THE A-Z OF THE B.W.U CONTINUES!
And now let's return to our vast and teeming cast of characters.
Spoiler alert: Rolf is the operative deployed by the evil secret agency Section 23 to pass as Bridget's superspy father, Carter Strike. Rolf played the part of a dream biological father. He's movie star good-looking, caring, sincere and he's so set on being included in his daughter's life that he supplies her with a bag filled with spy gadgets so that she can join the family business. Once he no longer needs to masquerade as Carter Strike, Rolf is revealed as a cold, heartless creep who deserves everything that's coming to him.
Vice-Principal of Reindeer Crescent Middle School. The man who replaced the Friendly Red snack dispenser with the reviled Big Green Machine. Scattering loves the Big Green Machine and is wounded by the disdain with which it's presence is greeted by the students. He's even more wounded when a spy satellite takes control of Big Green, using it to pelt him with yogurt and water bottles.
A covert agency buried deep beneath the bowels of the CIA. Few know it exists, even fewer know what it does--here's a clue: it's the dirty stuff no one else wants to do. Section 23 is run by a power-hungry madman with a gift for manipulation who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
A lazy, cynical teacher at Reindeer Crescent Middle School who smirks at Bridget's carrot cake, plays games on his phone when in charge of detention thus enabling Bridget to fill his classroom with smoke, and shirks his reponsibility when called upon to help erase the Doom Patrol graffitti from the school walls.
The bad guy. Spool enters Bridget's life passing himself off as Carter Strike's go-between, an earnest bumbling employee unused to dealing with young people, but tasked with explaining to Bridget about her biological father, the nature of his business and the capabilities of her bag of gadgets. This is all a ruse constructed to gain Bridget's trust. In reality, Brian Spool is the ruthless head of Section 23 who has no qualms about using Bridget to get to Carter Strike, or abducting nd drugging Brudget's younger sister.
Legendary superspy. Bridget's biological father. Burned-out agent for Section 23 who decides to find another line of work. Which is something Brian Spool is not about to let happen. Strike knows all Spool's secrets. He literally knows where the bodies are buried. He also knows that Strike has a daughter, a fact of which the legendary superspy was unaware. Even when he became aware, Strike didn't entirely believe it. So he went undercover as a bumbling, chubby, awkward substitute teacher at Bridget's school in order to monitor her. This wasn't particularly deep cover for Strike who IS a chubby, awkward, bumbling figure. But he's also capable of snapping wrists, firing guns with deadly accuracy and riding a motorcycle backwards through a firestorm, often at the same time. Strike may not be the biological father of Bridget's dreams but he turns out to be the one she can count on in times of dire need.
The boy who, Bridget thinks, once smiled in her direction. The victim she saved from being bullied by Doom Patrol who was then completely ungrateful. The guy who stood up for her in the face of Brendan Chew's comedic abuse. The guy she sprung from detention who was again completely ungrateful. The guy she met outside Kelly Beach's party who was a litte bit annoying, a little bit intriguing. The Section 23 agent who accompanied Rolf as he rolled her on a gurney towards an operating theater where she was going to become a mindless puppet of Brian Spool. The boy who turned out to be a double agent secretly working with Carter Strike. The genius computer hacker who took control of Bridget's self-driving car. The boy she kissed. There's a lot going on with Dale Tookey.
Ancient neighbor of Bridget's tortured by Spool when he shows off the strength of his spy satellite by using it to switch the traffic lights on and off thus forcing Telk to wobble her way back to the curb every time the green light vanishes after several seconds.
Adopted middle child of the Wilder family. Feels invisible both at home and at school. The last person in the world anyone would suspect of being the daughter of a legendary superspy. The last person in the universe anyone would suspect of possessing superspy potential herself. Nevertheless, Bridget adapts quickly and successfully to wearing nanosneakers that allow her to run like the wind, and a nanotracksuit that give her the ability to execute somersaults while kicking her enemies into the dirt. She becomes smart, resourceful and fearless. She also finds that she has a secret new life she has to keep hidden from her family and her one friend, all of whom continue to take her for granted.
Bridget's father. Manages a local Pottery Barn. Likes sitting in his leather seat watchng Law & Order marathons. When Brudget despairs that no one pays any attention to her, her father generally proves her wrong.
Bridget's mother. CEO of her own courier company. The lying required by Bridget's new double life brings her into the most conflict with her mother.
Bridget's younger sister. Her miracle sister. When medical science declared that Nancy Wilder could not have a second child, the Wilders adopted Bridget. And then it turned out, she could get pregnant. Natalie turned out not only to be a miracle, she also turned out to be the most perfect child ever born in Reindeer Crescent or anywhere else in the world. She's popular, talented, caring, compassionate, hardworking, loyal, smart and always in a good mood. Can someone this perfect have a dark side? It turns out that Natalie does...
The bad boy to Natalie's good girl. Ryan stays out all night, sneaks in first thing in the morning, steals animals from the zoo, gets in fights, does 43 minutes of jail time, joins Doom Patrol to wreak havoc in the streets of Reindeer Crescent. But, despite the bad reputation he goes to such trouble to maintainn, Ryan is a nicer, more sensitive guy than he at first lets on.
Beauteous, stauesque Section 23 agent used by Brian Spool to lure Bridget into his web of lies and deceit. Defeating Xan allows Bridget and Joanna to mend their dysfunctional realtionship and become real friends for the first time.
Bridget's nickname for herself.
There is no Z in the Bridget Wilder Universe. Yet.