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[[folder:The Men in Black]]

!!Agent K/Kevin Brown
->'''Played By:''' TommyLeeJones & Creator/JoshBrolin
->''"Don't 'Sir' me, young man, you have no idea who you're dealing with."''

%%* {{Badass}}
%%** BadassGrandpa
%%** BadassNormal
%%** BadassInANiceSuit
%%** PopCulturedBadass: He loves listening to Music/ElvisPresley while he drives.
* BerserkButton: Don't mention to him that his wife left him because he pushed her away.
* TheComicallySerious: The movie's straight man, save for a quick scene in the first movie where he's telling J a joke and laughing a little too hysterically about it and while singing along to Music/ElvisPresley in the tunnel.
%%* CoolShades
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* DrivesLikeCrazy
%%* GenreSavvy
%%* JerkassFacade / JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[LukeIMightBeYourFather Laura, I Might Be Your Father]]: It's heavily implied he is Laura/The Light of Zartha's birth-father.
* LivingLieDetector: His past self has a variation-he can tell when someone is telling the truth, no matter how unbelievable. Of course, [[WeirdnessMagnet given how he's a Man in Black]].
* MentorOccupationalHazard: Averted. He survives the Bug's innards to retrieve his gun and blast his way out.
* MyGreatestFailure: In his own words, not killing Boris the Animal was the worst mistake he ever made. Easy to see why...
%%* TheMenInBlack
%%* TheMentor
%%* MyCard
* OhCrap: Only once does he briefly lose his composure, thanks to witnessing the Bug revealing itself.
* RetiredBadass: By the end of the first film and in the first half of the second film.
* SaltAndPepper: With J. {{Lampshaded}} several times.
%%* SeenItAll
* StalkingIsLove: K uses the MIB's super-advanced SpySatellites to spy on his old girlfriend while she's out gardening.
%%* TheStoic
%%** StoicWoobie
%%* SunglassesAtNight

!!Agent J/James Darrell Edwards III
->'''Played By:''' WillSmith
->''"You know what the difference is between you and me? I make this look good."''

%%* {{Badass}}
%%** BadassNormal
%%** BadassInANiceSuit
%%* [[spoiler:ConvenientlyAnOrphan]]
%%* CoolShades
* CowboyCop: To such a degree that Zed originally opposed his induction.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest
* GeniusBruiser: He can beat aliens in a foot race and punch some of them out. But he's also a lateral thinker able to see the forest when everybody else is focused on the trees, and is usually able to make logical leaps that K can't.
%%* GenreSavvy
* ImplacableMan: One of the reasons he got the attention of K. He ran down an alien called a "cephalapoid" on foot, which is implied through dialog to be quite a feat for a human.
%%* TheMenInBlack
%%* NaiveNewcomer
* ObfuscatingStupidity: To a degree. The entire first act of the movie is designed to show that his streetwise smart-ass routine is largely a put-on and he's actually a very good, and even insightful, detective.
* PreMortemOneLiner: To Serleena: "Your flight's been canceled!" Of course, she got better...temporarily.
* RaceLift: He was white in the comics.
* RippleEffectProofMemory: Due to having been talking to K when he was {{Ret Gone}}d, he apparently caused a temporal fracture that prevented his life story or memories from changing any as time reordered itself. Apparently, it induces a craving for chocalate milk.
* SaltAndPepper: With K. {{Lampshaded}} several times.
%%* SherlockScan
%%* SunglassesAtNight
%%* UncleTomfoolery

!!Chief Zed
->'''Played By:''' Rip Torn

->''"We're not hosting an intergalactic kegger down here!"''

%%* {{Badass}}
%%** BadassBeard
%%** BadassGrandpa
%%** BadassInANiceSuit
%%** BadassNormal
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
%%* DaChief
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* DirtyOldMan
%%* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
%%* RealLifeWritesThePlot
%%* [[spoiler: SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome]]

!!Agent O
->'''Played By:''' Emma Thompson & Alice Eve
* RememberTheNewGuy: She never appeared in the first two films but apparently had been working at MIB for at least as long as K had.


