! '''Miss Elizabeth Bennet'''

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: A mild case. While Lizzy ''is'' attractive, Jane is supposed to be the prettiest. Precious few adaptations pay any attention.
* BelligerentSexualTension[=/=]SlapSlapKiss: With Mr. Darcy, except that it's one-sided. He's charmed, but she really does hate him until he improves his own behavior.
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Mr. Darcy, though she learns it only later.
* {{Bookworm}}: She shares her father's love of books. Caroline Bingley "[[SugaryMalice compliments]]" her on deriving enjoyment ''only'' from reading, which is untrue.
* BrainyBrunette: She's commonly portrayed as such in film adaptations; her actual hair color is never mentioned in the narrative.
* CoolBigSis: She becomes this to Georgiana Darcy and is also a literal example to her younger sisters, even though none of them ever acknowledge it.
* DaddysGirl: Her father says that she's his favorite child.
* DeadpanSnarker: One of the biggest in literature. She gets it from her father.
* GrumpyBear: Summed up when she says "the more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of either merit or sense."
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Charlotte Lucas.
* InSeriesNickname: Lizzy among her family members; her best friend Charlotte calls her Eliza.
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Father, Like Daughter]]: She is the closest to her father's temperament--intelligent, very witty, and given to be amused at others' folly.
* LoveEpiphany: Subverted; her feelings for Darcy increase gradually, and there's no single moment of realizing she's in love. (Although she jokes to Jane that it was [[GoldDigger when she first saw Pemberly]].)
* MarryForLove: What she very much would like to do, although she jokes that she probably won't marry at all with such a standard.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After reading Darcy's letter, she comes to very much regret her contempt and the way she declined his first proposal.
* ObliviousToLove: Elizabeth initially has no idea that Darcy is interested in her and mistakes his interest as disapproval, which is justified given his unkind remarks at the first ball and tendency to stare at her without smiling.
* OnlySaneWoman: Although she has her blind spots, she's keenly aware of what Lydia's behavior may cost the family and makes a heartfelt but unsuccessful attempt to get Mr. Bennet to check her.
* ParentalFavouritism[=/=]TheUnfavourite: She's her father's favourite child, but at the same time she's her mother's least favourite.
* PluckyGirl
* SiblingYinYang: With Jane, although they are much closer to each other than their younger sisters. She's much more willing to see people's flaws (without excusing them) than Jane, for good and ill.
* SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers: Her cynical outlook on life allows Wickham to completely dupe her about Darcy's true nature. The irony is that she acts as she does in order to avoid being played for a fool, but it happens in a different way than she is prepared to combat.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: She's determined to only marry a man she's in love with. She follows up by saying that this means she'll be an old maid and governess to Jane's children.
* TheSnarkKnight: She's got a quip for just about every situation and folly, including her own--after Lydia marries Darcy's ArchNemesis, Lizzy readily sees the irony that she would have rejoiced in being severed (she assumes) from any acquaintance with Darcy a few months ago, compared to her present regret.
* SpiritedYoungLady: Although she doesn't get up to the derring-do usually associated with the trope, she does display an assertiveness and independence that is uncharacteristic of approved "feminine" behavior of the time (and indeed, Bingley's sisters criticize her independence and self-sufficiency).
* SurroundedByIdiots: And her father practically tells her as much from time to time.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: Her initial reaction to Darcy after learning that he purposefully sabotaged Jane and Bingley's relationship, but she still falls in love with him in the end.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She's the Tomboy to her sister Jane's Girly Girl.
* WellExcuseMePrincess: Darcy is surprisingly taken with the "liveliness" (read: impertinence) of her conversation, which surprises her since she really was trying to needle and offend him.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: Even before he realized his feelings for her, Mr. Darcy admired her eyes.

