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Characters: Small Soldiers

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     Humans 

Alan Abernathy (Gregory Smith)

The Protagonist.

  • The Everyman
  • Never Live It Down: An In-Universe example. Aside from some genuine havoc-making, he apparently managed to accidentally burn down his school and can't shake his reputation as a troublemaker.
    "I made one mistake and I'm branded for life!"
  • Mistaken for Junkie: When he claims that the toys are alive his parents assume that he's on drugs.
  • Space Whale Aesop: Remember kids; shady dealings to get hold of some toys will lead to them coming to life and trashing your father's store.

Christy Fimple (Kirsten Dunst)

Stuart Abernathy (Kevin Dunn)

Alan's father and owner of a toy store.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: The reason they moved was to help him calm down.
  • Moral Guardians: He refuses to sell war toys in his store. He also hates his neighbors' technophilia.
  • Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: Subverted. He starts saying he won't be bought... and then looks at the cheque Mars is offering him for his silence.

Irene Abernathy (Ann Magnuson)

Alan's mother. Does her best to keep Stuart calm and stress free.
  • Action Mom: When the Commando Elite use a weapon which fires flaming tennis balls, she grabs a tennis racket, and...
  • Playing Tennis with the Boss: How she destroys one of the Commando Elites' tanks.

Timmy Fimple (Jacob Smith)

Christy's younger brother.

Phil Fimple (Phil Hartman)

Christie's technology obsessed father.

Marion Fimple (Wendy Schaal)

Christie's mother.

Gil Mars (Denis Leary)

The owner of Globotech.
  • Bad Boss: Apparently fired everyone but his assistant and Irwin and Larry.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He has no problem letting toy engineers get their hands on military hardware or bribing witnesses. He's quite nice about it though.
  • Here We Go Again: He decides to use the toys for a war against South American drug lords.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Mars is a jerk but when it comes to advertising, he has a point.
    Mars: You know what I'm sick of? I'm sick of commercials that show us 4X4 trucks popping up to the top of Mount Rushmore and parking on top of Abraham Lincoln's head, OK? I'm sick of shampoo commercials that try to convince women that they can look like Claudia Schiffer after one cycle of rinse and repeat. What if these toys could actually talk? What if they could walk? What if they could actually kick ass? I'm talkin' about toys that are so smart, when kids play with them, they play back. Toys, in short, gentlemen, that actually do what they do in the commercials.
  • Karma Houdini: He's the guy ultimately responsible for this whole mess in the first place. In the end, he just throws some money around and gets off scot free.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Irwin says it all.
    Irwin: Oh my god. It's HIM!!!
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Buys off everyone at the end and plans to remarket the toys as weapons.

Irwin Wayfair (David Cross)

An employee at Globotech. Creator of the Gorginites.

Larry Benson (Jay Mohr)

An employee at Globotech. Creator of the Commando Elite.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue oni to Irwin, favoring the more marketable Commando Elite.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His choice of computer chip is pretty much what sets off the plot.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: While the above trope somewhat subverts it, much of the disasters that Larry caused were meant to keep himself and Irwin on the job. He never anticipated his actions would result in his creations trying to kill him or anyone aiding the Gorgonites.

Ralph (Robert Picardo)

The technician who designed the chips used to create the eponymous characters.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When he admits that there is a flaw with the hardware;
    "The chips were a little sensitive to the electrical fields generated by nuclear devices. I don't think even the toy industry has got quite that competitive?"
  • Mr. Exposition: He only appears in one scene and he spends all of it talking about the chips.
  • Never My Fault: Unlike most examples, this one wasn't as the chips were designed to enhance the latent programming they are inserted into. In his own words...
    Ralph: If you got a problem it's with your software.
  • Insufferable Genius

Joe (Dick Miller)

The delivery truck driver who agrees to "front" Adam some of the toys.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He sells some of the toys he was hauling on the side and said toys take him hostage.

