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Kevin Wendell Crumb and his split Personalities

    Kevin Wendell Crumb 

Kevin Wendell Crumb / The Horde

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"Did I hurt you?"

Portrayed By: James McAvoy

Appearances: Split | Glass

"I swear, I was on a bus. I don't remember anything after that. I... this is still September 18, 2014, right?"

A man who suffers from an extreme case of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), with two dozen separate personalities residing in his mind and alternatively taking over it.


  • Abusive Parents: His mother was apparently a particularly heinous example.
  • Alliterative Name: Similar to Clark Kent, Kevin Crumb has the same sounds, if not the same letters.
  • Alternate Identity Amnesia: Truth in Television. As with real life cases of DID, Kevin has no memory of his alters' actions.
  • Bald of Evil: Kevin keeps a very short buzz-cut, which augments the evil factor of his evil personalities.
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: An aspect of his personalities. Each personality is so distinct that they differ psychologically and to a limited extent even physically and physiologically from each other.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: So incredibly dark and troubled he developed twenty-three alters to endure it.
  • Death Seeker: When he realizes his alters have hurt people, he asks Casey to shoot him.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: When he bites it at the end of Glass, he dies in Casey's arms.
  • Disappeared Dad: His dad is mentioned as having left him at a train station, which is why he imagines the Beast residing there. Taking it with the Twist Ending, it's highly likely his father died in the Eastrail 177 crash — which was confirmed by Glass.
  • Dying as Yourself: An Invoked Trope by Casey in Glass, who gives his Full-Name Ultimatum to push the alternate personalities away and render him vulnerable to gunfire, a fact that the Ancient Conspiracy of Cape Busters quickly takes advantage of.
  • Enemy Within: His three "undesirable" alters and the Beast.
  • Flip Personality: When Kevin's alters take over, his body manifests changes in expression, posture, and voice. And then the Beast takes this Up to Eleven with overt supernatural powers.
  • Foil: He is one to Elijah Price/Mr. Glass. Both were raised primarily by their mothers and had a less-than-stellar home life, but for completely opposite reasons. Elijah was bullied for his condition that made his bones as brittle as glass, and Kevin is now feared for the condition that resulted in his super-strength. Ultimately, both paths set them towards meeting David Dunn.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: Kevin seems to be a completely normal and kind person, in spite of his mental condition. The Beast, on the other hand...
  • The Killer in Me: The Beast.
  • Meaningful Name: Given he's a Neat Freak (in fact, a bread crumb is one thing Dennis complains about finding in the girls' clothing) and is crumbling on the inside.
  • Multi-Gendered Split Personalities: Kevin has at least three female alters out of his twenty-three.
  • Parental Abandonment: Kevin's father is said to have "left on a train". Whether he died or simply left the family is ambiguous until Glass reveals that he did indeed die, as the train he left on was Eastrail 177.
  • Shoot the Dog: His fate by the end of Glass - Kevin remains a good person to the end, but he needs to die so that the Horde and the Beast perish with him.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: The Beast.
  • Split Personality: Oh boy yes... And a surprisingly accurate depiction of it.
  • Split-Personality Takeover: Patricia, Dennis, and Hedwig along with the Beast in the end.
  • Tragic Villain: Manages to come out briefly to ask Casey to shoot him before the Beast personality manages to retake control. Throughout the movie, Dr. Fletcher goes into intricate detail on how the multiple personalities were created to protect Kevin and mentions she can tell he does not wish to do bad things, since some of his personalities reach out to her for help.
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     Barry 

Barry

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"I'm wearing cargo pants from the '90s. And a scarf. If it wasn't for the Varvatos T-shirt underneath, I'd be a mess."

Appearances: Split | Glass

"The Horde keeps obsessing about the ones who haven't suffered. I don't know where they're going with this, but it scares me."

The personality of a flamboyant fashion expert, working tirelessly with Dr. Fletcher to keep Kevin's more dangerous identities "out of the light". When Barry's control on the group starts to wane, Kevin's dark sides mutiny and he becomes lethal.


