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* BunnyEarsLawyer: J is a goofy smartass but even in the first film is shown to be very competent when push comes to shove.
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* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Is unaffected by the vacuum he starts in the Lunarmax prison. ''And'' he actually talks to himself in the airless void of space afterwards.
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Characters from the ''Franchise/MenInBlack'' series of live-action movies (''Film/MenInBlack'', ''Film/MenInBlackII'', and ''Film/MenInBlack3'').

As the animated TV show ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlackTheSeries'' is set in a [[AlternateContinuity separate universe]], it has [[Characters/MenInBlackTheSeries its own page here]].



![[Film/MenInBlack Film series]]

[[folder:The Men in Black]]
!!Tropes that apply to the [=MiB=] in general

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![[Film/MenInBlack Film series]]

[[folder:The
!The Men in Black]]
!!Tropes that apply to the [=MiB=] in general
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[[folder:In General]]

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* TheMenInBlack:...Well, yeah.

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* TheMenInBlack:...TheMenInBlack: ...[[CaptainObvious Well, yeah.yeah]].




!!Agent K (Kevin Brown)
->'''Played By:''' Creator/TommyLeeJones & Creator/JoshBrolin

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[[folder:Agent K]]
!!Agent K K/Kay (Kevin Brown)
->'''Played By:''' Creator/TommyLeeJones & Creator/JoshBrolin
Brown)



->'''Played by:''' Creator/TommyLeeJones & Creator/JoshBrolin




!!Agent J (James Darrell Edwards III)
->'''Played By:''' Creator/WillSmith

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[[folder:Agent J]]
!!Agent J J/Jay (James Darrell Edwards III)
->'''Played By:''' Creator/WillSmith
III)



->'''Played by:''' Creator/WillSmith




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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Chief Zed]]



->'''Played By:''' Rip Torn

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->'''Played By:''' by:''' Rip Torn




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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Agent O]]



->'''Played By:''' Emma Thompson & Creator/AliceEve

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->'''Played By:''' by:''' Emma Thompson & Creator/AliceEve



[[folder:Allies]]
!!Dr Laurel Weaver/[[spoiler:Agent L]]
->'''Played By:''' Linda Fiorentino

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[[folder:Allies]]
!!Dr
!Allies

[[folder:Laurel Weaver]]
!!Dr.
Laurel Weaver/[[spoiler:Agent L]]
->'''Played By:''' Linda Fiorentino
Weaver (Agent L/Elle)



->'''Played by:''' Linda Fiorentino




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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Saves J and K from almost getting eaten by the bug by shooting him from behind.]]

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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Saves J and K from almost getting eaten by the bug Bug by shooting him from behind.]]



* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:Edgar promptly takes her hostage once he discovers she has the galaxy,and attempts to take her with him so he can eat her.]]
* DamselOutOfDistress: When Edgar tells her he wants to take her with him to eat her and feed his family as well, while climbing to his UFO, Laurel has none of it and breaks free of his hold, then jumps into a nearby tree while fiercely clinging to one of its branches to avoid falling. She eventually falls, but is unharmed and manages to get a hold of a MIB gun which [[spoiler:she uses to shoot the bug and kill him for good]]
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: As part of her work atire

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* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:Edgar Edgar promptly takes her hostage once he discovers she has the galaxy,and galaxy, and attempts to take her with him so he can eat her.]]
her.
* DamselOutOfDistress: When Edgar tells her he wants to take her with him to eat her and feed his family as well, while climbing to his UFO, Laurel has none of it and breaks free of his hold, then jumps into a nearby tree while fiercely clinging to one of its branches to avoid falling. She [[spoiler:She eventually falls, but is unharmed and manages to get a hold of a MIB gun which [[spoiler:she she uses to shoot the bug Bug and kill him for good]]
good.]]
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: As part of her work atireattire.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Laurel may be cynic, snarky and gets annoyed easily, but truly cares for those she likes. At one point near the end, while Kay and Jay have an emotional moment regarding the former's departure, she chimes in, saying her apartment isn't very near, not even on the same island, but does it in a pleasant manner and doesn't seem annoyed at all.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Laurel may be cynic, cynical, snarky and gets annoyed easily, but truly cares for those she likes. At one point near the end, while Kay and Jay have an emotional moment regarding the former's departure, she chimes in, saying her apartment isn't very near, not even on the same island, but does it in a pleasant manner and doesn't seem annoyed at all.



* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Agent J. In the animated series [[spoiler: during J's perfect world alternate reality, they are a couple. Or at least, her alternate reality self is J's girlfriend]].

