A series of stories about the characters of various television shows, films, books, cartoons, comic books/graphic novels, animes/mangas, fanfictions, and other forms of entertainment after the completion of their respective programs.
Most of the characters in After the Series have been incorporated into other stories.
Law & Order Edit
3 Ninjas Edit
Samuel “Rocky” Douglas, Jr. Edit
Jeffrey “Colt” Douglas Edit
Michael “Tum-Tum” Douglas Edit
Sensei Mori Tanaka (d. 2001) Edit
Special Agent Samuel “Sam” Douglas, Sr., FBI Edit
Jessica Douglas (née Tanaka) Edit
Walker, Texas Ranger Edit
Chief Cordell Walker, Texas Rangers Edit
The current Chief of the Texas Rangers and Assistant Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Cordell Walker is arguably the most famous Ranger of modern times. He is renowned throughout the law enforcement community, with his high arrest rate and martial arts prowess. He was appointed Chief of the Texas Rangers in 2011 after spending the previous 6 years as the Commanding Officer of the Dallas Field Office; his successor at Company “B” is his former partner, James Trivette. Before becoming a Texas Ranger, Walker served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
Walker is married to Tarrant County Executive Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cahill-Walker, and they have a daughter, Angela (born in 2001); together, the Walker family lives on a ranch in Ovilla, Texas, and Walker maintains a one-bedroom apartment in Austin, where the Texas Rangers are headquartered. He drives a Dodge Ram pickup truck, and carries a Taurus PT92 in 9×19mm as his duty weapon. He is a devout Christian, a member of the Republican Party, and an 8th degree black belt in taekwondo. He is a recipient of the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and numerous unit, campaign, and service awards while in the Marine Corps. He is also a recipient of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, the highest decoration for bravery exhibited by public safety officers in the United States, the Texas DPS Commissioners’ Medal of Valor, and is the only Ranger in history to become a member of the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame while still on active duty.
Captain James “Jimmy” Trivette, Texas Rangers Edit
Walker’s partner, James Trivette moved from Baltimore to Dallas to play football for the Dallas Cowboys. After his professional football career ended, Trivette joined the Texas Highway Patrol before transferring to the Texas Rangers. In 2011, he was promoted to Captain of the Rangers’ Dallas Field Office when Walker was appointed Chief of the Texas Rangers.
Trivette has been married to Erika Trivette (née Carter) since 2001. He drives a Ford Mustang, and carries a Walther P5 in 9×19mm as his sidearm.
Executive Assistant District Attorney Alexandra “Alex” Cahill-Walker, TCDA Edit
Captain C.D. Parker, Texas Rangers (Ret.) (d. 2000) Edit
Ranger Francis Gage, Texas Rangers Edit
Ranger Sydney “Syd” Gage (née Cooke), Texas Rangers Edit
Ranger Rhett Harper, Texas Rangers Edit
Ranger Kay Austin, Texas Rangers Edit
A group of stories set post-“Fair Winds and Following Seas”, After-JAG continues the adventures of newly-promoted and newly-wed Captain Harmon Rabb (David James Elliott) and Colonel Sarah MacKenzie-Rabb (Catherine Bell) at their new assignments, in addition to the continuing activities at JAG Headquarters, now led by Lieutenant Commander Bud Roberts (Patrick Labytoreaux) and overseen by the Judge Advocate General, Major General Gordon Cresswell (David Andrews).
Early Edition Edit
Gary Hobson Edit
Stargates SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe Edit
SG-1 has been unofficially disbanded as its members have taken new positions – Jack O’Neill continues to head up the Department of Homeworld Security, Cameron Mitchell has been promoted to Brigadier General and replaced Major General Hank Landry as Commander of the SGC upon his retirement, Samantha Carter is the Captain of the U.S.S. Hammond, Daniel Jackson has taken a desk job, Teal’c is now the Ambassador between the Free Jaffa Nation and Earth and its interstellar allies, Jonas Quinn settled down and became a professor at the University of Kelowna, and Vala Mal Doran was selected to serve as Earth’s first interstellar cargo ship master.
However, despite being scattered across the galaxy, SG-1 is still a team, and these are their stories…
Prudence “Prue” Halliwell (KIA, 2001) Edit
Prue Halliwell was the oldest Charmed One. She had always been regarded as the bravest and most powerful of the four sisters, to the extent that she was granted the nicknames “Super Witch” and “Wicca Wonder.”
Her Wiccan powers were focused on movement: the ability to move objects with her mind, and the ability to project herself in an astral form. Besides this, Prue possessed the basic powers of a witch: the ability to cast spells, brew potions, and scry for lost objects or people. She could also access the Power of Three, the collective power of the Charmed Ones.
Prue worked as a successful photo journalist at 415 Magazine, a career she wanted to pursue since her youth, but had given up until being introduced to the world of magic made her realize that her dreams were worth fighting for.
Despite her formidable powers and sharp intellect, Prue was tragically murdered on May 17, 2001, in her own home by the Source of All Evil’s personal assassin, Shax, which temporarily severed The Power of Three altogether.
Piper Halliwell-Wyatt Edit
The current matriarch of the Halliwell family, Piper became the oldest living Charmed One upon the death of her older sister, Prue, in 2001.
After semi-retiring from demon fighting in 2006, Piper dedicated her time to her family and her career. She sold her nightclub, P3, in 2008 and subsequently opened her own restaurant, which she named Halliwell’s.
Piper has been married to Leo Wyatt since 2001. Together, they have three children – Wyatt, Chris, and Melinda. Their marriage has been one of struggle, but their love has endured.
After the death of Prue, Piper is considered to be the most powerful of the three sisters. In addition to the basic powers of a magical witch, such as spellcasting, potion brewing, and scrying, Piper possesses the power of molecular manipulation – specifically molecular immobilization (the power to freeze), molecular inhibition (also known as ice stasis), molecular combustion (the power to explode), molecular acceleration (the power to speed up molecules to generate heat), and molecular reversion (the most powerful form of molecular manipulation – it allows her to shift molecules back to their previous state). She also developed the power of intangibility, which allows her own molecules to pass through solid objects.
Phoebe Halliwell-Cooper, M.A. Edit
Phoebe Halliwell is the middle sister of the Charmed Ones following the death of her eldest sister, Prue. She is the wife of a cupid named Coop and the mother of their children, Prudence Johanna “P.J.” and Parker Halliwell. She was once pregnant while married to her ex-husband Cole Turner, but she lost that baby when the Seer stole him and was subsequently vanquished by his powers.
Phoebe was often considered the weakest of the Charmed Ones by demons, due to her primary powers being more inclined to be passive than active. However, she consistently proved them wrong with her formidable martial-arts skills and her remarkable spell writing talent.
Her Wiccan powers gradually evolved, becoming dangerously offensive like those of her sisters’. Her powers include Premonition, Levitation, Empathy, and Pathokinesis. Additionally, Phoebe possesses the basic powers of a witch; the ability to cast spells (which is her specialty), brew potions, scry for lost objects and people, and divine for pieces of information. Furthermore, Phoebe can access the Power of Three, the collective power of the Charmed Ones.
Phoebe is a famous advice columnist and occasionally a reporter at the Bay Mirror, as well as an ordained minister (although her ordination was technically a publicity stunt for the Bay Mirror). After semi-retiring from demon fighting in 2006, Phoebe began writing a book entitled “Finding Love”. After it was published, it became a best-seller, leading Phoebe to write more books.
Professor Paige Matthews-Mitchell, Ph.D. (hon.) Edit
Paige Matthews is the youngest sister of the Charmed Ones. She was adopted by Mark and Helen Matthews after she was left at a local church almost immediately after her birth by her biological parents, Patty Halliwell and Sam Wilder. She met her half-sisters, Piper and Phoebe Halliwell, in 2001 after the death of her eldest sister, Prue Halliwell.
Paige has been married to Henry Mitchell, a parole officer, since 2006. Together, they have three children: twins Tamora and Kat, and Henry Mitchell, Jr., who was adopted after his mother was killed by a darklighter. Along with her duties as a whitelighter and a Charmed One, Paige is the Professor of Advanced Magic at Magic School.
In recognition of her work as a teacher at Magic School and her mastery of the subject, Paige was awarded an honorary doctorate in Advanced Magic.
As the daughter of a witch and a Whitelighter, Paige is very powerful, despite being the youngest and last sister to discover her powers. In addition to the basic powers of a magical witch, such as spellcasting, potion brewing, and scrying, Paige possesses the powers of orbing, telekinetic orbing, sensing, cloaking, glamouring, and healing. As she grew in both age and experience, Paige’s power level increased, and with some training and hard work, Paige managed to learn how to manipulate her orbing to include deviation (the ability to deflect away or send back attacks in the direction they came from), remote orbing (the ability to teleport objects or people away without sending herself), and creating Orb Shields (a protective force field generated by orbs).
Professor Leonardo Christopher “Leo” Wyatt, Headmaster of Magic School Edit
Born in 1924, Leo Wyatt of Burlingame, California, dropped out of medical school in 1941 to enlist in the Army and fight in World War II. He was assigned to the Americal Division as a medic. He, along with his best friend, Nathan Lang and his brother, Rick, were sent to Guadalcanal, where he died bandaging a wounded soldier. Corporal Wyatt was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and the Medal of Honor for his actions that day; the awards went to his widow, Lillian.
After being killed in action, Leo was invited to join the ranks of the Whitelighter Corps. He spent the next 60 years helping people, watching over future whitelighters and assisting good witches.
In the summer of 1998, Leo got his most important assignment yet – he was to be the Whitelighter of the Charmed Ones. He posed as a handyman to get close to them, but they eventually learned that he was a whitelighter. He and Piper fell in love, and they married on February 22, 2001. They have three children together – Wyatt, Chris, and Melinda. Their marriage has been one of struggle, but their love has endured.
In 2003, the Elders were attacked by the recently-awoken Titans; when Leo orbed Up There to warn them, he found their dead bodies. After coordinating Good’s counterattack against the Titans, Leo was officially promoted to Elder.
In late 2004, Leo was manipulated by the Avatars into joining their number. After the Charmed Ones, working alongside the demon Zankou, forced the Avatars to undo Utopia and return to whence they came, Leo fell from grace and became mortal to live out a full life with his wife and children.
In 2007, Leo’s mortal life once again came to an end. After being killed by a demon who was attacking his newborn daughter, Leo was taken Up There and offered a choice – to move on, as was his stated destiny, or reclaim his whitelighter wings, courtesy of all the good he’s done throughout his life. It was no real choice at all, and Leo returned to life as a whitelighter. While not exactly thrilled at first, Piper knew that it was Leo’s decision, and the only one he could make that would keep him with his family.
Although Leo was once again a whitelighter, he was not given a group of charges like before. Instead, he was reinstated to the post of Headmaster of Magic School, responsible for teaching the next generation of magic users, a position he holds to this day.
As a whitelighter, Leo has the powers of healing, orbing, glamouring, hovering, sensing, cloaking, reconstitution, regeneration, and immortality. Due to his position as Whitelighter of the Charmed Ones (and being a former Elder), the Elders granted Leo two active powers: telekinesis and energy balls. In addition, Leo has extensive knowledge of magic due to his 60+ years as a whitelighter and 2+ years as an Elder, as well as some martial arts, weapons, and marksmanship abilities. In his first life, he was an Army medic, and he retains both his basic military training and his medical skills.
Coop, the Cupid/Charles “Coop” Cooper Edit
While on Earth, Coop took the name Charles Cooper in order to blend in.
