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Please take note that the tropes on this page apply exclusively to the movie ''Pocahontas'' (1995), [[CanonDiscontinuity not to its]] [[{{Sequelitis}} sequel]].

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!!Pocahontas
->'''Voiced by:''' Irene Bedard (speaking), Judy Kuhn (singing)
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[[caption-width-right:350:"Look around you. This is where the path of hatred has brought us. This is the path I choose. [[ArmorPiercingQuestion What will yours be?]]"]]

''See also Characters/DisneyPrincess''
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* AdaptationalModesty: The real Pocahontas would have most likely been topless.
* AerithAndBob: John and Pocahontas.
* AndZoidberg: Because of her being in BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins, she sort of has a hard time blending in well with the other princesses with their pimped out dresses. As such she is almost always the one who gets cut out of merchandise. The sequel does give her a reasonably pimped out dress when she first arrives in England.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: See character quote.
* ArrangedMarriage: With Kocoum. Kocoum asks for Pocahontas' hand and her father bethrothes her to him - she has no say in it.
* BadassPacifist: She never picks up a weapon or gets into a fight, but accomplishes a great deal without it.
* BadassPrincess: She is very feisty and is a bit of an BadassPacifist.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Her long, silky hair is never so much as mussed in the couple of scrapes she finds herself in, and she always looks majestic and noble.
* TheChiefsDaughter: Follows most of the patterns, including her hand being offered in marriage to an important tribe member and her forgoing his affection for the white John Smith's, and eventually being found out for it. However, she's a bit of a variation in that she, instead of John, is the central protagonist.
* DaddysGirl: Pocahontas is very close to her father.
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Her father would vastly prefer Kocuom, the skilled warrior, while she prefers John Smith, foreigner and "savage killer".
* DisneyPrincess: Sometimes averted; Pocahontas isn't always included in the lineup despite being a real-life princess.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Especially symbolic of her closeness to nature.
* DramaticWind: With her army of leaves at the ready.
* DudeMagnet: See the HelloNurse section. Plus, she has had three men fall in love with her.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: In the end, she is the sole person capable of preventing disaster. [[spoiler:And yet, she earns a bittersweet ending, not a happy one.]]
* EarthyBarefootCharacter: Pocahontas, like other Native Indians, does not wear shoes, although there are some that wear moccasins.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: She's shown communing with several different types of animals, but her animal sidekicks are Flit, the hummingbird, and Meeko, the raccoon. Later Percy, the pug, is added.
* [[ABoyAndHisX A Girl And Her X]]: Pocahontas, by the end of the first movie, has 3 animal besties:
** A Girl And Her Hummingbird: Flit is her personal bodyguard.
** A Girl And Her Pug: [[HairTriggerTemper Even Percy]] [[CharacterDevelopment took such a liking to her that he willingly stayed, leaving behind his pamper life.]]
** A Girl And Her Raccoon: Pocahontas has known Meeko her entire life.
* GoThroughMe: Near the end, when Pocahontas shields John Smith from the attempted blows of her father's club:
-->'''Pocahontas:''' If you kill him, you'll have to go through me first!
-->'''Powatan:''' Daughter, stay back!!
-->'''Pocahontas:''' I won't! I love him, Father.
* HelloNurse: Certainly John Smith's reaction when he first lays eyes on her.
* HeroicSecondWind: [[spoiler:After she finds her true path.]]
* IndianMaiden: She spends the movie attempting to prevent war between her tribe and the european settlers. Her first scene (cannoeing) shows her to be athletic and she falls for the thrill seeking European John Smith. In the sequel, she goes over to Europe for diplomacy.
* InexplicablyAwesome: Her shamanic powers go unnoticed for most of the characters, but she actually accomplishes quite the feats with them; she talks to trees, summons up spirits, leaps over ravines through neigh levitating, survives crashing down in the water from a cliff, and learns English within three seconds.
* IWantSong: "Just Around The Riverbend".
* LoveAtFirstSight: From the first time she looks at John, it is obvious that she is intrigued by him.
* [[MalignedMixedMarriage Maligned Mixed Relationship]]: John and Pocahontas' relationship was not accepted because they were of different races who hated each other.
* MeaningfulName: Pocahontas means "little mischief" or "the naughty one" in Powhatan language.
* MementoMacGuffin: The blue necklace that Pocahontas wears used to be her mothers.
* MissingMom: DVD commentary states that the wind that travels around her is meant to be the spirit of her mother.
* MsFanservice: Some have even called her {{Stripperiffic}}, although she hasn't been recieved as well as Esmeralda.
* NobleSavage: The second half of the movie is mostly teaching John Smith about how to be one with nature and appreciate the beauty of it.
* NubileSavage
* OfficialCouple: With John Smith. She did in fact get together with John Rolfe at the end of the DTV sequel, but [[CanonDiscontinuity Disney merchandising and other Disney media]] ([[FanonDiscontinuity as well as a disproportionate amount of the fans]]) [[CanonDiscontinuity keeps her with Smith]].
* PimpedOutDress: In the sequel, and as part of some DisneyPrincess merchandise.
* ProtagonistTitle: The move is named after her.
* RapunzelHair: One of her defining physical features.
* RebelliousPrincess: She laughs at her father's assumption that the river is steady.
* RebelliousSpirit: Pocahontas is rebellious and carefree at heart.
* ShesGotLegs: Some very nice ones at that.
* SpiritedYoungLady: Pocahontas is courageous, opinionated and spirited.
* StarCrossedLovers: With John Smith. While they love each other, their relationship is inevitably doomed.
* StatuesqueStunner: Definitely (alongside Aurora of Sleeping Beauty), the tallest of the Disney Princesses.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: According to her father, she takes after her mother.
* ThePowerOfLove: Utilizes it to stop a genocidal war.
* TemptingFate: "Should I choose the smoothest course?" [[spoiler:She should not.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Under the guidance of Grandmother Willow, she goes from whining about her problems and sitting around, to taking action and defying her (very!) authorative father.
* TragicKeepsake: Her deceased mother's necklace. [[spoiler:Even more so after Kocoum destroys it while falling to his death.]]
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: The only person in the movie, besides Grandmother Willow, to understand that war is not a plausible option, as it will leave both sides devastated and farther away from a peaceful resolve. Her father comes close to saying this trope word for word describing her. "My daughter speaks with wisdom beyond her years."
* UnexpectedSuccessor: It's implied that she is taking Kocoum's place as her father's successor, especially in the closing scene.
* YoungerThanSheLooks: Many fans indicate her age as 25 years old, enabling her romance with Smith (close to his thirties in this adaptation) furthermore. In actuality, the fact that she was still unmarried makes her 18 years old at best. Ironically, the real life figure she was based on was 9-11 years old at the time this story (allegedly) took place.

