Character page for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
A 22-year-old Canadian who falls in love with Ramona Flowers. He is the bass guitarist of the band Sex Bob-omb as well as a hyper-competent martial artist of some unknown, yet effective anime-style fighting technique.
- Adaptational Jerkass: In the comics, Scott was more Innocently Insensitive than an actual jerk. Here, he has something of an It's All About Me attitude that he eventually grows out of.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: When it comes to the conflict between Knives and Ramona. He stops Knives from attacking Ramona and tells her that makes himself accountable for the fact that he cheated on both her and Ramona.
- Adorkable: Especially when he's trying to impress Ramona.
- Back from the Dead: He was killed by Gideon when he was stabbed with a sword, but an extra life saved him.
- Berserk Button:
- He gets pretty pissed off when Todd punches Knives.
- He doesn't get angry, but if somebody comments on his hair, he immediately gets self-conscious and puts on a hat.
- Bond One-Liner: In a stark contrast with the comic books, Scott gets some genuinely badass one-liners. Take, for example, his fight with Lucas Lee, after defeating his stunt doubles:Scott: Mr. Lee? You're needed back on set.
- Big Brother Instinct: A breif moment when we don't see Scott thinking of only himself, is when he thought Julie did something to Stacy. Ultimately, leading to this interaction between the two:Scott: What did you do with my sister?
- Butt-Monkey: He deserves it, though.
- Evil Counterpart: Subverted with Nega-Scott. Nega-Scott looks like a ghostly apparition of Scott with red eyes, but turns out to be very friendly.
- Family Theme Naming: Stacey and Scott Pilgrim.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Given the way the movie compresses events and relationships from the comic, Scott's companions make their various issues with him known almost immediately to show the audience what a drag he is to their lives. Most notably, Wallace (who was Scott's closest pal in the graphic novels) seems to barely like him, hoping to definitively kick him out of their apartment one way or another.
- Guile Hero: He uses his wits to defeat Lucas (by making him take a skateboard challenge that ends up killing him) and Todd (by making him break Vegan law).
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Stabbed by Gideon in the Chaos Theatre.
- Jerkass: Lampshaded by Kim, and Julie on seperate occasions:Kim: Scott you're the salt of the Earth.Scott: Thanks.Kim: I meant scum of the Earth.Scott: [oblivious] Thanks.
Julie: Yeah we get you're a total lady-killer wannabe jerky-jerk.
- This is his interaction with Julie:
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He starts the film off with a selfish It's All About Me attitude, but then becomes more self-aware as the film goes on.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: Especially when he's fighting with Todd, and Gideon.
- Never My Fault: Constantly blames the other people around him for his problems.
- One Steve Limit: With Wallace's boyfriend Other Scott.
- Took a Level in Badass: As the film goes on.
- With Friends Like These...: With pretty much everyone. Mostly Wallace and Kim.
- Wouldn't Hit a Girl: He's incredibly reluctant to fight Roxie, even though she's kicking his ass.
- Your Cheating Heart: Starts dating Ramona without telling Knives, meaning he cheated on them both.
Scott's new girlfriend with a troubled past. She moved to Toronto to get away from it all. Or so she thought.
- Action Girl: She fights Roxy evenly, and probably would have won singlehandedly had she not been informed that Scott has to be the one to fight. Even then, she literally guides Scott by the hand in fighting her off.
- Bi the Way: She was a little "bi-curious."
- Dark and Troubled Past: What she tries to escape by moving to Toronto.
- Deadpan Snarker: It's kind of a necessity, given that she's dating Scott.
- Drop the Hammer: She summons a hammer to fight against Roxie.
- Even the Girls Want Her: Knives actually likes her before becoming her Unknown Rival. Also, she was with Roxie Ritcher when she was "bi-curious."
- Goth: Not as extreme as some examples, but she does dress in a very punk style, with dyed hair, military style clothing, and boots.
- Grumpy Bear: She's kind of bitter and gloomy, but given her past, it's not entirely unwarranted.
- HeelFace Turn: She used to be a nasty person when she was younger, but changed when she got older.
- Jerkass: When she was younger.
- Really Gets Around: Lampshaded by Kim and Young Neil.Kim: Ramona dated twins?Young Neil: At the same time?
- Statuesque Stunner: The tallest woman in the cast and is desired by several men and women within the story.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: And pink and green.Ramona Flowers: I change my hair color every week and a half, dude. Get used to it."
Scott's girlfriend until he dumps her for Ramona.
- Action Girl: Knives is able to fight on par with Gideon by the end of the movie.
- Adaptational Badass: She's a much better fighter being capable of fighting Ramona where in the comic their fight ended quickly with her as the loser.
