''Also see the Characters/AllGrownUp characters page.''


[[folder: Kids]]

!!Tommy Pickles
The main character and unofficial leader; he is best known for his incredible bravery and the screwdriver he always carries in his diaper.

--> Voiced by Tami Holbrook [[TheOtherMarty in the pilot]], then [[Creator/ElizabethDaily E.G. Daily]].

Tropes Associated With Tommy:
* TheAce: He's pretty much good at everything.
* BadassAdorable: He's only one year old, and is very courageous.
* BaldOfAwesome: Since his hair hasn't grown yet.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Dil.
* CatchPhrase: "A baby's gotta do, what a baby's gotta do" and after the movie, "Hang on to your diapies, babies".
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In the earliest episodes, Tommy was a regular baby with no distinguishable personality--an infant version of TheEveryman or The StandardizedLeader. Later Tommy begins to develop a stronger personality, becoming a brave Determinator who loves adventure. It can be pretty strange to see Tommy being relatively quiet and cautious in his solo adventures. E.G Daily herself even mentions that Tommy was more baby-like and tiny in the earlier episodes, but as time went by, he got alot more mature and wiser in the show's 10th anniversary special documentary.
* ClearTheirName: Tommy's done this a few times, usually when Spike's been blamed for causing trouble.
* {{Determinator}}: One of the youngest ones you'll find in fiction.
* TheHero: Since he's TheProtagonist.
* InformedJudaism: Actually averted (unlike most other examples on kids' TV, which always weakly hint that a character may or may not be Jewish). In addition to the token Hanukkah special, his family also celebrates Passover. On top of that, his maternal grandparents (Boris and Minka) are established to be Eastern European Jews (possibly Russian or Ukrainian).
** It should be noted that in both ''{{Rugrats}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'', Tommy and his family follow both Judaism '''''and''''' Christianity.
* InnocentBlueEyes: As seen in the unaired pilot.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Could be this on occasions in earlier episodes (though not to the extent of his cousin, Angelica). Unintentionally, he could be seen as downright selfish and obnoxious, examples including "Naked Tommy", and even to an extent, "The Odd Couple". This however doesn't occur ever in later episodes.
** This was actually the source of many conflicts with Chuckie in the third season, many of which called out Tommy's usual tendency to [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong pressure or manipulate Chuckie into following his adventures and ideals of "fun"]] (Chuckie tears him a new one for it in "Farewell My Friend" in particular). While Tommy is still InnocentlyInsensitive in later seasons, he is often shown to be more compassionate towards Chuckie and worried about his well being.
* OnlyChildSyndrome: Until the [[TheRugratsMovie first movie]], when Dil was born.
* [[PluckyGirl Plucky Boy]]: He's always looking for adventure.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly Man to Chuckie's Sensitive Guy.
* VocalEvolution: In the Season 1, Tommy had a very raspy, quiet voice, his voice somewhat changed a bit in Season 2 and again in Season 4, here he has a louder voice and sounded downright feminine in the pilot.

!!Chuckie Finster [full: Charles Crandall Finster, Jr.]
In addition to his uncontrollable red hair, big glasses and bucked teeth, Chuckie is easily distinguished from his friends by his dislike of adventure and irrational fear of particular objects, most notably the "guy on the oatmeal box" (the Quaker Oats logo).

--> Voiced by Creator/ChristineCavanaugh, [[TheOtherDarrin then]] Creator/NancyCartwright

