Characters: Lilo & Stitch
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A young Hawaiian girl who lives with her sister and is Stitch's owner.
- Adorkable: Her kind-hearted personality and her strange obsession with Elvis and taking photos of fat people qualify her for this.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Lilo is continually shunned by her classmates.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Lilo's mix of eccentricities, behavioral issues, social inappropriateness, and unusual interests (not many six-year-old girls these days are obsessed with Elvis).
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Sometimes she causes trouble for Nani, like the "Turn Stitch into Elvis on the beach" thing.
- Badass Adorable: In the series, her job is catching and rehabilitating alien bio-weapons (albeit with help from her own alien bio-weapon and occasionally their creator). She even impressed Kim Possible during their crossover episode.
- Berserk Button: Never call her crazy or say that she will never be like her mother.
- Broken Bird: In the first film and Stitch Has A Glitch, she has a great deal of anguish over her parents' and this reflects in her behavior. She's learned to cope with it by the start of the series proper.
- Camera Fiend: Loves to take photos, especially of overweight tourists. "Aren't they beautiful?"
- Catch Phrase: "Ohana means family, and family means No One Gets Left Behind... or forgotten."
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Elvis, fat tourists, mummies, vampires, werewolves, peanut butter-sandwich-eating clownfish, superspies, and aliens - they all exist in the world she lives in. Thanks to some Canon Welding with, among other Disney favorites, American Dragon Jake Long and Kim Possible, all of them are real.
- Creepy Child: Sometimes crosses over into this with her strange interests, like voodoo.
- Damsel in Distress: She is (accidentally) captured by Gantu in the first movie, setting the events of the climax in motion when Stitch, Jumba, Nani, and Pleakley go to rescue her.
- Demoted to Extra: In any subsequent material outside the movies or the series, Stitch is far more likely to appear than Lilo; funny as the title of the movie was Lilo and Stitch.
- Fluffy Tamer: The point of both the movie and the series is for her to tame Stitch and his cousins, who were created to be horrendous and evil monsters.
- Friend to All Living Things: Her friendly nature lands her right in the middle of this territory, befriending most of the experiments she meets.
- Friendless Background: Before meeting Stitch she had no friends. Her prayer in the movie is basically "I Just Want to Have Friends".
- The Heart: She's the one brandishing Ohana like a weapon and the one provoking heel face turns in the experiments, but she's still a kid so she messes up sometimes.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Has a huge crush on Keoni Jameson. His hair is a little dyed at the tip but otherwise counts.
- Hidden Depths: Considering her vocabulary (Uses "abomination" correctly) and reading material, this is to be expected.
- In a fully animated deleted scene, it's revealed her photography serves as satire of the tourist mentality and dehumanisation of native Hawaiians. Deep stuff for such a tiny girl.
- Hollywood Voodoo: She makes voodoo dolls of her "friends" out of spoons and dunks them in a pickle jar. As far as we know, it doesn't work.
- Innocent Prodigy: Lilo can use the word "abomination" in the proper context, and reads books that not only contain atypical material for a child to read, but are far above her grade level as well. Despite this, she seems to have very little idea of what the consequences of her and Stitch's actions are.
- Mood-Swinger: Justified, as she is a very young child still dealing with the emotional fallout and other consequences of her parents' unexpected deaths, which are implied to have occured shortly before the first movie.
- Morality Pet: Acts as one to Stitch, before he learns how to behave himself. It's ironic, since technically he's her pet; she has a certificate and everything. Their relationship is more like siblings, however, and she sometimes seems almost like a mother to him.
- Nice Girl: Usually friendly and accepting. She's still liable to make some silly mistakes like most children.
- The Nicknamer: She loves doing this to the Experiments.
- Nightmare Fetishist: "My friends need to be punished..."
- No Social Skills: In the first film and Stitch Has A Glitch, Lilo does not play well with others. Lilo is implied to have gotten in a lot of trouble— and run through a lot of social workers — before Cobra hit the scene, and she doesn't quite comprehend that Mertle and her friends don't consider her to be one of their chums. A subplot in Stitch Has A Glitch features her struggling with, and gaining ahold of, her temper.
- Not Good with People: Not even a little bit. On the other hand, she's got quite a knack bonding with things that aren't human.
- Parental Abandonment: They died in a car crash.
- Platonic Life Partners: With Stitch, her pet and initially Only Friend. They do a terrific amount of bonding in the first movie and later.
- Plucky Girl: Zigzagged, but Lilo's the most consistently optimistic of the family. She will get sad if you take away her best friend, though.
- Precious Photo: She has one of her mother as a young girl, winning the 1973 May Day hula competition.
- She Is All Grown Up: In the episode "Skip" and in the Stitch! anime where she's now a mother with an identical child.
- Strong Family Resemblance: As a teen and young adult, Lilo looks exactly like her big sister.
- Talking To Herself: With Victoria, in her first appearance.
Stitch (Experiment #626)
An illegal genetic experiment created by Jumba Jookiba. He escapes from custody and crash lands on Earth, where he is adopted by Lilo.
- Afraid of Needles: He hates needles. A lot. His greatest fear is water, and yet he doesn't hesitate to jump in the shower in an attempt to get out of injections.
- Alien Blood: Pink, as seen when extracted by the prison cell machine in the first movie.
- All There in the Manual: According to a bonus short at the end of the film's video release, Stitch has been wandering around the Disney Studios lot since Snow White was released and behind the scenes, thus gaining a film of his own.
