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Tail Section Passengers

    Curtis 

Curtis Everett

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"We go forward."
Played By: Chris Evans
Voiced By: Hiroshi Tsuchida (Japanese dub)

Curtis is the designated leader of the tail end revolution, although he struggles to accept the role that has been forced upon him.


  • The Atoner: For the atrocities he committed as a teenager in the first months on the train. Ultimately, he helps end the corrupt system and break the circle, he fulfills his promise towards Tanya, finally sacrifices his arm for another, and in the end gives his life for Yona and Timmy, along with Namgoong.
  • An Arm and a Leg: A key theme to his character development: he still has both his arms, but feels guilty for this because it means he wasn't strong enough to cut it off himself and give it to the other starving tail section passengers. He eventually sacrifices his left arm at the end of the film to stop the engine and allow Timmy to escape through the machinery.
  • An Axe to Grind: The axe battle on the Yekaterina bridge.
  • Badass Beard: The only main character who's unshaven, and a very effective fighter.
  • Celibate Hero: He has no love interest. It's even commented on by Gilliam and Wilford.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: Saving Edgar (his best friend) or catching Mason (whom he can use as a hostage to make the enemy surrender). He chooses to capture Mason... and Edgar is killed.
  • The Hero: The leader of the revolution, and the film's protagonist.
  • The Hero Dies: Dies at the end of the film in a Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Heroic BSoD: He has one when Gilliam is executed, and another when he realizes that his revolution was all for naught.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He and Namgoong serve as human shields for Yona and Timmy in the trainwreck.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: At the beginning of the train's history, the tail section were starving and had to eat each other to survive and some soon learned that babies tasted the best. He was about to eat baby Edgar before Gilliam stopped him.
  • Nice Hat: As illustrated in the image.
  • The Promise: He promises Tanya that he'll get her son back after she's been mortally wounded. Later, seeing Tanya's son being used as slave labor in Wilford's engine is what snaps him out of his Heroic BSoD. He and Namgoong end up sacrificing their lives to shield Timmy and Yona from an explosion.
  • Shoo the Dog: Attempts to keep Edgar at arms length despite the fact that Edgar admires him. It's later revealed that Curtis killed his mother and attempted to eat Edgar when he was baby.
  • Teens Are Monsters: As a teenager, in the early days of the train, he cannibalized people, murdered Edgar's mother, and nearly ate Edgar as an infant. Though his actions were driven by desperation, as everyone in the tail end was starving, rather than sadism.
  • We Can Rule Together/Passing the Torch: Wilford offers him to take his place at the end of the film. But it could be just Wilford's way to manipulate him. Curtis, broken by his experiences and the revelations about Gilliam, almost accepts the offer. It takes Yona revealing that Wilford uses child slaves as substitute engine parts to snap Curtis out of it.
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    Namgoong 

Namgoong Minsoo

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Played By: Song Kang-Ho
Voiced By: Kazuhiro Yamaji (Japanese dub)

Previously an engineer of the Snowpiercer, now a Kronol-addicted convict, Namgoong Minsoo sells his technical knowledge for the drug, allowing the group to move forward.


  • Erudite Stoner: He's addicted to Kronol and owns the world's last pack of cigarettes, yet he's one of the most intelligent and informed of the good guys. And unlike the others, he actually has a plan that goes beyond "reaching the front section".
  • Functional Addict: The only reason he got addicted to Kronol in the first place was because he wanted to collect it to make a bomb.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He and Curtis serve as human shields for Yona and Timmy in the trainwreck.
  • The Idealist: Surprisingly, as he was planning on escaping from the train altogether.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: Presents a gloomy and selfish facade, while he is a very devoted father and ultimately the only person with a plan for the future. Even getting Yona addicted to Kronol was in order to prevent her integration into the corrupt system he intended to destroy, and protect her from it's harsh realities.
  • The Lost Lenore: In a subtle way. The Inuit woman who lead the Frozen Seven is implied to be Yona's mother in the film, and confirmed to be by Word of God, and she appears to be a large part of what inspired his quest to leave the train.
  • Precision F-Strike: In Korean, at least. The translation machine did bother to translate it though.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: He refuses to let Yona kill, even in moments where her intervention may save him.
  • The Unpronounceable: Enforced by the director, who wanted a hard-to-pronounce name for the character.

