A list of the major characters in the film ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''.

[[WMG:Brad Majors: ''A hero'' [[note]] ASSHOLE! [[/note]]]]

An All-American man who proposes to his girlfriend Janet Weiss. However, on the way to meet his old friend and science teacher, Dr. Scott, Brad Majors ends up with a flat tire on his car. He soon finds himself at the mercy of Dr. Frank N Furter, his servants, and ends up confused over his own sexuality after the events in the castle. Played by [[AlliterativeName Barry Bostwick]] in the first movie, Cliff De Young in ''ShockTreatment'' and Ryan [=McCartan=] in the remake.

%%* {{Adorkable}}
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove:
** He sounds pretty anguished in the sequel with his "I'm looking for love!" lines during "Looking For Trade".
%%** "Damn it, Janet!"
* BiggerIsBetterInBed: According to Frank.
* BoundAndGagged: Spends most of ''Shock Treatment'' gagged in a straight jacket.
* BiTheWay: Is attracted to Janet, but gets seduced by Frank.
* CallAndResponseSong: "Duel Duet" is one of these with Farley near the end of ''Shock Treatment''.
* DemotedToExtra: Though still technically one of the main characters, Brad spends most of ''Shock Treatment'' drugged and gagged in [[BedlamHouse Dentonvale.]]
* DistractedByTheSexy: early in the film.
-->'''Brad''': This is my fiancee.\\
(''Frank looks at Brad.'')\\
'''Brad''': Janet Veiss.[[note]]Slut![[/note]]\\
'''Janet''': Weiss.\\
'''Brad''': ''(clears throat.)'' Weiss.[[note]]Still a slut![[/note]]
%%* EvilTwin: [[spoiler:Farley Flavors.]]
* TheGlassesComeOff: Pulls his glasses off while shouting angrily at Frank prompting the AudienceParticipation line "It's a bird! It's a plane! It's SUPER ASSHOLE!"
* HappilyAdopted: ''Shock Treatment'' reveals he was this.
* TheHedonist: Seems to become this after his [[spoiler:sexcapades]] with Dr. Frank-n-Furter.
* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: ''FRAAAANK-FURT-EEEEER!''. Brad and Dr Scott say this to Frank when he's threatening Janet. A rare use of this line by two men who are not in any position to threaten Frank-n-Furter at all.
* IWantMyMommy: Brad in "The Floor Show": "It's beyond me/Help me, Mommy!"
* PinballProtagonist: The only thing of note that he or Janet do is get laid and survive the evening.
** The film is very much about how Brad and Janet are either sexually liberated or corrupted.
* PolarOppositeTwins: [[spoiler: He and Farley. Brad's a nice middle class guy, while Farley's a rich jerk.]]
* SeparatedAtBirth: [[spoiler: ''Shock Treatment'' reveals that he and his brother Farley were adopted by different families after their parents died in a car crash.]]
* TemptingFate: "It's all right, Janet. Everything's going to be all right.".
* YouExclamation: Does one of these when [[spoiler: Frank seduces him.]]
* YourCheatingHeart: He accidentally cheats on Janet with [[spoiler: Frank]].

[[WMG: Janet Weiss: ''A heroine''[[note]] SLUT! [[/note]]]]

A formerly innocent girl who is Brad's fiancee. Though, during her time in the castle, she has sex with both Frank N. Furter and Rocky...the latter prompting pure rage from the former. In the end, she's also confused about what has occurred, but also realizes the benefits of living a sexually active life. Played by Creator/SusanSarandon in the original, Jessica harper in ''Shock Treatment'' and VictoriaJustice in the remake.

