List of Scott Pilgrim characters


List of Scott Pilgrim characters

This article is a list of fictional characters in the comic book series Scott Pilgrim and the film adaptation Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World by Bryan Lee O'Malley.

For the film versions of the characters, O'Malley sent crib sheets that explained backstory, character motivations, and events in the book to Michael Bacall and Edgar Wright. Bacall then created a "ten secret things" for each character, according to O'Malley, for fun, and many of the entries were jokes; O'Malley said that the "ten secret things" documents were not intended to be taken seriously as character background.[1]

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Main characters

Scott Pilgrim

Scott Pilgrim
ScottPilgrim.jpg
Cover to Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life.
Art by Bryan Lee O'Malley.
Publication information
Publisher Oni Press
First appearance Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life
Created by Bryan Lee O'Malley
In-story information
Abilities Video-game based fighting skills, graphic-novel based agility and speed, control over Subspace and the Glow, owner of the Power of Understanding

Scott W. Pilgrim is the 23-year-old (24 in volumes 5-6) protagonist. He is the bass player for the band Sex Bob-omb with his friends Stephen Stills and Kim Pine, He plays a Rickenbacker 4001c64, 4003 in the movie adaptation. Though initially an unemployed freeloader, he later gets a job as a dish washer (and food prep trainee) at The Happy Avocado vegetarian restaurant. The character's name was inspired by the song "Scott Pilgrim" from Plumtree's 1998 album Predicts the Future. He believes that smoking is evil, drinks "only on occasions", and doesn't hit girls. Scott seems to suffer from memory problems, which his friends chalk up to his stupidity, though the memory problems began after his break-up with Envy Adams whom he dated through college. The series also references a mysterious "dark side" of Scott's personality which he avoids as much as possible. He is initially devastated by his break-up with Envy Adams, and begins dating Knives Chau before meeting Ramona. The two begin dating, but Scott is plagued by Ramona's elusive past and her "7 evil exes" led by the mysterious "Gideon", all of whom challenge him in succession for the right to date her. Despite his limited intelligence and poor memory, Scott has on occasion managed to defeat his opponents through cunning rather than brute strength; in volume 2, he manages to goad Lucas Lee into performing a dangerous skateboarding trick, and in the film adaptation, he successfully tricks Todd Ingram into consuming dairy products in spite of him having psychic powers. Scott is a surprisingly skilled fighter in unarmed combat and sword fighting.

Scott is played by Michael Cera in the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Shortly before filming for the movie began, Cera received a list of secrets (some of which are already in the books, some of which are neither in the books nor the movie) about the character. Cera has revealed at least one of these secrets so far, which pertains to Scott's world view: "The one that really stays in my head is that Scott, in his mind, is the star of his own movie. This movie is, in a way, existing in his own mind. This is his weird perception of the world around him."[2]

Cera also voices Scott for the animated short Scott Pilgrim vs. The Animation.

Scott Pilgrim has received great reception as a comic book character. He was ranked as the 85th greatest comic book character of all time by Wizard magazine.[3] Empire magazine also ranked Scott Pilgrim as the 40th greatest comic book character quoting that Bryan Lee O' Malley's creation is one of the most authentic twenty year old somethings ever committed to comic book paper.[4] IGN also ranked Scott Pilgrim as the 69th greatest comic book hero of all time stating that they love Scott not just because he's a tried-and-true nerd who battles villains in epic fashion, but because he went through a dramatic character arc over the course of his series.[5]

Ramona Flowers

Ramona Victoria "Rammy" Flowers is an American expatriate from New York, a "ninja delivery girl" for Amazon.ca and Scott's main love interest. Her age is unknown until the end of the volume 4, where she reveals that she is 24 years old. She reveals very little and is very guarded about her past in New York before she moved to Toronto. She is capable of traveling through subspace and has seven evil exes who challenge Scott for her affection. When fighting, she typically uses an oversized mallet as her weapon, which she can retrieve from her purse through the use of subspace. She changes her hairstyle every three weeks and becomes anxious when Gideon is mentioned or brought up. Her head glows periodically, usually when she is upset or jealous, though she herself is unaware of this until Kim Pine brings attention to it in volume 5.

