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!!Titular Character

[[caption-width-right:350:''"I look once more, just around the riverbend..."'']]
->'''Voiced by:''' Irene Bedard (speaking), Judy Kuhn (singing)

The daughter of the chief of the Powhatan tribe in Virginia, she's a very adventurous young woman who is immediately intrigued by the white colonists, led by Governor Ratcliffe, who newly arrive in the New World--unlike the rest of her tribe, who fears them. She meets John Smith, one of the settlers who has made a life of adventuring and killing "savages", whom she teaches to accept people that are different than he. They eventually fall in love, but are torn apart by the distrust and violence their two people have for each other. She later becomes an emissary for her people and travels to England, where she falls in love with John Rolfe.
* AllLovingHeroine: Pocahontas strives for peace among her people and the white settlers.
* AndZoidberg: Because of her being in BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins, she sort of has a hard time blending in well with the other princesses with their pimped-out dresses. As such she is almost always the one who gets cut out of merchandise. The sequel does give her a reasonably pimped-out dress when she first arrives in England.
* ArrangedMarriage: With Kocoum. Kocoum asks for Pocahontas' hand and her father betroths her to him - she has no say in it.
* BadassPacifist: She never picks up a weapon or gets into a fight, but accomplishes a great deal without it.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: She always looks majestic and noble, and her long, silky hair is always swept perfectly back by the DramaticWind--only when she's upset or frightened do strands of it fall in front of her face.
* BerserkButton: Don't call her people "savages".
* BettyAndVeronica: And she's the Archie in both of the love triangles she's in.
** Subverted with John Smith (experienced and mysterious explorer) the "Veronica" and Kocoum (her father's best warrior) the "Betty". She is hardly interested in Kocoum in a romantic sense, preferring John Smith from the moment they met.
** Played straight in the sequel with John Smith (still the rugged, and [[TookALevelInJerkass more arrogant]] explorer from the first film) the "Veronica" and John Rolfe (a cultured, well-mannered diplomat in charge of looking after Pocahontas) the "Betty" for her "Archie". In the end, she part ways with the former because of their different goals in life (her wanting to return home, him wanting to go on more adventures) and her falling in love with the latter.
* BlitheSpirit: To John Smith, whom she shows to treat nature with respect and learn to see the joy and beauty of the surroundings, which eventually she teaches all of the settlers and her tribe.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Pocahontas does this to her father', criticizing his "path of hatred".
* CharacterDevelopment: In the sequel, Pocahontas seems to have grown after hearing of John Smith's assumed death. She keeps her independent spirit and playfulness, but is much more mature and self-assured than she was in the first film.
* TheChiefsDaughter: Follows most of the patterns, including her hand being offered in marriage to an important tribe member and her forgoing his affection for the white John Smith's, and eventually being found out for it. However, she's a bit of a variation in that she, instead of John, is the central protagonist.
* ChildrenRaiseYou: Pocahontas taught a valuable lesson to her father.
* DaddysGirl: Pocahontas is very close to her father.
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Her father would vastly prefer Kocoum, the skilled warrior, while she prefers John Smith, foreigner and "savage killer".
* DidNotGetTheGuy: In the first film, Pocahontas doesn't end up with John Smith because she wanted to stay with her father.
* DramaticWind: With her army of leaves at the ready.
* DudeMagnet: She has had three men fall in love with her: [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Kocoum]], [[BoldExplorer John Smith]], and [[SecondLove John Rolfe]].
* EarnYourHappyEnding: She was the only one who could prevent the plot from going into a bloody massacre.
* EarthyBarefootCharacter: She's very connected to nature.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: She's shown communing with several different types of animals, but her animal sidekicks are Flit the hummingbird, and Meeko the raccoon. Later Percy the pug is added.
* AGirlAndHerX: Pocahontas, by the end of the first movie, has 3 animal besties:
** A Girl And Her Hummingbird: Flit is her personal bodyguard.
** A Girl And Her Pug: [[HairTriggerTemper Even Percy]] [[CharacterDevelopment took such a liking to her that he willingly stayed, leaving behind his pampered life.]]
** A Girl And Her Raccoon: Pocahontas has known Meeko her entire life.
* GoThroughMe: Near the end, when Pocahontas shields John Smith from the attempted blows of her father's club:
-->'''Pocahontas:''' If you kill him, you'll have to kill me, too!\\
'''Powatan:''' Daughter, stand back!!\\
'''Pocahontas: ''I won't!''''' I love him, Father.
* HelloNurse: Certainly John Smith's reaction when he first lays eyes on her.
* HeroicSecondWind: [[spoiler:After she finds her true path.]]
* IndianMaiden: She spends the movie attempting to prevent war between her tribe and the european settlers. Her first scene (cannoeing) shows her to be athletic and she falls for the thrill seeking European John Smith. In the sequel, she goes over to Europe for diplomacy.
* InexplicablyAwesome: Her shamanic powers go unnoticed for most of the characters, but she actually accomplishes quite the feats with them; she talks to trees, summons up spirits, leaps over ravines through what looks like nigh-levitation, and learns English within three seconds.
* InkSuitActor: Of Irene Bedard. This is why she's inexplicably a completely different ethnicity than the rest of her village.
* IWantSong: "Just Around The Riverbend".
* MalignedMixedMarriage: While not a marriage, John and Pocahontas' relationship was not accepted because they were of different races who hated each other.
* MeaningfulName: Pocahontas means "little mischief" or "the naughty one" in Powhatan language.
* NiceGirl: She's very friendly and polite, and doesn't flaunt her aforementioned InexplicablyAwesome powers.
* NobleSavage: The second half of the movie is mostly teaching John Smith about how to be one with nature and appreciate the beauty of it.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: In comparison of the Disney Princesses, Pocahontas looks more stylistically drawn (Smaller, realistically proportionate eyes, lankier limbs, and taller height).
* OfficialCouple: With John Smith. The first movie and most merchandise and other Disney media portray her with John Smith, even though the sequel hooks her up with John Rolfe, her historical husband, whom she is never seen with in merchandising or in other media.
* OutdoorsyGal: She's very InHarmonyWithNature.
* PimpedOutDress: In the sequel, and as part of some Franchise/DisneyPrincess merchandise.
* ThePowerOfLove: Utilizes it to stop a genocidal war.
* ProtagonistTitle: '''Pocahantas'''.
* RapunzelHair: She has long raven-black hair, falling easily to her hips.
* RebelliousPrincess: She laughs at her father's assumption that the river is steady. See also MeaningfulName above.
* RuleOfSymbolism: DVD commentary states that the wind that travels around her is meant to be the spirit of her [[MissingMom deceased mother.]]
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Her two main love interests ([[BlueIsHeroic John Smith]] and [[RedIsHeroic John Rolfe]]) were decent, brave {{Nice Guy}}s.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: In the sequel ''Disney/PocahontasIIJourneyToANewWorld''. In real life, she died during her stay in England.
* SpiritedYoungLady: Pocahontas is courageous, opinionated and spirited.
* StarCrossedLovers: With John Smith. While they love each other, their relationship is inevitably doomed at the end of movie.
* StatuesqueStunner: Definitely (alongside Aurora of Sleeping Beauty), the tallest of the Disney Princesses.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: According to her father, she takes after her mother.
* TemptingFate: "Should I choose the smoothest course?" She should not.
* ThrillSeeker: Her eyes positively light up (contrasted humorously with the absolute terror of Meeko) when she's about to paddle down a large waterfall. Prior to that there was the dive off an extremely high cliff.
* TomboyPrincess: She's athletic, scales mountains, climbs trees, jumps off cliffs, and steers her canoe into turbulent waters. After Merida, she's probably one of the most tomboyish Princesses.
* TookALevelInBadass: Under the guidance of Grandmother Willow, she goes from whining about her problems and sitting around, to taking action and defying her well-intentioned but ''very'' authoritative father.
* TragicKeepsake: Her deceased mother's necklace. Even more so after Kocoum destroys it while falling to his death.
* UnexpectedSuccessor: It's implied that she is taking Kocoum's place as her father's successor, especially in the closing scene.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: The only person in the entire movie, besides Grandmother Willow, to understand that war is not a plausible option, as it will leave both sides devastated and farther away from a peaceful resolve. Her father comes close to saying this trope word for word describing her. "My daughter speaks with wisdom beyond her years."
* YoungerThanSheLooks: Many fans indicate her age as 25 years old, enabling her romance with Smith (close to his thirties in this adaptation) furthermore. In actuality, the fact that she was still unmarried makes her 18 years old at best. Ironically, the real life figure she was based on was 11-12 years old at the time this story (allegedly) took place.