Tropes Associated With Chuckie:
* {{Adorkable}}
* ArtEvolution: Chuckie looks a bit different in Season 1, he has fewer strands on his hair and his nose was shaped a bit different, also his head shape was more if a box, luckily his design was refined in Season 2.
* BadassNormal: An interesting variation. When one cartoon had the babies think Chuckie was a super hero to get back his inflatable globe from Angelica, he was told his cape was the source of his powers. He ends up losing the cape and ''still'' beating Angelica, knocking her over. He's shocked he did it, too.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Chuckie's a coward, through and through. However, push the kid too far and he'll man up to deal with the problem at hand.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards all of the gang. Once his father and Kira get married, he develops this for Kimi, especially in their teenage years.
* BigNo: His first word in ''Rugrats In Paris''!
** NoExceptYes: After this, his dialouge with adults manifests as a "no for everything" phase that is not unheard of among toddlers.
* BlindWithoutEm
* ButtMonkey: To the extreme.
* CatchPhrase: "IDontThinkThatsSuchAGoodIdea..."
** "We're doomed! Doomed, I tell ya!"
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In the first season, he could be quite argumentative and rude to the other babies, but thankfully it was toned down in later seasons.
* CowardlySidekick: In contrast to the fearless Tommy.
* DeadpanSnarker: This line exemplifies it.
--> '''Chuckie''': I need a rest, Tommy.
--> '''Tommy''': Okay, but hurry up.
--> '''Chuckie''': Well it's not exactly resting if I have to hurry up.
* DidntWantAnAdventure: He's usually the first one to object to any of Tommy's adventures, but he tags along anyways.
* {{Flanderization}}: Originally, Chuckie was the voice of reason among his friends, being the only one with any idea/worry of how dangerous many of the thing they were doing were. Starting with the second season, Chuckie's sense of caution was exaggerated to the point where he is so cowardly that he's scared of the guy on the oatmeal box. Then things got worse when his voice actress was replaced...
* GenreSavvy: He's aware that some of Tommy's plans could horribly backfire.
* [[YouJustHadToSayIt I Just Had To Say It]]: He has a habit of giving his friends ideas, which he didn't mean to, and which ends with him going along unwillingly.
** In "Stu Gets a Job", after accidentally giving Tommy an idea to prevent his dad from going to work, he said "When am I ever gonna learn to keep my big mouth shut?"
** In "Reptar On Ice", Tommy believes Reptar is dead, but Chuckie believes he's just hiding. This cheers Tommy enough to have them go looking for him. Chuckie groans "I did it again."
** In another episode, his friends look at him after saying something, he sighs and says "I'll get the screwdriver."
** In "Let Them Eat Cake," he lampshades the whole thing. Tommy wants to go after the huge cake, and rather than talk him out of it, Chuckie acknowledges that Tommy won't listen to him and come up with "a whole bunch of crazy reasons why we gotta do it," so why not just skip the middleman this time and go along with it?
* TheLancer: Often acts as the cowardly contrast to the courageous Tommy.
* LovableCoward: Probably his defining characteristic.
* MissingMom: The Mother's Day episode heavily implied that [[spoiler:his mother died a few months -- maybe less than that -- after he was born]]
* MoralityChain: Episodes like "Rebel Without a Teddy Bear", "The Gold Rush" and "Chuckie's Wonderful Life" strongly hint that Chuckie is this to the other babies.
* NeatFreak
* NiceGuy: Becomes this after the first season.
* OnlyChildSyndrome: Until the [[RugratsInParis second movie]], when his father remarried and he got a stepsister.
* RedheadsAreUncool: He is danger prone, cowardly, wore glasses that would break from time to time, had a perpetually stuffy nose and was often picked on by other kids. So much so that there were entire episodes devoted to him having an operation that temporarily cleared his nose, him trying to dye his hair black to fit in with the rest of the kids, and his other quirks.
** Sometimes averted: [[HeroesWantRedheads he's actually shown to be quite popular with the ladies in certain episodes (such as "Cradle Attraction"). It's also suggested that Angelica secretly has a crush on him]].
* RedheadedHero: When he overcomes his fears, he can be this and it's awesome.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl The Savvy Guy to Kimi's Energetic Girl.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy to Tommy's Manly Man.
* TheSmartGuy
* SurvivalMantra: "I'm a big brave dog, I'm a big brave dog..."
* YouthfulFreckles

!!Phil and Lil [=DeVille=]
HalfIdenticalTwins who are alike in every possible way, and even dressed to match. They represent the stage of infancy where babies are forever curious and try to eat and drink anything they can reach. Best known for their love of filth.

--> [[TalkingToHerself Both]] voiced by Creator/KathSoucie

Tropes Associated With Phil and Lil:
* TheBigGuy: Phil is the most masculine of the babies and the most hands-on.
* TheChick: Lil is the lone girl of the four main babies.
* [[ExtremeOmnivore Extreme Omnivores]]: Worms, insects, boogers, toilet water-- ''anything'' is fair game.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: The twins started off as basically the same character split in two, but later in the series Phil became a borderline DeadpanSnarker and AudienceSurrogate, being the character that basically said what the audience was thinking.
* FullNameUltimatum: When they argue, they usually address each other by their full first names (Phillip and Lillian).
* HalfIdenticalTwins: The only physical difference between them is that Lil has free-hanging earlobes, something minor enough that most people, including their parents, don't notice.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: An interesting case for Lil. In ''Film/RugratsGoWild'', Lil catches sight of an animal eating a smaller one and freaks out, realizes what she's been doing all of this time and swears off worms and mud.
* [[NightmareFetishist Nightmare Fetishists]]: Very young versions.
* ThePigPen: Both of them.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Lil has pink shoes, and has a pink bow in her hair, while Phil has blue shoes and blue pants.
* SingleMindedTwins
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Phil wears pants, while Lil wears a dress and has a bow on her head.
* ThemeTwinNaming: Both names [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal rhyming with "ill".]]
* VocalEvolution: Over the course of the series Phil's voice became less feminine and more scratchy, whilst Lil her voice became more higher during the Kimi era episodes.

!!Angelica Pickles
A Large Ham and bossy, Angelica is Tommy's cousin and serves as the main antagonist of the series. She hates Tommy and the other "stupid babies" and lives to make them miserable whenever they're in the same place.

