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    Charles "Chucky" Lee Ray 

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    Andy Barclay 
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Debut: Child’s Play (1988)
Portrayed by: Alex Vincent (Actor) (1, 2, Curse, Cult), Justin Whalin (3)

"This is the end, friend."

The main protagonist of the original trilogy and Deuteragonist of the seventh film, Andy is the second most recurring character in the series. On his 6th birthday, he receives a Good Guy Doll from his mother as a present. Unfortunately, it turns out it's possessed by a serial killer named Chucky who wishes to use Andy as a human host. Throughout the first three films, Andy is relentlessly pursued by Chucky in an attempt to either kill or transfer his soul into him while Andy constantly fights back to stop him.


  • Ascended Extra: In the second and third films, where Andy is given more screen time in contrast to his Supporting Protagonist role in the first film (where the role of The Hero is filled by either his mother Karen or Detective Mike Norris). Same can be said of his role in Cult after his cameo appearance in Curse.
  • Big Good: Has taken up this role in Curse and Cult due to his past experience with Chucky and how he is willing to take steps to put a stop to his next killing sprees if he returns.
  • The Bus Came Back: After a long absence from the plot starting since 3, he finally comes back in a cameo in Curse before returning to proper protagonist status in Cult.
  • Butt-Monkey: It's one thing that next to nobody is willing to believe him about the danger Chucky poses, but his entire life story makes him arguably one of the biggest ones in all of horror. He's separated from his mother, constantly framed/blamed for Chucky's atrocities, and ends up getting sent to a military school after failing to readjust to society. Even after he grows up he still suffers from this, as Cult shows him living a secluded life and eventually locked in the mental institution where he'll likely be blamed for Chucky's latest killing spree again.
  • Break the Cutie: In first and second films as a child, when he is constantly pursued by the killer doll and is helpless to find anyone to believe him, help him and to acknowledge his innocence when Chucky frames Andy for his actions, especially in the film series' unkind universe. This even continues into his adulthood as it's revealed in Cult of Chucky that Andy is now a weed-smoking gun collector who struggles to find a date partly down to his past.
  • Broken Pedestal: To Joanne in the second film after being framed for Phil's murder, resulting in her to Took a Level in Jerkass and end up an Asshole Victim not long after. Averted with the third film, as while he was Wrongly Accused by another character Major Ellis for his commander Shelton's death, Ellis to begin with already had established a low viewpoint of Andy under Shelton's entourage unlike characters in the film who initially supported the protagonist, but then turned against them after getting disillusioned by the initial viewpoints of them once catching them around the deaths of their acquaintances. In addition, Major Ellis is the only character who made a false accusation against the protagonist in the films overall who survives up to the end, while most key characters who made false accusations would be killed by Chucky not long after.
  • Cassandra Truth: No matter how hard he tries, very few believe him about Chucky being alive and trying to kill people.
  • Convicted by Public Opinion: Due to no one believing in Killer Dolls and he happens by circumstances to turn up with a death occurring around him and just before the victims' last interaction with him, Andy unfortunately finds himself as this as he is Wrongly Accused as the murderer by others rather then Chucky despite having never been officially charged with first degree murder, from being suspected by the detectives Mike Norris and Jack Santos and institutionalized by Dr. Ardmore in the first film to being welcomed Hate at First Sight by Phil Simpson and Miss Kettlewell and her students in the second film and Colonel Cochrane, Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Brett C. Shelton, his lackey Cadet Major Ellis and their military school classmates in the third film to finally having fingers easily pointed at him as a killer by those closest to the victims such as Phil's wife Joanne who was initially fond of Andy until his death immediately disillusioned her with him basing presumably out of Phil having confiding to her off-screen of how he thinks Andy could be a killer rather than a traumatized victim in the second film and Ellis for the death of his superior Shelton out of their shared established low opinion of him being trouble from the moment they set eyes at him as a New Meat green man the first time they met beforehand in the third film.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Had a shotgun within a moment's reach in Curse, just in case Chucky happened to come back. In Cult he's shown to be a gun collector. Also, he even went as far as to smuggle a gun inside a Chucky doll and to have Kyle arrive at his cabin to torture the original Chucky head.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father Bob Barclay is deceased and never appears alive onscreen.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Both he and his mom certainly did, as shown at the end of Curse. Sadly, this was subverted for him by the end of Cult.
