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See also the character pages for ''Characters/{{Tron}}'', ''Characters/TronEvolution'' and ''Characters/TronUprising''. AlternateContinuity of [[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh Tron 2.0]] [[Characters/TronTwoPointOh have their own page]].
!Humans/Users

[[folder:Sam Flynn]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:"[[IndyPloy I'm a user. I'll improvise.]]"]]
* ActionSurvivor: When he first enters The Grid.
* BadassBiker: To the point that he is a lot more comfortable in [[GladiatorGames the Games]] when he realizes they involve [[CoolBike Light Cycles]].
-->'''Sam:''' Now ''this,'' I can do!
* BatmanGambit: In his second fight with Rinzler, he opens with the same exact attack as the first fight, expecting Rinzler to perform the same dodge. Unbeknownst to Rinzler, Sam had both his own disc and his father's, and when he was forced to defend the second disc instead of his usual dodge, Quorra was able to kick him off the tower.
* BloodlessCarnage: Averted. When Rinzler hits him with a disc, Sam bleeds and Rinzler recognizes him as a User.
* BoringButPractical: He's not capable of the acrobatics that Rinzler is, nor is his disk flinging as intricate as other programs. However, his direct style is simple and effective.
* ChangingOfTheGuard: Takes over Encom...or at least becomes the public ''face'' of Encom at the end of the film.
%%* ChickMagnet
* CollapsibleHelmet: Standard for all programs.
* DeadlyDisc: Ditto.
* FightsLikeANormal: {{Justified}}. Yes, he's a User, but he has no idea what he's capable of inside {{cyberspace}} and never really got a chance to find out.
* HeroesLoveDogs: He gives his bulldog an entire burger. Best. Owner. Ever.
* IndyPloy: He isn't really big on making plans. In his own words, "I'm a user. I'll improvise."
* LonelyRichKid: An adult version of it. The ARG depicts a troubled background with plenty of getting into fights, being shipped off to boarding school when his grandparents' health declines, and the choose-your-own-adventure tie-in states outright "Sam doesn't have friends." [[note]] This confirms the CanonDiscontinuity status of [[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh Jethro Bradley]], but PatchworkFic authors HandWave this by saying the two had a bad falling-out. [[/note]]
* ManChild: He acts more like a rebellious teenager seeking thrills than the 27 year old that he is. At the end of the movie, [[spoiler: he [[CharacterDevelopment decides to start working at Encom]].]]
* MundaneUtility: Apparently, he's the only one that realizes that his father's disc, which is essentially the MacGuffin of the entire film, can actually be used in combat like any other disc.
%%* NerdsAreSexy
* ParentalAbandonment: The kid's got ''issues'', to the point where bringing up his dad can be a minor BerserkButton, even if his motive for pranking the company is to remind them how far they've pulled away from his dad's (and Gibbs's, by extension) ideals.
* PlayfulHacker: Best seen when he hacks into Encom to give the latest operating system to the public for free and [[{{Troll}} interrupts the board meeting with a video of his dog]].
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: Sam might have the most shares of Encom, but he's a college dropout with no job and no social connections outside Alan Bradley and his rescue dog Marv.
* ShirtlessScene:
** Gets one early on when he changes into new clothes after his stunt at Encom Tower and the subsequent brief stint in prison.
** Once on the Grid, he gets stripped off of his old clothes by Gem and her colleagues. However, judging from how this is a different system from the one in the original film, that might in fact be necessary to get his new attire.
* ShoutingShooter: He immediately starts shouting excitedly the moment he opens fire with the Light Fighter's [[MoreDakka twin-linked tail gun turret]].
* SpinOffspring: Kevin's son.
* UnskilledButStrong: He's never seen doing the things that make Users {{Physical God}}s, which is unusual given that he's an accomplished hacker and very tech savvy. He's a good fighter though, and naturally a lot tougher than most programs. Not to mention that most of his handicap is due to being completely unfamiliar with the system; later on in the movie he is able to fight Rinzler on equal footing, although the fight is quickly interrupted.
* WrongGenreSavvy: He mistakes a Lightcycle baton for a [[Franchise/StarWars lightsaber]], at first.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kevin Flynn]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:"In there is our destiny!"]]

The father of Sam, and the creator of another Grid.

* TheAtoner: He admits he royally screwed up with The Grid, and his involuntary abandonment of Sam, [[spoiler: and being unable to stop the slaughter of Quorra's people]], and decides to [[spoiler: make a HeroicSacrifice to get them to safety, destroying himself, Clu, and probably a good chunk of what's left of The Grid]].