  • Bald of Evil: Defied. Being The Heart of the personalities, he seems to prefer wearing a wool cap, which makes it seem like he has hair and thereby more personable.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Undergoes this partway through Glass, becoming a true believer of the Beast.
  • The Fashionista: He is big into fashion and enjoys dabbling in his own sketches.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Barry tries to do this through e-mailing Dr. Fletcher to schedule appointments. Dennis learns of these and impersonates Barry in order to try and give off the impression that nothing is wrong.
  • The Heart: By far the nicest and most reasonable of Kevin's personalities.
  • Nice Guy: Kevin's nicest and friendliest personality, by far.

     Dennis 

Dennis

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Appearances: Split | Glass

"I'm trying to be good."

One of Kevin's more disturbing personalities, Dennis is temperamental and has a perverted liking for watching young girls dance naked. He demonstrates traits of obsessive-compulsive disorder and a firm tendency towards cleanliness and order (which is possibly duplicated from Kevin's abusive mother). Dennis is devious, being shown to have been masquerading as Barry since the very beginning of the film.


  • Affably Evil: He looks like he'd get along very well with Dr Fletcher if he wasn't so obsessed with the Beast.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Is sincerely sorry when he knocks out Dr. Fletcher and leaves her for the Beast.
  • Ax-Crazy: He is not of sound mind.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards Kevin, the original personality. Everything he does is to "protect" Kevin from harm. This especially extends to Hedwig, the youngest persona of Kevin.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: He and Patricia are in charge of Kevin throughout most of the film thanks to their manipulation of Hedwig.
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: A firm believer that Kevin has this, and wants to push it to its limits. Which is why he tries to bring about the Beast.
  • Control Freak: A consequence of his Super OCD developed to protect Kevin from his psychotic mother, this lends to Dennis's tense persona.
  • Death Glare: Dennis gives some truly chilling ones.
  • Ephebophile: Dennis is said to have a problem with watching teenage girls dance naked.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: As the result of his Big Brother personality, he is very disgusted by the girls when they trick Hedwig, the nine year old persona of Kevin.
    Dennis: You shouldn't trick children. That shows who you are.
    • He is unwilling to go along with the plan to blow up Osaka Tower, so Hedwig and Patricia ban him from the light.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Played with. Dennis is more easy to emotionally provoke than the other alters, but his Control Freak nature keeps his temper from actually being loosed.
  • The Heavy: He is the alter who does the most heavy lifting, being the biggest and strongest of them.
  • Hyde Plays Jekyll: Though not evil, Dennis is certainly more malevolent than Barry, the alter he impersonates when in sessions with his therapist.
  • Lean and Mean: Though not as bad as Patricia, Dennis is still pretty mean.
  • Madden Into Misanthropy: The abuse he suffered at the hands of Kevin's mother is what obviously developed his sullen and wrathful nature.
  • Neat Freak: He cannot stand seeing something dirty.
  • Papa Wolf: Towards the original personality Kevin and the nine-year-old alter Hedwig.
  • Stronger Than They Look: Dennis is strong enough to easily shove the door open, even with two of the three girls pushing against it.
  • Super OCD: He is distressed by anything dirty or disordered and manifested to keep everything spotless to keep Kevin's mother from becoming angry. This is what first tips off Kevin's therapist that something is wrong, since the alter Barry, who he claims to be, doesn't have this.
  • Suppressed Rage: Dennis's default state.

     Patricia 

Patricia

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"We are what we believe we are..."

Appearances: Split | Glass

"In the sun, we will find our passion. In the sun, we will find our purpose."

The personality of a sophisticated, orderly, and polite 'woman' who has considerable command over some of the other personalities (claiming that the others 'listen' to her). She assures Casey, Claire, and Marcia that Dennis will not touch them because they are to serve a greater purpose than Dennis' desires.