  • Fall Guy: Chucky endlessly pins a long list of murders on Andy.
    • In the first movie, Chucky kills Andy's babysitter and his Dirty Coward Fair-Weather Friend Eddie Caputo and was perfectly willing to let Andy take the fall for it, threatening to kill Andy if he squealed about Chucky actually being a living person inside a doll.
    • In the second movie, Chucky kills Phil and Andy takes the blame for it who happened to be at the exact same scene Phil is killed.
    • In Cult, Chucky inside Nica's body locks up Andy inside a room of the mental asylum where Chucky committed several murders and leaves Andy to be dealt with by the hospital staff while Chucky escapes.
  • Hated by All: A subverted example. Andy's reputation was so damaged by Chucky's misdeeds and getting framed by him that is made him a locally mass social outcast of a pariah in front of everyone in this World of Jerkass. However, Chucky reveals that Kyle doesn't hate him.
  • The Hero: Is this by virtue of the most recurring heroic character in the movie series.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: No one believes his claims that Chucky is alive and some even suspect him of being the murderer, to a point he can be viewed easily as a Broken Pedestal to those who sided with him like his foster mother Joanne in the second film because of his bad reputation and fingers can easily point to him due to the one who he's enemies with (like Phil and Miss Kettlewell in the second film or Shelton in the third film) gets killed just after butting heads with him. This continues into his adult life when his date in Cult breaks it off due to Googling him. And then there's the ending...
  • He Who Fights Monsters: By the time of Cult his sanity is slipping and he's becoming just as ruthless of a killer as Chucky being ever so determined to kill Chucky (who in Cult has just gained the power to clone himself).
  • Invincible Hero: Downplayed in Curse of Chucky. Needless to say he was prepared for Chucky this time around, and Chucky virtually didn't stand a chance. This even continues in Cult of Chucky as while the film doesn't end well for him, he's at the very least still alive.
  • Lethal Chef: As seen by his first scene when he wants to give his mommy breakfast in bed and brings her an incredibly unappetizing meal. He's just a kid at the time, though; the trope likely doesn't apply to older Andy, who would've grown out of the "creativity" that comes with children trying to cook.
  • Loser Protagonist: He's a Hero with Bad Publicity who is framed for Chucky's killings and ends up a pariah to others despite never being officially convicted by the law for them.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: He reveals in episode 6 of Chucky that he enjoyed listening to Chucky's screams as he tormented him.
  • Older and Wiser: As an adult having Seen It All during his childhood, he is seemingly more calm, desensitized and competent towards the face of danger caused by Chucky than the scared little boy and teenager he was in the original trilogy. Though having to become a weed-smoker to de-stress may have something to do with it.
  • Only Sane Man: Unlike the other characters who are either Too Dumb to Live, Jerkasses and Asshole Victims, or a Flat-Earth Atheist who are all vulnerable to Chucky's wrath, Andy, along with other few supporting characters firmly on his side like his mother, Detective Mike Norris and Kyle, is able to recognize the danger Chucky poses and takes steps to avoid falling victim to the Killer Doll.
  • Out of Focus: He's completely absent and not even mentioned in the 4th and 5th movies.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
  • Supporting Protagonist: In the first and the seventh films, where the major roles of the protagonists are filled by his mother and Mike Norris in the former, and Nica Pierce (until she gets possessed by Chucky) in the latter.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Child's Play 3, he deals Chucky his killing blows, and in Curse of Chucky, he has apparently been waiting for another visit from him to which he greets him with a shotgun blast to the face. This is elevated in Cult of Chucky in which it's revealed that he keeps the Original Stitched!Chucky's decapitated-yet-alive head in his possession and regularly tortures him. As well as this he brutally DESTROYS Buzzcut!Chucky by stomping him in the head after preemptively hiding a pistol in the doll's stomach (which he retrieved by disembowelling him) and unloading the entire clip into him.
  • Tragic Hero: A Hero with Bad Publicity since a child who's reputation was destroyed by Chucky framing him for his crimes set in a World of Jerkass.

    Kyle 
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Portrayed by: Christine Elise

An orphan being fostered by Phil and Joanne Simpson. She becomes close to Andy after he comes to stay with the Simpsons.


