List of Final Destination characters

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Final Destination is an American horror franchise consisting of five feature films. There have also been ten novels, and two comic books composed of six issues in total. Each medium features a protagonist who experiences a premonition of himself/herself and several others dying in an accident (e.g. plane explosion, pile-up, etc.), only to escape the event together with a handful of characters moments before it turns into reality. The survivors die later on through a series of elaborate and often gory scenarios that frequently resemble Rube Goldberg machines in their complexity.

Despite depicting homicide, the series is noteworthy amongst others in the horror genre in that the "villain" of the movies is not the stereotypical slashers or beasts, but the entity Death itself (occasionally 'seen' as a fleeting shadow) which manipulates the environment in deadly ways with the intent of reclaiming the lives of the survivors (usually through warning premonitions).

As of Final Destination 5, there are 506 known deaths in the films, 183 known in the novels, and 754 known in the comic books. Counted deaths only include those who perished in the protagonist's initial premonition (referred to as Death's List) and those who died along the survivors. Characters are listed according to the medium they were shown, and are arranged by chronological appearance. Unnecessary characters are excluded, i.e. they do not affect the protagonist heavily.

Final Destination[edit]

A screenshot from the film Final Destination showing the main characters of the film: Ms. Valerie Lewton, Billy Hitchcock, Carter Horton, Terry Chaney, Clear Rivers, Alex Browning, and Tod Waggner. These survivors are not only the first survivors enlisted in Death's List, but also are the pioneer survivors of the entire franchise.

Alex Browning[edit]

Further information: Alex Browning

Alexander Theodore "Alex" Browning is the protagonist of Final Destination, portrayed by Devon Sawa.[1] He is a senior student of Mt. Abraham High School and one of the students aboard Volée Airlines Flight 180.[2] He is the sixth survivor of Flight 180 to die.[3]

Alex was born in the fictional town of Mt. Abraham, New York to Ken and Barbara Browning.[4] In the film, Alex and the senior class of Mt. Abraham High board Flight 180, which is bound for departure from New York to Paris. While on board, he has an ominous vision of the plane exploding in mid-air. Subsequently, he and a few others were removed from the plane before it explodes. Two FBI agents, Agent Schreck and Agent Weine, interview the survivors afterwards and believe that he is a suicide terrorist. While attending the memorial for the victims, he is placed under inspection and develops a relationship with Clear Rivers. Tod Waggner dies afterwards, leading him and Clear to William Bludworth, a mortician who knows more about Death than anyone else. Later that night, he comprehends that Death is claiming back their lives which should've been lost on the plane, and is attacking them according to the order of their deaths on the plane. He and Clear attempt to save the remaining survivors, but eventually fail with the exception of Carter Horton. Realizing a mistake in the order, he rushes to Clear, finding her inside a car trapped by livewires. He sacrifices himself by touching the wires to let her escape, yet survives. Soon in Paris, the film ends with Carter saving him from a falling neon sign, which kills Carter instead.[5] In the alternate ending of the film, Alex and Clear had sex, resulting in Clear's pregnancy. Later on, he dies of the electrocution while saving Clear. Nine months later, Clear gives birth to their son Alex Browning Jr. and reunites with Carter, safe in the knowledge that they defeated Death.[6][7] Similarly in Final Destination 2, Clear exposes to Kimberly Corman that Alex died when a dislodged brick bludgeons him;[3] however, a former version of the script reveals the brick replaced a ceiling fan that fell and stuck in Alex's head.[8] Alex is also mentioned in Final Destination 3 and appeared via archive footage in Final Destination 5.[9][10]

Barbara Browning [edit]

Barbara Browning is the mother of Alex Browning in Final Destination, portrayed by Barbara Tyson.[1] She is the wife of Ken Browning.

Barbara lives in Mt. Abraham, New York with Ken and Alex.[4] In the film, she and Ken prepare Alex' baggage before he is escorted by Ken to the airport. Later on, she comforts Alex during his interrogation with Agent Schreck and Agent Weine, as well in the memorial for Volée Airlines Flight 180.[5] In the alternate ending of the film, she and Ken guide Clear Rivers on her pregnancy after Alex' death. They also help her in raising their grandson Alex Browning Jr.[6][7]

The surname of the character, along with her family, comes from American director Tod Browning, who directed both horror classics Dracula and Freaks.[11] Barbara Tyson was hired after the final script was finished, coincidentally having the same name.[6][11]

Ken Browning [edit]

Kenny "Ken" Browning is the father of Alex Browning in Final Destination, portrayed by Robert Wisden.[1] He is the husband of Barbara Browning.

Ken dwells in Mt. Abraham, New York with Barbara and Alex.[4] In the film, he and Barbara prepare Alex' baggage before he escorts Alex to the airport. Later on, he comforts Alex during his interrogation with Agent Schreck and Agent Weine, as well in the memorial for Volée Airlines Flight 180.[5] In the alternate ending of the film, he and Barbara direct Clear Rivers on her pregnancy after Alex' death. They also help her in raising their grandson Alex Browning Jr.[6][7]

The surname of the character, along with his family, comes from American director Tod Browning, who directed both horror classics Dracula and Freaks.[11]

Tod Waggner [edit]

Tod Waggner is one of the survivors in Final Destination, portrayed by Chad Donella.[1] He is a senior student of Mt. Abraham High School and the best friend of Alex Browning. He is the first survivor of Flight 180 to die.[3]

Tod resides in Mt. Abraham, New York with his parents Jerry and Linda Waggner and his older brother George Waggner.[4] In the film, Tod follows Alex outside the plane to check on Alex under George's orders. After the plane's explosion, he is cross-examined by Agent Schreck. The Waggners blame Alex for George's death, and his friendship with Alex becomes distant. Later on, he gives the farewell speech in the memorial for the Flight 180 victims. While shaving at his house that night, leaks from his toilet cause him to tumble and slip onto his bathtub, consequently coiling his clothesline around his neck. Desperately trying to free himself by reaching the scissors on his shelf, Tod dies of asphyxiation. As a result, the Waggners detect this as a suicide of guilt, threatening Alex. Soon, Alex and Clear Rivers visit Tod's corpse inside the morgue of William Bludworth.[5] In Final Destination 2, Tod was mentioned during a backstory by Kimberly Corman. According to Kimberly, she was supposed to go home with her mother while grocery shopping when suddenly she witnesses a newsfeed concerning Tod's "suicide", separating her from her ill-fated mother who was shot afterwards during a carjack.[3] Tod's death was shown in x-ray format during the opening credits of The Final Destination.[12]

The character is named after American directors Tod Browning and George Waggner, who directed the horror films Dracula and The Wolf Man respectively.[11]

Brendan Fehr, famous for portraying Michael Guerin in the TV series Roswell, played George Waggner in Final Destination. Fehr's role is one of the 286 passengers who didn't follow Alex Browning and perished afterwards in the Flight 180 explosion.

George Waggner [edit]

George Waggner is a senior student of Mt. Abraham High School in Final Destination, portrayed by Brendan Fehr.[1] He is the brother of Tod Waggner.

George settles in Mt. Abraham, New York with his parents Jerry and Linda Waggner and his younger brother Tod Waggner. He and Tod have been friends with Alex Browning since childhood, and they had been classmates through high school since then.[4] In the film, George instructs Tod to escort Alex in the airport after Alex causes a commotion. The plane explodes afterwards, and he is incinerated among 286 others.[5] His death infuriated the Waggner household, accusing Alex of his death.[5]

The character is named after American director George Waggner, who directed the horror film The Wolf Man.[11]

Larry Murnau [edit]

Laurent "Larry" Murnau is a teacher in Final Destination, portrayed by Forbes Angus.[1] He is the appointed French teacher of Mt. Abraham High, and is in charge of taking the students to Paris, France aboard Flight 180.

Mr. Murnau is very intelligent and proficient in the French language, the reason the school selected him as the teacher to guide the students in their field trip to Paris.[4] In the film, while the students are being removed from the plane, Mr. Murnau follows to guard them; however, Ms. Valerie Lewton insisted him to stay on the plane while she guards them. The plane explodes afterwards, and he is incinerated among 286 others. His death affected Ms. Lewton the most, for she became guilty of sending him back inside.[5] Mr. Murnau was also briefly shown via archive footage in Final Destination 5.[10]

The surname of the character comes from German director F. W. Murnau, who directed the classic horror film Nosferatu.[11]

Carter Horton [edit]

Carter Horton is the rival of Alex Browning in Final Destination, portrayed by Kerr Smith.[1] He is the quarterback at Mt. Abraham High School, and is dating Terry Chaney. He was one of the students aboard Volée Airlines Flight 180 who was kicked off the plane due to his fight with Alex. Hence, if it wasn't for his actions, his other schoolmates would have died in the plane.[2] He is the fifth survivor of Flight 180 to die.[5]

Carter lives in Mt. Abraham, New York, and is very aggressive, competitive, and hot-headed, as proven by his inability to see Alex without starting a fight.[4] In the film, Alex had a vision of the plane exploding after take-off, killing everyone on board. Thinking Alex is pranking everyone, he begins a commotion which kicks them off the plane. In the aftermath, he shows continued hostility towards Alex, and is questioned by Agent Schreck. At the memorial, he tells Alex that he doesn't owe him and he is in charge of his own life. Later, he picks another fight with Alex, enraging Terry that leads to her demise. Since then, he becomes more concern about Death itself; nevertheless, he attempts suicide by driving recklessly and parking his car on railroad tracks, determined that he will have the final word in his life. Changing his mind, he narrowly avoids the train collision following Alex ripping his seatbelt to free him. Witnessing Billy Hitchcock's death onwards, he, Alex, and Clear Rivers (the remaining survivors) dine in Paris while chatting about their victory over Death. He fools around regarding Alex is still destined to die, helping Alex understand that it is not over. A parking sign inadvertently flings and breaks a neon sign, loosens it, and swings toward Alex. Though Carter intervenes, the neon sign swings back, crushing him.[5] In the alternate ending of the film, months after Alex' death, Carter, Clear and her son, Alex Browning Jr. reunite after realizing that they finally defeated Death.[6][7] In Final Destination 2, Carter was mentioned during a backstory by Rory Peters. According to Rory, he was supposed to enter a theater when suddenly he witnessed Carter's death nearby, disgusting him and preventing his own death when the theater involuntarily collapses and kills all spectators inside it.[3] Carter also appeared via archive footage in Final Destination 5, in which his death was also displayed in the death montage of the film.[10]

