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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.

  • Iron Butt Monkey: Combine this with Made of Iron, its a damn wonder to wonder why Ash is still alive from all of the injuries he pertained over the years.
  • It's Personal: Let's see, the demon raped his sister, possesed his friends and girlfriend, forcing him to kill them and continued doing so throughout the movies.

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)

  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Relative Button: It rapes Ash's sister Cheryl, and David's sister Mia.
  • 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
  • Bad Ass: Subverted. He kills Shelly while Ash is frozen with fear. But then turns into a Dirty Coward.
  • Dirty Coward: Runs away claiming he doesn't care about Ash or his girlfriend.
  • Killed Off for Real: Twice! Once, succumbs to his wounds and then comes back as a Deadite only to die again after the book is burnt.

Shelly

Portrayed By: Sarah York

     Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn 

Annie Knowby

Portrayed By: Sarah Berry
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!"

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
  • Made of Iron: He didn't even flinch when an arrow pierce right through him.

Wiseman

Portrayed By: Ian Abercrombie

Duke Henry the Red

Portrayed By: Richard Grove
  • Anti-Villain: Type IV if he is to be considered a villain at all.

     Evil Dead (2013) 

David

Portrayed By: Shiloh Fernandez
  • 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 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

Mia

Portrayed By: Jane Levy
(while possessed) "You're all going to die tonight."
  • An Arm and a Leg: Forcefully tears off her hand after it was trapped under her jeep.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Final Girl: And she's the Sole Survivor to boot.
  • 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.

Eric

Portrayed By: Lou Taylor Pucci
  • 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

Portrayed By: Jessica Lucas
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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