!!John Smith
->'''Voiced by:''' [[HilariousInHindsight Mel Gibson]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:"[[BlatantLies I've been through worse scrapes than this. Can't think of any right now, but...]]"]]
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* ActionHero: John is an adventurer at heart.
* AerithAndBob: John and Pocahontas.
* TheAtoner: John became a significantly better person towards the end, mostly because of Pocahontas' influence.
* BadassInCharge: John is a Captain.
* BadassPacifist: Doesn't fight unless it is completely necessary.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Thomas. John is very protective over him.
* BoldExplorer: Smith's explorations of the new Virginia Territory are how he met Pocahontas in the first place. During the song "Mine, Mine, Mine", he sings of how he's never seen a wilder, more challenging land than Virginia and how he doesn't plan to miss any of its dangers.
* BreakTheHaughty: It's not done negatively, but he is forced to see the negative implications of his original behaviour.
* TheCaptain: Captain John Smith.
* CharacterDevelopment: Goes from pointing his gun at Pocahontas to trying his hardest ''not'' to kill Kocoum, a ''very'' strong warrior, who attacked ''him.''
* CloserToEarth: Especially next to [[SissyVillain Ratcliffe]], he is a far more competent, wise and benevolent leader. He pales in comparison to Pocahontas, however, who tries ''very'' hard to put him off his self-righteous attitude. It works.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Saving Thomas while others were willing to consider him lost.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: He remains calm and composed about his upcoming execution in the third act.
* FirstNameBasis: With Pocahontas and Thomas. Everyone else calls him by his surname.
* GentlemanAdventurer: He's more interested in exploring than mining for gold.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: John is kind and good hearted.
* 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.
* HeroicSacrifice: John took a bullet for Chief Powhatan when Radcliffe was going to shoot him.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Thomas. He has a strong BigBrotherInstinct towards Thomas.
* HiddenDepths: "I've never really belonged anywhere." Which gives a whole new meaning to the entire exploring obsession he has.
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: The real John Smith was a short, portly, brown-haired, bearded man.
* 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. The real Smith wrote boastful accounts of his adventures, in which he spun fact into legend and portrayed himself as a Franchise/JamesBond[=-like=] figure. One of the reasons historians doubt the story about Pocahontas saving his life is that that's one of ''three times'' he claimed to have been rescued by a native woman. Either native women really had a thing for him or he was a rather uncreative writer. Also, 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.
* {{Hunk}}: John is very physically attractive.
* 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.
* InnocentBlueEyes: To match his HairOfGold.
* LoveAtFirstSight: With Pocahontas. It's clear that the very first time John lays eyes on her, he almost instantly falls in love.
* MadeOfIron: John Smith also qualifies. After taking a bullet for Chief Powhatan, he survives a several-month-long voyage back to England before receiving proper medical care.
* MrFanservice: He's popular with the female fans.
* 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 soul.
* OfficialCouple: With oh guess who. Due to this, it is deemed ''very'' unsafe to mention [[spoiler:the sequel, where Pocahontas is paired with John Rolfe]] to ''Pocahontas'' fans. Thankfully, Disney itself affirms the OfficialCouple status of Pocahontas and John Smith on their merchandise and other media.
* SmallNameBigEgo; At first. He mellows out after meeting Pocahontas.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Pocahontas. While they love each other, their relationship is inevitably doomed.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:For Powhatan. Ratcliffe tries to shoot Powhatan, but John takes the shot. ]]
* [[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.]]