  • Big Good: In the second movie, as she is the only adult standing in the way between eight-year old Andy and Chucky the killer doll.
  • Big Sister Instinct: She makes it very clear that she won't let anyone hurt Andy.
  • Broken Bird: She's gloomy and sullen all the time stemming from her Parental Abandonment as her father walked out before she was born and her mother put her up for adoption when she was three.
  • Burger Fool: Kyle says she's working a part-time job (probably a waitress or cashier) to save up money for legal emancipation.
  • The Bus Came Back: After a large disappearance after the second film, she finally reappears for the first time in 27 years in The Stinger of Cult.
  • The Cameo: Appears in The Stinger of Cult.
  • Cool Big Sister: Becomes this to Andy.
  • Dull Surprise: More or less. Once Chucky reveals himself to her, the scene cuts to him forcing her to drive at the foster care center.
  • Expy: Some note her similarities to Karen.
  • Final Girl: Of the second movie.
  • Gender-Blender Name: "Kyle" is rather unusual for a girl.
  • Only One Name: Her last name has yet to be revealed.
  • Only Sane Woman: She shares this with Andy in contrast with the other supporting characters who are either Too Dumb to Live or Jerkasses.
  • Rebellious Princess: She wants to be more independent and start supporting herself through a series of jobs that she took. Kyle casually stated she has never spent more than a month in a foster home.
  • Supporting Protagonist: In Child's Play 2.
  • Theme Naming: With Karen and Kristin as the female leads with "K" names who are close to Andy in the first three movies.
  • Tomboyish Name: Fittingly for a Final Girl.

    Tiffany Valentine 
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Debut: Bride of Chucky (1998)
Portrayed by: Jennifer Tilly, Blaise Crocker (Young)

"Barbie, eat your heart out."

Chucky's girlfriend from when he was human, Tiffany is the secondary antagonist of the next four films. Madly devoted to Chucky, she spent the next 10 years after the events of the first film searching for her lover in hope of reuniting with him. When she finally finds him, things eventually turn sour and Chucky ends up transferring her soul into a doll like him as revenge. Her and Chucky attempt to find human host for themselves while exploring their complicated relationship.


