Here are all of the boxers that appeared in Black & Bruised:
- Big Good: This may be a stretch but whenever somebody in the game wants to take up professional boxing in their story mode, they usually go to Mickey's bar to fight, thus moving their story along.
- Born Unlucky: If someone had picked the opposite result to every bet Mickey had made, that person would had been a millionaire.
- Butt-Monkey: Well, this trope counts for most of the boxers in their story modes, Mickey probably gets this the worst, being beaten up by Bronto Sore in at least half of his pre-fight cutscenes. In fact, he has TWO permanent black eyes.
- Casanova Wannabe: Tries to woo Holly Vixen in her story mode. Unfortunately, she doesn't return his advances.
- Fiery Redhead: He is quite the feisty redheaded fighter.
- Fighting Irish: If you can't already tell by not only his accent but he has four-leaf clovers on his trunks and has the same symbol for his Circling Birdies.
- The Gambler: This is deconstructed as it cost him most of his money and spent the majority of his story mode, trying to earn cash to repay Bronte Sore.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Bronto Sore. After the brute had been antagonizing Mickey throughout the latter's story mode, when Mickey finally wins the grand prize money and pays off Bronto, they have a drink together as if nothing happened. The narrator was right. They do go back...
- Bare Your Midriff: Her outfit. Noticeably, she is the only girl in the game to have this trope despite Holly Vixen and Jumping Janet being known as both Ms. Fanservice In-Universe by the narrator.
- Brainless Beauty: She may be a hot cowgirl but her intelligence isn't as impressive judging by her... comebacks to some of her opponents pre-fight Trash Talk in her story mode.
- Pharaoh: When it comes to the performing arts, you have a talent for silent films.
- Cowgirl: She looks more like a hillbilly but she is really this. Her stage even takes places in a country-style bar, complete with a mechanical bull.
- "I'm gonna brand your ass!"
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf: She can't sing to save her live. That doesn't stop her from trying to make it big in a singing career though.
- Ms. Fanservice: Just look at a couple of her other tropes.
- Multi Coloured Hair: It is hard to notice at first glance but streaks of her hair clashes with the rest of it. Made even more evident in her alternate skin.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: Well, Nadine certainly does.
- Canada, Eh?: He has a stereotypical accent, even saying "eh" as a Verbal Tic while making several references to Canada like being a lumberjack, the Northern lights and Medicare.
- Fluffy the Terrible: He is actually the largest of the boxers.
- Gentle Giant: Downplayed. He is more than happy to bust a few heads with his fists just like everyone else but he is one of the least likely to partake in Jerkass behaviour in his or others' story modes.
- Mighty Glacier: What he lacks in speed and movement, he literally makes up for it in strength and reach.
- Mighty Lumberjack: So mighty that he literally takes down trees with his own hands
- Stay in the Kitchen: This is one of his Trash Talk quotes. However, he says this whether his opponent is female OR male...
- You Gotta Have Green Hair: For some reason, he has green hair.
- Bald of Evil: Or rather, Bald Of Arrogance.
- Berserk Button: Messing with what he thinks is his spotlight, which is literally everything.
- Cultured Badass: He is an actor in theatre AND a boxer.
- Fragile Speedster: Becomes this in his story mode where in his fight against Bronto Sore, he is much faster but at the cost of being easier to knock out.
- It's All About Me: He believes that he should be the star of every show he appears in and anyone who mess with his craft is in serious trouble. Deconstructed as said behaviour was why he got fired in his story mode and had to go back into show business through various jobs.
- Large Ham: As expected by an egoistical actor, he likes to chew the scenery.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He fancies himself an Egyptian actor that deserves to be the main act and acts better than everyone else. Needless to say, this attitude got him a rude awakening from several boxers. Also, he is not even remotely Egyptian.
- Walk Like an Egyptian: He does this as his boxing pose even though doing so in real life is practically begging for a CurbstompBattle. Even more ridiculous when he isn't even Egyptian!
- All-American Face: What he fancies himself to be as he even called himself the American dream.
- Big Brother Bully: What he was to Ally. He soon mellows out in his sister's ending.
- Eagleland: A rare mixture where he could be Type 1 and 2.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: His stats are all-around balanced.
- Jerk Jock: Fancies himself a football player before he was a boxer? Check. Acts as if he was The American Dream itself? Check?
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After treating his sister, Ally Gator like crap in her story mode, they had reconciled with each other, showing that Kid DOES have a heart.
