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[[caption-width-right:300:And that's just a mere fraction from the 2003 series! [[note]]Clockwise from upper left: Peppermint Fizz, Rainbow Sherbet, Blueberry Muffin, Seaberry Delight, Coco Calypso, Huckleberry Pie, Orange Blossom, Strawberry Shortcake, Apple Dumplin', Ginger Snap and Angel Cake.[[/note]] ]]

Being a [[LongRunners Long Running series]], this franchise has built up LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters over the years.

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[[folder: Introduced in the 1980 series]]

! Strawberry Shortcake

The main heroine of the series. Both her 1980's version and 2003 version has her tending to a field of Berry Patches and going on adventures. The 2009 version has her more grown up and now runs the Berry Bitty Cafe.

-->Voiced by: Russi Taylor (1980-1985); Sarah Heinke (2003-2009); Anna Cummer (2009-present)
-->Singing voice: Tracey Moore (2009-present)

* AlliterativeName
* BrownEyes: In her 2003 incarnation.
* CoolHorse : [[PunnyName Maple Stirrup]] in the 1980s version, Honey Pie Pony (and the other "Strawberryland Fillies") in the 2003 version.
* CheerfulChild
* HairColors
** SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Her 2009 series representation.
* KindheartedCatLover: Strawberry's usual pet is Custard the cat.
* NiceHat: All of her hats are Strawberry themed in some way, shape or form.
* PluckyGirl
* PrincessesRule: She's the unofficial princess of Strawberryland in the 2003 version.
** RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* {{Red Headed Hero}}ine
* SupremeChef
* TeamMom
* TenMinuteRetirement: Has one in ''The Sweet Dreams Movie''.
* TurnTheOtherCheek: Especially in the 2003 series.
* TheIngenue
* VerbalTic: Berry Talk. Especially strong in the 1980's version, but shows up to some degree in all three versions.
* YouthfulFreckles

! Custard

Strawberry's Pet Cat. She's been her pet from the very start of the franchise.

-->Voiced by: (Sarah Kolosky 2003 for the first four episodes); Anna Jordan (2003-2009)

* ButtMonkey: Custard whenever Pupcake tackles her.
* DeadpanSnarker: In the 2003 series.
* TheDragAlong: She certainly feels this way in the 2003 series.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* NonHumanSidekick
** SnarkyNonHumanSidekick: ESPECIALLY in the 2003 series.
* [[NotAMorningPerson Not A Morning Cat]]: The 2003 version.
* TalkingAnimal: Only in the 2003 version.
* {{Tsundere}}: a bit of tsun-tsun in the early episodes towards pupcake in the 2003 series.
* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: Her 2003 version is prone to this a lot.


! Huckleberry Pie

The only recurring male character of the series, the original 1980's version had him live down the road from where Strawberry lives, and enjoyed fishing. His 2003 version had skateboarding as his main hobby, lives in a tree fort in Huckleberry Briar and often used his skateboard to get around Strawberryland. His pet was Pupcake in the 1980's series, but since 2003, has Shoofly frog as his pet. After two seasons of being absent, he shows up again in the 2009 series working a dog rescue and keeps a hound for himself and names him Tom Tom (Originally named Biscuit).

-->Voiced by: Julie [=McWhirter=] Dees (1980-1981); Jeanne Elias (1983); James Street (2003-2007) ; Daniel Canfield (2003 for the first four episodes, then returned for 2007-2009); Adian Drummond (2013)

* {{Expy}}:
** The 1980's version is based on Huckleberry Finn.
** His appearance in Berry Bitty Adventures is basically a young JustinBieber.

* TheOneGuy: In all versions, though he doesn't appear until season 3 in the 2009 series.
* TheSlacker: The 1980s version.
* TotallyRadical: His 2003 version. He even speaks this way sometimes.

! Pupcake

Huckleberry Pie's pet dog. In the 2003 and 2009 versions, he becomes Strawberry's pet.

-->Voiced by Niis Haaland (2003-2009)

* PreciousPuppy

! Angel Cake

Strawberry first meets her in "Pets on Parade" in the 1980s specials, where she gets a pet skunk named Souffle Skunk. She's also known for being very polite. In the 2003 version, she's a cake decorator who lives on Cakewalk though she tends to be a perfectionist at times. Her pet in this version is a lamb known as Vanilla Icing.

