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The mysterious organization resides at the center of a massive, complex conspiracy, seemingly bent on human genocide. These are the antagonists of Utopia.

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The Network
    In General 
  • Anti-Villain: Arguably, following The Reveal of their intentions for designing the Russian flu.
  • Big Bad: The massive organization with vast reach and intentions on a global scale.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Almost always, including in the endings of both series.
  • Benevolent Conspiracy: From their point of view.
  • The Conspiracy: A highly secretive group of people, created during the Cold War to counter the Soviet Union's secret biological weapons programs in the 1970s (although details in Season 2 revealed that the Network had precedents a decade before that) and founded by two mysterious figures, who later on have a grand goal that will change the world and humanity as we know it.
  • Cold Equation: Their ultimate goal is the mass sterilization of the human race, in semi-selective destruction to cull the overpopulation crisis and ensuing conflicts by leaving one-in-twenty people safe. Letts is willing to compare their actions to Genghis Khan and his destructive conquests (as well as claiming that Hitler did what he do not out of racial prejudices, but out of the need for survival), in how such monstrous actions will benefit the planet far better than the alternatives offered.
  • Collective Identity: It slowly becomes the case for Mr. Rabbit. The Assistant carved the Chinese symbol for "Rabbit" into his stomach to act as a Decoy Leader for Milner, and when Milner begins to falter in leadership, Wilson and Leah decide they "are Mr. Rabbit". Wilson completes his succession by carving the symbol into his stomach as well at the end of Season 2.
  • Conspiracy Kitchen Sink: Numerous real-life historical events from the deaths of Carmine Pecorelli and Airey Neave to the 1979 Three Mile Island incident are connected to the Network in one way or another.
  • Corporate Conspiracy: They have certain companies like Corvadt Industries cooperating with them.
  • Government Conspiracy: Though not necessarily run by any government, they have various members among different governments.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: They're known to kill those who know about them or their plans, persuade people to work for them through blackmail or threats on their loved ones, can fake footage and incidents to incriminate and intimidate their targets, and as in Season 1 later shows, seemingly have an interest in eugenics upon further reading of the Manuscript. Yet their true intentions remain unknown until much later.
  • Humans Are Bastards: The Network worries about people escalating conflict when the resources are limited and there are always more mouths to feed. Some of them outright detest people for having families.
  • Hypocrite: They claim utmost dedication to saving humanity from overpopulation by sterilizing and diminishing mankind's growth, abhorring letting personal values get in the way of everything, yet many of their higher-up members get cold feet when their plans are nearing completion. Of note is Philip coming to cherish the birth of his daughter and having second thoughts, Milner trying to keep said daughter alive a little bit longer for the sentimental connection it gives her to Philip, and Gorski wanting to keep his life and regretting the sleeper agents despite believing his isolated life has become meaningless.
  • Lack of Empathy: Many of their ranks are self-centered, sociopathic, or incapable of feeling emotions and sympathy for others. Some have been conditioned to be this way, granting them the mindset they need to accomplish their assignments.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: How they tend to cover up certain deaths, some being small-scale, others reaching historical impact.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Zig-Zagged. They genuinely think they can help humanity with their intentions, which are meant to reduce the populace significantly without any racial bias, but certain figures believe Humans Are Bastards to varying degrees. This sentiment is best seen with their sleeper agents, who think they're saving the world with the death and sterilizations they'll cause. Terrance deems the raising of a child a "selfish" and harmful act for what it does to the environment.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name:
    • When the heroes discover the Manuscript's focus on races that can handle certain viruses and genetics, they fear selective destruction of humanity. Letts swears the Network has no racial bias when trying to cull the population, however.
    • Back when Mr. Rabbit and Carvel were founding the Network in its early stages, the Assistant noticed Carvel's choice to adapt the virus so only a certain group of people would be immune, comparing it to the machinations of the Third Reich. Carvell's experience with the actual Nazis drove him to this.
  • Nebulous Criminal Conspiracy: Their connections can go from legitimate enterprises and everyday people to criminals like pimps.
  • Nebulous Evil Organisation: The Network's reach spans bodies, both lawful and unlawful, and transcends specific governments.
  • Never Suicide: Their tracks are covered with the murders of their targets made to look like suicide, if not accidents.
  • Not-So-Omniscient Council of Bickering: Occasional in Season 1, more noticeable by Season 2.
    • After Conran Letts is deemed compromised for letting their plans be known, the Assistant hands Geoff a rope to strangle him with. Geoff is incredulous at being made to follow orders, and the Assistant simply says a few more words to urge him.
    • At the starting flashback episode of Season 2, Carvel is far too conflicted with his plans following the birth of Jessica, while Milner has trouble trying to convince him to follow their plans. In the next episode, Geoff tries to argue against announcing simultaneous vaccinations because he wants to keep his power, and Milner finds herself arguing with Leah after Jessica is held within their facilities, unwilling to just bisect her to retrieve Janus in its entirety just because she is wrapped up in preserving the last connection she has to Carvel.
  • The Omniscient Council of Vagueness: There were several founding members whose backgrounds are rather elusive. Scenes with their leadership leave them commenting on whether things are going according to their machinations or not, with certain figures turning out to have more or less power than initially perceived.
  • Resignations Not Accepted: Members of all ranks cannot leave or abandon their missions while knowing everything they have about the Network. They will find a way to get you back or to end your life if you will not cooperate.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: The Network's conspirators come from all sorts of backgrounds, for both legitimate and criminal enterprises, getting people to work in the favor of "friends" one way or another. The Russian pimp that blackmails Dugdale is one example.
  • Suicide Mission: Certain members know they won't survive their assignments, or accept certain roles they know will mean the end of their lives. Some do it willingly, while others don't realize this was the case for them until it's too late.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: Everything they do, they claim is for a better world. Hence the name of the series.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: They want to address humanity's overpopulation and the inevitable conflicts that will ensue over resources, and they intend to cull mankind with a spread of viruses.
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Founders and Leadership