* BadGirlSong: "Toucha Toucha Toucha Touch Me" has her sing about her libido and attraction to Rocky.
* BreakupSong: ''In My Own Way'', which she sings to Brad while he's sedated in Dentonvale.
* CelebrityIsOverrated: She realizes this in ''ShockTreatment''.
* CorruptTheCutie: She even states during "Rose Tint My World" that she's happier this way.
-->I feel released, bad times deceased - my confidence has increased! Reality is here!
-->The game has been disbanded, my mind has been expanded, it's a ''gas'' that Frankie's landed!
-->His lust is so sincere!
%%* DistressedDamsel
%%* DumbBlonde
* EvilMakeover: Dr Cosmo gives her one in ''Shock Treatment''.
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: Janet bandages Rocky's wounds with strips from her own slip. Afterward, they [[spoiler:do more than just kiss]].
* FullyClothedNudity: Taken to a ridiculous extreme when Janet's father sees her after she becomes a TV star in the sequel.
-->'''Janet's father:''' "You're practically naked!"
-->'''TheCinemaSnob:''' "Um.... except for that black dress that's covering her entire body!"
* GroinAttack: Does this to Frank in "Planet Schmanet Janet".
* GirlNextDoor: Is actually referred to as this a couple of times in ''Shock Treatment''.
* TheHedonist: Becomes this after The Floor Show.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Is furious at [[spoiler:Brad for sleeping with Frank... despite her having done the same thing not an hour before.]]
%%* HystericalWoman
* ItsAllAboutMe: Her song, "Me of Me" in ''Shock Treatment''.
* LingerieScene: Wears only her bra and panties throughout most of
* LittleBlackDress: Gets one during her EvilMakeover, Cosmo even sings a song with this as the title.
* ModelingPoses: When she's a celebrity, and after given a wardrobe makeover she ignores her husband while posing for pictures.
* ModestyBedsheet: [[spoiler:After she sleeps with Rocky]] upon Frank N. Furter's discovering them. {{Justified|Trope}} in that they were surrounded by people at the time.
* NotSoAboveItAll: During "I Can Make You A Man (Reprise)", after previously proclaiming that she doesn't like men with too many muscles.[[note]]Just one big one[[/note]]
--> '''Janet:''' *''singing''* I'm a muscle fan!
* PromptingNudge: Does this to Brad to make him ask Frank about using the phone.
* PinballProtagonist: With Brad.
* RipTailoring: During Janet [[spoiler: and Rocky's impromptu lovemaking sesh]], the former uses her dress as a dressing to cover the latter's wounds. She gets a bit carried away, though, and her appearance is noticeably more ragged than before.
* SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl: When [[spoiler:Frank comes to seduce her]], the assurance that he won't tell Brad is all she needs to gleefully agree. She then goes on to seduce [[spoiler:Rocky.]]
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: In the sequel's song "Bitchin' In The Kitchen", she refers to an alarm clock as a "micro digital awaker".
* SympatheticAdulterer: [[spoiler:Decides to cheat on Brad by sleeping with Rocky after discovering Brad slept with Frank. Though, Frank did seduce Janet before going to Brad...]]
* TookALevelInJerkass: Isn't very nice to Brad in the sequel.
* YourCheatingHeart: She cheats on Brad with [[spoiler: Frank and Rocky]].

[[WMG:Dr. Frank N Furter: ''A scientist'']]

Frank is a MadScientist bent on creating the "perfect man," which he succeeds in doing so by creating Rocky. He's something of the antagonist of the film, causing all sorts of trouble for Brad and Janet. In the end, he's killed by Riff Raff. StarMakingRole for Creator/TimCurry. Played by Laverne Cox in the remake.


