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Edward Scissorhands

Played by: Johnny Depp


Kim Boggs

Played by: Winona Ryder




  • Ax-Crazy: It wasn't enough to just scare Edward off, Jim decides to hunt him down and kill him.
  • Big Bad: While not at first, as the story progresses, it becomes clearer that Jim is the main antagonist of the film, actively attempting to keep Kim and Edward apart from each other.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He's so possessive over Kim he's willing to get into a fight with a guy with scissors for hands over her.
  • Disney Villain Death: He is pushed out of the window at the top of the castle by Edward.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Kim eventually turns on him too, threatening him while he gives Edward a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.
  • Famous Last Words: "Hey! I said, stay away from her!"
  • Hate Sink: He doesn't exactly have any redeeming traits.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He is stabbed with Edward's scissors before being pushed out of the window in the climax.
  • Jerkass: Had no problem leaving Edward to take the fall during their failed heist. After Kim dumps him, even his friends begin to see that he deserved it.
  • Only One Name: Despite him being the Big Bad of the film, his last name is never given.
  • The Sociopath: Has shades of this. He doesn't have much regard for the law (for example, he tries to steal from his parents' house), is shown to be manipulative (taking advantage of Edward's innocence and using him to pick locks to get into his parents' house to steal) and is not above trying to kill someone (his attempted murder of Edward).


Pegg Boggs

Played by: Dianne Wiest

  • Nice Girl: Takes Edward under her wing without a second thought and goes out of her way to make him feel at home.
  • Parental Substitute: She's basically a mother to Edward for most of the story and she never once doubts his innocence, though she eventually concedes that bringing him to her home was a mistake, even if she had the best of intentions.
  • Shrinking Violet: She tends to get steamrolled by her noisier, pushier neighbours.
  • Women Are Wiser: Compared to her absurdly oblivious husband, Pegg is far more aware of the situation when things go sour for Edward.

     The Inventor 

The Inventor

Played by: Vincent Price

  • Absent-Minded Professor: His priorities when building Edward were questionable to say the least. He started teaching him etiquette and poetry before attaching his legs and replacing his scissor-hands. In the end he never did get around to giving his surrogate son hands, as he died as soon as he showed them to Edward.
  • Eccentric Mentor: Taught Edward how to function in polite society.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Manufactured an entire assembly line to produce shortbread cookies and chop up vegetables.
  • Posthumous Character: He's long dead by the time Pegg meets Edward.

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