Dawson's Creek star Kerr Smith was cast as Carter. Smith identified him as "your typical high school bully who's life depends on anger" and even mentioned his fear against Alex for not having control of his own life.[7][13] The surname of the character comes from American actor Peter Horton, who starred as the protagonist Burt Stanton at the horror classic film Children of the Corn.[11] Smith's performance has received positive reviews from critics. Joe Leydon of Variety complimented his performance, saying that "Smith once again displays attention-grabbing screen presence in a secondary role."[11]

Terry Chaney [edit]

Theresa "Terry" Chaney is one of the survivors in Final Destination, portrayed by Amanda Detmer.[1] She is the girlfriend of Carter Horton. She is the second survivor of Flight 180 to die.[5]

Terry resides in New York. She is very sassy, but is rather compassionate toward her boyfriend Carter. At first, she was reluctant to go to Paris, but in the end joins Carter.[4] After the plane blows up in the film, Terry is ignored by Carter and has to deal with him continuously picking fights with Alex Browning. She is also inquired by Agent Schreck. One time, Carter sees Clear and Alex at a coffee shop and begins another commotion. She loses her temper over the disaster controlling the survivors' lives and Carter's inability to see Alex without picking a fight with him, angrily telling Carter to "drop fucking dead", unknowingly stepping in the path of a speeding bus.[5] In Final Destination 2, an image of Terry's corpse was shown at Officer Thomas Burke's monitor. Terry was also mentioned during a backstory by Kat Jennings. According to Kat, she was supposed to head into a bed-and-breakfast when suddenly the bus she was on rammed Terry. Grossed out, she goes home and avoids herself from a gas leak suffocation at the eatery that day.[3] Terry's death was shown in x-ray format during the opening credits of The Final Destination and briefly in the death montage of Final Destination 5, the latter wherein she also appeared via archive footage.[10][12]

Novice actress Amanda Detmer was cast as Terry. For her death scene, the crew used a lifecast of Detmer, which was filled with chocolate syrup as blood."[7][13] The scene was the first event filmed, since Detmer is scheduled for filming Boys and Girls with Claire Forlani and Freddie Prinze Jr.[7] The surname of the character comes from well-acclaimed American actor Lon Chaney, Sr., who starred as antagonist Erik in the classic silent horror film The Phantom of The Opera.[11]

Ali Larter, famous for portraying Niki Sanders in the TV series Heroes, played Clear Rivers in both Final Destination and Final Destination 2. Larter received mixed reception for her portrayal in both films.

Clear Rivers[edit]

Further information: Clear Rivers

Clear Marie Rivers is a character in both Final Destination and Final Destination 2, portrayed by Ali Larter.[1][14] She was a senior student at Mt. Abraham High School and one of the students aboard Volée Airlines Flight 180.[2] She is the only survivor of the Flight 180 disaster to live through the second film, intervening the new Death's List.[15] She is the seventh and last survivor of Flight 180 to die.[3]

Clear was born in Mt. Abraham, New York where her father died. Though her mother remarried, she was abandoned and became estranged in an early age.[4] While aboard Flight 180 in the film, Alex Browning warns everyone about his vision of the airliner exploding in mid-air, gaining no support except for Clear. She and Alex are removed from the plane along with five others, shortly before it blows up. After an interview with Agent Schreck, she is accompanied by Alex and Ken Browning to her house. At the memorial for the victims, Clear presents Alex a rose as gratitude. Tod Waggner unexpectedly dies, forcing her and Alex to visit William Bludworth, who claims about Death and its consequences. After Alex realizes that Death is coming back for the survivors, she and Alex plot to save the remaining survivors. Having successfully saved Carter Horton, Alex withdraws from the group. Not long after, her house experiences short-circuits, obliging her to flee with her car. The car is trapped by livewires, nonetheless Alex saves her and survives. Months later in Paris, Alex rethinks about their triumph over Death, in which she saves him from a speeding bus, yet also witnesses Carter's demise.[5] In the alternate ending of the film, Alex and Clear had sex, resulting in her pregnancy. Later on, Alex dies of the electrocution while saving her. Nine months later, she gives birth to their son Alex Browning Jr. and reunites with Carter, safe in the knowledge that they defeated Death.[6][7]

In Final Destination 2, Clear is revealed to be the only Flight 180 survivor left. She has committed herself to a mental institution to protect herself from Death. Route 23 survivor Kimberly Corman visits her and asks for her help to save the survivors of the Route 23 pile-up. Initially, she turns Kimberly down; however, she proves to be great help when she ushers Kimberly and Thomas Burke to Bludworth. Bludworth tells them that "only new life can defeat Death", and the infant of survivor Isabella Hudson may stop Death. Falling short on saving the remaining survivors, she, Kimberly and Thomas succeed on saving Isabella and her baby. Unfortunately, Kimberly discovers Isabella was not in Death's List, thus they are all still in danger. Understanding the situation, Clear locates Eugene Dix' room at the hospital. Finding him in an oxygenated room, she opens the door, loosening the plug of Eugene's defibrillator, creating a spark that caused a huge fire throughout Eugene's room, incinerating her and Eugene.[3] Clear's death was shown in x-ray format during the opening credits of The Final Destination and briefly in the death montage of Final Destination 5.[10][12]

Ali Larter, who starred in the 1999 film Varsity Blues, was cast as Clear. Larter defined her role as "that girl who has a lot of loss in her life and has fallen for herself, had made a life within that; an artist who lives by herself and holds to her grip for what the world has given her."[7][13] Larter's performance in Final Destination, earned her the Young Hollywood Award for a Breakthrough Performance by a Female[16] and a nomination from Blockbuster Entertainment Awards for Favorite Actress in Horror (Internet Only).[17] Larter also gathered mixed reviews among critics. Joe Leydon of Variety claimed that she "never seems to be entirely at ease in her part";[11] while Brett Gallman of Oh, The Horror! commended her for upstaging Devon Sawa's performance and carrying the film.[18] Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle noted Sawa and Larter's relationship, and they "make an appealing pair."[19] Larter's performance in Final Destination 2 was also criticized. Robert Koehler of Variety said that Larter was "cast little light";[20] while Robin Clifford of Reeling Reviews stated she was "giving the smart-ass edge her character needs".[21]

Valerie Lewton [edit]

Valerie "Val" Lewton, or simply Ms. Lewton, is one of the survivors in Final Destination, portrayed by Kristen Cloke.[1] Among all Flight 180 survivors, she externalizes her guilt most for causing the death of Larry Murnau. She stays behind to watch over those students who were forced out of the plane. She is the third survivor of Flight 180 to die.[5]

Ms. Lewton settles in New York, has a degree in Education, and is one of the supervisors for the field trip. In the film, Ms. Lewton volunteers to watch over the students exited from the plane, convincing Mr. Murnau to stay inside the flight. After the explosion, she attempts to escape the town to restart her life. Witnessing Terry Chaney's death, she hurries home to prepare her getaway. While packing her things, her cracked mug leaked vodka all over her floor and computer monitor, short-circuiting her computer and causing the monitor to explode, sending glass shards into her neck. The explosion blazes the trail of vodka, which instigated a vodka bottle explosion. Bleeding on the floor, she reaches for a hand towel; on the contrary, the towel sets off knives onto her. As Alex Browning arrives to help her, her oven explodes, stagerring a chair which pushed the knife deeper into her chest, killing her. The fire spreads and incinerates her whole house as Alex flees and Billy Hitchcock watches by.[5] In Final Destination 2, Ms. Lewton was mentioned during a backstory by Eugene Dix. According to Eugene, he was supposed to teach his class the next day when suddenly he was sent to Mt. Abraham High to substitute Ms. Lewton. Doing so, he avoided himself from a stabbing by his student that day.[3] Ms. Lewton's death was shown in x-ray format during the opening credits of The Final Destination and briefly in the death montage of Final Destination 5, the latter wherein she also appeared via archive footage.[10][12]

Kristen Cloke, Final Destination writer Glen Morgan's wife, was cast as Ms. Lewton.[1] Creating the Rube Goldberg effect for Ms. Lewton's death scene (which involves knives, alcohol, blood, and fire) was defined as the most difficult to plan according to the crew, producer Craig Perry stating that "it was very hard to generate an atmosphere of dread to create suspense out of scenes that are common."[7][13] The character is named after Ukrainian director Val Lewton, who directed the horror film I Walked with a Zombie.[11]

Seann William Scott, famous for portraying Steve Stifler in the American Pie film series, portrayed Billy Hitchcock in Final Destination. Scott's role was originally depicted as obese until Scott was cast[citation needed].

Billy Hitchcock [edit]

William "Billy" Hitchcock is one of the survivors in Final Destination, portrayed by Seann William Scott.[1] He is accidentally caught between the brawl of Alex Browning and Carter Horton, resulting in his removal from the plane.[2] Billy is the fourth survivor of Flight 180 to die.[5]

Billy resides in New York. A main target of Carter's bullying, he usually travels by bicycle.[4] In the film, Billy is trapped between the fight of Alex and Carter, leading to his exit from the plane. Witnessing the demises of Terry Chaney and Valerie Lewton, he listens to Alex' theories about Death while inside Carter's car. Carter halts his car in the middle of a railroad, in which Alex saves Carter before the train crashes with his vehicle. Shocked by Carter's survival, he insults Carter's threats onto him, unaware of a shrapnel from the car's wreckage decapitating him.[5] In Final Destination 2, Billy was mentioned during a backstory by Officer Thomas Burke. According to Thomas, he was supposed to join his partner at a robbery when abruptly his chief ordered him to clean up the remains of Billy, avoiding the shoot-out that killed his partner.[3] Billy's death was shown in x-ray format during the opening credits of The Final Destination 4 and briefly in the death montage of Final Destination 5.[10][12]

Seann William Scott, star of the 1999 film American Pie, was hired as Billy. Scott laughed at his role, claiming that he "is lacking some social skills, has quite a few friends, and is like the tag-along."[13] Initially, Billy was pictured as overweight, but the writers eventually changed it for Scott.[7] The surname of the character comes from well-acclaimed British film director Alfred Hitchcock, who directed the psychological thriller film Psycho. It featured the death of Marion Crane, regarded as the "best death scene of all time".[11][22]

Christa Marsh [edit]

Christa Marsh is a student in Final Destination, portrayed by Lisa Marie Caruk.[1] She is a senior student in Mt. Abraham High School, and is the best friend of Blake Dreyer.

Christa lives in New York, and is beside Blake frequently. Their classmate Tod Waggner has a crush on both of them, and Tod planned to make out with them while aboard the plane.[4] In the film, Christa and Blake asked Alex Browning to exchange seats with them because they want to sit together. Alex agrees, and moments later had a vision of the plane exploding in mid-air. Disregarding Alex' warnings, she is incinerated among 286 passengers. Later on, Alex prepares himself from facing Death, but learns that it wasn't his turn to die since he didn't exchanged seats with her and Blake unlike his premonition.[5]

The surname of the character comes from British actor Garry Marsh, who starred as Peter Craven in the crime thriller film C.O.D..[11]

Blake Dreyer [edit]

Blake Dreyer is a student in Final Destination, portrayed by Christine Chatelain.[1] She is a senior student in Mt. Abraham High School, and is the best friend of Christa Marsh.

