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Blythe Baxter is an aspiring fashion artist who along with her father, moved to the Big City apartment above the Littlest Pet Shop, a day-camp for pets. She has a mysterious talent on understanding and talking to animals, usually she talks to them and helps the animals to save the Pet Shop from closing down.Tropes associated with Blythe:
Minka Mark is a female pink Monkey who is a talented painter. Usually high on energy, she is an expert regarding abstract art. But the downside, Minka gets easily distracted by shiny objects, hanging out on the tire swing, or looking for something to eat.Tropes associated with Minka:
Claustrophobia: When trapped in the dumbwaiter, she suffers a panic attack, crying out that she needs space, and running around wildly. Also springs up again when rain leaves the pet stuck inside for 3 days.
Hair Decorations: She has two little beaded hair ties (baubles) around her ponytails.
Heroic BSOD: In "Bad Hair Day", she locks up when her friends pressure her into making praiseworthy art for them. It takes Russell admitting his mistake for her to finally snap out of it. Although during Russell's speech, it's implied that she was faking it in order to get the others to stop pressuring her and apologize.
Has another in "Dumb Dumbwaiter".
"I'M A SPACE MONKEY!"
Yet again in "The Expo Factor Pt. 2" when the pets were trapped inside Blythe's Kiosk.
Voiced by: Jocelyn Loewen (speaking), Laura Hastings (singing)
Penny Ling is a female white and purple Panda. She usually has a sweet and gentle demeanor, and is the most sensitive of the pets. She also loves to dress up and show off her ribbon dancing.Tropes associated with Penny:
Badass Adorable: She, with the help of Vinnie, Russell, and Sunil, manages to rescue Blythe and the other pets that were trapped on the dumbwaiter.
In "Dumb Dumbwaiter", she very quickly gets fed up with the male pets' macho act and unwillingness to listen to her, and even Vinnie quickly thinks better of crossing the angry bear determined to rescue her trapped friends no matter what.
Big Eater: She's capable of finishing off an entire fruit tray in mere seconds (as seen in "Bad Hair Day"). Also, in "Dumb Dumbwaiter," the only reason she didn't get trapped in the dumbwaiter was because she stopped to eat popcorn (off the floor) after downing an entire bowl of it.
Also if you count the fantasies, in the Sweet Shop Song, there is a scene where she takes a massive bite out of the candy table.
The beginning of the episode "War of the Weirds," starts off with the pets coming back from the vet and it's reveled that Penny Ling ate all of the cookies that were meant for everyone.
During the song in "The Secret Recipe," Zoe offers Penny Ling some popcorn and she grabs every last one in the bag in just one handful.
Break the Cutie: It's really easy to make her cry since she's so sensitive. Skunk friend Pepper learned about this the hard way in "Penny for your Laughs".
Nice Girl: She's extremely hesitant about voicing any negative opinion she may have out of fear of offending others. She's also the only one that didn't find Pepper's insult comedy funny from the get-go.
No Sense of Personal Space: At least when food is concerned, it seems. Upon seeing Sugar Sprinkles has sprinkles on her head, she licks her head without even asking if it's okay.
Small Name, Big Ego: Has shades of this from time to time. In "Mean Isn't Your Color", she fantasizes about being the center of attention at the ball, and in "Topped With Buttercream", she mentions how having the "super-cute" Buttercream around won't put so much pressure on her to be "impossibly cute."
Innocently Insensitive: Mainly in "Penny For Your Laugh." At first, she honestly doesn't realize that her new insult comedy routine can be genuinely hurtful, regardless of the insult being "just a joke." Until she inadvertently makes Penny Ling cry, that is.
In One Ear, Out The Other: In "If The Shoe Fits" she stuffs her tail in one ear, which comes out the other, to muffle Blythe and Youngmee's eardrum shattering Squees.
Joke Exhaustion: A flashback in "Penny For Your Laughs" shows her running the gag of splattering others with pistachio pudding into the ground.
"Here Zoe, you handed me a picture of a pretty skunk instead of a mirror."
Smelly Skunk: Mostly when she's anxious or upset. Sometimes subverted when she's really happy, then she actually gives off a very pleasant smell.
So Unfunny It's Funny: Frankly, a lot of the actual humor of her stand-up comes, more often than not, from how lame her jokes are and how enthusiastically she tells them.
Tomboy: It's most apparent in "Dumb Dumbwaiter". During the girls' beauty treatments, she eats the eye cucumbers, has no idea how to use powder, and uses a nail file to scratch her back. She even says "This girl stuff is fun!"