  • Affably Evil: In contrast to Chucky, Tiffany can be genuinely sweet and caring. She admires Jesse’s love for Jade, and is concerned about Glen even before learning that he's her son.
  • Affectionate Nickname: She calls Jesse "Sweetface" in Bride and does it again with Glen in Seed.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: She's the girlfriend of Chucky, a sociopathic serial killer. To be fair, she's a killer as well, albeit Affably Evil. However, she ashamedly questions her preference for bad boys to herself at the end of Bride, wondering “Why can’t I ever get it on with the really good guys?”.
  • Ascended Extra: After largely being Demoted to Extra in Curse and Cult, she regains her prominence in the tv show.
  • Ax-Crazy: It's no secret that she really loves killing.
  • Badass Longcoat: She has her signature black jacket which emphasizes her gothic aesthetic.
  • Berserk Button: Like Chucky, it doesn't take much to piss Tiffany off.
    • She doesn't like being taken advantage of, such as when Chucky told her to start washing dishes right after she made meatballs and cookies for him.
    • While she kills for fun, she hates when people she has an affection for are treated like crap.
      • When she catches a couple stealing the money she gave Jesse and Jade after they get married, she wastes no time killing them with a champagne bottle and a ceiling mirror.
      • When Redman insulted Jennifer Tilly, Tiffany who at a moment in her life where she vowed not to kill, snapped and gutted Redman.
    • She also hates when her beliefs about marriage are laughed at. Chucky learned that the hard way twice; once when she mistakenly thought he proposed, and the second time when Jesse and Jade used her own advice against her by starting an argument between them.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate / The Dragon: Sees herself as the former, though Chucky sees her as the latter.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: She has no qualms about killing people who upset her or get in her way, but she has very firm, traditional views regarding promiscuity. In Seed of Chucky, she scolds Jennifer Tilly for the latter's willingness to have sex with Redman for a part in a movie, asking her where her self-respect is.
    Tiffany: You know me. I'll kill anybody, but I'll only sleep with someone I love.
  • Breakout Villain: Her complex characterization, gothic aesthetic, and Jennifer Tilly’s excellent performance made her an instant hit with audience. She quickly became the most recognizable character in the franchise after Chucky himself and appeared in every installment since her debut. She also became heavily integral to Chucky’s backstory. Originally she was just Chucky’s girlfriend in his human life. The tv show revealed that she gave Charles his nickname “Chucky” and is actually responsible for him being a killer doll.
  • Catchphrase: "My mother always told me / said...."
  • Character Development: It’s subtle but she becomes less loyal to Chucky as the series progresses.
    • In Bride, she was extremely devoted to Chucky, wasting the majority of her life to reunite with him and had a chest tattoo of a stabbed heart with Chucky written above it. While she breaks up with him, it’s very clear she’s not over him. After she finally realizes at the end that Chucky will never change, she loses the will to live motivating her to stop the soul transfer, saving Jesse and Jade believing they made a perfect couple and that she and Chucky deserved to be in hell.
    • In the climax of Seed, Chucky decides they should give up being human and accept their new life as dolls. Tiffany breaks up with Chucky as she wants to become an actress instead of spending the rest of her life as a doll showing that she learned to move on with her life without Chucky. At the end of Seed which takes place five years later, Tiffany is happy with her new life as an actress with no hint she misses Chucky.
    • Even after she’s back together with Chucky, she doesn’t get a Chucky tattoo showing that she isn’t as devoted to him as she once was. She’s more willing to do things behind his back like cheating on him with Nica. This culminates in her breaking up with Chucky for good, even going as far to reveal that she’s the reason he’s a killer doll.
  • Color-Coded Eyes: After transferring her soul into the doll, she gains a pair of green eyes. Her human self has brown eyes.
  • Cop Killer: She kills a policeman in each of Bride, Curse and Cult.
  • Creepy High-Pitched Voice: A villainess with a high-pitched voice.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Played with in one flashback from Chucky, which depicts her with a tan and blonde hair. However, another flashback revealed she was naturally a redhead.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She has her moments, mainly towards Chucky.
  • Deliver Us from Evil: A variation in Seed. After discovering she has a child, she attempts to give up killing. Guess how well that turns out...
