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    Scott William Pilgrim
Scott Pilgrim
Sketchy-ass 24-year-old
Rating: Awesome

Our hero. Scott is a dull-witted, unemployed slacker and the bassist of a band called Sex Bob-omb. Despite his various faults, he is a generally decent person with a good heart. He falls in love with Ramona Flowers, but is forced to fight and defeat her Seven Evil Exes in order to be with her. Thankfully, he just so happens to be the best fighter in the province.

  • Achilles in His Tent: For the first part of volume 6. His wilderness sabbatical allows him to recover.
  • Adorkable: He's an energetic colossal dork, which his friends find equally exasperating and endearing.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: While it's never really addressed or mentioned within the story and Word of God has said nothing on the subject matter, over the series, Scott has shown signs that he may be neuroatypical:
    • Right in the beginning, Book 1 portrays his mental landscape be a desolate desert while he mourns on feeling alone, indicating potential feelings of emotional isolation and loneliness. It would go further in explaining the commonalities between him and Gideon Graves.
    • Throughout the course of the story, Scott has shown trouble communicating his feelings in relationships and often appears socially awkward. He also has problems understanding sarcasm.
    • Given how a Subspace Highway runs through his mind and that it's implied to be not a regular or common thing, it's likely that he is neuroatypical. This may explain his various troublesome social interactions and peculiar thought process with the presence of the Subsace Highway path through his mind being symptomatic or even a cause of this.
  • Audience Surrogate: Scott's ignorance conviently allows him to serve as the perfect reader proxy for the supporting cast to dole out exposition to. He also occasionally reacts to the stranger aspects of his world the same way that an ordinary person would while the rest of the cast treat them as if they were completely mundane, such as the save point in volume 3.
  • Back from the Dead: He was killed by Gideon when he was stabbed with his own sword, but resurrected thanks to his extra life.
  • Born Lucky: He manages to be in a pretty good spot and with a close-knit (if fairly dysfunctional) group of friends despite being an unemployed and ambitionless loser. He's also inexplicably great at fighting, which allows him to hold his own against the Evil Exes. His luck runs out in Volume 5, though.
    Kim Pine: Scott, if your life had a face, I would punch it. I would punch your life in the face.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: A specific variation; Scott has great difficulty and reluctance ending relationships with the women he is with (as in knowing when to call it quits and following through on it). In fact, whenever he is forced into potentially having to do so, he becomes very uncomfortable in doing so and the whole ordreal collaspes or blows up. The reasons why seems to vary by relationship, though they all seem rooted in Scott being nonconfrontational and not wanting to hurt anyone.
    • This is painfully deconstructed at his inability to say it leads to both sides getting hurt anyway, which is the furthest thing from his mind. When he is forced to break up with Kim because he is moving to Toronto back when they were in high scool, he asks their mutual friend Lisa to do so for him. Kim understandably does not take it well and is pretty angry and hurt when she confronts Scott about it. Scott (from the limited reaction we see) just has an expression of embarassment and shame on his face. His inability to break up with Kim (his first girlfriend) on amicable terms means that there is some tension when they meet up, even as friends (it's all but explict that Kim has some remaining longing for him). It is finally cleared in the last book, where he kisses her out of realization on how she's always been there. She initially indulges in it, but backs off ultimately. This ends up triggering Negascott's return and after some words of encouragement, she helps Scott absorb Negascott.
    • While his relationship with Knives was genuinely caring, Knives' growing infatuation with Scott was going past his comfort zone and his inability to break up with her sooner led to him accidentally cheating on her with Ramona. On the other hand, Ramona's intrusion into Scott's life by invading his dreams via the Subspace Highway was the main reason why Scott even focused on Ramona so much in the first place that led to said relationship ending. It's unlikely Scott would've become focused with Ramona had he met her first at Julie's party rather than them meeting inside of his head and thus, he would probably still be with Knives (though her stronger feelings would still be a problem that Scott would have trouble facing). Even then, Knives' departure for college would've spelled the end for their relationship. However, from a more symbolic standpoint, her invasion into Scott's innermost thoughts served as a pivotal and even unorthodox intimate moment, which may explain why he formed a connection with her easier when they talked (along with them being Not So Different.)
    • Played with regarding Envy, though. Initially, the ordeal was set up that the fallout was entirely her fault and the fact that his friends, who are more than willing to call him out on his mistakes, stand by him in defense is a pretty big reinforcement of that. Their break-up is later revealed in Book 6 to have been caused after Scott had a big fight with her at a New Years' party after getting drunk (though this was hinted earlier with Scott expresses doubt or at least confusion since he doesn't drink. He also doesn't even remember the fight, though then again, he was drunk). Envy would soon break up with Scott afterwards. Should be noted that said fight was caused by Envy's increasing aloofness in their relationship along with her takeover of the band and steering it toward goals the rest of the band was not wholly comfortable with. However, when Wallace first met Envy, it was during their decline and within minutes of meeting her, Wallace told Scott to break it. As such, it's implied Scott should've ended the relationship sooner with her rather than having it drawn out and led to the fight. Interestingly enough, Envy's salty behavior toward Scott is later revealed that she also had her feelings hurt when the relationship ended (even if it was mainly because of her descent into jerkdom).
  • Cerebus Retcon: A downplayed example, but it becomes increasingly more apparent as the series goes on that Scott isn't as nice as he holds himself to be and his accidental insensitivity regarding certain aspects of relationships and communication hurts himself, his friends, and his loved ones. He owns up to these mistakes by the end.
  • Character Development: He becomes progressively more mature and aware of his faults as the series goes on. He notably ends the series not finished with his development, though then again, when is anybody finished with their development anyway?
  • Chekhov's Skill: In Volume 2, it's shown that Scott is an exceedingly good cook. When he gets a job at a restaurant in book four, he's relegated to a dishwasher. Played straight at the end of Volume 6. Scott Pilgrim, greatest prep chef in the world. He still messes up an order, but Stephen's comment implies it was an accident or just him succumbing to end-of-day fatigue.
    Stephen Stills: Whatever, they ordered at 10:55. They're getting a salad.
  • Chick Magnet: Scott is unusually talented at attracting women, to the point where almost the entire female cast of the series show at least passing interest in him at one point or another. While he is a Nice Guy, his nonconfrontational nature means that if situations or changes are forcing him to break things off, he drags his feet and delays it until it leads to a fallout with both sides feeling hurt.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He is a Deconstruction of one. He has trouble communicating his feelings, becomes awkward in tense situations and is a pretty flighty and impulsive person. This means that he tends to hurt himself and others, especially in his relationships. He often makes ill-thought out decisions, but he legitimately means no harm. However, he often struggles to confront and or own up to those issues (though he ultimately does the right thing when he realizes he does something wrong. Making him realize it is the harder task.)
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Scott Pilgrim may not be bright, but he's also the "best fighter in the province".
  • Dramatic Irony: Scott's biggest problem in relationships comes from the fact that he is very uncomfortable and thus unwilling to end the relationship when it's time to (though in Envy's case, it's him not doing it sooner). Because he doesn't do so, the relationship falls apart with both sides in pain, which was the last thing Scott wanted since that was the reason why he didn't want to do it in the first place.
  • Dreaming the Truth: Scott's dreams are a variant in that they are symbolic representations for the reader and not necessarily for Scott himself. Here is the list of them:
    • His first one has him lament his isolation in a desert, indicating that despite his friends and relationship, he feels alone and emotionally vulnerable. This likely stems from the emotional pain after what happened between him and Envy. Ramona's intrusion and Scott's followup question on making out are likely signs that her interruption prompted a subconscious revelation within Scott. The exchange seems reveals a repressed desire for emotional intimacy and trust that he is not wanting to indulge, either out of fear or insecurity (as he and Knives were only casually dating at the time.)
    • His second dream shows him playing in a band rocking out. This expresses his desire to play music just for the fun of it and reach success with his friends. However, of note is who the band consists of. Mainly of Kim, Envy, and Knives. Envy or rather Natalie's inclusion reflects Scott's longing for the past when she first joined with them while being in a happy relationship and they were enjoying being in a band for the fun of it. Additionally, Kim's subtle presence reflects how she is a constant presence in his life and the lingering feelings he has for her. Most notably however is Knives' presence. Not only is she in the dream, but she is on there on stage with him, even getting a panel of Scott looking at her affectionately while she plays the saxophone or a similar looking instrument. This shows that, contrary to what his friends (and a prominent portion of the fanbase) think or believe, Scott's relationship with Knives is genuine and real. He wants her to be at his side and their relationship is just as meaningful and important as the ones he had with Kim and Natalie. He genuinely sees her as an equal romantic partner and having a bond with her. However, he then notices Ramona there, making him realize he's dreaming which she confirms. This may represent that what Scott wants is not attainable and possibly foreshadowing the fate of his and Knives' relationship since Ramona's presence in the audience lets her see him in a different way.
    • While his first two dreams were in Book 1, it wouldn't be until Book 6 where we see another dream. This one has Ramona appear as an angel in the desert with Scott being vulnerable and trying to reach out to her before being attacked by demonic versions of Kim, Envy, and Knives. This seems to show his desire to want to move forward with her yet being held back by the hauntings of his past.
    • Defied however when he dreams of back when he was in high school with Kim. Dreaming of how he supposedly save her and the later revelation of messing with his memories indicate the influence Gideon is having in his life, though also may hint at them being Not So Different and partially how Scott sees himself.
  • Easily Forgiven: Despite accidentally cheating on Knives because he was unable to break up with her, Knives still adores Scott albeit (eventually) platonically and holds him in higher esteem than most of their other friends do.
  • Epiphany Therapy: Has two; one when he visits Kim Pine at her parents' home in the Wilderness and confronts Nega-Scott; and one when Gideon kills him and he remembers his extra life.
