From the 1960 film
- Narm: The delivery of "DEATH! I've just seen DEATH!" in one of the trailers. In the film, it's actually delivered in a more subdued way.
From the 1975 Thomas Harris book and 1977 film adaptation
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Landers – he was captured by the NVA and tortured into making propaganda statements for them, forced out of the Navy after his release, left by his cheating wife (who took the kids) soon afterwards, and a scene with him dealing with the uncaring VA bureaucracy shows he's not getting any kind of emotional support from them. Dahlia is the only person who treats him with kindness (and even she starts to have second thoughts after he exults over the rifle-dart bomb test).
- Dahlia has a bit of this too - Colonel Riat's dossier reveals she and her family were expelled from Palestine during the 1948 war and suffered greatly during their time in a refugee camp.