  • Demoted to Extra: She was Chucky’s co-star in Bride and Seed, receiving just as much screen time and development as him. After Seed, she significantly lost screen time with her role in Curse and Cult basically amounting to delivering Chucky to places he wanted to be.
  • Depraved Bisexual: Becomes one in the TV series as she really loves having sex with Nica, and also cause she regards the real Nica a much nicer person than Chucky whenever Nica's soul revisits her body. She's also shown attraction to Chucky himself.
  • Doting Parent: Demonstrates a bit of this upon discovering Glen is her son.
    Tiffany: [to Glen, overjoyed, holding her arms out] Come to Mommy!
  • Easily Forgiven: Word of God says that she can't keep herself from helping Chucky, even after being repeatedly murdered by him.
  • Even Bad Women Love Their Mamas: Constantly brings up something her mother used to say out of reverence.
  • Evil Parents Want Good Kids: In Seed as she tries to stop killing for Glen.
  • Evil Redhead: Was one in her youth as far the television series is concerned.
  • Evil Wears Black: At least a few times she's worn black and she's shown to be villainous.
  • Femme Fatale: She isn’t above using her attractiveness to further her goals. Somewhat downplayed compared to most examples as she will only sleep with someone she loves so she won’t use sex as a manipulation tactic.
  • Fiery Redhead: When she still had her original human body, her natural hair color was red instead of blonde. Fitting considering her short temper.
  • Giggling Villain: Which makes it a Distaff Counterpart of Chucky's recognizable Evil Laugh and giggles.
  • Goth: She has a general gothic appearance and is a killer like Chucky; her becoming a Killer Doll just makes her creepier and adds to this vibe.
  • Goth Girls Know Magic: She learned enough voodoo to revive Chucky in the fourth movie.
  • Greed: Seed follows Tiffany pursuing Jennifer Tilly to possess her so she can live Tilly's opulent lifestyle as a movie star in Hollywood with lavish luxuries. Cult implies that even though Tiffany did end up possessing Jennifer Tilly's body and riches, she appears not to have gone down the path of becoming a movie starnote .
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Despite not showing up until Bride, the season finale revealed she made an enormous influence on the original trilogy. She was the one who ratted Chucky out to Mike Norris leading into his transformation into a killer doll.
  • Hidden Depths: You expect her to be your typical seductive villainess. Tiffany is seductive…but there’s a twist. She does seduce people to further her goals but she is against sleeping with someone she doesn’t love. She isn’t fond of sluts and was disgusted to find out her idol was prostituting herself to get a part in a movie.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: Twice in her debut.
    • She dumps the bride doll in Chucky's playpen with the ring on its finger. Chucky uses the ring to saw his way out of the playpen.
    • When talking with Jesse, she states, "When a woman spends all day slaving over a hot stove for a man, the least he can do is the dishes.". Later in the movie, Jesse and Jade both use this to get Chucky to provoke Tiffany, which gives Jade the opportunity to kick Tiffany in the oven and Jesse the chance to disarm Chucky.
  • Hypocrite: She scolds Chucky for still killing when they were going “cold turkey” in regards to killing despite her killing Redman.
  • I Can Change My Beloved: During Seed, Tiffany believed in converting Chucky into a peaceful law-abiding citizen who doesn't kill people anymore.
  • Iconic Sequel Character: She’s so iconic to the franchise at this point that it’s easy to forget that she wasn't in the original trilogy.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: At the end of Cult she seems perfectly fine to continue her relationship with Chucky even though he's inhabiting a female body. Commenting with a shrug, "It works for her."
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Her doll form is a basically creepy miniature caricature of her actress Jennifer Tilly. Initially, when Tiffany has her soul transferred into the bridal doll for the first time, she was a brunette, much like Tilly's real-life hair color, before she dyed it blonde along with changing the rest of her appearance to resemble a doll version of her human form.
  • Laughably Evil: Like Chucky.
  • Licking the Blade: She has a routine way of killing that involves slitting a victim's throat with a nail file, filing her nails with said nail file, and licking her blood-covered finger afterward. In Cult, she licks the whole nail file in addition to licking her finger after killing the asylum's security guard this way.
  • Living Toy: Just like Chucky, she spends several entries being a plastic doll animated by a human soul.
  • Makeup Is Evil: A villainess who wears makeup in her doll form and has worn it at least once as a human.
  • Meaningful Name: Her maiden name is “Valentine”. Kinda fitting for a romantic like her.
