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Characters: All Dogs Go to Heaven
Charlie B. Barkin
Voiced by: Burt Reynolds (1st film), Charlie Sheen (2nd film), Steven Weber (TV series & 3rd film)
First appearance: All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
Last appearance: An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998)
  • Animal Talk
  • Anti-Hero: At first a Villain Protagonist, but mellows out quite a bit later on in the film and the sequels. He'd much rather spend his time goofing off than being a guardian angel, but when push comes to shove, he'll do the right thing every time.
  • Back from the Dead - Repeatedly, though the reason is always different.
  • The Charmer: Distracts Annabelle long enough to grab his watch with compliments and dancing with her. He also does this to Anne-Marie to persuade her into talking to animals for him. (As opposed to Carface, who just uses threats).
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even before Charlie fully loves Anne-Marie, he is utterly indignant when she compares his treatment of her to Carface. Furthermore, many of their employees and customers at their casino remark that Charlie treats them better than Carface does.
  • Heroic Sacrifice
  • Ink-Suit Actor: In his review, Roger Ebert stated that Charlie not only contained the voice of Burt Reynolds, but a few of his mannerisms as well.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Karma Houdini: The first time he dies, he only gets to Heaven because he's a dog; Anabelle couldn't find any redeeming qualities in him.
  • Large Ham
  • Love Redeems
  • The Nicknamer: He's implied to be the one who started referring to Ichiford as "Itchy", and calls Anne-Marie "Squeaker".
  • Our Liches Are Different: He's basically The Undead, yet he retained his sapience and has a Soul Jar watch.
  • Papa Wolf: Not at first, but by the climax he pretty much takes on Carface's entire gang to save Anne-Marie. Granted, he gets a bit of help from King Gator, but still.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Itchy's blue.
  • Redemption Equals Death/Redemption Equals Life: In a way, he somehow manages to do both at the same time. He sacrifices himself to save Anne-Marie's life, thus fulfilling the Equals Death part but in the process, he earns his place in Heaven back, saving his afterlife from Hell. So his redemption both cost him his mortal life but saved his afterlife.
  • Revenge Before Reason: When he first dies, he's so obsessed with getting revenge on Carface for his murder that he willingly forsakes his place in Heaven to do so.
  • Running Gag: Pulls a disgusted face each time Anne-Marie kisses him on the cheek...until the finale, when it's heartwarmingly/breakingly subverted.
  • Soul Jar: His watch.
  • Took a Level in Badass
  • Villain Protagonist (pre-Character Development)

Voiced by: Judith Barsi
First Appearance: All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
Last appearance: All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

Carface Carruthers
Voiced by: Vic Tayback (1st film), Ernest Borgnine (Sequels & TV series)
First appearance: All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
Last appearance: An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998)

Itchy Itchiford
Voiced by: Dom De Luise
First appearance: All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
Last appearance: An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998)
  • Ambiguously Jewish: He has a distinctly New York Jewish accent, mentions bar mitzvahs, and sure can kvetch.
  • Animal Talk
  • Back from the Dead: At first, he turns down a chance at this because he lived a full life and is content to remain in Heaven. However, in the series, he's living on Earth with Charlie to carry out his angelic missions.
  • Butt Monkey: Gets bossed around by Charlie, Carface's gang beat him up and then Charlie leaves him a second time when he gets taken to heaven at the end of the movie.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick
  • Lovable Coward
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's a bit of a jerk towards Anne-Marie at first, as well as being pretty rude about the horses they're betting on, but he's not a bad guy, ultimately.
  • Meaningful Name: Poor guy seems perpetually bothered by fleas.
  • Nice Hat
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Charlie's red.
  • Servile Snarker: Towards Charlie at times and especially towards Anne-Marie.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: The opening of the second film depicts him arriving in Heaven after choking on a chicken bone.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Delivers a tearful speech to Charlie about his neglect, as well as the fact that Charlie's love for Anne-Marie has put Itchy and the casino in jeopardy.

Voiced by: Charles Nelson Reilly
First appearance: All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
Last appearance: An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998)
  • Ambiguously Gay - Sort of...
    • The TV series makes him even more Ambiguously Gay. In one episode, Itchy was disguised as a woman and Killer flirted with him, thinking he really was a woman. Or just watch the Christmas Special and you'll see how much the gayness of this character went up.
  • Butt Monkey - Carface smokes in his face, tells him to shut up, won't listen to his opinions, screams at him...You'll start to wonder why Killer even bothers.
    • Lowering him into a piranha tank.
  • Evil Minion - To Carface normally, but in the series they're more of partners. However, he instantly joins Carface in following Belladonna when she shows up.
  • Heel-Face Turn: He does help save Anne-Marie at the end of the first movie.
  • Ironic Name - He ain't a killer, but a wimpy pussy...
  • Minion with an F in Evil - If he isn't a Punch Clock Villain, he's definitely this.
    Carface: Isn't this just the sweetest thing?
    Killer: Oh, it is, Boss, it really is. You know, it reminds me of when Lassie rescued-
    Carface: Shut up.
  • Nerd
  • Only One Name: The rest of the dogs all have last names. Killer on the other hand is Killer.....Just Killer.
  • Pet the Dog: He doesn't seem to approve of Carface's treatment of Anne-Marie.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Briefly does this when he mentions that he has a ray gun.

