Jim is the main villain in the 1990 Tim Burton film, Edward Scissorhands. He is Kim's thuggish, violent and bullying jock boyfriend, who discriminated and scorned Edward for not being a real human.

Wanting money to buy van, Jim takes advantage of Edward's ability to pick locks and breaks into his parents' house. The burglar alarm sounds and everyone except Edward escapes, despite Kim's angry insistence that they return for him. While the family is setting up Christmas decorations, Edward creates an angel ice sculpture. The shavings from the ice create an effect of falling snow which Kim dances under. Jim calls out to Kim, distracting her, and Edward accidentally makes a cut on the palm of her hand. Jim says that Edward had intentionally harmed her and uses this as an opportunity to attack Edward in a jealous rage and shoves him out of the Boggs' house. When Kim sees this, she immediately breaks up with Jim, who goes to his friend's van to get drunk.

The situation gets worse when Kevin is almost run over by Jim's drunken friend. Edward pushes Kevin out of the way and in a state of excited panic cuts Kevin's face, causing witnesses to think he was attacking Kevin on purpose, Jim charges Edward to attack him furiously and Edward cut Jim's right arm. When everyone hears the police siren, Edward flees back to his hilltop mansion and the neighbors form into an angry mob and they follow him.

Kim heads to the mansion before the neighbors can get there and reunites with Edward. Jim follows them and brutally attacks Edward, who does not retaliate until Jim brutally assaults Kim. Edward stabs him in the stomach and pushes him away to fall out of a window to his death.


He is very similar to Gaston from the Disney film Beauty And The Beats and the Don Bluth film The Pebble And The Penguin, both films which where very likely based on Edward Scissorhands as these villains don't reveal how truly evil they are until the end, and both these villains just start off as arrogant jerks but they become jealous and violent when the female protagonists fall in love with the main protagonists, where as they wanted the female protagonists, only out of lust, and harm the women they supposedly love.