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Baby (Real name: Miles)

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"They Call. I Go."

Portrayed By: Ansel Elgort and Hudson Meek

A young man with a love for music who works as the getaway driver for a rotating crew of bank robbers.


  • Action Survivor: Don't let his scrawny build fool you: while he prefers not to fight if he has a choice, Baby's fully capable of using his quick wits and athletic physique to overcome danger, and he does know how to use a gun. That's not even getting into what he can do behind the wheel.
  • Adorkable: Between his film references, dorky dancing, and crush on Debora, he comes off as this.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: He isn't mentally slow, but Baby's intense focus, sensory issues, and tendency to repeat film dialogue in conversations indicate this trope.
  • Anti-Hero: He's a getaway driver for a crew of psychotic bank robbers, but he's only doing it to work off a debt for Doc. Besides that, he is horrified when any of the members commit or attempt murder. Plus, he's a Nice Guy.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: The youngest member of Doc's crew. His codename is even Baby.
  • Badass Driver: Practically a force of nature behind a wheel, regularly evading the cops.
  • Bad Liar: As Bats notes, he's a terrible liar.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Is a sweet lively kid but he's been working with hardenened criminals for years. He kills Bats when the robber goes too far, and later has no issue shooting Buddy with his own gun when Debora is threatened.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Debora, as both are interested in music.
  • Combat Parkour: Shows off some skill when escaping the police on foot. Later he uses it to safely leap over a speeding car when Buddy tries to ram him.
  • Cool Shades: Almost always wears a pair. He even has backups.
  • Cowardly Lion: Baby is soft-spoken, barely talks back, and is mostly concerned with getting out of heists alive. Considering his job, he needs to be badass at running away.
    Griff: Gotta hand it to you, totem pole. You're either hard as nails. Or scared as shit. WHICH ONE IS IT?
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Before the car crash that took his parents' life and left him with tinnitus, Baby witnessed his father being abusive to his mother. Then, he was recruited by Doc to help steal money.
  • Death Glare: He has several towards Bats and Buddy, shortly before he kills that character.
  • Disco Dan: Of a sort - Baby keeps his extensive music collection on a series of iPods, enough to have specific devices for certain moods. Also, his set-up for recording audio and mixing music rely on ancient Casio synthesizers and cassette tapes. It's later revealed that his affinity for both technologies spring from two tragic keepsakes - his 1st Gen iPod that his parents gave him before the car crash that took their lives and a cassette recording of his mother's music.
  • The Dragon: To Doc as the most trusted member of his crew and a constant presence at his heists.
  • Enfant Terrible: Doc recruited him after stealing Doc's car at a very young age.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In the opening heist, we see him as stoic and composed as the other robbers (except maybe Darling). As soon as they enter the bank, Baby lets loose and starts dancing to his tunes, only pausing to flinch when he sees Griff firing a shotgun into the air.
  • Forced into Evil: He's the go-to getaway driver for a professional criminal, but he's only doing it because said professional criminal threatens his life and the lives of the people he loves.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has two on his right eyebrow and one on his right cheek. All as a result of the car crash.
  • Handicapped Badass: Baby has tinnitus, a temporary or long term condition that emits a ring, hum, buzz, or static in a person's head or ears. Baby wears earbuds in-order to mask its effects. Nevertheless, he is an incredible Badass Driver with Nerves of Steel behind the wheel, despite the suggestion that he'll have it forever and it seems severe.
  • Heel–Face Turn: The whole movie revolves around his.
  • Heroic BSoD: After he sees Bats shoot a police officer, Baby sports a Mile Long Stare for a few significant moments, until Bats punches him to snap him out of it.
  • Meaningful Name: His real name is Miles, which is pretty appropriate for someone who loves the open road. It also means "soldier", and he's very dangerous when push comes to shove.
  • Momma's Boy: Flashbacks of his childhood showed Baby was closer to his mother than his father for two reasons — His father would abuse his mother and Baby started loving music because of her. And when he brings up his parents' death, he only states he misses his mother.
  • Mugging the Monster: He stole a car from Doc when he was a child. As Doc puts it, he let him do it just to watch the balls on the kid for stealing from him, then tracked him down, told him who he was and what he was capable of, and how much money Baby was now indebted to him.
  • Nice Guy: He's a friendly, good-hearted, sweet, and noble person who doesn't want anything to do with crime.
  • Not So Stoic: He's a real goofball when he is away from his partners in crime.
  • The Quiet One: It's constantly lampshaded on how Baby hardly says a word, hence his codename: we're still waiting on his first words.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Carries around a pink, bedazzled iPod that has love songs on it.
  • Skewed Priorities: Baby's first and foremost concern is that his iPod or any other music-playing device is playing a rocking soundtrack for him to move in sync to, even though he just fucked up a robbery, made a lot of wrong people angry, and needs to get away from the cops.
  • Southern-Fried Genius: Baby is from the Atlanta area, which you can hear in his slight vocal twang, and is also a very intelligent and creative guy.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Baby proves surprisingly adept at this; disappearing while people's heads are turned outside the nursing home, outside the diner, and in the parking garage.
  • The Stoic: Keeps a poker face when surrounded by Doc's bank robbers.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Baby hates killing and is very uncomfortable whenever his accomplices do it, at one point pushing Bats's shotgun away so he can't hit a Badass Bystander. Subverted in the climax where he kills Bats and Buddy, although he hesitates for a while before killing the former and he only killed the latter to save himself and Debora.
  • Title Character: He's the "Baby" in "Baby Driver".
  • Token Good Teammate: While he isn't an angel, he's a saint when compared to the ruthless Doc and his psychotic partners.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Although Baby is always an absolutely badass driver, he is genuinely afraid of Doc in the beginning and most of his character arc is about him being prepared to do the job and stand up to his corrupt team members.
  • Tragic Keepsake: One of his iPods was given to him by his parents and he has an old cassette tape that features his mother singing.

