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Main Characters

Scott Pilgrim

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Hero of the story. Scott is an air-headed unemployed slacker (additionally, the bassist of a band called Sex Bob-Omb). He's kind of a dick sometimes, but is mostly a decent guy. Most of the other characters either tolerate him as a person or are actively trying to kill him. He falls in love with Ramona Flowers, but in order to win her heart he has to defeat her seven evil exes.


  • Achilles in His Tent: For the first part of volume 6. Luckily, he Took a Level In Badass.
  • Adorkable
  • Amnesiac Dissonance: Whatever his current faults, Scott's at least less capable of genuine cruelty than he was before his memories were altered.
    • Debatable. He seems to have been deliberately repressing bad memories for most of his life even prior to Gideon's memory alteration. Being unable to remember/accept how badly his selfishness and immaturity had hurt the people around him may have made him a worse, or at the very least more insensitive person.
  • Anti-Hero: Type III
  • Bastard Boyfriend: Scott may have been more of this than he previously thought, due to Gideon tampering with his memories. Especially in the case of Kim, when he beat up her current meek Asian boyfriend in order to go out with her. And when he broke up with her because he was moving to Toronto, he didn't even have the guts to tell her himself. She had to hear it second-hand. Also broke up with Envy over an argument he had caused.
  • Chekhov's Skill: In book 2 it's shown that Scott is an exceedingly good cook. When he gets a job at a restaurant in book four he's relegated to a dishwasher.
    • Played straight at the end of Volume 6. Scott Pilgrim, greatest prep chef in the world. And he still botches the order.

  Stephen Stills: Whatever, they ordered at 10:55. They're getting a salad.

 Scott: Mr. Lee? You're needed back on set.

  • Level Up At Intimacy 5
  • Magikarp Power: The reason Scott didn't have a Skateboard Proficiency? He has a Sword Proficiency instead. Convenient when one actually shows up.
  • Man Child: Played for laughs at first...
  • A Man Is Not a Virgin: For a teen novel, Scott has had a fair share of girlfriends whom he's slept with (Kim in high school, Envy in college, and Ramona in issue 5).
    • Averted in the movie. After every night he and Ramona spend together, it is made clear that they didn't get it on, and nothing else is mentioned of his habits one way or another. This is only really notable in contrast to the novel.
  • Never Gets Drunk: To the point where it's a big deal whenever he does decide to drink.
  • Never My Fault: A big part of his Character Development is learning to accept responsibility for his own failings.
  • Nice Guy: Subverted. He's actually a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • NEET: For most of the comic, he doesn't appear to have a job, even to attempt to find a job, and he's definitely not in college.
  • Nobody Loves the Bassist: Which is why he got stuck with the role -- no-one else wanted it.
  • Not So Different: Scott realizing he shares a lot of the petty qualities (such as infidelity) that Ramona's evilly petty exes had. Comes to a head in volume six when he finally fights Gideon. Scott thankfully comes to realize he doesn't like it.

 Scott: Gideon...I think I understand you, man....And now I have to kill you.

 Scott: Are you okay now?

Envy: Am I...? You just headbutted my best friend so hard he burst, Scott.

    • Scott gets another one with Envy in Volume 6. Becomes more apparent and embarrassing when he breaks it down in front of a thousand quiet fans staring at Envy in awe.

 Scott: Envy Adams? Partying with mere mortals?

Envy: *glare*

Scott: Why don't you go back to... to... Montrealhalla.

  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: "What? Is that like a moral high ground or something?"
  • Write Who You Know: Bryan Lee O'Malley was dating an American woman (cartoonist/comic book creator Hope Larson, now his wife) and in a garage band when he started the series.

Ramona Flowers

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The heroine of the story. An American who recently moved to Canada. A series of chance encounters leads to Scott asking her out on a date. She has a mysterious past which is slowly uncovered over the course of the series. She dated and dumped six guys (and one girl) and not only did they all turn evil, but they formed a league together and now control her love life by fighting and killing off any potential suitor she starts dating.


