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Characters: The Hangover
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    The Wolfpack 

Phil Wenneck

Stuart "Stu" Price

Alan Garner

  • Badass Beard: Alan's got a fine beard.
    • In Part II, note that Alan has posters of "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Hillbilly Jim on the wall among his intensely decorated room.
    • When told in Part II that he has no hair after it was shaved off the night before, his first instinct is to reach for his beard rather than his bald head.
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Character Development: He receives a lot in Part III after his dad dies, and he talks to Jade's son, and realizes that he's been a bad son all along. He also meets a woman that's compatible with him, and marries her by the end of the film, indicating he's no longer a Man Child. Or at least not as much anymore.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: The absolute king of this trope.
  • Comedic Sociopath: Particularly in the second film when he treats another character to roofalin with malice aforethought (and said character loses a finger under the influence).
  • Comically Missing the Point: He has a tendency to do this, oftentimes not realizing the seriousness of the situations they're put in, such as when Phil uses his phone to track his phone and van to see where Chow went. When Stu tries to say something about it, Alan makes it a point that losing a phone is Serious Business, because he has over 60 apps on his phone, and that it would take a lot of time to put them all back in if he lost it.
  • Fat Idiot
  • Flanderization: It's like they ramped up his random bouts of silly insanity to actual dangerous insanity in the second movie, and then they did it again in the third movie.
  • The Fool
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine
  • The Friend Nobody Likes
  • Gosh Darn It to Heck!: He almost never cusses.
    Phil: GOD DAMN IT!
    Alan: GOSH DARN IT!
    Phil: SHIT!
    Alan: SHOOT!
    • "Oh my word!"
  • Happily Married: In the third film, he finally meets a woman as quirky and batshit insane as he is.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He outright says "The drug dealer who gave me roofies seemed like a real straight shooter!" in the first film, and insists on remaining friends with Chow. In the third film it takes being dragged into Chow's escapades, getting Doug taken hostage, and his outright murdering three people in front of him for Alan to finally realize Chow's not a nice guy.
  • Insult Backfire: Alan is literally too stupid to insult.
  • Jerkass Whether he means to be or not, he's a self absorbed dick half of the time.
  • Karma Houdini: He's responsible for almost all of the events of the trilogy, like the being drugged (twice) and most of the events of Hangover III. He gets little to no comeuppance for any of it. Of course, by the end of the third film, he finally turns his life around, having been convinced by what had just transpired over the past few days.
  • Large Ham
  • Lethally Stupid
  • Made of Iron: Throughout the trilogy, Alan gets knocked out by a bare-knuckled Mike Tyson, hit in the forehead with a stun gun (and keeps going), and has his head slammed repeatedly in a car door. None of these injuries stop him for very long.
  • Man Child: While Alan's meek around adults he doesn't have any problem picking fights with children, which we hope is the reason he's not allowed near schools. He's also a Jonas Brothers fan.
    Stu: Don't let the beard fool you, he's a child.
    • He did try to pick a fight with an old man for looking at his dad's car.
    • Part II has a Flashback sequence from Alan's perspective - It turns out that he sees himself, Doug, Phil, Stu and Chow (and only those 5!) as children.
  • The Millstone: He at least indirectly causes nearly every single bad thing that happens to the Wolfpack.
  • Morality Pet: To Chow. Of course, his so-called friendship with Chow is the only reason the Wolfpack get in trouble in the second and especially the third movie, but hadn't Chow liked him, he would probably have refused to cooperate with them and may even have killed them.
  • Noodle Incident: What he did that caused him to be banned from Chuck E. Cheeses.
  • Psychopathic Man Child
  • The Rainman: Alan is very good at card counting, allowing him to win enough money at blackjack for Doug's ransom in the first film.
  • Skewed Priorities: Alan frequently has these, whether it's being offended by Stu using foul language or being forced at gunpoint to give up a monkey.
  • Spoiled Brat: Especially in the sequels.
  • Too Dumb to Live
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Swings between this and The Woobie.
  • You Say Tomato: Alan pronounces "ree-tard" as "rhe-taard". And in Part II he pronounces "Thailand" as "Thigh-land". Part III has him pronouncing "pornography" as "porno-graph-y"

Doug Billings

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Leslie Chow

Melissa

Jade

Teddy

  • Child Prodigy
  • Distressed Dude: Takes Doug's role in the second movie.
  • Fingore: Gets one of his fingers cut off.
  • Flat Character: Teddy shares the same purpose that Doug did in the original, except Doug was at least given some sort of personality.

Mike Tyson

Black Doug

Marshall

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