Characters / Don't Starve

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Playable Characters

Introduced in the main game

    Wilson Percival Higgsbury 

Wilson Percival Higgsbury

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"I will conquer it all with the power of my MIND!"

Also known as "the Gentleman Scientist", he is the first playable character available and the main character of the game. He'll slowly accumulate a lot of facial hair after a few days, which he can shave off and use as a component to construct a Meat Effigy, a meat-filled wooden sculpture of himself that resurrects him into a new body when he dies.
  • Adorkable: He may be a scientist, but he doesn't really use scientific terms to describe things. For example, he will say, "It's all piney." when he examines a tree. Another is when he is examining a hammer, and states, "Stop! It's time. To hammer things!" Dorky, but cute.
  • Anime Hair: His hair (along with his clothing) makes him look like he came from a Tim Burton movie. When a small explosion blows it back, it soon puffs into his earlier hairstyle.
  • Badass Beard: He'll eventually grow one after a few days and will continue to grow until it becomes so thick that it covers his entire body when he is facing the screen. This Beard provides a LOT of insulation against cold and, if you want to cut it, it provides beard hair, the rare ingredient for Meat Effigies.
  • Badass Bookworm: He's a well-studied scientist capable of fighting.
  • Berserk Button: For some reason, Wilson really hates Maxwell, outright stating "I hate that guy." if you examine him. His origin trailer reveals why...
  • Boring but Practical: His power is being able to grow a beard. Sounds lame compared to extra strength, being immune to fire, or having a familiar, yet he comes with no weaknesses at all unlike the others. The beard itself gives free sanity when shaven and keeps him warm in the winter too.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: When examining a rabbit hole, he'll remark that it must lead to "the secret kingdom of the bunnymen". With the addition of underground caves to the game, it turns out he's right.
  • Deal with the Devil: His character intro reveals that he agreed to build a machine for Maxwell in exchange for ultimate scientific knowledge. The machine is what ended up stranding him in the Don't Starve world.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: His attributes are all average (his sanity is higher than hunger or health, but so is most other characters'), his only special power is his beard, and he has no special weaknesses.
  • Lethal Joke Character: He borders on this. His only special attribute is to grow a magnificent beard. This initially seems completely useless, making traits like Wolfgang's mighty strength or Willow's pyromaniac tendencies seem superior - but when winter comes, his beard provides much-needed insulation, making Wilson one of the only characters - with the appropriate clothing - capable of going over TWO DAYS without going to a fire. You can also shave his hair to get Beard Hair - which let you make Meat Effigies.
  • Mad Scientist: Not formerly; he's clearly labeled as a Gentleman Scientist in-game. But as revealed in the trailer Wilson was starving for scientific ideas since it didn't work for him creatively. Therefore, he listened immediately to Maxwell's offer of forbidden scientific knowledge, and thusly agreeing to help him. This sudden knowledge made him manic and he started to build something which he didn't even know himself what it was, using questionable measures to do so. So, more specifically; he was mad under the influence of Maxwell, but when he was building something after his own potential, he was clearly not as manic.
  • Meet My Good Friends "Lefty" and "Righty": Or as he calls them, "Logic" and "Reason".
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Actually justified. His Deal with the Devil gave him ultimate knowledge of everything scientific. In spite of this, it's averted in other ways - for instance, he still doesn't know anything about geology.
  • The Protagonist: Being the first playable character and the only one with an official backstory, he's generally considered this.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Subverted. Scientist he may be; but he uses Buffy Speak or normal sentences to describe things ("It's all piney", "It's cute, in a gross kind of way.") He can sometimes use scientific terms, however, like when he gets wet, he says: "Oh, H2O."

    Willow 

Willow

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"Things are so much prettier when they burn."

Also known as "the Firestarter", she is the first character to unlock. Willow is a pyromaniac; she is immune to fire damage and regenerates Sanity from standing near fires and has a lighter that functions as a torch that never runs out, but she has lower maximum Sanity and will automatically and randomly start fires if her Sanity gets low.
  • Ax-Crazy: As if her pyromania wasn't bad enough, she seems to have an extremely, um, cavalier attitude towards killing everything on the island. "We will be great friends!"
    "Now I can be with my friend forever."
  • Incendiary Exponent: Setting fire on trees/grass can increase her sanity, as well as give you coal/ashes. Also, her quote shows that she fully agrees with this trope.
  • Kill It with Fire: She will suggest utilizing this method to the spiders in the game.
    "Maybe I could kill it... with FIRE."
    ''"DIE IN A FIRE!"
  • Mad Libs Catch Phrase: "Stupid X!"
    "Stupid thing needs poop."
    "Eat poop, stupid plant!"
    "Hurry up, you stupid plant!"
    "Stupid flowers. They're almost useless."
    "Stupid bird. Wake up!"
    "Stupid rabbits. Come out so I can eat you."
    "Stupid pig!"
    "Stupid boomerang!"
  • Pyromaniac: She likes fire and anything that involves fire. The bigger the flames, the better. Everything else is either uninteresting, worthless, or stupid.
  • Psychopathic Womanchild: Her dialogues are quite juvenile, she carries a teddy bear around (though we don't see it on her in-gamenote ), and has no qualms on burning down an entire village. Assuming that she is a grown woman (or a teenager), that is.
  • Required Secondary Powers: She's immune to fire damage, which is quite useful for a pyromaniac.
  • Vague Age: Official art makes her look like a child, but some of her lines don't look like they could come from a little girl ("These pigs have questionable taste in architecture", etc). Word of God is that she's in her 'early twenties'.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Spiders?: Shares Wilson's attitude towards spiders.
    "That's disgusting! I should kill it."
    "EW, KILL IT!"