Ramona is played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Shortly before filming began, Winstead received the list of facts about Ramona's past.[6][7] When asked what those facts are, she responded, "I honestly don't know if they are things that Bryan would want out there, so I'll keep them quiet. But things about her family-she's kind of a tragic figure in a way. She's been through a lot, and that's why she's so guarded and mysterious."[7] Winstead has since revealed at least one of the secrets, one that she considered very insightful for her character: Ramona’s younger brother died when she was younger, and she wears one of his shoelaces around her neck in memory of him.[8][9] According to O'Malley, the particular detail about the brother is not applicable in the book version of Ramona.[1]

After Winstead learned she had the part, she began training to be the character in Los Angeles. The training included stunt training, pushups, kung fu training, and fight training. Winstead said that the training was "pretty cool" and "like being in some sort of kung fu camp."[10]

Wallace Wells

Wallace Wells is Scott's "cool gay roommate" and possibly Scott's real friend. He is 25 years old and first met Scott in college; the way they met is particularly unknown. Compared to Scott, Wallace is more intelligent, responsible, and mature, holding down a job and paying for most of their expenses while they lived together; most of their apartment's furniture and possessions belong to Wallace and likewise during a grocery shopping trip, most of the items (and all the luxuries) are labeled as for Wallace. Wallace usually serves as Scott's mentor during his trials, assisting Scott with training for his fights against Ramona's exes and gathering intel on them. This may mean that he trained Scott in his fighting style, as Scott calls him a terrible master. He dates and later moves in with his "psychic" boyfriend, Mobile. The character was inspired by O'Malley's former roommate Christopher Butcher, the co-founder of PopImage and PreviewsReview.

Wallace is played by Kieran Culkin in the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Knives Chau

Knives Chau is a 17-year-old Chinese-Canadian high school girl and self-described "Scottaholic". Scott dated her for a short while, but broke up with her after he met Ramona (though he initially "forgets" to break up with her). Initially a quiet, typical school girl, after their break-up, she cut and dyed her hair and changed her clothing style, hoping to win Scott back by becoming more of a hipster. Her discovery that Scott was cheating on her with Ramona causes tension between the two girls, sometimes culminating in actual fights, though later the two reach a level of acceptance of one another. She starts dating Sex Bob-omb's groupie Young Neil, although she is still in love with Scott. She and Young Neil later break up, but Knives still hangs out with the group. She used to idolize Envy Adams, based on her success as a musician and her former relationship with Scott, but is soon disenchanted when Envy has her bassist Todd punch Knives hard enough to knock the highlights out of her hair. Knives' father becomes aware of Scott's past relationship with his daughter, causing him to hunt him down and try to kill him, though Scott later earns his acceptance. Knives becomes aware of her father's plot when Scott tries to hide in the Second Cup, where Knives is newly employed. In Vol. 6, Knives turns 18 and goes off to university. Scott and Knives reconcile and remain friends.

Knives is played by Ellen Wong in the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. When an interviewer from GQ said "As a character, Knives can be a little bit...annoying," Wong responded, "Put yourself in her shoes! She's a capricious young girl. At that age, you don't know what you want or where you fit in in life." When the interviewer responded with "But she's obsessed with Scott Pilgrim. She's pathological," Wong responded with "I wouldn't say she's obsessed. This is her first time being in love with somebody. She's feeling new emotions."[11]

Wong said that when she first auditioned for the role, she did not know who Knives was. She liked playing as Knives in that audition, so she bought the books and read them. Wong said that she "loved how free-spirited she was in the beginning phases -- she genuinely wants to have a good time. Then I got the books and found out she’s this bad ass ninja too [laughs] it just kept getting better."[12]

