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    Scott Pilgrim 
Scott Pilgrim
Sketchy-ass 24-year-old
Rating: Awesome

Hero of the story. Scott is an air-headed unemployed slacker (additionally, the bassist of a band called Sex Bob-Omb). He's kind of a dick sometimes, but is mostly a decent guy. Most of the other characters either tolerate him as a person or are actively trying to kill him. He falls in love with Ramona Flowers, but in order to win her heart he has to defeat her seven evil exes.
Played by (in the film): Michael Cera

  • Achilles in His Tent: For the first part of volume 6. Luckily, he Took a Level in Badass.
  • Adorkable: His nerdiness is part of why Ramona likes him.
  • Amnesiac Dissonance: Whatever his current faults, Scott's at least less capable of genuine cruelty than he was before his memories were altered.
    • Debatable. He seems to have been deliberately repressing bad memories for most of his life even prior to Gideon's memory alteration. Being unable to remember/accept how badly his selfishness and immaturity had hurt the people around him may have made him a worse, or at the very least more insensitive person.
  • Bastard Boyfriend: Scott may have been more of this than he previously thought, due to Gideon tampering with his memories. Especially in the case of Kim, when he beat up her current meek Asian sorta-kinda-not-really boyfriend in order to go out with her. And when he broke up with her because he was moving to Toronto, he didn't even have the guts to tell her himself. She had to hear it second-hand. Also broke up with Envy over an argument he had caused. Thankfully he comes to realize it, and (sorta) makes amends later.
    *Ramona and Scott just after having drunk sex.*
    Ramona: Did you cheat on me with Knives Chau?
    Scott: What? No... (Beat) ...I cheated on Knives Chau with you.
  • Born Lucky: He does have some astoundingly good fortune that comes through in the most opportune times, both when he's fighting the Exes and just living life. It even extends to his infidelities with other women, much to the disapproval of his friends. That is, until karma catches up with him in Vol. 5.
    Kim Pine: Scott, if your life had a face, I would punch it. I would punch your life in the face.
  • Chekhov's Skill: In book 2 it's shown that Scott is an exceedingly good cook. When he gets a job at a restaurant in book four he's relegated to a dishwasher.
    • Played straight at the end of Volume 6. Scott Pilgrim, greatest prep chef in the world. And he still botches the order.
    Stephen Stills: Whatever, they ordered at 10:55. They're getting a salad.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: deconstructed to show the negative repercussions of not paying attention to the people around you and not caring about others' plights or feelings.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Scott Pilgrim may be an idiot, but he's also the "best fighter in the province".
  • Epiphany Therapy: Has two; one when he visits Kim Pine at her parents home in the Wilderness and confronts Nega-Scott; and one when Gideon kills him and he remembers his extra life.
    Kim: If you don't accept it, you'll keep making the same mistakes over and over again!!
  • Fake Memories: One of the reasons he has a big ego about his high school years is that Gideon tampered with his memories.
    • Adding to that is the fact that Scott himself has a habit of repressing his own memories, which he openly admits while fighting Nega-Scott in vol. 6.
  • Fag Stag: Young Neil is his only heterosexual male friend.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: A rare case where the protagonist falls under this. Julie despises him and Kim and Stephen barely put up with him.
  • Genius Ditz: Cooking is perhaps the only task at which he's legitimately competent (well, besides fighting) Ramona is shocked to discover that he's actually good at something.
  • Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: "You had a sexy phase?!"
  • Guile Hero: Scott used his wits to defeat Lucas and Todd.
    • Only in the movie for Todd. In the comics he wins by dumb luck.
  • Hair Today Gone Tomorrow: His hair was much longer in university, until he got an Important Haircut right before breaking up with Envy.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Happens in Volume 6 to Scott while he's inside Ramona's mind.
  • Heel Realization: The main theme of the comic, arguably, is Scott's realizing that he really is an Evil Ex-Boyfriend in the making.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Scott dated two — Kim and Envy.
  • Idiot Hero: Although not entirely stupid, Scott can be very uncaring about the feelings of others, and definitely not the most practical or responsible person. He also Does Not Understand Sarcasm at times.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: By Gideon in volume 6.
  • It's All About Me: Scott has an unfortunate tendency to whitewash his own romantic indiscretions and Jerkass tendencies while complaining about the same behavior in other people. He's a firm believer in his own Protagonist-Centered Morality.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: with emphasis on the "Jerk" part. But then, that's kind of the point.
  • Karma Houdini: Scott seems to get away pretty clean in regards to him dating Knives Chau and Ramona at the same time. Until volume 5 that is.
  • Lame Comeback: Constantly. Averted, somewhat, in the movie, where Scott gets some genuinely badass one-liners. Take, for example, his fight with Lucas Lee, after defeating his stunt doubles:
    Scott: Mr. Lee? You're needed back on set.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Actually self inflicted; in order to avoid confronting the facts of how much of a Bastard Boyfriend he is to all of his love interests, he willfully pushed his memories of his bad relationships away and forgot them. The purpose of his Epiphany Therapy in the wilderness is to get rid of this, and confront the bad things he's done.
  • Level-Up at Intimacy 5: He gains the Power of Love after finally saying the "L Word"note  to Ramona.
  • Magikarp Power: The reason Scott didn't have a Skateboard Proficiency? He has a Sword Proficiency instead. Convenient when one actually shows up.
  • Manchild: Played for laughs at first...
  • Marry Them All: In his game ending, Scott has a harem of Envy, Knives and Kim. But does it make him happy?
  • Never Gets Drunk: To the point where it's a big deal whenever he does decide to drink.
  • Never My Fault: A big part of his Character Development is learning to accept responsibility for his own failings.
  • Nice Guy: Subverted. He's actually a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • NEET: Up until Volume 4, Scott was "in between jobs" (he had lost his "dream job" shortly before Volume 1). He did attend to college, but he doesn't remember whether he graduated or not due to the psychological damage his break up with Envy caused him.
  • Nobody Loves the Bassist: Which is why he got stuck with the role — no-one else wanted it.
  • Not So Different: Scott realizing he shares a lot of the petty qualities (such as infidelity) that Ramona's evilly petty exes had. Comes to a head in volume six when he finally fights Gideon. Scott thankfully comes to realize he doesn't like it.
    Scott: Gideon...I think I understand you, man....And now I have to kill you.
  • Pretty in Mink: His parkas.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Chapter 5 reveals just how messed up he really is.
  • Shonen Hair: Scott's hair gets spikier and more unkempt with each installment.
  • The Slacker: He's unemployed, lives off his roommate's credit card, and makes no attempt to change this until Ramona makes him find a job in Volume 4
  • Schoolyard Bully All Grown Up: For a given value of "grown up", anyway.
  • Tetris Effect: Gideon's plot had a phase of messing around Scott's memories and the result in the high school memories would almost be a good example of this, but with his usual video games instead of Tetris.
  • Unreliable Narrator: The validity of his flashbacks is highly questionable thanks to Gideon's altering of Scott's memories and the denial of his past mistakes.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    Scott: Are you okay now?
    Envy: Am I...? You just headbutted my best friend so hard he burst, Scott.
    • Scott gets another one with Envy in Volume 6. Becomes more apparent and embarrassing when he breaks it down in front of a thousand quiet fans staring at Envy in awe.
    Scott: Envy Adams? Partying with mere mortals?
    Envy: *glare*
    Scott: Why don't you go back to... to... Montrealhalla.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: "What? Is that like a moral high ground or something?"
  • Write Who You Know: Bryan Lee O'Malley was dating an American woman (cartoonist/comic book creator Hope Larson, now his wife) and in a garage band when he started the series.

