Characters: The Devil's Carnival

The characters on The Devil's Carnival include:

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The Ticket Keeper

The Tamer

The Painted Doll

The Scorpion

The Twin

Hobo Clown

  • Hypocritical Humor: One interpretation of 'A Penny For A Tale': it's a warning against being greedy; however, the singer won't continue until you give him some money. (To be fair, though, he is a hobo clown...)
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast
  • The Voiceless: He doesn't say anything throughout the film except for his song.

The Magician

  • Adorkable
  • Minion with an F in Evil: The Magician comes off as a goofy, childish innocent in the middle of the creepy carnies. He still wants to join in the "fun" of punishing sinners, but his disappointment when he's not called up to participate in one of the acts is so sincere and pouty that you kind of want to hug the guy and tell him his time will come. The Disney-pink sparkles from his wand, his goofy dancing, and his habit of talking to his stuffed rabbit don't help.
  • Pull a Rabbit out of My Hat: His modus operandi.

Wick and The Woe Maidens



  • Driven to Suicide
  • Foreshadowing: Of a sort. In "666," the only one of the rules specifically mentioned in the lyrics is "No cutting in line." Guess which rule John breaks later.
  • Grief Song: John's song is appropriately titled "Grief".
  • Kick the Dog: John's tricked into believing he sees his son a couple of times, the first of which turns out to be a doll, another turns out to be the Fool, who literally kicks him in the shin before running away.
  • Papa Wolf


Ms. Merrywood

  • Acting for Two: Briana Evigan spends most of Beautiful Stranger doing this.
  • Humiliation Conga: When she fails every one of her tests she gets her jewels and clothes stolen and ends up semi-naked and whipped by the Tamer in front of all the Carnies.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine
  • No Name Given: Her first name is never revealed, at least not in the film. At the Chicago showing, Terrance Zdunich and Darren Lynn Bousman were asked by a fan if they could give her a first name. They agreed, giving Merrywood the first name "Kathleen", after the fan who asked.
  • Pretty in Mink
  • The Bus Came Back: Surprisingly, she has been shown in trailers to be returning in The Devil's Carnival 2, unlike the other sinners.

[[folder: Heaven]]


  • God: Played by Paul Sorvino
  • God Is Evil: Heavily implied.

The Librarian

The Translators

Cora and The Applicants

The Watchword

The Publicist and His Ladies Of Virtue

The Designer

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