Blake dwells in New York, and is around Christa often. Their classmate Tod Waggner has a crush on both of them, and Tod planned to make out with them while aboard the plane.[4] In the film, Christa and Blake asked Alex Browning to exchange seats with them because they want to sit together. Alex agrees, and moments later had a vision of the plane exploding in mid-air. Disregarding Alex' warnings, she was incinerated among 286 passengers. Later on, Alex prepares himself from facing Death, but learns that it wasn't his turn to die since he didn't exchanged seats with her and Christa unlike his premonition.[5]

The surname of the character comes from Danish director Carl Theodore Dreyer, who directed the classic silent horror film Vampyr.[11]

Agent Weine [edit]

FBI Special Agent Weine is an FBI agent in Final Destination, portrayed by Daniel Roebuck.[1] He is the partner and assistant of Agent Schreck.

Agent Weine lives in New York with Agent Schreck. They both work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.[5] In the film, he and Agent Schreck interrogate the survivors about the Volée Airlines Flight 180 explosion, especially visionary Alex Browning. At first, they thought that Alex was a suicide terrorist for knowing the plane explosion before it happens; later, they thought that he was a murderer for appearing in almost every survivor's crime scene. In the end, he and Agent Schreck chase Alex in the woods to subjugate him, yet they only reached him when he was thrown off from an explosion in Clear Rivers' house.[5]

The character is named after German director Robert Wiene, who directed the silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.[11]

Agent Schreck [edit]

FBI Special Agent Schreck is an FBI agent in Final Destination, portrayed by Roger Guenveur Smith.[1] He is the partner of Agent Weine.

Agent Schreck lives in New York with Agent Weine. They both work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.[5] In the film, he and Agent Weine question the survivors about the Volée Airlines Flight 180 explosion, especially visionary Alex Browning. At first, they thought that Alex was a suicide terrorist for knowing the plane explosion before it happens; later, they thought that he was a murderer for appearing in almost every survivor's crime scene. In the end, he and Agent Weine chase Alex in the woods to subjugate him, yet they only reached him when he was thrown off from an explosion in Clear Rivers' house.[5]

The character is named after German actor Max Schreck, who starred as Count Orlok in the horror film Nosferatu.[11]

William Bludworth[edit]

Further information: William Bludworth

William "Bill" Bludworth (portrayed by Tony Todd) is a funeral director in Final Destination, Final Destination 2, and Final Destination 5.[1][14][23] He is the owner of Bludworth Funeral Homes and has the most knowledge of Death and its forces or capacities.[3][5][10]

Tony Todd, famous for portraying the Candyman in the Candyman franchise, portrayed William Bludworth in Final Destination, Final Destination 2, and Final Destination 5. Additionally, Todd made a voice-over cameo in Final Destination 3.

In the film, Alex Browning and Clear Rivers sneak inside Bludworth's morgue to glimpse at Tod Waggner's corpse. He catches them in the act and offers his aid by explaining Death's rules: those who "cheat" Death will be revisited once more to claim back their lives which should've been taken. He also clarifies the capacity of Death's List: it kills the survivors by following the order they should've died before, and if unsuccessful recycles itself until everyone is executed.[5] In Final Destination 2, Bludworth is revisited by Clear, together with Kimberly Corman and Thomas Burke, to acquire more help. While de-accessorizing the corpse of Evan Lewis, he cites the balance of life: only new life can defeat Death.[3] Bludworth recurs in Final Destination 5, in which he also works as a coroner. Ominously watching the survivors, Sam Lawton confronts him for the deaths. In his defense, he declares that he is not Death itself but is only the "collector" of its victims. Needing assistance, Sam, Molly Harper, Peter Friedkin, and Nathan Sears learn Death's consequence: taking the life of another individual will grant them the victim's remaining lifespan.[10]

Tony Todd, who portrayed Candyman in the 1992 film Candyman, was cast as Bludworth.[1] Final Destination writer Glen Morgan initially wanted Todd for the role for his deep voice that will give the film an eerie tone.[7] Todd's performance in Final Destination has gained positive reviews among critics. Joe Leydon of Variety noticed how "Todd overplays with enough relish to position himself as a probable returnee for a Final Destination 2";[11] while Brett Gallman of Oh, The Horror! described Todd's wry and sinister portrayal "has crafted one of the genre's most memorable characters in recent memory."[18] On the other side, Todd's role in Final Destination 2 received mixed reviews among critics, most complaining about Todd's minimal screentime. Robert Koehler of Variety remarked that Todd's "single, distinctly flat scene" was wasted by the filmmakers;[20] while Gallman of Oh, The Horror! is enticed by Todd's role "whose purpose has still yet to be revealed in the franchise."[24]

Final Destination 2[edit]

A screenshot from the film Final Destination 2 showing the Route 23 survivors shortly after the pile-up (from left to right): Kimberly Corman, Tim Carpenter, Nora Carpenter, Officer Thomas Burke, Rory Peters, Eugene Dix, and Kat Jennings. These survivors are the second set of survivors enlisted in Death's List of the entire franchise. (Note that survivor Evan Lewis is absent from the cast shot since he was being interrogated in the other room beside them.)

Kimberly Corman [edit]

Further information: Kimberly Corman

Kimberly "Kim" Corman is the protagonist of Final Destination 2, portrayed by A.J. Cook.[14] She is a college student from White Plains, New York, and is one of the survivors of the Route 23 pile-up.[15] She is the seventh survivor of Route 23 to die.[25]

Kimberly was born in White Plains, New York to Michael Corman.[3][25][26] She is very close to her father, especially after her mother's death during a carjacking. She blames herself for what happened since she separated from her mother to watch a newsfeed about Tod Waggner's suicide.[3][26] She is attending college with her friends Shaina McKlank, Dano Estevez and Frankie Whitman, and was originally going to spend their spring break in Daytona Beach, Florida.[15] While driving, Kimberly had an ominous vision of a pile-up along Route 23, in which her SUV is rammed by a semi-trailer truck. After stalling her vehicle sideways, she and a handful of drivers avoid the pile-up which also kills Shaina, Dano, and Frankie. She and the other survivors are interrogated by Officer Thomas Burke, with her and Eugene Dix explaining how alike their experiences were with Volée Airlines Flight 180 and Alex Browning. Ignoring this, Evan Lewis dies, alarming the survivors of Death's presence. With Thomas' help, she consults Clear Rivers and William Bludworth, the latter claiming that birth will defeat Death. Though the other survivors meet their demises, she, Clear, and Thomas successfully save Isabella Hudson and her infant. Realizing Isabella is not in Death's List, she and Thomas see the deaths of Clear and Eugene. Although she sacrifices herself by driving a van into a lake for Thomas' safety, she is saved by Thomas and hands her to Dr. Ellen Kalarjian. Thinking they defeated Death, she and Thomas observes the death of Brian Gibbons.[3] In an alternate ending of Final Destination 3, a newspaper article reveals the fates of Kimberly and Thomas: an unmanned vehicle crashes through a hardware store they were at, inadvertently sucking them into a woodchipper.[25]

A.J. Cook, famous for portraying Jennifer "JJ" Jareau in the TV series Criminal Minds, portrayed Kimberly Corman in Final Destination 2. Cook dyed her hair to avoid confusion with Ali Larter and Sarah Carter.

The role of Kimberly was given to 1999 film The Virgin Suicides actress A.J. Cook. Cook described her role as "a very strong girl, very determined because her mother died a year earlier so she had to grow up quick."[27] Director David Ellis and producer Craig Perry were amazed by her sensitivity and vulnerability in her performance, and she was hired instantly.[28][29] To avoid confusion with Ali Larter and Sarah Carter (who plays Clear and Shaina, respectively), Cook was required to dye her hair brown for the role.[30] The surname of the character comes from American director Roger Corman, who directed the horror comedy film The Little Shop of Horrors.[31] Originally, Kimberly and Michael's surname was Burroughs (in honor of Canadian actress Jackie Burroughs, who starred as Kate Flynn in the acclaimed crime thriller film The Grey Fox), but the writers changed it in the script revision.[8] Cook's performance met mixed reviews among critics. David Grove of Film Threat panned Cook's acting, stating that "she’s no great actress, but she’s a real looker" and teased that "since when did a horror movie suffer from having two dumb blondes as leads", the other actress referring to Larter."[32] Robin Clifford of Reeling Reviews stated that "Cook was strident as the catalyst that sparks events with her premonitions of disaster and her fervent desire to cheat the Reaper";[21] while Brett Gallman of Oh, The Horror! claimed that Cook and Michael Landes were "serviceable as leads."[24]

Michael Corman [edit]

Michael Corman is the father of Kimberly Corman in Final Destination 2, portrayed by Andrew Airlie.[14]

Michael dwells in White Plains, New York with Kimberly.[26] In the film, he prepares Kimberly for her vacation with Shaina McKlank. Later on, he comforts Kimberly at the police station where Kimberly asks him information regarding her mother. Finally, he accompanies Kimberly in a picnic with Thomas Burke and the Gibbons family, wherein he witnesses the death of Brian Gibbons.[3] In an alternate ending of Final Destination 3, a newspaper article mentions Michael's grief for Kimberly's death.[25]

The surname of the character comes from American director Roger Corman, who directed the horror comedy film The Little Shop of Horrors.[31] Originally, Michael and Kimberly's surname was Burroughs (in honor of Canadian actress Jackie Burroughs, who starred as Kate Flynn in the acclaimed crime thriller film The Grey Fox), but the writers changed it in the script revision.[8]

Shaina McKlank [edit]

Shaina McKlank is a student in Final Destination 2, portrayed by Sarah Carter.[14] She is a college student heading for her spring break in Daytona Beach, Florida with Kimberly Corman.

Shaina resides in White Plains, New York.[26] In the film, she, Kimberly, and their friends Dano Estevez and Frankie Whitman travel by taking Route 23. En route, Kimberly has a premonition of a semi-trailer truck smashing her SUV, killing the quartet. As a result, Kimberly stalls her SUV sideways to halt other drivers. Consequently, Officer Thomas Burke separates Kimberly from her, Dano, and Frankie. While inside the vehicle, the same truck smashes the SUV, killing her, Dano, and Frankie.[3]

Dano Estevez [edit]

Daniel "Dano" Estevez is a student in Final Destination 2, portrayed by Alejandro Rae.[14] He is a college student heading for his spring break in Daytona Beach, Florida with Shaina McKlank.

