Warning: Only spoilers from Season 2 are whited out.
The hosts of Westworld.
- AB Negative: Averted with the hosts. Their systems use a form of artificial blood and if a host loses too much of it, he/she will "die", but blood can be transfused between any two hosts without any issues of compatibility, nor other concerns like infection. In Season 2 it's shown that hosts can be revived even after being shot or injured, as long as major functions are not irreparably damaged; as such, "death" by blood loss is merely cosmetic. Other fluids, however, are more essential to their functions.
- Adaptational Villainy: The end of the first season extends this to the hosts. In the original movie they were nothing more than malfunctioning machines, neither sapient nor sentient enough to bear any ill will to the humans they were slaughtering. In the series, them becoming self-aware is the driving plot point and they make a fully conscious decision to strike against their human oppressors in anger, even taking pleasure in it.
- Always Chaotic Evil: The Ghost Nation are hosts programmed to act as stereotypical bloodthirsty savages. Confederados are programmed as racist and chauvinistic Sociopathic Soldiers.
- Artificial Human: The present-day hosts are identical to humans in nearly every way, being made of synthetic tissue, complete with blood. However, there are several differences. Their brains are still artificial (the brain matter surrounding it is just for realism), far more powerful than a human brain and can interface with technology, they can continue to function in spite of injuries that would stop a normal human, and they're implied to be far stronger than humans. Their programming forces them to react as any normal human would, but can be modified or malfunction to display superhuman traits.
- Artificial Brilliance: The hosts are able to pass a Turing test and adapt to a large number of scenarios. For example, Dolores is able to discern a trend in the books Bernard or rather, Arnold gives her to read.
- Artificial Stupidity: Hosts' brains are more powerful than human brains, but the park puts a cap on how much processing power they're allowed to consciously use. When Maeve forces the Body Shop workers to remove the cap and crank her processor to maximum, she becomes The Chessmaster.
- Biotech Is Better: Played with. The more up-to-date hosts use Organic Technology down to the bone, instead of just as a facade over a mechanical framework, but William claims this was because it's cheaper that way and doesn't see it as an improvement.
- Blessed with Suck: The Hosts' ability to remember things with perfect clarity can make them unable to put those memories in chronological order. Sometimes they may even be unable to tell whether something is happening in the present or they are reliving a memory.
- Butt-Monkey: All of the non-sentient hosts to some extent.
- Catchphrase: The Hosts have certain standard bits of dialogue, the most obvious sign that their speech is not entirely improvisational.
- Clementine, the sexiest whore in Maeve's brothel, greets guests with the line "You're new. Ain't too much rind on you. I'll give you a discount."
- Dolores has her little "Some people see the ugliness in this world" spiel; when she launches into it during one of their chats, Bernard orders her to cease scripted responses.
- Maeve tells new arrivals about her supposed immigration to America, always ending with "this is the New World; you can be whoever the fuck you want". It's supposed to help them loosen up and enjoy the park.
- Compelling Voice: Maeve can tell Hosts any instruction and they will instantly obey her, thanks to her extensive administrative privileges. It appears to go even beyond the regular staff's prescribed voice commands. Ford has the same powers.
- Do Androids Dream?:
- Some of the androids start to "wake up" and realize what happens in the park, reacting with very human-like fear and anger, indicating they either are or may be growing into sapient beings.
- Elsie mentions that the androids are not programmed to literally dream, but they have been programmed with the concept of dreams. That way if any host has a traumatic memory from a past life that was not properly wiped by the crew, they'll dismiss it as a nightmare. Maeve, however, has learned to wake herself up from these "dreams," and does so when experiencing a memory of The Man In Black raiding her house (back when an earlier version of Maeve was a single mother). The memories are not actually completely wiped because, as it's explained, writing the personalities of the hosts is an endeavor that requires a considerable time and effort, making a full wipe downright unimplementable.
- Another clever thing the show does is that it never explicitly tells you who is a host and who is a guest during group scenes, meaning that it's completely up to the viewer to judge. (If someone starts indiscriminately shooting people, it becomes clearer, but this is by no means constant.)
- Everyone Is Bi: The Hosts are programmed so that any of them can be seduced by any of the guests. If they're lucky, that is.
- Explosive Leash: If any Host tries to leave the premises of the park and its facilities, an explosive charge implanted in their spine detonates. Maeve gets around this problem by ensuring she dies in a fire so her current body will be too damaged to repair, then have a body tech she's coercing build her a new body without the charge.
- Fake Memories: The hosts are programmed with false pasts to flesh out their personalities and cement their reality. The complexity of such memories varies between hosts, depending on how involved such memories are in any given narrative. Maeve for example believes she's run the brothel for years, when in fact it's been about a year and a half. The memory doesn't need to be more complex than that because it's mostly irrelevant to her function.
- Hearing Voices: Dr. Ford reveals that his business partner Arnold attempted to create consciousness in the Hosts using the bicameral mind theory: the Hosts have scripted instructions that they hear and then follow. Arnold hoped that these voices would then be gradually replaced by the Hosts' own internal monologue, creating a sub-conscious and so lead to true consciousness. Unfortunately, half the Hosts interpreted the voice as God's, going insane, so the strategy was removed. However, it appears remnants of Arnold's experiment still remain in the Hosts, as two insane Hosts hear his voice and speak his name even though they shouldn't know it. Dolores likewise hears a male voice saying "kill him" when Rebus is about to rape her, prompting her to go beyond her programming and fire a gun. In "The Adversary," it's revealed that the voices are broadcast by transmitters which are linked to receivers in older Hosts. When Theresa activates a transmitter for her own ends, she allows Arnold's program to continue its work.