    Debora 

Debora

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"I wanna head west in a car I can't afford with a plan I don't have."

Portrayed By: Lily James

A young waitress and Baby's romantic interest.


  • Birds of a Feather: With Baby, as both are interested in music.
  • Crowbar Combatant: She attacks Buddy with a crowbar at the end, distracting him long enough for Baby to kill him.
  • Damsel in Distress: Becomes this when Buddy goes to her diner to wait for Baby and kill her right in front of him if not for the sudden arrival of cops needing to use the toilet.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Aside from the on-the-nose visual of a red heart appearing in her very first appearance to signify her as the Love Interest, Baby starts noticing her in a more personal and romantic light when he hears her humming a song his mother once sang. The remainder of the scene shows Debora to be sociable and much alike Baby in terms of love for music.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: A pretty blonde waitress who's one of the most innocent and nicest characters in the movie.
  • I Will Wait for You: After Baby gets arrested, she writes to him and waits for his release.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: She bears a distinct (but non-squicky, mostly) resemblance to Baby's mother from his flashbacks. She also works at the diner his mother used to work at.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: She gives Baby hope of a life outside of crime, and a chance to start fresh.
  • Morality Pet: She makes Baby want to reform and get out of the crime group he's in.
  • Nice Girl
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Has romantic feelings for Baby because of his kind and gentle nature.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After spending much of the action scenes standing in the background, in the climax, she attacks Buddy with a crowbar to protect Baby.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: For most of the movie, Debora doesn't participate in any violence. The first time she does, it's to protect Baby from Buddy.
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    Doc 

Doc

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"I get no pleasure in taking candy from Baby."

Portrayed By: Kevin Spacey

The mysterious kingpin of the rag-tag crew of bank robbers and a veteran criminal mastermind.