  • Momma's Boy: Kinda gender-inverted as "Momma's Girl" is more accurate. She frequently references advice that her mother gave her. In Seed, we find out that Charles Lee Ray killed her mother, probably because she got in the way of their relationship.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: She's captivated by murder and gore, which shouldn't come as a surprise given that she's a Serial Killer. In Bride of Chucky, when she thinks Damien has finally killed somebody, she asks him for the details with rapturous joy. She seems to also like more run-of-the-mill or harmless things that are spooky—spiders (she has a pet tarantula in Bride), Horror Films (she watches Bride of Frankenstein in Bride) and Goth decor. Additionally, she doesn't seem to consider Chucky's grotesque, stitched up appearance a turn-off at all.
  • Noble Demon: She's almost as ruthless and sadistic as Chucky. Unlike him though, she is capable of empathy as she does care about those close to her. She has a soft spot for children as she was concerned about Glen even before learning he was her son.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: She’s more of a schemer than a combatant. She’s a skilled serial killer but seems to be outmatched when faced with someone with actual combat experience. She has never won a straight up fight against Chucky.
  • Parents as People: She isn’t a perfect parent to Glen, what with her accidentally exposing him to violence and trying to dictate that he be a girl and not a boy aggravating Glen psychologically. Despite this, it’s very clear that she loves him. She tries to stop killing to give Glen the life he deserves and is fine with him making his own choices. Tiffany and Glen actually have a strong bond. She’s definitely a better parent to Glen than Psychs and Chucky. She’s actually a better parent than Lucas who is against his son making his own choices.
  • Perky Female Minion: A Perky Goth who is just as evil and sadistic as the doll she is paired up with.
  • Politically Correct Villain: She’s fine with her son deciding to be gender fluid. She also eventually falls in love with Nica(a paraplegic woman) in the tv show.
  • Psychopathic Womanchild: She's almost as evil as Chucky, and is just as immature as he is. She throws a huge tantrum involving her screaming at Chucky even throwing dirty plates at him for asking her while she was cooking for him to wash the dishes while she's at it before splitting the argument into two directions: one about the domestic duties and the other about their sex life.
  • Psycho Pink: At least twice she's worn pink and she's shown to be a vile serial killer.
  • Rags to Riches: She started out living in a van. Since becoming Jennifer Tilly, she's been able to afford a mansion and 72 expensive Good Guy dolls.
  • Redemption Rejection: In Seed, she considers giving up killing to set Glen a better example, and at the end of the movie, she starts a new life raising Glen and Glenda in their human bodies. Unfortunately, at the end of Cult, it's revealed she's gone back to her old ways, killing people with Chucky all over again.
  • Remember the New Girl?: She reveals she was around the time the events of the first film occurred, found a ring from Chucky's Lakeshore Strangler victims on the floor at the destroyed toy store on Wabash Street, thinking it was an engagement ring and was established as Chucky's girlfriend even before the films which was oddly never referenced (not even by Chicago police nor Det. Mike Norris with Chucky's voodoo teacher John mentioned as his only connection to him, unless of course she was very good at keeping a such an obscure low profile that no one at the time acknowledged her connection to the Lakeshore Strangler) in the original 1988-1991 trilogy until Bride.
  • Retired Monster: Her goal was essentially this in Seed. She wanted to get out of the whole killing business altogether to focus on being a good mother to Glen and being an actress. It didn’t last as she’s straight up back to killing in the following installments.
  • Sadist: Very much so. Just look at her happy expression as she watches a couple she's just caused shards of glass to fall onto scream for their lives.
  • Serial Killer: Like Chucky, she was one as a human and is one as a doll. Unlike Chucky, however, she describes killing as a "drug" whereas Chucky views it as a hobby. Though starting in Curse, Tiffany seems to be very ecstatic about offing people.
  • Shipper on Deck: While she does have sort of an affection for Jesse (see below), she encourages his relationship with Jade, even giving him advice. Said advice later becomes Chekhov's Gun.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She's madly in love with Chucky, but deep down, she does wish for the devotion of a good man. Her comment lampshades it when Jesse tells her to go.
    Tiffany: Why can't I ever get it on with the real good guys?
  • Sinister Shades: She's a villainess who's worn shades at least once.
  • Slashed Throat: Frequently offs her victims via slitting their throats.
