History Characters / ThomasTheTankEngine

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!Phillip
-->"Hello there! My name's Philip! I'm a diesel boxcab!"

-->Voiced by: Rasmus Hardiker

A cheeky young diesel-electric Class A6 boxcab switcher that often works as a station pilot. Phillip is energetic and very talkative, much to the amusement of the younger engines, but the annoyance of the bigger ones.

* {{Keet}}: Very excitable. Tends to irritate Gordon and James as a result.
* MotorMouth: He ''loves'' making conversation.
* ReplacementFlatCharacter: His naive and childish (and somewhat cheeky) attitude very much replicates how Thomas and Percy were initially, who by now act as {{Cool Big Bro}}s to Phillip.
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: To Gordon. He even makes a habit of sleeping in Tidmoth Shed to his dismay.
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* UndyingLoyalty: To Sir Topham Hatt. While they may sometimes disobey orders in ill sighted plans, they hate doing anything to displease the Fat Controller. Epitomised in "Goodbye Fat Controller" where they take any measure possible to prevent his supposed retirement.
26th Mar '16 3:20:16 PM YohanAnthony
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* {{GentleGiant}: He is described as having a "big heart" in "Welcome to the Island Of Sodor Sam!". In "Welcome to the Island Of Sodor Sam!", when Thomas says that Sam "must be a very useful engine", Sam returns the compliment, saying that they're "all really useful engines, Thomas, we all have our own strengths."

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* {{GentleGiant}: {{GentleGiant}}: He is described as having a "big heart" in "Welcome to the Island Of Sodor Sam!". In "Welcome to the Island Of Sodor Sam!", when Thomas says that Sam "must be a very useful engine", Sam returns the compliment, saying that they're "all really useful engines, Thomas, we all have our own strengths."
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* {{GentleGiant}: He is described as having a "big heart" in "Welcome to the Island Of Sodor Sam!". In "Welcome to the Island Of Sodor Sam!", when Thomas says that Sam "must be a very useful engine", Sam returns the compliment, saying that they're "all really useful engines, Thomas, we all have our own strengths."
12th Mar '16 4:57:07 AM k410ren
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* BadassBaritone: Has one of the deeper toned whistles. As for the Badass part, watch "A Close Shave", where he prevents twenty runaway trucks from causing a serious accident.

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* BadassBaritone: Has one of the deeper toned whistles.whistles, which is sometimes used for Gordon (especially in seasons 4 and 5). As for the Badass part, watch "A Close Shave", where he prevents twenty runaway trucks from causing a serious accident.
26th Feb '16 3:34:12 PM k410ren
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* BadassBaritone: Has a deep whistle and typically a deep voice. He's also the largest and strongest of the main characters.



* TheBigGuy

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* TheBigGuyTheBigGuy: The largest of the main characters.



* NiceMeanAndInbetween: Originally the inbetween with Henry and James.

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* NiceMeanAndInbetween: Originally the inbetween with Henry and James, typically less of a {{Jerkass}} than James.



* TertiarySexualCharacteristics

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* TertiarySexualCharacteristicsTertiarySexualCharacteristics: Her eyelashes and lipstick.



* BadassBaritone: Has one of the deeper toned whistles. As for the Badass part, watch "A Close Shave", where he prevents twenty runaway trucks from causing a serious accident.




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* YouShallNotPass: In "A Close Shave", he holds back twenty runaway cars from crashing into a passenger train.



* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Their name plates and numbers.

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* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Their name plates and numbers. Douglas has a slightly deeper toned whistle.
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* CharacterDevelopment: Though his flaws [[AesopAmnesia come and go]] DependingOnTheWriter, Duncan shows a lot more acceptance of them in later episodes. While he started off with a NeverMyFault complex in his first appearance, he will often humbly accept blame for his mistakes since his return in the CGI episodes.
23rd Feb '16 10:13:30 PM sparkles38
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** [[spoiler:Strangely, this is subverted in "Percy's Promise" in the original series. In an alternate reality they would be yelling "We want Thomas, we want Thomas."]]

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** [[spoiler:Strangely, this is subverted in the season 3 episode "Percy's Promise" in the original series.Promise". In an alternate reality they would be yelling "We want Thomas, we want Thomas."]]
23rd Feb '16 10:06:06 PM sparkles38
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** [[spoiler:Strangely, this is subverted in "Percy's Promise" in the original series. In an alternate reality they would be yelling "We want Thomas, we want Thomas."]]
20th Feb '16 11:43:56 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* FriendToAllLivingThings: Generally anything that is remotely sentient on Sodor is respectful and obedient to him. Whenever an engine (often the conniving Diesels) believes they have been rejected by him, it is pointed out he cares about ''all'' of his engines.

