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[[caption-width-right:350: Some of the most well known heroes...]]

There have been several character sheets made for [[Characters/DisneyFairies various]] '''[[WaltDisney Disney]]''' [[Characters/DisneyPrincess ensemble]] [[Characters/DisneyVillains casts]] on this wiki.

The Disney Heroes tend not to get as much attention as their female, animal sidekick or villainous counterparts. Maybe its because the Disney Heroes turned out to be financially unsuccessful as a toyline (unlike their princess counterparts). Maybe its because they only appeal to a [[BlueBishonenGhetto specific]] [[MrFanservice target]] [[PeripheryDemographic audience]]. Either way only the villains and the princesses get dual mentions on this site; first as part of the entry for their respective films and second as part of their individual {{character sheets}}.

This page also aims to provide a broader category for male Disney protagonists, with any major heroic figure in an feature length animated film available for listing. Hence this page is not limited to official princes or named individuals; as there has been no toyline or full attempt to market them in a category. This allows tropers more leeway (within reason-i.e. must be heroic/non-villainous '''and''' in a feature length film) with entries and the heroes do not have to be official LoveInterests, though it is more likely that they are.

As of the late [[TheNoughties Noughties]], [[WaltDisney Disney On Ice]] also put on an annual Princesses and Heroes performance as seen [[http://www.dbpromotions.co.uk/princesses-and-heroes.htm here.]]

!Disney Heroes in chronological order of appearance:

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[[folder:"Gold Era" (1937-59)]]
!!The Prince
'''Featured in 1937's ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'''''

* HeroicBuild
* KnightInShiningArmor
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Disney animators found it difficult to draw male characters at the time, which is why he had his screentime drastically reduced by the final cut of the film. He is noticeably (much like Snow White herself) rounder in appearance and non detailed compared to later Disney Princes.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: All he really does is show up to kiss Snow White.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TrueLovesKiss
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Barely looks old enough to be carrying a sword!

!Bambi
'''Featured in 1942's ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'''''
The central protagonist of both films, Bambi is a white-tailed deer, destined to grow up to become the next Prince of the Forest. Brave but incorruptibly pure.

* BabiesEverAfter
* {{Badass}}
** BadassAdorable: If him as an adult doesn't count in the original film, then the climax of the midquel with him as a fawn certainly does. Not bad for a little fawn.
** BadassInCharge
** DareToBeBadass: In the end when Faline is in danger.
** IJustWantToBeBadass: In the midquel.
* BerserkButton: Two things that can get him enraged:
** Taunting him about his relationship with his father.
** Trying to make a move on Faline (even worse when it's against her own will).
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BreakTheCutie: Happens in the first film when his mother dies and his father tells him off about what happened. Happens again in the midquel, once Bambi's hope of his mother being alive get dashed, as well as getting berated by his father for falling for the hunter's trick.
* BrownEyes
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Big brown eyes matched with brown fur.
* CuteBruiser
* DeathGlare: Actually gains one in the midquel, most notably before he [[spoiler:buck-kicks a ferocious hunting dog off a cliff.]]
* MissingMom: [[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame Like you didn't know]].
* LetsGetDangerous:
* OfficialCouple: With Faline.
** Right before engaging in combat with Ronno for trying to separate him from Faline.
** Repeated in the midquel when Ronno presses Bambi's BerserkButton by taunting him because [[spoiler:his father sent him off to live with another doe.]]
* LikeFatherLikeSon: The end of the first movie [[spoiler:implies that, as in the novel, he became aloof like his father when it shows him standing besides said father, observing Faline and their newborn children from a distance.]]
* PuppyDogEyes
* TheQuietOne: In the original film, Bambi has a rather limited number of lines, usually emoting more from facial expression. In the midquel, while still more reserved than [[BrattyHalfPint Thumper]], he is much more talkative.
* ShrinkingViolet: To an extent, Bambi is portrayed as somewhat shy and insecure, especially as a fawn.
* SummonMagic: He can be summoned in several ''KingdomHearts'' games. Apparently, in ''KingdomHearts'' canon his world was destroyed but his spirit lived on as a summon.
* TookALevelInBadass: The midquel shows this evolution process.
* WarriorPrince: Grows into this.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Kind of wants his dad's good opinion.

!!Prince Charming
'''Featured in 1950's ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'''''

* TheDeterminator: Pointedly refuses to marry anyone but the woman whose foot fits the glass slipper left behind by his mysterious dance partner.
* {{Expy}}: Something of a recolored version of the earlier Prince from Snow White.
* HeroicBuild
* NonIndicativeName: Prince Charming is not his title, that's his name. Officially confirmed by WordOfGod.
* OfficialCouple: With Cinderella.
* PrincelyYoungMan
* SatelliteLoveInterest: He has slightly more screen time than The Prince in ''Snow White'', but ultimately he represents more of a goal than a person. This begins to change in the sequels.
* TallDarkAndHandsome

!!Peter Pan
'''Featured in 1953's ''Disney/PeterPan'''''

* ChickMagnet
* FieryRedhead
* LivingShadow
* NeverGrewUp
* PointyEars
* RedHeadedHero
* RedheadInGreen
* TheTrickster

!!Tramp
'''Featured in 1955's ''LadyAndTheTramp'''''

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Subverted, Lady wants nothing to do with him at first.
* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter]]
* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler:The climax, where he kills the evil rat.]]
** ActionPet
* BoisterousBruiser
* TheDrifter
* [[spoiler:HappilyAdopted]]: [[spoiler:By the Darlings, in the end.]]
* LadyKillerInLove
* LovableRogue
* [[spoiler:MistakenForMurderer]]: [[spoiler:Aunt Sarah's reaction to seeing the room wrecked and the baby on the floor, with Tramp and Lady happily in the corner. Sarah immediately accuses Tramp of trying to murder the baby and has him taken away to be put to sleep immediately.]]
** [[spoiler:ClearTheirName]]: [[spoiler:Lady immediately clears Tramp's by showing the dead rat.]]
* OfficialCouple: With Lady.
* ReallyGetsAround: Lady gives him a long list of all his ex-girlfriends and asks him about it. The only reason they got away with Tramp fully admitting his involvement with all these women ''in a movie released in the 50s'' was because [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman the characters are dogs]].
* SpaghettiKiss
* TroubledButCute

!!Prince Phillip
''' Featured in 1959's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'''''

Arguably the first ''pro-active'' Disney Prince and certainly the mould from which later Disney male protagonists would draw from, Prince Phillip has been a fan-favorite since he first appeared on screen.

* BadassCape
* BadassNormal
* BoundAndGagged: Maleficent has him bound in chains and locked up after he comes looking for Aurora, then to him known as Briar-Rose.
* TheCharmer: A friendly version. He is shown to be able to manipulate others to do things for him, such as when he goads his horse to find Aurora in the woods and when he is able to get King Hubert to agree to his desire to marry the ''peasant girl'' he met in the woods.
* TheDeterminator: Give the guy some credit, not even an all-powerful sorceress [[OneWingedAngel turned fire-breathing dragon]] stands in the way of him waking up his princess. Even if the faeries do most of the work.
* DistressedDude
* MrFanservice
* HeroicBuild
* MarryForLove: Wants to marry for love as opposed to for station, as he tells his father King Hubert.
* NiceHat
* NonHumanSidekick: His horse.
* OfficialCouple: With Princess Aurora.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Despite his ''pro-activeness'', Prince Phillip usually has everything done for him by the three good fairies except for the final kiss to wake Aurora.
* TrueLovesKiss
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[[folder:"Silver Era" (1961-88)]]
!![[spoiler:King]] "Wart" Arthur
'''Featured in 1963's ''TheSwordInTheStone'''''

* {{Adorkable}}
* [[spoiler:AwesomeMomentOfCrowning]]: [[spoiler:Sort of.]]
* BalefulPolymorph: He spends a good third of the movie being transformed into various animals, in order to "teach him about life".
* [[spoiler:BecauseDestinySaysSo]]: [[spoiler:Apparently the only reason he was able to pull [[TitleDrop the sword out of the stone]]. Which makes Merlin's constant lessons about life [[{{Padding}} filling the entire movie]] oddly redundant.]]
* BeleagueredAssistant: To Kay.
* ChildrenAreInnocent
* [[spoiler:TheChosenOne]]: [[spoiler:But Merlin has a hard time figuring for ''what''.]]
* {{Expy}}: Believe it or not, but J.K. Rowling once said that ''Literature/HarryPotter'' was an expy of him.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Part of the reason he was able to pull the sword from the stone was his pure and noble nature.
* HeroicBSOD: When he loses his chance to be Kay's squire.
* MuggleFosterParents: He is being raised by a "muggle".
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Once he's human, seeing [[EnsembleDarkhorse the female squirrel]]'s reaction.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: He had three different voice actors (the directors' sons), one of which was going through puberty at the time. The result is squeaky and inconsistent, as he goes from adorable KidHero to slightly angsty teenager back and forth.
* RagsToRoyalty

!!Mowgli
'''Appeared in 1964's ''Disney/TheJungleBook'''''

* BrattyHalfPint
* IdiotHero
* KidHero
* LoveAtFirstSight: Mowgli instantly loses all control of his mental faculties the moment he sees Shanti and hears her singing.
* TookALevelInBadass: In the sequel.

!!Thomas O'Malley
'''Featured in 1970's ''TheAristocats'''''

* [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys All Girls Want Street Cats]]: Duchess points out several times to her children that they are better than alley cats, but seems to have no problem with romancing Thomas. Then again, he was being very charismatic.
* AudioErotica: ''Admit it'', female tropers.
* BatmanGambit: His stunt with the milk truck in the beginning of the movie. As Duchess points out, he could have been killed.
* BoisterousBruiser
* TheCasanova
* CatsAreSnarkers: Especially toward the Gobble sisters. Since they were being complete jerks to him, the audience can sympathize.
* TheCharmer
* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: After being saved from drowning by the Gobble sisters. It's not surprising he feels this way, seeing as [[WhatAnIdiot the sisters mistook his attempts to get out of the water for swimming lessons and almost drowned him themselves trying to "teach" him]].
* CoolCat
* DavidVersusGoliath: He assaulted Edgar on his own, which was quite a brave action.
* DistressedDude: He jumps into the water to save Marie, which backfires because he really can't swim.
* TheDrifter
* {{Expy}} / PigeonHoledVoiceActor: In the original version, he was voiced by Phil Harris, who also did Baloo in ''Disney/TheJungleBook''. Granted, Thomas is more of a sophisticated, suave and adult version of Baloo than an expy, but still.
* HeroicBuild: The Gobble sisters say he has one. Once they find out he's not actually married to Duchess they point out everything wrong about his appereance at once.
* HiddenDepths: He actually really wanted to settle down.
* HotDad: Madam hints at it in the end. He [[ParentalSubstitute becomes one]] to the three kittens.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: His decision to say goodbye to Duchess, because she can't leave Madam.
* LetsGetDangerous: In the climax. He manages to be impressive even in a comedy film.
* LovableRogue
* OfficialCouple: With Duchess.
* OverlyLongName: [[UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands Abraham]] [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} de Lacy]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Italy}} Giuseppe]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} Casey Thomas]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}} O'Malley]].
-->'''Duchess:''' [[LampshadeHanging Your name seems to cover all of Europe]].
* PapaWolf: Soon enough.
* ParentWithNewParamour
* RedHeadedHero: Red fur, actually.
* StopHelpingMe: To the Gobble sisters. Completely justified.
* StreetSmart
* [[TallDarkAndHandsome Broad, Dark and Handsome]]

!!Robin Hood
''' Featured in 1973's ''Disney/RobinHood'''''

* TheAce
* CunningLikeAFox
* CuteLittleFangs
* FurryFandom
* LoveableRogue
* NiceHat
* OfficialCouple: With Maid Marian.

!!Bernard
'''Featured in 1977's ''Disney/TheRescuers'' and 1990's ''[[Disney/TheRescuers The Rescuers Down Under]]'''''.

* {{Adorkable}}
* AdventureDuo: With Bianca, of course.
* BadassAdorable: [[spoiler:He definitely counts in the second half of RDU, taking matters into his own hands and wrestling a razorback to the ground.]]
* CannotSpitItOut: His marriage proposa in ''RDU''. Matters are not helped by Jake cockblocking him constantly.
* CowardlyLion: He insists he's just a [[AlmightyJanitor lowly janitor]], he stutters and can be a nervous wreck, but if others are depending on him, he's unstoppable.
* DidntWantAnAdventure: He insists they should have taken the train.
** KnightInSourArmor
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: A lot in ''RDU''.
* NiceMice
* NonActionGuy: [[spoiler:Subverted beautifully.]]
* OfficialCouple: With Bianca.
* SmarterThanYouLook: He is actually quite resourceful, classy and StreetSmart. Not what you'd expect from a janitor, [[GenreSavvy although Bianca clearly did]].
* TookALevelInBadass: Bianca, Cody and Marahute are all captured, [=McLeach=] is driving away, Bernard is still trapped in the nest, days walking distance (for a mice) from [=McLeach=]'s ranch. Everything is lost, right? '''Nope'''. Bernard [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome to the rescue!]]
* WackyMarriageProposal: To Bianca in ''RDU''. Outside factors keep ruining it so he has to do several attempts before he gets to say the words.