- Adaptation Personality Change: While her personality is roughly the same in the movie as it is in the comic, her relationship with Scott is portrayed as being much more genuine. The comics make no attempt at shying away from the fact that Scott only dated her "because it was easy" and didn't have any intention of getting serious with her, while the movie shows the two as having similar interests and generally enjoying each other's company.
- Adorkable: In the movie, she's just as much a nerd as Scott.
- Break the Cutie: After breaking up with Scott.
- Catholic Schoolgirls Rule: When Stacey confronts Scott in the movie about the fact he's dating a highschool student, he states it's a Catholic school "with the uniform and everything".
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She still refers to Scott as "her boyfriend" when she fights Ramona, even though Scott dumped her. She also briefly goes out with Young Neil to try and make Scott jealous.
- Cute But Psycho: At first, Scott and Knives hit it off... until he starts developing an interest in Ramona, and then she starts fighting Ramona.
- The Determinator: The original version of the film highlighted the fact that in a world full of aloof and disaffected young men and women, Knives' intense affection for Scott was a laudable trait.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: In the film she attacked Ramona at the Chaos Theater for breaking Scott's heart. Then told Scott to go after Ramona when everything was said and done.
- Misplaced Retribution: Scott points out at the end that she shouldn't blame Ramona because he cheated on her on his own volition.
- Promoted to Love Interest: To Scott in the film, where she's portrayed as a serious love interest instead of a joke like in the comics.
- There's even an ending where Scott basically says 'Goodbye' as usual... to Ramona! First Girl Wins!
- Took a Level in Badass: She even helps out Scott in the final battle, more so than Ramona does.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Towards Ramona during the second half of the movie after Scott breaks up with her.
- Unknown Rival: Considers Ramona her arch enemy after her breakup with Scott. Ramona doesn't know...or care.
- Yoko Oh No: Her presence at Sex Bob-Omb's session is frowned upon, especially by Scott's ex Kim Pine, who is disgusted by the 23 year-old Scott dating 17 year-old Knives.
Scott's gay best friend.
- All Gays Are Promiscuous: Has a boyfriend, Other Scott, then he goes after Jimmy. Neither Jimmy or Other Scott have a problem with it.
- Alliterative Name: Name and surname starts with W.
- Deadpan Snarker: "Scott. Evil Ex. Fight."
- Hypocritical Humor: He tells Scott not to cheat on his girlfriend, despite the fact that he himself is cheating on his own boyfriend.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He cares about Scott despite putting him down all the time. Also, he tells Scott to break up with Knives so that he can stop cheating on her.
- Stalker with a Crush: He plans to stalk Lucas Lee.
- Straight Gay: You wouldn't know he's gay if Scott didn't mention it.
The singer of the band.
Kimberly "Kim" Pine
The drummer of the band. Scott used to date her in high school until he dumped her. She hates him.
- Adaptational Jerkass: In the comics, while still a bit frosty, Kim was nonetheless a close friend to Scott and more amicable with him. Here, she seems to be harbor a much deeper grudge which doesn't go away until he finally apologizes for it.
- Amicable Exes: Used to date Scott in high school. Although she has resentment towards him throughout the film until he apologizes.
- Deadpan Snarker: Easily the snarkiest character in the film, Allison Pill's performance seems to have been influenced in no small part by Tracy Grandstaff.
- Death Glare: Her default expression seems to be a state of constant anger at everything, especially when it involves Scott.
- Demoted to Extra: Compared to her more involved role in the books (mostly because her backstory has been moved to the [adult swim] Animated Adaptation).
- Dull Surprise: Constantly speaks in a monotone.
- Fiery Redhead: Averted.
- Grumpy Bear: She's constantly in a bad mood. Even when she's happy her smile is just the corner of her mouth moving slightly.
- 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.
- Pet the Dog: When she spots Ramona in the crowd at the final Battle of the Bands (after her and Scott's falling out following the Roxie fight), we get a brief glimpse of her version of this.Kim: Scott, not that I care, but you should go talk to her before she's gone.Scott: Thanks, Kim.Kim: And I really don't care.
- The Smurfette Principle: She's the only female member of the band.
- When She Smiles: It earns Scott extra points when he apologizes to her.
- Tagalong Kid: Hence the "Young" name.
Scott's younger sister who keeps telling him off for the stupid things he's doing. Can you blame her?
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Is quite distant towards her brother.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Can be this to Scott sometimes.
- Cool Big Sis: Inverted. She is four years younger than Scott, but acts much more mature than him.
- Family Theme Naming: Stacie and Scott Pligrim.
