A civilian under the laws of war is a person who is not a member of his or her country's armed forces or militias. In U.S. parlance, a civilian is also considered one not on active duty in the armed services or not on a police or firefighting force.
- For simplicity, this category also extends to characters never affiliated with any government agencies, government organizations, or criminal or terrorist groups. Where possible, characters should instead be listed under one of the subcategories below. Any characters who are included elsewhere should not be listed here as well.