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* AmbiguousSituation: He was no doubt [[spoiler:conspiring with Wilford to keep the train's population in check. However, after the rebellion manages to move past where Wilford expected them to be cut down, Gilliam tells Curtis not to listen to whatever Gilliam has to say whenever they meet, to cut his tongue out. Was he saying that to stop Curtis from learning the truth about him, or to make sure he is able to kill Gilliam before [[BreakThemByTalking Gilliam breaks Curtis with the truth]], so that the rebellion can succeed?]] We'll never know, since [[spoiler:Gilliam gets executed halfway through the story.]]

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* AmbiguousSituation: He was no doubt [[spoiler:conspiring with Wilford to keep the train's population in check. However, after the rebellion manages to move past where Wilford expected them to be cut down, Gilliam tells Curtis not to listen to whatever Gilliam Wilford has to say whenever they meet, to cut his tongue out. Was he saying that to stop Curtis from learning the truth about him, or to make sure he is able to kill Gilliam Wilford before [[BreakThemByTalking Gilliam he breaks Curtis with the truth]], so that the rebellion can succeed?]] We'll never know, since [[spoiler:Gilliam gets executed halfway through the story.]]


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* AmbiguousSituation: He was no doubt [[spoiler:conspiring with Wilford to keep the train's population in check. However, after the rebellion manages to move past where Wilford expected them to be cut down, Gilliam tells Curtis not to listen to whatever Gilliam has to say whenever they meet, to cut his tongue out. Was he saying that to stop Curtis from learning the truth about him, or to make sure he is able to kill Gilliam before [[BreakThemByTalking Gilliam breaks Curtis with the truth]], so that the rebellion can succeed?]] We'll never know, since [[spoiler:Gilliam gets executed halfway through the story.]]


* TheSociopath: Oh, yeah. He's more than willing to have people killed, being [[BadBoss their men]] or innocent bystanders, or [[spoiler: using childrens as part of his locomotive's engine]] in order to carry on his train's opertions.

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* TheSociopath: Oh, yeah. He's more than willing to have people killed, being [[BadBoss their his men]] or innocent bystanders, or [[spoiler: using childrens as part of his locomotive's engine]] in order to carry on his train's opertions.operations.


* TotalitarianUtilitarian: Is perfectly happy with killing hundreds of people if it means stability for the rest of the train.
* WeCanRuleTogether/PassingTheTorch: Tries to do this with Curtis.

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* TotalitarianUtilitarian: Is He's perfectly happy with killing hundreds of people if it means stability for the rest of the train.
train. He sees people only in how valuable they can be, even to the point where he'll [[spoiler:enslave children to use as substitute engine parts.]]
* WeCanRuleTogether/PassingTheTorch: VillainousFriendship: [[spoiler:He claims to have viewed Gilliam as a friend and says he'll miss their long talks at night. Not that this stopped Wilford from ordering Gilliam's death once Curtis's rebellion is more successful than intended.]]
* WeCanRuleTogether[=/=]PassingTheTorch:
Tries to do this with Curtis.



* NumberTwo: She's Wilford's right-hand woman.



One of Mason's henchmen who works with his younger brother.
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One of Mason's henchmen who works with his older brother.
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* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler: Is killed when the bomb goes off and destroys the train.]]

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* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler: Is She's killed when the a bomb goes off and destroys right next to her on the train.]]]]
* ColorCharacter: Her name is Claude but she's also known as the Woman in Yellow.
* DarkMistress: Claude is implied to be Wilford's lover, which is confirmed by WordOfGod.
* DissonantSerenity: Her expression doesn't change when she takes Timmy and Andy away [[spoiler:to serve as living engine parts]], even taking it in stride when their parents' threaten her and Andrew throws a shoe at her head hard enough to draw blood.
* FatBitch: Downplayed. She's only a little overweight but is definitely a bitch.


