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Characters from the ''Franchise/MenInBlack'' series of live-action movies (''Film/MenInBlack'', ''Film/MenInBlackII'', and ''Film/MenInBlack3'').

As the animated TV show ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlackTheSeries'' is set in a [[AlternateContinuity separate universe]], it has [[Characters/MenInBlackTheSeries its own page here]].

!The Men in Black

[[folder:In General]]

* BadassInANiceSuit: That simple black suit is feared. For good reason.
* CoolShades[=/=]SunglassesAtNight: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as those shades make them immune to the Neuralyzer...and they look pretty badass too.
* TheMenInBlack: ...[[CaptainObvious Well, yeah]].
* ThemeNaming: All use alphabetical codenames.

[[folder:Agent K]]
!!Agent K/Kay (Kevin Brown)
->'''Played by:''' Creator/TommyLeeJones & Creator/JoshBrolin
->''"Don't 'Sir' me, young man, you have no idea who you're dealing with."''

* BadassGrandpa: Just seems to kick more ass with age.
* BerserkButton: Don't mention to him that his wife left him because he pushed her away.
* CantStayNormal: He leaves the MIB at the end of the first film to live with his former girlfriend, but by the second film, she left him because AmnesiaMissedASpot.
* TheComicallySerious: The movie's straight man, save for a quick scene in the first movie where he's telling J a joke and laughing a little too hysterically about it and while singing along to Music/ElvisPresley in the tunnel.
* DeadpanSnarker: Rarely communicates in anything but snark.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: You best buckle up when he pushes that red button...
* FaceDeathWithDignity: When Boris goes back to erase him from existence, he fades away with utter calmness.
* JerkassFacade / JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A crotchety, snarky old man. But it's shown several times that he's got a heart.
* LukeIMightBeYourFather: It's heavily implied he is Laura/The Light of Zartha's birth-father.
* LivingLegend: In the second film, Kay is treated this way among young generation agents after his retirement. When a neuralized Kay arrives to the [=HQ=], the agents fanboy over him.
* LivingLieDetector: His past self has a variation-he can tell when someone is telling the truth, no matter how unbelievable. Of course, [[WeirdnessMagnet given how he's a Man in Black]].
* MentorOccupationalHazard: Averted. He survives the Bug's innards to retrieve his gun and blast his way out.
* MyGreatestFailure: In his own words, not killing Boris the Animal was the worst mistake he ever made. Easy to see why...
* TheMentor: Even years after J joins, he's still teaching him.
* MyCard: How he introduces J to the world of the [=MiB=].
* OhCrap: Only once does he briefly lose his composure, thanks to witnessing the Bug revealing itself.
* PopCulturedBadass: He loves listening to Music/ElvisPresley while he drives.
* RetiredBadass: By the end of the first film and in the first half of the second film.
* SaltAndPepper: With J. {{Lampshaded}} several times.
* SeenItAll: You'd be hard pressed to see any earth threatening menace faze him.
* StalkingIsLove: K uses the MIB's super-advanced SpySatellites to spy on his old girlfriend while she's out gardening.
* TheStoic: He virtually never shows any true emotion. [[StoicWoobie Despite this, it's hard to argue his life hasn't been tough.]]
* WorthIt: His job required the severing of all social contact, and dedicated his life day and night to fighting aliens. He still says it was worth it.

[[folder:Agent J]]
!!Agent J/Jay (James Darrell Edwards III)
->'''Played by:''' Creator/WillSmith
->''"You know what the difference is between you and me? I make this look good."''

