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    Sam Lawton 

Sam Lawton

Played by: Nicholas D'Agosto
  • Blessed With Suck: Like all of the visionaries in the series.
  • The Fatalist: While he doesn't want to fall victim to Death, he does note how unlikely his odds of defeating it will be, and carries out his daily routine rather than try to run or hide, being aware of how nowhere is really safe.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: How he dies in the premonition. A piece of metal slices his body in half.
  • Kill It with Fire: Is immolated on the same plane that was destroyed in the first film's opening.
  • Nice Guy: He's supportive of his friends and coworkers and works to save people from Death.
  • Supreme Chef: Aspires to be this.

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    Molly Harper 

Molly Harper

Played by: Emma Bell

    Nathan Seers 

Nathan Seers

Played by: Arlen Escarpeta
  • Black Dude Dies First: Inverted. He dies last.
  • Born Unlucky: he came close to missing the bus in the first place -which would have saved his life-, gets mistreated by some of his subordinates at the plant, and the guy he ends up accidentally killing had an aneurysm, keeping Nathan from surviving due to getting his years.
  • Due to the Dead: zigzagged, he jokes a little at the initial memorial, but seems more somber after Candice dies and attends Roy's wake.
  • Squashed Flat: Crushed by falling debris from the first movie's exploding plane.
  • Token Black Friend: The sole black member of the main cast and a close friend of Sam and Peter.

    Peter Friedkin 

Peter Friedkin:

Played by: Miles Fisher
  • Alas, Poor Villain: At the end of the day, Peter was just a random guy who saw his girlfriend die and didn’t want to join her. What he did was brutal and wrong, but the his original sin was just wanting to live.
  • Ax-Crazy: At the climax.
  • Composite Character: If the series couldn't get any Omen-esque enough, Peter at the climax eventually fulfills the role of that of the Anti-Christ's protectors (Mrs. Baylock, Ann Thorn, etc.) who are the Big Bad's disciples who acts as the direct human antagonists.
    • Interestingly enough, both Peter and Mrs. Baylock both die in a kitchen when attempting to kill the protagonist, who kills him/her with cooking utensils (Mrs. Baylock by carving fork and Peter by skewer).
    • Additionally, the way he dies in the premonition by having a bunch of poles coming down on him not only nods to Father Brennan's death (who only had one pole speared him) in the first Omen film, but also ironically how Ann Thorn kills the second Omen film's protagonist Richard by stabbing him with three of the Daggers of Megiddo all at once.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Already had a bit of a downplayed Jerkass air to him before he goes crazy.
  • Dirty Coward: At the climax, he tries to kill Sam and Molly to save his own skin.
  • The Dragon: Becomes this for Death. Death, however, has a sense of honour, so the Jerkass dies anyway.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Peter tells to his friends how he had the opportunity to kill random persons on the street, without any repercussion, stealing their remaining lifetime, but he refrained from doing so, because he couldn't see a reason for them deserving to die. His friends are much relieved. For a very short time, though, as then he starts getting more threatening.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Betrays his remaining friends and tries to kill them to appease Death. Death, who has a sense of honour - even if it is a twisted and maniacal one - decides he won't have that and Peter goes out too!
  • The Heavy: He is the only direct physical antagonist in the series, as Death never had a physical form and attacks protagonists in staged freak accidents unlike Peter who just outright tries to kill his remaining friends by his own direct hand.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Gets impaled with a large skewer by Sam to stop him killing Molly.
    • This is also how he dies in the premonition. A bunch of poles would have come down on him, with one of the poles stabbing him in the head.
  • In the Back: Where Sam impales him.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: After Candice's death.
  • Leave No Witnesses: Tries to kill Molly after he shoots and kills Agent Block. But Sam stops him before he can.
  • Pet the Dog: He did try to warn Dennis about Death and his list, and seems reluctant at the idea of killing Sam.
  • Sanity Slippage: After Candice's death.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Near the end of the movie.
  • Tragic Villain: Peter definitely lost his mind at the end, but the only reason why he’s so crazy is that he wants to live.
  • Walking Spoiler: There's a reason most of his character tropes are censored.

