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[[folder: 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 Ginger's werewolf condition, [[spoiler: though she ends up killing her in self-defense]]. In the second movie she finds herself struggling with a werewolf curse of her own.

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''.

%%* BadassAdorable
* BadassBoast
-->'''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 [[spoiler: the last fifteen ''minutes'' of yours.]]
* BrainyBrunette: Has shown to be very clever and resourceful throughout the first two movies.
* ChosenOne: 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. [[spoiler:Brigitte rejects both options, kills the Hunter instead and becomes a werewolf along with Ginger.]]
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: With Sam. Both Trina and Ginger lampshade this.
%%* FinalGirl
* GradeSkipper: Mentioned in an offhand line by Ginger in the first film, presumably to explain why the two are in the same grade despite Brigitte being younger.
* [[IHateYouVampireDad I Hate You Werewolf Sister]]: {{Averted}}, Brigitte loves Ginger more than anyone else, even after [[spoiler:she murders three people and is indirectly responsible for the deaths of two others.]]
* MoralityPet: Even at her worst, Ginger genuinely loves Brigitte, even if that loves manifests rather... violently.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone:
** After [[spoiler: Ginger's death.]]
** To a lesser extent [[spoiler: Tyler's death]] in the second movie.
* NightmareFetishist: Initially, at least. She quickly learns that death and the macabre aren't as great as she once thought.
* PerpetualFrowner: She only shows a real smile once in the entire series.
* SheCleansUpNicely: 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.
* ShipTease: With Sam in the first film. Ginger and Trina seem to notice this and are ''not'' amused by this. Likewise, Sam insists he doesn't think of her "like that", to which Brigitte rolls her eyes.
* ShrinkingViolet: Brigitte is very shy, which becomes even more obvious after Ginger starts being more outgoing.
%%* TookALevelInBadass: In the second movie.

!!Ginger Fitzgerald (Creator/KatherineIsabelle)

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. After being bitten by a werewolf in the woods the night she gets her first period, Ginger finds her body changing, and becomes sexier, more outgoing, and more violent.

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''.

* AlphaBitch: Starts to turn into one when she gets bitten.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Even before transforming, she's a pretty big jerk to her parents, especially her mother.
* DrunkOnTheDarkside: At her early stages of the transformation.
* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: Once she finally has enough of Trina's shit, she breaks her nose. During her transformation, she develops a nasty habit of mauling people.
* FemaleMisogynist: Ginger ''hates'' things she deems to be feminine or 'girly', and the only other girl who she can stand to be around is Brigitte.
* FieryRedhead: Hell, look at the title of the movie.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Seems to undergo one after Brigitte infects herself, and seems to be willing to take the cure with her before getting scared when she feels the change coming. Then Sam knocks her out and she transforms while unconscious. What's left is a ravenous werewolf.
* KnightTemplarBigSister: She is super protective of Brigitte, especially after she gets bitten, [[spoiler: to the point of killing people that look at her little sister funny.]]
* NightmareFetishist: Has a perverse fascination with gore and death from the get-go that she shares with Brigitte.
* PetTheDog: In the prequel, Ginger feels sympathy towards [[CreepyChild Geoffrey]], a child who's mother was killed by the werewolf who hit him. She thinks that killing him (the werewolf who bit her) will cure herself but actually hesitates when given the opportunity, and even comforts him when he's crying at his mother's grave.
* TookALevelInBadass: Shortly after she was bitten, becomes much more violent and assertive as her change gets closer and closer.
* WeCanRuleTogether: Tries to get Brigitte to turn into a werewolf and become a pack.[[/folder]]

[[folder:Characters in ''Ginger Snaps'']]
!!Sam (Kris Lemche)
A drug dealer who hangs around Brigitte and Ginger's high school. He helps Brigitte develop a cure for Ginger.

* TheAce: He is respected by the students at the high school. Probably because of his drug supply, but still...
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Trina clealry has a crush on Sam, not that he returns these feelings.
* BrainyBrunette: Is shown to be a smart guy, using his knowledge of plants and werewolf lore into helping Brigitte try to find a cure for Ginger. This is especially interesting seeing as he and Brigitte just found out that werewolves exist.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Trina and Ginger think that Sam and Brigitte have a crush on each other.
* GenreSavvy: He and Brigitte almost immediately put together what is going on shortly after the beasts death, and the first thing they do is throw "hollywood rules" out the window.
* SacrificialLion: Maybe. Some fans speculate he is [[spoiler: the mystery wolf in the second film]], there is no WordOfGod on that.
* ShipTease: With Briggite. They get particularly close, and other characters seem to think there is something between them. Ginger and Trina aren't too happy about this, and Sam insists to Brigitte he doesn't think of her like that.

