Characters / Bully

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Jimmy Hopkins
  • Action Genre Hero Guy: Jimmy hits almost every beat.
  • Bi the Way: Has the option of romancing male students and well as female in gameplay.
  • Big Man on Campus: Officially elevated to this in the last act: schmoozing with the ladies, surrounded by an entourage, and letting loose a few Tom Cruise gestures because he's just that awesome.
  • Book Dumb: Canceled out, luckily, by his Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense rivals.
    • Actually subverted in sense though; if you consider the mini games that make up the classes as representing actual schoolwork, you as the player have the option to make Jimmy a straight A student. Or, of course, you can fail at everything endlessly. Your choice.
  • Bully Hunter: He's particularly disgusted with how lower caste students prey on each other, rather than face the might of the preps, jocks and others. As he said to Russell, "There are bunch of idiots in this school who need a good beating and you're picking on the few who don't."
  • The Casanova: Given that he's able to get the attention of 8 girls by the end of the game, and six guys too. (His mojo fails on the art professor, however.)
  • Clint Squint: It's a wonder he can even see though those slits.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Jimmy can explore many ways to take down an opponent, ranging from a simple punch in the face, to using a freaking bottle rocket launcher to paste someone from a distance.
  • Covered in Scars: Jimmy's dome is marred by a few scars, which disappear if you grow his hair out..
  • Cultured Badass: Art classes show that Jimmy has a surprising gift for oil painting.
  • Custom Uniform: For some reason, he and Petey are the only students who wear bright blue uniform vests. The Nerds and the Non-Clique Students respectively wear kelly green and dark teal sweater vests, and Gary has a unique teal vest. The other cliques don't wear school sweater-vests.
    • In beta screenshots, the Non-Clique Students wore blue vests the same color as Jimmy's. It's probable that they were switched to dark teal to make Jimmy stand out more.
  • Cutscene Incompetence: Whenever Gary's around, Jimmy seems to lose the ability to do anything besides clench his fists, scuff his feet, and huff. This could be justified by Jimmy's slight twinge of pity and remorse for losing Gary as a pal.
    • There's also a scene where Jimmy sees a pack of Townies and claims there's too many of them for him to beat, although that wouldn't be horribly difficult for a player to do.note 
  • Deadpan Snarker: Hopkins' brand of humor, which is helped enormously by him being the Great Stone Face of Bullworth Academy. He especially enjoys running fast ones past the Headmaster (criticizing his dress sense among other things), even during his expulsion proceeding.
    Crabblesnitch: Very droll! A comedian to the end. Well, you are going to have to take your comedic talents elsewhere.
  • Disappeared Dad: No mention is made of his birth/biological father, only that he has had many stepfathers.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: By becoming the school's most powerful leader, he unwittingly becomes a whipping boy for everything that goes wrong. Jimmy tries his best to maintain order, but he's rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic by that point.
  • Eagleland: Probably sums it up best when he's giving a Rousing Speech to the Townies, convincing them to help him stop the all-out brawl at Bullworth Academy in "Complete Mayhem".
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He tackles Gary to kick-off the final boss fight, all because of what Gary said.
    Jimmy: "YOU'RE DEAD!!!" (Tackles Gary right off the roof)
  • Fiery Redhead: A short, pug-faced ginger kid with strawberry blond hair.
  • Former Teen Rebel: According to Dan Houser, if Jimmy were to be portrayed as an adult in the future, he's unlikely to be a criminal and will probably grow up to be a well-adjusted (or at least harmless) individual.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: By the end of chapter three and start of chapter four.
  • Genius Bruiser: Can prove to be a straight-A student, although he still leaves most of his tactical decisions up to Pete.
  • Genre Blind: Mostly when Gary's around.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's stingy with kind words and not particularly philanthropic; he'll protect you from bullies in exchange for cash on the nail. Very rarely does he act out of the goodness of his heart.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Principal Crabblesnitch notes that at the end of the game, he is a good person at heart though admittedly he is a bully, and decides not to send a letter to his mother regarding his expulsion.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Jimmy originally set out to quash the bullying. However, the popularity goes to his head and he becomes a pale copy of Gary, even inheriting the latter's punching bag Pete .
  • High School Hustler: A hard-assed incarnation, though you'd need to be to survive in a place like Bullworth. He's also less adept at it than Gary, resorting to fisticuffs rather than flattery and lies.
  • It Runs in the Family: Jim scores with an absurd number of girls throughout the game. It must be in the genes, seeing as how his mother is a serial divorcée.
  • Kavorka Man: He's not considered good looking - Zoe even makes fun of him for being short and having no fashion sense. But he gets with every hot girl at the school.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: He shows utter disrespect to pretty well everybody, but he ultimately does lay everything on the line to safeguard Bullworth. He also shows a softer side to the ladies: When Mandy breaks down at seeing voyeuristic posters of her that the Nerds wallpapered all over the town (with Jimmy's help), Jim tries to console her; then, seeing it did no good, he leaves to deface the posters before the school board sees them.
  • Knight Templar: Arguably, he must become the school's biggest bully in order to stop the bullying.
  • Married to the Job: Not moments after professing love for Zoe, he turns on his heels and races back to Bullworth upon hearing it's in trouble. "Duty calls!"
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's probably the second or third fastest kid in Bullworth.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Despite not appearing very muscular, Jimmy can hold his own in a fight against opponents bigger than he is...including Russell.
  • The Napoleon: He's short for his age, which is one of the very many things responsible for his general belligerence.
  • Odd Friendship: Despite Pete typically being the type of boy that the students at Bullsworth Academy would target, he is friends with him regardless. At the end of the game he decides that he would be an excellent choice for the head boy.
  • Only Sane Man: Well, he, Pete, and Zoey share this. Still, Jimmy deserves special mention, as his scathing sarcasm at everybody else's insanity/ stupidity flies completely over their heads.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: His height is of no disadvantage to him in a fight. Jimmy can take on an entire clique in a fist fight single handed and walk away a winner.
  • Pride Before a Fall: It's even part of the last story-based chapter: "The Fall and Rise of Jimmy Hopkins, Aged 15"
    • Which is also a reference to the 1970s book, "The Fall and Rise of Jimmy Hoffa," by Walter Sheridan.
  • The Stoic: Hopkins rarely smiles, and even at his angriest, his voice is rather muted. Only Gary manages to get a rise out of him.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Jimmy cobbles together his own little harem as the game progresses. It helps that every girl in school is a Statuesque Stunner, towering over all the non-Prefects.
    • With the exceptions of Trent and Cornelius, however, all the kissable guys are on the shorter end of the scale.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Gary builds him up as the school hero, only to muddy his reputation in the final act.

