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Characters: Evil Dead
The characters pertaining to the Evil Dead film series.

Ashley J. "Ash" Williams

Portrayed By: Bruce Campbell
Film Appearances: The Evil Dead (1981) / Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn / Army of Darkness / Evil Dead (2013)

The main hero of the series.

The "Evil Dead" / The Deadites

An evil demonic force of nature, and the Big Bad of the series.

Film Appearances: The Evil Dead (1981) / Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn / Army of Darkness / Evil Dead (2013)

  • Animate Inanimate Object: A few spin-offs show the Necronomicon can speak.
  • Big Bad
  • Demonic Possession
  • Evil Is Hammy
  • Faux Affably Evil: Subverted in a sense, since combining with the above Evil Is Hammy trope and Laughably Evil, its hard to take them seriously. This is plain old averted in the remake though.
  • For the Evulz: Apparently it's sole reason for doing anything.
    • In Evil Dead II, Ash is alone for some time by himself being tormented by the Demon, which logically could have killed him at anytime it wanted. Why doesn't it? Because having driven him Axe Crazy and Laughing Mad, Ash has proven far too entertaining and the Demon is having too much fun to want to kill him just yet. It only renews it's attack on him once the others show up at the cabin.
  • Hive Mind: Somewhat, each Deadite seems to have it's own personality, even though they're all possessed by the same demon.
  • I Have Many Names: Throughout the movies it's called "The Evil" the "Candarian demon", "Rotting Apple Head" and in the 2013 version "The Abomination."
  • I Raped Your Sister: It rapes Ash's sister Cheryl, and David's sister Mia.
  • Knight of Cerebus: In the 2013 version. It is definitely more serious then the demon in the previous ones.
  • Our Demons Are Different: For one thing, they seem to possess Elemental Powers and a few other psychic powers.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: One moment they could be looking like a demon from Hell, the next moment they would be looking like the body of their possessed victim.

Linda

Portrayed By: Betsy Baker (The Evil Dead), Denise Bixler (Evil Dead II), Bridget Fonda (Army Of Darkness)
Film Appearances: The Evil Dead (1981) / Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn / Army of Darkness

Ash's girlfriend in the first movie. Ash was in a pretty good relationship with her, before the demon attacks them. She ends up being possesed by the demon and Ash ends up having to kill her. Regardless, she continues to appear in the sequels via flashbacks.

Professor Raymond Knowby

Portrayed By: Bob Dorian (The Evil Dead / Evil Dead (2013), voiceover), John Peaks (Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn, as a spirit)
Film Appearances: The Evil Dead (1981) / Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn / Evil Dead (2013)

Mrs. Wendy Williams

Portrayed By: N/A
Game Appearances: ''Poker Night 2"

A character exclusive to Ash's appearance in Telltale's Poker Night 2, Wendy is Ash's girlfriend (and later fiancee). She's a kindergarten teacher, and Ash has big plans for their life together. They're gonna settle down, have a nice honeymoon, fix up the Oldsmobile, raise a few kids... Deadites start showing up whenever Wendy and Ash are together, and Wendy is later revealed to be the spirit of the Necronomicon.

  • Arc Words: My life's an open book.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Saves Ash and Dr. Orpheus from hell-demons by teleporting away from danger, but not before giving Ash a little sugar before she's absorbed back into the book.
  • The Ghost: As the entire game takes place around the poker table, she's never seen, but Ash tells the table about her every so often.
  • Ladykiller in Love: Ash jokes about his former girlfriends a lot, but they all seem to be behind him now that he's met Wendy.
  • Shout-Out: Apparently, Wendy and Ash were attacked by an evil doll with a knife once when they were together.
  • Wacky Marriage Proposal: Ash proposed to her by slipping a ring in her margarita, serenading her with a mariachi band... and then the Deadites showed up. He finished them off by the time the food came, though.

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     The Evil Dead 

Cheryl Williams

Portrayed By: Ellen Sandweiss

Scotty

Portrayed By: Hal Delrich

Shelly

Portrayed By: Sarah York

     Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn 

Annie Knowby

Portrayed By: Sarah Berry
  • Badass Adorable
  • Exact Words: One condition of paying Jake to lead them to the cabin is that he has to carry her bags to the cabin. He thought she meant the two small ones in the car, not realising there were several large ones in the trunk.
  • Heroic Sacrifice
  • Killed Off for Real: Stabbed in the back by Ash's evil hand.
  • You Killed My Father: Initially despises Ash and suspects him of having murdered her parents, since he's in their cabin, covered in blood and with a nearby chainsaw. Ones the Deadites begin their attacks however, she quickly realises the truth is far worse.