* TheAce: In K's absence, he becomes Earth's number one protector.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: J is a goofy smartass but even in the first film is shown to be very competent when push comes to shove.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: [[spoiler:Which leads to his destiny in the agency.]]
* CowboyCop: To such a degree that Zed originally opposed his induction; "He has a problem with authority".
* DeadpanSnarker: More of a witty snarker than K.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: His dad was apparently quite a guy. [[spoiler:Which is proven true when we meet him in the past.]]
* TheDreaded: By the time of the second film, junior MIB agents are terrified of J neuralyzing them for minor offenses.
* GeniusBruiser: He can beat aliens in a foot race and punch some of them out. But he's also a lateral thinker able to see the forest when everybody else is focused on the trees, and is usually able to make logical leaps that K can't.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Said to have saved the Earth several times during the time between I and II.
* ImplacableMan: One of the reasons he got the attention of K. He ran down an alien called a "cephalapoid" on foot, which is implied through dialog to be quite a feat for a human.
* NaiveNewcomer: And he never ''totally'' grows out of it.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: The entire first act of the movie is designed to show that his streetwise smart-ass routine is largely a put-on and he's actually a very good, and even insightful, detective.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Is treated as a fresh-out-of-college pup by K and the others despite his experience in NYPD. [[spoiler: In the third movie he's revealed to be pushing 50, which would have made him mid-30s in the first film.]]
* PluckyComicRelief: In the first film.
* PreMortemOneLiner: To Serleena: "Your flight's been canceled!" Of course, she got better...temporarily.
* RaceLift: He was white in the comics.
* RippleEffectProofMemory: Due to having been talking to K when he was {{Ret Gone}}d, he apparently caused a temporal fracture that prevented his life story or memories from changing any as time reordered itself. Apparently, it induces a craving for chocolate milk.
* SaltAndPepper: With K. {{Lampshaded}} several times.
* SoulBrotha: Turned into this type of character in the second and third film.
* UncleTomfoolery: To a small degree in the first film, he was very comical and seemed to annoy agent K a little and he did not take too many situation seriously.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: He had in this in 2 out of the 3 films and the animated series. In the first film and the animated series with Laurel Weaver and the second film with Laura Vasquez. In the animated series [[spoiler: during J's perfect world alternate reality, he and Laurel are a couple. Or at least, her alternate reality self is J's girlfriend]].

[[folder:Chief Zed]]
!!Chief Zed
->'''Played by:''' Rip Torn
->''"We're not hosting an intergalactic kegger down here!"''

* BadassInCharge: He's mostly chained to a desk, being an administrator and all, but he's got some fire in him.
* BadassBeard: A sharp goatee.
* BadassGrandpa: Older than K, but still a semi-capable ass-kicker.
* BigGood: TheLeader of the [=MiB=], Earth's "first, last and only line of defense".
* BunnyEarsLawyer: An odd, slightly kooky guy. But he runs the agency that keeps Earth safe from alien menaces.
* DaChief: To the organisation.
* DeadpanSnarker: Always ready for any situation with a retort.
* DirtyOldMan: He's got some stories of his past sexual exploits that make J shudder.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: "Zed" is how the letter Z is pronounced in European countries (deriving from Greek "Zeta"), while Americans typically pronounce it as "Zee".
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: Rip Torn's DUI conviction caused the creators to write him out of III.

[[folder:Agent O]]
!!Agent O
->'''Played by:''' Emma Thompson & Creator/AliceEve

* BigGood: She is Zed's substitute after the latter's death.
* LargeHam: O has one moment of [[ChewingTheScenery "screeching" the scenery of the MiB HQ]], when she dedicates some words to him in an alien language.
* RememberTheNewGuy: She never appeared in the first two films but apparently had been working at MIB for at least as long as K had.


[[folder:Laurel Weaver]]
!!Dr. Laurel Weaver (Agent L/Elle)
->'''Played by:''' Linda Fiorentino
->''"Interesting job you guys have."''

