Spoilers from season one are unmarked.
The Earp Family
The current Earp Heir, whose mission is to fight the Revenants and protect the people of the Ghost River Triangle.
- Action Girl: She can hold her own, whether she has her gun or not.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Her comic counterpart was a blonde.
- The Alcoholic: According to her, it's practically a prerequisite for being an Earp.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys:
- All of the Other Reindeer: As a teen, Wynonna was distrusted and mistreated by both her peers and authority. Returning to Purgatory as an adult, it's quickly apparent few of the townspeople's opinions of her have changed.
- Badass in Distress: When she's abducted by the last of the Seven.
- Biker Babe: Has a fondness for motorcycles, and freaked out when she saw the one her uncle left her.
- Book Dumb: Maintained a solid D-average in high school, and is generally useless when the gang goes into academic research mode, but she's quick-witted and by no means unintelligent.
- Broken Bird: For all her bravado, she's deeply traumatized by the accidental shooting, by her, of her father.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Relentlessly quipping, certifiably crazy, and always in need of a drink, but by the end of season one she's investigating crime scenes and putting down demons like nobody's business.
- The Chosen One: She's The Heir, the oldest (living) member of her generation of Earp descendants and the one who can use Peacemaker to send the Revenants back to hell.
- Cool Big Sis: She deeply cares about Waverly, and is openly supportive of pretty much anything her baby sister does.
- Cosmic Plaything: When it comes to writing Wynonna, the original show bible notes, "Above all, she is cursed." In one scene Wynonna finally breaks down and rages that the universe has never given her a choice about anything — she was never supposed to be the Heir or a mother.
- Cowboy Cop: Her first outing as a Marshall she fires no less then 6 shots in a crowed night club.
- Dark Secret: Agent Lucado implies that she did something during her years away from home that was bad enough that Lucado is able to blackmail her with knowledge of it.
- Deadpan Snarker: She highly enjoys sarcasm, particularly against the Revenants and Dolls.
- Declaration of Protection: Flat-out states in Season 2 that protecting Waverly is the one job she cares about now.
- Disappeared Dad / Missing Mom: Dad's dead and she (accidentally) shot him, Mom abandoned the family when she was ten.
- Doughnut Mess With A Cop: She has developed a sweet tooth as a Deputy Marshall.
- Fair Cop: As a Marshal.
- Famous Ancestor: Naturally. It's the entire point of the show.
- Flipping the Bird: It's to the point of nearly being Once an Episode with her.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: After their dad's death, she became the lazy, crazy wild child who skipped town while Waverly became the studious, hardworking town darling.
- Former Teen Rebel: Although in her case it's more like former teen.
- Foster Kid: She was one after Ward died, in contrast to Waverly who was raised by Curtis and Gus. Wynonna blew through at least eight foster homes by the time she was 16.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: She's rarely seen without her leather jacket.
- Heroic BSoD: After the incident with the last of the Seven.
- Informed Loner: Discussed by Waverly in episode 1x04:Waverly: "You know, you're awfully needy for a lone wolf."
- Opposites Attract: Immediately attracted to Dolls, an uptight government agent who doesn't laugh at any of her sex jokes.
- Pregnant Badass: She becomes pregnant in season two, following [[spoiler: Melanie Scrofano's real-life pregnancy.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Eventually adapts "Make your peace" as one.
- Reformed, but Rejected: In her own words, she has ten years of bad deeds and social suicides to make up for. Despite acting as a Deputy Marshal to solve the town's many gruesome murders, the townspeople still view her as the Jerkass troublemaker she was in her youth.
- Refused the Call: After shooting her father she dropped Peacemaker down a well and ran away from Purgatory.
- Sarcasm Failure: She can't resist going for the snark even at the most dramatic of moments, but when Dolls makes a dirty joke she is shocked and delighted into silence.
- Shipper on Deck: After finding out that Nicole and Waverly are a couple, Wynonna proudly states that her sister finally picked a smart one.
- Stepford Snarker: Naturally. One antagonist even notes she uses humour as self-defense. She retorts that she prefers Peacemaker for that.
- Strange Minds Think Alike: Both her and Waverly think flamethrowers should be Black Badge standard issue.
- Troubled, but Cute: All Perry remembers about Wynonna is that she was the scary girl who had a breakdown in high school, but he's attracted to her nonetheless, leather jacket and all. She was probably this in actual high school too, considering both her dangerous pariah status and Really Gets Around reputation.
- Vengeance Feels Empty: After taking out the last of the Seven responsible for her family's deaths, finds herself not feeling any better.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Nicole. They don't always get along and frequently snark at each other, but Wynonna would never let anything happen to her. It only grows as Nicole's relationship with Waverly grows.
- U.S. Marshal: Gets deputized into Black Badge so that she can officially help with the Revenants.
- You Killed My Father: Wynonna's motivation for going after the Seven.
Wynonna's 21-year-old sister, a barmaid and expert on Earp history and ancient languages.
- The Ace: Was apparently head cheerleader, prom queen, and valedictorian in high school. She's also fluent in three languages and quite a talented singer.
- Action Girl: Not quite as badass as her big sister, but she knows how to wield a shotgun, and she even stands up to the Stone Witch.
- Ambiguously Gay: She starts the series dating a man, but has plenty of Ship Tease with Officer Haught, whose affection she seems to reciprocate. When it's confirmed that she does have feelings for Nicole, it's not very clear whether she's bi or realizing she's gay. In episode 2x11 she describes marrying her boyfriend in the Wish!verse as "jumping off a cliff" and that she had to do it eventually, which points more towards dating a man to seem normal. She also explicitly says that she "thinks [she's] kinda gay", which, combined with her lack of visible interest in men once she finds Nicole and her obvious awareness of the attractiveness of other women, appears to confirm that she isn't bi.
