Temperance 'Bones' Brennan
Dr. Brennan is a brilliant scientist,
anthropologist and novelist, but she sometimes lacks empathy or
tact. Head of the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, DC, she
was raised in foster homes and has little experience with people
or pop culture. She strives for perfection and believes everyone
around her should do the same. She is an atheist but enjoys
shooting guns and helping her husband, Seeley, take down the bad
Agent Seeley Booth
Booth is a former Army sniper and is now an FBI
agent. He's divorced but has a son, Parker, whom he doesn't get
to see too often. He and Brennan were married and have a baby,
Christine. Booth is Catholic and very religious. He and Brennan
like to argue but work very well together. He had a drunken and
abusive father, and his mother left home, but he had a great
Grandpa who raised him.
Angela is not as much of a nerd as the other
"Squints" that work in the Jeffersonian, but she is both an
artist and a computer expert. She's able to use her special
program to figure out how victims looked when they were still
alive. She's got other special computer skills as well. She's
married to Hodgins, and they also have a baby, Michael. A "wild
child", her dad is a rock singer and part of a motorcycle gang.
Dr. Jack Hodgins
Jack comes from a wealthy family, but he likes
to hide that fact. He's a bit of a paranoid conspiracy theorist.
He's an expert on insects and plants. He's a bit of a geek but
married Angela after dating her for quite a while, and they had
a son. Jack lost his fortune, but he and Finn have gone into
business together, making Finn's family's hot sauce.
Cam is the head of the Jeffersonian. She has an
adopted daughter, Michelle. She has a good relationship
with all of the scientists (she's one herself) and often acts as
a mother figure with them. She used to date Booth, but now she's
dating Arastoo. An old friend stole her identity, causing her to
have massive financial problems for awhile.
He's the psychologist that helps Brennan and
Booth with cases. Although they didn't like his help at first,
now they are all great friends and respect each other's work. He
dated Daisy for a while, and they even moved in together
briefly. Like Brennan, he was in foster homes, and also his
parents worked in a circus. Like Booth, he was beaten as a
Caroline is a federal prosecutor at the U.S.
Attorney's office who's helped out Booth and Brennan on many
occasions. She's from Louisiana and has a bit of a cajun accent.
She calls people she likes "Chere". She can be very bossy but
also very sweet.
Wendell is one of the revolving interns that
came on the show after Zack left. He grew up very poor, but
since he's a great scientist, they've helped him stay on with
the Smithsonian by funding his scholarship. Wendall has cancer
but is in remission. He used to date Angela.
Clark was another one of the interns in the
show. He was the most prim and proper of all of the interns, and
the one that least wanted to talk about personal things in the
lab. He and Dr. Brennan have a friendly rivalry.
Daisy was another intern and the most annoying
of all of them because she talks a lot and has very bad social
skills. She's also brilliant and worships Brennan. She
dated Dr. Sweets for a while.
Another one of the interns, Fisher, is a
pessimist and very depressing. He goes to therapy for some help
with his dark moods. Despite his outlook, he gets a lot of
women. He's also a big scifi geek.
Max is Brennan's dad. He and her mom went on the
run when Brenann was little because they had been criminals and
gotten in trouble with the mob. They left Brennan and her
brother, Russ. Later, Max comes out of hiding but kills a
corrupt FBI agent who's out to kill Russ, and he goes to prison.
Later, he gets out and has helped Booth and Brennan a few times.
He and Brennan have had a rocky relationship, but it's better
now, and he spends time with their daughter.
When intern Arastoo first joined the team, he
spoke with a thick accent. Later, they found out that he was
American. He'd put on the accent in order to forestall questions
about his Muslim religion practices. He and Cam are dating.
She's Booth and Brennan's daughter, a normal
Finn is one of the lab assistants. He's only 18
when he joins the Squints; he's from the South and has a past.
He was arrested for stabbing his step-father, who abused his
mother. He dated Cam's daughter, Michelle, until she broke
up with him. He and Hodgins have started a successful business
selling his grandmother's hot sauce.
Michelle is Cam's adopted daughter. Cam used to
live with Michelle's father, but they broke up, and later he was
found dead. She took Michelle in when she was a teen. Cam had to
deal with the many teenage girl problems. Michelle dated Finn
for a while, but now she's awat in college.
Zack was part of the original Jeffersonian team
for the first 3 seasons of the show, but then he was found to
have helped a murderer and went to a psychiatric prison.
Zack is very smart and quite a geek. He was also very good
friends with Hodgins.
Mr. Nigel-Murray was British and was one of the
interns for a long while until he was murdered by sniper
Broadsky. He liked to recite interesting facts (trivia) during
cases. He once won a million dollars on "Jeopardy!" and then
used it to travel around the world.
Pelant was a villain in seasons 7-9. He was a
brilliant hacker and serial killer. After the team put him away,
he went after each of them, trying to destroy their lives. He
framed Brennan for murder, so she had to go on the run with
Christine. Eventually, they caught him and killed him.
She was Booth's girlfriend in season 6. She was
a journalist that he had met in Afghanistan. After she moves to
DC, Booth proposes to her, but she turns him down, since she
doesn't believe in marriage. He's relieved, since he still has
feelings for Brennan.