    Ramona Flowers 
Ramona Flowers
Age: 25 years old
American Delivery Ninja

The heroine of the story. An American who recently moved to Canada. A series of chance encounters leads to Scott asking her out on a date. She has a mysterious past which is slowly uncovered over the course of the series. She dated and dumped six guys (and one girl) and not only did they all turn evil, but they formed a league together and now control her love life by fighting and killing off any potential suitor she starts dating.
Played by (in the film): Mary Elizabeth Winstead

  • Action Girl: She's at least as good a fighter as Scott.
  • Bag of Holding: Ramona's purse, elaborately lampshading the fact that it contains a hammer (+ 2 against girls), a titanium baseball bat (+ 1 against blondes), and even Scott himself. "Capacity: unknown." When it's destroyed during the fight against Gideon in Volume 6, thousand of objects come out from it.
    • The bag unlimited capacity is explained because it's an access to the Subspace, which Scott later uses to get inside Ramona's mind and eliminate the fragment of Gideon inside it.
  • Birds of a Feather: Near the end of volume 6, it's revealed that Ramona spent her time away from Scott pretty much the exact same way he did - by moping, slacking, and sleeping all day. Scott's friends declare them a perfect couple.
    • She also has many of the same flaws as Scott, tending to overlook her own mistakes and blaming her failed love life on others. At the end of the series their friends agree it's less about them belonging together and more like they deserve each other.
  • Bi the Way: With Roxanne, and is rather more interested in Kim Pine than everybody else.
  • Combat Medic: In the game, she's the only one who can heal all players at once by summoning Knives. Kim can heal, but she can only heal herself.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Snarks a lot at the ridiculous things that happen around her.
  • Drop the Hammer / Batter Up: Her choice of weapons
  • Expy: Of Haruko. The resemblance is uncanny...
  • Femme Fatale: Parodied. The fact that she used to smoke (and still does on certain occasions) makes Scott think that she is evil. Many of her exes accuse her of ruining their lives and drawing them to villainy, but they are just using her as an excuse for their actions.
  • Genki Girl: In the game, judging by how she runs and her victory pose when you beat an ex.
  • Girl of My Dreams: Also parodied. She appears in Scott's dreams because she uses them to travel through subspace, thus driving him to become obsessed with her.
  • Hotblooded Sideburns: She has them in one of her hairstyles, although she is not particularly Hot-Blooded.
  • Hypocrite: Lampshaded a few times. She regularly gets angry at Scott for minor transgressions while she has either done or is doing worse. For example, she's a bit miffed at Scott for spending a platonic evening with Lisa, even though that same evening Ramona was hanging out (and making out a little) with one of her exes. She's angry when Scott goes inside her head, even though she regularly has fun teasing him when she goes inside his head. And she freaks out about Scott dating her before breaking things off with Knives, even though she cheated on all or nearly all of her exes.
  • Important Haircut: Inverted. If Ramona decides to grow her hair out, there's something going on.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Parodied, but also deconstructed.
  • Magic Skirt: Averted,. Even when she wears ankle-length skirts she'll still get the occasional Panty Shot.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Conspicuously so.
  • Mysterious Past: She never goes into too much detail on what she did in America. While the readers do learn of her relationships with her exes, other parts of her past remain a mystery.
  • Never My Fault: Not as bad as Scott, but still pretty prevalent.
  • Not So Above It All: She seems to be much more mature than Scott at first glance, but she has just as much potential to be lazy and unproductive, spending her days off sleeping and moping.
  • Phlebotinum Rebel: Her teleportation powers come from Gideon experimenting "the Glow" on her, something that uses the Subspace to trap someone in the emotions of their head. She found a way use it to access the Subspace without the need of the Subspace's doors.
  • Portal Network: Convenient for an employee.
  • Rollerblade Good: Her preferred method of transportation.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: Ramona and Roxanne, her college roommate in the past.
  • She's Got Legs: In Volume 4, when her and Scott are sitting on the bench, she puts her legs on top of Scott's lap.
  • Stocking Filler: In subspace.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: She is cold at first glance, but once Scott gets to know her, it becomes apparent that her actual personality is more pleasant.
  • Tomboyish Sidetails: Her initial hairstyle.
  • Took A Level In Jerk Ass: In Volume 4.
  • Traumatic Haircut: Before leaving Scott at the end of volume 5.
  • Vague Age: At first. It's 24.
  • Visual Pun: Her Bag of Holding. At the end of volume 6, Gideon destroys it and all her baggage spills all over the floor. She decides not to bother picking it up.
  • We Named the Monkey Jack: Ramona's cat is named Gideon. A fact that shocks even Gideon.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: And red, and green, and purple...
  • You Are Fat: Gets this constantly from Knives, when she goes ballistic for Scott's sake, and even Roxanne states that she put on a little weight since college. This is all debatable, but she definitely is curvier than the rest of the main female cast.