!!Taran
''' Featured in 1985's ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'''''

* FailureKnight
* FarmBoy
* KidHero
* OfficialCouple: With Eilonwy.
* PutOnABus: Due to ''The Black Cauldron'' not being a financial success, Taran, like his female counterpart Eilonwy, is rarely featured in official Disney merchandising.
* RedHeadedHero
* RedheadInGreen
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Disney Renaissance (1989-99)]]
!!Prince Eric
''' Featured in 1989's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'''''

* BadassNormal: This guy does ''not'' [[{{Determinator}} give up]]. EVER. Sky-high {{Physical God}}dess Sea Witches be damned, you do ''not'' mess with his girl.
* HeroesLoveDogs
* HotDad
* MarryForLove
* OfficialCouple: With Ariel.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Refused to leave a sinking ship until his men and his pet dog were safely rescued. Then in the last arc of the film he actually rams the mast of a ship into Ursula, saving Ariel and her father's lives in the process. He also appears to be heavily involved in the running of his kingdom.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: With his daughter Melody, who has the same hair and thick eyebrows as her father does.

!!The Beast '''aka''' Prince Adam
''' Featured in 1991's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'''''

Originally a French prince cursed to remain in beast form until he could find someone to love and be loved by in return, the character was said to be a challenge for the scriptwriters as he begins the film a very dark and menacing character until he is redeemed by his love for Belle.

* {{Adorkable}}: His approach to winning Belle is very much made of this-that is after the climactic rescue of Belle from wolves.
* {{Badass}}: In Beast form he is very skilled in fighting.
* BadassBaritone / GutturalGrowler
* BadassCape
* BeastMan
* BeautifulAllAlong
* BecomingTheMask: WordOfGod is that if Belle had never arrived at the castle, the Beast would eventually have given in to his animal instincts, stopped wearing all clothing and completely forget how to speak.
* BigEyesLittleEyes: In both forms his eyes are huge, to better contrast him with the main villain Gaston.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: With Belle.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter
* ByronicHero: Lives apart from society? Check. Has a mean and anti-social demeanor? Check. Is redeemed by the love of a good woman? [[RuleOfThree CHECK]].
* CharacterDevelopment: From HairTriggerTemper {{Jerkass}} to GentleGiant JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* CharacterTics: The Beast will rub the back of his neck when he's ashamed or frustrated.
* CornerOfWoe: [[spoiler:after Belle leaves the castle.]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice Prince]]
* DespairEventHorizon: The early narration states that he had "lost all hope" by the time of the main story taking place.
* ExpressiveEars
* HiddenDepths: Yes, the Beast is a jerk; however he is also brave, cunning, and determined. The castle staff even state that he really isn't that bad once you get to know him, he's just angry and very, very depressed.
* MixAndMatchCritters: Animators used a chimera of bull, gorilla, wolf and other animals to create the image of the Beast.
* LightningBruiser
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: As prince he keeps his hair in a short ponytail.
* LoveAtFirstPunch / LoveAtFirstSight
* MeaningfulName: Adam means man in Hebrew. What does the Beast turn into at the every end?
* NinetiesAntiHero
* OddNameOut: The film is set during an unspecified era of France. The majority of characters, save the stereotypically English butler and housekeeper, all have French names. Where does "Adam" fit into this?
* OfficialCouple: With Belle.
* ParentalAbandonment: Its never explained in the original film or the sequels what happened to his parents. One wonders why an eleven year old was left in charge of an entire castle in the first place.
* RedHeadedHero
* SpoiledBrat: What got him cursed in the first place.

!!Aladdin
'''Appeared in 1992's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'''''

* AntiHero: As a thief, a {{trickster| archetype}}, and a habitual liar, Aladdin may very well be one of the most morally ambiguous Disney protagonists yet.
* BadassNormal
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Determinator}}:
-->'''Jafar:''' [[WhyWontYouDie How many times do I have to kill you, boy?!]]
* KidHero: Averted by the final draft. Disney was originally going to make him about thirteen years old, until it was decided that he would have a broader appeal if he was aged up. There was also the fact that animators felt uncomfortable having a sixteen year old princess fall for a thirteen year old.
* GuileHero: Aladdin is regularly shown to be able to outwit his foes with his brains rather than with his brawn.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: In the reprise to "One Jump Ahead", he sings that if people looked closer, they ''"would find out there is so much more to him"''.
* JustLikeRobinHood: How often does he actually keep anything he steals for himself?
* LoveableRogue
* LoveAtFirstSight: He fell in love with Jasmine instantly after seeing her for the first time.
* MrFanservice
* [[NiceHat Nice Fez]]
* Official Couple: With Princess Jasmine.
* RaceLift: The original Aladdin was set in China and the protagonist and his mother were fallen members of Chinese nobility. However Disney was not the first to make him Arabic, some versions of Scheherazade's tale have the setting take place in ancient Arabia.
* StreetSmart: By necessity.
* StreetUrchin
* WalkingShirtlessScene: At least 75%, as were it not for his barely their vest-shirt he would be this trope through and through.

!!Simba
'''Featured in 1994's ''Disney/TheLionKing'''''

* TheAtoner: Spends most of the first film guilt-ridden for his father's death, until he finds out that he's not the one to blame for it at all.
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning
* {{Badass}}: Not quite as much as his father, though.
** TookALevelInBadass
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* TheGoodKing
* HeroicBSOD: After Mufasa dies.
* ItsAllMyFault: Except [[SubvertedTrope it isn't]] but he doesn't know that immediately.
* KingOfBeasts
* MeaningfulName: "Simba" means "lion" in Swahili.
* MouthyKid: As a cub.
* OfficialCouple: With Nala.
* PantheraAwesome
* RedHeadedHero
* RebelPrince: After Mufasa's death.
* RightfulKingReturns
* RoyalBrat: Initially. [[CharacterDevelopment He grows out of it]].
* WarriorPrince

!!John Smith
'''Featured in 1995's ''Disney/Pocahontas'''''

* {{Badass}}
* BreakTheHaughty: It's not done negatively, but he is forced to see the negative implications of his original behavior.
* CharacterDevelopment: Goes from pointing his gun at Pocahontas to trying his hardest ''not'' to kill Kocoum, a ''very'' strong warrior, who attacked ''him''.
* WomenAreWiser: . He pales in comparison to Pocahontas, however, who tries ''very'' hard to put him off his self-righteous attitude. It works.
* DumbBlonde: When he's trying not to be insensitive to Pocahontas, but still describing her as a savage.
-->'''Pocahontas:''' ''[[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne Savages?]]''\\
'''John Smith:''' No, not you.\\
'''Pocahontas:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Just my people]].
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Saving Thomas while others were willing to consider him lost.
* GentlemanAdventurer: He's more interested in exploring than mining for gold.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He's a noble man who easily became friends with Pocahontas and learned valuable things along the way.
* HeelFaceTurn: Somewhat. While not a bad guy at heart, his intentions to steal the Virginian land and "civilize" the "savages" are midly villainous at worst and thorougly short-sighted and inconsiderate at best. Pocahontas turns him around to make him realize the natives are fine on their own, and the land is not, in fact, under British ownership.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Thomas.
* HiddenDepths: "I've never really belonged anywhere." Which gives a whole new meaning to the entire exploring obsession he has.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: To the point where critics agree this is the version of John Smith the ''actual'' Smith would have wanted history to see him as.
** In reality, John Smith was much more of a {{Jerkass}}, with one of his well-documented actions being taking a Native leader captive so that the leader's tribe would provide him with plentiful resources.
* IComeInPeace: Incredibly subverted, and not even in WeComeInPeaceShootToKill terms. One is left to wonder ''just what'' he might've done if Pocahontas hadn't been a girl.
* NiceGuy: It takes some time to come to the surface, but at heart he is quite understanding, friendly and interested in other cultures. Grandmother Willow cunningly remarks that he has a good heart.
* OfficialCouple: With oh guess who.
** Due to this, it is deemed ''very'' unsafe to mention [[spoiler:the sequel, where Pocahontas is paied with... squick... John Rolfe]] to ''Pocahontas'' fans. Thankfully, Disney itself affirms the OfficialCouple status of Pocahontas and John Smith on their merchandise, in their theme parks and most other media.
* SmallNameBigEgo
* StarCrossedLovers: With Pocahontas.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:For Powhatan.]]
* [[TallDarkAndHandsome Tall, Blond and Handsome]]
* WhiteMansBurden: Initially. After talking to Pocahontas, he realizes that the natives don't really need their help.
* YouAreWorthHell: The premise of ''If I Never Knew You''.
-->'''John Smith:''' [[TearJerker I'd rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you]].

!!Quasimodo
'''Featured in 1996's ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'''''

* {{Adorkable}}
* TheBigGuy
* BrainsAndBrawn: In most of Quasimodo's scenes he is seen demonstrating his strength, but other times it becomes clear that he is also very intelligent; one being when he figures a way to sneak Esmeralda past the guards outside the cathedral and a second being how he figures out the code in Esmeralda's charm and locates the gypsy hideout.
* CallingTheOldManOut
* CharacterDevelopment: Quasimodo becomes passive to more assertive to his oppressive guardian.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: No, he doesn't get Esmeralda in the end. But [[spoiler:in the sequel, he does get a girlfriend named Madeline.]]
* FriendToAllLivingThings
* TheGrotesque
* HandicappedBadass
* HomeschooledKids: Poor Quasimodo - Frollo royally sucks as a teacher, seeing that Quasimodo is still learning ''the alphabet'' at age 20.
* LeParkour: Jumping from the eaves to the steeples to the gargoyles to the gutters of the Notre Dame cathedral is not a problem for him.
* LonersAreFreaks: What the citizens of Paris think he is but truthfully he isn't a loner by choice; Frollo deliberately keeps him hidden away in the cathedral.
* LoveHurts: When Quasimodo witnesses Esmeralda's and Phoebus' kiss and realizes that they are in love with each other.
* MeaningfulName: Quasimodo means ''"half-formed"'' directly translated from Latin, in a more modern form it also means "sub-human". The fact that he named poor Quasi this is just '''one ''' example of Frollo's cruelty.
* NiceGuy: Definitely.
* ParentalAbandonment: what he thinks was the case with his mother. In reality [[spoiler:Frollo killed her.]]
* RedHeadedHero
* [[spoiler:UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}]]: His true parentage.
* [[spoiler:YouAreWhatYouHate]]: Doesn't seem to hate gypsies, though he mindlessly accepts Frollo's beliefs about them until meeting Esmeralda provides him with a new perspective. It isn't to the very end that [[spoiler:Frollo]] reveals whom his mother really was.

!!Phoebus
'''Featured in 1996's ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'''''

* AmazonChaser: Watching Esmeralda single handedly trounce Frollo's guards makes Phoebus exclaim "What a woman!"
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Averted in the Disney film, not so much in the novel it was based on.
* CharacterDevelopment: Phoebus is initially the pawn who loathes injustice. In the opening, he discreetly rescues Esmeralda from arrest but never quite speaks out against injustice, and Frollo refuses to let Phoebus intervene when Quasimodo undergoes public humiliation. It's when he witnesses Frollo's [[MoralEventHorizon attempted execution on an innocent family]] that Phoebus starts intervening explicitly from then on.
* ChivalrousPervert: He's obviously very excited by Esmerelda's dancing, but is able to look beyond just that to her kindness and spirit.
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon: Initially he's this to the villain Frollo, but see HiddenDepths below.
* FirstGuyWins
* HiddenDepths: Appears to have a clear sense of moral right and wrong despite working for Frollo, as seen in the way he treats Esmeralda and in his kindness towards Quasimodo after he is pelted by the crowd and in acknowledging the latter's role in helping warn the gypsies of Frollo's arrival.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Shining gold-plated armor no less.
* MeaningfulName: Phoebus, as he notes means ''"sun-god"''. Esmeralda is less than impressed however.
* OfficialCouple: With Esmeralda.