    Wolfgang 

Wolfgang

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"I am mighty! No one is mightier!"

Also known as "the Strongman", he is the third character to unlock. He is the most physically powerful of the player characters, as he deals more damage to enemies and has a higher maximum Health and Hunger. He grows more powerful if his Hunger meter is high, and grows weaker if his Hunger meter is low. He also loses Sanity faster in the dark and when near monsters.
  • Badass Baritone: Being voiced by a tuba, he has the deepest voice of all the characters.
  • Badass Mustache: He sports a magnificent mustache but for some reason (besides game balance) it never gets overgrown like Wilson's. If you attempt to shave it using a razor, he'll refuse and tell the player that it's too tough to shave it off.
  • Dumb Muscle: His text dialogues implies this.
    • Genius Bruiser: Though it would start to invoke this when you start doing research with him in-game.
  • Funny Foreigner: English doesn't appear to be his first language.
  • Non-Specifically Foreign: His name is German, but his quotes are all over the place, sometimes suggesting France, sometimes Russia, sometimes some other place entirely.
  • Simpleton Voice: His unique text dialogues mainly consists of simplistic sentences.
  • Temporary Bulk Change: His body gets more buff if his Hunger meter is above 230, and it gets scrawnier (and his mustache thinner) if his Hunger meter dips below 100.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Especially when he's well fed. When he's starving, he becomes a skinny weakling.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Wolfgang is afraid of the dark.
  • World's Strongest Man: He's the strongest character in game and dresses like a typical strongman.

    Wendy 

Wendy

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"Abigail! Come back! I'm not done playing with you."

Also known as "the Bereaved", she is the second character to unlock. She is quite gloomy despite her brightly colored appearance compared to the rest of the cast. Her special ability lets her make a blood sacrifice to summon the ghost of her dead sister Abigail, who will help her in combat. She also loses less sanity from darkness and monsters.
  • Angsty Surviving Twin: Abigail's death has left Wendy morbid and somber. She'll sometimes compare her heart to cold objects.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: She says things in a deep and cryptic way.
  • Broken Bird: Has significant overtones of this.
  • Cast from Hit Points: Post-nerf, summoning Abigail costs her 50 sanity.
  • Creepy Child: Child or not, she's still creepy.
  • Cursed with Awesome: She's "cursed" to have Abigail haunt her... which equates to having a summonable ghost familiar aid her in battle.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Easily one of the snarkiest available characters.
    Wendy: (about Pig King) Live it up while you can, Your Majesty.
  • Disability Immunity: Being mentally broken means she fears darkness and monsters much less than the other characters.
  • Girlish Pig Tails: Though it looks like she doesn't have them when viewed from the front.
  • Flower in Her Hair: It matches her sister's.
  • Hair Decorations:
    • She wears a red flower on the side of her head along with another pair to hold her pig tails on the back of her head. Her dead sister also sports a red flower albeit on the opposite side of the head.
    • Oddly, as of the beta build of Don't Starve Together available for purchase, Wendy's ghost form is identical to that of Abigail's appearance except with a yellow flower instead of a red one to differentiate the twins.
  • Nerf: The Character Rebalance update did this to Abigail. Rather than automatically being summoned every night, Wendy must now summon her manually, and every summon hits her with a hefty sanity penalty. However, after the update, Abigail stays with Wendy until she is damaged enough, rather than disappearing each morning.
  • Straw Nihilist: Has very negative views on life, presumably because of the loss of her sister.
  • Undying Loyalty: Even in death, her sister still lingers as a ghost and protects her from harm.
  • Vague Age: She is visually the most child-like character in the game, though her unique text dialogues are sometimes too deep and cryptic for a child to say.

    WX- 78 

WX-78

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"EMPATHY MODULE NOT RESPONDING."

