Characters in the ''Death Wish'' films:
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!Paul Kersey
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An architect and UsefulNotes/KoreanWar veteran from New York who started killing criminals after his wife and daughter were attacked inside his own apartment. He started his vigilante career by killing bit-time bad guys (muggers, rapists etc.), moved to street gangs and by the end of the series takes on heavily armed mafiosos.

->[-Played by: Creator/CharlesBronson-]

* AntiHero
* {{Badass}}: And he just gets better when he gets older.
* BadassLongcoat
* BadassMustache: The trademark Bronson 'stache.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Who'd thought that some nebbish architect guy would end up taking down several criminal organizations?
* CartwrightCurse: No woman is safe from harm around Paul. Except for Geri, who left him due to his violent lifestyle.
* CoolGuns: Kersey's WeaponOfChoice in the third movie is the .475 Wildey Survivor.
* TheGunslinger: A handgun is his weapon of choice.
* InSeriesNickname: Mr. Vigilante, the New York Vigilante in the first film.
* PartTimeHero: Does architect stuff when not shooting criminals.
* TheStoic
* UnwittingPawn: In the fourth film.
* VigilanteMan: The TropeCodifier.
* WidowerHero

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!Manny Fraker

The leader of the unnamed street gang in the third movie.

->[-Played by: Gavan O'Herlihy-]

* AxCrazy: After he meets Paul in the cell, he tells him that he'll kill an old lady, just for the hell of it.
* BigBad
* FacialMarkings: Just like his cronies, the mark of his gang is on his forehead.
* GangBangers

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!"Nathan White"
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The person who hires Paul in the fourth film to take down the major drug rings in Los Angeles. He is actually an ambitious drug dealer under the identity of an absentee news magazine mogul who is seeking to take over the local drug business and tricks Paul to do the dirty work for him.

->[-Played by: John P. Ryan-]

* BigBad
* BadassMustache
* TheChessmaster
* CigarChomper
* DiabolicalMastermind
* EasyImpersonation
* ManipulativeBastard
* NoNameGiven: His real name is not revealed.
* SirSwearsALot: Is quite a pottymouth after showing his true colors.

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!Tommy O'Shea

A mobster in the fifth movie who becomes Paul's main target after he kills his new wife.

->[-Played by: Michael Parks-]

* BigBad
* TheDon
* FauxAffablyEvil
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain

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