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Played By: Emily Browning
Voiced By: Karla Falcón (Latin-American Spanish), Minako Kotobuki (Japanese)
- Ambiguous Situation: In relation to her relationship with Sweet Pea.
- Bare Your Midriff: All her outfits are designed this way.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She pulls a gun on her step father in the opening scenes.
- Break the Cutie: The poor girl goes through some pretty bad shit, to put it simply.
- The Chosen One: "Only you can find it".
- Dark and Troubled Past: To get a evil step father who wants to hurt her, lose a sister and a mother all within weeks of one another, and that's only the bits we see.
- Decoy Protagonist: Sweet Pea ends up as the lead at the end.
- The Determinator: Just doesn't take no for an answer.
- Dull Surprise: Considering she lost her family, her life and her sanity, this is a rare Justified Trope.
- Emotionless Girl: After the Lobotomy.
- Extraordinarily Empowered Girl: Part of the concept of this movie.
- Girlish Pigtails: How her hair is kept.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's sweet, innocent, and self sacrificing even if she is a bit crazy.
- The Hero: She's the main character of the story.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Gets herself captured so Sweet Pea can escape.
- Iconic Outfit: Her midriff baring outfits.
- I Just Want to Be Free: Her ultimate goal is to escape.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: For Blue. He saw her as just another girl to be abused.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: The most balanced fighter of the girls.
- Jeanne d'Archétype: Sweet Pea continues on their plan.
- Lady of War: Definitely even if it's a small war.
- Plucky Girl: Definitely. Nothing will keep her down.
- Messianic Archetype She is portrayed as a savior, she then endures a big sacrifice as the means of bringing that salvation about for others, this sacrifice is a fate she does not deserve up to and including death. She finds a group of devoted followers, then is being betrayed by one of these followers, and heavily persecuted by nonbelievers. She ticks most if not all of the boxes.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her midriff baring outfits certainly play into this trope.
- Non-Indicative Name: Not that much of a baby or a doll. The same is true of all the girls.
- Older Than They Look: With her name, pigtails, headbands and Sailor Fuku, she looks like she could be 16. In fact, she is 20.
- One-Man Army: She's able to take down many mooks all on her own.
- Shattered Sanity: In the first montage.
- Sword and Gun: She wields a beautifully crafted katana in tandem with an equally pimped-out Colt M1911 as her weapons of choice. The castle assault fantasy is the only instance that shows her using another gun (an HK MP7).
Played By: Abbie Cornish
Voiced By: Carla Castañeda (Latin-American Spanish), Yuko Kaida (Japanese)
- Action Girl: One of a cast of them.
- Amazonian Beauty: Compared to the other girls, she is notably taller and more ripped.
- Ambiguous Situation: In regards to Babydoll and the Real Narrator.
- Author Avatar: Says all Zack wants to say and LIVES!
- Big Sister Instinct: Would die for her.
- Chainmail Bikini: Her fantasy mission outfit.
- Contralto of Danger: Her voice is noticeably deeper and huskier than the other girls.
- Cool Big Sis: To Rocket.
- The Cynic: She has a pretty dim view of their chances of escaping.
- Dark and Troubled Past: We know a little bit what went on.
- Deadpan Snarker: She's quite sarcastic. It's basically the only way she can cope with her situation.
- Death Wail: When Rocket dies in her arms.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Intially towards Baby Doll.
- Extraordinarily Empowered Girl: Takes her awhile to settle into it.
- In the Hood: Wears a hood during some of the action sequences.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: When we first meet her, she seems to be like a prima donna and is not very nice to Baby Doll. However, she does care about the girls and warms up to Baby Doll at the end.
- Knight Templar Big Brother: Which is appropriate given her costume.
- The Lancer: To Baby Doll.
- Ms. Fanservice
- Multiform Balance: She's a Mighty Glacier in melee, but a Lightning Bruiser in guns.
- Narrator All Along: She's the woman narrating at the prologue and in the end.
- Non-Indicative Name: Not that sweet initially.
- Refusal of the Call: She doesn't want to risk escaping.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Rocket who is noticeably more friendly and optimistic.
- Statuesque Stunner: The tallest of the girls. Her actress stands 5'8.
- Team Mom: Of the imprisoned girls.
Played By: Jena Malone
Voiced By: Christine Byrd (Latin-American Spanish), Haruka Tomatsu (Japanese)
- Action Girl: She can hold her own in combat.
- Attempted Rape: The cook was trying to rape her when Babydoll intervened.
- Boyish Short Hair: Averted. She has the shortest hair of the group but she's still overtly feminine.