As a cupid, Coop possesses the powers of beaming (a form of teleportation), empathy, sensing, telekinesis, regeneration, and immortality. In addition, his Cupid’s ring gives him more powers to assist in guiding his charges. Like all cupids, Coop has a magical bow and arrow which spreads love and weakens evil.
Officer Henry Mitchell, Sr., CDOR Edit
Paige’s husband, Henry Mitchell is a parole officer with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
A mortal, Henry has no magical abilities. As a parole officer, Henry drives a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor as his duty vehicle and carries a SIG-Sauer P226 in 9×19mm as his sidearm.
Elizabeth “Liz” Evans (née Parker) Edit
Maxwell “Max” Evans Edit
Isabel Amanda Ramirez (née Evans) Edit
Michael Guerin Edit
Maria DeLuca Edit
Deputy Sheriff Kyle Valenti, CCSD Edit
Sheriff James “Jim” Valenti, Jr., CCSD Edit
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Edit
Boston Legal Edit
As 2008 came to an end, the doors of Crane, Poole & Schmidt chose at the last minute to close rather than sell out to the Chinese. While Shirley Schmidt (Candice Bergen) and Carl Sack (John Larroquette) retired to enjoy married life, Alan Shore (James Spader) opened his own small private practice from which he continues to fight for the underdog.
Alan Shore, Attorney at Law Edit
One of Boston’s most notorious attorneys, Alan Shore is a brilliant lawyer with a strong moral core who nevertheless is not above obtaining ethical outcomes through unethical means, including illicit computer hacking, blackmail, disguise, and bribery. Alan is, however, unwavering in his defense of the underdog (unless he is representing the other party) and an indefatigable patron of various left-wing causes. He is disappointed and disillusioned with how the country has changed in recent years, and routinely confronts these issues in open court. Wherever he works, he treats his coworkers with levity and refuses to take himself too seriously.
Alan suffers from night terrors, has a fear of clowns and, has suffered from word salad. He has resigned himself to the fact that he will never be made partner at any firm due to his unpredictable behavior and lack of trustworthiness. While the managing partners of Crane, Poole & Schmidt do not fully trust Alan, they do recognize his talent as an attorney and will often give him the latitude to go about his unorthodox means if they feel it will benefit the firm.
In 2008, Alan reached the high point of his legal career by arguing a death penalty case (Kennedy v. Louisiana) before the Supreme Court of the United States. During this, he criticized many of the sitting justices (largely but not solely the Republican-appointed justices) for politicizing the Supreme Court. Denny, though he did not actually participate, insisted on attending the proceedings, as he has never argued before the Supreme Court. It is later revealed that Alan won his case. He later returned to the Supreme Court to appeal for Denny’s right to use an experimental Alzheimer’s drug not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
After the closing of Crane, Poole & Schmidt, Alan opened his own small private practice, hired some of his longtime friends and associates, and continues to fight for the underdog.
A widower and a womanizer, Alan married his best friend, Denny Crane, who’s afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease, on December 8, 2008, so that Alan could have Power of Attorney over Denny’s medical care, as well as spousal privilege in any future criminal proceedings and allow Denny to transfer his considerable wealth to Alan tax free. They were married at Nimmo Bay Fishing Lodge, in Canada, by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He and Denny also both enlisted in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Despite being a vocal proponent of gun control, he does own a firearm – a Smith & Wesson Model 36 in .38 Special which he keeps in a safe at his home.
Dennis “Denny” Crane, Attorney at Law (Ret.) Edit
One of the founding and senior partners of Crane, Poole & Schmidt, Denny Crane spent fifty-one years as an undefeated defense attorney. In 2008, at the age of 75, Denny retired from the law after his Alzheimer’s disease began affecting his legal performances.
After the closing of Crane, Poole & Schmidt, Denny helped Alan start his own small private practice, providing financial and notoriety support.
Denny has been legally married to Alan Shore since 2008. He has previously been married and divorced six times.
Shirley Schmidt-Sack, Attorney at Law (Ret.) Edit
One of the founding and senior partners of Crane, Poole & Schmidt, Shirley Schmidt married Carl Sack just before the firm closed and now the two of them live happily ever after in Beacon Hill. Nevertheless, Shirley has found the time and inclination to come out of retirement on occasion to help out Alan Shore and his associates.
Carl Sack, Attorney at Law (Ret.) Edit
One of the senior partners of Crane, Poole & Schmidt, Carl Sack moved to Boston from New York in 2007. He married Shirley Schmidt just before the firm closed and now the two of them live happily ever after in Beacon Hill.
Jerome “Jerry” Espenson, Attorney at Law Edit
A member of Alan Shore’s new practice
Katie Lloyd, Attorney at Law Edit
A member of Alan Shore’s new practice
Clarence Bell, Attorney at Law Edit
A member of Alan Shore’s new practice
Paul Lewiston, Attorney at Law (Ret.) Edit
The senior Managing Partner of Crane, Poole & Schmidt, Paul Lewiston is considered to be one of (if not the) most ethical attorneys at the firm.
In 2008, Paul was instrumental in getting the Chinese to bail out the failing Crane, Poole & Schmidt, but at the last second, he backed out of the deal and Crane, Poole & Schmidt closed for good. Since then, Paul has retired and spends his days being a loving grandfather.
Denise Chase (née Bauer), Attorney at Law Edit
Assistant District Attorney Bradley “Brad” Chase, SCDA Edit
Bethany Horowitz, Attorney at Law Edit
Melvin Palmer, Attorney at Law Edit
A longtime courtroom rival of Alan Shore’s, Melvin Palmer is a Texas lawyer who’s practiced in Massachusetts for the past 10 years.
Judge Clark Brown, MSC (d. 2009) Edit
A Massachusetts Superior Court Judge, the Honorable Clark Brown has heard many cases from Alan Shore and the attorneys of Crane, Poole & Schmidt.
Judge Brown passed away in 2009.
Veronica Mars Edit
Veronica Leigh Mars, PI, J.D. Edit
The daughter of Keith Mars, the current Sheriff of Balboa County, Veronica is a highly intelligent, highly sarcastic private investigator who made a name for herself as a teenager as both a high school and citywide private investigator (although she was officially the receptionist at her father’s private investigation agency, Mars Investigations. She was responsible for solving the Lilly Kane murder case, identifying a bomber who blew up a school bus and killed 10 people, uncovering a sexual predator who liked little boys, discovering the identity of the Hearst College Rapist, and more…all between the ages of 17 to 20.
In 2003, her life began going down the toilet when she was dumped by her boyfriend, Duncan Kane, without any explanation. Shortly afterwards, her best friend – Duncan’s older sister – Lilly was murdered. When her father, Sheriff Keith Mars, accused Lilly’s father, Jake, of involvement in the murder, he was voted out of office, and her mother Lianne started drinking and then left the family. Finally, while at a party, Veronica’s drink was spiked with GHB and was raped. However, Sheriff Lamb didn’t believe her complaint and threw her out of his office without even taking her statement.
These events left Veronica changed forever; she became a cynic, filled with contempt and disgust towards her classmates and Neptune’s wealthy elite. A pariah like her father, she funneled her time and energy into helping him in his own detective agency. But when a chance encounter with a new transfer student Wallace Fennel led to her gaining a new friend, she began to use her investigation talents and energy to help her fellow students and to go head to head with her former friends and their corrupt ways.
Veronica slowly begins to outgrow her cynicism, with the help of new friends like Wallace Fennel, Cindy “Mac” Mackenzie, and Meg Manning.
Veronica scored a 95 on her private investigator test, taken in 2007. Later that year, she transferred to Stanford University, where she completed her B.A. in Psychology in 2010. She then attended Columbia Law School, where she earned her law degree in 2014.
After faking his death and the subsequent death of his best friend, Dr. James Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard), Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) lives as a drifter, roaming the country on a motorcycle. Along the way, he takes on odd jobs and – on occasion – provides diagnostic medical aid when a case presents itself.
Meanwhile, the Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital’s Department of Diagnostic Medicine is in the capable hands of Dr. Robert Chase (Jesse Spencer), a longtime protégé of House, and his team. Under the watchful eye of the hospital’s Dean of Medicine, fellow former House fellow Dr. Eric Foreman (Omar Epps), Chase and his team continue to do what House trained them to do – solve the biggest medical mysteries that cross their paths.
Dr. Gregory “Greg” House, M.D. Edit
Arguably the greatest diagnostician in the world, Dr. Gregory House was the Head of Diagnostic Medicine at Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey from 1998 until he faked his death in 2012. He is a misanthrope, cynic, narcissist, and curmudgeon.
Dr. James Evan Wilson, M.D. (d. 2012) Edit
Dr. Eric Foreman, M.D. Edit
Dr. Robert Chase, M.D. Edit
Dr. Allison Cameron, M.D. Edit
Dr. Christopher Michael “Chris” Taub, M.D. Edit
Dr. Remy Beauregard “Thirteen” Hadley, M.D. Edit
Dr. Martha Meredith Masters, Ph.D., M.D. Edit
Dr. Jessica Adams, M.D. Edit
Dr. Chi Park, M.D. Edit
In 2010, the Violent Crimes Squad at the FBI Los Angeles Field Office underwent a large change – Charlie (David Krumholtz) and Amita Eppes (Navi Rawat) took a leave of absence to teach at Cambridge University in England, David Sinclair (Alimi Ballard) transferred to Washington, D.C., and Don Eppes (Rob Morrow), the team leader, was promoted to a desk job, leaving Colby Granger (Dylan Bruno) in charge of the VCS. However, despite these changes, the team continues to shine as they solve violent crimes in Los Angeles by doing what they always do – follow the math.
Deputy Assistant Director Donald James “Don” Eppes, FBI Edit
A former minor league baseball player for the Stockton Rangers, Dep. Asst. Dir. Don Eppes resigned from the team when he felt he’d reached the pinnacle of his career and subsequently applied to the FBI Academy. He became an Agent in 1995 and was assigned to the Fugitive Recovery Team upon the completion of his probationary period in the Detroit Field Office. Although he was good at his job, he burnt out quickly and was reassigned to the Academy as a Tactical Training Instructor. He spent a few years as the Special Agent-in-Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, but he was voluntarily demoted in order to return to Los Angeles when his mother got sick. He spent seven years as the Team Leader of the Violent Crimes Squad, before being “kicked upstairs” to the post of Deputy Assistant Director-in-Charge of the Office of Law Enforcement Cooperation for the Los Angeles Field Office.
In his capacity as Deputy Assistant Director, Don is responsible for ensuring cooperation between the Bureau and the various law enforcement agencies throughout the Los Angeles area, including but not limited to the LAPD, Sheriff’s Department, DA’s office, US Attorney’s office, DEA, DHS, and the other members of the law enforcement alphabet soup. In addition, Don also oversees various Bureau consultants, including his brother.
In 2005, Don recruited his younger brother, Dr. Charlie Eppes, a math professor at the California Institute of Science & Technology, to consult for the Bureau. This led to numerous case resolutions and jumpstarted the field of forensic mathematics throughout the FBI.
As a senior officer with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Don drives a Chevrolet Suburban on-duty and carries a Glock 23 in .40 S&W as his sidearm. He married Assistant US Attorney Robin Eppes in 2010 in a traditional Jewish wedding, with his brother Charlie as his best man, and his close friends and colleagues David Sinclair, Colby Granger, and Ian Edgerton as groomsmen.
Professor (Dr.) Charles Edward “Charlie” Eppes, Ph.D., FBI Edit
A Civilian Consultant for the FBI Los Angeles Field Office’s Violent Crimes Squad, Charlie Eppes is a Professor of Mathematics at the California Institute of Science & Technology. His recruitment to the Bureau by his older brother, FBI Special Agent Don Eppes, has led to numerous case resolutions and jumpstarted the field of forensic mathematics throughout the FBI.