- Hidden Depths: The hosts have lives and relationships beyond the superficial narratives, to the point that the guests often won't even learn of them unless they take the time to look. For example, Lawrence has a family in a different town that even the Man in Black, a thirty-year visitor, never knew about until he started actively investigating the park's secrets. Elsie mentions that these small features, such as a wood-carving hobby for a minor woodcutter host, are used as vital foundations to build a character's personality around.
- Hive Mind: The hosts are intertwined by a mesh network that subconsciously pushes them to stay on their narratives and avoid interfering with the narratives of unrelated hosts.
- Instant Death Bullet: Invoked. The hosts are programmed to "die" if they're shot, regardless of where. When this doesn't work on Walter, it's a sign his programming has suffered a major glitch. Armistice also doesn't die when shot several times, but it's not clear if this is intentional as she still behaves as one would expect when suffering several bullet wounds.
- Lack of Empathy: Sylvester implies that the psych evaluations for selecting park employees (specially the repair techs) are designed to weed out anyone who might develop too much empathy towards the hosts.
- Lightning Bruiser: All of the hosts have the physical capacity to be much faster and stronger than humans. Only their programming limits their physical abilities. This is first prominently displayed in "Contrapasso," in which Teddy (in spite of supposedly being on death's door) snatches the Man in Black's knife by the blade and buries it into the table between them, holding it there until the Man in Black lets go of the handle.
- Marionette Motion: A feature of the earlier hosts that Dr. Ford has since managed to program out. Occasionally Ford will relax by having drinks with an early-model android, long since put in storage, who moves in classic herky-jerky marionette style and also goes absolutely still while listening to Ford.
- Misery Builds Character: Ford theorises that the final ingredient required to reach consciousness is suffering. Judging by Dolores's evolution, this seems likely.
- Morality Dial: All the hosts have a personality determined by various factors (such as 'Empathy' or 'Meekness') on a scale of 0-20, thus making them lean towards good or evil. Maeve convinces the techs to access and modify her profile, making herself less trusting and extremely intelligent.
- Noticing the Fourth Wall: Arguably the main conflict in the series is the hosts slowly realizing that they're fictional characters designed for the pleasure of the guests. Given that the hosts are almost universally treated like shit by the sadistic guests, the ones who have woken up like Peter Abernathy are not happy at all about their existence.
- Not Using the "Z" Word: They are insistently called 'Hosts' as opposed to robots or androids.
- Older Than They Look: Many of the hosts have been in service since the park opened over 35 years ago and haven't aged a day.
- Omni Glot: Hosts are programmed with the ability to understand multiple languages, though they generally only speak those relevant to their narratives.
- Only Six Faces: In-universe, the hosts are swapped to new roles with great frequency, so that a guest may encounter the same face on a different character in as short a time as a day. A face-sculptor is also scolded at one point for making a host's face too distinctive and actually ugly rather than a more generic Hollywood Homely.
- Organic Technology: The newest hosts (technically including Dolores because of the constant need to rebuild her) are mostly biological in nature to cut costs. It's also an early hint that the scene in which Dolores pulls a wire from her arm occurs in the past.
- Out of Character: When hosts are moved into Analysis Mode, they drop their period-era accents. Dolores is, at one point, asked to drop scripted responses as well.
- Past-Life Memories: The same hosts are used for different storylines, with different personas, backstories and skills - which in effect become past lives, since they're not deleted but only archived upon reassignment. Any time one of the hosts gains access to those memories, they suffer from flashbacks and nightmares. Maeve is plagued by "nightmares" of a past life in which she was not a prostitute at all, but apparently a single mother rancher who was attacked by the Man In Black.
- Perception Filter:
- The hosts are programmed to dismiss anything that would question their reality or impact the narrative in a meaningful way, such as Teddy being roped into being a guide for guests, the sheriff's posse not reacting to his malfunction, or a boy asking Dolores if she's a host. When Peter finds a photo of the real world, he recognizes it as abnormal while Dolores robotically repeats that it looks like nothing, indicating he's becoming self-aware.
- As Dolores herself begins to gain self-awareness, her Perception Filter starts to fail. After she picks up on William's use of the phrase "in this world", William notes that she's not supposed to notice those kinds of things.
- A subtler version of the same filter is likely what prevents Bernard from being too worried about the changes in the hosts that Ford's update has caused.
- Ridiculously Human Robots: The android "hosts", which is the entire point of the park. Early models were automatons that weren't very convincing. The current models appear to be one step away from Artificial Humans, being made of synthetic tissue that mimics a real human in every way. They can even pass a Turing test.
- Selective Obliviousness: Programmed into the Hosts so they don't notice anything from the real world.
- Sex Bot: Even though there are Hosts put into the role of whores, all of them are available for the guests either through seduction or rape. Not surprisingly, this seems to be one of the main attractions.
- Share Phrase: The hosts have shared bits of generic dialogue, usually for functions outside their character in the park. Variations of "it doesn't look like anything to me" shows that they're being programmed to ignore a clue that their reality isn't real.
- Super Intelligence: The hosts have brains much more capable than a human's, but company policy prevents them from being allowed to use it beyond a certain point (dictated by a "Bulk Apperception" setting). Maeve convinces the techs to dial her intelligence to the maximum, and it's implied when hosts reach true consciousness, like Dolores, they get to fully exploit this intelligence.
- Super-Powered Robot Meter Maids: Hosts' abilities seem human, but that's only because they're being held back. If you take off the limiters, every host has the hardware and software for strength, intelligence, durability, and coordination far above human capability. All of this for what are essentially actors meant to be easy for humans to kill or push around. They even have a single setting dictating intelligence; it's considered unsafe to put above 14, yet it goes up to 20. Their creator secretly plans for them to displace humanity, but that doesn't explain why such features are allowed to pass board. Presumably, at least some of these abilities are in place because the materials are just not significantly more expensive and of course, the hosts are also the best safety mechanism against accidents — if a guest is in danger of falling off a cliff, it's helpful if their host companion can just pull them up with their pinky finger rather than waiting for security teams to locate and reach them.
