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"Oh I hate mummies."
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.
- Battle Couple: With Evy.
- Berserk Button: Don't hurt Evy or Alex.
- 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.
- Flat Earth Atheist: Played with; he does believe in curses at least, to the point where he knows some things, like the fact that the Book of The Dead isn't supposed to be messed with. However, when it comes to fate it takes a painting on a wall to convince him of his own heroic destiny after spending a movie length denying he is The Chosen One.
- Genre Savvy: By as early as the second film, Rick has become this.
*Evelyn starts dragging a bench to barricade the museum doors*
Rick: Honey, what are you doing? These guys don't use doors.
- Happily Married: To Evy in the second film and onward.
Tropes associated with Evelyn:
- 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.
- Groin Attack: She knees a random Mook in the family jewels during the fight at the mansion in the second movie.
- Happily Married: To Rick in the second film and onward.
"I hate mummies! They never play fair!"
Played By: John Hannah
Tropes associated with Jonathan:
- 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.
- Would Hit a Girl: Jonathan in the second movie, who sucker punches Anck-su-namun at one point.
Played By: Freddie Boath & Luke Ford
Tropes associated with Alex:
- 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.
- Deadpan Snarker: He sure does take after his father.
- 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?!
- In the Blood: Alex is not the first person in the family to be a Disaster Domino.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be a brat, but he actually has a good heart and is rather smart.
- 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.
Imhotep & his Followers
Played By: Arnold Vosloo
The first Big Bad
of the Mummy trilogy.
Tropes associated with Imhotep:
- Cry for the Devil: By the end of the second film you can't help but feel sorry for Imhotep as the throws himself into the pit.
- Troll Why else would he put Lock-Nah in charge of watching after Alex if not for kicks.
Played By: Patricia Velásquez
Tropes associated with Anck-su-namun:
- 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.
Played By: Kevin J O’Connor
Tropes associated with Beni:
- Being Evil Sucks: Beni sums up his lot in life very accurately: "I need a new job."
- 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.
Played By: Alun Armstrong
Tropes associated with Baltus:
Played By: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Tropes associated with Lock-Nah:
The Dragon Emperor and his followers
Emperor Qin Shi Huang
The series newest Big Bad
, introduced in the third film.
Tropes associated with Qin Shi Huang:
- Would Hit a Girl: Has tried to kill Zi Yuan for her betrayal by falling for Ming instead of him. He actually succeeds the second time.
Played By: Anthony Wong
Tropes associated with Yang:
Played By: Jessey Meng
Tropes associated with Choi:
Medjai in general
Played By: Oded Fehr
Tropes associated with Ardeth:
Dr. Terrence Bey
Played By: Erick Avari
Tropes associated with Dr. Bey:
Dr Allen Chamberlain
Played By: Jonathan Hyde
Tropes associated with Dr. Chamberlain:
Played By: Tuc Watkins
Tropes associated with Burns:
Played By: Stephen Dunham
Tropes associated with Henderson:
- The Gunslinger: Hendersons' favorite style of fighting is to fire off as many rounds at a target as possible.
Played By: Corey Johnson
Tropes associated with Daniels:
Played By: Omid Djalili
Tropes associated with Gad Hassan:
- Death by Materialism: He wanders away from the group to nick some treasures, and ends up torn up from the inside for his greed.
- Jerkass: He tries to extort sex with Evey in exchange for Rick's release.
- Known Only by Their Nickname: He is only every referred to as the Warden by the other characters.
Capt. Winston Havelock
Played By: Bernard Fox
Tropes associated with Winston:
- Death Seeker: For years he often wished he'd gone out in "a blaze of glory." like so many of his friends. He finally manages to get his wish, thanks to Imhotep crashing his plane.
- Die Laughing: "Here I come, laddies!"
Played By: Shaun Parkes
Tropes associated with Izzy:
Mathayus the Scorpion King
Actually Mathayus the II, or maybe III. The true Big Bad
of the second film.
Tropes associated with this version of Scorpion King:
- Big Bad: Of The Mummy Returns, although he doesn't turn up until the climax.
- Body Horror: Half-Man and Half-Scorpion.
Tropes associated with Zi Yuan:
Played By: Isabella Leong
Tropes associated with Lin:
General Ming Guo
Played By: Russel Wong
Tropes associated with Ming Guo: