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JC Denton

  Voice: Jay Anthony Franke

The player character and main protagonist of the game, an augmented agent of UNATCO tasked with defeating the NSF, only to find out that the situation is considerably more complicated than it seems..

  • A God Am I - In Invisible War, after merging with extremely powerful, omniscient AI Helios
  • Badass
    • Badass Longcoat: Lampshaded when Anna tells you you will have to do more than just scare your enemies with a coat that makes you look bigger that you really are.
    • Cool Shades
    • Iron Woobie: If you speak with Morpheus, he'll confirm to JC he was genetically engineered and that most of his life was a lie. JC's response is basically "So? Who cares?"
    • One-Man Army: What you are considered after the halfway point of the game.
  • Bio Augmentation
  • Combo-Platter Powers - The various augmentations available, from Super Speed to regeneration to bulletproof skin to completely silent movement and invisibility...
  • The Comically Serious
  • Creepy Monotone - Intended to allow the player to insert their own emotion, though even divorced from its justification, it fits JC's character design.
  • Dark Is Not Evil - JC is as dark and serious as his brother, but he's good.
  • Deadpan Snarker - JC Denton has a few witty quotes in line with such.

 "What a shame."

"A bomb's a bad choice for close range combat."

"You mechs may have copper wiring to reroute your fear of pain, but I've got nerves of steel."

"I was never properly trained in its operation."

  • Nigh Invulnerable - It's possible to make him this to pretty much anything but long falls or explosions at point-blank range, even on realistic difficulty.
  • Phlebotinum Rebel: Oh yes indeed. From expendable prototype testbed for the real deal in the head conspirators to bane of the head conspirators' existence.
  • Properly Paranoid: JC can be this.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: JC is potentially Red to his brother Paul's Blue. He can be played as someone who thinks before he shoots, but that still doesn't get around the fact that he usually still has a far higher propensity to shoot than his brother (unless you go full Pacifist)
    • It can also work the other way, since JC is stoic and dry while his brother is much more emotional and social.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: For Invisible War.
  • Significant Monogram
  • Stealth Expert
  • Sunglasses At Night - Lampshaded by Anna, and Handwaved via JC's 'My vision is augmented' explanation. In game terms, the reason probably has something to do with the fact that the glasses conceal one of the only visible signs that JC is a nano-aug.
  • Talking to Himself - along with Paul.
  • The Stoic
  • Tyke Bomb
  • Weak but Skilled: On the "Realistic" difficulty setting. It's still possible to go through the game as an One-Man Army, but you have to be extra-careful.

Paul Denton

  Voice: Jay Anthony Franke

J.C.'s brother and fellow augmented agent.

Bob Page

  Voice: Cliff Stephens

The richest man in the world, head of Page Industries and member of the Illuminati.

  "Why contain it [Gray Death and the subsequent rioting]? Let it spill over into the schools and churches, let the bodies pile up in the streets. In the end, they'll beg us to save them."

Walton Simons

  Voice: Tom Hall

The head of FEMA and Page's right-hand man.

 "Denton? Walton Simons here. What an expensive mistake you turned out to be. I ordered the troops to kill you, because frankly I don't have the patience to wait for one of those damn killswitches to work."

 Simons: "You take another step forward and here I am again, like your own reflection in a hall of mirrors."

JC: "Must make me one ugly son of a bitch."

