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Characters: Pitch Perfect

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     The Bellas 

General Tropes

Beca Mitchell

Played by: Anna Kendrick

  • Character Development: Starts off aloof and detached from college life, but eventually learns to work with, lead, and genuinely desire the success of the Bellas.
  • Chekhov's Hobby and Skill: The film heavily emphasizes her love of mashing-up songs. This becomes useful in the Bellas' final performance.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Her replies to the zany cast usually takes the form of snide comments and stoic snark.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She's pretty cool towards Jesse, and especially the Bellas, but warms up later on.
  • Dismotivation: She could care less about building a social life, let alone college itself. She only grits her teeth and bears it so that she can get her father's support to pursue her dream of becoming a music producer.
  • Fish out of Water: An "alternative" loner who joins a competitive a capella group.
  • Follow in My Footsteps: Her father really wants Beca to graduate from college like he did, but Beca just wants to be independent and make music.
  • The Heroine: She is the main character of the story.
  • I Choose to Stay: In the end, she remains in college to lead the Bellas rather than drop out like she intended.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: She stated this as the reason she broke the Bella's routine in the semi-finals. Aubrey and some of the Bellas are not pleased.

'Fat' Amy aka 'Fat' Patricia

Played by: Rebel Wilson

  • Awesome Aussie: "I've wrestled crocodiles and dingoes simultaneously."
  • The Big Girl: She's usually the member of the group who enjoys the group's dance routines and clamors for solos. She's physically the biggest as well. Ironically, she's the only one who skipped the cardio training.
  • *Cough* Snark *Cough*: To Cynthia Rose during the scene where the Bellas are sharing "secrets":
    Amy: *cough* Lesbi-onest.
    Cynthia Rose: I have a gambling addiction.
    Amy: Wait for it.
    Cynthia Rose: Which started after I broke up with my girlfriend.
    Amy: Whoomp, there it is.
  • Funny Foreigner: She's both Australian and rather quirky.

Aubrey Posen

Played by: Anna Camp

  • Academic Alpha Bitch: Initially, though she gets nicer by the end.
  • Break the Haughty: Suffers several, many of them vomit related, and a few related to her refusal to change causing her own downfall.
  • Character Development: She starts off stuck up and stubborn, refusing to accept other point of views or even change the Bellas' song routines. By the end of the film, she consolidates everyone's opinions and opens up to more modern song options.
  • Control Freak: She is the top dog of the Bellas and makes sure everyone knows it.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Initially bitchy towards Beca, she becomes more friendly towards her near the end.
  • Pride: Aubrey's main problem. Her inability to accept anyone else's outlook and admit that she is wrong holds her back.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Chloe's blue.
  • Serious Business: She considers the A capella finals important enough to insist that the Bellas skip class for practice.
  • Statuesque Stunner: One of the tallest female and the third tallest Bella after Stacie and Ashley. Then again, it's probably because of the heels.
  • Supporting Leader: To her frustration, Aubrey's leadership is gradually upstaged by the more innovative Beca.
  • Team Mom: She'd like to be, but it takes her lightening up to really step into the role.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Her third pukage. The first two (the other being in a video) are blatantly shown.

Chloe Beale

Played by: Brittany Snow

  • No Sense of Personal Space: She has no problem bursting in on Beca during her shower while both are naked.
  • Number Two: She is the deputy leader of the Bellas.
  • Only Sane Man: Of the Bellas, at first, although she clearly has some quirks of her own.
  • Really Gets Around: Not as explicit as Stacie, but we see her fooling around with two different guys in the film with ease...

Lily Onakuramara

Played by: Hana Mae Lee

  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: You don't see someone making snow angels in a puddle of vomit very often. Some of her dialogue, whispered or otherwise, also counts.
  • Easter Egg: You would probably need to rent and rewatch the movie carefully to hear what exactly Lily is saying. And some of it is... really bizarre.
  • Funny Foreigner: She's both Japanese and very quirky.
  • Hidden Depths: The girl can beatbox like a pro.
  • The Quiet One: She can never utter anything louder than a whisper.
  • Shrinking Violet: Not so much near the end.
  • Token Minority: While not the only Asian character in the film, she's the only Asian member of the Bellas.


