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    Eddie Valiant 
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Portrayed by: Bob Hoskins
Voiced by: Willy Brand (Latin-American Spanish), Kenji Utsumi (Japanese)

"I... don't... work... for toons."

The protagonist of our story. Grizzled ex-cop and Private Detective who slipped into alcoholism and developed a bitter antipathy against Toons after his brother Teddy got murdered by one of them when they were investigating a case in Toontown. He is hired to take some dirty pictures about Jessica Rabbit's affair with Marvin Acme, but is pulled into the murder investigation (against his will) after Acme gets murdered and Jessica's husband, Roger is framed for it.
  • Accidental Hero: Eddie is not very happy to take care of Roger Rabbit's case since he became a Toon-hater. However, he manages to prove Roger's innocence, save Toontown, and avenge the loss of his brother all at the same time.
  • Acrofatic: Eddie during his climactic dance number.
  • Action Survivor: His modus operandi to come out of trouble. He's also a smarter version of this.
  • Adaptational Ugliness: Book!Eddie, as a parody of a pulp hero, is noted by several characters as being very attractive. Movie!Eddie, as a Stealth Parody of a noir hero, is beaten down and schlubby.
  • Addiction Displacement: According to the comics that continue the story after the film, after Eddie kicked his drinking habit he suddenly developed a huge addiction to jelly-beans.
  • The Alcoholic: At the beginning of the movie Eddie Valiant has been an alcoholic since Teddy was murdered by a Toon, but he drops the habit by the end.
    Police Lieutenant: Didn't you used to be Eddie Valiant? Or did you change your name to "Jack Daniels"?
  • Anti-Hero: A Pragmatic Hero. Cynical alcoholic with a racist streak and a tendency towards violence? Definitely Anti-Hero. But he does get better once he stops drinking and by end of the movie, he's a lot nicer.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Eddie Valiant.
  • Bald of Awesome: Normally covered by his Cool Hat.
  • Badass Longcoat: A typical private investigator - style trenchcoat.
  • Badass Normal: Probably the only one human in among toons with this charateristic. He even manages to kill Judge Doom himself, who is a toon stronger and taller than him, by spreading Dip everywhere.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't sit in Teddy Valiant's chair.
    • Eddie Valiant doesn't work for toons. And don't you forget it. He's back in business by the end of the film.
  • Broken Bird: Behind all of that drinking and sarcasm is a man still very much distraught over the loss of his brother.
  • Carpet of Virility: A scene shows him with a very hairy chest.
  • Character Development: Eddie starts off as a cynical man who hates all toons; he does show respect towards some toons (e.g., Betty Boop) and his hatred mostly stems from Teddy being murdered by an evil toon. After the events of trying and succeeding in clearing Roger's name, his hatred goes away and he begins to show his long lost sense of humor.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Him and Teddy being raised in a circus as clowns along with extensive expierence with toons from he and his brother worked as detectives in Toontown helps him out at the finale.
  • Circus Brat: Implied. One of his old photos shows himself, his brother, and his father (dressed as a clown) in front of a circus sign, the frame reads "On the road with Dad". His improvised circus act distraction at the end of the movie also supports this. In a case of both Real Life Writes the Plot and Actor Allusion, Bob Hoskins actually was a circus performer.
  • Clear Their Name: He eventually helps Roger find out who framed him for Acme's murder.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: While Eddie doesn't blame himself about it, Teddy's murder led to his antipathy for Toons. Solving the murder while also finding his brother's killer serves as an inverted example, having become better and letting go of his stuff for toons.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Just like a great many Film Noir heroes. Justified, as he was a Toon-loving detective until his brother was killed by a Toon.
  • Defective Detective: Eddie not only has an alcohol problem, but also has trouble with his relationship and is traumatized by Teddy's death.
  • Defrosting Ice King: He starts as a cold and cynical Private Eye at first, but at the halfway point of the movie he becomes more kind and gentle, especially towards the toons.
  • Detective Patsy:
    Dolores: And you said you were never gonna take another toon case! What do you have, a change of heart?
    Eddie: Nothing's changed! Someone's made a patsy out of me and I'm gonna find out (hits his head on a ceiling lamp) why!
  • Disappointed by the Motive: His reaction to the reveal that Judge Doom killed Acme and Maroon simply to get the deed to Toontown and build a freeway. Doom wasn't surprised by his disappointment since he "lacks vision".
  • Drowning My Sorrows: He drinks a lot of alcohol after his brother's death.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?:
    • Gets mocked for his alcoholism and having worked on Toon cases by some people including fellow L.A.P.D. officers.
    • When Jessica is brought to safety, it looks as if she's about to thank Eddie for his heroism... but instead does this to Roger... who was tied to her the whole time.
    Jessica: Oh Roger, you were a pillar of strength.
  • Dull Surprise: He's not very surprised to discover that Judge Doom was a Toon in disguise. As he puts it, "That lame-brain freeway idea could only be cooked up by a Toon." Averted when he discovers that Doom was the Toon who killed Teddy.
  • Everybody Has Standards: He may no longer work for toons, holding nothing but antipathy for them in general, but Eddie was notably horrified when Doom unnecessarily and horrifically dunks the squeaking-shoe Toon into the Dip mix.
  • Expy: Of Phillip Marlowe, Indiana Jones and Dick Tracy. The latter also serves as inspiration for his square-jawed toon shadow.
  • Fantastic Racism: He hates toons.
  • Freudian Excuse: The reason for his dislike of Toons is because one murdered Teddy.
  • Functional Genre Savvy: He uses the logic of toons doing anything in Toon Town to rip a road line and placed it towards a wall so that his Abhorrent Admirer would hit it.
  • Good Is Not Nice: His treatment of Roger Rabbit is abusive for much of the film.
  • Groin Attack: He kicks Smart-Ass in the groin towards the end of the film.
  • Grumpy Bear: He's still getting over the death of Teddy.
  • Hardboiled Detective: Acts like one, but is very out of place in a Toon inhabited society.
  • The Hero: Once he forgets all his bad feelings he's more heroic and kind.
  • Hidden Depths: Eddie still has some humor left in him and he still holds some Toons close to him.
  • Inspector Javert: The Javert to the real murderer's Valjean.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's nice to some Toons even before his Character Development.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: He treats Toons, especially Roger badly, although this decreases as the film progresses.
  • Leitmotif: Eddie's Theme.
  • Meaningful Name: The English and French meaning for "Valiant" is brave. He proves to be quite gutsy and heroic in a tense situation.
  • Mistaken for Cheating: Dolores walks in on Eddie getting affectionate with Jessica and assumes infidelity.
  • Never My Fault: Jessica and Baby Herman hold him responsible for Roger being accused as the murderer of Acme.
    Jessica: I hope you're proud of yourself! And those pictures you took.
    Baby Herman: I figured since you were the one who's job my pal in trouble, you might wanna help get him out.
    Eddie: It ain't my fault the rabbit got himself in trouble. (takes a big swig of alcohol) All I did was took a couple of lousy pictures.
  • Nice Hat: A brown fedora. He also has to hold it when he falls off a building in Toontown.
  • No More for Me: Before going into Toontown to pursue Maroon's killer, he decides to throw away his whiskey bottle and shoots at it with Yosemite Sam's gun.
  • Official Couple: With Dolores.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: After getting knocked out by a vase during his song and Roger says "nose" as part of the last verse:
    Smart-Ass: Nose? That don't rhyme with walls.
    Eddie: No, but this does! [gives Smart-Ass a Groin Attack]
  • Pretend Prejudice: His attitude to Toons in general.
  • Private Detective: He and Teddy were police officers who did this on the side, till the latter was flattened by a piano by a Toon, whom we learn later used his ill-gotten gains to become a judge. After his brother's death, Eddie crawled inside a bottle, resigned (or possibly kicked out) from the LAPD, and barely gets enough PI work to pay his bills.
  • Punch-Clock Hero: His Private Detective job is not full time, Roger doesn't think so at the very least.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: Hey, look, there literally is a silly rabbit involved. In fact, it's the silly rabbit that eventually gets Eddie to overcome his distaste for idealism.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: With Dolores.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He starts as a grouchy, drunken and lazy detective with not much action to him. Then he interrogates Maroon in a Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique style, managing to obtain some useful information, he eliminates the weasels by making 'em die laughing, he kicks Smarty in the dip vat, and finally he kills the much more powerful and skilled Judge Doom by making him melt in his own creation.
  • Took a Level in Idealism: Valiant starts out jaded and cynical, often consoling himself with booze after his brother's death at the hands of an evil toon. After his adventures in clearing Roger Rabbit's name, Eddie is much less of a sourpuss.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: By the power of Character Development! It does help that he kills Doom, the Toon responsible for his brother's death, relieving him of a lot of guilt.
  • Tragic Bigot: Became bitter and resentful towards toons after one killed his brother and he never found out who it was. Until he finds out it was Doom, and gets over his bigotry by avenging his brother's death and recognizing that all the other toons are not at all like one who was psychotic enough to want to kill even his fellow toons.
  • When He Smiles: Since he's so depressed over his brother's death, he barely smiles and when he does, it's a sight to behold.
  • You Killed My Father: Judge Doom is the same toon who killed Teddy.