  • Fag Hag: A male version. Scott is really good at befriending gay guys. By the end of the story, Young Neil is revealed to be his only heterosexual male friend.
  • Fake Memories: Scott had his memories tampered with by Gideon For the Evulz. This becomes even more problematic since Scott tends to suppress his less-than-pleasant memories, meaning he is operating on incomplete data that's been corrupted and/or false for most of the story.
  • First Love: Was this for Knives. The two enjoyed a casual yet affectionate relationship. However, Knives' growing feelings and desire for intimacy would contrast against Scott not having fully healed from his relationship with Envy. His inabilty to end relationships when he needs to led to Scott cheating on Knives with Ramona. Despite this, she quickly forgives him and even when she does get over him romantically, cares deeply for him and says he'll always be her "Clash at Demonhead." Whatever that means.
  • Gasp of Life: After using his {{1UP}} when Gideon kills him, Scott comes back to life with a loud gasp.
  • Genius Ditz: For the most part, he's a ditzy dork who needs his friends' help or advice on most matters. However, he is still the best fighter in the province and a talented cook. Ramona is surprised by the latter.
  • Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: "You had a sexy phase?!"
  • Guile Hero: He has a moment of this when he tricks Lucas Lee into pulling an impossible skateboarding trick to defeat him. He usually wins through brute force or luck, though.
  • Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: His hair was much longer in university, until he got an Important Haircut right before the relationship fallout with Envy.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Happens in Volume 6 to Scott while he's inside Ramona's mind.
  • The Heart: While Scott can be insensitive, ditzy, and a flake, he is genuinely the most friendly and welcoming of the group. In fact, they all met one another through Scott and despite the snark, they call care about one another.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Scott dated two — Kim and Envy.
  • Heroic BSoD: Had two big ones. He was recovering from one at the start, (due to his bad breakup with Envy and may have contributed to the decline of his and Knives' relationship). The second was Ramona leaving after Scott beat the twins at the end of Book 5 and ending up in a state of ennui and surprisingly growing mental instability.
  • Idiot Hero: Scott is prone to plenty of mistakes as a result of not thinking things through and insensitivity, but he's still The Hero of the story and trying to improve.
  • Ignored Epiphany: Intially played straight, but subverted seconds later in that he needs to accept NegaScott as a part of him rather than something to overcome and defeat.
    Kim: If you don't accept it, you'll keep making the same mistakes over and over again!!
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Stabbed by Gideon in the Chaos Theatre.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: Just how exactly did a directionless slacker like him become the best fighter in the province? And for that matter, what exactly did he do to be declared the best fighter in the province? Who cares!
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Downplayed. He's usually a Nice Guy, but he has some notable flaws that keep him from being completely clean-cut, such as his insensitivity to others' feelings and selfishness (though really, no more than his friends.) When he realizes he's done wrong, though, he always tries to make up for it and he's ultimately a good person.
  • Karma Houdini: Scott seems to get away pretty clean in regards to him cheating on Knives with Ramona. Until volume 5, that is.
  • Kavorka Man: Played With. While he's apparently considered attractive in-universe, he's also an awkward directionless loser with a lot of emotional baggage and can often be insensitive to the feelings of others (though not on purpose.) Does not stop him getting him a fair bit of attention and his girlfriends weren't without their issues as well.
  • Lame Comeback:
    Scott: Envy Adams? Partying with mere mortals?
    Envy: *glare*
    Scott: Why don't you go back to... to... Montrealhalla.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia:
    • Downplayed and partially self-inflicted; he tends to repress the bad memories in regards to conflicts or misdeeds toward the people he cares about, especially his girlfriends. However, he never really forgot it; he knows he messed up, but does not recall the details.
    • Played straight when Gideon went and tampered with his memories For the Evulz. The purpose of his Epiphany Therapy in the wilderness is to confront his mistakes and thus fix his memories.
  • Level-Up at Intimacy 5: He gains the Power of Love after finally saying the "L Word"note  to Ramona.
  • Magikarp Power: The reason Scott didn't have a Skateboard Proficiency? He has a Sword Proficiency instead. Convenient when one actually shows up.
  • Manchild: He's a video-game playing slacker who relies on his roommate for financial support while being content with doing nothing else besides playing in a band with his friends.
  • Marry Them All: If you play as Scott in the game, his ending has Ramona ultimately leave him, but he appears to end up with a harem of his past girlfriends of Kim, Natalie and Knives. Though the question at the end suggests it may not make him ultimately happy.
  • Megaton Punch: Scott once punched a person so hard that he went all the way around the world. Stephen Stills confirms this, as he was there. Apparently.
  • NEET: Up until Volume 4, Scott was "in between jobs" (he had lost his "dream job" shortly before Volume 1). He did attend college, but he doesn't remember whether he graduated or not due to the psychological damage his breakup with Envy caused him.
  • Never My Fault: Subverted. He knows he screws up a lot, but he doesn't understand the full ramifications of some of his screw ups toward his past girlfriends, and a major theme is him coming to terms with owning up to his fair share of the problems.
    • Furthermore, he actually doesn't blame anyone else for what happened. He possesses a nonconfrontatonal approach and appears to blame more the circumstances of what happened. However, this does mean he is prone to making the same sort of mistakes because he is not confronting the issues at hand.
  • Nice Guy: Downplayed. While he's genuinely a nice and friendly guy, it becomes clear over time that his tendency to think of himself before others, run from his problems, and make irrational or just plain stupid decisions on a whim make him not as good of a person as he thinks he is. Granted, none of those decisions are done out of malice and he ultimately works to overcoming those faults and becoming a better person, further playing the trope straight.
  • Nobody Loves the Bassist: Which is why he got stuck with the role — no-one else wanted it.
  • Not So Different: Scott is this with Gideon, at least when it comes to their relationships. At first glance, they're pretty darn apart, as Gideon is a larger-than-life media mogul compared to the directionless slacker Scott. However, both have been insensitive and not the best people with their romantic partners. Both also seem to show some form of social or emotional isolation; compare Scott feeling utterly alone in the first book in his head with Gideon admitting that he was trapped in his head since birth. Scott realizing this commonality between them supposedly gives him a moment of understanding Gideon, and thus resolving to change and unlocking the Power of Understanding.
    Scott: Gideon...I think I understand you, man....And now I have to kill you.
  • Obliviously Hurtful: Connected to Ambiguous Disorder; Scott seems to not fully understand when he is acting insensitive or not thinking things through. He doesn't meant to hurt anybody, but his bad decisions still hurts himself and others.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Wallace, who is his closest male friend, but also happens to be gay. Their relationship gets played for laughs a few times, with Ramona raising an eyebrow after learning that Scott shares a bed with a gay man, but is otherwise shown to be entirely platonic yet also incredibly strong
  • Poor Communication Kills: Scott's big problem is he has trouble commuicating properly and openly. Besides having a tendency to stick his foot in his mouth, he has trouble saying what needs to be said during relationships, such as ending them, as previously stated above. This comes from a confrontation of not wanting ro rock the boat or hurt anyone's feelings along with just not wanting to be in such an uncomfortable position. Alot of his problems would've been made easier if he was more open with his thoughts (though part of his Character Development is actually figuring out what are his problems and hidden feelings to begin with.) However, possible his poor communication skills is symptomatic of an Ambiguous Disorder.
  • Pretty in Mink: He is often seen in parkas.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Pretty mild example. While Scott really doesn't have a mean bone in his body, he's got some emotional issues and troubles and his impulsive actions have hurt his loved ones. However, this only applies by Book 6 where he is undergoing a gradual mental breakdown due to Ramona leaving him and the psychological damage likely being caused by The Glow.
  • Really Gets Around: He's slept with Kim, Envy, and Ramona. He has also made out with Knives, and has had a few implied incidents with Sandra and Monique.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: His outgoing and mercurial nature contrasts heavily with most of the relatively laid back and sullen supporting cast, but is most pronounced when opposite Ramona, Kim, Stephen Stills, and Wallace.
  • Shonen Hair: Scott's hair gets spikier and more unkempt with each installment. It still stays mostly flat for most of the story, but in Vol. 6 it gets spiky. This is implied to be mostly due to Scott letting himself go and not brushing it during his slump after Ramona left him.
  • The Slacker: He's unemployed and is reliant on Wallace at the beginning of the series.
  • The Final Temptation: Has his in the middle of Volume Six, during his wilderness sabbatical. Staying with Kim Pine, he impulsively kisses her while confessing that she has been one of the few constants in his life. The temptation comes in the potential return to some form of stability given their past relationship and both of them being familiar with how the other works. Kim convinces him not to and to fight for Ramona and in turn, fight to change. Notable because it's just as big a temptation if not more so for Kim.
  • The Teetotaler: He refuses to drink, to the point where it's treated like a big deal when he does. This is done to further his Manchild image rather than show any moral upstandingness. We're never given a reason for this, however.
  • Tetris Effect: Gideon's plot had a phase of messing around Scott's memories, and the result in the high school memories would almost be a good example of this, but with his usual video games instead of Tetris.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He very much likes bread, especially garlic bread.
  • Unreliable Narrator: The validity of his flashbacks is highly questionable thanks to Gideon's altering of Scott's memories and to a lesser extent, Scott's repression of his memories. Granted, this is mainly with his relationship with Kim. Given Wallace's and Stacey's views on what happened with Envy, it's clear that his memories of the incident are a lot more accurate.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    Scott: Are you okay now?
    Envy: Am I...? You just headbutted my best friend so hard he burst, Scott.
    Scott: Envy Adams? Partying with mere mortals?
    Envy: *glare*
    Scott: Why don't you go back to... to... Montrealhalla.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Has an unexplained aversion to fighting women. Towards the end of Volume 4, he eventually comes to accept fighting Roxie, and manages to slice her with his newly-acquired Power of Love. He has no such standard in the game, starting with directly attacking Matthew's Demon Hipster Chicks (all enemies before that point are men) and regularly fighting female mooks from there on.

