Characters: TRON: Legacy

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See also the character pages for TRON, TRON: Evolution and TRON: Uprising.


    Sam Flynn 
  • Action Survivor: When he first enters The Grid.
  • Badass: Like father, like son.
  • Badass Biker
    Sam: (after realizing that the Games involve Light Cycles) Now this, I can do!
  • Badass Normal
  • Batman Gambit: In his second fight with Rinzler, he opens with the same exact attack as the first fight, expecting Rinzler to perform the same dodge. Unbeknownst to Rinzler, Sam had both his own disc and his father's, and when he was forced to defend the second disc instead of his usual dodge, Quorra was able to kick him off the tower.
  • Bloodless Carnage: Averted. When Rinzler hits him with a disc, Sam bleeds and Rinzler recognizes him as a User.
  • Boring but Practical: He's not capable of the acrobatics that Rinzler is, nor is his disk flinging as intricate as other programs. However, his direct style is simple and effective.
  • Changing of the Guard
  • Chick Magnet
  • Collapsible Helmet: Standard for all programs.
  • Deadly Disc: Ditto.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: He gives his bulldog an entire burger. Best. Owner. Ever.
  • Indy Ploy
  • Man Child: He acts more like a rebellious teenager seeking thrills than the 27 year old that he is. At the end of the movie, he decides to start working at Encom.
  • Mundane Utility: Apparently, he's the only one that realizes that his father's disc, which is essentially the MacGuffin of the entire film, can actually be used in combat like any other disc.
  • Nerds Are Sexy
  • Parental Abandonment
  • Playful Hacker
  • Rich Idiot with No Day Job: Sam might have the most shares of Encom, but he's a college dropout with no job and no social connections outside Alan Bradley and his rescue dog Marv.
  • Shirtless Scene: The stripping off of his old clothes by Gem and her colleagues. However, judging from how this is a different system from the one in the original film, that might in fact be necessary to get his new attire.
  • Spin-Offspring: Kevin's son.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He's never seen doing the things that make Users Physical Gods, which is unusual given that he's an accomplished hacker and very tech savvy. He's a good fighter though, and naturally a lot tougher than most programs. Not to mention that most of his handicap is due to being completely unfamiliar with the system; later on in the movie he is able to fight Rinzler on equal footing, although the fight is quickly interrupted.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He mistakes a Lightcycle baton for a lightsaber, at first.

    Kevin Flynn 
"In there is our destiny!"

The father of Sam, and the creator of another Grid.

    Alan Bradley 
Coming back from the original TRON, Alan Bradley is revealed to be one of Kevin Flynn's closest friends and still in the employ of ENCOM. According to the ENCOM website, Alan holds the position of Executive Consultant, and later promoted to Chairman of the Board by Sam. He was the man who sent Sam to Flynn's Arcade to investigate a message, starting the search again...

  • The Chess Master: A mild case of it. In the first film, he'd been building Tron for months beneath the notice of Dillinger and Master Control. The alternate reality game establishes that he's leading the Flynn Lives movement under the name ISOLated Thinker. He's also been minding the store as best he can at Encom for when Sam finally gets his act together, and looking the other way on the stunts. The speech with the pager and the fact he held off until after the prank was likely an attempt at a Batman Gambit, and "The Next Day" shows him going over a Plan with Roy Kleinburg about the company's future without Sam present.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Happily Married: To Lora (who was Put on a Bus), per the ARG (No word on if there's a version of Jet in this timeline, though)
  • The Mentor: Arguably, since he became Sam's surrogate father during Kevin's disappearance.
  • Only Sane Man: He's the only one on the board who still believes in Flynn's vision for the company.
  • The Peter Principle: According to supporting materials including the Alternate Reality Game, he was made CEO of Encom after Kevin's disappearance, and was later forced to resign as a result of the company's decline in the late '80s. Consider that he's a computer programmer, not necessarily a businessman by trade.
  • Papa Wolf: During the introduction, when the reporters try to swarm the young Sam, we see Alan turn around, looking furious.
  • Parental Substitute: Alan took over as father figure to Sam after Kevin disappears. In one of the clips in the news montage on Kevin's disappearance, it looks like he's about to go Papa Wolf on some hounding reporters harassing young Sam.
  • Promotion to Parent: Acted as a father figure to Sam Flynn after Kevin's disappearance. But at the start of the movie, their relationship seems to be a bit strained.
  • Specs of Awesome: Still has the glasses.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Flynn. He still has a pager, even after all these years, because Flynn told him to hold onto it so he could contact him at anytime.

    Ed Dillinger, Jr. 

    Richard Mackey 
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: He can certainly go on at length about buying and selling stock around the world, but can't even come up with a convincing line of bull to justify the high cost of their latest OS, or know much about it at all.


