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Bauer Family[edit | hide | hide all]

Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland)[edit | hide]

The show's central character, and the only person to appear in every single episode. His defining traits include his conservative tactics, incredibly quick thinking, and Kiefer Sutherland's voice.

Teri Bauer (Leslie Hope)[edit | hide]

Jack's wife, with whom he had a trial separation just prior to the first season. A graphic designer and homemaker, she gets sucked into the events of Day 1 and pushed to her limits.

Kimberly Bauer (Elisha Cuthbert)[edit | hide]

The Kimberly. Something of a Bratty Teenage Daughter when first introduced, but being dragged into Day 1's intrigues turned that around fast. Nonetheless a lot of people felt that her presence in Days 2 and 3 were kind of forced, and cries of irritation could be heard whenever Elisha Cuthbert's name appeared in the credits.

Graem Bauer (Paul McCrane)[edit | hide]

Jack Bauer's less badass brother, who, along with their father, was in league with Charles Logan.

Phillip Bauer (James Cromwell)[edit | hide]

Jack Bauer's father and the closest thing to a Big Bad in the sixth season. He was a co-conspirator of Charles Logan's in the David Palmer conspiracy and later attempted to move his operations to China after he was discovered to be a criminal.

Presidents[edit | hide]

David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert)[edit | hide]

A Democratic senator running for President. More pertinently, a black senator running for President, and then proving he could do a pretty damn good job of it once he got the office. Is believed to have positively influenced the successful campaign of current Real Life United States President Barack Obama.

  • Badass More-Normal: Comparatively speaking. For obvious reasons he doesn't fight in the field like Jack, but that doesn't make him any less awesome. Assassination attempts, threats of war, trouble his wife... This guy will endure anything thrown at him for the good of the country.
  • Bald Black Leader Guy
  • Being Evil Sucks: He found out the hard way in Season 3. He got Sherry to help him with Alan Milliken. This action causes the deaths of four people by the end of the day.
  • Big Good: Until his death.
  • Black Dude Dies First: In the first season, the fear of this trope is lampshaded by more or less everybody. It's ultimately subverted hard. He lives for four whole seasons and a bit of the fifth before he's finally killed off; and even then the lessons that he's taught those he was close to linger for years to come.
  • Determinator / Made of Iron: Survives a couple of assassination attempts with nothing but luck and sheer bloody-mindedness.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: He never makes the full leap, but Season 3 especially seems to turn the entire world against him and try to force him to make some really bad (in every sense of the word) decisions. He decides to walk away from office rather than let things escalate.
  • Killed Off for Real
  • Our Presidents Are Different (Target, Personable, Iron and Minority)
  • Reasonable Authority Figure
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist

James Prescott (Alan Dale)[edit | hide]

David Palmer’s vice president and briefly acting president during Day 2.

John Keeler (Geoff Pierson)[edit | hide]

A presumably Republican Senator introduced in Season 3 running against David Palmer's re-election campaign for the presidency. He won after David Palmer dropped out of the race, only to get his plane shot down in Season 4.

Charles Logan (Gregory Itzin)[edit | hide]

John Keeler’s inept and cowardly vice president, who is forced to step up when Keeler is taken out of commission. He was revealed to be the Big Bad in the fifth season, being involved in the day's events such as the assassination of David Palmer. Even after Jack and co. exposed him, Logan would return to cause more trouble in Day 8, again as one of the primary antagonists. He is not a fan of Jack Bauer and tried to have him killed numerous times.