- Anti-Hero: He starts off as an evil monster but develops into a Disney Anti Hero. He's plenty heroic but still likes causing mischief.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: He is programmed to destroy buildings, back up sewers, reverse road signs, and steal everyone's left shoe.
- Ax-Crazy: It's explicitly stated at the beginning that his only instinct is to destroy everything. He loses this status as time progresses.
- Badass Adorable: Super strong, smarter than a super computer, and fluffy!
- Becoming the Mask: In the movie, he pretends to be Lilo's pet so Jumba doesn't capture him. As time goes on he grows to love Lilo. The series sometimes focuses on Stitch learning about life on Earth.
- Berserk Button: Despite being all action much of the time, Stitch is actually pretty laid back... until someone threatens to harm Lilo, makes Lilo depressed, puts Lilo in harms way - etc - at which point the wrath of a super strong and devilishly crafty super-experiment is imminent.
- Breakout Character: He is easily one of the most famous characters from Disney's post-Renaissance movies, even getting his own anime series set some time after the films.
- Catch Phrase: Occasionally in the animated series - after getting hurt: "I'm okay! I'm fluffy!" Sometimes overlapped with Third-Person Person.
- Character Development: Throughout the course of the first movie he shifts from "monster" to "koala".
- Clark Kenting: He can retract two of his arms, his antennae, and his back spines to look more like a dog. Several characters truthfully point out that he looks more like a koala and add "I think" because of the blue fur. Sometimes he can even pass as a little boy.
- Creator Cameo: He's voiced by director Chris Sanders.
- Eloquent In My Native Tongue: Argument: "Ih." Assessment: "He's very persuasive."
- Empathy Pet: Sometimes acts as one for Lilo.Lilo: The only thing I know I inherited from [my mom] is...well, Nani.Stitch: Bleh.
- Evil Laugh: Has a high-pitched cackle when performing mischief.
- Fluffy the Terrible: "Stitch" is a remarkably harmless sounding name.
- Genius Bruiser: Along with his super strength he's said to be smarter than a supercomputer. This is best shown when he escapes from prison at the start of the film.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Stitch can get very jealous towards those he thinks are taking up Lilo's attention, most often when other experiments are - in his eyes - stealing the show away from him. And that's not even getting into his competitive streak...
- Green Eyes: Stitch's eyes are actually ebony, but his part-synthetic constitution allows him to see in infra-green. They will change colour to show he's evil or malfunctioning.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Hamsterviel tries to do this to Stitch at one point.
- Heel-Face Turn: The movie's whole story is his redemption from evil monster.
- Heel Realisation: After he sees how his actions have ruined things for Lilo and Nani he starts to have a problem with his default programing.
- The Hero: In the series, he gets the opportunity to use his talents for good.
- The Juggernaut: "I designed this creature for it to be unstoppable." Unfortunately for Dr.Jumba, he unwittingly introduced a design flaw; Stitch can't swim and so he is easily stopped by large bodies of water.
- Killer Rabbit: He is just as adorable as a Disney character should be... and then he curses a room out in an alien language, escapes from a heavily guarded starship using Super Strength and his vicious cunning and has the urge to wipe out major cities programmed into him.
- Meaningful Name: If something is ripped apart, like Lilo's life, you fix it with a stitch.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He has four arms in his natural state, but can retract two to blend in.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: In the words of his creator, he's "practically indestructable". He got run over by a truck. He has also been exposed point-blank to the extreme heat of an interstellar ship's thrusters. Jumba says what essentially amounts to a Wave Motion Hand Cannon might stun him (at best), and it turns out he can catch and handle the energy shots, he was at ground-zero of a gasoline truck exploding on top of a volcano, etc.
- Now What?: The movie's plot is basically Stitch finding himself faced with this very question. Fortunately for him, Lilo and (though reluctantly) Nani help him in finding an answer by showing him the value of family and friendship.
- Papa Wolf: Where Lilo is concerned. Not even counting his big rescue mission in the film, he goes on to get quite a few last minute saves and Big Damn Heroes moments in the subsequent films and series. Plus, see his Berserk Button.
- Pardon My Klingon: "Meega nala quista!"
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: With Angel, he's a textbook example.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Tiny, but can lift 3,000x his own weight. However, that is the literal cap.
- Platonic Life Partners: With Lilo, his first friend.
- Pre Ass Kicking One Liner:Gantu: You're vile! You're foul! You're flawed!Stitch: Also cute! AND FLUFFY!! (hurls Gantu through the glass of the cockpit)
- Reluctant Monster: Not at first, but he comes round once he feels loved for the first time. Then he doesn't want to be a monster anymore. All together now... Dawww...
- Retractable Appendages: His antennae, back spines and extra arms.
- Super Drowning Skills: Because his "molecular density is too great". It means he's like a piece of lead in water. He probably can't keep himself afloat without help.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Coconut Cake and Coffee. He often also eats the plate and mug they came in.
- Tragic Monster: Lampshaded by his creator Jumba Jookiba with the quote "626 was designed to be a monster, but now he has nothing to destroy. You see, I never gave him a greater purpose. What must it be like to have nothing, not even memories to look back on in the middle of the night?"
- The Unintelligible: He speaks some kind of weird alien language, which is strange considering that the others... don't. It can be assumed that it may be Kweltikwan, seeing as Jumba created him and Jumba is from said planet.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Stitch can't swim at all because his body is too dense.
- Wild Child:
- It's never specified whether Stitch has an age, but his behavior and manners are not unlike those of an extremely hyperactive little boy. In Stitch Has A Glitch he is created moments before Jumba's lab is raided by the authorities. Depending on when Jumba and Stitch's trial is in the first movie, Stitch could be even only a few days old or even less than that. So Lilo may have been absolutely correct in calling him a "new baby."
