'''Protagonists'''

!!!Connor [=MacManus=]
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[[caption-width-right:308:''I do believe the monsignor's finally got the point.'']]

The somewhat taller, more outgoing [=MacManus=] twin.

'''Tropes:'''
* FriendlySniper
* HotBlooded: Connor is the more hot-tempered of the two, and is the one most prone to making fiery speeches, such as [[spoiler:during the final courtroom scene in the first movie]].
* IKnowMortalKombat: Many of his plans come from movies or tv shows he saw.
* LargeHam[=/=]NoIndoorVoice: While Connor does have his quiet badass moments (such as during the "kill 'em all" speech at Rocco's place), when he gets going, it's with all the Hot Blood of his general nature.
* PetTheDog: While in the hospital, he plays with a sick child despite his own wounds.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Murphy's Blue. Connor is far more HotBlooded and prone to emotional extremes.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: {{Averted}}, in that Connor's HotBlooded nature makes him both more emotionally open ''and'' prone to ridiculous feats of manliness. Not to mention it is implied that he got his looks and outgoing personality from his ''mother''.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS[=/=]AdaptationDecay: In the credits and subtitles of the first film, he's listed as ''Conner'' [=MacManus=]. In the first movie's shooting script and the sequel, he's listed as Connor.

!!!Murphy [=MacManus=]
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[[caption-width-right:308:''(In Russian) I'm afraid we can't let that one go, Ivan.'']]

The introverted, pragmatic, [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette dark-haired and pale-skinned twin]].

'''Tropes:'''
* ColdSniper: To a lesser extent than usual for the trope. He still shows no qualms about hitting girls who hit him (or Connor) first, shoots a not-quite-dead mobster without blinking, and stabs one of the mob dudes who captured them in the back repeatedly with a broken hand. [[spoiler:Most likely from his father's side of the family, as Noah [=MacManus=] also had the pale-skinned dark-haired look (when he was younger) and tendency to smoke.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Whenever Connor's plans involve something from a movie or TV show, this side comes out in full force.
* KnifeNut
* PrettyBoy
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Connor's Red. Murphy is the more grounded and compassionate of the two.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Played with. He is the calmer, nicer of the two twins as you can see when Rocco fights the hitman, he goes to help Rocco before Connor makes him "prove himself" and when Connor's not looking provides Rocco with a weapon. Being pale, withdrawn, and more lightly built than Connor makes him ''appear'' somewhat frailer... [[ItsPersonal until he gets]] [[TranquilFury really mad]], [[ColdSniper that is]].
* SmokingIsCool: Smokes a lot more. Played almost literally in a deleted scene, where Murphy lights up ''right before he takes a shower'' and promptly complains that Connor used up all the hot water. [[spoiler:May also be inherited from their father.]]
* SugarAndIcePersonality: While much quieter than Connor, he can't [[NotSoStoic stay calm]] for long when [[spoiler:Rocco dies]].
* WouldHitAGirl. In his defense, the girl in question was bigger than him, and had [[GroinAttack just nailed Connor in the nuts]].

!!!Il Duce, aka [[spoiler:Noah [=MacManus=]]]
-->''You must watch, dear. It'll all be over soon.''

* AllInTheManual: The tie-in comic book expands on the backstory seen in the second movie.
* BadassBeard: For the second movie
* BadassGrandpa
* BeardOfEvil: For the first movie.
* CigarChomper: WordOfGod says they had to give Il Duce a smoking habit, because he wouldn't stop [[TriggerHappy smiling]] during the firefights.
* ColdSniper
* DualWielding
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: When he was younger, at least.
* FreudianExcuse: When Il Duce was younger, [[spoiler:his father was murdered by mobsters before his eyes]].
* ImprovisedWeapon: In the comic, he and Louie end up defending themselves with everything they can get their hands on in the leather shop. Louie's heavy metal leg brace even serves as a way to strangle a thug.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Also when he was younger.
* KnightOfCerebus: Whenever Il Duce gets called in around the halfway mark, things get serious. Which is ''very'' odd seeing as Il Duce is played by ''Billy Connolly''.
* LennonSpecs
* MoreDakka: His vest holds ''six guns.''
* PapaWolf
* PlayingAgainstType: The [[TheStoic stone-cold]] veteran [[HitmanWithAHeart hitman]], is played by ''Billy Connolly'' of all people. He's done serious roles before, but not like ''this.''
** SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct
* ShippedInShackles: Il Duce (who provides the page image for this trope) is introduced in the first film being moved from his cell to the ground floor for a parole hearing. He is cuffed hand and foot, chained to a rolling platform, and wheeled down to the parole board. The entire prison is put on high-alert, with shotgun-wielding guards on every floor, all to move one man down a few flights of stairs. Once he's there, they even put him inside a metal cage to protect the parole board. All of this serves to establish the guy as a hard-core {{Badass}}.
* ThrowAwayGuns: His signature gun vest. Justified, as it makes a seasoned FBI detective believe he was six men instead of one, making it harder to be traced to him.