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: Generally anything that is remotely sentient on Sodor is respectful and obedient to him. Whenever an engine (often the conniving Diesels) believes they have been rejected by him, it is pointed out he cares about ''all'' of his engines.engines.
* LegacyCharacter: In the original books.
* {{Leitmotif}}: In seasons 1-7, an ominous sounding tune is played when he's on screen. Especially when he's reprimanding an engine.
* MommasBoy
* NeverMyFault: There are times that he reprimands his engines for accidents they aren't responsible for (i.e., in "Thomas Comes to Breakfast" he scolds Thomas for crashing the stationmaster's house when it really was the cleaner that careless messed his controls).
** There was one aversion in "Thomas and the Rumors" where after Gordon causes a tunnel to collapse, he was having a stern word with Gordon's driver.
** Subverted in "Wayward Winston". When he scolds Winston for rolling away, Winston politely but firmly points out that the Fat Controller didn't put the brake on, and the Controller admits that he's partially to blame.
* NiceHat / HatOfAuthority: He's incredibly fond of his top hat, so much that it has slipped into CompanionCube territory.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In "Misty Island Rescue" he is so overjoyed at finding Thomas, he throws his hat into the air, not caring the least when it disappears into the mist.
-->'''The Fat Controller:''' I can find another hat, but I can never find another Thomas.
* PetTheDog: Engines who work hard against adversity and without complaint, always make him proud, and he's always quick to tell them how proud he is of them.
** After Duck and his crew prevented a serious accident in 'A Close Shave', he informed the Great Western engine he would personally go and tell ''City of Truro'' all about his bravery and heroism. Duck could only blush...
* PunnyName: Sir ''Top''ham ''Hatt''.
* RailroadBaron
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Was an engineer in his own right, before becoming director of the entire North Western region. He knew Sir William Stanier and Sir Nigel Gresley, both amoung the most famous locomotive engineers the world had ever seen. His good standing with them ensured Gordon was purchased, and Henry was rebuilt, to give the railway the powerhouses it needed.
* SilenceYouFool: Whenever he is tired of the engines blurbing or whistling randomly (i.e., "Duck Takes Charge").
* SoProudOfYou: Calls his engines "really useful".
* [[SternTeacher Stern Controller]]: When his engines are out of line or caused any accidents, he'll resort to this.
* SurroundedByIdiots: He keeps giving engines like Thomas and Percy important jobs, regardless of how much he yells at them for screwing up. As of now, it's not like he has another choice.
* TranquilFury: The master of this trope. No matter what level of destruction the engines cause, his reaction rarely excels past a stern, snarky lecture. Nevertheless, none of the engines want to be on his bad side.

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! Alicia Botti

--> "I can't possibly travel in coaches riddled with mice!"

-->Voiced by: Jules de Jongh

A famous singer who frequently performs concerts on Sodor.

* {{CharacterizationMarchesOn}}: In her first appearance, she admires Percy for being "So sweet and a dirty like a proper steam train", yet later in Toby's Triumph, she doesn't like how Toby is dirty.
* EekAMouse
* {{Opera}}

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!Lady Hatt
-->Voiced by: Jules de Jongh (US), Teresa Gallagher (UK)

The Fat Controller's wife.

* DeadpanSnarker:
--> '''Lady Hatt''': "Well, thank you, my dear. I knew this was my special birthday party, but I didn't know it was fancy dress!"
* PoorCommunicationKills: One day, she tasks Percy to give out the day's assignments after the Fat Controller falls ill and loses his voice. She likes to "flourish" her speech, which confuses Percy into handing out the wrong assignments.

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! The Ffarquhar Policeman
--> "The law is the law and we can't change it!"

* InspectorJavert
* {{Jerkass}}: Where do we begin? First he complains about Thomas whistling him a good morning, then calls him "dangerous to the public" and "regular law breaker" because he doesn't have cowcatchers or sideplates even though Thomas had been on the quarry route many times without a single fatality.
* KnightTemplar
* LawfulStupid
* LaserGuidedKarma: Gets rang at and frightened by Toby.
* WartsAndAll: Thomas expected him to be as kind as the previous one, but finds out that he was anything but.

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! Dowager Hatt
--> "Hold on to your hats!"

-->Voiced by: Keith Wickham

The Fat Controller's mother.

