Characters: Austin Powers Trilogy
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Played By: Mike Myers
The main character, he's a spy for British intelligence that battles his arch-enemy Dr. Evil across time to stop his plans to destroy/take over the world. Otherwise he lives for partying, sexual exploration, and the typical hipster lifestyle of the sixties.
- Above the Influence: In the first film, Austin, for all his womanising, turns down a kiss from Vanessa because she's drunk.
- Action Hero
- Badass: Austin really does prove that he's Britain's best when the chips are down.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Austin parodies James Bond by being very strange and silly. But at the end of the day, he is still a master spy and action hero.
- Butt Monkey: Austin is often on the receiving end of being embarassed.
- Carpet of Virility: Austin's ridiculously hairy chest, which women improbably seem to love.
- Cartwright Curse: Vanessa is revealed to be a fembot to re-bachelor Austin at the beginning of the second movie with little recognition from the characters, and Felicity just disappears.
- The Casanova: No woman can resist his charms.
- Kavorka Man: Though what those charms are isn't very clear, since Austin is sub-par in looks and often obnoxious and annoying in personality. His sexual prowess however reaches Memetic Sex God levels in-universe.
- Catch Phrase: "Groovy, baby", "Very shagadelic", "What do you say, (woman's name)? Shall we shag now, or shag later." and "Oh Behave".
- Dude, Not Funny!: Said In-Universe by Austin in regards to his father writing off Austin's quite legitimate complaints about his parenting skills with a joke.
- Fake Brit: Mike Meyers is Canadian.
- Fetal Position Rebirth: Upon being defrosted in 1997.
- Goofy Print Underwear: His Union Jack underpants. Yeah.
- Human Popsicle: In the first film, to be unthawed when Dr. Evil returns.
- Loveable Sex Maniac: He's silly and zanny and loves shagging.
- Hurricane of Puns: Usually once a film, to the point of Overly-Long Gag.
- Mr. Fanservice: To all the women in the movies.
- Naked People Are Funny: Has no problems walking around in public nude.
- Parental Neglect: He accuses his father of this in the Goldmember song "Daddy Wasn't There".
- Sealed Good in a Can: When he was frozen.
- Twin Threesome Fantasy: With the Japanese girls from the third film.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: His character arc in the third film — for all he's done in life, even being knighted by the queen, his father is neglectful and doesn't respect him.
Played By: Elizabeth Hurley
- Badass: Well, even though he only takes down 2 guards with a Judo Chop, he tells a third guard "Do you know how many men I've killed over the years?"
- The Casanova
- Doctor Evil, I Am Your Father
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He let Austin down twice at the Academy and the Knighting Ceremony.
Austin (when he hears that Nigel was kidnapped): Oh! So, that's why my father wasn't at the Knighting Ceremony.
Basil: Actually, he was kidnapped AFTER you were knighted.
- Papa Wolf
Played By: Michael York
Played By: Fred Savage
Played By: Mike Myers
Austin's arch-enemy, he's the head of Virtu-con, a multinational MegaCorp
that acts as a front for his evil schemes. His goal is always to use some sort of superweapon to hold the world hostage for money. He's completely Genre Blind
and generally acts like a complete idiot that even his henchmen can't take seriously.
- Abusive Parents: Dr. Evil's ridiculously traumatic upbringing. He likewise is one to Scott, though it seems to flip flop regarding the situation. In the third movie, Mini-Me gets a taste of this.
- Affably Evil: He's very humorous, tries very hard to be a Doting Parent and very Adorkable; in spite being a Card-Carrying Villain
- Austin, I Am Your Father: Played for Laughs in the second film, Dr. Evil makes this claim then says he can't back it up. Played straight in the third film, when he's revealed as Austin's long-lost brother.
- Bald of Evil: Seems to be a side-effect of being evil, since Scott starts going bald when he embraces evil like his father.
- Berserk Button: Don't insult Scott or Mini Me
- Big Bad: In all three films.
