The youngest of the Renault brothers. He works as a drug runner with his brother Jacques and Leo.
- Stuffed into the Fridge: While Jacques has a tangential connection to the Laura Palmer case and his death was linked to that, Bernard's death was just silencing a loose end and providing motivation for his brother Jean to seek revenge
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Of all the Renault Brothers we know the least about him and he has the least amount of appearances and characterization.
A pimp who works as the bartender at the Roadhouse. He was sexually involved with Laura Palmer and Leo's partner in drug dealing.
- Fat Bastard: The camera frequently zooms in on the details on Jacques' fat face, to underline what a gross and unpleasant person he is.
- I'll Take Two Beers Too: To underline his gluttonous nature, when he discusses business with the undercover Cooper, he has two large pints of beer in front of him, compared to the more modest cocktail Cooper is drinking from.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Walter Olkewicz's French-Canadian accent noticeably slips on at least a couple of occasions such as when he briefly speaks at the end of episode 7 and the latter part of the Pink Room scene in the prequel film.
- Red Herring: At the end of season 1, he becomes a huge suspect for the murder of Laura Palmer, but he's quickly revealed to be innocent despite his sleazy personality and activities, as well as his involvement with her the night she was killed.
- Run for the Border: Type A. Upon finding out that his brother left a message that the police were onto him, Jacques calls Leo telling him they have to make a border run. He ends up working at One Eyed Jack's.
A criminal who comes to Twin Peaks to avenge his dead brothers.
- Arc Villain: After the Laura Palmer murder is solved and closed, Jean Renault takes over as main villain for the middle half of Season 2.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: He uses it to kill a random strawberry and Blackie, the madam of One Eyed Jacks.
- Canada, Eh?: His brothers Jacques and Bernard could have moved from Quebec to British-Columbia, but it definitely turns to a case of Artistic License Geography when hes identified as a major criminal in the Northwest. No matter if its the precisely Northwest Territories or the whole Northwest of Canada, its loosely a strategic area for mobsters and its pretty far from Washington State.
- Evil Redhead: Is both evil and a ginger.
- Faux Affably Evil: Unlike his less intelligent younger brothers Jacques and Bernard, Jean is very good at putting on a suave personality when dealing with others to disguise his ruthlessness, which is partly what makes him the most dangerous of the three.
- Never My Fault: He gives a passionate speech about how Cooper's arrival in town led to the destruction of Twin Peaks quiet simplicity, conveniently ignoring that maybe his drug dealing ring was bad for the town.
- Revenge: He blames Cooper for the death of his brothers.
- Suicide by Cop: Even when Cooper was warning him, Jean Renault wasn't going to go down without trying to kill Coop.
A member of the Renault family who debuts in The Return. His relation to the previous brothers is unknown but much like them he is a criminal.
- Beard of Evil: Of the scruffy-unkept variety. Jean-Michel's beard gives him the underhanded appearance to match his underhanded deeds.
- The Cameo: Unlike the other Renaults, Jean-Michel has no real significance to the story outside of giving Walter Olkewicz a small reappearance.
- Strong Family Resemblance: To Jacques. Justified in that Walter Olkewicz plays both characters.
A powerful businessman who briefly menaces the town of Twin Peaks.
- Ambiguous Situation: We never find out who did what in the Josie/Thomas/Packard situation.
- Amoral Afrikaner: He's a fairly powerful and cruel businessman from South Africa.
- Arc Villain: For Josie's and Catherine's arcs he's the one behind the scenes causing them grief. Fittingly he's introduced in person after Jean Renault is defeated and Eckhardt takes over as the villain for the next arc.
- Church Going Villain: Alludes to having become religious during his conversation with Hank Jennings, but also seems to see it as a cynical way to put on a good face while exploiting his victims.
- Cool Shades: He possesses a very nice pair of them.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Used to be Andrew Packard's business partner in selling lumber in Hong Kong.
- Didn't See That Coming: Josie exercising Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?.
- The Dreaded: Josie is terrified of him and blames him for everything wrong in her life.
- Entitled to Have You: Believes he owns Josie and that she should be his and his alone.
- Evil Sounds Deep: David Warner's voice is an excellent example of this, though it's more raspy than deep.
- Evil vs. Evil: Thomas vs. Packard vs. Josie.
- Love Makes You Evil: He's very possessive of Josie which leads him to coming to Twin Peaks himself and bringing all kinds of trouble with him.
- Manipulative Bastard: Has this reputation with Andrew and Catherine.
- Straw Political: Some of Mark Frost's New Deal Democrat views become very apparent when Thomas Eckhardt refers to attending Republican fundraisers (he treats them as dating socials as well as a way to find more victims to exploit).
- Thanatos Gambit: Arranges a post-mortem puzzle for Pete and Andrew which basically leads them to follow a series of clues to a bomb that kills them both.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Doesn't make that many appearances despite massive build-up.
A mysterious asian businessman who arrives in Twin Peaks looking for Josie Packard. He's an agent of Mr. Eckhardt here to bring her back to him.
- The Brute: Miss Jones fills in as a traditional Dragon (being the 2nd in command who attempts to kill on Eckhardt's orders) while Mr. Kumagai is more of the muscle meant to show force and strong-arm Josie back to Hong Kong.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: He disappears after giving Josie the ultimatum to come back to Eckhardt and it's not until Thomas Eckhardt enters the story personally many episodes later do we find out that Mr. Kumagai was Killed Offscreen by Josie.
- The Worf Effect: Introduced beating up Hank Jennings, then top dog, to establish himself as a threat.
Thomas Eckhardt's assistent.
- Amoral Afrikaner: Much like her boss she's a ruthless gangster and after being arrested she just stops talking and demands to speak to the South African embassy.
- The Dragon: Eckhardt's assistant who keeps his evil affairs in order. When Eckhardt dies she goes about trying to clear up all the loose ends he left, including personally trying to murder Sheriff Truman.