  • Affably Evil: Tries her best to comfort the girls in their last hours.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: She and Dennis are in charge of Kevin throughout most of the film thanks to their manipulation of Hedwig.
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: A firm believer that Kevin has this, and wants to push it to its limits. Which is why she tries to bring about the Beast, a personality that believes itself to be an evolved superhuman.
  • Condescending Compassion: Her character in a nutshell.
  • The Corrupter: Between the events of Split and Glass, she has managed to convert several more of Kevin's alters to "Team Horde", raising its total members from three to twelve.
  • Creepy Crossdresser: She is Kevin's female personality. Not so much with what little we see of Jade, his other feminine persona who seems to be a fairly normal alternate.
  • Evil Matriarch: Patricia is the personality of an elderly, passive-aggressive, and very dangerous lady. She treats the hostages to dinner, and insists on combing their hair and dressing them up for their "special night". She relates to the other personalities as a maternal figure. She views Dennis as a "not-well" but otherwise helpful subordinate, and Hedwig as a child in need of guidance. While Hedwig may be the personality that is in possession of the "light", it's clear that Patricia is the main ideological force behind "The Horde".
  • The Fundamentalist: She wholeheartedly believes in purging the weak and bringing pain to the ones who haven't suffered, and that Kevin's Dissociative Identity Disorder has allowed him to transcend human limitations. She believes so strongly that she deliberately sets out to bring about the emergence of The Beast.
  • Social Darwinist: She appears to be the biggest proponent of the "Purge the Weak" mentality that is later fully realized by the Beast.
  • The Unfettered: Why she was banned from "the Light" by the other personalities. She will stop at nothing to awaken the Beast and make the "impure" suffer.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Like the other personalities, she wants to do what is best for Kevin. Unfortunately, she thinks that the best way to help Kevin is to bring about the birth of the murderous, cannibalistic, super-powered Beast.

    Hedwig 

Hedwig

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Appearances: Split | Glass

"No one's allowed to make fun of me anymore."

The personality of a nine-year-old boy with several compulsive behaviors, such as proclaiming that he has red socks, crawling on bent knees, and ending sentences with 'et cetera'. He loves to dance crazily, do drawings, and he is disciplined by the other personalities. He befriends Casey.


  • Adults Dressed as Children: The alter Hedwig is a 9 year-old-child and attempts to dress as such in a sports outfit. He also has a habit of mentioning his sock colors randomly to show his childishness.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Kevin's most childlike personality.
  • Catch-Phrase: Hedwig often uses the phrase "Et cetera" when ending his statements.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He is mostly just off as opposed to being malevolent, behaving similarly to any kid with an Ambiguous Disorder (in this case, an odd mix of ADD with a few sociopathic traits thrown in for good measure).
  • Creepy Child: He's as naive and emotionally unstable as a small child, but with the body of an adult. Even ignoring his physical age, his excitement over the Beast's abilities and disconnection from the pain he's causing would be pretty creepy anyway.
  • Dude, She's Like, in a Coma!: Casey was asleep when Hedwig decided to sneak in and join her nap. She wakes up and is shown as being very disturbed by the realization that she is not napping alone.
  • Gender-Blender Name: He is a 9-year-old boy with a girl's name.
  • Kids Are Cruel: Is fully aware that the Beast does "horrible things" to people and doesn't seem at all bothered that the girls he's chatting with are about to become victims. He is also quite gleeful about being the one in charge of which alter gets to control Kevin's body, and shows a disturbing excitement about the power he wields.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Casey uses this to her advantage to trick Hedwig into believing that Patricia and Dennis are plotting against him despite his initial boasts of knowing their plans regarding the Beast.
  • Manchild: Kevin, the host, is an adult male and several of the other alters are adults or teenagers. Hedwig appears to be the only child alter.
  • Nightmare Fuel Coloring Book: Dr. Fletcher has a file on him which includes a creepy children paintings of the Beast.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He is mostly just a Creepy Child who doesn't fully comprehend the horror he's helping Dennis and Patricia to release. But without his ability to "steal the Light", i.e. take over Kevin's body and allow any of the other alters he chooses to take over in turn, they'd never have been able to go ahead with their plan, as Barry and the other alters had banished them from the Light and were keeping them at bay until they got Hedwig on their side.
  • Situational Sexuality: Dennis is the alter with the most blatantly obvious desire to do "inappropriate" things with the girls, according to Patricia. However, neither of the adult alters notice Hedwig's somewhat innocent signs of sexual interest towards Casey and the others. Hedwig is the only one to kiss one of the girls, albeit awkwardly since he claims to never have kissed someone before. He also is the only one to nap with one of the girls while she is asleep (she is shown to not like this).
  • Speech Impediment: Has a lisp.
  • Verbal Tic: Tends to add "et cetera" to the end of his sentences.

