Woody Pride is a 50s pull-string cowboy doll. He is Andy’s favorite toy, and the team leader of the main toys. He is at first jealous of newcomer Buzz, but after spending a night at Sid's house they become staunch friends. In Toy Story 2 Woody is stolen, and meets his costars from the TV show "Woody's Roundup".
Voiced by:Tom Hanks in the films, and his brother, Jim Hanks, in most other media.
The Atoner: Just in case you thought he got off a little too easily for his arguably selfish behaviour in the first two movies, the third has him give up his dream of going to college with Andy so that the rest of the toys won't have to be left in the attic, and so that he and the other toys will be with an owner who would have more fun playing with them.
Break the Haughty: Whilst Woody tends to not rub it in anyone's faces, he's top of the heap and knows it until Buzz shows up and threatens his position as Andy's favourite toy. Then he becomes increasingly jealous and insecure.
Catchphrase: Being merch from a TV series, he has several like "Hey, howdy, hey!", "There is a snake in my boot!" or "Somebody poisoned the water hole!". These only sound when somebody pulls his string — the "sentient" Woody rarely or never uses them.
Celibate Hero: Becomes this in Toy Story 3, due to Bo Peep’s disappearance
It's All About Me: Eventually subverted. The first movie has him so jealous of the attention Buzz is getting that he tries to knock him into the space between the table and the wall. The second movie has him refuse to return to Andy's place with the other toys, even after the journey the other toys went through to do get him to do so — admittedly, it was at least in part out of empathy for Jesse. The third, on the other hand, has him come back to Sunnyside to help free his friends, and better yet, has him give up his dream of going to college with Andy to spare the other toys from going to the attic; see also The Atoner.
Knight in Sour Armor: Becomes this in Toy Story 3, in that he knows full well that going back to the daycare is suicide, and the difficulty in helping his friends escape and making it back home before Andy leaves for college. The logical thing to do would be to try and go home alone. No points for guessing what he decides to do.
The Leader: He has the ability to quickly devise and carry out complex plans.
Older than They Look: He and his roundup gang are merchandise for a television show that aired before Sputnik was launched. After that, the show was cancelled and they probably stopped making the merchandise. That means that Woody, Jessie, Bullseye and Stinky Pete could be at least forty-nine years old as of the third movie
Really 700 Years Old: While the rest of Andy’s toys are obviously younger than him, Woody is revealed in the second film to be a toy from an old TV series, making him roughly 50 years old. This raises questions about his past and how he came to "forget" it.
Team Dad: At the start at least, he's the semi-official leader and most respected of the toys. It's also implied and played with that he's something of a father figure to Andy, who notably has no on-screen father.
Took a Level in Badass: Goes from a somewhat whiny, selfish wimp in the first movie to a breakout mastermind by the third movie.
He was already a breakout mastermind near the end of the first film. His epic planning doesn't really shine in the second movie, but every ounce of potential he had is reached in the third film.
Undying Loyalty: To Andy. Until it's time to say "So long, partner..." It's logical to assume he will show this to Bonnie as well.
Ungrateful Bastard: Has his moment in Toy Story 2. Buzz and friends go to great lengths to get up to the apartment and rescue him from toy collector Al, who is preparing to send him to Japan. The most prominent expression of this is when Buzz gives a heartfelt speech about how he once taught him that life was only worth living if he was loved by a child and he came to rescue him because he believed him. His response? "Well, you wasted your time." Although Woody does see Buzz's point and tries to leave with him almost immediately afterward.
Whip It Good: In Andy's playtime, he can uses ropes like a whip as weapon. In some video game adaptations, he also usually uses his pull-string like a whip as his main weapon
Would Hit a Girl: During his short fight against Jessie in 2, he tells her: "Don't think just 'cause you're a girl I'm gonna take it easy on ya!" However, she noticeably could hold on her own and did have the upper hand.
"To infinity and beyond!"
Buzz Lightyear is a plastic action-figure and space toy. He features a working wrist communicator, karate-chop action, blinking laser light, pop up wings, glow in the dark paint, and talks when the buttons on his chest are pushed. When he first came out of his box, he believed he was a real spaceman, and not a toy, but he eventually comes to terms with his role as a toy. In Toy Story 2, Buzz is more down to earth and leads a rescue party to find Woody. As of the sequel, the toys basically view him as the second-in-command.
Voiced by: Tim Allen in the films, and by Javier Fernandez-Peña when reset to Spanish Mode. Patrick Warburton does his voice in the TV spin-off, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. Pat Fraley voiced Buzz in the early PC and video games as well as some of the Walt Disney World attractions, while Stephen Stanton voices Buzz in the later games.
All There in the Manual: The original script for Toy Story 3 had Buzz and his toy line recalled back to Taiwan (where the Buzz Lightyear toys are made) due to a defect. Apparently, that defect could have explained why Buzz and his toy line believed themselves to be real space rangers. While this plot idea was ultimately scrapped, the final script did still include an explanation as to why the toyline had at the very least initial delusional beliefs to being the real Buzz Lightyear (as apparently they are pre-set to Demo Mode when first made.). So, that is why Buzz still believed that he was a real space ranger after he watched the news about Buzz Lightyear Action Figure, and after he fell and lost his arm, he was accidentally reset to normal mode.
Going Native: Buzz is an odd example, since he was technically a "native" all along, but but he thinks of himself as an outsider who gets accepted into a new culture when Andy writes his name on Buzz's foot. And although "revenge is not an idea that we promote on my planet... we're not on my planet, are we?"
Took a Level in Badass: Starts out delusional, has a breakdown when he finds out he's a toy, then comes right back to save himself and Woody via "Falling! With style!", before going on to rescue Woody in the second movie, and trying to save his friends from the Caterpillar Room, and rescuing Jessie while in the garbage truck
Jessie is a pull-string cowgirl doll, and Woody’s costar on "Woody's Roundup". Her old owner Emily gave her away, and she was put into storage by Al. At the end of Toy Story 2 she returns with Woody to Andy's room, and is implied to hold a torch for Buzz.
