Damien Richard (played by Kristopher Turner), 28. Chloe’s captor. Foreign born and educated, Damien is a disillusioned intellectual who, like the others in his group, have decided to take direct action against what they see as the global corporate takeover of western society. At university, Damien studied political science and wrote a thesis on the transaction tax and the revocation of Corporate Personhood. Shortly after graduation, he immigrated to Toronto where his radical views were not widely accepted in political circles. He believes the Western world is on the brink of economic and social collapse and only direct action against multinational corporations will bring about any kind of course correction in the downward march to destruction. Yes, he’s idealistic and a true believer. His beliefs are extreme, but he carries them for all the right reasons. He believes humanity can be saved, but only through radical change. Choosing a new way of life, living consciously in a sustainable world, respectful of the environment – this is possible in the future he’s striving to create. The deep feelings he develops for Chloe over the course of the season come as a shock to him and rock the foundation of his belief system.