An interviewer told Wong that "More than anyone else in the film, Knives really goes on the most complex journey emotionally." Responding to that, Wong said that she enjoyed "figuring out her arc – showing her growth is definitely key to her story. It really is the story of a young girl figuring out where she fits in the world. A lot of the things she encounters in this movie have to do with it being “the first time” she’s dealt with it. I feel like the other characters have all gone through their Knives phase already – it’s kind of refreshing to see somebody young and untainted. She brings a fresh perspective to the movie.." She added that she preferred the alternate ending where Knives and Scott become a couple, saying that it "adds to her character." Wong further explained "But what’s great about both endings is that it remains unclear if Scott is in a dating relationship with Knives or Ramona. It's nice to leave that open because it’s like life. You don’t always get closure with concrete answers – anything can happen and you just have to move on."[12]

As part of the film, Wong said that the "wire work" was "fun. It's like flying!" When the interviewer mentioned that he heard many complaints about the wires causing pain, Wong stated "It hurts more for the guys..."[11]

Stephen Stills

Stephen Stills is the lead singer, guitarist, and "talent" of Sex Bob-omb. He is 23 years old and went to university with Scott. He is employed at The Happy Avocado vegetarian restaurant as a cook and later helps Scott get a job there as a dish-washer. Stephen is in a tumultuous relationship with Julie Powers, who at one point suspects that he and Knives may have a mutual attraction to one another. Whilst typically laconic, Stephen is known for rare fits of neurosis, (typically over the quality of his band's music compared to others,) as well as irritability (usually over Scott's absentmindedness). By the end of the series, Stephen reveals to Scott that he and Joseph are in a relationship and that he came out to the rest of their friends in Volume 5 after realizing that he is gay. He claims that he did not tell Scott because he seemed to have a lot going on. He shares a name with Stephen Stills of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Scott always refers to him by his full name.

Stephen Stills is played by Mark Webber in the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Prior to this role Webber had neither sung professionally nor played the guitar, but learned both in the weeks preceding filming.[13]

Kim Pine

Kimberly "Kim" Pine is Scott's high school friend and drummer of Sex Bob-omb. During gigs (or even just when practicing at home) Kim counts in the band, usually by screaming some variation on: "We are Sex Bob-omb! ONE-TWO-THREE-FOUR!" She is 23 years old and was Scott's first girlfriend, whom he saved from Simon Lee. The two broke up when Scott's family moved away to Toronto. She has a sarcastic personality and dislikes many people. Kim is employed at No-Account Video throughout the series. Her relationship with Scott is typically one of annoyance at his ineptitude, but Volume 5 strongly hints that she is still in love with him, but has become resigned to the fact that he loves Ramona. She later moves back home to Northern Ontario at the end of Volume 5, prompting Scott to apologize ambiguously for his actions; she accepts the apology before boarding the bus. She later contacts Scott to have him relieve her of boredom at her parent's place. While he visits, Kim helps Scott remember the reality of his past relationships and accept that he did things as a bad boyfriend that he did not want to accept about himself. With Kim, it is revealed that he never told her he was moving away, and she had to confront him after finding out from Lisa Miller. During Scott's final fight with Gideon, she is psychically aware of the events taking place, despite being at her parents' home. She later forms another band with Scott. Bryan Lee O'Malley came up with the name "Kim Pine" when he was in high school, and first used it for a character in the short-lived comic strip "Style" before using for the Scott Pilgrim series.[14]

Kim is played by Alison Pill in the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World; Pill also voices Kim for the animated short Scott Pilgrim vs. The Animation. Pill said that the film Kim "cares more about Sex Bob-omb than she lets on" and that she "cares more about Scott than she lets on." She added that Kim does feel some bitterness about the result of the romance between Scott and Ramona.[15] Pill learned to play the drums for the role and performs on the soundtrack.[16]

