Chucky/Charles Lee Ray
The main antagonist of the franchise, as well as the most recurring character. Originally a human serial killer known as "The Lakeshore Strangler" who practiced Voodoo, he was chased down by the cops one night that resulted in him being shot by Detective Mike Norris in a toy store. Wanting to escape death, Chucky proceeded to use a Voodoo spell to transfer his soul into a Good Guy Doll. Ever since, Chucky has continued to rack up a body count in his quest to find a human host suitable for him to transfer himself back into while also getting revenge on those he feels has wronged him.
- 0% Approval Rating: As both Chucky and Charles Lee Ray, a majority of people have many different reasons to despise him due to the horrific legacy he left behind (as Charles Lee Ray) and as a murderous doll.
- And I Must Scream: In the Hack/Slash crossover, it's implied that Chucky is stuck in this type of state whenever he dies. Played majorly in Cult of Chucky where we see that the remains of the Stitched!Chucky's now-decapitated head is kept gagged in a safe and only brought out to be tortured every so often by his old nemesis, Andy Barclay.
- And This Is for...: In a rare almost Pet the Dog moment, Chucky states "this is for Nica" before stomping Dr. Foley to death slowly and graphically, after having successful possessed Nica.
- And Your Little Dog, Too! / Evil Is Petty: After killing Sarah Pierce for calling the police on him and inadvertently setting off his original death in the first film, he opts to stay and ruin the lives of the rest of her family by killing most of them, framing her younger daughter Nica for the murders to land her in a mental hospital, and then apparently trying to possess her granddaughter Alice. Damn.
- Arch-Enemy: To Andy since he repeatedly harasses him and his family. Cemented in Curse of Chucky when his next target, after Sarah and Nica, is Andy.
- Ax-Crazy: Killing people is literally a hobby to him.
- The Bad Guy Wins: The main story of Curse of Chucky. He successfully pins his crimes on Nica after killing her mother, getting his revenge on the person who put him away, then makes his way to her niece Alice. The Stinger subverts this with The Reveal he didn't get her body somehow, and instead he promptly gets a shotgun to the face from Andy.
- He wins again in Cult.
- Blood Upgrade: In Child's Play 2, he starts taking his situation more seriously when he starts getting nosebleeds, as it means he's running out of time to Body Surf into Andy.
- Big Bad: In all of the movies except for Seed, in which he is more of a Villain Protagonist.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Of course, since who would ever suspect a Good Guy doll of being an infamous Voodoo-practicing Serial Killer? Even Andy and Tyler, his first two intended Soul Jars, think he's a nice guy at first when he reveals to them that he's actually alive.
- Body Horror: He becomes more human the longer he's in the doll, which ultimately makes him a twisted fusion of flesh, blood, plastic, and wires. Kind of light, except it also makes him still feel pain, but unable to die (or so it seems) from more normal biological things like blood loss and shock.
- The Cameo: Briefly appears in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Becomes one in Seed of Chucky. See the above quote.
- Child Hater: Chucky says "I hate kids" during the finale of Child's Play 2.
- Covered in Scars: His face from Bride onwards.
- Creepy Blue Eyes: Yeah, there's no denying that. Whether he's playing friendly or hacking and slashing away, his eyes are enough to give you the creeps.
- Not to mention the most notable trademark of Chucky's actor, Brad Dourif, is his icy blue eyes.
- Deadpan Snarker: Especially in Seed.
- Determinator: To the T. Even missing a hand, having his face sliced off, or worse, nothing stops the Chuck from killing or stalking his prey. It's even more impressive, considering he lacks the Feel No Pain a lot of his slasher peers have.
- Devil in Plain Sight: Nobody noticing Chucky is semi-justified by the fact that nobody seems to think too much of a doll sitting there. Only semi because people rarely question why a doll would be where they find him.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He may be a big-time Jerkass and Serial Killer, but in Cult, Chucky is nonetheless disgusted by Dr. Foley and his sexual abuse of Nica.Chucky: And they call me sick? [...] I just...can't with this guy! I don't know whether to kill him or take notes!
- Evil Is Hammy: And he gets hammier and hammier with each installment.
- Evil Laugh: Has a distinctive, bombastic one.
- Evil Redhead: As a doll.