Dano lives in White Plains, New York and is a weed user alongside his friend Frankie Whitman.[26] In the film, he, Shaina, Frankie, and Kimberly Corman travel by taking Route 23. En route, Kimberly has a premonition of a semi-trailer truck smashing her SUV, killing the quartet. As a result, Kimberly stalls her SUV sideways to halt other drivers. Consequently, Officer Thomas Burke separates Kimberly from him, Shaina, and Frankie. While inside the vehicle, the same truck smashes the SUV, killing him, Shaina, and Frankie.[3]

Frankie Whitman [edit]

Frankie Whitman is a student in Final Destination 2, portrayed by Shaun Sipos.[14] He is a college student heading for his spring break in Daytona Beach, Florida with Shaina McKlank.

Frankie settles in White Plains, New York and is a weed user alongside his friend Dano Estevez.[26] In the film, he, Shaina, Dano, and Kimberly Corman travel by taking Route 23. En route, Kimberly has a premonition of a semi-trailer truck smashing her SUV, killing the quartet. As a result, Kimberly stalls her SUV sideways to halt other drivers. Consequently, Officer Thomas Burke separates Kimberly from him, Shaina, and Dano. While inside the vehicle, the same truck smashes the SUV, killing him, Shaina, and Dano.[3]

Kat Jennings [edit]

Katherine "Kat" Jennings is one of the survivors in Final Destination 2, portrayed by Keegan Connor Tracy.[14] She is a businesswoman who survived the Route 23 pile-up. She is the fourth survivor of Route 23 to die.[3]

Known for her portrayal of the Blue Fairy in Once Upon a Time and Miss Watson in Bates Motel, Tracy portrayed the short-tempered Kat Jennings in the 2003 sequel.

Kat is a successful marketing consultant for a business firm, and has a steady relationship with her partner. Prior to the crash, she was scheduled for a client meeting at a local bed-and-breakfast when suddenly her bus hits Terry Chaney, averting her from a gas leak in the lodge.[3][26] In the film, Kimberly Corman had a premonition of Kat's SUV flipping 180° onto a log, crushing her. After Kimberly forestalls her from the pile-up, Kimberly and Eugene Dix warns her about Death while being questioned by Officer Thomas Burke. Initially, she discounts this; however, she attends the meeting for the survivors in Thomas' apartment. She also assists Clear Rivers in their unsuccessful rescue of Nora Carpenter. On the way to Isabella Hudson, she nearly bumps with Isabella's van, and plunges her SUV to a farm as well. Subsequently, she prevents herself from an impalement by a protruding PVC pipe. Trapped in her seat by a log, rescuers try to free her with the Jaws of Life, involuntarily triggering her airbag which impales her head to the pipe. Her dead hand drops a cigarette, which instigates to a chain reaction of Rory Peters' death.[3] In the original script, Kat is impaled when Mr. Gibbons sits on her bumper, activating the airbag.[8]

Keegan Connor Tracy, who starred as Dawn Bryerson in the 2002 film Blackwoods, portrayed Kat. Tracy claimed that "[Kat] doesn't really buy it at first, but pretty soon even her cynical attitude can't ignore the truth of the situation they're all in."[33] Producer Craig Perry described her casting as "full of energy" and "embodies the self-aware nervous energy of Kat Jennings." Perry also noted that Tracy "created a character that you kind of dislike intensely but you don't dislike so much that you don't understand why she is the way she is." Perry defined the role as "someone who is really so self-absorbed that without being overly malicious is incredibly rude and insensitive to the feelings of all those around her."[28][29] The surname of the character comes from English filmmaker Humphrey Jennings, who directed the documentary-style thriller Fires Were Started.[31]

Thomas Burke [edit]

New York State Police Trooper Thomas "Tom" Burke is one of the survivors Final Destination 2, portrayed by Michael Landes.[14] He is a highway patrol officer stationed in Westchester County, and is one of the survivors of the Route 23 pile-up.[15] He is the eighth and final survivor of Route 23 to die.[25]

One of the stationed police officers in the Route 23 sub-station, Thomas also performs secondary tasks such as police investigation and crime scene cleanup besides highway patrol. During a stake-out with his partner, he was reassigned to clean the remains of Billy Hitchcock, avoiding a fatal shoot-out which took his partner's life.[3][26] In the film, Thomas detains Kimberly Corman when Kimberly had a pile-up vision, wherein a log spears his car through his windshield. In the aftermath, he considers Eugene Dix and Kimberly's idea of Death, yet they fail on saving the survivors. He guides Kimberly to Clear Rivers, who pilots them to William Bludworth. Bludworth asserts that birth will defeat Death, hinting how Isabella Hudson can save them. Retrieving the survivors from his apartment, he salvages Isabella from Dr. Ellen Kalarjian after a series of deceases. He and Kimberly see the deaths of Clear and Eugene when Kimberly realizes Isabella is not in Death's List. Even though Kimberly sacrifices herself for his sake, he revives Kimberly, and they attend to a picnic with the Gibbons family to celebrate their survival, where Brian Gibbons passes away.[3] In an alternate ending of Final Destination 3, a newspaper article reveals the fates of Thomas and Kimberly: an unmanned vehicle crashes through a hardware store they were at, inadvertently sucking them into a woodchipper.[25] Without these details in the continuity, both Kimberly and Thomas are the only characters in the series to have most likely survived, even though no mention of them is made later on.

Michael Landes, who starred as Jimmy Olsen in the TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, was cast as Thomas. Landes defined him as "a real nice, decent guy who comes across this huge car accident [and] who is very intrigued to begin with" and as "the guy who bumps into the girl and he goes nuts as her protector."[27] Director David R. Ellis commented that he "just wanted to find someone who's young and who can relate to these kids. It wasn't an older guy, but [someone] still strong enough and yet sensitive." Ellis noted that Landes "brought this really good balance to his part."[29] Landes was cast a day after his audition, which caused flight schedule problems on his departure two days after and cancellation of his appointments.[28] The surname of the character comes from American actor Paul Burke, who starred as Detective Adam Flint in the police drama TV series Naked City.[31] Critics gave mixed reception to Landes' character. Brett Gallman of Oh, The Horror! claimed that Landes and A.J. Cook were "serviceable as leads."[24]

Isabella Hudson [edit]

Isabella Hudson is a pregnant woman in Final Destination 2, portrayed by Justina Machado.[14] Initially presumed as a survivor of the Route 23 pile-up, Isabella is not on Death's List.[3]

Isabella lives in New York with her husband Marcus Hudson, who impregnated her with a boy. While driving along Route 23, Kimberly Corman blocks her van, averting her from a pile-up on the highway. Soon after, she is apprehended by Deputy Steve Adams under Officer Thomas Burke's orders. While in jail, her water breaks; thus, Deputy Adams delivers her to the hospital. On the road, Kat Jennings' SUV almost crashes with her van; nonetheless, she arrives at the hospital with no harm. At the hospital, Kimberly has another vision of her physician, Dr. Ellen Kalarjian, strangling her. Thomas stops Dr. Kalarjian from disrupting her pregnancy, and she successfully delivers her son. Thinking they defeated Death as her infant interfered the Death's List, Kimberly has another vision of her swerving her van to avoid the crash; hence, she is not part of Death's List at all.[3]

The surname of the character comes from American actor Rock Hudson, who portrayed Tony Wilson in the sci-fi thriller film Seconds.[31] Originally, Isabella's surname was Cruz (in honor of Mexican actor Ernesto Gomez Cruz, who starred as Don Ru in the acclaimed thriller drama film Midaq Alley), but the writers changed it in the script revision.[8]

Eugene Dix [edit]

Eugene Dix is one of the survivors in Final Destination 2, portrayed by Terrence C. Carson.[14] He is a sarcastic school teacher who survived the Route 23 pile-up. He is the sixth survivor of Route 23 to die.[3]

An elementary professor, Eugene is rather sarcastic towards his environment.[3][26] Prior to the crash, he was substituting Ms. Valerie Lewton at Mt. Abraham High when surprisingly one of his students in his original school stabbed his substitute teacher during class.[3][26] In the film, Kimberly Corman had a premonition of Eugene's motorcycle crushing his torso after skidding in the highway. Although he dismisses his own theory about Death, he goes to the survivors' meeting at Thomas Burke's apartment. Witnessing Nora Carpenter's death, he steals Thomas' gun at open range to prove his control over life. His suicide fails (despite the gun was fully loaded), forcing the remaining group to flee to Isabella Hudson. On the way, Kat Jennings' SUV deflates and thrusts onto pipes, which punctures his lungs. Medics send him to the hospital, in which he helplessly watches the vents close, the tubes of his oxygen tanks snap, and the power plug of his defibrillator disengages after receiving a dose of anaesthesia. Numb by hypoxia, the machine's emergency mode activates and revitalizes him. Abruptly, Clear Rivers opens his door which completely detaches the plug, creating a spark that caused a huge fire throughout his room, incinerating him and Clear.[3]

Former Living Single star Terrence C. Carson was hired as Eugene. Carson identified his role as "a very by-the-book type of person but soon has a change of heart as the corpses begin to pile up."[33] The crew was enticed of Carson's casting, with writer Eric Bress mentioning how his "originally envisioned Woody Allen-type of character has got ten more times life than it ever had." "It's got ten times the personality, this charisma that T.C. brings to it...he's just such a great presence", he added. Similarly, producer Craig Perry was astonished of how Carson "can take the most absurd lines and deliver them in such grammatized form with his eyes and his deep rich speaking voice."[28] The surname of the character comes from American actor Richard Dix, who portrayed Yancey Cravat in the western film Cimarron.[31] Carson's performance was favorable among critics. Robert Koehler of Variety said that "Carson as skeptical Eugene energizes what had been a rote conception on the page";[20] while Andrew O'Hehir of Salon.com claimed that "Carson, with his 1953 Harlem jazz-poet look, is especially good as the cool, cynical black guy who falls to pieces at the mere appearance of a woman's severed head in his lap."[34]

Nora Carpenter [edit]

Nora Carpenter is one of the survivors in Final Destination 2, portrayed by Lynda Boyd.[14] She is the mother of Tim Carpenter who survived the Route 23 pile-up. She is the third survivor of Route 23 to die.[3]