Young Neil

Neil "Young Neil" Nordegraf is Sex Bob-omb's biggest fan. He is Stephen Stills' 20-year-old roommate and briefly dated Knives Chau, until she broke up with him. Knives admits in volume 3 to only dating him because he looks so similar to Scott. In volume 5, he becomes angry at how isolated he has become from his friends and later becomes bitter and sullen, taking up smoking. He is the quietest character and is very indifferent to almost everything. He is described as "The young one, at least until Knives showed up". When called an ass, he says "I'm young, I'll grow out of it". In Volume 6, Scott introduces him for the first time as simply "Neil", which is described as the best day of his (Neil's) life. The inside cover of volume 5 calls him a "hanger on" and the author himself says that Young Neil is written as dopey because his eyes are covered by his hair. It was easier to write Neil as dopey than to portray him differently given his lack of eyebrows. His nickname is a reversal of Neil Young, a frequent collaborator of musician Stephen Stills.

Young Neil is played by Johnny Simmons in the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

His sister, Stephanie "Steph" Nordegraf played bongos and the viola in Scott's old band, Kid Chameleon.

Supporting characters

  • Natalie V. "Envy" Adams is Scott's ex-girlfriend who devastates Scott by breaking up with him in college previous to the events of the book. Initially a quiet, mousey girl, she decides to change herself and her image, become more callous and aggressive, eventually taking over Scott's band and dumping him. She later reappears, introduced in the series as the lead singer and keyboardist for the popular emerging band The Clash At Demonhead. Scott describes her original personality as being "nice" and does not understand what she has since become. Envy was in a relationship with Ramona's ex-boyfriend Todd Ingram and claims to know about Ramona's past. She later begins a relationship with Gideon, who helps promote her new solo album in Chaos Theatre. She tries to help Scott remember the real reason for why they broke up (an argument he started with her that night) and prepare for the fight with Gideon. Despite Gideon's support of her career, Envy is dissatisfied with his lack of true affection for her and Gideon later reveals that he has no true interest in her. After his defeat, Envy reconciles with Scott. Envy is played by Brie Larson in the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. In the film Envy does not have a relationship with Gideon.
  • Stacey Pilgrim is Scott's 19-year-old younger sister, who is much more mature than Scott. She works at the same Second Cup as Julie Powers and is also friends with Ramona. She receives a fair amount of gossip from Wallace, though is generally annoyed at him for stealing away all of her boyfriends. Stacey is played by Anna Kendrick in the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
  • Julie Powers is Stephen Stills' 22-year-old ex-girlfriend. She attended the same college as Stephen and Scott and was roommates with Envy before Scott began dating her; despite hating her in college, she tries (unsuccessfully) to get back in Envy's good graces once she has become famous. She was also friends with Ramona before she and Scott began dating; she tries to keep Scott away from Ramona, stating that she believes him to be a loser. Her character is described as "ass and obnoxious" and she frequently fights/argues with other characters, even befriending two of Ramona's evil exes as they attempt to fight Scott. At one point, she suspects that Stephen and Knives may have a mutual attraction, causing her to react toward Knives with hostility. During Volume 5 she begins holding regular themed parties at her loft apartment, with themes ranging from Halloween, "Underwater pimp and hoe, Canadian politics circa 1972 but you're secretly Batman", and a Day of the Dead party. Julie is played by Aubrey Plaza in the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Plaza received the list of ten secret facts about Julie the night before filming started. Plaza has since revealed at least two of the facts, and has said that "some of them were weird"[17] and "kind of silly":[18] first, she is allergic to either cauliflower[17][18] or penicillin[19] depending on the interview, possibly both (she also implies in one of the interviews that the penicillin allergy may have been a plot point for a scene (or scenes) in the movie that ended up being cut out later[19]). Second, as she put it, "…one of my secret facts was that Julie had a massive crush on Scott Pilgrim in college, and he never liked her. So that was helpful, 'cause I was like, no wonder she hates him."[18] Plaza expands on this point in another interview, saying "...he had little flings and crushes on all of her friends but never really paid attention to her so that really bugs her."[20] According to O'Malley, Plaza had entirely created the plot point about Scott dating all of the other characters around Julie Powers and that the point was not created by anyone else.[1]