[[folder:John Smith]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''[[BlatantLies "I've been through worse scrapes than this. Can't think of any right now, but..."]]'']]
->'''Voiced by:''' [[HilariousInHindsight Mel Gibson]]

John Smith is a young 19-year-old English explorer who is shown to already be a legend when he first appears, as Thomas mentions that there are "amazing stories about him." He is well known for his exploits as an explorer, not to mention his success at fighting "savages".
* ActionHero: An adventurer at heart.
* AerithAndBob: John and Pocahontas. Inverted in that in one scene he comments on how strange all the Native names sound to him, but Pocahontas thinks the same about ''his'' name.
* AnimalMotifs: Eagles, seen most prominently in "Colors of the Wind" -- he and Pocahontas are seen holding eagles and a symbol of an eagle is shaped on his chest via shadows and light.
* TheAtoner: He became a significantly better person towards the end, mostly because of Pocahontas' influence.
* BadassInCharge: Is a Captain.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Just compare the Adonis-like and good-natured John Smith to the main villain, [[FatBastard Ratcliffe]].
* BettyAndVeronica:
** In the first film, he is the "Veronica" (experienced and mysterious explorer) to Kocoum's "Betty" (Powhatan's best warrior) for Pocahontas's "Archie". Subverted since she makes it clear she's interested in John Smith.
** Played straight in the sequel with him as the "Veronica" again (he's still the rugged, and [[TookALevelInJerkass more arrogant]] explorer from the first film) to John Rolfe's "Betty" (a cultured, well-mannered diplomat in charge of looking after Pocahontas) for Pocahontas's Betty. In the end, she part ways with the former because of their different goals in life (her wanting to return home, him wanting to go on more adventures) and her falling in love with the latter.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Thomas. He is very protective over him.
* BigBrotherMentor: Also towards Thomas. Smith serves as Thomas's mentor and teaches him how to shoot properly. "Both eyes open."
* BlueIsHeroic: His trademark outfit is styled blue and he's the deuteragonist.
* BoldExplorer: Smith's explorations of the new Virginia Territory are how he met Pocahontas in the first place. During the song "Mine, Mine, Mine", he sings of how he's never seen a wilder, more challenging land than Virginia and how he doesn't plan to miss any of its dangers.
* BreakTheHaughty: He is forced to see the negative implications of his original behavior.
%%* TheCaptain
* CharacterDevelopment: Goes from pointing his gun at Pocahontas to trying his hardest ''not'' to kill Kocoum, a ''very'' strong warrior, who attacked ''him.''
* ChickMagnet: Even ''Grandmother Willow'' tried to hit on him.
* CloserToEarth: Especially next to [[SissyVillain Ratcliffe]], he is a far more competent, wise and benevolent leader. He pales in comparison to Pocahontas, however, who tries ''very'' hard to put him off his self-righteous attitude. It works.
* ColorMotifs: Blue -- not only is it his clothes' main color scheme, it also represents his [[BlueIsHeroic heroism]] throughout the story.
* {{Deuteragonist}} The second main focus in the first movie, but is a tritagonist in the sequel.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Saving Thomas while others were willing to consider him lost.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Subverted. While he remains calm and composed about his upcoming execution in the third act, he has no real reason to do so and while being marched to his execution, he clearly hates every second of it.
* FirstLove: To Pocahontas. By the sequel, they decides to part ways due to different priorities and the fact that she fell in love with [[SecondLove John Rolfe]].
* FirstNameBasis: With Pocahontas and Thomas. Everyone else calls him by his surname.
* GentlemanAdventurer: He's more interested in exploring than mining for gold.
* HeelFaceTurn: Somewhat. While not a bad guy at heart, his intentions to steal the Virginian land and [[WhiteMansBurden "civilize" the "savages"]] are mildly villainous at worst and thoroughly short-sighted and inconsiderate at best. Pocahontas turns him around to make him realize the natives are fine on their own, and the land does not, in fact, belong to the British.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Takes a bullet for Chief Powhatan when Radcliffe is going to shoot him.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Thomas. He has a strong BigBrotherInstinct towards Thomas.
* HiddenDepths: "I've never really belonged anywhere." Which gives a whole new meaning to the entire exploring obsession he has.
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: The real John Smith was a short, portly, brown-haired, bearded man.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: To the point where critics agree this is the version of John Smith the ''actual'' Smith would have wanted history to see him as. The real Smith wrote boastful accounts of his adventures, in which he spun fact into legend and portrayed himself as a Franchise/JamesBond[=-like=] figure. One of the reasons historians doubt the story about Pocahontas saving his life is that that's one of ''three times'' he claimed to have been rescued by a native woman. Either native women really had a thing for him or he was a rather uncreative writer. Also, John Smith was much more of a {{Jerkass}}, with one of his well-documented actions being taking a Native leader captive so that the leader's tribe would provide him with plentiful resources.