- Waverly is confirmed to be bisexual in the final season of the show.
- Anguished Declaration of Love: It's not clear whether Nicole actually hears it (though it's unlikely), but Waverly begs Wynonna to give up Peacemaker to Willa when the latter is threatening to shoot Nicole with a simple "Please. I love her."
- Badass Bookworm: She's the brains of Black Badge.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: Early in the series she's jealous of Wynonna being the heir, thinking she would be better at it. Later in season 3, she gets the chance to be since her status as Julian's heir means she has the power to stop Bulshar at great personal cost.
- Coming-Out Story: Season One ends up being this for her, as she slowly realizes, and then acknowledges, her attraction to Nicole.
- Deadpan Snarker: Less biting than Wynonna, but no less witty.
- Deuteragonist: It's Wynonna's name on the packaging, and she's definitely the protagonist, but the show has increasingly focused on Waverly and her identity. There's a reason the show is said to be just as much about the Earp sisters as it is about Wynonna.
- Disappeared Dad / Missing Mom: She watched her dad die when she was six, and her mother abandoned the family when she was four.
- Famous Ancestor: Just like Wynonna. She's later revealed not an Earp by blood at all
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: After their dad's death, Wynonna became the lazy, crazy wild child who skipped town while Waverly became the studious, hardworking town darling. Waverly was also the one dedicated to ending the family curse, while Wynonna Refused the Call. See The Resenter.
- Friendly Sniper: At the start of season 3, she provides covering fire with a Dragunov. While chatting adorably with her girlfriend.
- Happily Adopted: By Curtis and Gus, after Ward died. Word of God confirms they weren't the Earp girls' biological aunt and uncle, just family friends who took Waverly in.
- Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: She brings up Champ when Nicole Haught makes her interest known.
- I Just Want to Be Special: She really wishes that she were The Heir, partially because she actually put effort into trying to break the curse while Wynonna just ran from her problems.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: In a very big way. Becomes less "innocent" in season 2 as she becomes more intentionally sexual for her girlfriend. Even her wedding dress in the alternate reality had gauze panels up to the waist and Absolute Cleavage.
- Love Martyr: Called out on this by Wynonna in "Gonna Getcha Good". Apparently, she missed her valedictorian speech to watch Champ play video games. Wynonna worries it's happening again when Waverly opts out of helping with a case to watch Nicole work at Homecoming.
- Nephilim: Her father was not Wyatt Earp. He is Julian, Angel of Heaven.
- Nerds Are Sexy: She's a very attractive woman, and also does most of the team's research, geeks out about history, and speaks Latin.
- Official Couple: With Nicole.
- The Resenter: She's stuck by Purgatory her whole life, researching Earp family history, studying ancient languages, and generally trying her hardest to be The Ace. None of this changes how Wynonna is The Chosen One. Her love for her big sister usually outweighs the resentment, but it's always there.
- The Reveal: She's not actually a daughter of Ward Earp. Her father was an Angel name Julian.
- Ship Tease: With Officer Haught.
- They Do: She grabs Haught and kisses her hard in 1x09.
- Strange Minds Think Alike: Both her and Wynonna seem to think a flamethrower should be Black Badge standard issue.
- Stepford Smiler: While Wynonna took the "black sheep" route to deal with her problems, Waverly did the exact opposite, doing everything she could to make everyone in town like her. Her chipper exterior is only just now starting to break down to show how much anger she really has.
- The Unfavorite:
- Apparently, for her mother. The wall in the Earp house is notched with heights for both of the older Earp girls, but not for Waverly, and when Wynonna tries to come up with an excuse, Waverly just quietly comments that she used to come up with excuses, too.
- Turns out, she was this for the whole family, besides Wynonna. Her dad couldn't even be bothered to remember her birthday, and Willa took Big Sister Bully to the extreme of torturing Waverly's stuffed animals and forcing her to walk along a thin beam several feet in the air just to avoid getting in trouble with their father. When she was four.
- What Does She See in Him?: Her boyfriend in the beginning of season one, Champ, doesn't respect her intelligence, never takes anything seriously, repeatedly cheats on her, and is generally just obnoxious. She says it's because her options are limited and it's what's "expected" of her. Thankfully, she dumps him halfway through the Season.
Willa Earp / Eve
Wynonna and Waverly's older sister.
- Action Girl: The true Earp legacy. She's able to shoot a Revenant on a moving vehicle in the head despite having not so much as touched Peacemaker in fifteen years and not even remembering who she really is.
- Big Sister Bully: She apparently used to steal Waverly's toys, torture them, and ransom them back to her when they were children. Other incidents include forcing Waverly to walk across a beam in the barn where the fall could kill her; and throwing her stuffed animal out onto a frozen lake knowing that she would walk onto the ice to get it back, and that the ice wouldn't support her weight. Now, as an adult, she seems pretty adamant that Waverly is all but useless in the fight against Revenants, and even specifically tells Wynonna that, now that she (Willa) is there, Wynonna "isn't alone anymore". Ouch.
- Came Back Wrong: Wynonna eventually finds her alive, but amnesiac. And when she finally remembers who she is, she reveals that she was raised by Bobo, who obviously went to town on her morality and left her a sociopathic and angry young woman. Then she shoots Nicole for not giving up Peacemaker sooner, and barters with an Eldritch Abomination to end the Earp curse - and the fact that his price is permission to murder the entire town fills her with glee. Not exactly the hero type.
