''See also [[{{Characters/Rugrats}} the Rugrats characters page.]]''
!Main Kids

!!Tommy Pickles

-->Voiced by: [[Creator/ElizabethDaily E.G. Daily]]

* TheAce: Played straight, though subverted in "Dude, Where's My Horse?", where he's shown as being no good at being a cowboy. [[spoiler: At least, initially.]]
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Dil. Even as a preteen, he still cares about his younger brother.
* ContinuityNod: Carries around a screwdriver-shaped keychain, a throwback to his trademark toy from Rugrats.
* GadgeteerGenius
* TheHero: Generally. That is, unless Kimi or Chuckie take the lead in certain episode.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: He and Chuckie are the best of friends like in the original show.
* IconicItem: One episode reveals that he still has that toy screwdriver of his and he mentions that he never leaves home without it.
* InformedJudaism: Averted, as opposed to the original series. Tommy is explicitly shown celebrating Hanukkah and Passover, and tries the "nice Jewish boy" routine to win a girl's heart.
* JerkassBall: When he is frustrated, he often lashes out on his friends for no good reason.
* PrimaDonnaDirector: Has aspirations of being a great film director, and sometimes falls into this.
* TheScapegoat: There have been a couple of episodes where the entire gang blames Tommy for something he's not technically responsible for. "Dude, Where's My Horse?" is one such episode.
* ShipTease: The entire focus of the episode "TP+KF" is on hinting at a mutual attraction between him and Kimi.
* TragicMistake: In "All Broke Up", his attempt to get his friends off his back about Rachel moving results in them getting Rachel to come back when he's already moved on and found a new girl. [[spoiler:This ends up causing him to lose Rachel for good.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: He has purple hair, although it's [[HairColorDissonance really black]].

!!Chuckie Finster

-->Voiced by: Creator/NancyCartwright

* AnimeHair: Especially during his "Yu-Gotta-Go!" dream sequences.
* BadLiar: Angelica basically has to drill him in how to be an effective liar in "Brother, Can You Spare the Time?".
* BerserkButton: He'll go absolutely paranoid if he thinks Kimi is in danger.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Kimi, who doesn't always appreciate it. (See BerserkButton above.)
* BigBrotherMentor / OlderAndWiser: Chuckie has an odd role when it comes to wisdom: most of the time he's nebbish and insecure, but when the moment comes for it he's also often the guy who picks up on his friends' sensitive/emotional problems and gives wise speeches to members of the gang, most often to Tommy and Kimi. Occasionally he's the "lesson giver" when Susie's not around.
** This leads to a RunningGag where Chuckie gives some insightful advice, and then admits he got it out of a fortune cookie / hallmark card.
** Funnily enough, while Chuckie often fills this role for Tommy, Tommy often fills this role for Chuckie. It's a cornerstone of their friendship. In fact, a couple of the speeches he gives to Tommy are of the "teaching a lesson that Tommy didn't realize he was already inspiring in other people" sort.
* BlindWithoutEm : Not as bad as in the original series. He actually removes his glasses at times to read fine print.
* ButtMonkey: Even more so in this series. One episode even finds him completely naked on school grounds, save for a guitar.
* ContinuityNod: The circus camp episode reveals that even after all these years, Chuckie's still terrified of clowns.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass : He often displays abilities that end saving the day, and when facing his fears he actually proves himself a quite competent leader and hero. Unfortunately, many of his abilities only work in very specific circumstances, a constant source of frustration for him.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Tommy, of course, and even gets jealous if anybody threatens to take his place as his best friend.
* HiddenDepths : In 'Superhero Worship', it's revealed Chuckie has a knack for engineering; his design for a mice labyrinth (required for a school project/contest) was so good that its photo and blueprints appeared in a specialized magazine, and one year later, when helping Tommy do his own labyrinth for the same project, they won first place. Later, in 'Brothers' Grimm', this ability is referenced again, as he makes the blueprints for a treehouse, having professional-like quality.
* TheLancer: As usual, he follows Tommy's lead.
* LauncherOfAThousandShips: [[ShipperOnDeck In-universe]].
* LovableCoward: Tries hard to avert being a coward, especially in the earlier episodes.
* MySisterIsOffLimits: Played straight in "Bad Kimi" and especially in "TP + KF", when he's very protective of Kimi's potential relationships with Z and Tommy.
* NerdGlasses: He wouldn't be Chuckie without 'em, you know.
* SelfDeprecation: Always seems to make remarks that insult himself.
-->'''Chuckie:''' See? I'm VANILLA! Crustless, ''vanilla'' Finster.
* ShowerShy: An episode has him trying to avoid having to shower in gym class, until one of his attempts to do so gets him stranded outside the locker room with no clothes or towel. At the end of the episode he finally overcomes his fear.
* SimpleYetAwesome: Apparently, he doesn't consider his latent engineering skills to be cool or impressive at all, since he never told anyone about how his mice labyrinth's design actually got shown in a specialized magazine, and his friends only found out when looking for reference material for their own labyrinth. It's possible that Chuckie has other cool or useful abilities but he doesn't consider them interesting at all and therefore never shows them until they are actually necessary.
** A similar case in 'Dude, Where's My Horse?", when he finds out he's an extremely good cowboy, but then feels bad when remembering these abilities are useless back at home... and then he starts playing a harmonica with remarkable skill. Even Tommy can't make him confess at what point he learned to play an instrument, as Chuckie himself apparently learned to do it almost without realizing it.
* TechnoBabble: Descends into this when he's deprived of television. "TV Rots Your Brain!" indeed.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: While Chuckie has gotten over most of his childhood fears (even his fear of ''Angelica!''), he never quite got over his fear of clowns.

