Follow TV Tropes

Following

Characters / The Ministry of Time: Antagonists

Go To

    open/close all folders 

Darrow Limited

    Lola 

Lola Mendieta

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lola_mendieta.png
Played by: Natalia Millán (adult), Macarena García (young)

A former Ministry agent that intends to use the time doors to change History for good though she is not lucky in finding allies.

For tropes related to the young Lola go here.


  • Anti-Villain: She antagonizes the Ministry but she really doesn't want to do any harm to innocent people and may even collaborate temporarily with Ministry agents when her associates are getting things too far.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: In a rare mixture with Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!. She betrayed the Ministry because she didn't want to preserve history when that resulted in people dying, and later turned her back on Darrow Ltd. when she found out that their time machine leaked radiation that killed all its users in the long run.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Fitting her ambiguous role.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Has a contempt for some of Darrow's tactics. Ends up blowing Darrow's CEO's head when she discovers that the time traveling system causes cancer.
  • Evil Mentor: She often tries to dabble into this field with Amelia, with varying success.
  • Necessarily Evil: Believes in it consciously, though she views it with some cynism.
  • The Paragon Always Rebels: She was considered one of the best Ministry agents.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: The end of the Darrow arc. Lola grows tired of Ferguson's nasty decisions and kills him with a bullet to the head.
  • Pet the Dog: When she offers Salvador to put Darrow Ltd. on a silver platter, she asks that all the paintings from the Alcázar (which would have burned with the building) be saved.
  • Reed Richards Is Useless: Her hate to the Ministry is because of this.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: A head taller than other female characters (especially the petite Amelia) and considerably more jaded.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: She sees the time doors as an opportunity to build a better world, which separates her from Darrow's Only in It for the Money mindset.
  • Visionary Villain: She wants to use the time doors for ambitious goals.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She's willing to change history and fix it since she knows Spain didn't go for good for centuries.
Advertisement:

    Walcott 

Paul Walcott

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/walcottmdt.jpg
Played by: Jimmy Shaw

A Canadian (or American, it's not sure) man that can travel through time thanks to the Americans' own time travel technology. He works for mysterious Mega-Corp Darrow Ltd.


    Susana 

Susana Torres

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/susana_torres.png
Played by: Mar Saura

The woman who acts as the liaison of the Ministry with the Prime Minister. Her visits to Salvador's office usually mean trouble for him. She becomes the new boss after he is temporarily retired in season 2. She is also Irene's new love and ally, and a mole for Darrow Ltd.


  • Alpha Bitch: Type 2. She's smart and manipulative, and usually sports a confident grin.
  • Ascended Extra: Susana had a small appearance in season 1 and her role was expanded by season 2 as an ally and lover to Irene and a temporary boss to the Ministry.
  • General Failure: She has ambition and attitude, but she clearly can't keep the head cold under pressure and has very little historic knowledge.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Though she first appears and behaves like an overt man-eater, she is actually in a relationship with Irene.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: When Irene was infected with Spanish Flu, she ordered to bring her back immediately despite the warnings of doctor Vargas not to do so.
  • Mole in Charge: After she becames the new boss while being in Darrow's paysheet.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Every time she visits the Ministry of Time, it's always to trying to stop the work of Salvador and his employees.
    Salvador: (As she leaves the Ministry) Bitch!
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: Takes over the Ministry after the government dismisses Salvador.

    Ferguson 

Ferguson

Played by: Algis Arlauskas

The CEO of Darrow Ltd.


Advertisement:

The Sons of Padilla

    The Sons of Padilla 

The Sons of Padilla

A group of time travelers that want to use the time gates to make Spain a fair, democratic place. If that means murder, robbery or kidnapping, then so be it.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: They want to make the history of Spain fairer and more just for the common people, but they do not care who has to die in order to achieve it.

    Marta 

Marta Sañudo

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/marta_8.jpg
Played by: Belén Fabra

Pacino's former girlfriend. She initially appeared as faking the death by the Russians but it is revealed to be alive and having her own plans to change History.


