Gomez Addams

Gomez Addams

    The Addams Family
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Character Analysis

(Avoiding Spoilers)

Living... happily, alongside his peculiar family in the Addams mansion.

Profession... patriarch. Thanks to their enormous fortune, Gomez and his family fill their days with hobbies, not work. He’ll occasionally deal with business, but for the most part he’s just interested in having fun. The trouble is other people are eager to take advantage of his large heart and swindle him out of his money.

Interests... sword fighting, chess, model trains, dancing, golf, and cigars. Gomez has a zest for life (and death), and he loves to take advantage of its many pleasures—from hitting golf balls off the roof of his mansion to playing with model train sets to enjoying fine cigars. “I've smoked since I was five,” he notes, “Mother insisted.” His greatest pride, however, is his skill with a blade.

Relationship Status... married to Morticia. Gomez is utterly devoted to his gothic wife, and he pledges, “I would die for her. I would kill for her. Either way, what bliss.” The passionate couple spend their time waltzing, wooing in foreign languages, and quite literally torturing each other – but in a romantic way. (To them, anyway.)

Challenge... keeping true to the Addams way in a world that rarely understands. In addition to Morticia, Gomez cares deeply for the rest of his ghoulish clan including his sadistic children Wednesday and Pugsley, his kooky Grandmama, the loyal disembodied hand Thing, and even the butler Lurch. But the one thing that would make Gomez’s life complete is the return of his long-lost brother Fester.

Personality... suave, romantic, eccentric, passionate, enthusiastic, and macabre. Like all of the Addamses, Gomez has a rather skewed view of the world. He loves all things ghoulish, ghastly, and violent and despises anything bright and cheery. But he’s also the most passionate, romantic, and mercurial member of the family; he’ll regularly swing from crushing despair to blissful happiness at the drop of a hat. Fortunately, Morticia’s steadier presence helps balance him out.


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