A list of the major characters in the film ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''.

[[WMG:Brad Majors: ''A hero'' [[note]] ASSHOLE! [[/note]]]]

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]].

* {{Adorkable}}
* BiggusDickus: According to Frank.
%% * BiTheWay
* 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!"
* YourCheatingHeart: He accidentally cheats on Janet with [[spoiler: Frank]].

[[WMG: Janet Weiss: ''A heroine''[[note]] SLUT! [[/note]]]]

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 [[AlliterativeName Susan Sarandon]].

%% * DistressedDamsel
%% * DumbBlonde
* {{Hypocrite}}: Is furious at [[spoiler:Brad for sleeping with Frank... despite her having done the same thing not an hour before.]]
%% * HystericalWoman
* 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.]]
* YourCheatingHeart: She cheats on Brad with [[spoiler: Frank and Rocky]].

[[WMG:Dr. Frank N Furter: ''A scientist'']]

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 TimCurry.

* 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
* AgentPeacock: Swishy and a crossdresser but, he's a brilliant and manipulative schemer who seduces anyone he wants.
* AllTakeAndNoGive: As Columbia pointed out, Frank is very selfish.
* 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.
* 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 ax.]]
* 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".
* 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.
* {{Crossdresser}}: As the famous line goes, he's "a sweet transvestite".
* DepravedBisexual
* EvilBrit: Although Frank isn't even from Earth, let alone English, his accent certainly draws on the connotations oft his trope. Tim Curry based it on upper-class English girls he knew.
* TheHedonist: Is a strong believer in "absolute pleasure".
* {{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.
* LargeHam: Oh yeah! [[IncomingHam Even his entrance]] is a big give away and how much more [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc80tFJpTuo when he performs?]].
* ManipulativeBastard: Frank's an expert at convincing people to sleep with him by playing with their emotions.
* 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.
* PunyEarthlings: Frank views himself as superior to human beings.
* PunnyName: Frank N. Furter, a play on Frankfurter and Frankenstein.
%% * ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful
* SlasherSmile: Does this when he [[spoiler:hacks Eddie to pieces with a pick-axe.]]
* SpoiledBrat: He's implied to be this.
* TakenForGranite: He does this to Janet, Brad, Columbia, Rocky and Dr. Scott in the end.
* TakeThat: [[Film/{{Hercules}} Steve Reeves]] movies are "something more visual, but not too abysmal".
* 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.
%% * VillainousCrossdresser
* VillainousLament: His final moments are a desperate attempt to get people to feel sorry for him.
* VillainSong: ''Sweet Transvestite'' and ''Wise Up, Janet Weiss/Planet, Schmanet, Janet''.

[[WMG:Riff Raff: ''A handyman'']]

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).

* 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.
** Case in point, [[WordOfGod Richard O'Brien]] stated in an interview that the main reason why Riff Raff killed Frank was purely out of jealousy.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Riff Raff shares a rather, erm, close bond with his sister Magenta.
%% * DeadpanSnarker
%% * TheDogBitesBack
* MrFanservice: He has quite a few fangirls.
%% * TheIgor
%% * KarmaHoudini
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "THEY DIDN'T LIKE MEEE! They never liked me."
*** Alt: GET EMO, RIFF! ... GET '''REALLY''' EMO, RIFF!
* {{Servile Snarker}}: Riff Raff can barely conceal his contempt for his boss, even as doing his job.
%% * TheStarscream
* {{Zeerust}}: The beam of pure antimatter is a deliberate send-up of the fifties.

[[WMG:Magenta: ''A domestic''[[note]]"A DOMESTIC ''WHAT?!''"[[/note]] ]]

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.

%% * BiTheWay
* BeehiveHairdo: Sports an Elsa Lanchester-style hairdo near the end of the film.
* 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.
%% * TheDogBitesBack
* FrenchMaid: Her uniform.
%% * KarmaHoudini
* SkunkStripe: With the beehive hairdo.

