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Search here for information about the less major character characters who have appeared on The Pretender. Secondary characters are those who appear in some of the episodes and provide enough information, either about themselves or others, to warrant greater attention. Information about other, less prominent, characters can be found on the Secondary Characters Page. Some of the more minor ones, such as those appearing in one episode only, may not have an entry here, so it is advisable to check the dictionary first.

 

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Name: Michelle Stamatis nee Lucca

Date of Birth: unknown

Date of Death: NA

(Former) Address: Albany, New York

Involvement with Centre:

Michelle worked as a clinical psychologist with Sydney until 1974 when she fell pregnant with Nicholas. After finding out that she was pregnant, she was warned by an unknown figure that if she left the Centre, they would set up a trust fund for the child, and that if she didn't leave, Sydney might come to some harm. For this reason, she vanished.

Other Activities:

Michelle married George Stamatis, who brought Nicholas up as his own son until his death in 1998.

Relatives:

Nicholas (son)

First Appearance: Bulletproof

 

Name: Nicholas

Date of Birth: 1974

Date of Death: NA

(Former) Address: Albany, New York

Involvement with Centre:

None directly

Other Activities:

Nicholas was born as a result of an affair between Sydney and Michelle. He thought for most of his life that George Stamatis was his father, but found out just prior to George's death that Sydney was his biological father. Lyle kidnapped Nicholas in an attempt to capture Jarod, but Jarod helped Sydney to rescue Nicholas and, at the same time, avoid capture by Lyle and get a little revenge for Kyle's death. Nicholas also had a trust fund set up by the Centre for him.

Relatives:

Mother: Michelle Stamatis nee Lucca

Father: Sydney

First Appearance: Bulletproof

 

Name: Benjamin Thomas Miller

Date of Birth: unknown

Date of Death: NA

(Former) Address: Lake Catherine, Maine (1.9)

Involvement with Centre:

None

Other Activities:

Ben was in love with Catherine Parker, who visited him in Maine every year in April on the pretext of visiting her sister, Dorothy. Ben Miller may be Miss Parker and Lyle's biological father.

Relatives:

Miss Parker (daughter?)

Mr Lyle (son?)

First Appearance:

Mirage

 

Name: Debbie Broots

Date of Birth: unknown

Date of Death: NA

(Former) Address: unknown

Involvement with Centre:

None directly

Other Activities:

Debbie is Broots' daughter and came to live with him permanently after Jarod revealed to the judge, who was presiding at the custody battle, that Debbie's mother had used the child-support on a gambling binge. Debbie, like her father, enjoys Pop-Tarts and is also interested in France

Relatives:

Mr Broots (father)

Name unknown (mother)

First Appearance:

 

Name: Harriet Tashman

Date of Birth: unknown

Date of Death: NA

(Former) Address: Tashman Farm, Upstate New York

Involvement with Centre:

Harriet was a friend of Catherine Parker and she also hid Major Charles, Margaret and Emily at Tashman Farm for ten years.

Other Activities:

Harriet inherited the farm in New York in 1969. She was almost abducted by Kyle but drove the car in which they were travelling into a tree and managed to escape. Kyle was more successful in his second attempt at her abduction and Harriet was rescued by Jarod. She then revealed to him information about his family.

Relatives:

unknown

First Appearance:

Dragon House

 

Name: Argyle and Dog

Date of Birth: unknown

Date of Death: NA

(Former) Address:

Atlantic City, New Jersey

also Las Vegas, Nevada

Involvement with Centre:

Argyle tried to sell Jarod to the Centre for $10,000.

Other Activities:

Argyle seems to become involved in any activity that will make him money quickly. He is devoted to his father, who is obsessed briefly by both the Pope and Wayne Newton, both of whom played some part in his life with his wife, Adella. Benny was a medic in the Screaming Eagles division of the Air Force during World War II. Argyle is also devoted to his dog, who has the original name of 'Dog'.

Relatives:

Benny (father)

Adella (mother)

First Appearance: Amnesia

 

Name: Dannie/Einnad Minor

Date of Birth: 1970's (date uncertain)

Date of Death: NA

(Former) Address: Room 155, SL-27

Involvement with Centre:

Dannie was a subject of Mr Raines and his subject number was 552-80-4738. He was originally kept in Room 155, SL-27 and was removed from there in 1982 after the fire. Raines continued experiments on him in a warehouse. These experiments resulted in the segregation of a character called Einnad, the mirror image of the quiet and meek Dannie. Einnad goes so far as to attack Mr Raines, who requires medical attention for his injuries and who then orders Willies to detroy the warehouse, with Dannie inside.