!! Chief Powhatan
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RussellMeans (speaking), Creator/JimCummings (singing)
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[[caption-width-right:232:"You must choose your own path."]]
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* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:Killing his daughter's intended fiancé and most precious warrior. Which makes it into sort of a plot hole when you realize he never actively sought out the real murderer on-screen.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Under his genuinely nice and peaceful demeanor, he is revealed to be quite an effective leader. In fact, his opening scene has him coming back from winning a ''war''.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Pocahontas does it to ''him'', criticizing his "path of hatred".
* ChildrenRaiseYou: Gets taught a valuable lesson by his own daughter.
* DisappointedInYou: "Because of your foolishness, [[spoiler:Kocoum is dead]]!"
* FantasyForbiddingFather: Well, he doesn't outright forbid Pocahontas' dreams, but he doesn't like her rejection of Kocoum.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: The real-life Powhatan was nothing short of a genuine {{Jerkass}} - despite naming Pocahontas his favorite daughter, he did not try to save her once she was kidnapped by the English. As John Rolfe, she berated him greatly for this decision and it made ''her'' decide to stay with the British. [[note]]Alternatively this could be an inaccurate representation of history - one could argue Powhatan had his reasons not to attack the British camp for just one of his seventy children when there was a war at hand. But then again, this is up for historical debate.[[/note]]
* MeddlingParents: Did he really give Pocahontas a choice on marrying Kocoum? Russell Means cited this as being against the Native American tradition of always listening to your children, but stated the film redeemed itself in the scene where Pocahontas talks her father down, saying it was very realistic that a Native American dad would drop everything and seriously consider their children's words.
* NiceGuy: Tries to be a wise leader and a good father.
* OpenMindedParent: After he realizes John Smith really was a good guy, he has no problems with Pocahontas kissing John Smith right in front of him.
* PapaWolf: Among the more powerful Disney dads, including [[Disney/TheLionKing Mufasa]] and [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid King Triton]]. Especially in the 90s, Disney fathers were prone to [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast being small]], [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} bumbling]] or [[Disney/{{Mulan}} old and invalid.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: At least until the death of [[spoiler:Kocoum]], after which his xenophobia overtakes his wise side.
* YouAreGrounded: When he tells Pocahontas she should have stayed in the village.
* WhatTheHellHero: Pocahontas calls him out on his actions in her speech.

