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!Comic Characters

[[folder:Comic Book]]

!! Kick-Ass[=/=]Dave Lizewski

* TheAce: He's not, but Justice Forever gladly accept his offer to join the team based on his reputation as one.
** He ''is'' one of the more competent and likely the most experienced hero.
* {{Adorkable}}
* AntiHero: [[ThisLoserIsYou Type I]] throughout, though he's quite a bit more competent than most other examples.
* AscendedFanboy
* CasualKink: His superhero obsession is presented as such. Unusually for such a... weird fetish (but in line with the trope), it's shown to be a healthy outlet for his fantasies, since said fantasies involve community activism and an altruistic outlook on life and society.
* {{Determinator}}: The comic zigzags on whether this is a product of stupidity and nihilism or HeroicWillpower, but it tends to be to his benefit.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler:After finding out that Dave was pretending to be gay, Katie's reaction in the comic is ''a lot'' more likely to happen than her hooking up with him in the film]].
* GoodIsNotNice
* MemeticBadAss: An in-universe example. Even though the clip clearly shows him being terrible at being a superhero, because he refuses to give up the fight, he becomes so popular that he inspires a comic based on himself as a legitimate superhero along the lines of GreenArrow or Franchise/{{Batman}}.
* TheMessiah: Like many other superheroes in the movement, he enjoys doing good for the sake of doing good, both on the level of vigilantism ''and'' basic social work.
* MistakenForGay
* ParentalAbandonment: His mother died of aneurysm some time before the start of the story. [[spoiler:His father is later killed by Red Mist's goons after claiming to be Kick-Ass in order to prevent Dave from going to prison]]
* SuperZeroes: At least initially. He does toughen up however.
* ThisLoserIsYou
* TookALevelInBadass: Goes from being absolutely pathetic in a fight in Volume 1, to able to single handedly take on several thugs ''and win'' in Volume 2.
* WideEyedIdealist: And rather incredibly, refuses to become a KnightInSourArmor in spite of all the harsh realities of life he is exposed to.
* WeaponOfChoice: Two large unfortunately dildo-like batons, which, if lost, he'll sometimes appropriate from the surrounding environment (like chair legs or plywood) and occasionally modify with nails to make them more like a mace.


!!Big Daddy/ Damon [=McCready=]

* [[spoiler:BasedOnAGreatBigLie: It turns out that the story he told Dave is complete bullshit, and that he kidnapped his own daughter & raised her as a killer in order to play vigilante]].
* CaptainErsatz: Of Punisher, minus the skull. [[spoiler:And tragic backstory, it turns out]].
* GunNut
* [[spoiler:IJustWantToBeSpecial]]
* InformedAbility: He kills ''one'' person in the comic, and it's via [[BoomHeadshot Sniper Rifle]].
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: [[spoiler:By selling his collection of classic comics]].
** Which almost becomes HilariousInHindsight when you take into account that the [[NicolasCage actor]] who played Big Daddy in the movie [[spoiler:once famously sold his comic collection for a ton of money]].


!!Hit-Girl/ Mindy [=McCready=]

* ActionGirl
* AlliterativeName
* AntiHero: [[SociopathicHero Type IV]]
* BadassAdorable
* BadassNormal
* BigDamnHeroes: Twice. Once [[spoiler:when Kick-Ass is about to be sliced open by Razul, and again when he and Big Daddy are just about to be set ablaze by Frank D'Amico's men.]]
* BlondesAreEvil
* ChildSoldier
* CuteAndPsycho: She enjoys slaughtering thugs with a ''little'' too much childish joy...
* CuteBruiser
* DrillSergeantNasty: Is usually pretty hard on Kick-Ass in order to snap him out of whatever funk he's dealing with.
* EnfantTerrible
* GoodIsNotNice
* HesBack: In Volume 2 #5, [[spoiler:after Red Mist bombs the funeral of Dave's father & tries to kidnap him]].
* [[spoiler:IJustWantToBeNormal: In Volume 2, until issue 5]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KidsAreCruel
* KnifeNut: She adores butterfly knives and swords, although she is a pretty good shot as well.
* LittleMissBadass: Possibly the epitome of this trope.
* NoSocialSkills: Has a serious amount of trouble adjusting to life as a 12 year old schoolgirl
* [[OneManArmy One Girl Army]]
* PayEvilUntoEvil
* RealityEnsues: Unlike other {{Tykebomb}}-turned-superheroes in other media, Mindy is clearly damaged by her upbringing as Hit-Girl, escalating into disturbing hallucinations of her Father still giving her orders and advice.
* RefugeInAudacity
* [[spoiler: SanitySlippage: Issue #5 of ''Hit Girl'' shows Mindy having {{Hallucinations}} of Big Daddy, who advises her to go out and slaughter Ralpie Genovese and the rest of his men in the horrifying ways that she'd been planning.]]
* SociopathicHero
* TrueCompanions: With Kick-Ass, after [[spoiler:her dad died.]] He's pretty much the only person she opens up to at all, and cares dearly for his well-being. He's also her go-to sidekick in the second volume.
* {{Tykebomb}}
* [[VigilanteMan Vigilante Girl]]
* WeakButSkilled: Relies mostly on weapons, because her small size limits mobility and strength.
* WellIntentionedExtremist
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]: It's a wig, but still.


!!Red Mist[=/=][[spoiler:The Motherfucker]][=/=]Chris Genovese

* AscendedFanboy: [[spoiler: Except it's of super''villains'']]
* [[spoiler:BigBadWannabe: Dave initially scoffs at the idea of Red Mist being out for vengeance against him. Holy shit, was this trope ever averted. So far he's raped Katie, arranged the murder of Dave's father, and is now planning to bomb the entire city of New York.]]
** [[spoiler: Not altogether averted, however, in that when it comes down to it he's still just hiding behind his hired bodyguard. When he and Kick-Ass finally fight against each other in Volume 2 he gets his ass handed to him yet again.]]
* ColorCharacter
* [[spoiler:CreateYourOwnVillain]]
* [[spoiler:DirtyCoward]]
* [[spoiler:EvilCostumeSwitch]]
* [[spoiler:FromNobodyToNightmare]]
* [[spoiler:LaserGuidedKarma: After being revealed as TheMole, Kick-Ass soundly beats the shit out of him the first chance he gets, and without much effort to boot. And this is ''pre''-TookALevelInBadAss Kick-Ass, for those keeping track]].
* LateArrivalSpoiler: If you saw TheMovie first, it comes as no surprise that [[spoiler:Red Mist is TheMole]]. And don't even mention the trailers for the second movie showing [[spoiler:his ascension to BigBad]].
* [[spoiler:TheMole]]
* [[spoiler:PsychopathicManchild]]
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:Averted & [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in Volume 2 - Before killing Colonel Stars, Red Mist says [[Franchise/{{Batman}} he was going to travel the world & learn martial arts]]... Until he remembered he was rich & could just ''[[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney pay]]'' other people to do his fighting for him]].
* WalkingSpoiler: To the point where the movie didn't even bother making [[spoiler:Red Mist's true loyalties]] a spoiler - [[spoiler:Rather than appearing out of the blue as he does in the comics, the movie outright shows him proposing the idea to his father before Red Mist first appears]]. It was still kept out of the trailers, though.

