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* Characters/CloudAtlasThePacificJournalOfAdamEwing
* Characters/CloudAtlasLettersFromZedelghem
* Characters/CloudAtlasHalfLivesTheFirstLuisaReyMystery
* Characters/CloudAtlasTheGhastlyOrdealOfTimothyCavendish
* Characters/CloudAtlasAnOrisonOfSonmi451

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* Characters/CloudAtlasThePacificJournalOfAdamEwing
[[Characters/CloudAtlasThePacificJournalOfAdamEwing The Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing]]
* Characters/CloudAtlasLettersFromZedelghem
[[Characters/CloudAtlasLettersFromZedelghem Letters from Zedelghem]]
* Characters/CloudAtlasHalfLivesTheFirstLuisaReyMystery
[[Characters/CloudAtlasHalfLivesTheFirstLuisaReyMystery Half-Lives: The First Luisa Rey Mystery]]
* Characters/CloudAtlasTheGhastlyOrdealOfTimothyCavendish
[[Characters/CloudAtlasTheGhastlyOrdealOfTimothyCavendish The Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish]]
* Characters/CloudAtlasAnOrisonOfSonmi451[[Characters/CloudAtlasAnOrisonOfSonmi451 An Orison of Sonmi-451]]
31st Dec '14 3:01:43 AM unclejack
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[[folder:Half-Lives: (1975)]]


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[[folder:The Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish (2012)]]

!!Timothy Cavendish
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Cavendish_Timothy_5759.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I will not be subjected to criminal abuse!"'']]
->'''Played By''': Jim Broadbent

A quirky English publisher, who unknowingly gets himself checked into an Old Folk's Home when on the run from the brothers of a gangster author to whom he owes money.

* BadLiar: When attempting to pay back the Hoggins family, he's shown to be one of these in his troubles.
--> '''Timothy Cavendish''': ''You heard correctly, Charles Dickens own, original, authentic writing for sixty thousand pounds. I think that's very fair.''
--> '''Other Voice over the phone''': ''But our records indicate that the desk is already accounted for by the Dickens House museum.''
--> '''Timothy Cavendish''': ''Okay. What about uh...Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's desk?''
--> [the line clicks dead]
* BowtiesAreCool: Continuously wears them throughout the film.
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: Although the book leaves it unclear as to whether he has the comet or not. Georgette called it "Timbo's Turd", and Cavendish didn't regard it as a comet, but as he is saying this while deliberately dismissing the concept of reincarnations, it's possible he willfully denies it.
* DeadpanSnarker: He always has a sarcastic quip or two at hand.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's quite politically incorrect, although most of his jerkish nature is left out of the film.
%% JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* TheLancer: Serves as one during the escape of Aurora House.
* LargeHam: He does things with flamboyance and over-the-topness.
%%LovableCoward
* MeanBrit: Even though he gets much nicer towards the end.
%%NerdGlasses
* NobleBigot: Not present in the film, and Cavendish is clearly unaware of it, but he's quite racist, sexist, classist, and xenophobic, and clearly expects the reader to agree. For example, he considers "reasonable woman" to be an oxymoron.
* OhCrap: He does a ''perfectly'' deadpan version of this when he and his compatriots can't find the keys to drive off from Aurora House.
-->'''Cavendish''': ''We're done for.''
* PluckyComicRelief: His whole storyline serves as this, and the book version is quite a bit more lighthearted when colored through Cavendish's voice than the film, which seems to almost be setting up for a horror/thriller--although there are notably more horrific things happening in the book, such as [[spoiler:Noakes' drugging Cavendish to dementia and blaming it on a stroke.]]
* YourCheatingHeart: Had an affair with Denholme's wife Georgette.

!!Denholme Cavendish
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Denholme_Cavendish_4416.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"You can't believe what people will pay to lockup their parents."'']]
->'''Played By''': Creator/HughGrant

Timothy's much wealthier brother and the person who gets Timothy locked up in the retirement house.

* DeadpanSnarker: He's very snarky towards his brother.
* {{Jerkass}}: Just look at what he does to his brother. He's also well aware that Noakes is free with physically hitting the residents and does nothing about it.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Film only--in the book, he dies an ignominious death and it's left up to question whether Denholme was going to leave his brother in the home forever.]]
%%MeanBrit
* PlayingGertrude: Hugh Grant is playing someone much older than he is.
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!!Georgette
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Georgette_4223.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Creator/BenWhishaw

Denholme's younger wife.

* CrosscastRole: She's played by the male Ben Whishaw.
* YourCheatingHeart: With Timothy.
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!!Nurse Noakes
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Nurse_Noakes_2927.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I am Nurse Noakes. You do not wish to cross me!"'']]
->'''Played By''': Creator/HugoWeaving

A brutish nurse at the Old Folk's Home.

* {{Badass}}: She actually manages to hold her own in the pub fight [[spoiler: until Highlander drops a barrel on her head.]]
* BattleaxeNurse: She's very brutish and harsh, and in the book [[spoiler: drugs Timothy until he gets a stroke]].
* BlondesAreEvil: She's TheBrute and very blonde.
* TheBrute: For the nursing home.
* CreepyMonotone: She always speaks in a very flat tone, which is off-putting.
* CrosscastRole: She's HugoWeaving in drag.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first thing we see of her is digging through Cavendish's stuff, then smacking the shit out of him while boasting that she is a nasty bitch.
* {{Expy}}: Of Nurse Ratched, whom she's directly compared to in the book.
* {{Jerkass}}: Oh yeah. She's very mean to the patients, for starters.
* LargeAndInCharge: She's an intimidatingly large lady.
* TranquilFury: She's always like this. Perfect example when she finds Cavendish's escape group hiding out at a bar.
--> '''Nurse Noakes''': ''Ohhh....You are going to be sorry in ways you cannot even imagine!''

!!Dermot "Dusty" Hoggins
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Dermot_Hoggins_2037.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Now that's an ending that is flat and inane beyond belief!"'']]
->'''Played By''': Creator/TomHanks

A psychotic English criminal-turned-author, who wants the money Cavendish earned through Hoggins' novel ''Knuckle Sandwich''.

* AxCrazy: He [[spoiler: kills a man for giving him a bad review]].
%%BaldOfEvil
%%BeardOfEvil
* DisproportionateRetribution: Get a bad review? [[spoiler:Murder the critic.]]
* DistractedByTheSexy: Briefly. When he sees the Indian Woman (Halle Berry) in the bar, his attention is focused on her rather than what Cavendish is saying. [[spoiler: A nice little hint to when Hoggins and The Woman meet again as Zachry and Meronym.]]
%%EvilBrit
%%[[GoodScarsEvilScars Evil Scars]]
* HotBlooded: He's very eager and loud-mouthed, and [[spoiler: flings a man off the top of a building]] for an extremely petty reason.
%%{{Jerkass}}
* KnuckleTattoos: Has them, alluding to his criminal.
* LargeHam: ''I don't care what happens when I'm dead; I want people to buy me book '''NOW'''''!
* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: In-universe. See VillainWithGoodPublicity.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: And in spite of Timothy's ''Moby Dick'' analogy, Dermot doesn't give a ''[[SirSwearsALot fuck]]'' about what happens when he's dead.
* SirSwearsALot: Count how many times he swears in his scenes. You might lose track.
** Between this and his murder of the critic, he's probably the reason why the film got a 15 rating (he's even mentioned on the DVD with his CountryMatters noted as "strong language, once very strong").
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: His book starts selling like hotcakes after [[spoiler: killing the critic]] and Hoggins becomes a "cult hero" by the public. Doesn't stop it from putting his ass in prison, though.

!!Mr. Meeks
[[quoteright:204:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cloud_atlasMrMeeks_1412.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:204:''"I know! I know!"'']]

->'''Played By''': Robert Fyfe

One of the "inmates" at Aurora House, and a member of Cavendish's escape party who seems unable to say anything apart from "I know".

* CatchPhrase: "I know! I know!"
* CloudCuckooLander: Only being able to say "I know, I know!" is only the tip of the iceberg.
* EleventhHourRanger: See OOCIsSeriousBusiness.
* TheLoad: In the escape of Aurora House.[[spoiler:At First.]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: [[spoiler: When Cavendish is making a run for it, Mr. Meeks says "Don't leave me here!" Cavendish gives a look bewilderment after hearing him saying more than what he usually says.]]
** Later, [[spoiler: at the bar, he yells at the top of his lungs to all the patrons in the bar for help against Nurse Noakes and the owners of the car. They happily oblige.]]
* NiceHat: Wears one.
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!!Veronica
[[quoteright:132:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CAVeronica_5480.jpg]]

->'''Played By''': Amanda Walker

An "inmate" at Aurora House and a member of Cavendish's escape party.

%%TheChick
%%CoolOldLady
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only woman among the four escapees.
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!!Ernie
[[quoteright:170:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CAErnie_380.jpg]]

->'''Played By''': Ralph Riach

An inmate at Aurora House, and a member of Cavendish's escape party.

%%[[BaldOfAwesome Balding of Awesome]]
%%CoolOldGuy
* GrumpyOldMan: In the book, he's quite surly and stubborn, but ultimately goodhearted.
* TheHero: Though he also doubles as TheSmartGuy in the escape.
* NiceHat: Wears a cap during and after the escape.
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!!Highlander
[[quoteright:291:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CA-TT-11859r_5853.jpg]]

->'''Played By''': Jim Sturgess

The leader of the angry Scotsmen in the pub where Cavendish and his escape party make a stop.

* BadassBoast: When [[spoiler: Mr. Meeks expalins his need for help against Nurse Noakes]], he gives us this.
--> '''Highlander''': ''Alright pal....We won't let ya down.''
* BerserkButton: The English.
* DeusExMachina: He helps defeat [[spoiler: Nurse Noakes]] in the massive brawl.
* HotBlooded: He's very eager to pick a fight.
* ViolentGlaswegian: Directly appealed to as such, in fact, which works in saving the day.

!!Mozza, Jarvis & Eddie Hoggins
->'''Played By''': Niall Grieg Fulton, Louis Dempsey & Martin Docherty

Dermot's vicious brothers who come to Cavendish's home to collect their money.

%%AxCrazy
%%MeanBrit
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the film, we never know if they got their money back or not.

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[[folder:An Orison of Sonmi~451 (2144)]]

!!Sonmi~451
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Sonmi-451_1137.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"...from womb to tomb, our lives are not our own..."'']]
->'''Played By''': Bae Doona

A fabricant who is rescued from her slave-like duties at a fast food joint by a member of a futuristic rebel alliance.

* ArtificialHuman: She's a clone.
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: Beneath her collar in the book--its reveal is symbolic of her freedom.
* ClonesArePeopleToo: In her words, "We are all purebloods."
* DoomedMoralVictor: But she knew and accepted this all along.
* ExpendableClone: For the Corpocracy.
* ExplosiveLeash: Her SlaveCollar.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: She's very calm and dignified even before her execution.
* ImportantHaircut: In the film, cutting off the colored streak in her hair that identified her as a Fabricant.
* InspirationalMartyr: Ultimately what the Union wanted her to become.
* MessianicArchetype: She is worshipped as a god by Zachry's people.
* MulticoloredHair: All fabricants have a brightly-colored streak in their hair.
* GoOutWithASmile: And a tearful one at that.
* ShesGotLegs: Even after she leaves Papa Songs's, Sonmi still wore outfits that showed off her legs.
* SciFiBobHaircut: The futuristic kind, as well as an important distinguishing feature for her idols in the book, allowing Zachry to recognize her in the orison instantly.
* TheStoic: Becomes progressively less stoic as her relationship with Hae-Joo grows, but culminates in her wryness with the Archivist that completely contrasts her earlier passivity with consumers.
** It is mentioned in the novel that fabricants cannot visually express emotion very well, but still have emotions.
* TearfulSmile: A couple of times, especially when she [[spoiler: meets her end.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Starting off as a meek waitress to becoming a symbol of a rebellion most certainly counts.

!!Hae-Joo Im
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Chang_Hae-Joo_7308.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"This is what we have been waiting for."'']]
->'''Played By''': Jim Sturgess

A high-ranking member of the rebel alliance known as 'Union' who rescues Sonmi~451.

* AdaptationNameChange: His surname is Chang in the film.
* AdaptationalHeroism: [[spoiler: In the book, he's ultimately part of the corporate conspiracy. Not so in the movie.]]
* {{Badass}}: Easily the biggest example in the movie, it's hard not to be very impressed by his feats especially in a film that is mostly framed around dialogue and human emotion. It's therefore not surprising that much of his stunts make up a disproprotionate amount of the trailers.
** BadassLongcoat
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's very approachable and friendly, but easily the most badass character in the film.
* BigDamnHeroes: See DisneyDeath.
* CommandingCoolness: After he saves the two of them from being arrested from Unanimity soldiers, he tells Sonmi his rank in The Union.
* CompositeCharacter: In the film, the character is a combination of Im and Chang.
* DarkIsNotEvil: He's always wearing black in the film.
* DiesWideOpen: His death.
* DisneyDeath: At first, Sonmi thinks he died after he fell of a bridge he made for the two of them. Later, he shows up to save her from being executed. [[spoiler:Not so much during Sonmi's speech, though.]]
* {{Expy}}: His appearance and combat skills owe more than a little to [[Film/TheMatrix Neo]]. This may well be intentional, as the Wachowskis also directed that one.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Chang is very friendly and helpful, but if you fight him, don't expect him to go down easily.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: While Sonmi gives her speech to the world, he and what appears to be the rest of the Union give their lives to make sure it gets across.]]
%%NiceGuy
* LaResistance: A high-ranking member of a rebel alliance.
* OneManArmy: The amount of enemies this guy can take on at once!
* ReincarnationRomance: Hinted at in the film, in which the same characters who play [[HappilyMarried Adam and Tilda Ewing]], as well as Megan's parents, play Hae-Joo and Sonmi.
* RescueRomance: In the film, with Sonmi, whom he rescues from Papa Song's.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: [[{{Badass}} While defending Sonmi from the Unanimity forces.]]
* {{Yellowface}}: Jim Sturgess as a Korean man.

!!Yoona~939
[[quoteright:158:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Yoona-939_9316.jpg]]

->'''Played By''': Zhou Xun

Rebellious fabricant that inspires Sonmi to escape her duties at Papa Song's.

* ArtificialHuman: She's a clone.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She's usually subservient like the other clones, but when one patron performs a particularly lewd act, she flips out on him. She then quotes this [[MeaningfulEcho line]] from ''The Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish''.
--> '''Yoona~939''': ''I will not be subjected to criminal abuse!''
* ClonesArePeopleToo: She believes in this, and is disgusted when she isn't treated appropriately.
* ExpendableClone: For the Corpocracy.
* ExplosiveLeash: Seer Rhee triggers her SlaveCollar when she tries to escape. She dies instantly.
* OhCrap: A silent one that lasts quite a few seconds.
* SacrificialLamb: She's killed very early on into Sonmi's story, quickly establishing the power dynamics at play in her society.


!!The Archivist
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/The_Archivst_2628.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Your version of the truth is all that matters."'']]

->'''Played By''': James D'Arcy

The man interviewing Sonmi~451, who she relates her story to.

* AffablyEvil: Almost bordering on NiceGuy levels. See ReasonableAuthorityFigure.
%%BaldOfAwesome
* HeelRealization: [[spoiler: After hearing Sonmi's story from beginning to end, its implied he was on the receiving end of one of these.]]
** HeelFaceTurn: Possibly. [[spoiler:In a blink and you'll miss it moment, his name appears in a bible dedicated to Sonmi's philosphy read by Abbess. Additionally, when he asks Sonmi how she expects her martyrdom to change anyone's minds, she says she's already changed one, presumably encouraging him to spread her story.]]
%%NeuralImplanting
* PunchClockVillain: He seems like a nice, fairly reasonable guy who just happens to be working with Unanimity.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Hears Sonmi out and despite what most of what she´s saying is borderline heresy in their society, takes her every word into careful consideration.
* TheStoic: As his job is to archive the momentous event of Sonmi's ascension, he tries his best to be, but being young and inexperienced he often fails.
** NotSoStoic: He seems absolutely devastated after Sonmi is done telling her tale.
* {{Yellowface}}: James D'Arcy as a Korean man.
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!!Boardman Mephi
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Mephi_6665.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"The problem you create is a political one."'']]
->'''Played By''': Hugo Weaving

%%{{Badass}}
* BadassBaritone: Hugo Weaving natch.
* BadassLongcoat: As with most of the police forces in the Neo Soul segment.
%% InspectorJavert
%% KarmaHoudini
%%KnightTemplar
%%PunchClockVillain
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: His outfit is black and red, though using the word evil is pushing it.
%%SecretPolice
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans[=/=]TheSocialDarwinist: His "natural order" speech he gives to Sonmi reeks of this and serves as a nice echo to the words that would later - or earlier, if you go by timeline - be said Weaving's other character, Haskell Moore.
--> '''Boardman Mephi''': ''I find it intriguing to imagine that beneath these perfectly engineered features, are thoughts that terrify the whole of Unanimity. I'm not afraid of such thoughts, because I do not fear the truth. There's a natural order to this world, fabricant. And the truth is this order must be protected.''
* {{Yellowface}}: Hugo Weaving as a Korean man.
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!!Seer Rhee
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Seer_Rhee_8801.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Hugh Grant

The man in charge of the fast food joint Sonmi~451 works at.

* BadBoss: Just look at what he did to Yoona.
* DirtyOldMan: He rapes Yoona early in the film.
* FatBastard: Due to running a fast food joint.
* ImAHumanitarian: Like most people, he probably didn't know that [[spoiler: soap is actually made from Fabricants.]]
%%{{Jerkass}}
* KarmicDeath: Seer Rhee likes the drinks that the Fabricants drink. [[spoiler: Hae-Joo makes him drink himself to death.]]
* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: [[spoiler: He rapes Yoona~939 early on in the film and it is not exactly an erotic scene.]]
%%{{Slimeball}}
* {{Yellowface}}: Hugh Grant as a Korean man.
* TheVoiceless: Subverted in a blink and you'll miss it moment where he gives out the usual orders to all the other fabricants.
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!!An-Kor Apis
[[quoteright:187:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/An-Kor_Apis_8655.jpg]]

->'''Played By''': KeithDavid

The leader of the rebel alliance Hae-Joo belongs to.

* BigGood: Of The Union.
* BadassBaritone: Again, KeithDavid. He's a very respected fighter and war hero.
* BadassInCharge: Of the Union.
* BadassLongRobe: He wears one.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He has multiple facial scars, serving as visual shorthand for his role as a grizzled war hero.
* ManInWhite: Which serves to emphasize his authority and good motivations. [[spoiler: Subverted in the book, where he's ultimately part of the corporate conspiracy]].
* MinorMajorCharacter: His scheme to create a self-aware clone in order to motivate the population kicks off Sonmi's story, although he's not seen much in it.

!!Dr. Ovid
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Dr__Ovid_2483.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Creator/HalleBerry

A scientist that helps Sonmi remove her ExplosiveLeash after her escape.

* BackAlleyDoctor: Works for LaResistance or simply doesn't ask questions. What he does is illegal anyway.
* CrosscastRole: Unless Ovid is supposed to be a very hairy and unattractive old woman.
* [[ElectronicEyes Electronic Eye]]: He has one.
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine: Wears one as a doctor.
* {{Yellowface}}: Halle Berry as a Korean man.
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!!Actor Playing Timothy Cavendish
[[quoteright:338:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1725489_3056.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Creator/TomHanks

The star of the in-Universe film based on the life of Timothy Cavendish.

* AsHimself: One can always speculate that the actor playing Timothy Cavendish in-Universe is indeed supposed to be Creator/TomHanks himself.
* LargeHam: Well, he is playing Cavendish, who is quite hammy himself.
* MeaningfulEcho: "I will not be subjugated to criminal abuse!"

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sloosha's Crossin' an' Ev'rythin' After (2321)]]

!!Zachry Bailey
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Zachry_23.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Old Uns got the Smart. They mastered sick and seeds, they make miracles and fly across the sky."'']]
->'''Played By''': Creator/TomHanks

A Valleysman who helps Meronym find something that's hidden on the island where he and his tribe live.

* TheAtoner: For allowing his brother-in-law and nephew die without trying to save them.
* {{Badass}}: The best example of all stories besides Hae-Joo.
** BadassBeard: He has a pretty decent one going on and when we see him as an old man, sports a pretty big and awesome one.
** BadassNative: From the indigenous populations that try to survive in Hawaii after the Fall, that is.
** TookALevelInBadass: From DirtyCoward who always tried to avoid the Kona to capable {{Badass}} when he is forced to fight them.
* BaldOfAwesome: His older self.
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: In the film only--in the book, it is Meronym who has the birthmark, and is the only one of the stories' protagonists who does ''not'' appear to be the reincarnation of the previous one. Especially meaningful as towards the end of his life he insists to his children that Meronym is Sonmi reborn, which she very well could be.
* CoolOldGuy: When it cuts to him telling his story.
%%CoveredWithScars
* DirtyCoward: During the first Kona ambush, following Old Georgie's "true-true" advices.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Old Georgie accuses him of this when he's helping out Meronym.
--> '''Old Georgie''': ''You ain't let go of that rope cuz you were lustlin' for that darky sweet meat!....You judissin' your kin for a piece of '''ass'''''!
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: He ends up escaping the island with Meronym, goes to an offworld colony and winds up HappilyMarried with her.]]
* ExactWords: The Abbess tells him never to slit the throat of a sleeping enemy. [[spoiler: So when he finds a Kona asleep in his house, he slits his throat as soon as he wakes]].
* EyePatchOfPower: He gets one of these near the end of his story.
* FacialMarkings: Like most people in his tribe.
* FirstNameBasis: Save for Abbess referring him by his full name when he freaks out over a dream, his last name is almost never used.
* GutturalGrowler: In his older age, Zachry has developed this.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: To Meronym, at the end.]]
* HearingVoices: Courtesy of Old Georgie.
%%MedievalStasis
* PapaWolf: Fiercely protective of his niece, as she's a reminder that he could have saved her brother and father but didn't.
* ThePatriarch: He's a respected elder and his niece and sister clearly defer to him. [[spoiler: Later, he and Meronym have several grandchildren]].
%%SanitySlippage
* ScarsAreForever: [[spoiler: The wound across his eye from the second fight with the Kona is still there in his old age]].
* TheStoryteller: He tells his story and several others to a group of children gathered around a fire.
* SurvivorGuilt: [[spoiler: His sister and the rest of the tribe are killed, leaving him and his niece alive. He's more than a little unhappy about this]].
* WastelandElder: He's an elder of a post-apocalyptic tribe of people living on the Hawaiian islands.

!!Meronym
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Meronym_1229.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"All true. But they got somethin' else. A hunger in their hearts, a hunger that's stronger than all their Smart."'']]
->'''Played By''': Halle Berry

An ethnologist from the most advanced human civilization left after the Fall.

* ActionGirl: She can more than hold her own in a fight.
%%{{Ambadassador}}
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: In the book, and she's the only one of the comet-marked that isn't the protagonist of her story. In the film, the birthmark is given to Zachry.
* CoolOldLady: [[spoiler: In the epilogue.]]
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To Zachry at the end of the story.]]
* MartialPacifist: She believes in peaceful resolutions, but will resort to violence if necessary.
* MeaningfulName: Her name means "a part of something referred to a whole".
* PerfectPacifistPeople: The Prescients are this.
* PromotedToLoveInterest: [[spoiler:With Zachry at the end.]]
* [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Sufficiently Advanced Human]]: She has all the technology required to move the plot forward.
* WomanInWhite: To emphasize her mysterious, otherworldly nature.
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!!Old Georgie
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Old_Georgie_1707.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350: ''"Ain't no blade can protect you from the True-True!"'']]
->'''Played By''': HugoWeaving

If Sonmi is God to the Valleymen, Old Georgie is the devil. He is said to exist atop Mauna Kea, which is, in turn, a feared spot for the Valleymen. He appears regularly as a vision to Zachry. He is dressed in old, ruined black clothes and top hat, reminiscent of the dress worn by Adam in the opening scene of ''The Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing''. Zachry believed that Old Georgie was the one who "tripped the Fall" before being corrected by Meronym.