Russell Ferguson is a male orange Hedgehog and the organizer of the group. He's the one to keep everyone in the Littlest Pet Shop on track, making sure the others won't wreck it in the process. Is occasionally mistaken for a porcupine.Tropes associated with Russell:
I Am Not Weasel: From his cast gallery profile: "Russell's a hedgehog, and though he's often mistaken for a porcupine, he's happy to point out the difference." In "Blythe's Big Adventure Part One" this happens when Blythe meets him, and he comments that everyone makes that mistake.
Though averted in "Feud for thought" in which he becomes outright offended when Whiskers calls him a Porcupine.
Straight Man / Only Sane Pet: Actually played with a bit. When compared to the eccentricities of the other pets, he seems to be the only one who can ground everyone when the time calls for it. But then there are times when he shows the true extent of hisneed for organization, and it turns out to just be his own personal quirk.
Team Dad: Russell is the grounded, responsible member of the team, and looks out for his fellow pets. This becomes especially apparent in episodes like "Bad Hair Day", where he tells Minka he'll look out for her, and "Penny For Your Laughs", in which he defends Penny from Pepper's insults.
Sunil Nevla is a male blue Mongoose and wannabe stage magician. Very timid and insecure in demeanor, he enjoys performing magic, but his tricks rarely work the way he wants.Tropes associated with Sunil:
Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: When presented with them — or even imagining he's presented with them — he undergoes a complete 180 from cowardly, neurotic bumbler to fearless, unstoppable action hero.
Ambiguously Gay: He's the most flamboyant of the main male pets and has frequent Ho Yay moments with other male pets, especially Sunil. He has also shown no attraction to female pets so far. In "The Big, Feathered Parade" he even had a canon crush on another male pet. Of course, this was mostly Getting Crap Past the Radar and nothing official has been said about this.
Informed Flaw: The other pets and he himself often enough claim he's a little light in the smarts department, but he has shown little to no signs of lesser intelligence than the other pets. Compared to Zoe, who called him dumb in the first place, he's even pretty smart. He does show signs of lesser intelligence in later episodes, such as thinking Thomas Edison invented television, and asking if he and the other pets knew the meaning of "give up".
Some episodes have him as a Malaproper, such as when he says "impale" when he means "regale".
He is shown to be very simple minded at times, including asking if one of the other pets could rephrase something "using smaller words", not knowing that "concur" means "agree", and even resorting to phrases like "What he said."
In "Mean Isn't Your Color", Vinnie mentions he'd totally wear Penny's dress.
In "What Did You Say?", an Enfant Terrible kidnaps Vinnie, puts him in a pretty pink doll dress, and names him "Princess Precious". While he obviously doesn't like the girl, he seems to enjoy wearing the dress and even demands being called "Princess Precious" by the other pets in the end.
Zoe Trent is a female purple Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who is gifted at singing. A born diva, Zoe likes to be fabulous and to sing, wanting to achieve her goal as the best singer. She is one of the first animals to interact with Blythe.Tropes associated with Zoe:
The Ditz: She has her moments. She mistakes a male dog for her sister (Which, according to said sister, has happened several times before). She needs help finding a hat that's on her head. She's also admitted to sometimes forgetting she's a dog.
Whittany and Brittany are the twin daughters of Fisher Biskit, the owner of The Largest Ever Pet Shop, a much bigger and meaner pet store and Littlest Pet Shop's chief competitor. They also serve as Blythe's rivals after she declined their offers to hang out with them.Tropes associated with The Biskit Twins:
Alpha Bitches: Not ones to take 'no' for an answer, especially from someone like Blythe.
Anti Villains: Despite being rivals to Blythe, most of the time they aren't really malicious to either Blythe, her family, or even her friends.
The Atoners: Roger during his brief tenure as their butler, convinces them to be nice and help others. Which somewhat works, as they become temporarily reformed. Yet wears off halfway before the day ends, and before they could make amends with Blythe. In fact it was Blythe entering that triggered them back to normal.
Disproportionate Retribution: Their idea of handling Blythe politely declining their offers of companionship involves publicly humiliating Blythe by means of chocolate icing and cat litter.
Disproportionate Reward: Their response to Blythe standing up to Jerk Jock Vi Tannabruzzo for them is to make her their new BFF, lavishing her with gifts and treats.
Even Evil Has Standards: They may be brats, but they know good manners. In "What's in the Batter?" they call Youngmee out for yawning without covering her mouth.