!!Johnny G
* TheDon
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* NamesTheSame: Not the guy from {{Memento}}

!! Marty Eisenberg[=/=]Battle Guy & Todd Haynes[=/=]Ass Kicker

* AscendedFanboy: In Volume 2
* BlatantLies: Marty tells Justice Forever a story involving his parents being killed & eaten in front of him to serve as his motivation for becoming a vigilante. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Dave immediately sees through it & reveals that it's all a lie]].
* FollowTheLeader: Marty becomes Battle Guy after being inspired by Kick-Ass, before finding out that his best friend Dave is Kick-Ass; they later bring Todd in on the action & he keeps coming up with names derivative of "Kick-Ass", [[WhatTheHellHero which Dave & Mart call him out on]].
* MemeticMutation: In-universe, Marty & Todd are the source of "Tunk", the SpearCounterpart to... [[CountryMatters that word Hit Girl infamously said]].
* ThoseTwoGuys

!!Mother Russia

* BadassNormal
* [[BodyguardBabes Bodyguard Babe]]
* DarkActionGirl
* DragonInChief: Mother Russia is ''far'' more competent than The Motherfucker or anybody else in the Toxic Mega Cunts.
* DreadlockWarrior
* HairTriggerTemper: She supposedly killed the other bodyguards of the Russian Prime Minister when they accused her at cheating at cards.
* ImprobableAimingSkills
* OnlyInItForTheMoney

[[/folder]]

!Film Characters

[[folder:Heroes]]

!!Dave Lizewski (Kick-Ass)
->'''Played By''': Creator/AaronJohnson

->''"Come on, be honest with yourself, at some point in our lives [[IJustWantToBeSpecial we all wanna be a superhero]]."''

* {{Adorkable}}: A geeky good guy.
* AdrenalineMakeover: At the end.
* AllLovingHero: Dave finds it screwed-up that nobody cares enough to protect his fellow man, and became Kick-Ass to do something about it.
* AntiHero: Type I
* AscendedFanboy: A comic book reader who becomes a costumed hero.
* {{Determinator}}: This quality makes him famous; the video that introduced the world to Kick-Ass shows him getting continuously beaten down by a group of guys, but he always gets back up.
* {{Expy}}: Of {{Spider-Man}}.
* FakeAmerican: His actor's British.
* TheGlassesGottaGo: In costume.
* HeroicBuild: in Kick-Ass 2, due to Hit Girl training him.
* MemeticBadass: An in-universe example. Even though the clip clearly shows him being terrible at being a superhero, because he refuses to give up the fight, he becomes so popular that he inspires a comic based on himself as a legitimate superhero along the lines of GreenArrow or Franchise/{{Batman}}.
* MistakenForGay: Although, it works out ''much'' better for Dave in the film than in the comic.
* NerdActionHero: A geek who becomes a hero.
* NiceGuy: He's very kind-hearted, and became a hero to protect others.
* ParentalAbandonment: His mother died of an aneurysm some time before the start of the story.
* SuperZeroes: Though he eventually mans up and saves the day.
* ThisLoserIsYou: A geeky high-school student with a crush on a popular girl who wants to be special; the movie knows its audience.
* TookALevelInBadass: He is much better in his final fight, where he uses ''a jetpack'' to block almost all [[spoiler:Chris's]] attacks, while in the first he just swings his batons around, hoping that thugs will run into them.
** Seems to have taken a bigger one in Kick Ass 2, justified by Hit Girl training him.
* WideEyedIdealist: And rather incredibly, refuses to become a KnightInSourArmor in spite of all the harsh realities of life he is exposed to.

!!Mindy [=McCready=](Hit-Girl)
->'''Played By:''' ChloeMoretz

->''"So, you wanna play?"''

* ActionGirl
* AlliterativeName
* {{Badass}}
** BadassAdorable
** BadassNormal
* BigDamnHeroes: Twice. Once [[spoiler:when Kick-Ass is about to be sliced open by Rasul, and again when he and Big Daddy are just about to be set ablaze by Frank D'Amico's men.]]
* [[ByronicHero Byronic Heroine]]
* ChildSoldier
* CuteButPsycho: She enjoys slaughtering thugs with a ''little'' too much childish joy.
* CuteBruiser
* DefrostingIceQueen
* DominoMask
* EnfantTerrible
* {{Expy}}: Of [[{{Robin}} Damien Wayne]].
* GoodIsNotSoft
* HypercompetentSidekick: To Kick-Ass.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Like her father.
* KidsAreCruel: Just towards the criminals.
* KidHero
* KidSidekick
* KnifeNut: She adores butterfly knives and swords, although she is a pretty good shot as well.
* KnightTemplar
* LittleMissBadass: Possibly the epitome of this trope.
* MissingMom
* [[OneManArmy One Girl Army]]
* PayEvilUntoEvil
* [[spoiler:ParentalAbandonment: Her mom's already dead at the start of the story. Her dad dies in front of her due to fatal injuries.]]
* [[PragmaticHero Pragmatic Heroine]]
* [[SociopathicHero Sociopathic Heroine]]
* [[spoiler:SixthRanger: Of Justice Forever towards the climax of ''Kick-Ass 2''.]]
* [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Throwing Your Knives Always Works]]
* {{Tykebomb}}
* [[UnscrupulousHero Unscrupulous Heroine]]
* [[VigilanteMan Vigilante Girl]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist
* TheWorfEffect: Realistically played straight, twice. Yes, she's a human killing machine, going through {{Mook}}s like they were nothing, but [[spoiler:during her RoaringRampageOfRevenge at the end of the film, she is almost killed when she runs out of ammo and was about to be killed by a rocket launcher [[BigDamnHeroes when Dave/Kick-Ass came out to help with the jetpack]] her and her father [[GatlingGood modified with mini-guns]]. And then, during her fight with Frank D'Amico, it was a CurbStompBattle that nearly ''killed'' her and was only lucky because Dave/Kick-Ass was able to grab the rocket launcher from before and use it to kill D'Amico. If it wasn't for Dave, she would have been dead both times.]]
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]: It's a wig, but still.

!!Damon [=McCready=] (Big Daddy)
->'''Played By:''' NicolasCage

->''"Tool up, honey bunny. It's time to get bad guys."''

* ActionHero
* AdaptationalHeroism: Sort of. [[spoiler:His cop backstory is real here, as opposed to being made-up in the comic.]]
* AntiHero: He wants to take down [[TheDon Frank D'Amico]] by taking out his assets. Big Daddy may be good inside, but his [[KillEmAll methods]] push him here.
* {{Badass}}: The best example in the movie: taking down an entire warehouse full of Mafia goons by himself.
** AdaptationalBadass: Much more hands-on than his comic counterpart.
** BadassCape: Similar to Franchise/{{Batman}}.
* BigNo: When he [[spoiler:thinks Hit-Girl has been killed.]]
* ByronicHero: A former policeman who is haunted by his past, and fully intends to get his revenge on the cause.
* CaptainErsatz: Of Franchise/{{Batman}} and {{The Punisher}}.
* CrusadingWidower: [[spoiler: His wife committed suicide by overdose after he went to jail. Luckily, the doctors managed to save her baby.]]
* [[spoiler:DarkAndTroubledPast: Being framed and sent to jail, as well as his wife's death, did not have a good effect on Damon's psyche.]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: Like the typical Franchise/{{Batman}} routine. However...
* [[spoiler:DespairEventHorizon: His wife committing suicide after he was thrown in prison for five years.]]
* GoodIsNotSoft: The warehouse massacre is a good example.
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile: After seeing his daughter alive, he dies from his burns with a smile on his face.]]
* HotDad
* [[spoiler:IJustWantToBeSpecial: Averted, prior to being framed by Frank D'Amico, he had no consideration of becoming a vigilante men. He had a happy, normal life. At least, until Frank D'Amico tears his family apart.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As much violent, deranged and merciless he might be, he's quite clear he has still an hidden morality left and he's able to distinguish his potential targets from innocent bystanders. It's also implied that once he would have accomplished his personal vendetta he would have sent Mindy to school and giving her a childhood like every ordinary girl.
* [[spoiler:KillItWithFire: Brutally tortured and set on fire by D'Amico's men.]]
* KnightInSourArmor / KnightTemplarParent
* LargeHam: He's played by Nicolas Cage, who's AdamWesting by channeling himself ''and'' Adam West.
* LightningBruiser
* [[spoiler:MentorOccupationalHazard]]
* PapaWolf
* PayEvilUntoEvil
* [[spoiler:PosthumousCharacter: After the first movie, Hit Girl keeps her father's things and gear in a special Batcave like case, preserving his memory and keeps on going with the mission they had set in the first movie.]]
* PragmaticHero
* [[spoiler:RoaringRampageOfRevenge: This time is for real.]]
* [[spoiler:RevengeBeforeReason: His obsession with revenge prevents him from just living a normal life with his daughter. Unfortunately, he never gets to see his ArchEnemy die.]]
* SociopathicHero
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight
* TragicHero: So ''very'', ''very'' tragic.
* {{Ubermensch}}
* TheUnfettered
* UnscrupulousHero
* VigilanteMan
* WellIntentionedExtremist: A rare "good" example.
* WidowerHero
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Toxic Mega Cunts]]