Also known as "the Soulless Automaton", it is the fourth character to unlock. Despite being a robot, WX-78 still needs to eat food, but unlike the other characters, it can eat spoiled food without negative effects. They also take damage from standing in the rain, but being struck by lighting has a chance to "supercharge" them, regenerating their health and giving them a temporary speed boost and light source at the cost of some Sanity. Its base stats are lower than normal, but it can upgrade itself by "eating" Gears, increasing its maximum Health, Hunger, and Sanity.
  • Ambiguous Gender Identity: Related to No Biological Sex below. It's ambiguous if WX identifies as male or is just genderless. Gender-neutral language is used be other characters when referring to them in DTS, but he/they would call another WX-78 on the Nightmare Throne "brother".
  • Call a Human a Fleshing
  • Clockwork Creature: WX's inner workings mainly consist of turning cogs and gears based on his character profile.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Shipwrecked shows that WX really does not like sweet potatoes for some reason.
  • Eating Machine: For some reason, they need to eat food to survive and heal their wounds just like their human counterparts instead of just recharging their batteries, refueling their engines, and/or repairing their chassis like a typical robot would.
  • Enemy to All Living Things: He is described in the update post as having a hatred toward living things.
  • Expressive Faceplate: Seems to have a hard metal exterior with no visible facial articulation mechanisms, but can make the same expressions as any of the human characters.
  • Extreme Omnivore: They can eat stale and spoiled food with no negative effects.
    "SPOILED FOOD IS STILL FOOD".
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Its near homicidal hatred towards all living matter is Played for Laughs and largely ends up portrayed as being petty on WX's part.
  • Killer Robot: Being a robot in a game where survival depends on killing a lot of creatures invokes this. WX's general personality also fits the trope.
  • Lack of Empathy: Almost. According to their character selection quote, they have an empathy module, but it's not working. Though when examining a collection of gears, WX says "Oh no. What have I done to you?" This suggests that while they have no empathy for biological creatures, they still have empathy for others of their kind.
  • Magikarp Power: His starting stats are the lowest in the game; even lower than Wes, the explicit Joke Character (although he lacks the penalties to damage and hunger drain that Wes has). However, he can upgrade himself by eating gears; at max level his stats are the highest in the game.
  • Morality Chip: As stated in his profile quote, his isn't working properly for some reason, making him what he is now. A heart crossed with a giant X in his character profile makes it more obvious.
  • No Biological Sex: Presumably, being a robot. WX-78 is referred to as "it" in the game's narration and when seen on the Nightmare Throne by another character, although the characters and death announcements instead refer to WX with singular "they" pronouns in Don't Starve Together. However, the developers are prone to referring to WX-78 as "he" in patch notes and other behind-the-scenes comments.
  • No Waterproofing in the Future: WX-78 takes damage over time from being caught in the rain.
  • Revenge: They talk about this whenever they kill a creature.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: They're even human enough to enjoy picking flowers, be afraid of monsters, go insane, etc.
  • Robot Names: What its name means is anyone's guess.
  • Robotic Psychopath: He is very fond of exterminating the life out of organics. Whatever they may be.
  • Robo Speak: Their unique text dialogue mainly consists of these.
  • Smug Super: Constantly boasts about their superiority and the inferiority of organic life.

    Wickerbottom 

Wickerbottom

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"Shhhh! No talking!"

Also known as "the Librarian", she is the fifth character to unlock. She can craft 1st-tier prototypes without the need for a Science Machine, has a higher maximum Sanity, and can craft books that give herself buffs at the cost of Sanity. However, she can't restore Sanity using sleeping items and takes a bigger penalty from spoiled food.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: Of the intellectual kind.
  • Badass Bookworm: Being a librarian, the old lady can pack some punch.
  • Black Bead Eyes: When she does open her eyes in-game. She's the only female to have them.
  • Captain Obvious: Most of her quotes are quite obvious just by observing. Not that it's bad; you should always know what is going on.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Her no-nonsense attitude slips when confronted with baby beefalo ("Look at its widdle face! *ahem*").
  • Eyes Always Shut: Though her character profile shows her with her eyes open. The only times she will open them in-game are when she exits a wormhole and when she's going insane.
  • The Insomniac: As of the Strange New Powers update, Wickerbottom can't sleep to restore Sanity.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: The concept art for the Young Wickerbottom skin in Don't Starve Together. Apparently she was an attractive and fashionable redhead in her youth.
  • Last Name Basis: Referred to as Wickerbottom, which sounds much like a surname, and nothing else.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: Goes with her no-nonsense attitude.
  • Scary Librarian: She can make books that can cause crazy things to happen.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: In contrast to Wilson, she is a bookworm who is fond of using advanced terms to express herself.
  • The Smart Girl: She is very well versed. Most of her quotes consist of descriptions, definitions and such that could've been read from a book. She also already knows all the basic crafting recipes that would be researched with the Science Machine normally, and learns the rest of them one stage earlier than anyone else.