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* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Agent J. In J.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Frank
the animated series [[spoiler: during J's perfect world alternate reality, they are a couple. Or at least, her alternate reality self is J's girlfriend]].
Pug]]



->'''Played By:''' Tim Blaney

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->'''Played By:''' ->'''Voiced by:''' Tim Blaney
Blaney



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* TheDogIsAnAlien: [[spoiler:However, in an episode, his true form resembles his Earth disguise, save for the skin color, ears, and tail.]]

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* TheDogIsAnAlien: [[spoiler:However, in He's an episode, his true form resembles his Earth disguise, save for the skin color, ears, and tail.]]alien disguised as a Pug dog.



%%* TalkingAnimal

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%%* TalkingAnimal
* TalkingAnimal: While he's actually an alien, he certainly invokes this trope.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jack Jeebs]]



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

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->'''Played By:''' Creator/TonyShalhoub
by:''' Creator/TonyShalhoub



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* AlienBlood: When his head is shot off, green goo is smeared all over the walls.
* ArmsDealer: He sells illegal alien weapons from his black market pawn shop.



* HealingFactor: His head instantly regenerates not long after being destroyed.
* HumanAlien: As far as we can see, his natural form looks human, [[BizarreAlienBiology but he's something else entirely]].




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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Laura Vasquez]]



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

* DeadGuyJunior: [[spoiler:she's named after her mother Laurana.]]
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler: Half Zarthan, half Human.]]

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->'''Played By:''' by:''' Creator/RosarioDawson

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* DeadGuyJunior: [[spoiler:she's [[spoiler:She's named after her mother Laurana.]]
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler: Half [[spoiler:Half Zarthan, half Human.]]




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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Griffin]]



->'''Played By:''' Michael Stuhlbarg

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->'''Played By:''' by:''' Michael Stuhlbarg
Stuhlbarg



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!!The Colonel/[[spoiler:James Darrel Edwards II]]

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\n!!The Colonel/[[spoiler:James [[/folder]]

[[folder:The Colonel]]
!!Colonel [[spoiler:James
Darrel Edwards II]]



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[[folder:Antagonists]]

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[[folder:Antagonists]]!Enemies
[[folder:Edgar the Bug]]



->'''Played By:''' [[Creator/VincentDOnofrio Vincent D'Onofrio]]

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->'''Played By:''' [[Creator/VincentDOnofrio Vincent D'Onofrio]]
by:''' Creator/VincentDOnofrio



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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Serleena]]



->'''Played By:''' Lara Flynn Boyle



->'''Played by:''' Lara Flynn Boyle



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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Charlie & Scrad]]



->'''Played By:''' Johnny Knoxville

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->'''Played By:''' by:''' Johnny Knoxville
Knoxville

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jarra]]



->'''Played By:''' John Alexander

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->'''Played By:''' by:''' John Alexander
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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Boris the Animal]]



->'''Played By:''' [[Music/FlightOfTheConchords Jemaine Clement]]



->'''Played by:''' [[Music/FlightOfTheConchords Jemaine Clement]]



* AgreeToDisagree: His catchphrase.

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* {{Catchphrase}}: He has two. "Let's just agree to disagree" and "[[InsistentTerminology IT IS JUST. BORIS.]]" (in response to someone calling him "Boris [[RedBaron The Animal]]")

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* {{Catchphrase}}: He has two. "Let's just agree to disagree" AgreeToDisagree" and "[[InsistentTerminology IT IS JUST. BORIS.]]" (in response to someone calling him "Boris [[RedBaron The Animal]]")




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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lilly]]



->'''Played By:''' Nicole Scherzinger

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->'''Played By:''' by:''' Nicole Scherzinger
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* MonsterFangirl: Provides the page image.



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![[WesternAnimation/MenInBlackTheSeries TV series]]

[[folder:The Men in Black]]
!!Agent Kay
->Voiced by: Ed O'Ross (season 1), Gregg Berger (seasons 2-4)

* DeadpanSnarker: With emphasis upon deadpan.
* TheStoic: The animated Kay is even more stoic than the live-action Kay, which is really saying something.

!!Agent Jay
->Voiced by: Keith Diamond

%%* ButtMonkey
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* RippleProofMemory: Due to exposure to a piece of ImportedAlienPhlebotinum, he's the only one who realizes that someone is methodically [[RetGone wiping the founders of MIB, and thus the entire organization, out of existence]]. Unfortunately, the side effects are slowly killing him.