Ramona's Evil Exes

The League of Evil Exes was founded when Ramona left Gideon for Toronto. When he finds her six other exes online, he manipulates them into believing that Ramona was responsible for their break-ups. He uses their anger to mold them in the shape of evil. They believe this to be a plan to get revenge on her, but Gideon's secret intention is to use Ramona's ability of subspace travel to manipulate the minds of everyone in the world. The team was founded two weeks prior to the events of Vol. 1. Each time Scott defeats one of them they become (or drop) coins according to their place in the list in similar fashion to the enemies from the River City Ransom NES videogame from the 80s.

1. Matthew Patel is Ramona's first evil ex. According to Ramona, they only kissed once, and broke up after about a week. Scott initially ignored Matthew's repeated challenges to fight him, leaving him confused when Patel arrived at the Rockit. He is Indian, has mystical powers (flight and the ability to hurl fireballs), and can summon "Demon Hipster Chicks" at will. Scott gets $2.40 for defeating him. Matthew is played by Satya Bhabha in the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, in which his fight scene resembles a Bollywood musical number.

2. Lucas Lee is Ramona's second evil ex, a pro skateboarder turned movie star (and a "sell out"). Scott gets $14 in coins and a mithril skateboard (that he cannot use since he lacks a skateboarding proficiency) after "defeating" him by tricking him into attempting a dangerous skateboard trick. He is named after pro skateboarder-turned-actor Jason Lee who Scott often mistakes him for. Lucas is played by Chris Evans in the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, where he battles Scott prior to his fatal skateboard trick using a gang of stunt doubles.

3. Todd Ingram is Ramona's third evil ex, a bass player for the Clash at Demonhead. He has special "vegan-based" psychic powers (although he is secretly consuming non-vegan foods). He is arrogant, narcissistic, uncaring, and a habitual liar. He dates Envy, his childhood love, but cheats on her repeatedly with Lynette, the band's drummer, as well as with other girls. He is caught by the Vegan Police for breaking his diet, and has his powers taken away, giving Scott the edge. Scott gets some money (again in coins) plus an extra life when he defeats him. Todd is named after Scott Ingram, the real-life inspiration for the song "Scott Pilgrim", and is played by Brandon Routh in the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

4. Roxanne "Roxie" Richter is Ramona's fourth evil ex and her former college roommate. She is a "half-ninja" (Kunoichi) and an accomplished fine artist, who taught Ramona much of what she knows of her ninja abilities and subspace. Scott is usually against fighting girls or anyone with a sword, so Ramona fights Roxie, for part of the time using Scott's body as a weapon. Roxie has an inferiority complex over her "half-ninja" background, as well as her figure - she is much shorter than Ramona. Despite her status as an evil exe, Roxie gets on well with Ramona but openly hates Scott, claiming Scott is a "lazy ass" who refuses to fight his own battles, prompting Scott to finally mature in his relationship with Ramona, gaining a sword and "The Power of Love". The final fight scene between her and Scott is a reference to the beginning of Ninja Gaiden. When defeated by Scott, she explodes into a cascade of woodland creatures, a reference to Sonic the Hedgehog. Roxie, spelled 'Roxy' in the film, is played by Mae Whitman, where she battles Ramona and Scott at a nightclub after-party (combining elements of Ramona and Envy's fight in Vol. 3 and the Winnifred Hailey fight in Free Scott Pilgrim[citation needed]). Scott barely defeats her by poking her "weak spot" on the back of her knee, causing her to explode into coins.