Voiced by: Melba Moore (1st film), Bebe Neuwirth (Sequels & TV series)
First appearance: All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
Last appearance: An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998)

King Gator
Voiced by: Ken Page
First appearance: All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
Last appearance: All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

Voiced by: Adam Wylie
First appearance: All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996)
Last appearance: "All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series'' (1996 1998)

Voiced by: George Hearn
First appearance: All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996)
Last appearance: All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996)

Voiced by: Sheena Easton
First appearance: All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996)
Last appearance: An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998)
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Despite claiming she wants a sophisticated, intelligent, respectful and romantic dog to be her man, she also admits that part of the reason she's attracted to Charlie is because he's a bad boy.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: To Charlie in the second film. She can't stand him when she first meets him, due to him acting... well like a Jerk Ass who only wanted to "get some tail" (figuratively speaking); the "tail" in question being hers. She begins to see his good qualities as the film goes on, and by the end has fallen in love with him.
  • "I Want" Song - "Count Me Out"
  • Plucky Girl

Voiced by: Bebe Neuwirth
First appearance: All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series (1996 1998)
Last appearance: An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998)
  • Bad Boss: During "I Always Get Emotional At Christmas Time", she puts her minions through quite a bit of abuse.
  • Bowdlerize: Does she ever say "Hell"? No. She's Anabelle's evil counterpart, and Anabelle is from Heaven. But then again, can you imagine her appearing in the hell sequence of the original?
    • Flanderization: That could mean she was the red demon at the end of the original.
  • Big Bad - Of the Christmas Special and serves as close to a Big Bad as the series got after she showed up.
  • Blackmail Is Such an Ugly Word - When Anabelle calls her 'doggone bad', she replies she's not bad, she's 'morally challenged'.
  • Card-Carrying Villain - She's working for the same side as Red, this is a given.
  • The Corrupter: Most of her appearances revolve around trying to lure Charlie to her side.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil:
    Belladonna: Think of my organization as an equal opportunity employer. No matter who you are or what you want to be; when you join with me, it's always an easy ride.
  • Evil Laugh - Has a pretty nice one.
  • Evil Twin - She's Anabelle's cousin who works for the other side and is the exact opposite of her cousin.
  • Fallen Angel - While not outright stated, she replies to Anabelle telling Charlie to think of heaven while trying to pull him back from Belladonna's tempting that she's 'been there done that', implying she was an angel before becoming a devil.
  • For the Evulz - Anything she does that isn't to lure Charlie to her side or get one over on her cousin (and possibly even that too) is this.
    • When Annabelle first describes how Belladonna's goal is to ruin her Heavenly organization, the latter replies that "a girl needs a hobby," which implies that she really is just doing it for fun.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings - While Anabelle is sometimes depicted with angelic wings, Belladonna has devil wings. She also seems to get much more use out of hers.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather - She wears a leather jacket wherever she goes.
  • Hellhound - While her cousin is an angel, she's a demon.
  • Kill It with Ice - Her weakness is to cold, but due to how strong she is it took getting an extremely large amount dropped on her to defeat her. Still counts though, and her Mooks turn to ash on contact with light snow.
  • Made of Temptation - Her first try at getting Charlie on her side, by offering him all the meat he can eat (as well as an easier path, but meat was the main thing).
  • Mooks - Fire Imps in the Christmas Special, though Carface and Killer normally fill this role for her (though Carface somewhat got promoted to The Dragon statis in the third film).
  • One-Winged Angel - Transforms into a giant Naga-like creature to try and kill Carface after his Heel-Face Turn. However, she took her eyes off her cousin and ended up defeated pretty quickly because of it.
  • Our Demons Are Different: Usually described as a "witch" instead, but the executives aren't fooling anyone, what with her infernal attributes, corrputing influence, implication of being a Fallen Angel...
  • Playing with Fire - Because she's a demon.
  • Reality Warper - A low level one.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance - She's Anabelle's cousin but they look very alike; she's just wearing a leather jacket, is purple, and has devil wings.
  • Villain Song - "Take the Easy Way Out" and "I Always Get Emotional At Christmas Time".
  • Villainous Breakdown - Flying into a homicidal rage is her normal manner of dealing with her plan falling through.
  • We Can Rule Together - Since her first appearance, she's wanted Charlie to work for her team, and has gone to great lengths to do so.

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