Study Guide

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Characters

By Stieg Larsson

Lisbeth Salander

"She's been described as psychotic, and as a mentally ill lesbian mass murderer. […]...

Mikael Blomkvist

Blomkvist's friends agree – the ace journalist and rockstar-famous author is "busy planning...

Erika Berger

The sultry and sophisticated editor in chief of Millennium magazine gets a lot more action in...

Annika Giannini

Giannini is Blomkvist's sister and Salander's lawyer. She completely rocks for the whole book....

Dragan Armansky

Armansky is CEO of Milton Security, where Salander worked as a private investigator. In this...

Advokat Nils Erik Bjurman

Bjurman is one of the main villains of Tattoo and Fire. He was Salander's guardian and he...

Magnus Borgsjö

Borgsjö is Berger's boss at SMP. When a Millennium researcher finds that he's involved in a...

Torsten Edklinth

Torsten Edklinth is director of the Constitution Protection Unit (the Unit) of the Secret Police....

Prosecutor Richard Ekström

Ekström is the Swedish prosecutor who wants to see Salander locked up for life. He believes...

Hans Faste

Hans Faste is with the Stockholm Police. He is not a friend of Salander and is behind many of the...

Monica Figuerola

Figuerola is seriously a Wonder-Woman type. Her favorite hobbies: working out and sex. What she...

Peter Fredriksson

Fredriksson works at SMP and helps Berger a lot… or so she thinks. While he's pretending...

Idris Ghidi

Ghidi works at Sahlgrenska hospital. Blomkvist hires him to recharge the hidden cell phone that's...

The Hacker Republic

Salander is a member of the Hacker Republic, and elite group of world-class hackers. Members we...

Dr. Anders Jonasson

Dr. Jonasson is an ER doctor at Sahlgrenska hospital. He literally saves Salander's life by...

Anita Kaspersson

Anita is the poor woman kidnapped by Ronald Niedermann. Amazingly, he lets her go and she lives...

Suzanne Linder

Linder works for Milton Security. She acts as Erika Berger's bodyguard when Erika's house is...

Millennium Magazine

Millennium, a news magazine, is the brainchild of Blomkvist and Erika Berger. Millennium staff...

Sonja Modig, Jan Bublanski, Jerker Holmberg, and Curt Andersson

These are members of the Stockholm Police. They were involved in the original investigation of...

Ronald Niedermann

Niedermann is Zalachenko's son and Salander's half-brother. He's a foil for Salander in many...

Advokat Holger Palmgren

Palmgren is Salander's ex-guardian and close friend. He is definitely part of Team Salander. He...

Camilla Salander

Camilla is Salander's twin sister. Though she is mentioned in the novels, she never makes an...

The Section

The Section is a secret organization within the Secret Police (Säpo). Blomkvist calls the...

Jeremy MacMillan Stuart

Stuart is Salander's lawyer in Gibraltar. He's the guy who takes care of the millions of dollars...

Svavelsjö MC (Motorcycle Club)

This is a gang of bikers that was tangled up with Zalachenko and Niedermann. They are involved in...

Dr. Peter Teleborian

Teleborian is one of the nastiest villains we've ever encountered. We know that he's in cahoots...

Miriam (Mimmi) Wu

Mimmi is Salander's friend and sometimes lover. Mimmi spends most of this book in Paris, which is...

Alexander Zalachenko

Zalachenko is Salander's very bad dad, now in his seventies. He checks out early in the novel,...