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

%%* {{Badass}}
%%* ByronicHero
%%* TheDanza
%%* EtTuBrute
%%* HeroicSacrifice
%%* HeroicSuicide
%%* HitmanWithAHeart
* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler: In stark contrast to [[LoveMakesYouEvil Old Joe]].]]
%%* RedemptionEqualsDeath
* ShadowArchetype: [[spoiler:He and Old Joe ultimately become this.]]
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Killed himself so Old Joe will cease from existence.]]
%%* UnscrupulousHero

[[folder:Old Joe]]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/BruceWillis

%%* AntiVillain
* ApologeticAttacker: [[spoiler:He cried after killing the first Rainmaker prospect.]]
%%* BadassGrandpa
%%* BaldOfAwesome
* BigBad: [[spoiler:By killing Abe and charging the plot.]]
%%* CrusadingWidower
* IHatePastMe: He has no kind words for Young Joe.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: The film follows his ProtagonistJourneyToVillain, [[AntiVillain though he didn't became "evil" per se]].]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: By trying to stop the events of the past to save his wife, he becomes a [[spoiler:child-murdering]] monster.
%%* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain
* ShadowArchetype: [[spoiler:He and Young Joe ultimately become this.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:Would kill one, actually.]]

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

* ActionMom: Handy with a shotgun when it comes down to it.
* FakeAmerican: Emily Blunt is British.
* MamaBear: For Cid.
%%* ReluctantWarrior

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

* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:His CruelAndUnusualDeath involves {{Fingore}}, ''both'' AnArmAndALeg and FacialHorror before being KilledOffForReal.]]
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:It isn't pretty.]]
* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler:Well, Decoy {{Deuteragonist}}.]]
%%* TheLancer

[[folder:Kid Blue]]
->'''Played By:''' Noah Segan

* BigBadWannabe: Blue has aspirations to be something greater, but he's far too incompetent to be taken seriously.
* ButtMonkey: Things rarely go right for Kid Blue, although it's usually his own fault.
* {{Determinator}}: Credit where credit's due; he doesn't give up, even if it's the smart thing to do.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Mishandling his gun and being mocked by his co-workers establishes Blue as a notorious fuck-up.
* TheGunfighterWannabe: Blue wants to be deadly with a gun, but has clearly been watching too many Westerns. Or maybe not enough.
* GunTwirling: Frequently does this, even though he's shot himself in the foot before.
* WellDoneSonGuy: He has this relationship with Abe.

->'''Played By:''' Piper Perabo

->'''Played By:''' Jeff Daniels

* AffablyEvil: He takes a friendly tone with his men, giving them advice and cracking jokes.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Right up until Old Joe kills him.]]
* BreakThemByTalking: His preferred method of dealing with troublemakers. If that doesn't work, he breaks them with a hammer.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler:He's killed by Old Joe before the finale.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: Has this relationship with Kid Blue.

->'''Played By:''' Pierce Gagnon

%%* BadassAdorable
%%* CreepyChild
%%* FutureBadass
%%* PowerIncontinence
%%* PsychicPowers

->'''Played By:''' Garrett Dillahunt

* PunchClockVillain: He's just doing his job, and Young Joe even seems to respect him.
* WouldntHurtAChild: He trains his gun on Cid when startled by him coming down the stairs, but immediately raises his hands to show he's not a threat once it's clear Cid is a child.