- Evil Sorcerer: His use of voodoo magic in order to repeatedly cheat death makes him one of these. He also tortures and kills his voodoo teacher by injuring a voodoo doll of him.
- False Friend: To Andy, Tyler, and Alice.
- Famous Last Words: Since Chucky has died at the end of each of his films, he often gets a last word in.Child's Play: "Hi, I'm Chucky. Wanna plaaaaaaay?"Bride Of Chucky: "Go ahead and shoot! I'll be back! I always come back! But dying is such a bitch."Seed of Chucky: "Atta boy, kid. Atta boy."Curse of Chucky: "Andy!"
- Faux Affably Evil: Chucky has his moments, what with the Laughably Evil Large Ham nature of his character. This is also justified in the case with children he tries to possess, since he plays a False Friend role to earn their trust before trying to take over their body. In the first film, he greets his voodoo mentor like they're friends before killing him. Unlike Tiffany however, he has no redeeming qualities.
- Flanderization: While he always was a psychotic monster, Chucky was actually slightly more pragmatic in the first movie, where he kept his doll cover as long as possible and only attacked people he had a vendetta against (Eddie and Norris), who pissed him off (Maggie and Dr Death) or witnesses (the psychiatrist), usually in ways allowing him to Make It Look Like an Accident or frame Andy for it. In the sequels, he gradually took a habit of risking his cover by pointlessly killing random bystanders in frequently over-the-top ways. Eventually fixed in Curse.
- Grand Theft Me: His ultimate goal is to possess a human being to presumably continue his killing spree.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: He really has a violent and explosive temper. You definitely do not want to set him off.
- Hate Sink: To be more despicable other than being a Killer Doll, he is also a Jerkass, while this was invoked in the original trilogy, he then falls under Love to Hate in the later films Bride and Seed due to his popularity.
- He-Man Woman Hater: He has a tendency to insult his female victims. You should hear what he calls Mrs. Barclay when he comes alive in her hands.(After being thrown out of the car Kyle was driving)Chucky: "Ya goddamn women drivers!"
- Hollywood Voodoo: How he transfers his soul.
- Hypocritical Humor: "Tampering with the mail is a federal offence!"
- His comments on Glen's ugliness* also count, as his own stitched-up doll face isn't gonna be winning any beauty awards.
- In-Character Commentaries: In the special features of Child's Play, Chucky explains his methods and new state as a doll over some of his scenes in the film.
- Ink-Suit Actor: His doll form is basically a creepy miniature caricature of his actor Brad Dourif. Even his hairdo, both before and after his stitched-up appearance, resembles Dourif's actual real-life haircuts unlike Charles Lee Ray's long hair when he was human.
- Jerkass: Chucky is of course a serial killer with nothing resembling a Freudian Excuse, who has no qualms about killing men, women, or children. But beyond that, he's really just an ill-tempered and foul-mouthed asshole in general.
- Joisey: In Bride of Chucky, we learn that Charles Lee Ray's remains are buried in Hackensack. Chucky points this out in Seed, when Glen asks if he and Tiffany are assassins from Japan.Chucky: "We're not from Japan. We're from Jersey."
- Joker Immunity: No matter how many times his doll body is sliced, burnt, or otherwise reduced to a gory mess, he always ends up brought back to life, usually thanks to someone rebuilding the doll. By Curse of Chucky, Andy expects him to come back and is waiting for him with a gun.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: While he kills rather indiscriminately if they are in his way of his goal, he seems to take extreme pleasure in killing those who have it coming more than those who do not.
- Killer Rabbit: His appearances are totally deceiving. By the time one learns the truth, it's too late.
- Knife Nut: His preferred murder weapon. Of course, he's very creative when it comes to murdering his victims.
- Lack of Empathy: He never sheds tears for his victims or anybody in general. No compassion, no pity... nothing!
- Large Ham: "DON'T FUCK WITH THE CHUCK!"
- Laughably Evil: Especially in Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky and Cult of Chucky, but averted in the first film, however downplayed in the second, third and Curse of Chucky.
- Made of Iron: He can take a lot of punishment. And somehow, he manages to find a way back.
- Major Injury Underreaction: Sure he's clearly in agony when he loses his limbs, gets set on fire, shot repeatedly, etc. However, it hardly slows him down.