Gary Smith
  • Abusive Parents: You can get an image of Gary's home life by piecing together bits of gossip, and it doesn't sound like he has a good one. Mr. Smith, the super-rich self-made man who can be seen in Bullworth Town, is Gary's grandfather. Gary's father did not turn out well, and ended up in an unhappy marriage with a woman of a seedy background from New Coventry. And poor Gary got dumped at Bullworth as soon as he was old enough.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: A sociopath that has apparently been off of his meds. He mentions that his problem is "ADD, primarily."
    • He fits the criteria for Antisocial Personality Disorder to a T, being callous, manipulative, cruel and using charm to achieve his means with no remorse or empathy whatsoever. He could also have a conduct disorder, which can be a precursor diagnosis to APD and can account for his defiant behavior. ADD is often co-occurring with both disorders.
  • Bad Samaritan: He's the first person at Bullworth to act friendly to Hopkins, so naturally, he's the root of its evil.
  • Barbaric Bully: Averted. In a game about bullying and High School politics, the Big Bad is actually a weaselly loner who tries to use cunning and manipulation to come out on top.
  • Between My Legs: When Jimmy finally confronts him on the roof, the camera switches to this view.
  • Big Bad: The ultimate bully in Jimmy's eyes as Gary manipulates everyone from Jimmy, to the principal, to even all the clique leaders.
  • Blessed with Suck: Gary views his own intelligence as this. Although he's diagnosed with ADD, this is another classic symptom of sociopathy: proneness to boredom and obsessive need for stimulation.
  • Brains and Brawn: Brains to Jimmy's Brawn. He was later replaced by Pete.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Gary's paranoia is so all-encompassing that he can't help but betray people.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Many of his remarks towards different characters and about society as a whole usually condescending and cynical.
  • Deal with the Devil: Gary makes the same sales pitch to everybody when tempting them to the dark sid— er, his clique. First he promises to divide Bullworth between them 50-50, then pretends to assume a strictly advisory role. Earnest is especially susceptible thanks to his own naked lust for power and messiah complex.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: If the comically-large scar over his eye, bouts of psychosis, and thinly-veiled contempt for all around him wasn't enough, he dressed up as an S.S. Officer for Halloween!
  • Diabolical Mastermind: As shadow leader of the various cliques. The Nerds, Jocks, and Greasers are made to wage war on each other, not realizing their orders all came from the same place.
  • Dirty Coward / "Get Back Here!" Boss: In the last confrontation, Gary leads you up the dilapidated bell tower, hoping you'll slip and fall. He fires some taunts and turns over wheelbarrows full of cement blocks from above.
  • Disney Villain Death: Not really, (this is a family game), but Hopkins does shove him off the school roof and into the skylight above Crabblesnitch's office.
  • Engineered Public Confession: Jimmy doesn't even plan it that way; Gary can't stop running his fool mouth off about how he fooled everybody. Crabblesnitch overhears his evil rant and expels him.
  • Exposition Fairy: Gary acts as one in "This is Your School".
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Nope. Averted. There is no line that he seems unwilling to cross. Even in the last fight with him, it's unknown whether he was chucking things at Jimmy to wear him down for a fistfight or send him flying off the roof of the building.
  • Evil Is Hammy: "Face it: I'M SMARTER THAN YOU! HYAAAAAHH!!"
  • Final Boss: He's the last boss fought in the game.
  • For the Evulz: Gary represents abuse of power for its own sake, making him the ultimate bully in Jimmy's eyes.
  • Freudian Excuse: Half way through the first chapter he excitedly stated that he was off his meds. His behavior implies that he may also suffer from Schizophrenia. These two factors play a large role in humanizing him.
    Gary: "Well – A.D.D., primarily, but also life, my parents, this school, western civilization, but really, honestly, enough about me…"
  • Heel Realization:
    Jimmy: You are sad, man.
    Gary: I may be sad, but I run your world, moron! And don't you forget it!
  • High School Hustler: Deconstruction of the Ferris Bueller archetype, expertly manipulating students and staff for his personal gain. As Bully demonstrates, only a psychopath would be this good at it.
  • Idiot Ball: Gary seems to be immune to the effects of an Idiot Ball but to carry a very powerful one at all times. It's the most reasonable explanation as to why everyone seems to lose half of their IQ whenever Gary talks to them. People who previously talked about how he was an unstable psychopath are always willing to take him at his exact word, and Jimmy never seems to think of just beating him up.
  • Informed Flaw: Gary is supposed to be the most hated student in Bullworth but yet, whenever Gary makes some sort of lies and manipulations, they immediately listens to him over the reliable Jimmy Hopkins with Crabblesnitch even lauding him as one of the ideal student for the head.
  • It Amused Me: When Jimmy asks, "Why'd you do it?", this is his response. The fact that Gary took the Principal hostage and turned the school into a warzone, yet is still Head Boy makes his victory all the sweeter; in Gary's mind, he's proven his superiority over the "little people."
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Gary comes off like a immature braggart in Chapter 1, forming his own clique with Jim and Pete while simultaneously claiming that friendship is just illusory. It later turns out Gary isn't hypocritical or putting up a tough exterior: he really is that evil.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After being expelled in place of Jimmy, NPC chatter reports that he's skulking the belltower like the Hunchback of Notre Dame (though this is probably an exaggeration) and - more likely - living in the trailer park with the Townies.
  • Let No Crisis Go to Waste: Once Jimmy becomes Bullworth's King, Gary ratchets up the chaos by letting rats loose in the library, destroying the Preps' antique trophies, getting Johnny sent to the asylum, and setting the gym on fire. This ends up turning all the cliques against Jimmy.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: Gary couldn't conquer the cliques with his fists, and needed a brute like Jimmy to lead them. Once Jimmy becomes the King of School, Gary undoes the efforts he took to improve Bullsworth Academy and arranges for his expulsion, leaving the leaderless and confused gangs in need of a hand: Gary Smith's.
  • Loners Are Freaks: There's a reason we rarely see Gary following the fight in the sewers: He spends nearly all his waking moments in the dormitory, making plans. In doing so, however, he missed out on all the action Jimmy was having around town; adventures that, in theory, Gary could have participated in, instead.
    "While you were off wasting your time with whores like Lola, I was in the dorm, planning. While you were racing bikes, while you were playing at the carnival like a child, my plan was coming together!
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Among his pet hates are his parents, his school, "small" people, and western civilization.
  • Motive Rant: An extended one in the finale, which proves his undoing.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: As his Halloween costume suggests, Gary is a non-too-subtle parody of Adolf Hitler (right down to the haircut). A hysteric xenophobe, possibly suffering from some form of parental neglect or mental illness, who comes to power by way of a series of extralegal maneuverings, sets fire to Bullworth's gym in his very own riff on the Reichstag, and talks constantly of ruling his own evil imperium someday.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: He's a whiz at manipulation and backstabbing, but a in a straight fistfight his bark proves to a lot bigger than his bite.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Somehow, he was apparently able to convince all of the cliques to trust him, although most, if not all of their leaders show open disdain for Gary.
  • Offstage Villainy: Most, if not all of his actions and manipulations are done offscreen although this is justified as the game is mostly done from Jimmy's point of view.
  • Sanity Slippage: Becomes more excitable (and erratic) after going off his meds. "I should've gone off those pills a long time ago!"
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Jimmy eventually does take over the school before him, just as he suspected — which wouldn't have happened if Gary hadn't accused Jimmy of trying to taking over.
  • Smug Snake: Gary's general tone of voice could best be described as "seething contempt." He's the "would-be Magnificent Bastard but too arrogant to pull it off" version of a Smug Snake - although he does manage to become the Big Bad he's utterly incapable of maintaining it.
  • The Social Darwinist: Frequently proclaims his contempt for "weak people" and the necessity of betraying your friends first. He's also under the delusion that everybody in the world thinks just like him, including Jimmy.
  • The Sociopath: Textbook case. He's also unable to grasp the difference between holding total power over others and real friendship.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He delivers quite the massive one in the final mission.
  • Take Over the School: His goal all along was to become head of the school, with each of the cliques answering to him.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: His bad temper went mostly unnoticed on the dog-eat-dog campus.
  • Villain Cred: Gary Smith is renowned in the cliques for his sadism, though Jimmy doesn't quite believe it.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Crabblesnitch lauds him as a role model who isn't afraid of being an "unpopular leader." Doubtless this was his interpretation of why the cliques all loathe Smith, yet seemingly follow him without question.
  • Was It Really Worth It?:
    Jimmy: Oh, congratulations. You're "smarter than me"! You hate everyone and everyone hates you! Genius!
  • We Win Because You Did Not: Gary gloats about this in "Complete Mayhem", explaining that if Jimmy loses against him, he's just another bitch — but if the Head Boy is beaten up, Jimmy will be in even worse trouble. This winds up being moot when the Headmaster overhears his entire speech.
  • Your Mom: The last mistake he makes before Jimmy kicks his ass is insulting Jimmy's mother.