  • Anti-Villain: Can be interpreted as a minor one, due to legitimately caring about Baby and pulling a Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Bad Boss: Zig-zagged in that while he threatens Baby into continuing to work for him after Baby's debt is paid off, it never goes beyond that. He even pulls an Heroic Sacrifice to try to save Baby and Debora from the cops and Buddy after sympathizing with their love.
  • Big Bad: The kingpin who organizes all of the robberies his goons carry out. Baby is trapped into working for him and wants out throughout the whole movie. However, he decides to help Baby escape before being killed by Buddy.
  • The Chessmaster: He's a criminal mastermind who plans out robbery jobs, assigns each crew member to specific roles, and tries to be prepared for every eventuality.
  • Establishing Character Moment: One of the first things he does is defend Baby from Griff, asserting that he is reliable and an invaluable part of his criminal endeavors.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones:
    • His relationship with his nephew implies this. He's proud when the kid's able to easily analyze the number of guards, cameras and workers on a site Doc plans on robbing, and apparently watches Monsters, Inc. with him.
    • While his relationship with Baby may have been overly antagonistic, Doc shows he cares about the young man after pulling a Heroic Sacrifice to protect both Baby and Debora.
    • He mentions having been in love like Baby is with Debora at one point.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": His name is not given, and is always called "Doc".
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Gets shot by the surviving corrupted cops and then ran over by Buddy to protect Baby and Debora.
  • I Gave My Word: When Doc told Baby that he was nearly done paying him off, he meant it. He takes Baby's One Last Job declaration a bit poorly, but he's genuinely excited that Baby will finally be making real money from their work.
  • Noble Demon: He at first seems like a stereotypical criminal kingpin, formal in tone but cold-blooded and more than willing to murder people for failing him or refusing his job offers. Then it turns out his polite demeanor isn't really feigned, he genuinely does have some care for Baby, and not only helps him escape with Debora but gives them money to start their new lives and sacrifices his own life to save theirs.
  • Rasputinian Death: Shot twice by shotgun-wielding Mooks, then run over twice by Buddy.
  • Resignations Not Accepted: Doc seems to find it amusing that Baby thought he could just walk away from his enterprise after paying him off. Even his Implied Death Threat regarding Debora and Joseph is delivered rather congenially, which foreshadows his soft spot for Baby long before his Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Shame If Something Happened:
    Doc: That waitress you're dating is cute. Let's keep it that way.
  • Shipper on Deck: One of the reasons he decides to help Baby is because the latter's romance with Debora reminded Doc of a love he had in the past.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better: Pulls out a Ithaca 37 "Stakeout" shotgun when he clears the way for Baby and Debora.
  • The Stoic: Almost everything he says is spoken with Kevin Spacey's patented dry monotone.
  • You Have Failed Me: JD makes two big mistakes during his one job, and Doc ends up killing him for it. It's implied he also killed Griff.

    Bats 

Leon Jefferson III a.k.a. Bats

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"The moment you catch feelings is the moment you catch a bullet."

Portrayed By: Jamie Foxx

The impulsive gun-slinging cohort of the bank robbing crew.


