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This is list of characters or unnamed characters who were antagonists in the Die Hard series.

Bold stands for major antagonists

Die HardEdit

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Hans Gruber and his henchmen

Die Hard - Nakatomi Plaza Body Count

The locations in which each of the Nakatomi terrorists died.

Nakatomi building takeoverEdit

Hans Gruber: The leader of a group of internationally based thugs who took over the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles to steal $640 million in negotiable bearer bonds locked in the building's vault.

  • Karl: Hans' right hand man in the group and the brother of Tony who leads the hunt for John McClane in the Nakatomi Building.
    • Tony: Hans' henchman and Karl's brother.
  • Theo: Hans' technical expert who unlocked the Nakatomi building's vault
    • Kristoff: Theo's assistant on opening the building's vault and Hans's other technical expert.
  • Eddie: Hans' henchman who disguises himself as the building's security guard in the lobby.
  • Franco: Hans' henchman who serves as Han's bodyguard and assists Karl in the hunt for McClane in the building.
  • Fritz: Han's henchman who serves as Hans' bodyguard and assists Karl to hunt McClane in the building.
  • Heinrich: Hans's explosive expert who plants C4 explosives on the roof of Nakatomi Building.
  • Marco: Han's henchman who assists Heinrich on planting C4 charges on the roof of the building.
  • Uli: Hans' henchman who assists Heinrich on placing C4 explosives on the roof of the building.
  • Alexander: Hans' henchman and weapons expert who keeps the hostages in check and launches missiles at the raiding police.
  • James: Hans' henchman who keeps the hostages in check and serves as a loader for Alexander to attack the raiding police.


Die Hard 2Edit

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Clockwise from left: Major Grant, Colonel Stuart, and General Ramon Esperanza

Dulles Airport siegeEdit

General Ramon Esperanza: A powerful drug lord and dictator in the fictional country of Val Verde who is imprisoned and being transported to the United States to face trial.

  • Colonel Stuart: A former U.S. Special Forces Colonel and the leader of the group of mercenaries who took over Dulles International Airport by hacking to IAD tower's instruments and landing systems to free General Esperanza from justice.
    • Garber: Colonel Stuart's first lieutenant who functions as the sub-commander of the operation to free Esperanza from custody.
    • Baker: Stuart's mercenary who killed the church's custodian to take over the church to allow the airport equipment needed to take over Dulles control tower.
    • Thompson: Stuart's mercenary who serves as the systems technical expert for the makeshift airport equipment in the church.
    • Kahn: Stuart's mercenary who destroys the airport's Instrument Landing systems (ILS) lines and escorts Esperanza when he escapes custody.
    • Burke: Stuart's mercenary who set up the conduit box to power up the makeshift airport equipment and helped Kahn destroy the airport's ILS lines below.
    • Oswald Cochrane: Stuart's mercenary who is presumed dead, helped set up the scrambling device in the airport's luggage area to tap into the tower's systems.
    • Miller: Stuart's mercenary who set up the scrambling device in the airport's luggage area to tap into the tower's systems.
    • O'Reilly: Stuart's mercenary who leads a team to the airport's annex skywalk to oversee that the airport's new antenna array is blown up.
    • Sheldon: Stuart's mercenary who goes with O'Reilly's team to the annex skywalk to make sure the airport's antenna array is destroyed.
    • Shockley: Stuart's mercenary whose is in O'Reilly's team in the annex skywalk to oversee that the airport's antenna array is bombed.
    • Mulkey: Stuart's mercenary who is in O'Reilly's team in the annex skywalk to oversee that the airport's new antenna array is destroyed.
  • Major Grant: The commander of Blue Light Team who poses as the team sent to take down Colonel Stuart and his men, but in reality, he and his men are in league with Stuart.
    • Grant's group: A number of 11 members of Grant's men who are posing as a team assigned to take down Colonel Stuart, but are really are working for Stuart.
    • Lieutenant Sherman: One of said 11 members of Grant's group, was present at the church "shootout" with Colonel Stuart's forces.


Die Hard with a VengeanceEdit

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Simon Gruber and his henchmen.

New York bombings and Federal Reserve heistEdit

Simon Gruber: A former East German Special Forces Colonel turned terrorist and brother of late Hans Gruber who is bombing areas of New York City to distract authorities in order to rob gold bullions from the Federal Reserve Bank.

  • Katya: A mute female terrorist who helps Simon and others rob the Federal Reserve Bank.
  • Mathias Targo: A contract terrorist who works with Simon to heist the gold bullion in the Federal Reserve Bank.
  • Karl: One of Simon's henchman who poses as a security guard for the Federal Reserve Bank at the main lobby.
  • Otto: A German speaking terrorist who killed NYPD detective Ricky Walsh and takes his badge to disguise himself as a police detective.
  • Nils: A terrorist waiting to kill John McClane in the dump truck but was shot along with his partner Klaus.
  • Klaus: A terrorist waiting to kill John McClane in the dump truck but was shot along with his partner Nils.
  • Rolf: One of Simon's henchman who disguises himself as a policeman during the robbery of Federal Reserve Bank.
  • Ivan: One of Simon's henchman who disguises himself as a policeman during the robbery of Federal Reserve Bank.
  • Mischa: One of Simon's henchman who served as a spotter for Erik in Yankee Stadium in an attempt to assassinate John McClane and Zeus Carver upon arrival. John kills Mischa in a car chase.
  • Erik: One of Simon's henchmen who served as the sniper in Yankee Stadium. He was killed along with his partner Mischa.
  • Kurt: One of Simon's henchmen posing as a police officer. John kills him along with Karl, Gunther and Otto in the elevator.
  • Berndt: One of Simon's henchmen posing as a police officer and was present onboard the cargo ship.
  • Gunther: One of Simon's henchmen. McClane kills him along with Karl, Kurt and Otto.
  • Jurgens: One of Simon's henchmen. Simon gives him the mission to be the padre at the warehouse in Canada.
  • Roman: One of Simon's men posing as a police officer during the robbery of Federal Reserve Bank.
  • Dietman: One of Simon's henchman.


