The characters on ''Literature/EdgarAndEllen'' include:



[[folder: The twins]]

The eponymous troublemaking duo. They are 12-years-old at the start of the series.

* AntiHero[=/=]VillainProtagonist: In the books, the twins are {{Villain Protagonist}}s in the first book and {{Anti Hero}}es in the rest. In the cartoon, [[DependingOnTheWriter it varies from episode to episode.]]
* ArchEnemy: To Stephanie Knightleigh.
* {{Badass}}
* BrotherSisterTeam: When they're not busy pranking each other.
* ChildProdigy
* CreepyChild
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* FriendlessBackground: Due to their distaste for most Nod's Limbsians, the twins had never made a friend before the events of ''Pet's Revenge'' [[spoiler: where Ellen befriends Miles Knightleigh. In ''High Wire'' both the twins befriend The Midway Irregulars.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* GadgeteerGenius: Both of the twins to some extent, but especially Edgar. Exaggerated in the animated series, where they build much more elaborate contraptions.
* HairstyleInertia: They have the same hairstyles since infancy.
* HalfIdenticalTwins
* LeanAndMean
* LimitedWardrobe: Literally all they ever wear is their striped footie pyjamas. Even when they do wear other clothing, they always wear their pyjamas underneath.
* MessyHair
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* NoNameGiven: Their last name was never revealed.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: They have bigger eyes than everyone else.
* ParentalAbandonment: The twins' parents apparently left years ago on an around-the-world holiday, and haven't been heard from since. The twins never really questioned this, oddly enough.
* ThePigPen: The twins don't really bother much with hygiene.
* ThePrankster
* ThemeTwinNaming
* TooCleverByHalf: Many of their schemes backfire on them because they overdo them.
* TookALevelInKindness: In ''High Wire''.
* TricksterTwins
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry


Ellen's younger twin brother. He is a skilled scientist, inventor and escape artist. He plans many of the twins' schemes and diagrams.

* {{Badass}}:
** BadassBookworm
* BoisterousBruiser
* ComplexityAddiction: Sometimes.
* DrunkWithPower: In ''Split Ends''.
* GadgeteerGenius: One of his specialities.
* TheGreatWhodini: In one episode, he starts calling himself "The Amazing Edgarini".
* IdiotBall: In ''Split Ends''. He goes [[TalkingToThemself a bit]] [[DrunkWithPower unhinged]] in his isolation and ends up derailing his plans for some needlessly complicated personal engeance, which both fails and lands him in deeper trouble.
* TheLancer: To Ellen.
* MadScientist
* TalkingToThemself: In ''Split Ends''.


Edgar's older twin sister by 2 minutes and 13 seconds as well as the leader. She is essentially a mad scientist, particularly when it comes to flora and fauna.

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: [[spoiler: In ''Pet's Revenge'' Ellen reveals that she likes "handsome rebels"]].
* AttentionWhore
* [[BigBrotherBully Big Sister Bully]]
* CoolBigSis
* CuttingTheKnot: This usually falls to her.
* DarkActionGirl
* DefrostingIceQueen
* DreadfulMusician: Ellen ''thinks'' she can sing, but to the others, she's horrible.
* DrunkWithPower: In the episode "Commander In Stripes".
* FriendToBugs: In the cartoon. Surprising, considering her love of botany.
* GirlishPigtails
* HairDecorations: She always wears her trademark red bows.
* HairTriggerTemper
* HatesBeingTouched: In both the books and TV series, she is shown to dislike hugs.
* IKnowKarate: Or at least pretends she does.
* LittleMissConArtist
* TheLeader
** TheLancer: To Nod.
* MadScientist: or rather Mad Botanist.
* ManEatingPlant: She has a small one.
* RealWomenDontWearDresses
* StrongerSibling
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Stephanie's Girly Girl. Enemies in the books, "frenemies" in the TV show.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A. She actually does care about Edgar and her friends, but she seems to be near unable to express her affection for them.


[[folder: Allies]]

!Pilosoculus (a.k.a. "Pet")

Edgar and Ellen's pet and Augustus Nod's best friend.

* ActionPet
* {{Badass}}:
** BadassAdorable
* CoolPet
* MeaningfulName: Pilosoculus is latin for "Hairy Eyeball".
* MeaningfulRename
* NonHumanSidekick
* PrehensileHair
* RhymesOnADime
* TeamPet
* TheSpeechless
* UndyingLoyalty: For his friends.

