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The cast of The LEGO Movie and its spin-offs and sequels.

Note that the characters from the spin-off cartoon Unikitty! have their own page.

WARNING: Spoiler alert. It is highly recommended that you see the films before reading this page.
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Introduced in The LEGO Movie

    Emmet Brickowski
"You are the Special. The most important, most talented, most interesting, and most extraordinary person in the universe."
"I think I got it... but just in case... tell me the whole thing again, I wasn't listening."

Voiced by: Chris Pratt

  • Action Survivor: In contrast to Wyldstyle, he has no clue how to fight, and is seriously lucky to be alive after all the danger he goes through.
  • Adaptational Badass: For gameplay reasons, he (and his various alternate forms) can kick ass much sooner in the game than in the film.
  • Adorkable: Oh, is he ever not?! He loves rainbows and awesome things, and is clumsy and not very bright, but oh so goofy and lovable.
  • All-Loving Hero: In his own words, everything is awesome.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Is generally ignored by the other Lego residents for being The Generic Guy.
  • Author Avatar: An In-Universe example, as the creative force hindered by a lawful higher power representing Finn.
  • Badass Normal: Emmet doesn't have the powers of the Master Builders, but his simple ideas save the heroes lives several times throughout the films, even if they're as stupid as a double-decker couch.
  • Badass Pacifist: His secret weapon to defeat Lord Business is his hand and a speech.
  • Becoming the Boast: While he doesn't knowingly brag about being "the most important, talented, interesting, and extraordinary person in the universe", he still manages to impress those who genuinely fit those qualities better than he does, ultimately making himself a hero to the people thanks to the faith his position as The Chosen One gave him.
  • Blank Slate: Deconstructed; Emmet has so little self-characterization that his peers have very little to say about him, let alone remember him by. One of the minifigures who are interviewed about him even calls him a blank slate. It's later reconstructed as the blankness of his mind gives him limitless potential to create anything he wants. It also helps him hide, because his face is so nondescript that every possible face in the LEGO universe fits his profile. Also justified in that his face is the original bog-standard Minifig face from years ago (when not expressing).
  • Butt-Monkey: His so-called friends hardly even know he exists, and several of his allies only really stick around him because the key to destroying the Kragle is literally glued to his back. He does eventually gain some respect as his seemingly dumb ideas prove invaluable to his team's survival.
  • The Cameo: Appears briefly in The Lego Batman Movie when a reporter explains that, should the foundation of Gotham get destroyed, they will all fall into the abyss, showing Emmet's heroic sacrifice in the first movie, making him the only main character aside from Batman to appear.
  • Came Back Strong: After his brush with the real world and the interactions between Finn and his dad, he returns to Lego land with the abilities of a full fleshed Master Builder; building massive constructions on the fly, and enforcing Conservation of Ninjutsu on the robot mooks.
  • Chekhov's Skill: His daily routine is demolishing condemned buildings and building new ones in their place. Later, he comes up with a plan to secretly invade the Octan Tower easily due to it being structurally identical to a standard office block he built back in the city on a regular basis, albeit this being a lot larger.
  • The Chosen Zero: It's painfully clear how much more qualified all of the Master Builders are at being the Special than he is; he's naïve, idiotic, clumsy, and can barely muster the creativity to put two tiny LEGO bricks together. It later turns out there's no such thing as the Special; it was all a ruse devised by Vitruvius to make him see that anyone can be special.
  • Clingy MacGuffin: The key to neutralizing the Kragle, the Piece of Resistance, is literally glued to his backside.
  • Closest Thing We Got: He's just an average Joe who gets in way over his head when he touches the Piece of Resistance labeling him as the Special, but since the Piece is irremovably stuck to him, the Master Builders have no choice (other than turn tail and run, as most of them do) but to follow him.
  • Companion Cube: At the beginning of the film, his only loved ones are a group of furniture.
  • Crazy Enough to Work: According to Metal Beard, Emmet's ideas are so dumb that Lord Business would never expect them to work, which is exactly what they need to stop him.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: He often slips into this when talking to Wyldstyle early in the movie, ignoring her exposition and instead hearing her say how attracted she is to him.
  • Distressed Dude: Finds himself as such when captured by Bad Cop/Good Cop until he is rescued by Wyldstyle.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Demonstrates this when he and Wyldstyle were escaping from Bricksburg and she gives him control of the motorcycle they were riding on, not knowing that Emmet doesn't know how to drive motorcycles. Emmet drove so badly that he took out half a dozen police motorcycles by sheer accident, Wyldstyle, however, mistook it for badass driving.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: For all the flak he gets for his lack of creativity, he does accurately assess the Master Builders' weakness (rampant individualism makes for poor teamwork). He also devises a plan that takes advantage of the individual team members' skills to infiltrate Lord Business' headquarters in a way he never saw coming.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: After a brush with Reality, Emmet comes back as a Master Builder, and immediately puts his new powers to use to save the day.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His "friends and family" are his plant and broom.
  • The Everyman: In-Universe. The audience actually gets a view of his personality more closely throughout the film.
  • The Fool: He fits this in all aspects: he takes a long while to catch up on the mess he's gotten into, let alone recognize how evil President Business is, and his most ingenious creations and antics are only the result of pure luck.
  • The Generic Guy: Deconstructed, seeing as though nobody thinks much of him at first. Reconstructed when all the Master Builders lament that there aren't more people like Emmet, but then Lucy realizes there are.
    • Also parodied when Lord Business can't find him because Emmet's face is so generic, it matches every other face in the system.
  • Genius Ditz: A fool he may be, but he turns out to be more insightful than people give him credit for, especially when he suggests they start following instructions that still give free reign for the Master Builders to be as creative as they need to.
  • The Heart: For the Master Builders, he's generally considered worthless and uncreative, but he's also the one who keeps the group together, since their plans literally fall apart when he's unable to help.
  • The Hero's Journey: He starts out as a nobody, finds the MacGuffin, and saves the day. The details are a parody of the journey though.
  • The Hero: Most people think he's this as the Special, but in truth he has to learn how to be one.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: This happens to him a few times in the film: first is when he realizes that everyone around him considers him a nobody, and again when Vitruvius tells Emmet he made up the prophecy.
  • Hidden Depths: Already at the beginning of the movie he has some surprising moments of insight, such as realizing that Octan making among more innocuous products surveillance systems, all the history books and voting machines is in fact quite sinister. Unfortunately he's distracted before he can fully ponder the implications.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Not at first; in fact, he's quite happy and content with his life. When he learns of the prophecy, however, he really wants to be the guy everyone expects him to be.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: While he doesn't dwell on it until it's forced in his face, he's a fundamentally lonely guy who does his best to connect with everyone around him. He later admits that the reason he wants to be the Special is so that at least one person will find him worth being around.
  • Idiot Hero: When he, Wyldstyle, and Vitruvius enter his mind, they see it as a "prodigiously empty" landscape; Wyldstyle even opens a trapdoor on the ground and finds a cobweb inside. As it turns out, this allows him to have a clear vision of "The Man Upstairs" whereas his fellow Master Builders have spent years trying to clear their minds just to get a glimpse of him; after all, you can't clear a mind that's already empty.
  • Leitmotif: If you listen carefully, you can hear Emmet's leitmotif in a lot of soundtrack pieces, including the end credits. The most sterling example would be the triumphant reprise when he's storming through Bricksburg in his Humongous Mecha.
  • Lightning Bruiser: When he becomes a Master Builder, this is his niche. His mech is just as awesome & powerful as the other Master Builders' creations, but it adheres enough to proper building code to be as durable as the Kragglized vehicles. And of course, like all other Master Builders, he can go to town on the robot mooks.
  • Love at First Sight: A rather humorous example. He loses all ability to speak properly the second he lays eyes on Wyldstyle.
  • Meaningful Name: "Emmet" is an archaic word for "Ant." Emmet resembles an ant in many ways, being just another cog in the machine with no individual personality.
  • Messianic Archetype: Outside of the whole "The Special" thing, in the end, he's an average commoner (who's day job involves some form of craftsmanship) with a group of followers who sacrifices himself to save everyone. He then Came Back Strong soon after his sacrifice.
  • Mistaken for Badass: As the Special, people expect him to be some kind of genius Master Builder. In reality, he can hardly build anything without a set of instructions. At first.
  • Mook Promotion: A rare heroic version; formerly just a generic, faceless cog in Business's empire, soon found to the the most special person on the planet. The Man Upstairs even chastises his son for taking a generic worker minifig and trying to make it the hero.
  • Nice Guy: He is polite and generous to literally everyone he meets. As a matter of fact, his niceness is what saves the world from Lord Business in the end.
  • Non-Action Guy: He is not a fighter, in contrast to everyone else in his group. At least until his enlightenment at the end.
  • The Nondescript: Bad Cop/Good Cop has trouble finding him due to having one of the most generic faces in the LEGO universe.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Unlike the other characters, Emmet's Black Bead Eyes are solid black and do not shine to reflect how early generation LEGO minfigs looked (this is also why Benny has them) and as a testament to how unremarkable he is.
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: Deconstructed; he's so generic that even people that speak and work with him every day can't identify anything unique about him. It's later reconstructed as this realization spurs him to become the Special, and also gives him limitless creative potential. It's also Justified as he is the Author Avatar of an average eight-year-old boy who is still expanding his creativity.
  • Rousing Speech: Subverted; he's brought up to make an encouraging speech before the Master Builders that quickly devolves into an Overly Long List of reasons why the Master Builders are thoroughly screwed to have him as the Special, intending to build up the impact of when he does begin to rouse everyone, but the crowd turns on him before he has a chance to.
  • Second Love: He is this for Lucy, with Batman being the first.
  • Seemingly Profound Fool: People think his "useless nobody" thing is just an act to avoid detection as the Special, not realizing he is a useless nobody.
  • So Bad, It's Good: invoked According to Metalbeard, Emmett is a master at this.
    Metalbeard: This here bedoubled land-couch. I watched as Lord Business' forces completely overlooked it. Which is why we need more ideas like it...
    Emmett: Oh, thank you -
    Metalbeard: Ideas so dumb and bad, that no one could possibly think they could be useful!
  • Something They Would Never Say: Wyldstyle realizes he's not the Special when he start saying things the Special wouldn't say, namely that escaping the city is against the instructions; it all goes downhill from there.
    Wyldstyle: Wait... What's your favorite restaurant?
    Emmet: Any chain restaurant.
    Wyldstyle: Favorite TV show?
    Emmet: Where are My Pants?
    Wyldstyle: Favorite song?
    Emmet: (singing) Everything is awesome!
    Wyldstyle: Oh, no.
  • The Strategist: For all his bumbling, Emmet manages to serve as this for the heroes when he concocts a solid plan to sneak into Octan Tower.
  • Supporting Protagonist: All things considered, he's this in the meta plot of the film (which is more focused on Finn and his dad).
  • Took a Level in Badass: Towards the end of the film, he finds the means to gain Master Builder powers, letting him build a Humongous Mecha out of ordinary construction equipment and kick ass with skill equal to Wyldstyle and Vitruvius. And if you look closely at his construct, he's built what is essentially a mix of a Master Builder's innovation and the solid know-how of a construction worker who's familiarized himself with how following instructions make for sturdier projects. The result: a mecha that is both awesome and practical.
  • Touched by Vorlons: or Touched By God more like...
  • Yes-Man: His co-workers describe him as this as he always agrees with everything everyone has to say, emphasizing his utterly unremarkable nature.