- Borrowed Catchphrase: At the end of Goldmember, Dr. Evil says "Yeah baby!" Everyone stares blankly at him, and he adds: "No? Just trying it on."
- Card-Carrying Villain: He is a perfect homage to his trope. Just look at his name for starters.
- The Casanova: After drinking Austin's mojo, he absorbs his sexual prowess and seductive skills.
- The Ditz: The movies make fun of how stupid villains in Spy movies are.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Ironically. He has no qualms with taking over the world or just outright destroying it (at least until the ending of Austin Powers in Goldmember), but when he meets Goldmember, the eponymous villain of the third movie, even he was disturbed by him and his actions. "How about no, you crazy dutch bastard!" He's also disturbed when Scott Evil lets his evil laugh gets away with him when he had Mr. Roboto eaten by laser sharks.
- Evil Eyebrows
- Evil Laugh: He loves giving these after dramatic moments.
- Freudian Excuse: Played for Laughs: He was raised by Belgians, who raised him to be evil.
- Genre Blind: Manages to combine it with Genre Savvy, believe it or not. Dr. Evil plays every villain trope he can just for the sake of doing it and is aware that it's expected of the villain, but is either unaware of or refuses to acknowledge that such acts are Bond Villain Stupidity. In the first film he exercises No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dine, and when Scott asks Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him?, Dr. Evil mutters that Scott "just doesn't get it".
- Heel-Face Turn: In the third film.
- Human Popsicle: Like Austin, in the first film. He apparently does this again at the end of the first film, but is already unthawed when the second begins.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be evil, but he does care about his son, despite their complex relationship.
- Papa Wolf: He is very protective of both Scott and Mini-Me.
- Precision F-Strike: Dr. Evil's response to being caught in the first act, before even getting started on his Evil Plan, is simply "... shit."
- The Reveal: He's Nigel Powers' son and Austin's brother.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: When he was frozen.
- Unstoppable Rage: After a Klansmen called Scott Evil a "freak", he ends up going ballistic: He ends up fighting even when being restrained by Steve Wilkos and the other members of security, and after seemingly calming down, he then rushes to attack him again (something that never happens on the Jerry Springer show). And then instigates a full-out brawl on the set. Eventually, he seems calmed down... until Jerry Springer tells security to get Dr. Evil out of the premises ("get this jerk out of here"), upon which his rage was reawakened, and starts fighting with the host, eventually managing to smash a globe in the ensuing stage riot.
- Where Did I Go Wrong?: He asks this about Scott.
- You Have Failed Me: He punishes his minions by dumping them through a trapdoor to be burned alive. When he tries it again in the '90s, the unfortunate Mook is left alive but "very badly burned" and is finally dispatched by another Mook with poor aim. His botched execution is Played for Laughs.
Played By: Verne Troyer
A 1/8th size clone of Dr. Evil created in the second film, he becomes a surrogate son for him, though at times Dr. Evil treats him more as a pet.
- Badass: He kicks Austin's ass in the second film.
- Bald of Evil: Just like the original.
- Big Little Man: His initial introduction in the second film.
- Butt Monkey: Is often physically abused in horrific fashion, but is Made of Iron. In the third film he's thrown in a sack and beaten around walls and furniture, but climbs out with no apparent injuries when let go.
- Cloning Blues: Defied, he never shows any problems being a clone of Dr. Evil, and loves him like a father.
- The Dragon: To Dr. Evil.
- Groin Attack: He is prone to do this on two occasions. In the second film he bites Austin in his junk, and in the third film he accidentally sends a model meteor right into Dr. Evil's testicles. Way to go, A-Hole!
- Heel-Face Turn: In the third film in response to Becoming The Unfavorite to Scott.
- Mini-Me Can Breathe in Space: Mini-Me is ejected out into space unprotected in the second movie, and survives completely unharmed.
- The Voiceless: He doesn't talk apart from saying "Eeee!" and in the "Just the Two Of Us Song" in the second film, he sings "You and I" in a very deep voice.