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An unusual employee of Wilford who hands out eggs for the New Year celebration.
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The creator of the Snowpiercer and the caretaker of the engine. He's worshipped as the savior of humanity by the front passengers but the tail enders view him as a tyrant that needs to be overthrown.
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Wilford's right hand, the second in command on the train and the official spokesperson for Wilford to the tail end.
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* AssholeVictim: By far the most satisfying death, especially considering how many times he refused to bite it.

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: By far the most satisfying death, especially considering how many times he refused to bite it.]]



* BigBrotherInstinct: He's the elder Franco and loves his little brother. [[spoiler:His brother's death sends him on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.]]



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Genuinely cares for his younger brother and is devastated when he dies.

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Genuinely cares for his younger brother and is devastated when he dies. Presumably this motivates his RoaringRampageOfRevenge.



* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: Kills Gilliam, Grey, and Tanya, and comes close to killing several other major characters]].

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* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: Kills Gilliam, Grey, Franco the Elder is the deadliest opponent that Curtis's group faces. He defeats Curtis and Tanya, and Minsoo in straight-up fights, comes close to killing several other major characters]].characters, and successfully kills Gilliam, Grey and Tanya]].



* MookLieutenant: He has less authority than Mason, but has authority over common soldiers. Surprisingly, he manages to be the biggest HeroKiller in the movie.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After his younger brother is killed.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After his younger brother is killed.killed he acts as the deadliest and most persistent antagonist Curtis's group faces, all in an attempt to kill Yona in revenge. He even guns down front end passengers and his own men if they get in the way, [[spoiler: and successfully kills Gilliam, Grey and Tanya]].
* SiblingsInCrime: He works with his younger brother to serve as Wilford's enforcers.



* BeardOfEvil: Sports a beard and is evil.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: His bond with his older brother is genuine.
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: Murders Edgar.]]

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* BeardOfEvil: Sports a goatee, the traditional beard and is of evil.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: His bond with his older brother is genuine.
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: Murders Edgar.
genuine. [[spoiler:After he dies, his brother goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.]]


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* SiblingsInCrime: He works with his older brother to serve as Wilford's enforcers.


* WeCanRuleTogether/PassingTheTorch: [[spoiler:Wilford offers him to take his place at the end of the film. But it could be just Wilford's way to manipulate him. Curtis, broken by his experiences and the revelations about Gilliam, almost accepts the offer. It takes Yona revealing that Wilford uses child slaves as substitute engine parts to snap Curtis out of it.]]

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* WeCanRuleTogether/PassingTheTorch: WeCanRuleTogether[=/=]PassingTheTorch: [[spoiler:Wilford offers him to take his place at the end of the film. But it could be just Wilford's way to manipulate him. Curtis, broken by his experiences and the revelations about Gilliam, almost accepts the offer. It takes Yona revealing that Wilford uses child slaves as substitute engine parts to snap Curtis out of it.]]



%%* BigBad: He's the main antagonist.

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%%* * BigBad: He's He created the main antagonist.Snowpiercer train and is responsible for the caste system that keeps the tail enders in such nightmarish conditions. [[spoiler:He also uses Gilliam to causes rebellions that are intended to fail as a means of population control, with Curtis's being only the most recent.]]



* TheChessmaster: Manipulates almost everyone around him.
* TheCorrupter: He even managed to [[spoiler: corrupt Curtis, and would have succeeded in turning him over to his side if Curtis hadn't accidentally stumbled on one of his child slaves]].

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* TheChessmaster: Manipulates almost everyone around him.
him, [[spoiler:even arranging Curtis's rebellion through Gilliam.]]
* TheCorrupter: He even managed to [[spoiler: corrupt Curtis, and would have succeeded in turning him over to his side if Curtis Yona hadn't accidentally stumbled on one of his revealed Timmy being used as a child slaves]]. slave.]]
* CultOfPersonality: For saving at least some of humanity from extinction, Wilford is worshipped as a god by people at the front end of the train with their children indoctrinated in this belief in school.



* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: When the bomb is about to explode, Wilford sits drinking his wine, sees Minsoo and Curtis's prepared sacrifice, and simply says "Nice."]]

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: When the bomb is about to explode, Wilford sits drinking his wine, sees Minsoo and Curtis's prepared sacrifice, and simply says says, "Nice."]]



* IcyBlueEyes: A specialty of Creator/EdHarris. His eyes fit his personality as an ultimately evil, cold-hearted man.

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* IcyBlueEyes: A specialty of Creator/EdHarris. His eyes fit his personality as an ultimately evil, cold-hearted man. [[spoiler:Curtis's eyes are similar, which is highlighted when Wilford tries to tempt him [[WeCanRuleTogether into becoming his successor.]]]]
* LackOfEmpathy: Wilford just flat-out doesn't care about the suffering he causes. He views everyone in terms of whether they can contribute to the Snowpiercer's ecosystem or if they're a burden, [[spoiler: regularly orchestrating "cullings" of people in the tail and front end both as a means of population control.]]



* AintTooProudToBeg: Fits into her being a DirtyCoward.


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* VillainsWantMercy: Fits into this with her being a DirtyCoward. Her begging manages to save her life by working out a deal with Curtis's group after they capture her, [[spoiler:the first time at least, the second time Curtis just shoots her in the head.]]


* AnArmAndALeg: A key theme to his character development: he still has both his arms, but feels guilty for this because [[spoiler:it means he wasn't strong enough to cut it off himself and give it to the other starving tail section passengers. He eventually loses his left arm at the end of the film to stop the machine and allow Timmy to escape]].

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* AnArmAndALeg: A key theme to his character development: he still has both his arms, but feels guilty for this because [[spoiler:it means he wasn't strong enough to cut it off himself and give it to the other starving tail section passengers. He eventually loses sacrifices his left arm at the end of the film to stop the machine engine and allow Timmy to escape]].escape through the machinery]].



* ThePromise: He promises Tanya that he'll get her son back [[spoiler:after she's been mortally wounded. Later, seeing Tanya's son being used as slave labor in Wilford's engine is what snaps him out of his HeroicBSOD. He and Namgoong end up sacrificing their lives to shield Timmy and Yona from an explosion.]]



* WeCanRuleTogether/PassingTheTorch: [[spoiler:Wilford offers him to take his place at the end of the film. But it could be just Wilford's way to manipulate him.]]

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* TeensAreMonsters: [[spoiler: As a teenager, in the early days of the train, he cannibalized people, murdered Edgar's mother, and nearly ate Edgar as an infant. Though his actions were driven by desperation, as everyone in the tail end was starving, rather than sadism.]]
* WeCanRuleTogether/PassingTheTorch: [[spoiler:Wilford offers him to take his place at the end of the film. But it could be just Wilford's way to manipulate him. Curtis, broken by his experiences and the revelations about Gilliam, almost accepts the offer. It takes Yona revealing that Wilford uses child slaves as substitute engine parts to snap Curtis out of it.]]



* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: Once he realizes that Curtis can't save him, he calmly accepts his fate and attacks his killer out of spite before being killed.]]

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: DefiantToTheEnd: [[spoiler: Once he realizes that Curtis can't save him, he calmly accepts his fate and attacks his killer out of spite before being killed.]]



* TheLancer: To Curtis.

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* TheLancer: To Curtis.Edgar is Curtis's best friend and most loyal supporter.



* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:She calmly accepts her death after being mortally wounded, believing that Curtis will uphold his promise to save her son.]]



* AfroAssKicker: He has thick curly hair and he still kicks ass even after losing an arm.



* ButtMonkey: Things rarely go right for Andrew.
* DisproportionateRetribution: See AnArmAndALeg above.

