Charlie and the Chocolate Factory not only has an unusually large cast of significant characters, but the bulk of them are Flat Characters in the original novel. The major adaptations — the 1971 film, the 2005 film, the 2010 opera, and the 2013 stage musical — all work to correct this issue, but take different directions in the process. Each folder thus starts with general tropes for the character(s) in question, and then moves on to additional and alternative tropes for their depictions in specific adaptations.
- Willy Wonka
- Bucket Family
- The Four Bratty Kids
- Other Adult Characters
- Adaptation Specific Characters