In addition, Charlie has also consulted for the National Security Agency, the Los Angeles Police Department, the California Highway Patrol, and other government agencies. He has TS/SCI security clearance, and has received FBI tactical and firearms training, but does not own or carry a weapon. He drives a Toyota Prius, and is married to Professor Amita Eppes (née Ramanujan). He was Don’s best man at his wedding to AUSA Robin Brooks.
A child prodigy, Charlie graduated from high school at the same time as his older brother who is five years older than him. He attended Princeton University, and graduated at the age of 16. During his first semester at Princeton, he met and befriended Prof. Lawrence Fleinhardt, his quantum physics teacher; he and Larry became fast friends and eventually colleagues at CalSci. It was his paper on the Eppes Convergence, which concerned asymptotics of Hermitian random matricies, which made him a star in his field. He has also been working on cognitive emergence theory (“the mathematics of the brain”) off and on since Princeton. By 2010, Charlie has multiple Ph.D.s, is a recipient of the Milton Prize and a nominee for the Fields Medal.
In 2010, Charlie and Amita were both offered positions as visiting professors at Cambridge University. He and his wife both returned to America a year later, and were welcomed back to CalSci and the FBI with open arms.
Alan Eppes Edit
Father to Don and Charlie Eppes, Alan is a widower and retired city planner. While not as academically gifted as Charlie, Alan is no slouch when it comes to math, and has 35 years of practical experience as an engineer. His talents have led him to consult with Don and the FBI on occasion.
During the 1960s and early ’70s, Alan was an anti-war activist and member of the counterculture, but maintains that he never took it “too far”, although he knew and was even friends with people who did. During this time, he was arrested twice for protesting the War and was once hit with a baton by an Alabama State Trooper.
Alan spent years worrying about his children, neither of whom had settled down and started their own families. He was elated when both Don and Charlie married their respective girlfriends, Robin and Amita, in 2010. He is also considered a father-figure to Don’s team, and they sometimes come to him for fatherly advice.
Professor (Dr.) Amita Eppes (née Ramanujan), Ph.D. Edit
Charlie’s wife and former grad student, Professor Amita Eppes teaches graduate-level Combinatorics at CalSci and serves as a civilian consultant to the FBI Violent Crimes Squad.
Amita has two doctorates, one in Computational Mathematics and one in Astrophysics, and is a recipient of the Milton Prize.
Assistant United States Attorney Robin Eppes (née Brooks), USAO Edit
An Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California
Supervisory Special Agent David Sinclair, FBI Edit
Team Leader of the FBI Anti-Corruption Task Force in Washington, D.C., SSA David Sinclair spent almost six years with the FBI Violent Crimes Squad in Los Angeles.
In 2010, David served as a groomsman at Don’s wedding to AUSA Robin Brooks.
As a Supervisory Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, David drives a Dodge Charger on-duty and carries a Glock 23 in .40 S&W as his sidearm.
Supervisory Special Agent Colby Granger, FBI Edit
A longtime member of the FBI Violent Crimes Squad in Los Angeles, SSA Colby Granger was promoted to Team Leader in 2010 after Don Eppes became a Deputy Assistant Director. Prior to his joining the FBI, Colby served in the US Army as a member of the Criminal Investigative Division and served a tour of duty in Afghanistan. He has also completed the FBI Special Weapons and Tactics training, although he has yet to serve on a SWAT Team.
As Team Leader, Colby runs the team a little differently than Don, giving it more of a small military unit kind of feeling. He relies on his people’s expertise, but ultimately makes sure that his team follows the chain of command.
In 2007, Colby was arrested for treason and espionage when it was discovered that he and an old army buddy were spying for the Chinese. However, it was later revealed that Colby was a triple agent, reporting to US counterintelligence. He was captured and interrogated by Chinese spies on a ship heading for international waters, but was rescued by his team. He was subsequently reinstated to the Bureau, and offered a promotion at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., but he declined in order to stay with the Violent Crimes Squad.
In 2010, Colby served as a groomsman at Don’s wedding to AUSA Robin Brooks.
As a Supervisory Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Colby drives a Dodge Charger on-duty and carries a Springfield Armory TRP in .45 ACP as his sidearm.
Senior Special Agent Elizabeth “Liz” Warner, FBI Edit
Now the second-in-command of the FBI Violent Crimes Squad in Los Angeles, Liz Warner is a talented field agent with an affinity for undercover work. She was named Colby’s number two after he took over the team from Don. She has prior experience working for the FBI’s Organized Crimes and Narcotics Divisions.
As a Senior Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Liz drives a Dodge Charger on-duty and carries a Glock 27 in .40 S&W as her sidearm. She is partnered with Nikki Betancourt, although she occasionally accompanies Colby into the field. She also dated Don Eppes for over a year.
Special Agent Nikki Betancourt, FBI Edit
A member of the FBI Violent Crimes Squad in Los Angeles, Nikki spent four years with the Los Angeles Police Department while she worked toward a law degree. Upon completing it, Nikki applied for the FBI, and subsequently graduated from the FBI Academy in Quantico. She was assigned to the Violent Crimes Squad in 2008 after Megan Reeves retired from the Bureau.
As a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Nikki drives a Dodge Charger on-duty and carries a Glock 27 in .40 S&W as her sidearm. She is partnered with Liz Warner, although she occasionally accompanies Colby into the field.
Professor (Dr.) Lawrence “Larry” Fleinhardt, Ph.D. Edit
Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Science & Technology
Dr. Megan Reeves, Ph.D., SSA, FBI (Ret.) Edit
A former member of the FBI Violent Crimes Squad in Los Angeles, Megan Reeves retired from the Bureau in 2008 in order to complete her doctorate in psychology at Georgetown University. Prior to joining the VCS, she spent some time with the Behavioral Analysis Unit.
In 2010, upon the completion of her doctorate, she returned to Los Angeles for Don’s wedding. She is employed as a Psychologist at the Central California Women’s Facility, and has occasionally consulted with her old team in LA.
As a former agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Megan drives a Honda Acura and has retained ownership of her FBI sidearm, a Glock 27 in .40 S&W.
Supervisory Special Agent Ian Edgerton, FBI Edit
The FBI’s best sniper and third-best shot in the United States, Ian Edgerton is a close friend to both the Eppes brothers (although it took him a while to warm up to Charlie, and vice versa). Nominally attached to the Critical Incident Response Group, Ian is so well-regarded within the Bureau that he is on a first-name basis with the Director and has the luxury of choosing his own cases. When not in the field, Ian serves as a weapons and tactics instructor at the FBI Academy in Quantico. He frequently consults with the Violent Crimes Squad in Los Angeles.
In the aftermath of 9/11, Ian transferred to the FBI Legal Attaché Office in Kabul, Afghanistan. He later spent a year at the Legal Attaché Office in Baghdad, during the US Invasion of Iraq. For his actions overseas, Ian was awarded the FBI Medal for Meritorious Achievement.
In 2010, Ian served as a groomsman at Don’s wedding to AUSA Robin Brooks, where he once again teased Charlie for not being invited to his wedding.
As a Supervisory Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Ian drives a Chevrolet Avalanche on-duty and carries a SIG-Sauer P228 in 9×19mm as his personal sidearm. He is a superb marksman, and is a qualified expert with every weapon in the FBI’s arsenal.
Captain Gary Walker, LAPD Gang and Narcotics Division Edit
A frequent consultant to the FBI Violent Crimes Squad, Gary Walker is a 25-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. In the 1990s, he served as the Senior Lead Officer (Officer III+1) of a Street Crimes Team, and by 2006, he was a Lieutenant with the Gang Unit. In 2010, he was promoted to Captain by Chief Tommy Delk and given command of the LAPD Gang and Narcotics Division.
As a senior officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, Capt. Walker drives a Dodge Charge on-duty and carries a Beretta 92FS in 9×19mm as his duty weapon.
Professor (Dr.) Mildred “Millie” Finch, Ph.D. Edit
The Chair of the Math, Physics, and Astronomy Division at CalSci, Dr. Mildred Finch is Charlie’s boss at the university.
The Unit Edit
A group of stories set after “Unknown Soldier”, showing what happened after the Unit successfully prevented a nuclear explosion in Washington, D.C. Promotions and transfers affect the team, and a new commanding officer takes over of the 303rd Logistics Studies Group, but the team remains the best the United States Army Special Forces has to offer.
Command Sergeant Major Jonas Blane, US Army Special Forces Edit
The Non-Commissioned Officer-in-Charge of the 1st Special Actions Group (officially the “303rd Logistical Studies Group”), Alpha Team, Sgt. Maj. Jonas Blane is a highly-trained, highly-decorated soldier with more than 20 years in the US Special Forces. He enlisted in the Army in 1979 after graduating from high school. Prior to joining the Unit, Jonas served in both the Army Rangers and the Green Berets. He is competent in Arabic, French, German, Persian, Portuguese, and Spanish. He is a confidant of two different United States Presidents, who both use him for personal secret missions outside the normal chain of command.
He is married to Molly Blane, his wife of 25+ years, and they have one daughter, Betsy, who’s now an officer in the Army. In 2009, after being kidnapped as part of an operation to catch a terrorist, Molly left Jonas, and filed for a legal separation. His best friend is Sgt. Maj. Ron Cheals, a former member/his predecessor as NCOIC of the Unit who was crippled during a mission and forced into retirement. He is also friends with his teammates (who treat him like a big brother) and his Commanding Officer, Tom Ryan, although their friendship was irrevocably strained after the Unit’s long-term operation to dismantle a terrorist cell during which Ryan authorized criminal and morally reprehensible actions to bring them down.
As a senior NCO in the United States Army, Jonas carries a Kimber Warrior in .45 ACP as his personal sidearm, with a Smith & Wesson .380 pocket pistol as his off-duty weapon and drives a GMC Sierra pickup truck. He is a graduate of Airborne School, Air Assault School, Jumpmaster School, Pathfinder School, Mountain Warfare School, Sniper School, the Warrior Leader Course, Ranger School, the Special Forces Qualification Course, and the Sergeant Major Academy. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and numerous unit, campaign, and service awards.
First Sergeant Robert Davis “Bob” Brown, US Army Special Forces Edit
Master Sergeant MacDonald James “Mack” Gerhardt, US Army Special Forces Edit
Master Sergeant Charles Lewis Gray, US Army Special Forces Edit
==== Sergeant First Class Hector Lucien Williams, US Army Special Forces (KIA, 2007) ====
Staff Sergeant Samuel Simmons “Sam” McBride, US Army Special Forces Edit
Warrant Officer 1 Bridget Sullivan, US Army Edit
Brigadier General Thomas R. “Tom” Ryan, US Army Edit
Molly Blane Edit
2nd Lieutenant Elizabeth “Betsy” Blane, US Army Edit
Tiffany “Tiffy” Gerhardt Edit
Kimberly “Kim” Brown Edit
Joss Gray (née Morgan) Edit
President Benjamin Castillo, President of the United States of America Edit
Lieutenant General Connor Heath, US Army (Ret.) Edit
Chaplain (Captain) Alan Lantz, US Army Edit
Special Agent Debra Lane, US Army CID Edit
Shawn Spencer, PI Edit
Owner and operator of Psych Detective Agency, Shawn Spencer uses his hyperobservation talents to serve as the Santa Barbara Police Department’s official “psychic” detective.
Burton “Gus” Guster Edit
Chief Carlton Jebediah Lassiter, M.A., SBPD Edit
Inspector Juliet Lynn “Jules” Spencer (née O’Hara), B.A., SFPD Homicide Edit
Chief Karen C. Vick (née Dunlop), SFPD Edit
Professor Henry Spencer Edit
Sheriff Jack Carter, ESD Edit
The Sheriff of Eureka, Jack Carter is an ordinary man in a town full of extraordinary scientists.
