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Characters introduced in previous films:

  • Unbreakable: David Dunn / The Overseer, Joseph Dunn, Elijah Price / Mr. Glass, Mrs. Price, Jai.
  • Split: Kevin Wendell Crumb / The Hordenote , Casey Cooke.

Characters introduced in Glass:

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Kevin Wendell Crumb's other split personalities note 

    Luke 

Luke

A movie-loving personality with a Southern accent.


    Felida 

Felida

The personality of a Latino woman.


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    Ellie Staple 

Dr. Ellie Staple

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"We are not meant to have this much power."

Portrayed By: Sarah Paulson

"It's amazing to meet you. It is simply extraordinary. Maybe this will all make sense if I explain who I am. My name is Dr. Ellie Staple, and I’m a psychiatrist. My work concerns a particular type of delusion of grandeur. It's a growing field. I specialize in those individuals who believe they are superheroes."

A psychiatrist specialising in delusions of grandeur who treats patients convinced that they are superhumans.


  • Admiring the Abomination: She's so amazed when having Elijah Price, Kevin Wendell Crumb and David Dunn brought together before her for the first time that she almost cries.
  • Agent Scully: She uses rational explanations to point out how superhuman acts committed by Dunn and Crumb weren't. Subverted in that she was Gaslighting them in order to make them doubt their abilities. In reality she's more akin to the Cigarette Smoking Man working with an Ancient Conspiracy in order to keep the real world unaware that superhumans live among us.
  • Anti-Villain: She belongs to an Ancient Conspiracy aimed at killing the superheroes and supervillains that appear everywhere in the world, but she's part of a faction that believes in just making them stop believing they have those powers. She only concedes to killing them when it becomes clear they cannot be contained.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Judging by what she says, she doesn't seem to believe that her three patients (Elijah, Kevin and David) are comic book-like superpowered individuals, despite the many unnatural things that happened and involved them. Later subverted when it turns out that she's practicing Obfuscating Stupidity, because she knows their abilities are real. She only says otherwise because she wants them to believe they are not what they are.
  • Big Bad: Technically, she is this to Glass, as the face of the Ancient Conspiracy of Cape Busters who want to keep superhumans (be they heroic or villainous) from becoming public knowledge.
  • Cape Busters: A variation on this, as she hopes to distance her patients from the "delusion" that they are superhuman. Actually, she’s a rather direct version, but hopes to prevent the rise of superhumans through gaslighting rather than execution.
  • Consummate Liar: The lies she uses to gaslight her patients are so plausible and told with such skill that two out of three immediately believe her and even the audience thinks she's merely Entertainingly Wrong.
  • Gaslighting: A master at this, coming very close to convincing both David Dunn and the Horde into thinking they had imagined their powers, all within the space of only three days.
  • Oh, Crap!: She has two of them:
    • When she finds out the Overseer, Mr. Glass and the Beast have escaped their cells.
    • Later when she realizes that Mr. Glass connected the psychiatric's HD-CCTV system to the Internet in order to show the recording of the Overseer and the Beast's battle to the world.
  • Properly Paranoid: She doesn't believe they actually have powers, but nevertheless installed more security cameras in the asylum. Not only does she knew all along they're really supers, but she realizes too late that Mr. Glass wanted her to install more cameras to keep an eye on him, allowing him to send the recording of the fight for the world to see.
  • The Shrink: She's a psychiatrist who specializes in patients with comic book-related delusions of grandeur. Or so she says.
  • Villainous Breakdown: She gets a short but pretty satisfying one when she realizes that Mr. Glass had outsmarted her and shared the security camera videos right under her nose. She walks into an empty hallway of the asylum, pauses, then starts screaming.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her exact role in the film makes up one of the film's many twists.

    Clarence Crumb 

Dr. Clarence Wendell Crumb

Portrayed By: Bryan McElroy

The long dead father of Kevin Wendell Crumb.


  • Call-Forward: He was a psychiatrist specializing in split personalities. Which is the condition his son has later been affected by.
  • Posthumous Character: As shown in a flashback, he died in the Eastrail 177 train accident, which was caused by Elijah Price and of which David Dunn was the sole survivor.

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