The characters in ''Literature/EdgarAndEllen'' include:



[[folder: The twins]]

The eponymous troublemaking duo. They are 12 years old at the start of the series.

* AntiHero[=/=]VillainProtagonist: In the books, the twins are {{Villain Protagonist}}s in the first book and {{Anti Hero}}es in the rest. In the cartoon, [[DependingOnTheWriter it varies from episode to episode.]]
* ArchEnemy: To Stephanie Knightleigh.
* BrotherSisterTeam: When they're not busy pranking each other.
* ChildProdigy
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* FriendlessBackground: Due to their distaste for most Nod's Limbsians, the twins had never made a friend and only hung out with each other before the events of ''Pet's Revenge'', [[spoiler: where Ellen befriends Miles Knightleigh. In ''High Wire'' both twins befriend The Midway Irregulars.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: If you don't piss them off, they're actually pretty friendly.
* GadgeteerGenius: Both of the twins to some extent, but especially Edgar. Exaggerated in the animated series, where they build much more elaborate contraptions.
* HairstyleInertia: They have the same hairstyles since infancy.
* HalfIdenticalTwins: The only physical difference between them is that Ellen has long hair and no fringe.
* LackOfEmpathy
* LeanAndMean
* LimitedWardrobe: Literally all they ever wear is their striped footie pyjamas. Even when they do wear other clothing, they always wear their pyjamas underneath.
* MessyHair
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* NoNameGiven: Their last name was never revealed.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: They have bigger eyes than everyone else.
* ParentalAbandonment: The twins' parents apparently left years ago on an around-the-world holiday, and haven't been heard from since. The twins never really questioned this, oddly enough.
* ThePigPen: The twins don't really bother much with hygiene.
* ThePrankster
* ThemeTwinNaming
* TooCleverByHalf: Many of their schemes backfire on them because they overdo them.
* TookALevelInKindness: In ''High Wire''.
* TricksterTwins
* SweetTooth
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry


Ellen's younger twin brother. He is a skilled scientist, inventor and escape artist. He plans many of the twins' schemes and diagrams.

* BadassBookworm
* BoisterousBruiser
* ButtMonkey: Mostly in the TV series.
* ComplexityAddiction: Sometimes.
* DrunkWithPower: In ''Split Ends''.
* GadgeteerGenius: One of his specialities.
* TheGreatWhodini: In one episode, he starts calling himself "The Amazing Edgarini".
* IdiotBall: In ''Split Ends''. He goes [[TalkingToThemself a bit]] [[DrunkWithPower unhinged]] in his isolation and ends up derailing his plans for some needlessly complicated personal engeance, which both fails and lands him in deeper trouble.
* LargeHam: Especially in the TV show. In one episode, Ellen even calls him a drama queen.
* MadScientist
* TalkingToThemself: In ''Split Ends''.


Edgar's older twin sister by 2 minutes and 13 seconds as well as the leader. She is essentially a mad scientist, particularly when it comes to flora and fauna.

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: [[spoiler: In ''Pet's Revenge'' Ellen reveals that she likes "handsome rebels"]].
* AttentionWhore
* CuttingTheKnot: This usually falls to her.
* DarkActionGirl
* DefrostingIceQueen
* DreadfulMusician: Ellen ''thinks'' she can sing, but to the others she's horrible.
* DrunkWithPower: In the episode "Commander In Stripes".
* FriendToBugs: In the cartoon. Surprising, considering her love of botany.
* GirlishPigtails
* HairDecorations: She always wears her trademark red bows.
* HairTriggerTemper
* HatesBeingTouched: In both the books and TV series, she is shown to dislike hugs.
* IKnowKarate: Or at least pretends she does.
* LittleMissConArtist
* MadScientist: or rather Mad Botanist.
* ManEatingPlant: She has a small one.
* RealWomenDontWearDresses: She only wore a dress for [[spoiler: Ronan and Dahlia's wedding and politely refused Madame Dahlia's offer of making her dresses to wear for each day of school.]]
* StrongerSibling: She's tougher and more independent than her brother.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Stephanie's Girly Girl. Enemies in the books, "frenemies" in the TV show.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A. She actually does care about Edgar and her friends, but she seems to be near unable to express her affection for them.


