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The cast of ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'' and associated tropes for each.

!Stitchpunks (counted down from 9 to 1)

!!'''9'''
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->"To Save Us"
-->Voiced by ElijahWood

The main character of the film and short film, 9 is the final creation of the Scientist before his death. A young, spirited, and adventurous person, 9 also has vast curiosity, which unfortunately leads to the [[OhCrap awakening of the Fabrication Machine that had previously destroyed humanity and now wants the Stitchpunks' souls.]] He tries to right his wrongs and gradually becomes the leader of the Stitchpunks.
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* TheChosenOne: He is the least flawed of the Scientist's creations, so the Scientist chose to entrust him with the talisman.
* DontTouchItYouIdiot: If he hadn't placed the talisman on the machine, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero it really would have made things easier for everyone]].
* GuileHero: No, really. Fair enough, he does make a pretty big mistake, but he does have a manipulative streak as well.
%%* TheHero
* HeroicBSOD: Goes through a miniature one following [[spoiler: 5's death]].
* IdiotHero: Varies. He's actually pretty resourceful. However, he can also show a lack of common sense, which proves deadly when coupled with his natural curiosity.
* LoveAtFirstSight: 9 appeared to have this for 7.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The first chance he gets, 9 sticks the talisman into an outlet without thinking about it ''at all''. This not only [[spoiler:kills 2]], but wakes up the Fabrication Machine.
* NonActionGuy: 9 is mostly pulled along by 7 during the action sequences.
* ProtagonistTitle
%%* ReallyWasBornYesterday
* TooDumbToLive: Or, more accurately, he's too dumb for those ''around'' him to live.
** He does grow out of it as things become serious.
%%* TookALevelInBadass

!!'''8'''
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->"To Guard Us"
-->Voiced by FredTatasciore

The largest of the Stitchpunks, 8 is the muscle of the group, yet lacks intelligence and remains faithful to 1 not only as his bodyguard but also his only friend. He follows 1's orders loyally and often bullies the other Stitchpunks. However, what 8 lacks in brains, he more than makes up in sheer brawn and is quite strong and daring, wielding a large sword made from a butcher's knife, as well as half of a pair of scissors and a magnet which he uses for... [[FantasticDrug questionable reasons.]]
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%%* AntiHero
* {{BFS}}: By 6-inch-tall doll standards, anyways: a meat cleaver and half a pair of scissors.
%%* TheBigGuy
* CoolSword: TWO. A blade attached to a sewing needle and a SCISSOR BLADE.
* DiedHappilyEverAfter: [[spoiler:During the funeral scene at the end. He gives off a huge friendly grin before dissipating.]]
%%* DumbMuscle
* FantasticDrug: He's a little ''too'' fond of that magnet.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* TheQuietOne: He says five and a third words in the entire film. [[note]] "Quiet!", "He warned you." and "Sub-- What?"[[/note]] He says a few more things in deleted scenes.

!!'''7'''
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->"To Defend Us"
-->Voiced by Creator/JenniferConnelly

The only female Stitchpunk, 7 is an independent and strong-hearted warrior. She left the Sanctuary to hunt down the Cat-Beast and discover the truth of the barren world, something which 1 did not agree with and two have been at odds ever since. Spending a vast amount of time in the wasteland allowed 7 to teach herself how to fight and survive, sporting a crow's skull for a helmet and using a spiked staff and other weapons to fight.
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%%* ActionGirl
* ActionGirlfriend: Acts as this to 9 during the action sequences.
%%* {{Badass}}
* BladeOnAStick: Twice. Looking closely reveals that it's actually a craft knife blade tied to a clock hand.
* CoolHelmet: She wears a crow skull as a helmet.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: To 9.
%%* LadyOfWar
* TheLancer: 7 and 5 take turns being this for 9.
* MamaBear: To 3 and 4.
* PaleFemalesDarkMales: She's white, and the palest of all the stitchpunks. It's hinted that her fabric has faded in the sun, though even when she appears in flashback, she's a paler color than 1.
%%* PluckyGirl
* SamusIsAGirl: Her gender isn't clear until she starts talking, what with the lack of TertiarySexualCharacteristics.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only female sackdoll of the group.
* TeamMom: 7 seems to be this to 3 and 4, if not to the rest of the group.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics / NonMammalMammaries: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. Like with Tigress from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', there are some clues (her hands are smaller, for example), but they're very subtle and easy to miss without her voice serving as a clue.
* ThreePointLanding: It's on her character poster and everything.