    Woodie 

Woodie

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"That's a nice tree, eh?"

Also known as "The Lumberjack", he is the sixth character to unlock. He starts with a talking axe named Lucy that is more effective than normal axes and has unlimited durability. However, during a full moon or if he gets carried away cutting down trees, he becomes a Werebeaver that can't carry items, but can cut down trees, kill mobs, and mine rocks at super-speed.
  • An Axe to Grind: Unlike the rest of the characters, he always carries an axe with him (Lucy), and it's indestructible.
  • Badass Beard: Has a beard, but unlike Wilson, he can't shave his off. If you try, he claims "A true lumberjack never shaves!"
  • Badass Mustache: The big mustache comes with the beard. He keeps it in his Werebeaver form.
  • Companion Cube: His axe, Lucy.
  • Cursed with Awesome: See Super Mode below.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Although sometimes it shifts into Black Bead Eyes.
  • Fiery Redhead: Subverted. Only when it comes to birds is he hostile, but otherwise he's laid back and loves his axe Lucy.
  • I Call It "Vera": His talking axe, Lucy.
  • Mighty Lumberjack: He can chop trees in no time flat.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: His eyes are small and solid white like Wigfrid's, which is visible in some official art and in the Don't Starve Together emotes.
  • Our Werebeasts Are Different: A werebeaver to be specific. As a Werebeaver, Woodie is more powerful and has night vision. If he doesn't constantly eat wood in Werebeaver form, he'll turn back to normal.
  • Talking Weapon Lucy, his signature axe, speaks to him when equipped and encourages him to chop down trees. However, she will urge him to stop when he's on the verge of becoming a werebeaver.
  • Unbreakable Weapons: Lucy will never break, but is weaker than a regular axe in combat.
  • Guilt-Based Gaming: Leaving Lucy behind will result in some sad dialogue from her part from apologizing for whatever she could have said to Please Don't Leave Me.
  • Super Mode: Cursed with Awesome with a side of Blessed with Suck. His Werebeaver form deals extra damage, does not need any tool to cut down trees or mine rocks, has night vision, and cannot actually be 'killed' (any damage simply depletes your Log meter, which can be refilled quite easily). On the other hand, he won't be able to hold any items (no Glommer Flower for you), eats almost anything (including saplings, grass and berry bushes), and he will be quite defenseless when it is over.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He hates birds, for some reason.
    (examining a red bird) What a snotty little jerk.

    Wes 

Wes

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"..."

Also known as "the Silent", he can be unlocked if he is rescued during Adventure Mode. He has significantly lower stats compared to the other playable characters as well as penalties to damage and hunger depletion, which makes him a good character for players who are looking for a bit more challenge in the game.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Underneath an even whiter face paint (on his character profile at least).
  • Heroic Mime: Bonus points for being an actual mime.
  • Joke Character: He has lower health, sanity, and hunger than the other characters, deals less damage in combat, depletes his hunger meter more quickly, and isn't able to properly examine things (he will just remain silent when you try). Word of God says he was introduced as a way for players who thought the game was too easy to make things more challenging.
    • Joke Item: He has the ability to craft balloons infinitely at the cost of Sanity, which distract monsters.
    • Not Completely Useless: The fact that the balloons serve as a distraction, regardless of their -5 sanity per use penalty, is a plus considering the setting, and the character. Popping the balloons will also do damage, and if a bunch of balloons are together, they pop all at once.
  • Visible Silence: His character profile's quote in the character select menu.
  • The Voiceless: He never says a wordnote . He just pantomimes.

    Maxwell 

Maxwell

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"Say, pal, you don't look so good. You better find something to eat before night comes."