    R.K. Maroon 
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Played by: Alan Tilvern
Voiced by: Roberto Alexander (Latin-American Spanish), Yuzuru Fujimoto (Japanese)

"I'm a cartoon maker, not a murderer."

Well-known cartoon producer in Hollywood and studio head of Maroon Cartoons. Cloverleaf approached him with an offer to buy the Maroon Cartoons studio for a generous sum, on the condition that they would buy it only when Marvin Acme sold them his properties — which included Toontown. Acme refused, so Maroon made Jessica pose for the patty-cake photos with Acme and arranged for Eddie Valiant to snap the pictures, in order to have something he could use to blackmail Acme into selling. At some unspecified point after Acme was murdered, he connected the dots and realized that Cloverleaf was going to destroy Toontown to build the freeway after claiming it as theirs, as Acme's Last Will and Testament had gone missing and thus could not be executed. He was understandably horrified — being a cartoonist and a man who loved Toons, and all — and wanted to find Acme's will to prove someone had a legitimate standing claim to Toontown in the event of Acme's death so that Cloverleaf couldn't get their hands on it. Judge Doom murdered him in his own office for saying too much while he was being interrogated by Valiant.
  • Ambition Is Evil: He tried to extort Acme into selling by setting up the patty-cake scandal.
  • Asshole Victim: Subverted. He was killed by Doom's hand since Maroon held Roger's job hostage and was in Doom's scheme for the money. However, Maroon tried to repair the damage he nearly caused.
  • Canon Foreigner: He was not in the novel.
  • Character Death: He gets shot down by Judge Doom.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Classic example, although he, too late, has a change of heart towards the end.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He manipulates Jessica into posing for the pattycake photos for Eddie, but he loves Toons and doesn't want to see them get hurt.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: In the midst of trying to repair the damage he's done, Maroon gets shot by Judge Doom.
  • He Knows Too Much: The reason why Judge Doom ultimately killed him.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Gets murdered by Judge Doom in order to keep his scheme mysterious.
  • Redemption Equals Death: He tried to find Acme's will for unambiguously good reasons after realizing the truth, and told Valiant as much while being interrogated, but was killed before he could completely spill the beans.

    Marvin Acme 
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"If it's ACME, it's a gasser."
Portrayed by: Stubby Kaye
Voiced by: Víctor Mares Sr. (Latin-American Spanish), Kenichi Ogata (Japanese)

"If it's Acme, it's a gasser."

A.k.a: "The Gag King". The eccentric, prank-playing CEO of the Acme Corporation and owner of Toontown.
  • Benevolent Boss: He's universally beloved by the Toons he works with.
  • Canon Foreigner: He doesn't appear in the book.
  • Character Death: Has a safe dropped on him by Judge Doom.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Considered this to humans,
  • Dirty Old Man: Well, he IS an old man openly lusting and having an affair with the seemingly much younger(-looking) Jessica.
  • The Gadfly: Eddie considers him this, since when they meet the first thing he does is squirt (disappearing) ink on him, and then zaps him with a hand-buzzer.
  • G-Rated Sex: He plays "pattycake" with Jessica... literally.
  • Jerkass Ball: Acme generally seems like a good man, but he's still a homewrecking Millionaire Playboy frequently "gettin' it on" with Roger's wife. In spite of this, Acme really does love and cares deeply for the welfare of all Toons and promised to leave Toontown to them.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He isn't quite the person you'd want to like given his fetish toward female Toons, but he does care about the Toons and, as stated above, wants to leave Toontown to them when he's gone.
  • Manchild: A middle-aged man who makes his career inventing and selling Toon-related gag items like hand-buzzers, who loves to play practical jokes on people? Check.
  • Meal Ticket: To Jessica. Gossip tabloids and R.K. Maroon even calling him a sugar daddy. Turns out R.K. Maroon blackmailed Jessica into feigning interest in Marvin, as she wanted nothing to do with it.
  • Memetic Mutation: In-Universe example. The name Acme has appeared in various cartoons (notably Looney Tunes), TV shows, comics and films throughout history. Ever wonder where it came from?
  • Nice Guy: He is a bald, middle-aged gentleman with an eccentrically jovial, lighthearted personality who loves and cares deeply for the welfare of all Toons.
  • The Prankster: An infamously reputed one. He likes to play harmless practical jokes on people sometimes.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He's killed off by Judge Doom within the first half-hour.
  • The Wonka: He's kooky, nutty, eccentric, and unpredictable by human standards, but those same qualities make him a master inventor of Toon-related gag inventions, respected by humans in the Toon industry (like R.K. Maroon), and universally beloved by the Toons who live in Toontown, which he owns.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Well, he IS just a little too intimate with Jessica who is already married to Roger.

    Dolores 
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Portrayed by: Joanna Cassidy
Voiced by: Amparo Brown (Latin-American Spanish), Mari Yokoo (Japanese)

"I would have been here right after you called, but I had to shake the weasels."

A waitress/bartender and Eddie's girlfriend.
  • Beta Couple: With Eddie against Roger and Jessica Rabbit, oddly enough, considering Eddie is the main character of the movie.
  • Canon Foreigner: She's a character created exclusively for the film.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has a dry sense of humor to rival Eddie's.
    Dolores: So tell me Eddie, is that a rabbit in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
  • Girl Next Door: To Eddie.
  • Nice Hat: She has a snappy blue one with a red parrot feather.
  • Official Couple: She eventually gets together with Eddie at the end of the film.
  • Sarcastic Devotee: She snarks at Eddie a lot, but will not hesitate to risk her job or her freedom to help him in an instant.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Dolores is romantically interested in Eddie, who she deems a "good man".
    Eddie: You oughta go find yourself a good man.
    Dolores: But I already have a good man.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Like Eddie, she's a little rough around the edges because she too is coping with Teddy's death, though she has the added burden of trying to make ends meet for herself while watching her best friend slowly drown himself in a bottle.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: With Eddie.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: When Eddie tells her she should find a good man, she quietly tells him she already has a good man.

    Lt. Santino 
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Portrayed by: Richard LeParmentier
Voiced by: Fernando Escandón (Latin-American Spanish), Masashi Hirose (Japanese)

"Just like a toon to drop a safe on a guy's head."

A no-nonsense LAPD Police Lieutenant and Eddie's friend.
  • By-the-Book Cop: He always follows the rules.
  • Canon Foreigner: Santino is a character created for the film, and does not appear in the original novel.