  • Arch Enemy: To Jack Bauer. He and Nina Myers share this role for the series. Though Logan appears more frequently and is the actual Big Bad. It's taken Up to Eleven in the Series Finale, when Logan shows just how much he HATES Jack Bauer by {{ Driven to Suicide trying to commit suicide}} just to make sure Jack Bauer dies along with him]. Of course this final act fails as both survive, though Logan probably wished he hadn't.
  • The Atoner: In Season 6. It wound up being subverted in Season 8.
  • Bad Boss: To both Mooks and innocents. He's President Evil, after all
  • Bastardly Speech: He delivers a eulogy for David Palmer and is promptly arrested afterwards when his role in Palmer's assassination among others things is finally exposed.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Probably one of the biggest examples in the series.
  • Big Bad: Repeatedly.
    • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Yuri Suvarov in Day 8. He was also involved in a Big Bad Triumvirate with Phillip Bauer and Alan Wilson that spanned over multiple seasons
    • Bigger Bad: The Reveal of Logan being the Big Bad of Day 5 heavily implies he was this in Day 4, as the events of that season lead to Logan becoming President Evil in the first place.
  • Breakout Villain: Logan at first merely seemed like a cowardly President Buffoon, only to be revealed as President Evil and the Big Bad of Day 5. He became arguably the most popular and most well-known villain from the show, and became one of the series primary antagonists, and he even hijacked the final season.
  • Driven to Suicide: in the series finale, although it was mentioned that paramedics might be able to save him, he would at best have permanent brain damage.
  • Evil Redhead
  • The Corrupter: Plays Corrupt the Cutie with President Taylor, luring her into abandoning her ideals, all in a plot that he hoped would end with himself looking like a hero.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: He is the one responsible for the cover-up conspiracy that forces Jack to go on his bloodthirsty rampage
  • Joker Immunity: Interesting variation as it wasn't due to him being a major villain, but him being the President which had him survive season 5, only being exposed and arrested, though it was played straight since he only got house arrest, leading to him being able to appear in season six. Invoked by Word of God after fans were pissed over his storyline ending with his fate unclear, thus he got better as well as pardoned of his crimes, and eventually returned in season 8 to antagonize Jack once more. Interestingly it's not revoked in the series finale when he shoots himself in the head, though he possibly suffered brain damage.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Despite the occasionally hilarious moments and his personality in general, things always seem get worse whenever he shows up.
  • Knight Templar
  • The Man Behind the Man: Oh. Dear. Golly. Anton Beresch, the ringleader of the Russian terrorist group attacking the train station, is merely an underling of terrorist leader Ivan Erwich, who is himself an underling of the group's true mastermind, Vladimir Bierko. Bierko is merely the pawn of Christopher Henderson, who is himself Logan's Dragon.
    • Logan also hijacks the Russian government by blackmailing them and manipulates Taylor into throwing away her beliefs in order to try and repair his image. He manages to do all of this despite initially having nothing to do with the season
  • Manipulative Bastard: In season 8
  • President Evil
  • Smug Snake
  • Taking You with Me: Does this to his Dragon Jason Pillar and tries to do it to Jack in the series finale.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Logan's had a few of these, though the most notable one was in the series finale, in which once he realizes Jack has thwarted his plans once more, he murders his own Dragon and attempts to commit suicide just to make sure that Jack would still be executed on his orders.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Logan's goal seems to be getting the public to view him as one of the great US Presidents, despite him actually being the worst, Even after he was arrested and removed from office, the public was unaware of his villainous actions. In the series finale it becomes clear that Logan will finally be exposed as the villain he truly is, which causes him to snap.
  • Wham! Episode: His villainy came as a shock to the actor, who had genuinely played him as a good guy.

Hal Gardner (Ray Wise)[edit | hide]

Logan’s vice president, who takes control after Logan is arrested.

Wayne Palmer (DB Woodside)[edit | hide]

David's brother who is president during Day 6. He is constantly underminded by his Straw Conservative vice-president, and is nearly killed in an attempt on his life by more Straw Conservatives wanting badly to go to war with the Middle East.

Noah Daniels (Powers Boothe)[edit | hide]

Wayne Palmer’s ambitious and aggressive vice president who later becomes president before losing his bid to Allison Taylor.

Allison Taylor (Cherry Jones)[edit | hide]

Continuing 24's love affair with the "Our Presidents Are Different" trope, Allison Taylor is a Republican woman. On the whole, she did a pretty good job of taking after David Palmer... at least during Season 7.