!! Nakoma
->'''Voiced by:''' Michelle St. John
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[[caption-width-right:300:"I thought I was doing the right thing."]]
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Not exactly here, but definitely so with poor Nakoma.
* BareYourMidriff: She has a crop top and skirt that shows only her midriff.
* BrutalHonesty: Nakoma is very honest and blunt.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Pocahontas. They have been best friends since childhood.
* NotSoAboveItAll: She does eventually give in and laugh at Pocahontas toppling her canoe over.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue to Pocahontas' Red. She's level-headed and responsible, while Pocahontas is free-spirited and mischievous.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: A lot more interested in guys than Pocahontas.
* StopHavingFunGuy: "Don't you think we're a little old for this?"
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Despite trying to do the right thing, sending Kocoum after Pocahontas didn't end up being a great decision.

!! Kocoum
->'''Voiced by:''' James Apaumat Fall
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[[caption-width-right:350:"But he's so... serious."]]
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* AntiVillain: Type III. He's not a bad guy, is protective of his people and loves Pocahontas. When Kocoum spots John Smith and Pocahontas together kissing he becomes consumed by jealousy, and attacks John Smith.
* ChickMagnet: Both in-universe and out. A sizable bout of the ''Pocahontas'' fandom prefers him over John Smith.
* CrazyJealousGuy: From his point of view, one of the white invaders that shot his friend in the leg was defiling his fiancée.
* TheComicallySerious: Many comment that Kocoum is "very serious".
* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler:Courtesy of Thomas.]]
* DoggedNiceGuy: While a tad less xenophobic than John Smith, a whole lot more responsible and caring than the latter. For one, he actually wants to settle down.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:"What is it? What's wrong? Is she all right?"]]
* MrFanservice: He's considered handsome in and out of universe and he's a WalkingShirtlessScene.
* TheNativeRival: Mainly because he's annoyed at John Smith for getting romantically involved with his intended bride. He ends up getting killed by Thomas (John Smith's friend) while trying to murder Smith.
* PerpetualFrowner: Lampshaded. He rarely smiles.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: And he is called out for it.
-->'''Kocoum''': Honorable Powhatan, I will lead our troops to the river! We will defeat them just like we did the Massawomecks!
-->'''Powhatan''': Kocoum, in that battle we knew how to fight our enemy.
* SacrificialLion: Kocoum's death very nearly serves as the catalyst for an all-out war between the settlers and the Powhatans.
* SeriousBusiness: He takes ''everything'' very seriously.
* ScreamingWarrior: Giving kids nightmares since 1995. Deconstructed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ6rJ-ra8zg here.]]
%%* SoUnfunnyItsFunny
* TheStoic: At least, until the moment where he sees John and Pocahontas together...
* WeHardlyKnewYe: It's difficult for a viewer to feel too much emotion for Kocoum's death when he barely had any screen time or characterization in the movie. This doesn't excuse some members of the cast, who should have known him a lot better, from doing the same.