Jake

Portrayed By: Dan Hicks
  • Asshole Victim: After he gets stabbed in the gut.
  • Bait and Switch: It appears that he's going to get possessed him when the characters are forced to find Bobby Joe, due to the monster seeming to head toward him. Ash gets possessed instead.
  • Jerk Ass
  • Say My Name: "BOB-BY JOEEEEEEEE!"
  • Too Dumb to Live: Throws the Necronomicon's missing pages into the locked cellar, then forces everyone out of the cabin at gunpoint to search for the missing Bobby Joe.

Bobby Joe

Portrayed By: Kassie DePaiva

Henrietta

Portrayed By: Lou Hancock, Ted Raimi (Possessed)
"I'll swallow your soul!"
  • Large Ham: "SOMEONE'S IN MY FRUIT CELLAR! SOMEONE WITH A FRESH SOUL!

Professor Ed Getley

Portrayed By: Richard Domeier

Ash's hand

  • Troll: It seems to have more fun messing with people than it does actually killing them, and even when it does kill something, it's usually timed after something hopeful seems to happen.

     Army Of Darkness 

Sheila

Portrayed By: Embeth Davidtz

Bad / Evil Ash

Lord Arthur

Portrayed By: Marcus Gilbert

Wiseman

Portrayed By: Ian Abercrombie

Duke Henry the Red

Portrayed By: Richard Grove

     Evil Dead (2013) 

David

Portrayed By: Shiloh Fernandez

Mia

Portrayed By: Jane Levy
(while possessed) "You're all going to die tonight."

Eric

Portrayed By: Lou Taylor Pucci
  • Butt Monkey: See Made of Iron below. Of course, this is from after reading from the book.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Genre Savvy: Although he gets there waaay too late to be very helpful (see below), Eric is the first one to realize what's happening. He quickly accepts the supernatural nature of the events and studies the Necronomicon to figure out how to stop them. He even tries to burn the Necronomicon at one point, under the logic that destroying the cause of the Demon's arrival might stop it, but the book displays immunity to fire.
  • Made of Iron: Endures a helluva lot of punishment for reading the spells from the book.
  • Rasputinian Death: He's stabbed with a mirror shard, then a syringe, then shot several times with a nail gun, beaten with a crowbar, and stabbed in the heart with a straight razor. And it still takes him a little while to finally succumb.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Reading from the book despite explicit warnings not to.
    • To clarify: The book was wrapped in plastic then bound with barbed wire. The pages had several warnings to never read or write anything in the book and the spell that causes all the problems had every letter scribbled out. So Eric went through a lot of trouble to accidentally unleash a being of pure evil.

Olivia

Portrayed By: Jessica Lucas
  • Black Best Friend: To Mia.
  • Black Dude Dies First: She's the first of the 5 main characters to die.
  • Brainy Brunette
  • The Leader: She's the one who came up with the idea of bringing Mia to the cabin, and the one who comes up with the idea that she doesn't go back no matter what.
  • Potty Failure: Olivia pees herself just before getting possessed by the Deadite.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Olivia is sort-of the leader to the group initially. She's the 2nd one possessed and the first one to die.
  • Spirited Young Lady: Something of a leader to the group. Olivia is smart and the one who came up with the idea to go to the cabin to help Mia with her drug habit, though some of her methods are intense.

Natalie

Portrayed By: Elizabeth Blackmore
  • Advertised Extra: Despite the film being an ensemble, Natalie doesn't really do anything important.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Amputates her arm after it becomes infected with.... something. Unlike the original, it doesn't work.
  • Dying as Yourself: Possibly. After being killed as a Deadite, she apparently reverts back to herself before succumbing to her wounds. Though it may have been the Deadite messing with David.
  • Fake American: Elizabeth Blackmore is from New Zealand.
  • The Generic Girl: Nice enough, but really not much character to her.
  • Girl Next Door
  • Life or Limb Decision: Subverted in that losing her limb doesn't end up changing anything. Probably because the infection had also been forced down her throat.
  • Nice Girl

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