!!!Special Agent Paul Smecker
-->''There was a '''FIREFIGHT!'''''

* {{Agent Peacock}}
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* ButNotTooGay: Played with as Smecker is actually the most sexual of the main characters, but he doesn't cuddle and he seems annoyed with most gay men unless they are actually ''having'' the sex. After the sex, [[DopeSlap not so much.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: At times.
* DisguisedInDrag[=/=]PaperThinDisguise
* FanDisservice: Willem Dafoe in drag. Individual opinions can vary on the end result, but Troy Duffy wasn't exactly trying to throw the audience a bone.
* GroinAttack: Delivers ''five in a row'' to a mook.
* LargeHam: Probably the biggest ham of the first movie, especially during ''that'' scene.
* NWordPrivileges: Averted, and played for humor ''at the same time''. He repeatedly calls other gay men homophobic slurs, and is unfailingly given dirty looks. At the very least, he doesn't seem to mind when it's directed at himself, either.
* NotSoStoic: While he's a little [[BunnyEarsLawyer weird]] from his very first appearance, he is generally calm and collected. As the bodies begin to stack up, he becomes increasingly frayed, bordering on SanitySlippage, leading to his quote above.
* TheObiWan: Indicated to be this for Eunice Bloom.
* PaperThinDisguise: Willem Dafoe makes as convincing a woman as [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Bugs Bunny]] does. And like Bugs, he has extreme good fortune to "seduce" the one guy on earth [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy thick enough]] to be fooled by his getup.
* StraightGay: He appears to play up the {{Camp}} at times to poke fun at himself. And to discombobulated straight cops.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: He does this [[spoiler:to infiltrate the BigBad's mansion, and gets a little too into character]]. It inadvertently ends up saving his life, since [[spoiler:Il Duce mistakes him for a woman from behind and simply knocks him out]].
* YouGetMeCoffee: Whenever Detective Greenly would say something stupid or mouth off, he would be dispatched to fetch coffee and bagels.

!!!Special Agent Eunice Bloom
--->''I am so fucking smart, I make smart people feel like they are retarded.''

* DefrostingTheIceQueen: She comes off pretty cold most of the time, but hugs Il Duce with tears in her eyes as she asks them to kill The Roman.
* GunTwirling: While in the cowgirl outfit. ItMakesSenseInContext. Sort of.
* InsistentTerminology: ''Special'' Agent Bloom.
* MaleGaze: Troy Duffy got Julie Benz to be in his movie, and damn it all if he wasn't going to take full advantage of it for his male audience! To be fair, this was after ''plenty'' of [[MrFanservice shirtless and[=/=]or naked Irish twins]].
* MsFanservice: High stiletto heels, cowgirl outfits, shorts skirts, hair color changes. You name it, she most likely does it at some point in the movie. It's even lampshaded by [[spoiler: Smecker]] when he remarks about the length of her skirt [[spoiler: at his funeral.]]
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For Smecker.
* WithDueRespect: Lampshaded.
-->'''Eunice''': "With all due respect... man, I hate it when people say that because it is inevitably followed by a disrespectful remark. Here let me give you an example: With all due respect, detective, this matter falls under whatever jurisdiction I fuckin' say it does."

!!!Detectives Dolly, Duffy, and Greenly

* ButtMonkey: Greenly just can't seem to catch a break.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Greenly is even more retarded than usual around Special Agent Bloom.
* InspectorLestrade: A trio of them. During the first movie, they have a knack for taking all the details and coming to exactly the wrong conclusion. [[DumbassHasAPoint When they finally do gets something right, mostly Greenly]][[spoiler: "They were bad guys. Now they're dead bad guys." and "What if it was one guy with six guns",]] no one believes them because of how often they screw up.
** Subverted in the second movie, as they ''intentionally'' take all the details and come up with wrong conclusions, because they are trying to cover for the Twins, and themselves by association. [[spoiler: Until they realize that Eunice Bloom is on their side and is just having fun toying with them.]]
* ItHasBeenAnHonor: [[spoiler:Greenly's]] last words to the Saints.
* [[OverlyLongName Overly Long Last Name]]: If you're wondering why a South Boston detective has the [[SarcasmMode imposing]] name of Dolly, it's because his actual last name is Dollapoppaskalious. This is lampshaded in the first movie when Smecker manages to pronounce it.
-->'''Dolly''': Holy shit. You're the first one that's ever [[TheUnpronounceable got that.]]
-->'''Smecker''': What can I say? I'm an expert at ''Nameology.''
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: Greenly]]
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Three Guys]]
* WrongGenreSavvy: The ''reason'' they have such a hard time figuring out what happened is because they don't realize the men they are after learned everything they know from [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall watching bad television.]] Every overdone action movie trope that never happens in real life happens to or is invoked by the Twins.

