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    Ahmanet, the Mummy 

Princess Ahmanet

Portrayed by: Sofia Boutella

Voiced by: Sofia Boutella (French), Sofía Huerta (Latin-American Spanish), Becky (Japanese)

Appears in: The Mummy

Ahmanet is a princess who was once in line to be the queen of Ancient Egypt. She murdered her father King Menehptre and her baby brother in order to resurrect Set, the god of Chaos. For this foul act, she was cursed for all eternity, mummified and buried alive far away from Egypt, in Mesopotamia. That is, until she was accidentally freed five thousand years later.

  • Action Girl: Her backstory shows her expertly wielding a quarterstaff in a sparring match against a much larger man, so she was one even before she gained her supernatural powers.
  • Ambition Is Evil: After years of being the sole inheritor to the throne, Ahmanet lost that right to her infant half-brother. Deciding that power has to be taken rather than given, she sold her soul to Set and murdered her father, stepmother and half-brother.
  • Big Bad: She is the primary threat in The Mummy, promising to retake what is her right and unleash terror upon the modern world.
  • The Beastmaster: Ahmanet is able to summon a swarm of rats to attack Nick in an alleyway. She's also implied to have summoned a gigantic murder of crows to bring down the plane transporting her sarcophagus. And then there's the nasty things she can make spiders do...
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Ahmanet touches on this after selecting Nick as her chosen; she becomes very possessive towards him, and extremely hostile towards Jenny, who she seems to regard as a rival.
  • Cute Monster Girl: For a soulless, undead, homicidal Humanoid Abomination in league with Ancient Egypt's equivalent of the Devil, she looks positively gorgeous. Considering who's playing her, it probably was to be expected. The fact that her tattered bandages are all she wears certainly helps as well.
  • Deal with the Devil: Made a deal with Set to obtain her power.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Like her predecessor, Ahmanet can summon a sandstorm at will, as well as have it form her face to some degree.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Undead villainess who has both an Undeathly Pallor and a mane of black hair.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The first we see of Ahmanet is her dueling a significantly larger man in a sparring match with quarterstaves while clad in royal regalia, establishing her as a strong-willed woman of high birth who's capable and more than willing to fight for what she wants. Unfortunately, what she wants is to rule, and Ancient Egypt soon isn't enough anymore...
  • Ethereal White Dress: Ahmanet is never seen wearing anything that isn't primarily white, be it flowing cloth and silk in life or what's left of her mummy bandages in undeath.
  • The Evil Princess: A rare female example, where a princess kills her parents and heir in order to gain the throne.
  • Facial Markings: She gets demonic markings on her face and on the rest of her body when she makes her deal with Set and keeps them in undeath.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: Got her devilish powers while naked, and afterwards murdered her family.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Well, princess. Who became a monstrosity for trying to become queen through evil means.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In the end, Nick takes up the full powers of Set, and gives her the Kiss of Death, sucking away all her stolen life force and leaving her a shriveled corpse once more.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Looks human, but her marble-white skin and double irises show while she was human once, she decidedly isn't anymore. And that's not getting into her powers...
  • Immune to Bullets: Multiple shotgun blasts don't even make her flinch, though being shot through the chest with a harpoon does seem to hinder her somewhat.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Prodigium manages to capture her with a combination of chemical weapons and a barrage of harpoon fire from all directions.
  • Implacable Woman: Following her resurrection, she starts out as a shambling monstrosity, but as soon as she has regained her vitality, Ahmanet almost exclusively moves at a purposeful yet unhurried stride that has an undeniable grace to it no matter what the puny humans throw at her. She was a beautiful princess of Ancient Egypt after all.
  • Kiss of Death: Sucks Life Energy (and rebuilds herself, like Imhotep) by kissing the victims.
  • Knife Nut: Ahmanet's weapon of choice is the Dagger of Set, given to her as part of her pact with the dark god, an evil looking weapon whose handle and serrated blade look to have been carved from bone, with a large ruby set into the pommel.
  • Kryptonite Factor: Mercury weakens her and disables most of her supernatural abilities. While that stuff is anything but healthy for humans, too, its effect on Ahmanet is much more immediate and significantly stronger.