!!Jason [=McCardy=] (Jesse Moss)
Ginger's "boyfriend", a stereotypical cocky teenage boy who was infected through unprotected sex with Ginger. He is cured, [[spoiler:but it turns out to be just temporary in the second movie. Maybe.]]

* AllMenArePerverts: It's blatantly obvious from the word go that his intent to date Ginger ammounts to scoring with her.
* BodyHorror: This ''is'' a werewolf movie, but we don't see how far he transforms.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Acts like one to Ginger.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Thinks what he's going through is fucked up, especially when he doesn't know what's happening to him. Particularly when he kills his own dog.
* EvilIsHammy: Not so much evil as it is "{{Jerkass}} DrunkOnTheDarkside" but he really starts to ham it up towards the full moon, particlally when Brigitte injects him.
* {{Jerkass}}: Loudly catcalls Ginger, even when she tells him to fuck off, and later boasts about having slept with her.
* WhatHaveIBecome: His reaction when he realizes there's something wrong with him. He's completly out of the loop in regards to the werewolves and is scared and confused about what's happening to him. As far as he can tell, what's happening to his body is just from a bizarre STD.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: Given the reveal that Monkshood isn't a real cure, FridgeHorror dictates that he became a werewolf himself. Some speculate he's the male werewolf in the second movie, but WordOfGod suggests that's not the case.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: Nearly does this before [[spoiler:Brigitte injects him with Monkshood]].
** WouldHitAGirl: Prepares to attack Brigitte when she comes to the kids rescue.

!!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.

* AlphaBitch: Ironically, she is not a werewolf.
* TheBully: Towards the sisters, but mostly Brigitte. This of course incurs the wrath of Ginger.
* CrazyJealousGirl: Has this attitude towards Brigitte when she thinks she and Sam are a thing.
* DeathByFallingOver: Slips in a puddle of spilled milk and brains herself on the countertop.
* KarmaHoudini: Never got punished by the teachers for bullying the Fitzgerald sisters. Ginger takes matters into her own hands.
* MissingWhiteWomanSyndrome: [[spoiler: After her death.]]
* PetTheDog: Literally, her dog is pretty much the only thing she's seen caring about.

!!Pamela Fitzgerald (Mimi Rogers)
Ginger and Brigitte's overly perky mother. She mistakes Ginger's transformations for normal changes during puberty. She's also a little bit crazy, to the point where she [[spoiler: finds Trina's dead body, and even plans on burning down their house and run away with them.]]

%%* AdultsAreUseless
* AdultFear: [[spoiler: When she discovers Trina's body.]]
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Ginger views her as this. Considering the woman can't stop saying how delighted she is that Ginger's started getting her period, it's hard to blame her.
* MamaBear: Willing to break the law to ensure her daughters safety. In one of the deleted scenes, she [[spoiler: turns herself in as the killer of Trina Sinclair so that her daughters won't get arrested.]]
* ParentsAsPeople: She's not very useful and clearly doesn't understand her daughters at all, but she does love them a lot, [[spoiler:to the point of being willing to go on the run from the law with them so they won't have to go to jail.]]
%%* StepfordSmiler

!!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.

%%* AdultsAreUseless
* DeadpanSnarker: Sarcasticlly questions his wife when he notices the girls are suddenly interested in what she has to say.
%%* HenpeckedHusband
* WeirdnessCensor: He does notice something is going on with Ginger, but having raised the girls, he thinks what's happening is 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. [[spoiler: He is Ginger's first human victim not counting Trina.]]

%%* OnlySaneMan
* TheScapegoat: 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.

* ChunkySalsaRule: Blasted by a speeding van.
%%* TheDreaded
%%* WeHardlyKnewYe


[[folder:Characters in ''Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed'']]
!!Ghost (Creator/TatianaMaslany)
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. [[spoiler: 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"]].