5.& 6. Kyle & Ken Katayanagi (Ken is referred to as "Kevin" in the video game) are Ramona's fifth and sixth evil exes, a pair of Japanese twins who often finish each other's sentences. The pair are "expert roboticists" who summon robots to fight Scott. They vowed to work together closely once the pair realized Ramona had been cheating on them with each other. The twins capture Kim Pine to lure Scott to them, pointing out in the meantime that Kim may still be in love with Scott. Scott defeats them and gets $79.95 for Ken, $74.95 for Kyle, and a $2 twins bonus (again all in coins) after defeating them. He also unlocks an achievement for defeating them simultaneously (which is available in the game). Kyle and Ken are played by Shota and Keita Saito respectively in the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, where they are instead DJs who engage Sex Bob-omb in a mystical amp battle during the semifinal round of the battle of the bands. They initially outclass Sex Bob-Omb by summoning "double dragon" animals from their amps, but are eventually defeated when Scott summons a Yeti by activating his distortion pedal.

7. Gideon Gordon Graves is the 7th evil ex, the series' main antagonist and the leader of the League of Ramona's Evil Exes and suggested to be Ramona's boyfriend previous to Scott, in New York City. He is mentioned several times throughout the series, but never seen fully until the end of Volume 3. He is the owner of "The Chaos Theatre" (a reference to EarthBound), in NYC and "GGG Heavy Industries," which is opening "Chaos Theatre Toronto". Ramona has also "worked" for him previously in an unknown capacity, and he eventually makes contact with Scott. There is also a small cat living at Ramona's house by the same name, though the cat is revealed to only be named as such by Ramona as a way of dealing with the breakup. Gideon finally appears in the last volume as an inventor and club entrepreneur who is opening a new club, The Chaos Theatre, in Toronto. He begins a relationship with Envy, promoting her new solo album and setting her debut up as his club's opening act. During this time, he meets up with Scott, who flees instead of fighting him, though their altercation is inevitable. He has apparent control over subspace, a side effect of his ability to induce "emotional warfare" via The Glow, which essentially traps people in their minds with their psychological issues, and using this allows him to literally be inside Ramona's head. He is also able to steal Scott's Power of Love katana, and proves to be a competent swordsman. Upon his defeat, he showers $7,777,777 (once more, in coins) over The Chaos Theatre. Gideon is played by Jason Schwartzman in the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, who also controls Ramona's head through the use of microchips. One of the ten secrets for Gideon was that "Gideon is very passive aggressive, and so he’s not overtly evil. He smiles a lot, just kind of 'kill ‘em with kindness,' but you can feel that it’s not sincere almost instantly." Schwartzman also stated that he really liked learning about this aspect of the character.[2]