- The Chosen One: She was meant to be the Heir, not Wynonna, but she was kidnapped, tortured, and obliterated mentally long before she could pick up the gun.
- Freudian Excuse: Bullied Waverly because of the way their dad focused his attention on Willa. And considering she was kidnapped at 13 and raised in isolation by Bobo, it's no wonder she Came Back Wrong.
- Jerkass: She's really not nice, particularly to Waverly. She rather viciously outs Waverly while trying to get Peacemaker from her sisters, and even shoots Nicole out of sheer spite.
- Killed Off for Real: In a Mercy Kill by Wynonna, before she can be dragged off by the Eldritch Abomination she summoned.
- Never Found the Body: Because there was never one to find.
- Unholy Matrimony: With Bobo, no less.
- Walking Spoiler: Anyone just starting the show has absolutely no idea that she's even still alive- and that's a big deal.
Michelle Earp née Gibson
The widow of Ward Earp and the mother of Wynonna, Willa and Waverly.
- Deadpan Snarker: Wynonna apparently got her penchant for sarcasm from her.
- Good Reason For Parental Abandonment: It turns out that she didnt up and abandon her family as we were led to believe. She went to prison and Ward made Wynonna ad Willa lie to Waverly about it.
- Hearing Voices: She hears voices telling her about the demon Bulshar.
- Missing Mom: She disappeared from her daughters life when they were children. It turns out she was in prison the whole time.
- Parental Favoritism: She was closer to Wynonna than to her other daughter's, since Willa was Ward's right from the get-go and Waverly was everyone else's.
The previous Heir, father of Wynonna and Willa and adoptive father of Waverly.
- Abusive Parents: Ward was a drunk who would drag his eldest daughter out of bed in the middle of the night to practice shooting in preparation for fighting demons. He also didn't care at all about the youngest child in the family, Waverly, as he knew she wasn't biologically his and only raised her because Bobo threatened him.
- Broken Pedestal: Wynonna knew he was a violent drunk, but she still respected him as the former Heir and her father, partially out of guilt for accidentally shooting him. It all crashes down for her when she learns that he was willing to sacrifice all of Purgatory for selfish reasons, and made a deal with Bobo that resulted in the attack on the Homestead.
- Jerkass: A violent, abusive, alcoholic man. All three of the children he was raising before his death are in some way damaged from his behavior.
The Black Badge Division of the US Marshals
Deputy Marshal Xavier Dolls
A special agent with the Black Badge division assigned to Purgatory, who also has a secret of his own.
- Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: As much as he disagrees with Wynonna and eye-rolls at her antics, they share a moment of this basically Once an Episode.
- Ambiguously Human: He's on a drug that is suppressing something inside him. Whatever he is a hungry cannibal Revenant took a bite of his arm and wanted nothing more to do with him. Also a pair of seductive demons took one taste of him and declared that there was some thing powerful in him he was fighting to contain.
- Animal Eyes: Revealed to have cat or lizard eyes when Doc gives him the wrong serum.
- Defrosting Ice King: Starts out cold, dismissive, and The Stoic, but grows fond of the Earp sisters and even starts smiling at Wynonna's jokes over time.
- Noodle Incident: Whatever happened in Kandahar.
- Not So Above It All: Tends to be the Straight Man to Wynonna's endless stream of dirty jokes, but when she notes there's a "little rebel" in him, he just retorts, "Not so little," and walks away. Cue Wynonna's Sarcasm Failure.
- Not So Stoic: He is actually crying Manly Tears when he surprises Wynonna and says goodbye to her from afar before going on the run from Black Badge.
- Opposites Attract: He's the no-nonsense government agent falling for the slacker wild card with a criminal past.
- Pragmatic Hero: His willingness to make some ruthless choices becomes apparent when he lets Shorty die.
- The Stoic: So stoic that him laughing genuinely scares the women who fight demons every day.
- Super Senses: After taking one of his injections in one episode he is able to see exactly where Peacemaker was located on a tree in the middle of a forest and seems to be able to find locations without ever seeing how he got there.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Wynonna is not happy that he allowed Shorty to be killed in order to test what magic the Revenants had access to.
Dolls' superior officer at Black Badge.
- By-the-Book Cop: She is quite a stickler for regulations and procedure when it comes to doing Black Badge business.
- Fantastic Racism: Her attitude to Dolls carries heavy undertones of this, at one point referring to him as a monster - and making it explicit that she doesn't just mean that figuratively.
- It's Personal: She absolutely detests Dolls. She blames him of the death of her husband.
- Tyrant Takes the Helm: Starting season 2 she takes personal command of the Purgatory branch of Black Badge.
- Your Head Asplode: Too weak to handle possession by the goo. Cue the inside of her skull becoming the new wall paint.
A Black Badge tech who gets unwittingly drafted to work in the Purgatory office.
- Ambiguously Gay: At first. By Season 3, the ambiguity is tossed out the window when he starts dating Robin.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Over time, he gains this dynamic with Wynonna. She loves him like she loves the rest of her team, but sometimes she wants to smack him.
- Birds of a Feather: He and his boyfriend, Robin, are both adorable, pun-loving motor mouths.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He's absolutely furious with Doc after he attacks Robin, despite admiring him immensely up to that point. He also insists that Robin abandon Bobo in a cage in the sheriff's station while they run off to save the world.
- Butt-Monkey: Gets no respect from the group, and is treated more like an annoying kid than a scientist. This after they cost him his job.