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    Mr. Rabbit 
Portrayed by: Geraldine James, Rose Leslie (as young Milner)
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The mysterious leader of the Network, and one of its co-founders; masquerading as an MI5 agent aiding the heroes on their journey.


  • Big Bad: Having masqueraded as the Big Good throughout Series 1, she's actually just manipulating the heroes so she can have what they want.
  • Big Good: Only nominally; it was all a facade to see the heroes do some of the dirty work for her.
  • The Chessmaster:
    • Mr. Rabbit was said to have manipulated mob syndicates, the CIA, and the Russians during his time in China's criminal underworld, pitting them against each other. As head of the Network following Carvel's departure, he is responsible for the decisions the conspirators take to see their plans through.
    • She plays both sides multiple times and has spoken her way out of danger or to see the results she wants, playing the main cast for fools at the end of Season 1.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Concerning Jessica Hyde; from the moment she was born, Carvel loves Jessica enough for him to have doubts about his work, causing Milner to comment that she's "losing him". When she captures Jessica at the end of Series 1, Milner takes special delight in telling her that Janus was inside her ("Can't you feel Daddy's love inside you?"). And in Series 2, #5, when Carvel reveals that he altered Janus so that Jessica would survive and carry on humanity.
    Milner: ...You did this for her?
  • Deep Cover Agent: Appears to operate both as an actual government spy and as the head of the Network, simultaneously.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Dies while she's being cradled by Philip Carvel.
  • Double Agent: Infiltrates the main group opposing the Network, while acting as the Network's leader.
  • Double Reverse Quadruple Agent: Milner claims to be working for MI-5 when she introduces herself as the main group's benefactor, and they come into conflict when Ian and the others discover she's been working with the Network as well. She claims she's only working with them to infiltrate and intercept the conspiracy's plans and promises she has the heroes' interests in mind. When they're captured and stuck in bindings, she looks as though she's about to execute them, only to shoot the Network's agents and assist in their escape. Then at the end of Season 1, it's revealed that she not only willingly works with the Network to further their goals, but has also been their leader "Mr. Rabbit" this whole time.
  • The Dreaded: Milner tells terrifying stories of Mr. Rabbit's history as an assassin and spy prior to the Network, which has established them as an unstoppable and all-pervasive force, an enemy virtually impossible to fight back against — not least because nobody knows who they are.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones:
    • She has a "higher form of love" for Philip Carvel and was more concerned about having lost him than his work when his split and escape from the Network happened.
    • Said love extends to his children, as she develops a warped sense of care for Jessica and hesitates to have her dissected for Janus since she's the last connection she has to Carvel. It even applies to Arby/Pietre, telling him about how "incredible" his father was and embracing him upon his return to the Network.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In the Series 2 premiere, Milner is shocked when Philip tells her that Pietre's behavior — which leads to Philip's wife had him arrested for child endangerment — is due to experiments Philip performed on him. His excuse is that Pietre was the only human test subject he had on hand.
  • Evil Old Folks: She's been working towards her ideal world for over 40 years.
  • Evil Redhead: In the 70s.
  • The Faceless: Mr. Rabbit has gone to great lengths to shield his appearance from the public, making sure to kill every mobster and passerby that saw his face as he escaped Guangdong. He can only be identified by the carved Chinese character "Rabbit" on his stomach. It's eventually revealed that Milner was Mr. Rabbit this whole time, while the Assistant would throw others off by carving the symbol onto himself.
  • Gender Misdirection: The alias "Mr. Rabbit" neatly deflects scrutiny off of her.
  • Like a God to Me: Philip Carvel is this to her.