- Gossipy Hens: She sends out a mass text about every new social update.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: Sometimes her kindness toward Scott is overshadowed by her own kooky nature and lack of interaction with her sibling, but still there. While Stacey constantly reprimands Scott everytime he did anything stupid blatantly, near the end of the movie, when Scott is heartbroken and alone, she comes to him, sweetly comforts him and gives him advice to move on.
- Only Sane Woman: Shes the one who properly reacts if something weird happens, notably Matthew Patels Dynamic Entry and his out-of-nowhere Bollywood number.
Stephen Stills' on-again, off-again girlfriend who hates Scott with a passion and is rude to pretty much everyone. Except Envy.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: At least towards Scott, she's dark-haired and very aloof, even swearing at him.
- Cluster F-Bomb: Rather subverted in one scene in the movie where Julie's expletives were bleeped out while her mouth was covered by a black censor box. Scott asks how she did that."Never $@*!&#^ mind how I'm doing it!!"
- Deadpan Snarker: Very little she says isn't voiced with a harsh, sarcastic drawl.
- Dogged Nice Guy: A rare female example towards Envy. Not because she has any feelings for her, but because she wants to be on Envy's good side now that she's famous. In other words, she's a platonic Gold Digger.
- Jerkass: As stated above, she's rude to almost everybody.
- Professional Butt-Kisser: She's like this to Envy because she hates Scott so much.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: A censor box appears over her mouth when she swears.
- Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: She's intially introduced working at a record store (something that is never shown in the original comics), and later shown working at the Second Cup (something that is canon in the comics).
Natalie "Envy" Adams
Scott's cruel ex-girlfriend who dumped him for Todd Ingram.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: She's a redhead in the books and the video game, but a blonde in the movie.
- Adaptational Jerkass: While Envy seems to get her act together after Todd is defeated, Envy is portrayed as much cold towards Scott. Probably justified, given her limited time to interact with him. See Demoted to Extra below.
- Between My Legs: During the concert.
- The Cast Showoff: Brie Larson actually sang that song that Clash At Demonhead performs (and the actual song on the soundtrack). Prior to being an actor, she was a pop singer, and it shows.
- The Coats Are Off: Does this in her concerts.
- Demoted to Extra: Gets quite a bit cut out in the film, since her fight with Ramona is cut and is compacted into Ramona's fight with Roxy Richter. She is completely absent in the climax and her role is merged with Ramona's.
- Do Not Call Me "Paul": She doesn't get angry exactly, but she's taken aback when Scott calls her Natalie. She later seems to seriously consider Scott's advice of going back to her original name.
- Even the Girls Want Her: Knives likes her a little too much.
- Ironic Echo: She uses Julie's signature swear censor on her.Julie: For the record, I am super pissed off for you.
Envy: Shut the @&%$ up, Julie.
- FaceHeel Turn: She used to be a really nice girl, but changed when fame got to her head.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her concert performance is just Male Gaze after the other.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Much has been made of the sex-on-a-stick voice Brie Larson uses in portraying Envy. She drops it for only one line: right after Scott calls her "Natalie". (Well, two lines, counting Julie's interjection.)
- Precision F-Strike: "Shut the BLEEP up, Julie."
- She's Got Legs: In her concert performance there's a lot of focus to her legs.
- Unlimited Wardrobe: Justified as she is a rock star.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Lampshaded by Scott during his fight with Todd.Scott: You used to be so NICE!
The League of Evil Exes
An over-the-top Indian guy.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Loudly announces himself as "Ramona's first evil ex-boyfriend".
- Incoming Ham: In the movie, he very suddenly busts through a wall shouting "MIS-TER PIL-GRIIIIM!" This is the very first time we see an Evil Ex.
- Leitmotif: Bollywood tunes play when Ramona talks about how she met Matthew, and it's also a buildup for his Villain Song.
- Peek-a-Bangs: His hairstyle.
- Starter Villain: He is the first and easiest to beat of Ramona's exes.
- Villain Song: "Slick" in the movie, more or less taken out of his scene in the graphic novel with the Space Channel 5 elements replaced with a Bollywood number.
A skateboarder turned movie star.
- Action Hero: Every single action hero cliche from his one-liners to the movies he stars in are all wrapped up in a neat package.
- Adaptational Jerkass: He is the League's Token Good Teammate in the source material. Here, he's pretty much an asshole like the rest of them, as Chris Evans plays him as a hilariously douchey ham, though he also engages in a bit of small talk with Ramona and remarks that Scott "seems nice".
- Alliterative Name: Name and surname starts with L.
- Flunky Boss: His doubles all join him in his fight against Scott.