Minor characters

  • Lynette Guycott is the drummer for the Clash at Demonhead, and has a (now severed) biomechanical arm. She can also teleport and is named after Plumtree's drummer Lynette Gillis and Tom Guycot from the video game of the same name. In the original book and in the video game, she has an affair with Todd Ingram, Envy's boyfriend. Lynette is played by Tennessee Thomas in the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. The film does not portray Lynette having an affair with Todd.
  • Hollie is Kim's 25-year-old co-worker and former roommate. She is described as nice, though she and Kim have a falling out after Kim learns that her boyfriend at the time, Jason Kim, cheated on her with Hollie.
  • Joseph is Hollie and Kim's 24-year-old, soft-spoken (but abrasive) gay roommate who owns recording equipment. He has a crush on Todd Ingram and finds Stephen Stills attractive. This leads him to help Sex Bob-omb record their album. By the end of the series, he and Stephen are revealed to be in a relationship together after Stephen realizes that he is gay and comes out.
  • The Boys!! And Crash!! (formerly Crash And The Boys) is another local band composed of Luke "Crash" Wilson, the former singer and guitarist, Joel MacMillan, the former bass player, and Trisha "Trasha" Ha, the former drummer. As with other bands in the story, they are named after a video game. After changing their name, the band learns an advanced technique which allows them to manipulate pure sound waves through hard work and willpower alone so that they no longer need to play instruments. They help Scott defeat Todd Ingram. In the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Crash is played by Erik Knudsen, Joel is played by Maurie W. Kaufmann, and Trasha is played by Abigail Chu. In the movie, however, Crash, Joel, and Trisha are incinerated by a stray fireball in Scott's battle against Matthew Patel.
  • Michael Comeau is a friend of Scott who, as stated by the books, "knows everybody (including you)." Based on Bryan Lee O'Malley's friend of the same name, a Toronto graphic artist. He has a ring which helps him identify people's names, which he claims to have obtained from the future. In the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Comeau is played by Nelson Franklin.
  • Sandra is a former classmate of Scott's and described as "kind of a ditz." In the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Sandra is played by Kristina Pesic.
  • Monique is another ex-classmate of Scott's, described as "kind of an ass."[citation needed] In the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Monique is played by Ingrid Haas.
  • Sara is one of Kim Pine's unpleasant former roommates.
  • Simon Lee is a figure from Scott's and Kim's past who used to date Kim and later kidnapped her. He resembles Gideon. However, it is revealed in volume 6 that this is only because Gideon was using subspace to alter Scott's memories and Simon Lee, in reality, looks nothing like Gideon. In the Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation shorts, Simon is voiced by Jason Schwartzman.
  • Tamara Chen is Knives' 17-year-old best friend and typically a rational foil to Knives' crazy plans and ramblings. In the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Tamara is played by Chantelle Chung.
  • Lisa Miller is an old high school friend of Scott and Kim's; and an actress in a Canadian soap opera, who is introduced in a flashback at the start of volume 2. She returns in volume 4, instigating one-sided sexual tension between her and Scott, causing Ramona to become jealous, despite Scott's ignorance of Lisa's advances. She and Scott later discuss why they never acted on their possible attractions to one another in high school, and through their discussion, Scott comes to terms with his feelings of genuine love toward Ramona. Lisa then moves to California to further pursue her acting career, and is given a big farewell dinner by the rest of the characters. In the Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation shorts, Lisa is voiced by Mae Whitman. Like Kim Pine, the name Lisa Miller was first used by Bryan Lee O'Malley in his short-lived comic strip "Style".[14] O'Malley created the idea of Mae Whitman voicing Lisa in the animated short.[21]
  • Scott is Wallace's gay best friend, who Scott Pilgim calls "other Scott". His last name is unknown. In the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, "Other Scott" is rewritten as Wallace's boyfriend and is played by Ben Lewis.
  • Jimmy was Stacy's boyfriend, until Wallace seduced him. In the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Jimmy is played by Kerr Hewitt (credited as "Kjartan" Hewitt in the film's credits).
  • Mr. and Mrs. Pilgrim are Scott's parents, featured in flashbacks in volume 2 and 3, and appearing in the present in volume 5, helping Scott move into his new apartment. His father appears to spoil Scott, which his mother chastises. O'Malley has suggested that the character "Vincent" in the short comic "Monica Beetle" (which originally appeared in the "Project: Superior" anthology) might be Scott Pilgrim's dad having "Pilgrim"-esque adventures in 1974.
  • Lawrence West is Scott's younger brother. He is first mentioned in volume 2, and appears in volume 5. He owns the bass guitar Scott uses. He wears glasses and has since he was 14. Scott later gets confused and mistakes him (and everyone with glasses in the end of Volume 5) for Gideon. His name is a reference to a subway stop in Toronto.
  • Jason Kim is a friend of Kim's who owns a car and helps her move to her place with Hollie. Scott never remembers who he is, but apparently he and Kim were dating at some point. Jason eventually cheats on her with Hollie.
  • Mr. Chau is Knives's father. Has a collection of antique samurai swords. His discovery that Knives had dated a white guy causes him to go on a rampage, hunting Scott down and attacking him with his samurai swords. Scott later gains his approval, prompting him to tell Knives that he will not mind if she dates another white guy in the future (his only spoken dialogue), but says it in Chinese, so consequently she does not understand. Mr. Chau appears in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game as an unlockable character that can be summoned to momentarily aid the player in combat; he is unlocked by encountering him on the overworld map and defeating him in combat.
  • Mobile is Wallace's boyfriend. He and Wallace meet while dancing at a club and the two are revealed to have been dating since Volume 3. He and Wallace move in together at the end of Volume 4 and he makes his first appearance in Volume 5. He is psychic and according to Wallace, he "attends business on the astral plane."
  • The Vegan Police are a group that appear briefly at the conclusion of Volume 3, shown to have jurisdiction over the actions of psychic vegans. Two of their officers (one wiry and Caucasian, the other resembling Budai[citation needed]) appear out of nowhere during a protracted battle between Scott Pilgrim and Todd Ingram and, as punishment for cheating on his vegan diet, strip Todd of his powers, allowing Scott to defeat him. In the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, the two officers are played (uncredited) by Thomas Jane and Clifton Collins Jr. respectively, and vaguely resemble the Andys from Edgar Wright's Hot Fuzz.[citation needed]
  • NegaScott is the dark "negative" side of Scott, a reminder of all the mistakes Scott has made in the past. Scott had been running from it for so long, which is partly why his memories are a bit inaccurate. When Scott encounters NegaScott in volume 6, Kim reminds him to stop running from his mistakes. Upon remembering Ramona, Scott stops fighting it and merges with it, restoring his memory. NegaScott is played by Michael Cera in the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. In the movie adaptation Negascott is revealed to be the ultimate film boss, and appears just as Scott defeats Gideon in similar fashion to the shadow clone final boss from the Double Dragon II kick and punch videogame from the 80s. However, Scott befriends NegaScott instead of fighting with him since he found out that they both "had a lot in common". NegaScott is an unlockable character in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game.
  • Winifred Hailey is a 16-year old actress who was due to star in a movie with Lucas Lee before he was defeated by Scott. In Free Scott Pilgrim, several poster images of Winifred come to life, apparently due to some ninja magic. They attack Scott who, being afraid of hitting girls, forces Ramona to use him as a puppet to fight them. When they are defeated, they burst into several free beverage coupons. In the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, she briefly appears on the film set at the Casa Loma, and is played by Emily Kassie.