!Ronan Heimertz

An eccentric retired Bavarian circus performer, he is Edgar and Ellen's groundskeeper and, prior to the events of ''Nod's Limbs'', the only person who protected the twins and Pet.

* BerserkButton: Don't you ''dare'' call him a traitor.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Pushing him around too much is NOT a good idea.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: In ''Nod's Limbs'']].
* TheCaretaker: To Pet until Nod's return.
* TheBigGuy
* TheDreaded: To the twins. In the show and for much of the books, he is the only person they fear.
* GentleGiant: At least to Madame Dahlia and Pet. He's also very patient with the twins.
* MeaningfulName: He gets his name from St. Ronan the silent.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold
* PerpetualSmiler
* ScarsAreForever
* SlasherSmile
* SomethingElseAlsoRises: In one of the "Heimertz Family Album" shorts, one of the young Heimertz's suspenders pops open after he receives a kiss on the cheek from a woman he just saved.
* UndyingLoyalty: For his family and friends.
* TheVoiceless

!Augustus Nod

The over 200-year-old unintentional founder of Nod's Limbs and the original owner of the Tower Mansion. He is also Edgar and Ellen's foster father.

* HundredPercentAdorationRating: He is simply adored by the Nod's Limbsians.
* ArchEnemy: To Thaddeus Knightleigh and most of his descendants.
* {{Badass}}
* BerserkButton: The twins being irresponsible and disrespectul.
* CoolOldGuy
* FriendToAllChildren: He is rather kind to the twins and The Midway Irregulars. He was only mean to Miles because he was a Knightleigh, although it has been implied that they are on good terms now.
* HairTriggerTemper
* LikeASonToMe: Edgar and Ellen.
* LimitedSocialCircle: [[spoiler: Due to his hatred for people, his circle of friends consists on just Edgar, Ellen, Pet, Heimertz, Madame Dahlia and Benedict, although other Nod's Limbsians have tried (and failed) to make their way into it.]]
* {{Malaproper}}: He frequently uses these.
* ManChild
* OurFounder: There's a statue of him in the park.
* ParentalSubstitute[=/=]TeamDad: He takes Edgar and Ellen under his wing pretty much upon meeting them.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* SupportingLeader: In the Nodyssey books.
* TheCaretaker: To the twins and Pet.
* ThePrankster: A retired version.

!Miles Knightleigh

Stephanie's 9-year-old younger brother.

* BigEater
* BlackSheep: To the rest of the Knightleigh family.
* CheerfulChild
* ChildrenAreInnocent
* [[spoiler: DefectorFromDecadence]]
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Representing youth and innocence.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness
* InnocentBlueEyes: In the TV series.
* NiceGuy
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: He was temporarily abandoned by his family in ''Nod's Limbs''.]]
* PrecociousCrush: It's possible that Miles has a crush on Ellen, although she only likes him as a friend.
* [[spoiler: TheRunaway: In "Hot Air".]]
* TheUnfavorite
* {{Sidekick}}: To Edgar and Ellen in the Nodyssey books.
* YouthfulFreckles: In the books.

!Madame Dahlia

The sweet girlfriend [[spoiler: and later wife]] of Heimertz.

* ApronMatron
* BigDamnHeroes: She got a small (yet awesome) one in ''High Wire''. [[spoiler: Ellen went looking for a gemstone in Madame Dahlia's ManEatingPlant's mouth, after it swallowed Ellen Madame Dahlia rescued her during her performance]].
* LongHairIsFeminine
* ManEatingPlant: Gustav.
* MeaningfulName
* OnlySaneWoman
* ParentalSubstitute[=/=]TeamMom: She functions as a sort of mother figure for Edgar and Ellen, mainly Ellen.
* PrimAndProperBun
* ProperLady
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* ScareEmStraight: [[spoiler: Attempted this on Ellen, and failed miserably.]]
* TheMentor: [[spoiler: To Ellen.]]
* TookALevelInKindness: By the end of ''High Wire''.
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry


[[folder: Nod's Limbs]]

!Stephanie Knightleigh

The [[spoiler: former]] Mayor Knightleigh's 13-year-old daughter.