- Femme Fatale: Perhaps best displayed when she gets into bed with Truman, kisses him and tries to strangle him.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: The only member of Eckhardt's gang still operational after his arc ends. She's sent to jail, resists interrogation and waits on word from the South African Embassy. Questions like why she tried to kill the sheriff are quickly dismissed by the officers just guessing Eckhardt ordered her to because Truman was in love with Josie.
Norma's half-sister and a beautiful refugee from a convent who takes up residence in Twin Peaks. She starts work at the Double R Diner and soon becomes Cooper's love interest.
- Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Audrey's Veronica.
- Broken Bird: The Final Dossier reveals that her childhood and adolescence wasn't very happy. Her mother, Vivian, was neglectful at best and strongly implied to be emotionally abusive towards her. Her first stepfather, Roland, tried to sexually assault her when she was 16, resulting in her attempting suicide and then doing six months stay at a psychiatric hospital afterwards.
- Executive Meddling: Was installed in the series to be Cooper's love interest in place of Audrey.
- Fan Service With A Smile: Becomes a waitress at the Double R Diner.
- Fate Worse than Death: Her final fate is revealed in The Final Dossier, and it is not a happy one. After her kidnapping by Windom Earle and return of Black Lodge, Annie had spent the rest of her life catatonic and completely silent, only capable of sitting in whatever chair her caregivers places her in and staring blankly into space. The only breaks in this behavior has been two suicide attempts, and when she says a single sentence at the exact same time every year, on the anniversary of her kidnapping: "I'm fine.".
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: Despite learning in The Missing Pieces that she might be in danger because she got her hand on the owl ring, Dale Cooper never seems to be interested in learning about her whereabouts after recovering near the end of The Return.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has one on her wrist that's never explained, but presumably from a suicide attempt.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: A sweet girl who escaped from a nunnery played by the very blonde Heather Graham.
- Nice Girl: Almost as nice as Audrey.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Has qualities of Shelly and Audrey.
- Uncertain Doom: Harry assures Cooper that she's OK, but Annie's fate is left up in the air post season 2.
- Fire Walk With Me has her bleeding visage appear to Laura in a dream, telling her of Cooper's fate in the lodge.
- The Missing Pieces does show her alive, but catatonic. She says the same line she spoke to Laura in her dream, but doesn't seem to be cognizant.
- She's referenced in The Return, but her status is deliberately danced around. During Norma's conversation with a former lover he says that she told him she had no other family.
- Finally revealed in The Final Dossier, in which her Fate Worse than Death is revealed.
The madame for One Eyed Jacks and the mastermind behind Audrey Horne's kidnapping.
- Big Bad Wannabe: She is way out of her depth when she graduates from prostitution to kidnapping.
- Character Death: She's fatally stabbed by Jean Renault early in Season 2, during the police raid on One Eyed Jack's, when it seems that she might be willing to sell him out to protect herself.
- Depraved Bisexual: The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer reveals that she availed herself of the services of the girls at One Eyed Jack's, in addition to having a long-standing affair with its male owner and certain regular clients.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Is a beautiful pale skinned and dark haired woman.
- Functional Addict: Blackie has a heroine addiction, and while she is stable most of the time, she quickly becomes a wreck if she not given the drug regularly. The Horne brother uses this fact to control her and keep her docile.
Madeline "Maddy" Ferguson
Laura Palmer's identical cousin. She comes to Twin Peaks to help find justice for her dead relative.
- Alone with the Psycho: In her final scene, with BOB. She doesn't survive.
- Author Appeal: Maddy's hometown is Missoula, Montana, which is also the birthplace of David Lynch.
- Backup Twin: Backup Cousin, actually.
- Back from the Dead: At the very least implied. According to Mark Frost, the fact that Cooper changed the timeline by the end of The Return by preventing Laura's murder, means that Maddy is "almost certainly alive" in the new timeline.
- Butt-Monkey: Maddy tries to help get justice for her cousin but nothing goes right and she almost breaks up her only friends in Twin Peaks.
- Break the Cutie: The drama in Twin Peaks starts taking its toll on the poor girl, to the point where she starts crying because people keep seeing Laura in her. She does try and pull herself together and then this trope slips into Kill the Cutie as BOB/Leland chases her down and kills her.
- Character Death: An especially infamous and shockingly brutal one (at least for the time of the original broadcast). She ends up getting beaten to death by Leland possessed by BOB.
- Dawson Casting: Possibly averted. The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer establishes Maddy as three years older than Laura Palmer despite their identical appearances. Which may be Fridge Brilliance given that's closer to Sheryl Lee's actual age. Played with as Maddie is never treated as any older than Donna or James.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Her death at BOB's hands is one of the most brutal scenes in the show.
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: Maddy has a shockingly small amount of information about her outside of The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer.
- Meganekko: Although she ditches the glasses later on.
- Nice Girl: Unlike her much edgier cousin, whose personal life was steeped in sex, drugs and deception, Maddy is straight out sweet and innocent. Even when she goes along with James and Donna's risky plans to find out who killed Laura, she's usually hesitant to go through with it or is regretful afterwards, probably only going along with them in the first place out of a desire to make some sorts of friends in Twin Peaks.
- Psychic Dreams for Everyone: She has visions of BOB, possible foreshadowing of her fate.
- Replacement Gold Fish: Unfortunately for her she ends up being a dark deconstruction of the trope.
- Shout-Out: Madeleine Ferguson's name is a reference to the two main characters of Vertigo: Scottie Ferguson and Madeleine Elster. That film has similar usage of Uncanny Family Resemblance and Replacement Gold Fish.
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: To her cousin Laura Palmer. It starts to really get to her in Season 2 that people see so much of Laura in her.Maddy: (in tears) I'm nothing like Laura!
A woman who causes no end of trouble for James Hurley.
- Ambiguously Evil: Like Josie, it's never entirely clear whether Evelyn Marsh is telling the truth about anything.
- Bad "Bad Acting": A charitable interpretation of her seduction of James is she's not that good at it.