!!Phil Deville

-->Voiced by: Creator/KathSoucie

* TheBigGuy: He's the most aggressive and hands-on of the group.
* ContinuityNod: His Season 1 shirt had a yellow duck on it like the clothes he wore as a baby.
* FullNameUltimatum: When he and Lil argue, they'll address each other by their full names.
* {{Gasshole}}: Demonstrated in one episode, but it's implied that he's like this.
* MySisterIsOffLimits: When he finally learns the biological differences between him and his sister, he becomes overprotective of her and chases off a guy hitting on her.
* ThePigPen: Obviously not to the extent of ''Rugrats'', but he'll still engage in gross behaviour now and again.
* RealMenWearPink: Wound up in a cooking class full of girls in "Susie Goes Bad Lite" and demonstrated a real talent for it. He only gave up cooking because he learned there were health codes to abide by (such as washing hands).
* RunningGag: If Phil's wearing a hat, expect it to be gone by the end of the episode.
* ThemeTwinNaming: Phil and Lil Deville's names rhyme.

!!Lil Deville

-->Voiced by: Kath Soucie

* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Discussed in "Truth or Consequences" when Phil blames her for cutting one while they're dressed as a two-headed alien during the shooting of one of Tommy's movies.
-->'''Lil:''' It's biologically impossible for girls to fart.
* DeadpanSnarker: Especially when it concerns Phil's sloppy habits.
* DesignatedVictim: In "Dude, Where's My Horse?", she's constantly the butt of Tommy's bad cowboy skills.
* FullNameUltimatum: Same as Phil, but tends to invoke it more often.
* HypocriticalHeartwarming: Lampshaded by Tommy, "Lil disses Phil but she defends him when other kids do it".
* TheLadette: She tries to be a girly girl but plenty of episodes show she's still a Ladette at heart.
* ThePigPen: Formerly so in Rugrats, averted now. [[spoiler: And then plays it straight by playing in the mud in "Dude, Where's My Horse?", and having to be dragged away kicking and screaming from it.]]
* PunnyName: Remove the last two letters of her surname and you get "devil".
* SheCleansUpNicely
* SkunkStripe: See [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]].
* [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]: She tends to be the brainiest of the main group.
* ThemeTwinNaming: Phil and Lil Deville's names rhyme.
* {{Tomboy}}: Strives to be less of a girly-girl than the others.
* YouGoGirl
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]: There's a colored streak in her hair, which is usually pink.