    Milner: I said you were a god. And you were.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Milner's love for Philip Carvel invokes this trope. He is forgiven by her for doing things (trying to leak Janus to the press on more than one occasion) that would have any other person killed by the Network. After Jessica is born, he's allowed to keep the baby. And when he reveals that his 'adjustment' to Janus nullifies the vaccine for Russian flu - meaning that 98% of humanity would be sterile and then die horribly and quickly, as opposed to the Network's original plan of 95% of humanity dying quietly over a generation or two - she still goes ahead with the plan.
  • The Man Behind the Man: She is the woman behind the Assistant, who was in turn behind Letts and Geoff.
  • Mob War: According to Milner, Mr. Rabbit was embroiled in criminal feuds that pulled government agencies into the mix, playing every faction for fools, until one Triad boss was tipped off to his identity and had him tortured. Mr. Rabbit gained his moniker when said boss carved his name into his stomach.
  • Mysterious Past: An MI-5 agent (or so she claims) that is, in truth, one of the two infamous founders of the Network, "Mr. Rabbit". While her time with Carvel and the Assistant during the conspiracy's early years are shown, other events, such as the Mob War in China and the carving of the Chinese symbol for "Rabbit", are not elaborated upon when she's asked about it—and might not even be true due to Milner's penchant for deception.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Milner isn't actually her real name, but an alias, as no one knows her true name. However, it's implied that "Letan" is her actual name, as The Assistant is the only person to refer to her as Letan.
  • The Team Benefactor: She offers assistance and advice to the group after the Manuscript. It's merely just to get the outcomes she wants.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: Between Milner and Philip Carvel. Milner's then-husband, Tom, calls what's going on between them a "higher" form of love.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Deconstructed in her backstory. She's seen horrible things in her life even before her involvement with Carvel and the creation of the Network. So when Carvel presents a scheme to save the world, no matter the cost, Milner goes ahead with it, and still pushes forward with it even after her initial objections around what Carvel intended to do, and even beyond Carvel's own objections, no matter how many people she has to put in body bags. And it's thousands of them by the sound of it.

    The Assistant 
Portrayed by: James Fox, Ed Birch (as the young Assistant)
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Click here to see his younger self 

Letts' assistant, a high-ranking member of Corvadt Industries. Series 2 reveals that he was a spy in the Cold War and was a founding member of the Network as well as a close associate of Mr. Rabbit.


  • Beard of Evil: Ominous and commanding within the conspiracy, and has a soul patch. Season 2's flashback episode shows he sported the look when he was young as well.
  • Decoy Leader: Such a devoted follower of Mr. Rabbit and the Network that he even carved the Rabbit symbol into his chest, so anybody who killed him would be completely convinced he was Mr. Rabbit.
  • The Dragon: To Mr. Rabbit, aka Milner.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Has much greater authority than Letts, and before the finale of Season 1, was the most antagonistic to the main group compared to the real Mr. Rabbit.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Only recognized as "The Assistant".
  • Evil Old Folks: Very old, and one of the founding members of the Network.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Orders Geoff around and forces him to kill Letts, the latter of which pretty much deserved his fate.
  • No Name Given: His real name is never given out, and he's only referred to as "The Assistant" in the credits.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: Unknowingly does this to Philip. He compares Philip's favoring immunity to his disease for one race over others to "the Third fucking Reich", not knowing Philip experienced their concentration camps firsthand.
  • Slashed Throat: Grant gives him one via a piece of plastic broken off of a laptop.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": The Assistant. He may be mistaken to be the assistant to Letts, only to be seemingly portrayed as the true head of the Network, until it's later shown he's subordinate to the actual Mr. Rabbit.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: His reason for ordering Letts' death.