* AdaptationalWimp: A minor case with Frank. In the film, he helplessly tries to run away when [[spoiler: Riff Raff comes at him with a laser.]] In the stage show, however, he [[spoiler: stands his ground and even ''provokes'' him to do it ([[BringIt "Do your worst, inferior one!"]])]].
* AffablyEvil: He murders Eddie and manipulates Brad and Janet into sleeping with him, but he's still quite charming.
* AgentPeacock: Swishy and a crossdresser but, he's a brilliant and manipulative schemer who seduces anyone he wants.
* AliensOfLondon: Has an English accent. He originally had a German accent in the early days of the stage show. For reasons unknown, the idea was quickly dropped.
* AllTakeAndNoGive: Frank's ''very selfish'', as Columbia so blatantly points out. His greatest scientific achievement was simply so he could be lauded as a genius (and for a sex toy he could keep all to himself).
* AnythingThatMoves: Frank's not picky when it comes to gender...or species for that matter. The original stage show stated that Frank came to Earth to conquer it for the planet Transsexual, but loved having sex with Earthlings so much he just stopped giving a shit.
* AsideGlance: Often, and always intentional.
** When Frank says "How nice!" in the lab.
** And during "Sweet Transvestite," Frank raises an eyebrow at the camera as he says "Well you got caught with a flat, well, how 'bout that?"
* AttentionWhore: Oh, so very much. He ''hates'' it when people steal the spotlight from him.
** To the point where even ''accidentally'' stealing his spotlight causes him to [[spoiler:[[BerserkButton go into a jealous rage (Poor Eddie).]]]]
* AxCrazy: Frank is completely and utterly insane, when he sees Eddie stealing attention away from him, he [[spoiler: goes to chop him up. With an axe.]]
* BadBoss: Frank is sometimes shown yelling hysterically at his servants when they make mistakes (especially towards Riff Raff - he even whips him when he finds out he let Rocky escape).
* BedTrick: Frank does this to both [[spoiler:Brad and Janet]], which sends them spiraling into being ''sex deviants.''
* BerserkButton: Do NOT make Frank jealous. It will be the absolute last thing you'll ever do, it is a very, ''very'', ''VERY'' bad idea to make Frank jealous. Just seeing Rocky with [[spoiler:Janet]] was enough to drive Frank into a blind fury and chase [[spoiler:Janet]] around the castle. And then there's Eddie who just busts out of the vault with his motorcycle to sing his song.
* BigBad: or the closest there is to one at least
* BigEntrance: Dr. Frank N. Furter's first appearance, during "Sweet Transvestite".
* BigNo: Right before [[spoiler:he is killed]].
* BSODSong: Frank gets "I'm Going Home"[[note]]Ladies and gentlemen, for one night and one night only, Mr. Judy Garland sings with Alfalfa's shadow![[/note]] as he [[spoiler:faces death by anti-matter at the hands of Riff-Raff]]. Most of the floor show also seems to count.
* CheshireCatGrin: Considering that "Cheshire Cat" is one of Creator/TimCurry's nicknames, take a wild guess ''who'' uses this.
* [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy Jealous Boy]]: Sure, he flirts with nearly everyone. But, if he sees anyone with his beloved Rocky, he unleashes his jealousy-induced rage upon them. [[spoiler:Janet Weiss]] had to find this out the hard way.
* CrazyJealousGuy: He'll sleep with (almost) anyone. But, if he sees ANYONE with his beloved Rocky, he'll unleash his jealousy-induced rage upon you. Janet had to find this out the hard way.
* CreatingLife: The whole point of Frank's experiment is to do this.
* {{Crossdresser}}: As the famous line goes, he's "a sweet transvestite".
* DeathSong: "I'm Going Home".
* DepravedBisexual: He's not exactly mentally stable and he seduces both Brad and Janet.
* DrFakenstein: He's essentially Victor Frankenstein as a crossdresser.
* TheElevenOClockNumber: ''I'm Going Home'', he [[RefugeInAudacity sings about how well-meaning and misunderstood he is]].
* EvilBrit: Although Frank isn't even from Earth, let alone English, his accent certainly draws on the connotations of his trope. Tim Curry based it on upper-class English girls he knew.
* GenderFlip: Will be played by Laverne Cox in the remake who was ironically born a man.
* GloveSnap: Twice: "I snap my glove and scare myself!" and "I snap my glove and ''don't'' scare myself!"
* TheHedonist: Is a strong believer in "absolute pleasure".
* TheHeroSucksSong: "Planet, Schmanet, Janet" mostly consists of him lambasting Janet.
* HerrDoctor: He had a German accent in the early days of the stage show.
* {{Hypocrite}}:
** As a [[TheHedonist hedonist]], he's all for people being faithless in relationships and sleeping with whoever.....unless Rocky does it. If Rocky does it, [[BerserkButton all hell breaks loose.]]
** Though this is possibly because he's more than a bit of a control freak. He is always the one to initiate sexual encounters and is always in control of those sexual encounters, any other arrangement seems to make him uncomfortable or angry.
* HumanAliens: He comes from another planet but looks like an ordinary human.
* IAmSong: Sweet Transvestite can count for both. Frank's describing himself as a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin sweet transvestite]], yet he's also asking (or demanding because he never gave them the option) Brad and Janet to "stay for the night."
* IAmGreatSong: "Sweet Transvestite" [[note]] I'm not much of a man, By the light of day, But by night I'm one hell of a lover [[/note]].
* ICanExplain: Frank says this right before singing his final song. Too bad Riff Raff and Magenta aren't convinced of his story. [[spoiler:They shoot him anyway.]]
** And "I'm Going Home" doesn't explain a damn thing.
* ItsAllAboutMe: It becomes extremely clear Frank is an attention whore who only cares about people if they A) pay attention to him, or B) are of some use to him. And even then... in the musical, when [[spoiler:Columbia takes the first anti-matter shot for Frank]]...
-->'''Frank-n-Furter''': You did that for me...?\\
[Columbia nods yes.]\\
'''Frank-n-Furter''': Stupid bitch. [[note]]Of course, this line can be performed a couple of different ways, either with cruelty ("You always were an idiot.") or pity ("You shouldn't have thrown your life away for me.")[[/note]]
* LargeHam: Oh yeah! [[IncomingHam Even his entrance]] is a big giveaway and how much more [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc80tFJpTuo when he performs?]].
* MadScientist Frank, in the style of (duh) Dr Frankenstein. Creating life, big castle, etc etc etc.
** He is, after all, "a man of little morals[[note]]Yay, little morals![[/note]]... and ''some'' persuasion[[note]]Yay, some persuasion![[/note]]."
* ManipulativeBastard: Frank's an expert at convincing people to sleep with him by playing with their emotions.
* MysteriousMiddleInitial: Frank is his first name and Furter is his last name. His middle initial is "N" and it's never revealed what it stands for.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Frank's appearance is very reminiscent of rock star Music/LouReed in the early seventies, when he associated with GlamRock stars such as Music/DavidBowie and adopted a sexually ambiguous, raunchy image. Just compare Frank to [[http://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3pug52yhP1qfme7lo1_1280.jpg this photo of Reed.]] And [[https://40.media.tumblr.com/a1cf9a0b6d4df74e926a16825354d1e1/tumblr_mvcu88OKac1qenetmo1_500.png this one.]] (Frank's singing and other mannerisms aren't very Reed-like, though.)
* PepTalkSong: "I Can Make You A Man" is sort of one but it's more Frank boasting about his own skills than trying to encourage Rocky.
* PrecisionFStrike: "A mental mindfuck can be nice!"
* PunyEarthlings: Frank views himself as superior to human beings.
* PunnyName: Frank N. Furter, a play on Frankfurter and Frankenstein.
* RaceLift: Will be black in the remake.
* ReallyGetsAround: By the time all is said and done, Frank has slept with over half of the main characters.
* SanitySlippageSong: He hallucinates an audience appearing during "I'm Going Home".
%%* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful
* TheSlacker: WordOfGod says he just partied and had sex while Riff Raff did all the work on Rocky.
* SlasherSmile: Does this when he [[spoiler:hacks Eddie to pieces with a pick-axe.]]
* SlouchOfVillainy: During the 3rd verse of "Sweet Transvestite." It's also found on the 25th-anniversary movie poster.
* SpoiledBrat: He's implied to be this.
* TableclothYank: Does this after the song "Eddie's Teddy" to [[spoiler:reveal Eddie's unfortunate fate]].
* TakenForGranite: He does this to Janet, Brad, Columbia, Rocky and Dr. Scott in the end.
* TakeThat: [[Film/{{Hercules}} Steve Reeves]] movies are "something more visual, but not too abysmal".
* TooFunnyToBeEvil: Part of the reason why he's so popular with the fans. He's crazy, but he's also just so charming.
* TrulySingleParent: Sort of. In a sense, he could be considered both Rocky's mother and father...which only adds to the {{Squick}} factor of their relationship.
* VillainousCrossdresser: He wears stockings and lingerie.
* VillainousLament: His final moments are a desperate attempt to get people to feel sorry for him [[spoiler:right before Riff Raff zaps him]].
* VillainSong: ''Sweet Transvestite'' and ''Wise Up, Janet Weiss/Planet, Schmanet, Janet''.
* VillainsWantMercy: Frank tries to desperately to get Riff Raff and Magenta to take pity on him in the ending. [[spoiler:It doesn't work, and Riff Raff kills him.]]
* WanderlustSong: The first couple lines of "I'm Going Home" imply it will be this [[note]] On the day I went away... goodbye... Was all I had to say... ! [[/note]], but the rest of the song [[InvertedTrope inverts this]].
* WelcomingSong: He welcomes Brad and Janet to stay for the night during "Sweet Transvestite" but mostly just creeps them out.

