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[[folder:The ants]]
%%* {{Adorkable}}
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He is regularly ridiculed and insulted for wasting his time on creative thinking and inventing instead of gathering food for the Offering.
* BadassBookworm: [[spoiler:Becomes this during his stand against Hopper.]]
%%* BunglingInventor
* CharacterDevelopment: Goes from being the misfit of the colony to the hero of the film.
* {{Determinator}}: Wants to gain his colony's approval so darn badly.
* DoggedNiceGuy: For Princess Atta.
* HeroicBSOD: After he gets banished from the colony. He gets better with help from Dot and the circus bugs.
%%* IncorruptiblePurePureness
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Dot, mainly because she's the only ant in the colony who admires and looks up to Flik.
* NiceGuy: Goes with being played by Dave Foley.
* TheMillstone: Was this for most of the film until he...
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:Despite being given a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown from Thumper under Hopper's orders, he gives Hopper a ReasonYouSuckSpeech and inspires the rest of the colony to stand up to the grasshoppers.]]
%%* WideEyedIdealist
* DefrostingIceQueen: She is rather dismissive towards Flik and his ideas on improving the harvest in the beginning of the film. But warms up to him in the middle.
%%* DisappearedDad
%%* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
%%* HartmanHips
%%* LoveInterest
%%* NonMammalMammaries
* NotSoDifferent: Her and the ant colony, according to Flik.
%%* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
%%* TheCutie
%%* DisappearedDad
* EleventhHourSuperpower: "Come on, wings. Fly, fly!"
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Flik.
%%* KidAppealCharacter
%%* PluckyGirl
%%* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* SpannerInTheWorks: She overheard the grasshoppers' plan to [[spoiler:squish the queen]] and flew back to the circus wagon to get Flik and company to return to save the colony.
%%* YouthfulFreckles


[[folder:The grasshoppers]]

* AxCrazy: When he's in a bad mood.
* BadBoss: As Molt tells the ants during the raid in the film's second half: "You don't want to make him mad. ''Believe me!''" He takes out his frustration at his brother by punching out another member of his gang because of a promise to his mother. Later, he matter-of-factly ''kills'' several of his fellow grasshoppers just to demonstrate a point in an argument.
%%* BigBad
* TheBully: He's psychotic and loves picking on weaker species to make himself feel big.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: For one, Hopper realizes the strength of the ants, and keeps them in fear enough to prevent an uprising. He also realizes the significance of one ant inspiring the rest. ([[KickTheDog and uses this to callously kill some of his followers]]) He also ends up seeing past the bird disguise. However, during the climax, another bird appears, and he thinks it's another trick. [[spoiler:[[WrongGenreSavvy It's]] [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath NOT.]]]]
%%* DeadpanSnarker: He is voiced by Kevin Spacey, after all.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: He says that promising mother on her deathbed not to kill Molt is the only reason he has not done so. This could, however, not really be a matter of loving his mother and instead be more of a matter of [[IGaveMyWord simply keeping a promise]], especially seeing how it just makes him more dangerous, see BadBoss above
* EvilIsPetty: When his big elaborate plan fails, he settles for mercilessly beating up Flik and trying to kill him. In fact, his only reason for going back was to kill one ant who was no apparent threat and only hurt his pride.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He becomes chillingly polite when about to do something like murdering his own henchmen or preparing to feed children to deranged grasshoppers.
* FreudianExcuse: Averted. Unlike other Pixar villains, Hopper has no known "reason" behind his twisted acts. He's just a bully, plain and simple. All in all, he's competing with Lotso from ''Disney/ToyStory3 '' for Pixar's most evil villain.
* GeniusBruiser: He can easily beat down most anybody else in the film, and he's hardly dumb; he knows that if all the ants stood up to the grasshoppers, since they're far more numerous, the ants would easily push them away. [[spoiler: And indeed it does happen, they just needed a push.]]
%%* IGaveMyWord: See EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas.
%%* ItsAllAboutMe
* {{Jerkass}}: Just a wildly unpleasant individual all round.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: He gives the impression of being more than a bully when he announces to his men that they're going to spend the rest of the winter partying instead of returning to the ants' island. Then he kills some of his men to make a point.
%%* KarmicDeath
%%* KickTheDog: A number of times.
%%* LargeHam
%%* ObviouslyEvil
* PragmaticVillainy: Zig-zagged: when some of the other grasshoppers point out to Hopper that they have enough food and an easy life without needing to exploit and oppress the ants for food, he kills them and tells the rest that they oppress the ants for its own sake, not for the food. However, Hopper's point is that the oppression is pragmatic if you take a longer view: while individual ants are no threat to the grasshoppers, the ants as a group outnumber the grasshoppers by hundreds to one. If the grasshoppers let up on the pressure at all, the ants may realize their own power, at which point the grasshoppers' leisurely lifestyle ends.
* ScarsAreForever: One over his (also likely blind) right eye, which WordOfGod confirms was inflicted by the [[spoiler:first]] bird that attacked him.
* SmugSnake: Big time. He's smart and utterly convinced of his superiority but has no idea how to deal with the unexpected.
* TheSociopath: Perhaps the scariest villain Pixar has ever done.
%%* VillainousBreakdown
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: According to Atta, he was afraid of birds. [[spoiler: This is his eventual fate when he gets eaten in the end.]]
%%* WouldHurtAChild
%%* AxCrazy
%%* TheBrute
%%* KarmaHoudini
%%* PsychoForHire
* SuddenlyVoiced: In the outtakes.
* TeamPet: Though it's ambiguous whether he's supposed to represent an attack dog or an ax-crazy human, he seems to be this to the grasshoppers to some degree. A blink-and-you'll-miss-it scene shows him begging Hopper for treats and catching a piece of grain tossed to him in his mouth.
%%* TheUnintelligible
* AffablyEvil: Nice and friendly, even trying to tell funny stories to ants he's menacing. He even gives them a friendly warning during the second raid, having himself made Hopper angry one too many times:
-->"Do as he says; you don't want to make him mad. ''Believe me!''"
%%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling
%%* TheDitz
%%* GentleGiant
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Joins the circus bugs at the end of the film.]]
* HiddenDepths: He knows just how foolish and evil Hopper's plan is but is scared to refuse to go.
%%* MinionWithAnFInEvil
* PunchClockVillain: When the food's collected and the circus is performing, he happily claps and plays along, rather like a child.
-->"The circus, the circus, I love the circus!"
* TokenGoodTeammate: He's not really evil, just following along with the other grasshoppers.