- Near-Villain Victory: In every film, he gets this close to coming out on top before getting foiled. Is especially true of Curse of Chucky, where he ends the movie with his revenge complete and only fails in his next revenge plot — killing Andy — in The Stinger.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: Chucky can move with human-like reflexes after being lit on fire. It also turns out that not even having half of his limbs torn off along with his head can stop him from moving, and he can take enough bullets to kill several people without dying...at least until they finally shoot his heart, and even then, it's only temporary since its soul can just possess another doll.
- Nightmare Fetishist: In Seed, Chucky needs to give a sperm sample. He passes up several traditional fuels for this such as fashion magazines and swimsuit catalogs and instead opts for Fangoria.
- Not Good with Rejection: At the end of Seed, Tiffany leaves him when he wants to stay as a doll notorious for murder. He goes berserk and kills her, which finally breaks Glen...
- Older and Wiser: A villainous example. In Curse of Chucky, which takes place over twenty years since the the first film, Chucky averts the Stupid Evil trope and becomes a Magnificent Bastard in terms of proper and tactical planning on getting to his target such as not wasting time killing irrelevant bystanders or going into childish Screaming Warrior tantrums that only slows him down like back when he was younger, inexperienced in playing the doll role the first time after he transferred his soul into a shell and more repulsively impulsive.
- Only Sane Doll: When it comes to killing, Chucky is a psycho. When it comes to everyday issues, like domestic disputes with Tiffany, he sees himself as this.
- Perverse Puppet: He's almost the poster child to this trope, and definitely the most iconic representation of it in horror movies.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He is about the size of a toddler, and capable of taking down fully-grown adults.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: When Glen expresses the possibility of being both genders, Chucky has a very displeased reaction. Subverted when he was trying to possess Red Man, seemingly thrilled at becoming a black man.
- Rasputinian Death: Most of his gruesome death scenes are quite over the top. In the first film alone, he's set on fire, decapitated, and shot repeatedly before dying from a punctured heart. In the second, he has a hand and his legs torn off, is covered in molten plastic before Kyle makes his head explode. And in the third he has half his face and his hands torn off before being shredded in a giant fan.
- Revenge: He targets the friend who left him to die and the cop who actually did the deed, in the original film, until he learns more about his new condition as a doll and becomes preoccupied with trying to get out of it. Five sequels later, however, having come to embrace his new life as an immortal killer doll, he turns his mind back to his list of people he wants revenge against.
- Serial Killer: A hedonistic one, as he mentions that killing "helps [him] relax". It may explain why he can't keep himself from killing other people instead of seeking out his single target in the first three films; he's so angered over his plight that murder takes the edge off of it for him.
- Sadist: He personally takes pleasure in killing innocent people as his victims. From Cult:You know, I love being me. And I love my job. Especially the look on my victim's face when they realize, in that final moment, that it's all really happening. A children's toy is actually beating them to death with a yardstick! Or setting them on fire. Eviscerating them. All actual examples.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: His mouth is just as foul as his attitude.
- Slasher Smile: Often sports one when killing people.
- Smug Snake: He's one of the biggest failures in slasher killer history because of it.
- The Sociopath: He was an Ax-Crazy Serial Killer both before and after he became a doll, so he was most definitely a psychopath.
- Stalker with a Crush: On Nica's mom. In the flashback, we see Charles kidnapping her for an unspecified period of time and bringing her flowers. He's even implied to have killed her husband in a case of Murder the Hypotenuse.
- Stupid Evil: Could possibly explain why he kills minor people when he should be focusing on his target. Especially apparent in Child's Play 2, where he wastes time vandalizing Andy's homework and playing the part of the doll rather than taking Andy's soul. Averted in Curse of Chucky, however. He plays the doll role to the hilt, and successfully frames Nica for murdering her family as a result, then has Tiffany get him to her niece, nearly (if not for some offscreen event) getting her body. He also would have presumably easily knifed Andy to death had Andy not had a shotgun waiting.
- Team Rocket Wins: Chucky's win-loss record in the films is not good. He fails in his goals in the first four films, and changes his mind in the fifth, getting brutally re-killed each time. In the sixth, however, he succeeds in his goal to destroy the movie's family, and in the seventh he finally achieves a new human body and escapes with Tiffany.