!!Black Death
->'''Played By''': Daniel Kaluuya

* [[spoiler:EyeScream]]

!!Mother Russia
->'''Played By''': Olga Kurkulina

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: She's better skilled, physically stronger, and more experienced than Hit-Girl.
** CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:First for Mother Russia. Hit-Girl at the end]].
** NoSell: All of Hit-Girl attacks [[spoiler:until she got the adrenaline shot]].
* {{Badass}}
* BloodKnight
* BlondesAreEvil
* [[spoiler:DeathOfAThousandCuts]]
* TheDragon
** DragonInChief
* EyepatchOfPower
* HuskyRusskie
** DirtyCommunists
** GloriousMotherRussia: ''Korobeiniki'' (aka the ''Tetris'' song).
** MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong
* ImAHumanitarian: She '''ate''' her cellmate. ''She ate her cellmate''.
* OneManArmy
* PsychoForHire

!!The Tumor
->'''Played By''': Andy Nyman

* {{Badass}}
* BeardOfEvil
* TheBrute
* FakeAmerican
* {{Jerkass}}
* TheNapoleon
* PintSizedPowerhouse
* PsychoForHire

!!Genghis Carnage
->'''Played By''': Tom Wu

* [[spoiler:BoomHeadshot]]
* PsychoForHire

!!Javier
->'''Played By''': John Leguizamo

* HonestAdvisor
* HyperCompetentSidekick
* MoralityChain: He tries to keep a lid on Motherfucker's more insane ideas.
* ParentalSubstitute: Becomes one for Chris, who calls him the only family he has left.
* [[spoiler:SlashedThroat]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Justice Forever]]

!!Sal Bertolinni (Colonel Stars-and-Stripes)
->'''Played By''': Creator/JimCarrey

->''"Colonel Stars and Stripes, reporting for duty."''

* AntiHero
* {{Badass}}
* BatterUp
* BeingEvilSucks: After surviving his encounter with Big Daddy in the first film.
* BrooklynRage
* CaptainPatriotic
* CompositeCharacter: Of Colonel Stars and Lieutenant Stripes from the comics.
* LargeHam
* [[spoiler:OffWithHisHead]]
* PermaStubble
* RealMenLoveJesus
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion: Killed to show how much of a threat the Toxic Mega Cunts are.]]

!!Doctor Gravity
->'''Played By''': Donald Faison

* BatterUp
* BlackAndNerdy
* NiceGuy

!!Insect Man
->'''Played By''': Robert Emms

* FakeAmerican
* StraightGay

!!Night Bitch
->'''Played By''': Lindy Booth

* AbsoluteCleavage
* [[spoiler:AttemptedRape]]
* {{Badass}}
* MsFanservice
* {{Stripperific}}

!!Remembering Tommy
->'''Played By:''': Steven Mackintosh (Tommy's Dad) and Monica Dolan (Tommy's Mum)

* ActionDad and ActionMom
* BattleCouple
* EpicFlail: Tommy's Mum uses a backpack full of bricks.
* FakeAmerican: Steven Mackintosh and Monica Dolan are British.
* HappilyMarried
[[/folder]]

[[folder:D'Amico Crime Family]]

!!Chris D'Amico (Red Mist[=/=][[spoiler:The Motherfucker]])
->'''Played By:''' Christopher Mintz-Plasse

->''"As a great man once said... wait 'til they get a load of me."''

* AdaptationalHeroism: He's nowhere ''near'' as evil as his comic book counterpart.
* AdaptationNameChange: From Genovese to D'Amico.
* AntiVillain: That remains to be seen after [[spoiler:his father's death.]]
* AscendedFanboy: He's a comic book geek [[EvilCounterpart just like Dave]].
* AnimeHair: Invoked in his costume.
* [[spoiler:BigBadWannabe: After his father's death.]]
* ColorCharacter: ''Red'' Mist.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: He becomes a villain for real after [[spoiler: his father's death.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: The [[spoiler:death of Javier]] cut what few strings of sanity Chris had remaining.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: After he learned that Dave is nothing in the grand scheme of things, Chris wanted him spared. Unfortunately for him, his father is adamant on having him killed to give a message to other would-be superheroes.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: After being revealed as TheMole [[spoiler:and his father's death]], Chris switches to a new costume. [[spoiler:It's pretty much the same, but with a more menacing mask, the AnimeHair toned down, & the red switched to a creepy orange]].
** In the sequel he switches to an outfit composed entirely of bondage gear.
* EvilCounterpart: To Kick-Ass & Hit Girl.
* {{Expy}}: He's a LonelyRichKid, his father is the BigBad, the sequel sets up for an AvengingTheVillain story-line, and he was briefly friends with the hero. He's pretty much [[SpiderMan Harry Osborn]], minus the glider.
* FromNobodyToNightmare
* GenreSavvy: Figures out that Kick-Ass is a comic geek, and uses that to gain his trust as Red Mist.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain
* LonelyRichKid
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority
* [[MafiaPrincess Mafia Prince]]
* TheMole: Only becomes a superhero to track down Kick-Ass for his father. The difference from the comic is that the viewers know he's the mole before the heroes do; he discusses his plan with his father before being seen in costume.
* StartOfDarkness: [[spoiler:The death of his father]].
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: His "superpower."
* [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan]]
* SlidingScaleOfAntagonistVileness: [[spoiler: Becomes nearly as evil as his own father in the sequel, he attempts to rape Night Bitch, brutally kills Stars And Stripes, murders Dave's father, and attempts to kill Dave and Mindy at the funeral]]
* [[WouldHitAGirl Would Shoot A Girl]]: As Hit-Girl can attest to.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The trailers for Kick-Ass 2 have hinted that he may have become this because of the death of his father.

!!Frank D'Amico
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/amico_frank_721.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I gotta send a public service message to the people out there that being a superhero is bad for your health."'']]
->'''Played By:''' MarkStrong

* AdaptationExpansion: His comic book equivalent, Johnny G, spends ''far'' less time in focus than Frank.
* AdaptationNameChange: From Johnny G to Frank D'Amico.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Since Chris in the movie is not as vile as his comic counterpart, his father picks up the slack.
* AffablyEvil: Starts the movie as this, being the head of a mob family who is seen having breakfast with his family. His true colors are quickly revealed, showing him to actually be...
** FauxAffablyEvil: Particularly when he thinks he's found Kick-Ass walking on the street. Frank cordially greets the costumed man before beating him to the ground and shooting him dead.
* ArchEnemy: To the [=McCready=]s, especially Damon/Big Daddy.
* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler:He almost kills Hit Girl.]]
* BadBoss: When Chris needs someone to turn in to the police to make a name for himself as Red Mist, Frank gives up one of his own men. Then again, the reason he's so angry at Hit-Girl and Big Daddy is because they killed his men.
* BigBad: Of the first movie.
* BaldOfEvil
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: His clothing and possessions have are usually orange. [[spoiler:His son takes after him as a villain.]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDon
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Really does love his son.
* FakeAmerican: He's played by the British MarkStrong.
* KnightOfCerebus: He's the main reason why the movie has a lot of serious MoodWhiplash moments.
* KingpinInHisGym: Keeps a dojo in his penthouse and is a capable martial artist.
* LargeHam: He gets louder as he dives into his [[VillainousBreakdown breakdown]] during the movie.
* LeanAndMean
* RedRightHand: The scar on his forehead, which looks like a cross between a spiral and parentheses.
* SirSwearsALot
* VillainousBreakdown: Has one increasing steadily throughout the movie. He executes someone in broad daylight, goes batshit at his henchmen and starts doing cocaine (which was implied he kicked several years before).
* VillainousFriendship: With his dragon, Big Joe.
* WellDoneSonGuy: His interaction with his son is a very weak PetTheDog.
* WouldHitAGirl / WouldHurtAChild: He has no qualms in giving a roundhouse kick to an eleven year old girl's face and then giving her a thorough vicious beat down. Though in his defense she is also an unstoppable killing machine who single handedly slaughtered his entire building full of mooks.