- Friendly Enemy: To Scott. He has a short but friendly conversation with Ramona, and comments that Scott seems like a nice guy.
- Large Ham: Chris Evans was clearly having a blast.
- Pet the Dog: Despite his Jerkass demeanor towards Scott, he looks after the well-being of all his doubles.
- Wolf Pack Boss: In the movie, he's content to let his stunt doubles beat Scott to a pulp instead of doing it himself.
Envy's boyfriend, guitarist of the band and Vegan Psychic. He is incredibly thick.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: Overlapping with Adaptational Dumbass. While he's the one who punches the highlights out of Knives' hair for annoying Envy (due to original culprit Lynette Guycott being Demoted to Extra), most of his more dickish moments in the comic were either cut or just due to stupidity rather than ego. Most notably, the comic had him think he can get away with eating gelato and Chicken Parmesan because he's a rock star, while the movie has him apparently mistake them as vegan food.Todd Ingram: "...Chicken isn't vegan?"
- Adaptation Dye-Job: The original color images from the comic and the video game have him with brown hair, while in the movie he's a bleached blonde.
- Cold Ham: While not as outlandish as Chris Evans, Brandon Routh is clearly also having a blast with the role and does it in a more "subdued" manner.
- Duel Boss: Despite their respective bands being with them, he and Scott settle the score one-on-one.
- Dumb Muscle: More apparent the more he speaks, and the subtitles hang a lampshade on it.Envy Adams: You are incorrigible.Todd Ingram: I don't know the meaning of the word.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Apparently, being vegan gave him powers.
- Granola Guy: Lampshaded and Played for Laughs.
- Kick the Dog: In the movie, Todd's punching of Knives is definitely this, if not a outright crossing of the Moral Event Horizon.
- Tennis Boss: His battle with Scott involves them deflecting each other's electric guitar sound waves.
- Would Hit a GirlTodd Ingram: What? I'm not afraid to hit a girl. I'm a rock star.
Roxanne "Roxie" Richter
A psychotic girl Ramona was "bi-curious" with.
- Action Girl: The only female one of Ramona's Evil Exes and every bit as dangerous as her male counterparts. In fact, she's possibly the most-openly psychotic of all of them.
- Alliterative Name: Name and surname starts with R.
- Attack Its Weak Point: The back of her knees in the movie. In the comics, this was Envy's weak point.
- Butch Lesbian: Downplayed. You wouldn't know she's a lesbian if she didn't say so herself. That being said, she's pretty much a tomboy.
- Character Exaggeration: The movie plays up the Psycho Lesbian aspect of her character, making her openly hostile to both Scott and Ramona, whereas in the comic she's quite friendly with Ramona, even when she's trying to kill Scott.
- Composite Character: In the film, Envy's fight with Ramona is adapted out and is instead given to Roxie. This is a left over side-effect of the original plan to have Envy take her place in the film.
- Demoted to Extra: She gets quite a bit cut out in the film; she almost got a complete axing when Edgar Wright considered putting Envy into her role as Ramona's 4th ex.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Roxie's defeat is anything but subtle in the movie; she even grits out "You'll never... be able... to do this to her!" and moans in ecstasy before she explodes.
- The way Roxie's coins fell on Ramona is rather... lewd.
- Exposed to the Elements: In the movie her outfits are pretty light and exposing for winter. Averted in the comic as the issues she's in are during a heat wave.
- Facial Markings: She has black eyeshadow that extends to her cheeks.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: She's very short-tempered.
- Hurricane of Puns: She hurls several plays on words as she attacks Ramona and Scott, like "bi-furious" after Ramona's "bi-curious", "hasbien" (has been + lesbian), "every Pilgrim reaches the end of his journey" and "Your BF's about to get F-d in the B!".
- In the Hood: She initially attacks Scott while wearing a hoodie that obscures her identity and gender.
- Insistent Terminology: She is the reason Ramona always corrects Scott when he refers to the League of Evil Ex-Boyfriends instead of Exes.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: She is never once referred to as "Roxanne" in the film.
- Psycho Lesbian: She's a little "bi-furious".
- Skippable Boss: Unknowingly, Scott was able to postpone their confrontation.
- The Smurfette Principle: The only female among Ramona's exes.
- Teleport Spam: She teleports away a few times in the movie.
- Whip It Good: She wields a bladed whip that's almost akin to a Whip Sword (it retracts into a belt rather than a blade).
- Woman Scorned: Her reaction to Ramona brushing off their relationship as being "bi-curious" says it all.
Ken and Kyle Katayanagi
A set of Japanese twins and electronic musicians.
- Alliterative Name: Both their names and surname starts with K.