Other Activities:

unknown

Relatives:

unknown

First Appearance: Silence

 

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Name: Dara Landers

Date of Birth: prior to April 1970

Date of Death: February 1997

(Former) Address: surburban Milwaukee

Involvement with Centre:

Dara was born at the Delaware Children's Home (presumably) and her adoption was overseen by Catherine Parker, who brought her to her adoptive family, the Landers.

Dara was brought to the Landers wearing a bracelet engraved with SL-27. Dara's adoption was overseen by Michaek Steinburg, who "...moved away in 1982."

Other Activities:

Dara died during an operation to have her appendix removed during the same period as many of the other children that Catherine Parker had rescued from the Centre, within approximately a six month period before Miss Parker began discovering information about them. It is only speculation, but it is possible that Jarod uncovered the information about six months before he told Miss Parker about it (which would be approximately the time that he escaped.) The deaths could be as a result of this information 'disappearing'.

Relatives:

Mrs Landers (adoptive mother)

First Appearance: Unhappy Landings

 

Name: Tommy Tanaka

Date of Birth: unknown

Date of Death: NA

(Former) Address: Japan

Involvement with Centre:

Tommy works with the Yakuza who made a deal with the Centre to pay for the simulation that he used to abduct Emma Barrett and which Jarod had designed as a child.

Other Activities:

Tommy, between the time that he and Miss Parker met while she was studying in Japan, and when they saw each other again at the Centre, lost a thumb. He explained that his father, the head of the Yakuza, was a very exacting man who could not tolerate failure.

Relatives:

unknown

First Appearance:

Past SIM

 

Name: Dr Curtis

Date of Birth: unknown

Date of Death: NA

(Former) Address: unknown

Involvement with Centre:

Dr Curtis was brought in by Mr Raines to find out who tried to kil him in Boston. This was before Sydney's admission to Jacob about his involvement, which Miss Parker overhead and later indirectly revealed to Mr Raines.

Other Activities:

Dr Curtis was a criminal behaviourist who evidently owed Jarod some favour, as he lied to Mr Raines about his real results (a dangerous action) and then gave the real results to Jarod in a shadowy warehouse.

Relatives:

unknown

First Appearance:

Over The Edge

 

Name: Damon

Date of Birth: unknown

Date of Death: November 1998

(Former) Address: unknown

Involvement with the Centre:

Damon was brought in to persuade Jarod to complete a simulation when Jarod's ethics were bothering him. Sydney was unaware of the true nature of Damon's orders.

Other Activities:

Damon was removed from the Centre when he was found to be stealing secrets. He continued to work with his 'leak' in the Centre until his death at Jarod's hands and as he prepared to release a deadly virus.

Relatives:

unknown

First Appearance:

Betrayal

 

Name: Nia

Date of Birth: unknown

Date of Death: NA

(Former) Address: Toluca National Forest, Oregon

Involvement with the Centre:

None

Other Activities:

Nia runs an outfitting store and keeps to herself. She introduced Jarod to his first meaningful relationship and gave him his first sexual experience. Her mother was a reporter and her father ran a newspaper. They were taken away by the garrosocia when she was eight years old and she never saw them again. The garrosocia tried to make her say that her parents were traitors but she refused and was beaten and raped before being placd in a home.

Relatives:

Name unknown (mother)

Name unknown (father)

First Appearance:

Ranger Jarod

 

Name: DeWitt, Dr

Date of Birth: unknown

Date of Death: NA

(Former) Address: NuGenesis Atlanta, Georgia

Involvement with the Centre:

Dr DeWitt worked with Mr Raines to re-establish the Prodigy Project in 1998 and create new pretenders. She used NuGenesis laboratories to genetically screen potential new Pretenders. She also aided in the abduction and brain wave manipulation of Davy Simpkins

Other Activities:

unknown

Relatives:

Dr Boris Haring (father)

Dr Nicholas Haring (uncle)

First Appearance:

Bloodlines

 

Name: Janitor at NuGenesis

Date of Birth: unknown

Date of Death: May 1998

(Former) Address: NuGenesis, Atlanta, Georgia

Involvement with the Centre:

None directly

Other Activities:

The janitor was receiving pay-offs from Dr Boris Haring about the experimentation occurring in NuGenesis and met Margaret when she was visiting there and trying to get pregnant with Jarod. The janitor was shot by Gar when he tried to protect Jarod and the formula which would save Davy Simpkins.