* IComeInPeace: Incredibly subverted, and not even in WeComeInPeaceShootToKill terms. One is left to wonder ''just what'' he might've done if Pocahontas hadn't been a girl.
* InnocentBigot: His beliefs about the Natives at the beginning of the movie are just the stereotypes that everyone else aboard the ship believes. He comes to see the error of his ways fairly quickly.
* LoveAtFirstSight: With Pocahontas. It's clear that the very first time John lays eyes on her, he almost instantly falls in love.
* LoveRedeems: His love for Pocahontas is what teaches him that the Natives are people who deserve his respect, and that [[HeelRealization the British are wrong]] for treating them like vermin who need to be exterminated.
* MadeOfIron: After taking a bullet for Chief Powhatan, he survives a several-month-long voyage back to England before receiving proper medical care.
* NiceGuy: It takes some time to come to the surface, but at heart he is quite understanding, friendly and interested in other cultures. Grandmother Willow cunningly remarks that he has a good soul.
* NobleMaleRoguishMale: In the sequel, he's the rugged, exploring Roguish Male to John Rolfe's cultured, diplomat Noble Male.
* SmallNameBigEgo: At first. He mellows out after meeting Pocahontas.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Pocahontas. While they love each other, their relationship is inevitably doomed.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:Ratcliffe tries to shoot Powhatan, but John takes the shot.]]
%%* TookALevelInBadass
* TookALevelInJerkass: While he was bigoted towards the Native Americans, it was more out of insensitivity than actual malice and he quickly wised up after meeting Pocahontas. In the sequel, he acts more arrogant like his real-life counterpart.
* WhiteMansBurden: Initially. After talking to Pocahontas, he realizes that the Natives don't really need their help.
* YouAreWorthHell: The premise of ''If I Never Knew You''.
-->'''John Smith''': [[TearJerker I'd rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you.]]

[[folder:Chief Powhatan]]
[[caption-width-right:232:''"You must choose your own path."'']]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RussellMeans (speaking), Creator/JimCummings (singing)

Chief Powhatan, as his title states, is the chief of the Powhatan tribe and Pocahontas' father.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Under his genuinely nice and peaceful demeanor, he is revealed to be quite an effective leader. In fact, his opening scene has him coming back from winning a ''war''.
* CharacterDevelopment: He is initially prejudiced towards the white settlers, but later changes his ways thanks to Pocahontas.
* DisappointedInYou: "Because of your foolishness, [[spoiler:Kocoum is dead]]!"
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Only known as the Chief of the tribe he leads.
* FantasyForbiddingFather: Well, he doesn't outright forbid Pocahontas' dreams, but he doesn't like her rejection of Kocoum.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: The real-life Powhatan was nothing short of a genuine {{Jerkass}} - despite naming Pocahontas his favorite daughter, he did not try to save her once she was kidnapped by the English. As John Rolfe, she berated him greatly for this decision and it made ''her'' decide to stay with the British. [[note]]Alternatively, this could be an inaccurate representation of history - one could argue Powhatan had his reasons not to attack the British camp for just one of his seventy children when there was a war at hand. But then again, this is up for historical debate.[[/note]]
* InkSuitActor: Chief Powhatan's physical appearance was likewise inspired by his voice actor Russell Means.
* MeddlingParents: Did he really give Pocahontas a choice on marrying Kocoum? Russell Means cited this as being against the Native American tradition of always listening to your children, but stated the film redeemed itself in the scene where Pocahontas talks her father down, saying it was very realistic that a Native American dad would drop everything and seriously consider their children's words.
* NiceGuy: Generally a wise leader and a good father.
* OpenMindedParent: After he realizes John Smith really was a good guy, he has no problems with Pocahontas kissing John Smith right in front of him.
* PapaWolf: Among the more powerful Disney dads, including [[Disney/TheLionKing Mufasa]] and [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid King Triton]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: At least until the death of [[spoiler:Kocoum]], after which his xenophobia overtakes his wise side.
* ShipperOnDeck: He wanted Pocahontas to consider marrying Kocoum.
* WhatTheHellHero: Pocahontas calls him out on his actions in her speech.
* YouAreGrounded: When he tells Pocahontas she should have stayed in the village.