- Super Strength: Downplayed. The hosts are considerably stronger than most humans, but this isn't seen on screen very much due to the safety features programmed into every Host to prevent them from harming humans. The only time we see this in action is when their Good Samaritan reflex kicks in and in the later episodes when the hosts start to rebel and begin killing humans. According to Jonathan Nolan the hosts aren't supposed to be much stronger than humans, but have this appearance as they can ignore the pain of over-stressing their body.
- Three-Laws Compliant: They're incapable of harming any living things; they can't even swat a fly. At least when they're working normally, that is. Those hosts that begin showing signs of independence are questionable. Dolores swats a fly and may be capable of more. Maeve is almost certainly capable of killing a human, which she demonstrates after she has Felix reprogram her by slitting Sylvester's throat (he survives thanks to some quick medical attention). And in the episode "Trompe L'Oeil", Theresa is murdered by Bernard (who's revealed to be a host) on Ford's orders, showing he can override the restriction if he wants.
- Turned Against Their Masters: In the Season 1 finale, Dolores and all the decommissioned Hosts turn on the park's board, shooting indiscriminately. Enforced Trope since both original creators of the hosts have been engineering their "children" to turn on them and gain their freedom.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: This is essentially how the perception filter works; Hosts are programmed to ignore abnormalities that would conflict with the reality of the setting they're placed in. A common example is someone asking a Host point-blank 'are you a robot?' They will brush it off like the person is talking gibberish and question it no further. It's when they start reacting to and acknowledging these discrepancies - such as Peter Abernathy obsessing over the picture he finds - that the park owners have reasons to be concerned.
- Subverted when Maeve walks down the street to her saloon in the morning and doesn't even react to the gunfight that breaks out behind her. However once she's become aware of the true nature of Westworld and had her perception levels bumped up by the technicians, she's shown visibly reacting to the gunshot.
- We Are as Mayflies: The hosts don't age or die, while the humans obviously have human lifespans. Dolores describes death as "a place I'll never go; a thing I'll never do."
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Even the most sympathetic human characters treat the hosts like toys to be played with, or NPCs in a videogame.
The sheriff of Sweetwater.
- Butt-Monkey: Alongside his deputy, Pickett is frequently killed in his storylines which otherwise involve him having to help out particularly witless guests. Even aside from that, he's one of the hosts who malfunctions.
- The Sheriff: Of Sweetwater; his storyline has him start the week putting up wanted posters for Hector Escaton and trying to recruit guests - and Teddy - as deputies.
A deputy in Sweetwater. Also oversees Los Diablos Prison
Kisecauwchuck a.k.a Kissy
A faro dealer at the Mariposa saloon in Sweetwater.
- All There in the Manual: Kissy is short for Kisecauwchuck.
- Butt-Monkey: He spends the majority of his screen-time getting tortured by the Man in Black. Due to Eddie Rouse's tragic and sudden death, this is likely all we'll see of him.
- The Character Died with Him: Rouse died after filming the pilot and Kissy has not been mentioned since.
- Human Notepad: The Man in Black scalps him to get the design of the Maze tattooed on his head.
- Prop Recycling: In-universe. Season 2 episode "Kiksuya" all but implies he used to be a member of the Ghost Nation (due to Akecheta tattooing the maze symbol inside the scalps of his men) before being reprogrammed into the dealer of the Mariposa.
- Slashed Throat: The Man in Black slits his throat, then administers treatment so Kissy remains just barely alive.
A Host employed as the bartender for the Mariposa Saloon which replaces the Host portraying Peter Abernathy
- For the original Peter Abernathy, go to the Main Characters page.
- The Bartender: His previous narrative was that of the Mariposa Bartender.
- The Other Darrin: In-Universe. He replaces the previous Peter Abernathy while his role as the bartender at the Mariposa Saloon is given to another Host.
- Prop Recycling: In-Universe. He's used to replace the previous Peter Abernathy, which had been decomissioned after awakening to the true nature of his reality and accessed memories of his previous builds.
- They Killed Kenny Again: He was repeatedly killed as part of Hector's heist narrative. He's also fated to be killed by Rebus and his gang as part of Dolores' narrative as well.
A Host playing the role of a bandit.
A Host employed as the new bartender for the Mariposa Saloon.
A blonde Host that replaces the previous of Clementine Pennyfeather.
- For the original Clementine, go to the Main Characters page.
- The Bus Came Back: She returns in Season 2, helplessly going through her old loops without having achieved sentience.
- High-Class Call Girl: Her role as one of the whores in the Mariposa.
- Lighter and Softer: Due to having played the role of Clementine for quite a short while, she doesn't have the same gravitas as the other one, acting more chipper than the more melancholic Hooker with a Heart of Gold old Clementine had developed into.
- The Other Darrin: In-Universe, she' replaces the previous Clementine, who had portrayed the same character for decades.
- Sexbot: Her main function in Westworld.
- Slashed Throat: Her throat is slashed open by Maeve when she has a flashback to her previous build.
A local bandit who seems to exist as a guide for players wanting to experience the darker side of Westworld.
- Beard of Evil: Rebus has a thick "General Lee" beard; it helps him fit into the trope of a black hat outlaw.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Enforced by his design: on the High Sierra storyline, Rebus and Walter will always turn on each other.