  • Brunette Republican Sex Kitten (older version)
  • Corrupt the Cutie: Former President Logan does this to her in Season 8, luring President Taylor away from her ideals...with utterly disastrous results for everyone. Eventually results in Taylor having a My God, What Have I Done? moment towards the end, and ultimately choosing to face the consequences of her actions, fully aware that it will mean the end of her career. (Meanwhile, Logan attempts to take the cowardly way out and shoots himself in the head. It's left vague whether he survived or not.
  • Heroic BSOD: At the end of Season 8, after she realizes how former President Logan has corrupted her and twisted her away from her ideals. Overlapped with My God, What Have I Done?.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Not of her life, but of her political career. At the end of Season 8, Taylor decides to do the right thing and face the consequences of her actions, fully aware that it will likely mean the end of her career.
  • Iron Lady
  • Married to the Job: Ultimately decides to send her daughter to prison for killing Jonas Hodges, and ultimately get divorced by her husband in the name of upholding the law. Her devotion to her job leads her to go to questionable lengths to uphold the treaty.
  • My God, What Have I Done? (Cherry Jones notes that "at least [she gets] personal if not professional redemption.")
  • Not So Stoic
  • Our Presidents Are Different (Minority, Iron, Personable)
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Unfortunately, Charles Logan saw her as being ripe for a Corrupt the Cutie.

Other Government Officials[edit | hide]

Aaron Pierce (Glenn Morshower)[edit | hide]

A loyal and dedicated Secret Service agent who is notable as being the only character besides Jack to have appeared in all 8 seasons.

Audrey Raines (Kim Raver)[edit | hide]

Jack's girlfriend during Day 4 and the daughter of Secretary of Defense James Heller. After Day 5, she ends up being tortured and brainwashed by the Chinese so they could force Jack to give them a Russian nuclear circuitboard.

James Heller (William Devane)[edit | hide]

Audrey's father, the Secretary of Defense and at one time between Seasons 3 and 4, Jack's boss.

  • Badass Grandpa
  • Heroic Sacrifice:Drives his car off the edge of a cliff to prevent Jack and Audrey to have to choose between his safety.
  • I Have Your Wife: Targeted by Christopher Henderson's men to try to secure his release.
  • It's All About Me: He views his son's actions as a reflection on him rather than anything he chose on his own.
  • Jerkass: To his son and later to Jack.
  • Overprotective Dad: Gets a restraining order put on Jack after Season 6, and blames him for what happened to her. Jack calls him out on it and claims that he can't accept the fact that it was her decision to search for him.
    • Horribly averted with his son. He quite clearly dislikes him and has no problem letting CTU torture him for information, having little regard for him outside of his use or threat to him politically.
  • Parental Favoritism: Pretty blatantly prefers Audrey to his son Richard. To the point he has no problem letting CTU subject him to nightmarish torture methods for information.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: To his son Richard. Its pretty clear he doesn't like him at all.
  • Where Did We Go Wrong??: Has this view of his son.

Omar Hassan (Anil Kapoor)[edit | hide]

President of the Islamic Republic of Kamistan who was set to sign a peace treaty with America that day, but his own brother and members of his government conspired against him to kill him and ultimately succeeded.

CTU[edit | hide]

Tony Almeida (Carlos Bernard)[edit | hide]

One of the show's most beloved characters, Tony was essentially The Lancer and Number Two to Jack for a long time. Killed in Season 5, he returned in Season 7 as a vengeful Fallen Hero