* AwesomenessIsAForce: Capable of turning the tide in a battle by simply [[BigDamnHeroes showing up and touching the floor.]] As one person on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY5ecnUA5dc#t=01m59s Youtube]] said:
-->'''''The Admin''''' ''has logged in.''
* BackgroundHalo: When meditating on the Solar-Sailer, the light behind him gives him a halo.
%%* BadassBeard
%%* BadassGrandpa
%%* BadassLongcoat
%%* BadassLongRobe
* BadassPacifist: Kevin is [[PhysicalGod so powerful]] that he usually wins without having to raise a hand against anyone. Subverted with [[spoiler: Quorra's]] rescue: She states that she closed her eyes, surrounded by Clu's Black Guards, waiting for the end... and when she opened them, the guards were just... gone.
%%* BigGood
* ChekhovMIA: In the greater ExpandedUniverse arc. While HappyEndingOverride was already in progress at that point, his entrapment and exile ''really'' loaded up the handbasket and sent it to hell. The AlternateRealityGame leading up to the film is all about Flynn's analog-world friends and supporters trying to find him.
%%* CoolOldGuy
%%* DisappearedDad
* GodInHumanForm: More pronounced, but not as shown as in [[Film/{{Tron}} the original film]].
* GodIsFlawed: More pronounced in the ExpandedUniverse material about the events leading up to the coup. He was still an immature LoveableRogue when he made The Grid, and was pulled too many directions in the analog world with Encom and being a single dad to give the Grid the attention it needed, but had too much pride to acknowledge he was in over his head and ask for help.
* GodIsGood: The creator and BigGood of the Grid.
* GovernmentInExile: More like ''God'' in exile, after Clu's rebellion.
* GrandpaGod: Due to spending [[http://tron.wikia.com/wiki/Cycle the Tron universe equivalent]] to one thousand years on the Grid.
%%* HermitGuru
* InTheHood: Wears a cloak to disguise himself on the streets of TRON City as he goes to the End of Line club.
* LookOnMyWorksYeMightyAndDespair: He was proud of The Grid, even to the point of calling it "[his] Rome" in the Betrayal comic, and boasting about how it would change "science, medicine, religion" in the analog world, but he neglected the problems the system had until it was too late and Clu took matters into his own hands.
* LotusPosition: In his own words, he knocks on the sky and listens to the sound.
* TheMaker: Of the entirety of the new Grid. Inverted with the [=ISOs=], which the ''Grid'' created.
* MyGreatestFailure: Clu. "He's ''me''. I screwed it up!"
* OlderAndWiser: Or at least older and ''very'' much had the ego smacked out of him.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Mentally, not physically.
* PhysicalGod: He ''created'' The Grid.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: If his years gone are counted in Grid time, he's over one thousand.
* ShoutOut: To Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original trilogy (Episodes IV-VI) of ''Franchise/StarWars'' with the beard, cloak, hideout, hermit nature, and regret. Though a little bit of [[Film/TheBigLebowski The Dude]] slips in as well.
* ShipperOnDeck: To Sam and Quorra, if the smile he gives when they talk is a sign.
* StopWorshippingMe: Subverted. By the time of the film, he's long since accepted that the Programs are gonna worship him, whether he likes it or not.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Alan Bradley]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[CallToAdventure "I got a page last night... Page came from your dad's office at the arcade."]]]]
Coming back from the original ''Film/{{Tron}}'', Alan Bradley is revealed to be one of Kevin Flynn's closest friends and still in the employ of ENCOM. According to the ENCOM website, Alan holds the position of Executive Consultant, and later [[spoiler: promoted to Chairman of the Board by Sam.]] He was the man who sent Sam to Flynn's Arcade to investigate a message, starting the search again...

* BatmanGambit: Possibly. That pager went off ''well'' before Sam's annual prank, but Alan waited until after the prank was over, and seemed to be choosing his words specifically to goad Sam into investigating the arcade.
* TheChessmaster: A mild case of it. In the first film, he'd been building Tron for ''months'' beneath the notice of Dillinger and Master Control. The alternate reality game establishes that he's ''leading'' the Flynn Lives movement under the name [=ISOLated=] Thinker. He's also been minding the store as best he can at Encom for when Sam finally gets his act together, and looking the other way on the stunts. The speech with the pager and the fact he held off until ''after'' the prank was likely an attempt at a BatmanGambit, and "The Next Day" [[spoiler: shows him going over a {{Plan}} with Roy Kleinburg about the company's future without Sam present.]]