! '''Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy'''

* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Darcy's might be the most famous of all. It's played with, however, in that he technically has ''two'', but his first such declaration might be more accurately called an Anguished Declaration Of Why I Love You Even Though You And Your Family Are Clearly Beneath Me. This, needless to say, fails to impress Elizabeth.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Fitzwilliam Darcy.
* BigBrotherInstinct: For his little sister Georgiana.
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Elizabeth, both being creatures of sense among many who aren't.
* CoolBigBro: To Georgiana, on whom he dotes. His most recent gift to her is a pianoforte.
* DeadpanSnarker: "Her, a beauty? I would soon as call her mother a wit." (Although this particular example, at least, is played with in that he later comes to admit that he considers the woman in question quite beautiful indeed.)
* DefrostingIceKing: One of his lessons during the book is that he actually has to ''act'' as though he likes the people he likes.
* GoodIsNotNice: Though that being said by the time he shows how good he is he also gets a lot nicer.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Mr. Bingley.
* HiddenDepths: His goodness, as well as the fact that he's been harboring very strong feelings for Elizabeth. She's flabbergasted when he proposes.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Initially justifies his being a [[RelationshipSabotage relationship saboteur]] in this way, before later acknowledging that he was wrong.
* IRegretNothing: His initial feelings about breaking up a couple in love. Later changes to I Regret It Quite A Lot.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Why he does everything in his power to bring about the marriage of Lydia to Wickham - so Elizabeth won't be tainted by her sister's scandal, or at least not as severely.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold[=/=]JerkassFacade: He really is a nice guy at heart, he's just awful at showing it. He gets better.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Detailing criticisms about Lizzy's family are a terrible way to ''propose marriage,'' but his points are not completely without merit, and she knows it.
* TheMeanBrit: What he initially appears to be.
* MeaningfulName: Darcy means "dark".
* MrFanservice: Considered to be even handsomer than Bingley until people actually try talking to him. (Of course, his riches add to his looks.) Adaptations always make this very clear.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: He's less dramatic about it than the usual example of the trope, but he clearly comes to regret his hasty meddling in Jane and Bingley's relationship once he learns that Jane actually does have genuine feelings for Bingley. Not least because this completely poisons any chance he might have of convincing her sister to marry him.
* NiceToTheWaiter: One of the solid clues we get that Darcy is actually a decent man is that, when asked about him, his servants sing his praises. It seems while he has no qualms about being rude to those he considers a cut beneath him, ''noblesse obliege'' requires him to be courteous and considerate to those who are very much his social inferiors and dependent on him.
* OnlySaneMan: To Lizzy's OnlySaneWoman.
* PromotionToParent: For his sister Georgiana. He and his cousin Fitzwilliam become her legal guardians.
* TheProudElite: He is perceived as extremely arrogant and completely uncaring of those around him, to the point that even those who acknowledge his good looks and wealth dismiss him as someone not worth getting to know. However, this impression is unintentional, and he is in truth a morally upright, deeply caring man who is unfortunately very socially awkward and slightly pompous.
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: Though it's not immediately obvious.
* RelationshipSabotage: Does this to Bingley and Jane, and later regrets it.
* StealthInsult: Inverted as a stealth ''compliment'' during the discussion of what qualifies a young lady as "accomplished" at Netherfield--after he and then Caroline make a huge list of somewhat nebulous virtues, he ends by adding that she also must improve her mind through extensive reading. Elizabeth had chosen a book for her occupation upon entering the room.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Ice in public, sugar at home with his servants and sister (and eventually Elizabeth).
* TallDarkAndSnarky: He offends all of Hertfordshire because, when he ''does'' speak, it's usually to make a cutting remark.
* TroubledButCute: He is very handsome, which is he first thing noticed about him. His awkwardness and snobbery detracts, though.
* WallGlower: This is what he does whenever Bingley drags him to a party.