!!Grandmother Willow
->'''Voiced by:''' Linda Hunt
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[[caption-width-right:350:"Listen with your heart - you will understand."]]

* BigGood: Of this movie. Doubles with TheObiWan as she does teach the main characters some really valuable lessons.
* BreakoutCharacter: Most often seen on ''Pocahontas'' merchandise and posters. She seems to be the one character that is generally liked regardless of people's opinions on the movie she is in.
* CoolOldLady: "Kocoum? But he's so ''serious!''"
* HyperAwareness: Probably comes with being a spirit of nature.
* MoralityChain: She teaches John Smith a lesson about getting things done.
-->'''Grandmother Willow''': Sometimes, the right path is not the easiest one.
* NatureSpirit: Either that, or the lingering spirit of an actual deceased member of the tribe, who has manifested herself in a tree.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Effectively disposes of Ben and Lon when they come looking for John.
* ParentalSubstitute: For Pocahontas. She gives her the advice a mother would normally give her daughter.
* RearWindowWitness: Technically, [[spoiler:Kocoum's death]] happened right in front of her. If she saw it is something else.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Pocahontas and John, ''instantly''. She even agrees that Kocoum is so ''serious''.
* SpiritAdvisor: She manifests herself in an animate tree. She is apparently visible only to Pocahontas, her animal friends and, later, John Smith.
* WhenTreesAttack: For Ben and Lon. [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Their reaction]] was pretty logical.
* WiseTree: She acts as a spiritual guide to Pocahontas throughout the film.
%%* WomenAreWiser