* [[GoodAngelBadAngel Bad Angel]]: To Zachry.
* TheCorrupter: He continuously encourages Zachry to do the wrong thing, as it's the easy way out.
* DarkIsEvil: He's dressed head to toe in black, and is pretty much the devil.
%%EvilSoundsDeep
* EvilIsHammy: Big time.
%%FemmeFatalons
* GodInHumanForm: Possibly.
* HearingVoices: How Zachry describes him.
* NiceHat: A top hat, even if it is ruined.
* ObviouslyEvil: Can't get any more obvious than green skin, black outfit, and a hideous face.
* SharpDressedMan: His battered suit is a subversion, and marks him out as a specifically post-apocalyptic version of the Devil.
* SpiritAdvisor: Of the Evil sort, naturally. [[spoiler: He eventually starts to disappear when Zachry almost stabs Meronym, and when the Kona clan are chasing after Zachry, he appears to mess with him. Zachry ignores him and he is never seen again]].
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Zachry describes his voice as like this.
* [[WallCrawl Wall Walk]]: While Meronym and Zachary are climbing a wall, he approaches Zachry with ease despite being on the vertical.

!!Abbess
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Abbess_2962.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Bridge'a'broken, hide below, Hands'a'bleedin', can't let go, enemy sleepin', don't slit that throat."'']]
->'''Played By''': Susan Sarandon

A well-regarded spiritual leader within Valleysmen.

* FacialMarkings: Has them.
* [[HighPriest High Priestess]]: She seems to function as this to her tribe, who worship Sonmi like a god.
%%TechnicolorEyes
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: We never know what happened to her after the cannibals attacked. It would be safe to assume that she died along with the rest of the villagers.]]
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!!Rose
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Rose_CloudAtlas_4322.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Zhou Xun

Zachry's sister, who loses her husband during a raid by the Kona tribe.

* FacialMarkings: Has them.
* PuppyDogEyes: Her eyes are big and pleading.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: She's among the many victims of the Kona attack. Zachry is absolutely devastated at her death]].
* {{Yellowface}}: Inversion. Chinese Zhou Xun plays a (presumably) white woman.
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!!Kona Chief
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Kona_Chief_8332.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Hugh Grant

The Chief of the savage, cannibalistic Kona tribe.

* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: The most powerful Kona warrior and their leader.
* BarbarianTribe: Leads the cannibalistic Konas.
* BigBad: Of ''Sloosha's Crossin' an' Ev'rythin' After''.
%%BloodLust
* CannibalTribe: See above.
* ImAHumanitarian: He even has fingers on his clothes as ''decorations''.
* KarmicDeath: See SlashedThroat.
%%KnifeNut
%%KubrickStare
%%ObviouslyEvil: Seriously. Just ''look'' at this guy.
%%RapePillageAndBurn
%%TheSavageIndian
* SkullForAHead: His facepaint is meant to evoke this.
* SlashedThroat: His favourite method of execution. [[spoiler: And later, Zachry slashes his throat as he wakes up.]]
%%TribalFacePaint
* TheVoiceless: He doesn't have a single line.

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[[folder:The Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish (2012)]]

!!Timothy Cavendish
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Cavendish_Timothy_5759.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I will not be subjected to criminal abuse!"'']]
->'''Played By''': Jim Broadbent

A quirky English publisher, who unknowingly gets himself checked into an Old Folk's Home when on the run from the brothers of a gangster author to whom he owes money.

* BadLiar: When attempting to pay back the Hoggins family, he's shown to be one of these in his troubles.
--> '''Timothy Cavendish''': ''You heard correctly, Charles Dickens own, original, authentic writing for sixty thousand pounds. I think that's very fair.''
--> '''Other Voice over the phone''': ''But our records indicate that the desk is already accounted for by the Dickens House museum.''
--> '''Timothy Cavendish''': ''Okay. What about uh...Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's desk?''
--> [the line clicks dead]
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* BowtiesAreCool: Continuously wears them throughout the film.
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* BirthmarkOfDestiny: Although the book leaves it unclear as to whether he has the comet or not. Georgette called it "Timbo's Turd", and Cavendish didn't regard it as a comet, but as he is saying this while deliberately dismissing the concept of reincarnations, it's possible he willfully denies it.
* DeadpanSnarker: He always has a sarcastic quip or two at hand.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's quite politically incorrect, although most of his jerkish nature is left out of the film.
%% JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* TheLancer: Serves as one during the escape of Aurora House.
* LargeHam: He does things with flamboyance and over-the-topness.
%%LovableCoward
* MeanBrit: Even though he gets much nicer towards the end.
%%NerdGlasses
* NobleBigot: Not present in the film, and Cavendish is clearly unaware of it, but he's quite racist, sexist, classist, and xenophobic, and clearly expects the reader to agree. For example, he considers "reasonable woman" to be an oxymoron.
* OhCrap: He does a ''perfectly'' deadpan version of this when he and his compatriots can't find the keys to drive off from Aurora House.
-->'''Cavendish''': ''We're done for.''
* PluckyComicRelief: His whole storyline serves as this, and the book version is quite a bit more lighthearted when colored through Cavendish's voice than the film, which seems to almost be setting up for a horror/thriller--although there are notably more horrific things happening in the book, such as [[spoiler:Noakes' drugging Cavendish to dementia and blaming it on a stroke.]]
* YourCheatingHeart: Had an affair with Denholme's wife Georgette.

!!Denholme Cavendish
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Denholme_Cavendish_4416.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"You can't believe what people will pay to lockup their parents."'']]
->'''Played By''': Creator/HughGrant

Timothy's much wealthier brother and the person who gets Timothy locked up in the retirement house.

* DeadpanSnarker: He's very snarky towards his brother.
* {{Jerkass}}: Just look at what he does to his brother. He's also well aware that Noakes is free with physically hitting the residents and does nothing about it.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Film only--in the book, he dies an ignominious death and it's left up to question whether Denholme was going to leave his brother in the home forever.]]
%%MeanBrit
* PlayingGertrude: Hugh Grant is playing someone much older than he is.
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!!Georgette
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Georgette_4223.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Creator/BenWhishaw

Denholme's younger wife.

* CrosscastRole: She's played by the male Ben Whishaw.
* YourCheatingHeart: With Timothy.
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!!Nurse Noakes
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Nurse_Noakes_2927.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I am Nurse Noakes. You do not wish to cross me!"'']]
->'''Played By''': Creator/HugoWeaving

A brutish nurse at the Old Folk's Home.

* {{Badass}}: She actually manages to hold her own in the pub fight [[spoiler: until Highlander drops a barrel on her head.]]
* BattleaxeNurse: She's very brutish and harsh, and in the book [[spoiler: drugs Timothy until he gets a stroke]].
* BlondesAreEvil: She's TheBrute and very blonde.
* TheBrute: For the nursing home.
* CreepyMonotone: She always speaks in a very flat tone, which is off-putting.
* CrosscastRole: She's HugoWeaving in drag.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first thing we see of her is digging through Cavendish's stuff, then smacking the shit out of him while boasting that she is a nasty bitch.
* {{Expy}}: Of Nurse Ratched, whom she's directly compared to in the book.
* {{Jerkass}}: Oh yeah. She's very mean to the patients, for starters.
* LargeAndInCharge: She's an intimidatingly large lady.
* TranquilFury: She's always like this. Perfect example when she finds Cavendish's escape group hiding out at a bar.
--> '''Nurse Noakes''': ''Ohhh....You are going to be sorry in ways you cannot even imagine!''

!!Dermot "Dusty" Hoggins
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Dermot_Hoggins_2037.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Now that's an ending that is flat and inane beyond belief!"'']]
->'''Played By''': Creator/TomHanks

A psychotic English criminal-turned-author, who wants the money Cavendish earned through Hoggins' novel ''Knuckle Sandwich''.

* AxCrazy: He [[spoiler: kills a man for giving him a bad review]].
%%BaldOfEvil
%%BeardOfEvil
* DisproportionateRetribution: Get a bad review? [[spoiler:Murder the critic.]]
* DistractedByTheSexy: Briefly. When he sees the Indian Woman (Halle Berry) in the bar, his attention is focused on her rather than what Cavendish is saying. [[spoiler: A nice little hint to when Hoggins and The Woman meet again as Zachry and Meronym.]]
%%EvilBrit
%%[[GoodScarsEvilScars Evil Scars]]
* HotBlooded: He's very eager and loud-mouthed, and [[spoiler: flings a man off the top of a building]] for an extremely petty reason.
%%{{Jerkass}}
* KnuckleTattoos: Has them, alluding to his criminal.
* LargeHam: ''I don't care what happens when I'm dead; I want people to buy me book '''NOW'''''!
* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: In-universe. See VillainWithGoodPublicity.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: And in spite of Timothy's ''Moby Dick'' analogy, Dermot doesn't give a ''[[SirSwearsALot fuck]]'' about what happens when he's dead.
* SirSwearsALot: Count how many times he swears in his scenes. You might lose track.
** Between this and his murder of the critic, he's probably the reason why the film got a 15 rating (he's even mentioned on the DVD with his CountryMatters noted as "strong language, once very strong").
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: His book starts selling like hotcakes after [[spoiler: killing the critic]] and Hoggins becomes a "cult hero" by the public. Doesn't stop it from putting his ass in prison, though.

!!Mr. Meeks
[[quoteright:204:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cloud_atlasMrMeeks_1412.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:204:''"I know! I know!"'']]

->'''Played By''': Robert Fyfe

One of the "inmates" at Aurora House, and a member of Cavendish's escape party who seems unable to say anything apart from "I know".

* CatchPhrase: "I know! I know!"
* CloudCuckooLander: Only being able to say "I know, I know!" is only the tip of the iceberg.
* EleventhHourRanger: See OOCIsSeriousBusiness.
* TheLoad: In the escape of Aurora House.[[spoiler:At First.]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: [[spoiler: When Cavendish is making a run for it, Mr. Meeks says "Don't leave me here!" Cavendish gives a look bewilderment after hearing him saying more than what he usually says.]]
** Later, [[spoiler: at the bar, he yells at the top of his lungs to all the patrons in the bar for help against Nurse Noakes and the owners of the car. They happily oblige.]]
* NiceHat: Wears one.
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!!Veronica
[[quoteright:132:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CAVeronica_5480.jpg]]

->'''Played By''': Amanda Walker

An "inmate" at Aurora House and a member of Cavendish's escape party.

%%TheChick
%%CoolOldLady
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only woman among the four escapees.
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!!Ernie
[[quoteright:170:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CAErnie_380.jpg]]

->'''Played By''': Ralph Riach

An inmate at Aurora House, and a member of Cavendish's escape party.

%%[[BaldOfAwesome Balding of Awesome]]
%%CoolOldGuy
* GrumpyOldMan: In the book, he's quite surly and stubborn, but ultimately goodhearted.
* TheHero: Though he also doubles as TheSmartGuy in the escape.
* NiceHat: Wears a cap during and after the escape.
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!!Highlander
[[quoteright:291:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CA-TT-11859r_5853.jpg]]

->'''Played By''': Jim Sturgess

The leader of the angry Scotsmen in the pub where Cavendish and his escape party make a stop.

* BadassBoast: When [[spoiler: Mr. Meeks expalins his need for help against Nurse Noakes]], he gives us this.
--> '''Highlander''': ''Alright pal....We won't let ya down.''
* BerserkButton: The English.
* DeusExMachina: He helps defeat [[spoiler: Nurse Noakes]] in the massive brawl.
* HotBlooded: He's very eager to pick a fight.
* ViolentGlaswegian: Directly appealed to as such, in fact, which works in saving the day.

!!Mozza, Jarvis & Eddie Hoggins
->'''Played By''': Niall Grieg Fulton, Louis Dempsey & Martin Docherty

Dermot's vicious brothers who come to Cavendish's home to collect their money.

%%AxCrazy
%%MeanBrit
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the film, we never know if they got their money back or not.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:An Orison of Sonmi~451 (2144)]]

!!Sonmi~451
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Sonmi-451_1137.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"...from womb to tomb, our lives are not our own..."'']]
->'''Played By''': Bae Doona

A fabricant who is rescued from her slave-like duties at a fast food joint by a member of a futuristic rebel alliance.

* ArtificialHuman: She's a clone.
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: Beneath her collar in the book--its reveal is symbolic of her freedom.
* ClonesArePeopleToo: In her words, "We are all purebloods."
* DoomedMoralVictor: But she knew and accepted this all along.
* ExpendableClone: For the Corpocracy.
* ExplosiveLeash: Her SlaveCollar.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: She's very calm and dignified even before her execution.
* ImportantHaircut: In the film, cutting off the colored streak in her hair that identified her as a Fabricant.
* InspirationalMartyr: Ultimately what the Union wanted her to become.
* MessianicArchetype: She is worshipped as a god by Zachry's people.
* MulticoloredHair: All fabricants have a brightly-colored streak in their hair.
* GoOutWithASmile: And a tearful one at that.
* ShesGotLegs: Even after she leaves Papa Songs's, Sonmi still wore outfits that showed off her legs.
* SciFiBobHaircut: The futuristic kind, as well as an important distinguishing feature for her idols in the book, allowing Zachry to recognize her in the orison instantly.
* TheStoic: Becomes progressively less stoic as her relationship with Hae-Joo grows, but culminates in her wryness with the Archivist that completely contrasts her earlier passivity with consumers.
** It is mentioned in the novel that fabricants cannot visually express emotion very well, but still have emotions.
* TearfulSmile: A couple of times, especially when she [[spoiler: meets her end.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Starting off as a meek waitress to becoming a symbol of a rebellion most certainly counts.

!!Hae-Joo Im
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Chang_Hae-Joo_7308.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"This is what we have been waiting for."'']]
->'''Played By''': Jim Sturgess

A high-ranking member of the rebel alliance known as 'Union' who rescues Sonmi~451.

* AdaptationNameChange: His surname is Chang in the film.
* AdaptationalHeroism: [[spoiler: In the book, he's ultimately part of the corporate conspiracy. Not so in the movie.]]
* {{Badass}}: Easily the biggest example in the movie, it's hard not to be very impressed by his feats especially in a film that is mostly framed around dialogue and human emotion. It's therefore not surprising that much of his stunts make up a disproprotionate amount of the trailers.
** BadassLongcoat
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's very approachable and friendly, but easily the most badass character in the film.
* BigDamnHeroes: See DisneyDeath.
* CommandingCoolness: After he saves the two of them from being arrested from Unanimity soldiers, he tells Sonmi his rank in The Union.
* CompositeCharacter: In the film, the character is a combination of Im and Chang.
* DarkIsNotEvil: He's always wearing black in the film.
* DiesWideOpen: His death.
* DisneyDeath: At first, Sonmi thinks he died after he fell of a bridge he made for the two of them. Later, he shows up to save her from being executed. [[spoiler:Not so much during Sonmi's speech, though.]]
* {{Expy}}: His appearance and combat skills owe more than a little to [[Film/TheMatrix Neo]]. This may well be intentional, as the Wachowskis also directed that one.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Chang is very friendly and helpful, but if you fight him, don't expect him to go down easily.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: While Sonmi gives her speech to the world, he and what appears to be the rest of the Union give their lives to make sure it gets across.]]
%%NiceGuy
* LaResistance: A high-ranking member of a rebel alliance.
* OneManArmy: The amount of enemies this guy can take on at once!
* ReincarnationRomance: Hinted at in the film, in which the same characters who play [[HappilyMarried Adam and Tilda Ewing]], as well as Megan's parents, play Hae-Joo and Sonmi.
* RescueRomance: In the film, with Sonmi, whom he rescues from Papa Song's.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: [[{{Badass}} While defending Sonmi from the Unanimity forces.]]
* {{Yellowface}}: Jim Sturgess as a Korean man.

!!Yoona~939
[[quoteright:158:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Yoona-939_9316.jpg]]

->'''Played By''': Zhou Xun

Rebellious fabricant that inspires Sonmi to escape her duties at Papa Song's.

* ArtificialHuman: She's a clone.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She's usually subservient like the other clones, but when one patron performs a particularly lewd act, she flips out on him. She then quotes this [[MeaningfulEcho line]] from ''The Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish''.
--> '''Yoona~939''': ''I will not be subjected to criminal abuse!''
* ClonesArePeopleToo: She believes in this, and is disgusted when she isn't treated appropriately.
* ExpendableClone: For the Corpocracy.
* ExplosiveLeash: Seer Rhee triggers her SlaveCollar when she tries to escape. She dies instantly.
* OhCrap: A silent one that lasts quite a few seconds.
* SacrificialLamb: She's killed very early on into Sonmi's story, quickly establishing the power dynamics at play in her society.


!!The Archivist
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/The_Archivst_2628.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Your version of the truth is all that matters."'']]

->'''Played By''': James D'Arcy

The man interviewing Sonmi~451, who she relates her story to.

* AffablyEvil: Almost bordering on NiceGuy levels. See ReasonableAuthorityFigure.
%%BaldOfAwesome
* HeelRealization: [[spoiler: After hearing Sonmi's story from beginning to end, its implied he was on the receiving end of one of these.]]
** HeelFaceTurn: Possibly. [[spoiler:In a blink and you'll miss it moment, his name appears in a bible dedicated to Sonmi's philosphy read by Abbess. Additionally, when he asks Sonmi how she expects her martyrdom to change anyone's minds, she says she's already changed one, presumably encouraging him to spread her story.]]
%%NeuralImplanting
* PunchClockVillain: He seems like a nice, fairly reasonable guy who just happens to be working with Unanimity.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Hears Sonmi out and despite what most of what she´s saying is borderline heresy in their society, takes her every word into careful consideration.
* TheStoic: As his job is to archive the momentous event of Sonmi's ascension, he tries his best to be, but being young and inexperienced he often fails.
** NotSoStoic: He seems absolutely devastated after Sonmi is done telling her tale.
* {{Yellowface}}: James D'Arcy as a Korean man.
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!!Boardman Mephi
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Mephi_6665.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"The problem you create is a political one."'']]
->'''Played By''': Hugo Weaving

%%{{Badass}}
* BadassBaritone: Hugo Weaving natch.
* BadassLongcoat: As with most of the police forces in the Neo Soul segment.
%% InspectorJavert
%% KarmaHoudini
%%KnightTemplar
%%PunchClockVillain
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: His outfit is black and red, though using the word evil is pushing it.
%%SecretPolice
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans[=/=]TheSocialDarwinist: His "natural order" speech he gives to Sonmi reeks of this and serves as a nice echo to the words that would later - or earlier, if you go by timeline - be said Weaving's other character, Haskell Moore.
--> '''Boardman Mephi''': ''I find it intriguing to imagine that beneath these perfectly engineered features, are thoughts that terrify the whole of Unanimity. I'm not afraid of such thoughts, because I do not fear the truth. There's a natural order to this world, fabricant. And the truth is this order must be protected.''
* {{Yellowface}}: Hugo Weaving as a Korean man.
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!!Seer Rhee
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Seer_Rhee_8801.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Hugh Grant

The man in charge of the fast food joint Sonmi~451 works at.

* BadBoss: Just look at what he did to Yoona.
* DirtyOldMan: He rapes Yoona early in the film.
* FatBastard: Due to running a fast food joint.
* ImAHumanitarian: Like most people, he probably didn't know that [[spoiler: soap is actually made from Fabricants.]]
%%{{Jerkass}}
* KarmicDeath: Seer Rhee likes the drinks that the Fabricants drink. [[spoiler: Hae-Joo makes him drink himself to death.]]
* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: [[spoiler: He rapes Yoona~939 early on in the film and it is not exactly an erotic scene.]]
%%{{Slimeball}}
* {{Yellowface}}: Hugh Grant as a Korean man.
* TheVoiceless: Subverted in a blink and you'll miss it moment where he gives out the usual orders to all the other fabricants.
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!!An-Kor Apis
[[quoteright:187:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/An-Kor_Apis_8655.jpg]]

->'''Played By''': KeithDavid

The leader of the rebel alliance Hae-Joo belongs to.

* BigGood: Of The Union.
* BadassBaritone: Again, KeithDavid. He's a very respected fighter and war hero.
* BadassInCharge: Of the Union.
* BadassLongRobe: He wears one.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He has multiple facial scars, serving as visual shorthand for his role as a grizzled war hero.
* ManInWhite: Which serves to emphasize his authority and good motivations. [[spoiler: Subverted in the book, where he's ultimately part of the corporate conspiracy]].
* MinorMajorCharacter: His scheme to create a self-aware clone in order to motivate the population kicks off Sonmi's story, although he's not seen much in it.

!!Dr. Ovid
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Dr__Ovid_2483.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Creator/HalleBerry

A scientist that helps Sonmi remove her ExplosiveLeash after her escape.

* BackAlleyDoctor: Works for LaResistance or simply doesn't ask questions. What he does is illegal anyway.
* CrosscastRole: Unless Ovid is supposed to be a very hairy and unattractive old woman.
* [[ElectronicEyes Electronic Eye]]: He has one.
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine: Wears one as a doctor.
* {{Yellowface}}: Halle Berry as a Korean man.
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!!Actor Playing Timothy Cavendish
[[quoteright:338:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1725489_3056.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Creator/TomHanks

The star of the in-Universe film based on the life of Timothy Cavendish.

* AsHimself: One can always speculate that the actor playing Timothy Cavendish in-Universe is indeed supposed to be Creator/TomHanks himself.
* LargeHam: Well, he is playing Cavendish, who is quite hammy himself.
* MeaningfulEcho: "I will not be subjugated to criminal abuse!"

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sloosha's
[[Characters/CloudAtlasSlooshasCrossinAnEvrythinAfter Sloosha's Crossin' an' Ev'rythin' After (2321)]]

!!Zachry Bailey
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Zachry_23.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Old Uns got the Smart. They mastered sick and seeds, they make miracles and fly across the sky."'']]
->'''Played By''': Creator/TomHanks

A Valleysman who helps Meronym find something that's hidden on the island where he and his tribe live.

* TheAtoner: For allowing his brother-in-law and nephew die without trying to save them.
* {{Badass}}: The best example of all stories besides Hae-Joo.
** BadassBeard: He has a pretty decent one going on and when we see him as an old man, sports a pretty big and awesome one.
** BadassNative: From the indigenous populations that try to survive in Hawaii after the Fall, that is.
** TookALevelInBadass: From DirtyCoward who always tried to avoid the Kona to capable {{Badass}} when he is forced to fight them.
* BaldOfAwesome: His older self.
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: In the film only--in the book, it is Meronym who has the birthmark, and is the only one of the stories' protagonists who does ''not'' appear to be the reincarnation of the previous one. Especially meaningful as towards the end of his life he insists to his children that Meronym is Sonmi reborn, which she very well could be.
* CoolOldGuy: When it cuts to him telling his story.
%%CoveredWithScars
* DirtyCoward: During the first Kona ambush, following Old Georgie's "true-true" advices.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Old Georgie accuses him of this when he's helping out Meronym.
--> '''Old Georgie''': ''You ain't let go of that rope cuz you were lustlin' for that darky sweet meat!....You judissin' your kin for a piece of '''ass'''''!
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: He ends up escaping the island with Meronym, goes to an offworld colony and winds up HappilyMarried with her.]]
* ExactWords: The Abbess tells him never to slit the throat of a sleeping enemy. [[spoiler: So when he finds a Kona asleep in his house, he slits his throat as soon as he wakes]].
* EyePatchOfPower: He gets one of these near the end of his story.
* FacialMarkings: Like most people in his tribe.
* FirstNameBasis: Save for Abbess referring him by his full name when he freaks out over a dream, his last name is almost never used.
* GutturalGrowler: In his older age, Zachry has developed this.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: To Meronym, at the end.]]
* HearingVoices: Courtesy of Old Georgie.
%%MedievalStasis
* PapaWolf: Fiercely protective of his niece, as she's a reminder that he could have saved her brother and father but didn't.
* ThePatriarch: He's a respected elder and his niece and sister clearly defer to him. [[spoiler: Later, he and Meronym have several grandchildren]].
%%SanitySlippage
* ScarsAreForever: [[spoiler: The wound across his eye from the second fight with the Kona is still there in his old age]].
* TheStoryteller: He tells his story and several others to a group of children gathered around a fire.
* SurvivorGuilt: [[spoiler: His sister and the rest of the tribe are killed, leaving him and his niece alive. He's more than a little unhappy about this]].
* WastelandElder: He's an elder of a post-apocalyptic tribe of people living on the Hawaiian islands.