  • Big-Bad Ensemble: With Bosco. She is established as one of the main villains for season 3 as she is behind the shadows involving certain groups into time crimes and using time doors for her own purposes.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Her pearl collar given by Pacino was found in 1799 during the Goya-Bolívar mission and gave the clue to the Ministry that Marta was behind the "Exterminator Angel" conspiracy.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In "Tiempo de conquista", she adopts Salvador as a kid as collateral to ensure Pere Folch is freed, but when he starts to choke because of his peanut allergy she realizes killing Salvador would not make her better than those she considers her enemies.
  • Expy: She is a homage to Kim Novak's character Madeleine in Vertigo. This includes The Reveal that she is the main antagonist.
  • Faking The Death: Like Madeleine in Vertigo, she is not dead and is conspiring with the Russians to capture Alfred Hitchcock.
  • Femme Fatale: She genuinely lied to Pacino due to being his former girlfriend.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Her father's attack on her causes her to regress to her sixteen-year-old self when she wakes up from her coma.
  • The Lost Lenore: She was apparently thrown from the hotel's stairs by the Russians and caused Pacino an Heroic BSoD similar to Julián's. She is alive and is working for the Russians to kidnap Hitchcock.
  • The Mole: Marta becomes one more in the list like Vargas, Leiva, (old) Lola Mendieta, and (temporarily) Argamasilla and Irene; to become an agent that betrays the Ministry. The Ministry seriously needs to fix this issues.
  • Trapped in Villainy: Marta tells Pacino that the Russians are holding her father hostage. It's all a lie, her father died some time ago and she wants to kidnap Hitchcock by her own will.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: When her father is saved and brought to her, she embraces him but her father is disappointed that she has failed their cause and beats her rendering her into a coma.

    Pere Folch 

Pere Folch

Played by: Lluís Soler

Amelia's uncle, an entrepreneur invited to the meeting of King Alfonso XII with the Marquis of Comillas in 1881. He turns out to be the mastermind behind another conspiracy, which attempts to kill the King as part of his plans to rearrange history.


  • Affably Evil: He is polite and loves his niece Amelia. When he shows his true colours, his feelings for Amelia are the same and tries to convince her to join him but Amelia doesn't want and, disappointed, orders the "Sons of Padilla" to shoot her and her friends.
  • Broken Pedestal: Uncle Pere was a very inspirational person to Amelia as she found her love for books thanks to him. That is, until he is revealed to be behind an assassination plot.
  • Cool Uncle: Amelia loves him very much and thanks to him she became a bibliophile. He becomes an Evil Uncle after The Reveal and, much to his chagrin, he has to order to kill her when Amelia doesn't want to cooperate.
  • Cunning Linguist: Being from Barcelona like his brother and Amelia, he speaks both Spanish and Catalonian as his main languages.
  • Villain Forgot One Detail: Forgetting that he should not have known about Pacino not knowing Catalan. Unfortunately, Pacino realizes this a tad too late.
  • Villain Has a Point: His speech against Salvador and the Ministry after his arrest about how the mistakes of history tend to repeat themselves.
    The Restauration is a corrupt regime. The entire government is spending their vacation at an entrepreneur's house, the same man they will make richer by way of decrees. Justice isn't equal for the rich and the poor. And two political parties share the power and the benefits. Looks like I'm talking about your time instead of mine.
  • Visionary Villain: He is also a time traveler, apparently possessing a Ripple Effect-Proof Memory, who wants to change history to fix its mistakes and create a better past that a better future can be built on.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He pretends to kill King Alfonso XII and his staff to erase the Restauration government as he considers it, in his own words, corrupt.

    Marta's Father 

Marta's Father

Played by: Unknown

The founder of the Sons of Padilla. He was executed in 1821 for a terrorist attack that caused numerous casualties.


  • Greater-Scope Villain: He founded the Sons of Padilla, who alongside the Ángel Exterminador are the main antagonists of season 3, and is the father of Marta.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He considers his mass killings as for the greater good of Spain and, if there are innocent children on the way, that only means they will die for his cause as martyrs.
Advertisement:

The Ángel Exterminador

    The Ángel Exterminador Conspiracy 

The Ángel Exterminador

An ultraconservative group that intends to re-establish the ancién régime in Spain by means of using the time doors to change key moments of Spain's history so liberalism will not take hold of the country.


  • Dark Is Evil: Their followers all wear black robes and act in the shadows.
  • Dystopia Justifies the Means: They may consider themselves well-intentioned, but their goal to turn Spain into a theocratic, authoritarian monarchy is not something that many 21st-century Spanish people would desire, and they lack Philip II's redeeming qualities.