--> Voiced by Cheryl Chase

Tropes Associated With Angelica:
* AttentionWhore
* AuthorAvatar: Angelica is essentially a cartoon version of Cheryl Chase (her voice actress, except Cheryl is fairly nice in real life) in many aspects, such as her appearance and some of her interests.
* BerserkButton: Whatever you do, don't steal Cynthia from Angelica. Not even karma will protect you from her wrath.
* BigBad: She's always the one causing trouble for the main characters, and as such she's the closest thing to a main antagonist. When it's not her, it's usually her equally bratty crush, Timmy [=McNulty=].
* [[BigBrotherBully Big Cousin Bully]]: She ''loves'' picking on her younger cousins and their friends.
* BirthdayHater: Due to the [[GrowingUpSucks fear of the implications of growing up]], Angelica behaves this way during her third birthday. In the end, she regrets it when she realizes that, when growing up, she can eat candy with bigger teeth than the babies'.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She pulls a sweet girl facade in front of the adults while showing her nasty side to the babies.
* [[BlondesAreEvil Blondes Are Jerks]]: She's too young to be considered evil.
* BrattyHalfPint: Often.
* BrownEyes: In tie-in merchandise from the late `90s and early 2000s.
* TheBully: To the babies, big time.
* ButtMonkey: If you can believe this, Angelica, despite being the antagonist, gets her comeuppance a lot(eg: sitting in time out and pizza falling on her hair, causing her to cry as she hates the stress of having her hair washed), but sometimes, she can be the show's butt monkey, even when she isn't the antagonist!
** More so if one considers that, despite being well-meaning, her parents are pretty clueless, and sometimes downright negligent, when it comes to raising her.
* ChildHater: [[{{Hypocrite}} Despite being a child herself.]]
* CompanionCube: Her Cynthia doll.
* CryingWolf
* CharacterDevelopment / VillainDecay: In the first season, Angelica was a total {{Jerkass}} that acted nice in front of the adults, but had strong hate for the babies and she somewhat mocked people behind their back (Graham Canyon is a great example of this, as when Drew tells Angelica to have a good time, after Angelica's polite response, she sticks her tongue out at Drew). In later seasons (namely two, but mostly, after season 3 and the movie), she grows to like them and becomes a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, whereas she is still mischievous, but there's a nicer tone to it.
* DeadpanSnarker: Often.
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: When grownups are around.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Is she a JerkassWoobie (and maybe a {{Tsundere}} as well) or a flat out vile little brat whom dangerously borders on being a VillainProtagonist? It depends on how pleasant the writers are feeling about her at the time. Still happens in AllGrownUp but to a much smaller extent.
* DevilInPlainSight
* EnfantTerrible: More bratty than evil, but still has her moments.
* [[EvenBadMenloveTheirMamas Even Spoiled Brats Love Their Parents]]
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Brats Have Standards]]: See JerkWithAHeartOfGold below.
* EvilIsPetty: Sometimes.
* FluffyTheTerrible: Not just her RightHandCat...
* GirlishPigtails: And purple bows to go with the dress.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: She more or less treats the other babies like crap and has no qualms with freaking them out with random urban legends or stories, mostly to get something she wants. However, she ends up being a team player if something worse threatens them.
* HypocriticalHeartwarming: "Nobody messes with my dumb babies 'cept me!"
* IronicName: She usually acts angelic when she's around adults so they seldom catch on to her true bratty nature.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Most of the time, she'll only act on her own selfishness.
* {{Jerkass}}: Was solely this in the first season.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Season two onwards. A great list of examples are: "Grandpa Moves Out", where Angelica wanted Tommy to tag along (even if it meant causing trouble), "New Kid in Town", where she was incredibly annoyed at how Josh (the new kid) treated them, so much that she pushed him over and he started to cry, and "Rugrats in Paris", when she was disgusted at how Coco treated the babies. Basically, she's not a jerk (the only season where she was a jerk was season one, really), rather, even though she calls the babies "dumb", she doesn't really mean it, and more than often wants to hang around with them (even Tommy).
*** Granted she still has lots of KickTheDog moments in later seasons and even if she's not as consistantly "evil" in depiction as she was early on, she's still an obnoxious and selfish bully on occasions. DependingOnTheWriter comes a lot into play.
* TheLancer: Whenever [[CowardlySidekick Chuckie]] isn't filling this role.
* LargeHam: She often likes to see herself as quite the little performer lets just say.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Her title in this show could very much be "karma's personal punching bag"; in the event she does something that could be considered even vaguely unpleasant, karma is sure to be there to take her down a peg or two.
** KarmaHoudini: Angelica manages to pull one in "Barbecue Story," where she deliberately throws Tommy's ball over a fence without any comeuppance. Presumably, karma wasn't paying attention that time.
*** Angelica was in fact originally conceived as a KarmaHoudini to teach the audience sometimes life won't be fair. Allegedly the creators loathed Barbecue Story, which followed the original direction, and while she has mild cases of getting away afterwards, most of her truly heinous acts are met with karma.
* LonelyRichKid
* NeverMyFault
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Quite a lot of examples can be found on the Rugrats NightmareFuel page.
* NoMatterHowMuchIBeg: When she tries to give up cookies.
* NonindicativeName: Obviously , Angelica's name means "little angel", and she doesn't live up to it. She dresses as an angel on one Halloween, and her father sees her this way.
* NotMeThisTime: In "The Tricycle Thief", Suzie blames Angelica for stealing her new tricycle when hers is missing and Angelica shows up with an identical one. Angelica says that it was hers and that her red-painted hands, which she would have gotten if she stole the trike from Suzie's garage, were from finger-painting. Turns out she was completely ''innocent''.
* OnlyChildSyndrome: Unlike Tommy and Chuckie, she actually stayed an only child throughout the show's run. She did come close to having a sibling on an episode where Charlotte (her mom) thinks she's pregnant and Angelica thinks that her parents will outright neglect her once the baby is born, but by the end, Charlotte reveals to Angelica that the doctor told her that she's not pregnant.
* RichBitch: It is implied that Angelica's family is better off than most of the other characters', especially given that both of her parents are business executives. However, Chas and Chuckie briefly become richer than her family in "Chuckie is Rich," until Drew makes Chas invest all of his money in a company which fails (possibly out of envy).
* ShipTease: Some episodes show her expressing a {{Tsundere}}-ish crush on Timmy [=McNulty=] (the grandson of one of Lou's rivals and if possible an even ''bigger'' brat than Angelica).
* SpoiledBrat: Was intended to be one and was a mild one in earlier episodes. But this got changed and she simply became a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. But even back in the day, she was not as much of one as most people seem to remember her as...
* SweetTooth: She would sometimes [[BigEater eat too many sweets to where she would get sick.]] In fact, some of her schemes involve something relating to sweets.
** Especially in "Partners In Crime", where Didi bakes a dozen cupcakes, and Angelica had already eaten all but two. Then she goes on stealing a bowl of cookies and a cake for someone's 100th birthday.
* TinyTyrannicalGirl: Although she seems like a big bully rather than tiny, since she's three and the protagonists are babies.
* TokenEvilTeammate
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly Girl to Susie's Tomboy.
* TooDumbToLive: Shows up on occasion, like the end of "The Trial", where she admits to breaking Tommy's clown lamp & pitting the blame on Tommy... followed by shouting that she did it loud enough for Didi[[labelnote:*]]Tommy's mother[[/labelnote]] to hear.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: "Cookie" was Angelica's first word.
* {{Tsundere}}: Some of her "nicer" stories do occasionally give her these kind of vibes as well.
* VillainousGlutton: She is shown as this in the episode "Chuckie's Wonderful Life", Chuckie being shown that if he was never born, Angelica would have manipulated her uncle and aunt into abandoning Tommy and endlessly making junk food for her to eat.
* VitriolicBestFriends: To Susie, especially in the later seasons (given her bossy personality, it is sometimes implied that Susie may be her ''only'' real friend outside of the babies).
* VocalEvolution: Angelica's voice was always Cheryl Chase's own voice tweaked a little bit, but in Seasons 1-6, it was more noticable that it was Cheryl's own speaking voice. In the Kimi era, her voice gets slightly higher. However in the Tales from the Crib DVD movies, her voice noticably reverts back to Cheryl's and sounds noticably more like Cheryl than she did in the show's entire run.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Has pulled this a few times, with mixed results. She also taught Tommy to do it in "Attention Please," though she called it "acting."
* TheUnfavorite: Subverted. Her parents love her more than she realizes. She was worried that this would happen when she got a little sibling.