- Consummate Liar: Averted as her lies are close to Blatant Lies but James buys them hook, line, and sinker.
- Expy: Basically is a Caucasian Josie Packard.
- Even Evil Has Standards: One interpretation of why she balked at framing James. The other is a High-HeelFace Turn. A third is she recognized killing James was possible but Donna would be one body too many.
- Femme Fatale: Is a walking stereotype, down to the allegedly abusive husband and the seeming intent to seduce James into a criminal situation.
- Karma Houdini: Basically puts all the blame on her partner and plays the role of a terrified victim.
- Kick the Dog: All but brags to Donna she's slept with James (Donna's boyfriend at the time). This despite the fact Donna and James are seventeen.
- Manipulative Bitch: Plans to frame James Hurley for killing her husband.
- She's Got Legs: And loves showing them off.
- Sympathetic Adulterer: How Evelyn Marsh portrays herself. The truth is she's anything but.
- The Vamp: A classic example of one who easily persuades James Hurley to come to her bed.
- Wacky Wayside Tribe: The storyline that she starts off by involving James ultimately doesn't really go anywhere, nor does it lead to any lasting or tangible character development for James, and the repercussions of it are resolved off-screen in The Final Dossier, which even makes a Discontinuity Nod at its expense.
- Women Prefer Strong Men: Acts this way, anyway, goading James into reflecting on his "free" lifestyle of living on the road.
John Justice Wheeler
A love interest brought in for Audrey Horne when Cooper and her romance was shot down by Executive Meddling.
- The Ace: Rose from humble beginnings with Ben's help to raise his own empire.
- "Awesome McCool" Name: John Justice Wheeler is about the most 90s name you could come up with. Either that or something which belongs in Western Animation.
- But Now I Must Go: Pretty much how his break-up with Audrey is handled.
- Catchphrase: "Call me Jack." No one does.
- Character Shilling: Ben Horne gives the guy's glowing recommendations in front of his daughter.
- Debt Detester: It's implied that rather than genuinely liking Ben Horne, Jack feels indebted to him for giving him the seed money to start his company.
- Honest Corporate Executive: Despite the fact he's a corporate raider, he's depicted as fixing damaged businesses so they'll flourish while also making them eco-friendly. In short, the very opposite of Ben Horne.
- Improbable Age: A Downplayed Trope example. Billy Zane was about 25 when Twin Peaks aired and while it's not IMPOSSIBLE for Jack to have done all the things he's done, it's somewhat unlikely.
- Nice Guy: Considering he was a Suspiciously Similar Substitute to Coop as a love interest for Audrey, he is very nice, handsome, and extremely successful.
- Odd Friendship: Given Ben Horne is a Corrupt Corporate Executive, attempted murderer, serial adulterer, and pimp (!) among his other less-savory qualities—it's rather strange to find him friends with a Nice Guy Honest Corporate Executive like Jack.
- Put on a Bus: Or, rather, put on a plane.
- Uncle Pennybags: Buys failing businesses, streamlines them, and then makes them eco-friendly. Probably the nicest depiction of a corporate shark like Gordon Gecko you'll ever see.
- Satellite Love Interest: His entire role in the series revolves about being Audrey's love interest. Played with as he has a (minor) role in Ben Horne's plan to sabotage the Ghostwood development project.
- Self-Made Man: Apparently, worked his way up through construction (as a laborer) to starting his own company before becoming a corporate raider.
A local trailer park owner living outside Twin Peaks in Deer Meadow. He is involved in two murders in Fire Walk With Me and The Return but only as a bystander.
- The Bus Came Back: The most prominent character featured in the film to come back for The Return.
- Bystander Syndrome: Averted when he is the only one to go and console the mother whose son got mowed down by Richard Horne.
- Cool Old Guy: If not originally then definitely by the time of The Return. Seeing as he is played by Harry Dean Stanton, this is a given. Word of God has it that Carl was one of the original bookhouse boys back in the 1940s.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Was traumatized by an abduction involving either aliens, woodsmen, or the Black Lodge. In any case, it wasn't pleasant, and Briggs outright speculates in The Secret History of Twin Peaks that Carl Rodd may have been a traumatized victim of child molestation.
- Establishing Character Moment: His debut scene in Fire Walk With Me. He's a Grumpy Old Man with typical Lynchian quirks, having a sign not to bother him before 9 a.m. and helping the detectives into the victim's trailer. In spite of that, he's cooperative with the FBI and brings them some coffee. The scenes serve as a good summary of Carl's character and further highlights Deer Meadows as the inverted Twin Peaks being an inhabitant of the former but behaving like the latter (cooperative with the investigation, strange but friendly, and giving good coffee).
- Grumpy Old Man: Especially in his first appearance in Fire Walk With Me where he hangs a sign on his trailer's door specifically saying not to be bothered before 9 a.m.
- Hidden Depths: Turns out that Harry Dean Stanton and Carl by extension, are quite good at singing and playing the guitar.
- Lazy Bum: Then again, trauma and depression can have that effect.
- Psychic Powers: Implied to have some kind of connection to the Black Lodge. In The Return after a coked out Richard Horne kills a little kid with his truck, Carl is able to see some sort of yellow energy float away from the boy's body.
- Smoking Is Cool: In The Return he happily comments on having smoked everyday for 75 years without any negative effects. Played with as he's making an observation about the fickleness of fate versus commenting on its lack of health risks.
- These Are Things Man Was Not Meant to Know: The Secret History of Twin Peaks explains that he is a traumatized victim of an "alien" abduction as a child, in addition to some of the other trailer park residents he lived with, resulting in the Lodge creatures and Woodsmen haunting the area now and again as seen in Fire Walk With Me.
- Took a Level in Kindness: In The Return, Carl has mellowed out considerably and is a quietly friendly old man who wants the best for those around him.