[[folder: Antagonists]]

!!Edgar the Bug
->'''Played By:''' Vincent D'onofrio

->''"You ever pull the wings off a fly? You care to see the fly get even?"''

* AxCrazy: He tends to kill everyone he runs into.
%%* {{Badass}}
* BerserkButton: Hurting insects, particularly roaches.
* BigBad: Of the first film.
%%* BodyHorror
* TheDreaded: The very threat of him showing up makes what was apparently [[YouHaveFailedMe a failed minion]] commit suicide, and causes lot of aliens to [[ScrewThisImOutOfHere try to jump ship and leave Earth.]]
%%* EvilSoundsDeep
* FantasticRacism: Towards humans.
%%* FauxAffablyEvil
%%* GeniusBruiser
%%* HairTriggerTemper
%%* HotBlooded
%%* HughMann
%%* ImAHumanitarian
%%* InsectoidAliens
* KickTheSonOfABitch: The farmer whose body he uses to '[[HughMann blend in]]' is not exactly the nicest of people.
* KillAndReplace: Kills Edgar and then puts on his skin.
%%* LargeHam
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: As a bug.
* NoNameGiven: He's called Edgar by everyone because he takes over the body of someone named Edgar. His real name is never mentioned.
%%* OneWingedAngel
%%* PlanetLooters

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

->''"Oh, yummy. Somebody I need to eat."''

* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Serleena murders Ben after he refuses to divulge the location of the Light of Zartha. She also steals some of the pizza from his restaurant.
* BalloonBelly: Serleena gets one after swallowing the mugger in the park whole, which she manages to get rid of by spitting him back out.
* BigBad: Second movie.
* BigEater: Her entire species are implied to be this.
* CuteMonsterGirl: "Smoking hot" is more appropriate.
%%* CombatTentacles
%%* DarkIsEvil
* DeadlyUpgrade: After she infected Jeff.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* DarkActionGirl
%%* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* EldritchAbomination: Her true form.
%%* EvilIsPetty
%%* ImAHumanitarian
* LecherousLicking: She sticks her tongue in Agent K's ear. Earlier on, she receives one herself from a mugger before she ate him.
%%* MsFanservice
%%* OneWingedAngel
%%* SexyCoatFlashing
* SwallowedWhole: She went both ways with this.
%%* TheVamp

!!Charlie & Scrad
->'''Played By:''' Johnny Knoxville

%%* TheDragon
%%* MinionWithAnFInEvil
%%* PunchClockVillain
%%* ReluctantMonster
%%* TooDumbToLive
%%* WhatHappenedToTheMouse

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

->''"Over our dead titanium bodies!"''

%%* ConspicuousTrenchcoat
* TheDragon: To Serleena, after Charlie and Scad disappear.
* EvilIsBigger: [[spoiler: Subverted. He appears to be like this. But when the coat came off it's revealed that he is very tiny and his lower half is a small flying saucer with multiple controls for flying.]]
* [[spoiler:MesACrowd: He's actually four tiny identical humanoids on tiny flying saucers]]
* PlanetLooters: He tried to steal the Earth's ozone to sell on the black market.

!!Boris the Animal
->'''Played By:''' Jermaine Clement

->''"Let's agree to disagree!"''