Toons

    In General 
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Voiced by: Various

Sentient, living, animated beings who co-exist with humans in the real world originating from Toontown, an animated metropolis adjacent to Los Angeles. Mostly known for their amusing and hilarious antics which gets varying human reception, Cartoons or "Toons" as they're informally referred to, come in many forms and are often caricatured or anthropomorphic versions of humans, animals, plants, machines, inanimate objects, mythical creatures, etc. Treated like second-class citizens, work for them is mostly relegated to live-action "animated" film productions. Many of the Toons featured in the film include icons from the The Golden Age of Animation.
  • Achilles' Heel: The Dip; The Dreaded deadly corrosive acid made of paint thinners and film solvents that dissolves Toons on contact.
  • The Ageless: It's suggested that they're practically immortal and invincible as the Dip is the only means of permanently killing them.
  • Animated Actors: In this world, cartoons are filmed in much the same way as live-action movies, but with Toons as actors. While some Toons are not actors, they do tend to be involved in entertainment in one way or another.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: The nature of a Toon albeit to varying degrees.
  • Fantastic Racism: Though often admired by them, they're not fully respected by humans.
  • Feels No Pain: They can endure any imaginable amount of pain or trauma and shake it off like nothing, but it still probably hurts like crazy.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: Chances are you'll find a character you loved growing up in this film.
  • Reality Warper: While not really brought up, it's heavily implied Toons are able to literally do almost anything just as long as they find it mildly amusing.
  • Rule of Funny: How everything about their entire universe and lives are oriented. For instance, though they can still feel pain, they suffer minimally from it as long as it was at least a little funny. This applies to both them individually and Toontown itself as a whole, where the Rule of Funny affects humans too. That it why, since it was funny, Eddie was able to survive accidentally falling from the skyscraper. Doom dropping a piano on Eddie's brother with murderous intent in Toontown was not funny, hence the reason it actually killed him.
  • Superpower Lottery: See Reality Warper above.
  • Toon: Toons live in the same world as humans and are treated poorly by them.
  • Toon Physics: Everything from making perfectly silhouetted holes to not succumbing to gravity until they realize it. These flexible physics apply to Toons wherever they are; a human in Toontown suffers (or benefits) from the same crazy rules.

    Roger Rabbit 
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"P-b-b-b-b-bleeeease!"
Voiced by: Charles Fleischer, Juan Alfonso Carralero (Latin-American Spanish, speaking), Javier Pontón (Latin-American Spanish, singing), Koichi Yamadera (Japanese)

The eponymous A-List cartoon star who gets framed for Marvin Acme's murder because his wife Jessica supposedly had an affair with him.
  • Deuteragonist: His name is part of the movie, but he's the second main focus after Eddie.
  • Drives Like Crazy: All Toons are lousy drivers and Roger himself totals Eddie's car while going on a joyride.
  • Ears as Hair: Roger wrings the water out of his ears and Eddie grabs him by the ear.
  • Expressive Ears: The animators mention that they took inspiration from ballet dancers when drawing Roger's ears. When restrained, Roger can even point with them.
  • Feels No Pain: At first, such as being immune to fridges being dropped on him, hitting himself over and over again with plates and even when Eddie's wringing his neck, but this is in truth a ziggzagged trope, as he clearly is in pain from Judge Doom strangling him. This can be explained because this trope is run on Rule of Funny, but being held by his neck over Dip is pure Rule of Scary. Even if it doesn't hurt, Roger complains to Eddie that he does not like having his ears pulled.
  • Genius Ditz: He knows how to deal with people through laughter.
  • Genre Savvy: In-universe-in-universe with his cartoons. He consistently tries his hardest to weasel his way out of babysitting Herman, because he knows things will go wrong in spectacularly hilarious fashion.
  • Good People Have Good Sex: Aside from Roger having an epic breakdown over Jessica playing Patty Cake with Acme, Jessica strongly states this trope in comparison to Roger's driving.
    Jessica: My Honey-Bunny was never very good behind the wheel.
    Eddie: A better lover than a driver, huh?
    Jessica: You better believe it buster.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Only wears red overalls, a blue and yellow polka-dot bowtie and yellow gloves.
  • Happily Married: To Jessica. Despite the problems they go through during the film, Roger clearly loves his wife and trusts her, refusing to suspect her while anyone else would do it. In the few moments they are together, it's made clear they love each other deeply and couldn't be happier.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Roger is madly in love with beautiful red head, Jessica.
  • Heroic Albino: Roger has white fur, very pale pads on his feet, and light blue eyes (light blue sclerae and blue irides). Although he also has black pupils, brown eyebrows, and an orange shock of hair on his head, and so not actually albino, it's clear his appearance was inspired by albino rabbits. However, giving him pink eyes was probably ruled out as too creepy, and would've also fit Eddie's description of the "burning red eyes" of his brother's killer, confusing the issue of Roger's guilt or innocence.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite his traditionally cartoonish behavior, Roger is aware of what most people think of cartoons, facts he's voiced to Eddie Valiant, in that making people laugh is often what makes toons' lives worthwhile, but also notes that there are times when making people laugh is the only weapon toons have.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Has bluish watery eyes of sound sanity. To contrast with Judge Doom's red embers of madness.
  • Interspecies Romance: Him (cartoon rabbit) and Jessica (cartoon human).
  • Kavorka Man: Played with. Not only is he married to quite possibly the hottest toon ever made, but he seems to be the envy of most Toon females, even Betty Boop. Jessica explains later that it's because he makes her laugh. Sure, Roger ain't the handsomest dude around, but he's a genuinely Nice Guy, pretty funny, as well as an A-list superstar. By Toon standards though, Jessica is considered the lucky one. The key attribute of Toon society is humor, making Funny Animals pretty much the equivalent of supermodels.
  • The Klutz: He has a tendency to get his head stuck in things.
  • The Lancer: To Eddie Valiant — His friendly, idealistic, silliness contrasts Eddie's jerkish, cynical, serious nature.
  • Large Ham: Justified. Roger's job is to make people laugh and making people laugh requires him to do and say really ridiculous stuff.
  • Leitmotif: A playful one.
  • The Load: Roger repeatedly fails to help Eddie crack the case, prove his innocence, or even stay under the radar.
  • Malaproper: Roger has a memorable one when, in the search for Marvin Acme's will, Eddie tells Dolores that she should "check the probate":
    Roger: Yeah, check the probate! Why, my Uncle Thumper had a problem with his 'probate', and he had to take these big pills and drink lots of water...
    Eddie: Not prostate, you idiot! Probate!
  • Manchild: Roger has a very innocent, childlike personality, yet he has quite a sexy wife.
  • Mistaken for Murderer: The whole plot revolves around finding out who framed him for Acme's murder.
  • Mood-Swinger: When he finds out his wife played Patty-Cake on him, anyway.
    Eddie: Good looking guy like [Roger], the dames'll be breaking his door down.
    Roger: Dames? What dames?! Jessica is the only one to me! You'll see! We'll rise above this pickling picadillo! We're gonna be happy again! Got that? Happy! Capital H-A-P-P-I!
    [runs out the window]
    Eddie: Well, at least he took it well.
    [We cut to Roger crying and heartbroken.]
  • Motor Mouth: Like most Toons, he can't keep quiet.
  • Nice Guy: He's extremely friendly, even more than most Toons, and even in his cartoons, where he's reluctant to babysit Herman but only because of the danger to himself, not because he doesn't care about the baby.
  • No Indoor Voice: He can't keep quiet, especially when he's crying.
  • Opposites Attract: With Jessica. He's goofy, energetic and a great comedian, while she's sexy, glamorous and composed.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: He's the comic relief definitely, but he does manage to briefly stand up to Judge Doom near the end. And after this speech he is of course knocked out by a load of literal bricks.
  • The Pollyanna: Roger's forever optimistic.
  • Porky Pig Pronunciation: He stammers his p's.
  • Rascally Rabbit: To a certain degree.
  • Red Is Heroic: Wears red overalls and the Deuteragonist.
  • Righteous Rabbit: A heroic Nice Guy, even if a little bit insane.
  • Rule of Funny: As a traditional slapstick Toon, he lives by it.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Justified. It's his job to be as funny as possible.
  • Secondary Character Title: Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is partially about him, but the real protagonist is Eddie Valiant. Roger is the second main character.
  • Shipper on Deck: Has hearts in his eye when Eddie and Dolores were about to kiss.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Jessica.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Jessica is the only woman for him.
  • Species Surname: "Rabbit" is a surname rather than an epithet (at the very least, his wife takes it as such), so it counts.
  • Sphere Eyes: Useful when doing the Eye Pop.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: With Jessica.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Roger is a goofy toon-rabbit while his wife, Jessica is a sexy, glamorous toon-human.
  • White Bunny: Is white-furred with blue eyes.

