Characters / Evil Dead

The characters pertaining to the Evil Dead film series.

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Evil Dead (2013)

    Mia 

Mia Allen

Played By: Jane Levy

  • Action Girl: During the finale.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Forcefully tears off her hand after it was trapped under her jeep.
  • Badass Adorable: In the climax.
  • Break the Cutie: Her big brother left her with her dying mom, who was also suffering from dementia and confusing her for David, which makes her a drug addict. The events of the movie break her even more.
  • Break Them by Talking: Post-possession, she does this to David.
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: Quite literally; she's forced to amputate her arm to survive the events at the cabin and kill the Abomination.
  • Buried Alive: David does so to save her from the evil.
  • Chainsaw Good: Unitizes this in a truly awesome manner in the finale.
  • Composite Character: She has both Cheryl and Ash's characters combined. Like Cheryl, she's the first to get possesed by the demons and get locked in the basement. Unlike Cheryl, she is left as the sole survivor and fights off The Abomination with a chainsaw, just like Ash.
  • Damsel in Distress: Possessed by a deadite until David saves her.
  • Disc One Final Boss: Spends most of the film as the main deadite attacking everyone. Gets cured by her brother late in the film only for him to die, unleashing the true Eldritch Abomination and force her to fight it on her own.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Effectively becomes this to Ash.
  • Drugs Are Bad: She is a drug addict, who is trying to go cold turkey for the second time around. The initial demonic craziness is mistakenly blamed on withdrawal.
  • Expy: In the beginning it seemed like she was an Expy for Cheryl from the Original. However she turns out to be the Ash in the finale.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Once she is possessed by a Deadite.
  • Evil Laugh: A very quiet and menacing one.
  • Final Girl: And she's the Sole Survivor to boot.
  • Licking the Blade: She licks a utility knife hard enough to slice her tongue down the middle.
  • Life-or-Limb Decision: Her hand is pinned underneath a jeep, and the abomination that flipped the jeep is approaching. She can't reach any weapons until she rips her own hand off.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Whereas in the original the sign of possession was milky-white eyes, here it's bright, golden eyes.

    David 

David Allen

Played By: Shiloh Fernandez

Mia's older brother.

  • Action Survivor
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards Mia
  • Decoy Protagonist: David is the hero for most the film, only to die right before the finale where his sister Mia becomes the Final Girl.
  • Dirty Coward: Apparently. We never see this since when the shit hits the fan, he fights back. Possibly because the threats are supernaturally based.
    • David never been able to commit to anything and abandoned his sister years ago before the film took place. He got a bit braver during that time
  • Dying as Yourself: A variant. He's the only one of the five main characters never to get possessed, one of only two to die while not under the influence of Deadite possession, and because he destroys his body during his Heroic Sacrifice he guarantees that he won't come back as one.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Kills his Deadite form of his friend and himself just to save his sister.
  • Expy: Okay, show off hands; who thought he was going to be a substitute for Ash (which he technically was). He even had the same light blue shirt and his sister gets possesed first.
  • Grease Monkey: He's a mechanic.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Sacrifices himself to save Mia from the Eric's deadite form.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Abandoned his sister and friends years ago, but genuinely regrets it and does everything he can to help when things go wrong.
  • Sacrificial Lion: David is the hero for most the film, only to die right before the finale where his sister Mia becomes the Final Girl.
  • Understanding Boyfriend: To Natalie

    Eric 

Eric

Played By: Lou Taylor Pucci

  • Butt Monkey: See Made of Iron below. Of course, this is from after reading from the book.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Expy: He is the equivalent of Scotty. Like Scotty, Eric is sardonic and not hesitant of killing his possesed friends if necessary.
  • 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.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: It's his fault the plot started in the first place.
  • 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. 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 

Olivia

Played 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: She's recently qualified as a registered nurse, and displays a fair amount of knowledge about drug rehabilitation.
  • Expy: She is the equivalent of Shelly.
  • 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.
  • The Medic: She's a nurse, and her knowledge comes in handy (no pun intended) considering all the bodily dismemberment that goes on over the course of the weekend. Or it would, if she hadn't died first, having only used her skills to keep an eye on Mia during her withdrawal and, later, patch her up after she crashes the car.
  • 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 

Natalie

Played 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.
  • Expy: She is the equivalent of Linda. Both are the Love Interests and both get infected by an attack of their boyfriends' possesed sisters.
  • 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.

Alternative Title(s): The Evil Dead 1981, Army Of Darkness, Evil Dead 2013

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