* AgreeToDisagree: His catchphrase.
%%* AnArmAndALeg
* ArchEnemy: To K.
%%* AxCrazy
%%* {{Badass}}
%%** BadassBiker
%%** BadassBeard
%%** HandicappedBadass: In the present, where he only has one arm.
* [[spoiler:TheBadGuyWins: In the modified present he actually succeds into killing K and spreading the Boglodite invasion on earth and probably consuming the entire planet. This is only prevented by J's interference in '69.]]
%%* BeardOfEvil
* BigBad: of the third film.
** BigBadDuumvirate: With his young self in '69.
%%* TheBerserker
* BerserkButton: Do ''not'', under any circumstances, call him "The Animal". He doesn't like when people stare at his lost arm, either.
%%* BloodKnight
* {{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]]")
* EvilSoundsDeep: Both in the past and present, but his voice is slightly deeper in the past.
* {{Expy}}: Jermaine Clement does one hell of a Creator/TimCurry impersonation.
* [[spoiler: EyelessFace: In his true form.]]
%%* FauxAffablyEvil
* ForTheEvulz: He surely enjoys mass killings.
%%* GeniusBruiser
* GogglesDoNothing: Well, except for disguise purposes [[spoiler: since he has no eyes at all]]
%%* GutturalGrowler
%%* HairTriggerTemper
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: Killed J's father, killed K in a alternate reality.]]
* IHatePastMe: He doesn't even like himself in the past, seeing his past self the responsible of his failures. The feeling, obviously, is mutual for the '69 Boris who considers his older version the cause of his future fail.
* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: In the alternative present.]]
* [[spoiler: KillItWithFire: How Future Boris dies.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: Edgar and Serleena were pretty nasty. However Boris is FAR WORSE since [[spoiler: he's Agent J's father murderer and Agent K's in the modified '69.]]
** Serleena and Boris are more or less equal in evilness, since both engage in on-and off-screen multiple planetary genocide.
%%* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily
* LargeHam: There's barely any scenery left when he engages a [[HamToHamCombat conversation]] with his past self.
%%* LastOfHisKind
* LaughablyEvil: Boris is incredibly sadistic and evil, but his deadpan humor and hammy chat with his past self will most certainly inspire a few chuckles from the audience.
%%* LightningBruiser
* MirthlessLaughter: An absolutely ''epic'' one.
%%* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* NightmareFace: ''[[spoiler:Go ahead...[[http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/252/f/6/boris_the_animal_from_men_in_black_3_by_cochisemfc-d5e5sis.jpg arrest me.]]]]''
%%* NoIndoorVoice
%%* ObviouslyEvil
* OneManArmy: Just ask these poor MIB agents in the moon.
%%* PlanetLooters
* PsychoForHire: To the Boglodites.
* RedBaron: He might dislike the name, but he still is Boris ''The Animal''.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Towards K.
* SealedEvilInACan: They built a prison specially [[TailorMadePrison for him]] in the moon (though it seems there are other prisioners there), his escape kicks off the plot (literally: it is the opening scene of the movie).
%%* SerialKiller
%%* SinisterShades
%%* TheSociopath
%%* SpikeShooter
* SuicidalOverconfidence: His FatalFlaw (at least in the past), his future self calls him out on it.
* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler: He killed Agent J's father in '69.]]
* UngratefulBastard: He lets his girlfriend die, even after she sprung him out of prison...
* VillainousBreakdown: Future!Boris becomes increasingly ([[UpToEleven more]]) wrathful when he starts to lose the edge of the battle, culminating in the scene where [[spoiler: he falls off the plataform screaming "[[ThisCannotBe IMPOSSIBLE!]]"]].
%%* VillainOpeningScene
* ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption: Firm believer of this.

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

%%* AdvertisedExtra
%%* MsFanservice
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: In Boris's defense, he made an effort to keep her alive. In ''her'' defense, he didn't try very hard.


[[folder: Allies]]

!!Dr Laurel Weaver/[[spoiler: Agent L]]
->'''Played By:''' Linda Fiorentino
->''"Interesting job you guys have."''
* AdaptationalDyeJob: She's blonde in the cartoon, yet the same hairstyle.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassNormal
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Saves J and K from almost getting eaten by the 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.]] However, she quickly becomes a...
** DamselOutOfDistress: [[spoiler:Shoots the bug and kills him for good]]
* DisposableLoveInterest
* HotScientist
* HospitalHottie
* MsFanservice
* OffScreenBreakUp
* PutOnABus: Her absence is explained by J claiming she wanted to go back to the morgue to continue working there and was thus neuralyzed by him.
* SequelNonEntity: See PutOnABus above. The truth is, Linda Fiorentino turned out to be an insanely difficult actress to work with, thus the character of Laurel was written off.
* ShesGotLegs
* TheCoroner

!!Frank the Pug
->'''Played By:''' Tim Blaney

->''"Listen, partner. I may look like a dog, but I only play one here on Earth."''