    Philip Carvel 
Portrayed by: Ian McDiarmid, Tom Burke (as young Philip)
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A brilliant scientist, the other co-founder of the Network, and the author of The Utopia Experiments under the pseudonym Mark Dane.


  • Abusive Parents: Used his own children for scientific experiments, resulting in one becoming an emotionless sociopath and the other socially stunted and largely unscrupulous. He insists that he loves Jessica, however, even though he plants a bioweapon inside of her, making her the target of a ruthless genocidal conspiracy.
  • Became Their Own Antithesis: Was motivated to use his intellect for something greater after escaping the Nazis, but went on to engineer things at a much greater scale of genocide than they could ever hope to achieve. And despite his scathing remarks about humanity's desire to spread leading to overpopulation, his views changed significantly following the birth of his daughter.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: In the modern day, he seems like a confused elderly man and only rambles in Romani. But Donaldson discovers that he cracked Deel's syndrome, and how it works... only the surfaces of the basement. As he's actually Phillip Carvel, he may not only know about it, he could've been responsible for it.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In his younger years.
  • Evilutionary Biologist: Downplayed. Traumatized by man's brutality to man, he went as far as to experiment on his own children, to diminish the impulse of violence — but it backfired horribly. He also wrote a paper on eugenics advocating a human cull and all but stated that during the creation of Janus, he wanted it adjusted to work on 95%-98% of the world's population, choosing one ethnic group to survive, to the shock of his colleagues. He later reveals that he went ahead with it anyway, but expresses deep regret over this, and can't even mention the adjustment without breaking down, and it is eventually discovered that the Roma people are immune to Janus.
    Philip Carvel: I only wanted to help evolution...
  • Faking the Dead: His death was falsely reported to get him away from the Network's trails, allowing him to survive to the present day.
  • For Science!: Wanted to use his mind to help the world after his experiences in a Nazi concentration camp, and it eventually brought him to his dangerous experimentation.
  • Heel Realization: He came to regret starting the Network's near-genocidal mission, leading to a divide between himself and Mr. Rabbit. In the present, now a senile old man, he dreads seeing the agenda put into motion, and when reunited with Milner before he can recognize her, says they should kill themselves in cries of anguish.
  • I Have Many Names: Philip Carvel, Mark Dane, and Anton.
  • Insufferable Genius: He's smart. And he knows it. This stops when his ideas start making headway in the Network, and he starts having second thoughts. He eventually loses his marbles altogether.
  • Jerkass: Let us put it as straightforward as possible: Carvel is not a good man. Not only was he extremely abrasive during his youth, but he also deliberately experimented on his children (he justified them by stating that he didn't have any other human subjects). Then there's that whole "let the human race die horribly, except for the Roma people" thing. But then, by the end, even he realized how fucked up that plan was.
  • Mad Artist: He's a talented artist as well, and created "The Utopia Experiments" in the form of a comic book/manuscript. However, he went insane shortly after completing them.
  • Mad Scientist: By the end of his career.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: His engineering of Janus is meant to only keep the Roma people safe, dooming the rest of the world, instead of the unbiased sterilization the Network was hoping for. He made this his plan following the experiences he and his people had during the Third Reich's reign, having escaped a concentration camp as a boy.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Played with when he was younger. Not so much now, since he's genuinely mentally unstable.
  • Sanity Slippage: By the time he writes The Utopia Experiments.
  • The Unfavorite: Pietre/Arby. What makes it worse is that what makes Pietre this to him, is something that was his own fault to begin with.
  • The Unfettered: Experimented on his own son, and developed ideas for mass sterilization of the human race to combat overpopulation. However, the birth of his beloved Jessica slowly turned him away from this motivation.

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Operatives

    Conran Letts 
Portrayed by: Stephen Rea
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A high-ranking member of Corvadt Industries.