!!Meronym
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Meronym_1229.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"All true. But they got somethin' else. A hunger in their hearts, a hunger that's stronger than all their Smart."'']]
->'''Played By''': Halle Berry

An ethnologist from the most advanced human civilization left after the Fall.

* ActionGirl: She can more than hold her own in a fight.
%%{{Ambadassador}}
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: In the book, and she's the only one of the comet-marked that isn't the protagonist of her story. In the film, the birthmark is given to Zachry.
* CoolOldLady: [[spoiler: In the epilogue.]]
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To Zachry at the end of the story.]]
* MartialPacifist: She believes in peaceful resolutions, but will resort to violence if necessary.
* MeaningfulName: Her name means "a part of something referred to a whole".
* PerfectPacifistPeople: The Prescients are this.
* PromotedToLoveInterest: [[spoiler:With Zachry at the end.]]
* [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Sufficiently Advanced Human]]: She has all the technology required to move the plot forward.
* WomanInWhite: To emphasize her mysterious, otherworldly nature.
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!!Old Georgie
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Old_Georgie_1707.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350: ''"Ain't no blade can protect you from the True-True!"'']]
->'''Played By''': HugoWeaving

If Sonmi is God to the Valleymen, Old Georgie is the devil. He is said to exist atop Mauna Kea, which is, in turn, a feared spot for the Valleymen. He appears regularly as a vision to Zachry. He is dressed in old, ruined black clothes and top hat, reminiscent of the dress worn by Adam in the opening scene of ''The Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing''. Zachry believed that Old Georgie was the one who "tripped the Fall" before being corrected by Meronym.

* [[GoodAngelBadAngel Bad Angel]]: To Zachry.
* TheCorrupter: He continuously encourages Zachry to do the wrong thing, as it's the easy way out.
* DarkIsEvil: He's dressed head to toe in black, and is pretty much the devil.
%%EvilSoundsDeep
* EvilIsHammy: Big time.
%%FemmeFatalons
* GodInHumanForm: Possibly.
* HearingVoices: How Zachry describes him.
* NiceHat: A top hat, even if it is ruined.
* ObviouslyEvil: Can't get any more obvious than green skin, black outfit, and a hideous face.
* SharpDressedMan: His battered suit is a subversion, and marks him out as a specifically post-apocalyptic version of the Devil.
* SpiritAdvisor: Of the Evil sort, naturally. [[spoiler: He eventually starts to disappear when Zachry almost stabs Meronym, and when the Kona clan are chasing after Zachry, he appears to mess with him. Zachry ignores him and he is never seen again]].
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Zachry describes his voice as like this.
* [[WallCrawl Wall Walk]]: While Meronym and Zachary are climbing a wall, he approaches Zachry with ease despite being on the vertical.

!!Abbess
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Abbess_2962.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Bridge'a'broken, hide below, Hands'a'bleedin', can't let go, enemy sleepin', don't slit that throat."'']]
->'''Played By''': Susan Sarandon

A well-regarded spiritual leader within Valleysmen.

* FacialMarkings: Has them.
* [[HighPriest High Priestess]]: She seems to function as this to her tribe, who worship Sonmi like a god.
%%TechnicolorEyes
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: We never know what happened to her after the cannibals attacked. It would be safe to assume that she died along with the rest of the villagers.]]
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!!Rose
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Rose_CloudAtlas_4322.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Zhou Xun

Zachry's sister, who loses her husband during a raid by the Kona tribe.

* FacialMarkings: Has them.
* PuppyDogEyes: Her eyes are big and pleading.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: She's among the many victims of the Kona attack. Zachry is absolutely devastated at her death]].
* {{Yellowface}}: Inversion. Chinese Zhou Xun plays a (presumably) white woman.
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!!Kona Chief
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Kona_Chief_8332.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Hugh Grant

The Chief of the savage, cannibalistic Kona tribe.

* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: The most powerful Kona warrior and their leader.
* BarbarianTribe: Leads the cannibalistic Konas.
* BigBad: Of ''Sloosha's Crossin' an' Ev'rythin' After''.
%%BloodLust
* CannibalTribe: See above.
* ImAHumanitarian: He even has fingers on his clothes as ''decorations''.
* KarmicDeath: See SlashedThroat.
%%KnifeNut
%%KubrickStare
%%ObviouslyEvil: Seriously. Just ''look'' at this guy.
%%RapePillageAndBurn
%%TheSavageIndian
* SkullForAHead: His facepaint is meant to evoke this.
* SlashedThroat: His favourite method of execution. [[spoiler: And later, Zachry slashes his throat as he wakes up.]]
%%TribalFacePaint
* TheVoiceless: He doesn't have a single line.

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[[folder:The Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing (1849)]]

!!Adam Ewing
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ewing_Adam_6707.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"What is an ocean but a multitude of drops?"'']]
->'''Played By''': Jim Sturgess

A lawyer traveling across the Pacific to get to San Fransisco before his illness ends him. His journal makes up the first and last chapters of the book.

* BewareTheNiceOnes: In film only. [[spoiler:When Goose is strangling Autua, Adam gains enough strength to kill Goose.]]
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: He has the comet-shaped birthmark all the protagonists share. His is on his chest.
* BodyHorror: His infection by a parasitic worm.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: He starts off as having views that would seem quite racist to a modern audience, but were the conventional views at the time. However, he becomes a lot more moral and tolerant after his experiences and becomes dedicated to the anti-slavery movement.
* {{Fainting}}: The heat and the sight of Autua getting whipped get to him.
* HappilyMarried: To his wife, Tilda.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: So much so that Frobisher is able to guess that Dr Goose is a charlatan before Ewing knows it himself, just from his journal.
* IOweYouMyLife: Autua feels indebted to him for aiding in his liberation. [[spoiler: Later, Adam's gratitude for Autua saving him from Goose is what spurs him to join an abolitionist movement]].
* IllBoy: He gets progressively sicker over the course of his journey.
* NiceHat: A nice top hat.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: [[spoiler: Standing up to his father-in-law and joining an abolitionist movement, even if it means being shunned by society]].

!!Tilda Ewing
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Tilda_Ewing_618.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Bae Doona

Adam Ewing's wife.

* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Father]]: Until she stands up to him.
* CallingTheOldManOut: To her father.
--> '''Tilda''': ''I've been afraid of you my whole life, father. I'm going with my husband.''
* HappilyMarried: To Adam.
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: A patient, loving wife willing to stand up for what is right.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: [[spoiler: She stands up to her father and announces that she's going to join an abolitionist movement with Adam.]]
* {{Yellowface}}: An inversion. The white Tilda is played by the Korean Bae Doona.

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!!Adam Ewing
Timothy Cavendish (2012)]]

!!Timothy Cavendish
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ewing_Adam_6707.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Cavendish_Timothy_5759.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"What is an ocean but a multitude of drops?"'']]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I will not be subjected to criminal abuse!"'']]
->'''Played By''': Jim Sturgess

Broadbent

A lawyer traveling across quirky English publisher, who unknowingly gets himself checked into an Old Folk's Home when on the Pacific run from the brothers of a gangster author to get whom he owes money.

* BadLiar: When attempting
to San Fransisco before pay back the Hoggins family, he's shown to be one of these in his illness ends him. His journal makes up troubles.
--> '''Timothy Cavendish''': ''You heard correctly, Charles Dickens own, original, authentic writing for sixty thousand pounds. I think that's very fair.''
--> '''Other Voice over
the first phone''': ''But our records indicate that the desk is already accounted for by the Dickens House museum.''
--> '''Timothy Cavendish''': ''Okay. What about uh...Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's desk?''
--> [the line clicks dead]
* BowtiesAreCool: Continuously wears them throughout the film.
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: Although the book leaves it unclear as to whether he has the comet or not. Georgette called it "Timbo's Turd",
and last chapters Cavendish didn't regard it as a comet, but as he is saying this while deliberately dismissing the concept of reincarnations, it's possible he willfully denies it.
* DeadpanSnarker: He always has a sarcastic quip or two at hand.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's quite politically incorrect, although most of his jerkish nature is left out
of the book.

film.
%% JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* BewareTheNiceOnes: In film only. [[spoiler:When Goose TheLancer: Serves as one during the escape of Aurora House.
* LargeHam: He does things with flamboyance and over-the-topness.
%%LovableCoward
* MeanBrit: Even though he gets much nicer towards the end.
%%NerdGlasses
* NobleBigot: Not present in the film, and Cavendish
is strangling Autua, Adam gains enough strength clearly unaware of it, but he's quite racist, sexist, classist, and xenophobic, and clearly expects the reader to kill Goose.agree. For example, he considers "reasonable woman" to be an oxymoron.
* OhCrap: He does a ''perfectly'' deadpan version of this when he and his compatriots can't find the keys to drive off from Aurora House.
-->'''Cavendish''': ''We're done for.''
* PluckyComicRelief: His whole storyline serves as this, and the book version is quite a bit more lighthearted when colored through Cavendish's voice than the film, which seems to almost be setting up for a horror/thriller--although there are notably more horrific things happening in the book, such as [[spoiler:Noakes' drugging Cavendish to dementia and blaming it on a stroke.
]]
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: He has the comet-shaped birthmark all the protagonists share. His is on his chest.
* BodyHorror: His infection by a parasitic worm.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: He starts off as having views that would seem quite racist to a modern audience, but were the conventional views at the time. However, he becomes a lot more moral and tolerant after his experiences and becomes dedicated to the anti-slavery movement.
* {{Fainting}}: The heat and the sight of Autua getting whipped get to him.
* HappilyMarried: To his wife, Tilda.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: So much so that Frobisher is able to guess that Dr Goose is a charlatan before Ewing knows it himself, just from his journal.
* IOweYouMyLife: Autua feels indebted to him for aiding in his liberation. [[spoiler: Later, Adam's gratitude for Autua saving him from Goose is what spurs him to join
YourCheatingHeart: Had an abolitionist movement]].
* IllBoy: He gets progressively sicker over the course of his journey.
* NiceHat: A nice top hat.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: [[spoiler: Standing up to his father-in-law and joining an abolitionist movement, even if it means being shunned by society]].

!!Tilda Ewing
affair with Denholme's wife Georgette.

!!Denholme Cavendish
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Tilda_Ewing_618.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Denholme_Cavendish_4416.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"You can't believe what people will pay to lockup their parents."'']]
->'''Played By''': Bae Doona

Adam Ewing's wife.

Creator/HughGrant

Timothy's much wealthier brother and the person who gets Timothy locked up in the retirement house.

* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Father]]: Until she stands DeadpanSnarker: He's very snarky towards his brother.
* {{Jerkass}}: Just look at what he does to his brother. He's also well aware that Noakes is free with physically hitting the residents and does nothing about it.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Film only--in the book, he dies an ignominious death and it's left
up to him.
* CallingTheOldManOut: To her father.
--> '''Tilda''': ''I've been afraid of you my whole life, father. I'm going with my husband.''
* HappilyMarried: To Adam.
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: A patient, loving wife willing to stand up for what is right.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: [[spoiler: She stands up to her father and announces that she's
question whether Denholme was going to join an abolitionist movement with Adam.]]
* {{Yellowface}}: An inversion. The white Tilda is played by
leave his brother in the Korean Bae Doona.home forever.]]
%%MeanBrit
* PlayingGertrude: Hugh Grant is playing someone much older than he is.



!!Haskell Moore
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Haskell_Moore_5455.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"There is a natural order to this world, and those who try to upend it do not fare well."'']]

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!!Haskell Moore
!!Georgette
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Haskell_Moore_5455.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Georgette_4223.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"There is a natural order to this world, and those who try to upend it ->'''Played By''': Creator/BenWhishaw

Denholme's younger wife.

* CrosscastRole: She's played by the male Ben Whishaw.
* YourCheatingHeart: With Timothy.
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!!Nurse Noakes
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Nurse_Noakes_2927.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I am Nurse Noakes. You
do not fare well."'']]wish to cross me!"'']]



Adam Ewing's bigoted father-in-law, who deals with the trading of slaves.

* AbusiveParents: Implied, judging by the comments by Tilda.
* BreakingSpeech: Tries giving one to Adam, whose [[ShutUpHannibal response]] shows that it doesn't quite work:
-->'''Haskell More''': ''There is a natural order to this world, and those who try to upend it do not fare well. This movement will never survive; if you join them, you and your entire family will be shunned. At best, you will exist a pariah to be spat at and beaten-at worst, to be lynched or crucified. And for what? For what? No matter what you do it will never amount to anything more than a single drop in a limitless ocean.''\\
'''Adam Ewing''': ''[[ShutUpHannibal What is an ocean but a multitude of drops?]]''
* EvilSoundsDeep: Applies to all of Weaving's characters in the film, really. Except for one, but we'll get to that.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Though he initially greets Adam in a jovial manner upon his return, he flips out when Adam [[spoiler:discards the contract by Horrox]] and gives a very arrogant BreakingSpeech to him and Tilda.
* {{Jerkass}}: Bigoted and proud of it, mean to his daughter and his son-in-law, the list goes on.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: He's involved in the slave trade and is deeply entrenched in its values.
* TheSocialDarwinist: See BreakingSpeech.
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!!Dr. Henry Goose
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Goose_Henry_9696.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Adam, I am a doctor. A tiger cannot change his stripes."'']]

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Adam Ewing's bigoted father-in-law, who deals with A brutish nurse at the trading of slaves.

Old Folk's Home.

* AbusiveParents: Implied, judging by the comments by Tilda.
* BreakingSpeech: Tries giving one
{{Badass}}: She actually manages to Adam, whose [[ShutUpHannibal response]] shows that it doesn't quite work:
-->'''Haskell More''': ''There is a natural order to this world, and those who try to upend it do not fare well. This movement will never survive; if you join them, you and your entire family will be shunned. At best, you will exist a pariah to be spat at and beaten-at worst, to be lynched or crucified. And for what? For what? No matter what you do it will never amount to anything more than a single drop in a limitless ocean.''\\
'''Adam Ewing''': ''[[ShutUpHannibal What is an ocean but a multitude of drops?]]''
* EvilSoundsDeep: Applies to all of Weaving's characters
hold her own in the film, really. Except for one, but we'll get to that.
pub fight [[spoiler: until Highlander drops a barrel on her head.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Though he initially greets Adam BattleaxeNurse: She's very brutish and harsh, and in a jovial manner upon his return, he flips out when Adam [[spoiler:discards the contract by Horrox]] book [[spoiler: drugs Timothy until he gets a stroke]].
* BlondesAreEvil: She's TheBrute
and gives very blonde.
* TheBrute: For the nursing home.
* CreepyMonotone: She always speaks in
a very arrogant BreakingSpeech to flat tone, which is off-putting.
* CrosscastRole: She's HugoWeaving in drag.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first thing we see of her is digging through Cavendish's stuff, then smacking the shit out of
him and Tilda.
while boasting that she is a nasty bitch.
* {{Expy}}: Of Nurse Ratched, whom she's directly compared to in the book.
* {{Jerkass}}: Bigoted and proud of it, Oh yeah. She's very mean to his daughter and his son-in-law, the list goes on.
patients, for starters.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: He's involved LargeAndInCharge: She's an intimidatingly large lady.
* TranquilFury: She's always like this. Perfect example when she finds Cavendish's escape group hiding out at a bar.
--> '''Nurse Noakes''': ''Ohhh....You are going to be sorry
in the slave trade and is deeply entrenched in its values.
* TheSocialDarwinist: See BreakingSpeech.
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!!Dr. Henry Goose
ways you cannot even imagine!''

!!Dermot "Dusty" Hoggins
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Goose_Henry_9696.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Dermot_Hoggins_2037.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Adam, I am a doctor. A tiger cannot change his stripes."'']][[caption-width-right:350:''"Now that's an ending that is flat and inane beyond belief!"'']]



A sinister doctor traveling alongside Ewing with no intention but to obtain his riches.

* [[BaldOfEvil Balding of Evil]]
* BeardOfEvil: A thick and bushy one.
* BigBad: Of ''The Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing''.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: You'd be surprised how well he can keep his unscrupulous demeanor hidden from everybody, including poor ol' Adam.
* DeadlyDoctor: How competent a doctor he actually is is unknown, as [[spoiler: he's poisoning Adam in order to get his hands on the latter's money]].
* DeathByAdaptation: A KarmaHoudini in the book, in the film he's killed by [[spoiler: Adam hitting him on the head with a chest]].
%%DeadpanSnarker
* EvilAllAlong: In-universe example. See EvilGloating.
* EvilGloating: He goes on a gleeful one when he reveals to Adam [[spoiler: that he had no intention of saving Adam and was just poisoning him to get his riches.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: He pretends to be an affable doctor, but when shit hits the fan he reverts to crude, racist language.
* GigglingVillain: He's certainly very giggly when [[spoiler: giving Adam the final dose of poison]].
* {{Greed}}: This quote sums it up pretty well.
--> '''Goose''': [[spoiler:''There is gold in your trunk. I want it. So I have killed you for it.'']]
* KarmaHoudini: In the book, he gets off scot-free.
* KarmicDeath: In the film. [[spoiler: He's [[DeathByMaterialism bludgeoned by the chest of coins he was willing to murder for]].]]
* LargeHam: Hanks is seems to be channeling Professor G.H. Dorr from ''Film/TheLadykillers''.
* LightIsNotGood: A name like Goose should be trustworthy. As one can note from all the tropes listed here, the good Doctor sure isn't one of them.
** Alternatively, he's a quack doctor.
* ManipulativeBastard: He stays in Adam's good graces and trust, [[spoiler: all the while slowly murdering him in order to get his hands on Adam's money]].
* NiceHat: A straw one, to be precise.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: He shares the extremely racist views common to his society.
* SickbedSlaying: [[spoiler: To Adam]].
* TheSocialDarwinist:
--> '''Goose''': ''There is only one rule that binds all people. One governing principle that defines every relationship on God's green earth: [[IronicEcho The weak are meat,]] [[ArcWords and the strong do eat.]]''
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:When Autua stands up to him right before he kills Adam, Goose's "friendly" demeanor drops and he flips out him. Later, during his tussle with Autua, he outright yells '''DIE!''' at him. Luckily, Adam kills him.]]

!!Autua
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Autua_942.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Pain strong, aye....Friends are more strong.''"]]
->'''Played By''': David Gyasi

A Moriori slave stowaway on the ship upon which Ewing travels home.

* TheAce: He is a ''very good'' sailor.
* ActualPacifist: Autua doesn't like violence. In the film, [[spoiler: when he discovers Goose's duplicity, he attacks Goose but it's Adam that does Goose in]].
* {{Badass}}: Quite strong and handy in a fight.
* BaldOfAwesome: He's bald and quite the awesome sailor.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: He saves Ewing when Goose is about to put the finishing blow on him. Just a few moments later, Ewing gains enough strength to return the favor.]]
* MadeASlave: But he eventually frees himself.
* MeaningfulName: "Autua" is a palindrome, similar to the structure of the stories in the book.
* NiceGuy: He's a hard worker, patient, moral, and loyal to Adam.
* IOweYouMyLife: To Adam, as the latter is instrumental in his self-liberation. Later flipped over its head, as [[spoiler: Ewing states he owes his life to Autua for saving him from Goose]].
* ATasteOfTheLash: His first scene is him getting brutally whipped.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Adam.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: He's never seen with a shirt on, although justified as he's a freed slave and would be used to this.

!!Capt. Molyneux
[[quoteright:208:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/captain_molyneux_9091.jpg]]

->'''Played By''': Jim Broadbent

The captain of the the sailing vessel upon which Adam Ewing is sailing to return to the United States.

* TheAlcoholic: He's always seen with a bottle in hand.
* TheCaptain: Of the ship.
* {{Jerkass}}: Like most of the characters, he shares the racist views of his society.
* PetTheDog: After seeing Autua in action, he lets him join the crew.

!!Rev. Giles Horrox
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Rev__Giles_Horrox_9274.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Creator/HughGrant

A missionary who has several slaves assisting him on his plantations.

* AffablyEvil: For a hypocritical reverand, Horrox is very polite and charming.
* BritishTeeth: Ugly, crooked, and yellowed.
* CorruptChurch: He's a corrupt minister.
* HappinessInSlavery: Fully believes in this.
%%{{Hypocrite}}
* KarmaHoudini: Never receives comeuppance for his own bigotry.
* [[BeardOfEvil Neckbeard of Evil]]: Sports one, and he's not the nicest of guys.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: A plantation owner who believes in HappinessInSlavery.
%%SinisterMinister
%%SmugSnake

!!Madame Horrox
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Madame_Horrox_4156.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Susan Sarandon

Rev. Horrox's wife.

* EveryoneHasStandards: Disagrees with her husband's views on "the ladder of civilization" and on and on his Moore's [[StrawMisogynist straw misogyny]].
* ProperLady: Very polite and charming, as expected of a minister's wife.
%%SilentSnarker
* StepfordSmiler: Her conversation at the dinner table implies that she's unhappy in her marriage.
-->'''Mme. Horrox''': ''Please'', Giles, do shut up.

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A sinister doctor traveling alongside Ewing with no intention but to obtain his riches.

psychotic English criminal-turned-author, who wants the money Cavendish earned through Hoggins' novel ''Knuckle Sandwich''.