    Orwell 

Orwell

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"As in 1008, when Anandapala suffered the Shahis' most crushing defeat and Mahmud overran the entirety of the Punjab region, taking the famed temple of Kangra, we have been wronged by this alliance, this horde of Patricia, Dennis and the boy. Their actions do not represent us."

Appearances: Split | Glass

"With regard to Chahamana's defeat and Muhammad of Ghor’s conquests between 1192 and 1200, I would liken it to Muhammad’s brazen ultimatum that Prithviraj either apostatize or fight. Like Prithviraj's defiance, we should stand up to The Horde's advances."

The personality of an introverted and highly intelligent man. He appears in a video on Kevin's computer.


  • Nerd Glasses: He appears to be some kind of scholar who seemingly majored in Central Asian history, given how he cites very precise facts about the Indian dynasty of Chahamanas of Shakambhari, Ghurid Empire ruler Muhammad of Ghor and whatnot, and he wears glasses that are bigger and thicker than Dennis'.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: His verbosity tends to overshadow his intended meaning. He even stays within the confines of this trope as he's begging Casey not to kill him, and when he nears death in Glass.
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    The Beast 

The Beast

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"Kevin is a man! I am much more!"

Appearances: Split | Glass

"The impure are the untouched! The unburned! The unslain! Those who have not been torn have no value in themselves, and no place in this world! They are asleep!"

By far the most dangerous, hostile, and terrifying of all the personalities, the Beast is the 24th identity that resides in Kevin's mind. The Beast is extremely violent to the point of savagery, having an unquenchable lust for human flesh, and an intense perspective that the rest of the world are impure because they haven't suffered like he has. The Beast possesses superhuman strength, speed, agility, stamina, invulnerability, and pain tolerance.