    Ramona Victoria Flowers
Ramona Flowers
Age: 25 years old
American Delivery Ninja

The heroine of the story. An American who recently moved to Canada. A series of chance encounters leads to Scott asking her out on a date. She has a mysterious past which is slowly uncovered over the course of the series. She entered and ended a total of seven relationships, and not only did they all turn evil, but they formed a league together and now control her love life by fighting and killing off any potential suitor she starts dating.

  • Action Girl: Just as capable in a fight as Scott is.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Had a relationship with Roxanne, which she refers to as "a phase" and had some moments with Kim Pine, including a few while being with Scott at the same time.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Throughout the comic, Ramona changes her hairstyle because she's trying to figure out who she is. In the fifth book, when Scott is looking through her drawer, you can see a pill bottle. Considering the many Ramona's in the last book, it seems likely that she has a Split Personality disorder. Even if she doesn't have such a disorder, she still needs medication for... Something, which still means she has this trope.
  • Bag of Holding: Ramona's purse, elaborately lampshading the fact that it contains a hammer (+ 2 against girls), a titanium baseball bat (+ 1 against blondes), and even Scott himself. "Capacity: unknown." When it's destroyed during the fight against Gideon in Volume 6, thousands of objects come out from it. The bag's unlimited capacity is explained because it's an access point to the Subspace Highway, which Scott later uses to get inside Ramona's mind and eliminate the fragment of Gideon inside it.
  • Batter Up!: Her choice of weapons includes a baseball bat.
  • Birds of a Feather: Near the end of volume 6, it's revealed that Ramona spent her time away from Scott the exact same way he did - by moping, slacking, and sleeping all day. Scott's friends declare them a perfect couple. She also has many of the same flaws as Scott, such as overlooking her own mistakes in her past relationships. At the end of the series, their friends agree it's less about them belonging together and more like they deserve each other.
  • Boobs of Steel: It's likely not a coincidence that the bustiest girl in the series is also the most action-orientated.
  • Boyish Short Hair:
    Scott: Have you seen a girl who has hair like *this*? (mimics the shape of her haircut)
  • Character Tics: Her head tends to glow whenever she's frustrated, uncomfortable, or jealous. Gideon had something to do with that.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: When Lisa enters the scene, Ramona is initially friendly with her, but when Roxie starts putting ideas in her head that Scott is cheating on her with Lisa, she becomes very irritated and insecure about it. She does apologize when Scott defeats Roxie.
  • Combat Medic: In the game, she's the only one who can heal all players at once by summoning Knives (the assist move having Knives bring coffee for everyone). Kim can also heal, but only herself.
  • Convenient Color Change: According to Word of God, Ramona's purse changes colours.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Snarks a lot at the ridiculous things that happen around her.
  • Drop the Hammer: Her choice of weapons includes a hammer and is her choice weapon in the game.
  • Dude Magnet: She has SEVEN evil exes, and that's just the tip of the iceberg for Ramona. They're not all dudes, either.
  • Experimented in College: With Roxanne.
  • Femme Fatale: Parodied. The fact that she used to smoke (and still does on certain occasions) makes Scott think that she is evil. Many of her exes accuse her of ruining their lives and drawing them to villainy, but they are just using her as an excuse for their actions.
  • Fragile Speedster: Has the fastest initial movement speed in the game, but slightly weaker attacks. The difference is marginal enough that it's barely noticeable, though.
  • Genki Girl: In the game, her animations are quite a bit more chipper and energetic than her personality is conveyed to be in the books.
  • Girl of My Dreams: Parodied, but also deconstructed. Scott did not know her at all beforehand and seeing her constantly within his dreams ends up unsettling him, especially when he finally sees her in the real world for the first time. While meant to be humorous, Scott's freaked-out and on-edge reactions is actually understandable from a realistic perspective. Ramona reveals she's been appearing there mainly for her job and regarded Scott and her invasion of his dream space with indifference and annoyance. She does become embarrassed about her behavior when he confronts her and she does explain about Subspace.
  • Hot-Blooded Sideburns: She has them in one of her hairstyles, although she is not particularly Hot-Blooded.
  • Hypocrite: Lampshaded a few times. She regularly gets angry at Scott for minor transgressions while she has either done or is doing worse. For example, she's a bit miffed at Scott for spending a platonic evening with Lisa, even though that same evening, Ramona was hanging out (and making out a little) with one of her exes (granted, it was only because of said ex sticking those ideas in her head in the first place.) She's angry when Scott goes inside her head, even though she regularly has fun teasing him when she goes inside his head. And she freaks out about Scott dating her before breaking things off with Knives, even though she cheated on several of her exes.
  • Important Haircut: Inverted example. Ramona tends to change her hair color often and keep it short. Her letting it grow out is a big OOC alert. She cuts it for the first time in a while right before disappearing from Scott's life, representing her cutting her ties with Scott.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Yes, while she committed her fair share of mistakes, she is still a good person who wants to become a better person and do so hand-in-hand with Scott.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: A Deconstructive Parody of one. Her introduction into the story (via intruding in Scott's dreams no less) is what starts the chain of events that lead to Scott's growth. However, her issues are the dominant force that drives the plot and it's pretty clear that she needs the Character Development even more than Scott.
  • Magic Skirt: Averted. Even when she wears ankle-length skirts, she'll still get the occasional Panty Shot.
  • Mistaken for Dyed: Zigzagged and played for laughs. Not even Ramona knows if her hair color is her natural color when asked if it is dyed, which was a joke due to the comic being in black and white, rendering her hair looking black when color art has it blue. A colored picture does heavily hint that she's a brunette though.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Conspicuously so. She likes to show off her legs and the audience sees her in her underwear fairly frequently.
  • Mysterious Past: She never goes into too much detail on what she did in America. While the readers do learn of her relationships with her exes, other parts of her past remain a mystery.
  • Never My Fault: Tying in with her Hypocrisy, she is a more clear-cut example of this than Scott. Ramona blames the Evil Exes for all of the troubles that she's experienced in life. While this is true in some aspects, it also completely overlooks her own role, which is frequently just as much to blame.
  • Not So Above It All: She seems to be more mature than Scott at first glance, but she has just as much potential to be lazy and unproductive, spending her days off sleeping and moping. In regards to relationship problems, she is worse than Scott. Scott's relationship problems ironically came from his inability to break off the relationship due to circumstances, leading to both sides being hurt. However, they were all happy and caring relationships. Ramona meanwhile... well she dated a minority student for a week back in middle school because he stuck out, she dumped Lucas for Todd relatively quick and she two-timed the Katayanagi twins with each other. The only relatively good relationship she had was her "sexy phase" with Roxie and even then, she tried downplaying it. Heck, she tends to accuse of Scott of doing things while doing worse things (though the main instance was Roxie's influence.)
  • Phlebotinum Rebel: Her teleportation powers come from Gideon experimenting with "the Glow" on her, something that uses the Subspace to trap someone in the emotions of their head. She found a way to use it to access the Subspace without the need for the Subspace's doors.
  • Portal Network: Convenient for an employee.
  • Really Gets Around: Apparently got a reputation for this when she was younger.
  • Rollerblade Good: Her preferred method of transportation.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: Ramona and Roxanne, her college roommate in the past.
  • She's Got Legs: Best seen in the beginning of Volume 4, when her and Scott are sitting on the bench, she puts her legs on top of Scott's lap.
  • Stocking Filler: Wears a pair in several of her outfits.
  • Straw Hypocrite: It eventually becomes clear that Ramona also isn't great at confronting the mistakes that she made in her relationships, which she has no problem calling Scott out for. Hell, her mistakes are noticeably larger and the result of Jerkass behavior compared to Scott's insensitivity and not knowing
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She is cold at first glance, but once Scott gets to know her, it becomes apparent that she's actually a pretty decent person who has made her fair share of mistakes.
  • Sudden Eye Color: Her eyes, while black because of the artstyle, appear as blue in her reflection.
  • Took A Level In Jerk Ass: In Volume 4, she becomes more hostile to Scott. Lampshaded and she apologizes for it after Scott defeats Roxie.
  • Traumatic Haircut: Before leaving Scott at the end of volume 5.
  • Vague Age: At first. She's eventually revealed to be 24; a bit older than Scott.
  • Visual Pun: Her Bag of Holding. At the end of volume 6, Gideon destroys it and all her baggage spills all over the floor. She decides not to bother picking it up.
  • We Named the Monkey "Jack": Ramona's cat is named Gideon, which everyone, even Gideon, expresses surprise over. Ramona quickly reveals it to be a coping mechanism, but it still gets her weird looks.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: And red, and green, and purple...
  • You Are Fat: Gets this constantly from Knives, when she goes ballistic for Scott's sake, and even Roxanne states that she put on a little weight since college. This is all debatable, but she definitely is curvier than the rest of the main female cast.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Cheated on each of the Katayanagi twins with the other. She also technically made out with Roxy while dating Scott.

    Kimberly "Kim" Pine
Kim Pine
Age: 24 years old
Will eat your soul

Drummer of Sex Bob-omb. An ex-girlfriend of Scott's, and his close friend since their high school days. She is usually the lone voice of reason in all the madness going on around her. Since said voice of reason usually gets ignored, it doesn't matter all that much.

Years before Scott Pilgrim was created, Bryan Lee O'Malley used the name "Kim Pine" for a very different (or at least much less defined) character in his short-lived comic strip "Style".

  • Adaptational Badass: A non-combatant in the books, but just as tough as Scott and Ramona in the game and the only one with a projectile attack out of the core cast of four playable characters.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: While she's merely Ambiguously Bi in the books, one of her primary moves in the video game is calling Knives out for a quick kiss. Her ending also has her walk off into the sunset with her, implying a Relationship Upgrade.
  • All Drummers Are Animals: Although less wild than most examples and more vicious.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Drunkenly made out with Knives once and appears to show some interest in Ramona during the fifth book, but is otherwise only shown to be interested in men.
  • Amicable Exes: Though she wants people to forget she dated him in high school, she's one of Scott's closest friends. It's probably aided by the fact Kim still pines for him.
  • Ass Kicks You: In the game.
  • Back for the Finale: Returns to the city in the last moments of the story, after Scott defeated Gideon.
  • A Day in the Limelight: O'Malley made a short comic about Kim once.
  • Distressed Damsel: Kim is found captured by evil-doers twice. They are keeping her trapped, in shackles or otherwise, and waiting for a contender to show up. Although the first time she may not have been captured at all, considering she was dating the guy. The kidnapping incident was due to Gideon tampering with Scott's memories for kicks. Given the constant references to video games, it is natural that Scott Pilgrim has to Save the Princess.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Her stage outfit in Book 3.
  • The Final Temptation: Kim gets a subtle-yet-impactful one in Book 6 when Scott ends up staying with her during his wilderness sabbatical (since her folks have a cabin in the woods), and he impulsively kisses her while confessing that she has been one of the few constants in his life, the implications being that he wants to get back together with her. Kim actually indulges in the kiss before she pulls away and tells him to fight for Ramona. Her returning the kiss showed that she not only enjoyed the kiss, but was tempted to get back together for Scott, given how she still pined for him. However, she knew that it was better for him to continue trying to work things out with Ramona. It allows the lingering tension to disappear from their relationship.
  • Formerly Fat: Downplayed and not drawn attention to, but she was noticeably pudgier when she dated Scott back in high school.
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: While she doesn't hit him, it's her words that finally get Scott to come to terms with himself in Vol 6.
  • Grumpy Bear: She is very grouchy, but she turns out to be a decent person.
  • Hypocrite: Thinks it's creepy that Scott is dating 17-year-old Knives Chau. She ends up making out with Knives in Vol 4 when they're both drunk.
  • Informed Flaw: She's apparently less attractive than Ramona and Envy, though Generic Cuteness hides this. She does dress quite a bit more plainly than most of the female cast, which lessens this to a small degree. However, the phrasing implies that Kim just thinks of herself as less attractive.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: It's heavily implied that for all her snark, she still cares alot about Scott and not all of it being platonically. In volume 6, when Scott kisses her, she actually goes along with it at first before she breaks it off and tells him to fight for Ramona, since that's who he loves.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Snarky though she may be, she is a very good friend to Scott, using a combination of patience and Brutal Honesty to help him come to terms with his own flaws.
  • Kissing Under the Influence: With Knives at the beginning of Volume 4.
  • Motivational Lie: Cleverly uses one to raise Scott's morale when he's fighting the twins. Just after the twins have tried to break Scott mentally by telling him what a liar, cheater, and hypocrite Ramona is (weakening Scott's will and ability to fight), Kim's phone beeps because it's low on power. Kim tells Scott the beeping was actually her getting a cmessage from Ramona, and furthermore says that Ramona is cheering for Scott and wants to patch things up. With his confidence restored, Scott thrashes the twins.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Almost always looks either bored or annoyed.
  • Put on a Bus: Literally during the fifth volume when she went to the her parents' home. She was also absent during the battle against Gideon.
  • The Reliable One: While everyone is reliable compared to Scott to some extent, she is one that stands out in particular because of how long they have known each other and Kim's loyalty to Scott. Scott even says as much at one point, saying that she's the one who's always there for him. It's also the reason why the Twins kidnapped her, as she is one of the people Scott is closest to.
  • Slasher Smile: In the game. Give Kim Pine a weapon. Look at how her facial expression (normally bored) changes when she uses it. She has this same expression when stomping a fallen enemy.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Some of Kim's bitterness can be explained by her lingering strong feelings toward Scott, especially since their relationship ending was due to him moving away. However, the true problem was Scott's mishandling, having asked their mutual friend Lisa to tell her. Kim was pretty hurt by it and Scott's own expression was guilt Despite this, the relationship never recieved proper closure and her attitude toward him seems to mask the unresolved feelings between them. Hell, when he kissed her in Book 6, she initially went along with it, showing a great temptation to get back together with him.
  • Spit Take: In the game, one of her moves involves spitting out something that resembles heavily condensed pure negativity.
  • Tsundere: She's very snarky toward Scott, but is one of his closest friends and given their past relationship, her attitude masks that she stil cares about him.
  • Tsurime Eyes: She has these.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: It's implied that at least some of her snakiness toward Scott was the lack of real closure in their relationship, leading to lingering feelings on her side (and perhaps on Scott's own as well.) It's resolved by the sixth book, namely by both moving on after she helps him confront his mistakes. Granted, this was after he kissed her in a strong moment when he realizes she was always at his side and she returned the kiss, showing that Kim was tempted to resolve said tension by getting back with him.
  • When She Smiles: Kim has a very sweet smile that rarely crops up. Scott earns points in the movie by apologizing to her, making her smile in earnest.
  • White Magician Girl: In the game. Does she have a staff? No, but she substitutes it with drumsticks. She can also heal best and she is one of the only two characters who have a projectile move.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Her and Scott. They ultimately don't, despite coming very close in Book Six.

    Stephen Stills
Stephen Stills
Age: 24 years old
The Talent

Lead vocalist/guitarist and "the talent" of Sex Bob-omb, and another close friend of Scott's going back to their college days, to where they were dormmates. He works as a cook at a stir-fry restaurant and is Julie Powers' on-again-off-again boyfriend.

