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    Alex Browning 

Alex Browning

Played by: Devon Sawa
  • Blessed with Suck: Alex has the horrific premonition of the plane exploding.
  • Failure-to-Save Murder: The Wagner family all blame him for George and Tod's deaths.
  • The Hero: He's the protagonist of the first film.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: After the plane tragedy, he's treated as a freak by his classmates and teachers, and some even believe that he is responsible.
  • Killed Offscreen: Dies between films 1 and 2 when a brick bludgeons his head in.
  • Kill It with Fire: How he dies in the premonition. He's burned alive as the plane explodes, and it's shown in graphic detail.
  • The Paranoiac: He's introduced extremely paranoid and superstitious. After having a premonition of his death and realizing Death is coming for him and his friends, he gets even worse.
  • The Rival: Almost every scene with him and Carter results in some sort of fight until the end of the movie.
  • Ship Tease: With Clear.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: And offscreen.
  • Wrongfully Accused: Is falsely suspected of being responsible for the deaths in the movie. He has to evade the police in order to save Clear.

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    Clear Rivers 

    Carter Horton 

Carter Horton

Played by: Kerr Smith
  • Character Development: Starts off as a jock who always picks fights with Alex, until saved by him. Afterwards, he still has a jerk-ish edge but has become more friendly, even going to France with Alex and Clear.
  • Kill It with Fire/Disney Villain Death: Seeing as how the plane exploded in mid-air, one of these two is how Carter dies in the premonition.
  • Jerk Jock: Throughout the movie, he's pretty much physically incapable of seeing Alex without picking fights.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite always fighting with him, he saves Alex's life at the end, but at the cost of his own.
  • The Rival: Carter is in a feud with Alex from before the movie starts to the very end.
  • Tempting Fate: At the end of the movie, he saves Alex's life from a falling sign, and says "I told you you were next!". When Alex says Death skipped him, Carter then asks, "So who's next?" Cue the sign swinging down on Carter and hitting him just as the screen cuts to black and the film ends, going into the credits; the second movie makes it clear Carter didn't make it.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In the last part of the movie.

    Ms. Valerie Lewton 

Valerie Lewton

Played by: Kristen Cloke
  • Asshole Victim: Despite being an adult and guardian, she reacts viciously to Alex, blaming him for the accident. This is likely a cover for her Survivor Guilt, as while Alex's actions saved her and others, her actions directly consigned a fellow teacher to death.
  • Broken Bird: The Flight 180 crash really affected her.
  • Foreshadowing: The opening titles show a human figure stabbed with a knife. Her home also has a dagger design on the front door with red and orange tones that echo the house fire.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Easily one of the most complicated, gruesome and longest deaths ever. The poor girl.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Much like the case of Tod and the blue water, you'd think that she would've noticed the vodka spilling out of her cracked mug all over the floor. Or even worse, all over her computer monitor. Doubles as a case of Too Dumb to Live.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The first victim of an impalement in the Final Destination series, and the only one in the original movie. When trying to get up after getting stabbed by computer glass, she knocks down the knife block and one of them lands in her chest. The oven exploding finishes the job a few seconds later.
  • Kill It with Fire: How she dies in the premonition. She is still on the plane when it blows up.
    • While it doesn't kill her directly, her house is set on fire due to a leaky mug and her computer wiring, which starts the chain reaction that eventually kills her.

    Billy Hitchcock 

Billy Hitchcock

Played by: Seann William Scott
  • Adorkable: Has his moments.
  • Death by Irony: His last words were about how Carter's going to die and not take him along. A piece of shrapnel from Carter's car is what decapitates him.
  • Died Standing Up: He is half-decapitated standing straight up, while the rest are on the ground.
  • The Fool / Plucky Comic Relief: His role in the film.
  • Foreshadowing: The opening titles show a guillotine in Alex' room decorations.
    • When Billy sees the plane taking off while at the airport, the camera shows him looking through the glass window, and the plane's reflection as it flies crosses Billy's head where he'll be decapitated later.
  • Kill It with Fire/Disney Villain Death: One of these two is how he dies in the premonition plane explosion.
  • Off with His Head!: What remains of Carter's car slices off his head from the mouth up.
  • Tempting Fate: Also his Famous Last Words.
    (To Carter) Billy:Oh but you will be! You're dead! You're dead! AND YOU AIN'T TAKING ME WITH YOU!

    Terry Chaney 

Terry Chaney

Played by: Amanda Detmer

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    Tod Wagner 

Tod Waggner

Played by: Chad Donella
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: He only dies after several minutes of struggle.
  • Driven to Suicide: Subverted. His death is meant to look like this to complicate the situation further for Alex.
  • Failed a Spot Check: The blue water on the bathroom floor should have been quite easy to spot against the white tiles.
  • Foreshadowing: Alex' room in the opening titles has a decoration resembling a skeletal figure hanging from a noose.
    • While still inside Flight 180, when Alex is asked to change seats with Blake and Christa, Tod does a motion with his hands to tell Alex he'd hang himself if he did.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Alex.
  • Kill It with Fire/Disney Villain Death: One of these two is how he dies in the premonition plane explosion.
  • Meaningful Name: "Tod" means "death" in German. He's the very first premonition survivor to die in the film series.

    Blake Dreyer 

Blake Dreyer

Played by: Christine Chatelain

    Christa Marsh 

Christa Marsh:

Played by: Lisa Marie Caruk

    William Bludworth 
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