List of The Mummy characters

List of The Mummy characters

The following is a selected list of characters who have appeared throughout the Mummy series (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor'). Main and minor characters are included.


The Mummy

Richard "Rick Ricochet" O'Connell

O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) is the central protagonist of the film. He served as the highest ranking American ever in the French Foreign Legion before becoming an adventurer. Evelyn and her brother Jonathan aid him in saving himself from being hanged early in the movie so that he can lead them to the ancient mummy city of Hamunaptra, as he is one of the few men to ever visit the city and return alive. After the boat they are using to traverse the Nile River is destroyed by the warriors tying to prevent the resurrection of the "creature", He leads them to Hamunaptra were they unearth the rotting corpse of imhotep. Later that evening after fending off another attack by the warriors known as the medjai, he watches as Evelyn accidentally awakens Imhotep. After a small scuffle with the plagues that come with unleashing imhoptep and the mummy himself he along with the remaining survivors flee back to Cairo. Unfortunately the mummy follows them and enslaves the population of Cairo to chase, and kill them. After being cornered he is forced to give up Evelyn and flee. Once he gets back to Hamunaptra, he battles imhoptep with no previel due to his invincibility, only with the timely help of Jonathan, and Evelyn does he manage to kill imhotep. Once imhotep is defeated however due to the handy work of an ex-soldier that served with him in the French foreign legion, turned mummy Hench man, Beni, Hamunatra sinks into the sand. Evelyn and Rick fall in love and kiss while riding off into the sun set with Jonathan in tow, unaware that the saddle bags on their camels are filled with looted treasure that Beni looted before Hamunaptra sunk into the sand.

Evelyn "Evie" Carnahan O'Connell

Evelyn Carnahan O'Connell (Rachel Weisz in The Mummy and The Mummy Returns, and Maria Bello in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor) is another protagonist, a clever, intelligent, but clumsy Egyptologyist in Cairo's Museum of Antiquities. She, along with Rick and her brother Jonathan, travel to the lost city of Hamunaptra, where she hopes to find a rare ancient book. When some Americans find a book (not the golden book of Amun-Ra, but in fact the Book of the Dead which gives life), Evie steals the book from the sleeping American Egyptologist and reads a page of it. This unintentionally resurrects the titular mummy, Imhotep. Imhotep wants to use her body to resurrect his long-dead lover, Anck-Su-Namun, and he takes Evie captive. Upon being rescued, she reads a page from the book of Amun-Ra, rendering Imhotep mortal. Rick then pierces Imhotep in the stomach. While he dies, he returns to his original undead form as a rotting corpse with the final parting words which Evie translates as "Death is only the beginning". Evie shows little fighting skill, but much bravery such as when she attempts to shoot a Medjai with Rick's gun, and fights Anck-Su-Namun. In the first parts of the film she thinks Rick is a "no good, complete scoundrel" and she "doesn't like him one bit". However, slowly, as the film progresses he gains her trust they eventually fall in love.

Jonathan Carnahan

Jonathan Carnahan (John Hannah) is Evelyn's (Evy) older brother. He is a thief of considerable skill with some knowledge in reading ancient Egyptian but is not very athletic. He is always being told by Rick what to do, and when he refuses Rick puts some muscle on to push his point. Jonathan also shown to have some skills in marksmanship, often holding his own against mummies when armed with a gun. He is the source of comic relief in the film, through his desire for treasure and irrepressible demeanor. He also has a slight distrust and disapproval of Americans and their wild attitude. He is the one who finds the Egyptian key with the map to Hamunaptura hidden inside. During the final battle, he takes control of Imhotep's guards and uses them to kill Anck-su-namun. However, he gets stuck on a word of the spell and Evy has to tell him what it is.

Ardeth Bay

Ardeth Bay (Oded Fehr) is a member of the Medjai, the Muslim descendants of the royal bodyguards. The Medjai are the Pharaoh's sacred bodyguards, a group who have watched over and guarded Hamunaptra for centuries. They are sworn to do all in their power to prevent the resurrection of Imhotep. Despite being an enemy of the protagonists as they begin digging, Ardeth Bay becomes an ally when it becomes apparent that they all must work together to stop Imhotep.