Berserk Button: She was very upset with Woody's decision in leaving the Roundup Gang to return to Andy, and went as far to be on sour terms with him (especially when the two briefly got into a fight due to Woody blaming her for turning off the television when it was Al). This also makes sense considering how Emily abandoned her.
She also doesn't like anyone making fun of her accent.
Genki Girl: On "Woody's Roundup", Jessie is pure Genki. Even in the real world, though quite cynical and remorseful, she still has shades of this trope.
The Glomp: She glomps Woody upon first meeting him — one of many things that causes Woody to become "officially freaked out" in that scene. She glomps Woody again at the end of the movie after she and Woody have successfully escaped from the plane and landed safely behind Buzz on Bulleye's back. In Toy Story 3, She glomps Buzz after he rescues her in the trash compactor, gets crushed under a falling TV, and, just when everyone thinks he's dead, turns out to be not only alive but restored to his normal self.
Older than They Look: She and the roundup gang are merchandise for a television show that aired before Sputnik was launched. After that, the show was cancelled and they probably stopped making the merchandise. That means that Woody, Jessie, Bullseye and Stinky Pete could be at least forty-nine years old as of the third movie.
Tsundere: In Toy Story 2, she was a Type B towards Woody after the latter decided to leave the Roundup Gang and return home with Andy. She soon gets out of this phase after revealing Woody her past with Emily.
"I just don't think I can take that kind of rejection."
Rex is a cheap plastic dinosaur toy. He has a huge inferiority complex because of his tiny arms. He constantly tries acting scary, but due to his timid nature, he can never pull it off, and constantly worries about getting replaced with a meaner dinosaur. In Toy Story 2 he is seen obsessing over a Buzz Lightyear video game he can't beat. He is part of Buzz's rescue team, he comes face to face with Zurg, and knocks him down an elevator shaft, this results in Rex gaining some confidence in himself.He's also a bit of a gamer, as he is seen playing video games in the second and third movies.
Voiced by: Wallace Shawn
Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Most likely reason he was included in the first movie. On the other hand, he does not believe it at all, since he's convinced that Andy will reject him the minute he gets another, more expensive dinosaur toy.
Geek: He's playing a game at the start of the second movie, and his search for a strategy guide becomes a minor plot point.
:"May I remind you that some of us are carrying over six dollars in change?"
Hamm is a plastic pink piggy bank. He has a witty sense of humor and is best friends with Mr. Potato Head. He is the second, after Potato Head, to turn against Woody, when he thought he pushed Buzz out the window. In Toy Story 2 he is part of Buzz’s rescue team.
Voiced by: John Ratzenberger
The Cameo: In Cars, during the credits stinger, he's depicted as a pink Volkwagen Beetle-shaped car in the "Birthday guests at three o'clock" scene.
Deadpan Snarker: Frequently makes witty remarks in practically any situation.
Evil Is Hammy: Puns aside, he is this when Andy casts him as the evil Dr. Porkchop in playtime.
Slinky Dog is a plastic dog with leather ears, and a Slinky in the center of his body. He is very loyal to Woody, and was risked himself to help the duo into the back of the moving truck. In Toy Story 2 he is part of Buzz’s rescue team.
Mr. Potato Head is a potato-shaped toy made by Hasbro, whose removable facial features can be stored inside his body. He is short tempered and is the first to turn against Woody, when he thought he had pushed Buzz out the window. For Christmas Andy's sister, Molly, gets a Mrs. Potato Head. In Toy Story 2 Potato Head is part of Buzz’s rescue team. He later saves the lives of three squeeze toy aliens which to his dismay, his wife adopts.
Organ Autonomy: In Toy Story 3, it's shown that he can even attach his limbs to various other objects to serve as a body if he can't find his usual potato body. The items he used were a tortilla and a cucumber.
Pulling Themselves Together: Is repeatedly forced to do this throughout the films. In Toy Story 3, both he and his wife are dismantled in the Caterpillar room, and get each other's parts mixed up as they recover.
The Smart Guy: Especially the way he was used for the escape in Toy Story 3
Mrs. Potato Head is Mr. Potato Head’s loving wife. Before he goes on his adventure she makes sure he packs (among other things) an extra pair of shoes, and his angry eyes. When he comes back she decides to adopt the three squeeze toy aliens. In Toy Story 3, she loses one of her eyes, which later proves to be quite useful.
Voiced by: Estelle Harris
Ascended Extra: She went from a background character in the second movie to having a crucial role in the plot by having the ability to see through a missing eye.
Women Are Wiser: She's definitely more reasonable and friendly than her husband.
"A stranger! From the outside! oooOOOooo..."
Squeeze Toy Aliens
The Squeeze Toy Aliens are three-eyed rubber squeeze toys first seen in the Pizza Planet claw game. They had been driven somewhat mad, and worshiped the claw which they dreamed would choose them. Three more aliens are found in the Pizza Planet truck in Toy Story 2, and they are taken back to Andy's room and were adopted by the Potato Heads.
Ascended Extra: From support characters who appear much later and don't do anything much in the second film, and finally become a part of the main cast in the third film. They also appear as One-Scene Wonder characters in the first film, but those are all different toy aliens, not Andy's.
Interestingly, they had more dialogues in first two films despite quite minor roles. In the third film where they have major role, the lines they said are basically only "The Claw!", "You have saved our lives! We are eternally grateful!", and "Daaaaddy!"
Big Damn Heroes: They operate "The Claw" that rescues the toys, who are about to be incinerated, at the last moment.
Smarter Than You Look: For all their times yelling "Ooohh!!!" and "The Claw" it turns out they are actually fairly intelligent. Not only can they learn how to operate heavy machinery within a matter of minutes, find and locate a small group of toys within a trash compound, but they actually do know that the "Claw" has to be manually controlled and is not self-choosing.