- * The Chick
- Dark and Troubled Past: We know a little bit what went on.
- Extraordinarily Empowered Girl: Is defined by her "outspoken" ness.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She is the first to befriend Babydoll and is the kindest of all the girls.
- Heroic Sacrifice: How she died in the last fantasy mission.
- Ms. Fanservice: Just like the rest of the girls.
- Multiform Balance: She's a Fragile Speedster in melee, but a Glass Cannon in guns.
- Nice Girl: She's the friendliest and most pleasant to Baby Doll.
- Not Quite Dead: According to Word of God, she, Amber and Blondie didn't die in reality.
- Plucky Girl: The most positive of the bunch.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: with Sweet Pea who is considerably colder and more cynical.
- Taking the Bullet: For Sweet Pea in the cabaret world.
Played By: Vanessa Hudgens
Voiced By: Leyla Rangel (Latin-American Spanish), Aki Toyosaki (Japanese)
- Action Girl: Even in a cast of them, she still stands out due to being the most aggressive.
- Ambiguously Brown: Her background is never stated. Her actress Vanessa Hudgens has mixed Irish, Native American and Fillipino ancestry. Fittingly in the "Love is a Drug" sequence, she performs in a Bedlah Babe outfit (associated with the Middle East) - suggesting she's viewed this way in-universe too.
- BFG: She always lugs the largest, heaviest guns onto the battlefield, starting with a squad support weapon and escalating from there. Her actress' size only makes them look even bigger in her hands.
- The Big Girl: She's the most aggressive and efficient in combat. Ironically she's the shortest of the girls.
- Blood Knight: The most battle-hungry of all the girls.
- Curse Cut Short: When shooting the dragon, "take that you ugly mother—"
- Dark and Troubled Past: We never find out why she got put in the asylum in the first place.
- Death Equals Redemption: Was able to apologize before dying.
- Goggles Do Nothing: Has one in her fantasy mission outfit.
- Ms. Fanservice: Noticing a trend yet?
- Multiform Balance: She's a Lightning Bruiser in melee, but a Mighty Glacier in guns.
- My God, What Have I Done?: She feels guilty instantly for betraying the girls, apologising to them and screaming in horror when Amber is killed.
- Non-Indicative Name: She's a brunette.
- Not Quite Dead: According to Word of God, she, Rocket and Amber didn't die in reality.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She's played by the 5'1 Vanessa Hudgens.
- Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: In the cabaret world Blue shoots her for revealing the escape plan and betraying the other girls. "Snitches get stitches" as he puts it.
- Sixth Ranger Traitor: Albeit a reluctant one.
- Small Girl, Big Gun: In the extended version of the World War I sequence, she singlehandedly wipes out all the mooks in No Man's Land with a huge machine gun.
- Too Many Belts: In her fantasy mission outfit.
- Took a Level in Kindness: She's cynical and won't trust anyone at the start, but she quickly warms to Baby Doll and wants to help her once she hears of the plan. She offers vital information about Blue's key, confirming it'll help them escape.
Played By: Jamie Chung
Voiced By: Mireya Mendoza (Latin-American Spanish), Ayahi Takagaki (Japanese)
- Ace Pilot: She gets to drive several cool planes in the fantasy sequences.
- Action Girl: To a lesser extent, since she's usually a pilot. But in the extended cut, she does get to shoot a couple of soldiers in the WWI world.
- Aerith and Bob: Amber is a pretty average name alongside the likes of Sweet Pea and Baby Doll.
- Big Damn Heroes: In the WWI fantasy sequence, she drops her mecha on top of a bunch of soldiers to rescue Baby Doll.
- Boom, Headshot!: How Blue killed her.
- Extraordinarily Empowered Girl: Part of the crew who does the whole "plan".
- French Maid Outfit: She wears one as her costume during the "Love Is A Drug" sequence.
- Plucky Girl: Is one of the first to accept the plan.
- Ms. Fanservice: In addition to wearing the same style of outfits as the rest of the girls, she also wears a revealing french maid outfit at one point.
- Nice Girl: Along with Rocket, she's the nicest of the girls. She wants to be friendly with Baby Doll when she arrives, is among the first to agree to the plan and can be seen sympathising with Rocket when she talks about getting assaulted by the cook.
- Not Quite Dead: According to Word of God, she, Rocket and Blondie didn't die in reality.
- Oral Fixation: In the fantasy scenes, she can be seen sucking on a lollipop.
- Sacrificial Lion: Her death at Blue's hands is used to deliver a Gut Punch.
- Satellite Character: Among the girls, she's the least developed.