    Kimberly "Kim" Pine 
Kim Pine
Age: 24 years old
Will eat your soul

Drummer of the band Sex Bob-omb. An ex-girlfriend of Scott's, and his close friend since their high school days. She is usually the lone voice of reason in all the madness going around her. Since said voice of reason usually gets ignored, it doesn't matter all that much.

Years before Scott Pilgrim was created, Bryan Lee O'Malley used the name "Kim Pine" for a very different (or at least much less defined) character in his short-lived comic strip "Style".
Played by (in the film): Alison Pill

    Stephen Stills 
Stephen Stills
Age: 24 years old
The Talent

Lead vocalist/guitarist and "the talent" of Sex Bob-Omb, and another close friend of Scott's going back to their college days. He works as a cook at a stir-fry restaurant and is Julie Powers' on-again-off-again-off forever because he's actually gay boyfriend.
Played by (in the film): Mark Webber

  • Alliterative Name: His first and last name both begin with the same sound.
  • Beard of Sorrow: Not necessarily a beard, but Perma Stubble. Also, his only known girlfriend and boyfriend is Julie and Joseph. The author even labelled him as kind of emo.
  • Beta Couple: First with Julie, then with Kim's gay former roommate Joseph.
  • Coming-Out Story in the end of book 6; he says he came out of the closet in volume 5.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He is one.
  • Full-Name Basis: Scott usually refers to him as "Stephen Stills" despite being friends with him since college.
  • Mighty Glacier: In the game.
  • Name's the Same: As a real-life guitarist. The fact that his roommate is known as "Young Neil" suggests that this may be on purpose.
  • No Accounting for Taste: Stephen Stills and Julie have a pretty vitriolic relationship. By book five, they've broken up "for like the fiftieth time!"
    • Stephen Stills continues to be an example of this even after he comes out as gay—his new boyfriend Joseph is, if possible, even more bitchy than Julie.
  • Not So Stoic: One of Stephen's defining traits is how laid-back he is for the most part, but this is punctuated by his various anxiety attacks throughout the series.
  • Shoryuken: In the game
  • Straight Gay
  • Your Cheating Heart: His relationship with (or at least interest in) Joseph seems to have started during Volume 4, at a time when he and Julie were still "on."
  • Younger Than They Look: In the second volume, he is revealed to be 22 whereas Scott is 23. In the fourth volume, his 24th birthday happens before Scott's 24th birthday happens... But then again, the story is told in Scott's point of view.

    Wallace Wells 
Wallace Wells
Age: 26 years old
Pretty Darn Gay

Scott's cool gay roommate. Very snarky and blunt, but usually has Scott's best interests at heart. He serves as Mission Control (or something close to it) for Scott's fight against the League of Evil Exes. Bryan Lee O'Malley claims that Wallace is based on a former real-life roommate of his.
Played by (in the film): Kieran Culkin

  • The Alcoholic: He doesn't appear to be a full-blown alcoholic, but he has very few appearences in the comics where he isn't at least mildly buzzed.
  • All Gays Are Promiscuous: "I didn't make up the gay rulebook."
  • Alliterative Name: His first and last names start with the same sound.
  • Barrier Guy: He actually manages to tank for Ramona during the fight with Envy. Because Envy can't hit her as long as Wallace is giving her moral support. Wallace being Wallace, he doesn't seem to notice this at all and leaves to use the bathroom just when Ramona's about to win.
  • Captain Obvious: Wallace is actually helpful most of the time, but once a fight actually starts..."Scott, watch out! I think that guy might be Gideon!"
  • Closet Key: Sorta. He makes out with and steals Stacey Pilgrim's date in the first volume. Its implied this isn't the first time it has happened.
  • Cynical Mentor: To Scott.
  • Ethical Slut: Not that he ever explains this to Scott, but there's an enormous difference between how Scott is dating Knives and Ramona without telling either, and how Wallace is sleeping with two men at the same time.
  • Fetish: Wallace has a big fetish for guys wearing glasses.
  • Non-Action Snarker: He never fights (outside of the game's second DLC) and can snark with the best of them.
  • Promotion To Love Interest: Other Scott went from Wallace's friend-who-is-also-gay to his boyfriend in the movie.
  • Promoted to Playable: Like Knives, he's getting his own DLC. Amazingly, two whole years after the game was released.
  • Shipper on Deck: for Scott and Ramona.
  • Straight Gay: And pretty darn gay too.
  • Tall, Dark and Snarky