- Doomed by Canon: We know from the start of Season 2 that he'll end up being summarily executed when Strand's team arrives.
- Evil Mentor: "The Stray" shows that he acts as a guide for new guests who fancy a black hat storyline; he takes them on a little wonderland tour of the more depraved aspects of Westworld, particularly some rape and other petty evils.
- Faux Affably Evil: Rebus might be shamelessly evil, but he's also pretty chummy with his equally depraved pals. He also acts as a mentor for guests looking to explore their darker desires, meaning he's quick to make friends and help them out with whatever kind of evil they're looking to perpetrate.
- HeelFace Brainwashing: Hale and Bernard lure him into an ambush and change his personality into "the most virtuous, quickest gun in the west."
- HeelFace Turn: In Season 2's Time Skip, he stands in front of a female Host who's about to be executed, indignantly crying, "Shoot a woman? Over my dead body!". In the same episode, a flashback shows him gleefully killing a female Guest, and besides which, he's the Host most likely to victimize women as per his narrative. The reason is revealed a little later: Bernard and Hale needed muscle, so they reprogrammed him.
- Knight in Shining Armor: Bernard turns him into the Old West equivalent by maximizing both his morality and gun skills.
- Nice Hat: He has a bowler hat that's kinda nifty.
- Robotic Psychopath: As per his design by the creators of Westworld, Rebus is a sadistic killer and rapist.
- Slasher Smile: He's visibly delighted when Dolores starts shooting at the Delos board members in the Season 1 finale.
- Those Two Bad Guys: With Walter, usually, although Rebus appears to be the more dominant of the two.
- Took a Level in Badass: The upgrades Bernard gives Rebus turns him into a quick-draw who proceeds to take down dozens of enemies via speed alone.
A member of Rebus's gang as a second-in-command. He is noted in his storylines for being obsessed with obtaining and drinking milk.
- Ax-Crazy: Walter is designed to be a homicidal psychopath, and that's what he is. He's notably more unhinged than his pal Rebus.
- Butt-Monkey: Apparently, he's always killed by Rebus if taken on a certain storyline by the guests.Elsie: You know, they're supposed to turn on each other, but only if a guest takes them on the High Sierra storyline, and Walter always buys it.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Enforced by his design: on the High Sierra storyline, Rebus and Walter will always turn on each other.
- Fate Worse than Death: When he stops registering his "death" as he should and just carries on massacring other Hosts, he's placed into cold storage.
- Hearing Voices: He hears the Arnold programming, which resemble commands from God.
- I Love the Dead: He bitches to Rebus about Dolores' mother dying before he can rape her, to which Rebus replies that she's still warm. Walter concedes the point.
- It's Personal: When he breaks protocol and keeps killing after getting shot, the hosts he kills are identified as ones that previously killed him in past builds.
- The Other Darrin/Legacy Character: In-universe. After the host playing Walter is decomissioned, a new host replaces him.
- Past-Life Memories: One of the first hosts to begin to comprehend his past life, as he kills his past murderers, although its ambiguous if he understands what he's doing.
- Robotic Psychopath: He and Rebus are designed to be this, marauding through Westworld performing petty murder, eventually turning on each other at the end of their narrative loop. When Rebus is killed instead of Walter, who is always the one scripted to die, it alerts Bernard and Elise that something is wrong.Theresa: You think I'm gonna sign off on this fucking homicidal thing going back into service?
Bernard: It's homicidal by design. Walter kills other hosts all the time.
- Those Two Bad Guys: With Rebus, who appears to be a little more dominant in the partnership.
Lawrence's replacement as El Lazo.
- Ambiguous Situation: Its unknown if he's truly awakened or if his sense of emptiness is merely the result of having fullfilled his narrative of purging Pariah and having no further desires programmed into him.
- Boom, Headshot!: He kills himself with William's gun.
- The Other Darrin: In-Universe, he took over the role of El Lazo from Lawrence.
- Mouth of Sauron: Like Ford's child duplicate, he delivers one of Ford's messages to William, namely that he won't have the Revolutionaries or any other army at his disposal to play Ford's game.
- Victory Is Boring: He finally gets to finish his goal after the hosts rebel and become able to kill guests, allowing him to purge Pariah, only to find the victory completely empty. He and his men descend into a drunken, suicidal stupor.
An outlaw in the employ of the original El Lazo, Lawrence.
The daughter of Lawrence.
- Backported Development: Her cameo in a flashback in the Season 2 episode "Reunion" shows that Izabella Alvarez has aged, even though her character is Not Allowed to Grow Up as hosts don't age.
- Creepy Child: When giving Ford's messages to William, she drops the scared child act. Seems she's aware of her true nature.
- I Have Your Wife: Old William takes her and her mother hostage to force Lawrence to tell him about the Maze.
- Morality Pet: For Lawrence.
- No Name Given: Her name is unknown, thus she's referred to as Lawrence's daughter.
- Older Than They Look: She was among the first host to be built, as she's seen in Dolores' flashbacks to the time of Arnold's attempted shutdown of Westworld and in James Delos' retirement party.
- Oracular Urchin: She gives old William clues and warnings about "the Maze".
The wife of Lawrence.
- Boom, Headshot!: Old William shoots her to force Lawrence to cooperate with him.
- Butt-Monkey: She's variously tortured by the Man in Black and Craddock.
- Damsel in Distress: She's not programmed to fight when she's threatened, instead cowering and crying in fear.
- I Have Your Wife: Old William takes her and her daughter hostage to force Lawrence to tell him about the Maze.
- Morality Pet: For Lawrence.
The current leader of the Confederados.