Pete Kowalski
  • Almighty Janitor: Pete is considerably smart, possibly even rivaling Gary. His advice to Jimmy proved to be valuable in his campaign against the Preps and the Nerds, and he also zeroed in on Gary being the one plotting behind their backs.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Petey is suggested to be either bisexual or homosexual because of his pink shirt, oft-mentioned virginity, and lack of friends, not to mention an excruciatingly awkward joke he makes suggesting that Jimmy would make a good male stripper. He's also a fan of Bullworth's televised swim practice sessions.
  • Butt Monkey: Mocked by nerds, stuffed in a garbage can on Halloween night, and receiving no end of torment from his supposed 'friends'. He later admits he put up with Gary and Jimmy's abuse because it was better than the alternative.
  • The Consigliere: Jimmy solves his problems with violence, but he sometimes needs Pete to tell him where to direct that violence. Best demonstrated when Pete advises Jimmy to take on Bif Taylor in a boxing match to subdue the Preppies.
  • Cool Loser: In his own words, he's too cool to be a nerd, but not cool enough to fit in anywhere else. He mainly gets no respect because he never stands up for himself or shows any backbone in a setting where even the nerds will fight back against bullies.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: He really doesn't care for being called Petey, although he's too meek to do anything about it.
  • Extreme Doormat: Don't get us started. Just watch the cutscenes that has him with Jimmy and Gary and you'll see what we mean.
  • Foil: His shy and cautious personality contrasts with both Jimmy and Gary, who are a school bully and a sociopath respectively. As such, he's considered to be a better candidate for head boy.
  • Groin Attack: Falls victim to this in "Slingshot".
    Gary: Don't lie, Petey. Don't you lie. Because you know what happens to liars?
    Petey: No, no. I'm not lying.
    Gary: We kick them in the balls. *kicks Petey in the groin*
  • Loners Are Freaks: Analyzed trope, in contrast to genuinely antisocial Gary Smith. Pete's solitude is taken as proof by the cliques that something's wrong with him.
  • Morality Pet: To Jimmy. Though he treats him like a tag-along kid, he still protects him more than any other character. Might be because, to Jimmy, Pete represents the ultimate "helpless bullying victim".
  • Non-Action Guy: The closest he comes to doing something action-y was during the boss fight against Johnny Vincent, where he operates an electromagnetic crane... after Jimmy knocks out every single Greaser who was in his way.
  • No Respect Guy: Not even Jimmy, who is his only real friend, shows him much respect at all. At the very least, he does get to be the Head Boy at the end of the game.
  • Odd Friendship: Though he's typically the type of boy that a bully would target, he and Jimmy are rather good friends. Gary, in contrast, is a False Friend.
  • Only Sane Man: He continually tries to warn Jimmy about imminent dangers, but Jimmy neglects him more and more as his popularity increases.
  • Pink Means Feminine: He also wears a pink bunny suit in Halloween, but only after being forced into it by Gary. Also, his Bullworth polo appears to have been dyed in the wash.
  • Tiny Schoolboy: The shortest teen character in the game, as he's even shorter than Jimmy and barely taller than the Little Kids! It really doesn't help him in a place like Bullworth. Gary, of course, Lampshades it by mockingly suggesting that he's only just now hitting puberty.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: The Headmaster appointed him Head Boy offscreen.
  • You, Get Me Coffee: Pete almost never accompanies you into a mission, despite repeatedly asking. He does turn up unannounced in a few missions, and proves handy during the Johnny Vincent battle.

Russell Northrop
  • Badass Biker: Russell steals a police motorcycle sometime before Jimmy visits his house.
  • Barbaric Bully: The leader of the "Bullies" clique is a brutish giant who's too dumb to form intelligent sentences.
  • Berserk Button: Insulting his mother. "Russell want vengeance!"
  • The Big Guy/The Brute: Russell has various medical issues both stated and or rumored. His size may be the result of gigantism or acromegaly, since he mentions that Nurse McRae told him he has overactive glands. According to Vance, Russell was once in a psycho ward.
  • Born in the Wrong Century: Some of his NPC chatter suggests he is the Marv of Bully's universe. "Russell would be barbarian king thousand years ago!"
  • Bullfight Boss: The first of several.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Russell's hard head comes in handy for breaking down Bullworth's gate in the finale.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: He's the only clique leader who never turns on Jimmy after being beaten. Like the other punks, Russell will offers to be your bodyguard in free roam mode. He'll also defend you during "Complete Mayhem", later chasing off a cowardly pair of Prefects.
  • Dumb Is Good: Russell is staggeringly stupid, but nevertheless has a sense of justice, as evidenced when Jimmy makes him realize that his bullying is bad.
    "Inside Russell's thick skin; big heart of warrior poet."
  • Dumb Muscle: He's not smart. He can lift a full grown man with one hand and ram the front gates of Bullworth Academy open with his head.
  • Eagleland: This becomes evident when listening to Jimmy's plans for taking back Bullworth: bribe and threaten everybody to stop fighting, and if that doesn't work, Russell will kick the crap out of everyone. ("Russel likes to hurt people! For peace!") Note also Russell's color scheme: a mop of red hair, white polo shirt, and blue jeans.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Albeit it's not so much Russell having a change of heart as it is Jimmy managing to point his bullying tendencies in a safer direction.
  • Hulk Speak: "RUSSELL SMASH!"
  • Meaningful Name: The name "Russell" means "little red one", and he's a redhead.
  • Primal Chest-Pound: Likes to do this before attacking someone.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Russell never sets foot in the school building and is a known felon, but he lives in the posh, Preppy-dominated suburb in Bullworth Vale, suggesting that his family is well off.
  • Starter Villain: He is the first character to antagonize Jimmy. Jimmy eventually has to fight him to complete Chapter 1.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Jimmy after the end of Chapter 1.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Usually fights by just clumsily lashing out with his fists and legs, but this is still enough to knock out a champion boxer like Bif or any one of the Jocks in only a few hits.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Pulls out moves like powerbombs and a Boston Crab when you fight him.

Zoe Taylor
  • Best Served Cold: With Jimmy's help, she vandalizes a portable toilet occupied by Mr. Burton, sending him careering off a cliff in a hail of feces.
  • Birds of a Feather: She shares Jimmy's love of vandalism and giving people what they have coming to them.
  • Custom Uniform: She's the only girl to have a red tartan skirt with her school outfit.
  • Faux Action Girl: According to the dialogue files, she's a very good fighter and quite tough for a girl. In the game itself though, all the girls share the same stats, and are the weakest characters by a large margin. Probably justified though, since Zoe couldn't have been programmed to be tough and aggressive without tinkering with the mechanics a lot.
  • Fiery Redhead: Bright red hair, likes to fight, her idea of a good date is vandalism...
  • Last Girl Wins: She's the last girl that Jimmy meets and dates, and the one he's with at the end of the game.
  • Miscarriage of Justice: When Zoe angrily reported on Burton's wandering hands, the faculty showed her the door. Jimmy arranges for her to be re-enrolled at the Academy.
  • Tomboy: According to the dialogue, she'd rather roughhouse and fight than do girly stuff.