%%* BadassAdorable
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Of the second movie. She is the final antagonist of the movie, and throughout the movie has been planning to use Brigitte to kill people she doesn't like.]]
%%* CloudCuckoolander
%%* CreepyChild
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler:Even after her true nature is revealed, she, Brigitte and Alice still fight the werewolf stalking Brigitte.]]
* KarmaHoudini: For now, but it doesn't look like another movie is being made anytime soon.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Brigitte starts to treat her like the sister she lost.
%%* TheSociopath
* TroublingUnchildLikeBehavior: Throughout the movie, she has an irrational obsession with comics, fantasy, and has a tendency to narrate to herself, out loud. [[spoiler: And that was all before we find out she tried to burn her grandmother alive and is planing on feeding her to a werewolf.]]
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: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.]]
* WoundedGazelleGambit: 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. On the other hand, he behaves altruistically towards Brigitte and Ghost on many occasions, so it's hard to judge him. [[spoiler: He was killed by the mysterious male werewolf, shortly after being framed of rape by Ghost.]]

* AffablyEvil: He sells drugs to the patients in exchange for sexual favors, but he gets legitimately concerned for Brigitte when her lycanthropy begins to advance and seems to have a legitimate and platonic affection for Ghost
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Kind of Subverted; he was an asshole, but he is killed for the wrong reason, and when he gets killed he was starting to lighten up.]]
* EvilCounterpart: In comparison, he is a darker meaner version of Sam. Adding to irony, Sam's a drug dealer and Tyler works for a rehab.
%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Zig-Zags between this and JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* ReallyGetsAround: At the expense of the rehabilitation progress of the clinic patients.

!!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.

* BadassNormal: As seen at the climax.
* TheDreaded: Justified, she is a rehab director, and almost all the girls in the clinic are still taking drugs.
%%* DeadpanSnarker

!!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. His true identity is never revealed.

* TheDeterminator: Will stalk Brigitte anywhere, and kill anyone who tries to help her.
%%* FinalBoss
* TheHeavy: He's the one who Brigitte is on the run from throughout the movie and an enemy of the BigBad ([[spoiler:Ghost]]).
* StalkerWithACrush: Towards Brigitte. He wants to mate with mate with her and is relentless and persistent in pursuing her.
* TheUnreveal: His human self. Fans speculate he is [[spoiler: Jason]], but WordOfGod says that interpretation wasn't intended.
** Some fans speculate he is [[spoiler: A surviving Sam]], there is no WordOfGod on that.

[[folder:Characters in ''Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning'']]

!!The Hunter (Nathaniel Arcand)
An aboriginal 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.

* BecauseDestinySaysSo: A firm believer in the Red and the Black prophecy, of which one sister will kill the other. That is his primary motivation for protecting the sisters (primarily Brigtte).
* TheDeterminator: Is steadfast in his beleif of fulfilling the Red and the Black prophecy, come Hell or high water.
* MrFanservice: Gets a shirtless scene.
* NotSoStoic: The look on his face when [[spoiler: Brigitte stabs him]] says it all.
* ShipTease: With ''both'' sisters.
* YouCantFightFate: Strongly believes this, [[spoiler: but he is killed instead of Ginger.]]

!!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.

* BigGood: The closest the film has to this as leader of Fort Bailey, who offers protection to the Fitzgerald sisters. Not that he makes the right decisions throughout the film.
* DespairEventHorizon: Goes through this over the movie. Being forced to kill his son is implied to be the reason he commits suicde at the end.
* DrivenToSuicide: Kills himself at the end of the film as Fort Bailey burns.
* JerkAss: Less so than the Reverend or Sergeant James, but on balance he probably falls into this trope
* PapaWolf: Pardoning the obvious werewolf pun, is fiercely protective of his son.
* PetTheDog: Does this with his son, Brigitte and Ginger.

!!Reverend Gilbert (Hugh Dillon)
The resident preacher at Fort Bailey, a fanatical religious zealot. He is distrustful of the sisters, seeing them as evil. His paranoia is intensified by the constant werewolf attacks on the fort.

