Warning: Only spoilers from Season 2 are whited out.
The employees, guests and other humans of Westworld.
The Delos Board
James "Jim" Delos
Father of Logan and father-in-law to William, James Delos is the founder of Delos Incorporated and an investor in Westworld.
- Ax-Crazy: The degradation his host body undergoes turns him into a violent maniac who hurts others and himself.
- Beard of Evil: Delos has a short, neat beard, and is a pretty unethical person.
- Brain Uploading: He's used as the test subject for Delos's plans to sell immortality through host bodies, which ends up a dismal failure with hundreds of failed attempts every time a copy of his mind is uploaded into a physical body.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's convinced to partner with Westworld by the potential to gather illegal information on a bunch of rich and powerful people. Aside from that, William remarks that he's always been an extremely unethical businessman.
- Death by Irony: He even thinks so himself."I'm dying of a disease whose research I defunded fifteen years ago. I think my sense of humor is fucking intact."
- The Dreaded: Nobody outside his family (save for William) dares to speak to him with anything less than deferential politeness.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: A philanderer and a ruthless businessman, but he genuinely loves his daughter, wife, and possibly even his son. The brain scan version of him snaps for good after he learns William unintentionally pushed his daughter to suicide.
- Evil Old Folks: He's a Corrupt Corporate Executive in his older years, although age hasn't diminished his greed or sharpness.
- Facial Horror: His final and extremely degraded host body has cut his face to shreds trying to shave by the time Bernard and Elsie find him.
- Fate Worse than Death: The original Delos may have died peacefully, but his brain scan was essentially left in a constant limbo and slow degradation alone in a chamber as he lived past all his surviving family.
- Fiction 500: Delos has enormous wealth; he funds Westworld, which in itself is massively expensive.
- Foil: To Bernard, in terms of being a host. Bernard was created with Arnold as a basis, but they are two fundamentally different individuals in attitude, mannerisms, and initiative, as Bernard is simply an "Arnold" that could not contradict Ford. As a matter of fact, Ford created Bernard in spite of Arnold, with no sense of self until the barriers placed on the hosts are lifted. Delos, on the other hand, was willing to have a host created to his image and semblance with the firm intention of having a non-withering, undying body where he could place his mind in order to leave behind his own feeble human body. However, after spending decades in order to make the host Delos's mind accept the reality of being a host, William was not able to make it live more than 31 days without its mind going to shit once its nature is revealed to it. As it was, Delos's sense of "self" became the barrier for its host to live.
- Incurable Cough of Death: The cause of his retirement.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Delos ended up dying of a disease whose research he defunded fifteen years before he got it himself. Considering how far medical science has advanced in the Westworld universe, there almost certainly would have been a cure after fifteen years. Delos himself has a bitter sense of humor about the whole thing.
- Last Lousy Point: His host never was able to get past the plateau signifying the acceptance of its own reality; at the most, William was barely able to make it live 31 days, though it took him decades on end to be able to reach those meager numbers. Still, it's implied that William was merely using him as the means to an end, as it's his interest to create a host from a different person. Uncertain of Delos's last host's progress, and tired of the whole thing, William just abandons it to its fate.
- Posthumous Character: He died of a disease before the proper events of the show began. In spite of attempts to revive him through Westworld tech, his original self died long before the start of the series.
- Rags to Riches: Behind-the-scenes material strongly implies that he really did come from nothing, but has built himself into a titan of industry.
- Refuge in Audacity: It's William's frank honesty that impresses Delos the most.William: This is the only place in the world where you get to see people for who they really are. And if you don't see the business in that, then you're not the businessman that I thought you were.Delos: You're a cheeky little cunt, aren't you? There's not a man alive would talk to me like that. Not anymore. [beat] Okay. Talk to me. I'm listening.
- Sanity Slippage: The technology he hoped would keep him alive ends up having severe limits, resulting in him reaching a "cognitive plateau" that he never overcomes. There's nowhere to go but down, and William has him reset every time this happens...until the last times, when William decides his degradation should be studied. He goes entirely insane.
- Self-Made Man: The "Inside the Episode" featurette on Delos's first appearance explicitly describes him as this.