Older than They Look: He and the roundup gang are merchandise for a television show that aired before Sputnik was launched. After that, the show was cancelled and they probably stopped making the merchandise. That means that Woody, Jessie, Bullseye and Stinky Pete could be at least forty-nine years old as of the third movie
Bo Peep is a porcelain doll, based on the eponymous nursery rhyme, who tends to three lambs. She has a romantic interest in Woody and is always a nice, sunny lady. She often acts as the voice of reason in Andy's Room.
Love Interest: To Woody and her primary role in the story (in Parts 1 and 2).
Satellite Love Interest: While not much is known about her or how she came to fall in love with Woody, she (unlike most satellite love interests — both male and female — in fiction) actually comes off as likable and only suffered from not being fully-developed as a character (which is what resulted in having other female characters that were more well-developed like Jessie the cowgirl, and ironically enough, a Barbie doll).
Morality Pet: In the first movie. To a lesser extent in the sequel.
Necktie Leash: Aversion. Woody does wear a neckerchief, but Bo uses her shepherd's crook to hook Woody close to her instead. "There's gotta be a less painful way to get my attention" Woody complains.
Proper Lady/Silk Hiding Steel: She may be soft and sweet, but notice how she's the one who always hooks Woody with her shepherd's crook and aggressively (yet innocently) flirts with him.
She was also ready to defend Woody in the scenes where he was trash-talked and/or physically threatened, despite being a soft-spoken, breakable porcelain figurine. Look closely in the scene in the first movie where the other toys accuse Woody of being a murderer and come after him; you can see her walking into the fray almost brandishing her staff, trying to talk the other toys down.
Put on a Bus: Bo Peep doesn't appear in Toy Story 3 (outside of a brief home movie showing Andy's toys before they were given away) and her disappearance is brought up by Rex, with Woody saddened over it.
Sacrificial Lamb: Woody's reaction to the mentioning her absence in Part 3 helps set the film's darker and more somber atmosphere.
Smooch of Victory: Andy's game in Toy Story 2 has Bo giving these to Woody after he "saves" her.
The Smurfette Principle: Until Jessie came along, Bo was the only female toy in the room (though technically, she was a porcelain lamp decoration that Andy used when playing with his toys). Justified in that this is a young boy's toy chest.
Sarge is the leader of the Green Army Men, in the Bucket-O-Soldiers. His army leads missions for Woody, to tell the toys through a Baby monitor what Andy and Molly have gotten for Birthdays and Christmas. By the time of Toy Story 3He and his men are one of the few toys under this section that haven't been given away yet. But early on the film they parachute out the window in search of greener pastures.
Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: At the beginning of the third movie, Sarge and his two remaining men parachute out the window, fearing that they are destined for the trash. They eventually land at Sunnyside Daycare, after Ken & Barbie have turned it around.
Wheezy is a squeaky toy penguin who wears a red bow-tie. He had his squeaker broken, and at the beginning of Toy Story 2, was found on top of a shelf. At the end of the film, he got a new squeaker, and sings "You've got a Friend in Me"
Voiced by:Joe Ranft, and had his singing voice provided by Robert Goulet in the second film.
And I Must Scream: Literally. He tries calling out for help, but can't because of his broken squeaker.
The Voiceless: He had a few lines in the first Toy Story, but after that, rarely spoke again because his voice actor has passed. He is even voiceless in the video game Toy Story Racer, where he is one of playable characters.
RC is Andy's remote controlled car. He is painted green with water splash designs. He cannot talk, but Mr. Potato Head is able to understand his engine noises and translates for him. At the end of Toy Story, Woody and Buzz ride RC to catch up to the moving truck, and escape from Scud.
Punny Name: His name is a play off "Rock of Gibraltar", a famous island.
Put on a Bus: He is not present in Toy Story 3 (other than a split-second cameo in a flashback) so he was presumably sold, donated or thrown out.
The Voiceless: He is given no lines in the movies, and only makes grunting sounds otherwise.
Snake and Robot
Snake and Robot are best friends, and are usually seen together. Robot is a blue educational robot toy, and snake is green plastic with purple joints. Snake cannot talk, but Robot can and has two lines ("Hey, man, what's up?" and "Mr. Lightyear wants more tape!")
Shark is a squeaky rubber shark toy that lives in Andy's toybox. When Woody spends the night in the toybox, he steals Woody's hat. He exclaims, "Look I'm Woody! Howdy! Howdy! Howdy!" He was the one who found a replacement squeaker for Wheezy.
Voiced by: Jack Angel
Microphone Mike is a toy tape recorder, based on the Rockin Robot made by Playschool. Woody uses Mike's microphone to amplify his voice during the staff meeting, and Wheezy uses him as a karaoke machine at the end of Toy Story 2.
Etch-a-Sketch is the "Magic Screen" drawing toy made by Ohio Arts Company. He draws with the knobs under his screen. He is seen drawing guns, a noose, Buzz Lightyear, Al and even complicated maps.
Mr. Spell is a yellow educational typing game. He is known to hold meetings in Andy's room on topics ranging from "Plastic Corrosion Awareness" to "What to do if You or Part of You is Swallowed". He helped Buzz in figuring out the meaning behind Al's license plate in Toy Story 2.
Stinky Pete is a pull string prospector doll, and one of Woody's costars on "Woody's Roundup." Woody meets the Prospector in Al's apartment, and he is still mint in the box. He wants to go to the museum in Japan, but when Woody and Jessie decide to return to Andy's room he leaves his box for the first time. He then becomes the main villain of the film, and tries to force Woody and Jessie into their cases. The other toys stop him by using cameras to temporarily blind him, and put him in a backpack belonging to a girl named Amy, who likes to draw on her toys.
Affably Evil: He does seem to have a genuine fondness for Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye, and truly believes he's doing the right thing for them - it's just the fact the he's forcing his beliefs on them as well as manipulating them which ultimately makes him something of a villain.
Ax-Out-of-his-Box: And literally out of his box from when he shuts and locks the ventilator shaft on.
Facepalm: His reaction to the antics of his TV character.