    Yona 

Yona
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Played By: Ko Ah-sung
Voiced By: Yuka Maruyama (Japanese dub)

Yona is Namgoong's Kronol-addicted daughter. Her apparent precognition serves to alert the revolutionaries to danger. While always caught in the eye of the storm, Namgoong keeps her out of the action and strives to turn the journey forward into an educational experience for her.


  • Blood-Splattered Innocents: Franco the Younger smears his blood on her face after she accidentally delivers the killing blow onto him.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: After getting hold of a wine bottle in the night club, she indulges herself heavily and passes out drunk in front of the last door.
  • Junkie Prophet: Her powers of clairvoyance, which may or may not be related to her Kronol addiction, allow her to know what's behind the train's doors before her father opens them. They also allow her to discover Timmy hidden below the floor, working on Wilford's engine.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Curtis wonders if she is psychic. Bong Joon-ho's explanation is that all train babies develop an animalistic sense of hearing.
  • Missing Mom: According to Bong Joon-ho, her mother was the Inuit leader of the Frozen Seven.
  • The Ophelia: She has the messy hair, the powers that tie her closer to earth, and the mental illness given her addiction.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Her poor English does limit her ability to communicate with the other passengers, but Yona also seems to take rather perverse joy from informing the tail-enders the long tunnel is coming up, way after it would have been helpful.
  • Sole Survivor: She and Timmy are the only characters left alive after the train crash.

    Gilliam 

Gilliam
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"I am a shadow of my former shadow. My day was decades ago."
Played By: John Hurt
Voiced By: Chikao Ohtsuka (Japanese dub)

The elderly leader of the tail end of the Snowpiercer.


  • Ambiguous Situation: He was no doubt conspiring with Wilford to keep the train's population in check. However, after the rebellion manages to move past where Wilford expected them to be cut down, Gilliam tells Curtis not to listen to whatever Gilliam has to say whenever they meet, to cut his tongue out. Was he saying that to stop Curtis from learning the truth about him, or to make sure he is able to kill Gilliam before Gilliam breaks Curtis with the truth, so that the rebellion can succeed? We'll never know, since Gilliam gets executed halfway through the story.
  • An Arm and a Leg: The reason for this is because he cut off one of his arms to save Edgar as a baby.
  • Big Good: He's the leader of the tail end section with Curtis being his Number Two. Then Wilford reveals he was never "good" at all.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Seemingly the wise and benevolent leader of the tail end, we learn after his death that he orchestrated the entire rebellion with Wilford in order to keep the population in check.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Is executed by Franco the Elder while Curtis and company are forced to watch through a security feed.
  • Broken Pedestal: Curtis practically worships him after Gilliam cut off his own arm to feed to the starving tail enders rather than let the teenage-Curtis eat the infant-Edgar. This only makes it more devastating for Curtis when he finds out that Gilliam was in league with Wilford the entire time, and stirred up rebellions with the intention of them failing as a form of population control.
  • Cool Old Guy: Presents this facade to the tail end, as a friendly approachable man who gave an arm and a leg for his community. He becomes a bit less cool when after his death we learn that he was working with Wilford.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He mocks Curtis's desire to amputate himself, and openly talks back to Mason.
  • The Mentor: He mentors Curtis to groom him for leadership when he's no longer around. Then it turns out Gilliam and Wilford really conspired to turn Curtis into a successor for Wilford.
  • The Mole: For Wilford, who describes him as a friend.
  • Mole in Charge: The leader of the tail section and the brains behind a few failed rebellions turns out to be an ally of Wilford who intended all his past rebellions to fail as a form of population control.
  • Parental Substitute: He serves as a father figure to Edgar.
  • Passing the Torch: Plans to do this with Curtis, who he believes should be the next leader.
  • Supporting Leader: He's the actual leader of the tail enders and their rebellion, though he stays behind to let Curtis and his group assassinate Wilford.
  • Surprisingly Sudden Death: Wilford's forces manage to regain control of the tail end, and Gilliam is executed by Franco the Elder without much fanfare.
  • Team Dad: Word of God described him as a father for the tail section passengers.
  • Villainous Friendship: Wilford describes him as a friend, and mentions that he'll miss his long talks with Gilliam at night. Not that this stopped Wilford from executing Gilliam for failing him.
  • Walking Spoiler: Knowing too much about him not only spoils his death, but it ruins the last act twist that Gilliam had been working for Wilford and the rebellions he inspired were always designed to fail.
  • Wasteland Elder: Is very old and and is living in a post apocalyptic society.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: His exact motives for what he did are unclear since he's dead by the time they come to light, but Wilford seems to think Gilliam agreed with his ideology that sacrificing tail enders was necessary to ensure humanity's ultimate survival via population control.
  • You Have Failed Me: Wilford explains to Curtis that the true reason why he had Gilliam ("a friend" according to himself) killed is because he failed to keep the rebellion under control.

