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** His "condition" and "confusion" are mentioned several times, and he even notices how he has gone days without medicines. It doesn't have any particular effect on him, except calling Wendy "Goldie", which might actually just be a simple FreudianSlip, particularly when you consider how obsessed Marv is with Goldie.
** He broods a lot over his appearance, considering himself unlovable and seeing it as something not even a prostitute would accept, which is why he considers Goldi a miracle. We see several women, prostitutes included, who don't appear to have a problem with his face. Egregious in the movie, when literally no one he faces, regardless of gender and whether or not they knew it before, is disturbed by his appearance, and it only gets one mean comment from a random guy. Considering how gritty and politically incorrect Sin City is otherwise, it stands out.


* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: He sometimes uses slurs such as "dyke" or "jap", but most of the time he doesn't sound like he means it maliciously.[[note]]He also doesn't even seem to understand what being gay ''means'', mentioning he doesn't know why Lucille is a lesbian if she's beautiful enough to land any man she wants.[[/note]] The film took out most of the offending dialogue.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: He sometimes uses slurs such as "dyke" or "jap", but most of the time he doesn't sound like he means it maliciously.[[note]]He also doesn't even seem to understand what being gay ''means'', mentioning he doesn't know why Lucille is a lesbian if she's beautiful enough to land any man she wants.[[/note]] "jap". The film took out most of the offending dialogue.



* WouldntHitAGirl: Marv is really big on this, possibly due to his upbringing. The only times he breaks this is to [[spoiler:spare Wendy from watching him torture Kevin to death, and killing a female sex-slaver in one short story (though it's ambiguous if the slaver is biologically female)]].

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* WouldntHitAGirl: Marv is really big on this, possibly due to his upbringing. The only times he breaks this is to [[spoiler:spare Wendy from watching him torture Kevin to death, and killing a female sex-slaver in one short story (though it's ambiguous if the slaver is biologically female)]].story]].


* BewareTheQuietOnes: She never speaks a word and is possibly the most dangerous character in the series.



->'''Portrayed by''': Creator/MichaelMadsen, [[TheOtherDarrin Jeremy Piven]] (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For)

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->'''Portrayed by''': Creator/MichaelMadsen, [[TheOtherDarrin Jeremy Piven]] Creator/JeremyPiven (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For)


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* BewareTheQuietOnes: He never speaks a word and is an impossibly fast cannibalistic serial killer.


* MadeOfIron: He survives being shot and run over multiple times, including a burst at very close range. It even takes them ''two'' goes on the electric chair to finish him off.
* ManChild: While a brutal, tough old side of beef, Marv has some fairly childlike and simple views on the world and the people around him. In many ways, his brutality is just the manifestation of an overgrown BullyHunter dealing with a whole-nother class of bully, and putting a child's imagination to gruesome ends.

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* MadeOfIron: He survives possesses an abnormal amount of physical strength and endurance, having survived several gunshot wounds, lacerations, being shot hit by moving vehicles, and run over multiple times, including a burst at very close range. It even takes them ''two'' goes on jolts in the electric chair to finish him off.
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* ManChild: {{Manchild}}: While a brutal, tough old side of beef, Marv has some fairly childlike and simple views on the world and the people around him. In many ways, his brutality is just the manifestation of an overgrown BullyHunter dealing with a whole-nother class of bully, and putting a child's imagination to gruesome ends.



* PapaWolf: Brutally murders two sex traffickers who had kidnapped a young girl and planned to sell her off for sex, then brought her back home to her parents.

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* PapaWolf: Brutally murders two sex traffickers who He's like this to the girls at Kadie's Bar, especially Nancy. Granted, it's due to his enormous chivalry, but given his age and the ages of most of the dancers, I say it counts. He mentions one moment when a frat boy roughed up Nancy, which hit his BerserkButton about hitting women in general, and he "straightened him out but good," mentioning that he maybe went a little too far (implying that the other guy didn't survive). There's also the short yarn "Silent Night," where Marv hears about a mother asking after her missing daughter, then hunts down and kills her abductors (who had kidnapped a young girl and planned been planning to sell the poor girl for sex) and cradles the terrified child in his arms in a rare tender moment before taking her off for sex, then brought her back home to her parents.home.



* TortureTechnician: He has an appetite for ColdBloodedTorture and is quite good at it.

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* TortureTechnician: He has an a well-developed skill and a strong appetite for ColdBloodedTorture and is quite good at it.torture. He never blinks, nor seems to think twice about inflicting the slowest, most creatively painful death he can possibly implement on his worst enemies.



* TheVietnamVet: He joined the army and went to an unnamed war (heavily implied to be Vietnam) where he probably developed his scars. He also would later suffer from a 'condition' (that might have been Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
* WeaponOfChoice: He wields a .45 Springfield Armory M1911A1 pistol that he took from the toughest kid he ever messed with.



* WorkingClassHero: He was born in The Projects and had a rough childhood.