* [[BaldOfEvil Balding of Evil]]
* BeardOfEvil: A thick and bushy one.
* BigBad: Of ''The Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing''.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: You'd be surprised how well he can keep his unscrupulous demeanor hidden from everybody, including poor ol' Adam.
* DeadlyDoctor: How competent a doctor he actually is is unknown, as
AxCrazy: He [[spoiler: he's poisoning Adam in order to get his hands on kills a man for giving him a bad review]].
%%BaldOfEvil
%%BeardOfEvil
* DisproportionateRetribution: Get a bad review? [[spoiler:Murder
the latter's money]].
* DeathByAdaptation: A KarmaHoudini in the book, in the film he's killed by [[spoiler: Adam hitting him on the head with a chest]].
%%DeadpanSnarker
* EvilAllAlong: In-universe example. See EvilGloating.
* EvilGloating: He goes on a gleeful one when he reveals to Adam [[spoiler: that he had no intention of saving Adam and was just poisoning him to get his riches.
critic.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: He pretends to be an affable doctor, but when shit hits DistractedByTheSexy: Briefly. When he sees the fan he reverts to crude, racist language.
* GigglingVillain: He's certainly very giggly when
Indian Woman (Halle Berry) in the bar, his attention is focused on her rather than what Cavendish is saying. [[spoiler: giving Adam the final dose of poison]].
* {{Greed}}: This quote sums it up pretty well.
--> '''Goose''': [[spoiler:''There is gold in your trunk. I want it. So I have killed you for it.'']]
* KarmaHoudini: In the book, he gets off scot-free.
* KarmicDeath: In the film. [[spoiler: He's [[DeathByMaterialism bludgeoned by the chest of coins he was willing
A nice little hint to murder for]].when Hoggins and The Woman meet again as Zachry and Meronym.]]
%%EvilBrit
%%[[GoodScarsEvilScars Evil Scars]]
* HotBlooded: He's very eager and loud-mouthed, and [[spoiler: flings a man off the top of a building]] for an extremely petty reason.
%%{{Jerkass}}
* KnuckleTattoos: Has them, alluding to his criminal.
* LargeHam: Hanks is seems ''I don't care what happens when I'm dead; I want people to be channeling Professor G.H. Dorr from ''Film/TheLadykillers''.
buy me book '''NOW'''''!
* LightIsNotGood: A name like Goose should be trustworthy. As one can note from all the tropes listed here, the good Doctor sure isn't one NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: In-universe. See VillainWithGoodPublicity.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: And in spite
of them.
** Alternatively,
Timothy's ''Moby Dick'' analogy, Dermot doesn't give a ''[[SirSwearsALot fuck]]'' about what happens when he's a quack doctor.
dead.
* ManipulativeBastard: He stays SirSwearsALot: Count how many times he swears in Adam's good graces his scenes. You might lose track.
** Between this
and trust, his murder of the critic, he's probably the reason why the film got a 15 rating (he's even mentioned on the DVD with his CountryMatters noted as "strong language, once very strong").
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: His book starts selling like hotcakes after
[[spoiler: all killing the while slowly murdering him in order to get critic]] and Hoggins becomes a "cult hero" by the public. Doesn't stop it from putting his hands on Adam's money]].
* NiceHat: A straw one, to be precise.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: He shares the extremely racist views common to his society.
* SickbedSlaying: [[spoiler: To Adam]].
* TheSocialDarwinist:
--> '''Goose''': ''There is only one rule that binds all people. One governing principle that defines every relationship on God's green earth: [[IronicEcho The weak are meat,]] [[ArcWords and the strong do eat.]]''
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:When Autua stands up to him right before he kills Adam, Goose's "friendly" demeanor drops and he flips out him. Later, during his tussle with Autua, he outright yells '''DIE!''' at him. Luckily, Adam kills him.]]

!!Autua
[[quoteright:350:http://static.
ass in prison, though.

!!Mr. Meeks
[[quoteright:204:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Autua_942.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cloud_atlasMrMeeks_1412.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Pain strong, aye....Friends are more strong.''"]]
[[caption-width-right:204:''"I know! I know!"'']]

->'''Played By''': David Gyasi

A Moriori slave stowaway on
Robert Fyfe

One of
the ship upon which Ewing travels home.

"inmates" at Aurora House, and a member of Cavendish's escape party who seems unable to say anything apart from "I know".

* TheAce: He CatchPhrase: "I know! I know!"
* CloudCuckooLander: Only being able to say "I know, I know!"
is a ''very good'' sailor.
only the tip of the iceberg.
* ActualPacifist: Autua doesn't like violence. EleventhHourRanger: See OOCIsSeriousBusiness.
* TheLoad:
In the film, [[spoiler: when he discovers Goose's duplicity, he attacks Goose but it's Adam that does Goose in]].
* {{Badass}}: Quite strong and handy in a fight.
* BaldOfAwesome: He's bald and quite the awesome sailor.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: He saves Ewing when Goose is about to put the finishing blow on him. Just a few moments later, Ewing gains enough strength to return the favor.
escape of Aurora House.[[spoiler:At First.]]
* MadeASlave: But he eventually frees himself.
* MeaningfulName: "Autua" is a palindrome, similar to the structure of the stories in the book.
* NiceGuy: He's a hard worker, patient, moral, and loyal to Adam.
* IOweYouMyLife: To Adam, as the latter is instrumental in his self-liberation. Later flipped over its head, as
OOCIsSeriousBusiness: [[spoiler: Ewing states When Cavendish is making a run for it, Mr. Meeks says "Don't leave me here!" Cavendish gives a look bewilderment after hearing him saying more than what he owes usually says.]]
** Later, [[spoiler: at the bar, he yells at the top of
his life lungs to Autua all the patrons in the bar for saving him from Goose]].
* ATasteOfTheLash: His first scene is him getting brutally whipped.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Adam.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: He's never seen with a shirt on, although justified as he's a freed slave
help against Nurse Noakes and would be used to this.

!!Capt. Molyneux
[[quoteright:208:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/captain_molyneux_9091.jpg]]

->'''Played By''': Jim Broadbent

The captain
the owners of the the sailing vessel upon which Adam Ewing is sailing to return to the United States.

car. They happily oblige.]]
* TheAlcoholic: He's always seen with a bottle in hand.
* TheCaptain: Of the ship.
* {{Jerkass}}: Like most of the characters, he shares the racist views of his society.
* PetTheDog: After seeing Autua in action, he lets him join the crew.

!!Rev. Giles Horrox
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Rev__Giles_Horrox_9274.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Creator/HughGrant

A missionary who has several slaves assisting him on his plantations.

* AffablyEvil: For a hypocritical reverand, Horrox is very polite and charming.
* BritishTeeth: Ugly, crooked, and yellowed.
* CorruptChurch: He's a corrupt minister.
* HappinessInSlavery: Fully believes in this.
%%{{Hypocrite}}
* KarmaHoudini: Never receives comeuppance for his own bigotry.
* [[BeardOfEvil Neckbeard of Evil]]: Sports one, and he's not the nicest of guys.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: A plantation owner who believes in HappinessInSlavery.
%%SinisterMinister
%%SmugSnake

!!Madame Horrox
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Madame_Horrox_4156.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Susan Sarandon

Rev. Horrox's wife.

* EveryoneHasStandards: Disagrees with her husband's views on "the ladder of civilization" and on and on his Moore's [[StrawMisogynist straw misogyny]].
* ProperLady: Very polite and charming, as expected of a minister's wife.
%%SilentSnarker
* StepfordSmiler: Her conversation at the dinner table implies that she's unhappy in her marriage.
-->'''Mme. Horrox''': ''Please'', Giles, do shut up.
NiceHat: Wears one.




!!Veronica
[[quoteright:132:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CAVeronica_5480.jpg]]

->'''Played By''': Amanda Walker

An "inmate" at Aurora House and a member of Cavendish's escape party.

%%TheChick
%%CoolOldLady
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only woman among the four escapees.



!!Kupaka
->'''Played By''': KeithDavid

A Maori slave owned by Reverend Horrox.

* BadassBaritone: Well, he ''is'' played by KeithDavid.
* ServileSnarker: He manages to deliver his lines sarcastically to an unsuspecting Horrox.
* SilentSnarker: Appears docile and obedient, but his facial expressions give the game away.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Though the way he refers himself is almost said mockingly.
--> '''Rev. Giles Horrox''': ''Indeed, Kupaka, you enjoy your life here with us, do you not?''
--> '''Kupaka''': ''Oh, yes, Reverend, sir. Kupaka very happy here.''


to:

!!Kupaka
!!Ernie
[[quoteright:170:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CAErnie_380.jpg]]

->'''Played By''': KeithDavid

A Maori slave owned by Reverend Horrox.

* BadassBaritone: Well, he ''is'' played by KeithDavid.
* ServileSnarker: He manages to deliver his lines sarcastically to an unsuspecting Horrox.
* SilentSnarker: Appears docile
Ralph Riach

An inmate at Aurora House,
and obedient, a member of Cavendish's escape party.

%%[[BaldOfAwesome Balding of Awesome]]
%%CoolOldGuy
* GrumpyOldMan: In the book, he's quite surly and stubborn,
but his facial expressions give the game away.
ultimately goodhearted.
* ThirdPersonPerson: TheHero: Though he also doubles as TheSmartGuy in the way escape.
* NiceHat: Wears a cap during and after the escape.
\\

!!Highlander
[[quoteright:291:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CA-TT-11859r_5853.jpg]]

->'''Played By''': Jim Sturgess

The leader of the angry Scotsmen in the pub where Cavendish and his escape party make a stop.

* BadassBoast: When [[spoiler: Mr. Meeks expalins his need for help against Nurse Noakes]],
he refers himself is almost said mockingly.
gives us this.
--> '''Rev. Giles Horrox''': ''Indeed, Kupaka, you enjoy your life here with us, do you not?''
--> '''Kupaka''': ''Oh, yes, Reverend, sir. Kupaka
'''Highlander''': ''Alright pal....We won't let ya down.''
* BerserkButton: The English.
* DeusExMachina: He helps defeat [[spoiler: Nurse Noakes]] in the massive brawl.
* HotBlooded: He's
very happy here.''

eager to pick a fight.
* ViolentGlaswegian: Directly appealed to as such, in fact, which works in saving the day.

!!Mozza, Jarvis & Eddie Hoggins
->'''Played By''': Niall Grieg Fulton, Louis Dempsey & Martin Docherty

Dermot's vicious brothers who come to Cavendish's home to collect their money.

%%AxCrazy
%%MeanBrit
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the film, we never know if they got their money back or not.



[[folder:Letters From Zedelghem (1936)]]

!!Robert Frobisher
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Frobisher_Robert_5951.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"At this point in my life all I know, Sixsmith, is that this world spins from the same unseen forces that twist our hearts."'']]
->'''Played By''': Creator/BenWhishaw

An English musician who seeks work at the home of a famed composer.

* AteHisGun: [[spoiler: His suicide]].
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: Shares the comet-shaped birthmark, on his lower back.
* BiTheWay: More interested in men than women, he still won't turn down the company of one.
* ABloodyMess: [[spoiler: Despite his attempts to avert this, it happens anyway when Sixsmith cradles his dead body]].
* DrivenToSuicide: The film opens with him announcing his suicide, although the audience doesn't know whether or not he's serious about it.
* ForegoneConclusion: [[spoiler:In the film, it opens with him saying he'll kill himself. It's not apparent whether he actually will until he goes through with it, however.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Manipulative, grandiose, feels superior to everyone, classist, generally inconsiderate about people's feelings - but also somewhat sympathetic to the lower classes, loves his brother who was killed in the war, and was horrified and {{Mercy Kill}}ed a pheasant that was badly injured when the car he was in struck it. In the closing of his final letter he notes his efforts to not traumatize [[spoiler: the people who will have to find and deal with his body]].
* LadykillerInLove: (Although he is a man killer as well.) He genuinely loves Sixsmith and [[spoiler: Eve, although her rejection of him is not the reason why he killed himself.]]
* LoveableRogue: He's very selfish and manipulative, but is genuinely charming.
%%ManipulativeBastard
* MayDecemberRomance: One-sided with [[spoiler: Vyvyan.]] Played for laughs as well.
* StarvingArtist: Near-penniless after being disinherited. When the hotel manager demands a bribe, he has nothing to offer but a few coins and Sixsmith's waistcoat.
* TitleDrop: "I call it ''The Cloud Atlas Sextet''."
* TheUnfavourite: His parents preferred his brother who died in the war.
* WaistcoatOfStyle: Its stylishness is continuously noted. It originally belonged to Sixsmith.

!!Rufus Sixsmith
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Sixsmith_Rufus_3770.jpg]]

to:

[[folder:Letters From Zedelghem (1936)]]

!!Robert Frobisher
[[folder:An Orison of Sonmi~451 (2144)]]

!!Sonmi~451
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Frobisher_Robert_5951.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Sonmi-451_1137.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"At this point in my life all I know, Sixsmith, is that this world spins [[caption-width-right:350:''"...from the same unseen forces that twist womb to tomb, our hearts.lives are not our own..."'']]
->'''Played By''': Creator/BenWhishaw

An English musician
Bae Doona

A fabricant
who seeks work is rescued from her slave-like duties at the home a fast food joint by a member of a famed composer.

futuristic rebel alliance.

* AteHisGun: [[spoiler: His suicide]].
ArtificialHuman: She's a clone.
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: Shares the comet-shaped birthmark, on his lower back.
* BiTheWay: More interested in men than women, he still won't turn down the company of one.
* ABloodyMess: [[spoiler: Despite his attempts to avert this, it happens anyway when Sixsmith cradles his dead body]].
* DrivenToSuicide: The film opens with him announcing his suicide, although the audience doesn't know whether or not he's serious about it.
* ForegoneConclusion: [[spoiler:In the film, it opens with him saying he'll kill himself. It's not apparent whether he actually will until he goes through with it, however.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Manipulative, grandiose, feels superior to everyone, classist, generally inconsiderate about people's feelings - but also somewhat sympathetic to the lower classes, loves his brother who was killed
Beneath her collar in the war, and was horrified and {{Mercy Kill}}ed a pheasant that was badly injured when the car he was in struck it. In the closing book--its reveal is symbolic of his final letter he notes his efforts to not traumatize [[spoiler: the people who will have to find and deal with his body]].
* LadykillerInLove: (Although he is a man killer as well.) He genuinely loves Sixsmith and [[spoiler: Eve, although
her rejection of him is not the reason why he killed himself.]]
freedom.
* LoveableRogue: He's very selfish and manipulative, but is genuinely charming.
%%ManipulativeBastard
* MayDecemberRomance: One-sided with [[spoiler: Vyvyan.]] Played for laughs as well.
* StarvingArtist: Near-penniless after being disinherited. When the hotel manager demands a bribe, he has nothing to offer but a few coins and Sixsmith's waistcoat.
* TitleDrop: "I call it ''The Cloud Atlas Sextet''.
ClonesArePeopleToo: In her words, "We are all purebloods."
* TheUnfavourite: His parents preferred his brother who died DoomedMoralVictor: But she knew and accepted this all along.
* ExpendableClone: For the Corpocracy.
* ExplosiveLeash: Her SlaveCollar.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: She's very calm and dignified even before her execution.
* ImportantHaircut: In the film, cutting off the colored streak in her hair that identified her as a Fabricant.
* InspirationalMartyr: Ultimately what the Union wanted her to become.
* MessianicArchetype: She is worshipped as a god by Zachry's people.
* MulticoloredHair: All fabricants have a brightly-colored streak in their hair.
* GoOutWithASmile: And a tearful one at that.
* ShesGotLegs: Even after she leaves Papa Songs's, Sonmi still wore outfits that showed off her legs.
* SciFiBobHaircut: The futuristic kind, as well as an important distinguishing feature for her idols
in the war.
book, allowing Zachry to recognize her in the orison instantly.
* WaistcoatOfStyle: Its stylishness TheStoic: Becomes progressively less stoic as her relationship with Hae-Joo grows, but culminates in her wryness with the Archivist that completely contrasts her earlier passivity with consumers.
** It
is continuously noted. It originally belonged mentioned in the novel that fabricants cannot visually express emotion very well, but still have emotions.
* TearfulSmile: A couple of times, especially when she [[spoiler: meets her end.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Starting off as a meek waitress
to Sixsmith.

!!Rufus Sixsmith
becoming a symbol of a rebellion most certainly counts.

!!Hae-Joo Im
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Sixsmith_Rufus_3770.jpg]]org/pmwiki/pub/images/Chang_Hae-Joo_7308.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"This is what we have been waiting for."'']]
->'''Played By''': Jim Sturgess

A high-ranking member of the rebel alliance known as 'Union' who rescues Sonmi~451.

* AdaptationNameChange: His surname is Chang in the film.
* AdaptationalHeroism: [[spoiler: In the book, he's ultimately part of the corporate conspiracy. Not so in the movie.]]
* {{Badass}}: Easily the biggest example in the movie, it's hard not to be very impressed by his feats especially in a film that is mostly framed around dialogue and human emotion. It's therefore not surprising that much of his stunts make up a disproprotionate amount of the trailers.
** BadassLongcoat
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's very approachable and friendly, but easily the most badass character in the film.
* BigDamnHeroes: See DisneyDeath.
* CommandingCoolness: After he saves the two of them from being arrested from Unanimity soldiers, he tells Sonmi his rank in The Union.
* CompositeCharacter: In the film, the character is a combination of Im and Chang.
* DarkIsNotEvil: He's always wearing black in the film.
* DiesWideOpen: His death.
* DisneyDeath: At first, Sonmi thinks he died after he fell of a bridge he made for the two of them. Later, he shows up to save her from being executed. [[spoiler:Not so much during Sonmi's speech, though.]]
* {{Expy}}: His appearance and combat skills owe more than a little to [[Film/TheMatrix Neo]]. This may well be intentional, as the Wachowskis also directed that one.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Chang is very friendly and helpful, but if you fight him, don't expect him to go down easily.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: While Sonmi gives her speech to the world, he and what appears to be the rest of the Union give their lives to make sure it gets across.]]
%%NiceGuy
* LaResistance: A high-ranking member of a rebel alliance.
* OneManArmy: The amount of enemies this guy can take on at once!
* ReincarnationRomance: Hinted at in the film, in which the same characters who play [[HappilyMarried Adam and Tilda Ewing]], as well as Megan's parents, play Hae-Joo and Sonmi.
* RescueRomance: In the film, with Sonmi, whom he rescues from Papa Song's.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: [[{{Badass}} While defending Sonmi from the Unanimity forces.]]
* {{Yellowface}}: Jim Sturgess as a Korean man.

!!Yoona~939
[[quoteright:158:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Yoona-939_9316.jpg]]

->'''Played By''': Zhou Xun

Rebellious fabricant that inspires Sonmi to escape her duties at Papa Song's.

* ArtificialHuman: She's a clone.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She's usually subservient like the other clones, but when one patron performs a particularly lewd act, she flips out on him. She then quotes this [[MeaningfulEcho line]] from ''The Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish''.
--> '''Yoona~939''': ''I will not be subjected to criminal abuse!''
* ClonesArePeopleToo: She believes in this, and is disgusted when she isn't treated appropriately.
* ExpendableClone: For the Corpocracy.
* ExplosiveLeash: Seer Rhee triggers her SlaveCollar when she tries to escape. She dies instantly.
* OhCrap: A silent one that lasts quite a few seconds.
* SacrificialLamb: She's killed very early on into Sonmi's story, quickly establishing the power dynamics at play in her society.


!!The Archivist
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/The_Archivst_2628.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Your version of the truth is all that matters."'']]



Frobisher's lover, to whom he writes the letters that retell his story. He also appears much older in Luisa Rey's story, having become a respected nuclear physicist.

* AteHisGun: [[spoiler: Like Frobisher, although his was a murder.]]
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: Courtesy of Bill Smoke.]]
* CoolOldGuy: In Luisa's story.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* HeKnowsTooMuch: In "The First Luisa Rey Mystery", [[spoiler: he is murdered for fear of his report on the plant getting out]].
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: In "The First Luisa Rey Mystery". [[spoiler: Bill Smoke shoots him in his mouth and puts a gun in his hand to make it look like a suicide.]]
* TheMourningAfter: It's implied that he never loved again after Frobisher.
* NiceGuy: He cares very deeply for Frobisher and is very polite, kind, and trusting to Luisa.
* NiceHat: {{Lampshaded}} by Frobisher.
--> '''Robert Frobisher''': ''Didn't think the view could be anymore perfect, until I saw that beat-up trilby. Honestly, Sixsmith, as ridiculous as that thing makes you look, I don't believe I've ever seen anything more beautiful.''
* StraightGay: Has no stereotypically camp mannerisms.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: "I believe there is another world waiting for us, Sixsmith. And I'll be waiting for you there." In the book, Frobisher meets him again as Luisa, but in the film, Ben Whishaw and James D'Arcy only play characters who either never meet or aren't in one story together, so Frobisher and Sixsmith never meet again.]]

!!Vyvyan Ayrs
[[quoteright:266:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/2099-30259_7564.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:266:''"Composing is a crusade. Sometimes you slay the dragon. Sometime it slays you."'']]

->'''Played By''': Jim Broadbent

An elderly, famous composer.

* EvilBrit: He's a {{jerkass}} who attempts to steal Frobisher's work.
* EvilOldFolks: He's also old and infirm.
* {{Jerkass}}: Insults and hurts the feelings of his guest Frobisher multiple times and then tries to take credit for his sextet.
** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: When he first hears Frobisher's composition, he's deeply moved, and there is a touching scene of them rejoicing in its beauty and you think the two will actually make a good partnership. He then indicates his intention to take full credit for the peace and blackmail Frobisher if he tries to protest.
* MaliciousSlander: To Frobisher, after the latter quits.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: Despite knowing all along that Frobisher had a scandalous background, he let him work for him anyway in order for Frobisher to come up with something brilliant that he could steal]].
* UglyGuyHotWife: His Jewish wife Jocasta clearly has a few more year left on the clock.
* StealingTheCredit: Attempts this for Frobisher's Cloud Atlas sextet.
* YouWouldntShootMe: Pulls this one on Frobisher. [[spoiler: It doesn't work.]]

!!Jocasta Ayrs
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Jocasta_2894.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Creator/HalleBerry

Ayrs' wife, who becomes Frobisher's lover during his stay.

* {{Brownface}}: Played with. The African-American Halle Berry plays the Jewish Jocasta.
* InformedJudaism: Her being Jewish only pops up once, during which Frobisher asks if [[NaziNobleman Kesselring]] could have been in love with her (as he'd introduced Vyvyan and Jocasta).
* MayDecemberRomance: She's clearly much younger than Ayrs.
* MeaningfulName: In Greek mythology, Jocasta was the wife of Laius and mother to Oedipus (Frobisher), who has an affair with her.
* TheOneThatGotAway: Implied to be this for Kesselring, due to her being a Jew and him being a Nazi.
* ToplessnessFromTheBack: In the film.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Certainly played as this, with Vyvyan appearing much older and her short appearances involve her being sensual and alluring.
* YourCheatingHeart: She has an affair with Frobisher during his stay.

!!Tadeusz Kesselring
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Tadeusz_Kesselring_2740.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"At our time of life, Ayrs, a man has no right to such daring ideas.."'']]
->'''Played By''': Creator/HugoWeaving

A German who visits Ayrs to listen to one of his melodies. Apparently has a history with Jocasta.

* AllGermansAreNazis: Understandable, given the time period. His Hitler moustache does leave little to the imagination, as well.
* [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes Even Nazis have Loved Ones]]: It's heavily implied that he has feelings for Jocasta.
* HighClassGlass: Wears a monocle.
* NaziNobleman: Is one.
* SharpDressedMan: Wears a nice suit to the dinner table.
* TokenGoodTeammate: A meta-example: he counts as one for all the iterations of the soul played by Hugo Weaving. Bit ironic, considering Tadeusz is a part of the Nazi regime.
* WickedCultured: He shows great appreciation for Ayrs's work.

to:

Frobisher's lover, to whom he writes the letters that retell his story. He also appears much older in Luisa Rey's story, having become a respected nuclear physicist.

The man interviewing Sonmi~451, who she relates her story to.

