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MaxwellThe hero of the series. A young boy with a magic notebook, he joined the Scribblenauts organization so he could become a Scribblenaut. This sends him around the world on a quest around the world to gather the "Starites", special stars created by fulfilling his missions.
- Batman Can Breathe in Space: Unlike the astronauts of the series, he is perfectly fine when traveling to other planets, and does not need any special equipment.
- Character Development: Unmasked shows that he learned his lesson from Unlimited (storywise at least, there's probably nothing stopping the player from being a jackass).
- Child Soldiers: He has been sent to war several times.
- Clothes Make the Superman: In Unmasked, he can gain the abilities of DC heroes or villains by wearing their costumes. For instance, wearing the Superman costume grants him flight, increased strength, speed, and durability, and the ability to shoot Eye Beams.
- Determinator: In Unlimited, nothing will stop him from rescuing Lily from the Taken for Granite curse.
- Fragile Speedster: In the first game, Maxwell moves extremely fast, but he's only able to take twice as many hits as an ordinary human.
- Indy Ploy: Invoked by the notebook: Maxwell will use literally whatever is at hand.
- Instant Expert: Unless there is a plot-related purpose for it not to work, Maxwell can use any item that has a function. Anything he spawns will be usable.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Maxwell doesn't get much in terms of characterization, but the plot of Scribblenauts Unlimited is kicked off when he plays a trick on a hungry beggar and conjures him a rotten apple, and he's trying to make amends.
- Kid Hero: Maxwell is a child, one of the youngest of his family.
- Mad Scientist: In one level, he decides to make a zombie out of random body parts.
- Master of Disguise: He has a variety of disguises, using both avatars and items.
- Nice Hat: His rooster helmet, which was given out as a pre-order bonus. In Unlimited, it's revealed that his entire family wears one of their own.
- Noodle Implements: Write ANYTHING. Chances are he can use it.
- Popcultured Badass: The Unmasked comic book series reveals him to be one.
- Reality Warper: Thanks to his magical notebook, he has godlike power.
- Red-Headed Hero: The rooster cap makes him look like a redhead.
- Suddenly Voiced: He's an Heroic Mime in the first three games. Come Unmasked he suddenly starts talking to other characters.
- Took a Level in Badass: In the second game, he gained the power to use adjectives, becoming even stronger than before. He also got numerous other abilities, such as unlimited ammo. Then, Unlimited gave him the ability to create his own custom objects and apply adjectives to himself, making him nearly unstoppable. Finally, in Unmasked, his health was vastly increased, he gained the ability to fight bare-handed (though it's a weak method of attacking unless boosted with adjectives or costumes), and could wear costumes to further his strength, at the cost of unlimited ammo and the ability to use extremely powerful adjectives or repeat words without punishment.
DoppelgangerMaxwell's evil twin, who also wields a Scribblenaut notebook. Rather than using it to help people like Maxwell, he uses it to cause chaos and destruction.
- Ascended Extra: From one-off appearance to Final Boss in the first two games...
- Dropped a Bridge on Him
- Evil Twin
- Final Boss: Of Super Scribblenauts.
- Happily Adopted: It is revealed in the Unmasked spin off comic he was adopted by Maxwell's parents and even gets his own name: Alexander, after Alexander the Great.
- The Heavy: In Scribblenauts Unmasked.
- Heel–Face Turn: At the end of Scribblenauts Unmasked.
- Killed Off for Real: At the end of Super Scribblenauts. Maxwell can't even use potions to bring him back. He's summonable in Unlimited, however. In addition, he returns as an antagonist in Unmasked. This potentially indicates that Super Scribblenauts takes place after Unmasked, granted that Doppelganger's Heel–Face Turn didn't stick.
- Palette Swap: Of Maxwell.
- Sdrawkcab Name: Averted. Of all the possible synonyms for summoning him, typing this in just spawns a cartridge.
- Slasher Smile
- Weak, but Skilled: In Scribblenauts Unmasked, he said that his powers are relatively limited, his notebook being only limited to the single page that Maxwell created him from. He still poses quite a legitimate threat though.
LilyMaxwell's twin sister who appears in Scribblenauts Unlimited.
- Aesop Collateral Damage: Gets turned to stone as a punishment for Maxwell giving the old man a rotten apple.
- Distaff Counterpart: Of Maxwell
- Fangirl: Appears to be one for Batman, as she's asking for his autograph in Scribblenauts Unmasked.
- Narrator: In Scribblenauts Unlimited, she is explaining the story of Maxwell.
- Pink Means Feminine: She's female and wears a pink rooster hat, unlike her other male siblings.
- Taken for Granite: She gets turned to stone in Scribblenauts Unlimited, so Maxwell needs to use the starites to heal her.
- Teleportation: Her globe lets her teleport anywhere she wants.
- The Smurfette Principle: Out of the 42 children Edgar and Julie had, she's the only girl.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In Unlimited, nothing Maxwell summons can faze Lily...unless it's Medusa or a similar creature that causes petrification.
5th Cell Members
Jeremiah SlaczkaThe president of 5th Cell.
- Creator Cameo
- Distressed Dude: He gets kidnapped by Llewxam in Super Scribblenauts.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: He was in Llewxam's spaceship when it exploded.
- Happily Married: With his wife, Kari.
- Took a Level in Badass: Once an ordinary man, he becomes one of the most powerful characters in Unmasked, having strength and durability that can rival that of Parallax.
AkioA small samurai who helped make the game.
Nathan HernandezA man in Stormtrooper armor who was an animator for the game.
Gods and Deities
GodGod from the Christian Faith. He's generally a nice guy.
- Badass Beard
- God Is Good: He will defend Maxwell and is quite friendly when he isn't provoked.
- Grandpa God
- Shock and Awe: He has lightning powers which he uses on enemies.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Ambrosia.
ThorA lightning god from the Norse Pantheon.
OdinThe leader of the Norse Pantheon.
DeathThe Grim Reaper himself. His sole desire is to kill everything. Also one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
- The Grim Reaper
- Omnicidal Maniac: He can and will kill everything.
- One-Hit Kill: In Super Scribblenauts, his touch will kill everything, even if it's invincible.
- Sinister Scythe: In Scribblenauts, this is his main weapon.
- Took a Level in Badass: In Super Scribblenauts, he went from a strong scythe wielder to someone who could kill anything just by touching it.
- Touch of Death: In Super Scribblenauts.
WarOne of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
FamineOne of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
PestilenceOne of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.Eldritch Abomination from the Cthulhu Mythos, he attacks everything in sight.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He can be killed, sadly.
- Did You Just Have Tea With Cthulhu: If made tame, he'll be friendly towards you.
- Did You Just Romance Cthulhu?: Posssible in Super by making Cthulhu and another character of the opposite gender have have the "romantic" adjective. D'aww
- Eldritch Abomination: Given. After all, he Is Cthulhu.
- Stone Wall: Is fairly durable, but has slow attacks that don't do much damage.
- Villain Decay: One of the trailers for Unlimited shows him being dressed as a clown for a party.