    Edgar 

Edgar
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Played By: Jamie Bell
Voiced By: Yasushi Iwaki (Japanese dub)

A young man raised on the train, Edgar is Curtis's most loyal ally.


  • Big Brother Worship: Though not related by blood, Edgar is nearly two decades Curtis's junior and looks up to him, acting as his most loyal ally and supporter. This becomes much more disturbing in light of Curtis admitting that, as a teenager, he murdered Edgar's mother and was going to cannibalize Edgar as an infant, until Gilliam stopped him by cutting off his own arm to feed him that instead.
  • Defiant to the End: Once he realizes that Curtis can't save him, he calmly accepts his fate and attacks his killer out of spite before being killed.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Greatly admires Curtis, to the latter's dismay, and wonders why he refuses leadership.
  • Hot-Blooded: As shown with his surfing stunts and enthusiasm in battle.
  • Human Resources: Narrowly avoided, as Gilliam saved him from a hungry teenage Curtis.
  • In the Back: Franco the Younger stabs him in the back, killing him.
  • Kid Sidekick: A rather dark example, given Curtis's past with him.
  • The Lancer: Edgar is Curtis's best friend and most loyal supporter.
  • Missing Mom: Unbeknownst to him, Curtis stabbed his mother and intended to eat Edgar as a baby, until Gilliam stopped him.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent/Unexplained Accent: Since he's lived on the train his whole life, you wouldn't really expect him to have a specific regional accent, but he does anyway.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: The first of the main cast to die, at the Yekaterina Bridge.
  • The Snark Knight: Gets rather snippy towards Namgoong regarding his drug addiction.

    Tanya 

Tanya

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Played By: Octavia Spencer
Voiced By: Misaki Saisho (Japanese dub)

Tanya is a revolutionary allied to Curtis. When her train baby son Timmy is taken to the front end, her main goal becomes to find him at all costs.


  • Action Mom: She brawls as well as anyone else, holding her own against waves upon waves of armed forces.
  • Dies Wide Open: She dies in the sauna battle, after having Curtis promise to find Timmy.
  • Face Death with Dignity: She calmly accepts her death after being mortally wounded, believing that Curtis will uphold his promise to save her son.
  • Last Request: Hers is that Curtis find Timmy.
  • Mama Bear: Tanya will cut through anyone who gets in the way of finding her son.
  • Pietà Plagiarism: One shot has her holding Andrew in such a fashion.
  • Tragic Keepsake: She keeps a charcoal drawing of Timmy, gifted by the Painter.
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    Andrew 

Andrew

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Played By: Ewen Bremner
Voiced By: Osamu Kaneko (Japanese dub)

A tail end father whose son was taken to the front end, similar to Tanya's situation.


  • Afro Ass Kicker: He has thick curly hair and he still kicks ass even after losing an arm.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Loses his right arm after throwing a shoe at the woman in yellow.
  • Boom, Headshot!: How the Teacher kills him.
  • The Chew Toy: Things rarely go right for Andrew. His son is abducted by Wilford's men, his arm is frozen solid than shattered as punishment for throwing a shoe at a front end passenger, then he ends up shot in the head by the teacher. His son, Andy, also ends up so broken by Wilford that Curtis can't save him like he can Timmy.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: His arm is frozen and shattered by Wilford's men in retribution for Andrew throwing a shoe at the woman in yellow. Also, the only reason why he threw the shoe in the first place was because she was kidnapping his son.
  • Handicapped Badass: Even losing an arm isn't enough to stop him from fighting in Curtis's rebellion in the hopes of getting his son back.
  • Papa Wolf: His entire motivation to push ahead is to get his son back.
  • Surprisingly Sudden Death: He's shot in the head out of nowhere by the Teacher.
  • Tragic Keepsake: The Painter gives him a picture of Andrew.

    Grey 

Grey

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Played By: Luke Pasqualino

Gilliam's greatest devotee, sent along with Curtis to the front of the train.


