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A list of the major characters in the film ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' and its sequel ''Film/ShockTreatment''. For characters originating in the script to the unmade sequel, ''Script/RevengeOfTheOldQueen'', see [[Characters/RevengeOfTheOldQueen here]].
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[[folder:Brad Majors]]

An All-American man who proposes to his girlfriend Janet Weiss. However, on the way to meet his old friend and science teacher, Dr. Scott, Brad Majors ends up with a flat tire on his car. He soon finds himself at the mercy of Dr. Frank N. Furter, his servants, and ends up confused over his own sexuality after the events in the castle. Played by [[AlliterativeName Barry Bostwick]] in the first movie, Cliff De Young in ''ShockTreatment'' and Ryan [=McCartan=] in the [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShowLetsDoTheTimeWarpAgain remake]].
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%%* {{Adorkable}}
* AdjustingYourGlasses: Does this by the corner when Ralph gets into his car, when Rocky is being born and when watching Rocky sing ''Sword Of Damocles''.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: When he sings ''Dammit Janet''.
** He sounds pretty anguished in the sequel with his "I'm looking for love!" lines during "Looking For Trade" in ''Shock Treatment''.
* AsideGlance: Gives a confused look into the camera in the remake, when Dr. Scott talks into it during the dinner scene.
* BelatedBackstory: We don't find out until ''Shock Treatment'', that he's an orphan with a long lost twin brother.
* BettyAndVeronica: Is Janet's Betty with Farley being Veronica.
* BiggerIsBetterInBed: According to Frank.
* BoundAndGagged: Spends most of ''Shock Treatment'' gagged in a straight jacket.
* BiTheWay: Is attracted to Janet, but gets seduced by Frank.
* BlueIsHeroic: According to a behind the scenes look run during the commercial break of the remake, he and Janet wear blue as an example of GoodColorsEvilColors.
* CallAndResponseSong: "Duel Duet" is one of these with Farley near the end of ''Shock Treatment''.
* DemotedToExtra: Though still technically one of the main characters, Brad spends most of ''Shock Treatment'' drugged and gagged in [[BedlamHouse Dentonvale]].
* DeceptiveDisciple: [[InformedAttribute For some reason]] Farley calls him "a pupil with no scruples who knew better than the teacher" during ''Duel Duet''.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Early in the film.
-->'''Brad''': This is my fiancee.\\
(''Frank looks at Brad.'')\\
'''Brad''': Janet Vice.[[note]]Slut![[/note]]\\
'''Janet''': Weiss.\\
'''Brad''': ''(clears throat.)'' Weiss.[[note]]Still a slut![[/note]]
* DistressedDude: If you play as Janet in the video games, you have to rescue Brad after he's been [[TakenForGranite turned to stone.]]
** In ''Shock Treatment'', Betty and Oliver have to rescue him from a mental institution.
%%* EvilTwin: [[spoiler:Farley Flavors.]]
* TheGlassesComeOff: Pulls his glasses off while shouting angrily at Frank prompting the AudienceParticipation line "It's a bird! It's a plane! It's SUPER ASSHOLE!".
* GlassesPull: Takes off his glasses when he first see Doctor Scott on Frank's monitor.
* HappilyAdopted: ''Shock Treatment'' reveals he was this.
* TheHedonist: Seems to become this after his [[spoiler:sexcapades]] with Dr. Frank-n-Furter.
* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: ''FRAAAANK-FURT-EEEEER!'' Brad and Dr Scott say this to Frank when he's threatening Janet. A rare use of this line by two men who are not in any position to threaten Frank-n-Furter at all.
* IWantMyMommy: Brad in "The Floor Show": "It's beyond me/Help me, Mommy!"
* PinballProtagonist: The only thing of note that he or Janet do is get laid and survive the evening.
** The film is very much about how Brad and Janet are either sexually liberated or corrupted.
* PolarOppositeTwins: [[spoiler: He and Farley. Brad's a nice middle class guy, while Farley's a rich jerk.]]
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Is Janet's poor suitor compared to the billionaire, Farley.
* SeparatedAtBirth: [[spoiler: ''Shock Treatment'' reveals that he and his brother Farley were adopted by different families after their parents died in a car crash.]]
* SmokingHotSex: Can be seen puffing on a cigarette after [[spoiler:sleeping with Frank]].
* StockUnderwear: Tightey Whities.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: The unmade sequel, ''Script/RevengeOfTheOldQueen'' would have said that not long after the first movie, Brad became a bottomless go-go dancer in Las Vegas and fell to his death from a trapeze.
* SuddenlySexuality: Some of the unmade sequels would have said that the events of the movie turned him gay. ''Rocky Horror Shows His Heels'' has him leaving Janet and shacking up with Dr. Scott and ''Script/RevengeOfTheOldQueen'' said that he left Janet to become a bottomless go go dancer in Las Vegas.
* SuperfluousSolo: His song ''Once In A While'' was added because he was the only major character who didn't get a solo. It was then cut from the movie for being weak. compared to the other songs.
* TakenForGranite: Gets turned to stone by the Medusa device, revealing his rather impressive physique.
* TemptingFate: "It's all right, Janet. Everything's going to be all right".
* WackyMarriageProposal: Brad proposes to Janet in the form of the song ''Dammit Janet'' near the start of the movie.
* YouExclamation: Does one of these when [[spoiler: Frank seduces him]].
* YourCheatingHeart: He accidentally cheats on Janet with [[spoiler: Frank]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Janet Weiss]]

A formerly innocent girl who is Brad's fiancee. Though, during her time in the castle, she has sex with both Frank N. Furter and Rocky...the latter prompting pure rage from the former. In the end, she's also confused about what has occurred, but also realizes the benefits of living a sexually active life. Played by Creator/SusanSarandon in the original, Jessica Harper in ''Shock Treatment'' and VictoriaJustice in the remake.
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* AdaptationalDyeJob: Goes from blonde to brunette in the remake.
* BadGirlSong: "Toucha Toucha Toucha Touch Me" has her sing about her libido and attraction to Rocky.
* BouquetToss: Throws one into the audience in ''The Rocky Horror Show Live'' while singing ''Dammit Janet''.
* BreakupSong: ''In My Own Way'', which she sings to Brad while he's sedated in Dentonvale.
* CelebrityIsOverrated: She realizes this in ''ShockTreatment''.
* ComedicSpanking: Angrily does this to Frank after she [[KinkySpanking kinkily spanks]] Janet in the remake.
* CorruptTheCutie: She even states during "Rose Tint My World" that she's happier this way.
-->I feel released, bad times deceased - my confidence has increased! Reality is here!
-->The game has been disbanded, my mind has been expanded, it's a ''gas'' that Frankie's landed!
-->His lust is so sincere!
* DamselInDistress: When Frank's dragging her off to the lab after the dinner scene.
** If you play as Brad in the video games, you have to rescue her after Frank has [[TakenForGranite turned her to stone.]]
%%* DumbBlonde
* EvilMakeover: Dr Cosmo gives her one in ''Shock Treatment''.
* {{Fainting}}: Does it a few times during ''The Time Warp'' and ''Sweet Transvestite''.
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: Janet bandages Rocky's wounds with strips from her own slip. Afterward, they [[spoiler:do more than just kiss]].
* FullyClothedNudity: Taken to a ridiculous extreme when Janet's father sees her after she becomes a TV star in the sequel.
-->'''Janet's father''': You're practically naked!\\
'''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob''': Um.... except for that black dress that's covering her entire body!
* GratuitousFrench: Does a lot of this during ''Me Of Me''.
* GroinAttack: Does this to Frank in "Planet Schmanet Janet".
* GirlNextDoor: Is actually referred to as this a couple of times in ''Shock Treatment''.
* TheHedonist: Becomes this after The Floor Show.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Is furious at [[spoiler:Brad for sleeping with Frank... despite her having done the same thing not an hour before.]]
* HystericalWoman: When she cries out "STOP!" during ''Planet Schmanet Janet''.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Her song, "Me of Me" in ''Shock Treatment''.
* LingerieScene: Wears only her bra and panties throughout most of
* LittleBlackDress: Gets one during her EvilMakeover, Cosmo even sings a song with this as the title.
* ModelingPoses: When she's a celebrity, and after given a wardrobe makeover she ignores her husband while posing for pictures.
* ModestyBedsheet: [[spoiler:After she sleeps with Rocky]] upon Frank N. Furter's discovering them. {{Justified|Trope}} in that they were surrounded by people at the time.
* NotSoAboveItAll: During "I Can Make You A Man (Reprise)", after previously proclaiming that she doesn't like men with too many muscles.[[note]]Just one big one[[/note]]
--> '''Janet''': *''singing''* I'm a muscle fan!
* ParentalIncest: ''Script/RevengeOfTheOldQueen'' would have ended with Janet living on the planet Transsexual, in a relationship with her and Frank's teenage son.
* PromptingNudge: Does this to Brad to make him ask Frank about using the phone.
* PinballProtagonist: With Brad.
* RipTailoring: During Janet [[spoiler: and Rocky's impromptu lovemaking sesh]], the former uses her dress as a dressing to cover the latter's wounds. She gets a bit carried away, though, and her appearance is noticeably more ragged than before.
* SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl: When [[spoiler:Frank comes to seduce her]], the assurance that he won't tell Brad is all she needs to gleefully agree. She then goes on to seduce [[spoiler:Rocky.]]
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: In the sequel's song "Bitchin' In The Kitchen", she refers to an alarm clock as a "micro digital awaker" and a leg razor as a "depilatator".
* SympatheticAdulterer: [[spoiler:Decides to cheat on Brad by sleeping with Rocky after discovering Brad slept with Frank. Though, Frank did seduce Janet before going to Brad...]]
* TakenForGranite: Gets turned to stone by the Medusa device while in a rather unflattering pose.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Isn't very nice to Brad in the sequel.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Wears a blue dress in the remake , the costume designer even referred to the color as "victim blue",
* VaporWear: Comes up in ''Shock Treatment'', when Janet's parents are upset by her new outfit.
-->'''Mr. Weis''': She's practically naked in that thing!\\
'''Janet''': Well I can't wear anything under it, Daddy, it would spoil the lines.
* WhosYourDaddy: An early draft for a sequel would have had her pregnant with Frank's son but not knowing whether Frank, Brad or Rocky was the father until he was born.
* YourCheatingHeart: She cheats on Brad with [[spoiler: Frank and Rocky]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dr. Frank N. Furter]]