  • Asshole Victim: He is a complete bastard towards everyone and does not hesitate to murder anything that moves unlike his comrades who just do the heist and run. His impalement when Baby furiously crashed the car when running away is a Moment of Awesome.
  • Ax-Crazy: Bats straight-up declares himself as crazy, and at no point is this assertion disproved. He's aggressive, confrontational and thinks nothing of killing on a whim.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Initially it seems like Bats and Doc are in the running for Big Bad; it sure seems like Bats is going to end up as The Starscream. Then he's killed after pushing Baby too far, and the resulting fallout elevates Buddy into Final Boss territory.
  • Blatant Lies: Every time he commits a robbery he tells his compatriots that their intended victims have stolen from them, as an incentive. When Doc reveals that the cops Bats shot were on his payroll, Bats immediately says they fired first.
  • The Brute: For Doc’s heist crews. He wields a more powerful weapon (a shotgun) and is the most unstable and Trigger Happy of all Doc’s employees.
  • Bullying a Dragon: He considers Buddy to just be some idiot poser playing at being a criminal, and takes every opportunity to taunt him. He never does find out just how dangerous Buddy is, but by the time Darling dies and Buddy sinks into derangement, it's clear just how much Bats was playing with fire.
  • Curse Cut Short: His Atomic F-Bomb is cut off by his death.
  • Establishing Character Moment: During the van heist, he unnecessarily kills one of the guards much to Baby's shock compared to the heist from the beginning which was done cleanly without almost any injured.
  • Hate Sink: He's an Ax-Crazy Jerkass without any of the redeeming features of his fellow criminals, and who treats everyone he encounters with either disdain or homicidal mania.
  • Hidden Depths: For all of his Ax-Crazy-ness, he's surprisingly good at analyzing others.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Bats pushes Baby to breaking point, and as a result Baby drives directly into the back of a truck with a set of steel bars sticking out the back. It goes right into Bats's chest, putting an end to him.
  • Jerkass: Other characters have redeemable qualities even if they go far away to such extremes like Buddy but Bats possesses nothing worth the forgiveness.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: His most consistent quality (and likely why Doc brings him back into the fold). While calling out Buddy and figuring out that he's a former Wall Street stock broker, he points out that that makes Buddy a bigger criminal than anyone in Doc's crew. He also spouts this little Cassandra Truth when he catches Baby in a lie... which foreshadows Doc's Heroic Sacrifice to save Baby shortly after revealing his own paternal feelings for Baby, as well as seeing the love between Baby and Debora.
  • Kick the Dog: Gets several of these moments, one notable one being stealing Joseph's wheelchair just because he can.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Some of his scenes turn the atmosphere of a fun, music-driven action film into dark territory, most notably when the team coincidentally arrives at the diner where Debora works and almost kills her.
  • Meaningful Name: Bats... short for Batshit. The Latin American translation changes his name to "Bullet", which considering his Trigger Happy nature is also pretty fitting.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: His Fatal Flaw, other than deliberately trying to piss off everybody he meets, demonstrated by killing people in both heists he's involved in and then trying to find a way to justify it with Blatant Lies (like saying it was self-defense when he blows away the Arms Dealer and his henchmen), killing some poor store dependent just so he won't pay for the stuff he purchased (without caring that he wasn't wearing a mask) and trying to kill Deborah (either because he thinks she knows too much or to not pay for the stuff he ordered).