A widow living alongside her son Tim, Nora's husband died three years before the accident.[3][26] In the film, Kimberly Corman had a premonition of Nora's car smashing head-on to a log, killing her and Tim. Snubbing Eugene Dix and Kimberly's theory about Death, she is devastated as soon as Tim dies. Her distress is attested by her exit from the group meeting at Thomas Burke's apartment. While inside an elevator with Eugene, her ponytail is entangled by prothestic limbs of an old man, described as "man with hooks" by Thomas. Scared by death, her neck is trapped by the lift doors as she leaves. To free her, Eugene and the old man drag her head inward, whereas Clear Rivers and Kat Jennings pull her body outward. As the lift rises, the forces of pull deteriorate her, decapitating her head.[3]

The surname of the character comes from American director John Carpenter, who directed the legendary horror film Halloween.[31] Originally, Nora and Tim's surname was Kesner (in honor of American actress Jillian Kesner-Graver, who starred as Andrea in the slasher film Trick or Treats), but the writers changed it in the script revision.[8]

Tim Carpenter [edit]

Timothy "Tim" Carpenter is one of the survivors in Final Destination 2, portrayed by James Kirk.[14] He is the son of Nora Carpenter who survived the Route 23 pile-up. He is the second survivor of Route 23 to die.[3]

Ever since the death of Tim's father three years before the accident, Nora is intensely protective of him.[3][26] In the film, Kimberly Corman had a premonition of Nora's car smashing head-on to a log, killing him and Nora. Ignoring Eugene Dix and Kimberly's theory about Death, he and Nora go to his dentist appointment the next day. While there, he is infused with laughing gas and left by the dentist due to emergency reasons, wherein a plastic blowfish almost chokes his numb mouth. As he and Nora leave the clinic, Kimberly and Thomas Burke warn them about "pigeons". In compliance, he shoos several pigeons near a pavement; one which blinds a construction worker, releasing a wide glass pane from a crane directly above Tim, crushing him.[3]

At first, Tim was envisioned to be 7 years old; nevertheless, he was depicted as 15.[28] The surname of the character comes from American director John Carpenter, who directed the legendary horror film Halloween.[31] Originally, Nora and Tim's surname was Kesner (in honor of American actress Jillian Kesner-Graver, who starred as Andrea in the slasher film Trick or Treats), but the writers changed it in the script revision.[8]

Rory Peters [edit]

Rory Peters is one of the survivors in Final Destination 2, portrayed by Jonathan Cherry.[14] He is a drug addict who survived the Route 23 pile-up. He is the fifth survivor of Route 23 to die.[3]

An underrating stoner, Rory traveled to Paris, France prior the accident, in which he evades a theater collapse when he notices the demise of Carter Horton.[3][26] In the film, Kimberly Corman had a premonition of a garbage truck ramming Rory's automobile. Primarily, he retreats from the survivors' scheme of Death; even so, he appears at the meeting in Thomas Burke's apartment. As the remaining group flee to Isabella Hudson through Kat Jennings' SUV, the vehicle plunges to a farm. While Eugene Dix is carried to the hospital, he pulls Brian Gibbons away from a newsvan's path and surrenders all of his addictions to Kimberly. Likewise, the carcass of Kat drops a cigarette on the fuel leakage of the newsvan, detonating it and launching a barbed wire fence, trisecting him.[3]

"What I think was surprising on him was that from all of the humor he's involved and his sort of itchiness that he has with Kat, there is some moments where he reveals how vulnerable he really is and so the shield comes down and right in there you're really becoming symphatetic to Rory. You like him at first cause he's the funny guy, but then you care about him because you realize that there's a place that humor comes from that we all share."

— Craig Perry emphasizing the vulnerability beneath Rory Peters in Final Destination 2.[28]

Jonathan Cherry, who was recently cast as Rudy Curien in the 2003 film House of the Dead, was hired as Rory. Cherry mentioned that "[Rory's] arc goes from, 'I don't really care at all', to 'Oh my God, this is really happening!'"[33] Writer Eric Bress was impressed by him, claiming that "Cherry is awesome, awesome casting cause he's just so funny and the way he delivers his lines. It's like 'Oh yeah. That's good! That's better!'" In the script, Bress said that Rory was his favorite character to write since "he's great comic relief, he's got a drug problem, he's funny, and he's all that."[28] The surname of the character comes from American actor Brock Peters, who starred as Thomas Robinson in the thriller drama film To Kill a Mockingbird.[31] Cherry's performance received mixed reviews from critics. Robert Koehler of Variety said that "Cherry offered some dry comic balance as the requisite stoner dude among the survivors";[20] while Andrew O'Hehir of Salon.com exclaimed that "Cherry nicely underplays his canned role as the Spicoli-esque drug burnout, achieving the movie's one moment of real pathos when he asks Kimberly to destroy his paraphernalia and porn -- 'anything that'd break my mom's heart.'"[34]

Evan Lewis [edit]

Evan Lewis is one of the survivors in Final Destination 2, portrayed by David Paetkau.[14] He is a lottery winner who survived the Route 23 pile-up. He is the first survivor of Route 23 to die.[3]

Before long he claims his prizes from a lottery win in the film,[3][26] Kimberly Corman had a premonition of Evan's new car obliterating a log truck's oil tank, engulfing him in flames until a semi-trailer truck runs him over. After he is released by Detective Suby, he goes home to eat. Unsuspectingly, a fridge magnet drops into his noodles; nevertheless, he heats it in the oven while he is pan-frying mozzarella sticks, receiving calls, and testing his newly bought watch and ring. His oven sparks from the magnet, startling him and releasing the ring against his sink drain. As he reaches for the ring, his watch makes him obstinate as the sticks flare. Though he repels the fire with his shirt, the pan falls and burns his apartment. Finally, he yanks his hand free, uses his extinguisher, smashes the windows, and escapes before his apartment blasts. His escape ladder lands him safely on the ground; however, he slips on an old spaghetti (which he threw beforehand) and lurches. The ladder plummets inches from his eye, but impales him when it completely falls. In a moment, the survivors analyze the coverage of his death, warning them of Death's presence. Soon, Kimberly, Thomas Burke, and Clear Rivers visit William Bludworth, who de-accessorizes his cadaver before cremation.[3]

The surname of the character comes from American director Herschell Gordon Lewis, who directed the "first" splatter film Blood Feast.[31] Originally, Evan's surname was Schaeffer (in honor of American editor Chester Schaeffer, who edited the classic horror film The Tingler), but the writers changed it in the script revision.[8]

Brian Gibbons [edit]

Brian Gibbons is a teenage farmer in Final Destination 2, portrayed by Noel Fisher.[14] Initially not in Death's List, Brian's death is interfered by Rory Peters, incorporating him to the List.[3]

The son of a wealthy farmer, Brian resides near the 180 Mile Marker of Greenwood Lake, New York.[3][26] After the SUV of Kat Jennings crashes to their farm in the film, Brian panics while aiding Kat. Out of the blue, Rory tugs him away from a speeding newsvan's lane, unknowingly appending himself in Death's List. This is verified when the propane tank of his barbecue grill erupts him into smithereens during a picnic amid his parents, Thomas Burke, Michael and Kimberly Corman.[3]

The surname of the character comes from Irish art director Cedric Gibbons, who worked as production designer on 1940's cinematic adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.[31]

Ellen Kalarjian [edit]

Dr. Ellen Kalarjian is a physician in Final Destination 2, portrayed by Enid-Raye Adams.[14] Previously considered by Kimberly Corman as a murderer, she revitalizes Kimberly and Thomas Burke.

Dr. Kalarjian works at the Lakeview Hospital of Greenwood Lake, New York.[3][26] In the film, Kimberly had a premonition of Dr. Kalarjian "choking" Isabella Hudson, preventing Isabella from childbirth. On the other hand, she is requested by Isabella's obstetrician at the hospital. Without prior notice, Officer Thomas Burke immobilizes her as Isabella gives birth. Soon after, the room of Eugene Dix blows up, prompting her to move a crash cart among victims. Moments later, she resuscitates Kimberly and Thomas from drowning in Greenwood Lake.[3] In an alternate ending of Final Destination 3, a newspaper article states that Dr. Kalarjian signed the death certificates of Thomas and Kimberly.[25]

Final Destination 3[edit]

Wendy Christensen [edit]

Main article: Wendy Christensen

Wendy "Wen" Christensen is the protagonist of Final Destination 3, portrayed by Mary Elizabeth Winstead.[35] She is a senior student from McKinley, Pennsylvania, and is one of the last riders of Devil's Flight.[36] She is presumably the tenth and final survivor of Devil's Flight to die.[9]

Wendy lives in the fictional town of McKinley, Pennsylvania with her sister Julie Christensen. A senior student of McKinley High School, she is prone to paranoia and is considered as control freak among her colleagues. Her anxiety much displayed during her entrance to the roller-coaster Devil's Flight, to which she is comforted by her boyfriend Jason Wise.[37] While at stall in the film, Wendy had an ominous vision of the coaster crashing into ground, with her train derailing and smashing herself head-on the tracks. After causing a commotion, she and other students witness the remaining riders (Jason, Carrie Dreyer and 5 others) fall to their deaths. Distressed by the loss, she is determined to abandon the town until she realizes the significance of her photographs as hints on the survivors' endurance (including herself and Jason against a tree backdrop wearing her graduation tee). With the aide of Kevin Fischer, Wendy fails on rescuing the others, with the exception of Ian McKinley, Julie and Kevin. Distraught by the casualty of Erin Ulmer, Ian prevents Wendy from escaping her death by fireworks at the Tri-Centennial, but ends up causing the demise of himself. Five months later, Wendy, Kevin and Julie simultaneously travel by Train 081. After futile efforts, Wendy belatedly warns everyone about their impending doom on the railroad, leaving their fates unknown.[9] In the alternate version of the film, Wendy ignores the coin toss and exits the ride with Jason, Carrie and Kevin, perceiving the deaths of those who remained on board. The film ends and their fates are explained via teleprompter.[25] In the first alternate ending of the film, Wendy and Julie carefully carry an injured Kevin away from Ian's corpse, oblivious of her broken camera ominously capturing their shot, suggesting their continued trial.[25] In the second alternate ending, Wendy's initial premonition of Train 081 is established as reality after the viewer is given an option to investigate the deaths of Kimberly Corman and Thomas Burke.[25]

Winstead, 2007

In the DVD features, it is revealed by James Wong that he originally intended for Wendy to be a "perky blonde". Alexis Bledel was also revealed to have tried out for the role. Winstead, who had previously auditioned for the previous two films, eventually won the role as she brought emotion and character that impressed Wong and Morgan.