[[WMG:Rocky Horror: ''A creation'']]

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.

* ArtificialHuman: Rocky [[note]]"The eye of the tiger."[[/note]]
* BellyButtonless: An indication that he's artificial.
* BlankSlate: Rocky in the film, who never says anything and doesn't really do much.
* BrainlessBeauty: In his defense, he literally only has half of one.
* DumbBlonde: Understandable, as he's new-made and only survives for a few hours.
* GenreSavvy: Correctly predicts in his song that things will not end well for him.
* 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.
* IAmNotShazam: The credits and the ComicBookAdaptation call him Rocky Horror but in the movie he's just Rocky.
* MadeOfIron: [[spoiler: It takes several shots from Riff Raff's antimatter gun to kill him.]]
* ReallyGetsAround: To be fair, it's not like anyone gives him much of a choice.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Pantsless, too: all he wears is gold briefs.

[[WMG:Columbia: ''A groupie'']]

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.

* AllTakeAndNoGive: Columbia's relationship with Frank pretty much falls under this. She even points out how selfish he is.
* 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.
* 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.]]
* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped a Bridge on Her]]: In the film version, her [[spoiler:death]] is a cheap accident; [[spoiler:she screams which startles Riff Raff into shooting her.]] In the stageplay, it's more appropriate, she [[TakingTheBullet jumps in front of a blast meant for Frank.]]
** Interestingly enough, in the original play, Frank (somewhat) shows a bit of remorse for her [[spoiler:death]]...though, in a {{Jerkass}} sort of way. "Stupid bitch..."
%% * {{Fangirl}}
* FieryRedhead: For the most part averted, but in her ReasonYouSuckSpeech to Frank, she shows she does have it in her.
%% * MadLove
* NiceHat: ''Very'' nice, as part of her gold-sequined ensemble.
%% * PerkyFemaleMinion
%% * ShesGotLegs
* [[spoiler: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".]]

[[WMG:Dr. Everett Scott: ''A rival scientist'']]

Brad's former science teacher and close friend. He ends up at the castle while looking for his nephew, Eddie. Played by Jonathan Adams.

* ANaziByAnyOtherName: He's implied to be one by Frank.
* HistoricalInJoke: Check out "Operation Paperclip" on Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}.
* TheVonTropeFamily: "Or should I say, Dr. ''von'' Scott!"

[[WMG: Eddie: ''An ex-delivery boy'' [[note]]"WHAT KIND OF DELIVERY BOY DELIVERS EXES?"[[/note]]]]

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.

%% * BadassBiker
* ContrivedCoincidence: Richard O'Brien points out in the commentary that nothing actually happens to make Eddie come out of the freezer, he shout have made Frank accidentally hit against a button or something.
* DiscoDan: Eddie is the Fifties given life. It's by no small coincidence that Frank (representing all the decadence of the Sixties and Seventies) hacks him to pieces.
%% * HellBentForLeather
%% * HotbloodedSideburns
* IdenticalGrandson: In the stage plays, Eddie and Dr. Scott (nephew and uncle) are played by the same actor.
* 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.]]
* ShoutOut: Eddie has the same [[KnuckleTattoos "Love/Hate" tattoos]] as [[Film/TheNightOfTheHunter Preacher Powell]].

[[WMG: The Criminologist: ''An expert'']]

MrExposition. Played by Charles Gray.

* 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."
* DramaticPause: Very fond of these... which gives the audience ''plenty'' of opportunities to mock him.
* GreekChorus: In the play, the Phantoms (Transylvanians) also fulfill this role.
%% * MrExposition
* {{Narrator}}: Listed as this in the original play.
* NietzscheWannabe: "And crawling on the planet's face, some insects 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."
* OnlySaneMan: Well, considering he's completely removed from the main action . . .
** Well, unless you count his part of the [[EarWorm Time Warp]]...