A mysterious man who 'welcomes' players into the world of Don't Starve and seems to be in control of it. The last level of adventure world strongly implies that he's an Unwitting Pawn of the shadows; freeing him forces the current character being played to take his place, after which he becomes playable. He has lower health and strength compared to the rest of the cast but regenerates sanity constantly and starts out with some formidable equipment. His original name is William Carter who used to be a rather average guy until he found the Codex Umbra
  • Chess Motifs: The pieces of the Wooden Thing are usually found in areas known as the chess or Maxwell biome, guarded by Clockwork Knights, Rooks, and Bishops. His prison in the last world also keeps this theme, and he at one point remarks that "even a king is bound to the board".
  • Deal with the Devil: He gave Wilson forbidden knowledge in exchange for building a machine that pulled him into the world of Don't Starve. It's unknown if he did the same thing with the rest of the cast. It might also be how he ended up there.
  • Easily Forgiven: In Don't Starve Together, some of the characters are on good terms with Maxwell, even if he is the reason they're trapped in this world.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones:
    • He's clearly very fond of his assistant, Charlie, even though she's now the Grue and attacks him on sight (the same as any other player character). If he takes damage, he'll protest that she's hurting him and try to jog her memory.
    • Unlockable letters show he also has a decent relationship with his brother Jack.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: He used to be a stage magician, until he got his hands on the Codex Umbra and started using actual magic in his act.
  • Fourth-Wall Mail Slot: He's posted on the Don't Starve site, on a hidden page.
  • Humanoid Abomination: He Was Once a Man and still looks like one but it's clear he's something more now. It's just not clear what.
  • I Let You Win: Once you beat him, your character becomes the one on the Nightmare Throne, and Maxwell becomes a PC.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Maxy" by Charlie, before the events of the game.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: He wears a very sharp pinstriped suit, or, in adventure mode, a fur coat. Presumably he regenerates Sanity because of his dapper clothes.
  • Me's a Crowd: With the Umbra Codex, he can create shadow clones to do his bidding. Each one he makes takes a chunk off his maximum sanity.
  • Pet the Dog: He has his moments. See Even Evil Has Loved Ones.
  • Power at a Price: The downside of his demonic powers is that the shadow creatures keep him trapped on the Nightmare Throne.
  • Satan: Or at least very close to it. A hidden image even has him offering an apple to a starving Wilson.
  • Slashed Throat: When examining a razor:
    If only the world had a single neck.
  • Squishy Wizard: As a playable character, his sanity regeneration lets him use magic without much fear, and his health is extremely low compared to any other character's.
  • That Man Is Dead: Not stated directly but the eyes and name of William Carter slowly being removed from all shown pictures/letters implies that either his Maxwell persona or the shadows don't like his past self very much
  • Theme Naming: Think it's odd that he's playable when he doesn't have a W in his name? Consider that his original name was William. Also a "W" flipped upside down becomes an "M"
    • In both Fanon and the ingame files, he's referred to as Waxwell to differentiate himself from the Maxwell NPC.
  • Tome of Eldritch Lore: The Codex Umbra, which lets him summon shadow clones of himself.
  • Unwitting Pawn: For the shadow beings.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Starts out smug and composed, but begins losing his composure as the player progresses through adventure mode.
    • Game Face: He also becomes much more monstrous in appearance.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Disconnecting him from the Nightmare Throne causes him to cry out in joy — whereupon he promptly screams and disintegrates, likely due to his advanced age.
    • Subverted, once the person the player is gets put on the Nightmare Throne, it will cut to Maxwell waking up and saying "Free at last!" and if you decide to remove the player, the same thing happens but with the roles switched..

Introduced in the Reign of Giants DLC

    Wigfrid 

Wigfrid

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"A test öf my incredible acting!"

A "Performance Artist" playing the role of a Valkyrie. She's considerably combat-oriented, having higher strength and defense as well as regenerating Health and Sanity with each kill. However, she refuses to eat anything other than meat, and she has slightly lower Sanity and Hunger.
  • Action Girl: Fighting increases her sanity due to her excitement to do it.
  • Blade on a Stick: She is the only character capable of crafting a Battle Spear, though she can give it to others in Don't Starve Together.
  • Blood Knight: To the point that she gets healthier the more she kills.
  • Cute but Cacophonic: Her voice can best be described as an erratic horn.
  • Fiery Redhead: Is very eager to fight, and often refer to herself as a passionate warrior.
  • Hešvy MŽtal ‹mlaut: Upön every öccasiön where Wigfrid vöices wörds which cöntain the letter Ö in them, every single Ö will find itself the pröud pössessör öf twö döts flöating aböve it.
    • This can be annöying för peöple whö have döuble-dötted letter Ö's used in their language, because her speech söunds like gibberish in their heads.
    • But för thöse peöple för whöm this is nöt the case, thöse döts can be easily ignöred. They can alsö be turned öff in the menu.
  • Hot-Blooded: Well, she is a warrior...
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: Wolfgang is stronger on a full stomach, Woodie is more resistant when transformed, and Maxwell constantly regenerates sanity. However, Wigfrid is the only character with bonuses to all three characteristics.

    Webber 

Webber

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"We can overcome anything!"