Played by: Ester Dean

  • Token Lesbian: Subverted. Denise, one of those three other Bellas, is implied to be her ex-girlfriend.
  • Transparent Closet: Not so much a closet; she casually mentions her ex-girlfriend while admitting her gambling addiction, making it clear that she's out and proud and just hadn't bothered to explicitly say anything about it.
  • Twofer Token Minority: She's both black and a lesbian.
  • Two First Names: Possibly. It's not stated if her last name is indeed Rose. In case it is, then this trope also applies to her actress, Esther Dean, as well.

Stacie Conrad

Played by: Alexis Knapp

  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: The girl held her own in the Riff Off with only backing vocals from Fat Amy and Cynthia-Rose; clearly, she's not as stupid as she seems.

Denise, Ashley and Jessica

Denise is played by: Wanetah Walmsley
Ashley is played by: Shelley Regner
Jessica is played by: Kelley Alice Jakle

  • Amicable Exes: If Denise is indeed Cynthia-Rose's ex-girlfriend.
  • Butch Lesbian: Denise Zig-Zagged this. While definitely not feminine, she's still not as masculine as her implied ex-lover.
  • The Generic Girls: Jessica and Ashley. Denise at least got a little backstory regarding her alleged past relationship with Cynthia-Rose.
  • Living Props: Aubrey later lampshaded this and directly said (to Jessica and Ashley at least) that they're just... there.
    Aubrey: "Jessica and Ashley, it is like you haven't been here all year long!'"
    Jessica: "Aubrey, really?!'"
    Ashley: "We've literally been here the whole time!'"

     The Treblemakers 

General Tropes

Bumper Allen

Played by: Adam DeVine

  • Big Bad: The closest thing the movie has to one. He provides the initial threat that instigates Aubrey's Character Development.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: As soon as he ditches the Treblemakers, everyone agrees he was a jerk.
  • It's All About Me: At the end of the day, he only cares about what he thinks is best for him.
  • Jerkass: Displayed here and there, but solidified when he cheerfully abandons the team before finals.
  • The Leader: Of the Treblemakers until he leaves.
  • Karma Houdini: The last time he's heard of, he was off to the "big leagues" (being background singer to John Mayer).
  • Token Evil Teammate: While the Trebles are stand-up guys, he is blatantly obnoxious, despicable and is proud of it. He's such a jerk that he even dropped the teammate part altogether.
  • Two First Names: His last name is a more appropriate given name.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Bumper Allen.

Jesse Swanson

Played by: Skylar Astin

  • Adorkable: His adorably cheesy attempts at winning over Beca.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When he's around Benji early on, he doesn't pull his punches.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Towards Beca.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Guy: He's handsome, upbeat, a great singer, and constantly trying to break down Beca's defensive walls.
  • The Movie Buff: Has a particular interest in iconic soundtracks, which he tries to share with Beca.
  • Token Good Teammate: To the Trebles. While the others are not Jerkasses, they sometimes go along with Bumper's antics. He later shared this role with Benji, though the other Trebles have probably Took a Level in Kindness at that point.
  • Unknown Rival: He appears to compete with Luke for Beca's affections. Not that there's going on with them for the matter. And he ultimately "won" anyway.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Beca finally gets sick of his constantly butting into situations that don't concern him after she gets mistakenly arrested and gives him this reaction.
    • To be fair, each time he "butts in," he is genuinely trying to help. You kind of need his sort of help when you're getting arrested. He's a good candidate for Dogged Nice Guy.


Played by: Utkarsh Ambudkar


Played by: Michael Viruet

     Other Characters 

Benji Applebaum

Played by: Ben Platt

  • Hollywood Nerd: He does magic and makes nerd references.
  • Loony Fan: Of the Treblemakers, even after Bumper insults him and rejects his audition.
  • Stage Magician: His dream. He practices magic tricks regularly.

John Smith and Gail Abernathy-McKinnon

John is played by: John Michael Higgins
Gail is played by: Elizabeth Banks

Kimmy Jin

Played by: Jinhee Joung

  • Defrosting Ice Queen/Pet the Dog: After Beca is kicked out of the Bellas and rejected by Jesse, Kimmy surprises her by wishing her a happy Spring Break on her way out the door.
  • Jerkass: She's unnecessarily rude to Beca, giving her a cold shoulder for much of the film.


Played by: Freddie Stroma

Dr. Mitchell

Played by: John Benjamin Hickey
  • Good Parents: He wants what's best for Beca. He even expressed that he'll support her even if she doesn't honor his wish of finishing college. Aside from that, he also puts up with her snarky attitude.
  • Happily Married: After his divorce, he remarried. Beca calls her the stepmonster.

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