- Sibling Rivalry: With Ally Gator in her story mode until up
- Small Name, Big Ego: To the point that he is even referring him in Third Person.
- Wearing a Flag on Your Head: He has the star-splanged banner on his headband and trunks.
- Cultured Badass: His stage takes place in a Big Fancy House with classical music playing in the background. However, personality-wise, Dudley he is not.
- Dastardly Whiplash: His story mode has him trying to swindle people out of their homes/businesses all of his own gain. Also, while his moustache seems like a normal one, it could easily turn into one associated with his tropes when he is scheming something or just plain pissed.
- Evil Brit: He has a stereotypical stuffy British accent and is one of the biggest jerks in the game.
- Fat Bastard: He has a gut on his.
- High-Class Glass: Wears a monocle, even when fighting.
- I Surrender, Suckers: Has a special move where he acts like he backs away in free, only to deal a deadly uppercut to his hapless opponent.
- Jerkass: He is without a doubt one of the most, if not THE most unpleasant person in the game with his arrogance and dishonesty. It had gotten to the point where three of the people he screwed over had teamed up on him in his mansion.
- Mighty Glacier: Have similar strength and weaknesses to Tiny. However, he is less strong and more fast.
- Punny Name: And boy does he lives up to it!
- Rags to Riches: In his backstory, it turns out that he was never always rich and fought his way to the top. However, for some reason, he ended up at the bottom again and had to climb him way back to the top yet again.
- Rich Bastard: To the point that his boxing gloves has dollar signs on them and even have dollar bills sticking out of his pants.
- Stout Strength: Despite his out-of-shape body, he specializes in strength and reach.
- Acrofatic: If knocked down in a very uncomfortable position and he manages to recover before the ten count, he will flip back onto his feet with surprising skill.
- Bad-Guy Bar: Creates one at the end of his story mode.
- Bald of Evil: Remember someone wants to hire a thug to force another boxer to pay some kind of debt, it is usually Bronto.
- Easily Forgiven: Despite antagonizing Mickey for his entire story mode, the two have a drink at the end as if nothing happened. Another example of this is a blink-and-miss moment in his own story where he kidnapped Odiva. Then, in the next pre-fight cut-scene, she was seen batting her eyes in a seductive fashion. Though it is unknown if she was doing this to Bronto or the player.
- Fat Bastard: An out-of-shape man who is a notorious criminal.
- Hypocritical Humor: In Jackpot's Story mode, Bronto taunts his opponent and telling him he looked like he ate his last opponent. Dude, you are one of the last people who should talk about people's weight.
- Mighty Glacier: Has the highest strength stat in the game. However, he is poor in everything else.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: In El Luchador's story mode, Bronto dons an outfit similar to the superhero's and tried to frame him for crimes, tarnishing his good name. However, anyone with a brain could tell that he was an imposter just by looking at his body build.
- Punny Name: Brontosaur. Fitting for someone of his size and toughness.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: Wears his prison outfit with the sleeves ripped off. Notice that in his stage, the other jailbirds' outfit have long sleeves.
- Stout Strength: Despite his gut, he has one of the highest strength stats in the game.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Mickey McFist. See his entry. Also, when Bronte was on the lam again, Mickey has no problems with giving the jailbird a job.
- Acrofatic: Just like Bronto, if knocked down in an unflatting fashion, he will flip onto his feet if he manages to recover before the ten count.
- Bald of Evil: Well, he is not so much evil as short-tempered.
- Big Eater: To the point is so Obsessed with Food that just looking at the remains of a meal makes him drool.
- Chef of Iron: Becomes one when he gets his own burger joint.
- Fat Bastard: He certainly likes to throw his weight around when he is angry.
- Fat Slob: At the start of his story mode, he was literally digging through dumpsters for food and fighting at Mickey's for cash to get by.
- Lethal Chef: Despite being presentable as a decent chef in his own story node, his food is less than complimentary in Tiny's story mode to the point where body blows feel like a freight train to the giant.
- Mighty Glacier: Somewhat. He has high strength and low speed but his movement is more than decent...
- Scary Black Man: Despite his comical obsession with food, he is certainly not a person that you would want to piss off.
- Stout Strength: Just like Bronto, he has one of the stronger boxers, despite his out-of-shape body.
- This Loser Is You: Just look at the above tropes! Fortunately, he gets somewhat better when he opens his own diner, thus
- Badass Biker: It should be noted that she is one of the few people that doesn't go through Amusing Injuries during her story mode. That is how much you don't mess with her.
