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Characters: Ginger Snaps
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     The Fitzgerald Sisters (All three films) 

Brigitte Fitzgerald (Emily Perkins)

The plainer younger sister of Ginger Fitzgerald. She is devoted to finding a cure for the werewolf bite for her sister, though she ends up killing her. In the second movie she finds herself struggling with a werewolf curse of her own and seemingly meets a new friend. However, that friend betrays her and locks her in a basement after she transforms, and it is implied that said friend is planning on feeding people she doesn't like to the now-lupine Brigitte.

A very similar girl also named Brigitte lived in the North American frontier in the early 1800s, and is one of the heroines in the "prequel" Ginger Snaps Back.
  • Badass
    Ginger: You can't fight what's in us B.
    Brigitte: I'm not like you Ginger; I am stronger.
    Ginger: Funny, that's not how I remember the last fifteen years of your life.
    Brigitte: That's how I remember the last fifteen minutes of yours.
  • Brainy Brunette
  • Chosen One: In The Beginning. According to the Seer, it's up to her to decide whether to kill Ginger and sever the werewolf bloodline, or let Ginger kill her and allow the curse to plague the New World forever. Brigitte kills the Hunter instead and becomes a werewolf along with Ginger.
  • Everyone Can See It: With Sam. Both Trina and Ginger lampshade this.
  • Final Girl
  • I Hate You Werewolf Sister: Averted, Brigitte loves Ginger more than anyone else, even after she murders three people and is indirectly responsible for the deaths of two others.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After Ginger's death.
    • To a lesser extent Tyler's death in the second movie.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Initially, at least. She quickly learns that death and the macabre aren't as great as she once thought.
  • Perpetual Frowner: She smiles four times throughout the entire series. And one of them was forced.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: In Ginger Snaps 2. This is partially because Brigitte had hit puberty by the beginning of the movie, but a lot of it also has to do with Emily Perkins persuading the director to have her wear tighter clothes and makeup while filming.
  • Shrinking Violet: Brigitte is very shy, which becomes even more obvious after Ginger starts being more outgoing.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the second movie.

Ginger Fitzgerald (Katharine Isabelle)

Brigitte's older sister and best friend. She is obsessed with death and the macabre, and has over the years more or less shaped Brigitte into becoming like her. They were together all their lives, but that was before Ginger was bitten. Ginger finds her body changing, and becomes sexier, more outgoing, and more violent. Eventually she accepts the changes, and transforms into a werewolf, but is killed by Brigitte.

A very similar girl also named Ginger lived in the North American frontier in the early 1800s, and is one of the heroines in the "prequel" Ginger Snaps Back.

    Characters in Ginger Snaps 

Sam (Kris Lemche)

A drug dealer who hangs around Brigitte and Ginger's high school. He is pretty laid back and wasn't really all that surprised about the existence of werewolves. He helps Brigitte develop a cure for Ginger.


Jason McCardy (Jesse Moss)

Ginger's "boyfriend", a stereotypical cocky teenage boy who was infected through unprotected sex with Ginger. He is cured, but it turns out to be just temporary in the second movie.


Trina Sinclair (Danielle Hampton)

Ginger and Brigitte's constant bully, who, despite her rude behavior, is very popular among the other students of Bailey Downs High. You can tell what happens to a character like her.


Pamela Fitzgerald (Mimi Rogers)

Ginger and Brigitte's overly perky mother. She mistakes Ginger's changes for puberty. She's also a little bit crazy, to the point where she finds Trina's dead body, and even plans on burning down their house and run away with them.


  • Adults Are Useless
  • Adult Fear: When she discovers Trina's body.
  • Mama Bear: Willing to break the law to ensure her daughters safety.
    • In one of the deleted scenes, she turns herself in as the killer of Trina Sinclair so that her daughters won't get arrested.
  • Stepford Smiler

Henry Fitzgerald (John Bourgeois)

The sisters' father. He really isn't all that involved in their lives, although he seems to notice that what's happening to his daughters isn't normal.


Mr. Wayne (Peter Kelegahn)

The school's guidance councilor. He is confused by the Ginger and Brigitte's antics, and like the others don't understand them. He is Ginger's first human victim not counting Trina.
  • Only Sane Man
  • The Scapegoat: In a deleted scene, the Fitzgerald sisters get out of trouble when they threaten to accuse him of molesting Ginger.

The Beast of Bailey Downs

The werewolf that terrorized Bailey Downs before Ginger. He was the one that bit her, and was run over by Sam shortly after. Not much is known about him, but it's sometimes hinted in the prequel and sequel that Bailey Downs is home to many, many werewolves.

    Characters in Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed 

Ghost (Tatiana Maslany)

An odd little girl Brigitte befriends in the second movie. She lives in a rehab clinic/hospital with her grandmother, who is a patient. She finds out Brigitte is a werewolf and tries to help her out. She even helps her escape the clinic. It also turns out she put her grandmother in the hospital in the first place, and is planning to use Brigitte to kill her "enemies".


  • Badass Adorable
  • Big Bad: Of the second movie.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander
  • Creepy Child
  • Enemy Mine: Even after her true nature is revealed, she, Brigitte and Alice still fight the werewolf stalking Brigitte.
  • Karma Houdini: For now, but it doesn't look like another movie is being made anytime soon.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Brigitte starts to treat her like the sister she lost.
  • The Sociopath
  • Troubling Unchild Like Behavior: Throughout the movie, she has an irrational obsession with comics, fantasy, and has a tendency to narrate to herself, out loud. And that was all before we find out she tried to burn her grandmother alive and is planing on feeding her to a werewolf.
  • The Unfought: Somewhat Averted, as she does help fight the werewolf during the climax, but Brigitte's attempt to confront her was cut short by the werewolves attack.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Pulls this one near the end of the second movie.

Tyler (Eric Johnson)

A corrupt worker at the rehab clinic. He sells the patients drugs in exchange for sex. He tries to pull this stunt on Brigitte, but naturally it doesn't work. He proves to be a pretty decent person at times, so it's hard to judge him. He was killed by the mysterious werewolf, shortly after being framed of rape by Ghost.


Alice Severson (Janet Kiddler)

The director of the rehab clinic Brigitte was placed in. She doesn't know that much about her, but is concerned that Brigitte is poisoning herself due to her Monkshood addiction.


Unknown Werewolf

A male werewolf that stalks Brigitte throughout the movie. He intends to mate with her and really doesn't take no for an answer. Despite the fact he is a major plot point we don't find out who he is.


    Characters in Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning 

The Hunter (Nathaniel Arcand)

A native american werewolf hunter in Fort Bailey. He is determined to make sure that Ginger and Brigitte pull through to fulfill a prophecy he heard as a boy.


Wallace Rowlands (Tom McCamus)

The leader of Fort Bailey, which is constantly under siege of werewolves. One of them kills his wife and infects his son, whom he keeps hidden in the fort.


Reverend Gilbert (Hugh Dillon)

The "holy man" of Fort Bailey. He is paranoid of the sisters, seeing them as evil. His paranoia stems from constant werewolf attacks on the fort.

James (JR Bourne)

The Sergeant major of Fort Bailey. He is less paranoid about the sisters, but is enough of a jerk that he attacks them anyway, simply for being out at night.

Geffory Rowlands (Stevie Mitchell)

Wallace's son, who was bitten by werewolf that killed his mother. To avoid being killed, Wallace hides him in his house. He bites Ginger, and breaks loose. He is eventually killed by his father in a mercy kill.


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