!!Susie Carmichael
Susie moved across the street from Tommy early on in the series. A multi-talented, brave, and humble little girl, she served as the opposite of Angelica and often acted as TheRival to her. If Angelica was The BigBad, Susie would be The BigGood.

--> Voiced by Creator/CreeSummer

Tropes Associated With Susie:
* AffirmativeActionGirl: Originally added to the cast when the creators noticed that there were too many white, male characters. Luckily, Susie manages to avoid being a [[TokenMinority token]] through her CoolBigSis persona.
* BlackBestFriend: Initially to Tommy and later on to Angelica
* BloodKnight: Turns into a variation of this in "The Tricycle Thief", going to great lengths to prove Angelica stole her trike and paint her as something of a monster who'd keep stealing so she'd get what she wants.
* BrainyBrunette: Has dark brown hair and is quite the prodigy with knowledge about reproduction and is fluent in French.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In her initial appearances [[SatelliteCharacter she interacted mainly with Tommy]], and was kind of a drama queen and a crybaby, sharing Tommy's naivete and ineptness to the world around her. Not long after that, Susie and Angelica met and she became mostly defined by being the Anti-Angelica; mellow, intelligent and mature (at least for her young age).
* ChildProdigy: At age three, she is already multilingual.
* CoolBigSis: Ironically, Susie herself is the youngest of four children.
* CunningLinguist: It's revealed that she knows ten languages.
* {{Foil}}[=/=]GoodCounterpart: To Angelica.
* GirlishPigtails
* LethalChef: One episode has her baking treats for the babies, only for them to hate how they taste.
* NiceGirl
* [[OnlySaneWoman Only Sane Girl]]: Usually.
* OutOfFocus: Became less prominent as the series progressed, playing minor roles in the first two movies and making less appearances staring in in Season 8.
* TheRival: To Angelica.
* SassyBlackWoman
* SixthRanger: At first, but by the time Kimi was introduced, she became more or less TheMentor.
* TeamMom: Acts as a big sister to the babies.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Angelica's Girly Girl.
* VitriolicBestFriends: To Angelica.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: She's very smart and mature for her age.
* XMustNotWin: While mostly a GoodCounterpart to Angelica, Susie has been shown to be very rivalistic to her at times. Comes to an extreme in "Tricycle Thief" [[NotMeThisTime where she jumps to the immediate conclusion she stole her trike]].