Bands

(The names of all the bands in Scott Pilgrim have thus far been references to video games, with the exception of an unnamed band that plays during Volume 5 dressed up as skeletons.)

  • Sex Bob-omb is Scott's band with Stephen Stills (vocals and guitar) and Kim Pine (drums). The name refers to Bob-omb, a character from the Super Mario series and either the Flipper song "Sex Bomb", or Tom Jones' "Sex Bomb" song. They are an average band, neither wildly popular nor terrible, though the banality of later recording their album results in the band hardly ever playing gigs or practicing and thus getting rusty. In Scott Pilgrim vs. the World film, the music of Sex Bob-omb is provided by Beck.
  • The Clash at Demonhead is the band of Scott's ex-girlfriend Envy. The name refers to the NES game Clash at Demonhead, as well as recalling the punk band The Clash. In the film, their music is provided by Metric.
  • Sonic & Knuckles is Scott's first band, in high school with Kim Pine and Lisa Miller. It is named after the Sega Genesis game Sonic & Knuckles.
  • Crash and the Boys is another local band, whose songs are short as 0.4 seconds long. Its name refers to an NES game, Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge, localized from the Japanese Kunio-kun series. They later rename themselves The Boys!! And Crash!! in volume 3. In the film, their music is provided by Broken Social Scene.
  • Kid Chameleon is Scott's university band with Stephen Stills, Envy, and Young Neil's sister Stephanie, among others. It is named after the Sega Genesis game Kid Chameleon.
  • Shatterband is a band made up of Scott Pilgrim, guitar and vocals, and Kim Pine, drums, at the end of volume 6. Much like in Sex Bob-omb, Kim is shown shouting "We are Shatterband! ONE-TWO-THREE-FOUR!" at the beginning of one of their songs. As it turns out, the only two people who could be their fans, Knives Chau and Young Neil, have "developed taste" so they decide to play exclusively to Ramona's cat instead. This band is likely named after the NES game Shatterhand.

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