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!The Sandins

[[folder:James]]
!!James Sandin
->'''Played By:''' Creator/EthanHawke

* AnAxeToGrind: At one point he uses an axe.
* CombatPragmatist: He doesn't have any combat training and the Purgers aren't going to play fair, so he pretty much fights off his enemies with whatever is to hand.
%%* DecoyProtagonist
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:He's stabbed to death by the Polite Leader.]]
* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: He has long been getting away with selling faulty security systems before the start of the first film. [[spoiler: It's only after he steps up and tries to defend his family that the Polite Leader runs him through with his machete.]]
* PapaWolf: He's fiercely protective of his family and doesn't hesitate to kill to keep them safe.
* ProperlyParanoid: He doesn't want to let Dwayne in the house out of the fear that people are after him. He turns out to be exactly right.
* RichBitch: A male version. Not to the extent of Mary, but he's very pleased with himself for getting rich off selling security systems that don't hold up to strong attacks.
* TookALevelInBadass: James was a fairly average, well-to-do guy but over the course of the home invasion he's forced to take numerous levels in badass to protect his family.
%%* WhatYouAreInTheDark
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mary]]
!!Mary Sandin
->'''Played By:''' Creator/LenaHeadey

* BreakTheHaughty: The events of the home invasion certainly bring her down a peg or two.
* CruelMercy: [[spoiler:Allowing her neighbors to live after they tried to kill her family, fully knowing that they want her family dead just because it flaunts its riches a bit more blatantly than them, that they may try this again come next Purge night if she stays, and letting them assume that she will be prepared for them.]]
%%* MamaBear
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler:She unleashes one on her neighbour Grace.]]
* RichBitch: Pre-CharacterDevelopment, Mary is a passive-aggressive snob who gossips with neighbors while making subtle boasts about how well-off her family is.
%%* WhatYouAreInTheDark
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Zoey]]
!!Zoey Sandin
->'''Played By:''' Adelaide Kane

%%* BigDamnHeroes
* MsFanservice: Rocks [[CatholicSchoolgirlsRule a school uniform with a pretty short skirt]] through the entire film.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Charlie]]
!!Charlie Sandin
->'''Played By:''' Max Burkholder

* CreepyChild: A lot of his actions (keeping track of his heart rate, the bolt-hole on his room being [[RoomFullOfCrazy full of gory, Purge-related drawings]] and him constantly using his camera drone (which is already creepy as it is) to constantly peek around the house) scream this.
* TheHeart: Was the one who opened the house to save a stranger from being lynched.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: All of the horrors that the Sandins go through the night are brought upon because he decided to open the house and allow a hobo to run inside to try to prevent him being killed by Purgers.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Absolutely no one would have known or even faulted him for letting the homeless man die, but he lets him in anyway. This turns out to [[spoiler:save them in the end, when their neighbors invade the house to kill them.]]
[[/folder]]

!Sanchez Family

[[folder:Eva]]
!!Eva Sanchez
->'''Played By:''' Carmen Ejogo

* MamaBear: Tries to protect her daughter at all costs.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cali]]
!!Cali Sanchez
->'''Played By:''' Zoë Soul

%%* ActionSurvivor
* BrutalHonesty: Definitely when talking to Leo. Has no problem flat-out telling him when he's being a jerk. Regardless of him being the only hope they have
* MoralityPet: She repeatedly tells Leo that purging is wrong.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Papa Rico]]
!!Papa Rico
->'''Played By:''' John Beasley

%%* GrumpyOldMan
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He sells himself to be killed by a wealthy family so his daughter and grandchild can live better lives.]]
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
[[/folder]]

!The Neighbors

[[folder:The Ferrins]]
!!Grace & Mr. Ferrin
->'''Played By:''' Arija Bareikis & Dana Bunch

* BigDamnVillains: [[spoiler:They kill the preppy Purgers before they can take out the Sandins; as it turns out, it's a case of TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Grace in particular acts friendly toward the Sandins; there's some passive-aggressive oneupmanship between the two, but nothing beyond StepfordSmiler. Then on the night of the Purge, Grace and her husband join up with the other neighbors to apply the TallPoppySyndrome on the Sandins with extreme prejudice (even going TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou on the younger Purgers).
* EvilIsPetty: [[spoiler:Their reasons for wanting to kill the Sandins are incredibly petty; they were sick of the Sandins 'flaunting' their superior wealth, and the modifications the Sandins made to their house clashed with the neighborhood's style.]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: Their whole motivation for killing the Sandins was that they were arrogant elitists who acted like they were better than everyone else in the neighbourhood. As stated above, that is not only a [[DisproportionateRetribution pathetic excuse]] for their actions, but when the situation is reversed and the Ferrins find themselves at the Sandin's mercy, Mary lets them live, proving that they her family is better.
** As a bonus, when Grace makes a last ditch attempt to kill Mary, she simply breaks her nose and shames her with her cowardice.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Halversons]]
!!Mr. & Mrs. Halverson
->'''Played By:''' Chris Mulkey & Tisha French

* BitchInSheepsClothing: Were going to apply the TallPoppySyndrome on the Sandins with extreme prejudice (even going TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou on the younger Purgers).
* EvilIsPetty: Among other reasons why they were going to kill the Sandins ([[TallPoppySyndrome in general because they had more money and were "flaunting" it]]), was because the Sandins did modifications to their house that clashed with the neighborhood's style.
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!Joe's Deli

[[folder:Joe Dixon]]
!!Joe Dixon
->'''Played By:''' Creator/MykeltiWilliamson

* BenevolentBoss: [[spoiler: To Marcos, certainly]].
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler: Used to be a member of the Crips gang]].
* DeadpanSnarker
* GoodIsNotSoft
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Is fatally shot protecting Senator Roan]].
* MutualKill: [[spoiler: Is fatally shot by Harmon James, but manages to still [[BoomHeadshot blow the bastard's brains out]].]]
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With Leo, initially. By the end of Purge Night, however, they've become FireForgedFriends.
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[[folder:Laney Rucker]]
!!Laney Rucker
->'''Played By:''' Betty Gabriel

* ActionGirl
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Arrives in the nick of time before Kimmy and her fellow Purgers bust into Joe's deli, [[CarFu mowing down two with the ambulance]], [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter takes out the remainder]] and then [[BoomHeadshot blows Kimmy's brains across the road]].]]
-->'''Laney''': [[BadassBoast Pequeña Muerte is back]], [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitches]]!
* CombatMedic: She and her partner Dawn drive around Washington in a fortified ambulance on Purge Night, treating those who've been injured.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Joe

