A Bug's Life/Characters
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All of the characters need character descriptions. A list of tropes is not a description.
- Badass Bookworm: Becomes this during his stand against Hopper.
- Character Development: Goes from being the misfit of the colony to the hero of the film.
- Determinator: Wants to gain his colony's approval so darn badly.
- Dogged Nice Guy: For Princess Atta.
- Heroic BSOD: After he gets banished from the colony. He gets better with help from Dot and the circus bugs.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Dot, mainly because she's the only ant in the colony who admires and looks up to Flik.
- The Millstone: Was this for most of the film until he...
- Took a Level In Badass: Despite being given a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown from Thumper under Hopper's orders, he gives Hopper a Reason You Suck Speech and inspires the rest of the colony to stand up to the grasshoppers.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She is rather dismissive towards Flik and his ideas on improving the harvest in the beginning of the film. But warms up to him in the middle.
- Everything's Better with Princesses
- Hartman Hips
- Love Interest
- Tsundere: A rather mild example, it's clear she sees Flik as something of an annoyance at the beginning but doesn't get too extreme about it.
- The Cutie
- Eleventh-Hour Superpower: "Come on, wings. Fly, fly!"
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Flik
- Kid Appeal Character
- Plucky Girl
- Spanner in the Works: She overheard the grasshoppers' plan to squish the queen and flew back to the circus wagon to get Flik and company to return to save the colony.
- Youthful Freckles
- Affably Evil/Faux Affably Evil: When he's in a good mood.
- Ax Crazy: When he's in a bad mood.
- Big Bad
- Complete Monster: Probably Pixar's most evil villain.
- Disney Villain Death: A mother bird grabs him and feeds him to her chicks, i.e, he gets EATEN ALIVE.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Subject to debate if "love" truly applies here: he says that promising mother on her deathbed not to kill Molt is the only reason he has not done so. This could not really be a matter of loving his mother and instead be more of a matter of simply keeping a promise to stay true to grasshopper's honor. Seeing as how he fears the ants rebelling against him, it'd be pragmatic to ensure that his own grasshoppers don't have reason to turn on him as well.
- Freudian Excuse: Averted ruthlessly. Unlike other Pixar villains, Hopper has no known "reason" behind his twisted acts.
- Genius Bruiser: He can easily beat down most anybody else in the film, but he's still hardly dumb. He knows that if all the ants stood up the grasshoppers that since they're far more numerous, the ants would easily push them away.
- I Gave My Word: See Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas.
- Karmic Death
- Kick the Dog: A number of times.
- Pet the Dog The one decent thing he does in the entire film is stay true to his promise of not killing or harming his brother, Molt. It's out of honor rather than compassion, but still counts for something.
- Killed Off for Real
- Obviously Evil
- The Sociopath
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Birds.
- Would Hurt a Child
- Annoying Younger Sibling
- The Ditz
- Morality Chain: Hopper is literally bound to keep him alive and with him due to their dying mother's wishes and keeping within honorable grasshopper conduct. Clearly, Hopper wishes things could be different, as he possess no true sense of morality.
- Punch Clock Villain: When the food's collected and the circus is performing, he happily claps and plays along, rather like a child.
"The circus, the circus, I love the circus!"
The circus bugs
- Let's Get Dangerous: There's no denying that's he's a Jerkass, but he shows his courage by heroically attacking what he thought was a real bird to save everyone.
- Karma Houdini: Despite the fact that he changes his attitude in the end, he never really gets his comeuppance for some of the things he did in the film.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: And how![context?]