    Agent Jim Block 

Agent Jim Block

Played by: Courtney B. Vance
  • Agent Scully: Towards the whole "Death-is-following-us" thing. Subverted as the film goes on.
  • Badass Longcoat: A tough, investigative man who wears a longboat.
  • By-the-Book Cop: He conducts his investigation carefully, and without overstepping his bounds.
  • In the Back: Shot by Peter, who claims his life force to avoid Death; Block was the person investigating the bridge collapse, meaning he wasn't involved with the collapse himself and was therefore never in danger of dying.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He looks for any signs of suspicious activity, but is also willing to recognize the signs that Sam is innocent and still try to protect him and the others.

    Olivia Castle 

Olivia Castle

Played by: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Claims to "get weird" at tragedies, after giggling to a joke at the funeral, although it's unclear if this is an actual disorder or just an excuse.
  • Disney Villain Death: After the botched LASIK surgery, she stumbles out a window and falls onto a car.
  • Eye Scream: Due to a malfunctioning LASIK machine.
  • Hidden Depths: engages in Drowning My Sorrows with the others shortly after Candice dies, did get off the bus when Sam had his freak out, doesn't judge Sam over his vision.
  • Hope Spot: After getting out of the laser machine, she is frazzled, distressed and blinded in one eye but otherwise alright. And then she trips up, falls through a window and falls to her death.
  • Jerkass
  • Naughty by Night: implied by how she shows up for work in a musicians van, wearing a revealing outfit before changing into something more conservative. The shooting script describes her as having some loose glitter from a nightclub in her hair.
  • Nervous Wreck: before her eyes surgery.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Considered one of the hottest characters of the series.
  • Red Herring: At first, the audience expects Olivia to die from the haywire LASIK machine. Instead, they get thrown a curveball when she dies as a result of stepping her heel on a teddy bear's eye, which popped out earlier in the scene. She loses her balance and falls through the window and onto a car below.
  • The Rival: To Candice Hooper.

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    Dennis Lapman 

Dennis Lapman

Played by: David Koechner
  • Hidden Depths: as the bodies start piling up, there's one scene where the others look into his office and see him with his head in his hands, apparently crying or otherwise emotionally affected.
  • Mean Boss: You wouldn't really want to be under his wing...unless you liked being scolded.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: references having some.
  • Wrench Whack: How he dies.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: in his interactions with Block, who asked him to keep an eye on Sam, asking if they should have codenames or something.

    Roy Carson 

Roy Carson

Played by: Brent Stait

    Isaac Palmer 

Isaac Palmer

Played by: P. J. Byrne
  • Asshole Victim: Makes a couple insults to the acupuncturist prior to her leaving the room, plus she doesn't like him bringing his phone in. She's the last person he ever sees, literally, and the place she puts his phone plays a part when it rings a second time.
  • Death by Racism: Makes a racist joke towards his acupuncturist and a Buddha statue, saying she can't understand him because she's Chinese, and then makes a "2 million people can't be Wong" snark. Death, who has a sense of honour and integrity, albeit a warped and twisted one, decides to take revenge and Isaac dies via the Chinese Buddha figure falling on his head.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Wears glasses except for his death scene, and isn't particularly a nice guy.
  • Human Pincushion: Was undergoing acupuncture treatment at the time of his death, and when his bed collapses, it drives the needles too far into his body; this helps with his eventual death.
  • Kill It with Fire: Subverted. Despite noticing a stand catching on fire and him knocking candles onto ointment that spreads the fire, he dies under the falling Buddha statue, and never suffers anything from the flames, which died down on both the stand and the ointment.
  • Your Head Asplode: Crushed under a Buddha ornament.

    Candice Hooper 

Candice Hooper

Played by: Ellen Wroe

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