  • Adaptational Badass: A Non-Action Guy in the books, a Mighty Glacier who can take down all seven of the Evil Exes in the games.
  • Alliterative Name: His first and last name both begin with "St".
  • Beard of Sorrow: Not necessarily a beard, but Perma-Stubble. Also, his only known girlfriend and boyfriend is Julie and Joseph. The author even labelled him as kind of emo.
  • Beta Couple: First with Julie, then with Kim's gay former roommate Joseph. However, given Stephen's type, his relationships have just as many issues, if not more, than Scott and Ramona's.
  • Coming-Out Story: At the end of book 6; he says he came out of the closet in volume 5.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Though he tends to emphasize the deadpan over the snark.
  • Full-Name Basis: Scott usually refers to him as "Stephen Stills" despite being friends and roomies with him since college.
  • Has a Type: According to the author on his Tumblr, it is not a coincidence that the two people he dated are snarky misanthropes who do not get along with the rest of the group. First off, we have Julie, who is, well, Julie. Then we have Joseph, who is worse than Julie. It may be tied to his personality.
  • Henpecked Husband: Non-married example. He's been dating Julie on and off for years, and their relationship generally consists of her yelling at him while he stoically says "Yeah.". Even after he comes out, he starts dating Joseph, who is perhaps the only character who's even more controlling and chiding than Julie.
  • Hero of Another Story: While he's one of Scott's closest friends, he's only tangentially aware of his feud with the Seven Evil Exes and outside against the thing against Matthew Patel, he doesn't do much to help Scott (though perhaps he's aware there's little he can do.) Instead, he's much more preoccupied with advancing Sex Bob-omb's career, which Scott, despite being a member of the band, is only tangentially aware of (though given he has to deal with people going after his life... not unjustified).
  • Mellow Fellow: When he's not stressed out, he's incredibly laid-back and chill.
  • Mighty Glacier: In the video games, he has the slowest initial movement speed, but hits slightly harder than the other characters.
  • Mood-Swinger: Almost always incredibly chill about everything, but becomes a nervous, paranoid wreck whenever he's about to perform on stage. Surprisingly enough, it's one of the few things that can annoy Scott.
  • No Accounting for Taste: As noted above, he does not have good taste in partners. Stephen Stills and Julie have a pretty vitriolic relationship. By book five, they've broken up "for like the fiftieth time!" Even when he comes out as gay, we see that his new boyfriend is Joseph, a fiery catty man who is even bitchier than Julie.
  • Not So Stoic: One of Stephen's defining traits is how laid-back he is for the most part, but this is punctuated by his various anxiety attacks throughout the series.
  • Out of Focus: Not around much at all in book 5, as he's busy finishing editing Sex Bob-omb's album with Joseph. Conveniently, this allows the reveal that the two are dating to be held off until the final book.
  • Shoryuken: Can pull one off in the game.
  • The Stoic: He's an incredibly chill dude most of the time.
  • Straight Gay: He really doesn't reveal anything about his homosexuality when it comes to be his behavior.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: His moves have a distinct wrestler theme to them.
  • Your Cheating Heart: His relationship with (or at least interest in) Joseph seems to have started during Volume 4, at a time when he and Julie were still "on."
  • Younger Than They Look: In the second volume, he is revealed to be 22 whereas Scott is 23. In the fourth volume, his 24th birthday happens before Scott's 24th birthday happens... Though whether this is a result of the story being told in Scott's point of view or O'Malley making a mistake isn't known.

    Wallace Wells
Wallace Wells
Age: 26 years old
Pretty Darn Gay

Scott's cool gay roommate. Very snarky and blunt, but usually has Scott's best interests at heart. He serves as Mission Control (or something close to it) for Scott's fight against the League of Evil Exes. Bryan Lee O'Malley claims that Wallace is based on a former real-life roommate of his.

  • Adaptational Badass: Never displays any kind of fighting ability in the books, but is a fully playable character who can fight on par with Scott and Ramona in the game's DLC.
  • The Alcoholic: He doesn't appear to be a full-blown alcoholic, but he has very few appearances in the comics where he isn't at least mildly buzzed.
  • All Gays Are Promiscuous: "I didn't make up the gay rulebook." Somewhat subverted, as Wallace is in a relationship with a pyschic named Mobile from book 3 onwards.
  • Alliterative Name: His first and last names start with the letter W.
  • Ambiguously Bi: While the book constantly reminds the reader that Wallace is gay, it's also revealed that one of his favorite Restaurants is Hooters.
  • Barrier Maiden: Male version. He actually manages to tank for Ramona during the fight with Envy. Because Envy can't hit her as long as Wallace is giving her moral support. Wallace being Wallace, he doesn't seem to notice this at all and leaves to use the bathroom just when Ramona's about to win.
  • Berserk Button: Wallace is usually very laid-back and only gets catty at best. This makes it surprising to see him get legitimately angry whenever he hears about Envy Adams. It's pretty explicit that he hates her for her bitchy attitude and more importantly, her breaking Scott's heart.
  • Birds of a Feather: He bonds with Ramona over their mutual hatred of Envy Adams.
  • Breakout Character: He became the fan favorite immediately.
  • Captain Obvious: Wallace is actually helpful most of the time, but once a fight actually starts..."Scott, watch out! I think that guy might be Gideon!"
  • The Charmer: Extremely talented at making a good first impression. His entire friendship with Scott basically only happened because Scott's parents found him so charming that they kept inviting him over to their house.
  • Closet Key: Sorta. He makes out with and steals Stacey Pilgrim's date in the first volume. It's implied this isn't the first time it has happened.
  • Cynical Mentor: A humorous example to Scott.
  • Deadpan Snarker: But tends to lose the "deadpan" part when drunk.
  • Ethical Slut: Not that he ever explains this to Scott, but there's an enormous difference between how Scott is dating Knives and Ramona without telling either, and how Wallace is sleeping with two men at the same time.
  • Exposition Fairy: He usually has info on which ex Scott is fighting next and gives him advice from the sidelines during battle. Actually, considering he's gay, making him an Exposition Fairy may be a case of Just for Pun.
  • Fetish: Wallace has a big fetish for guys wearing glasses.
  • The Gadfly: He seems to live for screwing around with Scott. This extends to other characters when he gets to speak with them.
    "You're my bitch forever, Scott!"
  • Hidden Depths: He is repeatedly shown to have an extensive life outside of Scott that we only catch glimpses of, having his own group of friends and a white collar day job that appears to be the only "adult" job of the cast. He's also shown to be surprisingly serious and task-oriented the few times Scott interrupts him while he's at work.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He loves to screw with Scott and can be a catty bitch pretty frequently, but he's a loyal and reliable friend who always has Scott's back in the end.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He's a well-dressed, handsome, and witty guy who likes to walk around his apartment without any pants on.
  • Mighty Glacier: His moveset is a duplicate of Stephen Stills' in the video game.
  • Mundane Utility: His psychic boyfriend Mobile teaches him how to manipulate the chi flow through his body. Wallace only ever uses it to dry himself off without using a towel when he gets wet. When Scott asks him to teach him to use chi to help him fight on more equal ground against psychic vegan Todd Ingram, he bluntly refuses simply because it sounds like too much work.
  • Mysterious Middle Initial: Retconned. As shown on the mailbox, Wallace's middle initial is P. This idea was scrapped in future books, as according to The Other Wiki, it was a mistake made by Bryan.
  • Nice Guy: Despite screwing around with Scott here and there, he is easily the most supportive of Scott's friends and doesn't hold him in obvious contempt like Steven and Kim do most of the time. He also tends to make fast friends with everyone he meets.
  • Non-Action Snarker: He never fights and can snark with the best of them. Averted in the game, where he is a playable DLC character.
  • Older Sidekick: Two years Scott's senior but plays one of the most active support roles in fighting the Evil Exes out of Scott's entire friend group.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Wallace has let Scott live with him for years, and the two are close enough that Scott generally goes to Wallace as a mentor and confidant during difficult times in his life, but their relationship is entirely platonic.
  • Promoted to Playable: Like Knives, he has his own DLC in the video game. Amazingly, he was added two whole years after the game was initially released.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Scott's red, though he gets quite wild when drunk.
  • The Reliable One: The other main one for Scott. He has a good deal of faith in Scott and it doesn't waver. He's the one who helps Scott navigate through his problems and tends to be upfront with him.
  • Satellite Character: To Scott at first. He is shown to lead a life outside of Scott and has no real connection with the rest of Sex Bob-omb. This is steadily removed over time as he becomes buddies with Ramona by Volume 3 and we learn about his past connection with Envy Adams. He still mostly remains separate from the characters affiliated with Sex Bob-omb, though, which accounts for a sizable chunk of the cast.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: He's a very crisp dresser, and there's a minor running gag of pointing out how much nicer his things are than Scott's.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Scott and Ramona.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: With Envy Adams. In a world where most conflicts are dealt with in large-scale Animesque battles, they limit their rivalry to petty name-calling. However, it's also one of the few times we see Wallace genuinely pissed off; it's clear he holds a great deal of contempt toward Envy for how she hurt Scott in the past.
  • Straight Gay: Though he's very capable of acting Camp Gay when he wants to.
  • The Strategist: He helps Scott train for fights by researching his opponents and giving him tips for exploiting their weaknesses. It's pretty effective most of the time, but some of the time he says stupid things just to annoy Scott.
  • Sudden Name Change: His name was Wallace Weldon in the first book.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He's a tall and handsome fellow with plenty of snark to spare.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: He and Scott first met during a college lecture, where he randomly started asking Scott a series of questions and then followed him home. While Scott was more or less completely confused and uncomfortable with him the entire time, Wallace's charm won Scott's parents over, allowing him to regularly come over to his house to hang out whether Scott wanted him to or not.
  • Token Adult: A weird case. Almost everybody is an adult, Scott included, but Wallace is the only one who seems to have fully grown up and entered the adult world, holding down a steady white collar job and having little to no emotional baggage. Naturally, he's a sort of mentor figure to both Scott and Ramona.
  • Undying Loyalty: A bit hidden under his cattiness, but Wallace is the one of the only characters who consistently shows unwavering trust and belief in Scott. This becomes most apparent when Scott dies in book 6, where Wallace, out of all of Scott's friends and acquaintances, looks the most horrified.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: He pretty much constantly switches between mocking Scott about every aspect of his life and being his most loyal, helpful and understanding friend.
  • What, Exactly, Is His Job?: It appears to be some sort of IT or customer service job in a cubicle, but we're never actually told what it is.

    Knives Chau
Knives Chau
Age: 17 years old
Self-proclaimed Scottaholic

A 17-year-old-girl who Scott dated on a whim at the start of the series to ease his loneliness. She becomes obsessed with him and assimilates herself into his circle of friends. She ends up sticking around, even after Scott breaks up with her to date Ramona. Oh yeah, and she's a ninja and so is her father.

  • Adaptational Sexuality: Seemingly promoted from being Ambiguously Bi to full-on being bisexual in the game, where she and Kim kiss frequently and end up together in Kim's ending, much to the confusion of Scott and Stephen Stills.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Drunknely makes out with Kim at one point and has what resembles a Celeb Crush on Envy, but is otherwise only shown being interest in guys.
  • Assist Character: Every character can summon her for assistance in the game, and what she does to help out changes depending on which character calls her.
  • But Now I Must Go: She ends up leaving for university at the end of Book 6.
  • Butt-Monkey: She gets tossed around constantly during fights, and Scott cheating on her with Ramona is one of the most important parts of the story early on. In general, most of the time she appears is devoted to making her look fairly pathetic.
  • Character Development: Becomes more mature and savvy as the books go on, to the point of rejecting Scott's offer when he attempts to hook up with her on her 18th birthday in a moment of weakness. She does comfort him when he recovers from that mini-breakdown and confesses to feeling flattered. They settle on kissing, but both are grossly weirded out by it. Considering her almost crazed obsession with Scott for most of the series, this shows serious growth.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Hoo boy. After Scott breaks up with her, she continues to stalk him and attacks Ramona.
  • Dual Wielding: Her Weapon of Choice is a set of two ... knives.
  • Expy: According to O'Malley, of Cho Chang. They are both Asian characters who go out with the main character but aren't part of the Official Couple in the end.
  • First Love: Scott was her first love and despite her moving on, still cares deeply about him and holds him in higher regard than most of their friends do.
  • Genki Girl: She's certainly a cheery and energetic girl.
  • The Glomp: Every time she sees Scott.
  • Important Haircut: She dyes her hair when Scott breaks up with her, which turns out bright red in the comics.
  • Jail Bait: Zig-zagged. The legal age of consent in Canada is actually 16, so Scott's relationship with Knives would not land him in any legal trouble. Despite this, he was still grilled by his friends for dating a teenager, so while their relationship was technically acceptable legally, it was still frowned upon socially. Granted, this stops neither Stephen nor Kim from having their own moments with her.
  • Jobber: Despite legitimately having ninja abilities, Knives almost always gets knocked around rather pathetically during her fights and never so much as lands a real hit on her opponent. Though this could because she's still relatively inexperienced and the youngest of the cast.
  • Kissing Under the Influence: Drunkenly makes out with Kim at one point. Scott accidentally witnesses it and is disturbed by the sight.
  • Klatchian Coffee: She delivers this in the game as part of Ramona's assist. It restores a small amount of health to every active playable character.
  • Knife Nut: Her weapon of choice; she's named after them, after all.
  • Little Miss Badass: She's young and small, but is a damn good fighter.
  • Metaphorgotten: "You'll always be my Clash at Demonhead."
    (Whatever that means.)note 
  • Love Makes You Crazy: She was otherwise an ordinary girl before she met Scott, but became way too obsessed with him and even tries to kill Ramona to win him back.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Her obsession with Scott makes her blind to his flaws and she refuses to believe that he cheated on her. She gets better when she gets over Scott.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: She eventually attempts to kill Ramona.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: "What kind of idiot would knowingly date a girl named Knives?"
  • Ninja: Even though she's Chinese.
  • No Name Given: Her real first name is never revealed. (Unless that is her real first name, of course.)
  • Promoted to Love Interest: To Kim Pine in the game. And to Scott in the film, where she's portrayed as a more serious love interest.
  • Promoted to Playable: Has her own DLC.
  • Running Gag: "Knives Chau: 17 years old."
  • Skintone Sclerae: She's drawn this way and this appears to be how O'Mally draws characters of Asian descent in general.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: Very much infatuated with Scott Pilgrim.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Towards Scott after being dumped.
  • Storm of Blades: In the game when Stills summons her.
  • Token Minority: The only non-white member of the main cast. Her best friend and family and three of the evil exes are also minorities, but have limited screen time.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: She becomes convinced that Ramona is a threat to Scott and attacks her.
  • Waif-Fu: Her small size does not diminish her ability to kick ass.
  • Yandere: After Scott breaks up with her, she... doesn't take it well.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Her ninja costume.