- You Are Number Six: Jumba calls him by his experiment number, but then again he calls Lilo, "Little Girl". It's just his quirk.
Voiced by: Tia Carrere
Lilo's older sister and legal guardian.
- Bare Your Midriff: Granted, she lives on Hawaii, a state very close to the equator.
- Big Sister Instinct: She may not always get things right and is obviously overwhelmed by her recent Promotion to Parent, but she will do everything in her power to protect Lilo.
- Butt Monkey: This character is one of the biggest losers throughout the franchise, constantly losing jobs and suffering humiliations.
- The Chew Toy: More like the above, but it's pretty tough when you've lost your parents.
- Cool Big Sis: Played with. It seems like she used to fill this role for Lilo, but after her Promotion to Parent, their relationship becomes much more strained.
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Although she doesn't quite understand Lilo herself (both of them adopting habits to cope with their family's death) and is something of a stepford smiler herself, she is the only one who really knows what Lilo needs. However, it's evident she just isn't ready to be a parent.
- Deadpan Snarker: She's implied to be a snarker of a certain variety.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Nani's known to have a bit of a temper. It was flanderized in the TV series.
- Hidden Depths: While she appears like a typical, 18-something year old girl, the TV series has her show a keen interest in mathematics and chemistry. If not for her parental responsibilities, it's likely that she would have studied them. (In Hawaii, it is expected of teenagers to go to university).
- Ink-Suit Actor: Of Tia Carrere.
- Kid-Appeal Character: Inverted; she was made specifically to appeal to teenagers and young adults forced into her position.
- Lethal Chef: She is rather... famous for this. In the first movie, for example, when she makes a stew, she singes a part of her fringe off when she opens the pot, which does not earn points with the social services.. They end up ordering pizza that night.
- Meaningful Name: Her name, "Nani", means both "beautiful one", and is also the last part of The Last Queen of Hawaii's name, "Liliuokalani", Lilo + Nani. This makes the song "Aloha Oe" much more tearjerk-y, as it's the Last Queen of Hawaii who composed it.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: An odd example; she's certainly more muscular than most of the other girls in the movie, or most Disney movies for that matter, and is a strong swimmer. Still, it's odd that she was able to sucker-punch Stitch (you know, the character who can hoist a tanker truck) with a tree branch.
- Ms. Fanservice: It's mildly implied that she tries to put on a motherly/feminine image to better see herself as Lilo's caretaker.
- Nice Girl: She may be short-tempered, but she's still a good person.
- Only Sane Woman: Any worse and she would be the No Respect Girl. She doesn't like the role, mind you, but she sees it as her duty.
- Parental Abandonment: Her and Lilo's parents died in a car crash.
- Parental Substitute: Tries to be this for Lilo.
- Promotion to Parent: Something she obviously isn't ready for. She tries though, bless her heart.
- She's Got Legs: Chris Sanders likes to focus on that part of the feminine body.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Nani really does have strong feelings for David, who always helped her with finding ways to take care of Lilo, even though he wasn't obligated to do so. In Stitch Has a Glitch, when David started to try and make her jealous (under the "guidance" of Pleakley), she was quite put-off by it and let him know.
- "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: Stitch Has a Glitch implies that Nani is trying to make her parents, specifically her mom, proud by being a mother figure to Lilo.
- Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: Circumstances out of her control, actually.
Agent Wendy Pleakley
Voiced by: Kevin McDonaldA one-eyed, two-tongued, three legged Plorgonarian that works for the Galactic Federation as an Earth expert.
- Ambiguously Gay He's really into his disguise as a female. He also has so much affection for Jumba that he was totally willing to marry him!
- Big Guy, Little Guy: The Little Guy to Jumba's Big Guy.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: Three-legged, one-eyed, two-tongued, boneless, and at least one of his knees contains a heart. He's still pretty darn cute, though.
- By-the-Book Cop: Starts out as an Obstructive Bureaucrat, but becomes a by-the-book cop when he's out in the field with Jumba. He's then kicked off the 'force'.
- Catch Phrase: "Fascinating!"
- Clark Kenting: As Jumba's wife and Lilo and Nani's aunt.
- Cyclops: Count the eyes!
- Disguised in Drag: To disguise himself from humanity, he dresses up as a lady...and not-so-secretly enjoys it. However, this could be justified as it appears his species are genderless.
- Flanderization: His cross-dressing was greatly exaggerated in the TV series. Not that this is a bad thing.
- Gender-Blender Name: Apparently, "Wendy" means 'brave warrior' on his home planet.
- Hidden Depths: In "Slugger", he turns out to be amazingly skilled at basketball.
- Kid with the Leash: His/her arc in the first movie parallels Lilo's. Except that Lilo 'tames' Stitch, while Pleakley's efforts to 'tame' Jumba don't do a thing.
- Neat Freak: Obsessively neat to the point where Lilo says Felix "Out Pleakleyed Pleakley"
- Nervous Wreck: Is constantly anxious and jumpy. In the movie he is always terrified not only of Jumba but also that Jumba might hurt someone (especially Lilo, who he is very protective of, carrying her out of her about-to-explode house while Jumba and Stitch fight)
- Nice Guy: Once he's no longer in a position of authority, he's a gentle and harmless sort.
- No Biological Sex: According to the song he makes up while doing laundry in the third episode of the Stitch! English dub, Plorgonarians are genderless.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Justified in that having three legs rules out pants as an option.