[[folder: Allies]]

!Pilosoculus (a.k.a. "Pet")

Edgar and Ellen's pet and Augustus Nod's best friend.

* ActionPet
* BadassAdorable
* CoolPet
* MeaningfulName: Pilosoculus is latin for "Hairy Eyeball".
* MeaningfulRename
* NonHumanSidekick
* PrehensileHair
* RhymesOnADime
* TeamPet
* TheSpeechless
* UndyingLoyalty: For his friends.

!Ronan Heimertz

An eccentric retired Bavarian circus performer, he is Edgar and Ellen's groundskeeper and, prior to the events of ''Nod's Limbs'', the only person who protected the twins and Pet.

* BerserkButton: Don't you ''dare'' call him a traitor. Also, don't threaten to smash his accordion.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Pushing him around too much is NOT a good idea.
* TheCaretaker: To Pet until Nod's return.
* TheCavalry: [[spoiler: In ''Nod's Limbs'']].
* CloudCuckooLander
* TheBigGuy
* TheDreaded: To the twins. In the show and for much of the books, he is the only person they fear.
* GentleGiant: At least to Madame Dahlia and Pet. He's also very patient with the twins.
* MeaningfulName: He gets his name from St. Ronan the silent.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold
* PerpetualSmiler: He never stops smiling unless he is extremely sad.
* ScarsAreForever: He now has a prominent scar from [[spoiler: when he had to save the twins in "Nod's Limbs]].
* SlasherSmile
* SomethingElseAlsoRises: In one of the "Heimertz Family Album" shorts, one of the young Heimertz's suspenders pops open after he receives a kiss on the cheek from a woman he just saved.
* UndyingLoyalty: For his family and friends.
* TheVoiceless: He prefers to not speak unless it's absolutely necessary.

!Augustus Nod

The over 200-year-old unintentional founder of Nod's Limbs and the original owner of the Tower Mansion. He is also Edgar and Ellen's foster father.

* HundredPercentAdorationRating: He is simply adored by the Nod's Limbsians.
* ArchEnemy: To Thaddeus Knightleigh and most of his descendants.
* BerserkButton: The twins being irresponsible and disrespectul.
* CoolOldGuy
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: He is from an older time. His {{Malaproper}}s are a sign of this.
* FriendToAllChildren: He is rather kind to the twins and The Midway Irregulars. He was only mean to Miles because he was a Knightleigh, although it has been implied that they are on good terms now.
* HairTriggerTemper
* LikeASonToMe: Edgar and Ellen.
* LimitedSocialCircle: [[spoiler: Due to his hatred for people, his circle of friends consists on just Edgar, Ellen, Pet, Heimertz, Madame Dahlia and Benedict, although other Nod's Limbsians have tried (and failed) to make their way into it.]]
* {{Malaproper}}: He frequently uses these.
* ManChild
* OurFounder: There's a statue of him in the park.
* ParentalSubstitute[=/=]TeamDad: He takes Edgar and Ellen under his wing almost right after meeting them.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* SupportingLeader: In the Nodyssey books.
* TheCaretaker: To the twins and Pet.
* ThePrankster: A retired version.

!Miles Knightleigh

Stephanie's 9-year-old younger brother.

* BigEater
* BlackSheep: To the rest of the Knightleigh family.
* CheerfulChild
* ChildrenAreInnocent
* [[spoiler: DefectorFromDecadence]]
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Representing youth and innocence.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness
* InnocentBlueEyes: In the TV series.
* NiceGuy
* OlderThanTheyLook: In the books he is described as being small for his age.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: He was temporarily abandoned by his family in ''Nod's Limbs''.]]
* [[spoiler: TheRunaway: In "Hot Air".]]
* TheUnfavorite: His family doesn't pay much attention to him for being nice.
* {{Sidekick}}: To Edgar and Ellen in the Nodyssey books.
* YouthfulFreckles: In the books.