  • Affably Evil: Has moments of this; his Pre-Mortem One-Liner to Dr. Fletcher expresses genuine gratitude for everything she's done for them.
  • All Your Powers Combined: He is an amalgamation of all the largest predators at the zoo where Kevin was employed, and thus physically manifests animalistic traits such as the carnivorous appetite of a tiger, the ability to crawl walls like a spider, a thick skin like a rhino, etc.
  • Ax-Crazy: By far the most homicidal of Kevin’s personalities, The Beast is only human in his mindset via being able to talk. Otherwise, he's a violent animalistic monster butchering nearly everybody he comes across.
  • The Berserker: Even after being shot two times by a shotgun, the Beast doesn't even flinch. He has a moment of appearing surprised, then returns to his previous actions. More so as it is a ferocious creature that craves human flesh.
  • Big Bad: Kevin's secret 24th personality.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Alongside Mr. Glass in Glass.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Has some unconventional views on human nature. In particular, only those who have endured great suffering deserve to live.
  • Brains and Brawn: He has this dynamic with Mr. Glass — the physically fragile but profoundly intelligent Glass, and the crazed but strong Beast.
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: Basically what he is. He believes that his suffering has made him more than human, so that is what he is.
  • Demonic Possession: The methods required to "summon" the Beast and the manifestation of its powers are more similar to this than an alter.
  • Dumb Muscle: He's not the brightest bulb in the box, but he's strong enough to crush a person's internal organs using only his arms.
  • Evil Counterpart: The Beast is one to David Dunn. They both have similar powers, but whereas David is a Reluctant Hero who wishes to simply have a normal life, the Beast is a cannibalistic Social Darwinist who wants to commit genocide on people he feels are unworthy of life.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: The Beast is the most evil and powerful out of Kevin's personalities, and he suitably gets the deepest, most threatening tone out of all of them.
  • Expy: Of the Great Red Dragon, both being super-strong, animalistic split personalities with God Complexes brought on by child abuse.
  • Flip Personality: While all of Kevin's personalities have this to a degree, the Beast takes this Up to Eleven with superhuman powers.
  • Foil: He is this to Elijah Price. They both have similar goals of finding people who have ascended normal human limitations, but while Price is calm and smart, but physically weak, The Beast is wild and insane and a muscular powerhouse, but also kinda dumb.
  • The Fundamentalist: To the point of killing and eating those who are "unsoiled". However, this also means that he will spare those who he has deemed to have been "purified" through suffering, like Casey.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: The Beast is a cannibal, and eats Casey's friends after emerging.
  • Immune to Bullets: Downplayed: Casey shoots him point-blank with a shotgun twice. While it isn't enough to kill him, it still hurt a lot and lefts some wounds. However, this does not extend to any of the other personalities, enabling him to be effectively depowered if he can be forced back.
  • Implacable Man: Dr. Fletcher tries stabbing him? The knife breaks. Casey locks him in a room? He just rips the door open, destroying the lock like it's nothing. Casey shoots him twice at point-blank range after he dodges multiple shots? He just gets right back up, not even badly hurt. She locks herself inside a cage to keep him away? He begins bending the bars open with his bare hands. The only thing that even slows him down is her briefly making Kevin reemerge, and that only stops him long enough for her to escape. In the end, she only manages to hold him off long enough for him to notice her scars and choose to spare her.
  • It Can Think: He's not stupid. When Casey gets a shotgun, he immediately backs off, then starts taking out the lights to limit her visibility. He then quickly darts from cover to cover, and moves quickly to get her to miss and waste ammunition.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: Is this to Kevin. Kevin is a gentle, sensitive man constantly haunted by his past trauma, and who is willing to commit suicide when he finds out what his personalities have done. The Beast is a murderous, Social Darwinist self-proclaimed superman who insists on killing those who are "impure".
  • Large Ham: Just read the above quote.
  • Master of Your Domain: The Beast's powers seem to rely on this, which is why Dennis and Patricia want to bring it out.
  • Misery Builds Character: The Beast's guiding philosophy, which proves to be the key reason why he lets Casey go free once he sees her numerous scars.
  • Painful Transformation: The most of all the personalities. Other alters can manifest in less than a second with little negative physical effects. When becoming the Beast, Kevin undergoes a long and obviously painful transformation as his body pushes itself to superhuman levels, with veins bulging through his skin, and blood filling up the whites of his eyes.
  • Pet the Dog: He thanks Dr. Fletcher for helping before killing her; he also doesn't eat her.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Invoked. Hedwig's drawing of the Beast depicts him as a pitch-black figure with red eyes.
  • Shadow Archetype: The Beast is a manifestation of Kevin's desire for the power to stand against all the things that hurt him, and to lash out at those who never took the time to try and understand his suffering. As such, The Beast is by far the most physically powerful of the personalities, to the point of being downright superhuman, and he murders and consumes those who have not suffered. As Kevin enjoyed his time working at the zoo and being with the animals there, the Beast manifests aspects of those animals.
  • Social Darwinist: Feels that those who have not been "purified" by trauma are less than human and do not deserve to live. He hence kills and eats those whom he deems as having not suffered enough. As a result, Casey is spared when the Beast realizes she is a survivor of abuse. He also perceives himself and Kevin as being a higher stage of evolution.
  • Start of Darkness: The entire movie is about his emergence as a supervillain.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: While a number of Kevin's personalities are evil, the Beast is this. He has Super Strength, Super Speed, can Wall Crawl, and has Super Toughness to the point of being able to withstand two shotgun blasts.
  • Super Strength: He breaks through a door latch through sheer muscle power, bending the lock off the frame. He later attempts to reach Casey in a large animal cage by slowly bending inch-thick bars. However, this strength is not quite as high as that of David Dunn, forcing him to use agility to keep up in their fight.
  • Supervillain: A genuinely superpowered one, to contrast against David Dunn's superhero.
  • Super Toughness: Is hyped up as having skin as thick as a rhino. His skin is so tough that stabbing him only breaks the blade. Point-black shotgun blasts only slightly pierce his skin.
  • Tainted Veins: A clue that the Beast is in "the light".
  • Übermensch: The Beast's ideology of those who have endured suffering being superior to those who haven't and his desire to purge the world of the unworthy "impure". The desire of Patricia, Dennis, and Hedwig (which reflects the desire of Kevin's mind for power) to make the Beast come out resembles Nietzsche's concept of Will to Power. Also, the belief of The Beast (and overall tract of the movie) that those who survive suffering come out strengthened recalls Nietzsche's admiration of such people and theories.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: The Beast more or less a feral creature that attacks more like a wild animal.
  • Unstoppable Rage: It's ground state of mind. The Beast is more of a homicidal monster that it brutally kills those who are not pure.
  • Villain Respect: Has this for both Casey Cooke and Mr. Glass, viewing them both as "pure" due to their suffering.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Of the personalities, he's the only one that doesn't wear a shirt at all.
  • Wall Crawl: Can use even the slightest of grips to climb any surface.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Like the other personalities, The Beast wants to help Kevin in his own twisted way. Unfortunately, the Beast takes this desire to murderous and cannibalistic extremes, hunting down anyone who lived a life without suffering like Kevin suffered, and making sure that they suffer.