%%* AmusingAlien
* AscendedExtra: In both in the sequel and the animated series.
** SequelNonEntity: He doesn't appear in ''Men in Black III'', except in a picture on a wall.
* TheDogIsAnAlien: [[spoiler:However, in an episode, his true form resembles his Earth disguise, save for the skin color, ears, and tail.]]
%%* {{Jerkass}}
%%** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
%%* LovableCoward
%%* SignedUpForTheDental
%%* TalkingAnimal

!!Jack Jeebs
->'''Played By:''' Tony Shalhoub

->''"You insensitive pricks! Do you have any idea how much that stings?"''

%%* AmusingAlien
%%* BizarreAlienBiology
* LosingYourHead: It even becomes a running gag in the animated series.

!!Laura Vasquez
->'''Played By:''' Creator/RosarioDawson

* [[spoiler:DeadGuyJunior: she's named after her mother Laurana.]]
%%* HalfHumanHybrid
%%* NaiveNewcomer
* WhyAmITicking: Her watch.

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

->''"The bitterest truth is better than the sweetest lie."''

%%* {{Adorkable}}
%%* AudienceSurrogate
* BlessedWithSuck: He has no ability to tell possible futures that won't happen from the ones that will, which is harrowing in situations where he has no idea whether he's about to die or not, and usually sees them months before they happen or are even relevant in the first place. He considers the constant visions "a pain in the ass."
* CloudCuckooLander: A symptom of being TheOmniscient. He literally sees things that aren't there and for the most part never will- so he comes off as outright kooky a lot of the time. Though... given his maniacally childish glee at the prospect of using a jetpack, that might not entirely be due to future shock.
* HumanoidAbomination: [[DarkIsNotEvil A cute and cuddly one]], but still a fifth-dimensional being with a perspective utterly alien to humans that takes human form.
%%* [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Manic Pixie Dream Guy]]: Kinda.
%%* TheMessiah
%%* MotorMouth
* TheOmniscient: Able to see every outcome, in every reality. Simultaneously.

!!The Colonel/[[spoiler:James Darrel Edwards II]]
->Played by: Mike Colter

* ColonelBadass: His badassitude helps save the world from Boris.
* NoNameGiven: Only referred to as "Colonel" or "Sir". [[spoiler:Mostly so his relation to J wasn't obvious to the audience.]]

![[WesternAnimation/MenInBlack The Animated 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

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

* ActionGirl
* BadassBookworm
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist
* ShesGotLegs

->Voiced by: Charles Napier

* DaChief
* DeadpanSnarker

!!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: Tony Shalhoub (first few episodes), Billy West (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
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: This is why Jeebs regularly does business with enemies of MIB.

!!The Worm Guys
->Voiced by: Pat Pinney and Pat Fraley 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
* MissionControl
* MultiArmedMultitasking
* TheUnintelligible
* ThoseTwoGuys

->Voiced by: Creator/DavidWarner

* BrokenPedestal: To Kay.
* EvilBrit: [[TypeCasting As usual with David Warner]].
* FauxAffablyEvil
* OrganTheft
* TheParagonAlwaysRebels
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: How he tried to justify using the cosmic integrator.
* ThatManIsDead: According to Kay, "The Alpha [he] knew died 20 years ago."
* TreacherousAdvisor
* WeUsedToBeFriends

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

* BewareTheSillyOnes / CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: They may be tiny, but they're quite troublesome.
* EvilCounterpart: To the Arquillians.
* FantasticRacism: Fmeks really hate the Arquillians.
* ZergRush: Their favored tactic.