Jack is currently married to Dr. Allison Carter (née Blake), with whom he has a child. He also has a daughter, Zoe, with his ex-wife, Abby, and is the stepfather to Allison’s two children, Kevin and Jenna.
As the Sheriff of Eureka, Jack drives a Jeep Cherokee as his duty vehicle (which keeps getting damaged or destroyed in one way or another) and carries a Beretta 92FS in 9×19mm as his sidearm.
Dr. Zoe Carter, M.D. Edit
Dr. Allison Carter (née Blake), M.D. Edit
Dr. Henry Deacon, Ph.D. Edit
Dr. Douglas “Doug” Fargo, Ph.D. Edit
Josephine “Jo” Lupo, Dep. Shf., ESD (resigned, 2009) Edit
Zane Donovan Edit
Deputy Sheriff ANDY, ESD Edit
Kevin Blake Edit
Jenna Stark Edit
Upon successfully completing their one-year probationary period and earning accreditation, the South Harmon Institute of Technology has become a refuge for any student who failed to get in to a (real) college or wants a non-traditional education.
Dean Bartleby Lee Gaines, B.A. Edit
Co-founder of the South Harmon Institute of Technology, Bartleby Gaines created the fictitious South Harmon Institute of Technology after he was rejected from all the universities and colleges he applied to. However, due to an error, South Harmon became a refuge for any student who failed to get in to a (real) college.
Bartleby quickly learned that traditional college was not what he wanted to do (or have his fellow students do), and invited them to make up their own classes and be their own teachers.
After a couple months, S.H.I.T. was temporarily shut down when Dean Richard Van Horn of Harmon College told authorities that Bartleby was running a fake school. However, thanks to his best friend and fellow co-founder, Sherman Schrader, Bartleby was able to plead his case before the Ohio State Board of Education, and was granted a one-year probationary period to continue his school. Thankful, Bartleby asked Dr. Jason Alexander, the Chairman of the committee, to become the school’s President – thereby giving the school both an actual academic familiar with the system, and giving the committee an inside man. The school completed its probationary period, and at Dr. Alexander’s recommendation, the school remained open and continues to be a refuge for any student who failed to get in to a (real) college or wants a non-traditional education.
Upon graduating from S.H.I.T. with an official B.A. in Educational studies, Bartleby was immediately appointed the Dean of Students and his predecessor, Ben Lewis, was promoted to Vice President under Dr. Alexander. Dr. Alexander also helped him get his teaching license from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
After three and a half years of dating, Bartleby proposed to his girlfriend, Monica Moreland, after graduating from S.H.I.T. They are happily married with a young son, Brandon, and a daughter, Amber.
Monica Gaines (née Moreland) Edit
The wife of Bartleby Gaines and the mother of his children, Monica transferred to the South Harmon Institute of Technology from Harmon College, where she learned how to be a photographer.
Sherman Schrader, III Edit
Bartleby Gaines’ lifelong best friend, Sherman Schrader III was all set to be the fourth generation of Schrader to attend Harmon College. However, after a disastrous first semester, as well as the unexpected success of the South Harmon Institute of Technology, Sherman transferred and completed his education as a S.H.I.T.head.
Daryl “Hands” Holloway Edit
Rory Thayer Edit
Glen Herschman Edit
Dr. Benjamin “Ben” Lewis, Ph.D. Edit
The first Dean of Students for the South Harmon Institute of Technology, Ben Lewis was a disgraced academic working in retail when he was hired by Bartleby Gaines and his nephew, Sherman Schrader, to be the Dean of a fictitious college. Thanks to the school’s fake nature, Dr. Lewis remembered why he liked teaching in the first place, and began passing his cynical life lessons onto the student body.
In 2010, after the first class of S.H.I.T.heads graduated, Dr. Lewis was promoted to Vice President, and was succeeded as Dean by Bartleby himself.
Jack & Diane Gaines Edit
The parents of Bartleby and Lizzie Gaines
Jack in particular was often hard on Bartleby during his adolescence, due to his tendency to slack off and coast, and was particularly disappointed when Bartleby failed to get into college. However, there was nobody more proud of Bartleby than his father after the success of the South Harmon Institute of Technology.
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Gaines Edit
Bartleby Gaines’ younger sister, Lizzie Gaines was 13 years old when her brother created his own college after failing to get in anywhere else. Five years later, 18-year-old Lizzie had been accepted to numerous colleges and universities around the country, but chose to become a S.H.I.T.head, where she double-majored in political science and boys.
Dr. Jason Alexander, Ed.D. Edit
Formerly the Chairman of the Ohio State Board of Education, Dr. Jason Alexander was asked by Bartleby Gaines of the South Harmon Institute of Technology to serve as the school’s President for the duration of its one-year probationary period – thereby giving the school both an actual academic familiar with the system, and giving the committee an inside man. At the end of the period, Dr. Alexander recommended that the school remain open and has continued with his duties as the school’s President – while simultaneously fulfilling his life’s desire to learn to play jazz trombone.
Army Wives Edit
Life goes on at Joint Base Marshall-Bring, as new friends arrive and old friends leave.
Lieutenant General Michael James Holden, US Army Edit
The Commander of the XVII Air Corps, Lt. Gen. Michael Holden has been a senior officer at Fort Marshall, SC (renamed Joint Base Marshall-Bring in 2013) since he was a Colonel. Prior to his promotion to Lieutenant General, he served as Commanding Officer of the 23rd Airborne Division. He was also a candidate to take over as Superintendent of the United States Military Academy.
Michael was happily married to Claudia Joy Holden from 1990 until her passing in 2013. He has two daughters, Amanda, who was tragically killed in a suicide bombing in 2008 at Fort Marshall, and Emmalin, who, after graduating from high school in 2010, is currently attending Woodsen University. Michael has recently begun seeing Col. Kat Young, the USAF Wing Commander of Joint Base Marshall-Bring.
As a general officer in the United States Army, Michael carries a Beretta M9 in 9x19mm as his personal sidearm and drives a Chevrolet Suburban. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and the Army War College, and has completed both Ranger School and Capstone Military Leadership Program. He is a recipient of the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Prisoner of War Medal, and numerous unit, campaign, and service awards.
Major General Kevin Clarke, US Army Edit
The Commanding Officer of the 32nd Airborne Division, Maj. Gen. Kevin Clarke is a well-respected, decorated General in the United States Army.
Brigadier General Frank Sherwood, US Army Edit
A mustang officer, Brig. Gen. Frank Sherwood was assigned as Deputy Commander, XVII Air Corps as a one-star general after completing the US Army War College.
Colonel Joan Burton, US Army (Ret. 2013) Edit
A twenty-year veteran of the United States Army, Col. Joan Burton retired in 2013 in order to support her husband, psychologist Dr. Roland Burton, who had accepted a job at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. Her final posting in the Army was as Commanding Officer of the 32nd Sustainment Brigade.
Colonel Katherine “Kat” Young, USAF Edit
The US Air Force Wing Commander of Joint Base Marshall-Bring, Col. Kat Young is the ranking Air Force officer on the base.
Kat lost her husband and the father of her daughter on 9/11 at the Pentagon. She has recently begun seeing Lt. Gen. Michael Holden, the Commanding General of the XVII Air Corps.
Captain Trevor LeBlanc, US Army Rangers Edit
Captain Nicole Galassini, US Army Edit
2nd Lieutenant Patrick “Pat” Clark, US Army Edit
2nd Lieutenant Hannah Young, US Army Edit
Master Sergeant Chase Moran, US Army Special Forces (Ret. 2011) Edit
Sergeant First Class Edward “Eddie” Hall, US Army Edit
Sergeant Quincy Montclair, US Army Edit
Corporal Hector Cruz, US Army Edit
Specialist Jeremy Sherwood, US Army (KIA, 2011) Edit
Specialist Tanya Gabriel, US Army (honorable discharge, 2012) Edit
Private First Class Timothy “Tim” Truman, US Army Edit
Claudia Joy Holden (née Meade), Attorney at Law (d. 2012) Edit
Nurse Practitioner Denise Sherwood (née Branch), M.S.N. Edit
Dr. Roland Burton, Ph.D. Edit
Officer Pamela Moran, Charleston PD (resigned, 2012) Edit
Roxanne Marie “Roxy” LeBlanc (née Brooks), G.E.D. Edit
Jacqueline “Jackie” Clarke Edit
Gloria Cruz Edit
Maggie Hall Edit
Latasha Montclair Edit
Holly Truman Edit
Amanda Joy Holden (d. 2007) Edit
Emmalin Jane Holden Edit
Molly Sherwood Edit
David Burton Edit
Sarah Elizabeth Burton Edit
Lucas Moran Edit
Katie Moran Edit
Tobias Jack “T.J. LeBlanc Edit
Finn LeBlanc Edit
Sophie Clarke Edit
In 2011, Carmichael Industries officially opened for business – they’re freelance spies who care. After defeating Nicholas Quinn and regaining the trust of the United States Government, the team began expanding their operations, providing cyber security, electronic counterespionage, and even technical support.
Led by Chuck Bartowski, Carmichael Industries is a small but thriving private intelligence company that operates out of Burbank, California. Its senior staff include Executive Vice President and Chief of Operations Sarah Bartowski, a retired CIA operative, Chief of Security John Casey, a decorated US Marine with years of experience with the NSA, Chief Analytics Officer Morgan Grimes, who also works as the general manager of the Buy More out of which Carmichael Industries operates, and Chief Communications Officer Alex McHugh, the company’s Public Relations liaison; in addition, both cardiologist Dr. Devon Woodcomb and neurologist Dr. Ellie Woodcomb, are on retainer as medical consultants, and Lieutenant General Diane Beckman, the newly-appointed Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, is the company’s point person in the government.
Charles Irving “Chuck” Bartowski, CEO, B.Sc., the Intersect Edit
A twenty-something-year-old underachiever, Chuck Bartowski’s life stalled in 2003 after his college roommate, Bryce Larkin, framed him for cheating, leading to his expulsion from Stanford University (where he was a scholarship student) only twelve credits shy of completing his bachelor’s degree, and his girlfriend, Jill Roberts, dumped him (ostensibly for Bryce). Following his expulsion, he moved in with his older sister, Ellie, and her live-in boyfriend, Devon “Captain Awesome” Woodcomb, in Echo Park, and got a dead-end job at the Burbank Buy More in its Nerd Herd division. By 2007, he was the Nerd Herd supervisor.
On his 26th birthday, Chuck received an e-mail from Bryce that caused him to download into his brain the full contents of a CIA/NSA supercomputer known as the Intersect, which served as a database for their combined collected intelligence. That same night (at approximately the same time he sent the e-mail), Bryce destroyed the Intersect computer, leaving the only copy of the database in his head. The government learned that Chuck was the last known person that Bryce contacted, so both the CIA and NSA (independent of each other) send agents to find him. The CIA dispatched field officer Sarah Walker to retrieve a copy of the Intersect, while the NSA sent then-Major John Casey to capture Chuck. The two agents eventually cross paths, and Sarah fends off Casey. They then discover that Chuck is a human version of the Intersect who sees a rapid-fire series of images (or “flashes”) of intelligence from the Intersect database whenever his brain recognizes a bit of related information with his own eyes or ears. The two agencies conclude that Chuck must be protected and assign Sarah and Casey jointly to the task.