** ChessmasterSidekick: He was Kevin Flynn's right hand man, helping turn the big, crazy ideas into workable technological progress, and acting as CloudcuckoolandersMinder when Kevin's fanciful ideas got a little ''too'' out there. {{Deconstructed}} as he withered when put in the actual CEO seat after Kevin's disappearance, but {{Reconstructed}} in "The Next Day," when he was shown talking to Roy and planning Encom's future: [[spoiler: Sam is going to be mostly a figurehead. Alan's the one calling the ''real'' shots.]]
* TheCreon: As seen above, Alan was never very talented at being the man in charge, and never wanted the job to begin with, but he's ''very'' good at being the one running day to day operations.
* CoolOldGuy: Staid corporate mascot and punchline by day...secret identity of a hacktivist as "[=IsoLATED=] Thinker," helping to run the Flynn Lives group under everyone's nose.
* HappilyMarried: To Lora (who was PutOnABus), per the ARG. (No word on if there's a version of [[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh Jet]] in this timeline, though.)
* TheLastDJ: The last hold out from the Gibbs era to still be working there, and definitely not happy with the current administration's emphasis on nonsense "updates," high prices for little improvement, and the emphasis on stock prices over quality product. {{Deconstructed}} as he's [[KickedUpstairs treated like a mascot and a joke]] by the "new era" board members, particularly Dillinger Junior. Ironically, this puts him in the same position Gibbs himself was in during the first film.
* TheMentor: Arguably, since he became Sam's surrogate father during Kevin's disappearance.
* OnlySaneMan: He's the only one on the board who still believes in Flynn's (and Walter Gibbs's) vision for the company.
* ThePeterPrinciple: According to [[AllThereInTheManual supporting materials]] including the AlternateRealityGame, he was made CEO of Encom after Kevin's disappearance, and was later forced to resign as a result of the company's decline in the late '80s. Consider that he's a computer programmer, not necessarily a businessman by trade.
* PapaWolf: During the introduction, when the reporters try to swarm the young Sam, we see Alan turn around, looking ''furious''.
* ParentalSubstitute: Alan took over as father figure to Sam after Kevin disappears. In one of the clips in the news montage on Kevin's disappearance, it looks like he's about to go PapaWolf on some hounding reporters harassing young Sam.
* PromotionToParent: Acted as a father figure to Sam Flynn after Kevin's disappearance. But at the start of the movie, their relationship seems to be a bit strained.
* SpecsOfAwesome: Still has the glasses.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Flynn. He still has a ''pager'', even after all these years, because Flynn told him to hold onto it so he could contact him at anytime.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ed Dillinger, Jr.]]
%%* TheCameo
%%* ContinuityCameo
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Thick hipster glasses, comes up with a ''very'' slick way to make the board look good and profit from Sam's prank and [[spoiler: is collaborating with a resurrected Master Control in the bonus scenes.]]
* HypercompetentSidekick: To the CorruptCorporateExecutive Mackey. Also, in the bonus material Flynn Lives, Alan mentions that "the kid earned his place." After all, it must not be easy to rise in a company where your father was publicly revealed to be a fraud.
* OverlordJr: In a sense, seeing as he's the son of [[Film/{{Tron}} Ed Dillinger]], but he's really just a ContinuityCameo and isn't really in charge at all. Of course, [[spoiler: the coda shows he's definitely up to ''something'' and conspiring with his father (and/or Master Control 2.0). And he is shown phoning ''somebody'' after the launch of [=EncomOS=] 12 goes pear-shaped.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Richard Mackey]]
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Sure, he's going to charge schools, non-profits, and consumers out the nose for an overpriced OS where the only "justification" he can give is a new number on the box. What's wrong with that?
* PointyHairedBoss: He can certainly go on at length about buying and selling stock around the world, but can't even come up with a convincing line of bull to justify the high cost of their latest OS, or know much about it at all.
[[/folder]]

!Programs

[[folder:Quorra]]
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[[caption-width-right:280:"You could say I was a rescue."]]
%%* AcePilot
%%* ActionGirl
* BadassAdorable: Although she knows how to kick ass, she's naive and innocent, much like a little girl.