A kid also known as "The Undigestible", since he has been eaten by a spider, and now uses it as a Living Body Suit. He has characteristics of both human and monster, being able to eat monster food, befriend spiders, and has slightly higher physical attributes, but not only he has the mind of a kid (and thus can't take many hits to his Sanity), everything except spiders will attack him on sight.
  • Animals Hate Him: Except for spiders.
  • Back from the Dead: He is unlocked by finding his skull and burying it in an open grave. Lighting will strike the grave and revive him.
  • Badass Beard: He can "grow" a beard made out of his own silk. It won't keep him as warm as Wilson's beard, but it is a good source of silk if shaven.
  • The Beast Master: Can become this for spiders. He even starts with spider eggs to create a spider den.
    Webber: Spiders understand us.
  • Creepy Good: He may be part spider and frightening-looking, but he is one of the more innocent, sweet characters.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Apart from his appearance and understandable hatred of everything not spiders (everything else tries to kill him), he's actually a pretty sweet kid.
  • Extreme Omnivore:
    • He is able to eat poisonous items without damage, although he'll complain about it.
    • Prior to an update, he was the only character who can eat Pig Skin and Bunny Puffs and other items deemed "horrible" by the game.
  • Foil: To Wendy. Wendy looks cute, but has a somber and creepy personality. Webber looks like a humanoid spider, but is innocent and sweet.
  • Giant Spider: He is treated as a kid-sized spider by other mobs and has some spidery traits.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: He's merged with a spider which tried to eat him long ago. And some of his quotes suggest that the spider's mind is still intact.
  • Living Body Suit: He looks like a human-shaped spider. Unlike the usual use of this trope, Webber seems to mostly be in full control, as his behavior and speech suggest.
  • Mind Hive: He alternates between using "I" and "We", depending on whether he's referring to just himself or his spider as well. Some of the quote's appear to be said by the spider instead of the boy.
    Webber:: I can't read, but he can.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: This may be due to the Spider look.
  • Pest Controller: Webber can amass a large following of Spiders, including the ones found in the caves. Bonus points for also behing half-spider himself.
  • Pungeon Master: This guy has puns galore.
    "Marbelous protection!"
    "Wood you like to fight?"
  • Stock Yuck: When examining carrots, he'll say that he sort of misses being forced to eat them. It doesn't stop him from eating them though.
  • Swallowed Whole: It didn't work.
  • Voice of the Legion: Though, like the other characters, his "voice" is just a series of musical notes, they fit this description.

Introduced in the Shipwrecked DLC

    Walani 

Walani

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"Can someone bring me some food?"

Also known as "the Relaxed" She is the first Shipwrecked DLC character to be added. She starts out with her own surfboard with a 1.5x faster sailing speed than a raft and has the ability to dry off quicker. Surfing over a wave will grant her 1 sanity point. While her health is low she has a large hunger meter which can compensate for her faster hunger drain. Walani can also ride more sizes of waves, unlike all the other characters.
  • Big Eater: Has a larger Hunger meter than most characters, and it drains 10% faster.
  • Pungeon Master: Like Webber, quite a few of her quotes are puns, though they're slightly more subtle.
    "I'm digging this fancy shovel."
  • Surfer Chick: She's a Hawaiian surfer. Her personality fits the trope, and she even has a surfboard; it's as fast as the first tier of sailboats and cheaper to craft, but has much lower durability.

    Warly 

Warly

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"Bon Appetit!"

Also known as "the Chef" he is the second Shipwrecked DLC character to be added. Being the chef he starts out with his own portable crockpot and a backpack that also acts like an early ice box. He gains 33% more health, sanity, and hunger from crockpot foods, this mostly compensates for his quicker hunger drain. However he only gains 70% stats from raw foods, 80% from dried foods, and 90% for ones cooked over fire. He also needs to diversify his diet, as eating the food item over and over again within a day or so will reduce it's benefits. He can also cook Warly-specific dishes in his crockpot, giving him a slightly more options for food than other characters.
  • Ambiguously Brown: He's the darkest-skinned human character so far, though we get no information about where he is from other than the fact that he speaks French.
  • Big Eater: Has a larger Hunger meter than most characters, and it drains 33% faster.
  • Gratuitous French: Often peppers his speech with French, particularly when talking about food.
  • Supreme Chef: It's implied that he was a chef before, as his quotes often remark on what can compliment whatever dish he's making, with the descriptions sometimes bordering on Food Porn. His portable crockpot also allows him to cook dishes unique to him, such as Monster Tartare (which, unique for a monster based dish, actually restores some sanity.)

    Wilbur 

Wilbur

"Oooh Oaoh."

Also known as "the Monkey King", he is the third Shipwrecked DLC character to be added. Wilbur is slightly slower than the other characters but can run after walking for 3 seconds, making him go faster than them. While running his hunger will drain by 33%, but he will usually arrive at the destination 33% sooner than the other characters. Prime-apes also consider Wilbur a friend, similar to Webber with spiders. Wilbur will also generate manure every 2-5 days, which he can fling as a stack.

    Woodlegs 

Woodlegs

"Yarrr!"

Also known as "the Pirate Captain" he is the fourth Shipwreck DLC character to be added. Being a pirate, all treasure mark locations, including a few extras he generates, will be revealed on the map. However, his sanity constantly drains when he is on land. This is why he can build his slow ship, the "Sea Legs".
  • Dressed to Plunder: Although you can tell he's a pirate, he actually doesn't have much stereotypical pirate wear. He's only got the hat (which doesn't even come with a feather), beard, and two wooden legs!
  • Seadog Beard: Has a pretty big one.