* AdaptationalDyeJob: She's blonde in the cartoon, yet the same hairstyle.
* BadassNormal
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Saves J and K from almost getting eaten by the Bug by shooting him from behind.]]
* CreepyMortician: Has some shades of this.
* DamselInDistress: Edgar promptly takes her hostage once he discovers she has the galaxy, and attempts to take her with him so he can eat her.
* DamselOutOfDistress: When Edgar tells her he wants to take her with him to eat her and feed his family as well, while climbing to his UFO, Laurel has none of it and breaks free of his hold, then jumps into a nearby tree while fiercely clinging to one of its branches to avoid falling. [[spoiler:She eventually falls, but is unharmed and manages to get a hold of a MIB gun which she uses to shoot the Bug and kill him for good.]]
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: As part of her work attire.
* DeadpanSnarker: Laurel has her moments.
* DisposableLoveInterest
* HotScientist
* HospitalHottie
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Laurel may be cynical, snarky and gets annoyed easily, but truly cares for those she likes. At one point near the end, while Kay and Jay have an emotional moment regarding the former's departure, she chimes in, saying her apartment isn't very near, not even on the same island, but does it in a pleasant manner and doesn't seem annoyed at all.
* MsFanservice
* OffScreenBreakUp
* PutOnABus: Her absence is explained by J claiming she wanted to go back to the morgue to continue working there and was thus neuralyzed by him.
* SequelNonEntity: See PutOnABus above. The truth is, Linda Fiorentino turned out to be an insanely difficult actress to work with, thus the character of Laurel was written off.
* ShesGotLegs: Laurel is played by none other than Linda Fiorentino, so yeah.
* TheCoroner
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Agent J.

[[folder:Frank the Pug]]
!!Frank the Pug
->'''Voiced by:''' Tim Blaney
->''"Listen, partner. I may look like a dog, but I only play one here on Earth."''

%%* AmusingAlien
* AscendedExtra: In both in the sequel and the animated series.
** SequelNonEntity: He doesn't appear in ''Men in Black III'', except in a picture on a wall[[note]]According to Wiki/TheOtherWiki this happened because the real dog that interpreted him [[AuthorExistenceFailure had passed away]][[/note]].
* TheDogIsAnAlien: He's an alien disguised as a Pug dog.
%%* {{Jerkass}}
%%** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
%%* LovableCoward
%%* SignedUpForTheDental
* TalkingAnimal: While he's actually an alien, he certainly invokes this trope.

[[folder:Jack Jeebs]]
!!Jack Jeebs
->'''Played by:''' Creator/TonyShalhoub
->''"You insensitive pricks! Do you have any idea how much that stings?"''

* AlienBlood: When his head is shot off, green goo is smeared all over the walls.
* ArmsDealer: He sells illegal alien weapons from his black market pawn shop.
%%* AmusingAlien
%%* BizarreAlienBiology
* HealingFactor: His head instantly regenerates not long after being destroyed.
* HumanAlien: As far as we can see, his natural form looks human, [[BizarreAlienBiology but he's something else entirely]].
* LosingYourHead: It even becomes a running gag in the animated series.

[[folder:Laura Vasquez]]
!!Laura Vasquez
->'''Played by:''' Creator/RosarioDawson

* DeadGuyJunior: [[spoiler:She's named after her mother Laurana.]]
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler:Half Zarthan, half Human.]]
%%* NaiveNewcomer
* WhyAmITicking: Her bracelet turns out to be [[spoiler:a nuclear grade weapon that goes off if the light doesn't get off Earth.]]

->'''Played by:''' Michael Stuhlbarg
->''"The bitterest truth is better than the sweetest lie."''

* {{Adorkable}}: The goofy hat and chipper personality just make him adorable.
%%* AudienceSurrogate
* BaitAndSwitch: He manages to trick Boris into thinking that the Ark-Net is inside the large box-shaped necklace he's wearing, but it's in fact inside a box of snacks he's later seen eating at a baseball stadium, and the final component he hid ''inside his head.''
* BlessedWithSuck: He has no ability to tell possible futures that won't happen from the ones that will, which is harrowing in situations where he has no idea whether he's about to die or not, and usually sees them months before they happen or are even relevant in the first place. He considers the constant visions "a gigantic pain in the ass."
* CatchPhrase: "That was a close one!" Said every time one of the horrible outcomes to the current situation he is in does not come to pass.
* CloudCuckooLander: A symptom of being TheOmniscient. He literally sees things that aren't there and for the most part never will- so he comes off as outright kooky a lot of the time. Though... given his maniacally childish glee at the prospect of using a jetpack, that might not entirely be due to future shock.
* DescriptionPorn: When he's found at a baseball stadium witnessing a game months in advance, he gives a ridiculous analysis of one reality he's trying to watch, down to the detail of how an event occurred [[ForWantOfANail such as one player existing because he got a baseball as a Christmas present at childhood since his father couldn't find a football.]]
* FlingALightIntoTheFuture: His kind were killed by the Boglodites when they came for sustenance, thus leading him to try and get the Ark-Net deployed to save Earth and many others as well due to the Boglodites needing to constantly eat, meaning if they aren't able to devour the contents of the planet they've found, they'll die before reaching the next one.
* HumanoidAbomination: [[DarkIsNotEvil A cute and cuddly one]], but still a fifth-dimensional being with a perspective utterly alien to humans that takes human form.
* [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Manic Pixie Dream Guy]]: Kinda.
* MotorMouth: Due to constantly seeing potential futures, he has a habit of blathering on, trying to get even a fraction of the knowledge he has out, this amounts to endless unbroken sentences.
* TheOmniscient: Able to see every outcome, in every reality. Simultaneously.