!!!Doc
* CoolOldGuy: He's completely okay with letting the Saints, a pair of wanted murderers, stay at his place for the second movie. Even in the first one, he's egging them on as they trash his bar beating up Russian thugs.
* HollywoodTourettes: Averted. While Doc does display coprolalia (foul language), he also has the stuttering and motor tics most RealLife Tourette's sufferers have.
** It crosses horribly with HeyItsThatGuy and shock when you realize that that bartender was also Doc, from '''FraggleRock.'''
* VerbalTic: '''FUCK! ASS!''' Justified in that he has Tourette's.

!!!David Della Rocco
* AsHimself: David Della Rocco.
* [[spoiler:BackForTheFinale]]
* ButtMonkey: Both from his fellow mob dudes, who call him "The Funny Man" and make him tell racist jokes, and from the [=MacManus=] brothers, who mess with him every so often and put him on "bitch detail" during their jobs. [[DudeShesLikeInAComa Not that he didn't deserve it.]] [[BestKnownForTheFanservice Remember the stripper?]] But in contrast to the mafia's decision to just get rid of him, Connor and Murphy [[spoiler:go ballistic when Yakavetta murders him]].
* {{Fingore}}: Rocco loses a finger during the big shootout with Il Duce, which is used by Smecker to finally gain his lead on the brothers. Another finger gets shot off [[spoiler:at point blank range with Papa Joe's .357 magnum, shortly before the mob boss decides to just kill him]].
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* PantsPositiveSafety

!!!Romeo
* AscendedFanboy: He already knows who the Saints are and seems pretty jazzed about meeting them, despite having a gun in his face half the time in their first meeting.
* ManlyTears: Rather prone to these.
* ReplacementGoldfish: For Rocco. He has enough personality and wit to make him into his own character, proving that [[TropesAreNotBad this trope can be effective.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: An approving pat on the hand from his uncle and clear father figure results in ManlyTears from Romeo as he reflects on it later. Naturally, the brothers tease him for it.

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'''Villains'''

!!!Giuseppi "Papa Joe" Yakavetta

* BaldOfEvil
* BilingualBonus: His FamousLastWords "Vafanculo", translate from Italian as "[[DefiantToTheEnd Fuck you.]]"
* TheDon
* LargeHam
* OhCrap: He gets two, when he realizes Il Duce is still on his way after [[spoiler: killing Rocco]], and when the Saints burst in on his trial.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: When Rocco tells him a joke involving a black man, he very forcefully insists that Rocco call him a "nigger".
* SmugSnake: He thinks he's getting off Scott-free during his trial.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: The tie-in comic shows him as a typical little kid crying after getting a shot.

!!!The Roman

* [[spoiler: BeleagueredChildhoodFriend: He and Noah were close friends, with Louie helping him kill off the Mafia. It's revealed he only did this to rise up the ranks of the Mafia himself.]]
* [[spoiler: BigBad]]
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler: Was originally TheStrategist for Noah before becoming this.]]
* [[spoiler: EvilCripple]]
* TheFarmerAndTheViper: [[spoiler: Louie uses the Scorpion and Frog fable variant to explain why he betrayed Noah after they had worked together for so many years. But he also ruminates that like the scorpion, he lost everything by his betrayal, because he was no longer useful to the Mafia.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan
* NomDeGuerre: The Roman.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The Old Man or The Roman. Even his FBI file only has a first name: [[spoiler: Louie.]]
* WickedCultured
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: His reason for setting up Noah. [[LaserGuidedKarma Unfortunately without Noah, the mob didn't really need him.]]]]

!!!Ottilio Panza

* KickTheDog: The first thing he does is to shoot a priest in his church, under Concezio's orders, all to get the Saints' attention. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Concezio's capos and lieutenants are appalled at this.]]
* TheNapoleon: His terminal case of short-man's disease ends up leaving plenty of evidence for the police that otherwise wouldn't have been there. Bloom even ''calls'' him Napoleon.
* PsychoForHire: Is a direct reason as to why he was hired. Concezio knew that if he asked anyone else, they wouldn't do it.

!!!Concezio Yakavetta

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Not even his underbosses care much for him.
* BadBoss: He breaks the jaw of one of his subordinates just because he corrected his pronunciation of a word. How he treats his underlings the rest of the time isn't a huge improvement.
* DawsonCasting: A rather bizarre example in that Judd Nelson is actually a year and a half older than Carlo Rota, who played Papa Joe.
* TheDogBitesBack: When the Saints bust in to kill Concezio, his underling Jimmy immediately dives into his panic room and locks him out.
* InTheBlood: When he realizes he is about to die, he has the same FamousLastWords as Papa Yakavetta did years before.
* LargeHam: Guess it runs in the family.
* {{Malaproper}}: [[BadBoss God help you, if you correct him]].
* UnwittingPawn: He religiously followed the orders of [[spoiler:the Roman]], completely unaware that [[spoiler: Louie was actually trying to bring the Saints and their father back so they could eliminate the Yakevetta family in revenge for casting him out.]]