- By-the-Book Cop: He is more attached to the rules than the Earps, but not to the degree of Agent Lucado.
- Cowardly Lion: Jeremy might be terrified whenever things are going down, but he's always there to save his friends no matter what.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Jeremy's Motor Mouth tendencies and tendency to be bossed around by Doc or Wynonna might make him easy to underestimate, but several of the team's issues would have been impossible to solve without his scientific knowledge and skills.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Implied. Something happened to his mom that he needs Dolls's help to find out about, and he also seems to have some sort of powers of his own. In "Waiting Forever For You", Jeremy reveals that he was in a car crash when he was a kid, trapped with his mother's body for three days, and "now [he] can sense when [his] friends are super scared."
- Deadpan Snarker: Though not to the extent of say, Wynonna, Jeremy gets quite a few one-liners in.
- Nervous Wreck: Gets so stressed out trying to find a way to stop Bulshar that his meditation app fails him and Robin has to remind him how to breathe.
- Not Quite Human: There have been several hints that Jeremy isn't wholly human. When briefly possessed by Maeve, she almost immediately abandons him saying she needs someone "more pure. As in purely human."
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Well, he tries this, when he finds out that Black Badge no longer exists but he is stopped by Doc.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Male example. Though he has an obvious admiration for Anti-Hero Doc Holliday, he dates Nice Guy Robin instead. He even geeks out when he hears Robin has been kind of deputized, meaning he's "dating a cop!"
- The Smart Guy: He brings a much needed scientific background to complement those areas Waverly is not qualified to research, particularly biology.
Bobo Del Rey / Robert Svain
The leader of the Revenants in the Ghost River Triangle.
- Abduction Is Love: Refers to what he did to Willa, who he was genuinely in love with, as "saving her." He says he used to think about "saving" Waverly too.
- Affably Evil: He's pretty friendly and polite to the heroes, no matter the circumstances. However, there's a reason that almost all the other Revenants obey him.
- Beard of Evil: A fairly large one, with a patch of white on his left side.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With the Stone Witch. Eventually comes out on top.
- Deadpan Snarker: He's got a dry wit, which he doesn't hesitate to use on more or less everybody around him.
- FaceMonster Turn: He was a good man and Wyatt's trusted ally, before his Heroic Sacrifice resulted in him being turned into a Revenant.
- Kick the Dog: Makes sure to send a messenger to tell Wynonna that he's bought Shorty's.
- Made of Iron: Peacemaker burns Revenants when they touch it. He is the only one who ignores this effect, even when his hand is literally smoking.
- Mind over Matter: He can rip Peacemaker out of Wynonna's hand from the other side of the room.
- Morality Pet: Willa. He has the opposite effect on her.
- Not-So-Imaginary Friend: He acted as Waverly's imaginary friend when she was a small child, and convinced her to do the one thing that would get half of her family killed.
- Tom the Dark Lord: Leader of the Revenants. Named Bobo.
- Tragic Villain: Robert Svain was a trusted ally of Wyatt Earp's and a good, if slightly demure, man when he was alive. He got shot with Peacemaker to save Wyatt and was condemned to hell because of it and not having enough time to get out of the Ghost River Triangle before he died.
- Visionary Villain: He is more interested in finding a way for all the revenants to leave the Ghost River Triangle than he is in fighting the Earps.
Purgatory Sheriffs Office
Sheriff Randy Nedley
The sheriff of the town of Purgatory.
- Badass Normal: He's just a normal cop, but he's enough of a badass to take torture from a demon with nothing but snark.
- A Father to His Men: His limited screentime limits the evidence, but he really does care a lot about his deputy, Nicole. He's pissed when she's almost killed in 1x08, and in 1x12 he quickly comes to her defense when Champ starts attacking her relationship with Waverly. 3.07 reveals that he saved Nicole's life as a kid, has been watching over her since, and more or less considers her his daughter.
- Heroic BSoD: In season three, causing him to retire and leave Nicole with the responsibility of being sheriff.
- Hidden Depths: He knows that his town is host to paranormal activity. He's even kept a file on activity that could be suspicious, such as Bobo's group.
- Honorary True Companion: Eventually. He and Wynonna still bicker, but she trusts him enough to have him hold onto the third seal.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He doesn't like Wynonna (because she was a troublemaker as a kid) or Dolls (because of the below friction), but he does care about his town and really cares about his officers. He's very noticeably protective of Haught when she's almost killed by a Revenant.
- Jurisdiction Friction: He's not happy that Dolls takes over part of his police station. He will, however, defer to Dolls when the situation calls for it. He has made an attempt to at least get along with Dolls recently.
- The Sheriff: He's the former Sheriff of Purgatory.
- Team Dad: Especially for Nicole. He recruited her to be the next sheriff.
Sheriff Nicole Haught
A deputy sheriff, later Sheriff, of Purgatory who becomes Waverly's girlfriend.
- Action Girl: Finally joins the ranks in 1x12 by slugging Champ Hardy in the face. She is a cop, after all.
- Ambition Is Evil: Averted. She feels underutilized in her job, and in season two she's bitter about being kept on the sidelines from Black Badge. But her ambition to do better in her job is rewarded instead of punished: Nedley eventually tells her that he recruited her from the academy with the intention of grooming her to be the next sheriff.
- Badass Normal: She's the only member of the group without some sort of powers or some sort of experience with the supernatural, but she's more than willing to fight right alongside them. Her response to being pinned to the floor by a demon willing to torture and kill her was to just snark at her.