Frank is a MadScientist bent on creating the "perfect man", which he succeeds in doing so by creating Rocky. He's something of the antagonist of the film, causing all sorts of trouble for Brad and Janet. In the end, he's killed by Riff Raff. StarMakingRole for Creator/TimCurry. Played by Laverne Cox in the remake.
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* AdaptationalDyeJob: Is a FieryRedHead in the remake.
* AdaptationalWimp: A minor case with Frank. In the film, he helplessly tries to run away when [[spoiler: Riff Raff comes at him with a laser]]. In the stage show, however, he [[spoiler: stands his ground and even ''provokes'' him to do it ([[BringIt "Do your worst, inferior one!"]])]].
* AffablyEvil: He murders Eddie and manipulates Brad and Janet into sleeping with him, but he's still quite charming.
* AgentPeacock: Swishy and a crossdresser but, he's a brilliant and manipulative schemer who seduces anyone he wants.
* AliensOfLondon: Has an English accent. He originally had a German accent in the early days of the stage show. For reasons unknown, the idea was quickly dropped.
* AllTakeAndNoGive: Frank's ''very selfish'', as Columbia so blatantly points out. His greatest scientific achievement was simply so he could be lauded as a genius (and for a sex toy he could keep all to himself).
* AnythingThatMoves: Frank's not picky when it comes to gender...or species for that matter. The original stage show stated that Frank came to Earth to conquer it for the planet Transsexual, but loved having sex with Earthlings so much he just stopped giving a shit.
* AsideGlance: Often, and always intentional.
** When Frank says "How nice!" in the lab.
** And during "Sweet Transvestite", Frank raises an eyebrow at the camera as he says "Well you got caught with a flat, well, how 'bout that?"
* AttentionWhore: Oh, so very much. He ''hates'' it when people steal the spotlight from him.
** To the point where even ''accidentally'' stealing his spotlight causes him to [[spoiler:[[BerserkButton go into a jealous rage (Poor Eddie)]]]].
* AxCrazy: Frank is completely and utterly insane, when he sees Eddie stealing attention away from him, he [[spoiler: goes to chop him up. With an axe]].
* BackFromTheDead: Was planned to happen in some of the unmade sequels.
* BadBoss: Frank is sometimes shown yelling hysterically at his servants when they make mistakes (especially towards Riff Raff - he even whips him when he finds out he let Rocky escape).
* BedTrick: Frank does this to both [[spoiler:Brad and Janet]], which sends them spiraling into being ''sex deviants.''
* BelatedBackstory: The unmade sequel, ''Script/RevengeOfTheOldQueen'' would have said that he was a prince on his home planet. The first movie gives no mention of this other than that he like sitting on a throne.
* BerserkButton: Do NOT make Frank jealous. It will be the absolute last thing you'll ever do, it is a very, ''very'', ''VERY'' bad idea to make Frank jealous. Just seeing Rocky with [[spoiler:Janet]] was enough to drive Frank into a blind fury and chase [[spoiler:Janet]] around the castle. And then there's Eddie who just busts out of the vault with his motorcycle to sing his song.
* BigBad: Or the closest there is to one, at least.
* BigEntrance: Dr. Frank N. Furter's first appearance, during "Sweet Transvestite".
* BigNo: Right before [[spoiler:he is killed]].
* BloodIsTheNewBlack: Gets his surgical gown covered in blood after killing [[spoiler:Eddie.]]
* BloodMagic: The first idea for a sequel would have had Dr Scott temporarily bringing him back to life using a formula made from Scott's, Brad's and Rocky's blood. He would have got a transfusion of 11 pints of virgin blood to make him live longer but dies again after finding out that one of the doners lied about being a virgin.
* BondOneLiner: [[spoiler:Delivers one in the remake, after she has knifed Eddie and pushed him off the window to his demise:]]
-->[[spoiler:"Fellow Transylvanians... Eddie has left the castle!" ''*MicDrop*'']]
* BSODSong: Frank gets "I'm Going Home"[[note]]Ladies and gentlemen, for one night and one night only, Mr. Judy Garland sings with Alfalfa's shadow![[/note]] as he [[spoiler:faces death by anti-matter at the hands of Riff-Raff]]. Most of the floor show also seems to count.
* CheshireCatGrin: Considering that "Cheshire Cat" is one of Creator/TimCurry's nicknames, take a wild guess ''who'' uses this.
* CrazyJealousGuy: He'll sleep with (almost) anyone. But, if he sees ANYONE with his beloved Rocky, he'll unleash his jealousy-induced rage upon you. Janet had to find this out the hard way.
* CreatingLife: The whole point of Frank's experiment is to do this.
* CreepyCrossdresser: He wears stockings and lingerie.
* {{Crossdresser}}: As the famous line goes, he's "a sweet transvestite".
* DeathSong: "I'm Going Home".
* DepravedBisexual: He's not exactly mentally stable and he seduces both Brad and Janet.
* DrFakenstein: He's essentially Victor Frankenstein as a crossdresser.
* TheElevenOClockNumber: ''I'm Going Home'', he [[RefugeInAudacity sings about how well-meaning and misunderstood he is]].
* EvilBrit: Although Frank isn't even from Earth, let alone English, his accent certainly draws on the connotations of his trope. Tim Curry based it on upper-class English girls he knew.
* EvilLaugh: When Rocky is being born.
* EvilRedHead/ FieryRedhead: In the remake.
* GenderFlip: Played by Laverne Cox in the remake.
* GloveSnap: Twice: "I snap my glove and scare myself!" and "I snap my glove and ''don't'' scare myself!"
* GratuitousFrench: Kisses Janet's hand and says "Enchantez" when she introduces herself.
* TheHedonist: Is a strong believer in "absolute pleasure".
* TheHeroSucksSong: "Planet, Schmanet, Janet" mostly consists of him lambasting Janet.
* HerrDoctor: He had a German accent in the early days of the stage show.
* HornyScientist: He creates a FrankensteinsMonster and has sex with it though he is better at bedding AnythingThatMoves than most examples of this trope.
* HumanAliens: He comes from another planet but looks like an ordinary human.
* {{Hypocrite}}:
** As a [[TheHedonist hedonist]], he's all for people being faithless in relationships and sleeping with whoever.....unless Rocky does it. If Rocky does it, [[BerserkButton all hell breaks loose]].
** Though this is possibly because he's more than a bit of a control freak. He is always the one to initiate sexual encounters and is always in control of those sexual encounters, any other arrangement seems to make him uncomfortable or angry.
* IAmSong: Sweet Transvestite can count for both. Frank's describing himself as a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin sweet transvestite]], yet he's also asking (or demanding because he never gave them the option) Brad and Janet to "stay for the night."
* IAmGreatSong: "Sweet Transvestite" [[note]] I'm not much of a man, By the light of day, But by night I'm one hell of a lover [[/note]].
* ICanExplain: Frank says this right before singing his final song. Too bad Riff Raff and Magenta aren't convinced of his story. [[spoiler:They shoot him anyway.]]
** And "I'm Going Home" doesn't explain a damn thing.
* IKIssYourHand: Kisses Janet's when she first introduces herself.
* ItsAllAboutMe: It becomes extremely clear Frank is an attention whore who only cares about people if they A) pay attention to him, or B) are of some use to him. And even then... in the musical, when [[spoiler:Columbia takes the first anti-matter shot for Frank]]...
-->'''Frank-n-Furter''': You did that for me...?\\
[Columbia nods yes.]\\
'''Frank-n-Furter''': Stupid bitch. [[note]]Of course, this line can be performed a couple of different ways, either with cruelty ("You always were an idiot.") or pity ("You shouldn't have thrown your life away for me.")[[/note]]
* KinkySpanking: Does this to both Brad and Janet while bedding them in the remake.
* KnifeNut: In the remake, [[spoiler:towards the end of "Hot Patootie - Bless My Soul", she grabs a knife and slashes Eddie before stabbing him and pushing him off the window to his death.]]
* LargeHam: Oh yeah! [[IncomingHam Even his entrance]] is a big giveaway and how much more [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc80tFJpTuo when he performs]]?
* MadScientist Frank, in the style of (duh) Dr Frankenstein. Creating life, big castle, etc etc etc.
** He is, after all, "a man of little morals[[note]]Yay, little morals![[/note]]... and ''some'' persuasion[[note]]Yay, some persuasion![[/note]]".
* ManipulativeBastard: Frank's an expert at convincing people to sleep with him by playing with their emotions.
* MicDrop: Does this in the remake after [[spoiler:pushing Eddie out of a window]] and saying "[[spoiler:Eddie]] has left the castle.".
* MysteriousMiddleInitial: Frank is his first name and Furter is his last name. His middle initial is "N" and it's never revealed what it stands for.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Frank's appearance is very reminiscent of rock star Music/LouReed in the early seventies, when he associated with GlamRock stars such as Music/DavidBowie and adopted a sexually ambiguous, raunchy image. Just compare Frank to [[http://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3pug52yhP1qfme7lo1_1280.jpg this photo of Reed]]. And [[https://40.media.tumblr.com/a1cf9a0b6d4df74e926a16825354d1e1/tumblr_mvcu88OKac1qenetmo1_500.png this one]]. (Frank's singing and other mannerisms aren't very Reed-like, though.)
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: The only science we see him do is creating a FrankensteinsMonster but Scott implies that Frank perfected the teleportation/time travel that can beam people to the planet Transsexual.
* OtherworldlyAndSexuallyAmbiguous: He’s a male [[spoiler:alien]] who wears women’s lingerie and sleeps with AnythingThatMoves.
* ParentalIncest: The ''I'M A MOTHER, (A REAL MOTHER)'' from ''Script/RevengeOfTheOldQueen'' implies that he was in a sexual relationship with his mother and that she expected him to come back to her after he was done sewing his oats on Earth.
* PepTalkSong: "I Can Make You a Man" is sort of one but it's more Frank boasting about his own skills than trying to encourage Rocky.
* PrecisionFStrike: "A mental mindfuck can be nice!"
* PunyEarthlings: Frank views himself as superior to human beings.
* PunnyName: Frank N. Furter, a play on Frankfurter and Frankenstein.
* RaceLift: Black in the remake.
* ReallyGetsAround: By the time all is said and done, Frank has slept with over half of the main characters.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Dresses in these colors in the remake. WordOfGod confirms it's a deliberate example of GoodColorsEvilColors.
* SanitySlippageSong: He hallucinates an audience appearing during "I'm Going Home".
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: In the remake, [[spoiler:when Riff Raff shoots her, she makes a pained woman's scream. It also helps that she is played... by a trans-woman.]]
%%* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful
* TheSlacker: WordOfGod says he just partied and had sex while Riff Raff did all the work on Rocky.
* SlasherSmile: Does this when he [[spoiler:hacks Eddie to pieces with a pick-axe]].
* SlouchOfVillainy: During the 3rd verse of "Sweet Transvestite." It's also found on the 25th-anniversary movie poster.
* SpoiledBrat: He's implied to be this.
* TableclothYank: Does this after the song "Eddie's Teddy" to [[spoiler:reveal Eddie's unfortunate fate]].
* TakenForGranite: He does this to Janet, Brad, Columbia, Rocky and Dr. Scott toward the end.
* TakeThat: [[Film/{{Hercules}} Steve Reeves]] movies are "something more visual, but not too abysmal".
* TechnologicallyAdvancedFoe: Has technology that can paralyse you, turn you into a statue or teleport you to another planet.
* TooFunnyToBeEvil: Part of the reason why he's so popular with the fans. He's crazy, but he's also just so charming.
* TrulySingleParent: Sort of. In a sense, he could be considered both Rocky's mother and father...which only adds to the {{Squick}} factor of their relationship.
* WouldHitAGirl: Slaps Janet at the end of the dinner scene.
* VillainessesWantHeroes: [[spoiler:If you count Laverne Cox's Frank as a villainess and Brad[[note]]ASSHOLE![[/note]] as a hero in the remake.]]
* VillainousLament: His final moments are a desperate attempt to get people to feel sorry for him [[spoiler:right before Riff Raff zaps him]].
* VillainSong: ''Sweet Transvestite'' and ''Wise Up, Janet Weiss/Planet, Schmanet, Janet''.
* VillainsWantMercy: Frank tries to desperately to get Riff Raff and Magenta to take pity on him in the ending. [[spoiler:It doesn't work, and Riff Raff kills him.]]
* WanderlustSong: The first couple lines of "I'm Going Home" imply it will be this [[note]] On the day I went away... goodbye... Was all I had to say... ! [[/note]], but the rest of the song [[InvertedTrope inverts this]].
* WelcomingSong: He welcomes Brad and Janet to stay for the night during "Sweet Transvestite" but mostly just creeps them out.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Riff Raff]]

