History Characters / Super8

12th Mar '16 1:50:21 PM HBICece
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%%* BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill
%%* EverythingIsBetterWithExplosions

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%%* * BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill
%%* * EverythingIsBetterWithExplosions



%%* PyroManiac
%%* MadBomber
%%* SirSwearsALot
%%* TagalongKid

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%%* * PyroManiac
%%* * MadBomber
%%* * SirSwearsALot
%%* * TagalongKid



%%* ButtMonkey
%%* CowardlyLion
%%* DirtyCoward

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%%* * ButtMonkey
%%* * CowardlyLion
%%* * DirtyCoward



%%* TheLancer
%%* NervousWreck

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%%* * TheLancer
%%* * NervousWreck



%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* TheSmartGuy

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%%* * DeadpanSnarker
%%* * TheSmartGuy



%%* {{Badass}}
%%* DespairEventHorizon
%%* DressingAsTheEnemy
%%* FantasyForbiddingFather

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%%* * {{Badass}}
%%* * DespairEventHorizon
%%* * DressingAsTheEnemy
%%* * FantasyForbiddingFather



%%* PapaWolf
%%* OverprotectiveDad
%%* NotSoStoic

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%%* * PapaWolf
%%* * OverprotectiveDad
%%* * NotSoStoic



%%* TheAlcoholic
%%* AlcoholicParent
%%* TheAtoner
%%* DespairEventHorizon

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%%* * TheAlcoholic
%%* * AlcoholicParent
%%* * TheAtoner
%%* * DespairEventHorizon



%%* OverprotectiveDad

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%%* * OverprotectiveDad



%%* BadassTeacher
%%* BaldOfAwesome

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%%* * BadassTeacher
%%* * BaldOfAwesome



%%* NotQuiteDead
%%* PsychicLink
%%* ReassignedToAntarctica

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%%* * NotQuiteDead
%%* * PsychicLink
%%* * ReassignedToAntarctica



%%* BackForTheDead

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%%* * BackForTheDead



%%* KilledMidSentence
%%* MauveShirt

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%%* * KilledMidSentence
%%* * MauveShirt



%%* ChekhovsGunman
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
%%* PrecisionFStrike

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%%* * ChekhovsGunman
%%* * DeadpanSnarker
%%* * JerkWithAHeartOfGold
%%* * PrecisionFStrike



%%* [[NiceGuy Nice Guy and Girl]]

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%%* * [[NiceGuy Nice Guy and Girl]]



%%* AssholeVictim

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%%* * AssholeVictim



%%* SociopathicSoldier
%%* TheStoic

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%%* * SociopathicSoldier
%%* * TheStoic



%%* {{Badass}}

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%%* * {{Badass}}



%%* BizarreAlienBiology
%%* CapturedSuperEntity
%%* GeniusBruiser

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%%* * BizarreAlienBiology
%%* * CapturedSuperEntity
%%* * GeniusBruiser



%%* ItCanThink

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%%* * ItCanThink



%%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds

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%%* * WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
30th Dec '15 5:56:47 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* MoralityChain: A non-villainous example. It seems Jack's wife was this for him to prevent him from being vindictive towards Louis even before the accident due to his bad reputation as the town drunk, however, after his wife died, Jack blames Louis for her death and becomes hostile towards him as a result.

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* MoralityChain: A non-villainous example. It seems Jack's wife was this for him to prevent him from being vindictive towards Louis even before the accident due to his bad reputation as the town drunk, however, after his wife died, Jack blames Louis for her death and becomes hostile towards him as a result.result, which even exceeds to Louis's family as well, such as his daughter Alice.
29th Dec '15 12:24:11 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* MoralityChain: A non-villainous example. It seems Jack's wife was this for him to prevent him from being vindictive towards Louis even before the accident due to his bad reputation as the town drunk, however, after his wife died, Jack blames Louis for her death and becomes hostile towards him as a result.
21st Apr '15 6:19:19 AM unclejack
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%%* TheSheriff

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%%* TheSheriff* TheSheriff: Of Lillian.



%%* TheStoner

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%%* TheStoner* TheStoner: He's the town's local pot dealer, and is more often high than not.



%%* DirtyCoward

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%%* DirtyCoward* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:He sends his own men up against the Alien basically to serve as canaries down the mine, and when he's confronted he tries to escape by opening the cage he kept the kids in.]]



%%* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Ripped apart by the Alien he brutally tortured.]]