!!Angie D'Amico
->'''Played By''': Yancy Butler

* TheAlcoholic: Seems to have dived into this in the second film, if the coffee table stacked with bottles are any indication.
* [[spoiler:BackForTheDead]]
* CovertPervert: [[spoiler:Chris and Javier find a collection of bondage gear in her room after her death.]]
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath: Fried alive in a tanning bed!]]
* HotMom

!!Ralph D'Amico
->'''Played By''': Iain Glen

* EvilUncle
* EvilerThanThou: Proves this to Chris by having one of his minions [[spoiler:kill Javier]].
* FakeAmerican: Iain Glen is Scottish.
* SlasherSmile: A particularly creepy one.

!!Big Joe
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/big_joe_6584.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Gentlemen...time to die."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Michael Rispoli

* AffablyEvil: He seems like such a nice guy when not murdering people on behalf of his boss.
* BeardOfEvil
* BatterUp
* [[spoiler:BoomHeadshot]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon: To Frank.
* HonestAdvisor: He's not afraid to be critical of Frank, telling him not to lose it and that it's a bad idea to start doing cocaine again.
* LargeHam: During the live broadcast.
* TortureTechnician: One of his jobs as TheDragon, overseeing the torture of Trey, the Russian mole and [[spoiler:Kick-Ass and Big Daddy.]]
* VillainousFriendship: With Frank.

!!Victor 'Vic' Gigante
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gigante_victor_3858.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' XanderBerkeley

* CorruptCop: He's on the payroll of Frank D'Amico.
* DeadpanSnarker
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He appears a little disturbed by the live online feed of Big Daddy and Kick-Ass being tortured. Not that he lifts a single finger to do anything or ever complains to Frank.
* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini: Despite being the person most responsible for Big Daddy getting locked up (besides Frank himself), he's never targeted and escapes the film without a scratch.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse?: He isn't seen after the broadcast.
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!!Cody
->'''Played By''': Dexter Fletcher

* BitPartBadGuy
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]

!!Huge Goon/Stu
->'''Played By''': Stu 'Large' Riley

* TheBrute
* TheDanza: He's officially listed as 'Huge Goon' in the credits, but MarkStrong calls him by the actor's real name in one scene.
* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat: ''"Say hello to my little friend!"''
* NoKillLikeOverkill: ''"Fuck this, I'm getting the bazooka!"''

!!Lobby Goon
->'''Played By''': Jason Flemyng

* TheCameo: For Jason Flemyng, a seven-time collaborator with director Matthew Vaughn.
* FakeAmerican: Jason Flemyng is British.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Characters]]

!!James Lizewski
->'''Played By''': Garrett M. Brown

* PapaWolf

!!Marty Eisenberg (Battle Guy)
->'''Played By:''' Clark Duke

* AdaptationExpansion: Significantly more screen time than the comic.
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Expy}}: Battle Guy is one to CaptainAmerica.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe
* FatAndSkinny: The Fat to Marty's Skinny.
* PairTheSpares: Subverted, Marty winds up hooking up with Erica but Todd is still single at the end of the film.
* ThoseTwoGuys
* TookALevelInBadass

!!Todd Haynes (Ass-Kicker)
->'''Played By''': Evan Peters (''Kick-Ass''), Augustus Prew (''Kick-Ass 2'')

* AdaptationExpansion: Significantly more screen time than the comic.
* CaptainErsatz: An in-universe one for Kick-Ass.
* FatAndSkinny: The Skinny to Todd's Fat.
* JailbaitWait: After seeing Hit Girl save Kick-Ass & Big Daddy, Todd exclaims that he thinks he's in love with her, only for Marty to point out that she's around 11. He then declares he'll save himself for her.
* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini: He doesn't receive much punishment for indirectly causing the death of Dave's father.]]
* [[spoiler:MistreatmentInducedBetrayal]]
* [[spoiler:SixthRangerTraitor: For the Toxic Mega Cunts]]
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Marty.

!!Katie Deauxma
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/deauxma_kate_2222.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Dave? What the fuck are you doing? Why are you dressed as Kick-Ass?"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Lyndsy Fonseca

* AdaptationalHeroism
* FagHag: She wishes.
* TheMessiah: Has this in common with Dave.
* MsFanservice
* [[spoiler:SecretKeeper]]
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Her relationship with Dave. And she dated Rasul because she thought he was a kind [[TheWoobie woobie]] before realizing he was far from it.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In the second movie where she makes a 180 from the good-hearted person she was in the first movie. This does bring her closer to her comic counterpart.
* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: Dated Rasul [[spoiler:and cheated on Dave with a guy called Malik.]]
* [[spoiler:YourCheatingHeart: In the second movie.]]

!!Marcus Williams
->'''Played By:''' Omari Hardwick (''Kick-Ass''), Morris Chestnut (''Kick-Ass 2'')

->''"You owe that girl a childhood."''

* BaldOfAwesome
* BashBrothers: He and Damon are implied to be this when the latter was still a cop.
* TheOtherDarrin: Played by Omari Hardwick in the first movie, but replaced with Morris Chestnut in the second movie.
* PapaWolf: To Mindy, especially in the second movie.
* PromotionToParent: He's Mindy's ParentalSubstitute while Damon was in jail. [[spoiler:Played straight after Damon's death.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Delivers one to Big Daddy.

!!Flying Guy
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/flying_guy_3129.jpg]]
->'''Played By''':

* DecoyProtagonist: ''[[OneSceneWonder Very]]'' [[OneSceneWonder briefly]].
* IBelieveICanFly: [[RealityEnsues Averted]].
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!!Rasul
->'''Played By''': Kofi Natei

* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim]]
* BastardBoyfriend: To Katie, very briefly.
* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: From behind by Hit-Girl.]]
* MacheteMayhem: He brandishes a massive machete when he tries to kill Kick-Ass.
* ScaryBlackMan: Rasul (along with Hit-Girl and Big Daddy) makes Dave seriously consider giving up as Kick-Ass

!!Mrs. Zane
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mrs_zane_4954.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Deborah Twiss

* AbsoluteCleavage: She tends to wear outfits with a plunging neckline.
* HeroesWantRedheads
* HotTeacher: Very much so, being the focus of Dave's fantasies.
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!!Brooke
->'''Played By''': Claudia Lee

* AlphaBitch
* BlondesAreEvil
* MsFanservice
* QueenBee

[[/folder]]

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[[foldercontrol]]

!Comic Characters

[[folder:Comic Book]]