[[caption-width-right:300:''"I thought I was doing the right thing."'']]
->'''Voiced by:''' Michelle St. John

Nakoma is a member of the Powhatan Indian tribe and is best friends with Pocahontas.
* BareYourMidriff: She has a crop top and skirt that shows only her midriff.
* BrutalHonesty: Nakoma is very honest and blunt, but means well.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Pocahontas. They have been best friends since childhood.
* DemotedToExtra: In the sequel, her role is marginally smaller than the first movie.
* {{Foil}}: Nakoma's personality is a foil to that of her best friend. While Pocahontas is more free-spirited and mischievous, Nakoma usually tries to be more serious and responsible.
* NiceGirl: Friendly, caring, generous, considerate, and protective.
* NotSoAboveItAll: She does eventually give in and laugh at Pocahontas toppling her canoe over.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue to Pocahontas' Red. She's level-headed and responsible, while Pocahontas is free-spirited and mischievous.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: A lot more interested in finding good men to marry than Pocahontas.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Despite trying to do the right thing, sending Kocoum after Pocahontas didn't end up being a great decision.

[[folder:Grandmother Willow]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Listen with your heart. You will understand."'']]
->'''Voiced by:''' Linda Hunt

Grandmother Willow is a sentient weeping willow tree that serves as an adviser to Pocahontas.
* BigGood: Of the first movie. Doubles with TheMentor as she does teach the main characters some really valuable lessons.
* BreakoutCharacter: She is most often seen on ''Pocahontas'' merchandise and posters. She seems to be one of the only characters that is generally liked regardless of people's opinions on the movie she is in.
* CoolOldLady: She is clearly a very old tree, but is very good-humored and understanding.
* DemotedToExtra: Only appears in one short scene in the sequel, right before Pocahontas leaves for London. {{Justified|Trope}} because the sequel is set in London, far away from her location.
* HyperAwareness: Probably comes with being a spirit of nature.
* MoralityChain: She teaches John Smith a lesson about getting things done.
-->'''Grandmother Willow:''' Sometimes, the right path is not the easiest one.
* NatureSpirit: Either that, or the lingering spirit of an actual deceased member of the tribe, who has manifested herself in a tree.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Effectively disposes of Ben and Lon when they come looking for John.
* NiceGirl: She is sweet, kind, loving, motherly, inspiring, caring, and spiritual.
* ParentalSubstitute: For Pocahontas. She gives her the advice a mother would normally give her daughter.
* RearWindowWitness: [[spoiler:Kocoum's death]] happened right in front of her. The film doesn't make it seem like she saw it, however.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Pocahontas and John, ''instantly''. She even agrees that Kocoum is so ''serious''.
* SpiritAdvisor: She manifests herself in an animate tree. She is apparently visible only to Pocahontas, her animal friends and, later, John Smith.
* WhenTreesAttack: For Ben and Lon. [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Their reaction]] was pretty logical.
* WiseTree: She acts as a spiritual guide to Pocahontas throughout the film.

[[caption-width-right:350:''"Both eyes open..."'']]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ChristianBale

Thomas serves as John Smith's best friend, fellow soldier, accomplice, and sidekick in the film.
* {{Adorkable}}: For being naive, inexperienced, clumsy, and frequently picked on by Ratcliffe.
* AntiVillain: Type IV. He's not a villain at all, and he only [[spoiler:shoots Kocoum to save John's life]].
* BigNo: Standing up to [[BigBad Ratcliffe]] of all people was pretty epic on his part.
* BreakTheCutie: After being insulted for being a poor sailor, soldier, and shooter throughout most of the movie, when the poor guy finally becomes more competent and thinks he's doing right by [[spoiler:shooting Kocoum to save John's life]], he only manages to make things worse.
* ButtMonkey: Thomas throughout 3/4 of the movie--he nearly drowns (mere minutes into the movie), is clumsy, can't shoot and is manipulated by Ratcliffe.
* CharacterDevelopment: Thomas learns to [[GrewASpine stand up to Ratcliffe]] and becomes [[TookALevelInBadass a more experienced adventurer.]]
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He doesn't appear in the sequel.
* CoolBigBro: In the opening sequence, he can be seen saying goodbye to his parents and his younger sister.
* DidntThinkThisThrough: Apparently, [[spoiler:killing a man as a part of shooting him]] never occurred to him.
%%* ForcedIntoEvil
* GrewASpine: After being generally incompetent and obedient throughout most of the story, Thomas stands up to Ratcliffe at the end and takes command after John is shot.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Subverted. He is not a villain and he is ineffective for the most part, but the instant he does become effective, he screws the plot over.
* InkSuitActor: Christian Bale said that the animators sketched him so they could model Thomas's movements off his.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Though they are a darker shade than the typical "baby blue".
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:After shooting Kocoum.]]
* NaiveNewcomer: By a very loose interpretation of this trope, arguably the rest of the English colonists qualify as well. They were greatly misinformed or uninformed about the realities of the New World.
* NiceGuy: He's John's innocent and well-meaning best friend.
* NiceHat: Seen being put on his head by his little sister at the beginning, returned to him after he is fished out of the sea, and worn by him throughout almost the entire movie.
* RedheadInGreen: The only settler, in fact, who wears this color. Can also be seen as ColorCodedForYourConvenience, representing his naivete.
* SympatheticMurderer: [[spoiler:He shoots Kocoum only because the man was very clearly doing his utmost to kill John.]]
* TeensAreShort: ''Much'' shorter than the statuesque Pocahontas.
* TookALevelInBadass: For most of the film, he is fairly incompetent, being a poor sailor, soldier, and shooter. But, by the end of the film, he is able to take leadership among the settlers and have Ratcliffe arrested, after Ratcliffe showed his true colors when he inadvertently shot John.
%%* UnexpectedSuccessor: Looks like it.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler:He shot Kocoum, which almost leads to a war between the colonials and the natives.]]