[[folder:The Colonel]]
!!Colonel [[spoiler:James Darrel Edwards II]]
->Played by: Mike Colter

* ColonelBadass: His badassitude helps save the world from Boris.
* MentalFusion: Griffin does this to him to get his help on defeating Boris, which works. It's never stated what he saw, [[spoiler:but whatever he saw must have had a connection to J, who is a grownup version of his son.]]
* NoNameGiven: Only referred to as "Colonel" or "Sir". [[spoiler:Mostly so his relation to J wasn't obvious to the audience.]]

[[folder:Edgar the Bug]]
!!Edgar the Bug
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->'''Played by:''' Creator/VincentDOnofrio
->''"You ever pull the wings off a fly? You care to see the fly get even?"''

* AdaptationalVillainy: The original human Edgar is loosely based on a farmer who appears in #2 of the comic book. However, unlike his wife-beating movie counterpart, the farmer is decent enough, if a bit trigger happy. He also isn't killed, as the aliens who appear in the issue aren't hostile, their appearance is due to a misunderstanding.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Subverted. He briefly speaks in English when he's about to kill the farmer, as well as when he's in his disguised state, but it's mostly the result of a low-quality translator. Apparently, his native tongue consists of aggressive, loud growls and roars. Oddly enough, his fellow bugs are totally fluent in English in the cartoon, even in their true forms.
* AssholeVictim: The bug was not a nice creature to begin with but the real Edgar was an abusive husband who only cared about himself. Few tears were shed, in-universe or out, when the bug killed him and wore his skin.
* AxCrazy: He tends to attack and/or kill everyone he runs into.
* BerserkButton: Hurting insects, particularly roaches.
* BigBad: Of the first film. He is searching for the galaxy of Orion, kills the Arquillian Prince Rosenberg and causes the Arquillians to have them pissed off enough to try to destroy the Earth in response.
* BodyHorror: He's a giant bug shambling around in the decaying skin of a farmer. So... yeah.
* DeadpanSnarker: For a giant, dumb bug, he has the occasional barb.
-->'''Edgar:''' You don't matter. In fact in a few seconds, you won't even ''be'' matter.
* TheDreaded: The very threat of him showing up makes what was apparently [[YouHaveFailedMe a failed minion]] commit suicide, and causes lot of aliens to [[ScrewThisImOutOfHere try to jump ship and leave Earth.]][[spoiler: Implied to be because he brings the "bug war" to Earth.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He cares more about his race and Earth's insects than any other lifeform in the universe. Killing them is a BerserkButton.
* EvilIsBigger: Edgar the bug is a giant imposing cockroach-like alien. Though not like the human Edgar was small to begin with as he was played by the 6' 3'' ft. Vincent D'Onofrio.
* EvilSoundsDeep: More so out of disguise.
* FantasticRacism: Towards humans.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Tries to play nice when he's after things, but is a murderous beast who only cares about himself.
* {{Foil}}: To the human Edgar. The human Edgar is a selfish farmer and an abusive husband. The bug cares about his family and every living arthropod.
* GenuineHumanHide: He's disguised as and with the use of a farmer he killed. The wife of said farmer describes him as looking like he's wearing an 'Edgar suit'.
* GeniusBruiser: Gigantic, super strong and merciless. He's also pretty good with technology and quite cunning.
* HairTriggerTemper: It doesn't take much to piss him off.
* HotBlooded: Very much so, even when you don't trigger his temper, he's certainly got a level of hostility.
* HughMann: His attempts to pass for human are unrealistic at best.
* InsectoidAliens: A ''big'' one.
* KarmicDeath: He's [[spoiler:ultimately destroyed by the very same chick he kidnapped and held hostage]].
* KickTheSonOfABitch: The farmer whose body he uses to '[[HughMann blend in]]' is [[DomesticAbuser not exactly]] [[EntitledBastard the nicest of people]].
* KillAndReplace: Kills Edgar and then puts on his skin.
* LargeHam: Subtlety doesn't appear to be a species trait.
* LightningBruiser: He's a monstrous insect with SuperStrength and can escape crashed spaceships unscathed. He's also pretty quick for something of his size; he can snatch your gun from your hand before you have a chance to pull the trigger.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: As a bug.
* NoNameGiven: He's called Edgar by everyone because he takes over the body of someone named Edgar. His real name is never mentioned.
* OneWingedAngel: When he sheds his Edgar suit for a final confrontation with J and K.
%%* PlanetLooters
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: The bug considers humanity and other alien races inferior. On the other side, Edgar the farmer insulted his wife very frequently and told her to "get [her] big butt back in the house" when the bug's spaceship landed.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: His first words to the farmer, due to a poor-quality translator; "put your projectile weapon on the ground" and "your proposal is acceptable".