“Drafted” into service by the government, Chuck officially becomes an Asset of the CIA and the NSA, and along with Sarah and Casey, they make up “Operation Bartowski”, under the authority of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Together, they work out of Burbank and operate both domestically and abroad (usually in Los Angeles); their specialty is thwarting assassins and international terrorists, as well as disbanding rogue spy cabals both internal to the United States intelligence community and then global in scope.
When he first joined the CIA as an asset, Chuck developed an alias, “Charles Carmichael”, a millionaire semiretired software magnate, who has since gained actual respect in the spy community and is now the stuff of legend. He later created Carmichael Industries under the Carmichael name.
In 2009, Chuck had the Intersect removed by his long-lost father, Stephen, but subsequently downloaded the updated version, the Intersect 2.0, to keep it out of enemy hands. Unlike the original Intersect, which only provided information, the Intersect 2.0 grants the user the ability for physical flashes, enabling them to perform highly-specialized activities (such as martial arts, foreign languages, and even musical instruments) without any prior training. After the upgrade and completing a training seminar, Chuck was promoted to Field Officer.
In 2011, the entirety of Team Bartowski is fired from government service (retroactively changed to retired) by CIA officer Clyde Decker, and he removed the Intersect from Chuck’s head. Fortunately, at the same time, Hartley Winterbottom, an old friend of his father’s and the real identity of notorious arms dealer Alexei Volkoff, bequeathed the assets of Volkoff Industries over to him and Sarah (as a wedding present). The team used the money to create Carmichael Industries, a freelance spy organization. However, the company struggled to compete with Verbanski Corporation, led by Gertrude Verbanski, and had all of the money in their accounts frozen by Decker.
Team Carmichael was responsible for stopping rogue spy Nicholas Quinn in early 2012. Quinn, a former CIA officer who was set to receive the first Intersect in 2007, was discharged from the agency and became a freelance spy. As he began looking to become the Intersect, he kidnapped Sarah, who had downloaded the Intersect 2.0 to save her captured husband, and lobotomized her. Just before Quinn could download the Intersect 3.0, Sarah shot him dead. However, Chuck was forced to download the Intersect 3.0 himself to save General Beckman’s life.
After the deaths of Decker and Quinn, Chuck and his team were offered their jobs with the CIA and NSA back by General Beckman, but they all declined. As Sarah slowly-but-surely began regaining her memories, Carmichael Industries began expanding its business, hiring new personnel and quickly becoming one of the most high-profile private intelligence companies around. As the President & Chief Executive Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chuck is one of the company’s busiest employees.
Chuck’s family is the most important thing in the world to him. His parents, Stephen and Mary, were both spies who left the family when he was young in pursuit of their craft (Mary was forced to spend 20 years undercover with Alexei Volkoff, while Stephen went off-the-grid to find her). His older sister, Ellie, practically raised him. She married her longtime boyfriend, Dr. Devon Woodcomb, in 2009, and they had their first child, Clara, on January 31, 2011. His best friend since childhood is Morgan Grimes, who joined the team in 2010 as auxiliary support. He’s also had a few girlfriends in his life – Jill Roberts, his first serious girlfriend to whom he lost his virginity to his first year of college, Lou Palone in 2007, and Hannah Smith in 2010. Chuck began dating Sarah, his CIA handler/partner in 2010, after nearly three years working together, and they married on May 16, 2011.
While working for the Buy More, Chuck drove a Nerd Herder (a Toyota Matrix), a company car that was modified by the government to function as a spy vehicle. He wears a customized wristwatch (a Rolex Oyster Perpetual) that contains the Governor, which governs his neural network and prevents the Intersect from causing dementia and eventual insanity, as well as a built-in tracking device and two-way radio/listening device. He carries a Tranquilizer Baby WE Hi-Capa 3.8 (Type 8) as his weapon-of-choice due to it being non-lethal, and owns a CIA-issued SIG-Sauer P229R in 9×19mm for if and when he must carry an actual firearm. He is a two-time recipient of the Intelligence Star for a “voluntary act or acts of courage performed under hazardous conditions or for outstanding achievements or services rendered with distinction under conditions of grave risk”, earning one for capturing Daniel Shaw and the Ring Elders and one for capturing Alexei Volkoff, one of the world’s most notorious international arms dealers.
Chuck has an official kill count of four people, although he didn’t actually kill any of them – Bernie Ominsky suffered a heart attack while attempting to beat Chuck with a baseball bat, Bill Bergey tripped while attacking Chuck and fell out of a 15-story window, Hunter Perry was actually shot by John Casey (Chuck took the credit as Casey was not licensed to kill at the time), and Daniel Shaw was shot in the chest by Chuck, but fell off a bridge and into the water in Paris and was later revealed to be alive.
Sarah Lisa Bartowski (née Walker), Sp. Agt., CIA (Ret.) Edit
One of the Central Intelligence Agency’s most valuable operatives, Sarah was recruited by the Company at age 17 after her father, a renowned con-artist, was arrested in San Diego. She was trained as an intelligence officer and then sent to Harvard University, where she earned a degree in Political science. She spent a year with the United States Secret Service, and also served as a member of the all-female spy team, the Clandestine Attack Team (CAT Squad).
In 2007, Sarah was assigned to Burbank, California, in order to protect the Human Intersect, Chuck Bartowski, who sees a rapid-fire series of images (or “flashes”) of intelligence from the Intersect database whenever his brain recognizes a bit of related information with his own eyes or ears, which makes him the most valuable intelligence asset in the country. Working alongside Chuck and NSA Major (later Colonel) John Casey as “Operation Bartowski”, specializing in thwarting assassins and international terrorists, as well as disbanding rogue spy cabals both internal to the United States intelligence community and then global in scope.
In 2011, the day of Chuck and Sarah’s wedding, the entirety of Team Bartowski is fired from government service (retroactively changed to retired) by CIA officer Clyde Decker. Fortunately, the team was able to rebound in the private sector, creating the freelance spy organization Carmichael Industries, of which Sarah serves as Executive Vice President, Chief of Operations and a member of the Board of Directors.
In 2012, rogue spy Nicholas Quinn lobotomized Sarah using a corrupted version of the Intersect 2.0, but regained her memories thanks to the efforts of her friends and family.
As a CIA officer, Sarah carried a Smith & Wesson 5906 in 9×19mm; since transferring to the private sector, she carries a Smith & Wesson M&P in 9×19mm with a stainless slide.
John Casey, B.Sc., Col., USMC (Ret.) Edit
A decorated career United States Marine, Colonel John Casey was forced into retirement after the disbandment of Operation Bartowski, a joint CIA/NSA operation, by corrupt CIA officer Clyde Decker. Fortunately, the team was able to rebound in the private sector, creating the freelance spy organization Carmichael Industries, of which Casey serves as Chief of Security and a member of the Board of Directors.
Colonel Casey’s career began after graduating from the United States Naval Academy onboard an amphibious assault ship. After failing to get into Special Operations training, he was recruited by Colonel James Keller into black ops (and subsequently received SpecOps training), becoming one of the United States’ premier military assassins. In the 1990s, then-Captain Casey had his own four-man black ops team; after 9/11, Casey joined the National Security Agency and received a promotion to Major. In 2009, after seven years of exemplary service to the Corps and the NSA, Casey was promoted to full-bird Colonel, bypassing the rank of Lieutenant Colonel completely. In 2010, Colonel Casey was given a dishonorable discharge from service after being coerced into committing treason to save the life of his ex-fiancée and then-unknown daughter, but was reinstated a month later after helping his team take down Daniel Shaw and the rogue spy ring, the Ring.
Before joining the black ops community, Colonel Casey (born Alexander Coburn) was engaged to Kathleen McHugh; the government faked his death, and it was over 20 years later before he realized that Kathleen was pregnant at the time he left her. Kathleen gave birth to a daughter, Alexandra McHugh, with whom Casey was able to connect with in 2010. In 2004, he dated a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press, Ilsa Tranchina, while undercover in Chechnya. Four years later, Casey learned that Ilsa, whom he believed died in an explosion at their hotel, was an undercover agent for the French DGSE. Since 2012, Casey has engaged in an intermittent and passionate sexual relationship with his old frenemy Gertrude Verbanski.
Colonel Casey has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from the Naval Academy (Chuck and Morgan were surprised at Casey’s IT degree, although Casey was quick to remind them that such a degree was ideal for his work in intelligence and special operations), and a Master’s degree in National security and Strategic studies from the Naval War College. He has also attended the Marine Corps Reconnaissance Training Company and Mountain Warfare Training Center. He drives a 1985 Ford Crown Victoria, tricked out with various weapons and technology, and carries a customized SIG-Sauer P226 Tac Ops in 9×19mm as his sidearm; he is also the proud owner of a veritable arsenal of firearms. While in the Marine Corps, Colonel Casey received the Navy Cross, Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with Valor, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, three Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medals, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, five Presidential Unit Citations, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy “E” Ribbon, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, two National Defense Service Medals, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, three Southwest Asia Service Medals, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia) and Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), in addition to the Diving Badge, Naval Parachutist Badge, Marine Corps Expert Rifleman Badge and Marine Corps Expert Pistol Badge.
Morgan Guillermo Grimes Edit
Lifelong best friend of Chuck Bartowski
Dr. Eleanor Faye “Ellie” Woodcomb (née Bartowski), M.D. Edit
The older sister of Chuck Bartowski
Dr. Devon Christian “Captain Awesome” Woodcomb, M.D. Edit
Alexandra “Alex” McHugh Edit
The long-lost daughter of John Casey, Alex McHugh grew up believing her father had been killed in action in the late 1980s shortly before she was born. Some 20 years later, in 2010, she met John at the diner where she worked (although it was a few weeks before she learned that he was her father). After learning about him, the two began to explore a potential father-daughter relationship they’d both missed out on over the past two decades. She also found romance with her dad’s teammate, Morgan Grimes.
In 2012, Alex officially joined the employ of Carmichael Industries, the freelance spy organization run by Team Bartowski, as their public relations expert; she is the one potential clients meet with before CI officially takes on their cases. She has been taught by her father how to use guns, and he bought her a personal sidearm, a Beretta 92FS in 9×19mm, which she fortunately has not yet had cause to use outside of the firing range.
Lieutenant General Diane Beckman, USAF Edit
The newly-appointed Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lieutenant General Diane Beckman was one of the first female cadets to graduate from the United States Air Force Academy, and has spent her entire career as an intelligence officer, serving in various departments and divisions across the US Intelligence Community.
In 2007, as a Brigadier General, Beckman served as the Deputy Director of the National Security Agency, where she was part of a joint NSA/CIA Operation Bartowski. In part due to the success of Operation Bartowski (and later Carmichael Industries after they left government service and entered the private sector), Beckman was nominated for her current position.
Lieutenant General Beckman is a recipient of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star with Valor, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Recognition Ribbon, two National Defense Service Medals, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, three Southwest Asia Service Medals, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia) and Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), in addition to the Master Intelligence Badge.
Michael “Big Mike” Tucker Edit
Jeffrey “Jeff” Barnes & Lester Patel Edit
Stephen J. Bartowski (killed, 2010) Edit
Father of Ellie and Chuck Bartowski, Stephen J. Bartowski was a civilian engineer for the Central Intelligence Agency in the late-1970s through the 1980s, and the creator of the Intersect. He left his family and went underground in the 90s, and was estranged from his children for almost 20 years.
Stephen was murdered in 2010 by former CIA Agent Daniel Shaw, a high-ranking member of the Ring.
Special Agent Mary Elizabeth Bartowski (née Gunter), CIA (Ret.) Edit
Mother of Ellie and Chuck Bartowski, Mary Elizabeth Bartowski was a career deep-cover operative for the Central Intelligence Agency. She retired in 2011, and now spends her time being a doting grandmother.
