- Study Questions
- Lisbeth Salander
- Mikael Blomkvist
- Erika Berger
- Annika Giannini
- Dragan Armansky
- Advokat Nils Erik Bjurman
- Magnus Borgsjö
- Torsten Edklinth
- Prosecutor Richard Ekström
- Hans Faste
- Monica Figuerola
- Peter Fredriksson
- Idris Ghidi
- The Hacker Republic
- Dr. Anders Jonasson
- Anita Kaspersson
- Suzanne Linder
- Millennium Magazine
- Sonja Modig, Jan Bublanski, Jerker Holmberg, and Curt Andersson
- Ronald Niedermann
- Advokat Holger Palmgren
- Camilla Salander
- The Section
- Jeremy MacMillan Stuart
- Svavelsjö MC (Motorcycle Club)
- Dr. Peter Teleborian
- Miriam (Mimmi) Wu
- Alexander Zalachenko
- Best of the Web
Meet the Cast
Are You There, Sweden? It's Me, Salander"She's been described as psychotic, and as a mentally ill lesbian mass murderer. […] Lisbeth Salander is not psychotic. She's probably as sane as you or I....
Blomkvist's friends agree – the ace journalist and rockstar-famous author is "busy planning some sort of mischief, which he [is] famous for doing" (10.70) and is "up to […] funny business" (11....
The sultry and sophisticated editor in chief of Millennium magazine gets a lot more action in this novel, and we don't just mean of the romantic kind. Sure she gets a little love from Blomkvist, bu...
Giannini is Blomkvist's sister and Salander's lawyer. She completely rocks for the whole book. She's a women's rights lawyer and doesn't, at first, feel qualified to represent Salander. But, not o...
Armansky is CEO of Milton Security, where Salander worked as a private investigator. In this book, he proves himself a friend to Salander. Finally, he's sure about who she is and what has happened...
Advokat Nils Erik Bjurman
Bjurman is one of the main villains of Tattoo and Fire. He was Salander's guardian and he brutally raped her. We say "was" because he's dead now. He actually dies in Fire. But his name comes up qui...
Borgsjö is Berger's boss at SMP. When a Millennium researcher finds that he's involved in a company that uses child labor to make toilets, Berger is put in a difficult position. When Borgsjö show...
Torsten Edklinth is director of the Constitution Protection Unit (the Unit) of the Secret Police. The Unit makes sure people's constitutional rights aren't violated. They focus on anarchists, neo-N...
Prosecutor Richard Ekström
Ekström is the Swedish prosecutor who wants to see Salander locked up for life. He believes everything bad ever said about her. In this book, he becomes a pawn in the Section's game, defending Te...
Hans Faste is with the Stockholm Police. He is not a friend of Salander and is behind many of the false media rumors about her.
Figuerola is seriously a Wonder-Woman type. Her favorite hobbies: working out and sex. What she reads: books about ancient religions. What she does for a living: protect people's rights (including...
Fredriksson works at SMP and helps Berger a lot… or so she thinks. While he's pretending to be her friend, he's really being her stalker. Turns out, he went to high school with her and is miffed...
Ghidi works at Sahlgrenska hospital. Blomkvist hires him to recharge the hidden cell phone that's giving Salander access to the Internet from her Palm Tungsten T3.
The Hacker Republic
Salander is a member of the Hacker Republic, and elite group of world-class hackers. Members we encounter in this book are Plague, Trinity, and Bob the Dog. They are important because they are tota...
Dr. Anders Jonasson
Dr. Jonasson is an ER doctor at Sahlgrenska hospital. He literally saves Salander's life by removing a bullet from her brain. He also makes sure she's as safe and as comfy as possible during her st...
Anita is the poor woman kidnapped by Ronald Niedermann. Amazingly, he lets her go and she lives to tell the story.
Linder works for Milton Security. She acts as Erika Berger's bodyguard when Erika's house is broken into by a stalker. When Linder learns the identity of Berger's stalker, she totally takes him dow...
Millennium, a news magazine, is the brainchild of Blomkvist and Erika Berger. Millennium staff members Malin Eriksson, Henry Cortez, Lotta Karim, and Monika Nilsson all work hard to help Team Salan...
Sonja Modig, Jan Bublanski, Jerker Holmberg, and Curt Andersson
These are members of the Stockholm Police. They were involved in the original investigation of Salander in Fire after she becomes a suspect in the murders of journalist Dag Svensson and Mia Johanss...
Niedermann is Zalachenko's son and Salander's half-brother. He's a foil for Salander in many ways. They are diametrically opposed in size, shape, and skill, but are similar in that they both have q...
Advokat Holger Palmgren
Palmgren is Salander's ex-guardian and close friend. He is definitely part of Team Salander. He testifies persuasively at her trial and provides evidence that another doctor at St. Stefan's tried t...
Camilla is Salander's twin sister. Though she is mentioned in the novels, she never makes an appearance. We really want to know what she's all about. She is definitely a potential Salander enemy, a...
The Section is a secret organization within the Secret Police (Säpo). Blomkvist calls the Section "the Zalachenko club" at first, because it seems devoted to the protection of Zalachenko and his s...
Jeremy MacMillan Stuart
Stuart is Salander's lawyer in Gibraltar. He's the guy who takes care of the millions of dollars Salander stole from Hans-Erik Wennerström in The Girl Who Played With Fire.
Svavelsjö MC (Motorcycle Club)
This is a gang of bikers that was tangled up with Zalachenko and Niedermann. They are involved in dealing drugs and in the sex trade. At the end of the novel, most of the club is either dead, or un...
Dr. Peter Teleborian
Teleborian is one of the nastiest villains we've ever encountered. We know that he's in cahoots with the Section to keep Salander quiet, but then we learn something new about him when Salander and...
Miriam (Mimmi) Wu
Mimmi is Salander's friend and sometimes lover. Mimmi spends most of this book in Paris, which is where she's going to school and where her parents live. We see her only briefly when Salander visit...
Zalachenko is Salander's very bad dad, now in his seventies. He checks out early in the novel, just as we're getting to know him. Actually we know enough. He's an ex-Russian spy who defected to Swe...