- Demoted to Extra: They are almost cut out of the film entirely, as they have zero lines (their actors don't speak English), zero backstory, and probably the least screen-time of any of the exes, only seemingly being in the movie because they are exes number 5 and 6 respectively.
- Dual Boss: They are fought together by Scott and his band.
- Oh, Crap!: When they see their music dragons about to fall on them.
- Sibling Team: Obviously.
- Summon Magic: During the duel with Scott and his band, their music is able to produce a dragon.
- The Voiceless: They have no lines in the film (losing their backstory and personalities entirely in the process) because their actors didn't speak English, whereas in the comic book, they have a lot of lines. So the whole robot theme from the book is replaced with "amp to amp battle" where their holographic twin dragons fight against Sex Bob-omb's holographic giant ogre. It helps that the amp battle was based on the original draft of Volume 5 that the filmmakers were given.
Gideon Gordon Graves
A music producer and the leader of the League of Evil Exes.
- Adaptation Personality Change: In the comic he's a pretty stoic guy with Scary Shiny Glasses, while here he's depicted as smarmy and Faux Affably Evil; Though it's a bit of a subversion since he's still the same possessive, immature creep trying to ruin Ramona's love life.
- Alliterative Name: His first, middle and last name each start with G.
- Big Bad: He is the film's main antagonist and Final Boss.
- Chekhov's Gunman: He's briefly mentioned near the beginning of the movie, but it's not until later he becomes really important.
- Final Boss: Being the Big Bad of the story, he's the very last of Ramona's ex-boyfriends that Scott must defeat.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He wears glasses and has basically no redeeming qualities.
- Large Ham: Oh dear...Graves: You made me swallow my gum! It'll be in my digestive tract for SEVEN YEARS!!!
- Manipulative Bastard: It turns out that Gideon is manipulating Ramona through a microchip, robbing her of any resistance to him.
- Marathon Boss: He's so hard to beat that Scott needed a Reset Button to defeat him.
- One-Man Army: He can hold his own even against multiple opponents, and during the Final Battle at that.
- Smug Snake: He's a manipulative, arrogant, and all-around unlikeable person. While unlike most examples of this trope he seemed to be more effective in his deeds, he ends up being the ex with the least dignified end in the film.
- Sword Cane: His classy Weapon of Choice.
- Villainous Breakdown: When Knives and Scott beat him he goes on an angry rant.
- Would Hit a Girl: He punches Ramona down a flight of stairs after she knees him in the groin, with the announcer deducting points from him for doing so.
- Lampshade Hanging: Scott runs past him and overhears him talking about how "the comic book was much better than the movie".
The drummer of The Clash at Demonhead. She largely remains silent and expressionless.
- Demoted to Extra: She has a huge role in the book, but she does nothing in the film, with her punching the highlights out of Knives' hair being given to Todd.
- Emotionless Girl: She never really shows any emotion.
- Opaque Lenses: While it was subtly implied in the comics that they're just Scary Shiny Glasses, they're outright reflective lenses in the movie.
- The Voiceless: Just like the Katayanagi twins, Lynette's character is practically excised from the film in order to focus on the Scott-Ramona-Todd-Envy Love Dodecahedron. She's there in the background, but she gets no lines and her defining moment in the comic (punching the highlights out of Knives' hair) is transfered over to Todd just to up his already sky-high douchebag factor. Once the actual fighting starts she's never seen again.
- Funny Background Event: Can be for some comic readers. During the fight between Scott and Todd, if one looks carefully, you can notice her successfully blending/fading into the background like an awesome ninja. It's just what she wanted to do in the comics!
- Dark Is Not Evil: Despite his appearance, Scott realizes that he is actually a really nice guy. So nice in fact, that him and Scott quickly realizes that they don't actually have a beef with each other, and they instead become friends.
- Demoted to Extra: Gets the axe from playing a pivotal role in the books to being reduced to a mere punchline in the movie.
- Foreshadowing: Originally Nega-Scott showed up several times in the movie, such as appearing briefly behind Scott in a bathroom mirror to foreshadow his appearance at the ending. However, all these scenes were cut from the film, although you can still see them on the DVD.
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: In the film version, Nega-Scott comes out of nowhere. Then again...
- Post-Final Boss: Appears after the Big Bad is defeated, with an ominous entrance to boot. Scott easily and peacefully deals with him by becoming his friend.
- Suddenly Voiced: Originally The Voiceless in the comics, he can be heard chatting it up with Scott during his scene in the film.
- True Final Boss: Subverted. He shows up right after Gideon is defeated, but he never actually battles Scott, as the two resolves their differences simply by talking it out, and they both realize that they rather like each other and agree to be friends.