- Terms of Endangerment: Chucky calls Andy "sport" a few times, even though he's trying to transfer his soul in the kid.
- Trademark Favorite Food: While not a trademark per se, Swedish meatballs is apparently this, according to Bride.
- Was Once a Man: He was a human criminal who transferred his soul out of his dying body and into a plastic doll as a desperate measure to avoid death. One of his main goals is to steal another human body for himself, not wanting to spend the rest of his existence as a ridiculous-looking children's toy.
- Would Hit a Girl: Many of his victims tend to be female, and he doesn't treat Tiffany very well.
- Would Hurt a Child: He isn't too picky about whom he murders.
- Villain Decay: To several extents in Seed and possibly Bride. Very inverted in Curse as there's not much humour involving Chucky and the deaths are simplistic, brutal, and pragmatic. Chucky himself is also a lot more angry, violent, and sadistic than he was in any of the past films. While this could be explained out-of-story as attempting to drop some of the humor introduced in the previous entries, it can be explained in-story as Chucky having personal history with the family in question.
- Villain Protagonist: In Bride and Seed.
- Vocal Evolution: Chucky's voice has gotten much gruffer in Curse.
A Chucky from a brand-new continuity. In contrast to the Mancini series, this doll is an AI companion, designed to make life easier for its owner by the Kaslan Corporation; the doll is meant to connect to all of the company's devices. Unfortunately, a vengeful sweatshop worker tampers with Chucky's protocols, rendering him an insane and vengeful murderer with no boundaries and a jealously possessive attitude regarding his "best friend".
- Adaptational Nice Guy: Unlike the original Chucky, this newer version genuinely means well, but takes his protection of and friendship with Andy to gruesome extremes.
- Adaptational Wimp: The original Chucky could tank bullet after bullet. This Chucky is merely a toy, and as such, moderately bad damage to his body is enough to "kill" him.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Big time.
- Blue and Orange Morality: He's a robot whose grasp of life or death is ambiguous, and never realizes that killing people is wrong.
- Came Back Strong: Chucky is seemingly destroyed by Andy's friends, but is recovered and repaired by building handyman Gabe. Gabe's tampering with Chucky enables his latent smart device-controlling powers, which he uses with gusto.
- If I Can't Have You...: Chucky's eventual motivation.
- Killer Robot
- Knight Templar: Chucky begins as friendly and helpful, as per his programming, but it gets exaggerated to horrifying extremes since he has no limitations on his actions, and he kills Shane for shoving and yelling at Andy.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Whenever Chucky's behavior moves beyond his programming, his eyes turn red. This happens a lot.
- Stronger Than They Look: Falyn notes that Chucky is bizarrely strong for a toy. Whether this is unique to Chucky or a common feature of all Buddi dolls is unknown.
- Vocal Evolution: He goes from having the simple, friendly voice of an AI companion to that of a thinking, vengeful, controlling smartass. Furthermore, following Gabe's repairs, his voice, which formerly "glitched" and repeated itself like a broken record, is corrected.
- Voice Changeling: Chucky records and frequently uses Andy's voice, utilizing it to taunt his enemies and even blackmail him.
The secondary protagonist of the first film, main protagonist of the next two, and returning protagonist 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.
- Badass Beard: As an adult in Curse and Cult.
- 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: Especially in the second film.
- 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. 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.
- Cassandra Truth: No matter how hard he tries, very few believe him about Chucky being alive and trying to kill people.
- Crazy-Prepared: Had a shotgun within a moment's reach in Curse, just in case Chucky happened to come back.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Both he and his mom certainly did, as shown at the end of Curse.
- The Hero: Is this by virtue of the most recurring heroic character in the movies.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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, a Jerkass Asshole Victim 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 and Kyle, is able to recognize the danger Chucky poses and takes steps to avoid falling victim to the Killer Doll.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
- "This is the end, friend!"
- "Play with this!"
- Supporting Protagonist / Deuteragonist: 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... This is elevated in Cult of Chucky in which it's revealed that he keeps the 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.
Andy's widowed mother.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: The end of Curse implies this.
- Official Couple: During The Stinger of Curse, it is revealed that she is still dating and possibly married to Mike, the cop who gunned down Charles Lee Ray in the first film.
- Only Sane Woman: She shares this with Andy and Mike in the first movie.