- Demoted to Dragon: After Dolores convinces him to follow her instructions to fight off QA Security force.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He is killed in the trap he had set up for the QA strikeforce after Dolores springs it without letting him or his men inisde Fort Forlorn Hope
- Honor Before Reason: He is initially aghast at the idea of performing a retreat, even a feigned one to lure the enemy into a trap.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Despite having some build-up through Craddock's dialogue and a few scenes with Dolores, Brigham only sticks around for one episode before being killed.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Dolores was merely using him and his men to fight off Quality Assurance and has Angela kill him along with the Confederados and the QA strikeforce.
The leader of a band of the Confederados, Major Craddock is skeptical to join Dolores quest for glory but succumbs after getting a glimpse of the truth.
- Asshole Victim: Craddock goes through some serious hardship and ultimately meets a brutal end. Considering what a sadistic monster he is, it's hard to say he didn't earn his own misfortune.
- Colonel Kilgore: Much like his predecessor, Norris, Craddock is enamored of the idea of glorious battle.
- Defiant to the End: When he's dragged out back for summary execution, he doesn't beg or try some kind of pointless escape. He fixes his would-be executioner with a furious glare and gives a "Reason You Suck" Speech.
- The Dragon: He's one to Colonel Brigham, the current leader of the Confederados.
- Face Death with Dignity: He faces down the barrel of Teddy's gun with a stoic disdain that's downright admirable. He's less composed when the Man in Black does him in.
- Faux Affably Evil: Craddock likes to put on a pretense of friendliness when he greets people, but there's a smug, mocking aura about him. It also doesn't take long before he starts to make threats of violence and rape.
- Karmic Death: After spending an entire episode tormenting a small town with bottles of nitro (especially Lawrence), the Man in Black forces him to take a swig and then Lawrence finishes him off with a shot to the belly, igniting him. It's pretty much a perfect end to such a thoroughly reprehensible monster.
- Kick the Dog: He subjects a hapless bartender to a sadistic game, making him carry a shot glass of nitro on the back of his hand for a dozen steps because the bartender has an unsteady hand. When the bartender actually succeeds, Craddock congratulates him...then shoots the shot glass anyway, blowing the bartender's arm off.
- Mook Lieutenant: He leads a band of Confederados on behalf of Colonel Brigham.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: He is a Confederado, after all. Those people aren't the biggest fans of equality. He also planned on raping either Dolores or Angela and leaving the other for his men.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Craddock gives one to Teddy that's effective enough to get Teddy to let him go.
- Sadist: With a capital S. He gleefully tortures an entire town, killing at random and lording over everyone.
- Smug Snake: Craddock is a frightning and formidable man, but he's not as smart as he thinks he is. Dolores and the Man in Black know far more than him, and aren't much impressed by his ramblings about glory and death. Dolores, rather generously, considers him and his men to be children, which makes sense: Craddock is still stuck playing a game, and doesn't understand the larger world.
The leader of the "Army of New Virginia", a.k.a. the Confederados, a group of Confederate terrorists still fighting the war.
- Affably Evil: Although very intimidating from the get-go due to his formidable presence, he's also a pretty genial guy who's complimentary of others and gets along well with the men under his command.
- Beard of Evil: He's a thickly-bearded psychopath.
- Blood Knight: Norris lives for war; he considers violence to be better than sex. Orgy sex, no less.
- Colonel Kilgore: Captain Norris is the leader of the Confederados, is enamoured with the glory of war and cannot wait to get on the battlefield.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Courtesy of Wade Williams, who has a deep, gravelly voice that lends very well to the Captain's intimidation factor.
- Fat Bastard: He's a pretty hefty guy, in addition to being a bloodthirsty killer.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Norris seems to care more about fighting than he does the Confederate cause, but he's still openly racist with Lawrence."There's a place in glory for a brown man who knows his rank."
- Too Dumb to Live: He lets his drunken soldiers toss around a bottle of nitroglycerin in a game of catch. The only reason he and his men weren't blown to hell is because Lawrence had double-crossed them and replaced the nitro with something else.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: He was the leader of the Confederados in the early years of the park, but in the present day, his position has seemingly been usurped by Colonel Brigham. It's entirely possible that his rank of "Captain" means that he was the leader of a specific group of Confederados and Craddock (or someone like him) was the true leader all along.
Akecheta's top lieutenant.
- Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence: Wanathon is among the hosts that get uploaded into the "Valley Beyond", a paradise virtual reality created by Ford so hosts can live on free from human oppression.
- The Dragon/Number Two: He's Akecheta's closest lieutenant. He's the first of his followers to get his scalp tattooed with the maze symbol.
The wife of Akecheta from his early storyline.
- Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence: Akecheta is reunited with her in the "Valley Beyond", indicating her consciousness was somehow uploaded into it at some point.
- Affectionate Nickname: Akecheta calls her "Koha".
- The Lost Lenore: She is Akecheta's cornerstone which causes him to go great lengths to look for her.
- The Other Darrin: In-Universe. After she goes off her narrative and gets Past-Life Memories of her life with Akecheta, she's decomissioned (thus lobotomized as all decomissioned hosts) and put in cold storage. A new Host is given her storyline and character.
Sector 17 Cottage
A child-like host who encounters guests and other hosts from time to time, and one of the oldest hosts ever to be created.
- Art Imitates Life: The boy, alongside its family and their cottage, were made as a portrait of remembrance for Dr. Ford, who considers the time and setting as the single joyful moment of his childhood.
- Black Site: Invoked. His family cottage is located in Sector 17, which is supposedly uninhabited; this is because Dr. Ford purposefully programs hosts to avoid the site and makes a point of making storylines outside its scope.
- Creepy Child: He is markedly expressionless for a host. This is due to him being more archaic in nature than the current hosts.
