Characters / LazyTown

There are nine recurrent characters in LazyTown, all but three of them played by puppets. In addition to the main actors listed below, many different actors have played the characters (including the ones normally portrayed by puppets in the television series) in the various LazyTown live productions.


Stephanie ( Julianna Rose Mauriello (seasons 12) / Chloe Lang (season 34) )
Left - original Stephanie (Julianna Rose Mauriello). Right - current Stephanie (Chloe Lang).

Sportacus ( Magnús Scheving (Seasons 1-4) / Dyri Kristjansson (Since January 2014) )
Left - original Sportacus (Magnús Scheving). Right - current Sportacus (Dyri Kristjansson).
  • Adorkable: While Sportacus is conventionally attractive, well-muscled and very fitness-oriented, many fans consider him adorkable due to his constant optimism, boyish over-excitement, hopeless naiveté and awkward English. His baby-blue eyes and cheesy grin only help the matter.
  • Ambiguously Human: He is faster and more agile than any of the human characters and can pull off stunts that most people could only dream of. He also keeps his ears conspicuously hidden under his hat at all times. In the original plays, Sportacus was a "Sports Elf."
  • Badass Mustache: A very long and straightened Salvador Dal type that normally would be worn by a villainous character.
  • Blithe Spirit: Alongside Stephanie, Sportacus inspires the previously lethargic inhabitants of Lazy Town to become more active and exercise more.
  • The Cast Showoff: Sportacus showcases Scheving's amazing stunts and talent as a gymnast, to the point where the character won't simply walk anywhere - instead he'll flip, somersault, walk on his hands, cartwheel, etc. just to get to wherever he needs to be. Granted, the show was created by Scheving himself, but still...
  • Catchphrase: "Someone's in trouble!"
  • Chest Insignia: Sportacus' "10".
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: His backpack can transform into gyrocopter and contains far more bats, rackets, balls and other sports equipment than should be able to fit into it.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: He has very blue eyes and a very optimistic and almost childlike enthusiasm for being active.
  • Invincible Hero: Played with - Sportacus is very capable but in keeping with the show's promotion of friendship and teamwork often needs the help of Stephanie and the other children to foil Robbie's latest scheme.
  • Kryptonite Factor: Sportacus' is sugar; eating any sugary food renders him immediately comatose, and fresh fruit (which contain quite a bit of sugar.) or vegetables (a classification that includes a handful of "sugary" foods, most prominently the sugar beet) are required to restore him. This has been justified by his weakness being specific to refined sugar rather than the natural sugars present in fruit and vegetables.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Although since the show is aimed at pre-teens he never actually engages in violence barring some very slapstick style fights played for laughs in the "Pirate" and "Knight" episodes.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Scheving is a very fit and handsome man and even in the Sportacus costume and comedy moustache still looks good. Dyri is also a pretty handsome chap in a different way and is also extremely fit, continuing this trope.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: No matter the task at hand, Sportacus will make sure he does it involving at least a few backflips, twirls, and heroic poses... Even walking down the street.
  • Only One Name: Like most superheroes, Sportacus goes by a mononym.
  • Our Elves Are Better: Though it's not directly mentioned in the show, in the original Lazy Town plays, Sportacus called himself a "sports elf" and even sings about how elves are always energetic.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: With Stephanie.
  • Self-Deprecation: Describes himself as a "slightly above-average hero" when he first meets Stephanie.
  • Super Strength: Sportacus rarely uses it but he's superhumanly strong - in the season four episode "Mystery of the Pyramid" he lifts the entire pyramid several feet off the ground to dislodge a boulder blocking the door using nothing more than a rope and grapnel.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: He is crippled by eating chocolate or refined sugar, but can regain power by eating healthy foods.

Robbie Rotten (Stefán Karl Stefánsson)
  • Alliterative Name
  • Ambiguously Gay: Despite claiming to hate Sportacus and wanting him to leave the town, Robbie sure spends a lot of time talking about Sportacus, touching Sportacus and jumping into his arms whenever the slightly-above-average hero shows up.
  • Anti-Role Model: Although a rather flawed one, considering that he wants the children of the town to be lazy and in bad shape, supposedly like himself, despite the fact that Robbie is neither lazy nor in bad shape.
  • Bad Is Good and Good Is Bad: Played with. Robbie sometimes seems to genuinely believe that his bad views on health and exercise are the right ones, but he also has some awareness of the evil nature of his actions.
  • Big Bad
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows/Evil Eyebrows
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Robbie is the epitome of this trope. He prides himself in being lazy, and even schemes to make the rest of the town as lazy as he is, yet he is easily the most brilliant person in the entire town and is able to create anything out of anything. Ironic, seeing that due to Robbie's constant attempts to make Lazy Town lazy via elaborate traps, machines, and costumes, he becomes one of the most active residents.
  • Camp Straight: Although, assuming he is Ambiguously Gay, he might as well count as a Camp Gay.
  • Catchphrase: "I meant to do that!"
  • The Chew Toy: He has rather bad luck.
  • Creepy Crossdresser: As Miss Roberta.
  • Dastardly Whiplash: Lacks the moustache and top hat, but otherwise features the crooked mannerisms, fancy suit and overt meanness which are representative of the character.
  • Evil Laugh: He is certainly capable of one, heard most clearly in songs like "You Are a Pirate."
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow
  • Friendly Enemy: Even though he's the villain, it's clear that the other characters see him as a friend, and deep down, the feeling is mutual.
  • Gadgeteer Genius
  • Genius Bruiser: Downplayed due to the show's nature, but Robbie is evidently very physically fit, and in some instances he proves to be almost as athletic as Sportacus (albeit not so spectacularly so, of course).
  • Gray Eyes
  • Harmless Villain: His entire MO is to make people be lazy. Not take over LazyTown, not destroy the world. Just...get people to be lazy.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain
  • Laborious Laziness: He prides himself on being lazy, and schemes to make the rest of the town as lazy as he is, but these very schemes make him a more active resident than any other, including Sportacus.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Averted, as he's the villain.
  • Laughably Evil
  • Master of Disguise: He's even got a song about it!
  • Mr. Fanservice: Robbie is very much a YMMV example, but Stefan Karl when not wearing the exaggerated prosthetics is a ruggedly handsome man.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Sometimes.
  • Schemer
  • Silly Walk
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Cake. According to Stefan Karl, "Robbie would eat cake if it had sand in it."


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