Other Characters

    Casey 

Casey Cooke

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"I'll let you know when I hear something that makes sense."

Portrayed By: Anya Taylor-Joy, Izzie Coffey (5 year old)

Appearances: Split | Glass

"Everything is so easy for you guys. You do one thing, you can predict the next thing. It's not the way it's gonna be in this situation."

A young girl with a traumatic past and a history of Self-Harm, who is kidnapped along with her two friends Claire and Marcia by "Dennis", one of Kevin's personalities.


  • Alliterative Name: Casey Cooke. Which makes her a good match for David Dunn.
  • Broken Bird: She's had a difficult life. Her father died when she was only a child, leaving her in the care of her abusive uncle. It ultimately makes the Beast spare her.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: To David Dunn from Unbreakable. David is an adult man who has never been hurt or sick in his life, had a privileged childhood in which he was a football star who married his high school sweetheart, and functions as an Action Hero whose Non-Action Big Bad adversary acted as his friend. Casey, on the other hand, is a teenage girl who is covered in scars, is a social outcast who has spent years being sexually abused by her Creepy Uncle, and is a Guile Heroine facing a physically powerful enemy with a mental disorder, and survives by trying to use it against him.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her father died of a heart attack when she was very young.
  • Final Girl: She becomes this after Claire, Marcia, and Dr. Fletcher are killed by the Beast.
  • Missing Mom: Casey's mom is never mentioned. Since her uncle is her guardian, her mom is most likely dead or unable to care for her for reasons that could include anything from illness to abandonment.
  • Shrinking Violet: She is even highlighted as a case of Loners Are Freaks.
  • The Smart Girl: Out of the three girls, she's the savviest on how to behave with Kevin and his personalities to have a chance to survive.
  • The Spock: She's the most calm and logical of the trio.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Played with. By Glass, she shows overt sympathy towards Kevin, is portrayed as his main friend/loved one, and summons his real personality in order to subdue the Beast. Kevin wasn't the personality who actually kidnapped her, though.
  • Zen Survivor: Was a victim of abuse by her uncle, and that unpleasant experience helps her deal with her captivity better than the two other girls.

    Claire 

Claire Benoit

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Portrayed by: Haley Lu Richardson

Appearances: Split

A young girl who is kidnapped on her birthday along with her two friends Casey and Marcia by "Dennis," one of Kevin's personalities.


  • A Birthday, Not a Break: She is kidnapped on her birthday.
  • Determinator: Of all the girls, she's the one who fights the hardest to stay alive on a physical level.
  • Hot-Blooded: Not initially, but in her attempts to escape she becomes increasingly aggressive and loud.
  • I Know Kung-Fu: Mocked. Her suggesting this is pointed out as utterly pointless by Casey, as Dennis is still far stronger than her.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Comes across this way. While popular, airheaded, and somewhat rude, she's not cruel, and invites Casey to her birthday because it wouldn't have been fair to leave her out of a party that included her whole class.
  • The McCoy: She's the most emotional of the group.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: She spends the whole movie fighting to escape and is ultimately killed and eaten by the Beast just before Casey can reach her.