- Trauma Button: At least twice, he has been visibly haunted and shell-shocked by seeing evidence of the Black Lodge in the "normal" world. His childhood experiences with the Lodge were definitely on the traumatic side.
- Where the Hell Is Springfield?: His business, Fat Trout Trailer Park, is close enough to have numerous residents of Twin Peaks come in and out of it while far enough to be across county lines.
The Glass Box
A young man assigned to watch a box in a secret compound in New York city.
A young woman with an ambiguous relationship with Sam Colby who often shows up with coffee at his place of work.
A high school principal in Buckhorn, South Dakota who was recently arrested on suspicion of murder and runs quite the interesting blog...
- Black Comedy: His breakdown to Agent Preston in Episode 9 starts off sympathetic but then takes a turn for the hilarious when he goes on to moan about how he wont be going scuba diving with his mistress.William: WE WERE GONNA SOAK UP THE SUUUUUUUNNNN.
- Blog: Moderates his blog The Search for the Zone in his spare time.
- Conspiracy Theorist: It turns out that William is an avid reader and supporter in the belief of Multiverse Theory and other dimensions, even claiming to have entered one.
- Expy: In his few scenes he's certainly given off elements as being the second coming of Leland.
- Inelegant Blubbering: During most of his chat with Agent Preston.
- Large Ham: Played by Matthew Lillard. 'Nuff said.
- Wangst: Done intentionally during Agent Preston's interrogation.William: I WANNA GO SCUBA-DIVING!
- What Did I Do Last Night?: Arrested because his fingerprints were found at the crime scene of the murdered Ruth Davenport. William claims to his wife that he didn't kill Ruth or go to her the night before but he had dreams of being there.
- You Have to Believe Me!: Says this word for word to Agent Preston when he tells her about his experience in the Black Lodge, meeting 'The Major' and not murdering Ruth Davenport.
- Your Cheating Heart: Cheating on his wife Phyllis with his school's librarian Ruth.
- Your Head Asplode: A Woodsman creeps into the back of the police car and somehow makes this happen.
A former boxer and the owner of Lucky 7 Insurance.—-
- Nice Guy: Keeps Dougie employed despite his mental impairments, and is very patient and helpful during his catatonic episodes. After his awakening, Cooper commends him for his kindness.
Ike 'The Spike' Stadtler
There's a new little person in the world of Twin Peaks, only instead of being an Ambiguously Evil resident of the Black Lodge, Ike is an ice pick wielding hitman who receives his next targets from Duncan Todd in Las Vegas. His latest target: one Dougie Jones.
- The Alcoholic: Keeps a bottle of Jack Daniels on a desk in his motel room and downs two tall glasses of whiskey before he is arrested.
- Ax-Crazy: When he's on the job he's a snarling little person chasing after you with an ice pick and will gladly stab you a hundred times until he knows you're dead.
- Bald of Evil: Possibly a skinhead, otherwise he just shaves his head. Either way he's not a nice fellow.
- The Berserker: He's not the sort of hitman to Make It Look Like an Accident. He runs full boar into an office building in broad daylight and brutally stabs everyone he sees while snarling like an animal. Presumably he gets hired whenever his employers want to send a message. This comes back to bite him in the ass when he tries to kill Cooper by charging at him in broad day light with a pistol. Unfortunately for Ike, even in his Empty Shell state, the old Cooper resurfaces and effortlessly thwarts the assassination attempt, disarms Ike and karate chops the little creep until he runs off.
- Black Comedy: His second scene features him viciously stabbing a woman he had been hired to kill and her co-workers to death. After finishing off his most recent kill he looks down to see that in the process of stabbing a woman's rib cage, he had bent the blade of his ice pick. His response is to squeak out a cute little "Oh no!"
- British Teeth: As he snarls and stabs Lorraine to death he reveals that he has a pair of brown, distorted looking teeth.
- Depraved Dwarf: A little person who is also a contract killer that prefers killing his targets with an ice pick.
- Informed Ability: He is hyped up as a skilled and efficient assassin who the police can't pin for any of the killings he's committed. However, the only hits we see him commit are far from inconspicuous (his modus operandi appears to consist solely of running up to people and screaming while trying to stab/shoot them), and when he tries to kill Cooper by charging at him with a pistol drawn in broad daylight, he's dispatched almost immediately and arrested soon afterwards.
- Little People Are Surreal: Even though his scenes take place in reality they're still bizarre and even dream like. This being a series by David Lynch a.k.a. one of the few people who can pull this trope off without looking hacky, its not surprising that this trope came into play again.
- Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: The weird smell a witness to his assassination attempt on Cooper describes him as having. Is it the gasoline-style odour associated with BOB and the Black Lodge, or just bad personal hygiene?
- Noodle Incident: He has a past with the Mitchum Brothers, not much is known except that they put out a hit on him for undisclosed reasons (which they call off at Ike's arrest). It's later revealed that his employer has a bitter rivalry with the Mitchums, which likely was the cause for their animosity against Ike.
- Potty Failure: Shits himself when he's arrested.
- Serious Business: Visibly upset to learn that he bent the blade of his beloved ice pick after stabbing two women to death.
- Spy Speak: In episode 9, he leaves a cryptic message on his employer's answering machine about his failed assassination on Dougie and his immanent exit:"No cigar. Taking medical leave."
- Weapon of Choice: Again the ice pick.
- Would Hit a Girl: More like stab, stab, stab and stab a girl.
The Mitchum Brothers (Rodney and Bradley)
A pair of mobsters who own the casino in which Cooper manages to win 30 mega-jackpots on the slots.
- Affably Evil: They are mobsters introduced by beating up the manager of the casino for letting Cooper win 30 mega-jackpots. However, they clearly love each other and are not merciless psychopaths as seen when Rodney consoles Candie when she unintentionally hits him while trying to swat a fly. They also treat Cooper to a nice meal when he gets them 30 million dollars in insurance money.