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Marcos]]
!!Marcos
->'''Played By:''' Joseph Julian Soria
* DarkAndTroubledPast: He lived in Mexico before emigrating to the USA seven years before the events of the film and indicates he had to do a lot of shady things to survive.
-->'''Marcos''': Every day in Juárez was like the Purge.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Saves Charlie Roan from having [[SlashedThroat her throat slit]] by Caleb Warrens by [[BoomHeadshot blowing Caleb's brains out]].]]
* UndyingLoyalty: To Joe, who gave him a job and a chance at a new life when he moved to the States, to the point Marcos is willing to stay and help him protect the store from looting Purgers.
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler: Gives Kimmy a flesh wound with a sniper rifle and implies he's more than prepared to put the next bullet between her eyes]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dawn]]
!!Dawn
->'''Played By:''' Liza Colón-Zayas
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ike Jenkins]]
!!Ike Jenkins
->'''Played By:''' George Lee Miles
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!Purgers

[[folder:Henry]]
!!Henry
->'''Played By:''' Tony Oller

* LoveMakesYouCrazy: [[spoiler:Henry was pretty willing and able (and tried, and failed miserably) to kill James Sandin because James disapproved of his relationship with Zoey. He doesn't seem to consider that Zoey might not want to be in a relationship with the man who murdered her father.]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:He was going to kill Mr. Sandin because he was going to apply the ParentalMarriageVeto on his relationship with his daughter.]]
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[[folder:Polite Leader]]
!!Polite Leader
->'''Played By:''' Rhys Wakefield

* BadBoss: He kills one of his henchmen for being rude.
* BigBad: While Henry and [[spoiler:Grace]] constitute separate threats, the Polite Leader is the main villain of ''The Purge'' since he gets the most screen time and his desire to kill the sheltered homeless man drives the bulk of the plot.
* BloodKnight: He enjoys a good fight even though he likes murder more. When he kills James, he thanks him.
* CradlingYourKill: [[spoiler:After stabbing James, he tenderly holds him and kisses his forehead while thanking him for being apart of his purge.]]
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Even after he's [[spoiler:killed by Zoey]], there's still the matter of having to face [[spoiler:Grace]] before the Sandins can make it through the purge.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He isn't credited as "Polite Leader" for nothing. He smiles when he talks and never curses but rants about his need to purge and enjoys causing pain and death.
* GigglingVillain: He can't go five minutes without giggling.
* NoNameGiven: Only referred to as the "Polite Leader".
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: He prefers to target non-rich people since he considers them to be worthless.
* SlasherSmile: His default expression.
* TheSociopath: He wants to kill an innocent man for fun.
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[[folder:Leo]]
!!Sergeant Leo Barnes
->'''Played By:''' Creator/FrankGrillo

* AntiHero: While he repeatedly demonstrates that he's a good man, he's still a willing participant in the Purge.
* TheAtoner: In ''Election Year'', he is deeply ashamed of attempting to participate in the Purge in the previous movie, and now works for the political candidate attempting to end it.
-->'''Leo''': I nearly did something that would have destroyed a lot of lives...this night has to end.
* BadassInANiceSuit: In Election Year, he wears a nice suite and tie. Justified because he's now a bodyguard for a candidate in the presidential election.
* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: To the Sandins. They're a rich couple with little combat experience who are trying to stay out of the purge. He's a gun toting, CrazyPrepared, badass reluctant Purger.
* {{Expy}}: Somewhat of Max Rockatansky, the protagonist of the ''Film/MadMax'' films. Like Max, Leo is a police officer, is a highly-skilled combatant, drives a car he customized himself, reluctantly partners with people he comes to care for, and seeks revenge on those that killed his family (or in Leo's case, just his son). [[spoiler:The key difference between the two is that Max actually kills the men who murdered his family while Leo is able to forgive the man who killed his son.]]
** Arguably, he's also one to [[ComicBook/ThePunisher Frank Castle]].
* OneManArmy: Between ''Anarchy'' and ''Election Year'' he racks up a substantial body count. He's easily the best fighter in the second film, and maybe the entire franchise.
* PetTheDog: Aside from saving Eva and Cali, and letting Shane and Liz stay in his car, he also gives Cali his Kevlar vest.
* RedemptionEarnsLife: [[spoiler:The man he decides to spare for recklessly killing his son ends up saving his life when Big Daddy has him at gunpoint.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:He's using the purge to hunt for his son's killer.]]
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[[folder:Kimmy]]
!!Kimmy
->'''Played By:''' Brittany Mirabile

* AxCrazy: Let's see. Killed her own parents for no real reason, cruised around with her friends killing people on Purge Night, and threatened to kill everyone inside a store and burn the whole place to the ground because the owner stopped her from shoplifting. Yeah, she qualifies.
* BlingBlingBang: She and her gang all sport Golden AK-47s with rhinestone studded stocks.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Antagonizes the store Joe works at and plans to kill him and everyone inside all because he and Laney stopped her and her friend from shoplifting a candy bar.
* FalseRapeAccusation: Threatens this when Joe catches her trying to shoplift from his store. This is our first hint that she's ''not'' a good person.
* HeroWorship: Despite being an abhorrent person, she idolizes Laney.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler: She's on the receiving end of this: Laney [[CarFu mows her down with an ambulance at high speed]] and then [[BoomHeadshot gets out and blows Kimmy's brains across the tarmac]].]]
* PetTheDog: Her only redeeming quality is that she is genuine friends with the girls she's purging with.
* SassyBlackWoman: She is a street talking teenage delinquent.
* ScaryBlackWoman: When she revealed herself to be a Purger wanting to kill anyone who stands in her way.
* SelfMadeOrphan: Murdered her own mother and father for no real reason, very likely to avert being told what to do by them given she represents TeensAreMonsters and opposing her rule-inflicting parents is one aspect of this archetype.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Averted. Her whole group is an AmazonBrigade.
* TheSociopath: She murdered her parents ForTheEvulz, ''boasts'' about it and tries to kill everyone inside a candy store for the [[SarcasmMode abhorrent crime]] [[DisproportionateRetribution of not allowing her to nick a candy bar.]]
* TeensAreMonsters: A walking example of how horrible teens can be when they're are no rules.
[[/folder]]

!Anti-Purge Resistance

[[folder:Carmelo]]
!!Carmelo Johns
->'''Played By:''' Michael K. Williams

* BigGood: The leader of the Anti-Purge movement.
%%* GoodScarsEvilScars
%%* LaResistance
* LargeHam: He gets pretty hammy with speeches.
* RebelLeader: He's the leader of the anti-Purge movement. He doesn't just talk the talk, he picks up a gun and walks the walk
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dwayne]]
!!Dante Bishop (Dwayne A.K.A. The Stranger)
->'''Played By:''' Edwin Hodge