Frank's personal butler, Riff Raff is a shady character who seems to be up to something throughout the film. In the end, he kills Frank, Rocky, and Columbia before he and his sister Magenta return to their home planet of Transsexual, Transylvania. Played by Richard O'Brien, who wrote the stageshow (and co-wrote the film) and by Reeve Carney in the remake.
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* AdaptationalDyeJob: In the remake, Riff Raff's hair is gray instead of blonde.
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the video games, he tries to kill Brad and Janet with his RayGun.
* AmericanGothicCouple: He and Magenta pose as the couple in front of the arched church doors during the song "Dammit Janet", after the wedding at the start. At the end, when they reveal [[spoiler:their alien identities]], the pitchfork has been replaced with a trident-shaped raygun.
* AlliterativeName: '''R'''iff '''R'''aff.
* {{Antimatter}}: His RayGun fires a laser! Made of pure antimatter![[note]]Well then it's not really a laser, is it?/OUR PHYSICS SUCK![[/note]]
** Fun fact: the idea of an antimatter laser is completely redundant because photons are their own antiparticles. [[note]]So you mean, it doesn't matter?[[/note]]
* BattleButler: Is proficient with a RayGun and he's referred to as "General Riff Raff" in ''Script/RevengeOfTheOldQueen'', implying he's a soldier [[spoiler:on his home planet.]]
* BeleagueredAssistant: Takes this a step further.
* BerserkButton: Making Riff Raff jealous is even ''worse'' than making Frank jealous, and that's putting it ''very'' mildly. The main reason why Riff Raff killed Frank was purely out of jealousy.
* BigShutUp: Drops one of these on Magenta when they're BOTH in the middle of a laughing fit after [[spoiler:Eddie's]] corpse is revealed under the table.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Riff Raff shares a rather, erm, close bond with his sister Magenta.
* CreepyHousekeeper: An AffectionateParody of this type of character, combined with TheIgor.
* CrustyCaretaker: Lacks in people skills.
* CueCard: Riff Raff reads from cue cards that Magenta holds during the scene where he addresses to Dr. Frank N. Furter that Rocky has escaped in the remake.
* DeadpanSnarker: As some sort of defense mechanism for having his work stolen by Frank-n-Furter. Also, any audience member familiar enough with the show to use the callbacks will become this during a viewing by default..
* DeathRay: Has one at the end [[spoiler: which he uses to kill Frank and Rocky]].
* TheDogBitesBack: He eventually kills Frank for the abuse he suffered from him.
* EvilLaugh: Does one in the play when Brad and Janet say he's too kind for inviting them into the castle.
* EvilSoundsRaspy: Both his singing and speaking voices.
* FutureSpandex[=/=]TronLines: [[spoiler:He and Magenta wear these in the remake when they come out to shoot Frank.]]
* GiveMyRegardsInTheNextWorld: Riff Raff tells Dr. Frank N. Furter [[spoiler:before he kills him]], "Say goodbye to all of this[[note]]GOODBYE, ALL OF THIS![[/note]]...and hello[[note]]HELLO...[[/note]] to oblivion.[[note]]HI, OBLIVION! HOW'S THE WIFE AND KIDS?[[/note]]"
* HiddenDisdainReveal:
-->'''Magenta''': You killed them! But I thought you liked them. They liked you.\\
'''Riff Raff''': They didn't like me! They NEVER liked me!!
* HumanAliens: He comes from the planet Transylvania and looks like a normal human being.
* IDontLikeYouAndYouDontLikeMe: He and Magenta say a variation on this. See HiddenDisdainReveal above.
* TheIgor: He is Frank's lab assistant, though WordOfGod says he did most of the work on Rocky.
* ILoveTheDead: The script for the unmade sequel, ''Script/RevengeOfTheOldQueen'' starts and ends with him about to climb into Magenta's coffin.
* IncestSubtext: Riff Raff and Magenta give a strong impression of this.[[note]]Elbow sex! Elbow sex![[/note]]
* InstrumentOfMurder: In the remake, his RayGun is also an electric guitar.
* KarmaHoudini: Doesn't get punished for killing Frank.
** A draft script for [[Script/RevengeOfTheOldQueen an unmade sequel]] says that he never told anyone on Transexual that he killed him and starts with Riff being sent back to Earth in order to bring Frank home.
* LooksLikeOrlok: Was partly patterned after Orlok - dark overcoat, balding, thin features and a hunchback. Richard O'Brien would later play the creepy Orlok-alike Mister Hand in ''Film/DarkCity''.
* MultiColoredHair: Reeve Carney has brown hair with streaks of blond through it.
* MrFanservice: He has quite a few fangirls.
* ThePeepingTom: He and Magenta watch Frank seduce Janet, then Brad.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "THEY DIDN'T LIKE MEEE! They never liked me."
** GET PARANOID, RIFF! GET ''RETROACTIVELY'' PARANOID, RIFF!
*** Alt: GET EMO, RIFF! ... GET '''REALLY''' EMO, RIFF!
*** Alt Alt: GET PARANOID, RIFF! GET ''REALLY'' PARANOID, RIFF!
* ServileSnarker: Riff Raff can barely conceal his contempt for his boss, even as doing his job.
* {{Starfish Alien|s}}: In the 2008 European live tour of the play had this as a twist ending. [[spoiler:Riff Raff and Magenta reappear toward the end as twelve-foot-tall monstrosities with human upper bodies mounted on long robes concealing God-only-knew what, thus making their (and Frank's) human appearances throughout the rest of the show nothing more than AFormYouAreComfortableWith.]]
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:He eventually turns on Frank.]]
* {{Zeerust}}: The beam of pure antimatter is a deliberate send-up of the fifties.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Magenta]]