!!Angelica Pickles

-->Voiced by: Cheryl Chase

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Swoons over a boy named Sean, but he doesn't even know she exists. A more noteable example, maybe, is in "What's Love Got to do With It?" where she falls for her substitute teacher, of course, there's absolutely no hope for her, and the episode ends with her in tears.
* AntiHero: She's not as mean as she was in the original show and is portrayed more sympathetically, but can still be self-centered and rude at times.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: As always, she pretends to act nicer than she really is.
* BreakTheHaughty: Gets this whenever Savannah humiliates her or deliberately brings her misery.
* DeadpanSnarker: Usually around Susie.
* DependingOnTheWriter: She tends to fluctuate between being a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and a {{Tsundere}} a lot.
* DreadfulMusician: Angelica ''thinks'' she can sing, but to the others, she's horrible. In later seasons, however, she shows some improvement; in 'Interview with a Campfire' she, along with most of the other characters, participates in a musical, and even if not the best singer, doesn't do it too bad either; also, when she manages to participate in a talents show without Susie entering it, she wins first place. Remarkably, it seems she sings her best when doing it as part of a chorus or group rather than when doing a solo.
* EvilVirtues: Much of her CharacterDevelopment comes from her learning how to use her flaws in more positive ways, especially TheTrickster and {{Determinator}} aspects of her personality. Many times Susie, who's usually TheAce in this duo, is shown to be impressed at her achievements, especially with things Susie had actually failed to accomplish (like defeating Debate champions, kids so smart that actually intimidate her) or does it in a much lower level, as it happened when Susie asked Angelica to help her with a charity collect; [[spoiler: working at the same area and time, Susie collects less than a hundred dollars while Angelica, by using persuasion and guilt-tripping, gets over six hundred dollars in cash and a certified check.]]
* GreenEyedMonster: Wants nothing more than to upstage Susie, and will pull every trick in the book to do so.
* HypocriticalHeartwarming : She might offend, tease, and overall antagonize her cousins and friends on a regular basis, but she'll get fiercely defensive of them if anyone else does it.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Some things never change. She's still very egocentric.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: While still kind of mean, Angelica is more compassionate and kindhearted this time around.
* LargeHam: She'd take any opportunity to be the star of the show.
* LovableAlphaBitch: Has all the makings of a mean-spirited clique leader, but still has moments of being considerate and selfless.
* OddCouple: Her friendship with Susie and the ShipTease and with Chuckie.
** Remarkably, she often gets Chuckie's help for her projects and plans but, unlike the original series, when she just forced him to help via intimidation, here they become more-or-less equal partners, with both of them gaining something from the bargain, and in fact when one seeks the other's help, he or she usually offers a ProBonoBarter. Even if it's often a LeonineContract on Angelica's side, [[IGaveMyWord she always sticks to her part of the deal]] and at times she actually accepts to help him without asking for any (on screen) reward.
* PetTheDog: Her attachment to a baby ostrich in "Dude, Where's My Horse?"
* TheShrink: Runs an advice column, and is a borderline Type 1.
* SpoiledBrat: She still tries to manipulate her parents into giving her what she wants, though they're a lot less lenient this time around.
* {{Tsundere}}: At times.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Susie. On the one hand, she's incredibly resentful towards Susie's talent and they're often at odds. On the other hand, she does care... deep down... and is clearly a lot closer to her than to the popular kids, with which her relationship is knowingly superficial. When at one point Susie risks her life, Angelica does the same to try to save her.