"Aloha, losers!"
Voiced by: Elizabeth Banks

  • Action Girl: She effortlessly dodges lasers and fights off Lord Business' Mooks like nobody's business.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: She's got Batman as her boyfriend, and she doesn't hesitate to let Emmet or anyone else know it. Emmet ultimately ends up winning her over in the end, though.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Albeit her hair is not fully dark.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": She doesn't make for a very convincing robot while she and Emmet are in disguise.
  • Badass Driver: Not only is she good at creating cars/motorcycles, she's also very adept at driving them if the chase scene is anything to go by.
  • Badbutt: As cool as she is, she's still stuck with the movie's "Gosh Dang It to Heck!" script.
  • Broken Bird: A lesser form of the trope, but the whole "trying to shut her emotional problems by gaining skill" deal is still there, as Emmet notices.
  • The Chosen Wannabe: She's annoyed that Emmet is chosen over her, but in accepting his role, she realizes that anyone can be this, which she encourages the whole world to be.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Maybe not quite on Vitruvius's levels, but she definitely has her moments, especially toward Emmett in the beginning.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She's dark, brooding, and puts down others' ideas a lot, especially Emmet's once she clues in he's not the Special. However, she gradually grows more sympathetic towards Emmet and impressed with his crude yet ultimately successful creations.
  • Drop the Hammer: Seen using one briefly during the climax.
  • Embarrassing First Name: According to Vitruvius, Lucy has had a history of insecurity which includes changing her name many times, telling no one her real name, not even her boyfriend Batman.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Building a giant motorcycle out of spare bricks in an alley, our introduction to the Master Builders' abilities.
  • Given Name Reveal: Her real name is Lucy. She reveals this to Emmett during their attempt to disarm the Kragle.
  • Good Is Not Nice: She bitterly turns down Emmet upon realising he's not a Master Builder, and even hits him with a cactus just to make him stop screaming.
  • Hair Flip: She does this the first time Emmett sees her, naturally in slow motion. It's parodied, of course, since as a LEGO figure her hair is a solid piece of plastic that just swivels on her head a little bit.
  • Hartman Hips: She has a regular LEGO body, but she has Hartman Hips painted on, as is standard for female minifigs.
  • Hidden Depths: She's an unquestionable Bad Butt, but she's also insecure and has changed her name on countless occasions because she couldn't face her true self. She's also not quite the fanatical believer in the Special as she first appears to be, rather wanting to be the Special herself, and is hurt when it turns out to be Emmet.
  • I Have Many Names: She's changed her name a lot in the past: Darkstorm, Gemini, Neversmile, Freakface, Snazzypants, etc.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: She sought out the Piece of Resistance because she wanted to be the Special, but the seemingly less qualified Emmet found it first, much to her frustration.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: Parodied, since the design printed on her torso is intended to evoke this, but is physically the exact same shape as everyone else's.
  • In the Hood: Her first appearance has her covered in an Alex Mercer-esque hoodie. The hoodie's down for the rest of the movie.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She may consider Emmet to be little more than The Load, but underneath that guise is a truly sweet and lovable person with the name of Lucy.
  • Jerkass Realization: She appears quite embarrassed of her harsh treatment of Emmet when he calls her out on it. She also apologizes to all the people in the LEGO universe for looking down on their supposed inability to think for themselves after witnessing firsthand how great Emmet's ideas could be.
  • The Lancer: She's Emmet's closest ally and wanted to be the special in his place. She's also the one who briefly takes over as The Hero after he "dies".
  • Laugh of Love: She giggles while she and Batman hold hands after Batman saves the group from Bad Cop.
  • My Nayme Is: Her latest name is, anyway.
  • Noble Bigot: She fights to save the world and everyone in it in the name of the Special, but also looks down on people like Emmet who aren't Master Builders, thinking of them as mindless followers who can't do anything without instructions. After acknowledging Emmet's creative potential through his heroic deeds, however, she pulls a 180 on her tone and begins helping other non-Master Builders realize their own untapped potential.
  • Phrase-Catcher: Every time she introduces herself someone asks "Are you a DJ?"
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Inverted; she makes it incredibly obvious to any potential takers that Batman is her boyfriend.
  • Skunk Stripe: Two of them, one pink and one blue.
  • Sour Supporter: She makes no secret of her lack of faith in Emmet after discovering he's not the Special or even a Master Builder, accusing him of "ruining" the prophecy. In truth, she wanted the Special to be her, and being passed over for someone much less competent than herself burned her deeply.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: She's got a sharp tongue and has a keen interest in "dark and brooding" people like Batman.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Princess Uni-kitty's Girly Girl.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: She's gradually getting attracted to Emmet over the course of the film, but her relationship with Batman keeps her from acting over it. Batman eventually lets her.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Downplayed; Emmet does call her out on her earlier Jerkass stint towards him, but only because he suspects this isn't how she normally acts.
  • Wrench Wench: As a Master Builder she can instinctively identify the pieces she needs to construct anything she wants from the environment around her.

    Lord / President Business
"Let's all remember to follow the instructions oryou'llbeputtosleep and don't forget about Taconote  Tuesday this week!"

Voiced by: Will Ferrell

  • Abusive Parents: Possibly. It's implied that his drive to control and terrorize others may stem from a lack of validation and encouragement in his own early life.
    Business: No one ever told me I was special! I never got a trophy just for showing up! I'm not some special little snowflake! No! But as unspecial as I am, you are a thousand-billion times more unspecial than me!
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Wears a grey business suit with a red tie.
  • Bad Boss: His treatment of Bad Cop/Good Cop is not very nice, despite the latter's loyalty to him.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's really ridiculous and overdramatic, but he can be truly vicious when he sees fit.
  • Big Bad: He plans to freeze the entire world, after all. So he can make things the way he wants them.
  • Big Ol' Unibrow: Of the villainous type.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: He includes a countdown and then leaves when about to kill Emmet instead of killing everyone right away while he personally keeps watch. In fact, he leaves no one in the room, except for the computer who does nothing. More points detracted when he leaves Bad Cop to die at the critical point where his plans are about to succeed instead of getting rid of Bad Cop after everything is settled. Predictably, Bad Cop helps the heroes right after.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He explicitly refers to himself as evil in the opening scene. It is also a moment of funny...
    Lord Business: Now my evil power will be unlimited! Can you feel me?!
    Robots (in a robotic drone): We can feel you.
  • Combat Pragmatist: If there is a simple option in war, Lord Business will almost always take it.
  • Control Freak: He's obsessed with having everything in a specific order and plans to use the Kragle to mold the world just the way he wants to. His Elite Mooks are cube-shaped robots about the size of a lego car with tube arms and legs called "Micromanagers". This is because he's similar to Finn's Control Freak father who is also incredibly anal about his LEGO.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Is the president of the Octan Corporation, as well as the world. Finn's dad has a white collar job, and Lord Business being an evil executive is an exaggeration (and a parallel) of that.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He may be silly, but he's not a bad planner or strategist. He even manages to kill Vitruvius via surprise decapitation.
  • Deuteragonist: He is the second focused character after Emmet.
  • Dystopia Justifies the Means: His goal is creating a hellish, frozen world where no free will exists.
  • Easily Forgiven: After being convinced by Emmet that's everyone's special including him. It's Justified considering he's the Lego counterpart of Finn's father.
  • 11th-Hour Ranger: After his Heel–Face Turn, he's seen with Emmet and co. ready to fight the Duplo aliens.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Most notably at the beginning of the movie.
    Lord Business: "Now my power will be unlimited! Can you feel me?!"
  • Evil Laugh: It comes with the hammy-ness.
  • Evil Overlord: Of the LEGO world. He formally upgrades to "Lord Business" when his plan is about to come to fruition.
  • The Evils of Free Will: His whole raison d'être is the fact that he sees free will as a threat to a perfect world.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Even to his underlings; he threatens to throw Bad Cop out of his skyscraper in a completely conversational tone of voice.
  • Freudian Excuse: His obsession with perfection roots from him never receiving the praise he thought he deserved.
  • Genius Bruiser: Not only that he is a cunning mastermind, he is also incredibly strong, that he is able to lift those who are as twice as heavy as he is without breaking a sweat.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Realizes his mistakes at the end of the movie, goes to join Emmett and allow freedom.
  • Hero Killer: Feared by all, and the one who wiped out Metal Beard's original crew and put him in his current predicament. He also kills Vitruvius towards the climax.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Although he hates admitting it.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: He bears a resemblance to Will Ferrell when he's not wearing his gigantic demon helmet. Justified as Finn based him off of his father, who is also played by Will Ferrell.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He uses super glue, golf balls, and even a penny to deadly effect. It helps that these objects are proportionally larger to LEGO than ordinary people.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: At the beginning of the movie, he laughs at Vitrivius' prophecy and claims that he just made it up, and it turns out he was right.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • He orders Bad Cop/Good Cop to freeze his own family as punishment for his failure to capture Emmet, scrubbing off his Good Guy face to ensure he actually goes through with it.
    • Rather than dispose of Emmet along with the Piece of Resistance, he decides to give him a front-row seat to the destruction of Bricksburg.
  • Knight Templar: A character who can be both Card-Carrying Villain and Knight Templar at the same time. He believes himself to be doing the right thing by instilling order in a perceived chaotic world, despite the obvious proof of the contrary.
  • Lack of Empathy: He has absolutely no concerns how his victims feels, even to his enemies.
  • Laughably Evil: He can be rather hilarious at points, but still vicious.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: From a certain point of view. More like "Emmet I am a representation of the father of the one who is controlling you", and it has more of an impact on the audience than on any of the Lego characters.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: As much as a LEGO figurine can be, anyway. Lord Business prides himself on being incredibly rich and believes his taste is the be all and end all of it. This foreshadows the Control Freak tendencies of the Man Upstairs.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He pretty much has the entire population under his hand.
  • Mister Descriptor: A Corrupt Corporate Executive named Business. He seems to treat it as a surname in combination with his various titles, and in some cut dialogue he states that he has no other names.
  • The Napoleon: Technically, he's the same size as everyone else. However, he prides himself on the height he gains when wearing his platform boots, and will loudly emphasize how tall he is to any naysayers.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: When in his Presidential uniform, he resembles 2012 Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney. At least, that's what Fox Business argues.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: The piece of resistance would make a nice addition to his collection of artifacts, but he throws it into the abyss instead.
  • Not So Different: Like Emmet, he never had anyone else tell him he was special, allowing Emmet to relate to him to a degree. In the end, Emmet convinces him he is special, talking him into pulling a Heel–Face Turn and undo his freezing of the world.
  • Obviously Evil: His horned helmet unleashes fire. Subtlety is clearly not his forte. Since this is in part a story that Finn is creating and he's just a kid, he probably doesn't fully understand anything other than cheesy, over the top villains.
  • The Perfectionist: He firmly believes that everything that's built should be made under strict instructions, going so far as to freeze the world to ensure this perceived perfection is preserved.
    Lord Business: (while complaining about people's failure to follow his orders exactly) Bad Cop, do you see what I'm talking about? All I'm asking for is total perfection!
  • President Evil: Who rules the entire world. However, his "President" title is a cover for his true evil personality.
  • Pride: All he cared about was just himself, and no one else.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: His boots and helmet are both colored black-and-red, as are his robots for the most part.
  • Rousseau Was Right: After Emmet's "You don't have to be the bad guy" speech taking full effect.
  • Rule of Symbolism: His "Lord Business" villain getup resembles a necktie. His helmet is the knot, while the cape is the blade. It's symbolic because it resembles the red necktie prominently featured on The Man Upstairs.
  • Seinfeldian Conversation: Has one with himself on the impracticality of Emmet's double-decker couch. The fact that he asks things like "What if the guy in the top middle has to go to the bathroom?" and "Who'd want to sit on the bottom? What, do you try to watch TV through everyone's dangling legs?" is one of the first signs that he and Emmet are Not So Different.
  • Sliding Scale of Villain Effectiveness: Thanks to his collection of "Relics" that the Master Builders have no real counter to if used as weapons, he is quite high, into Hero Killer territory. The only reason he doesn't win is because he has a Heel Realization when appealed to by Emmet (who was at the time dead to rights, stuck in place by the Kragle after wiping out all Lord Business's nearby mooks).
  • Sadist: He gets the kick out of tormenting Good Cop/Bad Cop for disappointing him.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: When you think about it, pretty-much all of the "crap" part of the Crapsaccharine World setting is his fault: he set up the Orwellian government that controls the world; he wants to inflict a universe-wide Fate Worse than Death; he destroys a guy's face; and he destroys an entire society in his hunt for the Special.
  • Villain Has a Point: He might be running a conformist dystopia and plans to destroy the world, but Lord Business has built a stable civilization. In contrast, the Master Builders are so individualistic they have serious trouble working together.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: The general public, including Emmet at the start of the movie, see him as a pretty nice guy. It helps that he doesn't publicly go by "Lord" Business until the film's climax.
  • Visionary Villain: He genuinely wants to create a "perfect world" full of neat and well crafted things... Too bad his plan to achieve that goal involves freezing the world for all eternity.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After everyone is captured, he orders Bad Cop executed.

"There is yet one hope... The Special has arisen!"
"We have learned that Lord Business plans to use the Kragle to end the world as we know it on Taco Tuesday!"

Voiced by: Morgan Freeman

  • Aroused by Their Voice: G-Rated version. In the "Behind the Bricks" special, he mentions that Morgan Freeman (his voice actor) could read a telephone book and make it sound interesting. He does just that, and the boom-mike guy next to him looks like he's in complete bliss.
    "Mmm... Just listen to that rich molasses."
  • Badass Beard: Merged with Wizard Beard, as he's more than badass.
  • Berserk Button: Don't call him old. He prefers the term "experienced".
  • Big Good: The major force of goodness moving around guiding the heroes, and the one who originally foretold the prophecy of the Special.
  • Blind Black Guy: To go with being voiced by Morgan Freeman, he's a bit darker than most LEGO people. He's also blind.
  • Blind Mistake: He's a walking goldmine of "blind guy" gags not unlike Mr. Magoo.
    • During the escape from the bar in the Wild West, Vitruvius is looking in the opposite direction of where Bad Cop is and nearly walks off the roof.
    • During the big break into Lord Business' fortress, the heroes place him on watch. Cue him looking at a wall with a pair of binoculars.
    • While on watch, Vitruvius accidentally wanders into Lord Business's Think Tank, walks into a wall, and falls over just as Lord Business arrives.
  • Blind Seer: Lord Business blinds him during their confrontation at the beginning of the movie, yet he still remains a great source of wisdom in the LEGO universe. He can also play the piano.
  • Blind Weaponmaster: Blind he may be, but when given the opportunity to build something, he will wreck shop with it
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Vitruvius looks like a hopeless, blind old man at first, but he's still one of the wisest, most respected Master Builders in the LEGO universe.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's a nice and pretty awesome old man, despite his sarcasm. He prefers to be called cool "experienced'' guy.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Especially to Emmet. Even when he's trying to serve as a mentor, nonetheless.
  • Expy: He seems to be a mix of Gandalf and Dumbledore. Interestingly enough, both make cameos in the movie.
  • Eye Scream: He is blinded by Lord Business with a deadly laser to the face at the beginning of the movie.
  • Famous Last Words: Parodied, of course.
    Vitruvius: What I'm about to tell you will change the course of history... (beat) Blarrrrrrgh! (dies)
  • Handicapped Badass: Being blind doesn't stop him from constructing complex machines mid-battle or using a walker to defeat a platoon of evil robots.
  • Hipster: He claims to have liked Emmet "before it was cool" (i.e., before everyone in the LEGO universe acknowledges him as a hero).note 
  • Instant Chucks: He splits a walker and uses the separate pieces like this.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Single-handedly takes down Lord Business's forces in the Think Tank. Unfortunately he stops to offer his wisdom to Emmet, which Lord Business takes advantage of to chop off his head with a penny.
  • Magic Staff: It's actually a chewed up green lollipop. He did have one, but Lord Business destroys it at the very beginning.
  • Man in White: Wears a large white robe and has white hair and a beard. And when he dies, he's covered with a white ghost sheet.
  • Mentor Archetype: He serves as this for Emmet as he helps him learn the skills needed to become a Master Builder. He turns out to have shades of a Trickster Mentor when he confesses he made up the prophecy of the Special to retroactively fulfill that very prophecy. Unfortunately, this also comes with Mentor Occupational Hazard.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: Lord Business decapitates him while he is distracted in the Think Tank.
  • Mystical White Hair: The white hair is probably because of his age, but he's a very powerful wizard/master builder.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Vitruvius was one of the most important Roman architects and engineers. A Master Builder, if you will.
  • New-Age Retro Hippie: Has shades of this, and hides a psychedelic shirt and jeans under his robe.
  • No Sense of Direction: Justified since he is blind.
  • One-Man Army: Despite being blind, he is able to take out a hundred robotic Mooks at once using more or less a walker like they were nothing.
  • Pre-Ass-Kicking One-Liner: "Did you just call me old? Well junebug, I really prefer the term experienced!"
  • Prophecies Rhyme All the Time: He claims that the prophecy is true because it rhymes.
  • Prophet Eyes: They become a permanent staple of his after he's blinded.
  • Rule of Funny: Whether or not his blindness makes him completely incompetent or a Handicapped Badass depends entirely on what's funniest at the moment.
  • Spirit Advisor: He returns as a ghost after his death to continue to offer advice.
  • Tranquil Fury: "I prefer 'experienced'."
  • Trickster Mentor: He confesses he made up the prophecy of the Special to retroactively fulfill that very prophecy, in order for Emmet to undergo a Secret Test of Character.
  • Wizard Classic: Modeled after this image, which is especially notable when he starts talking it to Gandalf and Dumbledore.
  • The Worf Effect: Quickly defeated by Lord Business in the opening scene of the movie, despite being an experienced Master Builder. Later in the film, Lord Business manages to kill him.