     Gorgonites and Commando Elite 
Tropes that apply to the entire toyline include:
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: The chips enhanced their existing programming.
  • Instant A.I., Just Add Water: Or experimental computer chips anyway.
  • Medium Awareness: Both sides are well aware they are toys with computer programming, but still act on the programming they are assigned to. The Gorgonites searching for Gorgon and The Commandos trying to wipe them out. Only Archer takes it upon himself to overcome programming.
  • Product Placement: The movie made more money from its merchandise than other movies with similar grosses made through the box office.

     Gorgonites 
Tropes which apply to all the Gorgonites include;

Archer (Frank Langella).

The brave and wise leader of the Gorgonites. His weapon of choice being a crossbow.

Freakenstein (f.k.a. Troglokhan) (Michael McKean).

A Frankenstein's Monster look-alike. The navigator of the Gorgonites.

Insaniac (Michael McKean).

A hyperactive Gorgonite. He spins about rather than walk, speaks fast and constantly makes jokes and puns.

Ocula (Jim Cummings).

Gorgonite with a single eye. Can only speak in whistles and is rather shy.

Punch-It (Harry Shearer).

Gorgonite resembling a humanoid Brontotherium. Best friend of Scratch-It.

Scratch-It (Christopher Guest).

Gorgonite resembling a frog with no hind limbs. Walks on front Limbs. She is the only female Gorgonite and the best friend of Punch-It.

Slamfist (Christopher Guest).

A Gorgonite hunchback. His left hand consists of a boulder-like fist.

     Gorgonites In Games Only 

Tropes that apply to Gorgonites that have only appeared in Video Games.

Chanters

Gorgonites with magical powers. They control the gateways between Gorgonite realms.

Nibble

A flying Gorgonite.

Stench

Known to other Gorgonites as "The Walking Whoopee Cushion".

     The Commando Elite 

Tropes that apply to all of or collectivelly to the Commando elite include;

Brick Bazooka (George Kennedy).

Artillery specialist of the Commando Elite.

Butch Meathook (Jim Brown).

The sniper of the Commando Elite.

Chip Hazard (Tommy Lee Jones).

Leader of the Commando Elite.

  • Big Bad
  • Badass
  • Colonel Badass
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He's only programmed to destroy the Gorgonites, neither he or his squad attack any humans with Lethal intent unless they are allied with said Gorgonites. When Alan first confronts him, he orders a retreat rather than directly attacking him despite the advantage in numbers. The exception being Nick Nitro who stayed behind to try and stop Alan from freeing Archer.
  • A Father to His Men
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: He turns out to be this.
  • The Leader
  • Punch Clock Villain: He's just following his programing rather than being genuinely malicious. For the record, he thinks he's a hero.
  • There Can Only Be One: When he hijacks the truck of Commando Elite figures, he doesn't seem to bother activating any other Chip Hazards.

Kip Killigan (Ernest Borgnine).

Covert operations specialist of the Commando Elite.

Link Static (Bruce Dern).

Communications Officer of the Commando Elite.

Nick Nitro (Clint Walker).

Demolitions expert of the Commando Elite.
  • Alliterative Name
  • The Brute: Which nobody can deny.
  • Defiant to the End: Even though Alan manages to grab him, he still tries to deliver ultimatums and threats. The last one being cut off when stuffed into the garbage disposal.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The other Commando Elites are visibly upset at his death.
    • Apparently In-Universe he had a father if what Chip said was true.
    Nick Nitro: Nick Nitro, demolition is my mission.
    Chip Hazard: Served with your father, he was a good man.
  • Killed Off for Real: A rare villainous example.
  • Mad Bomber: He uses household items like WD-40 and makes explosives out of them.

Zom-Gwendies (Sarah Michelle Gellar and Christina Ricci)

An army of mooks made form a Bland-Name Product version of Barbie dolls. Given "life" by using a reverse engineered chip from Nick Nitro's brain.
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