Dr. Jumba Jookiba
Voiced by: David Ogden StiersA four-eyed Kweltikwan scientist and Stitch's creator.
- Alliterative Name: Jumba Jookiba.
- Ambiguously Gay: Certainly not the straightest Mad Scientist this side of the galaxy but he mentions having an ex-wife several times throughout the series.
- Ambiguously Jewish: Mostly a matter of voice mannerisms.It's either this or Fake Russian, or both, there are after all a lot of Jews speaking Russian.
- Anti-Hero: Unscrupulous Hero, or Nominal Hero on a bad day. He's put away the most dangerous stuff but still likes causing mischief.
- Badass Bookworm/Genius Bruiser: Badass Bookworm because he's primarily a scientist, yet can scuffle with Stitch and came out even. Genius Bruiser because while he's bulky and looks brutish, he's a Mad Scientist.
- Big Guy, Little Guy: The Big Guy to Pleakley's Little Guy.
- But Not Too Evil: Jumba seems more interested in anarchy than depravity. His most famous creation is a tiny, unstoppable juggernaut... built to perform pranks and vandalism on a vast scale.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Still claims to be an evil genius but is nowhere near as evil as he claims, however - more or less it applies to his love of twisting the laws of nature so far they fall apart, then putting the pieces back together in his image. A really Nice Guy, besides that.
- Clark Kenting: As Pleakley's husband (when Pleakley's in drag) and Lilo and Nani's uncle.
- Evil Genius: Genius definitely, but not really evil.
- Flanderization: His broken English in the TV series.
- Heel-Face Turn
- Insistent Terminology: Insists on being called an Evil Genius rather than "Idiot Scientist".
- Jerkass Façade: Either this or Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Mad Scientist: Call him that if you wish - but never "Idiot Scientist".
- Made of Iron: Gets hit with a car twice and doesn't show any sign of injury. He also survived an explosion powerful enough to level a house without any injuries.
- Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Despite being a biogeneticist, he has no trouble inventing, say, a surfboard time machine. Then again, he can make an experiment who becomes a black hole, one that's strong enough to split planets, one who can bounce back from any injury, and an electric one which has been shown to have enough juice to jump-start a space-ship; he probably needed to know a fair bit about warping the laws of physics to make those.
- Stout Strength: In his fight against Stitch throws common household objects with enough force to pierce through a wooden house like it was made of tissue paper.
- Took a Level in Kindness: He is the villain in the first part of the movie. Then he teams up with Stitch to save Lilo and mellows into the girl's eccentric uncle.
Voiced by: Jason Scott Lee, Dee Bradley BakerNani's on-again, off-again boyfriend.
- Big Brother Instinct: He's very kind to Lilo and genuinely wants to help Nani with her little sister.
- Bilingual Bonus: Occasionally speaks in Hawaiian Pidgin, a Creole made from English, Hawaiian and Portuguess.
- Dogged Nice Guy: In the first movie.
- Fanservice: Almost never wears a shirt.
- Mr. Fanservice: Nani apparently likes his butt and his "fancy hair".
- Nice Guy: The only character in the movie who doesn't need to improve much as a person.
- Unfazed Everyman: A UFO splashes down right behind him, and Nani and Lilo emerge from it along with a gaggle of aliens. No worries!Lilo: Hey David! Can you give us a lift to shore?David: Well, OK, but I'll have to make two trips.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Well, he is a surfer who lives in Hawaii.
- Will They or Won't They?: Likes Nani but is often awkward around her. Lilo's comments don't exactly help things.
- Nani also doesn't seem to have time for a real boyfriend, since she's already struggling to keep a job and take care of her little sister. So while she seems to like David, she also knows she isn't emotionally available. They are, however, dating by the time of Stitch Has A Glitch.
Voiced by: Kevin Michael RichardsonFormer Captain of the Galactic Armada and later hired as Hämsterviel's
- Anti-Hero Antagonist —> Anti-Villain —> Anti-Hero
- Butt Monkey: In every single appearance of his beyond his first in the movie - in his first appearance he's more of a Chew Toy.
- Catch Phrase: "Oh, blitznak."
- Demoted to Dragon: Becomes The Dragon to Dr. Hämsterviel for the series.
- Evil Is Dumb: He's much more effective as a Knight Templar lawman than as a disgraced henchman.
- Fantastic Racism: To the extent that can be used in a G-rated production. Usually calls Stitch a trog (short for Troglodyte, another name for an unevolved caveman or cavemanlike creature).
- The Heavy: For the Grand Councilwoman in the movie and for Hamsterviel in the series.
- Inspector Javert: The Javert to Stitch's Valjean.
- Large and In Charge: As captain in the Galactic Armada.
- Knight Templar: In the movie, he was really just trying to do his job, but took it a little too far. He also occasionally showed traits of this in the series, namely in "Splodyhead", where he outright claimed that he was the good guy and that Stitch was evil.
- Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: In Leroy & Stitch, he joins Lilo's side after being fired by Hämsterviel.
- Shark Man: Well, more of an orca-man.
- The Starscream: He takes opportunities to break away from Hamsterviel to collect the experiments on his own.
- Villain Decay: As the franchise has gone on, he goes from an effective, dangerous Knight Templar lawman to an Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With 625.
- Your Size May Vary: From about 10 to about 30 feet!
Reuben (Experiment #625)
Voiced by: Rob PaulsenJumba's last experiment before Stitch and Gantu's sidekick. He has all the powers of Stitch (plus a much more advanced vocabulary), but is a lazy coward. He makes great sandwiches, though.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: He's teal-colored in Comic Zone but was changed to golden-colored for the movies and TV series.
