Characters / Wallace & Gromit

Wallace

Voiced by: Peter Sallis; Ben Whitehead (Grand Adventures and TV spots)

  • Absent-Minded Professor
  • Anti-Hero: As the Were-Rabbit.
  • Bald of Awesome: He has no hair and his inventions can be pretty impressive.
  • British Accents: Wallace has a distinctive Oop North accent.
  • Bungling Inventor
  • Butt Monkey
  • Catch Phrase:
    • "CheeeeEEEEeeeeeeeese!" (with Wallace's trademark excited hands).
    • Also, once things inevitably fall apart, Wallace's "GROMIT! HELP! DO SOMETHING!," or the less emphatic "Gromit! Do something, lad!" There's no ceiling on how many times Wallace will say this in a single episode.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander
  • Ditzy Genius
  • Deuteragonist: Has moments of this.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: Despite Ship Tease with three female characters in three different stories, Wallace has never gotten together with anyone.
  • Disney Death: As the Were-Rabbit.
  • Gadgeteer Genius
  • Genius Ditz: He's a terrific inventor, but a bit slow to pick up on some things that are more obvious to others.
  • Identical Grandson: To Witlace in Grand Adventures.
  • Mad Scientist: A heroic example. Wallace's inventions range from malfunctioning Rube Goldberg-esque devices to clever and groundbreaking gadgets — which also have a tendency to malfunction. Notably, he seems more competent in the feature film than in most of the shorts.
  • Meaningful Name: Wallace can be diminutised as "Wally", a slang term for a naïve or foolish person.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: In the Grand Adventures games, a beekeeper, runner of an indoor holiday resort, ice-cream vendor and detective.
  • Nice Guy: Perhaps the friendliest and most mild-mannered version of the Mad Scientist trope out there!
  • Oh Crap!: When he realizes he's the Were-Rabbit.
  • Our Werebeasts Are Different: When he turns into the Were-Rabbit.
  • Science Hero: More often then not turns to science for any given problem.
  • Too Dumb to Live: More and more after each short, though he did find out Piella was a serial killer when Gromit shows him the bomb in A Matter of Loaf of Death.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Cheese, particularly Wensleydale, is Wallace's favorite, but he's also pretty enthusiastic about toast.
  • Undying Loyalty: After Gromit is framed for murder and awaiting life imprisonment, Wallace wastes little time concocting a breakout.

Gromit

  • Ace Pilot: As seen in A Close Shave and The Curse of The Were-Rabbit in a Shout-Out to Snoopy in Peanuts.
  • Action Pet: He could technically be considered Wallace's pet and does a lot more traditionally heroic things than his master.
  • Badass Adorable: Gromit isn't just a loyal dog, he's so fiercely loyal that it'll take a lot to take him down. He's also quite cute.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: He tends to wind up on the wrong end of some of the things Wallace instigates.
  • Big Ol' Unibrow: Gromit never speaks, so this is the only way you know what he's feeling. It's really incredible, the emotion you can wring out of an artfully-squashed bit of plasticine...
  • Butt Monkey
  • Civilized Animal: He's bright and perceptive, but is treated as an ordinary dog. He also seems to have the psychology of a dog, if his devotion to Wallace is any indicator.
  • Cloud Cuckoolanders Minder: He spends a lot of time rescuing Wallace from his own predicaments.
  • Deadpan Snarker: While Gromit is usually a Silent Snarker, the duo's mutual diary - published as the Cheese Lover's Yearbook - has little typewritten notes expressing Gromit's reaction to whatever is happening. After the entries for "A Close Shave":
    Wallace: Relieved to have come out of this in one piece.
    Gromit: Instead of several hundred, like Preston. - G
  • The Engineer: Often has to build and use the inventions that Wallace dreams up.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: He is Wallace's assistant and is responsible for at least some of the daily work of running the household, helping with Wallace's inventions, and pulling Wallace's fat out of the fire.
  • Identical Grandson: To Gimlet in Grand Adventures.
  • Intellectual Animal
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Gromit is a very sensitive individual who isn't afraid to cry when things really get bad, and has a love for knitting.
  • The Jeeves
  • Meaningful Name: A grommet is a rubber ring used to seal the edge of a hole, to stop it chafing the insulation of wires passed through the hole.
  • No Mouth
  • Protagonist: Despite being the assistant and Wallace getting top billing, Gromit is always the more focused one.
    • The player character in Project Zoo.
  • Only Sane Dog
  • Silent Partner
  • Silent Snarker: The Trope Codifier. Being wordless doesn't mean he can't convey sarcasm.
  • Speech-Impaired Animal
  • The Voiceless: He never speaks.
  • Undying Loyalty: Even upon the discovery of Wallace being the Were-Rabbit, Gromit is fiercely loyal to his master.
    Victor Quartermaine: Your loyalty is moving; sadly, you won't be.

Feathers McGraw

Wendolene Ramsbottom

Voiced by: Anne Reid

Preston the Bulldog

Shaun the Sheep

Lady Campanula Tottington

Lord Victor Quartermaine

Voiced by: Ralph Fiennes

Hutch

Voiced by: Peter Sallis

Piella Bakewell

Voiced by: Sally Lindsay

Fluffles

Voiced by: Melissa Collier

     Grand Adventures characters 

Felicity Flitt

Major Crum

Constable Dibbins

  • Jerkass: He locks up anyone (and anything) that he considers to violate the law. The main plot of The Bogey Man involves him trying to close the local country club mostly because he wasn't invited to it.
  • Serious Business: The Constable tends to take his police work seriously.

Mr. Paneer

Duncan McBiscuit

Monty Muzzle

Mr. Gabberly

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