! '''Mr. Bennet'''

* {{Bookworm}}: Often found in his library, usually in retreat from the silliness of his wife and younger daughters.
* BrilliantButLazy: He's an intelligent man who loves to read, but he hates writing letters or conceding to societal demands (like calling on new neighbor Bingley). And he certainly doesn't put much effort at all into parenting his three youngest daughters.
* CoolOldGuy: His biting wit and kinship with Lizzie makes him a very likable character, as does his enjoyment of the silliness of others.
* DeadpanSnarker: Even in a WorldOfSnark, he reigns supreme.
* DotingParent: He dotes on Elizabeth (and to a lesser extent, Jane) but ignores his three other daughters. It's not hard to see why, but it's also brought up that he could have helped them not ''be'' so silly if he hadn't given up on parenting them.
* HenpeckedHusband: It can't be easy being married to Mrs. Bennet.
* TheGadfly: Straddles the line between this and {{Troll}}, depending on whom he's speaking to. He likes to prod people into amusing reactions, whether he's being contradictory to provoke them (with his wife) or encouraging them to make a display of their foolishness (with Mr. Collins).
* ItsAllMyFault: He acknowledges that he really should have followed Elizabeth's advice regarding Lydia.
* LastNameBasis: His first name is never mentioned.
* ParentsAsPeople: Mr. Bennet copes with his ill-matched marriage by finding refuge in his books and sarcasm. He is indifferent to the fact that this exposes his wife to the ridicule of their children, and their family to the ridicule of the world. By the end of the novel, though, he accepts responsibility for his daughter's mistakes and furthermore, takes measures to instill some sense in his two unmarried daughters.
* ParentalFavoritism: Elizabeth is his admitted favorite of his daughters, as she's the one most like him in personality. And to be fair, he is kind of right when he says his three younger daughters are "silly." Jane also holds a close second in his affections, as she is the only other child with her head screwed on right.
* ParentalNeglect: If he'd kept a closer eye on his daughters (especially Lydia), quite a few problems might have been avoided.
* TheSnarkKnight: He derives a great deal of amusement at the expense of others, but when forced to confront his own mistakes with Lydia, he makes a number of pithy jibes against himself.

! '''Mrs. Bennet'''

* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Oh yes. She's simpering when talking to someone she wants to impress (like Bingley), barely conceals her hostility towards Darcy; worst, she loudly and indiscreetly talks about her daughters' marriage prospects in public.
* TheDitz: She's flighty, overreactive, easy prey to Mr. Bennet's taunts, and doesn't comprehend how her behavior is embarrassing to her family.
* DotingParent: Dotes on Lydia and, usually, ''only'' Lydia. She is, however, excessively proud of how beautiful and sweet-natured Jane is.
* DramaQueen: The first passage of the book notes her to be one.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Her selfishness is shown when she complains about her daughter having a cold because the coughing gets on her nerves.
* GoldDigger: It's not clear if her reason for marrying Mr. Bennet had anything to do with money, but if nothing else she's certainly a GoldDigger by proxy, and is loudly and shamelessly vocal about the fortunes of any eligible men in the vicinity and the likelihood of marrying her daughters to him. This is not without reason, given that the entailment on Longbourn means the girls ''must'' marry in order to have their livelihood assured.
* ItsAllAboutMe:
** Her main concern is how things are going to affect ''her''. She does care about her children, however, and has a total breakdown when Lydia elopes with Wickham. Essentially, she's trying to protect her children from losing their home and starving to death in the streets when their father dies so it's understandable why her nerves are constantly frayed, even if she does play it up.
** When her brother tells the family that he's discharged Wickham's debts (which came to about 10,000 pounds), she dismisses the shame that Lizzy and Jane feel by saying that he ''ought'' to lay down that much for his sister and niece without qualm.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Apparently in her youth it was one of the main things going for her. And unfortunately for Mr. Bennet, he married her for just about that reason--her ditziness stopped being cute after a time of actually living with her.
* LastNameBasis: Her first name is never mentioned.
* TheMatchmaker: Subversion. She attempts to arrange a match between Elizabeth and Mr. Collins, but it fails miserably. She's more likely to ''ruin'' a match by supporting it, as nearly happens with Jane and Mr. Bingley.
* MsRedInk
-->Mrs. Bennet had no turn for economy, and her husband's love of independence had alone prevented their exceeding their income.
* ParentsAsPeople: Mrs. Bennet is unambiguously a shallow airhead who loads her daughters down with bad advice; but when Lizzy tries to call her out on her single-minded matchmaking, she delivers a riposte that reveals her very real fear that she and her daughters will be utterly destitute if they do not marry well.
* ParentalFavoritism: In her case, Lydia is her favorite daughter.
* PlayingSick: Her "poor nerves." But of course, she never complains about it - just ask her.
* SelfServingMemory: During the crisis of Lydia's elopement, Mrs. Bennet and her sister declare that they ''never'' trusted Wickham and ''definitely'' tried to warn everyone else about him.