!!Dil Pickles

-->Voiced by: Creator/TaraStrong

* AmbiguousDisorder: Sometimes, characters think that there's something severely wrong with him just by how he acts. However, when Didi was told this, she was [[BerserkButton not]] [[MamaBear too happy]].
* BerserkButton: Make fun of his hat, and he will turn on you.
* ChasteHero: Given his young age compared to the others, he's probably the only character on the show that doesn't really fall for anybody.
* ChildhoodBrainDamage: It's mentioned in "Truth or Consequences" that Dil is so strange because Phil and Lil dropped him on his head when they were babies. In another episode, In "Golden Boy", Grandpa Lou claims he was hit in the head by a fly ball at a baseball game. Although Didi doesn't think this is the case, and believes it to be genetic (from Stu's side of the family). Given what Stu and his family members are like, this might not be too unlikely.
* CloudCuckooLander: He has pretty odd habits and insistently believes that aliens are among us.
** TheCuckooLanderWasRight: Often. See FirstContact below.
* FirstContact: Dil eagerly looks forward to meeting aliens. [[spoiler: And apparently succeeds at the end of "Tommy Foolery".]]
* GadgeteerGenius: Just like his old man. Played straight in one episode where Tommy treats him as the go-to guy for creative inventions, which unfortunately begins to rob Dil of his creativity and oddness.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: He's attached to his brother Tommy, and even has a secret handshake with him. He even attempts this with Phil during a falling out with Tommy, but it doesn't work out.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Dil is pretty certain this is the case with Pangborn since the start of the series. Pangborn tends to humor him at first (when he's not outright irritated by him, of course), but the trope is played straight over time.
* PunnyName: His name is a pun on dill pickles.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Can communicate with animals, especially in "Brothers Grimm".
* TagalongKid: He tends to follow the older kids around.
* TheSmartGuy: When he interacts with the older kids, that is.
* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent: Averted. So long as Dil's happy, Didi and (to a somewhat lesser extent) Stu are very supportive of his CloudCuckooLander ways.

!!Kimi Finster

-->Voiced by: Dionne Quan

* TheAce: Sometimes when Tommy's not around.
* BareYourMidriff: In Season 1, her shirt doesn't cover her navel.
* TheChick: She's the most girly of the female characters.
* DisappearedDad: Inverted. She knows where her birth dad is and keeps in touch with him, but is a continent apart from him due to her mom re-marrying Chaz. [[spoiler: He even visits her in "Trading Places".]]
* EasilyForgiven: Despite the many times Kimi put her own overzealous interests over everyone else and gets way in over her head, people apparently let her off the hook, especially Chuckie. Meanwhile Kimi acts as if nothing major happened. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Tommy (or Angelica when she least deserves it).
* FarEast: The chopsticks in her hair in Season 1, her focus on her Japanese heritage in Season 2 onwards.
* FreakyFashionMildMind: Kimi's fashion on the show tends to lend to a 'bad girl' image, but she's still nice overall. This trope is only really hammered home when she shows up to work with a mohawk.
-->'''Chuckie:''' That settles it. Kimi's gone bad.
* ImStandingRightHere: Invoked in the 2nd season a few times.
-->'''Tommy:''' Why would I be interested in Kimi?
-->'''Kimi:''' Hello, I'm in the room?
* {{Irony}}: She goes on a campaign to ban cellphones in school, and doesn't even have one herself. Guess what she gets near the end of the episode?
* LethalChef: Starts off as this in "Dude, Where's My Horse?" She gets better. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded by Lil]], who describes her egg rolls as "prone to explode."
* LittleMissSnarker: As opposed to the sweet cheery girl people may remember from the original series (with the exception of the comic strip), Kimi is a general snarker towards any one close to her, possibly due to being old enough to recognize gender differences, her lack of sympathetic nature, and generally seeing boys her age as immature.
* RedOni: Kimi is quick to anger, impatient at times, often easily standoffish (as well as often being the most bluntly snarky of the group, which is saying something), often instantly passionate about things and has a strong enough sense of justice that she will almost immediately rally behind a cause with lots of fervor. Interestingly, her BlueOni is her own mother, who is exceedingly calm, patient and level-headed. However, as Kira is only rarely a major character Kimi is more often a {{Foil}} for Chuckie.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Anytime it's a special occasion.
* ShipTease: [[spoiler:With Tommy in "TP+KF". It's implied that she still has feelings for him.]]
* TokenMinority: She's the token Asian.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: And, in one episode, a pink mohawk. In season two, it becomes lilac purple. Oddly, just like Tommy, [[PurpleIsTheNewBlack it's supposed to be black.]]