    Jessica Rabbit 
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The most popular character of the film for obvious reasons.
Voiced by: Kathleen Turner (speaking) and Amy Irving (singing), Rebeca Rambal (Latin-American Spanish), Miyuki Ichijo (Japanese)

Roger's voluptuous Toon-human wife, who has been made into a sex symbol - both in and out of the movie, surpassing Betty Boop - and seeing what she looks like, it's pretty justified.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Like Roger, the Jessica of the movie is a far more heroic character than her original book counterpart. In the book, she detested Roger and was solely out for herself — here all her questionable actions are done solely to protect her husband (though occasionally this falls into Insane Toon Logic, such as knocking him unconscious and locking him in the trunk of her car so he won't get hurt).
  • Affectionate Nickname: Roger calls her "Love Cup".
  • All There in the Manual: Her maiden name is Krupnick.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: They never fight when they are on screen together, but her actions prior to that suggest she would have affairs behind his back. Turns out all of her actions both moral and immoral were in the name of saving Roger and helping him and Eddie clear his name.
  • Buxom Is Better: She is based on a pinup drawing after all.
  • The Chanteuse: Jessica Rabbit is introduced this way, working as a singer in the Ink & Paint Club. The entire (male) crowd is gobsmacked by her beauty and sensuality, and Eddie Valiant openly asks Betty Boop how that woman wound up married to a comedian like Roger.
  • The Chick: Jessica is probably the most sane toon.
  • Damsel in Distress: In the Roger Rabbit cartoon "Rollercoaster Rabbit".
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Jessica starts to be nicer to Eddie through the film.
  • Dude Magnet: Eddie and the rest of the human male population are in lust with her, whereas her husband, Roger, is madly in love with her.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Her introductory performance makes it clear she's the ultimate in sexy Toon glamor, but the song she sings is about having standards for a good, succesful man. Jessica is the sexiest Toon around, but she's also a good woman who loves her husband dearly and only does her schtick to protect him.
  • Expy: Face (and voice) like Lauren Bacall, hair like Veronica Lake, dressed like Rita Hayworth in Gilda.
  • Femme Fatale: She's a toon clearly created by some artist to be the perfect example, from her dangerous good looks and sultry voice, to the slinky way she moves. Even her smile is suspicious. It turns out that she's the Red Herring and was telling the truth all along. She really isn't bad! Just drawn that way.
  • Foil: While it's not explicitly stated, Jessica has a lot in common with Judge Doom. They're both "adult" cartoons who don't fully fit in among silly, zany, wacky Toons (since Toons are supposed to "make people laugh"), but since they're Toons they'll never completely fit in among humans. As such, they're forced to make a living among humans; Jessica uses her sultry looks to sing at a human nightclub, while Doom tries to "pass" as fully human. However, while Jessica is brave, selfless, and will do anything to protect the Toon she loves, Doom is a sadistic sociopath who is only out for number one, and attempts to wipe out his fellow Toons to further his own soulless, consumerist agenda.
  • Gag Boobs: Made especially amusing by the line:
    Ed Valiant: Nice booby-trap.
  • Gainaxing: Her breasts were purposely drawn to bounce in the opposite rhythm of a normal female's chest while walking; she bounces down when a real person would bounce up, and vice versa. And they even go "boing"!
  • Going Commando: In the original version of the scene where she gets ejected out of Benny the cab, there were a few frames which made it appear that Jessica might not be wearing underwear. All home video releases edit the scene by either making her dress digitally longer to cover her or digitally putting on a pair of white panties.
  • Good Bad Girl: "I'm not bad... I'm just drawn that way."
  • Good People Have Good Sex: Aside from Roger having an epic breakdown over Jessica playing Patty Cake with Acme, Jessica strongly states this trope in comparison to Roger's driving.
    Jessica: My Honey-Bunny was never very good behind the wheel.
    Eddie: A better lover than a driver, huh?
    Jessica: You better believe it buster.
  • Happily Married: To Roger. Despite what others think of her, Jessica loves her husband very deeply and would do anything for him.
  • Hartman Hips: And she's not afraid to use 'em.
  • Hello, Nurse!: Even the human characters lust for her.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Is madly in love with Roger, who is also a red head.
  • Hidden Depths: Especially if you've only seen the posters and/or her pictures. Despite her looks and behavior (and the fact that she's clearly out of Roger's league appearance-wise), she really loves her husband. Jessica is also clearly one of the most intelligent characters in the film.
  • High Class Gloves: Jessica wears long, over the elbow, purple gloves.
  • Hospital Hottie: Jessica plays a nurse in the Disney short-film "Tummy Trouble" featuring Roger Rabbit and Baby Herman.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: One of the more famous and extreme cases of this trope. She was originally designed with more (relatively speaking) realistic proportions, but the creators decided that they wanted an unrealistic quality about her sexiness. She's a toon, after all.
  • Impossibly-Low Neckline: It's okay for her, firstly because she's an animated character, and secondly because she's not really meant to be all that realistic anyway.
  • Interspecies Romance: Her (cartoon human) and Roger (cartoon rabbit).
  • Lady in Red: A truly exaggerated example; Jessica's dress in not only solid red but it sparkles. Meanwhile, everything she says and does comes off as seductive.
  • Leitmotif: Jessica's Theme
  • Madonna–Whore Complex: On the receiving end of this mentality, since her sultry good looks and implied sexual history leads everyone to assume she's a Femme Fatale Gold Digger, and Roger a naive idiot for thinking she would be faithful to him just because they're married. Turns out Roger was right, Jessica really is devoted to him, and she was forced against her will to pose for those patty-cake pictures (to save her husband from getting fired and blacklisted by his boss)... which might explain why Jessica loves Roger so much.
    R.K. Maroon [regarding Roger]: His wife's poison, but he thinks she's Betty Crocker.
  • Ms. Fanservice: The best example in the western animation (You see her picture on the trope page!). She is integral to the plot, but her fanservice features are taken Up to Eleven. She is a gorgeous lady in red, her buxom is better, her neckline is impossibly low, she's got super long legs, there were some racy panty shots, and the like. No wonder every man and every cartoon is Distracted by the Sexy and enjoys Eating the Eye Candy when she's present. In fact, she's Ms. Fanservice for the film, the world of the film, and the cartoons she appears in within that world!
  • Naughty Nurse Outfit: Wears one in her role in the "Tummy Trouble" Roger cartoon.
  • Nice Girl: She attests to Eddie Valiant that "I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Indeed, she proves herself to be selfless and compassionate throughout the movie.
  • Nonindicative Name: She's only a Rabbit by marriage.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: At first glance, she appears to be morally ambiguous and devious as one might expect from a Femme Fatale, but she's not like that in any way. She's a good girl who just also happens to be incredibly sultry and loves her husband more than anything.
    "I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way."
  • Not So Above It All: You might think because of her more in-control Femme Fatale personality and the fact that she's more of a "mature" toon that Jessica Rabbit isn't quite as looney as the others. The movie sets her up like that, and then wittily breaks down the assumption. The fact that she married a rabbit kind of already says this. Her reactions to the Dip and her brief scene in "Rollercoaster Rabbit" show off her more expressive side.
    Jessica: [about Roger] I hit him on the head with a frying pan and put him in the trunk... so he wouldn't get hurt.
    Valiant: ...Makes perfect sense.
  • Only Sane Woman: She's probably the sanest toon of all the toons.
  • Opposites Attract: With Roger. She's sexy, glamorous and composed, while he's goofy, energetic and a great comedian. It's implied Jessica loves Roger because he has the fun and energy she lacks.
  • Parent Service: Jessica is the most fanservice-y character in the movie.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: As an explicit Shout-Out to Veronica Lake.
  • Perverse Sexual Lust: Almost every single aspect of her character was designed to inspire this, which helps to contrast with her actual personality. Referenced in an episode of Friends by Chandler, among other places. Even to the point where Bill Farmer, the voice of Goofy, suggested that she had a one-night stand with Goofy and gave birth to Max.
  • Red Is Heroic: Jessica wears a sparkly, red dress and is a heroic person.
  • Sex for Services: She seems like she's on the verge of offering Eddie this in exchange for helping her find her husband, before Dolores walks in on them. She also only agreed to play Patty-Cake with Marvin Acme to keep R.K. Maroon from firing and blacklisting her husband.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: Jessica Rabbit wears a slinky strapless, backless, sequined red evening gown slit up the thigh to here.
  • Sexy Walk: Always, but particularly during her performance.
  • Sexy Silhouette: Makes one when she visits Valiant's office and when she's running to her car. Hell, her shadow, whatever the pose, would be one.
  • She's Got Legs: Another long-legged Disney redhead. Showcased in her brief cameo as a park ranger in the short Trail Mix-Up.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Roger.
  • Side Boob: Thanks to her design, we get more than one shot of her cleavage.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: It's easy to miss, as few people are looking at her eyes.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: She makes it clear that despite what others think of her, she only has eyes for Roger and would do anything for his sake.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Why does Jessica Rabbit love Roger as a husband? He makes her laugh.
  • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: Provides the page quote.
  • Species Surname: Subverted. She marries Roger Rabbit, a rabbit (well, a toon-rabbit, anyways) which causes her name to become Jessica Rabbit.
  • Statuesque Stunner: No exact height given, but she seems to be just a bit shy of 6 feet tall. Of course, being juxtaposed with the unusually short Eddie Valiant makes her look taller by comparison.
  • The Stoic: She's very composed for a toon. That is until she sees the Dip and freaks out in a typical cartoon fashion.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: Although she seems cool and distant, she has a soft spot for Roger, whom she married because he "makes her laugh", is a better lover than a driver and that he's magnificent and "better than Goofy".
  • The Tease: Her stage routine is made of this. She acts this way towards Eddie Valiant as well. Ends up being a subversion in that it's all an act to protect Roger, and notably, it's no more than a tease, keeping her faithful. Though she was insistent that she would do anything for Roger and she did play patty cake behind Roger's back because she needed to protect him.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: The Huge Girl to Roger's Tiny Guy.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Jessica is a sexy, glamorous toon-human while her husband, Roger is a goofy toon-rabbit.
  • Vapor Wear: She was given panties in the DVD release, though she's still obviously going bra-less.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: When Judge Doom tells his henchmen to frisk Jessica for Marvin Acme's will, Greasy reaches down her ample cleavage to do it (and in order to cop a feel), but all he gets is his hand caught in a Bear Trap.
  • What Does She See in Him?: Eddie's reaction to Jessica Rabbit being married to Roger. On the other hand, Betty Boop thinks Jessica is a "lucky girl".