[[caption-width-right:350:Silly little planet. I could rule the place with the right set of mammary glands.]]
->'''Played by:''' Lara Flynn Boyle
->''"Oh, yummy. Somebody I need to eat."''

* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Serleena murders Ben after he refuses to divulge the location of the Light of Zartha. She also steals some of the pizza from his restaurant.
* BalloonBelly: Serleena gets one after swallowing the mugger in the park whole, which she manages to get rid of by spitting him back out.
* BigBad: Second movie.
* BigEater: Her entire species are implied to be this.
* BlackBraAndPanties: When she lands on earth and takes human form this is all she is wearing along with a pair of high heel shoes, which gets the attention of a mugger.
* CuteMonsterGirl: "Smoking hot" is more appropriate.
* CombatTentacles: A whole lot of them too.
* DarkIsEvil: Trots around in a stolen biker outfit for most of the movie.
* DeadlyUpgrade: After she infected Jeff.
* DeadpanSnarker: Particularly when dealing with Charlie and Scrad.
* DarkActionGirl: She's no weakling, and easily overpowered trained agents in a fight. Is also a sadistic, greedy murderous alien.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Takes the form of one upon arriving on earth.
* EldritchAbomination: Her true form.
** TheWormThatWalks: A walking mass of writhing tentacles.
* EvilIsPetty: She spends the opening credits destroying planet after planet solely because the light wasn't there.
* EvilIsSexy: Invoked in-universe. She actively invokes this when she takes the form of a lingerie model. At MIB customs, her alias is an alien that wants to be an underwear model.
* HumanoidAbomination: Spends most of the film in the form of an attractive model, manifesting CombatTentacles from her fingers if she has to fight or coerce someone.
** If that wasn't bad enough, she can also ''eat'' humans whole, which gives her human form a large, bubbling belly.
* LecherousLicking: She sticks her tongue in Agent K's ear. Earlier on, she receives one herself from a mugger before she eats him.
* MsFanservice: This is an early 2000's Lara Flynn Boyle we're discussing...
* MuggingTheMonster: When she assumes human form in Central Park she is only wearing a BlackBraAndPanties and high heeled shoes. Naturally this attracts the attention of a mugger who drags her behind a bush at knife point. Serleena then immediately turns the tables on him and swallows him whole while all he can do is scream in terror.
* OhCrap: When she meets head on with Jeff.
-->'''Serleena:''' Uh-oh. ''Teeth''.
** The mugger also has a moment of this right before Serleena eats him.
* OneWingedAngel: When she eats Jeff, she becomes a gigantic-sized version of her true form.
* PreMortemOneLiner: Gives one to the mugger after he tried to rape her.
-->'''Mugger:''' Hey pretty lady, *licks her face* you taste good... ...hey, what the--?! ''[mugger screams accompanied by the sounds of Serleena swallowing him head-first]''\\
'''Serleena:''' Yeah, you too.
%%* SexyCoatFlashing
* StarfishAliens: In her true form, Kylothians like her are worm-like beings made of several tentacles which can assume distinct forms and achieve gigantic sizes.
* SwallowedWhole: She went both ways with this.
* ToServeMan: Seems to really enjoy eating her opponents, as a man in the park at the start ([[AssholeVictim albeit a would-be mugger and rapist]]) and [[spoiler: Jeff the Worm]] learned the hard way.
%%* TheVamp

