!Super 8


[[folder: The Alien]]

!!The Alien/'Cooper'
->'''Played By:''' Bruce Greenwood

* {{Badass}}:
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: When he first crashed, all he wanted was to go back to his planet. Nelec and the military subjected him to cruel experiments and inhumane conditions amounting to torture. Angry and in agony, he kills humans freely after escaping.
* BigEater: Of humans.
* BizarreAlienBiology
* CapturedSuperEntity
* GeniusBruiser
* ImAHumanitarian: Humans become his source of food.
* ImmuneToBullets: They don't seem to impact him much.
* ItCanThink
* NoNameGiven: We never learn his true name, or the name of his race.
* NotSoDifferent: From Joe.
* PsychicLink: With whoever he touches.
* TunnelKing: He gets about by tunnelling underneath the town, able to come and go as he wishes.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds


[[folder: The Kids]]

!!Joseph ‘Joe’ Lamb
->'''Played By:''' Joel Courtney

* {{Adorkable}}
* {{Badass}}
** TookALevelInBadass: How many kids would enter a flesh-eating alien's lair?
* BadBadActing
* CallingTheOldManOut
* CharacterDevelopment
* TheDanza: One letter difference, close enough.
* {{Determinator}}
* DoggedNiceGuy
* TheHero
* HurtingHero
* MissingMom
* ParentalNeglect: Joe's father can't wait to shovel him off to a camp for the summer. He's terrified of being left alone with Joe.
* TragicKeepsake: His Mom's locket.
* WouldHitAGirl: But hesitantly and only because it was the only way to wake her up [[spoiler:so that they could run for their lives.]]

!!Alice Dainard
->'''Played By:''' Creator/ElleFanning

* AbusiveParents: Of the neglectful, alcoholic kind.
* TheChick
* DefrostingIceQueen
* DistressedDamsel
* JerkassFacade
* MissingMom
* ParentalNeglect
* SixthRanger
* TheSmurfettePrinciple

!!Charles Kaznyk
->'''Played By:''' Riley Griffiths

* BigEater
* TheBigGuy
* ControlFreak
* DeadpanSnarker
* HotBlooded: He's somewhat abrasive and short-tempered.
* InsufferableGenius
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* LargeHam
* PrimaDonnaDirector
* SirSwearsALot
* VitriolicBestBuds: With everyone, but especially Cary.

->'''Played By:''' Ryan Lee

* AxCrazy: A heroic example.
* BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill
* EverythingIsBetterWithExplosions
* {{Keet}}: He's pretty hyperactive and easily excitable.
* PyroManiac
* MadBomber
* SirSwearsALot
* TagalongKid
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Charles, but also with Martin and Preston.

->'''Played By:''' Gabriel Basso

* ButtMonkey
* CowardlyLion
* DirtyCoward
* IllBoy: He has a very weak stomach.
* TheLancer
* NervousWreck

->'''Played By:''' Zach Mills

* DeadpanSnarker
* TheSmartGuy


[[folder: The Adults]]

!!Jackson ‘Jack’ Lamb
->'''Played By:''' Kyle Chandler

* {{Badass}}
* DespairEventHorizon
* DressingAsTheEnemy
* FantasyForbiddingFather
* [[HerHeartWillGoOn His Heart Will Go On]]
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* PapaWolf
* OverprotectiveDad
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic

!!Louis Dainard
->'''Played By:''' Ron Eldard

* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Parent]]: Of the neglectful kind.
* TheAlcoholic
** AlcoholicParent
* TheAtoner
* DespairEventHorizon
* JerkassFacade
* OverprotectiveDad
* SurvivorGuilt

!!Colonel Nelec
->'''Played By:''' Creator/NoahEmmerich

* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim]]
* BadBoss: He [[spoiler:kills former employee Dr Woodward, and sends his Master Sergeant into a situation that gets him killed.]]
* BigBad: The true villain of the story.
* ColonelBadass
* DirtyCoward
* ExactWords: He gently promises he will 'take care' of Woodward...but Woodward knows what that means.
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath]]
* SociopathicSoldier
* TheStoic
* TortureTechnician: He was responsible for [[spoiler:torturing the alien, and also tortured Woodward for info.]]

!!Dr Thomas Woodward
->'''Played By:''' Glynn Thurman

* TheAtoner: For his part in experimenting on the alien.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassTeacher
* BaldOfAwesome
* ButtMonkey: He's never seen in a single normal situation. He's always being grabbed, or hurt, or tortured...
* [[spoiler:DefiantToTheEnd: Tells Nelec exactly what he thinks of him.]]
* NotQuiteDead
* [[spoiler:PsychicLink]]
* ReassignedToAntarctica
* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness]]

!!Master Sergeant Overmeyer
->'''Played By:''' Richard T Jones

* [[spoiler:KilledMidSentence]]
* MookLieutenant
* PunchClockVillain
* OhCrap: When Nelec orders him to tag the creature.

!!Sheriff Pruitt
->'''Played By:''' Brett Rice

* [[spoiler:BackForTheDead]]
* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Sort of. He's disdainful of portable music because he thinks it's a 'slippery slope'. [[spoiler:Indeed, the guy he chides for it fails to overhear Pruitt being attacked.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledMidSentence]]
* MauveShirt
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* TheSheriff

->'''Played By:''' Kyle Gallagher

* ChekhovsGunman
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* PrecisionFStrike
* TheStoner

!!Mr & Mrs Kaznyk
->'''Played By:''' Joel McKinnon Miller & Jessica Tuck

* HappilyMarried: They're never seen arguing, and seem like a team when it comes to dealing with their many kids.
* [[NiceGuy Nice Guy and Girl]]
* ParentalSubstitute: They make it clear they're fully prepared to be there for Joe.

!!Jen Kaznyk
->'''Played By:''' Amanda Michalka

* BareYourMidriff: Her usual outfit.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Hates her babysitting job and wishes she could leave it and go to parties.
* MsFanservice: Due to her BareYourMidriff role.