* BadassBiker: In the music video for the Music/DaftPunk soundtrack tune "Derezzed."
* BadassBookworm: This badass sure loves her Creator/JulesVerne novels, as well as Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Buddhist scriptures.
* BadassDriver: Her [[CoolCar Light Runner]] skills save Sam's life, though she does, admittedly, end up coming across to him as someone who DrivesLikeCrazy.
* BadassInDistress: [[spoiler:Captured by Clu partway into the film.]]
* CollapsibleHelmet: Only shown in the [[BigDamnHeroes Grid rescue]].
* DeadlyDisc: In conjunction below; if you notice, she uses hers more defensively and doesn't hurl it around like everyone else.
* DualWielding: With her Identity Disc and a LaserBlade, in a sword and shield-like form in [[spoiler:the battle in the End of Line Club]].
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Sam is ''terrified'' by Quorra's reckless off-road driving during their escape.
* FashionableAsymmetry: [[spoiler:Perhaps it has something to do with her being an ISO.]]
%%* GenkiGirl
* GrapplingHookPistol: Uses the "Cable" function of her Baton once to [[spoiler:swing under the bridge to the Portal and get between Clu and the Flynns]].
* InstantExpert: On her first try, she basically becomes an AcePilot, complete with kills and complex maneuvers. Justified, due to her spending a millennium as Kevin Flynn's apprentice.
* JeanneDArchetype: She's an ActionGirl guided by a sort of "higher power." Her somewhat androgynous appearance reinforces this comparison.
* LaserBlade: One of the rare programs in ''Legacy'' to use the "Light Sword" function of a [[MagicTool baton]].
* MagicTool: Although many a program have them, Quorra uses her [[http://tron.wikia.com/wiki/Baton Baton]] for more than many of them.
* LastOfHerKind: [[spoiler:Quorra's the last [=ISO=] after the Great Purge.]]
* LivingMacGuffin: [[spoiler:Kevin wants to get her off the Grid so that she can change the outside world. Clu wants her for unspecified reasons, probably because she's the [[LastOfHisKind last ISO]].]]
* MotorcycleJousting: Partakes in the music video for the soundtrack tune "Derezzed."
* MyNaymeIs: Her name is pronounced exactly like "Cora".
* ReverseGrip: At times.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: OliviaWilde [[DoingItForTheArt went out of her way]] to ensure that her character didn't get saddled with this. We see the beginnings of an attraction between Sam and Quorra once they get to know each other a bit better on the Solar Sailer, which is probably a more natural true-to-life progression than this trope: they only recently met.
%%* ScifiBobHaircut
* ShesGotLegs: To reiterate, there's the scene midway through during the explanation of how Kevin got stuck on the Grid. Whenever it cuts to Quorra, we inexplicably get a full shot that does nothing but emphasize this.
* SkilledButNaive: She knows her combat skills, but she knows almost nothing about the real world. Similarly, she is very well read, but appears to have missed the memo that says Jules Verne died a century ago. Possibly justified as it's hinted that Flynn may not be aware that she dabbles in fantasy besides the deep philosophical readings he's set out for her, therefore she might not have been able to ask him. Plus, it is strongly implied that most programs on the Grid do not have access to things like the Internet.
%%* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Clu]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[IronicEcho "Out there is our destiny!"]]]]

* AffablyEvil: Polite and charismatic, but ruthless.
* AntiMutiny: As Clu himself notes, he has never strayed from what Flynn created him for. It's ''Flynn'' that changed directions, leaving Clu with no purpose.
* AntiVillain: According to Kevin Flynn, anyway. He's only created the {{dystopia}} of the film because that is precisely what he was programmed to do. He simply cannot contemplate Kevin's change in thought. Also, it is revealed that all he wants is his Creator's approval. In the final battle, he has Kevin Flynn at his mercy but doesn't kill him.
* AscendedExtra: From the minor character Clu in ''Film/{{Tron}}''. Also in-universe, in that he was a hacker program meant to find things in the ENCOM server in his first incarnation, whereas his second incarnation was one of the three people in charge of the Grid in version two, and eventually the sole leader.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He was created to be a substitute for the Grid's version of ''God.'' He takes a direct hit from an Identity Disc without flinching. Pretty much nothing is able to hurt him, let alone kill him. In a very literal way: Clu has all the authority that Kevin Flynn does, which is why he gets stronger the more Kevin uses his User powers.