    (Young) Neil Nordegraf
Young Neil
Age: Not really young
Stephen's Roommate

Stephen Stills' roommate and Sex Bob-omb's #1 (and only) fan/roadie. He's very quiet and is mostly an observer/commentator on the events of the story. After Scott dumps her, Knives briefly dates Neil because he looks similar to Scott, but they later break up.

  • Accidental Misnaming: He never objected much to it, but when he is introduced simply as Neil, with the "young" part dropped, it's the best day of his life.
  • Alliterative Name: His full name is Neil Nordegraf.
  • Butt-Monkey: His friends don't really pay much attention to him and Knives only dates him to get back a Scott.
  • Deconstruction: Of a Satellite Character and Mauve Shirt. He doesn't have much involvement in the story and his connection to his friends started out as being their bandmate's younger brother and later Stephen's roommate. As his friends become progressively more entangled into the plot, he feels more and more left out and begins to act out accordingly.
  • Demoted to Extra: Slowly begins to fall into the background with each volume, though he regains a bit of prominence when Scott finally takes the "Young" out of his name.
  • The Dog Bites Back: After several volumes of getting ignored by his friends he starts to become a Jerkass in retaliation.
  • The Generic Guy: He doesn't have much of a personality besides liking Sex Bob-omb and looking like Scott.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: When Kim calls Knives their biggest fan in volume 1, he bolts out of the room, with a comically exaggerated crying face saying "Boo-hoo-hoo!"
  • Mauve Shirt: He's at least as prominent as anyone else connected to Sex Bob-omb in the film.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Volume 6: The greatest day of Young Neil's life was when Scott simply called him "Neil".
  • Only Six Faces: He looks very similar to Scott, which is the only reason Knives goes out with him.
  • Older Than They Look: Supposed to be 20, but looks about as young as Knives.
  • The Quiet One: He doesn't say very much.
  • The Roadie: For Sex Bob-omb.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Knives throws herself at him on the rebound from Scott because he looks more-or-less just like him. They break up rather quickly since he's not much like Scott in personality.
  • Satellite Character: He's Sex Bob-omb's fanboy and that's about it. Notably, he is friends with the band because his sister was a friend of theirs in college, making him one in-universe as well. It starts to really bug him.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In the later volumes, once his college work and Sex Bob-ombs relocation to Joseph's "studio" for recording prevents him from hearing them perform. It's also implied to be a result of them hanging out less and him feeling isolated as a result.

    Natalie V. "Envy" Adams

The famous lead singer of the rising band, The Clash at Demonhead. She is also Scott's old girlfriend from their college days. They were in a band together, they broke up, she joined a new band, she got famous, Scott didn't. She was dating her bassist, Todd Ingram, but that relationship ended after he was caught cheating on her.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Red hair in the comic but blonde in the movie.
  • Alpha Bitch: Her newfound fame and talent turned her into this and became the primary factor that led to her and Scott's relationship ending. Wallace hates her cause she's this and Ramona quickly develops a disdain for her for this reaosn as well (among Envy being in the know about Ramona's past relationship with Gideon). She does get humbled though.
  • Amicable Exes: Initially subverted. She enjoyed watching Scott squirm and rubbing her successes in his and the others' faces. However, her servings of Humble Pie in the third book leaves it open to the possibility. She does try and patch things up in the sixth book and manages to do so. It is revealed that the non-amicable behavior was her way of lashing out at Scott because she was also hurt when the relationship broke.
  • Anti-Villain: Type I.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: She stops in her tracks while she's walking away and Scott calls her Natalie.
  • Break the Haughty: Went along with Todd to meet up with Scott just to show off her success and enjoying watching Scott be uncomfortable at seeing her again. Her arrogant and provacative attitude earns her the ire of Scott's friends. Then things come crashing down when she discovers that her Victorious Childhood Friend and Ramona's 3rd ex Todd was cheating on her with the drummer Lynnette, along with the fact that the act of love he did for her, he did it for Ramona first. By the end of the third book, her band is gone and she just has the clothes on her back (one being an old hoodie of Scott's).
  • The Chanteuse: Some of her costumes invoke this trope.
  • Combat Stilettos: Combat platform boots in her fight for Ramona. Despite her many outfit changes she is never seen in flat shoes in the series.
  • Costume Porn: She wears a variety of elaborate costumes. Gideon mentions that he gets sexual pleasure from dressing her up in them.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": She is not happy when Scott calls her Natalie. This changes over time.
  • Early Installment Weirdness/Took a Level in Kindness: When she first appears in volumes 2 and 3 Envy is every bit the bitch that the characters say she is. When she reappears in volume 6 she's much nicer and seems to be trying to reach some reconciliation with Scott. Which trope applies depends on whether this change was intentional or not.
    • Considering the time length between her appearances in each books, off-screen Character Development is a highly plausible explanation.
  • Empathic Environment: It was raining the whole time she was in Toronto and in the game, after she loses, she melts away from a raincloud.
  • Evil Counterpart: Envy Used to Be a Sweet Kid until she signed with a major label. While Scott is Obliviously Evil, Envy Took a Level in Jerkass.
  • Evil Diva: Well, not evil, but she has the mean attitude at first for sure.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Well, Knives does.
  • Femme Fatale: Plays up the image, but is not really one.
  • Fingerpoke Of Doom: The back of her knees. Don't ask how Scott knows this.
  • Hannibal Lecture: She gives one to Ramona about how they are Not So Different. Ramona throws it back at her and calling her by her real name in response.
  • Heel–Face Turn: CLOSURE! Also, earlier on she warns Scott that Gideon's going to attack from behind via her opening song.
  • Impractically Fancy Outfit: The stage outfit Gideon puts her in. It's one Pimped-Out Dress over another.
  • Irony: She went with her childhood friend Todd in pursuit of an earnest relationship and instead got her heartbroken for him becoming a tool. She even told this sentimentality of her and Todd to Ramona which makes it sadder when Ramona tells her he's unfaithful and his act of devotion to her was previously made for Ramona. The irony comes in that she had this sort of loving and caring relationship... back when she was with Scott. And she ruined it with her descent into bad behavior not unlike how Todd would go through. Given the parallels between Scott and Todd (especially how Todd looks like a beefed-up Scott with a similar-sounding name and being a better bassist), this may have been intentional.
  • Ironic Echo: "Shut the (bleep) up, Julie".
  • Jerkass: She's a full-on Alpha Bitch who came in to rub her successes in her ex's face while Scott hasn't finished healing from the fallout. It's pretty telling that despite Scott's friends being more than willing to rib and jab at Scott for his faults, they're firmly on his side against her. Wallace especially hates her for this and breaking Scott's heart,
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She got some humility after the revelations with Todd. At the end of Volume 6, she hugs Scott while bringing both a sense of closure. And then says "PS. Get off my stage." Beforehand, her song also served to warn Scott of Gideon's sneak attack and she's as shocked and horrified as the others when Gideon kills him.
  • Kick Chick:
    • Her preferred style during her fight with Ramona at Lee's Palace.
    • All her major attacks in the game involve high jump kicks.
  • Lean and Mean: It's interesting to note that Envy is probably the skinniest character in the series. The way other female characters are drawn would suggest O'Malley has an appreciation for girls with healthy curves and even petite ones like Knives still have very soft, rounded facial features in sharp contrast to Envy's narrow, vulpine looks.
  • Master of the Mixed Message: Even though Envy was the one who dumped Scott, she still continues to send him mixed signals and seems to be envious of his relationship with Ramona. Possibly justified though since their breakup is told from Scott's perspective. However, given we see Wallace's thoughts on her, it's implied that she is legitimately doing this just to rub salt in Scott's wounds. Reinforced given how her infobox mentioned that she was dragging on the eventual fight of Scott and Todd. Volume 6 reveals the actual fight between her and Scott (which we never see) was caused by Scott, apparently under the influence of alcohol. Her bitchy behavior was her lashing out that she was hurt too by the end of the relationship and the fight, even if everything but the actual breakup was her fault.
  • New Old Flame: Subverted. She and Scott never get back together.
  • Noble Demon:
    • Subverted. In Volume 3, she allows Scott to walk away when he attacks Todd without knowing about his powers, but that's more because she wanted to draw Scott's suffering out.
    • Played straight in Volume 6, she warns Scott of a sneak attack by Gideon.
  • Not So Different: She has some parallels with Todd in both being decent folk at middle school who were saddened to leave, only to meet someone new when they were in college and when that relationship ended, they got back together. There is also their smug attitude during it. This actually serves to highlight the differences though and how it ended up.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Spends most of Volume 3 tormenting Scott but having Todd and Lynette do the heavy lifting. Then Ramona gets angry enough at her to try and squash her with a hammer and Envy blocks it with a kick, much to Ramona's fear.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Some of her hairstyles.
  • Personal Raincloud: In the game after she loses and after Todd was destroyed in the comic.
  • Rain, Rain, Go Away: Right after she left in the 3rd book, the rain left as well.
  • Rich Bitch: Her muscial career has been good to her financially. Same can't be said for her attitude.
  • She's Got Legs: She has very nice long legs, which she is very good at kicking with.
  • Start of Darkness: Downplayed example. Envy's play out through flashbacks in Vol. 3. It begins with her selling all her Anime paraphernalia and culminates with her asking Scott to start calling her "Envy" rather than Natalie. Things escalate with Envy becoming colder and more distant in her relationship with Scott, her taking over his band and leading it in a direction that the rest of the band weren't exactly comfortable with. It's even hinted that she might;ve started to cheat on him. Eventually, she breaks up with him and the band falls apart, showing the reader the exact moment she crossed the line that she'd been living on the other side of since she first appeared in the comic. However, the actual break-up resulted from Scott ending up drunk at the party and in his uninhibited state, started a big fight with her (presumably over everything that happened between them), which led to her breaking things off with him. He has no recollection of the fight and was only told about it by Stephen in a flashback (in Scott's defense, he was drunk.)
  • That Man Is Dead: Natalie is dead and remains so even after Envy's Heel–Face Turn, but Envy is happy that Scott is around to keep her memory alive.
  • Tsurime Eyes: She has these. Serves to highlight her "sharpness" and vulpine features compared to the softer aspects of the other girls.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Her legions of fans are oblivious to how much of a bitch she can be.
  • Woman Scorned: How she ends up feeling after the fallout of her relationship with Scott, despite the decline being pretty much her own fault.
  • Your Cheating Heart: It's never actually confirmed if she was cheating on Scott, though Scott did suspect it enough to ask her if she was one night after they got a messege from a guy Scott didn't know. She doesn't actually give him an answer when he asks her this, leaving the situation ambigious.