  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Franco stabs a knife through his hand, snaps his arm, and then slowly drives the knife into his chest.
  • Facial Dialogue: His facial expressions aid him in communicating, along with his tattoos.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Attacks Franco the Elder as he is about to kill Curtis. Franco ends up killing him instead.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Shows himself to be freakishly accurate with his signature throwing knives.
  • May–December Romance: If you consider his relationship with Gilliam to be canonical.
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket: No doubt makes it easier to show a tattoo when needed.
  • Tender Tears: Is quite openly emotional, possibly to compensate for being non-verbal. He cries when Gilliam is killed, and when realizing his own impending death.
  • The Voiceless: Communicates through tattoos on his skin.

     The Painter 

The Painter

Played By: Clark Middleton

A passenger of the tail section who is often seen drawing other passengers/events.


  • Character Death: Is gunned down by Egghead when he starts massacring the members of the tail section.
  • Mauve Shirt: Gets a decent amount of screentime in the first half of the movie, and dies as easy as the rest of them when the slaughter of the tail section starts.
  • Nice Guy: Is unfailingly kind to everybody: he even has the decency to draw Andrew and Tanya pictures of their children after they get taken to the front.
  • No Name Given: We never learn his name.
  • Non-Action Guy: He never joins the fighting.

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Front Section Passengers

    Wilford 

Wilford

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"Have you ever been alone on this train?"
Played By: Ed Harris
Voiced By: Takayuki Sugo (Japanese dub)

The creator of the Snowpiercer and the caretaker of the engine. He's worshipped as the savior of humanity by the front passengers but the tail enders view him as a tyrant that needs to be overthrown.


  • Bald of Evil: Is bald and very, very evil.
  • Big Bad: He created the Snowpiercer train and is responsible for the caste system that keeps the tail enders in such nightmarish conditions. He also uses Gilliam to causes rebellions that are intended to fail as a means of population control, with Curtis's being only the most recent.
  • Bi the Way: According to Word of God he's had sex with Claude, the Egg-Head, the pregnant teacher, and Mason (good luck getting that one out of your head), although his true love is the Engine.
  • The Chessmaster: Manipulates almost everyone around him, even arranging Curtis's rebellion through Gilliam.
  • The Corrupter: He even managed to corrupt Curtis, and would have succeeded in turning him over to his side if Yona hadn't revealed Timmy being used as a child slave.
  • Cult of Personality: For saving at least some of humanity from extinction, Wilford is worshipped as a god by people at the front end of the train with their children indoctrinated in this belief in school.
  • Evil Genius: Wilford built a very impressive train that is supporting all humanity, has withstood extreme temperatures, and has been running non-stop for 18 years!
  • Face Death with Dignity: When the bomb is about to explode, Wilford sits drinking his wine, sees Minsoo and Curtis's prepared sacrifice, and simply says, "Nice."
  • Faux Affably Evil: Wilford has a calm, genial way about him even when he's casually informing you that he just had most of your friends murdered.
  • A God Am I: Has a whole cult of personality devoted to him among the front-section passengers who worship him like a messiah for saving what remains of humanity.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: A specialty of Ed Harris. His eyes fit his personality as an ultimately evil, cold-hearted man. Curtis's eyes are similar, which is highlighted when Wilford tries to tempt him into becoming his successor.
  • Lack of Empathy: Wilford just flat-out doesn't care about the suffering he causes. He views everyone in terms of whether they can contribute to the Snowpiercer's ecosystem or if they're a burden, regularly orchestrating "cullings" of people in the tail and front end both as a means of population control.
  • A Man Of Wealth And Taste: Wilford was already an extremely rich man before the disaster, hence how he was able to build his spectacular train.
  • No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dine: When Curtis finally reaches him, Wilford just keeps cooking up his dinner and sits down with him.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: He never actually gets his hands dirty, although his utter ruthlessness still makes him a very big threat.
  • The Sociopath: Oh, yeah. He's more than willing to have people killed, being his men or innocent bystanders, or using childrens as part of his locomotive's engine in order to carry on his train's operations.
  • The Stoic: The only time he yells is when Claude nearly shoots the engine by accident. Otherwise he remains completely relaxed and calm about everything, even when the train is about to explode.
  • Totalitarian Utilitarian: He's perfectly happy with killing hundreds of people if it means stability for the rest of the train. He sees people only in how valuable they can be, even to the point where he'll enslave children to use as substitute engine parts.
  • Villainous Friendship: He claims to have viewed Gilliam as a friend and says he'll miss their long talks at night. Not that this stopped Wilford from ordering Gilliam's death once Curtis's rebellion is more successful than intended.
  • We Can Rule Together/Passing the Torch: Tries to do this with Curtis.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He would even use them as manual labor for his train!

