back for the sixth.
  • Outlaw Couple: With Dom.
  • Parental Substitute: To little Brian Toretto in the finale of The Fate of the Furious; it is clear she loves him as if he were her own son, and bears no bitterness whatsoever for the fact that his mother was Elena, Dom's second love while she lost her memories and was presumed dead.
  • She Is All Grown Up: Mentioned as the reason she and Dom got together. Beforehand, it's a one-way Precocious Crush from her to him.
    Mia: Letty grew up just down the street. She was into cars since she was like ten years old. Dom always had her attention. Then she turned sixteen...
    Brian: And she had Dom's attention.
    Mia: Yeah, it's funny how that works out.
  • Spicy Latina: An unflinching, Badass Driver and Hispanic woman.
  • Tank-Top Tomboy: She's portrayed by Michelle Rodriguez, so it's a given she'll be wearing one of these at some point.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Dom. After his arrest, she contacted FBI Agent Brian O'Conner for help and became a double agent for Braga's crime ring in order to allow Dominic to return home. Looks to be averted in Fast & Furious 6 as she's shown to be The Dragon to Owen Shaw, even ruthlessly shooting Dom in cold blood and walking away the first second she sees him in the film, then subverted as she rejoins the crew after Dom saves her life; it's foreshadowed even before then, as she shows disgust at some of Shaw's actions (barely reacting when Letty tells her one of his men was killed, running over cars in a tank for no reason), showing that even without her memory, her standards fall way more in line with Dom's code than Shaw's.
  • Unkempt Beauty: She's always covered in engine grease.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her appearances after the fourth film are full of spoilers, for several good reasons. Being Not Quite Dead and undergoing a brief Face–Heel Turn will do that to you.
  • Wrench Wench: She definitely doesn't fear greasing her hands.

    Mia Toretto 

Mia Toretto

Played By: Jordana Brewster
"Dom, promise me we stick together. Promise."

"We're family. We got a problem, we deal with it together."

Dom's younger sister. She doesn't share her brother's interests, but develops a relationship with Brian in the process. She first appeared in The Fast and the Furious.

  • Badass Driver: Is shown to be just as capable as her bro and boyfriend behind the wheel
  • Brainy Brunette: She's much more invested in school than the others.
  • The Chick: Very feminine and girly compared to the tomboyish Wrench Wench Letty. Until the fifth film, she also doesn't do much in terms of action.
  • Closer to Earth: Unlike the rest of Dom's crew, she's not very interested in racing cars and would much rather go to college and build a good (and legal) life for herself.
  • Damsel in Distress: In the sixth, she gets kidnapped by Owen Shaw and the team has to rescue her by hijacking a plane.
  • Demoted to Satellite Love Interest: She is downgraded into a dutiful housewife and mother starting on Fast & Furious 6, being absent for most of the film until the climax, where she serves as a Damsel in Distress. In the seventh, she is taken out of the main action plot and doesn't even do anything other than giving some moral support for Brian.
  • First Girl Wins: For Brian, against Replacement Goldfish Fuentes from 2 Fast 2 Furious.
  • Girl Next Door: Mia comes across as this during the first film.
  • Long Bus Trip: Is put into this in The Fate of the Furious. Technically, she can come back, but since her role is interwoven so much with Brian, whose actor is dead, and the filmmakers' decision to respectfully retire Brian, it would be very hard to do it. While she has been announced to return inFast & Furious 9, it’s still unknown how big and what type of role she will play in the story.
  • Mission Control: Her role in the Fast Five caper.
  • My Secret Pregnancy: Does this twice, no less. The first is in Fast Five, where Vince's wife discovers that she's about three month old pregnant, but she doesn't tell them until Dom attempts to split up the team. The second is just before the climax of Furious 7, where she tells Brian that she has to come home, or else their second child wouldn't have the chance to meet its father.
  • Only Sane Man: She was very against her brother's carjackings in the first film and warned him that nothing good could come of it. By the fifth film, however, she has come to accept it, as being an outlaw, she has nothing to lose.
  • Outlaw Couple: With Brian.
  • Pregnant Badass: In Fast Five she is shown suffering the effects of morning sickness, but that doesn't stop her from helping to ROB A GOD DAMN TRAIN.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: "I don't date my brother's friends". She, of course, ends up with the calm, reliable and loyal Brian.
  • The Smart One: She wanted to go to college and definitely qualifies as the most rational and level-headed in her family and group of friends.
  • Team Mom: She pretty much takes care of her brother and his friends, despite being younger than most of them.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Her role in Fast Five is more action-heavy compared to the first and fourth, where she mostly does the talking and comfortably stays out of trouble.
  • Undying Loyalty: To her brother and friends.
  • Woman Scorned: Still holds a grudge against Brian even five years after their romance came to an abrupt end with him telling her that he's a cop about to arrest her brother. Of course, she grows out of this.

    Roman Pearce 

Roman Pearce

Played By: Tyrese Gibson
"Come on, man. Guns, murderers and crooked cops? I was made for this, bruh."

"This is crazy. We are not in Brazil. So we got cars flyin', on some 007 type shit? This is not what we do!"

Brian's childhood friend from California. A fast talker, he joins Brian in Miami to take down mob boss Carter Verone in exchange for a shorter house arrest sentence. His bond later earns him a spot in Dom's crew. He first appeared in 2 Fast 2 Furious.