The League of Evil Exes

  • Jerkass: All of them are rather unpleasant, though it tends to vary between exes. Lucas is barely this at all while Todd and Gideon are complete assholes.
  • Stupid Evil: Played With. Most of them have been given a dumber than dumb excuse for "being evil" (courtesy of Scott), and a not so clear reason for being evil, despite clearly only wanting to take over Ramona's love life. For example, Lucas is evil because "he's a sellout". This becomes Subverted if you subscribe to the idea that all of the exes were under the influence of Gideon's powers and is the reason why they became evil or at least, joined the league.

    Matthew Patel
Matthew Patel
Ramona's 1st Evil Ex-Boyfriend
Powers: Mystical

The first of Ramona's Evil Exes. He went to middle school with Ramona and was the only non-white, non-jock boy her age there. They teamed up and took over the school for a few weeks, and then she left him. He apparently never got over it. Also has mystical powers.

    Lucas Lee
Lucas Lee
Ramona's 2nd Evil Ex-Boyfriend
Not really evil

The second Evil Ex. A former pro skate-boarder turned actor. He's in Toronto in Vol 2 to shoot a movie, so he invites Scott down to the set just to kick his ass. Despite being out to kill Scott, he's actually quite a decent guy.

  • Accidental Misnaming: Scott keeps getting him and Luke Wilson mixed up. Even after Lucas bites it, he still mistakes Luke Wilson as Lucas Lee.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: He's more of a dick in the film than he was in the comic.
  • Alliterative Name: His first and last name start with the letter L.
  • Anti-Villain: He's actually a fairly friendly guy when he's not trying to control his ex's love life. He even offers to let Scott go in exchange for a bribe.
  • Badass Normal: Unless you count being famous as a power. Taken even further in the books, where he only fights Scott with punches and a skate board and still has an easy time with him for most of the fight.
  • Berserk Button: The gloves come off when Scott calls him a sellout.
  • The Brute: He appears to be the physically strongest of the exes, taking Scott out in a single punch that sends him flying.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: While Matthew was a flashy tryhard fixated on what was essentially a non-relationship he had in middle school, Lucas is a low-key guy who has pretty much totally moved on with his life since his breakup with Ramona. This is further reflected in their power sets, as Matthew utilizes impressive-looking magic but ultimately goes down fairly easily whereas Lucas simply fights with his fists but proves to be a formidable opponent.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Knives, in a sense, both being fairly lame high-schoolers whom their partners cheated on with a much cooler replacement. Wallace and Kim note the similarity.
  • Friendly Enemy: To Scott. He is a genuinely nice guy and engages in small talk with the group. Apparently it's because being an ex of Ramona makes him an obligatory member of the League.
  • Flunky Boss: In the game, he brings skateboarders into the fray. Specifically so that you can knock them off their boards, allowing him to equip one and become more powerful. In the film, he calls out stunt doubles while he goes to get a cup of coffee.
  • Jerk Jock: Subverted in the comic. Despite being an "Evil Ex" he's ironically more of Friendly Enemy. Played more or less straight in the movie.
  • Jobber: Offers his defeat in exchange for loose change.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Lucas Lee is Jason Lee.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Lucas Lee is a genuinely nice guy, engages in small talk with the group and even offers Scott some baby carrots and Ritz. Right after throwing him into Casa Loma's tallest tower.note 
  • Self-Disposing Villain: Kills himself taking up a dare to grind a rather gnarly railing.
  • She's All Grown Up: He was a dweeby skate rat as a teen who Ramona immediately ditched after laying eyes on Todd. Now he's an A-list celebrity who is attractive, down to earth and freakishly strong. Subverted to a degree in that Ramona still has no interest in him and he has more or less moved on from her.
  • Super Strength: Throws Scott five stories straight up into the top of a tower, which is demolished.
  • Token Good Teammate: In the comics, and the film to a lesser extent. He's the only Ex who really seems to have gotten over Ramona and moved on with his life. Being part of the League is just a requirement for guys who dated Ramona.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss:
    • In the game. He has much more health and does more damage to the players with each hit than Matthew Patel, and summons skateboarders who are fast, also do a pretty large amount of damage, block more frequently, and will pick up skateboards (or other weapons) and use reach. Lee himself has a nasty combo attack once he has a skateboard that hits three times. In addition, any time the player is knocked prone there is a good chance anyone on a skateboard will run them over for more damage. However, all of these factors can be mitigated or avoided by players with a better idea of Lee's boss pattern or who have come in with inflated levels.
    • He's also this in the comics, although to a far lesser extent. After Scott easily took care of Matthew Patel, during which it was mentioned that Scott is the best fighter in the province, you might think that Scott will be able to take the entire League with just his own fighting ability. Lucas Lee shows that not only are the other members of the League a bigger threat than Matthew, but that Scott's fighting ability alone won't carry him through his encounters with them.

    Todd Ingram

Third Evil Ex and and the bass player of the superband The Clash at Demonhead and was the boyfriend and basset of its lead singer Envy Adams. He possesses psychic powers because of his devotion to veganism, but he's not particularly faithful to it... or Envy for that matter.

  • 90% of Your Brain: Played for Laughs. Well, if you knew the "science", you'd know he's right.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: The original color images from the comic and the video game have him with brown hair, while in the movie and the color reprints of the comic he's a bleached blonde.
  • Advancing Wall of Doom: He fills this role in the video game.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: The reason Ramona immediately ditched the then lame Lucas for him.
  • Always Someone Better: To Scott. He's dating The One That Got Away and is a successful bassist. He also more or less looks like a taller, more muscular version of Scott.
  • Artistic License – Biology: The suggestion that a diet low in fat and protein (which FYI make up something like 90% of the brain) can improve brain function. Adding psychic powers as a benefit just takes it to the level of absurdity.
  • Bastard Boyfriend: And that's not because he's an Evil Ex. He was cheating on Envy behind her back with their drummer throughout their whole relationship.
  • Big "NO!": Gives this out after losing his vegen powers.
  • Body Horror: The game carries the Tetsuo references even further with this trope.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: He and Envy grew up together as kids before he had to move away. While Envy swears by this as proof of their love for each other, Todd ended up changing for the worse.
  • Conditional Powers: "No vegan diet? No vegan powers!"
  • Deface of the Moon: He punched two craters in the moon with his Vegan powers, one for Ramona and one for Envy.
  • Deflector Shields: In the game he can create an AT Field.
  • The Dragon: While he is the Evil Ex of volume 3, Envy is the real villain while Todd acts more as a minion to her, until the climax of the book. He's also somewhat this to Gideon, as he's the only Evil Ex shown to have direct contact with him, and is at least the second strongest of the group after him.
  • Dumb Muscle: Freakishly powerful, but much dumber than he thinks he is.
  • Evil Counterpart: Less pronounced than Gideon, but like Scott, Todd is a bass player. While Scott once dated Envy and now dates Ramona, Todd once dated Ramona and now dates Envy. Todd is also two-timing Envy, like Scott briefly was with Knives.
  • Evil Is Petty: Unlike all the other Exes, Todd actually had a mutual breakup with Ramona. Not only that, but he's a serial-cheater so his only motivation is for the sake of it.
  • Expy: He's a Canadian, vegan Tetsuo.
  • Flipping the Bird: He does this. Especially in the video game.
  • Hate Sink: While Matthew was pathetic and Lucas was likable, Todd is shown to be a contemptible, selfish asshole in every conceivable way. Thankfully, he is also shown to be Laughably Evil, keeping him from entering Knight of Cerebus territory.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Todd's defeat is caused by a variety of things he has done to himself; however, Scott takes advantage of his vegan weakness in the movie a lot more effectively.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: Scott's first few clashes with him are complete Curb Stomp Battles due to Todd's psychic shields preventing him from taking any damage.
  • It Runs on Nonsensoleum: Telekinesis through veganism! "Because 90% of your brain is curds and whey..."
  • Jerkass: Really is in the running with Gideon for the title of the biggest douche in the series. Played up even further in the game, where his default pose is a condescending and indifferent glare and his cut in portrait is him Flipping the Bird.
  • The Juggernaut: When he's using his powers, nothing can stop him.
  • Karma Houdini: Todd thinks he should be one because in his own words, "I'm a rockstar!"
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: He's clearly an idiot, but he believes every word out of his mouth to be pure genius, since he's a rock star.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: As mentioned in Karma Houdini above and Smug Snake below, he believes that he's above consequences simply because he's a rock star. The Vegan Police proved otherwise.
  • Marathon Boss: It takes several Big Damn Heroes moments for him to finally go down, and that was only after three failed attempts at fighting him.
  • Power at a Price: His veganism gives him unbelievable psychic abilities at the cost of preventing him from ever eating meat or dairy products.
  • Power Glows: Both his eyes and body radiate with energy when he uses his powers.
  • Psychic Powers: His veganism allows him to tap into the normally unused 90% of his brain, bestowing him with unbelievable psychic abilities.
  • The Rock Star: Which in his mind means he can do anything.
  • Self-Disposing Villain: His breaking of veganism by eating gelato makes the Vegan Police take away his powers, allowing Scott to defeat him.
  • Shadow Archetype: He's a more blunt and open one to Scott. Their names sound the same, Todd resembles Scott, but bigger and more muscular and is a more competetant bassist. However, he has none of Scott's niceities, but all the faults increased even more.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Manages to qualify as this despite practically having the powers of a Physical God. While he insists that he can do anything due to being "a rock star", The Clash At Demonhead had only recently started to get mainstream recognition by the time of his introduction, with their biggest claim to fame simply being that they opened for The Pixies. They were certainly on their way to becoming famous, but Todd kind of jumped the gun in declaring himself to be an untouchable celebrity.
  • Smug Snake: He just wishes he could do anything and get away with everything. Unfortunately, the Vegan Police prove otherwise.
  • Smug Straight Edge: He is convinced that his veganism makes him better than everyone. To be fair to him, it basically does.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: Completely thrown out the window. Despite only being Evil Ex 3 of 7, his veganism gives him a vast array of insanely powerful psychic abilities that border on godlike, to the point where only maybe Gideon puts up a better fight than he does.
  • Squishy Wizard: It's revealed that once his powers get removed, he's weak enough to take out in a single headbutt.
  • Straw Hypocrite: Claims that being a vegan makes him better than anyone else, but knowingly breaks his vegan diet very casually. In his mind, being a rock star makes him exempt from the rules followed by ordinary people.
  • Super Power Lottery: Being a vegan gives him a ridiculous array of overpowered psychic abilities that make him hands down one of the most powerful characters save for maybe Gideon. Of course, the price of cheating his vegan diet proves to be very costly.
  • That One Boss: Invoked Trope. He takes Scott a long time to deal with and is much, much harder than both of the Evil Exes before him. In comparison, the three that follow him take much less effort.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Goes through a brief one in chapter 14 of issue 3.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Matthew was a warm up and Lucas took care of himself, but Todd brings his A-game, to the point where his fight with Scott takes up most of the 3rd book's plot.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: It's revealed during his Villainous Breakdown that he has parental issues that drove him to veganism.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Cause he's a rock-star, losers!
  • Your Cheating Heart: He cheats on Envy with Lynette and tries to claim it's Not What It Looks Like, despite having her panties on his head.

    Roxanne "Roxie" Richter
Roxanne Richter
Ramona's 4th Evil Ex-Boyfriend
Gender: Female

The fourth Evil Ex-Boyfriend (actually a girl). She was Ramona's college roomate and dated Ramona as part of a bi-curious "sexy phase" Ramona was going through at the time. She was Ramona's ninja mentor and is actually quite friendly with her despite being a member of the League.