* BigGood: Takes over from Carmelo as the leader of the Anti-Purge movement.
* ButtMonkey: There's never a moment when Dwayne isn't in ''some'' kind of danger; throughout the first film, he gets horribly injured on a frequent basis while being the target of a group of psychotic preppy Purgers.
* TookALevelInBadass: Goes from being a scared victim of the Purge in the original film into an Anti-Purge resistance member in the sequels.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Liz]]
!!Liz
->'''Played By:''' Creator/KieleSanchez
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* HystericalWoman: She often slips into this whenever Shane gets hurt
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:Shane's death prompts her to join LaResistance in pursuit of vengeance.]]
* WidowWoman: [[spoiler:After Shane's death.]]
[[/folder]]

!The New Founding Fathers (N.F.F.A.) & Allies

[[folder:In General]]
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nffa.png]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Blessed be our New Founding Fathers for letting us Purge and cleanse our souls. Blessed be America, a nation reborn.]]
!!The New Founding Fathers
->'''Played By:''' Creator/RaymondJBarry, Kyle Secor, David Aaron Baker, Dale Dye, Michael Steven Swanson, Gary Roscoe, Christopher James Baker

* AxCrazy: All of them except Roseland and Danzinger are psychotic snobs with an overwhelming desire to kill poor people out of nothing but irrational hatred and sadism, and even the more straight-faced of the band, like Big Daddy, are disturbingly cavalier when it comes to ripping apart any civilians they catch in their crosshairs.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Their methods, like sending out death squads to kill for them, their authoritarian [[BigBrotherIsWatching methods]] and their habit of orchestrating purges to act as pogroms against poor people definitely makes one think that they’re a bunch of violent fascists at heart.
* BigBrotherIsWatchingYou: Hinted throughout the first movie that they operate on this.
* CorruptPolitician: Dear God, yes, although it seems most citizens are blind to this.
* EvilOldFolks: All of them seem to be at least fifty (aside from James); Roan seems to be the youngest visible member of the Senate.
* GreaterScopeVillain: They're the entire reason these events are happening and why there are people going out on crime sprees. With each film, it becomes clearer that they have a more selfish, ruthlessly pragmatic motive. It's also revealed they send out Death Squads to round up the numbers.
* KarmaHoudini: {{Invoked}} by themselves. When setting up the rules of the Purge, they explicitly stated that they are exempt from being attacked by purgers so as to ensure [[HoistByHisOwnPetard they don't wind up undoing themselves]].
* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: [[spoiler:A foolish mistake they make in the final film - revoking that part of the law to assassinate Roan - ends up causing the warranty to run out.]]
* KillThePoor: The true motive of the Purge was to essentially [[MeaningfulName purge]] the poor people for fun while keeping the rich in power.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Played straight in the first two films, but averted in the third, [[spoiler:where Caleb decides to execute Roan personally. ''Not'' the wisest choice, as he forgets that the rules protecting him have been revoked.]]
* PresidentEvil: Elections are still held in the United States, so they qualify; whether their elections were rigged or not isn't known.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: They set up ThePurge to massacre poor people both ForTheEvulz and in a severely warped display of elitism. Their death squads are also explicitly shown to primarily target minority communities.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Played straight in the first movie, but in the second and third it seems their approval ratings are starting to wane, seeing as a member of LaResistance has gotten as far as Presidential candidate.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Caleb Warrens]]
!!Caleb Warrens
->'''Played By:''' Creator/RaymondJBarry

* AssholeVictim: He's a racist, sexist elitist. His eventual death is well deserved.
* BigBad: Of the third film, as the leader of the New Founding Fathers.
* BigBadEnsemble: With Minister Edwidge Owens.
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: Dies to one of these courtesy of Marcos and a sniper rifle]].
* EvilIsPetty: The fact that he creates ThePurge with the goal to KillThePoor for no reason other than to indulge his twisted sense of entertainment as well as to express his mindless hatred for them shows just how egregiously spiteful the man is at heart.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: After watching one of Roan's anti-Purge speeches on television, he turns it off, stares silently at his colleagues for a few seconds, [[SuddenlyShouting then goes]] on a [[SirSwearsALot profanity-filled]], [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain racist]], [[StrawMisogynist misogynistic]] tirade about how "there isn't enough to go around" and that poor people should be gotten rid of for the "crime" of simply not being rich. With less than a minute of screen-time, Warrens shows himself to be an elitist asshole [[spoiler:whose KarmicDeath can't come fast enough.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: He's responsible for the series' events, and the leader of the NFFA.
* TheSociopath: He has absolutely no empathy for his victims, is extraordinarily manipulative and is sadistic and vicious to the point of being outright AxCrazy, as his attempt at killing Roan with a gleeful SlasherSmile shows disturbingly well.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Thomas Roseland]]
!!Tommy Roseland
->'''Played By:''' David Aaron Baker

* BlatantLies: Claims [[spoiler: the NFFA's amendment scrapping protection for politicians is in reponse to the public's view the Purge only targets the poor, when in truth, it's a cover to allow the NFFA to discreetly assassinate Senator Charlie Roan rather than risk her ousting them from power]].
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: Dies to one of these courtesy of Marcos, while trying to finish off a helpless Charlie]].
* MouthOfSauron: Serves as the NFFA's Press Secretary.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Minister Edwidge Owens]]
!!Minister Edwidge Owens
->'''Played By:''' Kyle Secor

* AffablyEvil: Owens is a homicidal maniac, but is a genuine believer in the Purge as he sees it as a chance to commit holy sacrifice. In addition, he is charismatic and charming during his television appearances and when he presides over his congregation.
* AxCrazy: Owens is ''batshit insane''. He starts literally frothing at the mouth and speaking in tongues in a religious/psychotic fervor. He is dedicated to the Purge as a means of purification, slaughtering multitudes of victims in his church during a 'Purge Mass' every Purge. When everything is going to hell, Owens is noticeably praying and babbling psychotically while bullets fly around him.
* BigBadEnsemble: With the NFFA.
* CruelMercy: [[spoiler:He's spared from being assassinated so Roan can beat him in the election fair and square.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Say one thing for Minister Owens, he isn't a hypocrite. Unlike the more opportunistic and self-serving New Founding Fathers, Owens is a fervent believer in the Purge who doesn't shrink away when the shoe is on the other foot.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:He is very willing to be killed so Bishop can participate in the Purge.]]
* GroinAttack: [[spoiler: Since they can't kill him, Leo settles for giving him one of these after seeing the captives for Owens's Purge Mass]].
* LargeHam: He's smart enough to stay fairly restrained in his television appearances, but he devours the scenery when presiding over his congregation.
* SinisterMinister: He presides over midnight mass on Purge night, during which he encourages his congregation to purge.
* StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred: [[spoiler:When Bishop has him at his mercy, Owens encourages him emphatically to purge. He seems downright gleeful at the prospect of being killed on Purge night. It makes sense, considering he believes that being killed during the Purge is tantamount to a holy sacrifice.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Harmon James]]
!!Harmon James
->'''Played By:''' Christopher James Baker