- The Smart Girl: She's the non-action girl of the group and flies the plane. Her shy, timid demeanor is also typical for this role.
- Squishy Wizard: She's practically the weakest combatant outside her machines.
- Token Minority: As an Asian woman, she's the only fully non-white member of the team (Vanessa Hudgens is mixed race).
- Took a Level in Badass: Outside the fantasy sequences, Amber takes initiative to save the girls twice - successfully robbing the Mayor's lighter and keeping her head when Rocket is stabbed, stealing the knife that they need.
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Madame Vera Gorski / Dr Vera Gorski
Played By: Carla Gugino
- As Long as It Sounds Foreign: She is apparently Polish, yet speaks in a very heavy Russian accent.
- Graceful Ladies Like Purple: All her clothes, both in the real and cabaret worlds, are violet.
- Hospital Hottie: Its Carla Gugino.
- Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: Baby Doll initially views her as an aloof advisor who is powerless to help them against Blue. It turns out that she's a kind, caring psychiatrist who wants to help the girls recover.
Played By: Oscar Isaac
- Attempted Rape: In both forms. In the brothel world, he decided to make Baby Doll his instead of giving her away. In the real world, he tries to have his way with her after she was lobotomized.
- Big Bad: He's the main threat of the film.
- Control Freak: He's obsessed with feeling powerful and in charge.
- Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments such as his negotiation with Baby Doll's step father.
- Dirty Coward: He's pretty full of himself when harassing girls under his control. It disappears the instant he's faced with an actual threat.
- Doesn't Like Guns: Then again, this was just after shooting somebody in the face, so who knows.
- Faux Affably Evil: In his brothel form, it's almost like he wants to get caught.
- Good Hair, Evil Hair: Check the creepy-ass pencil mustache. He's a bonafide creeper.
- Hero Killer: Kills Amber and Blondie in the cabaret world.
- Orderlies Are Creeps: More evident when he attempts to rape Baby Doll after she was lobotomized. He even claimed that he looked after the girls as he was being dragged away by the police.
- Psychopathic Manchild: He's more schizophrenic and insane than most of the inmates!
- Refuge in Audacity: Towards the end of the brothel part yes.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: In his brothel form.
- Smug Snake: Imagines himself to be a powerful and charming man rather than the oily, smarmy coward he truly is.
- Slimeball: Both in fantasy and the real world. The pencil thin mustache really sells it.
- Would Hit a Girl: More evident in the cabaret world.
The Doctor / The High Roller
Played By: Jon Hamm
- Anti-Villain: All in all, he's not an evil person. In his real form, he admits taking brains out of young ladies is slightly wrong and then in the directors cut wants to know a person for themselves and give them total freedom for once in their lives. In the dream world, he's a gentleman who wants to give Baby Doll a mutually pleasurable experience.
- The Charmer: In his brothel form. Comes with being played by Jon Hamm.
- Chivalrous Pervert: In his brothel form. He wanted Baby Doll for himself, but he wasn't going to force himself onto her if she wasn't willing. This is a parallel with the real doctor on how he wants to do his job, but he doesn't want to force the lobotomy on her.
- The Dreaded: Given what he does, the girls are naturally frightened of him even if he is personally not malicious.
- Hospital Hottie: He's a Doctor and played by the very handsome Jon Hamm.
- Intimate Open Shirt: When he and Baby Doll are about to make love.
- Nice Guy: In the brothel, he's a charming and friendly man who shows Baby Doll some much needed kindness.
- Punch-Clock Villain: His job is to lobotomize people but he's a professional who simply goes where's ordered.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: In his brothel form.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: He's a doctor who wears thick black-rimmed glasses.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: It's Jon Hamm who is basically this trope incarnate.
The Wise Man / The General / The Bus Driver
Played By: Scott Glenn
- Cool Old Guy: Of the mentor variety. He fights alongside the girls despite his age.
- Cool Shades: Dons a pair at the end of his briefing in the fourth fantasy world.
- Catch Phrase: And one more thing
The Stepfather / The Priest
Played By: Gerald Plunkett
- Abusive Parent: It's strongly implied he was sexually abusing Babydoll's sister, and maybe Babydoll.
- Bald of Evil: He's bald and an absolute bastard.
- Hate Sink: While Blue is the main villain, he's too entertaining to truly hate. But this guy is just an utter scumbag through and through.
- Karma Houdini: He's never seen being brought to justice on screen, but as the police are dragging Blue off at the end it's implied Blue will name him as an accomplice.
- No Name Given: Only ever known as the Stepfather or the Priest.
- Sinister Minister: In his dream form.
- Wicked Stepmother: Wicked Stepfather