Study Guide

The Girl Who Played With Fire Characters

By Stieg Larsson

Lisbeth Salander

Salander is the star of this show. Readers can't get enough of this pint-sized dynamo with a...

Mikael Blomkvist

Our reluctant detective is back! Like Salander, he's partially based on an Astrid Lindgren...

Alexander Zalachenko (Zala)

Zala is Salander's dad, and The Girl Who Played With Fire's villainous mastermind. He was...

Ronald Niedermann

Were you totally surprised to learn that Niedermann is Salander's half-brother? We were, and so...

Curt Andersson

Andersson is another police officer on Bublankski's investigation team and a good cop.

Dragan Armansky

Dragan is the CEO of Milton Security and Salander's former boss. He and Salander aren't sure what...

Greger Beckman

Greger is Erika's husband. He's an artist, an art historian, a professor, and has several...

Erika Berger

Erika is editor in chief of Millennium magazine. In Fire she's been offered a job as editor in...

Gunnar Björck

Björck is Zala's main contact in the Security Police. He's also one of the "johns" Dag plans...

Advokat Nils Erik Bjurman

Bjurman is a lawyer and Salander's guardian after Holger Palmgren has a stroke. He rapes Salander...

George Bland

George Bland is the sixteen-year-old Salander has an affair with in Grenada. The age of consent...

Sonny Bohman

Sonny is a former policeman employed at Milton Security and on the team Armansky assigns to...

Jan Bublanski

Criminal Investigator Bublanski (nicknamed Officer Bubble) is a police officer. He's...

Henry Cortez

Henry is a part-time journalist at Millennium. He's a minor character and seems like a nice guy.

Richard Ekström

Prosecutor Ekström loves publicity. He leaks information about Salander's case to the media...

Malin Eriksson

Malin is managing editor of Millennium. She works with Blomkvist on Millennium's investigations...

Hans Faste

Faste is the bad seed in Bublanski's team. He seems to despise all women, including his fellow...

Geraldine Forbes

Geraldine Forbes is the woman Salander hears being abused at night in the hotel room next to hers...

The Reverend Dr. Richard Forbes

Richard Forbes is an American who tries to murder his wife for his inheritance, but is stopped by...

Johan Fraklünd

Fraklünd is chief of Milton Security's operations unit and a former criminal inspector. He's...

Annika Blomkvist Giannini

Annika is Blomkvist's sister and an attorney. She drives Blomkvist to Dag and Mia's the night...

Ines Hammujärvi

Ines is a young woman who was forced into the sex trade. She is repeatedly raped by the...

Niklas Hedström

Hedström works at Milton Security and is assigned to the team investigating the murders of...

Jerker Holmberg

Jerker is another policeman on Bublankski's investigation team and a good cop.

Mia Johansson

Mia is a doctoral student about to defend her dissertation From Russia With Love, which explores...

Lotta Karim

Lotta is a part-time journalist at Millennium. She's a minor character in this novel and is shown...

Carl-Magnus Lundin

Lundin is president of Svavelsjö Motorcycle Club (Svavelsjö MC). He sells drugs and...

Christer Malm

Christer is Millennium's art director and designer. He's in a relationship with Arnold Magnusson.

Sonja Modig

Modig seems like a sensible detective. As the facts come out, she begins to doubt Salander's...

Sonny Nieminen

Sonny is a member of Svavelsjö Motorcycle Club (Svavelsjö MC) and partners with Lundin....

Monika Nillson

Monika is a journalist at Millennium, another minor character shown positively.

Cilla Norén and The Evil Fingers

Cilla was lead singer in the rock band the Evil Fingers, which the media and the police come to...

Karl Evert Norgren

Karl is the known sex offender who attacked Salander in the metro station a few years back. When...

Irena P.

Irena is a young woman working in the sex trade. She was interviewed by Mia Johansson for Mia's...

Holger Palmgren

Holger is Salander's first guardian. They have a positive father-daughter type relationship, and...

Harry and Atho Ranta

Harry and Atho are pimps, major players in the Swedish sex trade. Harry and Atho arrange for...

Paolo Roberto

Paolo is a real person. He's a boxer, an actor, and a politician, to name a few things, and he...

Agneta Sofia Salander

Agneta, Salander's mother, dies in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo of a massive brain hemorrhage....

Camilla Salander

Camilla is Salander's twin sister. She's hasn't been seen since their seventeenth birthday, and...

Per-Ǻke Sandström

Sandström is a journalist involved with underage prostitutes. Dag exposes him in his book...

Tony Scala

Tony is the journalist most responsible for the scandalous newspaper headlines about Salander,...

Dag Svensson

Dag is the journalist writing an exposé on the Swedish sex trade which will make public the...

Dr. Peter Teleborian

Teleborian was Salander's psychiatrist when was in St. Stephan's Hospital as a child. He's the...

Harriet Ulrika Vanger

Harriet is now part owner of Millennium magazine and is in a casual sexual relationship with...

Miriam (Mimmi) Wu

Mimmi is Salander's friend and one of her sexual partners. She's a sociology student, who works...