Riff Raff's sister, and also Frank's maid. In the end, her brother kills Frank, Rocky, and Columbia before they head back to their home planet of Transsexual, Transylvania. Played by Patricia Quinn in the original and Christina Milian in the remake.
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* AmericanGothicCouple: With Riff Raff.
* BanisterSlide: Magenta does this in ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' causing the famous AudienceParticipation line --
-->'''Magenta''': [[PunctuatedForEmphasis You're lucky, he's lucky, I'm lucky, we're all lucky!]]\\
'''Audience''': [[NoIndoorVoice THE BANISTER'S LUCKY!]]
* BeehiveHairdo: Sports an Elsa Lanchester-style hairdo near the end of the film.
%% * BiTheWay
* BrotherSisterIncest: As mentioned, she and Riff Raff are very ''very'' close.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She's kind of out-there, what with the bannister-sliding and vampirism.
* CreepyHousekeeper: She's a creepy French maid.
%% * TheDogBitesBack
* EnigmaticMinion: It's never made clear if she hates Frank as much as her brother does. She seems to be on Riff's side but is shocked when he [[spoiler:kills Frank and Rocky]] saying that she thought he liked them.
* EvilLaugh: During ''Toucha Toucha Toucha Touch Me''.
* EvilRedhead: Some of the time, mostly when she calls Frank out on his Transylvania bullshit.
* FutureSpandex[=/=]TronLines: [[spoiler:She and Riff Raff wear these in the remake when they come out to shoot Frank.]]
* FrenchMaid: Her uniform.
%% * KarmaHoudini
* HumanAliens: She's from the planet Transylvania and looks just like a human would.
* TheImmodestOrgasm: Has one in ''The Rocky Horror Show Live'' at the end of "Planet Schmanet Janet".
* IncomingHam: "''You're'' lucky, ''he's'' lucky, ''I'm'' lucky, '''WE'RE ALL LUCKY!!!'''"[[note]]THE BANISTER'S LUCKY![[/note]]
* IncestSubtext: With Riff Raff.
* [[MeanCharacterNiceActor Mean Character Nice Actress]]: Quinn complains in the commentary about Jim Sharman making her yawn when Frank sings ''I'm Going Home'' as she thought it was a terrible thing to do when somebody else was performing.
* MeaningfulLook: To Riff Raff when Frank refers to him as a "Faithful handyman".
* ThePeepingTom: Was with Riff Raff and Columbia during their examples.
* RaceLift: She's played by the black Christina Milian in the remake.
* SkunkStripe: With the beehive hairdo.
* {{Starfish Alien|s}}: In the 2008 European Live tour, same as Riff Raff.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: The unmade sequel, ''Revenge of the Old Queen'' would have said that Riff Raff killed Magenta out of jealousy at some point between the two movies.
* TakenForGranite: She absolutely revels in turning people to stone, including her supposed friend Columbia.
* VampireVords: Talks like this at times.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rocky Horror]]