!!Dil Pickles [full: Dylan Prescott Pickles]
Tommy's little brother, who was born in TheMovie. Unlike the others, he can't talk, so he's a baby even to the other babies. As a newborn, most of his time is spent sitting around and drooling.

--> Voiced by TaraStrong

Tropes Associated With Dil:
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Tommy felt this way about him in the first movie, but now cares for him.
* BigBrotherWorship: A downplayed example given that he's a baby among babies, but the fact that he dreams of Tommy when his mom sings "Beautiful Dreamer" is telling.
* CousinOliver
* EmbarrassingNickname: He calls Angelica "Yucky".
* LastMinuteBabyNaming: Stu and Didi originally assumed that he was going to be a girl, and planned on naming him after Stu's late mother, Trixie, but end up naming him after Didi's cousin, Dylan.
* TheNicknamer: Partially because he's so young and has no teeth, Dil has a nickname for almost all the babies he interacts with.
* PunnyName: Dill is a type of pickle.
* TagalongKid


!!Kimi Watanabe Finster
First appearing in the second movie, Kimi is an adventurous girl whose mother married Chuckie's father, making her his step-sister.

--> Voiced by Dionne Quan

Tropes Associated With Kimi:
* TheAce
* BrokenPedestal: Kimi feels this way about Angelica when she's at her worst.
* CheerfulChild
* CompanionCube: Superthing.
* DistaffCounterpart: Was conceived as being a female Tommy.
* GenkiGirl
* GirlishPigtails
* HairColorDissonance: Does Kimi have black hair or [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair purple]]?
* MeaningfulName: Her real name, Kimiko, means "child without equal", among "empress/noble child".
* NiceShoes: Who knew they made cowboy boots for babies?
* NoAccountingForTaste: Non-romantic example; unlike the others, Kimi actually ''likes'' Angelica.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Seemingly in "Finsterella" as shown and mentioned by Chuckie
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl The Energetic Girl to Chuckie's Savvy Guy.
* SixthRanger: Joined the babies after the Rugrats in Paris movie.


[[folder: Adults]]

!!Chas Finster [full: Charles Norbert Finster, Sr.]

Chuckie's equally cowardly father. Was revealed to be a widower on the Mother's Day special episode, but got remarried in the second ''Rugrats'' movie.
--> Voice by Creator/MichaelBell

Tropes Associated With Chas:

* ArtEvolution: During the first season Chas' clothes had a different color and his hair was darker. However, this was changed during the second season.
* BumblingDad
* ButtMonkey: Like father, like son.
* HappilyMarried: To Kira.
* JerkassRealization: When he finally sees how horrible Coco is, he's ashamed for getting so caught up in the romance of Paris, he didn't realize who he was trying to romance.
* NiceGuy
* NerdGlasses
* PapaWolf: Very protective of Chuckie and Kimi, [[ItMakesSenseInContext he even onetime threw out a huge muscular guy out his car just to retrieve Chuckie out of a car wash]].
* ThoseTwoGuys: Often paired with Howard as this in the later seasons.
* UglyGuyHotWife
* WhatTheHellHero: In the episode "Family Feud", Chas flips out in anger when the babies run off, tired of their parents' petty arguments, and they do nothing but keep arguing. This invokes many a MyGodWhatHaveIDone
!!Kira Finster
She is the mother of Kimi and step-mother of Chuckie. The (2nd) wife of Chaz.

--> Voice by Julia Kato

Tropes Associated With Kira:

* DotingParent: To Kimi and later Chuckie.
* HappilyMarried: To Chaz.
* [[HeroesWantRedheads Heroines Want Redheads]]: Pulls a big hero move by racing through Paris on a bike to stop the wedding and falls in love with redheaded Chaz.
* MamaBear: Acts quickly when she thinks her kids and their friends are in peril.
* {{Meganekko}}
* NiceGirl: One of the most kind-hearted individuals of the show.
* OnlySaneWoman
* RavenHairIvorySkin: The show and movies have her appear with jet black hair and light skin.
* UglyGuyHotWife

!!Stu Pickles [full: Stuart Louis Pickles]
The father of Tommy and Dil, and husband of Didi. He's also the brother of Drew and uncle of Angelica.