- Theme Naming: With Kyle and Kristin as the female leads with "K" names who're close to Andy in the first three movies.
Tiffany Ray (nee Valentine)
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's 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.
- Beauty Mark: Her human self has one just above her lip, and she draws it on her doll form in Bride. It's missing in Seed.
- Berserk Button: 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.
- Color-Coded Eyes: After transferring her soul into the doll, she gains a pair of green eyes. Her human self has brown eyes.
- 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...
- Doting Parent: Demonstrates a bit of this upon discovering Glen is her son.Tiffany (to Glen, overjoyed, holding her arms out): Sweetface! 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 Evil Has Loved Ones: She genuinely loves her son, Glen, and daughter, Glenda.
- Evil Parents Want Good Kids: In Seed as she tries to stop killing for Glen.
- Giggling Villain: Which makes it a Distaff Counterpart of Chucky's recognizable Evil Laugh and giggles.
- Goth: She's a unique mixture of the Lone Psycho variety (being a sadistic serial killer) and Perky Goth variety, since she's often quite bubbly and amiable when interacting with people in a non-threatening context. Not to mention that she's a diehard romantic at heart.
- Gothic Horror: 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.
- 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.
- Meaningful Name: Her maiden name is Valentine. Kinda fitting for a romantic like her.
- 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.
- Perky Female Minion: A Perky Goth who is just as evil and sadistic as the doll she is paired up with.
- 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.
- Sadist: Very much so. Just look at the expression on her face 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.
- 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?
- Slashed Throat: Frequently offs her victims this way.
- 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. 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.
- Badass Normal: He's a cop so...
- Big Good: Of the first film and by extension despite not making any more further appearances, the overall series, as he was Chucky's Arch-Enemy since the time he was human up to his human death that resulted in the birth of the Killer Doll and his first doll death at the first film. However, as revealed in Curse of Chucky, while he was on Chucky's case, he wasn't the only cause of his transformation into the horror icon we all know and fear.
- Greater-Scope Paragon: Mike would qualify for the entire franchise as despite not making anymore appearances in the sequels, he was Chucky's first seasoned Arch-Enemy since he was human and was responsible for his human death that forced Ray to become the infamous Killer Doll in the first film.
- The Hero: Of the first film along with Karen and then-Supporting Protagonist Andy.
- It's Personal: Chucky has this attitude towards him. Mike was the one who shot him.
- Official Couple: If Curse of Chucky is any indication, he ended up with Karen.
- Only Sane Man: He shares this with Karen and Andy in the first film. He even tells Karen that he's "sane and rational" in-universe, though at the time he was initially expressing natural disbelief that Chucky is committing the murders before getting attacked by him in his car later on.
- Papa Wolf: Towards Andy.
An orphan being fostered by Phil and Joanne Simpson. She becomes close to Andy after he comes to stay with the Simpsons.
- Big Sister Instinct: She makes it very clear that she won't let anyone hurt Andy.
- 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.
- Only Sane Woman: She shares this with Andy in contrast with the other supporting characters who are either Too Dumb to Live or Jerkasses.
- Supporting Protagonist / Deuteragonist: 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.
A foster parent and husband of Joanne.
- Abusive Foster Dad: Downplayed. He is the emotional type due to his Obstructive Bureaucrat nature and is really, really attitude-wise and judgmentally harsh on Andy. However, it's downplayed moreso (or even averted) in the television cut, where it reveals Phil has a Hidden Heart of Gold and makes it clear that Phil's harshness on Andy is a result of lack of confidence to take care of a child who is a Hero with Bad Publicity rather then just out of narrow-minded dislike of Andy for being a Hero with Bad Publicity that the theatrical cut interprets instead.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: Is portrayed more of a Jerk with a Heart of Gold in the television cut then in the theatrical cut.
- Anger Born of Worry: The television cut makes it clear his apparent Jerkassery is result of this due to his worry for his wife Joanne.
- Asshole Victim: However, the trope is subverted (or possibly averted) in the television cut, due to that version showing his Pet the Dog scenes with his wife, which makes more sense of why his wife would mourn for a seemingly unlikeable character like him.