  • Alliterative Name: Her first and last name start with the letter R.
  • Amicable Exes: The only ex that is actually friendly with Ramona, even making out with her while she was dating Scott.
  • Anti-Villain: In the comic. Type I.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: The back of her knees in the movie. In the comics, this was Envy's weak point.
  • Berserk Button: Roxie seems pretty sensitive about people doubting her abilities, probably due to only being half-ninja.
  • The Corrupter: It turns out that she's the reason Ramona has been salty to Scott in the book regarding Lisa. Roxie assumed that Scott was cheating on Ramona with Lisa. Would explain why Ramona was willing to make out with her.
  • The Dark Chick: She's the token female member of the League and the only one who still gets along with Ramona.
  • Diagonal Cut: How the fight ends.
  • Dream Walker: As someone who can use Subspace, she has the ability to enter dreams. She shows up in Scott's and cuts off his arm, nearly killing him before he wakes up.
  • Dude, Where's My Reward?: Unlike the other Evil Exes, Roxie turns into a bunch of cute woodland animals Sonic the Hedgehog-style as opposed to coins. Scott does gain The Power of Love though, so it's not like he walks away empty-handed. Averted in the game, where the woodland creatures are worth money.
  • Evil Counterpart: Has shades of this to Ramona, as they're both rollerskaters that use Subspace, and both are described as ninjas. (Half-ninja in Roxie's case.) Part of this is justified in that she's the one who taught Ramona about Subspace to begin with.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: She has eye black under her eyes in every scene we see her in in the comic, and may even wear it while she's asleep.
  • Fat Bastard: Female version, although thanks to Generic Cuteness the "fat" part isn't as visible. Ramona remarks that she almost didn't recognize her, seeing how she had put on some weight since college. Roxanne replies that Ramona's gotten puffier too.
  • Fat Girl: To a degree. She's noticeably drawn more pudgy than the other girls, which is brought up a few times, but she's not particularly fat.
  • Friendly Enemy: To Ramona in the comic. Not so much to Scott. Mostly because she's convinced that Scott is cheating on Ramona with Lisa.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Especially in the movie, although she is still quick to anger in the comics.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Parodied; Roxie is a "half-ninja".
  • McNinja: She's a parody of this trope.
  • Ninja Log: Utilized in the game.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: She is never once referred to as "Roxanne" in the film.
  • Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: A lesbian version.
  • Samus Is a Girl: When menaced by an anonymous black blur in their first fight, Scott simply throws his fist up. Turns out he punched her in the boob, much to his disgust.
  • Shout-Out: In the movie and game, she uses a Whip Sword. Now take a moment to remember her surname.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: With Scott.
  • Starving Artist: Downplayed. She's certainly not starving, but Ramona joked about her being "poor" in Vol 4. This is later hinted at even more when she explodes into cute critters instead of coins.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The one female Evil Ex, which, in the comic, somehow is able to keep her from dying outright, getting her turned into several cute little animals instead.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": "Roxie" in the comic, "Roxy" in the movie.
  • Tattooed Crook: You can just barely make it out in the above picture, but she has the Oni Press demon head logo tattooed on her shoulder.
  • Teleport Spam: Almost constantly teleports away.

    Kyle and Ken Katayanagi
Kyle and Ken Katayanagi
Ramona's 6th and 5th Evil Ex-Boyfriends
Handsome Jerk and Perfect Asshat

Fifth and Sixth Evil Exes. A pair of Japanese twin DJs Ramona dated behind each other's backs. After she dumped them, they banded together to get back at her. They send their home-made robots out to battle Scott throughout Vol 5 before finally fighting him together.

  • Alliterative Name: Both of their names have similar sounds.
  • Bishōnen: Both of them are tall, slender and well dressed with fine, pointy features.
  • Break Them by Talking: They attempt to break Scott by giving him a lecture on how Ramona is a hypocrite who will someday cheat on and abandon Scott just as she has done to others. It almost works, especially due to Scott and Ramona having just had some serious fights, but Kim's Motivational Lie gets Scott to disregard the attempt and shake their words off.
  • Dual Boss: They fight together.
  • The Evil Genius: Two of them. They're great with robotics and while most os the Exes simply try to fight Scott, they try to psychologically break and undermine him as well.
  • Filler Villain: They don't actually have much of a role in the book they appear in, with the plot instead focusing on Scott's falling out with Ramona. They're more or less only around to fill in the Evil Ex quota and to move things along to get to Gideon.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Mentioned to be award-winning roboticists and siccing robot Mooks on Scott before their actual "boss" fight. In the film, they become Musical Assassins.
  • Jerkass: If their condescending attitude wasn't enough to convince you that they're just dicks, kidnapping Kim should put that argument to rest.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: For all their dickishness, they're proven correct about Ramona after their defeat. Of course, Ramona does change for the better.
  • Palette Swap: In the game, which is strange, because their boss portrait shows them with different hairstyles and clothes like in the comic.
  • Punny Name: K is the eleventh letter in the alphabet. 11 = 5 + 6
  • Shout-Out: To Ryu and Ken/Billy and Jimmy Lee.
  • Sibling Team: In every appearance they fight Scott simultaneously.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: In visual appearance. Kyle has white hair while Ken has black, and their outfits are opposite.
  • Single-Minded Twins: Deliberately.
  • Smug Snake: They are competent, but they still have this kind of demeanor.
  • Vacuum Hurricane Kick: One of their moves.

    Gideon Gordon Graves
Gideon Gordon Graves
Ramona's 7th Evil Ex-Boyfriend
Occupation: Asshole

Seventh and final Evil Ex and leader of the League of Evil Exes. Gideon is a 31-year-old entertainment mogul from New York and Ramona was once both his girlfriend and his muse. He is a total asshole.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: His hair appears purple in the video game, while it's black in the comics and film.
  • Alliterative Name: All three of his names start with the letter G.
  • Big Bad: The leader of the League and also the exe with the greatest impact on Ramona.
  • Black Bug Room: He designed The Glow to trap people into one of these as part of psychological warfare through military contracts. Upon The Glow being inflicted onto the target, they become stuck inside their own head as their vices are magnified and memories potentially tampered with, locked onto a path of self-destruction.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: It's tough to tell from the art style, but evidently the character's look was based in part on actor Jason Schwartzman, who ended up playing him in the film.
  • Crazy-Prepared: "Yes! I had a sword built into Envy's dress in case of emergency! THAT'S JUST THE KIND OF GUY I AM!"
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Gideon slips in a cameo in Todd's flashback in Volume 3, telling him to just use his Vegan abilities, and shrouded in shadows at the end of Volume 3 right after Scott defeats Todd. He also slips in another one in Volume 4 when Scott crashes Ramona's subconscious.
  • Domestic Abuse: His neglect of Ramona led him to become controlling and manipulative, with him literally getting into her head. He's also got all his other exes locked up in cryogenics.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Scott. The two both wield katanas and are not that good to their partners in relationship (though Gideon is way worse than Scott is.) However, Scott is willing to change and overcome his flaws. Gideon is not.
  • Evil Plan: Control Ramona's love life and ultimately use her to complete his collection of ex-girlfriends.
  • Evil Is Petty: Along with the above plan, he started all of this simply because Ramona dumped him when they were dating. The whole "league" only came about because he was drunk at the time and probably didn't even know what he was doing or that he would even be taken seriously.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: His pupils have a swirl shape to them. They are at least as horrifying as the Scary Shiny Glasses that usually obscure them.
  • Expy: According to Jason Schwartzman, who plays him in the film version, Gideon is partly inspired by Mr. Swan from the '70s horror-musical Phantom of the Paradise, a devil-worshipping media mogul who ruins the title character's life and seduces his Love Interest with the intent of ultimately killing her.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He may call Scott "buddy", offer drinks to everyone around, and generally act like a swell dude, but make no mistake, Gideon is easily the biggest monster of the series.
  • Final Boss: In the book, the movie and the game.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: By far the most evil of the exes.
  • Hate Sink: Gideon, behind his cool design and skilled swordfighting, is nothing but a controlling, abusive maniac who justifies himself at every turn, despite clearly not caring about Ramona, the evil exes, or generally anyone else. He is, in many ways, "the perfect asshole".
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: In the first five volumes, although he makes a few shadowed-out appearances in Volume 3.
  • Jerkass: The subtitles lampshade this repeatedly.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Most of Scott's enemies (except Lucas) were huge douchebags, but rarely went beyond that line. Gideon stabs both Scott and Ramona.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Count the letters in his name. Also, what number does G look like to you?
    • His last name is Graves. He ends up managing to kill Scott.
    • "Gideon" means "feller" (of trees), "mighty warrior", and "destroyer" in Hebrew.
  • Nothing Personal: When Scott rejects his offer to join the League, Gideon merely states this before stabbing and killing Scott.
  • Not So Different: He and Scott are said to be this, at least when it comes to relationships and their choice in weapons, but besides that, the two are pretty damn miles apart. However, Scott is willing to try to change for the better in this area, whereas Gideon doesn't care, and is a generally horrible person.
    • Him and Ramona also fit as one could view Gideon's treatment of Ramona as similar (if worse) to how Ramona treated her previous lovers. Perhaps this was what drew them together.
  • Numerological Motif: Being the 7th and last evil ex, the number seven is seen extensively with him:
    • "G" is the seventh letter in the alphabet.
    • Upon his death, he explodes into $ 7,777,777 in coins (a seven digit number, composed of sevens).
    • With him being 31 and Scott 24, he's 7 years older than Scott.
    • His pixel sword in the film grants him x7 to his stats.
    • Also in the film, when Knives makes him swallow his gum, he mentions it'll be in his digestive tract for 7 years.
    • He has 7 ex-girlfriends, with Ramona being the 7th one. He plans to lock her in with the rest of them.
    • Every hit against him is worth 700 points as seen in the game. And this makes 7 examples of the seven motif for him.
    • To a lesser extent, he also has a bit of a motif with the number of 6. He has six letters in his first, middle and last names, as in 666, the Mark of the Beast. Tellingly, the letter G somewhat resembles the number 6 and each of his names start with a G, another 666 mark.
  • Obviously Evil: Gideon Graves: What A Dick!
  • One-Winged Angel:
  • Pride: He sees himself on top of everything because of his success and despite his outward charm, it's clear he looks down on everyone and views his girlfriends as there to fawn over him.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Yes he may be a massively successful media mogul with potential ties to the military, but underneath it all is that he seems like a selfish brat who wants everything his way and with a frightening amount of money, influence, and power (including literal psychic powers) to enforce as such, all coated with a charismatic charm.
  • Punny Name: Take a wild guess what the 7th letter of the alphabet is.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives a short and amusing one to Ramona, saying that she's the one thing her evil exes have in common, and asking who dates seven evil people.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Happens quite often.
  • Sequential Boss: Parodies this trope, particularly in the video game, where he just keeps on getting new forms.
  • Shadow Archetype: He's one to Scott, though more subtle than Todd Ingram was. Scott is a likeable dork who has a tendency to be insensitive to the feelings of others and often causes pain to his loved ones without meaning to. Gideon meanwhile is a charismatic charmer who uses people and doesn't care about who he hurts for his own purposes.
    • One could make the argument that Gideon serves a closer approximate to Ramona as a Shadow Archetype. In a way, one can view his treatment of her to parallel how Ramona treated her past relationships. Given how Ramona and Scott are Not So Different, this works quite well.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Never seen in anything but a suit and tie with vest.
  • Smug Snake: He's a manipulative, arrogant, and all-around unlikeable person.
  • The Sociopath: Textbook case, as he is highly socially capable, flexible, manipulative, ruthless, sadistic game-playing, superficially charming, self-directed, compassion-deprived, and calculating. Similarly to Scott, he is also mentally walled off, just less blatantly, and quite meticulous, but then so are a large part of sociopaths.
    • Possibly hinted at when Scott attempts to use the Glow against him, Gideon remarks it has no effect on him since he was trapped in his own mind since he was born. He is literally unable to see past himself or empathize with other people since he was very young.
  • Static Character: Implied. As the above noted, he has been mentally walled-off from people since he was a kid, which means he is incapable of understanding, recieving or returning empathy. As such, he never really emotionally grew up outside of becoming more meticulous, intelligent and ruthless.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Once Ramona starts standing up to him and helping Scott in their battle, as evidenced by pulling out a spare sword from Envy's dress, and his brush off of her when she shows concern for him. At the same time, showing how pathetic he truly is.
  • We Can Rule Together: This offer is made by Gideon to Scott, after he finds out that Ramona has left Scott. Granted, he was offering the chance to rule Ramona's future love life, rather than the world, but still...
  • Villain Has a Point: While Scott and Ramona ultimately both rebuff his claim, his statement on how they'll be their own worst enemy is still not entirely wrong. After all, both have similar vices and could fall back into the same sort of mental traps.
    • At the same time, it's also subverted. Scott and Ramona may have both damaged themselves, each other and their friends because of their vices, but they recognize them as such and are working to overcome them. Ramona herself mentions she wants to overcome them together with Scott.
    • Another example of playing with it is how when Ramona returns, Gideon tries to dissuade Scott from fighting him, on the assumptions they're not an item anymore and if Ramona left him, the two did have no reason to fight him. However, Scott fights Gideon for himself (after all, Gideon did still kill him when Scott admitted he and Ramona weren't really together and Scott refused to join the League), not to mention that Gideon did still sic the other exes on him and the whole imprison his ex-girlfriends plot was enough of a reason to get involved anyway.
    • He also does have a point regarding how Ramona managed to date a bunch of screwed-up individuals willing to go with his insane scheme (despite it being a drunken rant, though we don't know the actual contents of the message.)
  • Villains Want Mercy: In the video game, he begs to the player character(s) after his third and final battle turned out to be against a robot in a holographic room. The player character(s) repond to that by taking him out in one hit.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: When he formed the League, it was a drunken rant on Craigslist. He was legitimately surprised when six other people shared his sentiment. When this is brought up he asks Ramona "Who the hell dates six evil people?!"
  • Would Hit a Girl: He impales Ramona in the comics, with the subtitles declare him to be a dick for doing so.