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%%* * KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Ripped apart by the Alien he brutally tortured.]]
* JustDesserts: [[spoiler:He's killed and eaten by the Alien.
]]
18th Apr '15 11:44:05 AM creader
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* {{Adorkable}}: Whenever ALice is around he can barely think.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Whenever ALice Alice is around he can barely think.
18th Apr '15 11:42:43 AM creader
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%%* {{Adorkable}}

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%%* {{Adorkable}}* {{Adorkable}}: Whenever ALice is around he can barely think.
* BadassPacifist: Joe gets the alien to leave Earth just by using empathy.



%%* CallingTheOldManOut
%%* CharacterDevelopment
%%* {{Determinator}}

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%%* CallingTheOldManOut
%%* CharacterDevelopment
%%* {{Determinator}}
* CallingTheOldManOut: Calls out his dad for making him stay away from Alice without getting to know her
* CharacterDevelopment: Becomes more assertive and finally accepts his mother's death.
* {{Determinator}}: Nothing stopped Joe from going to rescue Alice from the alien.



%%* HurtingHero

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%%* HurtingHero* HurtingHero: His mother's death and father's ParentalNeglect didn't do him good for his emotional health.



* NiceGuy: The most mature and well-mannered of his friends.



%%* TookALevelInBadass: How many kids would enter a flesh-eating alien's lair?

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%%* * TookALevelInBadass: How many kids would enter Part of his {{character development}} has him letting people walk all over to standing up for himself and others. Also, he entered a flesh-eating alien's lair?lair, something that Joe probably wouldn't do in the beginning.



%%* DistressedDamsel
%%* JerkassFacade
%%* MissingMom

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%%* DistressedDamsel
%%* JerkassFacade
%%* MissingMom
* DistressedDamsel: Gets kidnapped by the alien near the end.
* JerkassFacade: To deal with her abusive father and the guilt she feels for his indirect role in the death of Joe's mother.
* MissingMom: Alice's mother left them at some point.



%%* TheSmurfettePrinciple

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%%* TheSmurfettePrinciple* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only girl in the main cast.



%%* [[HerHeartWillGoOn His Heart Will Go On]]
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold

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%%* * [[HerHeartWillGoOn His Heart Will Go On]]
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
On]]: Heavily implied after he, in his own way, forgives Louis.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The "jerk" part comes from planning to send his son away because he didn't know how to talk to him and forbidding Joe from spending time with Alice because of her being the daughter of Louis. The "heart of gold" comes from him forgiving Louis and saving his son.



* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Parent]]: Of the neglectful kind.

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* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Parent]]: AbusiveParents: Of the neglectful kind.



%%* JerkassFacade

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%%* JerkassFacade* JerkassFacade: Acts like an asshole mostly due to his wife abandoning him and Alice, as well his guilt over making Mrs. Lamb cover for him at work, which lead to her death.



%%* SurvivorGuilt

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%%* SurvivorGuilt* SurvivorGuilt: All Louis wanted to do was apologize to Jack for indirectly causing his wife's death.
30th Mar '15 5:20:16 AM unclejack
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* {{Badass}}
** TookALevelInBadass: How many kids would enter a flesh-eating alien's lair?



%%* TookALevelInBadass: How many kids would enter a flesh-eating alien's lair?



->'''Played By:''' Joel McKinnon Miller & Jessica Tuck

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->'''Played By:''' Joel McKinnon [=McKinnon=] Miller & Jessica Tuck
30th Mar '15 5:18:35 AM unclejack
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!!Dr Thomas Woodward

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!!Dr !!Dr. Thomas Woodward



* [[spoiler:DefiantToTheEnd: Tells Nelec exactly what he thinks of him.]]

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* [[spoiler:DefiantToTheEnd: Tells DefiantToTheEnd: [[spoiler:Tells Nelec exactly what he thinks of him.]]