Frank's beloved creation, Rocky is supposed to be the "perfect man". However, things don't go well when Janet seduces him causing Frank to go into a jealous rage. In the end, he's killed by Riff Raff while mourning the loss of Frank and trying to escape. Played by Peter Hinwood in the original and Staz Nair in the remake.
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* AdaptationalBadass:[[spoiler: In the play, he gets killed by one blast from Riff Raff's DeathRay. In the movie, the rays just bounce off him but he eventually dies when the [=RKO=] tower falls into the swimming pool. An unmade sequel would have took this further by saying he was only put into a coma. The remake has him being killed in one hit again.]]
* AdaptationalModesty: Rocky wears sheer boxer shorts for most of the movie rather than the speedo from the theatrical version.
* ArtificialHuman: Created from scratch by Frank.
* BellyButtonless: An indication that he's artificial. Subverted in the Remake.
* BlankSlate: In the 1975 film, he never says anything and doesn't really do much.
* BornAsAnAdult: He's a fully grown adult when brought to life and even states in "Rose Tint My World" that he's just seven hours old.
* BrainlessBeauty: In his defense, he literally only has half of one.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: In the original play - he's eccentric, but it's implied it's stemming from the fact he's a grown adult/sex toy for a crazed megalomaniac, according to his dialogue with Janet.
* ConvenientComa: The ''Rocky Horror Shows His Heels'' sequel idea would have had him waking up from one.
* DamnedByFaintPraise: Columbia's assessment of Rocky? "He's okay!" Frank is not amused.
* DumbBlonde: Rocky, thanks to only having half a brain. He can't even speak properly in the film. In the musical, he's more aware of it, but unfortunately can't do much about his situation.
* ElectiveMute: In the movie he seems to be able to sing but not talk.
* EscapedFromTheLab: Briefly when Riff Raff scares him with a candelabra but he comes back pretty soon.
* FrankensteinsMonster: A rare fit and attractive example of this trope.
* GenreSavvy: Within ''moments'' of being brought to life, Rocky is already singing about how he suspects his story will end. [[spoiler: He's right.]]
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He's the only character (besides Columbia and the Criminologist) that really doesn't do anything wrong. He's basically jerked around by everyone else and for the most part has no idea what's going on.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Not directly stated, but he's likely half human [[spoiler: and half Transylvanian. All we know is that he has half of Eddie's brain]].
* HesJustHiding: [[spoiler:There were plans for a sequel where he was revealed to be in a ConvenientComa rather than dead]], but it was rewritten into ''Shock Treatment'' where this never happened.
* KingKongClimb: Rocky carries Frank up the [=RKO=] tower as a nod to the TropeNamer.
* JabbaTableManners: Eats using his hands.
* MadeOfIron: [[spoiler: It takes several shots from Riff Raff's antimatter gun to kill him.]]
* MultiColoredHair: In the remake, he's blond on top but brown below it.
* {{Mummy}}: How he's originally dressed when he's born until Magenta and Columbia cut him out of his bandages.
* OnlyMostlyDead: An early idea for a sequel would have had him waking up nine months after the first movie.
* ReallyGetsAround: To be fair, it's not like anyone gives him much of a choice.
* ReallyWasBornYesterday: "I'm just seven hours old..."
* ShootingSuperman: [[spoiler: The first few times Riff Raff shoots him with his RayGun, they just bounce off him, irritating him. But Riff manages to kill him after a few hits.]]
* SwordOfDamocles: It's the name of the song he sings after being born.
* TakenForGranite: Gets turned to stone by the Medusa device while showing off his muscles for no apparent reason.
* TooHungryToBePolite: Rocky tears into his dinner with his hands, prompting Columbia to remind him to use a fork. This is likely his first ever meal.
* TroubledFetalPosition: Rocks back and forth in this position in his freezer after singing ''Sword Of Damocles'' in the remake.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Pantsless, too: all he wears is gold briefs.
* ZombieGait: Walks with a FrankensteinsMonster type shuffle in the remake.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Columbia]]

A groupie who is both Frank's and Eddie's ex-girlfriend. She starts off as being extremely loyal to Frank. Though, she quickly realizes that he's simply using her and turns on him. In the end, she's killed by Riff Raff. Played by "Little Nell" Campbell in the original and Annaleigh Ashford in the remake.
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* AccidentalPervert: Columbia is supposed to come across this way. Emphasis on supposed - most plays and the movie just turn her into an outright pervert, with the film's actress ''deliberately'' sexing her up and purposefully putting in nipple slips when she could.
* AdaptationalDyeJob: Columbia sports pink hair instead of the traditional red in the remake.
* AdaptationalModesty: In the remake, Columbia is fully clothed for her "Rose Tint My World" number because Annaleigh Ashford was pregnant at the time.
* AllTakeAndNoGive: Columbia's relationship with Frank pretty much falls under this. She even points out how selfish he is.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: It's not clear if she is an Earthling or a Transylvanian and if it's the former she doesn't seem to mind Frank and the servants are aliens.
* AttentionDeficitDisciple: Usually dances along when other characters are singing.
* AudienceParticipation: In-universe, she yells abuse and asks questions to the screen while she's watching Janet seduce Rocky.
* BigNo: When she leaves the dining room after finding out [[spoiler: that they ate Eddie]]. Toward the end of the remake, [[spoiler:she also does this in [[SenselessSacrifice her attempt to get Frank to run away before Riff Raff makes her his first casualty]].]]
* BiTheWay: Hopelessly devoted to Frank but also loves Eddie, but has an, erm, encounter with Magenta while they watch [[spoiler:Janet seduce Rocky]] on hidden camera.
%%* BobHaircut
* CovertPervert: All of Columbia's nipple-slips were done intentionally by Nell Campbell.[[note]][[AudienceParticipation There goes our PG-13 rating!]][[/note]]
* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:It completely backfires, but it was nice while it lasted.]]
* {{Dropped a Bridge on H|im}}er: In the 1975 film version, her [[spoiler:death]] is a cheap accident; [[spoiler:she screams which startles Riff Raff into shooting her.]] In the stageplay and the remake, it's more appropriate, she either [[TakingTheBullet jumps in front of a blast meant for Frank]] or [[spoiler:screams in her attempt to get him to run before Riff Raff makes her his first casualty]].
** Interestingly enough, in the original play, Frank (arguably) shows a bit of remorse for her [[spoiler:death]]...though, in a {{Jerkass}} sort of way. "Stupid bitch..."
* {{Fangirl}}: Columbia, for Frank, then for Eddie then for Frank again...I think.
-->"EDDIE!!!"
* FieryRedhead: For the most part averted, but in her [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech "Reason You Suck" speech]] to Frank, she shows she does have it in her.
* IKissYourHand: She kisses Eddie's near the start of ''Hot Patootie''.
* MadLove: Columbia is hopelessly devoted to Frank despite the fact that he considers her to be nothing more than his "groupie".
** Of course, this is later {{subverted|Trope}} when Columbia ([[spoiler:after witnessing Frank brutally murder Eddie, another man she loved deeply]]) realizes that Frank doesn't love her back at all and berates him for being such a heartless jerk.
* NiceHat: ''Very'' nice, as part of her gold-sequined ensemble.
* NippleAndDimed: Happens with Columbia during a few scenes. When she's in pajamas, during the scene where she confronts Frank, she has a hole in her top and one nipple makes a covert[[note]]not really; at one point she tugs her shirt tight and it actually pops out[[/note]] appearance. During the "Rose Tint My World" and "Don't Dream It, Be It" scenes, when she's [[OfCorsetsSexy wearing a corset]], her nipples are intermittently visible above the bodice. Richard O'Brien and Patricia Quinn [[WordOfGod discuss it]] on the commentary as a form of [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar exhibitionism]] on the actress' part.
* OralFixation: Sucks on lollipops through most of the remake, leaving her tongue blue.
* PatterSong: Her verse of "Time Warp".
* ThePeepingTom: She and Magenta watched Janet seduce Rocky. And enjoying it quite a bit.
* PerkyFemaleMinion: Fits this trope perfectly before [[spoiler:Eddie gets killed.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Columbia gives one to Frank N. Furter, telling how he's AllTakeAndNoGive, right before she's TakenForGranite.
* SciFiBobHaircut: A bright red one.
* ScreamingWoman: Columbia [[spoiler: either before (remake) or after Frank's death (1975 film). Riff Raff, either startled or annoyed, immediately kills her either first or second depending on which film version you watch]].
* SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler:In both the original play and the 2016 film remake.]]
%%* ShesGotLegs
* ShrineToTheFallen: She cries over a huge, wall-sized poster of [[spoiler:Eddie]] in her bedroom.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Riff Raff doesn't kill her in the ComicBookAdaptation, [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome she's never seen again]] after she takes control of the camera when Frank sings "I'm Going Home".]]
* StockholmSyndrome: Most likely.
* TakenForGranite: Gets turned to stone by the Medusa device, revealing that one of her breasts is significantly larger than the other.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler: In the play she jumps in front of the laser blast that Riff Raff shoots at Frank.]]
* WardrobeMalfunction: Near the end of the floorshow, Columbia's breasts slip out of her top. Little Nell did this on purpose and you can play a drinking game out of how many times she gets her nips on screen.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dr. Everett Scott]]