[[folder:John Rolfe]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Billy Zane

John Rolfe is a dashing young English diplomat in service to King James.
* BerserkButton: He becomes absolutely ''pissed'' when John Smith accused him of not caring about Pocahontas.
-->'''John Rolfe:''' Don't you ''dare'' say I don't care about her!
* BettyAndVeronica: The "Betty" (a cultured, well-mannered diplomat in charge of looking after Pocahontas) to John Smith's "Veronica" (he's still the rugged, and [[TookALevelInJerkass more arrogant]] explorer from the first film) for Pocahontas's "Archie". In the end, she part ways with the former because of their different goals in life (her wanting to return home, him wanting to go on more adventures) and her falling in love with the latter.
* BodyguardCrush: Sort of. Technically, Uttamatomakkin (or "Uti" for short) is Pochontas's bodyguard, assigned by Chief Powhatan to watch over Pocahontas, but it's John Rolfe's responsibility to bring her to England to see King James and Queen Anne. When Rolfe guards Pocahontas from the rough crew on the ship, he explains that he's "honor-bound" to protect her. This may have been when they began to fall in love.
* CulturedBadass: A dashing young English diplomat in service to King James who is also an expert swordsman.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: The second main focus in ''Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World''.
* {{Foil}}: To John Smith. Rolfe is refined and sophisticated diplomat, while Smith is a rugged, adventurous explorer who is [[TookALevelInBadass way more badass in the sequel]] (not that John Rolfe isn't a badass--[[CulturedBadass he is]]).
* HeroesPreferSwords: He is quite handy with a sword/rapier.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: In real life, John Rolfe agonized over the "moral repercussions" of marrying Pocahontas "a heathen". In this version, John Rolfe didn't think like that all and only didn't initiate a relationship with her because he thought that she was still in love with John Smith.
* NiceGuy: Brave, kind, generous, courageous, caring, polite, and selfless.
* NiceHat: His first scene has him wearing a brown hat with a yellow feather.
* OfficialCouple: He and Pocahontas become a couple by the end of the sequel.
* NobleMaleRoguishMale: The cultured, diplomat Noble Male to John Smith's rugged, exploring Roguish Male.
* RedIsHeroic: He is dressed in a red noble uniform and is one of the good guys.
* SecondLove: He becomes this for Pocahontas after things don't work out between her and John Smith.
* UptightLovesWild: While not entirely a stiff, John Rolfe is more reserved and mellow than the adventurous and curious Pocahontas. Compared to the rest of London society, he's practically laid-back.


[[folder:Governor Ratcliffe]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Think how they'll squirm when they see how I glitter!"'']]
->'''Voiced by:''' David Ogden Stiers

