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As A Whole

  • A Lighter Shade of Gray: While they are responsible for large amounts of collateral damage in their fights with terrorists, during the climax, they're the only ones who fight against Kim Jong Il, unlike the F.A.G., which serves as pawns in his plan to wreak havoc on the world.
  • Destructive Savior: To put things into perspective, the Eiffel Tower, Arch de Triomph, the Louvre, and Paris in general was collateral damage in the process of stopping three Islamic terrorists.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Because of the above Destructive Savior tendencies, pretty much most of the world despises them.
  • Too Dumb to Live/Not So Different: Team America was rightfully criticized for its own lack of collateral damage in their own goals to save the world and also shown to be ignorant towards concerns by other countries; however, the major critic happened to be Film Actor's Guild who also failed to see their own flaws that included allying with North Korea out of naivete arrogance that they should be the one leading the world peace despite their own "expertise" being based on their bias and minuscule knowledge about reality.


Played by: Daran Norris

  • Big Good: While Team America isn't entirely "heroic," he's head of the main protagonist organization.
  • Cool Old Guy: Is an old man in charge of a paramilitary group.
  • Disney Death: Has one halfway through the movie when Team America HQ gets blown up but survives and comes back to lead Team America in the finale.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He's willing to blow up Team America's vehicles in a last resort to take out Kim Jong Il, even if it means killing the rest of the team in the process.
  • Old Master: After Gary earns back his trust, he helps him prepare to free the rest of Team America in North Korea by giving him training to make him an action hero like them.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He lays into Gary for his 10-Minute Retirement, blaming him for the team getting captured and saying he can no longer trust Gary. It takes Gary performing oral sex on him to get Spottswoode to forgive him and offer him a second chance.


Played by: Matt Stone
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy
  • Cut His Heart Out with a Spoon: Threatens to do something like this twice to Gary:
    Chris: Let's get one thing straight, actor. I don't trust you. And if you betray us, I'll rip your fucking balls off and stuff them up your ass so that the next time you shit, you'll shit all over your balls, got it?
    Chris: I'll drill two holes through your dick so that when you pee it shoots out in all different directions.
  • Dislikes the New Guy: He makes no secret of his contempt for Gary when they first meet.
    "This is Carson's replacement? A fuckin' actor?"
  • Freudian Excuse: He hates actors because he was raped by the actors from Cats.
  • If We Get Through This...: He promises to buy Gary a beer if they manage to thwart Kim Jong Il's plan.
  • Jerkass to One: He's only hostile to Gary, since he hates actors.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although he's initially distrustful towards Gary, he later apologizes towards him for his bad behavior and when the latter gets nervous having to upstage Alec Baldwin, he is the one who persuades him to do it by telling that Gary's the finest actor he's ever seen.
  • Never My Fault: When Team America's jeep is chasing the terrorists' jeep, the latter of which Gary is riding, Gary tries signaling for the others, as he'd been instructed, but Joe and Chris misinterpret this and open fire. Gary only survives because Lisa saves him, and after the mission, Chris threatens to "drill two holes through (Gary's) dick" if he does it aain.
  • Overly Narrow Superlative: He's the best martial artist that Detroit has to offer.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: "Suprise, cockfags!"
    • He says "I'm a smoker." to Tim Robbins before he uses his cigarette to kill him.


Played by: Trey Parker
  • Vocal Dissonance: Is portrayed as an all-American manly man, but has a dainty and feminine voice.


Played by: Kristen Miller


Played by: Masasa Moyo


Played by: Trey Parker


Played by: Phil Hendrie

  • Machine Monotone: In a variaton on the trope, it speaks with a voice that has been likened to a teenage stoner.

Gary Johnston

Played by: Trey Parker

  • Charm Person: At one point his acting skills are played as a parody of the Jedi Mind Trick.
  • My Greatest Failure: Causing his older brother's death. He uses the tragic memory of the incident as a way of helping him act out sad scenes in stage musicals.
  • Nice Guy: He's one of the kindest and most compassionate members of the cast.
  • Non-Action Guy: He's an actor with no special combat training who gets recruited into a special ops unit. Later on he gets a Training Montage which upgrades his skills.
  • Only Sane Man: Eventually, he managed to be this as he actually bother to control the excessive nature of Team America's conduct while realizing Film Actors Guild's misguided pacifism.
  • Survivor Guilt: Blames himself for the death of his brother, Tommy, who died trying to save him from gorillas.
  • There Are Two Kinds of People in the World: He uses this during his speech to help the world leaders realize that Kim Jong Il is a terrorist:
    Gary Johnston: We're dicks! We're reckless, arrogant, stupid dicks. And the Film Actors Guild are pussies. And Kim Jong Il is an asshole. Pussies don't like dicks, because pussies get fucked by dicks. But dicks also fuck assholes. Assholes who just want to shit on everything. Pussies may think they can deal with assholes their way. But the only thing that can fuck an asshole is a dick with some balls. The problem with dicks is that sometimes they fuck too much or fuck when it isn't appropriate. And it takes a pussy to show them that. But sometimes, pussies get so full of shit that they become assholes themselves. Because pussies are only an inch and a half away from assholes. I don't know much in this crazy, crazy world, but I do know that if you don't let us fuck this asshole, we're going to have our dicks and pussies all covered in shit!
  • Took a Level in Badass: Via a Training Montage, Gary turns from humble actor to Guns Akimbo wielding Action Hero.