--> Voiced by Jack Riley.
* ArtEvolution: Stu has a longer neck in the pilot,
* BumblingDad: Not quite as extreme as other examples.
* BunglingInventor or WeekendInventor
* DeadpanSnarker: At times.
* {{Flanderization}}: In the last few seasons Stu is portrayed as a highly energetic child in a man's body, the best examples can be where he gets really angry and throws his shoes away like he's a child in "Bad Shoes" or when he begs to Didi to keep the puppy in "A Tale of Two Puppies", not like Stu.
* GenerationXerox: Stu and Chaz were best friends since childhood as well, much like their own sons. One episode even shows Stu and Drew as babies, and Stu sounding exactly like Tommy.
* GrumpyBear: Sometimes falls under this with Drew.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: In the episode "Regarding Stuie" he hits his head and reverts to a baby-like state. Another hit on the head brings him back to normal again.
* TheLeader: Tends to take this role in the adults, though unlike the babies, the others frequently berate him for trying to take charge.
* NiceGuy
* PapaWolf: Really gets to work when the kids are lost or threatened.
* ParentalSubstitute: Along with Didi, Stu could be seen as this to his niece, Angelica. While it's obvious that Drew and Charlotte really do love Angelica, they're generally too busy with work to spend any actual time with her, Stu and Didi pay considerably more attention to their niece and discipline her more often than the other adults on the show, including Drew and Charlotte.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red oni to Drew.
* SanitySlippage: Angelica's constant calling and taking things in "Angelica Breaks A Leg" drives Stu up the wall, leading to the [[MemeticMutation infamous scene]] where Didi catches him making chocolate pudding at 4 AM because "[He's] lost control of [his] life". When the truth of Angelica's leg comes out, he ends up breaking down into tears because it's all over.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy to Drew's Manly Man, but when it comes to Howard, he's a Manly Man.
* SiblingYinYang: With Drew.
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: Wise Guy to his brother Drew's Straight Man.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Purple rather.

!!Didi Pickles
Mother of Tommy and Dil, wife of Stu, and Angelica's aunt. A part time school teacher, who constantly consults a famous pediatrician for advice on how to raise the children.

--> Voiced by Melanie Chartoff

* AnimeHair
* AuthorAvatar: Klasky based Didi off herself.
* BerserkButton: Don't call her other names like "Fifi", "Dodo" etc.
* BlindWithoutEm
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The Redhead to Charlotte's Blonde and Betty's Brunette.
* DroppedGlasses: Happens fairly often. In one episode she dropped them while changing into a dress, in another Tommy took them and threw them to the ground in order to get close enough to unleash Spike, and once Angelica took them and ran off when she thought she was invisible.
* FieryRedhead: Mostly has a very calm demeanor, but she can get very agitated and anxious.
* InformedJudaism: Averted. The series actually shows that she's Jewish, has Jewish parents (Boris and Minka), and celebrates Jewish holidays.
* JewishMother: She is technically one but averts the stereotype for the most part. ''Her'' mother on the other hand... (see Grandma Minka below)
* MamaBear: As her vine swinging in the "Vacation" special can attest to.
* {{Meganekko}}: A very cute-looking lady with glasses.
* OnlySaneWoman
* ParentalSubstitute: Along with Stu, Didi could be seen as this to her niece, Angelica. While it's obvious that Drew and Charlotte really do love Angelica, they're generally too busy with work to spend any actual time with her, Stu and Didi pay considerably more attention to their niece and discipline her more often than the other adults on the show, including Drew and Charlotte.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly Girl to Betty's Tomboy.
* VocalEvolution: Melanie Chartoff originally voiced Didi with her natural voice however over the course of the series her voice became more nasally, just compare her voice from Season 1 to Season 5

!!Drew Pickles[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/drewpickles_2787.png]]
Father of Angelica, uncle of Tommy and Dil, and married to Charlotte. The opposite of his brother in almost every way, they do have their spats, but do care about each other.

--> Voiced by Michael Bell.
* AloofBigBrother: To Stu in their youth. They're much closer now that they're older, but he still can come off as hostile towards him at times.
* DotingParent
* GrumpyBear: Same above as Stu.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Has a tendency to be smug and petty, but is shown to be an overall nice guy and caring father most of the time.
* PapaWolf: He takes this too far in TheMovie when he ''[[spoiler: attacks Stu for accidentally losing Angelica.]]''
* PushoverParents: Can lean towards this at times, because he usually hesitates to discipline Angelica. He even had a nightmare about Angelica taking him to court.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Stu's red.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Manly Man to Howard and Stu's Sensitive Guys.
* SiblingYinYang: To Stu.
* StoicSpectacles: Subverted.
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: Straight Man to Stu's Wise Guy.
* {{Workaholic}}: Implied. One of his catchphrases is "Let's get down to business." However, he is a much more mild example than his wife.

!!Charlotte Pickles

Mother of Angelica, aunt of Tommy and Dil, and married to Drew. She's the CEO of her own company and is frequently seen talking on a cell phone to [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen an invisible assistant]] (at least until the episode "Mommy's Little Assets" and some later episodes where he was actually shown) named Jonathan.