- Virtual Ghost: Even though his host duplicates are a constant failure, copies of Delos are stored inside the Forge.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: His relationship with Logan is, uh, "strained". Logan considers him blind to the future, and Delos considers Logan to be a "fuckup" who made a bad investment. The host copy of Delos still cares for Logan though, howling for him when he discovers his wife and daughter are dead.
- Your Cheating Heart: According to William, he was a serial philanderer.
A board member at Delos.
- Jerkass: He isn't exactly the best representative for the Delos Board, being a short-tempered jerk. He kills an innocent young farmboy just because the boy is a host and Blake is scared. To be fair, he'd just seen all the other hosts mow down his colleagues, but the act is still astonishingly brutal.
- Unwitting Pawn: Angela lets him go from her ambush that kills the rest of Bernard and Hale's group, so that she can follow him to an entrance to Livestock.
Delos Extraction Team
Maling is a private military contractor hired to rescue members of the Westworld board from hosts who have gone off their loops.
The leader of the Delos extraction team.
- Badass Mustache: His facial hair would seem to mark him as a gunslinger host rather than the human he is.
- Establishing Character Moment: He parachutes in and greets a polite Ashley Stubbs with nothing but disdain and insults, establishing him as an egomanical prick.
- Jerkass: Coughlin is a swaggering asshole who seems to hate everyone who isn't a member of his own extraction team. He doesn't even seem to have much respect for Hale, who's ostensibly in charge.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: During the attack on the Mesa, he deals out one of these to Teddy, then makes the mistake of trying to deliver a Pre-Mortem One-Liner, giving Teddy the opportunity to overpower him and pummel him to death.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: His dialogue is peppered with fucks.
- The World's Expert on Getting Killed: He's the head of the Delos extraction team and is very confident in his ability to get the situation under control, but he's killed in the first real fight he encounters.
A member of the Delos extraction team.
- Beard of Evil: He has a scruffy little beard and mercilessly guns down hosts.
- Distracted by the Sexy: He's completely disarmed when Angela starts seducing him, allowing her to get the drop on him and pull his grenade pin.
- Jerkass: He's a pretty basic asshole, full of smug overconfidence much like his boss.
- Too Dumb to Live: Even after his team gets their ass kicked up and down by the hosts, Engels still allows himself to get intimately close to Angela when she plays her seductive game...only for her to pull the pin on his grenade and blow them both to smithereens.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He gets little screentime or characterization and exists mostly as an obstacle before getting killed.
A member of the Delos extraction team.
Dr. Robert Ford and Arnold Weber
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A member of the Westworld QA Security Force.
A security guard in Quality Assurance stationed at the Sector 19 Remote Refurbishment Facility.
- Asshole Victim: From the POV of the Hosts.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: He's at the receiving end of this, when Angela puts his face inside the white substance used to create the muscle tissue of Hosts, which burns the skin.
- Facial Horror: Dolores dunks his face into the host-making chemical bath while interrogating him on how Delos will respond to the rebellion, to which he screams that it burns.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He's killed in his second appearance, shot by Colonel Brigham.
A tech who, along with his colleague Sylvester, fixes up Hosts who have been killed or injured and sends them back out.
- Asian and Nerdy: He's portrayed by an actor of Asian descent and, after Bernard, is probably the staff member most interested in the science behind the hosts.
- The Bus Came Back: After a two-episode absence, he returns in "Virtù e Fortuna".
- Extreme Doormat: He's very meek and easily dominated by stronger personalities like Sylvester and Maeve.
- The Farmer and the Viper: When Felix has Maeve at his mercy, he refuses Sylvester's plan to erase her data because he sees her as a person. She proceeds to torment numerous Hosts to test her powers, cause the deaths of dozens of humans, and betray even the Hosts recruited to her side. However Maeve does nothing to harm Felix himself, appreciating that his empathy makes him better than the other humans she's encountered.
- Horrible Judge of Character: He trusts and follows every word of Maeve to a point beyond reason, even when Maeve reminds him that she had him reprogram her to be less trustworthy.