Brad's former science teacher and close friend. He ends up at the castle while looking for his nephew, Eddie. Played by Jonathan Adams in the original and Ben Vereen in the remake. Appears in an early draft of ''Shock Treatment'' called ''[[http://www.rockymusic.org/showdoc/brad-and-janet-show.php The Brad And Janet Show]]'' but due to Adams not wanting to reprise the role, the finished movie has the SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute ''Bert Schnick.''
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* AccentAdaptation: In the play he speaks in an American accent [[spoiler: because he's a German pretending to be American]], but in the movie, [[ExecutiveMeddling Jim Sharman insisted]] that he speak only in a German accent. Richard O'Brien was furious about this.
* BigOlEyebrows: Ben Vereen in the remake.
* CaptainErsatz: Of ''Film/DrStrangelove''. They're both wheelchair-bound, former Nazi scientists working for the American government.
* CoolTeacher: He got Brad and Janet together and they stayed friends with him after they finished high school.
* GeniusCripple: He's a scientist in a wheelchair.
* GivenNameReveal:
-->'''Frank''': Dr. Scott—or should I say, [[HerrDoktor Dr.]] ''[[HerrDoktor von]]'' [[HerrDoktor Scott]]!
* GratuitousGerman: In the movie he says "und" instead of "and".
* HerrDoctor: Dr. Scott.
--> "Go on, Dr. Scott. Or, should I say, [[TheVonTropeFamily Dr. Von Scott!]]"[[note]]SIEG HEIL![[/note]]
* HistoricalInJoke: Check out "Operation Paperclip" on Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}. [[note]]Almost immediately after Goebbels surrendered to the Russian Army, the US and Soviet governments began smuggling Nazi scientists out of the country for their knowledge about rocketry and launched missile weapons. Werner von Braun is one of the most famous examples. The American plan to recruit former Nazi scientists was called [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Operation Paperclip ]]
. This is why Frank calls Dr. Scott out on his accent.[[/note]]
* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: Sings this along with Brad while they're both paralysed so can't stop Frank anyway.
* ICantFeelMyLegs: After Frank paralyses them all, Dr Scott complains that he can't move his wheels.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Does this in the dining room scene when he says:
-->I knew he was in with a bad crowd, but it is even worse than I imagined! [[note]]WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING TO? WHO THE FUCK ARE ''WE'' TALKING TO?![[/note]]
** In the remake, Brad gives a confused look into the camera as if he's trying to work out who Scott's talking to.
* TheMenInBlack: [[spoiler:Doesn't dress like this trope but works for "the bureau of investigation of that which you call UFO's!!!"]]
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: He's implied to be one by Frank.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Ben Vereen.
** Though this might be deliberate as Richard O'Brien prefers Dr Scott to speak in an American accent because [[spoiler: he's pretending to be American]]. It was Jim Sharman who insisted that he have a german accent in the first movie.
* ObfuscatingDisability: He's able to move his legs during the floorshow.
** In the shooting script he gets up and starts walking after his wheelchair is destroyed by [[spoiler: the castle blasting off]].
** ''The Brad and Janet Show'' was going to reveal that Scott was faking his disability. Jonathan Adams didn't want to reprise his role for ''The Brad and Janet Show'', so [[ShockTreatment what it eventually became]] replaced him with a similar character who's pretending to be blind.
* PaperThinDisguise: He's a german pretending to be American that talks in a german accent.
* ThePeepingTom: In an early draft of ''Shock Treatment'', he gets hit in the face with a door when trying to watch Janet shower through a keyhole.
* RaceLift: Played by the black Ben Vereen in the remake.
* SanitySlippage: Dr. Scott feels that's what is happening to him in "Don't Dream It, Be It":
-->Ach![[note]]CHOO![[/note]] We've got to get[[note]]THE FUCK[[/note]] out of this trap
-->Before this decadence saps our wills.
-->I've got to be strong, and try to hang on
-->Or else my mind may well snap[[note]]CRACKLE POP![[/note]]
-->And my life will be lived[[note]]IN A BOWL OF RICE KRISPIES[[/note]] for the thrills.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: In the original play (and some subsequent versions), after Riff announces the castle is about to blast off into space, Dr. Scott immediately wheels out, leaving Brad and Janet behind. In the movie though, they all leave together.
* SuddenSequelHeelSyndrome: Seems to be on Brad and Janet's side in the first movie but in ''The Brad And Janet Show'' he falsely commits Brad to a mental institution and helps Farley try to steal Janet.
* StukaScream: When the electromagnet has him rolling down the ramp, a sound effect that's a bit like an air plane about to crash is played.
** We hear the same effect again later on when the RKO tower falls into the swimming pool.
* SuddenlySexuality: The unmade sequel ''Rocky Horror Shows His Heels'', would have said that the events of the first movie turned him and Brad gay.
* TakenForGranite: Gets turned to stone by the Medusa device along with his wheelchair, oddly enough.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: The only thing that sets the remake in modern day is the fact that his wheelchair is motorised.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Frank implies that he was a Nazi and [[spoiler: he now works for a government agency investigating [=UFOs=]]].
* ThrowingOffTheDisability: As mentioned above, the shooting script would have him get up and start walking when his wheelchair was damaged and ''The Brad And Janet Show'' would have had him get up and walk during the ''Shock Treatment'' song, pretending the shock treatment had cured him.
* TheVonTropeFamily: "Or should I say, Dr. ''von'' Scott!"
* WeHaveBeenResearchingPhlebotinumForYears:
-->'''Dr. Scott''': This sonic transducer... it is, I suppose, some kind of audio-vibratory-physio-molecular transport device?\\
'''Brad''': You mean...?![[note]]A vibrator![[/note]]\\
'''Dr. Scott''': Yes, Brad, it's something we ourselves have been working on for quite some time.[[note]]A ''working'' vibrator?[[/note]] But it seems our friend here has found a means of perfecting it.[[note]]A PERFECT vibrator![[/note]] A device which is capable of breaking down solid matter[[note]]How can it be perfect if it breaks?[[/note]] and projecting it [[note]]Through space?[[/note]] through space... [[note]]And time?[[/note]] and who knows, perhaps even time [[note]]Itself?[[/note]] itself![[note]][[Series/DoctorWho DOCTOR WHO]]'S VIBRATOR?![[/note]]
* WheelchairAntics: Played with, somehow, in the Floor Show part: Dr. Scott is de-Medusa'd to find that he can move his legs, but whilst wearing fishnet stockings. He then joins the ongoing chorus line, but instead of getting out of the wheelchair, he just flails his legs around helplessly.
** ''The Brad And Janet Show'' would have had him being dragged along by a rope attached to a car.
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Was implied to be a Nazi scientist before becoming a science teacher and then joining a government bureau that investigates what we call U.F.Os.
** ''The Brad And Janet Show'' started with him managing a [=TV=] station and ended with him directing a mental institution.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Eddie]]

A former delivery boy who was Columbia's ex-boyfriend (in the stage show he was also Frank's). Half of his brain was used to create Rocky. After escaping from the freezer (and singing a song), Eddie is promptly killed by Frank. One of the earliest roles for Music/MeatLoaf. Played by Music/AdamLambert in the remake.
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the video games, he tries to run Brad and Janet down with his motorcycle.
* BadassBiker: He rides on a motorcycle.
* BloodlessCarnage: In the remake [[spoiler: Frank stabs him but we never see any blood.]]
* CouldntFindAPen: He sent Doctor Scott a letter for help written in blood.
* HandicappedBadass: Is able to ride a motorbike while singing with half his brain missing.
* HarmlessFreezing: He comes out of a freezer and starts riding a motorcycle while singing. The next time he goes in [[spoiler:Frank kills him.]]
* HellBentForLeather: He wears a leather jacket.
* HotbloodedSideburns: He has sideburns and is quite ecstatic.
* HotPotato: The characters do this with a bag of his [[spoiler:remains]] in the play.
* IdenticalGrandson: In the stage plays, Eddie and Dr. Scott (nephew and uncle) are played by the same actor.
** A photograph of his mother is seen in the movies and she's also played by Meat Loaf/Lambert.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: The musical number "Eddie's Teddy" happens sort of randomly to establish that he was a low-down cheap little punk.[[note]]Yay, punks![[/note]]
** "Eddie's Teddy" was not in the original UK stage show. It was added to the US stage play because Richard O'Brien didn't want audiences to feel sympathy for Eddie's death. [[TooCoolToLive It didn't work.]]
* KilledOffscreen: In the play, Frank chases him backstage [[spoiler: and comes back covered in blood]]. In the movie we see [[spoiler:Frank swinging an axe]] from Eddie's point of view.
* KnuckleTattoos: Eddie has the same "Love/Hate" tattoos as [[Film/TheNightOfTheHunter Preacher Powell]].
* MinorCharacterMajorSong: "Hot Patootie" is one of the more catchy songs.
* OneSceneWonder: Bursts out of the freezer, gives one of the best songs in the show/film, dies immediately.
* RuleAbidingRebel: In the video games, you can stop him charging at the player by holding up a speeding ticket.
* SoundOnlyDeath: [[spoiler:We don't see what happens to him, but we sure do hear his screams and Frank's pick-axe hacking him to pieces.]]
* SuperWindowJump: In the remake he enters the castle by riding his motorcycle in through a window.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Criminologist]]