For over three-thousand years, the Medjai has silently guarded the decrepit city, either killing or scaring off all who found or approached it.

Bay’s first actual appearance in The Mummy was during the opening battle between an outnumbered team of French Foreign Legionnaires and wild Tuareg bandits, which took place in the ruins of Hamunaptra. He paid close watch on one of the soldiers: an American named Rick O’Connell, as he desperately fought the raging Tuareg.

Ardeth was also the narrator for the first parts of the first two films.

Gad Hassan

Gad Hassan (Omid Djalili) was the warden of Cairo Prison, where Rick O'Connell was to be hanged. He was bribed by Evy and Jonathan to release O'Connell with 25% of the profits from the Hamunaptra expedition. He comes along on the expedition with the intent to protect his investment. As soon as the expedition reaches the City of the Dead, Hassan's greed takes over and he wanders alone searching for valuables to take. In the ruins he comes across a mural with what looks like jewels carved into the shape of scarabs. In his preoccupation with prying off the jewels, he fails to notice that one slips from his pouch and falls to the floor. The jewel cracks open to reveal a scarab beetle that burrows into his shoe and begins eating its way up his body while Hassan screams in agony. He tears open his jumper to stop the bug, but he fails and the beetle goes into his brain. In his agony, he sprints off, shrieking and runs into a solid rock wall, killing himself. He is the second person to die right after the acid-trapped sarcophagus scene with the other group.

Beni Gabor

Beni (Kevin J. O'Connor) was a Hungarian thief who enlisted in the Foreign Legion and was part of the same unit as Rick O'Connoll. During an overwhelming attack by an army of desert nomads he fled into the City and closed the entrance, making him the only one besides Rick to have survived out of the unit.

Three years later, he leads a group of American grave robbers to Hamunaptra, also re-encountering Rick again on his own expedition. However, while there he becomes separated from Rick during the panic of the Locust Plague and encounters Imhotep. Imhotep nearly kills Beni before learning Beni could communicate with him in Hebrew, the language of the slaves in old Egypt. Imhotep recruits Beni to act as his henchman with the promise of gold. At the end of the film, Beni's greed becomes his demise as he unwittingly activates Hamunapta's self-destruct mechanism by setting a heavy bag of gold on it and is devoured by the tomb's flesh-eating scarab beetles. He was the last to die in "The American" group.

Dr. Allen Chamberlain

Dr. Allen Chamberlain (Jonathan Hyde) is an English Egypt expert who travels with a trio of Americans, their guide, Beni, and a number of native diggers to reach Hamunaptra.

Dr. Allen Chamberlain, was the most prudent person in his party when it came to searching the ruins of the city for artifacts. The three Americans that accompanied him were solely interested in attaining gold and jewels. Dr. Chamberlain knew of the booby-traps and lore that surrounded the City of the Dead. Although he was more than reluctant to open the chest containing the Book of the Dead he did anyways and was thus subject to the curse that entailed. Once Evelyn had mistakenly called Imhotep back to life, he screamed out against it as it would put his and the Americans' cursed lives at risk, but it was too late. Imhotep had begun to consume in the opening of the chest, consuming Burns first. Dr. Chamberlain had made it back to Cairo with the others, but separated himself from their group before Rick and the others could get him back to safety from the mummy's grip. He had begun to escape but instead ran into Imhotep, who had consummated the curse and assimilated Dr. Chamberlain's organs and fluids, leaving behind a dried husk in his clothes. He was also a possible survivor and ex-commander of the unit of French Foreign Legionairres that were killed at Hamunaptra.

Mr. Burns

A bespectacled American adventurer, Bernard Burns (Tuc Watkins) was one of the treasure hunters that made his way to the City of the Dead in search of treasure. Despite his bookwormish appearance, Burns was a skilled gunfighter with a M1911. He was present when the chest containing the Book of the Dead was opened, and because of this was a victim of the curse that sealed it. Burns was caught by the mummified Imhotep, who was brought mistakenly to life by Evelyn, who had read from the book. He was robbed of his eyes and tongue by the mummy, but was rescued by the Medjai before the mummy could do any more harm. The now-handicapped Burns made it to Cairo, where "Prince Imhotep" paid him a visit in his hotel room under the pretenses of purchasing the canopic jar that was in Burns' possession, but with the intent to finish consummating the curse, killing Burns. He was the first of The Americans to die.