Winstead's performance was met with generally positive reception among critics. James Berardinelli says she "does as competent a job as one could expect in these dire circumstances."[38] Felix Gonzalez, Jr. speaks positively of Winstead and Merriman's performances, saying "the film is not entirely unwatchable. Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ryan Merriman are likeable in the lead roles."[39] Frank Ochieng also calls Winstead a "passable leading lass"[40] and TheDailyMacabre even goes on to say "Winstead is a stronger lead than A.J. Cook".[41]

Louis B. Hobson however criticizes her and Merriman's performances, saying "Merriman and Winstead have basically two emotions. They're either grieving or terrified."[42] Waffle Movies adds "the performance is too much", likening her performance to "the person who shows up to a Halloween costume party wearing a formal evening gown.".[43] The surname of the character comes from Benjamin Christensen, director of Häxan.

Julie Christensen [edit]

Amanda Crew originally auditioned for the role of Erin but instead got the role of Julie who is Wendy's younger sister. Final Destination 3 was also Amanda Crew's film debut.

Julie Christensen is the younger sister of Wendy in Final Destination 3, portrayed by Amanda Crew. They studied in McKinley High School with Julie's friends Perry Malinowski and Amber Regan. She is the eighth survivor of the Devil's Flight roller coaster derailment to die.

Julie is very brassy but revealed moments of sincerity when needed. After the roller coaster crashes, she shown less concern to Wendy on Jason's loss. Julie later appeared on Ashley and Ashlyn's funeral. After Julie left with her friends to the tricentennial, Wendy attempt to find the next survivor before Erin and Ian but noticed Julie, who was wearing her charm bracelet earlier, and one of her friends is on the roller coaster. Wendy began to contact Kevin to find her in the tricentennial. When Wendy drives to the tricentennial, Kevin sees Julie but she continuously ignores him as Kevin began following her. Meanwhile, two pranksters scares a horse tied to a post with fire crackers which causes it to run through the tricentennial. Kevin catches up to Julie, but is caught with a rope by a horse and began dragging her around the tricentennial. Kevin manage to cut the rope before she is impaled by a harrow as Wendy arrives. But they soon realize that her friend in the coaster was Perry, who was impaled by a flagpole. Wendy, Kevin and Julie attempt to escape the tricentennial before they were confronted by Ian, who is bisected by a cherry picker. Five months later, Julie was reunited with her sister Wendy at a subway train along with Kevin but Wendy suffers a premonition that the train they were riding was going to crash. Their attempts to stop the train was ineffectual, leaving Julie, Kevin and Wendy's fates ambiguous.

The surname of the character comes from Danish film director Benjamin Christensen, who directed the 1922 Danish silent horror film Häxan.

Jason Wise [edit]

Jason Robert Wise is the boyfriend of Wendy Christensen in Final Destination 3, portrayed by Jesse Moss. He is the best friend of Kevin Fischer.

Jason resides in McKinley, Pennsylvania. He's dating Wendy and friends with Kevin and Carrie Dreyer. In the film, Wendy began to freak out that the coaster is going to crash, resulting a fight of the other students. Jason demands to get off the ride to check on Wendy but the operators didn't gain their attention from the fight. Before he could gain their attention, the passengers from the coaster began to shout, forcing the operators to start the ride. After the security banned the students off the ride, Wendy witnessed Jason is still in the coaster and attempted to save him but the guards take her outside. Afterwards, the roller coaster crashes, killing Jason, Carrie and the other passengers on board. Eventually his death devastates Wendy, who became guilty when she couldn't save him. In the DVD version, along with Carrie, Jason survives following Wendy's alternate premonition if the coin is set to tails.

The surname of the character comes from American film director, producer and editor Robert Wise who directed 1963 British horror film The Haunting.

Carrie Dreyer [edit]

Carrie Dreyer is the best friend of Wendy Christensen in Final Destination 3, portrayed by Gina Holden. She is the girlfriend of Kevin Fischer.

Carrie resides in McKinley, Pennsylvania. She dated Kevin and became friends with Wendy & Jason Wise. In the film, Wendy began to freak out that the coaster is going to crash which starts a fight of the other students. After Wendy and the other students were banned from the coaster, the passengers from the coaster began to shout, forcing the operators to start the ride. Afterwards, the roller coaster crashes, killing Carrie, Jason and the other passengers on board. Like Wendy, Kevin starts feeling guilty over Carrie's death and reveals his intentions to propose her. In the DVD version, along with Jason, Carrie survives following Wendy's alternate premonition if the coin is set to tails.

As with the character of Blake Dreyer, the surname of the character comes from Danish director Carl Theodore Dreyer, who directed the classic silent horror film Vampyr.[11]

Kevin Fischer [edit]

Kevin Fischer is a character in Final Destination 3, portrayed by Ryan Merriman.[35] He was a senior student at McKinley High School and one of the students aboard Devil's Flight.[2] He is the ninth survivor to die.[9]

Kevin was resided in McKinley, Pennsylvania and dated Carrie Dreyer. He, Carrie and his friends Wendy and Jason are at the carnival for their senior field trip before they went to Devil's Flight. Before the ride starts, Wendy began to freak out when the coaster is going to crash after she witness her premonition earlier. He tried to calm her down before he was in a large fight with Lewis who was irritated on Wendy's actions. After he, Wendy and the others were taken outside before the coaster crashed in reality, He researched and discovered the Volée Flight 180 disaster and convinced Wendy that the events were reoccurring with them. Wendy disregards his story and flee. After Ashley and Ashlynn died, Wendy seeks help from Kevin to save the other survivors. After the other survivors died from their fates, He is nearly killed by a grill explosion but Wendy and her sister Julie manage to save him. The next five months he is reunited with Wendy and Julie at a subway train. But when Wendy suffers a premonition that the train is going to crash; Kevin, Julie and Wendy began to panic and attempt to stop the train but the train is in motion, leaving Kevin, Wendy and Julie's fates ambiguous.

Ryan Merriman, the actor in The Ring Two, was cast in Final Destination 3 as Kevin Fischer alongside Winstead who portrays Wendy Christensen.[44] Felix Gonzalez, Jr. speaks positively of Winstead and Merriman's performances, saying "the film is not entirely unwatchable. Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ryan Merriman are likeable in the lead roles."[39] Louis B. Hobson criticizes him and Winstead's performances, saying "Merriman and Winstead have basically two emotions. They're either grieving or terrified."[42]

Ashley Freund and Ashlyn Halperin[edit]

Ashley Freund and Ashlyn Halperin were the survivors of the Devil's Flight roller coaster derailment in Final Destination 3, portrayed by Chelan Simmons and Crystal Lowe. They were the "ditzy" girls and best friends in high school. They were the first and second survivors to die.

Ashley and Ashlyn both studied together in high school at McKinley, Pennsylvania. They were being constantly harassed by Frankie Cheeks before the ride. Frankie sat behind them in the roller coaster, intending to film them with his camera. They left the coaster when they saw the students fight after Wendy realized that it is going to crash. Before preparing for graduation, they tried to help Wendy, who was depressed and grieving, by inviting her to a tanning salon. After visiting the salon, Ashley disregards to throw her shake out and enters the room with Ashlyn. After entering the room, Ashlyn changes the air conditioning's temperature, while Ashley browse for music in a shelf, though she consequently pulled the shelf loose and sets her shake on a table, under a VAC. As they were using the tanning beds, Ashley's shake secretes and drips on the VAC, causing it to malfunction. The air conditioning causes a coat rack to fall against a plant and the loosed shelf. When Ashley and Ashlyn began to emerge from the tanning beds, the shelf falls and slides on the openings, trapping them both as the VAC began to increase its temperature. As the girls began screaming for help and attempt to get out, the beds overheat and burst, burning them both alive. In the DVD version, only Ashlyn manages to get out of the tanning bed, leaving only Ashley trapped in it. However, as Ashlyn attempts to rescue her, both are later electrocuted.

The surnames of the characters come from directors Karl Freund, cinematographer of 1931 horror film Dracula and Victor Halperin, director of independent film, White Zombie.

Perry Malinowski [edit]

Perry Malinowinski is the friend of Julie Christensen and Amber Regan in Final Destination 3, portrayed by Maggie Ma. After Julie, she later reveals to be the sixth survivor of the Devil's Flight roller coaster derailment to die.

Perry was resided in McKinley, Pennsylvania. In the film, she briefly appeared in the amusement park with Julie and Amber, at school and at the funeral of Ashley and Ashlyn. After Perry and her friends went to the tri-centennial celebration, Wendy realizes that her sister Julie was on the coaster and a friend, either Perry or Amber sitting next to her. As Wendy arrives at the tri-centennial, a frightened horse began dragging Julie around the tri-centennial but Kevin saves her before she is killed. As the guards began to settle the horse down and tied it to a flagpole, Perry and Amber arrive as Wendy convinces her sister on the person sitting next to her on the roller coaster. As Perry, who revealed to be sitting next to Julie on the coaster, realizes this, the horse loses control, breaking the flagpole which dispatches towards the group. As Perry stood up, the flagpole impales her.

Amber Regan [edit]

Amber Regan is the friend of Julie Christensen and Perry Malinowski in Final Destination 3, portryed by Ecstasia Sanders. When Julie and Perry survive the roller coaster derailment, she is not in Death's list.

Amber was resided in McKinley, Pennsylvania. In the film, she briefly appeared in the amusement park with Julie and Perry, at school and at the funeral of Ashley and Ashlyn. After Amber, Perry and Julie went to the tricentennial celebration, Wendy realizes that her sister is at the roller coaster and her friend, either Amber or Perry sitting next to her. After Wendy arrive at the tricentennial and save Julie, Amber and Perry run to Julie to comfort her. The person sitting next to Julie is revealed to be Perry as Amber, Julie and Wendy witnessed her death.

Lewis Romero [edit]

Lewis Romero is the survivor of the Devil's Flight roller coaster derailment in Final Destination 3, portrayed by Texas Battle. He is an athlete and the jock of the school. He is the fourth survivor to die.

Lewis settled in McKinley, Pennsylvania. He is very arrogant and competitive. In the film, Lewis started a commotion with Kevin after Wendy freak out that the coaster is going to crash. After an argument, Lewis fights with Kevin along with Ian, forcing the security to banned them from the ride as it crashes. As the survivor die from their accidents, Kevin and Wendy visits Lewis at the school gym and convince him of his fate but Lewis disregards their warning as Kevin tried to explain on the two persons after Ian and Erin. While Lewis was working at a bow-flex machine, one of the weight lifters knocks over a bear statue's claw which hits the other weight lifter who drops the weight, staggering two displayed swords, cutting the wires of the weights at the machine. Thinking he isn't destined to die, Lewis lifts the machine one more time but unbeknownst to him of the weights, which falls and crushes his head. In the DVD version, his death became early due to Wendy taking another look at his photo.

The surname of the character comes from American director George A. Romero, who directed the 1968 zombie film Night of the Living Dead.

