!!The movie

* DesignatedHero: Mark English, whose major achievement is [[NiceJobBreakingItHero getting Marianne into danger]] to satisfy his obsessive curiosity.
* {{Squick}}: Vorelli's back fetish.
* TheWoobie: Hugo, and to an extent Magda the LovelyAssistant.
* WhatAnIdiot: So you have vast and fearsome powers over the human mind. You're capable of hypnotizing people to do your will with a mere glance, forcing them to live their darkest nightmares, re-writing their personalities, or even taking their very '''souls''' from their bodies - and you use these powers to ''perform in a stage show?'' One could argue that Vorelli gets off on being a DevilInPlainSight and that it's not about material gain, except that the entire movie is about him using his power to get his hands on Marianne's money.
** English's obsession with Vorelli actually put his girlfriend in danger, and honestly gift-wrapped her for the madman's devious plan.