[[folder:Charlie & Scrad]]
!!Charlie & Scrad
->'''Played by:''' Johnny Knoxville

* TheDragon: Before Jarra shows up.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: A couple of chuckle-heads who suck at their job.
* PunchClockVillain: Just dicking around on Earth before their boss showed up.
* ReluctantMonster: Begins the story trying to live a normal life, until Serleena turns up.
%%* TooDumbToLive
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: They vanish after the rumble in Jeeve's basement.

->'''Played by:''' John Alexander
->''"Over our dead titanium bodies!"''

* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: What he hides his mini-body and clones under.
* TheDragon: To Serleena, after Charlie and Scrad disappear.
* EvilIsBigger: [[spoiler: Subverted. He appears to be like this. But when the coat came off it's revealed that he is very tiny and his lower half is a small flying saucer with multiple controls for flying.]]
* MesACrowd: [[spoiler:He's actually four tiny identical humanoids on tiny flying saucers]]
* PlanetLooters: He tried to steal the Earth's ozone to sell on the black market.

[[folder:Boris the Animal]]
!!Boris the Animal
[[caption-width-right:250:IT'S JUST BORIS!]]
[[caption-width-right:250:[[labelnote:Click here for spoilers]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/boriss_true_form.png[[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:250:[[spoiler:GO AHEAD!! ARREST ME!!!]]]]
->'''Played by:''' [[Music/FlightOfTheConchords Jemaine Clement]]
->''"Let's agree to disagree!"''