Frankie Cheeks [edit]

Frankie Cheeks is the survivor of the Devil's Flight roller coaster derailment in Final Destination 3, portrayed by Sam Easton. He is the school alumnus and a pervert. He is the third survivor to die.

Frankie was resided in McKinley, Pennsylvania. He is very foolish and deviant. He settled in high school and have a sexual harassment over women, especially Ashley and Ashlyn. In the film, Wendy freaks out that the coaster will crash. While the other students began fighting, Frankie follows Ashley and Ashlyn, who were both fed up from the fight, following the other survivors. Eventually when Wendy and Kevin stop by at a local restaurant, a beer truck rams through Kevin's truck, trapping them. As they attempted to escape, a truck began rolling down the hill towards them. Kevin attempted to force a driver in front of them to move but the driver rebuffs him and Wendy manage to back up the couple's car to move. As the truck was running close to them, Kevin manage to kick off the windshield and escapes with Wendy as it crashes to his truck, discharging a motor fan out and hurls to the driver's car, truncating the driver's head. As Wendy and Kevin investigates, the driver turns out to be Frankie. It is later revealed that the way Frankie and the other survivors die were hidden in Wendy's photos, that was taken to the amusement park earlier. In the DVD version, Frankie survived his fate by Kevin if the viewers wishes Wendy to honk the horn once more. However, after another harassment, Frankie is arrested shorty afterwards.

The surname of the character comes from Douglas Cheek, director of 1984 horror film C.H.U.D.. Although actor Sam Easton misspelled his character's surname to "Cheeks" during his audition, it was credited in the closing credits of the film.

Ian McKinley [edit]

Ian McKinley (portrayed by Kris Lemche) is one of the survivors of the Devil's Flight roller coaster derailment and serves as the secondary antagonist in Final Destination 3. He is the seventh survivor to die.

He studied in McKinley High and dated Erin Ulmer. He is very skeptical, sarcastic and intelligent. He was supposed to die on the Devil's Flight roller coaster crash. When he and Erin were at the coaster, Wendy, who witnessed the premonition, began to freak out causing a large fight between Ian, Kevin, and Lewis. They were thrown out of the ride as it crashes. After the survivors' deaths, Wendy and Kevin find him along with Erin at the hardware store. Before convincing them on their fates, Ian began to explain to them on the theory of Death. Before talking, house supplies began to fall onto Ian but Wendy and Kevin manage to save him, thus Erin was killed. Distraught by his girlfriend's death, he confronts Wendy and Kevin, after saving Julie at the town's tricentennial and attempted to flee. Believing that he was going to cause her death, Wendy and Kevin force him to stay away but Ian continues blaming her for Erin's death and his fate. A cart of fireworks fall over and bombarded towards the survivors and Ian which missed them. Believing that he wasn't destined to die, Ian accuses Wendy that she was next, unaware of a cherry picker which mounted a sign behind him, was knocked over by the fireworks earlier which falls onto Ian, bifurcating him. In the DVD version, Ian is completely crushed by the cherry picker, leaving nothing left of him.

One of the critics wrote in The Philadelphia Inquirer: "The characters are so loathsome, you're glad to see them go. Except for two: the goth couple Ian (Lemche) and Erin (Alexz Johnson). He's a cynical know-it-all, like Dennis Miller with black fingernails; she's like Parker Posey with raccoon mascara.."[45]

Erin Ulmer [edit]

Erin Ulmer is the survivor of the Devil's Flight roller coaster derailment in Final Destination 3, portrayed by Alexz Johnson. She is the school goth and the girlfriend of Ian McKinley. She is the fifth survivor to die.

She studied in McKinley High with her boyfriend Ian. Like Ian, Erin is very skeptical and sarcastic. When Wendy began to freak out on the roller coaster derailment, the students start a fight when Erin was slapped by Lewis earlier before the guards take them outside along with Erin before the roller coaster crash in reality. After the other survivors die from their accidents, Wendy and Kevin arrive at the hardware store where Erin is working with Ian. They began to convince them on their fates, which She and Ian began laughing at them with their jokes. Unbeknownst to them of a forklift which was started by a stack of supplies earlier, began to follow the group. The forklift punctures the shelf of supplies, which causes the fence posts to fall onto Ian before Wendy and Kevin manage to save him. After more supplies began to fall onto them, a wooden tile knocks over a fence post which punctures the bag of saw dust blinding Erin who promptly falls back onto the nailgun that Ian left earlier. The nailgun activates and discharges several nails into her head, infuriating Ian who began to accuse Wendy on her death. In the DVD version, Erin suffers the same fate but with pigeons flying over her while Ian fires a warning shot to frighten them away.

Canadian singer Alexz Johnson was cast in the third film as Erin Ulmer. One of the critics wrote in The Philadelphia Inquirer: "The characters are so loathsome, you're glad to see them go. Except for two: the goth couple Ian (Kris Lemche) and Erin (Johnson). He's a cynical know-it-all, like Dennis Miller with black fingernails; she's like Parker Posey with raccoon mascara.."[46] The surname of the character comes from Austrian-American director Edgar G. Ulmer, who directed the horror films The Black Cat and Detour.

The Final Destination[edit]

Nick O'Bannon [edit]

Nicholas "Nick" O'Bannon is the protagonist of The Final Destination, portrayed by Bobby Campo. He is a college student in McKinley, Pennsylvania, and is one of the survivors of the McKinley Speedway crash. He was the tenth and final survivor of the McKinley Speedway to die.

Nick was resided in McKinley, Pennsylvania. He studied college together with his girlfriend Lori Milligan and his friends Hunt Wynorski and Janet Cunningham. He and his friends were at a race track, for their college break. In the film, Nick had a premonition of a crash in the McKinley Speedway that killed several members of the audience and himself. He urges his friends to leave the speedway, inadvertently starting a commotion. He manage to get his friends and a few survivors out of the speedway before the disaster happens. He follows his visions to determine who will die next, but is only able to save his friends Lori and Janet. During the climax of the film, he saves the two girls and prevents a mall fire that triggers their deaths. Later, he comes to the realization that Death is leaving "red herrings" for them to be where it wants them to be, just before a truck crashes into the café they are in. After the deaths of Lori and Janet, Nick is thrown into a wall and crushed to death. The surname of the character comes from Dan O'Bannon who is known for co-writing Alien.

Lori Milligan [edit]

Lori Milligan (portrayed by Shantel VanSanten) is Nick's girlfriend and Janet's best friend. She believes that Nick is seeing visions after surviving the racetrack incident and tries to help him rescue the rest of the survivors. She goes with Janet to the mall after they think the list has run its course and is the only one to leave when Nick tells them that Death is still after them. An explosion occurs and as they try to escape, Lori is mangled in an escalator that has lost control and dies as she is sucked in and literally turns white (this becomes a reality in the alternate ending). This turns out to be another premoniton and Nick manages to save them by stopping the explosion. She dies with Nick and Janet when a truck crashes into the café they are in, causing her to be decapitated.

She is the ninth survivor of the McKinley Speedway accident to die. According to Nick's vision, she was originally supposed to be engulfed in flames alongside George. In the original alternate ending (where Nick commits suicide), she and Janet are at the mall where Nick says that Death is still after them but she and Janet do not believe him. As she finds this out, she cries as Janet tries to comfort her but then she finds a chain that had fallen down from a possible hook of a crane carrying something shaped like an elevator, then the elevator crushes her and Janet.

Hunt Wynorski [edit]

Known for his portrayal of Vince in What I Like About You, Nick Zano was chosen to portray Hunt Wynorski in The Final Destination.

Hunt Wynorski (portrayed by Nick Zano) is Nick's best friend and Janet's ex-boyfriend who escaped the race track. A skeptic of the pattern of Death's design, he instead relies on the flip of his lucky coin. While at the pool answering a phone call from Nick, a kid squirted water at him and messed up his phone. Hunt gets mad and took the water gun from him and tossed it behind a gate. Behind the gate was a lever controlling the draining in the pool and when he tossed the gun over, it shifts the lever down and starts sucking in the water. While relaxing by the pool, someone in the adjacent field hit a golf ball and it hit him on the side and he dropped his lucky coin, which was sucked down the drain. Hunt dived into the pool to find his coin, but in the process, the drain starts to suck on his swimming trunks from behind. Unable to move, Hunt lies underwater screaming for help as the draining pressure gets higher and higher until the pump from the outside explodes, drowning him and squirting his blood and organs all over the poolside, indicating that they were sucked out of his body through his anus. His lucky coin falls to the poolside in front of Nick.

He was the fifth survivor of the McKinley Speedway accident to die. According to Nick's vision, he was originally meant to die due to being crushed by reinforced concrete slabs and impaled by their rebars alongside Janet while Nick, Lori and George stare at them in horror. In his alternate death, his death takes a different and less gruesome course. After they survive the accident, Hunt said if they were really going to die, he would want to get laid before dying. This becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, as the last thing he did before dying was have sex.

Janet Cunningham [edit]

Janet Cunningham (portrayed by Haley Webb) is Lori's best friend and was forced to go to the race track instead of watching a movie like she had planned to. She was meant to be crushed under concrete stands alongside Hunt. She is nearly killed when her car floods with water at a car wash, but she escapes barely. She is seemingly killed at the movie theater when she refused to follow Lori and Nick. The screen explodes and impaled her with several shards of metal, however this turns out be another of Nick's premonitions which he manages to avert (but becomes a reality in the alternate ending and even Nick gets sucked in along with Lori). She dies with Nick and Lori when a truck crashes into the café they were eating at, getting crushed under the semi's large wheels.

She was the eighth survivor of the McKinley Speedway accident to die. According to Nick's vision, she was meant to be crushed under concrete stands alongside Hunt while Nick, George and Lori stare at them in horror. In the original alternate ending (where Nick commits suicide) Lori and Janet are at the mall where Nick says that Death is still after them but they do not believe him. As Lori finds this out, she cries as Janet tries to comfort her but then Lori finds a chain that had fallen down from a possible hook of a crane carrying a thing shaped like an elevator, then the elevator crushes the duo. The surname of the character comes from Sean S. Cunningham who is known for his work on the Friday the 13th franchise.

Andy Kewzer [edit]

Andrew "Andy" Kewzer (portrayed by Andrew Fiscella) is a mechanic who was watching the race on the day of the accident. Following Nick's disruptive actions, he and his girlfriend Nadia head out the race track. When the accident in Nick's premonition happens, Andy and the others witness Nadia's death, and he attends the memorial. Nick, George, and Lori attempt to help him but after he is nearly crushed into a cross-hatched fence, a CO2 tank explodes and flies into Andy, slicing the back half of his body through the fence.

