Which QT characters do the Kill Bill characters remind you of?
I don’t think it was QT’s aim to make the bride’s personality different in each chapter depending on its style. I think that there are two distinct personalities that The Bride has. Arlene, who is both the ditzy liar and the brand-new assassin under Bill, as seen in Man From Okinawa, Massacre at Two Pines, and the beginning of the Pai Mei chapter. Then there’s Beatrix, the cold-blooded assassin in all the other chapters. I think that Face to Face, however, features a sort of fusion between the two. Arlene isn’t just her fake personality, but the bride before she became an assassin. She’s Beatrix in this chapter, but her maternal instincts give her more of a “normal” personality.
Beatrix reminds me of Jules (when they’re not yelling), Marsellus (in the way they use metaphor and dramatic exaggeration in their comments), Nice Guy Eddie (in the “why don’t you tell me what really happened” scene), and Jackie Brown just in her attitude. Beatrix the narrator reminds me of Mia talking about Raven McCoy’s backstory in Fox Force Five. The scene where she’s “interrogating” Buck reminds me of Butch beating up on Marsellus in the pawn shop.
Arlene reminds me of Mia, and that’s about it.
The combination of the two in Face to Face remind me of Marsellus, Jackie Brown, Mr. Orange, and Mia.
O-Ren reminds me of Jules (when they’re yelling), Marsellus (again, in her overdramatic demeanor and slow delivery) and Joe Cabot (the “swords however, never get tired,” and the “so you like to laugh and kid around, like a bunch of broads” strike me as similar).
Vernita reminds me of Jules and Jackie Brown in attitude, and Mia in the way she uses stupid, irrelevant metaphors to get her point across (“if I could go back in a machine…”)
Budd reminds me of Mr. Blonde, Mr. White, and Butch
Elle reminds me of Ordell (in the deleted scene where he takes Louis to the bar Jackie introduced to him, he acts like it was his own find. I find similarities in it to her snake monologue), and Mr. Pink (in the way they view both of their lives of crime as careers)
Bill reminds me of Marsellus in all of Volume 1. In volume 2, he reminds me of Mia, Mr. White, Mr. Pink, and Ordell (I wouldn’t be surprised if the superman/spider-man observation wasn’t originally his own).
So who do the Kill Bill characters remind you of?