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     Wendy Christensen 

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This fear is more than just being scared. It's like a presence. Like a living thing, always with me.

Wendy is the protagonist of the third film and the one whose vision of Devil's Flight derailing saves her classmates' lives. She goes on the ride with her boyfriend Jason, her best friend Carrie, Carrie's boyfriend Kevin and several of the other McKinley High students, only to get off with Kevin and eight others after the premonition while Jason and Carrie are forced to stay on and die. After the accident she is stricken with Survivor Guilt, but tries her best with Kevin to save the other survivors before it's too late.


  • Blood-Splattered Innocents: She and Kevin get splattered after Frankie and Lewis's deaths.
  • Control Freak: By her own admission. It's a recurring plot point and implied to be one of the reasons she has survivor guilt.
  • Death Is a Sad Thing: You can tell that all the deaths happening around her are weighing her down. Unlike the other survivors, she seems to be the only one with survivor guilt, mourning in her room instead of continuing with her normal life like her friends.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She is kind of cold and distant towards Kevin at first, before the incident due to his constant ogling of other girls (including an upskirt photo of one) causing Carrie to want to break off her relationship with him and after the incident because he tries to confront her with the Flight 180 incident while she is grieving. However, she quickly warms up to him and takes his advice to try and help the others after Ashley and Ashlyn's deaths.
  • Disney Villain Death: This is how Wendy dies in the premonition. She falls out of the malfunctioning roller coaster and is set to land on the tracks hard before the premonition ends.
  • Final Girl: As with every protagonist, she is the last one to die, although it's unknown whether she actually died or not. Also like the other protagonists, she is the last to die in the premonition.
  • Forgets to Eat: When she visits Jason's grave she admits to Kevin that she doesn't remember the last time she ate.
  • From Bad to Worse: She becomes highly depressed over the loss of Jason and Carrie, as they were her boyfriend and best friend. Cue Death killing off the rest of her friends and then going after her sister Julie, Kevin (who she has now befriended) and Wendy herself.
  • Grey Rain of Depression: In the scene after the accident occurs, when she's leaving the school and going to her car.
  • The Heroine: As with every Final Destination film, the one with the premonition is always the protagonist, and she is no exception.
  • The Woobie: Arguably the most sympathetic lead in the Final Destination series.
  • Uncertain Doom: Her fate, along with Kevin and Julie's, is left ambiguous, as she has one last premonition of them dying in a train crash but a Smash to Black occurs when the crash actually happens, ending the film on a Bolivian Army Ending.
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     Kevin Fischer 
Played by: Ryan Merriman

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Carrie's boyfriend and the deuteragonist of the third film. Initially a slightly perverted boy with a tendency to admire other girls despite his relationship, he ends up sitting next to Wendy instead of Carrie on Devil's Flight which consequently allows him to leave the ride along with Wendy and eight others after her premonition, at the cost of Jason and Carrie. After the incident, he takes on a more serious demeanor and introduces Wendy to the Flight 180 incident so that they can stop the other students from dying together.


  • Blood-Splattered Innocents: He and Wendy get splattered after Frankie and Lewis's deaths.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be:
    • How he dies in the premonition. He's standing up when a broken piece of pipe rips his body in half.
    • His fate in the train premonition at the end of the film. He falls out a window and gets his body ripped in half.
  • The Lancer: To Wendy.
  • Lovable Jock
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Despite being serious in his search for clues with Wendy, he is often involved in many comical antics, especially in the beginning where he is seen ogling other girls and taking an upskirt photo of one. He is also often on the receiving end of humiliation in front of Wendy, such as the upskirt photo coming up when Wendy is searching for clues and being insulted by Wendy for knowing who SpongeBob SquarePants is.
    Is it bad? Is it painful, or embarrassing? I mean, there's nothing like up my ass, is there?
  • Uncertain Doom: His fate, along with Wendy and Julie's, is left ambiguous, as Wendy has one last premonition of them dying in a train crash but a Smash to Black occurs when the crash actually happens, ending the film on a Bolivian Army Ending.

     Julie Christensen 
Played by: Amanda Crew

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Wendy's younger sister, who before the incident does not talk much with her older sister and instead prefers to talk to her friends, Amber and Perry. Unbeknownst to Wendy, she boards the Devil's Flight ride in the seat in front of her along with Perry, getting off with several of the other students after Wendy's premonition unnoticed by Wendy due to the commotion. Despite her behavior, she shows that she cares for Wendy after the incident by trying to comfort her and giving her a charm bracelet for luck.
  • Flipping the Bird: She complements her harsh personality with this, and it becomes an important point when Wendy recognizes it as a sign of her oncoming demise at the Tricentennial Fair, as Julie also flipped her off before boarding Devil's Flight.
  • Jerkass with a Heart of Gold: It's pretty clear that, despite her behavior, she cares deeply about her sister Wendy and is the only one willing to talk to her about the Devil's Flight derailment since both of their parents refuse to do so.
  • Uncertain Doom: Her fate, along with Wendy and Kevin's, is left ambiguous, as Wendy has one last premonition of them dying in a train crash but a Smash to Black occurs when the crash actually happens, ending the film on a Bolivian Army Ending.