  • Badass Driver: As established with his first appearance in 2Fast, winning a local Demolition Derby.
  • Big Eater: As highlighted in Fast 6, he's the only person to be frequenting the vending machine in DSS's field operations base in London (even after Hobbs blasted it open with his Hand Cannon). In the epilogue, he immediately reaches for the potato chips, prompting Brian to rat him into saying mealtime grace for the crew. Lampshaded and justified in 2 Fast, where he says he's eating as much as he is because prison food sucks so he's having as much on the outside as he can.
  • Black Best Friend: To Brian, and eventually to Dominic as well once Brian leaves the crew.
  • Catchphrase: "I HATE YOU TEJ!!" (Whenever Tej's schemes result in him being the butt of the funniest joke of the film in question, once a film.)
  • Childhood Friends: With Brian
  • Consummate Liar: He's a "fast-talker"; or in other words, someone who can lie through anything.
  • Cool Plane: Seen onboard a private jet in the early scenes of 6, with the words IT'S ROMAN, BITCHES! plastered on the rudder.
  • Cowardly Lion / The So-Called Coward: Roman always be the first to object to a dangerous mission, declaring Screw This, I'm Out of Here! on the grounds that he's Only in It for the Money and the danger is not worth dying for.... only to invariably come back to save his friends in the nick of time because he love them more than his own life or money.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He might be the resident Butt-Monkey of the team, but when he's pushed hard enough, he can be just as capable as any of them in fighting. Shown in the eighth film when he single-handedly takes down four bad guys on snowmobiles with a car door and three perfect headshots.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: It's very likely that Roman had a neglectful childhood and eventually became a juvenile delinquent alongside his childhood friend, Brian O'Conner. They both spent their last years underaged in a youth detention facility.
  • Dynamic Entry: In Furious 7, he suddenly appears from within the treeline to assist Dom in shaking off Deckard.
  • Handsome Lech: He likes the ladies.
  • The Fool: Compared to the rest of the cast.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's an egotistical ass with a really high opinion of himself, but he protects and looks out for his friends no matter what.
  • Motor Mouth: He is renowned for talking incessantly, with his peers frequently telling him to shut up.
  • Never My Fault: The reason for Roman and Brian's dissolved friendship before the events of 2 Fast 2 Furious. Rome was arrested for housing stolen cars in his garage and blamed Brian for ratting him out despite Brian not even knowing about the arrest until after it happened and Rome was in prison. Subverted when Rome admits that it was his own mistakes that landed him in prison and that it was easier to blame Brian than admit that.
  • Only in It for the Money:
    • It's implied that Rome's obsessed with money. When Brian tells him that his "pockets weren't empty", Roman then showed him the drug money and said "we ain't hungry no more either." He stole the money before he helped Brian apprehend Carter Verone.
    • And in Fast Five, he's very reluctant to participate in the mission, thinking it's personal and won't be any good for business. It isn't until Dom mentions that the vault's full of millions of dollars in cash that Rome's willing to change his mind.
    • Averted in 6 when he drops everything as soon as he hears the others need help. Of course after he hears what the group is needed for, he asks Brian "We getting paid, right?"
    • Averted completely in 7. He doesn't even ask.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: He is the least serious one on the team, and often cracks jokes. In 7, he is even named as the "joker" by Ramsey.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Brian's blue, especially in 2 Fast 2 Furious.
  • Scary Black Man: More emphasized in 2Fast, since he only just got out of his incarceration. Still has some traces of it, despite becoming the Plucky Comic Relief when he reappears in Fast Five
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Attempts to do this in Fast and Furious 6, of course, it doesn't happen.
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: His Cool Plane illustrates this. So does his Dynamic Entry on Deckard Shaw's off-roader in 7:
    Roman: I'm back, bitches!
  • Those Two Guys: Falls into this role with Tej a lot.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Him and Brian had a falling out in the past after Brian became a cop and Rome was arrested for stolen cars which he blamed on Brian. 2 Fast 2 Furious restores their friendship.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With all members of the Team, but mostly with Brian, Tej and Han.

    Tej Parker 

Tejuan "Tej" Parker

Played By: Ludacris
"Plan B?" We need a Plan C, D, E; we need more alphabets!"

"It's all between you and the car you build. It's a bond, it's a commitment."

The team's mechanic. He worked alongside Brian back in his street racing days in Miami. He first appeared in 2 Fast 2 Furious.

  • Ascended Extra: He's introduced in the second movie, mainly as a friend to Brian and a race coordinator but nothing more then that making him mostly a minor character. So it was a surprise he was picked for the team in the fifth movie where he was given more of a character.
  • Black and Nerdy: Not much emphasized in the second and fifth movies. Gets better focus in Fast 6 being the tech expert in Dom's crew. Ramsey even directly calls him "Tech Guy" in Furious 7.
  • Career-Ending Injury: He says that his permanently injured leg (crashing into a wall at "a buck twenty", in his words) is the reason he can't race anymore, though he does get into more conventional chases in 6.
  • Car Fu: Manages to disable four of the escort vehicles during the rescue mission in 7 by ramming his SUV with the extra boost from the other cars.
    STRIIIKE!! (Laughs)
  • Drives Like Crazy: And not in a good way. He's shown to be unable to even drive a remote control toy car without getting into an accident, though he has gotten over this by 6.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Tej is very good with technology, identifying and knowing how to open a very large, high-tech safe from the police department in Rio.
  • Mr. Fixit: He's given up racing for the most part and instead prefers to work on cars.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Brought in to be the team's electrical technician and computer hacker in Fast Five. His only prior appearance was in 2 Fast 2 Furious, where he had no such role, nor displayed any of these abilities. Same goes for his sudden and miraculous fighting abilities in Furious 7.
  • The Reliable One: He's an extremely reliable mechanic and friend to Brian, even offering him a place to stay and full access to his garages and cars during an FBI sting. His help allows Brian and Roman to successfully complete their undercover assignment against Miami druglord Carter Verone.
  • The Smart Guy: He's the team's tech guy and the most knowledgeable one.
  • Those Two Guys: Falls into this role with Roman a lot.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • Goes from just being a coordinator and not being able to drive without crashing to being able to keep pace with the others in 6.
    • Goes into full badass mode by the time 7 rolls around. When the team is on the rescue mission in Caucasus Mountains, he lines up the rest of the team behind his heavily-armored Jeep Wrangler and protect them by soaking up the machine gun rounds from two of mook's jeeps before he gets close and knock them both off the road.
    • Also during the mission in Abu Dhabi, Tej and Ramsey are discovered by a security guard who prepares to attack them. Tej utilizes his Obfuscating Stupidity skill to get close to him, before completely destroying him using martial arts, surprising Ramsey.