!!Thomas
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ChristianBale

* {{Adorkable}}: For being naive, inexperienced, clumsy, and frequently picked on by Ratcliffe.
* AntiVillain: Type IV. He's not a villain at all, and he only killed Kocoum to save John's life.
* BigNo: Standing up to [[BigBad Ratcliffe]] of all people was pretty epic on his part.
* BreakTheCutie: After being insulted for being a poor sailor, soldier, and shooter throughout most of the movie, when the poor guy finally becomes more competent and thinks he's doing right by [[spoiler:shooting Kocoum to save John's life]], he only manages to make things worse.
* ButtMonkey: Thomas throughout 3/4 of the movie--he nearly drowns (mere minutes into the movie), is clumsy, can't shoot and is manipulated by Ratcliffe.
* CoolBigBro: In the opening sequence, he can be seen saying goodbye to his parents and his younger sister.
* DidntThinkThisThrough: Apparently, [[spoiler:killing a man as a part of shooting him]] never occurred to him.
%%* FirstNameBasis: To John Smith.
%%* ForcedIntoEvil
* GrewASpine: After being generally incompetent and obedient throughout most of the story, Thomas stands up to Ratcliffe at the end and takes command after John is shot.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Subverted. He is not a villain and he is ineffective for the most part, but the instant he does become effective, he screws the plot over.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Though they are a darker shade than the typical "baby blue".
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:After shooting Kocoum.]]
* NaiveNewcomer: By a very loose interpretation of this trope, arguably the rest of the English colonists qualify as well. They were greatly misinformed or uninformed about the realities of the New World.
* NiceGuy: He's John's innocent and well-meaning best friend.
* NiceHat: Seen being put on his head by a little kid at the beginning, returned to him after he is fished out of the sea, and worn by him throughout almost the entire movie.
* RedheadInGreen: The only settler, in fact, who wears this color. Can also be seen as ColorCodedForYourConvenience, representing his naivete.
* RedHeadedHero: As far as hero goes.
* SympatheticMurderer: [[spoiler:He shot Kocoum only because the man was very clearly doing his utmost to kill John.]]
* TeensAreShort: ''Much'' shorter than the statuesque Pocahontas.
%%* UnexpectedSuccessor: Looks like it.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom / UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:He shot Kocoum, which almost leads to a war between the colonials and the natives.]]
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[[folder:The Villains]]
!!Governor John Ratcliffe
->'''Voiced by:''' David Ogden Stiers
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[[caption-width-right:350:"Think how they'll squirm when they see how I glitter!"]]
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* AuthorityInNameOnly: Although he does command the mission, he isn't very highly regarded back in England. Not at all, actually.
* BadassBoast: Radcliffe is constantly making threats.
* BadassCape: Part of his outfit in "Savages".
* BadassInCharge: He's a Governor.
* BadassMustache: Sports an impressive one.
* BadBoss: Radcliffe has shown that he is not very nice to his men and treats them horribly.
* BavarianFireDrill: Waging war against the natives. Sure, Smith was in very real mortal peril (although there was no way Pocahontas was going to let him die) but Ratcliffe actually didn't give a rat's ass about Smith's life. In fact, he wanted to rid himself of Smith. Also, he ordered for anyone who wouldn't shoot a native at sight to be hanged for treason. So by his own laws, Smith would have to be considered a bloody traitor.
* BigBad: But because of his weak showing in terms of villainy, he is overshadowed by the themes of hate and xenophobia, which become the overlapping BiggerBad.
* TheBully: Radcliffe picks on Thomas and treats him terribly.
* CardCarryingVillain: It is pretty obvious that Radcliffe does not have good intentions.
* ClassicVillain: A combination of Greed and Wrath. Radcliffe wants to own land and have everything that he desires. He desires to control everything and have everything. He is also a bigot and a racist and exhibits hateful behaviour towards Natives, so much that he wants to eradicate them.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He leads an expedition to Virginia to find gold. His EvilPlan is to colonise the Native-Americans.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Wears purple, and later, dark red-shining black. Though the purple is at least a bit ironic, since that ''was'' the color for nobility and royalty.
* DarkIsEvil: Wears darker clothing with purple.
* DeadpanSnarker: Radcliffe is very sarcastic and snide.
* EvilBrit: Ratcliffe is a pretty typical illustration of British bureaucracy from the 1500s. He's also the BigBad.
* EvilCounterpart: To Powhatan. Both are commanders of a group of warriors and both have someone prone to overshadowing them (Smith for Ratcliffe, Kocoum for Powhatan). What really sets Ratcliffe apart from Powhatan is his motivation; greed and expansion as opposed to preservation and protection.
* EvilIsBigger: Due to his LargeAndInCharge status, he's much bigger than his men.
* EvilIsHammy: Everything about Radcliffe is over the top.
* EvilIsPetty: A xenophobic and horrifyingly racist elitist bastard, and a bully to Thomas.
* EvilWearsBlack: Most of his attire is black.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He is quite calm and collected for most of the two films, but he's also a very cruel and ruthless man.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Well, if your GetRichQuickScheme was to find gold in Virginia... yeah.
* FatBastard: Fat, check. Jerkass, oh so check.
* FatIdiot: He's kind of this too since he displays extreme bigotry and ignorance.
* FeudalOverlord: He orders the settlers to build a fortress, burn down trees and attack the natives, all to dig up gold which isn't actually present. He didn't have permission by any member of the royal family to do this.
* {{Greed}}: He is unbelievably greedy, as evidenced by his insatiable craving for gold.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: The real John Ratcliffe seems to have been more foolishly trusting than villainous. By the way, he was tortured to death (flayed alive, actually) by the Powhatan Indians, who seem to have received a bit of a HistoricalHeroUpgrade in the movie.
* IfIWereARichMan: Combined with IJustWantToBeSpecial.
* ImplausibleDeniability: Denies to himself that there is no gold, just to reassure himself he won't have to return to England having failed his last assignment.
* IronicEcho: "And he came so highly recommended." Ratcliffe says it of Wiggins after perceiving the latter to be inept; Wiggins utters the very same line tearfully after seeing Ratcliffe being taken away for his crimes.
* ItsAllAboutMe: "This is MY land! I make the rules here!" He did absolutely ''nothing'' besides shooting Nanutek.
* {{Jerkass}}: Obnoxious, selfish, racist and all-around unpleasant.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: There is nothing good about Radcliffe and he is irredeemable.
* KickTheDog: His constant belittling of Thomas counts as this.
* LargeAndInCharge: He's the FatBastard leader of the English settlers.
* MoralEventHorizon: Crosses it by [[spoiler:trying to shoot Chief Powhatan]], ''in-universe''. For the audience, he could have crossed the line way earlier for his disregard of other cultures and their significance, but to be fair, every single British person in the movie thought like that.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: ''Rat''cliffe. Ironically, his real-life counterpart ''did'' bear that name.
* NiceHat: Always seen wearing a hat as part of his attire.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Although it had to be toned down, since this is a Disney movie.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: To Thomas.
-->'''Ratcliffe''': Oh, and Thomas... you've been a slipshod sailor and a ''poor'' excuse for a soldier. [[DisappointedInYou ''Don't'' disappoint me again.]]
* SissyVillain: [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick "Remember when Disney used to make COOL villains?"]] It's mostly his vanity, social climbing, and mannerisms that make him appear sissy. He's more than willing to lead the settlers into battle himself.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He shows great confidence, despite the fact that his fellow members of the court consider him a "pathetic social climber".
* SmugSnake: Overconfident? Check. Sarcastic? Check. Not that much of a villain? Double check.
%%* SocialClimber
* VillainSong: ''Mine, Mine, Mine'' and most of ''Savages''.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Doubles for a ZeroPercentApprovalRating. While his men and underlings greatly trust and admire him [[spoiler:at least at first]], everyone in the palace, as Wiggins denotes, thinks of him as a pathetic social climber, whose last chance of glory is a semi-prestitious journey they actually deem doomed to fail. Ratcliffe even fantasizes about proving those "royal backstabbers" wrong by returning with eons of gold.