Mr. Henderson

A stereotypical American cowboy, Henderson (Stephen Dunham) was one of the treasure hunters that made his way to the City of the Dead in search of treasure. His appearance was further emphasized by wielding a Colt Single Action Army revolver, and the habit of quick-drawing the weapon. Henderson was one of those present when the chest containing the Book of the Dead was opened, and because of this was a victim of the curse that sealed it. He escaped Hamunaptra with the others to Cairo, but later while guarding Evelyn's room, was attacked and drained of body fluids by Imhotep. He was the third of The Americans to die

Mr. Daniels

David Daniels (Corey Johnson) also is an American cowboy but though less overtly so than Henderson. He was one of the treasure hunters that made his way to the City of the Dead, looking for treasure. He uses two M1917 revolvers akimbo-style, and has a habit of wearing his coat only halfway. Daniels was present when the chest containing the Book of the Dead was opened, and because of this was a victim of the curse that sealed it. He escaped Hamunaptra with the others to Cairo. He was the fourth of The American party to survive until during the escape from the mind-controlled Cairo citizens,. During the escape from Cairo Daniels is jerked out of the back of the car and is traped by the mind- controlled Cairo Citizens. They part and Imhotep walks toward Daniels. Daniels tries to be spared by giving him the jar he had stolen from the chest. However Imhotep angry and furious drains Daniels body fluids while he screams[ off screen]. He was the 4th of the Americans to die. In the Novel By Max Allan collins it is said that Daniels knew he was going to be spared after Imhotep smiled as he produced the jar to him. However the scene of Daniels death in the novel is when a blood curdling scream echoes.


Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo) is the main antagonist of the first film and the title character The Mummy. In 1290 BC., Imhotep was High priest under the rule of Pharaoh Seti I. He began an affair with Pharaoh Seti's mistress, Anck-su-namun, and they murdered the Pharaoh when he discovers it. After doing so, they are discovered and Anck-su-namun commits suicide with the intention of having Imhotep resurrect her. He attempts to do so but is captured at Hamunaptra, and is punished by enduring the Curse of Hom Dai, a ritual that involved mummifying Imhotep alive with his sarcophagus filled with carnivorous scarab beetles. As a result of the curse, Imhotep was made an undead fiend with control over sand and other elements.

Three thousand years later, during an archaeological dig, Imhotep was accidentally unleashed and revived. After regenerating his body using the flesh and organs of the thieves who had taken his organs (in their canopic jars), he set about trying to resurrect Anck-su-namun again, this time using Evelyn for a sacrifice. Ultimately, Imhotep is defeated when his immortality is taken by the powers of the Book of Amun-Ra and he is impaled by a scimitar. As he decays back into his skeletal mummy form and falls into the pool from which he summoned Anck-su-namun's soul, Evelyn mutters "Death is only the beginning".

When he was regenerated, he gained several powers, some were: regeneration, invulnerability, turning himself into sand, and controlling the desert sands. During the first part of the movie, Imhotep displays a strong fear of common house cats. Ardeth Bay and Evy's superior explain that Imhotep will fear them until he is fully regenerated, cats being associated with the Guardians of the Underworld in Egyptian mythology.


Anck-Su-Namun (Patricia Velásquez) is the secret lover of Imhotep and the mistress of Pharaoh Seti I. She kills the pharaoh at the beginning of The Mummy after her affair with Imhotep, and then waits for Imhotep to resurrect her so they can continue their relationship. Anck-su-Namun appears only briefly in The Mummy, as she is undead like Imhotep, and she tries to kill Evelyn in order to become fully alive after her soul enters her decayed body. However, Jonathan takes command of the mummies of Seti's bodyguards and has them stab Anck-su-Namun to death in the climactic fight sequence.