    Han Seoul-Oh 

Han Seoul-Oh

Played By: Sung Kang
"Life's simple, you make choices and you don't look back."

"You know, who you choose to be around you lets you know who you are. One car in exchange for knowing what a man's made of? That's a price I can live with."

A former member of Dom's crew, who eventually becomes a wanderer and finds himself in Tokyo, working with the yakuza. He first appeared in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.

  • Amazon Chaser: He's interested in Gisele from the beginning, but his Love Epiphany occurs after witnessing her badass driving. He's also seen with an unnamed badass girlfriend at the beginning of Fast & Furious, with whom he helps Dom rob the tanker.
  • Back for the Dead: Although he died in Tokyo Drift (and his death was seen in 6), he shows up just long enough in 7 to have a few seconds of screentime before being blown up by Deckard Shaw.
  • Back from the Dead: Somehow recovers from the explosion in Tokyo Drift just in time for F9.
  • Badass Driver: Arguably the best driver in the third film.
  • Battle Couple: With Gisele.
  • Big "NO!": Han lets one out in Furious 6 when Gisele sacrifices herself in the climax.
  • Canon Immigrant: Han previously came from the Asian-American crime-drama Better Luck Tomorrow, which was directed by Justin Lin, the director of all the films from Tokyo Drift to Furious 6.
  • Doomed by Canon: Han is introduced in the third movie, and then killed off towards the end. Since the fourth and fifth movies take place before that, they were both able to feature Han and show what he was up to before he went to Tokyo. Han mentions going to Tokyo in both films, and it appears he finally does after the sixth film....which doesn't bode too well for Gisele, either. She too gets killed off in 6.
    • Although rumors persist regarding the potential of one or both of them to return.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: Shaw’s Heel–Face Turn in The Fate of the Furious implies this, leading some fans to create the “Justice for Han” hashtag.
  • Heartbroken Badass: At the end of 6. Seems to have gotten over it to some degree in Tokyo Drift, though. Then we see what was found in the wreck of his car, a picture of Gisele. Han never really moved on.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: Falls victim to this in Tokyo Drift.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: Han is your all-around nice guy who's always loyal to Dom and his friends but after settling in Tokyo after his girlfriend, Gisele's death. He starts his own garage and friendship with the Yakuza for a living but not above stealing money from them to support himself behind their back. This comes to bite him in the ass when the Yakuza gets wind of it which puts his favorite pupil, Sean in danger from them making him saves his ass at the cost of his own life.
  • Nice Guy: He's the most friendly and level-headed member of Dom's team and he's happy to teach Sean how to drift race during his last days in Tokyo after the teenager arrived here.
  • Not So Stoic: Whenever Gisele is in danger, and progressing to full-on unstoppable rage (and later tears) when she does die.
  • Oral Fixation: Due to being an ex-smoker. Doubles as a Running Gag, as he was regularly seen munching on snacks in Tokyo Drift, then in his scene with Dom in 4, and "later" on in 5. Gisele correctly deduces that he was a smoker due to his constant need to keep his hands busy, or in her words, "A two pack a day man for sure. Unfiltered."
    • Also serves as a nod to the younger version of his character in Better Luck Tomorrow, who smoked regularly as part of his rebellious image.
  • Outlaw Couple: With Gisele.
  • Personal Effects Reveal: The only personal belonging found in his car was a photograph of Gisele.
  • Punny Name: His name is pronounced as "Han Solo". Also funny because of his previously mentioned role as the mentor to Sean in Tokyo Drift.
  • Retcon: Initially his name was given as "Han Lue", but in Fast Five his name is displayed as the more Korean-sounding Han Seoul-Oh. Of course, considering his character, either name could be aliases. Another explanation is that it's the director's way of integrating Better Luck Tomorrow's Han into the Fast & the Furious universe, since Sung Kang's similarly named characters were given no indication to be the same person before Fast Five.
  • Sacrificial Lion: His death in Tokyo Drift was no accident. The mid-credits stinger in 6 reveals that the Mercedes Benz that crashed his car did it on purpose, and was driven by Owen Shaw's brother Deckard in retribution for crippling his brother.
  • Stealing from the Till: Revealed that he has been doing this from DK, and thus indirectly from Kamata, DK's Yakuza uncle. Naturally, neither Kamata nor DK take this very well.
  • Together in Death: This is suggested in 7 when Dom puts a picture of Gisele on Han's grave.
  • Tragic Keepsake: As revealed in 7, kept a photo of Gisele with him in his car in Tokyo.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Flies into this after Gisele's Heroic Sacrifice. It doesn't end until he puts a guy through a jet turbine.

    Gisele Yashar 

Gisele Yashar

Played By: Gal Gadot
"I'm a citizen of the world."

"You don't need to send a man to do a woman's job."

An ex-Mossad enforcer for the Braga cartel, she defects to Dom and Brian's side and eventually joins their crew in Rio de Janario. She first appeared in Fast & Furious.

  • Doomed by Canon: Is this due to her not appearing alongside Han in Tokyo Drift.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: She successfully shoots the bad guy while falling to her death.
  • Enigmatic Minion: In her first appearance. She serves Braga, while seeming oblivious to his true identity, and having some flirtation with Dom that both he and the audience wondering if she's doing it on her own or for Braga. Later, she tips off Dom about information on Braga, seemingly out of gratitude for him saving her life. A deleted scene from the 7th movie only further complicates this by showing Gisele being the one to get Letty to the hospital in time to save her life, while implying that doing so well help herself in some way as well as Letty. This is largely subverted once she joins Dom's team though, seeming more straightforwardly loyal and reliable. That being said, assuming the aforementioned deleted scene is canon, it raises questions about why she never told Dom and Brian about Letty being alive earlier.
  • High-Heel–Face Turn: She's the only female of Braga's gang, and she's also the only one to pull a Heel–Face Turn after Dom saves her life.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Mainly in her Dark Action Girl days.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Sacrifices herself to save Han from a villain in the sixth movie.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Dom recruits her specifically as someone who can "cover all positions."
  • The Lost Lenore: For Han. He quit putting any effort into building a relationship after her death. Her picture was found in the wreckage of Han's car.
  • The Mourning After: In retrospect, this explains why Han only looks for superficial relationships when he's in Tokyo.
  • Mysterious Past: It's never explained how an ex-Mossad agent ended up in the service of a Mexican drug cartel.
  • Outlaw Couple: With Han.
  • Proud Beauty: she uses her looks as another weapon. Makes sense seeing how she's portrayed by a former Miss Israel.
  • She's Got Legs: Fast Five especially emphasizes this in the bikini scene. Roman even comments on it.
  • Statuesque Stunner: At 5'10'' she is by far the tallest female character in the franchise, and one of the hottest.
  • Sudden Name Change: Her surname went from "Harabo" to "Yashar" between 4 and 5.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: She's an Action Girl who often has her hair tied back.