[[folder:The circus bugs]]
!!P.T. Flea
* IdiotHoudini: Despite the fact that he changes his attitude in the end, he never really gets his comeuppance for some of the bad things he (unwittingly) did in the film. Though he is tied up and set on fire at various points.
* {{Jerkass}}: Though he's not as mean as Hopper was.
* LetsGetDangerous: There's no denying that's he's a {{Jerkass}}, but he shows his courage by heroically attacking what he ''thought'' was a real bird to save everyone.
%%* TheNapoleon
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom:
** He's responsible for [[spoiler:the ants finding out the circus bugs aren't warriors, costing Flik his newly earned good name. He suddenly shows up demanding that his circus bugs return to work for him. This in turn causes the ants to give up on rebelling against Hopper, almost resulting in the villain's victory.]]
** He also [[spoiler:ruins the ants' original plan of scaring the grasshoppers off with a fake bird by setting said bird on fire, thinking it to be the real deal.]]
%%* BigEater
* FunnyForeigner: He has a German accent.
* BerserkButton: "SO! Being a ladybug automatically makes me a girl! Is that it, fly boy?! Huh?!"
%%* DudeLooksLikeALady
* GutturalGrowler: The contrast with appearance is complete with his raspy, definitely male voice.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
%%* RealMenWearPink
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Parodied. ''He'' has long eyelashes, full lips and a {{beauty mark}}.
* ButtMonkey: He's always used in his acts as a prop.
* DeadpanSnarker
-->"Swish swish. Clang clang."
* GrievousHarmWithABody
%%* YouAreATreeCharlieBrown
%%* TeamMom
* WomanInBlack: Being a black widow spider, though [[AvertedTrope she doesn't carry the usual characteristics]].
%%* BigGuy
%%* GentleGiant
%%* ManChild
%%* ThirdPersonPerson
%%* YouNoTakeCandle
!!Manny and Gypsy
%%* CoolOldGuy: Manny
* CloudCuckoolander: Gypsy seemed much more interested in her appearance than her husband walking into the walls.
%%* InterspeciesRomance
%%* TheKlutz: Manny.
* LargeHam: What do you expect? Its [[LostinSpace Dr. Smith]]!
%%* NonActionGuy: Manny again.
%%* StageMagician: Manny once again.
!!Tuck and Roll
%%* FunnyForeigner
* KeepItForeign: They never learn a word of English, except... "[[CatchPhrase You fired]]!" WordOfGod says they're Hungarian.
%%* ThoseTwoGuys
%%* TheUnintelligible