- Dead Star Walking: A lesser extent, but Phil was played by Gerrit Graham, a veteran cult character actor who is known for supporting roles in genre projects such as Phantom of the Paradise, Demon Seed and Robert Zemeckis' Used Cars, was something of the Alan Tudyk equivalent (due to the Celebrity Resemblance) at the time the second film was made and ends up part of the body count.
- Decoy Deuteragonist: In the television cut only, sharing this role with his wife Joanne, due to them being given more screen time then their roles in the theatrical cut. Apparently, the foster parents were meant to be equivalent to Karen Barclay's concerned parent role in the first film, before he and his wife are butchered by Chucky and the role of the Supporting Protagonist goes to Kyle, who aids Andy to destroy Chucky.
- Expy: Apparently, of Charles McColluch from Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, due to their roles as stuffy Jerkass Obstructive Bureaucrat parental figures who both end up as Asshole Victims.
- Fantasy Forbidding Foster Father: He is not fond of Andy's claims of Chucky being alive.
- Fostering for Profit: The theatrical cut gave off the impression he and his wife are doing this part-time next to his full-time office job. Averted in the television cut which explains a less monetary reason behind their foster duties due to Joanne's inability to have biological children.
- Hate Sink: In the theatrical cut only.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: In the television cut only.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: In the television cut, which adds some dimension to his otherwise-unlikable personality.
- Jerkass: He's described by Andy to be "grouchy." Based on his character and the way he dresses to go to work, Phil would not look out of place as a Dean Bitterman or Obstructive Bureaucrat type of character in any other role in any other movie.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Phil may not be a saint, but his concerns about whether he and his wife are capable of caring for Andy and his emotional trauma and questioning Andy's sanity and if it's manageable aren't exactly unfounded and him disbelieving Andy about the existence of a Killer Doll was a natural reaction like all the other characters in the films. Subverted in the television cut, where the 'Has a Point' part outweighs the Jerkass part, especially the deleted scene at the driveway (which happens to be a less intense, less insensitive and more reasonable version of the Simpsons' bedroom scene after Andy comes back from school, evidenced by the word for word dialogue both scenes used) where Phil drops his minor Jerkassery towards Joanne and started to talk to her reasonably of why he thinks they are not able to care for Andy.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In the television cut, despite his somewhat low treatment of Andy, Phil does show he sincerely loves his wife and it's possible his bitter behavior could have been a result of his concern for his wife, who has her heart broken every time a child leaves after being under their foster care which Phil can no longer bare with. Plus, it's also possible his harshness on Andy and being seemingly very unsympathetic towards his bad history, is sincerely out of lack of confidence to take care of him and the fact he's too preoccupied to deal with his and his wife's constant aformentioned fostering problems to deal with another at the same time rather then out of dislike that the theatrical cut interprets instead. In other words, while he has nothing for Andy, Phil shows he has nothing really against him neither unlike the theatrical cut's Phil. These deleted Pet the Dog moments also makes more sense of why Kyle expresses to Andy while they were doing laundry that she thinks Phil is alright despite his somewhat despicable attitude in comparison to previous foster parents she stayed with who were probably worst and why his wife would grieve for him after he was killed.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He can be viewed by some as this if both his Pet the Dog scenes and the penultimate argument scene in the bedroom after Andy comes back from school are kept together in one version of the film.
- Locked Out of the Loop: He's completely unaware of the danger Chucky poses to Andy. See also Supernatural Proof Foster Father below.
- Obstructive Bureaucrat: He's the foster parent example, due to him being doubtful about taking care of Andy from the time he and his wife took him in up to the time of his death, as he felt Andy is too unfit to be taken care of by him and Joanne due to his unflattering reputation as well as the fact Phil constantly questions Andy's sanity and if is unmanageable for them to handle. Plus, in addition, the way he dresses to go to work (a suit and tie with a briefcase) fits him bordering on this trope.
- The Paranoiac / Dirty Coward / Insane Troll Logic: In the theatrical and DVD cut only, based on one's interpretation, it's implied the reason why Phil wants to get Andy off his and his wife's hands very eagerly is probably because Phil thinks Andy could have committed the murders himself despite lack of evidence in the first film since after orphanage head Grace Poole informed him and his wife Joanne how Andy ended up at the orphanage in the first place. Phil worries that Andy one day would slaughter him and his wife and it's possible he expressed those feelings to her offscreen, which explains why Joanne immediately accuses Andy of killing Phil and finally took his advise to send Andy back as though she's throwing out a dangerous and evil animal that has been taken in as a seemingly harmless house pet.