-->Voiced by Rachel Ware (2003-2009)

* AlphaBitch: Becomes a mind-screwy version near the end of the 2003 series.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: She was one of the casualties of Hasbro's ''"healthy snacks"'' policy that was in place for the 2009 reboot- despite being one of the core characters in the past iterations of the show, she's not coming back in the 2009 reboot as far as Hasbro's concerned.
* GirlishPigtails: Her 2003 counterpart had them as well as her 2007 redesign.
* NiceGirl: Although her 2007 redesign changed her personality...
* SoreLoser: In the 2003 series, one episode dealt with this character flaw of hers. She gets better by the episode's end.
* SweetTooth: Her 1980's version had a weakness for sweets.
* VerbalTic: Begging your pardon, but Angel Cake's unfailing politeness provides her with her own tic in 1982's ''Pets on Parade'', thank you. She constantly incorporates the phrases "begging your pardon", "please", "ma'am", and/or "thank you" into her speeches, thank you please.



! Orange Blossom

A major recurring character. In the 1980s series, she lives in Big Apple City when Strawberry came to visit her. Her 2003 version lives in Orange Blossom Acres and lives in an orange tree. She appears in Berry Bitty Adventures where she manages the Orange Mart general store. She has a pet butterfly named Marmalade in the first two series, but adopts a Cocker Spaniel she names Marmalade in Season three of Berry Bitty Adventures.

-->Voiced by: Diana [=McCannon=] (1981); CreeSummer (1984); Dejare Barfield (2003-2009); Janyse Jaud (2009-present)

* AmbiguouslyBrown: One of the complaints about the 2009 version.
* BlackBestFriend
* HairDecorations: The 2009 version wears a flower clip in her hair.
* GirlishPigtails: Her 2003 version before being redesigned midway through the run.

! Blueberry Muffin

One of Strawberry's friends from the start, she does tend to be a little forgetful once in a while. This was downplayed as the series went on. She reappears in the 2003 series as a bookworm. Both versions, she has a pet mouse named Cheesecake. Her 2009 incarnation runs a book shop and is into mysteries, and adopts a Husky puppy she names Scouty in the third season.

--> Voiced by: Joan Gerber (1980); Susan Roman (1983); Susan Snooks (1984); Bianca Heywood (2003-2009); Britt [=McKillip=] (2009-present)

* AmericanAccents: Her 1980's version had a southern accent.
* BrainyBrunette: Her 2003 version had brown hair prior to her redesign.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Especially in the first special.
* HairDecorations: The 2009 version wears a head band.
* TranslatorBuddy: She would become this to Longface Caterpillar.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Though her 2003 version had brown hair at first.

! Apple Dumplin'

One of the many baby characters to appear in the series. She's smaller and less independent than the others, but is capable of taking care of herself when the situation desires. She becomes Strawberry's younger sister in the 2003 series. Het pet in the 1980s series is Tea Time Turtle and Apple Duckling in the 2003 series.

--> Voiced by Kate Labosky (2003-2009)

* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Her pet in the 1980's series.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Another one of the casualties of Hasbro's ''"healthy snacks"'' policy that was in place for the 2009 reboot- despite being one of the core characters in the past iterations of the show, she's not coming back in the 2009 reboot as far as Hasbro's concerned.
* ElmerFuddSyndrome: In the 2003 version.
* HiddenDepths: She has good penmanship in the 80's specials.
* TagalongKid: In the 2003 series.

! Raspberry Tart (Torte)

True to her name, she has a mean streak, but eventually becomes nicer as the series progressed. Her pet is a monkey named Rhubarb in this version. She returns in the 2003 series as a tomboy and is very brash, but not to the extent of Peppermint Fizz, and has a close friend in Lemon Meringue. Her pet has the same name Rhubarb, but this time it's a raccoon. In the 2009 series, she runs the Fresh Fashion's Boutique where she designs, makes and sells her own merchandise, though she tends to be competitive when it comes to fashion with Lemon Meringue. She adopts a Chihuahua and names it Chiffon in season 3.

-->Voiced by: Pamela Anderson II (1980), Susan Snooks (1983-1984), Greer [=McCain=] (2006); Haley Hyden-Soffer (2006-2009); Ingrid Wilson (2009-present)

* AntiHero
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheFashionista: Her 2009 version.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: When Raspberry "Tart" was reintroduced in the 2003 incarnation, her name was changed to Raspberry "Torte" (also used in the 2009 version). There are various fan theories on the reason for this change, with the most likely being the unfortunate connotations the term "tart" has garnered.\\
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AGC and Hasbro has released a 30th Anniversary doll set, with Raspberry's last name restored to ''Tart'' in that version. Given that it's targeted at adults who're nostalgic though...
* {{Tomboy}}: Though this character aspect was dropped in the 2009 series.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Lemon Meringue in the 2003 series, but Girly to Plum Puddin' in 2009.