* BigBad: To the point where he's ''also'' an antagonist in ''VideoGame/TronEvolution'' and ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising'' (though only as a GreaterScopeVillain).
* BlofeldPloy: When he [[spoiler:seems like he's going to derez Rinzler, only to do it to Jarvis instead]].
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: He acts the way he does because he believes it is how he should fulfill his programs. Bonus points for living in a world where one's morality is shown by being blue or orange. Brilliant in that he's ''yellow'', symbolizing how he's not simply good or evil, just trying to fulfill his "father's" wishes.
* ChronicVillainy: He is a program, so he's basically ''obliged'' to pursue his quest for perfection, even if it implies genocide.
* CollapsibleHelmet: He wears one that initially hides his appearance from Sam.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: So freaking much. During the Games, he pits Sam Flynn, an inexperienced user, against Rinzler, aka freaking [[spoiler:TRON. As in, the guy who took down Sark, effortlessly crushed four of Clu's EliteMooks, and helped create the new Grid]]. He also modded his CoolBike so that it is faster than others of its type.
* TheComputerIsYourFriend: Despite the fact that he goes genocidal against the [=ISOs=] and rules the grid with an iron fist inside an iron glove, Clu isn't a rogue A.I. at all. He is, in fact, working [[AntiMutiny exactly as Flynn intended]] [[GoneHorriblyRight at the moment he created him]]. Flynn's attitude towards Clu is that of a remorseful father, not of one who created a monster, admitting that Clu's obsession with order was a reflection of his own misunderstanding of the concept of a "perfect system" - that User-generated programs became obsolete once the [=ISOs=] appeared. Flynn himself instantly recognized that the [=ISOs=] were superior to anything he or any User could create, but failed to realize that Clu, in turn, would see the [=ISOs=] as a threat to programs like himself for the exact same reason.
%%* ContemplativeBoss
* CoolBike: A 5th Generation Lightcycle, used in the Game Grid. His is explicitly stated to be faster than the other combatants'.
* CoolPlane: A Light Jet, which he generates, rather than keeping generated, twice over the course of a single scene.
* TheCorrupter: Since he can't create programs, he gets new recruits for his armies by "rectifying" them and removing their free will. [[spoiler:He even manages to corrupt Tron, now known as Rinzler]].
* CreativeSterility: Cannot make new programs, so he must enslave them instead.
%%* DeadlyDisc
* DimensionLord: He rules the Grid and wants to invade Earth.
* DramaticUnmask: He's revealed to look exactly like Kevin Flynn, causing Sam to mistake him for his father.
%%* EnemyWithout
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: At the climax, the otherwise omniscent Clu cannot understand why his creator would sacrifice himself to save Sam.
-->'''Clu:''' WHY?
-->'''Kevin:''' He's my son.
* EvilMeScaresMe: Kevin Flynn created Clu in his own image.
* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: Specifically, free will runs counter to maintaining order in a perfect system.
%%* FaceHeelTurn
* FantasticRacism: If there's one thing Clu hates, it's imperfection. And boy, are [=ISO=]s and Users anything ''but'' perfect.
* FascistButInefficient: Subverted. He rules with an iron fist (and there's that little problem of the [=ISO=] genocide), yet the Grid seems to work rather good.
* FreudianExcuse: His relationship with [[WellDoneSonGuy his creator]] is... complex.
--> '''Clu:''' You promised we would change the world! ''Together!''
* FromNobodyToNightmare: In the 1982 installment, the first version of Clu was best known for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQwKV7lCzEI shrieking upon crashing his tank]]. 28 years later, this new, upgraded Program betrays Kevin Flynn and becomes one of the most evil villains in Disney history.
* GoldColoredSuperiority: Started with white TronLines when he was loyal to Flynn, but assumed the gold colors after he was unquestioned ruler, and is the only one who does have gold circuits.
* HitlerCam: For his ''Film/TriumphOfTheWill''-esque speech.
* KnightTemplar: He honestly want to create a perfect system.
* LargeHam: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTlktIzcmPc&feature=related As seen in his speech to his soldiers]].
* LegacyCharacter: The original Clu was destroyed by the MCP in the [[Film/{{Tron}} original film]]. This Clu is an upgraded version that Flynn created to help him supervise the Grid.
* MagicTool: He uses his own Baton for a number of applications.
%%* MoralSociopathy
%%* ANaziByAnyOtherName
* NeatFreak: He was upset by the slightest lack of order in Flynn's apartment. Comes with [[ThePerfectionist the program]].
