Character page for The Marine series. CAUTION: Late arrival spoilers ahead! All spoilers prior to The Marine 6: Close Quarters are unmarked.
- Combat Medic: By Battleground and Close Quarters Jake is working as an EMT, and there are scenes in both movies where he is using his medical knowledge to try and save someone's life. That said, he is still a marine who can take on several armed men by himself, and he is a total badass doing it.
- Early Installment Weirdness: Jake is a lot more stoic and quiet in Homefront than he is in future installments. This is because the role of Jake Carter was written with Randy Orton in mind instead of the charismatic wiseass that is The Miz.
- The Fettered: Jake will absolutely do the right thing, even if it means taking on biker gangs and the Irish mob to save strangers he doesn't even know. Sadly this habit got him killed in Close Quarters.
- The Hero Dies: Jake is killed in Close Quarters.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Jake is killed so that Luke and Sarah could escape the mooks that are after them, gunned down before Maddy throws a knife in his chest.
- New Job as the Plot Demands: Jake is introduced in The Marine 3: Homefront as, well, a marine. Then he is working in private security in Moving Target, assigned to protect a whistleblower trying to expose a corrupt army defense contractor. Then he is an EMT in The Marine 5 and 6.
- Right Man in the Wrong Place: This trait is perhaps most apparent in Battleground and Close Quarters.
- The Big Guy: Displays most if not all of the traits one of these typically possesses, even at one time charging into a wall to break out of a locked room. Funnily enough Luke and Jake are around the same size.
- It's Personal: Rescuing Sarah becomes this for Luke after Maddy Hayes killed his friend Jake.
- The Lancer: To Jake in Close Quarters, though the reverse was true during their time in Afghanistan. He is promoted to main protagonist for the rest of the movie after Jake is killed by Maddy and her mooks.
- Mr. Exposition: Within minutes of his introduction, Luke explains that he was once Jake's commanding officer and mentor — and he explains this to Jake himself, as though he didn't already know who he was.
- Old Soldier: Luke is a grizzled old veteran who did several tours in Afghanistan, and he is pretty quick to tell old war stories.
- Bomb-Throwing Anarchists: He is basically this when it comes down to it.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Pope became a terrorist when his family went bankrupt and then lost their house. Then his father was driven to suicide. Then his sister was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Yeah, life hasn't been kind to poor Pope.
- Face Death with Dignity: Pope allows himself to be killed in the climax, knowing that the car bomb he's planted cannot be defused.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Pope claims that his motivation is centered on battling the 'disease' of greed and reclaiming personal responsibility.Pope: "Greed, people. It's a disease that is eating away at our nation from the top down. Personal responsibility. That's what builds a nation. No more, no less."
- You Look Familiar: Viewers of the Arrowverse series of shows may know Mister Pope as Damien Dahrk.
The main antagonist for The Marine 5: Battleground, a psychotic member of a biker gang whose men chase down one of the men who killed his boss in a drive-by shooting.
The main antagonist for The Marine 6: Close Quarters, the daughter of an Irish mob boss who is on trial for a series of vicious crimes. She kidnaps a juror's daughter in order to force him to declare a mistrial via hung jury, so that her father can be freed from custody.
- Bad Boss: Kills a couple of mooks for letting Jake, Luke and Sarah escape twice.
- Dark Action Girl: Not afraid to tussle with two veteran marines.
- Evil Redhead: Natch — she is the main antagonist for Close Quarters, and she is played by the very orange-haired Becky Lynch.
- Kick the Dog: Cracks a joke at Jake's expense after she killed him to Luke before the final fight.
- Knife Nut: She does all of her kills with a knife, including when she killed Jake.
- Oireland: She is the daughter of an Irish mob boss, and she is also played by the Irish Becky Lynch.
- The Bad Guy Wins: She manages to succeed in freeing her father thanks to a hung jury, and she also manages to kill Jake as well. It is short-lived, however, as Luke kills her not long after, and her father is brought up on new charges anyway.
- Wrestler in All of Us: Busts out a hurricanrana while fighting Luke during the final fight. It also helps that she is played by, y'know, a wrestler.