!Madame Dahlia

The sweet girlfriend [[spoiler: and later wife]] of Heimertz.

* ApronMatron
* BigBeautifulWoman: She is tall and stout.
* TheCavalry: She got two small (yet awesome) ones in ''High Wire''. [[spoiler: Ellen went looking for a gemstone in Madame Dahlia's ManEatingPlant's mouth, after it swallowed Ellen Madame Dahlia rescued her during her performance]].
* DefrostingIceQueen: In ''High Wire'' she had a cold attitude towards people until [[spoiler: she is reunited with Ronan, her long lost lover]].
* LongHairIsFeminine
* LettingHerHairDown: For her circus act.
* ManEatingPlant: Gustav.
* MeaningfulName: She is named after a flower and is a botanist.
* TheMentor: [[spoiler: To Ellen.]]
* OnlySaneWoman: She seems to be relatively normal compared to the twins, Heimertz and Nod.
* ParentalSubstitute[=/=]TeamMom: She functions as a sort of mother figure for Edgar and Ellen, mainly Ellen.
* PrimAndProperBun: She usually has her hair coiled into a tight bun.
* ProperLady: She always wears dresses, her hair is always up in a bun or ponytail and speaks in proper English.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* ScareEmStraight: It is implied in ''High Wire'' that she used Gustav to scare the circus children into behaving. [[spoiler: It didn't work with Ellen though.]]
* TookALevelInKindness: By the end of ''High Wire''.
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry


[[folder: Nod's Limbs]]

!Citizens of Nod's Limbs

* {{Shadowland}}: Nod's Limbs has Smelterburg in the TV series, and Lach Lufless in the books.
* GoldFever: The town eventually succumbs to this in Nod's Limbs, after many days of working on the treasure hunt together finally wear down their spirits.

!Stephanie Knightleigh

Mayor Knightleigh's 13-year-old daughter.

* AdaptationalHeroism: In the TV show, she's more of TheRival than an actual villain who isn't that much worse than the main characters, even sometimes [[EnemyMine teaming up with]] them or [[FriendlyEnemy having some respectful interactions with them.]]
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: It can be implied that in the TV series Stephanie may have a thing for Edgar. In the Valentine TV special, Stephanie glares at Edgar and Ursula as they dance together and is very happy when Ursula dumps him. Through the rest of the series, she doesn't treat him as badly as Ellen. Averted in the books, where she wants to kill both Edgar and Ellen.
* AlphaBitch
* ArchEnemy: To Edgar and Ellen, especially Ellen.
* BigBad: In the Nodyssey books [[spoiler: although Ormond ends up as TheManBehindTheMan.]]
* [[BigBrotherBully Big Sister Bully]]
* BrattyTeenageDaughter
* DaddysGirl
* FieryRedhead
* FriendlyEnemy: On her good days in the TV show. On a deeper level, one episode even focused on Edgar and Ellen coming to the realization that if Stephanie was gone, their lives would be empty without her and their rivalry.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple
* TheDeterminator
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: She seems to care about her little brother at least a bit.
* EvilRedhead
* GirlPosse: She has one in Cassidy Kingfisher and Pepper Poshi, mostly in the TV series due to the books' lack of school scenes. The books mention a girl named Heidi Birchbeer too, but these two seem to be at the top of the pecking order.
* IcyBlueEyes: In the TV series.
* LongHairIsFeminine
* LovableAlphaBitch: Is this [[DependingOnTheWriter on occasion in the TV series]], which is more than can be said for her sociopathic book counterpart.
* ManipulativeBitch
* OnlySaneWoman: She seems to be one of the only Nod's Limbsians with any common sense, which is a major reason why she's the twins' ArchEnemy.
* {{Ojou}}
* ParentalFavoritism: She's her parents' favorite.
* PimpedOutDress: Her ball gown in the TV series.
* RapunzelHair: Has knee-lenght hair.
* RichBitch: [[spoiler: Until the end of ''Nod's Limbs''.]]
* TheRunaway: In "Hot Air".
* TheSociopath: The original book version of the character, although this may be balm-inflicted rather than natural.
* SpoiledBrat
* TeenGenius
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly Girl to Ellen's Tomboy. Enemies in the books, "frenemies" in the TV show.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In ''Nod's Limbs'' to a minor extent, and in Nodyssey to a much greater one.