! Plum Puddin'

While this character has been around since the beginning, he first appeared as a boy, disappeared, then came back as a girl. She's really intelligent and has a pet owl named Elderberry in the 1980's version. She returns in the 2003 version, but she comes off a clumsy sometimes. She returns as a main character in the 2009 version with her clumsiness gone but her intelligence intact. However, she now runs a The Sweet Steps Studio, a dance studio in Berry Bitty City. She adopts a German Shepard puppy and names her Pitterpatch in season 3.

--> Voiced by: Laurie Waller (1984); Ashleigh Ball (2009-present)

* AlliterativeName
* CuteClumsyGirl: Her 2003 incarnation.
* GenderFlip: When the character first came out, he was originally a boy. He was later {{Retcon}}ned to a girl and has stayed as one since then.
* GlassesGirl: In the 1980's specials and in the 2003 series.
* HairDecorations: She wears a plum clip in her ponytail in the 2009 series.
* [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]: Though she was TheSmartGuy before her GenderFlip.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: With Raspberry Torte in the 2009 series.

! Lemon Meringue

In the 1980's series, she comes from Big Apple city, the same place as Orange Blossom, and is a famous model there. She has a pet frog named Frappé. The 2003 version has her running a beauty salon in Lemon Lane and her pet in that version is now a skunk named Sourball. She personality remains unchanged in Berry Bitty Adventures, and in season 3, she adopts American Cocker Spaniel named Henna.

-->Voiced by: Melleny Brown (1981-1984); Mary Waltman (2006-2009) and AndreaLibman (2009-present)

* HairDecorations: Wears a lemon clip in her hair as of 2009.
* TheDitz: The 2009 version.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She's the girly girl towards Raspberry Tart's Tomboy in the 2003 series.


! Almond Tea (Tea Blossom)

One of the many international friends Strawberry Shortcake met in the 1983 special. She lives in China Cup and is said to have PsychicPowers to see into the future. She has a pet named Marza Panda who does the same thing, but in reverse with flashbacks. When she returned in the 2003 series, her home was changed to the Plum Blossom Province near the Great Wall of Chocolate, and her name was changed to Tea Blossom.

--> Voiced by Marissa Miliani (2006-2009)

* HairDecorations: Her headband in the 2003 redesign. She later wears hairbands to go with her pigtails.
* {{Odango}}: Her 2003 version's hairstyle. She's later redesigned with GirlishPigtails added to it.
* PsychicPowers
* TsurimeEyes

! T.N. Honey

* SmartPeopleSpeakTheQueensEnglish
* StockBritishPhrases

! Cafe Ole

! Crepes Suzette

A friend of Strawberry's who lives in Pearis. She owns a pet poodle named Eclair in both versions.

-->Voiced by: Susan Roman (1983) and Caroline Iliff (2006-2009)

* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench
* TheFashionista: Both versions. Her 2003 version even has her running a fashion boutique.
* SupremeChef: In the 1980s version, she's said she's even better at cooking than Strawberry.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Or pink if it's the 2003 version.

! Mint Tulip

! Lem and Ada

* HalfIdenticalTwins
* SmartPeopleSpeakTheQueensEnglish: Averted; they are no more intelligent or stupid than the other characters.
* StockBritishPhrases
* TwinBanter: To a small extent.

! Lucky Bug

! Mr. Sun

The narrator in the 1980's specials who keeps a watchful eye over the residents of Strawberryland.

* DeusExMachina: Has acted like this in the specials sometimes.
* {{Narrator}}

! Escargot

! Maple Stirrup

! The Berry Princess and the Berrykins

! The Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak

The main villain of the series. In the original 1980's specials, he's known for having an "evil conscience", and having berry birds which steal berries. He returns in the 2003 series as Sour Grapes brother.