Live Free or Die HardEdit

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Gabriel and his lead hacker Trey, and lover Mai Linh (both standing behind him)

Cyber-attack in AmericaEdit

Thomas Gabriel: A fired DOD lead analyst who leads the group of Internet-based terrorists to systematically shut down the United States.

  • Mai Linh: Gabriel's sub-commander and lover who has the hackers who unknowingly passed their algorithms killed, leads a team to take over Eastern Power Hub, the utility superstation in West Virginia to shut down power in the Eastern Seaboard.
    • Mai's henchman #1: That henchman accompanied Mai to take over Eastern power hub in West Virginia.
    • Mai's henchman #2: That henchman went with Mai to take over Eastern power hub in West MLG Virginia.
  • Emerson: Gabriel's main henchman who leads the team to take over Woodlawn in order to download the back-up financial data.
    • Russo: Gabriel's henchman who was in Emerson's group to take over Woodlawn, kidnaps Lucy McClane.
    • Gabriel's henchman #5: That henchman was in Emerson's group to take over Woodlawn, killed the expendable hackers, including Casper.
  • Trey: Gabriel's lead hacker who is the only hacker truly in league with Gabriel.
    • Casper: One of Gabriel's hackers who began downloading data from Woodlawn, helped locate Lucy.
    • Gabriel's hackers: Some of these hackers work with Gabriel into transmitting the algorithms in order to shut down The United States.
  • Rand: A French assassin with acrobatic skills who leads the assassination of the hackers who deliver their algorithms unknowingly to Gabriel.
    • Del: Rand's partner who took out the hackers who passed their algorithms to Gabriel.
    • Rand's assassin #1: One of Rand's partners who was sent to kill the hackers who passed their algorithms.
    • Rand's assassin #2: One of Rand's partners who was assigned to terminate the hackers who passed their algorithms.
    • Rand's assassin #3: One of Rand's partners who was sent to assassinate the hackers who passed their algorithms.
    • Rand's helicopter pilot: One of Gabriel's henchman sent to help Rand and Del search for McClane and Farrell in Washington, D.C..
  • Robinson: Gabriel's driver who drove the semi-trailer truck to Woodlawn.


A Good Day to Die HardEdit

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Irina and Yuri Komarov.

Weapons-grade uranium conspiracyEdit

Yuri Komarov: A former billionaire who was imprisoned years before, secretly plotted to steal the weapons-grade uranium in Chernobyl for himself.

  • Irina Komarov: Komarov's daughter and henchwoman who helps her father get the weapons-grade uranium.
  • Vadim: One of Komarov's henchman and pilot of the Mi-24P "Hind-F" attack helicopter.
  • Komarov's co-pilot: The co-pilot of the Hind-F helicopter.
  • Komarov's navigator: The navigator of the Hind-F helicopter.
  • Mako: The henchman who was helping load the uranium on the Hind-F helicopter.
  • Komarov's henchman #1: One of the henchman who was patrolling the areas in Chernobyl.
  • Komarov's henchman #2: One of the henchman who was patrolling the areas in Chernobyl.
  • Komarov's henchman #3: One of the henchman who stood watch on the building.
  • Komarov's henchman #4: One of the henchmen who also stood watch on the building.
  • Komarov's assassin: One of Komarov's subordinates who took out Chagarin on Komarov's orders for betraying him years ago.

Viktor Chagarin: A corrupt, powerful high-ranking Russian official who plans to have his former partner Yuri Komarov assassinated and take back the uranium for himself.

  • Alik: Chagarin's main enforcer sent to assassinate Chagarin's former partner Yuri Komarov, remove any evidence against Chagarin and take the weapons-grade uranium in Chernobyl.
    • Anton: Chagarin's associate.
    • Alik's henchman #1: The driver of the Cougar armored vehicle, was also present in the hotel ballroom.
    • Alik's henchman #2: The blonde-haired henchman who fired a RPG-7 at McClane, was also in the hotel ballroom.
    • Alik's henchman #3: One of the men who raided the CIA safe house in Moscow.
    • Alik's henchman #4: One of the men who attacked the CIA safe house.
    • Alik's henchman #5: One of the men who was one of the attackers in the CIA safe house.
    • Alik's henchman #6: One of the men who raided the CIA safe house.
    • Alik's henchman #7: One of the men who was one of the attacking terrorists in the CIA safe house.
    • Alik's henchman #8: One of the men that raided the CIA safe house in Moscow.
    • Alik's henchman #9: One of the men who was one of the attacking terrorists in the CIA safe house.
    • Alik's henchman #10: One of the men who was among the attackers in the CIA safe house.
    • Alik's henchman #11: One of the men who attacked the CIA safe house.
    • Alik's henchman #12: One of the men who sniped Mike Collins in the CIA safe house, was in the hotel ballroom.
    • Alik's henchman #13: One of the men who was present in the hotel ballroom.
    • Alik's henchman #14: One of the terrorists in the hotel ballroom.
    • Alik's henchman #15: One of the men who was among the terrorists in the hotel ballroom.
    • Alik's henchman #16: One of the men who entered the hotel ballroom.
    • Alik's henchman #17: One of the men who was in the hotel ballroom.


See alsoEdit

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