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Top 10 Pitch Perfect Characters

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Top 10 Pitch Perfect Characters Subscribe: Shop: https://shop.WatchMojo.comcollections/msmojo-merchandise Script written by Nick Spake There are so many Pitch Perfect characters to choose from! We’ve included characters like John Smith & Gail Abernathy-McKadden, Cynthia-Rose Adams, Emily Junk, Bumper Allen, Beca Mitchell, Chloe Beale, Jesse Swanson, Benji Applebaum and more! Special thanks to our users Diana Ramirez and governmentfree for submitting the idea on our Interactive Suggestion Tool at

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Top 10 Pitch Perfect Characters

We love these awesome nerds! Welcome to MsMojo and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Pitch Perfect Characters.

For this list, we’re taking at our favorite aca-people from this musical comedy film franchise. Also, we’ll do our best to keep the aca puns to a minimum.

#10: John Smith & Gail Abernathy-McKadden

Played by John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks, the latter of whom also directed “Pitch Perfect 2,” these two characters were both a cappella singers back in their heydays. Now they act as commentators for the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, although their remarks are rarely constructive. The banter between John and Gail often ranges from overtly personal to downright offensive. You’d think they’d get fired for making such inappropriate comments, but we guess that’s part of the joke. Wrapped up in their own little world, it’s hard to tell if John and Gail like or loathe each other. One thing’s for certain, however: they’re at their best when together.

#9: Cynthia-Rose Adams

This soulful singer is just one of several newcomers who helps breathe new life into the Barden Bellas. Little is know about Cynthia-Rose at first, although Fat Amy never misses an opportunity to point out that she’s probably a lesbian. As she grows closer to her fellow Bellas, Cynthia not only clarifies her sexual orientation, but also reveals that she has a serious gambling problem. Like many of the characters in these movies, Cynthia easily could have come off as a onenote stereotype. Thanks to some witty dialog and Ester Dean’s performance, however, Cynthia manages to be much more. She really needs to learn to keep her hands off Stacie’s goodies, though!

#8: Benji Applebaum

This franchise might revolve around an all-female a cappella group, but some male characters are also given time to shine. Benji immediately wins us over with his wide-eyed optimism, adorkable charm, and skills as a certified illusionist. The Treblemakers, on the other hand, aren’t impressed and reject poor Benji. Once Bumper steps down as the group’s leader, though, Benji is given the chance to step up. While the Treblemakers might not win the national competition, Benji finally gets to perform in front of a live audience. We can’t think of a better song to accompany his public debut than B.o.B.’s “Magic.”

#7: Emily Junk

Introduced in “Pitch Perfect 2,” this plucky freshman has her heart set on following in her mother’s footsteps and becoming a Bella. Despite her eager personality and lovely voice, Emily can feel awkward and insecure in the presence of other talented singers. Being the new girl, she’s prone to mess up on occasion. Throughout her first year at college, however, Emily comes into her own and finds the confidence to fully embrace her gifts. Her songwriting abilities also help to secure the Bellas’ victory at the World Finals. With graduation on the horizon for the senior Bellas, Emily steps up as the group’s new leader, providing a flashlight that’ll usher in a bright tomorrow.

#6: Aubrey Posen

Aubrey possesses an angelic singing voice, but her projectile vomiting sometimes prevents her from sharing it with the world. As co-leader of the Bellas, Aubrey is determined to get the group back on track following a humiliating public display. Being such a tightly wound traditionalist, she’s unwilling to make the changes needed to help the Bellas flourish. Upon relinquishing control, though, the stress bearing down on Aubrey begins to wash away and she welcomes the Bellas’ new direction. Her authoritative nature later comes in handy when she becomes a leader at the Lodge of Fallen Leaves. She might not be perfect, but this character is further evidence that actress Anna Camp can do no wrong.

#5: Bumper Allen

How many antagonists can you think of who sing a cappella? The narcissistic leader of the Treblemakers, Bumper has a habit of throwing insults (and burritos) at the Bellas. Even when Bumper is at his jerkiest, Adam DeVine’s performance makes it hard to hate the guy. Although Bumper seemingly makes it big as a backup singer for John Mayer, he struggles to make ends meet in the sequel as a security guard. This is where we start to see a more humane side of the character, as he also comes to accept his feelings for Fat Amy. Despite his ups and downs, Bumper ultimately wins over the audience, as well as “The Voice” judges.

#4: Jesse Swanson

Jesse is basically the epitome of every cute guy you liked in college. He’s funny, sweet, understanding, loyal, and always available to offer emotional support. As if that wasn’t enough to give you a “toner,” he’s also a charismatic singer. Nevertheless, the cynical Beca is hesitant to date him. Fortunately, Beca eventually comes to her senses and realizes what a great guy Jesse truly is. She also realizes what a great movie “The Breakfast Club” is thanks to him. Jesse was sadly left out of “Pitch Perfect 3,” along with most of the other guys. Yet, we won’t forget about him anytime soon.

#3: Chloe Beale

This redhead has a highly outgoing personality, so much so that she’ll befriend you while singing in the shower. Of all the Bellas, Chloe is perhaps the most passionate about a cappella. It comes as a devastating blow when she’s diagnosed with vocal nodules, but once they’re removed, Chloe emerges with a new ability to hit the lowest of notes. Chloe is so dedicated to the Bellas that she earns super senior status three years in a row, staying on as co-leader with Beca. Given their close relationship, some fans have actually shipped Chloe and Beca together. “Bechloe,” or “Bhloe” as Fat Amy puts it, may never happen, but they’ve made some beautiful music together.

#2: Beca Mitchell

How could we have this list without the franchise’s main character? While actress Anna Kendrick started out young on Broadway, she took mainstream audiences by surprise with her singing chops in the first “Pitch Perfect.” Likewise, Beca is surprised to realize just how much she enjoys singing with the Bellas. She is initially reluctant to join the a cappella group, but soon develops a genuine friendship with each of the girls. Her mashup mixes additionally provide the Bellas with the unique voice they need to grow as a team. Beca thus rises up as the group’s leader, bringing them together in harmony. She’ll blow the audience away with nothing but her voice and some cups.

Before we get to our top pick, here are a few aca-honorable mentions:


Stacie Conrad

Lilly Onakuramara

#1: Patricia “Fat Amy” Hobart

A breakout role of sorts for Rebel Wilson, Fat Amy didn’t just steal the show in “Pitch Perfect.” She finished it like a cheesecake! This Australian Bella isn’t afraid to address the fact that she isn’t the thinnest girl on campus. She’s the kind of person who can take what some might consider a drawback and turn it into something empowering. Whether she’s performing on stage or hitting on a guy, she tackles everything with 100% confidence. You never know what’s going to come out of Fat Amy’s mouth, be it a hilarious one-liner or a rendition of “We Belong.” She’s aca-awesome in every respect, but whatever you do, don’t put her down for cardio.

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