!!Susie Carmichael

-->Voiced by: Creator/CreeSummer

* TheAce: She gets all of the good grades, she's a talented singer, and she's basically loved and respected by her peers. DeconstructedTrope in 'Susie Goes Bad Lite', as she reveals that keeping this image can be quite stressful at times.
* {{Badbutt}}: Her attempt to avert her "goody two-shoes" status in the aptly named "Suse Goes Bad Lite". It doesn't work out.
* BrokenBird: Almost became this when [[spoiler:she got conned out of a thousand dollars]].
* CoolBigSis: Plays this role towards the others, though less as much than the original show.
* OnlySaneMan: Most of the time, she has the most common sense.
* SassyBlackWoman: She tends to make funny remarks about Angelica.
* TokenMinority: She's the token black girl.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Angelica. One the one hand, whenever Angelica's got some scheme going Susie's the first to try and take her down, sometimes [[XMustNotWin going out of her way to stick it to her.]] On the other hand, she's probably the best friend Angelica has and often tries to do what's right by her (and encourage her to do the right thing)... even if Angelica doesn't see it that way. A lot of episodes involving Angelica and the popular kids also have Susie being the more supportive friend.

!Other Kids


-->Voiced by: Pat Musick

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Possibly with Angelica.
* AscendedExtra: Started off as a minor character who only showed up in the original series' episodes "Preschool Daze", "Hello Dilly", and "Angelica's Assistant", is now a somewhat more prominent character who appears more often.
* ButtMonkey: Often finds himself as this to Angelica.
* {{Geek}} : Loves action figures and comic books; in 'Superhero Worship' he goes to a comic-con and cosplays as his favorite superhero, almost getting into a physical fight with fellow geek Chuckie as they defend their favorite superheroes, and in the end of the episode he continues using the disguise on the street.
** Apparently ItRunsInTheFamily since Harold says this disguise used to belong to his father.
* GeniusDitz : Despite being quite klutzy, he has some useful or cool abilities, including skating, guitar playing, baking, and manual work in general; remarkably, he once broke a DNA model Susie needed a week to complete, and replaced it with a far superior one he did in just one afternoon... while claiming he was lucky enough to 'find the hiccups gene'.
** He's also very competent at giving sensitive, reasonable advice (except when RuleOfFun is on play), and only stops doing it because he has problems handling the pressure of hearing so many problems at once.
* TheIgor: To Angelica.
* TheShrink: Tries to be Type 3 when he starts his advice column in "Bad Kimi", but is a borderline Type 2.

!!Samantha Shane

-->Voiced by: Laraine Newman

* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: When she became Savannah, her hair is tied up in three pigtails on top of her head and is pulled back into a short ponytail.

!!Savannah Shane

-->Voiced by: Shayna Fox

* AlphaBitch: She's the meanest character on the show and is one of the popular kids.
* GirlishPigtails: she has three pigtails similar to Kimi Finister, except that Kimi's are rounder, and her's are a little more shaggier.
* GirlPosse: The alpha girl of her own clique.
* GreenEyes: In ''Preschool Daze''.
* {{Jerkass}}: It's quite an accomplishment when you can actually out-jerkass Angelica.
* KarmaHoudini: In spite of all the crap she pulls, her friends never leave her for good.
* KickTheDog: In "Lucky 13", she tried to host a party on the same day as Angelica's 13th birthday, to make sure nobody shows up for Angelica's party.
* ManipulativeBastard: She'll manipulate anyone to get what she wants.
* TomboyishPonytail: in addition, to her three pigtails she has a short ponytail.


-->Voiced by: Meagan Smith ("R.V. Having Fun Yet?"), Denise Pickering ("Rachel, Rachel")

* SatelliteLoveInterest: Surprisingly averted here, several episodes actually flesh out Rachel a bit.
* SatelliteCharacter: By simply being Tommy's girlfriend and having a limited number of appearances, she never hangs out with Tommy when he is with his friends, nor does she have interaction with anyone else, aside from Didi in "Lost at Sea".
* TragicMistake: In "All Broke Up", Tommy's friends invited her over to try and make Tommy overcome his grief of her moving away, unaware that it was all an act to get his friends to stop bugging him about his nonexistent pain. [[spoiler:When she meets another girl Tommy met named Anita, she decides to leave Tommy for good.]]