  • Anti-Hero: Type V in Season 7, when he admits that he has done "a lot of bad things" in the past, and is willing to let a security guard who is collaborating with them die for the sake of expediency. This is subverted when he kills Larry Moss
  • Author Appeal: Tony's Cubs mug is a product of actor Carlos Bernard being a huge fan of the team.
  • Back From the Dead
  • Badass
  • Badass Beard
  • Big Damn Heroes (his unexpectedly showing up to save Teri Bauer on Day 1 stands out as the moment he earned a LOT of popularity)
  • Catch Phrase: "Alright?"
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Has, at various points, performed the double-cross, the triple-cross, and the quadruple-cross.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Subverted.
  • Evil Counterpart: He is what Jack could have become if he lost both Teri and Kim.
  • Foil: To Jack in almost every way, and most tellingly how they each react to threats against their wives. Jack is outwardly berserk while remaining inwardly very clear-headed and pragmatic, while Tony's reaction on Day 3 shows he's capable of masking a complete inner meltdown under his usual soft-spoken, businesslike demeanor.
  • Fallen Hero, Well Intentioned Extremist (In the season 7 finale)
  • Foreshadowing: Season 3 pilot shows him turning down a job offer in DC because there's no openings for Michelle. This willingness to put her well being first would cost Tony dearly in the finale.
  • Heel Face Revolving Door
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: When he shoots Cara Bowden and literally kicks Alan Wilson.
  • The Lancer: For a while, anyway.
  • The Mole: Was played up as a possibility in Season 1 until Nina Myers was revealed as the real mole. Played straight in Season 7.
  • Wham! Line: "I'm sorry Larry."
  • You Are in Command Now: Gets this on Day 2 and on Day 4, the latter being an example that's borderline hilarious (Tony goes from angry unemployed drunk to head of CTU in about four hours), but somehow, manages to fall under the Rule of Cool.

George Mason (Xander Berkeley)[edit | hide]

The first in a long line of Obstructive Bureaucrats on 24, Mason nonetheless proved himself to be a Reasonable Authority Figure when the chips were down. This is, sadly, more than can be said about some of the others who followed in his path.

Michelle Dessler (Reiko Aylesworth)[edit | hide]

A CTU worker who spends most of her time in the operations center—the first Voice with an Internet Connection of many. Was involved in a longstanding Will They or Won't They? with Tony.

Chase Edmunds (James Badge Dale)[edit | hide]

Jack's partner during Season 3. He is secretly having a relationship with Kim.

  • Badass
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He doesn't die, but Jack is forced to cut his arm off with a fire axe to prevent the Cordilla Virus from being released, although Jack mentions that the doctors at the hospital Chase was taken to afterwards believed they could re-attach it somehow.
  • The Lancer

Bill Buchanan (James Morrison)[edit | hide]

Bill was a departure for the 24 writers. Most of the time, The Captain of CTU is either a Stupid Boss or Obstructive Bureaucrat from the Armchair Military, or a Reasonable Authority Figure who has learned to trust Jack, but for that reason has become hamstrung by his own Stupid Bosses. Bill was the only CTU leader who managed to retain power despite allying with Jack. This made him one of Jack's most powerful supporters, since he not only had the authority Jack didn't, but was willing to throw it around at Jack's discretion.

Chloe O'Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub)[edit | hide]

Perhaps the classic Voice with an Internet Connection on the show, Chloe's defining traits were her proficiency at Hollywood Hacking, her Deadpan Snarkery, and her unshakeable loyalty to Jack. In the end, she supplanted Tony as the (non-Jack) character who appeared in the most episodes.

Edgar Stiles (Louis Lombardi)[edit | hide]

Like Chloe, was a hacker at CTU. He was killed in the nerve gas attack in season 5

Ryan Chappelle (Paul Schulze)[edit | hide]

Jerkass who used his authority to interfere with Jack and co. in the early seasons. He became more sympathetic when he allowed Jack Bauer to kill him on the demands of Stephen Saunders.

Lynn McGill (Sean Astin)[edit | hide]

A Stupid Boss who was jumped by his sister and her boyfriend who stole his card, which landed in the hands of a terrorist who was able to break into CTU and unleash Sentox VX-1 Nerve Gas in the building. McGill wound up making a Heroic Sacrifice to save the survivors.

Harry Swinton: So we're all going to die... because you were scared?

Nina Myers (Sarah Clarke)[edit | hide]

A former CTU agent and colleague of Jack's who turned out to be a traitor who worked for Victor Drazen as well as other Big Bads, and was one of the early recurring antagonists. While trying to escape, she winds up killing Jack's wife Teri, making it personal.

