Every Fast And Furious Character Who May (Or May Not) Be Dead After Fast X

Contains spoilers for "Fast X"

"Fast X" doesn't exactly end with an "Avengers: Infinity War" snap, but it does leave the fates of quite a few characters up in the air as the credits roll. The movie makes good on its promise of being the first of two parts, delivering the first big cliffhanger in the history of the series. Unfortunately for fans, it will take another couple of years before we find out what happens to the Toretto crew.

Director Louis Leterrier teased some big casualties prior to the film's release. "That's the beauty of arriving near the end of this franchise: I don't have to go, 'Oh, well, these characters will live forever,'" he told Total Film. "No. They might not, because it's the end. Only in Westerns do cowboys gallop out into the sunset. This is definitely different. It allowed me some freedom to raise the stakes even more than they've been raised before."

Now that "Fast X" is out, we see what Leterrier meant. Lots of characters seem to meet their end in the film's final act. However, this is still "Fast and Furious," so it's impossible to say whether or not anyone is truly gone for good. The franchise has a habit of bringing folks back from the dead, and it does just that in the final scene of "Fast X." So let's look over all of the "Fast and Furious" characters who may (or may not) be dead going into "Fast and Furious 11."

Jakob Toretto

Out of all the characters who meet grisly fates at the end of "Fast X," Jakob Toretto (John Cena) seems the most likely to actually stay dead. For starters, he's a relatively recent addition to the franchise, having only debuted in the last entry, "F9." That makes him a bit more expendable, even though he is a Toretto.

Secondly, Jakob's whole arc in "Fast X" seems to set him up for the noble sacrifice he makes at the end. His uncle-nephew road trip with Little Brian (Leo Abelo Perry) is the most grounded and emotionally resonant storyline in the movie. After seeing Jakob only as a vindictive killer in "F9," we get to watch his lighter, goofier side. He does a commendable job keeping Brian's spirits up during terrifying circumstances, and he keeps his promise to Dom (Vin Diesel) by protecting him at all costs.

Lastly, a sacrifice from Jakob would make his whole character a bit easier to swallow. While he does come back around to the side of good by the end of "F9," he never really redeems himself for the many violent and evil things he's done. Killing him off in a heroic way makes it easier for the series to grapple with that conundrum (by simply ignoring it). So while explosions have rarely been fatal in the "Fast and Furious" movies, Jakob's bomb-car maneuver seems like it may indeed be the last we see of him.

Han Lue

Right before the end of "Fast X," Dante Reyes (Jason Momoa) has Aimes (Alan Ritchson) shoot down the plane that's carrying Han (Sung Kang), Tej (Ludacris), Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel), and Roman (Tyrese Gibson). It's a stunning twist after Aimes appears to ally himself with Dom, unless you've seen any of the other half-dozen "Fast and Furious" movies where the benevolent side character turns out to be secretly evil.

Anyway, Aimes blasts one of the plane's engines with a missile launcher, sending it spiraling into the side of a mountain. We see a giant explosion, but there's no shot of the interior as the plane goes down. So what are the odds that any of these characters are actually dead?

Well, at the very least, Han's probably safe. The franchise already spent like five movies killing him, retconning who killed him, and then bringing him back from the dead. Taking him out now, offscreen, seems highly unlikely after all the work put in to resurrect him. Plus, "Fast X" ends with Gisele Yashar (Gal Gadot), the love of Han's life, rising from the grave herself. There's no way the films would kill him off before he has a chance to reunite with her. But since he is on the plane, we technically don't know whether he makes it or not.

Roman Pearce

Also on the plane that Aimes shoots down at the end of "Fast X" is Roman Pearce, the de facto funny man of the Toretto crew since his debut in "2 Fast 2 Furious." Roman's "Fast X" arc is all about leadership, as he struggles to assert himself as more than just a comic relief character. He and Tej have a nice little moment of brotherly love on the plane before they enter the fray, and that's really the last we see of either of them.

So is Roman dead? Probably not. If Vin Diesel and the writers wanted to kill somebody on the plane, it probably wouldn't be the class clown. That's just too sad! Roman is far from the most essential member of the gang, but he's been part of the franchise since the second movie, and he's way too beloved to kill off so unceremoniously. In all likelihood, he'll be fine.

However, it wouldn't be outside the realm of possibility for him to make a big sacrifice to save his friends at the start of "Fast and Furious 11." Such an act would mesh well with his leadership arc in "Fast X," and it would kick off the next movie with some heavy stakes.

Tej Parker

As part of the crew that goes to London in "Fast X," Tej is also on the plane when Aimes sends it hurtling into a mountain. But is he dead?