  • Action Girlfriend
  • Bag of Holding: Ramona's purse, elaborately Lampshading the fact that it contains a hammer (+ 2 against girls), a titanium baseball bat (+ 1 against blondes), and even Scott himself. "Capacity: unknown."
    • And now, it has been revealed to basically hold Ramona's soul, as well as a giant Gideon Graves, which Scott Pilgrim battles.
  • Birds of a Feather: Near the end of volume 6, it's revealed that Ramona spent her time away from Scott pretty much the exact same way he did - by moping, slacking, and sleeping all day. Scott's friends declare them a perfect couple.
    • She also has many of the same flaws as Scott, tending to overlook her own mistakes and blaming her failed love life on others.
  • Bi the Way: With Roxanne, and is rather more interested in Kim Pine than everybody else.
  • Captain Ersatz: of Haruko. The resemblance is uncanny...
  • Combat Medic: In the game, she's the only one who can heal all players at once by summoning Knives. Kim can heal, but she can only heal herself.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Drop the Hammer / Batter Up: Her choice of weapons
  • Femme Fatale: Parodied.
  • Genki Girl: You might think she is one just looking how she runs and her victory pose when you beat an ex.
  • Girl of My Dreams: Also parodied.
  • Hotblooded Sideburns
  • Hypocrite: Lampshaded a few times. She regularly gets angry at Scott for minor transgressions while she has either done or is doing worse. For example, she's a bit miffed at Scott for spending a platonic evening with Lisa, even though that same evening Ramona was hanging out (and making out a little) with one of her exes. She's angry when Scott goes inside her head, even though she regularly has fun teasing him when she goes inside his head. And she freaks out about Scott dating her before breaking things off with Knives, even though she cheated on all or nearly all of her exes.
  • Important Haircut: Inverted. If Ramona decides to grow her hair out, there's something going on.
  • Kuudere
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Parodied, but also deconstructed.
  • Mysterious Past
  • Phlebotinum Rebel: Her teleportation powers come from Gideon experimenting "the glow" on her, something that traps someone in the emotions of their head. She found a way to travel out of her head and through other people's.
  • Portal Network: Convenient for an Amazon.ca employee.
  • Rollerblade Good: Her preferred method of transportation.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: Ramona and Roxanne, in the past. "You had a SEXY PHASE?!"
  • Stocking Filler: In subspace.
  • Tomboyish Sidetails
  • Took a Level In Jerkass: In Volume 4.
  • Traumatic Haircut: Before leaving Scott at the end of volume 5.
  • Vague Age: At first. It's 24.
  • Visual Pun: Her Bag of Holding. At the end of volume 6, Gideon destroys it and all her baggage spills all over the floor. She decides not to bother picking it up.
  • We Named the Monkey "Jack": Ramona's cat is named Gideon.
    • A fact that shocks even Gideon.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: And red, and green, and purple...

Kimberly "Kim" Pine

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Drummer of the band Sex Bob-omb. An ex-girlfriend of Scott's, and his close friend since their high school days. She is usually the lone voice of reason in all the madness going around her. Since said voice of reason usually gets ignored, it doesn't matter all that much.

Years before Scott Pilgrim was created, Bryan Lee O'Malley used the name "Kim Pine" for a very different (or at least much less defined) character in his short-lived comic strip "Style".


Stephen Stills

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Lead vocalist/guitarist and "the talent" of Sex Bob-Omb, and another close friend of Scott's going back to their college days. He works as a cook at a stir-fry restaurant and is Julie Powers' on-again-off-again-off forever because he's actually gay boyfriend.


Wallace Wells

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Scott's cool gay roommate. Very snarky and blunt, but usually has Scott's best interests at heart. He serves as Mission Control (or something close to it) for Scott's fight against the League of Evil Exes. Bryan Lee O'Malley claims that Wallace is based on a former real-life roommate of his.


Knives Chau

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A 17-year-old-girl who Scott dated on a whim at the start of the series to ease his loneliness. She becomes obsessed with him and assimilates herself into his circle of friends. She ends up sticking around, even after Scott breaks up with her to date Ramona. Oh yeah, and she's a ninja and so is her father.