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: It can be implied that in the TV series Stephanie may have a thing for Edgar. In the Valentine TV special, Stephanie glares at Edgar and Ursula as they dance together and is very happy when Ursula dumps him. Through the rest of the series, she doesn't treat him as badly as Ellen.
* AlphaBitch
* ArchEnemy: To Edgar and Ellen, especially Ellen.
* BigBad: In the Nodyssey books.
* [[BigBrotherBully Big Sister Bully]]
* BrattyTeenageDaughter
* DaddysGirl
* FieryRedhead
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple
* TheDeterminator
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: She seems to care about her little brother at least a bit.
* EvilRedhead
* GirlPosse: She has one in Cassidy Kingfisher and Pepper Poshi, mostly in the TV series due to the books' lack of school scenes. The books mention a girl named Heidi Birchbeer too, but these two seem to be at the top of the pecking order.
* IcyBlueEyes: In the TV series.
* LongHairIsFeminine
* LovableAlphaBitch: Is this [[DependingOnTheWriter on occasion in the TV series]], which is more than can be said for her sociopathic book counterpart.
* ManipulativeBitch
* OnlySaneWoman: She seems to be one of the only Nod's Limbsians with any common sense, which is a major reason why she's the twins' ArchEnemy.
* {{Ojou}}
* ParentalFavoritism: She's her parents' favorite.
* PimpedOutDress: Her ball gown.
* RapunzelHair: Has knee-lenght hair.
* RichBitch: [[spoiler: Until the end of ''Nod's Limbs''.]]
* [[spoiler: TheRunaway: In "Hot Air".]]
* TheSociopath: The original book version of the character, although this may be balm-inflicted rather than natural.
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter
* SpoiledBrat
* TeenGenius
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly Girl to Ellen's Tomboy. Enemies in the books, "frenemies" in the TV show.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In ''Nod's Limbs'' to a minor extent, and in Nodyssey to a much greater one.

!Mayor Knightleigh and Judith Stainsworth-Knightleigh

Parents of Stephanie and Miles.

* FatBastard: The Mayor.
* FatIdiot: The Mayor, at least by our standards. By Nod's Limbs standards, he's perfectly average.
* ProperLady: Judith in the eyes of the Nod's Limbsians [[spoiler: until the end of ''Nod's Limbs'''.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: They temporarily abandoned Miles in ''Nod's Limbs''.]]
* ParentalFavoritism: To Stephanie.
* ParentalNeglect: They tend to belittle and neglect Miles.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In ''Pet's Revenge''.
* UglyGuyHotWife

!Cassidy Kingfisher and Pepper Poshi

Stephanie's main "followers".

* BlackBestFriend: Pepper.
* GirlPosse
* {{Jerkass}}
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: Pepper
* ThoseTwoGirls

!Eugenia Smithy

* AntiVillain
* GreenEyes
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[spoiler: SamusIsAGirl: The Mason.]]


The interim mayor.

* BewareTheNiceOnes
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadAss
* TheKlutz

!Janitor Clunch

* AlmightyJanitor: In the "Edgar & Ellen Revenge Squad" manga comic.
* HiddenEyes


[[folder: Heimertz Family Circus]]

!Benedict Heimertz

* CoolOldGuy
* CoolUncle
* PapaWolf
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

!The Midway Irregulars

A young band of pranksters conformed by the Heimertz Family Circus' youngest members.

* BerserkButton: Do '''NOT''' hypnotize them, make them steal Balm or betray their family.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Averted. They pretend to be this in front of others, but in truth they are almost as mischievous as Edgar and Ellen.
* CircusBrat
* ThePrankster
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits
* TagalongKid: Everyone at the end of "Split Ends".
* YouthfulFreckles

!!Imogen Deirdre Heimertz

The circus Ringmaster-In-Training.

* ActionGirl
* TheHero
* NiceHat: She has a top hat.

!!Gonzalo Winston Heimertz

A clown apprentice.

* TheBigGuy
* DumbMuscle
* NiceHat: He usually wears a cowboy hat.
* StoutStrength: He's very broad and very strong.

!!Mab and Merrick Heimertz

Brother and sister acrobats.

* ActionGirl: Mab.
* BrotherSisterTeam
* {{Flat Character}}s: Besides them being acrobats and pranksters, we know little to nothing about them.

!!Phoebe Heimertz

The Insect Trainer and youngest member of the circus.

* ActionGirl
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: [[spoiler: It has been implied that Phoebe has a crush on Edgar.]]
* CheerfulChild
* FriendToBugs
* TheHeart

!Ormond Heimertz (a.k.a. Ormond The Impossible)

Ronan Heimertz's cousin. [[spoiler: He was the Heimertz Family Circus' escape artist before he betrayed them.]]

* BigBadDuumvirate: Ormond Heimertz and Mayor Knightleigh in the original six books.
* BrokenPedestal: To Edgar.
* IcyBlueEyes
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* WouldHurtAChild