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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...)
    • It becomes more obvious that he's playing it for laughs when he shows off the hole in his hat where people have been throwing coins.
  • 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



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

The Librarian

The Translators

  • State Sec: It's not clear which one they fall under, but it's clear they aren't just keeping the peace.
  • Police Brutality: They aren't afraid to resort to it to keep Heaven ideologically pure.

Cora and The Applicants

  • Twinkle Smile: Cora sported one in her character trailer.
  • Girl Posse
  • Last-Second Word Swap: A hint that Cora might have a dirtier mind than she appears is when she states in a trailer that an applicant's fingers are for...praying.

The Watchword

The Publicist and His Ladies Of Virtue

The Designer