The Mummy Returns

Richard "Rick Ricochet" O'Connell

O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) and Evelyn now have a son named Alex and live in an elaborate Baroque estate outside of London. When his only begotten son is kidnapped by sand bandits, O'Connell must race to thwart the rise of an even more powerful and returned again Imhotep. Through conversations with loyal friend Ardeth Bay, it is revealed that O'Connell is an immortal descendant of the Medjai, the race of ancients tasked with upholding the truce between the undead and the living. O'Connell struggles with the notion of his destiny to eternally battle mummies from all corners of the earth. In the end, O'Connell succumbs to his fate and is guided to the Oasis Pyramid where Imhotep is planning on uniting with the Scorpion King in unholy ecstasy. O'Connell rages his way through a bone chilling three-way battle that pits him between his two most ghastly foes and succeeds in destroying both of them singlehandedly. Moments later, Imhotep listlessly gives himself over to the Chasm of Anubis while O'Connell and family escape in a hot-air balloon.

Evelyn "Evie" Carnahan O'Connell/Princess Nefertiri

Evie O'Connell (Rachel Weisz) is now married to Rick and together they have a son named Alex. Through several flashbacks, Evie discovers that she is the reincarnation of Nefertiri, an ancient Egyptian princess and the daughter of Pharaoh Seti I. Because of this, she is also the guardian of the Bracelet of Anubis. She has been having dreams and vague recollections of her past life. Nefertiri is revealed to be the one who summoned the Medjai to help her father, who was being murdered by Imhotep and his lover, Anck-su-namun. Unlike in The Mummy, Evie seems to be quite skillful with sword and gun, and can hold her own against her enemies. It is due to the training of Rick and beginning to have Nefertitri's skills channeled through her.

Alexander "Alex" O'Connell

Alexander O'Connell (Freddie Boath) is the son of Evy and Rick O'Connell. When he puts on the Bracelet of Anubis, it reveals to him the path to the pyramid of the Scorpion King. He is captured by Imhotep's followers, and much of the film focuses on the attempts of his parents to rescue him. He has a witty and bratty attitude, but is good-hearted and intelligent far beyond his years, a trait his parents never hesitate to acknowledge. He is able to speak and read Ancient Egyptian better than Jonathan and is able to use the Book of the Dead to resurrect Evy when she is killed by Anck-su-namun.

Jonathan Carnahan

Jonathan Carnahan (John Hannah) is Evy's brother. He has a golden stick which is later revealed to be the Scepter of Osiris, a spear that can be collapsed into a sceptre, and is the only weapon capable of slaying the Scorpion King. He is still as greedy and comedic as in the first film, but has a girlfriend at the time that Imhotep's followers invade the O'Connell household. Though still clumsy, Jonathan seems to become much more agile than the first film, being able to block or dodge a large number of Anck-su-namun's blows, and even managed to punch her once. He claims to be a shooting champion and proves this when he saves Ardeth's life by shooting a goon that was about to kill him from behind during the fight on the oasis. He is upset by Evie's murder, and joins Alex in his plan to resurrect her with the Book of the Dead. He is surprised that Alex knows Ancient Egyptian and lets Alex perform the spell while he distracts Anck-su-namun. Alex gets stuck on the same word Jonathan got stuck on in the first movie, but he remembers what it is this time and informs Alex who finishes the spell and resurrects Evy defeating Anck-su-namun. He is the first to try to slay the Scorpion King, but Imhotep grabs it out of the air with a running leap. As he throws the spear, Jonathan comments on being a javelin throwing-contest champion, since his throw would have pierced the Scorpion King's right side if Imhotep had not interfered.

Ardeth Bay

Ardeth Bay (Oded Fehr) returns as an ally of the O'Connells. He goes through many trials to stop the release of the Scorpion King, but does not succeed, and unfortunately, the Scorpion King is released. He leads his people in a desperate battle against the Anubis Warriors that form the Scorpion King's army. He also possesses a pet falcon named Horus, which he uses to send messages to the other Medjai Tribes. Horus is later shot and dies. He is nearly killed from behind by a cultist, but is saved by Jonathan and heads off to gather the Medjai. He leads the Medjai in the battle against the Army of Anubis and survives.


Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo) returns as one of the two primary antagonists of the second film and once again serves The Mummy. Having been resurrected and freed from the resin he had been trapped in at the end of the first movie, Imhotep proceeds to seek out the Bracelet of Anubis, which was the key to finding the lair of the Scorpion King. The Scorpion King is an ancient warrior whose power Imhotep needs as he is still mortal. After finding the bracelet on the arm of Alex O'Connell, Imhotep captures the boy and uses him to find the lair of the Scorpion King.

Once Imhotep reaches the lair, he is robbed of his telekinesis, immortality, and other powers granted by the Curse of Hom Dai by Anubis. When the Scorpion King responds to Imhotep's summons, Imhotep tricks him into attacking Rick O'Connell. When Rick kills the Scorpion King and sends him and his army to the Underworld, the palace begins to collapse. Rick and Imhotep both nearly fall into a chasm that leads to the underworld, and grab onto the ledge. While Rick is rescued by Evelyn, Anck-Su-Namun leaves Imhotep to die to save her own life. After this betrayal, Imhotep, since the whole reason he came back is to be with his lover again, loses the will and reason to live, gives Rick and Evelyn a sad envious smile and willingly casts himself into the pit, thus ending his reign of terror once and for all.

He does not appear in the third film, only mentioned by Rick as "same mummy I put down twice". Ironically, he ends up having a nightclub in Shang-Hai named after him as a tribute by Jonathan Carnahan, who toasts him, saying, "Here's to you, princess. And Imhotep, may the bugger actually stay dead."

Meela Nais/Anck-Su-Namun

Anck-Su-Namun (Patricia Velásquez) has a vastly expanded role in this film. She is shown to be far more treacherous than in the first film, and even revels in her treachery, e.g. when she passionately kisses Imhotep atop the British Museum after she has kidnapped Alex O'Connell. Anck-Su-Namun's body was reincarnated as a woman by the name of Meela Nais, the name by which she is known before she allows Imhotep to have her past-life's soul enter her body to completely become Anck-Su-Namun.

Knowing that Evelyn was the reincarnation of her rival Princess Nefertiri, Anck-Su-Namun succeeds in killing her, but she is resurrected by her son Alex while Jonathan distracts Anak-Su-Namun. After Evelyn's resurrection, she battles Anak-Su-Namun and defeats her, forcing her to run away. As later revealed, Anck-Su-Namun loved Imhotep, but she was too frightened for her own life, leaving him to fend for himself as she ran off, only to drop into a pit of scarabs.

The Scorpion King

Mathayus, the Scorpion King (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson), is a seldom-seen character serving as one of the two primary antagonists of the second film, appearing at the beginning and in the climax. He was once a warrior who set out to conquer the world, but, having been defeated and driven into the desert, made a deal with Anubis in a bid for revenge, offering Anubis his soul if he was allowed to live and given the chance to destroy his enemies. After he carried out his vengeance, leading the indestructible Army of Anubis against his enemies, he was taken by Anubis and transformed into a massive centauroid scorpion-monster. He now dwells in a lost oasis, where it is said that any who defeat him in combat will gain control of his army. An ancient cult resurrects Imhotep in the belief that he is the only one powerful enough to defeat the Scorpion King. However, when the confrontation takes place, Imhotep is deprived of his powers, prompting him to trick the Scorpion King into fighting Rick to save himself. Eventually Rick kills the Scorpion King with the Spear of Osiris, sending the Scorpion King's army back to the underworld.


Izzy (Shaun Parkes) is O'Connell's oldest and closest friend and a part-time pilot. The two worked together on a tugboat operation in the Atlantic following their time spent in the trenches of World War I. Izzy is often brash and quick to anger, but O'Connell's particular brand of sarcasm and anger are known to steady him. Izzy also has a spotty history with Jonathan, who defrauded him out of an investment in leather manufacturing. O'Connell places unyielding trust in Izzy after his homemade hot-air balloon allows them to outrun Imhotep's attempt to eat them as a giant water face monster. Izzy rescues the protagonists at the end of the film in the same hot-air balloon and they sail off into the sunset.