!!Hercules
'''Featured in 1997's ''Disney/Hercules'''''

* {{Adorkable}}
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl
* BadassAbnormal: Being a demi-god and all.
* CuteBruiser: As a baby and a teen.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Couldn't control it as a teenager. [[WhatTheHellTownspeople The townspeople were not pleased]].
* HeroicBuild: Hellz yeah.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:For Megara, to pull her out of the River Styx.]]
** [[spoiler:YouAreWorthHell]]
* [[spoiler:IChooseToStay]]: [[spoiler:Decides to stay mortal to be with Meg.]]
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Played straight when he was a kid.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: At the hands of the Cyclops.
* OfficialCouple: With Megara.
* [[spoiler:PowerGlows]]: [[spoiler:As a god.]]
* RedheadedHero
* SuperStrength
* ToBeAMaster: Proving himself as a hero so he can return to being a god.
* UnskilledButStrong: Initially. Eventually develops into SkilledButNaive.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Admittedly his dad is already [[SoProudOfYou quite proud of him but]] it still stands.
* WorldsStrongestMan

!!Captain Li Shang
'''Featured in 1998's ''Disney/Mulan'''''

* {{Adorkable}}: His interaction with Mulan after defeating Shan-Yu has him stammering and not knowing what to say her to her.
* {{Badass}}
* BadassCape
* DrillSergeantNasty
* IOweYouMyLife: Says this word for word to Mulan (who is disguised as Fa Ping at the time) after he is shot by an enemy arrow in the middle of a stakeout. Later on this is what [[spoiler:partially motivates him to spare Mulan from execution after her masquerade is revealed.]]
* LoveMakesYouDumb: He is usually TheStoic but when he tries to talk to Mulan after Shan Yu's defeat, he doesn't have a clue what to say.
* MilitaryBrat
* MrFanservice
* {{Nepotism}}: What [[EvilChancellor administrator]] [[JerkAss Chi Fu]] tries to accuse him of benefitting from. His father is the General of the Imperial Chinese army and Shang is desperate to make him proud. Chi Fu, knowing this uses this to belittle him when Shang's initial training of the new conscripts goes badly.
* NotSoDifferent: The other reason why he [[spoiler:spares Mulan's life; her determination to save her father's life by volunteering in his place reminds him of his own desire to help his father (whom by then had been shown not to have survived the Chinese defence against a Hun attack on a village earlier.)]]
* OfficialCouple: With Mulan.
* WalkingShirtlessScene
* WellDoneSonGuy: Towards his father, General Li. They don't seem to have a troubled relationship based on the brief interaction shown between them, but it is also shown that the General is very proud of his son's achievements.

!!Tarzan
'''Featured in 1999's ''Disney/Tarzan'''''

* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Tarzan as a kid.
* BadassBookworm: He becomes utterly fascinated with books and reading once Jane and Professor Porter arrive.
* FishOutOfWater: In human society after being raised by gorillas for most of his life.
* HappilyAdopted
* [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]]: When he wears human clothing for the first time.
** UnkemptBeauty: Not that he looked bad before then.
* HulkSpeak: He mostly grows out of it by the end.
* LeParkour: Tarzan takes this to new heights, especially with his "tree-surfing".
* LoveAtFirstSight: Towards Jane.
* MrFanservice
* MusclesAreMeaningless
* NubileSavage
* OfficialCouple: With Jane Porter.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler:They were killed by a leopard.]]
* [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Gorillas]]
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Without the mustache, Tarzan's father looks identical to his son.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* WalkingShirtlessScene
* WellDoneSonGuy: Tarzan is constantly seeking the approval of Kerchak, who refuses to accept Tarzan as a member of the gorilla pack, much less as his adopted son. That all changes when Tarzan comes back to save them. Sadly, it doesn't last that long, as [[spoiler:Kerchak receives a fatal bullet wound from Clayton. After Clayton's death, Tarzan kneels over Kerchak, who passes on leadership of the pack to Tarzan and even acknowledges Tarzan as his son with his last words.]]
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[[folder:Modern Era (1999-present)]]
!!Emperor Kuczo
'''Featured in 2000's ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'''''

* {{Asexuality}}: Kuzco seems to lean toward this. Until the TV series, that is.
* BalefulPolymorph
* BerserkButton: Seriously. DON'T THROW OFF KUZCO'S GROOVE! He'll have you [[DestinationDefenestration thrown out a window for it]].
* BreakTheHaughty : Getting turned into a llama is just one step into Kuczo learning to be a better person.
* TheCaligula: Kuzco is one example where The Caligula in question is the Main Character, although he's spoiled, feckless and self-absorbed rather than outright insane.
* CampStraight
* {{Catchphrase}}: [[HatesBeingTouched "No touchy!"]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheEmperor
* HeelFaceTurn
* [[PrinceCharmless Emperor Charmless]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: And how! Oh boy, is Kuczo self-obsessed.
* {{Jerkass}}: Kuzco starts out as one of these...
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: ...and develops into one of these.
* MeaningfulName: Kuzco means "the center of the world".
* NotSoDifferent: From what we see of them both in the beginning of the film, rule under Yzma would be the same as rule under Kuzco - they're both thoroughly self-centered people who care little for others and their well-being. Yzma is what Kuzco is poised to become - him plus a century or two (or three). Kuzco learns to become a better person, while Yzma doesn't bother.
* ParentalAbandonment
* PrideBeforeAFall: And how!
* RichesToRags: At the beginning of the film.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Averted. Kuczo is never actually seen ruling and mostly seems content to just laze around, ordering his servants about.
* SpoiledBrat: Until CharacterDevelopment kicks in...
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist

!!Milo James Thatch
'''Featured in 2001's ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'''''

* {{Adorkable}}: One of the reasons the the fangirls adore him.
* BadassBookworm: Milo becomes this during the last action sequence.
* BowTiesAreCool
* CunningLinguist
* [[spoiler:GoingNative]]: [[spoiler:At the end of the film.]]
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Milo and Really700YearsOld Kida.
* {{Megane}}
* MightyWhitey
* NaiveNewcomer
* [[UglyGuyHotWife Nerdy Guy, Hot Girlfriend]]: With Kida. Well, [[GeekyTurnOn plenty of people think Milo is cute]], but compared to him, Kida is ''wow''.
* OfficialCouple: With Kida.
* ScienceHero
* TookALevelInBadass

!!Stitch
'''Featured in 2002's ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'''''

* AntiHero: Type IV --> Type II
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: He is programmed to destroy buildings, back up sewers, [[RoadSignReversal reverse road signs]], and steal everyone's left shoe.
* AxCrazy: It's explicitly stated at the beginning that his only instinct is to destroy everything. He loses this status as time progresses.
* BadassAdorable: Think you're tough, huh, {{Kirby}}?
* BecomingTheMask: In the movie, as he grows to love Lilo. The series sometimes focuses on Stitch learning about life on Earth.
* ClarkKenting: As a dog, despite looking more like a koala and having [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue fur]].
* CreatorCameo: He's voiced by director Chris Sanders.
* EloquentInMyNativeTongue: Argument: "Ih." Assessment: "He's very persuasive."
* FluffyTheTerrible: He's pretty cute looking. Then you may notice his shark teeth...
* FunPersonified: He eventually mellows out into this and trailers ''really'' played up this aspect.
* GeniusBruiser: Along with his super strength he's said to be smarter than a supercomputer.
* GreenEyes: Stitch's eyes are actually ebony, but his part-synthetic constitution allows him to see in infra-green. They will change colour to show he's evil or malfunctioning.
** GreenEyedMonster, [[IncrediblyLamePun literally]]! [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Although his eyes never change when he's jealous]].
* HeelFaceTurn: The movie's whole story.
* TheHero: In the series, where he gets the opportunity to use his talents for good.
* KillerRabbit: He is just as adorable as a Disney character should be... and then he [[PardonMyKlingon curses an entire room out in an alien language]], escapes from a heavily guarded starship using SuperStrength and his vicious cunning and has the urge to wipe out major cities programmed into him.
* KnightInSourArmor: Lilo prays for an "[[KnightInShiningArmour angel]]" at the beginning of the movie. Cut to Stitch emerging from a crashed cruiser, looking anything but angelic. Turns out he's the very friend she needs in the world.
* NighInvulnerability: "Practically indestructable". He got run over by a truck. He has ''also'' been exposed ''point-blank'' to the extreme heat of an interstellar ship's thrusters, Jumba says what essentially amounts to a [[WaveMotionGun Wave Motion]] HandCannon ''might'' stun him (at best), and it turns out he ''[[BulletCatch can catch and handle the energy shots]]'', he was at ground-zero of a gasoline truck exploding on top of a volcano, etc. ''This is practically his superpower''.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Tiny, but can lift 3,000x his own weight.
** AchillesHeel: Although that is [[WaferThinMint the literal cap]].
* ReluctantMonster: Not at first, but he comes round once he feels loved for the first time. All together now... ''Dawww...''
* RetractableAppendages: His antennae, back spines and extra arms.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Because his "[[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness mollecular density is too great]]". The shorthand version is he's too heavy to float...
* TrademarkFavouriteFood: Coconut Cake and Coffee.
* TheUnintelligible: Normally. He does speak some kind of weird alien language, which is pretty strange considering that the others... [[AliensSpeakingEnglish don't]].
* WildChild: It's never specified whether Stitch has an age, but his behavior and manners are not unlike those of an ''extremely'' hyperactive little boy.
* [[YouAreNumberSix You Are Number 626]]: Jumba calls him the experiment number but than again he calls Lilo "Little Girl." Its just his quirk.

!!Jim Hawkins
'''Featured in 2002's ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'''''

* AntiHero
* BrilliantButLazy
* DeadpanSnarker
* DisappearedDad
* EmoTeen: Jim is pretty down in the beginning.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Jim's gold earring.
* KubrickStare
* LivingMacGuffin: Only Jim can read the star-map.
* MrFanservice
* OlderThanTheyLook: Jim, at first take, looks a bit older than "fifteen" despite the shortness.
* TeensAreShort
* TokenHuman
* TroubledButCute

!!Kenai
'''Featured in 2003's ''Disney/BrotherBear'''''

* {{Adorkable}}
* AloofOlderBrother: To Koda, after being transformed into a bear.
** BigBrotherWorship courtesey of Koda ensues.
* {{Animorphism}}: He gets turned into a bear.
* BalefulPolymorph
* BearsAreBadNews: Inverted. Here he's a good guy.
* EmoTeen: He causes most of the plot with his disproportionate anger over having a bear for a totem, as well as grabbing on to the IdiotBall.
* InterspeciesRomance: In the sequel, Kenai, as a bear, falls for his childhood friend, Nita, who is human. At the end of the movie, [[spoiler:she becomes a bear so they can be together.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* LaserGuidedKarma -> KarmicTransformation: [[spoiler:As a punishment for acting rashly and killing Koda's mom.]]
* MrFanservice
* [[spoiler:ParentalSubstitute]]: [[spoiler:To Koda.]]
* [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderer]]: [[spoiler:Of Koda's mother.]]
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Kenai and Nita, as the Great Spirits intended.
* YoungestChildWins

!![[spoiler:Cornelius]] Lewis [[spoiler:Robinson]]
'''Featured in 2007's ''MeetTheRobinsons'''''

* AdorablyPrecociousChild
* {{Adorkable}}
* BunglingInventor -> GadgeteerGenius
* ChildProdigy: He is ridiculously intelligent. Obviously he develops into a TeenGenius, as he ends up graduating from college at fourteen.
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:Future!Lewis, Cornelius, is this with inventing stuff. His motto isn't "Keep Moving Forward" for nothing.]]
* DoorstopBaby
* [[spoiler:HappilyAdopted]]: [[spoiler:By Dr. Krunklehorn and her husband.]]
* HeartwarmingOrphan
* [[spoiler:HenpeckedHusband]]: [[spoiler:Cornelius has shades of this with his wife. After all, she is ''always'' right.]]
* HomemadeInventions
* [[spoiler:HotDad]]: [[spoiler:As it turns out, he is one to.. Wilbur! In the future, obviously.]]
* [[spoiler:HotScientist]]: [[spoiler:As an adult.]]
* ImprovisedWeapon: [[spoiler:Believe it or not, {{Retcon}}. By telling Doris he's never going to invent her, Lewis retroactively erases her existence from the space-time continuum, defeating her.]]
* KidHero
* [[spoiler:MyFutureSelfAndMe]]: [[spoiler:Lewis and Cornelius.]]
* MissingMom: He constantly obsesses about her and once he's introduced to the concept of time-travel, desperately wants to meet her. [[spoiler:When he finally goes back in time to where he was left as a DoorstopBaby, he decides to leave his biological mother be after seeing her cradling the baby she's about to give up.]]
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:After Goob explains why he "turned evil", Lewis starts seeing his semi-abusive behavior of young Goob as this and fixes it by waking Goob up in time for him to win at an important baseball game.]]
* NerdGlasses
* PleaseKeepYourHatOn: Wilbur insists Lewis do this in the future. [[spoiler:It's to keep him from being found out!]]
* [[spoiler:RidiculouslySuccessfulFutureSelf]]: [[spoiler:Cornelius Robinson.]]
* ScienceHero
* SelfMadeMan: [[spoiler:Though having a scientist for an adopted mom probably helped matters.]]