MrExposition. Played by Charles Gray [[note]]You expect me to talk, [[Film/DiamondsAreForever Blofeld]]? No, Mister Bond. I expect you to ''die''! [[/note]] in the original and Creator/TimCurry in the remake.
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* AllKnowingSingingNarrator: He's the one from whom we hear the details of the play and movie, though he doesn't actually ''sing'', per se (the most he does is intone to the beat of whatever song's playing). Tim Curry's version actually sings at one point in the remake.
* ButtMonkey: Thanks to OriginalCastPrecedent, should you be portraying the Criminologist, get ready for a load of neck-related jokes, from "THAT MAN HAS NO NECK!" to your every line being greeted with "WHERE'S YOUR FUCKING NECK?"
** "What diabolical chicken kicked your forehead, shat on your tie, and pecked out your neck!?"
** "The man you are about to see has no neck...obviously, his mother didn't fuck a giraffe."
* CanonForeigner: The play had a more generic narrator who had nothing to do with the story. The movie makes him a criminologist investigating the events afterwards.
* CelebrityVoiceActor: Creator/ChristopherLee plays him in ''The Rocky Interactive Horror Show Game''.
* DecompositeCharacter: Due to Tim Curry's stroke, the remake gives him an assistant to turn pages and do his dance moves.
** ''The Rocky Horror Show Live'' simulcast had the narrator role split between [[Music/SpiceGirls Emma Bunton]], Ade Edmondson, Mel Giedroyc, Creator/AnthonyHead and Richard O'Brien himself.
* DontExplainTheJoke: A recent Broadway revival had Dick Cavett as the Narrator, and would sometimes interrupt the show to discuss some of the audience riffs, such as the "describe your balls!" directed at ''him''. [[TheComicallySerious In this case, Cavett was hilarious.]]
* DramaticPause: Very fond of these... which gives the audience ''plenty'' of opportunities to mock him.
* FauxlosophicNarration: Parodies this, especially with his closing lines. See StrawNihilist.
* FullNameBasis: It's notable that when he talks to Rocky during "The Sword of Damocles", it's the only time anybody ever refers to him as "Rocky Horror". The verse in question is cut from the film version of the song, making the end credits the only thing to refer to Rocky Horror by his full name.
* GratuitousFrench: Says "However informal it might appear, you can be sure that there was to be very little.. bon ami. [[note]]Good friend[[/note]] " before the dinner scene.
* GreekChorus: In the play, the Phantoms (Transylvanians) also fulfill this role.
* HorrorHost: He narrates the movie in this style from his office.
* HumansAreInsects: Refers to us as this during his closing narration. See StrawNihilist below.
* InteractiveNarrator: Joins in with a lot of the songs, even though in the movie he seems to be narrating from some point after the other events are over.
* LemonyNarrator:He explains the dance steps for "The Time Warp". "It's just a jump to the left—" The viewer could easily get the feeling the Criminologist wishes he were physically present for the insanity he's narrating.
* MrExposition: Without him, it would be hard for the audience to understand what's going on.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: If you can call ''Criminologist'' a name.
* {{Narrator}}: Listed as this in the original play.
* NoNeckChump: Pointed out several times during the audience participation.
* OnlySaneMan: Well, considering he's completely removed from the main action . . .
** Well, unless you count his part of the [[EarWorm Time Warp]]...
* PetTheDog: In the play he sings part of ''Sword Of Damocles'' where he reassures Rocky. It's the only time he directly speaks to another character.
* RemakeCameo: He's played by Creator/TimCurry in the remake.
* StrawNihilist: "And crawling on the planet's face, some insects[[note]]WHY'S YOUR PHONE BILL SO HIGH?[[/note]] called the human race,[[note]] [[ButtMonkey WHERE'S YOUR]] [[RunningGag FUCKING NECK?!]][[/note]] lost in time, and [[note]]WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW?[[/note]] lost in space, and [[note]]WHAT DOES THIS FILM LACK?[[/note]] meaning."
* AStormIsComing: The Criminologist invokes the trope directly: "It's true, there were dark storm clouds - heavy, black, and pendulous - towards which they were driving...".
* VSign: Tim Curry does a peace sign the first time he appears on screen.
* WrittenInInfirmity: In the remake, the Criminologist remains in his chair the entire time, as Tim Curry was rendered paraplegic by a stroke a few years earlier (his limited facial movement is also quite visible).
[[note]][[Film/ForYourEyesOnly Say ''goodbye'', Mister]] [[OhCrap BOOONNNNND!!!!!!!]][[/note]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Transylvanians]]

Party-goers from the planet Transexual who've come to Frank's Castle to see Rocky being unveiled.
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: They were meant to invoke a freak show in the original movie but are all young and good looking in the remake.
* AdaptationNameChange: Are called Phantoms rather than Transylvanians in the play.
* AliensAmongUs: The shooting script says that they are Transylvanian secret agents assembled from all over the world.
* AndYouWereThere: They're played by most of the same actors as the wedding guests.
* BadassBiker: How they get to the castle in the first place.
* CanonForeigner: Their counterparts in the play are called phantoms and don't take part in the story in any way. The movie has them as Frank's party guests.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Aren't seen again after [[spoiler:Frank kills Eddie.]]
* EvilLaugh: In the play they do a lot of cackling during ''Over At The Frankenstein Place'' and back up Riff's laugh when he lets Brad and Janet into the castle.
* FanConvention: A banner saying "ANNUAL TRANSYLVANIA CONVENTION" is hanging in the ballroom when they dance the Time Warp. Frank even calls them unconventional conventionists at one point.
** Would count as a CriminalConvention if the rest of them are anywhere Near as bad as Frank.
* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: In the play, Phantoms tend to harass audience members when they're not needed on stage.
* GlassesPull: One of them removes her glasses and replaces them with opera glasses during Brad's ''TheGlassesComeOff'' moment.
** Most of the ones that Rocky approaches during ''Sword Of Damocles'' do it.
* HighClassGlass: One of the party guests prominently features a monocle.
* HotScientist: Dress like this in the lab scenes in ''The Rocky Horror Show Live''.
* HumanAliens: They are from planet Transylvania and look just like humans.
* LittlePeopleAreSurreal: One of them is played by Sadie Corré.
* NamedAfterTheirPlanet: [[spoiler: Actually named after the galaxy they come from.]]
* NaughtyNurseOutfit: They wear these in some versions of the play during ''Sword Of Damocles''.
* NoNameGiven: None of them are given any names.
* StudioAudience: WordOfGod says they’re supposed to invoke this in Frank’s lab. The raised area they stand in is opposite from the stage like area where Frank delivers his speech.
* SunglassesAtNight: They wear them inside, it can be considered FridgeBrilliance because [[spoiler: the planet Transexual is implied to have no sun so they're probably not used to the light.]]
%%* TwentyFourHourPartyPeople
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: In the remake, two of them have blue hair and one has purple.
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[[folder:The Usherette]]

