- Alliterative Name: The school's records indicate his name is F.F. Fox.
- Badass Boast: "Your tractors uprooted my tree. Your posse hunted my family. Your gunmen kidnapped my nephew. Your rat insulted my wife ó and you shot off my tail. Iím not leaving here without that necktie."
- Character Tics: Whistles and clicks his tongue as his "trademark".
- Cunning Like a Fox
- Fantastic Foxes
- It's All About Me
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Loveable Rogue
- Off The Wagon: Actually stated by Mr. Fox when he's apologizing to his wife about stealing birds again.
- Red Furred Hero
- Scars Are Forever: Mr Fox's tail becomes detachable, permanently. Also the cut Mrs. Fox gives him that remains throughout the film.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Kylie's Sensitive Guy.
- Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Fox's fur is red so he technically counts for this trope.
- Small Name, Big Ego
- Too Dumb to Live: Mr. Fox gets carried away sometimes, edging into this trope.
- Affectionate Nickname: Calls Mr. Fox "Foxxy."
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Partly. Though it made her regret marrying him, Felicity can't help falling for his "fantastic" wild animal nature.
- Alliterative Name: Felicity Fox.
- My Girl Is Not a Slut: Heavily implied that before she settled down with Mr. Fox, Mrs. Fox very much averted this.
- Smurfette Principle: The only one of the main characters who's a female.
- Stacy's Mom
- Women Are Wiser: In the opening, Mrs. Fox suggested the smartest routes that would get her and Mr. Fox to the birds faster.
- Ambiguously Gay
- Bratty Half-Pint: To Kris at first, even though Ash is older.
- Character Tics: Twitches his ear and/or spits when aggravated.
- Emo Teen: Ash before the Character Development.
- Goofy Print Underwear
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's not nice to Kristofferson at all, but warms up to him at the end.
- Man in White: A younger version, which represents his odd personality.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Kirstofferson's Sensitive Guy.
- Super Heroes Wear Capes: His white outfit with a towel cape seems to be based on the White Cape comics he's seen reading.
- The Unfavorite: Ash considers himself this, seeing himself inferior to his athletic and more popular cousin, and his father's attitude towards said cousin doesn't help.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: All he ever wanted was his father's approval.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Ash enjoys wearing a feminine wool sweater and a lacy cape.
- The Ace
- Big Little Brother: Noticeably taller and more mature than his older cousin Ash.
- Celibate Hero
- Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal
- The One Who Wears Shoes
- Pretty Boy: Kristofferson is somewhat like the fox version of this.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Ash's Manly Man.
Kylie Sven Opossum
- Death Equals Redemption: Discussed with Rat. He did help them out, but he was still just another dead rat in a dumpster behind a Chinese restaurant.
- Knife Nut: He owns a switchblade.
- Psycho for Hire
- Tall, Dark and Snarky: Rat seems to consider himself this, though how much the third requirement actually applies is questionable.
- The Cameo: Voiced by Wes Anderson himself.
Boggis, Bunce, and Beans
- Berserk Button: Bean does not like the idea of giving up against a fox.
- Big Bad
- Big Eater: Boggis eats 12 chickens a day.
- Big, Thin, Short Trio: Boggis, Bunce and Bean (One fat, one short, one lean).
- Fat Bastard: Boggis.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Bean.
- Lean and Mean: Bean.
- The Napoleon: Bunce.
- The Stoic: Boggis and Bunce, especially Bunce, whose sour expression never changes once.
- Terrible Trio: They are played like, with Bean being the Big Bad, and Boggis and Bunce his sidekicks.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Boggis - chicken; Bunce - homemade doughnuts with smashed up goose livers injected into them; Bean - strong alcoholic apple cider.
- Uncleanliness Is Next to Ungodliness: According to the narration, Bean never bathes ("he never even washed"), and he's hard of hearing because his ears are clogged with residue. (The other two are probably unhygienic too; Mr. Fox says in an early chapter that he can smell them so easily because they stunk.)
- Villainous Glutton: All three farmers, but especially Boggis, who eats three chickens for every square meal of the day (plus dessert).