- Big Eater: Mostly of sandwiches.
- Brilliant but Lazy: He has all of Stitch's abilities, except for motivation.
- Canon Immigrant: He originally appeared (with teal fur, pupils, and a collar) in a series of Comic Zone Prequels to the first movie.
- Deadpan Snarker: One of his main functions.
- Flawed Prototype: To Stitch. He has all the same powers and abilities as Stitch, but he's also extremely lazy and an incredible coward.
- Freudian Excuse: He claims in the Grand Finale the only reason he worked against Lilo and Stitch is because Lilo never bothered to try to help or even name him.
- Heel-Face Turn: In Leroy & Stitch after Gantu, having been fired by Hamsterviel, strikes out on his own and leaves him behind.
- Informed Ability: A justified version: it has been stated that he has all the same powers as Stitch, but he is never seen using them because, from the start, Jumba explains that he's also a lazy coward. Finally ended in Leroy & Stitch, when Lilo finally convinces him to get off his lazy patookie and do something for himself.
- The Load: Only useful when it comes to sandwiches, everything else, haha, no.
- Lovable Coward: He's absolutely useless as a sidekick.
- Satiating Sandwich: To the point that he was named after one.
- Took a Level in Badass: In Leroy & Stitch.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Sandwiches; he loves anything that can be placed between two slices of bread.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Gantu.
- You Are Number Six: He remains number 625 through the series, at least until Leroy & Stitch, when he is given the name "Reuben" by Lilo.
Dr. Jacques von Hämsterviel
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett
- Accidental Misnaming: "It's HämsterVIEL! "VEAL", like the delicious meat speck!"
- Berserk Button: Don't call him Hamster-Wheel or compare him to a gerbil or other rodent.
- Big Bad: Of the series.
- Cardboard Prison:
- Apparently he's in prison, but can freely contact Gantu via video with no consequences.
- He escapes at least once in the series and then in the finale, but at the end of that he's moved to a special, higher-security prison along with all his Leroys.
- Early-Bird Cameo: He can be seen, silhouetted, in a cell during the prison scene in Lilo & Stitch, just right of the elevator.
- Embarrassing First Name: In the episode "Nosey", it is revealed his first name is actually Rupert.
- Harmless Villain: Spends more time bossing more capable people around than actually doing anything himself. One has to wonder why Gantu even bothered to work for him.
- Jerkass: Never gives Gantu any respect even when he does manage to capture some experiments. He also tends to insult everyone and anyone he meet. He must have a serious case of superiority complex.
- Killer Rabbit
- Let's Get Dangerous: He occasionally has these moments, but they are so few and far between that they don't hide his Harmless Villain status.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Though in Leroy & Stitch, it is mentioned that both he and Jumba went to an evil genius academy.
- The Napoleon: "Phonebook! Phonebook!"
- Not-So-Harmless Villain:
- Shaped Like Itself: Many of his "insults" are just saying exactly what the person he's talking to is in an insulting tone of voice. Like "you Grandcouncilly Woman with your large pointy collar!" or "you oh-so-adorable little Hawaiian girl!"
- Shout-Out: He's an Expy of the Frenchman from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
- Small Name, Big Ego
- Smug Snake: Even though the universe gives him no reason to be.
- Ungrateful Bastard: He gives no thanks to Gantu, even when he successfully captures an experiment.
- Awesome McCoolname/Fail O'Suckyname: On the one hand: Cobra. On the other: Bubbles.
- Badass Baritone
- Bald of Awesome: Although he apparently did have hair once.
- The Comically Serious
- Fluffy the Terrible: May or may not be his real name, but it says everything you need to know about the movie's worldview.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Who would have guessed he was voiced by Ving Rhames? Averted in the TV series, though.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he does come off as a cold and somewhat unfriendly individual when we first see him, he is shown to be sympathetic towards Nani's plight, and is genuinely apologetic about having to take Lilo away from her.Cobra: I know you're trying, Nani. But you need to think about what's best for Lilo, even if it removes you from the picture. I'll be back tomorrow morning for Lilo. I'm sorry.
- The Men in Black: Double Subversion.
- Put on a Bus: He doesn't show up much in the TV Series with about two appearances at best. He didn't even bother to show for the Grand Finale (though Lilo does attempt to contact him).
- He is also nowhere to be seen in "Stitch Has a Glitch".
- Reasonable Authority Figure: As mentioned under 'Jerk With A Heart of Gold' above, while he can come across as cold and unfriendly, everything he does is not out of any kind of malicious intent, but what he honestly believes is in Lilo's best interest. He even gives Nani more chances to keep Lilo than one would expect of a government agent because he sympathizes with Nani and her desire to keep the only family she has left with her.
- Scary Black Man: Ving Rhames, again.
- The Stoic
- Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: When Nani mentions that he has a strange name he interrupts her a quick "Yes I know." He must get that a lot.
Voiced by: Miranda Paige Walls, Liliana MumyA spoiled rich girl and Lilo's rival. She eventually adopts Gigi (#007) as a pet.
- Alpha Bitch: Despite this, Lilo still considers her a "friend". Mertle doesn't.
- Big Bad: The only true villainous force in Stitch Has a Glitch.
- Disappeared Dad: He left sometime during the series.
- Evil Counterpart: Or a more jerkass version of Lilo. While Lilo may have trouble with socializing and does some pretty weird stuff, she's an incredibly nice person; Mertle seems to be quite "normal" at everything, but has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
- Evil Redhead: Of the bratty type.