-->Voiced by: Robert Ridgely (1980-1984); Cork Ramer (2006-2009)

* AddedAlliterativeAppeal
* AntiVillain
* BreakoutVillain: In the original 1980's series.
* CharacterTic: In the 1980's version, he does a tap dance while going "Yah-tah-tah-tah-tah-tah-tah-tah, tah-tah-tah-tah! Cha!"
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* LethalChef: This is a big plot point in ''Big Apple City'', in which he and Strawberry are pitted against each other in a Bake-Off -- since he knows he can't ''honestly'' win, he comes up with plan after plan to keep things from getting to that point.
* LiteralMinded: With the exception of the three examples listed below, it's usually subtle. It's also not consistent, so while it is used for humor and/or drama of plot when it does occur, his literal mindedness was realistically written.
** Is a chocolate mousse a moose? Do berries actually grow right before ones eyes in Strawberryland? Is literally stealing dreams a logical course of action?
* RevengeBeforeReason: Purple Pieman never had dreams. For this, and for his literal thinking causing him to actually try to literally snatch Strawberry Shortcake's dream away from her, he storms the Land of Dreams, deceives its inhabitants, basically boots out the Sandman, takes over the dream factory, holds the main Dream Builder hostage ''in a cage dangling over a black hole'' to blackmail the other dream factory workers, announces that dreams will no longer be shipped out, and ''then'' mentions that he never dreamed. After all of this, he continues ruining everything for the Land of Dreams, but he sure finished up a lot of revenge before explaining himself.
* SpellMyNameWithAThe: Subverted. While he is a villain who speaks of himself using his full name (and following up with his song and dance), he couldn't care less that everyone else calls him by shorter versions of his name.
* ThirdPersonPerson
* VerbalTic: When the Pie Man mentions himself, he always says it as dramatically as possible, then follows with a quick song and dance. According to the movie he even includes this ''in his signature''.
* VisionaryVillain: This being targeted to a certain age group, he is still a [[HarmlessVillain Harmless Villain]] and suffers the consequences thereof.
* WeaksauceWeakness: In the 1980's specials, berry talk.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: He may be a miserable old crumb, but he plays this trope pretty darn straight (adding to the humor).

! Sour Grapes

Another villain and the Peculiar Purple Pieman's partner in crime when she shows up in the their 1980's special. In the 2003 version, she his sister. She has a pet Snake named Dregs.

--> Voiced by: Joan Gerber (1982); Jeri Craden (1983-1984) and Bridget Robbins (2006-2009)

* AntiVillain
* BecomingTheMask: In ''Dancin' in Disguise'', she starts going through the HeelFaceRevolvingDoor before finally settling on a HeelFaceTurn because of this.
* DeadpanSnarker
* FeatherBoaConstrictor: Sour Grapes wears her pet snake like this.
* EvilDiva: Complete with OperaGloves and the [[GoodColoursEvilColours purple outfit]].
* GenkiGirl: Though she is grown, she is certainly (in)famous for being this.
* GenreSavvy: Her 2003 version. So, really, you have to wonder all the more about her mixed alignment switches.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* HartmanHips
* LiteralMinded: Just a ''bit'' literally minded herself, but so much less so than her male counterpart. TruthInTelevision, as women are generally more skilled at understanding metaphors.
* ManChild: In the 2003 series. Well, she [[DarkAndTroubledPast never had a doll when she was a child]]. Of note is that she can just as easily act like the adult she is.
** OneOfTheKids: Becomes this over time in the 2003 series.
* NotAMorningPerson:
** Stated In ''Queen For A Day'':
-->'''The Peculiar Purple Pieman:''' Ms. Grapes, what time do you get up in the morning?
-->'''Sour Grapes:''' No earlier... than '''noon'''.
** However, not long before said episode, Grapes was awake by early morning. Most likely, she jolted her brother awake with her shrieking. She was also awake early in the mornings (and late into nights and mornings) for what could have been as long as a month's time in a later episode, ''Down On The Farm''. Justified by the explanation that she may sleep in on her days off, which are... probably frequent, in a bad way, all things considered. (You would be sourly depressed, too, if you were too genre savvy for your lot in life and consequently not allowed to use your talents. Makes sense that she would sleep away her days when possible.)
* TeamMom: Starting with her first heel face turn in the episode ''Dancin' In Disguise'', she [[CharacterDevelopment when not in the role of villain]] essentially replaced Honey Pie Pony regarding this position with the main cast.

! Raisin Cane

Sour Grapes's niece.