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* ButtMonkey: TheChewToy: Things rarely go right for Andrew.
Andrew. His son is abducted by Wilford's men, his arm is frozen solid than shattered as punishment for throwing a shoe at a front end passenger, [[spoiler: then he ends up shot in the head by the teacher. His son, Andy, also ends up so broken by Wilford that Curtis can't save him like he can Timmy.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: See AnArmAndALeg above.His arm is frozen and shattered by Wilford's men in retribution for Andrew throwing a shoe at the woman in yellow. Also, the only reason why he threw the shoe in the first place was because she was ''kidnapping his son''.
* HandicappedBadass: Even losing an arm isn't enough to stop him from fighting in Curtis's rebellion in the hopes of getting his son back.



* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: [[spoiler: Is shot in the head out of nowhere by the Teacher]].

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* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: [[spoiler: Is He's shot in the head out of nowhere by the Teacher]].Teacher]].
* TragicKeepsake: The Painter gives him a picture of Andrew.


* BigGood: He's the leader of the tail end section with Curtis being his NumberTwo. [[spoiler:Then Wilford reveals he was never "good" at all.]]



* BrokenPedestal: Curtis practically worships him after [[spoiler:Gilliam cut off his own arm to feed to the starving tail enders rather than let the teenage-Curtis eat the infant-Edgar. This only makes it more devastating for Curtis when he finds out that Gilliam was in league with Wilford the entire time, and stirred up rebellions with the intention of them failing as a form of population control.]]



* TheMentor: For Curtis.

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* TheMentor: For Curtis.He mentors Curtis to groom him for leadership when he's no longer around. [[spoiler:Then it turns out Gilliam and Wilford really conspired to turn Curtis into a successor for Wilford.]]



* ParentalSubstitute: For Edgar.

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* MoleInCharge: [[spoiler:The leader of the tail section and the brains behind a few failed rebellions turns out to be an ally of Wilford who intended all his past rebellions to fail as a form of population control.]]
* ParentalSubstitute: For He serves as a father figure to Edgar.


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* SupportingLeader: He's the actual leader of the tail enders and their rebellion, though he stays behind to let Curtis and his group assassinate Wilford.
* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: [[spoiler:Wilford's forces manage to regain control of the tail end, and Gilliam is executed by Franco the Elder without much fanfare.]]


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* VillainousFriendship: [[spoiler:Wilford describes him as a friend, and mentions that he'll miss his long talks with Gilliam at night. Not that this stopped Wilford from executing Gilliam for failing him.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Knowing too much about him not only spoils his death, but it ruins the last act twist that Gilliam had been working for Wilford and the rebellions he inspired were always designed to fail.]]


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* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: His exact motives for what he did are unclear since he's dead by the time they come to light, but Wilford seems to think Gilliam agreed with his ideology that sacrificing tail enders was necessary to ensure humanity's ultimate survival via population control.]]


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* BigBrotherWorship: Though not related by blood, Edgar is nearly two decades Curtis's junior and looks up to him, acting as his most loyal ally and supporter. [[spoiler: This becomes much more disturbing in light of Curtis admitting that, as a teenager, he murdered Edgar's mother and was going to cannibalize Edgar as an infant, until Gilliam stopped him by cutting off his own arm to feed him that instead.]]

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* AssholeVictim: By far the most satisfying death, especially considering how many times he refused to bite it.


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* AssholeVictim: Just like his brother.


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* TheSociopath: Oh, yeah. He's more than willing to have people killed, being [[BadBoss their men]] or innocent bystanders, or [[spoiler: using childrens as part of his locomotive's engine]] in order to carry on his train's work.

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* TheSociopath: Oh, yeah. He's more than willing to have people killed, being [[BadBoss their men]] or innocent bystanders, or [[spoiler: using childrens as part of his locomotive's engine]] in order to carry on his train's work.opertions.

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* TheSociopath: Oh, yeah. He's more than willing to have people killed, being [[BadBoss their men]] or innocent bystanders, or [[spoiler: using childrens as part of his locomotive's engine]] in order to carry on his train's work.

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