- Biker Babe: She is into motorcycles and towards her way around them inside and out.
- Even Bad Girls Love Their Daddies: As a tough-as-nails fighter as she is, she has a soft spot for her father and will do anything to protect his shop.
- Fiery Redhead: She may act aloof at first but when you anger her, she will hold no mercy.
- Ms. Fanservice: While she doesn't show too much skin in her outfit, she is definitely presented as such.
- Nice Bandana: Wears one in her hair.
- The Promise: To look after her father's garage. She even scoffs at Royal Pain trying to buy it off of her hands. Keep in mind, a lot of the boxers are motivated by greed.
- Wrench Wench: Starts to look after her father's garage after he got hospitalized. Despite a lot of men felt that her place with a car is in the backseat, Holly deals with the criticism... In her own way.
- Clear My Name: When Royal Pain had fired Bronto Sore to don a similar outfit to El Luchador and rob the bank, El Luchador had to clear his name and unmask the imposter with a Level 3 power-up.
- Cool Mask: Justified seeing that his Superhero outfit is based on Masked Luchadors.
- Large Ham: He really likes playing the role as the hero.
- Masked Luchador: Somewhat. Despite his name and outfit, he fits by boxing just like everyone else. However, in his special moves, he shows some amazing agility and aerobatics like you would expect from one.
- Superhero: Fancies himself as one for his hometown.
- Took a Level in Badass: He used to be bullied when he was a child so he took up boxing to defend himself and later along the way had decided to protect his home.
- Wouldn't Hit a Girl: In Odiva's story mode, he was hesitant on fight her because he felt that she was a fragile woman. This mindset makes sense when you realize that he never fought any woman in his story mode and vice versa. However, let's just say Odiva had brought his dated views up to speed.
- Your Mom: One of his pre-fight story mode Trash Talk lines.
- "I wave my undergarments at your mother!"
- Fiery Redhead: She has one of the shortest tempers in the game and that is saying a lot.
- Granola Girl: Her main gimmick is that she lives in the swamp with the wild animals unless she needs to group an environmental group. However, she is NOT as passive as most examples of this trope.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Just like her brother, her stats are the most balanced.
- Nice Hat: She wears a backwards cap.
- Not Good with People: Prefers to be with animals than actual people.
- Punny Name: Fitting for someone who lives in a gator pit.
- Sibling Rivalry: With Kid USA until they reconciled in her ending.
- Soapbox Sadie: In Jackpot's story mode, she was protesting in front of his burger point, thus causing a fight between the both of them.
- Token Wholesome: She is the most modestly-dressed woman in the game.
- All-American Face: At one point, he was even saluting to the American flag.
- Colonel Badass: There is a reason why he is in charge of handling recruits.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: He is in charge of teaching new recruits hand-to-hand combat and whipping them into shape, physically and mentally.
- Eagleland: Type 1. He may be a strict drill sergeant but morally-wise, he is a decent guy. He even asks Kid USA to fill in for his opponent for a charity match.
- Punny Name: Fitting for a Drill Sergeant Nasty.
- Teeny Weenie: Implied when Major Flak was changing and thought he was alone, only for Holly Vixen and laugh at his misery. The Major was NOT pleased.
- Alpha Bitch: Acts like one with being obsessed with her looks and not caring about anyone but herself.
- It's All About Me: Very much so. It seems that she thinks the entire world revolves around her.
- Jerkass: Arguably the worst of the bunch. In nearly all of her story mode fights, the reason behind it is because she had pissed off somebody with her rude, selfish and dishonest attitude. It had gotten to the point that three of her victims had teamed up to gang up on her in an alley.
- Leotard of Power: Fights in one.
- Ms. Fanservice: Just like Knuckles Nadine and Holly Vixen.
- Rich Bitch: She doesn't have dollar signs on her boxing gloves and having dollar bills sticking out of her outfit but she definitely counts.
- She-Fu: As an aerobics instructor, one of her special moves involves doing an uppercut by flipping.
- White Hair, Black Heart: She has white hair and definitely has a black heart.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Granted, she is not the sole example of this trope but with her dedication to her training and her proud nature, she is definitely one of the most prominent. Technically, she is a Arrogant Boxing Gal.
- Levitating Lotus Position: She is shown doing so upside-down in her ending. Well, she stumbles out of it for a moment and had to recover before anyone notices but at least all of the training Old Master gave her paid off...