!!'''6'''
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->"To Lead Us"
-->Voiced by Crispin Glover

The oddball of the group, 6 is [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} in his own world]] most of the time, painting seemingly obscure drawings which are actually of the talisman used in the film to bring the characters to life. He is actually an oracle figure, having prophetic visions which he expresses in his drawings; 9 is the only Stitchpunk to believe them, although 2 and 5 express interest. 6 has a unique appearance with uneven eyes, wild hair and fingers made from the nubs of ink pens. Because of his weird appearance and attitude, he is often avoided and ignored.
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* CassandraTruth: No one seemed to listen to him before 9.
%%* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
%%* TheCuckoolanderWasRight
%%* MadArtist
%%* MadEye
%%* MadOracle
* MadnessMantra: "GoBackToTheSource..."
%%* TheQuietOne
* RoomFullOfCrazy: He has an entire wall covered in drawings of the {{MacGuffin}}.
* ShoutOut: [[WordOfGod Shane Acker]] has mentioned in an interview that he is a shout-out of sorts to Creator/TimBurton.
%%* WaifProphet

!!'''5'''
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->"To Guide Us"
-->Voiced by Creator/JohnCReilly

The "middle man" of the group, 5 is a kind-hearted but fearful engineer, healer, and 2's assistant. Shortly after his awakening in the world, 5 was wounded in the war and lost his left eye, and was fixed up by 2 to sport an eyepatch of sorts. He acts as the watchtower guard in Sanctuary as well as the healer and peacemaker. He has strong friendships with most of the Stitchpunks, particularly with 2, 7, and 9.
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%%* BreakTheCutie
* {{Cyclops}}: Subverted that he once had two eyes.
* FriendlySniper: Extremely friendly and kind, but uses a crossbow to snipe at a few monsters. [[spoiler:It only works against the Seamstress, though.]] Also, the way he found 9 was looking at the wasteland through a sniper reticle.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Him and 2, who is his mentor.
* TheLancer: 5 starts out as this, but sort of turns into TheChick after 7 shows up. Eventually, 7 takes over TheBigGuy duty [[spoiler:after 8 is killed]], leaving 5 to pick up TheLancer role again.
* TheMedic: He's always the one seen patching up the others if they're injured -- first, 9's shoulder; then, 7's leg.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler:In the short film. In the 2009 movie, he's less of a mentor figure and more a sidekick, but [[DoomedByCanon he still dies.]]]]
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: It's the ''9'' drinking game! Take a drink every time 5 clings to 9! You'll die of alcohol poisoning by the end of the film.
* ShrinkingViolet: Rare male example.
* TeamMom: The DVD commentary refers to him as the 'group mom'.

!!'''3 and 4'''
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->"To Define Us" and "To Teach Us"

Mute identical twins, 3 and 4 left with 7 to learn the reason why the world is barren. Moving into an abandoned library, the two catalogued and analysed everything they found and formed an understanding of the city's history. They do not speak but rather communicate via their eyes and physical movements. They have the ability to project images and video clips from their eyes. They don't seem very comfortable outdoors.
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* AmbiguousGender: While the Russian dub of the film explicitly states that 3 and 4 [[spoiler:contain the souls of The Scientist's twin sons]], WordOfGod states that their sex (if they have [[NoBiologicalSex any sex at all]], that is...) is up to interpretation.
%%* CreepyTwins
%%* {{Cute Bookworm}}s
%%* {{Cute Mute}}s
* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler:Not even [[AnyoneCanDie this]] film was going to kill the kids.]]
%%* InTheHood
%%* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace
* OlderThanTheyLook: They behave like the youngest of the group, despite being the two oldest after 1 and 2.
%%* SingleMindedTwins

