Characters: Final Destination

Beware of spoilers. A lot of characters die in this series.

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William Bludworth (Tony Todd)

  • Evil Sounds Deep: Averted. It isn't clear what Bludworth's role in everything is, but he appears to be at worst a neutral party and at best a guide for the survivors.


  • Big Bad: Of the entire series.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The reason it makes anyone who somehow escapes the initial accident of each film a Cruel and Unusual Death. Trying to cheat it apparently ticks it off enough that it's going to make you suffer in the worst possible ways before you actually die and by the time it's over your corpse is going to be completely mangled.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Death's real form is never seen and it is treated as an inhuman force of nature, its motives in causing such cruel deaths are inscrutible to all beings except itself, and it is so powerful and omnipresent that it can claim whatever humans it wants before directing its attention to some other corner of the planet.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Death seems to have a problem with racism. This comes across as rather oddly specific since Flight 180 shows that Death himself has no problem killing mentally ill people and even babies in his grand plan.
    • When Carter is preparing to burn a cross on George's lawn in The Final Destination, Death causes his truck radio to start playing "Why Can't We Be Friends?"; then it kills him in a manner not too dissimilar to how racist lynch mobs would execute their victims.
    • Death does the same thing to Isaac, an idiotic sleaze who tries to invoke a Happy Ending Massage at an Asian parlor after they point out that he's not at a brothel. Isaac's head is crushed by the same Buddah's statue he previously sneered at.
  • For the Evulz: Suggested in the novelization of the third film, and Dead Man's Hand.
    • Outrightly confirmed in the first film. Just watch Valerie Lewton's death. That is all.
  • Would Hurt a Child: There's a baby onboard the plane that Death blows up in the first movie. He also crushed a young teenage kid under a plate glass window.

    Final Destination 

Alex Browning

Clear Rivers

  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Her father.
  • Final Girl: Of the original group, but not in the second movie.
  • Genre Savvy: She institutionalizes herself between the first and the second film, which is the only reason she's lived so long, as mental institutions are more or less designed to keep you alive. She's dead in a matter of days once she leaves.
  • Kill It with Fire: Almost explodes in her car if not Alex's intervention. Death eventually gets her by incineration in the second film along with Eugene.

Carter Horton

  • Jerk Jock: Throughout the movie, he's pretty much physically incapable of seeing Alex without picking fights.

Valerie Lewton

  • Broken Bird: The Flight 180 crash really effected her.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Easily the most complicated, gruesome and longest deaths ever. The poor girl.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Much like the case of Tod and the blue water, you'd think that she would've noticed the vodka spilling out of her cracked mug all over the floor. Or even worse, all over her computer monitor. Doubles as a case of Too Dumb to Live.

Billy Hitchcock

Terry Chaney

Tod Waggner

    Final Destination 2 

Kimberly Corman

  • Daddy's Girl: Though not very explored, it's obvious that she has a strong bond with her father.
  • My Greatest Failure: Failing to stop her mother from being killed, it doesn't help that she had been distracted by watching a news report of Tod Waggner's death.

Thomas Burke

Eugene Dix

Rory Peters

  • Porn Stash: He asks Kimberly to hide it if he dies, along with the stuff that would "break his mother's heart".

Kat Jennings

  • Nervous Wreck: She's already really nervous before the accident, but she becomes even worse after Nora's death.

Nora Carpenter

  • I Don't Want to Die: Despite her accepting her upcoming death, she says this word for word when her death actually does come up. Granted, she was probably hoping that the way she died would be something more peaceful and wouldn't end with her suffering the way it did.
  • Not Afraid to Die: After Tim's death.
  • Off with Her Head!: Her head gets trapped inside an elevator booth with the rest of her stuck outside on the current floor. Then the elevator starts going up...

Tim Carpenter

  • Too Dumb to Live: The first thing he does when he sees someone telling him to stay away from pigeons is to jump straight into a flock of pigeons, causing them to spook a machine operator and drop a huge pane of glass on him. What the hell were you thinking, Tim?

Isabella Hudson

  • Red Herring: She wouldn't have died in the car accident, so she never was on Death's list.

Evan Lewis

  • Eye Scream
  • Jerk Ass
  • Too Dumb to Live: The other survivors at least made some attempt to stop or avoid the pile up in the premonition, but Evan just speeds straight through, hoping for the best.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: The majority of his death scene is spent shirtless.
  • Tempting Fate: After escaping his burning appartment, he comments on how lucky he is, only to slip on some food (that he himself threw out the window) and land directly under the ladder that kills him.

    Final Destination 3 

Wendy Christensen

  • From Bad to Worse: She becomes highly depressed over the loss of Jason and Carrie. Cue to Death killing off the rest of her friends and then going after her sister Julie and Wendy herself.

Kevin Fischer

  • Plucky Comic Relief
    Is it bad? Is it painful, or embarrassing? I mean, there's nothing like up my ass, is there?

Ian McKinley

  • Jerk Ass: Even before his Sanity Slippage, Ian mocks Kevin & Wendy and suggesting that she kill herself. All for trying to warn him and Erin that death is coming for them.
  • Sanity Slippage: After Erin dies.
  • The Smart Guy: He's interested in physics.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Wendy saves Ian's life and he 'still' tries to kill her. His motive of "She killed Erin" becomes especially hollow when Wendy had absolutely nothing to do with Erin's death.

Erin Ulmer

  • Human Pincushion: She's killed by nails shot through her head.
  • Jerk Ass: Like her boyfriend, she mocks and demeans Kevin and Wendy for trying to help them.
  • The Smart Guy: Like Ian, she's interested in physics as well.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Could be named "Ian in a wig." There's a reason that she and Ian have an almost identical set of tropes.

Lewis Romero

Ashley Freund and Ashlyn Halperin

  • The Ditz: Two of 'em.
  • Kill It with Fire: They both die when their tanning beds malfunction and they are burned alive.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Despite being characterized as the typical popular girls, they behave friendly towards Wendy, and in their funeral, Ian mentions how they had never done anything bad to anybody.
  • Meaningful Name: Both have names starting with "Ash".
  • Ms. Fanservice: Oh my yes. Check out their trip to the tanning salon. Until they are immolated.

Frankie Cheeks

Jason Wise

Carrie Dreyer

    The Final Destination 

Nick O'Bannon

  • Dull Surprise: Spends most of the movie acting like he's in a coma, even when witnessing his best friend's death.
  • Teeth Flying: He loses several when he's slammed into a wall by the truck.

Lori Milligan

  • Neck Snap: Her head is twisted around by the truck.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: In one premonition, she is sucked into some exposed gears and mangled. There isn't really much left of her afterwards.

George Lanter

Janet Cunningham

Hunt Wynorski

Andy Kewzer

Samantha Lane

  • Eye Scream: A rock is shot into her eye by a lawnmower.

Carter Daniels

  • Man on Fire: Becomes soaked in gasoline, which is ignited by a chain being dragged down the street.

    Final Destination 5 

Sam Lawton

Molly Harper

Nathan Seers

Peter Friedkin

Agent Jim Block

Olivia Castle

  • Eye Scream: Due to a malfunctioning LASIK machine.
  • Hope Spot: After getting out of the laser machine, she is frazzled, distressed and blinded in one eye but otherwise alright. And then she trips up, falls through a window and falls to her death.
  • Red Herring: At first, the audience expects Olivia to die from the haywire LASIK machine. Instead, they get thrown a curveball when she dies as a result of stepping her heel on a teddy bear's eye, which popped out earlier in the scene. She loses her balance and falls through the window and onto a car below.

Dennis Lapman

Isaac Palmer

Candice Hooper