Charlie B. Barkin
Voiced by: Burt Reynolds, Charlie Sheen, Steven Weber
- Animal Talk
- Back from the Dead - Repeatedly, though the reason is always different.
- Heroic Sacrifice
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Karma Houdini: The first time he dies, he only gets to Heaven because he's a dog, Anabelle couldn't find any redeeming qualities in him.
- Large Ham
- Love Redeems
- The Other Darrin: Charlie has a different voice actor in each movie.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Itchy's blue.
- Redemption Equals Death/Redemption Equals Life: In a way, he somehow manages to do both at the same time. He sacrifices himself to save Anne-Marie's life, thus fulfilling the Equals Death part but in the process, he earns his place in Heaven back, saving his afterlife from Hell. So his redemption both cost him his mortal life but saved his afterlife.
- Soul Jar: His watch.
- Took a Level in Badass
- Villain Protagonist (pre-Character Development)
Voiced by: Judith Barsi
- Heartwarming Orphan
- Parental Abandonment
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin
- Reality Subtext: Very tragic subtext...
- Shopping Montage
- Speaks Fluent Animal
- Totem Pole Trench
Voiced by: Robert Loggia
- And There Was Much Rejoicing: Ghost of Christmas Future shows him that in a Bad Future were he went along with Belladonna's plan and didn't pull a Heel Face Turn, this was the reaction to his death.
- Animal Talk
- Big Bad - Of the first movie. While he doesn't return to this status, both sequels keep him in a rather important role...minus Villain Decay. Shifts to Anti-Villain in the TV Series and finally performs a Heel Face Turn in the Christmas Special.
- Cry for the Devil - Ghost Of Christmas Past in The Christmas Carol reveals that Carface had a rather tragic past that certainly makes one feel sorry for him.
- Deal with the Devil - Makes one with Red in the sequel for a collar allowing him to remain physical on Earth. He didn't know he was selling his literal soul at the time...Red did.
- Kind of makes one with Belladonna in the third movie. In exchange for getting all the Christmas gifts in the city, he was supposed to help her ruin Christmas. But he underwent a Heel Face Turn before he could.
- Dragged Off to Hell - Suffers this fate in the second film when Red cashes in his Deal with the Devil and claims his soul. They never explain how he got back...
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas - The Christmas Special reveals he actually really loved and missed his mother. At the end, after his Heel Face Turn, he goes to visit her.
- Evil Minions - While the Big Bad of the first film, whenever a new Big Bad shows up afterwards, he and Killer normally become their minion. In the second movie, it was to Red and in the series, it's normally for Belladonna. Though in the third film, he pretty much gets promoted to The Dragon.
- Family-Friendly Firearms
- Freudian Excuse - Revealed in the Christmas Special. He was thrown out of his owner's house on Christmas as a pup because his owner didn't watch him and blamed everything on him. The scene is surprisingly heartbreaking because he still dreams his owner stood up for him instead of what really happened. Even Itchy (who was playing Ghost of Christmas Past) is left feeling bad for him afterwards.
- Morality Chain - Gets one in the form of Timmy, a pup who his greed put in jeopardy, in the third film, which is ultimately what convinces him to perform his Heel Face Turn and save Christmas. He even yells "This is for Timmy!" when he destroys Belladonna's machine, showing how important the little guy ended up being to him.
- The Only One - In the third movie, he's the only one who can stop Belladonna. Justified in that Charlie and company had no idea were she was hiding and he was the only one close enough to her to do it. Naturally they had to make him perform a Heel Face Turn to do it.
- Redemption Equals Life - Ghost of Christmas Future (Charlie), revealed that if he hadn't changed, he was doomed to die and go to Hell before the next Christmas. His Heel Face Turn saved both his earthly life and his afterlife.
- The Scrooge - In The Christmas Special, naturally.
- Smug Snake- In the first movie.
- Surrounded by Idiots
- Took a Level in Badass - After suffering Villain Decay in the second film and being an Anti-Villain in the series, he actually becomes a good bit more threatening in the third film (though still not as much as he was in the original film). Though it also ends with him pulling a Heel Face Turn.