! '''Miss Jane Bennet'''

* AdaptationalAttractiveness[=/=]InformedAttribute: The book is quite clear that Jane is supposed to be the prettiest of the Bennet girls. This is kept in the dialogue of the films, since it's something of a minor plot point, but most adaptations neglect to actually cast Jane as prettier than Elizabeth.[[note]]Crosses over with ValuesDissonance in the 1995 miniseries; Susannah Harker fits the ideal of Regency beauty perfectly, while Jennifer Ehle doesn't, but many modern viewers find Ehle more attractive.[[/note]]
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: In her case, it does. She's the prettiest and the nicest of the Bennet girls, as well as the nicest character in the book as a whole.
* BetaCouple: With Bingley; they fall in love almost at once and the complications in their relationship all come from the outside.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Also with Bingley.
* CoolBigSis: To Elizabeth. She tries to be this to the other girls too; they just don't give her credit for it.
* EnglishRose: Jane is kind, polite, intelligent, well-mannered English country gentry, and considered the most beautiful young lady in the neighbourhood. Her character is contrasted with Elizabeth's as sweeter, shyer, and equally sensible, but not as clever; her most notable trait is a desire to see only the good in others.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: In the 2005 adaptation.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Almost through force of will, although in the case of Bingley's sisters she has to admit that they are indeed awful. Even when Elizabeth shares the real story of Darcy and Wickham's past, Jane tries to rationalize a way to not doubt either and speculates that [[ConspiracyTheorist interested persons sowed discord between them]]. Elizabeth laughs and points out that going on this road means that Jane will have to find a way to excuse said hypothetical "interested persons".
* LoveAtFirstSight: With Bingley.
* LoveYouAndEverybody: The reason that Darcy comes to the (erroneous) conclusion that Jane is not particularly attached to Bingley is because she treats him with the same sweet, friendly openness that she shows to everyone.
* MarryForLove: Like her sister Elizabeth, she very much wants to do this. Happily, she gets her wish.
* NiceGirl: Oh yes, to the point that she would totally defend any poor defenseless hellspawn ([[TakeThat read: Caroline Bingley]]). She's not StupidGood, however. Even Jane realizes what bad eggs Bingley's sisters are when they deign to visit her in London.
* ProperLady: Widely respected and considered the best Bennet daughter. Not only is she intelligent and mature, she doesn't have an ungenerous bone in her body.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Like Elizabeth, she wants to have a partner in life whom she genuinely loves and respects, not wanting a gender-flipped version of her parents' marriage.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Girly Girl to Elizabeth's Tomboy.
* WideEyedIdealist: Absolutely hates to think badly of anyone, which puts her into some mental contortions when Elizabeth tells her about Darcy and Wickham's past.