* AteHisGun: AffablyEvil: Almost bordering on NiceGuy levels. See ReasonableAuthorityFigure.
%%BaldOfAwesome
* HeelRealization:
[[spoiler: Like Frobisher, although his After hearing Sonmi's story from beginning to end, its implied he was a murder.on the receiving end of one of these.]]
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: Courtesy of Bill Smoke.** HeelFaceTurn: Possibly. [[spoiler:In a blink and you'll miss it moment, his name appears in a bible dedicated to Sonmi's philosphy read by Abbess. Additionally, when he asks Sonmi how she expects her martyrdom to change anyone's minds, she says she's already changed one, presumably encouraging him to spread her story.]]
%%NeuralImplanting
* CoolOldGuy: In Luisa's story.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* HeKnowsTooMuch: In "The First Luisa Rey Mystery", [[spoiler: he is murdered for fear of his report on the plant getting out]].
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: In "The First Luisa Rey Mystery". [[spoiler: Bill Smoke shoots him in his mouth and puts a gun in his hand to make it look
PunchClockVillain: He seems like a suicide.]]
nice, fairly reasonable guy who just happens to be working with Unanimity.
* TheMourningAfter: It's implied that ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Hears Sonmi out and despite what most of what she´s saying is borderline heresy in their society, takes her every word into careful consideration.
* TheStoic: As his job is to archive the momentous event of Sonmi's ascension,
he never loved again tries his best to be, but being young and inexperienced he often fails.
** NotSoStoic: He seems absolutely devastated
after Frobisher.
* NiceGuy: He cares very deeply for Frobisher and
Sonmi is very polite, kind, and trusting to Luisa.
done telling her tale.
* NiceHat: {{Lampshaded}} by Frobisher.
--> '''Robert Frobisher''': ''Didn't think the view could be anymore perfect, until I saw that beat-up trilby. Honestly, Sixsmith, as ridiculous as that thing makes you look, I don't believe I've ever seen anything more beautiful.''
* StraightGay: Has no stereotypically camp mannerisms.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: "I believe there is another world waiting for us, Sixsmith. And I'll be waiting for you there." In the book, Frobisher meets him again as Luisa, but in the film, Ben Whishaw and
{{Yellowface}}: James D'Arcy only play characters who either never meet or aren't in one story together, so Frobisher and Sixsmith never meet again.]]

!!Vyvyan Ayrs
[[quoteright:266:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/2099-30259_7564.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:266:''"Composing is a crusade. Sometimes you slay the dragon. Sometime it slays you."'']]

->'''Played By''': Jim Broadbent

An elderly, famous composer.

* EvilBrit: He's a {{jerkass}} who attempts to steal Frobisher's work.
* EvilOldFolks: He's also old and infirm.
* {{Jerkass}}: Insults and hurts the feelings of his guest Frobisher multiple times and then tries to take credit for his sextet.
** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: When he first hears Frobisher's composition, he's deeply moved, and there is a touching scene of them rejoicing in its beauty and you think the two will actually make a good partnership. He then indicates his intention to take full credit for the peace and blackmail Frobisher if he tries to protest.
* MaliciousSlander: To Frobisher, after the latter quits.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: Despite knowing all along that Frobisher had a scandalous background, he let him work for him anyway in order for Frobisher to come up with something brilliant that he could steal]].
* UglyGuyHotWife: His Jewish wife Jocasta clearly has a few more year left on the clock.
* StealingTheCredit: Attempts this for Frobisher's Cloud Atlas sextet.
* YouWouldntShootMe: Pulls this one on Frobisher. [[spoiler: It doesn't work.]]

!!Jocasta Ayrs
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Jocasta_2894.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Creator/HalleBerry

Ayrs' wife, who becomes Frobisher's lover during his stay.

* {{Brownface}}: Played with. The African-American Halle Berry plays the Jewish Jocasta.
* InformedJudaism: Her being Jewish only pops up once, during which Frobisher asks if [[NaziNobleman Kesselring]] could have been in love with her (as he'd introduced Vyvyan and Jocasta).
* MayDecemberRomance: She's clearly much younger than Ayrs.
* MeaningfulName: In Greek mythology, Jocasta was the wife of Laius and mother to Oedipus (Frobisher), who has an affair with her.
* TheOneThatGotAway: Implied to be this for Kesselring, due to her being a Jew and him being a Nazi.
* ToplessnessFromTheBack: In the film.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Certainly played
as this, with Vyvyan appearing much older and her short appearances involve her being sensual and alluring.
* YourCheatingHeart: She has an affair with Frobisher during his stay.

!!Tadeusz Kesselring
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Tadeusz_Kesselring_2740.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"At our time of life, Ayrs,
a man has no right to such daring ideas.."'']]
->'''Played By''': Creator/HugoWeaving

A German who visits Ayrs to listen to one of his melodies. Apparently has a history with Jocasta.

* AllGermansAreNazis: Understandable, given the time period. His Hitler moustache does leave little to the imagination, as well.
* [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes Even Nazis have Loved Ones]]: It's heavily implied that he has feelings for Jocasta.
* HighClassGlass: Wears a monocle.
* NaziNobleman: Is one.
* SharpDressedMan: Wears a nice suit to the dinner table.
* TokenGoodTeammate: A meta-example: he counts as one for all the iterations of the soul played by Hugo Weaving. Bit ironic, considering Tadeusz is a part of the Nazi regime.
* WickedCultured: He shows great appreciation for Ayrs's work.
Korean man.




!!Boardman Mephi
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Mephi_6665.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"The problem you create is a political one."'']]
->'''Played By''': Hugo Weaving

%%{{Badass}}
* BadassBaritone: Hugo Weaving natch.
* BadassLongcoat: As with most of the police forces in the Neo Soul segment.
%% InspectorJavert
%% KarmaHoudini
%%KnightTemplar
%%PunchClockVillain
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: His outfit is black and red, though using the word evil is pushing it.
%%SecretPolice
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans[=/=]TheSocialDarwinist: His "natural order" speech he gives to Sonmi reeks of this and serves as a nice echo to the words that would later - or earlier, if you go by timeline - be said Weaving's other character, Haskell Moore.
--> '''Boardman Mephi''': ''I find it intriguing to imagine that beneath these perfectly engineered features, are thoughts that terrify the whole of Unanimity. I'm not afraid of such thoughts, because I do not fear the truth. There's a natural order to this world, fabricant. And the truth is this order must be protected.''
* {{Yellowface}}: Hugo Weaving as a Korean man.




!!Seer Rhee
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Seer_Rhee_8801.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Hugh Grant

The man in charge of the fast food joint Sonmi~451 works at.

* BadBoss: Just look at what he did to Yoona.
* DirtyOldMan: He rapes Yoona early in the film.
* FatBastard: Due to running a fast food joint.
* ImAHumanitarian: Like most people, he probably didn't know that [[spoiler: soap is actually made from Fabricants.]]
%%{{Jerkass}}
* KarmicDeath: Seer Rhee likes the drinks that the Fabricants drink. [[spoiler: Hae-Joo makes him drink himself to death.]]
* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: [[spoiler: He rapes Yoona~939 early on in the film and it is not exactly an erotic scene.]]
%%{{Slimeball}}
* {{Yellowface}}: Hugh Grant as a Korean man.
* TheVoiceless: Subverted in a blink and you'll miss it moment where he gives out the usual orders to all the other fabricants.



!!The Hotel Manager
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hotel_Manager_7487.jpg]]

to:

!!The Hotel Manager
!!An-Kor Apis
[[quoteright:187:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/An-Kor_Apis_8655.jpg]]

->'''Played By''': KeithDavid

The leader of the rebel alliance Hae-Joo belongs to.

* BigGood: Of The Union.
* BadassBaritone: Again, KeithDavid. He's a very respected fighter and war hero.
* BadassInCharge: Of the Union.
* BadassLongRobe: He wears one.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He has multiple facial scars, serving as visual shorthand for his role as a grizzled war hero.
* ManInWhite: Which serves to emphasize his authority and good motivations. [[spoiler: Subverted in the book, where he's ultimately part of the corporate conspiracy]].
* MinorMajorCharacter: His scheme to create a self-aware clone in order to motivate the population kicks off Sonmi's story, although he's not seen much in it.

!!Dr. Ovid
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hotel_Manager_7487.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Dr__Ovid_2483.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Creator/HalleBerry

A scientist that helps Sonmi remove her ExplosiveLeash after her escape.

* BackAlleyDoctor: Works for LaResistance or simply doesn't ask questions. What he does is illegal anyway.
* CrosscastRole: Unless Ovid is supposed to be a very hairy and unattractive old woman.
* [[ElectronicEyes Electronic Eye]]: He has one.
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine: Wears one as a doctor.
* {{Yellowface}}: Halle Berry as a Korean man.
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!!Actor Playing Timothy Cavendish
[[quoteright:338:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1725489_3056.
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A sleazy, greedy hotel manager. Helps Sixsmith figure out that Frobisher is staying at his hotel by wearing the waistcoast he made Frobisher pay with.

%%BaldOfEvil
* {{Blackmail}}: He tells the police there's no one on the third floor so Frobisher (who is on the run) can work on his piece -- but Frobisher has to pay up.
* {{Greed}}: Frobisher has to bribe him in order to be finished with his sextet.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's... not a very nice person.
* [[BeardOfEvil Mustache Of Evil]]: Has one.
%%SmugSnake
%%{{Slimeball}}

to:

A sleazy, greedy hotel manager. Helps Sixsmith figure out that Frobisher is staying at his hotel by wearing The star of the waistcoast he made Frobisher pay with.

%%BaldOfEvil
* {{Blackmail}}: He tells the police there's no one
in-Universe film based on the third floor so Frobisher (who is on life of Timothy Cavendish.

* AsHimself: One can always speculate that
the run) can work on his piece -- but Frobisher has to pay up.
* {{Greed}}: Frobisher has to bribe him in order
actor playing Timothy Cavendish in-Universe is indeed supposed to be finished with his sextet.
Creator/TomHanks himself.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's... LargeHam: Well, he is playing Cavendish, who is quite hammy himself.
* MeaningfulEcho: "I will
not a very nice person.
* [[BeardOfEvil Mustache Of Evil]]: Has one.
%%SmugSnake
%%{{Slimeball}}
be subjugated to criminal abuse!"



[[folder:Half-Lives: The First Luisa Rey Mystery (1975)]]

!!Luisa Rey
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Rey_Luisa_3680.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Just trying to understand why we keep making the same mistakes... over and over."'']]
->'''Played By''': Creator/HalleBerry

A Spyglass columnist who gets herself in trouble when she gets a little too close to a conspiracy that may well end in nuclear winter.

* ActionSurvivor: A journalist who gets caught up in action she struggles to live through.
* ActualPacifist: Hardly ever resorts to violence.
* {{Badass}}: When she wants to. Watch in the film as she gets the best of bodyguard Joe Napier.
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: Shares the comet-shaped birthmark.
%%DeadpanSnarker
* {{Determinator}}: She never gives up on getting her hands on a copy of Sixsmith's report, as this could save several lives. She claims she would go far for journalistic integrity.
%%DoesntLikeGuns
* FollowInMyFootsteps: She became a journalist like her father, Lester Ray, whom she aspires to be like.
* HotScoop: As Hooks says in the film -- if all female journalists looked like her, he might be a bit more concerned about the women's liberation movement.
* IntrepidReporter: She'll stop at nothing to get that report, even if it means risking her life.
* RaceLift: Almost certainly, given that Luisa receives no remarks about her race in the book despite the Civil Rights Movement having only just ended, and her father was a very well respected journalist and cop to whites, which would have been impossible in his lifetime.
* [[WhatWouldXDo What Would Dad Do?]]: She asks herself this at least once in the film.

!!Isaac Sachs
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Sachs_Isaac_3136.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Fear, belief, love, phenomena that determined the course of our lives. These forces begin long before we are born and continue after we perish."'']]

to:

[[folder:Half-Lives: The First Luisa Rey Mystery (1975)]]

!!Luisa Rey
[[folder:Sloosha's Crossin' an' Ev'rythin' After (2321)]]

!!Zachry Bailey
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Rey_Luisa_3680.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Zachry_23.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Just trying to understand why we keep making [[caption-width-right:350:''"Old Uns got the same mistakes... over Smart. They mastered sick and over."'']]
->'''Played By''': Creator/HalleBerry

A Spyglass columnist who gets herself in trouble when she gets a little too close to a conspiracy that may well end in nuclear winter.

* ActionSurvivor: A journalist who gets caught up in action she struggles to live through.
* ActualPacifist: Hardly ever resorts to violence.
* {{Badass}}: When she wants to. Watch in
seeds, they make miracles and fly across the film as she gets the best of bodyguard Joe Napier.
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: Shares the comet-shaped birthmark.
%%DeadpanSnarker
* {{Determinator}}: She never gives up on getting her hands on a copy of Sixsmith's report, as this could save several lives. She claims she would go far for journalistic integrity.
%%DoesntLikeGuns
* FollowInMyFootsteps: She became a journalist like her father, Lester Ray, whom she aspires to be like.
* HotScoop: As Hooks says in the film -- if all female journalists looked like her, he might be a bit more concerned about the women's liberation movement.
* IntrepidReporter: She'll stop at nothing to get that report, even if it means risking her life.
* RaceLift: Almost certainly, given that Luisa receives no remarks about her race in the book despite the Civil Rights Movement having only just ended, and her father was a very well respected journalist and cop to whites, which would have been impossible in his lifetime.
* [[WhatWouldXDo What Would Dad Do?]]: She asks herself this at least once in the film.

!!Isaac Sachs
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Sachs_Isaac_3136.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Fear, belief, love, phenomena that determined the course of our lives. These forces begin long before we are born and continue after we perish.
sky."'']]



A nerdy scientist and co-worker of Sixsmith who falls in love with Luisa at first sight, feeling as though he's seen her before.

* {{Adorkable}}: He's very awkward around Luisa, whom he's in love with.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Blonde, {{adorkable}}, and ultimately decides to do the right thing.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler: A bomb on the plane he's on is detonated to keep him quiet about the plant failing.]]
* LoveAtFirstSight: Present more strongly in the film, where it's clear to the viewer that we're seeing [[spoiler:soul mates who'd meet again as Meronym and Zachry.]]
* NerdGlasses: Wears them as a scientist.
%%NiceGuy
* ToBeLawfulOrGood: Admits he struggles with this -- getting Luisa a copy of the report would save thousands of lives, but at the cost of his job, or worse. [[spoiler: He chooses "good," but loses his life for it]].

to:

A nerdy scientist Valleysman who helps Meronym find something that's hidden on the island where he and co-worker his tribe live.

* TheAtoner: For allowing his brother-in-law and nephew die without trying to save them.
* {{Badass}}: The best example
of Sixsmith all stories besides Hae-Joo.
** BadassBeard: He has a pretty decent one going on and when we see him as an old man, sports a pretty big and awesome one.
** BadassNative: From the indigenous populations that try to survive in Hawaii after the Fall, that is.
** TookALevelInBadass: From DirtyCoward
who falls in love with Luisa at always tried to avoid the Kona to capable {{Badass}} when he is forced to fight them.
* BaldOfAwesome: His older self.
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: In the film only--in the book, it is Meronym who has the birthmark, and is the only one of the stories' protagonists who does ''not'' appear to be the reincarnation of the previous one. Especially meaningful as towards the end of his life he insists to his children that Meronym is Sonmi reborn, which she very well could be.
* CoolOldGuy: When it cuts to him telling his story.
%%CoveredWithScars
* DirtyCoward: During the
first sight, feeling as though Kona ambush, following Old Georgie's "true-true" advices.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Old Georgie accuses him of this when
he's seen her before.

helping out Meronym.
--> '''Old Georgie''': ''You ain't let go of that rope cuz you were lustlin' for that darky sweet meat!....You judissin' your kin for a piece of '''ass'''''!
* {{Adorkable}}: He's very awkward around Luisa, whom he's in love with.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Blonde, {{adorkable}}, and ultimately decides to do the right thing.
* HeKnowsTooMuch:
EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: A bomb on He ends up escaping the plane he's on is detonated island with Meronym, goes to keep him quiet about the plant failing.an offworld colony and winds up HappilyMarried with her.]]
* LoveAtFirstSight: Present more strongly in ExactWords: The Abbess tells him never to slit the film, where it's clear to throat of a sleeping enemy. [[spoiler: So when he finds a Kona asleep in his house, he slits his throat as soon as he wakes]].
* EyePatchOfPower: He gets one of these near
the viewer that we're seeing [[spoiler:soul mates who'd meet again as Meronym and Zachry.end of his story.
* FacialMarkings: Like most people in his tribe.
* FirstNameBasis: Save for Abbess referring him by his full name when he freaks out over a dream, his last name is almost never used.
* GutturalGrowler: In his older age, Zachry has developed this.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: To Meronym, at the end.
]]
* NerdGlasses: Wears them as a scientist.
%%NiceGuy
* ToBeLawfulOrGood: Admits he struggles with this -- getting Luisa a copy
HearingVoices: Courtesy of the report would save thousands of lives, but at the cost Old Georgie.
%%MedievalStasis
* PapaWolf: Fiercely protective
of his job, or worse. niece, as she's a reminder that he could have saved her brother and father but didn't.
* ThePatriarch: He's a respected elder and his niece and sister clearly defer to him.
[[spoiler: Later, he and Meronym have several grandchildren]].
%%SanitySlippage
* ScarsAreForever: [[spoiler: The wound across his eye from the second fight with the Kona is still there in his old age]].
* TheStoryteller:
He chooses "good," tells his story and several others to a group of children gathered around a fire.
* SurvivorGuilt: [[spoiler: His sister and the rest of the tribe are killed, leaving him and his niece alive. He's more than a little unhappy about this]].
* WastelandElder: He's an elder of a post-apocalyptic tribe of people living on the Hawaiian islands.

!!Meronym
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Meronym_1229.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"All true. But they got somethin' else. A hunger in their hearts, a hunger that's stronger than all their Smart."'']]
->'''Played By''': Halle Berry

An ethnologist from the most advanced human civilization left after the Fall.

* ActionGirl: She can more than hold her own in a fight.
%%{{Ambadassador}}
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: In the book, and she's the only one of the comet-marked that isn't the protagonist of her story. In the film, the birthmark is given to Zachry.
* CoolOldLady: [[spoiler: In the epilogue.]]
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To Zachry at the end of the story.]]
* MartialPacifist: She believes in peaceful resolutions,
but loses his life for it]].will resort to violence if necessary.
* MeaningfulName: Her name means "a part of something referred to a whole".
* PerfectPacifistPeople: The Prescients are this.
* PromotedToLoveInterest: [[spoiler:With Zachry at the end.]]
* [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Sufficiently Advanced Human]]: She has all the technology required to move the plot forward.
* WomanInWhite: To emphasize her mysterious, otherworldly nature.




!!Old Georgie
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Old_Georgie_1707.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350: ''"Ain't no blade can protect you from the True-True!"'']]
->'''Played By''': HugoWeaving

If Sonmi is God to the Valleymen, Old Georgie is the devil. He is said to exist atop Mauna Kea, which is, in turn, a feared spot for the Valleymen. He appears regularly as a vision to Zachry. He is dressed in old, ruined black clothes and top hat, reminiscent of the dress worn by Adam in the opening scene of ''The Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing''. Zachry believed that Old Georgie was the one who "tripped the Fall" before being corrected by Meronym.

* [[GoodAngelBadAngel Bad Angel]]: To Zachry.
* TheCorrupter: He continuously encourages Zachry to do the wrong thing, as it's the easy way out.
* DarkIsEvil: He's dressed head to toe in black, and is pretty much the devil.
%%EvilSoundsDeep
* EvilIsHammy: Big time.
%%FemmeFatalons
* GodInHumanForm: Possibly.
* HearingVoices: How Zachry describes him.
* NiceHat: A top hat, even if it is ruined.
* ObviouslyEvil: Can't get any more obvious than green skin, black outfit, and a hideous face.
* SharpDressedMan: His battered suit is a subversion, and marks him out as a specifically post-apocalyptic version of the Devil.
* SpiritAdvisor: Of the Evil sort, naturally. [[spoiler: He eventually starts to disappear when Zachry almost stabs Meronym, and when the Kona clan are chasing after Zachry, he appears to mess with him. Zachry ignores him and he is never seen again]].
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Zachry describes his voice as like this.
* [[WallCrawl Wall Walk]]: While Meronym and Zachary are climbing a wall, he approaches Zachry with ease despite being on the vertical.

!!Abbess
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Abbess_2962.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Bridge'a'broken, hide below, Hands'a'bleedin', can't let go, enemy sleepin', don't slit that throat."'']]
->'''Played By''': Susan Sarandon

A well-regarded spiritual leader within Valleysmen.

* FacialMarkings: Has them.
* [[HighPriest High Priestess]]: She seems to function as this to her tribe, who worship Sonmi like a god.
%%TechnicolorEyes
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: We never know what happened to her after the cannibals attacked. It would be safe to assume that she died along with the rest of the villagers.]]




!!Bill Smoke
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Smoke_Bill_2933.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Creator/HugoWeaving

An assassin hired to tie up a few loose ends.

* AssholeVictim: See KarmicDeath.
* {{Badass}}: Evil he may be, but he's a very capable fighter.
** BadassLongcoat: Wears one.
** BadassInANiceSuit: Wears one too.
* BlondeGuysAreEvil: A fair-haired assassin who has it in for Luisa.
* DeadlyEuphemism: When he corners [[spoiler:Luisa and Joe]], he tells them to "enjoy your retirement".
** FamousLastWords: [[spoiler: ...Right before the "fucking wetback" whose dog he shot earlier brains him to death with a heavy pipe cudgel.]]
* EvilSoundsDeep: Per Hugo Weaving.
* TheDragon: To [[spoiler: Lloyd Hooks]].
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: Kills Sixsmith and Isaac, with the ladder's death being outright overkill.]]
* ImplacableMan: He'll stop at nothing to get his target. Especially apparent when chasing [[spoiler: Luisa and Joe]] through the Mexican lady's establishment.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Gets the crap beaten out of him by the Mexican Lady he insulted earlier. Thank you, Mexican Lady!]]
* LeaveNoWitnesses: [[spoiler: He murders Sachs by blowing up the plane and everyone on it]].
* MadBomber: [[spoiler:He leaves a bomb on board the plane Isaac was on, which not only kills him but also everyone else in the process.]]
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: [[spoiler: How he disguises the murder of Rufus Sixsmith.]]
%%PoliticallyIncorrectVillain
* ProfessionalKiller: He is one.
* PsychoForHire: A much more restrained version than most, but still counts as one.
* ShootTheDog: Literally -- tropewise it's actually a KickTheDog moment.
* TheStoic: He's always very calm and composed.
** NotSoStoic: Briefly when he's trying to find Luisa and [[spoiler: Joe]], he flips out on the Mexican woman.
--> '''Bill Smoke''': ''Shut up. '''SHUT THE FUCK UP!'''''
* TheUnfettered: Nothing will stop the guy from getting to his target. ''Nothing.''
* WeaponOfChoice: The man loves to use handguns, though he isn't above using other means as well.

!!Joe Napier
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Joe_Napier_7042.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': KeithDavid

A bodyguard of Lloyd Hooks' [[spoiler: as well as a friend of Luisa's father, hence why he saves her from Bill Smoke]].

* {{Badass}}: He's the one doing most of the fighting against [[spoiler: Bill Smoke]].
** BadassBaritone: Natural to Keith David.
** BadassMustache: Has one.
** BadassGrandpa: He was a contemporary of Luisa's father.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Due to his friendship with Luisa's dad, he pretty much turns his back against Lloyd and help her out]].
* RevolversAreJustBetter: What he uses when facing off against [[spoiler:Bill Smoke]].
%%SparedByTheAdaptation
* ScaryBlackMan: Despite ultimately being a good guy, you know when you see him that you don't want to piss him off.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: He ultimately ditches Lloyd in order to help Luisa save several lives.




!!Lloyd Hooks
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hooks_Lloyd_5784.JPG]]
->'''Played By''': Creator/HughGrant

The chief executive of Seaboard Corporation [[spoiler: and the mastermind behind the whole conspiracy, as well as the deaths of Saachs and Sixsmith]].

* BigBad: Of ''The First Luisa Rey Mystery''. He's the one pulling strings to ensure Sixsmith's report never goes public.
%%NonActionBigBad
%%CorruptCorporateExecutive
%%TheChessmaster
%%EvilBrit
%%FauxAffablyEvil
* LaserGuidedKarma: His plan to make a profit at the deaths of dozens of people comes to a stop when [[spoiler: he's exposed by Lusia and Rufus's daughter]].
%%ObviouslyEvil
%%{{Slimeball}}
%%SmugSnake
* StrawMisogynist: Claims that he doesn't take "the whole Women's Lib thing" seriously.
%%WalkingSpoiler




!!Rose
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Rose_CloudAtlas_4322.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Zhou Xun

Zachry's sister, who loses her husband during a raid by the Kona tribe.