- In Season Four she basically becomes the Badass Normal by swearing an oath to the Ghost River Triangle to save Waverly, thereby binding herself within the borders.
- Break the Cutie: She's notably subdued after being almost murdered by the last of the Seven. The full ramifications are yet to be realized, but the situation, and her inability to remember anything to help Black Badge find Wynonna, clearly weighs heavily on her.
- Bulletproof Vest: Averted in the season one finale; the vest saves her life when Willa shoots her, but the force knocks her back and puts her out of commission for the rest of the episode.
- Closet Key: Shaping up to be Waverly's, and flat out stated to be such in 1x09.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Implied. She doesn't speak to her parents.
- Season three reveals that she's the sole survivor of a massacre committed by one of Bulshar's minions. Her aunt and uncle were killed, and she has no memory of how she survived. She doesn't talk to her parents because they refuse to acknowledge that it wasn't an accident, and they aren't happy that she became a cop.
- Deadpan Snarker: Surprisingly, given how personable she is, she is sassy as anything when irritated.
- Fair Cop: Nicole is gorgeous and the uniform only makes her more so.
- Fourth Date Marriage: In the past. She married a woman in Vegas on a drunken whim, and the divorce isn't finalized until the Second Season Finale.
- Heroic BSoD: In Season Four, after she becomes the sole member of Team Earp left in Purgatory for a year and a half.
- Hidden Depths: She's all charm and a pretty face, but she's also a very observant person- observant enough that she's pieced together that something is very wrong about Purgatory, and she has insight into Waverly that people who have known the latter her whole life hadn't picked up on yet.
- Locked Out of the Loop: The team goes out of their way to keep her in the dark about the whole supernatural business, as she's just a local cop with no direct need to know.
- Official Couple: With Waverly.
- One Head Taller: She's almost half a foot taller than Waverly, and her officer's boots only make it worse. (A set photo of the actors goofing around shows that Nicole is actually tall enough in uniform for Waverly's head to fit under her chin.)
- Promoted to Opening Titles: Starting in season two. Though she doesn't get placed in the opening credits until 3.03.
- Rank Up: In season three she becomes the sheriff.
- Ship Tease: Has plenty with Waverly.
- Sole Survivor: If you ever have doubt in her will to survive, just recall that she alone made it out alive of the Cult of Bulshar massacre that claimed the lives of 27 people when she was only six.
- Straight Gay: She definitely, absolutely, has a crush on Waverly. She's also noticed that Wynonna has a "top shelf" ass.
- Steven Ulysses Perhero: Her last name is, in fact, pronounced hot.Waverly: "Of course it is."
- The Team Normal: The primary core of Team Earp is made up of a supernaturally-enhanced cursed heir, a half-angel, a possible-empath or technopath who a ghost declare non-human, a vampiric immortal gunslinger, and Nicole, who's a completely normal human cop. Though time will tell whether being saved from a fatal wound by Julian changes that.
- Undying Loyalty: To the team, Waverly in particular. It doesn't matter what Nicole is put through or how frustrated she can get from sometimes being sidelined when things a bit more heavily supernatural. She will always have their backs, even if it almost gets her killed. She also has been seen to pull at least partially out of brainwashing at the suggestion that she should leave Waverly and that she doesn't love her.
- Verbal Backspace: During her interview after almost being murdered by a Revenant when Wynonna is kidnapped she accidentally (while likely doped up on morphine) slips and gets a little too blatant with how badly she has it for Waverly:Dolls: So, what was the last thing you saw?
Haught: Waverly Earp. Smilin' at me from her front porch. And, uhm, a man stepping out on the highway. Flagging us down.
Gus McCready, née Gibson
Wynonna and Waverly's aunt, who raised them after their father died.
- Deadpan Snarker: She has one of the driest wits on the show.
- Honorary Aunt: Word of God confirms that Gus and Curtis were never actually related to the girls. They just took Waverly in and did whatever they could for Wynonna. Later Subverted in the Season 3 premier, when Gus is explicitly referred to as sister to the girls' mother Michelle by the warden at the psychiatric prison Michelle is held at, who also says Gus has power of attorney.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She deeply cares about both Earp girls, but she's not always very nice about showing it, especially when it comes to Wynonna.
- Shipper on Deck: She ends up being the final push for Waverly confessing her feelings for Nicole.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: She has a tendency to just... disappear, without any rhyme, reason, or explanation.
Purgatory's Judge during season 1.
Waverly's boyfriend at the start of season 1.
- Dirty Coward: Every time danger presents himself, expect him to be the most cowardly person in the room.
- Fratbro: Even though he never even went to college, he still manages to behave like a drunken fraternity jerkass.
- Heteronormative Crusader: Once Waverly dumps him for Nicole he shows himself to be quite homophobic.
- Put on a Bus: He is nowhere to be seen after Season 1.
- What Does She See in Him?: He is an obnoxious, cheating, cowardly Fratbro, so the fact that Waverly dates him puzzles everyone around her. Her reason? Limited dating options. But she eventually has enough of him and dumps him.
A chemist recruited by Doc to reverse engineer Dolls serum. She also becomes the new bartender at Shortys.
- The Bartender: She becomes the new bartender at Shorty's.
- The Bus Came Back: She is the "woman scorned" Wynonna is searching for in mid-season 4.
- Buxom Is Better: Shes very well endowed, to the point of it being the things Wynonna brings up the most when talking about her.
- Fan Service With A Smile: A bartender rather than a waitress, but all the same her outfits leave very little to the imagination.
- Hot Scientist: A good enough chemist to reverse engineer Dolls serum, she also happens to be drop dead gorgeous.