* BadassLongRobe: Escapes a slew of gunfire unharmed, & guns down two people, all while wearing a decorative baptismal robe.
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: Joe blows his brains out]].
* DissonantSerenity: Completely calm, stoic, and seemingly void of emotion, ''until'' he commits the first Purging of the Mass.
* GigglingVillain: The laugh that he emits when he Purges.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Big Daddy]]
!!Big Daddy
->'''Played By:''' Creator/JackConley

* {{BFG}}: He uses a mini-gun to mow innocent people and Purgers alike.
* BigBad: Of ''The Purge: Anarchy''. He leads a NFFA-commissioned death squad.
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:He's shot through the head by Warren Grass.]]
* CoolShades: Even though it's night for most of the movie.
* FauxAffablyEvil: [[spoiler:He's perfectly polite to Leo as he prepares to kill him.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Earl Danzinger]]
!!Earl Danzinger
->'''Played By:''' Terry Serpico

* AffablyEvil: Earl is a Neo-Nazi [[spoiler: ([[SubvertedTrope or not)]]]] and ruthless murderer, but he's also genuinely AFatherToHisMen and it's even hinted that he's not really a fan of the Purge.
* TheBrute: He operates as muscle for the NFFA.
* TheDragon: Leads a team of mercenaries to assassinate/capture Senator Roan for the NFFA.
* ObviouslyEvil: Danzinger is covered in white supremacist tattoos and is generally rather intimidating by appearance alone.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: He's an open Neo-Nazi, [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope though he could be not]] and only wore Nazi symbols to mess with his targets]].
* PunchClockVillain: He is simply just doing his job. After delivering the Senator to the NFFA, he and his men just sit back to ride out the Purge rather than go look for any victims.
* RedemptionRejection: Given he is just a PunchClockVillain JustFollowingOrders and not a fan of the Purge, he would have just stand down and leave LaResistance and Senator Roan alone [[spoiler:after Caleb's and most the NFFA higher-ups' deaths, but still choose to fight Leo to the death near the end out of unnecessary UndyingLoyalty despite the deaths of his superiors]].
[[/folder]]

!Other Characters

[[folder:Charlie]]
!!Senator Charlene "Charlie" Roan
->'''Played By:''' Creator/ElizabethMitchell

* ActionPolitician: In the third film she's a Senator running for President, something the villains are trying to prevent.
* BadassBoast: To Owens. "I am gonna beat the shit out of you on Election Day."
* BigGood: Charlie is a legitimate public face of the anti-Purge movement.
* ForcedToWatch: The Purgers who killed her family forced her to watch as they did so.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She's blonde and is a strong force for moral good.
%%* LivingMacGuffin
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Bears basic simularities to UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton, including her gender and popularity in the race, but her focus on wealth disparity and the way the Purge affects the economically weak and her status as a senator makes her more closely resemble Bernie Sanders. (Possibly making her a CompositeCharacter of both.)
* SaveThisPersonSaveTheWorld: She intends to do away with the Purge once she's in office, and that's why the NFFA want her dead.
* SoleSurvivor: Of her family, who were all killed during a Purge night.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shane]]
!!Shane
->'''Played By:''' Zach Gilford

* BrutalHonesty: Specifically in regards to Leo and regarding his trustworthiness. Pointing out how he's not only purging tonight but he's armed to the teeth.
* GoodIsNotDumb: While the females in the group acquiescently follow Leo for safety, Shane remains hesitant and somewhat fearful of Leo. Despite being thankful for Leo saving their lives, he never forgets to mention Leo is a willing and dangerous Purger.
* NiceGuy: Easily the nicest and most polite of the second film's main characters.
* YouShallNotPass: Pulls one when it's apparent that the group may all die.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tanya]]
!!Tanya
->'''Played By:''' Justina Machado

%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* TheMistress: [[spoiler:For her sister's husband.]]
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:She's been having an affair with her sister's husband, and she isn't being subtle about it either.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Warren]]
!!Warren Grass
->'''Played By:''' Brandon Keener

* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:He kills Big Daddy, saving Leo's life at the last minute.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:After Leo forgives and spares him, he rescues Leo from certain death.]]
* MexicanStandoff: [[spoiler:He briefly ends up in one with two government goons during the finale.]]
* OffOnATechnicality: [[spoiler:How he escaped punishment for running over Leo's child, although the specifics aren't known.]]
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Characters sheet for ''Film/ThePurge'', ''Film/ThePurgeAnarchy'', and ''Film/ThePurgeElectionYear''.
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!The Sandins

[[folder:James]]
!!James Sandin
->'''Played By:''' Creator/EthanHawke

[[index]]
* AnAxeToGrind: At one point he uses an axe.
[[Characters/ThePurgeFilms Film Characters]]
* CombatPragmatist: He doesn't have any combat training and the Purgers aren't going to play fair, so he pretty much fights off his enemies with whatever is to hand.
%%* DecoyProtagonist
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:He's stabbed to death by the Polite Leader.]]
* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: He has long been getting away with selling faulty security systems before the start of the first film. [[spoiler: It's only after he steps up and tries to defend his family that the Polite Leader runs him through with his machete.]]
* PapaWolf: He's fiercely protective of his family and doesn't hesitate to kill to keep them safe.
* ProperlyParanoid: He doesn't want to let Dwayne in the house out of the fear that people are after him. He turns out to be exactly right.
* RichBitch: A male version. Not to the extent of Mary, but he's very pleased with himself for getting rich off selling security systems that don't hold up to strong attacks.
* TookALevelInBadass: James was a fairly average, well-to-do guy but over the course of the home invasion he's forced to take numerous levels in badass to protect his family.
%%* WhatYouAreInTheDark
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mary]]
!!Mary Sandin
->'''Played By:''' Creator/LenaHeadey

* BreakTheHaughty: The events of the home invasion certainly bring her down a peg or two.
* CruelMercy: [[spoiler:Allowing her neighbors to live after they tried to kill her family, fully knowing that they want her family dead just because it flaunts its riches a bit more blatantly than them, that they may try this again come next Purge night if she stays, and letting them assume that she will be prepared for them.]]
%%* MamaBear
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler:She unleashes one on her neighbour Grace.]]
* RichBitch: Pre-CharacterDevelopment, Mary is a passive-aggressive snob who gossips with neighbors while making subtle boasts about how well-off her family is.
%%* WhatYouAreInTheDark
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Zoey]]
!!Zoey Sandin
->'''Played By:''' Adelaide Kane

%%* BigDamnHeroes
* MsFanservice: Rocks [[CatholicSchoolgirlsRule a school uniform with a pretty short skirt]] through the entire film.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Charlie]]
!!Charlie Sandin
->'''Played By:''' Max Burkholder