    Knives Chau 
Knives Chau
Age: 18 years old
Self-proclaimed Scottaholic

A 17-year-old-girl who Scott dated on a whim at the start of the series to ease his loneliness. She becomes obsessed with him and assimilates herself into his circle of friends. She ends up sticking around, even after Scott breaks up with her to date Ramona. Oh yeah, and she's a ninja and so is her father.
Played by (in the film): Ellen Wong

    (Young) Neil Nordegraf 
Young Neil
Age: Not really young
Stephen's Roommate

Stephen Stills' roommate and Sex Bob-omb's #1 (and only) fan/roadie. He's very quiet and is mostly an observer/commentator on the events of the story. After Scott dumps her, Knives briefly dates Neil because he looks similar to Scott, but they later break up.
Played by (in the film): Johnny Simmons

  • Accidental Misnaming: He never objected much to it, but when he is introduced simply as Neil, with the "young" part dropped, it's the best day of his life.
  • Alliterative Name: His full name is Neil Nordegraf.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: In the movie, mainly.
  • Demoted to Extra: Slowly begins to fall into the background with each volume, though he regains a bit of prominence when Scott finally takes the "Young" out of his name.
    • Mauve Shirt: Arguably he's at least as prominent as anyone else connected to Sex Bob-bomb in the film.
  • The Generic Guy: He doesn't have much of a personality besides liking Sex Bob-omb and looking like Scott.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Volume 6: The greatest day of Young Neil's life was when Scott simply called him "Neil".
  • Older Than They Look: Supposed to be 20, but looks about as young as Knives.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Knives throws herself at him on the rebound from Scott because he looks more-or-less just like him. They break up rather quickly once Knives realises he's about as far from Scott as you can get personality-wise.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In the later volumes, once his college work and Sex Bob-Ombs relocation to Joseph's "studio" for recording prevents him from hearing them perform.

    Envy Adams 

The world-famous lead singer of the super group The Clash at Demonhead. She is also Scott's old girlfriend from their college days. They were in a band together, they broke up, she joined a new band, she got famous, Scott didn't. She's currently dating her bassist, Todd Ingram. After Scott and Ramona inadvertently kill the other two members of TCaDh, she launches a solo career and signs with Gideon's recording label.
Played by (in the film): Brie Larson

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: While she's a redhead in the books (the covers, anyway) and the video game, she's a blonde in the movie.
  • Alpha Bitch: For a while, but she gets better.
  • Anti-Villain: Type I.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: She stops in her tracks while she's walking away and Scott calls her Natalie.
  • The Chanteuse: Some of her costumes invoke this trope.
  • Combat Stilettos: Combat platform boots in her fight for Ramona. Despite her many outfit changes she is never seen in flat shoes in the series.
  • Costume Porn: She wears a variety of elaborate costumes. Gideon mentions that he gets sexual pleasure from dressing her up in them.
  • Demoted to Extra: Gets quite a bit cut out in the film, since her fight with Ramona is cut and is compacted into Ramona's fight with Roxy Richter. She is completely absent in the climax and her role is merged with Ramona's.
  • Do Not Call Me Paul: She is not happy when Scott calls her Natalie. Averted in the film, where she seems to seriously consider Scott's advice of going back to her original name.
  • Empathic Environment: It was raining the whole time she was in Toronto and in the game, after she loses, she melts away from a raincloud.
  • Evil Diva: At first.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Well, Knives does.
  • Femme Fatale: Subverted. Scott is also to blame for the trouble that came from their relationship.
  • Hannibal Lecture: She gives one to Ramona about how they are Not So Different.
  • Heel-Face Turn: CLOSURE!
    • Also, earlier on she warns Scott that Gideon's going to attack from behind via her opening song.
  • For Massive Damage / Fingerpoke Of Doom: The back of her knees. Don't ask how Scott knows this.
  • Impractically Fancy Outfit: The stage outfit Gideon puts her in. It's one Pimped-Out Dress over another.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At the end of Volume 6, she gives Scott a hug. And then says "PS. Get off my stage."
  • Kick Chick: Her preferred style during her fight with Ramona at Lee's Palace.
    • All her major attacks in the game involve high jump kicks.
  • Lean and Mean: It's interesting to note that Envy is probably the skinniest character in the series. The way other female characters are drawn would suggest O'Malley has an appreciation for girls with healthy curves and even petite ones like Knives still have very soft, rounded facial features in sharp contrast to Envy's narrow, vulpine looks.
  • Master of the Mixed Message: Oh boy howdy is she ever. Even though Envy was the one who dumped Scott, she still continues to send him mixed signals and seems to be jealous of his relationship with Ramona. Possibly justified though since their breakup is told from Scott's perspective, and he completely white washes his own negative traits.
  • New Old Flame: Subverted. She and Scott never get back together.
  • Noble Demon: Subverted. In Volume 3, she allows Scott to walk away when he attacks Todd without knowing about his powers, but that's more because she wanted to draw Scott's suffering out.
    • Played straight in Volume 6, she warns Scott of a sneak attack by Gideon.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Much has been made of the sex-on-a-stick voice Brie Larson uses in portraying Envy. She drops it for only one line: right after Scott calls her "Natalie". (Well, two lines, counting Julie's interjection.)
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Some of her hairstyles.
  • Personal Raincloud: In the game after she loses and after Todd was destroyed in the comic.
  • Rain, Rain, Go Away: Right after she left in the 3rd book, the rain left as well.
  • Rich Bitch: Judging by the costs of some of her costumes, she's a millionaire.
  • She's Got Legs: She has very long legs, which she is very good at kicking with.
  • Start of Darkness: Envy's play out through flashbacks in Vol. 3. It begins with her selling all her Anime paraphernalia and culminates with her asking Scott to start calling her "Envy" rather than Natalie. Then she breaks up with him and turns completely evil, showing the reader the exact moment she crossed the line that she'd been living on the other side of since she first appeared in the comic.
    • Subverted in volume 6 when it's revealed that Envy never actually turned evil after she changed her image. She changed, but Scott remained an oblivious Jerkass who ended up playing the victim after the breakup.
  • That Woman Is Dead: Natalie is dead and remains so even after Envy's Heel-Face Turn, but Envy is happy that Scott is around to keep her memory alive.
  • Tsurime Eyes: She has these.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Her legions of fans are oblivious to how much of a bitch she can be.
  • Woman Scorned: For a while.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A.