- Villain Decay: Heaven must've made him go soft, seeing how he goes from being the Big Bad and a competent gangster to being a bumbling Evil Minion to both Red and Belladonna.
Voiced by: Dom DeLuise
- Ambiguously Jewish: He has a distinctly New York Jewish accent, mentions bar mitzvahs, and sure can kvetch.
- Animal Talk
- Hey, It's That Voice! (Hey it's Pizza The Hutt)
- Hypercompetent Sidekick
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Charlie's red.
Voiced by: Charles Nelson Reilly
- Ambiguously Gay - Sort of...
- The TV series makes him even more Ambiguously Gay. In one episode, Itchy was disguised as a woman and Killer flirted with him, thinking he really was a woman. Or just watch the Christmas Special and you'll see how much the gayness of this character went up.
- Butt Monkey - Carface smokes in his face, tells him to shut up, won't listen to his opinions, screams at him...You'll start to wonder why Killer even bothers.
- Not to mention lowering him into a piranha tank.
- Evil Minions - To Carface normally, but in the series they're more of partners. However, he instantly joins Carface in following Belladonna when she shows up.
- Heel Face Turn: He does help save Anne-Marie at the end of the first movie.
- Ironic Name - He ain't a killer, but a wimpy pussy...
- Minion with an F In Evil - If he isn't a Punch Clock Villain, he's definitely this.
Carface: Isn't this just the sweetest thing?
- Only One Name: The rest of the dogs all have last names. Killer on the other hand is Killer.....Just Killer.
Voiced by: Melba Moore, Bebe Neuwirth
Annabelle: (to Carface) "I said... TOUCH THAT CLOCK AND YOU CAN NEVER COME BACK!!!!!!!"
- Big Good: Is seemingly in charge of the day-to-day affairs of Heaven, including registering the newly deceased.
- Evil Twin: Possesses one named Belladonna in the Animated Series.
- Great Big Book of Everything: Has one that keeps record of the past, present, and future of all dogs.
- Light Is Good
- The Omniscient: Claims to be, but it turns out she is...
- Only One Name: Is called "Whippet Angel" in the credits of the first movie and named Annabelle in the sequel.
- Our Angels Are Different: Is a whippet.
Voiced by: Ken Page
- Abhorrent Admirer - Towards poor Charlie...
- Ambiguously Gay: What Do You Mean It's Not Canon?
- Big Damn Heroes: Shows up just in time to bite through the ropes tying Charlie to an anchor, sink Carface's ship, and eat him.
- Non Sequitur Scene (The Trope Namer)
- Hey, It's That Voice! - Hey, it's Oogie Boogie!
- Large Ham
- That Reminds Me of a Song - He's pretty prone to this, but when Charlie howls piercingly as he's about to eat him, that's what gives him a "biiiiig thriiiilll"!
- What Happened to the Mouse? - What happened to him anyway after he ate Carface?
Voiced by: Adam Wylie
- The Artful Dodger - Seriously. The way he and his dogs broke Gabriel's horn out of the Lost and Found station was awesome!
- Cheerful Child
- Parental Abandonment - His birthmother passed away, and he's having trouble with his stepmom.
- The Runaway
Voiced by: John Hurt
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife
- Big Bad - of the Sequel.
- Card-Carrying Villain - He has a Villain Song about how much he loves being a heartless evil monster.
- Cats Are Mean
- Colorful Theme Naming
- Evil Feels Good: He has a song about it!
- Glowing Eyes of Doom
- Kill It with Water: His weakness, apparently due to being a demon.
- Large Ham - Voiced by hammy Broadway star, George Hearn of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street fame.
- Obviously Evil - Ignoring his appearance, his phone number is 1-800-brimstone. And Carface was surprised when the guy turns into a devil cat...
- One-Winged Angel - At the climax of the film, he transforms into a gigantic demonic version of himself, seemingly his true form.
- Petting Zoo Person
- Red Eyes, Take Warning - When in his bloodhound form, and when he grows into his giant form at the end.
- Satan - May or may not be the Devil himself (Charlie mentions at one point that "his BOSS yanked down on his leash"...)
- The Shadow Knows: Even when disguised as a dog, he still has retractile claws and his shadow is that of a monstrous cat.