!!Agent Elle
->Voiced by: Jennifer Lien (seasons 1-3), Jennifer Martin (season 4)

%%* ActionGirl
* AdaptationDyeJob: She was a brunette in the film, and blonde in the animated series.
%%* BadassBookworm
%%* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
%%* OmnidisciplinaryScientist
%%* ShesGotLegs

!!Zed
->Voiced by: Charles Napier

* AdaptationDyeJob: He's a brunette in the film, and grey hair in the animated series. Though he could be just a [[AgeLift little older]].
%%* DaChief
%%* DeadpanSnarker

!!Agent X
->Voiced by: Adam Baldwin

* AdaptationSpeciesChange: There's an agent in the original comics named Ecks, who's human and a rogue agent.
* CowboyCop: Impulsive, reckless and insanely gung-ho. L describes him as being less like a "loose cannon" and more like a "megaton bomb." The only reason she's stuck with him is because Zed is giving her a chance to be a field agent and X was sent by his people as an ambassador, so Zed killed two birds with one stone, but has to deal with their incisive bickering.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* PunyHumans: He thinks of himself as superior to humans.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Allies]]
!!Frank the Pug
->Voiced by: Eddie Barth

* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's mostly out for himself, but shows a kinder, altruistic side every so often.
* SignedUpForTheDental: Why he helps MIB: he gets perks like invites to agent-only rewards in exchange for regular information.
* TheStoolPigeon: When the agents need a lead, they go to Frank the Pug first.

!!Jack Jeebs
->Voiced by: Creator/TonyShalhoub (first few episodes), Creator/BillyWest (rest of series)

* ButtMonkey[=/=]TheChewToy: Jeebs will get hurt OncePerEpisode, most often with [[YourHeadAsplode his head being blown up]].
-->'''Jeebs:''' [[CatchPhrase That really stings!]]
%%* CainAndAbel: The Abel to Dak's Cain.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: The Blow-His-Head-Up gag only works for this reason.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: This is why Jeebs regularly does business with enemies of MIB.
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!!The Worm Guys
->Voiced by: Pat Pinney and Creator/PatFraley as two Worms each

%%* {{Amusing Alien}}s:
* MustHaveCaffeine: On the show, it's explained that coffee is a sacred drink that only royalty is allowed to drink.

!!The Twins (Idiukupkup and Bob)
->Voiced by: Pat Pinney and Pat Fraley

* AerithAndBob: Idiukupkup and Bob
* MissionControl: Their job is monitoring [=MiB=] operations around the globe.
* MultiArmedMultitasking: Their alien biology allows them to do more monitoring than a similarly skilled human.
* TheUnintelligible: The audience has no idea what they say, but Zed does.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Hence "The twins" instead of their individual names.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Antagonists]]
!!Alpha
->Voiced by: Creator/DavidWarner

* BrokenPedestal: To Kay.
* EvilBrit: [[TypeCasting As usual with David Warner]].
* FallenHero: The first leader of the MIB, who turned evil.
%%* FauxAffablyEvil
* OrganTheft: His {{Evil Plan}}s usually involve stealing body parts from aliens.
%%* TheParagonAlwaysRebels
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: How he tried to justify using the cosmic integrator.
* ThatManIsDead: According to Kay, "The Alpha [he] knew died 20 years ago."
* TreacherousAdvisor: Used to be Kay's mentor.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: With Kay.

!!Buzzard
->Voiced by: Sherman Howard

* BountyHunter: An alien bounty hunter who can fight K to a draw.
* CodeName: "Buzzard"; his real name seems to be Treblor.
* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: Makes his introduction in a noir-like black trenchcoat and hat, complete with a breather mask. The disguise does relatively little to hide his alien features.
* LightningBruiser: Very fast and tough, and can perform high jumps with his long reverse-jointed legs.
* RealNameAsAnAlias: Goes under his former identity as a Zombarian agent with his real name.
* SinisterShades: Wears green goggles over his eyes.
* OneManArmy: The guy is dangerous enough to require a literal army to chase him away.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The last time we see Buzzard in the series, he is zapped away by K. It is unknown if he survives, dies or is captured.

!!Dak
* CainAndAbel: The Cain to Jeebs' Abel.
* TooKinkyToTorture: Unlike Jeebs, Dak enjoys the pain of being blasted.

!!Fmeks
* BewareTheSillyOnes: They may be tiny, but they're quite troublesome.
* EvilCounterpart: To the Arquillians.
* FantasticRacism: Fmeks really hate the Arquillians.
* ZergRush: Their favored tactic.
[[/folder]]
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!!Agent K/Kevin Brown

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!!Agent K/Kevin BrownK (Kevin Brown)



!!Agent J/James Darrell Edwards III

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!!Agent J/James J (James Darrell Edwards IIIIII)
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