* AliensSpeakingEnglish: He's a malevolent alien, but is seen in a MonstrousHumanoid form throughout the film and speaks in English.
* AnArmAndALeg: Had his arm blown off by K. It's a...touchy subject.
* ArchEnemy: To K.
* AxCrazy: Exists solely to kill and wreak havoc.
* BadassBiker: His preferred image in 1969.
* BadassBeard: How his species grows hair is a mystery...
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Is unaffected by the vacuum he starts in the Lunarmax prison. ''And'' he actually talks to himself in the airless void of space afterwards.
* BeardOfEvil: A big, bushy one.
* TheBerserker: Oh, big time.
* BerserkButton: Do ''not'', under any circumstances, call him "The Animal". [[spoiler:J uses this BerserkButton to defeat him.]]
--> '''''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis IT'S JUST. BORIS!!]]'''''
** He doesn't like when people stare at his lost arm, either.
--> '''''STOP! STARING AT IT!!'''''
* BigBadDuumvirate: Uniquely, both present Boris and the one from 1969 team up to fight the time traveling Men in Black.
* BloodKnight: Boris ''loves'' to fight and kill.
* {{Catchphrase}}: He has two. "Let's AgreeToDisagree" and "[[InsistentTerminology IT IS JUST. BORIS.]]" (in response to someone calling him "Boris [[RedBaron The Animal]]")
* EvilSoundsDeep: Both in the past and present, but his voice is slightly deeper in the past.
* {{Expy}}: Jemaine Clement does one hell of a Creator/TimCurry impersonation.
* EyelessFace: [[spoiler: In his true form.]]
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:For his future self: "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis THAT'S. NOT. POSSIBLE!!]]" (this is when J uses his time tricks to throw him into the exhaust of the rocket). For his past self: "GO AHEAD! ARREST ME!!" K replies, "Not this time", and blasts him.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: He barely bothers with the facade most of the time.
* ForTheEvulz: He surely enjoys mass killings.
* GeniusBruiser: For all his bloodlust and viciousness, he's a sharp cookie.
* GogglesDoNothing: Well, except for disguise purposes [[spoiler: since he has no eyes at all]]
* GutturalGrowler: On par with [[WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}} Nathan Explosion.]]
* HairTriggerTemper: That trigger is ''very'' itchy.
* HamToHamCombat: With ''himself'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IovjAZVtVs0 when he meets his past self.]]
* HandicappedBadass: In the present, where he only has one arm.
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: Killed J's father, killed K in an alternate reality.]]
* IHatePastMe: He doesn't even like himself in the past, seeing his past self as responsible for his failures. The feeling, obviously, is mutual for the '69 Boris who considers his older version the cause of his future fail.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: In the alternative present.]]
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: How Future Boris dies. J throws him into the exhaust of the rocket.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: Edgar and Serleena were pretty nasty. However Boris is FAR WORSE since [[spoiler: he's Agent J's father's murderer and Agent K's in the modified '69.]]
** Serleena and Boris are more or less equal in evilness, since both engage in on-and off-screen multiple planetary genocide.
* LargeHam: There's barely any scenery left when he engages in a [[HamToHamCombat conversation]] with his past self, courtesy of his actor, Jemaine Clement (who is [[Disney/{{Moana}} no stranger]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Rio}} to Large Ham performances]]).
* LastOfHisKind: The Boglodite species died out thanks to the Ark-Net protecting Earth. Except for Boris.
* LaughablyEvil: Boris is incredibly sadistic and evil, but his deadpan humor and hammy chat with his past self will most certainly inspire a few chuckles from the audience.
* LightningBruiser: Surprisingly agile during combat and hits really hard.
* MirthlessLaughter: An absolutely ''epic'' one.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: His ''whole body'' is made of teeth.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Even if he doesn't like the nickname, he's still known as '''''Boris The Animal'''''.
* NearVillainVictory: [[spoiler:In the modified present he actually succeeds in killing K and spreading the Boglodite invasion of Earth and probably consuming the entire planet. This is only prevented by J's interference in '69.]]
* NightmareFace: ''[[spoiler:Go ahead...[[http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/252/f/6/boris_the_animal_from_men_in_black_3_by_cochisemfc-d5e5sis.jpg arrest me.]]]]''
* NoIndoorVoice: His quietest tone seems to be a dull roar.
* ObviouslyEvil: From the beard, to the voice and ''especially'' the personality, the guy is obviously bad news.
* OneManArmy: Just ask these poor MIB agents in the moon.
* PlanetLooters: His entire species.
* PsychoForHire: To the Boglodites.
* RedBaron: He might dislike the name, but he still is Boris ''The Animal''.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Towards K.
* SealedEvilInACan: They built a prison specially [[TailorMadePrison for him]] in the moon (though it seems there are other prisoners there), his escape kicks off the plot (literally: it is the opening scene of the movie).
* SerialKiller: Sort of, while he's happy to just kill at random. He undoubtedly premeditates several of hits. He also regularly goes on killing sprees.
* SinisterShades: Just adds to the menace.
* TheSociopath: The guy makes Edgar look like a member of UNICEF...
* SpikeShooter: His weapon of choice.
* SuicidalOverconfidence: His FatalFlaw (at least in the past), his future self calls him out on it.
* ThisCannotBe: [[spoiler:A variation of this is 21st century Boris's FamousLastWords. "THAT'S NOT POSSIBLE!"]]
* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler: He killed Agent J's father in '69.]]
* UngratefulBastard: He lets his girlfriend die, even after she sprung him out of prison...
* VillainousBreakdown: Future!Boris becomes increasingly ([[UpToEleven more]]) wrathful when he starts to lose the edge of the battle, culminating in the scene where [[spoiler: he falls off the platform screaming "[[ThisCannotBe THAT'S NOT POSSIBLE!]]"]].
* VillainOpeningScene: He's the first major character to be seen in the film, and his escape starts the whole plot.
* ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption: Firm believer of this.

->'''Played by:''' Nicole Scherzinger

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: In Boris's defense, he made an effort to keep her alive. In ''her'' defense, he didn't try very hard.