  • Alas, Poor Villain: Though not much, he's a bit more sympathetic than the rest of the Network.
  • Asshole Victim: Was abrasive and demeaning to Dugdale and is a corrupt CEO in league with the Network. Nobody in the cast misses him after he's ordered to be strangled to death.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: CEO of Corvadt Ltd., responsible for the vaccines the Network intends to manipulate.
  • Decoy Leader: First appears to be the head of the Network. Then it turns out The Assistant is really his master. Then it turns out the Assistant is a decoy of Mr. Rabbit.
  • The Dragon: To the Assistant.
  • Hannibal Lecture: Speaks quite rationally and persuasively about his mass-murderous ideology. Ian isn't convinced, but Wilson is.
  • Slouch of Villainy: Leans back and forth in his fancy leather chair when talking down to people like Dugdale.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After being caught by the heroes, the Assistant orders his death.

    Geoff Lawson 
Portrayed by: Alistair Petrie
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The Secretary of State for Health, secretly working for the Network.


  • Asshole Victim: One of the Network's least sympathetic victims.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's able to be very charming when he wants to be, but drops the friendly facade when he gets down to business, especially to Dugdale.
  • Jerkass: He's generally unpleasant in all scenes involving him.
  • Villains Want Mercy:
    • He's told that the Network's plans for vaccination will be simultaneous administration, which will end his role in the conspiracy. He makes every bargain and threat he possibly can to keep his power for a bit longer.
    • Geoff resorts to offering Dugdale a chance to leak information regarding the Network and to deal a blow to their operations. Dugdale has other plans and beats him down after all the years of being kept under his abusive thumb.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The Network only needs him around to help distribute vaccines. Once that's out of the way, they'll stop helping him and his career. They eventually make good on this intention.

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Assassins

    "Arby" / Pietre 
Portrayed by: Neil Maskell
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"Where is Jessica Hyde?"

An assassin employed by the Network, later discovers that he has a more personal connection to the organization than it first appeared. He eventually finds out that his real name is Pietre, and he's really the son of one of the Network founders, Philip Carvel, as well as the brother of Jessica Hyde.


  • Ambiguous Disorder: Appears to be essentially sociopathic, with difficulty speaking and breathing. His mannerisms are in general very awkward and forced.
  • Animal Motifs: Rabbits, especially in Season 2.
  • Big Eater: Eats a full English breakfast at a diner quite often.
  • Cain and Abel: The revelation that he's actually Philip's son and Jessica's brother renders him as the Abel to her Cain throughout Season 1. Certain developments stop this in Season 2.
  • Catchphrase: "Where is Jessica Hyde?" It gets a brief Call-Back in Season 2, where he's not with the Network anymore.
  • Character Tics: When he shoots someone, he has a tendency to raise his free hand in front of his face, covering the gun and the target from his sight for a moment. Why exactly he does this is never explained.
  • Creepy Monotone: He almost always speaks with the same dull effect, especially when it comes to horrible things.
  • The Dreaded: The heroes come to fear his appearance, knowing how ruthless and effective of a killer he is. As we see in Season 2, his father grew fearful of his behavior (ignoring how much his own experimentation helped cause this) and even Lee fears him and what he's capable of.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Arby turns out to mean "R.B." as initials. It's short for "Raisin Boy".
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones:
    • By the end of Season 1 and into Season 2, he starts worrying about Jessica when they discover they're siblings, who return his care for her when they're reunited. He also grows to steer Grant away from trying to be like him.
    • He's started a family of his own at the start of Season 2, and when the Network comes around to take him back, he hesitates until Lee starts threatening them. He later takes an opportunity to forge new identities for the three of them, but only to make sure his girlfriend and daughter escape to somewhere isolated.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Jessica. Both are loners, pragmatic survivalists, and trained killers. They're even siblings. But Jessica has always been on the run from the Network, while it's Arby's mission to get her for them.
  • Freudian Excuse: His father killed his pet rabbit in front of him when he was just a baby and it was all downhill from there. Carvel not only experimented on him beforehand, but also grew to favor his sister Jessica.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After finding out who he really is, he slowly turns away from the Network. By Season 2 he's actively helping Jessica and the group.
  • Inappropriate Role Model: In Season 2, he finds himself becoming this to Grant, who wants to become an emotionless killer like him. He refuses to see this happen.
  • Insistent Terminology: After discovering his real name, he refuses to be called Arby again.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: He does this in Season 2, telling his girlfriend and her daughter to escape and live a new life under new identities without him, so the Network and other affiliates can't go after them.
  • Lack of Empathy: He notes that he cannot feel remorse for killing and cannot sympathize with others easily. It's mostly thanks to the experiments of his father.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • "Arby" is actually initials, "R.B.", which stood for "Raisin Boy". Alternatively, due to his Lack of Empathy and eventual desire to gain the feeling of care for others, it can be interpreted as "Real Boy".
    • His real name turns out to be "Pietre", a Romanian variant of "Peter". Knowing the rabbit motifs following him and his work for Mr. Rabbit's organization, his name might be construed as "Peter Rabbit".
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He kills and causes pain without remorse at command, while at the same time he has extremely stunted emotional development. Once he actually tries to socialize with other people, his attempts are very clumsy.
  • Skilled, but Naive: He's an efficient agent for the Network and is successful in the missions set by them and himself, but he lacks social experience and empathy.
  • The Sociopath: Kills with no remorse or hesitation whatsoever. Then it's revealed in season two that he was experimented on by his father as a child, implying that he was made into one.
  • The Un-Favourite: His father abandoned him without a second thought while being prepared to die for his daughter, Jessica.
  • The Unsmile: He tries his hardest to put up a genuine smile, but his trouble with emotions is a detriment to it.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Would kill one. That said, it seems to spark his eventual rebellion against the Network.