"I only work in black. And sometimes, very, very, dark grey."
Voiced by: Will Arnett

  • 100% Adoration Rating: The people of Gotham love him. Until Barbara Gordon points out some of the issues with his presence.
  • Adaptational Wimp: He's based on the more fearsome versions of Batman, but comes across as a Badbutt try-hard in terms of content, attitude and temperament.
    • Averted in terms of ability in Lego Batman, where he single-handedly defeats his entire Rogues Gallery in one go, even if he is a whiny teenager on the emotional level.
  • Adorkable: He becomes rather dorky whenever he tries to hide his crush on Barbara. And being a LEGO figurine, he is pretty cute, especially as Bruce Wayne.
  • Affectionate Parody: Of himself.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: In The Lego Batman Movie he gets down and begs Phyllis to let him out of the Phantom Zone so he can save Dick, Alfred, and Barbara.
  • Ambiguously Bi: In the first movie, he is dating Wyldstyle and in his own movie, he has a crush on Barbara. That said, the latter movie ends with him declaring how much he needs Joker, what their relationship means to him and how much he, *cough*, "hates" him.
  • Anti-Hero: Lampshaded. Phyllis all but calls him this by telling him that he is not a typical bad guy, but he is not exactly a good guy either.
  • A-Team Firing: This version of the Dark Knight is a pretty lousy shot with his batarangs in one scene.
  • Aloof Ally: He hates having his "every man for himself" approach to heroism shot down so much that he groans for a solid three seconds before helping his friends.
  • Badass Boast: The entirety of the song "Who's the (Bat)Man" (which he wrote) is this.
    In the darkest night, I make the bad guys fall, there's a million heroes, but I'm the best of them all!
  • Badbutt:
    • Not only because he's in a kids' movie but also because he really isn't that tough and skilled. He's essentially a G-rated parody of Frank Miller's Goddamn Batman, which he tries to be like but doesn't quite make it.
    • LEGO Dimensions has him meet the "main" LEGO Batman based directly on the canon version of the character, which makes him look even more like this trope.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He makes his first appearance while swooping in on the Batwing to save our heroes from falling into a ravine.
  • Breakout Character: He now has his own spin-off movie.
  • Broken Pedestal: Emmet is honored to meet him at first, but is severely put off by his Bastard Boyfriend tendencies. It doesn't last too long as Batman's biggest Jerkass move is revealed as a ploy to get everyone out of trouble.
  • ...But He Sounds Handsome: Part of the plan to infiltrate Lord Business' office is for Bruce Wayne to show up and stall him. Batman tries to pretend that's not him. And when Bruce Wayne in his own moive, he's constantly singing "Batman's" praises.
  • Canada, Eh?: A bonus short on The LEGO Batman Movie's home video releases, The Dark Hoser, has Batman relocated to join the Justice League of Canada, after he accidentally drops hints suggesting he came from there.note 
    I have a lot of secrets that I can't tell you about, that I'm not sohry about.
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: "We'll wing it. (beat) That's a bat-pun."
  • Clark Kenting: In The LEGO Movie, when he acts as Bruce Wayne. Averted in The LEGO Batman Movie, where as Bruce Wayne he's just Batman without a cowl, not even bothering to differentiate his voice half the time. Not that anyone ever catches on.
  • The Comically Serious: His relentless brooding can be quite hilarious, especially in Cloud Cuckoo Land.
    Batman: I hate this place.
  • Composite Character: His film reveals that the 78+ years of crime-fighting are all canon to this version, making him effectively one of every incarnation of Batman up to his film, and his costume is based closely off of the Tim Burton film, while his glowing eyes are based on his DC Extended Universe incarnation.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Emmet is an everyman who learns to step out of the crowd. Batman is a superhero who has to learn how to accept others in his life.
  • The Cowl: It's Batman!
  • Crazy Enough to Work: His plan to distract Lord Business was asking what kind of sound system the TACOS had. It works.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Not as prominent as other versions of the character but still exists. He has a wide variety of feminine Bat Suits ready to go just in case.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He pulls off some impressive moves when the need arises.
  • Darker and Edgier: Averted and Played for Laughs. Batman wants to be this and Lucy hails him as such, but his idea of being Darker and Edgier is simply to talk in a deep gravelly voice, listen to death metal and obsess over the word "darkness". Not at all like the actual Batman.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Like most versions. It very nearly backfires on him in The LEGO Batman Movie, when it takes some effort to convince Phyllis that he's not actually a bad guy thanks to his appearance and attitude.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: Twice.
    • In The Lego Movie, while he is hooked up with Wyldstyle at first, the latter comes to see his flaws and drifts closer to Emmett, though Batman is willing to let her go.
    • In The Lego Batman Movie, he initially starts off infatuated with Barbara Gordon, and repeatedly tries to hook up with her, but eventually comes to terms that they are better off as friendly team mates rather than a couple. This is even lampshaded by Batman himself.
  • Emo Teen: Well, he isn't actually a teen ( he may actually be in his 80s ), but his behavior is definitely similar to one - he is cynical and mostly introverted, he likes to be alone, he dresses in black, he stays up all night, he listens to and composes angry music, is generally a supporter of dark, edgy and angsty things... of course, this behavior is meant to poke fun at Batman's extremely Darker and Edgier adaptations and Alfred points out how unhealthy it is.
  • Expressive Mask:
    • A subversion in The Lego Movie. The cowl piece on the minifigure head doesn't change its shape, being LEGO, but the white-on-black eyes on his minifigure head do change, giving the illusion of the entire mask emoting.
    • The mask becomes expressive in The Lego Batman Movie, especially when his eyes widen.
  • For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself: Emmet's plan for Batman to enter Lord Business' boardroom - go as Bruce Wayne!
  • The Friend No One Likes: Deconstructed. He's so abrasive that the Justice League don't invite him to parties. Even Green Lantern, who Superman prefers Kryptonite over, gets an invite. Hammered home when The Flash gets him to take the group picture, leaving him out.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Sure, he is a hero who always beats up bad guys, but is also quite dismissive of everyone around him and extremely egotistical.
  • Guttural Growler: As an imitation of Christian Bale's take on Batman. It's one of the things about Batman that the movies like to poke fun at.
  • Hidden Depths: Even though he's a parodic version of the Dark Knight, he is still true to the tortured avenger crying for Mommy and Daddy.
  • History Repeats: As Alfred notes in Batman's own movie, he tends to go through the whole "My parents are DEEEEEEAAAAAD!" thing every few years.
  • Insistent Terminology: It's not a cowl, it's an "armoured face disguise". He's also not Dick's "dad", nor is he any possible synonym. It's another way in which he's ridiculously childish.
  • Irrational Hatred: He truly dislikes Superman, unlike most versions of him, who do actually like Clark deep down. This version regards Superman as a contender for his "no. 1 archenemy", even when the Joker points out Superman isn't a bad guy. On seeing Supes on TV, he immediately blows a raspberry at him like a little kid.
  • It's All About Me:
    • Is incredibly self-centered, which makes it convincing of him to abandon everyone in the middle of the ocean to have some alone time, only to subvert it a minute later when he pops back with the equipment he and his friends need to escape.
    • This becomes Deconstructed in the Lego Batman Movie, where Barbara Gordon called him out for it.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's egotistical and self-centered, and uses his dead parents as an excuse for such willful behavior, but he's still one of the good guys and lets Lucy go to be with Emmet.
    • He spends most of his own movie being a childish and egotistical Jerkass who claims that he doesn't do relationships and has no qualms with sending an oblivious Robin on a mission he could easily get killed on. He is still a good guy who fights for justice, he eventually bonds with Robin, opens up to relationships with others and even almost sacrifices himself, but not before revealing to Robin that he is Bruce Wayne and giving him a heartfelt goodbye. Before that, he apologizes to Alfred for accidently hitting him ( even through he still has to point out his "incredible reflexes" ) and after Dick gets hurt in Batmobile since it has no seatbelts, Batman checks if he is okay, uses his hand as a seatbelt, starts moving more slowly and promises him that he will add seatbelts to Batmobile later - both of these happen before any serious Character Development, showing that he was never a complete jerk.
  • Kick the Dog: Has several of these moments throughout the film including taking advantage of Robin, telling Alfred he knows nothing about having a surrogate son and coldly telling Joker that he doesn't consider him his favorite enemy. Phyllis shows him these moments to help Batman see the error of his ways.
  • Lighter and Softer: Despite being hailed as Darker and Edgier by Wyldstyle (and himself), he's much sillier than most depictions of him. Again, probably because an 8-year-old boy came up with his personality.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Deconstructed. His I Work Alone mentality has pushed others away form him, and even the Justice League doesn't invite him to their parties.
  • Love at First Sight: Upon laying eyes on Barbara Gordon for the first time, he was instantly smitten with her.
  • Macgyvering: He's a Master Builder (though he's restricted to working in black. And sometimes, very dark grey). The LEGO Batman Movie shows he has 'Puter help him with a list of already-designed concepts uploaded to his Bat-Suit for him to peruse.
  • Manchild: Especially in the early parts of his own movie, he gets very childish when dealing with Alfred. In the movie proper, he throws a temper tantrum when Alfred tells him he is scheduled to attend Commissioner Gordon's retirement party. Later on, Alfred reads a book on how to deal with spoiled children.
  • Metal Head: REALLY loves his surround sound systems and subwoofers, as well as composing death metal. This is present in the Lego Movie, and his own film.
  • Moment Killer: He pops up three times to interrupt Emmet and Wyldstyle when they have a moment and almost touch hands, although in the first instance it was due to him saving them from falling into a river full of Secret Police Crocodiles in the old west. He lets it happen the third time.
  • My Parents Are Dead: He wrote a Death Metal song about being an orphan.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: One of the few skin-colored (not yellow) minifigs in the movie.
    • As shown in his own movie, this is because the characters from Gotham have normal skin colors.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: All it takes is a cut to the next shot for Batman to be wherever he is most needed.
  • Older Than They Look: According to the LEGO Batman Movie, he's been fighting crime for over fifty years. As Bats states, he has aged phenomenally.
  • Open Secret: Everyone (except for Lord Business) seems to know he's Bruce Wayne, despite his attempts to claim otherwise.
    • Inverted in The Lego Batman Movie where nobody in Gotham knows, even when evidence is staring them in the face. They all just assume that Bruce Wayne and Batman are roommates.
  • Pet the Dog: Even before his Character Development, he still shows a soft side to him.
    • Running Gag where every single time he accidentally hurts someone, he apologizes immediately for it.
    • He even cheers up Robin when he sees of the villains of the Phantom Zone invade Gotham City by beat boxing with him.
  • Romantic False Lead: For Wyldstyle, who develops feelings for Emmet over the course of the movie. She eventually dumps him for Emmet at the end; he's surprisingly cool with it.
  • Rude Hero, Nice Sidekick: Rude hero to Robin's nice sidekick.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Robin's Sensitive Guy.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: He manages to exit and return to the Batwing's cockpit without visibly or audibly opening it.
  • Spoiled Brat: In the early part of the movie and some of the teaser trailers he acts more like a spoiled child than a well adjusted adult, to the point that Alfred reads a book on how to deal with spoiled children.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: The whole point of his movie is him learning to lighten up. He starts out as a cynical and egotistical loner who is a jerk to everyone around him, is borderline abusive to Robin and has several Kick the Dog moments to a person who is still egotistical, but is also someone who realizes the error of his ways, almost sacrifices himself and fully embraces his role as Robin's father.
  • To The Bat Noun: He says, "To the Batmobile!" only for the camera to cut to the Batmobile being destroyed by the Super Secret Police.
    • His own movie lets him use it again, and this time the Batmobile remains unexploded.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Lobster thermidor, according to The Lego Batman Movie.
  • invokedTrue Art Is Angsty: A firm believer in this.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: In his own movie. Fortunately, Phyllis reminds him how horrible he was being to everyone, while in the Phantom Zone, and Batman sees the error of his ways, and even saves the lives of Robin, Alfred, Barbara, and the rest of Gotham City.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: On the receiving end of this, especially in the Lego Batman Movie where Barbara called him out for bringing in the Phantom Zone projector to Gotham City.
  • Wolverine Publicity: Has the largest role of any of the licensed characters in the movie, and gets the most screen time out of them too.