Allies

    Abigail 

Abigail

Wendy's dead twin sister who appears as a ghost.

    Bernie 

Bernie

Willow's exclusive item, and her teddy bear. Only found in-game with Don't Starve Together.
  • Draw Aggro: He can distract the Shadow Creatures for Willow.
  • Killer Teddy Bear: Averted. Instead of murdering the humans, he's basically bait for the Shadows.
  • Punny Name: Bernie sounds like "burny". And Willow loves burny things!

    Chester 

Chester

A dog-like creature that the player can use as a container.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: Acts very doglike.
  • An Ice Person: If Chester contains a Blue Gem during a full moon, he will become Snow Chester. In addition to his normal abilities, he can act as a refrigerator and preserve perishable items.
  • Bigger on the Inside: The only way to explain how he holds everything.
  • Chest Monster: A benevolent example.
  • Punny Name: Chester.
  • Series Mascot: Seems to be evolving into this as he's highly popular with the fandom. Klei even made a plush version of him.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: If he's carrying Nightmare Fuel on a full moon, he turns into Shadow Chester and gains three inventory slots.

    Glommer 

Glommer

An insect-like creature that can be tamed by the player.

    Hutch 

Hutch

A storage creature similar to Chester exclusive to the Caves of Don't Starve Together.
  • Alluring Anglerfish: If you store a Light Bulb inside of him, Hutch has an antenna that will start glowing similar to an Anglerfish
  • Chest Monster: A benevolent example similar to Chester.
  • Sanity Meter: If you store a One-Man Band inside him, he temporarily becomes Music Box Hutch and provides a Sanity Aura.
  • Spike Balls of Doom: If you store a Spear or Battle Spear inside him, he will become Fugu Hutch and form spikes that cause damage to anything that attacks him.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Chester cannot be brought into the Caves but the player can replace him with Hutch.

    Lucy the Axe 

Lucy the Axe

Woodie's talking axe
  • An Axe to Grind: Well, she is an axe.
  • Clingy MacGuffin: In Don't Starve Together, if Woodie loses Lucy, then he can craft a regular axe which will turn into Lucy once he starts chopping trees.
  • Empathic Weapon: Lucy genuinely cares for Woodie. She urges him to cut down trees but gets worried when he starts converting into his Werebeaver form.
  • Guilt-Based Gaming: Leaving Lucy behind will result in some sad dialogue from her part from apologizing for whatever she could have said to Please Don't Leave Me.
  • Hearing Voices: It's unclear if Lucy can actually talk or if Woodie's just hearing voices.
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: In Don't Starve Together, Lucy cannot be used by any other characters.
  • Stone Wall: She has infinite durability but she deals less damage than a normal axe.
  • Unbreakable Weapons: Unlike most other tools and weapons in the game, Lucy has infinite durability. She can only be destroyed if used to attack a Nightmare Throne.

    Packim Baggims 

Packim Baggims

A bird-like storage creature similar to Chester in the *Shipwrecked* DLC.
  • Big Eater: He will consume any fish that you place inside him.
  • Expy: Serves a similar function as Chester.
  • Playing with Fire: Transforms into "Fire Packim Baggims" if you put an Obsidian in each slot, which grants him fire powers, cooks any food stored inside him, and turns all flammable items to Ash.
  • Power-Up Food: If you feed him enough fish, he becomes "Fat Packim Baggims" and gains 3 additional slots.

    Pigs 

The Pigs

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YOU IS FRIEND

Weird, humanoid pigs found randomly in small "Pig Houses". They can be befriended by the player if given meat, and act as followers, helping the player do things from fighting enemies, to more mundane tasks such as chopping down trees and mining rocks. Each pig has a randomly generated name.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Once the player offers them good food (meat), they decide to stick around and help the player out.
  • Big Eater: Always hungry. It's the reason they join you in first first place. They will also eat any food left unattended on the floor, including rot.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: They can't wield any weapons, but their punch is quite powerful.
  • Ironic Name: Names that they can be given include Ham, Bacon, and Wilbur.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Their combat strategy is this. Though on larger enemies they utilize hit and run tactics similar to the player, they still aren't very good at dodging.
  • Nice Hat: The only items they can be equipped with are hats. This includes Football Helmets, which can give them some much needed armor.
  • No Indoor Voice: They speak in ALL CAPS.
  • Our Werebeasts Are Different: The "werepig" transformation is really just a hairier version of their normal appearance. They transform on either full moons or upon eating too much Monster Meat, and are hostile to everything including befriended players. They revert after some time has passed.
  • Potty Failure: Fruit and veggies go right through them. This can actually be exploited by the player, as their poop can be used as manure.
  • Sanity Meter: Befriended pigs provide sanity to the player. This effect is doubled if the pig is given a garland.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: While they have practically no self preservation skills, they pack quite a punch.

Other

    Charlie the Night Monster 

Charlie the Night Monster

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She used to look like this.
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"Those shadow things are so convincing - they almost scare me, and I'm part of the act!"
Charlie, an excerpt from her letter to Maxwell from from this page.

The Night Monster or Grue. If the player is in total darkness for more than a few seconds, she'll attack, taking 100 hp. She used to be Maxwell's assistant, before both were taken to the Don't Starve world. In Don't Starve Together, she has taken Maxwell's place as the main antagonist.
  • Big Bad: of Don't Starve Together.
  • Darkness Equals Death: When it's pitch black, she will come out to prey.
  • Don't Look at Me!: She doesn't attack Woodie in Werebeaver form, which has limited night vision. This suggests that she's not scared of lights, but of being seen.
  • Dragon Ascendant: After Maxwell was freed from the Nightmare Throne at the end of Don't Starve by Wilson, Charlie takes over as the new ruler of the world after freeing Wilson from the throne.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
  • Eldritch Abomination: It is heavily hinted that she is one of the shadow creatures now.
  • Evil Costume Switch: She changes into a much more dapper dress after taking control of the throne.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: It's suggested by supplemental material that Maxwell's use of dark magic turned Charlie into a monster.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: She was just a simple assistant to Maxwell before being turned into the Night Monster, and then proceeded to take control of the Nightmare Throne after Wilson frees Maxwell, becoming the new ruler of the world.
  • Reality Warper: She almost effortlessly transforms the Nightmare Throne and its chamber repeatedly, before even sitting down. She also turned the Jury-Rigged Portal into the Florid Postern.
  • She Who Must Not Be Seen: Characters can never see Charlie. Even when the player finds a light while getting hurt, Charlie will never be visible (since she's a game mechanic and not meant to have sprites). Woodie as a Werebeaver has night vision and is immune to the Night Monster's attacks, suggesting that she only approaches characters who can't see her, rather than fearing light.
    • In Don't Starve Together, one player can watch another be attacked by the Night Monster if the first player is a Werebeaver. Her attack appears as a disembodied clawed black hand poofing out of nowhere to strike the player.
    • She is finally seen post-Final Act in the New Reign cinematic. She then proceeds to free Wilson and take control of the Nightmare Throne.
  • Split Personality: Little old Charlie has a rose in her hair and a friendly smile. When the Night Monster takes over, she loses the rose and gains dark flaming hair, black eyes, and a less friendly smile. Upon claiming the Nightmare Throne, the two halves reconcile into a threateningly-elegant whole.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Maxwell. Now she attacks him when it's dark, just like anyone else.

    Wolly 

Wolly the Parrot

"Nice sailing... Chump."

A parrot who lives on a wrecked boat. In Don't Starve and Reign of Giants, he trades stuff for meat and trinkets and sometimes recites part of a puzzle. In Shipwrecked, he compliments your boat-operating prowess at the beginning of every game.
  • Alternate Reality Game: The quotes he repeats were part of a web puzzle that lead up to the announcement of the Shipwrecked expansion.
  • Bonus Feature Failure: He does give out some items that are okay-to-good in the early-game, like gems and dark petals, but the fact that he flies off for up to five days after making a single trade hampers his usefulness.
  • Polly Wants a Microphone: Zig-zagged. If given meat, he thanks the player eloquently, but when given one of the flotsam trinkets, he seems to just be repeating things he overheard.
  • You ALL Look Familiar: There are a lot of parrots in Shipwrecked that look exactly like Wolly, right down to the hat, but they all have unique names.

    George T. Witherstone 

George T. Witherstone

A man who sells William Carter props for his magic show and gets angry when he fails to pay.
  • All There in the Manual: Only referenced in unlockable bonus images.
  • The Ghost: Never appears in any "Don't Starve" materials himself. He is only mentioned in letters he sent to William Carter.
  • Loan Shark: Sends a letter threatening to find Carter if he doesn't pay the money owed to him.

    Jack Carter 

The brother of William Carter.
  • All There in the Manual: Only referenced in unlockable bonus images.
  • The Ghost: Never appears in any "Don't Starve" materials himself. He is only mentioned in letters he sent to William Carter.
  • Parental Neglect: Has apparently lost contact with his mother, who hasn't even met his twin children.

    Robert Wagstaff 

Founder of the Voxola Radio Company and inventor of the Voxola PR-76 radio, through which a mysterious voice contacted Wilson and offered him forbidden knowledge.
  • The Unsolved Mystery: Wagstaff disappeared the same day the Voxola factory mysteriously burned down.
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