!! Kick-Ass[=/=]Dave Lizewski

* TheAce: He's not, but Justice Forever gladly accept his offer to join the team based on his reputation as one.
** He ''is'' one of the more competent and likely the most experienced hero.
[[Characters/Kick-AssComic Comic Books]]
* {{Adorkable}}
* AntiHero: [[ThisLoserIsYou Type I]] throughout, though he's quite a bit more competent than most other examples.
* AscendedFanboy
* CasualKink: His superhero obsession is presented as such. Unusually for such a... weird fetish (but in line with the trope), it's shown to be a healthy outlet for his fantasies, since said fantasies involve community activism and an altruistic outlook on life and society.
* {{Determinator}}: The comic zigzags on whether this is a product of stupidity and nihilism or HeroicWillpower, but it tends to be to his benefit.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler:After finding out that Dave was pretending to be gay, Katie's reaction in the comic is ''a lot'' more likely to happen than her hooking up with him in the film]].
* GoodIsNotNice
* MemeticBadAss: An in-universe example. Even though the clip clearly shows him being terrible at being a superhero, because he refuses to give up the fight, he becomes so popular that he inspires a comic based on himself as a legitimate superhero along the lines of GreenArrow or Franchise/{{Batman}}.
* TheMessiah: Like many other superheroes in the movement, he enjoys doing good for the sake of doing good, both on the level of vigilantism ''and'' basic social work.
* MistakenForGay
* ParentalAbandonment: His mother died of aneurysm some time before the start of the story. [[spoiler:His father is later killed by Red Mist's goons after claiming to be Kick-Ass in order to prevent Dave from going to prison]]
* SuperZeroes: At least initially. He does toughen up however.
* ThisLoserIsYou
* TookALevelInBadass: Goes from being absolutely pathetic in a fight in Volume 1, to able to single handedly take on several thugs ''and win'' in Volume 2.
* WideEyedIdealist: And rather incredibly, refuses to become a KnightInSourArmor in spite of all the harsh realities of life he is exposed to.
* WeaponOfChoice: Two large unfortunately dildo-like batons, which, if lost, he'll sometimes appropriate from the surrounding environment (like chair legs or plywood) and occasionally modify with nails to make them more like a mace.


!!Big Daddy/ Damon [=McCready=]

* [[spoiler:BasedOnAGreatBigLie: It turns out that the story he told Dave is complete bullshit, and that he kidnapped his own daughter & raised her as a killer in order to play vigilante]].
* CaptainErsatz: Of Punisher, minus the skull. [[spoiler:And tragic backstory, it turns out]].
* GunNut
* [[spoiler:IJustWantToBeSpecial]]
* InformedAbility: He kills ''one'' person in the comic, and it's via [[BoomHeadshot Sniper Rifle]].
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: [[spoiler:By selling his collection of classic comics]].
** Which almost becomes HilariousInHindsight when you take into account that the [[NicolasCage actor]] who played Big Daddy in the movie [[spoiler:once famously sold his comic collection for a ton of money]].


!!Hit-Girl/ Mindy [=McCready=]

* ActionGirl
* AlliterativeName
* AntiHero: [[SociopathicHero Type IV]]
* BadassAdorable
* BadassNormal
* BigDamnHeroes: Twice. Once [[spoiler:when Kick-Ass is about to be sliced open by Razul, and again when he and Big Daddy are just about to be set ablaze by Frank D'Amico's men.]]
* BlondesAreEvil
* ChildSoldier
* CuteAndPsycho: She enjoys slaughtering thugs with a ''little'' too much childish joy...
* CuteBruiser
* DrillSergeantNasty: Is usually pretty hard on Kick-Ass in order to snap him out of whatever funk he's dealing with.
* EnfantTerrible
* GoodIsNotNice
* HesBack: In Volume 2 #5, [[spoiler:after Red Mist bombs the funeral of Dave's father & tries to kidnap him]].
* [[spoiler:IJustWantToBeNormal: In Volume 2, until issue 5]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KidsAreCruel
* KnifeNut: She adores butterfly knives and swords, although she is a pretty good shot as well.
* LittleMissBadass: Possibly the epitome of this trope.
* NoSocialSkills: Has a serious amount of trouble adjusting to life as a 12 year old schoolgirl
* [[OneManArmy One Girl Army]]
* PayEvilUntoEvil
* RealityEnsues: Unlike other {{Tykebomb}}-turned-superheroes in other media, Mindy is clearly damaged by her upbringing as Hit-Girl, escalating into disturbing hallucinations of her Father still giving her orders and advice.
* RefugeInAudacity
* [[spoiler: SanitySlippage: Issue #5 of ''Hit Girl'' shows Mindy having {{Hallucinations}} of Big Daddy, who advises her to go out and slaughter Ralpie Genovese and the rest of his men in the horrifying ways that she'd been planning.]]
* SociopathicHero
* TrueCompanions: With Kick-Ass, after [[spoiler:her dad died.]] He's pretty much the only person she opens up to at all, and cares dearly for his well-being. He's also her go-to sidekick in the second volume.
* {{Tykebomb}}
* [[VigilanteMan Vigilante Girl]]
* WeakButSkilled: Relies mostly on weapons, because her small size limits mobility and strength.
* WellIntentionedExtremist
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]: It's a wig, but still.


!!Red Mist[=/=][[spoiler:The Motherfucker]][=/=]Chris Genovese

* AscendedFanboy: [[spoiler: Except it's of super''villains'']]
* [[spoiler:BigBadWannabe: Dave initially scoffs at the idea of Red Mist being out for vengeance against him. Holy shit, was this trope ever averted. So far he's raped Katie, arranged the murder of Dave's father, and is now planning to bomb the entire city of New York.]]
** [[spoiler: Not altogether averted, however, in that when it comes down to it he's still just hiding behind his hired bodyguard. When he and Kick-Ass finally fight against each other in Volume 2 he gets his ass handed to him yet again.]]
* ColorCharacter
* [[spoiler:CreateYourOwnVillain]]
* [[spoiler:DirtyCoward]]
* [[spoiler:EvilCostumeSwitch]]
* [[spoiler:FromNobodyToNightmare]]
* [[spoiler:LaserGuidedKarma: After being revealed as TheMole, Kick-Ass soundly beats the shit out of him the first chance he gets, and without much effort to boot. And this is ''pre''-TookALevelInBadAss Kick-Ass, for those keeping track]].
* LateArrivalSpoiler: If you saw TheMovie first, it comes as no surprise that [[spoiler:Red Mist is TheMole]]. And don't even mention the trailers for the second movie showing [[spoiler:his ascension to BigBad]].
* [[spoiler:TheMole]]
* [[spoiler:PsychopathicManchild]]
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:Averted & [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in Volume 2 - Before killing Colonel Stars, Red Mist says [[Franchise/{{Batman}} he was going to travel the world & learn martial arts]]... Until he remembered he was rich & could just ''[[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney pay]]'' other people to do his fighting for him]].
* WalkingSpoiler: To the point where the movie didn't even bother making [[spoiler:Red Mist's true loyalties]] a spoiler - [[spoiler:Rather than appearing out of the blue as he does in the comics, the movie outright shows him proposing the idea to his father before Red Mist first appears]]. It was still kept out of the trailers, though.