- Ms. Fanservice: On a show which has quite a bit of it for both sexes, she stands out.
- The Reveal: She's actually a Revenant.
Wynonnas old friend from high school, and the oldest daughter of the Gardner family.
- Deadpan Snarker: Her brand of humor is very similar to Wynonna's, focusing on sarcasm.
- Promotion to Parent: She has to return to Purgatory to run the family business and deal with her siblings after their parents die.
- Really Gets Around: Back in high school she was very promiscuous. Its what she bonded with Wynonna over.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Wynonna since high school, in the way only bitchy, lonely teenage girls can pull off. In adulthood they call each other names and give one another a hard time but are clearly genuinely friendly. Wynonna begins to suspect that things are not quite right because "usually Mercedes is a fun bitch, not a bitch-bitch."
The middle child of the Gardner family.
The youngest child of the Gardner family, he is the creepy town pervert.
- Ambiguous Disorder: While it's never said, he has many clear signs of low-functioning autism.
- The Chosen One: His "darkness" attracts some of the evil in the town. His lack of reaction to the offer implies he is The Sociopath.
- Entitled Bastard: He think the fact that he is a Gardner entitles him to do whatever he wants.
- Ephebophile: He likes to take up skirt photos of teenage girls. Doesnt qualify for The Peeping Tom status because he doesnt even bother to disguise the fact that hes doing it.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Goes from being the town pervert to taking hostages and threatening a rather harmless demon and his daughter with a sawed-off shotgun, all because he was asked to by two far more dangerous demons.
- Hate Sink: Basically, everything Tucker does is designed to make him into a creepy stalker. Then he gets recruited by the bad guys. Even Mercedes, his own sister, said, "May he rest in Hell", to which Nicole replies that it's too good for him.
- Heteronormative Crusader: He considers the fact that Waverly is gay to be disgusting and wrong.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Briefly this when he tries to tell Haught that Waverly is possessed but is ignored because he's a disgusting pervert.
- Manchild: The guy is almost 21 but he behaves like a spoiled child.
- The Sociopath: Confirmed to be more than just a creepy stalker when demons state they're interested in his potential.
- Stalker with a Crush: Part of his dislike of Waverly's homosexuality is due to the fact he is attracted to her. He even calls her, 'our Waverly.'
An old friend of Waverly's from high school who returns to Purgatory in Season 3.
- All-Loving Hero: Robin is incapable of holding a grudge against anyone but Bulshar. And even that grudge might have died if Bulshar hadn't been actively threatening the world.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Robin mentions that Waverly was one of the few people who was nice to him in high school, while everyone else either bullied or ignored him.Robin: You know, there wasn't really anyone else like me around, so...
Jeremy: Ah. Gay?
Robin: Irish. [beat] Yeah, gay.
Jeremy: Oh. Yes, of course.
- A Degree in Useless: In Jazz History, of all things. With a minor in Astronomy. Lampshaded by Jeremy.
- Big Brother Instinct: Robin tries to protect a young boy when they're caged up together by Bulshar, covering the boy's eyes so he doesn't have to watch someone being tortured, volunteering to go in his place when Bulshar comes to take one of them next, and reassuring him the whole time that everything will be all right.
- Birds of a Feather: He and his boyfriend, Jeremy, are both adorable, pun-loving motor mouths.
- Butt-Monkey: Kidnapped by Bulshar? Attacked by a starving vampiric Doc? Getting possessed and peeing in the barn? All in his first season? Yeah, he definitely qualifies.
- Commonality Connection: While guarding an imprisoned Bobo at gunpoint, Robin bonds with him over a mutual love for jazz.
- Damsel in Distress: In "If We Make It Through December", he's revealed to have been kidnapped along by Bulshar along with several members of Purgatory's first families. Jeremy is relieved to find out Robin had a very good excuse for not calling him back.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Implied. Robin is said to have dated Chrissy Nedley in high school and played football, as well as being friends with head cheerleader/prom queen/valedictorian Waverly Earp, but he also mentions having been bullied and ignored for being gay, which suggests that his coming out went poorly, to say the least.
- Demonic Possession: He can hear the whispers of the tree roots from Bulshar's forest in "Waiting Forever For You". This results in him zoning out mid-conversation and ending up in the barn, shirtless and holding a potato, all while whispering to himself about Bulshar's plans.
- Dumb Is Good: One of the nicest characters on the show, and also tasted the red liquid coming from a tree to see if it was blood. (It was.)
- The Dutiful Son: Robin comes back to town to help take care of his sick father in Season 3.
- Last Het Romance: Dated Chrissy Nedley for two semesters in high school. Apparently, he made her watch Friday Night Lights like six times... and not for the football.
- Nice Guy: Robin stands out as one of the nicest guys in Purgatory, cheerily greeting Doc after he attacked him and complimenting Bobo on his hair while he's literally growling at him. It's really no wonder he and Waverly get along.
- Non-Action Guy: Robin provides Jeremy with encouragement, emotional support, and the occasional Astronomy fact, but doesn't take part in any of the fighting.
- Remember the New Guy?: Robin and Waverly went to high school together and his family has lived in Purgatory for generations, but he's never mentioned until his first appearance in Season 3.
- Straight Gay: He's a park ranger who majored in Jazz History with a minor in Astronomy in college. He's also got a thing for Jeremy.
- Unfazed Everyman: Takes the revelation of supernatural happenings in Purgatory pretty well, all things considered.
A volunteer firefighter and demon hunter.
Nicole's ex-wife, who comes to town towards the end of season two during a medical emergency.