* CreepyChild: A lot of his actions (keeping track of his heart rate, the bolt-hole on his room being [[RoomFullOfCrazy full of gory, Purge-related drawings]] and him constantly using his camera drone (which is already creepy as it is) to constantly peek around the house) scream this.
* TheHeart: Was the one who opened the house to save a stranger from being lynched.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: All of the horrors that the Sandins go through the night are brought upon because he decided to open the house and allow a hobo to run inside to try to prevent him being killed by Purgers.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Absolutely no one would have known or even faulted him for letting the homeless man die, but he lets him in anyway. This turns out to [[spoiler:save them in the end, when their neighbors invade the house to kill them.]]
[[/folder]]

!Sanchez Family

[[folder:Eva]]
!!Eva Sanchez
->'''Played By:''' Carmen Ejogo

* MamaBear: Tries to protect her daughter at all costs.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cali]]
!!Cali Sanchez
->'''Played By:''' Zoë Soul

%%* ActionSurvivor
* BrutalHonesty: Definitely when talking to Leo. Has no problem flat-out telling him when he's being a jerk. Regardless of him being the only hope they have
* MoralityPet: She repeatedly tells Leo that purging is wrong.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Papa Rico]]
!!Papa Rico
->'''Played By:''' John Beasley

%%* GrumpyOldMan
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He sells himself to be killed by a wealthy family so his daughter and grandchild can live better lives.]]
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
[[/folder]]

!The Neighbors

[[folder:The Ferrins]]
!!Grace & Mr. Ferrin
->'''Played By:''' Arija Bareikis & Dana Bunch

* BigDamnVillains: [[spoiler:They kill the preppy Purgers before they can take out the Sandins; as it turns out, it's a case of TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Grace in particular acts friendly toward the Sandins; there's some passive-aggressive oneupmanship between the two, but nothing beyond StepfordSmiler. Then on the night of the Purge, Grace and her husband join up with the other neighbors to apply the TallPoppySyndrome on the Sandins with extreme prejudice (even going TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou on the younger Purgers).
* EvilIsPetty: [[spoiler:Their reasons for wanting to kill the Sandins are incredibly petty; they were sick of the Sandins 'flaunting' their superior wealth, and the modifications the Sandins made to their house clashed with the neighborhood's style.]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: Their whole motivation for killing the Sandins was that they were arrogant elitists who acted like they were better than everyone else in the neighbourhood. As stated above, that is not only a [[DisproportionateRetribution pathetic excuse]] for their actions, but when the situation is reversed and the Ferrins find themselves at the Sandin's mercy, Mary lets them live, proving that they her family is better.
** As a bonus, when Grace makes a last ditch attempt to kill Mary, she simply breaks her nose and shames her with her cowardice.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Halversons]]
!!Mr. & Mrs. Halverson
->'''Played By:''' Chris Mulkey & Tisha French

* BitchInSheepsClothing: Were going to apply the TallPoppySyndrome on the Sandins with extreme prejudice (even going TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou on the younger Purgers).
* EvilIsPetty: Among other reasons why they were going to kill the Sandins ([[TallPoppySyndrome in general because they had more money and were "flaunting" it]]), was because the Sandins did modifications to their house that clashed with the neighborhood's style.
[[/folder]]

!Joe's Deli

[[folder:Joe Dixon]]
!!Joe Dixon
->'''Played By:''' Creator/MykeltiWilliamson

* BenevolentBoss: [[spoiler: To Marcos, certainly]].
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler: Used to be a member of the Crips gang]].
* DeadpanSnarker
* GoodIsNotSoft
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Is fatally shot protecting Senator Roan]].
* MutualKill: [[spoiler: Is fatally shot by Harmon James, but manages to still [[BoomHeadshot blow the bastard's brains out]].]]
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With Leo, initially. By the end of Purge Night, however, they've become FireForgedFriends.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Laney Rucker]]
!!Laney Rucker
->'''Played By:''' Betty Gabriel

* ActionGirl
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Arrives in the nick of time before Kimmy and her fellow Purgers bust into Joe's deli, [[CarFu mowing down two with the ambulance]], [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter takes out the remainder]] and then [[BoomHeadshot blows Kimmy's brains across the road]].]]
-->'''Laney''': [[BadassBoast Pequeña Muerte is back]], [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitches]]!
* CombatMedic: She and her partner Dawn drive around Washington in a fortified ambulance on Purge Night, treating those who've been injured.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Joe

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Marcos]]
!!Marcos
->'''Played By:''' Joseph Julian Soria
* DarkAndTroubledPast: He lived in Mexico before emigrating to the USA seven years before the events of the film and indicates he had to do a lot of shady things to survive.
-->'''Marcos''': Every day in Juárez was like the Purge.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Saves Charlie Roan from having [[SlashedThroat her throat slit]] by Caleb Warrens by [[BoomHeadshot blowing Caleb's brains out]].]]
* UndyingLoyalty: To Joe, who gave him a job and a chance at a new life when he moved to the States, to the point Marcos is willing to stay and help him protect the store from looting Purgers.
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler: Gives Kimmy a flesh wound with a sniper rifle and implies he's more than prepared to put the next bullet between her eyes]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dawn]]
!!Dawn
->'''Played By:''' Liza Colón-Zayas
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ike Jenkins]]
!!Ike Jenkins
->'''Played By:''' George Lee Miles
[[/folder]]

!Purgers

[[folder:Henry]]
!!Henry
->'''Played By:''' Tony Oller

* LoveMakesYouCrazy: [[spoiler:Henry was pretty willing and able (and tried, and failed miserably) to kill James Sandin because James disapproved of his relationship with Zoey. He doesn't seem to consider that Zoey might not want to be in a relationship with the man who murdered her father.]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:He was going to kill Mr. Sandin because he was going to apply the ParentalMarriageVeto on his relationship with his daughter.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Polite Leader]]
!!Polite Leader
->'''Played By:''' Rhys Wakefield

* BadBoss: He kills one of his henchmen for being rude.
* BigBad: While Henry and [[spoiler:Grace]] constitute separate threats, the Polite Leader is the main villain of ''The Purge'' since he gets the most screen time and his desire to kill the sheltered homeless man drives the bulk of the plot.
* BloodKnight: He enjoys a good fight even though he likes murder more. When he kills James, he thanks him.
* CradlingYourKill: [[spoiler:After stabbing James, he tenderly holds him and kisses his forehead while thanking him for being apart of his purge.]]
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Even after he's [[spoiler:killed by Zoey]], there's still the matter of having to face [[spoiler:Grace]] before the Sandins can make it through the purge.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He isn't credited as "Polite Leader" for nothing. He smiles when he talks and never curses but rants about his need to purge and enjoys causing pain and death.
* GigglingVillain: He can't go five minutes without giggling.
* NoNameGiven: Only referred to as the "Polite Leader".
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: He prefers to target non-rich people since he considers them to be worthless.
* SlasherSmile: His default expression.
* TheSociopath: He wants to kill an innocent man for fun.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Leo]]
!!Sergeant Leo Barnes
->'''Played By:''' Creator/FrankGrillo

