HBO Westworld is a futuristic thriller, based on artificial intelligence and its impact on human beings. When the robots inside Westworld start asking unwanted questions, simple intrigue turns to bloodshed as the human guests race for their lives.
The series is mind-blowing and thought-provoking. There are a lot of different characters, ranging from killer hosts to sadistic guests and there are also the good guys who get lost in the middle of the chaos.
Updated June 23, 2022 by Stuart Kilmartin: With Westworld set to return to HBO for a fourth season this month, fans of the show will soon be reunited with the show’s collection of hosts and humans. While Westworld has featured a huge cast of diverse characters since its debut, some of the characters have been more likable than others. As the series progresses and new characters are introduced, there is always a clear selection of fan-favorite characters.
Westworld’s friendliest characters
Ashley Stubbs is featured in the series as one of the main members of park security, who ensures that hosts and guests are safe. But as the series progresses, it becomes more complex, asking different questions and getting no convincing answers.
In Season 3, however, he is revealed to be another of the Hosts, engineered by Ford to ensure the Hosts are safe. He is a good friend of Bernard and although his programming is quite limited, he does what is necessary to protect anyone he is related to.
Hector is one of the hosts, himself embroiled in an endless story full of blood and betrayal. But, when he is shown what is really going on in the park by Maeve, he falls in love with her and together they go on a journey to find Maeve’s daughter.
Throughout the show’s three seasons so far, Hector demonstrates compassion, generosity, and selflessness. Along with that, it also has wonderful comedic timing.
Lee Sizemore is one of the chefs at Delos, who is concerned with creating intrigue for the hosts. But, it doesn’t matter much because Ford doesn’t respect his ideas, nor does Delos. Even though he works hard, he doesn’t find a cause to work for until he meets Maeve.
He provides comic relief in the series, as well as his brilliant accent. And despite being human, he has a certain connection to the hosts, which manifests in his willingness to sacrifice himself for Maeve’s freedom.
Maeve is one of the first animators to start remembering her past and asking questions about the world she lives in. After some blackmail and murder, she gets the truth and it angers her for a while.
Maeve is more concerned with making sure her daughter is safe, even if it costs her freedom in the process.
Bernard is a host created by Ford and Dolores. He looks like Arnold, Ford’s partner who helped create the hosts. He is a caring man, who lives in ignorance of his true nature, thanks to the erasure of Ford’s memory. Even though he did terrible things, he was never in control, unlike Ford.
When one of his creators finally dies, Bernard tries to find his own purpose and after some thinking time he realizes what he must do, find a home for his species and help humans survive. Season 3 ended with host Charlotte’s decision to wage war on humanity and if there’s one man who can help bring about a truce, it’s Bernard.
Westworld characters that fans can’t stand
Dr. Robot Ford is the revolutionary mind behind the creation of the Hosts, which he co-created with Arnold, however, his way of thinking is quite evil. He clearly hates human beings, and in the end he displays his selfish nature. He didn’t want anyone else to have control over his creations, so he decided to go to war upon retirement.
He used many hosts, including Bernard, who struggles with the actions he was forced to do under Ford’s control.
Logan, played by Ben Barnes, in one of his best roles, is the one who takes William to Westworld and it is he who begins William’s transformation into The Man in Black.
Logan is a stereotypical rich villain type, who is arrogant and wants all his desires fulfilled, no matter the cost. He is not patient, he rushes to make his decisions and struggles with addiction, which led to his death.
Charlotte Hale is an independent woman, who is one of Delos’ highest officials. However, his way of working is quite repulsive. She is psychotic, manipulative, feels no remorse for her actions, and will stop at nothing to survive in the cruel world the series presents.
She kills Elsie and is one of the main reasons Theresa is murdered. When she dies, Dolores converts her into a host and her family dies because of it.
Dolores is someone the audience sympathizes with early in the series. However, when her true nature is revealed and her hidden persona of Wyatt resurfaces, she becomes someone else completely. The change is so drastic that it even alters the man she loves, Teddy.
While Dolores forms meaningful relationships throughout her life, most of them were for her own selfish gain. For example, in Season 3, she uses Caleb to do whatever she wants with little regard for him. Of the many villains on the show, she hasn’t faced enough consequences for her actions.
The man in black
The Man in Black is revealed as William towards the middle of the first season and it’s a truly terrifying revelation. Because William looked nice, while The Man in Black is one of the show’s biggest villains.
He’s been living in Westworld for so many years that he can’t even understand the difference between what’s real and what’s not. He is the reason his wife commits suicide and he even kills his own daughter, believing her to be a host. He is really hateful throughout the series.
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