The League of Evil Exes

    Matthew Patel 
Matthew Patel
Ramona's 1st Evil Ex-Boyfriend
Powers: Mystical

The first of Ramona's Evil Exes. He went to middle school with Ramona and was the only non-white, non-jock boy her age there. They teamed up and took over the school for a few weeks, and then she left him. He apparently never got over it. Also has mystical powers.
Played by (in the film): Satya Bhabha

  • Camp Straight: Some of his mannerisms resemble gay stereotypes, but he's been pining after Ramona for most of his life.
  • Dance Battler: Type four (completely nuts)
  • Evil Sorcerer: He fights with mystical powers.
  • Flunky Boss: Summons Demon Hipster Chicks to the fray.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It doesn't take much for him to snap.
  • Incoming Ham: In the movie, he very suddenly busts through a wall shouting "MIS-TER PIL-GRIIIIM!" This is the very first time we see an Evil Ex.
  • Large Ham: He is MATTHEW PATEL!, Ramona's FIRST... Evil... Ex... boyfriend.
    If you wa-a-a-ant to fight me... Ha! You're not the bri-i-i-ightest-ah!
  • Leitmotif: Bollywood tunes play when Ramona talks about how she met Matthew, and it's also a buildup for his Villain Song.
  • Musical Episode: His fight with Scott is either a shout out to Bollywood dance numbers or Space Channel 5.
    • His song in the game could be considered both. That or a Bollywood Chiptune number at the very least. Either way, it's awesome.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: He has these.
  • Pirate: They're in this year.
  • Playing with Fire: He uses fireballs.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: It seems that he hasn't matured since middle school.
  • Reality Subtext: O'Malley was first inspired to make the comic when he learned that his girlfriend (now wife) had three ex-boyfriends who were all named Matthew, and he wondered if they could form some kind of league. He was also going to name the second ex Matthew Lee, but thought that was too far to go for such an inside joke.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Precisely why Scott Pilgrim ignores his "threatening" emails.
  • Starter Villain: He's the most pathetic and least threatening of the exes. Perfect for the first "boss fight."
  • Summon Backup Dancers: His Demon Hipster Chicks.
  • This Cannot Be!
    This is impossible! How can this be?
    Scott: Open your eyes, and maybe you'll see!
  • Token Minority: As the "only non-white, non-jock" in Ramona's middle school, this trope was the only reason she truly bothered with him in the first place. It's also the primary basis for his "mystical powers," according to Ramona herself. Once they overpowered everyone else in their middle school...
  • Villain Song: "Slick" in the movie, more or less taken out of his scene in the graphic novel with the Space Channel 5 elements replaced with a Bollywood number.
  • Warm-Up Boss: Word of God claims he was supposed to be rather pathetic, what with his letters and his one sided fight with Scott.

    Lucas Lee 
Lucas Lee
Ramona's 2nd Evil Ex-Boyfriend
Not really evil

The second Evil Ex. A former pro skate-boarder turned actor. He's in Toronto in Vol 2 to shoot a movie, so he invites Scott down to the set just to kick his ass. Despite being out to kill Scott, he's actually quite a decent guy.
Played by (in the film): Chris Evans