    Luke Hobbs 

Agent Lucas "Luke" Hobbs

Played By: Dwayne Johnson
"You want to catch wolves, you need wolves. Let's go hunting."

"You know I can't let you two go. I ain't made that way. The way I see it, you've earned yourselves 24 hours. The money stays, though. If I were you, I'd use the time. Make peace with whatever demons you got left. Cause come tomorrow, I will find you."

An elite DSS federal agent who is assigned to track down Dominic Toretto and Brian O'Connor. He first appeared in Fast Five.

  • Action Dad: In 7 it is revealed that he has a daughter named Sam, who's just as snarky as him.
  • Action Genre Hero Guy: Ticks most of the boxes.
  • A Father to His Men: He's rough around the edges but he does care for the people who work under him. So much so that he personally kills the Big Bad in the fifth movie stating it was for his team that got wiped out in an ambush. Also applies once he employs Dom and Brian's team in 6.
  • Badass Baritone: Considering who's playing him, yeah.
  • Badass Beard: Sports a sharp one in most of his appearances, but somewhat shaves it clean in Hobbs & Shaw.
  • Bald of Awesome
  • Big Damn Heroes: Pulls this twice during the climax in 7, first by saving Letty and Ramsey before they can get blown up by a Predator drone and then providing some extra firepower against Jakande for Dom.
  • The Big Guy: Both figuratively and literally; since he's the physically strongest as well as the tallest, most heavily muscled member of the team.
  • Breakout Character: While he was always supposed to be an important character during his introduction in the fifth installment, he's since become one of the mainstays in the series, with him even getting his own spin-off film thanks to his popularity.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Occasionally performs feats that make him appear almost inhumanly strong, such as ripping out of handcuffs and punching dents into steel in Fate of the Furious. He can also No-Sell beanbag shotguns, in the same scene where single shots from the same weapons were instantly incapacitating men in armor.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Furious 7 reveals that Hobbs' DSS office has handguns strapped to the bottom of at least one coffee table, presumably in the event that a lunchtime argument gets really out of hand.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He's one of several brothers born on Samoa to a single mother. His deadbeat Disappeared Dad was a criminal who came back into their lives when they were teenagers, under the pretense of reconnecting with them but really to turn them into his new crew. Luke was the only one to see through his ruse and, when it became clear he was willing to let his sons die, turned him in to the police. He left Samoa shortly after and has never been back since; his brother Jonah is particularly sore about this, saying he abandoned his family.
  • Demoted to Extra: In 7, he gets hospitalized early on due to the injuries he sustained from Deckard blowing up the DSS headquarters and doesn't get too much action until he pulls off two Big Damn Heroes during the climax.
  • Determinator: He spared no effort and never lets up in his his pursuit of Toretto and O'Conner.
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: Apparently in Hobbs & Shaw, his middle name is revealed as "Rebecca."
  • Enemy Mine: With Dom at the end of Fast Five due to the Big Bad wiping out his team.
  • Fire-Forged Friends:
    • With Dom at the end of 6. Fighting each other/side by side has literally knocked a brotherly respect and admiration into each other.
    • With Deckard at the end of 8. 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, though they were veering a bit into Vitriolic Best Buds in their spin-off film.
  • Friend on the Force: He retains contact with the team while serving as a law enforcement agent.
  • Genius Bruiser: Not only does he exhibit effective brute force against any opponent he comes across, he's also shown to be very observant and capable of thinking logically. He always study the files of his allies and targets to figure out their pros and cons (such as when he employed Officer Elena as his assistant even though she's a novice cop because he figured from her history that she's one of the few, if not the only, honest cop in Rio), is capable of noticing things that are out of place (the modern stereo set in a classic Ford GT, the tracker Tej put on his car) and apparently being a great enough leader to be in charge of an elite squad tasked with hunting down the worst criminals on the DSS list.
  • Gatling Good: Jacks the gatling gun from the drone he rammed an Ambulance with, and uses it against Jakande's gunship.
  • Gentle Giant: He's a bulky powerhouse who's able to take down even larger opponents and is revealed to be an awesome gentle father to his daughter.
  • Hand Cannon: Has a custom-looking revolver... which he uses to bust open a vending machine for Roman in Fast 6.
    Hobbs: [after shooting the vending machine] It's on the house.
  • Hero Antagonist: Throughout Fast Five.
  • Iconic Sequel Character: While most of the major members of the crew introduced after the first film are this to some degree, Hobbs is easily the most notable one. He's one of the most important characters in the films behind only Dom and Brian, even though it takes until the fifth film to get to his introduction.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Hobbs has always been shown to be a pretty accurate shot, but in Furious 7 this is taken to ridiculous levels when Hobbs is able to finish Jakande's helicopter off by shooting the black bag of grenades that is hanging off the helicopter... is in the air... at night.
  • Inspector Javert: Characterized this way until he decides to help Dom because his team was killed and he wants revenge. After an Enemy Mine for a day or two, he gives Dom a Mercy Lead.
    Hobbs: Give me those documents. [throws them aside] All I care about is that Toretto is a name on a list!
  • Hunk: Handsome, manly, and devoted to justice.
  • Large Ham: He's played by The Rock, so it's to be expected.
  • Lightning Bruiser: For a towering mountain of muscle, the man is surprisingly quick and agile, keeping up with the significantly smaller Deckard Shaw in their fight in Furious 7, and performing a kip-up during his fight with Dom in Fast Five. And in Fast and Furious 6 it's he and not Dom who pulls out the diving clothesline for their Doomsday Device on Klaus. Given, that his actor himself qualified as one during his wrestling career, this is only expected.
  • Made of Iron:
    • He repeatedly makes fifty-foot leaps out of speeding vehicles without taking a single scratch in Furious 6, whereas similar falls from far shorter distances easily killed Gisele and crippled Shaw. To be fair, though, both those characters hit solid pavement. Hobbs landed on vehicles that were matching speed.
    • Taken Up to Eleven in the eighth film, with Hobbs easily shrugging off rubber bullets as nothing more than an annoyance.
  • Mercy Lead: Gives 24 hours to Dom at the end of Fast Five as thanks for helping him avenge his team. Leads to the following exchange:
    Hobbs: I'll see you again, Toretto.
    Dom: No, you won't.
  • Not So Different: Very similar to Dom, including how they are introduced. Both are introduced as being quite jerkish, then show more and more of a heart of gold as time goes on. Both are protective of their teams and indeed when the team is working for Hobbs and Mia is threatened with death, Hobbs takes sides with the team, rather than the military. Also, get either of them mad at you and good luck escaping their wrath.
  • One-Man Army: Hobbs can send many enemies tumbling just using his sheer brute strength. In the prison escape scene, he tears through countless inmates and prison guards while pursuing Shaw.
  • Out of Focus: In 7, he spends most of it hospitalized due to the injuries he receives from his first encounter with Deckard. He does come back in time for the final confrontation though, and is even the one who fires off the final shot against Jakande.
  • Parents as People: Hobbs is a devoted, loving father and his daughter adores him, but his job prevents him from spending more time with her and he does lament this.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy:
    • In spite of being a modern police officer, Hobbs proudly celebrates his heritage as a Polynesian Warrior though the traditional tribal tattoos that adorn his body, his use of Lua (traditional Hawaiian Martial Arts) in conjunction with wrestling in combat, not to mention imparting the Traditional Hawaiian Warrior Dance to his daughter and her friends to intimidate her school's rival team during her soccer matches.
    • Hobbs and Shaw reveals that he's actually Samoan. Before the final showdown with Brixton's crew, he leads his extended clan in a war prayer to their ancestors that doubles as an extended Badass Boast, finishing with a Pre Ass Kicking One Liner. While wearing a traditional sarong over his jeans.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: One of the main reasons he sides with Toretto in 5 is because he wants to kill Reyes for murdering his team.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Turns on his handlers when Mia is taken hostage by Shaw. Probably helped that one of his inside team was working for Shaw and given how he really values his men...
  • Serious Business: His daughter's soccer team. It is hilarious, awesome and heartwarming all at once.
  • Super Strength: As if being Made of Iron is not enough, Hobbs is able to redirect a freaking submarine-torpedo by hanging off the side of Roman's speeding Humvee and kicking the damn thing into the rocket-launching humvee of Cipher's goons.
  • Token Good Teammate: As the only team member who isn't a career criminal or The Mole, Hobbs takes this role in 6 and during his Enemy Mine in 5.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Celebrates cheat day with a towering stack of pancakes.
  • The Worf Effect: Got injured shielding Elena from Deckard's grenade and the subsequent fall from the 4th floor of the DSS Headquarters, thus ending up hospitalized for most of the movie to demonstrate how dangerous Deckard is. He healed just in time in the climax to pull a Big Damn Heroes and destroy Jakande's drone and helicopter.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Not surprising, considering the actor. His Fast Five fight with Dom features several wrestling style slams, and features him doing the kip-up he often did during his WWE days. 6 takes it Up to Eleven though, with him and Dom actually defeating Klaus by performing the Doomsday Device tag team maneuver. In 7, he delivers a Rock Bottom to Deckard Shaw.
  • Worthy Opponent: Oh, Hobbs and Deckard don't like each other, and are not shy about showing it; however, in The Fate of the Furious 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.