- Interchangeable Asian Cultures:
- Sylvester accuses him of having a Hentai obsession at one point because of his interest in Maeve. However, Hentai is Japanese, not Chinese, making the statement come across as casually racist.
- When Maeve is unable to command the Shogun World hosts due to their malfunctioning multi-linguistic mechanism where they can only understand Japanese, Sylvester suggests Felix if he could talk to them. Felix is very offended with this suggestion, and unlike the previous example, he calls Sylvester out on it:Sylvester: Can't you just say something to them...?Felix: I'm from Hong Kong, you asshole!
- Nice Guy: Extremely so.
- The Quisling: He assists Maeve with escaping the park even after he clearly realizes what is happening and knowing that Maeve considers humans lesser beings.
- Those Two Guys: With Sylvester; they work together, but they're not exactly friends.
- Token Good Teammate: Felix is one of the few lowly employees who doesn't act like a jerk/rapist, and he grows more invested in helping Maeve. This may have been by design. Delos's selection criteria during recruitment are supposed to weed people like he (i.e. those with normally functioning empathy) from the workforce, ASAP. Ford may have "let" a careful number through the net in specific workstations for his own reasons.
- Tomato in the Mirror: Parodied when he learns Bernard is a Host and starts looking at his own hands in horror. Maeve is quick to assure him that he's not one.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Sylvester and Felix cover up Maeve's sudden wake up on the operating table out of fear of losing their jobs. Felix insists he wasn't responsible, but doesn't push the issue. When Maeve pulls this trick again, she's alone with Felix and much more aware of her situation than she was the last time. Subverted by the fact that Maeve's awakening was engineered by an outside party. He was just a pawn.
- You Are a Credit to Your Race: As Maeve leaves the elevator to get on the train out of the park, she says that Felix really is a "terrible human." Note that her view of humanity is as a bunch of violent oppressors, so this comes off as a veiled compliment.
- You Said You Would Let Them Go: Almost word-for-word when Maeve non-fatally slices Sylvester's throat, after a crucial reconfiguration which he only agreed upon after being promised that Maeve "wouldn't hurt anyone", much to his horror. Granted, Sylvester had it coming and she didn't kill him, but it wasn't the last death she would cause.
A tech who, along with his colleague Lutz, fixes up Hosts who have been killed or injured and sends them back out.
- Asshole Victim: Sylvester gets put through the ringer by Maeve and Armistace, but considering how vile he is, it's hard to feel too sorry for him.
- Beard of Evil: He turns out to be worse than just an odious jerk, he's straight-up evil: he has an illegal side business in pimping out unconscious hosts to his colleagues.
- The Bus Came Back: After a two-episode absence, he returns in "Virtù e Fortuna".
- Butt-Monkey: From the moment Maeve wakes up, Sylvester's life takes a turn for the horrifying. He's caught between a rock and a hard place, gets threatened over and over, has his throat cut by Maeve (which almost kills him), is almost killed by Armistice, and is abandoned in the midst of the host rebellion. Season 2 shows that he has not fared much better off-screen; whereas Lutz doesn't seem to be in much immediate danger, Armistice had placed a live grenade between his chin and neck and only removes it safely when Maeve arrives. Then it's right back to being threatened into complicity. He arguably deserves every second.
- Dirty Coward: He works with Maeve entirely out of fear, and is happy enough to beg for his life.
- Jerkass: Sylvester is a very hard person to like. Even ignoring his side business in pimping out unconcious hosts to fellow techs, he's personally an overbearing, unpleasant and plain obnoxious man.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Sylvester may be crass, but Lutz's fiddling with a host bird's code to figure out how it works is bound to get him in trouble. Especially considering he's working for Delos, who have strict contracts against the smuggling of data out of their park. He is even more right about Maeve needing to be shut down before she will start hurting guests and staff, the first ending up being himself.
- Kiss Me, I'm Virtual: Sylvester has a lucrative sideline pimping the hosts to the techs by hacking their programs and wiping all traces afterwards. As it's Not So Different from her own profession, Maeve doesn't take offense, but finds it useful blackmail material.
- Oh, Crap!: He has several of these moments, in particular lobotomizing Clementine in front of Maeve followed by Maeve's threat to kill him.