Dr. Crabblesnitch
  • Adults Are Useless: While he means well, he's completely blind to just about everything wrong with the school he runs. Fortunately, Jimmy persuades him to help make Bullsworth a better school, such as firing Mr. Hattrick and Mr. Burton.
  • All Psychology Is Freudian: Downplayed - he seems to think most of Jimmy's problems can be attributed to his mother.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: An ex-Prefect himself, he will not hesitate to bust you on campus. He's also the only NPC who never runs out of stamina. Good thing he only appears once.
  • Big Bad: Subverted. Though he initially appears to be the main antagonist of the game (and was originally intended to be), it ultimately turns out that he's a Reasonable Authority Figure and that Gary Smith is the real Big Bad.
  • Born in the Wrong Century: He seems to believe the 1950s never ended, going by his style of dress and his attitude towards bullying.
  • Brutal Honesty: He never minces his words, and lets students know if he judges them as unpopular or troublesome. He has no problem revealing his biases towards the jocks and preps and his dislikes towards nerds and greasers.
  • The Chamberlain: Cheekily implied by his outward appearance and unabiding trust in Gary Smith's leadership. Which makes Jimmy a miniature Winston Churchill, if you like.
  • Condescending Compassion: His attitude towards nerds, greasers, Jimmy, townies, and the like whenever they are victimised.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Sometimes. For example, if Jimmy is failing at English when brought into Crabblesnitch's office, he might quip "too stupid to speak your native language properly."
  • Dean Bitterman: Downplayed. He stays on Jimmy's case, but doesn't even consider to expel him until he has no choice due to Jimmy's vandalizing of City Hall in broad daylight.
  • Distressed Dude: In the climax, Gary somehow ties him up and leaves him to rot in his office.
  • Do Wrong, Right: His voice files reveal he is not opposed to beating nerds up or keeping them in their place, but he can criticize Jimmy for going too far or getting caught.
  • Game-Over Man: He'll lecture Jimmy the first couple of times you're "Busted". After that, he sentences Jimmy to menial labor.
  • Get Out: Jimmy gets busted for vandalism in the game's final act, which results in his expulsion. At first, Crabblesnitch tries to dismiss Jimmy civilly, but when the youth presses on with denouncing the school and its faculty, the Head angrily throws him out.
  • Kavorka Man: Word of Dante says the reason Burton stays on at Bullworth is because he has dirt on Crabblesnitch; the unmarried Headmaster is, most likely, dating his secretary on the sly.
  • Non-Giving-Up School Guy: If provoked in free roam.
  • Politically Motivated Teacher: Downplayed - his dialogue occasionally shows a strong dislike of socialism, an adherence to social classes, his longing for the good old days, and reverence of authority can be used to make guesses about his political views. He has no qualms about letting these views out or guiding his actions.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: If you can actually get his attention, he does the right thing. Getting it is the hard part though...
  • Selective Enforcement: If Jimmy does it, it's fighting and violent conduct. If anyone else does it, it's school spirit and hijinks. He makes this distinction clear in your second conversation with him.
  • Stern Teacher: Revealed at the end.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: He views townies, nerds, carnival freaks, and greasers as bad sources of influence, among others.


Davis White

  • Fragile Speedster: Tied with Wade for least-tough kid in the Bullies clique. However, there are a couple of missions where Jimmy has to chase him down, and it is quite tricky to keep up with him.

Ethan Robinson

  • Gratuitous Ninja: Ethan believes that it is awesome, and it's a sad world when people don't believe in Ninjas.

Tom Gurney

  • Shout-Out: He hates shoes, just like another, more famous Tom.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Oddly, he only takes part in The Setup as backup for Davis and doesn't appear in any other missions involving the Bullies.

Trent Northwick

  • Bi the Way: You can catch him on a date with Kirby.
  • Handsome Lech: He's a blonde haired pretty boy who constantly brags about his success with girls and dates boys on the side

Troy Miller

Wade Martin

  • Brother-Sister Incest: Not intended, but he can sometimes be seen making out with his sister Christy. This is because the game designers would have had to write special code to make sure they didn't, and they either didn't bother, or didn't realize - see all the confusion about names.
  • Fiery Redhead: Hot tempered dude with red hair. So, yeah.


Derby Harrington

  • Arch-Enemy: To Johnny.
  • Dirty Coward: Lets his friends soften Jimmy up during his boss fight while he hides behind the counter, only coming out to fight when Jimmy is outnumbered. He also doesn't ever fight Johnny Vincent directly, preferring to let Bif do his dirty work.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Even after Jimmy brings the Preppies in line, Derby quite easily tricks Jimmy into getting in trouble with the Greasers.
  • No Sell: During his boss fight, he auto-blocks wrestling moves. As the strategy guide explains, "that's not how preppies fight."
  • Out-of-Character Moment: In the ending cutscene, he appears among a crowd of students and teachers applauding Jimmy, which is very uncharacteristic of him, considering how unpleasant he is to Jimmy during the game. This is likely due to the fact that Jimmy saved Bullsworth from Gary.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: During his boss fight with Jimmy, he keeps running away from the fight to hide behind the bar while other preppies fight Jimmy for him.
  • Smug Snake: He's exceptionally smug. He believes that breeding, nepotism and snobbery are more important than actually being able to fight.
  • Trying to Catch Me Fighting Dirty: His unique fighting style during his boss fight mixes in illegal boxing moves.

Bif Taylor

  • The Brute: One of the strongest students in the game - only Russell is stronger than him in free roam.
  • The Dragon: To Derby Harrington.
  • Jerk Jock: Most of his dialogue is either about beating people up or about how great a boxer he is.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Derby.

Pinky Gauthier

Bryce Montrose

  • Frivolous Lawsuit: One of his favourite threats.
  • Guide Dang It: Is listed in the strategy guide as a non-clique student, confusing many that use that resource to try and complete the yearbook photos. Of course, with his family's finances how they are, that might soon be a reality.
  • Impoverished Patrician: His dad lost nearly everything on the stock exchange, and is lying to his prep friends about his continued wealth.
  • Non-Idle Rich: Not through choice - he has to work at the yacht club to pay his tuition. He presents it as how they begged him to "provide his services" and plays up the importance of his role.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: Outright admits his parents have sheltered him from so much in life.
  • Wealthy Yacht Owner: Subverted - despite being a member of the club and making contacts there, his family is the only family at Golf and Yacht Club without a boat.
  • You Are What You Hate: Is probably the most vitriolic prep about the poor and working class and the most boastful about his wealth. In reality, his dad lost the family fortune and now he has to work his way through Bullworth.