"I didn't trust them. I trust you."

"Life is binary. Zeros and ones. Only two things keep a group like this together. Fear or loyalty. And I don't see a drop of fear among you guys."

Ramsey is the computer hacker responsible for the creation of the God's Eye program. Naturally, she is extremely intelligent. She joins up with Dom's crew after they rescue her from a band of mercenaries, and assists them in hunting down Deckard Shaw. She first appeared in Furious 7.

  • Action Survivor: Manages to hang with the team upon their missions, but it's the hell that she goes through when Dom saves her is what gives her this title.
  • Affirmative Action Girl: Her addition in Furious 7 is possibly to balance out the cast and replace Gisele's secondary female hero following her death in the sixth film.
  • Birds of a Feather: Gets a few Ship Tease with Tej in Fate, most of them basing on their tech expertise.
  • Damsel in Distress: The situation she finds herself in in Furious 7. However, she more than makes up for it afterwards.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To resident techie Tej.
  • Friendship Moment: She began to break down over Dom's Disney Death, and was relieved to see him alive. She's also seen at the end of the film hanging out with the group as they watch Brian play with Mia and his son on the beach, later asking Dom when he leaves if he's going to say goodbye.
  • Gender-Blender Name: With a name like Ramsey, the team can be forgiven for assuming she was a guy.
  • Hackette: Creating something with the capabilities of the God’s Eye may very well make the greatest hacker in the world.
  • Hot Scientist: She's a hacker, but still involves herself with science and is very attractive.
  • Hysterical Woman: Downplayed and justified in Furious 7. She's very calm and collected while helping Mission Control to do some Hollywood Hacking, but completely loses her shit whenever her life is in danger. It's perfectly understandable; after all, she's just a hacker, not a street-racer-turned-hired-gun like our heroes. Over the course of the film, she learns to keep a cooler head during intense situations, but is still easily the most emotional member of the group.
  • Ms. Fanservice: One of the most attractive women in the franchise, which is saying something. Her scene rising from the water in a bikini leaves the audience as dumbstruck as Roman and Tej.
  • Nice Girl: Was very friendly with the crew, being able to tell that they were good people. She was also very broken up over Dom's supposed death, showing she began to consider him and the others as friends.
  • Only One Name: She only goes by Ramsey, but she does apparently have a last name, as she question Roman and Tej about whether either of them ever bothered finding out what it was.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Up until the moment when the team rescues her, they all assumed that Ramsey was a man. The trope is lampshaded afterward in several ways, which includes bits of Fanservice.
  • Sherlock Scan: She's a hackette, so this is a given. She's willing to trust Dom's crews despite having just met them in a less-than-pleasant rescue because she has already deduced that Dom's crew follows him out of loyalty, not fear. On top of that, she instantly deduces the role each member plays and that they're working for the US government. She even accurately guesses that Dom and Letty are married, which is doubly impressive because Letty herself wasn't even aware of that at the time.
  • The Worf Effect: As the person who created God's Eye, she's implied to be one of the best hackers/computer techies in the world. In Fate, she gets outclassed by the Big Bad Cipher (who is referred to as a computer goddess) twice in the film.