Relatives:

unknown

First Appearance:

Bloodlines

 

Name: Lewis - caretaker at Oakview Lodge

Date of Birth: unknown

Date of Death: unknown

(Former) Address: Oakview Lodge, Stone Mountain, Georgia

Involvement with the Centre:

None

Other Activities:

Lewis met Charles and Margaret when they stayed at Oakview Lodge while visiting NuGenesis and revealed to Jarod that Major Charles saved his life in the 1950's when Lewis fell through ice into the lake

Relatives:

unknown

First Appearance:

Bloodlines

 

Name: Dr Shafton

Date of Birth: unknown

Date of Death: NA

(Former) Address: unknown

Involvement with the Centre:

None

Other Activities:

Dr Shafton is Sydney's psychiatrist and the person to whom he devolved his hatred for Raines, revealing that he had fantasised about killing him. He also revealed that he had begun to carry a gun. Dr Shafton advised him to confront Raines, which Sydney did while Raines was terrorising Broots.

Relatives:

unknown

First Appearance:

Unhappy Landings

 

Name: Davy Simpkins (centre, blond hair)

Date of Birth: unknown

Date of Death: NA

(Former) Address: unknown

Involvement with the Centre:

Davy was intended to be used as a subject to re-establish Project Prodigy

Other Activities:

Davy was the foster child of a family called Watanabe, from whom Gar took him. Davy was then taken by Jarod and placed with a family called Brewster after his rescue from the Centre. Jarod gave the family sufficient money to start a new life as a family.

Relatives:

unknown

First Appearance:

Bloodlines

 

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Name: Sonny Herbert

Date of Birth: unknown

Date of Death: NA

(Former) Address: New Orleans, Louisiana

Involvement with the Centre:

Sonny was hired by Margaret and Charles to try and locate Jarod after he was abducted by the Centre. He disappeared in about 1972 and, presumably, moved elsewhere in Louisiana (Slidell). A photograph of Sonny was sent to Jarod by Angelo

Other Activities:

Sonny was badly burnt, supposedly while smoking in bed. His secretary, however, knowing that Sonny was an insomniac, doubts the truth of this. A group went to Sonny's apartment just before his disappearance in 1972. The group included Mr (Dr) Raines.

Relatives:

unknown

First Appearance:

Jarod's Honor

 

Name: Mr White

Date of Birth: unknown

Date of Death: NA

(Former) Address: unknown

Involvement with the Centre:

Mr White was brought in to help Mr Lyle dispose of Nash Family. It is unclear who actually hired him, although Mr White does say that Mr Lyle occasionally hired him.

Other Activities:

Mr White told Jarod that he helped to find lost people. He had a photo of Emily but no information was given as to how he obtained the photo, which had an address on the back of it and this address led Jarod to a hotel where Emily had been staying.

Relatives:

unknown

First Appearance:

The World Is Changing

 

Name: Mr Fenigor

Date of Birth: unknown

Date of Death: NA

(Former) Address:

Involvement with the Centre:

Mr Fenigor was an employee who saw the faked murder of Catherine Parker and has been receiving payments from a person at the Centre (Mr Parker) ever since. He was also involved in some way in bringing Jarod to the Centre.

Other Activities:

Mr Fenigor was shot by a sweeper on (presumably) Raines orders and was later brainwashed to ensure that he did not remember anything. A report was written to say that his organs had been donated to places across the US but, as he was not dead, it is assumed that this report was fake.

Relatives:

unknown

First Appearance:

Bank

 

Name: Zoe

Date of Birth: unknown

Date of Death: NA

(Former) Address: unknown

Involvement with the Centre:

She was abducted by Lyle and Mr Cox, in an attempt to keep Jarod away from Mirage.

Other Activities:

Zoe confessed to Jarod that she was suffering from cancer but was refusing treatment after the death of her sister, for which she blamed herself. She taught Jarod the finer points of road trips and he, in return, convinced her to try and survive.

Later she was in the spa, teaching Jarod about vacations, when he got back in touch with his father. She was abducted by Mr Cox and Mr Lyle to prevent Jarod and his father from getting close to Mirage.

Relatives:

Katie (twin sister) (dec.)

Name unknown (grandmother)

First Appeared:

Road Trip

 

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