!!Johnny G
* TheDon
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* NamesTheSame: Not the guy from {{Memento}}

!! Marty Eisenberg[=/=]Battle Guy & Todd Haynes[=/=]Ass Kicker

* AscendedFanboy: In Volume 2
* BlatantLies: Marty tells Justice Forever a story involving his parents being killed & eaten in front of him to serve as his motivation for becoming a vigilante. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Dave immediately sees through it & reveals that it's all a lie]].
* FollowTheLeader: Marty becomes Battle Guy after being inspired by Kick-Ass, before finding out that his best friend Dave is Kick-Ass; they later bring Todd in on the action & he keeps coming up with names derivative of "Kick-Ass", [[WhatTheHellHero which Dave & Mart call him out on]].
* MemeticMutation: In-universe, Marty & Todd are the source of "Tunk", the SpearCounterpart to... [[CountryMatters that word Hit Girl infamously said]].
* ThoseTwoGuys

!!Mother Russia

* BadassNormal
* [[BodyguardBabes Bodyguard Babe]]
* DarkActionGirl
* DragonInChief: Mother Russia is ''far'' more competent than The Motherfucker or anybody else in the Toxic Mega Cunts.
* DreadlockWarrior
* HairTriggerTemper: She supposedly killed the other bodyguards of the Russian Prime Minister when they accused her at cheating at cards.
* ImprobableAimingSkills
* OnlyInItForTheMoney

[[/folder]]

!Film Characters

[[folder:Heroes]]

!!Dave Lizewski (Kick-Ass)
->'''Played By''': Creator/AaronJohnson

->''"Come on, be honest with yourself, at some point in our lives [[IJustWantToBeSpecial we all wanna be a superhero]]."''

* {{Adorkable}}: A geeky good guy.
* AdrenalineMakeover: At the end.
* AllLovingHero: Dave finds it screwed-up that nobody cares enough to protect his fellow man, and became Kick-Ass to do something about it.
* AntiHero: Type I
* AscendedFanboy: A comic book reader who becomes a costumed hero.
* {{Determinator}}: This quality makes him famous; the video that introduced the world to Kick-Ass shows him getting continuously beaten down by a group of guys, but he always gets back up.
* {{Expy}}: Of {{Spider-Man}}.
* FakeAmerican: His actor's British.
* TheGlassesGottaGo: In costume.
* HeroicBuild: in Kick-Ass 2, due to Hit Girl training him.
* MemeticBadass: An in-universe example. Even though the clip clearly shows him being terrible at being a superhero, because he refuses to give up the fight, he becomes so popular that he inspires a comic based on himself as a legitimate superhero along the lines of GreenArrow or Franchise/{{Batman}}.
* MistakenForGay: Although, it works out ''much'' better for Dave in the film than in the comic.
* NerdActionHero: A geek who becomes a hero.
* NiceGuy: He's very kind-hearted, and became a hero to protect others.
* ParentalAbandonment: His mother died of an aneurysm some time before the start of the story.
* SuperZeroes: Though he eventually mans up and saves the day.
* ThisLoserIsYou: A geeky high-school student with a crush on a popular girl who wants to be special; the movie knows its audience.
* TookALevelInBadass: He is much better in his final fight, where he uses ''a jetpack'' to block almost all [[spoiler:Chris's]] attacks, while in the first he just swings his batons around, hoping that thugs will run into them.
** Seems to have taken a bigger one in Kick Ass 2, justified by Hit Girl training him.
* WideEyedIdealist: And rather incredibly, refuses to become a KnightInSourArmor in spite of all the harsh realities of life he is exposed to.

!!Mindy [=McCready=](Hit-Girl)
->'''Played By:''' ChloeMoretz

->''"So, you wanna play?"''

* ActionGirl
* AlliterativeName
* {{Badass}}
** BadassAdorable
** BadassNormal
* BigDamnHeroes: Twice. Once [[spoiler:when Kick-Ass is about to be sliced open by Rasul, and again when he and Big Daddy are just about to be set ablaze by Frank D'Amico's men.]]
* [[ByronicHero Byronic Heroine]]
* ChildSoldier
* CuteButPsycho: She enjoys slaughtering thugs with a ''little'' too much childish joy.
* CuteBruiser
* DefrostingIceQueen
* DominoMask
* EnfantTerrible
* {{Expy}}: Of [[{{Robin}} Damien Wayne]].
* GoodIsNotSoft
* HypercompetentSidekick: To Kick-Ass.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Like her father.
* KidsAreCruel: Just towards the criminals.
* KidHero
* KidSidekick
* KnifeNut: She adores butterfly knives and swords, although she is a pretty good shot as well.
* KnightTemplar
* LittleMissBadass: Possibly the epitome of this trope.
* MissingMom
* [[OneManArmy One Girl Army]]
* PayEvilUntoEvil
* [[spoiler:ParentalAbandonment: Her mom's already dead at the start of the story. Her dad dies in front of her due to fatal injuries.]]
* [[PragmaticHero Pragmatic Heroine]]
* [[SociopathicHero Sociopathic Heroine]]
* [[spoiler:SixthRanger: Of Justice Forever towards the climax of ''Kick-Ass 2''.]]
* [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Throwing Your Knives Always Works]]
* {{Tykebomb}}
* [[UnscrupulousHero Unscrupulous Heroine]]
* [[VigilanteMan Vigilante Girl]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist
* TheWorfEffect: Realistically played straight, twice. Yes, she's a human killing machine, going through {{Mook}}s like they were nothing, but [[spoiler:during her RoaringRampageOfRevenge at the end of the film, she is almost killed when she runs out of ammo and was about to be killed by a rocket launcher [[BigDamnHeroes when Dave/Kick-Ass came out to help with the jetpack]] her and her father [[GatlingGood modified with mini-guns]]. And then, during her fight with Frank D'Amico, it was a CurbStompBattle that nearly ''killed'' her and was only lucky because Dave/Kick-Ass was able to grab the rocket launcher from before and use it to kill D'Amico. If it wasn't for Dave, she would have been dead both times.]]
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]: It's a wig, but still.

!!Damon [=McCready=] (Big Daddy)
->'''Played By:''' NicolasCage

->''"Tool up, honey bunny. It's time to get bad guys."''

* ActionHero
* AdaptationalHeroism: Sort of. [[spoiler:His cop backstory is real here, as opposed to being made-up in the comic.]]
* AntiHero: He wants to take down [[TheDon Frank D'Amico]] by taking out his assets. Big Daddy may be good inside, but his [[KillEmAll methods]] push him here.
* {{Badass}}: The best example in the movie: taking down an entire warehouse full of Mafia goons by himself.
** AdaptationalBadass: Much more hands-on than his comic counterpart.
** BadassCape: Similar to Franchise/{{Batman}}.
* BigNo: When he [[spoiler:thinks Hit-Girl has been killed.]]
* ByronicHero: A former policeman who is haunted by his past, and fully intends to get his revenge on the cause.
* CaptainErsatz: Of Franchise/{{Batman}} and {{The Punisher}}.
* CrusadingWidower: [[spoiler: His wife committed suicide by overdose after he went to jail. Luckily, the doctors managed to save her baby.]]
* [[spoiler:DarkAndTroubledPast: Being framed and sent to jail, as well as his wife's death, did not have a good effect on Damon's psyche.]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: Like the typical Franchise/{{Batman}} routine. However...
* [[spoiler:DespairEventHorizon: His wife committing suicide after he was thrown in prison for five years.]]
* GoodIsNotSoft: The warehouse massacre is a good example.
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile: After seeing his daughter alive, he dies from his burns with a smile on his face.]]
* HotDad
* [[spoiler:IJustWantToBeSpecial: Averted, prior to being framed by Frank D'Amico, he had no consideration of becoming a vigilante men. He had a happy, normal life. At least, until Frank D'Amico tears his family apart.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As much violent, deranged and merciless he might be, he's quite clear he has still an hidden morality left and he's able to distinguish his potential targets from innocent bystanders. It's also implied that once he would have accomplished his personal vendetta he would have sent Mindy to school and giving her a childhood like every ordinary girl.
* [[spoiler:KillItWithFire: Brutally tortured and set on fire by D'Amico's men.]]
* KnightInSourArmor / KnightTemplarParent
* LargeHam: He's played by Nicolas Cage, who's AdamWesting by channeling himself ''and'' Adam West.
* LightningBruiser
* [[spoiler:MentorOccupationalHazard]]
* PapaWolf
* PayEvilUntoEvil
* [[spoiler:PosthumousCharacter: After the first movie, Hit Girl keeps her father's things and gear in a special Batcave like case, preserving his memory and keeps on going with the mission they had set in the first movie.]]
* PragmaticHero
* [[spoiler:RoaringRampageOfRevenge: This time is for real.]]
* [[spoiler:RevengeBeforeReason: His obsession with revenge prevents him from just living a normal life with his daughter. Unfortunately, he never gets to see his ArchEnemy die.]]
* SociopathicHero
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight
* TragicHero: So ''very'', ''very'' tragic.
* {{Ubermensch}}
* TheUnfettered
* UnscrupulousHero
* VigilanteMan
* WellIntentionedExtremist: A rare "good" example.
* WidowerHero
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds

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[[folder:The Toxic Mega Cunts]]

!!Black Death
->'''Played By''': Daniel Kaluuya

* [[spoiler:EyeScream]]

!!Mother Russia
->'''Played By''': Olga Kurkulina

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: She's better skilled, physically stronger, and more experienced than Hit-Girl.
** CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:First for Mother Russia. Hit-Girl at the end]].
** NoSell: All of Hit-Girl attacks [[spoiler:until she got the adrenaline shot]].
* {{Badass}}
* BloodKnight
* BlondesAreEvil
* [[spoiler:DeathOfAThousandCuts]]
* TheDragon
** DragonInChief
* EyepatchOfPower
* HuskyRusskie
** DirtyCommunists
** GloriousMotherRussia: ''Korobeiniki'' (aka the ''Tetris'' song).
** MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong
* ImAHumanitarian: She '''ate''' her cellmate. ''She ate her cellmate''.
* OneManArmy
* PsychoForHire

!!The Tumor
->'''Played By''': Andy Nyman

* {{Badass}}
* BeardOfEvil
* TheBrute
* FakeAmerican
* {{Jerkass}}
* TheNapoleon
* PintSizedPowerhouse
* PsychoForHire

!!Genghis Carnage
->'''Played By''': Tom Wu

* [[spoiler:BoomHeadshot]]
* PsychoForHire

!!Javier
->'''Played By''': John Leguizamo

* HonestAdvisor
* HyperCompetentSidekick
* MoralityChain: He tries to keep a lid on Motherfucker's more insane ideas.
* ParentalSubstitute: Becomes one for Chris, who calls him the only family he has left.
* [[spoiler:SlashedThroat]]
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[[folder:Justice Forever]]

!!Sal Bertolinni (Colonel Stars-and-Stripes)
->'''Played By''': Creator/JimCarrey

->''"Colonel Stars and Stripes, reporting for duty."''

* AntiHero
* {{Badass}}
* BatterUp
* BeingEvilSucks: After surviving his encounter with Big Daddy in the first film.
* BrooklynRage
* CaptainPatriotic
* CompositeCharacter: Of Colonel Stars and Lieutenant Stripes from the comics.
* LargeHam
* [[spoiler:OffWithHisHead]]
* PermaStubble
* RealMenLoveJesus
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion: Killed to show how much of a threat the Toxic Mega Cunts are.]]

!!Doctor Gravity
->'''Played By''': Donald Faison

* BatterUp
* BlackAndNerdy
* NiceGuy

!!Insect Man
->'''Played By''': Robert Emms

* FakeAmerican
* StraightGay

!!Night Bitch
->'''Played By''': Lindy Booth

* AbsoluteCleavage
* [[spoiler:AttemptedRape]]
* {{Badass}}
* MsFanservice
* {{Stripperific}}

!!Remembering Tommy
->'''Played By:''': Steven Mackintosh (Tommy's Dad) and Monica Dolan (Tommy's Mum)

* ActionDad and ActionMom
* BattleCouple
* EpicFlail: Tommy's Mum uses a backpack full of bricks.
* FakeAmerican: Steven Mackintosh and Monica Dolan are British.
* HappilyMarried
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[[folder:D'Amico Crime Family]]

!!Chris D'Amico (Red Mist[=/=][[spoiler:The Motherfucker]])
->'''Played By:''' Christopher Mintz-Plasse

->''"As a great man once said... wait 'til they get a load of me."''

* AdaptationalHeroism: He's nowhere ''near'' as evil as his comic book counterpart.
* AdaptationNameChange: From Genovese to D'Amico.
* AntiVillain: That remains to be seen after [[spoiler:his father's death.]]
* AscendedFanboy: He's a comic book geek [[EvilCounterpart just like Dave]].
* AnimeHair: Invoked in his costume.
* [[spoiler:BigBadWannabe: After his father's death.]]
* ColorCharacter: ''Red'' Mist.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: He becomes a villain for real after [[spoiler: his father's death.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: The [[spoiler:death of Javier]] cut what few strings of sanity Chris had remaining.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: After he learned that Dave is nothing in the grand scheme of things, Chris wanted him spared. Unfortunately for him, his father is adamant on having him killed to give a message to other would-be superheroes.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: After being revealed as TheMole [[spoiler:and his father's death]], Chris switches to a new costume. [[spoiler:It's pretty much the same, but with a more menacing mask, the AnimeHair toned down, & the red switched to a creepy orange]].
** In the sequel he switches to an outfit composed entirely of bondage gear.
* EvilCounterpart: To Kick-Ass & Hit Girl.
* {{Expy}}: He's a LonelyRichKid, his father is the BigBad, the sequel sets up for an AvengingTheVillain story-line, and he was briefly friends with the hero. He's pretty much [[SpiderMan Harry Osborn]], minus the glider.
* FromNobodyToNightmare
* GenreSavvy: Figures out that Kick-Ass is a comic geek, and uses that to gain his trust as Red Mist.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain
* LonelyRichKid
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority
* [[MafiaPrincess Mafia Prince]]
* TheMole: Only becomes a superhero to track down Kick-Ass for his father. The difference from the comic is that the viewers know he's the mole before the heroes do; he discusses his plan with his father before being seen in costume.
* StartOfDarkness: [[spoiler:The death of his father]].
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: His "superpower."
* [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan]]
* SlidingScaleOfAntagonistVileness: [[spoiler: Becomes nearly as evil as his own father in the sequel, he attempts to rape Night Bitch, brutally kills Stars And Stripes, murders Dave's father, and attempts to kill Dave and Mindy at the funeral]]
* [[WouldHitAGirl Would Shoot A Girl]]: As Hit-Girl can attest to.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The trailers for Kick-Ass 2 have hinted that he may have become this because of the death of his father.

!!Frank D'Amico
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/amico_frank_721.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I gotta send a public service message to the people out there that being a superhero is bad for your health."'']]
->'''Played By:''' MarkStrong

* AdaptationExpansion: His comic book equivalent, Johnny G, spends ''far'' less time in focus than Frank.
* AdaptationNameChange: From Johnny G to Frank D'Amico.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Since Chris in the movie is not as vile as his comic counterpart, his father picks up the slack.
* AffablyEvil: Starts the movie as this, being the head of a mob family who is seen having breakfast with his family. His true colors are quickly revealed, showing him to actually be...
** FauxAffablyEvil: Particularly when he thinks he's found Kick-Ass walking on the street. Frank cordially greets the costumed man before beating him to the ground and shooting him dead.
* ArchEnemy: To the [=McCready=]s, especially Damon/Big Daddy.
* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler:He almost kills Hit Girl.]]
* BadBoss: When Chris needs someone to turn in to the police to make a name for himself as Red Mist, Frank gives up one of his own men. Then again, the reason he's so angry at Hit-Girl and Big Daddy is because they killed his men.
* BigBad: Of the first movie.
* BaldOfEvil
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: His clothing and possessions have are usually orange. [[spoiler:His son takes after him as a villain.]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDon
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Really does love his son.
* FakeAmerican: He's played by the British MarkStrong.
* KnightOfCerebus: He's the main reason why the movie has a lot of serious MoodWhiplash moments.
* KingpinInHisGym: Keeps a dojo in his penthouse and is a capable martial artist.
* LargeHam: He gets louder as he dives into his [[VillainousBreakdown breakdown]] during the movie.
* LeanAndMean
* RedRightHand: The scar on his forehead, which looks like a cross between a spiral and parentheses.
* SirSwearsALot
* VillainousBreakdown: Has one increasing steadily throughout the movie. He executes someone in broad daylight, goes batshit at his henchmen and starts doing cocaine (which was implied he kicked several years before).
* VillainousFriendship: With his dragon, Big Joe.
* WellDoneSonGuy: His interaction with his son is a very weak PetTheDog.
* WouldHitAGirl / WouldHurtAChild: He has no qualms in giving a roundhouse kick to an eleven year old girl's face and then giving her a thorough vicious beat down. Though in his defense she is also an unstoppable killing machine who single handedly slaughtered his entire building full of mooks.

