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Characters from the movie ''Film/RedSonja''.

! '''Protagonists'''

[[folder: Sonja]]

->Played by: Brigitte Nielsen

* ActionGirl: She becomes a fierce {{badass}} very few people can hope to defeat after training with the best sword masters.
* BadassNormal: Sorcery does exist in her world, but being a superbly trained warrior in said world is more than enough.
* CharacterTitle: ''Red Sonja''.
* CoolSword: When comes the time to choose a sword, she's guided by the voice of the spirit that granted her the strength to seek revenge. The sword she chooses has quite elaborate hilt ornaments, a golden moon most notably.
* DoesNotLikeMen: After her rape. Unless they're able to equal or defeat her in combat.
* DoomedHometown: Her family and farm are destroyed by Gedren's men at the beginning of the film.
* FriendlyRivalry: She has one with Kalidor, as both are equally great sword fighters.
* HeroesPreferSwords: She's the story's heroine, and she trained to wield swords.
* {{Master Swords|man}}woman: She becomes one after training with the best sword masters. Only Kalidor is her match.
* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: Being a woman, she can touch the Talisman safely.
* RapeAndRevenge: She has been raped by Gedren's men. Nothing should stand in her way to get revenge.
* RapeAsBackstory: See above.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her outfit's sexiness is quite downplayed compared to her [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/2/29837/828576-redsonja_land_cov.jpg comics]] [[http://www.dynamite.com/images/TNRSV201CovScott.jpg counterparts]], but it's still very Franchise/WonderWoman-esque.
* {{You Killed My Fa|ther}}mily: Gedren had her whole family slaughtered.

[[folder: Kalidor]]

->Played by: Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger

* AmazonChaser: Being a great warrior himself, he's attracted by both Sonja's beauty and her prowess in combat.
* {{Badass}}: The only person in the whole fantasy world of the film to be able to equal Sonja. It speaks volumes.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Just as Conan was in his two movies, Kalidor can lift weights way beyond possible for a normal human being, for a few seconds at least.
* CoolSword: Wields a pretty coold sword, with a golden shield ornament on the hilt.
* {{Expy}} / CaptainErsatz: Of [[Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982 Conan]], for legal reasons. It could actually be Conan, since he's used many aliases before.
* FriendlyRivalry: He has one with Sonja, as both are equally great sword fighters.
* HeroesPreferSwords: Like Sonja, he's a MasterSwordsman.
* HeroesWantRedheads: He falls heads over heels for Sonja.
* HeroicBuild: Being played by Arnold Schwarzenegger helps, even though he has no ShirtlessScene to display it to the full, unlike the ''Conan'' movies.
* MasterSwordsman: The equal of Sonja in sword combat.
* OneManArmy: He tears through Gedren's army without a scratch and takes on Brytag's army alone to allow Sonja a chance to flee the fortified gate.
* RatedMForManly: Arnold Schwarzenegger playing an {{expy}} of Conan. Period.

[[folder: Prince Tarn]]

->Played by: Ernie Reyes Jr.

%%* ArrogantKungFuGuy
%%* CoolHelmet
* DefiantToTheEnd: Still utters death threats to the bandits that are about to quarter him.
* FearlessFool: He doesn't hesitate to jump on Kalidor thinking he is a threat to Sonja. He isn't afraid to confront Ikol alone either.
* {{Flynning}}: Subverted. Sonja shows him why this wouldn't really work in a real fight.
%%* PrincelyYoungMan
* RoyalBrat: He starts as purely this, but Sonja gives him several lessons that make him more humble over the course of the movie.

[[folder: Falkon]]

->Played by: Paul Lawrence Smith

* BigEater: He can't resist eating a bit of Gedren's men's chicken as he has crashed straight onto their refectory table, even as the fight is about to begin.
* BigFun: He's fat, and quite a goofball at times.
* TheBigGuy: The ''big'' part is particularly relevant.
* TheBladeAlwaysLandsPointyEndIn: He is quite good at knife throwing.
* CoolHelmet: Looks more like a metallic hat than a helmet actually.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He can look and act goofy in his dedication to protect Prince Tarn and do whatever Tarn orders him to do, but he's a force to be reckoned with.
%%* TheKlutz
%%* PluckyComicRelief
* UndyingLoyalty: He has sworn to protect Prince Tarn.
* WeaponOfChoice: His favorite weapon is a [[BadWithTheBone bone he uses as a mace]].

! '''Antagonists'''

[[folder: Queen Gedren]]

->Played by: Sandahl Bergman

* AmbitionIsEvil: An ambitious queen who wants to rule over the world using an ArtifactOfDoom.
* {{Authority Equals Asskicking}}: Gendron really doesn't shy away from combat and gives Sonja one hell of a fight in their final battle.
* BigBad: The massacre of Sonja's family on her orders drives the plot.
%%* TheCaligula
* CoolCrown: Her crown's design seems to be based on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Crown_of_the_Holy_Roman_Empire Crown of the Holy Roman Empire]].
* DarkIsEvil: Dresses in black.
* EvilCounterpart: To Sonja.
* EvilLaugh: She does several over the course of the film.
* EvilOverlord: She rules a {{Mordor}}-esque landscape.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: A mad queen who wants to dominate the world using the Talisman.
* {{Malevolent Masked|Man}}Woman: She wears a golden mask after Sonja scarred her face.
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: When Sonja accuses Gedren of slaughtering her family, she dismisses the accusations as from her point of view, the victims' lives are nothing in comparison with the scar Sonja made on her cheek.
* PsychoLesbian: She's a mad queen, and she's attracted to women.
* RedRightHand: A scar on her cheek, courtesy of Sonja at the beginning of the film.

[[folder: Ikol]]

->Played by: Ronald Lacey

%%* BaldOfEvil
* DarkIsEvil: He dresses in black.
%%* DirtyCoward
* TheDragon: Gedren's second in command.
%%* KarmicDeath
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When it becomes clear that the Talisman's power can't be contained, he decides to leave the castle before the Talisman destroys it.
%%* SmugSnake
* YouReInsane: Says this to Gedren before [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere attempting to leave]] the [[CollapsingLair collapsing castle]].

[[folder: Brytag]]

->Played by: Pat Roach

%%* BeardOfEvil
* CoolKey: The big key he uses to open his door.
* DirtyOldMan: He won't let Sonja pass through his door unless she does him a "favor".
%%* KneelBeforeZod