    Good Cop/Bad Cop
Hi there buddee! Would you like a drink? TOO BAD!!!
"Hi, buddy! I'm your friendly neighborhood police officer! You want a glass of water?"

Voiced by: Liam Neeson

  • Affably Evil: Good Cop can be nice. On one hand, he doesn't do anything to stop Emmet almost being melted by torture laser. On the other hand, he is strong-willed enough to stop Bad Cop from freezing his own parents.
  • Badass Baritone: Liam Neeson employs his full vocal ability on him, while Good Cop speaks very softly.
  • Chairman of the Brawl: He wields a chair at numerous points, and loves taking out his frustration on it.
  • Cool Car: Has a police car that changes into a hovercraft.
  • Cool Shades: The standard cop ones.
  • The Comically Serious: Bad Cop is hilarious for how dramatic he is with everything.
  • Darth Vader Clone: He's The Dragon to the Big Bad, he takes the heroes on head-on, wears all black, and vents his frustration very violently. He also has a Heel–Face Turn at the end.
  • Die, Chair! Die!: A Running Gag has Bad Cop taking his frustration out on chairs to a point that after failing to catch the heroes at the city limits, a Mook brings him a chair to beat up.
  • The Dragon: He does much of the grunt work.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Bad Cop, while being more ruthless than Good Cop, still loves his family dearly. You can see how heartbroken he looks when he has to freeze them. At one point, he even addresses them as "Mummy and Daddy".
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Bad Cop, being Liam Neeson in his full glory.
  • Evil Counterpart: Bad Cop is this to Batman, wears all black? Check, Deep Voice? Check, uses a black car that can also fly and other such things? Check. He even has an odd evil version of Batman's backstory, whereas Batman's parents were murdered, he was forced to freeze them with glue.
  • Good Cop/Bad Cop: A rare case of the one-man variant.
  • Gosh Darn It to Heck!: As badass as Bad Cop is, he is comedically limited in his swears after Emmett escapes him, only managing to say "Darn darn darn darny DARN!".
  • Half-Hearted Henchman: More like Half-Headed. Which is why Lord Business wipes off his good side. He gets it back by the end of the movie, but it's doodled poorly.
  • If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten: In order to prove his loyalty after failing to reclaim Emmet and the Piece, Lord Business orders him to fire the Kragle at his own parents. :He can't bring himself to do it, so Lord Business erases his good side, allowing Bad Cop to freeze them unfettered.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: During one of his chair tantrums, he manages to hit a cop running away far off in the distance with the chair he just kicked.
  • Literal Split Personality: Not entirely split, but Good Cop and Bad Cop are distinct faces on the same head. Lord Business enforces a Split-Personality Takeover when he erases Good Cop's face, giving Bad Cop complete control; however, Bad Cop restores Good Cop in the finale by crudely redrawing Good Cop's face.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: After Lord Business betrays him for no real reason other than "it's just businessnote ", Bad Cop restores his previously erased Good Cop self and helps the heroes escape.
  • Morality Chain: Good Cop may not be as assertive as Bad Cop, but he does rein in Bad Cop's sadism to some extent. Good Cop's presence stops Bad Cop from using the Kragle on his parents, but once Good Cop's gone, Bad Cop does it without question.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Bad Cop has this towards Lord Business. This changes when Business leaves him to die, spurring his Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal and restoration of Good Cop.
  • Mythology Gag: His entire concept is based on the double-sided minifigure heads that became popular years ago that allow you to turn the head around during play to switch the character's mood.
  • Necessarily Evil: Bad Cop sees himself as this, saying it's just his job.
  • Nice Guy: As Good Cop, though even then he isn't above lying to Emmet to get rid of him that much more swiftly.
  • Officer O'Hara: He's a police officer played by Irish actor Liam Neeson, so it's not surprising to hear Good Cop with a perky Irish accent. At one point he's even singing Danny Boy quietly to himself.
  • Perpetual Frowner: As Bad Cop.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Good Cop, in contrast to Bad Cop's sunglasses.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He only does what he does because it's his job, and is quite caring of his parents. This gives Lord Business the idea to erase his good half to keep him on the job permanently.
  • Rabid Cop: Bad Cop demonstrates these tendencies as he screams at Emmet throughout his interrogation, repeatedly clobbers his robot henchmen with chairs, and relentlessly pursues the Master Builders across the LEGO universe.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: When about to leave with Lord Business, he's seen carrying a pink suitcase with stickers.
  • Running Gag: Bad Cop always throws or kicks around a chair whenever he gets angry. He even brings the chair with him during chases so he can kick it when he gets mad.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: A permanent feature of Bad Cop.
  • Sixth Ranger: His Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal happened just before the climactic battle.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Bad Cop is definitely the more competent of the duo, and seems to be the dominant personality.
  • Transforming Vehicle: His cruiser transforms into an aircraft after he falls off into a canyon while chasing Emmet and the others.

    Captain Metal Beard
"Really hard?! Wiping ye bum with a hook for a hand is really hard! This be IMPOSSIBLE!"

Voiced by: Nick Offerman

  • Achilles in His Tent: Note that he doesn't even get a new crew between the first raid on Octan Tower and present day. He's been alone this whole time. Even the Pirate Parrot is fake!
  • Arm Cannon: Literal pirate cannons for the record.
  • Artificial Limbs: The only normal part left of him is his head.
  • Badass Beard: Made of metal, no less.
  • Berserk Button: "First law of the sea: never place your rear end on a pirate's face."
  • Big Damn Heroes: He returns to hoist the heroes out of the ocean after their submarine explodes.
  • The Big Guy: Literally and figuratively.
  • Captain Colorbeard: Only it's metal instead of a color.
  • Changed My Mind, Kid: He's one of the first Master Builders to leave when he sees how unqualified Emmet is as a leader, but comes back to help after the heroes evade Bad Cop's detection in Emmet's double-decker couch, realizing that Emmet's ideas are dumb enough to work.
  • Cool Airship: His boat doubles as an airship.
  • Cow Tools: Whatever that singing head form was intended for...
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: In spite of his stupid tendencies, he is awesome in combat.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Even though his new body makes him ridiculously powerful, he makes it apparent that he doesn't actually like it.
  • Defiant to the End: In the climax, when all seems lost, Metalbeard solemnly declares that it's all over, but does not cease fighting.
  • Determinator: Rebuilt himself from a head and organs.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Has a beard made of metal.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Having an eyepatch does not make him any less awesome, quite the contrary.
  • Gold Tooth: Like a classic pirate, one of his teeth is this.
  • Hand Wave: How he managed to rebuild himself with only his head and organs (and presumably no surviving crew) is a mystery. One a young kid like Finn would probably not think about while he's in the middle of something.
  • Handicapped Badass:
    • His entire body sans head is entirely Artificial Limbs.
    • His flashback shows him managing to fight off Lord Business' robot goons and escape the Octan Tower after he'd already been reduced to just his head and beard.
  • I Was Quite The Looker: Metalbeard maintains his original body was strapping and virile, as opposed to the mismatch of parts he uses to replace it.
  • Jade-Colored Glasses: He once led the initial charge against Lord Business, but the overwhelming defeat he and his crew suffered not only resulted in Metal Beard losing his body, but also caused him to believe that any further attack on Business's forces, Special or no, would be a lost cause. Emmet's naivete reinforces his cynicism as much as it inspires him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Metalbeard is a cynic and a bitter man, but most of this is down to the loss of several Master Builders in the past, and he ultimately comes back to help the heroes in spite of Emmet's naivete.
  • Man in the Machine: He's a lego pirate Dreadnaught
  • Mr. Exposition: He describes the inner workings of Lord Business's headquarters, including the traps in store for the heroes, based on past experience.
  • My Greatest Failure: The loss of his 'hearty crew'. And anything not his head and internal organs, but that's another matter.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: He is built similarly to a LEGO mech vehicle, despite being the character himself and not a piloted suit.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: He's got the pirate and robot nailed down...and is also made of LEGO.
  • No Indoor Voice: To the point other characters complain that he can only shout.
  • Pirate Parrot: Has a metal one built onto his shoulder.
  • Pirate Pegleg: The weird thing being that they're all Artificial Limbs...
  • Real Men Wear Pink: If his appreciation for classic Judy Garland is any indication.
  • Shapeshifter Baggage: He can somehow convert his entire body into a regular-sized scanner.
  • Sky Pirate: He's normally of the regular pirate variety, but he can turn his boat into a Cool Air Ship
  • Sword and Gun: Both giant, with cannons replacing the gun.
  • Talk Like a Pirate: Stereotypically so. Somehow it's the only way to get Lord Business's voice-activated computer to drop the laser barrier around the Kragle.
  • Transforming Mecha: Disguises himself as a working photocopier, as well as a giant singing head.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: Or rather, he rebuilt himself after escaping the Octan Tower with nothing but his head and internal organs. Somehow.


Voiced by: Charlie Day

  • The All-Solving Hammer: His answer to every problem is build a spaceship.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's a goofball for most of the movie, but when he's put in the cockpit of a spaceship, he becomes a trigger-happy maniac.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Due to the crack in his helmet (see Mythology Gag), he's had a lack of oxygen while in space, making him... just a bit spacey.
  • Establishing Character Moment: "I can build a spaceship! Watch!" (Starts building at a much faster speed than the Master Builders we've seen.)
  • Fascinating Eyebrow: Does this on seeing the double-decker couch.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: He's mentally stuck in the 80's. One example is him failing to use an advanced computer, which took MetalBeard to fix. He's actually a lot better when he has to hack a TV network due to the technology he has to work with being outdated, which according to him, is from the 80's.
  • Genius Ditz: An incredibly fast and talented Master Builder...of old 80's-style spaceships, and only that specific variety of vessel. Let him loose and he'll have a multi-passenger combat-ready spaceship put together in literally seven seconds. Otherwise, he's a space cadet who can't even operate a voice-activated computer system in spite of his best efforts.
  • Jet Pack: He has one, which he uses to float around, mostly.
  • Keet: He gets... rather excitable whenever he gets to work with 1980-something technology. Particularly when it comes to building spaceships.
  • Large Ham: It is painfully, painfully clear that Charlie Day had an absolute blast playing Benny. And we love him for it.
  • Mythology Gag: His very existence is one: He's one of the old LEGO Space Minifigures with a crack in his helmet's chin as commonly happened to that model of helmet.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Like Emmet, his Black Bead Eyes don't shine as a nod to old LEGO minifigs, which had eyes like this.
  • Percussive Maintenance: Inverted. After going through all the effort to build his spaceships, only for the idea to be shot down, he can instantly disassemble the entire thing just by tapping it with his foot.
  • Playful Hacker: He's a wiz at computers, at least from the 1980s. Any newer technology is a bit beyond him.
  • Running Gag: All of his attempts to build a spaceship get shot down until near the end of the film, and he's surprised that nobody speaks up to veto his spaceship plan then.
  • Shout-Out: He appears to be an Affectionate Parody homage to Elton John's "Bennie and the Jets" and "Rocket Man".
  • Survival Mantra: "SPACESHIP!" Said insanely and energetically as he flies it throughout the LEGO worlds.
  • Walking Techbane: He can't work computers very well unless they're from the 80s.

    Princess Unikitty
"Any idea is a good idea, except the not-happy ones."
"Hiiiiiii! I am Princess Unikitty, and I welcome you all to Cloud Cuckooland!"

Voiced by: Alison Brie (The LEGO Movie, Lego Dimensions), Tara Strong (Unikitty!)

