Characters: Epic Mickey

Epic Mickey features a cast of characters, mostly based on Disney properties.

Our hero, ladies and gentlemen.

Mickey Mouse

Voiced by: Bret Iwan
The main character is none other than Disney's own mascot, based on his early appearances as a mischievous mouse. His attempts to use Yen Sid's magical paintbrush accidentally led to him creating the game's main antagonist, the Shadow Blot, and causing the Thinner Disaster which ruined the Wasteland.

  • Anti-Hero: And in an old concept, it changes his appearance; Type III as Wastelander, Type IV-V as Scrapper.
  • Art Attacker: In the game, he uses paint and thinner as weapons.
  • The Atoner: He created the Shadow Blot by mistake, so he has to make amends by defeating the Blot and helping out everyone in Wasteland.
  • Badass Adorable: He's very likable and quite heroic.
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Oswald's Cain.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Even with three Tint Guardians, some paint will evaporate off of Mickey (and with three Turp Guardians, it's constantly streaming off of him). Folks will even note that Mickey reminds them of the Blot like this — but even with this, he can still be just as heroic as the player wants.
  • Determinator: He doesn't let anything sway him.
  • The Hero: As the main protagonist, it is his duty to defeat the Shadow Blot.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Mickey wields Yen Sid's magical paintbrush, shooting Paint and Thinner at enemies and the environment alike.
  • Jerkass: He can be this if you choose to defeat certain bosses with thinner rather than redeem them with paint and if you neglect to resolve important quests.
  • Karma Meter: Subverted. There's a meter that shows whether you prefer paint or thinner, but not how you're using them.
  • Long Runner: Being one of the most iconic cartoon characters, he's been around for almost 90 years.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: He did not create the Shadow Blot on purpose.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: If he hadn't messed around with Yen Sid's stuff, the Shadow Blot wouldn't exist.
  • Not So Different: From Oswald.
  • Older Than They Look: The game goes with the interpretation that all cartoon characters are as old as their first cartoon, and given that Mickey's first cartoon was made in 1928...

The first son of Disney.

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

Voiced by: Frank Welker
Originally created by Walt Disney before Mickey Mouse, Oswald was the ruler of the Wasteland, but since the arrival of the Blot, he is now fighting against it as leader of La Résistance.

The Mad Doctor

Voiced by: Dave Wittenberg

From the 1933 short where he kidnapped Mickey's dog Pluto, The Mad Doctor stands alongside the Shadow Blot as the main antagonist in the game. He seems prepared to stand alone as the Big Bad in the sequel.

  • Big Bad / Big Bad Duumvirate: Alongside the Shadow Blot.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He suffers from this really badly. First he backstabbed Oswald when he started to lose the Blot War, and then he plans to backstab the Blot the moment he gets Mickey's heart. And he's at it again in the sequel. Guy just doesn't quit.
  • Civilian Villain: In Epic Mickey 2, he got back in Oswald's favor by claiming that he has reformed and now wants to save Wasteland from some appearent unknown threat. It shouldn't be too difficult to figuring it out if he's truely sincere or not; Ortensia and Mickey distrust him from the beginning.
  • Evil Laugh: It is even lampshaded in a cutscene when Gus asks Oswald exactly which Evil Laugh it was.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Turns good for real if you beat him with paint in Epic Mickey 2.
  • Insistent Terminology: During his boss fight, he becomes enraged that Gus continues calling him "Doc" instead of "The Mad Doctor".
  • Large Ham: In the sequel, befitting a character who communicates almost entirely in over-the top Villain Songs, even for 30-second transmitted messages. It even applies when he's not singing.
  • Mad Scientist: He's responsible for creating the Beetleworx, among other things. And he flies around in a hovering snowglobe.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He pretends to have reformed in the second game, though he can be redeemed for real if you choose to defeat him with paint instead of thinner.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: He is a doctor who is evil.
  • No Name Given: While he was named "Dr. XXX" in his original short, here he is simply "The Mad Doctor".
  • Older Than They Look: A given considering that he debuted in the 1930's and the first game came out in 2010.
  • Robotic Reveal: When defeated at Lonesome Manor, his paint partially peels away to reveal that he himself is a Beetleworx, knowing that animatronics would be the only thing that would survive the Shadow Blot's inevitable draining of Wasteland.
  • Villain Song: Speaks almost entirely in song in the sequel until the final boss battle.
    "(starting to sing) One more step and your friends are... (stops singing) history".

The Shadow Blot

Originally the "Phantom Blot" from the Mickey Mouse Comic Universe, the Shadow Blot is the game's main antagonist, a creation of Paint and Thinner that threatens the Cartoon Wasteland.

Gus Gremlin

Voiced by: Bob Joles (First Game Only); Cary Elwes
Mickey's Sidekick.
Mickey's first companion, Gus is one of the Gremlins fighting against the Shadow Blot, and providing commentary and exposition for Mickey.

Gremlin Prescott

Voiced by: Dominic Keating

The Gremlin who lives in Ostown. He's a pretty normal guy in the first game, but by the second he has become the very snarky caretaker of the Gag Factory. This series' The Napoleon poster boy.

  • The Napoleon: Heck, the pin you get in the Thinner version of his boss battle is called the Napoleon Complex Pin.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Possibly the snarkiest character in the series.
    Gremlin Prescott: (to Mickey): "Well, well. Now look who's decided to grace us with his presence."
  • Anti-Villain: Some fans make a case for this.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: He has quite a fan base of his own.
  • Percussive Maintenance: Comes with being a gremlin, apperently.
  • Face-Heel Turn: Turns evil in the second game.
  • Promoted Extra: Only appears for two quests in the first game but his actions become a major plot point in the second.
  • Brainwashed: After his battle, the Mad Doctor brainwashes him and he is promptly locked up in jail.

Animatronic Goofy, Animatronic Daisy, and Animatronic Donald Duck

Mickey's classic comrades appear as animatronic recreations made by the Mad Doctor so Oswald could have his own close friends. They're located in various hubs around Wasteland, who have been attacked and disassembled by the Mad Doctor's Beetleworx army.

  • Adapted Out/Demoted to Extra: Animatronic Daisy is nowhere to be seen in the graphic novel, while Animatronic Goofy and Animatronic Donald only get briefly mentioned as well as a one-panel cameo.
  • Brain in a Jar: When first encountered, each of them is a disembodied head in a jar. Some of the games' quests involve finding their body parts so that they can be put back together.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Okay, they're creepy looking, but they're nice animatronic toons.
  • Robot Buddy: They are technically robots and are just as chummy to Mickey as their real counterparts.

Peg-leg Pete

The chief authority in Mean Street, Pete has several counterparts in other areas of Wasteland, including Small Pete near Gremlin Village, Petetronic in Tomorrowland, and Pete Pan in Pirates of the Wasteland; all of them know each other. He may become nicer (or not) depending on the player's actions.


Voiced by Audrey Wasilewski

Oswald's love interest.

Clock Tower

The smiling, golden-faced Clock Tower from the "It's A Small World" ride serves as the first boss. He'll try to flatten Mickey with his huge armored fists and arms.

The Bunny Children