!!Bolt
'''Featured in 2008's ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'''''

* ActorAllusion: Near the climax, he escapes a burning building just like Billy Nolan did.
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: On and off the set.
* CanineCompanion
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Though this was because the director and production team made Bolt believe the show was real.
* {{Determinator}}: He will not give up searching for Penny no matter what.
* FemaleFelineMaleMutt: With Mittens.
* FlyingBrick: In the TV show he's the star of, anyway.
* HeroicDog
* InterspeciesFriendship: With Mittens and Rhino.
* LargeHam
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: As a puppy.
* StockSuperpowers: Not real, of course.
** InASingleBound
** MakeMeWannaShout: The superbark.
** SuperSpeed
* TalkingAnimal: Only other animals can understand him, though; he just sounds like a normal dog to humans.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Penny.

!!Prince Naveen
'''Featured in 2009's ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'''''

* {{Adorkable}}
* AmbiguouslyBrown: His appearance was meant to invoke the sense of him possibly being from anywhere. As it stands Maldonia is suggested to be a Southern European country.
* AudioErotica: One of the reasons why his voice actor was chosen was because the female staff at the Disney studio found his voice sexy.
* BalefulPolymorph
* TheCasanova: See ReallyGetsAround below.
* ChivalrousPervert
* DeadpanSnarker
* RichJerk: Before he was turned into a frog and was subjected to BreakTheHaughty.
* HandsomeLech
* TheHedonist
* HeroicBuild: In human form.
* HiddenDepths: Despite his bragging playboy persona, he admits to Tiana that he was actually terrified when his parents disowned him; as he then realised that ''"he doesn't know how to do anything"'' by himself.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Really, Naveen you should never have trusted Dr. Facilier in the first place...
* HotGuysAreBastards: He was this trope before CharacterDevelopment kicked in.
* IdleRich: Why his parents disowned him.
* LadyKillerInLove
* LanternJawOfJustice
* [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Manic Pixie Dream Boy]]
* MrFanservice
* OfficialCouple: With Tiana.
* ReallyGetsAround: A more G-rated example but this is still heavily implied in-universe.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Shown to be quite resourceful even when turned into a frog and is also surprisingly quick to utilize the abilities his frog form grants.
* ShelteredAristocrat
* TallDarkAndHandsome

!!Flynn Rider aka Eugene Fitzherbert
'''Featured in 2010's ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'''''

* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Averted. Actually Rapunzel is nearly always the one who has to rescue ''him''.
* AntiHero: Falls somewhere in between Type II and III.
* BadassBeard
* BrownEyes
* CharacterDevelopment: He stops caring only about himself and learns to love, as well as to just be himself.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DeadpanSnarker: Mostly in response to the wacky antics surrounding him.
* DistressedDude
* FailOSuckyname: What he considers '''Eugene Fitzherbert''' to be. Rapunzel (and the fans) disagree.
* HeroicBuild
* HiddenDepths
* LoveRedeems: ([[spoiler:And in his case [[LoveRedeems Love Revives]] too]].)
* MadeOfIron
* MrFanservice: His entire design was based off a list of the sexiest men that the female staff at the Disney studio could think of.
* OfficialCouple: With Rapunzel.
* OnlySaneMan: Sometimes he falls into this role.
* RunningGag: Any picture drawn of him will fail to depict his nose properly. Its a source of angst for him.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TheTrickster
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Forms this dynamic with Rapunzel.

!!Wreck-It Ralph
'''Featured in 2012's ''Disney/WreckItRalph'''''

* {{Adorkable}}
* AdultFear: From everything that happens (or nearly happens) to Vanellope.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The Nicelanders in ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' shun him; Felix is the only one in the game to treat him with any sort of respect. Outside of the game, he's treated very well by the other arcade villains, so it's not like he's friendless, but the cold treatment he gets from the Nicelanders is enough to make him frustrated with his lot in life, and fuels his quest to get a medal.
* AntiHero: Type I.
** ClassicalAntiHero
* AntiVillain: Type IV.
** Within the setup for his actual game, he's also this. The Nicelanders destroy his home and build an apartment complex over it and Ralph destroys it out of rage.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: To Sour Bill: [[spoiler:"If Vanellope was never supposed to be in the game, ''why is her picture on the side of the game console?''"]]
** He gives another one to Fix-It Felix, Jr. when Felix comes down on him because of the troubles he'd been through after Ralph game jumped, making him realize he really ''wasn't'' being a good friend to him.
* BadassAdorable
* BeingEvilSucks
* BigBeautifulMan
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Vanellope.
* BigEater
* BigFun
* BigOlEyebrows
* BlessedWithSuck / CursedWithAwesome: His massive fists. Because of them, he laments his propensity to wreck everything, though he does eventually find ways to use them for good.
* BullyHunter: Even though Vanellope had just stolen his medal, Ralph can't stand to see the other racers picking on her and scares them off.
** Especially after they shove her into a puddle of chocolate, which might be a bit of a BerserkButton, as he's been getting tossed into a mud puddle for 30 years.
* ButtMonkey
* BrownEyes
* {{Catchphrase}}: "I'm gonna wreck it!"
* CelibateHero: Ralph doesn't have a LoveInterest in the movie.
* CoolBigBro: He becomes this to Vanellope.
* CoolLoser: Somewhat explored in the movie. His role as a villain makes him an outcast in his own game, but many other characters in the arcade know he's a great guy and treat him as such.
** It appears to be true outside of the game in the real world. No one wants to play the game without Ralph there to [[TheVillainMakesThePlot give them something to fix]], fueling Felix's quest to bring him home.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: As demonstrated quite clearly [[EstablishingCharacterMoment at the anniversary party]] and elsewhere throughout the movie (particularly in the car factory when he breaks first the oven pump, then the various frosting and decoration makers).
* [[DoesNotLikeSpam Does Not Like Chocolate]]: It fumes him that it's the flavor of the mud of his cake-model the Nicelanders use for their anniversary cake. It becomes a bit of a RunningGag in ''Sugar Rush''.
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* DimensionalTraveler: By "game-jumping."
* DrivenByEnvy[=/=]FreudianExcuse: Not nearly as evil as most examples, but it's his jealousy of Felix's fame and popularity as a hero that eventually pushes him to abandon his game, and his position as a villain, to seek a better situation elsewhere.
* DudeWheresMyRespect
* EasilyForgiven: When Ralph breaks out Vanellope, she's quick to forgive him [[spoiler:for destroying her car and getting her locked up]]... after he admits he's an idiot. It takes Felix a little while to do so when Ralph goes to rescue him, but he does so.
* EurekaMoment: [[spoiler:After he finally gets to stay in the penthouse, he notices Vanellope's game - and the fact that she's ''painted on the side of the cabinet''.]]
* {{Expy}}: Ralph himself is basically a human Franchise/DonkeyKong.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: If this exchange has any indication:
-->'''Sgt. Calhoun:''' It's "make your mamas proud" time!\\
'''Ralph:''' I love my mama!
* FashionableAsymmetry: His dungarees are missing a strap.
* FieryRedhead: As a villain in ''Fix-It Felix Jr.''
* GenreSavvy
* GentleGiant
* GoodOldFisticuffs
* GuestFighter: Ralph is a playable character in ''Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed'', presumably in return for Sonic's appearance in the film.
* HeCleansUpNicely: [[spoiler:Wears a tuxedo to Sergeant Calhoun and Fix-It Felix Jr.'s wedding.]]
* HeroicSecondWind: When [[spoiler:King Candy/Turbo]] forces Ralph to watch [[spoiler:the Cy-Bugs try to feast on Vanellope]], he breaks free in anger and finishes the fight.
* HomelessHero: In his game, the forest he lived in was destroyed to make way for the Niceland Apartments.
* HotBlooded
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: The Huge Guy to Vanellope's Tiny Girl.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: He desperately wants to be a hero to get the same recognition and respect that Felix does.
** Also a case of IJustWantToHaveFriends. Poor guy.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Vanellope. He's thirty and she's nine, according to WordOfGod.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Vanellope.
* MadeOfIron: He can be thrown several stories from the roof of an apartment building, slam face first into a concrete floor, and he'll still be ready to tear some more stuff up in the next level.
* ManlyTears: Sheds a few [[spoiler:at the wedding.]]
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: In his game, Ralph is a hulking, raging brute that fully intends to smash a building full of innocent tenants. When the game isn't being played, he is a sweet, gentle, and well-spoken person who appears to have a friendly and professional relationship with the other video game characters.
** Interestingly enough, the game actually hints at this in the intro sequence, where Ralph is presented as happy and friendly and just taking a nap in a tree trunk only to wake up with his home forest destroyed, at which point he goes [[BerserkButton berserk]].
* MightyGlacier: Powerful and sturdy, but relatively slow on ground, [[{{Foil}} in stark contrast]] to [[FragileSpeedster Felix]]'s video game stats.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The main conflicts of the movie are mostly his fault, although he never intended to do any damage. However, abandoning his game, running around ''Hero's Duty'' without any idea what he's doing, and [[spoiler:accidentally bringing a Cy-Bug into ''Sugar Rush'']] causes a hell of a lot of trouble.
* OddCouple: With Vanellope.
* PapaWolf: Towards Vanellope.
* PrimaryColorChampion: Inverted; he's his game's antagonist and wears orange and brown. Contrast with Felix's blue clothes.
* PunchClockVillain
* RedheadedBully: {{Invoked|Trope}} with Ralph's character design.
* RedIsHeroic: His dominant color is red. {{Foreshadowing}}, perhaps?
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: The Savvy Guy to Vanellope's Energetic Girl; a platonic example.
* SmarterThanYouLook: At first glance you would think he was the DumbMuscle. He isn't.
* [[spoiler:SpannerInTheWorks]]: [[spoiler:If you think about it, if Ralph didn't decide to find respect as a hero, Turbo's scheme to replace Vanellope in ''Sugar Rush'' would have never been exposed.]]
* [[spoiler:StatusQuoIsGod]]: [[spoiler:At the end of the movie, he still keeps his role as a villain but things have changed. He got his own apartment, a cake with his figure on top of the apartment, the Nicelanders give him pies every now and then, and just as he's about to be thrown off the rooftop, he can see Vanellope smiling back from her game.]]
* SuperStrength: Aside from the obvious strength it takes for him to keep wrecking the apartment building, he is able to split a jawbreaker which Vanellope says is unbreakable, lift and trash much of the racing stadium, [[spoiler:smash Vanellope's kart]], and more. [[ChekhovsSkill This is important in the climax]].
* TheVillainMakesThePlot: InUniverse: ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' is unplayable without Ralph there, and Felix himself seems all too aware that a hero is only as good as his villain.
* VillainProtagonist: Although the premise of the movie is him invoking his own HeelFaceTurn.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Vanellope, Type II.
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[[caption-width-right:350: Some of the most well known heroes...]]

There have been several character sheets made for [[Characters/DisneyFairies various]] '''[[WaltDisney Disney]]''' [[Characters/DisneyPrincess ensemble]] [[Characters/DisneyVillains casts]] on this wiki.

The Disney Heroes tend not to get as much attention as their female, animal sidekick or villainous counterparts. Maybe its because the Disney Heroes turned out to be financially unsuccessful as a toyline (unlike their princess counterparts). Maybe its because they only appeal to a [[BlueBishonenGhetto specific]] [[MrFanservice target]] [[PeripheryDemographic audience]]. Either way only the villains and the princesses get dual mentions on this site; first as part of the entry for their respective films and second as part of their individual {{character sheets}}.

This page also aims to provide a broader category for male Disney protagonists, with any major heroic figure in an feature length animated film available for listing. Hence this page is not limited to official princes or named individuals; as there has been no toyline or full attempt to market them in a category. This allows tropers more leeway (within reason-i.e. must be heroic/non-villainous '''and''' in a feature length film) with entries and the heroes do not have to be official LoveInterests, though it is more likely that they are.

As of the late [[TheNoughties Noughties]], [[WaltDisney Disney On Ice]] also put on an annual Princesses and Heroes performance as seen [[http://www.dbpromotions.co.uk/princesses-and-heroes.htm here.]]

!Disney Heroes in chronological order of appearance:

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[[folder:"Gold Era" (1937-59)]]
!!The Prince
'''Featured in 1937's ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'''''

* HeroicBuild
* KnightInShiningArmor
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Disney animators found it difficult to draw male characters at the time, which is why he had his screentime drastically reduced by the final cut of the film. He is noticeably (much like Snow White herself) rounder in appearance and non detailed compared to later Disney Princes.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: All he really does is show up to kiss Snow White.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TrueLovesKiss
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Barely looks old enough to be carrying a sword!

!Bambi
'''Featured in 1942's ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'''''
The central protagonist of both films, Bambi is a white-tailed deer, destined to grow up to become the next Prince of the Forest. Brave but incorruptibly pure.