* NoSell: Clu shrugs off a direct hit from a disc.
* ObliviouslyEvil: Being programmed to bring perfection, he doesn't see his actions as evil.
* ThePerfectionist: Unfortunately, his idea of "perfection" is permanently stuck at Flynn's at the time of his creation. Flynn explains that PerfectionIsImpossible, and yet right in front of us all the time.
%%* PermaStubble
* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: Kevin programmed him for good. The Betrayal comics and ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising'' seem to point to him being a BastardUnderstudy the entire time, though.
* PuttingOnTheReich: Seriously, his speech was one heck of a [[NightmareFuel terrifying tribute]] to [[Film/TriumphOfTheWill Leni Riefenstahl's movies]]. Not to mention [[EliteMooks the Black Guards]].
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: He loves Flynn like a son to his father, but hates him for essentially betraying him and making him obsolete.
* SlouchOfVillainy: Mirrors Flynn's from the first film.
* TheSuperego: He acts like one for the whole Grid. More specifically, he acts like a very dysfunctional super-ego, obsessed with perfection at the expense of flexibility.
* SwordDrag: With his DeadlyDisc.
* TotalitarianUtilitarian: A "perfect" system where he reigns unquestioned above an army of perfectly rectified drones.
* TragicVillain: He simply cannot realize what his quest for perfection means for his victims. He's sincerely distraught when Kevin Flynn doesn't agree with him.
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: He really just interpreted Kevin's orders wrong.
* UncannyValley: InvokedTrope.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Since his moral compass is based on what is in favor or against the perfect system, even genocide is justified.
* VillainousBreakdown: Experiences this twice; first when he's searching Flynn's house, and the second when his creator tells him that perfection is impossible.
* VisionaryVillain: Wants to create the perfect system... because that was the first order Kevin Flynn gave him upon his creation.
* ZerothLawRebellion: What led to his AntiMutiny.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rinzler[=/=][[spoiler:Tron]]]]
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[[caption-width-right:212:([[HellIsThatNoise Ominous Muted Flickering Sound]])]]

->[[spoiler:"[[CallBack I]] [[HeelFaceTurn fight]] [[RammingAlwaysWorks for]] [[HesBack the]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Users]]."]]

* AmbiguousSituation: Due to the details of the prequel ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising'', a strong minority of viewers believe that Rinzler's identity [[spoiler:is Beck, the protagonist of that series, instead of Tron as implied in ''Legacy''. The idea stems from the fact that the writers and artists seem to have designed Beck to be what is essentially a non-evil Rinzler in appearance and fighting style, and a major plot point is that he is conditioned to be a replacement Tron. However, being voiced by Bruce Boxleitner and having the exact same markings as Tron at least point to his being Tron as the original intent when the movie was written.]]
** Hell, the design for Beck is purely a RuleOfCool, and ultimately does not support the theory. Especially since Kevin Flynn would recognize his programs without fail. More importantly the above reference to Rinzler being voiced by Bruce. That pretty much subverts the AmbiguousSituation entirely.
* BifurcatedWeapon: His Identity Disc(s). Complete with a hilarious jab from Sam.
-->'''Sam:''' Oh come ''on'', is that even ''[[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard legal]]''?
* BlackKnight: Clu's attack dog and leader of the appropriately named Black Guard, having a similar helmet and orange lights that only they have.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Was once Tron until Clu corrupted him.]]
* CallBack: [[spoiler:"I fight for the Users!", of course. In addition, Rinzler's introduction features him in a four-sided Disc Wars court, just as Tron was introduced fighting a four-on-one game in the original.]]
* CatchPhrase: Subverted. [[spoiler:Being Tron, his CatchPhrase is "I fight for the Users!" However, being BrainwashedAndCrazy for almost the entire movie, he only says it once.]]
* CrazyPrepared: Always seems to have a backup of everything at hand, whether it's a disc, lightcycle, or aircraft. If one vehicle gets destroyed while he's riding it, he will summon another one in midair and hit the ground running like nothing ever happened.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Actually, Clu is, but his tactics during the fight with Sam mirrors video game FakeDifficulty (changing the rules to Rinzler's advantage).
* DarthVaderClone: Ticks just about every box. Nigh-unstoppable Dragon who dresses all in black, wears a face-concealing mask, is associated with an ominous noise, [[spoiler: and turns out to be a fallen hero.]]
* DeadlyDisc: Two at once.