* BadBoss: Resorts to having to hold one of his men at gunpoint to try to test Ginger's blood.
* BigBadDuumvirate: Forms one with Jame near the end of the film, effectively taking control of Fort Bailey to kill the Fitzgerald sisters.
* TheFundamentalist: As if being a SinisterMinister wasn't enough, he is described as being twisted deadly by scripture, interlaces his religion in his more villainous moments, especially when he blames the aboriginal "heathens" for the werewolf attacks and describes the Fitzgerald sisters and his implied lust for them as temptations that he seeks to destroy.
* JerkAss: Almost immediately wants to cast out the Fitzgerald sisters out of paranoia, expresses racism towards Wallace in regards to his wife, and in a number of his sermons, blames Wallace's marriage and other such unions for bringing lycanthropy into all of them in the first place.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Attempts to burn Brigitte alive, gets burned alive himself.]]
* KickTheDog: Locks the sisters in a house with a werewolf on the loose, for no discernible reason other than they are outsiders. Keep in mind, this is before he or anyone knew or had any idea that Ginger was bitten.
* KillItWithFire: Tries to do this to Brigitte. [[spoiler: It's also what killed him.]]
* KnightTemplar: His paranoia drives him to protect Fort Bailey from all outsiders, as well as blaming the curse on Wallace's marriage to a native woman, and denounces the sisters as witches.
* {{Lust}}: He's at least subtle about it for the most part, but one of the men at the Fort warns Ginger that he has taken as fancy to her. Also throughout the film, he describes the sisters as "temptations". Unlike most examples of this trope, he tries to deal with these temptations by killing them.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Repeatedly makes it clear that he blames the werewolf curse on Fort Bailey on white men marrying and having children with aboriginals. He constantly refers to them as savages and heathens and interlaces this in nearly all his sermons.
* SinisterMinister: Is the Reverend of Fort Bailey and one of the main antagonists of the film.
* VillainousBreakdown: Has one near the end of the movie. As he prepares to burn Briggite alive, he viciously denounces her as a witch an disciple of the devil, as well lashing out at Wallace.
* WouldHurtAChild: Is part of the group that hunts down and prepares to kill Geoffry.

!!James (JR Bourne)
A veteran of the War of 1812, and 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. That's far from the worst of it.

* AttemptedRape: When he and the reverend abduct Ginger to test her blood, James takes this as an opprotunity to try to force himself onto Brigitte before Wallace intervenes.
* BadBoss: Kills one of his men during a werewolf attack and describes how he sees them as expendable, especially if they are not white.
* BigBadDuumvirate: With the reverend. While Wallace is technically the one running the joint, by the climax of the film the two of them effectively take over Fort Bailey in order to kill the Fitzgerald sisters.
* DeadpanSnarker:
--> '''Reverend Gilbert''': He's turned.
--> '''James''': Turned ugly.
* DisproportionateRetribution: While his throwing Milo out was mostly for him being mixed race and his father no longer there to protect him, it also stemmed from him getting Wallace to stop his AttemptedRape of Brigitte.
* HilariousInHindsight: JR Bourne now stars as a werewolf hunter in TeenWolf.
* JerkAss: If not for the Reverend, he would easily be the most assholish character in the movie. He's abrasive, has a bad sense of humour, gets a kick in beating Ginger and Geoffrey, callously leaves one of his men to die. On top of that he's raciest.
* KickTheDog: You'd almost think this is a hobby of his as he gives a toast to the Hunter who has been protecting him, describing how he used aboriginals in his unit as cannon fodder; tries to beat the sisters just for being out at night; attempts to force himself onto Brigitte; hunts down and beat Geoffry; and throws the mixed race Milo out to die the werewolf infested forests when his father dies.
* SociopathicSoldier: If his constant Jerkass and KickTheDog behaviour wasn't enough, there's his description how he saw the First Nations in his unit as expendable, and during his AttemptedRape on Brigitte, ''forced her to bite his hand so hard it draws blood and smear it on her face'' as a way of getting off.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Is openly hostile towards First Nations. He describes how he used aboriginals in his unit as CannonFodder, refuses to leave the Fort if it meant being guided by a "savage" and throws out Milo upon his father's death simply because he is mixed race.
* WouldHurtAChild: Phyiscally beats Geoffry when he's captured and would have killed him had Wallace not done the deed.
* WouldHitAGirl: Has no problem physically beating Ginger when given the opprotunity to fight her. He's actually enthusiastic about it.

!!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.

* CreepyChild: The result of being kept in an isolated room and going through a werewolf transformation. Doesn't stop him from being sympathetic though.
* MercyKill: Is shot and killed by his father before Gilbert, James or their men could take the first shot.
* MoralityPet: To his father naturally, but he also garners sympathy from Ginger, who openly emphasizes with him over his mother and even tries to comfort him at his mother's grave.
* PetTheDog: Gets this treatment from both Wallace and Ginger.