! '''Miss Lydia Bennet'''

* AllTakeAndNoGive: Her relationship with everyone. When she "treats" Lizzy and Jane to lunch at an inn, she follows up by saying they'll have to lend her money because she's spent hers already.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Elizabeth and Jane are both constantly trying to check her wild behavior to little effect.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: "Ha I win again... oh let's have a dance!"
* AttentionWhore: Her favorites among the officers change constantly depending on who flatters her the best.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: She's selfish, completely self-involved, materialistic, and cares absolutely nothing about the people who are hurt because of her, the trouble she causes for her family, or the consequences of her stupid actions. What's worse is that she won't even acknowledge that her actions ''were'' stupid or had damaging effects, and she's helped along in this by Mrs. Bennet who has a similar personality type.
* TheDitz: Spendthrift and obsessed with redcoats with no idea why people keep asking her to stop acting so silly.
* ItsAllAboutMe: She is totally self-involved and is incapable of seeing anything wrong with her behavior whatsoever.
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Mother, Like Daughter]]: She's her mother's favorite because of this.
* ParentalFavouritism: She's Mrs. Bennet's favourite daughter - and Mr. Bennet's least favourite.
* TheRunaway: Elopes with Wickham near the end of the story.
* ShotgunWedding: She's not pregnant, but for her (and the rest of her family) to have a hope of preserving reputation, Darcy and Mr. Gardiner force them to tie the knot.
* StatuesqueStunner: Lydia in the book - at least, she considers herself to be this. Early in the book, on the prospect of whether or not Bingley will dance with her, Lydia remarks, "Oh, I am not afraid, for though I ''am'' the youngest, I'm the tallest!"
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: After the main events of the novel she continuously bugs Elizabeth and Darcy (now a couple) to let her stay with them on their estate, despite being married to Wickham. She is occasionally allowed to come, but only if he doesn't come with her. Jane and Bingley, being much more accommodating, are subjected to their overlong stays.

! '''Miss Mary Bennet'''

* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Due to her pomposity.
* AttentionWhore: In a different fashion from Lydia. Mary takes every opportunity to try to show herself off as intelligent and moral, and also jumps at the chance to perform musically whether anyone wants her to or not.
* {{Bookworm}}: She's always seen reading, but she doesn't appear to think much about what she reads. She just wants to have the appearance of someone intelligent and deep.
* TheBore: Her recitations of what she's read are usually found to be tiresome by the rest of her family.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Mary is one because of her pompous moralizing and general self-involved attitude; she works too hard for accomplishments and praise because she's the least attractive of the five girls, and receives less attention than her prettier sisters. Mary does get better over time since she becomes her mother's companion once her sisters are married off, so she's forced to socialize more; what's more, without her sisters to be compared to she's no longer reduced to "the plain daughter," which makes her feel better about herself.
* CaptainObvious: Most of her speeches.
* DreadfulMusician: In many adaptations. In the novel she's technically passable (as long as she sticks to playing the piano and not singing), but uninspired and thus not very interesting to listen to.
* GiftedlyBad: She practices constantly and jumps at the chance to display her skills, but her performances are not appreciated by anyone.
* HolierThanThou: She moralizes at the family at every opportunity, even while they're all wracked with anxiety over Lydia and Wickham.
* IAmNotPretty: Because she's plain and her sisters are beautiful, she tries for more intellectual pursuits.
* ItsAllAboutMe: During Lydiagate, her main reaction is to keep moralizing and show herself in a better light.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Mary reads a lot, but she doesn't actually think about it and just parrots the text back.
* LonersAreFreaks: In that time and place, this is more justified than usual--balls and parties are the ''only'' places to interact with the rest of society, so her shunning them both makes her appear rude and makes it more difficult to secure her future.
* MiddleChildSyndrome: With her elder sisters being beautiful and respected, while her younger getting attention wherever they go (though not for good reasons), she's frequently ignored.
* SmallNameBigEgo: She's the most pious and preachy of the Bennets.
* TheUnfavorite: She's not appreciated by either of her parents, her younger sisters dismiss her, and her older sisters are often exasperated with her.
* ThrowTheDogABone: WordOfGod says she eventually married a clerk, so she doesn't end up as a spinster.