     Ian McKinley 
Played by: Kris Lemche

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The boyfriend of the goth couple along with Erin, Ian is a sarcastic and sadistic loner who, along with his girlfriend and several other students, get off of Devil's Flight after Wendy's premonition. Always hanging around with Erin, he blames Wendy for her death when she saves him and the list skips over to Erin, who immediately dies, causing him to become mad and deranged. This all culminates in him trying to kill Wendy for revenge.


  • Agent Scully: Until Erin's death.
  • Asshole Victim: Tries killing Wendy because Erin died.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Death by Irony: A clue in Wendy's photo indicates that his death was meant for Wendy herself. While he was trying to kill her as revenge for Erin, he attacks Wendy... and moves her out of the way of a cherry picker about to fall and crush her. When he is the first person still alive on the list and Wendy is the last. Needless to say, his plan to kill Wendy did not succeed, and since the list started over Death simply took him instead.
  • Disney Villain Death: How he dies in the premonition. He falls from the roller coaster car when it's stuck on top of a loop.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Crushed by a cherry picker, which cuts his body in half.
  • Jerkass: Even before his Sanity Slippage, Ian mocks Kevin & Wendy, even going as far as suggesting that she kill herself. All for trying to warn him and Erin that death is coming for them.
  • Pet the Dog: Is genuinely distraught at Ashlyn and Ashley's funeral, stating that they never did anything to hurt anyone. He also really loved Erin, if his reaction to her death are of any indication.
  • Sanity Slippage: After Erin dies, he loses his mind and tries to kill Wendy in an illogical revenge scheme since he somehow blames her for Erin’s death.
  • The Smart Guy: He's interested in physics.
  • Squashed Flat: A falling cherry picker smashes him. The clue in Wendy's photo for herself indicates that Ian inadvertently saved Wendy from this death by pushing her out of the way to attack and kill her, causing the list to skip over her back to him and Death to just take him instead.
  • Unfortunate Name: Ian comments on how awful it is to have the same last name as his high school, McKinley High. This foreshadows a major plot point where Wendy mistakes the word "McKinley" in her premonition to mean him.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Wendy saves Ian's life and he still tries to kill her. His motive of "She killed Erin" becomes especially hollow when Wendy had absolutely nothing to do with Erin's death.

     Erin Ulmer 
Played by: Alexz Johnson

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The girlfriend of the goth couple along with Ian, Erin is nearly identical, though more passive, to her sarcastic, loner boyfriend. The couple and several other students get off of Devil's Flight after Wendy's premonition. Once it reaches their turn on the list, Wendy saves Ian and the list skips to the immediately killed Ian,


The girlfriend of the goth couple along with Ian, Erin is nearly identical, though more passive, to her sarcastic, loner boyfriend. The couple and several other students get off of Devil's Flight after Wendy's premonition. Once it reaches their turn on the list, Wendy saves Ian and the list skips to the immediately killed Erin, causing Ian to to swear revenge on Wendy and ensure that she is killed.
  • Agent Scully: Doesn't believe Wendy and Kevin when they warn her about death. Unfortunately, hers moments later causes Ian to drop this trait at the cost of a Sanity Slippage.
  • Asshole Victim: Like her boyfriend.
  • Blood from the Mouth: When her head is perforated, some blood seeps from her mouth.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Disney Villain Death: How she dies in the premonition. She falls from the roller coaster car when it's stuck on top of a loop.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Could be named "Ian in a wig." There's a reason that she and Ian have an almost identical set of tropes.
  • Fiery Redhead
  • Human Pincushion: She's killed by nails shot through her head.
  • Jerkass: Like her boyfriend, she mocks and demeans Kevin and Wendy for trying to help them.
  • Pet the Dog: Tries to keep Ian from causing a fuss at Ashley and Ashlyn's funeral and appears to thank Lewis for escorting them out afterwards.
  • The Smart Guy: Like Ian, she's interested in physics as well.

     Lewis Romero 
Played by: Texas Battle

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     Ashley Freund and Ashlyn Halperin 
Played by: Chelan Simmons (Right) and Crystal Lowe (Left)