  • Arch Enemy: To Jack Bauer. She shares the role with Charles Logan for the series, though she's Killed Off for Real early on in the series and always appeared as a hired Mook for the season's Big Bad while never reaching that status herself.
  • Dragon Their Feet: In Day 1. While she was never actually The Dragon in the series, Jack only discovers she's The Mole and captures her after he had coldly executed Big Bad Victor Drazen. Subverted in Season 2, in which, although she outlives the season's Big Bad, she is just a Karma Houdini who was released from prison as part of a deal, which happened offscreen. We last see her midway through the season still in custody, and she doesn't appear at all in the final act. And finally subverted HARD in Season 3, when Jack finally kills her in the middle of the season after she tries to kill Kim.
  • It's All About Me: She doesn't care about anyone other than herself.
  • Karmic Death: Dies in the exact same room where she murdered Teri Bauer
  • The Mole: A Double Subversion. She is first suspected at the end of the second episode, but this proves false, then it's confirmed at the end of the penultimate episode of the first season.
  • Only in It For the Money: As Jack says "You don't even have a cause; you don't believe in anything. You would sell anyone and anything out to the highest bidder."
  • Smug Snake
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: How she dies.

Curtis Manning (Roger Cross)[edit | hide]

One of the Directors of Field Operations for CTU.

Brian Hastings (Mykelti Williamson)[edit | hide]

The Special Agent in Charge at the New York branch of CTU.

Cole Ortiz (Freddie Prinze Jr.)[edit | hide]

Fellow CTU NY agent who ultimately helps Jack with his Roaring Rampage of Revenge.

Dana Walsh (Katee Sackhoff)[edit | hide]

A CTU mole working for the Russians who has a shady past. She was engaged to fellow agent Cole Ortiz before showing her true colors.

FBI[edit | hide]

Renee Walker (Annie Wersching)[edit | hide]

An FBI agent introduced in Season 7, Renee quickly distinguished herself as a Distaff Counterpart to Jack, not to mention a Supporting Protagonist, telling Jack's story from another character's point of view. Had the show gone on longer, she probably would have had an impact similar to Chloe and Tony.

Larry Moss (Jeffrey Nordling)[edit | hide]

FBI special agent-in-charge (read: Stupid Boss who hinders Jack) who had feelings for Renee.

Janis Gold (Janeane Garofalo)[edit | hide]

Chloe’s FBI counterpart.

Sean Hillinger[edit | hide]

An FBI analyst and The Mole for Dubaku.

Antagonists[edit | hide]

Mandy (Mia Kirshner)[edit | hide]

A female assassin-for-hire with the distinction of being a Depraved Bisexual, and, unusually for most bisexuals on TV and certainly anyone on this show, not only survives the entire series, but is given a pardon for it too.


Sherry Palmer (Penny Johnson Jerald)[edit | hide]

David Palmer's manipulative ex, who gets involved in shady schemes in order to try and either become First Lady or blackmail President Palmer.

Cheng Zhi (Tzi Ma)[edit | hide]

A Chinese agent who was a reoccuring enemy of Jack Bauer. He originally wanted justice for the Chinese consul, who was accidentally killed during a raid led by Jack Bauer, but after he failed to break Jack, he decided to use Jack for something else...

Yuri Suvarov Nick Jameson[edit | hide]

President of Russia who was a good guy in earlier seasons, but it is revealed that he is behind the Russian involvement in Day 8's events. He's then blackmailed by the original President Evil, Charles Logan, into going along with signing the treaty he commited his crimes to get out of, and helping Logan kill Jack Bauer.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate With Charles Logan.
  • Face Heel Turn: It's even debatable that Suvarov was already working with terrorists in season 5.
    • Fridge Horror: Which would mean that both of the presidents who signed the anti-terrorism treaty in season 5 were independently working with terrorists themselves!
    • Alternatively He became corrupted over time, possibly by Charles Logan, who had successfully manipulated Taylor into going along with his plans
  • Hijacked by Ganon: He was behind the original conspiracy, but he was blackmailed into going along with Charles Logan's cover-up conspiracy to sign the treaty and kill Jack Bauer. What makes this interesting is that Logan hijacked Suvarov before Suvarov even appeared and before his involvement was even known
  • President Evil
  • The Man Behind the Man
  • Unwitting Pawn: The IRK were this to him, and he would become this to Charles Logan in return.
  • Villain Ball: If he would have just left Renee the hell alone his entire plan wouldn't have fallen apart.