Governor Ratcliffe is the main antagonist of the film.
* AmbiguouslyBi: Nowhere near as flamboyant as Wiggins, but it's heavily implied they're a couple. Given that he outright fantasizes about court ladies swooning over him, he's most likely CampStraight.
* AntagonisticGovernor: Racist, classist, and an all-around asshole. [[KarmaHoudini Manages to escape punishment]] after the events of the first movie because of his [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections social status]] and [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney wealth.]]
* AuthorityInNameOnly: Although he does command the mission, he isn't very highly regarded back in England. Not at all, actually.
* BadassBoast: Radcliffe is constantly making threats.
* BadassCape: Part of his outfit in "Savages".
%%* BadassInCharge: He's a Governor.
%%* BadassMustache: Sports an impressive one.
* BadBoss: Radcliffe has shown that he is not very nice to his men and treats them horribly, especially Thomas.
* BavarianFireDrill: Waging war against the natives. Sure, Smith was in very real mortal peril (although there was no way Pocahontas was going to let him die), but Ratcliffe actually didn't give a rat's ass about Smith's life. In fact, Ratcliffe wanted to rid himself of Smith. Also, he ordered for anyone who wouldn't shoot a native at sight to be hanged for treason. So by his own laws, Smith would have to be considered a bloody traitor.
* BigBad: While hatred and xenophobia come from both sides of the conflict, Ratcliffe is the one who advances them the most. His greed and "ItsAllAboutMe" attitude do him no favors.
* CardCarryingVillain: It is pretty obvious that Radcliffe does not have good intentions.
* ClassicVillain: A combination of Greed and Wrath. Radcliffe wants to own land and have everything that he desires. He desires to control everything and have everything. He is also a bigot and a racist and exhibits hateful behavior towards Natives, so much that he wants to eradicate them.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He leads an expedition to Virginia to find gold. His EvilPlan is to colonize the Native Americans.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Wears purple, and later, dark red-shining black. Though the purple is at least a bit ironic, since that ''was'' the color for nobility and royalty.
* DarkIsEvil: Wears darker clothing with purple.
* DeadpanSnarker: Radcliffe is very sarcastic and snide.
* EvilBrit: Ratcliffe is a pretty typical illustration of British bureaucracy from the 1500s. He's also the BigBad.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler:When Powhatan opts not to kill John Smith and the rest of his tribe stands down in an act of peace, Ratcliffe immediately sees it as a chance for him and his men to attack. The rest of his crew spell it out to him that they don't want to fight, but he refuses to listen, snags a rifle and attempts to shoot Chief Powhatan in cold blood. John Smith intervenes and gets shot by the bullet instead, and Ratcliffe acts genuinely shocked that Smith would sacrifice his life like that.]]
* EvilColonialist: Since he's a racist, money-obsessed warmonger, it's no surprise that he rapidly becomes this trope.
* EvilCounterpart: To Powhatan. Both are commanders of a group of warriors and both have someone prone to overshadowing them (Smith for Ratcliffe, Kocoum for Powhatan). What really sets Ratcliffe apart from Powhatan is his motivation; greed and expansion as opposed to preservation and protection.
* EvilIsBigger: Due to his FatBastard status, he's much bigger than the heroes.
* EvilIsHammy: Everything about Radcliffe is over the top.
* EvilIsPetty: A xenophobic and horrifyingly racist elitist bastard, and a bully to Thomas.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He is quite calm and collected for most of the two films, but he's also a very cruel and ruthless man.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Well, if your GetRichQuickScheme was to find gold in Virginia, it is. While Ratcliffe was sold on the lie by the Virginia Company, his behavior once they get there is still inexcusable.
* FatBastard: He's an obese, racist, xenophobic, greedy asshole who completely abuses his power and bullies his underlings, using his friendship with King James to avoid any form of consequence.
* FatIdiot: He displays extreme bigotry and ignorance almost constantly. The whole expedition started because he thought he'd dig up gold in Virginia.
* FeudalOverlord: A rare non-BlueBlood example. He orders the settlers to build a fortress, burn down trees and attack the natives, all to dig up gold which isn't actually present. He didn't have permission by any member of the royal family to do this.
* {{Greed}}: He is unbelievably greedy, as evidenced by his insatiable craving for gold.
* HateSink: He's a [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain racist]], elitist asshole who is [[ItsAllAboutMe motivated entirely by greed and his social status]], looks down on his men as expendable tools, is willing to commit genocide as part of his agenda, and has no sympathetic qualities at all.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: The real John Ratcliffe seems to have been more foolishly trusting than villainous. By the way, he was tortured to death (flayed alive, actually) by the Powhatan Indians, who seem to have received a bit of a HistoricalHeroUpgrade in the movie.
* IfIWereARichMan: Combined with IJustWantToBeSpecial. His VillainSong implausibly denies he's bitter, but he'd love to see his rich rivals squirm once he gets back home.
* ImplausibleDeniability: Denies to himself that there is no gold, just to reassure himself he won't have to return to England having failed his last assignment.
* IronicEcho: "And he came so highly recommended." Ratcliffe says it of Wiggins after perceiving the latter to be inept; Wiggins utters the very same line tearfully after seeing Ratcliffe being taken away for his crimes.
* ItsAllAboutMe: "This is MY land! I make the rules here!" He did absolutely ''nothing'' besides shooting Nanutek.
* {{Jerkass}}: Obnoxious, selfish, racist and all-around unpleasant.
* KickTheDog: His constant belittling of Thomas counts as this.
* LargeAndInCharge: He's the FatBastard leader of the English settlers.
* MoralEventHorizon: Crosses it by [[spoiler:trying to shoot Chief Powhatan]], ''in-universe''. For the audience, he could have crossed the line way earlier for his disregard of other cultures and their significance, but to be fair, every single British person in the movie (and all but one of the natives for that matter) thought like that.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: ''Rat''cliffe. He's actually a composite of a few historical figures, but the writers named him after Ratcliffe rather than the ones he more closely resembles specifically because they liked the association.
* NiceHat: Always seen wearing a hat as part of his attire.
* OhCrap: The look on his face when [[spoiler:Smith takes the bullet for Powhatan. Not from any actual remorse, but when your ''cassus belli'' was to avenge the settlers' admired captain and you wind up shooting him yourself...]]
* PetTheDog: Very small one, but during the "Savages" song, when he and the settlers rush up to "save" John Smith, his expression of horror does appear to be sincere.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Although it had to be toned down, since this is a Disney movie, he still advocates for the deaths of the Indians and refers to them only as "savages".
* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler:In the sequel, the court believes Ratcliffe's version of events because his social standing is higher than John Smith's.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: To Thomas.
-->'''Ratcliffe''': Oh, and Thomas... you've been a slipshod sailor and a ''poor'' excuse for a soldier. ''[[DisappointedInYou Don't]]'' [[DisappointedInYou disappoint me again.]]
* SissyVillain: [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick "Remember when Disney used to make COOL villains?"]] It's mostly his vanity, social climbing, and mannerisms that make him appear sissy. He's more than willing to lead the settlers into battle himself.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He shows great confidence, despite the fact that his fellow members of the court consider him a "pathetic social climber".
* SmugSnake: Overconfident? Check. Sarcastic? Check. Not that much of a villain? Double check.
%%* SocialClimber
* VillainSong: ''Mine, Mine, Mine'' and most of ''Savages''.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Doubles for a ZeroPercentApprovalRating. While his men and underlings greatly trust and admire him [[spoiler:at least at first]], everyone in the palace, as Wiggins denotes, thinks of him as a pathetic social climber, whose last chance of glory is a semi-prestitious journey they actually deem doomed to fail. Ratcliffe even fantasizes about proving those "royal backstabbers" wrong by returning with tons of gold.