Chad Morris

  • Enemy Mine: In The Wrong Part of Town, he pairs up with Jimmy and Algie against the greasers.
  • Generic Guy: Within the prep clique: Chad Morris has no major personality traits not shared by the rest of the clique. His arrogance, snobbery, hatreds for the poor and greasers, and likes and dislikes are pretty standard for a prep.
  • Hidden Depths: Is hinted to be an environmentalist, used to run track, and was an applicant for the Glee Club (he claims he was too big to get in). However, relatively unique among the Preps that none of his Hidden Depths threaten his status within the clique.
  • Nature Lover: Zig-zagged. He has a dog he loves and is hinted to be an environmentalist, but he's the prep who boasts of having shoes made out of genuine puppy leather.
  • Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: "I can afford to broke the rules. I'm a prep." He tried getting his father to bribe his biology teacher into giving him an A, and offers opponents money to let him win fights.
  • Small, Annoying Creature: His dog.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: After the Enemy Mine mission above,

Gord Vendome

  • Camp Bi: Fashion and grooming obsessed.
  • First Guy Wins: Is popular in the fandom for being the first kissable boy who interacts with Jimmy in the storyline, though it is possible to kiss Cornelius before him. Not that many people would.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Sometimes he lapses from posh English to normal American. No reason for it, he just does, and no one seems to notice.
  • Slumming It: Is hinted to not be opposed to the concept.

Justin Vandervelde

Parker Ogilvie

  • Ambiguously Bi: A couple of Dummied Out lines show Parker getting distressed at someone's relationship with Gord. It's hard to tell without the context of the lines, but one theory is Parker was intended to be bi.
  • Casanova Wannabe: He is completely hopeless with women, and really wants a girlfriend.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: His Dummied Out interactions with his garden gnome are very similar to someone going through a rocky relationship, only for their partner to die.
  • Jerkass Façade: Whenever he does something nice, he immediately goes into damage control. He sometimes gives money to beggars, but always insults them afterwards to his friends. He is willing to be friends with people outside the clique, as long as he's not seen with them.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: An unusual case, he seems to be a nice guy by nature and has trouble balancing his nice guy impulses with the arrogance that the Preppies demand.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Can't get a girlfriend and is implied to not really be happy with his friends.
  • Odd Name Out: Ogilvie is a Scottish last name.
  • Our Gnomes Are Weirder: Deleted audio has him being...very fond of a gnome he calls Gnomey, left in tears after its destruction.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: He doesn't understand why he isn't a jerkass like the other Preps, and he doesn't understand why he can't buy a girlfriend. And often friends.

Tad Spencer

  • Abusive Parents: His father beats him, as evidenced by some of the responses he gives in fights. Like most stuff in the game, these are played for laughs.
  • Big Fancy House: Even by prep standards - his garage has its own address. The Spencer estate features in a few missions.
  • Distinction Without a Difference: During "The Eggs":
    Tad: Now, tell me, Hopkins. Is true you said I was inbred?
    Jimmy: No.
    Tad: Because first cousins is legal, my friend. Legal.
    Jimmy: Yeah, Okay.
    Tad: Yeah, and just because my elder brother doesn't have a chin and ended up in a lunatic asylum, it doesn't mean anything.
    Jimmy: Whatever, Tad, your family is your business.
    Gary: Don't lie, Jimmy. You said Tad was probably a hermaphrodite with that much inbreeding.
    Jimmy: Hermaphro-what?
    Gary: Don't act dumb. You said his mom is also legally his aunt, and that he probably had webbeb toes.
    Tad: I don't. Well, only on one foot.
  • Domestic Abuse: His dad hits his mother.
  • Kissing Cousins: "First cousins is legal, my friend. Legal."
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Of the awful family life variety.
  • Nouveau Riche: Pretends to be Old Money. Is happy explaining this situation to everyone, from Jimmy to his fellow preps, so it's unclear why he even bothers.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He wants to make his overbearing father proud.


Johnny Vincent

Lola Lombardi

  • Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them: Pretty much how her side of her relationship with Johnny works. She appears to actually have feelings for him despite her cheating habits.
  • Fille Fatale: She's pretty overtly sexual with her dialogue (bike races make her... excited) and she's already using her looks to con gifts and homework help out of the male students.
  • Going Commando: Implied. Trent claims that she falls under this trope, though it's possible that it's wishful thinking on his part...then again, it IS Lola.
    Trent: Lola doesn't wear underwear, she showed me."
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: She wears a leather jacket over a pink belly shirt and tight leather pants. No clue how she gets away with it since Bullworth is supposed to have a school uniform.
  • Hidden Depths: Seriously. Blink and you'll miss hearing it, but she philosophizes about the point of life and humanity. She also enjoyed reading The Iliad.
  • It's All About Me: She gets upset when Johnny is angry with her, but never figures out that her casual infidelity is what keeps setting him off.
  • Really Gets Around: Yep. Chapter 3 starts with her cheating on Johnny with Gord. She also cheats with Chad, and even led Algie on.
  • Your Cheating Heart: She's Johnny's girlfriend. She is not exclusive.

Norton Williams

  • Drop the Hammer: "The Tenements" ends with a showdown vs. the last remaining Greaser, Norton Williams — and his sledgehammer. This would be a good time to load the slingshot and run.
  • Gentle Giant: Sort of. He still bullies and fights, but he also likes to contemplate poetry and artwork.
  • Large and in Charge: It's unclear whether he or Peanut is the clique's 2nd in command, but it is clear which one of them listens to the other one.
  • Leet Lingo: He references it when fighting a nerd.
    Norton: If you say owned, pwned, or ownage, I'm going to make this hurt a lot more than it has to.

Peanut Romano

Hal Esposito

Lefty Mancini

  • Smoking Is Cool: Fully believes this. He's already got a chain-smoking habit and he keeps a cigarette behind his ear.
  • Knife Nut: Also a fan of switchblade knives. Supposedly he accidentally swallowed one once.

Lucky De Luca

  • Hidden Depths: Looks like just another Greaser. Advocates staying in school, and learning a trade even if you do choose higher education as well.

Ricky Pucino

  • Enemy Mine: Teams up with Jimmy in "Beach Rumble" to beat up some Preps.
  • Heartbroken Badass: He broke up with a girlfriend relatively recently and about half his dialogue is over missing her.

Vance Medici

  • Pirate: His unique costume.
  • Bi the Way: Aside from his fixation on his hair (which to be fair isn't necessarily 'gay' anyhow) he doesn't really give any evidence that he might prefer guys.


Ted Thompson

  • Arch-Enemy: To Earnest.
  • Jerk Jock: Not that the others aren't, but Ted is the biggest one.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: He mocks Jimmy in the fourth chapter and regards him as a psycho for defeating the Preps and Greasers and claims that Jimmy isn't a threat to him because he's taken down linebackers

Mandy Wiles

  • All Guys Want Cheerleaders: She's widely considered the hottest girl in the school.
  • Alpha Bitch: Considering the academy she attends, it's something you would expect.
    Mandy: Let's see. Who should I humiliate and socially destroy today?
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: After the risque posters of her are put up and Jimmy tears them down even though she'd never been anything but mean to him, she starts being nicer to people.
  • Heel Realization: She admits that, even if the humiliation she suffered was very harsh, she did pretty much have it coming for being so mean to everyone.
  • Hidden Depths: Implied to be deeply insecure and suffering from an eating disorder.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Even before the events of Chapter 4, Angie claims that Mandy's actually really nice once you actually get to know her.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: starts showing interest in Jimmy after he helps her.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only female jock.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She becomes more good-natured and likable after getting knocked off the top of the social totem.

Damon West

  • Dragon-in-Chief: Subverted (see The Starscream)
  • Scary Black Kid: Larger and stronger than everyone else, black... yep, he fits the bill.
  • The Starscream: Subverted. Damon may be tougher than Ted and he talks a bit of crap about how he'd make a better clique leader than Ted behind Ted's back, but whenever he's around Ted he's servile and repeats everything Ted says. Also justified in that Ted's the quarterback and thus the most important player on the football team and thus the most important Jock - if Damon were to try to take over the clique he'd probably just get kicked out of it.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: After Jimmy saves his best friends from a fire, you'd expect him to be a bit nicer to him, right? Nope. He still attacks him on sight all the same.