-->Voiced by: Cara [=DeLizia=]

* {{Badbutt}}: Appears to be a rebel bad boy to the others, but he's really an okay guy who helps with charities.
* DarkIsNotEvil: He looks like the kind of punk you'd better run away from, [[spoiler: but he's very fond of charity just like Tommy and co.]]
* PutOnABus: Was phased out of the show shortly after his debut.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: His hair is green.


-->Voiced by: Laraine Newman

* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:He turns out to have been the ghost of one of the original settlers from Camp Underwood.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His eyes glow red when [[spoiler:his true nature is revealed.]]
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler:He's actually a ghost and has been dead since the 1800's.]]
* TheStoic: He shows very little emotion.
* WalkingSpoiler: Revealing too much about him spoils the ending to "Interview with a Campfire".


-->Voiced by: Lizzie Murray

* TheDitz: By her own admission, she spaces out sometimes, but it still doesn't explain why she took a chair with somebody still sitting in it ''without even realising that''.


-->Voiced by: Lauren Tom

* TheDitz: It doesn't truly hit home until he ties his hair into a lampshade.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: His hair is purple.


-->Voiced by: Anna Garduno

* HateSink: Since he doesn't show any likeable traits and the main characters are clearly annoyed by him, it's more than likely that the audience is supposed to dislike him.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's extremely rude and obnoxious to the other kids.
* PungeonMaster: The 'Master' part being debatable.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Dil gives him one when he decides he's finally had it with his jerkish behaviour.
* TookALevelInKindness: After Dil chewed him out for his behaviour, his uncle Pangborn mentions that he's become a nicer person.


-->Voiced by: Pamela Adlon

* TheDitz: He's not the most attentive student.
* {{Jerkass}}: Boy, does it show in "The Old and the Restless". He constantly puts down Grandpa Lou during the tour and doesn't even lift a finger to help Tommy and Justin escape from a malfunctioning exhibit, because in his own words, he's "too cool for that."
* TheSlacker: He's very lazy.
* ThoseTwoGuys: He's always seen with his best friend, Justin.


-->Voiced by: Candi Milo

* SatelliteCharacter: Never seen without Sean.
* WhatTheHellHero: Tells Sean this when the latter refuses to help Tommy in "The Old and the Restless".

!!Lil Q

-->Voiced by: Lil Romeo

* BlackBestFriend: To Dil. He's African-American and gets along with him very well.
* InkSuitActor: He looks just like his voice actor.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: It's left ambiguous whether he's Cupid or he's a normal kid and it's just a coincidence that people fall in love after getting hit by his hacky sack.
* PhysicalGod: Heavily implied to be a Cupid-esque figure trying to earn his wings, who is constantly denied because he keeps making people fall in love with the wrong people.
* ShipperOnDeck: Whoever he hits with his hacky sack falls in love with the first person they see.
* StealthPun: Lil Q is a matchmaker. His voice actor's name is Lil Romeo. Do the math.


-->Voiced by: Charles Duckworth

* TheBigGuy: He's quite hefty.
* GentleGiant: Is big and intimidating (to Chuckie, at least) but is pretty mild mannered overall.


-->Voiced by: Laraine Newman

* GagNose: He has a REALLY huge honker.
* MeaningfulName: His fin-like mohawk, the feelings of fear he inspires in other players, and his almost habitual 'devouring' of opponents by beating them and taking their cards.
* StealthPun: His name is Shark. He plays a card game. This makes him a [[spoiler: card shark!]]

!!Ryan Rodriguez

* {{Irony}}: Is TheVoiceless, and is later seen signing up for a singing contest.
* NerdGlasses
* ShoutOut: To a [[http://neweraoutlaw.deviantart.com/ fanartist of the same name]].
* TheVoiceless: He never talks.


!!Stu Pickles

-->Voiced by: Jack Riley

* DemotedToExtra: Remember all of those wacky mishaps with his inventions that practically made his character a fan favorite in ''Rugrats''? Don't expect to see much of that here.
** Though he certainly faired better than Drew.
* DitzyGenius: He makes lots of inventions, but doesn't have a lot of common sense.
* GadgeteerGenius: When his inventions work, that is.