    The Toon Patrol 
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Smart Ass voiced by: David L. Lander, Koichi Tochika (Japanese)
Stupid voiced by: Fred Newman
Wheezy voiced by: June Foray, Hiroshi Naka (Japanese)
Greasy voiced by: Charles Fleischer, Katsumi Suzuki (Japanese)
Psycho voiced by: Charles Fleischer, Rokuro Naya (Japanese)

The Quirky Miniboss Squad comprised of Toon weasels that Judge Doom hired to catch Roger Rabbit who bear a strong resemblance to the weasels from Disney's The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad. Their names are Smart Ass, Greasy, Wheezy, Psycho and Stupid, but you only find that out in the credits and in scripts.
  • Achilles' Heel: Constant laughter, of all things.
  • All There in the Script: None of their names are spoken in the movie, although after seeing the names in the credits it's easy to work out which one is which.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Greasy, of all the gang, has darkest brown fur. Another subtle hint that he's Latino and perhaps the Toon Patrol's Token Minority.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Smart Ass, The Leader of the Toon Patrol is the only weasel who puts up a decent fight against Eddie in the bar.
  • Ax-Crazy: All of them, but most notably Psycho.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Smart Ass and Greasy.
  • Badass Longcoat: Greasy wears one as part of his Zoot Suit (see Ambiguously Brown above).
  • Bare Your Midriff: Stupid's T-shirt is too short for his body.
  • BFG: Wheezy uses a tommy-gun instead of the pistols the other weasels use. Typical of gangsters, he conceals it in a violin case, as seen when they are about to investigate Eddie's apartment.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Greasy is Puerto Rican (at least that's his accent) but he curses twice in the movie in Spanish.
  • Boomerang Bigots: They seem to hate other Toons despite being Toons themselves.
  • Bloody Hilarious: Smart Ass getting kicked in the groin and flying to his death by landing in the Dip was apparently so funny that it triggered Greasy's death.
  • Bowdlerize: See that image to the right? It bowdlerized Smart Ass' name to Smart Guy.
  • Brooklyn Rage: Smart Ass has a Brooklyn accent (and his voice actor, David Lander, is actually from Brooklyn) and a predisposition toward violence.
  • Category Traitors: The Toon Patrol participate in helping a Human or so it seemed at first, commit near-Toon genocide despite being Toons themselves.
  • Character Death: Stupid, Wheezy, Greasy and Psycho Die Laughing and Smart Ass is kicked into a vat of Dip.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Psycho.
  • Dark Is Evil: Wheezy has the darkest fur and the darkest clothes.
  • Deader Than Dead: Smart-Ass gets killed by being kicked into a vat of Dip. He doesn't even get a ghost.
  • Deadpan Snarker: As if a name like Smart Ass couldn't spell it out for you.
  • Determinator: Wheezy is the only weasel who tries to stop his ghost from leaving his body.
  • Die Laughing: How they die at the end, except for Smart Ass who gets dipped.
  • The Ditz: Stupid.
  • Dirty Cop: They are stated to be the primary law enforcement of Toon Town, but behave more like gangsters than police.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: They may have been defeated by Eddie, but all there is left at this point is Judge Doom.
  • The Dragon: Smart Ass serves as Judge Doom's right-hand man.
  • The Dreaded: That explains why Roger Rabbit screams in terror when he sees 'em coming in Eddie Valiant's office before saying "It's the Toon Patrol!!!"
  • Dumb Muscle: Stupid.
  • Fat Idiot: Stupid. He's got a big round belly and he earned his name.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: The film does this a lot and Smart Ass' name is no exception.
  • Giggling Villain: Psycho, when he's not acting like The Hyena.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Wheezy is an evil smoker who usually has at least three or four cigarettes in his mouth.
  • Grotesque Cute: They have a certain appeal despite their behaviour, particularly Psycho.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Wheezy, Smart Ass and Stupid wear only shirts, and Psycho only an untied straitjacket. Greasy is the only one who's fully clothed.
  • The Hyena: All of them to varying degrees. Doom warns them that one day they're going to die laughing, like their idiot hyena cousins.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Smart Ass has some trains of this. Mainly he seems to care about the other members of the Toon Patrol, being the first one to warn them about what will happen to them if they do not control their laughter.
  • Knife Nut: Psycho is often seen wielding a razor. Smarty Ass and Greasy also got switchblade knives.
  • Larynx Dissonance: June Foray voiced Wheezy.
  • Laughing Mad: Psycho, who has a very high pitched giggle, heard during the car chase scene and at the end.
  • Leitmotif: A delightfully quirky one.
  • Lean and Mean: Except Stupid.
  • Malaproper: Smart Ass commits these several times over the course of the movie.
    Smart Ass: Say, boss, you want we should disresemble the place?
    Doom: No, sergeant, disassembling the place won't be necessary.
  • Manchild: Stupid, given his mannerisms and fashion sense.
  • Meaningful Name: Their names reflect their definitive personality traits.
  • Mooks: In the service of Judge Doom.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Big mouths full of very, very sharp teeth.
  • Must Have Nicotine: Wheezy, of course, to the point where his over the top chain-smoking has given him nicotine-stained fingers. Also, Smart Ass is rarely seen without a thick cigar.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Not them personally, but their relations apparently include hyenas.
  • Nice Hat: Greasy and Smart Ass both have fedoras to match their Zoot Suits, Wheezy wears a pork pie hat stuffed with cigarettes, and Stupid wears a beanie.
  • Not So Above It All:
    • Despite being mean and ruthless at their core, they're not immune to silly, cartoonish antics every now and again.
    • When they break into Eddie's apartment looking for Roger, Smart-Ass rants at all the others for laughing. At the bar, Smart-Ass laughs right along with them.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: They act like the typical incompetent villain - sidekick. However it's clear they are sociopathic and evil just like their boss Judge Doom since they cooperate with him in his genocidal plan to wipe out Toontown and the toon race, which they are a part of.
  • Obviously Evil: Between the gangster suits, sharp teeth and weapons, it's pretty obvious.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: As cruel and snarky as he is, Smart Ass wears a light pink zoot suit and fedora accompanied by a hot pink bejewelled tie that matches the color of his hatband. Greasy is a lesser example, as he is wearing a pink tie.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Downplayed. Wheezy can be seen having bloodshot eyes from all the chain-smoking.
  • Stealth Parody: Possibly of the Seven Dwarfs; their names at least.
  • Weapon of Choice: Smart Ass and Greasy both pack handguns and switchblades, Psycho carries a straight razor in his mouth, Stupid holds a baseball bat with nail protruding at its tip, and Wheezy's shown at one point wielding a Tommy gun.
  • Wicked Weasels: Trope image.
  • Wingding Eyes: Psycho's eyes are perpetually spinning yellow and mauve spirals.