Bo Jackson

  • Aloof Big Brother: It's implied he is the big brother of Gloria and Lance. If so, he fits this trope.
  • Good Parents: One of the few kids to talk about his parents who has a well-adjusted but not overly reliant relationship with them.
  • Hypocrite: He calls Jimmy a Bully for 'apparently' burning down the Gym. Yeah sure Bo, Jimmy is the bully.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Lovable Jock: Bo's the jock who's a nice guy by nature but forced to be a jerk by peer pressure and social expectations. He's a bit of a counterpart to Parker in the Preppies.

Casey Harris

Dan Wilson

  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Smaller than most of the other jocks, but can still batter a nerd silly like the rest of them.
  • The Quisling: He was a nerd, then he turned on them to join the Jocks.

Juri Karamazov

  • Blood Knight: Well, as close as one can get in a school environment. When watching a fight, he often offers to take on the winner.
  • Funny Foreigner
  • He-Man Woman Hater: He's greatly frustrated that women aren't impressed with his (self-proclaimed) manliness, and attributes it to them being "weak".
  • Hidden Depths: Can be heard pondering about the impacts of pharmaceuticals, and in contrast to the rest of his persona, wondering what it's like to be a girl.
  • Husky Russkie: To be fair it's not certain that he's Russian, but he's pretty big and definitely from eastern Europe.
  • The Social Darwinist: Believes that the strong should always rule.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Wrestling is great! It's true man versus man competition, no room for wimps! He also uses wrestling moves when he fights.

Kirby Olsen

  • Armored Closet Gay: Every time he makes out with Jimmy, he threatens him if he tells anybody.
  • Catch Phrase: "IT'S POUNDCAKE TIME!"
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Possesses the same height and stature as Dan, and the same fighting prowess.
  • Unusual Euphemism: A non-double entendre one, he calls bullying and physical beatings "poundcake".
  • Wimpification/Flanderization: Well, there's no trope called Gayification, so the slash fandom's tendency to twist canon and selectively omit bits of it to make Kirby gayer is a combination of those two tropes.

Luis Luna

  • Hidden Depths: Some dialogue of his indicates that, despite his disdain for academics, he can at least still perform half decently at them.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Uses a wrestling stance like Juri and uses pro wrestling moves when he fights. They are sparing partners.


  • All There In The Voice Files: Everything we know about him was found by listening to all his dialogue lines after the voice files were leaked.
  • Dummied Out: Only appears in one scene in the game - the cutscene at the beginning of The Gym is Burning. Despite this he has a unique fighting style and a full set of dialogue programmed. More curiously, his dialogue set contains the same lines as clique leaders rather than regular students.
  • Fetish: Implied to be part of the reason he's so obsessed with wrestling.
  • Manly Gay: Combined with He-Man Woman Hater - it's speculated that this aspect of his personality is why he got removed from the game.
  • Shout-Out: His name is Bob, and one of the wrestling moves he threatens to use is a cross-face chickenwing - the Finishing Move of real wrestler Bob Backlund.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Both his father and grandfather get on his case to do well at sports and he's paranoid about disappointing them.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Although he's an amateur wrestler, he still threatens to clothesline and suplex his opponents.


Earnest Jones

Algernon "Algie" Papadopoulos

  • Butt Monkey: He's considered the least popular and most uncool kid in the entire school. Even the Principal refers to him as "that fat boy who wets himself."
  • Momma's Boy: Algie's mother spoiled him horribly before he came to Bullworth, and it's part of why he so completely fails to fit in.
  • Potty Failure: Frequently, and Played for Laughs.
  • Totally Radical: In a bid to try and look cooler, he starts trying to speak (painfully) in Jive. He only stops if he's spoken to in the way he normally speaks.
    Algernon: Yo, Jimmy, I'm over here! Gimme five, dude!
    Jimmy: Ahh, no.
    Algernon: Heh, heh... Yeah, well, cat, looks like your homies took care of some lames for us.
    Jimmy: What are you talking about?
    Algernon: Don't get fresh wit' your homies!
    Jimmy: Can you please talk normally?
    Algernon: This is my normal style of rapping, bro. Hoo, hoo, hoo!
    Jimmy: Alright, enough! WHAT'S MY QUEST?
    Algernon: Ah, right. Salutations, sir James!
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Especially in the mission 'Save Algie'. His cries for help when a bully gets near him could shatter glass.

Beatrice Trudeau

Bucky Pasteur

  • No Indoor Voice: Not as loud as Troy, but most of what he says is in a rather loud tone.
  • Just Friends: Beatrice is oblivious to his obvious feelings for her.

Cornelius Johnson

  • Camp Bi: Jimmy can seduce him, and he seems to go gaga for boys giving him romantic presents. Talk around the school says he played a dead-on Juliet in the school play. He also has an unrequited crush on Mandy.
  • Expy: Some people say they see him as an expy of Steve Urkel

Donald Anderson

  • Beware the Nice Ones: Well, beware the mild-mannered ones. Donald is the stereotypical rage-filled nerd and he keeps a meticulous list of people who he hates.
  • Insufferable Genius: He loves to call people idiots and put up his own intelligence while denigrating other peoples.

Fatty Johnson

  • Big Eater: Once seen bolting down chocolate and smearing it all over his face; Trent claims that once he tried to give Fatty a wedgie and found a piece of pizza in his pants.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: He calls himself Fatty, even. (A beta version of the character was named Francois.)
  • Gonk: His beta version was even worse - Francois was fatter than Fatty and didn't have his pants pulled up.

Melvin O'Connor

Thad Carlson

  • Carry a Big Stick: Thad's weapon of choice is a yardstick.
  • Covert Pervert: Surprisingly, Thad's found to be the one who's wallpapering Bullworth Town with nude posters of Mandy.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Apparently, he's one of the key weapons-makers of the Nerds; according to Troy, he built a grenade out of an eraser.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: As well as being a lot more aggressive than most Nerds, Thad reportedly attacked Peanut Romano a year before the game began, hitting him hard enough to break his yardstick over Peanut's head. For good measure, he managed to escape a beating from the Greasers in spite of this.
  • Worthy Opponent: Considered this by the other cliques.

    Non-Clique Students 

Angie Ng

  • Ambiguously Asian-ish: Black hair and an Asian last name, but no trace of an accent and only one dialogue reference of anything Asian-ish.
  • Meganekko: Angie wears glasses and she's usually one of the nicest girls on campus.
  • Mirthless Laughter: She laughs when someone flirts with her and makes her nervous, when someone scares her, and sometimes just when she can't think of anything to say or do.
  • Well Done Daughter Girl: She constantly stresses out over getting good grades and not disappointing her mother.

Christy Martin

  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's bubbly and friendly. She also talks about setting the school on fire and claims she can use her tie as a garotte.
  • Fiery Redhead: Her fiery-ness is much more muted than that of her brother, but if she gets pushed too far, as described above she can get vicious.
  • Really Gets Around: She'll make out with anybody. Anybody.
  • Redhead In Green: It's just coincidence that Christy has red hair and that the Bullworth Non-Clique uniform is a shade of green, but she does fit the letter of the trope.

Constantinos Brakus

  • The Chew Toy: Everything that can go wrong for Constantinos does.
    • Asshole Victim: But he's such a jerk - sullen and unpleasant at best, and a bully and kleptomaniac at worst - that you're more likely to have a laugh at his expense than sympathize with him.