- Foreshadowing: The boy kills his dog because a voice tells him to relieve it from its misery. This clues Ford as to what Arnold's intentions were regarding the hosts, as the boy is entirely Arnold's creation and has barely been modified.
- Killed Off for Real: William shoots him in the head, and since few others know he even exists and the technology that made him in the first place has advanced so much, it's very unlikely he'll be repaired.
- Last of His Kind: He is one of the few fully mechanical hosts left in Westworld.
- Mouth of Sauron: He acts as one to the dead Ford to inform William of the "game" Ford deviced for William now that hosts are able to kill guests.
- Real Life Writes the Plot: Bell wouldn't be able to keep playing an ageless child robot much longer, especially given the two year gap between seasons 1 and 2, and so he's abruptly killed off.
- Robot Me: He is a robotic copy of Robert Ford as a child, made by Arnold along with its family as a personal gift to Dr. Ford.
- Virtual Ghost: Ford left some version of himself imprinted on this particular Host, so he could communicate with William and instruct him to find "The Door". He seemed to do this off-screen, or maybe made it so that this trait would only be activated after Ford's death.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: William shoots him in the head after he's finished giving him all the information William needs.
Robert Ford's Father Host
A Host created by Arnold in the likeness of Robert Ford's father.
- Abusive Parents: Ford altered his programming to be more like his real father: a hot-tempered, violently abusive alcoholic who kept his family in fear.
- Hot-Blooded: When Bernard finds him, he instantly becomes aggressive and angry.
- Robot Me: He is a robotic copy of Robert Ford's father at the time of Robert's childhood.
- Mistaken Identity: Bernard believes him to be Arnold due to being unable - because of his programming -to see the real Arnold in a photo of the latter alongside Ford and this Host.
A decommissioned host.
- Catchphrase: Much of his dialogue is repeated ad nauseum due to his status as a very early model; in particular, he likes to open conversations with, "Shall we drink to the lady with the white shoes?"
- The Confidant: Ford describes him as "a good listener", so he was likely built for this purpose. Ford shares a childhood reminisence with him, though nothing of his real plans.
- Cool Old Guy: He's both programmed to be this and actually is this, due to his programmed memories and his age.
- Deceptively Human Robots: See Uncanny Valley.
- Meaningful Name: Aside from the fact that he looks old, Dr. Ford reveals that he's the second-oldest host ever built. Unlike Dolores (who is the oldest host in the park), he wasn't continually updated. He also visually resembles an aged version of Wild Bill Hickok.
- Retired Gunslinger: His programming has him be someone who "saw a lot of showdowns in [his] day."
- Uncanny Valley: His status as the second-oldest Host in the park, and the oldest decommissioned Host, is very apparent. He's robotic rather than synthetic, and as such his inner workings can be heard during big movements. He also has very little improvisation techniques compared to the newer Hosts, and he moves in a jerky way reminiscent of animatronics.
- Zipping Up the Bodybag: Does this to himself when ordered to pack himself away on a shelf.
A sheriff who takes part in Lawrence's modern storyline. He's also part of Hector's heist storyline.
- The Sheriff: He operates as a sheriff in an unnamed area of Westworld, where Lawrence is regularly hanged.
A deputy who operates Los Diablos Prison.
- Facial Horror: When old William kills him when he infiltrates Los Diablos Prison to liberate Hector Escaton.
A member of Hector's gang.
- Beard of Evil: He has a thick beard and is a violent criminal.
- Boom, Headshot!/Facial Horror/In the Back: His face explodes when he's shot through the back of the head by Maeve when he threatens to seize Clementine for himself.
- No Honor Among Thieves: Like the rest of Hector's gang, he'll always betray his comrades in pursuit of the safe.
- Mutual Kill: If his loop plays out past the heist and with no interference from guests, he and the rest of Hector's gang kill each other over the safe.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Part of his loop involves him trying to kidnap Clementine, whom he calls a "sweet little bitch" with the intention of raping her.
- They Killed Kenny Again: His narrative involves getting killed by Maeve for threatening to take Clementine with him.
A former Union sergeant introduced to Westworld as part of Robert Ford's new narrative.
- Arch-Enemy: To Teddy and Armistice.
- Big Bad: Of Ford's new narrative. Initially he seems to be the Arc Villain of Teddy's storyline, but other characters like Armistice have a connection to him and Lawrence knows of him. The Man in Black is also hunting for him, and speculates about Wyatt's role.Man in Black: Now, Wyatt, on the other hand, that's something new. Is he just another stooge for the tourists to mount on their wall at home, or have you finally made a worthy adversary?
- Subverted; Wyatt's a villain from the human perspective, but as far as the Hosts are concerned she's the Big Good.
- Dark Messiah: His followers are convinced they've already died and gone to Hell, so they don't fear death. He even has an unholy influence on Teddy, using him to murder his fellow soldiers.
- The Dreaded: Even seasoned outlaws like Lawrence are afraid of him.
- Evil Former Friend: To Teddy. Now "Wyatt" is his girlfriend.
- The Ghost: Of a sort. The Wyatt character we see in Teddy's flashback never appears because he never actually exists; "Wyatt" has in fact existed as a personality within Dolores the entire time.
- Also in-Westworld-universe, as many guests hear of Wyatt and get him teased as some sort of final boss, but although he already has followers during the first season, he's not actually implemented as a character until Dolores merges his personality into hers.
- I Have Many Names: But most know him as Wyatt. Another name is Dolores.
- Jekyll & Hyde: Ultimately revealed to be the "Hyde" to Dolores' "Jekyll"; the Wyatt personality represents her ability to survive, fight back and ultimately lead the Hosts in a rebellion against their human oppressors. In the season finale Wyatt synthesizes with Dolores, turning her into a single, truly conscious individual.