As was true for Roman, the answer is probably no. While killing off characters to raise the stakes is natural at the end of a long franchise, killing either half of the classic "Fast and Furious" comedy duo would be just too tragic for such a silly series. In fact, it seems more likely that Tej would be the one to save himself and the others by figuring out some high-tech way to escape the explosion. Given that Ramsey is there with him too, there's a good chance they could figure something out.

For now, though, Tej's fate remains unclear. Like Roman, he's been a part of the franchise since his debut in "2 Fast 2 Furious," and it's hard to imagine the movies without him at this point.


Last but least on the doomed plane during the "Fast X" finale is Ramsey. From one angle, she could be seen as the most expendable member of the foursome, as she's been a "Fast and Furious" team member for the least amount of time. Ramsey first pops up in "Furious 7" as the creator of God's Eye, the all-seeing computer program that can hack into any camera on Earth. God's Eye plays a pretty major role in the plot of "Fast X," and Ramsey even gets to show a bit of remorse for how her invention is being used.

Now time for the million-dollar question: Is she dead? Like the others on the plane, maybe, but probably not. Though she is the most recent addition to the series who's also part of the crash, she's too established to be relegated to an off-camera death. The whole franchise has also made a point in recent years of developing its female characters more thoroughly and balancing the gender scales in the cast. Letty (and now Gisele) came back from the dead, Mia returned in "F9," and "Fast X" even introduces Isabel (Daniela Melchior), sister of the late Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky).

That doesn't mean that the series still couldn't kill a woman like Ramsey, but her death doesn't seem like the kind that would really play well into the story of "Fast 11."


One of the early casualties in "Fast X" is Diogo (Luis Da Silva), a Rio-based street racer who befriended Dom back in "Fast Five." When Dom returns to Rio looking for Dante Reyes, Diogo is there to help him out. He even pulls a gun on Dante when the two confront one another, showing just how many folks around the globe are loyal to the Toretto crew.

Sadly, Diogo appears to die at Dante's hands during their ensuing street race. The villain attaches bombs to the bottoms of both Diogo and Isabel's cars, and he detonates them both during the drag. Diogo's car goes up in flames first, and he seems to die instantly, as Dom doesn't stop to help him out as he does with Isabel. The question remains, though: If Isable survived her explosion, why couldn't Diogo have as well?

There's no real narrative reason to bring Diogo back in the next movie, as returning to Rio in back-to-back entries feels a bit much. But it's also true that explosions rarely ever kill anyone in "Fast and Furious," so Diogo could absolutely still be alive and kicking down in Brazil.

Mr. Nobody

Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell) doesn't show up at all in "Fast X." That's probably because, as of "F9," he's dead. But his shadow looms large over the events of "Fast X," prompting questions as to whether or not he's actually gone for good.

The former head of the secret international organization known simply as "The Agency," Mr. Nobody was supposedly killed at the beginning of "F9" when his plane was attacked by Jakob Toretto. In "Fast X," his absence is felt severely when Aimes takes over the Agency and decides to go after Dom and the crew. It's later revealed that Aimes has been in cahoots with Dante Reyes for a decade, though the exact nature of their association has yet to be revealed. "Fast X" also introduces Mr. Nobody's daughter, Tess (Brie Larson), who sides with Dom and fights against the Agency from the inside.

You'd think that if Mr. Nobody truly were still alive, he'd come back to stop all the chaos happening at his old job. However, there's one line in "Fast X" that suggests he might just be in hiding. While meeting with Dom in Naples, Tess refers to her father as "missing," with a curious pause before saying the word. Does she know something we don't? Could Kurt Russell return before the "Fast" saga is over? It seems more than likely.

Elena Neves

Elena Neves plays a curious role in the "Fast and Furious" franchise. She's a supporting protagonist in "Fast Five" and "Fast and Furious 6," a temporary love interest for Dom while Letty is "dead," and then a point of leverage in "The Fate of the Furious" after it's revealed that she had Dom's baby. Elena dies in "Fate" at the command of Cipher (Charlize Theron), but she continues to play an important role in "Fast X." Her sister Isabel becomes embroiled in Dante's plot after Dom travels back to Rio, and she'll likely return in "Fast and Furious 11."

But what about Elena? Is she really dead, or is there some chance that, like Letty, Han, and now Gisele, she could be "resurrected"? You'd think that she would have done whatever she could to get back to her son if she were alive, right? Well, yes, but there are some clues in "Fast X" that she might, might, be coming back.

In addition to introducing Isabel, who makes Elena central to the story again, "Fast X" starts what seems to be the slow process of redeeming Cipher. At the very least, it makes her a little less evil and a little more helpful. That doesn't necessarily mean that she'll become part of the family, but her redemption would definitely be a lot easier to swallow if her greatest crime turned out to be a lie.