    Sean Boswell 

Sean Boswell

Played By: Lucas Black
Appearances: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift | Fast & Furious 6 note | Furious 7 note  | Fast & Furious 9
"It's not the ride, it's the rider."

“So if you don’t drift to win, what do you drift for?”

The main protagonist of Tokyo Drift. After several scraps with the law, he is forced to live in Tokyo, where he discovers a passion for drifting. He first appeared in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.

  • Badass Driver: Almost inverted as he crashes cars in the early part of the film and can't drift to save his life until later. But he learns quick.
  • Character Development: At the start of the third film, he's a Know-Nothing Know-It-All who attempts to charm his way out of trouble that he constantly makes, with a very arrogant streak against adults and friends alike. By the time of Han's death, he has humbled enough to be able to respect people, even refusing to go back to the United States and instead solve the problem his own way by having an audience with a yakuza and politely asking for a race to settle the dispute.
  • The Charmer: He seems to have a way with the ladies. Sort of. He successfully catches the attention of the girlfriends of two different guys, one a Jerk Jock and the other a Yakuza wannabe. This is also subverted when he tries his wink-and-smile combo on Cindy after the drag race and his mouth is full of blood; she is appropriately turned off.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Concerning the evidence tape following the reckless driving incident at the start of the film: "Can I get a copy of that?"
  • Continuity Cameo: He appears in a brief scene with Dom in 7 after their race and gives Dom Han's possessions that he salvaged from the wreck.
  • Drives Like Crazy: For the first half of the movie.
  • Exact Words: In the words of his mother: "We are not moving anywhere." Cut to him on a plane to Japan.
  • Heroic BSoD: After Han is killed. Neela has to physically drag him away.
  • Hero of Another Story: As the hero of Tokyo Drift, Sean goes through a lot and comes out on top. However, his exploits don't really mean much in the story of the franchise as a whole, nor do his skills really compare to the team's. 7 lampshades this.
  • Military Brat: His father appears to be stationed in Japan as part of the US Navy.
  • Tired of Running: States this almost word-for-word when his father attempts to transfer him back to the States to save him from the yakuza. He's tired of running away from his problems and wants to solve them here and there.



Played By: Matt Schulze
Appearances: The Fast and The Furious | Fast & Furious note  | Fast Five | Fast & Furious 6 note

"He's got no call bein' up there, you don't know that fool for shit!"

Vince is a childhood friend and street racer under Dominic Toretto. He opposed O'Conner's inclusion into Dominic's crew especially since his sister favored O'Conner over him. He first appeared in The Fast and the Furious.

  • Armor-Piercing Question: Gives a long one to Dom, pointing out on how Brian's involvement has completely destroyed their crew's lives: they all split up, Dom and Mia are hunted, and Vince is forced to lay low, all of them culminating in this sentence:
    Vince: Where's Letty, Dom? Where's Letty?
  • Back for the Dead: Returns in Fast Five (for the first time since the first film) to have a redemptive arc, but dies three-quarters of the way through during a rescue/escape scene in Rio.
  • Badass Beard: A bearded guy who can drive and fight right there along with Brian and Dom, especially in the fifth film.
  • Character Development: Went from an immature hothead to a caring father and loyal friend by the time of Fast Five.
  • Childhood Friends: With Dom.
  • Fatal Family Photo: Not immediately, but being introduced to his family early on almost sealed his fate from the beginning.
  • Jerkass: Is very antagonistic to Brian because he's dating Mia, the girl he likes, and is constantly suspicious of him being an undercover cop, though not without merits. In the 5, even though he accepted that Brian won Mia's love fair and square, he still blamed him for ruining their lives and have to be on the run ever since he appeared. Still, considering what he had gone through, it's hard to blame him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He proved to be a loyal friend to Dom and always offers to help him and his friends in their jobs at any chance he gets, and all he ever wants is a better life for his wife and son.
  • Killed Off for Real: Gets shot in the gut and apparently bleeds out offscreen in Fast Five. However, considering his sendoff in the garage and the posthumous nature of his payout, we doubt he's coming back.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Consistently bullies Brian with homophobic slurs, as well as fighting him and claiming he's a cop which to street racers would be worse than the false claim of being gay.
  • Redemption Equals Death: After nearly getting Brain, Dom, and Mia killed by Reyes' gang (albeit unwittingly), he redeems himself by saving Mia. Shortly after, he is fatally wounded in a shootout between Reyes' men and Hobbs' team.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Blames (or rather, misblames) Brian for screwing up the Toretto gang's operation despite the fact that Brian saved his life. He gets better but gets Killed Off for Real soon after.

    Tego Leo 

Tego Leo

Played By: Tego Calderón
Appearances: Los Bandoleros | Fast & Furious | Fast Five | Fast & Furious 6 note | Furious 7note  | The Fate of the Furious note 

A friend of Dominic Toretto and part of his gang from the fourth film. He first appeared in Fast & Furious.

