Characters: Will and Grace

The characters from Will and Grace.

Will Truman

  • Only Sane Man: Between Jack, Karen and Grace, Will is the Straight Man of the group.
  • Platonic Life Partners: This trope was formerly known as "The Straight Will & Grace."
  • Straight Gay: At first Will was a mostly-sitcom-normal guy who had the occasional camp element pop up for laughs - during a time when the world heard ‘gay’ and thought of someone like Jack. Fast forward a decade, though, and he's a Camp Gay whose buddy just happens to be doubly so.
  • Straight Man: He's most often the serious foil the others' antics.

Grace Adler

  • Minor Flaw, Major Breakup: She tried really hard to avoid this when she found out her boyfriend had six toes (mostly because he was able to look past a funny mole on her lip, and she didn't want to appear more shallow than him,) but when he revealed he had six toes and was a Celtics fan, she threw him out.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: Jack would commonly address the other three as "Ladies... and Grace."
  • Platonic Life Partners: This trope was formerly known as "The Straight Will & Grace."

Karen Walker

  • The Alcoholic: She's perpetually drunk, and can rarely be seen without a glass in her hand.
  • Bi the Way: Never used for any plotlines, and usually coming across more like "too drunk to tell the difference.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: She's also perpetually stoned out of her mind, so she's got a somewhat unorthodox world-view.
  • Lady Drunk:Depending on if she's drunk or on pills, she can be this or happy-go-lucky.
  • Old Shame: In-Universe, her dominatrix pornstar turn.
  • Platonic Life Partners: With Jack.
  • Pretty in Mink: Loved to wear furs. Her very first scene was her showing up in a mink coat.
  • Rich Bitch: She's filthy rich and usually not very nice, though more because she's totally tactless than outright malicious.
  • Sassy Secretary: She's this to Grace, though Grace rarely requires her to do any actual work because her business contacts are the only thing keeping Grace's business afloat.

Jack McFarland

  • Keet: He's always cheerful.

Rosario Salazar

  • Servile Snarker: Observed by Will the very first time he meets Rosario and sees her interactions with Karen.
    Will: Tonight on Springer, shallow socialites and the maids who abuse them.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Karen.