    Bosco 

Bosco

Played by: Luis Iglesia

A high ranking member (perhaps even the leader) of the Ángel Exterminador.


  • Big-Bad Ensemble: With Marta. The factions they lead act as the main antagonists of season 3.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He fakes ignorance of the many important and delicate issues the Ministry of Time is facing.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He refers to Rabbi Levi with a derogatory "jew".
  • Pop-Cultural Osmosis Failure: Surprisingly, plot-wise relevant. When he does not recognize a Shout-Out Salvador makes after the plot is saved, which anyone Bosco's age would have caught, Salvador realizes there is more to the man than what he attempts to portray.
  • The Mole: Manages to be assigned as the Ministry's liaison with the Government.
  • You Have Failed Me: When one of his lackeys arrives after the patrol stops their plans to travel to the future, he makes sure to not fail him again by killing his lackey.

    Francisco Morales 

Francisco Morales

Played by: Óscar de la Fuente

Originally posing as a suspicious workman to Salvador when the Ministry was under repairs, he is actually a mysterious assassin who travels through time, working for the Ángel Exterminador.


  • Cold Sniper: He attempted to shoot the English ambassadors in episode 26 to cause chaos in 1604. Pacino killed him just in time.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Pacino kills him for real in episode 26 when previous episodes were investigating him deeply. Considering that Marta is a much a bigger threat than him, he got killed to develop her as one of season 3's main antagonists.
  • Expy: A wheelchaired Salvador considers him the suspect, like Raymond Burr's character in Rear Window. They both happen to be villains.
  • The Voiceless: Almost no word is speaken through his lips.

    Arteche 

Arteche

Played by: Agus Ruiz

A mysterious man that forms part of the Ángel Exterminador, and that has a surprisingly regenerative ability.


  • Adult Fear: He has been forced to live, unchanged, while the women he fell in love with, and then their children, died.
  • Grandfather Paradox: Averted when he goes back in time and prevents the event that made him immortal.
  • Healing Factor: Powerful enough to effectively make him an Implacable Man. He easily shrugs off being shot point blank with both a modern and an early-19th century handgun, and revives after shooting himself in the heart.
  • Not So Different: From Alonso. Both are men of honor, capable soldiers who hurt because they have lost those they loved.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He only joined the Ángel Exterminador because they promised to send him back in time to stop the event that made him immortal.
  • The Slow Path: He does not travel through time. Rather, time travels through him.
  • Time Abyss: He fought alongside Viriathus (that would be 2nd century BC) when an old man gave him a concoction that turned him immortal. Ever since, he has been in pretty much every war that has taken place in Spain or been fought by Spanish soldiers, at least until the 19th century.
  • Will Not Tell a Lie: As he is a man of honor, he will remain silent before saying a lie, and gets angry when someone implies he is doing the latter.

Episodic Antagonists

    Thibaud 

Thibaud

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/thibaud_mdt.PNG
Played by: Josep Linuesa

A high ranking officer of the Napoleonic army who wants to use the time doors to kill "El Empecinado"'s anti-Napoleonic revolution.


  • Asshole Victim: Alonso shoots him dead toward the end of the episode.
  • Dirty Coward: Not only he killed two police officers with a gun, he killed his Spanish ally to get all the glory for himself.
  • French Jerk: He is quite arrogant and wants to kill "El Empecinado", but he also betrays his Spanish ally by shooting a 21st century police gun on his back.
  • Warm-Up Boss: He is the first antagonist the main trio has to face.

    Heinrich Himmler 

    Torquemada 

    Díaz Bueno 

Alberto Díaz Bueno

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/diaz_bueno.png
Played by: Francesc Orella

A 21st century corrupt banker who travels to 1520 and becomes a royal tax collector.


  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He was the founder of a communication counselling company, who got imprisoned for fraud. Fled from prison during a penitentiary leave and ended up in the 16th century Salamanca. It's revealed that he received some help from Lola Mendieta, whom he later betrayed.
  • Evil Debt Collector: Being in the 16th century is Heaven for a money hungry banker, as there is no democracy and he can collect the taxes he wants with dubious methods.
  • Ironic Name: The second half of his surname means 'good', which he certainly isn't.