  • Badass Driver: Not less than anybody in the franchise.
  • The Cameo: Returns in a brief cameo, along with Rico, in The Fate of the Furious to help Deckard move inside an ambulance.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Los Bandoleros beiges iwht him telling his theories about the corrupt on and machinations of the oil companies to fellow prisoners
  • Just Got Out of Jail: He is busted out of prison in the Los Bandoleros short film before joining the team.
  • The Pollyanna: Enforced male example; he always tries to keep the spirits high in the team, especially if the process involves mocking Rico's more composed approach to life.
  • Put on a Bus: As of the sixth film, due to the actor wanting to concentrate on his rap career. This is written off in-universe when Brian tries to assemble the team - he and Rico are stated as having last been seen crawling around the casinos in Monte Carlo. He manages to make a cameo in the eight film, as detailed above.
  • Those Two Guys: With Rico.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: He and Rico make a routine of taunting each other with every available topic, but they are best friends and quite inseparable.

    Rico Santos 

Rico Santos

Played By: Don Omar
Appearances: Los Bandoleros | Fast & Furious | Fast Five | Fast & Furious 6 note  | Furious 7 note  | The Fate of the Furious note 

Another friend of Dominic and member of his gang. He first appeared in Fast & Furious.

  • Badass Driver
  • The Cameo: Alongisde Tego Leo, in The Fate of the Furious.
  • Determined Defeatist: He is constantly accused by Tego of being "negative." In truth, while Rico is definitely less plucky than his friend, he is away from being inactive or incompetent in any way.
  • The Eeyore: He is a sober-headed man, or at least more than his pal.
  • Put on a Bus: As of the sixth film, due to the actor wanting to concentrate on his rap career. This is written off in-universe when Brian tries to assemble the team - he and Tego are stated as having last been seen crawling around the casinos in Monte Carlo. As noted above, he returns briefly in the eighth film.
  • Those Two Guys: Rarely seen without Tego.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Tego again.



Played By: Johnny Strong

Leon is a friend and street racer under Dominic Toretto. He first appeared in The Fast and the Furious.

  • Social Circle Filler: He seems to exist purely to add numbers to Dom's crew in the first movie and never does anything of significance.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Completely disappears after the first film. Potentially justified; Mia explained in the original that while she, Dom, Vince, and Letty all grew up together, Leon and Jesse "just kinda showed up one night and never left", so he didn't have the same familial bond to the group that Vince and Letty did. It still doesn't explain why he's never even mentioned, though.



Played By: Chad Lindberg

Jesse is a street racer and the brains of Dominic's operations, and he is a wheelman in the heists. Jesse admits to having ADD and is shown often stuttering in his speeches and acting very nervous. Despite this setback, he is the computer nerd of the group as he is responsible for creating the designs, doing background checks on people, and hacking the engine characteristics of Toretto's race vehicles with precise calculations (a potential characteristic of those with ADD as they may at times have high IQs). He first appeared in The Fast and the Furious.

  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Refreshingly averted. This also doubles as an example of Shown Their Work: Jess dropped out of school; 37 to 50% of afflicted adolescents never earn a high school diploma as they either drop out or are expelled for behavioral problems. People with true ADD often find an interest, subject, or hobby that "calms them down" or is able to hold their full and focused attention (such as Jesse's love of cars). They are also at higher risk for things like criminal activity, impaired driving ability, injury, social impairment, drug and nicotine abuse, and poor financial management... all of which Jess exhibits, out of the many possible other adverse effects of the disorder.
  • Sacrificial Lion: The only good guy to die in the first film, his death establishes the fact that Johnny Tran does not kid his words and is very dangerous.
  • The Smart Guy: Of Dom's original crew.



Played By: Noel Gugliemi

Hector is a former street racer and organizer. He is a friend to both Dominic and Brian. He first appeared in The Fast and the Furious.

  • The Cameo: After 14 long years, he finally makes another, brief, appearance in Furious 7 during the Race Wars scene.
  • Continuity Nod: Makes a cameo in 7 during Race Wars and gets socked by Letty.
  • Only Sane Man: In the first film, he comes across the most laid-back and level-headed of the crew heads, considering that Dom is an intense hijacker and Johnny Tran an Ax-Crazy Jerkass.
  • Red Herring: About halfway through the first film, Hector is presented as a possible suspect behind the theft of the DVD players when he comes into the store Brian works at and orders parts for a few Honda Civics (the cars used to pull of the thefts). He's not, and it's later revealed that Dominic is behind the heists.

    Elena Neves 

Officer/Agent Elena Neves

Played By: Elsa Pataky
"If that was my husband, if there was a chance, no matter how small, I would go."

"I'm motivated."

Former Brazilian police officer. Joined the force after her husband, also an police officer was murdered in the favelas. Later leaves to begin a relationship with Dom. After Fast 6, she once again becomes a law enforcer, this time as part of the DSS under Luke Hobbs. She first appeared in Fast Five.