* RetiredBadass: Ex-Navy SEAL to be specific. Apparently received the Medal of Honor in a high risk mission, [[spoiler: which also puts a damper in the plans of the villains since if they just kill him it will simply bring down more heat on them]]

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* RetiredBadass: Ex-Navy SEAL to be specific. Apparently received the Medal of Honor in a high risk mission, [[spoiler: which also puts a damper in the plans of the villains since if they just kill him it will simply bring down more heat on them]]them]].
* RuggedScar: Little is known about his past in the military, but he keeps scars from this part of his life.



* WouldHitAGirl: One of the few heroes who would.

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* WouldHitAGirl: One of the few heroes who would.He does not share Marv's aversion to hurting women, as shown by his lethal actions toward female opponents.



* IOweYouMyLife: She owes a life debt of honor to Dwight for saving her life, and subsequently he is the only male character she is ever shown to have any non lethal interaction with, even taking orders from him at one point.



* HerosClassicCar: In the movie, he drives a 1959 Cadillac, however it is unclear which model. He currently drives a classic 1953 Cadillac Eldorado, which he acquired from Vito in Family Values.



* WeaponOfChoice: He's skilled with twin Springfield Armory 1911s and carries a pair frequently; he is jokingly referred to as Radio/TheShadow in ''Family Values'' because of this.



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%%* PapaWolf* PapaWolf: He'll plow through armies of men, let himself get shot dozen times and hospitalised, let his reputation get ruined, spend years in prison and risk the wrath of a senator all to make sure Nancy is okay and happy. Then there's what Hartigan did the subhuman garbage who tried to rape Nancy twice, no ExtremeMêleeRevenge is putting it too gently, Hartigan just kept punching the Yellow Barstard's skull until he was just "pounding wet chunks into the floorboards". Hartigan even kills himself to make sure Nancy goes free, a "fair trade" in his own words.
* ScarsAreForever: He has a distinguishing cross-shaped scar on his forehead, the cause of which is undisclosed.

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* EvilPlan: Ava Lord manipulates her ex into killing her husband for money.

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* EvilPlan: In "The Big Fat Kill," Manute seeks to destroy Old Town when the prostitutes there killed one of his organization's {{Dirty Cop}}s.

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* BrokenBird: In ''Nancy's Last Dance'', she's still working at Kadie's, having been in a deep depression since Hartigan's death, obsessed with getting revenge on Senator Roark and is drinking heavily.


* SparedByAdaptation: Downplayed. She survives the assault by the girls of Old Town, only to be shot in an arm and later make an appointment with the Colonel.

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* SparedByAdaptation: Downplayed. She survives the assault by the girls of Old Town, only to be shot in an arm and later make an appointment with the Colonel. [[spoiler:The film ends with her being confronted by The Salesman, apparently meant to end in her murder.]]


* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Are always seen together and have some pretty funny lines.


* SparedByAdaptation: She survives the assault by the girls of Old Town, only to be shot in an arm and later make an appointment with the Colonel.

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* SparedByAdaptation: Downplayed. She survives the assault by the girls of Old Town, only to be shot in an arm and later make an appointment with the Colonel.



%%* SissyVillain: He uses hired goons for protection.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: WordOfGod is Kevin hates Roark Jr. and thinks he's an abomination. He briefly appears in the story and apparently ignores Hartigan as he goes to finish off Roark Jr. Any disgust from Kevin is not really apparent from the panels themselves, however. When a cannibal finds a rapist repulsive, you know something's all kinds of wrong in this series.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: WordOfGod is Kevin hates Roark Jr. and thinks he's an abomination. He briefly appears in the story and apparently ignores Hartigan as he goes to finish off Roark Jr.Jr and doesn't come to rescue him. Any disgust from Kevin is not really apparent from the panels themselves, however. When a cannibal finds a rapist repulsive, you know something's all kinds of wrong in this series.



* LaserGuidedKarma / KarmicDeath: He cuts up and eats prostitutes. He also leaves their heads on display. Marv cuts him up and lets a dog eat him; he finishes him by cutting off his head.

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* LaserGuidedKarma / KarmicDeath: He cuts up and eats prostitutes. He also leaves their heads on display. Marv cuts him up and lets a his dog eat him; he finishes him by cutting off his head.



[[folder:Douglas "Fatman" Klump & Burt "Little Boy" Shlubb]]

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[[folder:Douglas [[folder:Burt "Fatman" Klump Shlubb & Burt Douglas "Little Boy" Shlubb]]Klump]]



->'''Portrayed by''': Rick Gomez & Creator/NickOfferman

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->'''Portrayed by''': Rick Gomez Creator/NickOfferman & Creator/NickOffermanRick Gomez



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%%* BigGuyLittleGuy* BigGuyLittleGuy: Shlubb is the big guy to Klump's little guy.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: She is much more of a CardCarryingVillain in the movie, making none of the BlatantLies she makes in the ending of the comic to weasel her way out and instead entices Dwight to be evil with her.


* YourCheatingHeart: Turns out Jackie has a wife.



* YourCheatingHeart: Ava becomes the object of his obsession, and he begins having an affair with her.

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* AMotherToHerMen: She's the somewhat matriarchal leader of the Girls of Old Town. She even tells Becky to wear a coat so she doesn't catch cold.

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* AMFMCharacterization: He loves CountryMusic. In ''The Big Fat Kill'', he spouts his low opinion of modern country music while driving an injured Dwight to the hospital.

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