The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor

Richard "Rick Ricochet" O'Connell

O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) has retired to a quiet life of fishing and motorcar driving in the countryside. He's bored with his wealth and status as the greatest adventurer alive. In a twist of fate however, his son, Alex Luke Ford ends up going to China and waking up the most terrifying mummies of the Orient. Thrilled to be a part of something exciting again, O'Connell and wife jump at the chance to join their 20 year old son on a quest for Shangri-La to quell the advancement of a revived all-mummy terracotta army. Along the way, O'Connell renews his immortality and fights evil Chinese nationalists with the help of his abominable snowmen friends. After the bloodthirsty mummy baddie, Emperor Han, turns into a dragon and escapes from certain death, O'Connell recruits the zombies inside the Great Wall of China to help him crush the terracotta army once and for all. At last, O'Connell and son, Alex (Luke Ford) put aside their familial squabbling and team up to whale on Han with O'Connell proving victorious again.

Evelyn B. O'Connell

O'Connell has remained married to Evelyn, played by Maria Bello in the 20 years between the sequels. She is an author and hat fancier.

Alexander Rupert O'Connell

Alex (Luke Ford) has grown into a dashing and curious man, much like his father. Unknown to his parents, Alex has left college and gone to China on a dig searching for a lost tomb. Alex eventually finds the tomb but is attacked. He unmasks his attacker to reveal a young Chinese girl. She escapes and Alex continues with the excavation of the tomb. His parents arrive unexpectedly in Shanghai and he is forced to explain what he has been doing. During a preview to the exhibition of the dragon Emperor the Emperor is resurrected and flees the museum. The O'Connell's pursue the mummy with the help of Lin, the girl who attacked Alex, and her Mother Zi Yuan.

Emperor Han

Emperor Han (Jet Li), also known as The Dragon Emperor Han, is the main antagonist of the third film and serves as The Mummy (he replaces Imhotep; the Mummy of the first two films). He was a ruthless warlord who desired immortality. To do so, he sought the sorceress Zi Yuan for the secrets of immortality. He orders his first in command, General Ming Guo, to never touch Zi Yuan, for he wishes her to be his queen. However, Zi Yuan has fallen in love with Ming Guo and, after making The Emperor immortal, wishes to live with him; in response, The Emperor has Ming Guo killed. It is shortly revealed that The Emperor was cursed once he was made immortal and turns into stone, as does his army. His body, however, is excavated by Alex O'Connell and placed in a museum, where he is revived through the intervention of General Yang. Once revived, he manages to find Shangri-la where he completes his immortality and gains shapeshifting powers. He then kidnaps Lin, the daughter of Zi Yuan, and goes to the site where he was excavated, where he revives his Terracotta Army and kills Zi Yuan in close combat. In the end, he himself is killed when stabbed through the heart by Rick and Alex O'Connell with two pieces of a dagger forged for the purpose of his destruction. He possessed control over The Five Chinese Elements (fire, water, earth, wood, and metal) shape-shifting, and invulnerability.

Although The Emperor's dynasty has been changed to The Han Dynasty for the film (as his title indicates), the character is loosely based on Qin Shi Huang, The First Emperor of China, from The Qin dynasty.

Zi Yuan

Zi Yuan (Michelle Yeoh) is a witch whom the Emperor sought out to receive the eternal life she knows of. She encountered Ming Guo, his general, who was sent to find her, and they fell in love. The Emperor forbade Ming Guo from touching Zi Yuan, but they defiantly embraced and she was impregnated with whom would grow up to be her daughter, Lin. After granting The Emperor his immortality, she wished to be with Ming Guo, but The Emperor instead had him killed. He then stabbed Zi Yuan, but not before she revealed that she had in fact laid a curse upon him that turned him and his army into stone. She managed to escape into the mountains where she was recovered by a yeti and taken to Shangri-La, where she became immortal and gave birth to her daughter. For the next 2,000 years they guarded the secrets of The Emperor until he was revived. The Emperor enters Shangri-La and lifts his curse, becoming fully immortal and gaining greater powers, and kidnaps Lin, taking her to where his body was found. Zi Yuan follows him with the O'Connells and sacrifices her own immortality to raise an army of The Emperor's undead enemies to combat his newly-raised terracotta army. She battles The Emperor in close combat where she is mortally wounded, but is able to provide Lin and The O'Connells a special dagger they use to destroy the Emperor.