  • Lecherous Licking: She indulges in a lick on Nick during the final battle.
  • Light Is Not Good: In life, Ahmanet was a gorgeous Egyptian princess that apparently dressed in nothing but white. In undeath, she's noticeably pale-skinned and continues to wear the remains of her formerly white bandages as her only form of clothing. Well, and the "not good" part should be well established by now.
  • Marked Change: Upon selling her soul to Set, Ahmanet gained hieroglyphic tattoos all over her body. According to the makeup artist in charge of them, the writing is from the ancient Egyptian funerary text Book of the Dead as well as Ahmanet's incantation which she uses to ask the dead to come and help her.
  • Messy Hair: Being mummified alive and sealed away for five millennia sure didn't do wonders for her hairdo. It still doesn't detract much from her disturbingly good looks.
  • Ms. Fanservice: At least in her human form as shown in the beginning where she wears a gorgeous white dress and appears fully naked. Following her transformation, she became slightly creepier due to the Red Right Hand below, but still qualifies as a Cute Monster Girl due to her mummy outfit leaving little to imagination.
  • Mummy: The one in the Antagonist Title.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: She tries to kill Jenny to make Nick more compliant to her. She succeeds in killing Jenny, but Nick still kills her in turn after being possessed by Set.
  • Necromancer: Raises the corpses of those she drains dry of life force to rebuild her body as servants, as well as the bodies of knights from the Second Crusade buried beneath London.
  • No-Sell: Similar to Imhotep, once she's fully restored, no earthly weapon can even slow her down. It takes an intervention by much higher powers to finally stop her.
  • Patricide: Murdered her father in his bed after her half-brother was born and she made her contract with Set.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: She wrecks half of downtown London with a massive sandstorm she summons by turning at least the windows, if not the very buildings around her to sand. The death toll should easily hit five digit values at the least, although that's never actually touched upon in the movie.
  • Red Right Hand: Her marble-white skin and her double irises certainly give a more inhuman air about her look.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The ancient Egyptians forcibly mummified her and sealed her away in a hidden tomb to protect the world. If the trailers are any indication, that was a good call. Notably unlike her predecessor, she was already a monster before this happened.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: And she can even duplicate the irises.
  • Super Strength: Nick, a trained soldier, is outmatched by Mr. Hyde but at least able to get a few good hits in. In contrast, he can't even land a hit on Ahmanet, who easily punts him around like a rag doll on multiple occasions.
  • Vapor Wear: Contrary to Imhotep who donned a cloak or went shirtless, Ahmanet's post-resurrection getup consists of nothing but the tattered remains of her mummy bandages and thus leaves little of her physique to imagination.
  • Villainesses Want Heroes: From the moment Nick uplifts her sarcophagus from the mercury pool, Ahmanet regards him with affection even though she fights him and intends ultimately to sacrifice him in order to make him Set's host. She specifically calls Nick her special and is adamant in her efforts to kill Jenny.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Her escape from Prodigium involves her forcefully regurgitating all the mercury that was previously pumped into her body. It looks really painful even for her.
  • Was Once a Man: Was once a normal human princess. She is anything but now.
  • We Can Rule Together: Offers this to Nick to convince him to become the living embodiment of Set.
    Ahmanet: The Day of Awakening will soon be upon us. You will become Set. The world will fall to your desire. You will have power of life over death. And you will have me. I will be your queen. Just give in.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: The main catalyst for Ahmanet's betrayal was when her father passed her over for succession in favour of his newborn son, despite having groomed her for that role all her life.
    Ahmanet: I loved my father with all my heart...all I wanted was his love in return.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Ahmanet murdered her infant half-brother as part of her pact with Set.
  • Wrecked Weapon: The Dagger of Set was broken when Ahmanet was imprisoned. The weapon eventually fell into the hands of crusaders, who placed the blade and the jewel in two separate locations in England to keep it hidden. Ahmanet's initial goal is to find and reunite both pieces of the dagger in order to complete her deal with Set.


    In General

Prodigium is a secret organization that studies and fights monsters and supernatural threats to mankind.