* [[spoiler:PsychicLink]]
* ReassignedToAntarctica
* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness]]

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* [[spoiler:PsychicLink]]
*
%%* PsychicLink
%%*
ReassignedToAntarctica
* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness]]YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness



* [[spoiler:BackForTheDead]]

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* [[spoiler:BackForTheDead]]%%* BackForTheDead



* [[spoiler:KilledMidSentence]]
* MauveShirt
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* TheSheriff

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* [[spoiler:KilledMidSentence]]
*
%%* KilledMidSentence
%%*
MauveShirt
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
*
%%* TheSheriff



* ChekhovsGunman
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* PrecisionFStrike
* TheStoner

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* %%* ChekhovsGunman
* %%* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Jerkass}}
**
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* %%* PrecisionFStrike
* %%* TheStoner



* [[NiceGuy Nice Guy and Girl]]

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* %%* [[NiceGuy Nice Guy and Girl]]



* BadBoss: He [[spoiler:kills former employee Dr Woodward, and sends his Master Sergeant into a situation that gets him killed.]]
* BigBad: The true villain of the story.
%%* ColonelBadass

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* BadBoss: He [[spoiler:kills [[spoiler:He murders his former employee Dr Woodward, Woodward in cold blood, and sends his Master Sergeant [[TheDragon Dragon]] into a situation that gets him killed.practically suicidal situation.]]
* BigBad: The Nelec is the true villain of the story.
%%* ColonelBadass
story; all the horrible events that plague Lillian can be traced back to his initial actions.



%%* KarmicDeath

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%%* KarmicDeathKarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Ripped apart by the Alien he brutally tortured.]]



* TortureTechnician: He was responsible for [[spoiler:torturing the alien, and also tortured Woodward for info.]]

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* TortureTechnician: He [[spoiler:He was responsible for [[spoiler:torturing torturing the alien, and also tortured Woodward for info.]]



->'''Played By:''' Richard T Jones

* [[spoiler:KilledMidSentence]]
* MookLieutenant
* PunchClockVillain
* OhCrap: When Nelec orders him to tag the creature.

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->'''Played By:''' Richard T T. Jones

* [[spoiler:KilledMidSentence]]
TheDragon: To Colonel Nelec.
* MookLieutenant
KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler:He's ripped out of the bus by the Alien as he's trying to clarify an order from Nelec.]]
* PunchClockVillain
PunchClockVillain: He's following orders, and otherwise doesn't seem like all that bad a guy.
* OhCrap: When [[spoiler:He understandably looks terrified when Nelec orders him to tag the creature.]]



* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: When he first crashed, all he wanted was to go back to his planet. Nelec and the military subjected him to cruel experiments and inhumane conditions amounting to torture. Angry and in agony, he kills humans freely after escaping.

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* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: When [[spoiler:When he first crashed, all he wanted was to go back to his planet. Nelec and the military subjected him to cruel experiments and inhumane conditions amounting to torture. Angry and in agony, he kills humans freely after escaping.]]



* ImmuneToBullets: They don't seem to impact him much.

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* ImmuneToBullets: They don't seem to The combined might of the Air Force doesn't impact him much.much. [[spoiler:Nelec unloads an entire magazine into his face and it doesn't slow him down.]]



* NotSoDifferent: From Joe.
* PsychicLink: With whoever he touches.

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* NotSoDifferent: From Joe.
Joe; both have been through a trauma and feel alone in the world.
* PsychicLink: With whoever he touches.touches, seemingly by choice.
30th Mar '15 5:09:46 AM unclejack
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!The Air Force
30th Mar '15 5:09:21 AM unclejack
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[[folder: The Alien]]

!!The Alien/'Cooper'
->'''Played By:''' Creator/BruceGreenwood

%%* {{Badass}}
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: When he first crashed, all he wanted was to go back to his planet. Nelec and the military subjected him to cruel experiments and inhumane conditions amounting to torture. Angry and in agony, he kills humans freely after escaping.
* BigEater: Of humans.
%%* BizarreAlienBiology
%%* CapturedSuperEntity
%%* GeniusBruiser
* ImAHumanitarian: Humans become his source of food.
* ImmuneToBullets: They don't seem to impact him much.
%%* ItCanThink
* NoNameGiven: We never learn his true name, or the name of his race.
* NotSoDifferent: From Joe.
* PsychicLink: With whoever he touches.
* TunnelKing: He gets about by tunneling underneath the town, able to come and go as he wishes.
%%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Kids]]

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[[folder: The Alien]]

!!The Alien/'Cooper'
->'''Played By:''' Creator/BruceGreenwood

%%* {{Badass}}
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: When he first crashed, all he wanted was to go back to his planet. Nelec and the military subjected him to cruel experiments and inhumane conditions amounting to torture. Angry and in agony, he kills humans freely after escaping.
* BigEater: Of humans.
%%* BizarreAlienBiology
%%* CapturedSuperEntity
%%* GeniusBruiser
* ImAHumanitarian: Humans become his source of food.
* ImmuneToBullets: They don't seem to impact him much.
%%* ItCanThink
* NoNameGiven: We never learn his true name, or the name of his race.
* NotSoDifferent: From Joe.
* PsychicLink: With whoever he touches.
* TunnelKing: He gets about by tunneling underneath the town, able to come and go as he wishes.
%%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Kids]]
!The Film Crew