!!Wiggins
->'''Voiced by:''' David Ogden Stiers

* AmbiguouslyGay: Although you may just wanna drop the "ambiguous" part.
* BrutalHonesty: "Oh yes, that you're a pathetic social climber."
* BumblingSidekick: A simpleton for Ratcliffe.
%%* CloudCuckoolander
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: "Ooh, gift baskets!"
* TheDitz: Generally dimwitted, though he does have moments of brilliance.
* DumbassHasAPoint: "Because we invaded their land and cut down their trees and dug up their earth?"
* TheDragon: More like the dragon wannabe for Ratcliffe.
* FatAndSkinny: The Skinny to Ratcliffe's Fat.
%%* HeelFaceTurn: Of sorts.
%%* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: To Ratcliffe. While his boss is a bad guy, Wiggins is not evil at all, just clueless and foolish.
* NiceGuy: Never personally hated the Natives.
* NonActionGuy: Particularly evident when you compare him to the other settlers, who are all manly looking.
* IronicEcho: "And he came so highly recommended."
* ShooOutTheClowns: Is briefly seen securing Ratcliffe's armor during the beginning notes of "Savages", before disappearing and only reappearing in the final scene to comment on Ratcliffe's betrayal.
* SissyVillain: Leave out the "villain" part.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: By means of making a joke, he inadvertedly inspires Ratcliffe's theory of the Natives harboring the gold for themselves.
* YesMan: Through most of the movie Wiggins is seen following Ratcliffe's banal orders.

!!Ben and Lon
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BillyConnolly (Ben), Joe Baker (Lon)

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[[caption-width-right:350:"It could look like Ratcliffe's behind for all I care."]]