Eunice Pound

  • Abhorrent Admirer: But you can still make out with her if you wish.
  • Big Eater: "Ever been kicked out of an all-you-can-eat buffet?"
  • Fat Girl: The only one in school, no less, unless you count Ms. Peters.
  • Gonk: Not only is she fat, but she was given an unflattering hairstyle and a very husky, stupid-sounding voice.
  • Noodle Incident: At one point you find her coming out of a bathroom stall. From a boy's bathroom. Accompained by the youngest NPC of the game.

Gloria Jackson

Gordon Wakefield

  • The B Grade: Constantly complaining about this - even thinks Galloway should be fired for daring to give him one. No sign he actually deserves any higher.
  • Big Ego, Hidden Depths: One of the few aversions among the cast's big heads. Most other characters with an inflated opinion have some redeeming traits or insecurities - Gordon just thinks he's that great.
  • Casanova Wannabe: He knows he's a good kisser. He's practiced for years on his arm.
  • It's All About Me: Doesn't understand the fuss about equality, and can often respond to other students' musings by saying "that's great, but not as great as me." He can't stand for positive words to be said about anyone but him.
  • Jerkass: Probably the most unpleasant of the non-clique students. He's far more contemptible a guy than a lot of clique members.
  • Miles Gloriosus: Boasts of his courage and fighting skills - is a massive coward in fights and can frequently be seen crying in fear on the Ferris Wheel.
  • Small Name, Big Ego:
    Gordon: What a silly question! Of course I'm the center of my universe!

Ivan Alexander

Karen Johnson

Lance Jackson

  • Black and Nerdy: Played with. Has nerdy interests, but lacks the social awkwardness of the nerds and decries how reading has obtained nerdy connotations.
  • Only Sane Man: Views himself as this.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Downplayed, mostly. Although he's not as narcissistic as Gordon, Lance can be very haughty and arrogant. Unlike Gordon, however, his own ego seems to be grounded in reality.
  • Straight Man: If you think about it, Lance is the most normal character in the entire game. He just has such a minuscule role it doesn't show much.

Melody Adams

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: About 80% of what comes out of her mouth is about how much she loves school and how well she behaves herself, and most of the rest is complaining about other people not being the same way. But she's by far the nastiest of the little kids.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: She's the stereotypical unbearable goody-two-shoes.
  • Precision B Strike: It's usually tough to get Melody mad enough at you to fight, but her dialogue for beginning an attack? "Bring it, bitch!"
  • Troubling Unchildhood Behavior: A relatively mild example, but it's jarring to hear her threaten to make someone her bitch.

Pedro de la Hoya

  • Hero-Worshipper: He looks up to Jimmy to the point of calling him "Sir".
  • Out-of-Character Moment: He assigns Jimmy two errands - one to put a "Kick Me" sign on someone and another stuff people in trash cans - and acts a vicious brat while giving the errands. This brattiness isn't reflected in any other aspect of his character or in any of his dialogue, and he even has a couple other errands he assigns while under his usual personality.
  • Momma's Boy: Maybe not to the extent of Algie, but he's close.
  • Noodle Incident: At one point you find him in a bathroom stall with Eunice. No explanation given.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: You wouldn't think so, but he can occasionally be encountered fighting a bully like Trent, and can easily hold his own — usually getting several shots in before he gets hit and the prefects come running.

Ray Hughes

  • Mr. Imagination: He likes to imagine himself doing things he's seen in movies or read about in books, and occasionally blabs out what he's imagining, like claiming to be an undercover cop investigating underage drinking parties.
  • Nice Guy: Wouldn't harm a fly.
  • Official Couple: To Eunice, by virtue of being the only boy that is programmed to be seen holding hands with her.

Sheldon Thompson

  • Catch Phrase: "Hi! It's me, Sheldon!"
  • Bratty Half-Pint: An obnoxious goody two-shoes teacher's pet like Melody.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: You wouldn't think so, but he can occasionally encountered fighting a bully like Trent, and can easily hold his own.

Trevor Moore

  • Nerd: Subverted. Trevor's humorless and hyper-focused on academic success, but he follows the social norms that the nerds don't.
  • Only Sane Man: Views himself as this.


Edgar Munsen

  • Ambiguously Brown: His skin tone and clothing style are both Hispanic, but his accent is anything but. His last name is a southern American last name, his first name could be either American, British or Hispanic.
  • Remember the New Guy: The penultimate Townies mission has Jimmy telling Zoe that he needs to find "that Edgar kid". Prior to this Edgar hadn't even been mentioned, let alone properly introduced as a character.

Omar Romero

Clint (aka Henry)

  • Axe Crazy: In his introductory cutscene in Scholarship Edition, he bashes himself in the head repeatedly.
  • Noodle Incident:
    Clint: A cheeseburger is supposed to have cheese! Dumb broad...


  • Amusing Injuries: He claims to have broken his collarbone three times, and he likes having scars because "chicks dig them". He also apparently suffered plenty while trying to break into the Girls Dormitory.
  • Bi the Way: Never does anything remotely effeminate and is openly interested in girls. The only clue you get that he's bisexual is that he'll accept flowers and kiss you.
  • Had To Be Sharp: Given that he might be formally part of the nerd clique then this trope may apply since the nerds are weak and cowardly while the townies are one of the tougher cliques.
  • Nerd: Implied to have previously been one. He still enjoys Grottoes and Gremlins, and in one cutscene tries to get the other Townies interested in it.


  • Good Hair, Evil Hair: His beard, according to the trope image, puts him well south of neutral.
  • Mad Bomber: Was responsible for the arsonist attack in "The Gym Is Burning".
    Gurney: Looks like I lit a little fire under your butts!


  • Small Name, Big Ego: Often believes the reason he got expelled from Bullworth was for being "too smart" - in liklihood, he's probably about as Book Dumb as the rest of the Townies.
    Jerry: Most people don't even like me because I'm more cleverer than them.


  • The Slacker: Depressed over the fact that he'll have to get a job some day, loves being a juvenile because it means he's not held responsible for his actions.

Otto Tyler

  • Napoleon Complex: A mild one; he's one of the smallest townies but calls everyone "kid."


Seth Kolbe

  • Bad Cop/Incompetent Cop: All of the school's Prefects are overly violent, power abusing and corrupt bullies. Seth is just the best example.
  • Hypocrite: Seth likes to call the kids "evildoers"... Pretty rich coming from a sadistic bully that would rather abuse his authority and pick on someone innocent.
  • Jerk Ass: Constantly threatening students with beatings, and really seems to enjoy it to boot.

Karl Branting

  • Large Ham: Good Lord! I appear to have been knocked over!
  • The Napoleon: Another mild case He's about a head shorter than the other prefects and occasionally makes a comment that makes it sound like he's self conscious about it.
  • Token Minority: The only black member of the Prefects.

Edward Seymour II

  • Bring My Brown Pants: One of his knocked-out lines: "I need new underwear..."
  • Large Ham: Kneeeeeeeeeeeel before Edward! Ragh!
  • STD Immunity: Averted. He seems to have contracted...something. He didn't even know you could get a rash there...and it itches like crazy.
  • Upper-Class Twit: Considering his ridiculously classy name (and the fact he often talks about getting another job after being a Prefect), Edward's just using his position to pad out his resume.