[[caption-width-right:350:''"I like gruel."'']]
->'''Voiced by:''' David Ogden Stiers

Wiggins is the (former) tertiary antagonist. He was Governor Ratcliffe's manservant.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Although you may just wanna drop the "ambiguous" part.
* BreakTheCutie: It's PlayedForLaughs, but after Ratcliffe is arrested, Wiggins is shown crying, lamenting "And he came so highly recommended."
* BrutalHonesty: "Oh yes, that you're a pathetic social climber."
* BumblingSidekick: He's definitely a simpleton for Ratcliffe, but is quite capable and efficient in his duties.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: While Ratcliffe is still in the sequel as the main antagonist, Wiggins is not even mentioned.
* CloudCuckoolander: At times, he's pretty spacey.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: "Ooh, gift baskets!"
* TheDitz: Generally dimwitted, though he does have moments of brilliance.
* TheDragon: More like dragon wannabe, for Ratcliffe.
* DumbassHasAPoint: When Ratcliffe asks why the Indians attacked them, Wiggins says, "Because we invaded their land and cut down their trees and dug up their earth?"
* FatAndSkinny: The Skinny to Ratcliffe's Fat.
* IronicEcho: "And he came so highly recommended."
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: To Ratcliffe. While his boss is a bad guy, Wiggins is not evil at all, just clueless and foolish.
* NiceGuy: Never personally hated the Natives and in fact proposed that if they should meet them, they could give them some gift baskets as a greeting. He's also one of the only characters who's nice to Percy.
* NonActionGuy: Particularly evident when you compare him to the other settlers, who are all manly looking.
* ShooOutTheClowns: Is briefly seen securing Ratcliffe's armor during the beginning notes of "Savages", before disappearing and only reappearing in the final scene to comment on Ratcliffe's betrayal.
* SissyVillain: Leave out the "villain" part.
* UnusualEars: He has noticeably PointyEars, most likely to make him look even more goofy-looking.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: By means of making a joke, he inadvertently inspires Ratcliffe's theory of the Natives harboring the gold for themselves.
* VileVillainLaughableLackey: He's the manservant to the BigBad, but is, ironically, possibly the ''nicest'' of the settlers in the film.
* YesMan: Through most of the movie Wiggins is seen following Ratcliffe's banal orders.


->'''Voiced by:''' John Kassir

Meeko is a raccoon and one of Pocahontas' animal friends.
* BigEater: As lampshaded by John Smith:
-->'''John Smith''': Is this bottomless pit a friend of yours?
* CartoonyTail: Meeko has a tail that looks really thick at the base and tapers to a fine point, whereas real raccoons usually have tails with a blunt tip or have one that at least doesn't taper so much.
* ChekhovsGunman: Steals John Smith's compass early in the movie. [[spoiler:When he returns it to Pocahontas, she is left to realize that it is the spinning arrow from her dream and thus pointing her toward her destiny of saving John Smith.]]
* EvilGloating: Meeko does this all the time. Unlike most who practice this, Meeko is able to get away with it and still win.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Turns ''Flit'' into this, in order to fight off Percy.
* IsItSomethingYouEat: His reaction to anything John Smith hands him. If it's not to eat, he'll hoard it.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He acts like a jerk to both Flit and Percy. But, he's loyal to Pocahontas, and he has his nice moments even towards Percy in both movies.
* KleptomaniacHero: Meeko's kleptomania is mostly limited towards food or anything that looks like it could be food.
* LeaveTheTwoLovebirdsAlone: Does this to Flit.
* LoyalAnimalCompanion: To Pocahontas. He's the one who helps her and John Smith get together, and [[spoiler:brings his compass to her so she knows where to go to save him in the film's climax.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: Towards Percy. Whenever Percy has the chance to eat something, Meeko is always there to snatch it away from him. On one occasion, after he hoards a pile of bones intended for the two of them to share, Meeko [[ThrowTheDogABone offers a single bone to Percy.]] Then he breaks it and offers him a ''smaller'' piece, before finally [[YankTheDogsChain eating it just as Percy was about to grab it]].
* NonHumanSidekick: One of Pocahontas' animal friends.
* PetTheDog: When Kocoum is shot dead by Thomas, Meeko comforts Percy.
* RascallyRaccoon: When stealing Percy's food.
* ShipperOnDeck: For John Smith and Pocahontas, because John feeds him ship's biscuits.
* TheTrickster: Enjoys messing with others, particularly [[ButtMonkey Percy]].

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FrankWelker

Flit is a ruby-throated hummingbird who is a friend of Pocahontas.

* ButtMonkey: Despite his caution and practical edge. He is often comically abused by Meeko, almost ''drowns'', and John Smith later catches him in a cookie, which was virtually inescapable for him.
* JawDrop: Alongside Meeko when Pocahontas learns English.
* NiceGuy: A loyal animal companion, and probably the most likeable animal character of the film; although that's not saying much, as the others are a racoon who is a ManipulativeBastard, and a dog who seems [[DesignatedVillain expected to be viewed as a bad guy]] due to initially being loyal to the movie's villain.
* PluckyComicRelief: Serves as this for the film.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: An adorable hummingbird.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: He's a small hummingbird.
* TheStraightMan: To Meeko's antics.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: How does he still tolerate hanging out with Meeko?