* BabiesEverAfter
* {{Badass}}
** BadassAdorable: If him as an adult doesn't count in the original film, then the climax of the midquel with him as a fawn certainly does. Not bad for a little fawn.
** BadassInCharge
** DareToBeBadass: In the end when Faline is in danger.
** IJustWantToBeBadass: In the midquel.
* BerserkButton: Two things that can get him enraged:
** Taunting him about his relationship with his father.
** Trying to make a move on Faline (even worse when it's against her own will).
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BreakTheCutie: Happens in the first film when his mother dies and his father tells him off about what happened. Happens again in the midquel, once Bambi's hope of his mother being alive get dashed, as well as getting berated by his father for falling for the hunter's trick.
* BrownEyes
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Big brown eyes matched with brown fur.
* CuteBruiser
* DeathGlare: Actually gains one in the midquel, most notably before he [[spoiler:buck-kicks a ferocious hunting dog off a cliff.]]
* MissingMom: [[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame Like you didn't know]].
* LetsGetDangerous:
* OfficialCouple: With Faline.
** Right before engaging in combat with Ronno for trying to separate him from Faline.
** Repeated in the midquel when Ronno presses Bambi's BerserkButton by taunting him because [[spoiler:his father sent him off to live with another doe.]]
* LikeFatherLikeSon: The end of the first movie [[spoiler:implies that, as in the novel, he became aloof like his father when it shows him standing besides said father, observing Faline and their newborn children from a distance.]]
* PuppyDogEyes
* TheQuietOne: In the original film, Bambi has a rather limited number of lines, usually emoting more from facial expression. In the midquel, while still more reserved than [[BrattyHalfPint Thumper]], he is much more talkative.
* ShrinkingViolet: To an extent, Bambi is portrayed as somewhat shy and insecure, especially as a fawn.
* SummonMagic: He can be summoned in several ''KingdomHearts'' games. Apparently, in ''KingdomHearts'' canon his world was destroyed but his spirit lived on as a summon.
* TookALevelInBadass: The midquel shows this evolution process.
* WarriorPrince: Grows into this.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Kind of wants his dad's good opinion.

!!Prince Charming
'''Featured in 1950's ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'''''

* TheDeterminator: Pointedly refuses to marry anyone but the woman whose foot fits the glass slipper left behind by his mysterious dance partner.
* {{Expy}}: Something of a recolored version of the earlier Prince from Snow White.
* HeroicBuild
* NonIndicativeName: Prince Charming is not his title, that's his name. Officially confirmed by WordOfGod.
* OfficialCouple: With Cinderella.
* PrincelyYoungMan
* SatelliteLoveInterest: He has slightly more screen time than The Prince in ''Snow White'', but ultimately he represents more of a goal than a person. This begins to change in the sequels.
* TallDarkAndHandsome

!!Peter Pan
'''Featured in 1953's ''Disney/PeterPan'''''

* ChickMagnet
* FieryRedhead
* LivingShadow
* NeverGrewUp
* PointyEars
* RedHeadedHero
* RedheadInGreen
* TheTrickster

!!Tramp
'''Featured in 1955's ''LadyAndTheTramp'''''

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Subverted, Lady wants nothing to do with him at first.
* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter]]
* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler:The climax, where he kills the evil rat.]]
** ActionPet
* BoisterousBruiser
* TheDrifter
* [[spoiler:HappilyAdopted]]: [[spoiler:By the Darlings, in the end.]]
* LadyKillerInLove
* LovableRogue
* [[spoiler:MistakenForMurderer]]: [[spoiler:Aunt Sarah's reaction to seeing the room wrecked and the baby on the floor, with Tramp and Lady happily in the corner. Sarah immediately accuses Tramp of trying to murder the baby and has him taken away to be put to sleep immediately.]]
** [[spoiler:ClearTheirName]]: [[spoiler:Lady immediately clears Tramp's by showing the dead rat.]]
* OfficialCouple: With Lady.
* ReallyGetsAround: Lady gives him a long list of all his ex-girlfriends and asks him about it. The only reason they got away with Tramp fully admitting his involvement with all these women ''in a movie released in the 50s'' was because [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman the characters are dogs]].
* SpaghettiKiss
* TroubledButCute

!!Prince Phillip
''' Featured in 1959's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'''''

Arguably the first ''pro-active'' Disney Prince and certainly the mould from which later Disney male protagonists would draw from, Prince Phillip has been a fan-favorite since he first appeared on screen.

* BadassCape
* BadassNormal
* BoundAndGagged: Maleficent has him bound in chains and locked up after he comes looking for Aurora, then to him known as Briar-Rose.
* TheCharmer: A friendly version. He is shown to be able to manipulate others to do things for him, such as when he goads his horse to find Aurora in the woods and when he is able to get King Hubert to agree to his desire to marry the ''peasant girl'' he met in the woods.
* TheDeterminator: Give the guy some credit, not even an all-powerful sorceress [[OneWingedAngel turned fire-breathing dragon]] stands in the way of him waking up his princess. Even if the faeries do most of the work.
* DistressedDude
* MrFanservice
* HeroicBuild
* MarryForLove: Wants to marry for love as opposed to for station, as he tells his father King Hubert.
* NiceHat
* NonHumanSidekick: His horse.
* OfficialCouple: With Princess Aurora.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Despite his ''pro-activeness'', Prince Phillip usually has everything done for him by the three good fairies except for the final kiss to wake Aurora.
* TrueLovesKiss
[[/folder]]

[[folder:"Silver Era" (1961-88)]]
!![[spoiler:King]] "Wart" Arthur
'''Featured in 1963's ''TheSwordInTheStone'''''

* {{Adorkable}}
* [[spoiler:AwesomeMomentOfCrowning]]: [[spoiler:Sort of.]]
* BalefulPolymorph: He spends a good third of the movie being transformed into various animals, in order to "teach him about life".
* [[spoiler:BecauseDestinySaysSo]]: [[spoiler:Apparently the only reason he was able to pull [[TitleDrop the sword out of the stone]]. Which makes Merlin's constant lessons about life [[{{Padding}} filling the entire movie]] oddly redundant.]]
* BeleagueredAssistant: To Kay.
* ChildrenAreInnocent
* [[spoiler:TheChosenOne]]: [[spoiler:But Merlin has a hard time figuring for ''what''.]]
* {{Expy}}: Believe it or not, but J.K. Rowling once said that ''Literature/HarryPotter'' was an expy of him.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Part of the reason he was able to pull the sword from the stone was his pure and noble nature.
* HeroicBSOD: When he loses his chance to be Kay's squire.
* MuggleFosterParents: He is being raised by a "muggle".
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Once he's human, seeing [[EnsembleDarkhorse the female squirrel]]'s reaction.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: He had three different voice actors (the directors' sons), one of which was going through puberty at the time. The result is squeaky and inconsistent, as he goes from adorable KidHero to slightly angsty teenager back and forth.
* RagsToRoyalty

!!Mowgli
'''Appeared in 1964's ''Disney/TheJungleBook'''''

* BrattyHalfPint
* IdiotHero
* KidHero
* LoveAtFirstSight: Mowgli instantly loses all control of his mental faculties the moment he sees Shanti and hears her singing.
* TookALevelInBadass: In the sequel.

!!Thomas O'Malley
'''Featured in 1970's ''TheAristocats'''''

* [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys All Girls Want Street Cats]]: Duchess points out several times to her children that they are better than alley cats, but seems to have no problem with romancing Thomas. Then again, he was being very charismatic.
* AudioErotica: ''Admit it'', female tropers.
* BatmanGambit: His stunt with the milk truck in the beginning of the movie. As Duchess points out, he could have been killed.
* BoisterousBruiser
* TheCasanova
* CatsAreSnarkers: Especially toward the Gobble sisters. Since they were being complete jerks to him, the audience can sympathize.
* TheCharmer
* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: After being saved from drowning by the Gobble sisters. It's not surprising he feels this way, seeing as [[WhatAnIdiot the sisters mistook his attempts to get out of the water for swimming lessons and almost drowned him themselves trying to "teach" him]].
* CoolCat
* DavidVersusGoliath: He assaulted Edgar on his own, which was quite a brave action.
* DistressedDude: He jumps into the water to save Marie, which backfires because he really can't swim.
* TheDrifter
* {{Expy}} / PigeonHoledVoiceActor: In the original version, he was voiced by Phil Harris, who also did Baloo in ''Disney/TheJungleBook''. Granted, Thomas is more of a sophisticated, suave and adult version of Baloo than an expy, but still.
* HeroicBuild: The Gobble sisters say he has one. Once they find out he's not actually married to Duchess they point out everything wrong about his appereance at once.
* HiddenDepths: He actually really wanted to settle down.
* HotDad: Madam hints at it in the end. He [[ParentalSubstitute becomes one]] to the three kittens.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: His decision to say goodbye to Duchess, because she can't leave Madam.
* LetsGetDangerous: In the climax. He manages to be impressive even in a comedy film.
* LovableRogue
* OfficialCouple: With Duchess.
* OverlyLongName: [[UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands Abraham]] [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} de Lacy]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Italy}} Giuseppe]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} Casey Thomas]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}} O'Malley]].
-->'''Duchess:''' [[LampshadeHanging Your name seems to cover all of Europe]].
* PapaWolf: Soon enough.
* ParentWithNewParamour
* RedHeadedHero: Red fur, actually.
* StopHelpingMe: To the Gobble sisters. Completely justified.
* StreetSmart
* [[TallDarkAndHandsome Broad, Dark and Handsome]]

!!Robin Hood
''' Featured in 1973's ''Disney/RobinHood'''''

* TheAce
* CunningLikeAFox
* CuteLittleFangs
* FurryFandom
* LoveableRogue
* NiceHat
* OfficialCouple: With Maid Marian.

!!Bernard
'''Featured in 1977's ''Disney/TheRescuers'' and 1990's ''[[Disney/TheRescuers The Rescuers Down Under]]'''''.

* {{Adorkable}}
* AdventureDuo: With Bianca, of course.
* BadassAdorable: [[spoiler:He definitely counts in the second half of RDU, taking matters into his own hands and wrestling a razorback to the ground.]]
* CannotSpitItOut: His marriage proposa in ''RDU''. Matters are not helped by Jake cockblocking him constantly.
* CowardlyLion: He insists he's just a [[AlmightyJanitor lowly janitor]], he stutters and can be a nervous wreck, but if others are depending on him, he's unstoppable.
* DidntWantAnAdventure: He insists they should have taken the train.
** KnightInSourArmor
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: A lot in ''RDU''.
* NiceMice
* NonActionGuy: [[spoiler:Subverted beautifully.]]
* OfficialCouple: With Bianca.
* SmarterThanYouLook: He is actually quite resourceful, classy and StreetSmart. Not what you'd expect from a janitor, [[GenreSavvy although Bianca clearly did]].
* TookALevelInBadass: Bianca, Cody and Marahute are all captured, [=McLeach=] is driving away, Bernard is still trapped in the nest, days walking distance (for a mice) from [=McLeach=]'s ranch. Everything is lost, right? '''Nope'''. Bernard [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome to the rescue!]]
* WackyMarriageProposal: To Bianca in ''RDU''. Outside factors keep ruining it so he has to do several attempts before he gets to say the words.

!!Taran
''' Featured in 1985's ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'''''

* FailureKnight
* FarmBoy
* KidHero
* OfficialCouple: With Eilonwy.
* PutOnABus: Due to ''The Black Cauldron'' not being a financial success, Taran, like his female counterpart Eilonwy, is rarely featured in official Disney merchandising.
* RedHeadedHero
* RedheadInGreen
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Disney Renaissance (1989-99)]]
!!Prince Eric
''' Featured in 1989's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'''''

* BadassNormal: This guy does ''not'' [[{{Determinator}} give up]]. EVER. Sky-high {{Physical God}}dess Sea Witches be damned, you do ''not'' mess with his girl.
* HeroesLoveDogs
* HotDad
* MarryForLove
* OfficialCouple: With Ariel.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Refused to leave a sinking ship until his men and his pet dog were safely rescued. Then in the last arc of the film he actually rams the mast of a ship into Ursula, saving Ariel and her father's lives in the process. He also appears to be heavily involved in the running of his kingdom.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: With his daughter Melody, who has the same hair and thick eyebrows as her father does.

!!The Beast '''aka''' Prince Adam
''' Featured in 1991's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'''''

Originally a French prince cursed to remain in beast form until he could find someone to love and be loved by in return, the character was said to be a challenge for the scriptwriters as he begins the film a very dark and menacing character until he is redeemed by his love for Belle.