- Only Sane Man: In comparison to Felix, Sylvester is the only person who believes that boosting Maeve's abilities is an incredibly bad idea. He's 100% right.
- Pet the Dog: He's not particularly nice to Felix, but does seem to protect him in his own way. When Maeve wakes up, Felix doesn't report it despite genuinely believing that it was Felix's error. This may just be Sylvester being worried about possible repercussions on his end, but when he finds that Lutz has stolen a bird host, he gives him a genuine if brusque warning instead of reporting him.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: When he finds Felix with a dressed Maeve, he snidely asks if it's something to do with hentai.
- Slashed Throat: He gets one courtesy of Maeve, though lucky for him he happened to be in just the right place for it to be sealed before he could bleed out.
- Those Two Guys: With Felix; they work together and they're rarely seen apart, but they're not exactly friends. Sylvester is yet to share a scene without Lutz.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Sylvester and Lutz cover up Maeve's sudden wake up on the operating table out of fear of losing their jobs. In Sylvester's case, he just assumes Felix forgot to put her under properly despite Lutz's insistence. Rather than even entertain the possibility that Lutz is right, he tries to ignore the whole thing. When Maeve pulls this trick again, she's alone with Felix and much more aware of her situation than she was the last time. Like Felix, this is subverted by the fact that Maeve's awakening was engineered by an outside party and while they were unwilling, it was going to happen anyway.
Another tech in the body shop, responsible for disposal.
- Bi the Way: His first (visible) victim of Dude, She's Like, in a Coma! couldn't be seen, but his second attempt at a good time was with Hector.
- Covert Pervert: He seems normal enough, but he's been raping Hosts in sleep mode. In the context Destin is working in, "sleep mode" means "dead".
- Dude, She's Like, in a Coma!: Elsie blackmails him by revealing that she knows he has sex with inactive Hosts.
- Karmic Death: Hector kills him right after Destin tried to rape him.
- Oh, Crap!: Destin's face is a study in this trope when Elsie casually hands him her tablet, which is playing a video of his... "extracurricular activities" with a Host that's in sleep mode.
Another body shop tech stationed at the Sector 19 Remote Refurbishment Facility.
- Butt-Monkey: Absolutely nothing goes right for this guy and his existence from his first moment of screentime is misery.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Let's see... we've got robots who dress like white Americans circa the Civil War forcing a black American to do their bidding under the constant fear of death if he falls out of line and keeping him bound. Huh.
- Leave Behind a Pistol: Teddy leaves him a gun with a single bullet after trapping him on the train, calling it his "last act of mercy".
- Small Role, Big Impact: He's just a tech that Dolores has kidnapped for her larger plans. Yet it's his technical expertise that allow Dolores to force Teddy to follow her murderous orders.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Dolores has Teddy trap him on a doomed train car after she's finished using him.
A livestock technician.
- Beard of Evil: He has a light beard and zero empathy for the Hosts.
- Karmic Death: The Hosts he forced to butcher one another resurrect and cut open his neck with the little saw machine he was about to use on Maeve.
- Lack of Empathy: Roland seems unable to even conceive of the Hosts as living things, viewing them solely as machines to be pulled apart, repaired, reprogrammed or disposed of.
- Sadist: He's revealed to be one when he amps up the pain receptors for Maeve as preparation for her destruction. He explains that there can be no pleasure without pain.
The various guests who come to Westworld, paying top dollar to experience the wild west and all its pleasures.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Fitting the Western theme, "white hats" are there to save the day while "black hats" are there to pillage and cause damage.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: Most of the guests abuse and kill Hosts at their leisure. That said, some go out of their way to show basic decency and politeness to the Hosts.
- Idle Rich: A single day at the park, for one guest, costs $40,000.
- Obliviously Evil: The guests have been told that the hosts are merely robots who can't actually feel pain or suffering but merely simulate the appearance of a human having these emotions.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Enforced and encouraged by the staff. The whole point of the park is to let guests have free reign to do what they want. To quote the Westworld website itself, "there's no rule in Westworld that can't be broken".