  • Action Girl: She can eat robots if sufficiently pissed off.
  • Animesque: Her eyes and design are this.
  • Authority in Name Only: Does not appear to have any power over her "subjects" in Cloud Cuckooland, and she even openly admits that there is no actual government. This doesn't really bother her though.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a cuddly, pink unicorn-feline hybrid that can fly through the air and eat robots when she's angry.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's cheerful and hospitable to everyone she meets, but when she snaps, she takes no survivors
  • Big Sister Instinct: Unikitty! introduces her younger brother, Puppycorn. Make him sad and Angry Kitty would like a word with you...
  • Breakout Character: She features in a majority of LEGO Movie merchandise, is front and centre with Emmet and Wyldstyle on the cover for the DVD and in the videogame tie-in she joins Emmet for the final battle. She even has her own animated spin-off series.
  • Break the Cutie: After Lord Business attacks Cloudcuckooland.
  • Burning with Anger: "Angry Kitty" has flame motifs on her legs and tail.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: In a really punny way; being from Cloud Cuckooland she technically is one, even having her head (and the majority of her body) in one for a while. However, she's quite coherent and aware of her surroundings, which makes it absolutely heartbreaking to see her sad when her home is destroyed.
  • Color Coded Emotions: She turns red as "Angry Kitty" and green as "Queasy Kitty".
  • Cry Cute: Which makes her even cuter.
  • The Cutie: She was specifically created to be cute, innocent and utterly adorable.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Barely a minute into her first appearance, we get her Nightmare Face.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Given her design, it's not surprising.
  • Floating Limbs: Extra pieces appear to signify arms or paws.
  • For Happiness: Oh so much.
  • Genki Girl: This easily-excitable unicorn-kitty hybrid is overflowing with energy.
  • Hidden Depths: Unikitty appears to be a happy-go-lucky cutie, but it's made clear early on that she has some anger issues to resolve. She finally drops it in the finale and goes berserk on Lord Business' Micromanagers.
  • The High Queen: Word of God says she rules Cloud Cuckooland with an iron marshmallow.
  • Hulking Out: The anger she tries to repress throughout the movie bursts forth after she decides "ah screw it" during the climax... and many Micro-Managers were deconstructed afterwards.
  • Is This What Anger Feels Like?: Anger is a very foreign concept to the people of Cloud Cuckoo Land, so much so that she can only describe it as "the opposite of happiness".
  • Killer Rabbit: She's a cute, pink cat-unicorn hybrid with a Genki Girl personality who can eat an entire legion of Elite Mooks when sufficiently enraged.
  • Mega Neko: Due to being a Mix-and-Match Critter, she is mostly a cat but has the size (and horn) of a unicorn.
  • Meganekko: Uses a marker to fake a pair of glasses as part of a disguise of Bruce Wayne's assistant.
  • Mix-and-Match Critter: Part Cute Kitten, part Unicorn, part LEGO pieces obviously not intended for creating animals.
  • Nightmare Face: Whenever her anger gets the better of her.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: She's the only main character who isn't a LEGO minifig, instead being a cat/unicorn made entirely of bricks, with her face being a decal on the brick, and unlike all the other characters her parts change dramatically as she prances around, or sits, or goes berserk.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: The Master Builders draw glasses, a tie, and various financial symbols on her so she can blend in in the Octan Tower board room. She still acts just as energetic and excitable, merely peppering her speech with words like "business" and "numbers", yet the robot board members seem completely taken in by the ruse.
  • The Pollyanna: She tries to be this after Cloud Cuckoo Land is destroyed, constantly needing to remind herself to "stay positive". It doesn't last.
  • Pretty Princess Powerhouse: She's a pink princess, and can kick plenty of robot butt.
  • Princesses Prefer Pink: She's a princess, and her natural fur color is pink.
  • Princesses Rule: Subverted. While she is the host for travelers to her country, she also states that it doesn't actually have any government or even rules.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her eyes (and her whole body) turn red when she goes into "Angry Kitty" mode.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Cloud Cuckoo Land is implied to be Finn's little corner of the basement where he can make whatever he wants. And he made the ruler of his land a super-cute pink kitty/unicorn thing.
  • Rage Breaking Point: She does herself to push down any semblance of anger she has throughout the movie, but when Emmet is attacked by the Micromanagers, she finally decides to drop the "positive" act and goes on a rampage.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: She's a pink fluffy unicorn kitty. Even the books acknowledge how adorable she is.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Not only is she one of the Master Builders, but she's also a master of disguise. Yeah, it's a Paper-Thin Disguise and it relies on The Guards Must Be Crazy, but that's the joke.
    Batman: I left the weird cat-thing to stall.
    *cut to the main meeting room*
    Unikitty: *attempting to distract the Business-Bots* Business, business, business! Numbers! Is this working?
    Business-Bot: Yes.
    Unikitty: Yaaay!
    • The synopsis for Unikitty! also says she keeps busy with official royal responsibilities.
  • Shipper on Deck: You can hear her giggle just as Emmet and Wyldstyle are about to hold hands.
  • Stepford Smiler: Type C: She clearly has anger issues, which she tries to repress every time they surface. It blends with Type A after witnessing the destruction of her home.
  • Super Strength: She is able to flip over a half-finished submarine with ease.
  • Think Happy Thoughts: She constantly thinks of cute, happy things to stay positive. Eventually she just can't contain her rage.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Wyldstyle's Tomboy.
  • Trying Not to Cry: She keeps telling herself to stay happy as she sees the remains of her home sink into the ocean.
  • Unstoppable Rage: After she snaps she Turns Red and destroys a large number of micro-managers.

    Master Builders 
The Master Builders are the elite team of super builders that keep the world in balance, per the norm.

Much like how the film Wreck-It Ralph brought us the world of video game characters in a Massive Multiplayer Crossover, this film (like Toy Story before it) is a "Roger Rabbit with Toys" movie. From LEGO Green Lantern to Superman, Abraham Lincoln, The LEGO Movie pulled out all the stops to bring some of their best (and obscure) characters spanning from over 30 years.

  • Advertised Extra: One of the first trailers was even The Long List, which for many of them was half their screentime.
  • A House Divided: The drawback to being able to create for themselves is their inability to work together since they're all only knowledgeable to their own niche LEGO sets. Emmet's Heroic Sacrifice inspires them to band together.
  • Dead Star Walking: Several Master Builders were involved in a raid on Lord Business' base, including The Flash. They all died (or captured and placed in the Think Tank, this is never made clear) except for Metalbeard, who was badly wounded.
  • Ink-Suit Actor:
    • All the Star Wars characters excluding Han are voiced by their original voice actors.
    • Shaquille O'Neal voices his own LEGO counterpart.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Their general response to learning Emmet is the least qualified Special they could have possibly hoped for is to run away. Lord Business' arrival only hastens their resolve. Subverted later when the all return after Lucy's speech about Emmet's sacrifice.


Voiced by: Channing Tatum

  • Adaptational Wimp: As you can guess, he's much less powerful than other incarnations of the character, notably when he gets arrested as the robotic Mooks have little trouble restraining him without Kryptonite.
  • The Cape: It's Superman, though he's not as effective as he's usually portrayed.
  • Driven to Suicide: Played for Laughs; upon finding out that he's going to be stuck next to Green Lantern in the Think Tank, he asks for someone to bring him some Kryptonite.
  • I Need to Go Iron My Dog: Blows Green Lantern off by saying that he has to go to Krypton; Green Lantern comments that Krypton was destroyed, but Superman is gone by then.
  • Pet the Dog: For all he really doesn't like Green Lantern, he did at least invite the guy to the Justice League's 57th anniversary party. Batman didn't even get that.
  • Smug Super: Mildly. He is by all accounts a great hero, but he's also an ass as well, as seen with his interactions with Batman.
    Batman: Easy, I'm not here to fight you.
    Superman: Yeah, because I would crush you.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: It's his interview on a TV show that gives the Joker his inspiration to get sent to the Phantom Zone.
  • Worf Effect: Despite his incredible power, Superman gets taken in by Bad Cop like all the other Master Builders in order to raise the stakes for the climax.

Green Lantern

Voiced by: Jonah Hill

  • Actor Allusion: Jonah's Megamind character was named for Green Lantern's Hal Jordan and John Stewart.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the video game based on the movie he gets a chance to actually join in the fighting against the Micromanagers.
  • Adorkable: Is just so happy when he sees Superman. He even has gapped teeth which give him an endearing, childlike smile.
  • Ascended Fanboy: This version of GL is clearly a fan of Superman, so much so that it annoys Supes to no end.
  • Butt-Monkey: Is portrayed as being really annoying, but sympathetic at the same time.
  • Captain Oblivious: He has absolutely no idea that Superman hates him, no matter how obvious this is.
  • Composite Character: Hal Jordan appearance-wise, somewhere between Kyle Rayner and Guy Gardner personality-wise.

Wonder Woman

Voiced by: Cobie Smulders

  • Mythology Gag: There is focus on her being handcuffed and taken away by Lord Business's forces. In Golden Age Wonder Woman comics, having her hands tied nullified her powers.
  • To The Bat Noun: "To the invisible jet!" (It gets blown up.)
  • Women Are Wiser: Of the Justice League members who appear in the film, she doesn't have a comedic personality.

Dumbledore and Gandalf

Shaquille O'Neal

Voiced by: Shaquille O'Neal

  • Didn't See That Coming: Has his fellow basketball players build a catapult to which he plans to launch a basketball at Lord Business invading ships... and it fails because the ships were sealed with Kragle.
  • Oh, Crap!: When the catapult fails and they got a whole fleet of enemy ships now pointed at them.

Abraham Lincoln

Voiced by: Will Forte

  • Cool Chair: Sits in the same kind of chair as the one from the Lincoln memorial, except this one can fly.
  • Nice Hat: Sports Abe's iconic one.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He flees in his rocket chair when he learns that Emmet isn't much of a leader or a creative thinker.
  • Subverted Catchphrase: It seems like Abe is going to use his famous "A house divided against itself cannot stand" quote, only to admit he would prefer a house divided to Emmet's plan.
    "A House Divided against itself...would be better than this!"

The Flash

Voiced by: Adam Devine
  • Red Shirt: He is seen as member of Metal Beard's crew in the flashback about his failed raid on Octan Tower. Also literal, given the color of Flash's outfit. Thankfully, he was just captured.
  • The Voiceless: He's one of the most visible of the members of Metalbeard's crew, but since he only appears as Metalbeard narrates, he doesn't get to say anything.
    • Averted in The Lego Batman Movie, where he's voiced by Adam Devine.


Tropes applying to all of the below characters:

  • Order Versus Chaos: Finn represents chaos and the Man Upstairs represents order. Both of them initially have conflicting views, but are eventually able to put their differences aside.
  • Technician vs. Performer: The central conflict, The Man Upstairs seeks to build according to the instructions, where Finn is a performer who wants to build his own things.
  • Walking Spoiler: Again, they're tied so much to the film's plot twist that saying they exist gives away most of the ending.


Played by: Jadon Sand

The young boy to whose imagination we owe the events of the movie.

  • Adorably Precocious Child: A pretty sweet kid who, as Child Prodigy suggests, is able to create a complex story and imaginative world. However, he seems to be more mature than his manchild of a father.
  • Child Prodigy: He managed to create a great story, complex characters, and build a whole world all on his own, and he does this all for fun.
  • Creating Life Is Awesome: You might say everything he creates is awesome.
  • Deus ex Machina: Of a sort. His intervention allows Emmet to return to and save the LEGO universe.
  • Dub Name Change: "Emmet" in the Japanese dub, causing all kinds of confusion.
  • Flat "What.": His response when his father suggests they let Finn's sister play with the LEGOs as well. Considering that Duplo blocks (larger, blockier, er, blocks made by LEGO for very young children) invade Bricksburg and state their intention to destroy, this is seen as a very bad thing (at least from Finn's point of view).
  • God: One of two from the Lego peoples' point of view
  • God Is Good: He's the nice, creative god contrasting the Lawful Jerkass god that his dad is.
  • Goo Goo Godlike: He is a child, and yet to the LEGO he holds ultimate power over their universe.
  • Greater-Scope Paragon: His creativity is what allows Emmet to go on his adventures, and is meant to represent the aesop of the film.
  • Her Codename Was Mary Sue: The most likely explanation for the Dub Name Change in the Japanese version, in fact in the trailers he and Emmet shared the same voice actress.
  • Mr. Imagination: In contrast to his father.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He created and plays with robots, superheroes, cowboys, and Princess Uni-Kitty.

"The Man Upstairs"

Played by: Will Ferrell

Finn's unnamed father, on whom Lord Business is based.

  • Adopt the Dog: He decides to let his son and daughter play with his own LEGO collection, realizing that it's more important for them to expand their minds creatively than to have all the LEGO stuck in place.
  • Adult Fear: Being held in disrespect by his son, once he held the Lord Business minifig in his hand and realizing that it was modeled on him.
  • Archnemesis Dad: He's strict and likes his LEGO to be separate and untampered with, which is exaggerated in Lord Business' evilness and his desire to permanently freeze everything in the universe in place.
  • Anti-Villain: He simply wants his toys to be left organized, though he still wants his son to have fun (albeit with a much smaller set of LEGO).
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Vitruvius mentioned him when he and Wyldstyle entered Emmet's mind.
  • Control Freak: He hates that his son messes with his orderly LEGO sets, and decides to use Krazy Glue to glue the pieces together to prevent further tampering. It's such a part of his character in fact that Finn unintentionally gives Lord Business the exact same line in his playtime that his dad will use later in the film:
    Lord Business/The Man Upstairs: So I can make things the way they're supposed to be ...permanently.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Invoked in-universe, but downplayed in the real world; while Finn's father definitely has a white collar job, which translated to Lord Business being an evil executive, the real guy isn't seen to be corrupt or even an executive.
  • God Is Evil: The mini-figures call him "The Man Upstairs", with a similar reverence to him as humans would to God. However, he's a much less benevolent "deity" than his son, wanting order to his LEGO sets and stifling creativity. He ceases being "evil" at the end, though, just like villain Lord Business.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He's the inspiration for Finn's plot about Lord Business wanting to glue together the universe, but isn't directly involved in it until the climax.
  • Heel Realization: He has a change of heart when he realizes that his son based the Big Bad Lord Business on him, which also leads to Business' Heel–Face Turn.
    "So...Lord Business is the bad guy?"
  • Humans Are Cthulhu: His "relics" are described in horrifying terms (by the standards of a kid's movie / kid's playtime, that is), as is Emmet's vision of his hand. There's a definite Lovecraftian thing going on with the relationship between him and the LEGO figures.
  • Hypocrisy: The Man Upstairs is practically hypocrisy incarnate.
  • Jerkass: Starts off as this, going as far as ripping his son's creations apart, and gluing certain pieces so that his son would not use them.
  • Jerkass Gods: Those creations were (unbeknownst to him) sentient entities who viewed him as a God.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Becomes this after his Heel Realization.
  • Light Is Not Good: His entrance into the basement has the sun reflecting around him, making it hard to see him but for a silhouette. Certainly makes sense, seeing as how he's more or less the "God" of the LEGO universe. In general most of his shots, particularly when he's micro-managing the Lego world and destroying the rebellion have him back-lit, giving him a strange, heavenly glow. However, Finn isn't really thrilled when he comes down. Thankfully, he undergoes a Heel–Face Turn (of sorts) at the end.
  • Manchild: He tries to defy this, insisting that keeping his sets orderly is the "adult" way to use them. His son protests, pointing out that they're still toys and the instruction boxes say they're for ages 8-14. Ultimately his attempts to try to seem mature just further display his immaturity until the end when he's able to reconnect to his inner child.
  • Moral Myopia: He hates it when Finn dismantles his sets, yet when he dismantles his son's creations it's justified because it's orderly.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Realizing that his son is basing the villain of his story on him, and thus that he is seeing his own father in a rather negative light, helps to shape him into a better sport about it all.
  • Obliviously Evil: He's just having an argument with his son about the proper way of handling their toys. Down there, a universe is being destroyed because of it.
  • Outside-Genre Foe: As the Greater-Scope Villain of the movie, he's not made of LEGO, and is completely alien to Emmet.
  • Parental Hypocrisy: Judging from the presence and worn out condition of Benny, the Man Upstairs has been collecting LEGO since he himself was a boy and played with it an awful lot (enough to have dismantled Benny's original spaceship and forgotten how to reassemble it).
  • Periphery Demographic: In-universe. Although he's a grown adult, his LEGO sets are for ages 8-14.
    "That's just a suggestion. They have to put that on there."
  • Selective Obliviousness: He expects his son to respect the instructions, yet when his son tells him that all his LEGO sets are for children under 14, he says that it's "just a suggestion" and that "they have to put that on there".
  • Serious Business: Is incredibly strict about wanting his LEGO model kept in perfect order and his son not playing with them, and uses Insistent Terminology to downplay that they're toys.
  • “Stop Having Fun” Guy: He allows his son to be creative with LEGO... just as long as he sticks to the instructions exactly. Until he sees the manner in which his son expresses his dislike for that.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Eventually allows Finn (and his sister) to play with his LEGO sets.