Max McTavish

  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Appears to be an in-training version of this. His style of prefecting consists of berating students with gross insults such as "toiletstain" and "smearwipe."
  • Graceful Loser: In one of his knocked-out lines, he actually tells the winner "You should become a Prefect."
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: If only compared to the other prefects - he may be a total jerkass, but he's the only one interested in law and order. Edward is self-absorbed and Karl and Seth are malicious bullies.


Mr. Burton

  • All Men Are Perverts: One mission of his involves the main character sneaking into the girls' dorm to steal their panties to give to him.
  • Career-Ending Injury: Hurt his knee while trying to become a pro football player, had to become a coach at Bullworth instead. He's quite bitter about it.
  • Dirty Old Man: Buys porn, recruits Jimmy to steal girls' panties, gets Zoe expelled because he hit on her and she refused him.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Gym teacher version.
    Mr. Burton: Ah, dodgeball! How I love the sound of boys crying in the morning!
  • Fat Bastard: Despite being a gym teacher, Mr Burton isn't exactly the fittest man on campus.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Even though he encourages both bullying and fighting, he'll still bust people for doing so, even jocks.
  • Pet the Dog: The more gym classes Jimmy passes, the more Mr. Burton comes to respect him, eventually professing that he's tougher than he originally thought.

Mrs. Carvin

Miss Danvers

  • Chekhov's Gunman: After Jimmy vandalizes the town hall, she can be heard scorning him for it, although she cannot be seen. Later in the chapter, she calls him to the front office so he can be expelled for it. For sharp-eared players, this could be an Oh, Crap! moment, as it implies she saw what you did.
  • Sassy Secretary: To anyone who isn't Dr. Crabblesnitch
  • Sexy Secretary: She looks like someone who might have been a hot secretary 20 years ago. Interestingly, at one point in Bully's development, she was younger and hotter, as seen in this old image.
  • Sycophantic Servant: To Dr. Crabblesnitch.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Her whereabouts during Complete Mayhem are unknown, and she is not one of the characters seen clapping for Jimmy right before the credits roll.
  • Yes-Man: She would never even think of contradicting Dr. Crabblesnitch on anything.


Mr. Galloway

  • The Alcoholic: Driven to drinking by relentless bullying over the course of years from Mr. Hattrick.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: One of the few in the school who is actually sympathetic and cares about his students. He holds the rich kids and jocks to the same standards as everyone else, but is fair to them too - Luis Luna tells an anecdote about getting a good grade on an English paper because Mr. Galloway talked him into writing about football.
  • Younger Than They Look: Is only thirty four. The stress of the job and his alcoholism makes him look at least ten years older.

Mr. Hattrick

  • For the Evulz: Comes from a wealthy family and has no financial need to keep his job at Bullworth; he stays there mainly because he enjoys bullying students and faculty.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He tries to get Galloway fired for drinking on the job and being hung over in front of the children. Even though he's motivated by his enjoyment of bullying Galloway rather than concern for the kids, and even though years of his bullying is what drove Galloway to drinking in the first place, he's technically right that Galloway's alcohol problems should preclude him from teaching.
    • Though the game takes the point of view that Hattrick's sins (bullying students and teachers alike while helping the rich students cheat and taking kickbacks) are far worse than Galloway's (drinking).
  • Sadist Teacher: Doesn't think corporal punishment in school is adequate - he wants capital punishment.

Mr. Luntz

  • The Starscream: Constantly plotting to take down Dr. Crabblesnitch, although it's unclear why or what he expects to get out of having done so.

Mr. Matthews

  • Adventurer Archaeologist: Either was this or wanted to be this.
  • Nice Guy: The only bad thing you could say about him is that he's enthusiastic about geography to the point of being a little annoying - but he's still miles better than most of the other teachers in Bullworth.

Nurse McRae

  • The Fatalist: She believes that life is misery and then you die and that's all there is to it so why try to make anything better.
  • School Nurse: The grouchy and unattractive Western version.


  • Catch Phrase: "Shut up and get to work."
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Obsessed with government plots.
  • Delinquents: Was once upon a time the leader of the Greasers.
  • Hot Teacher: According to the girls.
  • Politically Motivated Teacher: Sometimes tries to get the kids to open their eyes to all the government plots he's worried about. He never gets far with it though, because he gets irritated and tells them to shut up and get to work.

Miss Peters

Ms. Philips

Mrs. Peabody

  • Does Not Like Boys: Wishes for Bullworth to be an all girls school. Not only does she punish boys unfairly every chance she gets, she outright brags about it too.

Dr. Slawter

  • Mad Scientist: He's not overtly insane or anything, but he's very morbid and death obsessed, and he likes to get high on ethanol.
  • Meaningful Name: He's the death-obsessed biology teacher. You do the math.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Slawter likes monstrous plants and other morbid scientific curiosities... provided they belong to him, of course.

Dr. Watts

Mr. Wiggins

  • Absent-Minded Professor: Is very knowledgeable on history (especially European), but seems a bit spaced-out on everything else. He mumbles historical facts and debates historical questions with himself under his breath.
  • Delinquents: As a kid. He turned it around while at Bullworth and became a historian. At least the system worked well for one person...
  • Minor Major Character: Due to no real story presence bar one mission cameo in Scholarship Edition and the low spawn rate of teachers in free roam, most players have never encountered him.
  • Trivia: In-universe example: he spouts these under his breath. Did you know that the Spanish Armada had faster ships, but the English ships were more powerful? Or do you want to know how to tell the difference between Italian and Swedish meatballs? Just ask Mr. Wiggins.

    Bullworth Police Department 

Officer Monson

Officer Ivanovich

  • Police Are Useless: Gives Jimmy a couple of errands to do jobs that he should do himself.

Officer Williams

  • Dirty Cop: Double subverted - he's a nice guy and not openly corrupt, but an errand shows he has at least one corrupt dealing with a Bullworth business owner.
  • Glory Days: His days as a high school track star.
  • Police Brutality: Averted.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Seems to genuinely care for juveniles in Bullworth.
  • Token Minority: Only black officer in Bullworth's police department.

Officer Morrison

    Residents of Bullworth 

Miss Abby

Dr. Bambillo

  • The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes: Despite his profession as a psychologist, he has a ton of his own problems: he's very insecure, he's incredibly superstitious, he's something of a douche...
  • Confess in Confidence: He doesn't seem to put much stock in doctor-patient confidentiality. His dialogue on the streets and in conversations reveals much about the students of Bullworth - Gary and Bif are apparently on medication, and Damon is apparently mentally ill.
  • Dr. Jerk: He's a doctor, and also one of the haughtiest, most unpleasant residents of Old Bullworth Vale.

Mr. Ramirez

  • Nice Guy: He's one of the most well-adjusted people in Bullworth.
  • Token Minority: One of the few explicitly Hispanic characters in the game.

Mr. Smith

  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: If you put the random bits of gossip around town together, his family is this. His son was born into privilege but grew up to be a washout who married a woman of ill repute from New Coventry. It's then implied that they are Gary Smith's parents, which would make Mr. Smith his grandfather.
  • Fiction 500: Is rich, even by Bullworth Vale standards.
  • Impossibly Tacky Clothes: His garish gold jewellery and Hawaiian shirt, and in wintertime his leather jacket.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: Views his son as a poor man to inherit his business, but it's too late to stop him.
  • Nouveau Riche: Made his money through his own hard work, unlike a lot of the Bullworth Vale bluebloods.
  • Self-Made Man: He, in his own words, founded...... an Empire.
  • Sketchy Successor: His son is shaping up to be a terrible disappointment.