- Flanderization: While she was the Alpha Bitch in the movie and it's DTV sequel, she's more spoiled and snobbish than mean spirited and her initial viewing of Lilo as "weird" was not unfounded due to Lilo's inappropriate behavior. She's even shown to get along with Lilo a little better in the sequel. In the TV series and its movies, she's more of a bratty Jerk Ass than ever for no real reason.
- Freudian Excuse: "Leroy and Stitch" hints at her having issues with the absence of her father, seeing as she manages to get even more snappish when the subject is brought up.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: It's shown in the TV series that her "friends" aren't too fond of Mertle's mean and bossy attitude, implying that, despite the fact that they hang out with her, they don't actually like her.
- Hate Sink: Mertle only exists as an unsympathetic bully who repeatedly kicks the dog by insulting Lilo and her mother, so that viewers can hate her.
- Heel-Face Turn: Somewhat; at the end of "Leroy and Stitch, she goes to be in the family portrait with Lilo's extended ohana, but insists that it's only because Gigi wanted to do it. The fact that she so specifically stated that and is later smiling in the actual photo, however implies that she wanted to do it too. It seems that, ever so slowly, she's on her way to being a nicer person.
- Jerkass: Oddly it comes more from being spoiled than from her upbringing. Her mom is actually very nice.
- Surprisingly, this might relate to the Hawai'ian concept of the ha'ole — That is, a mainlander who acts like a stereotypical Hawai'ian tourist, considering she's, well, in a minority.
- Kick the Dog/Pet the Dog: Arguably. Mertle outright tells Lilo that as a dancer she will never be anything like her mother. Granted, Lilo had every right to react the way she did considering it was reasonably offensive, but it could also be that Mertle had some amount of respect for Lilo's mother.
- Meganekko: Subverted in that she looks like one, but is actually the Alpha Bitch.
- Never My Fault: In one episode, she gets a charm bracelet with an experiment pod on it. Lilo tells her not to get it wet because it contained Holio (#606), who has the power to transform into a black hole. Not believing her, she purposely activates it and has her house eaten by it, and she blames Lilo for the whole fiasco.
- People Puppets: Was used as one by Hamsterveil in one episode via a mind control device. Oddly it couldn't override her disdain for Lilo, which Lilo managed to use to incapacitate her.
- Rich Bitch: Supposedly, she certainly acts like it and her mom throws some rather lavish parties for her.
- Spoiled Brat: Presumably because her mother always dots on her.
Yuki, Elena, and Teresa
[[caption-width-right:350:From left to right:Teresa, Elena, and Yuki.]
Voiced by: Jillian Henry (Elena), Kali Whitehurst (Teresa), and Lili Ishida (Yuki)Mertle's three lackeys that follow her everywhere. Weren't named until the TV series.
- Catch Phrase: "Yeeeah!"
- Girl Posse: For Mertle; blindly following her words and actions at all times. They probably would get along with Lilo if they actually got to know her.
- Hidden Depths: Yuki is often shown to be rather fond of hockey.
- Jerkasses: All three of them are rude to Lilo.
- No Name Given: In the first two movies.
- Those Two Guys: The three girls that hang around with her. Have a few episodes focused on them; otherwise, they're just there for the background.
Voiced by: Daveigh Chase, Alyson StonerA character from the TV series, prominent in only two episodes while a background character in others. Accepted Lilo for who she is and became a friend of hers.
- Demoted to Extra: Only got two episodes centered around her.
- Flat Character: Mostly due to the writers never bothering to develop her.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Her eyes represent her friendly personality.
- Nice Girl: She's one of the few girls who try to get along with Lilo.
- Van Helsing Hate Crime: "Snooty" had her doing this since she didn't know about the experiments and Snooty was constantly flying at her. Turns out its a "Snot Vampire" and was attracted by her sinuses. Once Victoria realized it was harmless, she changed her tune.
Voiced by: Tia CarrereMertle's mother, only appears in the TV series. Quite the opposite of her daughter, as she sweet and kind to Lilo.
Voiced by: Kunewa MookLilo's hula instructor. He is sometimes called Kumu (which is Hawaiian for teacher).
- Big Brother Mentor: Sure, he's the girl's teacher, but Hawaiian culture is based on familial bonding.
- Friend to All Children: Moses genuinely loves teaching his students.
- Nice Guy: Not easy when you have someone like Lilo as a student.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite being noticeably exaggerated by Lilo's weird antics and mannerisms, he always tries to be patient with her.
Voiced by: Shaun FlemingLilo's crush and son of Nani's employer
- Big Brother Mentor: In one episode, he is this when he teaches Lilo how to skateboard.
- A Boy and His X: A Boy and His Purple bat/lizard-like experiment. He keeps Jam (Experiment 202) as a pet.
- Nice Guy: Keoni is kind, polite, and helpful.
- No Accounting for Taste: The kid thinks Pleakley, Pleakley, looks pretty in his females costumes. Wha?
- Satellite Character: He only exists for Lilo to crush on.
- Satellite Love Interest: The above trope is the sum total of his character beyond love interest. Though he is a general Nice Guy.
Voiced by: Zoe CaldwellThe leader of the United Galactic Federation.
- Aliens Speaking English: Probably justified, since she leads what's essentially the alien equivalent to the United Nations and is likely multilingual.
- Badass Cape: When presiding over Jumba's trial.
- Bald Women: Justified because she's a reptilian alien.
- Big Bad: In the movie, Jumba, Pleakley, and Gantu all worked for her, making her the closest thing to an overarching main antagonist. A rare example of someone who's not evil playing the role of this trope.