  • Ancient Order of Protectors: It's what they are. They've known about monsters such as Ahmanet for a long time and want to keep them away from the rest of the world.
  • Benevolent Conspiracy: They are very secretive and have government connections to operate freely in order to protect mankind.
  • Covert Group with Mundane Front: Prodigium's front cover is the Natural History Museum in London.
  • Expy: It's basically the same as the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD) from the Hellboy comics and films.
  • People Jars: When Nick Morton is brought to Dr. Jekyll at the Prodigium headquarters, he walks through laboratories that are filled with skulls (including that of a vampire) and jars, such as one containing a Gill-man's hand. These function as either Mythology Gags harkening back to past Universal Horror films or Sequel Hooks foreshadowing future films, depending on how the Dark Universe will progress.

    Dr. Henry Jekyll 

Dr. Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde
"Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters."
Click here to see Jekyll as Edward Hyde 

Portrayed by: Russell Crowe

Voiced by: Patrick Béthune (French) Salvador Delgado (Latin-American Spanish), Kazuhiro Yamaji (Japanese)

Appears in: The Mummy

The scientist at the head of Prodigium.

  • ...And That Little Girl Was Me: Upon meeting Nick, Jekyll tells about one of his patients; a promising man who thought himself above reproach until in him began to manifest a sense of malevolence he was able to control with his physic knowledge. While speaking, Jekyll exhibits unhuman changes which he contains by injecting serum into his left hand.
  • Blood Knight: Hyde relishes in the entire fight he has with Nick.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: Mr. Hyde gets wounded by Nick, yet he takes it with the same gleefulness as the pain he inflicts on Nick.
  • Conspicuous Gloves: Jekyll has his left hand covered by a leather glove because that's where he injects the serum keeping Hyde contained.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Jekyll has an emergency button on his desk that locks down his office in the event that Hyde should surface. As well, the palm-reading lock to his office is keyed to Jekyll's handprint only, with Hyde's apparently being different despite technically being the same person.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The fight happening between Nick and Hyde. It does not go in Nick's favor.
  • Expy: Edward Hyde is basically his actor's past role as SID 6.7 with a British accent.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Jekyll is a serious man. Hyde clearly enjoys himself.
  • Evil Laugh: You know you're in trouble when the serious Dr. Jekyll laughs cruelly as Mr. Hyde.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Even as Hyde is mercilessly battering Nick and receives several solid hits from him, he remains amiable in a sadomasochistic way.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Inverted in regards to their personalities. The bespectacled Jekyll, while somewhat morally ambiguous in his actions, truly wants to rid the world of monsters and is reasonable to an extent. When he takes the glasses off as Hyde, however, he reveals himself to be a unrepentant, sadistic monster himself with super-strength that wants to Take Over the World.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Jekyll is willing to allow Nick to be sacrificed in order to entrap and permanently destroy Set.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Beyond Tainted Veins and golden eyes, Edward Hyde is visually indistinguishable from Dr. Jekyll.
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: Without the Serum, Jekyll is essentially another monster who is in charge of hunting other monsters.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: Of course. A major difference is their plans for Nick: Jekyll wants to kill him for the greater good, Hyde wants him to live and get evil powers. They even have different fingerprints.
  • Laughably Evil: While terrifying, Hyde is able to come off as humorous while he's at the same time fighting Nick and suggesting partnership.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Jekyll mentions being an expert in multiple scientific and medical fields on top of having a law degree.
  • Pragmatic Hero: Jekyll is a visionary scientist who aspires to cure the disease that is the ultimate evil. To that end, he wants to study Ahmanet by dissecting her as well as to allow Nick to become Set's host and be killed to end the God of Evil.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: Hyde speaks with a colorful Cockney accent in contrast to Jekyll's upper class accent, calling himself Eddie Hyde at one point. However, he does use some of Jekyll's sophisticated vocabulary.
    Mr. Hyde: I do enjoy the countenance of pain.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Jekyll's green ones get this color once he becomes Hyde.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Hyde is gifted with Super Strength and Super Toughness, with Nick barely standing a chance against him despite being an Empowered Badass Normal at this point.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: The majority of the trailers and TV spots show him giving one of these to Nick and Jenny for inadvertently awakening Ahmanet.

    Jenny Halsey 

Jenny Halsey

Portrayed by: Annabelle Wallis

Voiced by: Dorothée Pousséo (French), Gaby Servín (Latin-American Spanish), Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese)

Appears in: The Mummy

An archeologist working for Prodigium.



