Characters / Little Children

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    Sarah Pierce 

Sarah Pierce

Played By: Kate Winslet

    Brad Adamson 

Brad Adamson

Played By: Patrick Wilson

  • I Coulda Been a Contender!: He was a quarterback on his High School football team, and also watches teenagers skate while longing to relive his happier youth.
  • Sexless Marriage: With Kathy. She's increasingly emotionally distant and doesn't seem all that interested in him.
  • Your Cheating Heart: He begins an affair with Sarah while married to Kathy.

    Kathy Adamson 

Kathy Adamson

    Ronald James McGorvey 

Ronald James McGorvey

  • Ambiguous Disorder: Aside from his pedophilia, he talks in a stilted manner, has a tendency to stare and can't make small talk without it sounding Creepy Monotone.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Ronnie loves his mother and goes along with her attempts to 're-normalize' him just to please her.
  • Groin Attack: Castrates himself in the end.
  • Looks Like Orlok: Has a receding hairline and a very gaunt, pale face with Creepy Blue Eyes, which makes him look stereotypically creepy.
  • Pedo Hunt: Is subjected to one by Larry.
  • Reluctant Psycho: Zigzagged. While he hates his pedophilic urges and wishes he was interested in women his own age, he does nothing to actively suppress those urges, such as avoiding playgrounds and pools which are frequently visited by children. He loses control during his date with Sheila and has her drive to the playground so he can masturbate in her car.

    Larry Hedges 

Larry Hedges

Played By: Noah Emmerich

  • The Atoner: For shooting and killing a teenager with a fake gun.
  • The Bully: Toward Ronnie, whom he targets in an ill-conceived attempt to busy himself. He vandalizes Ronnie's home and confronts him at night. May calls him out on this.
  • Jerkass: His PTSD over having shot a child while on duty, self-loathing and insecurities pile on top of each other, causing him to become one.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He realizes with horror what the extent of his harassment has done, upon seeing that Ronnie has castrated himself following his mother's death.
  • Pedo Hunt: He takes it upon himself to harass Ronnie.
  • The Resenter: He starts feeling this way toward Brad who almost immediately becomes popular with the team and has a friendlier attitude.

    Richard Pierce 

Richard Pierce

Played By: Gregg Edelman

    Mae McGorvey 

Mae McGorvey

Played By: Phyllis Somerville

  • Mama Bear: She loves her son, and is willing to stand up to anyone who threatens him.

    Mary-Ann 

Mary-Ann

Played By: Mary B. McCann

  • Alpha Bitch: She's extremely judgmental of others and belittling toward her 'friends'. She reacts aggressively whenever someone disagrees with her opinion.
  • Gossipy Hens: Part of what makes her the Alpha Bitch, she's a judgmental gossip.
  • Think of the Children!: Her whole schtick that allows her to keep the moral high ground.
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