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Moments before his death, Bats vehemently called Baby "retard" when Baby hesitated during the heist.
  • Psycho for Hire: A maniacal borderline-serial killer who's only in it for the money.
  • Scary Black Man: Bats is very intimidating due to his short temper and hunger for violence.
  • Sherlock Scan: He's pretty capable of figuring out people at a glance. Unfortunately for everybody around, if he believes someone to be a threat he prefers to kill them without warning and if he doesn't thinks someone is a threat he keeps poking them until they can't take it anymore.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better: Bats favors shotguns for his long arms.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Bats has got quite the fucking colorful vocabulary.
  • Spanner in the Works: Doc including Bats in a second heist is what starts the downward spiral for his organization. Bats' constant aggressive posturing and psychotic behaviour likely accelerates Baby's decision to botch the getaway in the middle of said heist. Not to mention his slaughter of the dirty cops on Doc's payroll is what leads the survivors to rally and come for Doc's blood at the climax of the film.
  • Spotting the Thread: He recognizes one of the Butcher's men as a cop, meaning they're all undercover cops. Unfortunately, they were undercover dirty cops on Doc's rolodex.
  • Super OCD: Bats has an intense need to be in charge as well as being considered the only "crazy one" in any given heist, the latter of which immediately puts him at odds with Baby. He also constantly needles his fellow thieves, probing for potential weak spots or holes in their stories, and begins every heist with a monologue about how they (the robbers) are not the real villains, the target is.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: A weird case in that he has a lot more screentime and focus than the character he replaces, but his general Jerkass behaviour and his treatment of Baby in particular almost make it look like Griff never left the gang.
  • Tattooed Crook: An Ax-Crazy robber with over a dozen of tattoos on his body.
  • Too Clever by Half: Bats is very perceptive and often comes to the correct conclusion about people, but ends up doing the completely wrong thing with that information. He also constantly pesters people in order to see if his Sherlock Scan was correct, which is anger-inducing and a bad idea amongst murderous people.
  • Villains Never Lie: When Baby discovers that Bats and Buddy raided his home, Bats can be seen sitting in Joseph's wheelchair but claims he's still alive. It seems like he's being sarcastic and given his past behavior likely did kill him, but later on it's revealed that Joseph, while still battered, is indeed alive and Bats was telling the truth.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He was all prepared to kill Debora simply to skip on a bill had Baby not stopped him.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He reacts angrily when Baby removes an infant from their second getaway car that they just stole from the child's mother, implying he wanted to use the baby as a hostage or just didn't care at all if the baby got hurt.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: As keen as his insight is, he also consistently misreads the situations he finds himself in. He correctly deduces that The Butcher and his men are cops, but fails to realize that Doc sent the gang to them for a reason - those dirty cops were on his payroll. Later on, Bats believes he's cowed Baby enough to tell when he's lying, yet is completely surprised when it's revealed that Baby actually does know Debora. Finally, his belief that Baby won't fight back gets him killed.