- Parents as People: See Obstructive Bureaucrat.
- Pet the Dog: In the television cut only. See I Want My Beloved to Be Happy. Counting also the deleted scenes shown in the TV cut, he's probably the only Jerkass and Asshole Victim in the film series to have any redeeming qualities underneath his mask.
- Schrödinger's Cast: While he is still depicted as a somewhat doubtful Obstructive Bureaucrat of a foster father, in the television cut, his characterization was portrayed differently as a Jerk with a Heart of Gold and being given more screen time makes him more of a Decoy Deuteragonist to Joanne's Decoy Protagonist in contrast to his non-vital straight Jerkass Hate Sink role in the theatrical cut, so therefore when Phil is killed, the Asshole Victim trope for him is mostly averted unlike the theatrical cut.
- Supernatural Proof Foster Father: Doesn't believe Andy about the killer doll Chucky being on the loose, this ends badly for him.
Kristin De Silva
- Continuity Nod: A picture of her can be seen in Andy's house in The Stinger of Curse of Chucky.
- Damsel in Distress: Held hostage by Chucky in the climax of the third film.
- Official Couple: With Andy in Child's Play 3. That Andy keeps a photo of her in his house possibly indicates that they ended up together for some period of time.
- Only Sane Woman: She shares this with Andy in the third film.
- Theme Naming: With Karen and Kyle as the female leads with "K" names who're close to Andy in the first three movies.
- Disappeared Dad: His father's off serving in the army.
- Horrible Judge of Character: And how!! See Too Dumb to Live for more detail.
- Tag Along Kid: To the teenage protagonists, mostly Andy.
- Too Dumb to Live: It takes him the entire movie to realize Chucky is manipulating him.
Brett C. Shelton
- Badass Normal: For all his unsavory traits, he's one of the few characters to be totally unfazed, let alone amused, when Chucky springs to life, and was generally shown to be one of the tougher cadets.
- The Bully: Particularly towards Whitehurst and Andy.
- Death by Irony: Sternly states that a soldier's rifle is his best friend. When Chucky replaces the marker rounds with real bullets during the war games, he's the only one to get killed by it.
- Enemy Mine: When they realize Andy isn't lying, he and the other cadets team up with Andy to rescue DeSilva. Not that it saves him.
- Expy: Of the Trope Namer of The Neidermeyer, Douglas C. Neidermeyer himself, from Animal House (which was distributed by Universal, the distributer of the third film). Both of them shared that they're Drill Sergeant Nasty Smug Snakes and even suffered the same fate of being shot by their own troops (well, students for Shelton).
- Face Death with Dignity: Played with, he did not expect the live round to be fired at him and kill him, but just before his death, being a military brat up to the very end, he was showing no fear towards Chucky and had what it appears to be a smile on his face.
- Go Out with a Smile: Smirks smugly at the realization that Chucky is alive just before getting killed. In addition, his corpse is seen with what it looks to be a faint dead smile on his face.
- HeelFace Door-Slam: After he teams up with Andy, he gets killed.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Like everyone else except Andy, De Silva, Tyler and Whitehurst, he is completely oblivious to the existence and danger of Chucky.
- The Neidermeyer: He is a military school cadet officer and a Jerk Jock. He even share similar characteristics and fate with the Trope Namer himself. In addition, it's worth noting that Shelton was a very poor leader by any military standard. He stole from a cadet under his authority, forced cadets under his authority to do menial tasks it was actually his own responsibility to perform and actually struck a cadet under his authority. Shelton is precisely the sort of capricious, bullying incompetent who "slips down ladders" when there are no witnesses.
- Sacrificial Lion: He maybe The Bully and The Neidermeyer, but he was one of the tougher military cadets who does not fear Chucky and would have easily beat him in a Curb-Stomp Battle in his favor if Chucky did not replaced the marker rounds with bullets that would eventually kill him.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Due to him being a Big Bad Wannabe and being Locked Out of the Loop, he thinks he's The Bully Big Bad of a high school drama film (or a drama set in a military academy for high schoolers) or even a film which can be described as Full Metal Jacket or Casualties of War with teens, unaware that he's in a Killer Doll Slasher Movie (much to his amusement when he realizes what movie he's actually in when Chucky appears in front of him just seconds before his death).