    Mason 

Mason

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"Know your place. Keep your place. Be a shoe."
Played By: Tilda Swinton
Voiced By: Miyuki Ichijou (Japanese dub)

Wilford's right hand, the second in command on the train and the official spokesperson for Wilford to the tail end.


  • Asshole Victim: It's really satisfying to see Curtis kill her.
  • The Baroness: Of the Rosa Klebb variety.
  • Boomerang Bigot: According to Word of God, Mason used to be a tail-ender who was called to the front as a cleaner, then got noticed by Wilford and rose to the position of minister. In spite of that, she holds nothing but contempt for her former traveling companions that she haughtily admonishes to keep their places.
  • Boom, Headshot!: How an enraged Curtis kills her.
  • Catchphrase: "So it is."
  • Dirty Coward: When confronted one-on-one, she's a pleading, pathetic mess.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Although Wilford is the Big Bad, Mason is the Mouth of Sauron and most seen antagonist, ordering his troops to stop the heroes' advance upon the engine so it comes as a surprise when she's killed off halfway through.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Her polite rambling attempts at breaking villain speeches are meant to mock and demoralize.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Mason is a unisex name (the script even described Mason as a "middle-aged man" before Tilda Swinton took the role).
  • Gender Is No Object: Mason was scripted as a man, but casted with a female actor without any change, even being referred to with male pronouns. Tilda Swinton claims she did not play Mason as a woman and tends to hesitate on the pronouns to use.
  • Genki Girl: A grown-up version.
  • Jerkass: Mason is utterly vile, viewing everyone with contempt (except for Wilford).
  • Karmic Death: After acting condescending and smug to the tail-enders she ends up being killed by one.
  • Klingon Promotion: When she finds out the rioters intend to assassinate Wilford, she cheerfully offers to help. It's not clear whether this is out of genuine ambition or an insincere attempt to barter her loyalty for her life. She dies before it becomes an issue.
  • Large Ham: She's tremendously over the top, shouting every other word.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: She is basically a psychotic version of Margaret Thatcher. Although the jury is still out in many academic circles as to whether or not the real Margaret Thatcher was a psychopath, so Swinton's portrayal could be seen as a terrifyingly accurate imitation.
  • Number Two: She's Wilford's right-hand woman.
  • Older Than They Look: She has false teeth.
  • Oop North: Her accent.
  • Psychotic Man Child: To a T. She reacts to the violent fight with the ax-soldiers with the giddiness of a child watching a play, taking out her opera glasses-night vision goggles to watch it all unfold. Her speeches about knowing one's place lose themselves in strange metaphors which circle back to the cruel oppressive narrative of the train. Then when she's escorted into the classroom, she starts singing the propaganda songs along with all the children.
  • Sinister Minister: As Minister Mason, she coldly oversees Andrew's punishment while giving the tail-enders a sermon about keeping their predetermined place on Wilford's "train of life". Later during the Yekaterina Bridge battle, after lecturing them once again on their ungratefulness toward Wilford, she proceeds to watch gleefully the massacre unfold. Her devotion to the "sacred engine" doesn't stop after her capture and she never wastes an opportunity to praise the way the train is organized.
  • Smug Snake: When she has the upper hand, she snobbily looks down her nose at others and is incredibly arrogant. She becomes a pathetic, quivering mess when she loses the advantage.
  • Villains Want Mercy: Fits into this with her being a Dirty Coward. Her begging manages to save her life by working out a deal with Curtis's group after they capture her, the first time at least, the second time Curtis just shoots her in the head.

    Franco the Elder 

Franco the Elder

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Played By: Vlad Ivanov

One of Mason's henchmen who works with his younger brother.