[[WMG:Riff Raff: ''A handyman'']]

Frank's personal butler, Riff Raff is a shady character who seems to be up to something throughout the film. In the end, he kills Frank, Rocky, and Columbia before he and his sister Magenta return to their home planet of Transsexual, Transylvania. Played by Richard O'Brien, who wrote the stageshow (and co-wrote the film) and by Reeve Carney in the remake.

* AmericanGothicCouple: He and Magenta pose as the couple in front of the arched church doors during the song "Dammit Janet", after the wedding at the start. At the end, when they reveal [[spoiler:their alien identities]], the pitchfork has been replaced with a trident-shaped raygun.
* {{Antimatter}}: His RayGun fires a laser! Made of pure antimatter![[note]]Well then it's not really a laser, is it?/OUR PHYSICS SUCK![[/note]]
** Fun fact: the idea of an antimatter laser is completely redundant because photons are their own antiparticles. [[note]]So you mean, it doesn't matter?[[/note]]
* BeleagueredAssistant: Takes this a step further.
* BerserkButton: Making Riff Raff jealous is even ''worse'' than making Frank jealous, and that's putting it ''very'' mildly. The main reason why Riff Raff killed Frank was purely out of jealousy.
* BigShutUp: Drops one of these on Magenta when they're BOTH in the middle of a laughing fit after [[spoiler:Eddie's]] corpse is revealed under the table.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Riff Raff shares a rather, erm, close bond with his sister Magenta.
%%* CreepyHousekeeper
* CrustyCaretaker: Lacks in people skills.
* DeadpanSnarker: As some sort of defense mechanism for having his work stolen by Frank-n-Furter. Also, any audience member familiar enough with the show to use the callbacks will become this during a viewing by default..
* DeathRay: Has one at the end [[spoiler: which he uses to kill Frank and Rocky.]]
* EvilSoundsRaspy: Both his singing and speaking voices.
* TheDogBitesBack: He eventually kills Frank for the abuse he suffered from him.
* GiveMyRegardsInTheNextWorld: Riff Raff tells Dr. Frank N. Furter [[spoiler:before he kills him]], "Say goodbye to all of this[[note]]GOODBYE, ALL OF THIS![[/note]]...and hello[[note]]HELLO...[[/note]] to oblivion.[[note]]HI, OBLIVION! HOW'S THE WIFE AND KIDS?[[/note]]"
* HiddenDisdainReveal:
-->'''Magenta''': "You killed them! But I thought you liked them. They liked you."\\
'''Riffraff''': "They didn't like me! They NEVER liked me!!
* HumanAliens: He comes from the planet Transylvania and looks like a normal human being.
* TheIgor: He is Frank's lab assistant.
* IncestSubtext: Riff Raff and Magenta give a strong impression of this.[[note]]Elbow sex! Elbow sex![[/note]]
* KarmaHoudini: Doesn't get punished for killing Frank.
* LooksLikeOrlok: Was partly patterned after Orlok - dark overcoat, balding, thin features and a hunchback. Richard O'Brien would later play the creepy Orlok-alike Mister Hand in ''Film/DarkCity''.
* MrFanservice: He has quite a few fangirls.
* ThePeepingTom: He and Magenta watch Frank seduce Janet, then Brad.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "THEY DIDN'T LIKE MEEE! They never liked me."
** GET PARANOID, RIFF! GET ''RETROACTIVELY'' PARANOID, RIFF!
*** Alt: GET EMO, RIFF! ... GET '''REALLY''' EMO, RIFF!
*** Alt Alt: GET PARANOID, RIFF! GET ''REALLY'' PARANOID, RIFF!
* ServileSnarker: Riff Raff can barely conceal his contempt for his boss, even as doing his job.
* [[StarfishAliens Starfish Alien]]: In the 2008 European live tour of the play had this as a twist ending. [[spoiler:Riff Raff and Magenta reappear toward the end as twelve-foot-tall monstrosities with human upper bodies mounted on long robes concealing God-only-knew what, thus making their (and Frank's) human appearances throughout the rest of the show nothing more than AFormYouAreComfortableWith.]]
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:He eventually turns on Frank.]]
* YouDontLikeMeAndIdontLikeYou: He and Magenta say a variation on this. See HiddenDisdainReveal above.
* {{Zeerust}}: The beam of pure antimatter is a deliberate send-up of the fifties.

