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

[[WMG:Brad Majors: ''A hero'' [[note]] [[AudienceParticipation 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, [[spoiler:and ends up confused over his own sexuality after the events in the castle.]] Played by [[AlliterativeName Barry Bostwick]].

* BiggusDickus: According to Frank.
* [[spoiler: 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!"
* TooDumbToLive: He and Janet make some very stupid mistakes throughout the film.
* [[spoiler:YourCheatingHeart]]

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

A [[spoiler:formerly]] innocent girl who is Brad's fiancee. Though, during her time in the castle, she [[spoiler:has sex with both Frank N. Furter and Rocky]]...the latter prompting pure rage from the former. In the end, [[spoiler: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: She seduces [[spoiler:Rocky]].
* TooDumbToLive: She and Brad make some very stupid mistakes throughout the film.
* [[spoiler:YourCheatingHeart]]

[[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. [[spoiler:In the end, he's killed by Riff Raff.]] StarMakingRole for TimCurry.

* AffablyEvil
* 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.
* AxCrazy: Frank is completely and utterly insane.
* BerserkButton: Do NOT make Frank jealous. It will be the absolute last thing you'll ever do.
* BigBad: or the closest there is to one at least
* 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.
* [[DepravedBisexual Depraved Pansexual]]: And how!
* 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: "You're a hot dog..."
** Get it?...get it?
* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful
* ShoutOut[=/=]TakeThat: [[Film/{{Hercules}} Steve Reeves]] movies are "something more visual, but not too abysmal".
* SlasherSmile: Does this when he [[spoiler:hacks Eddie to pieces with a pick-axe.]]
* SpoiledBrat: He's implied to be this.
* [[{{Crossdresser}} Sweet Transvestite]]
* TakenForGranite: He does this to Janet, Brad, Columbia, Rocky and Dr. Scott in the end.
* 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, [[spoiler: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).

* 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.
** ELBOW SEX! ELBOW SEX!
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDogBitesBack
* MrFanservice: He has quite a few fangirls.
* TheIgor
* KarmaHoudini
* 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!
* TheStarscream
* {{Zeerust}}: The beam of pure antimatter is a deliberate send-up of the fifties.

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

Riff Raff's sister, and also Frank's maid. In the end, her brother [[spoiler: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: See above.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She's kind of out-there, what with the bannister-sliding and vampirism.
** "THE BANNISTER'S LUCKY!"
* 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 [[spoiler:when Janet seduces him]] causing Frank to go into a jealous rage. In the end, [[spoiler:he's killed by Riff Raff while mourning the loss of Frank and trying to escape.]] Played by Peter Hinwood.

* ArtificialHuman
* BrainlessBeauty: In his defense, he literally only has half of one.
* DumbBlonde
* 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.
* 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

[[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, [[spoiler: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.
* 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
* PerkyFemaleMinion
* ShesGotLegs


[[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!"
** SIEG HEIL!


[[WMG: Eddie: ''An ex-delivery boy'' [[note]]"[[AudienceParticipation 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), [[spoiler:Eddie is promptly killed by Frank.]] One of the earliest roles for Music/MeatLoaf.

* AssholeVictim: 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]]
* BadassBiker
* 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
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Literally.

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

MrExposition. Played by Charles Gray.

* ButtMonkey / 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]] [[AudienceParticipation WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW?]] [[/note]] lost in space, and [[note]] [[AudienceParticipation 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]]...
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