    Lee 
Portrayed by: Paul Ready
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  • Affably Evil: So affable, he can convince people to gas themselves to death.
  • Boom, Headshot!: How Wilson kills him in Season 2, for real this time since Lee is the only one left from the Network who is opposing Wilson in so many ways.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Courtesy of his spoon and various powders.
  • Evil Cripple: After being shot by Wilson, his left arm is completely paralyzed due to nerve damage. This doesn't make him any less dangerous or evil, however.
  • Foil: To Arby. Whereas Arby is an assassin who had a serious case of a lack of empathy towards human emotions, in general, which in turn causes him to have a hard time in expressing himself, Lee on the other hand seems to have a better grasp on human emotions (and expressing himself), only to use it for his self-benefits.
  • Must Have Nicotine: He's fond of smoking, to the point where he risks lighting a cigarette while he and Arby are staging a gas leak. This is a vulnerability for him, as he gets out of the room Wilson is tortured in to grab a smoke, giving Wilson a chance to escape.
  • Smug Snake: Delivers his lines confidently and constantly sports a facial expression of self-assurance.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Sports a nice navy blue suit in season 1 and a canary yellow up for season 2.
  • Torture Technician: With a particular specialty for eyes, as poor Wilson found out.

    Terrence 
Portrayed by: Steven Robertson
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"Nothing produces carbon like a first-world human, yet you created one. Why would you do that?"

One of three Network sleeper agents responsible for executing their plan in series 2.


  • Boom, Headshot!: How Ian deals with him.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Conditioned to fervently execute the Network's plans, like his fellow agents.
  • Burger Fool: Works as a cashier at a Burger Station.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Offers to kill a child right in front of his mother as a "favor" for the environment, and makes a snide comment about one of his targets' occupations as a fishmonger.
  • Deep Cover Agent: Working for the Network and biding his time as a lowly fast food cashier until he's called.
  • Determinator: He's stabbed in the stomach by Ian and incapacitated to the point where he can't stand on his own. Still, he's so dedicated to seeing his mission through he resorts to crawling with the canister in his arms.
  • The Dreaded: One of plenty of sleeper agents with the mission to spread a deadly disease, whose reputations put fear and regret into their creators.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's polite, always calm, and smiling when working his day job at a fast food joint, even in the face of rude customers. It's all an act to hide the ruthless and robotic agent he really is, best seen when he belittles a mother for the "act" of having a son.
  • Hannibal Lecture: Summarizes the Network's motives quite well in an iconic monologue in the final episode of Season 2, in which he argues the very act of childbirth is inherently selfish and enormously destructive for the planet.
  • Manchurian Agent: His behavior shifts when he's contacted by Milner and told the code words to unleash the virus.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Generously offers to murder a woman's child to remove the burden he'll put on the environment. He ends up not doing so, leaving it unclear if the suggestion was literal.
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