[[WMG:Magenta: ''A domestic''[[note]]"A DOMESTIC ''WHAT?!''"[[/note]] ]]

Riff Raff's sister, and also Frank's maid. In the end, her brother kills Frank, Rocky, and Columbia before they head back to their home planet of Transsexual, Transylvania. Played by Patricia Quinn in the original and Christina Milian in the remake.

%%* AmericanGothicCouple
* BanisterSlide: Magenta does this in ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' causing the famous AudienceParticipation line --
-->'''Magenta:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis You're lucky, he's lucky, I'm lucky, we're all lucky!]]
-->'''Audience:''' [[NoIndoorVoice THE BANISTER'S LUCKY!]]
* BeehiveHairdo: Sports an Elsa Lanchester-style hairdo near the end of the film.
%% * BiTheWay
* BrotherSisterIncest: As mentioned, she and Riff Raff are very ''very'' close.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She's kind of out-there, what with the bannister-sliding and vampirism.
%% * TheDogBitesBack
%%* CreepyHousekeeper
* EnigmaticMinion: It's never made clear if she hates Frank as much as her brother does.
* EvilRedHead: Some of the time, mostly when she calls Frank out on his Transylvania bullshit.
* FrenchMaid: Her uniform.
%% * KarmaHoudini
* HumanAliens: She's from the planet Transylvania and looks just like a human would.
* IncomingHam: "''You're'' lucky, ''he's'' lucky, ''I'm'' lucky, '''WE'RE ALL LUCKY!!!'''"[[note]]THE BANISTER'S LUCKY![[/note]]
* IncestSubtext: With Riff Raff.
* ThePeepingTom: Was with Riff Raff and Columbia during their examples.
* RaceLift: She's played by the black Christina Milian in the remake.
* SkunkStripe: With the beehive hairdo.
* [[StarfishAliens Starfish Alien]]: : In the 2008 European Live tour, same as Riff Raff.

[[WMG:Rocky Horror: ''A creation'']]

Frank's beloved creation, Rocky is supposed to be the "perfect man." However, things don't go well when Janet seduces him causing Frank to go into a jealous rage. In the end, he's killed by Riff Raff while mourning the loss of Frank and trying to escape. Played by Peter Hinwood in the original and Staz Nair in the remake.

* ArtificialHuman: Created from scratch by Frank.
* BandageMummy: How he originally appears but Magenta and Columbia cut him out of his bandages when he emerges from the tank.
* BellyButtonless: An indication that he's artificial.
* BlankSlate: In the film, he never says anything and doesn't really do much.
* BornAsAnAdult: He's a fully grown adult when brought to life and even states in "Rose Tint My World" that he's just seven hours old.
* BrainlessBeauty: In his defense, he literally only has half of one.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: In the original play - he's eccentric, but it's implied it's stemming from the fact he's a grown adult/sex toy for a crazed megalomaniac, according to his dialogue with Janet.
* DamnedByFaintPraise: Columbia's assessment of Rocky? "He's okay!" Frank is not amused.
* DumbBlonde: Rocky, thanks to only having half a brain. He can't even speak properly in the film. In the musical, he's more aware of it, but unfortunately can't do much about his situation.
* ElectiveMute: In the movie he seems to be able to sing but not talk.
* FrankensteinsMonster: A rare fit and attractive example of this trope.
* GenreSavvy: Within ''moments'' of being brought to life, Rocky is already singing about how he suspects his story will end. [[spoiler: He's right.]]
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He's the only character (besides Columbia and the Criminologist) that really doesn't do anything wrong. He's basically jerked around by everyone else and for the most part has no idea what's going on.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Not directly stated, but he's likely half human [[spoiler: and half Transylvanian. All we know is that he has half of Eddie's brain.]]
* IAmNotShazam: Only the credits and the comic book call him ''Rocky Horror''. The movie just calls him ''Rocky''.
* JabbaTableManners: Eats using his hands.
* MadeOfIron: [[spoiler: It takes several shots from Riff Raff's antimatter gun to kill him.]]
* ReallyGetsAround: To be fair, it's not like anyone gives him much of a choice.
* ReallyWasBornYesterday: "I'm just seven hours old..."
* ShootingSuperman: [[spoiler: The first few times Riff Raff shoots him with his RayGun, they just bounce off him, irritating him. But Riff manages to kill him after a few hits.]]
* TooHungryToBePolite: Rocky tears into his dinner with his hands, prompting Columbia to remind him to use a fork. This is likely his first ever meal.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Pantsless, too: all he wears is gold briefs.