! '''Miss Catherine "Kitty" Bennet'''

* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Kitty tends to follow in Lydia's footsteps and as such is a milder version of her. Kitty does improve over time due to the considerably-better influence of her two oldest sisters, once Lydia is out of the picture (and her parents strictly forbid Kitty from answering her invitations).
* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname: Her name's actually Catherine, but everyone calls her Kitty.
* MiddleChildSyndrome[=/=]TheUnfavourite: Kitty catches the worst of this, overshadowed by Jane, Elizabeth, and Lydia and ignored by everyone as a result. She spends most of the book trailing in Lydia's wake until Lydia goes to Brighton.
* SatelliteCharacter: Spends most of the book hovering around Lydia.
* TookALevelInKindness: WordOfGod says that she improved her manners after being separated from her obnoxious sister and companion Lydia. She eventually improved them enough to [[ThrowTheDogABone attract a country gentleman for a husband.]]

! '''Mr. Charles Bingley'''

* BetaCouple: With Jane.
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Jane, and it's why they fall in love. Mr. Bennet jokes that they're both so obliging that nothing will ever be agreed on and so generous that servants will always cheat them.
* ExtremeDoormat: An unusually cheerful (and male) version, but he yields easily to persuasion. Darcy even points this out as a fault, saying that if Bingley made every preparation to go on a journey and had one foot in the saddle, just a word from a friend could stop him.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Darcy.
* LoveAtFirstSight: With Jane.
* NiceGuy: Like Jane, he believes the best of people. He also hates arguing and the most proof of his exasperation with the Wickhams' overlong visits is ''talking'' of making a ''hint'' that they should go.
* OddCouple: Observers wonder how such a likable fellow could be best friends with a man like Darcy. The story does go on to show that while Darcy might be socially awkward and awful with people, he really ''does'' care about Bingley, and Bingley is well aware of it.
* PerpetualSmiler: In the A&E adaptation, anyway, played by Crispin Bonham-Carter.
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: UpToEleven.

! '''Mr. George Wickham'''

* AffablyEvil: Wickham is terribly charming and impeccably polite, even after everyone knows what a scumbag he is.
* ArchEnemy: To Mr. Darcy.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: As Elizabeth says later, he has all the ''appearance'' of goodness, not goodness itself. He easily charms Hertfordshire society with his pleasant and charming manners, but at the core he's a selfish bastard.
* TheCasanova: Among the complaints about him is that he seduces (or tries to) every young woman in Hertfordshire.
* GoldDigger: Wickham hopes to secure his fortune by marrying a woman with money. According to Mrs. Gardiner's information, he was still hoping to do this even ''after'' eloping with Lydia.
* HypocriticalHumor: Notice how, although he protests that modesty and honour forbid him from revealing the details of how Darcy spitefully ruined him, he takes every possible opportunity to reveal the details of how Darcy spitefully ruined him.
* KarmaHoudini: For his misdeeds, he... has all of his debts settled, keeps his job, and has a modest but guaranteed income from his young wife.
* KnightOfCerebus: Particularly as the story progresses, his role makes a funny and witty narrative deadly serious. His actions could have lead to genuine ruin for the Bennets.
* MaliciousSlander: Wickham accuses Darcy of denying him a valuable living out of petty spite; this is SeriousBusiness for the times.
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman[=/=]OfficerAndAGentleman: Subverted, but he'd tell you otherwise.
* RomanticFalseLead: Elizabeth was initially interested in him and possibly vice versa. It didn't last long.
* ShotgunWedding: With Lydia.
* SmugSnake: Yes, congratulate yourself on deceiving naive teenage girls into thinking you're in love with them... while you ruin your good name in town by partying and running up huge debts. And definitely don't be careful of the people who know your true character.
* TheSociopath: You could definitely make a case for Wickham.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: He's a surprisingly dark character for a romantic comedy.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: He takes full advantage of his affability and Darcy's lack of it to paint people's opinions.