    Buddy 

Jason van Horn a.k.a. Buddy

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"The song's over, but you still have to face the music."

Portrayed By: Jon Hamm

The handsome party animal and one of the villains, part of the bank robbers gang and a former Wall Street trader.


  • Affably Evil: Buddy is as genial as his name suggests. The other robbers tend to taunt Baby or treat him like a freak, while Doc alternates between menacing and paternal. Buddy, on the other hand, seems to have a fondness for Baby and tries to be social with him. He even bonds with him over music.
  • Bait the Dog: Comes off as the friendliest of the robbers and consistently supports Baby. It turns out that Buddy is just as triggerhappy and ruthless as Bats.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Buddy's somewhat affable for a criminal until Darling is killed, sending him on a rampage.
  • Boring, but Practical: On heists where he gets to choose his own weapons, he favors a single assault rifle and sidearm, which isn't as cool as, say, Darling's dual submachine guns, but much more effective when engaging the enemy.
  • Death Glare: Gives a truly terrifying one to Bats during Darling's speech about his hidden rage. Also lapses into a case of Tranquil Fury, as it seems like he's steeling himself to keep from attacking Bats right there.
  • Determinator: Darling lets Bats and the audience know in a little speech that once Buddy gets angry, there's no stopping him. At the time, Bats dismisses it as just some heard-in-a-movie idiocy to make themselves look scary. Darling was telling the truth about every detail. After her death, Buddy goes into full rage mode. He guns down entire squads of cops and manages to get to the diner where Debora works even though the entire city is looking for him. He's shot by Baby and surrounded by cops, only to survive and kill his way to Doc's building. He kills Doc even as his vehicle takes shotgun blast after shotgun blast. He's only finally put down after getting his arm busted with a crowbar (which barely slowed him) and shot in the leg after a couple of vehicle collisions, following which he falls a few storeys onto a burning car which subsequently blows up, presumably because anything less would have meant he'd have recovered easily to continue his rampage.
  • Disappeared Dad: To his kids (if he has any). Bats speculates that Buddy has some but Buddy doesn't once mention any, even to refute Bats.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: If Darling is to be taken at face value, he once literally killed someone for looking at her funny.
  • Establishing Character Moment: He's the only one of the robbers during the opening heist scene to give Baby a congratulatory pat on the shoulder when he successfully escapes the cops. Note that they weren't actually in the clear yet.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He's deeply and truly in love with Darling and has killed people who insulted her. When Darling dies, he blames Baby for it, going to It's Personal levels against him.
  • Final Boss: With Bats dead and his mental breakdown when Darling dies, he serves as the final threat to Baby and Debora in the climax.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Bats's analysis is that Buddy used to be a Wall Street stockbroker with a wife and kids before running off with Darling to become bank robbers to fund an expensive lifestyle. It's implied some, if not all of this is true, but other than the part about being on Wall Street, none of it's confirmed. Then Darling is killed and he becomes an unstoppable rage-filled monster killing his way through armed cops to seek revenge on Baby.
  • Implacable Man: Buddy goes after Baby and Debora in the climax. No matter if he is injured or he has to shoot police officers, he will chase down them until they are dead to avenge Darling.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Everything goes down for Baby when the post office heist fails and things go even darker when Buddy loses his shit when Darling dies and chases Baby and Debora to kill them.
  • Made of Iron: Baby shoots him in the chest. It barely slows him down.
  • Meaningful Name: The most open and friendly out of Doc's gang, making an active effort to befriend Baby, as well as stand up for him to Griff and Bats. This only applies as long as you're on his good side. The second he's crossed, he becomes a monster.
    Debora: Your buddy's here.
  • Nerves of Steel: Despite using copious amounts of cocaine, Buddy is almost preternaturally calm at all times. Disasters that would reduce ordinary people (like, unfortunately for her, Darling, who dies after she positions herself poorly relative to several armed cops) to panic barely register, at least until Darling dies.
  • Outlaw Couple: He and Darling are a pair of murderous robbers who are madly in love with each other.
  • Parental Substitute: Implied by his friendly rapport with Baby. Outright spelled out when Griff refers to Buddy and Darling as Baby's "mom and dad."
  • Perma-Stubble: Buddy typically looks like he hasn’t had a shave in a day or two.
  • Revenge by Proxy: Baby inadvertently got Darling killed, so Buddy tries to murder Debora as payback.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After Darling is killed by the police, Buddy blames Baby for her death, presumably because Baby's murder of Bats had a domino effect. He proceeds to murder his way across town to try and end Baby by taking away something he loves; his hearing, and Debora.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: When he's not making out with Darling, he's either telling her how much he loves her or shooting people with her. It creeps out just about everyone they work with.
  • Tattooed Crook: Only one — a tattoo that says "HERS" on his neck, to match the corresponding tattoo on the neck of his wife and (literal) partner in crime Darling.
  • To the Pain: This is what his plan for Baby amounts to at the film's climax - he has Baby dead to rights after escaping his (stolen) police car just before it gets pushed out of a parking garage, but rather than shoot him in the face Buddy fires two shots next to each of Baby's ears to deliberately damage them further. Buddy goes on to explain how he's going to kill Debora in front of him slowly before putting Baby out of his misery.
    Buddy: [holding a gun to Baby's face] You took Darling away from me. I'm gonna have to take away something you love in return.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Buddy goes off the deep end following Darling's death, becoming increasingly unhinged with every passing moment.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Goes on a rampage to kill Debora to get revenge against Baby for indirectly causing Darling's death.
  • Yandere: While usually a laidback guy, if someone so much as looks funny at Darling he will kill that person.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Bats speculates that he entered into a relationship with Darling while already married. Buddy doesn't refute this but whether it's true or he just refuses to respond to Bats's taunting is never stated.

    Darling 

Monica Castello a.k.a. Darling

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"You think you're the last word in crazy, you're not."

Portrayed By: Eiza González

One of the bank robbers, Buddy’s lawless and scandalous wife and partner in crime.