    Baby Herman 
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He acts older off-screen.
Voiced by: Lou Hirsch, Alejandro Abdalah (Latin-American Spanish), Takkō Ishimori (Japanese)

Roger's friend and coworker in the movie business, a baby... who has been a baby for 53 years.
  • Age Lift: In the novel, he's 36.
  • Cigar Chomper: Always has a smoke on hand or in his mouth whenever he's not in character.
  • Dawson Casting: Parodied in-universe. A 53-year old man who looks like an infant.
  • Dirty Old Man: Granted, he could be mistaken as a Dirty Kid.
  • The Fool: His role in the cartoons. His character gets into all sorts of trouble, and comes out no worse for wear either by luck, or because Roger takes all the blows.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Being apparently three years old for over five decades really doesn't agree with him.
  • Hates the Job, Loves the Limelight: He himself admits he loves the fame, but hates being a 53-year old man in an infant's body.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: At the end of the film, he pointed out Acme's will is still missing, which without it Toontown is just waiting for "another developer's wrecking ball".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: It may not look like it at first, but he cares about Roger.
  • The Napoleon: Justified. Herman is actually quite old, but because he's a cartoon, he doesn't visibly age. That means he will stay the same toddler size forever.
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor: Zig-zagged. The character he portrays wasn't necessarily a pleasant character to begin with, though he didn't actually know what he was doing was wrong as he was an infant. But as soon as the cameras stop rolling, he shows himself to be fairly grouchy and annoying. At the same time, even though he acts like an asshole he still professes to Roger's innocence and attempts to hire Eddie to help clear his name, showing he does consider him a friend.
  • Not Growing Up Sucks: Baby Herman smokes humongous cigars and has "a fifty-year lust and a three-year-old dinky" concerning his nurse. That's not his only problem, as seen in the comics.
  • Older Than They Look: He is actually fifty-three years old... despite resembling and portraying a baby.
  • Straying Baby: His role in the opening short.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: He is a baby who enjoys smoking. Subverted, in that chronologically speaking, he passed the legal age of smoking a long time ago, and he acts his real age in most other respects.

    Benny the Cab 
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Official Transport of Toon Town
Voiced by: Charles Fleischer, Juan Alfonso Carralero (Latin-American Spanish)

A foul-mouthed, super fast cartoon taxi cab that is friends with Roger. He apparently has a history of run-ins with the law thanks to his rather chaotic driving skills. Has the supernatural ability to appear whenever someone sticks out their thumb.

    Bongo 
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"Don't let me catch your peepin' face around here again, got it?"
Voiced by: Morgan Deare, Alejandro Abdalah (Latin-American Spanish)

A big, grumpy, intimidating Toon gorilla who's the bouncer at the Ink-N-Paint Club.
  • Bouncer: Is the bouncer of The Ink & Paint Club who unceremoniously dumps Eddie outside when he catches him peeping. (A customer who wants to get past him to get into the club has to know the password: "Walt sent me.")
  • The Dragon: To Doom in a deleted scene.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: His retort to Eddie's snarky remark.
    Eddie: Nice monkey suit.
    Bongo: ...Wiseass.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Presumed after Doom is killed as he appears in the crowd of Toons in the Acme Factory, at least given the context of the deleted scene.
  • Jerkass: He's quite a jerk to Eddie.
  • Killer Gorilla: Although not as aggressive as most cartoon gorillas, he is still big, scary-looking and rather violent with Eddie. But in a deleted scene he's shown working for the Big Bad.
  • No Name Given: Technically applied as his name was only revealed in a deleted scene and his credits listing, even in recent remastered editions, is still given as "Gorilla".

    Lena Hyena 
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Top: What she really is.
Bottom: What she was a second ago
Voiced by: June Foray

A psychotic, Love Hungry Toon woman in Toontown who relentlessly chases Eddie after he mistakes her for Jessica Rabbit.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Eddie. She immediately chases him once she spots him.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Believe it or not, yes. Here, she's ugly in a very comical, goofy way, but she's practically a fox compared to her appearance in Basil Wolverton's original artwork.
  • All There in the Manual: According to the Toontown issue, "The Kissing Bandit" she's an old friend of Jessica.
  • Ambiguous Gender Identity: While she has the look of a woman and a femine voice she also has an adam nipple and in one shot we can see she wears boxer shorts. All traits that only a man would have.
  • Aside Glance: (Pictured) She's really looking towards Eddie, but she does this a split-second before she reveals her true appearance.
  • Big Word Shout: Almost every time she speaks.
    "A MMAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!"
    "COME TO LENA!!!"
  • Butterface: She has a silhouette that resembles Jessica Rabbit. But once you see her face...
  • Covered in Kisses: Averted. Despite wearing as much red lipstick as Jessica, her kisses do not leave lipstick marks. But that doesn't keep her from trying.
  • Dresses the Same: Wears the exact same red dress as Jessica, Opera Gloves included, only her pumps are green where as Jessica's are red.
  • Fanservice: Humorously subverted. Of course, it's all good when she imitates Jessica, but then it becomes Fan Disservice once she lets it all out.
  • Gag Boobs: Her breasts are comparable in size to Jessica's... but become rather saggy once she turns at the audience.
  • Gag Lips: Her full red lips grow bigger as she puckers up to give Eddie a kiss.
  • Gag Nose: She has a long witch - style hooked nose.
  • Gonk: Not a beauty contest winner anytime soon.
  • Gross-Up Close-Up: The first time she reveals herself, aside from her Butterface we can also see her yellow rotten teeth.
  • Homage: to Grandma from Red Hot Riding Hood.
  • Lady in Red: Subverted. She copies Jessica's general look, dress included, but the way she acts is unappealing rather than seductive.
  • Love Hungry: It appears she seeks desperately a man the whole time.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Takes this Up to Eleven.
  • Non-Indicative Name: She's a human toon, not a hyena.
  • Sexy Silhouette: She makes one in her hotel room window doing her hair.
  • Wingding Eyes: Her eyes glow with hearts upon first sight of Eddie.
  • Yandere: To Eddie or, arguably, any man who gives her the slightest impression of romance.