  • Asshole Victim: By far the most satisfying death, especially considering how many times he refused to bite it.
  • Bad Boss: Has no problems killing his subordinates for minor reasons.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He's the elder Franco and loves his little brother. His brother's death sends him on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
  • The Brute: Neither Wilford nor Mason are fighters so Franco serves as the main physical threat of the movie.
  • The Determinator: Has an impressive tolerance to pain. Also, getting simultaneously stabbed by Curtis and choked by Minsoo doesn't stop him from getting back up later and going for seconds against Minsoo.
  • The Dragon: Wilford's most physically imposing servant, who gives the heroes constant trouble as they try to reach the engine and the final obstacle to Namgoong destroying the door to the outside world.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Genuinely cares for his younger brother and is devastated when he dies. Presumably this motivates his Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: His short temper causes him to shoot his soldiers, might be justified by his younger brother's death earlier.
  • Hero Killer: Franco the Elder is the deadliest opponent that Curtis's group faces. He defeats Curtis and Minsoo in straight-up fights, comes close to killing several major characters, and successfully kills Gilliam, Grey and Tanya.
  • Implacable Man: Nothing can stop this guy, and mortal wounds only seem to slow him.
  • Mook Lieutenant: He has less authority than Mason, but has authority over common soldiers. Surprisingly, he manages to be the biggest Hero Killer in the movie.
  • Neck Snap: How he finally dies for real at the hands of Minsoo.
  • Not Quite Dead: After being stabbed and strangled at the same time he comes back for more in the climax of the movie.
  • The Quiet One: Bordering on Silent Antagonist; he has one line of dialogue in the entire movie.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After his younger brother is killed he acts as the deadliest and most persistent antagonist Curtis's group faces, all in an attempt to kill Yona in revenge. He even guns down front end passengers and his own men if they get in the way, and successfully kills Gilliam, Grey and Tanya.
  • Siblings in Crime: He works with his younger brother to serve as Wilford's enforcers.
  • Team Killer: Shoots one of his escort soldiers for calling him out on shooting a front-section passenger in the sauna car by mistake and would have shot the other who didn't say anything if not for his gun running out of ammo.
  • Worf Had the Flu: During his final fight he's been beaten and stabbed twice, and while he's still tough, he's moving considerably slower than back when he confronted the heroes at the sauna.

     Franco the Younger 

Franco the Younger

Played By: Adnan Haskovic

One of Mason's henchmen who works with his older brother.


     Claude 

Claude/The Woman in Yellow

Played By: Emma Levie

An employee of Wilford.


  • Character Death: She's killed when a bomb goes off right next to her on the train.
  • Color Character: Her name is Claude but she's also known as the Woman in Yellow.
  • Dark Mistress: Claude is implied to be Wilford's lover, which is confirmed by Word of God.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Her expression doesn't change when she takes Timmy and Andy away to serve as living engine parts, even taking it in stride when their parents' threaten her and Andrew throws a shoe at her head hard enough to draw blood.
  • Fat Bitch: Downplayed. She's only a little overweight but is definitely a bitch.
  • Jerkass: She's a basic bitch to the tail-end passengers.
  • Number Two: For Wilford.

     The Teacher 

The Teacher

Played By: Alison Pill

A kindergarten teacher on the train.


  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Seems bubbly and cheerful... until she pulls out a gun.
  • Character Death: Grey throws a knife into her neck.
  • Large Ham: Really chews the scenery in her short screentime. Justified as she's teaching kindergarten students.
  • Pregnant Badass: Is pregnant yet still manages to engage in a shootout with Curtis's group, successfully killing Andrew.

     Egghead 

Egghead

Played By: Tómas Lemarquis

An unusual employee of Wilford who hands out eggs for the New Year celebration.


  • Bait the Dog: He's introduced as a strange man giving out eggs to everyone, much like the man who produces the protein bars, an eccentric doing their job in the face of all the craziness. He gives out eggs to children, the rebels, and even the workers doing their part in gardening. When he get's to the tail end passengers he starts giving out eggs before revealing that bullets aren't extinct, gunning down several rebels including the painter, and then freeing and arming the captured soldiers.
  • Bald of Evil: Is completely bald (hell, it's even there in his credited name) and has no problem with gunning down countless numbers of civilians on Wilford's orders.
  • Character Death: Presumably dies along with most of the rest of the train's inhabitants when it explodes and flies off the tracks.
  • Dissonant Serenity: While killing the tail section passengers.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Maintains a chipper and almost polite demeanor while massacring the tail section.
  • No Name Given: Even his credited name isn't actually said in the movie.
  • The Snack Is More Interesting: Pauses in the midst of the massacre of defeated tail-ender civilians to eat one of the boiled eggs himself.
  • Spanner in the Works: His appearance is what ends up crushing the rebellion when the soldiers regain weapons.
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