!!'''2'''
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->"To Inspire Us"
-->Voiced by Martin Landau

A frail inventor, 2 is a curious and adventurous person and is seemingly fearless. 1 deliberately sent him out into the wasteland to die, believing him to be a threat to the safety of Sanctuary. He is kind, caring, generous and uses the world's scattered remains to build inventions. He is close friends with 5.
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%%* CoolOldGuy
%%* GadgeteerGenius
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Him and 5, who is his apprentice.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler:He doesn't get much screentime, but he's still the first person 9 meets, and the one who fixes his voicebox. It's also shown that he played this role to 5 as well.]]
%%* MrFixit
* NiceHat: Really. And yes, that's a candle and a glasses lens fixed onto it.
* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler:He's nice to 9, then gets grabbed by the Cat Beast, eventually gets rescued by 5, 7, and 9, and then immediately gets killed by Mr. Fab. He's the first of the Stitchpunks to be killed, too.]]
%%* TheSmartGuy

!!'''1'''
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->"To Protect Us"
-->Voiced by Creator/ChristopherPlummer

The leader of the Stitchpunks, 1 is a dogmatic and cowardly person, but asserts his authority over the others and likes to subjugate them. However, he also does want what is best for them -- most of the time. He wears a hat, cloak, and wields a staff to separate himself from the others. 1 follows the belief that "sometimes one must be sacrificed for the good of many", which leads to clashes with other Stitchpunks, like 7 and 9.
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%%* AntiHero
%%* BreakTheHaughty
* DirtyCoward: Not that he's entirely unjustified, but still...
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler: "They left us nothing. Nothing. Why do we have to right their wrongs? Sometimes one must be sacrificed."]]
* FearIsTheAppropriateResponse: The TropeNamer. He's not wrong.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: He said that "sometimes ''one'' must be sacrificed for the good of many", and he did end up [[spoiler: sacrificing himself]].
%%* GrumpyOldMan
%%* {{Jerkass}}
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler:Can count as this in his HeroicSacrifice.]]
%%* LeaderWannabe
* NiceHat: Its similarity to a bishop's miter earned him his nickname.
%%* ObstructiveBureaucrat
%%* RedemptionEqualsDeath
%%* TakingTheBullet
%%* UngratefulBastard
%%* WellIntentionedExtremist

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!Humans

!!'''The Scientist'''
-->Voiced by Alan Oppenheimer

The creator of the Stitchpunks and the Fabrication Machine, and the one who started everything. The Scientist constructed the machine to improve the technology of the world, only for the Chancellor's ChronicBackstabbingDisorder to use the machine to build other machines to wage war on other countries. The machines are corrupted and wipe out life on Earth. The Scientist quickly becomes TheAtoner and builds the Stitchpunks to bring life back to the world.
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%%* TheAtoner
* CastingGag: The reason Oppenheimer was cast was because he was related to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Oppenheimer Robert Oppenheimer,]] the Father of the Atomic Bomb, and similarly showed regret for creating this destructive force when others used it for... less than savory purposes.
* HeroicSacrifice: The Scientist intentionally gives his life and soul to bring the Stitchpunks to life.
* VideoWills: The Scientist leaves a video message for 9 instructing him how to kill the machine.