Finn's Sister

Finn's younger sister. She acts as a living Sequel Hook.

  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Finn sure doesn't seem happy about hearing she'll be participating.
  • Arc Villain: Considering the Duplo Aliens are from her collection, she'll be such if the hook is utilized in a sequel.
  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: Played for Laughs, and in the context of the LEGO universe.
  • Goo Goo Godlike: With her father's permission to also play with the LEGO sets and the invasion of the Duplo Aliens (whom she deploys and speaks through), it's very likely she falls under this trope.
  • Sequel Hook: Finn's dad decides that not only is his son allowed to play with his sets now, but his daughter is too. Cue a sparkly spaceship (shaped like a LEGO flower piece) arriving over Brickburg, deploying hostile aliens made of Duplo blocks.
  • The Voice: We don't see her, but we hear her voice speaking as the voice of the aliens.

Duplo Aliens

Beamed down from a disco ball of sorts, the Duplo aliens are the creations of Finn's sister, and they don't come in peace.

Introduced in The LEGO Batman Movie

     Richard "Dick" Grayson/ Robin

"Now I'm free, now I'm movin'. Come on, Batman, let's get groovin'!"

Voiced by: Michael Cera

  • Adorkable: Robin is a huge Batman fan, and reacts with childish enthusiasm constantly while around him.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Orphaned Batman fan becomes Batman's son Robin.
    Dick: First I had no dads, then I had one dad, now I have two dads and one of them is BATMAN!
  • Badass Adorable: This Robin is an Adorkable Nice Guy with huge Puppy-Dog Eyes who probably isn't even over 16 and yet he is still able to keep up with his adoptive dad in terms of badassary
  • Composite Character: Robin in the movie is Dick Grayson, but his large glasses and hairstyle are taken from The Dark Knight Returns' Carrie Kelly.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His first scene is him sitting alone at the top of the tall gate to the orphanage perking up as he hears the Batmobile approaching, He then gets bulldozed by the herd of orphans as they run up to the Batmobile. This shows that he doesn't really have friends despite how nice he is, and he apparently has some acrobatic skill since he can perch at the top of a gate-sign and jump down with no trouble.
  • Has Two Daddies: Since Batman decides to tell him that Bruce Wayne and Batman co-adopted him, Robin spends most of the movie believing this.
    Robin: Wow! A month ago I had no dads, then I had one dad, now I have two dads! And one of them is Batman!
  • Heartwarming Orphan: Played for Laughs, even succeeding into getting adopted by a successful billionaire who in turn is the world's most successful orphan.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: It's never explained where Robin learned his advanced acrobatic and combat skills. The acrobatics could be justified if he's still the son of circus acrobats though.
  • Keet: Extremely small and hyper. He apparently spent a week gallivanting around Wayne Manor without rest.
  • Macgyvering: Batman gives him a crash-course in Master Building so he can steal the Phantom Zone Projector.
  • Made of Iron: After getting the Phantom Zone Projector, he's zapped, stabbed, and burnt by Superman's many security systems. He quickly brushes it all off. In fact, he doesn't even seem to notice his injuries.
  • Meganekko: His glasses are carried over from Carrie Kelly as opposed to most if not all versions of Dick Grayson. Unlike Carrie however, it's more to emphasize his Adorkable charm.
  • Nice Guy: Robin is an optimistic and sweet little guy who loves Batman and just wants to help him.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Has these by default, but they go Up to Eleven when he's distressed.
  • Reality Ensues: A bright yellow cape that glitters is not going to do you any favors when you're tying to be stealthy. Also, Robin never got a lesson on how to drive the Batmobile; when he tries it in the Darkest Hour, what happens next is expected.
  • Rude Hero, Nice Sidekick: Nice sidekick to Batman's rude hero.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive guy to Batman's manly man.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: Briefly falls into Nightwing's I Work Alone mentality when he leaves Alfred and Barbara to find Batman on his own. This is one of many Kick the Dog moments that causes Batman's Jerkass Realization, but the cynicism thankfully doesn't last.
  • Unfortunate Name: Upon Dick Grayson telling Bruce his nickname, Bruce Comically Misses The Point, and responds, "Well, kids can be cruel like that." Batman also questions Robin's decision to name himself after a small, defenseless bird.
    Robin: My name's Richard Grayson, but all the kids in orphanage called me Dick.
    Batman: Well, Children can be cruel.
  • Vague Age: We don't know exactly how old Robin is in this version; it's possible he could be at least in his early teens.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Robin's redesign shifts away from his original minifigure's more traditional look. Here, he sports light brown hair and green goggles, giving him a strong resemblance to Carrie Kelley.

     Alfred Pennyworth

"Sir, if you don't mind my saying, I'm a little concerned. I've seen you go through similar phases in 2016, and 2012, and 2008, and 2005, and 1997, and 1995, and 1992, and 1989... and that weird one in 1966."

Voiced by: Ralph Fiennes

  • Adaptational Badass: While most versions of Alfred still get their time to shine as ass-kickers, none of them have ever donned their own costume and joined the Bat Family in the field fighting.
  • Battle Butler: As always, especially when he suits up alongside the rest of the Bat Family.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: To Batman.
  • The Comically Serious: Takes his job as Batman's caretaker very seriously.
  • Composite Character: He's mostly based on Alfred but he also wears a Batman suit based on the Adam West version of the character.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Alfred is a lot more direct and less eccentric as a mentor than Vitruvius. He's not a wizard-slash-prophet, he's just a butler with the power of common sense, and is all but explicitly Batman's Parental Substitute.
  • Only Sane Employee: As part of being the Minder to Batman's Cloudcuckoolander. Batman gets better though.
  • Parental Substitute: Even when Batman's chronologically around eighty, he still acts like this even putting parental controls on the Bat-Computer. Although, Batman denies this at first.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Saying he's older than most incarnations is a huge understatement, since according to the phases flashback, Batman is at least 80 years old, which makes Alfred at least 110 years old!
  • Shout-Out: His outfit during the climax is essentially a Bat version of Kato.
  • Team Dad: He's the oldest of the heroes and joins them in the battle at the end.

     Commissioner Barbara "Batgirl" Gordon

"It's my dream to team up with Batman."

Voiced by: Rosario Dawson
  • The Ace: Was top of her class at Harvard For Police among other accomplishments.
  • Beauty Mark: Has one underneath her left eye.
  • By-the-Book Cop: She wants Batman to work with the cops and stop being a vigilante.
  • Composite Character: While still youthful, she's now Police Commissioner of Gotham City, which she was in Batman Beyond. Her Batgirl suit looks like a combination of Yvonne Craig's purple Batsuit and her recent Batgirl of Burnside redesign (particularly in the torso and boots), while her personality is taken from her time as Oracle. Also like Ellen Yindel in The Dark Knight Returns, she's the newly-elected commissioner and is initially antagonistic towards Batman.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Wyldstyle was a woman who based her entire identity on being a cool rebel, to the point of changing her name. Barbara Gordon is a cop who protects the system, with her past displayed literally front and center, and clear life goals instead of following some prophecy. Wyldstyle was fooled by Emmett for a while, and wasn't exactly nice to him for much of the movie, but Barbara almost knows Batman better than he does himself, and remains relatively polite even when she's angry with him.
  • Determinator: Extremely dedicated to the city.
  • Nice Girl: Polite and reasonable person who believes in compassion and teamwork. She HAS standards, through.
  • Police Are Useless: Averted, she takes a proactive role in crimefighting without over-relying on Batman in direct contrast to her dad.
  • Properly Paranoid: Neither Batman nor Barbara buy it that the Joker willingly surrendered and know he must be up to something. Unfortunately for Batman, the Joker's ENTIRE plan is banking on this.
  • Only Sane Man: She points out that Batman never actually succeeds in stopping crime.
  • Race Lift: It's heavily hinted that she and her father are black and/or Latino, especially since both of their voice actors are Latino.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: It's emphasized that she believes in using compassion as a police officer. She even apologizes to Robin after following Batman's orders gets them locked up in Arkham Asylum.
  • Taking Up the Mantle: Barbara Gordon is Gotham's new police commissioner, essentially taking up her father's mantle.

     The Joker

"I've got a surprise for you guys! And it's gonna make you smile!"

Voiced by: Zach Galifianakis
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: While he's still The Joker as we know him, he's nowhere near as bad as most of his other incarnations. He (at first) gets along well with the other members of Batman's rogues gallery, treats Harley like an actual sidekick instead of abusing her, and in the end he helps Batman save the city once he gets what he wanted out of his plan.
  • Ambiguously Gay: He sees Harley as nothing more than a friend and he is very strongly implied to have a "thing" for Batman. It doesn't help that he is pretty effeminate in this movie - for example, he is seen putting on lipstick in one scene.
  • Arch-Enemy: His main goal is to be seen as Batman's.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: The Joker's intended goal was to get Batman to recognize him as his Arch-Enemy. Bats heartfully confesses his hate for Joker in the end.
  • Batman Gambit: Ironically uses one on Batman himself. Knowing Batman would steal the Phantom Zone phaser from Superman's Fortress of Solitude and bring it to Arkham Asylum, he is sent to the Phantom Zone with the full trust that Harley, who has already infiltrated the asylum, would bring him back with his evil army, before imprisoning Batman there himself.
  • Big Bad: He's the main threat in the movie. Although, he helps Batman and the rest of the characters prevent Gotham from falling into the abyss.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When Joker finds out that the Batcave is located under Wayne Manor, he immediately concludes that Batman and Bruce Wayne must be roommates.
  • Composite Character: The Joker has the purple suit and a hairpiece resembling his hairstyle in Batman: The Animated Series and the comics, but his forearms have tattoos similar to Jared Leto's take on the character.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: While Lord Business wanted everything in perfect order and was a Villain with Good Publicity, Joker is more chaotic and nobody likes him - in fact, several characters aren't even AFRAID of him, because they know that Batman will beat him. Also, while Lord Business had a Not So Different moment with Emmet, which is why he hates him, Joker is almost a complete opposite of Batman and wants his respect. In the end, while both villains help the heroes, Emmet convinces Lord Business to help him by supporting him and helping him realize that he is special, Batman convinces Joker by finally telling him that he hates him.
  • Cool Car: Rides a purple lowrider in the initial attack on the Gotham energy plant.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: A platonic variant. The Joker becomes incensed when Batman states that he considers Bane and Superman (who isn't even a villain) to be closer to his archenemies than he is. He goes to greater and greater lengths to make Batman admit that he's his greatest enemy and finally ends up so broken that he is willing to die with the rest of Gotham rather than accept Batman's rejection.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Joker has shark teeth, but when he smiles with his mouth closed, you can see his adorable tiny fang.
  • Despair Event Horizon: After having his Phantom Zone army defeated by the Bat Family and the Rogues Gallery, Joker crosses this to the point dying with the rest of Gotham City when the power plant blows up.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Batman and Joker's relationship in a nutshell, see Foe Romantic Subtext below.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Batman. Aside from the usual comparisons the trope invites between the two, Batman spends the film pushing away his would-be allies and insisting he can do things alone; Joker spends the film working together with other villains and gets along well with them.
  • Evil Is Petty: The Joker launches on an elaborate plot to get sent to the Phantom Zone so he can recruit and free all the inmates as part of a Legion of Doom with which to lay waste to Gotham just because Batman refused to call him his Arch-Enemy.
  • Fate Worse than Death: By the end he's crossed the Despair Event Horizon and considers dying along with the rest of Gotham City to be better than living on not being acknowledged by Batman.
  • Faux Affably Evil: The Joker always acts polite and friendly before he attacks people. By the end, he segues to genuinely Affably Evil after he mends his "ship" with Batman, touched that he's genuinely hated.
  • Foe Romantic Subtext: Invoked to the point of being a Plot Point with Batman and The Joker being Like an Old Married Couple, with Joker acting like Batman's dumped boyfriend for much of the film complete with other villains telling Joker how he's better than Batman and doesn't need him. Joker even treats Batman's refusal to say "I hate you" to Joker like he was a boyfriend who refused to say "I love you". The climax even has Batman give a heartfelt apology to Joker and has the two get very close to each other. It's almost a surprise that they don't kiss!
  • Foil: Considers himself to be Batman's, as he always has. The entire plot of the movie is basically driven by his hurt and outrage that Batman does not respect him as such.
  • Friendly Enemy: True to his character, Joker's 78 year war with Batman is the most meaningful relationship he has with anyone, and he is positively heartbroken when Batman bluntly tells him he does not even think about him, much less hate him back.
  • Kansas City Shuffle: Joker's scheme depended upon Batman being paranoid enough about his sudden surrender to steal the Phantom Zone projector and send Joker to the inter-dimensional prison, whereupon Harley would steal the projector herself and use it to unleash all the supervillains contained in the Phantom Zone. If Batman had allowed Joker to stay in prison, the movie would have been much, much shorter.
  • Karma Houdini: At the end of it all, The Joker pretty much gets off scot-free, even after he unleashed all the Phantom Zone's villains and even nearly destroyed the entire city with all the bombs stolen from the Batcave, and has even succeeded in getting Batman to confess that he's his greatest enemy. Batman even gives him a thirty minute head start.
  • Lighter and Softer: Than most (perhaps all) of the film and television versions of the Joker; which is to be expected, considering the nature of the movie and its intended audience.
  • Monster Clown: What else did you expect?
    • Sad Clown: Although, he admits that he yearns to "smile on the inside" as opposed to just "smiling on the outside."
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: The Joker both invokes this trope and plays it straight. Invoked when he "surrenders" himself to Barbara Gordon to seem innocent and played straight in the many instances where his feelings get crushed by Batman.
  • Sky Face: The Joker temporarily becomes one when he's let out of The Phantom Zone.
  • The "I Love You" Stigma: Batman treats the Joker's attempt to make him say "I hate you" as this, much to Joker's dismay.
  • Quality over Quantity: The Joker's second Legion of Doom has fewer individual villains as members (with the exception of the Wicked Witch's army of flying monkeys) than his first one, but they're all Big Bad level threats unto themselves and thus far more dangerous, to the point Batman needs a lot of back-up to beat them, as opposed to the first far larger Legion of Doom that he singlehandedly curbstomped.
  • Woman Scorned: An odd, male, Foe-Yay version of this. Joker is infuriated that Batman won't admit he hates him and goes to great extremes to wring a confession out of him. When all this fails he decides to blow up the city and die along with Batman rather than continue living in rejection.
  • Worthy Opponent: Joker's raison d'être in this film is to earn Batman's approval (and respectful hatred) as his "Greatest Enemy"; he was nearly driven to tears when Batman could not be bothered to be annoyed by him, much less hate him.