He was the fourth survivor of the McKinley Speedway accident to die. According to Nick's vision, he was originally meant to die by being knocked over and having the back of his head impaled on a piece of broken bench. In his alternate death, his body does not sprout out like clay.

Nadia Monroy [edit]

Nadia Monroy (portrayed by Stephanie Honoré) is Andy's girlfriend. She is escorted from the race track and reprimands the group for their actions, but is killed when a tire flies out of the stadium and obliterates her.

She was the first survivor of the McKinnley race track accident to die. In an alternative version, she is killed inside the stadium when a flying shrapnel part slices her throat open. According to Nick's vision, she was meant to die by getting decapitated by a flying tire similar to her actual death.

Jonathan Groves [edit]

Jonathon Groves (portrayed by Jackson Walker) is an attendant of the speedway accident who wears a distinctive cowboy hat and boots. The other survivors didn't remember him at first because he was still injured in the accident and sent to a hospital, but it is later revealed that, by failing to ask him to move as he did in the premonition, Nick inadvertently saves his life. While at the hospital, Jonathan is nearly electrocuted when water drips from the floor above onto his heart monitor. He escapes but is then crushed by a tub crashing down from the floor above.

He was the sixth survivor to die. According to Nick's vision, he was meant to die when a flaming car flew from the race track and crushed him. In his alternate death, he is electrocuted to death by a high-voltage wire.

Samantha Lane [edit]

Samantha Lane (portrayed by Krista Allen) is a wife and mother of two boys. When Nick causes a stir about his premonition, she and her husband follow their sons out the speedway. Samantha and her husband later attend the memorial and thank Nick for he did back at the race track. During a trip to the salon, a rock, which was tossed at a lawn by one of her sons, is propelled through the air by a lawn mower and flies through her head.

She was the third survivor of the McKinley Speedway accident to die. According to Nick's vision, in the confusion, Samantha's family has been spared from the accident but she was crushed by an airborne engine.

Krista Allen as Samantha Lane in Final Destination 4

Carter Daniels [edit]

Carter Daniels (portrayed by Justin Welborn) is a racist redneck who was escorted out of the race track along with the other survivors. George refuses to let him return to the stadium to save his wife who is told to stay. While attempting to set a giant cross on George's front lawn on fire, his truck suddenly shifts into gear and a loose towing cable wraps around his ankle, dragging him along. The cable sparked flammable liquids, lighting Carter on fire and causing the truck to explode, blowing him to pieces with his severed head landing on George's lawn.

He is the second survivor to die. He is also the only survivor to have their surname revealed in the course of the film (via a news report on his death). He was supposed to die alongside his wife, Cynthia, when a race car door slices them in half.

Cynthia Daniels [edit]

Cynthia Daniels (portrayed by Lara Grice) is Carter's wife. She stays behind when Nick freaks out about the premonition. This causes her to die when the race track disaster occurs. In Nick's vision she dies by getting sliced in half alongside her husband, Carter.

George Lanter [edit]

George Lanter (portrayed by Mykelti Williamson) is a security guard who was working the stands on the day of the race track disaster. He escorted Nick and the others out due to Nick's disruptive actions. George is a good natured man who believes Nick and Lori about Death coming back to haunt them. After they save Janet from death he tries to take his own life due to the loss of his wife and child years ago, but is unable to do so. After he and Nick fail to rescue Jonathan Grove, George is hit by a speeding ambulance.

He was the seventh survivor of the McKinley Speedway accident to die. According to Nick's vision, he would have been killed in an explosion alongside Lori.

Final Destination 5[edit]

Sam Lawton [edit]

D'Agosto filming Final Destination 5 in Vancouver, October 2010.

Samuel "Sam" Lawton (portrayed by Nicholas D'Agosto) is the protagonist of Final Destination 5. He is an office worker of a company by the name of Presage (which is a synonym for vision) and a trainee chef, and has dreams of going to Paris to be an apprentice for his mentor. He has a girlfriend, Molly, whom he convinces along with his other fellow co-workers to leave the bus they are on after having a premonition that the bridge they are on is going to collapse. He then was convinced by mortician William Bludworth that Death is after them. He follows the order of the deaths in his premonition in order to determine who will die next. In the climax of the film, he tries to stop an enraged Peter from killing Molly by stabbing him in the back with a large skewer. He then realizes that he stole Agent Jim Block's life (whom Peter killed), and assumes that he cheated Death again. Two weeks later, he and Molly board a plane to Paris which is later revealed to be Flight 180 from the first film. He dies along with the other passengers when the plane explodes in midair.

Sam is the seventh survivor to die, and was revealed as one of the passengers who died in Flight 180. According to his vision, he was supposed to have been sliced in half by a metal grid while hanging onto a suspended guard rail.

The surname of the character comes from English actor Frank Lawton in the horror films The Devil Doll and The Invisible Ray. Nicholas D'Agosto described Sam in several interviews as "20's, handsome but unaware of it"[citation needed].

Peter Friedkin [edit]

Peter Friedkin (portrayed by Miles Fisher) is one of the North Bay Bridge Survivors and serves as the secondary antagonist of Final Destination 5. Becoming paranoid after witnessing the death of his girlfriend Candice, Peter learns from William Bludworth that death can be avoided by taking somebody else's life. He eventually decides that Molly has no more right to live than Candice did because she was never intended to die in the bridge collapse, and decides to steal her lifespan. His attempted murder is interrupted by Agent Block, whom Peter kills. Peter than attempts to kill Molly, as she is a witness, but is killed by Sam by being stabbed by a cooking skewer before he can follow through. He was the fifth survivor to die. In Sam's vision, he is hanging onto a guard rail with Sam when metal rods impale him through his back and head, and he falls onto a concrete slab, killing him. The surname of the character comes from William Friedkin who directed The Exorcist.

Molly Harper [edit]

Emma Bell in 2011.

Molly Harper (portrayed by Emma Bell) is Sam's girlfriend who breaks up with him because of his dreams of heading to Paris. In Sam's premonition, she survives the North Bay Bridge Collapse, leading him to believe she was not meant to die in the collapse and Death spared her. After learning that Death is after them, she tries to save their other fellow co-workers from dying, while rekindling her relationship with Sam. In the film's climax, Peter attempts to kill her, but she is saved when Sam stabs him with a meat spit. As a result, she is put on Death's list. Two weeks later, she, along with Sam, board a plane to Paris, not knowing that it is Flight 180. She is sucked out of the disintegrating plane and bisected by its left tailplane.

According to Sam's vision, she was not meant to die in the bridge collapse, but her death on Flight 180 technically makes her the sixth survivor to die. This is because, at the end of the film, it is revealed that Sam and Molly take the seats of the survivors of Flight 180 after they leave the aircraft. Specifically, Molly takes seat 23, which is the same seat that Clear Rivers was supposed to sit in, thus showing Molly took Clear's place in the Flight 180 explosion.

The surname of the character comes from actress and producer Jessica Harper, who portrayed Suzy Banyon in the Italian horror film Suspiria. Emma Bell described Molly in several interviews as "petite, cute, always puts others before herself and she tries to do what's best and what's right"[citation needed].

Candice Hooper [edit]

Candice Hooper (portrayed by Ellen Wroe) is a college student and varsity gymnast. She is also Peter's girlfriend. She dies when another woman steps on a screw that was on the balance beam and falls, causing a big bowl of powder to poof in Candice's eyes, resulting in her falling off the uneven bars and her body to pop through her skin upon her landing. Her death infuriates Peter to the point of being jealous towards Molly because she lived while Candice died.

She is the first survivor to die and is, chronologically, the first person to die in the Final Destination series. In Sam's vision, she fell off the bridge and was impaled on a sailboat mast. The surname of the character comes from Tobe Hooper, the director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

Olivia Castle [edit]

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood's portrayal of Olivia instantly made her a fan favorite character.

Olivia Castle (portrayed by Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) is a sexy, insensitive, and flirtatious woman who works at Presage Paper's local sales division. She is one of the Presage employees to go on the corporate retreat that got trapped by the bridge collapse. She is also one of Molly's best friends, and a rival to Candice. A few days after the North Bay Bridge Incident, she goes to a LASIK appointment to improve her vision. After a cup of water causes a surge, it leads to a coolant malfunction in the machine which causes it to discharge a powerful laser beam, injuring her. She manages to save herself, but after tripping on the dislodged eye of a stuffed bear, she falls six stories onto a car below. She is the third survivor to die. In Sam's premonition, a bridge rail drops; she slides on the rail, falls into the water and survives, but is then crushed by a falling car.

Isaac Palmer [edit]

Isaac Palmer is portrayed by P.J. Byrne. A somewhat shady character as well as a perversive womanizer, he has stolen items from his deceased co-workers following the bridge collapse. While at a Chinese spa getting acupuncture, Isaac narrowly avoids an increasing fire but a few seconds later his head is crushed by a Buddha statue. He is the second survivor to die. In Sam's vision he is crushed and drowned when the bus crashes into the water.

Dennis Lapman [edit]

Dennis Lapman (portrayed by David Koechner) is the boss of the employees that go on the corporate retreat and are subsequently trapped in the bridge collapse in the film. He doesn't seem to care much for his employees, as he forgets who Isaac is and disregards Olivia following her death. When Dennis arrives to confront the survivors about Roy's death, he is killed in a warehouse accident when a wrench is hurled into his face while Sam, Nathan, Molly, Peter and other factory workers stare at him in horror. He is the fourth survivor to die. In the premonition, he dies after being splashed by hot tar, melting his fingers, causing him to fall into the water.

Nathan Sears [edit]

Nathan "Nate" Sears (portrayed by Arlen Escarpeta) is Sam's friend, a supervisor at Presage, and a survivor of the North Bay Bridge Incident. After the incident, he continues to go on with his life and daily work. Nathan initially thinks he has cheated Death when he accidentally causes Roy's death, but later learns from a co-worker that Roy had an illness that could've killed him at any moment. Just after learning this, Nathan is crushed by the landing gear from Flight 180. In Sam's premonition, he is running towards safety alongside Dennis, but is killed when a flying support cable obliterates him.

He is the eighth and last survivor to die.

Roy Carson [edit]

Roy Carson (portrayed by Brent Stait) is a factory worker at Presage Paper, and a rival to Nathan. Even though he did not die in the North Bay Bridge collapse, he is accidentally killed by Nathan when he falls through a floor and gets impaled on a construction hook.

Agent Jim Block [edit]

Agent Jim Block (portrayed by Courtney B. Vance) is an FBI agent investigating the bridge collapse. Despite a lack of evidence, he continues to believe that Sam was involved in the incident. Agent Block is shot and killed by Peter while attempting to stop him from killing Molly. His death is the only one in the series to not directly result from having cheated Death's design.

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