!!Didi Pickles

-->Voiced by: Melanie Chartoff

* MamaBear: When Pangborn went on about how Dil should learn to be normal, Didi got in the ex-wrestler's face and yelled at him.
* SkunkStripe: A mild one in her hair to show that she's older. She doesn't have it in the later episodes, though that may be because she's simply started using hair dye to help herself look youthful.
* SoProudOfYou: Often tells Tommy and Dil how proud she is of them.

!!Grandpa Lou Pickles

-->Voiced by: Joe Alaskey

* RetiredBadass: His war training really saved the day when he [[spoiler: used his know-how to save the kids from a malfunctioning exhibit]] in "The Old and the Restless".
* CoolOldGuy: In spite of his age, he enjoys doing athletic activities and keeping up with what the younger people are into.
* DeadpanSnarker:
-->Didi: So, do you have all the emergency numbers?
-->Lou: Let's see... 9... 1... er, what was the last number again?
* OldSoldier: A kinder example. Would relate this stories to the kids about his time in the war.
* OpposedMentors: With Grandpa Boris. Downplayed, in that it's really a conflict of grandparenting cultures and styles... like it's been for [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} a decade]].

!!Grandpa Boris

-->Voiced by: Creator/MichaelBell

* AlterKocker: Justified, as he is a Jew from Eastern Europe.
* ArtEvolution: He now has visible sclera.
* CoolOldGuy: Best shown in "Blind Man's Bluff", where he is shown having a good time at Slosh Mountain when his vision is restored and dances to Susie's performance in the amphitheater.
* JewsLoveToArgue: In his case, with Grandpa Lou.
* OpposedMentors: With Grandpa Lou.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: He gives this excuse for cutting in line in "Blind Man's Bluff".
-->Boris: I'm a senior citizen. I can do whatever I want!

!!Charlotte Pickles

-->Voiced by: Creator/TressMacNeille
* AssholeVictim: Kind of hard to feel sympathy for Charlotte for losing her job after everything she's done and how she treated Jonathan over the years.
* CharacterDevelopment: Charlotte seems a lot more involved in her daughter's life than she was in Rugrats, and has basically taken over Drew's role as the authority figure in the household.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: After being heavily implied to be one in ''Rugrats'', she makes this confession in "Lost at Sea."
-->Charlotte: All those unethical business practices...those shady backdoor deals I did...I know where the bodies are buried!
* JustTheWayYouAre: Averted. Somebody should have really told her this, because her cosmetic surgery winds up making her look very unnerving.
* NightmareFace: Her face actually made Didi scream in terror.
** It gets somewhat better in Season 2 onwards, explained in "Interview With a Campfire" as the result of a few touch ups.
* ShoutOut: Her disco outfit in the pilot is one to Music/{{Madonna}}.

!!Drew Pickles

-->Voiced by: Michael Bell

* DemotedToExtra: In ''Rugrats'', he was one of the most prominent adults on the show, but here he's barely seen and doesn't even talk save for a few episodes. It's particularly noticeable when you realize that Michael Bell also voices Chaz, who appeared often.
** Averted in "Brothers Grimm", where he plays a major role in the episode with Stu.

!!Chaz Finster

-->Voiced by: Michael Bell

* AmusingInjuries: He often gets injured for quick gags.
* AscendedExtra: Is arguably more of a main character here than in Rugrats.
* BumblingDad
* ButtMonkey: Like father, like son, he suffers a lot.
* HappilyMarried: It's been ten years and he and Kira are still happy together.
* NerdGlasses: He wears very thick glasses.

!!Kira Finster

-->Voiced by: Julia Kato

* BewareTheNiceOnes: This is played straight in "The Finster Who Stole Christmas", where she eventually loses her patience with the unhelpfulness of the airline service and resorts to forcing someone to let her take their cab when she and Kimi get stuck in Mexico.
* BlueOni: To her own daughter, with which she is occasionally contrasted (most obviously in "The Finster Who Stole Christmas").
* HappilyMarried: Still with Chaz after all these years.
* IllGirl: In "R.V. Having Fun Yet? Part 1". [[VomitDiscretionShot Vomit Discretion Shots]] everywhere.