Fantastic Racism: He has a deep hatred of space toys because they became more popular since Sputnik and the Space Age, putting cowboy toys and Woody's Roundup out of fashion. The idea that Woody is best friends with a space toy sickens him to a degree.
Woody: His name is Buzz Lightyear!
Pete: Whatever! I've always hated those upstart space toys!
Fate Worse than Death: His initial feelings on his fate: being given away to a little girl that paints on her toys. OH MY! However, after the release of the film, interviews with the characters were released on the TS2 web site. In his interview, Pete said that he actually came to like being drawn on, and that he was happy. Judging from what Woody said to him before giving him away to the girl, this was the desired outcome of the fate to start with.
Foreshadowing: His warnings that toys will one day be destroyed by children, forgotten and thrown away, come into play in Toy Story 3.
Manipulative Bastard: For all his fondness of Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye, it doesn't mean he's not going to lie to them and trick them at every opportunity so that they can go along with his plan.
Mood-Swinger: He acts like a father figure to Woody, and still remains a rather calm person while he sealed the air vent shut. But when Jessie tells him its not fair for him to trap them, he snaps.
Older than They Look: He and the roundup gang are merchandise for a television show that aired before Sputnik was launched. After that, the show was cancelled and they probably stopped making the merchandise. That means that Woody, Jessie, Bullseye and Stinky Pete could be at least forty-nine years old as of the third movie.
Tragic Villain: All his actions were evil because, for years, no one bought him.
Villainous Breakdown: "'Fair'?! I'll tell you what's not fair: Spending a lifetime on a dime-store shelf watching every other toy be sold! Well, finally my waiting has paid off, and no hand-me-down cowboy doll is gonna mess it up for me now!"
Well-Intentioned Extremist: He really does believe that he's saving Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye from being destroyed by children. It's just that his perspective is very skewed by his backstory.
Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Was one of those toys "spending a lifetime on a dime store shelf, watching every other toy be sold." This agonizing experience caused him to become bitter and willing to manipulate or outright force his "friends" Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye into going along with what he wants, whether they like it or not. Ironically, when he winds up being taken home at last by a little girl who defaces all her toys by drawing on them with crayons, he considers this the worst fate imaginable. However, according to the producers, it was stated that he accepted that fate and thus, averts the worst fate imaginable.
"So, we meet again, Buzz Lightyear, for the last time!"
Evil Emperor Zurg
Evil Emperor Zurg is the archenemy of the Galactic Alliance, and Buzz Lightyear. He has a light-up mouth and eyes, and a spring loaded gun that shoots little yellow balls. He is first seen in the Buzz Lightyear video game that Rex is trying to beat. When the toys go to Al's Toy Barn, they accidentally knock over Zurg's box and he breaks free. He believes he is the real Zurg, and plans to destroy Buzz Lightyear. They later encounter him in an elevator shaft, and he gets in a fight with Bonus Belt Buzz. He reveals he is Buzz's father, but is knocked down by Rex's tail. He is last seen playing catch with Bonus Belt Buzz. In the credits montage for Toy Story 3, a Zurg figure is shown being donated to Sunnyside with a bunch of other new toys — luckily, Sunnyside is a much better place without Lotso's rule. Whether this Zurg is the same one as in Toy Story 2 isn't stated, but it's a possibility.
See Buzz's entry above. This also explains why Zurg (who also believed to be real) reformed and decided to form a possibly real bond between a father and a son. After he fell down the elevator shaft, he was reset to normal mode. This also explains why Zurg never become an actual villain in Toy Story universe. In Toy Story 3, a Zurg toy has cameo and it appears this one realize he's just a toy. In Toy Story Toons Small Fry, there's also smaller version of his toy called Fun Meal Zurg or Mini Zurg, and it's likely that this Zurg also already realize he's just a toy.
Sealed Evil in a Can: Aside from above, according to concept art, Zurg is really just a small alien in robotic armor. While this appears to be scrapped in the film's final cut, it has lampshading when Zurg, in 2, see Buzz running via his "Zurg Vision". It's as if implies that there's actually another alien toy inside him seeing Buzz, instead of Zurg himself sees Buzz.
Day Dream Believer: Much like newbrand Buzzs, he's convinced of being the real Emperor Zurg and that his mission is to destroy Buzz Lightyear. This raises interesting questions about what goes on in this franchise's assembly lines.
Incoming Ham: His first words in Toy Story 2, not counting the video game version?
"AAAARG! DESTROY BUZZ LIGHTYEAR!"
Mean Character, Nice Actor: Quite possibly if the All There in the Manual above is true. He is actually evil because he always thinks that he is the real Zurg, much like the toy version of Buzz Lightyear constantly thinking that he is the real Buzz and not a toy.
Utility Belt Buzz is another Buzz encountered in a display at Al's Toy Barn. He believes he is the real Buzz Lightyear (not unlike Andy's Buzz during the first movie), and that Andy's Buzz is a traitorous imposter. He traps Buzz in his box, and goes with the Rescue Party. He helps them find Woody, by climbing through an elevator shaft, and Andy's Buzz shows up. He eventually fights Zurg, and is horrified to learn that Zurg is really his father. He is last seen playing a friendly game of catch with his dad.
Voiced by: Tim Allen
Big "NO!": When he finds out the truth about his father.
Large Ham: He's brilliantly over the top, as he's unaware that he's a toy.
Spot the Imposter: A special variety since he's convinced the other Buzz is an imposter to him, and is not aware that he is mistaken for the other in the rescue party. The other Buzz eventually clears up all the confusion by popping his helmet open, and showing everyone else Andy's name on his foot.
Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear is a big pink teddy bear that smells like strawberries. He is the leader of the Daycare Toys, and also the Big Bad in the third film. After his original owner lost and replaced him, he came to Sunnyside. He quickly took over, and rules with an iron fist of hugs. When Andy's toys are donated, he puts them in the Caterpillar Room, where they are tortured by the young children that play there. When Buzz complains, Lotso captures and resets him. With Buzz a part of his gang, he locks the toys in boxes. When they escape, he confronts them on top of Sunnyside's dumpster. After an argument with Woody, his gang see how bad he is and turns on him, and Big Baby throws him in the dumpster. When Andy's toys end up at the dump, they help him survive. He is about to save them, but runs away instead. He is last seen being tied to the front of a garbage truck with some other toys.
Voiced by: Ned Beatty
And I Must Scream: See Fate Worse than Death. A rather literal example in comparison to the Trope Namer, since he has to keep his mouth closed to keep the bugs and dirt out of it — though likely only when the truck's moving, considering that the other toys had to open their mouths to warn him.
Ax-Crazy: He is so mentally unstable that even his subordinates fear him.
He flips out when he realizes Big Baby still cares about their owner upon gazing tearfully at the heart locket Woody received from Chuckles earlier, which he smashes and then even whacking his most submissive and loyal minion with his cane in a fit of rage.
"WHAT?! You want your "mommy" back?! She never loved you! Don't be such a BABY!"
Also yells at his other minions for believing that kids truly love their toys. Showing his true colors to them, and that he sees them as expendable pawns to serve his own goals.
Beneath the Mask: He's clearly a troubled and insecure toy who made very, very bad choices.
Berserk Button: The very word "family" seems to be this for Lotso, as Buzz's mention of it seems to be the catalyst for the transition from Lotso's focus on his soft side to his focus on his vicious side. note Arguably Fridge Brilliance, seeing as how his Freudian Excuse involves that he and his owner and her other toys used to be like a family.
Cute Giant: He's a teddy bear, and is much bigger than the protagonists.
Cute Is Evil: He's a pink, plush teddy bear, yet he manages to be one the darkest, cruelest villains Pixar has ever made.
The Cynic: He believes that no kid truly loves their toys.
Dark and Troubled Past: Being left behind and then replaced by his child. A sad twist to it is said by Woody to Lotso, though he's way too far gone at this point to listen. Humans don't know toys are alive. Lotso's owner didn't know that Lotso was an individual, and replacing him was a sign of how much she loved her toy. In the end, she didn't abandon Lotso so much as Lotso abandoned her.
Fate Worse than Death: Bound down, bugs and mud flying in his face — for a long, long time. And if he does free himself from the front of the truck, he'll still be trapped in the dump. The incinerator would have been a kinder fate. As the junior novelization of the film puts it, his fate was "worse than being a toy in the Caterpillar Room"! Now that is certainly karma at work. The others in that same position didn't sound that unhappy, though they might have just relished New Meat. Well, they still had spirit, anyway.
Freudian Excuse: Subverted. Lotso was lost and replaced by his original owner. When Lotso discovered this, it made him believe that he hadn't been special to her and that the love between him and her hadn't been real. Thus (in his mind), all the love between kids and their toys isn't real. To him love is for suckers because for toys it eventually leads to abandonment and being thrown away.
From Nobody to Nightmare: He was once a soft-spoken, gentle, lovable teddy bear who first started out as a Christmas present for Daisy, a young kind-hearted girl who immediately became overjoyed the moment she unwrapped him. Along with her other two toys, Big Baby and Chuckles the Clown, she had so much fun playing with them, as she loved all three of them equally. But, according to Chuckles, Lotso was unique to her most of all. Things suddenly take a dramatic turn when on a family trip, as Daisy happily played with her toys including her very special Lotso, she fell asleep after lunch, accidentally leaving her toys behind. Lotso and his friends decided to go back home afterwards, but by the time they finally got there, it turned out Daisy bought another Lotso to compensate for the original one she lost during the trip. Right when Lotso saw this, something snapped inside him that day...
Go Karting with Bowser: In the video game, he is a friendly character in Toy Box mode and only appears in one level of Story Mode, with his status as a villain only passingly mentioned once at a later point. He is completely absent from the Dump levels. The possibility is high that Toy Box Lotso may be a different character from Story Lotso, as there are lots of Lotsos out there, including the one that inadvertedly helped cause Story Lotso's Start of Darkness.
If I Can't Have You: If he can't get to be happy with his old owner, neither can any of his friends — or any other toys, period.
Ironic Hell: His life's view is that toys are all just trash in the end, because kids don't truly love them. His ultimate fate? Trapped in the dump forever due to a grown man having some affection for him.
Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He pretends to be redeemed and after Woody and Buzz risk their lives to save him. He later pretends to try to turn off the Conveyor Belt of Doom and instead just leaves them to die — purely out of spite.
Kick the Dog: Very frequently but in one case he kicks Slinky Dog across the wastebin.
The Sociopath: He used to be a good toy until a tragic incident caused him to "snap," and now he no longer believes in the concept of love or the bond between a child and a toy; Word of God even describes him as now permanently believing the love his own owner had for him was nothing but an illusion, which he even yells out at one point ("She never loved me!")
Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: A sadistic teddy bear overlord of a day care center who subjects new toys to being broken by toddlers, tortures, brainwashes, and imprisons our heroes, and eventually leaves them to die in an incinerator AFTER THEY SAVE HIS LIFE!
Villainous Breakdown: He starts to suffer this to a degree after Woody threw the heart locket Chuckles gave him towards Lotso.
Villains Want Mercy: Screamed for the help of Woody and his friends when hanging over a garbage disposal, prompting them to save him. True to form, he then abandons them when the positions get reversed.
Walking Spoiler: Used to have one shortly after the movie came out, but after its massive success, his Big Bad status is well known.
Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: An interpretation. He has a Woobie-ish backstory, but it's made pretty clear by his actions both prior to and during the movie that he abandoned the 'Woobie' part long ago.
"I'm not a girl's toy! I'm not!"
Ken is an "Animal Lovin' Ken" doll made by Mattel. He lives in his Dreamhouse at Sunnyside Daycare. When Andy's toys end up at the daycare, he and Barbie fall instantly in love. Ken is a member of Lotso's Gang, however. When Barbie finds this out, she breaks up with him. At the end of the film, he realizes Lotso's evil, and reunites with Barbie. During the credits, it is seen that Ken and Barbie made Sunnyside "cool and groovy", and they act as its new toy leaders.