* {{Adorkable}}: His approach to winning Belle is very much made of this-that is after the climactic rescue of Belle from wolves.
* {{Badass}}: In Beast form he is very skilled in fighting.
* BadassBaritone / GutturalGrowler
* BadassCape
* BeastMan
* BeautifulAllAlong
* BecomingTheMask: WordOfGod is that if Belle had never arrived at the castle, the Beast would eventually have given in to his animal instincts, stopped wearing all clothing and completely forget how to speak.
* BigEyesLittleEyes: In both forms his eyes are huge, to better contrast him with the main villain Gaston.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: With Belle.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter
* ByronicHero: Lives apart from society? Check. Has a mean and anti-social demeanor? Check. Is redeemed by the love of a good woman? [[RuleOfThree CHECK]].
* CharacterDevelopment: From HairTriggerTemper {{Jerkass}} to GentleGiant JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* CharacterTics: The Beast will rub the back of his neck when he's ashamed or frustrated.
* CornerOfWoe: [[spoiler:after Belle leaves the castle.]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice Prince]]
* DespairEventHorizon: The early narration states that he had "lost all hope" by the time of the main story taking place.
* ExpressiveEars
* HiddenDepths: Yes, the Beast is a jerk; however he is also brave, cunning, and determined. The castle staff even state that he really isn't that bad once you get to know him, he's just angry and very, very depressed.
* MixAndMatchCritters: Animators used a chimera of bull, gorilla, wolf and other animals to create the image of the Beast.
* LightningBruiser
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: As prince he keeps his hair in a short ponytail.
* LoveAtFirstPunch / LoveAtFirstSight
* MeaningfulName: Adam means man in Hebrew. What does the Beast turn into at the every end?
* NinetiesAntiHero
* OddNameOut: The film is set during an unspecified era of France. The majority of characters, save the stereotypically English butler and housekeeper, all have French names. Where does "Adam" fit into this?
* OfficialCouple: With Belle.
* ParentalAbandonment: Its never explained in the original film or the sequels what happened to his parents. One wonders why an eleven year old was left in charge of an entire castle in the first place.
* RedHeadedHero
* SpoiledBrat: What got him cursed in the first place.

!!Aladdin
'''Appeared in 1992's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'''''

* AntiHero: As a thief, a {{trickster| archetype}}, and a habitual liar, Aladdin may very well be one of the most morally ambiguous Disney protagonists yet.
* BadassNormal
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Determinator}}:
-->'''Jafar:''' [[WhyWontYouDie How many times do I have to kill you, boy?!]]
* KidHero: Averted by the final draft. Disney was originally going to make him about thirteen years old, until it was decided that he would have a broader appeal if he was aged up. There was also the fact that animators felt uncomfortable having a sixteen year old princess fall for a thirteen year old.
* GuileHero: Aladdin is regularly shown to be able to outwit his foes with his brains rather than with his brawn.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: In the reprise to "One Jump Ahead", he sings that if people looked closer, they ''"would find out there is so much more to him"''.
* JustLikeRobinHood: How often does he actually keep anything he steals for himself?
* LoveableRogue
* LoveAtFirstSight: He fell in love with Jasmine instantly after seeing her for the first time.
* MrFanservice
* [[NiceHat Nice Fez]]
* Official Couple: With Princess Jasmine.
* RaceLift: The original Aladdin was set in China and the protagonist and his mother were fallen members of Chinese nobility. However Disney was not the first to make him Arabic, some versions of Scheherazade's tale have the setting take place in ancient Arabia.
* StreetSmart: By necessity.
* StreetUrchin
* WalkingShirtlessScene: At least 75%, as were it not for his barely their vest-shirt he would be this trope through and through.

!!Simba
'''Featured in 1994's ''Disney/TheLionKing'''''

* TheAtoner: Spends most of the first film guilt-ridden for his father's death, until he finds out that he's not the one to blame for it at all.
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning
* {{Badass}}: Not quite as much as his father, though.
** TookALevelInBadass
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* TheGoodKing
* HeroicBSOD: After Mufasa dies.
* ItsAllMyFault: Except [[SubvertedTrope it isn't]] but he doesn't know that immediately.
* KingOfBeasts
* MeaningfulName: "Simba" means "lion" in Swahili.
* MouthyKid: As a cub.
* OfficialCouple: With Nala.
* PantheraAwesome
* RedHeadedHero
* RebelPrince: After Mufasa's death.
* RightfulKingReturns
* RoyalBrat: Initially. [[CharacterDevelopment He grows out of it]].
* WarriorPrince

!!John Smith
'''Featured in 1995's ''Disney/Pocahontas'''''

* {{Badass}}
* BreakTheHaughty: It's not done negatively, but he is forced to see the negative implications of his original behavior.
* CharacterDevelopment: Goes from pointing his gun at Pocahontas to trying his hardest ''not'' to kill Kocoum, a ''very'' strong warrior, who attacked ''him''.
* WomenAreWiser: . He pales in comparison to Pocahontas, however, who tries ''very'' hard to put him off his self-righteous attitude. It works.
* DumbBlonde: When he's trying not to be insensitive to Pocahontas, but still describing her as a savage.
-->'''Pocahontas:''' ''[[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne Savages?]]''\\
'''John Smith:''' No, not you.\\
'''Pocahontas:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Just my people]].
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Saving Thomas while others were willing to consider him lost.
* GentlemanAdventurer: He's more interested in exploring than mining for gold.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He's a noble man who easily became friends with Pocahontas and learned valuable things along the way.
* HeelFaceTurn: Somewhat. While not a bad guy at heart, his intentions to steal the Virginian land and "civilize" the "savages" are midly villainous at worst and thorougly short-sighted and inconsiderate at best. Pocahontas turns him around to make him realize the natives are fine on their own, and the land is not, in fact, under British ownership.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Thomas.
* HiddenDepths: "I've never really belonged anywhere." Which gives a whole new meaning to the entire exploring obsession he has.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: To the point where critics agree this is the version of John Smith the ''actual'' Smith would have wanted history to see him as.
** In reality, John Smith was much more of a {{Jerkass}}, with one of his well-documented actions being taking a Native leader captive so that the leader's tribe would provide him with plentiful resources.
* IComeInPeace: Incredibly subverted, and not even in WeComeInPeaceShootToKill terms. One is left to wonder ''just what'' he might've done if Pocahontas hadn't been a girl.
* NiceGuy: It takes some time to come to the surface, but at heart he is quite understanding, friendly and interested in other cultures. Grandmother Willow cunningly remarks that he has a good heart.
* OfficialCouple: With oh guess who.
** Due to this, it is deemed ''very'' unsafe to mention [[spoiler:the sequel, where Pocahontas is paied with... squick... John Rolfe]] to ''Pocahontas'' fans. Thankfully, Disney itself affirms the OfficialCouple status of Pocahontas and John Smith on their merchandise, in their theme parks and most other media.
* SmallNameBigEgo
* StarCrossedLovers: With Pocahontas.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:For Powhatan.]]
* [[TallDarkAndHandsome Tall, Blond and Handsome]]
* WhiteMansBurden: Initially. After talking to Pocahontas, he realizes that the natives don't really need their help.
* YouAreWorthHell: The premise of ''If I Never Knew You''.
-->'''John Smith:''' [[TearJerker I'd rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you]].

!!Quasimodo
'''Featured in 1996's ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'''''

* {{Adorkable}}
* TheBigGuy
* BrainsAndBrawn: In most of Quasimodo's scenes he is seen demonstrating his strength, but other times it becomes clear that he is also very intelligent; one being when he figures a way to sneak Esmeralda past the guards outside the cathedral and a second being how he figures out the code in Esmeralda's charm and locates the gypsy hideout.
* CallingTheOldManOut
* CharacterDevelopment: Quasimodo becomes passive to more assertive to his oppressive guardian.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: No, he doesn't get Esmeralda in the end. But [[spoiler:in the sequel, he does get a girlfriend named Madeline.]]
* FriendToAllLivingThings
* TheGrotesque
* HandicappedBadass
* HomeschooledKids: Poor Quasimodo - Frollo royally sucks as a teacher, seeing that Quasimodo is still learning ''the alphabet'' at age 20.
* LeParkour: Jumping from the eaves to the steeples to the gargoyles to the gutters of the Notre Dame cathedral is not a problem for him.
* LonersAreFreaks: What the citizens of Paris think he is but truthfully he isn't a loner by choice; Frollo deliberately keeps him hidden away in the cathedral.
* LoveHurts: When Quasimodo witnesses Esmeralda's and Phoebus' kiss and realizes that they are in love with each other.
* MeaningfulName: Quasimodo means ''"half-formed"'' directly translated from Latin, in a more modern form it also means "sub-human". The fact that he named poor Quasi this is just '''one ''' example of Frollo's cruelty.
* NiceGuy: Definitely.
* ParentalAbandonment: what he thinks was the case with his mother. In reality [[spoiler:Frollo killed her.]]
* RedHeadedHero
* [[spoiler:UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}]]: His true parentage.
* [[spoiler:YouAreWhatYouHate]]: Doesn't seem to hate gypsies, though he mindlessly accepts Frollo's beliefs about them until meeting Esmeralda provides him with a new perspective. It isn't to the very end that [[spoiler:Frollo]] reveals whom his mother really was.

!!Phoebus
'''Featured in 1996's ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'''''

* AmazonChaser: Watching Esmeralda single handedly trounce Frollo's guards makes Phoebus exclaim "What a woman!"
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Averted in the Disney film, not so much in the novel it was based on.
* CharacterDevelopment: Phoebus is initially the pawn who loathes injustice. In the opening, he discreetly rescues Esmeralda from arrest but never quite speaks out against injustice, and Frollo refuses to let Phoebus intervene when Quasimodo undergoes public humiliation. It's when he witnesses Frollo's [[MoralEventHorizon attempted execution on an innocent family]] that Phoebus starts intervening explicitly from then on.
* ChivalrousPervert: He's obviously very excited by Esmerelda's dancing, but is able to look beyond just that to her kindness and spirit.
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon: Initially he's this to the villain Frollo, but see HiddenDepths below.
* FirstGuyWins
* HiddenDepths: Appears to have a clear sense of moral right and wrong despite working for Frollo, as seen in the way he treats Esmeralda and in his kindness towards Quasimodo after he is pelted by the crowd and in acknowledging the latter's role in helping warn the gypsies of Frollo's arrival.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Shining gold-plated armor no less.
* MeaningfulName: Phoebus, as he notes means ''"sun-god"''. Esmeralda is less than impressed however.
* OfficialCouple: With Esmeralda.

!!Hercules
'''Featured in 1997's ''Disney/Hercules'''''

* {{Adorkable}}
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl
* BadassAbnormal: Being a demi-god and all.
* CuteBruiser: As a baby and a teen.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Couldn't control it as a teenager. [[WhatTheHellTownspeople The townspeople were not pleased]].
* HeroicBuild: Hellz yeah.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:For Megara, to pull her out of the River Styx.]]
** [[spoiler:YouAreWorthHell]]
* [[spoiler:IChooseToStay]]: [[spoiler:Decides to stay mortal to be with Meg.]]
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Played straight when he was a kid.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: At the hands of the Cyclops.
* OfficialCouple: With Megara.
* [[spoiler:PowerGlows]]: [[spoiler:As a god.]]
* RedheadedHero
* SuperStrength
* ToBeAMaster: Proving himself as a hero so he can return to being a god.
* UnskilledButStrong: Initially. Eventually develops into SkilledButNaive.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Admittedly his dad is already [[SoProudOfYou quite proud of him but]] it still stands.
* WorldsStrongestMan

!!Captain Li Shang
'''Featured in 1998's ''Disney/Mulan'''''

* {{Adorkable}}: His interaction with Mulan after defeating Shan-Yu has him stammering and not knowing what to say her to her.
* {{Badass}}
* BadassCape
* DrillSergeantNasty
* IOweYouMyLife: Says this word for word to Mulan (who is disguised as Fa Ping at the time) after he is shot by an enemy arrow in the middle of a stakeout. Later on this is what [[spoiler:partially motivates him to spare Mulan from execution after her masquerade is revealed.]]
* LoveMakesYouDumb: He is usually TheStoic but when he tries to talk to Mulan after Shan Yu's defeat, he doesn't have a clue what to say.
* MilitaryBrat
* MrFanservice
* {{Nepotism}}: What [[EvilChancellor administrator]] [[JerkAss Chi Fu]] tries to accuse him of benefitting from. His father is the General of the Imperial Chinese army and Shang is desperate to make him proud. Chi Fu, knowing this uses this to belittle him when Shang's initial training of the new conscripts goes badly.
* NotSoDifferent: The other reason why he [[spoiler:spares Mulan's life; her determination to save her father's life by volunteering in his place reminds him of his own desire to help his father (whom by then had been shown not to have survived the Chinese defence against a Hun attack on a village earlier.)]]
* OfficialCouple: With Mulan.
* WalkingShirtlessScene
* WellDoneSonGuy: Towards his father, General Li. They don't seem to have a troubled relationship based on the brief interaction shown between them, but it is also shown that the General is very proud of his son's achievements.

