Civilians are the hapless human inhabitants of planet Earth.
The Civilians are the most common and basic enemies of Crypto, for while they are neutral to a certain extant, they are also the easiest to be killed. They appear in all the games in different varieties, classes, genders, etinicities and appearances. Other enemies attack the civilians as well, either as a punishment (such as trespassing in an Army base) or being killed on sight (usually by the Black Ninjas, the Blisk, the Nexos and the KGB).
Although most civilians are unarmed and usually just panic and run away upon seeing Crypto, there have been some civilians who will stand up and try to fight Crypto (most notably the Russian Mafia and the Farmhands).