Authority should derive from the consent of the governed, not from threat of force!
Barbie is a "Great Shape Barbie" doll manufactured by Mattel. She was one of Molly's toys, until she was donated to Sunnyside Daycare. Once there she is swept off her feet by Ken, who hadn't realized Barbies existed.
Voiced by: Jodi Benson
Ascended Extra: Barbies first appeared in Toy Story 2, and while we saw a lot of them, they were all minor characters and mostly just used for a few gags. By 3, she is a member of the main gang, and gets some real character development.
Mata Hari: She did love Ken before realizing what was really going on at Sunnyside and then rejected him. She played this role well enough to push him into a Heel-Face Turn, and they end the movie Happily Married.
Took a Level in Badass: In Toy Story 3, when she gets Ken to spill the beans on Lotso's secrets, by ripping his valuable outfits.
Big Baby is a huge baby doll with a broken eye, and pen tattoos. He was once owned by Daisy, but went with Lotso to Sunnyside after she lost them. He is the strongest member of Lotso's Gang. When he realizes that he was never replaced, he becomes angry and throws Lotso into the dumpster.
Voiced by: Woody Smith
Berserk Button: Lotso really should not have broken the name tag in front of Big Baby.
Creepy Doll: You'd swear he was manufactured in the Uncanny Valley. The broken eye just makes the effect even more unsettling. Possibly a Shout-Out to the baby in Tin Toy, who was also rather creepy due to the limitations of the technology at the time.
Cute Giant: He has the appearance and mannerisms of a small child, yet is significantly bigger than the protagonists.
(Looking at tag saying "My heart belongs to Daisy") *sob* Mama?
Twitch is an insectaloid warrior action figure who wouldn't have been out of place in the original Masters of the Universe toy line. He is a member of Lotso's Gang, and is seen gambling in the vending machine. He helps reset Buzz, and later capture Andy's toys. At the end of the film he and Sparks hold down a broken Chatter Telephone.
Stretch is a purple, glittery rubber octopus. She is a member of Lotso's Gang, and is seen gambling in the vending machine (beating the others, possibly thanks to all her tentacles). She helps reset Buzz, and later capture Andy's toys. At the climax of the film she blocks the other end of the garbage chute, blocking escape for Andy's toys. She looks ready to push them in the dumpster... until Woody reveals Lotso's past, and she and the others have a change of heart. In the closing credits montage, when a happier, Lotso-less Sunnyside is shown, Stretch is seen slipping Ken's note to Andy's toys into Bonnie's backpack.
Chunk is an orange rock monster action figure. When the spike on his head is pushed, his face switches from friendly to fierce. He is a member of Lotso's Gang, and is seen gambling in the vending machine. He helps reset Buzz, and later capture Andy's toys.
Two-Faced: In the picture, he's got his happy face. But when he gets unhappy, he pushes a button on his head, and it flips to an angry face with red eyes.
Sparks is a tin robot that shoots out sparks when he rolls around. He is a member of Lotso's Gang, and is seen gambling in the vending machine. He helps to reset Buzz, and later capture Andy's toys. At the end of the film he and Twitch hold down a broken Chatter Telephone.
Voiced by: Jan Rabson
Deadpan Snarker: After Chunk's remark about Buzz and knives (see above), Sparks remarks "Neither are you!"
Chatter Telephone is rotary telephone pull toy produced by Fisher Price. He can only talk through his receiver. He is the oldest toy in the Caterpillar Room, and takes pride that he has never been broken. Chatter tells Woody how to escape Sunnyside, and the obstacles he must get past. When Lotso finds out he has his gang break Chatter. During the credits, it is revealed that Chatter is eventually fixed, and lives a better life under Ken's leadership.
Hidden Depths: Who knows beneath a telephone toy with sticker smile, hide his serious nature?
Knight In Sour Armour: He had been stuck at Sunnyside for years but used his knowledge of the place to (try to) help the other toys escape
The Old Convict: He has been at Sunnyside Daycare Center even before Lotso Bear took it over. To help Woody and his friends escape the daycare center, he describes the layout of the daycare center and warns Woody that the only way for a toy to escape is to neutralize the Cymbal Monkey's surveillance system
The Stool Pigeon: Although fits more with the "Lacerated Larry", as he really did help the toys escape and proved to be an extremely useful ally.
Bookworm is a green worm with glasses and a bow-tie. He carries around a flashlight, and keeps a library of instruction manuals in one of Sunnyside's closets. He gives a manual to Lotso that allows him to reset Buzz to demo mode.
Voiced by: Richard Kind
Evil Genius: He keeps a library of instruction manuals and is Lotso's go-to guy. The name "Bookworm" is kind of a giveaway.
Hey, Wait!: When Barbie masquerades as Ken (in his face-obscuring "Mission to Mars" spacesuit) to get back Buzz's instruction manual, the Bookworm notices her high heels as she turns away... then rolls his eyes and sighs at "Ken's" effeminate fashion sense.
Hidden Depths: Subtly, but Lotso seems to disapprove, if not dislike, of him. This can be seen after he tosses Buzz Lightyear's manual at his feet, Lotso gives him a somewhat a disapproving glance. This may also imply that Bookworm did not enjoy being one of Lotso's gang and Lotso was aware of it. If that's the case, it's plausible that he knew it was Barbie in the space suit, he just didn't care enough to report it.
Cool Shades: In the credits montage showing how much nicer and "groovier" Sunnyside is without Lotso, he puts some funky glasses on while playing with his cymbals. This either reduces his scariness level or it doesn't.
Cymbal-Banging Monkey: When night falls on Sunnyside Daycare, he sits at the front desk, watching all the surveillance screens. If a toy tries to escape, he turns on the center's P.A. system and screeches into it while banging his cymbals. Lotso and crew are on top of the poor toy in moments.