Jack Burton Edit
A lifelong and prolific con-artist, Jack Burton is the most used alias of Sarah Bartowski’s father.
Special Agent Carina Miller, DEA Edit
Sarah Bartowski’s best friend, Carina Miller is a fellow career undercover agent who also served on the government’s all-female spy team, the Clandestine Attack Team (CAT Squad). Since 2007, she’s been with the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Special Agent Zondra Rizzo, CIA Edit
Another former member of the government’s all-female spy team, the Clandestine Attack Team (CAT Squad), Zondra Rizzo is one of Sarah Bartowski’s few true friends – especially since it became clear that it was their fourth teammate, Amy, that was the double agent, and not Sarah or Zondra (as each other suspected for almost a decade).
Gertrude Verbanski, CEO Edit
A former KGB agent, Gertrude Verbanski is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Verbanski Corp, one of the world’s leading private intelligence companies and Carmichael Industries’ biggest rival. She herself is an old frenemy and love interest of CI Chief of Security John Casey, and the two have engaged in an intermittent and passionate sexual relationship since 2011.
Judith “Judy” Porter, MGySgt., USMC (Ret.) Edit
A twenty-four-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Judy Porter was one of the few female Master Gunnery Sergeants. She retired from the Corps in 2012 as an Intelligence Chief assigned to the National Security Agency, and was subsequently hired by Carmichael Industries. She has a history with Carmichael Industries Chief of Security John Casey – she was one of the few female Marines (enlisted or commissioned) who earned his respect.
While in the Marine Corps, Master Gunnery Sergeant Porter received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, two Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medals, Joint Service Achievement Medal, three Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, six Marine Corps Good Conduct Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, four Navy & Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbons, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia) and Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), in addition to the Marine Corps Expert Rifleman Badge and Marine Corps Sharpshooter Pistol Badge.
Staff Sergeant Gregory “Greg” Parker, CV, TPS Strategic Response Unit (Ret.) Edit
The Supervisor of the Toronto Police Strategic Response Unit, Sgt. Greg Parker also serves as Team One’s crisis negotiator. As such, he prefers that situations be resolved through dialogue instead of lethal force, and frequently reminds his team to “keep the peace”.
A police officer for over 25 years, Greg has seen much on the job, which led to his alcoholism. He hit rock bottom in 1999, when his wife, Joanna, divorced him and took his son, Dean, to live in the United States. He took a leave of absence from the force to get sober, and when he returned, he transferred from the Homicide Squad back to the streets as a uniformed officer. He later joined the SRU, and was promoted to Sergeant in 2004. He is best friends with Ed Lane, the Leader of the SRU Team 1, and is considered a father to his men. He is also on good terms with many of the Toronto Police’s brass, and holds himself up as an example that people can change.
In 2011, his son, Dean, now 17 years old, returned to Toronto from Dallas to live with his dad and finish his senior year of high school. After graduating from high school in 2012, Dean wanted to join the Police Academy, but was convinced by his dad to earn a degree before joining the force. Greg is currently dating Marina Levin, who he met during a crisis situation.
In 2012, a terrorist named Marcus Faber planted a series of bombs all around the Toronto area, including the 911 call center, City Hall, and Fletcher Stadium, the last of which was designated an emergency medical center. Greg personally diffused the last bomb at Fletcher Stadium in the middle of a gunfight with Faber, and was grievously wounded before Ed was able to kill Faber. Due to his injuries, Greg retired from the Toronto Police Service with full honors (and a promotion to Staff Sergeant), and began teaching psychology and crisis negotiation at the Ontario Police College; he has subsequently been invited to guest lecture at universities and police academies around the continent.
For his actions during the terrorist attack, Greg was nominated for and awarded the Cross of Valour, the highest honour available for a Canadian citizen for bravery, for “…acts of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril,” and granted him the ability to use the post-nominal letters CV. He was presented the award at Rideau Hall in Ottawa by the Governor General of Canada and in the presence of his team, his son, and senior members of law enforcement and government from all around the country.
As a retired Sergeant in the Toronto Police Service, Greg drives a blue 2007 Chevy Impala LT as his personal vehicle and carries a Glock 17 in 9×19mm as his personal sidearm. He has a degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto.
Sergeant Edward Tucker “Ed” Lane, TPS Strategic Response Unit Edit
The Supervisor of the Toronto Police Strategic Response Unit, Sgt. Ed Lane held the position of SRU Team Leader for eight years before being promoted after the injury and retirement of his best friend, Sgt. Greg Parker. In addition to being the new Sergeant, Ed has retained leadership of Team 1 until a permanent replacement can be found.
Ed has been happily married to Sophie Lane since 1993; they have two children, Clark (b. 1995) and Isabelle (b. 2011). As a Sergeant in the Toronto Police Service, Ed drives a Chevrolet Suburban as his duty vehicle and carries a Glock 17 in 9×19mm as his personal sidearm.
Constable Julianna “Jules” Callaghan-Braddock, TPS Strategic Response Unit Edit
A longtime member of SRU Team 1, Cst. Jules Callaghan took over as the team’s lead crisis negotiator after the injury and retirement of Sgt. Greg Parker, and was named the team’s 2nd-in-Command to the new Team Sergeant, Ed Lane.
Jules was born and raised in Medicine Hat, Alberta, and served with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police before joining the Toronto Police Service. She met her future husband, Sam Braddock, when he transferred to the SRU in 2008, and they spent the next four years in an on-again, off-again relationship. They eventually got married in 2012, and their daughter, Sadie, was born in 2013. As a Constable in the Toronto Police Service, Jules drives a Chevrolet Surburban as her duty vehicle and carries a Glock 26 in 9×19mm as her personal sidearm.
Constable Samuel W. “Sam” Braddock, TPS Strategic Response Unit Edit
Team Leader of the Toronto SRU Team 3, Sam Braddock is a former Master Corporal with the Canadian Special Forces (Joint Task Force-2) and is a decorated Afghanistan War veteran. He left the military and joined the police force in 2008, and was assigned to the SRU.
In 2013, after the death of Constable Donna Sabine, Sam took over as Team Leader of Team 3 of the SRU.
Sam is married to fellow SRU operator Jules Callaghan, and together they have a daughter, Sadie. As a Constable in the Toronto Police Service, Sam drives a Chevrolet Suburban as his duty vehicle and carries a Glock 17 in 9×19mm as his personal sidearm.
Constable Michelangelo “Spike” Scarlatti, TPS Strategic Response Unit Edit
Constable Leah Kerns, TPS Strategic Response Unit Edit
Constable Peter Henderson, TPS Strategic Response Unit Edit
The newest member of SRU Team 1, Cst. Peter Henderson previously worked for the Strategic Response Unit as a dispatcher before enrolling in the necessary classes to become an SRU field officer. With the retirement of Sgt. Parker and the transfer of Cst. Braddock to lead Team 3, Constable Henderson was attached to Team 1 under Sgt. Lane in order to fill a vacancy.
Constable Winifred “Winnie” Camden, TPS Strategic Response Unit Edit
Inspector Norman “Norm” Holleran, TPS Strategic Response Unit Edit
Detective Kevin James “Wordy” Wordsworth, TPS Guns & Gangs Unit Edit
Constable Lewis “Lou” Young, TPS Strategic Response Unit (KIA, 2009) Edit
Constable Rafik “Raf” Rousseau, TPS Edit
Constable Donna Sabine-Gerard, TPS Strategic Response Unit (KIA, 2012) Edit
Detective Roy Lane, TPS Guns & Gangs Unit Edit
Sophie Lane Edit
Dean Parker Edit
Clark Lane Edit
Isabelle “Izzy” Lane Edit
Sadie Braddock Edit
Nathan “Nate” Ford (Ret.) Edit
The former Chief Insurance Investigator for IYS Insurance, Nathan Ford was the first Mastermind for Leverage Consulting & Associates.
In 2012, Nate, having successfully avenged his son’s death and defeated many of his personal demons, retired from Leverage and settled down with Sophie. However, not even retirement and marital bliss is enough to stop him from plotting and executing a few minor cons when one crosses his path.
Sophie Devereaux-Ford (Ret.) Edit
The 2nd-in-Command and primary grifter of Leverage Consulting & Associates
Eliot Spencer Edit
Born in Texas and raised primarily in Oklahoma, Eliot Spencer is one of the deadliest men alive. He dropped out of high school and ran away from his home in Kentucky when he was sixteen in order to escape his abusive father and enlisted in the United States Army at seventeen. He fought in Desert Storm before going into black ops under the command of Michael Vance. When his enlistment was up, Eliot went into the private sector and became a mercenary. He made a name for himself as one of the world’s best assassins, and eventually found himself working for Damien Moreau. However, Eliot found Moreau so deplorable that he stopped being an assassin all-together, and reinvented himself as a hitter and retrieval specialist, although he maintains his fearsome reputation. At least three countries have a price on his head.
In 2008, Eliot was recruited to what would become Leverage Consulting & Associates, a group of criminals who use their exceptional talents to “steal back what was taken by the rich and powerful” as the team’s muscle.
When Nate and Sophie retired from a life of crime in 2012 just as Leverage Consulting & Associates began its transformation into Leverage International, Eliot acts as the team’s NCO assisting Parker with her duties as Team Leader. He is the team member who was primarily against Parker hiring Josie Scott, due to her young age and lack of criminal sophistication, and has taken it upon himself to train her so she doesn’t get herself or the team killed due to her inexperience.
While serving in the Army, Eliot has received some of highest decorations for heroism, bravery, and combat, including the Distinguished Service Cross (the second-highest award in the United States Army for extraordinary heroism behind the Medal of Honor). Although he refuses to carry a gun, Eliot is still a crack shot with any and every weapon in the arsenal of the United States Armed Forces. He is an expert in mixed martial arts, has an incredible pain tolerance, and is a decent country musician and a master-level chef. He is also a ladies’ man, and can identify various things by their distinctiveness. He owns two vehicles, a Chevrolet Silverado long-bed pickup truck, and a Dodge Challenger.
Alec Hardison Edit
A computer specialist with an extremely high IQ, Alec Hardison’s first real criminal act was to stick the country of Iceland with his Nana’s medical bills. He is one of the greatest hackers in the world, able to access most forms of electronics and is rarely caught. He is also a convincing actor, able to talk his way out of almost any scenario, but he is often too clever for his own good, and whenever he has the opportunity to lead a con, he devises a massively overcomplicated scheme usually doomed to failure.
In 2008, Hardison was recruited to what would become Leverage Consulting & Associates, a group of criminals who use their exceptional talents to “steal back what was taken by the rich and powerful” as the team’s hacker and logistics specialist.
When Nate and Sophie retired from a life of crime in 2012 just as Leverage Consulting & Associates began its transformation into Leverage International, Hardison began acting more as a grifter in addition to his duties as the team’s hacker. He also assists Parker with her duties as Team Leader.
He drives a tricked-out, high-tech van which he nicknamed “Lucille”, which is frequently damaged and/or destroyed on jobs, necessitating upgrades or replacements.
One of the world’s greatest thieves, Parker grew up a product of foster system. She started her life of crime early, acting as a booster and getaway driver before puberty. After spending six months in juvenile hall for boosting a bait car (during which her foster brother Kelly ditched her to take the fall alone), Parker went to New York City. There, she met Archie Leach, then the world’s greatest thief, who saw her potential and decided to train her as his apprentice thief, which led to her becoming very skilled in gymnastics and all sorts of thievery.