- Villain Ball - While proving to be an excellent and competent villain for most of the movie, he gets this in the end by letting Charlie go free after getting his claws on Gabriel's horn, then, when he's captured all the dogs in heaven, he decides to pull an island down to Hell, surrounding it in water; his only weakness.
- Villain Song - "It Feels So Good to Be Bad". He also has a much shorter reprise later on.
Voiced by: Sheena Easton
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Despite claiming she wants a sophisticated, intelligent, respectful and romantic dog to be her man, she also admits that part of the reason she's attracted to Charlie is because he's a bad boy.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Defrosting Ice Queen: To Charlie in the second film. She can't stand him when she first meets him, due to him acting... well like a Jerkass who only wanted to "get some tail" (figuratively speaking); the "tail" in question being hers. She begins to see his good qualities as the film goes on, and by the end has fallen in love with him.
- "I Want" Song - "Count Me Out"
- Plucky Girl
Voiced by: Bebe Neuwirth
- Bad Boss: During "I Always Get Emotional At Christmas Time", she puts her minions through quite a bit of abuse.
- Bowdlerize: Does she ever say "Hell"? No. She's Anabelle's evil counterpart, and Anabelle is from Heaven. But then again, can you imagine her appearing in the hell sequence of the original?
- Flanderization: That could mean she was the red demon at the end of the original.
- Big Bad - Of the Christmas Special and pretty much serves as close to a Big Bad as the series got after she showed up.
- Blackmail Is Such an Ugly Word - When Anabelle calls her 'doggone bad', she replies she's not bad, she's 'morally challenged'.
- Card-Carrying Villain - She's working for the same side as Red, this is a given.
- Equal Opportunity Evil:
Belladonna: Think of my organization as an equal opportunity employer. No matter who you are or what you want to be; when you join with me, it's always an easy ride.
- Evil Laugh - Has a pretty nice one.
- Evil Twin - She's Anabelle's cousin who works for the other side and is pretty much the exact opposite of her cousin.
- Fallen Angel - While not outright stated, she replies to Anabelle telling Charlie to think of heaven while trying to pull him back from Belladonna's tempting that she's 'been there done that', implying she was an angel before becoming a devil.
- Foe Yay - With Charlie, at times it seems her interest in him is a bit more than just getting him to 'play for her side' (including shaking her rear at him rather suductively in her Villain Song). Though this doesn't stop her from flying into a psychotic rage when she's foiled.
- For the Evulz - Anything she does that isn't to lure Charlie to her side or get one over on her cousin (and possibly even that too) is this.
- When Annabelle first describes how Belladonna's goal is to ruin her Heavenly organization, the latter replies that "a girl needs a hobby," which implies that she really is just doing it for fun.
- Good Wings, Evil Wings - While Anabelle is sometimes depicted with angelic wings, Belladonna has devil wings. She also seems to get much more use out of hers.
- Hell-Bent for Leather - She wears a leather jacket wherever she goes.
- Hell Hound - While her cousin is an angel, she's a demon.
- Kill It with Ice - Her weakness is to cold, but due to how strong she is it took getting an extremely large amount dropped on her to defeat her. Still counts though, and her Mooks turn to ash pretty much on contact with light snow.
- Made of Temptation - Her first try at getting Charlie on her side, by offering him all the meat he can eat (as well as an easier path, but meat was the main thing).
- Mooks - Fire Imps in the Christmas Special, though Carface and Killer normally fill this role for her (though Carface somewhat got promoted to The Dragon statis in the third film).
- One-Winged Angel - Transforms into a giant Naga-like creature to try and kill Carface after his Heel Face Turn. However, she took her eyes off her cousin and ended up defeated pretty quickly because of it.
- Playing with Fire - Because she's a demon.
- Reality Warper - A low level one.
- Uncanny Family Resemblance - She's Anabelle's cousin but they look very alike; she's just wearing a leather jacket, is purple, and has devil wings.
- Villain Song - "Take the Easy Way Out" and "I Always Get Emotional At Christmas Time".
- Villainous Breakdown - Flying into a homicidal rage is her normal manner of dealing with her plan falling through.
- We Can Rule Together - Since her first appearance, she's wanted Charlie to work for her team, and has gone to great lengths to do so.