Evil Is Petty: Constantly, especially more pronounced in season 2. Pretty much any time Blythe is interested in something and they find out, they jump at the chance to join in whatever she's doing just to make her look bad. This reaches new lows in the Expo two parter where they attempt to wreck her kiosk (only stopped when they hear Mrs. Twombly coming back), try to prevent her from reaching the expo, tricking her into missing her appointed photo shoot, and stealing Blythe's kiosk and naming it as their own.
Friendly Enemy: The show's promos even call them Blythe's "freaky frenemies".
Genius Ditz: They secretly have amazing math skills. By "they," we mean both of them, collectively. One can solve algebraic equations near-effortlessly, but can't understand them unless they're put in terms of clothes, while the other has no idea how to properly solve the equations, but can read them well enough to put them in terms the other can understand.
Moral Myopia: They don't think anything they ever do is wrong, and that Blythe is the mean one in their relationship. When Blythe mentions "everything they've done to [her]" in "Winter Wonder Wha...?" they react with total ignorance, thinking she's making stuff up.
Ms. Fanservice: Both of them. In the second episode, they dress in form-fitting Cat Girl outfits for camouflage, and their general design seems to invoke this.
Youngmee: You've got to grab your chance to be great when you get it! Just like Albert Einstein became great when he discovered that theory about his relatives. Just like Christopher Columbus became great when he discovered Columbus, Ohio.
Demoted to Extra: She seems to be gradually falling into this. Her role has been gradually getting more and more useless as Youngmee is Blythe's best friend whom she confides all her problems with, and Jasper is the Token Male. Sue's spotlight has been distancing from her more and more to the point where she's pretty much "That girl who hangs with them but barely has any lines and hardly does anything at all"
Drives Like Crazy: Although anyone who can absentmindedly drive into a populated subway without killing or maiming anybody (that we know of) must be a pretty good pilot.
Good Dad: He can bumble a bit, but he's very loving and he's generally on the ball.
I've Heard of That — What Is It?: Roger says he's a huge fan of the boyband "The Soul Patches" despite the fact that he knows none of their songs and has obviously never even heard of them, only saying that because he refuses to admit (Or is even outright terrified) that he's out of touch with the younger generation.
Failed a Spot Check: The pets don't seem to put a whole lot of effort into any kind of masquerade. They play cards and dice games in plain view, they constantly leave the premises, Pepper has comedy props delivered, and Russell has discharged a fire extinguisher indoors. Yet Mrs. Twombly never suspects that they're anything other than regular pets.
Buttercream Sunday is a female yellow and brown Netherland Dwarf rabbit who is good on dancing. Her owner is Youngmee Song's aunt Christie, who owns the candy shop named Sweets Delights. She is very active and hyper, but also very mischievous.Tropes associated with Buttercream:
Flanderization: In her first episode, she was reasonably coherent, even singing an entire song normally. In later episodes, she could barely put enough real words together to make herself understood by the others.
Genki Girl: All the time, except when she's calmed down.
Meaningful Name: She's covered in sugary sprinkle toppings, hence her name.
Nerves of Steel: She's so far gone, she doesn't mind being in an out-of-control truck.
Shipper on Deck: In "Secret Cupet", she uses a love spell that causes Russell to fall in love with Penny Ling, Sunil to fall in love with Pepper, and Vinnie to fall in love with Minka (which seems to be Pandering to the Fanbase). Though she comes to regret this, and she admits Russell is being immensely creepy, she immediately attempts to do it to Russell again afterwards—twice.
The editor for the fashion magazine, Tres Blasé, and the owner of Cairo. She first appears in "Alligators and Handbags".Tropes associated with Mona.
Caustic Critic: If she likes someone's work, they gain huge influence, but if she doesn't, she will chew them out. Her entire staff is afraid of her. However, it's all just an act—it weeds out the would-be designers who are not truly passionate about their work.
Motor Mouth: Due to her packed schedule, she often speaks quickly.
Mean Boss: Seeing how she is very demanding at all times, her assistant is completely run ragged to the point of near insanity, and Mona never allows days off except for very rare circumstances. Mona can be seen as this.
The owner of Largest Ever Pet Shop, a large store that compared to Littlest Pet Shop is pretty cold and soulless. He is the father of twin girls, Whitney and Brittany, whom he wishes for them to succeed academically and take over the business one day, but has to put up with their laziness and Lack of Empathy. So far, his daughters' mother has not been shown or mentioned.Tropes Associated with Fisher:
Flanderization: He was originally a calm and stoic business owner. Now he is very expressive, and makes idiotic business decisions.
