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Tony Almeida

Tony Almeida

Anthony "Tony" Almeida is the main antagonist in the seventh season and the spin-off series Legacy of 24. He is a former CTU agent who worked with and became good friends with CTU's finest agent Jack Bauer.

Tony was formerly a Scout Sniper and First Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps before being honorably discharged.

He was portrayed by Carlos Bernard.

Biography

After Tony's wife, Michelle Dessler, and unborn child were killed to cover up a government conspiracy and Tony nearly being killed himself, he went rogue and took action against the people he saw responsible for the tragedies in his life.

Although he is definitely a villain, Tony is still a well-intention and tragic man, which is actually quite unusual for 24 villains. Most of them are vicious, mass murdering terrorists who do it for money, but Tony is genuinely complex and has a compelling motivation, making him one of the few anti-villains in the series (other than Cheng Zhi before he was betrayed by his government, making Tony the only withstanding anti-villain).

Also legitimately affable, Tony could be seen as an evil counterpart to Jack, as both are former U.S. military personnel (Jack in the Army while Tony in the Marines) and government agents who have gone too far, but are still deep down fighting for justice, this is especially evident when Jack himself in a later season becomes tired at his government and decides to go out his way and kill people, making him strictly a villain as well. However, Jack still cares for civilian lives along the path.

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CTU Moles
Nina Myers | Tony Almeida | Jamey Farrell | Charles Logan | Christopher Henderson
The Drazen Syndicate
Victor Drazen | Andre Drazen | Nina Myers
Gaines Crew
Ira Gaines | Mandy | Jamey Farrell
Middle-Eastern Terrorists
Habib Marwan | Ibrahim Bin-Khalid | Abu Fayed | Asim Naseri | Jadalla Bin-Khalid | Navi Araz | Kalil Hasan
The Bauer Family
Graem Bauer | Phillip Bauer
Others
Ramon Salazar | Cheng Zhi | Stephen Saunders | Benjamin Juma | Vladimir Bierko | Peter Kingsley | Michael Amador

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