! '''Mr. William Collins'''

* BabiesEverAfter: The last letter that Mr. Bennet is shown receiving from him in the story mentions that he is expecting his first child.
* TheBore: He prattles on endlessly (usually about Lady Catherine) so that the Bennets hide from him as best they can while he's a houseguest. His wife deals with it by encouraging him to do all sorts of healthy, worthwhile activities - reading, walking to Rosings, tending to his garden - which conveniently limit their interaction as much as possible.
* TheDitz: He has no idea that, first of all, Mr. Bennet is mocking him ruthlessly, nor that his wife only married him out of practicality.
* EntitledToHaveYou: He displays this sort of attitude towards Elizabeth when he proposes to her, arguing that she has no choice but to accept him because he's going to be the best offer she'll ever get. [[spoiler: He's wrong. Elizabeth gets a much, much better offer.]]
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: In his own way. Mr. Bennet, his cousin, admits to Elizabeth that even though he hates maintaining correspondence, he wouldn't give up exchanging letters with Mr. Collins for anything because they're so unintentionally funny to a SnarkKnight like himself.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Frequently. While he can be a {{Jerkass}}, he never means any harm.
* {{Jerkass}}: Well, at the very least he's a tool.
* LastNameBasis: His first name is never shown being used by anyone, not even his wife. We only know that it's William from the signature on his first letter to Mr. Bennet.
* ProfessionalButtKisser: Mr. Collins is so devoted to sucking up to Lady Catherine that he shamelessly grovels over her when she's not even present.
* RejectionAffection: Somewhat averted. While Mr. Collins initially takes Elizabeth's first rejection as encouragement to continue courting her (see article quote), he soon finds out that she is serious. But his initial interpretation of her rejection as a positive step in their relationship reflects on his views of women in their culture.
* RomanticFalseLead: After being rejected by Lizzie, there are hints that he might pursue Mary, who hints in return that she would be amenable to that situation. Instead, he marries Charlotte Lucas behind everyone's backs.
** In the BBC miniseries, Mary can be seen [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness primping her hair and getting close to him]] in an attempt to get his attention.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness
* SettleForSibling: Attempted. He initially wanted Jane, but Mrs. Bennet convinced him to propose to Elizabeth instead (as she was hoping to keep Jane free for Mr. Bingley). However, Elizabeth refuses him outright, subverting this trope.
* SmugSnake: And often unintentionally so.

! '''Miss Caroline Bingley'''

* BitchInSheepsClothing: Very friendly and attentive to Jane... until she learns of Jane's "low" connections.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Frequently disparages Lizzy and her family in front of Darcy.
* CompositeCharacter: With her sister in many adaptations.
* EnglishRose: Subverted, but she'd tell you otherwise.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Like everyone else she speaks in a civil tone... but is still unfailingly rude and snobby.
* GracefulLoser: Or at least, does a good impression of it.
-->Miss Bingley was very deeply mortified by Darcy's marriage; but as she thought it advisable to retain the right of visiting at Pemberley, she dropt all her resentment; was fonder than ever of Georgiana, almost as attentive to Darcy as heretofore, and paid off every arrear of civility to Elizabeth.
* GreenEyedMonster: Towards Elizabeth, since Caroline wants to marry Darcy herself.
* HypocriticalHumor: Because she wants Darcy for herself, she tears down Elizabeth every chance she gets; most notably, she claims that Elizabeth is one of those women who try to get men's approval by putting down other women.
* KickTheDog: Regularly in her interactions (and gossip about) Lizzy and her family.
* TheMeanBrit
* MoralMyopia: Her would-be PetTheDog moment of warning Lizzy about Wickham was really about trying to hurt and mock her.
* RichBitch: She's an incredible snob and tosses over Jane after determining that her close relatives are in trade. (Which is rather hypocritical as the Bingleys' father actually made his fortune in trade.)
* SmugSnake: Very smug. Never quite realizes that disparaging Elizabeth in front of Darcy will ''always'' result in him cutting her down, not agreement.
* SugaryMalice: Especially towards Jane. Also to Elizabeth, when her being in the room prevents direct insults. Elizabeth is better able to see through it.