!!Betty Deville

-->Voiced by: Kath Soucie

* ActionMom
* CloudCuckooLander: Sometimes. Who else do you know would cheer loudly when they DIDN'T win a raffle?
* MamaBear: Is very protective of her children.

!!Howard Deville

-->Voiced by: Phil Proctor

* ButtMonkey: Tends to fall into humiliating moments whenever he's around.
* VomitDiscretionShot: He gets sick fairly easily.

!!Hiro Watanabe

-->Voiced by: Robert Ito

* DisappearedDad: Averted. He writes to his daughter Kimi often, and even visits her in "Trading Places".


!!Mr. Beaker

-->Voiced by: Fred Stoller

* TheComicallySerious: Inverted...he tries to make humour sometimes, but it ends up falling flat because of his monotone.
* FunnyAfro: Take a good look at one of the pictures on his wall of fame.
* IWasQuiteALooker: States he used to be a buff handsome man before taking [[TheDreaded the test]] in "Bad Aptitude". The picture looks obviously photoshopped.
* NerdGlasses: He has glasses and is a science teacher.
* ShoutOut: To Creator/BenStein's character in ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''.
* SpockSpeak: He always uses technical terms and speaks monotonously.

!!Miss Guppy

-->Voiced by: Monica Piper

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Disappeared after the pilot, replaced by Mr. Beaker.
* SternTeacher: She's kind of strict.

!!Miss O'Keats

-->Voiced by: Ann Magnuson

* OfficialCouple: With Vice Principal Pangborn when Angelica gets them to meet in "Tommy Foolery".
* LargeHam: Always speaks like she's a Shakespearean actress on stage.

!!Principal Estes Pangborn

-->Voiced by: Creator/ClancyBrown

* BaldOfAwesome: He's bald and is also a former wrestler.
* BerserkButton: Tell him you don't like his poetry. I DARE YOU.
* ButtMonkey: He seems to collect the brunt of Chuckie's shenanigans, and he doesn't like it one bit.
* GentleGiant: He seems very scary in person, but once he recites his poetry, that's when all doubt about his sensitive side vanishes.
* HairTriggerTemper: Ever see what happens when he can't open a door?
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Dil... sort of. He's still weirded out by Dil's strange behavior, but Dil bears no hostility towards him.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's often very grouchy, but he's a big softy deep down.
* OfficialCouple: Angelica arranges for him to get together with Miss O'Keats in "Tommy Foolery".
* RealMenWearPink: In his spare time, writes poems that [[TastesLikeDiabetes tastes like diabetes]], and in one instance, went 'Oopsie!' when he was just about to swat a ladybug. And can still put you in a neckbrace if you tick him off enough.
* ShoutOut: Seems to be one of Wrestling/JesseVentura, another bald wrestler who took up a professional occupation.
* WarriorPoet: A former wrestler who enjoys writing poetry.

!Other Characters


-->Voiced by: Olivia Hack

* TeenIdol: She's a teenage singer.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is blue.

!!Armadillo Dave

-->Voiced by: Creator/PeterMacNicol

* ArchEnemy: Madtooth the Magician.
* BlindWithoutEm: He's near-sighted.
* ButtMonkey: His civilian identity is a postal worker who's frequently bullied.
* TheKlutz: He can barely move without bumping into something.
* NerdGlasses: He wears glasses.
* TheScrappy: In-universe. Chuckie's the only one who actually likes his comics.
* StoneWall: Type 2, the Turtler.
* SuperZeroes: He's very ineffectual and all he can do is curl up into a ball and wait for his enemies to get tired of clobbering him.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: His power is to curl up like an armadillo and withstand abuse until his enemies give up. Which works.
* YouRemindMeOfX : The 'Remind me of Myself' variant. The reason Chuckie is such a fan of Armadillo Dave is because they're too similar, and AD manages to be a hero despite all his flaws, something Chuckie longs to be.