!Mayor Knightleigh and Judith Stainsworth-Knightleigh

Parents of Stephanie and Miles.

* FatBastard: The Mayor.
* FatIdiot: The Mayor, at least by our standards. By Nod's Limbs standards, he's perfectly average.
* ProperLady: Judith in the eyes of the Nod's Limbsians [[spoiler: until the end of ''Nod's Limbs'''.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: They temporarily abandoned Miles in ''Nod's Limbs''.]]
* ParentalFavoritism: To Stephanie.
* ParentalNeglect: They tend to belittle and neglect Miles.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In ''Pet's Revenge''.
* UglyGuyHotWife

!Cassidy Kingfisher and Pepper Poshi

Stephanie's main "followers".

* BlackBestFriend: Pepper.
* GirlPosse
* {{Jerkass}}
* ThoseTwoGirls

!Eugenia Smithy

* AntiVillain
* GreenEyes
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[spoiler: SamusIsAGirl: The Mason.]]


The interim mayor.

* BewareTheNiceOnes
* TheKlutz
* TheScapegoat

!Janitor Clunch

* AlmightyJanitor: In the "Edgar & Ellen Revenge Squad" manga comic.
* HiddenEyes


[[folder: Heimertz Family Circus]]

!Benedict Heimertz

* CoolOldGuy
* CoolUncle
* PapaWolf: He is very protective of anyone he holds dear.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

!The Midway Irregulars

A young band of pranksters conformed by the Heimertz Family Circus' youngest members.

* CircusBrat
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: They pretend to be innocent in front of others, but in truth they are almost as mischievous as Edgar and Ellen.
* EveryProperLadyShouldCurtsy: Imogen and Mab curtseyed when introducing themselves to the twins.
* ThePrankster
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits
* TagalongKid: Everyone at the end of "Split Ends".
* YouthfulFreckles

!!Imogen Deirdre Heimertz

The circus' Ringmaster-In-Training.

* ActionGirl
* TheHero
* NiceHat: She has a top hat.

!!Gonzalo Winston Heimertz

A clown apprentice.

* TheBigGuy
* DumbMuscle: He is a little slow.
* NiceHat: He usually wears a cowboy hat.
* StoutStrength: He's very broad and very strong.

!!Mab and Merrick Heimertz

Brother and sister acrobats.

* ActionGirl: Mab.
* BrotherSisterTeam
* {{Flat Character}}s: Besides them being acrobats and pranksters, we know little to nothing about them.

!!Phoebe Heimertz

The Insect Trainer and youngest member of the circus.

* ActionGirl
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: [[spoiler: It has been implied that Phoebe has a crush on Edgar.]]
* CheerfulChild
* TheCutie
* FriendToBugs
* GirlishPigtails: In "Frost Bites".
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* TheHeart

!Ormond Heimertz (a.k.a. Ormond The Impossible)

Ronan Heimertz's cousin. [[spoiler: He was the Heimertz Family Circus' escape artist before he betrayed them.]]

* BigBadDuumvirate: Ormond Heimertz and Mayor Knightleigh in the original six books [[spoiler: and with Stephanie in the Nodyssey trilogy.]]
* BlackSheep: He hated his life at the circus, never got along with his fellow circus artists to the point where the entire circus distrusted him and he couldn't move unnoticed or talk to them and eventually he rejected his family and left them by faking his death. Nevertheless his family expressed great sorrow for his death.
* BrokenPedestal: To Edgar.
* IcyBlueEyes
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: To Stephanie in the Nodyssey books.]]
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* WouldHurtAChild: He wants to kill Edgar and Ellen and has no problem with having several children, among them his own relatives, murdered.