Predatory Business: Despite owning a million dollar Pet Shop empire, he still sees Littlest Pet Shop as a threat and sinks as low as he can to slander them, if not drive them out of business completely.
He slides back into this in "Winter Wonder Wha...?", refusing to get Whittany and Brittany the hundreds of Christmas presents they want until they can prove to him that they can give something to someone less fortunate then they are.
Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He always tells stories about his supposed badassness, and he does admit that they are made up to Vinnie in the end, but in the moment the pets were truly in danger of being trampled, he flew the pets to safety.
An old rival of Zoe's, Pom was picked to become a professional model. While they both fought during the time they bumped into each other again, Zoe admits she cared more about winning than the actual career. They became friends ever since, even though they both admit that Pom is a total diva.Tropes associated with Madame Pom:
Hates the Job, Loves the Limelight: He claims that he is tired of being famous and fussed over, and laments the fact that the job requires his full attention all the time. But he expects everyone to wait on his hand and foot in the pet shop. So he wanted to keep the pleasant aspect of being a superstar, but not the hard work that requires it. It makes more sense when it's shown from Sunil's perspective, as the actual filming of the movie is hard and stressful.
Batman Gambit: He knows Zoe is afraid to talk to him for reasons he isn't sure of, so he pretends to flirt with Penny knowing it'll make Zoe jealous to the point where she'll force herself to finally talk to him face to face.
An octopus who got flushed into the sewers during a storm, and found his way into the Pet Shop. He hides there, only coming out at night because he's afraid of being seen. However, the evidence he leaves behind leads Blythe, Vinnie, Sunil and (especially) Russell to suspect that the shop has been invaded by a monster...Tropes associated with Ollie:
A pigeon who translates for the raccoon tribe in the park.Tropes associated with Joey:
Erudite Stoner: Joey definitely gives off this vibe, though of the New-Age Retro Hippie variant as opposed to Sugar Sprinkles's "party" variant. Both have an intimate knowledge of their home environments, though.
Glass Eye: Joey's left eye does not move with his other eye.
Hannibal Lecture: Joey attempts one to convince Sunil to stay. It works for all of two seconds.
Sunil: I do not wish to get "used to it"! I would like to go home!
Joey Featherton: What would happen there? Will your friends tell you you're a "great mongoose"? A "smart moongoose"? Well, if you stay here, these guys will tell you that every day, man.
An Indian water cobra who escapes from the Largest Ever Pet Shop, where Fisher Biskit had hoped to sell him for a lot of money. He heads for Downtown City Park, where he makes trouble for a tribe of feral raccoons—at least until Sunil confronts him.Tropes associated with Steve:
Never Smile at a Crocodile: Played straight at first, then simultaneously subverted and deconstructed, where it's revealed he used his species' fearsome reputation as a justification to be a bully, and isn't actually that malevolent inside.
Married to the Job: He takes his role as a mime very seriously that he doesn't notice Zoe's advances (Or else he does notice and simply doesn't care), as well it seems implied that he's in character 24/7.
A London-based professional cat model who appears at the International Pet Fashion Expo. She gets a musical number, "All Around the World", and also helps the pets find Blythe's kiosk after the Biskit twins steal it.Tropes Associated with Delilah:
A very friendly and energetic raccoon. He falls into a "power nap" not long after entering the day camp, which Sunil and Vinnie (Who had taken responsibility for him) tried to hide from the others.Tropes associated with Otto Von Fuzzlebutt:
Mind Rape: He had stated he was just as cynical about love as Russell was before he fell in love, implying that like Russell his had his entire personality flip-flopped. And he is never shown turning back to his old self. But then again, seeing as it wore off from Josh between episodes, the brainwashing probably eventually went away on its own.
Plot Device: He kicks off the plot of the episode by telling the other pets about the "secret cupid".
Rodents of Unusual Size: They're pretty big for hamsters, being the same size as all the other pets. They seem a little larger than Guinea Pigs if anything, which are already more than twice of size of the average hamster.
A pair of Chinchillas that the Biskit's adopted for their school's "pet appreciation day". They loved the Biskits, and wanted to be their permanent pets. With help from Blythe, Vinnie, and Penny Ling, they succeeded.Tropes associated with Cashmere and Velvet:
Uncatty Resemblance: Whiskers resembles Mr. Coyfield, and Sideburns resembles Mr. McHat. The humans' facial hair color also matches his koala's fur color with each koala wearing a miniature item of clothing identical to his owner.