    Leiva 

    Morán 

Francisco Morán

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/moran.png
Played by: Andrés Gertrúdix

A vicious Serial Killer that uses a cabinet-time door to commit his crimes and indirectly caused the death of Pacino's father.


  • Arch-Nemesis: To Pacino, since his father failed to catch Morán and committed suicide as he was thought to be crazy.
  • Freudian Excuse: He saw his father brutally killing his mother and reenacts the same scene.
  • Serial Killer: Morán murders single mothers in front of their children to reenact the murder of his mother at the hands of his father.

    Morán's Father 

Morán's Father

Played by: Antonio Reyes

Francisco Morán's violent cruel father who killed his wife, turning his son into a vicious serial killer.


  • Abusive Parents: Not only was a violent husband who would beat his wife but also a terrible father. He was willing to kill his son after he witness his wife's death.
  • Asshole Victim: Morán's father killed his wife and was willing to kill his son too. Also, he was not punished for his crime. Then Pacino travels to the 19th century and shoots him to death, restoring Morán's persona and his victims' life.
  • Domestic Abuse: Hitting his wife frequently and then killing her in the process. He also wanted to kill his son.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He was the cause that made Morán a serial killer that would murder single mothers in front of their children after he killed his wife when Morán was hiding in the cabinet.

    Enriqueta/"The Vampiress of Raval" 

Enriqueta Martí, aka "The Vampiress of Raval"

See The Ministry of Time: Historical Characters

    Dr. Madrigal 

Dr. Madrigal

Played by: Mario Tardón

The main culprit of a child abducting scandal in 1986, he is collaborating with Enriqueta to find children to illegally give them into adoption.


  • Asshole Victim: All the punches, knock outs and menaces he receives are for good as he would order to kidnap children.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: He collaborates with Enriqueta to illegally get children born in underdeveloped and poor families to give them into adoption.
  • Butt-Monkey: He gets menaced with brute force by Alonso and he is pointed at knife point by Enriqueta. Then he gets K.O.'d by Alonso once he is not useful.
  • Fat Bastard: The pounds he must weight are the same kilos of culprit for doing what he did. He is a bit bald too.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He has children living in poor conditions kidnapped because he thinks he can give them a better home. Probably, but he makes profit of it.

    Lombardi 

    Don Fadrique 

Don Fadrique de Villaespesa

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fadrique.png
Played by: Nancho Novo

Constanza's hot tempered and unwanted husband from the Middle Ages.


  • Arranged Marriage: Constanza's parents were nobles that arranged a marriage with the nobleman Fadrique much to her disdain.
  • Badass Baritone: Fadrique has a deep and cultivated voice like Ernesto, and gives Alonso a great sword battle.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He says that, when dueling, he only abides by one rule: the loser dies.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Fadrique is a fine swordsman. The young shepard Sancho, who was untrained, had all his attacks blocked and only could Face Death with Dignity. Later on, Alonso proves a much tougher opponent.
  • No Indoor Voice: He remains calm for most of the episode even in his most hot blooded moments. Then Constanza disappears and shouts her name from the deepest part of his lungs.
  • Not Worth Killing: After defeating him, Alonso spares his life telling him that duels between knights are always to death, but he doesn't deserve to be treated as a knight.

    Philip II of Spain 

    Petrov 

Petrov

Played by: Pierre Kiwitt

A Soviet spy who wants to kidnap Hitchcock in the 1958 San Sebastián Film Festival.


  • Asshole Victim: Petrov being a jerk Russkie had a Cruel and Unusual Death when Morales poisoned him that made him shook violently and foamed as it went through his veins.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Petrov does not tell information that easy. Pacino has to use extreme violence to have him spit out his intentions.

    Aurelia 

Aurelia

Played by: Adelfa Calvo

A prominent woman in the village of Trasmoz who doesn't like the presence of the "witch" Mencía.


  • Evil Matriarch: Her husband is only a pawn when in front of people. The village of Trasmoz is actually under the control of Aurelia who states when males can be born and she leads the Satanist rites.
  • Fat Bastard: She is overweight, considers Mencía a witch, kills Juana, leads Satanist rites and drugged Amelia and Alonso while they stayed in the village.
  • Karma Houdini: She receives no punishment for indirectly causing Mencía to commit suicide or drugging Amelia and Alonso.

Alternative Title(s): El Ministerio Del Tiempo Antagonists

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report