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  • Big Damn Heroes: Ashlyn, in the Choose Their Fate extra. Instead of getting locked in her tanning bed, Ashlyn is able to open Ashley's and tries to save her, emphasis on "tries". Instead of burning alive, she ends up getting both of them electrocuted at once.
  • The Ditz: Two of 'em. They were told by the tanning attendant NOT to take a slushie in with them, and the slushie leads to their deaths. Otherwise, they would only have been locked in the beds until someone came in.
  • Dumb Blonde: Ashley
  • Kill It with Fire: They both die when their tanning beds malfunction and they are burned alive.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Despite being characterized as the typical popular girls, they behave friendly towards Wendy, and in their funeral, Ian mentions how they had never done anything bad to anybody.
  • Meaningful Name: Both have names starting with "Ash", which they get turned into alive when their tanning beds become a Rube Goldberg trap.
  • Morality Pet: Seemed to function as ones for the main cast. The more jerkish characters are all notably brought down by their deaths, with Ian and Frankie talking about how unfair them dying was and a stoic Lewis quietly escorting the former out of their funeral.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Oh my yes. Check out their trip to the tanning salon. Until they are immolated.
  • Nice Girl: They were good friends with Wendy. Ashley even invites Wendy to the salon to help her get her mind off of Jason.
  • Those Two Girls: They're never seen apart. They even get a joint funeral.
  • Too Dumb to Live: When they go to the tanning salon, a worker there tells Ashley to leave the slurpee she brought. She takes it in, and sets it on a table above the beds' power supply. When the ice in the slurpee melts, it drops onto the power box and short-circuits it, causing the temperature in the beds to rise well above normal and eventually burst into flame, which the girls cannot escape when the AC pushes a bookshelf to lock them in.

     Frankie Cheeks 
Played by: Sam Easton

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     Perry Malinowski 
Played by: Maggie Ma

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One of Julie's two friends along with Amber, and the one who went on Devil's Flight with her before they got off due to Wendy's premonition, although Wendy failed to notice them in the commotion. After the incident, she follows Julie to the Tricentennial Fair, where she witnesses Julie getting skipped (although she does not know that is what has happened) by being saved from being impaled while getting dragged around by a horse by Wendy. As Wendy reveals the story behind Death and the list, she begs Julie to tell her who the person who went with her on the ride was, as they are next. As Perry and Amber look at each other knowingly and worriedly, Perry is revealed to be the unfortunate person when the horse from earlier breaks free and sends a flagpole flying through her body, killing her.


  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Impaled by a flagpole.
  • Social Circle Filler: She and Amber play this role to Julie (as Wendy's friends are not her mutual friends), but only appear in the first scene before the incident and the fair scene, where Perry is revealed to be part of the list but gets killed off immediately, leaving Amber to freak out and leave. Naturally, neither of them have any plot significance beyond Perry being on the list.
  • Take a Moment to Catch Your Death: Right after Wendy narrowly saves Julie from death, she uses her moment of peace to ask her who the next victim will be... right before Perry, who is said victim, is suddenly impaled by a flagpole. Naturally, the girls are all shocked and horrified at this sight.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Even though she lasts from the beginning of the movie to near the end, she is only seen once with Julie and Amber in the beginning before her death at the fair with them. She is never seen attempting to survive or simply live her life normally as she dies immediately afterward. In fact, she is revealed as a survivor by her death, meaning that she did not even die right after being introduced as a survivor, but instead was introduced as a survivor because of her death.
    • Because she only finds out about Death and the list moments before her own death, she has absolutely no context for what is happening. As far as she knows, Wendy has just saved Julie from certain death, and because she was sitting next to Julie on a ride that they ended up getting off of, she will be the next one to die. She has absolutely no idea about how Death and the list work.

     Amber Regan 
Played by: Ecstasia Sanders

One of Julie's two friends along with Perry, and the one who did not go with her on Devil's Flight (and was never intended to die), sparing her from death. After the incident, she follows Julie to the Tricentennial Fair, where she witnesses Julie getting skipped (although she does not know that is what has happened) by being saved from being impaled while getting dragged around by a horse by Wendy. As Wendy reveals the story behind Death and the list, she begs Julie to tell her who the person who went with her on the ride was, as they are next. As Amber and Perry look at each other knowingly and worriedly, Amber is revealed to have been the safe one when the horse from earlier breaks free and sends a flagpole flying into the body of the unfortunate one, Perry, killing her as Amber freaks out and leaves.


     Jason Wise 
Played by: Jesse Moss

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Wendy's boyfriend, who goes on the Devil's Flight ride with her, Kevin, and Carrie, but the couples swap partners before the ride, leaving him sitting with Carrie. This move makes him and Carrie the first ones to die in the premonition, being in the front seats, and also causes the two to die in reality when the ride operator starts the ride before they can leave, dooming them to their fate.


  • Nice Guy: Basically the only one in the entire movie. Although Wendy and Kevin can also be counted, he's the nicest one based off of what is known about him.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He dies in the accident, falling out of the car with Carrie.
  • Stuffed into the Fridge: His death is what sends Wendy into a downward spiral.
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     Carrie Dreyer 
Played by: Gina Holden

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Wendy's best friend and Kevin's girlfriend, who goes on the Devil's Flight ride with them and Jason, but the couples swap partners before the ride, leaving her sitting with Jason. This move makes her and Jason the first ones to die in the premonition, being in the front seats, and also causes the two to die in reality when the ride operator starts the ride before they can leave, dooming them to their fate.


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