- Anti-Villain: Of all the villains introduced in The Return, the Mitchums are probably the most sympathetic when put up against the likes of Ike, Richard, Red, or Mr. C's gang. They're a pair of mobsters sure, but they're also reasonable, fair, and have a number of humanizing moments.
- The Cuckoolander Was Right: Bradley can be a bit odder than his brother. The lead up to their confrontation with "Dougie" has him ramble on about a dream he had about him killing Dougie, but also not killing him because of a cherry pie. Then somehow, all of their problems would be solved which he's ultimately right about. The scenes beforehand imply that this was MIKE's doing to bail Cooper out of trouble.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: Said as much almost verbatim by Cooper himself when they accompany him to Twin Peaks to confront Dopple-Cooper and BOB. Do right by them, and they will do damn near anything for you in return.
- Jerkass Has a Point: While beating the Pit Boss of their casino and forcing him out of town might seem like a Kick the Dog moment, the fact the Pit Boss didn't intervene when Cooper won jackpot after jackpot despite the astronomical odds means he really was woefully incompetent. At the very least, the Pit Boss could have shown Cooper the door after the first couple of jackpots. That's entirely legal for the casino to do, too.
- Laughably Evil: While not completely harmless, they are portrayed for laughs.
- Pet the Dog:
- They let Cooper go after he gives them their 30 million dollar insurance payout and even treat him to a nice dinner which seems to help him come out of his Empty Shell state a bit.
- Word of God says Candie and the other pink-dressed girls are former sex trafficking victims the brothers took under their protection rather than women they own.
- Though they carry a grudge against "Dougie" for all the money they lost to him because of his win streak, they're quite touched to learn that he helped an impoverished old woman get back on her feet.
- They agree to get Cooper a flight to Spokane, and take no issue with him after learning that he's an FBI agent.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Once the financial situation is resolved between them and Cooper, they have no further reason to bother him and consider the matter settled.
- Villainous Cheekbones: Rodney has a distinctive pair owing to Robert Knepper.
- Wouldn't Hit a Girl: A distinguishing trait between them and the other criminals. Whereas other criminals and villains show no hesitation in harming women, the Mitchums — who are introduced brutalizing a subordinate — don't retaliate when Candie accidentally strikes Rodney. This helps establish them as anti-villains who end up becoming allies of Cooper instead of enemies.
A Las Vegas bank manager with some unfortunate connections to Mr. C.
- Bad Boss: Mostly out of desperation, as he doesn't seem to be a particularly cruel person otherwise, but he informs Anthony Sinclair that if he fails to get the Mitchum Brothers to kill Dougie, he has to do it himself. Of course, the alternative is him being murdered by Mr. C, which is exactly what happens.
- Boom, Headshot!: Chantal shoots him right in the eye.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Is in cahoots with Mr. C, apparently against his will.
- Surprisingly Sudden Death: Killed for his failure by Chantal.
- You Have Failed Me: Why Mr. C has him killed.
Mr. C and his Gang
Mr. C/Cooper/The Doppelganger
An evil doppelganger of Dale Cooper created when Agent Cooper entered the Black Lodge in the Season 2 finale. The Doppelganger chased after Cooper in the Lodge and returned to reality in Cooper's place while also serving as a vessel for BOB to possess. Sociopathic, perverted and garishly dressed, he's an Evil Counterpart to the morally pure Cooper in just about every sense. Spends the quarter century between Season 2 and 3 spreading violence and murder wherever he goes, collecting garmonbozia for BOB and himself.
- Ambiguous Situation: Given the very last scene of Season 2 seemed to heavily imply that Cooper was now possessed by BOB in the same manner as Leland, many believed that the Doppelganger was BOB himself in Cooper's original body. Episode 5 of The Return features a scene with the Doppelganger flashing back to the scenes of BOB and the Doppelganger cackling in the Black Lodge and smashing Cooper's head on the mirror before telling his reflection that he knows that he (BOB) is still there with him, seeming to set the record straight for the audience that BOB and the Doppelganger are two separate entities sharing the same body.
- Back from the Dead: After his plan to eliminate his crony Ray backfires and Ray instead shoots and kills him, the Woodsmen appear and swarm over his body where they start rubbing Mr. C's blood on his face. Whether this was a blessing from the Woodsmen or an attempt at extracting BOB, the result was Coopelganger healing from his bullet wound and coming back to life.
- Bad "Bad Acting": In Episode 4 of The Return he and BOB put on an unsettling, Uncanny Valley imitation of Cooper's personality and body language during his meeting with Gordon and Albert in jail. It's enough to tip Gordon off that something is very wrong.
- Bad Boss: Abusive and threatening to his cronies and won't waste a thought on killing them once they are of no further use to him. This is mostly why Darya and Ray took on the contract from Jeffries to kill Mr. C.
- Barbarian Longhair: Twenty five years after Season 2 he's shown to have grown out Cooper's hair to greatly resemble BOB's own unkempt hair.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With BOB in The Return. BOB allows him to roam free, while the two feed on the garmonbozia that is produced from his crimes.
- Black Eyes of Evil: Has very dark irises that give off this impression most of the time.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Literally. Shortly before he murders her, Doppel Dale shows Daria a playing card he carries around with him. It's an Ace of Spades card, only in the center instead of an ace it's a bizarre, black circle with antenna like appenditures so the closest thing it resembles is a bug like a tick.
- Chick Magnet: He seems to have no problem in picking up morally questionable women before murdering them.
- Cosmic Deadline: Seems to be well aware that he's due to be returned to the Black Lodge twenty five years after being released.
- Creepy Monotone: Speaks in an unnatural, almost robotic cadence, especially after his capture when he seems to lose a bit of his power.
- Curbstomp Battle: Deals one to Ray's buddy Renzo, crushing him in an arm wrestling contest before crushing his face with one punch.
- Dark Is Evil: Whereas BOB wore a denim jacket, Coopelganger seems to favor a black leather jacket to highlight his evil nature.