     Harley Quinn
Boo-Boo, look at me! You're too good for Batman. He needs to open his eyes and see what it feels like when you're not around.

"Nobody's got a smile like you, Mr. J."

Voiced by: Jenny Slate
  • Adaptational Badass: Harley Quinn is typically a less competent, ditzy comic relief to Joker's scary clown. Here she's the most effective villain besides the Joker himself and the ones from the Phantom Zone.
  • Co-Dragons: With Voldermort once he's released, though she's still treated as the Joker's main no 2 while Voldermort does more of the heavy lifting in the siege of Gotham.
  • Composite Character: Her hair is dyed red and black like her design in her New 52 solo series, but her pigtails are now twintails and she has bangs to increase the resemblance to her traditional hat, and she takes certain cues from her Batman: Arkham Series designs.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Inverted from the usual: here, her Harleen Quinzel persona has the grating Brooklyn accent, but her voice as Harley Quinn is unaffected.
  • Drop the Hammer: Very effectively employs a giant mallet in battle.
  • Instant Costume Change: She does a little twirl and instantly changes from her costume and make-up to average civilian woman.
  • Just Friends: Joker calls her 'girl-buddy' over the radio, they never show signs of being romantic, and she comforts him on his one-sided relationship with Batman.
  • Karma Houdini: She gets off scot-free for all the crap she pulls.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Joker's entire plan hinges on her and she pulls it off without a hitch.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: Harley successfully pulls most of Joker's plans dressed as a normal civilian outside of her costume and she is overlooked and unnoticed by everyone.
  • Wild Card: The promotional posters refer to her as such, but it's averted in the movie as she loyally works for Joker.

     Batman's Rogues Gallery 

Joker: Your city is under attack by Gotham's greatest criminal masterminds! Including... Riddler! Scarecrow! Bane! Two-Face! Catwoman! And let's not forget Clayface! Poison Ivy! Mr. Freeze! Penguin! Crazy Quilt! Eraser! Mime! Tarantula! King Tut! Orca! Killer Moth! March Hare! Zodiac Master! Gentleman Ghost! Clock King! Calendar Man! Kite Man! Catman! Zebra-man! And the Condiment King!
Pilot Bill: … Okay, are you making some of these up?
Joker: Nope, they’re all real! Probably worth a Google.

Voiced by: Zoë Kravitz (Catwoman), Billy Dee Williams (Two-Face), Conan O'Brien (The Riddler), Jason Mantzoukas (Scarcrow), Riki Lindhome (Poison Ivy), Kate Micucci (Clayface), Doug Benson (Bane)
The villains of Gotham who plague it on a regular basis. Joker gathers them all together for his master plan at the start of the film.

  • Advertised Extra: They are treated as the main evil force under the Joker in the promo materials. In actuality he forces them to turn themselves in and tosses them aside for the Phantom Zone Villains. Subverted in that they still play a key role in the climax, helping take on the Joker's army alongside the Bat Family. Even then, most of them really don't get that much characterization.
  • Affably Evil: They work together nicely, Bane says "Hi!" to the audience, and they generally seem nice when not causing mayhem. They also volunteer to help the heroes as early as Batman's release from Arkham and prove critical in saving Gotham from the Joker's Army.
  • Aluminum Christmas Trees: Lampshaded, with the pilot asking the Joker if he made some of the weirder ones up.
    Joker Nope, they're all real. Probably worth a Google.
  • Composite Character: A few of them take elements from both the comics and the films.
    • Two-Face has a more grotesque face like his Dark Knight self, the suit of his Batman Forever self and is black and voiced by Billy Dee Williams, who played him in the 1989 movie.
    • Bane has a costume and voice similar to his Nolanverse counterpart but with his comic book mask.
    • Penguin has his '60s-era costume but looks disheveled and pale with fangs like the Tim Burton Version.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: They are all easily taken out by Batman in one go despite large numbers and varied power sets.
  • Cool Car: Some of the established rogues (sans Catwoman, who rides a Cool Bike) use these in the initial attack on the Gotham energy plant and in the climax with the Bat Family against the Joker's new army. Special mention goes to:
    • The Riddler's green-and-white race car
    • Bane's gun-mounted ATV with the Mutant Leader driving it
    • The Penguin's Antarctic-themed limousine
    • Two-Face's dual-sided excavator with one clean side and one rusted-out side
    • Killer Croc's swamp-themed monster truck
  • Curbstomp Battle: They were on the receiving end of this, courtesy of Batman in the beginning. They did fare better when they teamed up with Batman against the Phantom Zone villains.
  • Evil Is One Big, Happy Family: They are all very supportive and work together swimmingly.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Played for laughs. When asked what the villains can do in order to help save Gotham, Orca replies "I"m a whale!" Barbara of all people finds this impressive.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Averted. They help the Bat-Family save the city, but it's heavily implied that now they are free, they're going to go back to their old ways.
  • Karma Houdini: Averted. They're captured very early on in the film thanks to the Joker forcing them to surrender via a trap. They do end the film free, but only after helping the Bat Family save the entire city, with Batman pointing out that they can easily take them together.
  • Larynx Dissonance:
    • Orca, who's a woman (as confirmed by the LEGO Minifigures website) but has a slightly masculine voice here.
    • Clayface, a giant imposing male monster that speaks with the rather adorable female voice of Kate Micucci.
  • Legion of Doom: Made up of most of Batman's already incredibly large Rogues Gallery.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: They turn on the Joker due to him making them turn themselves in against their will and then abandoning them.
  • Out of Focus: Only Joker and Harley really get any focus or characterization.
  • Poisonous Person: Poison Ivy's poison kisses now work instantaneously.
  • Powered Armor: Mr. Freeze takes his Up to Eleven, now piloting a Mini-Mecha.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Bane's insignia is a teddy bear wearing his mask, and Polka Dot Man can be seen pole-dancing in the background of Joker's lair.
  • Rogues-Gallery Transplant: Captain Boomerang, Tarantula and Gentleman Ghost generally belong in The Flash, Nightwing and Hawkman's rogues' galleries. Justified with Tarantula as Dick Grayson is Robin in this film.
  • Shown Their Work: Among the A-List batman villians are minor ones like Condiment King and The Eraser, all with comic-accurate costumes.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: Mr. Freeze and Clayface are often paired up. Helps that they're two of the biggest rogues physically.
  • Verbal Tic: Most of Catwoman's dialogue contains cat puns or meows.
  • Villain Team-Up: All of them for the majority of the film under the Joker. And later with Batman to save Gotham FROM the Joker.

     Phantom Zone Prisoners (SPOILERS) 
Voiced by: Eddie Izzard (Voldemort), Seth Green (King Kong), Jemaine Clement (Sauron)
A group of villains from other worlds. They were all banished to the Phantom Zone because they were too powerful to be contained by a normal prison. Their numbers include Voldemort, the Eye of Sauron, the Kraken, Medusa, King Kong, Agent Smith, the Wicked Witch of the West, Gremlins, Daleksnote , various skeletons, and at least one Velociraptor and T. Rex from LEGO Dino.

As they are Walking Spoilers, unmarked spoilers lie below.
  • Adaptational Badass: Somewhere along the line, the Kraken gained the ability to spit blue fireballs.
    • Canonically, Sauron has to rely on armies of orcs, men and the Nazgul to do his dirty work. Here, he can terrorise a city all on his own.
  • Adaptational Villainy:
    • Not quite adaptational, but the Swamp Monster and Vampire were perfectly heroic Master Builders in the first movie (Vitruvius even dubs the latter "Nice Vampire"). Here, they're just as ruthless as their fellow prisoners.
    • Played straight with King Kong, who was a sympathetic Non-Malicious Monster in his original film, but here he's a straight-up villain.
    • Whether they're from LEGO Dino or Jurassic Park, the dinosaurs are typically antagonistic but not considered villains who would be evil enough to warrant being sent to the Phantom Zone.
  • Adaptational Wimp:
    • The Daleks, who in their own series are nigh unstoppable murder machines that have killed whole planets. Here, while they're still formidable, Batman and Co. are able to take them out rather easily.
    • Sauron is a powerful dark lord who is generally surrounded by armies of orcs, and can only be truly killed through the destruction of the One Ring. Here, his primary purpose is to serve as Sinister Surveillance for the Joker, and is taken out by a single fireball from the Kraken - incidentally being one the few members of the Phantom Zone army to be outright destroyed rather than sent back at the end of the film.
    • King Kong is defeated when the Batmobile is launched at him and explodes on his face, knocking him off Wayne Island.
    • In the climax, The Wicked Witch of the West is defeated by a single missile.
    • The Kraken is knocked out by Clayface's hammer attack.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: King Kong and the Kraken.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Secondary character examples, to the Master Builders (minus the main team) from The LEGO Movie. They are made up of villains from other series, rather than heroes; are entirely absent in advertising and are a major force in the plot.
  • Co-Dragons: Voldemort serves as this along with Harley.
  • Demoted to Dragon: Many of them are the Big Bads of their respective franchises and several magnitudes of power stronger than the Joker, but they all follow his orders out of gratitude for being released (and Evil Is One Big, Happy Family regardless).
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Sauron is the Joker's most powerful ally, flooding the streets with lava. Once he's taken out, the rest of the Phantom Zone army follows soon after.
  • Eviler Than Thou: At first they're not interested with how evil Joker claims to be, though they are impressed when Joker tells him he got sent to the Phantom Zone on purpose and can get them out.
    Sauron: Take a look at the new guy.
    Kraken: Guess they'll just let anybody in here.
  • Evil Is One Big, Happy Family: They're friendly with each other, and support Joker through his strained relationship with Batman after he gets their loyalty. However, this kindness doesn't extend to anyone else.
  • Evil Tower of Ominousness: Played for Laughs. Sauron is not only in his Giant Eye of Doom form, the tower the eye sits upon is treated as part of his body, and is fully capable of movement via slowly waddling around.
  • Eye Scream: Sauron is taken out by a fireball to the eye.
    Sauron: [as his tower crumbles and he extinguishes] My eye!
  • Giant Eye of Doom: The Eye of Sauron.
  • Glass Cannon: The Daleks. They still have their iconic lasers — as well as flamethrowers — but can be taken out in one hit.
  • Its Pronounced Tro Pay: The Joker pronounces Sauron as "Soron".
  • Magma Man: Sauron can spew molten lava from his eye, and one of the first things he does upon reaching Gotham is to start filling Gotham Bay with the stuff.
  • The Men in Black: Agent Smith and his clones, though it's more of an aesthetic than anything.
  • Mooks: Assorted skeletons, daleks, flying monkeys and Agent Smith clones form the bulk of the Phantom Zone army.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: While the other major prisoners are given introductions by the Joker, the Daleks are merely introduced as "British Robots".
    Joker: Ask your nerd friends.
  • The Omniscient: The Eye of Sauron can see everything. It finds the Batcave for Joker, and the good guys can't do anything until they deal with him since the Eye can always find them.
  • Rogues-Gallery Transplant/Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Apart from the Phantom Zone being part of the Superman mythos, all the villains are from other franchises entirely.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: They're all trapped in the Phantom Zone, until the Joker busts them out and rallies them together as a Legion of Doom.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: Sauron, when he tells Joker the location of the Batcave:
    Joker: Wait... are you telling me that Batman is Bruce Wayne...'s roommate!?
    Sauron: Uh... yeah.

Voiced by: Ellie Kemper
The warden of the Phantom Zone, Phyllis appears as a floating 2x4 white brick covered in multicolored round plates.
  • Canon Foreigner: Phyllis isn't a character from any established franchise, despite being introduced as the warden of the Phantom Zone.
  • Dark Is Evil: She seems to believe this, as she initially assumes Batman is a villain based on the way he dresses in all-black and talks in a coarse growl.
  • Jerkass Realization: Gives one to Batman by showing him footage of all the times he treated his loved ones like trash to satisfy his own ego.
  • Nice Girl: Is unfailingly polite to everyone she meets, even the Joker. That being said, she's also not afraid to firmly point out that Batman's antisocial habits aren't very fitting of a hero.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Every other character is a minifig or a complicated construction, but Phyllis is just a single floating brick with some translucent plates for decoration.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: She has a habit of startling people by appearing out of the blue right behind them and perkily yelling "Hi!"