! '''Mr. Edward Gardiner'''

* CoolUncle: Very affectionate towards Elizabeth and much more levelheaded than his sisters.
* HappilyMarried: To Mrs. Gardiner, of course.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Towards Elizabeth and Jane. Also to Lydia, when he acts as her guardian in London, but she sees him as extremely ''un''reasonable.
* SelfMadeMan: He's in trade and lives in sight of his warehouses, so the Bingley sisters look down on him, but he's very successful and well-off; he can afford servants and vacations.

! '''Lady Catherine de Bourgh'''

* AristocratsAreEvil: Well, maybe not evil, but certainly arrogant and haughty.
* BerserkButton: Being defied in any manner whatsoever.
* BigBad: The closest thing to one in the novel.
* BullyingADragon: Thinks Elizabeth is doing this by being in love with Darcy, but when she tries a HannibalLecture on Elizabeth, she finds herself [[ShutUpHannibal quite spectacularly out of her depth]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Has her moments.
* GrandeDame: Wealthy, imperious, and entirely unprepared for anyone crossing her will.
* HairTriggerTemper: A hint of resistance will make her come down hard.
* HannibalLecture: Gives Elizabeth a particularly nasty one but soon [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu gets her ass handed to her]].
* ItsAllAboutMe: Has the worst case of this in the book - and that's saying something!
* {{Jerkass}}: That's probably the nicest thing you can say about the woman.
* {{Narcissist}}: Certainly thinks highly of herself and expects everyone else to suck up to her. It's probably why she keeps Collins around.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: After failing to make Elizabeth swear not to marry Darcy, she goes to Darcy and rails at him never to propose. This only has the effect of telling him he has reason to hope Elizabeth might accept if he did so.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: "Heaven and earth! Are the shades of Pemberley to be thus polluted?"
* SmugSnake: She thinks the strength of her rank will be enough to cow Elizabeth and her authority as aunt to cow Darcy, but her high-handed actions actually drive them together.
* WickedCultured: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. Her vast mansion is decorated in the showiest and tackiest manner possible and is just designed to show off the size of her wallet.

! '''Miss Georgiana Darcy'''

* BigBrotherWorship: The reason she's so eager to meet Elizabeth is because she takes Darcy's opinion as gospel.
* ElegantClassicalMusician: Is noted for being an accomplished pianist.
* EnglishRose: She's one of the few women Darcy considers to be "accomplished", a good musician, modest, and completely sweet.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: In the 1995 miniseries and the 2005 adaptation.
* HeroWorshipper: She ''adores'' Elizabeth even before meeting her.
* MoralityPet: For Darcy. Even Wickham owns that Darcy is a very attentive and affectionate brother.
* NiceGirl: She's a very sweet person.
* ShrinkingViolet: Rather than being proud, she's just extremely shy and can barely speak to anyone without her brother around.
* StatuesqueStunner: Stated to be relatively tall and quite lovely.

! '''Miss Charlotte Lucas'''

* ChristmasCake: In the novel, she's twenty-seven and not getting any younger.
* {{Foil}}: To Elizabeth. Although they're great friends, Elizabeth is determined to MarryForLove, and Charlotte is determined to Marry For Eminently Practical Reasons.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Elizabeth.
* IAmNotPretty: She knows that she's plain and passing out of marriageable age.
* TheLancer: While she's just as snarky as Elizabeth, she's a good deal more pragmatic and thinks that love is a minor consideration in marriage.
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]: Her father and younger sister are nice, but not very bright. And then she marries Mr. Collins.

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