* AntiHero: While he repeatedly demonstrates that he's a good man, he's still a willing participant in the Purge.
* TheAtoner: In ''Election Year'', he is deeply ashamed of attempting to participate in the Purge in the previous movie, and now works for the political candidate attempting to end it.
-->'''Leo''': I nearly did something that would have destroyed a lot of lives...this night has to end.
* BadassInANiceSuit: In Election Year, he wears a nice suite and tie. Justified because he's now a bodyguard for a candidate in the presidential election.
* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: To the Sandins. They're a rich couple with little combat experience who are trying to stay out of the purge. He's a gun toting, CrazyPrepared, badass reluctant Purger.
* {{Expy}}: Somewhat of Max Rockatansky, the protagonist of the ''Film/MadMax'' films. Like Max, Leo is a police officer, is a highly-skilled combatant, drives a car he customized himself, reluctantly partners with people he comes to care for, and seeks revenge on those that killed his family (or in Leo's case, just his son). [[spoiler:The key difference between the two is that Max actually kills the men who murdered his family while Leo is able to forgive the man who killed his son.]]
** Arguably, he's also one to [[ComicBook/ThePunisher Frank Castle]].
* OneManArmy: Between ''Anarchy'' and ''Election Year'' he racks up a substantial body count. He's easily the best fighter in the second film, and maybe the entire franchise.
* PetTheDog: Aside from saving Eva and Cali, and letting Shane and Liz stay in his car, he also gives Cali his Kevlar vest.
* RedemptionEarnsLife: [[spoiler:The man he decides to spare for recklessly killing his son ends up saving his life when Big Daddy has him at gunpoint.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:He's using the purge to hunt for his son's killer.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kimmy]]
!!Kimmy
->'''Played By:''' Brittany Mirabile

* AxCrazy: Let's see. Killed her own parents for no real reason, cruised around with her friends killing people on Purge Night, and threatened to kill everyone inside a store and burn the whole place to the ground because the owner stopped her from shoplifting. Yeah, she qualifies.
* BlingBlingBang: She and her gang all sport Golden AK-47s with rhinestone studded stocks.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Antagonizes the store Joe works at and plans to kill him and everyone inside all because he and Laney stopped her and her friend from shoplifting a candy bar.
* FalseRapeAccusation: Threatens this when Joe catches her trying to shoplift from his store. This is our first hint that she's ''not'' a good person.
* HeroWorship: Despite being an abhorrent person, she idolizes Laney.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler: She's on the receiving end of this: Laney [[CarFu mows her down with an ambulance at high speed]] and then [[BoomHeadshot gets out and blows Kimmy's brains across the tarmac]].]]
* PetTheDog: Her only redeeming quality is that she is genuine friends with the girls she's purging with.
* SassyBlackWoman: She is a street talking teenage delinquent.
* ScaryBlackWoman: When she revealed herself to be a Purger wanting to kill anyone who stands in her way.
* SelfMadeOrphan: Murdered her own mother and father for no real reason, very likely to avert being told what to do by them given she represents TeensAreMonsters and opposing her rule-inflicting parents is one aspect of this archetype.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Averted. Her whole group is an AmazonBrigade.
* TheSociopath: She murdered her parents ForTheEvulz, ''boasts'' about it and tries to kill everyone inside a candy store for the [[SarcasmMode abhorrent crime]] [[DisproportionateRetribution of not allowing her to nick a candy bar.]]
* TeensAreMonsters: A walking example of how horrible teens can be when they're are no rules.
[[/folder]]

!Anti-Purge Resistance

[[folder:Carmelo]]
!!Carmelo Johns
->'''Played By:''' Michael K. Williams

* BigGood: The leader of the Anti-Purge movement.
%%* GoodScarsEvilScars
%%* LaResistance
* LargeHam: He gets pretty hammy with speeches.
* RebelLeader: He's the leader of the anti-Purge movement. He doesn't just talk the talk, he picks up a gun and walks the walk
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dwayne]]
!!Dante Bishop (Dwayne A.K.A. The Stranger)
->'''Played By:''' Edwin Hodge

* BigGood: Takes over from Carmelo as the leader of the Anti-Purge movement.
* ButtMonkey: There's never a moment when Dwayne isn't in ''some'' kind of danger; throughout the first film, he gets horribly injured on a frequent basis while being the target of a group of psychotic preppy Purgers.
* TookALevelInBadass: Goes from being a scared victim of the Purge in the original film into an Anti-Purge resistance member in the sequels.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Liz]]
!!Liz
->'''Played By:''' Creator/KieleSanchez
.
* HystericalWoman: She often slips into this whenever Shane gets hurt
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:Shane's death prompts her to join LaResistance in pursuit of vengeance.]]
* WidowWoman: [[spoiler:After Shane's death.]]
[[/folder]]

!The New Founding Fathers (N.F.F.A.) & Allies

[[folder:In General]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:Blessed be our New Founding Fathers for letting us Purge and cleanse our souls. Blessed be America, a nation reborn.]]
!!The New Founding Fathers
->'''Played By:''' Creator/RaymondJBarry, Kyle Secor, David Aaron Baker, Dale Dye, Michael Steven Swanson, Gary Roscoe, Christopher James Baker

* AxCrazy: All of them except Roseland and Danzinger are psychotic snobs with an overwhelming desire to kill poor people out of nothing but irrational hatred and sadism, and even the more straight-faced of the band, like Big Daddy, are disturbingly cavalier when it comes to ripping apart any civilians they catch in their crosshairs.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Their methods, like sending out death squads to kill for them, their authoritarian [[BigBrotherIsWatching methods]] and their habit of orchestrating purges to act as pogroms against poor people definitely makes one think that they’re a bunch of violent fascists at heart.
* BigBrotherIsWatchingYou: Hinted throughout the first movie that they operate on this.
* CorruptPolitician: Dear God, yes, although it seems most citizens are blind to this.
* EvilOldFolks: All of them seem to be at least fifty (aside from James); Roan seems to be the youngest visible member of the Senate.
* GreaterScopeVillain: They're the entire reason these events are happening and why there are people going out on crime sprees. With each film, it becomes clearer that they have a more selfish, ruthlessly pragmatic motive. It's also revealed they send out Death Squads to round up the numbers.
* KarmaHoudini: {{Invoked}} by themselves. When setting up the rules of the Purge, they explicitly stated that they are exempt from being attacked by purgers so as to ensure [[HoistByHisOwnPetard they don't wind up undoing themselves]].
* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: [[spoiler:A foolish mistake they make in the final film - revoking that part of the law to assassinate Roan - ends up causing the warranty to run out.]]
* KillThePoor: The true motive of the Purge was to essentially [[MeaningfulName purge]] the poor people for fun while keeping the rich in power.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Played straight in the first two films, but averted in the third, [[spoiler:where Caleb decides to execute Roan personally. ''Not'' the wisest choice, as he forgets that the rules protecting him have been revoked.]]
* PresidentEvil: Elections are still held in the United States, so they qualify; whether their elections were rigged or not isn't known.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: They set up ThePurge to massacre poor people both ForTheEvulz and in a severely warped display of elitism. Their death squads are also explicitly shown to primarily target minority communities.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Played straight in the first movie, but in the second and third it seems their approval ratings are starting to wane, seeing as a member of LaResistance has gotten as far as Presidential candidate.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Caleb Warrens]]
!!Caleb Warrens
->'''Played By:''' Creator/RaymondJBarry

