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Played by: Iko Uwais
- Action Dad: Insanely fast, strong, and capable of taking a beating before tearing his opponent to shreds. His wife is heavily pregnant in movie 1, and in movie 2 he has a young son, though the boy is never put into any danger.
- Armor Is Useless: Though he ditches his body armor half-way through movie one, it actually does protect him during the fight with the Machete gang. One member lands a blow on him which cuts the armor, but Rama is unharmed.
- Bald of Awesome: In Berandal.
- Combat Pragmatist: If he isn't beating you to death with his fists, he's either throwing things, kicking, breaking, stabbing, slamming, headbutting, and slicing you with your own knife.
- One-Man Army: Rama can take down the entire gang if he has to. In the second film, the titular Raid is performed by himself against an entire gang.
- It's Personal: At first, Rama didn't want anything to do with the Yakuza and druglords in the second movie, until Bejo killed his brother.
- Lightning Bruiser: You'd be hard pressed to find anyone who is faster, stronger and out and out more Badass than Rama.
- Except Mad Dog.
- The Stoic: Rama can emote when he needs to, but he keeps up a stone faced calmness through much of his appearances.
- Took a Level in Badass: Not to say he wasn't an excellent fighter before, but in the sequel he level grinds in badassery when he's in prison.
Played by: Joe Taslim
- A Father to His Men: Jaka's incredibly protective of the men under his command. When Rama opens up an escape way under the floorboards, Jaka insists on going first to see if it's safe. Even after they've been outgunned and routed, he insists on finding Bowo and Rama before they leave.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Jaka's the officer in charge with a ton of experience under his belt, so he can hold his own in a fight. He even manages to hold on the longest against Mad Dog in single combat.
- Combat Pragmatist: His fighting style is less flashy than other characters, using Judo throws and takedowns and keeping his strikes in low angles, and is more based on counterattacking than plodding forward.
- Jerkass with a Heart of Gold: He is harsh and short-tempered, but an efficient and moral leader.
- Large and in Charge: He is the tallest member of his team and is also the onewho gives commands.
- No Kill Like Over Kill: When struggling against a gangster, Jaka ends up slamming him against a table and unloading three point blank shots into his head.
Played by: Tegar Satrya
- An Axe to Grind: Agee might have brought the axe in, but by the time they engage the gangsters, it's in Bowo's hands. When Jaka's swarmed by a bunch of thugs, Bowo buries the axe in one of their shoulders and drags him off.
- Ear Ache: A chunk of his ear is blown off during a gunfight.
- Game-Breaking Injury: Getting shot in the stomach during the opening shoot out incapacitates him for the rest of the film.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Bowo is standoffish and easily annoyed, but he's a loyal teammate, and in his last scene he gives Rama a sincere warning to stay safe.
- Shell-Shock Silence: Him getting shot in the ear kills all sound in the scene and brings on a loud ringing noise.
- Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: A cut scene shows that Bejo's gang found him and his wife in the sequel and murdered them both.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: In the Sequel. After telling Rama to be careful, Bowo heads to the hospital and is never seen or heard from again. A deleted scene shows him being killed.
Played by: Pierre Gruno
- Badass Grandpa: He's the oldest officer participating in the Raid and while he doesn't have the martial arts skills of Rama or Dagu, and he's considerably slower, but he can still throw a punch.
- Combat Pragmatist: Makes use of dirty tactics, and uses improvised weapons to compensate for his lack of martial art skill.
- Cowboy Cop/Dirty Cop: When he reveals that the raid they're on is off the books, it calls into question what his motives are. Whether he's a lawman going to far, or a malicious corrupt cop. He's tight-lipped about the whole thing, while Jaka thinks he's the latter and Jaka is correct. Wahyu wanted to kill Tama so his own corrupt superiors would promote him.
- Dirty Coward: When the shooting starts up he's near paralyzed with fear, though when the team is cornered, he's up and shooting with the rest. He runs from Mad Dog... which is understandable, and when he Dagu and Rama are thrown into unarmed combat, Wahyu does his best even if he isn't as skilled as the other two. Killing Dagu and using Tama as a way out, however, cements him as this.