The Mastermind

    Judge Doom 
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Portrayed by: Christopher Lloyd
Voiced by: Hector Pedrini (Latin-American Spanish, Tamio Oki (Japanese)

"Since I've had Toontown under my jurisdiction my goal has been to rein in the insanity, and the only way to do that is to make Toons respect... the law."

The Hanging Judge of Los Angeles and Toontown, Doom is a ruthless person who thinks that the only way to repress the madness of the Toons is to make them respect the law... or more accurately, fear it.

In actuality, he's the true villain of the series. Originally called Baron Von Rotten, he played cartoon villains until an on-set accident left him thinking he was truly villainous. Doom's first act of villainy was to murder Teddy Valiant, sending Eddie spiraling downward into depression. By the time the story begins, he initiates his plans to eliminate Toontown and every single Toon with it. In doing so, he murders Marvin Acme and R.K. Maroon.


  • All There in the Manual: According to The Resurrection of Doom (a sequel graphic novel published a year after the movie's release), his real name is Baron Von Rotten, and was a Toon who frequently played cartoon villains until an on-set accident from an exploding grenade left him thinking he was truly villainous after being put in two week coma.
  • Ambiguously Human: Even though he's technically a Toon himself, we never see what's behind the rubber mask. The graphic novel does reveal a glimpse of his true Toon form.
  • Ambition Is Evil: His ambition is to wipe Toontown off the face of the Earth.
  • Asshole Victim: There's not much sympathy to be had for him when Eddie kills him. Not only did he kill Teddy, Acme and Maroon, but he was oppressive towards Toons in general.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's a judge who's not afraid to go toe-to-toe with anyone who goes against him.
  • Ax-Crazy: While disguised as a human, a (for the most part) calm, cool, and collected version. But after his One-Winged Angel reveal, he promptly goes bat-shit insane, with eyes to match.
  • Badass Boast: He tells Eddie about how he killed Teddy once he goes One-Winged Angel.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Wearing all black (fedora and trench coat), and don't forget the cane which has a sword hidden inside it.
  • Badass Longcoat: He wears one as part of his Nazi-inspired uniform.
  • Bad Boss: He generally slaps the Weasels around.
  • Bald of Evil: Definitely has the look of one - but he has a small tuft of wild blonde hair hidden under his hat.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of the film. Not that the name is a huge tip-off or anything, but his murder of Eddie's brother and Acme's death have made both Eddie and Roger's lives change significantly. And that's not counting his plan to destroy Toon Town.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Judge Doom could've killed Roger halfway through the film if he just put him in the dip instead of letting Eddie give him a last drink. He falls into the same trap again, tying up Roger and Jessica to let the dip spray them slowly instead of just killing them immediately. The reveal that he's a Toon probably justifies this, as he's falling into the same trappings of other toons, only doing things because they're funny. To him at least.
  • Boomerang Bigot: Judge Doom seems to cater to this. Once you find out his true identity, all the stuff he's been spouting about toons earlier in the film becomes even more disturbing.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Scarily subverted. He remembers well having killed Eddie's brother and given his Evil Gloating to Eddie he must have enjoyed doing it.
  • Canon Foreigner: He was not present in the original book.
  • The Chessmaster: He's the mastermind behind every single scheme, from Teddy, Acme and Maroon's murders and Roger being framed for the former's murder to plotting to destroy Toontown.
  • Classy Cane: Judge Doom has one of these which doubles as a Sword Cane.
  • Cold Ham: Though Christopher Lloyd is in prime Large Ham mode, Doom still acts fairly restrained and reserved.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: His entirely gloomy black wardrobe is not the best way to hide his evilness.
  • Conspicuous Trenchcoat: He wears a black trenchcoat under his uniform.
  • Dark Is Evil: Wears all black and is not a nice guy.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: He wants to melt Toon Town down to make room for an eight-lane freeway to profit off it, made more disturbing since he's also a Toon.
  • Death by Irony: Using The Dip for his plan later proves to be his own undoing when Eddie opens the valve to empty out his machine's dip.
  • Doomy Dooms of Doom: His name.
  • The Dreaded: He's genuinely feared by toons and humans alike.
  • Enhanced Punch: He gives Eddie a devastating punch by turning his fist into an anvil.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Melts a toon shoe using the Dip he invented just for a thrill.
  • Establishing Character Music: He's introduced with an ominous bell tone and menacing bassoons, cellos and basses.
  • Eternally Pearly-White Teeth: He has a set of white teeth, hinting at his true identity.
  • Evil Albino: His white skin is menacing, and another clue that he's not exactly normal.
  • Evil Gloating: He gloats on how he killed Eddie's brother while speaking in a high pitched voice, unlike most examples, it is horrifying, other times, it comes off as grand and overconfident.
  • Evil Is Hammy: He has a boisterious personality and is villainous to boot.
  • Evil Is Petty: In addition to being a multiple murderer, Doom is also just an asshole who bullies people for no reason. He forces a dwarf onto his knees while describing Roger's heights, uses the sleeve of an army vet who's lost an arm to wipe clean a chalkboard, and deliberately made screeching sounds on the chalkboard to annoy everyone he's interrogating in the bar.
  • Evil Plan: He has a plan to melt Toon Town with his Dip cannon and put a freeway in. Presumably his "excuse" for doing this is to accept kickbacks from the presumably wealthy developers of the gas stations, motels, cheap restaurants and billboards that would build up alongside the freeway, but his real motivation seems to simply be For the Evulz.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: Courtesy of Christopher Lloyd until he reveals himself as a Toon.
  • Eye Pop: Once revealed as a Toon, his eyes briefly bulge in and out while his pupils shrink and expand in a disturbing way. Does a traditional one in his Oh, Crap! moment.
  • Face–Heel Turn: In the backstory, he was a normal actor. Then, he became a true villain after suffering an on-set accident.
  • Face-Revealing Turn: To reveal his red Toon eyes and tuft of hair.
  • Fantastic Racism: He is a racist towards all toons, even his henchmen. Which is ironic since he's actually a Toon.
  • Final Boss: He's the last antagonist Eddie has to fight in the film.
  • For the Evulz: His possible reason for Dipping the poor toon shoe.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: For the most part, it seems behind his shiny glasses, he is a horrible racist human being. At least, intially.
  • The Heavy: His plan to destroy Toon Town as well as the murders he commits are the center of the plot.
  • Giggling Villain: After he gets flattened by the steamroller he gets up wobbling around and giggling in a quite eerie way.
  • Hanging Judge: A downright frightening one.
  • Hitler Cam: Most notably during his New Era Speech about the freeway.
  • Hell Is That Noise: His voice as a Toon is very scary.
  • Hero Killer:
    • He's the Toon who murdered Teddy Valiant by dropping a piano on him, after all - and he clearly attempts to do in Teddy's brother at the climax of the film, too, with a disturbing amount of glee once his disguise falls apart.
    • Marvin Acme, the toon shoe and Maroon died horribly because of him.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: We never see what he really looks like under his rubber mask.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Created "Dip", a concoction of turpentine that could actually kill toons at the slightest touch. At the climax he gets sprayed with it and melted into nothing.
  • Humanoid Abomination: For one thing, for a Toon and especially dangerous one; he has perpetually changing red eyes, golden hands that turn into weapons, and a high pitched shrill of a voice. And everything else is a mystery, as it is all covered by his coat and rubber mask.
  • In a Single Bound: In the climax, he transforms the undersides of his feet into springs in order to catch up with a fleeing Eddie.
  • I'm Melting!: Said word-for-word when he gets hit by his own Dip.
