Baleful Polymorph: Unwillingly transformed but he has less of a problem with it than Tiana does. He doesn't mind the mucus.
Battle Couple: With Tiana, since they fight the redneck frog hunters together.
Break the Haughty: Cutting him off was supposed to do this to him, but the true kicker was the admission that he "didn't know how to do anything." Even turning into a frog didn't bother him unduly.
Brilliant, but Lazy: He's a polyglot, decently educated in science (frog biology at the minimum), and can adapt impressively well to being a frog for a guy that has spent his life being waited on hand and foot. The real reason his parents disowned him was his laziness.
Cannot Spit It Out: After falling for Tiana he becomes awkward whenever he tries to say anything.
The Casanova: Introduced charming the locals and Faciler's song includes partying with ladies.
Naveen: "You have had quite an influence on me, which is amazing because I have dated thousands of women and- *Tiana looks annoyed* uh, no, like, two, three- er, just other woman! And anyway, listen, you could not be more different, you know, you are- you are practically, aheh, one of the guys! *Tiana looks affronted* Nonono, you are not a guy! Let me begin again. Uh-" *stumbles and falls to the floor along with the food* "I... am not myself tonight."
Don't Explain the Joke: Naveen explains the joke he made after he accidentally causes Lawrence to get his head stuck into a giant tuba.
Naveen: It's perfect. You're finally getting into the music! Do you get my joke? Because your head is, it is in the tuba!
Handsome Lech: The reason Tiana couldn't stand him. "Chasing chamber maids in your......Ivory tower!"
The Hedonist: This is the reason his parents disowned him; "Your lifestyle's high" as Faciler put it.
Heroic Build: In human form which is one reason girls fall over him.
Hidden Depths: He displays resourcefulness, adaptability, scientific knowledge, and multilingual knowledge, plus a willingness to learn. To say nothing of his musical talents, which mainly enhanced his image as a himbo. Combine this with the fact that a lot of his behavior is used as a mask to hide deep insecurities about not knowing how to do anything for himself due to his parents spoiling him most of his life and then kicking him out and he almost goes straight into woobie territory.
Royals Who Actually Do Something: At the very beginning, he's not at all shy about performing. It's taken further through his Character Development, as he's shown to be resourceful when turned into a frog and is also surprisingly quick to utilize the abilities his frog form grants. After the climax, he helps Tiana revonate the sugar factory and waits during the grand opening.
Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She may come off as a Dumb Blonde with oodles of cash and a father who'll give her absolutely anything she wants, but her heart is definitely in the right place — after Tiana's outfit got soaked, Charlotte gave her one of her own dresses to wear instead. At the end, she wholeheartedly agrees to kiss frog!Naveen so he and Tiana can return to human form, even if it means Naveen will be with Tiana rather than her.
I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Her original deal with Naveen was to marry him and pay for the sugar factory, but after seeing how happy Naveen and Tiana are together, she decides to help them without reward.
Jail Bait Wait: She makes a joke about this during the climax while dancing with Naveen's brother.
Charlotte: Who'd have thought the prince had a younger brother. How old did you say were again? Naveen's brother: I'm six and a half. Charlotte: *rolls eyes* Well, I waited this long!
Ms. Fanservice: We always see Lottie wearing dresses that show her shape.
Naïve Everygirl: She's extremely romantic and naive and has the personality of a fairy tale heroine.
Nice Girl: She's selfless and kind, willing to sacrifice her own happiness for Tiana's
Pimped-Out Dress: She has a closet full of them; Tianna's mom was hired to make them for her.
Princess Phase: Charlotte is firmly in this stage when we see her and Tiana as young girls in the opening—her room filled to the brim with pink frilly dresses, tiaras, and fairytale accessories while she moons over a fairytale read by Tiana's mother. Flash forward fifteen or so years... and nothing's changed.
Dragged Off to Hell: Or Dragged to the Other Side in any event. When his amulet is destroyed he loses the means by which he can pay back his debt, and as such his soul is claimed by the Loa as payment and he is dragged, screaming, into their world.
Pun not intended, either, as he carries around playing cards as well.
Cynicism Catalyst: It is implied that he is poor and has been so for quite a while in one scene, and that his plan to take over New Orleans may very well be based on the whole rags-to-riches idea.
Facilier: Fun fact about voodoo, Larry: can't conjure a thing for myself.
Deal with the Devil: He is notable for being on both sides of the deal simultaneously; he has a deal with the Friends On The Other Side for his powers, and then he makes deals with muggles.
Establishing Character Moment: While in a courtyard, Dr. Facilier spots Naveen walking through town for the very first time. He gives a lean, evil-looking smile to his sentient shadow, who gives a terrifying smile back. This guy means trouble.
Evil Counterpart: To Mama Odie. He dressed in black (instead of white), he's insightful but uses it to manipulate instead of teach, and offers to 'help' when he's only helping himself.
Evil Plan: The visible one is using Lawrence as a pawn to marry Charlotte and get her father's money and 'own this town'. The one beneath that is to use this money/power to provide his 'friends' with the souls of others so they won't take his.