  • Accidental Misnaming: Scott keeps getting him and Luke Wilson mixed up. Even after Lucas bites it, he still mistakes Luke Wilson as Lucas Lee.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the movie, since Chris Evans plays him as a hilariously douchey ham, though he also engages in a bit of small talk with Ramona and remarks that Scott "seems nice".
  • Alliterative Name: His first and last name start with the same sound.
  • Anti-Villain: Type IV.
  • Berserk Button: The gloves come off when Scott calls him a sellout.
  • The Brute: He appears to be the physically strongest of the exes.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Knives, in a sense, both being fairly lame high-schoolers whom their partners cheated on with a much cooler replacement. Wallace and Kim note the similarity.
  • Friendly Enemy: To Scott. In the film, he has a short but friendly conversation with Ramona, and comments that Scott seems like a nice guy.
  • Flunky Boss: In the game, he brings skateboarders into the fray. Specifically so that you can knock them off their boards, allowing him to equip one and become more powerful. In the film, he calls out stunt doubles while he goes to get a cup of coffee.
  • Jerk Jock: Subverted in the comic. Despite being an "Evil Ex" he's ironically more of Friendly Enemy. Played more or less straight in the movie.
  • Jobber: Offers his defeat in exchange for loose change.
  • Large Ham: You can tell Chris Evans is having a lot of fun.
    "I'm an A-lister brah!"
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Lucas Lee is Jason Lee.
  • Punch Clock Villain: Lucas Lee is a genuinely nice guy, engages in small talk with the group and even offers Scott some baby carrots and Ritz. Right after throwing him into Casa Loma's tallest tower.note 
  • Self-Disposing Villain: Kills himself taking up a dare to grind a rather gnarly railing.
  • Super Strength: Throws Scott five stories straight up into the top of a tower, which is demolished.
  • Token Good Teammate: In the comics.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He becomes less of a nice guy and more of a jerk in the film.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: In the game. He has much more health and does more damage to the players with each hit than Matthew Patel, and summons skateboarders who are fast, also do a pretty large amount of damage, block more frequently, and will pick up skateboards (or other weapons) and use reach. Lee himself has a nasty combo attack once he has a skateboard that hits three times. In addition, any time the player is knocked prone there is a good chance anyone on a skateboard will run them over for more damage. However, all of these factors can be mitigated or avoided by players with a better idea of Lee's boss pattern or who have come in with inflated levels.
  • Wolf Pack Boss: He's content to let his stunt doubles beat Scott to a pulp instead of doing it himself.

    Todd Ingram 

Third Evil Ex and and the bass player of the superband The Clash at Demonhead and the current boyfriend of its lead singer Envy Adams. He possesses psychic powers because of his devotion to veganism, but he's not particularly faithful to it... or Envy for that matter.
Played by (in the film): Brandon Routh

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: The original color images from the comic and the video game have him with brown hair, while in the movie and the color reprints of the comic he's a bleached blonde.
  • Advancing Wall of Doom: He fills this role in the video game.
  • Artistic License Biology: The suggestion that a diet low in fat and protein (which FYI make up something like 90% of the brain) can improve brain function. Adding psychic powers as a benefit just takes it to the level of absurdity.
  • Bastard Boyfriend: And that's not because he's an Evil Ex of Ramona. He was cheating on Envy behind her back with their drummer.
  • Blondes Are Evil: In the movie and color edition of the comic.
  • Body Horror: The game carries the Tetsuo references even further with this trope.
  • Conditional Powers: Don't stay Vegan? Don't keep your powers.
  • Deface of the Moon: He punched two craters in the moon with his Vegan powers, one for Ramona and one for Envy.
  • Deflector Shields: In the game he can create an AT Field.
  • The Dragon: While he is the evil ex of volume 3, Envy is the real villain while Todd acts more as a minion to her, until the climax of the book.
  • Dumb Muscle: Movie!Todd didn't know that chicken wasn't vegan.
  • Evil Counterpart: Less pronounced than Gideon, but like Scott, Todd is a bass player. While Scott once dated Envy and now dates Ramona, Todd once dated Ramona and now dates Envy. Todd is also two-timing Envy, like Scott briefly was with Knives.
  • Expy: He's basically a Canadian, vegan Tetsuo.
  • Flipping the Bird: He does this. Especially in the video game.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Todd's defeat is caused by a variety of things he has done to himself; however, Scott takes advantage of his vegan weakness in the movie a lot more effectively.
  • It Runs on Nonsensoleum: Telekinesis through veganism!
  • Jerkass: Really is in the running with Gideon as the biggest douche in the series.
  • The Juggernaut: When he's using his powers, nothing can stop him.
  • Karma Houdini: Todd thinks he should be one because in his own words, "I'm a rockstar!"
  • Kick the Dog: In the movie, Todd's punching of Knives is definitely this, if not a outright crossing of the MEH.
  • 90% of Your Brain : Played for Laughs
    • Well, if you knew the science, you'd know he's right.
  • Power Glows/Glowing Eyes of Doom
  • Psychic Powers: Benefit from being a Vegan
  • The Rock Star: Which means he can do anything.
  • Self-Disposing Villain: His breaking of veganism by eating gelato makes the Vegan Police take away his powers, allowing Scott to defeat him.
  • Smug Snake: He just wishes he could do anything and get away with everything. Unfortunately, the Vegan Police proves otherwise
  • Smug Straight Edge: He is convinced that his veganism makes him better than everyone. Of course, see below...
  • Straw Hypocrite: Claims that being a vegan makes him better than anyone else, although he ate gelato and Chicken Parmesan.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: It's revealed during his Villainous Breakdown that he has parental issues that drove him to veganism.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Cause he's a rock-star, losers!
  • Your Cheating Heart: He cheats on Envy with Lynette and tries to claim it's Not What It Looks Like, despite having her panties on his head.