- Big Good: As leader of the Galactic Alliance, she's this for the galaxy.
- Iron Lady:
- The Greys: Downplayed; unlike the usual portrayal of the grays, she's far taller than a human.
- Parental Substitute: Stitch treats her as a maternal figure in The Series.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite not being tolerant of repeated failure, she's only trying to do what's best. However, she can and will use loopholes to go against what the council has decided if it's the right thing to do.
- The Reptilians: She looks like a mix between The Greys and a humanoid hadrosaur.
- Showgirl Skirt: Her outfit includes one draping from her jacket.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She proposed that Earth be gassed when Stitch landed there, but was stopped by Pleakley, who claimed that Earth was a protected wildlife reserve for mosquitoes.
- You Have Failed Me: The Galactic Federation has an extremely low tolerance for failure - when she has to show up and take care of things herself, the whole scene is her firing and prosecuting everyone who failed with extreme prejudice.
Angel (Experiment #624)
Voiced by: Tara StrongA female experiment and Stitch's Love Interest.
- Brother-Sister Incest: Although the Experiments are referred to as Stitch's "cousins", if one were to actually think about it in technical terms, since Jumba is their creator, it makes him their father.
- Cute Monster: Not that the other experiments aren't cute themselves, but her body is somewhat more humanlike and we see very few females.
- Damsel in Distress: She's held captive by Gantu for much of the series after her introduction.
- Defecting for Love
- Distaff Counterpart: To Stitch. The only real differences between them are her colour, her antennas and her, um, V-crest.
- Dude Magnet: She utilizes this to attract reformed Experiments so she can revert them with her singing.
- Evil Diva: Her song itself has evil repercussions.
- Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: At first.
- Heel-Face Revolving Door: While not exhibited by her herself, this is the basis of her primary function, able to invoke a Face-Heel Turn in any experiment made before her (and Jumba) with a song, and can invoke a Heel-Face Turn in the same by singing it backwards.
- Heel-Face Turn: Used to work for Hämsterviel but changed sides after realizing her feelings for Stitch.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In her debut. She was later rescued.
- Love Redeems: How she was reformed instead of Defeat Means Friendship.
- Manipulative Editing: Due to her being reformed, Reuben had to trick her into singing to him (he and Stitch are the only experiments unaffected by her singing) so that he could record her voice and play it backwards, turning the experiments tamed by Lilo evil again.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: With Stitch. Textbook example.
- Satellite Love Interest: To an extent, the main reason she was introduced was to give Stitch a love interest. Funnily enough, while Stitch was sad and miserable about leaving Lilo behind in Leroy & Stitch, he didn't once think about Angel until he saw her at the end of the film.
- The Lilo/Stitch shippers had a field day with that one.
- Story-Breaker Power: Not surprising she was Put on a Bus for most of the animated series when she can do in one ten-second song what takes Lilo a whole episode. Not so much in the anime, allowing more frequent appearances.
Mrs. Lynn Hasagawa
Voiced by: Amy HillAn old Japanese lady that runs a fruit stand and owns a large number of experiments as pets.
- Crazy Cat Lady: A far more sympathetic example than most. She has collected a large number of alien experiments that, due to either poor eyesight or senility, she thinks are cats. Lilo and Stitch tried to remove them, but then decided against it when they realized Ms. Hasagawa really did care for them and was taking care of them as well as anyone else could.
- Fluffy Tamer: Her "cats" are all experiments that she managed to reform off-screen.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: Combines this with a touch of Crazy Cat Lady. Or at least, from her perspective — her "cats" are actually superpowered alien genetic experiments, but she's too blind and/or senile to notice.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: She's barely taller than Lilo.
- Nice Girl: Hasagawa is kind and caring.
Sunburned Ice Cream Tourist
Voiced by: Frank WelkerA recurring, fat tourist who is always seen eating ice cream.
- Butt Monkey: Doesn't possess the luck to get through his ice cream without losing it.
- Hawaiian-Shirted Tourist
- Recurring Extra
- Running Gag: Something making him drop his ice cream before he gets to eat it.
- Victimized Bystander: He drops his ice cream any time he runs into Lilo. In the climax, the ice-cream is knocked off by the wing of a passing spaceship.
- The Voiceless: He's only spoken twice: once in the Comic Zone comic "Sue-Whatsi?!?" ("I don't see any giant wave"), and once in the Lilo & Stitch: The Series episode "Babyfier" (yelling when he trips over Babyfier's pod and crying after Babyfier turns him into a baby).
Voiced by: Chris SandersAn evil version of Stitch created by Jumba, under orders of Hämsterviel.
- Conservation of Ninjutsu
- Evil Counterpart: To Stitch.
- Flat Character: Being Stitch's Evil Counterpart is all there is to Leroy, as despite the fact that he is one of the main antagonists of Leroy & Stitch, he does not get any character development. You could almost take him out of the movie and replace him with Stitch clones, since he doesn't contribute much despite sharing the title with Stitch.
- Flight, Strength, Heart: All of Stitch's powers, plus he can change colors.
- Me's a Crowd: Mass-produced by Hämsterviel soon after his creation.
- Mooks: Leroy is a mass-produced version of Stitch.
- No Name Given: Though most fans give him the number 629.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Played with. He looks exactly like Stitch when he turns blue, but can't really pull off the act.
The assorted other experiments created by Jumba Jookiba that are scattered across the island as a result of the series' pilot movie. Lilo and Stitch make it their mission to seek out all of them and reform them for good.
- The Ace: Ace (#262), 627 is an evil version.