In 2008, now a fully-grown woman and master thief, Parker was recruited to what would become Leverage Consulting & Associates, a group of criminals who use their exceptional talents to “steal back what was taken by the rich and powerful.” As the team’s thief, there isn’t anything she can’t steal, any bank she can’t break into, and any rooftop she can’t repel from or parachute off. However, Parker’s social skills were nearly non-existent; with the help of her team, Parker slowly-but-surely became a fully-functional member of society (or, at the very least, could at least act like one).
The Leverage team has become Parker’s family – Nathan Ford, the team leader, has taken his place as her surrogate father, while Sophie Devereaux taught her how to be both a woman and a grifter. She’s found a big brother and somewhat kindred spirit in Eliot Spencer, the team’s hitter, who has taken her under his wing, and, in 2012, has embarked on a romantic relationship with Alec Hardison, hacker extraordinaire. At Nate and Sophie’s wedding in early 2013, Parker served as one of Sophie’s bridesmaids.
When Nate and Sophie retired from a life of crime in 2012, Parker was selected by Nate to take his place as Team Mastermind, just as Leverage Consulting & Associates began its transformation into Leverage International. While now nominally in charge, Parker relies heavily on both Eliot and Hardison to help her with her new responsibilities, and frequently calls Nate and/or Sophie for advice. Parker was personally responsible for bringing in Josie Scott, a young car booster the team had met on a previous job and with whom she had bonded with. In addition, Parker has become better friends with Sophie’s close friend and fellow grifter Tara Cole, who – at Sophie’s request – agreed to be a part-time member of the new team. She is acquainted with Mozzie, a career con-man out of New York City, and through him Neal Caffrey, one of the world’s best con-artists, art thieves, and forgers.
Like the rest of the team, Parker has numerous aliases. Her two longest-running and mostly-used aliases are Alice White, which Parker uses when she needs to be a normal woman (usually at airports and other public transportation hubs), and Special Agent P. Hagen, a very effective undercover FBI agent. Agt. Hagen is credited with assisting in the arrest of many of Leverage’s targets, and works frequently with Special Agent Todd McSweeten.
Shortly after becoming Team Leader, Parker “bought” a car, a BMW X5, for the first time in her life, which, along with Eliot’s pickup truck and Hardison’s van, are often utilized by the team for their various jobs. She also knows her way around a firearm, and keeps one, a Glock 23 in .40 S&W that she “requisitioned” from the FBI, at her primary residence (although she rarely takes it out into the field). She has an array of rigs (some of which she designed herself) that she uses to rappel from heights. She is an expert gymnast and has trained with Eliot to become competent in self-defense and mixed martial arts.
Richard Edgar “Rick” Castle, PI, B.A., NYPD Homicide Edit
A bestselling mystery writer, Rick Castle has spent the last 8+ years as a civilian investigator with NYPD Capt. Kate Beckett’s homicide team based out of the 12th Precinct. He was fired in 2014 after his connections to an organized crime family came to light during an investigation. He became a licensed private investigator in January 2015, and was subsequently reinstated to his position as a civilian investigator after helping the 1-2 take down serial killer Jerry Tyson.
As a civilian investigator with the NYPD, Castle isn’t allowed to carry a weapon, but occasionally uses Beckett’s backup weapon, a Glock 26 in 9×19mm, when necessary; since becoming a PI, he keeps a Taurus PT911 in 9×19mm at his office. He is independently wealthy from his books, and lives in a loft in SoHo with his mother, Broadway actress Martha Rodgers, and daughter, college student Alexis Castle. He has two ex-wives, Meredith and Gina, and in 2014, he married Kate. In 2013, he learned his father is an intelligence asset (spy) who uses the name Jackson Hunt after Alexis was kidnapped by one of Jackson’s enemies.
Captain Katherine Houghton “Kate” Beckett-Castle, NYPD Edit
Team Leader of the NYPD 12th Precinct’s Homicide unit, Detective 1st Grade Kate Beckett was promoted to Captain in 2015 and assigned to command the 12th Precinct after Captain Gates was promoted to 1PP.
In 2014, Kate married her unofficial partner of six years (and boyfriend of over two), Richard Castle, becoming the stepmother to his college-age daughter, Alexis. As an NYPD Captain, Kate drives a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, and carries a Glock 19 in 9×19mm as her duty weapon. She is a recipient of the NYPD Medal of Honor, NYPD Unit Citation Bar, and NYPD Longevity Bar.
Detective Javier Esposito, NYPD Homicide Edit
A member of the NYPD 12th Precinct’s Homicide unit, Javier Esposito transferred from the 54th Precinct’s Organized Crime unit after his partner disappeared. He joined the NYPD in the early 2000s after a tour of duty in the United States Army Special Forces.
Javier is in an on-again, off-again relationship with Dr. Lanie Parish. As an NYPD Detective, Javier drives a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, and carries a Heckler & Koch USP Compact in 9×19mm as his duty weapon. He is a recipient of the US Flag Bar, NYPD Commendation or Commendation–Integrity, and NYPD Excellent Police Duty.
Detective Kevin Ryan, NYPD Homicide Edit
A member of the NYPD 12th Precinct’s Homicide unit. Ryan earned his gold shield in 2003 and was assigned to Manhattan North Narcotics. Prior to Homicide, he spent 14 months as an undercover officer inside the Irish Mob on Staten Island.
In 2012, Ryan married the love of his life, Jenny O’Malley. They have a daughter, Sarah, born on January 6, 2014, and a son, Nicholas Javier Ryan, born April 11, 2016. As an NYPD Detective, Kevin drives a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, and carries a SIG-Sauer P226 in 9×19mm as his duty weapon. He is a recipient of the US Flag Bar, NYPD Medal of Honor, NYPD Meritorious Police Duty, and NYPD Firearms Proficiency Bar.
Dr. Lanie Parish, M.E., M.D., OCME Edit
A medical examiner who works closely with the NYPD 12th Precinct
Dr. Sidney “Sid” Perlmutter, M.E., M.D., OCME Edit
A medical examiner who works with the NYPD 12th Precinct
Captain Roy Montgomery, NYPD (KIA, 2011) Edit
Commanding Officer of the NYPD 12th Precinct
In 2011, Captain Montgomery gave his life killing five mercenaries led by Hal Lockwood, who had just escaped from lockup and killed two former (dirty) cops.
As an NYPD officer, he drove a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, and carried a Colt Detective Special in .38 Special as his duty weapon.
Deputy Inspector Victoria Gates, NYPD Edit
Formerly the lead investigator for the Internal Affairs Bureau, Captain Victoria Gates took command of the NYPD 12th Precinct after the death of its former CO, Captain Roy Montgomery.
Near the end of 2014, after three years commanding the 12th Precinct, Capt. Gates was nominated for promotion to Deputy Inspector, which she received in 2015. This promotion left her reassigned to 1 Police Plaza.
Alexis Harper Castle Edit
Martha Rodgers Edit
Hayley Shipton Edit
Technician Tory Ellis, NYPD Technical Assistance Response Unit Edit
A TARU technician assigned to the NYPD 12th Precinct, Tory Ellis has become a valued member of Capt. Kate Beckett’s Homicide unit.
Officer Ann Hastings, NYPD Edit
A patrol officer stationed at the 12th Precinct, Ann Hastings frequently assists Capt. Kate Beckett’s Homicide unit.
In 2011, Ann was revealed to have been masquerading as a costumed “real-life superhero” called Lone Vengeance, but retired from the vigilante business after becoming involved in a murder. Then-Detective Beckett kept her on the force, and Ann has been in her debt ever since.
She is currently dating reporter and graphic artist Paul Whittaker, who was her sole confidant when she operated as Lone Vengeance.
Warehouse 13 Edit
Special Agent Peter “Pete” Lattimer, US Secret Service Edit
A former agent on the Presidential Security Detail, Sp. Agt. Peter Lattimer is transferred to South Dakota in 2009 in order to serve as a field agent for Warehouse 13. He is proud, smart, handsome, athletic, quick thinking, and curious. Despite his childish demeanor, Pete is a dedicated agent who is willing to “take a bullet” if necessary, and will go to great lengths to protect his fellow agents if he believes they are being threatened.
Pete was born on May 27, 1967 in North Canton, Ohio. Pete’s father was a firefighter with the North Canton Fire Department who died while rescuing children from a fire when Pete was 12. His mother, Jane, was an elementary school teacher-turned-Warehouse Regent, and he has an older sister, Jeannie, who is deaf. He is a recovering alcoholic and frequently attends AA meetings; he believes that his alcoholism is among the contributing factors in his divorce from his ex-wife, Amanda.
As a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service, Pete drives a Ford Explorer and carries a SIG-Sauer P229 in 9×19mm as his duty weapon. He also carries a Tesla gun, which acts anywhere from a stun gun to a disintegration weapon depending on its setting, in his duties as a Warehouse agent, and prefers the Tesla to his SIG-Sauer. Pete has “vibes” – intense feelings about a person or situation, either good or bad – that he likens to superpowers; they first manifested on the day his father died.
Special Agent Myka Ophelia Bering, US Secret Service Edit
A former agent on the Presidential Security Detail, Sp. Agt. Myka Bering is transferred to South Dakota in 2009 in order to serve as a field agent for Warehouse 13. In opposition to her partner's happy-go-lucky attitude and reliance on intuition, Myka is smart, organized, and has a scrupulous eye for detail.
Myka was born on December 12, 1982 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her parents own and operate a bookstore, Bering and Sons, despite Myka only having a sister. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Colorado Springs, as well as the University of Colorado. Organized and focused, Myka believes in hard work, solid planning and steadfast execution. She never met a meticulously detailed mission outline she didn't like, and her attention to minutiae leads to her status as a rising star in the Secret Service.
As a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service, Myka drives a Chevrolet Trailblazer and carries a SIG-Sauer P229 in 9×19mm as her duty weapon. She also carries a Tesla gun, which acts anywhere from a stun gun to a disintegration weapon depending on its setting, in her duties as a Warehouse agent.
Special Agent-in-Charge Arthur “Artie” Nielson, NSA Edit
Claudia Donovan Edit
Special Agent Steven “Steve” Jinks, ATF Edit
Leena (KIA, 2012) Edit
Helena G. Wells Edit
Irene Frederic Edit
Adwin Kosan Edit
Jane Lattimer Edit
Major Amanda Martin, USMC Edit
Joshua “Josh” Donovan Edit
Claire Donovan Edit
White Collar Edit
Neal George Caffrey, FBI White Collar Crime Unit (faked death, 2014) Edit
Neal Caffrey (born Neal George Bennett on March 21, 1977) is charming, sophisticated, charismatic, and is considered to be one of the world’s greatest con artists. His best friend is a fellow con artist named Mozzie.
Neal was born in Washington, D.C., where his father, James Bennett, was a corrupt cop. At the age of 3, he and his family were relocated to St. Louis, Missouri, as part of the Witness Protection Program. He moved to New York in his early 20s, and was arrested by Peter in 2005 for bond forgery (just one of the many crimes he was suspected of) after a three-year chase. In 2009, he was serving out a four-year prison sentence, but after escaping from prison with three months left on his sentence and being recaptured by the FBI, he agrees to help the Bureau in exchange for a deal in which he finishes his sentence under the supervision of Special Agent Peter Burke.
Neal is known for his good looks, his brilliant out-of-the-box thinking, ability to talk, lie, or charm his way out of (or into) anything.
Neal faked his death in 2014 after taking down the Pink Panthers, an exclusive group of thieves.
As a criminal consultant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Neal does not carry a gun or credentials (although he knows how to use guns and has successfully forged FBI credentials for himself). He is in an on-again, off-again relationship with Sara Ellis, an insurance investigator.
Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge Peter Burke, FBI White Collar Crime Unit Edit
An Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge of the FBI New York Field Office, Peter Burke heads up the White Collar Crime Unit.
Peter has been married to Elizabeth Burke, an event planner, since 1999, and the two had their first child, Neal, in 2015. In high school and college, he was a mathlete; he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a Master’s degree in accounting. He drives a BMW and carries a Glock 23 in .40 S&W as his sidearm.
Elizabeth “El” Burke (née Mitchell) Edit
A renowned conman and conspiracy theorist, what Mozzie lacks in charm and charisma, he makes up for with insider knowledge and secret sources. He has deep connections to the criminal underworld and can get just about anything, from classified secrets to cutting edge technology.
Mozzie is an orphan; he grew up in a group home in Detroit. When he was 12 years old, he stole $500,000 from the Detroit mob under the alias “the Dentist of Detroit”, which necessitated him to get out of Michigan. He made his way to New York City, where he’s been living ever since. His real name is Theodore “Teddy” Winters.
Since 2009, Mozzie has been a reluctant ally to the White Collar Crime Unit of the FBI New York Field Office because his best friend and partner-in-crime, Neal Caffrey, is a Bureau criminal informant and investigator.
Special Agent Diana Berrigan, FBI Edit
Supervisory Special Agent Clinton Jones, J.D., FBI White Collar Crime Unit Edit
Sara Ellis Edit
June Ellington Edit
The A-Team (2010) Edit
In 2010, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade and went underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire…the A-Team.
Colonel John H. “Hannibal” Smith, US Army Rangers (dishonorable discharge, 2010) Edit
Commanding Officer of Alpha Team, 75th Ranger Regiment, Col. Hannibal Smith is a highly-decorated Army Ranger. In 2010, he and his team were stripped of their ranks and imprisoned for a crime they didn’t commit. Although they were proven innocent of the charges against them, the US government tried to arrest them for breaking out of prison; they promptly escaped from custody and have made their way off the grid, surviving as soldiers of fortune.
In 2005, he served a tour of duty as an instructor at the Basic Officer Leadership Course.
As an officer in the United States Army Rangers, Hannibal carries a Para-Ordnance P-14 Limited in .45 ACP as his service weapon. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, and has a Master’s degree in Military Art and Science from the School of Advanced Military Studies. He’s also completed Airborne School, Air Assault School, Jumpmaster School, Pathfinder School, Mountain Warfare School, Sniper School, Ranger School, and the Special Forces Qualification Course. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and numerous unit, campaign, and service awards.
1st Lieutenant Templeton Arthur “Face” Peck, US Army Rangers (dishonorable discharge, 2010) Edit
The 2nd-in-Command of Col. Hannibal Smith’s Army Ranger A-Team, 1st Lieutenant Face Peck is a mustang officer who served in the Quartermaster Corps before becoming a Ranger. In 2010, he and the A-Team were stripped of their ranks and imprisoned for a crime they didn’t commit. Although they were proven innocent of the charges against them, the US government tried to arrest them for breaking out of prison; they promptly escaped from custody and have made their way off the grid, surviving as soldiers of fortune.
Captain H. M. Murdock, US Army Rangers (dishonorable discharge, 2010) Edit
Arguably the greatest pilot in the United States Army (and definitely the craziest), Capt. H.M. Murdock is a member of Col. Hannibal Smith’s Army Ranger A-Team. In 2010, he and the A-Team were stripped of their ranks and imprisoned for a crime they didn’t commit. Although they were proven innocent of the charges against them, the US government tried to arrest them for breaking out of prison; they promptly escaped from custody and have made their way off the grid, surviving as soldiers of fortune.
Sergeant First Class Bosco Albert “B.A.” Baracus, US Army Rangers (dishonorable discharge, 2010) Edit
The sole Non-Commissioned Officer of Alpha Team, 75th Ranger Regiment, then-Corporal B.A. Baracus was dishonorably discharged from the Army for fighting with a senior officer. He was later reinstated by Col. Hannibal Smith, and subsequently promoted to Sergeant, Staff Sergeant, and Sergeant First Class. In 2010, he and the A-Team were stripped of their ranks and imprisoned for a crime they didn’t commit. Although they were proven innocent of the charges against them, the US government tried to arrest them for breaking out of prison; they promptly escaped from custody and have made their way off the grid, surviving as soldiers of fortune.
Captain Charissa Sosa, US Army Edit
Rookie Blue Edit
Constable Andrea Grace “Andy” McNally-Swarek, TPS Edit
The Secret Circle Edit
Cassandra Amelia “Cassie” Blake Edit
Cassie Blake, born March 28, 1995, was a happy, normal teenage girl in Los Angeles until her mother Amelia died in what appeared to be a tragic accidental fire. Orphaned and deeply saddened, Cassie moved in with her warm and loving grandmother Jane in the beautiful small town of Chance Harbor, Washington – the town her mother left sixteen years before. She got to know and became friends with five of her high school classmates, including sweet-natured Diana Meade, her handsome boyfriend Adam Conant, brooding loner Nick Armstrong, mean-girl Faye Chamberlain and her sidekick Melissa Glaser, who revealed that they are all descended from powerful witches, and they’ve been waiting for Cassie to join them and complete a new generation of the Secret Circle.
In the Circle, Cassie is the most powerful member of group – due not only to her mother’s powerful magic, but also the dangerous dark magic she inherited from her warlock father, John Blackwell. Although she endeavors to use her magic for good, Cassie still feels the temptation of dark magic, and uses her friends and family to remain grounded.
She dated Adam Conant and lost her virginity to him, although they were tricked into breaking up by John. She also shared a mutual attraction to Jake Armstrong. In 2012, she learned that she was not John Blackwell’s only child, but the oldest of six, and that one of her siblings was Diana.
Since becoming a witch, Cassie accidentally killed Luke, a teenage witch hunter with whom she had a romantic interest in, in self-defense by burning him alive. She later killed her father with Diana’s help by reversing his spell that was to kill all witches except those in his family onto himself.
Adam Conant Edit
Faye Chamberlain Edit
Diana Meade Edit
Melissa Glaser Edit
Nicholas “Nick” Armstrong (KIA, 2011) Edit
Jake Armstrong Edit
Person of Interest Edit
We are being watched. There exists a secret system, a machine that spies on us every hour of every day. It was designed to detect acts of terror, but it sees everything – violent crimes involving ordinary people, people like you. You’ll never find us, but victim or perpetrator, if your number’s up…we’ll find you.
John H. Reese (KIA, 2016) Edit
A former Special Forces soldier and CIA National Clandestine Service Special Activities Division operative, John Reese is the name used by the man hired by Harold Finch to prevent crimes committed by or against Persons of Interest given to him by the Machine. He became an urban legend among the police, who called him “the Man in the Suit”.
Since 2014, John has worked for the New York City Police Department as Detective John Riley, formerly of undercover narcotics now assigned to the Homicide Task Force out of the 8th Precinct.
John sacrificed his life to destroy Samaritan – a rogue artificial super intelligence – and was buried, at his friend and partner Det. Lionel Fusco’s insistence, with full NYPD and US Army honors under the name John Riley.
John carried a SIG-Sauer P226R in 9×19mm as his primary sidearm, and is proficient with a variety of weapons from his time in the Army and CIA. While in the Army, John was a recipient of the Bronze Star with Valor, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and numerous unit, campaign, and service awards. As an NYPD detective, John received the American Flag Breast Bar, NYPD Excellent Police Duty, and NYPD Firearms Proficiency Bar, and was posthumously awarded the NYPD Purple Shield.
Harold Finch (Ret.) Edit
The creator of the Machine
Detective 1st Grade Jocelyn “Joss” Carter, J.D., NYPD Homicide (KIA, 2013) Edit
A close friend and associate of John Reese, Detective Joss Carter worked for the NYPD Homicide Task Force out of the 8th Precinct and was the original detective assigned to hunt down the vigilante “Man in the Suit”. She was responsible for exposing and taking down HR, a cabal of corrupt NYPD officers and politicians, which ultimately cost her her life.
Before joining the NYPD in 2005, Det. Carter was a Warrant Officer 1 in the United States Army who served in Afghanistan and Iraq as an interrogator. She is also a graduate of law school and a member of the New York State Bar, although she never practiced law.
Det. Carter was briefly demoted to patrol officer and assigned to the 21st Precinct as a Training Officer, but regained her rank and position on the Homicide Task Force after successfully dismantling the criminal organization HR. Unfortunately, that same night, Carter was killed by Officer Patrick Simmons, the group’s 2nd-in-Command and the only member to escape the purge.
Det. Carter has an ex-husband, Paul, and a son, Taylor, who was born in 1999. As a detective with the NYPD, she drove a Ford Crown Victoria and carried a Glock 19 in 9×19mm as her duty weapon. She is a recipient of the American Flag Breast Bar, NYPD Medal of Honor (for her actions in taking down HR), and NYPD Unit Citation, and was posthumously awarded the NYPD Purple Shield while in the NYPD. While in the Army, WO1 Carter received the Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Superior Unit Commendation, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Army Overseas Service Ribbon.
Lieutenant Lionel P. Fusco, NYPD Edit
Once a corrupt cop, Det. Lionel Fusco changed his ways after meeting John Reese in 2011.
After the defeat of Samaritan and the realization that more than a handful of officers were on the payroll of Decima Technologies, Lionel was asked by the NYPD brass to study for and then take the Lieutenant’s exam while recuperating from his injuries. After passing the test, he was promoted and assigned as Operations Coordinator, NYPD Midtown North Precinct in Hell’s Kitchen. Due to his new rank and responsibilities, Lionel is unable to go out into the field as much as he’d like, but still provides Shaw with intel and occasional backup in her quest to save her Persons of Interest.
Lt. Fusco is divorced; his wife left him in 2014 and took his son, Lee, with her (although he retained visitation rights). Lee graduated from high school in 2015 and subsequently enlisted in the US Army, much to both Lionel’s and his ex-wife’s shock. As a detective (and later lieutenant) with the NYPD, he drives a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor as his duty vehicle and carries a Glock 17 in 9×19mm as his primary sidearm. He is a recipient of the American Flag Breast Bar, World Trade Center Breast Bar, NYPD Meritorious Police Duty, NYPD Excellent Police Duty, NYPD Unit Citation, and NYPD Firearms Proficiency Bar.
Sameen Shaw Edit
A former assassin for the United States Government, Sameen Shaw was burned by her superiors, causing her to fake her death and join John Reese and Harold Finch as a field operative for the Machine. Before joining government service, Shaw graduated from medical school, but was forced out of her surgical residency by her superiors because, while she had the technical skills, she lacked the empathy needed to care whether or not her patients died.
Shaw is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and was laterally transferred to the US Army’s Intelligence Support Activity early in her career.
While working with “Team Machine”, Shaw was captured and held as a prisoner of war by Samaritan for almost a year before she was able to escape and rejoin the team. Her captivity, during which time she was subjected to over 7,000 virtual simulations all of which ended with her turning her gun on herself, left her with some minor post-traumatic stress.
In 2016, after the defeat of Samaritan and death of Reese, Shaw became the Machine’s primary field operative.
Samantha “Sam” Groves (KIA, 2016) Edit
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Zoe Morgan Edit
Carl G. Elias (KIA, 2016) Edit
Senator Ross Garrison, US Senate Edit
The United States Senator responsible for overseeing Project Northern Lights: the government’s use of the Machine to detect and stop acts of terrorism before they could be carried out. It was with Garrison’s blessing that the government transferred Northern Lights from the Machine to Decima Technologies’ Samaritan ASI, and when Samaritan spun out of control and was ultimately destroyed in 2016, the project was shut down for good.