Dr. Evil's son, created from his semen while he was frozen. Scott is entirely different from his father, foremost being that he's intelligent
and realizes his father's schemes are a stupid waste of time. His efforts to explain this to Dr. Evil only result in insults and brow-beating, so he resigns himself instead to mocking his father and enjoying watching him fail.
- Bald of Evil: When he decides to become evil in the third film, his hair falls out.
- Butt Monkey: Often on the receiving end of Dr. Evil's verbal abuse.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: He is not the idiot his father is — he is aware that Austin will escape his death traps, that Dr. Evil should just cut to the chase and kill Austin when he has the chance, and that his plans will blow up in his face. In the first film he invokes Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him? when his father places Austin in a Death Trap, offering to get his own gun from his room and do it himself, but is shut down.
- Deadpan Snarker: Very deadpan in response to his father.
- Jerk Ass: Somewhat depending on the situation.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: the second film reveals he's actually Dr. Evil's lovechild with Frau.
- Only Sane Man: To an extant, him and Number Two. However, while Number Two is silently exasperated with Dr. Evil's idiocy, Scott is open in calling his father an inept moron with stupid plans.
- Stupid Evil: His Dangerously Genre Savvy decreases in the third film when he turns evil.
- The Unfavorite: After Mini-Me comes into the picture, he gets this from Dr. Evil.
- The Watson: In that he points out why Dr. Evil's plans are stupid and asks why he's not going with something more pragmatic and likely to succeed.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Zigzagged, in the first film he hates Dr. Evil, having been raised by Frau and never knowing his father, and rejects his father's attempts to bond. In the second film he tries to bury the hatchet and make amends, but Dr. Evil has Mini-Me at that point, the son he always wanted. In the third film his turn to evil finally gets him Dr. Evil's respect, but then Dr. Evil performs a Heel-Face Turn and Scott declares his hatred for him again.
Played By: Robert Wagner & Rob Lowe
Dr. Evil's second-in-command until he gets Mini-Me, he was left in charge of the evil empire while Dr. Evil was frozen. Number Two is a brilliant and savvy businessman who is able to build up successful multi-million dollar empires, but finds their assets squandered by Dr. Evil's schemes. He tries unsuccessfully to convince his employer he'd be better of just running a normal business and living the life of a successful businessman rather than a supervillain, but is repeatedly shut down.
Played By: Mindy Sterling
Played By: Mike Myers
- Big Eater
- The Brute: Takes over Random Task's role in the second film.
- Catch Phrase: "I'm dead sexy."
- Fat Bastard: Trope namer.
- Fan Disservice: In the second movie, where he sleeps with Felicity. Send the Brain Bleach!
- Gass Hole
- Heel-Face Turn: He stops being evil at the end of the third film and loses all his weight thanks to his Subway Diet.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Fat Bastard once ate a baby. And then he tries to eat Mini-Me.
- Wire Fu: He tries using this attack in the third film, to the point of visibly held up by wires and calling attention to the people in the background holding him up. Unfortunately, one of the wires breaks halfway through and he's just left dangling in the air.
Played By: Mike Myers
Played By: Fabiana Udenio
Played By: Kristen Johnston
- High Heel-Face Turn: She was sent by Dr. Evil to kill Austin. She quickly became attracted to him, confessing her true motives, and begging him to make love to her.
- Punny Name
Played By: Joe Son
Played By: Paul Dillon
Played By: Gia Carides
Played By: Cheryl Bartel, Cindy Margolis, Donna W. Scott, Barbara Moore, Cynthia Lamontagne
- Ms. Fanservice
- Shout-Out: They have hair like Barbarella.
- Too Spicy for Yog Sothoth: They're mean to distract their targets with sex appeal then kill them with hidden guns. Austin counters this by his own sex appeal i.e his mojo, which even they can't resist leading to...
Fook Mi and Fook Yu
Played By: Diane Mizota and Carrie Ann Inaba
Played By: Kaya Wade
- Butt Monkey: Austin punches her in the face and tries to pull her hair off because he thought she was a man in disguise.