* AssholeVictim: He's a racist, sexist elitist. His eventual death is well deserved.
* BigBad: Of the third film, as the leader of the New Founding Fathers.
* BigBadEnsemble: With Minister Edwidge Owens.
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: Dies to one of these courtesy of Marcos and a sniper rifle]].
* EvilIsPetty: The fact that he creates ThePurge with the goal to KillThePoor for no reason other than to indulge his twisted sense of entertainment as well as to express his mindless hatred for them shows just how egregiously spiteful the man is at heart.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: After watching one of Roan's anti-Purge speeches on television, he turns it off, stares silently at his colleagues for a few seconds, [[SuddenlyShouting then goes]] on a [[SirSwearsALot profanity-filled]], [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain racist]], [[StrawMisogynist misogynistic]] tirade about how "there isn't enough to go around" and that poor people should be gotten rid of for the "crime" of simply not being rich. With less than a minute of screen-time, Warrens shows himself to be an elitist asshole [[spoiler:whose KarmicDeath can't come fast enough.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: He's responsible for the series' events, and the leader of the NFFA.
* TheSociopath: He has absolutely no empathy for his victims, is extraordinarily manipulative and is sadistic and vicious to the point of being outright AxCrazy, as his attempt at killing Roan with a gleeful SlasherSmile shows disturbingly well.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Thomas Roseland]]
!!Tommy Roseland
->'''Played By:''' David Aaron Baker

* BlatantLies: Claims [[spoiler: the NFFA's amendment scrapping protection for politicians is in reponse to the public's view the Purge only targets the poor, when in truth, it's a cover to allow the NFFA to discreetly assassinate Senator Charlie Roan rather than risk her ousting them from power]].
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: Dies to one of these courtesy of Marcos, while trying to finish off a helpless Charlie]].
* MouthOfSauron: Serves as the NFFA's Press Secretary.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Minister Edwidge Owens]]
!!Minister Edwidge Owens
->'''Played By:''' Kyle Secor

* AffablyEvil: Owens is a homicidal maniac, but is a genuine believer in the Purge as he sees it as a chance to commit holy sacrifice. In addition, he is charismatic and charming during his television appearances and when he presides over his congregation.
* AxCrazy: Owens is ''batshit insane''. He starts literally frothing at the mouth and speaking in tongues in a religious/psychotic fervor. He is dedicated to the Purge as a means of purification, slaughtering multitudes of victims in his church during a 'Purge Mass' every Purge. When everything is going to hell, Owens is noticeably praying and babbling psychotically while bullets fly around him.
* BigBadEnsemble: With the NFFA.
* CruelMercy: [[spoiler:He's spared from being assassinated so Roan can beat him in the election fair and square.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Say one thing for Minister Owens, he isn't a hypocrite. Unlike the more opportunistic and self-serving New Founding Fathers, Owens is a fervent believer in the Purge who doesn't shrink away when the shoe is on the other foot.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:He is very willing to be killed so Bishop can participate in the Purge.]]
* GroinAttack: [[spoiler: Since they can't kill him, Leo settles for giving him one of these after seeing the captives for Owens's Purge Mass]].
* LargeHam: He's smart enough to stay fairly restrained in his television appearances, but he devours the scenery when presiding over his congregation.
* SinisterMinister: He presides over midnight mass on Purge night, during which he encourages his congregation to purge.
* StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred: [[spoiler:When Bishop has him at his mercy, Owens encourages him emphatically to purge. He seems downright gleeful at the prospect of being killed on Purge night. It makes sense, considering he believes that being killed during the Purge is tantamount to a holy sacrifice.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Harmon James]]
!!Harmon James
->'''Played By:''' Christopher James Baker

* BadassLongRobe: Escapes a slew of gunfire unharmed, & guns down two people, all while wearing a decorative baptismal robe.
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: Joe blows his brains out]].
* DissonantSerenity: Completely calm, stoic, and seemingly void of emotion, ''until'' he commits the first Purging of the Mass.
* GigglingVillain: The laugh that he emits when he Purges.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Big Daddy]]
!!Big Daddy
->'''Played By:''' Creator/JackConley

* {{BFG}}: He uses a mini-gun to mow innocent people and Purgers alike.
* BigBad: Of ''The Purge: Anarchy''. He leads a NFFA-commissioned death squad.
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:He's shot through the head by Warren Grass.]]
* CoolShades: Even though it's night for most of the movie.
* FauxAffablyEvil: [[spoiler:He's perfectly polite to Leo as he prepares to kill him.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Earl Danzinger]]
!!Earl Danzinger
->'''Played By:''' Terry Serpico

* AffablyEvil: Earl is a Neo-Nazi [[spoiler: ([[SubvertedTrope or not)]]]] and ruthless murderer, but he's also genuinely AFatherToHisMen and it's even hinted that he's not really a fan of the Purge.
* TheBrute: He operates as muscle for the NFFA.
* TheDragon: Leads a team of mercenaries to assassinate/capture Senator Roan for the NFFA.
* ObviouslyEvil: Danzinger is covered in white supremacist tattoos and is generally rather intimidating by appearance alone.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: He's an open Neo-Nazi, [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope though he could be not]] and only wore Nazi symbols to mess with his targets]].
* PunchClockVillain: He is simply just doing his job. After delivering the Senator to the NFFA, he and his men just sit back to ride out the Purge rather than go look for any victims.
* RedemptionRejection: Given he is just a PunchClockVillain JustFollowingOrders and not a fan of the Purge, he would have just stand down and leave LaResistance and Senator Roan alone [[spoiler:after Caleb's and most the NFFA higher-ups' deaths, but still choose to fight Leo to the death near the end out of unnecessary UndyingLoyalty despite the deaths of his superiors]].
[[/folder]]

!Other Characters

[[folder:Charlie]]
!!Senator Charlene "Charlie" Roan
->'''Played By:''' Creator/ElizabethMitchell