    Julie Powers
Julie Powers
The Original and the Best
WARNING: Huge Bitch!

Stephen's on/off girlfriend and a quasi-main character. Known for her abrasive personality and razor-sharp criticisms of others.

    Stacey Pilgrim
Stacy Pilgrim
Age: A very mature 19 years old
The Only Sane Woman

Scott's younger, more mature sister. Rated "T" for Teen. She serves as Scott's moral support when Wallace is nowhere to be found. Works at the Second Cup coffee house and becomes good friends with Ramona. She is based on and shares the same first name as Bryan Lee O'Malley's real-life sister.

  • Deadpan Snarker: Snarks at Scott whenever possible.
  • Fag Hag: In the 6th level of the video-game she is the only straight background character. Make of that what you will.
  • Jerkass: She's often a jerk to her older brother.
    • Jerk Ass Has A Point: She often has a lot of valid points and just wants Scott to get his life together.
  • Only Sane Man: She seems to be the only character without any major issues, and the only character to react like it's unusual to have fights to the death between total strangers.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: In the final volume of the series, despite being shown as a perfectly nice and amiable woman before, she's suddenly acting like a jerkass to both Scott and Young Neil with absolutely no explanation given whatsoever.
  • Satellite Character: For Scott. She's buddies with Wallace, but we don't get to see much of the two together, and she herself stays out of most of the action.
  • Ship Tease: With Neil.
  • Tough Love: A more positive way to interpret her more unpleasant moments with Scott; she does show to care about him and the first thing she does when he's killed is to call their folks.

    Mr. Chau

Knives' father. Doesn't take kindly to hearing his daughter was dating a white guy. Serves as a mini-boss/double-blind Stealth Mentor to Scott in Vol 4.

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Cuts right through a trolley like butter.
  • All Asians Know Martial Arts: He's absurdly good with his samurai sword for no reason other than he's Chinese.
  • Badass Longcoat: Wears one.
  • Bonus Boss: In the video game. He randomly spawns on the map and proves to be quite powerful when fought.
  • Determinator: Doubles as a Shout-Out as well.
  • Fun with Subtitles: He speaks only in Chinese characters. The other characters aren't privy to the translation subtitles—not even his own daughter. This becomes a Bilingual Bonus because what he says to her is not remotely related to the translation given.
  • Implacable Man: Nothing can slow him down.
  • Implausible Fencing Powers: Slices a bus in half without even flinching and overpowers Roxanne Richter during their brief skirmish before ending it early.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Uses a samurai sword. It's never elaborated on what kind of sword it is though.note 
  • Knight Templar Parent: Initially didn't like the prospect of Knives dating a white guy. He gets over it when he sees Scott defeat Roxy.
  • Overprotective Dad: To Knives.
  • The Quiet One: Speaks all of twice throughout his appearance.
  • Roaming Enemy: He stalks Scott through the entirety of Vol. 4. Also applied to the Video game.
  • Sinister Shades: Wears these.
  • The Stoic: He has a constant look of quiet intensity on his face.
  • Worthy Opponent: A very weird variation. After seeing Scott stand up to Roxie and unlock the Power of Love, he stops pursuing Scott. Scott seems to lampshade it. It seems to be seeing Scott go through his Character Development made him realize that Knives dating someone like Scott wouldn't be so bad after all.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Attacked Ramona for being in the same breathing space as Scott, who later tricks him into attacking Roxy.

    Lisa Miller

Scott's first friend from high school, she was once part of his group of friends alongside Kim, even forming a band together. They lost contact with he moved away, but they reconnect when she shows up in Vol 4. Years before Scott Pilgrim was created, Bryan Lee O'Malley used the name "Lisa Miller" for a different (or at least much less defined) character in his short-lived comic strip "Style".

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Whenever Paul Robertson draws her (i.e. for the game and the six-volume comic box set), she has pale pink hair instead of the blonde O'Malley uses. This could be a reference to Bryan Lee O'Malley's old web comic, Style, where she had pink hair.
  • Be a Whore to Get Your Man: Downplayed, but Lisa admits that after she met Scott again (and caught him looking at her), she started tramping herself up in order to get his attention because she really liked it. She even propositions guilt-free sex with him, knowing that Ramona would never find out.
  • Just Friends: Despite the suspicions from Roxie and Ramona's jealousy to the otherwise, Lisa and Scott are this. However, Lisa has shown that she may want it to be more.
  • She Is All Grown Up: Scott's reaction when they are reunited.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: One of the few girls that Scott never had any romantic feelings for, and while he certainly finds her attractive all grown up, he refuses to cheat on Ramona with her. It's hinted that Scott never even realized that she was in love with him.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: On Lisa's side at least there's a fair bit, but Scott can't bring himself to explore it because of his relationship with Ramona.

    Lynette Guycott
Lynette Guycott
Dream Job: Awesome Ninja
Special Ability: Teleportation

The drummer of The Clash at Demonhead. She largely remains silent and expressionless and lets Envy and Todd do all the talking. She has a bionic arm and is capable of teleportation.

    The Negascott
Age: -24 years old
Rating: Negative Awesome!

Scott's dark side, who makes his first appearance in Vol. 4 just before Scott's battle with Roxanne Richter. He makes a second appearance after Ramona goes missing in action, and finally confronts Scott in one of his darker moments in Vol. 6.

  • Adaptational Villainy: In the original comic, Negascott is simply Scott's faults taken form, not really evil. In the video game, he is as evil as he looks. He successfully takes over the world in his ending. Inverted in the film, where he, despite his looks, is appearently a really nice guy and him and Scott become fast friends.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite his overall look and sinister smile, Negascott isn't actually evil, but rather a manifestation of Scott's faults and mistakes that he's made in the past. His intial rejection of those things simply drives Negascott away for the time being but when he finally accepts that he's not as good as he thinks he is, Negascott is absorbed and becomes a part of Scott.
  • Face Death with Dignity: During the fight between him and Scott, Scott murmurs Ramona's name. After that, Negascott has a dejected, yet resigned look on his face before they merge.
  • Foreshadowing: The colored picture makes it clearer, but the fact that he first appears when Scott is glowing is a massive indication of The Glow's properties. Hell, given he hasn't appeared until Scott got the Glow from Ramona, one could say that Negascott came to be because of the Glow.
  • Enemy Without: To Scott. He is everything Scott doesn't like about himself, and is made manifest by Scott's denial of these traits.
  • Mirror Scare: Does this to Scott in Volume 5.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted in the movie. Negascott has creepy glowing red eyes, but he and Scott become instant friends and Scott mentions he's actually a really nice guy.
  • Post-Final Boss: Negascott is dealt with before Gideon in the comic and game, however in the movie he shows up after Gideon's defeat and challenges Scott to "Defeat himself". Hilariously subverted when no battle actually occurs, the two Scotts are seen leaving the Chaos Theatre making plans for next week.
  • Sheathe Your Sword: How Scott defeats him. Scott learns to stop running away from his problems and faults and accepts them for what they are.
  • Slasher Smile: Dons one frequently.
  • Smug Smiler: Just take a look at that picture.
  • Split-Personality Merge: His ultimate fate. Once Scott accept his flaws and mistakes, rather than trying to deny and run from them, Negascott is absorbed by Scott.
  • The Heartless: He is the embodiment of Scott's negative emotions. Even provides the page image.

Kim's Roommate
Status: Professional Dillhole

One of Kim's roommates when she moves into a new apartment. Quiet and not much of a talker, but is pretty insulting and abrasive when he does talk. Stephen notices he has a home music studio and coaxes Joseph into letting Sex Bob-omb use it to make a album.

  • Closet Key: For Stephen. Slowly becomes obvious over the course of the series. Joseph himself is openly gay.
  • The Engineer: He's good enough with his music studio that he can actually make Sex Bob-omb sound good.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: This guy is such an asshole and it's clear the others dislike him as much as he dislikes them.
    Joseph: I don't like your friends. Seriously, get new ones.
  • Jerkass: A bigger one than even Julie. He's usually pissed off looking all the time and described as the insensitive one, notably his expression remained unchanged when Scott and later Ramona were killed by Gideon.
  • No Accounting for Taste: He's like a male version of Julie. Hell, he's apparently even bitchier based on the others' reactions. The fact he doesn't react to Scott getting stabbed says a lot about this guy... and nothing pleasant.
  • The Quiet One: He doesn't often speak, and when he does the text in his word balloons are much smaller than everyone else's, indicating that he has a very quiet voice. Whenever he does say anything, though, it's almost always to insult someone.
  • Perpetual Frowner: He is usually frowning in every situation, especially when he is talking about someone.
  • Left the Background Music On: It turns out he's responsible for all the broadcasting music going on in the game except for in the Katayanagis' lair and places like Leo's Place and Chaos Theater.
  • Straight Gay: He doesn't meet any stereotypes.

    Michael Comeau
Michael Comeau
The Mutual Friend
Knows everybody; including you!

A mutual friend of everyone (even you). He usually turns up once every other book, sometimes just in the background. Based on and named after an artist friend of the author's.

  • Artifact of Death: He has a freaky skull ring that came "from the future" and it whispers Scott's name as he shows it off to him. It's implied to be Made of Evil, but it's never followed up on.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: He knows everyone. Even you.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: In the guest comic focusing on him (drawn by Michael Comeau), he manages to put up a pretty good fight against Scott "Best fighter in the Province" Pilgrim. He still ends up losing, though.
  • A Day in the Limelight: One of the extra-canonical guest comics is devoted entirely to him. Following that is a comic drawn by the real Michael Comeau, discussing his character's role in the comic and his relationship with the author.
  • Nice Guy: He gets along with everybody.
  • Satellite Character: Manages to somehow be this to every single person in existence.

    Tamara Chen 
Knives's best friend, and when you get right down to it her only friend. Usually turns up whenever Knives has to angst about her love for Scott.


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