* {{Deadpan Snarker}}s: "Aye, your singing must have scared him off."
* GullibleLemmings: Like most of the settlers.
* HappilyMarried: It's easy to miss, but Lon can be spotted kissing his girlfriend/wife at the beginning of "Virginia Company".
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Of sorts. They pick the other side in favor of Ratcliffe's.]]
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Of Ratcliffe, naturally. They call him on it.
-->'''Ben (or Lon)''': [[spoiler:[[CaptainObvious Smith was right all along!]]]]
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: My ''god''.
-->'''Ben''': We shoot ourselves an Injun, [[KillEmAll or maybe two or three!]]
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: "He's a big lad! He can take care of himself!"
* ThoseTwoGuys: The two appear to be close friends and are usually seen together.

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[[folder:Animals]]
!! Meeko
->'''Voiced by:''' John Kassir

* BigEater:
-->'''John Smith''': Is this bottomless pit a friend of yours?
* CartoonyTail: Meeko has a tail that looks really thick at the base and tapers to a fine point, whereas real raccoons usually have tails with a blunt tip or have one that at least doesn't taper so much.
* ChekhovsGunman: Steals John Smith's compass early in the movie. [[spoiler:When he returns it to Pocahontas, she is left to realize that it is the spinning arrow from her dream and thus pointing her toward her destiny of saving John Smith.]]
%%* EasilyForgiven
* EvilGloating: Meeko does this all the time. Unlike most who practice this, Meeko is able to get away with it and still win.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Turns ''Flit'' into this, in order to fight off Percy.
* IsItSomethingYouEat: His reaction to anything John Smith hands him. If it's not to eat, he'll hoard it.
* {{Jerkass}}: His behavior toward Flit and especially Percy.
* KleptomaniacHero: Meeko's kleptomania is mostly limited towards food or anything that looks like it could be food.
* LeaveTheTwoLovebirdsAlone: Does this to Flit.
* ManipulativeBastard: Towards Percy. Whenever Percy has the chance to eat something, Meeko is always there to snatch it away from him. On one occasion, after he hordes a pile of bones intended for the two of them to share, Meeko [[ThrowTheDogABone offers a single bone to Percy.]] Then he breaks it and offers him a ''smaller'' piece, before finally [[YankTheDogsChain eating it just as Percy was about to grab it]].
* NonHumanSidekick: One of Pocahontas' animal friends.
* PetTheDog: When Kocoum is shot dead by Thomas, Meeko comforts Percy.
* RascallyRaccoon: When stealing Percy's food.
* ShipperOnDeck: For John Smith and Pocahontas, because John feeds him ship's biscuits.
%%* TheTrickster

!! Flit
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FrankWelker

%%* AnimalReactionShot: Has several.
* TheArtifact
* ButtMonkey: Despite his caution and practical edge, is often comically abused by Meeko. Almost ''drowns'' within a minute of being introduced. John Smith later catches him in a cookie, which was virtually inescapable for him.
* JawDrop: Alongside Meeko when Pocahontas learns English.
* LivingProp: At best.
* SatelliteCharacter: Does not really have a function in the story apart from being funny.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: He's a small hummingbird.
* TheStraightMan: To Meeko's antics.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: How does he still tolerate hanging out with Meeko?

!! Percy
->'''Voiced by:''' Danny Mann

* ButtMonkey: It would seem that pretty much the entire universe started to completely hate him as soon as he landed in America. He's quite frequently tripping, falling from high heights, or smashing into things, all because he happens to be the [[DesignatedVillain villain's dog]] [[spoiler: at least before he switches owners]]. However, no one likes torturing him more than Meeko the raccoon.
* EmpathyPet: After becoming Pocahontas's pet.
* HairTriggerTemper: Percy is very quick to anger, but he has a longer fuse than most people on the list. Plus, there is generally a very good reason for him to get angry.
* HeelFaceTurn: Unsurprisingly, his loyalties shift to Pocahontas once Grandmother Willow shuts him up. He still doesn't quite like Meeko though.
* HeroicBSOD: Percy gets one after witnessing a talking tree and a murder in quick succession.
* PerpetualFrowner: In the beginning of the series. He grows out of it, though.

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