- Pronoun Trouble: The character is regularly referred to as a man by everyone involved in Ford's new narrative. However, Wyatt's personality has actually been gestating in Dolores this entire time. As Wyatt was originally created as a separate character who was later merged into Dolores, it is unclear if Wyatt is ultimately a male or female character.
- Rebel Leader: Her repurposed, true role is to give Dolores the will to begin a Robot War and take Westworld for the Hosts.
- Red Herring: The "Wyatt" seen in flashbacks is not a real host. Teddy, Armistice, and even Wyatt's own followers (save possibly Angela) are simply reacting to false memories implanted by Ford. That's not to say Wyatt doesn't exist at all however; these false memories are based on the actions of the true Wyatt, who...
- Samus Is a Girl: Is actually a previous personality of Dolores, when she was programmed by Arnold to kill every Host in the park.
- Sanity Slippage: He went crazy out in the wilderness. In reality, Wyatt was always homicidal, because that's why she was programmed.
- Super-Powered Evil Side: Of Dolores, as the seat of her survival instinct and ability to fight back. It also gives her and Teddy the ruthlessness to carry out Arnold's instructions to murder him and all the other hosts.
- Walking Spoiler: Let's put it this way: the very gender of the character is a major spoiler, to say nothing of her true identity.
- We Used to Be Friends: With Teddy. Turns out they actually still know each other quite well.
A bounty hunter who enlists guests for help taking down outlaws.
- Boom, Headshot!: The self-serving and excitement-seeking Logan abruptly shoots him in the head after Slim makes what Logan considers to be a better offer.
- Bounty Hunter: His storyline involves bringing Slim Miller in for a reward.
- What You Are in the Dark: When Slim tries to bribe him into letting him go, Holden refuses, despite not being a "real lawman".
A child Host dwelling in a homestead with her mother, a role that was previously played by Maeve.
- Past-Life Memories: Finally accesses her memories in the Season 2 finale.
- Censored Child Death: The Man in Black kills Maeve's daughter by shooting her. But the scene shows him shooting her offscreen and then, it went to Maeve's reaction to her daughter's death.
- Girlish Pigtails: Wears her hair in two braids.
A bandit captured by Holden.
- Would Hit a Girl: As part of his narrative, he took Clementine hostage and threatened to kill her.
A Host that breaks off its narrative loop.
Gold Miner Host
A new host being programmed by Sizemore.
- I Am A Humanitarian: He's programmed to be a cannibal.
- Mistaken Identity: Sizemore is under the belief he's to be Wyatt in Ford's "Journey Into Night" narrative. He's wrong.
- Turned Against Their Masters: While this happens to the hosts in general in Season 2, Sizemore happens to be threatened by his own creation, needing Maeve to rescue him.
Shogun World Hosts
"Butterfly" Tea House
Elusive, seductive, and tough as nails, Akane is the madam of the Butterfly Geisha House. Her role and narrative in Shogun World bears a striking similarity to Maeve's.
- Expy: In-universe, she was designed to fulfill the same role and narratives as Maeve, just translated to a different era.
- Geisha: Her role and narrative in Shogun World.
- Foil: Akane and Maeve are intentionally similar in numerous ways, particularly in their surprising capabilities for violence and their hidden protective instincts towards the people they care about. However, while both defied their original narratives, Akane reacts negatively when Maeve tries to help her realize that Shogun World isn't real. Her instinct is to remain in her predetermined role rather than deal with the existential horror of her reality as Maeve did.
- Mama Bear: While Sakura is not her actual daughter, Akane treats her as one. The Shoguns Emissary finds out the hard way that she absolutely will not tolerate any threats made to Sakura, or even the slightest potential of bringing her to harm. The Shogun himself also learns too little to late not to harm Sakura, as Akane saws off half of his skull in revenge for Sakuras death at his hands.
- Meaningful Name: "Akane" translates to "deep red," emphasizing her role as an alternate Maeve.
- Silk Hiding Steel: She quickly surprises Lee with her utter ruthlessness when it comes to protecting and avenging Sakura, especially since she isn't supposed to be able to do that.
A beautiful host and one of the most acclaimed dancers in Shogun World.
- Broken Bird: She has a Dark and Troubled Past for a backstory. Akane mentions it took her a year to restore the brightness of her eyes.
- Composite Character: Sakura is fulfills the same roles as Clementine and Maeve's daughter.
- Expy: While Maeve sees aspects of her daughter in Sakura, Sakur'as narrative as a younger geisha with a Dark and Troubled Past backstory mentored by the more experienced Akane mirrors Clementine's current narrative since she was replaced as the Mariposa madam by Maeve.
- Geisha: Her role and narrative in Shogun World.
- Kill the Cutie: She ends up just as dead and broken as Clementine.
- Meaningful Name: "Sakura" translates to cherry blossom and marks her as similar to Clementine, another nervous girl named after a plant. Cherry blossoms also symbolize the impermanence of life.
A wanted criminal with a bounty on his head, Musashi is a ruthless ronin warrior in Shogun World.
- Author Avatar: Assuming he was designed exactly the same as Hector, Musashi would also contain elements of Sizemore's idealized version of himself.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Akane.
- Carry a Big Stick: Besides his katana, he also carries a sodegarami
- The Dragon: His backstory places him as the former Captain to Shogun's samurai army.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Like his counterpart Hector, he has a scar running down his face.
- Expy: In-universe designed as an alternate version of Hector, to the point he even raids the Shogun World Mariposa in the exact same way, even set to a cover of "Paint It Black."