(Formally) Introduced in The LEGO Ninjago Movie

    Lloyd Garmadon/Green Ninja
All right, guys! Let's get Garmadon!
Voiced by: Dave Franco
  • Adaptational Heroism: Lloyd, in the animated series, was proud of Garmadon being evil and wanted to be like him. While he never managed to be more than a Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain before realizing his destiny as Green Ninja, this version is clearly against Garmadon from the very beginning and doesn't approve of his actions at all.
  • Age Lift: Lloyd was initially far younger than the other ninja and became older through magic in the animated series. In the movie, he's the same age as the other ninja by default.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Lloyd is a social outcast at school due to being the son of the infamous Garmadon. This is exemplified in the scene where all of the students crowd to one side of the school bus as he takes a seat on the other, causing the entire bus to lean to one side.
  • Ascended Extra: Lloyd is the main hero of this movie, having been an on/off cameo in The LEGO Movie who didn't really even speak.
  • Color Motifs: Green, obviously, which is evident in his gi and casual wear, but also, in a rare deviation of style, his eyes. This is especially significant because Lloyd's color is seen as the odd one out, and so his is emphasized further. While his color already hints that he doesn't have an elemental power, he does have the leadership energy of life that brings his team together.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Unlike Emmet or Batman, who are both adults with jobs with varying degrees of respect, Lloyd is a high school teenager ostracized by his peers due to his father being a supervillain (who he doesn't have a good relationship with either), and seems pretty eager to start his career as a superhero. Also unlike Emmet, who struggled with being noticed due to how unremarkable he was, Lloyd is well-known, but only in the capacity of being the son of a supervillain.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: When Master Wu reveals each ninja's element, Lloyd gets stuck with "green", which Lloyd points out isn't a real element. When Lloyd asks for another element, he suggests "the element of surprise" as one, only to learn that the Fuschia Ninja already possesses it. Later in the movie, it turns out there's a reason Lloyd doesn't have a real element: green is the color of life, connecting everything; Lloyd's role in the team is to connect all his teammates together.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Played with. Lloyd is hated by the city for being related to Garmadon, but adored as the Green Ninja.
  • Informed Ability: The LEGO Movie introduces its universe's Green Ninja as one of several Master Builders, yet his own movie doesn't show him perform any building. In the short film Enter the Ninjago, the only building he does consists simply of making over the Double Decker Couch.
  • Momma's Boy: He lives with his mother, and shares her green theming, has a similar hairstyle, and even favors the same weapon.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Lloyd asks if he can swap his element from green to gold, which his TV show counterpart did have in the form of Golden Power during the second and third seasons. He also asks if he can claim the element of wind (a nod to when his TV show counterpart became possessed by Morro, Master of Wind, in season five) or even "The Element of Surprise" (a joke taken from the end of Season 4, although it was Kai who said the line and not Lloyd).
  • Parental Abandonment: Lloyd is pretty deeply impacted by Garmadon's leaving, feeling heartbroken and bitter by his father's obliviousness, and during the confrontation at the beginning, his emotional issues clearly get in the way of his act as the Green Ninja.
  • Weapon of Choice: Protagonist Lloyd has a dao sword.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Looks to be Lloyd's motivation, complicated slightly by his father being a supervillain and him a heroic ninja.

    Lord Garmadon
Voiced by: Justin Theroux
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the Ninjago TV series, Garmadon wanted to be part of Lloyd's life and for his son to lead a productive, good life, but due to his corruption, commits evil acts by impulse until he's later cleansed of it. In this film, Lord Garmadon is called the "Worst Guy Ever" in promotional materials, and seems to have always been willingly evil, plotting world domination when he and Koko were dating. That being said, the movie reveals he always loved Lloyd but couldn't stop being evil, which is why Koko left him.
  • Affably Evil: He's perfectly capable of being chummy and charming when he wants to be, and his genuine love for Koko and Lloyd show it's not a front either.
  • Amazon Chaser: He fell in love with Koko after seeing her annihilate his evil army on a battlefield.
  • Badass Boast: His Villain Song, "It's Garmadon", is absolutely loaded with these.
  • Bad Boss: Garmadon sarcastically compliments his men on another failed invasion of Ninjago City, and constantly contradicts himself in telling them they need to stop following the herd while telling them to be obedient. And when he asks one of the henchmen if they want to be a follower or a leader, he launches that henchman out of his headquarters for saying the latter.
  • Being Evil Sucks: He truly loves Lloyd and Misako, but his desire to be evil means he's fighting his son on a regular basis, and is ostracized from Koko.
  • Carpet of Virility: As seen with his jungle gear, Garmadon's long torso has hair all the way down.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Garmadon's tears are combustible. This comes into play in the climax. Lloyd's words to his father reach Garmadon, who cries over them. Garmadon was in Meowthra's mouth at the time, but the tears upset her tongue, so she spits him back out.
  • Cool Helmet: Wears a pitch black samurai helmet, which is definitely cool.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Unlike Lord Business, who wanted order and control over his city, and the Joker, who was chaotic and insane in his attacks on Gotham, Garmadon is obsessed with conquering Ninjago. Lord Business wanted to be seen as special, Joker wanted Batman to finally see him as his Arch-Enemy, Lord Garmadon wants to have a good relationship with his son but has a hard time letting go of being evil.
  • Dark Is Evil: Coal black skin and black armour. Coupled quite nicely with Red Eyes, Take Warning.
  • Darth Vader Clone: Like Vader, he's decked head to toe in pitch black armor that evokes Samurai imagery, and is the evil Archnemesis Dad to the hero. Lloyd in turn looks like a minifig version of Luke.
  • Disappeared Dad: Lloyd and Lord Garmadon have major issues, including the fact that, as shown in the scene providing the movie's page quote, Lord G was a lousy father. Over the course of the movie, spending time with Lloyd causes him to have an epiphany of how he shouldn't have left and is moved to tears when Lloyd admits that he wants the time they lost back.
  • Evil Is Bigger: Garmadon has two torsos, making him the tallest minifig.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: It's eventually revealed that he always loved Lloyd, and he also still seems to care for his ex girlfriend, Koko. In the end, despite not being cleansed, he happily returns to his son's life.
  • It Is Pronounced Tro PAY: Lord Garmadon pronounces Lloyd's name as "L-loyd". Consistently.
    Lord Garmadon: L-loyd?
    Lloyd: That's right! And it's LLOYD!
    Lord Garmadon: No. L-L-O-Y-D. I named you.
  • Laughably Evil: Violent, warmongering, wants to Take Over the World? True. Wise-cracking, jocular, hammy, and all-around wacky? Also true.
  • Love at First Punch: Between Garmadon and Koko. "It was love at first fight."
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Garmadon, who has four arms, is the villain. The arms themselves are achieved by a mini-torso piece that goes over the minifigure neck. This is a bit of a tradition for Ninjago villains by nownote , and Garmadon's boasted this for a time in the original series.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Garmadon enjoyed a run with four arms for a time in the original series- now, they're a constant feature.
    • Garmadon's new helmet, rather than featuring the bone as it does in the series, looks much more like an evil kabuto. The result looks similar the Helmet of Shadows from the TV series. The Helmet of Shadows itself appears in flashback.
  • Noodle Incident: Whatever caused him to become so monstrous is never explained, but it's clear from baby pictures that he was once normal. Garmadon claims it was a spider-bitten snake, but that's not exactly confirmed.
  • Older Than They Look: Garmadon is actually the elder brother, with wizened old Wu being the younger. Maybe it's moisturizing, as discussed by Jay, but the real reasons for his comparative youthfulness aren't made clear.
  • Villain Song: "It's Garmadon"

    Master Wu
Are you ready to risk your life for Ninjago?
Voiced by: Jackie Chan

    Secret Ninja Force
  • Divergent Character Evolution: The uniforms of the ninja are much more personalized and distinct, rather than everyone's outfits subscribing to a similar theme and color-coding; Cole's outfit, for example, lacks sleeves, Zane's outfit has a more technological vibe, and Nya's outfit features a samurai skirt and has a more warrior-like aesthetic.
  • Highly Visible Ninja: When Wu tells his students that they need to practice hiding in the bamboo, none of them are particularly adept at hiding. For that matter, they're never seen practicing stealth when defending the city, either.
  • Humongous Mecha: Used by the Ninja, specifically Kai and Cole.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: The synopsis says they are ninjas by night, students by day.
  • Weapon of Choice: Each of the ninja has their own signature weapon that reflects their character:

Kai/Ninja of Fire

"F-F-Fuego!! "
Voiced by: Michael Peña
  • Anime Hair: Kai's slightly spiky hair has been upgraded to nearly twice the size of his head.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the series, he is set up to be The Hero, only for Lloyd to take place midway through the first season, at which point he morphs into the Deuteragonist. Because the movie focuses entirely on Lloyd's relationship with his father, Kai's role in the story is drastically reduced.
  • The Generic Guy: Is given much less characterization than his TV counterpart.
  • Nice Guy: He's the first of Lloyd's friends we see, and his introduction is an enthusiastic birthday greeting to the most hated guy in school.
  • Pointless Band-Aid: A new element to his design that has no significance.

Jay/Ninja of Lightning

"I mean, my mom is weird, and collects seashells. Your dad levels cities and attacks innocent people. So, they've all got their quirks, ya know?"
Voiced by: Kumail Nanjiani
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Jay's hair in the toyline and show is orange. In the film, it's dark-brown.
  • Character Exaggeration: Jay's underlying insecurity from the television show is played up here to make him completely Adorkable.
  • Innocently Insensitive: He offends the other ninjas by bluntly questioning Garmadon about his unusal features, but Garmadon himself isn't upset and seems grateful to share the knowledge.
  • Messy Hair: His hairstyle is wavy and untamed.
  • Orange/Blue Contrast: His casual outfit demonstrates his signature blue, offset by orange details and an orange scarf.

Nya/Ninja of Water

Voiced by: Abbi Jacobson

Zane/Ninja of Ice

"And I was like, lay off Mom. I'm just a teenager."
Voiced by: Zach Woods

Cole/Ninja of Earth

"You hear my new single? It's a smash!"
Voiced by: Fred Armisen
  • Mythology Gag: Cole is officially the Earth ninja but his mech is capable of sonic attacks, referencing the corresponding black hero of Hero Factory.
  • Shout-Out: Minifigure-series Cole wears a concert tour shirt, which in Ninjagoese, reveals that it's for AC/DC.

    Misako “Koko”note
He said he wanted to conquer the world. I thought it was a figure of speech.
Voiced by: Olivia Munn

Lloyd's mother, having separated with Lord Garmadon after his inability to quit his evil lifestyle.

  • Adaptational Badass: Koko is much more combat capable than in the TV show, having an identity known as Lady Iron Dragon in this continuity.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Downplayed. Lloyd's mother is still named Misako, but is only referred to by the nickname Koko.
  • Age Lift: Misako in the television series appeared to be nearing her sixties at the least, despite the fact that her son was artificially aged-up, making her seem a bit too old to be his mother. Here, she's more clearly middle-aged.
  • Expy: Her Lady Iron Dragon past makes her one of Samurai X in the TV series, being a prominent female character who has an armored battle identity nobody knows about at first. Fittingly, Lady Iron Dragon is Nya's idol.
  • Fiery Redhead: Koko is very passionate in her love and support for Lloyd, and was once a fearsome warrior fighting for good.
  • Good Parents: Misako provides nothing but love, support, and encouragement to Lloyd, and she is pissed when she learns of Garmadon's negative effects on his well-being.
  • Informed Attribute: She's seen with a nametag/employee badge, so we know she's employed, but in what position or field, we are never told.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: We only hear Garmadon's nickname for her in the film, with her full name being listed in promotional material.
  • Retired Badass: Misako gave up her warrior life in order to be a mom and raise her son to have a normal life. Of course, she doesn't know that he's not following her plan.
  • Role Reprisal: Eriko Matsui, Misako's actor in the Japanese dub of the Ninjago TV series, reprises her role for the dub of this film as well.
  • Weapon of Choice: As Lady Iron Dragon, she wielded a sword like her son's, though the sets give her a bow instead.

    Outside Ninjago 


Played by: Ruby and Pearl
  • Cats Are Mean: Zig-Zagged, because Mr. Liu claims that she's real and he got the cat scratches to prove it. But for some reason she was calm enough to let Lloyd pet her and she was named mascot of Ninjago as the citizens were all over her giving her belly rubs.
  • Badass Adorable: A cute and playful cat, that singlehandedly puts the entire Ninjago team out of commission for a while by totaling their mechs.
  • Mega Neko: The most dangerous creature in Ninjago is Meowthra, a giant cat which manages to wreak a lot of havoc. However, this trope is played with in the fact that Meowthra is a normal-sized cat that only appears Kaiju-sized to the Lego-built city and its citizens.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: She causes a lot of damage to Ninjago, and destroys most of the heroes' mechs, but only because she's playing around and trying to catch that laser.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: It's a photo realistic cat whose movements are smoother and less janky.
  • Red Right Hand: As noted by the Newscaster Cameo, Meowthra is polydactyl, with six toes on each front paw.

Mr. Liu

Played by: Jackie Chan
  • Cool Old Guy: After realizing the kid's "other friends", he tells the kid a story to cheer him up.
  • Deadpan Snarker: A bit self aware.
    Kid: Does this mean I'm a ninja master?
    Mr.Lui: Of course not. All you did was listen to a story.


Played by: Kaan Guldur

Introduced in The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

    Sweet Mayhem 
Played by: Stephanie Beatriz

Alternative Title(s): The LEGO Batman Movie, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, The LEGO Movie 2 The Second Part