!!Tarzan
'''Featured in 1999's ''Disney/Tarzan'''''

* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Tarzan as a kid.
* BadassBookworm: He becomes utterly fascinated with books and reading once Jane and Professor Porter arrive.
* FishOutOfWater: In human society after being raised by gorillas for most of his life.
* HappilyAdopted
* [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]]: When he wears human clothing for the first time.
** UnkemptBeauty: Not that he looked bad before then.
* HulkSpeak: He mostly grows out of it by the end.
* LeParkour: Tarzan takes this to new heights, especially with his "tree-surfing".
* LoveAtFirstSight: Towards Jane.
* MrFanservice
* MusclesAreMeaningless
* NubileSavage
* OfficialCouple: With Jane Porter.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler:They were killed by a leopard.]]
* [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Gorillas]]
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Without the mustache, Tarzan's father looks identical to his son.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* WalkingShirtlessScene
* WellDoneSonGuy: Tarzan is constantly seeking the approval of Kerchak, who refuses to accept Tarzan as a member of the gorilla pack, much less as his adopted son. That all changes when Tarzan comes back to save them. Sadly, it doesn't last that long, as [[spoiler:Kerchak receives a fatal bullet wound from Clayton. After Clayton's death, Tarzan kneels over Kerchak, who passes on leadership of the pack to Tarzan and even acknowledges Tarzan as his son with his last words.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Modern Era (1999-present)]]
!!Emperor Kuczo
'''Featured in 2000's ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'''''

* {{Asexuality}}: Kuzco seems to lean toward this. Until the TV series, that is.
* BalefulPolymorph
* BerserkButton: Seriously. DON'T THROW OFF KUZCO'S GROOVE! He'll have you [[DestinationDefenestration thrown out a window for it]].
* BreakTheHaughty : Getting turned into a llama is just one step into Kuczo learning to be a better person.
* TheCaligula: Kuzco is one example where The Caligula in question is the Main Character, although he's spoiled, feckless and self-absorbed rather than outright insane.
* CampStraight
* {{Catchphrase}}: [[HatesBeingTouched "No touchy!"]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheEmperor
* HeelFaceTurn
* [[PrinceCharmless Emperor Charmless]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: And how! Oh boy, is Kuczo self-obsessed.
* {{Jerkass}}: Kuzco starts out as one of these...
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: ...and develops into one of these.
* MeaningfulName: Kuzco means "the center of the world".
* NotSoDifferent: From what we see of them both in the beginning of the film, rule under Yzma would be the same as rule under Kuzco - they're both thoroughly self-centered people who care little for others and their well-being. Yzma is what Kuzco is poised to become - him plus a century or two (or three). Kuzco learns to become a better person, while Yzma doesn't bother.
* ParentalAbandonment
* PrideBeforeAFall: And how!
* RichesToRags: At the beginning of the film.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Averted. Kuczo is never actually seen ruling and mostly seems content to just laze around, ordering his servants about.
* SpoiledBrat: Until CharacterDevelopment kicks in...
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist

!!Milo James Thatch
'''Featured in 2001's ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'''''

* {{Adorkable}}: One of the reasons the the fangirls adore him.
* BadassBookworm: Milo becomes this during the last action sequence.
* BowTiesAreCool
* CunningLinguist
* [[spoiler:GoingNative]]: [[spoiler:At the end of the film.]]
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Milo and Really700YearsOld Kida.
* {{Megane}}
* MightyWhitey
* NaiveNewcomer
* [[UglyGuyHotWife Nerdy Guy, Hot Girlfriend]]: With Kida. Well, [[GeekyTurnOn plenty of people think Milo is cute]], but compared to him, Kida is ''wow''.
* OfficialCouple: With Kida.
* ScienceHero
* TookALevelInBadass

!!Stitch
'''Featured in 2002's ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'''''

* AntiHero: Type IV --> Type II
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: He is programmed to destroy buildings, back up sewers, [[RoadSignReversal reverse road signs]], and steal everyone's left shoe.
* AxCrazy: It's explicitly stated at the beginning that his only instinct is to destroy everything. He loses this status as time progresses.
* BadassAdorable: Think you're tough, huh, {{Kirby}}?
* BecomingTheMask: In the movie, as he grows to love Lilo. The series sometimes focuses on Stitch learning about life on Earth.
* ClarkKenting: As a dog, despite looking more like a koala and having [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue fur]].
* CreatorCameo: He's voiced by director Chris Sanders.
* EloquentInMyNativeTongue: Argument: "Ih." Assessment: "He's very persuasive."
* FluffyTheTerrible: He's pretty cute looking. Then you may notice his shark teeth...
* FunPersonified: He eventually mellows out into this and trailers ''really'' played up this aspect.
* GeniusBruiser: Along with his super strength he's said to be smarter than a supercomputer.
* GreenEyes: Stitch's eyes are actually ebony, but his part-synthetic constitution allows him to see in infra-green. They will change colour to show he's evil or malfunctioning.
** GreenEyedMonster, [[IncrediblyLamePun literally]]! [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Although his eyes never change when he's jealous]].
* HeelFaceTurn: The movie's whole story.
* TheHero: In the series, where he gets the opportunity to use his talents for good.
* KillerRabbit: He is just as adorable as a Disney character should be... and then he [[PardonMyKlingon curses an entire room out in an alien language]], escapes from a heavily guarded starship using SuperStrength and his vicious cunning and has the urge to wipe out major cities programmed into him.
* KnightInSourArmor: Lilo prays for an "[[KnightInShiningArmour angel]]" at the beginning of the movie. Cut to Stitch emerging from a crashed cruiser, looking anything but angelic. Turns out he's the very friend she needs in the world.
* NighInvulnerability: "Practically indestructable". He got run over by a truck. He has ''also'' been exposed ''point-blank'' to the extreme heat of an interstellar ship's thrusters, Jumba says what essentially amounts to a [[WaveMotionGun Wave Motion]] HandCannon ''might'' stun him (at best), and it turns out he ''[[BulletCatch can catch and handle the energy shots]]'', he was at ground-zero of a gasoline truck exploding on top of a volcano, etc. ''This is practically his superpower''.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Tiny, but can lift 3,000x his own weight.
** AchillesHeel: Although that is [[WaferThinMint the literal cap]].
* ReluctantMonster: Not at first, but he comes round once he feels loved for the first time. All together now... ''Dawww...''
* RetractableAppendages: His antennae, back spines and extra arms.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Because his "[[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness mollecular density is too great]]". The shorthand version is he's too heavy to float...
* TrademarkFavouriteFood: Coconut Cake and Coffee.
* TheUnintelligible: Normally. He does speak some kind of weird alien language, which is pretty strange considering that the others... [[AliensSpeakingEnglish don't]].
* WildChild: It's never specified whether Stitch has an age, but his behavior and manners are not unlike those of an ''extremely'' hyperactive little boy.
* [[YouAreNumberSix You Are Number 626]]: Jumba calls him the experiment number but than again he calls Lilo "Little Girl." Its just his quirk.

!!Jim Hawkins
'''Featured in 2002's ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'''''

* AntiHero
* BrilliantButLazy
* DeadpanSnarker
* DisappearedDad
* EmoTeen: Jim is pretty down in the beginning.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Jim's gold earring.
* KubrickStare
* LivingMacGuffin: Only Jim can read the star-map.
* MrFanservice
* OlderThanTheyLook: Jim, at first take, looks a bit older than "fifteen" despite the shortness.
* TeensAreShort
* TokenHuman
* TroubledButCute

!!Kenai
'''Featured in 2003's ''Disney/BrotherBear'''''

* {{Adorkable}}
* AloofOlderBrother: To Koda, after being transformed into a bear.
** BigBrotherWorship courtesey of Koda ensues.
* {{Animorphism}}: He gets turned into a bear.
* BalefulPolymorph
* BearsAreBadNews: Inverted. Here he's a good guy.
* EmoTeen: He causes most of the plot with his disproportionate anger over having a bear for a totem, as well as grabbing on to the IdiotBall.
* InterspeciesRomance: In the sequel, Kenai, as a bear, falls for his childhood friend, Nita, who is human. At the end of the movie, [[spoiler:she becomes a bear so they can be together.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* LaserGuidedKarma -> KarmicTransformation: [[spoiler:As a punishment for acting rashly and killing Koda's mom.]]
* MrFanservice
* [[spoiler:ParentalSubstitute]]: [[spoiler:To Koda.]]
* [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderer]]: [[spoiler:Of Koda's mother.]]
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Kenai and Nita, as the Great Spirits intended.
* YoungestChildWins

!![[spoiler:Cornelius]] Lewis [[spoiler:Robinson]]
'''Featured in 2007's ''MeetTheRobinsons'''''

* AdorablyPrecociousChild
* {{Adorkable}}
* BunglingInventor -> GadgeteerGenius
* ChildProdigy: He is ridiculously intelligent. Obviously he develops into a TeenGenius, as he ends up graduating from college at fourteen.
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:Future!Lewis, Cornelius, is this with inventing stuff. His motto isn't "Keep Moving Forward" for nothing.]]
* DoorstopBaby
* [[spoiler:HappilyAdopted]]: [[spoiler:By Dr. Krunklehorn and her husband.]]
* HeartwarmingOrphan
* [[spoiler:HenpeckedHusband]]: [[spoiler:Cornelius has shades of this with his wife. After all, she is ''always'' right.]]
* HomemadeInventions
* [[spoiler:HotDad]]: [[spoiler:As it turns out, he is one to.. Wilbur! In the future, obviously.]]
* [[spoiler:HotScientist]]: [[spoiler:As an adult.]]
* ImprovisedWeapon: [[spoiler:Believe it or not, {{Retcon}}. By telling Doris he's never going to invent her, Lewis retroactively erases her existence from the space-time continuum, defeating her.]]
* KidHero
* [[spoiler:MyFutureSelfAndMe]]: [[spoiler:Lewis and Cornelius.]]
* MissingMom: He constantly obsesses about her and once he's introduced to the concept of time-travel, desperately wants to meet her. [[spoiler:When he finally goes back in time to where he was left as a DoorstopBaby, he decides to leave his biological mother be after seeing her cradling the baby she's about to give up.]]
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:After Goob explains why he "turned evil", Lewis starts seeing his semi-abusive behavior of young Goob as this and fixes it by waking Goob up in time for him to win at an important baseball game.]]
* NerdGlasses
* PleaseKeepYourHatOn: Wilbur insists Lewis do this in the future. [[spoiler:It's to keep him from being found out!]]
* [[spoiler:RidiculouslySuccessfulFutureSelf]]: [[spoiler:Cornelius Robinson.]]
* ScienceHero
* SelfMadeMan: [[spoiler:Though having a scientist for an adopted mom probably helped matters.]]

!!Bolt
'''Featured in 2008's ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'''''

* ActorAllusion: Near the climax, he escapes a burning building just like Billy Nolan did.
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: On and off the set.
* CanineCompanion
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Though this was because the director and production team made Bolt believe the show was real.
* {{Determinator}}: He will not give up searching for Penny no matter what.
* FemaleFelineMaleMutt: With Mittens.
* FlyingBrick: In the TV show he's the star of, anyway.
* HeroicDog
* InterspeciesFriendship: With Mittens and Rhino.
* LargeHam
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: As a puppy.
* StockSuperpowers: Not real, of course.
** InASingleBound
** MakeMeWannaShout: The superbark.
** SuperSpeed
* TalkingAnimal: Only other animals can understand him, though; he just sounds like a normal dog to humans.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Penny.

!!Prince Naveen
'''Featured in 2009's ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'''''

* {{Adorkable}}
* AmbiguouslyBrown: His appearance was meant to invoke the sense of him possibly being from anywhere. As it stands Maldonia is suggested to be a Southern European country.
* AudioErotica: One of the reasons why his voice actor was chosen was because the female staff at the Disney studio found his voice sexy.
* BalefulPolymorph
* TheCasanova: See ReallyGetsAround below.
* ChivalrousPervert
* DeadpanSnarker
* RichJerk: Before he was turned into a frog and was subjected to BreakTheHaughty.
* HandsomeLech
* TheHedonist
* HeroicBuild: In human form.
* HiddenDepths: Despite his bragging playboy persona, he admits to Tiana that he was actually terrified when his parents disowned him; as he then realised that ''"he doesn't know how to do anything"'' by himself.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Really, Naveen you should never have trusted Dr. Facilier in the first place...
* HotGuysAreBastards: He was this trope before CharacterDevelopment kicked in.
* IdleRich: Why his parents disowned him.
* LadyKillerInLove
* LanternJawOfJustice
* [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Manic Pixie Dream Boy]]
* MrFanservice
* OfficialCouple: With Tiana.
* ReallyGetsAround: A more G-rated example but this is still heavily implied in-universe.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Shown to be quite resourceful even when turned into a frog and is also surprisingly quick to utilize the abilities his frog form grants.
* ShelteredAristocrat
* TallDarkAndHandsome

!!Flynn Rider aka Eugene Fitzherbert
'''Featured in 2010's ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'''''

* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Averted. Actually Rapunzel is nearly always the one who has to rescue ''him''.
* AntiHero: Falls somewhere in between Type II and III.
* BadassBeard
* BrownEyes
* CharacterDevelopment: He stops caring only about himself and learns to love, as well as to just be himself.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DeadpanSnarker: Mostly in response to the wacky antics surrounding him.
* DistressedDude
* FailOSuckyname: What he considers '''Eugene Fitzherbert''' to be. Rapunzel (and the fans) disagree.
* HeroicBuild
* HiddenDepths
* LoveRedeems: ([[spoiler:And in his case [[LoveRedeems Love Revives]] too]].)
* MadeOfIron
* MrFanservice: His entire design was based off a list of the sexiest men that the female staff at the Disney studio could think of.
* OfficialCouple: With Rapunzel.
* OnlySaneMan: Sometimes he falls into this role.
* RunningGag: Any picture drawn of him will fail to depict his nose properly. Its a source of angst for him.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TheTrickster
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Forms this dynamic with Rapunzel.