- Dark Reprise: Many of his characteristics and dialogue are sinister reimaginings of Cooper's mannerisms. He even gets a gunshot to the gut like Cooper.Special Agent Dale Cooper: What I want and what I need are two different things, Audrey.
Mr. C: I don't need anything. I want.
- Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments. Like this one before he is forced to arm-wrestle with Renzo.Mr. C: What is this, kindergarten?
- Diabolical Mastermind: The Final Dossier reveals that behind the scenes, he acted as the head of a large and intricate criminal organisation, dealing in pretty much very vice and cruelty known to man; drugs, human trafficking, political corruption, protection rackets, and murders for hire to mention a few.
- Dirty Old Man: Special Agent Dale Cooper turned down the amorous advances of Audrey Horne due to moral reservations. Cooper's Doppelgänger raped and impregnated a comatose Audrey, and also raped Diane, who is implied to have been in love with the real Coop beforehand. Damn.
- The Dreaded: Just like BOB. While most of Cooper's friends believe he just vanished, those familiar with the "new" Cooper dread his presence.
- Dude, She's Like, in a Coma!: All but stated to have raped Audrey while she was comatose after the bank explosion, fathering Richard in the process.
- Emotion Eater: Presumably feeds off of the pain and suffering of others like BOB. There was certainly a large amount of garmonbozia in his stomach.
- Establishing Character Moment: His reintroduction in The Return begins with a sinister POV shot of his car driving through the woods at night, set to David Lynch's slow, demonic remix of "American Woman" by Muddy Magnolias. He then gets out and brutally disarms a guard while barely breaking stride. He doesn't speak a word, but we're told everything we need to know about what kind of guy he is.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Being a creature of pure evil, he is definitely not capable of true love, but his disappointment at Richard's death suggests that he was almost able to care about his son.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Is too evil to convincingly imitate Cooper when speaking to Albert and Cole, though he may not have been trying very hard.
- Evil Counterpart
- Evil Doppelgänger: A Doppelganger for Cooper native to the Black Lodge, and released into the world. He's basically Made of Evil.
- Evil Laugh: His first action upon being created by BOB is to cackle like a psychopath alongside his creator in the Black Lodge. It's also one of the first things he does upon waking up in reality.
- Evil Plan: It's heavily implied that in an effort to escape his Cosmic Deadline, the Doppelganger with the help of BOB created Dougie, another doppelganger of Cooper, to act as a decoy and throw off the trail of the Black Lodge. It works.
- Evil Sounds Deep: His voice is noticeably deeper than that of the real Coop.
- Eviler Than Thou: To Renzo and Richard Horne, both of whom he's able to dominate and kill within an episode of meeting them.
- Expy: Kyle MachLachlan says his appearance is derived from that Javier Bardem's portrayal of Anton Chigurh. He also shares his deadpan line deliveries.
- The Sociopath: Yessir.
- Fatal Flaw: For how easily he manages to operate on a day-to-day, he's too evil to know how to imitate Cooper and proves to be utterly incapable of tricking Gordon and Albert.
- For the Evulz: More or less says this outright while intimidating Ray."I don't need anything, Ray. I want."
- Fusion Dance: Despite the reveal that Coopelganger and BOB are two separate individuals, episode 5 of The Return sees the Doppelganger's reflection briefly morph into BOB's face as some kind of unholy BOB!Cooper chimera. The Doppelganger's comments seem to imply that BOB resides within the Doppelganger's body but allows Mr. C to be the one behind the wheel.
- Glamour Failure: Whenever he tries to actually imitate the real Cooper, he does a downright horrible job of it as due to the combination of having none of the real Cooper's charm and joviality, as well as the general air of malevolence he has about him, he just manages to come across as even more creepy and weird.
- The Heartless: How Diane is able to him apart from the good Coop.
- Horrifying the Horror: His underlings include Hill Billy Horrors and Professional Killers who are easily cowered by him.
- Humanoid Abomination: An entity created by an Eldritch Abomination like BOB in an Eldritch Location like the Black Lodge.
- Humans Are Bastards: A rare example of admiration of this trope. Unlike the real Cooper, who believes that people are fundamentally good, he sees humanity as treacherous and evil at heart, much like himself.Mr. C: Well done. You follow human nature perfectly.
- Large Ham: Subverted in that when BOB first created him he was certainly this. Fast forward twenty five years and the years with Cooper's body have given the Doppelganger time to reel in his personality so that he now appears as The Stoic.
- Last Episode, New Character: He's introduced in the finale of the original run. However he becomes a major villain in The Return.
- Manipulative Bastard: His first appearances after the twenty-five year Time Skip heavily imply that he's tricked various Unwitting Pawns and arranged numerous tragedies and frame jobs over the years without getting caught, all to continue to instill as much suffering as possible.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: Like Frank Silva before him, Kyle MacLachlan's personality is light years away from such an evil character.
- Must Have Caffeine: AVERTED. The guy's a freakin abomination.
- Obviously Evil: Dark clothing and Creepy Monotone aside, everyone who's known Cooper can't help noticing that there's something inherently wrong with his character that tips them off that he's not the real one.
- Offing the Offspring: He tricks his son Richard into getting electrocuted.
- One-Hit Kill: Caves Renzo's face in with one punch as retribution for being punched by him earlier.
- Pet the Dog: Kind of. He tells Richard, with something almost approaching warmth in his voice, that he's a very bright young man (possibly the ONLY time anyone's EVER said that about Richard), right before remorselessly sending Richard to his death. This doubles as the only time he pays anyone a seemingly un-ironic compliment.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: He's strongly implied to have raped Diane (which she later confirms), and as such, she finds him who she initially mistakes for the real Cooper to be revolting and refuses to have anything more to do with him. Of course, he is possessed by BOB, so this is a given.
- Real Life Writes the Plot: Whether or not the Doppelganger being separate from BOB was the plan all along, Frank Silva passing away in 1995 certainly made it impossible to show scenes of an older BOB. So far Mr. C has certainly filled the void left by him.