* FacialMarkings: Has them.
* PuppyDogEyes: Her eyes are big and pleading.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: She's among the many victims of the Kona attack. Zachry is absolutely devastated at her death]].
* {{Yellowface}}: Inversion. Chinese Zhou Xun plays a (presumably) white woman.




!!Javier Gomez
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->'''Played By''': Brody Nicholas Lee

A young neighbour of Luisa Rey's who frequently hops his way onto her balcony.

* DeadpanSnarker: To Luisa.
* GenreSavvy: His extensive knowledge of crime mystery clichés helps Luisa figure out the truth. [[spoiler: In the film, he eventually submits Luisa's story to Cavendish as a novel manuscript]].

!!The Mexican Woman
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Mexican_Woman_6618.jpg]]

A lookout at a factory where illegal aliens make stuffed toys under sweatshop conditions. Luisa Rey and Joe Napier flee into the building to escape Bill Smoke.

->'''Played by''': Bae Doona

* BadLiar: Her paper-thin attempts to keep Smoke out of her building.
* BerserkButton: [[KickTheDog Shooting her dog]] and calling her a "wetback" wasn't a very wise move. [[spoiler: Bill Smoke learned it the hard way.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Angering her was not a very wise move, as she does [[spoiler: off Bill Smokes for pissing her off]].
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Kicks Smoke's ass just as it looked like Luisa and Joe were done for]].
* BrownFace: The Korean Bae Doona as a Latina woman.
* TheIllegal: Heavily implied to be one.
* InnocentBystander: It just happened to be ''her'' establishment [[spoiler: Joe and Luisa]] ran into.
** BadassBystander / HeroicBystander: [[spoiler: Sneaks behind Bill Smoke and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown bloodily beats him to death]] with a wrench.]]
* NoNameGiven: We never find out her name.


[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish (2012)]]

!!Timothy Cavendish
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Cavendish_Timothy_5759.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I will not be subjected to criminal abuse!"'']]
->'''Played By''': Jim Broadbent

A quirky English publisher, who unknowingly gets himself checked into an Old Folk's Home when on the run from the brothers of a gangster author to whom he owes money.

* BadLiar: When attempting to pay back the Hoggins family, he's shown to be one of these in his troubles.
--> '''Timothy Cavendish''': ''You heard correctly, Charles Dickens own, original, authentic writing for sixty thousand pounds. I think that's very fair.''
--> '''Other Voice over the phone''': ''But our records indicate that the desk is already accounted for by the Dickens House museum.''
--> '''Timothy Cavendish''': ''Okay. What about uh...Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's desk?''
--> [the line clicks dead]
* BowtiesAreCool: Continuously wears them throughout the film.
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: Although the book leaves it unclear as to whether he has the comet or not. Georgette called it "Timbo's Turd", and Cavendish didn't regard it as a comet, but as he is saying this while deliberately dismissing the concept of reincarnations, it's possible he willfully denies it.
* DeadpanSnarker: He always has a sarcastic quip or two at hand.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's quite politically incorrect, although most of his jerkish nature is left out of the film.
%% JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* TheLancer: Serves as one during the escape of Aurora House.
* LargeHam: He does things with flamboyance and over-the-topness.
%%LovableCoward
* MeanBrit: Even though he gets much nicer towards the end.
%%NerdGlasses
* NobleBigot: Not present in the film, and Cavendish is clearly unaware of it, but he's quite racist, sexist, classist, and xenophobic, and clearly expects the reader to agree. For example, he considers "reasonable woman" to be an oxymoron.
* OhCrap: He does a ''perfectly'' deadpan version of this when he and his compatriots can't find the keys to drive off from Aurora House.
-->'''Cavendish''': ''We're done for.''
* PluckyComicRelief: His whole storyline serves as this, and the book version is quite a bit more lighthearted when colored through Cavendish's voice than the film, which seems to almost be setting up for a horror/thriller--although there are notably more horrific things happening in the book, such as [[spoiler:Noakes' drugging Cavendish to dementia and blaming it on a stroke.]]
* YourCheatingHeart: Had an affair with Denholme's wife Georgette.

!!Denholme Cavendish
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Denholme_Cavendish_4416.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"You can't believe what people will pay to lockup their parents."'']]
->'''Played By''': Creator/HughGrant

Timothy's much wealthier brother and the person who gets Timothy locked up in the retirement house.

* DeadpanSnarker: He's very snarky towards his brother.
* {{Jerkass}}: Just look at what he does to his brother. He's also well aware that Noakes is free with physically hitting the residents and does nothing about it.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Film only--in the book, he dies an ignominious death and it's left up to question whether Denholme was going to leave his brother in the home forever.]]
%%MeanBrit
* PlayingGertrude: Hugh Grant is playing someone much older than he is.




!!Georgette
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Georgette_4223.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Creator/BenWhishaw

Denholme's younger wife.

* CrosscastRole: She's played by the male Ben Whishaw.
* YourCheatingHeart: With Timothy.



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!!Nurse Noakes
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Nurse_Noakes_2927.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I am Nurse Noakes. You do not wish to cross me!"'']]
->'''Played By''': Creator/HugoWeaving

A brutish nurse at the Old Folk's Home.

* {{Badass}}: She actually manages to hold her own in the pub fight [[spoiler: until Highlander drops a barrel on her head.]]
* BattleaxeNurse: She's very brutish and harsh, and in the book [[spoiler: drugs Timothy until he gets a stroke]].
* BlondesAreEvil: She's TheBrute and very blonde.
* TheBrute: For the nursing home.
* CreepyMonotone: She always speaks in a very flat tone, which is off-putting.
* CrosscastRole: She's HugoWeaving in drag.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first thing we see of her is digging through Cavendish's stuff, then smacking the shit out of him while boasting that she is a nasty bitch.
* {{Expy}}: Of Nurse Ratched, whom she's directly compared to in the book.
* {{Jerkass}}: Oh yeah. She's very mean to the patients, for starters.
* LargeAndInCharge: She's an intimidatingly large lady.
* TranquilFury: She's always like this. Perfect example when she finds Cavendish's escape group hiding out at a bar.
--> '''Nurse Noakes''': ''Ohhh....You are going to be sorry in ways you cannot even imagine!''

!!Dermot "Dusty" Hoggins
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Dermot_Hoggins_2037.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Now that's an ending that is flat and inane beyond belief!"'']]
->'''Played By''': Creator/TomHanks

A psychotic English criminal-turned-author, who wants the money Cavendish earned through Hoggins' novel ''Knuckle Sandwich''.

* AxCrazy: He [[spoiler: kills a man for giving him a bad review]].
%%BaldOfEvil
%%BeardOfEvil
* DisproportionateRetribution: Get a bad review? [[spoiler:Murder the critic.]]
* DistractedByTheSexy: Briefly. When he sees the Indian Woman (Halle Berry) in the bar, his attention is focused on her rather than what Cavendish is saying. [[spoiler: A nice little hint to when Hoggins and The Woman meet again as Zachry and Meronym.]]
%%EvilBrit
%%[[GoodScarsEvilScars Evil Scars]]
* HotBlooded: He's very eager and loud-mouthed, and [[spoiler: flings a man off the top of a building]] for an extremely petty reason.
%%{{Jerkass}}
* KnuckleTattoos: Has them, alluding to his criminal.
* LargeHam: ''I don't care what happens when I'm dead; I want people to buy me book '''NOW'''''!
* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: In-universe. See VillainWithGoodPublicity.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: And in spite of Timothy's ''Moby Dick'' analogy, Dermot doesn't give a ''[[SirSwearsALot fuck]]'' about what happens when he's dead.
* SirSwearsALot: Count how many times he swears in his scenes. You might lose track.
** Between this and his murder of the critic, he's probably the reason why the film got a 15 rating (he's even mentioned on the DVD with his CountryMatters noted as "strong language, once very strong").
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: His book starts selling like hotcakes after [[spoiler: killing the critic]] and Hoggins becomes a "cult hero" by the public. Doesn't stop it from putting his ass in prison, though.

!!Mr. Meeks
[[quoteright:204:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cloud_atlasMrMeeks_1412.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:204:''"I know! I know!"'']]

->'''Played By''': Robert Fyfe

One of the "inmates" at Aurora House, and a member of Cavendish's escape party who seems unable to say anything apart from "I know".

* CatchPhrase: "I know! I know!"
* CloudCuckooLander: Only being able to say "I know, I know!" is only the tip of the iceberg.
* EleventhHourRanger: See OOCIsSeriousBusiness.
* TheLoad: In the escape of Aurora House.[[spoiler:At First.]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: [[spoiler: When Cavendish is making a run for it, Mr. Meeks says "Don't leave me here!" Cavendish gives a look bewilderment after hearing him saying more than what he usually says.]]
** Later, [[spoiler: at the bar, he yells at the top of his lungs to all the patrons in the bar for help against Nurse Noakes and the owners of the car. They happily oblige.]]
* NiceHat: Wears one.
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!!Veronica
[[quoteright:132:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CAVeronica_5480.jpg]]

->'''Played By''': Amanda Walker

An "inmate" at Aurora House and a member of Cavendish's escape party.

%%TheChick
%%CoolOldLady
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only woman among the four escapees.
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!!Ernie
[[quoteright:170:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CAErnie_380.jpg]]

->'''Played By''': Ralph Riach

An inmate at Aurora House, and a member of Cavendish's escape party.

%%[[BaldOfAwesome Balding of Awesome]]
%%CoolOldGuy
* GrumpyOldMan: In the book, he's quite surly and stubborn, but ultimately goodhearted.
* TheHero: Though he also doubles as TheSmartGuy in the escape.
* NiceHat: Wears a cap during and after the escape.
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!!Highlander
[[quoteright:291:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CA-TT-11859r_5853.jpg]]

->'''Played By''': Jim Sturgess

The leader of the angry Scotsmen in the pub where Cavendish and his escape party make a stop.

* BadassBoast: When [[spoiler: Mr. Meeks expalins his need for help against Nurse Noakes]], he gives us this.
--> '''Highlander''': ''Alright pal....We won't let ya down.''
* BerserkButton: The English.
* DeusExMachina: He helps defeat [[spoiler: Nurse Noakes]] in the massive brawl.
* HotBlooded: He's very eager to pick a fight.
* ViolentGlaswegian: Directly appealed to as such, in fact, which works in saving the day.

!!Mozza, Jarvis & Eddie Hoggins
->'''Played By''': Niall Grieg Fulton, Louis Dempsey & Martin Docherty

Dermot's vicious brothers who come to Cavendish's home to collect their money.

%%AxCrazy
%%MeanBrit
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the film, we never know if they got their money back or not.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:An Orison of Sonmi~451 (2144)]]

!!Sonmi~451
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Sonmi-451_1137.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"...from womb to tomb, our lives are not our own..."'']]
->'''Played By''': Bae Doona

A fabricant who is rescued from her slave-like duties at a fast food joint by a member of a futuristic rebel alliance.

* ArtificialHuman: She's a clone.
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: Beneath her collar in the book--its reveal is symbolic of her freedom.
* ClonesArePeopleToo: In her words, "We are all purebloods."
* DoomedMoralVictor: But she knew and accepted this all along.
* ExpendableClone: For the Corpocracy.
* ExplosiveLeash: Her SlaveCollar.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: She's very calm and dignified even before her execution.
* ImportantHaircut: In the film, cutting off the colored streak in her hair that identified her as a Fabricant.
* InspirationalMartyr: Ultimately what the Union wanted her to become.
* MessianicArchetype: She is worshipped as a god by Zachry's people.
* MulticoloredHair: All fabricants have a brightly-colored streak in their hair.
* GoOutWithASmile: And a tearful one at that.
* ShesGotLegs: Even after she leaves Papa Songs's, Sonmi still wore outfits that showed off her legs.
* SciFiBobHaircut: The futuristic kind, as well as an important distinguishing feature for her idols in the book, allowing Zachry to recognize her in the orison instantly.
* TheStoic: Becomes progressively less stoic as her relationship with Hae-Joo grows, but culminates in her wryness with the Archivist that completely contrasts her earlier passivity with consumers.
** It is mentioned in the novel that fabricants cannot visually express emotion very well, but still have emotions.
* TearfulSmile: A couple of times, especially when she [[spoiler: meets her end.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Starting off as a meek waitress to becoming a symbol of a rebellion most certainly counts.

!!Hae-Joo Im
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Chang_Hae-Joo_7308.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"This is what we have been waiting for."'']]
->'''Played By''': Jim Sturgess

A high-ranking member of the rebel alliance known as 'Union' who rescues Sonmi~451.

* AdaptationNameChange: His surname is Chang in the film.
* AdaptationalHeroism: [[spoiler: In the book, he's ultimately part of the corporate conspiracy. Not so in the movie.]]
* {{Badass}}: Easily the biggest example in the movie, it's hard not to be very impressed by his feats especially in a film that is mostly framed around dialogue and human emotion. It's therefore not surprising that much of his stunts make up a disproprotionate amount of the trailers.
** BadassLongcoat
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's very approachable and friendly, but easily the most badass character in the film.
* BigDamnHeroes: See DisneyDeath.
* CommandingCoolness: After he saves the two of them from being arrested from Unanimity soldiers, he tells Sonmi his rank in The Union.
* CompositeCharacter: In the film, the character is a combination of Im and Chang.
* DarkIsNotEvil: He's always wearing black in the film.
* DiesWideOpen: His death.
* DisneyDeath: At first, Sonmi thinks he died after he fell of a bridge he made for the two of them. Later, he shows up to save her from being executed. [[spoiler:Not so much during Sonmi's speech, though.]]
* {{Expy}}: His appearance and combat skills owe more than a little to [[Film/TheMatrix Neo]]. This may well be intentional, as the Wachowskis also directed that one.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Chang is very friendly and helpful, but if you fight him, don't expect him to go down easily.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: While Sonmi gives her speech to the world, he and what appears to be the rest of the Union give their lives to make sure it gets across.]]
%%NiceGuy
* LaResistance: A high-ranking member of a rebel alliance.
* OneManArmy: The amount of enemies this guy can take on at once!
* ReincarnationRomance: Hinted at in the film, in which the same characters who play [[HappilyMarried Adam and Tilda Ewing]], as well as Megan's parents, play Hae-Joo and Sonmi.
* RescueRomance: In the film, with Sonmi, whom he rescues from Papa Song's.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: [[{{Badass}} While defending Sonmi from the Unanimity forces.]]
* {{Yellowface}}: Jim Sturgess as a Korean man.

!!Yoona~939
[[quoteright:158:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Yoona-939_9316.jpg]]

->'''Played By''': Zhou Xun

Rebellious fabricant that inspires Sonmi to escape her duties at Papa Song's.

* ArtificialHuman: She's a clone.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She's usually subservient like the other clones, but when one patron performs a particularly lewd act, she flips out on him. She then quotes this [[MeaningfulEcho line]] from ''The Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish''.
--> '''Yoona~939''': ''I will not be subjected to criminal abuse!''
* ClonesArePeopleToo: She believes in this, and is disgusted when she isn't treated appropriately.
* ExpendableClone: For the Corpocracy.
* ExplosiveLeash: Seer Rhee triggers her SlaveCollar when she tries to escape. She dies instantly.
* OhCrap: A silent one that lasts quite a few seconds.
* SacrificialLamb: She's killed very early on into Sonmi's story, quickly establishing the power dynamics at play in her society.


!!The Archivist
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/The_Archivst_2628.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Your version of the truth is all that matters."'']]

->'''Played By''': James D'Arcy

The man interviewing Sonmi~451, who she relates her story to.

* AffablyEvil: Almost bordering on NiceGuy levels. See ReasonableAuthorityFigure.
%%BaldOfAwesome
* HeelRealization: [[spoiler: After hearing Sonmi's story from beginning to end, its implied he was on the receiving end of one of these.]]
** HeelFaceTurn: Possibly. [[spoiler:In a blink and you'll miss it moment, his name appears in a bible dedicated to Sonmi's philosphy read by Abbess. Additionally, when he asks Sonmi how she expects her martyrdom to change anyone's minds, she says she's already changed one, presumably encouraging him to spread her story.]]
%%NeuralImplanting
* PunchClockVillain: He seems like a nice, fairly reasonable guy who just happens to be working with Unanimity.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Hears Sonmi out and despite what most of what she´s saying is borderline heresy in their society, takes her every word into careful consideration.
* TheStoic: As his job is to archive the momentous event of Sonmi's ascension, he tries his best to be, but being young and inexperienced he often fails.
** NotSoStoic: He seems absolutely devastated after Sonmi is done telling her tale.
* {{Yellowface}}: James D'Arcy as a Korean man.
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!!Boardman Mephi
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Mephi_6665.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"The problem you create is a political one."'']]
->'''Played By''': Hugo Weaving

%%{{Badass}}
* BadassBaritone: Hugo Weaving natch.
* BadassLongcoat: As with most of the police forces in the Neo Soul segment.
%% InspectorJavert
%% KarmaHoudini
%%KnightTemplar
%%PunchClockVillain
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: His outfit is black and red, though using the word evil is pushing it.
%%SecretPolice
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans[=/=]TheSocialDarwinist: His "natural order" speech he gives to Sonmi reeks of this and serves as a nice echo to the words that would later - or earlier, if you go by timeline - be said Weaving's other character, Haskell Moore.
--> '''Boardman Mephi''': ''I find it intriguing to imagine that beneath these perfectly engineered features, are thoughts that terrify the whole of Unanimity. I'm not afraid of such thoughts, because I do not fear the truth. There's a natural order to this world, fabricant. And the truth is this order must be protected.''
* {{Yellowface}}: Hugo Weaving as a Korean man.
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!!Seer Rhee
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Seer_Rhee_8801.jpg]]

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!!Nurse Noakes

!!Kona Chief
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Nurse_Noakes_2927.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I am Nurse Noakes. You do not wish to cross me!"'']]
->'''Played By''': Creator/HugoWeaving

A brutish nurse at the Old Folk's Home.

* {{Badass}}: She actually manages to hold her own in the pub fight [[spoiler: until Highlander drops a barrel on her head.]]
* BattleaxeNurse: She's very brutish and harsh, and in the book [[spoiler: drugs Timothy until he gets a stroke]].
* BlondesAreEvil: She's TheBrute and very blonde.
* TheBrute: For the nursing home.
* CreepyMonotone: She always speaks in a very flat tone, which is off-putting.
* CrosscastRole: She's HugoWeaving in drag.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first thing we see of her is digging through Cavendish's stuff, then smacking the shit out of him while boasting that she is a nasty bitch.
* {{Expy}}: Of Nurse Ratched, whom she's directly compared to in the book.
* {{Jerkass}}: Oh yeah. She's very mean to the patients, for starters.
* LargeAndInCharge: She's an intimidatingly large lady.
* TranquilFury: She's always like this. Perfect example when she finds Cavendish's escape group hiding out at a bar.
--> '''Nurse Noakes''': ''Ohhh....You are going to be sorry in ways you cannot even imagine!''

!!Dermot "Dusty" Hoggins
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Dermot_Hoggins_2037.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Now that's an ending that is flat and inane beyond belief!"'']]
->'''Played By''': Creator/TomHanks

A psychotic English criminal-turned-author, who wants the money Cavendish earned through Hoggins' novel ''Knuckle Sandwich''.

* AxCrazy: He [[spoiler: kills a man for giving him a bad review]].
%%BaldOfEvil
%%BeardOfEvil
* DisproportionateRetribution: Get a bad review? [[spoiler:Murder the critic.]]
* DistractedByTheSexy: Briefly. When he sees the Indian Woman (Halle Berry) in the bar, his attention is focused on her rather than what Cavendish is saying. [[spoiler: A nice little hint to when Hoggins and The Woman meet again as Zachry and Meronym.]]
%%EvilBrit
%%[[GoodScarsEvilScars Evil Scars]]
* HotBlooded: He's very eager and loud-mouthed, and [[spoiler: flings a man off the top of a building]] for an extremely petty reason.
%%{{Jerkass}}
* KnuckleTattoos: Has them, alluding to his criminal.
* LargeHam: ''I don't care what happens when I'm dead; I want people to buy me book '''NOW'''''!
* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: In-universe. See VillainWithGoodPublicity.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: And in spite of Timothy's ''Moby Dick'' analogy, Dermot doesn't give a ''[[SirSwearsALot fuck]]'' about what happens when he's dead.
* SirSwearsALot: Count how many times he swears in his scenes. You might lose track.
** Between this and his murder of the critic, he's probably the reason why the film got a 15 rating (he's even mentioned on the DVD with his CountryMatters noted as "strong language, once very strong").
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: His book starts selling like hotcakes after [[spoiler: killing the critic]] and Hoggins becomes a "cult hero" by the public. Doesn't stop it from putting his ass in prison, though.

!!Mr. Meeks
[[quoteright:204:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cloud_atlasMrMeeks_1412.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:204:''"I know! I know!"'']]

->'''Played By''': Robert Fyfe

One of the "inmates" at Aurora House, and a member of Cavendish's escape party who seems unable to say anything apart from "I know".

* CatchPhrase: "I know! I know!"
* CloudCuckooLander: Only being able to say "I know, I know!" is only the tip of the iceberg.
* EleventhHourRanger: See OOCIsSeriousBusiness.
* TheLoad: In the escape of Aurora House.[[spoiler:At First.]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: [[spoiler: When Cavendish is making a run for it, Mr. Meeks says "Don't leave me here!" Cavendish gives a look bewilderment after hearing him saying more than what he usually says.]]
** Later, [[spoiler: at the bar, he yells at the top of his lungs to all the patrons in the bar for help against Nurse Noakes and the owners of the car. They happily oblige.]]
* NiceHat: Wears one.
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!!Veronica
[[quoteright:132:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CAVeronica_5480.jpg]]

->'''Played By''': Amanda Walker

An "inmate" at Aurora House and a member of Cavendish's escape party.

%%TheChick
%%CoolOldLady
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only woman among the four escapees.
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!!Ernie
[[quoteright:170:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CAErnie_380.jpg]]

->'''Played By''': Ralph Riach

An inmate at Aurora House, and a member of Cavendish's escape party.

%%[[BaldOfAwesome Balding of Awesome]]
%%CoolOldGuy
* GrumpyOldMan: In the book, he's quite surly and stubborn, but ultimately goodhearted.
* TheHero: Though he also doubles as TheSmartGuy in the escape.
* NiceHat: Wears a cap during and after the escape.
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!!Highlander
[[quoteright:291:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CA-TT-11859r_5853.jpg]]

->'''Played By''': Jim Sturgess

The leader of the angry Scotsmen in the pub where Cavendish and his escape party make a stop.

* BadassBoast: When [[spoiler: Mr. Meeks expalins his need for help against Nurse Noakes]], he gives us this.
--> '''Highlander''': ''Alright pal....We won't let ya down.''
* BerserkButton: The English.
* DeusExMachina: He helps defeat [[spoiler: Nurse Noakes]] in the massive brawl.
* HotBlooded: He's very eager to pick a fight.
* ViolentGlaswegian: Directly appealed to as such, in fact, which works in saving the day.

!!Mozza, Jarvis & Eddie Hoggins
->'''Played By''': Niall Grieg Fulton, Louis Dempsey & Martin Docherty

Dermot's vicious brothers who come to Cavendish's home to collect their money.

%%AxCrazy
%%MeanBrit
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the film, we never know if they got their money back or not.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:An Orison of Sonmi~451 (2144)]]

!!Sonmi~451
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Sonmi-451_1137.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"...from womb to tomb, our lives are not our own..."'']]
->'''Played By''': Bae Doona

A fabricant who is rescued from her slave-like duties at a fast food joint by a member of a futuristic rebel alliance.