  • Karmic Death: He's killed by the same Dip he created and planned to use to kill off his entire race.
  • Lack of Empathy: For starters, in his establishing scene, he boils alive a Toon shoe just for cuddling by his feet! Then there's the way he treats his weasels...
  • Knight of Cerebus: The movie always get a darker tone when he's around.
  • Knight Templar: Says he's this, but he's more just a psycho.
  • Large Ham: Used for Foreshadowing. While humans are largely downplayed and realistic in their performances, especially in regards to the Toons, Judge Doom's very over-the-top in his role as a villain. The bizarre movements, all-black clothing, shiny-white teeth, and a cape that's always flapping in the breeze (even indoors) are all indicators that he's a cartoon.
  • Latex Perfection: His pale skin is actually a rubber mask to hide his real Toon face.
  • Leitmotif: A dramatic little piece composed by Alan Silvestri, complete with a For Doom the Bell Tolls.
  • Mad Scientist: He invented the Dip, and you don't want to know how he came to know it works on Toons.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Doom is a very scary name.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: His costume design and goals are very Nazi-esque.
  • Nice Hat: A black fedora, which covers his tuft of blonde hair.
  • No Historical Figures Were Harmed: He bears a resemblance to Roland Freisler, a notoriously corrupt Nazi lawyer and judge during World War II.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: His "fight" with Eddie after his reveal as a Toon. As Eddie runs away, Doom jumps from a distance to grab him, tosses him to the floor while turning on the previously deactivated Dip Machine that would kill Roger and Jessica, and finally punches him across the room with an anvil that he had turned his hand into. He had planned to saw Eddie in half, but then decided to approach him slowly which gave Eddie the chance to use the Dip against him.
  • Not Even Human: He's a Toon.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: All that is shown through Doom's Latex Perfection is his crazed eyes and shapeshifting left hand, which adds more to the fear that this character exudes.
  • Not So Stoic: He's shown losing his cool when Roger arrives to the rescue, confronting him and telling him off.
    Doom: (shaking in anger) Put the gun down you buck-toothed fool!
    Roger: That's it, Doom! (pulls his gun at Doom) Give me another excuse and I'll pump you full of lead!
  • Obviously Evil: Seriously, did anyone NOT immediately know he was the Big Bad the instant he showed up on screen? The only legitimate surprise is that he is the same Toon that killed Eddie's brother.
  • One-Winged Angel: Of the 'behold my true form' version. Once he's flattened by the steamroller, he reveals himself as a Toon before he reinflates himself and makes use of his Toon body to beat the tar out of Eddie.
  • Oh, Crap!: His eyes bug out he's about to be hit by his own Dip.
  • Piano Drop: He killed Teddy by having a piano dropped on his head.
  • Psychotic Smirk: He has this when he melts the poor toon shoe in the Dip. The thing is doing it intentionally to show how cruel and sadistic he and his Weasels are.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His real eyes. Not only are they red, but they briefly turn into daggers, then bulge out and swirl.
  • Red Right Hand: His red eyes were the defining characteristic that made him different among the other monochromatic toons of his time, which signaled his descent into true evil.
  • The Quiet One: After he reveals his true identity to Eddie he doesn't say anything else until his demise. According to The Resurrection of Doom, he gained his red eyes after the accident that permanently scarred his mind.
  • The Reveal: Not only is he the real villain behind all the murders, he's the toon who killed Eddie's brother!
  • Sadist: His enjoyment in doing evil to people is quite like a child having fun while playing with his toys. He orders first Smart Ass to let Eddie watching Roger and Jessica being Dipped and then to shoot him when he could have just having him killed right now. Again, during the final confrontation he starts the Dipmobile on in order to Dip Roger and Jessica with a deranged smile simply to hurt Eddie, he saws a chain to show Eddie how powerful he is and what is going to happen to him. Also, his plan to destroy Toontown appears to be more For the Evulz than for greed.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: A very rare live action version, occurs multiple times in the last third of the movie.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: It's never specified what makes a Toon deserving of the Dip; as seen with the innocent shoe foreshadowing, he merely kills for the thrills.
  • Shout-Out: Recognizing that he's dying, he decides to go out Wicked Witch style, dying words and all.
  • Slasher Smile: At first he only tends to normally smile evilly, then after revealing his true identity and his real psychopathic nature, he finally sports a horrendous one, probably thinking of the fun he'll have beating and then killing Eddie.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: An interesting case. Doom is a constant presence, but Toon Doom is onscreen for less than three minutes. And is completely unforgettable.
  • The Sociopath: The only time he isn't creepily devoid of emotion is after he's hurt something. He plans to exterminate his own species simply for profit, he loves killing both humans and toons and once he revealed himself to Eddie he taunts him about his brother's death in a creepy childish manner.
  • Squashed Flat: He gets flattened by his own steamroller before he reveals himself as a Toon.
  • Sword Cane: He uses a sword hidden in a cane as a weapon.
  • The Spook: After being revealed to be a Toon, no one is sure what he really looked like.
  • Toon: A rather dark and disturbing take on this idea. As Judge Doom, he's portrayed for most of the film as an extremely anti-Toon human judge with over the top villainy and ambitions. While one could call him eccentric, something seems to be very "wrong" as he has pearly white teeth, stiff movements, completely dark glasses and a black outfit that covers the entirety of his body that he seems to desperate to hide. Underneath all that, he has the usual cartoonish childishness, but channeled into psychopathy and sadism. He also has mastered the use of Toon Physics to make his body itself into a very versatile lethal weapon.
  • Uncanny Valley: Invoked. Christopher Lloyd was given very pale make-up, was never shown to blink on camera, and has very stiff movements to give the audience a hint that he's actually a Toon.
  • The Un-Reveal: While we learn that Doom is a Toon, we never find out what kind of Toon he was, since he gets Dipped while still in full mask and costume. The other Toontown residents even speculate on what kind of Toon he was (or rather, what he wasn't) afterwards, and it's treated as a mystery that will never be solved.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: He was once an innocent actor toon who enjoyed playing the role of many villains and was praised for his work as the "Toon of a Thousand Faces" until the on-set accident which put him in a coma and permanently scarred his mind.
  • Villainous Breakdown: At the climax of the film, he reveals his toon nature and goes from composed to Ax-Crazy to screaming for his life when he's melting.
  • Visionary Villain: He wanted to erase Toon Town to create a freeway and goes to make an epic speech about it.
  • Visual Pun: During The Reveal where he tells Eddie that he killed his brother, his eyes pop out of his head and make knife shapes. He's staring daggers at him.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: A horrific variant. Since he's a Toon who stays in full mask and costume throughout the movie, what little we see of his toon body - his red eyes and right hand - can change into deadly weapons. His eyes morph into the shape of daggers at one point, and he changes his ungloved right hand into various weapons that he uses to try to murder Eddie with.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's hard not to talk about the character without mentioning a huge plot twist towards the end of the film, much less of his Wham Line about who he is and what he did.
  • Wham Line: After revealing himself as a Toon in front of Eddie, he says:
    "Remember me, Eddie? When I killed your brother, I talked... just... like... thiiiiiiis!"
  • Would You Like to Hear How They Died?: Taunts Eddie about the fact that he's the one who killed his brother.
  • You Are What You Hate: Wants to kill Toons because he thinks they're insane, but he's crazier than all of them.

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