!!Wreck-It Ralph
'''Featured in 2012's ''Disney/WreckItRalph'''''

* {{Adorkable}}
* AdultFear: From everything that happens (or nearly happens) to Vanellope.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The Nicelanders in ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' shun him; Felix is the only one in the game to treat him with any sort of respect. Outside of the game, he's treated very well by the other arcade villains, so it's not like he's friendless, but the cold treatment he gets from the Nicelanders is enough to make him frustrated with his lot in life, and fuels his quest to get a medal.
* AntiHero: Type I.
** ClassicalAntiHero
* AntiVillain: Type IV.
** Within the setup for his actual game, he's also this. The Nicelanders destroy his home and build an apartment complex over it and Ralph destroys it out of rage.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: To Sour Bill: [[spoiler:"If Vanellope was never supposed to be in the game, ''why is her picture on the side of the game console?''"]]
** He gives another one to Fix-It Felix, Jr. when Felix comes down on him because of the troubles he'd been through after Ralph game jumped, making him realize he really ''wasn't'' being a good friend to him.
* BadassAdorable
* BeingEvilSucks
* BigBeautifulMan
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Vanellope.
* BigEater
* BigFun
* BigOlEyebrows
* BlessedWithSuck / CursedWithAwesome: His massive fists. Because of them, he laments his propensity to wreck everything, though he does eventually find ways to use them for good.
* BullyHunter: Even though Vanellope had just stolen his medal, Ralph can't stand to see the other racers picking on her and scares them off.
** Especially after they shove her into a puddle of chocolate, which might be a bit of a BerserkButton, as he's been getting tossed into a mud puddle for 30 years.
* ButtMonkey
* BrownEyes
* {{Catchphrase}}: "I'm gonna wreck it!"
* CelibateHero: Ralph doesn't have a LoveInterest in the movie.
* CoolBigBro: He becomes this to Vanellope.
* CoolLoser: Somewhat explored in the movie. His role as a villain makes him an outcast in his own game, but many other characters in the arcade know he's a great guy and treat him as such.
** It appears to be true outside of the game in the real world. No one wants to play the game without Ralph there to [[TheVillainMakesThePlot give them something to fix]], fueling Felix's quest to bring him home.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: As demonstrated quite clearly [[EstablishingCharacterMoment at the anniversary party]] and elsewhere throughout the movie (particularly in the car factory when he breaks first the oven pump, then the various frosting and decoration makers).
* [[DoesNotLikeSpam Does Not Like Chocolate]]: It fumes him that it's the flavor of the mud of his cake-model the Nicelanders use for their anniversary cake. It becomes a bit of a RunningGag in ''Sugar Rush''.
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* DimensionalTraveler: By "game-jumping."
* DrivenByEnvy[=/=]FreudianExcuse: Not nearly as evil as most examples, but it's his jealousy of Felix's fame and popularity as a hero that eventually pushes him to abandon his game, and his position as a villain, to seek a better situation elsewhere.
* DudeWheresMyRespect
* EasilyForgiven: When Ralph breaks out Vanellope, she's quick to forgive him [[spoiler:for destroying her car and getting her locked up]]... after he admits he's an idiot. It takes Felix a little while to do so when Ralph goes to rescue him, but he does so.
* EurekaMoment: [[spoiler:After he finally gets to stay in the penthouse, he notices Vanellope's game - and the fact that she's ''painted on the side of the cabinet''.]]
* {{Expy}}: Ralph himself is basically a human Franchise/DonkeyKong.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: If this exchange has any indication:
-->'''Sgt. Calhoun:''' It's "make your mamas proud" time!\\
'''Ralph:''' I love my mama!
* FashionableAsymmetry: His dungarees are missing a strap.
* FieryRedhead: As a villain in ''Fix-It Felix Jr.''
* GenreSavvy
* GentleGiant
* GoodOldFisticuffs
* GuestFighter: Ralph is a playable character in ''Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed'', presumably in return for Sonic's appearance in the film.
* HeCleansUpNicely: [[spoiler:Wears a tuxedo to Sergeant Calhoun and Fix-It Felix Jr.'s wedding.]]
* HeroicSecondWind: When [[spoiler:King Candy/Turbo]] forces Ralph to watch [[spoiler:the Cy-Bugs try to feast on Vanellope]], he breaks free in anger and finishes the fight.
* HomelessHero: In his game, the forest he lived in was destroyed to make way for the Niceland Apartments.
* HotBlooded
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: The Huge Guy to Vanellope's Tiny Girl.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: He desperately wants to be a hero to get the same recognition and respect that Felix does.
** Also a case of IJustWantToHaveFriends. Poor guy.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Vanellope. He's thirty and she's nine, according to WordOfGod.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Vanellope.
* MadeOfIron: He can be thrown several stories from the roof of an apartment building, slam face first into a concrete floor, and he'll still be ready to tear some more stuff up in the next level.
* ManlyTears: Sheds a few [[spoiler:at the wedding.]]
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: In his game, Ralph is a hulking, raging brute that fully intends to smash a building full of innocent tenants. When the game isn't being played, he is a sweet, gentle, and well-spoken person who appears to have a friendly and professional relationship with the other video game characters.
** Interestingly enough, the game actually hints at this in the intro sequence, where Ralph is presented as happy and friendly and just taking a nap in a tree trunk only to wake up with his home forest destroyed, at which point he goes [[BerserkButton berserk]].
* MightyGlacier: Powerful and sturdy, but relatively slow on ground, [[{{Foil}} in stark contrast]] to [[FragileSpeedster Felix]]'s video game stats.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The main conflicts of the movie are mostly his fault, although he never intended to do any damage. However, abandoning his game, running around ''Hero's Duty'' without any idea what he's doing, and [[spoiler:accidentally bringing a Cy-Bug into ''Sugar Rush'']] causes a hell of a lot of trouble.
* OddCouple: With Vanellope.
* PapaWolf: Towards Vanellope.
* PrimaryColorChampion: Inverted; he's his game's antagonist and wears orange and brown. Contrast with Felix's blue clothes.
* PunchClockVillain
* RedheadedBully: {{Invoked|Trope}} with Ralph's character design.
* RedIsHeroic: His dominant color is red. {{Foreshadowing}}, perhaps?
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: The Savvy Guy to Vanellope's Energetic Girl; a platonic example.
* SmarterThanYouLook: At first glance you would think he was the DumbMuscle. He isn't.
* [[spoiler:SpannerInTheWorks]]: [[spoiler:If you think about it, if Ralph didn't decide to find respect as a hero, Turbo's scheme to replace Vanellope in ''Sugar Rush'' would have never been exposed.]]
* [[spoiler:StatusQuoIsGod]]: [[spoiler:At the end of the movie, he still keeps his role as a villain but things have changed. He got his own apartment, a cake with his figure on top of the apartment, the Nicelanders give him pies every now and then, and just as he's about to be thrown off the rooftop, he can see Vanellope smiling back from her game.]]
* SuperStrength: Aside from the obvious strength it takes for him to keep wrecking the apartment building, he is able to split a jawbreaker which Vanellope says is unbreakable, lift and trash much of the racing stadium, [[spoiler:smash Vanellope's kart]], and more. [[ChekhovsSkill This is important in the climax]].
* TheVillainMakesThePlot: InUniverse: ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' is unplayable without Ralph there, and Felix himself seems all too aware that a hero is only as good as his villain.
* VillainProtagonist: Although the premise of the movie is him invoking his own HeelFaceTurn.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Vanellope, Type II.
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* TallDarkAndHandsome
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* [[spoiler:{{Roma}}]]: His true parentage.

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* [[spoiler:{{Roma}}]]: [[spoiler:UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}]]: His true parentage.
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* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: After being saved from drowning by the Gobble sisters. It's not surprising he feels this way, seeing as [[WhatAnIdiot the sisters mistook his attempts to get out of the water for swimming lessons and almost drowned him themselves trying to "teach" him.]]

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* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: After being saved from drowning by the Gobble sisters. It's not surprising he feels this way, seeing as [[WhatAnIdiot the sisters mistook his attempts to get out of the water for swimming lessons and almost drowned him themselves trying to "teach" him.]]him]].



* SmarterThanYouLook: He is actually quite resourceful, classy and StreetSmart. Not what you'd expect from a janitor, [[GenreSavvy although Bianca clearly did.]]

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* SmarterThanYouLook: He is actually quite resourceful, classy and StreetSmart. Not what you'd expect from a janitor, [[GenreSavvy although Bianca clearly did.]]did]].



* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Couldn't control it as a teenager. [[WhatTheHellTownspeople The townspeople were not pleased.]]

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* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Couldn't control it as a teenager. [[WhatTheHellTownspeople The townspeople were not pleased.]]pleased]].



* [[spoiler:HappilyAdopted: By Dr. Krunklehorn and her husband.]]

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* [[spoiler:HappilyAdopted: By [[spoiler:HappilyAdopted]]: [[spoiler:By Dr. Krunklehorn and her husband.]]



* [[spoiler:HenpeckedHusband: Cornelius has shades of this with his wife. After all, she is ''always'' right.]]

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* [[spoiler:HenpeckedHusband: Cornelius [[spoiler:HenpeckedHusband]]: [[spoiler:Cornelius has shades of this with his wife. After all, she is ''always'' right.]]



* [[spoiler:HotDad: As it turns out, he is one to.. Wilbur! In the future, obviously.]]
* [[spoiler:HotScientist: As an adult.]]

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* [[spoiler:HotDad: As [[spoiler:HotDad]]: [[spoiler:As it turns out, he is one to.. Wilbur! In the future, obviously.]]
* [[spoiler:HotScientist: As [[spoiler:HotScientist]]: [[spoiler:As an adult.]]



* [[spoiler:MyFutureSelfAndMe: Lewis and Cornelius.]]

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* [[spoiler:MyFutureSelfAndMe: Lewis [[spoiler:MyFutureSelfAndMe]]: [[spoiler:Lewis and Cornelius.]]



* [[spoiler:RidiculouslySuccessfulFutureSelf: Cornelius Robinson.]]

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* [[spoiler:RidiculouslySuccessfulFutureSelf: Cornelius [[spoiler:RidiculouslySuccessfulFutureSelf]]: [[spoiler:Cornelius Robinson.]]



* ManlyTears: Sheds a few [[spoiler:at the wedding]].

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* ManlyTears: Sheds a few [[spoiler:at the wedding]].wedding.]]



* MightyGlacier: Powerful and sturdy, but relatively slow on ground, [[{{Foil}} in stark contrast]] to [[FragileSpeedster Felix's]] video game stats.

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* MightyGlacier: Powerful and sturdy, but relatively slow on ground, [[{{Foil}} in stark contrast]] to [[FragileSpeedster Felix's]] Felix]]'s video game stats.



* RedheadedBully: {{Invoked}} with Ralph's character design.

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* RedheadedBully: {{Invoked}} {{Invoked|Trope}} with Ralph's character design.
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* {{Expy}} / PigeonHoledVoiceActor: In the original version, he was voiced by Phil Harris, who also did Baloo in ''TheJungleBook''. Granted, Thomas is more of a sophisticated, suave and adult version of Baloo than an expy, but still.

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* {{Expy}} / PigeonHoledVoiceActor: In the original version, he was voiced by Phil Harris, who also did Baloo in ''TheJungleBook''.''Disney/TheJungleBook''. Granted, Thomas is more of a sophisticated, suave and adult version of Baloo than an expy, but still.
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* LovableRogue
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* BearsAreBadNews: Inverted. Here he's a good guy.



* EverythingsWorseWithBears: Inverted. Here he's a good guy.
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* KnightInSourArmor: Lilo prays for an "[[KnightInShiningArmour angel]]" at the beginning of the movie. Cut to Stitch emerging from a crashed cruiser, [[NightmareFuel looking anything but angelic]]. Turns out he's the very friend she needs in the world.

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* KnightInSourArmor: Lilo prays for an "[[KnightInShiningArmour angel]]" at the beginning of the movie. Cut to Stitch emerging from a crashed cruiser, [[NightmareFuel looking anything but angelic]].angelic. Turns out he's the very friend she needs in the world.
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* {{Expy}}: Something of a recolored version of the earlier Prince Ferdinand.

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* {{Expy}}: Something of a recolored version of the earlier Prince Ferdinand.from Snow White.
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* LeParkour: Jumping from the eaves to the steeples to the gargoyles to the gutters of the Notre Dame cathedral is not a problem for him.
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