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Characters: TRON
For characters that debuted in TRON: Legacy and tropes that apply to characters here that also appeared in the sequel, please see that movie's page. See also the character page for TRON: Uprising.

Humans

Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges)

"Greetings, programs!"
A former programmer at ENCOM whose ideas for video games were stolen by Dillinger. Dillinger subsequently fired him from the company to silence him. When we meet him, Flynn has spent at least a year seeking evidence of Dillinger's theft, with no success. Alan and Lora enlist him to help them put an end to Dillinger's abuse of power, but the MCP responds to their efforts in a way none of them could have predicted.

Alan Bradley (Bruce Boxleitner)

One of the programmers at ENCOM, with big nerdy glasses and a hot-air popcorn machine, he created TRON.

  • Glasses Pull
  • Nerd Glasses
  • Nerds Are Sexy
  • Nice Guy
  • Only Sane Man: Appears to consider himself as such compared to Flynn and Lora.
  • Sour Supporter: He isn't thrilled with the idea of helping his fiancee's ex-boyfriend, at least at first.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: He's very much on the fence about warning Flynn, much less helping. The "lawful" option would be to look the other way, let Flynn get caught, and give up on his software. The "good" option involves about a half-dozen felonies for all the right reasons. He takes the "good" option.

Ed Dillinger (David Warner)

The Corrupt Corporate Executive responsible for the Master Control Progam, and Flynn's termination from ENCOM. He is now Senior Executive Vice President thanks to his "contribution" to the company line.

Lora Baines (Cindy Morgan)

One of the programmers at ENCOM, specializing in laser research and digitizing objects. Also the current love interest of Alan Bradley, and the former love interest of Kevin Flynn.

Walter Gibbs (Barnard Hughes)

An ENCOM scientist. Gibbs founded ENCOM, originally running it out of his garage, before Dillinger took over, and doesn't approve of Dillinger's methods.

Programs

TRON (Bruce Boxleitner)

"That's Tron. He fights for the Users."
A security program, written by Alan, that threatens the Master Control Program's plans to infiltrate and take over government computers. Held prisoner by Sark as a Game Grid gladiator when Flynn first sees him.

  • Action Hero
  • Badass: And how.
  • Big Good
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Yes, he's the biggest Badass in cyberspace. He's also a very loyal and sweet guy. He's visibly shaken when it looks like Flynn and Ram were killed. When he's running through the city, an urgent call from his User pending, he goes to rescue his girlfriend first (and if you believe that Deleted Scene, go back to her place for a while). His Kingdom Hearts incarnation is even more so.
  • Friendly Sniper: Is an expert at throwing his disc.
  • Meaningful Name: TRON means "trace on," similar to his functions in the game. Also abbreviated from "electronic."
  • Name Tron
  • Religious Bruiser
  • Supporting Protagonist
  • Three Laws Compliant: Will not injure a User, or by inaction allow Users to come to harm? Check. This is a big plot point in the sequel Obeys orders given by Users unless it comes into conflict with the first law? Check. Will fight to preserve his own life unless it comes into conflict with the first two directives? Check, and tragically so.
  • Tron Lines (Imagine that): Blue, with a large T on his chest made of light squares.

Master Control Program (voice of David Warner)

"End of line."
The Big Bad. An artificially intelligent program used by Dillinger to advance his career at ENCOM by assimilating the functions of all the other programs on their mainframe. It eventually begins planning to take over other systems, like the U.S. Military's computers, and even overcomes Dillinger's control. Inside the computer world, the MCP is a totalitarian dictator attempting to stamp out even the belief in users.

Commander Sark (David Warner)

The Dragon to the MCP, with Dilinger's face and voice. Runs the gladiatorial games.

CLU (Jeff Bridges)

One of the programs Flynn used to hack into the ENCOM system.

Yori (Cindy Morgan)

A program written by Lora. She appears to be a 3D simulation program and may play a role in the digitization process.

Ram (Dan Shor)

An actuarial program for an insurance firm conscripted into the gladiatorial games. An ally to Tron and eventually Flynn.

Dumont (Barnard Hughes)

A Tower Guardian who is nearly killed by the MCP for trying to help the heroes communicate with the real world.

  • Cool Old Guy
  • Defiant to the End
  • Obi-Wan Moment: Sark's troops storm the gates of his tower, intending to arrest him and drag him to certain de-rez. He calmly (but sarcastically) addresses Sark as just another Program seeking communion with a User.
  • Turbulent Priest: Guardians serve a priest-like role in the system, and he maintains the last free tower. He's cranky and embittered for a good reason, but he's just fine with being a pain in the ass.

Crom (Peter Jurasik)

A banking program conscripted into the games.

Bit

A binary digit resembling a compound of dodecahedron and icosahedron, Bit can only say "yes" or "no" when asked a question, and is used by other programs for advice.


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