    Marcia 

Marcia

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Portrayed by: Jessica Sula

Appearances: Split

Claire's best friend who is kidnapped alongside her and Casey by "Dennis", one of Kevin's personalities.


  • Asian Airhead: Her actress has Chinese ancestry (as well as black) and she doesn't come across as very bright.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: Urinates on herself while Dennis is taking her away, using his OCD against him.
  • Butt-Monkey: In a film where nothing goes right for people, Marcia is most likely to be humiliated or just have something blow up on her.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: She gets barefoot once they are locked up and remains that way for most of the film, even although Claire keeps her comparatively higher heeled shoes on.
  • Flat Character: She's not very fleshed out, compared to Casey and Claire.
  • Killed Offscreen: Killed by the Beast during the finale of the film, just before Casey can save her and Claire.
  • The Kirk: She's not as emotional as Claire but not as calm as Casey. Ironically, this makes her the most useless of the trio because she can't commit to a tactic.
  • The Load: Of the three, Marcia is remarkably useless, to the point where her escape attempt is so futile that Patricia catches her on her own.
  • Twofer Token Minority: Half-black/Half-asian and the only person of (any) color in the film.
  • Negated Moment of Awesome: She begins using a coat hanger to escape the room she's locked in. Then the Beast gets her.
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    Dr. Fletcher 

Dr. Karen Fletcher

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Portrayed By: Betty Buckley

Appearances: Split

A psychologist who attempts to help Kevin with his DID, and believes that said disorder can, in extreme cases, cause physiological changes.


  • Alone with the Psycho: She eventually finds herself at the mercy of the Beast, who kills her.
  • Cassandra Truth: She firmly believes that extreme split personalities disorders can also trigger radical biochemical and physical changes in the body of people like Kevin, which is ludicrous from a scientific standpoint. The Beast proves her right, in horrific fashion.
  • Cool Old Lady: She is very patient with Kevin while treating him, and gives conferences on Skype.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: The Beast crushes her backbone with his bare hands.
  • Oh, Crap!: Her reaction upon discovering the Beast is indeed Kevin's 24th split personality, and a potentially homicidal and violent one at that.

    John 

John Cooke

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Portrayed By: Brad William Henke

Appearances: Split

Casey Cooke's creepy uncle.


  • Creepy Uncle: Through Casey's childhood flashbacks, it's revealed that he is actually a real sick piece of work. The "games which he played" with Casey wherein "they pretended to be animals" are heavily implied to be something much nastier, especially when he asked her to take her clothes off as "animals don't wear clothes". The obvious abuse only got worse when Casey's father died and her uncle became her guardian, a thing that eventually led to multiple scars on her body and/or Casey's Self-Harm which is common on abused children.
  • Karma Houdini: Casey came close to shooting him as a child, but was unable to go through with it. Then her father died, and she ended up in his care. He essentially got off scot-free with everything he did to her.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: As revealed in Glass, he's now serving time in prison. Casey eventually had him arrested and put on trial less than three weeks after the end of the ordeal Kevin Wendell Crumb put her through.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: He somehow comes across as more reprehensible than the Beast, who is a literal cannibalistic monster.
  • A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: John presents himself as a loving brother and uncle due to his chummy manner and sense of humor. In reality he's a predatory animal.

    Mr. Cooke 

Mr. Cooke

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Portrayed By: Sebastian Arcelus

Appearances: Split

Casey Cooke's father.


    Penelope Crumb 
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Portrayed By: Rosemary Howard

Appearances: Split | Glass

"KEVIN WENDELL CRUMB, YOU'VE MADE A MESS! GET OUT HERE!"

  • Abusive Parents: She threatened Kevin to death. In Glass, she appears in a flashback, seemingly threatening Kevin with a hot clothes iron.
  • Predecessor Villain: Her abuse created Kevin's split personalities.

    Diner Patron - SPOILER 

David Dunn

See his sheet on the Unbreakable page.

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