[[WMG:Columbia: ''A groupie'']]

A groupie who is both Frank's and Eddie's ex-girlfriend. She starts off as being extremely loyal to Frank. Though, she quickly realizes that he's simply using her and turns on him. In the end, she's killed by Riff Raff. Played by "Little Nell" Campbell in the original and Annaleigh Ashford in the remake.

* AccidentalPervert: Columbia is supposed to come across this way. Emphasis on supposed - most plays and the movie just turn her into an outright pervert, with the film's actress ''deliberately'' sexing her up and purposefully putting in nipple slips when she could.
* AllTakeAndNoGive: Columbia's relationship with Frank pretty much falls under this. She even points out how selfish he is.
* AttentionDeficitDisciple: Usually dances along when other characters are singing.
* AudienceParticipation: In-universe, she yells abuse and asks questions to the screen while she's watching Janet seduce Rocky.
* BigNo: When she leaves the dining room after finding out [[spoiler: that they ate Eddie.]]
* BiTheWay: Hopelessly devoted to Frank but also loves Eddie, but has an, erm, encounter with Magenta while they watch [[spoiler:Janet seduce Rocky]] on hidden camera.
* CovertPervert: All of Columbia's nipple-slips were done intentionally by Nell Campbell.[[note]][[AudienceParticipation There goes our PG-13 rating!]][[/note]]
* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:It completely backfires, but it was nice while it lasted.]]
* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped a Bridge on Her]]: In the film version, her [[spoiler:death]] is a cheap accident; [[spoiler:she screams which startles Riff Raff into shooting her.]] In the stageplay, it's more appropriate, she [[TakingTheBullet jumps in front of a blast meant for Frank.]]
** Interestingly enough, in the original play, Frank (somewhat) shows a bit of remorse for her [[spoiler:death]]...though, in a {{Jerkass}} sort of way. "Stupid bitch..."
* {{Fangirl}}: Columbia, for Frank, then for Eddie then for Frank again...I think.
-->"EDDIE!!!"
* FieryRedhead: For the most part averted, but in her ReasonYouSuckSpeech to Frank, she shows she does have it in her.
* MadLove: Columbia is hopelessly devoted to Frank despite the fact that he considers her to be nothing more than his "groupie".
** Of course, this is later {{subverted|Trope}} when Columbia ([[spoiler:after witnessing Frank brutally murder Eddie, another man she loved deeply]]) realizes that Frank doesn't love her back at all and berates him for being such a heartless jerk.
* NiceHat: ''Very'' nice, as part of her gold-sequined ensemble.
* NippleAndDimed: Happens with Columbia during a few scenes. When she's in pajamas, during the scene where she confronts Frank, she has a hole in her top and one nipple makes a covert[[note]]not really; at one point she tugs her shirt tight and it actually pops out[[/note]] appearance. During the "Rose Tint my World" and "Don't Dream It Be It" scenes, when she's [[OfCorsetsSexy wearing a corset]], her nipples are intermittently visible above the bodice. Richard O'Brien and Patricia Quinn [[WordOfGod discuss it]] on the commentary as a form of [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar exhibitionism]] on the actress' part.
* PatterSong: Her verse of "Time Warp".
* ThePeepingTom: She and Magenta watched Janet seduce Rocky. And enjoying it quite a bit.
%%* PerkyFemaleMinion
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Columbia gives one to Frank N. Furter, telling how he's AllTakeAndNoGive, right before she's TakenForGranite.
%%* SciFiBobHaircut
* ScreamingWoman: Columbia [[spoiler: after Frank's death. Riff Raff, either startled or annoyed, immediately kills her too]].
%%* ShesGotLegs
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Riff Raff doesn't kill her in the ComicBookAdaptation, [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome she's never seen again]] after she takes control of the camera when Frank sings "I'm Going Home".]]
* StockholmSyndrome: Most likely.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler: In the play she jumps in front of the laser blast that Riff Raff shoots at Frank.]]
* WardrobeMalfunction: Near the end of the floorshow, Columbia's breasts slip out of her top. Little Nell did this on purpose and you can play a drinking game out of how many times she gets her nips on screen.

[[WMG:Dr. Everett Scott: ''A rival scientist'']]

Brad's former science teacher and close friend. He ends up at the castle while looking for his nephew, Eddie. Played by Jonathan Adams in the original and Ben Vereen in the remake.