Day 1 Antagonists[edit | hide]

Ira Gaines (Michael Massee)[edit | hide]

A mercenary leader who was the first major antagonist in the series. Originally he came across as the Big Bad, though he was revealed to be The Dragon to the Drazens.

[[spoiler: Better to Die Than Be Killed: Forced Jack to kill him so he didn't have to face The Drazens

Victor Drazen (Dennis Hopper)[edit | hide]

Victor Drazen was a Serbian war criminal whose heinous crimes lead to David Palmer sending a team led by Jack Bauer to assassinate him.

  • Bad Boss
  • The Bad Guy Wins: In only one aspect though, as Drazen lost in almost all the other possible aspects. He failed to kill Jack, Kim, and Palmer, lost both of his sons leaving his entire family dead, and finally gets his own Karmic Death at the hands of a VERY pissed off Jack Bauer. However, he winds up actually having one huge success when his Mole in CTU kills Teri, which completely changed Jack's life for the worse and would haunt him for the rest of his life, as well as begin the Trauma Conga Line that Jack would suffer for the rest of the series. And it was Drazen himself who indirectly caused this by forcing Nina to lie to Jack about Kim being dead in order to lure him into a death trap, which of course not only backfired, but also led to Jack realizing that Nina was the Mole, which caused her to try to cover up her role and escape before everyone else discovered. Unfortunately, Teri notices and follows Nina, discovering she's The Mole which leads to Nina killing her in order to keep her from telling anyone. Though Drazen was completely unaware of this as he was killed by Jack before this happened, so he died believing he had completely and utterly lost.
  • Big Bad
  • Did Not Do the Research: Dražen is actually a Croatian first name while Victor, Andrei and Alexis do not belong in the stock of Serbian names.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones
  • The Man Behind the Man
  • Revenge Before Reason: Victor really should have just gotten out of the country rather than wasting his time chasing Kim around to use as bait.
  • Shoot the Hostage: Drazen shows how much of a monster he is by shooting his friend's daughter whom Jack had taken hostage when there was absolutely no need to do so simply because he didn't want to deal with a hostage situation, then later kills his saddened and enraged friend.

Andre Drazen (Zeljko Ivanek)[edit | hide]

The eldest son of Victor Drazen, and very much the acting Big Bad until his father is released from prison.

Alexis Drazen (Misha Collins)[edit | hide]

The younger son of Victor Drazen and The Dragon to Andrei.

Day 2 Antagonists[edit | hide]

Joseph Wald (Jon Gries)[edit | hide]

An American terrorist ring leader who was responsible for bombing CTU. He was a pawn for the Islamic terrorist group led by Syed Ali.

Syed Ali (Francesco Quinn)[edit | hide]

The leader of an Islamic terrorist group. He intended on denotating a nuclear warhead in Los Angeles.

Marie Warner (Laura Harris)[edit | hide]

The sister of Kate Warner who is really helping Ali detonate a nuke in LA.

Marie: I killed Reza... and I loved him. What makes you think I would care about you and Dad?

Peter Kingsley (Tobin Bell)[edit | hide]

An American businessman who helped smuggle in a nuclear warhead and participated in attempting to frame Middle Eastern countries in order to start a war in order to profit off of oil. Though the Big Bad of season 2, he was actually working for Max and a group of oil businessmen

Max and Alexander Trepkos[edit | hide]

Max was the mastermind behind the events of the second season as well as the Game. Trepkos was one of his associates.

Day 3 Antagonists[edit | hide]

Ramon Salazar (Joaquim de Almeida)[edit | hide]

A Mexican drug lord whom Jack Bauer had put in prison, and whom Jack then had to break out of prison in order to prevent him and his brother Hector (Vincent Laresca) from releasing a deadly virus.

