Kevin Flynn
Kevin Flynn
Background information
Movies Tron

Tron: Legacy

Short Films Unknown
Television Programs Tron: Uprising

Video Games Tron: Evolution

Tron: Ghost of the Machine

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance

Voice Fred Tatasciore
Portrayed by Jeff Bridges
Character information
Other names Unknown

Personality Handsome, kind, smart, sarcastic
Goal Unknown
Allies Tron, Yori, CLU, Blue Programs, Dumont, Walter Gibbs, Quorra, Sora, Riku, Meow Wow, Komory Bat, other Spirits
Enemies His ex-boss Ed Dillinger, MCP, Sark, Red Programs, CLU 2.0, Commantis and other Nightmares.
Likes Video games, success
Dislikes Dillinger's 5-video-game theft, MCP's evil advices, having his ideas stolen, his son and Quorra in danger
Quotes "How are you going to run the universe if you can't answer a few unsolvable problems?"

"Greetings, programs!"

"Games? If you want games, I'll give you games."

"The thing about perfection is that it's unknowable. But it's right in front of us all the time!"

"CLU! Remember what you came for."

"The Grid. A digital frontier. I tried to picture clusters of information as they moved through the computer. What did they look like? Ships? Motorcycles? Were the circuits like freeways? I kept dreaming of a world I thought I'd never see. And then one day... I got in."

—Kevin Flynn's musings

Kevin Flynn is the protagonist of Disney's 1982 film Tron and the tritagonist of its sequel. He is a software engineer who works for the software corporation ENCOM, creating several video games on the company's mainframe after hours, aiming to start his own game company; however, due to the MCP's intervention, he was broken down into data and transformed into a program via laser, and forced to play on the game grid. He is portrayed by Jeff Bridges. 

Biography Edit

Flynn's hometown is Paramus, New Jersey, where he was born near the end of the 1940's. Flynn got his doctorate from CalTech before joining ENCOM in 1979. As an up-and-coming young programmer, Flynn began developing new video games in secret. A competing Encom programmer named Ed Dillinger learned what Flynn was doing and stole Flynn's games. 3 months later, Dillinger unveiled the games to the company without even bothering to change the names. Dillinger was quickly promoted, eventually rising to senior executive Vice President. When Flynn protested, Dillinger fired him.

In 1981, Flynn founded his own establishment - appropriately named "Flynn's Arcade" - and filled it with his own creations as well as several other classic arcade machines. Flynn saw the arcade as the only way he could profit from the games that were stolen from him.

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