* AccentAdaptation: In the play he speaks in an American accent [[spoiler: because he's a German pretending to be American]], but in the movie, [[ExecutiveMeddling Jim Sharman insisted]] that he speak only in a German accent. Richard O'Brien was furious about this.
* CoolTeacher: He got Brad and Janet together and they stayed friends with him after they finished high school.
* GeniusCripple: He's in a wheelchair.
* GivenNameReveal:
-->'''Frank''': Dr. Scott—or should I say, [[HerrDoktor Dr. ''von'' Scott]]!
* HerrDoctor: Dr. Scott.
--> "Go on, Dr. Scott. Or, should I say, [[TheVonTropeFamily Dr. Von Scott!"]][[note]]SIEG HEIL![[/note]]
* HistoricalInJoke: Check out "Operation Paperclip" on Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}. [[note]]Almost immediately after Goebbels surrendered to the Russian Army, the US and Soviet governments began smuggling Nazi scientists out of the country for their knowledge about rocketry and launched missile weapons. Werner von Braun is one of the most famous examples. The American plan to recruit former Nazi scientists was called [[AC:Operation Paperclip]]. This is why Frank calls Dr. Scott out on his accent.[[/note]]
* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: Sings this along with Brad while they're both paralysed so can't stop Frank anyway.
* ICantFeelMyLegs: After Frank paralyses them all, Dr Scott complains that he can't move his wheels.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Does this in the dining room scene when he says:
-->I knew he was in with a bad crowd, but it is even worse than I imagined! [[note]]WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING TO? WHO THE FUCK ARE ''WE'' TALKING TO?![[/note]]
* TheMenInBlack: [[spoiler:Doesn't dress like this trope but works for "the bureau of investigation of that which you call UFO's!!!"]].
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: He's implied to be one by Frank.
* ObfuscatingDisability: He's able to move his legs during the floorshow.
** In the shooting script he gets up and starts walking after his wheelchair is destroyed by [[spoiler: the castle blasting off]].
** In ''The Brad and Janet Show'' [[note]] An early draft for ''Shock Treatment'' [[/note]] was going to reveal that Scott was faking his disability. In the [[ShockTreatment the actual movie]] they replace him with a similar character who's pretending to be blind.
* RaceLift: Will be played by the black Ben Vereen in the remake.
* SanitySlippage: Dr. Scott feels that's what is happening to him in "Don't Dream It, Be It":
-->Ach![[note]]CHOO![[/note]] We've got to get out of this trap
-->Before this decadence saps our wills.
-->I've got to be strong, and try to hang on
-->Or else my mind may well snap[[note]]CRACKLE POP![[/note]]
-->And my life will be lived[[note]]IN A BOWL OF RICE KRISPIES[[/note]] for the thrills.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: In the original play (and some subsequent versions), after Riff announces the castle is about to blast off into space, Dr. Scott immediately wheels out, leaving Brad and Janet behind. In the movie though, they all leave together.
* StukaScream: When the electromagnet has him rolling down the ramp, a sound effect that's a bit like an air plane about to crash is played.
** We hear the same effect again later on when the RKO tower falls into the swimming pool.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Frank implies that he was a Nazi and [[spoiler: he now works for a government agency investigating UFOs.]]
* TheVonTropeFamily: "Or should I say, Dr. ''von'' Scott!"
* WeHaveBeenResearchingPhlebotinumForYears:
-->'''Dr. Scott:''' This sonic transducer... it is, I suppose, some kind of audio-vibratory-physio-molecular transport device?\\
'''Brad:''' You mean...?![[note]]A vibrator![[/note]]\\
'''Dr. Scott:''' Yes, Brad, it's something we ourselves have been working on for quite some time.[[note]]A ''working'' vibrator?[[/note]] But it seems our friend here has found a means of perfecting it.[[note]]A PERFECT vibrator![[/note]] A device which is capable of breaking down solid matter[[note]]How can it be perfect if it breaks?[[/note]] and projecting it [[note]]Through space?[[/note]] through space... [[note]]And time?[[/note]] and who knows, perhaps even time [[note]]Itself?[[/note]] itself![[note]][[Series/DoctorWho DOCTOR WHO]]'S VIBRATOR?![[/note]]
* WheelChairAntics: Played with, somehow, in the Floor Show part: Dr. Scott is de-Medusa'd to find that he can move his legs, but whilst wearing fishnet stockings. He then joins the ongoing chorus line, but instead of getting out of the wheelchair, he just flails his legs around helplessly.

[[WMG: Eddie: ''An ex-delivery boy'' [[note]]"WHAT KIND OF DELIVERY BOY DELIVERS EXES?"[[/note]]]]

A former delivery boy who was Columbia's ex-boyfriend (in the stage show he was also Frank's). Half of his brain was used to create Rocky. After escaping from the freezer (and singing a song), Eddie is promptly killed by Frank. One of the earliest roles for Music/MeatLoaf. Played by Music/AdamLambert in the remake.

* BadassBiker: He rides on a motorcycle.
* ContrivedCoincidence: Richard O'Brien points out in the commentary that nothing actually happens to make Eddie come out of the freezer, and that he should have made Frank accidentally hit against a button or something. In stage plays, Columbia is shown accidentally opening the freezer door, and discovering Eddie.
* DiscoDan: Eddie is the Fifties given life. It's by no small coincidence that Frank (representing all the decadence of the Sixties and Seventies) hacks him to pieces.
* HarmlessFreezing: He comes out of a freezer and starts riding a motorcycle while singing. The next time he goes in [[spoiler:Frank kills him.]]
* HellBentForLeather: He wears a leather jacket.
* HotbloodedSideburns: He has sideburns and is quite ecstatic.
* IdenticalGrandson: In the stage plays, Eddie and Dr. Scott (nephew and uncle) are played by the same actor.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: The musical number "Eddie's Teddy" happens sort of randomly to establish that he was a low-down cheap little punk.[[note]]Yay, punks![[/note]]
** "Eddie's Teddy" was not in the original UK stage show. It was added to the US stage play because Richard O'Brien didn't want audiences to feel sympathy for Eddie's death. [[TooCoolToLive It didn't work.]]
* MinorCharacterMajorSong: "Hot Patootie" is one of the more catchy songs.
* ShoutOut: Eddie has the same [[KnuckleTattoos "Love/Hate" tattoos]] as [[Film/TheNightOfTheHunter Preacher Powell]].
* SoundOnlyDeath: [[spoiler:We don't see what happens to him, but we sure do hear his screams and Frank's pick-axe hacking him to pieces.]]
* SuperWindowJump: A trailer for the remake shows him riding his motorcycle in through a window.