[[folder:Joe]]




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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Alice]]




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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Charles]]




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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cary]]




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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Martin]]




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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Preston]]






[[folder: The Adults]]

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[[folder: The Adults]]
!Residents of Lillian, Ohio

[[folder:Jack]]




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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Louis]]




!!Colonel Nelec
->'''Played By:''' Creator/NoahEmmerich

%%* AssholeVictim
* BadBoss: He [[spoiler:kills former employee Dr Woodward, and sends his Master Sergeant into a situation that gets him killed.]]
* BigBad: The true villain of the story.
%%* ColonelBadass
%%* DirtyCoward
* ExactWords: He gently promises he will 'take care' of Woodward...but Woodward knows what that means.
%%* KarmicDeath
%%* SociopathicSoldier
%%* TheStoic
* TortureTechnician: He was responsible for [[spoiler:torturing the alien, and also tortured Woodward for info.]]

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\n!!Colonel Nelec\n->'''Played By:''' Creator/NoahEmmerich\n\n%%* AssholeVictim\n* BadBoss: He [[spoiler:kills former employee Dr Woodward, and sends his Master Sergeant into a situation that gets him killed.]]\n* BigBad: The true villain of the story.\n%%* ColonelBadass\n%%* DirtyCoward\n* ExactWords: He gently promises he will 'take care' of Woodward...but Woodward knows what that means.\n%%* KarmicDeath\n%%* SociopathicSoldier\n%%* TheStoic\n* TortureTechnician: He was responsible for [[spoiler:torturing the alien, and also tortured Woodward for info.]]\n[[/folder]]

[[folder:Woodward]]




!!Master Sergeant Overmeyer
->'''Played By:''' Richard T Jones

* [[spoiler:KilledMidSentence]]
* MookLieutenant
* PunchClockVillain
* OhCrap: When Nelec orders him to tag the creature.

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\n!!Master Sergeant Overmeyer\n->'''Played By:''' Richard T Jones\n\n* [[spoiler:KilledMidSentence]]\n* MookLieutenant\n* PunchClockVillain\n* OhCrap: When Nelec orders him to tag the creature.\n[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pruitt]]




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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Donny]]




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[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Kaznyks]]




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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jen]]





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[[folder:Nelec]]
!!Colonel Nelec
->'''Played By:''' Creator/NoahEmmerich

%%* AssholeVictim
* BadBoss: He [[spoiler:kills former employee Dr Woodward, and sends his Master Sergeant into a situation that gets him killed.]]
* BigBad: The true villain of the story.
%%* ColonelBadass
%%* DirtyCoward
* ExactWords: He gently promises he will 'take care' of Woodward...but Woodward knows what that means.
%%* KarmicDeath
%%* SociopathicSoldier
%%* TheStoic
* TortureTechnician: He was responsible for [[spoiler:torturing the alien, and also tortured Woodward for info.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Overmeyer]]
!!Master Sergeant Overmeyer
->'''Played By:''' Richard T Jones

* [[spoiler:KilledMidSentence]]
* MookLieutenant
* PunchClockVillain
* OhCrap: When Nelec orders him to tag the creature.
[[/folder]]

!Other Characters

[[folder:Cooper]]
!!The Alien/'Cooper'
->'''Played By:''' Creator/BruceGreenwood

%%* {{Badass}}
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: When he first crashed, all he wanted was to go back to his planet. Nelec and the military subjected him to cruel experiments and inhumane conditions amounting to torture. Angry and in agony, he kills humans freely after escaping.
* BigEater: Of humans.
%%* BizarreAlienBiology
%%* CapturedSuperEntity
%%* GeniusBruiser
* ImAHumanitarian: Humans become his source of food.
* ImmuneToBullets: They don't seem to impact him much.
%%* ItCanThink
* NoNameGiven: We never learn his true name, or the name of his race.
* NotSoDifferent: From Joe.
* PsychicLink: With whoever he touches.
* TunnelKing: He gets about by tunneling underneath the town, able to come and go as he wishes.
%%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
[[/folder]]
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