!!Angie D'Amico
->'''Played By''': Yancy Butler

* TheAlcoholic: Seems to have dived into this in the second film, if the coffee table stacked with bottles are any indication.
* [[spoiler:BackForTheDead]]
* CovertPervert: [[spoiler:Chris and Javier find a collection of bondage gear in her room after her death.]]
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath: Fried alive in a tanning bed!]]
* HotMom

!!Ralph D'Amico
->'''Played By''': Iain Glen

* EvilUncle
* EvilerThanThou: Proves this to Chris by having one of his minions [[spoiler:kill Javier]].
* FakeAmerican: Iain Glen is Scottish.
* SlasherSmile: A particularly creepy one.

!!Big Joe
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Gentlemen...time to die."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Michael Rispoli

* AffablyEvil: He seems like such a nice guy when not murdering people on behalf of his boss.
* BeardOfEvil
* BatterUp
* [[spoiler:BoomHeadshot]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon: To Frank.
* HonestAdvisor: He's not afraid to be critical of Frank, telling him not to lose it and that it's a bad idea to start doing cocaine again.
* LargeHam: During the live broadcast.
* TortureTechnician: One of his jobs as TheDragon, overseeing the torture of Trey, the Russian mole and [[spoiler:Kick-Ass and Big Daddy.]]
* VillainousFriendship: With Frank.

!!Victor 'Vic' Gigante
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gigante_victor_3858.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' XanderBerkeley

* CorruptCop: He's on the payroll of Frank D'Amico.
* DeadpanSnarker
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He appears a little disturbed by the live online feed of Big Daddy and Kick-Ass being tortured. Not that he lifts a single finger to do anything or ever complains to Frank.
* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini: Despite being the person most responsible for Big Daddy getting locked up (besides Frank himself), he's never targeted and escapes the film without a scratch.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse?: He isn't seen after the broadcast.
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!!Cody
->'''Played By''': Dexter Fletcher

* BitPartBadGuy
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]

!!Huge Goon/Stu
->'''Played By''': Stu 'Large' Riley

* TheBrute
* TheDanza: He's officially listed as 'Huge Goon' in the credits, but MarkStrong calls him by the actor's real name in one scene.
* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat: ''"Say hello to my little friend!"''
* NoKillLikeOverkill: ''"Fuck this, I'm getting the bazooka!"''

!!Lobby Goon
->'''Played By''': Jason Flemyng

* TheCameo: For Jason Flemyng, a seven-time collaborator with director Matthew Vaughn.
* FakeAmerican: Jason Flemyng is British.
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!!James Lizewski
->'''Played By''': Garrett M. Brown

* PapaWolf

!!Marty Eisenberg (Battle Guy)
->'''Played By:''' Clark Duke

* AdaptationExpansion: Significantly more screen time than the comic.
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Expy}}: Battle Guy is one to CaptainAmerica.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe
* FatAndSkinny: The Fat to Marty's Skinny.
* PairTheSpares: Subverted, Marty winds up hooking up with Erica but Todd is still single at the end of the film.
* ThoseTwoGuys
* TookALevelInBadass

!!Todd Haynes (Ass-Kicker)
->'''Played By''': Evan Peters (''Kick-Ass''), Augustus Prew (''Kick-Ass 2'')

* AdaptationExpansion: Significantly more screen time than the comic.
* CaptainErsatz: An in-universe one for Kick-Ass.
* FatAndSkinny: The Skinny to Todd's Fat.
* JailbaitWait: After seeing Hit Girl save Kick-Ass & Big Daddy, Todd exclaims that he thinks he's in love with her, only for Marty to point out that she's around 11. He then declares he'll save himself for her.
* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini: He doesn't receive much punishment for indirectly causing the death of Dave's father.]]
* [[spoiler:MistreatmentInducedBetrayal]]
* [[spoiler:SixthRangerTraitor: For the Toxic Mega Cunts]]
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Marty.

!!Katie Deauxma
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/deauxma_kate_2222.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Dave? What the fuck are you doing? Why are you dressed as Kick-Ass?"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Lyndsy Fonseca

* AdaptationalHeroism
* FagHag: She wishes.
* TheMessiah: Has this in common with Dave.
* MsFanservice
* [[spoiler:SecretKeeper]]
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Her relationship with Dave. And she dated Rasul because she thought he was a kind [[TheWoobie woobie]] before realizing he was far from it.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In the second movie where she makes a 180 from the good-hearted person she was in the first movie. This does bring her closer to her comic counterpart.
* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: Dated Rasul [[spoiler:and cheated on Dave with a guy called Malik.]]
* [[spoiler:YourCheatingHeart: In the second movie.]]

!!Marcus Williams
->'''Played By:''' Omari Hardwick (''Kick-Ass''), Morris Chestnut (''Kick-Ass 2'')

->''"You owe that girl a childhood."''

* BaldOfAwesome
* BashBrothers: He and Damon are implied to be this when the latter was still a cop.
* TheOtherDarrin: Played by Omari Hardwick in the first movie, but replaced with Morris Chestnut in the second movie.
* PapaWolf: To Mindy, especially in the second movie.
* PromotionToParent: He's Mindy's ParentalSubstitute while Damon was in jail. [[spoiler:Played straight after Damon's death.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Delivers one to Big Daddy.

!!Flying Guy
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/flying_guy_3129.jpg]]
->'''Played By''':

* DecoyProtagonist: ''[[OneSceneWonder Very]]'' [[OneSceneWonder briefly]].
* IBelieveICanFly: [[RealityEnsues Averted]].
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!!Rasul
->'''Played By''': Kofi Natei

* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim]]
* BastardBoyfriend: To Katie, very briefly.
* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: From behind by Hit-Girl.]]
* MacheteMayhem: He brandishes a massive machete when he tries to kill Kick-Ass.
* ScaryBlackMan: Rasul (along with Hit-Girl and Big Daddy) makes Dave seriously consider giving up as Kick-Ass

!!Mrs. Zane
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mrs_zane_4954.jpg]]
->'''Played By''': Deborah Twiss

* AbsoluteCleavage: She tends to wear outfits with a plunging neckline.
* HeroesWantRedheads
* HotTeacher: Very much so, being the focus of Dave's fantasies.
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!!Brooke
->'''Played By''': Claudia Lee

* AlphaBitch
* BlondesAreEvil
* MsFanservice
* QueenBee

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* [[spoiler:OffWithHisHead]]
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* ImAHumanitarian: She '''ate''' her cellmate. '''She ate her cellmate''.

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* ImAHumanitarian: She '''ate''' her cellmate. '''She ''She ate her cellmate''.
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* DespairEventHorizon: The [[spoiler:death of Javier]] cut what few strings of sanity Chris had remaining.


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* StartOfDarkness: [[spoiler:The death of his father]].
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** GloriousMotherRussia

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** GloriousMotherRussiaGloriousMotherRussia: ''Korobeiniki'' (aka the ''Tetris'' song).
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