Mr. Pricklepants is a self-defined Classically Trained toy, who prefers to stay silent and hush other toys even when not being played with. Congratulates Woody on his brilliant performance when he first arrives. Along with the rest of Bonnie's toys, he reveals to Woody the terrible secret of Sunnyside, and helps him get back to save his friends. During the credits he puts on a production of Romeo and Juliet with himself as Romeo, and one of the aliens as Juliet.
Trixie is a blue plastic triceratops from the same toyline as Rex. She spends lots of time on the internet, playing online games and chatting. Along with the rest of Bonnie's toys, she reveals to Woody the terrible secret of Sunnyside, and helps him get back to save his friends. During the credits she is seen playing a computer game with Rex.
Buttercup is a plush Unicorn toy. Along with the rest of Bonnie's toys, he reveals to Woody the terrible secret of Sunnyside, and helps him get back to save his friends. During the credits it is shown that he has become good friends with Hamm.
"Woody? You're really gonna stick with that? That's coming from a doll named Dolly."
Dolly is a friendly, somewhat snarky little ragdoll with purple hair, googly eyes, and an orange dress that Bonnie made herself. Along with the rest of Bonnie's toys, she reveals to Woody the terrible secret of Sunnyside, and helps him get back to save his friends. At the end of the film, she shows Andy's toys that they've made it to having drawings on Bonnie's wall, and is seen along with the other toys dancing along to the Spanish version of "You've Got a Friend in Me".
Voiced by: Bonnie Hunt
Cute Witch: She is cute and Bonnie casts her as a witch during a play session.
Deadpan Snarker: She definitely has her moments — especially regarding Woody's name.
Shout-Out: Possibly — she looks quite a bit like Coraline, especially with the dark purple bob and hair barrettes. Plus, there is a button on her dress. And she is cast as "the Witch" in Bonnie's playtimes — a reference to the Other Mother?
Peas in a Pod as a trio of plush peas, Peatey, Peatrice and Peanelope, with a zipper pea-pod. They have the personalities of small children. Along with the rest of Bonnie's toys, they reveal to Woody the terrible secret of Sunnyside, and help him get back to save his friends. During the credits they are seen climbing in Mr. Potato Head's tater tush, to which he responds, "I told you kids to stay out of my butt!"
Voiced by: Charlie Bright, Amber Kroner and Brianna Maiwand
Totoro is a big plush toy based off the title character from the Japanese film, My Neighbor Totoro. He befriends Buzz and the Aliens in the credits, giving the aliens a fun little ride as he juggles them around.
The Big Guy: He's significantly bigger than all of Bonnie's toys. Even Andy's.
Non-Ironic Clown: Having shared the same former owner as Lotso Bear and Big Baby, he turns out to be the only one of the three toys not to turn villainous from the incident of being accidentally abandoned by their former owner. In a flashback he even tries to console Lotso Bear, but Lotso bear ignores him and turnsevil. In the present, he is depressed despite being one of Bonnie's beloved toys. But by the end credits, he begins to smile again.
Perpetual Frowner: Is this for almost the entire movie, until when he sees a picture of him drawn by Bonnie.
Sad Clown: Became this after Lotso took over Sunnyside Daycare, though he starts smiling a little again during the ending credits.
When He SmilesThe end credits show him finally smiling. Cue Squee. And tears.
Sid's Mutant Toys
These are all of the toys that were maimed, blown up, or had their body parts swapped by Sid. Despite their horrifying, Frankenstein's Monster-esque appearances, these toys are actually all friendly. The mutant toys appear to be led by an odd toy who appears to be made up of a baby doll head mounted on top of a spider body made from an Erector kit. Other members include a toy car with legs instead of wheels, a fishing pole with Barbie legs, a jack-in-the-box containing a grasping hand instead of a clown/jester, an action figure upper torso mounted onto a skateboard, a wind-up frog with mismatched wheels, a bizarre insect toy with a Rocky Gibraltar torso for legs, a Janie doll (which was Hannah's) with a Pterodactyl head (thanks to one of Sid's "operations"), a toy with a duck head on top of an action figure torso with a spring for a lower body, an action figure head on top of a musical roller toy, a rusted-up monster truck that was buried in some sand, two action figures who are missing some arms and/or legs, another doll, and one of the squeeze-toy aliens from Pizza Planet.
All There in the Manual: Only a few of them are named in the movie (Ducky, Legs, the Frog. Little Green Man, and Roller Bob), the most central of them are named in official side material: Babyface/Spider-Baby, Ducky/Duck Man, Legs, Roller Bob, Rockmobile, Jingle Joe, the Frog and Hand-In-The-Box. A couple of them, like Babyface and Ducky, had inexplicable name changes on the official web site.
Beauty Equals Goodness: Subverted. Creepy mutant body horrors created by Sid, yet they're some of the nicest toys imaginable.
Dark Is Not Evil: The creepiest things Pixar has ever made, and yet not worse than the other toys.
Ascended Extra: While having a vital importance to the plot in the first two films, he was Out of Focus for the most part. Come 3, he takes center spotlight in some of the most crucial scenes of the film, as noted on Roger Ebert 's website.
Disappeared Dad: Although it's not really raised by the characters, it's notable that Mr. Davis is not present. His whereabouts have never been established, but Word of God revealed that Woody was a hand-me-down from father to son. The two most popular fan theories are that Mr. Davis is either dead or that Andy's parents divorced.
Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Ms. Davis is actually, without meaning to be, a major threat to the toys, as she frequently asks Andy to throw out the toys he no longer wants. Ms. Davis' actions regarding the toys sets the plot in motion in all three films. In the first film, she purchases a Buzz Lightyear toy for Andy on his birthday, prompting the rivalry between Buzz and Woody which leads to them being lost and forced to find their way home. In the second film, Ms. Davis tries to sell Wheezy at her yard sale, prompting Woody's rescue attempt where he is subsequently stolen by Al. In the third film, she orders Andy to clean out his room before going to college and puts the bag of toys Andy was putting in the attic out on the curb as trash by mistake, causing them to be donated to Sunnyside Daycare.