    Roxanne Richter 
Roxanne Richter
Ramona's 4th Evil Ex-Boyfriend
Gender: Female

The fourth Evil Ex-Boyfriend (actually a girl). She was Ramona's college roomate and dated Ramona as part of a bi-curious "sexy phase" Ramona was going through at the time. She was Ramona's ninja mentor and is actually quite friendly with her despite being a member of the League.
Played by (in the film): Mae Whitman

    Kyle and Ken Katayanagi 
Kyle and Ken Katayanagi
Ramona's 6th and 5th Evil Ex-Boyfriends
Handsome Jerk and Perfect Asshat

Fifth and Sixth Evil Exes. A pair of Japanese twin DJs Ramona dated behind each other's backs. After she dumped them, they banded together to get back at her. They send their home-made robots out to battle Scott throughout Vol 5 before finally fighting him together.
Played by (in the film): Keita Saitou (Kyle) and Shota Saitou (Ken)

    Gideon Gordon Graves 
Gideon Gordon Graves
Ramona's 7th Evil Ex-Boyfriend
Occupation: Asshole

Seventh and final Evil Ex and leader of the League of Evil Exes. Gideon is a 30-something entertainment mogul from New York and Ramona was once both his girlfriend and his muse. He formed the League after he posted a drunken rant on craigslist, and only wants Ramona back to complete his collection of his seven former girlfriends—all of whom have been stored in cryogenic freezing capsules. He is a total asshole.
Played by (in the film): Jason Schwartzman

  • Affably Evil: He refers to Scott as buddy, and compliments him on his shirt. Also, after he kills Scott, he buys everyone a drink.
  • Alliterative Name: All three of his names start with the same sound.
  • Big Bad: The leader of the League and also the exe with the greatest impact on Ramona.
  • Comic Book Fantasy Casting: It's tough to tell from the art style, but evidently the character's look was based in part on actor Jason Schwartzman, who ended up playing him in the film.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Gideon: "Yes! I had a sword built into Envy's dress in case of emergency! THAT'S JUST THE KIND OF GUY I AM!"
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Gideon slips in a cameo (shrouded in shadows) at the end of Volume 3 right after Scott defeats Todd. He also slips in another one in Volume 4 when Scott crashes Ramona's subconscious.
    • He appears even earlier in Volume 3, in Todd's flashback telling him to just use his Vegan abilities.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Scott.
  • Evil Plan: Control Ramona's love life and ultimately use her to complete his collection of ex-girlfriends.
  • Evil Is Petty: Along with the above plan, he started all of this simply because Ramaona dumped him when they were dating. The whole "league" only came about because he was drunk at the time and probably didn't even know what he was doing or that he would even be taken seriously.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: His pupils have a swirl shape to them. They are at least as horrifying as the Scary Shiny Glasses that usually obscure them.
  • Final Boss: Of all three versions.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: By far the most evil of the exes.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: In the first five volumes, although he makes a few shadowed-out appearances in Volume 3.
  • Jerk Ass: The subtitles lampshade this repeatedly.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Most of Scott's enemies (except Lucas) were huge douchebags, but rarely went beyond that line. Gideon stabs both Scott and Ramona.
  • Large Ham: In the movie.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Especially in the movie.
  • Meaningful Name: Count the letters in his name. Also, what number does G look like to you?
    • Also, his last name is Graves. He ends up managing to kill Scott.
    • "Gideon" means "feller" (of trees), "mighty warrior", and "destroyer" in Hebrew.
  • Not So Different: Indeed, he and Scott aren't very good at relationships.
  • One-Winged Angel: Echoing the end of Final Fantasy VI, Gideon transforms into a sixty-foot tall barely-clothed and brutishly muscular version of himself surrounded by his fawning (and brainwashed) ex-girlfriends. Scott literally headbutts him back to normal one page later.
    • Played straight in the game, where he transforms into what looks like a cross between Safer Sephiroth and the Tyrant. His lower half is even composed of faces of the other exes.
  • Obviously Evil: Gideon Graves: What A Dick!
  • Pride: The one difference between him and Scott is that Gideon is too proud to accept being a Bastard Boyfriend, while Scott is willing to change himself for the better.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Like Scott, Gideon is very immature.
  • Punny Name: Take a wild guess what the 7th letter of the alphabet is.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Never seen in anything but a suit and tie with vest.
  • Smug Snake: He's a manipulative, arrogant, and all-around unlikeable person.
  • The Sociopath: Textbook case, as he is highly socially capable, flexible, manipulative, ruthless, sadistic game-playing, superficially charming, self-directed, compassion-deprived, and calculating. Similarly to Scott, he is also mentally walled off, just less blatantly, and quite meticulous, but then so are a large part of sociopaths.
  • Villainous Breakdown: In the movie anyway.
    • He does it in the comics too once Ramona starts standing up to him and helping Scott in their battle. As evidenced by pulling out a spare sword from Envy's dress, and his brush off of her when she shows concern for him. At the same time, showing how pathetic he truly is.
  • We Can Rule Together: This offer is made by Gideon to Scott, after he finds out that Ramona has left Scott. Granted, he was offering the chance to rule Ramona's future love life, rather than the world, but still...
  • Would Hit a Girl: He impales Ramona in the comics. The subtitles declare him to be a dick for doing so. In the movie, he beats up Ramona after she knees him in the groin, with the announcer deducting points from him for doing so.


    Julie Powers 
Julie Powers
The Original and the Best
WARNING: Huge Bitch!