As a whole

  • Bourgeois Bohemian: The Film Actor's Guild are all rich, successful celebrities who believe they're political experts, but are so blinded by their bias against Team America and the right-wing that they'd team up with Kim Jong Il.
  • Hypocrite: Despite being anti-war/anti-violence, the members of FAG are eager to take up arms and attack Team America on sight.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: They're convinced that they are experts on global politics, but are really just Stupid Good actors with giant egos.
  • Too Dumb to Live/Not So Different: Like Team America's flaw, Film Actor's Guild tend to fall in false-dichotomy of their own bias towards world peace that they ally with North Korea without realization of their own ignorance on international politics.
  • Straw Character: A bunch of real life celebrities with left-wing ideas turned into dimwitted villains.

Kim Jong Il

Played by: Trey Parker

  • Bad Boss: He kills his translator in the beginning of the movie and at the climax, guns down Alec Baldwin and blows his head to pieces.
  • Berserk Button: He has a song about being so "ronery," and later, Lisa says that his cynical outlook must make him a very "lonely" person. He goes into a Tranquil Fury and orders her brought to the ceremony.
  • Big Bad: He was the one who was financing the various terror organizations around the world in order to launch a simultaneous attack that would reduce every nation of the world to third-world status.
  • Breakout Villain: Considered to be the most iconic character of the film.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Drops one of these after dropping Hans Blix into a shark tank.
    Kim Jong-Il: There you go, Hans Blix! How do you like that, you fucking cocksucker?! Do you have any idea how fucking busy I am, Hans Blix?! Well fuck you! You want an inspection?! Well inspect that, you butt-fucking piece of shit!
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He's a bespectacled homicidal maniac.
  • Hobbes Was Right: His plan is to create a terrorist attack so big that it destroys all societal structures and makes the whole world as bad as North Korea. He’s proven wrong at the end.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He's killed by getting impaled on the German Kaiser's Picklehaube.
  • Japanese Ranguage: While Kim is Korean, is "I'm so Ronery" song follows this trope.
  • The Man Behind the Man: The Chechen terrorist meeting Gary breaks up early in the movie only ends up being a small piece of what's really at stake, which hits home when an attack against the Panama Canal in retaliation for the Cairo incident happens. However Kim, despite being the one who provided them the weapons to use, is actually displeased because their use in Panama wasn't part of his plan.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Expressing his distaste for Team America allows him to play the Film Actors Guild like a fiddle.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He flies into a rage and kills Alec Baldwin after Gary's "dicks, pussies and assholes" speech turns the world leaders against him.
  • You Have Failed Me: He does this to Alec Baldwin when the latter fails to keep the world leaders distracted.


  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: Parodied; everyone's speech is vaguely Arabic-sounding gibberish. "Durka Durka, Muhammed Jihad."
  • Qurac: They never visit there (just the airspace around it) but this is very obviously what it's supposed to be.

Alec Baldwin

Played by: Maurice Lamarche

  • Smug Snake: He's rather full of himself when putting down Team America. When Gary out-acts him , he's reduced to a gibbering mess.

Samuel L. Jackson

Played by: Fred Tatasciore

Matt Damon

Played by: Trey Parker

Ethan Hawke

Played by: Matt Stone

Sean Penn

Played by: Trey Parker

Helen Hunt

Played by: Trey Parker

Danny Glover

Played by: Matt Stone

Martin Sheen

Susan Sarandon

Played by: Trey Parker

Tim Robbins

Played by: Trey Parker

  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He wears glasses and he's one of the bad guys.
  • Man on Fire: He's burned to death.
  • Shaped Like Itself:
    "Let me explain to you how this works. You see, the corporations finance Team America. And then Team America goes out, and the corporations sit there in their... In their corporation buildings, and, and, and see that, they're all corporationy, and they make money. Mhm."

Janeane Garofolo

  • Boom, Headshot!: Sarah shoots her in the face during the final shootout.
  • Why Won't You Die?: Screams words to this effect while shooting it out with Team America.
    Janeane Garofolo: Fucking die!

George Clooney

Played by: Matt Stone

  • Ludicrous Gibs: Gets reduced to this along with Liv Tyler by a grenade thrown by Chris.



Michael Moore

Played by: Trey Parker

  • Expy: To the South Park version of Rob Reiner, being a Fat Bastard who demands entire organisations be shut down or destroyed while binge eating. A deleted scene even has him tell a random passer-by to slander Team America.
  • Fat Bastard: Easily the largest character in the film, and Word of God said it was hard creating an obese puppet.

Hans Blix

Played by: Trey Parker

  • Fed to the Beast: Kim Jong Il drops him in a shark tank.
  • Strongly Worded Letter: He threatens Jim with one of these if he's not allowed to inspect North Korea for weapons of mass destruction.
    Hans: I'm sorry, but I must be firm with you. Let me see your whole palace or else!
    Kim Jong-il: Or erse what?
    Hans: Or else, we will be very, very angry with you... And we will write you a letter, telling you how angry we are!
  • Too Dumb to Live: Allows himself to be directed to stand over an obvious trapdoor by Kim.
    • He also refers to Kin Jong-il as "Mr. Il", not realizing that Il is not his surname, but a part of his first name, Jong-il (in Asia, they say their surnames first before their first names, unlike the west).


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