- He Knows Too Much: Twice: In the first movie it's part of the reason he's offed in addition to You Have Outlived Your Usefulness. His corrupt superiors don't need him, and he knows too much about their operation to let him life. In the sequel Bunawar has him killed because he knows Rama's alive, and Bunawar needs Rama to fake his death in order to get into the crime syndicate. Ironically he doesn't think Wahyu knows enough about the corruption to be useful, as the superiors can just shrug off the accusations.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Underneath his hesitations and cracks in his rigid facade, Wahyu's a selfish asshole willing to murder his own men in a desperate bid to save his own skin.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: With the reveal of him being a Dirty Cop, all of his take downs of gangsters end up falling under this trope. Most notably his murder of Tama
- Would Hurt a Child: When they were using stealth, and Wahyu sees a kid about to raise the alarm, he shoots him in the neck, justifying it under I Did What I Had to Do
Played by: Eka Rahmadia
- The Big Guy: While Rama's a better fighter, it seems that Dagu is stronger physically, as he's seen lifting heavy objects as well as his foes. His fighting style reflects it, as his strikes are slower but heavier and feature ample Taekwondo pivots as opposed to Rama's rapid fire.
- Everyone Has Standards: While fighting Mad Dog 3 on 1 would still probably end up with them dying, Dagu's not very happy to have been ordered to abandon Jaka in order to protect Wahyu.
- Mauve Shirt: Dagu's the nameless SWAT rookie who survived the initial purge that took out all the red shirts. After making it out he receives a bit of character, and we learn his name when they were under fire.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: Like Rama, he's a little on the short side, and like Rama he can kick all kinds of ass. Dagu's fights involve a lot of lifting of his larger opponents. When Rama wants to put move a fridge when under fire, he, Dagu and Agee push it together, until Agee is killed and Rama ends up returning fire. Dagu pushes the fridge into place all by himself.
Played by: Cok Simbara
- Big Good: He's a high ranking officer doing his best to suss out the corruption within the police force and take down the gangsters. Rama works under him in the sequel and his machinations set off the plot.
- Mean Boss: However, his management of Rama leaves much to be desired, what with him constantly micromanaging and hiding information from Rama.
Played by: Roy Marten
- Corrupt Politician: A seedy and duplicitous politician who gangsters fight over so they can have him ok their doings.
- Greater-Scope Villain: As a corrupt higher up official, the many gangs are in a mad frenzy to curry his favor. He's only mentioned by name at the end of the first film, but it's clear that the titular Raid was from his manipulations to kill Wahyu as he was a loose end. He finally appears in the second film, and part of Bejo's gambit is to get his attention so he can have such a high ranking official in his pocket. Reza makes it clear that he's happy with the war as he can gain more money and influence.
- Boom, Headshot!: His fate, courtesy of Ucok.
- Oh, Crap!: He has a beautiful one, the moment Ucok aims the shot gun at him.
The Apartment Gangsters
Played by: Ray Sahetapy
- Big Bad: Of the first movie.
- Boom Head Shot: He kills several people this way at the start of the movie. Wahyu kills him this way.
- Drop the Hammer: How he kills one hostage.
- Hell Hotel: He runs one.
- Faux Affably Evil: While Tama doesn't really have many scenes, he does come off as a mild mannered man mocking those around him who he's about to sentence to death. Even when he's ordering the death of the Swat team, he reminds all of his underlings to have fun.
- Non-Action Big Bad: Unlike his underlings, Tama has no physical prowess, he just gives the orders and watches the chaos unfold.
- Revolvers Are Just Better: Keeps one in his room.
Played by: Donny Alamsyah
- Affably Evil: He's a friendly gangster and quick to joke around
- Because I'm Good at It: This is why he became a gangster.
- Big Brother Instinct
- Combat Pragmatist: His status as a gangster would make him this by default, but he really takes the cake when he uses a piece of broken fluorescent tube to stab Mad Dog in the neck from behind.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: During his and Rama's final showdown with Mad Dog, he got punished A LOT more than Rama did. He managed to land some good and damaging hits thou.
- Face Death with Dignity: Averted. He dies shaking and begging for his life.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: Unlike Rama who trains and fights using martial arts, Andi uses brash and reckless punches or street fighting style.
- Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: After surviving the first movie, Andi's killed off in the opening scene of the sequel, because he was a threat to a rival gangster.
- The Unfavorite: He notes that his rule breaking streak pushed his father and him apart.
Played by: Yayan Ruhian
- The Berserker: When Mad Dog gets going, he's a crazy mixture of fury and fists.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: He doesn't say much, letting his fists speak for him. Thankfully, his fists speak A LOT.
- Blood Knight: The quintessential example.
- The Dragon: While he and Andi are set up as Co-Dragons at first, Mad Dog fills the role much better, being the most powerful underling under Tama and being the one to fight the heroes. It helps that Andi defects in the middle of the film.
- Dragon-in-Chief: Works for Tama, but is considerably more powerful and dangerous than him.
- The Dreaded: Played with. His reputation as a vicious and powerful fighter proceeds him, but not too many people actually know what he looks like.
- Heroes Fight Barehanded: Inverted, because he's a villain.
- Implacable Man: Mad Dog is anything if not utterly relentless. Kick him in the head, stomp on him, and he's back up again. Having a piece of fluorescent light stabbed into his throat just makes him even more energetic, and it takes breaking both of his arms and slitting his throat with said piece of light to finally kill him.
- Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: When he has Jaka at gunpoint, he disarms himself, feeling hand to hand combat is a more worthy endeavor. He even let's Rama untie and bandage Andi's wounds before allowing them to assume fighting stance and attack him. His actor states that it's because he enjoys the thrill of hand to hand combat, and the rush of killing someone with his bare hands.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's a fairly short man, shorter than Andi and Rama. He can also match both of them together.
- Smug Super: He's completely confident that he can take on larger and/or multiple opponents using only his bare hands. He isn't wrong.
- Sorting Algorithm of Evil: In the context of the first film he is the "final boss," giving the heroes the hardest fight for the climax. However, in the context of the film series it seems almost odd that one of the strongest gangsters (and Mad Dog does outclass quite a few of the criminals in the sequel) is employed by Tama, a relatively small person in the grand scheme of things. Though Bangun did value Tama's position as a negotiator between the gangs and the corrupt officials, so perhaps that allowed him to employ such a powerful minion.
- Villainous Cheekbones: Yayan Ruhian's cheekbones are pretty distinctive and help accentuate his thin figure. They're more present here than the sequel, where he grows a beard.
Machete Gang Leader
Played by: Alfridus Godfred
- Ax-Crazy: In his words:"Kalau saya muak, saya menggila" (English translation: "When I'm pissed off, I'll go apeshit")
- Elite Mooks: The Machete Gang are only 5 men strong, and they give Rama a considerably more difficult fight than the army of mooks before, and the drug cooks after.
- Jerkass: He's not the most pleasant guy to be around. He ends up insulting and threatening Gofar and his sick wife, before trashing their apartment looking for Rama and Bowo.
- Mook Lieutenant: He leads the Machete Gang, a hunting party formed to take out any surviving cops.
- Never Bring a Knife to a Fist Fight: He and his gang have a hard time hitting Rama with their machetes, and get beaten. When he drops his machete he's able to put up a better fight and can land more hits, up until he picks up the machete again, and the fight goes down hill.
- No Name Given: He's listed in the credits as "Machete Gang #1"
The Bangun Organization
Played by: Tio Pakusadewo
- Benevolent Boss: For a crime boss, Bangun takes pretty good care of the men under him, as long as they don't betray him. When Prakoso is assassinated, rather than risk the lives of more men to get revenge on his killers, he instead declare his intention to see that the man's family is taken care of.
- Pragmatic Villainy: He prefers to avoid unnecessary bloodshed, which some dismisss as weakness.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Bangun is patient and understanding in spite of being a powerful criminal warlord. He doesn't indulge in the sadistic excesses that Tama or Bejo love and when conflict arises between him and the Japanese gang, Bangun does his best to settle it non-violently.
Played by: Arifin Putra
- Ambition Is Evil: Uco's desire for more rank and responsibility in his father's organization is the crux of his arc and how Bejo finds a way to corrupt him.
