Characters / Ugly Americans
From left to right starting with the guy in the blue tie and ending with the guy in the violet tie: Frank Grimes, Callie Maggotbone (with Doug the Koala Man behind her), Mark Lilly, Randall Skeffington, Leonard Powers, and Twayne the Bone-Raper. Not pictured: Aldremach Maggotbone.

A list of the characters from the Comedy Central series Ugly Americans and the tropes that define them.

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     Mark Lilly 
The main character. A human social worker in New York City, employed by the Department of Integration.

  • Adorkable: Has shades of this.
  • Badass Normal: He has his moments.
  • Bastard Boyfriend: To his college girlfriend, Jacqueline. The psychological damage he inflicted to her not only lowered her self esteem, but drove her to throw her life away so she'd one day become perfect for him. The real kicker? It was all over her not liking eggs.
  • Beleaguered Bureaucrat
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Has some occasional flashes of a VERY dark side, mostly related to his obsession with eggs.
  • Butt-Monkey/ The Chew Toy
  • Cannot Tell a Joke:
    Mark: Twayne seems pretty horny. Maybe that's because he has horns on his head!
  • Chick Magnet: Downplayed. Kind of. We don't see Mark get as many girls as Randall or even Leonard, but the girls he does get are flat out gorgeous (Lillith, Callie, Jacqueline). They also seem to form an obsession with him.
  • Covert Pervert: As nice a guy as he is, he did pick a succubus with a BDSM fetish to be his girlfriend.
  • Cultured Badass: His craftiness, quick wit and knowledge of how to behave in social situations gets him out of a lot of ugly situations.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Designated Victim
  • Geeky Turn-On
    Callie: Uno is like third base to him!
  • Good Is Not Dumb: Some episodes show that he's a lot more on the ball than people think. Particularly the one where he's forced into selling his super-sized soul to Aldremach and gets it back by short-selling futures in the soul market, then spending the rest of the day debauching himself until his soul is the size of a pea. When Aldremach throws it out in disgust, he's able to get it back, along with 10 grand.
  • Guile Hero: Surprises you sometimes when he connives his way out of trouble.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: To the point where his soul was enormous from performing only good deeds for his whole life. Though he is capable of being morally grey too.
  • Loser Protagonist: Mark is sometimes portrayed as this, in-show.
  • Nice Guy: His status as this is a borderline plot point.
  • Pungeon Master: Apparently, a recreational pastime of his.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: He is the sensitive foil to both Leonard and Randall.
  • Straight Man and Wise Guy: The straight man to Randall's wise guy.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Eggs. His obsession with them gets creepy very easily.
  • Understanding Boyfriend: Most of the time with his girlfriends, the only exception being his girlfriend in college, who he coldly dumped while she was in the hospital because she was allergic to eggs. Eggs he forced her to eat.
  • Unfazed Everyman
  • Unlucky Everydude
  • Weirdness Magnet
  • Zombie Advocate: His defining characteristic.

     Callie Maggotbone 
Mark's direct superior and on-again off-again girlfriend. A half-human succubus.

     Randall Skeffington 
Mark's slovenly zombie roommate.

     Leonard Powers 
The wizard of social services, and Mark's co-worker at the DOI.

     Twayne Boneraper 
A demon; Mark, Callie, and Leonard's superior at the DOI.

  • Arranged Marriage: To Callie, although they don't go through with it though.
  • Black and Nerdy: Twayne fits this to a T, given his voice and some of the stuff that happens to him (e.g. getting a nosebleed while traveling down to Hell due to the change in altitude). One of the few characters to pull this and Scary Black Man off simultaneously.
  • Camp Straight
  • Cannot Tell a Joke:
    Twayne: What's the difference between a demonic council and a room full of chickens with their heads cut off? The chickens have far superior mid- to upper-level management skills! HI-YO!
  • Casanova Wannabe
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: As shown in "G.I. Twayne", if given proper motivation, Twayne has the capacity to take over the world with the forces of Hell.
  • Gentle Giant: Though visually very imposing, Twayne is a big creampuff at heart, and highly naive to boot.
  • Jerkass: Has waned in later episodes
  • Karma Houdini
  • Manchild: When he goes to his family's house for Samhain, he wears goofy pajamas and reads comic books with a flashlight at night.
    • He's also ecstatic over the prospect of going to Summer Camp, to the point of forgetting the reason for being there in favor of carving a (rather ornate) totem pole.
    • He also can't poop away from home due to abandonment issues.
  • Momma's Boy
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: And he's got TWO POINTS.
  • Scary Black Man: Ordinarily, demons on the show are portrayed as upper-class, WASPy types; Twayne is the only exception to date.
  • Villain Protagonist

     Frank Grimes 
The chief of law enforcement, and a foul-tempered foil to Mark. Prejudiced toward non-humans, he'd rather see them all deported.

  • A Father to His Men: Frank Grimes tries to be this, but given the High Turnover Rate of said men, they're understandably skeptical.
  • The Atoner: He never quite got over having accidentally killed his partner in his rookie days. Turns out he didn't really... and later in life he accidentally shot him again.
  • Character Development: In less than a season, he went from being an angry, frothing-at-the-mouth racist, violent cop to a mildly short-tempered clown who seems to berate the non-humans because he feels he's expected to.
  • Gag Penis: Grimes' wang is big enough to be used as a bludgeon.
  • Likes Older Women
  • My Beloved Smother: Has a very rocky relationship with his mummy. who is literally a mummy
  • Noble Bigot with a Badge

     Aldremach Maggotbone 
The highest ranking demon in Hell and Callie's father.