  • Awesome, but Impractical: Darling's double SIG-Sauer MPX-Ps are both cool and cool-looking, but Reality Ensues when she attempts to use both: her aim is unfocused when wielding them, and firing in full-auto makes it almost completely ineffective, over and above the performance malus that using Guns Akimbo confers in the first place. Another blink and you miss it bit also shows us that Darling was shot in the arm, during the shootout with the Butcher's men, and leaves her with an injured arm. Had she focused on using one submachines gun at a time, she might have lived.
  • Bait the Dog: Much like Buddy, but turns out to be more psychotic than she first lets on.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her outfit when the gang goes to meet the smugglers.
  • Dark Action Girl: Despite implied to be a former stripper, she can handle herself in a gunfight. However she seems closer to a Faux Action Girl as she doesn't realize the importance of cover, needs Buddy to chamber her sidearm and makes impractical use of two submachines guns and is killed by the police when she walks into the open firing away hitting nothing.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In her very first appearance onscreen, she's the only one wearing a shit-eating smirk while everyone else is stone-faced.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Her feelings for Buddy are genuine.
  • Fur and Loathing: Although not as villainous as most of the other bank robbers, Darling wears a (probably faux) fur coat during the botched gun switch and then during the diner scene, demonstrating her villainous nature.
  • Guns Akimbo: During the post office robbery she uses two submachineguns.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Unlike Buddy, Darling is incredibly reckless in fights and doesn't think to take cover.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She looks very good, and is portrayed by Eiza González, who is rather easy on the eyes.
  • Morality Pet: Darling is this to Buddy, though it's played with as she casually discusses men she's had Buddy kill for her in the past when she decides that Bats "looked at her funny".
  • Outlaw Couple: She and Buddy are a pair of murderous robbers who are madly in love with each other.
  • Psychopathic Woman Child: Although perhaps not quite a psychopath, she is very childish with her violence, as shown when she describes how she made Buddy kill men for "looking at her funny" and other minor infractions.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: When she's not making out with Buddy, she's either telling him how much she loves him or shooting people with him. It creeps out just about everyone they work with.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only female member of the gang.
  • Tattooed Crook: Has tattoos on her body and is a bank robber with her husband. She and Buddy have matching "HIS" and "HERS" tattoos on their necks.

    Griff 

Griff

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"If you don't see me again, it's because I'm dead."

Portrayed By: Jon Bernthal

One of the bank robbers who mocks Baby constantly.


  • Death Glare: Griff gives a content one towards Baby in the opening heist.
  • Jerkass: His only role in the movie is to be a dick to Baby, stealing his sunglasses and trying to intimidate him.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Briefly thought that Baby's deal was because of mental retardation, and asked Doc out loud if Baby was retarded.
  • Put on a Bus: After the first heist, he is never seen again. Given the last words we hear him say, and the director's tendency to include on-the-nose foreshadowing, he likely died unmentioned off-screen.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: In spite of it being Baby's badass driving that allowed Griff to make money, all Griff can do is constantly make fun of Baby.
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    Joseph 

Joseph

Portrayed By: CJ Jones

Baby's foster father.


  • Bury Your Disabled: Implied to have been killed by the crew when they toss Baby's apartment for the tapes he's been recording the whole time. Fortunately, Joseph is one of the few characters that Bats does not kill (or attempt to) on a whim, and he lives at least long enough to testify at Baby's trial.
  • Cool Old Guy: He has filled the parental substitute role for Baby and he is worried about Baby's criminal activities. When the deal with Doc is over (at least temporarily), Joe helps Baby to find a proper job as a pizza delivery boy. Also, he approves Baby's infatuation with Debora.
  • Elder Abuse: Gets bruised badly by Bats in his apartment to intimidate Baby. Fearing the obvious danger Bats poses to both Debora and Joseph, Baby kills him as retaliation.
  • Morality Pet: Fills this role along with Debora. His love and concern for Baby's welfare is returned, helping Baby to stay a good-natured person despite his criminal occupation.
  • Nice Guy: Joseph is a likable person who deeply cares for Baby.
  • Parental Substitute: Took Baby in after his parents' death.
  • The Voiceless: Is mute as a result of being deaf.
  • Wheelchair Woobie: A sweet old man who is both deaf and wheelchair-bound.

    JD 

JD

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"Who doesn't like hats?"
Portrayed By: Lanny Joon

A particularly foolish bank robber working for Doc.


    Eddie No-Nose 

Eddie No-Nose

’’’Portrayed By’’’: Flea
Another criminal working for Doc, he is the third member of the second heist.
  • Big "NO!": When JD doesn’t understand that Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees aren’t the same character.
  • Noodle Incident: Why Eddie is now called Eddie No-Nose after he was known as Eddie the Nose is never explained; Eddie just says it’s a “No-Nose no-no”.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better: Wields a shotgun for the armored car heist.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Like Griff, he disappears after his heist.
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