- Training from Hell: Endures this from Old Master. Mainly because he doesn't like the idea of a woman fighter and tried to get rid of her.
- You Go, Girl!: Despite all of the crap, Old Master puts her through, Maiaguru just gets more and more determined to pass her training.
- Artistic License Martial Arts: His stance is similar to a bullfighter's one. Let's see how far that gets you in a real boxing match.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: It doesn't take him much for him to get jealous.
- Dashing Hispanic: Fancies himself as one.
- "Matador needs no one woman when he is loved by all women."
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Makes you think what did people called him BEFORE he got into bull-fighting.
- Nice Hat: He wouldn't live up to his name without the full outfit.
- Out of Focus: Other than a scene in Knuckles Nadine's story, he doesn't appear anywhere in any story mode but his own for some reason.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Wears a full costume of a matador's outfit, even when fighting.. This makes him the most fully-clothed fighter (besides El Luchador but at least HIS outfit could be used in a fight.)
- Something About a Rose:
- Toros y Flamenco: He is a bull-fighter who has dramatic flamenco as his Leitmotif.
- Dirty Old Man: His story mode has him going to America for the booze, money and the chicks. At the end of his story mode, he turned the dojo into a "Shaolin Bikini Village" complete with Palette Swaps of Knuckles Nadine.
- Dirty Old Monk: Just look at the two above tropes.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Not that he doesn't deserve that title or anything.
- Levitating Lotus Position: Does this in his pre-fight pose.
- Nice Hat: Wears a cap on his head.
- Old Master: Um, duh. Despite his age, he is more than capable with fighting other boxers who are more than twice as young than him.
- Straw Misogynist: He has "old-fashioned" views on woman and wasn't that keen on training Maiaguru until she paid him upfront.
- Sinsister Minister: He cares more about fame, fortune and woman than the integrity of his village's teachings, he tries to get rid of a more than capable student just because she is a woman and he is not above training somebody just so he could take their championship away from them.
- Treacherous Advisor: For Maiaguru and Kid USA. With Maiaguru, he invokes Training from Hell on her to get her to quit, seeing that he doesn't want to train a woman fighter AND she had already paid him upfront. As for Kid USA, he trained him only for him to challenge Kid immediately when he found the championship because he knows all of Kid's tricks and saw this as an easy victory.
- Brawn Hilda: As opposed to the rest of the women in the game, she is big and stout.
- Cultured Badass: An opera singer and a boxer.
- Lady of War: Fancies herself as one.
- Large Ham: She speaks as if she is doing so through her singing voice.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: In Bronto's story mode, he kidnapped Odiva to deliver to Mickey. [[Noodle Incident. Don't ask why, the game never explains.]] She was bound and gagged but had managed to get her gag free to use her singing voice as a weapon to save herself.
- Mighty Glacier: Just like Tiny and Royal Pain, she specializes in strength and reach but not so much in speed and movement.
- Multi Coloured Hair: Has streaks of purple and pink in her way.
- Nice Hat: She wears a tiara on her head.
- Prim and Proper Bun: She wears her hair like this which is fitting for a
- Stout Strength: Same deal as Bronto and Jackpot.
- Arrogant Boxing Guy: Manages to outdo Maiaguru in this trope.
- Bald of Evil: Evil may somewhat of a stretch but you certainly don't want to catch him in a bad mood.
- Out-of-Character Moment: He is shown to be hitting on Matador's girlfriend, Dolcita. Out of all of the characters in the game, you wouldn't expect the Proud Warrior Race Guy to perform such an act, especially when having this dopey smile on their face...
- Person of Mass Destruction: He is described and being able to
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Acts like such. Especially in Royal Pain where he shown the British man that he is not too keen on turning his homeland into a tourist attraction.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has a red lining around his eyes, showing how serious he is.
- Spikes of Villainy: Wears a spiked collar.
- Third-Person Person: Talks like this.
- Training from Hell: His story mode has him going through this to become his village's chief. As if it may be excessive but simple with him fighting five boxers at once. But then, he had to win a fight without knocking his opponent down and had to survive three round without throwing a single punch. Man, these guys take their challenges even more seriously than King Kahn...
- Training Dummy: Um, duh.
- Joke Character: He has without a doubt the worst stats in the game. Then again, it was more created for taking punches rather than throwing them...
- Losing Your Head: A comical variation, seeing that it is just a dummy. Doing a hard uppercut towards literally send its head flipping up.
- The Voiceless: As expected from a training dummy.