  • Slasher Smile: She displays this in Bride as she gleefully watches Chucky hack a policeman to death with his knife and again as she slaughters Diane and Ross, two pickpockets in a motel.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: In Bride and Seed, she was arguably the bigger focus than Chucky. Seed especially as Chucky takes a backseat and has a much smaller role in favor Tiffany. Even after she lost screen time starting from Curse, she would still find a way to steal the show from Chucky one way or another. The tv show revealed she's responsible for Chucky being a killer doll as she was the one who ratted him out to Mike Norris.
  • The Starscream: Having already vented her frustrations about her relationship with Chucky in the TV series, she cuts his head off in the season one finale and completely usurps his scheme.
  • Straw Feminist: In Bride, she gets pissed over Chucky telling her to wash dishes right after she made Swedish meatballs and chocolate chip cookies. In Seed, she objects to Jennifer Tilly prostituting herself to get movie roles by chewing her out and then disemboweling the man she was going to sleep with. She also treats her mother's every word as her highest creed of morality.
    Tiffany: It's like my mother always said: A woman spends all day over a hot stove slaving away for her man. The least he can do is the dishes.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: She was never nice per se (being a sadistic serial killer), but Bride and Seed established that she has a soft spot for families, children, romance, etc. and is capable of compassion and remorse. Therefore, she could very well become nice if she were to fully reform. In other words, she has standards. She was also more than capable of standing up to Chucky once she felt those standards had been crossed. Evidence of this is how in Bride, she calls off the soul-switch between Chucky, Jesse, Jade, and herself once she sees how in love Jesse and Jade are. In Seed she's concerned about Glen's safety and feelings even before realizing that he was her son. She's also seen interacting lovingly with other kids at the end of the aforementioned film. In Cult, however, she has no qualms about killing absolutely anybody in order to help Chucky, and she callously laughs off the death of Alice, Nica's niece, like it's nothing. This can also double as an Out-of-Character Moment.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She's even more crazy about Swedish meatballs than Chucky is.
  • Troll: She has her moments. After she traps Chucky in a playpen in Bride, she gives him a bridal doll to mess with him. She also withheld the fact that she ratted him out most likely for her own amusement.
  • Twofer Token Minority: She’s bisexual and heavily implied to be half-Asian(Blaise Crocker and Jennifer Tilly are half-Chinese).
  • Villain Has a Point:
    • She’s absolutely right that Jennifer Tilly shouldn’t be prostituting herself just to get a part in a movie
    • She's no saint herself, but she was right in episode 8 of Chucky when she pointed out to Chucky needed her to succesfully carry out his Evil Plan.
  • Villainous Glutton: She's become one in the TV series after possessing Tilly who was a Big Eater herself, much to her embarrassment and Chucky's chagrin.
  • Villainous Parental Instinct: She genuinely loves her child Glen/Glenda and tries to prevent Chucky from killing them.
  • Walking Spoiler: The Chucky TV series greatly expands on her origin and also turns the entire franchise on its head.
  • Was Once a Man: Much like Chucky, she used to be a human until he ripped out her soul and trapped it inside a plastic doll.
  • Weight Woe: After possessing Jennifer Tilly's body, she develops this in the TV series and Chucky complains she needs to lose weight.
  • Wild Card: Her alien view of right and wrong can make her extremely unpredictable. She isn’t on any side but her own. The tv show reveals that despite being Chucky’s most prominent accomplice, she is actually the cause for Chucky being a killer doll as she ratted him out to Mike Norris in the first place.
  • Villainesses Want Heroes:
    • In her debut appearance Bride, there were many qualities in Jesse that Tiffany admired that she didn't find in Chucky to the point she asked herself, "Why can't I ever get it on with the real good guys?"
    • In the TV series, she complains she doesn't want to be with Chucky anymore for always verbally abusing her especially by fat-shaming and decides she'll just stick with the real Nica for treating her nicer.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: She's a beloved actress as Jennifer Tilly with the public unaware that she's a psychotic serial killer who stole Tilly's body.
  • Visual Development: She originally had a chest tattoo of a stabbed heart with Chucky written above it and the tattoo carried over when she became a doll. After becoming Jennifer Tilly, it’s gone. Possibly to show she doesn’t love Chucky as much as she used to.
  • Yandere: Becomes one in the television series where she develops a creepy obsession with Nica and is very possessive of her.