* BigFun: Her son must take her after.
* CoolOldLady
* DreadfulMusician
* GenkiGirl

! Sir Lowham Hatt
-->"Don't hurry the children, Edward. Let them play!"

-->Voiced by: Kerry Shale (US), Keith Wickham (UK)

The Fat Controller's twin brother.

* BigFun: A lot more than his brother.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Foolish Sibling to Topham's Responsible Sibling.
* NiceHat: Like his brother.

! Sir Robert Norramby

-->Voiced by: Mike Grady

The Earl of Sodor and the owner of Millie and Stephen. Ulfstead Castle and the Dinosaur Park are on his estate.

* BigFun: Most of his actions present him as this.
* CaptainOblivious: When he returns to Sodor after several years away in ''King of the Railway'', he doesn't seem to be aware that his welcome back party is actually for him and leaves again after less than a minute.
* CoolOldGuy: His very energetic nature presents him as this.

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! Sailor John

-->Voiced by: Creator/JohnHurt

The main antagonist of ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''. The owner of the railboat Skiff, Sailor John is out to steal the treasure hidden inside the recently discovered pirate ship.

* AllThereInTheManual: According to the official site, he was kicked out of the navy.
* BadBoss: Skiff seems to be in poor condition by the time Thomas meets him. Sailor John also seems perfectly content putting Skiff in incredibly dangerous situations.
* {{Expy}}: Somewhat one of P.T. Boomer, a character cut from ''Magic Railroad'', in that he's a human antagonist that acts as a KnightOfCerebus and utilizes explosives. However, in terms of goals and motivations, the two differ greatly. Boomer was out to settle a personal grudge, while Sailor John merely wanted money.
* FlippingTheBird: A G-rated example. While sailing away, he salutes Thomas with his left hand. Unless a person's right hand is disabled or missing, saluting with the left hand is considered an insult.
* KnightOfCerebus: The darkest antagonist of the series so far.
* LaughablyEvil: Relatively speaking however, he's still a bumbling pirate who sails the rails for treasure.
* MadBomber: [[spoiler: Attempts to throw lit sticks of dynamite at Thomas during the climax.]]
** [[spoiler:In the film, he throws a stick of dynamite at the Fat Controller's office to break into his safe to steal the treasure.]]

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[[folder: Thomas and the Magic Railroad]]

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!Lady the Magic Engine
--> "And helping each other brings to life the magic in all of us."

-->Voiced by: Britt Allcroft

A purple and gold tank engine who only appears in ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' and in a dream sequence in ''Calling All Engines''. She runs the Magic Railroad that connects Shining Time to Sodor, and is the source of the Gold Dust required to keep Mr. Conductor and Sodor alive.

* CartoonCreature: She was designed by Britt Allcroft. While there IS a real-life engine that bears a close resemblance to her, it's really more coincidence than anything else.
* TheChick: The only female engine in the film.
* CuteWitch
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She was destroyed once by Diesel 10, and Burnett Stone kept her locked in Muffle Mountain, doing what he could to repair her.
* FlatCharacter: Despite being a major point of TheMovie, not much is known about her personality at all.
* {{Magitek}}

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!Splatter and Dodge
--> Splatter- "Actually it's just Splatter.
--> Dodge- "An-an Dodge."

-->Voiced by: Neil Crone (Splatter) and Kevin Frank (Dodge)

Diesel 10's two bumbling sidekicks.

* {{Expy}}: Could be seen as this to 'Arry and Bert.
* HeelFaceTurn: They get fed up with Diesel 10 and refuse to chase after Lady and Thomas.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite initially siding with Diesel, they appear reluctant to harm a fellow engine, even a ''steam'' engine (See MinionWithAnFInEvil below) and eventually lose their patience with diesel and abandon him.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil:
--> '''Diesel 10:''' If she can be destroyed...
--> '''Dodge:''' Uh, destroyed? Did you say destroyed?
--> '''Splatter:''' D-word?
--> '''Dodge:''' Like, ''hurt''?!
* PluckyComicRelief
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Until their HeelFaceTurn.

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! Mr. Conductor
--> "Sparkle, Sparkle Sparkle!"
-->'''Played by:''' Creator/AlecBaldwin

A 20-centimeter tall man who lives in the signal house on the mural at Shining Time Station. He uses gold dust to travel between Shining Time and Sodor, and when his supply starts to run low, he needs to find the source of the magic.