* DaddysLittleVillain



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[[folder: Introduced in the 2003 series]]

! Ginger Snap

An inventor who lives in Cookie Corners and bakes cookies. Her Pet is Chocolate Chipmunk, who she (And the other residents of Strawberryland) can understand despite just chattering.

-->Voiced by Samantha Triba (2003-2009)

* BrainyBrunette
* CatchPhrase: "That was a snap!"
* CharacterTic: Snapping her fingers.
* GadgeteerGenius
* GirlishPigtails: Her 2007 redesign had bigger ones.
* MotorMouth: Especially in later episodes.
* WrenchWench

! Rainbow Sherbet

--> Voiced by Laura Grimm

! Coco Calypso

--> Melissa Deni

* TheAloner
* IneffectualLoner

! Peppermint Fizz

-->Voiced by Rebecca Noodle (2003-2009)

Another new character, she was introduced in year 2. She has a pet named Cola Chameleon.

* AlphaBitch: Though she Outgrows it later on.
* AntiHero
* CheatersNeverProsper
* DeadpanSnarker
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* IneffectualLoner
* {{Tomboy}}

! Seaberry Delight

! Frosty Puff

! Tangerina Torta

* AlliterativeName

! The Berry Fairies

! Banana Candy

* TheAloner
* {{Expy}}: Of Banana Twirl. Interestingly, Banana Twirl had a toy but never appeared in the 1980s specials.
* IneffectualLoner: Subverted in that she tries to keep Strawberry and Co from leaving her city so she's not alone.

! Watermelon Kiss

! Annie Oatmeal

! Caramel Corn

* AlliterativeName

! Lime Light

* AlliterativeName
* RichBitch

! Honey Pie Pony

One of the more prominent fillies from Strawberryland, she's the only one who can talk in this series. Her rider of choice is Strawberry Shortcake and she has a pet/friend bee named Honey Doodle. She moved to Ice Cream Island in year 4 and the send off was in one of the books, but never the TV series.

* AnnoyingPatient: During "Get Well Adventures".
* PutOnABus: She moved to Ice Cream Island in the 2007 redesign, right after being demoted to extra for a set of episodes.
* SmartPeopleSpeakTheQueensEnglish: She has a British accent, and is also quite street smart. However, she's the only pony on the show who could talk, and she does have OohMeAccentsSlipping moments too.
* TalkingAnimal
* TeamMom: In some episodes.

! Sea Serpent

! Licorice Whip

The first villain in the 2003 series, he's a traveling horse napper who appears in Adventures on Ice Cream Island and proceeds to kidnap Honey Pie Pony and the other fillies on Ice Cream Island. He has a pet bird named Raven who later undergoes a HeelFaceTurn. While he doesn't return in the cartoon, he comes back in the GameBoyAdvance game ''Strawberry Shortcake:Ice Cream Riding Camp.''

* BeleagueredAssistant: Has one in Raven.
* DarkIsEvil
* HeelFaceTurn: At the end of the game when you rescue him.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In the GBA game, he's drilling the cookie crust foundation of Ice Cream Island to and attempts to sell it as snacks. His reckless drilling ultimately gets him into trouble which Strawberry and co. must help him out of.

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[[folder: Introduced in the 2009 series]]

! The Berrykins

-->Voiced by Creator/ScottMcNeil; Creator/JanyseJaud; Creator/AndreaLibman; Creator/ShannonChanKent and Creator/SamuelVincent


! The Ladybug Twins

Known as Katiebug and Sadiebug, they are two ladybug relatives of Junebug, the mail bug. While they don't live in the city itself, they do visit and usually get into lots of mischief.

-->Voiced by NicoleOliver

* {{ValleyGirl}}s: Complete with TotallyRadical dialogue.


! Cherry Jam

A new character who's an idol signer to travels to Berry Bitty City.

-->Voiced by Creator/ShannonChanKent

* AmericanAccents: Southern.
* CelebrityIsOverrated: Cherry Jam feels this way.
* IdolSinger
* IJustWantToBeNormal
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Cherry Jam's southern drawl seems to come and go.

! Mr. Longface Caterpillar

The Mayor of Berry Bitty City who owns a mini golf course.

--> Voiced by Creator/ScottMcNeil

* SmartPeopleSpeakTheQueensEnglish
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: He tends to speak like this and it's usually translated into [[LaymansTerms regular speech]] [[TranslatorBuddy by Blueberry Muffin]].

! Princess Berrykin

--> Voiced by AndreaLibman

* PrincessesRule

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