His lean, tan appearance, quick wit, and suave personality reminds more than a few Disney fans of Jafar.
Baron Samedi, too, in design, voodoo practice, and somewhat in personality.
The source of his powers - and the plot thread of "I really hope I can pay what I promised them" is a little reminiscent of Rasputin. He also has ghostly creatures under his command, and gets dragged away by his power source once our heroine destroys his favoured talisman.
Ironic Death: After his amulet (on loan from his "friends") is shattered, he asks for more time to pay off his debt, after which they drag him off to their world. He got what he wanted, but he lost what he had.
Jackass Genie: He'll make an offer that sounds like what his customers want, when it's the farthest thing from it. He's skilled at saying literally what he'll do but make it sound like slang and metaphor.
Kick the Dog: There was a guy in the intro song that wanted a cure for his male-pattern baldness. Facilier's cure made him grow hair everywhere, and likely knew this would happen. It has nothing to do with his Evil Plan; just a quick buck. Also an Establishing Character Moment for Facilier - this is the first time the audience sees him and it pretty much describes him perfectly.
Large Ham: This guy knows his showmanship. Naveen fell for it hook, line, and sinker. Even in private moments he likes talking dramatically and gesturing with his cane.
Lean and Mean: Even Tiana, who works herself to the bone, is not as lean the villain.
Living Shadow: His can push his chair in and grab things for him. He later gets several more, but they turn on him when he can't repay his debt.
Let's Get Dangerous: He'd much rather be friendly and be part of the band, but when one of his True Companions is on the line, he will literally drop everything and be the big scary 'gator that his friends need him to be.
Non-Human Sidekick: For Tiana and Naveen who use him to scare the bank into keeping their word.
Reluctant Monster: An alligator that doesn't like the alligator lifestyle. In the original draft, he was a human who was transformed into a gator by a curse. He'll drop the "reluctant" part if his friends are in danger.
Hidden Depths: Ray appears at first to be a stereotypical hillbilly-type, but he turns out to be one of the most insightful, caring, and helpful people in the group. He's also competent, which goes a long way when the first two things he does are untying Naveen and Tiana (after Louis's well-meaning attempt made things much worse), and pointing out that Louis had been leading them in the wrong direction.
Hypercompetent Sidekick: He gives great directions, has a great singing voice, and has the power to zap shadow demons.
Mama Odie:(to Tiana and Naveen) Now, y'all figure out what you need? Tiana: It's just like you said, Mama Odie. We need to be human. Mama Odie: HA! Y'all ain't got the sense you was born with! Y'all want to be human, but you're blind to what you need. Naveen: What we want, what we need. It's all the same thing, yes? Mama Odie:(smacks Naveen over the head with her staff) It's the same thing, NO!
Dynamic Entry: She makes her first appearance rescuing Tiana and friends from the Friends On The Other Side.
Eccentric Mentor: She likes playing pranks and being mystic while dispending wisdom.
Good Counterpart: To Dr. Facilier. The key difference is that Dr. Facilier offers his clients the easy way out (i.e. supposedly giving them what they want for free), then gives them exactly what they asked for, while Mama Odie teaches her clients to understand what they need instead of what they want (she is aware that simply giving them what they want will not solve their problems). Some further elements emphasize this relationship between them:
Facilier is a stick-thin, wiry man. Mama is a portly woman.
They are both associated with snakes - Mama has a cute and helpful snake pet while Facilier's shadow occasionally takes a sinister rattlesnake's shape.
Facilier's so-called "friends" are all dead spirits and demons, while Mama Odie has actual friends in living animals.
Facilier holds his business in the middle of the city, where the weak-willed can easily run into him. Odie's shack is in the middle of the darkest part of the bayou, where only the worthy can find her.
Handicapped Badass: After zapping the shadows she says, "Not too bad for a two hundred year old blind woman!"
Light is Good: The polar opposite of Facilier, she wears gold and white, fends off the Friends On The Other Side with blasts of light from her staff, and ends her musical number with a sunshine-filled sky. "Blue skies and sunshine, guaranteed!"
Trickster Mentor: She was fully aware that the spell would break if Naveen and Tiana married as frogs, then kissed - since that would make Tiana a princess. But she prefers to let the protagonists find that out on their own.
Good Parents: Zigzagged. They're at least partially responsible for Naveen turning into a lazy flirt but they recognize that they made a mistake and want him to grow into a mature and self-sufficent adult. Their solution is shipping him to another country with no one but a valet so he can marry a Meal Ticket. Then they appear at his wedding to Tianna and are happy to see him marry a commoner he's in love with.
"Evangeline" is from a Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem. In this poem an Acadian woman looking for her lost husband after they were separated in the ethnic cleansing of Acadians from their homeland that started in 1755. Some Acadians migrated to Louisiana after this and over time became known as Cajuns. Ray is a Cajun firefly, so the name of his true love is ethnically significant.