- Acrophobic Bird: Well, "Acrophobic Alien Pterosaur". Slugger (#608) is only ever seen flying once or twice in the core series, though the anime "Stitch!" shows him flying a little more often.
- All There in the Manual: Averted - the credits for Leroy & Stitch lists the names of ALL OF THEM.
- Animate Inanimate Object: Phantasmo (#375).
- Attack Reflector: Slugger (#608).
- Balloon Belly: Frenchfry (#062) can make delectable meals from almost any foodstuffs, but the resulting meals have absolutely zero nutrition, making the consumer feel like they are never full. They eat and eat until they have swelled up to massive size, then Frenchfry cooks and eats the enlarged individual.
- Big Damn Heroes: Several of the experiments get these after they are turned good. Sparky gets several in Stitch! The Movie.
- Canon Foreigner: The experiments from Comic Zone. The only ones with known names and/or numbers are Slobber (#347), Hisee (#531) and Tippy.
- Chained Heat: Link (#212).
- Clone Degeneration: Dupe (#344).
- Combo Platter Powers: 627.
- Crippling Overspecialization: A common weakness for Stitch's cousins; they're usually made for one purpose and one purpose only, making it impossible for them to put their talents to use for anything else. For example, Slugger (#608) can play baseball because of his power to deflect incoming projectiles. However, he cannot play basketball for the exact same reason.
- Cuteness Proximity: Mr. Stenchy (#254) was specifically designed to invoke this as a way to infiltrate populated areas and then clear them out with an unholy stench.
- Cyborg: Cyber (#000).
- Death Ray: Heat (#609).
- Digitized Hacker: Glitch (#223).
- Drop the Hammer: Hammerface (#033).
- Elemental Powers: Most of the 500 Series and a couple from the others as well.
- Epic Flail: Thresher (#544).
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Some of the experiments have traits of dinosaurs; Richter (#513) resembles an ankylosaurus and Slugger (#608) resembles a pterodactyl, for example.
- Evil Counterpart: Experiment 627 (has all of Stitch's strenghts but none of his weaknesses).
- Expy: Babyfier is a fairy version of Mew with a baby theme and the cuteness turned Up to Eleven, down to sharing the index number 151. Even its whole concept draws a parallel with Mew's representation of an animal fetus.
- Fountain of Youth: Babyfier (#151) turns people into babies.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: Zap (#603), who is a living laser beam.
- "Freaky Friday" Flip: Swapper (#355).
- Giant Enemy Crab: Shortstuff (#297), although its due to a growth ray.
- Gotta Catch 'Em All
- Gravity Sucks: Holio (#606) can turn into a black hole.
- Honest John's Dealership: Slick (#020)
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Snafu (#120) whose main function is to sabotage enemy plans. This makes him frustratingly difficult to capture, with Jumba stating that the only way to do so is by accident.
- The Hyena: 627, which ends up being his Achilles' Heel.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Surprisingly, Frenchfry has no problem with eating fellow experiments.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Amnesio (#303).
- Lazy Bum: Lax (#285)'s main function is to turn people (and machines) into this. His powers don't work on Gretchen, however, as she considers work to be relaxing.
- Love Potion: Hunkahunka (#323), though it's more akin to Cupid's Arrow.
- MacGuffin: Especially as pods.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Yaarp (#613).
- Make a Wish: Wishy-Washy (#267).
- Manipulative Bitch: Bonnie.
- Meaningful Name: Every single experiment.
- Me's a Crowd: Dupe (#344).
- Monster of the Week: All served this purpose within the series.
- Muck Monster: Ploot (#505) is a variation, he's not an actual blob of pollution, but he instead absorbs trash to grow larger and can flood entire cities by transforming his collected garbage into black sludge.
- Mundane Utility: Lilo tries to find a place where an experiment can use its ability for good.
- In fact, the 0-Series was created for testing and/or household purposes, though some of them went horribly right; Frenchfry (#062) for example, was meant to be Jumba's personal chef. The thing ended up trying to eat him.
- Neat Freak: Felix (#010), to the point that he considers anything to be trash, and any living thing to be a germ.
- No Name Given: 627.
- Olympus Mons: The Nigh Invulnerable 627, the apocalapse inducing 611, and Stitch himself. The 600 series is generally created with this trope in mind.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Melty (#288).
- Outlaw Couple: Bonnie and Clyde.
- Phlebotinum Induced Stupidity: Spike (#319).
- Plant Aliens: Sprout (#509).
- Psycho Electro: Sparky.
- Ptero Soarer: Slugger (#608) looks like a tiny, adorable pteranodon...but with a baseball bat for a tail!
- Reality Warper: Shoe (#113) controls luck, and Launch (#607) is said to be able to erase the universe if he wants.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Mr. Stenchy (#254) was specifically designed to be this. Some others qualify as well.
- Rubber Man: Elastico (#345).
- Sailor Earth: Because of the massive numbers of experiments that have not appeared, there are lots of fanfics about Lilo and Stitch capturing fanmade experiments.
- Interestingly, they were invoking this trope long before the series was even around. Even in the immediate aftermath of the first movie, the implication of 624 off-screen expeirments meant 624 blank character slates and 624 stories to be told. Fanfic writers eagerly took up the challenge.
- Scary Scorpions: Plasmoid (#617).
- Shrink Ray: Shrink (#001).
- Tuckerization: Jesstifer (#354), named after series writer Jess Winfield.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: 628's Experiment Pod.
- You Are Number Six
- Your Worst Nightmare: Remmy (#276) and Spooky (#300).