* ArtificialHuman: She's a clone.
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: Beneath her collar in the book--its reveal is symbolic of her freedom.
* ClonesArePeopleToo: In her words, "We are all purebloods."
* DoomedMoralVictor: But she knew and accepted this all along.
* ExpendableClone: For the Corpocracy.
* ExplosiveLeash: Her SlaveCollar.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: She's very calm and dignified even before her execution.
* ImportantHaircut: In the film, cutting off the colored streak in her hair that identified her as a Fabricant.
* InspirationalMartyr: Ultimately what the Union wanted her to become.
* MessianicArchetype: She is worshipped as a god by Zachry's people.
* MulticoloredHair: All fabricants have a brightly-colored streak in their hair.
* GoOutWithASmile: And a tearful one at that.
* ShesGotLegs: Even after she leaves Papa Songs's, Sonmi still wore outfits that showed off her legs.
* SciFiBobHaircut: The futuristic kind, as well as an important distinguishing feature for her idols in the book, allowing Zachry to recognize her in the orison instantly.
* TheStoic: Becomes progressively less stoic as her relationship with Hae-Joo grows, but culminates in her wryness with the Archivist that completely contrasts her earlier passivity with consumers.
** It is mentioned in the novel that fabricants cannot visually express emotion very well, but still have emotions.
* TearfulSmile: A couple of times, especially when she [[spoiler: meets her end.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Starting off as a meek waitress to becoming a symbol of a rebellion most certainly counts.

!!Hae-Joo Im
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Chang_Hae-Joo_7308.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"This is what we have been waiting for."'']]
->'''Played By''': Jim Sturgess

A high-ranking member of the rebel alliance known as 'Union' who rescues Sonmi~451.

* AdaptationNameChange: His surname is Chang in the film.
* AdaptationalHeroism: [[spoiler: In the book, he's ultimately part of the corporate conspiracy. Not so in the movie.]]
* {{Badass}}: Easily the biggest example in the movie, it's hard not to be very impressed by his feats especially in a film that is mostly framed around dialogue and human emotion. It's therefore not surprising that much of his stunts make up a disproprotionate amount of the trailers.
** BadassLongcoat
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's very approachable and friendly, but easily the most badass character in the film.
* BigDamnHeroes: See DisneyDeath.
* CommandingCoolness: After he saves the two of them from being arrested from Unanimity soldiers, he tells Sonmi his rank in The Union.
* CompositeCharacter: In the film, the character is a combination of Im and Chang.
* DarkIsNotEvil: He's always wearing black in the film.
* DiesWideOpen: His death.
* DisneyDeath: At first, Sonmi thinks he died after he fell of a bridge he made for the two of them. Later, he shows up to save her from being executed. [[spoiler:Not so much during Sonmi's speech, though.]]
* {{Expy}}: His appearance and combat skills owe more than a little to [[Film/TheMatrix Neo]]. This may well be intentional, as the Wachowskis also directed that one.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Chang is very friendly and helpful, but if you fight him, don't expect him to go down easily.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: While Sonmi gives her speech to the world, he and what appears to be the rest of the Union give their lives to make sure it gets across.]]
%%NiceGuy
* LaResistance: A high-ranking member of a rebel alliance.
* OneManArmy: The amount of enemies this guy can take on at once!
* ReincarnationRomance: Hinted at in the film, in which the same characters who play [[HappilyMarried Adam and Tilda Ewing]], as well as Megan's parents, play Hae-Joo and Sonmi.
* RescueRomance: In the film, with Sonmi, whom he rescues from Papa Song's.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: [[{{Badass}} While defending Sonmi from the Unanimity forces.]]
* {{Yellowface}}: Jim Sturgess as a Korean man.

!!Yoona~939
[[quoteright:158:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Yoona-939_9316.jpg]]

->'''Played By''': Zhou Xun

Rebellious fabricant that inspires Sonmi to escape her duties at Papa Song's.

* ArtificialHuman: She's a clone.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She's usually subservient like the other clones, but when one patron performs a particularly lewd act, she flips out on him. She then quotes this [[MeaningfulEcho line]] from ''The Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish''.
--> '''Yoona~939''': ''I will not be subjected to criminal abuse!''
* ClonesArePeopleToo: She believes in this, and is disgusted when she isn't treated appropriately.
* ExpendableClone: For the Corpocracy.
* ExplosiveLeash: Seer Rhee triggers her SlaveCollar when she tries to escape. She dies instantly.
* OhCrap: A silent one that lasts quite a few seconds.
* SacrificialLamb: She's killed very early on into Sonmi's story, quickly establishing the power dynamics at play in her society.


!!The Archivist
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/The_Archivst_2628.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Your version of the truth is all that matters."'']]

->'''Played By''': James D'Arcy

The man interviewing Sonmi~451, who she relates her story to.

* AffablyEvil: Almost bordering on NiceGuy levels. See ReasonableAuthorityFigure.
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* HeelRealization: [[spoiler: After hearing Sonmi's story from beginning to end, its implied he was on the receiving end of one of these.]]
** HeelFaceTurn: Possibly. [[spoiler:In a blink and you'll miss it moment, his name appears in a bible dedicated to Sonmi's philosphy read by Abbess. Additionally, when he asks Sonmi how she expects her martyrdom to change anyone's minds, she says she's already changed one, presumably encouraging him to spread her story.]]
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* PunchClockVillain: He seems like a nice, fairly reasonable guy who just happens to be working with Unanimity.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Hears Sonmi out and despite what most of what she´s saying is borderline heresy in their society, takes her every word into careful consideration.
* TheStoic: As his job is to archive the momentous event of Sonmi's ascension, he tries his best to be, but being young and inexperienced he often fails.
** NotSoStoic: He seems absolutely devastated after Sonmi is done telling her tale.
* {{Yellowface}}: James D'Arcy as a Korean man.
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!!Boardman Mephi
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Mephi_6665.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"The problem you create is a political one."'']]
->'''Played By''': Hugo Weaving

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* BadassBaritone: Hugo Weaving natch.
* BadassLongcoat: As with most of the police forces in the Neo Soul segment.
%% InspectorJavert
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* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: His outfit is black and red, though using the word evil is pushing it.
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* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans[=/=]TheSocialDarwinist: His "natural order" speech he gives to Sonmi reeks of this and serves as a nice echo to the words that would later - or earlier, if you go by timeline - be said Weaving's other character, Haskell Moore.
--> '''Boardman Mephi''': ''I find it intriguing to imagine that beneath these perfectly engineered features, are thoughts that terrify the whole of Unanimity. I'm not afraid of such thoughts, because I do not fear the truth. There's a natural order to this world, fabricant. And the truth is this order must be protected.''
* {{Yellowface}}: Hugo Weaving as a Korean man.
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!!Seer Rhee
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Seer_Rhee_8801.
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The man in charge of the fast food joint Sonmi~451 works at.

* BadBoss: Just look at what he did to Yoona.
* DirtyOldMan: He rapes Yoona early in the film.
* FatBastard: Due to running a fast food joint.
* ImAHumanitarian: Like most people, he probably didn't know that [[spoiler: soap is actually made from Fabricants.]]
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* KarmicDeath: Seer Rhee likes the drinks that the Fabricants drink. [[spoiler: Hae-Joo makes him drink himself to death.]]
* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: [[spoiler: He rapes Yoona~939 early on in the film and it is not exactly an erotic scene.]]
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* {{Yellowface}}: Hugh Grant as a Korean man.
* TheVoiceless: Subverted in a blink and you'll miss it moment where he gives out the usual orders to all the other fabricants.
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!!An-Kor Apis
[[quoteright:187:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/An-Kor_Apis_8655.jpg]]

->'''Played By''': KeithDavid

The leader of the rebel alliance Hae-Joo belongs to.

* BigGood: Of The Union.
* BadassBaritone: Again, KeithDavid. He's a very respected fighter and war hero.
* BadassInCharge: Of the Union.
* BadassLongRobe: He wears one.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He has multiple facial scars, serving as visual shorthand for his role as a grizzled war hero.
* ManInWhite: Which serves to emphasize his authority and good motivations. [[spoiler: Subverted in the book, where he's ultimately part of the corporate conspiracy]].
* MinorMajorCharacter: His scheme to create a self-aware clone in order to motivate the population kicks off Sonmi's story, although he's not seen much in it.

!!Dr. Ovid
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Dr__Ovid_2483.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Creator/HalleBerry

A scientist that helps Sonmi remove her ExplosiveLeash after her escape.

* BackAlleyDoctor: Works for LaResistance or simply doesn't ask questions. What he does is illegal anyway.
* CrosscastRole: Unless Ovid is supposed to be a very hairy and unattractive old woman.
* [[ElectronicEyes Electronic Eye]]: He has one.
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine: Wears one as a doctor.
* {{Yellowface}}: Halle Berry as a Korean man.
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!!Actor Playing Timothy Cavendish
[[quoteright:338:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1725489_3056.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Creator/TomHanks

The star of the in-Universe film based on the life of Timothy Cavendish.

* AsHimself: One can always speculate that the actor playing Timothy Cavendish in-Universe is indeed supposed to be Creator/TomHanks himself.
* LargeHam: Well, he is playing Cavendish, who is quite hammy himself.
* MeaningfulEcho: "I will not be subjugated to criminal abuse!"

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!!Zachry Bailey
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Zachry_23.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Old Uns got the Smart. They mastered sick and seeds, they make miracles and fly across the sky."'']]
->'''Played By''': Creator/TomHanks

A Valleysman who helps Meronym find something that's hidden on the island where he and his tribe live.

* TheAtoner: For allowing his brother-in-law and nephew die without trying to save them.
* {{Badass}}: The best example of all stories besides Hae-Joo.
** BadassBeard: He has a pretty decent one going on and when we see him as an old man, sports a pretty big and awesome one.
** BadassNative: From the indigenous populations that try to survive in Hawaii after the Fall, that is.
** TookALevelInBadass: From DirtyCoward who always tried to avoid the Kona to capable {{Badass}} when he is forced to fight them.
* BaldOfAwesome: His older self.
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: In the film only--in the book, it is Meronym who has the birthmark, and is the only one of the stories' protagonists who does ''not'' appear to be the reincarnation of the previous one. Especially meaningful as towards the end of his life he insists to his children that Meronym is Sonmi reborn, which she very well could be.
* CoolOldGuy: When it cuts to him telling his story.
%%CoveredWithScars
* DirtyCoward: During the first Kona ambush, following Old Georgie's "true-true" advices.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Old Georgie accuses him of this when he's helping out Meronym.
--> '''Old Georgie''': ''You ain't let go of that rope cuz you were lustlin' for that darky sweet meat!....You judissin' your kin for a piece of '''ass'''''!
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: He ends up escaping the island with Meronym, goes to an offworld colony and winds up HappilyMarried with her.]]
* ExactWords: The Abbess tells him never to slit the throat of a sleeping enemy. [[spoiler: So when he finds a Kona asleep in his house, he slits his throat as soon as he wakes]].
* EyePatchOfPower: He gets one of these near the end of his story.
* FacialMarkings: Like most people in his tribe.
* FirstNameBasis: Save for Abbess referring him by his full name when he freaks out over a dream, his last name is almost never used.
* GutturalGrowler: In his older age, Zachry has developed this.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: To Meronym, at the end.]]
* HearingVoices: Courtesy of Old Georgie.
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* PapaWolf: Fiercely protective of his niece, as she's a reminder that he could have saved her brother and father but didn't.
* ThePatriarch: He's a respected elder and his niece and sister clearly defer to him. [[spoiler: Later, he and Meronym have several grandchildren]].
%%SanitySlippage
* ScarsAreForever: [[spoiler: The wound across his eye from the second fight with the Kona is still there in his old age]].
* TheStoryteller: He tells his story and several others to a group of children gathered around a fire.
* SurvivorGuilt: [[spoiler: His sister and the rest of the tribe are killed, leaving him and his niece alive. He's more than a little unhappy about this]].
* WastelandElder: He's an elder of a post-apocalyptic tribe of people living on the Hawaiian islands.

!!Meronym
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Meronym_1229.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"All true. But they got somethin' else. A hunger in their hearts, a hunger that's stronger than all their Smart."'']]
->'''Played By''': Halle Berry

An ethnologist from the most advanced human civilization left after the Fall.

* ActionGirl: She can more than hold her own in a fight.
%%{{Ambadassador}}
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: In the book, and she's the only one of the comet-marked that isn't the protagonist of her story. In the film, the birthmark is given to Zachry.
* CoolOldLady: [[spoiler: In the epilogue.]]
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To Zachry at the end of the story.]]
* MartialPacifist: She believes in peaceful resolutions, but will resort to violence if necessary.
* MeaningfulName: Her name means "a part of something referred to a whole".
* PerfectPacifistPeople: The Prescients are this.
* PromotedToLoveInterest: [[spoiler:With Zachry at the end.]]
* [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Sufficiently Advanced Human]]: She has all the technology required to move the plot forward.
* WomanInWhite: To emphasize her mysterious, otherworldly nature.
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!!Old Georgie
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Old_Georgie_1707.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350: ''"Ain't no blade can protect you from the True-True!"'']]
->'''Played By''': HugoWeaving

If Sonmi is God to the Valleymen, Old Georgie is the devil. He is said to exist atop Mauna Kea, which is, in turn, a feared spot for the Valleymen. He appears regularly as a vision to Zachry. He is dressed in old, ruined black clothes and top hat, reminiscent of the dress worn by Adam in the opening scene of ''The Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing''. Zachry believed that Old Georgie was the one who "tripped the Fall" before being corrected by Meronym.

* [[GoodAngelBadAngel Bad Angel]]: To Zachry.
* TheCorrupter: He continuously encourages Zachry to do the wrong thing, as it's the easy way out.
* DarkIsEvil: He's dressed head to toe in black, and is pretty much the devil.
%%EvilSoundsDeep
* EvilIsHammy: Big time.
%%FemmeFatalons
* GodInHumanForm: Possibly.
* HearingVoices: How Zachry describes him.
* NiceHat: A top hat, even if it is ruined.
* ObviouslyEvil: Can't get any more obvious than green skin, black outfit, and a hideous face.
* SharpDressedMan: His battered suit is a subversion, and marks him out as a specifically post-apocalyptic version of the Devil.
* SpiritAdvisor: Of the Evil sort, naturally. [[spoiler: He eventually starts to disappear when Zachry almost stabs Meronym, and when the Kona clan are chasing after Zachry, he appears to mess with him. Zachry ignores him and he is never seen again]].
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Zachry describes his voice as like this.
* [[WallCrawl Wall Walk]]: While Meronym and Zachary are climbing a wall, he approaches Zachry with ease despite being on the vertical.

!!Abbess
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Abbess_2962.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Bridge'a'broken, hide below, Hands'a'bleedin', can't let go, enemy sleepin', don't slit that throat."'']]
->'''Played By''': Susan Sarandon

A well-regarded spiritual leader within Valleysmen.

* FacialMarkings: Has them.
* [[HighPriest High Priestess]]: She seems to function as this to her tribe, who worship Sonmi like a god.
%%TechnicolorEyes
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: We never know what happened to her after the cannibals attacked. It would be safe to assume that she died along with the rest of the villagers.]]
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!!Rose
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Rose_CloudAtlas_4322.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Zhou Xun

Zachry's sister, who loses her husband during a raid by the Kona tribe.

* FacialMarkings: Has them.
* PuppyDogEyes: Her eyes are big and pleading.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: She's among the many victims of the Kona attack. Zachry is absolutely devastated at her death]].
* {{Yellowface}}: Inversion. Chinese Zhou Xun plays a (presumably) white woman.
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!!Kona Chief
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Kona_Chief_8332.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Hugh Grant
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A lawyer travelling across the Pacific to get to San Fransisco before his illness ends him. His journal makes up the first and last chapters of the book.

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A lawyer travelling traveling across the Pacific to get to San Fransisco before his illness ends him. His journal makes up the first and last chapters of the book.



* BreakingSpeech:
--> '''Haskell More''': ''There is a natural order to this world, and those who try to upend it do not fare well. This movement will never survive; if you join them, you and your entire family will be shunned. At best, you will exist a pariah to be spat at and beaten-at worst, to be lynched or crucified. And for what? For what? No matter what you do it will never amount to anything more than a single drop in a limitless ocean.''

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* BreakingSpeech:
--> '''Haskell
BreakingSpeech: Tries giving one to Adam, whose [[ShutUpHannibal response]] shows that it doesn't quite work:
-->'''Haskell
More''': ''There is a natural order to this world, and those who try to upend it do not fare well. This movement will never survive; if you join them, you and your entire family will be shunned. At best, you will exist a pariah to be spat at and beaten-at worst, to be lynched or crucified. And for what? For what? No matter what you do it will never amount to anything more than a single drop in a limitless ocean.''''\\
'''Adam Ewing''': ''[[ShutUpHannibal What is an ocean but a multitude of drops?]]''



!!Dr Henry Goose

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!!Dr !!Dr. Henry Goose



A sinister doctor, travelling alongside Ewing with no intention but to obtain his riches, [[spoiler: even if he has to poison him for them]].

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A sinister doctor, travelling doctor traveling alongside Ewing with no intention but to obtain his riches, [[spoiler: even if he has to poison him for them]].
riches.



* DeadpanSnarker

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* DeadpanSnarker%%DeadpanSnarker



* SparedByTheAdaptation

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* SparedByTheAdaptation%%SparedByTheAdaptation



** NonActionBigBad

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** NonActionBigBad%%NonActionBigBad




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* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler:When Goose is strangling Autua, Adam gains enough strength to kill Goose.]]

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: In film only. [[spoiler:When Goose is strangling Autua, Adam gains enough strength to kill Goose.]]
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* AbusiveParents:Implied, judging by the comments by Tilda.

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* AbusiveParents:Implied, AbusiveParents: Implied, judging by the comments by Tilda.



--> '''Goose''':[[spoiler: ''There is gold in your trunk. I want it. So I have killed you for it.'']]

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--> '''Goose''':[[spoiler: ''There '''Goose''': [[spoiler:''There is gold in your trunk. I want it. So I have killed you for it.'']]



* PlayingAgainstType: One of the only villains Creator/TomHanks has ever played, but not the only one he plays in the film!



--> '''Goose''':''There is only one rule that binds all people. One governing principle that defines every relationship on God's green earth: [[IronicEcho The weak are meat,]] [[ArcWords and the strong do eat.]]''

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--> '''Goose''':''There '''Goose''': ''There is only one rule that binds all people. One governing principle that defines every relationship on God's green earth: [[IronicEcho The weak are meat,]] [[ArcWords and the strong do eat.]]''



* BadassBaritone: Well he ''is'' played by KeithDavid.

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* BadassBaritone: Well Well, he ''is'' played by KeithDavid.



* {{Jerkass}}: He's...not a very nice person.

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* {{Jerkass}}: He's... not a very nice person.



* ActingForTwo: This applies to just about every character in the film, but this one is not as noticable: Lee also plays Zachry's nephew in the 2321 storyline.



* ActorAllusion: Creator/HugoWeaving [[TheAdventuresOfPriscillaQueenOfTheDesert in drag]].



* ActingForTwo: Again, this is one of the more "hidden" examples in the film: Robert Fyfe also plays a crewmember on the ship in Adam Ewing's story.



* TheHero: Though he also doubles as TheSmartGuy as well in the escape.

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* TheHero: Though he also doubles as TheSmartGuy as well in the escape.



A high-ranking member of the rebel alliance known as 'Union' who rescues Sonmi-451.

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A high-ranking member of the rebel alliance known as 'Union' who rescues Sonmi-451.
Sonmi~451.



!!Yoona ~939

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!!Yoona ~939!!Yoona~939



The man interviewing Sonmi-451, who she relates her story to.

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The man interviewing Sonmi-451, Sonmi~451, who she relates her story to.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Hears Somni out and despite what most of what she´s saying is borderline heresy in their society, takes her every word into careful consideration.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Hears Somni Sonmi out and despite what most of what she´s saying is borderline heresy in their society, takes her every word into careful consideration.



* RedandBlackAndEvilAllOver: His outfit is black and red, though using the word evil is pushing it.

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* RedandBlackAndEvilAllOver: RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: His outfit is black and red, though using the word evil is pushing it.



The man in charge of the fast food joint Sonmi-451 works at.

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The man in charge of the fast food joint Sonmi-451 Sonmi~451 works at.



* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: [[spoiler: He rapes Yoona ~939 early on in the film and it is not exactly an erotic scene.]]

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* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: [[spoiler: He rapes Yoona ~939 Yoona~939 early on in the film and it is not exactly an erotic scene.]]



[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Kona_Chief_8332.jpg].]

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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Kona_Chief_8332.jpg].]jpg]]
15th Jul '14 2:20:47 AM MikMan
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* CrosscastRole: She's played by the female Ben Whishaw.

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* CrosscastRole: She's played by the female male Ben Whishaw.
21st May '14 9:30:47 AM Synchronicity
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Pain strong, aye....Friends are more strong.''"]]




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[[caption-width-right:266:''"Composing is a crusade. Sometimes you slay the dragon. Sometime it slays you."'']]



* FacialMarkings
* [[HighPriest High Priestess]]
* TechnicolorEyes

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* FacialMarkings
FacialMarkings: Has them.
* [[HighPriest High Priestess]]
* TechnicolorEyes
Priestess]]: She seems to function as this to her tribe, who worship Sonmi like a god.
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* FacialMarkings
* PuppyDogEyes

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* FacialMarkings
FacialMarkings: Has them.
* PuppyDogEyesPuppyDogEyes: Her eyes are big and pleading.



* {{Yellowface}}: Inversion. Chinese Zhou Xun plays a (presumably) white woman.



[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Kona_Chief_8332.jpg]]

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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Kona_Chief_8332.jpg]]jpg].]



* AsskickingEqualsAuthority
* BarbarianTribe

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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority
AsskickingEqualsAuthority: The most powerful Kona warrior and their leader.
* BarbarianTribeBarbarianTribe: Leads the cannibalistic Konas.



* BloodLust
* CannibalTribe

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%%BloodLust
* BloodLust
* CannibalTribe
CannibalTribe: See above.



* KnifeNut
* KubrickStare
* ObviouslyEvil: Seriously. Just ''look'' at this guy.
* RapePillageAndBurn
* TheSavageIndian

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* KnifeNut
* KubrickStare
* ObviouslyEvil:
%%KnifeNut
%%KubrickStare
%%ObviouslyEvil:
Seriously. Just ''look'' at this guy.
* RapePillageAndBurn
* TheSavageIndian
%%RapePillageAndBurn
%%TheSavageIndian



* TribalFacePaint
* TheVoiceless

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%%TribalFacePaint
* TribalFacePaint
* TheVoiceless
TheVoiceless: He doesn't have a single line.
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* ShutUpHannibal: To Haskell Moore.

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* ShutUpHannibal: To Haskell Moore.



* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Father]]: Implied, judging by the comments by Tilda.

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* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Father]]: Implied, AbusiveParents:Implied, judging by the comments by Tilda.Tilda.
* BreakingSpeech:
--> '''Haskell More''': ''There is a natural order to this world, and those who try to upend it do not fare well. This movement will never survive; if you join them, you and your entire family will be shunned. At best, you will exist a pariah to be spat at and beaten-at worst, to be lynched or crucified. And for what? For what? No matter what you do it will never amount to anything more than a single drop in a limitless ocean.''