Molly is Andy's little sister.
Voiced by: Hannah Unkrich (Lee's daughter) in Toy Story 2, and Beatrice Miller in Toy Story 3. Archive recordings from Toy Story 2 were used for her toddler scenes in Toy Story 3, and her voice provider for the first film is unknown. (Hannah wasn't born until shortly before Toy Story 2.)
Annoying Younger Sibling: Averted with Andy in Toy Story 1 and 2, as she was a baby/toddler at the time. She does annoy Mr. Potato Head whenever she drools on him though.
Played straight in Toy Story 3 when she constantly bugs Andy about wanting his room once he leaves for college, though it's still made obvious that the two love each other a lot.
Disappeared Dad: Her and Andy's father is noticeably absent, implying that Mrs. Davis is a widow or a divorcee.
Sid is Andy's polar opposite, and next door neighbor. He's a primary source of in-universe Nightmare Fuel to Andy's toys.
Voiced by: Erik Von Detten
Big Bad: Is the main villain of the first film. He torture toys For the Evulz. That sounds a lot like Satan.
Big Brother Bully: To his sister, Hannah. He enjoys taking away her dolls and mutilating thenm,
Cheerful Child: Buzz mistakes him for a "happy child" in the first movie. And he does seem pretty cheerful. Just not in a way you would remotely enjoy if you were one of his toys.
Mr. Potato Head: That ain't no happy child!
Creepy Child: He has a disturbing enjoyment of torturing toys.
Disproportionate Retribution: He cuts the head of one of Hannah's dolls and replace it with a toy pteradon's head because she doesn't know if his package came yet.
Freak Out!from the Revelation: Is reduced into a screaming, neurotic mess after Woody and his toys set him straight, making him the only human in the entire series to witness the toys' sentience. At least it didn't last long; see below.
Humans Are Cthulhu: This was admitted by Pixar, who essentially said from a human perspective Sid is merely a rowdy kid who bullies his sister, but from a living toy perspective, Sid is practically a devil.
Intercontinuity Crossover: Appears in the comic book spinoff of Monsters, Inc., where he has managed to sneak into the Monster world and use the doors as a means to steal toys from kids to prevent what happened to him from happening to anyone else.
Jerkass: In addition to torturing toys, he also bullies his sister.
Kids Are Cruel: He tortures toys in the most vicious way. Though he has no way of knowing that the toys are actually sentient, the fact that he likes to pretend to torture people is still pretty creepy. He also steals and mutilates his sister's toys.
Laughably Evil: Such as when he mutters in his sleep "I wanna ride the pony.."
Obliviously Evil: Since he has no way of knowing the toys are sentient and actually feel what he's doing to them for most of the first film, though the fact that he likes to pretend to torture his toys is probably not a good sign. Also, he takes away his little sister's toys and ruins them too.
Offscreen Villain Dark Matter: He is able to get his hands on materials that should be illegal for him to be in possession of, such as buying a powerful mini-rocket.
Troubling Unchildlike Behaviour: Woody and co. traumatizing him was probably for the best. If he tortures toys for no reason, who's to say he wouldn't move on to animals or humans as he got older, if left unchecked? As Toy Story 3 shows, he is now a still obnoxious but harmless garbage man.
Villainy-Free Villain: He mangles his sister's dolls but otherwise doesn't really do anything bad. How was he to know that his toys are alive and can feel pain? Though taking his sister's toys and mutilating them without her permission isn't particularly nice. Hanna doesn't want a tea party with headless ladies...
Well-Intentioned Extremist: Surprisingly, has become (a misguided version of) this in the Monsters, Inc. comic, where he's stumbled across the monsters' door technology and uses it to steal toys from other children's bedrooms, in order to save the kids from having the same experience as he did.
Sid's younger sister. A cute young girl who loves her dolls, although Sid normally ends up mutilating them in one way or another.
The Collector: "Kidnaps" Woody to sell him to a museum in Japan. Woody is actually a toy, though.
Continuity Nod: Over a decade after the events of Toy Story 2, he's immediately buys Jessie on eBid when she was captured by Ron Tompkins in Toy Story of Terror. This man is the living definition of obsessed.
Fat Bastard: Even though he has no way of knowing his theft of Woody was kidnapping from the toys' perspective, it was still a knowing theft, and overall he's an ill-tempered, sleazy, unpleasant man who's verbally abusive to everyone.
Harmless Villain: The only villain in the movie who poses no threat whatsoever to the toys (especially Woody, whose well-being is in his best interests).
Ink-Suit Actor: Yes. Even looks like Wayne Knight with a different hairstyle.
Large Ham: Especially in his giant chicken persona.
Obliviously Evil: Like Sid, he's more evil from the toys' perspective than from humans'. Stealing Woody is a misdemeanor as far as he and other humans are concerned (though depending on just how much Woody is worth, it could be Grand Larceny; which is a felony), but to toys, it's straight-up kidnapping.
Villainous Glutton: He falls asleep with a bowl full of Cheetos (which falls on the floor)
Emily was Jessie's previous owner who was only seen in one flashback. Her outgrowing the doll and throwing it away left a deep emotional scar on Jessie.
Chekhov's Gunman: She's seen quite earlier in the film, before her eventual role finally is played in the climax.
Children Are Innocent: Unlike the Caterpillar Room children at the daycare who harshly play with or deface their toys, she lovingly plays with and cares for her toys just like Andy did when he was younger.
Generation Xerox: She's the Distaff Counterpart version of Andy when he was younger. Andy gives the whole gang of his old toys to her as he's leaving for college, so that they will be able to make another kid happy. Though this was partially orchestrated by Woody.
Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: While "Vile" isn't exactly the right term to describe his personality in the special, his actions are pretty underhanded and creepy considering he'd actually be willing to steal toys from children to profit off their value.