Dr. Peyton Westlake/Darkman
- Anti-Hero: Type V but struggles to be a Type III. While he'll never harm innocent people his unstoppable rage doesn't stop him from breaking the fingers of an Asshole Carny while incognito.
- Genius Bruiser: As a scientist he makes strategies for his attacks on Durant and his gang.
- He Who Fights Monsters: He is the first superhero to admit that he would end up like that.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Thanks to his adrenaline rush, he is not only a strong, but has excellent aim. As proven when during a minor bout of stress he managed to win a carnival game with the baseball.
- Did Not Get the Girl: Though he chose not to in the end.
- Friend to All Children: While he hates Rooker in Darkman 3 he doesn't take it out on his wife or child. In fact he goes out of his way of revenge protecting them. In the end, he actually sacrifices the only stable synthetic skin to fix the kid's face when he could have used it on himself.
- Master of Disguise
- Manipulative Bastard: In the first movie he was able to fool Durant and his cronies to believing Pauly stole their money. In the second movie, Durant caught on to his disguise trick. However rather than it giving him an advantage, it made Durant paranoid that any of the mooks could be Darkman. He went as far as tugging a guy's face to make sure he wasn't Peyton.
- Mood Swinger: Despite his status as a hero his amplified emotions cause him to swing from one to another. As Darkman he goes from a raging psychopath to a crying baby. Even as Peyton he is too overly happy almost border-lining to slasher smile material.
Robert G. Durant
- Big Bad: In the sequel.
- Complete Monster
- Faux Affably Evil: Durant tries to pass himself off as a reasonable guy, but when push comes to shove he has no problem losing it when things go sideways.
- Fingore: One of Durant's calling cards is collecting people's fingers. In the sequel it clues Darkman in on who killed one of his friends.
- Properly Paranoid: In the second movie, when his plan starts to crumble, Durant in a fit of rage and fear tugs on a nearby henchman's face. While in any other movie involving a gang boss would see this as the boss losing it, Durant had every right to do so, due to knowing full well that Darkman can not only disguise himself; but could also currently pose as one of his henchmen.