  • Action Girl: She can damn well hold her own in a firefight. In 7, she even comes back to help Hobbs fight Deckard Shaw in the DSS office and survives. And even earlier in 6 where she's not afraid to pull a gun on Hobbs (Her former boss!) when she thought he was coming to arrest Dom. Did we have to mention that both men whom she's not afraid to pick a fight with are also firmly established to be two of the biggest badasses in the franchise?
  • Back for the Dead: Is executed by Rhodes on Cipher's order as a consequence of Dom letting Letty go in Fate.
  • Death by Cameo: Shows up long enough in the eighth movie to have a pair of scenes as a prisoner being held by Cipher to get Dom's cooperation. She is summarily executed by Rhodes after Dom lets Letty go after stealing the nuclear football.
  • Demoted to Extra: She had far less role in the next two films after her debut. While she is a major supporting character who briefly becomes Dom's team's adversary in the fifth, she stays back in the sixth to help care for Brian and Mia's son and only appears in the beginning and the end of the film. The seventh demotes her even further as she only appears around the scenes where she and Hobbs escape from the explosion set by Deckard. Returns in eight, kidnapped by Cipher, along with her son, who had been unknowingly fathered by Dom during their brief relationship. Sadly, she is murdered shortly afterward, to punish Dom for disobeying Cipher.
  • High-Heel–Face Turn: Zig-zagged. It seems like she'll end up in this role throughout most of the fifth film, but both her and Hobbs end up joining forces with Toretto. She doesn't assist them in actually stealing the money, but does meet up with Dom again after the fact.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: While she is in a relationship with Dom, the latter is informed that his apparently-dead girlfriend actually wife, Letty, is still alive. Instead of becoming jealous, Elena allows him to seek and find her. Then when Letty has joined the gang again at the end, Elena chooses to leave so Dom can be together again with her. Taken Up to Eleven when 8 reveals that she'd gotten pregnant by Dom and not even told him because she didn't want to get in their way.
  • Killed Off for Real: In The Fate of the Furious.
  • Law of Inverse Fertility: She moved in with Dom for several weeks to a few months at most, yet during that time she's able to successfully conceive a son. Meanwhile, Letty has been in a relationship with Dom for over ten years but stays childless all the same. If they're using condoms, why did Dom only not wear it with Elena's, as Letty has said that she has no problem with having kids, either?
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Her death in the eighth film manages to kill two birds with one stone, as it allows Dom and Letty's romance to continue unabated and for them to resolve their childless issue by adopting her son.
  • My Secret Pregnancy: She's pregnant sometime during the events of the sixth film and gave birth between that and Furious 7. Subsequently, she raised the child in secrecy, without ever telling Dom as she didn't want to ruin his relationship with Letty.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Her husband, the only other incorruptible cop in Rio, got KIA, and she begins a relationship with Dom, who've also lost Letty. Then it is subverted when Letty is revealed to be alive, and she lets Dom go to be with her.
  • Someone to Remember Him By: Dom and Letty together adopt Elena's son after her death.



Played By: Devon Aoki
Appearances: 2 Fast 2 Furious | Furious 7 note 

Suki is a street racer. She is a friend to Brian and Tej. She first appeared in 2 Fast 2 Furious.

  • Badass Driver: She comes in right behdin Brian in the opening street race.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her favorite shirt gives a good view of her stomach.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her Honda S2000 is colored hot pink. Some of her clothing is to.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Disappears after the second movie. Potentially justified; Suki didn't bring much to the table that wasn't already covered, so to bring her in in Fast Five would have only added another cut to the take and put her in danger for no particular reason. That being said, Tej flirting with other women (such as Ramsay) implies that they might have broken up.



Played By: Shad "Bow Wow" Moss
Appearances: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift | Furious 7note 

Twinkie is a friend to Sean, the first he meets in Tokyo. He first appeared in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.



Played By: Nathalie Kelley
Appearances: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift | Furious 7note 

Neela is Takashi's girlfriend. She first appeared in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.

  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Invoked; she was originally from Australia and her accent goes in and out depending on her current mood. This is often Truth in Television, when things like shouting or being upset will bring out your native accent even if you've lost it over time.
  • Son of a Whore: Her mother worked as a prostitute in Japan, though Neela herself was conceived before the latter moved from Australia.



Played By: Keiko Kitagawa

Reiko is a member of Han's crew in Tokyo Drift.

  • Mauve Shirt: In some way she's like Leon; constantly present, but less developed than the rest of Han' circle.
  • Wrench Wench; She pitches in to help rebuild a wrecked car and does so skillfully.

    Magdalene Shaw 

Magdalene Shaw

Played By: Helen Mirren

The matriarch of the Shaw family and the mother of Deckard, Owen and Hattie. She seems to be a powerful figure of some sort, but it isn't clearly known.

  • The Cameo: Appears only in three short scenes in The Fate of the Furious, though those scenes are pretty critical for the heroes.
  • Cardboard Prison: it's made clear in Hobbs & Shaw that she can get out of prison any time she likes. (Deckard even refers to it as 'cardboard'!) She just doesn't feel like it until Deckard and Hattie reconcile and come to visit her - with some C4 disguised as a birthday cake.
  • Cool Old Lady: The lady is active even in her advanced age and has many resources to achieve her goals. It's implied that even if Dom doesn't approach her to help break out her sons, she'll do that herself somehow.
  • Crocodile Tears: Sheds some of these to convince Deckard to break Owen out of prison. It works!
    Deckard: (exasperated) Every time...
  • Evil Brit: While she isn't antagonistic to the heroes even in her first appearance (unlike her sons), her introduction does frame her up to be one, and her Cockney accent doesn't help matters.
  • Mama Bear: Doesn't take kindly to both of her sons' imprisonments, despite their criminal tendencies. Before Dom offers an alliance with her, she calmly states that she has many resources and won't be afraid to use them to take revenge.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Her fake tears and general demeanor imply that she is one of this.
  • Noble Demon: She may be an apparent crime boss of some sort, but she's willing to strike a deal with one of her sons' biggest enemies in exchange for their return, and then get them to help with keeping her end of the bargain.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Being able to command your extremely dangerous criminal sons will qualify.
  • Shout-Out: Her character looks vaguely like a parody of Judi Dench's M.

    Professor Andreiko 

Professor Andreiko

Played By: Eddie Marsan
Appearances: Hobbs & Shaw

A Russian scientist who was manipulated by Eteon into creating the Snowflake virus.

  • Butt-Monkey: Most of his screentime consists of him being harassed or physically assaulted.
  • Deadpan Snarker:
    Shaw: You know, for a scientist you seem rather dumb.
    Andreiko: Well, I won two Nobel Peace Prizes in a row, but whose counting?
  • The Dog Bites Back: He gets his revenge on Brixton for torturing him by nearly incinerating him with a flamethrower and allowing Hobbs, Shaw, and Hattie to get away.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He attacks Brixton and his men with a flamethrower to allow Hobbs, Shaw, and Hattie to escape, likely aware this is a suicidal move.
  • Neck Snap: Brixton kills him this way.


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