Lin (Isabella Leong) is Zi Yuan's daughter and protector of The Dragon Emperor's Tomb. Born after the death of her father 2,000 years ago, Ming Guo, at the hands of The Emperor, Lin was raised in Shangri-La and kept young and immortal with the water there. She tries to stop Alex O'Connell from unearthing The Emperor's body, but she is stopped by Alex's partner Professor Roger Wilson, who is actually working to resurrect him.

She and Alex meet again in Shanghai where The Emperor is put on display, and she reveals Wilson's treachery and tries to stab The Emperor's corpse in the heart with the only dagger that can kill him before he is resurrected, only to find that the body she stabbed in the display's sarcophagus is a decoy and that The Emperor's body is concealed within the terracotta sculpture of him. The Emperor is revived, and Lin fails to kill him in the ensuing chase. She guides the O'Connells to Shangri-La in the Himalayas, summoning the aid of the yeti living there. She also develops feelings for Alex, but claims they cannot be together since once her immortality is revealed to him, she may never overcome the pain of watching Alex die of age as she lives forever, much like her mother did with her mortal father.

Soon The Emperor breaks into Shangri-La and becomes an immortal shapeshifter, kidnapping Lin and taking her to the site where he was unearthed. He raises his army and battles Zi Yuan, who had sacrificed both Lin's and her own immortality to raise an undead army to fight off The Emperor's. Meanwhile, Alex rescues Lin. The Emperor mortally wounds Zi Yuan, who tells Lin to go kill him. Lin, however, is despondent, making the O'Connells fulfill this wish. After The Emperor is defeated, the now-mortal Lin settles with Alex.

General Ming Guo

General Ming Guo (Russell Wong) was The Emperor's first in command and his closest friend. He was sent to find Zi Yuan, a sorceress who could grant The Emperor immortality, and he fell in love with her upon first sight. The Emperor ordered Ming Guo to never touch Zi Yuan, but they embraced, and he impregnated her with a daughter, Lin. For this treachery, Ming Guo was executed, but not before Zi Yuan placed a curse on The Emperor that turned him into stone. Ming Guo was then buried under The Great Wall Of China. 2,000 years later, Ming Guo was resurrected by Zi Yuan to lead an undead army consisting of The Emperor's enemies buried under the wall with him against the also resurrected Emperor's Terracotta Army. Although Zi Yuan was killed at The Emperor's hands, he was ultimately defeated and his army literally crumbled. Victorious, Ming Guo and his army moved onto a presumably blissful afterlife, where he would spend eternity with Zi Yuan, but not before he saw his daughter for the first time. Ming Guo can safely be considered the first willing undead ally of the O'Connells in The Mummy series.

General Yang

General Yang (Anthony Wong Chau-Sang) is a General of a Chinese military faction, possibly part of the recently-defeated Collaborationist Chinese Army allied with the Japanese Empire. Alternatively he may have been a renegade Kuomintang officer due to his German-style uniform, American Jeeps and captured Red Army weapons. He was the Emperor's supporter and set up the Emperor's revival and followed him to Shangri-La with his assistant Choi. He dies with Choi when they get crushed at the end of the film.

Mad Dog Maguire

Mad Dog Maguire (Liam Cunningham) is a pilot (though he shouldn't be) and an old friend of Rick O'Connell. He helps The O'Connells make their way to Tibet on their journey to Shangri-La. He also has a serious drinking problem.

Professor Roger Wilson

Professor Roger Wilson (David Calder) was Alex's supporter in his expedition of The Dragon Emperor's Tomb, but is really in league with General Yang, who wishes to resurrect the Emperor. After excavating the Emperor's petrified body and placed in a museum in Shanghai, Wilson requested that Rick and Evelyn Carnahan-O'Connell bring The Eye Of Shangri-La to there, which would be used to resurrect The Emperor. Wilson insists that the newly resurrected Emperor take him with him, but The Emperor kills Wilson by severing his head with his flaming fingers.


Choi (Jessey Meng) is General Yang's assistant, second-in-command, and possibly his lover. She helped General Yang to revive The Dragon Emperor. Refusing to let him go despite his order, she died with General Yang when she and her superior were crushed by a wooden crank. She has a long scar on her left side of her face.

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