* FauxAffablyEvil: Though he initially greets Adam in a jovial manner upon his return, he flips out when Adam [[spoiler:discards the contract by Horrox]] and gives a very arrogant HannibalLecture to him and Tilda.
* HannibalLecture:
--> '''Haskell More''': ''There is a natural order to this world, and those who try to upend it do not fare well. This movement will never survive; if you join them, you and your entire family will be shunned. At best, you will exist a pariah to be spat at and beaten-at worst, to be lynched or crucified. And for what? For what? No matter what you do it will never amount to anything more than a single drop in a limitless ocean.''
--> '''Adam Ewing''': ''[[ShutUpHannibal What is an ocean but a multitude of drops?]]''

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Though he initially greets Adam in a jovial manner upon his return, he flips out when Adam [[spoiler:discards the contract by Horrox]] and gives a very arrogant HannibalLecture BreakingSpeech to him and Tilda.
* HannibalLecture:
--> '''Haskell More''': ''There is a natural order to this world, and those who try to upend it do not fare well. This movement will never survive; if you join them, you and your entire family will be shunned. At best, you will exist a pariah to be spat at and beaten-at worst, to be lynched or crucified. And for what? For what? No matter what you do it will never amount to anything more than a single drop in a limitless ocean.''
--> '''Adam Ewing''': ''[[ShutUpHannibal What is an ocean but a multitude of drops?]]''
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* TheSocialDarwinist: See HannibalLecture.

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* TheSocialDarwinist: See HannibalLecture.BreakingSpeech.
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* BirthmarkOfDestiny: He has the comet-shaped birthmark all the protagonists share.
* BodyHorror: His infection.

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* BirthmarkOfDestiny: He has the comet-shaped birthmark all the protagonists share.
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* BodyHorror: His infection.infection by a parasitic worm.



* {{Fainting}}: The heat and the sight of Autua getting whipped get to him.
* HappilyMarried: To his wife, Tilda.



* IOweYouMyLife: Autua feels indebted to him for aiding in his liberation. [[spoiler: Later, Adam's gratitude for Autua saving him from Goose is what spurs him to join an abolitionist movement]].



* CallingTheOldManOut: To her father.



* CallingTheOldManOut
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]

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* CallingTheOldManOut
HappilyMarried: To Adam.
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]Girl]]: A patient, loving wife willing to stand up for what is right.



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* DeadpanSnarker

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* DeadpanSnarkerDeathByAdaptation: A KarmaHoudini in the book, in the film he's killed by [[spoiler: Adam hitting him on the head with a chest]].
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* EvilGloating: He goes on a gleeful one when he reveals to Adam [[spoiler: that he had no intention of saving Adam and was just poisining him to get his riches.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil
* GigglingVillain

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* EvilGloating: He goes on a gleeful one when he reveals to Adam [[spoiler: that he had no intention of saving Adam and was just poisining poisoning him to get his riches.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil
FauxAffablyEvil: He pretends to be an affable doctor, but when shit hits the fan he reverts to crude, racist language.
* GigglingVillainGigglingVillain: He's certainly very giggly when [[spoiler: giving Adam the final dose of poison]].



* KarmaHoudini: In the book.

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* KarmaHoudini: In the book.book, he gets off scot-free.



* ManipulativeBastard

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** Alternatively, he's a quack doctor.
* ManipulativeBastardManipulativeBastard: He stays in Adam's good graces and trust, [[spoiler: all the while slowly murdering him in order to get his hands on Adam's money]].



* ActualPacifist
* {{Badass}}
* BaldOfAwesome

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* ActualPacifist
ActualPacifist: Autua doesn't like violence. In the film, [[spoiler: when he discovers Goose's duplicity, he attacks Goose but it's Adam that does Goose in]].
* {{Badass}}
{{Badass}}: Quite strong and handy in a fight.
* BaldOfAwesomeBaldOfAwesome: He's bald and quite the awesome sailor.



* NiceGuy

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* NiceGuyNiceGuy: He's a hard worker, patient, moral, and loyal to Adam.



* ATasteOfTheLash: His first scene is him getting brutally whipped.



* TheAlcoholic
* TheCaptain
* {{Jerkass}}

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* TheAlcoholic
TheAlcoholic: He's always seen with a bottle in hand.
* TheCaptain
TheCaptain: Of the ship.
* {{Jerkass}}{{Jerkass}}: Like most of the characters, he shares the racist views of his society.



* BritishTeeth
* CorruptChurch

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* BritishTeeth
BritishTeeth: Ugly, crooked, and yellowed.
* CorruptChurchCorruptChurch: He's a corrupt minister.



* {{Hypocrite}}
* KarmaHoudini
* [[BeardOfEvil Neckbeard of Evil]]
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain
* SinisterMinister
* SmugSnake

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* {{Hypocrite}}
* KarmaHoudini
KarmaHoudini: Never receives comeuppance for his own bigotry.
* [[BeardOfEvil Neckbeard of Evil]]
Evil]]: Sports one, and he's not the nicest of guys.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain
* SinisterMinister
* SmugSnake
PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: A plantation owner who believes in HappinessInSlavery.
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* EveryoneHasStandards
* SilentSnarker
* StepfordSmiler

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* EveryoneHasStandards
EveryoneHasStandards: Disagrees with her husband's views on "the ladder of civilization" and on and on his Moore's [[StrawMisogynist straw misogyny]].
* SilentSnarker
ProperLady: Very polite and charming, as expected of a minister's wife.
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* StepfordSmilerStepfordSmiler: Her conversation at the dinner table implies that she's unhappy in her marriage.
-->'''Mme. Horrox''': ''Please'', Giles, do shut up.



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* SilentSnarker

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* SilentSnarkerServileSnarker: He manages to deliver his lines sarcastically to an unsuspecting Horrox.
* SilentSnarker: Appears docile and obedient, but his facial expressions give the game away.



->'''Played By''': BenWhishaw

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->'''Played By''': BenWhishaw
Creator/BenWhishaw



* BirthmarkOfDestiny

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* BirthmarkOfDestinyBirthmarkOfDestiny: Shares the comet-shaped birthmark, on his lower back.



* LoveableRogue
* ManipulativeBastard

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* LoveableRogue
* ManipulativeBastard
LoveableRogue: He's very selfish and manipulative, but is genuinely charming.
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* StarvingArtist

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* StarvingArtistStarvingArtist: Near-penniless after being disinherited. When the hotel manager demands a bribe, he has nothing to offer but a few coins and Sixsmith's waistcoat.



* TheUnfavourite: His parents preferred his brother who died in the war.



* StraightGay

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* StraightGayStraightGay: Has no stereotypically camp mannerisms.



* EvilBrit
* EvilOldFolks

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* EvilBrit
EvilBrit: He's a {{jerkass}} who attempts to steal Frobisher's work.
* EvilOldFolksEvilOldFolks: He's also old and infirm.



* TheOneThatGotAway: Implied to be this for Kesselring, due to her being a Jew and him being a Nazi.



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* ActorAllusion: HugoWeaving playing a [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger German]].
** His suit also looks a bit [[Film/TheMatrix Agent Smith-ish]] as well.



* NaziNobleman
* SharpDressedMan

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* NaziNobleman
NaziNobleman: Is one.
* SharpDressedManSharpDressedMan: Wears a nice suit to the dinner table.



** WickedCultured

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** WickedCultured* WickedCultured: He shows great appreciation for Ayrs's work.



* BaldOfEvil

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* BaldOfEvil%%BaldOfEvil



* {{Greed}}
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[BeardOfEvil Mustache Of Evil]]
* SmugSnake
* {{Slimeball}}

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* {{Greed}}
{{Greed}}: Frobisher has to bribe him in order to be finished with his sextet.
* {{Jerkass}}
{{Jerkass}}: He's...not a very nice person.
* [[BeardOfEvil Mustache Of Evil]]
* SmugSnake
* {{Slimeball}}
Evil]]: Has one.
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* ActionSurvivor
* ActualPacifist

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* ActionSurvivor
ActionSurvivor: A journalist who gets caught up in action she struggles to live through.
* ActualPacifistActualPacifist: Hardly ever resorts to violence.



* BirthmarkOfDestiny

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* BirthmarkOfDestinyBirthmarkOfDestiny: Shares the comet-shaped birthmark.



* {{Determinator}}
* DoesntLikeGuns

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* {{Determinator}}
{{Determinator}}: She never gives up on getting her hands on a copy of Sixsmith's report, as this could save several lives. She claims she would go far for journalistic integrity.
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* DoesntLikeGunsFollowInMyFootsteps: She became a journalist like her father, Lester Ray, whom she aspires to be like.



* IntrepidReporter

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* IntrepidReporterIntrepidReporter: She'll stop at nothing to get that report, even if it means risking her life.



* [[WhatWouldXDo What Would Dad Do?]]

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* [[WhatWouldXDo What Would Dad Do?]]
Do?]]: She asks herself this at least once in the film.



* {{Adorkable}}
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold

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* {{Adorkable}}
{{Adorkable}}: He's very awkward around Luisa, whom he's in love with.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGoldHairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Blonde, {{adorkable}}, and ultimately decides to do the right thing.



* NerdGlasses
* NiceGuy

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* NerdGlasses
NerdGlasses: Wears them as a scientist.
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* NiceGuyToBeLawfulOrGood: Admits he struggles with this -- getting Luisa a copy of the report would save thousands of lives, but at the cost of his job, or worse. [[spoiler: He chooses "good," but loses his life for it]].



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An assassin hired by [[spoiler: CorruptCorporateExecutive Lloyd Hooks]] to tie up a few loose ends.

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An assassin hired by [[spoiler: CorruptCorporateExecutive Lloyd Hooks]] to tie up a few loose ends.



* {{Badass}}
** BadassLongcoat
** BadassInANiceSuit
* BlondeGuysAreEvil
* DeadlyEuphemism: When he corners [[spoiler:Lusia and Joe]], he tells them to "enjoy your retirement".

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* {{Badass}}
{{Badass}}: Evil he may be, but he's a very capable fighter.
** BadassLongcoat
BadassLongcoat: Wears one.
** BadassInANiceSuit
BadassInANiceSuit: Wears one too.
* BlondeGuysAreEvil
BlondeGuysAreEvil: A fair-haired assassin who has it in for Luisa.
* DeadlyEuphemism: When he corners [[spoiler:Lusia [[spoiler:Luisa and Joe]], he tells them to "enjoy your retirement".



* EvilSoundsDeep

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* EvilSoundsDeepEvilSoundsDeep: Per Hugo Weaving.



* ImplacableMan

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* ImplacableManImplacableMan: He'll stop at nothing to get his target. Especially apparent when chasing [[spoiler: Luisa and Joe]] through the Mexican lady's establishment.



* LeaveNoWitnesses

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* LeaveNoWitnessesLeaveNoWitnesses: [[spoiler: He murders Sachs by blowing up the plane and everyone on it]].



* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain
* ProfessionalKiller

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain
* ProfessionalKiller
ProfessionalKiller: He is one.



* TheStoic

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* TheStoicTheStoic: He's always very calm and composed.



* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** BadassMustache
** BadassGrandpa
* CoolOldGuy

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* {{Badass}}
{{Badass}}: He's the one doing most of the fighting against [[spoiler: Bill Smoke]].
** BadassBaritone
BadassBaritone: Natural to Keith David.
** BadassMustache
BadassMustache: Has one.
** BadassGrandpa
* CoolOldGuy
BadassGrandpa: He was a contemporary of Luisa's father.



* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight

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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRightScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: He ultimately ditches Lloyd in order to help Luisa save several lives.



* BigBad: Of ''The First Luisa Rey Mystery''.

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* BigBad: Of ''The First Luisa Rey Mystery''. He's the one pulling strings to ensure Sixsmith's report never goes public.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* TheChessmaster
* EvilBrit
* FauxAffablyEvil

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* TheChessmaster
* EvilBrit
* FauxAffablyEvil
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* ObviouslyEvil
* {{Slimeball}}
* SmugSnake

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* ObviouslyEvil
* {{Slimeball}}
* SmugSnake
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* WalkingSpoiler

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* WalkingSpoiler
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* DeadpanSnarker

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* DeadpanSnarkerDeadpanSnarker: To Luisa.



* BadLiar

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* BadLiarBadLiar: Her paper-thin attempts to keep Smoke out of her building.



* BewareTheNiceOnes

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* BewareTheNiceOnesBewareTheNiceOnes: Angering her was not a very wise move, as she does [[spoiler: off Bill Smokes for pissing her off]].



* FakeNationality
* TheIllegal
* InnocentBystander

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* FakeNationality
TheIllegal: Heavily implied to be one.
* TheIllegal
* InnocentBystander
InnocentBystander: It just happened to be ''her'' establishment [[spoiler: Joe and Luisa]] ran into.



* BadLiar: When attempting to pay back The Hoggins family, he's shown to be one of these in his troubles.

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* BadLiar: When attempting to pay back The the Hoggins family, he's shown to be one of these in his troubles.



* BowtiesAreCool

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* BowtiesAreCoolBowtiesAreCool: Continuously wears them throughout the film.



* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold

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* DeadpanSnarker
DeadpanSnarker: He always has a sarcastic quip or two at hand.
* {{Jerkass}}
**
{{Jerkass}}: He's quite politically incorrect, although most of his jerkish nature is left out of the film.
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* LargeHam
* LovableCoward

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* LargeHam
* LovableCoward
LargeHam: He does things with flamboyance and over-the-topness.
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* NerdGlasses

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* NerdGlasses%%NerdGlasses



* DeadpanSnarker

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* DeadpanSnarkerDeadpanSnarker: He's very snarky towards his brother.



* MeanBrit
* PlayingGertrude

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* MeanBrit
* PlayingGertrude
PlayingGertrude: Hugh Grant is playing someone much older than he is.



->'''Played By''': Ben Whishaw

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->'''Played By''': Ben Whishaw
Creator/BenWhishaw



* CrosscastRole

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* CrosscastRoleCrosscastRole: She's played by the female Ben Whishaw.



->'''Played By''': HugoWeaving

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* ActorAllusion: HugoWeaving [[TheAdventuresOfPriscillaQueenOfTheDesert in drag]].
* {{Badass}}: She actually manages to hold her own in the pub fight [[spoiler: until Highlander drops a barell on her head.]]
* BattleaxeNurse
* BlondesAreEvil
* TheBrute
* CreepyMonotone

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* ActorAllusion: HugoWeaving Creator/HugoWeaving [[TheAdventuresOfPriscillaQueenOfTheDesert in drag]].
* {{Badass}}: She actually manages to hold her own in the pub fight [[spoiler: until Highlander drops a barell barrel on her head.]]
* BattleaxeNurse
BattleaxeNurse: She's very brutish and harsh, and in the book [[spoiler: drugs Timothy until he gets a stroke]].
* BlondesAreEvil
BlondesAreEvil: She's TheBrute and very blonde.
* TheBrute
TheBrute: For the nursing home.
* CreepyMonotoneCreepyMonotone: She always speaks in a very flat tone, which is off-putting.



* {{Jerkass}}: Oh yeah.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Oh yeah. She's very mean to the patients, for starters.



* AxCrazy
* BaldOfEvil
* BeardOfEvil

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* AxCrazy
* BaldOfEvil
* BeardOfEvil
AxCrazy: He [[spoiler: kills a man for giving him a bad review]].
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* EvilBrit
* [[GoodScarsEvilScars Evil Scars]]
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}
* KnuckleTattoos

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* EvilBrit
* [[GoodScarsEvilScars
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* HotBlooded
HotBlooded: He's very eager and loud-mouthed, and [[spoiler: flings a man off the top of a building]] for an extremely petty reason.
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* {{Jerkass}}
* KnuckleTattoos
KnuckleTattoos: Has them, alluding to his criminal.



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* CloudCuckooLander

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* CloudCuckooLanderCloudCuckooLander: Only being able to say "I know, I know!" is only the tip of the iceberg.



** Later, [[spoiler: at the bar, he yells at the top of his lungs to all the patrons in the bar for help against Nurse Noaks and the owners of the car. They happily oblige.]]
* NiceHat

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** Later, [[spoiler: at the bar, he yells at the top of his lungs to all the patrons in the bar for help against Nurse Noaks Noakes and the owners of the car. They happily oblige.]]
* NiceHatNiceHat: Wears one.



* TheChick
* CoolOldLady
* TheSmurfettePrinciple

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* TheChick
* CoolOldLady
* TheSmurfettePrinciple
TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only woman among the four escapees.



* [[BaldOfAwesome Balding of Awesome]]
* CoolOldGuy

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* [[BaldOfAwesome %%[[BaldOfAwesome Balding of Awesome]]
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* BerserkButton

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* BerserkButtonBerserkButton: The English.



* HotBlooded

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* HotBloodedHotBlooded: He's very eager to pick a fight.



* AxCrazy
* MeanBrit

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* AxCrazy
* MeanBrit
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* ArtificialHuman

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* ArtificialHumanArtificialHuman: She's a clone.



* FaceDeathWithDignity

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* FaceDeathWithDignityFaceDeathWithDignity: She's very calm and dignified even before her execution.



* BewareTheNiceOnes

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* BewareTheNiceOnesBewareTheNiceOnes: He's very approachable and friendly, but easily the most badass character in the film.



* CommandingCoolness: After he saves the two of them from being arrested from Unanimity soldiers, He tells Sonmi his rank in The Union.

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* CommandingCoolness: After he saves the two of them from being arrested from Unanimity soldiers, He he tells Sonmi his rank in The Union.



* DarkIsNotEvil
* DiesWideOpen

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* DarkIsNotEvil
DarkIsNotEvil: He's always wearing black in the film.
* DiesWideOpenDiesWideOpen: His death.



* {{Expy}}: His appearance and combat skills owe more than a little to [[Film/TheMatrix Neo]]. This may well be intentional, as the Wachowskis also directed that one.



* NiceGuy
* LaResistance

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* LaResistance
LaResistance: A high-ranking member of a rebel alliance.



* ArtificialHuman

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* ArtificialHumanArtificialHuman: She's a clone.



* ClonesArePeopleToo

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* ClonesArePeopleTooClonesArePeopleToo: She believes in this, and is disgusted when she isn't treated appropriately.



* SacrificialLamb


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* SacrificialLamb

SacrificialLamb: She's killed very early on into Sonmi's story, quickly establishing the power dynamics at play in her society.




* BaldOfAwesome

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* BaldOfAwesome%%BaldOfAwesome



* NeuralImplanting
* PunchClockVillain

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* NeuralImplanting
* PunchClockVillain
PunchClockVillain: He seems like a nice, fairly reasonable guy who just happens to be working with Unanimity.



* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone: Hugo Weaving natch.
** BadassLongcoat: As with most of the police forces in the Neo Soul segment.
* InspectorJavert
* KarmaHoudini
* KnightTemplar
* PunchClockVillain
* RedandBlackAndEvilAllOver: Though using the word evil is pushing it.
* SecretPolice
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans[=/=]TheSocialDarwinist: His "natural order" speech he gives to Sonmi reeks of this and serves as a nice echo to the words that would latter - or earlier, if you go by timeline - be said Weaving's other character, Haskell Moore.

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** * BadassLongcoat: As with most of the police forces in the Neo Soul segment.
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* PunchClockVillain
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* RedandBlackAndEvilAllOver: Though His outfit is black and red, though using the word evil is pushing it.
* SecretPolice
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* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans[=/=]TheSocialDarwinist: His "natural order" speech he gives to Sonmi reeks of this and serves as a nice echo to the words that would latter later - or earlier, if you go by timeline - be said Weaving's other character, Haskell Moore.



* DirtyOldMan
* FatBastard

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* DirtyOldMan
DirtyOldMan: He rapes Yoona early in the film.
* FatBastardFatBastard: Due to running a fast food joint.



* {{Jerkass}}

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* {{Slimeball}}

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* BadassBaritone
* BadassInCharge
* BadassLongRobe

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* BadassBaritone
BadassBaritone: Again, KeithDavid. He's a very respected fighter and war hero.
* BadassInCharge
BadassInCharge: Of the Union.
* BadassLongRobeBadassLongRobe: He wears one.



* ManInWhite
* MinorMajorCharacter

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* ManInWhite
ManInWhite: Which serves to emphasize his authority and good motivations. [[spoiler: Subverted in the book, where he's ultimately part of the corporate conspiracy]].
* MinorMajorCharacter
MinorMajorCharacter: His scheme to create a self-aware clone in order to motivate the population kicks off Sonmi's story, although he's not seen much in it.



* [[ElectronicEyes Electronic Eye]]
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine

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* [[ElectronicEyes Electronic Eye]]
Eye]]: He has one.
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicineLabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine: Wears one as a doctor.



* LargeHam

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* LargeHamLargeHam: Well, he is playing Cavendish, who is quite hammy himself.



* TheAtoner

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* TheAtonerTheAtoner: For allowing his brother-in-law and nephew die without trying to save them.



* CoveredWithScars

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* CoveredWithScars%%CoveredWithScars



* FacialMarkings

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* FacialMarkings FacialMarkings: Like most people in his tribe.



* GutturalGrowler: In his older age, Zachray has developed this.

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* GutturalGrowler: In his older age, Zachray Zachry has developed this.



* MedievalStasis

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* MedievalStasis%%MedievalStasis



* ThePatriarch
* SanitySlippage
* TheStoryteller
* SurvivorGuilt
* WastelandElder

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* ThePatriarch
ThePatriarch: He's a respected elder and his niece and sister clearly defer to him. [[spoiler: Later, he and Meronym have several grandchildren]].
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* SanitySlippage
ScarsAreForever: [[spoiler: The wound across his eye from the second fight with the Kona is still there in his old age]].
* TheStoryteller
TheStoryteller: He tells his story and several others to a group of children gathered around a fire.
* SurvivorGuilt
SurvivorGuilt: [[spoiler: His sister and the rest of the tribe are killed, leaving him and his niece alive. He's more than a little unhappy about this]].
* WastelandElder
WastelandElder: He's an elder of a post-apocalyptic tribe of people living on the Hawaiian islands.



* ActionGirl
* {{Ambadassador}}

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* ActionGirl
* {{Ambadassador}}
ActionGirl: She can more than hold her own in a fight.
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* MartialPacifist
* MeaningfulName: Her name means "a part of something refered to a whole".
* PerfectPacifistPeople

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* MartialPacifist
MartialPacifist: She believes in peaceful resolutions, but will resort to violence if necessary.
* MeaningfulName: Her name means "a part of something refered referred to a whole".
* PerfectPacifistPeoplePerfectPacifistPeople: The Prescients are this.



* [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Sufficiently Advanced Human]]
* WomanInWhite

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* [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Sufficiently Advanced Human]]
Human]]: She has all the technology required to move the plot forward.
* WomanInWhiteWomanInWhite: To emphasize her mysterious, otherworldly nature.



* [[GoodAngelBadAngel Bad Angel]]
* TheCorrupter
* DarkIsEvil
* EvilSoundsDeep

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* [[GoodAngelBadAngel Bad Angel]]
Angel]]: To Zachry.
* TheCorrupter
TheCorrupter: He continuously encourages Zachry to do the wrong thing, as it's the easy way out.
* DarkIsEvil
* EvilSoundsDeep
DarkIsEvil: He's dressed head to toe in black, and is pretty much the devil.
%%EvilSoundsDeep



* FemmeFatalons

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* FemmeFatalons%%FemmeFatalons



* HearingVoices

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* HearingVoicesHearingVoices: How Zachry describes him.



* ObviouslyEvil

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* ObviouslyEvilObviouslyEvil: Can't get any more obvious than green skin, black outfit, and a hideous face.



* VoiceOfTheLegion
* [[WallCrawl Wall Walk]]

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* VoiceOfTheLegion
VoiceOfTheLegion: Zachry describes his voice as like this.
* [[WallCrawl Wall Walk]]
Walk]]: While Meronym and Zachary are climbing a wall, he approaches Zachry with ease despite being on the vertical.
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