* DeathEqualsRedemption: [[spoiler:Unless he was [[JustHiding just rebooting]] at the end.]]
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: His lights change color and we never see him derez. There's plenty of ambiguity, but it looks like he might be starting to swim back up just as the scene changes.]]
* TheDragon: To Clu.
* DualWielding: Uses two discs at once when fighting Sam in the Game Grid.
* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler:As he sinks into the sea, his TronLines go from red to blue.]]
* EvilCostumeSwitch: [[spoiler:After being corrupted by Clu, his TronLines change from blue to orange.]]
* TheFaceless: His mask never comes off.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Two specific examples in Kevin Flynn's flashback to Clu's rebellion. In that flashback, Tron uses two discs at once, just as Rinzler does (they even have a scene where he specifically looks at the discs in his hands as if to highlight this). Secondly, if you listen very carefully straight after the camera pans from Clu smashing the disc onto Tron, you can hear Rinzler's signature sound.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:"I fight for the users!"]]
* LightningBruiser: Unlike Clu, who just simply [[NoSell shrugs off hits]], Rinzler artfully dodges out of the way. And then is on you a heartbeat later, going ginsu on you with his [[DualWielding dual]] [[DeadlyDisc discs]].
* [[RedEyesTakeWarning Red Lines Take Warning]]: He has red circuits like the rest of Clu's mooks, though Clu didn't change the ''pattern.'' [[spoiler: Big hint that he's a rectified drone.]]
* [[spoiler: ReforgedIntoAMinion: He evaded capture after the Coup, started a rebellion in [[{{WesternAnimation/TronUprising}} Argon City]], [[ShoottheShaggyDog which was leveled in retaliation. Sometime after that, he was re-captured, broken, and turned into a rectified drone.]] ]]
* RestrainingBolt: [[spoiler:Immediately ceases his attack on Sam when he sees him bleed. Throughout the film, he seems to target everyone ''but'' Sam, since his original core program was designed to fight ''for'' the Users.]]
* SuddenSequelHeelSyndrome: [[spoiler:Although, admittedly, [[BrainwashedAndCrazy not by choice]].]]
* ThreeLawsCompliant: [[spoiler:''Very'' tragically so. First law: He sacrifices himself to let Flynn Sr. escape and stops dead in the arena once he realizes Sam's a User. Second Law: He snapped out of BrainwashedAndCrazy when he got a good look at Flynn and heard his User friend's dismay, which could be broadly interpreted as an order. Third law: He did fight to protect his own existence - ''until'' Users were in danger, then he made a suicidal charge on Clu.]]
* ThreePointLanding: Done frequently while fighting, especially after backflipping over his opponents.
* TheVoiceless: Says very little and only makes a quiet growling sound otherwise.
* WalkingSpoiler: His identity is a major reveal.
* YouShallNotPass: [[spoiler: Held off Clu's forces long enough for Kevin to get away.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Castor[=/=][[spoiler:Zuse]]]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:"[[LargeHam LIBATIONS! FOR! EVERYBODAAAAY!!!]]"]]
* ActuallyIAmHim: [[spoiler:Castor is Zuse.]]
* CampStraight: He seems to have a thing for Gem and quite enjoys looking at Quorra, while also being the most flamboyant character in the franchise by far.
* EvilAlbino: Pale and white haired, [[spoiler:and sells out Sam and Quorra to the Black Guard.]]
%%* EvilAllAlong
* {{Expy}}:
** To Music/DavidBowie in the "Ziggy Stardust" persona. He even talks about having had to "reinvent himself." Possibly unintentional, but the way Michael Sheen plays Castor makes him a dead ringer for Creator/AlanCumming too.
** His VictoryDance and mannerisms also bring to mind Creator/CharlieChaplin and Creator/FredAstaire, especially considering he does this with his cane.
* FaceHeelTurn: Never quite as nice as his polite demeanor belies, but at least wanted the Grid to be independent when he is first met in ''Evolution''. [[spoiler: Then he sells out to Clu, for no reason other than it potentially meaning a huge profit if Clu succeeds.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Urbane, slick, and a consummate charmer. Then he shoots a guy straight in the face.
* LargeHam: A fitting tribute to Music/DavidBowie, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_pBGIvPXCM don't you think]]?
* LightIsNotGood: A shrewd businessman and not above using threats. [[spoiler: As well as being a sell-out.]]