     Sgt. Nick Morton 

Nick Morton
"Where's your sense of adventure?"

Portrayed by: Tom Cruise

Voiced by: Jean-Philippe Puymartin (French), Arturo Mercado Jr. (Latin-American Spanish), Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japanese)

Appears in: The Mummy

A soldier-of-fortune seeking treasures in the Middle East. He and his partner Chris Vail accidentally discover the tomb of Ahmanet after staging an airstrike on an Iraqi insurgent stronghold. Ahmanet chooses him to be the mortal host for Set.

  • Back from the Dead: Nick is brought back to life by Ahmanet to be a sacrificial vessel to bring Set back to the world.
  • Came Back Strong: Nick dies in the plane crash, and is resurrected by Ahmanet. Now Nick can sense where Ahmanet is, and speak and understand Ancient Egyptian.
    • And after stabbing himself with Set's dagger and apparently breathing his last, he wakes up with super-speed, super-strength, Life Drinker abilities, brings Jenny back from the dead, can apparently disintegrate into dust and cause sandstorms.
  • Dead Person Conversation: More like bickering, with a livid, rotting Vail.
  • Extra Eyes: After getting Set's powers, Nick's irises split into two, just like Ahmanet.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Gives Jenny the last parachute on a crashing plane... because he thought there was another one.
  • Hallucinations: Nick keeps having visions of Ahmanet as she was 5,000 years ago, with himself in the place of her first Chosen. His visions can also show him Ahmanet's exact location.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Downs shots like water after coming out of a horror plane crash without a mark on him, and when Jekyll offers him a drink after Nick's curse is established as unbreakable, he finishes it in one go.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's selfish and reckless but deep down he is a good man, which Jenny sees in him.
  • Loveable Rogue: Charming as only Tom Cruise can be, but hardly heroic.
  • Made of Iron: Ahmanet and Mr. Hyde pound him into the ground over the course of the movie. Nick later turns the tables on Ahmanet when he gains Set's powers.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Quickly regrets ever raising Ahmanet's sarcophagus after seeing how dangerous she is.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Nick takes away Jekyll's serum when the latter threatens to sacrifice him to kill Ahmanet. Unfortunately, this causes another threat to surface at the base, Mr. Hyde.
  • Nightmare Face: Sports one of these while screaming at Jenny to wake up after she's killed by Ahmanet. She comes back to life soon after.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: His eyes turn gold after being empowered by the dagger of Set.
  • Waking Up at the Morgue: After the plane crash.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Jenny tries to convey this to him

     Cpl. Chris Vail 

Chris Vail

Portrayed by: Jake Johnson

Voiced by: Jérémy Prévost (French), Edson Matus (Latin-American Spanish), Yuuichi Nakamura (Japanese)

Appears in: The Mummy

Nick Morton's friend and closest ally. Dies pretty early, and spends most of the movie haunting Nick.

  • Back from the Dead: Nick brings him back at the end of the movie.
  • Came Back Wrong: He still sports the milky eye, black-veined skin and bullet wounds that he sustained in the plane.
  • Cowardly Lion: The trailers make him out to be this. Nick has to practically drag him on his treasure hunt, and he screams "We're gonna die!" in rapid succession the entire time.
  • Loveable Rogue: Steals anything that isn't nailed down.
  • Only Sane Man: Advises Nick not to go down into the Iraqi village packed full of insurgents, and saves both their asses by calling down an air strike when Nick storms in anyway.
  • Spiders Are Scary: Gets bitten during a Spider Swarm in Ahmanet's tomb, and starts spraying them with bullets, complaining the whole time. The bite kills Vail. He comes back, though.
  • Spirit Advisor: After dying of the spider bite, reanimating and going down with the plane, he gains this role, although he's not doing it to help Nick, but to be free of Ahmanet's control.

    Col. Greenway 


Portrayed by: Courtney B. Vance

Voiced by: Carlos Torres (Latin-American Spanish), Binbin Takaoka (Japanese)

Appears in: The Mummy

The superior officer of Nick Morton and Chris Vail.

  • Da Chief: Not happy to see Nick and Vail disobeying orders.

Alternative Title(s): The Mummy 2017, Dark Universe The Prodigium


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