* ActionPolitician: In the third film she's a Senator running for President, something the villains are trying to prevent.
* BadassBoast: To Owens. "I am gonna beat the shit out of you on Election Day."
* BigGood: Charlie is a legitimate public face of the anti-Purge movement.
* ForcedToWatch: The Purgers who killed her family forced her to watch as they did so.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She's blonde and is a strong force for moral good.
%%* LivingMacGuffin
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Bears basic simularities to UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton, including her gender and popularity in the race, but her focus on wealth disparity and the way the Purge affects the economically weak and her status as a senator makes her more closely resemble Bernie Sanders. (Possibly making her a CompositeCharacter of both.)
* SaveThisPersonSaveTheWorld: She intends to do away with the Purge once she's in office, and that's why the NFFA want her dead.
* SoleSurvivor: Of her family, who were all killed during a Purge night.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shane]]
!!Shane
->'''Played By:''' Zach Gilford

* BrutalHonesty: Specifically in regards to Leo and regarding his trustworthiness. Pointing out how he's not only purging tonight but he's armed to the teeth.
* GoodIsNotDumb: While the females in the group acquiescently follow Leo for safety, Shane remains hesitant and somewhat fearful of Leo. Despite being thankful for Leo saving their lives, he never forgets to mention Leo is a willing and dangerous Purger.
* NiceGuy: Easily the nicest and most polite of the second film's main characters.
* YouShallNotPass: Pulls one when it's apparent that the group may all die.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tanya]]
!!Tanya
->'''Played By:''' Justina Machado

%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* TheMistress: [[spoiler:For her sister's husband.]]
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:She's been having an affair with her sister's husband, and she isn't being subtle about it either.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Warren]]
!!Warren Grass
->'''Played By:''' Brandon Keener

* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:He kills Big Daddy, saving Leo's life at the last minute.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:After Leo forgives and spares him, he rescues Leo from certain death.]]
* MexicanStandoff: [[spoiler:He briefly ends up in one with two government goons during the finale.]]
* OffOnATechnicality: [[spoiler:How he escaped punishment for running over Leo's child, although the specifics aren't known.]]
[[/folder]]
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* AxCrazy: All of them except Roseland and Danzinger are psychotic snobs with an overwhelming desire to kill poor people out of nothing but irrational hatred and sadism, and even the more straight-faced of the band, like Big Daddy, are disturbingly cavalier when it comes to ripping apart any civilians they catch in their crosshairs.



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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Their methods, like sending out death squads to kill for them, their authoritarian [[BigBrotherIsWatching methods]] and their habit of orchestrating purges to act as pogroms against poor people definitely makes one think that they’re a bunch of violent fascists at heart.


* AxCrazy: Toff or no toff, when you mastermind a plot to massacre poor people both for shits and giggles and to feed your petty superiority complex, then you’ve got severe mental problems.

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* AxCrazy: Toff or no toff, when you mastermind a plot to massacre poor people both for [[ForTheEvulz shits and giggles giggles]] and to [[EvilIsPetty feed your petty superiority complex, complex]], then you’ve got severe mental problems.


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* TheSociopath: She murdered her parents ForTheEvulz, ''boasts'' about it and tries to kill everyone inside a candy store for the abhorrent crime of not allowing her to nick a candy bar.

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* TheSociopath: She murdered her parents ForTheEvulz, ''boasts'' about it and tries to kill everyone inside a candy store for the [[SarcasmMode abhorrent crime crime]] [[DisproportionateRetribution of not allowing her to nick a candy bar.]]


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* AxCrazy: Toff or no toff, when you mastermind a plot to massacre poor people both for shits and giggles and to feed your petty superiority complex, then you’ve got severe mental problems.


* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:His death is ''deliciously'' [[KarmicDeath karmic]].]]

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:His He's a racist, sexist elitist. His eventual death is ''deliciously'' [[KarmicDeath karmic]].]]well deserved.


%%* WhatYouAreInTheDark

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%%* WhatYouAreInTheDark* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Absolutely no one would have known or even faulted him for letting the homeless man die, but he lets him in anyway. This turns out to [[spoiler:save them in the end, when their neighbors invade the house to kill them.]]


* EvilIsPetty: [[spoiler:Their reasons for wanting to kill the Sandins are incredibly petty; they were sick of the Sandins 'flauting' their superior wealth, and the modifications the Sandins made to their house clashed with the neighborhood's style.]]

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* EvilIsPetty: [[spoiler:Their reasons for wanting to kill the Sandins are incredibly petty; they were sick of the Sandins 'flauting' 'flaunting' their superior wealth, and the modifications the Sandins made to their house clashed with the neighborhood's style.]]]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: Their whole motivation for killing the Sandins was that they were arrogant elitists who acted like they were better than everyone else in the neighbourhood. As stated above, that is not only a [[DisproportionateRetribution pathetic excuse]] for their actions, but when the situation is reversed and the Ferrins find themselves at the Sandin's mercy, Mary lets them live, proving that they her family is better.
** As a bonus, when Grace makes a last ditch attempt to kill Mary, she simply breaks her nose and shames her with her cowardice.


* StrikeMeDownWithAllYourHatred: [[spoiler:When Bishop has him at his mercy, Owens encourages him emphatically to purge. He seems downright gleeful at the prospect of being killed on Purge night. It makes sense, considering he believes that being killed during the Purge is tantamount to a holy sacrifice.]]

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* StrikeMeDownWithAllYourHatred: StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred: [[spoiler:When Bishop has him at his mercy, Owens encourages him emphatically to purge. He seems downright gleeful at the prospect of being killed on Purge night. It makes sense, considering he believes that being killed during the Purge is tantamount to a holy sacrifice.]]

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* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: Dies to one of these courtesy of Marcos, while trying to finish off a helpless Charlie]].


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* GroinAttack: [[spoiler: Since they can't kill him, Leo settles for giving him one of these after seeing the captives for Owens's Purge Mass]].


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* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: Joe blows his brains out]].


* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Arrives in the nick of time before Kimmy and her fellow Purgers bust into Joe's deli, [[CarFu mowing down two with the ambulance]], [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter takes out the remainder]] and then [[BoomHeadshot blows Kimmy's brains across the road]].

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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Arrives in the nick of time before Kimmy and her fellow Purgers bust into Joe's deli, [[CarFu mowing down two with the ambulance]], [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter takes out the remainder]] and then [[BoomHeadshot blows Kimmy's brains across the road]].]]

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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Arrives in the nick of time before Kimmy and her fellow Purgers bust into Joe's deli, [[CarFu mowing down two with the ambulance]], [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter takes out the remainder]] and then [[BoomHeadshot blows Kimmy's brains across the road]].
-->'''Laney''': [[BadassBoast Pequeña Muerte is back]], [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitches]]!
* CombatMedic: She and her partner Dawn drive around Washington in a fortified ambulance on Purge Night, treating those who've been injured.

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