 (Whatever that means.)

(Young) Neil Nordegraf

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Stephen Stills' roommate and Sex Bob-omb's #1 (and only) fan/roadie. He's very quiet and is mostly an observer/commentator on the events of the story. After Scott dumps her, Knives briefly dates Neil because he looks similar to Scott, but they later break up.


  • Alliterative Name: His full name is Neil Nordegraf.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: In the movie, mainly.
  • Demoted to Extra: Slowly begins to fall into the background with each volume, though he regains a bit of prominence when Scott finally takes the "Young" out of his name.
    • Mauve Shirt: Arguably he's at least as prominent as anyone else connected to Sex Bob-bomb in the film.
  • The Generic Guy
  • My Name Is Not Durwood: He never objected much to it, but when he is introduced simply as Neil, with the "young" part dropped, it's the best day of his life.
  • Older Than They Look: Supposed to be 20, but looks about as young as Knives.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Knives throws herself at him on the rebound from Scott because he looks more-or-less just like him. They break up rather quickly once Knives realises he's about as far from Scott as you can get personality-wise.
  • Took a Level In Jerkass
  • What Do You Mean It's Not Awesome?: Volume 6: The greatest day of Young Neil's life was when Scott simply called him "Neil". ...Kinda sad, isn't it?

Envy Adams

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The world-famous lead singer of the super group The Clash at Demonhead. She is also Scott's old girlfriend from their college days. They were in a band together, they broke up, she joined a new band, she got famous, Scott didn't. She's currently dating her bassist, Todd Ingram. After Scott and Ramona inadvertently kill the other two members of TCaDh, she launches a solo career and signs with Gideon's recording label.


The League of Evil Exes

Matthew Patel

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The first of Ramona's Evil Exes. He went to middle school with Ramona and was the only non-white, non-jock boy her age there. They teamed up and took over the school for a few weeks, and then she left him. He apparently never got over it. Also has mystical powers.


 If you wa-a-a-ant to fight me... Ha! You're not the bri-i-i-ightest-ah!

 This is impossible! How can this be?

Scott: Open your eyes, and maybe you'll see!

Lucas Lee

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The second Evil Ex. A former pro skate-boarder turned actor. He's in Toronto in Vol 2 to shoot a movie, so he invites Scott down to the set just to kick his ass. Despite being out to kill Scott, he's actually quite a decent guy.


  "I'm an A-lister brah!"

  • My Name Is Not Durwood: Scott keeps getting him and Luke Wilson mixed up. Even after Lucas bites it, he still mistakes Luke Wilson as Lucas Lee.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Lucas Lee is Jason Lee.
  • Punch Clock Villain: Lucas Lee is a genuinely nice guy, engages in small talk with the group and even offers Scott some baby carrots and Ritz. Right after throwing him into Casa Loma's tallest tower.[1]
    • This changes in the movie since Chris Evans plays him as a hilariously douchey ham, though he also engages in a bit of small talk with Ramona and remarks that Scott "seems nice".
  • Self-Disposing Villain: Kills himself taking up a dare to grind a rather gnarly railing.
  • Super Strength: Throws Scott five stories straight up into the top of a tower, which is demolished.
  • Token Good Teammate: In the comics.
  • Took a Level In Jerkass: He becomes less of a nice guy and more of a jerk in the film.
  • Wake Up Call Boss: In the game. He has much more health and does more damage to the players with each hit than Matthew Patel, and summons skateboarders who are fast, also do a pretty large amount of damage, block more frequently, and will pick up skateboards (or other weapons) and use reach. Lee himself has a nasty combo attack once he has a skateboard that hits three times. In addition, any time the player is knocked prone there is a good chance anyone on a skateboard will run them over for more damage. However, all of these factors can be mitigated or avoided by players with a better idea of Lee's boss pattern or who have come in with inflated levels.
  • Wolfpack Boss: He's content to let his stunt doubles beat Scott to a pulp instead of doing it himself.