- Serial Killer: Kills at least two people in the first episode of The Return and there's no telling how high he's ranked his body count over the years.
- The Stoic: Twenty five years of becoming accustomed to his body have led Coopelganger to never raise his tone or let a slip of emotion show.
- Super Strength: Completely destroys Renzo, a very strong man, in an arm wrestling match before crushing his skull with a single punch to the face.
- Tom the Dark Lord: Another similarity to BOB. When you hear the name "Cooper" you could see why it would go hand in hand with a heroic idealist like Dale Cooper but not a wanted criminal and Humanoid Abomination like Coopelganger.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Even if he isn't actually BOB himself he might as well be. As mentioned above, he emulates BOB's physical appearance and style whilst operating as the Big Bad evil force of the Black Lodge. The abundance of similarities is why many fans originally believed that the Doppelganger was still BOB himself.
- Symbiotic Possession: Seems to have this going on with BOB.
- Uncanny Valley: An In-Universe example. Everyone who's met the guy and known the real Cooper is quick to realize that there's something horribly off about him.
- Villainous Face Hold: Grabs a car mechanic by the jaw to assert his power over him in the first episode.
- Vomit Indiscretion Shot: In Episode 3 of The Return, BOB!Cooper pulls over to the side of the road and pukes out an enormous amount of garmonbozia (cream corn) after narrowly avoiding the Black Lodge's attempt to pull him back in and replace him with Cooper.
- Walking Spoiler: For the infamous cliffhanger of Season 2 and original series finale.
- Would Hit a Girl: He beats up, interrogates, and then murders his mistress Daria, and is stated to have violently raped Diana in the past.
- Wild Hair: Grows his hair out to resemble BOB's.
- Younger Than They Look: Like Dougie he's only 25, but being originally created as a doppelganger to the then 30-something year old Cooper has led him to resemble a man pushing 60 twenty five years after Season 2.
An old woman who heads a family of Hillbilly Horrors.
- Evil Matriarch: Buella's the head of a family of Hillbilly Horrors. The family is an almost The Hills Have Eyes levels of creepy. They live in a creepy cabin in ths middle of the woods with their deformed family members and are at Mr. C's beck and call.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: Doesn't in any way attempt to resist Mr. C's demands.
- Self-Deprecating Humor: Points out the quality of the men available to hire isn't great.
- The Stoic: Barely reacts to the fact Mr. C has come to her trailer to take her children away.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: She only has one appearance in the series and even though she seems to be a part of Mr. C's criminal group as she provides him some muscle; he trades up for the Hutchens and she never reappears.
Darya and Ray Monroe
- Dark Mistress: Daria is apparently this to Mr. C, not that it does her much good.
- Fate Worse than Death: Mr.C kills Ray after making him wear Teresa Banks' ring leading to a shot of what is implied to be Ray's soul in trapped in the form of his bleeding body eternally dying on the floor of the Black Lodge.
- Idiot Ball: Or maybe Smart Ball because Ray was intelligent enough to fool Mr. C where almost no one else was capable then made a number of subsequent stupid decisions.
- The Mole: Long after he died, Gordon reveals that Ray was actually an informant for the FBI keeping tabs on the Doppleganger.
- The Starscream: Ray and Darya try to kill Mr. C at the behest of Philip Jeffries. Both fail, though Ray would have succeeded if not for the intervention of the Woodsmen.
- Ms. Fanservice: Daria is very attractive and spends her third scene in her underwear. Which makes her murder by Mr. C all the more horrifying.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Daria is killed in her third appearance by Mr. C for betraying him.
Gary "Hutch" and Chantal Hutchens
- At Least I Admit It: Played with and verges on Even Evil Has Standards or Moral Myopia depending on how you look at it. Gary justifies his criminal behavior and job as a paid assassin with his disgust that the government does the same thing with its soldiers despite being a (ostensibly) Christian nation. Which goes to show you he's actually given thought to his actions and how they relate to his religion. Chantal, by contrast, uses this moment to complain about the fact she hasn't gotten to torture anyone lately.
- Co-Dragons: Hutch and Chantal are Mr. C's best assets, after Ray tried to kill Mr. C as per the orders of Philip Jeffries.
- Cuckold: Hutch and Chantal have an open relationship. Chantal replaces Daria as Mr. C's Dark Mistress and Hutch is 100% ok with this, even telling Chantal to give Mr. C a smooch for the road.
- Either that or besides themselves they're completely devoted to Mr. C
- Dark Mistress: Chantal takes up this role when Mr. C kills Darya.
- Elite Mooks: Subverted as they become Co-Dragons but you wouldn't think Mr. C's most dangerous assets and people capable of getting to a Las Vegas mob boss even on Mr. C's payroll would be a couple of oddball rednecks.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: They're genuinely in love but also think nothing of blowing a man's brains out in front of his son.
- Homage: Seem to be this to Quentin Tarantino. Both are played by Tarantino veterans and their behavior is quite similar to Jules and Vincent from Pulp Fiction.
- Laughably Evil: Their Tarantino-esque banter provides some of the funniest lines in the show and their scenes are fairly comedic even when they're murdering people.
- Outlaw Couple: Hutch and Chantal are married, and they do jobs together.
- Professional Killer: Their job. Surprisingly, they're exceptionally good at it with a number of high value target kills.
- Psycho for Hire: Chantal enjoys torturing people and is a lot more malevolent than Gary.
- Punch-Clock Villain: Gary seems to be motivated by money and is somewhat philosophical about his profession.
- Seinfeldian Conversation: Most of their dialogue with each other.
- Surprisingly Sudden Death: One minute they're arguing with Dougie's neighbor over parking in the latter's driveway, then the argument escalates to a shootout that ends with the neighbor riddling them with bullets.
- Undignified Death: After a few episodes of buildup, they are both quickly and rather unceremoniously killed by Dougie's Polish neighbor, over an argument about them parking over his driveway.
- Villains Out Shopping: They go to Wendy's after a murder of a corrupt warden.