Hector Salazar (Vincent Laresca)[edit | hide]

Younger brother of Ramon Salazar who is left in charge of the drug business while Ramon is in prison.

Michael Amador (Greg Ellis)[edit | hide]

The dealer of the virus that the Salazars and Nina intended to purchase the virus from. Too bad for them he already sold it to Stephen Saunders.

Stephen Saunders (Paul Blackthorne)[edit | hide]

A former British agent who helped Jack in the attempt to assassinate Victor Drazen, and was believed to be dead, though he turned out to be alive and emerged as the Big Bad of the third season responsible for using the virus to attack the US.

Day 4 Antagonists[edit | hide]

Navi Araz (Nestor Serrano)[edit | hide]

Islamic terrorist ally of Habib Marwan.

Habib Marwan (Arnold Vosloo)[edit | hide]

Islamic terrorist mastermind and Big Bad of the fourth season.he planned a series of attacks against the US and had several backup plans as well.

Day 5 Antagonists[edit | hide]

Ivan Erwich (Mark Sheppard)[edit | hide]

The leader of a terrorist organization of an unnamed Russian colony seeking independence. He was the intended pawn of a group of American conspirators, however his Dragon saw through their ruse.

Vladimir Bierko (Julian Sands)[edit | hide]

The leader of a terrorist organization of an unnamed Russian colony seeking independence. He was the intended pawn of a group of American conspirators, however his Dragon saw through their ruse.

Christopher Henderson (Peter Weller)[edit | hide]

Jack Bauer's former mentor whom Jack had reported for taking bribes. In later years he was The Dragon for Charles Logan.

Day 6 Antagonists[edit | hide]

Abu Fayed (Adoni Maropis)[edit | hide]

A terrorist ringleader who wanted to use suitcase nukes against the US and who wanted to kill Jack Bauer for accidentally torturing his brother to death. Was the intended pawn of Dmitri Gredenko, but that didn't work out too well.

Dmitri Gredenko (Rade Šerbedžija)[edit | hide]

An Ex-Soviet General who wanted to establish Russia as a superpower again by manipulating the US and the Middle East into destroying each other, using Fayed as a scapegoat.

  • Beard of Evil
  • Big Bad Duumvirate (With Abu Fayed)
  • Politically-Incorrect Villain: "The Arabs are living in the dark ages yet they think they rule the world." He's a racist against Arabs.
  • Renegade Russian
  • Too Dumb to Live: He screws himself out of an immunity deal and has his arm chopped off in order to escape with Fayed (CTU was tracking him via a nonlethal radioactive isotope injected into his arm skin), then betrays Fayed anyway and tries to escape, only to die of the massive blood loss as a result of chopping off his arm.

Day 7 Antagonists[edit | hide]

Benjamin Juma (Tony Todd)[edit | hide]

The genocidal dictator of Sangala after taking over the country in Redemption, he attempts to force the US to give up their attempts to remove him from power. When this fails, he attacks the White House.

Ike Dubaku (Hakeem Kae-Kazim)[edit | hide]

Juma's right hand man who Juma sent to the US to try and force the US government to withdraw troops from Sangala. However his loyalty to Juma is questionable as he has his sights on an American girl.

Jonas Hodges (Jon Voight)[edit | hide]

A Corrupt Corporate Executive who suffered one big Villainous Breakdown after the government began cracking down on private military companies. He aided Juma in taking over Sangala in exchange for a deadly pathogen which he intended to use to hold the US hostage.

Cara Bowden (Amy Price-Francis)[edit | hide]

The intermediary for the members of The Omniscient Council of Vagueness in season 7; was also in a relationship with Tony Almeida.

Alan Wilson (Will Patton)[edit | hide]

The mysterious head of The Omniscient Council of Vagueness that appears in season 7. He wanted to use the pathogen in order to frame Muslims in order to try and get the US government to back off on their crackdown of private military companies. He was also revealed to have been in cahoots with Charles Logan and was responsible for having David Palmer and Michelle killed, the latter being the motivation for Tony's actions. Served as the Big Bad of season 7, though arguably he was more of a Bigger Bad, since Tony Almeida was the actual antagonist.

