It should be noted that characters in Jet Set Radio are given little-to-no-backstory, and when they are, it's usually just implicit. Any backstory you hear about should be taken with a grain of salt, unless it's given a source from the games or manuals.

It's also noteworthy that despite what people think, neither game really has a "main character." There might be characters a bit more integral to the plot, but each one is given just as much importance depending on how much you play as them.


[[folder:The GG's]]

!! Beat
* CoolShades
* FingerlessGloves
* RedHeadedHero

!! Gum
* AbsoluteCleavage: In ''JSRF''.
* CoolHelmet: And it stands out all the more since she's one of the few characters to wear a helmet at all.
* Leitmotif: Magical Girl by Guitar Vader.
* MiniDressOfPower

!! Tab/Corn

* DubNameChange: Was renamed "Tab" in the English version of the first game.
* GratuitousEnglish: Judging by his icons in both games, it's likely his name was meant as 'Cone'.
* Leitmotif: That's Enough by Hideki Naganuma
* NiceHat
* TeenGenius: In ''Future''.

!! Combo
* TheBigGuy
* NiceHat
* ScaryBlackMan: Subverted. While he looks like one, he's actually a pretty nice guy.

!! Garam
* BaldOfAwesome
* CoolShades
* WalkingShirtlessScene: In the first game.

!! Mew/Rhyth
* CloudCuckoolander: Some of her quotes from JSRF are... odd.
* DubNameChange[=/=]SuddenNameChange: Was originally named Bis in original ''JSR'', and Mew for the localized versions.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!! Cube
* BareYourMidriff
* MsFanservice
* PerkyGoth
* WomanInBlack

!! [=YoYo=]
* CoolShades
* InTheHood: In the first game.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: In ''JSRF''.

!! Piranha/Boogie
* AbsoluteCleavage
* BareYourMidriff
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: In ''JSRF''.
* DubNameChange[=/=]SuddenNameChange: She was called Sugar in the original ''JSR'' and Piranha in the localizations.

!! Slate/Soda
* DubNameChange: Was renamed "Slate" in the English version of the first game.
* GagNose
* {{Gonk}}: While all the characters look pretty unique, Soda looks like a Muppet.
* NoMouth: It's hidden behind his collar.

!! Roboy

* RobotBuddy

!! Pots

* CoolShades: 3-D glasses, even.
* [[spoiler:SecretCharacter]]
* TeamPet



!! Captain Onishima
* {{Expy}}: Possibly of [[Franchise/LupinIII Inspector Zenigata]].
* HotBlooded
* LargeHam
* PermaStubble

!! Goji Rokkaku/Rokkaku Gouji
* BaldOfEvil
* BeardOfEvil
* BigBad: Sets out to control all of Tokyo-to by means of his wealth, and to squash individuality through the (bought-off) police.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* ManOfWealthAndTaste



!! DJ Professor K
* [[BroughtToYouByTheLetterS Brought To You by the Letter 'K']]
* CoolOldGuy: In ''JSRF''.
* CoolShades
* DreadlockRasta
* ExpressiveHair
* LargeHam
** [[LargeHamRadio "LARGE HAM RADIOOOOOOO!"]]
* MrExposition: From his undisclosed location somewhere in Tokyo-to, he knows what's happening on the streets. He's kind enough to give informational shout outs to the GG's.
* SoulBrotha