    Nica Pierce 
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Debut: Curse of Chucky (2013)
Portrayed by: Fiona Dourif

The youngest daughter of Sarah, sister of Barb, sister-in-law of Ian, and aunt of Alice.


  • Action Survivor: Through and through, Nica won't back down from Chucky or Tiff.
  • An Arm and a Leg: At the end of Season 1 of Chucky, Tiffany cuts off her arms and legs to ensure that Chucky won't be able to do anything the next time he takes her over.
  • Broken Pedestal: To her brother-in-law Ian in Curse after being framed for Barb's and Jill's deaths and Alice's kidnapping, resulting in him to Took a Level in Jerkass in a misguided Papa Wolf attempt and end up an Asshole Victim not long after. Averted in Cult in regards to Claire, as she to begin with already had an established low viewpoint of Nica unlike characters in the film who initially supported the protagonist, but then turned against them after getting disillusioned by the initial viewpoints of them once catching them around the deaths of their acquaintances.
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Barb's Cain.
  • Convicted by Public Opinion: Due to no one believing in Killer Dolls even after nearly thirty years in the films' timeframe since the first film and she happens by circumstances to turn up with a death occurring around him and just before the victims' last interaction with her, Nica unfortunately finds herself as this as she is Wrongly Accused as the murderer by others rather then Chucky, from her closest confident and brother-in-law Ian to be quick in being disillusioned with her after their established bonding before the events of Curse upon finding Barb and Jill dead, Alice missing and catching Nica redhanded with an ax in the garage to being judged with total contempt by her arresting officer and hypocritically Dirty Cop Stanton who gives her "The Reason You Suck" Speech in a deleted scene to being forced to accept responsibility by granted by Dr. Foley to being welcomed Hate at First Sight by Claire to finally having fingers easily pointed at her as a killer by those closest to the victims such as Claire out of her established and preordained Hate at First Sight for the death of her friend Angela and Foley for hitting him with a bottle in the back of head despite having her at his mercy right before his eyes without ever lifting a finger to due such a thing under his watch during their hypnosis session.
  • Decoy Protagonist: In Cult, Character Focus initially follows Nica in the first and second acts. However, after getting her body possessed by Chucky, the film follows Andy instead.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Doesn't appreciate Barb's constant worrying about her.
  • Driven to Suicide: Subverted in Cult. The guilt from learning about Alice's death was too much for her to take, so she attempted suicide by slitting her wrist with one of the spokes of her wheelchair. Unfortunately for her, Chucky wasn't going to let her take the easy way out...
  • Feel No Pain: Justified yet downplayed. Due to being a paraplegic, Nica doesn't feel pain in her legs, but she feels pain everywhere else. During Chucky, Tiffany uses this to see through her attempt to pretend to be Chucky in her body, via stabbing a knife into her leg.
  • Fighting from the Inside: In Season 1 of Chucky, it's revealed that there are moments in which Nica regains control of her body, until Chucky reasserts himself over her. In the season finale, Tiffany cuts off Nica's arms and legs to prevent Chucky from hurting her.
  • Grand Theft Me: Becomes the new host for Chucky at the end of Cult.
  • Handicapped Badass: Even though she's stuck in a wheelchair with an unspecified heart condition, she still survives a head-on fight with Chucky.
  • Heroine With Bad Publicity: For being another unlucky Loser Protagonist who is Wrongly Accused for Chucky's killings.
  • Iconic Sequel Character: First appears in Curse of Chucky.
  • Loser Protagonist: Even more so than Andy. Being wheel-chaired bound and mistreated by her Big Sister Bully is bad enough, but to end up as a Heroine With Bad Publicity following being Wrongly Accused and later Convicted by Public Opinion for Chucky's killings and later becoming Chucky's first human vessel and not a Killer Doll this time is much worse. In the TV show, she's now possessed by Chucky and even in her rare moments of regaining back her body, Tiffany is around to insure she stays a prisoner.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Chucky upon possessing her in the TV series constantly forces her to be scantily clad.
  • Only Sane Woman: In contrast to her Big, Screwed-Up Family members.
  • Remember the New Guy?: It turns out her family, specifically her mother Sarah was the true cause behind the events that led to the opening of the original 1988 film (which was strangely never brought up in the first film itself, not even by Det. Mike Norris to Karen when he explained the events of the manhunt and Ray's death).
  • Sex Slave: In the TV series, if being possessed by Chucky and forced to sexually service Tiffany in only her underwear all to please Chucky counts. And when Nica's true soul revisits her body, Tiffany (while knowing it's Nica) tells her that they will be a couple forever with Tiff adding on that she prefers the scared and confused Nica to Chucky's verbally abrasive ways.
  • Tragic Heroine: A wheelchair-bound Heroine With Bad Publicity who's reputation was destroyed by Chucky framing her for his crimes and later an implied rape victim set in a World of Jerkass.
  • Worthy Opponent: In Cult, she becomes this to Chucky, to the point when its revealed her psychiatrist Dr. Foley has been sexually harassing her, Chucky respects her well enough that, after transferring his soul into her, he tells Foley just before killing him: "This is for Nica."

    Damballa 

A Voodoo spirit who grants any wish Chucky commands of him through chanting.


  • Adaptational Villainy: In the real-life Voodoo religion, he's a benevolent creator spirit. Here, he's basically the God of Evil
  • Benevolent Genie: In the sense that he's benevolent to psychopath serial killers granting them any wish they desire so long as they do the chant.
  • The Ghost: He doesn't appear in the movies, but does play a crucial role since it is because of his powers that Chucky is able to cheat death multiple times.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Damballa's name is said in each and every movie of the series, and Chucky (or Tiffany and Glen) recites a chant to Damballa to grant a wish of theirs.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: The only reason Chucky fails to possess Tyler in the third movie is because Damballa's lighting misses them when he completes the chant, buying Andy time to save Tyler.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: In the first three movies, Chucky could only use Damballa's powers to transfer his soul out of the doll into the first human being he revealed himself to (Andy in the first two, Tyler in the third). In the next two movies, this rule no longer applies and you can now transfer your soul into any human being as long as you possess a necklace named The Heart of Damballa. In the sixth and seventh movies, he doesn't NEED the necklace to do this anymore ultimately leading to Chucky finally winning.
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