ECHELON IV

  Voice: Peter Marquardt

Anna Navarre and Gunther Hermann

  Voice: Carolyn McCormick and Jeff Groteboer

  • Ax Crazy
  • Beta Test Baddie - Gunther especially so.
  • Blood Knight - Anna's SOP for any hostile situation is kill everything!
  • Body Count Competition - Gunther Hermann and Anna Navarre seem to have such a competition. If the Player Character is killed by Anna, she'll sometimes say "Nine hundred and ten. I'm catching up, Gunther".
  • Butt Monkey - Gunther suffers quite a few indignities of varying degrees, from getting kidnapped, to getting phased out in favor of agents with newer augmentations, to being unable to get the soda he wants.
  • Cyborg
  • Honor Before Reason - Gunther cannot be talked down from fighting you in Paris.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl
  • Invisibility: Anna's augment of choice. She also runs the tutorial on stealth.
  • Jerkass: Anna. Unless you're a merciless killer, she treats you like crap. However, showing a little humility and deferring to her early on during the second mission) will delay some of her more abrasive tendencies, but still, she'll wind up treating you like shit for not being a cold blooded killer sooner or later.
    • Jerkass Woobie: Gunther. Sure he's a bloodthirsty killing machine with close to 1000 hits under his belt, but you can't help but pity him.
  • Morality Pet: Gunther truly does feel sorrow and rage after Anna Navarre dies, and it is that which is driving him to want to kill JC Deader Than Dead. That said, this trope doesn't make him any less villainous, but at least his motives are a little more sympathetic.
  • Only Sane Man: Anna is very skeptical about Gunther's conspiracy theory that the maintenance man who stocks the drink machines at UNATCO is purposely trying to screw him over. Subverted in the sequel when you find out he was right.
  • Self-Destruct Mechanism - One mechanism kills them, the other takes care of the corpse.
  • Skippable Boss
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Gunther likes orange soda. He does not feel the same way about lemon-lime.
  • Verbal Tic: Gunther seems to have a lisping problem. Most likely, given his accent, English is not his first language.

Sam Carter

  Voice: Sean Hennigan

The quartermaster for UNATCO and a former general.

  • Artificial Limbs - One of his legs, according to the now defunct homepage. Not that you can tell by his character model...
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me! - JC attempts to express sympathy to Sam for the loss of his family to terrorism. Sam doesn't want to hear it.
  • Internal Reformist - He eventually gives up though.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold - He comes off as very crotchety and hardassed, but seriously, he's a stand up guy, and if you keep picking non lethal options and avoiding killing people, he even commends you on your humanity and restraint.
  • My Country, Right or Wrong: He refuses to leave UNATCO even after learning about the corruption, believing only by good individuals within can reform it. He is forced to leave and more fully help the player when MJ 12 tightens their grip on UNATCO even more.
  • Noodle Incident - He memorably claims to have dispatched an entire platoon with a pocket knife. He also mentions taking out a group of Afghans in an unspecified war.
  • Semi-Retired Badass - He's an ex-General working as a quartermaster.

Jaime Reyes

  Voice: Sean Hennigan

UNATCO's doctor and the one in charge of nanotechnology-related matters.

Alex Jacobson

  Voice: Richard Zangrande Gaubert

Brian “Jock” Flanagan

  Voice: John Gault

A helicopter pilot who works for UNATCO and later defects along with you.

  • Badass Driver - It takes some balls to fly into the epicenter of hostile enemy territory, which he does regularly throughout the game.
  • Drunk Driver - The only time you meet him outside of his ride, he's hanging out in a bar. You can buy him two beers. You can call him out on this, and he'll claim he can't fly the helicopter properly when he's sober.
  • Properly Paranoid: To the point he drops hefty foreshadowing on later events very early in the game.

Joseph Manderley

  Voice: John Gault

  • Da Chief - Of UNATCO Really just an MJ12 puppet
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: He got his start as a tool of the conspiracy to suppress information.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure Seems to be at first.
  • Reassigned to Antarctica : Suffers this as a result of JC escaping...if you don't kill him yourself. If you don't, it's then later implied he's killed anyway.
  • Too Dumb to Live: After confronting him, he'll act nonchalant and let you leave. When your back is turned, he pulls a pistol on you. He's typically gibbed a few seconds later. Unless you're playing at the "Realistic" difficulty setting, where there's a 50% chance or so that he will shoot you in the back of the head, fatally.
  • You Have Failed Me: Listed as dead even if you don't kill him, and he may have been killed for his failure.

Tracer Tong

  Voice: John Gault

Morgan Everett

  Voice: Sean Hennigan

Currently the most influential of the remaining Illuminati, and is Page's former mentor.

Gary Savage

Leader of a group of scientists who defected from Area 51 and set up in Vandenberg Air Force Base to oppose Page.

Jojo Fine

  Voice: Khary Payton

A crime boss of New York who threatens to do things "lo bruto" when he doesn't get what he wants.

Smuggler

  Voice: Khary Payton

As his name implies, a smuggler in Hell's Kitchen.


Gilbert Renton

  Voice: Ron Tatar

Owner of the (Hil)Ton hotel, all he wants is to run a peaceful business and keep his daughter out of trouble.

Maggie Chow

  Voice: Carolyn McCormick

The main antagonist of the Hong Kong area, a former actress and current business executive who is in league with Bob Page.

Notes

  1. well, he's a white guy helping the helpless black Morgan Everett, so with a little stretch...
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