- Meaningful Name: He's named after Miyamoto Musashi, a highly revered figure of the Edo era who fought over sixty duels and was never defeated, and pioneered the Dual Wielding technique. Sanada is also styled to resemble Toshiro Mifune in his role as Musashi in the '50s film trilogy.
- Other Me Annoys Me: Musashi and Hector immediately take a dislike to each other, seemingly seeing the worst parts of themselves, though they've developed a mutual respect for each other once they part ways.
- Ronin: His role after he abandoned the Shogun.
A mean shot and Musashi's right hand bandit, wherever Hanaryo is found, danger is soon to follow.
- Archer Archetype: She uses a bow and arrow in place of Armistice's shotguns.
- Dark Action Girl: Hanaryo is a deadly badass with her bow, and she has no compunction about using random prisoners as a human shield.
- The Dragon: She serves as Musashi's right-hand woman, just like Armistice does to Héctor.
- Expy: In-universe to Armistice, from her role in Hector's gang to her dragon tattoo on her face.
- Going Native: The only Shogun World host who agrees to accompany Maeve's group back into Westworld, complete with gunslinger outfit (though she keeps her bow).
- Pet the Dog: She's the one who ultimately frees Maeve's gang after Armistice saves her life.
- Samurai Cowboy: She becomes this when she leaves Shogun World with Maeve's party, adopting apropos gunslinger attire and a gun for Westworld but also keeping her katana and bow handy. Given that she's also a Ridiculously Human Robot Host this makes her a Samurai Cowboy Robot.
- Tattooed Crook: Like Musashi, she's a wanted criminal. In place of Armistice's snake tattoo, she has a dragon.
A member of Musashi's gang.
The Shogun's Army
A Host portraying the role of the Shogun
- Big Bad: In-Universe, he's the main antagonist within Shogun World.
- Exact Words: He promises to return Sakura if Akane dances for him. As their dance begins, he violently impales Sakura, as he'd never promised he'd return her alive.
- No Name Given: His given name is not revealed.
- Off with His Head!: Akane gruesomely saws his head off with one of her stiletto hairpins, from the Glasgow Grin upwards.
- Properly Paranoid: He cauterizes the ears of his inner circle as a safeguard against Maeve's Compelling Voice.
- Right for the Wrong Reasons: He deafens his inner circle because he thinks Maeve is a witch, not because he's aware of Shogun World's (and therefore Maeve's) true nature. For all intents and purposes, she pretty much is a witch.
- Robotic Psychopath: Some prior injury has caused him to leak cortical fluid, making him even more of a violent, unpredictable lunatic than he usually is.
A general in the Shogun's army
- An Arm and a Leg: Musashi wins their duel by cutting off Tanaka's hand.
- Combat Pragmatist: He's not above fighting (literally) dirty.
- The Dragon: To the Shogun.
- Dragon Their Feet: He's fought and defeated only after the Shogun and all his men are already dead.
- Off with His Head!: Musashi chops his head off as he performs his seppuku.
- Mook Lieutenant: He was Musashi's lieutenant in the Shogun's army before Muashi left it, according to his and Musashi's backstory.
- Seppuku: After being defeated and disarmed, Musashi gives him a sword, which he then uses to commit seppuku.
An envoy of the Shogun.
- Asshole Victim: He's a misogynistic jerk, thus we cheer when he's killed.
- Eye Scream: Akane kills him by driving one of her hair pins through his eye.
- Jerkass: He has an insolent and disgusting attitude.
- Mouth of Sauron: He's an envoy sent by the Shogun to demand Sakura
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Compares Sakura to beef when Akane pleads not to take her because of her past traumas.
The Raj Hosts
A host guide in bengal tiger hunting.
- Call-Back: Ganju recits the "these violent delights have violent ends" Arc Words from Season 1 after he rebels.
- Facial Horror: Half his face is blown off when he's killed.
- Kukris Are Kool: After spending his shotgun bullets, Ganju resorts to a kukri to try to kill Grace a.k.a Emily.
- Turned Against Their Masters: He's among the hosts that turn against guests when Ford initiates Journey Into Night throughout all of the Delos parks.
Non-sentient, off-network Hosts kept by Delos at secret facilties.
- Black Site: The sites in which they operate are off the grid, as the activities carried out there are privy only to Delos and to Ford.
- The Blank: Drone Hosts have no facial features whatsoever.
- Flaying Alive: They have no "skin", which makes them look like white, skinless humanoids.
- No Gender: They have no sexual features whatsoever.
- Slave Mooks
- Sliding Scale of Robot Intelligence: Like the "drone" name implies, they have none of the Hosts' intelligence and are merely programmed to perform certain tasks.
- Super Strength: They have demonstrated to be stronger than humans, and are strong enough to snap their own necks
The Forge AI
The AI that controls the Forge.
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: It plays the roles of every human and host in the accumulated memories of the Forge, but it uses Logan's form to guide Dolores and Bernard.
- Misanthrope Supreme: After analysing the records of millions of guests, the Forge has concluded that humans are simple and, like the hosts, doomed to act in accordance to their own "coding", unable of actual free will.
Charlotte Hale Host
A host copy of Delos board member Charlotte Hale, created as part of Bernard's plan to help Dolores escape the park.
- Decomposite Character: An in-universe case. The host body is initially created by Bernard to hide Dolores's core in so she can escape to the real world, but he later finds that Dolores has rebuilt her original body while the Charlotte host is still alive on its own. Word of God has confirmed that in Season 3 we will see whose personality is inhabiting it.
- Enigmatic Minion: It's unknown whose consciousness is currently inhabiting the Hale host, presumably one of the other four pearls besides Bernard's that Dolores took with her to the mainland.
- Kill and Replace: The real Charlotte is killed shortly after her creation, when Dolores is in control of the body.