- Deuteragonist: Of The Raid 2. Half of the movie's pivotal moments come with him as their instigator.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Played With. On the whole, Uco is very well aware it's his father who commands respect and he only reaps the benefits, but he wants to change that by building a name for himself. Eka accuses him of doing this in prison, throwing his weight around because he's the son of a powerful gangster while Uco argues that, with enemies everywhere, it's necessary to use his reputation to gain allies.
- Unwitting Pawn: To both Bejo and Rama. Both men spend most of the movie trying to gain his trust.
Played by: Oka Antara
- Battle Butler: He serves a concierge role to Bangun and his gang, and when the chips are on the table he's more than willing to get his hands dirty.
- Badass Driver: In one of the film's biggest action scenes, a kneecapped Eka takes on Bejo's gang with a car and a machine gun to free Rama. He does an impressive job tearing through them.
- Lawman Gone Bad: It's revealed late into the film that he was Rama's predecessor, Bunawar placed him as a spy within the gang, but abandoned him when he gave little useful intel. That's what made him decide to defect over to Bangun.
- Undying Loyalty: He believes in Bangun, and after the police abandoned him he swore loyalty to the crime lord. When Uco kills him Eka is outraged at his betrayal.
Played by: Yayan Ruhian
- Beard of Sorrow: Yayan Ruhian grew out a large scraggly beard for this role. It's not a Beard of Evil as all it serves to do is to show Prakoso as an unkempt homeless man, and further highlights his emotional scenes by showing how pitiful he looks. The beard also serves to cover up Ruhian's distinctive Villainous Cheekbones.
- Confusion Fu: While quite refined in the technical side, his fighting style is crazy and erratic and uses some degree of improvisation.
- The Dragon: Tellingly, it isn't Eka or Uco that serves this role for Bangun. It's Prakoso, the most innocuous, unassuming, and (by far) the most lethal of the bunch.
- Honorary Uncle: His interactions and Uco's conversations to his father imply that Prakoso was this to Uco.
- Improvised Weapon User: Capable of using anything that comes to hand as a weapon. As long as it's fairly solid or sharp, he can cause damage with it.
- One-Man Army: Something like two dozen of Bejo's Mooks swarm him at the nightclub, most of them armed in some way. By the time The Assassin finally takes him down outside, he's taken down all of them.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Like Mad Dog before him, Ruhian stands at 5' 4'' and is easily one of the most powerful fighters around. Though unlike Mad Dog, there's less down facing camera shots and scenes with him next to taller characters, so it's not as emphasized as it was in the first film.
- Screaming Warrior: Bellows some war cries in the club brawl.
- Tragic Villain: He was good at killing and not much else. He applies his trade as a mob assassin to help provide for his child. His wife detests him and his work and makes it clear she wants the child to grow up away from his father's bloody work.
- Undying Loyalty: To Bangun. Uco and Bejo don't even try to corrupt or turn him, because they know it would be futile.
- Worf Had the Flu: His death at the hands of The Assassin should be an example of the parent trope, but considering Prakoso had just demolished twenty or so Mooks and suffered severe injuries doing so, it probably counts as this.
- Villainous Cheekbones: Averted. Yayan Ruhian's distinctive cheekbones are covered by his beard, which take the edge off the character and give him a less threatening visage.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Uco betrays him to Bejo's assassins so he could provoke his father into declaring war with the Goto family.
The Bejo Group
Played by: Alex Abbad
- Big Bad: Of the second movie. His ambitions get the plot rolling. He was the one who initiates the gang war, turns Uco against his father, and it's his minions that make up the main threats to Rama.
- Conspicuous Gloves: Much like his Sinister Shades, Bejo always wears a pair of distinctive black gloves on his hands at all time, even when eating. In part it's to help cover his gang tattoo.
- Evil Cripple: He's got a very noticeable limp and walks with a cane.
- Faux Affably Evil: Bejo likes to put on a gentlemanly air to better underscore his malice. At the start of the film he has a brief chat about loyalty to Andi all the while politely telling him to ignore the fact that his future executioner is loading a gun. He bargains with Uco in a calm and friendly tone as Uco slits the throats of the men Bejo offered up to him.
- Knife Nut: Carries a box cutter.