Stephen's on/off girlfriend and a quasi-main character. Known for her abrasive personality and razor-sharp criticisms of others.
Played by: (in the film) Aubrey Plaza

    Stacey Pilgrim 
Stacy Pilgrim
Age: A very mature 19 years old
The Only Sane Woman

Scott's younger, more mature sister. Rated "T" for Teen. She serves as Scott's moral support when Wallace is nowhere to be found. Works at the Second Cup coffee house and becomes good friends with Ramona. She is based on and shares the same first name as Bryan Lee O'Malley's real-life sister.
Played by (in the film): Anna Kendrick

    Mr. Chau 

Knives' father. Doesn't take kindly to hearing his daughter was dating a white guy. Serves as a mini-boss/double-blind Stealth Mentor to Scott in Vol 4.

    Lisa Miller 

Another old friend of Scott's from his high school days. They lost contact with he moved away, but they reconnect when she shows up in Vol 4. Years before Scott Pilgrim was created, Bryan Lee O'Malley used the name "Lisa Miller" for a different (or at least much less defined) character in his short-lived comic strip "Style".
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Whenever Paul Robertson draws her (i.e. for the game and the six-volume comic box set), she has pale pink hair instead of the blonde O'Malley uses. This could be a reference to Bryan Lee O'Malley's old web comic, Style, where she had pink hair.
  • Just Friends: With Scott, to her dismay.
  • She Is All Grown Up: Scott's reaction when they are reunited.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: Averted. Lisa brings it up, but Scott is not willing.

    Lynette Guycott 
Lynette Guycott
Dream Job: Awesome Ninja
Special Ability: Teleportation

The drummer of The Clash at Demonhead. She largely remains silent and expressionless and lets Envy and Todd do all the talking. She has a bionic arm and is capable of teleportation. Todd is cheating with her behind Envy's back.
Played by (in the film): Tennessee Thomas

  • Artificial Limbs: She has a bionic arm.
  • Demoted to Extra: Although having a minor but pivotal role gets barely minutes of screen time in the film, and her punching the highlights out of Knives' hair was designated to Todd.
  • The Dragon: To Envy.
  • Emotionless Girl: She never really shows any emotion.
  • Opaque Lenses: It's subtly implied in the comics that they're just Scary Shiny Glasses, but they're outright reflective lenses in the movie.
  • Punny Name: In French, lunettes means glasses.
    • Her last name is also a reference to a recurring boss in the game her band is named after.
  • The Quiet One: She hardly ever talks.
  • Stoic Spectacles/Scary Shiny Glasses: Wears these.
  • Tele-Frag: Envy tears her bionic arm off as she teleports away. Ramona later decides to have it mounted.
  • Teleportation
  • The Vamp: A short scene in the comic shows her from Todd's P.O.V seducing him to cheat on Envy.
  • The Voiceless: Just like the Katayanagi twins, Lynette's character is practically excised from the film in order to focus on the Scott-Ramona-Todd-Envy Love Dodecahedron. She's there in the background, but she gets no lines and her defining moment in the comic (punching the highlights out of Knives' hair) is transfered over to Todd just to up his already sky-high douchebag factor. Once the actual fighting starts she's never seen again.

    The Negascott 
Age: -24 years old
Rating: Negative Awesome!

Scott's dark side, who makes his first appearance in Vol. 4 just before Scott's battle with Roxanne Richter. He makes a second appearance after Ramona goes missing in action, and finally confronts Scott in one of his darker moments in Vol. 6.
Played by (in the film): Michael Cera

Kim's Roommate
Status: Professional Dillhole

One of Kim's roommates when she moves into a new apartment. Quiet and not much of a talker, but is pretty insulting and abrasive when he does talk. Stephen notices he has a home music studio and coaxes Joseph into letting Sex Bob-omb use it to make a album. Turns out the real reason was because he found Stephen attractive. By Vol 6 the two are officially a couple.
  • Closet Key: For Stephen. Slowly becomes obvious over the course of the series. Joseph himself is openly gay.
  • The Engineer: He's good enough with his music studio that he can actually make Sex Bob-omb sound good.
  • Evil Counterpart: For Wallace.
  • Jerk Ass: He's usually pissed off looking all the time and described as the insensitive one, notably his expression remained unchanged when Scott and later Ramona were killed by Gideon.
  • No Accounting for Taste: Might as well be a male version of Julie.
    • Though general consensus is, he's really much more of a bitch.
  • The Quiet One: He doesn't often speak, and when he does the text in his word balloons are much smaller than everyone else's, indicating that he has a very quiet voice. Whenever he does say anything, though, it's almost always to insult someone.
  • Left the Background Music On: It turns out he's responsible for all the broadcasting music going on in the game except for in the Katayanagis' lair and places like Leo's Place and Chaos Theater.
  • Straight Gay: He doesn't meet any stereotypes.

    Michael Comeau 
Michael Comeau
The Mutual Friend
Knows everybody; including you!

A mutual friend of everyone (even you). He usually turns up once every other book, sometimes just in the background. Based on and named after an artist friend of the author's.
Played by (in the film): Nelson Franklin

  • Artifact of Death: He has a freaky skull ring that came "from the future" and it whispers Scott's name as he shows it off to him. It's implied to be Made of Evil, but it's never followed up on.
  • A Day in the Limelight: One of the extra-canonical guest comics is devoted entirely to him. Following that is a comic drawn by the real Michael Comeau, discussing his character's role in the comic and his relationship with the author.
  • Lampshade Hanging/Self-Deprecation: Scott runs past him in The Movie and overhears him talking about how "the comic book was much better than the movie".

    Tamara Chen 
Knives's best friend, and when you get right down to it her only friend. Usually turns up whenever Knives has to angst about her love for Scott.
Played by (in the film): Chantelle Chung

Alternative Title(s):

Scott Pilgrim Vs The World