Harold Aubrey Whitehurst
- Heroic Sacrifice: When everyone is distracted by Brett getting shot, Chucky throws a grenade at the group, which Whiteburst dives on.
- Sacrificial Lion: See Heroic Sacrifice above.
- Asshole Victim: Downplayed, but he would still count due to him being apathetic to Andy and his reputation and being neglectful to Shelton's bullying.
- Big Good: Closest there is to one in the third film. Downplayed as he only proves himself to be none of any help to Andy (and even doesn't hide the fact he hates him the moment he set foot at the military school for being a "troublemaker"), doesn't have any real control over his cadets in which he allows low-ranking ones being tormented by the the bullying higher-ranking ones that he failed to see into, is completely Locked Out of the Loop and Genre Blind to the danger Chucky poses and is nothing, but another Red Shirt for be added to the body count.
- Cool Old Guy: Downplayed, he isn't any help towards Andy, has zero real control over his military school's student body (where The Neidermeyers and The Bullys call the shots) and simply drops dead at the sight of Chucky without putting up a fight.
- Dean Bitterman: See The Neidermeyer below.
- Hollywood Heart Attack: To Chucky's chagrin.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Due to not believing Andy like almost everyone else, he is complete oblivious to the threat Chucky poses nor his existence.
- Miles Gloriosus: Despite running a military school, he simply drop dead literally when facing Chucky.
- The Neidermeyer: Despite being a Cool Old Guy and the third movie's Big Good, he show signs of this by being unsympathetic to Andy's past (and outright express his dislike by calling him a troublemaker the first time meeting with Andy after learning about his so-called alleged Chucky confrontations) and oblivious (or probably neglectful) to Shelton bullying cadets, something the headmaster would not tolerate at his academy if he's on a more watchful alert.
A teenaged orphan who decides to elope with her boyfriend Jesse.
- Adorkable: Being voiced by Billy Boyd doesn't hurt.
- Ambiguous Gender: Not even he knows if he is a boy or girl. The fact that he's not anatomically correct doesn't help. Settles on male in the end.
- Author Avatar: According to Don Mancini, the character was based on his own relationship to his father and his sexual confusion.
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: As a doll. Despite having a male appearance, he has no genitalia.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He hates violence in all forms, but will wreak bloody vengeance if someone hurts his mother. Chucky learned that the hard way much to both his shock and joy.
- Gratuitous Japanese: Does this in Seed. He even calls Tiffany "okaasan" on a couple occasions. Apparently justified by his doll being made in Japan.
- Jekyll & Hyde: The Jekyll to Glenda's Hyde.
- Momma's Boy: He gets along better with Tiffany than he does with Chucky.
- Only Sane Doll: Compared to Chucky, Tiffany and his Glenda personality/sister he is the more sane member of the Ray family.
- Token Good Teammate: Compared to his parents and Glenda.
- Twitchy Eye / Bring My Brown Pants: When he sees someone get killed, that's his natural reaction.
- Unfortunate Names / Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: His original name, "Shitface." Tiffany invokes the latter trope when Glen introduces himself with that name.Tiffany: Now what kind of a name is that?
- Ax-Crazy: So much so that Chucky is freaked out by it.
- Evil Twin: Functions as Glen's, ultimately becoming his literal twin sister when their souls were transferred into twin babies.
- Jekyll & Hyde: The Hyde to Glen's Jekyll.
- Split Personality: She is an expression of Glen's homicidal tendencies.
The youngest daughter of Sarah, sister of Barb, sister-in-law of Ian, and aunt of Alice.
- 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: In her legs, due to being a paraplegic.
- 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.
- Only Sane Woman: In contrast to her Big, Screwed-Up Family members.
- 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."
Nica's niece, the daughter of Barb and Ian, and granddaughter of Sara.
- Cheerful Child: She's generally shown to be a happy little girl.
- Death of a Child: Played horrifyingly straight, as revealed in Cult. Chucky managed to Body Surf into her at the end of Curse and killed a few people in her body before someone managed to fight back and kill him, and effectively her.
- Too Dumb to Live: Her bafflingly misplaced trust in Chucky gets her killed shortly before the events of Cult of Chucky.