Dominic Toretto

At the end of "Fast X," Dominic Toretto and his son are stuck at the bottom of a dam, drenched and seemingly helpless as Dante prepares to demolish it. The ensuing deluge would surely kill a normal human, but this is Dom we're talking about. This is Vin Diesel.

There would seem to be no way that Dom could possibly escape the flood. His car is out of commission following his vertical drag race down the face of the dam, and his feet couldn't possibly carry him fast enough to get away in time. So what's he going to do? Maybe he could throw Little Brian on his back and scamper up the nearby cliff face. Or maybe one of his buddies on the plane Aimes shot down will soar in on a rocket-powered parachute and scoop them to safety. Anything is possible in the world of "Fast and Furious," so there are a multitude of ways that Dom could make it out. We'll have to wait until the next movie to see exactly how he does it.

What seems more certain is simply the fact that he will get away. It's definitely within the realm of possibility that Dom could die by the end of the "Fast" saga, making some sacrifice à la Iron Man in "Avengers: Endgame." But killing him off at the very beginning of "Fast and Furious 11?" That seems like a bridge too far.

Little Brian

Stranded with his father at the bottom of the dam as "Fast X" ends is Little Brian. B has quite the ride through the movie, surviving a home invasion by Agency goons, attacks aboard a commercial airliner, skydiving, rocket-car chases, and a wild leap from Dante's car into his dad's arms. But is his journey over now that a wall of pent-up water is about to plummet onto him?

Well, possibly. But, come on, this is "Fast and Furious." Would Universal Studios really kill a kid at the climax of the franchise? And not just any kid, but Dominic Toretto's only son? It would be a wild twist, and definitely a way to make audiences perk up and pay attention, but no, that just doesn't seem likely.

The odds are better that Dom would sacrifice himself to save his son sometime in "Fast and Furious 11." Even then, though, doing it at the beginning of the movie would be pretty daring and weird. At this point, Little Brian has endured being kidnapped by Cipher, having his mom killed before his very eyes, and a firefight through the aisles of the cyber-terrorist's spy plane — and that's before "Fast X" even begins. He's tough, just like his dad, and his story is only just beginning. If Universal ever wants to spin Little B off into his own sequel series (it's more likely than you think), the studio wouldn't dare kill him in a dam collapse.

Hernan Reyes

Okay, this one is a bit of a stretch. Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida) gets shot in the head by Luke Hobbs at the end of "Fast Five." Not only is it a visible, palpable kill, but it's the entire setup for Dante's vendetta against Dom and the crew. There should be no doubt as to whether or not Hernan is still alive. But this is "Fast and Furious," where no death should ever be believed 100%.

Let's say, just for the sake of argument, that Hernan is still alive. It could actually fit quite nicely with what Dante does in "Fast X." We know that he's a trickster. He shows it numerous times throughout the movie, including at the end when it's revealed that Aimes has been working for him the whole time. What if his revenge quest is actually a ruse for what's really happening?

In the "Fast Five" flashback sequence that kicks off the film, Hernan tells Dante that he has a plan to make their family richer and more powerful than ever. Apparently, Aimes has something to do with that scheme, though we don't yet know how. Why would Dante wait a full decade to track Dom and Hobbs down? Maybe it's because his father is still alive and they were scheming in the shadows until the right moment presented itself.

Hernan Reyes is almost surely dead. But Joaquim de Almeida came back for "Fast X," so what's to stop him from returning again in the next film?


And now, something completely different.

Jesse (Chad Lindberg) died in 2001. He was shot to death by Johnny Tran (Rick Yune) and Lance Nguyen (Reggie Lee) in "The Fast and the Furious," right in front of the Toretto house — or at least, that's what they want you to think.

If the core "Fast and Furious" saga truly is ending, what better way to tie everything together than bringing Jesse back? He's the first major character to die in the series, which makes him more deserving than anyone of the now-famous "Fast" resurrection treatment. He could even be the one to save Dom and Little B from the dam, or Roman, Ramsey, and the others on the plane.

Ridiculous? Sure. But in this franchise, it's not outside the realm of possibility. Just imagine Jesse, the original computer genius before Tej or Ramsey ever entered the picture, working on God's Eye modifications, or space cars, or hacking into the Agency's mainframe. Picture him in the climax of the next movie still driving his beat-up Volkswagen Jetta.

Wishful thinking? Surely. But again, completely feasible given what this franchise has done in the past. It just brought Gisele back — the latest in a long string of returns that includes Han and Letty. Jesse could be the next (and possibly last) link in that death-defying chain. What a joy it would be for fans who've followed the movies since the first one to see him ride back into action after 24 years away.