- Amicable Exes: While they never interact directly on screen, Shae clearly still cares deeply about Nicole, and is very understanding towards Waverly. She even makes it clear that she and Nicole still talk and that she knows about Nicole and Waverly's relationship, and how much Nicole loves her.
- Fourth Date Marriage: She and Nicole met while rock climbing in Las Vegas. Their marriage occurred after a whirlwind of lust, music, and alcohol, and while it worked for a while, it didn't take long for them both to realize that it just wasn't based on anything real.
- Hospital Hottie: As irritable as her existence makes her, even Waverly admits that she's "gorgeous" and she works as a doctor.
- Lipstick Lesbian: She dresses very nicely and was married to Nicole.
Other Supernatural Beings
John Henry "Doc" Holliday
Wyatt Earp's famed partner, cursed by the Stone Witch who cured his tuberculosis by way of eternal health.
- The Ageless: He made a deal with the Stone Witch to make him unaging, but not invulnerable.
- Anti-Hero: He's one of the more ambiguous characters, mostly because, no matter how much he comes to care about the others, he's always out for himself.
- Arch-Enemy: The Stone Witch is his.
- Drives Like Crazy: His first outing driving sees him doing 140 in 50 MPH zone. In a snow storm.
- Everybody Calls Him "Barkeep": Once his identity his revealed to everyone, few call him anything other than "Doc".
- First-Episode Twist: It's not actually revealed who he is at first, even though everything including IMDb listed him as such.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: Downplayed. He sometimes dresses a bit old fashioned and is highly unfamiliar with things like cell phones and cars, but has adapted pretty well regardless.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: He's what Wyatt Earp "loved the most".
- Improbable Aiming Skills: How he proves his identity to Wynonna; such as shooting from behind his back, with his eyes covered, and with his gun upside down. note
- Sealed Good in a Can: He was trapped in the well that Wynonna hid Peacemaker in, until she left him a rope to escape with.
- Selective Obliviousness: He was married to to Big Nose Kate for years and never noticed she was a vampire. He assumed him saying her saying "I'm a vampire" was role playing. Also, he mentions that they smoked a lot of Opium.
- The Smart Guy: It rarely comes up that Doc was a dentist before moving out west, and this role usually goes to Waverly. That said, he occasionally drops a bit of knowledge.Doc: What's the catch? I mean, besides finding myself bound to the apparatus of an ecdysiast?note
- Synchronization: His immortality links him with the Stone Witch, as proven when he gets a wound matching where he shot her.
- Vengeance Feels Empty: Feels this after taking revenge on the Stone Witch, finding himself feeling despondent and drifting.
- We Used to Be Friends: With Wyatt Earp, who broke it off in disgust when he found out about his deal with the Stone Witch.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Gets called out by Waverly when he uses her as bait for the Stone Witch.
Constance Clootie / The Stone Witch
A powerful witch who has been active since Wyatts time.
- Arch-Enemy: She's Doc's. At least in his opinion, but she doesn't feel the same.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With Bobo in Season 1. He comes out on top.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Early in the season, Constance is a mysterious presence that everyone is afraid of and which is hinted to be the real threat, with the more overtly menacing Bobo just acting as her muscle. A combination of factors note end up bringing her down, though, and in the end Bobo is the one who's left standing as the true Big Bad of the first eason.
- Bus Crash: She is found in the Salt Flats and decapitated by Tucker Gardner in "Let's Pretend We're Strangers".
- The Dreaded: Pretty much everyone who knows who she is fears her. The Blacksmith freaks out at the thought of encountering her, with good reason.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Is working with Bobo for the chance to resurrect her demonic sons.
- Fate Worse than Death: Buried up to her neck in the middle of the Salt Flats, left trapped, powerless, and alone, forever.
- I Was Quite a Looker: A vision quest to the time the Earp Curse was cast shows that she was stunningly beautiful in her youth.
- Kryptonite Factor: Rock salt nullifies her powers.
- Mind over Matter: The strongest example of this thus far.
- Proportional Aging: In season 2 it is shown that she does age, only at a vastly slower rate than normal people, as she went form looking to be in her 20s in the 1880s, to looking to be in her late 30s in 2016.
- Revenge by Proxy: Made Doc immortal in order to ruin his relationship with Wyatt, and then trapped him in the well so that they could never make amends.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Tells Doc in no uncertain terms that she's never cared about him personally; her interactions with him were always just a means to revenge against Wyatt.
Mattie Perley / The Blacksmith
A semi-powerful white witch, she strongly prefers to live solitary life in her forge
A mysterious figure with an interest in the Ghost River Triangle.
- Ambiguously Human: His apparent magic abilities make him this. "No Future in the Past" reveals that he once was a human priest in Purgatory, made immortal by a process similar to Doc's.
- Answers to the Name of God: When confronting Bobo during the season finale.Bobo: [annoyed] Jesus Christ...
Juan: Right initials, wrong guy.
- Deadpan Snarker: He enjoys dropping sarcasm almost as much as cryptic clues.
- Good Shepherd: He was Purgatory's priest at the time the Earp Curse was cast. Also, as it turns out, one of two Angels set to watch over the entrance to the Garden of Eden.
- Mysterious Watcher: Seems to know everything about the Ghost River Triangle, even more than the heroes do. This is because, as it turns out, he was an Angel.
- Offscreen Teleportation: He has the knack of disappearing if you so much as turn your back on him.