"You could say I was a rescue."
  • Ace Pilot
  • Action Girl
  • Badass: She's shown to be a better fighter than most of the cast, with the obvious exceptions of God, God 2—Clone of God, and God's guard dog.
  • Badass Adorable: Although she knows how to kick ass, she's naive and innocent, much like a little girl.
  • Badass Biker: In the music video for the Daft Punk soundtrack tune "Derezzed."
  • Badass Bookworm: This Badass sure loves her Jules Verne novels, as well as Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Buddhist scriptures.
  • Badass Driver: Her Light Runner skills save Sam's life, though she does, admittedly, end up coming across to him as someone who Drives Like Crazy.
  • Badass in Distress: Captured by Clu partway into the film.
  • Collapsible Helmet: Only shown in the Grid rescue.
  • Deadly Disc: In conjunction below; if you notice, she uses hers more defensively and doesn't hurl it around like everyone else.
  • Dual Wielding: With her Identity Disc and a Laser Blade, in a sword and shield-like form in the battle in the End of Line Club.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Sam is terrified by Quorra's reckless off-road driving during their escape.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Perhaps it has something to do with her being an ISO.
  • Genki Girl
  • Grappling-Hook Pistol: Uses the "Cable" function of her Baton once to swing under the bridge to the Portal and get between Clu and the Flynns.
  • Instant Expert: On her first try, she basically becomes an Ace Pilot, complete with kills and complex maneuvers. Justified, due to her spending a millennium as Kevin Flynn's apprentice.
  • Jeanne d'Archétype: She's an Action Girl guided by a sort of "higher power." Her somewhat androgynous appearance reinforces this comparison.
  • Laser Blade: One of the rare programs in Legacy to use the "Light Sword" function of a baton.
  • Magic Tool: Although many a program have them, Quorra uses her Baton for more than many of them.
  • Last of Her Kind: Quorra's the last ISO after the Great Purge.
  • Living MacGuffin: Kevin wants to get her off the Grid so that she can change the outside world. Clu wants her for unspecified reasons.
  • Motorcycle Jousting: Partakes in the music video for the soundtrack tune "Derezzed."
  • My Nayme Is: Her name is pronounced exactly like "Cora".
  • Reverse Grip: At times.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Olivia Wilde went out of her way to ensure that her character didn't get saddled with this. We see the beginnings of an attraction between Sam and Quorra once they get to know each other a bit better on the Solar Sailer, which is probably a more natural true-to-life progression than this trope: they only recently met.
  • Scifi Bob Haircut
  • She's Got Legs: To reiterate, there's the scene midway through during the explanation of how Kevin got stuck on the Grid. Whenever it cuts to Quorra, we inexplicably get a full shot that does nothing but emphasize this.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: She knows her combat skills, but she knows almost nothing about the real world. Similarly, she is very well read, but appears to have missed the memo that says Jules Verne died a century ago. Possibly justified as it's hinted that Flynn may not be aware that she dabbles in fantasy besides the deep philosophical readings he's set out for her, therefore she might not have been able to ask him. Plus, it is strongly impied that most programs on the Grid do not have access to things like the Internet.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?



  • Ambiguous Situation / Epileptic Trees: Due to the details of the prequel TRON: Uprising, a strong minority of viewers believe that Rinzler's identity is Beck, the protagonist of that series, instead of Tron as implied in Legacy. The idea stems from the fact that the writers and artists seem to have designed Beck to be what is essentially a non-evil Rinzler in appearance and fighting style, and a major plot point is that he is conditioned to be a replacement Tron.
  • Badass: This should be emphasized: short of Clu, Rinzler is the most fearsome thing on the Grid bar none. Note that during the flashback as Tron, he was able to take out four of Clu's elite Black Guards in roughly the span of 2 minutes without breaking a sweat or even remotely having to strain himself. Compare anyone else who has to tangle with the guards or even some of the higher-level sentries, which usually results in a quick derezzing.
  • Bifurcated Weapon: His Identity Disc(s). Complete with a hilarious jab from Sam.
    Sam: Oh come on, is that even legal?
  • Black Knight
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Was once Tron until Clu corrupted him.
  • Call Back: "I fight for the Users!", of course. In addition, Rinzler's introduction features him in a four-sided Disc Wars court, just as Tron was introduced fighting a four-on-one game in the original.
  • Catch Phrase: Subverted. Being Tron, his Catch Phrase is "I fight for the Users!" However, being Brainwashed and Crazy for almost the entire movie, he only says it once.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Always seems to have a backup of everything at hand, whether it's a disc, lightcycle, or aircraft. If one vehicle gets destroyed while he's riding it, he will summon another one in midair and hit the ground running like nothing ever happened.
  • The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: Actually, Clu is, but his tactics during the fight with Sam mirrors video game Fake Difficulty (changing the rules to Rinzler's advantage).
  • Darth Vader Clone: Ticks just about every box. Nigh-unstoppable Dragon who dresses all in black, wears a face-concealing mask, is associated with an ominous noise, and turns out to be a fallen hero.
  • Deadly Discs
  • Death Equals Redemption: Unless he was just rebooting at the end.
  • The Dragon
  • Dual Wielding
  • Dying as Yourself: As he sinks into the sea, his Tron Lines go from red to blue.
  • Evil Costume Switch
  • The Faceless
  • Foreshadowing: Two specific examples in Kevin Flynn's flashback to Clu's rebellion. In that flashback, Tron uses two discs at once, just as Rinzler does (they even have a scene where he specifically looks at the discs in his hands as if to highlight this). Secondly, if you listen very carefully straight after the camera pans from Clu smashing the disc onto Tron, you can hear Rinzler's signature sound.
  • Heel-Face Turn: "I fight for the users!"
  • Lightning Bruiser: Unlike Clu, who just simply shrugs off hits, Rinzler artfully dodges out of the way. And then is on you a heartbeat later, going ginsu on you with his dual discs.
  • Restraining Bolt: Immediately ceases his attack on Sam when he sees him bleed. Throughout the film, he seems to target everyone but Sam, since his original core program was designed to fight for the Users.
  • Sudden Sequel Heel Syndrome: Although, admittedly, not by choice.
  • Three-Laws Compliant: Very tragically so. First law: He sacrfices himself to let Flynn Sr. escape and stops dead in the arena once he realizes Sam's a User. Second Law: He snapped out of it when he got a good look at Flynn and heard his User friend's dismay. Third law: He did fight to protect his own existence - until Users were in danger, then he made a suicidal charge on Clu.
  • Three-Point Landing
  • The Voiceless: Says very little and only makes a quiet growling sound otherwise.
  • Walking Spoiler
  • You Shall Not Pass



    The Sirens 


    Masked DJs 

    The Grid Announcer 

    The Black Guards 

    The Sentries