Day 8 Antagonists[edit | hide]

Vladimir Laitanan (Callum Keith Rennie)[edit | hide]

A Russian mob boss who Renee knew while she was undercover with The Mafiya. Attempted to rape Renee during that time and she didn't forget it.

Sergei Bazhaev (Jurgen Prochnow)[edit | hide]

Head of a Russian crime syndicate who helps Farhad Hassan gain nuclear rods to transport into Manhattan.

  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He runs the syndicate with his 2 sons, and he later asks for witness protection for him and his family for helping expose the Russian conspiracy. On the other hand...
  • Kick the Dog: He kills his son who was exposed to the rods, largely to punish the other son for his attempt to treat him.
  • Pet the Dog: He shows sympathy for his son afterwards, making sure he ends up with the angels and says he doesn't care where he himself ends up.

Farhad Hassan (Akbar Kurtha)[edit | hide]

The brother to President Omar Hassan who opposes the peace treaty because he thinks it would make the IRK look weak.

  • Cain and Abel: He's the Cain.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: he turns on the rest of the Kamistani terrorists after Samir Mehran reveals his intentions to use the nuclear rods to blow up Manhattan, although probably just since he knew the USA would retaliate.
  • Heel Face Turn: After his Dragon changes the plan for the rods.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Gets killed by one of Samir's men after trying to turn himself in to CTU

Tarin Faroush (TJ Ramini)[edit | hide]

Omar Hassan's chief of security and daughter's boyfriend, secretly in league with the IRK opposition.

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Single-handedly eliminates three NYPD officers sent to apprehend him, who attempted to do so on their own against Jack's orders.
  • Bodyguard Betrayal
  • Manipulative Bastard: After kidnapping Kayla Hassan and taking her to Samir Mehran he pretends to die freeing her just to send her to CTU with an EMP, which they were intending to use to kill her too, although he does seem regretful over it.
  • Motive Rant: "You think I don't know you, Omar? I watched over you day and night, remember? Watched while you betrayed your own wife with a western whore. You care for nothing but yourself." Said to President Hassan after the man gave himself up to save Manhattan from his and Samir Mehran's dirty bomb.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: After he kidnaps President Hassan, Jack almost catches up to him, but he has Hassan transferred to another car in a parking garage and drives off the top of it to create a diversion, killing himself.
  • The Mole: Double Subverted.

Samir Mehran (Mido Hamada)[edit | hide]

Terrorist leader working with Farhad to blow up Manhattan and kill Omar Hassan.

  • The Bad Guy Wins: Essentially; his goal of stopping the peace treaty from being signed was accomplished, and chances are he was willing to die for his cause and didn't care what happened to his Russian co-conspirators.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He claims he does not wish to kill innocent civilians, and actually keeps his word and stops the bomb when his demands are met.
  • The Starscream: He turns on Farhad when he gets the rods.
  • Unwitting Pawn (To the Russians)
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He is killed by a Russian assassin after he succeeds in killing President Hassan.

Pavel Tokarev (Joel Bissonnette)[edit | hide]

Assassin and right-hand man of Mikhail Novakovich, and responsible for killing Renee Walker.

  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Jack tortures Pavel in the most brutal way possible, outdoing all of the other torture in the series put together.
  • The Dragon: To Russian Foreign Minister Novakovich.
  • Gorn: After beating, brutalizing, and trying to break him, Jack cuts Pavel's stomach open and his guts fall out onto the floor.
  • Karmic Death
  • Rasputinian Death: Jack beats Pavel, tears parts of his skin off with a wrench, burns him, and finally cuts his stomach open which kills him.

Mikhail Novakovich (Graham Mc Tavish)[edit | hide]

The Russian Foreign Minister adamently opposed to the treaty, and responsible for the deaths of Omar Hassan and Renee Walker. Logan wants Jack to believe that the conspiracy ends with Novakovich, but that's just not how it goes.

Jason Pillar (Reed Diamond)[edit | hide]

Logan's right-hand man placed at CTU to find Jack and take him out before he exposes the conspiracy.