- Secretly Wealthy: Played with. Within the park, the guests often come off as excitable tourists. Logan (and William) turns out to work for a corporation interested in raising stock with Delos, William married into Logan's rich family and became Delos's heir.
Craig & Lori
A whitebread guest couple.
- The Bus Came Back: They disappear after the first episode of Season 1, but as it turns out, they've been continuing their vacation in Westworld all the way up to the Host rebellion.
- Henpecked Husband: Craig tends to look to Lori for approval before embarking on one of Westworld's adventures. After the rebellion, she can't help nagging him about the trouble his wanting to play cowboy has gotten them in.
- Lack of Empathy: While they're no different from anyone else who views the Hosts as glorified toys, it's still creepy to see Craig gleefully pump Hector full of bullets and Lori make fun of Armistice's dying twitching and convulsions before both he and Lori get a photo taken with Hector's dead body...all while Dolores cries over Teddy's corpse a few feet away.
- Manchild: Craig is pretty childish and clueless, to the point of it actually being a little endearing.
- Not So Above It All: For much of their screentime, Lori acts snooty and impatient, as if she wishes she wasn't in Westworld at all. However, it seems she's taken in more than she realizes, and joyously celebrates Craig's victory over Hector.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Lori is noticeably younger and more attractive than Craig.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: They are last seen in the custody of the Ghost Nation. Based on the fact that they were not killing guests, it's likely they survived and were evacuated in the Season 2 finale.
A guest who participates of some of the more adventurous storylines.
- Action Girl: All the storylines she participates in involve gunfights and shootouts with outlaws.
- Atomic F-Bomb: She let's out a pretty epic one when she realizes she's in way over her head in the Wyatt narrative:Marti: OH MY FUCKING GOD!
- Lipstick Lesbian: She's conventionally attractive and finds herself instantly drawn in by Clementine's wiles.
- Nice Girl: By the standards of the guests in any event. She does seem to like her gunfights, but she appears to be going "white hat" and fights alongside the sheriff and Teddy, and in general treats the hosts with some basic decency.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: After escaping Wyatt's posse it's unknown what happens to her. Presumably as a guest she was protected by the park's various safety features. Though if she's still in the park after Ford initiates the Robot War and alters the park's protocols so humans can be harmed, she's going to have a hell of a time trying to get out. Season 2 doesn't reveal her fate.
A guest of The Raj, Nicholas is intrigued by Emily, whos purpose at the British Colonial India-themed destination runs deeper than hunting game.
- The Charmer: It doesn't take him long to seduce Grace.
- Decoy Protagonist: He opens an episode and we spend a little time getting to know him, but then he's swiftly killed by a rampaging host.
- Great White Hunter: He goes to Rajworld to hunt Bengal tigers and act like a gentleman adventurer.
- Impostor Exposing Test: Grace subjects him to one of these, which he passes. And by that, we mean "she shoots him and he doesn't bleed out on the floor".
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Despite being set up as a new main character, he's quickly caught off-guard and killed during the host rebellion.
Arnold Weber's son.
- The Lost Lenore: To Arnold. Charlie's death from a fatal illness haunted Arnold for the rest of his life.
- Ambiguous Situation: Just who or what she really is hasn't yet been explained. Her appearance on Bernard's video call was Ford in disguise, but it's unclear if she's based on Arnold's wife, or if Ford created her wholesale as part of Bernard's fictional identity.
- Amicable Exes: With Bernard, or she would be, if she existed.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Her young son Charlie died.
William's wife, and Logan's sister.
- The Alcoholic: Her chosen coping message for being married to the likes of William.
- Despair Event Horizon: Juliet crosses it when she finds William's personality profile and watches it.
- Driven to Suicide: She takes an overdose in the bathtub, unwilling to continue living with the likes of William, especially when no one else, not even their daughter, was able to see what he was really like.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Juliet tells William in drunken, but no uncertain, terms just what she thinks of him.William: Juliet -Juliet: - No, you don't touch me, you liar! You fuckin' phony! You're a fucking virus! You came into this house, into my family, and you consumed it from the inside out! First my brother, then my father. And now it's me!
A blue collar worker unsatisfied with his lot in life who looks to change the society that put him on the bottom rung.