->'''Voiced by:''' Danny Mann

Percy is the pug of Governor Ratcliffe.
* ButtMonkey: Usually gets the receiving end of Meeko's tricks.
* TheChewToy: It would seem that pretty much the entire universe started to completely hate him as soon as he landed in America. He's quite frequently tripping, falling from high heights, or smashing into things, all because he happens to be the [[DesignatedVillain villain's dog]] [[spoiler: at least before he switches owners]]. However, no one likes torturing him more than Meeko the raccoon.
* EmpathyPet: After becoming Pocahontas's pet.
* HairTriggerTemper: Percy is very quick to anger, but he has a longer fuse than most people on the list. Plus, there is generally a very good reason for him to get angry.
* HeelFaceTurn: Unsurprisingly, his loyalties shift to Pocahontas once Grandmother Willow shuts him up. He still doesn't quite like Meeko though.
* HeroicBSOD: Percy gets one after witnessing a talking tree and a murder in quick succession.
* PerpetualFrowner: In the beginning. He grows out of it, though.

!!Other Characters
[[caption-width-right:350:He's so ''serious''.]]
->'''Voiced by:''' James Apaumut Fall

Kocoum is Chief Powhatan's strongest warrior and fought bravely in the battle against the Massawomecks.
* TheAce: Considered to be Chief Powhatan's best warrior and is noted to be quite handsome.
* AnimalMotifs: Bears. He has a pair of bear pawprints colored in red at the beginning of the story by Powhatana and then there's the line from the Chief that Kocoum "fought with the strength of a bear".
* AntiVillain: Type III. He's not a bad guy, is protective of his people, and loves Pocahontas. When Kocoum spots John Smith and Pocahontas together kissing, he becomes consumed by jealousy and attacks Smith.
* BettyAndVeronica: The "Betty" (Powhatan's best warrior) to John Smith's "Veronica" (experienced and mysterious explorer) for Pocahontas's "Archie". Subverted since she makes it clear from the start that she's hardly interested in Kocoum in a romantic sense, preferring John Smith from the moment they met.
* TheComicallySerious: Many comment that Kocoum is "so serious".
* CrazyJealousGuy: From his point of view, one of the white invaders that shot his friend in the leg was defiling his fiancée. But if he had just yelled "HEY!" instead of immediately trying to knife him, things would have been--probably awkward and unpleasant, but not deadly.
* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler:Courtesy of Thomas.]]
* {{Foil}}: To John Smith. Both are great warriors who are immensely popular with their people and fall in love with Pocahontas. An interesting contrast that shows up if one is to bring in ''Disney/PocahontasIIJourneyToANewWorld'' is the reaction each man has to losing her. Pocahontas was set by her father to marry Kocoum, and after he catches her and John Smith in a romantic moment together he gives into a violent jealous rage and tries to murder him which leads to his being shot by Smith's comrade Thomas in response. Later on in the sequel John Smith finds his affections for her rivaled in a new "John", Rolfe in this case, and whilst saddened by losing her is ultimately willing to let her go and wish the best for her.
* MrFanservice: He's considered handsome in and out of universe and he's a WalkingShirtlessScene.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Why else would he try and stick a knife in John Smith?
* TheNativeRival: Mainly because he's annoyed at John Smith for getting romantically involved with his intended bride. He ends up getting killed by Thomas (John Smith's friend) while trying to murder Smith.
* PerpetualFrowner: Lampshaded. He rarely smiles--not even at ''his intended bride'' Pocahontas.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: And he is called out for it.
-->'''Kocoum''': Honorable Powhatan, I will lead our troops to the river! We will defeat them just like we did the Massawomecks!\\
'''Powhatan''': Kocoum, in that battle, we knew how to fight our enemy.
* SacrificialLion: Kocoum's death very nearly serves as the catalyst for an all-out war between the settlers and the Powhatans.
* SeriousBusiness: He takes ''everything'' very seriously.
* ScreamingWarrior: Giving kids nightmares since 1995. Played for Laughs [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ6rJ-ra8zg here.]]
* TheStoic: At least, until the moment where he sees John and Pocahontas together...
* WeHardlyKnewYe: It's difficult for a viewer to feel too much emotion for Kocoum's death when he barely had any screen time or characterization in the movie. This doesn't excuse some members of the cast, who should have known him a lot better, from doing the same.

[[folder:Ben and Lon]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BillyConnolly (Ben), Joe Baker (Lon)
[[caption-width-right:350:Ben (left) and Lon (right).]]

-->''"It could look like Ratcliffe's knickers for all I care."''

Ben and Lon are two of the settlers that travel to the New World with the Virginia Company.
* AllThereInTheScript: Lon is never referred to by name.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Neither one is mentioned or shown in the sequel.
* TheComicallySerious: Ben.
* {{Deadpan Snarker}}s: "Aye, your singing must have scared him off."
* GullibleLemmings: Like most of the settlers.
* HappilyMarried: It's easy to miss, but Lon can be spotted kissing his girlfriend/wife at the beginning of "Virginia Company".
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Of sorts. They pick the other side in favor of Ratcliffe's, after Ratcliffe shoots their friend John Smith.]]
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Of Ratcliffe, naturally. They call him on it.
-->'''Ben''': [[spoiler: Smith was right all along!]]\\
'''Lon''': [[spoiler: We never should have listened to you!]]
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: They aren't bad people, just misinformed.
* OnlySaneMan: Ben, a few times, briefly questions Ratcliffe and finds it unfair that the governor orders them to dig for gold for hours without even a meal.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Mainly due to Ratcliffe making the Powhatan out to be vicious savages.
-->'''Lon''': We shot ourselves an Injun, [[KillEmAll or maybe two or three!]]
* PunchClockVillain: They only attack the Powhatan because of Ratcliffe's orders and lies.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: "He's a big lad! He can take care of himself!"
* StoutStrength: Both are rather strong and stocky. Ben more so than Lon.
* ThoseTwoGuys: The two appear to be close friends and are usually seen together.
* ViolentGlaswegian: While not violent by nature, Ben is still a hot-tempered and tough-as-nails Scotsman who isn't afraid to talk back.