An Usherette who introduces the play by singing ''Science Fiction-Double Feature''. In the play she's usually played by the same actress who plays Magenta but in the remake she's played by Ivy Levan.
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* AdaptedOut: The movie replaced her with Patricia Quinn's lips and Richard O'Brien's voice singing the opening song.
* BookEnds: The play ends starts and ends with her singing ''Science Fiction-Double Feature''.
* DarkReprise: Her sad reprise of ''Science Fiction-Double Feature'' at the end.
* DecompositeCharacter: The movie replaces her with a pair of lips[[note]]Magenta's[[/note]] but the remake has her singing at the start and two pairs of lips[[note]] Frank's and the Usherette's [[/note]] singing the DarkReprise at the end.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Usually just called The Usherette but some productions have called her ''Miss Strawberry Time'' or Trixie. The show's run in the Belasco Theatre called her ''The Belasco Popcorn Girl''.
* GenderFlip: Richard O'Brien played her role for one week in 2007 at the New Wimbledon Theatre.
* GreekChorus: Is meant to be a worker in the theatre/cinema you're watching it in and doesn't exist in universe.
* HorrorHost: One of the more upbeat examples.
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[[folder:Ralph Hapschatt]]
An old high school friend of Brad and Janet's who gets married at the start of the first movie and divorced by the time of the second.
Is played by Jeremy Newson in in the first movie and ''ShockTreatment'', then by Jeff Lillico in the remake.
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* AscendedExtra: Only appears in the first few minutes of the first movie but is a more major character in the sequel.
* BaitAndSwitch: Gets everybody to stand by announcing the president. Then they allsit back down again when they realize it's the president of ''[[HonestJohnsDealership Lapsey Autos]]''.
* BrokenSmile: He does this when Farley kisses Macy, only trying to keep smiling because he's on [=TV=].
* CanonForeigner: Is only mentioned in the play but seen in the movies.
* DoubleTake: Does this when Bert mutters that Brad and Janet should be sent down the Danube at dawn.
* FaceHeelTurn: Was an old friend of Brad and Janet's but spends most of the sequel helping Farley.
* ImNotADoctorButIPlayOneOnTV: He and some of the other characters dress like doctors for Farley's ''Faith Factory'' broadcast.
* RoleReprisal: Ignoring fan theories that Cosmo is Riff Raff in disguise etc., Jeremy Newson is the only actor to play the same character in both ''The Rocky Horror Picture Show'' and ''Shock Treatment''.
* SmallTownBoredom: Implied in ''Look what I did To My Id'' where he optimistically sings about a whole new career that could take him and Macy "to a town that's nowhere near here".
* SmugSnake: Loves lording his success over his ex-wife Betty.
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[[folder:Betty Munroe Hapschatt]]
Marries Ralph at the start of the first movie but has divorced him by the second.
Is played by Hilary Farr in the first movie, Ruby Wax in the second and Kelly Van der Burg in the remake.
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* AscendedExtra: Only appears in the first few minutes of the first movie but is a more major character in the sequel.
* BouquetToss: Throws her wedding bouquet and Janet catches it.
* CanonForeigner: Is only mentioned in the play but seen in the movies.
* ChekhovsSkill: Betty is ''really'' good at picking locks. Becomes a BrickJoke when she hotwires the convertible at the end.
* HairpinLockpick: Betty is extremely handy with one.
* HassleFreeHotwire: Betty can somehow hotwire a car with her hairpin by sticking it under the hood.
* KarmicThief: Hotwires the car that Irwin Lapsey gave Janet so that the heroes can all get away after Cosmo swipes the keys.
* KentBrockmanNews: The ''Denton Dossier'' show she works on.
* LikesOlderMen: When Oliver asks if she minds being seen with an older man she says she looks for maturity in a man.
* PhoneyCall: She and Oliver at adjacent pay phones to cover up the fact that they're actually talking to each other while listening in on a conversation between some nearby bad guys.
* ScreamingWoman: Screams when Vance shows her a dead sea gull,
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!!Characters introduced in ''Film/ShockTreatment''.

[[folder: Cosmo [=McKinley=] ]]
->'''Played by''': Richard O'Brien

Runs the ''Dentonvale'' mental home show with his sister ''Nation''.
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* BaldOfEvil: O'Brien has even less hair than he had in the first movie.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Between him and Nation [[spoiler:Justified because they're only actors pretending to be brother and sister.]]
* CampStraight: Cosmo must be straight or at least bi as he sleeps with Nation but in "Little Black Dress" he sings about how his favourite thing to do as a child was to make and wear women's clothes. Though this song was originally intended to be sung by Dr Frank N. Furter in an earlier draft.
* CharacterNameAlias: [[spoiler: Cosmo and Nation turn out to be using these and aren't really doctors, just actors]].
* EnigmaticMinion: It's not really clear why he's helping Farley. He doesn't know he exists at the start of the movie, is furious when he finds out that Farley is Dentonvale's new sponsor but then spends the rest of the movie helping him. It made more sense in ''The Brad And Janet Show'' script where he and Nation can't pay their rent but Farley covers it.
* {{Expy}}: Of Riff Raff from the first movie.
* FashionDesigner: Has loved making dresses since he was a child.
* FourthWallObserver: Not in the movie but in the trailer he tells viewers to watch the movie.
* ImNotADoctorButIPlayOneOnTV:[[spoiler: He and Nation are revealed to be actors with no actual medical background.]]
* KinkySpanking: Smacks Nation's ass with a riding crop during ''Lullaby''.
* MadDoctor
* SynchroVox: The trailer uses his image from the movie's poster and edits O'Brien's moving mouth onto it.
* TrustMeImADoctor: Said by Cosmo at the end of the movie trailer, when assuring "You'll be pathetically crazy about "[[TitleDrop Shock Treatment]]"."
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[[folder:Farley Flavors]]
->'''Played by''': Cliff De Young.

"Local boy turned billionaire" who recently returned home and bought the [=DTV=] station.
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* TheAce: Repeatedly calls himself this in ''Farley's Song''.
* AlliterativeName: Cosmo also calls him "Fast Food Farley".
* BettyAndVeronica: He's Janet's Veronica.
* CallAndResponseSong: ''Duel Duet''.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Made his fortune selling [=TV=] dinners.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: He seems to be doing this near the end of "Me of Me".
* DecoyProtagonist: To hear the OpeningNarration, you'd think he was the main character.
* EvilTwin:[[spoiler: to Brad.]]
* EyePatchOfPower: Wears one in ''The Brad And Janet Show'' script but not the final movie.
* FakeShemp: The freeze frame of him that we see at the start is actually a stand in, rather than Cliff De Young.
* HannibalLecture: He tries this on Brad in "Duel Duet". [[ShutUpHannibal Brad doesn't go along with it.]]
* IAmGreatSong: ''Farley's Song''.
* OminousMultipleScreens: Spends most of the movie watching these in his office.
* PolarOppositeTwins: [[spoiler:He and Brad.]]
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Janet's rich suitor.
* SeparatedAtBirth: [[spoiler: He and Brad were adopted by different families when their parents died in a car crash.]]
* SuicideDare: When singing ''Duel Duet'', he tells Brad "The best thing you could ever do is die.".
* VillainSong: ''Farley's Song''.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Is liked by most of the townspeople.
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[[folder: Bert Schnick]]
->'''Played by''': Barry Humphries of ''Dame Edna'' fame.

The blind, German GameShowHost who works for Farley.
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* CatchPhrase:Uses "Hoopla!" as a greeting. It's a reference to Frank saying it as he pulls the cover off Rocky's tank in the first movie.
* CloudCuckoolander: Without a script or orders from Farley, Bert tends to drift into his own world.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: See GratuitousGerman.
* GameShowHost: Hosts ''Marriage Maze''.
* GratuitousFrench: Refers to Cosmo and Nation as "neuro-specialist ''par excellence''.".
* GratuitousGerman: During ''Little Black Dress'', Bert sings "Ever since I was the ein klein herren". Which translates as "a small man".
* ImmoralRealityShow: Has Brad put in a mental home and tries to split him and Janet up when they appear on ''Marriage Maze''.
* ObfuscatingDisability: Bert isn't actually blind.
* ThePeepingTom: The first clue we get that Bert isn't really blind, is Nation catching him watching Janet in the shower.
* PhraseCatcher: People tend to greet him with his "Hoopla!" catch phrase.
* ShoePhone: Bert's walking stick doubles as a phone/radio that he can use to talk to Farley.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: This role was originally intended for Dr Scott but Bert was created when Jonathan Adams didn't want to reprise the role.
* ThoseWackyNazis: It's vaguely implied that he was a Nazi when he said that Brad and Janet should be sent down the Danube at dawn.
* ThrowingOffTheDisability: Bert's blindness is ObfuscatingDisability, but he stops wearing the dark glasses and pretends to be cured during the title song and claims the "miracle" is all thanks to Farley and company during the ''Faith Factory'' telecast.
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