[[WMG: The Criminologist: ''An expert'']]

MrExposition. Played by Charles Gray in the original and TimCurry in the remake.

* AllKnowingSingingNarrator
* ButtMonkey: Thanks to OriginalCastPrecedent, should you be portraying the Criminologist, get ready for a load of neck-related jokes, from "THAT MAN HAS NO NECK!" to your every line being greeted with "WHERE'S YOUR FUCKING NECK?"
** "What diabolical chicken kicked your forehead, shat on your tie, and pecked out your neck!?"
** "The man you are about to see has no neck...obviously, his mother didn't fuck a giraffe."
* CanonForeigner: The play had a more generic narrator who had nothing to do with the story. The movie makes him a criminologist investigating the events afterwards.
* DistantDuet: Joins in with a lot of the songs even though he seems to be narrating from some point after the movie's events are over.
* DontExplainTheJoke: A recent Broadway revival had Dick Cavett as the Narrator, and would sometimes interrupt the show to discuss some of the audience riffs, such as the "describe your balls!" directed at ''him''. [[ComicallySerious In this case, Cavett was hilarious.]]
* DramaticPause: Very fond of these... which gives the audience ''plenty'' of opportunities to mock him.
* FauxlosophicNarration: Parodies this, especially with his closing lines. See StrawNihilist.
* GreekChorus: In the play, the Phantoms (Transylvanians) also fulfill this role.
* LemonyNarrator:He explains the dance steps for "The Time Warp". "It's just a jump to the left—" The viewer could easily get the feeling the Criminologist wishes he were physically present for the insanity he's narrating.
* MrExposition: Without him, it would be hard for the audience to understand what's going on.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: If you can call ''Criminologist'' a name.
* {{Narrator}}: Listed as this in the original play.
%%* NoNeckChump
* OnlySaneMan: Well, considering he's completely removed from the main action . . .
** Well, unless you count his part of the [[EarWorm Time Warp]]...
* RemakeCameo: He'll be played by Creator/TimCurry in the remake.
* StrawNihilist: "And crawling on the planet's face, some insects called the human race, [[note]] [[ButtMonkey WHERE'S YOUR]] [[RunningGag FUCKING NECK?!]] [[/note]] lost in time, and [[note]]WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW?[[/note]] lost in space, and [[note]]WHAT DOES THIS FILM LACK?[[/note]]meaning."
* AStormIsComing: The Criminologist invokes the trope directly: "It's true, there were dark storm clouds - heavy, black, and pendulous - towards which they were driving...".

[[WMG: The Transylvanians]]
Party-goers from the planet Transexual who've come to Frank's Castle to see Rocky being unveiled.

* AllThereInTheScript: The shooting script says that they are secret agents assembled from all over the world.
* AdaptationNameChange: Are called Phantoms rather than Transylvanians in the play.
* AndYouWereThere: They're played by most of the same actors as the wedding guests.
* BadassBiker: How they get to the castle in the first place.
* CanonForeigner: Their counterparts in the play are called phantoms and don't take part in the story in any way. The movie has them as Frank's party guests.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Aren't seen again after [[spoiler:Frank kills Eddie.]]
* FanConvention: A banner saying "ANNUAL TRANSYLVANIA CONVENTION" is hanging in the ballroom when they dance the Time Warp. Frank even calls them unconventional conventionists at one point.
* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: In the play, Phantoms tend to harass audience members when they're not needed on stage.
* HighClassGlass: One of the party guests prominently features a monocle.
* HumanAliens: They are from planet Transylvania and look just like humans.
* NamedAfterTheirPlanet: [[spoiler: Actually named after the galaxy they come from.]]
* NoNameGiven: None of them are given any names.
* SunglassesAtNight: They wear them inside, it can be considered FridgeBrilliance because [[spoiler: the planet Transexual is implied to have no sun so they're probably not used to the light.]]
%%* TwentyFourHourPartyPeople

[[WMG: The Usherette]]
An Usherette who introduces the play by singing ''Science Fiction-Double Feature''. In the play she's usually played by the same actress who plays Magenta but in the remake she'll be played by Ivy Levan.

* AdaptedOut: The movie replaced her with Patricia Quinn's lips and Richard O'Brien's voice singing the opening song.
* BookEnds: The play ends starts and ends with her singing ''Science Fiction-Double Feature''.
* DarkReprise: Her sad reprise of ''Science Fiction-Double Feature'' at the end.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Usually just called The Usherette but some productions have called her ''Miss Strawberry Time'' or Trixie. The shows run in the Belasco Theatre called her ''The Belasco Popcorn Girl''.
* GenderFlip: Richard O'Brien played her role for one week in 2007 at the New Wimbledon Theatre.
* GreekChorus: Is meant to be a worker in the theatre/cinema you're watching it in and doesn't exist in universe.
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