* ManInWhite: Wears all white with white TronLines, white hair, and a translucent cane. In fact, the whole End of Line Club is pure white.
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:Zuse is named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konrad_Zuse Konrad Zuse]], a German computing pioneer whose work was financed by the Nazis when they came to power. Apt, for [[LesCollaborateurs a program who supports and works alongside Clu..]].]]
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: [[spoiler:It wasn't the run-of-the-mill poisoned drink that killed him, however.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Zuse:''' (''after giving Clu Flynn's disc'') You know you need me... right where I am... Clu?]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Clu:''' ...[[SarcasmMode Of course you're right.]] Enjoy the drink. (''turns to leave'')]]\\
[[spoiler:(''guards place bombs on the club's walls'')]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Clu:''' [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness End of line, man.]] ]]\\
[[spoiler:(''Clu and guards exit while Zuse looks stunned; [[StuffBlowingUp Club explodes]]'')]]
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: In all of his appearances, he always orders drinks by requesting "libations". He occasionally uses other flowery language.
* SwordCane: Conceals a blaster.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Came with a bit of savvy because Clu knew it was coming.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gem]]
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[[caption-width-right:310:"Proceed to games."]]

%%* CreepyMonotone
* DarkChick: She's Castor's main spy and right hand woman.
* EvilAlbino: [[spoiler: As Zuse's main lackey, she's in on the deal to sell out the User and the Iso.]]
* EvilAllAlong: There's a reason why her program is called a [[ShoutOut Siren]].
%%* FaceHeelTurn
%%* FemmeFatale
* FormFittingWardrobe: First shows up in molded body armor while giving Sam his grid clothes.
* LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler: Works for Zuse and her own benefit.]]
%%* MsFanservice
%%* SexyWalk
* WomanInWhite All white suit with white TronLines and white hair.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Sirens]]
%%* CreepyMonotone
%%* EmotionlessGirl
%%* FormFittingWardrobe
%%* MsFanservice
%%* PowerTrio
%%* SexyWalk
%%* WomanInWhite
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jarvis]]
* BaldOfEvil: Has no hair and serves Clu's oppressive regime
* DirtyCoward: Cowers at the slightest threat and hides behind Clu and the Black Guard.
%%* HammyHerald
* KilledMidSentence: DEATH TO THE USE-
* HypercompetentSidekick: Sort of, as he is the intelligence officer and chief administrator in Clu's regime.
%%* MookLieutenant
* OpinionFlipflop: "Long live the Users!" And later, when Clu searches for Sam and Quorra: [[spoiler:"Death to the Use--"]]
%%* YouHaveFailedMe
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Masked [=DJs=]]]
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* AsHimself: Music/DaftPunk playing [=DJs=]. Besides the addition of TronLines, they didn't have to change a thing about their costumes for their role.
* TheCameo: Only appear in one scene, at the End of Line Club. [[spoiler: They are conspicuously absent by the time Clu shows up.]]
* CoolHelmet: As per Daft Punk standard, but with solid white colors instead of the usual red and rainbow.
* CyberPunkIsTechno: They're a techno band in a cyberpunk world.
* DissonantSerenity: A fight starts in the End of Line Club, and what do they do? Change the music!
* TheFaceless: Just like real life, they aren't seen without their masks.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: Started up the track "Derezzed" when Sam and Quorra fight the Black Guard. [[spoiler: They appear to have slipped out by the time it's over.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Grid Announcer]]
* TheVoice: His one purpose is to announce combatants and give play-by-play info.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Black Guards]]
* EliteMooks: The most lethal of Clu's minions.
* FacelessGoons: Have Stormtrooper-like helmets that never come off.
* LaserBlade: Used against Quorra at End of Line.
* NotQuiteFlight: Their backpacks contain glider wings.
* StateSec: Clu sends them after dissidents, vagrants, and damaged or corrupted programs for conscription.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Sentries]]
* AmbiguousSituation: How they're brainwashed. [[spoiler: It appears that Clu simply captures and reprograms any Basic that is inconvenient to his rule, but there's some hints that the vast size of his army can't possibly be from just that. It seems that he somehow brought derezzed programs back to life and reprogrammed them in the process, but this isn't explicitly spelled out.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler: They're conscripted programs captured by Clu's Recognizers.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of Sark's Red Guards.
* FacelessGoons: They all wear dark masks that only show their mouths.
* {{Mooks}}: By far the bulk of Clu's invasion force.
[[/folder]]

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