!!'''The Chancellor'''
-->Voiced by Creator/TomKane

The evil, fascist, Hitler-like Chancellor who used the Fabrication Machine to attack other countries. Boy, was that a mistake.
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%%* ANaziByAnyOtherName
%%* EvilChancellor
* EyeScream: An early draft of the film's story featured a scuffle between the Scientist and the Chancellor in the beginning of the film, ending with both dead and the Chancellor with an inked quill stabbed into his eye.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His use of Mr. Fab mostly manages to make it angry, leading to the RobotWar.
%%* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed

!Machines

!!'''The Fabrication Machine/The B.R.A.I.N'''
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%%* AIIsACrapshoot
* BerserkButton: Destroying its creations infuriates it.
%%* BigBad
* CyberCyclops: Its central core bears a striking similarity to the [[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL-9000]].
* TheDeterminator: Nothing is going to stop it from building. Or killing.
* {{Expy}}: Of GLaDOS. Firstly, its appearance to [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} GLaDOS]] is uncanny; it first moves around by swiveling on a giant arm that is attached above and the glowing eye in a sphere is exactly like a more steampunk version of a GLaDOS personality core. Second, it 'attacks' with drones and machines, particularly gun-drones with machineguns, and finally it uses a deadly gas toxin (possibly a nerve gas) for an area of effect attack.
* GadgeteerGenius: It makes robots ''fast'' without a lot of materials. It also seems to be good at programming AI.
* GeniusBruiser: ...and it has enough strength to knock over an artillery cannon with little effort. Before it was "upgraded", it broke someone's neck without a second thought.
* [[ImplacableMan Implacable Robot]]: [[spoiler: Even after 5 ''blows up the factory'' it still chases them.]]
* LargeHam: Since it could only loosely be called a spider of some sort, the animators decided to base it's mannerisms on somewhat hammy actor performances, such as VincentPrice.
* MookMaker: Its purpose.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: [[ArcNumber 9]] limbs.
* NotSoStoic: Electricity surges across its casing when angry, and it gives a subtle OhCrap [[spoiler: just before its factory is consumed in flames]].
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SanitySlippage: The strain of constant work eventually broke its mind.
* SealedEvilInACan: And then 9 just had to go and wake it up...
* TheSoulless: The Scientist believed it became violent because it lacked a human soul.
%%* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: It may be an angry little kid who can't control his emotion, leading to a temper tantrum that destroyed humanity. This is supported by the Russian version where the Scientist said the Machine recognized him and let him live. Also somewhat supported by WordOfGod's description of it: an abused child who finally gets power to fight back.
* YourSoulIsMine: What it tries to do to the stitchpunks [[spoiler: and succeeds with five of them]].

!!'''The Cat Beast/CSM'''
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%%* CatsAreMean
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: Delivered in spectacular badass fashion by 7.]]
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SicklyGreenGlow: Its eye color in the original short.

!!'''The Winged Beast'''
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* GiantFlyer: Compared to our heroes, at least; it's probably about the size of a condor.
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning
* TurbineBlender: [[spoiler:How it gets dispatched.]]

!!'''The Seamstress'''
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* AttackItsWeakPoint: [[spoiler:It's got a red eye which gets destroyed by 5's crossbow bolt.]]
* BodyHorror: She has [[spoiler:the corpse of 2]] sewed onto her tail. To make things worse, when she sews up stitchpunks to subdue them, she's pulling those threads ''through their bodies.''
* EvilGenius: To a point. The Fabrication Machine's creations get progressively more intelligent as it continues to design, with the Cat Beast being the most primal and animal-like and the Seamstress being the most cunning.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler:She gets ground between two huge cogs.]]
%%* GoForTheEye
%%* HypnoticEyes
* ShoutOut:
** A monster [[Literature/{{It}} who uses dead friends and freaky lights to ensnare her prey...]]
** Also, possibly, the Other Mother from ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'', an earlier work of Focus Features. The Other Mother has an affinity for dolls, has sewing needles for hands, and is very snake/spider-like...
** Or even the scary octopus baby doll from Sid's room in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''. Shane Acker stated that {{Pixar}} was one of his major influences, so it's pretty likely.

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