- Non-Action Big Bad: Like Tama in the first film, Bejo has no real combat ability to speak of, and his threat comes entirely from his underlings. Unlike Tama, when the fighting comes to him he grabs a shotgun and starts blasting away.
- Sinister Shades: He's always wearing a very sinister set of sunglasses, even when indoors.
Played by: Cecep Arif Rahman
- Beard of Evil: He's got a scruffy goatee, not as distinctive as most examples, but it does make him slightly more imposing especially when contrasted to Prakoso's Beard of Sorrow.
- Combat Pragmatist: Like Mad Dog, The Assassin enjoys a good fight and when Rama finally faces off against him both assume fighting stances and prepare for a bout. Unlike Mad Dog, The Assassin treats his job more as a job than an excuse to fight, and when he starts losing the fist fight, he breaks out his karambits.
- The Dragon: He's Bejo's main hitman and most powerful agent. Much like Mad Dog he is the main threat to Rama.
- Knife Nut: His main weapons are Karambits, claw-like curved knives which he uses to go for people's joints.
- Never Bring a Knife to a Fist Fight: Played With. He utterly slaughters the unarmed and injured Prakoso in his first scene. However his fight with Rama plays with this. They're able to go at each other very well with their fists but in the end it's clear Rama has the upper hand. When he breaks out the Karambits the fight gets much more bloody and he wounds Rama considerably more than when he was without them, and while Rama ends up winning, he had to take one of the karambits away from him first to kill him.
Played by: Julie Estelle
- The Brute: She and her brother are this to the Bejo gang, being the top killers in his group.
- Dark Action Girl: A vicious fighter, the Hammer Girl utterly brutalizes her opponents and digs her hammer claws into them to rip skin out. The director was particularly impressed by Julie Estelle's commitment to her training and all the muscle she put on for this part.
- Drop the Hammer: Fights with a pair of claw hammers. Though she also utilizes the claws for even greater effect rather than solely relying on the blunt end.
- Handicapped Badass: Deaf and blind in one eye but also one of Bejo's top men.
- Psychotic Manchild: Gareth Evans describes her as such, being a violent child in an adult's body as a result of her upbringing. Scenes like where she's dazing off and her brother needs to pull her out and she almost forgets her hammers were meant to convey this.
- Sinister Shades: A very large pair of sunglasses worn at all times. They help heighten her unemotive and stoic appearance as well as covering up her disfigured eye.
Baseball Bat Man
Played by: Very Tri Yulisman
- Batter Up!: His character name and weapon of choice is a baseball bat. Though he's quite effective with it and fights not just with the conventional end, but also incorporates jabs with the tip and even utilizes the grip to deliver blows.
- Berserk Button: Killing his only sister would invoke his wrath.
- The Brute: While The Assassin seems to command authority in the organization, Baseball Bat Man is mostly just the hired muscle employed to kill.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Easily takes out some people by hitting baseballs with his bat.
- In the Hood: Is introduced wearing his hoodie over his head.
- Psychotic Manchild: Gareth Evans describes he and his sister as childish in their mannerisms as a result of their upbringing. He even states that when Baseball Bat Man whacks his baseball's at his enemies, he asks for the ball back partly to taunt them and also because he wants them to actually give him the balls back.
- Sword Drag: Baseball bat example.
Played by: Zack Lee
The Goto Family
Played by: Kenichi Endo
- Outside-Context Problem: They're a gang from Japan moving into Indonesian turf, and while they are thrown into the plot for dominance, Goto and his family are the least important of the gangs.
Played by: Ryuhei Matsuda
- Villain Respect: When he and the Japanese gangsters finally make it to Bejo's hideout and see the work Rama has done, Keiichi is very impressed and his final line (which is silent) may have been offering Rama a job working for them, though Rama refuses.
- Wins by Doing Absolutely Nothing: When the gang war erupts, Keiichi takes a number of gangsters to confront Bejo's gang, only to find that Rama's defeated all of them. With Bangun's gang similarly defeated, the Goto Family have won the Turf War without ever having to do anything. Keiichi for his part makes a point not to engage the one man army that is Rama and may have offered him a job at the end.
Played by: Kazuki Kitamura