The Jones Family
Douglas "Dougie" Jones
A sleazy insurance salesman with a strange similarity to Dale Cooper.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Other characters make the occasional mention which implies Dougie was prone to having episodes of odd behavior, presumably from some kind of mental condition. This seems to mainly just be there to Hand Wave why nobody is particularly alarmed by Cooper-as-Dougie's borderline catatonic state.
- Artificial Human: One of the first things we learn about him is that he was "manufactured" for some purpose related to Cooper and the Lodges.
- Body Backup Drive: Cooper replaces him upon escaping the Black Lodge, although the process isn't perfect.
- Cloning Gambit: Heavily implied to have been created by BOB to con the Black Lodge and avoid returning.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Aside from his sleazy and hedonistic traits, Dougie originally seems like he's more or less a normal person. However, comments made by Dougie's wife and co-workers to Empty Shell Cooper after he takes Dougie's place seem to reveal that people aren't immediately tipped off by Cooper's bizarre behavior because Dougie had a habit of having "episodes" and spacing out.Phil Bisby: Off in dreamland again, eh Dougie?
- Dull Surprise: Like a true copy of Cooper, he takes his abduction into the Black Lodge, hand deflating, his body disintegrating into black smoke and transforming into a tiny golden orb remarkably well.Dougie: That's... weird.
- Fat Bastard: Many character note that Cooper weighs much less than Dougie, a man who 1) got his family into serious debt with dangerous people, 2) frequently drinks, gambles, and cheats in his free time, and 3) is utterly incompetent at his insurance job.
- The Fool: He goes through his day like a zombie but still manages to win $452,000 at a casino, save his company and its clients as well as his own life by the power of intuition and Parrot Exposition.
- He Cleans Up Nicely: Seeing as Dougie is just a schlubby, less fashionable version of Cooper. When Cooper takes his place, everyone familiar with Dougie thinks he went on a diet, got a haircut and bought new clothes while remarking on how sharp he looks.
- Henpecked Husband: Implied, given Janey's initial nonchalance to "Dougie's" odd silence when she confronts him for missing Sonny Jim's birthday. However, Dougie's sleazy, cheating behavior makes it clear that her nagging is completely justified.
- Humanoid Abomination: He's more of a sleazy, modern day businessman instead of a psychopath like Doppel Coop, but seeing as Dougie is another doppelganger he was still created out of thin air/black smoke.
- Not Himself: His personality change into an Empty Shell.
- Our Clones Are Identical: Played with. While extremely similar to Cooper, it's noted that Cooper is much thinner and barely fits into Dougie's clothes.
- Parrot Exposition: He simply repeats others' words which those characters than take for a statement or command to be acted upon.
- Posthumous Character: Functions as such. Most of his life is uncovered during Cooper's impersonation.
- Really Was Born Yesterday: He's presumably 25, but looks pretty much the same age as Coop. Episode 9 implies he's even younger than that, as there was no record of him prior to 1997.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Upon awakening from his Empty Shell state, Cooper has MIKE recreate Dougie who retain's Cooper's clean-cut image and unlike the hedonistic version BOB conjured up, it seems that Cooper's endearing qualities have fully carried over to this Dougie.
- Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Dougie pukes out something solid that looks more like he hacked up a lung instead of cream corn.
- Vanity License Plate: DUGE LV.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Returned to the Black Lodge and turned into a gold orb minutes after his first appearance, presumably for good. He's later recreated by MIKE upon Cooper's request.
- Your Cheating Heart: Has a wife and son but his very first appearance shows Dougie having just finished shacking up with a prostitute in an empty suburban home for sale.
Jane "Janey-E" Jones née Evans
Dougie's wife, a surburban mom increasingly concerned about Dougie's strange behavior. Estranged Half-sister to Diane Evans.
- Awful Wedded Life: Her husband is a dirtbag who was apparently gone for two days before Cooper accidentally took his place, as well as landed them $50k in debt. The married life is not treating her well. Even then, she protects Dougie by going to meet two gangsters and giving them the money. She also tries to choke out Ike while Cooper is holding him down.
- Eating the Eye Candy: When Cooper's being examined at a doctor's office and she notices how much more well built he is than Dougie. It almost immediately reignites her sexual interest in her husband.
- Good People Have Good Sex: After what is implied to have been a Sexless Marriage with Dougie, her first night with Cooper is a nearly ecstatic experience for her.
- The Immodest Orgasm: Enough to wake Sonny Jim up.
- Mundane Solution: Her "The Reason You Suck" Speech to the two gangsters, which consists entirely of complaining about being part of a disadvantaged middle class... and then walking away.
- One Degree of Separation: Part 14 reveals that she and Diane are estranged half-sisters.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gets two gangster bookies her husband owes money to leave her family alone... with a political rant about economic inequality.
Sonny Jim Jones
The son of Dougie and Janey-E Jones.
- Adorably Precocious Child: Despite his young age, he quickly figures out that "Dougie" is struggling with day-to-day tasks and gives him some helpful demonstrations.
- Children Are Innocent: Considering what his parents are like, he's amazingly well adjusted.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Assuming he's Dougie's biological son and not stepson then Sonny Jim may certainly have some of the Black Lodge in his genes.
- Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Let's hope "Sonny" is just his nickname.
- Let's hope NOT because that means his name is Jim Jones.
An Air Force Colonel at The Pentagon, tasked with covering up the whereabouts of Major Briggs, who seems to be found... well, everywhere... after his death.
- The Conspiracy: When and where Briggs' corpse reappears (it's happened several times in-universe), it's Davis' job to cover it up.
- I Was Never Here: Briggs' mysterious resurgence in quite a few places is some super secret stuff, as Colonel Davis attests to in giving orders to his subordinate.
- Ret Gone: In universe, his job is to make sure Briggs is recorded as having had one and only one death.
An underling of Colonel Davis, also tasked with keeping Briggs' many deaths a secret.