--> Voiced by Creator/TressMacNeille
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The Blonde to Betty's Brunette and Didi's Redhead.
* ConvenientMiscarriage: Very possibly had one in "Angelica's Worst Nightmare" (though she could have just misread or done her pregnancy test incorrectly [[note]]She did say she was going to the doctor to get an official test done[[/note]])
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Occasionally implied, especially in "Mommy's Little Assets" where she compares her corporation to a giant monster which subsists on smaller monsters.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Surprisingly for a show with minimal continuity, Charlotte begins as the biggest outsider of the group, hesitant to spend time with the other adults and over all quite cold and mean spirited. By the later episodes, she's shown to have struck up a strong friendship with the other women and is overall much more sociable.
* HartmanHips
* IvyLeagueForEveryone: Though her own alma mater is unknown, Charlotte displays interest in having Angelica attend Harvard in "Educating Angelica," and claims that Chuckie's left-handedness will prevent him from being accepted to an Ivy League university in "Chuckie's a Lefty."
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: What she really is. Charlotte may act abrasive and rude sometimes, but she's a good person deep down.
* MamaBear: In the Rugrats movie.
* MarriedToTheJob: She's often on the phone talking to her agent Jonathan.
* MsFanservice
* {{Hypocrite}}: Can be this at times.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly Girl to Betty's Tomboy.
* [[WhenYouComingHomeDad When You Coming Home, Mom?]]: Charlotte does try to be a good mom and does love her family, but she's also a career woman and, as anyone can tell you, that can put a strain on family life.
* {{Workaholic}}: Even when she's not working, she's blabbering on to her assistant Jonathan over a cell phone. She might be the first example of someone using a cell phone in such a manner so extensively in children's media (at least until children's shows in the late 1990s into the 2000s had to keep up with current trends).

!!Howard [=DeVille=]
Father of Phil and Lil, and married to Betty. He is rather soft-spoken and little seen on the show compared to his wife but does make occasional appearances as a friend of the other babies' dads.

--> Voiced by Philip Proctor

* BumblingDad
* HappilyMarried: To Betty
* HenpeckedHusband: While he and his wife love each other, he is clearly the more submissive one in the relationship.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Feminine Boy to Betty's Masculine Girl.
* NiceGuy
* PapaWolf: A slight example in the "Vacation" special and the movies.
* TheQuietOne: Frequently doesn't say a thing.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy to Drew and Stu's Manly Men.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Often paired as this with Chaz in the later seasons.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Tiny Guy to Betty's Huge Girl.

!!Betty [=DeVille=]

Mother of Phil and Lil, and married to Howard. She is a very loud, [[YouGoGirl athletic]], and outgoing woman and clearly the more dominant partner in her marriage. Also usually portrayed as Didi's best friend.

--> Voiced by KathSoucie

* {{Badass}}: She's easily the most physically capable of the adults by a wide margin.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The Brunette to Charlotte's Blonde and Didi's Redhead.
* BrainyBrunette: Not an intellectual like Chas, Didi, or Drew but she usually is the voice of reason regarding blindly following the parental advice of experts by pointing out said experts aren't that qualified and that she merely uses common sense when it comes to raising children.
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Mother, Like Children]]: Obviously it's evident where Phil and Lil get their rambunctiousness from.
* MamaBear: And how!
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Masculine Girl to Howard's Feminine Boy.
* NoIndoorVoice
* OnlySaneMan: Has a tendency to play this role to the other adults, though her own aggressiveness frequently subverts it.
* StrawFeminist: In some episodes, she can lean slightly towards this stereotype.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Huge Girl to Howard's Tiny Guy.
* {{Tomboy}}
** TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Didi's Girly Girl.
*** And to Charlotte and Kira, to a lesser extent.
* WhatTheHellHero: Betty isn't too happy when she catches her kids running around stark naked with Tommy and when Didi tries to say it's natural, she tells her "the 60s are over and we lost, so get with the program!"

!!Lucy Carmichael
Mother of Alisa, Buster, Edwin and Susie, and wife of Randy. A doctor and Harvard-educated wonder mom.

--> Voiced by Cheryl Carter
* TheAce
* BrainyBrunette: Has a head full of dark hair....and was a Harvard grad, a doctor, and took some courses from Le Cordon Bleu amongst other things.
* DotingParent: Despite being a career woman, like Charlotte, she pays more attention to her kids and properly disciplines children if they don't behave properly.
* GoodParents
* HappilyMarried: With Randy.
* IvyLeagueForEveryone: Is a Harvard graduate.

!!Grandpa Lou Pickles
Father of Stu and Drew, and paternal grandfather of Tommy, Dil and Angelica. Being a grandparent and all, he is known for spoiling the babies at every opportunity and is generally considered by them to be their favorite of the grown-ups.