* AmnesiaDanger: When his magic runs out, he gradually becomes more forgetful. He can't remember the way to the windmill, and later forgets the secret it had.
* TheNarrator
* IncredibleShrinkingMan
* MagicPants: His clothes change size along with him.
* RememberedTooLate: He forgets the word "lady" from the windmill's secret, and only remembers it and its significance [[spoiler:after Diesel 10 finds Lady and Thomas.]]
* {{Sizeshifter}}: He can change his size between normal size and tiny, but only when travelling between Shining Time and Sodor.

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! Burnett Stone
--> "I just... don't seem to understand... about magic anymore."
-->'''Played by:''' Peter Fonda

An old man who lives on Muffle Mountain and had the ownership of Lady passed down onto him. After Diesel 10 destroyed lady and his wife Tasha passed away, he lived in solitude, trying to make Lady steam again.

* ChildhoodFriends: With Tasha.
* CoolOldGuy
* TheEeyore
* ThePromise: He promised Tasha he would take her on a ride with Lady one day. He never got the chance; Diesel 10 wrecked Lady, and Brunett couldn't get her working again before Tasha died.
* TheStoic
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: Billy Twofeathers laments that Burnette had a "wonderful smile". We finally see it after [[spoiler:coal from Sodor gets Lady in steam]].

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! Lily Stone
-->'''Played by:''' Creator/MaraWilson

Burnett's granddaughter who's sent to stay with Burnett, and helps him and Mr. Conductor uncover the secret of the Gold Dust.

* CompanionCube: Bluebird, her plush bird.
* DisappearedDad: Her father is never seen or mentioned, just her mother.
** Not so in the original versions of the script, where it was mentioned that he was out of town trying to find work.
* DullSurprise
* TheHeart
* {{Tomboy}}: She likes climbing and horseback riding.

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! P.T. Boomer
--> "That makes two of us!"
-->'''Played by:''' Doug Lennox

The original antagonist of the film, who was cut after test screenings. He was Burnette's childhood rival, and was responsible for crashing Lady in the first place. He returns many years later, intending on getting rid of her for good.

* EvilOldFolks
* DrivenByEnvy[=/=]GreenEyedMonster
* EvilIsPetty: One cut scene had him respond to Billy Twofeathers not giving him answers by punching a flower basket that Mr. Conductor had watered earlier in the film. Another one had him harass a newspaper delivery boy because he was trying to find information on Burnett. On another level, he could be seen as this in general, as he intended to ruin the man who had stolen his love interest by destroying an engine he owned instead of going after the man himself.
* TheBully
* TheSkeptic: When he first sees Thomas, he assumes he is just a gigantic toy. He also doesn't believe in the magic of Shining Time Station.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow[=/=]KnightOfCerebus: The reason why he was cut was because the test audiences complained about how "scary" he was.

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!'''Logan'''

The 2014 merchandise tie-in character. Logan is a small, squat steam shunter that distributes coal in the yards.

* ButNowIMustGo: After helping on Sodor for a while, he and Sam leave together for the mainland.
* CartoonCreature: While he's based on a real Sentinel shunter, he has a number of unique modifications, including a more pronounced funnel.
* FlatCharacter
* {{Gonk}}
* LeeroyJenkins: When he can't tell Gordon and Edward apart, instead of stopping to ask, he rushes and shunts the wrong trains to each engine.
* PerpetualSmiler: Though this is mainly because the book is comprised primarily of modified vector images instead of unique illustrations.

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!'''Sam'''

-->Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw

The 2015 merchandise tie-in character. Sam is a massive American locomotive that's sent to help with the construction of a new museum.

* AmericaSavesTheDay: In ''Sam and the Great Bell''. he rescues both Percy and the Sodor Museum's new bell on his first day.
* TheBigGuy: ''The'' biggest locomotive on Sodor.
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* ButNowIMustGo: After helping on Sodor for a while, he and Logan leave together for the mainland.
* {{Eagleland}}: The "Beautiful" variant.
* {{Heavyworlder}}: He was designed and built to pull massive goods trains across North America. Meanwhile, Sodor is ''much'' smaller, and the railway is designed to British Rail loading gauge.
* MeaningfulName: His name comes from Uncle Sam.
* MightyGlacier: While he can haul massive trains without assistance, his top speed is only 45mph.
%%* SuperStrength

!'''Dustin'''

The 2016 merchandise tie-in character. Dustin is a snowplough locomotive that comes to help during a blizzard.

* CripplingOverspecialization: Him being designed solely for clearing snow means he has no use outside of winter.

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