The main character. An adventurer who served in the French Foreign Legion and eventually learns that he's a reincarnated warrior on a mission to save the world.Tropes associated with Rick:
Accidental Truth: He was the only one to theorize the reason for Imhotep's punishment, was because he got frisky with Pharaoh's daughter (actually Seti's wife, but it was a good guess). Evy dismisses it though until the Medjai confirmed it.
Badass: Most evident when he takes on Imhotep's priests with only a golden sword in the climax of the first film, and only gets more and more Badass from there.
The Chosen One: He later finds out in Mummy Returns that he may be a reincarnated Medjai destined to protect Evy who is the reincarnated Pharaoh's daughter. While also destined to kill the scorpion king.
Curiosity Killed the Cast: She reads from a book that sets off the events of the first movie, and that conveniently prevents the production company from having to pay more actors.
Designated Girl Fight: With Anck-su-namun in the first two films. Justified in both. In the first, Ankh Su-Namun needs to kill Evey to become immortal (and then the guards summoned by Jonathan have no qualms about attacking her). In the second, Evy has fought her before in their past lives so she's the best qualified to take her out. Jonathan tries to fight Anck-su-namun but she clearly outclasses him.
Determinator: She'll risk limb from limb to rescue Rick from hell near the end of the second film.
Disney Death: She gets stabbed near the end of the second film and subsequently dies, but they use magic to bring her back.
Groin Attack: She knees a random Mook in the family jewels during the fight at the mansion in the second movie.
Let's Get Dangerous: Jonathan may be a ridiculously greedy, swindling Plucky Comic Relief, but he is also a crack shot with a rifle, a skilled pickpocket, and disturbingly competent with a book of ancient spells. When the first reanimated mummies appear in the treasure room and his two-shot derringer proves almost useless, he promptly pulls the revolvers from Rick's holsters to continue shooting. Then when Evy's in danger, Jonathan orders the guard mummies to kill Anck-sunamun without any hesitation.
Only in It for the Money: Pretty much his motivation throughout the first film. In the sequel, when it's revealed that the family are now quite well off, he's seen quite relishing in his newfound wealthy lifestyle.
The Chosen One: To use the bracelet of Anubis. Well he chose himself really.
Chekhov's Skill: Like his uncle Jonathan, Alex is established early on as learning how to read hieroglyphics. This eventually pops up after Evy dies and they need to resurrect her using the Book of the Dead... written in hieroglyphics.
Idiot Ball: As Rick lampshades, what the hell was Alex thinking when he decided to go and uncover the Emperor?! It's not like his family haven't had a long history dealing with curses and mummies... does it ever end well?!
Mayfly-December Romance: With Lin. Although Lin is about the same age as Alex, she and her mother had been rendered immortal for 2,000 years due to the power of Shangri-La's waters. Of course, her mother took care of the problem by sacrificing their immortality in order to summon an undead army to stop the Emperor.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: He inadvertently awakens the Dragon Emperor from his tomb simply by digging him up. Of course, he was being manipulated into doing so at the time, so it's a given.
The Smart Guy: He is intelligent far beyond his years, a trait his parents never hesitate to acknowledge. He is able to speak and read Ancient Egyptian better than Jonathan having been taught by Evelyn and is able to use the Book of the Dead to resurrect her when she is killed by Anck-su-namun.
Tag Along Kid: He always kidnapped by Imhotep by the majority of the second film and needs to be rescued by his parents, but subverts it later on when he uses the Book of the Dead to resurrect his mom.
Badass: Most apparent in the second movie, when he decides to try fighting the Scorpion King after Anubis takes away his powers, and even fights Rick to a standstill. Of course, he changes his mind when the Scorpion King turns out to be massive scorpion-human chimera, and chooses to trick him into attacking Rick instead. Of course, he's still awesome before then as well.
Cruel and Unusual Death: Having abandoned Imhotep in favor of her own life, she stumbles and falls into a swarm of scorpions (and possibly the flesh-eating scarab beetles) as she is fleeing. The scorpions/beetles crawl all over and inside her, choking her dying screams.
Cute Monster Girl: Her mummy form averts this. She looks exactly as you'd expect a 3000-year-old mummified corpse to look.
Cruel and Unusual Death: Having spent the movie betraying everyone, he faces a slow death by dehydration and starvation after being trapped in Hamunaptra's treasure chamber. That's bad enough, especially given that the single torch he has is going out. Cue those flesh-eating scarab beetles.
Anti-Villain: Yang believed that the Emperor, if resurrected, could resolve the turmoil brought about by the Second World War and restore China to it's former glory.
Alas, Poor Villain: He gets caught in some wooden gears. As he's being chewed up, Choi rushes forward, grabs his hand and fruitlessly tries to pull him out. He yells at her to leave him, but she refuses to let him go and they die together.
Played By: Jessey Meng
Tropes associated with Choi:
Alas, Poor Villain: After Yang gets caught in some wooden gears, Choi refuses to abandon him and perishes with him.
Mr. Exposition: In the first film, he's the one who knows about Imhotep's true nature and the extent of his abilities. In the second film, he explains the prophecy surrounding Rick and the Scorpion King.
Together in Death: After giving up her immortality to revive an undead army to combat the titular Dragon Emperor (which, ironically, also includes her dead lover), she dies at the hands of said Emperor and finally joins Ming in death.