--> Voiced by David Doyle, [[TheOtherDarrin and then]] Joe Alaskey
* ArcNumber: 15 is often used in his stories.
* BadassGrandpa: Especially in the retirement home episode, when he singlehandedly rescues Tommy and Angelica. [[ImprovisedWeapon With a fishing pole]].
** It's been mentioned in the story that he's a WorldWarTwo combat veteran.
* BlindWithoutEm
* CoolOldGuy
* CurseOfTheAncients: Prone to using nonsense profanities like "consarnit" and "dagnabbit." {{Lampshaded}} in one episode when Stu asks: "Why do you always talk like a prospector when you're aggravated, ''conflabbit''?"
* DeadpanSnarker
* DecemberDecemberRomance: With a nurse named Lulu. They even get married later!
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: His relationship with Lulu. They met when he was injured and she acted as his nurse. Later, however, it's revealed that they've met before, they just didn't remember.
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: In his youth during the second world war, Lou met Lulu performing as a singer who kept forgetting the words to her songs. The two of them interacted and Lou offered her something to eat, then left before she could thank him.
-->'''Lulu:''' I never was able to thank that man.
-->'''Lou:''' (''smiling'') [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming You just did.]]
* [[IdenticalGrandson Identical Father]]: Flashbacks show he looked a lot like Drew with a mustache.
* OnlySaneMan: Among the adults; not only is he usually the first to notice when something is wrong, he's also often the first to call the others out on it.
* PapaWolf: Acts fast when his grandchildren are threatened.
* SeniorSleepCycle: Tends to fall asleep whenever the plot tells him to.
* TooDumbToLive: Not him specifically, but the adults constantly rely on him to watch the children, when he will ''always'', without fail, fall asleep and let them get up to their own devices.
* WhenIWasYourAge: Grandpa Lou LOVES this trope, telling many stories about the hardships that he suffered in his youth (some of which [[MultipleChoicePast contradict each other]]). He is especially fond of incorporating the number 15 into these anecdotes (ie, "fifteen miles," "fifteen years").

!!Grandpa Boris Kropotkin
Father of Didi, maternal grandfather of Tommy and Dil, and married to Grandma Minka. He is Ashkenazi Jewish, hails from "the old country", and frequently laments about [[NostalgiaFilter how much better things were there]] than in America. He has a knack for storytelling and appears most prominently in the Hanukkah and Passover episodes displaying this talent.

--> Voiced by Michael Bell
* BadassGrandpa
* CoolOldGuy: Phil even lampshades this in one episode, describing him as something that is both cool and scary at the same time.
* FunetikAksent / YiddishAsASecondLanguage: He speaks in a heavy Eastern European accent and his speech is frequently peppered with Yiddish phrases.
* FunnyForeigner
* GrumpyOldMan
* JewishComplaining / JewsLoveToArgue
* TheOldCountry: It is never specifically mentioned which country this is but it is generally described as a [[{{Ruritania}} Ruritania]]-type place and implied to be somewhere in the [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn former Soviet Union]].
* PutOnABus: Boris and Minka were left out of the new seasons as time passed.
** TheBusCameBack: They come back in some of the final episodes of AllGrownUp.
* TheStoryteller

!!Grandma Minka Kropotkin
Mother of Didi, maternal grandmother of Tommy and Dil, and married to Grandpa Boris. She displays many of the same stereotypical "Jewish grandparent" personalities as her husband but is generally more mild-mannered and serves as a [[WomenAreWiser voice of reason]] for him.

--> Voiced by Melanie Chartoff

* FunetikAksent / YiddishAsASecondLanguage: Ditto to Boris.
* FunnyForeigner
* IWasQuiteALooker: Boris told Tommy she was the most beautiful girl in their village.
* JewishMother: Well ''Grand''mother....
* TheOldCountry: Comes from an unspecified part of Eastern Eurpoe.
* PutOnABus: Boris and Minka were left out of the new seasons as time passed.
** TheBusCameBack: They come back in the final episodes of AllGrownUp.


[[folder: Pets]]

The Pickles family dog. He gets along very well with Tommy and often accompanies the babies on their adventures.

--> Voiced by Creator/BruceWillis in ''Rugrats Go Wild!''

* BigFriendlyDog
* DogsAreDumb: While by far not an extreme example of this trope, Spike does have his occasional moments of doing dimwitted things, such as kicking off one episode's plot by running away in the rain to chase ''a cricket.''
* FemaleFelineMaleMutt: Male Mutt to Fluffy's Female Feline.
* HeroicDog: He has saved the babies' skins on more than one occasion. [[spoiler:He becomes a BigDamnHero in TheMovie]].
* TheScapegoat: A frequent plot point in the show involves the adults blaming Spike for something he didn't do and then the babies attempting to find a way to [[ClearTheirName clear his good name]], which is rather difficult for them since they can't talk (see below for a prominent example).

Angelica's white cat, who shares both her pigtail hairstyle and her mean personality. She was first introduced in the episode "Fluffy vs. Spike" as a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin designated rival for Spike]]. After that, she became more of a background character.
* BitchInSheepsClothing
* CatsAreMean
* FemaleFelineMaleMutt: Female Feline to Spike's Male Mutt.
* LightIsNotGood
* TroublemakingNewPet: Played straight in her debut appearance.