A pair of entities who have been in the custody of Black Badge for over a century, they escape during the second season premier.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: Of Season 2, following their escape from Black Badge with the goal of resurrecting their husband, the demon Bulshar Clootie. Then it becomes a Big Bad Ensemble in the Season 2 finale when the Widow posing as Mercedes decides to divorce her husband, while the Widow posing as Beth stays loyal, causing them to turn on each other.
- Boom, Headshot!: The Widows are shot through the foreheads by an ammolite bullet fired by Wynonna and split in half by Doc, killing both sisters at once.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: They truly loved their husband, the Clootie demon.
- Even Evil Has Standards: They are unholy monsters, but even they find Tucker Gardner disgusting.
- Face Stealer: They can cut a person's face off and wear it, allowing them to impersonate the victim. This is what they do to the Gardner sisters.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: They seek to break three seal hidden in the Triangle, but what doing so will accomplish is unknown for most of the season until "No Future in the Past" when it's revealed that breaking the seals will allow them to resurrect the Clootie demon.
- Locked Out of the Loop: They were locked up for at the same time as the Earp Curse was cast, so they are completely unaware of its implications for the Ghost River Triangle.
- White Hair, Black Heart: In the Season 2 finale Widow Mercedes decides to divorce Clootie and steals his ring to re-empower herself, giving her long, white hair.
Sheriff Bulshar Clootie
A demon-lord who was Sheriff of Purgatory in the 1880s. Wyatt Earp killed him, and Clootie cast the Earp Curse with his dying breath.
- An Arm and a Leg: In the Season 2 finale, Widow Mercedes divorces Clootie Hell-style, cutting off his hand holding her wedding ring. Given that Clootie is a powerful demon, it's not even sure this is a problem for him. Later confirmed in Season 3 where he's seen with both hands.
- Berserk Button: Conducting supernatural shenanigans in what he considers his territory, without his permission is a sure recipe to get dragged by his murder trees. Just ask Jolene.
- Biblical Bad Guy: In "The Other Woman", it's revealed that Bulshar is the Serpent who tempted Adam and Eve. His plan isn't so much to find the Garden of Eden, but to return to it.
- Big Bad: Of Season 3, following the Widows releasing him in the Season 2 finale. With his resurrection, he sets about resuming his same plan from the 1880s: return to the Garden of Eden, which will allow him to enslave humanity.
- Corrupt Cop: As the former Sheriff of Purgatory in the 1800s, and with being a demon and all.
- Demon Lords And Arch Devils: Bulshar is a powerful demon who can decide when someone can and cannot go to hell, and has a cult dedicated to worshipping him.
- Dying Curse: The Earp Curse was his Dying Curse. Given how complicated the Curse is, it must have been a lengthy monologue.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He loved his sons and his wives.
- Greater-Scope Villain: For Seasons 1 and 2, being the cause of the events of the series, but still entombed after Wyatt Earp killed him 1887. Once freed by the Widows, he takes the Big Bad spot in Season 3.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: It isn't until late in Season 3 that Bulshar's Plan is revealed to be enter the Garden of Eden, which will allow him to conquer the humankind. Exactly how getting into Eden will accomplish that is never stated. Given that Eden seems to be imprisoning some sort of Eldritch Abomination, it may be less get into Eden and more let that thing out of Eden.
- Our Demons Are Different: They can father children with mortal human women and cast powerful curses that can get souls in and out of Hell. And they can be resurrected when killed, unless certain magical precautions are taken.
- Predecessor Villain: As the source of the Earp Curse he is responsible for all the events in the first season.
- Red Baron: According to the Iron Witch, one of his titles is "the Shadow Lord".
- Sealed Evil in a Can: After Wyatt Earp killed him, Father Juan Carlo, Bobo and the Stone Witch sealed his soul with three seals to prevent him from being resurrected.
- The Sheriff: He was Sheriff of Purgatory back in the 1880s. He was a very, very evil Sheriff at that.
Gretta Perley / The Iron Witch
The Blacksmith's twin sister.
A demon born at the exact same time as Waverly, and wants her dead.
- Dragged Off to Hell: She's dragged off by Bulshar's trees for going after Waverly without his consent.
- Evil Twin: Jolene admits that "in a sick sense", she and Waverly were twins, born at the same time. While Waverly was born from light, Jolene was born from the darkness. Jealous of all the good things Waverly got, Jolene set out to drive Waverly into ruining her life so badly she would kill herself.
- Synchronization: Since they are linked, Jolene can't kill Waverly directly without killing herself as well. She needs to get Waverly to kill herself. In the same vein, Waverly can't kill Jolene without killing herself, either.
- Through His Stomach: Jolene weaponized this; her baked goods leave people under her thrall, convinced that she's an old friend. It seems to be a temporary, though, and she constantly needs to feed people to keep them under her spell.
- Villainous Breakdown: Starts to suffer one when she fails to seduce Nicole. She tries to kill Nicole, but Nicole is saved by Bulshar's ring. Realizing Bulshar is back, she skips to trying to convincing Waverly to kill herself, visibly shaking with rage. By the time Bulshar drags her off, she's reduced to an enraged, begging wreck.
Angel of Heaven who fathered a child with Michelle Earp twenty two years ago.
- Disappeared Dad: He literally disappeared the day Waverly was born. turns out Ward pushed him out of The Triangle, effectively cutting him off from the world.
- Present Absence: He and Juan Carlo were supposed to protect the entrance to the Garden of Eden, but his banishment from Purgatory by Ward Earp becomes a major plot point since it leaves it wide open.
- Walking Spoiler: It's been known for a season that Waverly is both not an Earp and possibly not human. When Julian's identity was revealed, it finally sheds light on what she actually is.