A character guide for HBO’s “The Nevers.” Included is information about characters and noteworthy information about the series they’re in.
Please Note: This content contains pertinent spoilers, descriptions are updated as new information is presented, images changed as better ones are captured, and this is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, guest star, or reoccurring role.
August, 1896. Victorian London is rocked to its foundations by a supernatural event which gives certain people – mostly women – abnormal abilities, from the wondrous to the disturbing. But no matter their particular “turns,” all who belong to this new underclass are in grave danger. It falls to mysterious, quick-fisted widow Amalia True (Laura Donnelly) and brilliant young inventor Penance Adair (Ann Skelly) to protect and shelter these gifted “orphans.” To do so, they will have to face the brutal forces determined to annihilate their kind. — HBO Max
Groups & Organizations
The Touched: The orphans who have supernatural gifts.
The Orphans: The group of children who, under Amalia and Penance’s care, find a home and refuge from a world which fears them
The Ferryman’s Club (1.2): Hugo’s sex and debauchery club
The Sentinel (1.4): The paper that Effie Boyle writes st
Notable Locations & Items
St. Romaulda’s Orphanage: Financed by Lavinia Bidlow, with Amalia and Penance playing a strong influential role, the Orphanage is home to many children who are Touched and provides them safety from an increasingly dangerous world that wishes them harm.
Ferryman’s Club (1.1): Hugo’s club featuring all types of degenerate activities.
Other Noteworthy Information
Year (1.1): It’s 1899
Galanthi (1.5): The name given to the beings which gave birth to The Touched.
Languages Spoken (1.1): Is aware of Chinese, Russian, and maybe Turkish
Touched Ability (1.1): Has a “Rippling” ability which allows her to see parts of the future
Real Name (1.2): Molly
Equestrian (1.3): She likes horses
Background (1.6): Before attempting suicide, Amalia was Molly, a woman who married the wrong man, Thomas True, got demoted at her job working at a bakery, and was miserable. However, then Zephyr, a woman from the future, assumed Molly’s body, and became Amalia, post the Galanthi’s appearance.
Quotes & Gifs
More suffer from society’s perception than their own debilitation. — Amalia (1.1)
Pain despises hope. — Amalia (1.2)
Waiting’s only painful when you’re not doing anything else. — Amalia (1.3)
Penance Adair (Ann Skelly)
Penance is a genius inventor who is one of the first to join Amalia, her best friend, in defending the rights and safety of the Touched.
Keen Interest (Deadline): He is an ornithologist [he studies birds].
Touched Ability (1.2): Can see through the eyes of birds and potentially communicate with them.
Quotes & Gifs
Lord Gilbert Massen (Pip Torrens)
A veteran turned politician of sorts, all Lord Massen wishes for it to maintain order and the British Empire. Hence his distaste and crusade for the Touched who not just upset order, but whose very existence is an absolute threat to it.
We build homes to keep other people out and then build machines to let them all in. — Lord Massen (1.3)
We must keep control, not seem to be grasping for it. — Lord Massen (1.5)
Inspector Frank Mundi (Ben Chaplin)
A police officer who tries to adhere to his official duties, and moral compass, but with a love for drinking, which leads to violence, and a world torn between the powerful and those with powers, Frank finds doing his job increasingly a challenge.
Maladie is An absolute madwoman who, unfortunately, became one of the Touched while in the care of a mental institution. Thus, her powers derived from pain became a fascination of doctors who experimented on her until she escaped. But, rather than live a quiet life in hiding, she found a gang of other Touched and now is a suspected serial killer.
A fire wielder who is part of Maladie’s gang but ultimately is only loyal to herself. Why? Well, she wasn’t necessarily raised as much as she dug her way out of hell, so the only thing she trusts is herself and these fire powers she was gifted.