Todd Ingram

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Third Evil Ex and and the bass player of the superband The Clash at Demonhead and the current boyfriend of its lead singer Envy Adams. He possesses psychic powers because of his devotion to veganism, but he's not particularly faithful to it... or Envy for that matter.


Roxanne Richter

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The fourth Evil Ex-Boyfriend (actually a girl). She was Ramona's college roomate and dated Ramona as part of a bi-curious "sexy phase" Ramona was going through at the time. She was Ramona's ninja mentor and is actually quite friendly with her despite being a member of the League.


Kyle and Ken Katayanagi

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Fifth and Sixth Evil Exes. A pair of Japanese twin DJs Ramona dated behind each other's backs. After she dumped them, they banded together to get back at her. They send their home-made robots out to battle Scott throughout Vol 5 before finally fighting him together.


Gideon Gordon Graves

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Seventh and final Evil Ex and leader of the League of Evil Exes. Gideon is a 30-something entertainment mogul from New York and Ramona was once both his girlfriend and his muse. He formed the League after he posted a drunken rant on craigslist, and only wants Ramona back to complete his collection of his seven former girlfriends--all of whom have been stored in cryogenic freezing capsules. He is a total asshole.



Others

Julie Powers

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Stephen's on/off girlfriend and a quasi-main character. Known for her abrasive personality and razor-sharp criticisms of others.



Stacey Pilgrim

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Scott's younger, more mature sister. Rated "T" for Teen. She serves as Scott's moral support when Wallace is nowhere to be found. Works at the Second Cup coffee house and becomes good friends with Ramona. She is based on and shares the same first name as Bryan Lee O'Malley's real-life sister.


Mr. Chau

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Knives' father. Doesn't take kindly to hearing his daughter was dating a white guy. Serves as a mini-boss/double-blind Stealth Mentor to Scott in Vol 4.


Lisa Miller

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Another old friend of Scott's from his high school days. They lost contact with he moved away, but they reconnect when she shows up in Vol 4. Years before Scott Pilgrim was created, Bryan Lee O'Malley used the name "Lisa Miller" for a different (or at least much less defined) character in his short-lived comic strip "Style".


Lynette Guycott

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The drummer of The Clash at Demonhead. She largely remains silent and expressionless and lets Envy and Todd do all the talking. She has a bionic arm and is capable of teleportation. Todd is cheating with her behind Envy's back.


The Negascott

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Scott's dark side, who makes his first appearance in Vol. 4 just before Scott's battle with Roxanne Richter. He makes a second appearance after Ramona goes missing in action, and finally confronts Scott in one of his darker moments in Vol. 6.


Joseph

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One of Kim's roommates when she moves into a new apartment. Quiet and not much of a talker, but is pretty insulting and abrasive when he does talk. Stephen notices he has a home music studio and coaxes Joseph into letting Sex Bob-omb use it to make a album. Turns out the real reason was because he found Stephen attractive. By Vol 6 the two are officially a couple.


  • Closet Key: For Stephen. Slowly becomes obvious over the course of the series. Joseph himself is openly gay.
  • The Engineer
  • Evil Counterpart: For Wallace.
  • Jerkass: He's usually pissed off looking all the time and described as the insensitive one, notably his expression remained unchanged when Scott and later Ramona were killed by Gideon.
  • No Accounting for Taste: Might as well be a male version of Julie.
    • Though general consensus is, he's really much more of a bitch.
  • Sorry I Left the BGM On: It turns out he's responsible for all the broadcasting music going on in the game except for in the Katayanagis' lair and places like Leo's Place and Chaos Theater.
  • Straight Gay

Michael Comeau

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A mutual friend of everyone (even you). He usually turns up once every other book, sometimes just in the background. Based on and named after an artist friend of the author's.


Tamara Chen

Knives's best friend, and when you get right down to it her only friend. Usually turns up whenever Knives has to angst about her love for Scott.


Notes

  1. He's actually considered evil because he's a sellout.
  2. (He really doesn't)
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